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11.06.2014:  AIBSNLEA notified its Central Working Committee meeting at RTTC Premises, Hyderabad on 21st (Thursday), 22nd (Friday) and 23rd (Saturday) August-2014 <<<Click here for CWC Notification>>>  <<Click here for CWC re-notification>>>

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Central Coordination Committee of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA formed: The Central Coordination Committee of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA is formed with the following Central Office Bearers i.e.

CHQ President AIBSNLEA

General Secretary, AIBSNLEA

Financial Secretary, AIBSNLEA

CHQ President AIGETOA

General Secretary, AIGETOA

Financial Secretary, AIGETOA

Similarly Coordination  Committees at Circle / Branche level should also be formed immediately by the Circles/Branches Office Bearers throughout the country to face the ensuing referendum of Majority Executives’ Association in BSNL and to short out the  problems of the members of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA jointly.

AIBSNLEA WISHES

A VERY HAPPY

&

PROSPEROUS

EID -2014

TO ONE AND ALL-

EID MUBARAK

26.07.2014:  Spl. GB meeting of AIBSNLEA BGTD District Branch Karnataka Circle  at Bangalore on 25.07.2014: A mammoth gathered and very beautifully arranged Spl GB Meeting was held at Auditorium, 6th Floor, Telephone House, Bangalore on 25/07/2014. Meeting was started with Invocation song sung by Smt. Sudha and Smt. Jayshree. Two minute silence absorbed in the memory of Com B S Sarasambi PS BGTD & VP-II, AIBSNLEA KTK who died on 17.07.2014 due pneumonia. Com M Marappa Distt President presided over the function and conducted proceedings. Com S K Hiremath DS, BGTD and ACS-I KTK Circle welcomed the gathering. Com Ullhas Gurav presented flower  bouquets to the guests. Com Hiremath spoke on shortage materials, quality of service, strengthening of organization. He appealed to members to work hard to bringing back surrendered LLs and BBs. 

The Spl GB Meeting was attended and addressed by Com. Prahlad Rai, General Secretary, Com S R Patil OS(South), Com H Y Andeli CS, Com M R Nagaraj CP, AIBSNLEA KTK, Com B G Manjunath, AIGETOA, CHQ Office bearer, Com Sundar Raju CS AIGETOA, KTK.

The Spl GB meeting was also attended by Com S B Kiran SDE(Civil), VP, Com K R Idli, FS, Com Krishnegowda ACS, Com Ulhas Gurav  CWC Members Com S B Balaraddiyavar ,Com B Ramachandra, Com Mahantesh Banagar. Com R A Manjunath AS-III, Com Nalwad, DS QA BG, Com Rudrappa DS, CACT BG, Com Lokesh DS Mobiles, BG, Com C M B Kodlekere DS STR BG,   Com B V Ramachandra, DS Mysore, Com Gnanananda DS Hassan TD .

Com Sunder Raju CS AIGETOA KTK spoken  on non settlement of genuine demands of Graduate Engineers viz. Rule-8 transfers, E2 and E3 pay scale for JTOs & SDEs, EPF, Pension etc. He appealed to GS,AIBSNLEA to settle our guanine demands. He told that AIBSNLEA will emerge no. 1 Assn in referendum.

Com M R Nagaraj CP  appealed to all members to strive hard to make BSNL in viable condition. Then only we can survive. It is responsibility of the members to elect AIBSNLEA as majority Assn.

Com H Y Andeli CS spoken on congratulated both GSs of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA for MOU on referendum of membership verification,  Circle issues, Achievements of AIBSNLEA, IDA Scale with Govt Pension etc, Transparent transfer policy, struggle and growth of promotee officers since 1986. He appealed to all members to strive hard to put AIBSNLEA in No. 1 position in referendum of BSNL executives Associations proposed to be held in Dec., 2014

GS AIBSNLEA, Shri Prahlad Rai, in his address as follows First of all GS listed out the various issues which were taken up by the Association with the Management like 2nd PRC, 30% point to point fixation, Time bound promotions ,78.2 fixation, Mobile Service Connections with handset  to all executives, successful of tender for GSM equipment for North India, GSM for South India already equipments were supplied,  General Secretary has emphasized about the current status of holding CPC's for the executives, accounts/engineering/ ADOL/PA/ PS/ Civil/Electrical streams were in pipeline for the promotional issues. The hardship issue of EPF has been resolved with continuous pursuance. GS mentioned that AIBSNLEA is the only association comprising multiple cadre association and pressed for the AIGETOA members and others to  vote for AIBSNLEA association to become No 1 executive association in ensuing December-10th 2014 referendum. GS explained about the 30% pension contribution for the social security of fresh BSNL recruities. GS mentioned in respect of Rule-8 Transfers the JTO recruitment are in pipeline.        

GS also detailed about the JTO RR-2014 which is already framed which had the old scale and with the effort of GS provision of starting scale with 5 increments has been included. GS also briefed about the issues to be taken up in future. Fast track promotion based on qualification and exam for the Graduate Engineers. EPF and 30 % superannuation benefit for the employees recruited by BSNL. Extension of 78.2 fitment for retired employees. To take up the issue of E1A & E2A pay scales which is not there in any of the CPSU's and learnt that DOPE/DOT have rejected the proposal for the same reason, GS appealed that we should be prepared for organisation activities with management in days to come Revival of benefits like LTC and Medical which is related to revenue of the BSNL and stressed about making BSNL profitable in future. In respect of 3rd PRC GS expressed that the association/Union will not have a say on the pay/Perks if BSNL does not make profit, mentioned that the revenue earned by BSNL is 27000 Crores and Expenditure is about 34000 Crores, the difference of 7000 Crores is cumulative. BSNL is facing financial crunch towards OPEX and BSNL has taken loan at the rate of 14.92% interest, BSNL appealed to the government for waiving off the notional loan.

Com Manjunath B G AIGETOA CHQ OB spoke that  our association has decided to jointly fight for the issues of executives. Let us come together and show the power of unity so that we can be identified as king makers. Some of our issues are different than basic membership of AIBSNLEA but they are not contradictory, hence we have come together. If AIBSNLEA wins the forthcoming referendum process and became the largest executives association in BSNL, it will certainly give additional strength to AIGETOA. He appealed to GS, AIBSNLEA to settle our guanine demands. He told that AIBSNLEA will emerge no. 1 Assn in referendum.

GS replied all queries raised by members to their satisfaction. Com Meenakshi Ganesh Babu PS BGTD anchored whole progrmme very nicely. Meeting concluded with vote of thanks by Com Seshasayee Rangarajan, EM, BGTD <<<<Click here for glimpses>>>>

26.07.2014:  Meeting at NETFM Hyderabad on 21.07.2014: GS attended  and addressed the Spl. GB Meeting of NETFM Hyderabad Branch and appraised in detail the Status of HR issues and the issues related to Viability of BSNL. Com. Guruprasad Br. President in his welcome address appraised in detail the activities of NETFM Circle regarding full time two year MBA Programme, One year Post Graduate diploma offered through distance mode and other certificate course and the student of NETFM have secured all India First Rank in Certificate in Accounting Technician offered by ICAI. Com. GS assured to take up the matter with BSNL Management. Br. Secy. Sh Raj Kumar extended vote of thanks.

