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

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

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

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

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Hats Off to Mandi SSA HP Circle Comrades!

During the COVID-19 epidemic period very effective Team under the Leadership of Com.Rahesh Dhiman DGM Mandi SSA and CS of HP Circle have provided fault free Service 24*7, BSNL Home delivery Services ( i.e., Sim, Recharge, Bill Collections, LandLine, Broadband, FTTH etc.,).

DGM Mandi SSA Com.Dhiman prepared a small VIDEO presentation to boost the morale of ATT to DET level and to work hard with same devotion to duty to uphold the Flag of BSNL high. BSNL ZINDABAD!...<<Click here for Video>>>

02.06.2020 GS writes to Shri P. K. Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding centralization of TR activities in Post-VRS Scenario - Views and suggestion of AIBSNLEA ...<<<Click here for letter>>
01.06.2020 Shri V Ramesh, CGM(BSNL) is appointed to the post of Director(EB), BSNL Board....

Congratulates Shri. Ramesh, CGM for the appointment of Higher Post of Director(EB), BSNL Board ....<<<Click here for order>>>

01.06.2020 GS writes to Shri P. K. Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding request for consideration of retention of BSNL Staff Quarters upto 2 years instead of 8 months from the retirement in respect of VRS retirees and those who were retired on superannuation recently.....<<<<Click here for details>>>
BSNL RTTC, Jaipur offers online “Vocational Training/Summer Training for Engg./Diploma/BCA/MCA students". For online registration and payment kindly visit www.rttcjp.bsnl.co.in
30.05.2020 Pers. Cell of BSNL CO, New Delhi issued Promotion and postings of the Executive in the grade of DGM(T) of Telecom Operation Stream on purely Adhoc basis....<<<Click here for order>>>>

30.05.2020 Congratulations to all the retiring Comrades!

CHQ extends Best Wishes to all the comrades who are going to retire on 31.05.2020 on Superannuation, for a Happy, Healthy, Wealthy, Contended and Peaceful life after retirement

Comrades! You are going to start a New Journey of your Life, may your days be filled with Elation and Triumph.  We extend our sincere thanks to you for your dedication towards AIBSNLEA as well as BSNL. CHQ congratulates you on your Superannuation on 31.05.2020.

30.05.2020 Senior Com.B.S.Reddy, DGM, Hyderabad and 5 times AIBSNLEA CHQ Office bearer as AGS (Eng), OS (South) is retiring on Superannuation today 30.5.2020.

Com.B.S.Reddy has been conferred with Sanchar Seva Padak during the year 2006 when he was working as DE STR Hyderabad. He is a Versatile Personality, very good Orator and accepted as an undisputed Leader by all the Assns and Unions. He also functioned as CS /AP of erstwhile JTOA and TESA. First AIBSNLEA AIC was conducted in a grand and successful manner under his able Leadership during Jan' 2006. AIBSNLEA wishes him a Happy, Healthy and Contended Retired Life.

30.05.2020 Com.Brij Mohan Dhyani, Circle Secretary AIBSNLEA Uttarakhand and Advisor (North) AIBSNLEA CHQ is retiring on Superannuation today on 30.5.2020. Com.Dhyani was working as SDE in Dehradun. He is a very energetic, cheerful and accommodating Person. He always served the members in a selfless manner.

Com. Dhyani also conducted the grand CWC meeting of AIBSNLEA in August 2018 in Dehradun in a successful manner. Under his dynamic leadership AIBSNLEA won the Ist Executive Membership verification with a thumping victory in Uttarakhand Circle. AIBSNLEA wishes him a Happy, Healthy and Contended Retired Life.

30.05.2020 Com.Mohd.Jamil, Circle Secretary AIBSNLEA Punjab Circle is retiring on Superannuation today on 30.5.2020. He is a very energetic, cheerful and accommodating Person. He always served the members in a selfless manner.

27-05-2020:Meeting with Shri Arvind Vadnerkar, Director (HR) on 27.05.2020

General Secretaries of AIBSNLEA and SNEA and AGS/SNEA met DIR (HR) and had a brief review of the developments on promotion to different Grades, in continuation to the discussions held on 05.05.2020.

On implementation of promotion policy, DIR(HR) informed that PGM(Pers) is seriously working on it. This can be the only viable option to give promotion due to court cases and reservation, Director opined. We explained the relevance of date of implementation as 01.07.2018, otherwise all the eligible Executives will lose 2 years of service and it will have serious implications for their future promotions. Already eligible Executives are not available for promotion to the higher grades. After VRS scenario, some more changes can be made, especially promotion to AGM/CAO Grade by reducing the residency period from 12 years for the existing SDEs/AOs in higher scales. Since thousands of Executives are eagerly waiting for promotion, we requested to consider the changes after the implementation, by taking the proposal to the Board for approval. DIR (HR) was positive on further improvements. The concern over reservation can be overcome by incorporating the Board direction on reservation in the policy to make it in compliance with Govt policy. Further discussions will be held next Tuesday or Wednesday as PGM(Pers) will complete the assigned job by this week. After that DIR(HR) assured to take it to CMD.

On the proposed move to drastically reduce the AGM+DGM posts and other posts, we objected strongly. DIR(HR) reiterated that discussions will be held with the Associations before taking any decision. After completion of discussion within the Management, discussions will be held with the Assns.

On the review of sanctioned strength due to VRS, we suggested to distribute the upgraded AO and AGM posts among the Circles.

We requested for DGM(Regular) promotion for those already working as DGM(Adhoc) in the Telecom/Finance Stream.

On reversion of the 2001 rect JTOs passed the LDCE 2007, next meeting with the Committee will be arranged next week. We expressed our gratitude for finalising the TOR which can address the issue.

27-05-2020:Meeting with Shri Arun Kumar, PGM(Pers) on 27.05.2020:

General Secretaries of AIBSNLEA and SNEA and AGS/SNEA met PGM(Pers) and had discussions on promotion to different Grades through implementation of CPSU Hierarchy, DGM(Adhoc) to DGM(Regular) promotion in Telecom/Finance Stream, review of sanctioned strength due to VRS, 2001 rect JTOs passed the LDCE 2007 etc.

PGM informed that as per the direction of DIR (HR), he is studying the policy and it will be completed by next Monday. Discussions held on various aspects like Date of implementation, Promotion without DPC for the Executives working in higher scales, incorporating the Board direction on reservation to make it compliance with Govt policy etc. In the post VRS scenario we can make further improvements as the eligible executives number has come down drastically, we suggested.

Further discussions held on review of sanctioned strength due to VRS,   DGM(Adhoc) to DGM(Regular) promotion in Telecom/Finance Stream, 2001 rect JTOs passed the LDCE 2007 etc.

26-05-2020:Pers. Cell of BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi issued tenure/ normal Transfer & posting orders in the grade of Accounts officers...<<<Click here for tenure order>>>    <<<Click here for normal transfer  Order>>>

26-05-2020:Terms Of Reference (TOR) of the committee announced:

During the discussion with the Committee members by both GSs regarding the issue of reversion of 2001 Rect JTOs passed the LDCE 2007, Committee members informed that they are waiting for the Terms Of Reference of the Committee. We brought this to the notice of DIR(HR) and PGM(Pers), next day itself.

We requested to include: examining the eligibility of 2001 rect JTOs passed the LDCE 2007 with reference to SDE RR 2002 and the clarifications issued with reference to LDCE 2007. Now BSNL CO issued the TOR as we suggested. The focus is on resolving 2001  rect issue, segregating them from 2002 rect JTOs.

It is a great breakthrough in the case. So far the eligibility was examined by BSNL and the court cases defended based on the 30.07.2010 clarification issued during LDCE 2010 and the clarifications issued on 16.04.2007 and 10.07.2007 during LDCE 2007was not at all considered or produced in the court.<<<Click here for the term of reference>>>

25-05-2020:Drastic cut in number of posts on the anvil in the name of Restructuring:

It is learned that through Restructuring and Review of Assets, BSNL Management  is considering drastic reduction in the combined strength of AGM and DGM equivalent Grades in all the Streams (Telecom, Finance, Civil, Electrical, Arch, TF, PPS and CSS) and AGM+DGM number in all the Streams combined together will be about 3300 – 3500. The present combined sanctioned strength of AGM+DGM is 8953. In other words, drastic reduction of posts proposed, by about 65%. The final figure will be divided in some ratio between AGM and DGM. If it happens, then it will stop almost all the promotions to AGM and DGM Grade in all Streams as we are apprehending.

This is in the name of Restg. and M/s Deloittee recommendation. The same Consultant M/s Deloittee, in 2014, recommended an increase in the number of AGM (T) posts from 5303 to 6172 and DGM(T) posts from 1331 to 1607. After 6 years, the same Consultant makes recommendation for drastic reduction of posts. This establish that the Consultant is acting on behalf of the Management and what Management  requires, that report  is given by the Consultant, without making any Work Study.

Similar cut in the number of posts can be anticipated in other Grades also (SDE/AO and JTO/JAO equivalents). The provisional norms issued in December, 2019 by Restg. cell indicates that the Circles can work out the revised sanctioned strength of the Circle based on that provisional norms and find out the revised strength.

We may have to go for strong organizational actions in the near future if Management is not coming forward and discussing and settling the matter.

Management is dragging the Promotions to complete the Restg. process, making assurances one after another. Restrg. should not take away the Promotional avenues of the Executives working in BSNL. On review of the Assets, large number of posts will be surrendered in addition to the posts surrendered due to VRS. Knowing the adverse effect of Restg. on Post based promotions, we are insisting for Non-post based Time Bound functional promotion in all the Streams.

