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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

AIBSNLEA CHQ is hereby notified that the 7th AIC (All India Conference) of All India Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd Executives' Association will be held from 28th January 2022 to 30th January 2022 at Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Telecom Training Centre (RGM TTC), Meenambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu  <<<Click here for AIC Notification.>>>    <<<Click here for Pre-AIC CWC Notification.>>>
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30.11.2021Congratulations to all the Retiring Comrades!

 

AIBSNLEA CHQ extends Best Wishes to all the Comrades, who are going to retire on 30.11.2021 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.

30.11.2021Forum of BSNL Executives Associations (AIBSNLEA, AIGETOA and SNEA) served Notice for Trade Union Actions:

 

DEMANDS

 

1. All eligible BSNL Executives as on date should be promoted immediately without any further delay. The Time Bound Functional Promotion Policy up to AGM equivalent Grade as per the policy approved by BSNL Board on 28.05.2018, namely, “BSNL Executives Promotion Policy Amendment and Recruitment Rules, 2017” effective from 01.07.2018 should be implemented immediately and directions of the Board should be followed by incorporating Govt of India and DoP&T guidelines on Reservation and protecting the Constitutional Rights. The promotions should be extended w.e.f. 01.07.2018 onwards as and when the Executives fulfill their eligibility criteria.

 

2. The Restructuring order dated 17.11.2021, 23.11.2021 and subsequent orders should immediately be rolled back and immediate discussion should start with the stake holders for a HR plan which should be in line with the needs of the organization and takes care of career prospects of Executives in various grades and streams. The drastic reduction in number of Posts should immediately be done away with and inputs of Associations should be given firm consideration.

 

The stagnation criteria of 12 years in JTO/JAO Equivalent cadre for promotion to SDE/Equivalent cadre should be rolled back and revisited to make it in line with the earlier approved Time Bound Promotion Policy. Similarly, the stagnation criteria of 8 years should be introduced in SDE/AO/Equivalent Grade as Criteria for promotion to AGM/CAO/Equivalent Grades. 

 

3. Take necessary steps to approve the standard pay scales of E2 and E3 by DoT, replacing the intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A w.e.f. 01.01.2007 as recommended by BSNL Board for JTO/JAO and SDE/AO Equivalent Grades.

 

4. Management Trainee Recruitment and DR DGM Recruitment should be scrapped altogether and no lateral recruitment should be done in the organization at any level above JTO/JAO/Equivalent. Internal Fast-Track Promotion Policy should be introduced for the meritorious and talented Executives of the organization.

 

5. All Adhoc DGM (T/F) should be made regular DGM (T/F). Thereafter, all DGM(T/F) posts should be filled up on regular basis by onetime relaxation in qualifying service.

 

6. Suitable relaxation in the qualifying service to be extended for Time Bound Promotion to CAO Grade since eligible Executives are not available.

 

7. No Looking After/Adhoc/Entrustment Promotions, only Regular promotions should be provided to BSNL Executives. 

 

8. Immediate final settlement of long awaited SDE Reversal case as one time measure as agreed and directed by the Director HR on various occasions.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL ACTION PROGRAMS

 

1. Wearing Black Badges and Desk to Desk Awareness campaign among the      Executives from 01.12.2021 to 15.12.2021.

 

2. Submission of Memorandum to Hon Member of Parliaments highlighting the failure of BSNL Management in addressing the core issues of organization including HR practices – 07.12.2021 to 15.12.2021.   

 

3. Twitter campaign on 16.12.2021.

 

4. Mass Dharna at BA, Circle and BSNL HQs on 22.12.2021.

 

5. Relay Hunger Fast at BA, Circle, BSNL HQs on 28-30 December 2021.

 

6. Mass Casual Leave on 03.01.2022.

 

7. Leaving Official WhatsApp Group and non-cooperation from 03.01.2022 onwards.

 

8. Mass Indefinite Dharna at BSNLCO: 10.01.2022 onwards till settlement of the issues. 

 

Forum Notice to CMD: Notice for Organizational Actions demanding immediate Roll Back of the Provisions of Restructuring Proposal which are diminishing the career growth of Executives, issuance of Promotion to all Eligible Executives on Time Bound Basis by implementation of BSNL Board approved Time Bound Promotion Policy w.e.f. 01.07.2018 onwards. No more Looking After, Adhoc and Entrustment basis arrangements and ensure regular promotions only. Implementation of the standard Pay Scale E2 for JTO/JAO equivalent and E3 for SDE/AO equivalent grades as recommended by the BSNL Board Approval. Scrapping of MT and DR DGM RRs and introduction of Fast Track Promotion Channel.<<<Click here for Notice>>>

30.11.2021BSNL CO issued instructions regarding- 

(1) Organizational restructuring ( Categorization and Territorial Circles, Corporate office and Mobiles Nodal Centre - Issue of structure and guidelines <<<Click here for Orders >>>

29.11.2021GS Writes to The PGM (Pers.) BSNL Corporate office regarding request for transfer under Rule-8 in the cadre of Junior Account officer <<<Click here for Letter >>>

29.11.2021BSNL Management once again requested to DoT to approve standard pay scales of E2 and E3 under 2nd  PRC w.e.f. 01.01.2007 in respect of JTO/JAO and SDE /AO & equivalent executive of BSNL as per our request made in the meeting held between AUAB and CMD and Board of Directors  <<<Click here for Orders >>>
29.11.2021GS Writes to The CMD BSNL regarding request for provisioning of sufficient number of Finance Executives in Chennai and Kolkata Metro Districts as per the revised Manpower Norms –<<<Click here for Letter >>>

28.11.2021BSNL CO issued instructions regarding- 

(1) Policy for Determining Material Subsidiaries <<<Click here for Orders >>>

(2) Policy on Related Party Transactions <<<Click here for Orders >>>

27.11.2021Com.S.Sivakumar, GS AIBSNLEA has written to

Shri. Ashwini Vaishnaw ji, Hon’ble Minister of Communications & IT, Govt. of India, New Delhi -110001 on 28.7.2021 regarding the Financial Revival of BSNL,  Up gradation 2G&3G Equipments, immediate release of long pending outstanding dues to the tune of Rs.38,500 from DoT to BSNL  and timely disbursement of Salary to the BSNL Employees.

 

GS AIBSNLEA along with the CHQ Team  met Hon’ble Member of Parliament  Shri.M.Shanmugam ji,  in his Office at New Delhi on 28.7.2021 and appraised him about the burning issues of BSNL Employees and submitted the Letter written to the Honb’le MoC  and requested to take up the burning issues with Hon’ble MoC. Hon’ble MP after patient hearing assured to take up the issues with the Honb’le MoC  and immediately  he has written a Letter in this regard on 28.7.2021 to the Hon’ble MoC for which Hon’ble MoC replied to the Hon’ble  M.P Shri.M.Shanmugam  through D.O Letter dated  24.11.2021.

<<<Click here for letter>>>> <<<Click here for GS AIBSNLEA dated 28.07.2021 letter>>>>

For Hon’ble MoC Reply

26.11.2021Meeting with PGM (Pers.) CO BSNL, New Delhi

Com. S.Sivakumar, GS AIBSNLEA and Com. Rajpal, AGS met Shri R.K. Goyal, PGM (Pers.) on 26.11.2021. At the outset GS conveyed his sincere thanks and gratitude to the PGM (Pers.) for the issuance of SDE Seniority List No 10, 11, 12 & 13  which is as per the Stand taken by AIBSNLEA & as per Law  i.e.. Date of Joining. We strongly protested against keeping stagnation of 12 years for promotion from JTO to SDE on personal up gradation basis, introduction of External MT and drastic reduction of Posts in Promotional Grades (including drastic reduction of  Posts in the Accounts Stream in Chennai TD and Kolkata Telephones) in the recent BSNL Board approval on Man Power requirement and the Modification in the Recruitment Policy issued on 23.11.2021.

PGM Pers informed that Committee for amending various RRs have been constituted which will look into all the aspects. Committee for amending BSNL MSRR will also be notified within this week. PGM Pers advised us to keep patience and assured that Committee will look into all the aspects hampering the Promotional avenues of Executives including revisiting the 12 years Stagnation clause in JTO Cadre and draft RR will be circulated to all Associations to submit the suggestions and feed back  before taking final decision by the Committee. We requested the PGM(Pers) to immediately start the CPC work to promote all the eligible Executives as assured by the CMD in the AUAB Meeting held on 27.11.2021.

PGM(Pes) mentioned that  Management has now decided to promote the eligible JTO(Telecom/Civil/Elect/TF/Arch) to SDE(Telecom/Civil/Elect/TF/Arch) for the Vacancies up to January 2020 before the end of Dec , 2021 and the CPC work is being started . Management is having a fond hope that before the Year end, all the Promotions for SDE equivalent Cadres will be completed. He further mentioned that the promotions in respect of AGM equivalent and above Cadres can only be possible after the outcome of the judgment in respect of Jarnail Singh &Ors Vs Lachhmi Narain Gupta & Ors. (Reservation in Promotion Court Case) pending in Hon’ble Supreme Court (Judgment kept reserved).

25.11.2021Details of  discussion held between the AUAB and the DoT, on 24.11.2021.

A Meeting held between the AUAB Leaders and the Shri Sanjay Gupta, DDG(PM), DoT  who is looking after the duties of Joint Secretary(Admin) on 24.11.2021 at 1600 hrs. at Sanchar Bhawan. Smt.Anita Johri, Sr.GM(SR), Director(SU), DoT also present in the Meeting. Com. S.Sivakumar, GS AIBSNLEA along with the General Secretaries/Representatives of 12 Unions/Associations of AUAB participated in the meeting. At the outset, the AUAB bitterly complained that, the assurances given by Shri Manoj Sinha ji, the then Minister of State for Communications and Ms. Aruna Sundararajan,  the then Secretary, Telecom, in the meetings held in December, 2018, regarding 3rd Pay Revision, Payment of Pension Contribution by BSNL, based on actual basic pay (As per FR.116) and delinking of Pension revision from Pay revision, were not implemented by the DoT. Hence, the AUAB insisted that minutes / record of discussion should be issued for this meeting and the decisions taken, should be implemented by the DoT.

Responding to the observations made by the AUAB, the DDG(PM) stated that, hereafter regular interactions would take place between the DoT and the AUAB a at least in every quarter. Thereafter, point to point discussion took place to the Agenda items submitted by the AUAB.

 

Launching of 4G by BSNL:

The issue of up gradation of BSNL’s BTSs, for providing 4G Service, was taken to the ETG (Empowered Technology Group) and the PMO. However, it was not approved. The PMO has insisted that the “Core” of BSNL’s 4G equipments must be Indian made.

The TCS is in the process of supplying 4G equipments to BSNL. The CEO of TCS has assured to complete the POC (Proof of Concept) by 31st December, 2021. The POs (Purchase orders) will be placed by March / April, 2022. The commercial launching of 4G service by BSNL will take place in August / September, 2022.

 

The CAPEX (Capital Expenditure) for BSNL’s 4G launching comes to Rs.14,000 crore and MTNL’s CAPEX for 4G launching comes to Rs.1,000 crore. This Rs.15,000 crore will be borne by the Government. Cabinet note will be sent shortly to get the approval of the Cabinet for this.

Govt. has agreed in principle  about Rs.1.60 lakh Crore Budgetary support to BSNL on immediate basis in order to overcome financial constraints in a bid to promote domestic technology in line with Atmanirbhar Bharat (Self-reliant India).

 

Payment of Outstanding dues (Claims Payable) to BSNL by the DoT amounting Rs.39,000 Crore:

 The DDG(PM) replied that,

 

(a)   Interest on refund of WIMAX and CDMA Spectrum, as being claimed by BSNL, may not be paid. Comparatively, the Government is going to provide a bigger amount for BSNL’s 4G launching and revival.

(b)   Refund of Leave Encashment to the tune of  Rs.11998 Cr is being dealt by DDG(Accounts). The issue is to be taken with them.

(c)   The issue of paying compensation to BSNL, on account of Rural Telephony to the tune of Rs.13789 Cr is being dealt with by the Hon’ble Minister of Communications.

 

No handing over of BSNL’s Mobile towers and Optical fibre to the private, under the National Monetisation Pipeline.

The DDG(PM) stated that, the amount coming through Monetisation of BSNL’s Mobile towers and Optical fibre, will only come to BSNL. However, the AUAB refuted this and stated that under the National Monetization Pipeline, this amount will only go to the Government. Hence, it was argued strongly that, no Monetisation of BSNL’s Tower Payment of Pension contribution by BSNL, based on the actual basic pay.

The DDG(PM) stated that, this issue was taken to  the  Finance Ministry, by the DoT, on three occasions. However, the Finance Ministry did not accept the demand, he stated.

 

Speeding up of BSNL’s Land Monetisation to off-set the Company’s debt.

To this, the DDG(PM) stated that, presently, four properties of BSNL are being sold through DIPAM for Rs.2,000 Cr. This money will come only to BSNL. He further stated that, as per the Government decision, Lands worth below Rs.10 Crore could be sold by BSNL itself. Lands worth between Rs.10 Crore and Rs.100 Crore could be sold with the approval of the DoT. Lands worth above Rs.100 crore could be sold only through the DIPAM.

Immediate settlement of 3rd Pay Revision for the Executives and Non-Executives of BSNL.

The DDG(PM) stated that, a decision on this could be taken only by the Hon’ble Minister of Communications.

Revised PO for E2 and E3 Standard pay scales.

The DDG(PM) stated that, the issue could be discussed after receiving complete details

25.11.2021 (i) BSNL CO issued Revised Sanction strength and Man power Plan has been approved by BSNL Corporate Office in respect of Telecom FinanceCivil, Electrical and Other Streams:

Click below for>>>

<<<Man Power Plan Finance>>>  <<<Man Power Plan Civil>>>  <<<Man Power Plan Electrical>>>  <<<Man Power Plan Other Streams>>>

2. Corporate Office issued instructions regarding:

<<<Resumption of Biometric attendance>>>   

<<<Forwarding of Rule 9 transfer cases>>>   

<<<Extension of timelines of e-APAR 2020 21>>>

23.11.2021 Lunch Hour Demonstration on 24.11.2021 at BSNL CO, Circles, BAs/SSAs/Areas offices:-

It has been decided to lodge our immediate and strong protest on 24.11.2021 by burning the copy of order and staging Lunch Hour Demonstration against the Man Power Planning Order announced today with introduction of stagnation period of long 12 Years for SDE Promotion (beyond the sanctioned strength), introduction of Ext MT and not Meeting of our Demand for Time Bound Promotion Or required Number of Posts in Promotional Grades for promotion of all eligible Executives as demanded by the Forum of all Associations.

All CHQ, Circle and District/ BA/ SSA Office Bearers are requested to make arrangements of the protest immediately by reaching out to all Associations

23.11.2021 BSNL CO issued instructions regarding- 

BSNL Corporate Office issued the approval of BSNL Board on total Manpower requirement in BSNL, the revised Sanctioned Strength after VRS restructuring in different grades in Telecom Stream and the modifications in the Recruitment Policy.  <<<Click here for Orders >>>

22.11.2021 BSNL CO issued instructions regarding 

(a) Organizational Restructuring- Issue of final Structure of Non territorial Circles <<<Click here for Orders >>>

22.11.2021<<<<<<BSNL News in Media >>>>>>>
18.11.2021 FORUM OF BSNL EXECUTIVES ASSOCIATIONS (AIBSNLEA, SNEA, AIGETOA) writes to Shri. P. K. Purwar, CMD BSNL jointly demanding regular Promotions to  all the eligible Executives on Time Bound manner  before Restructuring and any post reduction.

Forum will be compelled to oppose any Restructuring and post reduction before Promotions.
AIBSNLEA, SNEA & AIGETOA jointly decided to  launch the struggle if above demands will not be considered
<<<Click here for letter jointly signed by the Forum>>>

18.11.2021 BSNL CO issued instructions regarding 

(a) Organizational Restructuring- Issue of final structure of Business Areas of Territorial Circles, operational norms and guidelines <<<Click here for Orders >>>

(b) Amendments to the existing policy for outsourcing of maintenance and provisioning of Landline & Broadband for External plant of Copper network. <<<Click here for Orders >>>

15.11.2021 Once again it is proved that AIBSNLEA STAND is correct:

Provisional SDE(T) Seniority List Nos 10, 11, 12 and 13 have been Circulated by BSNL Corporate Office for inviting objections/errors/omissions etc.

Hearty Congratulations! Provisional Seniority List Nos. 10, 11, 12 & 13 of SDE (T) have been issued by the BSNL CO which is as per the Stand of AIBSNLEA

Dear Friends!! Consistent and continuous discussions/efforts and regularly put forth our views before the Management for the past 21 Months yielded results that the Provisional Seniority list Nos. 10, 11, 12 & 13 of SDE(T) have been issued by the BSNL CO as per the Law and as per the Date of Joining/ Promotion. AIBSNLEA has taken a stand right from the day one that the Seniority list of SDE(T) should be as per date of joining which is as per Law and accordingly writing nearly Ten continuous letters to the BSNL Management and consistently pursuing and discussing with CMD BSNL, Director (HR) and PGM (Pers.) for the past 21 months.

AIBSNLEA CHQ extend its sincere thanks and gratitude to the CMD BSNL, Director HR, PGM Pers, and the whole Pers. Team for the issuance of long awaited SDE(T) Seniority list Nos. 10 to 13 as per Law and as per date of joining

Another feather is going to be added in the Cap of AIBSNLEA and in the Success History of AIBSNLEA –

<<<Click here for Order>>>     <<<Click here for List No 10>>>     <<<Click here for List No 11>>>     <<<Click here for List No 12>>>    <<<Click here for List No 13>>>

15.11.2021  GS Writes to The PGM (Pers.), BSNL Corporate office regarding request for cancellation of transfer orders in the cadre of Accounts Officer <<<Click here for Letter >>>

11.11.2021  GS Writes to The Director (HR)  BSNL Board regarding request for Wiiingness to Continue as a Faculty at RGMTTC, Chennai <<<Click here for Letter >>>

12.11.2021 3rd Pay Revision to BSNL Executives

An Overview

After the release of 3rd PRC recommendations Pay Revision and Pension Revision took place in some PSUs in accordance with the guidelines of DPE. Due to the affordability clause and the guidelines on Profit- Oriented Pay rise have disallowed any Pay as well as Pension revision in BSNL. Though pension is the commitment of DoT, but DoT categorically clarified   that the pension revision will only follow the Pay revision and the revision of IDA Pension will not be done automatically. The DPE guidelines on 3rd Pay Revision have disallowed pay revision in BSNL on the plea of not earning profit for the last three consecutive years. AIBSNLEA & AUAB continuously put the demand that BSNL as a PSU under the control of Central Government and being the Strategic Sector purely a Service Oriented Organization should not be brought under the DPE guidelines in respect of Profitability clause which permits Pay Revision.  

The then Hon’ble MoSC Shri Manoj Sinha ji assured the AUAB leaders on 03.02.2018 & 24.02.2018 that the relaxation on affordability clause for the 3rd pay revision for BSNL employees will be sought from the Union Cabinet. However DoT deliberately delayed the proposal. 

During the discussions had with CMD BSNL and the AUAB leaders held on 13.02.2019 and 15.02.2019 (before 3 Days strike from 18.02.2019 to 20.02.2019) it was offered by the then Hon’ble MoSC  that 3rd Pay Revision with 0% fitment with an assurance that the proposal   will be sent to Digital Communication Commission (DCC) for clearance and thereafter it will be taken up in the Union Cabinet for approval for any relaxation in affordability clause for BSNL Employees.

AUAB leaders categorically told the Management that we are prepared to accept 3rd Pay Revision with minimum 5% fitment as offered by DoT on 30.01.2019 and demanded that this commitment should be given in writing by the DoT so that AUAB can consider deferment of the proposed strike.

The demand of AUAB has not been accepted and even DoT has not come forward to give 0% fitment as offered by the then Hon’ble MOSC in writing. Then AUAB has decided to go ahead with 3 days strike.

In this regard, the then Hon’ble MOC Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad ji mentioned in the meeting held on 04.11.2019 with AUAB leaders that 3rd pay revision is not possible in BSNL at present due to continuous losses shown by BSNL for more than 3 consecutive years and also in lieu of affordability condition and Profit during three consecutive years is mandatory as per DPE guidelines.

However, he further assured that if BSNL post EBITDA positive (Operating Profit) for 3 years and increase of 17% Market Share of BSNL, then DoT/ Govt. will consider 3rd Pay Revision to BSNL employees.

However, keeping in view of the approved Parameters mentioned in DPE OM dated 24.11.2017 now BSNL Management again going to start the wage negotiation for Non- Executives since the settlement has already been expired on 31.12.2016

Pursuant to the guidelines contained in DPE O&M Dated 03.08.2017 & 24.11.2017, the 3rd PRC Wage negotiation settlement with 0% or 5% fitment in respect of Non-Executives should be approved by the Remuneration Committee of BSNL Board, BSNL Board of Directors and the same will be sent to DoT/ DCC for approval.  Thereafter it will be taken up in the Union Cabinet for any relaxation in affordability clause.

In the recent meeting of CMD BSNL & Board of Directors with the AUAB leaders held on  05.10.2021 & 27.10.2021,  it is agreed  by the Management that Wage Revision Committee for 3rd PRC in respect of Non-Executives will be reconstituted and the meeting  will be held after Diwali. The Unions should submit their suggestions/ inputs for 3rd wages revision with 0% fitment for Non- Executives to address the stagnation issue.

As regards the implementations of 3rd PRC in respect of the Executives, the CMD BSNL told that this issue should be discussed with the Secretary, Telecom. He further assured that a meeting will be arranged between the Secretary, Telecom and the AUAB Leaders.

Now the Joint Committee has reconstituted to recommend the wages structure for Non- Executives w.e.f. 01.01.2017 in BSNL and the meeting is scheduled to be held on 18.11.2021.

We have a fond hope that 3rd PRC with any fitment will definitely address the Stagnation, improved Pensionary benefits, Commuted Value of Pension, Enhanced HRA, Annual Increment, Pay fixation benefits etc.

All the Executives Associations and AUAB leaders are eagerly waiting for the meeting with Secretary Telecom for the discussion regarding 3rd PRC for BSNL employees. 

We are waiting for a long time for the revision of pay since it is due from 01.01.2017. In view of the abnormal delay, the BSNL Employees and Pensioners are not getting their due benefits in time. Hence, it is suggested that AUAB or likeminded Associations and Unions should come forward and appeal to the Govt./ DoT & BSNL Management to consider as a interim Measure/ interim relief till such time 3rd PRC got approved and implemented in BSNL.

“Portion of IDA (119.5% as on 01.01.2017) equal to either 75% or 60% of the existing basic pay in respect of the employees of BSNL/ CPSEs following IDA pattern of pay scales at 2007 levels for employees of BSNL/CPSEs may be distinctly shows as Dearness Pay (DP) w.e.f. 01.01.2017, which would be counted for the purposes like:

Retirement benefits, Payment of Allowances, Transfer grant, Contribution to Provident Funds, Licenses fee & Various Advances etc.”

There is precedence also in this regard during the 2nd Pay Revision time, where portion of IDA equal to 50% of existing Pay was shown as Dearness Pay (DP) w.e.f. 01.01.2007 vide DPE OM No. 2(7)/2005 DPE –(WC) GL-III dated 26th Feb 2008.

Now the BSNL Management is serious and responsive to the demands of Unions and Associations and has shown sincerity time and again.

To mitigate the suffering of BSNL employees and to get the due benefits without any delay and till such time3rd PRC for BSNL employees got approved and implemented we should strengthen our demand of portion of IDA equal to either 75% or 60% existing Basic Pay may be distinctly declared as Dearness Pay w.e.f. 01.01.2017 and shown separately.

All the AUAB Leaders, likeminded Associations and Unions should come forward to achieve the genuine demand!

Unity Is Always Our Strength!  

12.11.2021 BSNL CO issued instructions regarding 

(a) Nomination of Liaison officer (OBC) in BSNL Telecom Circles <<<Click here for Orders >>>

(b) Lok Sabha starred Question Diary No. 6703 to be answered on 10.03.2021  

<<<Click here for Orders >>>

11.11.2021  GS Writes to

(a) The Chief General Manager, I.T. Project Circle, BSNL Chinchwad, Pune regarding request for posting at ITPC- Hyderabad on transfer from TS Circle to ITPC in the cadre of Accounts Officer <<<Click here for Letter >>>

(b) The General Manager  BRBRAITT, Jabalpur Madhya Pradesh regarding request for Wiiingness to Continue as a Faculty at RGMTTC, Chennai <<<Click here for Letter >>>

10.11.2021  GS Writes to The Director (HR) BSNL Board regarding

(a) Spoiling of working atmosphere by GM Ludhiana BA (PB Circle).<<<Click here for Letter >>>

(b) Non issuance of Intra Circle Transfer and Posting Orders (on Tenure/ Request Basis) in the Care of Accounts & Finance Executives.<<<Click here for Letter >>>

it is really very shocking to hear about the sad demise of Com. V.Subburaman General Secretary TEPU, All India President LPF and Senior Leader of Trade Union Movement. On behalf of AIBSNLEA CHQ our Heart felt Condolences to the bereaved family members of the departed Leader. The Contribution of Com.Subburaman to the BSNL employees and Trade Union Movement will be never forgotten. He is always in. our Heart. May the departed soul Rest in Peace.

08.11.2021  BSNL CO issued instructions regarding 

(a)Non- Official Independent Directors of Board of BSNL  <<<Click here for Orders >>>

(b)Board level & below Board posts including Non-unionized supervisors in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) - Revision of scales of pay w.e.f. 01.01.2007- Payment of IDA at revised rate w.e.f. 01.07.2021 and 01.10.2021 <<<Click here for Orders >>>

(c) Circulation of final All India Seniority List of JAO's batch 2015

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

AIBSNLEA CHQ extends its

best wishes and warm greetings

to one and all on the

Deepawali festival.

May this Deepawali festival brings

all the happiness in your life

03.11.2021 BSNL News in Media

(i) BSNL to sell 8 Chennai properties worth Rs. 200 Crs....<<<Click here for news>>>

02.11.2021 Meeting with PGM (Pers.) CO BSNL, New Delhi

Com. S.Sivakumar, GS AIBSNLEA along with the CHQ Team met Shri R.K. Goyal, PGM (Pers.) on 01.11.2021. At the outset GS conveyed his sincere thanks and gratitude to the PGM (Pers.) for the issuance of List No 9, which is as per the Stand taken by AIBSNLEA & as per Law  i.e. Date of Joining.

