AIBSNLEA COIMBATORE SSA BRANCH
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03.05.2016 -                                Dear Comrades!


Mother of  Com.K.Kandasamy CAO and Vice President of CBE  branch aged 92 years passed away on 2.5.2016  10.00 PM  at Rasipuram . AIBSNLEA convey its deepest condolence to Com.Kandasamy and bereaved family members - DS

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28.04.2016 


                                Organizational actions and schedule:
1) “Lunch/Closing Hour Demonstrations” at BSNL CO/Circle/SSA headquarters on 3rd May 2016.
2) One Day Dharna at BSNL CO/Circle/SSA headquarters on 12th May 2016.
3) Three days “Hunger Fast” at BSNL CO/Circle/SSA headquarters on 25th , 26th and 27th May 2016 (10:00 Hours   to 18:00 Hours).
4) “Work According to Rules” with effect from 25th May 2016 (10:00 Hours) till the settlement of demands.
5) 1st June 2016 onwards – “Delhi Chalo” for Indefinite Dharna at BSNL CO. The executives throughout the country will gather at BSNL CO, New Delhi till withdrawal of the MT Notification and settlement of various HR issues. During this period, there will be complete non-cooperation with management.

Demands:


Immediate implementation of the decisions taken in the meeting held on 14.12.2015 issued vide minutes of the meeting through letter no. BSNL/7-3/SR/2015 dated 14.12.2015 i.e.
1.Immediate implementation of the recommendation of the committee headed by Sh. M. A. Khan, ED (NB) on standard E2 & E3 scales for JTO & SDE Equivalent executives and CPSU Cadre Hierarchy in BSNL, scrapping of the MT, DGM RRs altogether.
2.Extending 30% Superannuation benefit to the BSNL recruited employees.
3.Resolution of various other long pending HR issues like taking urgent necessary action for:
a. Immediate conduction of various CPCs in all the disciplines to fill up the vacant group-A and Group B equivalent posts in a time bound manner, notional pay fixation of all upgraded pay-scales w.e.f. 01.10.2000, one time relaxation to Steno Grade-III for their promotion to PA cadre, settlement of Pay Anomaly cases where junior executives are drawing more pay than senior executives, special recruitment drive for hard tenure/shortfall circles, FR 22(I)a(i) pay fixation to officiating JTOs, restructuring of AD (OL) cadres, finalization of new SDE RR 2014 in line with association suggestions.
b. declaration of LDCE results, Settlement of Rule-8 transfer cases, Pay loss to JTOs/JAOs recruited after 01.01.2007 and fixation of pay in respect of departmental outsider (TTA) appointed as JTOs, extension of E1+ 5 advance increment benefit to JTO (SRD)/JAO 2013 batch and PA Cadre and other long pending HR issues submitted earlier

All the office bearers, Branch Secretaries are requested to ensure successful implementation of the above agitation programs by conducting Executive Body/General Body meetings, Press Conferences, Posters etc. <<<<Click here for the notice served by United Forum>>>

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26.04.2016-  

                       BSNL received DSIJ 'The Best PSU Awards 2015' under the category of 'Highest Turnover PSU in Mini Ratna - Non Manufacturing': Dalal Street Investment Journal (DSIJ), India's No.1 investment magazine presented its 7th Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) Awards on 21st April 2016. State run telecom major - Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has been conferred with the 'DSIJ Best PSU Award 2015' in the category of 'Highest Turnover PSU in Mini Ratna - Non Manufacturing.'   Read More


26.04.2016 -


1) Writing of APAR - clarification: BSNL CO has issued clarifications on queries raised about writing of APAR.   View clarifications


2)  BSNL saves Rs 613 crore due to energy conservation   << details click here>>

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16.04.2016                             

                                                  வருந்துகிறோம் !

Our beloved PGM  திரு.சிவராஜ் அவர்களின் தாயார் 15-4-2016 அன்று இரவு காலமானார்  என்பதை வருத்ததுடன் தெரிவித்துக் கொள்கிறோம்.

     அவரது மறைவுக்கு ஆழ்ந்த இரங்கலை தெரிவித்துக் கொள்கிறோம் 


                                                                                                -Velusamy DS

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15.04.2016 - Dear Comrades,


CGM TN CIrcle Chennai-6 has issued appreciation letter to our association  expressing thanks for the co-operation rendered by our members for the achievement of overall circle revenue for the year 2015-2016.  We express our happiness to the CGM and assured our co-operation for the achievement of the same in the new financial year also.  Appreciation letter is published below for the information of the members.

Appreciation letter

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12.04.2016 - Dear Comrades, GS writes to CMD regarding diversion of 50% of MT quota CAO Posts to the seniority quota  with the approval of BSNL MC approval. << Click here for letter >

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12-04-.2016: Meeting with GM(GP) on dated 11.04.2016:  GS , President, FS, AGS (Engg) and OS(West) met GM(FP) and discussed regarding –

(a) CPC from AO to CAO- We expressed our serious concern against non filling up of the vacant CAO posts on the pretext of pending court case i.e. Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh. GM (FP) mentioned that Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh has given has given the direction to consider Mr. Nagraj Hon'ble Apex Court Judgment on SC/ST roster implementation on promotions and now pers cell of BSNL CO Pers cell has to clarify on this issue to the Hon'ble Court the stand of BSNL in this regard. And on this basis only further action can be taken. However he assured to discuss the matter with Director (HR) for its an early resolution.

(b) Direction of 50% MT quota CAO posts to seniority quota- GM  (FP) mentioned that matter has been taken up with Estt cell to withdraw the proposal from BSNL Board and to see that it is the diverted on the basis of BSNL MC approval. After the clearance of Estt. Cell and competent authority the proposal may be withdrawn from BSNL Board or the approval may be given as already allowed diversion in Telecom Operation.

(c) One time relaxation in the DGM Promotion eligibility criteria- GM(FP) informed that he has already taken the clearance from ED(NB) and Director (HR) and now the proposal will be sent to the BSNL MC for approval.

(d) Consideration of request/tenure transfer cases of AOs/CAOs- We requested for consideration of some pending request /tenure transfer cases of AOs/CAOs. GM (FP) assured to look into the matter.

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Good News....... It is learnt that Secy(T) has cleared 78.2% IDA Fitment file for pensioners  along with Cabinet Memo. The file will now go to MOC&IT and after his approval will be sent to Cabinet for approval.
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04.04.2016 - Dear Comrades,  


                   - It is proposed to convene a General Body Meeting of our Association on 12.04.2016 at Recreation Club % PGMT Coimbatore-43 by 1700 hours for discussion on the following Agenda :


 1) Discussion held at CEC on 26.03.2016 and related matters.

 2) Participation in the ensuing All India Conference  which will be held at Mysore from  17th to 19th June 2016 and selection of delegates.

3) Discussion on conducting of Branch Conference.

4) Organizational activities

5) Local issues , if any

6) Any other item with the permission of the chair.


All members are requested to attend the meeting without fail .

                                                     -District Secy Coimbatore AIBSNLEA Branch.

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19.11.2015


Congratulations to Sri Anupam Shrivatava, CMD/BSNL, Sri N. K. Gupta, DIR(CFA), Smt Sujata T Ray, DIR(HR&Fin), Sri N K Mehta, DIR(EB) and all the CGMs, SSA Heads and employees of BSNL for the remarkable achievement of making BSNL operational profit of Rs 672 Crores during FY 2014-15.


· BSNL made operational profit of Rs 672 Crores during 2014-15. Last year, the operation loss was 691 Crores.


· The income from services increased by 4%.


· Total income from services increased from 26,153 Cr in 2013-14 to 27,242 Cr in 2014-15, highest in six years.


· Due to high depreciation, the balance sheet shows 8234 Cr losses from 7020 Cr in 2013-14.


The BSNL Board meeting and AGB held today and approved the accounts.

Let us work together to achieve a target of 10% additional revenue for the next two years.

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DEAR COMRADES, HEARTY CONGRATULATIONS.

DUE TO THE PERSISTENT EFFORTS OF AIBSNLEA TN CIRCLE , LA ORDERS FOR JAO TO AO FOR 42 OFFICERS WAS ISSUED TODAY. WE THANK OUR GM(FIN), TN CIRCLE FOR ISSUING THIS ORDER


Click Here for Orders

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19.11.2015 -Dear Comrades,


GS, FS, AGS(F) met GM (Pers) on 17/11/2015 and discussed regarding:


1. Time bound promotion from E-5 to E-6 to the DGMs promoted from Gr. "B" Executives: GM (Pers.) informed that issue was there in agenda of BSNL Board Meeting today but none of the HR issues were discussed due to shortage of time. The issue will be discussed in next BSNL Board meeting.


2. Date of effect of Implementation of revised upgraded IDA Pay Scales for the Executives w.e.f. 1.10.2000 on notional basis: GM(Pers.) informed that the matter is still pending in Estt. Cell for comments. However, he assured to personally discuss the matter with GM(Estt.) for early comments.

3. CPC from JTO to SDE (T) CPC against seniority cum fitness quota: Conduction of DPC for Seniority and fitness quota as per DoPT guidelines for the years 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14 to fill up about 6600 SDEs posts:  GM (Pers.) informed that the rejoinder has been filed in the Hon'ble High Court of Kerala through the Kerala Telecom Circle and hearing date is still awaited. GM(Pers.) informed that in the case of Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh on SC/ST roaster implementation, the legal opinion from ASG has been received and on that basis immediate action is being taken.


4. CPC from SDE (T)/DE(Adhoc) to DE Regular: Immediate CPC to fill up the left out about 11 DEs Posts and  about 750 DEs posts on regular basis up to the vacancies of  year 2013-14: GM (Pers) informed that CPC work is in progress and efforts are being made to expedite the CPC in this month itself and to issue the promotion orders.


5. CPC from DE to DGM (Engg.) on Adhoc/Regular basis to fill up about 800 DGM vacant posts: We requested to expedite the CPC to fill up all vacant DGM posts approximate 800. GM (Pers.) mentioned that the CPC work is in progress and efforts are being made to issue promotion orders to fill up about 300 DGM posts in this month only and remaining DGM posts being vacant by March-2016 will be filled up simultaneously for which the ACRs / VCRs are being called shortly.

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

GM (Pers.) mentioned that LDCE from JTO (TF) to SDEs (TF) will be notified shortly and LDCE will be conducted before March'2016..


7. Post based promotions for PA/PS, common recruitment rules and nomenclature and introduction of promotion policy for stenos (dying cadre): GM (Pers) informed that the committee headed by ED (CN) will submit its report shortly wherein all 35 CGMs may have PPS posts. Hence, PS will get promotion to PPS posts.


8. Restructuring of AD (OL) Cadre:GM (Pers) informed that the comments of Estt Cell has been received and he assured for early order in this regard.


9. Promotions through LDCE in SDE cadre: GM (Pers) informed that the committee has submitted the master answer key and on that basis the LDCE result is being revaluated and by the end of this month result will be ready which may be declared in Dec,2015.


10. Settlement of pay anomaly cases wherein senior Executives are drawing less pay than their juniors and antedating of pay:GM (Pers) informed that information on financial implication have been received from some circles and on that basis the draft proposal is sent to the Estt./EF Cell for further comments.


11. Early finalization of New SDE RR-2014 (without degradation of Scale & Qualification) and in line with the suggestions submitted by associations: GM (Pers.) informed that issue was there in agenda of BSNL Board Meeting today but none of the HR issues were discussed due to shortage of time. The issue will be discussed in next BSNL Board meeting.


12. Withdrawal of the system/practice of Local Officiating Arrangement or Local Officiating Promotion in BSNL and Introduction of Look After arrangement by Executives: GM (Pers.) mentioned that the looking after arrangement was made due to some court cases and financial implications with the approval of the BSNL Board and now as per the Association request the designation on retirement, financial powers and stand-alone charge has been considered.


13. One time placement of SDE to Sr. SDE: GM (Pers) advised to have separate detailed discussions on this issue with supporting documents.


14. Introduction of Promotion Policy for Stenos (Dying cadre): GM (Pers) assured to look into the matter.


15. Implementation of policy guidelines issued by BSNL Corporate Office in respect of PA/PS of BSNL field units - stoppage of recovery: We extended thanks for stopping the recoveries in this regard.

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18.11.2015 -  Dear Comrades, it is proposed to conduct a Special General Body Meeting of our branch on 23.11.2015 (Monday) at 1700 hrs.


Venue : Recreation Club % PGMT CBE-43. 


        Our Circle Secretary Com.S.Sivakumar and Com.Veerapandian CWC Member and Com.V.K.Paramasivam CHQ Advisor will attend the meeting . The main agenda of the meeting is given below:


1) Association Activities during this year on achievement of  getting orders on AAO/Sr.AO Post Based Promotion, Lookafter arrangements in the cadre of AO/CAOs, Settlement of request transfers etc.

2) Filling up the vacancies of our branch association.

3) Any other issues with the permission of the chair.


It is also proposed to felicitate Com.Shri.V.K.Paramasivam CHQ Advisor for his excellent services rendered for Association, on the same day.


All members are requested to attend the meeting without fail - DS

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19.09.2015  Dear Comrades! Congratulations ! JTO RR- 2015 almost approved by BSNL Board Meeting held today - GS discussed the matter with the concern officers of BSNL Corporate Office regarding approval of JTO RR- 2015 in the BSNL Board Meeting  held today F/N as per the assurance given by CMD BSNL and Director(HR), BSNL Board.

It is understood that today in BSNL Board Meeting , JTO RR-2015 has been approved. The stalemate in the regularization process of officiating JTOs is broken. The regularization of officiating JTOs will immediately takes place. Also, the JTO recruitment through LICE to fill up about 1200 JTO posts will also begin. The Para-8 transfers of JTOs will also get the way for settlement since substitutes will be available. Spl. Drive of JTO recruitment  in deficit circles will also takes place etc.,


We are extremely thankful to CMD, BSNL, Director(HR), GM(Estt.), Sr. GM(GLegal) for getting approved the issue from BSNL Board

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19.09.2015    SERIOUS WARNING MESSAGE :   WITHDRAWAL OF 60:40 PENSION SHARING DECISION ------  MUST FOR PENSION SECURITY OF BSNL PENSIONERS AND ALSO FOR THOSE RETIRED BEFORE 1-10-2000.:On revelation of the existence of the Cabinet Memo on 60:40 decision in 2005 itself, Com. AGS, AIRBSNLEWA,  Sh Amit Kumar Gupta submitted three RTI applications. Two application were addressed to Sh S L Meena, Director (Budget ) and one application was addressed to Sh Prachis Khanna, Director (Estt.) DOT asking documents related to such approval reply of which is awaited. <<Read the applications>>


Documents as asked for has since been supplied by the Director (Budget), which reveals the unknown facts about the 60:40 pension sharing decision by the Cabinet in January 2005 itself. It may be recalled that through the earlier documents received through earlier RTI, it was understood that Cabinet approval on 60:40 was taken only in January 2011. (see old upload on 09-02-2015). 95 pages of documents received now, most of which are marked secret, are being placed below chronologically for information of all concerned. (Employees, Pensioners, Leaders of Union/Associations, BSNL management etc).


On 29-10-2004, DoT prepared a draft cabinet note for approval of the cabinet in which it was mentioned that the pension liability will be with Government and BSNL will pay the pension contribution as per FR 116. This cabinet note was strongly objected by Department of Expenditure (DOE). The note was placed before the cabinet on 24-11-2004, where it was not approved but decided to place the memo to the committee of secretaries (COS) and further examine the issue along with recommendation of COS. 

Read <<  Draft Cabinet Memo 24-10-2004>> << Annexure 1 to this memo>>comprising the cabinet memo Dt 25-09-2000 regarding formation of BSNL. << Annexure 2 >>  Approval of Cabinet dt 27-09-2000 to the memo dt 25-09-2000. << Annexure 3 >> Gazette notification of Rule 37A. <<annexure 4 &5>> Pension contribution rates and views of various departments.


Subsequently COS comprising secretaries of Telecom and Expenditure along with the Cabinet Secretary met on 14-12-2004 and decided to recommend 60:40 pension sharing system.  Read <<the minutes of the meeting>>

Accordingly  the Cabinet note dated 14-1-2005 was prepared proposing the 60:40 pension sharing and the Cabinet  gave its approval on 27-1-2005. Read <<the Cabinet Memo dated 14-1-2005>>


Further the Deputy Secretary (Cabinet) wrote to DoT to supply them the orders in pursuance of the decision of the Cabinet. DoT complied and replied to them. Before that a meeting was held on 21-02-2005 between CMDs of BSNL & MTNL with Secy DoT and after that CMD BSNL wrote a DO to Secretary DoT on 24-02-2005 which was replied on 15-03-2005. Read <<the related documents>>carefully.

On 15-06-2006, DoT for the first time made public the decision of 60:40 pension sharing but not mentioned that this was a decision of the cabinet. On which all Associations and Unions protested. The decision of DoT related to situation developed after 16-06-2006 is reflected in a 4 page document (note sheets). Report of the committee on issues raised by BSNL Union also may be read. << referred documents>>


Careful study of at least the main documents (excluding the annexure)  uploaded will certainly reveal the seriousness of the situation. Viewers may read the documents and decide for themselves, whether the situation is such that the BSNL pensioners can sleep comfortably and there is no problem whatsoever on their pension ????

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07.09.2015 Meeting with Director (HR): GS, FS, AGS (HQ), AGS (Fin.) held a meeting with Director (HR). GM (Pers), GM (Estt), Addl GM (SR) and Addl. GM (Pers) were also present in the meeting. We requested Director (HR) to review the progress on the agenda items of the earlier meetings held on 16.07.2015 and 04.08.2015. Records of discussion on the issues taken up in the meeting are as under:


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


Director (HR) informed that matter has been re-examined based on the feedback given by the Association and a revised proposal is being mooted to BSNL Management Committee to increase the contribution from 3% to 5%-6%. We demanded 12% contribution as per DPE guidelines.


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


a. Time bound promotion from E-5 to E-6 to the DGMs promoted from Gr."B" Executives:

Director (HR) directed GM (Pers) to put up the case in next board meeting delinking it from HR Plan after the approval of the competent authority.

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

GM (Pers) informed that the matter is under consideration to GM (Estt). Director (HR) directed GM (Estt) to clear the case at the earliest in same line of JAO.


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

We extended our sincere thanks to Director (HR) for getting approval of the BSNL Board on allowing Diploma holder SDE (C/E) having 10 years technical experience for the promotion of EE (C/E) and requested for early filling of the vacant EE (C/E ) posts.


3.  Conduction of various CPCs on a regular basis:


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


GM (Pers) apprised that as soon as the stay order is vacated from the Hon'ble HC Kerala, the CPC will be expedited and promotion order of 6612 SDEs will be issued immediately.  We requested to discuss the matter with CGMT Kerala Circle for early hearing through BSNL`s Advocate. Dir(HR) directed GM(Pers) to talk CGMT Kerala Circle on this issue or if required she will talk to CGMT Kerala Circle.


GM(Pers) further mentioned that in the stay order granted by Hon`ble CAT Chandigarh on promotion from JTO to SDE Telecom will be clubbed with AO to CAO court case which will be heard on 21stSeptember, 2015. Dir (HR) directed to GM( Pers) to take the legal opinion from Sr. GM (Legal ) to appoint Sr. Advocate in this case.


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


GM (Pers) informed that 83 DE Promotion order including 657 DEs promotion order on regular basis will be issued before 30th September, 2015 in case ACRs / VCRs are received.  We pleaded that all the DE vacancies up to July 14 which numbering about 1200 DE posts should be filled up in the same CPC.  GM (Pers) assured to look into the matter. He advised that Association should also help to completing the ACRs/VCRs of the eligible SDEs.  We assured our support.


c. CPC from DE to DGM (Engg.) on Adhoc/Regular basis to fill up about 700 DGM vacant posts:


GM (Pers) informed that CPC work is in progress from DE to DGM and about 270 DGM promotions can be issued before 30th September, 2015 in case the ACRs/VCRs of the concerned DEs are received in Pers Cell.


d. CPC from JAO to AO and AO to CAO to fill up the vacant posts:


Director (HR) assured to direct GM (FP) to expedite CPCs from JAO to AO and AO to CAO. She also directed GM(Pers) to sit with GM (FP) and ensure common reply to the Hon`ble CAT Chandigarh on SC/ST Roaster implementation.  She assured an early action in this regard.


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


Director (HR) informed that the CPC work is in progress in SEA Cell.

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

Director (HR) mentioned that CPCs from JTO(C/E) to SDE(C/E) are in progress. And the CPCs from SDE(C/E) to EE(C/E) have been initiated to fill up the vacant EE(C/E) posts.


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


Director (HR) directed GM (Pers) to expedite CPCs to fill up the SDE(TF), AGM(TF) and DGM(TF) posts


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

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


4. Restructuring of AD (OL) Cadre:


GM (Pers) informed that the committee recommendation on restructuring of AD (OL) Cadre has been processed to the competent authority for approval and shortly the issue will be resolved after the approval of the BSNL Board.


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


Director (HR) mentioned that the anomalies in the EPF for direct recruit executives are being resolved and the EPF contribution during the training period is being paid.


6. Promotions through LDCE in SDE cadre:

We requested for early declaration of result for last LDCE and conduction of LDCE for promotion from JTO (T) to SDE (T) for the vacancy available till date.


GM (Pers) mentioned that an expert committee has been constituted to examine the grievances of the candidates and now the Answer key is being finalized and will be published in the next week.  Thereafter the answer sheet will be evaluated and results will be prepared.  The whole exercise would be completed by 30.09.2015 but the results will be declared only after clearance from Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh on SC/ST roaster implementation on promotions.


