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03.09.2015:  AIBSNLEA consistent efforts yielded results in getting released the DGM Look after arrangements orders in BSNL Corporate Office. <<<Click here for order>>>

It is first time the after lot of persuasions BSNL Management agreed to fill up DGM Telecom Operation & DGM Finance vacant posts through Look after arrangements since DGM Engg. promotions are held up due to delay in CPC.

AIBSNLEA efforts will continue to fill up all vacant DGM posts about 800 on adhoc/regular basis.

03.09.2015:  Meeting with Director (HR):

GS, FS, AGS (HQ) and CS MH Circle met Director (HR) and discussed regarding non-settlement of the pending HR issues already discussed in the informal meetings in the presence of concerned GMs even after a lapse of more than two months. Director (HR) appreciated our concern and fixed up a meeting on 04.09.2015 at 11.30 Hrs. to discuss these issues exclusively.

03.09.2015:  Meeting with GM (Pers):

GS, FS, AGS (HQ) and CS MH Circle met GM (Pers) and discussed:

a.     a. CPCs to fill up the vacant SDE/DE/DGM posts: We expressed our serious concern against non -filling up of the vacant SDE/DE/DGM posts. GM (Pers) appreciated our concern and mentioned that he will personally speak to CGM, Kerala Circle to pursue the court case in the Hon’ble High Court Kerala through BSNL’s Advocate for an early hearing. He assured that as soon as the stay on promotion is vacated, the promotions orders from JTO to SDE will be issued. On the issue of Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh’s stay order he assured to hold a meeting with AIBSNLEA on Tuesday at 15.00 Hrs along with other issues to overcome the statement. That will help for the resolution of AO to CAO promotions also.

On the issue of SDE to DE promotions GM (Pers) assured to issue promotion orders to fill up about 1200 DE posts before 31st October 2015. The CPC work is in progress, ACRs/VCRs are being collected.

On the issue of DE to DGM promotions he further assured that first list of promotions will be issued by 30th September 2015 to fill up about 156 vacant DGM posts and simultaneously about 275 vacant DGM posts will be filled up by 31st October 2015. We also pleaded for true implementation of Hon’ble Supreme Court judgement on TES Gr. B seniority by giving consequential benefits. GM (Pers) mentioned that they have left with the expert committee to opine and with the Hon’ble Supreme Court for final judgment.

b.    b. Restructuring of AD (OL) cadre: We requested to implement the committee report on restructuring of the AD (OL) cadre for revising AD (OL) pay scale at par with SDE/AO grade. GM (Pers) informed that after the meeting of AIBSNLEA with Director (HR) the committee report has been processed to the competent authority for acceptance with a suggestion to create one higher scale for the Junior/senior hindi translators. He assured an early decision in this regard.

c.     c. Allowing Diploma holder SDEs (C/E) having 10 years technical experience to the post of EE (C/E): GM (Pers) informed that the administrative order issued in this regard has been approved by the last BSNL Board meeting and now the CPCs have been initiated to fill up the vacant EE (C/E) posts. AIBSNLEA consistent efforts yielded results in getting approved from the BSNL Board. A long pending demand of AIBSNLEA is now settled in giving parity with SDE (T)/AO to the SDEs (C/E) on promotional avenues.

d.    d. Creation of PPS posts in field Units: We expressed our serious concern against delay in holding committee meeting to discuss the matter. GM (Pers) mentioned that some of the committee members have been transferred hence, new members as per their posts are being nominated. And shortly the committee meeting will be conducted.

       e. Date of effect of implementation of upgraded pay scales w.e.f 01.10.2000 notionally at par with JAO: GM (Pers) mentioned that the matter is pending with GM (Estt) for comments. He assured to discuss the issue with GM (Estt) for early solution.

02.09.2015:  AIBSNLEA consistent effort yielded results in getting released order vide BSNL CO letter number 400-172/2015 Pers I dated 02.09.2015 regarding clarifications on various points/issues related to the Executive Promotion Policy. This has paved the way to AAOs and Sr AOs to get their first time bound promotion under EPP after completion of four years instead of five years from their AAO/Sr AO promotion before from 01.10.2004 <<<Click here for order>>>>
01.09.2015:  AIBSNLEA CWC meet Kolkata decides its 5th (Fifth) All India Conference to be held in Karnataka Circle.

01.09.2015:  As per the decision taken in the Central Working Committee meeting held on 25th and 26th August 2015 in Kolkata following committees have been constituted:

A. Committee for deciding the contents of AIBSNLEA Executive Diary-2016:

1. Shri J. Saibaba, Andhra Pradesh, Mob. No. 9490667899  -  Member

2. Shri Devesh Sharma, Rajasthan, Mob. No. 9413394710  -  Convener

3. Shri M. K. Morodia, Rajasthan, Mob. No. 9413395858  -  Member

4. Shri Shiv Kumar, Tamil Nadu, Mob. No. 9486102121  -  Member

5. Shri V. Shaji, Kerala, Mob. No. 9446450450  -  Member

The committee members are requested to give their report by 30.09.2015

 

B. Constitution Amendment Committee:

1. Shri J. Saibaba, Andhra Pradesh, Mob. No. 9490667899  -   Convener

2. Shri Amit Gupta, Kolkata TD, Mob. No. 9433000088 - Member

3. Shri C. M. Saste, Maharashtra, Mob. No. 9422300555 - Member

4. Shri Devesh Sharma, Rajasthan, Mob. No. 9413394710 - Member

5. Shri N. Veerapandian, Tamil Nadu, Mob. No. 9486103262 - Member

6. Shri K. A. Mohire, Maharashtra, Mob. No. 9422050008  -  Member

 

C. Study Group on Service issues and Departmental interest of members:

1. Shri Bijoy Bhattacharya  -  Mob. No. 9434001308  -  Convener

2. Shri Shiv Kumar, Tamil Nadu, Mob. No. 9486102121  -  Member

3. Shri H. Y. Andeli, Karnataka, Mob. No. 9448344242  -  Member

4. Shri Karan Singh, Rajasthan, Mob. No. 9414001958  -  Member

5. Shri A. G. Joshi, Maharashtra, Mob. No. 9422039222  -  Member

6. Shri Rajpal Sharma, BSNL CO, Mob. No. 9868123459  -  Member

7. Shri B. S. Reddy, Andhra Pradesh, Mob. No. 9440000322  -  Member

8. Shri S. K. Jena, Odisha, Mob. No. 9437011370  -  Member

 

D. Viability of BSNL and other Pension related issue:

1. Shri Amit Gupta, Kolkata TD, Mob. No. 9433000088  -  Convener

2. Shri V. K. Paramshivam, Tamil Nadu, Mob. No. 9486102087 -  Member

3. Shri P. Udayasuryan, Chennai TD, Mob. No. 9444404111 -  Member

4. Shri S. R. Patil, Karnataka, Mob. No. 9448010746  -  Member

5. Shri Parvej Khan, Madhya Pradesh, Mob. No. 9425001163  -  Member

6. Shri R. J. Kaw, Jammu & Kashmir, Mob. No. 9419120186  -  Member

7. Shri M. K. Morodia, Rajasthan, Mob. No. 9413395858  -  Member

8. Shri Prasun Kumar Mukhopadhayay, Kolkata TD, Mob. No. 9432000184  -  Member

9. Shri M. M. Kanani, Gujarat, Mob. No. 9427217002  -  Member

 

All the members of AIBSNLEA are requested to kindly give their valuable feedback through the above mentioned committees at the earliest.

<<<<<<Click here for the glimpses of CWC MEET at Kolkata with OPEN SESSION on dated 25.08.2015>>>>>

 

<<<<<<Click here for the glimpses of CWC MEET at Kolkata on dated 26.08.2015>>>>>

31.08.2015:   2nd September General Strike - AIBSNLEA's Stand.

As per decision taken in the CWC meeting held at Kolkata, AIBSNLEA extends its Solidarity Moral support to the General Strike on 2nd September 2015 by Central Trade Unions.

<<<<<Click here for the GS Report placed in the CWC Meeting at Kolkata on 25th August 2015 and 26th August 2015>>>>>>   

<<<<Annexure-I to GS Report>>>>,   <<<<Annexure-II to GS Report>>>> , <<<<Annexure-III to GS Report>>>>

30.08.2015: REPORT OF FIFTH CIRCLE CONFERENCE OF AIBSNLEA/KOLATA CIRCLE ON 27.08.2015: After completion of CWC 2015, Kolkata, the Fifth Circle Conference of Calcutta Telephone Circle was held  on 27th Aug. 2015 at Swami Vivekananda Auditorium, Rajya Yuva Kendra ,Moulali, Kolkata.It was held just two years after the 4th Conference held in August 2013.

The conference was inaugurated with hosting of AIBSNLEA flag  by Circle President Com. Tridip Chakrborty in presence of our beloved Com. Prahlad Rai GS, veteran leader Com. Amit Gupta,  Com. Bijoy Bhattacharjee  OS(East), Com. Basudeb Chakraborty AGS(Fin.), Com. Prasun  Kumar Mukherjee , Advisor ( East),Com.Alakendra Singh AFS/CHQ,  Com. Prasun Kumar Mukhopadhyay CS/CTD, all Circle Office Bearers of Kolkata & delegates.  We cheered with the slogan AIBSNLEA Zindabad, Long Live BSNL. President delivered his welcome speech & call for assembling  in the auditorium.

ACS Com. Subhasis Mitra conducted the programme.

The main programme  started with a inaugural songs by Smt. Supriya Kar, Smt. Bithi Mukherjee BS/TBZ, Smt. Rita Chatterjee, our members, followed by enchanting key board recital by Com. Nirmal Kumar Das, BS/Central-I.

 One minute silence for condolence to the departed soul was observed. Then President asked to place BS Report. All seven Branch Secretaries( North, South, Howrah, Central-I, Central-II, Telephone Bhavan & Teriti Bazar placed  organizational reports of respective branch.CS summed up.

After that CS Com. Prasun Kumar Mukhopadhyay placed a brief but all embracive Report for the last term and Com. Maloy Bhattacharya, FS placed the Audited Accounts for the last two years. 

Com. Prahlad Rai GS, Com. Bijoy Bhattacharjee OS(E), Com. Alakenndra Singh AFS/CHQ, Com. Basudeb Cakraboty AGS(Fin), Com. Prasun Kumar Mukherjee Adv(E), Com. Swapan Bose, President / WBT, Com.Aniruddha Bose ACS/WBT & Com. Amit Gupta AGS/ AIRBSNLEWA were felicitated with flower bouquet and memento  of 5th Circle Conference.  Memento of CWC for Honorable Dir(HR) Smt. Sujata T Ray was handed over to GS for onward transmission. The first copy of the colourful souvenir to mark the occasion was presented to GS by President and uncovered.

Com. Prahlad Rai, GS while addressing the august house thanked the CS/CTD and full team of Kolkata for holding this historical CWC in a befitting manner. He elaborately explained  the current problems of the executives including JAO to AO, AO to CAO, CAO to DGM DPC, long awaiting JTO to SDE promotion 67% quota, SDE to DE, DE to DGM DPC. All court cases, five increment case of JAO-2013 Batch, JTO Officiting case, JTO/RR, E2 - E3 pay scale, cadre hierarchy, ADOL/ restructuring , PPS post creation bilateral relation after MOU signed with AIGETOA etc. An interaction session followed .Delegates and participants from different branches expressed their grievances about the Kerala Court Case of JTO to SDE 67% Quota promotion. GS answered and explained each case and expressed that we are very much vigilant about this court case and our CS Kerala Com. Shaji is regularly supervising the case. GS also assured the early completion of DPC if the stay order  is vacated in the court. GS intimated that he would meet Dir(HR) on the next morning & discuss about JAO 2013 batch 5 increment case & JTO/RR case. He also expressed that upgradation order of AD/OL is expected in September 2015.

During post lunch session, discussions on CS & FS report took place. Circle Secretary's Report  and audited Accounts were adopted by the house unanimously. Some resolutions were also moved  and passed by the house unanimously. 

OS(East) in his speech praised  the CTD circle for successful organization of this CWC and timely holding of Circle Conference, regular meeting every Thursday in association room.  AGS/Fin. thanked CS and his team for this historical event and assured  all sorts of co-operation .  Com. Amit Gupta, greeted Calcutta Telephones  comrades for unique arrangement.

The house felicitated  Circle Secretary, Circle President with silver memento .Our Adv(E) is going to retire on 31st August 2015.He was also presented with silver memento.

 The Election was conducted by  Com. Bijoy  Bhattacharjee & Com. Amit Gupta. New Circle Body was elected unanimously with Com. Triidip Chakraborty; Com. Prasun Kumar Mukhopadhyay; Com. Dilip Bhattacharjee as Circle President, Circle Secretary & Circle Fin. Secy. respectively for the next term.