(a) GS requested PGM (Pers.) for the early issuance of remaining List No 10, 11, 12 & 13 etc. for the SDE(T) Seniority since it is mentioned in the judgement delivered by Hon’ble PB CAT New Delhi that the Seniority in respect of all the similarly placed SDEs should also be released. PGM (Pers.) mentioned that Pers Team is on the job and it is under active consideration hence all the Seniority Lists of SDE(T)s will be issued very soon as per the Law and Rules in force.

(b) DPC for the promotion from JTO(Civil/ Elect) to SDE (Civil/ Elect):- PGM (Pers.) mentioned that the Management has now decided to promote the eligible JTOs(Civil/ Elect) for the Vacancies up to December 2019. The additional information has already been called for from the CGM (BW) & (EW) for the vacancies up to Dec., 2019 by preparing the SC/ST Roaster. Pers. branch is continuously pursuing with the concerned officers and very soon it will be received and Management is having a fond hope that before the Year end, all the Promotions for SDE equivalent Cadres will be completed. He further mentioned that the promotions in respect of AGM equivalent and above Cadres can only be possible after the outcome of the judgment in respect of Jarnail Singh &Ors Vs Lachhmi Narain Gupta & Ors. (Reservation in Promotion Court Case) pending in Hon’ble Supreme Court (Judgment kept reserved) and after the approval of Restructuring Manpower Plan.

(c) DPC for the promotion from JTO(TF) to SDE (TF): Pers Branch called for Screening Committee Report from the Field Units. Nearly 14 JTOs(TF) are only eligible for SDE(TF) Promotion. Pers Branch is coordinating with all the Field Unit GMs for the Screening Committee Report. On receipt of the same, CPC will be conducted and promotion orders will be issued.

(d) JAO 2016 batch Seniority/ Gradation List: The Seniority/ Gradation list of 2016 JAOs Batch will be prepared before Dec., end and after the finalization of 2015 JAO batch Gradation list.

02.11.2021A Grand Felicitation function was conducted by Tamil Nadu Circle AIBSNLEA on 24.10.2021 at Thanjavur to felicitate  Com. S.SIVAKUMAR, GS and Com. C.Duraiarasan, OS(SOUTH) on their superannuation from the official Services of BSNL as DGMs.

AIBSNLEA Tamilnadu Circle arranged a well organized colorful function  and felicitated our beloved Comrades  Sri. S.Sivakumar General Secretary of AIBSNLEA  and Com. C. Durairasan, OS (South) CHQ on their Retirement from BSNL on Superannuation wherein Comrades from all the Districts of Tamilnadu, Circle Office Bearers, CWC Members, DSs/DPs and Retired Executives have  participated.

 

Honorable Member of Parliament and the General Secretary of LPF Shri.Shanmugam was the Chief Guest of the Felicitation Function. All India Leaders from BSNLEU, NFTE, SNEA, TEPU and Circle Secretaries of Sister Unions and Associations have also participated and Felicitated Com. GS and OS(South).

Com. I.Saravanan , Circle President Presided over the function  and in his address he appreciated the functioning of our GS at CHQ, New Delhi and recalled his Association with GS from the year 1997 onwards in MTNL Mumbai in AFSOA followed by functioning in AFSOA and AIBSNLEA   in TN Circle for the past 21 years along with Com. GS, Com. VKP and Com. Duraiarasan in various capacities.  

 Com. S. Anand, Circle Secretary  welcomed the gathering and appreciated the successful functioning, sincere and dedicated Services rendered by our GS to safe guard the interest of the BSNL Executives in various capacities from District Secretary, Circle Org. Secretary, Circle President, CWC Member, Circle Secretary, CHQ President and  GS, AIBSNLEA . He also praised and appreciated the yeoman Service rendered by Com.Durai from the District Secy of NFTE, CS of AFSOA, CS of AIBSNLEA TN Circle and OS(South) to the Contract Laborers, Non-Executives and Executives. He thanked both GS & OS(South) for extending  their active support and Advise in the day to day functioning of CS.

 

Com. K. Vinayagamoorthy , Asst. Circle Secretary  had delivered  inaugural address and read the citation of our beloved GS. Com. Sivakumar ji  and   our O.S. (South)  Com. Duraiarasan, by briefing the dedication on their duties with BSNL and also with our Association. He further explained the Versatile Personality of our GS in the field of Trade Union Movement, Sports, Serving to the Society in Rotary, and taking JAO Classes throughout Tamilnadu and publication of nearly 6 Books for JAO Part-I, Part-II and JAO Exam under New syllabus resulting in more number of Non-Executives became JAOs in Tamilnadu and other parts of India. He further mentioned that Com. Sivakumar, our beloved GS was conferred with Sanchar Seva Padak in TN Circle in 2006 due to his outstanding performance in all the Fields. He started his Carrier/journey from Kumbakonam and ended his Journey after 39 years He requested the House to give a Standing Ovation to Com.GS for recognizing his outstanding performance and dedicated Services to the BSNL Employees and Society. The House gave an Standing ovation.

He further explained the pivotal role played by Com. C.Duraiarsan as DS, NFTE, Thanjavur  for safe guarding the interest of Contractual Laborers followed by the services rendered to the Executives in the capacity of CS, AFSOA TN Circle, CS, AIBSNLEA TN Circle and OS(South), AIBSNLEA CHQ.

Com. S.Sivakumar ji, GS AIBSNLEA and Com. C.Duraiarasan ji OS(South) were presented with mementos and Shawl by the TN Circle Office bearers.

 

Hon'ble  Member of Parliament and GS, LPF Shri  Shanmugam :.   

When he commences his speech  he said that I am one among you and also I am the part and part of your Association activities in Delhi as you all are fighting for the rights of  the Employees with  the organization. Moreover I know  personally all the CHQ Leaders sitting in the Dias and  I am fighting for the rights of  Employee with the Government  and there is no difference in the fighting capacity, the person may different and place may different but the demands remains same.

He appraised that  our G.S. Sivakumar ji, is the Man of  Versatile Personality .  He worked in various capacities in  SSA, Circle and elevated as prestigious CHQ  President of Great AIBSNLEA and  finally  reached the position of General Secretary. He further mentioned that it is happened  only because  of  his  dedication , sincerity, contribution  and devotion to the post he has occupied and also he is taking the full responsibility of the works  assigned to the Post.  

He will ever remain in the Heart of every employee  and every Executive of  BSNL because of his dedication and devotion.  Due to his dedicated Services  everyone got  benefited  including Contract Labourers, by means of  Promotion, by means of Transfer  and by means of  Wage revision  and many more.  Resolving every problem at Delhi your Leaders are behind it.   He is one among  them  particularly unifying and co-coordinating all the AUAB Leaders.

The Leader should know the demands of the Members that wherever they are, either they may nearer to him or not close to him, the Leader should present  the case to the appropriate  Forum in the correct time and also in the right manner , then only he get the success on the demand. Your  GS Sivakumar ji is having such a capacity to present the case in the correct sense & manner and got succeed on the cases.  You all should feel proud  to have such a  Great Leader at HQ Delhi. 

He also touched the  oldest period of  the Department viz P&T, Department of  Telecommunication, DTS, DTO  and now BSNL. He remember that during those days  when he  saw the  lines and wires  of the Department every where which will resembles the Bones and nerves of the Employees and they build the BSNL by sweating their  Bloods.

Though the Financial position is very strong in BSNL and the Asset worthiness also in a good position but the Employees are not paid with their salary in time.  Most of the Contract work's bills are delayed purposefully. Even Electricity bills , Diesel bills and Rent payments etc., also not made on time, by doing these, the image of BSNL will be damaged purposefully.  

Because of non allotment of 4G to BSNL the customer growth was stagnated for the past few years and the revenue potential is also drastically reduced and the BSNL is presented as Loss making PSU by saying the 50% of  expenditure had spend towards the pay and allowances to staff and their welfare, so to reduce the expenses with the  great plan of Hon’ble Modi Government, the VRS scheme was introduced during the period of Respected Ravi Shankar Prasad ji and 60% of staff had opted VRS and even then BSNL is not yet reviewed and 4G Spectrum is not yet allotted to BSNL.

He assured that he will support  AIBSNLEA and other Associations and Unions in BSNL for announcing 119.5% as Dearness Pay w.e.from 1.1.2017 by the DPE/the Govt.till such time 3rd PRC is implemented in BSNL as proposed by Com. Sivakumar, GS AIBSNLEA and NFTE CHQ Leaders Com. Seshadiri and Com. Kamaraj.

And Moreover Govt is trying to  Privatize the BSNL by continuing the same situation as loss making PSU, but the same was stopped by the continuous Trade Union Movement  and Struggles of Unions& Associations  and the dedication of Leaders like our  Sivakumar ji  and Duraiarasan ji and we have to salute them,

On the recent days most of the works of BSNL were outsourced when the existing Man power are reduced and the work burden is increased which was shouldered by the existing Employees. From our side, we are raising our voice in the Parliament against this Govt move & proposal to privatize the BSNL. 

Though we repeatedly raising our voice,  Government  not at all hearing our voice. So the Unity of Service Unions & Associations should be strengthened and with the Mighty unity of  the AUAB, they have to stop the wrong Policies and proposals of the Govt.  and to save the BSNL.

 

To make a full stop on all those things, to Protest against the Government and to get the rights of the employees and Labourers, our continuous Struggle and Unity among the staff, Unions and Associations is very much essential and is the need of the Hour. 

Com. Chellappa,   AGS, BSNLEU, CHQ:

He welcomed the gathering and he feels proud to the part of this felicitation function which was organized for Sivakumar ji,  by AIBSNLEA. 

He appraised that our GS is the Legendary Personality, he is the ICON for AUAB and he is having the capacity to tackle anyone with his skill & knowledge and he also having the great vocabulary in all the 3 languages of Tamil, English and Hindi.

He had wrote many letters to the Ministers and BSNL Management  on various issues and because of his drafting capacity and by citing the relevant Rules and Dates of the orders he get resolved  many issues at  Corporate Office.

Rs.30,000 crore towards the Claims Receivable from DoT to BSNL is the fine findings of our GS. Sivakumar ji and included in the AUAB Main Demand.

His dedication and contribution to AIBSNLEA and AUAB is very much appreciable and un comparable.

Also he appraised the qualities of  Com. Duraiarasan, O.S. (South), CHQ. who is very simple, easily approachable and mingling with everyone.  He always associated with Non-Executive Unions and also raising the points for the settlement of  Non-Executive's demands.  Even during the period of non payment of wages to Contract labourers, he had collected a fund from all the willing officers/officials and donated the same to the contract labourers. Finally he requested one and all to strengthen the Unity of AUAB and the same is very much built by Com. GS and Com. OS South.

Com. Seshadiri, Deputy.GS, NFTE, CHQ:  He mentioned that he knows both of them from the period they started their union activities from NFTE Thanjavur and recalled the Revolutionary Leaders from Thanjavur  like Com. R.K , Com. Pattabi,  Com. Veerapandian, Com.Kamaraj  and present CS NFTE Com.Natarajan. Both your GS and OS(South)  started their Journey from Thanjavur  and reached to Delhi and successfully functioning as the  CHQ Leaders and proved they are from  the Revolutionary Land of Thanjavur.

He also said that because of their Leadership quality and involvement in the Union and Association activities they became this position as  Organizing Secretary and General Secretary of AIBSNLEA.

In the umbrella of AUAB, the  co-ordination of Com. G.S. Sivakumar ji  is very much appreciable and he is having the capacity of gathering all the Associations and Unions under the single roof of AUAB and even for   Pay Revision and IDA merger Com.Sivakumar ji has taken to the various platform  through maximum efforts but it was vain. However NFTE CHQ Leaders are now discussing with Com.Sivakumar, GS AIBSNLEA and Shri.Shanmugam, MP and exploring the possibilities of  announcing 119.5% as Dearness Pay from 1.1.2017 by the DPE/the Govt. till such time 3rd PRC is implemented in BSNL

 

BSNL thought  VRS Plan is the only solution to revive the BSNL but even after the implementation of the same it was not yet revived. We should  fight for  the revival of BSNL unitedly with the advise and support from the Great Leaders like com. Sivakumar ji and Com. Duraiarasan ji.

 

Com. Rajan, Finance Secretary, CHQ, SNEA.

He mentioned the attitude of the Govt and BSNL Management  in the recent days which is against BSNL Revival and Survival but with the unity  of AUAB and the great efforts taken by Com.Sivakumar, G.S. AIBSNLEA, we are still surviving with great identity as BSNL even on this crises situation.

Because of the  Leadership quality  of Com. GS, AIBSNLEA  and  the impact of our Association SNEA, he requested for the  merger of  both the Executives Associations. He wished both of our G.S. and O.S. (south) to have a Peaceful and Healthy Retirement life.

Com. Kamaraj, Secretary, CHQ NFTE

In his Address he told that  being the Senior comrades of  NFTE, he know  personally  both of them and also recalled the old memories that they have started their Union carrier in NFTE from Thanjavur.   Wherever they are and whatever be the position they held, they did their  duties and recorded their Remarkable dedication and contribution in their  Association and Unions which was written in the History of Trade Union Movement of DoT and BSNL.

Everyone knows that  AIBSNLEA and NFTE are supporting each other in all means and most of our NFTE Comrades are got promoted as Executives and they only became the Executive Association Office bearers. On behalf of NFTE CHQ, we feel proud on it.  

Com.GS, AIBSNLEA being the DGM(EF&IA) at BSNL CO, always in touch with the financial matters and the problems being faced by the Staff towards non payment of Salary etc. as well as explained about the nature of Claims Receivable from DOT and so on....

He further mentioned that NEFT members always be with AIBSNLEA ,  not  by saying just we are the associated Union, but we definitely always associated with AIBSNLEA in all means and we will extend our fullest  support for the successful conduction of the 7th  All India Conference of AIBSNLEA to be held at Chennai.

 

Com. Babu Radhakrishnan, CS, BSNLEU TN Circle:

He mentioned that “THE STRENGTH OF AUAB IS SIVAKUMAR JI”

He  build the unity with great transparency. He never getting tired to strengthen the unity of AUAB. Most of our  Union matters i.e  Non-Executive's issues were settled by the great intervention of Com. Sivakumar ji,   particularly the contract labourers payment issues and non payment of wages in time to the  works were repeatedly raised  at CHQ with the support of AUAB  and finally it  was materialized somewhat to the expected extend and he extended his sincere thanks to Com.GS. He recalled of the olden days memories of  close Association with Com.Sivakumar  ji and Duraiarasan ji in the Joint Forum and AUAB

Further  he mentioned as the constituent of AUAB, BSNLEU TN Circle will extend full support for the successful conduct of  7th  All  India conference  of AIBSNLEA at Chennai from the day one to the end.

 Com. Natarajan. C.S. NFTE, TN Circle.

He welcomed the gathering and feels proud to be the part of this felicitation function of the Vibrant Leaders Com.  Sivakumar ji,  GS AIBSNLEA. 

And Com. Duraiarasan OS(SOUTH) and by saying the small story about  Lord. Jesus, in the ancient days and slightly compared our com. Sivakumar ji , belatedly  he  had got the position as General secretary in AIBSNLEA , but  for his Caliber and  Leadership qualities the position has been  assigned to him only at the verge of his retirement stage but it is too late and it is the great  unfortunate to all of us.   

He also compared our G.S. with  Senior Com. Gupta ji,  both are always think about the Welfare of the employees and work for the Welfare of the employee and they always fight against the organization even they get affected on it.   (We all know the things happened to our G.S on the verge of his Retirement). Like that the contribution of Com.Duraiarsan in various capacities in the Union/Assn towards the Contract Labourers issue and  Telecom Society matters are very much remarkable.  Only because of his intervention only  the Society land issue is now  reopened and the case is now pending with Court of law for final disposal of matters.  All the members of the Telecom society will be benefited in future because of his action taken on the land disposal.

Com. Ravindran TEPU

He told that due to ill health GS, TEPU, Com.Subburaman could not attend this function and conveyed his wishes to both the Leaders.

He appraised the qualities of our  our beloved GS and   O.S. (South) and they both are upgraded themselves by serving for the welfare of others.  He further mentioned that our GS is the Student Leader at his College days at Thanjavur.   Even during the period of Coivd-19  pandemic  situation  your G.S.  Stayed alone at Delhi CHQ and  continuously worked with dedication for the Welfare of the Executives, Non-Executives and Contract Labourers. It is the very rare quality .Likewise the advise  given by our O.S.( South)  for the welfare of the Association is very much remarkable.  You all must feel proud to have a such a Leaders during your  life time  and by saying   Zindabad  to Com.Sivakumar ji and Duraiarasan ji.

Finally our beloved GS Com.Sivakumar ji and OS(South) Com.Duraiarasan ji delivered acceptance Speech and thanked all the CHQ Leaders, Circle Leaders of Sister Unions& Associations, whole Circle, District Office bearers  CWC Members of AIBSNLEA for their presence and valuable address and especially the Local Organisers of Thanjavur & Kumbakonam SSA under the Leadership of Com.Prbhakaran, EX.CS/DS, TNJ, Com.Vinayagamoorthi, ACS and Com.Saravanan, DP/TNJ for arranging such an excellent felicitation function.

On behalf of TN Circle the Local Organizing Committee members were presented with shawl.

The Felicitation function came to an end  with the vote of thanks by the Circle Finance Secretary Com. K.Dhanasekar.  <<<Click here for Glimpses>>>

31.10.2021Com.S.Sivakumar,GS AIBSNLEA and Com.C.Duraiarasan, OS(South) participated and addressed the Extended Circle Executive Committee meeting of AIBSNLEA – TAMILNADU CIRCLE Held at Thanjavur  on 24/10/2021

The Extended Circle Executive Committee Meeting of AIBSNLEA Tamilnadu Circle was held  at Thanjavur under the Chairmanship of  Com. I.Saravanan , Circle President  on 24/10/2021. All the Circle Office Bearers, CEC Members, District Secretaries and District Presidents participated in the Extended CEC. Com.S.Sivakumar, GS AIBSNLEA and Com.C.Duraiarasan, OS(South) participated and addressed the gathering.

Com. I.Saravanan , Circle President welcomed the gathering and in his address he appreciated the successful functioning of our GS at CHQ, New Delhi.  Com.S. Anand, Circle Secretary placed the Circle Secretary Report and  explained  the issues taken by Circle Association with the Circle Management and the solution arrived upon and the support extended by our GS to resolve the issue and the advise given by OS South and he also appreciated the successful functioning of  GS, CHQ  unifying all the AUAB Leaders at  Delhi even during the pandemic situation.

All the Circle Office Bearers, CWC Members, District Secretaries, District Presidents  and CEC Members were participated in the deliberations  and discussion regarding Organization review. 

The Main Agenda is  conduction the 7th All India Conference by AIBSNLEA Tamilnadu Circle at Chennai as unanimously decided in the CWC meeting held on 19th October 2021.

Com. S.Anand , CS mentioned that Conducting the 7th AIC of AIBSNLEA by the TN Circle at Chennai is very glorious moment and a Milestone in the History of AIBSNLEA, since ever before it was not conducted in Tamilnadu. He thanked the G.S,  OS(South) and the entire CHQ Team and CWC for allotting the 7th AIC to  Tamilnadu Circle.  

Com. C. Durairasan, OS (South) CHQ in his address appreciated the successful functioning and continuous presence of Com.GS, AIBSNLEA at Delhi even  in the Covid-19 pandemic situation  and also explained about the various Letters addressed to the BSNL Management and DoT by GS AIBSNLEA on every issues and he highlighted all the current burning issues of BSNL and also  advised the Circle Team to appraise the day to day functioning  and issues taken by AIBSNLEA CHQ to all the Executives of our Association and also to the other Association members  to strengthen our Association and to march and move forward to make the AIBSNLEA as a number one position in the forthcoming  Membership verification.   He also appreciated the efforts taken and the pivotal role played by the Com.GS, AIBSNLEA  for uniting  all the BSNL Unions and Associations under the Umbrella of AUAB. He has given valuable suggestions regarding strengthening of AIBSNLEA at Tamilnadu Circle.

Com. C. Duraiarasan, OS (South-CHQ) informed the house about the conduct of 7th All India Conference to be held at Chennai as per the decision taken at the CWC meeting held on 19th October 2021. 

After detailed deliberations, the House unanimously decided to conduct the  7th All India Conference of All India BSNL Executives' Association (AIBSNLEA) in a grand and successful manner at Chennai as detailed below:

Venue : Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Telecom Training Centre, Meenambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

7th AIC of AIBSNLEA will be held from 28th January, 2022 to 30th January, 2022.

Pre- AIC Central Working Committee meeting of AIBSNLEA  will be held on 27thJanuary, 2022 at 10.00 Hrs

Meeting of the CHQ office bearers & Advisors will be held at the 7th AIC Venue on 26th January, 2022 at  17.00 Hrs.

The Boarding and Lodging arrangements for the CHQ office bearers /Advisors  /Circle Secretaries / Circle Presidents / CWC Members will be from 26th January, 2022 to 31st January, 2022 and for the delegates have been made from 27th January, 2022 to 31st  January, 2022.

Reception Committee for the  7thAIC has been formed.

Reception Committee for the AIC to be held at Chennai from 27.01.2022 to 30.01.2022 is as detailed below.

S.No   Name         Circle Post   

  Post in Reception Committee

Contact No.
1    Saravanan I   Circle President  President    9486103830  
2 2  Sundararajan    Ex ACS     Vice President-1       9486103244
3  Chandrasekaran    Ex-CWC  Vice President-2   9486102048
Anand S Circle Secretary   Convener   9486107595
Ramalingam P  CS/CHTS     Joint Convener   9444100666
6  Duraiarasan C    OS(South) Secretary      9486103122
7 Sakthivel K DS/Circle Off. Asst. Secretary- 1  9486100668
8 Prabakaran S  DS/TNJ  Asst. Secretary- 2  9486103277
9  Vinayagamurthy K   ACS Finance Secretary-1    9486102272
10 Dhanasekar K  Circle FS     Finance Secretary-2       9486107981
 11  Mohanan M    DP/Circle.Off.   Auditor(Nominated)    9486101337

Fund mobilization and team co-ordination  is very much essential to run the AIC in a grand manner. 

Host circle has to contribute Rs.1000/- per member as Donation and it is decided in the CWC that other Circles has to contribute  @Rs. 500/- per member by collecting Donation.

 Delegate fee is fixed as Rs.2000/-

It is decided to invite Central/TN State Minister/ CMD, BSNL as Chief Guests and  MPs, MLAs, Directors of BSNL and Sister Association/Union Leaders to grace the Open Session to be held on 29.1.2021.

It is also decided that all the Rooms. IQ and Holiday homes of RGM CTTC, chennai  were booked during the days of our AIC for accommodation purpose and all the participants will be properly accommodated and excellent Tamilnadu’s Traditional Hospitality has to be provided.

To smoothening the functioning of AIC, Physical Man Power contribution is very much important than the funds contribution, so both the working Executives  and Retired Executives contribution and co-ordination is very much essential.

It is unanimously decided to form the following Committees

by combination of these Comrades ,

Reception committee

Transportation committee

Food committee

Accommodation committee

Function committee

Open  Session committee

Medical  committee

Event Committee

Finance committee

Com. S.Sivakumar, GS AIBSNLEA : At the outset GS extend his sincere thanks and gratitude to the Circle Team for arranging the physical meeting after the 2nd wave of  Covid-19 Pandemic situation  and he also advised to follow the SMS (Soap , Mask , Sanitizer ) to avoid 3rd wave before he touching the subject.

GS requested all the members to work hard in order to strengthen AIBSNLEA in  Tamilnadu  Circle by educating them about the works done by AIBSNLEA in the past and present scenario.  He highlighted all the current burning issues of BSNL viz . Salary, Promotion, reduction of Posts in all the Cadres in the name of Restructuring Plan, Status of CPCs, 3rd PRC, IDA Merger/Dearness Pay BSNL Earnings and Statutory payments, Bank Loan Capex and OPEX , Court cases and non payment of Vendor bills and Contract Labour bills etc.

GS mentioned that due to consistent and continuous efforts of AIBSNLEA, 3697 JTO (T)s have been promoted as SDE (T) under 67% SCF quota on 08.07.2021. AIBSNLEA is continuously demanding the Management for the immediate conduct ion of LDCE under 33% quota for the VY 2011-12 onwards and LICE for CSS Cadre in BSNL CO from the VY 2015 onwards (Asst. Manager to Dy. Manager).

AIBSNLEA has taken up the issues of E1+5 increments, E1A to E2, increase of SAB benefit to 30%, timely remittance of SAB recoveries and immediate formation of PRMB Trust and immediate preparation and issuance of JAO/AO Seniority list. AIBSNLEA insisted the BSNL Management for the immediate Compassionate Ground Appointment to the dependent of the employees succumbed to Covid-19.

He further informed that the CMD BSNL and Director (CM) specifically mentioned in the AUAB meeting held with the Management on 5.10.2021 that Govt. is agreed to allot fund to the tune of Rs.12,500 Cr. from USO Fund to roll out the 4G Network by BSNL, BSNL plans to install 1 lakh indigenously developed sites for 4G network. “For the deployment of India 4G Core and associated Transmission Network expansion and fiberisation, BSNL will be requiring capital expenditure of approximately Rs 5,000 crore in current fiscal, Rs 7,500 crore in FY 2022-23 and Rs 5,000 crore in FY 2023-24,” the CMD BSNL has mentioned in his letter addressed to the DoT Secretary. CMD further added that the Tata Consultancy Services has partnered with C-DoT for core network and Tejas & Altiostar for radio equipment.  TCS is doing Core Tests, Inter Tests  etc., under POC and time line has been given to complete the same by 30th Nov., 2021 and launching of 4G by BSNL will be in June 2022. TCS will emerge as a partner aiding the later phases of the rollout of India's first indigenous 4G Network.

GS also explained about the continuous efforts and discussion had with the CMD, Director HR and PGM(Pers) by the GS AIBSNLEA regarding the finalization SDE Seniority List.No.9 and informed the House that the Final Seniority List No.9 will be issued within a Couple of days  and  the various letters written by the CHQ to the Secretary (T) DoT for the immediate release of Rs.30,000 crore towards the Claims Receivable from DoT to BSNL, which includes Rural subsidy, excess payment of Pension Contribution & reimbursement of Leave Encashment, etc., and  payment of Salary on the day of end of the every  month without any  delay and he also told that the issue of timely payment of Salary has been  taken up by AUAB with the Management.

In the name of Restructuring/ Manpower Plan and pending SLP at Hon’ble Supreme Court tagged with Jarnail Singh Case, all the Promotions are held up. AIBSNLEA strongly opposed the undue delay in Restructuring Process and Promotions and continuous looking-after arrangement instead of  Regular Promotions to maintain the Services.  