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


GM (Pers) informed that the syllabus of LDCE from JTO (TF) to SDEs (TF) has been circulated. However, the notification of LDCE will be issued by 30.09.2015 after clearance of e-tendering process.


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


GM (Pers) requested not to take up the issue as it will open the Pandora Box for other similar cases also as per the direction from Honorable Court, notional increment is extended to 124 petitioners against LDCE held in 2002. AIBSNLEA further pleaded that same benefits must be given to similarly affected executives for LDCE-2012 instead of forcing them to go to the various courts. Director (HR) appreciated our concern and directed GM (Pers) to discuss the court judgment with her and then decision will be taken.


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


AIBSNLEA pleaded to implement the Honorable Supreme Court judgment allowing stepping up of pay to all affected executives. AIBSNLEA further pleaded that stepping up of pay as per the Apex court judgment is already implemented under NEPP. Director (HR) directed GM (Pers) for taking early decision in this regard in time bound manner.


Regarding antedating of pay, Director (HR) categorically told that in no case senior is not to draw less salary than his junior and directed GM (Estt) to discuss the reasons of withdrawal of 2009 order in the year 2010. Director (HR) further mentioned that if any policy decision is required to be taken to remove this anomaly that has to be taken by BSNL but in no case the fundamental right of the seniors will be violated.


On the issue of an increment @ 3% at the time of executive time bound upgradation on their basic pay on time bound promotion and subsequently 3% increment benefit on vertical promotion, we expressed our resentment against dragging the issue on the pretext of reference made to the DPE.  BSNL Executives are losing Rs 50 to 70 in their basic pay on account of 6% increment benefit in the promoted scale.  Dir(HR) appreciated our concern and directed GM(Estt) to discuss the matter with DPE authorities for early reply and in case it is further delayed she will hold the meeting with Addl Secretary DPE for the settlement of the issue but the case cannot be dragged on the pretext of reference made to DPE.  

     

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


Director (HR) acknowledged the hardship of the executives posted in hard tenure/deficits stations/circles and mentioned that BSNL management is seized with the problem and considering the special recruitment in such circles as soon as the new JTO-RRs are approved by the BSNL Board. She directed GM (Estt) to process the case to the competent authority for de-linking the issue from the HR Plan and to put up in the next BSNL Board meeting.


Apart from this, she also directed GM (Estt) to prepare a waiting list in BSNL Corporate Office the candidates seeking temporary transfer under Para-9.


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


Director (HR) further directed GM (Estt) to put up the case in the next board meeting de-linking from HR plan approval.


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


Director (HR) advised GM (Pers), GM (Estt) and GM (FP) to write a letter to CVO for submitting a list of pending disciplinary cases and request for early settlement of these cases.


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


Director (HR) directed GM (Pers) to arrange an early committee meeting headed by ED (CN) and assured to talk personally with ED (CN) to submit committee report at the earliest.


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

AIBSNLEA extended thanks to Director (HR) for settling this long pending issue and also extended thanks for considering AAO and Sr. AO posts as post based promotions for the purpose of granting 1stTBP under EPP.


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

Director (HR) informed that the SDE RR-2014 has been approved in the last BSNBL Board meeting for which we extended our thanks. Director (HR) further, directed GM (Estt) to put up the new JTO RR in next board meeting delinking it from HR Plan after the approval of the competent authority.


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

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


17. No MT and DGM Recruitment from outside:

AIBSNLEA strongly reiterated its stand against the MT Recruitment and categorically told the in case MR Recruitment process is restored, strong agitation will be there.


AIBSNLEA further mentioned that the qualified and experienced Executives in BSNL having 10 to 20 years of service should also get an opportunity to compete with others for the DGM posts by making appropriate, justified and rational changes in the eligibility conditions. This would mark the beginning of allowing BSNL to have a management structure of its own at DGM level which by virtue of age profile will be groomed into senior management in due course of time. This strategic move will not only meet the career growth of aspiring talented executives in BSNL but will immensely contribute towards growth and viability of BSNL. Director (HR) appreciated our concern and directed GM (Pers) to review the RR.

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03.09.2015 -  Congratulations :


AIBSNLEA consistent effort yielded results in getting released order vide BSNL CO letter number 400-172/2015 Pers I dated 02.09.2015 regarding clarifications on various points/issues related to the Executive Promotion Policy. This has paved the way to AAOs and Sr AOs to get their first time bound promotion under EPP after completion of four years instead of five years from their AAO/Sr AO promotion before from 01.10.2004 <<<Click here for order>>>

                  In this regard, the effort taken by AIBSNLEA consistently with CO BSNL is tremendous.We should express our sincere gratitude to AIBSNLEA. Though DOT had conveyed that AAO/Sr.AO is a Post Based Promotion in the earlier occasion and some litigations filed by our Comrades, BSNL Management has not turned up  since it may have the impact on subsequent AAO promotion which was given by BSNL. But AIBSNLEA is the only association to take up this case with Management consistently and pressure them in all forums. Now it is yielded fruitful results. 


                      As far as our SSA is concerned, many AOs , those who got AAO promotion during the period from 01.10.2000 to 30.09.2004 , were affected by order dated 19.02.2010 which is stated that AAO promotion is not a Post Based Promotion under EPP and treated as First TBP and hence their earlier TBPs granted after four years got postponed for one more year. Because of withdrawal of this order by order dated 02.09.2015, these Executives will get First Time bound Promotion after 4 years from their date of promotion as AAO. < click here for EPP order>

                Secondly, the order dated 19.02.2010   (click here ) is stated that pay drawn in local officiating promotion before grant of Time Bound Pay scale upgradations need not be protected under EPP whereas now CO BSNL has issued that AAO is a Post Based Promotion and hence their past officiating spells in FR 22 I(a)(i) can be protected at the time of Regular Promotion as AAO. The action taken by Circle /SSA on recovery of their overpayment can be withheld because of this pay revision and no recovery will arise . 

               Thirdly, the order clearly says that 'Due benefits may be allowed to the affected executives in the grade of  AAO/Sr.AOs, who have been put in loss" Viz. Benefits will be allowed due to this revision of TBP and its subsequent fixation etc. << click here for order>>


                 We , once again convey our sincere thanks to our CS and GS and CHQ President. 

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AIBSNLEA condolences on the sad demise of


Former President of India


Shri APJ Abdul Kalam.


May his soul rest in peace.

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JAO 2010 Batch - Pay Option Case Settled


ANOTHER COLOURFUL FEATHER ADDED TO THE CAP OF AIBSNLEA

The issue of Allowing to exercise option to have their pay fixed on the date of promotion for those non– executives who got promoted on or after 07.05.2010, [the date on which non-executive pay scales were notified BSNL CO  File No I -1612010-PAT(BSNL) Dated 07-05-2010] was kept pending without settlement since 2010.


On 18/05/2011, a clarification order was issued vide BSNL CO Lr. No. 1-37/2010-PAT(BSNL) dated 18.5.2011, which restricted that only those non-executives who got promoted between 01.01.2007  to 07/05/2010 ( the date on which Non-executive II IDA Pay Scales were notified ) can only exercise option and thus denied the right of exercising option to those non-executives who got promoted on or after 07.05.2010.


Immediately AIBSNLEA plunged into the action. AIBSNLEA has done everything to settle issue. To support the genuine demand various orders on the subject were brought to the notice of the authorities concerned. 

A three member committee was formed based on our submission, comprising of GM(Estt.), GM(FP) and GM(EF). Though GM(FP) and GM(EF) was in favor of extending the option beyond the date of notification of Non-Executive Pay Scale, GM(Estt.) stood as stumbling block. The then GM (Estt.) Shri. R.K. Goyal got transferred but the case was further protracted.


Our recent struggle paved the way for settlement of the issue in which this was one of our demands.


No one claim that they have taken up the issue, The only one Association fought for this case is AIBSNLEA which could be substantiated by quoting the chain of actions from the very beginning till settlement of the issue.

In fact the other association ridiculed that these are all non-issues and they are concentrating on E2, E3 pay scale.


E2, E3 Pay Scale is our basic right and AIBSNLEA stood firm on it. But option for fixation is a fundamental right under FRSR which cannot be taken away by Administrative order.


In this regard the efforts taken by AIBSNLEA will be summarized date-wise along with the copy of the letters and attached documents very soon.


The role of Tamilnadu Circle Association under the presidentship of Com. S. Sivakumar and Circle Secretary N. Veerapandian is well appreciated by CHQ.

Draft / Inputs were given by CHQ Advisor Com.V.K.Paramasivam, CHQ president Com. P. Venugopal took much pain in settling the issue.

Our GS, Com. Prahladrai continuously persuaded the case and in fact it was one of the important items in our demands in our struggle for settling HR issues.
Finally hard and continuous persuasion with deep commitment and understanding of the issue resulted in settlement of the issue. It is AIBSNLEA and only AIBSNLEA is the real father of the child.

Somebody pretending to be behind this victory is doing actually politics. Those people does not know the difference between the stone grinding machine and statue of lord sivalingam.
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21.07.2015:    <<<<<<Message of Director (HR), BSNL Board >>>>>>

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25.07.2015 -  Repatriation of ITS officers: DoT  vide letter number A-11013/7/2013-Abs. Cell has issued orders for repatriation of 100 ITS officers deployed in BSNL back to DoT. These officers are directed to report to Principal CCA/ CCA <<<Click here for letter>>>


2) News in Media :

  a)  Amarnath pilgrims to enjoy better connectivity as BSNL provides satellite phones en route << Click here>>

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25.07.2015 -  Congratulations! AIBSNLEA consistent efforts yielded result in getting released order  regarding pay fixation of JAOs(Deptl)(40% quota) of 2010 Batch arising out of Non-Executives' Wage revision orders dated 7.5.2010 and subsequent clarification dated 18.5.2011  <<<Click here for order>>>

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

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21.07.2015- BSNL News in Media :


1)  BSNL to Hive Off Tower Business Into a New Subsidiary  << Click here>>

2)  Maintain Status Quo on Mobile Towers in Playgrounds, Says Bombay High Court << Click here>>

3)   No Decision Yet on Charging WhatsApp, Skype Calls: Telecom Minister << click here>>

4)   BSNL Says Will Improve Connectivity Along Borders <<Click her e>>

5)   BSNL to Add 93 More Wi-Fi Locations In Andhra Pradesh, Telangana << click here>>

6)   BSNL Launches SpeedPay Mobile Wallet: How Can You Use It? << click here>>

7)   BSNL, MTNL Merger Decision in 4-5 Months << click here>>

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21.07.2015

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

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


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


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


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

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

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


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


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

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01.07.2015 - Our heartiest Welcome to our Com.P.Ganesan .  He has joined as DGM(F) in Coimbatore SSA on 01.07.2015 F/N . 

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17.06.2015 - Dear Comrades, It is proposed to felicitate  our members Com..D.Pushparaj DGM(F) , Com.M.Mani DGM(TR) and Com.C.Marisami DGM(CMTS) on 01.07.2015 (Wednesday) 1500 hrs at PGM(O) Coimbatore -43 due to their retirement on Superannuation in May and June 2015. In addition, it is also proposed to felicitate Com.V.K.Paramasivam CHQ Advisor and Com.N.Veerapandian Ex.CS on their retirement. All Comrades are requested to attend the function and make it grand success. -DS

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25.04.2015 - Dear Comrades!

1) Convener, Forum of BSNL Unions / Associations writes to Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon'ble Minister of Communication & IT for granting a meeting on the issue of Revival of BSNL


VIEW LETTER

2) Dear Comrades! Congratulations! Due to consistent and Untiring efforts of our GS, AIBSNLEA Regular Promotion orders issued in the cadre of JTO(Civil) to SDE(Civil) under 67% seniority cum fitness quota by the Corporate Office New Delhi and Six of our Taminadu Comrades have been promoted as SDE(Civil) and retained in Tamilnadu Circle itself. Our Sincere thanks to our GS Com.Prahladji.

VIEW ORDER
3) Dear Comrades! GS, AGS (HQ) met CMD, BSNL and discussed regarding-

(a) Filling-up of the vacant DGM (Engg.) posts: We expressed our concern against non-filling up of the vacant DGM posts as the TES Group “B” seniority lists have been finalized as per the Hon’ble Apex Court judgment and the VCRs collected so far are going to be lapsed by this month end. We further mentioned that about 170 DGM posts can be filled immediately from the DEs who have passed the TES Gr “B” qualifying examination in 1985 and their seniority is now undisputed in view of the latest orders of Hon’ble Supreme Court. CMD appreciated our concern and mentioned that he has already directed GM (Pers.) to expedite CPC from DE to DGM however, he will further find out the status and ensure early filling of the vacant DGM posts.


(b) Letter to DoT to withdraw 60:40% provision on the pension payment to BSNL pensioners: We requested for sending a letter to DoT for withdrawal of 60:40% provision on the pension payment to BSNL pensioners as this provision has been made arbitrarily by DoT without consulting BSNL. CMD mentioned that he has also written a letter to DoT in this regard.


(c) CGHS facility to BSNL pensioners: We apprised CMD that on the PPO of the BSNL absorbed (Ex. DoT) employees who are getting pension under per Rule 37A at par with other DoT employees, a stamp mentioning “BSNL Pensioner” is affixed. This abandons their eligibility for taking medical facility from CGHS after retirement from BSNL. Whereas, as per Ministry of Health, Govt. of India instructions BSNL absorbed employees are entitled for Govt. pension and to be treated as Govt. pensioner and on their PPO, “DoT Pensioner” is to be stamped instead of “BSNL Pensioner” so that they may become eligible for taking medical facility from CGHS. It will reduce financial Burdon on BSNLMRS. CMD assured to look into the matter.

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04.04.2015 -  INCREASE IN IDA W.E.F. 1.4.2015: According to calculations based on All India Consumer Price Index for Industrial workers for December 2014 (253), January (254) and February 2015 (253), IDA is to increase by 0.2% w.e.f. 1.4.2015 from 100.3% to 100.5%

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01-04-2015: Dear Comrades ! Com. Sivakumar, CS, Com. Bangaru, CP, Com.Ravi, ACS & Com. W.V. Renganathan, C.O. Br. Secy., met CGM, TN Circle and discussed the followings :


1. Non forwarding of Request Transfer applications of      JTO’s & SDE’s by the Vellore administration – CGM       assured that necessary instructions will be issued in      this regard.


2. Non relieving of Lady Officers who are under Temporary Transfers, even though they have completed more than 4 years of service at Karaikudi SSA- CGM assured to look into the matter.


3. Posting of Executives to Nodal Centre, Trichy – We suggested that Billing Centre, Trichy, Executives can be shared to Nodal Centre, Trichy instead of getting options from the Executives of Trichy SSA- CGM agreed for the proposal.


4. Apportionment of Revenue billed against UIIC circuits to Madurai SSA- CGM replied Billing in respect of Leased Circuits provided to M/s United India Insurance Company on PAN India basis is presently done centrally at Chennai and it is not possible to apportion the revenue to Madurai SSA.


5. Consideration of Request transfer case of Com.Pushparaj, DGM(F), Erode to CBT SSA – CGM agreed to consider the case.


6. Consideration of appointment of JAO 2013 Batch, Part-II qualified candidates against the present JAO Regular vacancies in TN Circle – CGM agreed to look in to the matter and the recommend the cases to CO, ND.


7. Consideration of JAO Officiating Promotion to JAO 2013 Batch, Part-II qualified candidates – CGM assured to look into the matter.


8. Consideration of Looking After arrangement to Com.Velayutham, DE Vellore in the cadre of DGM – CGM assured looking after orders will be issued shortly.


9. (A) Counting of debarred period of one year as per Corporate Office order dated 28/02/2014 instead of 11/03/2015 – CGM assured that cut of date will be taken from 2/8/02/2014.


(B) In this regard, It was also suggested CGM to allow Looking After arrangement in the cadre of DE, without any barring since there is no pay benefit in the Looking After arrangement – CGM positively agreed to our proposal.


10.   Delay in issuing EPP Order in the cadre of Engineering wing / Accounts wing from E4 to E5, clarification sought by Circle Office  - CGM agreed to consider the cases on receipt of Clarification from Corporate Office or after obtaining undertaking from the Executives concerned.



01-04-2015  Today they  also met PGM(F) in the presence of DGM(F) and discussed the followings :


1. Consideration of JAOs Transfer cases as per waiting list. PGM(F) agreed to consider all the JAOs request transfer cases and assured to issue transfer orders within couple of days.


2. Cancellation of Transfer order issued to Smt. N.S. Lalitha, AO to CTSD, Madurai. PGM(F) informed that transfer order will be cancelled and another AO will be posted to CTSD as per the advice of DGM(F), Madurai.


3. Looking on arrangement in the cadre of AO in the resultant vacancy consequent on the looking on arrangement in the cadre of CAO. PGM(F) immediately agreed to issue looking on arrangement order in the cadre of AO.


4. Consideration of request transfer cases of Com. Pushparaj, DGM(F) of Erode, Com. Mohan, DGM(F) of Pondicherry, Com. Radhakrishnan DGM(F), TT. PGM(F) agreed to consider the cases.


5. Consideration of Local Officiating arrangement in the cadre of JAOs in respect of 2013 Part-II candidates, who have been secured pass mark but not declared as qualified due to want of vacancies in Tamilnadu Circle. PGM(F) agreed to consider the cases after getting clarification from Corporate Office.


6. Arrangement of Local officiating, in the JAO cadre in SSA’s from the Senior Accountants. PGM(F) assured to issue necessary instruction to Head of SSA’s very shortly.


7. Consideration of Transfer request in the cadre of AO to TN Circle Office as per the waiting list. Cases of  1. Srinivasan CDL, 2. A. Narayanan PY, 3. D. Kaliaperumal KMB, 4. P. Rengan KMB, 5. Latha KKD. PGM(F) agreed to consider the cases at time of CAO Regular Promotion.

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30.03.2015-  BSNL Corporate Office issued orders/letters

(i) Promotion of the executives [STS level of Telecom Finance] to the grade of DGM[JAG level of Telecom Finance] on ad-hoc basis  <<<Click here for order>>>

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01.04.2015 -  CO BSNL NEWS :]


Dear Comrades!GS met GM (Pers), BSNL CO and discussed:


(a) Consideration of posting on promotion orders of SDEs/DEs to nearby circles due to family/health problems:. We requested for consideration of some SDEs/DEs positing on promotion orders for modifications for genuine family/health grounds.GM (Pers.) mentioned to examine the pending cases in totality

(b) CPC from DE to DGM:  We requested to expedite the CPC from DE to DGM to fill up the vacant DGM posts. GM (Pers.) mentioned that the seniority list of TES Group ‘B’ officers as per the Hon’ble supreme court judgement are being finalized. He assured an early action in this regard (The concerned CPC cell officers also approved   that this work need some time to finalize the SDEs (T) seniority list.

(c) CPC from JTO to SDE(T): GM( Pers. ) mentioned that CPC work is in process but the promotion orders may be issued after the vacation of the stay order by Hon’ble High court Kerala.


(d) Modification of BSNL MSRR 2009 of EE (Civil/Electrical): We requested for modification of BSNL MSRR 2009 with reference to DoT OM No. 19-23/2012-CWG dated 11.02.2015 wherein Diploma in Engineering with 10 years technical experience has been recognized as equivalent to the Degree in Engineering. GM (Pers.) mentioned that the PGM (BW) proposal through ED (NB) has been received which is being examined and shortly some decision will be taken in this regard.


1.4.2015: Dear Comrades! GS met GM (FP) BSNL CO and discussed regarding:


(a) CPC from AO to CAO Regular: We requested to expedite the CPC from AO to CAO Regular. GM (FP) informed that the CPC has been fixed-up on 07.04.2015 and thereafter posting on promotion orders will be issued immediately. He further mentioned that some VCRs are still pending and efforts are being made to collect the same.


(b) CPC from JAO to AO: GM (FP) further assured that the CPC from JAO to AO will be initiated after completion of CAO Regular CPC.


(c) Consideration of some request transfers of AOs/ CAOs: We requested for early consideration of the pending AO/CAO request / immunity / medical ground transfer cases. GM (FP) assured to look into the matter at the earliest.

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13.03.2015 - News in Media :


1) No plans to shut MTNL   << Details Click here>>

2) Spectrum auction crosses Rs.1 lakh Crore << Click here>>

3) Is National Pension Scheme is better than EPF >  << Click here>>

4)  Insurance Bill: IRDA to get more powers; can impose higher penalties for violations now. << Click here>>

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13.03.2015 Dear Comrades,


Corporate Office has already clarified that the pay fixation done by our circle for the post  based promotion before 1.10.2004 is correct.  Many of our comrades will be benefitted by this clarification.  Circle Office has endorsed the orders to all the SSAs for implementation/rectification.  We thanked our GS (CHQ), Advisor (CHQ) and our PGM(F)/DGM(F)/CAO and AO (F) for their sincere efforts in getting the clarification and settled a long pending demand of many of our AO comrades. 


View the endorsement by Circle Office for TBP clarification 

Dear Comrades,

Corporate Office has called for CR file of 310 officers for promotion from AO to CAO.  Circle Office has endorsed the letter to all the SSAs.  All the District Secretaries are requested to arrange to send the CR files of the officers working in their SSAs by contacting the SSA administration to Circle Office.  Circle endorsement is furnished below.