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26.07.2014:  Spl. GB meeting of AIBSNLEA Hubli District Branch Karnataka Circle  at Hubli on 23.07.2014: A very well arranged and mammoth gathered Spl GB Meeting was held at Ananth Residency, Hubli on 23/07/2014. The Spl GB Meeting was attended by Com. Prahlad Rai, General Secretary, Com P Venugopal President, AIBSNLEA CHQ, Com Amit Kumar Gupta Ex OS(East), Com R B Athani Ex. AGS(Engg), CHQ, Com B Ravindranath Advisor (Legal), Com H Y Andeli CS, Com M R Nagaraj CP, AIBSNLEA KTK, Com D Siddappa ACS, Com R S Kulkarni AS-I, Com S S Patil DS STR Hubli, Com Svami DS, Belgaum Branch, Com S B Balareddiyavar CWC Member  Com Rahul Aggarwal DS AIGETOA, Belgaum. Meeting was started with invocation song sung by Com Srinivas Padki,CAO Com I D Patil Welcomed the guests by presenting Bouquet.

Com H Y Andeli CS spoken on Circle issues, struggle and growth of promotee officers since 1986. Achievements of AIBSNLEA, IDA Scale with Govt Pension etc, Transparent transfer policy, He appealed to all members to strive hard to put AIBSNLEA in No. 1 Position in referendum of BSNL executives Associations proposed to be held in Dec., 2014

Com Rahul Aggrawal DS, AIGETOA, Belgaum spoke on non settlement of genuine demands of Graduate Engineers viz. E2 and E3 pay scale for JTOs & SDEs, EPF, Pension etc. He appealed to GS, AIBSNLEA for the settlement of  our genuine demands. He told that AIBSNLEA will emerge no. 1 Assn in referendum.

Com Amit Gupta EX. OS(E), CHQ spoke on MOU of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA and his 40 years Association in Trade Union movements, functioning of AIBSNLEA, materialization of verification etc.

Com R B Athani, Ex. AGS(Engg), CHQ spoke on profile of GS, Change in functioning of AIBSNLEA after taking over by Com Prahlad Rai as GS from 2006 He appealed to all member to bring AIBSNLEA as majority union in referendum.

CHQ President, Com P Venugopal in his address on viability of BSNL, financial condition of BSNL, He thanked organizers for arranging meeting in short notice. He appealed to members to mobilization for referendum.

GS AIBSNLEA, Shri Prahlad Rai, in his address expressed its serious resentment against non- implementation of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy in terms of non-post based time bound promotions upto the level of SG JAG grade and post based promotions after SAG grade and above, also non filling up of vacant Group-'A' and Group-'B' level executives posts. E-2 and E-3 Standard IDA pay scales are not finalized for JTO and SDE equivalent executives, abnormal delay in restructuring of AD(OL) cadre, regularization of Officiating JTOs, Creation of PPS posts, allowing to exercising option to Deptt. JAOs who joined after 07.05.2010, seniors are drawing less salary than their juniors on implementation of EPP, EPF Statement & Superannuation benefits to directly recruited employees as per DPE guidelines, Inordinate delay in settlement of disciplinary cases, 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, Amendment in BSNL Management Service Recruitment Rules-2009 for EE(C/E/Arch) to allow existing executives promotion upto EE level  and 78.2% IDA pay fixation for BSNL pensioners,  etc.  

Com GS informed that BSNL have made the Loss of more than 25000 Crores in last 4 years and due to un-helping attitude of the Govt. i.e. unjustified payment of spectrum charges (3G & BWA) of Rs. 18,500 Crores, non-reimbursement of licenses fee, USO Charges, non payment of  OPEX Charges, withdrawal of ADC, Payment of AGR, Non payment of rural subsidy in spite of TRAI recommendations  has adversely affected the viability of BSNL. Com. GS informed that BSNL is spending a huge amount on maintenance of 28,000 Rural exchanges in Rural Areas Telecom services but no regular payment of rural deficit charges is being done by the Government. In addition of this Spectrum Allocation and bidding process on High rates are the example of step behavior of Government towards BSNL, which is a Government owned company. While on the other hand Private Telecom Operators were allowed for bidding in selected Circle and also allowed sharing telecom services with other operators are the examples of unbiasing attitude of Govt. Scarcity of Cables, Telephone Instruments, MLLN Modem, Broadband Modem, Drop wires etc has affected the quality & growth of Telecom services. He explained that how the AIBSNLEA is continuously pursuing these viability related issue with the BSNL Management and DoT. He appealed the Circle Management to ensure the best utilization of expertise man power in BSNL.

Com M R Nagaraj CP in his address told about the financial condition of Karnataka BSNL, He appealed to all to strive hard to make BSNL in viable condition. Then only we can survive. Com B Ravindranath Advisor (Legal),CHQ anchored the whole programme. Com M L Mudrabet Ex. DS,Hubli TD. delivered vote of thanks.

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26.07.2014:  3rd Circle Executive Committee meeting of AIBSNLEA, A.P.  Circle held on 22.07.2014 & 23.07.2014 at Vasavi Club, Lakdikapul, Hyderabad: This is the first CEC meeting of AIBSNLEA AP Circle after signing the joint declaration by AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA on 13.07.2014 at CHQ level to face the membership verification of Executive Association in BSNL, jointly. The meeting has  its own importance in the light of above.  As such, General Secretary, Comrade Prahlad Rai & Comrade Venugopal, CHQ President  attended and addressed the meeting on 22.07.2014.  Comrade Laxman, CHQ Vice-President, AIGETOA and Comrade Veerabhadra Rao, CS AIGETOA along their local leaders and Comrades attended the meeting.  Comrade Kabir Das, General Secretary, Officiating JTOs Association also attended the meeting.

The meeting commenced at 11 a.m. under the President ship of Comrade Rajasekhar, Circle President, AIBSNLEA, A.P. Circle.  District Secretaries, District Presidents, CWC members, CEC members and special invitees from all the district branches of AIBSNLEA, A.P. Circle have attended the meeting.  Comrade J. Saibaba, Circle Secretary AIBSNLEA, A.P.  presented his report for the period from the last CEC meeting held during October 2013.  After discussion and clarifications by C.S., the report was adopted by the house.  Comrade S. Narender, Finance Secretary, AIBSNLEA, A.P. presented the audited financial statement from the last Circle Conference held during July 2012.  After clarifications by F.S., the report was adopted.

District Secretaries, CEC Members & CWC Members presented their reports to the house.  Circle Organizing Secretaries & A.C.S. Comrade M. Venkat Reddy addressed the meeting by presenting their reports also.

GS AIBSNLEA, Shri Prahlad Rai, in his address congratulated AP Circle branch for holding 3rd CEC meeting and expressed his best wishes.  He recalled the 1st AIC held in Hyderabad in which he got elected as General Secretary. He mentioned that every good initiation is started from Hyderabad only since this is the first CEC being held after signing the joint declaration by AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA on 13-07-2014 at CHQ level.  He briefed the history, how AIBSNLEA has grown and how the career prospects of executives are protected. Comrade Prahlad Rai, General Secretary addressed the meeting and explained the CHQ level issues, status of various CPCs, Viability of BSNL, Membership verification of Executives' Association in BSNL and other issues concerned to the Executives as well as BSNL.

Com GS clearly explained  the step-mother attitude of the Govt. i.e. unjustified payment of spectrum charges (3G & BWA) of Rs. 18,500 Crores, non-reimbursement of licenses fee, USO Charges, non-payment of  OPEX Charges, withdrawal of ADC, Payment of AGR, Non-payment of rural subsidy in spite of TRAI recommendations  which have adversely affected the viability of BSNL.  Com. GS informed that BSNL is spending a huge amount on maintenance of 28,000 rural exchanges in Rural Areas Telecom services but no regular payment of rural deficit charges is being done by the Government. In addition of this Spectrum Allocation and bidding process on High rates are the example of step behavior of Government towards BSNL, which is a Government owned company. While on the other hand Private Telecom Operators were allowed for bidding in selected Circles and also allowed sharing telecom services with other operators are the examples of biased attitude of Government.  Scarcity of Cables, Telephone Instruments, MLLN Modem, Broadband Modem, Drop wires etc has affected the quality & growth of Telecom services. He explained that how the AIBSNLEA is continuously pursuing these viability related issue with the BSNL Management and DoT.