AIBSNLEA WISH ONE AND ALL

A HAPPY RAMZAN

24-05-2020:BSNL NEWS IN MEDIA:

(i) How to activate Hotstar Premium Free Account with BSNL Superstar plan...<<<Click here for news>>

(ii) BSNL FTTH Bharat Fibre Broadband plans: Ideal for Work from Home...<<<Click here for news>>

(iii) BSNL launches AnyCast DNS system in BSNL network for faster web services...<<<Click here for news>>

22-05-2020:Today GS AIBSNLEA Com.S.Sivakumar discussed with Shri P.K.Sinha, Member(Finance), DoT about the payment of balance amount(17%) of Ist installment and 50% of IInd installment of  Ex-Gratia.

GS also enquired about the latest order of Department of Expenditure to spend only 15% of allotted Funds in the first quarter ending 30.6.2020. Member Finance mentioned that the Ex-gratia Payment Funds have been allotted to DoT as per the approval of the Cabinet Decision and hence we will not have any problem to release the balance amount of 17% of Ist installment and 50% of IInd installment of  Ex-Gratia, as per the assurance given i.e., before the end of June, 2020. Member (Fin) further mentioned that there is a meeting scheduled on 26.5.2020 with the  Expenditure Secretary and Senior Officers of Finance Ministry to discuss in this regard. He hope that positive decision will be taken in this meeting to release the balance Ex-Gratia payment before the end of June, 2020 on the basis of the Cabinet Decision.

It is also learnt that DoT has instructed BSNL to release the amount of Society dues recovered from the VRS Retirees before the payment of balance amount Ex-Gratia payment.

20-05-2020:Meeting with the Committee dealing with the Reversion of 2001 rect.JTOs passed the LDCE 2007 and become SDE in 2008:

As reported yesterday, the meeting with the Committee comprising Shri H C Pant, CGM(Legal), Shri Arun Kumar, PGM(Pers) and Shri Sourabh Tyagi, Sr GM(Estt) took place today (19.5.2020) at 4.00 PM. General Secretaries of AIBSNLEA and SNEA participated in the meeting. DIR (HR), BSNL board  arranged this combined meeting.

We demanded that the matter should be decided by examining their eligibility as per the provisions of Schedule 12, Note 5 of the SDE RR 2002 and with reference to the clarifications issued by BSNLCO dated 16.04.2007 and 10.07.2007 in connection with LDCE 2007 Notification dated 09.02.2007. So far, the eligibility was examined with reference to BSNL CO clarification dated 30.07.2010, issued for the subsequent LDCE 2010. The clarification implemented retrospectively, 3 years after the conduction of LDCE and Promotion orders. The Show Cause Notice and other actions taken against 2001 recruited JTOs based on BSNL CO clarification dated 30.07.2010 should be withdrawn, we demanded.

The file notings of 2007 and the clarifications dated 16.04.2007 and 10.07.2007 makes it clear that 1 year relaxation is applicable for LDCE 2007.

For deciding Senior-Junior clause, the All India Eligibility list of JTOs to be reckoned, it was decided in 2007 which is very well clear from the file notings. Hence all the 2001 rects. of TN Circle become eligible.

All Circles (A&N, AP&TL, AS, BR, CHG, CHTD, GUJ, HP, JKD, KRL, KTK, MH, MP, NE- I, NTR, RAJ, UPE, TN and WB)  interpreted the clarification in the positive manner and allowed all the 2001 recruited JTOs who completed 2 years of Service.

There is no direction from any Courts to revert the 2001 rect. JTOs, we argued. In various Courts, the dispute was whether the eligibility is to be decided as on 1st July of the Vacancy Year OR 1st July of the Year of Examination, in which Court decided that it will be 1st July of the Vacancy Year. In that case also 2001 rect. JTOs become eligible. Only 2002 rect. JTOs appeared in the LDCE 2007 become in-eligible as per the Court order.

The PCAT order based on BSNL clarification dated 30.07.2010 for LDCE 2010 was wrongly applied for LDCE 2007 also, which has created the problem.

The dispute occurred when BSNL issued Show Cause Notices to the 2001 Rect. JTOs, not completed the 3 years qualifying service for appearing in the LDCE, based on the BSNL CO clarification dated 30.07.2010 in a retrospective manner, citing Court orders on clarification dated 30.07.2010 and it is a clear violation of the clarifications issued in 2007. The clarification issued on 30.07.2010, after the conduction of the LDCE 2007 should be applicable prospectively, not retrospectively.

Finally we demanded to decide the matter based on the SDE RR and the clarifications issued on 16.04.2007 and 10.07.2007 and the file notings related to LDCE 2007. The Show Cause and reversion based on the Court order should be limited to 2002 rect. JTOs appeared in the LDCE, we emphasised.

The Committee made an important observation that the 30.07.2010 clarification cannot be given retrospective effect and for the LDCE held 3 years earlier, in 2007. However, they sought some time to go through the records and the various Court judgments which made BSNL to revert the SDEs.  

Both the General Secretaries will meet the Committee Members and the Director (HR) again after one week.

19-05-2020:Dr.S. Senthil Kumar, Member of Parliament Dharmapuri Constituency Tamilnadu  forwarded the letter of AUAB to Shri Narendra Modi ji, Hon'ble Prime Minister of India, GoI, New Delhi requesting the Government intervention to clear the roadblocks involved in the 4G Tendering process for BSNL....<<<<Click here for letter>>>

19-05-2020:Important Points submitted before the Committee by AIBSNLEA on 19.05.2020 for reviewing and cancellation of Reversion Orders in respect of SDEs(JTOs of 2001 Recruitment Year) promoted through LDCE 2007 for vacancy year 2005-06....<<<Click here for letter>>>>
18-05-2020:GS writes to Shri P. K. Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding request for Promotion in all Streams/Grades in BSNL on ‘Regular Basis’ instead of ‘Look After arrangement’ from among the Executives already working in Higher Scales without any financial implications-reg. reminder...<<<Click here for letter>>>

18-05-2020:Meeting with Shri Arvind Vadnerkar, DIR(HR) on 18.05.2020:

General Secretaries of AIBSNLEA  and SNEA  met DIR(HR) and held discussions about the progress in Promotions to various Grades as per the assurances given in the detailed  Agenda meeting with DIR(HR) on 05.05.2020. It was a follow up meeting.

DIR(HR) informed that he directed the PGM(Pers) to work out on the New Promotion Policy as it has come to the conclusion in the last meeting that Post based promotion is not at all feasible atleast for few years due to the Reservation issue. PGM(Pers) could come to office today after long break due to Nationwide Lockdown. We explained that irrespective of category, ST/SC/OC category Executives are waiting for promotion for years together. For example, 2001 recruited JTOs of SC and OC category and 2002 Rect JTOs of ST category are waiting for promotion to SDE Grade even after completion of 18 to 19 years of service. But as per the New policy, all the JTOs completed 5 years of service, irrespective of ST/SC/OC category will get promotion.

We further explained the urgency for issuing promotion as in almost all the cadres, except AO cadre, more than 60% positions are vacant and in many important grades, it is more than 90%. In this situation how BSNL Revival is possible, we asked.  Director (HR) reassured early action in this regard.

On the Reversion of SDEs of 2007 LDCE, on our continuous pleadings to find out an early solution, Director(HR) arranged a meeting with the Committee on 19.05.2020, tomorrow itself at 4 PM.

AIBSNLEA CHQ extends

its Warm greetings to one and all on

World Telecommunication Day today.

16-05-2020:DoP&PW issued  consolidated instructions for Pension Disbursing Authorities to ensure smooth payment of pension / family pension to pensioners / family pensioners.....<<<Click here for instructions>>>>
15-05-2020:Shri M. Shanmugam ji, Hon'ble MP (Rajya Sabha) forwarded the letter of AUAB to Shri Narendra Modi ji, Hon'ble Prime Minister of India, GoI, New Delhi requesting the Government intervention to clear the roadblocks involved in the 4G Tendering process for BSNL....<<<<Click here for letter>>>
14-05-2020:BSNL NEWS IN MEDIA:

(i) No global tenders for Rs 200 crore worth projects to benefit local telecom gear makers....<<<Click here for detailed news>>>

14-05-2020:GS writes to Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding  curtailment of existing medical facility by reducing  the Annual ceiling for outdoor medical claim from 23 to 15 days of Basic+DA - Demanding to restore the Annual ceiling of 23 days of Basic+DA....<<<Click here for letter>>>
14-05-2020:DoP&PW has started a Call Center with a Toll Free Number 1800-11-1960 where pensioners can lodge their grievances on Centralised Pension Grievance Redress and Monitoring System  ....<<<Click here for Do-letter of Jt.Secy, DoP&PW>>>

13-05-2020:GS writes to Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding massive corruption to the tune of 15 Crs. in OF Cable laying in Jorhat SSA, Assam Circle under NOFN Project by Shri Hari Singh Pawar, Ex. GM Jorhat. CGM, Assam Circle is shielding the main accused and the case should be handed over to CBI without further delay.....

<<<Click here for letter>>>    

<<<Letter of Circle Secretaries of All Unions & Associations of BSNL, Assam Telecom Circle>>>

13-05-2020:Estt. Cell of BSNL CO issued order regarding finalization of pension and payment of other benefits in respect of the employees retired voluntarily under the BSNL VRS-2019....<<<<Click here for order>>
12-05-2020:Meeting with Shri P K Purwar, CMD/BSNL and Shri S K Gupta, Director (Fin) on 12.05.2020:

General Secretaries of AIBSNLEA and SNEA met CMD/BSNL and discussed the following issues: 

A) 4G Tender, upgradation of BTSs etc.: CMD informed that there is no progress in both cases. Due to lock down, vendors are also not coming forward.