He mentioned that AIBSNLEA is always vociferously raising the issues and genuine grievances  of the Executives before the Management  and continuously addressing the issues and assured that AIBSNLEA  always working for the settlement of all the genuine demands of the Executives and safe guard the interests of the Executives. He further mentioned that AIBSNLEA continue its Separate Identity.

31.10.2021Congratulations to all the Retiring Comrades!

 

AIBSNLEA CHQ extends Best Wishes to all the Comrades, who are going to retire on 31.10.2021 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.

31.10.2021Record of Point wise discussion between AUAB and CMD & BSNL Board of directors.

31.10.2021BSNL working closely with partners to commercially launch 4G service: Chairman ...  View Media report.

29.10.2021Meeting with Shri. K.Rajaraman , IAS , Chairman DCC & Secretary ( Telecom)

 

On 29.10.2021, Com.S.Sivakumar, GS AIBSNLEA along with  CHQ Office bearers Com.Rajpal AGS, Com.Ramnath Chhabra FS  and Com.Dinesh Kumar CHQ  Advisor met Shri. K.Rajaraman , IAS , Chairman Telecom Commission & Secretary ( Telecom) and congratulated him by presenting  Shawl and Bouquet for assuming the Highest Office of Chairman DCC and Secretary (T). On behalf of AIBSNLEA we extended our fullest support and cooperation to the Secretary(T) for all his endeavors  and for the Revival of BSNL.

 

Secretary (T ) mentioned that we are trying our best to revive BSNL and BSNL will be viable very soon and regain its original pristine Glory. Secretary (T) conveyed  his Diwali wishes to all  the BSNL  employees.

 

CHQ Team also met other Senior Officers in DoT and it is reliably learnt that Govt.has principally agreed about Rs.1.60 lakh Crore Budgetary support to BSNL on immediate basis. It includes Rs.37,000 Cr Sovereign Guarntee Bonds to fund Capital Expenditure (Capex) in order to overcome financial constraints in a bid to promote domestic technology in line with Atmanirbhar Bharat (Self-reliant India). In the DCC meeting held under the Chairmanship of Secretary (T) on 29.10.2021, it was the Main Agenda. From BSNL Side, CMD BSNL and Director(HR) participated and presented their views.

29.10.2021AIBSNLEA Notifies its 7th AIC at Chennai, Tamilnadu

7th All India Conference of All India BSNL Executives' Association (AIBSNLEA) will be held at Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Telecom Training Centre, Meenambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu from 28th January, 2022 to 30th January, 2022 to transact the following Agenda with other business

(i) Confirmation of the minutes of the 6th All India Conference held at  Vijayawada, Andhra   Pradesh w.e.f. 14thJuly, 2019 to 16th July,2019.

(ii) Passing of the report of the General Secretary.

(iii) Passing of the Audited Accounts (Receipts& Payments).

(iv) Amendments to Rules and Regulations of the Constitution of the Association.

(v) Resolutions given with due notice by the Circles.

(vi) Any other items with the permission of the Chair. 

(vii) Dissolution of the existing body of CHQ and election of New Central Office Bearers for  the Next  term.

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Pre- AIC Central Working Committee meeting of AIBSNLEA  will be held at Chennai, on 27thJanuary, 2022 at 10.00 Hrs and A meeting of the CHQ office bearers & Advisors will be held at the 7th AIC Venue on 26th January, 2022 at  17.00 Hrs. 

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The Boarding and Lodging arrangements for the CHQ office bearers /Advisors  /Circle Secretaries / Circle Presidents / CWC Members will be from 26th January, 2022 to 31st

January, 2022 and for the delegates have been made from 27th January, 2022 to 31st

January, 2022.

29.10.2021 <<< BSNL  News in Media>>>

29.10.2021 Status of Jarnail Singh & Ors Vs Lachhmi Narain Gupta & Ors Case in Hon’ble Supreme Court heard on 26.10.2021:-

The Reservation in Promotion Case (Jarnail Singh & Ors Vs Lachhmi Narain Gupta & Ors) pending in Hon'ble Supreme Court since long is now continuously heard on daily/weekly basis for last few Months. The last hearing in Hon’ble Supreme Court in this case was on 26.10.2021 and the Hon’ble Supreme Court passed that:

“Upon hearing the counsel the Court made the following  O R D E R

 Heard.

 Arguments concluded.

 Judgment  reserved.

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It is gathered from various sources that after pronouncement of the above judgment by the Hon’ble Supreme Court, DoP&T will endorse the Judgment and issue necessary O.M. All connected cases in various Courts tagged with this case will also be disposed off accordingly and only after that we expect the Regular Promotions in BSNL (i.e. also after the Notification of Restructuring Plan by the BSNL Management) in AGM equivalent and above cadres will happen smoothly as per DoP&T orders.  We hope that Judgment will come soon.

28.10.2021 GS Writes to  PGM (Pers.) BSNL CO regarding

(a) Promotion in the Grade of Accounts officer on regular basis- case of Shri S.Subramanian JAO Staff No. 184125, Madurai SSA Tamil Nadu Circle .

(b) Representation received from Shri V. Mahesh, SDE HR No. 199700896 Karnataka Circle regarding Promotion to AGM (Regular).

(c) Implementation of Assured Carrier Progressing Scheme- <<<Click here for Letter >>>

27.10.2021Comrade S.SIVAKUMAR GS AIBSNLEA, along with other GSs of Unions & Associations, participated in AUAB Meeting held with CMD BSNL & Directors of BSNL Board on 27.10.2021:

Highlights of the meeting held between the AUAB and the CMD BSNL & Directors of BSNL Board, on 27-10-2021.

Dear comrades!

A meeting between the AUAB and CMD BSNL and all the Directors of BSNL Board, is held today the 27-10-2021. The following are the highlights.

(1) Launching of 4G.
CMD BSNL and the Director (CM) reported that, TCS is taking hectic efforts to supply 4G equipments to BSNL and it looks promising. The 4G core is developed by the C-DOT, with which TCS has made tie-up. The equipments will be manufactured by Tejas, which has been taken over by the TCS. Equipments are installed at Chandigarh and Ambala and testings are going on.

(2) Payment of salary on the due date.
After prolonged discussions, the following agreement is reached.

(i) Salary for October, 2021 will be paid before Deepawali.
(ii) November, 2021 salary will be paid on the due date, i.e., 30.11.2021.
(iii) December, 2021 salary will be delayed a little.
(iv) From January, 2022 onwards, every month salary will be paid on the due date.

(3) Wage Revision.

For the Non-Executives, Management has already taken action to reconstitute the Wage Negotiation Committee. The first meeting of this Committee will be held after Deepawali. For the Pay Revision of the Executives, CMD BSNL advised to take up the issue with the DoT. He assured to arrange a meeting between the AUAB and the Secretary, Telecom.

(4) Restructuring.

The CMD BSNL informed that, Restructuring of BSNL’s Manpower is approved by the Board, with 12% increase in the existing strength. The new strength will be 36,000 Executives and 35,000 Non-Executives. Totally, 71,000.

(5) Withdrawal of show cause notices.

The pensionary benefits of Com.S. Sivakumar, GS, AIBSNLEA, Com.Kabir Das, GS, BSNL OA and Com.Goud, President, BSNL MS, is settled. The pending cases of four serving General Secretaries / Presidents will be settled before New Year.

(6) Holding of various LICEs of Non-Executives and LDCEs of Executives.

Notifications will be issued before 30.11.2021.

(7) Restrictions imposed on Temporary Transfers under Rule 9.
A Committee will be formed with four Representatives from Unions / Associations and four Management Representatives. Based on the recommendations of the Committee, the restrictions will be relaxed.

(8) Threatening letters against agitations.

Threatening / harsh wordings will be avoided.

(9) SAB contributions pending from April, 2020.

CMD BSNL assured to clear the payment by March, 2022.

(10) Regular interaction between the AUAB and the Management.
The CMD BSNL assured that bi-monthly meetings will be held between the CMD BSNL and the AUAB for briefing on developmental activities.

After meeting the Management, the AUAB met and decided to defer the proposed Agitational Programmes, in view of the improvements on the issues in Charter of Demand of AUAB.

27.10.2021   A GREAT VICTORY FOR AIBSNLEA STAND.
Hearty Congratulations! Final Seniority List No. 9 of SDE (T) has been issued by the BSNL CO:-
Dear Comrades! Consistent and continuous efforts of AIBSNLEA for the past 21 Months yielded results that the Final Seniority list No. 9 of SDE(T) has been issued by the BSNL CO today as per the Law and as per the Date of Joining/ Promotion. AIBSNLEA has taken a stand right from the day one that the Seniority list of SDE(T) should be as per date of joining which is as per Law and accordingly writing nearly 10 letters continuously to the CMD BSNL and consistently pursuing and discussing with CMD BSNL, Director (HR) and PGM (Pers.) for the past 21 months.


Friends! It is a great Success for AIBSNLEA. Justice delayed but not Denied. AIBSNLEA CHQ extend its sincere thanks and gratitude to the CMD BSNL, Director HR, PGM Pers, Sr.GM SR, DGM Pers and the whole Pers. Team for the issuance of long awaited SDE(T) Final Seniority list No. 9 as per Law and as per date of joining.

 

Another feather added in the Cap of AIBSNLEA. Milestone created once again in the Success History of AIBSNLEA –


AIBSNLEA ZINDABAD! <<<Click here for List>>>

27.10.2021  7th All India Conference of AIBSNLEA will be held at Chennai from 28th January 2022 to 30th January 2022.
The Extended Circle Executive Committee Meeting of AIBSNLEA Tamil Nadu Circle was held at Thanjavur on 24.10.2021. Com. I. Saravanan, Circle President has presided over the meeting. Com. S. Anand, Circle Secretary welcomed the gathering and placed the Circle Secretary Report. Com. C. Duraiarasan, OS (South-CHQ) informed the house about the conduct of 7th All India Conference to be held at Chennai as per the decision taken at the CWC meeting held on 19th October 2021. Accordingly the CEC has decided to conduct the AIC at Chennai from 27th January 2022 to 30th January -2022. Com. S. Sivakumar , GS Participated and addressed the gathering.
27th January 2022 Pre-AIC
28th to 30th January 2022 7th AIC
Reception Committee for the Seventh AIC has been formed.

Reception Committee for the AIC to be held at Chennai from 27.01.2022 to 30.01.2022.
S.No Name of Officer

Post of Officer in Circle

Post of Officer in

 Reception Committee

Contact No.
1 Saravanan I President

Circle President,

TN Circle

9486103830
2  Sundararajan Vice President-1 Ex ACS  9486103244
3 Chandrasekaran Vice President-2 Ex-CWC 9486102048
4 Anand S Circle Secretary Convener 9486107595
5 Ramalingam P Circle Secretary Chennai TD Joint Convener 9444100666
6 Duraiarasan C

Org. Secretary

(South-CHQ)

Secretary

9486103122 /

9445040822

7 Sakthivel K

 Dist. Secretary

 Circle Office

Asst. Secretary- 1 9486100668
8 Prabakaran S Dist. Secretary Thanjavur Asst. Secretary- 2 9486103277
9 Vinayagamurthy K ACS Finance Secretary-1 9486102272
10 Dhanasekar S Circle FS Finance Secretary-2 9486107981
 
    11

Mohanan M

Dist. President,

Circle Office

Auditor,

(Nominated)

9486101337

27.10.2021  To the Kind Attention of All Circle Secretaries-
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 7th AIC.
The Delegates are strictly to be elected as per the Constitution of AIBSNLEA i.e. one delegate for 30 Paid Members. The Circle Secretaries / Circle Presidents/ CHQ Office bearers/Advisors will be the Ex-officio delegates.

Notification in this regard will be issued shortly. Further details will follow
All the CHQ Office bearers CP, CS, & CWC members and delegates are requested to book their tickets accordingly in Advance.

27.10.2021  BSNL CO issued instructions regarding

(a) Screening Committee Report & Current Vigilance Clearance of JTO's (TF)<<<Click here for Orders>>>

26.10.2021  Restructuring and HR Plan approval of BSNL Board on 23.10.2021:-

The BSNL Board, in it’s Meeting held on 23.10.2021, has approved the Organizational Restructuring and Manpower Planning in BSNL. Although the official information are awaited but it is reliably learnt that 4000+ posts of DET/AGMs (including 450 posts of Internal MT quota which are to be utilized in promotional quota as one time measure) and around 700 posts of CAO in finance wing have been approved in restructuring and Manpower Planning by the Board. The Net promotional AGMs posts are around 3600.

Likewise, 1100+ posts for DGMs(T) and around 300 (even less than that) posts of DGM(F) have also been approved. MT (450 Internal & 450 External posts) and DR DGMs have continued to be recruited but instead of %age of posts, the numbers have been fixed around 900 for AGM/DET (450 Internal & 450 External) and 175 for CAOs. Similarly 125 and 50 posts are also there in the approval for DR DGM(T) and DGM(F) respectively.

Further, for the other Cadres also like Civil, Elect, Arch, CSS, CSSS, PA, PS, PSS etc., the new strength have been approved by the Board for which the details are awaited......

It is also learnt that around 23000 posts in JTO(T) & SDE(T) Grades and around 4000 posts in JAO & AO Grade in Finance Stream have also been approved by the BSNL Board. The complete details are awaited.......

22.10.2021 BSNL CO issued instructions regarding

(a) Transfer & Posting of officer (s) executive(s) of PGM/GM/DGM level<<<Click here for Orders>>>

(b) Consolidated clarification on Membership Subscription of Unions/Associations <<<Click here for Orders>>>

22.10.2021 Central Working Committee Meeting held on 19.10.2021:-

CWC meeting of AIBSNLEA has been successfully conducted on 19.10.2021 in online mode. It was attended by all the CHQ Office Bearers, CHQ Advisers, Circle Secretaries, Circle Presidents and CWC Members from all over India. After opening remarks by All India President Com. Subhasis Mitra, two minutes silence has been observed in the memory of the OBs & Members of AIBSNLEA and the Employees of BSNL including retirees who lost their lives during the tough time of Covid-19 Pandemic.

General Secretary Com. S.Sivakumar has placed GS report before the House and delivered inaugural address to the House. All the Circle Secretaries have placed their report and status about the Organization in their respective Circles and offered very good suggestions. Queries were raised by the CSs about updating on various HR issues & BSNL Revival Package. Chairman, all the Organizing Secretaries and Assistant General Secretaries have also expressed their views and suggestions for the betterment of the Organization, their Members as well as BSNL.

Com. S. Sivakumar, General Secretary has replied all the queries raised by the CSs, CPs & CWC Members on various issues. He also discussed about all the burning issues related to BSNL as well as Executives. He updated the House on post VRS structure of BSNL, Restructuring & Manpower Planning in BSNL and the future Road Map for the Revival of BSNL.

GS also explained about the allocation of 4G Spectrum to BSNL, funds for implementation of 4G Services in BSNL as a part of revival Plan & Compensation from Govt. of India due to delay in allocation of 4G Spectrum to BSNL.

GS mentioned that the Claims receivable from DoT to BSNL to the tune of Rs.29,540 Crore is pending towards Viability Gap for Rural Telephony, Surrender of Wimax & CDMA Spectrum, Excess payment of Pension Contribution & Leave salary reimbursement, outstanding for various Projects (Bharat Net, LWE, USO Funded- A&N, Lakshdweep, Assam, Amaranth Yatra, Wi-fi Hotspots etc.), Providing Telecom Services, Building/ space Rent and reimbursement of Staff relate claims etc.     

GS further mentioned that the CHQ accepted the Verdict given by the Majority Executives of BSNL and most of the Executives were voted for a particular Association in the name of DR. The main reason for becoming 3rd position is reduction of our Membership due to VRS and more number of CHQ Office bearers, Circle Secretaries and Circle Office bearers have gone on VRS. However we continue our efforts more aggressively to safe guard the Interest and achieve the Legitimate Rights & Issues of all the BSNL Executives. To further strengthening AIBSNLEA, the New Talented Youngsters to be inducted as members as well as the office bearers in the Districts, Circles and CHQ level. We have to critically examine of our strength and weakness regarding actual paid membership of the Association since large number of our members have opted for VRS.  This meeting should discuss about the Organization strength in Various Circles, District bodies in the Post VRS scenario and decide the further line of action. Strategies to be evolved to increase our membership by conducting extensive tours by the Circle Secretaries and conducting General Body Meetings and explain the initiatives taken by the AIBSNLEA CHQ for the settlement of various issues and continuous persuasion of AIBSNLEA CHQ with the Management for the settlement of pending issues and proper corrective measures, wherever necessary, should also be planned. Ensure regular and timely election of Circle/ District bodies to provide transparent and democratic organization structure. Circle Secretaries are requested to take stock of the situation in their Circles and to hold immediate CEC Meetings and Special General Body Meetings in the Districts to assess the situation and interact with the members to discuss their grievances and form new Branches wherever not exists. CHQ Office Bearers and Advisors in their respective Circles should go on organizational tours and to take stock of the status of the issues of various Executive Cadres taken by AIBSNLEA during the period and capitalize it.

GS explained in detail about the working of CHQ at New Delhi that how CHQ is functioning continuously even during the worst period of 1st and 2nd Wave of Covid-19, when whole Country was under Lock-down and very less presence was in every office even then General Secretary was stand alone like a rock for the issues of Executives before the Management and continuously writing & discussing the new issues being faced by the BSNL Employees on day to day due to Covid-19 Pandemic. During the tough time of Covid-19, GS AIBSNLEA is the only GS who raised about Compensation amount & the Compassionate Ground appointment to the Family Members of the deceased BSNL Employees due to Covid-19.

GS also briefed about how the Human Resources in BSNL can be utilized optimally, Status of various CPCs & Promotions in all Cadres, LICE examinations, 3rd PRC/ Merger of IDA, Pension Contribution on actual Basic Pay, other HR issues and various related issues etc.

Chief Guest of the CWC, respected Director (CFA) BSNL Board Sh. Vivek Banzal has graced the occasion and addressed the House with a motivational speech. He congratulated all the Office Bearers of AIBSNLEA for successful convening of 1st CWC Meeting and also greeted BSNL family members for the ongoing series of festival seasons. He mentioned that it is the great opportunity to attract with Executives from all over India and BSNL family at one place. An excellent interactive session was also conducted between Director (CFA) and our Office bearers. Director (CFA) clarified and answered all the queries raised by our Office bearers and appreciated for the suggestions and feedback given by them for the further improvement and revenues generation in CFA Segment.

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All India President Com. Subhasis Mitra had managed the House in a very cordial & cooperative manner for which the House deserves Congratulations.

The House also discussed about the Venue of 7th All India Conference of AIBSNLEA. After discussion in length, the House has unanimously decided that 7th AIC of AIBSNLEA will to be conducted by Tamilnadu Circle in Chennai during the last week of January 2022.

The CWC meeting concluded with the vote of thanks by Com. Bhagwan Singh, AGS (HQ).

AIBSNLEA     ZINDABAD                                  LONG LIVE AIBSNLEA

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Committee Meeting of AIBSNLEA on 19.10.2021 through Online Mode>>>

21.10.2021 Meeting with GM (Admn) BSNL Corporate Office:

GS, AGS (F) and Auditor CHQ met GM (Admn) CO BSNL and discussed about the BSNL Employees Health Insurance Policy 2021. GM (Admn) mentioned that the earlier Insurance Company (New India Assurance) from where the Policy already almost finalized has not turned up. So it is now proposed that the Company will be black listed and the fresh quotations will be called for before this week end. After receiving the fresh quotations, the Committee will negotiate with the New L1 Company and finalized the rates. He further assured that the process will be finalized shortly.

21.10.2021 7th Circle Conference of AIBSNLEA Chennai TD:

 

The 7th Circle Conference of Chennai Telecom District of AIBSNLEA has been held at Chennai on 7th & 8th Oct., 2021 in a grand manner wherein GS AIBSNLEA Com. S.Sivakumar participated and addressed the Open Session & Delegate Session of the Circle Conference of AIBSNLEA Chennai TD:

The Open Session of 7th AIBSNLEA Circle Conference of Chennai TD was held at Hotel Asoka, Chennai on 07.10.2021 under the Chairmanship of Com P.Senthilkumar CP, AIBSNLEA, CHTD. Dr. V.K Sanjeevi, CGM CHTD was the Chief Guest . Guest of Honour  Com. S.Sivakumar GS CHQ, AIBSNLEA and Shri V.S Ilanthirai, GM (HR&Admin). Com. C.Duraiarasan, OS(South), Com P.Udayasuriyan Ex OS(S), Com.S.Shivakumar, Adviser(CHQ), Com J.Badrinarayanan Ex CS AIBSNLEA CHTD, Com. Srinivasan, Ex.CP, AIBSNLEA, CHTD and CSs  from the Sister Associations and Unions  have also participated and addressed the Circle Conference.

The welcome address was delivered by Reception Committee Chairman Com Aarthi Sridhar, VP AIBSNLEA CHTD. Presidential remarks were made by Com P.Senthilkumar CP followed by Keynote address by Com P.Ramalingam CS AIBSNLEA CHTD. In his Keynote address he emphasized on the need of work study and restructuring in Engg and Finance wings in Chengalpet & transfer policy etc.,

Com C Duraiarasan, OS(South) CHQ in his address explained about the issues taken and settled by the CHQ and the continuous presence of Com.GS, AIBSNLEA at HQ during the Covid-19 pandemic time without any fear and continuously meeting the Top level Officers of DoT and BSNL and raising so many important issues to the Hon’ble Ministers, to the Management and to DoT demanding the settlement of the genuine grievances of all the Executives and he further mentioned the need of the Hour is Unity among all the Associations and Unions for the settlement of our burning issues in a time bound manner and Survival of BSNL.

Com P.Udayasuriyan Ex OS(S): In his address requested the CHTD Management to close the unwanted RLU Exchanges and to consider the genuine request transfers of the Lady Comrades.

Com S.Shivakumar, Adviser (CHQ): In his address, he praised the pivotal role played by the GS AIBSNLEA Com. S.Sivakumar, for uniting all the BSNL Unions and Associations under the Umbrella of AUAB. He further explained about the issues taken by the CHQ viz., JTO(T) to SDE(T) Promotion orders, issuance of Seniority List No 9 & subsequent No 10, 11, 12 as per Date of joining,  LDCE for SDE(T) Promotion, E1+ 5 increments, Transfer cases, 22820 pay anomaly case and the Claims Receivable from DoT etc., He further mentioned that AIBSNLEA GS and CHQ Team regularly met in DoT with Member(F) and other Senior Officers of DoT and pursuing our cases.

Com J.Badrinarayanan Ex CS, AIBSNLEA requested the Management to declare Chengalpattu as Soft Tenure Station and due importance has to be given for the Marketing and development and retaining of FTTH Customer base in Chennai TD. He appreciated the AIBSNLEA CHTD and CHQ for continuously taking up the burning issues of the Executives with the Management. He also requested the GS to pursue with the Management for the early release of funds for the long pending Medical bills of Retirees also.

 

Shri S.Umachandran CS AIGETOA: Recalling and explained about the United struggles conducted by AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA jointly from 2013 to 2016 during the period of Com. Udayasuriayan, Ex CS, AIBSNLEA CHTD and Com. S.Sivakumar, Ex.CS, AIBSNELA, TN Circle (present GS) for the raising voice for 30% SAB, E1+5 increments, 22820 pay settlement case, E1A to E2, E2A to E3, E3 to E4….and so on up to E7 Scales  etc., and requested the GS to take up the issue of early remittance of SAB pending from April 2020 to the concerned Authorities.

Shri A.S. Suresh CS SNEA: Mentioned that Executives have not getting their Regular Promotions for the past 3 Years and Looking on Arrangements is going continuously in all the cadres. He requested that only combined struggle of all the Associations can pave the way for early settlement of Promotions and other pending HR issues of the Executives.

Shri Sridhar Subramanian CS BSNLEU: Appreciated the United Struggle conducted by the AUAB at Jantar Mantar at New Delhi for the settlement of Charter of Demands and successful functioning of AUAB at CHTD and requested one and all to come forward to join with AUAB for the settlement of our guanine demands.

Shri V.S Ilanthirai, GM (HR&Admin): Congratulated one and all for the success of 7th Circle Conference of AIBSNLEA.  He appreciated the role played by the AIBSNLEA Leaders and members for helping the Management in the day to day functioning and told that CHTD Administration has a cordial relationship with the AIBSNLEA and HR issues is being settled in time through Negotiations.

 

Dr. V.K Sanjeevi, CGM CHTD: The CGM congratulated and appreciated the efforts made by the CHTD Executives and Non-Executives for the achievement of more than 100% Target set by the BSNL CO and achieved New Heights in FTTH and EB Segments. He further mentioned that the importance of being Professional and showing great responsibility by the officers is a major need in the present scenario in BSNL. He hoped that BSNL being a strategic PSU may not be privatized at all. He replied all the points raised by the CS in his Key Note Address in a very positive manner. Regarding declaration of CPT SSA as a soft Tenure Station, CGM replied that such a requirement was not yet noticed, and  the Administration has not made any final decisions in this regard, when this matter will come Management will think with positivity and he assured to take up the issue with BSNL CO and requested GS, AIBSNLEA also to take up with BSNL Management in Corporate Office. He requested all the Executives and Non- Executives to work hard for the betterment of BSNL and Maximizing the Revenue in CHTD along with the Management.

Com Sivakumar GS AIBSNLEA, CHQ:  Energetic and Motivational Speech was delivered by the GS AIBSNLEA in which GS explained about the 6 hours Marathon meeting held in BSNL CO with the CMD & BSNL Board and AUAB Leaders on the previous day. GS also informed the financial status of the Company and mentioned that 2nd VRS will not be considered by the DoT/Govt in the present situations.

He further informed that the CMD BSNL and Director (CM) specifically mentioned in the meeting that Govt. is agreed to allot fund to the tune of Rs.12,500 Cr. from USO Fund to roll out the 4G Network by BSNL, BSNL plans to install 1 lakh indigenously developed sites for 4G network. “For the deployment of India 4G Core and associated Transmission Network expansion and fiberisation, BSNL will be requiring capital expenditure of approximately Rs 5,000 crore in current fiscal, Rs 7,500 crore in FY 2022-23 and Rs 5,000 crore in FY 2023-24,” the CMD BSNL has mentioned in his letter addressed to the DoT Secretary. CMD further added that the Tata Consultancy Services has partnered with C-DoT for core network and Tejas & Altiostar for radio equipment.  TCS is doing Core Tests, Inter Tests  etc., under POC and time line has been given to complete the same by 30th Nov., 2021 and launching of 4G by BSNL will be in June 2022. TCS will emerge as a partner aiding the later phases of the rollout of India's first indigenous 4G Network.