He mentioned that there is enough scope in Enterprises business area and revenue can be maximized with Value Added Services as other operators are doing. Com. GS appealed to increase revenue by 25% to turn around BSNL and also for implementing the 3rd PRC in BSNL.

Com GS further explained the burning issues at the Headquarters level. Com GS mentioned AIBSNLEA's firm stand for the resolving all the pending HR issues first before merger of BSNL and MTNL.  He appraised the status of HR issues related to all the CPCs, PPS post creation in field units, restructuring of AD(OL) issues, regularization of Officiating JTOs, E2-E3 Standard pay scales for JTO/SDE, 30% Superannuation Benefits to Direct Recruits, Resolving EPF anomalies, JTO 2007/2008 Pay anomaly issue, CPSU Cadre Hierarchy, Payment of pension contribution on actual pay.  At last he appealed all the Executives' to make every effort with a team spirit and customer care for making BSNL a vibrant organization which is a must for the implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL.

Com GS also explained the importance of membership verification where each and every office bearer have to strive hard to see that our AIBSNLEA is elected as number 1 association in BSNL.  He thanked AIGETOA and Officiating JTOs Association and other Associations who have extended their support to AIBSNLEA in coming membership verification of executive associations in BSNL.

The entire conference hall was jam packed.  All the comrades available in the hall gave patient hearing to the informative and thought provoking speech of Com GS.

Comrade P. Venugopal, CHQ President narrated the happenings at CHQ level and joint declaration signed by AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA to face the membership verification jointly. Queries raised by the members regarding CPCs, option case of 2010 JAO batch etc., were also clarified by the CHQ President. 

Comrade Laxman, CHQ Vide-President, AIGETOA CHQ addressed the meeting and expressed his happiness for having a tie-up with AIBSNLEA which will support the cadre interests and their career progression.  He narrated the legitimate demands of BSNL recruited executives such as standard pay scales, 30% superannuation benefits, fast track promotions, etc.  He also explained how the other Association betrayed them.  He wishes that the alliance of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA to continue for long and differences, if any, be sorted out mutual consultation.

Comrade S. Veerabhadra Rao, CS, AIGETOA, A.P. Circle addressed the meeting and expressed his delight to have alliance with well experienced and seasoned leadership of ABSNLEA which will certainly safeguard the interests of all the Executives in BSNL.  He also requested the house to focus on the coming verification of membership.

Comrade Kabir Dass, General Secretary, Officiating JTOs Association addressed the meeting and expressed his gratitude towards AIBSNLEA, in general, and Comrade. Prahlad Rai, in particular, for supporting their regularization.  He declared clearly that their Association is supporting AIBSNLEA in coming verification and wishes that AIBSNLEA should stand No.1 Association in BSNL in the interest of BSNL and it's executives.

Comrade B. Srinivasulu Reddy, Veteran Leader of AIBSNLEA elected as Convener of the co-ordination committee of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA.  The house authorizes the Convener to take more members from each of the Associations depending upon the requirement in consultation with both the Circle Secretaries.

Comrade B.S. Reddy, Convener of the Coordination Committee addressed the meeting on day-2 and requested the participants to spare maximum time for educating the executives regarding the necessity of electing the AIBSNLEA as No.1 Executive Association which can only fight against the wrong policies of the BSNL Management and Government and protect the interests of employees of BSNL and ensure better quality of service to the nation at transparent tariffs.

After detailed discussion on viability of BSNL, improvement in service to customers, problems being faced in the field and other organizational issues on day-2, the CEC meeting concluded with  slogans of AIBSNLEA Zindabad, BSNL Long live <<<Click here for glimpses>>>.

26.07.2014:  BSNL NEWS IN MEDIA

(i) BSNL, MTNL eyeing better coverage with 28,300 new mobile sites <<<Click here for detail news>>>>

(ii) Setback to govt e-services project; BSNL reluctant to lease out dark fiber <<<Click here for detail news>>>>

25.07.2014:  <<<Click here for the pending VCRs w.r.t. CPC of AGM/DE(T) on regular basis (Total 886 pending)>>>

24.07.2014:   BSNL Corporate Office issued letter regarding preparatory work for promotion to AGM/DE(T) on regular basis and requirement of ACRs-<<<Click here for letter>>>

All the concerned Circle/Branch Secretaries are requested to ensure that APARs/ACRs should reach BSNL Corporate Office at the earliest so that CPC can be expedited.

24.07.2014:   GS writes to

(i) The GM (FP), BSNL Corporate Office regarding requests for transfer/cancellation of transfer orders in the Cadre of Accounts Personnel -<<<<Click here for letter>>>

 (ii) The GM (Pers), BSNL Corporate Office regarding requests for cancellation of transfer orders/retention in the Cadre of AGM/DE -<<<<Click here for letter>>>

 (iii) The ED (Finance), BSNL Corporate Office regarding prayer for extending the benefits of grace marks in JAO Part-II Internal Examination against 40% Quota held on 17, 18 and 19th December' 2012 as per Direction of Hon'ble CAT Cuttack order dated 28.3.2011 representation -<<<<Click here for letter>>>

(iv) The GM (Pers), BSNL Corporate Office regarding representation regarding restoring the Presidential Order issued by DOT on sanction of President of India and cancelled by BSNL - Case of Shri Pawan Singh, Rajbhasha Adhikari, HR No. 200100438, % the Chief General Manager Telecom, BSNL, Maharashtra - <<<<Click here for letter>>>

(v) The GM (Pers.), BSNL Corporate Office regarding mass transfer of Executives in the cadre of SDE(T) by Inspection Circle-<<<<Click here for letter>>>

22.07.2014:  BSNL NEWS IN MEDIA
(i) BSNL, MTNL jointly adding about 28300 mobile sites: Prasad <<<Click here for detail news>>>

(ii) BSNL announces SAP certification for its Internet Data Centers <<<Click here for detail news>>>

(iii) Improving BSNL's functioning a priority: Centre  <<<Click here for detail news>>>

22.07.2014:   GS writes to

(i) The GM (Pers), BSNL Corporate Office regarding requests for cancellation of transfer orders/retention in the Cadre of AGM/DE - <<<<Click here for letter>>>

(ii) The GM (Pers), BSNL Corporate Office regarding request for Correction in Seniority Numbers in Group “B” of the representation -  <<<<Click here for letter>>>

(iii) The GM (Pers), BSNL Corporate Office regarding request for arranging reliever in the Cadre of SDE - <<<<Click here for letter>>>

(iv) The GM (FP), BSNL Corporate Office regarding requests for modification in posting orders/retention in the Cadre of Accounts Personnel - <<<<Click here for letter>>>

(v) The GM (Estt.), BSNL Corporate Office regarding requests for transfer in the Cadre of JTO [Ref.:   CGM, NCNGN, New Delhi letter number ND/NCES/5-10/GO/2012/47/145 dated 31.05.2014 regarding calling of volunteers to work at NGN Core Sites under NCNGN Circle] <<<<Click here for letter>>>

(vi) The GM (Pers), BSNL Corporate Office regarding requests for retention in the Cadre of SDE - <<<<Click here for letter>>>

(v) The GM (Pers), BSNL Corporate Office regarding requests for retention in the Cadre of SDE - <<<<Click here for letter>>>

21.07.2014:  BSNL NEWS IN MEDIA

(i) MTNL profit up at Rs. 7,825 cr; BSNL loss at Rs. 7,085 cr  <<<Click here for detail news>>>

21.07.2014: Status of Pending VCRs  w.r.t. CPCs from CAO(Adhoc) to CAO(Regular) and AGM to DGM(Adhoc):

CAO (Adhoc) to CAO (Regular)

Total 470
Received  395 
Balance 75 

AGM to DGM (Adhoc)

Total 503
Received  70
Balance 433
Details :-
AP 47 JKND 2   NE-I 2   STP 10
CTD 8 KL 11   NETF 4   TN 62
BSNL 19 KTK 78   NTP 4   UKND 1
GUJ 27 27 MH 26   NTR 16   UPE 18
HR 9 MP 8   OR 18   UPW 8
ITPC 4 NCES 2   PB 18   WB 4
J&K 5 NE-II 2   RJ 13   WTR 7

All the Circle Secretaries are requested to bestow their personal intervention and arrange to send the VCs at the earliest.

