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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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17.08.2022    

BSNL CO issued instructions regarding Migration of BSNL GPF subscribers from COMPACT Module to GPF Module of PFMS by DoT .

All concerned employees shall check / update their Increment Data , Aadhaar Number , Mail ID , Mobile Number etc in ESS portal before the prescribed cut off date to avoid the difficulties would be  faced subsequently including the handicap in withdrawing GPF from the new system.

<<<Click here for letter>>  <<GPF Data -Part-1>>>   <<GPF Data -Part-2>>>   <<GPF Data -Part-3>>>

17.08.2022  

GS and CHQ President meet PGM ( SR) and lodge our protest in the misusing of the BSNL Transfer Policy by some Circles and BAs for the purpose of Nepotism. AIBSNLEA CHQ received many complaints on the issue from Many Circles including UP ( E ) , Karnataka, Punjab ( Ludhiyana ), etc through our Circle Secretaries.

We categorically submitted to PGM(SR) case by case wherein the CGMs /GMs are wrongdoing with the transfer policy. In some cases for more than 24 years, executives are selectively permitted to work in a single building in field office other than PGM/GM offices. On the other side, some other executives are randomly transferred from place to place frequently. This discrimination of higher-ups demoted many field officers. This preferential treatment must be called off for the betterment of BSNL by avoiding the creation of rank and files.  

These discriminations that happened in some Circles /BAs are in contravention to all the great efforts being taken up by the CMD BSNL to turn around BSNL into profitable by arranging back-to-back Revival Packages and all. Only the Motivated staff can contribute excellently to the betterment of the Organization. On one side the CMD BSNL striving hard for the profitability of BSNL through several measures in unparallel ways, which is being greatly appreciated by all sectors. On the other side, some Circles/BA heads playing the card of partisanship cannot be tolerated. Moreover, this attitude of the CGMs nullifies the exceptional efforts of the CMD BSNL to its pristine glory.

AIBSNLEA requested PGM(SR) to cause the transfer policy to be implemented in true spirit all along Circles/BAs for the betterment of the organization without Nepotism if the policy is to be operated. The PGM(SR) totally shared our views after a patient hearing. PGM (SR) assured to take up the matter in the fair interest of BSNL.

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12.08.2022  DoT Estt. wing conveyed Cabinet approval for operation of ITS posts in BSNL/MTNL mentioned that a special reserve of 560 posts for posting of ITS officers to BSNL/MTNL will be non-diminishing for five years (from Jan, 2022 to Dec, 2026) and it will be diminished in a phased manner thereafter as BSNL/MTNL will develop their own Management by that time.

Number of ITS posts to be operated in BSNL/MTNL under the special reserve will be- HAG=34,SAG=353 & JAG=173. <<< DoT  Letter>>>

12.08.2022    BSNL CO issued letter to all the Circle Heads and copy to all the BSNL Employees requesting for hoisting National Flag at their Homes from 13th to 15th August 2022 and make “Har Ghar Tiranga” campaign a resounding success. <<<CO Letter>>>

05.08.2022   Awarding of 2nd Revival Package to BSNL – AIBSNLEA extending its Heartfelt Gratitude to the Government of India:

AIBSNLEA writes to the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi Ji, Hon’ble Minister of Communications Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw Ji and Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications Shri Devusinh Chauhan Ji extending its heartfelt gratitude to them and to the Government of India for imparting the much needed financial support to our beloved BSNL for the awarding of Revival Package 2.0

<<<GS letter to Hon’ble PM>>>  <<<GS letter to Hon’ble MOC>>>  <<<GS letter to Hon’ble MOSC>>>

05.08.2022    GS AIBSNLEA writes to the CMD BSNL for the immediate issuance of Promotion order of SDE(T) to AGM(T) for all who are present in current Seniority Lists No. 8, 9 & 10, 11, 12 & 13 without accepting any room for divisive politics made by the so called Majority Association.

There is no Ambiguity in Foot-Note -2 below Schedule 1A of MSRR, 2009 as interpreted by the so called Majority Association in an Un-fair manner and divisive language of revulsion from narrow minded vision. By the Letter addressed to CMD BSNL, the so called Majority Association wants to derail or delay the ongoing SDE/AO to AGM/CAO and equivalent promotion process.

In this regard Speaking order has also been issued by the BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi vide the above cited reference to the Hon’ble CAT, Chennai through CGM, Chennai with a copy to the respondent Association AIGETOA on 27.06.2018, wherein it was clearly mentioned that “However the Competent Authority i.e., BSNL Board could not  remain obvious to the fact that both through the absorption of erstwhile DoT/DTS/DTO employees and through recruitment under its own 2001 RRs for JTO, a homogeneous mix of engineering graduates and other graduates were available in its human resource in the JTO/SDE grades on the date promulgation of BSNL MS RRs. Also, it could not ignore the fact that at no point in the past were any of the SDEs, where engineering graduate or otherwise, made in eligible for promotion to DE/AGM grades.”Besides, in the instructions/guidelines for making RR issued by DOP&T, vide O.M.No.AB.14017/48/2010-Estt..(RR)dt.31.12.2010, it has been very clearly stipulated that [3.1.3 Where the eligible Service for promotion prescribed in the existing rules is being enhanced (to be in conformity with the guidelines issued by this Department) and the change is likely to affect adversely some persons holding the feeder grade posts on regular basis, a note to that effect that the eligibility service shall continue to be the same for persons holding the feeder posts on regular basis on the date notification of the revised rules, could be included in the revised rules.] Hence existing incumbents holding the posts of Executives on regular basis on the date of notification of these RRs shall continue to be eligible for promotion to the grade of DE/AGM/CAO means the persons holding the feeder cadre posts(Say JTO equivalent Executive Post) on regular basis.

Pursuant to the orders contained in the above said speaking Order by the BSNL CO on 27.06.2018, more than 4500 SDE(T) to DE/AGM promotion orders hav also been issued by the BSNL CO on 29.06.2018 and in the month of July’2018 also.