The conference ended with vote of thanks followed by National Anthem.  <<<<Click here for Glimpses>>>>>

AIBSNLEA WISHES

A VERY HAPPY & PROSPEROUS

Raksha Bandhan

to ONE & ALL

AIBSNLEA WISHES

A VERY HAPPY & PROSPEROUS

ONAM

to ONE & ALL

28.08.2015:  Click below for the glimpses of felicitation of Director(HR), BSNL Board in her chamber at 3rd Floor, Corporate Office New Delhi as she has not attended the 2nd CWC Meeting at  Kolkata due to some official busyness>>>>>>>>>>>>>> <<<Photo1>>>>  <<<Photo2>>>

25.08.2015: Joint session of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA

A meeting of joint session of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA was held on 25th August 2015 at 19.00 hours at  Phani Bhusan Vidya Vinod Manch at Kolkata

 

Com. Baby Rani, Vice President CHQ AIBSNLEA presided over the meeting.  She welcomed one and all for the meeting and requested to participate actively in the discussions.

 

Com. Prahlad Rai, GS AIBSNLEA  briefed about the circumstances under the decision was taken to join together with the AIGETOA  and detailed about the memorandum of understanding between both the associations.  He also briefed about the activities taken place after the coming together. He detailed about the resolutions passed in the Hyderabad joint meeting.  He also briefed about the issues taken up with the BSNL management in the joint forum, issues of common interest, approach of BSNL management towards the MT Recruitment, issue of agitation program notice,  proposals submitted jointly to the BSNL management for settling the interest of common interest, etc.  He also explained in detail the efforts of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA in resolving the important issues that is implementation of CPSU cadre hierarchy, E2 E3 standard IDA pay scales to JTO & SDE equivalent executives, 30% superannuation benefit to the BSNL recruited employees and other HR issues related to all the cadre, that is CPCs to fill up group B and group A level vacant posts, PPS post creation, restructuring of AD (OL) cadre, regularization of officiating JTOs, anti dating of pay, etc.  He assured an early settlement of all these issues.

 

He requested all the delegates and Circle Secretaries to convene joint meetings at their circles and discuss the common issues. He has requested all the participants to propagate the joints efforts taken by the AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA amongst the executive of BSNL throughout the country.  He mentioned that unity is the strength and if stand united, BSNL management has to think twice before taking any action against the agitation.

 

He expressed that all the long pending HR issues will be sorted out very shortly. 

 

Com. R P Sahu, GS AIGETOA in his speech mentioned that after observing the progress on joining hands together, it is observed that there are members joining from SNEA due to the unity.   There is a strong unity within the organization irrespective of settling the issues after joining together.  He has briefed about the stand of BSNL management, actions taken by the one association and their approach towards the MT Recruitment, faith of the Direct Recruited executives in the BSNL after introduction of MT Recruitment.  The anti approach of the one association towards the MT Recruitment is known to every concerned executive.  He further mentioned that the experience of GS AIBSNLEA unbeatable and non-comparable with any other leader.  We should make efforts to enroll the Direct Recruited executives who are members of other associations and strengthen our organization before the referendum.  He has requested all participants to strengthen the organization by enrolling the members.

 

Com. Ravi Shil Verma, President, AIGETOA mentioned that it is nearing one year since our last joint meeting when we have signed MOU.  The faith and unity and understanding has already reached at CHQ level and expected that the same scenario is prevailing in the circles.  In case any circles do not reached a united platform so far, the same has to be attained immediately. He expected that the unity will continue and both associations may merge together and work as one for the betterment of the BSNL and its members.

 

Com. A.K. Kaushik, GS TEAM in his address stated that by demanding to stop MT Recruitment, we are not demanding anything new. In the erstwhile DoT, at the time of absorption we have given in writing that bound post based promotion upto the rank of Jt. G.M. our demand is due to the reasons that we deserve for it.  He also urge upon both the association to merge together and work as one for the betterment of the members. The experience and energy of both combined together is the unity of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA.

 

Com. Amit Gupta, veteran leader assured full support for any action for the betterment of the executives of BSNL and for the association.

 

Thereafter, a question answer session was held. Members asked various  questions regarding the matter in Kerala Courts and Chandigarh courts, etc.  Both GSs replied the queries of the members. GS, AIBSNLEA advised members to become party in the respective cases. GS, AIGETOA suggested that association may implead for vacation of the Stay on the promotion orders.

 

The following Resolutions were passed unanimously.

1. It was resolved that the forum will consistently pursue all the issues as mentioned in notice and if need arise forum will not hesitate in launching struggle in short notice.

 

2. Forum will strongly oppose the ongoing recruitment process of outside DGM/MT and demand for complete scrapping.

 

3. All the circle and district branch of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA will start drive for comeback of executives and join AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA.

 

4. It is resolved that in CEC meeting of both the associations, the CSs of other association be invited to have interaction and share the views.  If possible a joint session of CEC be conducted to achieve the goal of membership drive.

 

5. Any attack on the association either by management or by others be resisted jointly.

 

6. Both the associations are in favour of promotions and any stay order taken by individual will be protested jointly and if need arises, both the association together will move towards legal battle.

 

Com. Bijoy Bhattacharya expressed vote of thanks to the chair.  

<<<<<<Click here for the glimpses of CWC MEET at Kolkata with OPEN SESSION on dated 25.08.2015>>>>>

 

<<<<<<Click here for the glimpses of CWC MEET at Kolkata on dated 26.08.2015>>>>>

25.08.2015: Joint Open Session of the AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA on the occasion of CWC meet of  AIBSNLEA & Annual G.B. Meeting of AIGETOA:

 

SHRI ANUPAM SRIVASTAV ADDRESSING THE AUGUST GATHERING OF JOINT OPEN SESSION OF AIBSNLEA AND AIGETOA AT KOLKATA ON 25.8.2015

 

Joint Open Session of the AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA on the occasion of CWC meet of AIBSNLEA & Annual G.B. Meeting of AIGETOA was held on 25.8.2015 at 15.00 hours in the at Phani Bhusan Vidya Vinod Manch at Kolkata The function was commenced with an inaugural song by the local members. 

 

Com. Prasunkumar Mukhopadhay on behalf of the Kolkata Telephone AIBSNLEA welcomed one and all and invited the dignitaries on the dias. 

 

The dignitaries on the dias Hon'ble Chief  Guest Shri Anupam Srivastava, CMD, BSNL, New Delhi, Guest of Honors, Shri N.K. Gupta, Director (CFA), BSNL Board, New Delhi, Shri Shameem Akhtar, Sr. GM (SR), BSNLCO, New Delhi.,    Shri Kishore Kumar, CGM, BSNL, West Bengal Telecom Circle, Shri Amit Kumar Bhattacharya, CGM, BSNL, Kolkata Telecom. District, Shri Murthy, CGM ETP,  Shri  Raj Hans, CGM Telecom. Store and Telecom Factory, Shri P. Venugopal, President, AIBSNLEA CHQ, Shri Prahlad Rai, General Secretary, AIBSNLEA, Shri Ravi Shil Verma, President, AIGETOA CHQ  Shri R.P. Shahu, General Secretary, AIGETOA,  Shri A.K. Kaushik, General Secretary, TEAM. Shri Saibal Sen Gupta, Convenor, Joint Forum, Kolkata,  Shri Amit Kumar Gupta, AGS, AIRBSNLEWA and  were felicitated by CS, Kolkata Telecom. District, by presenting with Bouquets and Mementos.

 

The function commenced by lighting the lamp by Shri Anupam Srivastava, CMD, BSNL, New Delhi and  Shri N.K. Gupta, Director (CFA) in the presence other dignitaries.

 

Com. P Venugopal, President CHQ AIBSNLEA  welcomed all the dignitaries on dias. In his speech he expressed that night free call and roaming free mobile services are the major gift by the present BSNL board to its valuable customers.  He mentioned that due to the shortage of time, he do not wish to elaborate the HR issues and expected that the present CMD will take care of all the HR issues.  He mentioned that few issues like CPSU cadre hierarchy, E2 and E3 pay scales,  seniority issue, 78.2% IDA merger and benefit to the pensioners, CPCs of various cadres, etc are the major burning issues of the executives.   He also mentioned that the looking after arrangement which do not have any power to the officers will have to be dispensed with and old system of officiating method during the short period vacancy be introduced.  He also stated that both AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA will safeguard the interest  of BSNL.

 

Com Prahlad Rai, GS AIBSNLEA CHQ thanked the dignitaries on the dias for attending the open session. GS in his speech informed that the Central Working Committee Meeting of  All India Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited Executives' Association being held here in Kolkata city of joy which is one of the historical city in India.  He mentioned that CMD BSNL was to attend a function of TRAI as nominated by the MoC today and in order to fulfill the commitment given by the CMD to attend the open session, CMD has requested the MoC to exempt him from attending the function and accordingly MoC has adhered to the request of the CMD and hence CMD is attending the function for which he expressed his gratitude.  GS also mentioned that Shri  N K Gupta, Director (CFA) was on tour in Kerala for last  two days and was busy and inspite of his busy schedule, he is attending the open session and expressed his gratitude. He also expressed his gratitude to Shri Shameem Akhtar, Sr. GM (SR) New Delhi  who is the nodal officer between the unions and association for sparing his valuable time and attending the function. He also expressed his gratitude to all the Chief General Manager, General Managers, and other senior officers.  He also expressed his sincere thanks to Com. Kaushik, GS TEAM and Com. Amit Gupta, CS, AIRBSNLEWA, Kolkata. 

 

GS, AIBSNLEA mentioned the brief history of the BSNL from its formation, commitments given by the Govt, present condition of the BSNL, status of the Govt. assurances, financial crisis of BSNL, reason for the today's scenario,  support expected from Govt., support received from the Govt., various HR issues of executives of various disciplines, etc.  << CLICK HERE FOR KEY NOTE ADDRESS OF COM. PRAHLAD RAI, GENERAL SECRETARY >> 

 

He has also mentioned that as a service association AIBSNLEA cannot remain silent spectator to the problems of the executives of various disciplines.  He narrated few of the following burning issues frustrating the members  due to its non-settlement  for a longer period. 

 

(a) Filling up of the vacant SAG/JAG, STS Group ?A' posts in BSNL of all streams.

(b) Regular Promotion from JTO (T) to SDE (Telecom) and JTO(TF) to SDE(TF) of seniority and LDCE  quota.

(c) Serious irregularities in the TES Gr. B officer's seniority lists:Finalization of TES-?B' seniority list on the basis of recent Hon'ble Supreme Court verdict.

(d) Early CPCs from JAO to AO , AO to CAO and  CAO to DGM.(F)

(e) CPC from SDE(C/E) to EE(C/E).

(f)  Withdrawal of the system/practice of Local Officiating Arrangement or Local Officiating Promotion in

 BSNL and Introduction of Look After arrangement by Executives- request for restoration of Local

 Officiating Arrangement.

(g) Early settlement of Pay anomaly cases wherein senior Executives are drawing less pay than their

 juniors.

(h) Regularization of offg. JTOs and pay fixation under FR 22(I)a(i)

(i)  Special drive for recruitment of JTO's/ JAO's for tenure/deficit circles.

(j)  Implementation of the Administrative Order to allow all existing SDEs (C/E) promotion upto EE level.

(k) Implementation of CPSU cadre hierarchy- Change of designations on each Time Bound upgradation

 on functional basis up to SG- JAG level as assured at the time of absorption in BSNL.

(l)   Implementation of E-2, E-3 standard IDA Pay scales to JTO and SDE equivalent executives in BSNL.

(m) 30% Superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited employees as per DPE guidelines.

(n)  Date of effect of Implementation of revised IDA Pay Scales for the Executives (C/E/Arch.,   PAs/PSSs)

 w.e.f. 01.10.2000 on notional basis.

(o) One time placement of SDE to Sr. SDE Grade.

(p) Restructuring of Assistant Directors (OL) cadre.

(q) EPF Statement &Superannuation benefits to directly recruited employees as per DPE guidelines.

(r)  Sanction/creation of new posts of PPS in the field offices.

(s)  Inordinate delay in settlement of disciplinary cases

(t)  Distribution /review of SAG level officers in Telecom Operations Stream in Territorial Circles and SSAs.

(u) Improvement in the revised policy for service GSM, RSTC & Broadband to serving Executives and

 BSNL Pensioners:

(1)       Enhancement of 200 free calls limit per month on RSTC, & enhancement of free call limit on

            (2)       GSM Telephone connection to STS level officer from 500 calls to 800 calls.

(3)       Rent free Broadband service connection to all Executives with BSNL 750 plan. 

(4)       All Executives' should be allowed CUG facility on RSTC at circle level.

(5)       3G Mobile service with Data facility to all Executives.

(6)     Implementation of DPE OM dated 02.04.2009 on 78.2% IDA Pay fixation for pensioners,   withdrawal of 60:40 provision and IDA Pension revision of BSNL pensioners in 3rd PRC.