........ALL the Circle Secretaries are requested to check their e-mail for GS, AIBSNLEA letter date 13.07.2014 with an important message....

If any of the Circle Secretary didn't get the same, he is requested immediately to contact their respective Organising Secretary, CHQ for the same.

18.07.2014: Immediate formation of Coordination Committees at Circle / Branch level of AIBSNLEA / AIGETOA: All the Circle / Branch Secretaries are requested to immediate coordinate with their counter part Circle / Branch Secretary of AIGETOA to form the Circle / Branch  level coordination Committees for mobilization / to face the referendum of Majority Executive Association in BSNL and also for the settlement of day to day problems of the Members of AIBSNLEA / AIGETOA together.

18.07.2014:  GS, FS, AGS(F) met ED(F), BSNL Smt. Sujata Ray & discussed

(i) CPC from JAO to AO: We requested to expedite CPC from JAO to AO as most of screening reports have been received in SEA Cell. ED(F) assured an early action in this regard.

(ii) CPC from AO to CAO: We requested for taking the approval of BSNL Board to direct 50% MT quota post to seniority quota post. ED(F) assured that she will try to get approval from BSNL Board in its meeting on 20th August, 2014.

(iii) CPCs from CAO(Adhoc) to CAO(Regular) & DGM(Adhoc) to DGM(Regular): We requested ED(F) to discuss the matter with CVO BSNL Corporate Office for early sending of the VCRs. ED(F) assured that she will personally talk to CVO for sending VCRs at the earliest to expedite CPC.

(iv) Consideration of request transfers of AOs/CAOs/DGM(F): We requested for consideration of request transfers of AOs/CAOs/DGMs(F). ED(F) assured to look into the matter.

18.07.2014:  BSNL Corporate Office issued order regarding recruitment of Junior Hindi Translators through Limited Internal Competitive Examination (LICE) to be held on 9th November 2014 <<<Click here for letter>>>

18.07.2014:  GS writes to

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

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

(iii) The GM (Estt.), BSNL Corporate Office regarding requests for transfer in the Cadre of JTO -<<<Click here for letter>>>

(iv) The GM (Pers), BSNL Corporate Office regarding requests for retention in the Cadre of AGM/DE - <<<Click here for letter>>>

(v) The GM (Pers), BSNL Corporate Office regarding requests for consideration of the representations -  <<<Click here for letter>>>

(vi) The GM (Pers), BSNL Corporate Office requests for retention in the Cadre of SDE - <<<Click here for letter>>>

18.07.2014:  BSNL NEWS IN MEDIA

(i) BSNL introduces VDSL Unlimited Broadband Plans at FMC Rs 1745, Rs 2845 and Rs 3445 <<<Click here for detailed news>>>
(ii) BSNL rationalizes Combo STVs and Roaming STV <<<Click here for detailed news>>>

(iii) Prime Minister's Office asks Department of Telecom to explain slow broadband speed <<<Click here for detailed news>>>

17.07.2014:  Shri Rakeh Garg, IAS - 1980 Batch from UP Cadre, joined as Chairman TC  & Secretary(T), DOT today.  GS,  FS,  AGS(HQ),  AGS(Fin) and AFS met Shri Rakesh Garg, IAS Congratulated and Felicitated him on assuming the High Office of Chairman  TC and Secretary (T) , DOT, Govt. of India today.  We wish him that under his dynamic leadership the telecom services will grow in the country and these will be available on affordable rate.  We also sincerely believe that with his kind support BSNL will  flourish and  become number one PSU.  We assured him our fullest co-operation.  Secretary (T) appreciated our concern and mentioned that he will hold a meeting with our Association shortly to discuss the issues related to BSNL.

<<<Click here for the letter of felicitation to Secy(T)>>>

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17.07.2014:  GS met GM(Estt), BSNL CO and discussed regarding:

a) Finalization of JTO RR 2014,five increments benefit to the JTOs (SRD) quota,JAO-2013 batch and PAs, Etc.: GM(Estt) mentioned that, both the cases have been cleared by the BSNL MC and now it will be submitted to the BSNL Board meeting to be held on 20th August 2014.

b) Consideration of request Para-8/deputation transfers of the JTOs working in the North East circles to their choice circles: GM(ESTT) mentioned that on joining of JTOs through LICE, these JTOs working in North East circles should be relieved. However, BSNLCO is planning a special drive of recruitment of JTOs/TTAs at circle level shortly.

17.07.2014: Status of OA 185/2013 w.r.t. JTO(T) to SDE(T) promotion case at Hon'ble CAT, Ernakulam:  The said OA was listed for "Final disposal" on 16.07.2014 and posted to be heard on 31.07.2014 as senior lawyer engaged by BSNL was out of station.

17.07.2014:  GS, FS met GM(FP) and discussed regarding:

a) CPCs from CAO to CAO (Regular) and DGM(Adhoc) to DGM(Regular) promotions: GM(FP) apprised that ,still VCRs of some CAOs/DGMs are awaited from CVO office. He assured to discuss the matter with Addl. CVO.

b) CPC from JAO to AO: GM (FP) informed that screening reports/VCRs from most of the circles have been received in SEA cell and the scrutiny work has been started. He also advised to pursue with DOT for an early reply on SC/ST roster implementation as per Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh judgment. We will pursue the matter in DOT for early reply. He assured to expedite CPC.

c) CPC from AO to CAO: GM(FP) mentioned that, the diversion of 50% MT (336 CAOs) posts to the seniority quota cleared by BSNL MC will be placed in the next BSNL Board meeting which is scheduled to be held on 20th August 2014.He assured that, as soon as the board clearance is received CPC work will start.

d) Consideration of request transfer cases of AOs/CAOs/DGMs(Fin): GM(FP) mentioned that, some cases have already been considered recently and remaining few cases may be discussed with ED(Fin) for consideration.

17.07.2014: GS met ED (NB) and discussed regarding consideration of some SDEs (Civil) transfer orders modifications on genuine grounds. ED (NB) assured to look in to the matter.

17.07.2014:  Status of Rule-206 TES Gr "B" seniority court case: The court case on Rule-206 of TES Gr "B" seniority case came for hearing today morning in the Hon'ble Supreme Court Court No.9 at case number 101. The BSNL's senior councillor Shri K.K. Rai pleaded that BSNL has implemented all the Court Judgments in the favor of Rule-206 to the petitioners. The respondents side Sr. Advocate Shri Ritesh Gupta pleaded for generalization of the Rule-206 as it was implemented in the year 1993 by DoT. Other side Sr. Advocate Shri Dayan Krishnan pleaded that already one case on TES Gr "B" seniority is listed for hearing in the last week of September-2014, hence it may be heard along with that case. Hon'ble Court considered the pleading and posted the case for hearing in the last week of September-2014 along-with 147 SDEs of LDCE quota case. GS, AIBSNLEA remained present in the Hon'ble court during the whole proceedings.