The so called majority Association suppressed all the facts, Speaking order to Honble CAT Chennai and the AGM Promotion orders issued on 29.06.2018 etc., and  again singing the song of wrong interpretation of Foot-Note -2 below Schedule 1A of MSRR, 2009 “existing incumbents holding the posts of Executives on regular basis on the date of notification of these RRs shall continue to be eligible for promotion to the grade of DE/AGM/CAO” in an Un-fair manner and divisive language of revulsion from narrow minded vision.

AIBSNLEA in a unique and transparent manner submitted the facts to the Management with the relevant Speaking Order issued by the BSNL CO and always trying its best to get Promotion Orders for all eligible Executives in a transparent manner.

In view of the foregoing facts, Promotion order of SDE(T) to AGM(T) for all who are present in current seniority Lists 8, 9 & 10, 11, 12 & 13 may be issued without accepting any room for divisive politics. Same treatment in Promotion may be extended to all other streams. Understandably the DPC for Promotion order of SDE(T) to AGM(T) is in the pipeline. Any kind of non-conventional twists and turns will help to delay the process of Promotions.  During the SDE(T) to AGM(T) promotions in 2018 also, some vested interest groups of people tried to sabotage  the promotion process but they could not succeed      …… continues………

<<<CLICK HERE FOR GS LETTER. >>>

<<<Click here for Speaking Order dt 27.06.2018>>>>

03.08.2022    Department of Telecommunications issued OM dated 02.08.2022 communicating the decision of Union Cabinet in its meeting dated 27.07.2022 regarding "Revival Of BSNL And Merger Of BBNL With BSNL".... <<<DoT OM dated 02.08.2022>>>
03.08.2022    GS writes to Shri P.K. Purwar ji CMD BSNL regarding grant of 5 advance increments on the minimum revised E1 IDA Pay Scale to all JTOs/JAOs......<<<GS Letter>>>
02.08.2022    Meeting on BSNL Revival Package 2.0 by CMD BSNL And Board of Directors With The Representatives of ALL Associations and Unions:

The CMD BSNL has spared the time from his busy schedule and called a meeting with the representatives of all the Associations and Unions on the evening of 28.07.2022, to appraise the key points of the Revival Package 2.0 for BSNL approved by the Union Cabinet, Govt. of India and Action Plan to achieve the targets for the turnaround of BSNL.

In this meeting, All the Board of Directors Viz: Shri. Arvind Vadnerkar, Director (HR), Shri. Vivek Banzal, Director (CFA), Shri. V. Ramesh, Director (EB/CM) and Mrs. Yojana Das, Director (Finance) with CMD BSNL, Shri P. K. Purwar ji and Mrs. Anita Johri, PGM (SR) BSNL CO along with all Officers from SR Unit were present from Management Side.

On the other side, representatives from almost all the Associations and Unions of BSNL were present. From AIBSNLEA, the CHQ President, Shri Raj Pal Sharma, Dy.GS, Shri J.K. Patel & CHQ FS, Shri Dinesh Kumar have attended this Meeting. The Meeting was started sharp at 1900 hrs with warm welcome and greetings to all by Mrs. Anita Johri, PGM (SR) BSNL CO.

The 2nd Revival Package of Rs. 1.64 Lakh Cr. was announced for BSNL & MTNL by Central Cabinet on 27-07-2022. In this regards, in the Morning on 28-07-2022, the CMD BSNL has addressed the Staff of BSNL Corporate Office and explained about the details of 2nd Revival Package for BSNL and also extended greetings to the Hon. Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modiji, Hon. MOC Shri Ashwini Vaishnavji and Hon. MoSC Shri Devusing Chauhanji for granting huge Revival Package 2.0 of Rs.1.64 Lakh Cr for BSNL & MTNL and shown the trust on BSNL. CMD BSNL mentioned that Govt. of India has shown full faith on BSNL and now it is the duty of its Employees to be got ready to work hard and deliver their best with much effort to fulfill the trust put forth by the GoI on BSNL.

In the evening meeting with the Associations and Unions, Hon. CMD BSNL has shared his views about the detailed efforts done by CMD BSNL & his team to convince all the officers in DoT, Secretary(T), MOC, MoSC and the officers in PMO about the importance and need of BSNL in Strategic Telecom Sector as a Market balancer & National Service Provider resulting granting of 2nd Revival Package for BSNL. CMD BSNL explained that this is the proud moment for BSNL since in the history of the entire PSUs, such package was never approved earlier. It is the Golden moments for all the BSNL Employees. CMD also expressed about the expectations of the GoI from the BSNL & its Employees and earmarked that I, on behalf of you all, have done many commitments to the GoI which are required to be fulfilled now to prove our worth and objectives set out by the GoI. We have to perform by putting all out efforts for the revival of BSNL and it is the last chance for the Survival of BSNL.

CMD BSNL further explained about the highlights of the package viz:

i) Government has full faith in BSNL and will provide all necessary supports to BSNL as a Strategic Sector.

ii) Confidence of BSNL Customers to be bringing back and improvement in BSNL services.

iii) The focus of Hon. PM was on three aspects viz: Resolve Legacy issues, Resolve Technology issues and full focus on dutifulness.  Message of the Hon PM is very clear “Perform or Perish.”

iv) Probably, this Package will be the final and last Chance for the revival of BSNL. Now all out efforts are to be done by all to turnaround BSNL and work hard for bounce back and improvements to fulfill commitments given to Hon PM.

v) GOI has taken over most of the liabilities and debts of BSNL.

vi) Vendors payments are expected to be cleared within next 3-4 months by given funding from the Govt. of India.

vii) Infrastructure and Networks to be strengthened for improvement in Services and for adequate Cash Flow, improvement in Revenue is desirable.

viii) Market Share of BSNL to be improved to its old high by vigorous efforts.

ix) All needs related to 4G Spectrum will be fulfilled by the GoI.

x) Lethargic, non-performer and corruption in the system will not be accepted and result oriented work culture to be evolved at all levels.

xi) To fulfill the objectives of the Dream Project of Hon. PM "Digital India" the merger of BBNL and BSNL happened with commitment of 80% delivery for Mission-500 wherein network to be rolled out in more than 26000 uncovered villages.

xii) Government has provided the funds for viability gap not only up to 2019-20 but assured to give regular support for next 5 years also to BSNL.