 

While concluding, GS thanked  all for giving him a patient hearing and at the same time he reaffirmed and resolved that AIBSNLEA shall not be found wanting in discharging our responsibilities even in the new environment and will move forward along with all to make India of our dreams, a reality.  AIBSNLEA also reassure our esteemed customers that these Associations AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA will do everything at its disposal to ensure the best possible telecom services in terms of "affordability, quality and transparency".

                       

Shri R.P. Shahu, General Secretary in his addressed mentioned that due to the decision of the present BSNL board to  introduce  the free roaming and night free calling, the feeling of the general public is overwhelming and expressed his gratitude to the CMD and Board members of BSNL.  He stated that It is also noticed that the present CMD is taking confidence of the associations and unions for the decisions he is taking and feels like participating management. BSNL's present management has started recognizing the internal talent of the executives, which will help the BSNL in its growth.  He has pointed that in order to compete with the private operators, level playing is must which is not available with the BSNL.  There is no flexibility with the BSNL as compared to the private operators.  He mentioned that though the Indian population is in need to  keep and use the BSNL mobile services, the acute shortage of GSM materials which is directly affecting the services, does not permit BSNL to meet the requirement of the customer.    BSNL instead of waiting for the customer to attend the CSC, should commence visiting the customers in the name of customer driven centre.  He also pointed that unless the problems of the employees are sorted out, their mind will not be free to serve the customers.  He also opined that best employees of the cadre should be posted in the CSCs after interview, if needed.  Employees grievance cell will have to be formed at circle level and head quarter level.  There is a heavy misuse of diesel / petrol expenses which needs to be controlled by stringent monitoring and action to save the revenue leakage. He pointed out that the retirement benefit is the integral part of the service conditions and benefits.  In any PSU there is no different pay scale for the direct recruited executives, except BSNL and MTNL.  He pointed out that BSNL executives are not allowed to appear for the DGM exam is absolute injustice against the executives just because, they have joined in BSNL. 

 

Shri A.K. Kaushik, General Secretary, TEAM in his speech mentioned that the presence of the CMD BSNL has changed the scenario and all are comfortable.  If the management start understanding its employees and their problems, there is no need for BSNL to appoint any experts in any field.  The strong confidence of CMD BSNL and CMD MTNL on its work force is tremendous and overwhelming.   He mentioned that the executives of MTNL and BSNL were the erstwhile DoT employees and were separated by the policy of the Govt.  we should not be afraid of the competition. We should concentrate on the quality of service.  No person recruited from outside can give any output which the internal executives with experience cannot do.  The private operators has come to such a situation with the support and work of the ex-executives of BSNL / MTNL only.  He requested Director (CFA) to take up the case of merger of BSNL  & MTNL to get the PAN India status for the Govt. service provider.  He expressed his sincere gratitude for giving an opportunity to address the gathering and to meet the old friends of DoT era.

                       

Shri Saibal Sen Gupta, Convenor, Joint Forum, Kolkata expressed his gratitude for inviting him and giving an opportunity to address the gathering.   He has mentioned that the CMD BSNL has mentioned in the earlier CWC of AIBSNLEA at Hyderabad that the 2.5 Lakh work force is quite enough to revive the BSNL and the same CMD is now confident that within 6 to 7 months, BSNL can improve a lot.  He wished the conference a very success.

                       

Shri Shameem Akhtar, Sr. GM (SR), BSNLCO, New Delhi in his speech extended gratitude for inviting him for the meeting.  He mentioned that as the regular  Director (HR) was not available, many HR issues could not be settled.  Now since the new Director (HR) has joined, under the guidance of the present dynamic CMD, many of the issues will be settled at the earliest.  He has presented a poem on BSNL services in the name ?. Jai Bharat Sanchar Nigam ?.. and also another poem viz. ek aur parivatan kar lo?.., customer ko kush kar lo?.. , ek aur parivarthan kar lo???

 

Shri Kishore Kumar, CGM, BSNL, West Bengal Telecom. Circle in his speech  mentioned that the concept of I with We is better for the welfare of the organization.  We creates the feeling of togetherness. The ?man' managing the machines are behind the growth of the organization and not the machines.  The level of attachment with the organization by the workforce will improve the organization.  The present  situation is that, we have to manage and market and every individual has to work as marketing executives.  The customer interface officer / staff is the best marketing manager.  Every employee has immense capacity and only will have to channelize the power for the benefit of the organization.    He requested everyone to Involve fully in their work with devotion so that they can given more output.  He extended gratitude to AIBSLEA and AIGETOA for extending invitation. 

 

Shri K.C. Ghosh, G.M Kolkata telephone on behalf of Shri Amit Bhatacharjee, CGM, Kolkata Telephones addressed the gathering.  In his address he has extended thanks for inviting him in the function.  He mentioned that the ERP has been fully implemented in the country and everybody is taking benefit of it which was the innovation of the present Director (CFA).  Every area, Kolkata telephones  is facing problem and the newly introduced plan of night free call has started getting back the customers.  Kolkata telephone has the potential and there is a need of dedication and shouldering more responsibilities. Wished best wishes for the conference.

                       

Shri N.K. Gupta, Director (CFA), BSNL Board, New Delhi in his speech appreciated the G.S. AIBSNLEA and mentioned that even when there is a difference of opinion, GS AIBSNLEA  always prefer to sit together and talk.  As per MoC, Govt. is expecting efficiency in the service. He also mentioned that the present CMD is taking everybody into confidence and he is one of the best editor. The free call offer by the BSNL to the Nepal during its crisis was appreciated by one and all.  Free incoming and free night call has been introduced and is much beneficial for the BSNL and highly appreciated at highest level.  We have to en-cash these schemes for the benefit of BSNL.  These schemes were introduced with full unity amongst all the senior officers of various disciplines without any hurdle which was the need of the hour accordingly to everyone.   These schemes can confess to earn the revenue.   WIFI hotspot between two BTSs is one of the scheme being introduced very shortly.  This will give increase in data traffic.  Phase I of the NGN has already been implemented and phase II tender is under process to float the same. NGN will be convergent system with both benefit of landline and mobile.   Convergent billing is one another system being proposed and introduced shortly.  Conversions of 512 kbps customers to 2 Mbps is one of  the another proposal in pipeline to introduce.

 

He pointed out that the quality of service is very low as low as 30% in some of the circles.   The present customer base does not bother about the tariff which is much less and they expect to get the service when they are in need of it for which, we need to improve in service quality.  He extended thanks to both AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA.  He also mentioned that some of the suggestions given by both the General Secretaries are very excellent and will have some more round of discussion with them and will try to implement it.

 

Shri Anupam Srivastava, CMD, BSNL, New Delhi - CMD termed the unity of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA as Youth and energy on the one side and wisdom and experience on the other side.   He mentioned that the language of affection and respect communicated by the leaders brought him in the meeting.    He mentioned that he was to attend the meeting with the MoC and due to the commitment, he requested the MoC who has agreed to spare him to attend this meeting.  He mentioned that as on today also BSNL is not depended upon any govt. loan.  The salary expenses of 15000 cr of BSNL  is total expenses of Air India and many other companies.  

 

CMD mentioned that despite of losses which is mainly due to depreciation, BSNL is able to meet our operational and salary expenses by our own without depending on the Govt.  Next two years are most important for our country because many things are depends on the performance and unless we improve we cannot get salary revise by PRC when other govt. organizations will get such benefit.  We have already started discussing many things with associations / unions and want to get the benefit of the schemes already introduced recently by way of night call free and roaming free.   The decision to introduce this scheme was taken in the right time when the IUC was coming in our favour.  The only solution is to improve the customer base is that the Officers and associations and unions should join hands together.  With the introduction of free night calling in landline and free all India roaming in mobile services, turn around has already started in BSNL.  In the month of July 15 BSNL got maximum connections in the mobile sector among all the operators and the number of connections just doubled.  CMD requested that now its' the turn of the executives and non-executives to give momentum to this turn around by maximizing the connections by organizing Melas and Shivirs.  We have to encash these schemes before they lose their shelf life.  Earlier the numbers of customers joining were less than that of the customers leaving the BSNL.  The people's perception of service providers are same  amongst all the service providers as on to today.  He stated that  within the next 7 to 8 months, if we can improve the BSNL revenue. He mentioned that earlier the companies like ITIL and Air India could not get benefits of the pay revision.  But he expressed confidence that with support of entire work force, we will work with full dedication and God willing, we will all get the benefit of 3rd PRC.

 

CMD has mentioned that next two years are very important for survival of BSNL and has instructed all the Circle Heads to take employees unions / associations in full confidence and push ahead for more and more connections so that benefits of roll out of two major schemes can be reaped.

 

He also stated that the intra circle roaming facility with other operators has to be taken care of.   Till 2006 BSNL was number one company in both mobile and fixed line.  From 2006 to 2012 the market was penetrating, we were coming down in customer base.  When other operators are adding new sites every month BSNL is unable to do so due to lack of capital.    Still we have to make many investment in the way of towers which cannot be done  with the present financial condition and therefore, we may be going ahead with the tie up with other service providers for roaming.  A new company in the form of tower subsidiary will be in full control of BSNL and said that asset depreciation loss can be passed to new company and profit of new company can be reaped to BSNL  by saving taxes.  Only we have to see that company structure is such that it remains under BSNL control and with active support of all unions and associations, he will try his best to ensure that.

 

He mentioned that Shri N. K. Gupta, Director (CFA) is an asset to the BSNL management.  The recently introduced scheme of night free calling is the brain child of Shri N.K. Gupta and we should appreciate his efforts.  CMD mentioned that has been appointed as CMD by the Govt.  for a period of one year.  In case the performance of the  BSNL  is not improved, he  will have to leave the BSNL.   He has also mentioned that in turn similarly a half year performance review is going to take place in September 2015 and where there is no performance improvement, the head of Circles / SSA will have to move to the place where they do not like to go.  He also mentioned that many circles like Rajasthan and M.P. circles along with southern circles have started improving.

 

He mentioned that corruption affects the working.  Pure corruption is corruption of money and not working is also a corruption (work chori) from which, we have to run away,  then only we can improve. 

 

As regards the HR issues, CMD mentioned that  he is fully convinced and the executives  are entitled to get their eligible dues  and assured to settle all the  HR issues in time bound manner.  The management is fully convinced of the HR issues and the next 2 years are most important.  He requested the work force to put best efforts for increasing the revenue for the next two years, as if the BSNL comes in profit, many issues will be automatically resolves.  All should take care of BSNL so that my people and employees should get 3rd PRC benefits.

 

CMD before concluding his speech requested every one to take the following pledge.

 

Dhan ki Chori Nahi Karengie

Kam ki Chori Nahi Karengie

BSNL ko Aage Badayengie.

3rd PRC Benefit Leke Rahenge

 

Shri Ravi Shil Verma, President, AIGETOA CHQ in his vote of thanks on behalf of both the associations assured the Director (CFA) tha the executives will meet the expectations of the CMD and Director (CFA).  He also requested Director (CFA) to make use of his good office to pass and get the approval of  the pay revision of young executives from DoT and Govt..  He opined to commence a  Death relief scheme in BSNL which is available in many PSUs which will benefit the  employees and executives of BSNL.   He extended thanks to CMD and Director (CFA), All the CGMs, GM (SR) and G.Ms and other officers, Veteran leaders for being present and addressing the gathering.  He also extended thanks to one and all  for participating and making the function a grant success. .

 

The session ended with National Anthem. <<<<<<Click here for the glimpses of 25.08.2015>>>>>

25.08.2015: REPORT OF THE  2ND CENTRAL WORKING COMMITTEE MEETING OF AIBSNLEA HELD AT KOLKATA FROM 25TH to 26TH august 2015

The Central Working Committee meeting of the AIBSNLEA scheduled from 25th  to 26th August 2015 at Kolkata has commenced at 9.30 hours  on 25.8.2015 at Phani Bhusan Vidya Vinod Manch at Kolkata with hoisting of Association flag in the presence of Central Head Quarters office bearers, Circle Presidents, Circle Secretaries, Special invitees and CWC members from all over the country.  After hoisting of the Association flag by Comrade President, Comrade  Prahlad Rai, GS and with slogans like ?BSNL, Zindabad?, ?AIBSNLEA' Zindabad?, ?CWC Meet  Kolkata Zindabad? etc  in the pleasant weather & warmth of unity, Com. P. Venugopal, President requested everyone to assemble in the Conference hall to commence the meeting and requested everyone to participate calmly and  actively in the discussions and co-operate with the dias and host circle to conduct the meeting fruitfully and resolve various issues.

Com. P. Venugopal, President of AIBSNLEA presided over the meeting. President in his opening remarks briefed the agenda and programme of two days.  He also informed that there will be a joint CWC meeting of AIBSLNEA and AIGETOA in the evening of 25.8.2015 and Open Session on 25th afternoon, wherein senior officers from BSNL Head Quarter are expected to address the gathering.  He requested everyone to co-operate with the dias in completing the agenda points and various important issues in the crucial period of proposed membership verification. He welcomed all the CHQ Office bearers, Circle Secretaries, Circle Presidents, CWC members, special invitees and requested all to fully participate in the deliberations and make the CWC a grand success.  He appreciated the efforts taken by the Kolkata Telephones Circle Secretary and his team for wonderful arrangement. 