GS mentioned that due to consistent and continuous efforts of AIBSNLEA, 3697 JTO (T)s have been promoted as SDE (T) under 67% SCF quota on 08.07.2021. AIBSNLEA also demanding the Management for the immediate conduct ion of LDCE under 33% quota for the VY 2011-12 onwards and LICE for CSS Cadre in BSNL CO from the VY 2015 onwards (Asst. Manager to Dy. Manager).

 

AIBSNLEA has taken up the issues of E1+5 increments, E1A to E2 & E2A to E3, increase of SAB benefit up to 30%, timely remittance of SAB recoveries, immediate formation of PRMB Trust and immediate preparation and issuance of JTO AIEL, JAO/AO Seniority lists. AIBSNLEA insisted the BSNL Management for the immediate Compassionate Ground Appointment to the dependent of the employees succumbed to Covid-19.

 

GS also explained about the continuous efforts and discussion had with the CMD BSNL, Director (HR) and PGM (Pers.) by the GS AIBSNLEA & CHQ Team regarding the finalization of SDE (T) Seniority List No.9 as per the Date of Joining in pursuance to the  Hon’ble Supreme Court Orders. Finally on 09.07.2021, BSNL Management issued “Speaking Order” in favors of Date of Joining as per the justified stand of AIBSNLEA. It is the Major Achievement in the History of AIBSNLEA.

Due to consistent efforts of AIBSNLEA BSNL Employees Health Insurance Policy 2021” to the willing BSNL Employees in addition to BSNL MRS has been finalized and approved by the Competent Authority within a short span of time.

 

GS further mentioned that AIBSNLEA has strongly taken up & to withdraw the arbitrary orders of wrong pay fixation by reducing the Pay and recovery to the tune of Rs.07 to 12 Lakhs from the JAOs of 1999 batch (Who have opted VRS) of Telangana and AP Circles with the BSNL Management and finally succeeded. 

 

GS also mentioned that due to dip in revenue collections during April & May 2021 and in view of the payment of Statutory dues, EB Bills, quarterly repayment of loan amount of about Rs.970 Crore, the payment of Salary for the month of May was badly delayed. Even though we are requesting the Management to disburse the salary every month on the due date, but the BSNL Management is disbursing the Salary after 20th of the following month for the past 18 months. He told that the issue of timely payment of Salary has already been taken up by AUAB with the Management.

 

He told that AIBSNLEA CHQ is continuously put it best efforts for the release the Promotion orders in all the Streams. GS explained about the decisions taken in the AUAB meeting held on 21.06.2021, 01.07.2021 and details of discussions meeting held with CMD, Board of Directors and Senior Officers with the AUAB Leaders on 30.06.2021 and 02.07.2021. He also told about the Dharna conducted at Jantar Mantar at New Delhi from 21.09.2021 to 23.09.2021 and the decisions taken in the AUAB meeting held on 23.09.2021 and 25.09.2021. He requested all the members for 100 % participation in the Agitation Programme organized by AUAB for the revival of BSNL.

 

GS appreciated and congratulated the Executives of Chennai TD and the Management of CHTD for the achievement of all the targets set by BSNL CO especially in FTTH & EB Segments. GS requested all the members to work hard in order to revive the BSNL as well as strengthen the AIBSNLEA in Chennai TD Circle.

 

08.10.2021 DELEGATE SESSION:

 

The Delegate Session of 7th Circle Conference was conducted on 08.10.2021 at Jeevana Jyothi Hall, Pantheon Road, Egmore. GS, OS (South) and CS TN Circle addressed the Delegation Session and elaborate about all the issues related to BSNL and the Executives. An interactive session was conducted; GS clarified and replied all the queries raised by the delegates.

GS explained about the developments in BSNL CO regarding Restructuring, AIEL List No. 3, Seniority List No 9, 10, 11 of SDE(T)- Engineering Executives, Speaking Order released on 07.10.2021, AO Seniority list, JAO 2015 & 2016 batch Seniority lists etc. GS also told that posts mentioned in restructuring for DE/CAOs are very less compared to the Territorial Circles for which the matter should be taken up by CHTD Administration also with BSNL Management.

 

He further mentioned that AIBSNLEA is always vociferously raising the issues and genuine grievances of the Executives before the Management and continuously addressing the issues and assured that AIBSNLEA always working for the settlement of all the genuine demands of the Executives and continue its Separate Identity.

 

In the closing remarks, GS informed the house that AIBSNLEA is always ready for any Organizational action, if the genuine demands are not accepted by the BSNL Management.  The restructuring of Executives for Chennai TD are not in line with the Territorial Circles and we request all the Executives to be prepared for Organizational activities if required in near future for the common cause of all the Executives.

 

As per the Agenda, the elections for the Circle New Team of AIBSNLEA CHTD have been held and the following Comrades were unanimously elected as Circle President, Circle Secretary, Circle Finance Secretary & CWC Member respectively for the next term:

 

Com. Senthil Kumar, CAO

Com. Ramalingam, DE 

Com. Shivakumar, DE

Com. R. Suresh Babu, JAO- CWC Member.

The hall was jam packed during the Open Session. The meeting came to an end with the Vote of thanks by Com. Ramalingam, newly elected Circle Secretary  <<<Click here for Glimpses>>>

21.10.2021 BSNL CO issued instructions regarding

(a) Engagement of Apprentices for sales Activities <<<Click here for Orders>>>

(b)  Holidays to be observed in BSNL offices during the year 2022<<<Click here for Orders>>>

20.10.2021   AIBSNLEA consistent efforts yielded result in getting released circulation  of Final All India Eligibility list - 3 of JTOs(T) pertaining to recruitment year 2009 to 2012...

<<<Click here for letter>>>   <<Recruitment Year 2010>>     <<Recruitment Year 2011>>

<<<Recruitment Year 2012>>

20.10.2021CWC Meeting of AIBSNLEA

Central Working Committee Meeting of AIBSNLEA has been successfully conducted under the President ship of Com. Subhasis Mitra, All India President of AIBSNLEA through Online Mode on 19.10.2021 from  9.00 am to 9.30 pm with the active participation of more than 80 Comrades including GS, Chairman, CHQ Office bearers, CHQ Advisers, CS, CP & CWC Members from all over India. Respected Director (CFA), BSNL Board Shri Vivek Banzal has graced the occasion as Chief Guest and addressed the gathering with the motivational speech followed by very good interactive session with the participants on the Cluster, FTTH & other CFA related issues.

The CWC unanimously decided to conduct the 7th All India Conference of AIBSNLEA at Chennai and the same will be hosted by the Tamil Nadu Circle.

Detailed report will be updated shortly……

20.10.2021GS, AIBSNLEA Com.S.Sivakumar participated and addressed the 2nd AIBSNLEA Circle Conference of A.P Circle held at Vijayawada on 04.10.2021:

2nd AIBSNLEA Circle Conference of A.P Circle was held at Hotel King’s Cuisine, Vijayawada on 03.10.2021 under the Chairmanship of Com.M.Veeranjaneyulu, Circle President as per the Covid-19 Protocol. Com.Raju, Com. Narender, CHQ Advisor, Com. Kooteswara Rao, Ex. CS Senior Retired Comrades, DPs, DSs, Circle Office bearers and Delegates from various Districts participated and addressed the Conference.

Circle President in his Opening remarks mentioned that 35 new members are enrolled in AIBSNLEA during the month of July 2021. He appreciated the role played by GS AIBSNLEA and CHQ Team for continuously pursuing the burning issues with the Management.

Circle Secretary Com.Srinivsarao welcomed the gathering and presented the Circle Secretary’s report and it was approved by the House and requested the GS to pursue with the Management for the speedy issuance of request transfer in the cadre of AO. 

Finance Secretary submitted the Audited Financial Statement and it was approved by the House.

 

Then So many Comrades participated and spoken in the Delegate Session and Organizational Review

Com. Raju, CHQ Advisor, in his address explained the issues taken by the CHQ viz., issuance of List-9 Seniority List as per Date of joining, E1+ 5 increments, Transfer cases, 22820 case etc.,  Claims Receivable from DoT etc., He further mentioned AIBSNLEA GS and CHQ Team only met the Member(F) and Senior Officers at DoT and pursuing our case.

 

Com. Narender, CHQ Advisor, in his address appreciated the successful functioning of CHQ and functioning of CHQ and continuous presence of Com.GS, AIBSNLEA at Delhi in the Covid-19 pandemic time without any fear and continuously meeting the Top level Officers of DoT and BSNL and writing so many important letters to the Hon’ble Ministers, Management and DoT demanding the settlement of the genuine grievances of all the Executives and he praised the  pivotal role played by the Com. Sivakumar, GS AIBSNLEA  for uniting  all the BSNL Unions and Associations under the Umbrella of AUAB

 

Com. S.Sivakumar, GS AIBSNLEA in his Special Address extended his sincere thanks and gratitude to the Circle Team for arranging the Physical Circle Conference during the Covid-19 Pandemic situation and giving the opportunity to address the Conference. 

 

 In his One and half hour address, he has elaborated about the Financial Status/Revival of BSNL, timely payment of Salary, Restructuring, Status of Promotions, Launching of 4G ,AUAB meeting and other burning issues as detailed below:

 

He mentioned that due to continuous and consistent efforts of AIBSNLEA , 3697 JTO (T)s were promoted as SDE (T) under 67% SCF quota on  8.7.2021 early morning. AIBSNLEA also demanding the Management for the immediate conduct ion of LDCE under 33% quota for the VY 2011-12 onwards and LICE for CSS Cadre in BSNL CO from the VY 2015 onwards(Asst. Manager to Dy. Manager).

 

AIBSNLEA has taken up the issues of E1+5 increments, E1A to E2, increase of SAB benefit to 30%, timely remittance of SAB recoveries and immediate formation of PRMB Trust and immediate preparation and issuance of JTO AIEL, JAO/AO Seniority list. AIBSNLEA insisted the BSNL Management for the immediate Compassionate Ground Appointment to the dependent of the employees succumbed to Covid-19.

 

GS also explained about the continuous efforts and discussion had with the CMD, Director HR and PGM (Pers.) by the GS AIBSNLEA regarding the finalization SDE Seniority List.No.9 as per the Date of Joining in pursuance to the  Hon’ble Supreme Court Orders. Finally on 09.7.2021, BSNL Management issued Speaking Order in favors of Date Joining. It is the Major Achievement in the History of AIBSNLEA.

Due to consistent efforts of AIBSNLEA BSNL Employees Health Insurance Policy 2021” to the willing BSNL Employees in addition to BSNL MRS has been finalized and approved by the Competent Authority within a short span of One Month.

 

He mentioned that AIBSNLEA has taken up the issue of withdrawal the arbitrary orders of reducing the Pay and recovery to the tune of Rs.7 Lakh to 12 Lakh from the JAOs of 1999 batch (Who have opted VRS) of Telangana and AP Circle with the BSNL Management and finally succeeded. 

 

He  further mentioned that due to dip in revenue collections during April & May 2021 and in view of the payment of Statutory dues, EB Bills, quarterly repayment of loan amount of about Rs.970 Crore, the payment of Salary for the month of May is badly delayed. Even though we are requesting the Management to disburse the salary every month on the due date, but the BSNL Management is disbursing the Salary after 20th of the following month for the past 18 months. He told that the issue of timely payment of Salary has already been taken up by AUAB with the Management.

 

Launching of 4G is badly delayed due to non-consideration of BSNL Global Tender towards the purchase of 57000 4G Equipments by the Empowered Technology Group (ETG) in the name of ‘Atamnirbhar Bharat’and the Indigenous 4G Tender (EoI) on PoC basis as recommended by the ETG has also been opened on 20.6.2021 and instructions issued to the Field Units in this regard on 30.6.2021. So the vison of BSNL for earning more revenue through launching of 4G Services is further delayed. it is quite unfortunate that the proposal for up gradation of 18,000 BTSs supplied by M/s Nokia for West and South Zones with an Estimated cost of Rs.550 Cr has not been approved by the BSNL Board Meeting held on 23.07.2021. It is second time that the up gradation proposal was turned down by the BSNL Board. It is a major setback for BSNL Revival plan and the 4G launching is unduly delayed even though the Union Cabinet given approval for 4G spectrum to BSNL from the Budgetary Support on 23.10.2019.

 

 In the name of Restructuring/ Manpower Plan and pending SLP at Hon’ble Supreme Court tagged with Jairnal Singh Case, all the Promotions are strucked-up. AIBSNLEA strongly opposed the undue delay in Restructuring Process and Promotions and continuous looking-after arrangement instead of   Regular Promotions to maintain the Services.

 

GS AIBSNLEA & CHQ Team made presentation before the CMD BSNL, Director (HR) and all the Members of High Power Committee regarding Manpower plan & Restructuring during Feb. and March 2021. BSNL Management appreciated our concern and assured to look into our suggestions/ inputs. He mentioned that earlier CAO and DGM (Engg.) Posts were provisioned very less vide the Restructuring letter dated 27.08.2020. As per the AIBSNLEA views and suggestions vide our letter dated 18.02.2021 & 19.02.2021 followed by detailed discussions with all the Committee Members the CAOs and DGM (Engg.) posts are increased in the Op Area offices. However as per the Restg. Cell letter dated 28.06.2021, the CAO posts are increased but AO & JAO posts are withdrawn.

 

He explained about the presentation and Comments/Views/ Suggestions given by GS, AIBSNLEA regarding Man Power Norms before the CMD BSNL, the Board of Directors and Senior Officers in the AUAB Agenda Meeting held on 02.07.2021. On the basis of the discussion we submitted our views, suggestions and justifications regarding Restructuring and Manpower Norms to the Management vide AIBSNLEA letter dated 06.07.2021 and AIBSNLEA is holding discussions continuously with the High Power Committee Members.

 

Restg. Cell has drastically reduced the Posts of JTOs, JAOs and AOs as against the working strength and it is an Arbitrary and unjustified decision. Lateral entry in Group B (JTO) posts are drastically reduced which is not helpful for operational activity. JTO is the Feeder cadre of the Telecom Wing and Main Promotion cadre from JEs. The present working strength of JTO(T) is 14,536 but it has been reduced to 11,283. This will impact on the field activities and later on BSNL Services.

 

JAO is the Feeder cadre of the Finance Wing and Main Promotion cadre of Clerical/Sr. Accountant Cadres etc. The present working strength of JAO is 2,351 but it has been reduced to 1,890. Likewise the present working strength of AOs is 1,961 but it has also been reduced to 1,547.

 

Now, for the span off control, considering SDE/JTOs and AO/JAOs as equivalent cadres, which is not justified and this will be reverse of Pyramid Structure and such Organization will fail in long run as no Promotional Avenues will be available.

 

He further mentioned that the BA concept is formed with GM/PGM level Officers heading it, whereas the number of absorbed GM/PGM level officers available in BSNL is very few. The deputation of the ITS Officers will end in March, 2023, on diminishing basis. On a calculated move, BSNL Management borrowed many ITS officers from DOT from time to time on temporary basis to fill up the white collar Posts in the grade of SAG/HAG in violation of the MOU for curtailing the posts of ITS Deputation year by year. Whether this Restg. Exercise by reducing the Promotional avenues of BSNL Executives and increasing the GM/PGM level Posts and keeping it vacant is going to help the Revival of BSNL? Even at present many GM level Posts are lying vacant in SSA/BAs whereas so many ITS Officers in the GM level are posted in the Circle Head Quarters, Metro Cities and BSNL Corporate Office.

 

 

Thirdly, the total Manpower has been shown clubbing all the equivalent cadres with no break up of Streams. This has been done perhaps to hide the partisan view of the Management and we are of the opinion that the Management is not transparent to declare/share the Cadre/Stream/ Discipline wise working strength and proposed Man Power with the Stake Holders. So the need of the hour is Management has to declare/share the details of each Cadre with the Stake Holders for the transparent/Open minded discussion regarding the justification of each Post/Cadre. It appears to us that the Manpower Norms prepared by the Restg Cell is vitiated by cronyism and Forum shopping to further the career interest of the Creamy layer at the cost of that of the Bottom layer.

He told that AIBSNLEA CHQ is continuously put it best efforts for the release the Promotion orders in all the Streams.

He briefed about the pending Opex, Capex Liabilities, Bank Loan and latest financial condition of BSNL. He also explained about the various letters written by the CHQ to the Secretary (T) DoT for the immediate release of Rs.30,000 Crore towards the Claims Receivable from DoT to BSNL, which includes Rural subsidy, excess payment of Pension Contribution & reimbursement of Leave Encashment, etc., AIBSNLEA CHQ Leaders also met the Member (Finance) and other Senior Officers in DoT and explained about the justified Claims of BSNL and requested for early release of the same so as to meet out the Bank Loans, Capex & Opex etc., But till date  BSNL has not received any support from DoT.

GS explained about the decisions taken in the AUAB meeting held on 21.6.2021, 1.7.2021 and details of discussions meeting held with CMD, Board of Directors and Senior Officers with the AUAB Leaders on 30.6.2021 and 2.7.2021. He explained the about the Dharna conducted at Jantar Mandhar, Delhi from 21.9.2021 to 23.9.2021 and the decisions taken in the AUAB meeting held on 23.9.2021 and  25.9.2021. He requested 100 % participation of all the members in the Agitational Programme organized by AUAB for the revival of BSNL.

 

GS requested all the members to work hard in order to strengthen AIBSNLEA in AP Circle by educating them about the works done by AIBSNLEA in the past and present scenario.

 

 He further mentioned that AIBSNLEA is always vociferously raising the issues and genuine grievances of the Executives before the Management and continuously addressing the issues and assured that AIBSNLEA always working for the settlement of all the genuine demands of the Executives and continue its Separate Identity.

 

The following Comrades were unanimously elected as Circle President, Circle Secretary and Circle Finance Secretary respectively for the next term

Com. M.Veeranjaneyulu, DGM 

Com.Srinivasa Rao, AO

Com.K.Udayakumar JAO

Com.Rama Murthy, CWC Member.

 

The meeting came to an end with the Vote of thanks by Com. Srinivasa Rao, AO newly elected Circle Secretary.<<<Click here for Glimpses>>>

16.10.2021Dear Comrades! As already notified, the Central Working Committeee meeting of All India Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd Executives' Association will be held on 19th October’ 2021 (Tuesday) on Online (Zoom Meeting) from 10.15 hrs.

The Agenda and the GS Report to be placed in the Online CWC meeting is being forwarded to the Mail id’s of CHQ Office bearers and Circle Secretaries to save the time. All the Circle Secretaries are requested to forward the same to the mail id of respective Circle President and CWC Members.

The link for CWC meeting will be shared to the CHQ Office Bearers  & Circle Secretaries on 18.10.2021. The  Circle Secretaries are requested to share the same to Circle Presidents and eligible CWC Members as per the constitution (wherever regular body is there). 

14.10.2021BSNL CO issued instructions regarding request for Inter Circle  transfer order in the cadre of SDE(T)

<<<Click here for tenure transfer orders>>>    

13.10.2021 GS Writes to

(1)The Member (F), DoT Sachar Bhawan,  regarding Representation received from Shri E K Annamalai, AO, HR No. 198601520 AP Circle regarding Reinstatement into Service<<<Click here for letter>>>

(2) The PGM (Pers.)BSNL Corporate office regarding

(a) Request transfer in the cadre of Junior Accounts Officer

(b) Request transfer in the cadre of AGM/DE

(c) Request transfer in the cadre of Accounts Officer <<<Click here for  letter>>>

AIBSNLEA WISHES A VERY HAPPY & PROSPEROUS

DURGA PUJA TO ONE & ALL

12.10.2021 News from  Media <<<Click here for news>>>
07.10.2021BSNL CO issued instructions regarding OA No 18O/OO295/2021 filed by Ms Mary Sophia T.T and    2 others in   Hon'ble CAT, Ernakulam Bench in respect of provisional seniority list No. 9 of SDEs(T). <<<Click here for Speaking  order>>>    
06.10.2021BSNL CO issued tenure & request  transfer orders in the cadre of AOs....

<<<Click here for tenure transfer orders>>>    

<<<Click here for request transfer orders>>>

05.10.2021AIBSNLEA CHQ has already notified the Central Working Committee meeting of All India Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd Executives' Association will be held on 19th October’ 2021 (Tuesday) on Online (Zoom Meeting) <<<Click here for CWC Notice>>>

The link for CWC meeting will be shared to the CHQ Office Bearers  & Circle Secretaries on 18.10.2021. The the Circle Secretaries are requested to share the same to Circle Presidents and eligible CWC Members as per the constitution (wherever regular body is there). 

TO the Kind Attention of All Circle Secretaries:

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.

"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 of our work. He is the purpose of it. He is not an outsider of 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 the opportunity to do so."........Mahatama Gandhi Ji..........Message to BSNL employees, which is the need of hours.....If we follow the same, definatly BSNL will  become once again number one brand of  Telecom Sector......

AIBSNLEA Wishes a very Happy & Prosperous Gandhi Jayanti to One & all ....

01.10.2021BSNL seeks fresh Rs 37,000 crore from govt, says additional funds needed for capex and servicing debt <<<Click here for Media report>>>

AIBSNLEA WISHES

a very  Happy & Prosperous

'BSNL Foundation Day

 

Long Live BSNL, Long Live AIBSNLEA

 

30.09.2021Congratulations to all the Retiring Comrades!

 

AIBSNLEA CHQ extends Best Wishes to all the Comrades, who are going to retire on 30.09.2021 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.

27.09.2021 DoP&T issued instructions regarding Seniority........<<<Click here for order>>>
27.09.2021 The meeting of the AUAB was held at New Delhi on 23.09.2021 and 25.09.2021. General Secretaries / representatives of BSNLEU, NFTE, AIBSNLEA, AIGETOA, SNEA, SEWA BSNL, FNTO, BSNL MS, BSNL ATM, TEPU and BSNL OA, attended the meeting. The meeting reviewed the 3 day dharna organised at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, and also discussed about the future course of action. Decision has been taken to organise a Twitter campaign on 06.10.2021 and a black flag / black badge wearing demonstrations on 26.10.2021. The AUAB has issued the following circular carrying the decisions. Circle and district unions are requested to implement the decisions taken in the AUAB meeting. <<<Click here for AUAB circular >>>
24.09.2021 Resolution passed in the AUAB meeting held at New Delhi on 23.09.2021.

This meeting of the AUAB notes with satisfaction that, the 3 day dharna programme, organised by the AUAB at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, from 21st September, 2021, onwards, has become highly successful. Large number of employees and pensioners from Delhi, as well as from UP (West), Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and UP(East), have enthusiastically participated in this 3 day dharna programme. This meeting also notes with satisfaction that, this 3 day dharna programme has created a great amount of zeal and motivation among the BSNL employees and pensioners throughout the country. This meeting conveys it’s special thanks to all the employees and pensioners who have participated in the programme from Delhi, as well as from UP (West), Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and UP(East) and also puts on record, it’s appreciation to all the circle unions of the constituents of the AUAB, belonging to the aforementioned circles. Further, this meeting severely condemns the BSNL Management for issuing a very retrograde letter on 17.09.2021, to create a fear psychosis among the employees and to stop them from participating in this Dharna. By issuing such letters, Management is only trying to snatch the democratic rights of the employees to protest, which we cannot be allowed. This meeting assures that, further struggles and movements will be organised in the days to come, demanding settlement of the issues contained in the charter of demands of the AUAB.

22.09.2021  Tremendous response for Second day Dharna at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, conducted by the AUAB.

AUAB has launched a 3 day Dharna programme at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, demanding settlement of important demands relating to the Revival of BSNL, Timely disbursement of Salary, 3rd PRC, SAB and Pension Revision etc., Second Day Dharna become a great success. A tremendous response from the employees. Large number of Comrades from adjacent Circles of New Delhi i.e.,  from UP West ,Haryana and Rajasthan participated in the 2nd Day Dharna. Central as well as Circle Leaders addressed the Dharna.

Leaders addressing the Dharna, declared with confidence that they would ensure the revival of BSNL, by achieving the demands put forth by the AUAB. 

22.09.2021 The following Office Bearers of AIBSNLEA ODISHA Circle met CMD, BSNL in the Chamber of CGMT ODISHA on 18.09.2021 and submitted /discussed on  14 points Agenda  -

SRI K K BEHERA, SDE (CIVIL)/ CIRCLE PRESIDENT,
SRI PRASANT KU ROUT, AO(NOFN)  CIRCLE SECRETARY,
SRI NARAYAN PRASAD DAS, CAO(CA), CIRCLE FINANCE SECRETARY
SRI AMIYA KUMAR KHILAR,PS  CWC MEMBER

<<<Click here for Memorandum>>>   <<<Click here for glimpses>>>

22.09.2021 DOT News in Media

Sh. K. Rajaraman Additional Secretary, Finance Ministry has been appointed as Telecom Secretary, DoT....<<<Click here for news>>>

22.09.2021 BSNL CO issued instructions regarding:-

(i) Clarification on taxability of payments made to retired employees and nominees of deceased employees.........<<<Click here for order>>>

22.09.2021 2nd day Dharna (22-09-21) organized by ALL UNIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS OF BSNL (AUAB) started at Police Chowki, Jantar Mantar, New Delhi.

21.09.2021  First day Dharna demanding BSNL Revival, 3 PRC, SAB and Pension Revision become a huge success with the participation of large number of Comrades from nearby Circles PB, UPW, HR and Delhi.

21.09.2021  Three days Dharna (21-09-21 to 23-09-21) organized by ALL UNIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS OF BSNL (AUAB) started at Police Chowki, Jantar Mantar, New Delhi demanding
(1) Immediate launching of BSNLs 4G service, by way of upgradation of the BTSs and also steps for moving towards the launching of 5G service.
(2) Immediate settlement of the dues to BSNL, amounting Rs.39,000 Crore, by the DoT.
(3) Immediate steps to off-set BSNLs debt, through the Monetization of lands.
(4) Disbursement of salary on the last date of every month.
(5) No selling out of BSNLs 13,567 mobile towers, in the name of National Monetization Pipeline.
(6) Complete review of the Cluster based Outsourcing System.
(7) Immediate settlement of 3rd Pay Revision, Pension Revision and Enhancement of Superannuation Benefits (SAB) up to 30%, for the BSNL Directly Recruited Employees.
(8) Speedy measures to improve the quality of BSNLs FTTH service.
(9) Prompt maintenance of BTSs, proper up-keep of the power plants, as well as availability of batteries.
(10) Strengthen the transmission networks by carrying out the speedy maintenance works.