During conclusion of the informative address and detailed analysis of the Revival Package, CMD BSNL narrated that how it will be useful for the survival of BSNL and now focus should be on delivery and appealed to all to come forward and work hard to bring back the original pristine glory of BSNL in the days to come. CMD concluded his address with the clear massage of Hon. PM that ‘Perform or Perish’. Then time was given to the Representatives of all the Associations and Unions. All leaders have expressed their feelings and Congratulated CMD BSNL for this tireless efforts and historic achievement for BSNL.

On behalf of AIBSNLEA, Shri J.K. Patel, Dy. General Secretary has congratulated the CMD BSNL and all the Board of Directors for their continuous hard work for the past one year to convince the PMO, MOC, Sec.(T) and DoT officers to put faith in BSNL and thanked them for working assiduously to bring this revival package 2.0 and getting strong support for BSNL. He also expressed the heartiest gratitude and sincere thanks to the Hon. PM, Shri Narendra Modiji, Hon. MOC, Shri Ashwini Vaishnavji and the Union Cabinet for granting 2nd revival package for BSNL during a very crucial period.

In his deliberation, he mentioned that AIBSNLEA was also continuously pursuing the matters with PMO, Secretary (T), Sr. Officers in DoT as well as with the BSNL Management for granting the support for Viability Gap Funding from Govt. for amounting to Rs.13,789 Crore for the last 6 years.  

He also expressed the feelings of field units about the shortage of funds and cash crunch and facing difficulties in day to day maintenance of the services and also for Capital expenditure. Sometimes executives are also using their own pocket money for attending very urgent nature of network issues. Dy.GS also explained about the real feelings of the common employee about the BSNL that whether BSNL will revive, survive and continue or closed which has caused serious frustration, de-motivation and confusion among the minds of the primary employee.

However, it is now very much clear with this 2nd Revival Package awarded by the Central Government to BSNL that the hopes are again generated and we can together call that “Andhera Hatega and Suraj Nikalega”. On behalf of AIBSNLEA, he assured that we will work hard to achieve the targets even before the dead lines given by the Hon. PM for the Mission-500.

Simultaneously, he also mentioned that we all are ready to work more than 8 hours but our prolonged HR issues, Promotion, Pay & Perks should be settled within a due timeline. He also emphasized that there will be no much financial burden in the Promotions due to all the eligible executives since most of them have already crossed the Pay Scale of their respective Promoted Posts. He explained that several HR issues can be settled at the level of BSNL Management itself and need not to be sent even to DoT which needs immediate settlement and rest may be recommended to DoT for their final settlement in the due course of time with regular persuasion so that each Executive and Employee is highly motivated and energized to deliver the best for the growth of our great Organization BSNL. Before conclude, he once again Congratulated and extended sincere thanks towards the untiring efforts done by the CMD BSNL and the Board of Directors in getting the 2nd Revival Package in favour of BSNL. On behalf of AIBSNLEA family, he specially conveyed the heartfelt gratitude to the Hon. PM Shri Narendra Modiji, Hon. MOC, Shri Ashwini Vaishnavji, MoSC Shri Devusing Chauhanji, Secretary (T) Shri K. Rajaraman ji, Sr.DDG (PM) DoT and all the Sr. Officers of DoT.

The Director (HR) BSNL Board, Shri. Arvind Vadnerkar, has summed up the discussions.  He appealed all the employees to join hands with the Management in executing these targeted Projects. Dir (HR) congratulated the CMD BSNL and other Directors of BSNL Board for their successful efforts. Director (HR) conveyed his pleasure on the presence of almost all the Associations and Unions of BSNL in the Meeting for making this a grand success and assured that all pending HR issues will be given due consideration and settled one by one.

The meeting concluded at 2030 hrs with the Vote of thanks by Mrs. Anita Johri, PGM (SR-Restg/WS&I) BSNL CO New Delhi.

02.08.2022    GS writes to Shri P.K. Purwar ji CMD BSNL regarding immediate issuance of long awaited AGM/CAO equivalent posts for all Streams. 

Since the Court disputes in respect of Reservation & Seniority issues may drag indefinitely to prolonged and no one not known about the final Judgment from the Hon'ble Court of Law for solution especially when thousands of cases are dragged down due to the interruption of Covid-19 Pandemic. 

The repeated swinging of hopes and despair created to the minds of the aspirants pushed all the affected Executives into frustration.

AIBSNLEA appealed to issue immediate prolonged promotion orders without much delay in all Streams in a single go as a special measure.   <<<Click here for GS Letter>>>

01.08.2022     BSNL Corporate Office issued Clarification on BSNL MRS regarding Visit Report of designated officer to Hospitals for Indoor Treatment... <<<CO Orders>>>
31.07.2022   Congratulations to all the Retiring Comrades!
 

AIBSNLEA CHQ extends Best Wishes to all the Comrades, who are going to retire on 31.07.2022 on Superannuation, We wish for a Happy, Healthy, Wealthy, Contended and Peaceful life after retirement. 

 

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

 

CHQ Congratulates You all on Your Superannuation.

28.07.2022  GS AIBSNLEA replied to GS AIGETOA on the seeking for esteemed support and active participation of AIBSNLEA in the Organization call given by AIGETOA for the resolution of long pending HR Issues-

<<<Letter From AIGETOA>>>    <<<Reply from AIBSNLEA>>>

28.07.2022   Revival Package 2.0 for BSNL amounting to Rs.1.64 lakh Crore:

Telecom is a strategic sector. Presence of BSNL in telecom market acts as a market balancer. BSNL plays a crucial role in expansion of telecom services in rural areas, development of indigenous technology and disaster relief. To make BSNL financially viable, the Union Cabinet chaired by the Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Ji today approved the revival package of BSNL amounting to Rs 1.64 Lakh Crore.