Com. Prasunkumar Mukhopadhay, CS, Kolkata Telephones on behalf of the host circle and reception committee, welcomed all the participants and invited all the CHQ office bearers to the dias.  All the CHQ office bearers were felicitated by presenting Bouquets. Com Saibaba, Com. Prasunkumar Mukhopadhay,  CS, Kolkata Telephones  in his welcome speech mentioned that this is the great opportunity for the Kolkata Telephones to host the CWC. He thanked CWC for giving a chance to host the CWC at Kolkata.  He also expressed his gratitude to the President, Com. V. Venugopal and Com. Prahalad Rai for their special guidance and presence.  He also appealed the members to report any short coming to the reception committee, which is expected at any such huge function, inspite of maximum efforts by the circle leaders and members.

Agenda circulated was unanimously approved by the CWC with minor changes

Two minutes silence was observed in memory of the departed comrades.

After Self introduction, the agenda items were discussed

The minutes of the CWC meeting held on 21st to 23rd August 2014 at Hyderabad were confirmed unanimously.

Reporting by the Circle Secretaries continues??..

24.08.2015: GS, President CHQ of AIBSNLEA attended the General Body meeting of AIRBSNLEWA, West Bengal at CTO Hall, Kolkata. About 600 pensioners attended the meeting which lasted for more than 3 hours. The hall was jam packed and many stood outside.  The vital issues like 78.2% IDA fixation, Pension Revision of IDA pensioners, Medical facilities, etc. was discussed.  Com. Prahlad Rai who is also Chief Patron of AIRBSNLEWA has explained the recent development.  Com. P. Venugopal also addressed the gathering and stressed on the need of unity of pensioners to achieve the various issues.  Com. Tapas Ghosh, CS SNEA, Prasun Mukhopadhay, CS AIBSNLEA also addressed the gathering. Resolution was taken appreciating the role of AIBSNLEA and its GS Com Prahlad Rai for the cause of pensioners and on future guidelines. <<<<<Click here for Resolution>>>    <<<Click here for Glimpses>>>>

24.08.2015:   CEC OF WEST BENGAL TELECOM CIRCLE: GS AIBSNLEA attended the CEC of AIBSNLEA West Bengal Telecom Circle held on 23.8.2015 and  24.8.2015 in the conference hall of circle Telecom. Training Centre, Salt Lake, Kolkata.  The meeting started with a very good attendance of most of the branch secretaries followed by CEC members.  Long deliberations in most of the burning issues were made by the delegates.  The deliberations were appreciated by the C. S. Com. B.K. Bhattacharjee and point to point summing up of the issues and reply to the queries were done upto the maximum satisfaction of the members.

On the second day of CEC meeting on 24th August 2015 Com. Prahlad Rai, made the house most colourful by addressing the house.  The hall was jam packed by the members and the executives from some other associations and the D.R. JAOs trainees attended and listened the speech by our beloved G.S.  Apartment his speech respected G.S. replied to the queries of the house. 

At the evening our veteran retired  leader Com. Amit Gupta addressed the house with latest information regarding forthcoming burning problems for pensioners' benefits of the retired persons of BSNL employees / executives. 

Numerous resolution have been accepted by the house and passed for necessary proceedings.  The meeting ended with vote of thanks by the president Com. Swapan Basu and special thanks to the Branch Secretary, City I branch Com. Sanat Sen.

24.08.2015:  REPORT OF PRE-CWC CHQ OFFICE BEARERS MEETING

 A pre-CWC CHQ office bearers meeting was held on Monday, the 24.08.2015 at 19.00 hours in the 6th floor, Moulali Rajya Yuba Kendra, Kolkata.

Com. P. Venugopal, President CHQ welcomed all the office bearers.  The agenda for the CWC meeting was presented and the same was approved.

G.S.  read out his report and the same was discussed in point by point and para by para.  After lot of discussions and deliberations by point by point, the same was approved for presenting it in the CWC. 

All the organizing secretaries presented the organization report.

Meeting concluded at 10.00 hours with dinner.

22.08.2015:  MOST URGENT for attending the CWC Meeting at Kolkata

All CHQ Office Bearers, Circle Presidents, Circle Secretaries and CWC Members are requested to bring one xerox of any ID Proof preferably the Identity Card for entry in Yuba Kendra venue. It is MUST.

21.08.2015:  MOST URGENT Contact Numbers of Circle Secretary, Asst. Circle Secretary and Convenor Transport Committee for CWC Kolkata:

1. Shri Prasun Kumar Mukhopadhyay, CS, CTD, 09432000184, prasunm47@rediffmail.com

2. Shri Subhasis Mitra, ACS (HQ), CTD, 09432001010, subhasismitra@ymail.com

3. Shri Susanta Das, Convenor/Transport Commitee, 09433400245

21.08.2015:  GS writes to Shri Anupam Srivastava, CMD, BSNL regarding clarification in respect of implementation of policy guidelines issued by BSNL Corporate Office in respect of PA/PS of BSNL in field units.  <<<Click here for letter >>>  <<<Click here for the guide lines issued by BSNL CO >>>

20.08.2015:  MOST URGENT

All Circle Secretaries / District Secretaries are requested to pursue outstanding Diary 2015 payment against their Circle / SSA  as an  huge amount of Diary is outstanding. Further the details of Diary payment already made may be furnished to CHQ  by giving date and amount of payment made through RTGS/NEFT.

19.08.2015:  GS, AGS (HQ), AGS (Finance) and GS AIRBSNLEWA met GM (Estt.) and discussed regarding:-

(a)   CGHS medical facility to BSNL Employees/Pensioners:- We requested for sending a reply to DoT on mapping of IDA pay scale with CDA pay scales of BSNL employees so that they can avail CGHS medical facility. GM (Estt.) assured for sending an early reply to DoT in this regard.

(b)   Fixation of pay under FR 22 (1) a (i) to JTOs offg members of AIBSNLEA as per the Hon'ble PB CAT New Delhi judgment: - We requested for implementation of Hon'ble CAT PB New Delhi judgment for fixation of pay under FR- 22 (1) a (i) to the members of AIBSNLEA. GM (Estt.) assured an early action in this regard. 

(c)  Antedating of pay fixation of Seniors Executives pay w.r.t their Junior Executives:- We pleaded for restoration of the old DNI of Seniors  after  antedating  of   their pay w.r.t. their juniors to avoid pay anomaly permanently . GM (Estt.) assured an early decision in this regard.

(d)   3% pay fixation in old pay and further 3% pay fixation in the new pay scale on promotion:- We requested for an early decision in the regard. GM (Estt.) mentioned that matter has been referred to DPE for clarification and further reminder will be sent to DPE for an early reply.

19.08.2015:  GS and CS AIGETOA BSNL C.O. met GM (Admn.) BSNL C.O. New Delhi and discussed regarding Data facility on mobiles connection to Executives. GM (Admn) assured for issuing early order in this regard

19.08.2015: GS, FS, AGS (Finance) and GS ,President ,FS, AIRBSNLEWA met Director (HR) BSNL and discussed the following  items  of BSNL Pensioners:

(1)  FOR  OUTDOOR MEDICAL BILLS REIMBURSEMENT:  We pleaded that after stoppage of payment without voucher the pensioners under BSNLMRS are the worst sufferer. As you are aware that after some years of retirement, the mobility of the pensioners become restricted particularly during working hours. They really cannot avail the public transport system for submitting the claims, pursuing the claims and finally for collecting the payments. Due to this hustle most of the pensioners have preferred not to submit claims for the outdoor medical treatments. Sometimes while pursuing the pending bills, they face humiliation also. In most of the circles the average delay for payment of bills is more than 6 months. We therefore suggest the following:

?      Old system of payment without voucher may be restored immediately for the pensioners under BSNLMRS:

?     For those pensioners who prefer to claim the outdoor medical bills with voucher due to higher medical expenses (in without voucher system only 50% of the admissible amount is paid), we request to introduce a smooth payment method through ERP. We propose the following system.

?span style="font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-family: Times New Roman"> System may be introduced where pensioners can send the claims by speed post or reputed couriers. On receipt of the claims the same will be entered in the ERP system and immediately a SMS will be sent to the pensioners acknowledging the receipt.

?span style="font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-family: Times New Roman">  Suitable System may be introduced so that the pensioners can monitor the progress through internet (not intranet which is not accessible to them). Any lapse in submitting the claims which leads into non payment of the bill may be mentioned in the system, so that the pensioners can take remedial steps.

?span style="font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-family: Times New Roman">  Payment has to be made through ECS only.

?span style="font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-family: Times New Roman">  Bills are to be processed as per date of submission along with the serving employees. There is system in some circles where pensioner's claims are stacked separately and are processed only after clearing the claims of serving employees.

?span style="font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-family: Times New Roman">  In some circles some local systems are added to what is mentioned in BSNLMRS, like attesting the photocopies by BSNL executives etc. These are to be avoided. A standard claim form may be introduced for the pensioners with clear mention of required annexure.

?span style="font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-family: Times New Roman">  Monitoring the system for long pending cases by higher officers.

(2)    FOR INDOOR MEDICAL TREATMENT 

Other than Delhi, almost in all circles no of empanelled hospitals for treatment on cashless basis is minimum. In some circles for month together no empanelled hospitals are there. This has to be looked into. TPA system as is available in other corporate or linking with LIC as done by CGHS may be introduced. The committee constituted for reviewing the BSNLMRS may  Kindly be asked to take the views of Pensioner Associations also.

(3)    ALLOWING FREE CALLS AS PER BSNL ORDER IN CONCESSIONAL TELEPHONES

Free calls allowed in the concessional telephones are 500+50 calls which should be 500+220calls to BSNL as per order of BSNL dated 12-07-2007. Order to this effect may kindly be issued. Further the free calls allowed should be the call made in local and national networks.

(4)    ALLOWING NIGHT CALLING FACILITY IN CONCESSIONAL TELEPHONES:

The free Night Calling Facility as introduced in land phones has not been extended to concessional land phones for pensioners. This may kindly be introduced.

After detailed discussions on the above issues, Director HR appreciated  the concern of BSNL pensioners  and assured to discuss the  items with the concerned GMs BSNL Corporate Office  for early resolution of the issues. We further pleaded  that in  the committee constituted  to review BSNLMRS the representation of Executive Association should also be there. She assured to look in to . Similarly we requested for  sending  an early reply to DOT on IDA  to CDA mapping  of the scales to allow CGHS  medical facility  to the BSNL employees/Pensioners.  Dir (HR) assured to look in to the matter for an early reply.

19.08.2015: GS and CS AIGETOA BSNL CO met  ED (NB) and discussed  regarding  early submission of the committee report  on  revised  E2 - E3 pay scales to JTO and SDE equivalent cadres and introduction of CPSU cadre hierarchy  vis  -a- vis  present promotion policy.  ED (NB) informed that  the committee report on  E2 and E3 IDA pay scales  as replacement pay scales of E1A and E2A pay scales has been finalised  and the committee report on introduction of CPSU cadre hierarchy is being finalised in terms of change of designation  on functional basis up to  DE level and time bound promotion  up to  DGM grade with change of designation ie. DGM holding charge and DGM promotion on functional basis  against available DGM posts and also Time bound promotion  up to SG-JAG level on the interval of  four to six years on Ist promotion  ie. JTO to SDE and subsequent all the promotions after 5 years of service. The committee report is expected  to be submitted shortly  to the competent authority for consideration and further necessary action. In case the committee recommendations are accepted by  the BSNL MC and approved by BSNL Board and DOT, these  may be  implemented . This process may take minimum six months time in case every thing goes smooth. The third item of First time bound promotion after 4 years  service in all the cases will automatically  be settled on implementation of CPSU cadre hierarchy. 

18.08.2015: BSNL Corporate office issued clarification in respect of Implementation of policy guidelines issued by BSNL C.O. in respect of PA/PS of BSNL field units.  <<<Click here for order>>>>

18.08.2015: GS AGS (HQ) and AGS (Fin) met with CMD and Director (HR) and discussed regarding:

a. Filling up of vacant DGM posts: We requested to fill up the 700 DGM (Engg) posts in view of urgent requirements of SSAs to man the posts for the interest of BSNL service.  We also requested to review the revenue and DELs on SSA-wise and to man the posts by giving promotion to eligible executives as and where applicable basis by downgrading the posts.  CMD appreciated our concern and assured to look into ?

b. Issue of Special Casual Leave: We requested to retain the special casual leaves and other facilities as was prevailing for the service associations before processing of referendum process wherein stay order is yet to be vacated by Hon'ble Court.  CMD assured to look into the matter.    