20.09.2021To the Kind Attention of All Circle Secretaries/ Finance Secretaries

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 July-2021 from their respective Circle ERP Team/AO CSC with the authenticated signature and stamp and submit the same  along with the  consolidated claim to the  Finance Secretary CHQ Sh. Ramnath Chabbra (email idfsaibsnleachq@gmail.com;  Mobile Nos.:  09868231711, 07982168986& 09416646742)  so as to release Circle/SSA Quota by the CHQ from May 2020 to July 2021 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.

20.09.2021 To the Kind Attention of All Circle Secretaries

Dear Comrades! As already notified our CWC is being held on 19th October’2021 on Online Mode (Zoom Meeting). 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.

20.09.2021

18.09.2021 AIBSNLEA CHQ is hereby notified that the Central Working Committee meeting of All India Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd Executives' Association will be held on 19th October’ 2021 (Tuesday) on Online(Zoom Meeting) <<<Click here for CWC Notice>>>

8.09.2021 7th Circle Conference of AIBSNLEA Rajasthan Circle held on 05th Sep 2021 at Jaipur:

7th Circle Conference of AIBSNLEA Rajasthan Circle was organized in a grand manner on 05th Sep 2021 at the Conference Hall of Hotel Vesta Maurya Palace at Jaipur.

The Conference started with hoisting of Association Flag by Com.Sivakumar, GS AIBSNLEA with thundering slogans.

The Open Session of the Circle Conference was attended by Com.S.Sivakumar GS, AIBSNLEA Com. Prahlad Rai Chairman CHQ,  Com Bhagwan Singh AGS (HQ), Com.Rajpal AGS (F), Com.Devesh Sharma Org.Secy.(North), Com. R.N. Chabbra FS, Com. M.K. Morodia, Advisor and Com. Rajesh Pathak Advisor from AIBSNLEA CHQ side . Shri Sandeep Govil, CGMT, Rajasthan was the Chief Guest & Shri R.D.Meena, Sr. GM(F) Rajasthan Circle attended the Open Session as Guest of Honour.

Chief Guest of the Open Session Shri Sandeep Govil, CGMT Rajasthan Circle and Comrade S.Sivakumar, GS AIBSNLEA inaugurated the function by lightning of lamp. All the distinguished guests were welcomed by the garlanding and by presenting Rajasthani Turbans and mementos.

Com. Abhishek Jain, District Secretary, AIBSNLEA PGMTD Jaipur branch welcomed all the Guests and Dignitaries for the Open Session of  the 7th Circle Conference.

Com. Anil Chahar, Circle Secretary AIBSNLEA Rajasthan, in his key note address welcomed one and all for  the Open Session of the 7th Circle Conference at Jaipur. He specially thanked to CGMT Rajasthan Shri Sandeep Govil for attending the Circle Conference. He appealed to all the Executives that they should make their extreme efforts to delight the Customers who approaches them since the Customers still have faith on BSNL only. Com.CS informed that Rajasthan Circle has achieved the growth in the dynamic Leadership and co-operative attitude of CGMT Rajasthan Circle. He assured that if the Circle Administration provides full support, then the Executives' of Rajasthan Circle are committed for making BSNL, a vibrant Organization.

Com. S.D.Arya, President AIBSNLEA Rajasthan Circle in his address expressed that with the cooperation of the Circle Management and the hard work of the Rajasthan Executives, we are achieving very good results in Rajasthan. He expressed the need for the quick resolution of the problems of Staff. He appreciated the successful functioning of CHQ and continuous presence of Com. GS, AIBSNLEA at Delhi in the Covid-19 pandemic time without any fear and continuously meeting the Top level Officers of DoT and BSNL and writing so many important letters to the Hon’ble Ministers, Management and DoT demanding the settlement of the genuine grievances of all the Executives 

Shri Prahlad Rai Chairman AIBSNLEA CHQ congratulated the comrades of Rajasthan Circle for the organizing successful Circle Conference and thanked the Comrades for their great affection. He narrated the history of the formation of AIBSNLEA and its role in the better Policy formulation like Executive Promotion Policy, BSNL MSRR etc., due to which a large number of BSNL Executives have promoted to the level of DGM. Com. He also briefed about  the extensive efforts taken by the AIBSNLEA in issuing 14000 Mega Promotions in BSNL despite the conflict of BSNLMS RR and CPSU cadre hierarchy.  He congratulated AIBSNLEA Rajasthan Circle for the successful conduction of the open session. He also raised the issue of long pending medical bill payment of BSNL Pensioners.

Shri R.D.Meena Sr. GM (Finance) Rajasthan Circle informed that the Annual Salary expenditure is 7000 Crore which is One Third of  Annual Total revenue. He suggested that enhancing the revenue of the BSNL for the better future/ survival of the Company as we have only 6% Market Share is in Rural Segment. He stressed upon to improve the quality of Service and revenue growth on top most priority. He informed that BSNL needs Investments at this juncture. He congratulated AIBSNLEA Rajasthan Circle for the success of the open session with a hope of good deliberations.

Shri Sivakumar, GS AIBSNLEA in his address extended his sincere thanks to the Rajasthan Circle Comrades for giving opportunity to address the Open Session of the 7th Circle Conference. He elaborated about the Restructuring/ Man Power Plan, Financial Status/Revival of BSNL, timely payment of Salary, Status of Promotions, AUAB meeting and other burning issues as detailed below:

He mentioned that due to continuous and consistent efforts of AIBSNLEA 3697 JTO(T)s were promoted as SDE (T) under 67% SCF quota. AIBSNLEA also demanding the Management for the immediate conduct ion of LDCE under 33% quota for the VY 2011-12 onwards and LICE for CSS Cadre in BSNL CO from the VY 2015 onwards (Asst.Manager to Dy Manager).

He explained that how AIBSNLEA continuously fighting and demanding to finalize the SDE (T) Seniority list No 9 in pursuance to the judgment of Honble CAT Chandigarh, HC of Punjab & Haryana and the Honble Supreme Court of India i.e. on the basis of “Date of Joining” as applied in the case of list No 6, 7 & 8 for the past 18 months.  Finally AIBSNLEA achieved in getting Speaking Order in favour of Date of Joining.

He further  mentioned that GS AIBSNLEA & CHQ Team made presentation before the CMD BSNL, Director (HR) and all the Members of High Power Committee regarding Manpower Plan & Restructuring during Feb. and March 2021. BSNL Management appreciated our concern and assured to look into our suggestions/ inputs. He mentioned that earlier CAO and DGM (Engg) Posts were provisioned very less vide the Restructuring letter dated 27.08.2020. As per the AIBSNLEA views and suggestions vide our letter dated 18.02.2021 & 19.02.2021 followed by detailed discussions with all the Committee Members the CAOs and DGM (Engg) posts are increased in the Op Area offices. However as per the Restg Cell letter dated 28.06.2021, the CAO posts are increased but AO & JAO posts are withdrawn.

He explained about the presentation and Comments/Views/ Suggestions given by GS, AIBSNLEA regarding Man Power Norms before the CMD BSNL, the Board of Directors and Senior Officers in the AUAB Agenda Meeting held on 02.07.2021. On the basis of the discussion we submitted our views, suggestions and justifications regarding Restructuring and Manpower Norms  to the Management vide AIBSNLEA letter dated 06.07.2021  and AIBSNLEA is holding discussions continuously with the  High Power Committee Members. Restg Cell has drastically reduced the Posts of JTOs, JAOs and AOs as against the working strength and it is an Arbitrary and unjustified decision. Lateral entry in Group B (JTO) posts are drastically reduced which is not helpful for operational activity. JTO is the Feeder cadre of the Telecom Wing and Main Promotion cadre from JEs. The present working strength of JTO(T) is 14,536 but it has been reduced to 11,283. This will impact on the field activities and later on BSNL Services.

JAO is the Feeder cadre of the Finance Wing and Main Promotion cadre of Clerical/Sr. Accountant Cadres etc. The present working strength of JAO is 2,351 but it has been reduced to 1,890. Likewise the present working strength of AOs is 1,961 but it has also been reduced to 1,547.

Now, for the span off control, considering SDE/JTOs and AO/JAOs as equivalent cadres, which is not justified and this will be reverse of Pyramid Structure and such Organization will fail in long run as no Promotional Avenues will be available. He further mentioned that the reduction of Telecom Eng/Finance and other Wing Posts in the proposed New Man Power Norms in Chennai TD, Kolkatta TD, All Maintenance and Project Regions (Core Network-TX), Mobile Billing Zones, Operating  Area Offices, BA Offices, Circle Offices and Corporate Office has strongly protested by the  AIBSNLEA and AIBSNLEA insisted the pyramid structure to be maintained in the ratio of 1:4:4 (DE/CAO: SDE/AO: JTO/JAO & equivalents).

He mentioned that due to dip in revenue collections during April & May 2021 and in view of the payment of Statutory dues, EB Bills, quarterly repayment of loan amount of about Rs.970 Crore, the payment of Salary for the month of May is badly delayed. Even though we are requesting the Management to disburse the salary every month on the due date, but the BSNL Management is disbursing the Salary after 20th of the following month for the past 18 months. He told that the issue of timely payment of Salary has been taken up by AUAB with the Management.

Launching of 4G is badly delayed due to non-consideration of BSNL Global Tender towards the purchase of 57000 4G Equipments by the Empowered Technology Group (ETG) in the name of ‘Atamnirbhar Bharat’and the Indigenous 4G Tender (EoI) on PoC basis as recommended by the ETG has also been opened on 20.6.2021 and instructions issued to the Field Units in this regard on 30.6.2021. It is quite unfortunate that the proposal for up gradation of 18,000 BTSs supplied by M/s Nokia for West and South Zones with an estimated cost of Rs.550 Cr has not been approved by the BSNL Board Meeting held on 23.07.2021. It is second time that the up gradation proposal was turned down by the BSNL Board. It is a major setback for BSNL Revival plan and the 4G launching is unduly delayed even though the Union Cabinet given approval for 4G spectrum to BSNL from the Budgetary Support on 23.10.2019. So the vision of BSNL for earning more revenue through launching of 4G Services is further delayed.

 

AIBSNLEA strongly opposed the undue delay in Restructuring Process and Promotions and continuous looking-after arrangement instead of Regular Promotions to maintain the Services.

AIBSNLEA insisted the BSNL Management for the immediate Compassionate Ground Appointment to the dependent of the employees succumbed to Covid-19. As per the request of AIBSNLEA, the Committee has been formed in Corporate Office for look into the matter of Health Insurance Policy for the willing officials for the recovery of the Premium through Salary. He further explained that the expected New Scheme is in addition to the existing BSNL MRS . AIBSNLEA has taken up the issues of E1+5 increments, E1A to E2, increase of SAB benefit to 30%, timely remittance of SAB recoveries and immediate formation of PRMB Trust

Due to consistent efforts of AIBSNLEA JAO-2015 Batch Gradation/ Seniority list issued by the BSNL CO. He informed that the preparation of JAO-2016 Batch Gradation/ Seniority is at final stage AIBSNLEA also insisted the Management for the early preparation and issuance of AO Seniority list. AIBSNLEA insisted the Management for early issuance of AIEL -3 of JTO(T)s

He assured that AIBSNLEA CHQ is continuously put it best efforts for the release the Promotion orders in all the Streams.

He briefed about the pending Opex, Capex Liabilities, Bank Loan and latest financial condition of BSNL. He also explained about the various letters written by the CHQ to the Secretary (T) DoT for the immediate release of Rs.30,000 Crore towards the Claims Receivable from DoT to BSNL, which includes Rural subsidy, excess payment of Pension Contribution & reimbursement of Leave Encashment, etc., AIBSNLEA CHQ Leaders also met the Member (Finance) and other Senior Officers in DoT and explained about the justified Claims of BSNL and requested for early release of the same so as to meet out the Bank Loans, Capex & Opex etc., But till date  BSNL has not received any support from DoT.

GS explained about the decisions taken in the AUAB meeting held on 21.6.2021, 1.7.2021 and details of discussions meeting held with CMD, Board of Directors and Senior Officers with the AUAB Leaders on 30.6.2021 and 2.7.2021. He requested 100 % participation of all the members in the Agitational Programme organised by AUAB for the revival of BSNL.

He further mentioned that AIBSNLEA is always vociferously raising the issues and genuine grievances of the Executives before the Management  and continuously addressing the issues and assured that AIBSNLEA  always working for the settlement of all the genuine demands of the Executives and continue its Separate Identity. HE congratulated all for the grand success of the Open session and Circle Conference.

 

Chief Guest of the Open Session Shri Sandeep Govil, CGMT Rajasthan Circle expressed that it privilege to work in Rajasthan. He told that our EBTIDA is positive in 2021 and we entered in Operational Profit. He appealed to enhance the revenue through EB and FTTH. He told that on every BB disconnection we should provide 3 new FTTH connections for earning profit. He informed that Rajasthan Circle has grabbed 875 new Leased Line Circuits from State Govt despite M/s Airtel is  L1 bidder. He hoped that Rajasthan Circle will achieve first position in “Mera Circle Sarvshrestha Circle” Campaign. He informed that Rajasthan Circle is No. 1 in Bharat Air Fibre in whole North Zone and No. 1 in SIM Sales in whole Country in the month of July and August. He appealed all to solve the Promotion/Seniority disputes through mutual discussions and not through Legal recourses.

At last he thanked to all for inviting him in the open session and congratulated for the grand success of the session.

Com. Udit Sareen, President AIBSNLEA, PGMTD Jaipur Branch extended the vote of thanks.

In the After-noon Session, Delegate Session and Organizational Review

was conducted. So many Comrades participated and spoken in the Delegate Session. CHQ Office bearers addressed the Delegate Session.

Com. Bhagwan Singh, AGS (HQ) in his address mentioned that AIBSNLEA is the only association who truly represents the Executives in BSNLand understand the issues of the executives of all cadres. He also mentioned that AIBSNLEA has Leadership Power to address/resolve the issues of Executive’s cadres of all grades.

Com. Rajpal, AGS (Fin) in his address appreciated the successful functioning of CHQ and continuous presence of Com.GS, AIBSNLEA at Delhi in the Covid-19 pandemic time without any fear and continuously meeting the Top level Officers of DoT and BSNL and writing so many important letters to the Hon’ble Ministers, Management and DoT demanding the settlement of the genuine grievances of all the Executives. He further mentioned AIBSNLEA is the only Association continuously taken up the issue of Claims Receivable from DoT to the tune of Rs.29,500 Cr with the Secretary (T) and Member (F)  for the past 18 months.  He has given valuable suggestions regarding strengthening of AIBSNLEA in Rajasthan  Circle.

Com.Ramnath(Chabbra), FS/CHQ  praised the  pivotal role played by the Com. Sivakumar, GS AIBSNLEA  for uniting  all the BSNL Unions and Associations under the Umbrella of AUAB

Com. Devesh Sharma, OS(N), CHQ explained the  on the ongoing burning issues of Circle/CHQ level  like DPC from JTO to SDE and other cadres, Restructuring in all cadres,  regularization of salary, PRMBT, SAB benefits, E2 Pay Scale/E1+5 increments, non-finalization of  4G tender  etc., He also mentioned that Circle Website must be updated on regular basis w/o fail so that members of AIBSNLEA Raj. Circle will be updated with the current ongoing issues of Circle/CHQ level.

Com. M.K. Morodia, Advisor, CHQ,  in his address narrated the successful functioning of AIBSNLEA in the Rajasthan Circle from 2004 onwards and appreciated the functioning of CHQ  Team in Delhi and assured that we have to strengthen AIBSNLEA in all the Districts of Rajasthan Circle.

Com. Rajesh Pathak Advisor, CHQ appreciated the successful and day to day functioning of Com.GS, AIBSNLEA at Delhi and explained about the issues pursued and settled by the CHQ with the Management

Finally Com.GS addressed the Delegate Session and also clarified the queries raised by the Delegates.

All the Retired Circle/District Office bearers were presented with shawl and Memontos.

 

At the end of the Circle Conference the elections were held for the new Circle body for the next term. Com. Amit Kumar Vaidya AO, Com Abhishek Jain SDE, and Com. S.D. Arya were unanimously elected as Circle President, Circle Secretary and CWC member respectively for the Next term.

The Circle Conference and Open Session was arranged in an excellent and disciplined manner by the PGMTD Team led by Com.Abhishek Jain, Com.Arya, Com.Anil Chahar Com. Udit Sareen under the able guidance of M.K. Morodia CHQ Advisor and Anil Rawat, Ex.Circle President.

The Circle Conference concluded with the Vote of thanks by Com Abhishek Jain, newly elected CS.<<<Click here for Glimpses>>>

15.09.2021 Today Cabinet approves major Reforms in Telecom Sector - Telecom Reforms to boost employment, growth, competition and consumer interests.....Liquidity needs of Telecom Service Providers addressed...<<<Click here for Press Information Bureau News>>>
15.09.2021 FORUM OF BSNL EXECUTIVES ASSOCIATIONS (AIBSNLEA, SNEA, AIGETOA) writes to Shri. P. K. Purwar, CMD BSNL jointly demanding regular Promotions to  all the eligible Executives on Time Bound manner  before Restructuring and any post reduction.

Forum demanding only regular promotions, no Looking After/Adhoc Promotions. Define road map for regular promotion to higher posts to all  executives when they fulfill their eligibility criteria.

Forum will be compelled to oppose any Restructuring and post reduction before Promotions.
AIBSNLEA, SNEA & AIGETOA  jointly decided to  launch the struggle if above demands will not be considered.......<<<Click here for letter jointly signed by the Forum>>>

14.09.2021Estt. Cell of BSNL CO issued order regarding meeting of the Committee constituted to examine the pay loss issue of Executives recruited in E1A scale (issue of Rs. 22820/- as initial Basic Pay)....<<<Click here for order>>>

AIBSNLEA Submitted Comments/inputs to the Committee Chairman Shri.R.K.Goyal and Committee Members for consideration and to Examine the Pay Loss issue of Executives recruited in E1A Pay Scale(Issue of Rs 22820/- as initial Basic Pay for the directly recruited JTOs of 2007 and 2008 batches and directly recruited JAOs of 2010 Batch)
The Basic Pay and the Pay Scales of the Executives recruited prior to 01.01.2007 and after 01.01.2007 onwards are entirely different which created widespread resentment among the Executives recruited after 01.01.2007. There is ahuge difference in Pay to the tune of Rs 10,000/- between the two sets of Executives. Even their Pay scales are not finalized so far. They are demoted to a lower Pay scale and placed in E1 scale provisionally.


AIBSNLEA has representing this matter at different level for quite long time. Consequent to this the Management, constituted a Committee some years back, headed by Smt. A. Panda, the thenPGM (PF) to examine the issue of Pay parity. AIBSNLEA gave presentation for the removal of Pay anomaly in this regard to the Committee headed by PGM (PF) Smt. A. Panda and explained that already some Pay Anomaly cases of JTOs 2005 batch, JAO 2010 batch and Asstt. of CSS cadre have been settled by the BSNL Management. In the same line, this issue also needs to be settled.The Committee has submitted its report to the Competent Authority for consideration but the issue remains pending.


Now Management formed a New Committee under the Chairmanship of Shri R.K.Goyal, PGM(Pers) to examine the issue once again. JTOs of 2005, 2007, 2008 Batches (including Departmental Outside JTOs) and the 2010 Batch DR JAOs were recruited and appointed in the Pre-revised Pay Scale of 9850-250-14600 and were drawing Rs 9850/- as entry level Pay. In fact the 2007, 2008 batch JTOs and 2010 DR JAOs joined prior to the 2010 batch JAOs (Deptl candidates). More interestingly even 2007 batch JTOs joined prior to some of the 2005 batch JTOs. In other words, JTOs of 2007 and 2008 batches and direct recruited JAOs of 2010 batch are similarly placed with the JTOs of 2005 batch (joined after 01.01.2007) and 2010 batch JAOs (Deptl candidates). There was no difference in basic pay between 2005 batch JTOs or 2010 batch JAOs (Dept) and 2007, 2008, 2010 batch JTO/JAOs as all were drawing Rs 9850/- as initial basic pay up-to January 2012.
After implementation of 2nd PRC, initial basic pay of JTOs of 2005 batch joined in BSNL after 01.01.2007 got fixed at Rs. 22820/- as a special case in order to remove the disparity in pay between the Executives of the same Batch of 2005. The benefit of fitment and option under para 3.6 of Non-Executives Wage revision order has been extended to the employees of CSS cadre who have been promoted to the grade of Asstt. Manager in BSNL Corporate Office , JAOs of 2010 Batch (40% quota& 10% quota-Dept candidates) joined after 07.05.2010. Their Pay was fixed at Rs.22820/-

The Committee constituted to examine the Pay loss and option issue in respect of the Dept JAOs of 2010 batch in its report observed that (On the cut-off date of 07.05.2010) there has been no such restriction of any date either in 2nd PRC for Executives dated 05.03.2009 and clarification dated 31.03.2009 or in the recommendation of Wage Revision Committee for Non-Executives”, which is equally applicable to JTO batches of 2007, 2008 and DR JAOs batch of 2010 who joined prior to the JAOs promoted in year 2010. The Committee recommended in respect to Dept JAOs of 2010 batch that “Non-Executives, promoted as JAOs after 07.05.2010 are eligible to give the option to choose revised Pay Scale from the date of Promotion “ i.e., As per the Fitment table, the corresponding to the pre-revised Pay of Rs 9850-250-14600 in revised IDA Pay Scale of Rs 16400-40500 is Rs 21620/-, the same has been revised to Rs 22820/- after merger of IDA 78.2% vide order No: 1-16/2010-PAT dated 10.06.2013”
BSNL Management has to extend the same benefit of Rs 22820/- for all the Executives recruited even after 2010 also. Further as per records, BSNL operated the Pre-revised Scale till January 2012, giving scope to all the Executives joined/continued upto that date in Rs 9850/- and should get the same pay of Rs 22820. For the JTOs of 2007, 2008 and DR JAOs of 2010, it is a matter of clear discrimination and anomaly and for the later recruits; it is a matter of parity in pay with others.

BSNL has implemented the 2nd Pay Revision in such a manner that directly recruited Executives (JTO/JAOs) appointed after 01.01.2007 are getting Gross salary quite less than the Pre-revised Salary. The Pay Revision should benefit the Executives of CPSUs and would help CPSUs to attract and retain talent. But it has created pay disparity between Executives recruited just before and after 01.01.2007 to the tune of more than Rs. 10000/- per month. The pay loss/parity issues of (1) Post 01.01.2007 appointed JTO of 2005 batch, (2) All Non-Executives promoted as Executives after 01.01.2007 in the form of option under para 3.6, (3) Post 07.05.2010 promoted CSS cadre and 4) Post 07.05.2010 promoted JAOs are addressed by extending “One time dispensation” repeatedly as and when required. The JTOs of 2007, 2008 batches and DR JAOs of 2010 batch also recruited in the same Pre-revised Pay Scale of Rs 9850-250-14600 and extended the basic pay of Rs 9850/- or minimum of E1A scale as mentioned in the recruitment notices. All of them joined prior to the promoted JAOs of 2010 batch and AMs promoted from CSS cadre.

In view of the foregoing facts and justification GS AIBSNLEA requested the Committee to recommend and extend the similar relief to the JTOs of 2007, 2008 Batches and DR JAOs of 2010 Batch by fixing their initial basic pay at 22820/- to end the disparity in pay between the Executives.
 

AIBSNLEA has already given input in this regard...<<<Click here for AIBSNLEA Letter dated 19.07.2021>>

<<<AIBSNLEA also has given input w.r.t Pay parity of Rs 22820/- for the directly recruited Executives especially the directly recruited JTOs of 2007 and 2008 batches and directly recruited JAOs >>>of 2010 batch-Click Here>>>

<<<Click here for Pay fixation case of Departmental TTAs recruited as DR JTO outsider quota
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14.09.2021BSNL CO issued instructions regarding:-

(i) Provisional All India Gradation/ Seniority List of Junior Accounts officers of JAO Batch 2015.........<<<Click here for order>>>

13.09.2021DGM(TM), BRBRAITT Jabalput issued instructions regarding permission to conduct online EPP exam at Circle Office Patna....<<<Click here for instructions>>>

AIBSNLEA CHQ extend its sincere thanks and gratitude to Director(HR), BSNL Board, Sr.GM Training and Sr.GM(SR), BSNL CO for considering AIBSNLEA request for conducting EPP Exam at Bihar Circle Head Quarters at Patna instead of Kalyani of West Bengal State...<<<Click here for AIBSNLEA Letter dated 16.08.2021 in this regard>>>

13.09.2021Meeting with Shri Arvind Vadnerkar, Director (HR) on 10.09.2021: CHQ leaders of AIBSNLEA , AIGETOA, SNEA and SEWA (BSNL) met Shri. Arvind Vadnerkar, Director (HR) on 10.09.2021 and held detailed discussions on promotion to BSNL Executives. It is informed that Restructuring is in very advanced stage and it will be presented to MC in a couple of days.

We demanded that only viable option is Time Bound Promotion for all the eligible Executives, before the Restructuring. BSNL Board approved the Time Bound Promotion Policy in May 2018 itself and promotions are to be given through it, we demanded. The concern on Reservation can be easily addressed by following Govt/DoPT guidelines on Reservation protecting the constitutional rights.

Earlier CHQ leaders of AIBSNLEA, AIGETOA, SNEA and SEWA (BSNL) met and deliberated the Restructuring process and its deadly consequences on career progression of the Executives. Even small increase in the number of posts is not going to address the issue. In Telecom wing itself about 5400 DE Posts and 7000 plus SDE Posts are required additionally to promote the eligible Executives. In Finance wing more than 1000 AO Posts are additionally required. In Civil/Elect/Arch wing also, more than 1000 Posts are required. It is also deliberated that the existing vacancies are also not filled owing to reservation and minimum eligibility condition for SDE/AO to DE/CAO Promotion should be 8 years instead of 12 Years. After detailed discussion, it is decided to work jointly for the Career Progression of all the Executives. For the implementation of the Time Bound Promotion Policy of May 2018 approved by the BSNL Board , it is decided to demand the Management  to follow the Govt/DoPT guidelines on Reservation protecting the Constitutional Rights  and reduce the minimum eligibility condition for SDE/AO to DE/CAO Promotion from 12 Years to 8 years.

13.09.2021GS, AIBSNLEA Com.S.Sivakumar participated and addressed the 2nd AIBSNLEA Circle Conference of Telungana Circle held at Hyderabad on 29.08.2021:

2nd AIBSNLEA Circle Conference of Telungana Circle was held at VASAVI CLUB, Hyderabad on 29.08.2021 under the Chairmanship of Com.Anjaiah, Circle President as per the Covid-19 Protocol. Com. Narender, CHQ Advisor, Com. Ram Mohan Rao, Ex. CP Senior Retired Comrades, DPs, DSs, Circle Office bearers and Delegates from various Districts participated and addressed the Conference.