Revival measures approved by the Union Cabinet focus on infusing fresh capital for upgrading BSNL services, allocating spectrum, de-stressing its balance sheet, and augmenting its fiber network by merging Bharat Broadband Nigam Limited (BBNL) with BSNL.

AIBSNLEA CHQ on behalf of all its esteem Members extends the gratitude and sincere thanks to our Hon'ble PM, MOC, MoSC, Secretary(T), Member(Fin), CMD BSNL, Board of Directors, DDG (PM) DOT, Sr. Officers of DoT, BSNL Internal Audit and Corporate Account Team and all others those who are involved.   <<<Press Release>>>

Dear Comrades!

AIBSNLEA is the only Association taken up the issue of Viability Gap Funding for Rural Wire line to the tune of Rs.13789 Crore from 2014-15 to 2019-20 with MOC, Secretary(T), Member (Finance) and through Hon'ble MP Shri. Shanmugam ji from 2019-20 onwards and written so many letters in this regard for the past 3 years. Our CHQ team led by the then GS Com. S.Sivakumar and Com. Rajpal Sharma, present CHQ President met Secretary(T), Member (Finance), DDG (PM), other Senior DOT Officers and MPs several times and insisted to release the Rs.13789 Cr. Our former GS Com. Sivakumar insisted in the AUAB meeting on 01.07.2021 to include the demand as a Prime demand and AUAB  included also. Ex GS presented the detailed report to the CMD and Board of Directors on 02.07.2021 in the meeting with AUAB. Former GS Com. Sivakumar, Present GS Com. Shaji and CHQ President Shri Rajpal Sharma met Honble MP. Shri Shanmugam in Delhi and handed over the letter addressed to MOC in this regard on 23.03.2022...Pl go through AIBSNLEA Letters.

In the 7th AIC Key Note Address also Former GS demanded from the Govt to release the BSNL dues and requested the Chief Guest Hon'ble MP to take up the issue with the MOC & GoI. Now due to consistent and continuous presentations by the CMD BSNL and the efforts of AIBSNLEA the old outstanding dues of BSNL to the tune of Rs.13789 Crore have been included in the revival package and approved by the Union Cabinet. AIBSNLEA always in the forefront. AIBSNLEA Zindabad! BSNL Zindabad!

<<<AIBSNLEA Letters>>>  <<23.03.2022>>  <<28.07.2021>>  <<03.02.2021>>

28.07.2022   AUAB issued notification for organizing Black badge wearing lunch hour demonstrations on 28.07.2022 -<<Click here for Notice>>>

All CHQ Office Bearers, Circle/District Secretaries are requested to implement the same in true sense.

26.07.2022   Meeting with Sr. Officers in Corporate Office:

CHQ President and Dy.GS AIBSNLEA met various Senior Officers in BSNL Corporate Office in HR/ Pers, Estt., SR & Rectt and discussed on vital issues in depth. Outcome on the basis of the discussions on various issues is as under:

A) Promotion from SDE(T) to DE(T)/AGM(T): We enquired about the latest status of the Promotion process in SDE(T) to AGM(T). It is mentioned that the CPC/ Promotion process is already started and promotion order would be released after some due formalities. AIBSNLEA has reaffirm it’s earlier view that all eligible SDE(T)s who have completed the qualifying service of 7 years (list 8 to 13) may be considered for the AGM(T) promotions in one go to avoid any displeasure among the eligible executives. Our concern was appreciated by the Sr. Officers and shared our views that all eligible executives will be promoted without any prejudice and legal complicity. CMD BSNL has already directed to go through the DoT & DoPT promotion orders and depute the officers or call for the details/ clarifications to follow the same principle in BSNL in respect of the reservation in promotions.

It is further enlightened, on our query, that the BSNL Management is getting ready for SDET to AGMT promotion and no further written consent is required and the promotion will be happened as per the DoP&T OM dated 12.04.2022 read with OM dt 1997 regarding roaster issue. If any clarification is required from DoT/DOPT in this regard, it will be called for very quickly. AIBSNLEA again reiterated & suggested that all eligible SDEs may be promoted in a single go so that no future legal hurdle/litigation would be there.

However it is opined that as per the Management perspective, the promotions can be given to only available vacancies. AIBSNLEA strongly protested against it and exerted pressure that if the Promotions for SDEs is given, please promote all the eligible candidates from the list No 8 to 13 who have completed the eligible 7 years of service in SDE cadre as an one time measure.

It is mentioned that BSNL Management is trying its level best to execute the promotion orders as early as possible without any legal complexities. We emphasized that promotion orders may be released without any further delay since it is already delayed right from the implementation of VRS 2019. It is again assured for the early issuance of the same.

B) Promotion from AO to CAO: We submitted that in the Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh, nothing has happened on the latest date (14.07.2022) of hearing also and this Association has been continuously getting the appraisal from the members of Accounts fraternity that the AO to CAO promotion has struck unfortunately since 2018 in the Court of Law after calling “Status Quo” from CAT Chandigarh. It is uncalled for that the Status Quo is continued for the years together. Though the Management is continuously trying to vacate the “Status Quo”, but nothing has fruitfully happened since 29.11.2018 and all the eligible executives are very much annoyed. This is a great concern for AIBSNLEA and hence much more sincere efforts are expected from the BSNL Management to release the AO to CAO promotion immediately is quite natural. During the last discussion with AIBSNLEA it was assured that if the Status Quo will not be removed on the next date i.e. 14.07.2022, the BSNL Management will move to the Higher Court for further course of action. Now this is the high time to approach to the Higher Court to get vacate the Status Quo from the Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh.