17.08.2015:  GS writes to Director(HR), BSNL Board  regarding conducting  LICE for appointment to the cadre of JTO (C/E) by promotion from the cadre of Draftsman (C/E/T) for filling up of 50% vacancies <<<Click here for letter >>>

14.08.2015:  GS writes on 11.08.2015 to:

(a)   The ED (NB), BSNL Corporate Office, regarding (1) request for Transfer /Posting/ Cancellation/ retention in the Cadre of AGM (TF) (2) request for Transfer/Posting/Cancellation/retention in the Cadre of SDE (Civil)   <<<Click here for letter >>>

(b) The GM (Pers), BSNL Corporate Office, regarding (1) request for transfer /Posting/ Cancellation/ retention in the Cadre of DE/AGM, (2) Request for transfer/Posting/Cancellation/retention in the Cadre of DGM, (3) Representation received from Shri S. Gnanasekar, AGM, HR No. 198001224 regarding correction of HR No. in the promotion order dated 30.07.2015 <<<Click here for letter >>>

(c) The GM (FP), BSNL Corporate Office, regarding request for transfer/ Posting/ Cancellation/ retention in the Cadre of Accountant Personnel. (Two letters). <<<Click here for letter >>>

(d) The PGM (BW), BSNL Corporate Office, regarding (1) Representation received from Shri Virendra Pal, HR No. 198005193, SDE (C), BSNL Civil Sub Division Muzzaffarnagar (UP) regarding Correction /updating All India Seniority List of SDE (Civil) issued by C.O. vide no. 5-3/2005/AD(BW-I) 16.6.2006, (2) Representation received from Shri Raj Kumar SDE (L&B) % Sr. GMTD, BSNL, Gurgaon regarding unjustified Charge Sheet issued by Shri S.K. Bhardwaj Chief Engineer (Civil) BSNL Haryana Zone Ambala <<<Click here for letter >>>

(e) The Director (HR) BSNL Board, regarding representation received from Shri Bhupesh Chaudhary, SDE % GMTD Durg (Chhattisgarh) regarding Appeal Against penalty imposed on conclusion of Disciplinary case under BSNL CDA Rule 36 <<<Click here for letter >>>

Condolence News: CHQ President Com. P. Venugopal lost his mother yesterday night. AIBSNLEA convey heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family.

AIBSNLEA WISHES

 A VERY HAPPY & PROSPEROUS

 INDEPENDENCE DAY

TO ONE & ALL

14.08.2015: GS met Director(HR), BSNL Board and discussed regarding

(i)     Request to review and declaration of JAO (Part II) Exam LDCE 40% quota results for exams held in December 2012 in respect of Andhra Pradesh Telecom Circle: GS requested to review and declaration of JAO (Part II) Exam LDCE 40% quota results for exams held in December 2012 in respect of Andhra Pradesh Telecom Circle. Director(HR) assured to look into the matter. <<<Click here for letter given by GS>>>>

(ii)    Issuance of clarifications regarding fixation of pay in respect of Departmental outsiders (TTAs) appointed as JTOs through JTO Direct recruitment 2007: GS requested to issue necessary clarifications regarding fixation of pay in respect of Departmental outsiders (TTAs) appointed as JTOs through JTO Direct recruitment 2007. Director(HR) assured to look into the matter<<<Click here for letter given by GS>>>>.

14.08.2015: GS, FS, OS(W), CS MH Circle met GM(Pers.) & discussed regarding

(i)   Filling up of the vacant DGM & DE posts: We requested to expedited the CPC work for filling up of the vacant DGM & DE posts. GM(Pers.) mentioned that ACRs/VCRs of the eligible SDEs/Des has been called & assured to expedite CPCs in the month of Oct., 2015.

We also requested for CPC from DGM(Adhoc) to DGM(Regular) of those DGMs who have completed four years regular services in STS cadre. GM(Pers.) assured an early action in this regard.

Similarly, we requested for issuing SDE to DE promotion (left out cases about 100) wherein majority SDEs VCRs have been received. GM(Pers.) mentioned that about 83 SDEs are eligible to be promoted & shortly promotion orders will be issued.

(ii)    CPC from JTO to SDE(T): We requested for early filing of reply (rejoinder) to Hon'ble High Court Kerala by BSNL's advocate so that hearing can be completed and stay order in promotion from JTO to SDE(T) is vacated. GM(Pers.) assured an early action in this regard.

(iii)   Notional pay fixation w.e.f. 01/10/200 to JT/SDE(C/E/Arch./TF) and PA/ PS cadre. We requested for the settlement of long pending issue i.e. Notional pay fixation w.e.f. 01/10/200 to JT/SDE(C/E/Arch./TF) and PA/ PS cadre. GM(Pers.) assured an early action in this regard.

(iv)    Consideration of request transfers of SDES/DEs: We requested for early issuance of pending request transfers of SDES/Des. GM(Pers.) mentioned that all pending genuine cases are be considered & by next week order will be issued thereafter new cases will be considered in Oct., 2015.

(v)    Filling up of the vacant posts of SDEs/DEs in ITPC Pune and other centers:: We requested to Filling up of the vacant posts of SDEs/DEs in ITPC Pune and other centers. GM(Pers.) assured to look into the matter.

(vi)   Clearance to the CPC from SDE(E) to EE(E): We requested for early clearance to the proposal of PGM(EW) to fill up the vacant EE(E) posts. GM(Pers.) assured to look into the matter.

13.08.2015: GS, FS,OS (West) , CS (MH) Circle  and GS, AIGETOA met GM(FP) and discussed regarding

(a)   CPC from AO to CAO: We expressed our concern against delay in expediting CPC from AO to CAO.  GM (FP) appreciated our concern and mentioned that BSNL advocate has already filed the reply to Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh Court and the case has been posted for hearing on 21st  Sept -2015.  However, he informed that as per the legal opinion of Sr. GM(legal) BSNL C.O.  Now the case will be discussed  with ASG (Adll  Solicitor General) for further necessary action in this regard. We have advised our Haryana Circle President to get  impleaded in the case and to make effort for early hearing.

(b)   Tenure Transfer of AOs/CAOs: We extended  our thanks to GM(FP) for issuing the tenure transfer  orders of AOs and requested for issuing  CAOs transfer orders and pending request transfer cases also.  GM(FP) assured for early issuance of CAOs tenure and pending request transfer cases.<<<Click here for order>>>>

13.08.2015: GS and GS AIRBSNLEWA  Shri.Kishan Singhji  met concerned officers in DOT and discussed regarding 

(a)   78.2% IDA Pay fixation to BSNL Pensioners:  It is understood that DOE has further made queries in the Cabinet note  and the reply is being prepared  to DOE. It seems that this process will further delay.

(b)   CGHS (Medical) facility to BSNL Employees/Pensioners:It is informed that BSNL's  reply on IDA Pay scales similar  CDA Pay scale structure has not been received by DOT. As soon as the reply to DOT is given by BSNL the CGHS facility to BSNL employees/Pensioners will be extended

13.08.2015: Joint committee meeting on CPSE cadre hierarchy:  Joint committee meeting on CPSE cadre hierarchy was held today and conclusive discussion took place. Chairman of the committee has proposed to implement functional promotion up to DGM in line with time bound financial upgradation with some stringent bench mark of APAR. Detail recommendations will be circulated to take final view of committee members by the chairman of the joint committee.

13.08.2015:  Forum meeting with CMD BSNL on formation of separate subsidiary Tower Company:  Today on 13-08-2015 detail meeting is held with CMD BSNL on formation of separate subsidiary Tower Company. What we understand through the detail discussion is that formation of subsidiary company is beneficial to improve the account book of BSNL subjected to certain conditions which is much needed in view of forthcoming pay revision in year 2017. These conditions are, BSNL Board must have full control on appointment of board, employees and the operation of Tower Company. Employees will be deputed from BSNL on volunteer basis and their HR and other benefits will be governed by the BSNL policies. There should not be any scope for joint venture in future. For this, BSNL board must be given full authority or there should be representation of BSNL board with veto power in inter-ministerial group which is not yet clear. Followed by the meeting with CMD, forum has conducted its own meeting and decided to have a detail meeting with DOT Secretary to know the detail of cabinet note then it will be decided for intensifying the struggle. BSNL Board must have been empowered for the formation of subsidiary company if at all it required but the decision is taken by the cabinet which itself is a matter of fear that in future there can be joint venture in Tower Company or can be sold to some private body. Meeting of Joint Forum is decided on 31st Aug, 2015 to decide the further course of actions after having meeting with DOT officers and study the cabinet note.

 

On the issue of BWA spectrum Rs 4700 Crs to BSNL from Govt. CMD apprised that DOT has agreed to adjust this amount against license fee to be paid by BSNL.  Rs 940 Cr. has been refunded out of Rs 1100 Cr. Payment against license fee paid by BSNL. Rs 160 Cr. yet to be received from DOT. For the interest payment BSNL will pursue with DOT. BSNL will also be receiving Rs 169 Cr. against surrendering of one slot of CDMA spectrum shortly.

12.08.2015: GS writes to CMD BSNL Corporate Office  regarding the methodology to deal with the agitation in BSNL <<<<Click here for letter>>>

12.08.2015: Meeting with CMD BSNL -  GS, OS (West) AGS (HQ) and CS MH Circle met with CMD BSNL and discussed regarding:

(a)   Affairs of MH Telecom Circle wherein AIBSNLEA members are frustrated due to the partisan and indifferent attitude  of the  GM(HR) Circle Office MH Circle and inert role of CGMT MH Circle.  Genuine cases of AIBSNLEA members are not being considered.  CMD assured to look in to  the matter.

(b)   Regarding "dies-non" (No work-No pay) by BSNL for AIBSNLEA& AIGETOA members and repatriation (transfer back) of all AIBSNLEA members(JTO/SDEs) of Kerala Circle who were sent to different distant stations(SSAs) in May 2013 on long stay base transfers and completed more than two years in the distant  SSA.CMD assured to look into the matter.

12.08.2015: GS, OS (West) AGS (HQ) and CS MH Circle met Director (HR) and discussed regarding the indifferent and biased attitude of the GM(HR) MH Circle and inert action of CGMT MH Circle wherein the genuine issues of AIBSNLEA members are not being settled.  Director(HR) being West Zone Director assured to look into the matter. 
12.08.2015: GS, OS (West) AGS (HQ) and CS MH Circle met GM (Pers) and discussed  regarding implementation of Hon'ble APEX Court judgment on TES Group 'B' seniority list finalization.  GM (Pers) mentioned that Expert Committee  is still examining the seniority issue and will submit its report to the Hon'ble Supreme Court up to 30th Sept 2015 and then the case will be heard in Oct 2015 by the Hon'ble APEX Court and after the final decision of Hon'ble Supreme Court ,further action will be taken to finalize the TES Group ?B' seniority list .
12.08.2015: GS, OS (West) AGS (HQ) and CS MH Circle met GM(Estt) and discussed regarding the issue of Antedating of Pay of senior w.r.to his junior as per BSNL C.O Order 2009. We pleaded that BSNL C.O Order 2009 in this regard should be restored or the senior's original  DNI after antedating of pay of senior w.r.to his junior executive should be restored so that  further  the senior does not draw less pay than his junior.  GM (Estt) assured to examine the matter and to put up  to the competent authority for decision in this regard.
12.08.2015: BSNL Corporate office issued order regarding call of ACRs/APARs w.r.t. preparatory work for promotion to the grade of Executive Engineer (Elect) <<<Click here for order>>>>

12.08.2015: BSNL NEWS IN MEDIA:

(i) VRS for  MTNL, BSNL Employees likely soon    <<<Click here for detail news>>>>

(ii) Govt blames UPA rule for poor financial condition of BSNL <<<Click here for detail news>>>>

(iii) BSNL to outsource mgmt of its 65000 towers  <<<Click here for detail news>>>>

(iv) Call drops: BSNL offers help to Airtel, Vodafone, others   <<<Click here for detail news>>>>

12.08.2015:  Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare, GoI, Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions issued instructions regarding revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners -<<<<Click here for order>>>>

12.08.2015:  5th Circle Conference of AIBSNLEA UP (East) Circle held on 11.08.2015 at Lucknow:

The 5th Circle Conference of AIBSNLEA UP (East) Circle was organized on 11.08.2015 at the Umanath Bali Prekshagrh, Lucknow in a grand manner. The Conference was attended by Shri Prahlad Rai, General Secretary AIBSNLEA and Sh. Devesh Sharma, Organizing Secretary (North) from AIBSNLEA. Hon'ble Governor Uttar Pradesh Shri Ram Naik was the Chief Guest in the Conference. ED (NB) Shri Ashraf Ali Khan attended the Open Session on behalf of CMD BSNL. CGMT UP (East) Circle Shri H.R. Shukla presided over the Open Session. PGMTD Lucknow Shri R.C. Rai attended the OPEN SESSION as Guest of Honor. The theme of the open session was 'The role of BSNL in Digital India Plan'.