16.07.2014: Status of the TES Gr."B" Rule-206 seniority case: The case of Rule-206 TES Gr "B" seniority was listed for hearing today in the Hon'ble Supreme Court to hear about 10 SLPs of 620 SDEs/DEs. The case came for hearing at Sr. No. 1 at 10.30 am but one senior advocate of applicants side requested to pass over the case for one hour and the Hon'ble Court allowed the pass over. Finally, the case came for hearing at 16.00 Hrs on the request of all the concern advocates. The case is posted for hearing tomorrow morning. Com. GS, AFS remained whole day in the Hon'ble Supreme Court to know the proceedings.

16.07.2014:  GS, AGS (Finance) and Comrade Ravi Sheel, President, Com Amit Roy, AGS AIGETOA met CMD BSNL and discussed regarding settlement of the long pending issues discussed in the formal meetings with AIBSNLEA on 27.03.2014 and AIGETOA record of discussion dated 08.08.2013. We requested for an early decision on superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited employees as per DPE guidelines. CMD informed that the issue was discussed in the BSNL Management Committee today and efforts are being made to introduce the policy at the earliest. We further requested for 12% contribution from BSNL side. CMD mentioned that in view of the financial health of BSNL the proper decision will be taken. He assured that GM (SR) will shortly arrange a meeting to discuss the issues already discussed in the formal meetings with AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA.

AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA Signed the Joint Declaration

<<<Click here for the details of  Joint Declaration >>>>>

<<<<Click here for Glimpses of Joint Meeting of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA on dated 13.07.2014 at New Delhi>>>

16.07.2014:   Report of  AIBSNLEA Central Office Bearers and Advisors meeting held from 12th to 13th July, 2014 at New Delhi:The Central Office Bearers and Advisors meeting of AIBSNLEA commenced on 12th and 13th July 2014 at Kidwai Bhawan, New Delhi. Most of the CHQ office bearers and Advisors attended the meeting. Com Amit Kumar Gupta, Ex. OS (East) was special invitee in the meeting. Com A.K. Kaushik, GS, TEAM also attended and address the meeting.

Com. P. Venugopal in his opening remarks welcomed all the CHQ office bearers and Advisors to the meeting and explained the reason for holding this meeting just before the CWC meet Hyderabad in view of the membership verification of Executive Association and coordination with the like minded sister Associations, to discuss the status of HR issues and issues related to viability of BSNL. He requested to co-operate the dais in making fruitful discussions. Com. GS Prahlad Rai placed brief report for discussion and decision on organizational matters, membership verification of Executives Associations, viability of BSNL and status of long pending HR issues. The report was discussed Para wise on all the issues.

On organizational front it was decided to direct all the Circles/Branches to hold regular elections, remittance of CHQ/Circle quota and to make sincere efforts to enroll more members by showing the achievements of AIBSNLEA for all the disciplines. It was also decided to have coordination/alliance with all the like minded Executive Associations to face the forth coming membership verification of Executive Association in BSNL. Com. GS informed that AIGETOA has also arranged their CHQ office bearers and Circle Secretaries meeting on 11th, 12th and 13th July 2014 at New Delhi simultaneously to discuss and decide the alliance with other Executive Associations and their CHQ office bearers will meet us in joint session on 13th July 2014. We have appealed AIGETOA leadership to have alliance/coordination with AIBSNLEA to safeguard the interest of all the executives of BSNL and they have assured that our proposal will be discussed in their meeting.

Against the non-settlement of the long pending HR issues a great dissatisfaction was expressed and the CHQ has been advised to pursue the issues vigorously for early settlement and in case delay continues the organizational action programme may be decided in the CWC meet Hyderabad.

On the issues related to viability of BSNL, it is further suggested that Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations should immediately take necessary steps to meet Hon'ble MOC&IT, Secretary (T) and other concern officers and should decide strategies for further course of actions. <<<Click here for the Brief Report of GS>>> Meeting ended at 19.00 Hrs on first day on 12th July 2013. At 20.00 Hrs, a farewell to Shri R.K. Upadhyay , our Ex CMD, BSNL and welcome to Shri A.N. Rai, CMD BSNL was organized in the Hotel Janpath, New Delhi. All the BSNL Board Directors, ED (CN) and other senior officers attended the function. The function was nicely organized.

On 13.07.2013, the joint meeting of Central Office Bearers of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA held to discuss the participation in the forthcoming referendum process for Membership Verification of Majority Executive Association in BSNL. After detailed discussion on the issue, it was unanimously agreed to protect the interest of entire executive community of BSNL. Both the associations agreed together to face the referendum process jointly and a broad consensus was reached as follows:

 

1. The referendum process shall be jointly fought. Since AIGETOA has maintained that it will seek a formal platform for representing the distinct issues of direct recruits of BSNL, it will keep its stand maintained and will seek a formal platform for representing issues. AIGETOA is agreed to support AIBSNLEA in referendum process and its members shall Vote and Support for it.

2. AIBSNLEA will ensure to protect the rights of all the BSNL absorbed and directly recruited executives, it will also support the stand of AIGETOA for formal representation as and when required.

3. The CHQ office bearers/Circle/Branch Secretaries of both the associations will work together for the settlement of day to day problems at CHQ, Circle and Branch/SSA Level respectively.

4. At CHQ/ Circle/ SSA level, Coordination Committees of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA will be formed to face the referendum process and to represent the issues at different levels. These committees shall be negotiating and discussing with the management at CHQ/Circle and Branch/SSA level.

5. AIBSNLEA will ensure the AIGETOA membership will not be encroached and direct recruit executives shall be the members of AIGETOA. However, decision in regard to the exceptional cases shall be jointly taken by AIGETOA and AIBSNLEA Coordination Committee. Other direct recruit's executives shall also be encouraged to join AIGETOA.

6. Leaders of both the Associations will jointly tour at All Levels during the membership verification process of executive Association.

7. It was agreed that AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA will jointly pursue the 8th    AUGUST 2013 agreement of AIGETOA and Record of Discussion dated 23.04.2014 of AlBSNEA on the issues like Pay Parity, Standard Pay scales (E2/E3 for J1O/SDE equivalent),  30 % Superannuation benefit to Direct recruits, 4 year uniform time bound upgradation, EPF issues, CPSU cadre Hierarchy, Management Trainee (MT and DGM recruitments from internal executives, implementation of transfer policy in true spirit etc. Similarly other issues shall also be pursued jointly for early settlement.

8 . Ensuring the notification and conduction of LDCE every year on calendar basis in all disciplines without delay.

9. Issues related to the TTAs promoted to JTO cadre will be taken up vigorously for early settlement. TTAs promoted as JTOs shall be encouraged to join AIBSNLEA.

10. Rule-8 Spouse case transfers, issues related to the executives posted at hard tenure stations and Mass displacement eases, shall he vigorously pursued.

11. Five increments  as an interim measure till settlement of Pay scales to SRD JTOs, JAOs of 2013 batch and PAs shall be vigorously pursued.

A Formal MoU based on the Joint Declarations shall be prepared and jointly signed by the General Secretaries of both the Associations in due course of time.

Kindly form the circle level and branch level coordination committees with the AIGETOA counterparts immediately and prepare for ensuing referendum. We have requested AIGETOA leadership to convene their CWC meeting also at Hyderabad along with our CWC to have a joint session for further interaction.