This delay very badly affecting the working morale of the affected Accounts Officers since the very unlucky turn in their carrier happened in 2018 after the issuance of the AO to CAO promotion and consequential “Status Quo” called for by Hon’ble Court resulted some of the AOs could not join on their CAO posts even after issuance of their promotion orders and before the status quo is ordered some juniors to them had fortunately joined as CAO. The unluckily seniors faced handicap in joining their CAO posts due to their inter Circle transfer, not relieved and “Status Quo” ordered by the Hon’ble Court. In turn, the AOs who are Seniors but AOs even now and falling four years loss in CAO service compared to their juniors when counted for next CAO to DGM(F) promotion. This is a very big anomaly in the History of the BSNL.

It is unfortunate that the JAOs appointed since 1996 onwards are waiting for their due CAO promotion for the past 26 years. The eligible executives for CAO promotion are very less, hence in the interest of the BSNL and manning the CAOs/IFAs positions in the Corporate, Circle HQs & Business Areas offices in an efficient manner necessary relaxation for 15 - 16 days may also be considered in the very interest of BSNL Services for the promotions from AO to CAO in BSNL.

Concerned Sr. Officers totally shared our concern empathetically and informed that Management is doing their level best to vacate the “Status Quo” from the Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh by engaging Sr. Counsel/ASG. This time unfortunately Division Bench was not available and the case was not heard and listed for 23.08.2022. On query to approach to the Higher Court, it is shared that at this stage if BSNL will approach to the Higher Court, it may issue further notices to the related parties resulted may take further more time and we may lose the opportunity from the Hon’ble CAT on the next date of hearing so it is not advisable at this stage and we may wait for the next date of hearing for final disposal/ vacation of the Status Quo etc. Management side assured once again that Management will take extra efforts to get vacate the unfortunate hurdle in AO to CAO promotion at the earliest and BSNL will be able to issue AO to CAO promotion also since BSNL is incurring huge expenditure in this case in the Court of Law.

C) Promotion for all other equivalent Cadres of SDE/AO in all other Streams and further from AGM(T)/CAO to DGM(Tel./Fin.), DGM (Adhoc) to DGM (Regular) and equivalent Cadres: We requested for the issuance of all pending promotion orders in all other Cadres than Telecom/Accounts viz: Civil, Elect, TF, Arch., PA/PS/PPS, CSS/CSSS etc. It is mentioned that let the ongoing process for the promotion from SDE to AGM be completed. Similar action will immediately be initiated for the issuance of the promotion orders for all the equivalent cadres also.

In respect of AGM/CAO equivalent to DGM equivalent and also for Adhoc to Regular promotions, it has been mentioned that presently the officers promoted in 2018 are not eligible for next higher promotion. As and when any executive will be eligible and the vacancies are available they will be promoted to the respective regular DGM posts without any legal hurdles and any relaxation cannot be considered at this stage. The Management is very much keen to give the promotions for all Cadres but any legal hurdle will badly delay the process of promotions.  

D) Huge reduction/cut in Accounts Officers’ Sanctioned strength in Chennai TD and Kolkatta TD after BSNL Restructuring: AIBSNLEA requested for the enhancement of the Sanctioned strength of Executives in Accounts Cadre as proposed by the concerned CGMTs of CHTD and Kol TD.  We pleaded for the enhancement of Sanctioned Posts of Accounts Executives in these Circles on the performance basis at par with Major Circles

In this regard it is replied that the Management is analyzing and reviewing the situations once again and the Strength of the Executives in Chennai TD and Kolkata TD would be enhanced further as requested by AIBSNLEA. AIBSNLEA extended since thanks for it.

E) Merger of NATFM with ALTTC and the Accounts Officers shifted without extending Options.

AIBSNLEA submitted the bad fate of Executives of Accounts Vertical in NATFAM Hyderabad. Along with the merger of NATFAM Hyderabad to ALTTC Ghaziabad, the Accounts Executives have also been transferred from Hyderabad to ALTTC Ghaziabad without extending the chance to exercise Options for the other Circles/BAs etc., whereas options were called from the Executives working in other RTTCs Rajpura /Jaipur /Lucknow for their posting in Territorial Circles when those Training Centers have been merged. Similarly, in Telecom side also options have been called for when QA & Inspection Circle is merged and we are thank-full to the BSNL management that almost all the executives have been retained in the same Circle as per their options. This is an embarrassing situation for the Executives in NATFAM only. It is re-assured to take remedial actions in favor of the transferred Executives to ALTTC.  AIBSNLEA hoping that the orders for the NETFAM executives also will be issued shortly.

F) Victimized transfer of DS Ludhiana to Patiala: AIBSNLEA discussed the matter in detail. After patient hearing it is mentioned that the request of AIBSNLEA has already been taken up and the detailed report in this regard is being called for from the CGMT Punjab Circle. Accordingly the corrective action will be taken; is assured by the Authority concern.

G) Bug in the APAR software package: We have already written to the BSNL Management on the issue to debug the malicious trap in the APAR software package and save the future of several dedicated officers already trapped, for the reason no way related to them, through the avoidable bug in the ERP system. We have reiterated that the inadvertent error while reporting/ reviewing eAPAR has been reported by our Circle Secretary, CHTD Circle causing non-consideration of the Financial Up gradation/ promotion to the executives and it is a highly regrettable matter. This is not the lone case of Chennai TD. Understandably, in some cases, the Reporting & Reviewing authorities giving notes also in writing in favour of the affected officers stating that the wrong option selected against “Integrity” column under para 4 of eAPAR which has been happened inadvertently and could not be corrected since there is no option to revert it further after some time line. These noting of the Reporting & Reviewing authorities may be treated as “Beyond Doubt”. After patient hearing it is informed that the matter reported by AIBSNLEA is genuine and it has been taken up with the concerned authorities in Corporate Office. Some concerned officers are on leave and on their return; after discussion necessary modification will be arranged in the eAPAR software to avoid future recurrences. Necessary guidelines/instructions will also be issued in respect of the existing cases where it is happened inadvertently and the affected executives are facing hardship etc., It is assured to AIBSNLEA that no executive will be left behind from their due up-gradation/ promotion due to the inadvertent error for the reason no way related to them. AIBSNLEA extended since thanks to the BSNL Management.          