Circle President in his Opening remarks mentioned that due to Covid-19 pandemic situation, the present Circle Office bearers could not travel extensively outside Hyderabad to conduct Physical Meetings. However he assured that the new Team will concentrate in conducting of Meetings in all BA Head Quarters and  increase the Membership.

Circle Secretary Com. Jagadish welcomed the gathering and presented the Circle Secretary’s report and it was approved by the House. 

Com. Mallikarjun, Finance Secretary submitted the Audited Financial Statement and it was approved by the House.

Then So many Comrades participated and spoken in the Delegate Session and Organizational Review

Com. Narender, CHQ Advisor, in his address appreciated the successful functioning of CHQ and continuous presence of Com.GS, AIBSNLEA at Delhi in the Covid-19 pandemic time without any fear and continuously meeting the Top level Officers of DoT and BSNL and writing so many important letters to the Hon’ble Ministers, Management and DoT demanding the settlement of the genuine grievances of all the Executives and he praised the  pivotal role played by the Com. Sivakumar, GS AIBSNLEA  for uniting  all the BSNL Unions and Associations under the Umbrella of AUAB

 

Com. S.Sivakumar, GS AIBSNLEA in his Special Address extended his sincere thanks and gratitude to the Circle Team for arranging the Physical Circle Conference during the Covid-19 Pandemic situation and giving the opportunity to address the Conference. 

 In his One and half hour address, he has elaborated about the Financial Status/Revival of BSNL, timely payment of Salary, Restructuring, Status of Promotions, AUAB meeting and other burning issues as detailed below:

He mentioned that due to continuous and consistent efforts of AIBSNLEA , 3697 JTO (T)s were promoted as SDE (T) under 67% SCF quota on  8.7.2021 early morning. AIBSNLEA also demanding the Management for the immediate conduct ion of LDCE under 33% quota for the VY 2011-12 onwards and LICE for CSS Cadre in BSNL CO from the VY 2015 onwards(Asst. Manager to Dy. Manager).

AIBSNLEA has taken up the issues of E1+5 increments, E1A to E2, increase of SAB benefit to 30%, timely remittance of SAB recoveries and immediate formation of PRMB Trust and immediate preparation and issuance of JTO AIEL, JAO/AO Seniority list. AIBSNLEA insisted the BSNL Management for the immediate Compassionate Ground Appointment to the dependent of the employees succumbed to Covid-19.

GS also explained about the continuous efforts and discussion had with the CMD, Director HR and PGM (Pers.) by the GS AIBSNLEA regarding the finalization SDE Seniority List.No.9 as per the Date of Joining in pursuance to the  Hon’ble Supreme Court Orders. Finally on 09.7.2021, BSNL Management issued Speaking Order in favors of Date Joining. It is the Major Achievement in the History of AIBSNLEA.

Due to consistent efforts of AIBSNLEA BSNL Employees Health Insurance Policy 2021to the willing BSNL Employees in addition to BSNL MRS has been finalized and approved by the Competent Authority within a short span of One Month.

 

He mentioned that AIBSNLEA has taken up the issue of withdrawal the arbitrary orders of reducing the Pay and recovery to the tune of Rs.7 Lakh to 12 Lakh from the JAOs of 1999 batch (Who have opted VRS) of Telangana and AP Circle with the BSNL Management and finally succeeded. 

 

He  further mentioned that due to dip in revenue collections during April & May 2021 and in view of the payment of Statutory dues, EB Bills, quarterly repayment of loan amount of about Rs.970 Crore, the payment of Salary for the month of May is badly delayed. Even though we are requesting the Management to disburse the salary every month on the due date, but the BSNL Management is disbursing the Salary after 20th of the following month for the past 18 months. He told that the issue of timely payment of Salary has already been taken up by AUAB with the Management.

 

Launching of 4G is badly delayed due to non-consideration of BSNL Global Tender towards the purchase of 57000 4G Equipments by the Empowered Technology Group (ETG) in the name of ‘Atamnirbhar Bharat’and the Indigenous 4G Tender (EoI) on PoC basis as recommended by the ETG has also been opened on 20.6.2021 and instructions issued to the Field Units in this regard on 30.6.2021. So the vison of BSNL for earning more revenue through launching of 4G Services is further delayed. it is quite unfortunate that the proposal for up gradation of 18,000 BTSs supplied by M/s Nokia for West and South Zones with an Estimated cost of Rs.550 Cr has not been approved by the BSNL Board Meeting held on 23.07.2021. It is second time that the up gradation proposal was turned down by the BSNL Board. It is a major setback for BSNL Revival plan and the 4G launching is unduly delayed even though the Union Cabinet given approval for 4G spectrum to BSNL from the Budgetary Support on 23.10.2019.

 

 In the name of Restructuring/ Manpower Plan and pending SLP at Hon’ble Supreme Court tagged with Jairnal Singh Case, all the Promotions are strucked-up. AIBSNLEA strongly opposed the undue delay in Restructuring Process and Promotions and continuous looking-after arrangement instead of   Regular Promotions to maintain the Services.

 

GS AIBSNLEA & CHQ Team made presentation before the CMD BSNL, Director (HR) and all the Members of High Power Committee regarding Manpower plan & Restructuring during Feb. and March 2021. BSNL Management appreciated our concern and assured to look into our suggestions/ inputs. He mentioned that earlier CAO and DGM (Engg.) Posts were provisioned very less vide the Restructuring letter dated 27.08.2020. As per the AIBSNLEA views and suggestions vide our letter dated 18.02.2021 & 19.02.2021 followed by detailed discussions with all the Committee Members the CAOs and DGM (Engg.) posts are increased in the Op Area offices. However as per the Restg. Cell letter dated 28.06.2021, the CAO posts are increased but AO & JAO posts are withdrawn.

 

He explained about the presentation and Comments/Views/ Suggestions given by GS, AIBSNLEA regarding Man Power Norms before the CMD BSNL, the Board of Directors and Senior Officers in the AUAB Agenda Meeting held on 02.07.2021. On the basis of the discussion we submitted our views, suggestions and justifications regarding Restructuring and Manpower Norms to the Management vide AIBSNLEA letter dated 06.07.2021 and AIBSNLEA is holding discussions continuously with the High Power Committee Members.

 

Restg. Cell has drastically reduced the Posts of JTOs, JAOs and AOs as against the working strength and it is an Arbitrary and unjustified decision. Lateral entry in Group B (JTO) posts are drastically reduced which is not helpful for operational activity. JTO is the Feeder cadre of the Telecom Wing and Main Promotion cadre from JEs. The present working strength of JTO(T) is 14,536 but it has been reduced to 11,283. This will impact on the field activities and later on BSNL Services.

 

JAO is the Feeder cadre of the Finance Wing and Main Promotion cadre of Clerical/Sr. Accountant Cadres etc. The present working strength of JAO is 2,351 but it has been reduced to 1,890. Likewise the present working strength of AOs is 1,961 but it has also been reduced to 1,547.

 

Now, for the span off control, considering SDE/JTOs and AO/JAOs as equivalent cadres, which is not justified and this will be reverse of Pyramid Structure and such Organization will fail in long run as no Promotional Avenues will be available.

 

He further mentioned that the BA concept is formed with GM/PGM level Officers heading it, whereas the number of absorbed GM/PGM level officers available in BSNL is very few. The deputation of the ITS Officers will end in March, 2023, on diminishing basis. On a calculated move, BSNL Management borrowed many ITS officers from DOT from time to time on temporary basis to fill up the white collar Posts in the grade of SAG/HAG in violation of the MOU for curtailing the posts of ITS Deputation year by year. Whether this Restg. Exercise by reducing the Promotional avenues of BSNL Executives and increasing the GM/PGM level Posts and keeping it vacant is going to help the Revival of BSNL? Even at present many GM level Posts are lying vacant in SSA/BAs whereas so many ITS Officers in the GM level are posted in the Circle Head Quarters, Metro Cities and BSNL Corporate Office.

 

 

Thirdly, the total Manpower has been shown clubbing all the equivalent cadres with no break up of Streams. This has been done perhaps to hide the partisan view of the Management and we are of the opinion that the Management is not transparent to declare/share the Cadre/Stream/ Discipline wise working strength and proposed Man Power with the Stake Holders. So the need of the hour is Management has to declare/share the details of each Cadre with the Stake Holders for the transparent/Open minded discussion regarding the justification of each Post/Cadre. It appears to us that the Manpower Norms prepared by the Restg Cell is vitiated by cronyism and Forum shopping to further the career interest of the Creamy layer at the cost of that of the Bottom layer.

He told that AIBSNLEA CHQ is continuously put it best efforts for the release the Promotion orders in all the Streams.

He briefed about the pending Opex, Capex Liabilities, Bank Loan and latest financial condition of BSNL. He also explained about the various letters written by the CHQ to the Secretary (T) DoT for the immediate release of Rs.30,000 Crore towards the Claims Receivable from DoT to BSNL, which includes Rural subsidy, excess payment of Pension Contribution & reimbursement of Leave Encashment, etc., AIBSNLEA CHQ Leaders also met the Member (Finance) and other Senior Officers in DoT and explained about the justified Claims of BSNL and requested for early release of the same so as to meet out the Bank Loans, Capex & Opex etc., But till date  BSNL has not received any support from DoT.

GS explained about the decisions taken in the AUAB meeting held on 21.6.2021, 1.7.2021 and details of discussions meeting held with CMD, Board of Directors and Senior Officers with the AUAB Leaders on 30.6.2021 and 2.7.2021. He requested 100 % participation of all the members in the Agitational Programme organized by AUAB for the revival of BSNL.

 

GS requested all the members to work hard in order to strengthen AIBSNLEA in Telangana Circle by educating them about the works done by AIBSNLEA in the past and present scenario.

 

 He further mentioned that AIBSNLEA is always vociferously raising the issues and genuine grievances of the Executives before the Management and continuously addressing the issues and assured that AIBSNLEA always working for the settlement of all the genuine demands of the Executives and continue its Separate Identity.

The following Comrades were unanimously elected as Circle President, Circle Secretary and Circle Finance Secretary respectively

Com.D.Anjaiah, AGM  - Circle President. 

Com.M.Venkatesham –Circle Secretary &

Com.S.Ramapathi Rao- Circle Finance Secretary

 

The meeting came to an end with the Vote of thanks by Com. Venkatesham newly elected Circle Secretary.<<<Click here for Glimpses>>>

07.09.2021 BSNL CO issued instructions regarding:-

(i) Regular Promotion in the grade of SDE (Telecom) in BSNL forgo/refusal of Promotion.........<<<Click here for order>>>

(ii) Transfer & posting in the grade of SDE(T)-<<<Click here for order>>>

(iii) Promotion of JTOs (T) to sDE (T) in BSNL against 67% seniority-cum-fitness quota (Promotion quota)....<<<Click here for order>>>

03.09.2021 All Unions and Associations of BSNL (AUAB)  served Notice for  holding  3 day Dharna at New Delhi on 21st, 22nd & 23rd September, 2021<<<Click here for Notices>>>

03.09.2021GS, AIBSNLEA, discussed with Ms. Samita Luthra, GM (Rectt.) & the Member of Manpower Planning & Restructuring; High Power Committee, BSNL CO, New Delhi regarding:

1) Immediate Conduction of LDCE  UNDER 33% quota as per SDE(T) RR:

we have requested for immediate conduction of LDCE under 33% quota as per SDE(T) RR from the Vacancy Year 2011-12 onwards in the Grade of JTO(T) to SDE(T). We appraised GM(Rectt.) that CPC was conducted and Promotion orders were issued from JTO(T) to SDE (T) for the vacancy year 2011-12 to Dec’ 2018  for SCF 67% quota but no action has been initiated by the Management for conducting LDCE 33% quota as per the existing SDE(T) RR from among the eligible JTOs for the past 6 years even though it is brought the notice of the Management through discussion and Reminders in writing several times.

After detailed discussion GM(Rectt) mentioned that I have personally gone through your letters & appreciated our concern and the Recruitment Branch is ready to conduct the Examination. Further assured that the Notification will be issued after the receipt of the approval from the Cadre Controlling Authority.

2) Immediate Conduction of LICE from Asstt. Manager to Dy. Manager (CSS Cadre) UNDER 33% quota :

We have requested for immediate conduction of LICE under 33% quota as per RR from the Vacancy Year 2015 onwards in the Grade of Asst.Manager(CSS) to Dy.Manager(CSS) of  BSNL Corporate Office.

We appraised GM(Rectt.) that LICE quota i.e. 33% have not been done since the vacancy year 2015 onwards, whereas the vacancies under SCF (Seniority cum fitness) quota i.e. 67% have been filled-up regularly up to the vacancy year 2019 and AIBSNLEA has raised this issue before the Management for a quite long time. Non-conduction of LICE since long, is the great injustice to the eligible AMs of CSS Cadre which created serious resentment among them; as they are deprived from their due Promotions as per the provisions of the Recruitment Rules issued by BSNL Corporate Office.

After detailed discussion GM(Rectt) assured that the Notification will be issued after the receipt of the approval from the Cadre Controlling Authority.

3) Restructuring and Manpower Plan: GM (Rectt.) & the Member of Manpower Planning & Restructuring; High Power Committee, BSNL CO, New Delhi mentioned that the draft  Restructuring and Manpower Plan proposal has been presented before the Management Committee Members of BSNL Board on 1.9.2021(Wednesday) and the Final Proposal with some corrections as suggested by the MC Members will be included in the Agenda and placed before the next Management Committee Meeting of BSNL Board for discussion and approval.

03.09.2021  GS Writes to

(a)The Director (HR) BSNL Board regarding Representation received from Shri Jayanta Tarafder, AO West Bengal Circle , HR No. 199004601 regarding retention in WBTC by Cancelling of BSNL Corporate office, New Delhi order for transfer to CN-Tx –East at Silliguri under ETR/ETP Circle <<<Click here for letter>>>

(b) The PGM (Pers.)BSNL Corporate office regarding Request transfer in the cadre of Accounts officers<<<Click here for  letter>>>

02.09.2021  BSNL CO issued instructions regarding Implementation  of Corporate CSC for Centralised Payments (Payroll)<<<Click here for Order>>>
01.09.2021 Pers. Cell of BSNL CO issued instructions regarding bifurcation of unified WB Telecom Circle into Sikkim & WB Telecom Circles - Creation of Sikkim Telecom Circles...<<<Click here for instructions>>>
01.09.2021 Meeting with Sr.GM (Admin&Training), BSNL CO:

GS, AIBSNLEA , Auditor CHQ and Com. Rajender Singh, BSNL CO Circle President met Sr.GM(Admin & Training) and discussed regarding :

1)Implementation of the proposed Health Insurance Policy to the willing BSNL Employees in addition to BSNL MRS w.e.from  1st Sept., 2021: We enquired about the Implementation of the proposed Health Insurance Policy to the willing BSNL Employees in addition to BSNL MRS w.e.from  1st Sept., 2021.

Sr.GM (Admn&Trg)) appreciated our concern and mentioned that nearly 17,228 employees opted for the “BSNL Employees Health Insurance Policy 2021” The date of commencement of the Policy w.e.from 1st Sept., 2021 is kept in abeyance  due to non appointment of Zonal wise Mediator/Co-ordinator  by the New India Assurance Company for proper implementation  of the Policy and hence the recovery effected in the August,2021 Provisional Pay Bill Process has been reverted. However, Sr.GM(Admin&Trg)) assured that the Admin Team is co-ordinating with the Insurance Company representatives and it will be implemented from 1st October 2021.

2)Consideration of request of NATFAM, Hyderabad Executives to be retained in the AP Territorial Circle: We requested the Sr.GM(Admin&Trg) to consider the request of the Executives of NATFAM, Hyderabad to be retained in the AP Territorial Circle like other Training Centres. Sr.GM (Admin&Trg) advised us to take up the  issue  with GM(Resturcturing).

3) Conduction of EPP Online Mandatory Exam in Circle Head Quarters : We brought to the notice of the Sr.GM(Admin&Trg) that the Executives working at Bihar Circle are directed to attend the  EPP Online Mandatory Exam at RTTC, Kalyani and the Executives working at AP and Telungana Circles are directed to attend Online EPP Exam at Mumbai and also explained that due to Covid-19 Pandemic situation it is very difficult to go to very fare off places in other Circles and  not is not at all advisable. In view of the difficulties faced by the Executives, we requested to allow them to attend the  Online EPP Exam in Circle Head Quarters and handed over the letter already submitted to the BSNL Management. After patient hearing Sr.GM(Admin&Trg) advised to take up the issue with GM(Trg) Ghaziabad.  <<<Click here for letter>>>

4.Abnormal delay in issuance of Carrer Progression /Promotion orders under Non-ExecutivePromotion Policy in respect of Junior Sports Assitants: We protested against the serious delay in issuance of Carrer Progression /Promotion orders under Non-ExecutivePromotion Policy in respect of Junior Sports Assitants who have brought Laurels to BSNL and explained the Sr.GM(Admin&Trg) that the Carrer Progression /Promotion orders under Non-ExecutivePromotion Policy has already been approved by the BSNL Board and no clarification is required to be obtained from other Similar Govt.PSUs. After detailed discussion Sr.GM(Admin&Trg) assured that it will be discussed with the CMD, BSNL and sorted out within two days.

31.08.2021Congratulations to all the Retiring Comrades!

 

AIBSNLEA CHQ extends Best Wishes to all the Comrades, who are going to retire on 31.08.2021 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.

31.08.2021AIBSNLEA consistent & persistent efforts yielded result in getting released Provisional All India Eligibility List-3 of JTOs(T)....

<<<Click here for letter>>>     <<<RY-2010>>>    <<<RY-2011>>>    <<<RY-2012>>>   

AIBSNLEA extend its sincere   thanks to Director(HR), BSNL Board, PGM(Pers), DGM(DPC)  and their team for Circulation of Provisional All India Eligibility List-3 of JTOs(T).

31.08.2021GS discussed with the concerned Officers in the BSNL  CO regarding:

(1)  AO /JAOs (under Rule 9) request Transfers: The request Transfers of AO/JAOs (under Rule 9) applied through online Portal (1st quarter) are under process. After the approval of the Competent Authority orders will be issued shortly.

(2) Regular Promotion in the Cadre of

a) JTO (E) to SDE (E):  APAR Evaluation sheet & VCs have already been received for JTO (E) to SDE (E) Promotions for the vacancy period from 1.4.2018 to 31.12.2018. 56 JTOs are come in the zone of consideration for Promotion. Roaster Point and Vacancy particulars are being checked by the Pers.DPC Branch of the BSNL CO and CPC will be conducted shortly.

b) JTO (TF) to SDE (TF): The queries raised by the Pers.Branch regarding Roaster point in the eligibility list prepared by the TF Wing of BSNL CO has since been corrected and already submitted to the Pers. Branch by the TF Wing of the BSNL CO. It is being scrutinised by the DPC Pers Branch of the BSNL CO. After getting approval from the Competent Authority APAR Evaluation sheet & VCs will be called for.

c) JTO(C) to SDE(C): APARs & VCs have already been received for JTO(C) to SDE(C) Promotions and the scrutiny work is under process. However  DPC Section of Per.Branch returned the file to the CGM(BW) with some queries. After the receipt of the reply, it will be approved by the Competent Authority for conducting CPC

(3)Status of JAO 2016 Batch Seniority/ Gradation list: The preparatory work of Seniority/ Gradation list of JAO 2016 Batch is under process. Some more data regarding Date of Appointment/Joining is awaited from some Circles. All the Circle Secretaries are requested to co-ordinate with the concerned GM (F)/DGM (F) and Finance wing of the Circle and ensure timely dispatch of wanting details so as to release the Seniority/Gradation List of JAO 2016 Batch within 15.9.2021.

(4) All India Eligibility List No 3 of JTO (T): The preparatory work of AIEL No 3 of JTOs(T) recruited against the RY 2009 to 2012 is nearly completed. AIELNo.3  is expected to be issued very shortly.

(5) Conduction of CPC for E4 to E5 Financial Upgradation due on 1.10.2021 (37 Executives) & 1.12.2021 in respect of Telecom Eng,Wing Executives of BSNL CO: We requested the DGM(DPC-Pers) for the early issuance of the Financial upgradation orders. DGM mentioned that the DPC work is under process and after obtaining the VC the orders will be issued.

30.08.2021 Provisional All India Gradation/Seniority  List of JAO-2015 Batch: BSNL Corporate office issued reminder to all the Heads of the Circle/IFAs  to provide details about omissions / objections/ errors in respect All India Gradation list of JAO-2015 batch. AIBSNLEA consisetenly and  continuously pursuing the same with PGM(Pers) and DGM(Pers) for early finalization and issuance of the same. It is reliably learnt that only 11 Circles have forwarded  the required information to the BSNL Corporate office as on date. All the Circle Secretaries are requested to co-ordinate with the concerned GM (F)/DGM (F) and Finance wing of the Circle and ensure timely dispatch of wanting details i.e on or before 09.09.2021 so as to release the Final Seniority/Gradation List of JAO 2015 Batch shortly.  <<<Click here for BSNL Reminder >>>

AIBSNLEA WISHES


A VERY HAPPY & PROSPEROUS

Krishna Janmashtami 2021

to One & All

27.08.2021 BSNL CO issued instructions regarding

(a) BSNL Employees Health Insurance Policy, 2021- Implementation of the Scheme w.e.f. 1st September 2021 <<<Click here for Order >>>

(b) Release of terminal benefits to the family of deceased employees<<<Click here for Order >>>

(c) Online Transfer Portal (OTP)-Auto Forwarding of application  <<<Click here for Order >>>

(d) BSNL Employees Health Insurance policy,2021-Regarding  nomination of Nodal Office BSNL <<<Click here for Order >>>

(e) Completion of pending e-APARs for FY 2020-21<<<Click here for Order >>>

(f) Reiteration of clarification relation to grant of time bound up gradation in E6 IDA pay scale to regular  DE/AGM level executives working as DGM and equivalent level in E5 IDA pay scale purely on adhoc basis. <<<Click here for Order >>>

27.08.2021 Guidelines for domestic travel (flight/train/ship/ bus inter-state travel) In super session of guidelines issued on 24.05.2020 <<<Click here for Order >>>
25.08.2021 BSNL CO issued instructions regarding  Issuance of Form-16 (Part A & B) for the F.Y. 2020-21 (A.Y. 2021-22) <<<Click here for Order >>>
23.08.2021 <<<BSNL Group seeks Centre's approved for  upgrading 3G sites  to 4G >>>
23.08.2021 View Media Reports: <<<Click here for  News>>>

20.08.2021 DoT issued instructions regarding constitution of committees in all telecom circles under the chairmanship of CCA for verification of claims of BSNL for service telecom facilities provided to DoT offices, officers/officials...<<<Click here for letter>>>
16.08.2021  GS writes to The Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding request for Holding of EPP Mandatory Training Exam at Bihar Circle Head Quarters, consequent upon Merger of Training Centre of Bihar Circle into East zone at RTTC, Kalyani.....<<<Click here for letter>>>   <<<Click here for CS Patna, BH Circle letter>>>
16.08.2021  GS writes to Shri. Vivek Banzal, Director (CFA), BSNL Board regarding suggestions for improving the Working of Out-Sourcing System of Clusters – <<<Click here for letter>>>
16.08.2021  Admin Cell of BSNL CO issued letter regarding extending the dates for calling /withdrawing of options w.r.t. BSNL Employees Health Insurance Policy,2021 - Implementation of scheme w.e.f. 01st Sept., 2021.....<<<Click here for letter>>>

16.08.2021  Regional Outreach Bureau is inaugurating their office today in Carrier bldg MHS Compound Pune space of 15000 sqft carpet area. From 1st Aug rent started Rs 10 lakhs per month.
BBNL also occupied space at Baner rent of Rs 30000/- started from 1st Aug,21.

From July 21 Pune SSA leased out revenue increased by 1.55 cr per year including NVS leased out space at Bhavani Peth T E 2.5 lakh per month from 1st July.

Great efforts by SDE Bldg Mrs Mantrawadi. She is our AIBSNLEA active executive member of Pune branch.

"Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;
Where knowledge is free;
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls;
Where words come out from the depth of truth;
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection;
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit;
Where the mind is led forward by thee
Into ever-widening thought and action—
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.
-
Rabindranath Tagore

13.08.2021  Release of Circle Quota by AIBSNEA CHQ regarding:

All the Circle Secretaries/Finance Secretaries are requested to prefer their claims to the  Finance Secretary CHQ at E-mail:  fschqaibsnlea@gmail.com (Comrade R N Chhabra, 7982168986/9416646742/9868231711)  for releasing their Circle Quota  up to June 2021. The month wise membership data along with amount  remitted to CHQ and Transaction ID number duly verified and certified by the AO CSC/DDO may also be furnished along with the claim.

As and when the claims are received from Circles with the above said data, their Quota will be released  by the CHQ.

13.08.2021  GS AIBSNLEA writes to the Director (HR) BSNL Board regarding Proposal for provisioning of Telecom Engg. & Finance Executives in Chennai Telephones as per the revised Manpower Norms  <<<Click here for GS letter >>> <<< letter of CS Chennai TD  >>>
12.08.2021   GS Writes to The Director (HR) BSNL Board request for Postponement of Online EPP Exam Scheduled in June-2021<<<Click here for letter >>>
12.08.2021  GS, AGS (Fin) & Auditor met concerned officers in the BSNL CO on 11.08.2021 and discussed regarding-

(1)SDE / AO /JAOs (under Rule 9) request transfers: The request transfers of SDE/ AO /JAOs (under Rule 9) applied through online Portal (1st quarter) are under process. After the approval of the Competent Authority orders will be issued shortly.

(2) Regular Promotion in the Cadre of

a) JTO(C) to SDE(C): APARs & VCs have already been called for JTO(C) to SDE(C) Promotions and the scrutiny work is under process.

b) JTO (E) to SDE (E):  APAR Evaluation sheet & VCs have already been called for JTO (E) to SDE (E) Promotions for the vacancy period from 1.4.2018 to 31.12.2018 by the Corporate Office Electrical Wing on 9.8.2018. The last date for the submission of APAR Evaluation sheet & VCs are by the Field units is 16.8.2021. 56 JTOs are come in the zone of consideration for Promotion.

c) JTO (TF) to SDE (TF): Pers. Branch raised some queries regarding Roaster point in the eligibility list prepared by the TF Wing of BSNL CO and returned the file to the TF wing. It is reliably learnt that the corrected Eligibility list as per the directions of Pers. Branch will be sent by the TF wing today 12.8.2021 to Pers. Branch. After concurred by the Pers. Branch, the APARs & VCs will be called for.