Circle Office endorsement for CAO DPC



13.03.2015 -  Forum of BSNL Unions / Associations served Notice for two days strike on 21st - 22nd April 2015 on demands of Revival of BSNL <<<Click here for the Notice>>>

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13.03.2015- Dear Comrades,


To-day a press meet has been conducted  by the Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations regarding the nation-wide indefinite strike on 21st and 22nd April 2015 for 20 points for the revival of our BSNL.  Many of the reporters from the TV media and Press Media have participated in the press meet.  Comrade.S.Chellappa, the Convener of the Forum, Comrade.Pattabi, CS, NFTE, Comrade.Bangaru Krishnasamy, CP of our Association, Comrade.Sundarakrishnan, CP of SNEA TN Circle, Comrade Ravi, ACS and Comrade.W.V.Ranganathan, District Secretary of Circle Office branch have attended the press meet.  Comrade.S.Chellappa has clearly  briefed the important and salient points of our demands for the revival of our BSNL. The brief given to the Press is furnished below for the information of the comrades and for the  successful conduct of the indefinite strike on 21st and 22nd April 2015.


View the brief given to the Press on 12.3.2015. View the photo View the Photo No.2

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11.03.2015 - BSNL NEWS in Media :

1) BSNL to tie up with cable ops for offering broadband services   <<<<Click Here for Detail news>>>


(ii) BSNL Employees April 2015 IDA Rates may increase at Some   <<<<Click Here for Detail news>>>


3) BSNL to slash 3 G Internet Rates   <<Click here for details>>


4) MTNL is for SALE  << Click here for details >> << Economic Times >>

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ALL INDIA BHARAT SANCHAR NIGAM EXECUTIVES’ ASSOCIATON

COIMBATORE DISTRCT BRANCH, COIMBATORE

President                                  Secretary                                        Fin. Secretary

S.D.THENMOZHI                    N.VELUSAMY                                   M.SADASIVAM

Accounts Officer                    Accounts Officer                            Accounts Officer

9486106570                               9486119344                                           9486107767

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                                             CIRCULAR DATE: 09/03/2015

Dear Comrades,

        A retirement felicitation function to our following leaders /members will be                                                                  held on

                                   28/03/15 around 1530 hours

                      at Recreation Club, O/o PGM, Coimbatore -43

  • 1.             Com. P. VENUGOPAL CHQ PRESIDENT
  • 2.             Com. N. VEERAPANDIAN    (PREVIOUS TN CIRCLE SECRETARY)
  • 3.             Com. P. VENKATACHALAM  DGM (F) COIMBATORE
  • 4.             Com. P. NARAYANAN PA TO DGM (A) COIMBATORE

                                              

                                                    Felicitation by

  • Com S.SIVAKUMAR CIRCLE SECRETARY
  • Com. V.K.PARAMASIVAM CHQ ADVISOR
  • Com. T. RADHAKRISHNAN ASST CIRCLE SECRETARY
  • Com A. SIVARAJ CIRCLE ORG SECRETARY
  • Com. D. VANARAJ FORMER CBE DIST SECRETARY
  • Com. S. RAJAMANICKAM FORMER CBE DIST SECRETARY
  • Com K USMAN ALI FORMER CBE DIST SECRETARY

All are requested to attend the function without fail and make it a grand

success.

                                                                                                   Fraternally Yours,

                                                                                           (N. VELUSAMY)

                                                                                     DISTRICT SECRETARY

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27.02.2015 - CO BSNL NEWS :


1)   PESB has today recommended the name of Ms.Sujatha T.Ray (present ED Finance) for the post of Director (HR), BSNL.


2)   CPC from AO to CAO to fill up 336 CAO Posts on Adhoc basis - List called for         << Click here for Letter>>    << List>>

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07.02.2015 - Meeting with GM (FP): GS, FS met GM (FP) and discussed regarding-

(a) CPC from AO to CAO: - We requested to expedite CPC from AO to CAO to fill-up 230 CAOs posts on regular basis and 336 CAOs posts on Adhoc basis. GM (FP) mentioned that the CPC from AO to CAO on regular basis to fill up about 230 CAO posts is in process and VCRs are awaited. The approval of the competent authority to fill-up 336 CAO posts on Adhoc basis has also been received and shortly CPC will be initiated. We extended thanks for taking the approval to fill-up 336 CAO posts on Adhoc basis as assured by him in our last meeting.

(b) Consideration of request for cancellation /Modification of AOs posting orders on promotion of genuine Cases.  GM (FP) assured that all the representaions  on genuine medical grounds or seniority / problems will be examined after 6th Feb-2015

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07.02.2015 - Dear Comrades!


CS wrote a Letter  addressed to the General Secretary, CHQ requesting Retention of all the Promoted Officers in Tamilnadu Circle itself on CAO Promotion is published below.


VIEW LETTER
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07.02.2015 -  BSNL News in Media :


1)  DoPT order regarding inclusion of eligible officers who are due to retire before the likely date of vacancies, in the panel for promotion-<<<Click here for order>>>>


2)  BSNL to make profits again by 2018-19 with a focus on Data services << Click here>>
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31.01.2015 -  BSNL Corporate Office issued order regarding inter-se-Seniority of Direct Recruits and Promotes in the cadre of JAO in the Gradation list of Assistant Accounts officers/Junior Accounts officer in BSNL as on 02.12.2014- <<<<Click here for letter>>>


Dear Comrades! Yesterday, CS discussed the case of Consideration of JAO qualified Candidates of TN Circle 2013 Batch who have not been selected due to non availability of Vacancies in TN Circle with PGM(F). It is learnt that nearly 20 such candidates have been qualified in the above said Exam. But the Circle Association is having the list of 14 candidates only which is published below. We requested the PGM(F) to take up the case with the Corporate Office, New Delhi since we are having more than 90 vacancies in JAO Cadre in TN Circle. PGM(F) agreed to take up the case with CO, New Delhi on individual  representation. Hence all the District Secretaries are requested to ensure that the individual representation addressed to CMD, BSNL , by the affected Officials may be forwarded to the Circle Office, Chennai with a copy to CS, AIBSNLEA, TN Circle( Soft Copy)required in this regard.


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28.01.2015 - BSNL Corporate Office issued letter regarding


(i) For confirmation of data in respect of AGM/DE(T) <<<Click here for letter>>> <<<Click here for list>>>>


(ii) Revised Fair Usage Policy on office service BB connections -<<<<Click here for letter>>>>


(iii) CMD Letter to Unions of Officer / Executives / Employees <<<Click here for letter>>>

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28.01.2015 - Dear Comrades! Today CS, Com.Ravi,ACS, Com.Renganathan,Br.Secy, C.O & Com.Periyasamy,FS,C.O met PGM(F) in the presence of DGM(F) and discussed the following.


1..Retention of 4 AOs looking after the Zonal billing work at CMTS Wing, Trichy. PGM(F) assured  to issue  the Modification orders immediately.


2.Consideration of request transfer cases of DGM(Finance)- Transfer orders will be issued to Com.Sugumar,DGM(F), Coonoor to Trichy very shortly. PGM(F) agreed to consider the transfer requests of Com.Radhakrishnan, DGM(F),TT & Com.Mani, DGM(F),NGC.


3. Request transfer cases of JAO 2010 & 2013 Batch-  It is assured that all the request transfer cases of JAOs will  be considered  and  orders will be issued very soon.


4.Request transfer cases of JAOs- STP/MA &SLM under Rule-8 to TN Circle- PGM(F) agreed to consider the cases 


5.Look On arrangement in the resultant vacancies of AOs who are Looking on as CAOs- PGM(F) assured to consider all the eligible JAOs of 2010 Batch for Look on arrangement.


6.Extension of CAO Look on arrangement in respect of Com.Muthaiya, TVL upto 31.3.2015- PGM(F) agreed to consider the case.


7. Consideration of JAO qualified Candidates in 2013 Batch who have not been selected due to non availability of Vacancies in TN Circle -  PGM(F) agreed to take up the case with CO, New Delhi on individual  representation.

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21.01.2015 - Congratulations : Posting order of Accounts officers are issued. << click here>>

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19.01.2015 - Congratulations :


In our SSA, totally 8 JAOs were promoted as AO .


1) Shri.R.David Kirubakaran

2) Shri.V.Subramanian

3) Smt.B.Uma Maheswari ( shown under CHTD instead of TNT. It was informed to TN Circle to interact with CO BSNL for issue of correction order)

4) Smt.Srividhya 

5) Smt.Jayasree L Narayanan

6) Smt.Velumani

7) Smt.Elamathi

8) Shri.M.Dhanuskodi


All are welcome to our fold.  By consistent and tired some efforts of our Circle and CHQ, all JAOs were posted to TNT Circle itself. The posting order is expected to be released on or before 21.1.2015. We convey our sincere thanks to Our Circle Secy Com.Sivakumar and CHQ for their sincere effort to accomodate all officers in TN Circle without any disturbance. 

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19.01.2015-  Congratulations ! AIBSNLEA's consistent and untiring efforts yielded result in getting released the promotion orders of 1552 JAOs to AO. The two promotion orders 1102+450 have been issued. <<<<List 1>>> <<<<List2>>>>


>>> List 1 in Xlsx form

>>> List 2 in Xlsx form


We are extremely thankful to CMD, BSNL, Director (HR), Director (Fin.), ED(Fin.), GM(FP), GM(Pers.), Addl. GM(Pers.), CLO, DGM(SEA) & all concern SEA staff for their continuous efforts in expediting the CPC.


AIBSNLEA efforts will continue to initiate next CPC from JAO to AO against the vacancy year of 2013-14. We are sincerely trying to get expedite CPCs to fill up all vacant CAO posts immediately.

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19.01.2015 -BSNL NEWS IN MEDIA

(i) Anupam Shrivastava is new BSNL chairman and managing director <<<Click here for detail news>>>


(ii) New BSNL CMD Anupam Shrivastava to focus on turning around the firm <<<Click here for detail news>>>


iii) GS met Addl. GM(Pers.) and request to expedite CPC from JTO(T) to SDE(T). Addl. GM(Pers.) mentioned that CPC work is in progress but ACRs/VCRs of the eligible JTOs are yet to be received from many Circles  <<<Click Here for the status of VCRs/ACRs at BSNL Corporate Office w.r.t. said CPC>>>>. He appraised that around 4700 SDEs vacancies upto year 2012-13 may be filed up.

All the CHQ Office Bearers, Circle/Branch Secretaries are requested for early sending of required ACRs/VCRs to BSNL Corporate Office to expedite said CPC.

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AIBSNLEA COIMBATORE 




   

SSA BRANCH

   



 WISHES A 







VERY HAPPY PONGAL 


 


TO ONE & ALL

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20.12.2014 - Congratulations! PESB recommended the name of Ms. YOJANA DAS, GM, BSNL Corporate Office  for the post of Director (Finance), BSNL Board.  VIEW PESB MINUTES

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20.12.2014 -  Dear Comrades! It is reliably learnt that 1619 JAOs(OC: 1325, SC: 214, ST:80) are likely to be considered for the AO promotion and the DPC process is likely to be completed before Second Week of Jan'2015.


Dear Comrades! Tamilnadu Circle Office issued list of eligible JAOs belonging to reserved category for considering promotion to the cadre of ACCOUNTS OFFICER.APAR Grading alongwith VCR has to be forwarded to the Circle Office on or before 23.12.2014.   VIEW LETTER



Dear Comrades! BSNL Corporate Office issued  Provisional Seniority list in the grade of JAO / AAO in BSNL as on 02.12.2014
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 CONGRATULATIONS!


ERP HAS  GONE LIVE in TamilnaduCircle


AIBSNLEA whole heartedly congratulates all those who involved in the implementation of ERP in Tamilnadu Circle.Our employees rose to the occasion whenever need arose and once again it is proved that they are capable of meeting any challenges.


Our Executives/Non-executives including lady comrades toiled hard day and night without any time schedule, working more than 12 hours and beyond midnight which had become the order of the day.


ERP “GO LIVE” was inaugurated by the Honorable CGM, TN Circle in the presence of all those involved in the task including Circle Secretaries of all unions/Associations.


In some SSAs those who toiled hard were neglected and even not called for to share the happiness at the time of “GO LIVE”.


For WEBMINAR, Video Conferencing these executives were called for and for extracting work they have been squeezed. But they have been prevented to share the happiness when their hard work has become fruitful. We record our protest in this regard to avoid such recurrence in future. No organization will grow which do not recognize the hard labour of the toiling masses.

Let it be _______________.


Thanks to CGM for his gesture in recognizing the meritorious services of all those involved.


We once again congratulate the entire team of Executives/Non-executives for their commitment to attain the goal within the stipulated time.


HARD WORK WILL NEVER GO UNREWARDED.

LONGLIVE BSNL! WORKERS UNITY ZINDABAD!

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20.12.2014 - Congratulations . ERP Go-Live Launched in Tamilnadu Circle at 1200 hrs of 19.12.2014 (yesterday) CGM congratulates all the members those who have participated in ERP implementation work. Salary for this month will be drawn only through SAP.

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20.12.2014 - CHQ News :


1)  GS, OS(N) met GM(Pers.) and discussed regarding

(a) CPC from JTO to SDE(T) & DE to DGM: GM(Pers.) mentioned that as soon as the Hon'ble Court's clearance are received from Hon'ble CAT Ernakulam  Bench and Hon'ble Supreme Court, CPC will be expedited.

(b) Time bound promotions in BSNL Corporate Office from E4 to E5: We requested to expedite the said CPC since all the VCRs have been received in Pers. Cell. GM(Pers.) assured an early action in this regard.


2)  GS, OS(N) met GM(FP) and discussed regarding CPC from JAO to AO. GM(FP) mentioned that some information's of the eligible JAOs has been asked from Circles to expedite CPC. He further mentioned that he will be able to tell regarding JAO to AO promotion after 25th Dec., 2014 when all necessary information's are received from circles. However, he assured an early action in this regard.


3) BSNL NEWS IN MEDIA

(i) Department of Telecom may recommend names for BSNL, MTNL chiefs by month end <<<Click here for detail news>>>

(ii) BSNL pensioners demand industrial DA  <<<Click here for detail news>>>

(iii) Amdocs, Triotech solutions enable SBI to offer mobile financial services via BSNL   <<<Click here for detail news>>>


4) BSNL News in Media :

(i) New BSNL towers promise better 3G services   <<<<Click here for detail news>>>

(ii) BSNL चला 'मेक इन इंडिया' की राह, जापान की कंपनी के साथ लगेंगे मैन्युफैक्चरिंग प्लांट    <<<<Click here for detail news>>>

(iii) BSNL, A Star of Landline & Broadband Services, Winner of Internet User Hearts in India <<<<Click here for detail news>>>

(iv) BSNL thanks giving free gift of 50MB on every recharge <<<<Click here for detail news>>>

(v) BSNL to introduce Single Bill and Pool & Share facility add-on for up to five Postpaid numbers   <<<Click here for detail news>>>

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05.12.2014 -  Dear Comrades!Com.P.Perumal, Retired DGM(F), Tuticorin expired today at Chennai . Funeral will be held at Tuticorin at 10.00 A.M on 6.12.2014. AIBSNLEA convey its deep condolences to the bereaved family members - CS

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05.12.2014 - BSNL NEWS IN MEDIA :


1) BSNL, MTNL losses at Rs 3,785 crore & Rs 1,567 crore: Government  <<<Click here to detail news>>>>

..........State-owned telecom firms BSNL and MTNL have incurred losses of Rs 3,785 crore and Rs 1,567 crore till September in the current financial year and steps are being taken to revive them, government said today. 


The losses are on account of decline in revenue and increase in expenditure, Minister of Communications and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.    


At present, there is no proposal for disinvestment in MTNL and BSNL though the government is in the process of revival of the two firms through various short term, medium term and long term measures, he added. 

"The long-term measures, including merger of BSNL and MTNL, would attempt to position these PSUs to emerge as market leaders in the converged telecommunication market."


2) (i) MPs connect over poor BSNL connectivity   <<<Click here to detail news>>>>

(ii) Soon, telecom operators to store users' key contact numbers <<<Click here to detail news>>>>

(iii) BSNL launches mobile location tracking, security service <<<Click here to detail news>>>>

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05.12.2014 - BSNL NEWS :


1)    BSNL Corporate Office endorsed Seniority guidelines of DoPT <<<Click here for letter>>>

<<<Click here for DOPT Guidelines>>>


2)  Congratulations! PESB recommended the name of Shri. N. K. MEHTA, Executive Director (CA& IT), BSNL Corporate Office  for the post of Director (EB),BSNL Board. Shri N.K. Mehta is an absorbed officer <<<Click here for PESB minutes>>>


3)  BSNL endorsed DoP&PW letter regarding Counseling programme for pensioners and retiring officers: BSNL Corporate Office endorsed Counseling programme for pensioners and retiring officers issued by DoP&PW <<<Click here for letter>>>>


4)  BSNL's Employee Transfer Policy(corrected upto 24.11.2014) Circulated: BSNL Corporate Office circulated the  BSNL's Employee Transfer Policy (issued vide No. 6-1/2007-Restg. Dated 7th May, 2008) (corrected upto 24.11.2014) <<<Click here for corrected Transfer policy>>>>


5)  PAYMENT OF DEATH GRATUITY TO A MINOR: DoP&PW  vide letter no. 7/3/2013-P&PW (F) dated 02.12.2014 modified its earlier orders and decided that the payment of death gratuity in respect of a minor to the extent of 20% or Rs.1.50 lakh, whichever is less may be paid to his/her guardian, in the absence of natural guardian, without the production of a formal guardianship certificate but subject to the production of an indemnity bond with suitable sureties<<<Click here for order>>>

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02.12.2014 -  Member of Parliament from Rajya Sabha asked questions on remedial steps to make BSNL profit making.<<click here>>

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02.12.2014 -  TRANSFER AND POSTING IN CAO GRADE: BSNL CO has issued transfer and posting orders in the grade of CAO. View orders

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02.12.2014 - NEWS IN MEDIA :(Financial Express )


Age before duty: Babus to retire at 58 instead of 60


In a move that would help curb the relentless increase in the Centre’s non-Plan spending and ease the way for infusion of more young blood and professionalism into the country’s largely moribund bureaucracy, the Narendra Modi government is planning to reduce the retirement age of central government employees from the present 60 to 58.


The move that comes at a time when the Seventh Pay Commission is mulling another sharp boost to the pay structure of the Centre’s 5-million-strong workforce is also aimed at creating the requisite space for lateral entry of technically qualified professionals into the government, official sources told FE.


The retirement age was last revised in 1998, when the then NDA government led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee raised it from 58 to 60 years. The last UPA government had reportedly considered enhancing the retirement age further to 62 just before the general elections, but dropped the move.

The superannuation age was increased from 55 to 58 way back in 1962.

The total wage and salaries bill of the central government, excluding PSUs but including the railways, rose sharply between 2008 and 2010 due to the revised pay scales (along with payment of arrears) implemented as per the Sixth Pay Commission’s proposals.


The wage bill rose from Rs 1.09 lakh crore in 2007-08 to Rs 1.4 lakh crore in 2008-09, and further to Rs 1.7 lakh crore in 2009-10, before the growth moderated to Rs 1.84 lakh crore in 2010-11. The government spent Rs 2.54 lakh crore in wages and salaries in 2013-14. The railways (with 1.4 million employees), defence (civil), home affairs, India Post and revenue account for more than 80% of the total spending of the Centre on pays and allowances.

Thanks to successive pay commissions, the salaries and other emoluments of government employees have, on average, more than doubled in every decade since independence even though lack of sufficient performance incentives is still considered to be a drawback.


A merger of 50% of the dearness allowance with the basic salary, likely to be part of the Seventh Pay Commission’s award, which is to implemented from 2016, is expected to hike the Centre’s wage bill by a third and strain its fiscal situation. In February this year, the government hiked DA to 100%, from 90%, benefiting both its employees and 3 million pensioners.


The Centre’s expenditure on pension stood at Rs 74,076 crore in 2013-14 and the estimate for the current fiscal is Rs 81,983 crore. However, growth in the outgo on pension is expected to moderate due to the National Pension System based on the concept of defined contribution, launched in January 2004. The NPS has been accepted by large sections of central government employees and most state governments have shifted their employees to the new system.

According to Madan Sabnavis, chief economist at CARE Ratings, reducing the retirement age will give the government an opportunity to outsource more jobs, including by bringing in people as temporary consultants, who will then have to be paid only a fixed salary but not pension or provident fund. Their salary component will then show up as administrative costs, rather than as wage bill.


The finance ministry is weighing the pros and cons of the proposal to cut the retirement age. The move, sources said, is also in line with the BJP’s manifesto, which had promised to rationalise and converge ministries, departments and other arms of the government, open up government to draw expertise from industry, academia and society and tap the services of the youth in particular to contribute to governance.

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02.12.2014 - GS, AGS (HQ) met GM (Estt.) and discussed regarding   :-


(a) Finalization of JTO (RR)-2014:- We requested to get approval of the BSNL Board in getting approved the JTO(RR)-2014 as already cleared by BSNL M.C.  GM (Estt) informed that the JTO (RR)-2014 proposal has been included in the next BSNL Board Meeting to be held on 9th December, 2014.   He expected in case the matter is considered by the BSNL Board and approved the regularization of officiating JTOs and LICE from TTA to JTOs will take place immediately.


(b)  Restructuring of AD (OL) Cadre: We expressed our serious concern against the negative attitude in settling the restructuring the AD (OL) Cadre despite of the favorable committee report.  GM (Estt) mentioned that they  have given establishment cell view as earlier occasions but the Pers(Cell) may take decision on the basis of committee report as the many decisions are taken by Per(Cell) without the clearance of Estt(Cell) .  We requested to reconsider the matter since there is no financial implication involved.