Many individual genuine transfer cases like Chronic Medical Ground, Couple Cases, Education Ground since the Children studding in Higher Classes and other pending OTP applications, Modification, Retentions etc., affected to our members have also been discussed in detail. Cases of transfers where orders already issued but not relieved yet have also been discussed and several genuine cases have been agreed by the authorities and necessary orders will be issued shortly. The Sr. Officers appreciated AIBSNLEA in taking up matters with the Management in a convincing manner.

26.07.2022  Pers Cell of BSNL CO issued instructions regarding Opening of window on six monthly basis w.r.t. Online Transfer Portal (OTP) <<<Click here for letter>>>

Now the OTP window will be opened bi-annually, instead of quarterly. 

The OTP window requests will be opened from
16th Jan to 31st Jan .....for 1st six months of the year.

16th July to 31st July ....for 2nd six months of the year.

25.07.2022   GS writes to Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding

(i) Retention of an executive in the parent Circle on utmost strong medical ground as your kindness is already noticed...<<<Click here for letter>>>

(ii) Debug the malicious trap in the APAR software package and save the future of several dedicated officers already trapped , for the reason no way related to them, through the avoidable bug in the ERP system..<<<Click here for letter>>>

(iii) Request for retention on transfer from AP to CHTD on daughter's +2 education ground..<<<Click here for letter>>>

23.07.2022  

GS Writes to the PGM (Pers) , BSNL CO ; transfer case of Shri Naga Seshaiah S. CAO(L/A) working in AP circle .

<<Letter to PGM Pers>>

22.07.2022  

GS Writes to the PGM (Pers) , BSNL CO to look into the Long Pending Transfer Request from CHTD . CS CHTD , AIBSNLEA reports that many OTP transfer orders released from CHTD in Engineering/Accounts cadres without considering the trailing requests . Please direct concerned to resolve the issues at the earliest causing to release the pending request transfer orders (Own Cost).

<<Letter to PGM Pers>>

22.07.2022  

BSNL CO ( Personal) wing released the Final Revised SDE Seniority List No: 12 in suppression of the SDE  Final SDE Seniority List No: 12 published vide Letter No:BSNLCO-Pers/13(22)/3/2021-Pers1 dated 22.02.2022

<<Final Revised SDE 12>>

20.07.2022  Corporate office released the OTP inter Circle Transfer orders of AOs on 19-07-2022 Pending for all quarters. We extend sincere thanks to PGM (Pers) and team for releasing the orders.

                                                               <<< AO Transfer Orders>>>

AIBSNLEA CHQ is in the efforts to release the other request transfers of Accounts officers viz from NATFM to Hyderabad & Telungana , from CNTX to Punjab etc . GS, CHQ President and DY GS met PGM (pers) and DGM (Pers-Legal) for the early release of the orders for the pending cases also. Management assured to release the pending request transfer orders shortly.

18.07.2022  AIBSNLEA CHQ welcomes all the new AIBSNLEA Members!

AIBSNLEA CHQ extends warm welcome to all the beloved comrades joined the Gentle and Prestigious Executive Association in BSNL, the AIBSNLEA . It is reported from many circles by our CSs that their teams with the relentless support of AIBSNLEA CHQ could add  high double digit numbers of new members are added to the fold of AIBSNLEA . AIBSNLEA CHQ share our sincere gratitude to all Office Bearers of AIBSNLEA at all the three levels of CHQ/Circle and BA levels and to all the AIBSNLEA activists for the tireless efforts you all have showcased in adding the very big number of executives to the fold of AIBSNLEA.

AIBSNLEA CHQ request all our Office Bearers and Supporters to add non- members to AIBSNLEA on monthly basis as permitted by REA rules and submit the membership enrolment forms to the concerned DDOs positively in the first week of everymonth.

AIBSNLEA ZINDABAD !!!   BSNL ZINDABAD!!!

18.07.2022 BSNL Corporate Office Endorsed IDA hike to 190.8%

BSNL endorsed  the OM of Department of Public Enterprises (DPE)  06.07.2022 on the above cited subject with regard to increase in IDA rates from existing 185.3% to 190 8% w.ef 01.07.2022 for Board level & below Board level posts including Non-unionized supervisors  and Non-Executives in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs)

                                    <<<BSNL /DOPT OM>>>

15.07.2022 Update on the AO to CAO Promotion Status Quo Case in CAT Chandigarh:


The Case Posted for hearing on 14-07-2022 . Court could not sit on the day and the case is further posted for next hearing on 23-08-2022.

15.07.2022 Pending transfer orders for Accounts Officers posted in Hard Tenure Stations are released on the request of AIBSNLEA CHQ. GS AIBSNLEA has written on the Undue delay in issuance of Tenure Transfer Orders in respect of BSNL Executives on 07-07-2022 and subsequently discussed the matter with PGM (Pers). PGM (Pers) assured to release the orders without any delay.

   <<< GS Letter to Dir (HR) >>>   <<<Hard Tenure Transfer Orders >>>

15.07.2022 All India Provisional Seniority List of 1119 JAOs recruited in the Year 2016 has been released by the BSNL Corporate Office today. This is happened due to the determined and constant efforts of AIBSNLEA CHQ. As we have promised, we could release the List timely. Concerned executives were longing for more than 10 months to get the list released. We on behalf of AIBSNLEA CHQ extend thanks and gratitude to the Director (HR) BSNL Board, the PGM (Pers) and all the other Officers in (Pers) Section in Corporate Office involved in the process for the extra efforts taken to release the pending Seniority List.

All the enlisted executives are requested to verify the details for any Objection, Error /omission and revert back on or before 8th August 2022 to pave way for the release of Final Seniority List.