 

Circle Secretary AIBSNLEA UP (East) Shri A.K. Singh welcomed all the dignitaries. All the dignitaries on the dais were warmly welcomed by presenting bouquets and mementoes. He mentioned the BSNL's tremendous role in overcoming the natural calamities in Uttarakhand and J&K. He also mentioned that the BSNL role is very important for making 'Digital India' a reality in true sense. He apprised the role of AIBSNLEA Circle body in resolving the issues of the Executives' of UP (East) Circle. He thanked the CHQ for its tireless efforts for resolving the UP (East) Circle Executives' problems. At last he welcomed all the distinguished guest for their esteemed presence in the Circle Conference.

 

The President of the Open Session CGMT UP (East) Circle Shri H.R. Shukla in his address thanked AIBSNLEA UP (East) Circle to invite him in the grand Open session with mammoth gathering of Executives'. He mentioned that the Seminar's topic i.e. 'The role of BSNL in Digital India Plan' is very good in the present scenario as this is the dream project of the Hon'ble PM. He informed that BSNL has suffered in mobile segment due to the late launching of the mobile services and due to BSNL, only the mobile services has been reached in the hands of the common people. He further informed that the goal of the Digital India project is to provide e-medicine, e-education and e-commerce services to the common people. He informed that in first phase of NOFN, 14474 Gram Panchayats are to be covered in UP (East) out of the total 37455 Gram Panchayats. He informed that the Optical Fibre has been laid in 4500 Gram Panchayats in UP East. He informed that in Lucknow, Kanpur and Varanasi the new and advanced mobile network has been set up and the same is under progress in Allahbad, Jhansi and Gorakhpur. He appealed all to work on Diesel saving and Timely redress of the complaints, as told by Hon'ble MoC&IT. He informed that UP (East) Circle has provided more then 1,90,000 mobile connections in last month and the target of this month is more then 2,50,000 connections which will be certainly achieved. At last he congratulated AIBSNLEA for the grand success of the open session.

 

GS AIBSNLEA, Com. Prahlad Rai, congratulated the comrades of AIBSNLEA UP (East) Circle for the successful holding of Circle Conference and thanked the comrades for their grand participation. He extended a warm thanks to Hon'ble Shri Governor Uttar Pradesh Shri Ram Naik for sparing his valuable time for the Circle Conference. He mentioned that the Digital India can be formed by only the Digital Empowerment of its citizens. He mentioned that Digital India plan includes the advanced features for the Citizens like, storing of Digital Documents, Online registrations, e-medicines, Digital signature, Next Generation networks, converging of voice and data. For achieving the same, BSNL is playing a vital role in NOFN project. He mentioned that on the first hand BSNL is laying NOFN across the country which is going to be used for Digital India. This NOFN is going to connect 2,50,000 Gram Panchayats by 2016. This NOFN is going to be used for e-governance on the first hand. Later the same infra can be used for Digital Locker, e-education, e-commerce and e-health etc. Due to the same, education will be available to the poorest and remotest person and all the information will be in hand and easily accessible. Com. GS mentioned that the BSNL is contributing a lot in Digital India Plan by its prestigious NOFN project in which 2,50,000 Gram Panchayats will be connected by 100 Mbps connectivity. He informed that the present tele density has been achieved only due to BSNL.

 

Com GS also mentioned that the present trend of the declining profit is a serious concern for all of us and there is a great need to think over it. Com GS mentioned that all the dues of BSNL i.e. ADC charges etc should be cleared immediately by the Government. He appealed Hon'ble Governor Uttar Pradesh Shri Ram Naik to use his good office for the same. Com GS informed the house that the impact of new night calling and roaming free schemes is very good in the growth of BSNL in terms of the revenue enhancement. Com GS Stressed on the need of customer delight-ness in BSNL.

 

Com GS further explained  the status of HR issues related to mainly CPCs from DE to DGM, CPC of SDE to DE(Regular), JTO to SDE by seniority, JTO to SDE by LDCE,  JAO to AO, AO to CAO, CAO (Adhoc) to CAO (Regular), DGM(Adhoc) to DGM (Regular)  & CAO to DGM(F), DPC in Civil/Electrical wing, Restructuring of AD(OL) cadre, DPCs of Telecom Factory and the issues of PA/PS, JTO (Officiating) regularization, PPS posts creation in field units etc.

 

GS AIBSNLEA appealed the comrades of UP (East) circle to come in front line and accept the responsibilities with full courage with enthusiasm. At last Com. GS thanked to all and appealed the entire Executives' for making every effort with a team spirit for making BSNL a vibrant organization.

 

Special Guest of the Open Session, ED (NB) BSNL CO Shri Ashraf Ali Khan in his address explained the role of BSNL in Digital India Project. He informed that in India 70% population is young and the impact of Digital India is very important due to this fact. He mentioned that very soon all the services will be shifted on mobile and M-Education, M-Commerce will become a reality and BSNL is doing tremendous efforts in this direction. He stressed on the need of excellent customer care in BSNL and the aggressive marketing of its newly launched services. He mentioned that the management of BSNL is motivating its staff and definitely Government will also help BSNL for achieving the success in Digital India Plan. At last he congratulated AIBSNLEA for the grand success of the open session.

 

The Chief Guest of the Open Session Hon'ble Governor Uttar Pradesh Shri Ram Naik in his address thanked AIBSNLEA UP (East) Circle to invite him in the grand open session with mammoth gathering of Executives'. He recalled the erstwhile time of very less tele density and expresses satisfaction with the tremendous growth of telecom services now-a-days. He mentioned that the fast speed of telecom growth is exclamatory. He informed that BSNL's Officers are playing a great role in Nation's development and it is their responsibility to explain the theme of Digital India to common people. He congratulated BSNL for becoming the foundation organization to Digital India. He stressed to provide the quality telecom services to all the people. At last he congratulated AIBSNLEA for the grand success of the open session.

Com. Devesh Sharma, OS (North) AIBSNLEA CHQ extended the vote of thanks.

 

After the Open Session, an interactive session was organized in which Com GS replied all the queries raised by the members.

 

The entire Conference Hall was Jam Packed with mammoth gathering. At the end of the Circle Conference the elections were held for the new Circle body for the next term. Com. Phool Chand DGM (F), Com A.K. Singh SDE and Com A.K. Singh SDE (IT) were unanimously elected as Circle President, Circle Secretary and Circle Treasurer respectively  for the next term.   <<<<Click here for glimpses>>>>

11.08.2015:  GS writes to Mrs. Sujata Ray, Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding promotions from SDEs (T) to AGM /DE (T) on regular basis -<Click here for letter>>>
11.08.2015:   Demonstration on 12.08.2015, protesting the decision of the cabinet for the formation of a Subsidiary tower company: All the Circle / Branch Secretaries are requested to participate in the demonstration on 12.08.2015 on the call of Forum of BSNL Unions / Associations against the arbitrary decision of the Government of India for formation of a Subsidiary Tower Company of BSNL Mobile Towers.
10.08.2015:  Meeting with GM (FP):

GS along with OS (North) and Advisor (North) met with GM (FP) and discussed-

(a) CPC from AO to CAO- We requested to expedite CPC for promotions from AO to CAO. GM (FP) mentioned that the Court case has been posted for hearing on 21.09.2015 in the Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh, but meanwhile after taking further legal opinion and discussion with our Association, some solution will be taken to expedite the CPC.

(b) Request/Tenure transfers of AOs/CAOs- We requested for consideration of request/Tenure transfers of AOs/CAOs. GM (FP) assured for an early consideration and issuing transfer orders.

(c) Gradation list of JAOs- GM (FP) mentioned that he has received several representations in this regard and shortly the reply will be given to all concern including Association.

(d) Consideration of some AOs/CAOs transfer cases modification/retention/cancellation on genuine grounds- GM (FP) assured to examine the case submitted by the Association.

10.08.2015:  Meeting with GM (Pers.)

GS along with OS (North) and Advisor (North) met with GM (Pers.) and discussed-

(a) DE to DGM Promotions- We expressed our serious concern for implementation of Hon'ble Supreme Court Judgement on TES Gr ?B' seniority and submitting the BSNL's view to the expert Committee for its implementation. GM (Pers.) assured to discuss the matter with Dir (HR) and CMD and the Association. Thereafter only BSNL's final view will be submitted to expert committee.

(b) Filling up of the vacant DGM posts in BSNL Corporate Office by looking after- We requested to fill up Telecom Operation DGM posts by look after arrangement till the time DE to DGM (Adhoc/Regular) CPC is conducted. GM (Pers.) assured to look into the matter.

10.08.2015:  Meeting with Director (HR):

GS along with FS, OS (North) and Advisor (North) met with Dir (HR) and discussed-

(a) Filling up the vacant DGM posts- We expressed our serious concern for non-filling up of the vacant DGM posts. Dir (HR) appreciated our concern and assured to discuss the matter with GM (Pers.) for an early action in this regard.

(b) CWC Meeting at Kolkata: We further extended invitation as Guest of Honor to Dir (HR) for attending the CWC meet at Kolkata on 25.08.2015. She confirmed the program to attend the OPEN SESSION on 25.08.2015, along with CMD BSNL.

(C) HR integration in BSNL: We requested for HR integration in true sense in BSNL by bringing all discipline HR functions under the control of Dir (HR) to avoid discrimination & anomalies and smooth cadre promotions. Dir (HR) appreciated our concern and assured to discuss the matter with competent authority.

(d) Filling up the posts of EE (C/E/Arch):- We expressed our concern against non-filling up of the vacant EE (C/E/Arch)  posts as per the recent Executive order allowing diploma holder SDEs having 10 years technical experience. She mentioned that it is in her notice and she will take care of it.

09.08.2015:  Felicitation of Shri N.K. Mehta, Director (Enterprises):

GS, OS (North), Advisor (North) met with Shri N.K. Mehta, Director (Enterprises) and presented him a bouquet on assuming the high office of Director (Enterprises), BSNL Board. we assured our fullest cooperation. <<<Click here for the Photo>>>

09.08.2015:  BSNL NEWS IN MEDIA:

(i) BSNL pegs initial tower biz revenues at Rs 940 crore: CMD   <<<Click here for detail news>>>>

(ii) Cabinet takes call to revive BSNL, MTNL    <<<Click here for detail news>>>>

(iii) Cabinet approves hiving off BSNL towers into new company   <<<Click here for detail news>>>>

09.08.2015: Convener, Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations writes to GSs  of All Unions/Associations<<<Click here for letter>>>>>>

(ii) Forum writes to CMD BSNL on holding of demonstrations on 12.08.2015, protesting the decision for formation of a Subsidiary Tower Company <<<Click here for letter>>>

06.08.2015:    Meeting with CMD BSNL: GS, FS and AGS (HQ) met with CMD BSNL and discussed regarding:

a. CWC meeting of AIBSNLA: We requested CMD BSNL to attend the CWC meeting of AIBSNLEA scheduled to be held at Kolkata on 25th and 26th August 2015 and the Circle Conference of UP (East) Telecom Circle going to be held on 11th August 2015. CMD confirmed that he will be attending the CWC meeting of AIBSNLEA at Kolkata however, he expressed his unavailability for the Circle Conference of UP (East) Telecom Circle due to Hon'ble MPs meeting at headquarters. He however assured that in his absence some senior level officer from BSNL Corporate Office; most probably ED (NB) will represent him.

b. Merger of QA Circle with T&D Circle: We expressed the anxiety of the staff stationed the head quarters of QA at Bangalore. CMD categorically mentioned that only CGM, QA Circle Office is being merged with CGM T&D Circle and the GM (QA) office will remain as it is at Bangalore. Hence, only a few of the officers/official will have to move to Jabalpur that too on the willingness of the concerned affected officer/official. He further said that this arrangement is being made to curtail the un-necessary expenditure on the CGM level officers in the interest of BSNL. He advised the staff not to come under panic. Also, similar decision has been taken to merge NTR & NTP, STR & STP, ETR & ETP and WTR & WTP Circles also to reduce the establishment costs.

c. Creation of Tower Subsidiary: In this regard CMD mentioned that the Union Cabinet has recently taken a decision to hive off BSNL's tower infra to a 100% owned subsidiary of BSNL. He categorically mentioned that this will benefit BSNL in it revival as it would help it monetise it. BSNL has around 64,000 towers across the country valued at around R20,000 crore according to industry estimates. He said all the private telcos have already hived off their towers around 10 years ago. So far BSNL has leased around 5,471 towers to various private telecom companies earning revenue of Rs 432.6 crore at the end of May this year. Currently, BSNL has tower sharing agreements with most private players. As its towers are spread across the country, even in the remote areas, private telcos prefer to share BSNL's infrastructure. After formation of the new subsidiary of BSNL, a concentrated effort will be made to streamline this segment. In addition to this he informed that BSNL will get refunds for surrendering part of the CDMA spectrum that was put up for auction this year in March. The compensation works out to R169.16 crore for BSNL The compensation for has came in lieu of surrendering one block of 1.25 MHz of CDMA spectrum in four circles. CMD also mentioned that after creation of the 100% subsidiary company of BSNL, the loss accrued towards depreciation will be reduced as well as the 8% tax on the revenue earned by leasing out of towers will be saved.  