Meeting ended with vote of thanks given by Com. C.M. Saste, OS (West) and appreciated Delhi Circle Secretary, Com. Satish Kumar for the excellent arrangements and comradely care.

<<<<Glimpses of AIBSNLEA Central Office Bearers and Advisors meeting held on 12th July, 2014 at New Delhi Meeting>>>

<<<<Glimpses of Joint Meeting of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA dated 13.07.2014>>>

15.07.2014:  BSNL Corporate Office issued letter regarding

(i) Stay on clause 5 (1) of Recognition Rules regarding recognition of majority representative Association of serving Executive employees in BSNL- Holding of 1 membership verification - <<<Click here for letter>>>

(ii) Immediate implementation of transfer orders ( including posting on promotion) in the grade of AGM/DE in Telecom Operation Stream-  <<<Click here for letter>>>

(iii) Preparatory work for ensuring CPC for promotion to DGM (T) (Regular) <<<Click here for letter>>>

(iv) Vigilance Clearance in respect of the following executives is required in connection with preparatory work of promotion to AGM/DET on regular basis  <<<Click here for letter>>>

15.07.2014:BSNL NEWS IN MEDIA

(i) BSNL, MTNL did not get necessary structural support: Govt  <<<Click here for detail news>>>

(ii) BSNL, MTNL and Other Telecom PSU to Spend Rs. 6,464 Crore This Fiscal Year <<<Click here for detail news>>>

(iii) Government plans Rs 39k-crore capital infusion in BSNL, MTNL over 5 years <<<Click here for detail news>>>

(iv) BSNL Has The Largest Subscriber Base Of Landlines And Broadband In India (Over 65%) <<<Click here for detail news>>>

14.07.2014:  GS, AGS (Engg.) Com J. Saibaba and Com Amit Kumar Gupta, AGS AIRBSNLEWA met Shri Pracheesh Khanna, Director (Estt) DoT and discussed regarding reply to DoE on 78.2% IDA pay fixation of BSNL pensioners. Director (Estt) informed that reply from DoT to DoE has been sent on 11th July, 2014; on the issue of 60%:40% he mentioned that as per DoT internal finance clarification the pension paid by the Govt. from 01.10.2000 to 31.03.2010 was less than the 60% of the revenue receipt under specified heads from BSNL but the same was reversed from the year 2011-12 on wards due to reduction in revenue receipt and increase in pension liability. He further mentioned that presently the receipt from BSNL to DoT are about Rs. 6000 Crores per annum and the pension being paid is also about Rs 6000 Crores only. Hence, the Rs 2400 Crores are being paid more by DoT on pension payment as per 60% : 40% formula. However, the reply has been sent to DoE to allow to calculate the pensionary benefits of employees retired between 01.01.2007 to 09.06.2013 on notional basis pay fixation and to take cabinet approval for revision of pensionary benefits of pre-2007 retires, Director (Estt.) assured to pursue the matter in DoE after a week's time for an early approval.

14.07.2014:  Hon'ble Supreme Court passed order on dated 07.07.2014 w.r.t. 147 SDE(T) Seniority case in Hon'ble Supreme Court vide SLP (C) (CC) 13059/13_Rupendra Pathak & Ors vs. UOI & Ors. along with SLP (C) 24303/13_ K.S. Hegde & Ors. vs. UOI & Ors. <<<Click here for order>>>

14.07.2014:    AIBSNLEA CHQ submitted the application to GM (SR) BSNL CO for the participation in the recognition of majority representative Association of serving Executive employees in BSNL -  Holding of 1st membership verification.  <<<<Click here for letter>>>
14.07.2014:    DoT replied Deptt. of Expenditure  regarding revision of Pension / family pension of Pre-2007 retirees BSNL IDA Pensioners / family Pensioners who retired prior to 01.01.2007 and Post 2007  BSNL IDA Pensioners who retired between 01.01.2007 and 09.06.2013 by allowing the benefit the merger of 50% DA / DR effectively amounting to 78.2% <<<Click here for letter>>>
14.07.2014:  Sh. Rakesh Garg, IAS 1980- Batch of UP Cadre has been posted as Secy(T), DoT, . AIBSNLEA welcomes and felicitates him.
13.07.2014: AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA signed Joint Declaration:   To face the referendum jointly and settlement of the common issues,  AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA signed Joint Declaration today. <<<Click here for the details of  Joint Declaration >>>>>

12.07.2014:Farewell to Shri R.K.Upadhyay, Ex-CMD BSNL and welcome to Shri A.N.Rai, CMD BSNL AIBSNLEA CHQ has organized the farewell party to the Ex-CMD Shri R.K.Upadhyay and welcome party to the new CMD Shri A.N.Rai in the banquet hall of Hotel Janpath New Delhi. The event was also attended as Guests of Honour by Shri N.K.Gupta, Dir (CFA), Shri Anupam Srivastava , Dir (CM), Shri M.C.Choube, ED(CN), Shri R.K. Goyal, Sr. GM (Estt.) BSNL CO, Shri A.K. Singhal Sr. GM (Admn.) BSNL CO. The better halves of Ex-CMD Shri R.K. Upadhyay and the new CMD Shri A.N.Rai also graced the occasion. All the CHQ Office Bearers and Advisors of AIBSNLEA CHQ were present in the meeting.

All the guests were welcomed by presenting flower bouquets, shawls and mementoes. Com. P.Venugopal, President AIBSNLEA CHQ welcomed all the dignitaries. Com. President recalled the contribution of Ex-CMD Shri R.K. Upadhyay in the growth of BSNL especially in the implementation of 78.2% IDA pay fixation and for the settlement of HR issues of Executives'. He assured the support of AIBSNLEA to the new CMD.

Com. GS Shri Prahlad Rai in his address welcomed all the distinguished guests. He recalled and appreciated the efforts of Ex-CMD Shri R.K.Upadhyay for the finalization of tenders for the procurement of 15 Million lines GSM , NGN equipments and Materials in BSNL. He also appreciated the efforts of Shri R.K.Upadhyay in refund of Rupees 6700 Crores of BWA  spectrum through EGoM . He appreciated the efforts of Director (CFA) Shri N.K.Gupta for ensuring the supply of Cable and telephone instruments in BSNL, processing of NGN tender and arranging the supply of MLLN Modems on loan basis from MTNL and arranging the supply of SIM cards and drop wires from Telecom Factories of BSNL. He also appreciated the efforts being made by Shri Anupam Srivastava, Dir (CM) in increasing the revenue in CM segment.

GS appreciated the efforts of Director (EB/HR) for earning revenue in an efficient manner in Enterprise Business segment. Com. GS explained his untiring efforts for processing the CPCs in Telecom and Finance wings of BSNL. GS mentioned about the “Customer Delight Month”, which was emerged in the meeting of AIBSNLEA CHQ Office Bearers and Advisors meeting and then it was taken on the platform of the Joint Action Committee. This move was also very much supported by the Ex-CMD and Board of Directors. Com. GS also mentioned the support which was extended by the Director (HR) in the implementation of 78.2% IDA order. Com. GS also congratulated to Shri A.N.Rai, Dir (HR/EB) on joining the high office of CMD BSNL. He assured the CMD and Board of Directors for the fullest co-operation from the AIBSNLEA to increase the revenue of BSNL.