B) CMD is non committal on promotions: According to CMD, the restructuring may take another 6 months time. On promotion, CMD is of the opinion that it is delayed due to the Court cases and BSNL cannot be held responsible for that. We refuted the charge and told CMD that Court cases are increasing since Executives are not getting timely promotion and due to various infirmities in the RRs, procedures etc. The promotion Policy followed in BSNL is that of Govt Depts., not that of a CPSU. In other CPSUs, promotions upto certain scale is on time bound basis, when scale is given, it will be treated as functional promotion to that grade and no separate post based promotion is followed. So, Seniority and Reservation related issues are not there in any other CPSU. To overcome this, BSNL already approved amendments to the EPP to give functional promotion to the scale upto AGM/CAO/EE Grade in of E4 scale.

We briefed him about the discussions held with Director (HR) and the HR team few days back and the conclusion that due to the court cases related to Reservation, present form of promotion will not be possible before 2 to 3 years and Management will seriously work out for time bound functional promotion along with scale. Since Executives are already working in the scale, there is no additional financial implications is there for BSNL. We requested to expedite it to give promotion to all the eligible Executives.

However, CMD as usual, did not made any commitment on any type of promotion. It gives an impression that Management is not much serious or worried about regular promotions and they may try to continue with LA arrangement.

C) Payment of Medical bills pending since May, 2019 and going for Medi claim facility: We explained the difficulties faced by the employees for treatment. Since the bills are pending since May, 2019, majority of the good Hospitals are not extending treatment to BSNL employees. Since good hospitals are not in the panel, employees are not getting proper treatment. Management has to expedite the process of working out good Medical Insurance scheme, we demanded. CMD informed that the fund availability is the main problem and if lock down was not there, BSNL planned to clear the medical bills by April. For Medical Insurance also, BSNL require money and the present financial condition is not good and we are not in a position to make advance payment now. CMD mentioned that Salary and Mtce., Expenditure are the Company’s first priority and without releasing fund for Mtce., Revenue will not be generated. He further informed that when Salary payment itself is delayed, we cannot take advance payment immediately.

D) Insurance protection in view of the Covid-19: We demanded Special Insurance coverage for the employees as per MHA guidelines as Telecom is an essential service. CMD agreed to write to DoT to give compensation to BSNL employees treating it as an essential service.

E) Disbursement of Apr’2020 Salary: CMD informed that the present fund availability is about 200 Cr only and Statutory EPF payment is to be done from that.

Afterwards, we met Shri S K Gupta, Director (Fin) also and held discussions regarding fund availability, discussion with the Assns regarding restructuring and review of Sanctioned posts, Look after arrangements, relieving of Accounts Personnel who have completed Hard Tenure and the clarification sought by CGM/Kerala Circle in the name of restructuring.

12-05-2020: Admin. Cell of BSNL CO issued order regarding procedure for outdoor medical claim for BSNL employees (Serving /Retired)....<<<Click here for order>>>
12.05.2020 Pers. Cell of BSNL CO issued order regarding extension of last date for submission of  e-APAR (Self-Appraisal) for Year 2019-20...<<<Click here for Order>>>
12.05.2020 GS writes to  Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding request for extension of timeline for invitation and submission of APAR for the FY:2019-20 upto 31.05.2020 due to COVID-19......<<<Click here for letter>>>
10.05.2020    << Pl. see Video prepared by Himachal Pradesh Circle on Steps to be taken to fight against Corona Pandemic ....."Hats off to Himachal Comrades" >>>
10.05.2020BSNL NEWS IN MEDIA:

(i) BSNL offers cheaper 4G Mobile Plans as compared to Jio, Airtel and Vodafone-Idea.....<<<Click here for detail news>>>

08.05.2020 Sr. GM(CA), BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi issued letter to CGMTs, All BSNL Circles regarding brief on COVID -19 Impact and VRS expenditure for Financial Closure 2019-20......<<<<Click here for letter>>>
07.05.2020BSNL NEWS IN MEDIA:

(i) Attempts are being made to stall launch of 4G services by BSNL, say unions; seek PM’s intervention......

<<<Click here for detail news>>    <<<News in Financial Express>>>

06.05.2020BSNL NEWS IN MEDIA:

(i)  BSNL approves 2G, 3G network upgrade contract to ZTE, Nokia for fastest 4G rollout   <<<Click here for detail news>>

06.05.2020 AUAB writes to Shri Narendra Modi Ji, Hon'ble Prime Minister, Government of India, South Block, Raisina Hills, New Delhi regarding attempts to scuttle BSNL’s 4G equipment procurement, which is the lifeline for BSNL - First and foremost requirement for BSNL’s revival is 4G roll out and BSNL cannot afford any more delay requesting your kind intervention - <<<<Click here for letter>>>
06.05.2020  Estt. Cell of BSNL Co, New Delhi issued instructions regarding payment of leave encashment in respect of VRS-2019 optees whose Vigilance clearance is withheld.....<<<<Click here for order>>>

05.05.2020 Agenda Meeting with Shri Arvind Vadnekar, Director(HR) on 05.05.2020:

General Secretaries of AIBSNLEA  and SNEA  had detailed Agenda meeting with the DIR(HR) on various important HR issues: Sr GM(Estt), GM(SR), GM (Restg) and DGM (Pers)  were present in the meeting. PGM(Pers) joined the meeting over phone. The deadlock situation in promotion to different cadres was the main issue. The discussion took place for more than two hours on the following Agenda points submitted to the management in advance.

a) Undue delay in regular promotions to all the eligible Executives: Even though there is no financial implication, Management is not taking any initiative for regular promotions. At the same time, continuing with Look after arrangement:

From Assn side, both GSs demanded promotion on Time Bound basis as there is no visibility for promotion through any other channel due to the various Supreme Court judgments on reservation. Since Executives are already working in higher scales, we demanded promotion which is just a designation change and no financial implications involved. Management is giving LA for the Executives working in the higher scales but not giving regular promotion. The Executives are not getting the benefit of promotion. We demanded regular promotion along with the Pay scales instead of LA promotion.

At the beginning, the possibility of DPC in different cadres explored by the management and discussed various options. On JTO to SDE promotion, initially management was of the impression that once the Ernakulam case is cleared, promotion is possible. Further management assessed the status of promotion in different cadres: i) JTO(Civil/Elect/Arch) to SDE(C/E/Arch) LDCE is held up due to court case on Reservation, ii) SDE(T) to DE(T) and JAO to AO promotion made in June 2018 challenged in the Hon’ble Chandigarh CAT on Reservation issue and the CAT ordered to review the promotions, declaring the promotion as PROVISIONAL, iii) AO to CAO Promotion held up due to court case on Reservation, iv) SDE(C) to EE(C) Promotion held up due to seniority issue among Diploma and Engg Degree holders. On DE (T) and AO promotions in 2018, Management is waiting for the judgement copy and the course of action is to be decided. Different options also discussed. In any case, DPC for DE and CAO is not possible before the review, Management informed that all the promotions are leading to fresh litigations. DoPT is not giving any direction regarding method of implementation of reservation or endorsing the Hon’ble Supreme Court order on reservation. DoPT asked BSNL to wait for the outcome of remaining SLPs pending in the Hon’ble Supreme Court, BSNL management informed us. In such situation, after taking various Supreme Court orders and the court cases going on into consideration, DIR(HR) come to the conclusion that in the near future, it may not be possible to give any promotion due to the reservation issue. Finally management informed us that for JTO to SDE promotion also, BSNL will not be able to decide due to the reservation issue and go for DPC even if Ernakulam judgment is coming.

When all other options closed, now Management started seriously thinking about the implementation of Time Bound functional promotion upto AGM Grade. Management informed us that they will work on it in the coming days and discussions will be held with us if required. Both GSs once again clearly told the Management that if the Management desires to give promotion, Time bound promotion is the only viable option and work for that.

b) Relaxation in Qualifying service for DGM(T) and DGM(F) promotion as the Executives are already working as DGM on LA basis:

Both GSs demanded relaxation of qualifying service of AGM and CAO for promotion to DGM(T/F). They were working on Officiating/LA basis, long time, before regular promotion in 2018 and having sufficient experience as AGM/CAO. Director also found merit in the case and want to address the huge shortage in DGM cadre. Finally it was assured that  the Management will explore the possibility for relaxation of the qualifying service for DGM(T/F) promotion by taking it to the Board.

c) Implementation of merger of Project/Maintenance Regions and TFs:

Both GSs expressed our serious concern for non implementation of the merger orders. The vehicle, staff and infra available with Project wing is underutilised. Limited staff and vehicle with the Regions are overburdened. Management informed that some Man power planning for Project/Mtce Region is going on and merger will be implemented.

On Telecom Factory, the orders are not implemented properly. So they are facing funding and other issues and the infrastructure is not getting utilised. It is assured to examine the matter by discussing with the concerned Officers.

d) Reversion of 2001 Rect JTOs passed the LDCE in 2008:

Both GSs explained the issue to the Director (HR). Management has to accept its own clarification issued at the time of LDCE 2007, then there is no issue remains, we informed  the Management. Management is of the opinion that it require some relaxations but we told them that no relaxation is required other than the one year relaxation extended to the seniors as per the RR. The Committee formed to examine the matter is asked to expedite and come out with the solution within this month.

e) Modification in DGM(T) promotions  as majority of them are worked outside the Circle and come back 3 years back:

Management agreed to consider it once the lock down is over.

Finally, Director (HR) concluded that Management is keen to give regular promotions and assured to go for the promotions in all the cadres at the earliest.