(C)  Creation of PPS Posts in field units:  We requested to support the issue of creation of PPS Posts in field units as implemented in BSNL Corporate Office up to Sr. PPS Level..  GM (Estt) mentioned that the matter is already under the consideration of a committee headed by ED (CN), Corporate Office, BSNL.  He further mentioned that the proposals of PPS / Sr. PPS posts creations in BSNL C.O.  were never processed through Estt (Cell) of BSNL Corporate Office.  These proposals were directly processed by Per(Cell) to the competent authority and got  created PPS / Sr. PPS posts in BSNL Corporate Office.  The similar action may be taken in this regard also.


(d)  Allowing Option to JAOs-2010 Batch  : We requested to hold the  committee meeting to discuss the matter of allowing options to JAOs-2010 Batch who joined after 07-05-2010.    GM(Estt) mentioned that GM (FP), convener committee will fix up the meeting date shortly.

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02.12.2014 - BSNL NEWS in Media


(i) Concern in Lok Sabha over BSNL, MTNL connectivity problems <<<Click here for detail news>>>


(ii) BSNL launches a new mobile security app that lets users track location of lost phones, remotely lock devices and erase ...  <<<Click here for detail news>>>


(iii) DoT should take back 800 MHz band of BSNL, MTNL: Reg <<<Click here for detail news>>>

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02.12.2014 - GS met GM(FP) and discussed regarding  :


(a) CPC from JAO to AO  - We requested to expedite CPC from JAO to AO,  GM(FP) mentioned that the CPC work is in progress, the seniority  list of JAOs has been prepared  by SEA(Cell) and will be uploaded on BSNL Corporate Office Intranet shortly for comments and finalization.  On the basis of new JAO Seniority List about 214 SC/ST JAOs upto 2010 batch are being considered for promotion.  He assured to issue AO promotion order in this month itself.   He further mentioned that as soon as this promotion order is issued another CPC will be initiated immediately to fill up the AO vacant posts as on 1st July, 2014.


(b) CPC from CAO (adhoc) to CAO(Regular) Left out cases:-  GM(FP) mentioned that as soon as the VCRs are received immediately promotion orders will be issued .


(c) LICE of JAOs: GM(FP) mentioned that the proposal to reduce eligibility service from 7 years to  5 years from TTAs and other eligible non-executive cadres to JAOs LICE has been included in the next BSNL Board Meeting Agenda. 


(d) LDCE from JAOs to AO: GM(FP) mentioned that the proposal cleared by BSNL MC for introduction of LDCE from JAOs to AOs promotion has also been included in the BSNL Board Meeting Agenda to be held on 9thDecember, 2014.


(e) Diversion of 25% MT Quota 335 CAO  Posts to Senioirty Quota  : GM(FP) mentioned that he is trying to get included this item in the agenda of next BSNL Board Meeting   but after the approval of the  competent authority. it will  be included.


(f) Allowing Option to JAOs-2010 Batch  : We requested to hold a committee meeting to discuss the matter of allowing options to JAOs-2010 Batch who joined  after 07-05-2010.GM(FP) assured to  fix up the committee meeting shortly.

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25.11.2014 - Congratulations to our comrades those who have been promoted to the next higher scale of pay on EPP Promotion . All the 2010 JAO batch  members got promotion . The case of Com. Shri.S.Selvaraj JAO had been left out and it is being pursued by our District Branch with Admn section and try to forward the DPC recommendations to Circle office at the earliest for issue of his promotion order. His feelings are reasonable and understand by our District Branch and try to solve it at very soon. 

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25.11.2014 -  BSNL NEWS in Media

(i) Government may bundle internet, eServices projects into one  <<<Click here for detail news>>>>


(ii) Faster broadband from BSNL   <<<Click here for detail news>>>>


BSNL notified Direct Recruitment of 962 JAO Posts . Online Registration starts from 01.12.2014 and Last Date for applying Online application is 31.12.2014. <<<Click here for notification>>>>

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25.11.2014 - BSNL Corporate Office issued order regarding


(i) Diversion of JTO/SDE Posts from Territorial Circles to I.T. Project Circle <<<Click here for letter>>>

(ii) Amendment in BSNL Employees Transfer Policy <<<Click here for letter>>>>

(iii)  Furnishing ACRs and assessment report regarding preparatory exercise for All India Eligibility List of JTOs (T) seniority quota for vacancies 2009-2010 onwards - <<<Click here for letter>>>


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

(a) CPC from JAO to AO:- We requested to expedite CPC from JAO  to AO. GM (FP) mentioned that a revised proposal to include JAO-2010 batch SC/ST candidates as SC/ST roster requirement is pending for approval with CMD BSNL as cleared by GM(Pers) . He assured that as soon as approval is received the  CPC will be expedited.

(b) CPC from CAO (Adhoc) to CAO(Regular) left out cases - We requested for early issuance of CAO (regular) left out promotion orders. GM (FP) mentioned that about 27-28 CAO's VCRs have been received in SEA cell and on receipt of remaining VCRs immediately left out promotion orders will be issued.

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25.11.2014 - Congratulations ! AIBSNLEA consistent efforts yielded result in getting released DGM Regular Promotion order (27 Nos.) in Telecom Operations Stream <<<Click here for order>>>


It is the first time in the History of BSNL after its formation that the 27 DGM Regular Promotions orders in the Telecom Operation steam and 123DGM (Finance) Regular Promotion are issued. With the untiring effort of AIBSNLEA, the BSNLMSRR-2009 came into existence and  on completion of required STS  ( 4 Year )service  these regular promotion  orders have been issued in Telecom Finance and Operation Streams. It is a great breakthrough in the Promotional avenues of BSNL executives. Though these DGMs have less span of their remaining service period, hence may not inspire GM Promotion But Young JTOs/JAOs may inspire their Promotion to the SAG/HAG level in future. Let us continue our efforts for timely CPCs.

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22.10.2014 - 

Reply of Dept. of Expenditure to Deptt. of Telecom on 78.2% IDA merger issue for both pre 2007 and post 2007 pensioners. <<<Click for the reply>>>

:Main points of the reply:


(i) DoT's proposal for 78,2% IDA merger for pre and post 2007 pensioners from 10-6-2013 is supported. However DoT is advised to seek cabinet approval for the same


(ii) For post 2007 pensioners, leave encashment and DCRG on notional pay is denied

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22.10.2014 - GS, FS discussed with GM (FP) regarding:


Some Circles have reported that some ill motivated propaganda has been mooted out against AIBSNLEA by some forces to destabilize the unity of the Association. Their main target is JAOs of 2010 and 2013 batch. This force who has earlier branded the accounts cadre as parasites of BSNL and AIBSNLEA  as "Ali Baba and Chalis Chor" have not written even 5 letters on HR issues of Accounts Cadre in last 5 years to GM(FP) or ED (finance) has suddenly become lover of Accounts cadre and spreading all false and mala-fide news against AIBSNLEA. We are sure that our members will not believe in such mal-propaganda, still to refresh our memory we are reiterating below the action taken so far only by AIBSNLEA and the latest position of the issues related to JAOs 2010 and 2013 batches.


(a) CPC from JAO to AO: We expressed our serious concern against delay in issuing promotion order from JAO to AO. GM (FP) appreciated our concern and mentioned that the CPC is yet to be cleared by CLO; he categorically told that the AO vacancies up to 1.7.2013 were taken into consideration while initiating the CPC   to fill-up about 1600 AOs Posts by the competent authority and accordingly SC/ST quota vacancies are to be filled-up. The SEA cell initiated CPC one year before with the eligible JAOs for promotion on 1.7.2013.  wherein about 1450 JAOs are found eligible for promotion and their CPC was completed one month before but Pers. cell BSNL CO advice to split CPC in two parts i.e. 1135 AOs vacancies may be filled up by JAO-2004 batch without implementation of SC/ST roaster points as per the Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh judgment and remaining 315 AOs Posts by implementing SC/ST roaster of JAO-2006 and 2007 batches may be considered for promotion to avoid contempt of court. But this proposal is not accepted by CLO and he is emphasizing that against all the vacancies up-to 1.7.2013 (about 1600), the SC/ST quota roaster has to be implemented SEA cell (about 240 SC+ 180 ST) posts of AOs. But SEA cell has considered JAOs up-to 2007 batch only for CPC who were eligible for promotion on 1.7.2013 and assuring CLO that the entire SC/ST back log vacancies will be carried forward in the next AO CPC immediately and this is not being agreed by CLO. GM (FP) explained that in case all the 400 SC/ST quota vacancies are considered for promotion now in that case SC/ST JAOs of 2010 batch are to be considered for which JAOs seniority list has to be finalized and ACRs/VCRs are to be collected to conduct further CPC which may take another 4-5 months time. However, he further mentioned that all the queries made by CLO will be clarified today itself and after his final comments the competent authority will take the decision in this regard.


The fact remains that with the consistent efforts of AIBSNLEA, the CPC from JAO to AO was initiated in the year 2009-2010 to fill–up about 500 AO Posts but some JAOs approach the Hon'ble Court and obtained a stay order against this CPC and issue is dragged for the last three years. Finally Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh delivered the judgment in the year 2013 and SEA cell, BSNL CO after taking the legal opinion of BSNL's Senior Advocate initiated the CPC from JAO to AO to fill-up the AO vacancies up-to 1.7.2013 and accordingly the CPC   was initiated. With the efforts of AIBSNLEA the ACRs/VCRs scrutiny work was given to the respective circles to expedite CPC at the earliest and finally succeeded in completing the CPC work but one CPC member “CLO BSNL” did not agree the CPC minutes in view of Hon'ble CAT Judgment for SC/ST roaster implementation and the stalemate is continuing. AIBSNLEA has already discussed the matter with CMD, Director (Finance), ED (Finance), GM(Pers.) GM(FP), and CLO for expediting the CPC but the unanimity has not reached . However, AIBSNLEA is seriously perusing the matter for early promotion orders. Our member should appreciate the constraints as mentioned above. AIBSNLEA is also committed that all the JAOs vacancies should be filled-up by considering JAO 2010 batch also. It is humbly requested to defeat the wasted interests who are trying to create the confusion and false propaganda against AIBSNLEA.


The 5-increments benefit to JAO-2013, JTO (SRD) and PA Cadres were taken up by AIBSNLEA only and on the consistent efforts of AIBSNLEA, Management Committee of BSNL Board has approved 5-Increments however, which is pending for the BSNL Board approval. AIBSNLEA is sincerely trying to get the Board approval on the issues in the next Board meeting. 


(b) CPC from AO to CAO: We requested for early calling of ACRs/VCRs to initiate CPC from AO to CAO to fill-up 230 CAO Posts. GM (FP) assured an early action to initiate the CPC.


(c) CPC from CAO (Adhoc) to CAO (Regular): GM(FP) mentioned CPC work has been completed but some cases are to be explained to GM( SR), the Chairman CPC today itself . He assured promotion order in the next week.


 (d) Allowing option to JAOs of 2010 batch who were appointed after 7.5.2010: We requested for early submission of the committee report on this issue. GM (FP) assured to look into the matter for an early decision.   

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22.10.2014GS, FS, AGS(HQ) met GM(SR), BSNL Corporate Office and discussed regarding

(a) Membership verification of Executives' Associations: GM(SR) informed that the court case filed by BASE Welfare Association in Hon'ble High Court, Bangalore was listed for hearing today but could not be heard & posted for hearing on Monday, 27th Oct., 2014. He mentioned that now the matter is processed to the Competent Authority for postponement of the voting date from 10th Dec., 2014 to April, 2015in view of the stay order continuing. Shortly postponement order of referendum will be issued.  


(b) Pay deduction of officiating period after implementation of EPP: We pleaded to stop pay deduction of officiating period after implementation of EPP as per FR/SR provisions. GM(SR) appreciated our concern and informed that Committee constituted to examine the matter will shortly submit its recommendation and the Association view in this regard will be taken into consideration.


(c) Non settlement of the long pending HR issues: GM(SR) mentioned that he has collected the comments of all concern units of BSNL Corporate Office on the pending HR issues already discussed in the formal / informal meetings with the Association & he will supply to us by Monday. We categorically told that appraisal of the status of the issues is not the solution but issues need settlement.

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22.10.2014 - In TN Circle,  following DGMs are regularized. 


Natesan A 84520 SC TNT TNT

C Krishnan 84563 SC TNT TNT

Mariappan M 81842 OC TNT TNT

Venugopal P 81603 OC TNT TNT

R Sundar 81754 OC TNT TNT

P Santha Kumar 81717 OC TNT TNT

Rajamani A 81527 OC TNT TNT

Arunachalam A 81632 OC TNT TNT

V Sundaram 81831 OC TNT TNT

C. Duraipandy 81882 OC TNT TNT

Venkatachalam P 81777 OC TNT TNT

V Mani 81874 OC TNT TNT

T P L Murthy 81953 OC TNT TNT

Moorthy I T 81968 OC TNT TNT

Pushparaj D 81988 OC TNT TNT

M. Vinayagasundaram 82020 OC TNT TNT

S Rosi 82141 OC TNT TNT

B Vaithisubramanian 82154 OC TNT TNT

M Mani 87044 OC TNT TNT

M S Ragini 87095 OC TNT TNT

Sugumar R 88055 SC TNT TNT

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22.10.2014 -  DGM(F) Regular promotion orders issued:


Congratulations! AIBSNLEA consistent efforts yielded result in getting released the posing on promotion order of 123 DGMs(Fin) Regular.


>>> Click Here for Promotion Order.

>>> Click Here Excel List.

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19.09.2014 - Dear Comrades, Our 5th Circle Conference was held on 17th and 18th Sep 2014 at Madurai. The following members of our Branch were attended the conference.


1. Com.N.Velusamy   AO  (DS)

2. Com A.Sivaraj CAO

3. Com D.Vanaraj AO

4. Com.P.Venkatachalam DGM(F)

5. Com.M.Mani DGM(TR)

6. Com S.Lakshminarasimhan AO

7. Com. K.Kandasamy AO

8. Com.M.Thangamani CAO

9. Com V.Subramanian AO

10.Com N.Pushpa PA

11. Com.Usman Ali AO(Retd) -Attended the conference on our request as Special Guest.


We, hereby , thank all comrades for attending the conference. All our comrades faced a warmful reception at Madurai.All arrangements particulars accormodation , Food, Conference Hall with A/C etc. were made in a grand manner by Madurai Comrades. We have tasted a different varieties of Food  those we have not seen earlier. Not only by us and all our comrades were praised the Madurai Function Organizers. We thank Madurai comrades in this regard. 


Our GS Com.Prahalad Rai and CHQ President Com.P.Venugopal attended the conference for the entire 2 days and patiently heard our views on each issues and replied then and there with our satisfaction. Various Trade Union leaders gave attended and felicitated the conference. Even Many retired executives were attended. Open House Session was held on 1 st day and our beloved PGM(F) attended along with our CGM. PCE(Civil) and GM Madurai and AIGETOA CHQ Vice President and Circle President of AIGETOA participated and delivered their valuable opinions on the subject  matter. 


On the next day, after all deliberations , Circle body election was conducted and the following members were elected unanimously in the Circle conference.


CIRCLE PRESIDENT                       :   Com.BANGARU KRISHNASWAMY DGM CIRCLE OFFICE

CIRCLE SECRETARY                      :   Com.S.SIVAKUMAR AO STR Chennai

CIRCLE TREASURER                      :   Com. P.VENKATESAN SDE CUDDALORE


From Coimbatore Com.A.Sivaraj CAO was elected as CIRCLE ORGANIZING SECRETARY.

                              CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL COMRADES.

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11.09.2014 -  Dear Comrades, The Posting and transfer orders are issued in r/o our Comrades Smt.N.Vijayalakshmi to STP and Shri.D.Vanaraj AO to Patthanamthitta KT Circle on their own request. We, Once again, convey our sincere thanks to CS and DS for their sincere effort on our comrades transfer.


2) It is reliably learnt that the JAO to AO DPC process is over and after getting approval of CMD/ED, the formalities on DPC will be completed and orders will be issued . Our CS and GS are pursuing with GM(FP)/ED(Fin) in this regard for getting the orders to be released before our Conference. We hope it will be coming soon. 


3) The Vigilance clearance in r/o CAO Eligible officers are being obtained by SEA section and only awaited for approval of CMD for post diversion. 

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11.09.2014- 


GS,AGS(F) met ED(Fin) Smt. Sujata Ray and discussed  regarding :          

(a)  CPC from JAO to AO: - We requested to expedite CPC from JAO to AO to fill-up about 1800 vacant AO Posts to cover JAO-2010 batch candidates also. ED(Fin.) assured that  she will  take up the proposal with CMD BSNL for approval to expedite CPC from JAO to AO shortly .

(b)  CPC from AO to CAO:- We requested  to fill up about 250 CAO Posts of seniority quota on regular basis and about 335 CAOs(MT quota) posts on Adhoc basis on the basis of BSNL MSRRs. ED(Fin.) assured to take up the matter with CMD BSNL to initiate CPC from AO To CAO.

(c)  CPC from CAO Adhoc to CAO Regular:- ED(Fin.) informed that the competent authority has allowed to conduct CPC from CAO Adhoc to CAO regular. About  223 VCRs from CVO office have been received and remaining about 177 VCRs will also be received shortly.


GS, FS met GM(Pers)  and discussed the following  issues    :

(a)  Consideration of request for modification / cancellation of transfer cases of DEs on promotion (Lady Executives), SDEs who have service left 2 and half years :- We requested to consideration for modification /retention of the D.Es transfers orders on promotion i.e. lady executives in the parent Circle and the SDEs    who have services  left for 2 and half  years and  have been transferred out of the Circles  without considering their seniority . GM(Pers) mentioned that some lady executives transfer cases are being examined and the SDEs who are completing 58 years age on 31st March 2015 have been posted out circles as policy . we further pleaded that how these DEs will be posted back to their parent Circles on completion of two years period?  GM (Pers) mentioned that all DEs requests will be considered after 2 years positively and he has personally spoken to all the CGMs for giving posting to DEs in the main cities instead of remote area .


(b) CPC from JTO (T)to SDE (T):-  We requested for early conduction  of the CPC form JTO to SDE.  GM(Pers) mentioned that the court case in the hon’ble CAT  Ernakulam  bench has been posted for hearing on 9th October 2014 in case the stay is vacated  CPC will be expedited.

(c)  LDCE from JTO (T) to SDE(T):- we requested for early notification of LDCE from JTO(T) to SDE(T) covering JTO 2007 complete batch . GM(Pers.) mentioned that the suggestion given by our association to consider JTO 2007 compete batch in LDCE has been considered and shortly LDCE will be notified . 

(d)  CPC from DE to DGM(Adhoc ):-  We requested to expedite CPC from DE to DGM(Adhoc).GM(Pers) mentioned that some ACRs and VCRs are still awaited from Circles and CVO respectively . He assured an early action in this regard.

(e)  CPC from DGM (Adhoc) to DGM (Regular):- We requested to conduct early CPC for promotion from DGM(Adhoc) to DGM(Regular) :  GM(Pers) mentioned that the CPC is under final stage and orders will be issued shortly.

(f) HR issues cleared by BSNL MC pending for approval of BSNL Board: - GM (Pers )mentioned that some HR issues cleared by BSNL MC are yet to be approved by BSNL board . govt directors has asked presentation on HR policy and revival of BSNL thereafter only they will allow discusion on pending HR issues .the main HR issues clared by BSNL MC are  i.e. recognition of degree availed through Distance Education in case of Civil/Electrical/Architect executives , modification of BSNL MSRR of EE (C/E/Arch.),SDE RR 2014, Time bound promotion from E-5 to E-6 to DGMs and JTO RR 2014 etc. GM (Pers.)  assured to take up  these issues in the next BSNL Board meeting.

(g)  Consideration of Request Transfers on  Immunity  ground of DEs on promotion:- We requested to consider immunity from transfer on DEs promotion to the eligible office bearers as per BSNL recognition rule 2014.  GM(Pers )  advised to take up the matter with GM(SR) and CMD, BSNL for ratification.

(h) Creation of PPS posts in  field units :- we requested for creation of PPS posts in the field units of BSNL . GM(pers ) informed that a committee under the chairmanship of Shri M.C. Chaubey, ED(CN)  and the members Smt. Madhu Arora GM(Restg.), Smt.Smita Choudhary GM(EF) and Shri Deepak Agarwal Addl. GM(pers.) is the Convenor of the Committee. He assured an early action in this regard.

(i) Restructuring of AD(OL) cadre :- GM(Pers.) confirmed that the comments of GM(Estt.) has been received and shortly it will be examined and send to Competent Authority for consideration.

(j) LDCE from JTO(TF) to SDE(TF):- We requested to conduct LDCE from JTO(TF) to SDE(TF) since the syllabus has not yet been finalised. GM(Pers. ) assured an early action in this regard.  

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05.09.2014 - 


BSNL NEWS IN MEDIA:

(i) Government notifies new pension rules to check delays <<<Click here for detail news>>>

(ii) Govt sets up body for viability check to revive sick PSUs  <<<Click here for detail news>>>

(iii) BSNL and MTNL to be merged by July 2015 <<<Click here for detail news>>>

(iv) MTNL surges over 7% on BSNL merger cut off date <<<Click here for detail news>>>


GS, AGS(HQ), Circle President TN Circle met GM(SR) , DGM(SR) and discussed regarding:

(a) CPC from SDE(T) to DE(T) Regular of left out cases: 


We requested to expedite the CPC from SDE(T) to DE(T) Regular of the left out cases at the earliest.  GM(SR) the chairman CPC mentioned that he is ceased with the CPC work and shortly CPC will be expedited of the left out cases.