(3)Status of JAO 2016 Batch Seniority/ Gradation list: The preparatory work of Seniority/ Gradation list of JAO 2016 Batch is under process. Some more data regarding Date of Appointment/Joining is awaited from some Circles. All the Circle Secretaries are requested to co-ordinate with the concerned GM (F)/DGM (F) and Finance wing of the Circle and ensure timely dispatch of wanting details so as to release the Seniority/Gradation List of JAO 2016 Batch in time.

(4) All India Eligibility List No 3 of JTO (T): The preparatory work of AIEL No 3 of JTOs(T) recruited against the RY 2009 to 2012 is in full swing. AIELNo.3 expected to be issued very shortly.

12.08.2021  GS AIBSNLEA writes to the Director (HR) BSNL Board regarding Proposal for provisioning of Telecom Engg. Executives and other officer/officials in Calcutta Telephones as per the revised Manpower Norms  <<<Click here for letter >>>
11.08.2021 BSNL CO issued instructions regarding  Preparatory work for promotion on regular basis to the  grade of SDE (Elec.)  for vacancy period 01.04.2018 -031.12.2018 APAR and VC status <<<Click here for Order >>>
10.08.2021 GS writes to

(i) Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw ji, Hon’ble Minister of Communications & IT, Govt. of India, New Delhi regarding financial Revival of BSNL, Permission for Up-gradation of existing 2G&3G Equipments and immediate release of long pending outstanding dues to the tune of Rs.38,500 Crore from DoT to BSNL – <<<Click here for letter>>>

(ii) Shri. Anshu Prakash Ji, Chairman (DCC) & Secretary (T), DoT, Govt. of India, New Delhi regarding request for immediate release of long pending outstanding dues amounting to Rs.29,540/- crore to BSNL- <<<Click here for letter>>>

10.08.2021 Meeting with Shri P.K.Sinha, Member(Fin), DoT :

Com.S.Sivakumar,GS AIBSNLEA and AGS (Fin) met Shri P.K.Sinha ji, Member(Fin), DoT  and discussed regarding:

1) Immediate release of long pending outstanding dues to BSNL: We requested the Member (F)  for the immediate release of long pending outstanding dues from DoT to BSNL viz. Reimbursement of deficit in Rural wireline operations, Refund of Excess Pension Contribution, Reimbursement of Leave Encashment etc., so as to solve the financial Crisis of BSNL to the great extent, disbursement of  the Salary of BSNL Employees in time, payment of other pending bills by BSNL due to the present pandemic situation  and finally accelerate the Growth of BSNL.

Member (F) opined that the dues within the ambit of DoT can be processed and reimbursed/paid to BSNL. At the same time, refund of Excess Pension Contribution to be received from the Department of Expenditure is doubtful and further mentioned that the proposal for refund of Excess Pension Contribution has been returned by the Department of Expenditure with the dissent Note.

We further appraised the Member (F) that BSNL received last support for its Rural Wire line operations installed before the introduction of USO funded Schemes, for a period up to July 2013. The Rural wire line Network Infrastructure and Exchanges continue to be maintained by BSNL, and the existence of this Infrastructure has enabled Government in realizing the objectives of providing affordable access to Broadband services to Rural India/Gram Panchayats (GPs), through BharatNet Project. 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. The viability Gap Funding for Rural Telephony since 2014-15 to 2019-20 is Rs.13,789 Crores.

Member (F) mentioned that there are around 20,000 Rural Telephone Exchanges and if the BSNL Management identify the Services of the Rural Exchanges to be surrendered including VSAT Towers, then DoT will decide in consultation with Govt. of India, the non remunerative Services to be continued in Rural/LWE Areas/Border Areas/NE-I & II Areas/Hilly/Far flung Areas with the subsidy to be reimbursed from USO Fund with the approval of TRAI.

We requested the Member(F) to consider the same and immediate release of the viability Gap Funding for Rural Telephony, since  BSNL Management has requested the Secretary(Telecom) from September2020 onwards to consider 80% of the fund requested as reimbursement of deficit in rural wireline operations on adhoc basis subject to further reconciliations.

After patient hearing and detailed discussions, Member(F) assured to consider the same with the approval of TRAI.

2) Borrowings and Letter of Comfort: We enquired about the status of Presidential approval for borrowings of Rs.13,787 Cr (Capex 5,000 Cr and Opex Rs 8,787 Cr) for the Financial Year 2021-22 up to a limit of Rs.41,213 Cr  for  the FY 2020-21 after Board approval has been sent to DOT during March 2021 and the Query on this matter was raised by DoT also replied by BSNL on 15.06.2021. Member(F) assured that the Presidential approval will be issued shortly.

We also enquired about the request of the BSNL Management  to provide Sovereign Guarantee for raising Rs. 10,000 Crores in the FY 2021 -22 and tenor co-terminus with existing loans and the renewal of Letter of Comfort to BSNL. Member(F) mentioned that it is under process.

3) Mortgage: BSNL requested for withdrawal of DoT letter No 10-12/2014-U.I dated 24.12.2014, so that BSNL can mortgage specified Land parcel & Building other than those offered to DIPAM as Security for availing Term Loan from Banks(***). Articles of Association of BSNL permits mortgage of Land & Buildings for raising funds.

Member(F) mentioned that BSNL is facing heavy Financial crunch, Debts and Debt Services are increasing in manifold whereas the Revenue is decreasing drastically in comparison to other TSPs. However to come out from the present financial crisis, the BSNL request will be considered favourably.

4) Immediate Steps to Off-set BSNLs Debt through the Monetization of Land Assets:

We enquired about the Monetization of BSNLs Surplus Land Parcels so as to clear the Rs.20,000 Cr Loan of BSNL in pursuance to the Union Cabinet decision dated 23.10.2019 since BSNL is having a Debt of Rs.30,000 Cr. The OPEX, CAPEX, Statutory and other Liabilities are also pending for more than Rs.13,800 Crores and it is likely to increase in the months to come. The Company is in the verge of getting into debt trap, which threatens its very future of BSNL.

Member(F) mentioned that the Monetization is getting badly delayed and opined that for Speedy Monetization of BSNLs Surplus Land Parcels, BSNL Management has to take steps for getting the approval for Monetization of small parcel of lands through Re-Delegation of Financial Powers/Decentralisation of the same to the CGM Level Officers.

10.08.2021  Meeting with  Senior Officers of DoT:

We also met Senior Officers of DoT and discussed regarding:

1) Immediate release of long pending outstanding dues to BSNL : It is reliably learnt that the proposal for immediate release of the viability Gap Funding for Rural Telphony, on adhoc basis from USO Fund as requested by the BSNL Management is under consideration of DoT with the approval of the TRAI. During discussion it is mentioned that the full reimbursement of Rs.13,789 Crores from USO Fund is not at all considered, however an amount to the tune of several thousand crores can be considered.

2) Second VRS in BSNL: We enquired about the Media News regarding any possibility for implementation of Second VRS in BSNL. It is replied that no such proposal is under the consideration of DoT or Govt. of India since Financial condition of the Govt. is not up to the mark due to unforeseen expenditure during Covid-19 Pandemic situation.

3) Launching of 4G Services through upgradation: It is commented by the Senior DoT Officers that it is quite unfortunate that the proposal for upgradation of 18,000 BTSs supplied by M/s Nokia for West and South Zones with an Estimated cost of Rs.550 Cr has not been approved by the BSNL Board Meeting held on 23.07.2021. It is second time that the upgradation proposal was turned down by the the BSNL Board. It is a major setback for BSNL Revival plan and the 4G launching is unduly delayed even though the Union Cabinet given approval for 4G spectrum to BSNL from the Budgetary Support on 23.10.2019.

10.08.2021  GS AIBSNLEA writes to The Director (HR) BSNL Board regarding Proposal for provisioning Accounts Personnel in Calcutta Telephones as per the revised Manpower Norms  <<<Click here for letter>>>
10.08.2021  GS AIBSNLEA writes to The PGM (Pers.),BSNL Corporate office regarding
Implementation of Assured Carrier Progressing Scheme
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10.08.2021 GS AIBSNLEA writes to the Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding the Removal of the names of those LDCE 2007 SDEs, whose names are appearing in the Promotion order dated 08.07.2021 erroneously and One Time Settlement of LDCE 2007 SDE Reversion Case.

The reversion orders dated 06.9.2019 of 39 SDEs who have been promoted through LDCE -2007 has been continuously discussed with the Management, Director (HR), the then PGM(Pers) BSNL CO by the AIBSNLEA CHQ Team from Sep’2019 to May’2020 .  Finally,as requested by AIBSNLEA, a Committee has been formed with the then CGM(Legal) as Committee Chairman, PGM(Pers), Sr.GM(Estt) and Sr.GM(SR) as members  to look in to the issues regarding Reversion of 2007- LDCE SDEs (2001 DR Batch) during the month of May’2020.

AIBSNLEA submitted its views before the Committee Chairman and Members on 19.5.2020 as per the Directions of the Director (HR) and we had a detailed  discussion with the Committee Members. We appraised the Committee   that the reversion of the 2001 JTOs could have avoided as all of them are eligible as per the Schedule 12, Note 5 of the SDE RR 2002 read with the clarifications issued by BSNLCO dated 16.04.2007 and 10.07.2007 and the Management  allowed them to appear for LDCE 2007 –SDE(T) after scrutiny of their eligibility and also promoted them in SDE Grade. Considering the merit of the case, we requested the Committee that their Service in SDE Grade since 2008 will remain intact and they may not be reverted and the issue will be settled as one time measure and render justice to these executives.  <<<AIBSNLEA VIEWS submitted to the Committee on 19.5.2020>>>

Finally, Due to consistent  & continuous efforts and persuasion of AIBSNLEA,  the reversion orders dated 06.9.2019 of 39 SDEs who have been promoted through LDCE -2007 has kept in abeyance after the Committee Recommendation and as per the approval of Competent Authority on 12.10.2020 and it was ordered that they will continue to act as SDEs till the disposal of Review Petitions (WMP.Nos. 30392, 30942, 30943 &30936 of 2019) pending before Hon’ble Madras High Court.

But, we are surprised to notice that  Ten Executives who have  already been working as SDEs from 12.11.2008 onwards  as per the LDCE Promotion order dated 03.11.2008 were erroneously included in the recent JTO(T) to SDE(T) Promotion order issued on 8.7.2021 by the BSNL CO. The affected Executives have submitted  representations to the Pers.Branch, BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi requesting removal of their names from the Promotion List since they have already been working as SDE from 12.11.2008 onwards. But till date their names  have not been removed from the Promotion List.

Hence GS AIBSNLEA requested the Director (HR) through Letter to kindly intervenue in the matter and cause to issue necessary instructions to the Officer concerned to remove/cancel the above said 10 names of the SDEs appeared in the Promotion order dated 8.7.2021 and settle the LDCE 2007 SDE Reversion case as one time measure so as to mitigate their  sufferings and render justice. <<<Click here for letter>>>

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09.08.2021 BSNL News in Media

(i) BSNL says deviations proposed by TCS for 4G network to jeopardize business, customer experience: Report....<<<Click here detail News>>>

(ii) PMO asks Dept of Telecommunications to make a plan for telecom revival....<<<Click here detail News>>>

09.08.2021 Merger of  IDA with Basic Pay (Full 119.5% DA Neutralization) as on 01.01.2017 in respect of BSNL Employees

Com.S.Sivakumar,GS, AIBSNLEA writes to Shri Dr.Mahendra Nath Pandey, ji, Hon’ble Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises,  Govt. of India,

New Delhi Requesting  for consideration merger of IDA with Basic Pay (Full 119.5% DA Neutralization) as on 01.01.2017 in respect of BSNL Employees since 3rd PRC due w.e.f. 01.01.2017, has not been implemented for BSNL Employees.

After the release of 3rd PRC recommendations, Pay revision and Pension revision took place in all other PSUs in accordance with the guidelines of DPE. The affordability clause and the guidelines on Profit-oriented Pay rise have disallowed any Pay as well as Pension revision in BSNL. Though Pension is the commitment of DOT, they categorically clarified that the Pension revision will only follow Pay revision and the revision of IDA Pension will not be done automatically. The DPE guidelines on 3rd Pay Revision disallows Pay revision in BSNL on the plea of not earning Profit for the last three consecutive years. We put the demand that BSNL as a PSU under the control of Central Government and being the Strategic Sector purely a Service- oriented Organization should not be brought under the DPE Guidelines in respect of Profitability clause which permits Pay Revision. We are waiting for a long time for the revision of Pay since it is due from 01.01.2017. 

Hence in view of the above facts, We hereby submit the justification and suggestions for the favorable consideration of Hon’ble Minister towards the  merger of IDA with Basic Pay (Full 119.5% DA Neutralization) as on 01.01.2017 in respect of BSNL Employees since 3rd PRC due w.e.f. 01.01.2017, has not been implemented for BSNL Employees.

Hence in view of the above facts, We hereby submit the justification and suggestions for the favorable consideration of Hon’ble Minister towards the  merger of IDA with Basic Pay (Full 119.5% DA Neutralization) as on 01.01.2017 in respect of BSNL Employees since 3rd PRC due w.e.f. 01.01.2017, has not been implemented for BSNL Employees.

1.  1.We have not asked any Pay hike from 01-01-2017, we simply demand that the IDA of 119.5% (Full Neutralization) as on 01.01.2017 may be merged with the existing Basic Pay on 01-01- 2017, till the Pay Revision takes place, since it has already crossed 50%.

2.  In March, 2004 the Cabinet took the decision to merge 50% DA of Central Government Employees under the guidance of the then Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri A.B. Vajpayee ji

3.  The Merger of DA/ IDA with the existing Basic Pay is a routine practice whenever it crossed 50%.

4.  The merger of 78.2% IDA (Full Neutralization) was also ordered to take effect from 01-01-2007 for all the PSUs and it was implemented for the BSNL Employees and Pensioners also.

5.  The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narender Modi Ji has also approved the Merger of 125% CDA with the existing Basic Pay from 01-01-2016 i.e. before 7th Central Pay Revision.

6.  Since, BSNL Employees are not eligible for Pay Revision due w.e.f. 01.01.2017, as per the DoT version, we demand just to merge the IDA of 119.5% as on 01.01.2017 (full Neutralization) with the existing Basic Pay and extend the benefits as done in the past.

7.  If there is a Profit and weightage to the extent of 5%, 10% or 15% as the case may be, the BSNL has to allocate huge fund towards Pay Revision. But while there is no profit, we demand only merger of the IDA with the existing Basic Pay as done in the past which includes a very meager amount only to be borne by the BSNL.

8.  As long as there may not be a Pay Revision for BSNL Employees, in future, the BSNL Pensioners can get revise their Pension by simply merging IDA on due date independent of any Pay Hike. As and when the revision in Pay for BSNL employees, it will also be reflected in the Pension Revision.

9.  Through the merger of IDA with the existing Basic Pay, the BSNL Pensioners will also get some relief without further delay as they are waiting for their Pension Revision for more than Four and half years..

Hon’ble Sir, We would also like to bring to your kind notice that our suggestions regarding the issue of Merger of IDA of 119.5% (Full Neutralization) as on 01-01-2017 with the existing basic pay and extension of the benefit is as done in the past but without any increase/weightage to our present Pay Scales

In view of the foregoing, our changed but justified demand which is not a violation of any rules or guidelines but according to permissible rules may kindly be considered sympathetically and we would earnestly urge upon your kind Honor to kindly intervene in this matter and issue necessary directions to do the needful for the early settlement please……………..<<<Click here for letter >>>

07.08.2021 BSNL CO issued tenure transfer  orders in respect  of Accounts officers of   Finance Stream <<<Click here for Order >>>
06.08.2021 GS AIBSNLEA writes  to  The Director (HR) BSNL Board regarding  Consideration  of Promotion in the Cadre of  AGM (Regular)-  Case of  Shri V. Mahesh, SDE HR No. 199700896 Karnataka Circle .<<<Click here for letter>>>

06.08.2021  AO  to CAO "Status  quo" Case:-

AO to CAO "Status quo" Case- OA /1435/2018  has listed for hearing on  06.08.2021 is not heard  to day in Hon'ble Chandigarh CAT and  listed for next Hearing on 21.09.2021

06.08.2021  BSNL issued order regarding BSNL Employees Heath Insurance Policy 20.21- Implementation of the Scheme w.e.f. 01st September  2021.<<<Click here for order>>> <<<<Annexure "X">>>>> <<<<<" Annexure "A" & Annexure "B">>>>

 

The Online Pop-up Window will  open on  07.8.2021 for submitting option from 07.08.2021 to 16.8.2021. For withdrawal of option is from 17.8.2021 to 19.8.2021. All the Comrades, who wish to join the BSNL Employees Health Insurance Scheme may submit their options.

05.08.2021 BSNL issued order regarding Payment of IDA at revised rates w.e.f. 01.07.2021 for Board level and below Board level posts including Non-unionized supervisors in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) - Revision of scales of pay w.e.f. 01.01.2007 <<<Click here for order>>>
04.08.2021 Hearty Congratulations to Comrade  Santosh Kokate, DGM(TR/FA/Banking), O/o CGMT, MH Circle & Circle  FS ,AIBSNLEA MH Circle  and Com.  Rushikesh, our Ex-DS Mumbai. Both the comrades have been appreciated by CGMT MH Circle for outstanding cash collection achievement for Jan to March-21 (4th Qtr).

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04.08.2021 GS AIBSNLEA Com. S.Sivakumar discussed with DGM(Pers-Legal &SEA)  BSNL CO  regarding:

(1) Promotion from AO to CAO ‘Status Quo Case’- AO to CAO promotion Status Quo Case in respect of O.A.No.60/1435/2018 ANUPAM YADAV & OTHERS Vs BSNL is pending in Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh, which was listed on 08.07.2021. The Case was Adjourned with Directions and listed for next date on 06.08.2021. We already requested Director(F) PGM (Pers) and GM(FC&EF) to take up the case with BSNL Senior Counsel and CGM Punjab for early disposal of the OA in the Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh as per the directions of Hon’ble HC of Punjab and Haryana so that all Vacant Posts of CAOs in BSNL can be filled up on priority basis through promotion and the young AOs of BSNL may get CAO promotion since there is an acute shortage in the Cadre of CAO in BSNL. Only 38 CAOs are presently working in BSNL and BSNL is not moving further for promotions from among the available AOs due to the “Status Quo” ordered by the Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh. DGM (Pers) mentioned  that  Pers.Branch has already issued the instructions to the CGMT Punjab Circle and coordinated with ASG to follow up the Court Case on 06.08.2021.

(2) Request transfers in the Cadre of SDE(T)/Accounts Officers/ JAOs (under Rule 9): DGM (Pers) mentioned that all the online transfer applied cases (1st quarter) are under process and after the approval from the Competent Authority, the transfer orders will be issued shortly.

(3) Immediate issuance of JAOs 2016 batch Seniority list: GS requested DGM (Pers) for the early issuance of Jr. Accounts Officers Seniority/ Gradation list for 2016 batch. DGM (Pers) mentioned that the preparation of Gradation/ Seniority list is at final stage and it will be issued shortly.

02.08.2021 DPE issued instructions regarding Payment of IDA at revised rates for Board level and below Board level posts including Non-unionised supervisors in CPSEs- Revision of scales of pay w.e.f. 01.01.2007  <<<Click here for order>>>>
02.08.2021GS AIBSNLEA writes  to  The Director (HR) BSNL Board regarding request for relieve the Officer directly from ERP by BSNL CO – Case of Shri. S. S. Bhore, AGM from BBNW(NCNGN), M.P.Circle <<<Click here for letter>>>>
(2)The PGM (Pers.) BSNL  CO  regarding

(a) Request transfer in the cadre of SDE

(b) Request transfer in the cadre of CAO

(c) Request transfer in the cadre of AGM(L/A)

(d) Request transfer in the cadre of AO

(e) Representation from Shri B.Ravi Kumar, HR No. 200400990, AO Andhra Pradesh Circle regarding consideration of his case for promotion from Sr. AOs/AOs to the grade of STS CAO promotion

(f) Representation from Shri N. Bhakta Pothana Rao, JAO, HR No 199203689 Andhra Pradesh Circle regarding Implementation of ACP in respect of Telecom Account Clerical Cadre- Grant of Financial up-gradation <<<Click here for letter>>>>

02.08.2021GS AIBSNLEA writes to  Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw ji, Hon’ble Minister of Communications &IT request for considering merger of IDA with Basic Pay (Full 119.5% DA Neutralization) as on 01.01.2017 in respect of BSNL Employees since 3rd PRC due w.e.f. 01.01.2017, has not been implemented for BSNL Employees. <<<Click here for letter>>>>
31.07.2021GS, AIBSNLEA Com. S.Sivakumar participated  and addressed the Special General Body Meeting of Chennai Telephone District held at  Flower Bazaar, Chennai  on 19.7.2021

Special General Body Meeting of  Chennai Telephone District held at  Flower Bazaar, Chennai  on 19.7.2021 under the Chairmanship of  Comrade. Senthil Kumar, Circle President.  In his Opening remarks, Circle President requested the GS to take up the issue of Man
Power Norms in respect of Chennai TD since the Restructuring Cell of BSNL CO drastically reduced the Posts in the name of New Norms.

Com.Ramalingam, Circle Secretary narrated the issues taken by the Circle Association with the Circle Management. He thanked the CHQ for the efforts taken for the issuance of JTO(T) to SDE(T) Promotion orders, SDE Seniority List-9 orders as per the Date of Joining and requested the CHQ for the  immediate enhancement of Man Power Norms for Chennai TD. issuance of Promotion orders in all the  Streams.

Com.Shivakumar, CHQ Advisor in  his address, appreciated the succesful functioning and continuous presence of Com.GS,AIBSNLEA at Delhi in the Covid-19 pandemic time without any fear and writing so many important letters to the Management and DoT and continuous discussions with the Management for the welfare of All the Executives . Com.Badri, Ex.CS and Com.Srinivasan Ex.Circle President also participated in the Meeting.

Com. S.Sivakumar, GS AIBSNLEA at the outset extend his sincere thanks and gratitude to the Circle Team for arranging the meeting during the Covid-19 Pandemic situation and giving the opportunity to address the Meeting. 

In his Two hour address, he has elaborated about the Restructuring/ Man Power Plan, Financial Status/Revival of BSNL, timely payment of Salary, Status of Promotions, AUAB meeting and other burning issues as detailed below:

He mentioned that due to continuous and consistent efforts of AIBSNLEA 3697 JTO(T)s were promoted as SDE (T) under 67% SCF quota. AIBSNLEA also demanding the Management for the immediate conduct ion of LDCE under 33% quota for the VY 2011-12 onwards and LICE for CSS Cadre in BSNL CO from the VY 2015 onwards (Asst.Manager to Dy Manager).

He  explained that how AIBSNLEA continuously fighting and demanding  to finalize the SDE (T) Seniority list No 9 in pursuance to the judgment of Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh, HC of Punjab & Haryana and the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India i.e. on the basis of “Date of Joining” as applied in the case of list No 6, 7 & 8 for the past 18 months.  Finally AIBSNLEA achieved in getting Speaking Order in favour of Date of Joining.

He further  mentioned that GS AIBSNLEA & CHQ Team made presentation before the CMD BSNL, Director (HR) and all the Members of High Power Committee regarding Manpower Plan & Restructuring during Feb. and March 2021. BSNL Management appreciated our concern and assured to look into our suggestions/ inputs. He mentioned that earlier CAO and DGM (Engg) Posts were provisioned very less vide the Restructuring letter dated 27.08.2020. As per the AIBSNLEA views and suggestions vide our letter dated 18.02.2021 & 19.02.2021 followed by detailed discussions with all the Committee Members the CAOs and DGM (Engg) posts are increased in the Op Area offices. However as per the Restg Cell letter dated 28.06.2021, the CAO posts are increased but AO & JAO posts are withdrawn.

He explained about the presentation and Comments/Views/ Suggestions given by GS, AIBSNLEA regarding Man Power Norms before the CMD BSNL, the Board of Directors and Senior Officers in the AUAB Agenda Meeting held on 02.07.2021. On the basis of the discussion we submitted our views, suggestions and justifications regarding Restructuring and Manpower Norms  to the Management vide AIBSNLEA letter dated 06.07.2021  and AIBSNLEA is holding discussions continuously with the  High Power Committee Members. Restg Cell has drastically reduced the Posts of JTOs, JAOs and AOs as against the working strength and it is an Arbitrary and unjustified decision. Lateral entry in Group B (JTO) posts are drastically reduced which is not helpful for operational activity. JTO is the Feeder cadre of the Telecom Wing and Main Promotion cadre from JEs. The present working strength of JTO(T) is 14,536 but it has been reduced to 11,283. This will impact on the field activities and later on BSNL Services.

JAO is the Feeder cadre of the Finance Wing and Main Promotion cadre of Clerical/Sr. Accountant Cadres etc. The present working strength of JAO is 2,351 but it has been reduced to 1,890. Likewise the present working strength of AOs is 1,961 but it has also been reduced to 1,547.

Now, for the span off control, considering SDE/JTOs and AO/JAOs as equivalent cadres, which is not justified and this will be reverse of Pyramid Structure and such Organization will fail in long run as no Promotional Avenues will be available. He further mentioned that the reduction of Telecom Eng/Finance and other Wing Posts  in the proposed New Man Power Norms in Chennai TD, Kolkatta TD, All Maintenance and Project Regions (Core Network-TX), Mobile Billing Zones, Operating  Area Offices, BA Offices, Circle Offices and Corporate Office has strongly protested by the  AIBSNLEA iand AIBSNLEA insisted the pyramid structure to be maintained in the ratio of 1:4:4 (DE/CAO: SDE/AO: JTO/JAO & equivalents).

He mentioned that due to dip in revenue collections during April & May 2021 and in view of the payment of Statutory dues, EB Bills, quarterly repayment of loan amount of about Rs.970 Crore, the payment of Salary for the month of May is badly delayed. Even though we are requesting the Management to disburse the salary every month on the due date, but the BSNL Management is disbursing the Salary after 20th of the following month for the past 18 months. He told that the issue of timely payment of Salary has been  taken up by AUAB with the Management.