05.08.2015:    GS Appeal:

AIBSNLEA CHQ has been informed about some incidents against SC/ST officials/officers in BSNL. AIBSNLEA never supports such incidents at all. AIBSNLEA is committed and assured to safeguard the interest of all the BSNL employees including all castes and religion and appeal to all the members to follow this accepted policy <<<Click here for the Appeal>>>

1.    05.08.2015:  GS writes to

     (a)  The Director (HR), BSNL Board, regarding appeal against the penalty imposed by the disciplinary authority in the disciplinary proceeding ? Case of Smt. Sneha Joshi, AO, O/o the CGMT, MP Circle ?<<<Click here for letter>>>

2.  (b) The GM (FP), BSNL Corporate Office, regarding Representation received from Shri S. Baji Shyda, JAO % GMTD, Guntur, AP Circle regarding Pay fixation of JAO (Deptl)(40% quota) of 2010 batch arising out of Non-Executives wage revision orders dated 07.05.2010 and subsequent clarification dated 18.5.2011- Allowing option for revision of pay from the date of promotion to the grade of JAO 2. Representation received from Shri A. Narayana Bhat, JAO (Officiating), HR No. 198504813 % GMT, BSNL, Mangalore-575001 regarding regularization of JAOs who have passed /qualified in JAOs Part-I descriptive Examination as per DOT syllabus and pattern regarding 3. Requests for Posting/retention/transfer /Cancellation in the Cadre of Accounts Personnel-?<<<Click here for letter>>>

     (c)  The GM (Pers.), BSNL Corporate Office, regarding Posting/retention/transfer/Cancellation in the Cadre of SDE 2.  Posting/retention/transfer /Cancellation in the Cadre of DGM-?<<<Click here for letter>>>

( d ) The ED (NB),   BSNL Corporate Office, regarding  Posting/retention/transfer /Cancellation in the Cadre of SDE(TF)/AGM(TF)-  <<<Click here for letter>>>

05.08.2015: Preparations regarding the CWC meeting scheduled to be held at Kolkata on 25th and 26th August, 2015 - Format for the Report of the Circle Secretary to be placed in the CWC meeting of AIBSNLEA.

A format for the Report of the Circle Secretary to be placed in the CWC meeting of AIBSNLEA scheduled to be held at Kolkata on 25th and 26th August, 2015 has been designed and sent to all the Circle Secretaries and CHQ Office Bearers through their email. All the Circle Secretaries and CHQ Office Bearers are requested to kindly check their mail boxes. In case, if any Circle Secretary or CHQ Office Bearer does not receives the email, the fact be informed to CHQ immediately for its resend.

05.08.2015: Joint Committee Meeting on CPSU cadre hierarchy with ED (NB):

Today GS attended the Joint committee meeting with ED (NB) and discussed regarding implementation of CPSU cadre hierarchy. In today's meeting the GSs of AIBSNLEA, AIGETOA and SNEA (I) pleaded for non post based time bound promotions up to SG-JAG level and post based promotion after SAG and above. BSNL Management side continued to plead in case the designation and functional promotions are given to the grade on time bound manner, then the number of DEs and DGMs will increase which will imbalance the pyramid. Staff side pleaded that the even today the pyramid is not maintained in view of the pending court cases on TES Gr B Seniority causing stagnation on JTO to SDE promotions (20 Years), SDE to DE promotions (17 Years) despite of the vacancies in SDE (T) around 11,000, DE about 1200 and DGM about 700. To overcome the problem and to remove stagnation implementation of assured promotion policy i.e. CPSU cadre hierarchy is the only solution.

 

Chairman, Committee proposed to stringent the bench marks i.e. minimum good entry and increasing the time bound promotion span from 5 years to 6-7-8 years, qualification and interview. Staff side representatives strongly opposed it and categorically mentioned that any dilution in the existing EPP will not be accepted and the committee should keep in mind that in BSNL absorbed and BSNL Recruited both type of executives are available hence there should be a promotion policy which satisfy both the groups and meet the requirement of BSNL.

 

Chairman, Committee suggested to give some more feedback based on other CPSU's promotion policy etc. for further discussions in the next committee meeting which is scheduled on 13th August 2015 at 15.00 Hrs.

05.08.2015:  Update on the matter of JTO to SDE promotion in Hon'ble High Court  of Kerala: The case OP (CAT) No. 45/2015 in the matter of JTO to SDE promotion in Hon'ble High Court of Kerala came up for hearing today. New parties impleaded in the case. Since new grounds were brought by the applicant, BSNL sought time to file the reply. The is now posted for further hearing on 12.08.2015(Wednesday).

04.08.2015:BSNL Corporate Office issued order regarding

(i) Inter Circle transfer of AGM/DE (Telecom) - <<<Order>>>  

(ii) Requirement of APARs/ shown certificate of all working AGM/DE(T) on Regular basis for considering them for promotion to DGM(T) as per eligibility-<<<Click here for order>>>

04.08.2015: Meeting on remaining agenda items held with the representatives of forum comprising of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA under the chairmanship of Director (HR). From management side GM (Pers), GM (Estt), Sr. GM (SR), GM (FP), Add. GM (Pers) and DGM (SR) were present along with Director (HR) and from Forum side, GS AIBSNLEA, AGS (HQ) AIBSNLEA, AGS (Fin) AIBSNLEA, GS AIGETOA, CS AIGETOA Delhi and CWC AIGETOA Delhi were present in the meeting. Records of discussion on various issues are as under:   

1.     Immediate implementation of digital signature by all circles with respect to EPF cases settlement of BSNL recruited employees, resolution of all EPF Anomalies, and EPF contribution during training period.

Compliance report on implementation of digital signature will called from all the circles to ensure the 100% implementation of digital signature. Necessary order will be issued to make EPF contribution for the training period. Director (HR) will personally make effort for waiver of penalty to EPFO. Other anomalies, if any, will be resolved on case to case basis at appropriate level. 

 

2.     Promotions through LDCE in SDE cadre:

(a)   LDCE from JTO to SDE (T): Early declaration of result for last LDCE and conduction of LDCE for promotion from JTO (T) to SDE (T) for the vacancy available till date.

LDCE result is under process and will be ready in next two months but there is stay from Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh on account of reservation in promotion for which hearing is scheduled to be held on 25th Aug, 2015. Prior to that in a similar case in AO to CAO promotion hearing is scheduled on 5th Aug, 2015 wherein officers from SEA and Pers Cell has prepared appropriate reply and will personally appear in the CAT, hopefully stay will be vacated in this hearing. Pers Cell is actively pursuing to Honorable Shimla High Court for combined exam for the reaming vacancies of LDCE quota of SDE (T). Once result of the present LDCE is declared, next exam will be notified immediately.

   

(b)   LDCE from JTO (TF) to SDEs (TF) on regular basis.

The syllabus of LDCE from JTO (TF) to SDEs (TF) will be circulated/notified within one week and notification of LDCE will be issued in Sep-2015 for conducting LDCE in the month of Dec-15.

 

3.    Provide additional increment to all the executives promoted through 2012 SDE (T) LDCE, to compensate loss of notional increment due to delayed Exam/Result on the part of BSNL.

GM (Pers) informed that in a similar case as per direction from Honorable Court, notional increment is extended to 124 petitioners against LDCE held in 2002 but same can not be generalized. Forum has pleaded that same benefits must be given to similarly affected executives for LDCE-2012 instead of forcing them to go to the various courts. Director (HR) appreciated our concern and directed GM (Pers) to discuss the court judgment with her and then decision will be taken.

 

4.   Settlement of pay anomaly cases wherein senior Executives are drawing less pay than their juniors and antedating of pay.

Forum pleaded to implement the Honorable Supreme Court judgment allowing stepping up of pay to all affected executives. Forum further pleaded that stepping up of pay as per the Apex court judgment is already implemented under NEPP. Director (HR) directed GM (Pers) for taking early decision in this regard. Regarding antedating of pay GM (Estt) assured to provide the calculation sheet on antedating of pay on the basis of earlier BSNL CO PAT section order issued after second PRC implementation and than modified order in 2011. Accordingly case will be process to the competent authority for final decision.

     

5.   Special recruitment of JTO/JAO for hard tenure Circles / Implementation of Transfer Policy in its true spirit in all disciplines and consideration of Rule-8 cases by circles, spouse cases as per the prevalent guidelines.

Director (HR) acknowledged the hardship of the executives posted in hard tenure/deficits stations/circles and mentioned that BSNL management is seized with problem and considering the special recruitment in such circles. Apart from this, some immediate possible measures will be taken to mitigate the hardship of executives.

  

6.   E1+5 Increments benefit to JTO (SRD), JAOs 2013 batch and PAs: The BSNL Management Committee has cleared the proposal of E1+5 Increments benefit to JTO (SRD), JAOs 2013 batch and PAs which is pending for BSNL Board approval. Also settlement of Pay Anomaly cases of Departmental JTOs outsider quota.

Director (HR) directed GM (Estt) to put up the case in the next board meeting to be held in Aug-15 delinking from HR plan approval.

 

7.   Inordinate delay in settlement of disciplinary cases: We have been requesting BSNL Management for the settlement of long pending disciplinary cases. Many cases are pending more than 7-8 years and no decision is given, causing undue harassment to the executives on promotions and retirement. As per CVC guidelines all the disciplinary cases needs early settlement.

 Director (HR) advised to submit the list of long pending disciplinary cases for early decisions.

 

8.   Post based promotions for PA/PS up to PPS and Sr. PPS Cadre. Common Recruitment Rules & Nomenclature and introduction of Promotion Policy for Stenos (Dying Cadre)

Director (HR) directed Add. GM (Pers), convener of the committee headed by ED (CN) to submit committee report within two months time for decision.

 

9.     Allowing option to departmental JAOs who joined after 07-05-2010.

 Issue is already resolved. Forum extends sincere thanks for resolving the issues.

 

10.  Early finalization of New SDE RR-2014 & JTO RRs-2014 (without degradation of Scale & Qualification) and in line with the suggestions submitted by associations.

Director (HR) directed GM (Estt) and GM (Pers) to put up the issues in next board meeting delinking from HR Plan finalization for resolution.

 

11.  Implementation of DPE order for payment of 78.2% IDA fitment benefit   w.e.f.  01.01.2007 for BSNL Pensioners.

Director (HR) directed GM (Estt) to write letter to DOT showing concern of BSNL for early settlement of the issue.

 

12.    No MT and DGM Recruitment from outside.

 Forum has raised serious objection on MT/DGM recruitment from outside ignoring more qualified, experienced and deserving internal executives. Forum has appraised that BSNL Board has taken decision to recruits about 200 DGM in some specialized field like HR, Marketing, Sales etc. but later on decision is deliberately manipulated and recruitment is made in Operation and Finance wherein thousands of executives having all the requisite qualification and experience are already available in BSNL. Internal executives possessing all the qualification and experience as prescribed for external candidates have been debarred and result is also not declared who appeared in the same exam. This is clear cut act of giving undue benefits to external candidates and making recruitment from some targeted candidates. Forum is likely to approach to CVC for vigilance inquiry if DGM recruitment is not immediately withdrawn. Although GM (Pers) tried to convince Director (HR) in the name of requirement of some outside fresh blood but Director (HR) was fully convince that she is not against any lateral recruitment but there should not be any discrimination with internal candidates, in fact preferential treatment should be given to internal executives over external candidates. Director (HR) assured that she will go through the detail of the issues and ensure that no discrimination is happen with internal executives.

04.08.2015:   4th Circle Conference of AIBSNLEA MP Circle held at Bhopal on 31st July, 2015 and 01st August, 2015:The 'Open Session' of 4th Circle Conference was held at Rajiv Gandhi Auditorium NITTTR , Shyamla Hills Bhopal on 1st August 2015.The open session was inaugurated by Honorable Shri Alok Sanjar, Hon'ble Member of Parliament from Bhopal by lightning of Saraswati Jyoti & there after by Saraswati Pooja in presence of Shri G. C. Pandey CGM M.P. Circle, Shri Mahesh Shukla Sr.GM Bhopal, Shri M.F. Ansari Sr.GM Admin & HR, Shri Sandeep Sawaekar Sr.GM EB, Shri C.L. Yadav Sr.GM Opr., Shri Prahlad Rai, General Secretary AIBSNLEA, Shri C.M. Saste Organizing Secretary (West) CHQ and Shri R.P. Shahu General Secretary AIGETOA,

 

Earlier, a two minute silence in respect of Bharat Ratan Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was observed.