(b) Relieving of JTOs/TTAs working on Deputations: We expressed our serious concern against the relieving of JTOs/TTAs working on deputations cases from one circle to other circles on request and in the interest of service.  GM(SR) mentioned that he has discussed the matter with GM(Estt.) after our discussion and GM(Estt.) has appraised that the order has been issued with reference to those who have not been extended deputation by the competent authority and withhold by circles against the policy i.e. 5 years from normal circles and 3 years from the hard tenure circles.  We pleaded that these conditions are available for the deputation from one PSU to other PSU or Department.  In BSNL, JTOs/TTAs have been deputed from one circle to other circle on need basis and on their request, and the pleading of GM(Estt) is not reflecting in the said order.  Hence, such hasty action of relieving is not justified.   GM(SR) assured to further look into the matter.  


(c) Consideration for cancellation / modification of posting orders on DE Promotion on medical ground / immunity ground / Lady Executives / Spouse Cases:  We expressed our resentment against non-consideration of cancellation / modification of posting orders on DE Promotion on medical ground / immunity ground / Lady Executives / Spouse Cases etc. In many of the cases, the Pers. Cell has given posting on promotion on pick and choose method in violation of the BSNL Transfer Policy and immunity provisions available to the recognized Association Office Bearers.  Hence, no good-will prevails between the Management and the Association.  GM(SR) assured to discuss the matter with the competent authority and the concern officers.


GS, FS , AGS(HQ),  President TN Circle and CS UP(East) Circle met GM(FP) and discussed regarding :-


(a) CPC from JAO to AO:   We requested to issue promotion orders from JAO to AO since the scrutiny work of ACRs / VCRs of the eligible JAOs has been completed by SEA Cell, BSNL Corporate Office.  GM(FP) mentioned that after completing the scrutiny work, the proposal to expedite CPC from JAO to AO has been sent to Dir(HR) for approval but he has marked the file to GM(Pers) for clearance and he has already discussed the matter with GM(Pers.). GM (Pers) has asked some more information which will be given to him by tomorrow.  He assured that as soon as the approval of the competent authority is received the promotion order to fill up about 1450 AO posts will be issued immediately.


(b) CPC from AO to CAO:  We requested to take up the matter with CMD BSNL for diversion of the 25% MT Quota Posts to the Seniority Quota which has already been cleared by BSNL Management Committee.  GM(FP) assured that he will plead with the competent authority to allow diversion as per BSNL MC decision without waiting for BSNL Board approval as the BSNL Board has already allowed diversion of 25% MT Quota Posts to the Seniority Quota Posts in Telecom Operation Wing.  However, the proposal to fill up about 250 CAO Posts of Seniority Quota has been sent to the competent authority for approval to initiate CPC considering the vacant CAO posts consequent upon promotion to DGM(F).


(c) CPC from CAO(Adhoc) to CAO(Regular): GM(FP) assured to further talk in CVO Office for providing VCRs to expedite CPC.  We appraised him about our discussion with CVO in this regard.


(d) CPC from DGM(Adhoc) to DGM(Regular):  GM(FP) mentioned that VCRs of all the eligible executives have been received but some ACRs are still pending and efforts are being made to collect the ACRs. He assured to expedite CPC.


(e) Consideration of Request Transfers:  We requested for consideration of the request for transfer cases on the immunity available to the Office Bearers.  He assured to look in to the matter.


(f) Allowing option of JAO joined after 10-05-2007: we requested to convene committee meeting at the earliest and to discuss the feedback given by this Association.  GM(FP) assured an early action in this regard.

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01.09.2014 - LOKPAL/LOKAYUKTAS ACT 2013 - SUBMISSION OF DECLARATION OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES BY PUBLIC SERVANTS FOR EACH YEAR: BSNL CO has circulated the instructions from DoT and DoP&T regarding submission of Annual Return by Public Servants as on 1st day of August 2014. View letter

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01.09.2014 - 


1) PMO FORWARDS CHQ LETTER TO DOP&PW FOR APPROPRIATE ACTION:PMO has forwarded our letter dated 6.6.2014 on extension of the benefit of merger of 78.2% IDA to BSNL pensioners who retired on or before 9.6.2013 to DoP&PW for appropriate action. View PMO letter View CHQ letter dated 6.6.2014


2)  NOTIFICATION ON AMENDMENT TO CCS (PENSION) RULES 1972: DoP&PW has notified CCS (Pension) Fourth Amendment Rules 2014, which will come into force from the date of publication in the official Gazette. View notification

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01.09.2014 -  GS, GS AIRBSNLEWA Sh. Kishan Singh met DDG(Estt.) DoT Sh. R.K. Mishra and Director(Estt.), DoT Pracheesh Khanna  and discussed regarding status of 78.2% IDA pay fixation to BSNL pensioners. DDG(Estt.) informed that clearance from DoE has not been received on this issue. The efforts are being made to receive early clarifications. However, he mentioned that SCOVA (Standing Committee on Voluntary Agencies) is fixed up on 05.09.2014 wherein the status of this issue will be explained by DoE.


2) GS, FS, AGS(F) met ED(F), BSNL  CO, New Delhi and discussed regarding

(a) CPC from JAO to AO: We requested to expedite CPC from JAO to AO to fill up about 1800 vacant posts of AOs. ED(F) mentioned that she will take clearance from the Competent Authority for issuing the promotion order from JAO to AO shortly.

(b) CPC from AO to CAO: We requested for diversion of 336 CAOs posts of MT quota to seniority quota as already done in Telecom (Operations) Stream. We pleaded that approval of MC should be enough since Board has already decided diversion of 50% MT quota posts in Telecom (Operations) stream. ED(F) assured to discuss the matter with CMD, BSNL.

(c) CPC from CAO (Adhoc) to DGM(Fin.) Regular and DGM(Fin.) Adhoc to DGM(Fin.) Regular: ED(F) assured an early action for DGM(Fin.) Regular CPC and assured to talk CVO BSNL for sending VCRs for CAO(Regular) CPC.

(d) 30% Superannuation benefit to the BSNL recruited employees as per DPE guidelines: We requested for early decision on 30% Superannuation benefit to the BSNL recruited employees as per DPE guidelines. ED(F) mentioned that the matter is under consideration to the Competent Authority.

(e) Consideration of immunity transfers of office bearers: ED(F) assured to look into the matter.

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01.09.2014 - CO BSNL News :


1. BSNL Corporate issued clarification regarding exercising of financial powers after  merger of Civil / Electrical wings to SSAs during ERP implementation <<<Click here for letter>>> 


CHQ News :


1.  GS writes to Shri A.N. Rai, CMD, BSNL regarding modification in the DEs Regular promotion Order [Ref : - BSNL CO New Delhi letter no. 412-16/2014-Pers.I dated 20.08.2014]  <<<Click here for letter>>>

2. GS writes to

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

(ii) The GM (Pers.), BSNL Corporate Office regarding requests for correction in the name of Parent Circle and consequent upon revision in the posting orders in the Cadre of AGM/DE [Ref.: BSNL CO letter number 412-16/2014-Pers.I dated 20.08.2014] <<<Click here for letter>>>>

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

(iv) The PGM (EW), BSNL Corporate Office regarding requests for transfer/retention/cancellation/re-allotment in the Cadre of SDE (E) -<<<Click here for letter>>>>

(v) The PGM (BW), BSNL Corporate Office regarding requests for transfer/retention/cancellation/re-allotment in the Cadre of SDE (C) -<<<Click here for letter>>>>

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

(vii) The GM (Estt.), BSNL Corporate Office regarding requests for transfer/retention/cancellation/re-allotment in the Cadre of JTO -<<<Click here for letter>>>>

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

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

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

(xi) The GM(Pers.), BSNL Corporate Office regarding promotion from JTO (T) to SDE (T) against 67%      seniority-Cum-fitness quota for the vacancy year 2008-09 and backlog vacancy years - unassisted/not assessed/VC awaited cases -Case of Shri Subhas Paul Chowdhury (HR No. 198606362) and others belonging to ETR - <<<Click here for letter>>>>


3. GS writes to


(i) The Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding retention of admissible Pay fixation taking AAO pay scale of Rs. 7450-225-11500 (upgraded pay scale as on 01-01-1996)  for those who were promoted as AOs after 01-01-1995 but  before 01-01-1996 and exercised option to re-fix their pay in the AO post after accrual of next increment in the AAO post on or after 01-01-1996  and consequential release of withheld Leave encashment of retired officers- <<<Click here for letter>>>>

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

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

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

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

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14.08.2014 -  Dear Comrades , as per CHQ/Circle call , a massive demonstration was held at PGM(O) Coimbatore -43 at lunch hour to show our protest against unilateral announcement of Deloittee's recommendations which is under progress. The glimpses are available in the photo gallery.

11.08.2014 -  CHQ/Circle Call on Protest Demonstration on 12.08.2014


All are requested to participate in Protest Demonstration on 12-08-2014 at SSA/Circle level to show our protest against unilateral announcement of Deloittee's Recommendations which in many ways are against the Employees.All SSA Branch Secretaries are requested to organise jointly with all Unions/ Associations for the success of this programme.


According to Circle/CHQ call, the protest demonstration will be held at PGM(O) CBE-43 at lunch hour on 12.08.2014. All members are requested to participate to show our strength to admn. especially in the present scenerio. 

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11.08.2014 - Dear Comrades, it is reliably learnt that the Board Meeting which was held at Newdelhi on 06.08.2014 did not approve the conversion of MT posts of CAO into Deptl. candidates and raised some queries of DOT with BSNL . Hence the CAO DPC will be getting delayed again . 


Since our association is taking serious steps towards conversion, BSNL is expected to give suitable reply for conversion at very soon and DPC will be conducted on or before September 2014. Most of our members had already crossed the SOP of E 4 and due for E 5 scale from 01.10.2014 and if CAO regularization takes place after 01.10.2014, no monetary benefit will be given on their regular/adhoc posting . Hence our Branch is making good efforts with CHQ and Circle   to conduct CAO DPC before Sep 2014. Let us wait and see.  

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10.08.2014 -  BSNL News :

BSNL Corporate office issued order regarding


(i) Transfer/Posting orders of executives of Telecom Finance in the grade of Accounts Officer <<<Click here for letter>>>

(ii) Transfer and Posting in the grade of Accounts Officer / Senior Accounts Officer <<<Click here for letter>>>

(iii) DO letter of CMD, BSNL to Circle Head for settlement of revision of Pre 2006 pension cases <<<Click here for CMD, BSNL DO>>> <<< Click here for the list of pendency>>>


BSNL NEWS IN MEDIA


(i) BSNL fails to achieve targets set for last fiscal <<<Click here for detail news>>>

(ii) BSNL wants Idea to sign fresh interconnect agreement   <<<Click here for detail news>>>

(iii) Government to give full support for BSNL's revival: Ravi Shankar Prasasd <<<Click here for detail news>>>

(iv) BSNL plans Capex of Rs 5132 crore for 2014-15 <<<Click here for detail news>>>

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  Dear Comrades,  By our Association's consistent effort and pressurization with administration, our Comrades. Shri.D.Vanaraj AO CBT SSA to Kerala Circle and Smt.N.Vijayalakshmi AO of CBT SSA to STP and Shri.T.Venkidusamy AO ITPC Pune to TN Circle got transfer. Our Branch convey our thanks to Circle Secy and CHQ for the same. 

Welcome to our Com.T.Venkidusamy AO for joining with us. Due to compelling reasons, Smt.N.Vijayalakshmi AO had requested for transfer to STP and Shri.D.Vanaraj AO for transfer to Kerala Circle. Our best wishes for them. 
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30.07.2014 - Branch News :


on 28.07.2014, We met AIGETOA representatives Com.Senthilkumar, Com. Murthy ACS & Com. Ramesh Pandian at PGM(O) Coimbatore-43. From our side, District Secy Com.N.Velusamy and Com. M.C.Ravi ACS and Com.A.Sivaraj ADS and Com.D.Vanaraj ADS & Com.Sadhasivam District Treasurer and Com.K.Kandasamy , Com.Sankaran were attended. Com.Usman Ali EX DS had participated as Advisor. After introduction and lengthy discussion , we conclude as follows :


1. Formation of Local Committee with 6 members from each side.

2. Exchange of Membership list of both associations

3. Meeting of all members of AIGETOA at SBC Exge

4. Conducting of Joint meeting in the month of August 2014


As decided, we all went to Saibaba Colony Exge Bldg, wherein the IMPCS unit stationed and met nearly 40 members of AIGETOA. We explained the need of the hour to represent jointly for the issues at local as well as at all levels. Also explained about MOU made between the two associations for this purpose and to meet the forthcoming membership verification.


We thankful to Com.Usman Ali for actively participating in the programme with full enthusiastic and for his advice given in this regard.


We also thankful to Com.M.C.Ravi ACS who initiated this programme and co-ordinate with both side.

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25.07.2014 - News in Media :


SETBACK TO GOVT E-SERVICES PROJECT; BSNL RELUCTANT TO LEASE OUT DARK FIBRE: 'BSNL could not be reached immediately for comment but DoT insiders familiar with the matter said the telco is averse to leasing its unused fibre on grounds that it needs spare bandwidth for ensuring uninterrupted telecom coverage in remote areas and for its own network expansion needs.' Read More

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23.07.2014 - CO BSNL has issued an order for retention of our PGM Shri.D.Sivaraj Sr.GM as PGMT Coimbatore. Hence he may be assumed the charges of PGM of our SSA at very soon. Best wishes to him for continuing as PGM. << Click here to see order>>

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23.07.2014- Telecom News in Media :

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

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

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

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22.07.2014 - CO BSNL Orders:


-Entry in the Service Book and HR Package regarding TSM period   <<Click here>>

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22.07.2014  - Dear Comrades, 


We selectively have taken the points as recommended by M/s Deloittee Consultant for the attention of our Members. You may go through the complete Report. All are requested to give your suggestions and ideas on the Recommendations.What Deliottee says

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22.07.2014 - 

BSNL NEWS IN MEDIA


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


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


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


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


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


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

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18.07.2014


1) By our consistent effort taken up with CHQ and Circle Secy , the Retention order was issued in r/o our Comrades Smt.C.N.Meera and Shri.Kuppusamy CAO till 31.03.2015. In this regard our District Secy had pressurized our Circle as well as with CHQ Advisor Shri.V.K.Paramasivam and both of them had taken up with CHQ and get it successfully. Conveying our sincere thanks to our CS Com.Shri.Veerapandian and Com.V.K.Paramasivam and GS. 


2) Dear Comrades, the TBP in respect of 2010 JAO batch of our SSA is badly delayed and hence our Association had once again approached administration with a request to convene a DPC and forward the recommendations to Circle for issue of orders. As requested by the Administration, the APARs for some periods in r/o Shri.Sankaran & Smt.A.Chitra and Shri.Selvaraj were arranged to forward to Admn by pushed up with officers/SSA concerned. Now all hurdles are over and DPC likely to be conducted at very soon by Admn. We will also be taken up with Circle administration for issue of orders at the earliest . 


3) Dear Comrades, as intimated earlier, our Branch is collecting Rs.500/- towards Donation for Circle conference and updated our subscription as per GB decision. We also request all members to contribute accordingly and make it success. It is once again request our members to attend our Circle conference with more strength which will pave the way to succeed in this juncture especially in membership verification process time. 

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18.07.2014 - CHQ News :

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

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

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

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

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


2GS met GM(Estt), BSNL CO and discussed regarding:

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

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

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10.07.2014 -  MODIFICATION IN POLICY FOR GRANT OF CONCESSIONAL TELEPHONE FACILITY TO RETIRED/RETIRING EMPLOYEES OF BSNL: 

Retired BSNL employees who are unable to appear in person before the commercial officer in November every year for producing life certificate, due to serious illness, can now submit, through courier or otherwise, xerox copy of the pension book carrying entry regarding receipt of pension payable on 1st November, attested by any serving Exeutive of BSNL.  Read More

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10.07.2014 - BSNL News:


1)  SEA Cell of BSNL Corporate Office issued letter regarding seeking immediate intervention for affecting relief of CAOs under order of transfer- <<<Click here for letter>>>


2)  Congratulations ! AIBSNLEA's consistent efforts yielded result in getting released the  Promotion orders in the grade of SDE(Civil) under LDCE quota(33%)  (41 nos.) <<<Click here for Order>>>

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


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


4)  DPE issued orders for revising IDA from 88.4% to 91.3% w.e.f.01.07.2014 <<<Click here for order>>>


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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10.07.2014  - Dear Comrades , Our General Body Meeting was held on yesterday at TRC club PGM(O) CBE -43 at 1730 hours . For Details << Click here>>

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03.07.2014 -  Dear Comrades, it is proposed to conduct our General Body (GB) Meeting of our association on 09.07.2014 at Recreation Club % PGMT CBE -43 by 1700 hours for discussion on the following agenda :


1) Circle Conference at Madurai on 17th and 18th SEp 2014 & selection of delegates etc.

2) Local issues

3) Any other agenda with the approval of the chair.


-All are requested to attend the GB without fail.

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01.07.2014 - Dear Comrades, our 5th Circle Executive Committee Meeting was held on 29.06.2014 at Recreation Club GM Office Madurai. Flag hoisting was carried out by Com.N.Veerapandian Circle Secy . The CEC was presided by Com.S.Sivakumar Circle President. Welcome Address was given by Com. S.Karuppiah Dist Secy Madurai District . Senior Com.Radhakrishnan Virudhunagar  _& Com. Venkatesh Cuddalore given their valuable speech about functioning of our Association, appreciated Madurai Comrades for their eagerness to conduct Circle Conference at Madurai and greeted for success of 5th Circle Conference at Madurai. CS & CP delivered their valuable speech about the events occurred after 4th CEC at Courtallam and actions taken in connection with transfers and Posting on promotion, rotational transfers etc and our role in forthcoming executives membership verification. Com. T.Radhakrishnan voluntarily offered Rs.10000/- as Donation on his own behalf. Com.N,.Velusamy DS & Com.D.Vanaraj ADS have participated the CEC on behalf of our Branch.


Decisions made at CEC


1. Conducting Circle Conference on 17 th & 18th September 2014 in AC Hall in a grand manner.

2. Accommodation & Food arrangement in a grand manner.

3. Each member has to contribute Rs.1000/- as donation.

4. Delegate fee has been fixed at Rs.600/-

5. Conducting of Open House Session.

6. Special invitees : Our GS. CGM, GM, DGMs .Local VIP, Retired leaders of our Association & all secretaries of Trade union Association.

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24.06.2014 -  Dear Comrades! The orders on JAO to AO LA, Calling for reports from SSAs for E4 to E5 and E5 to E6 for Accounts personnel and E1 to E2 TBP given in Puducherry SSA are released on 21-06-2014. They are given below.LA for AO E1 to E2 of PY SSA Calling for Report

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24.06.2014 - CHQ & BSNL  News :

1) GS  met GM (SR) and discussed regarding membership verification of Executive Association in BSNL:GM (SR) mentioned that, as per the decision of BSNL board regarding Membership verification of Executive Associations was to take place immediately just after the notification of recognition rules in January 2014 but it was kept pending due to Lok Sabha elections  and  the move of BSNL and MTNL merger. Now parliament elections are over and after joining of new government the issue of BSNL and MTNL merger may take more time. In view of this, the Competent Authority approved the proposal of BSNL Corporate office SR cell for initiating the Membership Verification of Executive Association. On the issue of Group-'A' Officers separate association, he informed that the existing Group-'A' absorbed Officers Association demanded it as per the terms  and conditions of their absorption to have separate association. We extended our thanks to initiate the Membership verification process and assured our full co-operation.


2) <<<Click here for the VC Status for CAO (Regular) CPC>>>

All the Circle Secretaries are requested to pursue with the Circle Vigilance Cell  for early sending of VCRs so that the said CPC may be concluded without loss of further time.


3)  BSNL Corporate officer issued letter regarding convening of CPC for Executives (BSNL Management Services) in respect of various streams - Telecom Operation, Telecom Finance, Civil, Electrical, Architect, Telecom Factories and other streams of BSNLMS <<<Click here for letter>>>


4) GS met Sh V Umashanker, Jt. Secy (Telecom) DOT and discussed regarding 78.2% IDA Pay Fixation to BSNL  Pensioners and E-2, E-3 IDA Pay Scales to JTO/SDE equivalent executives. Jt. Secy (T) informed that it has been clarified by him on file that arrears will not be paid to BSNL serving employees prior to 10.6.2013 and similar treatment is required to be given to the BSNL pensioners also by giving notional pay fixation w.e.f. 1.1.2007 to 10.6.2013. The actual pay fixation may be given from 10.6.2013 as already given to the serving employees. Regarding E-2 & E-3 IDA Pay Scales to JTO/SDE equivalent executives, he mentioned that BSNL's proposal to given intermediate IDA Pay Scales E1A, E2A &E9A have been sent to DPE for clarification . He assured to personally speak to concern officers in DPE for an early clarification.


On the issue of appointment of CMD BSNL. Director(HR) and Director (Finance) BSNL, he informed that matter of appointment of CMD BSNL is pending with Hon'ble MOC&IT and before 30/6/2014 decision may be taken.

Regarding Director (Finance) selection process, he mentioned that the legal opinion from law section of DOT has been taken to submit the reply to ACC and expected that after ACC clearance the selection process of Director (Fin) will start.

The Director (HR) selection process will also resume shortly. PSEB will be asked to conduct the interviews. Finally, he mentioned that BSNL should turn around by its available resources without much depending on Govt's financial support.

Regarding the previous Govt. EGOM recommendations, he mentioned that all the recommendations are in the consideration of Govt.