                             <<< JAO 2016 List: Provisional>>> 

14.07.2022 GS writes to Director (HR) BSNL Board on the Pay disparity among executives recruited just before and after 01-01-2007, demanding  Rs.22820 Pay Fixation for all to avoid any pay loss .

AIBSNLEA would like to draw the kind attention of the Management on the above matter. In this regard, we wish to submit that in BSNL, the basic pay and the Pay Scales of the Executives recruited prior to 01.01.2007 and after 01.01.2007 onwards are entirely different which created widespread resentment among the Executives recruited after 01.01.2007. There is huge difference in Pay to the tune of Rs. 10000/- between the two sets of Executives. Even their Pay scales are not finalized so far. The affected officers are deeply demoted to a lower Pay scale and placed in E1 scale provisionally......

<<<Read more : GS Letter>>>

14.07.2022 My Dear Executives in BSNL, Greetings to one and all

It is thrillingly noticed and get reported from the Circles that several fresh Memberships are getting enrolled with AIBSNLEA.

AIBSNLEA is the lone gentle and capable Association holding thousands of Executives from all disciplines of BSNL under its shelter for arranging legitimate benefits to our esteemed members. The legacy and pride of AIBSNLEA is unmatched with any other Associations in BSNL.

It is also reported that some low-priced sentimental move from our sister associations are going around our members in some pockets telling that AIBSNLEA will be either Support or Merge with them. This is totally baseless and false. As loudly declared in our AIC at Chennai in March 2022, AIBSNLEA will fight independently in the next referendum also. We request our Sister Associations also to stop these foul plays.

AIBSNLEA has clear clarity on the fact that  all Executives in BSNL are well capable of understanding what is going on in BSNL from the side of Associations positioned at MA & SA specially in settling Long pending HR issues including Promotions for All Cadres , 30% SAB , implementation of Standard Pay Scales E2 & E3 and E1+5 increments etc. When we analyze the Performance of BSNL Associations for the Past 5.5 years, i.e. right from 1st referendum, only AIBSNLEA could yield something for the Executives in terms of Mass Promotions in all Cadres during 2018. Even though AIBSNLEA was the Support Association by that time we could yield much for the benefits of Executives when the then Majority Association was asking for only CPSU cadre Hierarchy. AIBSNLEA is always for the better promotion prospective of Executives but on practicality.

Presently , even our long pending genuine promotions in all cadres are lasting for years together and our executive comrades are deeply  frustrated in a way that cannot be narrated here through words but it can be experienced by those who have been really affected viz SDE(T) to AGM(T) , AO to CAO , SDE(E) to EE(E) , SDE( C ) to EE( C ) , PS to PPS , PPS to Sr PPS and all others. Here we are not blaming only to the Management for not happening the promotions , but what contributions from the MA(Majority Association ) and SA( Support Association ) have been rendered  is the matter of concern for the Executives in BSNL. Had AIBSNLEA been in the helm of affairs, certainly the promotion orders could have been released already in all Cadres is an assured fact based on our past experience as had been showcased in 2018. Why did MA and SA sign MOU with Management? What is the logic behind it? Do any OM  from DOT is there to issue promotion orders through  MOU? Moreover, what is the basic logic behind in arranging signature from one welfare association for promotion ? Is it not the utter failure of MA and SA ? In many departments and PSUs , pending  promotion orders are being released and why only in BSNL it has been not been happened ? Is it also  not the failure of MA and SA of BSNL ?  Intentionally AIBSNLEA has not taken part in this drama because we felt that MA and SA are not serious on getting the promotion orders released, though we have the support of Thousands of beloved executives in BSNL

BSNL Executives made mandate for MA and SA for extracting out the genuine  rights of the executives including due promotions from Management than engaging with some sort of drama. Even now we feel that enough windows of possibilities are there to get the long pending promotion orders released for all cadres in BSNL. It is saddened to note that by hitting on the term of “Reservation in Promotion”, promotions in all verticals for all executives including OC/SC and ST are struck and road block is happened. AIBSNLEA perceive that this dead lock can easily be unlocked with suitable Key combinations.

AIBSNLEA is not telling some sentimental stories and not wishing to showcase some website series of Agitation Dramas to canvass members as we feel  that  all executives in BSNL are well educated and knowledgably ahead to understand what is what …

Dear Com, believe in the Legacy , Gentleness and Maturity of AIBSNLEA ….

Join AIBSNLEA En mass ….Tomorrows are Yours….  AIBSNLEA will not do all these Dramas but always giving positive results than your expectations.

This window opening for Membership Enrolment is just a Semifinal and the Final, the Membership Verification of Executives’ Association, is falling in Next Year. Think Wisely…..Join Hands with AIBSNLEA and Strengthen its’ Matured leadership….

JAI AIBSNLEA….

JAI BSNL….

On Behalf of AIBSNLEA CHQ ,

GS , AIBSNLEA

14.07.2022 Update on the Status of the Court Case filed by AIBSNLEA  against UOI (DOT) on Withdrawal of the Additional Increment in the same Scale on Functional Promotion under EPP: Writ Petition (C) No 9237 of 2018.

DoT vide its letter dated 05.07.2017 withdraw additional Increment in the same Scale on Functional Promotion under EPP. Against this arbitrary action by DoT, AIBSNLEA immediately filed an OA in the Hon’ble PB CAT New Delhi for quashing the orders. Accordingly, Hon’ble PB CAT after some hearings quashed & set aside the said order of DoT dated 05.07.2017. Even after that DoT continued to reduce the pension of the BSNL retiree executives, against this AIBSNLEA filed a Contempt Petition in the Hon’ble PB CAT New Delhi. Thereafter DoT stopped reducing the Pension/revising the Pay fixation by obtaining an undertaking from the BSNL Executives; This negative effect of reduction in Pension calculation is common for executives absorbed in BSNL and for  DR executives.

DoT has filed Writ Petition in the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi wherein AIBSNLEA has filed a Caveat. 