                

The hall was jam packed and was full to its capacity. After welcome of guests, leaders of Unions & Associations, the welcome speech was presented by Circle President Shri H.M. Bajpai, he welcome all the guests. He also read the Key Note address and underline the important issues at CHQ level as well as circle level.

 

Shri Alak Sanchar Hon'ble MP, in his address stress upon more efforts & improved services by BSNL. He assured to do all his best for its betterment. Hon'ble MP also explain the necessity of sanghathan & share his experiences.

 

Com. Parwez Khan announced that All India Vice President of ST Welfare Association had also taken the primary membership of AIBSNLEA. GS Welcome him by garlanding. Shri Rajesh Hindolia in his speech said that he has full confidence in the leadership of Com. Prahlad Rai & Com. Parwez Khan. He assured to work hard for AIBSNLEA. ACS BSNLEU Com. Balendu Parsai on behalf of Convener Forum of Unions & Association M.P. address the gathering. CS AIGETOA Com. P.N. Gautam, CP Com. R.K. Raikwar, DS NFTE Com. K.S Thakur & CS SNEA (I) Com. Dutta Majumdar also addressed the open session.

 

Com. C.M. Saste in his speech informed the house about the activities of AIBSNLEA West Zone & congratulate MP Circle for organizing a grand open session.

 

Com. R.P. Shahu, GS, AIGETOA impressed upon the wrong policies of management for ignoring the well talented, experienced & well educated available officers in BSNL & trying to impose MT's. He stress upon for officers unity to fight for injustice.

 

Com. Prahlad Rai in a very impressive & commanding speech covered all the issues from viability of BSNL to the organizational matters detailed below:

 

Regarding Impact of New Schemes on BSNL: Com. GS informed the house that during the last Financial Year only 8 lakhs mobile connection were added in all India but after launch of these schemes there is a jump of 36% in this segment and during May 2015 it is increased to 11.6 lakhs. Now during the July 2015, it has already crossed 15 lakhs connections.  And there is a scope of further increase in this segment up to 30 lakh connections. Regarding MNP, the port-in which was earlier negative has now converted into positive up to 1 lakh line per month. With these developments the revenue will also increase shortly. Before launching of these schemes in All India the disconnection was 1.20 lakh per month. Now up to 15th July 2015 the disconnection is reduced to 40-45 thousands. Also Ten (10) Telecom Circles A & N, Assam, Chennai TD, Haryana, Jharkhand, J&K, NE-I, Punjab, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu are coming to positive side. Regarding franchise policy, he told that franchise premises is to be visited daily by Managers (SDEs/JTOs) and Retail outlets by the concerned TTAs/TMs.

 

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

 

Agitation Programme of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA: As per the assurance given by CMD, BSNL in response to the Notice for the organizational program, meeting of United forum of Executives was held With the CMD BSNL and in the presence of Director (HR) on dated 13.07.2015, CMD BSNL directed Director (HR) to have detail discussion on all the issues for time bound resolution.  We understand that our all the HR issues are now on right track and definitely be resolved in due time.

 

Pay fixation of JAOs(Deptl)(40% quota): Com. GS mentioned that the AIBSNLEA consistent efforts ultimately yielded result in getting released order  regarding pay fixation of JAOs(Deptl)(40% quota) of 2010 Batch arising out of Non-Executives' Wage revision orders dated 7.5.2010 and subsequent clarification dated 18.5.15

 

Refund of BWA Spectrum: Regarding this Com. GS informed that from reliable sources it is learnt that BSNL has received a sanction of Rs. 830 Crores against BWA Spectrum refund. AIBSNLEA along with Forum was pursuing it since long.

 

JTO To SDE Promotion: JTO-SDE promotion case in Hon'ble Kerala High Court was heard 23.07.2015 but due to lack of time postponed for further hearing on 27/7/2015(Monday) & now posted for 29.7.15.

 

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

 

Free calls to pensioners: Free calls to pensioners in their concessional telephones should be regularized as per BSNL CO order dated 12.07.2007 which should be 500+220 free calls, as presently allowed to ordinary subscribers as free calls, instead of 500 +50 calls, as was allowed to ordinary subscribers as free calls earlier and Extension of night calling facility to concessional phones to pensioners and also service connection to employees. On both the issues the matter is under consideration and as per the earlier letters of our Association proposal has been mooted to the competent authority for consideration and approval.

 

FR 22-1(a)-i pay fixation to Officiating JTOs: Regarding Implementation of Hon'ble CAT, PB, New Delhi's judgment in OA No. 3883/2014, MA No.3364/2014 and MA No. 2265/2014 - Fixation of pay under FR-22(1)(a)(i) to the members of AIBSNLEA, our association is shortly submitting the list to BSNL Management. GS appealed all the Branch Secretaries of AIBSNLEA to immediately send the list of AIBSNLEA members of officiating JTOs to AIBSNLEA CHQ for further submission to the BSNL Management to produce before the Hon'ble PB, CAT.

 

CPC from JTO to SDE (T): Regarding this GS apprised that about 6600 posts are vacant. As soon as the stay order is vacated from the Hon'ble High Court Kerala, the CPC will be expedited and promotion order will be issued if all things goes in right direction.

 

Regarding Educational Qualification for Promotion of EE (Civil/Electrical): GS apprised the house how the AIBSNLEA's consistent efforts yielded result in getting released order regarding  educational qualification for promotion to the grade of EE (Civil/Electrical). AIBSNLEA was continuously trying to ensure that the diploma qualified JTOs/SDEs of Civil/Electrical/ Arch Engineering Wing are allowed to get promotion to the grade of EE(Civil/Electrical/Arch.). AIBSNLEA will ensure to get expedite CPCs to fill up vacant EE(Civil/Electrical/Arch.) around 240 in Civil and 100 in Electrical Wing immediately. Association is pursuing hard for filling up of the vacant SE(C & E) and SDE(C) vacant posts. The proposal to fill up SE(C) & EE(C) vacant posts has already been processed & have been approved. Now, the CPCs are being initiated. We hope for filling up all vacant SE(C), EE(C) and SDE(C) vacant posts.

 

Antedating of Pay: GS informed that our association is of the view to restore the initial orders of BSNL Corporate Office allowing antedating of pay to seniors with respect to their juniors. The later date order is not giving any pay protection to seniors with respect to their juniors in true sense.

 

Regarding CPCs in Finance and Telecom Wing: GS informed that the association had taken up the case with GM (FP). GM (FP) has informed that the concerned officers from Haryana Telecom Circle dealing the court case have been asked to attend Corporate Office to discuss the matter and thereafter AGM (SEA), BSNL CO will visit Chandigarh to take the clearance from the Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh to expedite the CPCs from AO to CAO and JAO to AO. He further mentioned that the SEA Cell has been directed to initiate CPC from JAO to AO, DGM (F- Adhoc) to DGM (F-Regular) and CAO to DGM (Finance) immediately. He further mentioned that the similar action will be taken w.r.t. JTO (T) to SDE (T), SDE (T) to DE (T) promotions also. The DE to DGM Promotions are under consideration.

 

PPS posts in field units: Our association is trying hard for creation of PPS posts in field units. The matter is lagging as some of the circles had not send the vacancies status.

 

Regarding Restructuring of AD (OL) cadre: On the Notional Pay fixation w.e.f. 1.10.2000 to all upgraded pay scales and some other issues, our association is pressing time bound action. The committee constituted under the Chairmanship of Shri Harsh Wardhan Addl. GM (CP&M), BSNL C.O. has submitted the report to the competent authority to revise the pay scale of Rajbhasha Adhikari at par with SDE/AO scale. But the committee report is pending with the GM (Pers.) for more than 8 months without any decision. We have demanded to restructure the cadre by change of designation as AD(OL) and to ensure promotions up to DD (O/L) STS grade. Assurance from Management is given to process the Committee report to settle the issue within one month time.

 

Payment of Rs.1,250 crore as subsidy from USO Fund: Regarding this he mentioned that the Telecom Commission has approved Payment of Rs.1,250 crore to BSNL as subsidy from USO Fund and now it will go for the approval of the Cabinet.

 

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

 

Calculation of pension contribution: This demand is not yet settled and that pension contribution is still being calculated on the maximum of the pay scale, instead of on the actual basic pay. We demand to rectify this which can reduce huge financial burden on BSNL.

 

Transfer of Assets: Regarding transfer of assets not much development has taken place on this issue, since the discussion that took place on 01.05.2015. DoT is taking over BSNL's buildings and lands in many places. We demand that all needful steps should be taken for the immediate transfer of entire assets to BSNL.

 

Repayment of salary paid to the employees deputed to Term Cell:  Salary paid by BSNL to the employees deputed to Term Cell, is not yet refunded by the DoT. Our association demand immediate action on the issue needful would be done.

 

The Guest of Honor, CGMT MP Circle in his speech stress upon the unity of all unions & associations and appeal to all to work together for BSNL. He appeal to the Executives of Madhya Pradesh to work very hard and bring MP Positive in growth rate as well as at revenue side. CGMT share his earlier experience when he worked as GMTD Bhopal & Indore & have full confidence in them & hope soon results will come in & MP will be number one in India.

 

A large number of lady members were also present in the house Shri P.K. Jha a new member of AIBSNLEA presented the vote of thanks.

 

At this occasion, the new body for next term was elected unanimously with Com. H.M. Bajpai as President, Com. Mohd. Parwez Khan as Circle Secretary & Com. Amar Singh as Financial Secretary respectively. <<<<Click here for glimpses>>>>

03.08.2015:  GS writes to

 (a ) The GM (FP) BSNL Corporate Office, regarding representation received from Shri Arvind Kumar Gupta, Staff No. 182502, regarding cancellation of his transfer to Gujarat Circle.(2) Representation received from Shri Sudipto Kumar Das Gupta, JAO (TRA), % GMTD, BSNL, Gaya regarding grant of benefit of scale revision to the JAOs (Dept) (40% quota) 2012 batch as given to the JAO, (Dept) (40% quota) 2010 Batch vide letter No. 7-4/2010-SEA-BSNL (Pt-I) of given BSNL Corporate office New Delhi dated 24.7.2015. (3) Requests for Posting/retention/transfer /Cancellation in the Cadre of Accounts Personnel. <<<Click here for letter>>>

(b) The GM (Pers.), BSNL Corporate Office, regarding requests for Posting/retention/transfer /Cancellation/retention in the Cadre of AGM/DE (2) Requests for Posting/retention/transfer /Cancellation/retention in the Cadre of SDE ? <<<Click here for letter>>>

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

03.08.2015:BSNL Corporate Office issued order regarding

(i) Inter Circle transfer of SDEs (Telecom) - <<<Order1>>>   <<<Order2>>>   <<<Order3>>>

(ii) Calling of VC w.r.t. promotion in the grade of Architect (STS)(E4) on regular basis-<<<Click here for order>>>

03.08.2015:BSNL NEWS IN MEDIA:

(i) N Poonguzhali becomes first woman CGM in BSNL, TN   <<<Click here for detail news>>>>

(ii) COAI seeks equal opportunity for members in BSNL pacts  <<<Click here for detail news>>>>

(iii) BSNL's new combo roaming  <<<Click here for detail news>>>>

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

31.07.2015:  BSNL Corporate Office issued orders regarding:

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

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

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

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

30.07.2015:  BSNL Corporate Office issued orders regarding:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

d. CPCs:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

28.07.2015:    Meeting with PGM (EW):

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

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

28.07.2015:    CWC meet of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA at Kolkata:

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

28.07.2015:   United Forum of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA writes:

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

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

AIBSNLEA condolences on the sad demise of

Former President of India

Bharat Ratna Shri APJ Abdul Kalam.

May his soul rest in peace.

27.07.2015:   BSNL Corporate Office issued orders regarding

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

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

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

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

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

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

27.07.2015:  Joint Committee Meeting with ED (NB):

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

23.07.2015:  GS writes to

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

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

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

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

23.07.2015: Refund of BWA Specturm

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

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

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

23.07.2015:   Meeting with CMD, BSNL:

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

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

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

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

22.07.2015:  GS writes to 

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

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

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

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

22.07.2015:  BSNL NEWS IN MEDIA:

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

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

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

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

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

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

22.07.2015:  BSNL Corporate office issued order regarding

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

21.07.2015:   MOST URGENT - ALL CIRCLE / BRANCH SECRETARIES

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

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

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

20.07.2015:   BSNL Corporate Office issued orders regarding

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

20.07.2015:   United Forum of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA writes:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

AIBSNLEA WISHES

A VERY HAPPY & PROSPEROUS

Eid-ul-Fitr

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17.07.2015:   BSNL Corporate Office issued orders regarding

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

16.07.2015:   BSNL Corporate Office issued orders regarding

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3.  Conduction of various CPCs on a regular basis:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

14.07.2015:  Meeting with Director(Estt)/DoT

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

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

14.07.2015:  Meeting with GM (FP)

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

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

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

14.07.2015:  Meeting with GM (Pers.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

13.07.2015:   GS writes to

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

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

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

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

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