News in Media :

1) Strong state-backed player not good for telecom sector: report   <<<Click here for detail news>>>

2) BSNL, MTNL leadership succession in limbo <<Click here for detail news>>>

3) Ravi Shankar Prasad discusses BSNL, MTNL revival strategy with senior management   <<Click here for detail news>>>

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19.06.2014 -  PERFORMANCE OF BSNL AND MTNL TO BE MONITORED CLOSELY FOR THEIR REVIVAL: 

'Union Minister for Communications & IT, Law & Justice, Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad has said that the moral of the Department was not in happy situation because of this being in news for wrong reasons in the past. It was clearly conveyed by Shri Prasad that now decision will be taken on merits and days of lobbying are over. He appealed to all officers to open up and learn to take decisions to ensure growth in the most important sector of Indian economy. He emphasized that improvement of BSNL and MTNL both in terms of performance and infrastructure would be an important area of this priority


. He would be playing a pro-active role in monitoring functioning of the two bodies. For this he has directed for installation of suitable equipments in his chamber.If the Base Transmission Station in a particular circle are not functioning in a satisfactory manner then serious view will be taken.'  Read More

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19.06.2014 - Dear Comrades! 

The CEC meeting of AIBSNLEA, Tamilnadu Circle will be held at Madurai on 29-06-2014 Sunday.  The venue will be the Recreation Club, O/o the General Manager, BB kulam road, Madurai. For details, Contact Com.Karuppaiah, DS/MA SSA. His telephone No.is 9486102431. The meeting will sharply begin at 1030 Hrs. 

The only agenda is "Circle Conference". SSA Secretaries are requested to clear quota upto date. Since the CEC is held on Sunday we need no special CL. The CEC Meeting will end at 1500 Hrs. 


Compulsorily the Circle office bearers and the Presidents and Secretaries of all SSAs, CWC Members have to attend the meeting without fail. The CHQ President and the Advisor are our special guests.  

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Dear Comrades! 

Process for Membership verification to recognise majority Association in respect of Executives as we expected is finally notified. 
1.Last date for submitting application for Associations is 15-07-2014,
2. Date of release of list of eligible Associations for verification is 31-07-2014
3.Last date for withdrawal of application: 05-08-2014,
4.Date of Release of final list of eligible Associations: 12-08-2014,
5.Date of Conduct of Election: 10-12-2014,and 
6. Date of declaration of Results: 12-12-2014. 
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18.06.2014 - BSNL News in Media :

(i) Govt. to draw up revival plan for MTNL and BSNL   <<<<Click here for detail news>>>>>

(ii) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh ask BSNL to expedite work of mobile towers in Maoist areas <<<<Click here for detail news>>>>>


(iii)  BSNL, NEDO in talks for using solar energy in Telecom <<<<Click here for detail news>>>>>


 CHQ News :

 FS, CS TN Circle met GM(SR) and discussed regarding

(a) Membership verification of Majority Executives Association: GM(SR) mentioned that notice for  verification of  majority executive association has been issued as per decision taken in the BSNL Board. He  further mentioned that the executives association registered one year before and representing all the executive cadres of BSNL will be entitled to participate in verification process. He clarified that the very purpose of bringing referendum in Executives associations is to reduce the  number of associations.


(b) Formal Meeting with AIBSNLEA on pending HR issues : GM(SR) assured that after returning of Director (HR) from foreign tour on  26.06.2014.the meeting will be arranged to discuss the pending HR issues.


GS ,FS, CS TN Circle met GM(FP) and discussed regarding

(a) Consideration of request and tenure  transfers of AOs /CAOs/DGMs(F): We  requested for consideration of some request and  tenure transfer cases of JAOs/CAOs/DGMs(F) on genuine grounds and after some discussions GM(FP) assured to examine the cases.


(b) CPC from CAO(Adhoc) to CAO (Regular) and DGM(Adhoc) to DGM(Regular): We requested to expedite the CPCs from CAO(Adhoc) to CAO (Regular) and DGM(Adhoc) to DGM (Regular)  GM(FP) mentioned that still VCRs from CVO are awaited to expedite CPCs.


(c) CPC from JAO to AO : we requested to initiate CPC  from JAO to AO to fill up about 1800 AOs vacant posts. GM(FP) mentioned that screening report from 19 Circles have been received in BSNL C.O. SEA section. The following circles are yet to send screening report to SEA cell i.e. BR, AP, TTC Jabalpur, KTD, ETP, GUJ, HR, ITPC Pune, J&K, JKND, KRL, MH, MP, NE-I, NE-II, OR, NTR, NTP, STR,TN, TS GUWAHTI, TF, UP(E), UP(W) and WTP circles. He assured that soon he will speak to all concern IFAs for early sending of screening report to BSNL C.O.. He also assured that as soon  as  the screening reports are received the approval for promotion will be taken from the competent authority i.e. Director (HR) in view of Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh judgment.


GS, FS, CS TN Circle met Addl. GM(Pers) and discussed regarding

(a) Modification/retention of some SDEs/DEs on genuine grounds: Addl. GM(Pers.) assured to examine the cases.


(b) Restructuring of AD(O/L) cadre: Addl. GM(Pers.) mentioned that Sh. Harsh Vardhan, Addl. GM(CP&M) has been transferred to DoT but he is holding Committee meeting today and shortly he will submit the report to the Competent Authority.


(c) CPC for  Regularization of DEs(Adhoc) and DGMs (Regular) CPC and CPC from DE (Adhoc) to DE(Regular) and DE to DGM(Adhoc)/(Regular): We requested to collect VCRs of eligible DEs for promotion to the posts of  DGM (Adhoc/Regular)and DE (Adhoc) to DE(Regular). Addl. GM(Pers.) mentioned that 147 SDEs of LDCE quota seniority case is  listed  for hearing on 7th july-2014.and  It is expected that status quo may be vacated  in that, CPCs will be conducted. we  also requested to review the seniority list of DEs immediately to be  promoted to  the posts of DGM(Adhoc  ). Addl. GM(Pers.) immediately spoke to concern AGMs (P-I) and (CPC) for preparing a fresh eligibility list of DEs to be promoted against 480 DGM Posts.


(d) Time Bound promotion to DGMs(Adhoc) from E-5  to E-6 grade: Addl. GM (Pers.) mentioned that the proposal  has been sent to   the BSNL Management Committee for approval there after  it will be sent to the BSNL Board for approval.

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17.06.2014 -  PRIME MINISTER NATIONAL RELIEF FUND - DETAILS FOR FILING INCOME TAX RETURN  


While filing the IT Return as the 80G coloum in IT return requires to fill up with some data related to donations which are not available with field units. To facilitate the employees in filing ITR, CO BSNL has issued the details as below:


Name of the Donee :    Prime Minister National Relief Fund

Address of the Donee :  Gate No. 5, South Block Defence Headquarters New Delhi-110011

PAN of the Donee :       AACTP4637Q

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17.06.2014 - Corporate Office News :


1) SR Cell, BSNL Corporate Office issued holding of 1st membership verification of executive Associations-calling up of applications- <<<Click here for letter>>>

<<<Click here for facilities regarding recognition of majority representative association of serving Executive employees in BSNL>>>


All the CHQ Office Bearers, Advisors, Circle / Branch Secretaries are requested to ensure strengthening of the AIBSNLEA by enrolling maximum numbers of executives to become No. 1 Majority Executive Association.


2)  Congratulations ! AIBSNLEA consistent efforts yielded result in getting released promotion of Sr.GMs/GMs to PGM on regular basis in Telecom Operation Stream  - <<<Click here for order>>>>


3)  BSNL signed MOU with Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) for various retail loans to BSNL employees - <<<Click here for letter>>>


4)  <<<Click here for the pending VC Status for CAO (Regular) CPC>>>>


5) GS, AFS met Shri Pracheesh Khanna, Director (Staff), DoT and discussed regarding implementation of 78.2% of IDA Pay fixation of BSNL Pensioners. Director (Staff) mentioned that file has been received from internal finance of DoT through Member (Fin) and DDG (LF-II) remarks mentioning that BSNL Pensioners retired prior to 01.01.2007 their pension revision with 78.2 IDA fixation needs cabinet approval and after 01.01.2007 to 10.06.2013 retired BSNL Pensioners may get 78.2% pay fixation in case BSNL management decides to make payments of arrear and DoT revises the Presidential Directive already issued on 10.06.2013. We pleaded and submitted the copies of the agreement signed between the Union representatives and BSNL Management on 13.06.2012 and the copy of the DO letter of CMD BSNL addressed to Secretary (T) on 21.10.2013 regarding "reconsider the decision of payment of arrears to the BSNL employees for the period 01.01.2007 to 09.06.2013 so that the moral of the employees of BSNL get a positive boost at this time of difficult financial position of the company". Director (Staff) further mentioned that in case the quarries made by Finance Cell by this CMD letter satisfies then letter may not be sent to BSNL for clarification. He assured that final decision on this issue will be taken in this week it self for further necessary action.

Click here for letters===>>> <<<Letter1>>> <<<Letter2>>>


Media News :

1)  BSNL Launches Unlimited Data Plans for Postpaid Users in North Zone ...<<<Click here for detail news>>>>

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21.05.2014 -  CLARIFICATION REGARDING CLASSIFICATION OF CITIES: BSNL CO has clarified that re-classification of cities under SR-51 as done by the MoF from time to time for the purpose of TA/DA will hold good for the BSNL employees.  View clarification

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21.05.2014 - Congratulations ! AIBSNLEA's consistent efforts yielded result in getting released Promotion and posting of 135 nos. regular executives of STS level of Telecom Finance to the grade of DGM (equivalent to JAG) of Telecom Finance on ad-hoc basis-<<<Click here for order>>>


In our SSA Com. Shri.C.Marisamy is promoted and posted to MH Circle. Congratulations . 

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20.05.2014 - GS  FS met GM(FP)  and discussed regarding-

(a) CPC from CAO to DGM(Finanace) on Adhoc basis: GM(FP) mentioned that  the minutes of the CPC has been approved by the competent authority. The proposal of posting on promotion is under consideration, shortly the promotion orders will be issued to fill up about 140 DGM (Fin) posts.


(b) CPC from AO to CAO on Regular basis: GM(FP) further mentioned that proposal of diversion of 25% MT (336 CAO) posts has already been approved by BSNL Management Committee and now pending for the approval of BSNL Board. After the approval of BSNL Board for 25% MT posts diversion to seniority quota, the CAO regular promotion CPC will be initiated immediately.

Regarding CAO Adhoc CPC, GM(FP) mentioned that at present as per SEA cell information all the CAO posts of seniority quota  are filled up and 54  additional posts of MT quota (CAO Posts) under relaxation are also filled up. However, the vacancy position of CAO posts due to retirement has been asked from circles and shortly will be compiled. In case vacancies are found in seniority quota the vacancies will be clubbed in 25% MT quota diverted posts and will be filled up on regular basis. No Adhoc CAO promotion will take place like DE Telecom operation stream.


(c) CPC from JAO to AO: GM(FP) mentioned that screening report of APAR and VCRs of 10 circles have been received in BSNL CO. As soon as the DGM(F) CPC is completed, the circles will be contacted for immediate sending of the APAR screening reports and VCRs to BSNL C .O.


(d) CPC from DGM (Adhoc) to DGM (Regular) Finance: GM(FP) mentioned that as soon as the DGM(Fin) Adhoc CPC is completed the CPC to DGM (Regular) promotion will be expedited.

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20.05.2014- GS, FS met Director (HR) and discussed regarding-


(i) Consideration of request transfer for modification/cancellation:


We requested for consideration of some request transfer cases of DEs for modification and cancellation on immunity and genuine medical ground. Director (HR) assured to discuss the matter with GM (Pers.) for early solution.


(ii) Restructuring of AD (O/L), JHT/SHT cadres: We expressed our serious concern against non-finalization of committee report on restructuring of JHT/SHT and AD (O/L) cadres by Addl. GM (CP&M) committee for the last 2-years. Director (HR) appreciated out concern and assured an early action in this regard.


(iii Filling up vacant EEs (C/E) posts: We requested for early filling up of the vacant EE (C) {About 130 posts} and EE (E) {About 76 posts} posts. Director (HR) assured an early action in this regard.


(iv) Sincere involvement of employees in the growth of BSNL: Director (HR) mentioned that in the early age as ADET and DET, we used to work in X-Bar exchange's installation and similarly the DEs/SDEs/JTOs/Technicians etc. But, today, that zeal and involvement is less which is more required to turn around BSNL. We appreciated his concern and mentioned that due to turn key projects, the BSNL employee's involvement is reduced. However, a team spirit is required to be created for the betterment of BSNL.   

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19.05.2014 - News in Media :

1) New Government has opportunity to bring changes in Telecom Sector << Click here>>

2) BSNL Kerala Circle profit to touch Rs.400 Crore << click here>>

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19.05.2014 - 

BSNL News in Media:

(i) BSNL launches locally developed e-mail service at Jaipur on 17.05.2014 <<<Click here for detailed news>>> GS AIBSNLEA attended the function at Jaipur.

BSNL to introduce locally developed e-mail service <<<Click here for detailed news>>>

(ii) Ringing in change is more than a call away at MTNL, BSNL  <<<Click here for detailed news>>>

(iii) Trai for BSNL Establishing New Gateway for Satellite Phone Services <<<Click here for detailed news>>>

GS discussed with GM(FP) regarding CPC from CAO to DGM(F) Adhoc. GM(FP) mentioned hat CPC minutes have been submitted to the Competent Authority for approval. He assured that as soon as the approval comes the promotion orders will be issued in the next week.
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13.05.2014 - BSNL News in Media:

(i)  DoT to waive BSNL's Rs 102 crore charges <<<Click here for detail news>>>>

(ii) BSNL to offer 4G services from next year, talks on with Reliance Jio  <<<Click here for detail news>>>>

(iii) BSNL to Nearly Double Customer Service Centres <<<Click here for detail news>>>>


BSNL Corporate Office issued orders regarding


(i) Extending the benefit of ACP on upgraded scale to the Executive Cadres of Civil/Architect/Electrical/Telecom Factory and CSS/CSSS etc. who had earlier opted for EPP and could not exercise option i.r.t. Order No 15-70/2007-Pers.II dated 20.05.2010 and 24.05.2010 - <<<Click here for letter>>>>

FR-22(I)a(i) pay fixation to all the offg JTOs: AIBSNLEA has filed a court case in the Hon'ble Principal Bench, CAT New Delhi to provide the FR-22(I)a(i) instead of FR-35 Pay fixation benefit to all the Offg. JTOs irrespective of their membership with any association as per the judgment of Hon'ble Supreme Court of India.   

GS met GM (FP) and discussed regarding CPC from CAO to DGM (Fin). GM (FP) mentioned that CPC work from CAO to DGM (Fin) has been completed to fill up about 140 DGM(F) posts. About 29 CAOs VCRs are awaited, 3 CAOs found unfit and 5 CAOs ACRs were un accessed. However, he assured for issuance of promotion order in the next week itself.

CPC from DGM (Adhoc) to DGM (Regular) is in progress and efforts are being made to expedite it.

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13.05.2014 - Dear Comrades, A separate accounting unit has been formed in the office of the GM (NWO-CM) Mobile Division Coimbatore -11 and our members Com.V.Usha CAO(CMTS) and Com.Shri.S.Gopal AO(TR) and com.Smt.M.Sasikala JAO(CMTS) are posted for this unit and they will be under the control of IFA /CMTS Trichy. Their HQ qill be the same and will perform as separate accounting unit in our SSA. 

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12.05.2014 - Dear Comrades, Our GS Com.Prahlad will address the Special General Body meeting of our Circle Association on 16.5.2014 at 3.30 P.M at Circle Office premises, Chennai. All are cordially invited to attend the meeting and make it a Grand Success. LET US SHOW OUR STRENGTH, 


Our CS wants more people from CBT SSA are to participate in the above meeting  to show our solidarity. Willing members are requested to give their name to Shri.N.Velusamy AO District Secy so that he will arrange for stay etc at Chennai. 


AIBSNLEA ZINDABAD!


NEWS IN CHQ



INVITATION

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08.05.2014 - Media News :


1. DoT to shortly waive BSNL's Microwave royalty, Satellite spectrum fees : << Click here>>

2. BSNL Extends bids deadline for Mobile Network plan in Naxal areas << click here>>

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08.05.2014 - It is understood that Major Mohd Ashraf Khan, CGM/TN, Sri M C Choube, CGM/NCNGN and Sri N K Mehta, CGM/MTNL are selected as ED(NB), ED(CN) and ED(IT) respectively. All are BSNL/MTNL absorbed officers. No suitable candidate for ED(CA) post.

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08.05.2014 - BSNL Corporate Office circulated a list of Telecom Finance executives,  whose APAR(s) are yet to be received and requested again to look into the matter and arrange to send the APAR(s) up to the period ending 31st March 2013 <<<Click here for letter>>> <<<Click here for list>>

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08.05.2014 - GS, AGS (HQ) and CS (UP-East) Circle met GM (Pers) and discussed:

(a) Settlement of HR issues as discussed in the meeting with Director (HR) on 27.03.2014: We discussed following issues with GM (Pers)--

(i) Date of effect of Implementation of revised IDA Pay Scales for the Executives of Civil /Elect./Architect Engg. (ii) Wings and PA/PS cadre w.e.f. 1.10.2000 on notional basis.

(iii) Amendment in BSNL MSRRs allowing Diploma holders to the promotion of Executive Engr. (Civil/Electrical) wings at par with other discipline of executives.

(iv) CPCs to fill up the vacant PGM/GM/DGM (Engg.)/DGM(Fin), DE/CAO,SDE(T)/ AO equivalent posts in BSNL on Adhoc/ Regular basis.

(v) Inordinate Delay in holding the 33% LDCE for the promotion of SDE (T).-

(vi) Restructuring, Revision of pay scale of AD (OL) and Hindi Translators.-

(vii) Post based promotions for PA/PS to PPS/Sr.PPS.-

(viii) Modifications in Executives Transfer Policy for soft tenure stations

(ix) Time Bound financial upgradation in E6 scales to the DGM promoted from group-'B' level etc.

GM (Pers) after discussion on the issues assured an early action.

(b) Consideration of request transfers of SDEs / DEs on promotion to nearby circles: We requested for consideration of some request transfer of SDEs/DEs on immunity and genuine medical grounds. GM (Pers) mentioned that some cases have already been considered and some more cases are being examined for consideration. He assured an early decision in this regard.


2) GS and GS AIRBSNLEWA met Jt. Secy(T) Sh. V. Uma Shankar and discussed

(a) The Implementation of 78.2 % IDA pay fixation case of BSNL pensioners:. JST mentioned that case is being dealt by Pension Cell  and earlier case of the serving employees in June -13 was dealt by their section . Earlier also some difference of opinion was there but finally was resolved  with the intervention of Secy (T). However, he assured to discuss the matter with AS(T) and Secy (T) for early  solution.

(b) Implementation of E-2,E-3 IDA pay scales for JTO /SDE equivalent executives.- JST mentioned that the case for clarification on E-1A, E2A and E9A IDA pay Scale sent by BSNL is being sent to DPE shortly. We further requested for E2 & E3 pay scale implementation only.

(c) Posting of CMD, Director( HR) and Director (Finance) of BSNL -JST mentioned that  one month extension up to 31st May 2014 is approved for Sh. R.K. Upadhyay , the Present CMD and orders has been issued today. Regarding appointment of Dir(HR) and Dir(Fin.), matter is under consideration.


3) GS,FS met GM(FP) and discussed:-

a. CPC  from CAO to DGM (fin) Adhoc  : GM(FP) confirmed that CPC  work of  CAO to DGM (fin) Adhoc  has started today and will be completed within 2-3 days .About 175 CAO’s    ACRs/VCRs are being scrutinize by CPC members . He assured for promotion orders before 15 may 2014.

 b. CPC from AO to CAO : GM(FP) mentioned that 25% MT posts (CAO Posts)  diversion to seniority quota cleared by BSNL Management Committee is expected  to be approved in the next  BSNL Board meeting which is scheduled to be held in June -2014

c. CPC from JAO to AO:- GM(FP) mentioned that screening reports from 5-6 circles have been received in SEA cell but majority circles are yet to  send the screening reports .He also mentioned that reminder to all the circles has been sent and as soon as the screening reports are received CPC work  in BSNL CO will start.

d. Allowing option to JAOs Joined after 7-5-2010: GM(FP) mentioned that one member of  committee is not convinced for changing the cut off dated of NEPP  07.05.2010 in view of implication in other cadres. However, he assured to discuss the matter with Higher Authorities.

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08.05.2014 - BSNL NEWS :


1) SIMPLIFICATION OF PENSION PROCEDURE - SUBMISSION OF UNDERTAKING BY RETIRING GOVERNMENT SERVANT ALONG WITH PENSION PAPERS: 'The pensioner would no longer be required to visit the bank to activate the first payment of pension. Therefore, after ascertaining that the Bank's copy has been despatched by the Central Pension Accounting Office, the pensioner's copy of the Pension Payment Order (PPO) may be handed over to him at the time of retirement along with other retirement dues.'  Read More
2)  REVIEW OF RESULT OF FAILED SC/ST CANDIDATES OF JAO LIMITED INTERNAL COMPETITIVE EXAM AGAINST 10% QUOTA HELD IN AUG-2013: 'In case number of SC/ST vacancies announced for the circle are not filled by the candidates as per the minimum percentage and candidates have failed only for want of aggregate marks, then such candidates may be given grace marks to the extent of unfilled vacancies in their respective categories.'  Read More
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01.05.2014 - 

                      1 st May 2014 - : THE FOUNDATION DAY OF AIBSNLEA



        AIBSNLEA is celebrating its 11th Foundation Day on 1st May 2014. AIBSNLEA COIMBATORE SSA BRANCH  extends warm greetings to all the Members and well wishers on the occasion.