Shri N.K.Gupta, Dir (CFA) in his address extended thanks to AIBSNLEA inviting him in this important function.He mentioned that under the dynamic leadership of Shri Upadhyay, Ex-CMD they were well protected and feeling secured as Shri Upadhyay was always facing the Officers in DoT, Hon'ble MoC&IT and other Ministries effectively wherein they never felt to explain the things. He further mentioned that with the guidance and support of Ex-CMD he could process the tenders for NGN & other materials for the benefit of BSNL. He assured his full co-operation to new CMD BSNL Shri A.N.Rai also. He gave his best wishes to Shri Upadhyay for his happy and healthy retired life.

Shri Anupam Srivastava , Dir (CM) in his address mentioned that he is very small in comparison of Ex-CMD. He recalled the old days in DoT when they did hard work for installation and maintenance of telephone exchanges and the work he did as GM in Rajasthan Telecom Circle wherein GS AIBSNLEA Shri Prahlad Rai was also working. Those days Rajasthan Circle was one of the profit making major Circle. Due to the continuous efforts of Shri Upadhyay Ji, the BSNL problems are well known to the DoT Officers.  Though BSNL is incurring losses but still nothing is lost, the next revolution is in data segment wherein BSNL can earn more revenue. He mentioned that we can grow the numbers of Landline and mobile connections to make BSNL number one. He also appealed to AIBSNLEA to give support to new CMD Shri A.N.Rai.

CMD BSNL Shri A.N.Rai recalled the old days he spent in the Department of Telecom along with Shri Upadhyay. He appreciated the efforts of Ex-CMD in BSNL for resolving the issues efficiently. He mentioned that in last two years BSNL has provided 19000 circuits. He further mentioned that he was always in the favor of the genuine demands of the Association.He apprised that in todays meeting with Hon'ble MoC&IT he mentioned that there had been really injustice with BSNL and advised Secretary (T) to look into.He explained that this feeling has come to the Hon'ble MoC&IT and other senior Officers of DoT due to the continuous pleedings of Shri Upadhyay in favour of BSNL. He assured to make his best efforts in increasing the revenue of BSNL and sought support from  each and everyone.

Ex-CMD Shri R.K.Upadhyay in his address recalled the sincere efforts for earning the revenue in CM cell. He appealed all to work in a team spirit for making BSNL a shining organization. He assured that if we work hard then only BSNL can become a viable organization. He remembered his days in BSNL and TCIL in which he have worked. He declared the Indian Telecom Manpower is the best manpower in the world. He explained that how he succedded in finalizing the tenders for 15 Million GSM lines , NGN equipments, Cables, CLIP instruments, BB Modems, MLLN Modems etc.He appreciated the support given by all the Board of Directors for the improvement in CFA , CM & EB segments. He mentioned that Shri Anupam Srivastava, Dir (CM) is a hardworking Officer and this he came to know during working as CMD TCIL wherein he was remembered by his collegues for his hard work for continuous five years and now he observed in BSNL. He extended sincere thanks to AIBSNLEA for arranging a beautiful and grand farewell party to him and mentioned that AIBSNLEA is the number one Executives' Association of BSNL which represents all discipline Executives' in true sense and this he has witnessed while attending AIC AIBSNLEA at Nasik. He further mentioned that BSNL will surely turn around slight efforts are required.

Vote of Thanks was extended by Shri J.Saibaba, AGS (Engg.) appreciating the contribution o Shri R.K.Upadhyay and assured full co-operation to Shri A.N.Rai CMD BSNL.

Meeting ended followed by dinner  <<<Click here for glimpses>>>>

11.07.2014:  DPE rejects BSNL's E-1A, E-2A and E-9A intermediate IDA Pay Scales : It is understood that DPE has rejected BSNL's proposal to give E-1A, E-2A and E-9A intermediate IDA Pay Scales to JTO, SDE and CGM level executives. We have been pleading for the standard E-2 & E-3 IDA pay scales to JTO and SDE equivalent executives and now BSNL Management should immediately  grant standard E-2 & E-3 IDA pay scales to JTO and SDE equivalent executives.
10.07.2014:  BSNL Corporate Office issued letter regarding furnishing of stay particulars of SDE(Telecom)- <<<Click here for letter>>>
10.07.2014:  Congratulations!  BSNL Corporate Office issued promotion and transfer order in the Grade of EE(C) <<<Click here for order>>>

10.07.2014: GS writes to

(i) The Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding representation from Shri Bhagwan Singh, SDE, HR No. 199508541 to consider the eligibility for the vacancies year 1996-97 with reference to 25% quota LDCE of TES Gr. B held in December 2002- <<<Click here for letter>>>>

(ii) Shri A.K. Gupta, PGM (BW)/Shri U.N.Rai, PGM (EW), BSNL Corporate Office regarding discrepancies in looking after arrangement in the grade of EE(c)/EE(E) <<<Click here for letter>>>>

(iii) Sri U.N. Rai, PGM (EW), BSNL Corporate Office regarding request for cancellation of diversion of posts in the grade of SDE(E) from Maharashtra Circle to other small Circles<<<Click here for letter>>>>

09.07.2014: GS, President, OS (South) Shri S.R. Patil met GM (Pers.) and discussed regarding-

(a)  CPC from DE to DGM (Adhoc): We requested to expedite CPC from DE to DGM (Adhoc). GM (Pers.) mentioned that the ACRs/VCRs of the eligible DEs are being collected from Circles and as soon as the ACRs/VCRs are received the CPC work will be completed for issuing the promotion orders.

(b) CPC from DE (Adhoc) to DE (Regular): We also requested to expedite the CPC from DE (Adhoc) to DE(Regular). GM (Pers.) mentioned that ACRs/VCRs have been collected and shortly CPC will be expedited.

(c) CPC from SDE (T) to DE: GM (Pers.) mentioned that CPC will be initiated after the settlement of the Contempt Notice issued by Hon'ble High Court Chandigarh against the promotion orders of DEs on 19.07.2013. The SLP is coming for hearing in the Hon'ble Supreme Court on 22.07.2014 thereafter the Judgment will be submitted to the Hon'ble High Court Chandigarh. On dismissal of the Contempt Notice only, the CPC can be expedited.

(d) CPC from JTO to SDE (T): GM (Pers.) mentioned that CPC work is in process. All the ACRs/VCRs have been collected from Circles but promotion orders will be issued only after the stay order is vacated in Hon'ble CAT Ernakulum Bench. The hearing is expected on 16.07.2014.

(e) Restructuring of AD (O/L) cadre: We requested for an early decision of restructuring of AD (O/L) cadre since the committee has already submitted its report and requested for consideration of our views for revival of DD (O/L) Posts. GM (Pers.) mentioned that the Committee report has been received and the comments of this Association have also been received. Now all these factors are being examined by the competent authority for decision. He assured an early decision on this issue.

(f) Modification of soft tenure transfer policy: GM (Pers.) mentioned that BSNL MC Note has been finalized on this issue and shortly it will be placed for clearance to BSNL MC and thereafter to the BSNL Board for approval.

(g) PPS Posts creation in BSNL field units: We requested for the posts creation of PPS in BSNL field units with all HAG level officers. GM (Pers.) informed that the matter is under consideration and as assured to this association, a committee is being constituted shortly to examine and submit the report early to the competent authority for decision. He assured an early action in this regard.

09.07.2014:  SEA Cell of BSNL Corporate Office issued letter regarding seeking immediate intervention for affecting relief of CAOs under order of transfer- <<<Click here for letter>>>
09.07.2014:  Congratulations ! AIBSNLEA's consistent efforts yielded result in getting released the  Promotion orders in the grade of SDE(Civil) under LDCE quota(33%)  (41 nos.) <<<Click here for Order>>>

Efforts are being made to post almost all the SDEs(Civil) on promotion under LDCE quota(33%)  in the same Circles where they are working.