05.05.2020 We extend our Sincere thanks to CMD, BSNL, Director(HR), BSNL Board and GM(Admin), BSNL CO for issuance of instructions to all the Head of the Circles for the extension of Revalidation of BSNL MRS Medical Card for BSNL Retired employees up to 30.6.2020 or till further orders. <<<CLICK Here for orders>>>>


GS, AIBSNLEA has written a letter to the CMD BSNL on 06.4.2020 requesting for the extension of Revalidation of BSNL MRS Medical Card for BSNL Retired employees up to 30.6.2020. But BSNL CO issued order for the extension of Revalidation of BSNL MRS Medical Card only for the Retired employees of BSNL CO on 21.4.2020. On 23.4.2020, GS, AIBSNLEA discussed with the Director(HR) and GM(Admin), BSNL CO and requested to issue of instructions to all the Head of the Circles for the extension of Revalidation of BSNL MRS Medical Card for BSNL Retired employees up to 30.6.2020 or till further orders since Covid-19 spreading like any thing throughout India.

<<<GS letter 06.04.2020>>   <<<Click here for
BSNL CO orders Dtd.21.4.2020>>>

04.05.2020 Meeting with CMD BSNL Shri P.K. Purwar ji

 GS AIBSNLEA and GS SNEA  met  Shri P. K.Purwar ji, CMD/BSNL and held detailed discussions on the following issues.

a) Launching of 4G services

b) Finance Ministry approval for 8500 Cr Sovereign Guarantee bonds as  

    part  of  BSNL Revival

c) Impact of Covid 19 on BSNL business

d) Labour payment, e) Balance of Ex-Gratia payment.

04.05.2020 Meeting with Sr.GM(Estt): Today GS AIBSNLEA & GS SNEA met Sr.GM(Estt) and discussed regarding

A) To Change of Format issued to the Head of the Circles for the Sanctioned strength of Executives: We requested the Sr.GM( Estt) to calculate the Excess Sanctioned strength of Executives on the basis of the Posts become vacant due to VRS - 2019 Scheme as approved by the BSNL Board. After detailed discussion Sr.GM(Estt) assured that the excess Sanctioned Strength will be taken as the figures of vacant Posts due to VRS and mentioned that need not worry about last column of the format.

B) Immediate release of Leave Encashmet and GPF in r/o Employees whose VCs are with held: Sr.GM(Estt) mentioned that CMD BSNL today approved the release of Leave Encashment and GPF payment to those officials whose VCs are with held. He assured that the orders will be issued shortly.

C) Payment of balance amount of Ex-gratia of Ist Installment and Second Installment: Sr.GM(Estt) mentioned that the fund allotment has been received by the DoT from the Finance Ministry. But due non completion of PPO work due to COVID-19, it is delayed. However he assured that the balance amount Ist Installment and 2nd Installment will be paid before the end of June' 2020 as already assured.

03.05.2020 HATS OFF to Com.S.Baskaran, CAO(Retd.,), BSNL Thanjavur, Tamilnadu Circle and his Team for free distribution of Homeopathy Medicine Packs to the Tamilnadu State Govt. and Local Body Officers and Staff to prevent the spreading of Covid-19:
Com.S.Baskaran, who is our Asstt. Distt. Secretary and CAO(Retd.,), BSNL Thanjavur, Tamilnadu Circle, his son who is the Doctor and his Team have distributed free Homeopathy Medicine “Arsenicum Album” as recommended by the Ayush Ministry to the Officers and Staff of Thanjavur District Collector Office, Thanjavur District Superintendent of Police Office, Thanjavur Corporation Office, 46 Panchayat Offices of Thanjavur District, Primary Health Centres and to 5the staff involved in Cleaning, Sanitary work, Sweeping work in the Villages, Local bodies and Panchayat Unions. They have distributed the free Medicine packs to nearly 4000 Officers and Staff.
AIBSNLEA, CHQ whole heartedly congratulated and Salute Com.Baskaran and his Team for the noble Services rendered to the Society in the Lock down period due to Covid-19.

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01.05.2020 Secretary, GoI, Department of Health and Family Welfare, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare issued instructions to Chief Secretaries of all States/UTs regarding COVID-2019....<<<Click here for letter>>>

01.05.2020 PRESS RELEASE- EXTENSION OF LOCKDOWN FOR A FURTHER PERIOD OF TWO WEEKS WITH EFFECT FROM MAY 4, 2020: Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Government of India (GoI) issued an Order under the Disaster Management Act, 2005, today, to further extend the Lockdown for a further period of two weeks beyond May 4, 2020......<<<<<Click here for Press Release>>>>

01.05.2020 Foundation day of AIBSNLEA:

Wish you all a Happy Foundation day of AIBSNLEA. AIBSNLEA was formally launched on 01.05.2004 merging of 10 DOT recognized Group-B Officers Associations and thus represents in true sense all disciplines of Executives of BSNL i.e. Telecom Engineering, Telecom Finance and Accounts, Civil/Electrical/Arch/Telecom Factory Engg wing,  Personnel staff (PA/PS/PSS), CSS staff, AD(O/L) and General Disciplines of BSNL.

 

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

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

AIBSNLEA Wishes Happy & Prosperous

Labour Day 

to one and all

30.04.2020 GS writes to  Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding request for review the decision of merger of Telecom Factories with the respective Territorial Circles...<<<Click here for letter>>>
30.04.2020 GS writes to  Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding revision of sanction strength of various cadres in BSNL in the aftermath of VRS-2019 Scheme to streamline proper utilization of available strength - furnishing information's in respect of executives and non executives thereof  - <<Click here for letter>>>>

30.04.2020 Congratulations to all the retiring Comrades!

CHQ extends Best Wishes to all the comrades who are going to retire on 30.04.2020 on Superannuation, for a Happy, Healthy, Wealthy, Contended and Peaceful life after retirement. 

 

Comrades! You are going to start a New Journey of your Life, may your days be filled with Elation and Triumph.  We extend our sincere thanks to you for your dedication towards AIBSNLEA as well as BSNL. CHQ congratulates you on your Superannuation on 30.04.2020.

29.04.2020 DoP&T, Govt. of India issued order regarding effective use of 'Aarogayasetu' App for breaking the chain of transmission of COVID-19...<<<<Click here for order>>>
29.04.2020 GS writes to  Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding extending of Broadband Plan "5 GB CUL Rs. 501" to our executives having service connections - <<Click here for letter>>>>
28.04.2020Pers. Cell of BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi issued order regarding look after arrangement in the grade of DGM /STS(CAO) in Telecom Finance stream of BSNL Corporate Office.....<<<Click here for letter>>>
27.04.2020DoT, New Delhi instructions regarding implementation of Income Tax Module in SAMPANN......<<<Click Here for instructions>>>

26.04.2020BSNL News in Media....

Inspired, 4 retired govt employees feed the poor.......<<<Click here for detailed news>>>>

<<<Click here for News in Paper>>>

25.04.2020Important News in Media.... Based on regression analysis, the pandemic seems to end by mid May in most of the countries. For India it’s 20th May .....<<<<Click here for detail news>>>>
Gujarat Circle has prepared a small video regarding excellent work done by BSNL staff during Covid-19 lockdown..........<<<Click here for Video>>>
<<<<<Pl. see Video prepared by Tamilnadu Circle on Steps to be taken to fight against Corona Pandemic >>
25.04.2020 Pers. Cell of BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi issued instructions  regarding calling of option from willing CAO/AO for posting in ERP Centre, Ghaziabad......<<<<Click here for instructions>>>
21.04.2020 Sr.GM (CA & ERP), BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi issued instructions  regarding payment of VRS dues - Left out cases.....<<<<Click here for instructions>>>
21.04.2020 AGM(Taxation), Taxation Cell of BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi issued order regarding calling of option for new personal taxation regime of reduced tax rates with no exemptions or deductions or setoff of loss etc. in case of individuals & HUFs as provided u/s 115 BAC of the IT Act, 1961 (applicable w.e.f. AY 2021-22) ......<<<<Click here for Order>>>
21.04.2020 Admin Cell of BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi issued order regarding Extension of Revalidation of BSNLMRS Medical Card for BSNL Retired Employees.....<<<Click here for Order>>>
19.04.2020 Congrats  to AIBSNLEA Kerala Circle: AIBSNLEA Kerala responded positively to the call of HDS , Hospital Development Society , Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram to the CGMT , BSNL , Kerala for arranging Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and N95 Masks urgently to empower them to fight agaist Covid-19 pandemic.

AIBSNLEA Kerala quickly transferred Rs.32500 (Thirty Two Thousand and Five Hundred) from its account to the HDS , Thiruvananthapuram for the procurement of 50 PPE&N95 Masks.