CHQ calls upon the circle and branch unions to observe this year’s May Day in a befitting manner, with rallies, meetings, etc. We have to remember the sufferings of work force on this day.
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30.04.2014 -  Media Reports:

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30.04.2014 - CHQ News :

1) GS writes to

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

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

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


2)  GS writes to Shri A.N. Rai, Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding superannuation benefits of DR Employees and Pay parity/Loss of pay of DR-JTO/JAO- <<<Click here for letter>>>>
3) GS, AGS (HQ) met GM (Pers), BSNL CO and discussed regarding:

(a) Cancellation, retention/modification of some DGMs/DEs/SDEs (T) transfer orders on immunity/medical grounds and lady officers: GM (Pers) mentioned that all the pending cases have been examined and some justified cases on immunity/medical grounds will be settled shortly. Similarly, the lady executives' cases may be considered for modifications to the nearby circles but not in the same circle since some lady executives have already joined other circles on transfer and promotions.

(b) We requested to give assurance to the executives who are transferred and posted to other circles that on completion of tenure in other circles they will be transferred back to their choice circles. GM (Pers) appreciated our concern and assured to issue some assurance in writing shortly.

(c)  Modification in soft tenure policy, E-6 IDA pay scales to DGMs promoted from Group "B": GM (Pers) mentioned that BSNL Management Committee note have been prepared on both the issues and will be sent to the MC for approval shortly.


4) GS, AGS (F), AFS met  Sh. S.C. Misra Member (Services) DoT and discussed regarding:-

(a) 78.2% IDA pay fixation to BSNL Pensioners: We requested for sending of an early reply  to DoE on 78.2% IDA pay fixation of BSNL pensioners, Since the reply is pending with DoT for the last one month. Member (S) mentioned that draft reply is pending in the internal finance of DoT for clearance. However he expressed his concern against the Presidential Order issued by DoT for serving BSNL employees on 12.06.2013.He opined that P.O. needs amendment for areares payment of pay on 78.2% fixation which can easily settle the issue and this exercise to prepare a proposal for modification should be done by BSNL and thereafter by DoT. However, he assured that as soon as the clearance from DoT internal finance is given the reply will be sent to DoE.


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

(a) Finalization of JTO RR-2014: We requested for early finalization of JTO RR-2014. GM (Estt) mentioned that JTO RR-2014 Management Committee Note is being sent to BSNL Management Committee for clearance today and expected for discussion in the next MC Meeting. Therefore, it will be submitted to BSNL Board meeting for approval. He assured an early action in this regard.

(b) Committee meeting on JAO-2010 batch Pay option case: GM (Estt) confirmed that yesterday committee met and discussed the matter but as per existing rules the cut of date of NEPP i.e. 07.05.2010 can not be changed. Hence, no break through could take place. We further requested to consider JTO-2010 batch Pay fixation case in separate manner but he continued to plead that it will cause repercussions to other cadres. However, we will further discuss the matter with other committee members and higher authorities.

(c) 5-Increments benefits to JTOS (SRD), JAO-2013 batch and PAs/PSs: We requested for giving of 5 increments  benefit to the JTOs (SRD) batch, JAO-2013 batch and PAs/PSs to bring parity  in the pay-scale with previous years recruited JTOs/JAOs and PAs/PSs. GM (Estt) assured to submit a MC note on this issue at the earliest.


6) GS, AGS (F), AFS met Member (F) DoT Ms Annie Moraes and discussed regarding

(a)  Early clearance of Draft reply to DoE on 78.2% IDA pay fixation for BSNL pensioners: Member (F) appreciated our concern and mentioned that draft reply is being examined whether the matter actually needs cabinet approval. However, she assured an early decision on this issue.

(b) Member (F) expressed serious concern on BSNL viability i.e. continuous losses are being incurred by BSNL. She mentioned that BSNL pensioners should also contribute for increasing its brand products sell in the market.

She further mentioned that BSNL is not coming out from losses, and even NOFN project to create 100 Mbt network of cable in the country is not being speeded up by BSNL. So, far progress made in this project is not satisfactory. The NOFN network will ultimately be maintained and utilized by BSNL and will earn a lot of revenue. We pleaded that BSNL is incurring losses and without getting 16.5% expenditure cost and 10% service charge it is difficult to divert the existing mtce. staff to this project exclusively. Member (F) mentioned that 26.5% profit or expenditure cost will not be accepted by the Govt. BSNL should complete the project treating its own project on no profit & loss basis. Since this network will finally be utilized by BSNL to provide connectivity to panchayat HQs with the existing BSNLs cable network through which huge revenue will be earned. We further pleaded that DoT should pay 26.5% expenditure /supervision charges to BSNL to expedite the NOFN project.


(c) Pension Contribution on actual IDA basic pay: Member (F) assured to further take up the matter at the appropriate level.


(d)  Refund of BWA spectrum charges and waive off notional loan of Rs 7500 Crs from BSNL and its interest:Member (F) mentioned that as per the BSNLs proposal the BWA spectrum charges to be refunded by DoT will be adjusted against the payment of Taxes, license fee and USO charges etc from BSNL. Regarding  waiving off Notional loan Rs 7500 Crs and its current interest amount Rs 1000 Crs have been waived off and the necessary order has already been issued.

(e) Payment of Rural deficit charges to BSNL against the year 2012-13,2013-14 as recommended by TRAI : Member (F) mentioned that the proper demand note justifying BSNLs Telecom services in the rural areas have not been given by BSNL. She mentioned that BSNLs market share is only 10% which should be minimum25% being state owned company. She was non committal on rural deficit charges to BSNL.


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16.04.2014 -  MEDIA NEWS :


1) Indian telecom BSNL to set up technical institute.

2)  Trai seeks spectrum use charges details from DoT.

3) BSNL introduces new Landline Annual Plan 1540: Analysis.
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16.04.2014 -  Congratulations!
Smt. Sujata Tapan Ray,  an  absorbed  IP&T AFS officer,  presently working as PGM (Finance) / IFA, Gujarat Telecom. Circle, Ahmedabad, as has been appointed as Executive Director (Finance) in BSNL. 
View Order Copy.

16.04.2014 - CO BSNL has called for ACR/Vigilance Clearance for CAO (Adhoc) to CAO (Regular)   << Click here>>   << List >>>

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16.04.2014 - BSNL News :

1)  Sh. V.A.N. Namboodiri, Convener, Forum of BSNL Unions/ Associations writes to Shri M.F.Farooqui, Secretary, DOT regarding 78.2% IDA fixation benefit to pensioners who retired before 10.06.2013<<<Click here for letter>>>


2)  GS met Director (Estt) DoT Shri Prachees Khanna and discussed regarding reply to DoE on 78.2% IDA Pay Fixation of BSNL Pensioners case queries. Director (Estt) mentioned that reply to DoE is yet to be sent after the clearance from internal finance of DoT.


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

(a)  CPC from JAO to AO: we expressed our serious concern against non-sending of screening report from JAO to AO CPC from circles to BSNL CO even after completion of one month. GM (FP) assured that shortly a reminder to circles and DoT will be sent to expedite CPC from JAO to AO to fill-up about 1800 AOs vacant posts.


(b) CPC from CAO to DGM (Finance) Adhoc: GM (FP) mentioned that about 140 VCRs of the eligible CAOs have been received on Friday A/N and CPC is being hold within this week. He assured early promotion order. He also assured that as soon as the CPC from CAO to DGM (F) Adhoc is completed, the CPC from DGM (Adhoc) to DGM (Regular) will also be completed.

(c)  CPC from AO to CAO: We requested to initiate CPC from AO to CAO. GM (FP) mentioned that the CAO seniority quota posts are already full and the proposal for diversion of 25% MT quota posts (about 336 CAO posts) has been approved by BSNL MC and the BSNL Board Memo has already been prepared for the approval in the next BSNL Board meeting. After, the Board approval, CPC will be initiated.

(d) Allowing option to JAO's batch 2010: we requested to hold early committee meeting to discuss the matter to allow option to exercise JAOs appointed after 07.05.2010 on the basis of feed back given by our Association. GM (FP) assured an early action in this regard.

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09.04.2014 -BSNL News in Media:

(i) DoT wants transfer of telecom assets to BSNL <<<Click here for detail news>>>

(ii) BSNL to re-introduce Combo top-up vouchers: Offers more value than MRP  <<<Click here for detail news>>>

(iii) Has BSNL taken the wake-up Call? We find Out <<<Click here for detail news>>>

(iv) Telecom secretary MF Farooqui pulls up BSNL for delay in armed forces network rollout <<<Click here for detail news>>>


2)  BSNL Corporate Office issued letter regarding

(i) Disclosure of APAR gradings and action taken on the representation against below bench mark grading <<<Click here for letter>>>>

(ii)  Wanting ACRs w.r.t. DGM ad-hoc promotion in Telecom Finance -<<<Click here for letter>>>>

(iii) Information w.r.t.  disclosure of APARs in connection with promotion to DGM adhoc promotion in Telecom Finance <<<Click here for letter>>>>

(iv) Furnishing current vigilance status w.r.t. preparatory exercise for DPC under seniority quota for promotion from JTO(T) to SDE(T)  <<<Click here for letter>>>>

(v) Timely completion and proper maintenance of Annual Performance Appraisal Report(APAR) for the year 2013-14 and communication of all entries to executives for fairness and transparency in public administration <<<Click here for letter>>>>

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05.04.2014 - DEAR COMRADES!

COM.M.C.RAVI,  OUR ACS HAS LOST HIS FATHER ON 04/04/2014 DUE TO ILLNESS. WE ARE CONVEYING OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCE TO COM.RAVI AND HIS FAMILY MEMBERS.
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05.04.2014-  BSNL News :

1)  SR Cell of BSNL Corporate Office writes of GS, AIBSNLEA regarding information/ status note w.r.t. various issued raised  by Unions & Associations <<<Click here for Note>>>


2) GS writes to


(i) The Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding to grant 5 additional increments to the PAs selected through LICE on the analogy with JAO cadre selected through LICE - cases from the Executives of NTR Circle <<<Click here for letter>>>

(ii) The GM (Pers.), BSNL Corporate Office regarding request for cancellation of Transfer Orders in respect of SDE (T) <<<Click here for letter>>>

(iii) The GM (FP), BSNL Corporate Office regarding request for cancellation/modification of Transfer Orders in respect of CAO <<<Click here for letter>>>


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

(a) CPC from CAO to DGM (Finance) Adhoc:  We requested GM ( FP) to expedite CPC from CAO to DGM (Finance) . GM (FP) mentioned that VCRs from CVO office are yet to be received. CVO office is  trying to take the correct report from Circles w.r.t. names etc. He assured that as soon as the VCRs are received from CVO the CPC will be expedited.


( b) CPC from AO to CAO: We requested to initiate CPC from AO to CAO against the vacant CAO Posts of seniority quota till the time BSNL Board approves on 25% MT Posts diversion is given. GM (FP) assured an early action in this regard.


(c ) CPC from JAO to AO: We requested to issue a reminder to all the Circle for early sending of screening  report and VCRs to BSNL CO to expedite CPC from JAO to AO . GM (FP) assured to issue reminder to Circles shortly.


(d) CPC from DGM (Adhoc) to DGM (Regular): GM(FP) mentioned that to expedite CPC from DGM (F) adhoc to DGM(F) Regular, the VCRs are awaited from CVO. However, he assured that as soon as the CAO to DGM (adhoc) CPC is over this CPC will be completed.


(e) Committee meeting on JAO option case: We requested to hold committee meeting on the issue of allowing to exercise JAO option case who joined after  for 7.5.2010. GM(FP) assured to convene the meeting at the earliest.

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05.04.2014-  Dear Comrades, Shri.P.Sasikumar has been posted as JAO at Coimbatore SSA. Conveying our sincere thanks to the Circle Secy and District Secy for their timely intervention and caused to issue order in this regard. 

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03.04.2014 -  Dear Comrades! 

1) The copy of the letter on pay fixation of AAOs is published below. The BSNL Retired officials who rendered service in DOT are eligible for availing CGHS facility. The copy of the order is published below.
AAO pay fixation  Extension of CGHS facility

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02.04.2014 -  Direct Taxes Code: Draft suggests higher tax burden on super-rich  <Click here>> NEW DELHI: The finance ministry on Tuesday released a draftDirect Taxes Code (DTC), focused on raising more revenue from high net worth individuals, while leaving the slabs unchanged for others.

A new DTC to replace the half-a-century-old Income Tax Act has been in the works since UPA took office in 2004 but the latest draft comes weeks before its second term comes to an end, raising the prospects of the document being junked when a new finance minister takes charge next month.

Yet, the message ahead of the elections is that the Congress-led coalition, which is focusing on the common man, favours a higher levy of 35% for individuals and Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) with an annual taxable income of over Rs 10 crore under what will be India's version of the super-rich tax. To add to this, those earning over Rs 1 crore through dividend income will now face an additional tax of 10%. "Under the Income-tax Act as well as in the DTC Bill, 2010, the dividend distribution tax is to be levied at the rate of 15%. This favours high net worth taxpayers who pay only a fraction of their earnings as tax on their investments in the capital market," the income tax department said in a note released with the draft DTC. Currently, promoters of large companies get away without any tax liability as the entities floated by them take over the dividend distribution tax liability.

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02.04.2014 - PROMOTION TO THE GRADE OF JAO OF CANDIDATES WHO GOT MINIMUM QUALIFYING MARKS IN JAO PART-II LICE AGAINST 40% QUOTA BUT NOT PROMOTED DUE TO NOT COMING IN THE MERIT: 'The matter has been examined in detail and it has been decided by the Competent Authority that the request of the officials who are not coming in merit of the vacancies notified for the exam for promotion and to post them to nearby Circle or deficient Circles cannot be acceded for reasons given below:'  Read More

02.04.2014: APPOINTMENT OF "JUNIOR ACCOUNTS OFFICER ON PROBATION" UNDER 40% QUOTA / 10% QUOTA CONSEQUENT ON COMPLETION OF 4 WEEKS OF PHASE-I INDUCTION TRAINING: BSNL CO has issued appointment orders to 39 successful candidates under 40% quota / 10% quota of JAO examination who are undergoing Phase-I induction training at NATFM Hyderabad.  View orders
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02.04.2014 - BSNL NEWS :


1) GS , AGS (Finance) met Shri S. C. Mishra Member (Services) DoT and discussed regarding reply to Deptt of Expenditure on 78.2% IDA Pay Fixation of BSNL Pensioners. 

Member (S) mentioned that the draft reply proposal has been sent to Member (Finance) for concurrence and Secy(T) for approval. Thereafter the reply will be sent to DOE. He further mentioned that BSNL Pensioners will get the 78.2% IDA pay fixation w.e.f. 1.1.2007 since their pension contribution has already been paid by BSNL. The following clarifications are to be replied to DoE by DoT:

(i) OM dated 15.3.2011 regarding fixation of pension of pre-2007 BSNL retirees with DR 68.8% was issued with the approval of the Cabinet. As such DoT may satisfy themselves and confirm to DoE that further revision of pension with enhanced DR @78.2% does not require consideration by the Cabinet.

(ii) The annual pension liability of the Government on account of BSNL pensioners should not exceed 60% of annual receipts by the Government from BSNL DoT is requested to verify  that annual pension liability on account of this revision does not exceed 60% of  annual receipts by the Government from BSNL.

(iii) In respect of BSNL retirees between 1.1.2007 and 9.6.2013, the revision of pension has been proposed on the basis of revised notional pay. Further, on the basis of this revised notional pay, it has been proposed to revise DCRG, leave encashment, and commuted value of pension. Therefore, the precedent where pension has been revised on the basis of revised notional pay and further benefit of such revision has been allowed in DCRG, commuted value of pension and leave encashment, may please be intimated.


2)  GS, AGS (Finance) enquired the status of 78.2% IDA Pay fixation of BSNL Pensioners case from Member (Finance) office and found that on 25.3.2014 the case has been sent to DDG(TPF) for clearance. We met DDG (TPF) Sh. Shahbaz Ali and requested for early clearance. DDG (TPF) assured that within 2- 3 days the clearance will be given by internal finance wing. Hence, we may expect that in the next one or two weeks time the reply from DOT will be sent to DoE.


3) GS, AGS (Finance) met Jt. Secy (Telecom.) Sh. Umashanker and discussed regarding implementation of E-2 and E-3 IDA Pay Scales in BSNL. Jt. Secy (T) immediately spoke to Director (PSU) and find out the status of the DoT action on the proposal of BSNL to get approved E1A and E2A intermediatory IDA pay scales in BSNL. Jt. Secy (T) after enquiring from Dir (PSU) informed that BSNL's proposal to implement E1A and E2A IDA pay scales has been given to internal finance of DOT and after the clearance, it will be sent to DPE for clarification. However, he assured that within one or two weeks time it will be sent to DPE .

Regarding the appointment of Director (HR) and Director (Finance) in BSNL Board. Jt. Secy. (T) mentioned that appointment of Director (HR) and Director (Finance) BSNL matter may be taken up with Hon'ble MoC & IT  office only.


4) GS, AGS (Finance) met Sh. Anil Kaushal Member (Technology) DoT and discussed regarding refund of BWA spectrum charges to BSNL. Member (T) informed that Government has already decided to refund BWA spectrum charges to BSNL and half salary P.M. to 70000 employees of BSNL. The Govt. decision will be implemented after receiving the funds from Ministry of Finance.

He also mentioned that DOT is writing to BSNL for surrender of WLL Carrier, since it is not being utilized, against this also BSNL may get funds.

Regarding BSNL and MTNL merger, Member (T) mentioned that Technical group of DOT has opined not go for merger without resolving the Technical issues.

5) GS met GM (Estt.) BSNL CO and discussed regarding


(a) Regularisation of officiating JTOs: We requested to regularize officiating JTOs at the earliest. GM (Estt) mentioned that the regularization of officiating JTOs will take place after the approval of JTORR - 2014 and the proposal of  JTORR 2014  on the basis of Committee report will be send to the next Management Committee of BSNL for clearance and thereafter to the BSNL Board for approval. He expected within two months time the process will be completed.

He also mentioned that in JTORR-2014 proposal on seniority fixation as per the existing practice has been incorporated to avoid future litigations. As well as the eligibility criteria is proposed to be reduced from 7 years TTA service to 5 years service. JTO will continue to be the Circle Cadre as our Association strongly protested against All India proposal.

(b) High  Level Committee Report on 30% superannuation benefit and JTO-2007 and 2008 batches Pay anomaly.GM (Estt) informed that he has not received the committee report so far. However, ED (Finance) Chairman Committee might have submitted the report to CMD BSNL for consideration.

It is understood that HLC has not recommended any percentage of contribution on superannuation fund and left with BSNL Management decision . Also linked the JTO 2007 and  2008 batches Pay anomaly case with the decision on finalization of E1A and E2A IDA Pay scales from DPE.

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01.04.2014 -  DECREASE IN IDA W.E.F. 1.4.2014: According to calculations based on All India Consumer Price Index for December 2013, January 2014 and February 2014, IDA is to decrease by 2.1% w.e.f. 1.4.2014 from 90.5% to 88.4%.

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31.03.2014 -  Shri.P.Sasikumar of our SSA is going to complete his JAO Phase I Training on 5.04.2014. Regarding his posting to Coimbatore SSA, our District Secy had spoken with Circle Secy Com.Veerapandian and he himself had approached circle Admn regarding his posting at Coimbatore. Administration is assured to look into the case for posting him at CBT. 

28.03.2014 - AIBSNLEA meeting with DIR (HR) BSNL on the kind intervention of CMD BSNL in response to our letter dated 19.02.2014:GS, FS, AGS (HQ), AGS(Fin) and AFS attended meeting with  Dir (HR) BSNL in response to our letter dated 19.02.2014 on long pending HR issues.

The following officers were also present in the meeting  GM (SR), GM (Pers.), GM (Estt), GM (Restructuring), GM (EF), GM(FP), GM(Admin), GM (CA) and DGM (SR)). DIR(HR) initiated the discussions on pressing pending HR  issues. GS thanked for arranging the meeting and initiated discussions on the HR issues as under:


1. Implementation of Assured Executives Promotion Policy in BSNL.

(a) Implementation of CPSU cadre hierarchy- Change of designations on each Time Bound upgradation on functional basis. First time bound promotion on 1-10-2004 after completion of four years w.e.f. 1-10-2000 in all the cases.

We have already given the detailed letter on this issue on 20.12.2013. On each time bound upgradation to the next higher grade, the designation and the duties/ responsibilities associated with the grade should also be changed as assured at the time of absorption to the Gr.'B' officers in BSNL i.e. "Non post based time bound promotions upto SG JAG level grade and post based promotions after SAG level post ". Also first time bound promotion on 1-10-2004 after completion of four years w.e.f. 1-10-2000 in all the cases.


Reply: Dir(HR) mentioned that GM (Restructuring) has circulated  a draft proposal on this issue to all the  Executives Associations for comments and discussion in the meeting shortly.  We mentioned that United Forum has already submitted common proposal on this issue but it has not been discussed in detail and management has started discussion on the CPSU Cadre hierarchy of other PSUs, BHEL, NTPC, ONGC etc. We pleaded that BSNL is a PSU converted from a Govt. Department; it has the executives absorbed from DOT and BSNL recruited.  The draft Proposal circulated seems to be an attempt to dilute the Executive Promotion Policy (EPP) rather than improving the promotional avenues of the Executives in BSNL  Dir(HR) appreciated our concern and mentioned that the draft proposal needs thorough discussion since it will have bearing in the future promotion avenues of the Executives in BSNL.  He assured that no arbitrary decision will be taken to dilute EPP.  GM (Rest) assured to hold an early meeting to discuss the issue.