 Launching of 4G is badly delayed due to non-consideration of BSNL Global Tender towards the purchase of 57000 4G equipments by the Empowered Technology Group (ETG) in the name of ‘Atamnirbhar Bharat’. The demand of AUAB to upgrade the 49,300 existing 2G & 3G BTSs by spending around Rs.1500 crore has been approved by the Management Committee of  the BSNL Board and the Indigenous 4G Tender (EoI) on PoC basis as recommended by the ETG has also been opened on 20.6.2021 and instructions issued to the Field Units in this regard on 30.6.2021. So the vison of BSNL for earning more revenue through launching of 4G Services is further delayed.

 In the name of Restructuring/ Manpower Plan and pending SLP at Hon’ble Superem Court tagged with Jarnail Singh Case, all the Promotions are strucked up. AIBSNLEA strongly opposed the undue delay in Restructuring Process and Promotions and continuous looking-after arrangement instead of  Regular Promotions to maintain the Services.

AIBSNLEA insisted the BSNL Management for the immediate Compassionate Ground Appointment to the dependent of the employees succumbed to Covid-19. As per the request of AIBSNLEA, the Committee has been formed in Corporate Office for look into the matter of Health Insurance Policy for the willing officials for the recovery of the Premium through Salary. He further explained that the expected New Scheme is in addition to the existing BSNL MRS . AIBSNLEA has taken up the issues of E1+5 increments, E1A to E2, increase of SAB benefit to 30%, timely remittance of SAB recoveries and immediate formation of PRMB Trust

Due to consistent efforts of AIBSNLEA JAO-2015 Batch Gradation/ Seniority list issued by the BSNL CO. He informed that the preparation of JAO-2016 Batch Gradation/ Seniority is at final stage AIBSNLEA also insisted the Management for the early preparation and issuance of AO Seniority list. AIBSNLEA insisted the Management for early issuance of AIEL -3 of JTO(T)s

He assured that AIBSNLEA CHQ is continuously put it best efforts for the release the Promotion orders in all the Streams.

He briefed about the pending Opex, Capex Liabilities, Bank Loan and latest financial condition of BSNL. He also explained about the various letters written by the CHQ to the Secretary (T) DoT for the immediate release of Rs.30,000 Crore towards the Claims Receivable from DoT to BSNL, which includes Rural subsidy, excess payment of Pension Contribution & reimbursement of Leave Encashment, etc., AIBSNLEA CHQ Leaders also met the Member (Finance) and other Senior Officers in DoT and explained about the justified Claims of BSNL and requested for early release of the same so as to meet out the Bank Loans, Capex & Opex etc., But till date  BSNL has not received any support from DoT.

 GS explained about the decisions taken in the AUAB meeting held on 21.6.2021, 1.7.2021 and details of discussions meeting held with CMD, Board of Directors and Senior Officers with the AUAB Leaders on 30.6.2021 and 2.7.2021. He requested 100 % participation of all the members  in the Agitational Programme organised by AUAB for the revival of BSNL.

He further mentioned that AIBSNLEA is always vociferously raising the issues and genuine grievances  of the Executives before the Management  and continuosly addressing the issues and assured that AIBSNLEA  always working for the settlement of all the genuine demands of the Executives and continue its Separate Identity.  

After the address of GS, a detailed inter-active session was conducted. GS clarified all the queries raised by the Members.

The meeting came to an end with the Vote of thanks by Com. Suresh Babu <<<Click here for Glimpses>>>

30.07.2021 Congratulations to all the Retiring Comrades!

AIBSNLEA CHQ extends Best Wishes to all the Comrades, who are going to retire on 31.07.2021 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.

29.07.2021 Meeting with Shri. A.M.Gupta, Sr.GM (Admin), BSNL CO:

Today GS, AIBSNLEA & AGS (Fin) met Sr.GM(Admin) and discussed regarding  proposed Health Insurance Policy to the willing BSNL Employees in addition to BSNL MRS.

 

Sr.GM (Admn) mentioned that the “BSNL Employees Health Insurance Policy 2021” has been finalized and approved by the Competent Authority and orders are likely to be issued today. The MOU has to be signed with New India Assurance Company. After signing the MoU,  the option will be called for from the willing employees. The date of commencement of the Policy will be 1st Sept., 2021.

 

On behalf of AIBSNLEA, we extend our sincere thanks and gratitude to the Director (HR), Sr.GM (Admn), Sr.GM(Estt), Sr.GM(Fin-CFA) and Sr.GM(SR) for finalizing, recommending and approving of the Health Insurance Policy for BSNL Employees with in a short span of One Month. The Salient features of the Policy are as under:

 

1. Option 1- without parent:               for Rs. 5 Lakh cover Premium is Rs.6100

                                                             for Rs. 10 Lakh cover, Premium Rs.8300

*Without Parent includes Self+Spouse+Three Children up to Age of 25 Years

2. Option 2- With One Parent             for Rs. 5 Lakh cover Premium Rs.9000

                                                             for Rs. 10 Lakh cover Premium Rs.11900

3. Option 3- With two Parents            for Rs. 5 Lakh cover Premium Rs.9600

                                                             for Rs 10 Lakh cover Premium Rs.13300

                                                                                        (GST @18% extra)

 

For  Terms and Conditions and Salient features of the “BSNL Employees Health Insurance Policy- 2021” <<<Click Here for letter >>> <<<Click  here for Director(HR)>>>

29.07.2021  Meeting with Shri Rajiv Kumar, GM(FC&EF), the Manpower Planning & Restructuring; High Power Committee Member, BSNL CO New Delhi on 27.07.2021 and discussed regarding:

(1) Man Power Planning & Restructuring:  In continuation to our earlier meeting on 06.07.2021 & 14.07.2021 GS - AIBSNLEA, AGS(Finance), Auditor CHQ and Circle President Corporate Office met GM(FC&EF) and the Member of Restrg. High Power Committee on 27.07.2021 and discussed regarding Restructuring and Manpower Norms and enquired about the increasing of Accounts Personnel Posts as per the new norms and with reference to the AIBSNLEA views, suggestions and justifications submitted in writing on 06.07.2021

He mentioned that the issue was discussed and reviewed in the Committee Meeting held on 15.07.2021 and accordingly the Accounts Personnel Posts  will be increased in Chennai TD, Kolkatta TD, All Maintenance and Project Regions (Core Network-TX), Mobile Billing Zones, Operating  Area Offices, BA Offices, Circle Offices and Corporate Office as per the input given by the AIBSNLEA in writing.  

We once again strongly protested against treating of SDE & JTOs/ AOs & JAOs as equivalent Cadres and insisted the pyramid structure to be maintained in the ratio of 1:4:4 (DE/CAO: SDE/AO: JTO/JAO & equivalents). He appreciated our concern and mentioned that the issue was discussed in the meeting and assured that sufficient number of SDE/JTOs, AO/JAOs and  equivalent Cadres will be increased so as to maintain the Pyramid Structure of the Organization.

(2) Promotion from AO to CAO ‘Status Quo Case’ In continuation of our meeting with Director(Finance) on 23.07.2021 and as per our Letter  dated 07.07.2021 & 27.07.2021 we enquired about the steps taken by the Management in this regard. GM(FC&EF) mentioned that as per the Directions of Director(Finance), GM(FC&EF) is coordinating with the PGM(Finance), Punjab Circle and Pers Branch Corporate Office. Pers branch also coordinating with the ASG & CGMT Punjab Circle and to follow up the case for hearing on 06.08.2021 so as to vacate the “Status Quo” status.<<<Click here for letter>>

28.07.2021Circle  Executive Committee  Meeting  of  AIBSNLEA  Himachal Pradesh Circle  

Circle Executive Committee Meeting of AIBSNLEA Himachal Circle was held through Online Zoom Meeting under the Chairmanship of Com. B.N. Rohal, Circle Advisor on 14.07.2021.  GS, AIBSNLEA Com. S.Sivakumar participated  and addressed the Circle Executive Online Committee Meeting

Com. Prem Lal, Circle Secretary welcomed the participants and narrated the issues taken by Circle Association with the Circle Management and briefed about the steps taken by the Circle Team to enhance the Membership. All the Circle Office Bearers, CEC Members, District Secretaries and District Presidents participated in the deliberations and discussion regarding Organizational review. 

Com. Devesh Sharma, OS(N), CHQ in his address appreciated  the efforts taken by the GS, AIBSNLEA  and CHQ Team at Delhi for the settlement of burning issues of the Executives and especially the recent Promotions orders issued for JTO(T) to SDE(T) of 3697 Executives and explained about the ongoing burning issues like CPC for other cadres, Restructuring in all the cadres,  regularization of Salary,  non remitting of SAB in time, non formation of PRMBT  and non finalization of  4G Tender  etc.

Com. S.Sivakumar, GS, AIBSNLEA in his more than one hour address thanked to Circle Secretary AIBSNLEA Himachal Circle & his Team for organizing CEC Meeting through Online mode due to CoViD-19 pandemic. GS requested all  the CEC members to work hard in order to strengthen AIBSNLEA in Himachal Circle by educating them about the works done by AIBSNLEA in the past and present scenario.  He highlighted all the current burning issues of BSNL viz Salary, Promotion, Restructuring plan, reducing of posts in all cadres in the restructuring plan, BSNL earnings and statutory payments, Bank Loan Capex and OPEX , court cases .

He  mentioned that due to continuous and consistent efforts of AIBSNLEA 3697 JTO(T)s were promoted as SDE (T) under 67% SCF quota on  8.7.2021 early morning. AIBSNLEA also demanding the Management for the immediate conduct ion of LDCE under 33% quota for the VY 2011-12 onwards and LICE for CSS Cadre in BSNL CO from the VY 2015 onwards (Asst.Manager to Dy.Manager).

He also explained about the various letters written by the CHQ to the Secretary (T) DoT for the immediate release of Rs.30,000 crore towards the Claims Receivable from DoT to BSNL, which includes Rural subsidy, excess payment of Pension Contribution & reimbursement of Leave Encashment, etc., towards. AIBSNLEA CHQ Leaders also met the Member (Finance) and other Senior Officers in DoT and explained about the justified Claims of BSNL and requested for early release of the same so as to meet out the Bank Loans, Capex & Opex etc., He mentioned that due to dip in revenue collections during April & May 2021 and in view of the payment of Statutory dues, EB Bills, quarterly repayment of loan amount of about Rs.970 Crore, the payment of Salary for the month of May is badly delayed. Even though we are requesting the Management to disburse the salary every month on the due date, but the BSNL Management is disbursing the Salary after 20th of the following month for the past 18 months. He told that the issue of timely payment of Salary has been  taken up by AUAB with the Management.

He further mentioned that Launching of 4G is badly delayed due to non-consideration of BSNL Global Tender towards the purchase of 57000 4G equipments by the Empowered Technology Group (ETG) in the name of ‘Atamnirbhar Bharat’. The demand of AUAB to upgrade the 49,300 existing 2G & 3G BTSs by spending around Rs.1500 crore has been partially approved by the Management Committee of  the BSNL Board i.e Up-gradtion 18, 000 BTS of ZTE. But it is reliably learnt that DoT making Hurdles for the approval of the same. The Indigenous 4G Tender (EoI) on PoC basis as recommended by the ETG has also been opened on 20.6.2021 and instructions issued to the Field Units in this regard on 30.6.2021. So the vison of BSNL for earning more revenue through launching of 4G Services is further delayed.

In the name of Restructuring/ Manpower Plan and pending SLP at Hon’ble Supreme Court tagged with Jarnail Singh Case, all the Promotions are held up. AIBSNLEA strongly opposed the undue delay in Restructuring Process and Promotions and continuous looking-after arrangement instead of  Regular Promotions to maintain the Services.

GS, AIBSNLEA & CHQ Team made presentation before the CMD BSNL, Director (HR) and all the Members of High Power Committee regarding Manpower plan & Restructuring during Feb. and March 2021. BSNL Management appreciated our concern and assured to look into our suggestions/ inputs.

AIBSNLEA has taken up the issues of E1+5 increments, E1A to E2, increase of SAB benefit to 30%, timely remittance of SAB recoveries and immediate formation of PRMB Trust and immediate preparation and issuance of JAO/AO Seniority list. AIBSNLEA insisted the BSNL Management for the immediate Compassionate Ground Appointment to the dependent of the employees succumbed to Covid-19.

He further mentioned that AIBSNLEA is always vociferously raising the issues and genuine grievances  of the Executives before the Management  and continuously addressing the issues and assured that AIBSNLEA  always working for the settlement of all the genuine demands of the Executives and continue its Separate Identity.

CEC meeting concluded  with the vote of thanks by  Com. Rohal, Circle Advisor.

27.07.2021HUNGER FAST on 28.07.2021, tomorrow at BSNL Corporate Office, Circles and SSA/BA HQs on the charter of demands of AUAB:

All the Circle Secretaries/ District Secretaries are requested to coordinate with the constituents of AUAB and make the Hunger Fast Programme a grand success by maintaining social distance, following the Covid-19 appropriate behavior and protocol. 

27.07.2021 GS AIBSNLEA writes to  Shri. P. K. Purwar ji, CMD BSNL regarding request for Promotions from AGM (Regular) to DGM (Adhoc) in Telecom Engineering <<<Click here for letter>>>>

27.07.2021: GS, AIBSNLEA Com. S.Sivakumar, AGS (F) & Auditor CHQ met PGM (Pers) and discussed regarding-

(1) Promotion in the Cadre of JTO(C) to SDE(C): We requested PGM (Pers) for the early conduct of CPC and issuance of Promotion orders from JTO(C) to SDE(C) since they are waiting for their 1st promotion for the past 23 years. PGM (Pers) mentioned that APARs and VCs have been already received and CPC will be conducted very shortly.

(2) Promotion in the Cadre of JTO(E) to SDE(E): We requested PGM (Pers) for the early conduct of CPC and issuance of Promotion orders from JTO(E) to SDE(E) since they are waiting for their 1st promotion for the past 24 years. PGM (Pers) mentioned that the proposal for conduction of DPC with Roaster has been received by Pers. branch from CGM(EW) and is under process. CPC will be initiated very shortly.

 

(3) Promotion in the Cadre of JTO(TF) to SDE(TF): We requested PGM (Pers) for the early conduction of CPC and issuance of Promotion orders from JTO(TF) to SDE(TF) since they are waiting for their 1st promotion for the past 24 years. PGM (Pers) mentioned that the proposal for conduction of DPC with Roaster has been received by Pers. branch from Sr.GM (TF) and is under process. CPC will be initiated very shortly.

 

(4) Issuance of Final SDE(T) Seniority list No 9: We extend our sincere thanks to PGM (Pers) for issuance of Speaking Orders for SDE(T) Seniority list No 9 on the basis of ‘Date of Joining’ persuant to the orders contained in Hon’ble Supreme Court Judgement. We further requested PGM (Pers) for the immediate issuance of Final Seniority list No 9 as per Law. PGM (Pers) mentioned that it is under process and will be issued very shortly.

 

(5) Issuance of AOs Seniority list- We have requested PGM (Pers) for the early issuance of Accounts Officers Seniority list since Seniority list/ AIEL have already been issued in respect of all other Cadres. PGM (Pers) assured to look into the matter.

 

(6) Immediate issuance of JAOs 2016 batch Seniority list- We have requested PGM (Pers) for the early issuance of Jr. Accounts Officers Seniority/ Gradation list for 2016 batch. PGM (Pers) mentioned that the preparation of Gradation/ Seniority list is at final stage and it will be issued shortly.

 

(7) Promotion from AO to CAO ‘Status Quo Case’- AO to CAO promotion Status Quo Case in respect of O.A.No.60/1435/2018 ANUPAM YADAV & OTHERS Vs BSNL is pending in Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh, which was listed on 08.07.2021. The Case was Adjourned with Directions and listed for next date on 06.08.2021. We requested PGM (Pers) to take up the case with BSNL Senior Counsel and CGM Punjab for early disposal of the OA in the Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh as per the directions of Hon’ble HC of Punjab and Haryana so that all Vacant Posts of CAOs in BSNL can be filled up on priority basis through promotion and the young AOs of BSNL may get CAO promotion since there is an acute shortage in the Cadre of CAO in BSNL. Only 38 CAOs are presently working in BSNL and BSNL is not moving further for promotions from among the available AOs due to the “Status Quo” ordered by the Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh. PGM (Pers) replied that we have issued the instructions to the CGMT Punjab Circle and coordinated with ASG to follow up the Court Case.

 

(8) Early issaunce of All India Eligibility List No 3 of JTO(T)- We requested PGM (Pers) for early publication of AIEL No 3 of JTO(T) recruited against the RY 2009 to 2012 which were called long back but still pending. PGM (Pers) mentioned that the preparation of  AIEL No 3 of JTOs(T) is under process.

 

(9) Immediate Conduction of LDCE/LICE under 33% quota for JTO(T) to SDE(T) as per SDE(T) RRs and AM to DM in CSS Cadre: we have requested for immediate conduction of LDCE under 33% quota as per SDE(T) RR from the Vacancy Year 2011-12 onwards in the Grade of JTO(T) to SDE(T) since the CPC has been conducted and Promotion orders were issued from JTO(T) to SDE (T) for the vacancy year 2011-12 to Dec’ 2018  for SCF 67% quota but no action has been initiated by the Management for conducting LDCE 33% quota as per the existing SDE(T) RR from among the eligible JTOs for the past 6 years even though it is brought the notice of the Management through discussion and Reminders in writing several times by AIBSNLEA.

Similarily, We have requested for immediate conduction of LICE under 33% quota as per RR from the Vacancy Year 2015 onwards in the Grade of Asst. Manager(CSS) to Dy. Manager(CSS) of  BSNL Corporate Office since the LICE quota i.e. 33% have not been filledup from the vacancy year 2015 onwards, whereas the vacancies under SCF (Seniority cum fitness) quota i.e. 67% have been filled-up regularly up to the vacancy year 2019. AIBSNLEA has raised this issue before the Management for a quite long time. Non-conduction of LICE since long, is the great injustice to the eligible AMs of CSS Cadre which created serious resentment among them.

After discussion & patient hearing, PGM(Pers) appreciated our concern and mentioned that necessary action is being initiated for early conduction of LDCE/LICE and assured to arrange to conduct the LDCE for JTO(T) to SDE(T) and for CSS Cadre during August or September’ 2021.

(10) Request transfers in the Cadre of SDE(T)/Accounts Officers/ JAOs (under Rule 9)-PGM (Pers) mentioned that all the online transfer applied cases (1st quarter) are under process and after the approval from the Competent Authority, the transfer orders will be issued shortly.

27.07.2021 GS AIBSNLEA writes to Shri. P. K. Purwar ji, CMD BSNL regarding  request for vacation of the Status Quo case in the Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh in respect of AO to CAO Promotion<<<Click here for letter>>

27.07.2021 BSNL Management Constituted the Committee for Review of Cluster Mechanism-

In the meeting held between AUAB Leaders and the CMD BSNL & Board of Directors held on 02.07.2021, detailed discussion took place regarding short coming of Cluster Tender and it was decided  by the Management to review the Cluster Mechanism.

Accordingly, BSNL Management Constituted a Committee with Senior Officers for Review of Cluster Mechanism. The Committee shall give the recommendations within 3 weeks. The Committee will look into any change in Rates, Penalty Clauses, SLA and addition of Work etc,. AIBSNLEA is closely monitoring the matter.   <<<Click here for Order >>

24.07.2021 Circle  Executive Committee  Meeting  of  AIBSNLEA  Karnataka Circle  

Circle Executive Committee Meeting of AIBSNLEA Karnataka Circle was held through Online Zoom Meeting under the Chairmanship of Com. Sunilkumar , Circle President on 10.07.2021 GS, AIBSNLEA Com. S.Sivakumar participated  and addressed the Circle Executive Online Zoom  Meeting

 

Com. R.Ganesh, Circle Secretary welcomed the gathering and narrated the issues taken by Circle Association with the Circle Management. Com. Ulhas Gurav Circle Adviser, in his Inaugural address appreciated the successful functioning of  GS, CHQ  at  Delhi and briefed about the steps taken by the Circle Team to enhance the Membership.

Com. H. Krishnegowda, Chairman AIBSNLEA Karnataka Circle in his address explained about the funcitiong of New Circle Team under the Young and Energetic Leadership of  Com.R.Ganesh, CS. He appreciated  the efforts taken by the GS, AIBSNLEA at Delh for the settlement of burning issues of the Executives and especially the recent Promotions orders issued from JTO(T) to SDE(T) for 3697 Executives. He further assured his continuous Guidance and Support to the Circle Team. Com.Manjunath, VP and other Circle Office Bearers, CWC Members, District Secretaries, District Presidents  and CEC Members participated in the delibrations and discussion regarding Organization review. 

Com. C. Durairasan, OS (South) CHQ in his address appreciated the successful functioning and continuous presence of Com.GS, AIBSNLEA at Delhi in the Covid-19 pandemic situation without any fear and explained about the Letters addresed to the BSNL Management and DoT by GS AIBSNLEA on various issues and advised the Circle Team to appraise all the Executives about the same. He also appreciated the efforts taken and the pivotal role played by the Com.GS, AIBSNLEA  for uniting  all the BSNL Unions and Associations under the Umbrella of AUAB. He has given valuable suggestions regarding strengthening of AIBSNLEA at Karnataka Circle.

 

Com. S.Sivakumar, GS AIBSNLEA at the outset extend his sincere thanks and gratitude to the Circle Team for arranging the meeting during the Covid-19 Pandemic situation and  giving the opportunity to address the Meeting.  

 

GS requested all  the members to work hard in order to strengthen AIBSNLEA in  Karnataka Circle by educating them about the works done by AIBSNLEA in the past and present scenario.  He highlighted all the current burning issues of BSNL viz Salary, Promotion, Restructuring plan, reducing of posts in all cadres in the Restructuring plan, DPC of JTO(T) to SDE(T) and other cadres, BSNL earnings and statutory payments, Bank Loan Capex and OPEX , court cases .

He  mentioned that due to continuous and consistent efforts of AIBSNLEA 3697 JTO(T)s were promoted as SDE (T) under 67% SCF quota on  8.7.2021 early morning. AIBSNLEA also demanding the Management for the immediate conduct ion of LDCE under 33% quota for the VY 2011-12 onwards and LICE for CSS Cadre in BSNL CO from the VY 2015 onwards(Asst.Manager to Dy. Manager).

 

He further mentioned that Launching of 4G is badly delayed due to non-consideration of BSNL Global Tender towards the purchase of 57000 4G equipments by the Empowered Technology Group (ETG) in the name of ‘Atamnirbhar Bharat’. The demand of AUAB to upgrade the 49,300 existing 2G & 3G BTSs by spending around Rs.1500 crore has been partially approved by the Management Committee of  the BSNL Board i.e Upgradtion 18, 000 BTS of ZTE. But it is reliably learnt that DoT making Hurdles for the approval of the same. The Indigenous 4G Tender (EoI) on PoC basis as recommended by the ETG has also been opened on 20.6.2021 and instructions issued to the Field Units in this regard on 30.6.2021. So the vison of BSNL for earning more revenue through launching of 4G Services is further delayed.

 

In the name of Restructuring/ Manpower Plan and pending SLP at Hon’ble Superem Court tagged with Jarnail Singh Case, all the Promotions are strucked up. AIBSNLEA strongly opposed the undue delay in Restructuring Process and Promotions and continuous looking-after arrangement instead of  Regular Promotions to maintain the Services.

GS, AIBSNLEA & CHQ Team made presentation before the CMD BSNL, Director (HR) and all the Members of High Power Committee regarding Manpower plan & Restructuring during Feb. and March 2021. BSNL Management appreciated our concern and assured to look into our suggestions/ inputs.

 

AIBSNLEA has taken up the issues of E1+5 increments, E1A to E2, increase of SAB benefit to 30%, timely remittance of SAB recoveries and immediate formation of PRMB Trust and immediate preparation and issuance of JAO/AO Seniority list. AIBSNLEA insisted the BSNL Management for the immediate Compassionate Ground Appointment to the dependent of the employees succumbed to Covid-19.

 

GS also explained about the continuous efforts and discussion had with the CMD, Director HR and PGM(Pers) by the GS AIBSNLEA regading the finalisation SDE Seniority List.No.9 as per the Date of Joining in pursuance to the  the Honble Supreme Court Orders. Finally on yesterday  i.e., 09.7.2021 , BSNL Mangement issued Speaking Order in favour of Date Joining. It is the Major Achievment in the History of AIBSNLEA .

 

 He also explained about the various letters written by the CHQ to the Secretary (T) DoT for the immediate release of Rs.30,000 crore towards the Claims Receivable from DoT to BSNL, which includes Rural subsidy, excess payment of Pension Contribution & reimbursement of Leave Encashment, etc.,towards. AIBSNLEA CHQ Leaders also met the Member (Finance) and other Senior Officers in DoT and explained about the justified Claims of BSNL and requested for early release of the same so as to meet out the Bank Loans, Capex & Opex etc., He mentioned that due to dip in revenue collections during April & May 2021 and in view of the payment of Statutory dues, EB Bills, quarterly repayment of loan amount of about Rs.970 Crore, the payment of Salary for the month of May is badly delayed. Even though we are requesting the Management to disburse the salary every month on the due date, but the BSNL Management is disbursing the Salary after 20th of the following month for the past 18 months. He told that the issue of timely payment of Salary has been  taken up by AUAB with the Management.

 

He further mentioned that AIBSNLEA is always vociferously raising the issues and genuine grievances  of the Executives before the Management  and continuosly addressing the issues and assured that AIBSNLEA  always working for the settlement of all the genuine demands of the Executives and continue its Separate Identity.

 

Finally a very good inter-active session was conducted. GS clarified all the queries raised by the Office bearers to therir fullest satisfaction.

     CEC meeting concluded  with the vote of thanks by the. Circle Finance Secretary Com. Vanitha

24.07.2021 GS, AIBSNLEA Com.S.Sivakumar participated  and addressed the Circle Executive Meeting of AIBSNLEA Corporate Office  Circle held  on 8.7.2021 at New Delhi

Circle Executive Committee  Meeting of AIBSNLEA  Corporate Office Circle held under the Chairmanship of Com. Rajender Singh, Circle President on 8.7.2021. General Secretary, AIBSNLEA Com. S. Sivakumar, AGS (HQ) Com. Bhagwan Singh, AGS (Finance) Com. Rajpal Sharma, Auditor CHQ  Com. R.S. Slathia  participated and address the meeting.

Com. Dinesh Kumar, Circle Secretary welcomed the gathering  and extended sincere thanks to all the CHQ and Circle  Office bearers for attending the meeting in  a short notice and explianed about  the Main Agenda of meeting and mentioned the details of Membership of CO Circle. He  narrated the issues taken by Circle .  

Com. Bhagwan Singh, AGS (HQ) in his address mentioned that AIBSNLEA is the only Association which truly represents the Executives in BSN