19.04.2020 PIB News/////

No proposal for reduction of pension, says Government....<<<<Click here for News>>>

18.04.2020 Esstt. Cell of BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi issued instructions w.r.t. Operation & Maintenance and functioning of the Administrative Offices during the lockdown period w.e.f. 20.04.2020 in view of the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in India......<<<<Click here for letter>>>>
17.04.2020 BSNL issued order for revision of IDA at revised rate @ 160.7% w.e.f. 01.04.2020 for Board level & below Board level posts including Non-unionized supervisors in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) -<<<Click here for IDA revision Order>>>

15.04.2020 Advisor (Finance), DoT HQ  issued instructions regarding payment of pension for regular pension cases till March-2020....<<<Click here for letter>>>

15.04.2020 Esstt.  Cell of BSNL CO, New Delhi issued instructions regarding voluntary contribution by the Employees of BSNL in PM CARES FUND in view of the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in India.....<<<<Click here for letter>>>>

AIBSNLEA Wishes  a  very Happy Ambedkar Jayanti

14.04.2020 Pers. Cell of BSNL CO, New Delhi issued instructions regarding cancellation of relieving orders in view of COVID 19 Pandemic lockdown....<<<<Click here for order>>
14.04.2020 GS writes to  Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding request for Special Insurance Coverage for the BSNL employees who are maintaining essential Telecom Services throughout India against COVID-19 - <<Click here for letter>>>>
14.04.2020 Heartily Congratulations to Sh.P.K. Purwar Sir, CMD BSNL....... Director(PSA), DoT conveyed approval of ACC that additional charge of CMD MTNL is entrusted to Sh. P.K. Purwar Sir, CMD BSNL with immediate effect for a period of six months or until further order, whichever is earlier....<<<Click here for order>>>>
13.04.2020 Estt. Cell of BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi issued order regarding declaration of Holiday on 14th April 2020- Birthday of Dr.B.R.Ambedkar. ....<<<Click here for order>>>
13.04.2020BSNL NEWS IN MEDIA:

(i) Finally, BSNL 4G! State-run telecom company starts countrywide 4G rollout......<<<<Click here for detailed news>>>>

10.04.2020 BSNL Corporate office issued instructions regarding extension of clearing pending bookings for the FY 2019-20 as per details as under:-

1. PO posting for the March 2020 period stands extended till 20.04.2020.
2. SES/MIGO/MIRO posting for the March 2020 period stands extended till 22.04.2020.
3. ARV/ODN/SD Invoice Posting for the March 2020 period stands extended till 15.04.2020.....<<<<Click here for letter>>>

09.04.2020 GS writes to  Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding maintenance of Cleanliness of Office/Exchange Premises <<<Click here for letter>>>

08.04.2020 GS writes to  Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding request for Promotion in all Streams/Grades in BSNL on ‘Regular Basis’ instead of ‘Look After Arrangement’ from among the Executives already working in Higher Scales without any financial implications-<<<Click here for letter>>>
08.04.2020 GS writes to  Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding constraints in ERP- Bills Processing Works due to Country wide Lock down-<<Click here for letter>>>>
06.04.2020 GS writes to  Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding request for Extensions of BSNL MRS facility to VRS Optees up to 30.6.2020 due to COVID-19 .......<<<Click here for letter>>>
04.04.2020 DGM(Pers.-SM), BSNL CO issued instructions regarding postponement of relieving of  the executives /  officers under transfer.....<<<Click here for letter>>>>
03.04.2020 GS writes to  Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding Contribution to Prime Minister Cares Fund (PM-CARES) -<<<Click here for letter>>>   <<<Click here for reference letter no. 1>>>
02.04.2020 GS writes to Shri. Arvind Vadnerkar, Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding Payment of Ex-gratia & Leave Encashment to VRS-2019 Optees - Request for furnishing the details of payment and recoveries - <<<<Click here for letter>>>
31.03.2020 GS writes to Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding request for retention of newly promoted DGM(T)s in their Home Circle due to the threat of COVID-19 - <<<<Click here for letter>>>

31.03.2020 Congratulations to all the retiring Comrades!

CHQ extends Best Wishes to all the comrades who are going to retire on 31.03.2020 on Superannuation, for a Happy, Healthy, Wealthy, Contended and Peaceful life after retirement

 

Comrades! You are going to start a New Journey of your Life, may your days be filled with Elation and Triumph.  We extend our sincere thanks to you for your dedication towards AIBSNLEA as well as BSNL. CHQ congratulates you on your Superannuation on 31.03.2020.

31.03.2020 DoP&T issued clarifications  regarding retirement of government servants on 31st March, 2020....<<<<Click here for letter>>>
30.03.2020 GS writes to Shri. P. K. Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding contribution to Prime Minister Cares Fund-<<<Click here for letter>>>
26.03.2020BSNL Corporate Office issued instructions to CGM(s) and IFAs, All Territorial and Non-Territorial Circles and DGM R&P BSNL CO regarding for Payment of VRS dues - Ex-gratia...<<<Click here for order>>>

23.03.2020BSNL  Corporate Office issued Look after arrangement in the grade of DGM in Telecom Operation Stream of BSNL Corporate Office...<<<Click here for order>>>
23.03.2020BSNL  Corporate Office issued modification Posting orders on Promotion of the executive in the grade of DGM (T) of Telecom Operation Stream purely of Adhoc basis - <<<Click here for order>>>>>
23.03.2020BSNL  Corporate Office issued instructions regarding Emergency instructions in view of COVID 19   <<<Click here for letter>>>>
23.03.2020Today morning GS met Director (HR), BSNL Board and requested to review the orders issued by the BSNL Corporate Office on 20.03.2020 in the light of the latest instructions issued by the DOP&T dated 22.3.2020 and due to the prevailing situation throughout India including NCR Delhi in view of shut down of Public Transport/Train/Metro/Sub Urban/Inter-State Trains. He further requested to take immediate steps to issue necessary revised instructions to contain the spread of COVID-19. as detailed below and handed over the letter addressed to CMD and copy to Director(HR). Director (HR) assured to issue revised instructions today. PROSPEROUS

1.BSNL CO, Circle Offices and SSA Offices (Administrative) may be closed or functioned with skeletal Staff and work at home may be allowed wherever possible an
d they should attend Office if called for, in case of any exigencies of work.

2. Wherever possible, the CSCs and bill collection centres may be maintained
with rotation of staff with all available precautions since the CSCs are real cashing gateway for BSNL survival and windows for extending essential services to common public. Remaining CSCs may be closed immediately, advising the Customers to make payment through on line temporarily. The Payment date to be extended. BSNL VPN facilities to be extended to those who are working at home for CSC.

3.The Officers and Staff working in the field may be called on duty on rotation basis and allowed to work at home. All the Officers who are permitted to work at home may be provided with BSNL VPN facilities as and when needed.

4.Melas to be suspended with immediate effect.

5. BSNL focus should be limited to maintenance of of essential services, critical Installations and critical Transmission Routes.

When we all BSNL family members are striving hard to bring back BSNL to its original pristine glory from its crisis period, we must not permit COVID-19 to deteriorate the motive of our work force. Thus extending all sort of life protection to every beloved members of BSNL shall be the prime most concern of the BSNL Management during the epidemic time.
GS also met CMD and handed over the letter addressed to CMD and requested to issue revised orders.

 
23.03.2020GS Writes to Shri. P.K.Purwar, CMD, BSNL regarding Preventive measures required to be taken to contain the spreads of COVID-19  ......<<<Click here for letter>>>
20.03.2020GS Writes to The PGM (Pers.) BSNL Corporate office regarding  Request for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the cadre of Accounts officer<<<Click here for letter>>
19.03.2020GS Writes to Shri Arvind Vadnerkar Director (HR) BSNL Board regarding Non-issuance of Tenure Transfer orders in respect of Account Personnel <<<Click here for letter>>>
18.03.2020Details of discussions held between CMD BSNL and recognized Unions & Associations BSNL:   Recognized Unions & Associations of BSNL were invited for discussions by the BSNL Management today to discuss regarding restructuring plan and Revival of BSNL. CMD BSNL Sh. P.K. Purwar chaired the meeting. Com. S. Sivakumar, GS AIBSNLEA, Com. Bhagwan Singh, AGS(HQ), GS & President of BSNLEU, NFTE, SNEA participated in the meeting. Sh. Arvind Vadnerkar, Director(HR), BSNL Board and Sh. Manish Kumar, GM(Restructuring) were also participated in the meeting.  

CMD BSNL welcomed all the Leaders of BSNL recognized Unions & Associations and explained about the steps taken by BSNL Management for maximization of revenue.

Business Development

SIM Sales: CMD mentioned that there is 5% increase in SIM Sales in the month of Jan., Feb and March-2020. SIM Sales in Feb.2020 is 18.80 lakhs and in March-2020 is 20 lakhs.

Market Share of BSNL is increasing marginally.

In the BB Sector number of disconnection is very significant and CMD further mentioned that we have to arrest the disconnections of BB.

In the EB Sector revenue is increasing 8 to 10%.

Mobile & Broadband overall initially positive.

Landline:  Phase of disconnections are very less.

New Business: FTTH – 6000 OLTs integrated, due to this customer base and constant partner momentum started.    

In the rural area, exchanges having 10 lines, 15 lines and 20 lines is economically unviable. However, Hon’ble MOC assured for subsidy. In the 20,000 Rural telephone exchanges human interface is planned to be changed with the alternate technology.

He further mentioned that upto 10 Kms in the rural area localized mobile system on revenue share basis will be done with Bharat Air Fiber at a speed of more than 60 Mbps speed.

BSNL Revival Plan: CMD mentioned out of 78569 VRS Optees , 78334 VRS applications were accepted and 198 VRS optees has been expired. As on date 76929 VRS Optees have been sanctioned with Provisional Pension. As on date about 75000 cases processed for PPOs and forwarded to CCAs concerned. Out of that, 26370 PPOs were issued till date.

He appreciated the outstanding efforts taken by the BSNL management with the support of the all the Unions & Associations of BSNL for successful implementation of BSNL VRS-2019. He also conveyed the message of Hon’ble MOC that today Hon’ble MOC will appreciate the efforts and support extended by all the Unions & Associations of BSNL for the successful implementation of the BSNL VRS Plan -2019 in the Floor of the House.

Release of Leave encashment and Ex-gratia payments: CMD BSNL assured that Leave encashment payment and Ex-gratia payment will be paid on 31st March, 2020. Already 77585 VRS cases were processed for the above cited payments. Rs. 4850 crore towards Leave encashment after TDS is being processed in LIC.  Finance Ministry agreed to appropriate Rs. 5000 Crore towards the  first installment of Ex-gratia payment, however, we are the short of 1300 crore towards the payment of Ex-gratia. Hence balance amount of Ex-gratia will be paid in the first week of April, 2020.