09.07.2014:   <<<Click here for the list of Executives whose VC Status for promotion to CAO(Regular) is pending to be received in CVO BSNL, ND from Circles/T.Districts/Units as on 09-07-2014>>>>

It is expected that whole list will be covered for promotion to CAO (Regular).

09.07.2014:  BSNL Corporate Office issued letter regarding Below bench mark Grading on ACR for the period 2007-08 to 2012-13 and objective consideration of representation by the Competent Authority against remarks in ACR/APAR or upgradation of the final grading-regarding promotion from AGM/ DE(T) (Regular) to DGM(T) on Adhoc basis <<<Click here for letter>>>   <<<Click here for list>>>
09.07.2014:  Pers. Cell, BSNL Corporate Office issued letter regarding furnishing of ACRs/APARs in respect of untraceable officers w.r.t. preparatory work for promotion to AGM/DE(T) on regular basis- <<<Click here for letter>>>
07.07.2014: DPE issued orders for revising IDA from 88.4% to 91.3% w.e.f.01.07.2014 <<<Click here for order>>>
07.07.2014:Status of  147 SDE(T) Seniority case in Hon'ble Supreme Court  :  The SLPs alongwith the MAs filed by the BSNL and Applicants came up for arguments on today. After hearing the pleading from both sides, Hon'ble Supreme Court decided for final hearing of the SLPs in the last week of September and dispose off the matter on merit. Meanwhile, Hon'ble Supreme Court allowed to go ahead with promotions as per the existing seniority subject to the outcome of the SLP.

03.07.2014:  GS, GS AIRBSNLEWA Sh. Kishan Singh met Member(S), DoT regarding 78.2% IDA pay fixation of BSNL Pensioners. Member(S) mentioned that the case is pending with Member (F), DoT for the information to be given & BSNL receipts and pension liability donot exceed more than 60% of BSNL receipts in terms of taxes / license fee. He further mentioned that he is continuously talking to Member (F) for the last week for early clarification & he is further spoke to Member (F) on telephone on this issue for early reply in our presence. Member (F) agreed to discuss the matter today itself. After the meeting was over with us, Member(S) met Member(F) and discussed the matter for an early solution. It seems that Internal Finance of DoT has apprehension that the pension liability is more than the receipts from the BSNL. Hence, they are calculating correctly to reply DoE. DOT reply to DoE is expected in this month itself.

03.07.2014: GS writes to

(i) Shri A.N. Rai, CMD, BSNL regarding restructuring of AD (O/L) cadre -   <<<Click here for letter>>>

(ii) The ED (Finance), BSNL Corporate Office regarding requests for cancellation of transfer orders in the cadre of CAOs-<<<Click here for letter>>>

(iii) The GM (Pers.), BSNL Corporate Office regarding requests for transfer in the Cadre of AGM- <<<Click here for letter>>>

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

02.07.2014:  GS writes to

(i) The GM (Pers.), BSNL Corporate Office regarding requests for transfer/cancellation of transfer in the Cadre of SDE-  <<<Click here for letter>>>

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

(iii) The ED (NB), BSNL Corporate Office regarding requests for transfer in the Cadre of AGM -<<<Click here for letter>>>

 (iv) The GM (Estt.), BSNL Corporate Office regarding requests for transfer in the Cadre of JTO [ Ref.:  CGM, NCNG, New Delhi letter number ND/NCES/5-10/GO/2012/47/145 dated 31.05.2014 regarding calling of volunteers to work at NGN Core Sites under NCNGN Circle] <<<Click here for letter>>>

(v) Shri A.N. Rai, CMD regarding anomaly in pay-fixation of   JTOs - discrimination towards a  Group of  TTAs promoted as JTOs in Kerala in the year 2008 <<<Click here for letter>>>

01.07.2014:  GS discussed with DDG (TPF) DoT Ms Darshna M.Dabrawal and requested for early reply to DoT pension cell to further reply to DoE. DDG (TPF) mentioned that matter is under active consideration to higher up in DoT and shortly finance cell comments will be given to pension cell of DoT.

01.07.2014:  GS discussed with Director (Staff) DoT Sh.Prachees Khanna regarding 78.2% IDA pay fixation of BSNL pensioners. Director (Staff) informed that matter is still pending in the internal finance of DoT for clarification on receipts from BSNL in terms of Taxes and license fee etc..He assured to issue reminder to DDG (TPF) DoT.

01.07.2014:  GS, FS, AGS (HQ), AFS met CMD BSNL Shri A.N. Rai and requested for the settlement of long pending HR issues which have been discussed in the formal meeting held with Director (HR) on 27.03.2014 and minutes were released on 23.04.2014. CMD assured to discuss the matter with GM (SR) for holding a meeting for follow-up action.

01.07.2014: GS met Director (CM/Finance) Shri Anupam Shrivastava and discussed regarding refund of BWA spectrum charges from DoT to BSNL. Director (Finance) mentioned that as per Govt.'s decision DoT has to refund Rs. 6700/- Crores of BWA Spectrum Charges to BSNL and as per agreement Rs. 1000/- Crores are to be refunded to BSNL quarterly and BSNL will first clear Rs. 500/- Crores quarterly against License Fee and Spectrum Charges to DoT. Now BSNL has requested DoT to adjust Rs. 500/- Crores payment against Rs. 1000/- Crores payment from BSNL but DoT is yet to agree on this proposal for this quarter.

Regarding 50% salary payment of 70000 BSNL employees as recommended by EGOM, the new Govt. is yet to take the decision. He also mentioned that for BSNL's viability, Govt.'s support is must and the new Govt. is keen for revival of BSNL.

01.07.2014:  GS met GM (SR) and requested for arranging a meeting early to discuss the pending HR issues as already discussed in the formal meeting on 27.03.2014 for follow up action. GM (SR) mentioned that he will discuss the matter with CMD, BSNL and will decide the meeting accordingly.  

01.07.2014: GS met GM (Pers.) and discussed regarding-

(a)  Notification of LDCE from JTO (T) to SDE (T): We requested for early notification of LDCE from JTO (T) to SDE (T). GM (Pers.) mentioned that the committee headed by GM (SR) to finalize the syllabus and exam pattern has submitted its report and shortly it will be send to BSNL Management Committee for clearance and thereafter to BSNL Board for approval. As soon as the syllabus is approved, the LDCE will be notified. He assured an early action.

(b) LDCE from JTO (TF) to SDE (TF): We requested for conducting LDCE from JTO (TF) to SDE (TF). GM (Pers.) assured to look into the matter. We further requested to finalize the syllabus and exam pattern.

(c) Restructuring of AD (O/L) cadre: We expressed our serious concern against the committee report wherein the AD (O/L) cadre change of designation and future promotions are not recommended. GM (Pers.) assured to look into the matter.

(d) Modification of soft tenure transfer policy: We requested for modification of soft tenure transfer policy. GM (Pers.) mentioned that GM (Estt.) comments have been received and shortly it will be sent to BSNL MC for clearance and BSNL Board for approval.

(e) Decision on Distance mode of Education in Civil/Electrical/Arch Engg. Wing: We requested for an early decision on Distance Mode of Education in B. Tech/BE in (Civil/Electrical/Arch) Engg. Wings acquired while in service. GM (Pers.) mentioned that shortly committee meeting will be conducted to discuss and decide the matter.   

01.07.2014: GS writes to The PGM (BW),  BSNL Corporate Office regarding request for considering the name of Sri T.K. Karak, SDE(C), HRMS No.197706710, BSNL CSD, Asansol, WB, for promotion to the grade of EE(C) on looking after basis <<<Click here for letter>>>>