AIBSNLEA Leaders have submitted its' views in the meeting held on 30.09.2019 between representative officers of DoT & BSNL and render justice by withdrawing the impugned order of DoT dated 05.07.2017.

The case in the Honb’le High Court, Delhi was listed on different dates but could not heard due to Covid situation during 2020 - 2021 and it was last heard on 28.03.2022. Now the case is re-notified for further hearing on 31.08.2022.

In the mean time DoT directed BSNL on 07.02.2020, to withdraw the additional increment as per the DoT order dated 05.07.2017 which was quashed by Hon’ble PB CAT New Delhi on 21.12.2017 and pending with the Honb’le High Court, Delhi. As per the suggestions of AIBSNLEA in the meeting held on 30.09.2019, BSNL Management again written a letter to the Secretary (Telecom) on 22.07.2021 requesting to withdraw the DoT order dated 05.07.2017. But surprisingly DoT vide its letter dated 30.03.2022 once again directed to implement the order dated 05.07.2017 which is against Hon’ble PB CAT New Delhi order dated 21.12.2017 and it is Contempt of Court.

As AIBSNLEA CHQ promised and written on website on 23.06.2022 that AIBSNLEA is going to issue “Legal Notice” to DoT, and file the Application and Counter Affidavit in the Honb’le High Court, Delhi through our Sr. Counsel. Accordingly AIBSNLEA has filed an Application in Hon'ble HC of Delhi through our Senior Counsel immediately on the opening of the Court on 04.07.2022 after vacations.

This Case is listed for Yesterday i.e. 13-07-2022, but the Court could not sit on some reasons and posted further for hearing on 05-08-2022.  

AIBSNLEA is the only Association taken up this very prestigious case wherein all Executives both absorbed in BSNL and directly recruited by BSNL are affected financially, especially during Pension Calculation on Superannuation.

13.07.2022 Status of All India Eligibility List of JAOs 2016 & 2018 Batches: 

It is learnt that All India Provisional Seniority List of JAOs recruited in the Year 2016 has been approved by the Competent Authority. This happened due to the determined and constant efforts of AIBSNLEA CHQ.

 

AIBSNLEA CHQ has been pursuing this matter continuously for the past 10 months to release the Seniority List of around 1120 JAOs who are waiting eagerly since long.  The provisional seniority List is expected to be published by tomorrow.

 

As AIBSNLEA CHQ promised, after publishing the Seniority List of JAO 2016 batch, we will take all out efforts with BSNL Management  for reconciliation & finalization of AIEL for JAO 2018 batch.

12.07.2022 GS Writes to Shri Aravind Vednarker, Director(HR), BSNL Board regarding Debug the malicious trap in the APAR software Package and Save the future of  several dedicated officers already trapped , for the reason noway related to  them, through the avoidable bug in the ERP system <<<GS Letter >>>

11.07.2022 BSNL Management Shortlisted the Much Awaited list of MTs( Management Trainees) (Internal) of Telecom Operations .  300 Talented Candidates are shortlisted for Group Discussion and Interview for the selection as MTs .

AIBSNLEA Congratulates one and all the Winners and also Wishes  bright future ahead of you all , in the better interest of BSNL Services .

 <<<Copy of the Order & List of Won Candidates>>>

06.07.2022 GS Writes to The Director (HR) BSNL Board regarding

(i)Undue delay in issuance of Tenure Transfer Orders in respect of BSNL Executives - <<<GS Letter >>>

(ii) Spoiling of working morale of majority of employees in Ludhiana BA particularly to the Office bearers / members of AIBSNLEA by the GM Ludhiana (PB Circle); which is highly

detrimental and punitive offence by the GM Ludhiana against the service interest of BSNL. Appropriate corrective actions may be initiated against the erring officer without further delay for the all round improvement in the performance of Ludhiana BA <<<GS Letter >>>

06.07.2022 AIBSNLEA CHQ received many calls from the Executives/officers about the extension of the dates of submission of online eAPAR. Accordingly, the matter has been pursued by the CHQ with the BSNL Management and succeeded in getting released the orders for the extension of timeline for the initiation and submission of eAPAR for the period 2021-22.

Hence, BSNL Corporate Office issued orders regarding extension of timeline for submission of Self Appraisal/Reporting/Reviewing of eAPAR of the Executives for the period 2021-22 as a final opportunity to complete the initiation and submission of Self Appraisal has been extended upto 10.07.2022 and Reporting in normal structure upto 20.07.2022 <<<Copy of CO order>>>

05.07.2022 GS writes to the PGM (Pers.), BSNL CO regarding:

i) Request transfer case of Shri Pawan Kumar, AO CNTX-North to Punjab Circle requested for consideration on medical ground and caring of his aged parents at his Home Town since he has completed more than 12 years in present Circle.<<< Click here for GS Letter>>>>

ii) Request transfer case of Shri Naga Seshaiah S. CAO(L/A) working in AP circle since last more than 18 years and applied through OTP for STR Hyderabad or Telangana Circle and requested for consideration on Spouse joining ground. <<< Click here for GS Letter>>>>

04.07.2022 Status of All India Eligibility List of JAOs 2016 & 2018 Batches: AIBSNLEA CHQ met the concerned officers in BSNL Corporate Office and enquired about the preparation of the All India Eligibility List of JAOs recruited in the Year 2016 and 2018. In this regard it is mentioned that AIBSNLEA CHQ is pursuing this matter continuously for the past 10 months. The list of 2016 JAO batch is being consolidated & vetted by Pers branch.
There is a mismatch of details in respect of recruitment & appointment previously. Now after getting recruitment data from Corporate office Recruitment section and the data received from various Circles are being reconciled. AIBSNLEA is following the matter regularly. The AIEL of JAOs of 2016 Batch is expected to be finalized within a couple of weeks time.
After publishing of JAO 2016 batch list, the work for reconciliation & finalization of AIEL for JAO 2018 batch will be started and finalized soon.