Launching of 4G : Central Govt. made provision in the Budget FY:2020-21 towards the cost of 4G license including GST but BSNL is not in a position to take the 4G spectrum immediately due to following reasons:

1. We are having outstanding bills to be payable to the vendors M/s ZTE, M/s Nokia and M/s Erricson  to the tune of Rs. 2000 Crores.

2. M/s Nokia installed 13000 equipment’s in the Phase 8.4 has quoted 3.5 lakh for the software/hardware upgradation from 3G to 4G and 7 lakh for green field which is L-1 subject to the conditions that Rs.300 Cr has to be paid before 31.3.2020 and compensation for Foreign Exchange fluctuation whereas M/s ZTE installed  around 24,000 equipment’s has quoted 7 lakh for the software/hardware upgradation from 3G to 4G and 10 lakh  for green field which is L-2 but the conditions put forth by M/s ZTE is unrealistic. In addition to this the rates quoted by L-1 and L-2 alongwith conditions has not been approved by the BSNL Board since consensuses has not been reached.

3. If BSNL is taken 4G License immediately without procurement/upgradation of  equipment’s we have to pay license fee @Rs. 5.5 crore per day i.e. to the booked in the books of Accounts.

4. However, BSNL Management has proposed to float new Tender for the procurements of 4G equipment’s in the next week. It will take another 8 months for roll out of 4G.

Union and Association’s Leaders expressed their serious concern for the immediate launching of 4G in BSNL to attract more customers and increase the revenue.

Monetization of Assets: CMD mentioned that during the FY our Bank loan including O/s bills comes around 40,000 crore. We further required 10000 to 12000 Crore for 4G launching and Rs. 5000 Crore for OFC maintenance. BSNL is paying Rs. 4000 crore towards bank interest and we can saved Rs. 6500 towards employee cost. Roughly we required 50,000 crore for our annual expenditure but our annual revenue is around Rs. 20000 crore. Hence for the deficit BSNL is depending on Sovereign guarantee bond to the tune of Rs. 8500 crore and monetization of vacant assets.  He further mentioned that in the first week of April,2020, BSNL will get a Rs. 8500 crore Sovereign guarantee from Finance Ministry. 14 assets were identified by BSNL for monetization but DIPAM accepts only 11 assets to the commercial value of Rs. 18,200 Crore for which BSNL is expecting transactional advise within a week. Three MNCs come forward for purchase. Discussions has not been taken place due to COVID-19.

Merger of BSNL – MTNL: CMD mentioned that there is a pressure for the merger of BSNL & MTNL to be completed within six months. Union & Associations Leaders requested CMD BSNL to discuss with the recognized Unions & Associations before the implementation of  merger. CMD replied that merger of BSNL & MTNL  comes under the purview of equity structure of DIPAM, Finance Ministry & DoT. However he assured that suggestions of recognized Unions & Associations will be taken care of and forwarded to DoT.

We expressed our serious concern regarding the non maintenance of vast Telecom Network due to non availability of man power and non-implementation of outsourcing tender. CMD explained that out of 1600 clusters EOI have been opened for 1100 cluster and tender have been awarded for 280 clusters and he personally monitoring the same.  We brought to the notice of CMD, the problems faced by field unit executives for attending the faults in the Primary cables due to non-availability of man power in the post VRS scenario.  We further requested Primary cables maintenance has to be outsourced along with the secondary cable mtce. and also requested to relax the tender conditions and powers has to be delegated to CGMs to utilize the existing staff of BSNL who are having rich experience in attending the faults to participate in the tender.

CMD replied that he was aware of the situation and it will be reviewed shortly.  He further mentioned that due to the non-implementation of the tender in all the clusters more funds has been allotted to all the Circles to meet out the monthly mtce. expenditure and so as to maintain the Telecom Network fault free. We expressed our serious concern against the non implementation of outsourcing tender in CSCs. CMD appreciated our concern and assured to look into.  We requested CMD to issue necessary instructions to the CGMs to provide hand sanitizer in all the CSCs due to COVID-19. CMD agreed to issue instructions.

We requested CMD to fix the time line for the monthly salary disbursement since the net salary from Feb., 2020 onwards comes around Rs. 360 crore only. CMD assured that salary disbursement will be streamlined within two months and Feb., 2020 salary will be paid in last week of March-2020.

Due to paucity of time Man, Power/ Restructuring Plan and other important items could not be discussed. CMD BSNL assured that the meeting will be continued either 19.03.2020 or 20.03.2020. Finally CMD told that we are on the right track and we have to expect the outcome and assured that concerns of Unions & Associations will be taken care of. Finally all the Union/Association Leaders thanked CMD BSNL and Director(HR), BSNL Board for the detailed discussions. The meeting lasted for the two hours.   

17.03.2020BSNL Corporate office issued instructions regarding 

(a) Details of booking for leave Encashment (Paid or payable) during the financial year 2019-2020<<<Click here for letter>>>

(b) Details of booking for gratuity (Paid or payable) to directly recruited employees of BSNL during the financial year  2019-20 up to 31.3.2020<<<Click here for letter>>>

(c) Monetization of BSNL land parcels through DIPAM in Phase-2<<<Click here for letter>>>

13.03.2020Meeting with Director (HR) BSNL Board: GS and AGS along with CS HP & Rajasthan Circle and CP Rajasthan Circle met Director (HR) BSNL Board today and discussed regarding:

(1) DGM(T) Ad-hoc to DGM(T) Regular: We requested to consider DGM(T) Ad-hoc to DGM(T) Regular promotions as they are working as DGM Ad-hoc since last Four Years and the services of these Senior Officers as Head of the SSAs with Statutory Powers are very much essential in the Post VRS Scenario in BSNL. Director (HR) assured to look into the matter.

(2) CAO to DGM (Fin) Promotion: Considering the huge vacuum created in the DGM (Fin) Cadre in BSNL Corporate Office as well as various Circles, the vacant DGM (Fin) posts are to be filled up on immediate basis so as to maintain efficiently the Administrative Offices as well as the TR Units. As on date only 28 DGM (Fin) are working through out India in BSNL and most of the Circles/SSAs are not having regular IFA. In view of the Post VRS Scenario, we requested the Director (HR) to fill up all the vacant DGM (Fin) Posts on promotion by relaxing the eligibility conditions on One Time Measure. Director (HR) after detailed discussion, assured to consider the same in the interest of BSNL.

(3) Promotion from EE (Civil) to SE (Civil) and EE (Elect) to SE (Elect): We requested for early conduct of CPCs to fill up the vacant posts of EE (Civil) to SE (Civil) and EE (Elect) to SE (Elect). Director (HR) mentioned that the CPCs are under process and promotion orders will be issued shortly.

(4) JTO(T) to SDE(T) Promotions: We requested for early conduct of CPCs to fill up the 12450 vacant SDEs posts as 1999 batch promoted JTOs are waiting for their first promotion since more than 20 years and 2001 batch DR JTOs are also waiting for their first promotion for more than 18 years. Director (HR) mentioned that the BSNL Administration sought legal opinion from ASG due to Review Petition against Contempt Case in Hon’ble High Court Kerala. However he assured that after receipt of the Legal Opinion, the CPC will be initiated.

(5) Conduct of CPCs to fill up vacant posts in the Cadre of EE/DE/AGM(Civil/Elect/TF/Arch), SDE(Civil/Elect/TF/Arch), PS/PPS/CSS etc: Considering the huge vacuum created in almost all the Cadres, the vacant posts are to be filled up on immediate basis to maintain the BSNL Services in an efficient manner. Director (HR) mentioned that on finalization of BSNL Restructuring Plan, CPCs will be initiated to fill up the vacant posts.

(6) Conduct of CPCs to fill up the vacant posts in the Cadre of DE/CAO: We requested to fill up the vacant posts of DE and CAO by relaxing the eligibility conditions on One Time Measure so as to maintain the Telecom Network fault free and run the Admin. offices in an efficient manner. Director (HR) mentioned that due to the cases pending at Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh, BSNL Management is not in a position to initiate the CPCs, however BSNL have got the favourable order from the Hon’ble High Court of Punjab and Haryana for the early disposal of the case in the next hearing.

(7) Casting of SDE seniority list No.9 for DE(T ) Promotions: We requested for early issuance of list No 9 of SDE Seniority list. In this regard, we appraised Director (HR) regarding our earlier discussions as per the judgment dated 25.08.2009 pronounced by the Honble CAT Chandigarh and upheld by the Honble High Court of Punjab and Haryana as well as by the Apex Court (3 Judges Bench) on the basis of date of joining i.e., in respect of SDEs promoted up to 28.08.2015; the provisional Seniority should be prepared on the basis of the above mentioned Judgements. Director (HR) mentioned that he has instructed the PGM (Pers.) to obtain the Legal Opinion in this regard at earliest.

(8) Review the decision for reversion of SDEs to JTOs:- We requested Director(HR) to review the decision for reversion of about 30 SDEs of 2001 DR JTO batch promoted through LDCE 2007 passed and not to oppose the Review Petition filed in the Hon’ble Madras High Court against the reversion of SDE(T). We recall the discussions had with Director (HR) several times for the past two months in this regard and requested for early decision. Director (HR) mentioned that the case has been discussed with Legal Team in detail and assured that BSNL Management will take a decision with in a week to give relaxation to the affected SDEs.

(9) Review the decision of CVO for withholding the VC:- We requested that the orders issued by the CVO vide letter dated 13.12.2019 regarding withholding the VCs of retirees against whom Personal Court Case (other than Departmental) is to be withdrawn since the order is violating the existing DOP&PW instructions and we recalled the earlier discussions held with Director (HR) in this regard and assurance given to clear the VCs on receipt of clarification from DOT. Director (HR) immediately discussed the matter with the DDG (Estt.) DoT and requested to issue the clarification in this regard at the earliest. DDG (Estt.) DoT assured to issue the clarification in next week.

(10) Implementation of E-5 to E-6 IDA Pay Scale to DGM (Regular): We appraised Director (HR) that few Senior Executives (DGMs- regular) have not get TBU from E5 to E6 IDA Pay Scale under EPP and they have stagnated in E5 Scale since more than 9 years and some of them have been retired also but their juniors are getting E6 Scale. We further pleaded that early decision in this regard has to be taken by the BSNL Management to avoid any Litigation. Director (HR) mentioned that the matter will be looked into.

(11)  Grant of relaxation in Marks to the Candidates appeared in JTO LICE held on 26.05.2019 for Vacancy Year 2017-18:  We requested to consider relaxation in marks in respect of JTO LICE held on 26.05.2019 due to 22 out of Syllabus Questions resulting in poor Pass percentage and  render justice to the affected Candidates. Director (HR) mentioned that as per the Committee recommendations the grace marks has been already given. We pleaded that for ten ambiguity questions no grace marks were given but in the total marks the marks pertains to ten ambiguity question has been deducted, which is against Natural Justice. We further mentioned that more than 7000 departmental quota JTOs posts, which is the feeder cadre, are vacant in BSNL and in the Post VRS Scenario we are badly in need of JTOs to maintain the BSNL Vast Telecom Network fault free. After detailed discussion, Director (HR) assured that the Management will consider for the relaxation in the marks wherever justified.

(12) Consideration of request transfers/retention/modification as well as Tenure transfers in the Cadre of DGM(T)/SDE/AO:- We requested Director (HR) to consider the request transfers/Tenure transfer and retention/modification of transfer orders in the Cadre of DGM (T)/SDE/AO. After detailed discussion, Director (HR) assured to consider the same.  

(13) Corrections to be made in the PPOs issued to the BSNL VRS-2019 Retirees: We brought to the notice of the Director (HR) about the entries made in the Pension Payment Orders issued to the BSNL VRS-2019 Retirees by the concerned CCAs vide Sl.No.3, Section-2 under Part II, i.e., against the “Rules under which Pension is sanctioned” it was mentioned as BSNL Voluntary Retirement Scheme 2019 instead of Rule 37A of CCS Pension Rules 1972 and the detailed discussion had with the Member (Finance) and the CMD BSNL on 27.02.2020. Director (HR) mentioned that all the issues related to PPOs along with the representations received from the Associations and Unions are being forwarded to DoT for further action.

Director (HR) appreciated our concern and assured that HR Team will put best efforts to resolve all these issues in positive direction. We thanked Director (HR) for giving patient hearing and positive response on all these burning issues related to the Executives of BSNL. The meeting lasted for more than One Hour.

13.03.2020 BSNL Corporate Office issued instructions regarding Verification of Leave encashment, Leave data and Last pay drawn in respect of VRS optees.                          <<<<Click here for letter>>>

13.03.2020 BSNL Corporate Office issued instructions regarding Generation of long stay list [SDE(T)/AGM(T)/DGM(T)] from ERP SAP, wherein it was stated that all the Executives may check their Present Grade/ Present Substantive Grade and Career History details in ERP.                          <<<<Click here for letter>>>

12.03.2020BSNL Management invited recognized Unions and Associations for discussion  regarding implementation status of revival plan and organizational restructuring Post VRS scenario in BSNL.

The Meeting is scheduled to be held on 18.03.2020 under the Chairmanship of  CMD, BSNL

<<<<Click here for letter>>>

12.03.2020Meeting with PGM (Pers.) BSNL CO: GS along with CS HP Circle and CS & CP Raj Circle met PGM (Pers.) CO BSNL today and discussed regarding:

(1) Consideration of request transfers/retention/modification of transfer orders in the Cadre of DGM(T)/SDE/AO:- We requested PGM (Pers.) to consider the request transfers/retention/modification of transfer orders in the Cadre of DGM (T)/SDE/AO. After detailed discussion, PGM (Pers.) assured to consider the same.

(2) Extension of option for Pay Fixation in respect of JAOs (Departmental) (10% Quota) of 2010 Batch: We appraised PGM (Pers.) regarding the discussion had with the Director (Finance) for the issue of amendment to BSNL CO letter No: 7-4/2010-SEA-BSNL(Pt-I) Dated 24.07.2015 regarding the extension of option for Pay Fixation in respect of JAOs (Departmental) (10% Quota) of 2010 Batch as in the case of JAOs 40% quota (Deptl.) of the same batch. PGM (Pers.) assured to look into the matter.

(3) Casting of SDE seniority list No.9 for DE(T ) Promotions: We requested for the early issuance of list No 9 of SDE Seniority list. In this regard, we appraised PGM (Pers.) regarding our earlier discussions and suggestions prepared as per the judgment pronounced by Honble CAT Chandigarh, dated 25.08.2009, upheld by the Honble High Court of Punjab and Haryana and also by the Apex Court (3 Judges Bench) on the basis of date of joining i.e., in respect of SDEs promoted up to 28.08.2015 that the provisional Seniority should be prepared on the basis of the above mentioned Judgements. PGM (Pers.) informed that the case has been sent to Legal Cell for obtaining Legal Opinion.

(4) Issuance of immediate promotions for all the disciplines in view of VRS-2019: Considering the huge vacuum created in almost all the Cadres, the vacant posts are to be filled up on immediate basis to maintain the BSNL Network fault free. We requested to conduct the CPCs immediately for the various Cadres wherever no Court Cases are pending by relaxing the eligibility conditions as one time measure, wherever required. We further pleaded that since the Executives are drawing higher Pay Scales than their Substantive Post through TBU under EPP, so just by giving re-designation, promotions can be effected. PGM (Pers.) after detailed discussion confirmed that the Management is evolving the Policy to fill up all the vacant posts in all the Cadres so as to maintain the Telecom Services fault free as well as the Administrative Offices.

12.03.2020Meeting with CGM (BW)/GM (SR) BSNL CO: GS and AGS along with CS HP Circle and CS & CP Raj Circle met CGM (BW)/GM (SR) CO BSNL today and discussed regarding:

Renting out of vacant building spaces in various Circles by accommodating the BSNL offices in the non-prime locations. CGM (BW) informed that our annual target for renting out vacant Building space is Rs.1000 cr. We have notified the vacant spaces on the basis of the feedback already received from all the Circles and the Powers have been delegated to CGMs/PGMs in this regard. CGM (BW) sought the fullest co-operation from the Associations and Unions to achieve the targets for increasing the desired revenue. He further mentioned that the details of the vacant Building spaces received from the Circles so far are being uploaded in the Google sheet. Associations/Unions will also see the same and if any left out vacant location is there in any Circle, the same may be brought to the Notice of CGM (BW).

11.03.2020GS, AGS, Auditor/CHQ and CS HP Circle welcomed & congratulated Shri Sushil Kumar Mishra ji  on assuming the High Office of Director (CM) BSNL Board, New Delhi and Presented with the Bouquet.

We had a informal discussion on the following points:

* To analyze per BTS Revenue Vs Expenditure SSA wise and leased sites having expenditure more than Rs.45000/- p.m. to be reviewed.

*  BSNL has to ensure 99% Up time of BTS so as to increase the revenue.

* Tariff of CUG Plan is to be reviewed since tariff is getting increased for all the customers of other TSPs.

*  Sales and Marketing Wing is to be strengthened in Rural Areas also.

Director (CM) appreciated our concern and assured to look into the matter.

AIBSNLEA WISHES

A HAPPY, Colourful, Safe & Prosperous

Holi-2020

To One & All

03.03.2020 GS writes to The PGM(Pers.) regarding  Request for cancellation and retention in the cadre of SDE (Arch.) <<<<Click here for letter>>>

03.03.2020 GS writes to

(i) The Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding request for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the cadre of Architect <<<<Click here for letter>>>

 

(ii) The Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding request for Transfer / Posting / re-allotment / retention in the cadre of DGM (T) .....<<<<Click here for letter>>>

 

(iii) The PGM (Pers.), BSNL Corporate office regarding representation received from Shri J. Ganesh Patnaik, PS to GM (NWO & NWP) CM Andhra Pradesh Circle regarding arranging CPC for promotion to the cadre of PPS.....<<<<Click here for letter>>>

29.02.2020Hearty Congratulations! BSNL CO issued Promotion and Posting orders of the Executives in the Grade of DGM(T) of Telecom Operation Stream on Purely Adhoc basis for the left out 31 number of AGM Level Executives <<<Click here for order>>>

28.02.2020 Congratulations to all the retiring Comrades!

CHQ extends Best Wishes to all the comrades who are going to retire on 28/29.02.2020 on Superannuation, for a Happy, Healthy, Wealthy, Contended and Peaceful life after retirementSenior Comrade Shashidhar K.Hiremath, DGM and  Our AGS(Enginerring) is also going to retire on   Superannuation on 29.02.2020.

Comrades! You are going to start a New Journey of your Life, may your days be filled with Elation and Triumph.  We extend our sincere thanks to you for your dedication towards AIBSNLEA as well as BSNL. CHQ congratulates you on your Superannuation on 28/29.02.2020. 

27.02.2020 GS writes to Shri Anshu Prakash, IAS Secretary (Telecom) and Chairman

DCC,   DoT, Sanchar Bhawan regarding request  allotment of USO Fund Projects to BSNL on Nomination Basis and to give a chance to BSNL to fulfill the dream of Hon’ble Prime Minister for the New India. <<< Click here for letter>>>

27.02.2020 Meeting with Member (Finance), DCC, DoT:

Today GS, AGS and Auditor/CHQ met Member (Fin), DCC, DoT and discussed regarding:

(1) Corrections to be made in the PPOs issued to the BSNL VRS-2019 Retirees: We brought to the notice of Member (Fin) about the entries made in the Pension Payment Orders issued to the BSNL VRS-2019 Retirees by the concerned CCAs vide Sl.No.3, Section-2 under Part II, i.e., against the “Rules under which Pension is sanctioned” it was mentioned as BSNL Voluntary Retirement Scheme 2019 instead of CCS Pension Rules 1972. We handed over the copy of one PPO and letter addressed in this regard to the Member (Finance). Member (Finance) explained that the Pension for the BSNL VRS-2019 Retirees will be regulated and Sanctioned as per Rule-37A, CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 and the Union Cabinet approved the BSNL VRS-2019 Scheme as per CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 only. We informed the Member (Finance) that there is a doubt and fear among the BSNL VRS-2019 retirees that “Whether BSNL VRS Optees, who are the Absorbed employees from DoT to BSNL, will get their Pension revised and other benefits as per the Sub rule (8) Rule 37-A of CCS (Pension) Rules 1972” and we brought to the notice of the Member (Finance) about the clarification sought by AIBSNLEA vide Letter dated 14.11.2019 in this regard. Member (Finance) mentioned that all the Pensionary and other benefits will be regulated as per the Sub Rule (8) Rule 37-A of CCS(Pension) Rules 1972 and assured that clarification will be issued in this regard.

(2) Immediate disbursement of GPF final Settlement and disbursement of First instalment of Ex-Gratia amount: Member (Finance) mentioned that he is personally monitoring the GPF Final Payment disbursed by the CCAs and all the Officers and Staff of CCA units  are geared up to disburse the GPF Final settlement immediately and 80% GPF Final Payments are settled till date. Regarding First instalment of Ex-Gratia payment, Member (Finance) mentioned that DoT is trying their best efforts to make the payment before 31st March 2020.

(3) Release of Sovereign Guarantee by the Finance Ministry to BSNL: Member (Finance) mentioned that DoT Officers are discussing with the Ministry of Finance for the early issuance of Sovereign Guarantee to BSNL. He further mentioned that BSNL should now concentrate to evolve the Strategies to increase its Revenue.

<<< Click here for letter>>>            <<< Click here for letter Dated 14.11.2019>>>

27.02.2020 Meeting with CMD, BSNL:

Today GS, AGS and Auditor/CHQ met CMD, BSNL and discussed regarding:

(1) Corrections to be made in the PPOs issued to the BSNL VRS-2019 Retirees: We brought to the notice of the CMD, BSNL about the entires made in the Pension Payment Orders issued to the BSNL VRS-2019 Retirees by the concerned CCAs vide Sl.No.3, Section-2 under Part II, i.e., against the “Rules under which Pension is sanctioned” it was mentioned as BSNL Voluntary Retirement Scheme 2019 instead of CCS Pension Rules 1972. We handed over the copy of the PPO and letter addressed in this regard to the CMD BSNL. CMD mentioned that he has already discussed the issue with the Member (Finance), DCC, DoT and it was assured by the Member (Finance) that the Pension for the BSNL VRS-2019 Retirees will be regulated and Sanctioned as per Rule.37.A CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 since the Union Cabinet approved the BSNL VRS-2019 Scheme as per CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 only. We informed the CMD that there is a doubt and fear among the BSNL VRS-2019 retirees that “Whether BSNL VRS Optees, who are the Absorbed employees from DoT to BSNL, will get their Pension revised and other benefits as per the Sub rule (8) Rule 37-A of CCS(Pension) Rules 1972” and we brought to the notice of the CMD about the clarification sought by AIBSNLEA vide Letter dated 14.11.2019 in this regard. We further mentioned that no clarification has been issued for the Pension related issues raised in the letter by AIBSNLEA. After detailed discussion CMD assured to forward our letter to DoT for further clarification in this regard..

(2) Fixing the Time Line for Monthly Salary disbursement: We requested the CMD to fix the time line for the disbursement of monthly salary in the last date of the concerned month since the net Salary expenditure from the month of February, 2020 estimated around 350 Cr and BSNL can very well manage net Salary monthly expenditure from the monthly collection of around Rs.1300 Cr. CMD assured to consider the issue after the February, 2020 Salary disbursement.

(3)Formation of Quality Circle in BA, Circle & BSNL CO:  We suggested that Quality Circle to be formed in BA, Circle & BSNL CO with the Officers from the Management side and the Associations and Unions representatives as members to review and monitoring the monthly/Quarterly revenue, Developmental activities, Revenue Assurance, Revenue Leakage and Faults etc., so as to maximise the Revenue for the better financial health of BSNL. CMD appreciated our concern in this regard and assured to look in to the matter.

27.02.2020 Meeting with Director (Finance) BSNL Board:

Today GS, AGS and Auditor/CHQ met Director (Finance) and discussed regarding:

(1) Disbursement of Salary for the Month of January, 2020,  Non-remittance of Society recoveries made from the salaries and Non-remittance of GPF recoveries made from the salaries of the working employees from the month of May,2019 onwards: We expressed our serious concern regarding the non-disbursement of Salary for the month of January, 2020 and Non-remittance of Society recoveries made from the salaries of VRS Optees and Non-remittance of GPF recoveries made from the salaries of the working employees since last 9 months. Director (Finance) informed that BSNL Management released the payments in respect of MOU Bank Loan in respect of all the employees, Bank Interest, Capital and Maintenance exp. including Contract Labour payments from the Bank Loan obtained and from the daily collections. He further mentioned that our priority is remittance of Society recoveries made from the salaries of VRS Optees , January, 2020 Salary and remittance of GPF recoveries made from the salaries of the working employees. He further assured that January, 2020 Salary will be paid in the next week from the daily collections.

(2) Correction in the PPO issued to the BSNL VRS-2019 Retirees: We brought to the notice of Director (Fin) about the entires made in the Pension Payment Orders issued to the BSNL VRS -2019 Retirees by the concerned CCAs vide Sl.No.3, Section-2 under Part II, i.e., against the “Rules under which Pension is sanctioned” it was mentioned as BSNL Voluntary Retirement Scheme 2019 instead of CCS Pension Rules 1972. We handed over the copy of the PPO and letter addressed in this regard to the Director (Finance). Director (Finance) explained that the Pension for the BSNL VRS-2019 Retirees will be regulated and Sanctioned as per Rule.37.A CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 and the Union Cabinet approved the BSNL VRS-2019 Scheme as per CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 only. However he assured to take up the issue with the Member(Finance), DCC, DoT

(3)   Extension of option for Pay Fixation in respect of JAOs (Departmental) (10% Quota) of 2010 Batch: GS handed over the letter to the Director(Finance) regarding request to issue amendment to BSNL CO letter No: 7-4/2010-SEA-BSNL(Pt-I) Dated 24.07.2015 regarding the extension of option for Pay Fixation in respect of JAOs (Departmental) (10% Quota) of 2010 Batch as in the case of JAOs 40% quota (Deptl.) of the same batch. GS appraised the issue in detail to Director (Finance). After detailed discussion Director (Finance) assured to look into the matter.

(4)Immediate promotions to all the Grades and Streams considering the post VRS Scenario: Considering the huge vacuum created in almost all the Grades in many places to be filled up on immediate basis to maintain the BSNL Vast Network fault free. We requested to conduct the CPCs immediately to the various Cadres wherever no Court Cases are pending. We further pleaded that since the Executives are drawing higher Scales than their Substantive Post through TBU under EPP, so just by giving re-designation, promotions can be effected. We strongly oppose any local Look-after arrangements instead of Regular Promotions. Director (Fin.) mentioned that he will discuss the issue with the CMD BSNL and the Director (HR) and appropriate action will be taken soon.

(5) Fixing the Time Line for Monthly Salary disbursement: We requested the Director(Finance) to fix the time line for the disbursement of monthly salary in the last date of the concerned month since the net Salary expenditure from the month of February, 2020 estimated around 350 Cr and BSNL can very well manage net Salary monthly expenditure from the monthly collection of around Rs.1300 Cr. Director(Fin) assured to consider the issue after the February, 2020 Salary disbursement.

27.02.2020 GS writes to Shri Anshu Prakash, IAS Secretary (Telecom) and Chairman DCC,   DoT, Sanchar Bhawan regarding request  Request for correction in the Pension Payment Order issued to the BSNLVRS -2019 Retirees << Click here for letter>>>

26.02.2020 GS writes to

(1) The Director (HR) BSNL Board regarding request for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the cadre of DGM (T) << Click here for letter>>>

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

(a) Request for Transfer / Posting / re-allotment / application for transfer / posting /Cancellation /Retention in the cadre of JAO.

(b) Representation received from Shri Debasish Das, DGM CM(L/A), HR No. 198602896 CTD Circle regarding Requirement of APARs and promotion to DGMT(Adhoc).

(c) Representation received from Shri P. Nancharaiah DGM(L/A) HR No. 198304215, Andhra Pradesh Circle regarding his name is not DGM(T)  promotion List

<< Click here for letter>>>

26.02.2020BSNL Corporate Office issued instructions regarding reversion from Accounts officer to parent Cadre i.e. Stenographer Group-III<< Click here for letter>>>