(b)  Date of effect of Implementation of revised IDA Pay Scales for the Executives of Civil /Elect./Architect Engg. Wings and PA/PS cadre w.e.f. 1.10.2000 on notional basis.

BSNL Management has granted benefit of residency period w.e.f. 1.10.2000 to the Executives i.e. JTO/SDE (Civil/Electrical/Arch./TF) Engineering wings, CSSs, PAs/PSs, JAOs etc. for whom the RRs were notified after 1.10.2000 and accordingly the pay scales were upgraded. After implementation of this order no Executive has been benefited. Whereas, as per Dr. Vinay Shahi's Committee recommendations the upgraded scales for the above executives' should have been implemented w.e.f 1.10.2000 on actual basis or notional basis. Recently, notional pay fixation from 01.10.2000 in the upgraded pay scales has been allowed to JAOs. Similar treatment is required to be given to JTO/SDE (Civil/Electrical/Arch.) engineering wings and PAs/PSs cadres.


Reply: We pleaded that notional pay fixation of pay w.e.f. 01.10.2000 should be implemented to JTO/SDE (C/E/Arch/TF) Engineering wings and PAs/PSs Cadre as already implemented for JAO cadre. Dir(HR) after some discussions directed GM(Pers) and GM (FP) to examine the matter at the earliest and to appraise him shortly for decision.


(c) Settlement of Pay anomaly cases wherein senior Executives are drawing less pay than their juniors: Committee headed by PGM(FP) submitted its report and denied stepping up of the pay of seniors w.r.t. their juniors as per the provision of EPP and also did not consider the advice of Hon'ble CAT Ernakulam, bench O.A. NO. 109 of 2011 with O.A. No. 110/2011 and 236/2011 judgment dated 07.12.2011 in the Seniors (SDEs promoted as adhoc DEs before getting the second TBP ) getting less pay than Juniors ( SDEs promoted as adhoc DEs after getting the second Time Bound Promotion ) case :  "The respondents are directed to step up the pay of the applicants to the level of pay of their juniors with effect from the date of arising of the anomaly of seniors drawing less pay than their juniors in respect of each of the applicants within a period of 3 months from the date of receipt of a copy of this order. However, this order will not stand in the way of the Committee set up to deal with the issue under consideration in these O.As, giving a more beneficial recommendation for the applicants."

BSNL CO, Pers. Cell appeal against above judgment has been dismissed by Hon'ble High Court Kerala at Ernakulum i.e. "Hon'ble High Court of Kerala has dismissed the petitions OP CAT 1576,1560 & 1592 of 2012 filed by BSNL against the order of Hon'ble CAT Ernakulum in OAs 109, 110, 236 & 241 of 2011(filed by Sethumadhavan & others) which directed BSNL to fix the pay of the seniors at par with the juniors drawing more pay. The Hon'ble Court also observed the unconstitutional part of the condition incorporated in the pay fixation criteria which prohibits complaining against anomalies. Court also commented that such condition is very primitive and against the fundamental rights. As the applicants in the OAs have already filed petition for contempt of court against BSNL, the Hon'ble Kerala High Court allowed three months' time for BSNL to implement the orders passed by CAT" but BSNL first filed SLP in the Hon'ble Supreme Court in this regard denying its implementation but later on Hon'ble Kerala High Court judgment is implemented for the applicants. We request to extend the same treatment to similar executives.


Reply: We pleaded for the implementation of Hon'ble Kerala High Court Judgment to all affected executives by allowing stepping - up of pay under EPP. Dir(HR) mentioned that  BSNL has filed SLP in the Hon'ble Supreme Court against Hon'ble Kerala High Court Judgment and efforts will be made for early hearing.  AIBSNLEA has already impleaded in the case.  


(d) Amendment in BSNL MSRRs allowing Diploma holders to the promotion of Executive Engr. (Civil/Electrical) wings at par with other discipline of executives.

As per the BSNLMSRRs, the existing JTOs/SDEs (C/E/Arch) Engineering wings having diploma qualification were not eligible to be promoted to the grade of Assistant General Manager/EE/Arch. and against the DoP&T guidelines & CPWD RRs wherein Diploma holders are also allowed to be promoted to the grade of EE (C/E/Arch). AIBSNLEA strongly protested against this discrimination and demanded to remove discrimination on the pretext of degree/diploma qualification to the promotion of EE from SDE (C/E/Arch) and parity with the JTO (T) / SDE (T) as per BSNL Board decision.

In addition to this, in the Architecture discipline, having valid registration as Architect with the council of the Architects is made compulsory, which is gross injustice to the absorbed Executives of Arch Engineering wings in BSNL.


Reply: We pleaded to Dir (HR) for giving parity to JTO/SDE (C/E/Arch) with JTO/JAO and SDE/AO cadres in the promotional avenues as assured at the time of absorption by amending the BSNLMSRRs. Dir(HR) mentioned that Management is convinced to sort out the issue but due to disputes between degree and diploma holder of  Executives in Civil/Electrical Wings, the decision is delayed but now issue will be resolved shortly.


2. Implementation of E-2, E-3 IDA pay scales for JTO/JAO & SDE/AO equivalent executives in BSNL. AIBSNLEA has taken the issue many times and recently provided the letter on 20.12.2013 on the issue. As per Recommendation of 2nd PRC, DPE has issued order to all CPSEs vide Letter No. 2(70)/08-DPE(WC)-GL-VII/09 dated 02/04/2009 wherein it is clarified that "There will be no change in the ten pay scales of below board level posts as indicated in OM dated 26/11/2008 and there is no justification for introducing intermediary pay scales. In BSNL the Executives of JTO/SDE level are placed in the lower pay scales against their standard IDA pay scales E2 to E3. Almost all the Oil sector, Steel Sector and Power Sector PSUs including MTNL are already adopted the entry level Executives' pay scale starting from E2 scale. The demand to place JTOs and SDEs in standard pay scales of E2 and E3 is very legitimate.

No intermediary scales have been permitted under DPE O.Ms. dated 26.11.2008 and 02.04.2009. Generally, promotion has to be from one ‘Grade' to next higher ‘Grade' with its corresponding scale as per the promotion policy of respective CPSEs. A CPSE cannot have more than one pay scale in a grade (say DGM & GM in E8 pay scale) to promote its executives within the same grade". Ignoring the DPE O.Ms. on implementation of 2nd PRC recommendation for standard pay scales E-2 & E-3 for JTO/SDE equivalent executives, BSNL Management is continuing efforts to implement E1A & E2A intermediate IDA pay scales in BSNL for JTO/SDE equivalent executives, which is not at all justified. In view of this, standard IDA pay scales E-2 & E-3 as recommended by 2ndPRC are to be implemented in BSNL for JTO and SDE equivalent executives to provide justice.

BSNL Management is not at all serious to introduce CPSU cadre hierarchy and implementation of E-2, E-3 IDA pay scales for JTO & SDE equivalent executives. The Joint Committee of BSNL officers headed by PGM (SR), BSNL CO, New Delhi and the representatives of BSNL Executives Associations was constituted in Feb-2012 to discuss and submit its report on both the issues within a period of six months but even after a laps of two years, no serious discussions has taken place in the Committee Meetings. Executive Associations has already submitted their unanimous opinion/ suggestion on CPSU Cadre hierarchy but the Management side has not started discussion on this. Similarly, E-2, E-3 standard IDA pay scales implementation case has so far not even discussed in any meeting. It clearly shows the ignoring attitude of the BSNL Management.


Reply: Dir(HR) mentioned that a proposal for E-1A & E-2A IDA pay scales for JTOs/SDEs equivalent cadres  has been sent to DoT to get approval from DPE and shortly, the decision is expected. We pleaded that since  intermediate IDA pay scales E-1A and E-2A had been rejected twice from DoT and now again DoT will reject the proposal as the  DPE has not allowed creation of intermediatary  pay scales.. He further mentioned that now DOT has assured to take up the matter with DPE to get settled. However, we further demanded implementation of standard IDA pay scales of E-2 and E-3 for JTO/SDE equivalent executives.


3. Pay anomaly in the pay of JTOs of 2007 and 2008 batches (recruited after 01.01.2007)

AIBSNLEA has submitted its view on this issue in its letter dated 20.01.2014. Around 5000 talented Direct Recruit JTOs have joined BSNL after 1.1.2007 in JTO 2007 and 2008 batch. They are demoralized and frustrated due to a large difference of around Rs 3500/- in basic pay as compared to the JTOs recruited prior to 01.01.2007. At the time of their recruitment, it was advertised that their pay will be fixed in E1A pay scale, but it is unfortunate that their pay was later fixed in revised E1 scale.

It is worthwhile to mention here that a committee was constituted under the Chairmanship of Shri K C G K Pillai, the then PGM (FP) to find out the possibilities to overcome the situation of the pay loss to 2007 and 2008 batch JTOs/JAOs. The committee was in favour to recommend standard pay scales i.e. E2 for JTO/JAO and E3 for SDE/AO, but the committee recommend provisional pay of E1+5 increments only due to possible enhancement in pension contributions in that situation. Management has extended the E1+5 increments of JTO 2007 and 2008 batches but it is definitely not a permanent solution. The pay differences between the JTOs recruited after 01.01.2007 and their counterparts who joined before 01.01.2007 will boost up largely in 3rd PRC in 2017.

DoT has rejected the proposal of BSNL Management for Intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A for the JTO/JAO, SDE/AO equivalent cadres. It is pertinent to mention here that as per the recommendations of 2nd PRC, DPE has issued orders to all CPSEs vide Letter No. 2(70)/08-DPE(WC)-GL-VII/09 dated 02/04/2009 wherein it is clarified that "There will be no change in the ten pay scales of below board level posts as indicated in OM dated 26/11/2008 and there is no justification for introducing intermediary pay scales. DPE has provided the guidelines that all CPSUs should switch over to standard pay scales recommended by 2nd PRC. It is pertinent to mention here that many PSUs in Oil, Power and Electrical sectors including the MTNL have already switchover to the new standard IDA pay scales w.e.f. 01.01.2007 as per the guidelines of DPE.


Reply :Dir(HR) mentioned that the matter has been examined but after 01-01-2007 the pay Fixation cannot be given in the pre=revised pay scales to the executives appointed after 01-01-2007 .  We further requested to give parity with respect to JTOs 2005 batch who joined after 01-01-2007. 

4. 30% Superannuation benefits to directly recruited employees as per DPE guidelines.

This Association has already submitted its crystal clear views about the issues related to provisions of Superannuation Benefits to directly recruited employees in its letter dated 20.12.2013.We requested BSNL Management to resolve superannuation benefits to directly recruited employees as per DPE guidelines. BSNL should contribute 12% as Superannuation Benefits in respect of Direct Recruits, to fulfill the limit of 30% contribution and the effective date of implementation of Superannuation benefits of BSNL Recruited Employees must be 01.01.2007.

As per DPE OM 26.11.2008, CPSEs would be allowed 30% of Basic Pay as Superannuation benefits. So, BSNL should contribute at the rate of 12% Basic plus DA on monthly basis and 8.33% Contribution of BSNL and 1.16% of Government to EPS Fund should be continued. Further, as per DEP OM dated 24-1-2013, it has also been clarified that DEP OMs do not provide for mandatory contribution on the part of employees and suggested that employees contribution to their post retirement benefit would enhance their social security and therefore CPSEs can frame scheme as per their requirement. We suggest that the employee contribution in this respect should not be taken mandatory.

Recently BSNL Management has organized a meeting on 15.01.2014 with all the Unions/Association on this issue and insisted for providing only 2% additional contribution as superannuation fund. But all the Unions/Association including AIBSNLEA has submitted their crystal clear stand for providing the remaining 12% contribution as superannuation fund only.

Reply: Dir (HR) mentioned that to re-examine both the issues at Sl. No. 3 and 4, a high level (HLC) committee has been constituted under the Chairmanship of ED (Finance).The committee has already heard the representatives of Associations/Unions and the report is being submitted shortly.


5. Early Resolution of EPF anomalies with serious discrepancies in respect of Direct Recruited Employees of BSNL.

This Association has already submitted its crystal clear views about the Early Resolution of EPF anomalies with serious discrepancies in respect of Direct Recruited Employees of BSNL in its letter dated 30.01.2014.

Yearly EPF statement is being supplied to BSNL recruited Executives in response to our detailed letter and we are continuously monitoring the same. We requested Director (HR/EB) to resolve EPF issue for BSNL recruited JTOs at the earliest. GM (Estt.) & GM (CA) met EPF Authorities to centralize the EPF accounts online. EPF authorities clarified that EPF account of employees has been centralized at Regional Level and efforts are being made to centralize it on All India level shortly.   But even after a lapse of one year the EPF is not centralized. Hence, BSNL should centralize the EPF. Para-32 of EPF Act clearly stipulates that "no past contribution can be recovered from current salary of the employees, past arrear if any shall be paid by employer in respect of both the contribution". But in many field units in BSNL the past contribution has been recovered from current salary of the employees. A clarification may be issued to field units regarding the same including the refund of the already recovered amount.

BSNL has neither contributed for the diet allowance, nor for the stipend for the period of training, inspite of the mandatory provision of EPF Act. An order in this regard may be issued from BSNL CO for making both the contributions. BSNL Field units (except BSNL CO) are not providing the display of monthly EPF statement to the employees; Due to this the employees are unaware with their actual contribution and relevant shortcomings. Strict instructions may be issued to field units for providing regular EPF statement. The EPF slips are issued with a great delay by EPF authorities. Instructions may be issued to the all concerned IFAs to persue the same with EPF authorities to avoid the said delay.

Reply: Dir (HR) mentioned that GM (CA) is taking solution of this problem and necessary instructions are being issued to all the circles to maintain proper EPF account of BSNL recruited employees. Already an EPF cell has been operated in BSNL CO under GM(CA).


6. CPCs to fill up the vacant PGM/GM/DGM (Engg.)/DGM(Fin), DE/CAO,SDE(T)/ AO equivalent posts in BSNL on Adhoc/ Regular basis.

A good number of PGMs/GMs/DGMs/DEs/SDEs equivalent posts are lying vacant since long. It is adversely affecting the viability of BSNL and causing stagnation in the career prospects of executives. Hence, immediate CPCs to be conducted to fill up all vacant Group -‘A' and Group-‘B' level posts.

Reply: CPCs from JAO to AO, AO to CAO, CAO to DGM (Adhoc) and DGM (Adhoc) to DGM (Regular), Dir (HR) directed GM (FP) to initiate the CPC from AO to CAO immediately to fill-up vacant seniority quota CAO posts till the time 25% MT posts diversion decision is taken by BSNL Board.GM (FP) assured to examine the existing vacancies in the cadre of CAO seniority quota and to process the case to initiate CPC.

GM (FP) further mentioned that the CPCs from CAO to DGM (Adhoc) and DGM (Adhoc) to DGM (Regular) are in progress. VCRs are being collected to expedite the CPCs.

Regarding the CPC to fill up 1800 AOs posts, Director HR) has already given the approval to initiate CPC from JAO to AO. The clarification on SC/ST roster implementation as per Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh judgment has been asked from DoP&T through DoT. Dir (HR) directed GM (FP) to pursue in the DoT for an early reply.


Discussions on the CPCs in Telecom Engineering wing:

a) CPC from DGM (Adhoc) to DGM (Regular): Dir (HR) mentioned that the  proposal to initiate CPC from DGM (Adhoc) to DGM (Regular) who have completed more than 4 years regular service at STS level will be considered  shortly.

b) CPC from SDE (T) to DE (T): Dir (HR) mentioned that CPC to fill up vacant DEs posts on regular basis was initiated but due to pending contempt case in the Hon'ble High Court Chandigarh and SLP in the Hon'ble Supreme Court could not be completed. The SLP in the Hon'ble Supreme court came for hearing on 26.03.2014 and posted for hearing on 15.04.2014 and the contempt case in the Hon'ble High Court Chandigarh is posted for hearing on 13.05.2014 after the settlement of the contempt case against operation of TES Group-B seniority lists no.6&7 the further action on CPC will be taken.

c)   CPC from DE(T) to DGM (Adhoc): Dir (HR) mentioned that CPC to fill up 480 DGM posts on Adhoc basis is in process but the promotion order will be issued only after the clearance from Hon'ble Supreme Court on 147 SDEs (T) LDCE quota seniority case. The case is listed for hearing on 07.07.2014 in the Hon'ble Supreme Court. GM (Pers.) apprised that legal opinion of Sr. Advocate has been taken in this regard and it is opined that 147 SDEs who have been granted "status quo" can not be promoted but to promote other DEs whose seniority is not disputed, clearance is required to be taken from Hon'ble Supreme Court hence, an application will be filed for clearance at the earliest. We requested for early action in this regard as our senior members are retiring every month without getting DGM promotion on none of their fault. Dir (HR) appreciated our concern.

d)   CPC from JTO(T) to SDE(T): Dir (HR)  mentioned that CPC process to fill up vacant SDEs (T) seniority quota posts is going on but the promotion order will be issued after the vacation of stay order on promotion from Hon'ble CAT Ernakulam Bench. The case came for hearing on 24.03.2014 but could not be heard. Next date of hearing is yet to be pronounced. He assured as soon as the stay is vacated the promotion orders will be issued. We further expressed our serious concern against badly delayed CPC due one or the other reason wherein JTO 1994 batch is still waiting for his 1st functional promotion. Dir (HR) appreciated our concern.


7. Inordinate Delay in holding the 33% LDCE for the promotion of SDE (T): Personnel Section of BSNL Corporate Office has already notified the vacancies for the year 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-2013 to Recruitment Section. BSNL has a large number of posts of SDE (T) lying vacant. So the LDCE to fill up these vacant posts is the need of hour. This forthcoming Limited Departmental Competitive Examination from JTO (T) to SDE (T) should be conductedwith a single and common paper. We have submitted our views on this issue in our letter dated 22.01.2014.

Reply:  Dir (HR) mentioned that a committee headed by GM (TRG) to examine the proposal for reducing the existing papers in terms of single paper on Technical Matters and one paper of General Matters. As soon as the pattern of exam is finalized by the committee the LDCE will be notified. Dir (HR) directed GM (Pers) and GM (TRG) to finalize the papers within 15 days. GM (Pers.) also confirmed receipt of our suggestions in this regard. They assured an early action.


8.  Restructuring, Revision of pay scale of AD (OL) and Hindi Translators.

The committee constituted under the Chairmanship of Addl. GM(CP&M) Shri Harshvardhan has not yet finalized the report to restructure the AD(OL) cadre even after a lapse of one and half year. We request for early restructuring of the AD(OL) cadre as per 6th CPC recommendations and to provide promotional avenues as available in DoT/ Govt.

Reply: Dir (HR) directed GM (Pers) to take the report from the Chairman, Committee Shri Harshvardhan, Addl. GM (CP&M) at the earliest. GM (Pers.) immediately spoke with Shri Harshvardhan, Addl. GM (CP&M) on this issue and assured that within 15 days the report will be submitted.


9. Regularization of officiating JTOs and removal of FR-35 pay fixation.

The Committee Constituted to amend the JTO RR-2001 has to submit its report. All the Unions/Associations have already given their views/suggestions in this regard. We request for early regularization of the officiating JTOS and removal of FR-35 Pay Fixation by giving pay fixation under FR-22-(1a)(i) to all the officiating JTOs as per the judgment of Hon'ble Apex Court.

Reply:  Dir (HR) mentioned that the committee constituted for modification of JTO RR-2001 has completed the report and will submit it shortly to the BSNL Management Committee for clearance and thereafter to the BSNL Board for approval. After notification of the new JTO RR – 2014, the regularization of officiating JTOs will take place immediately.   


10. Grievances of PA/ Stenographers' cadre.

(a) Post based promotions for PA/PS to PPS/Sr.PPS.

With restructuring and declaring the cadre of stenographers as ‘dying cadre', the entry cadre is now Personal Assistants (Executive) with only one promotional avenue available as P.S., as against executives of other streams viz. JTO / JAO having promotional avenue upto the level of G.M. and above. In order to reach at least at the level of SG JAG (E-6) before retirement, we suggested the following post based promotion for the Personal Assistants:-

§ All the posts of Stenographers, Personal Assistants and Personal Secretaries may be pooled together and placed in the ratio of 40% (E-1) PA,  40%(E2) P.S. and 20 %(E3) PPS.

§ As per the recommendations of the H.K. Gupta Committee, all the HAG level officers may be provided with secretarial assistance at the level of E-4.

§ All Officers (PA/PS/PPS) who are in E-4 scale for a period of 5 years or have completed 23 years of service from the date of entry in the cadre may be promoted to E-5.

§ All officers who have been promoted to E-5 and have completed a minimum period of 3 years may be placed in E-6.

Reply: Dir (HR) directed GM (Pers) to form a committee to examine the issue of creation of PPS posts in field units as per the requirement of BSNL and the PA/PS cadre.

(b) Introduction of Promotion Policy for Stenos (Dying cadre).

There are about 251 Stenographers working throughout the country in the field units of BSNL.  Out of these 251,majority of the stenographers have completed more than 12 years and is placed in the pre-revised executive pay scale of 9850 & 11875 as the case may be at par with PA/PS.  The Stenographers who have been granted ACP in the executive pay scale ceased to be non-executives as per BSNL HQ order No. 1-22/2009-PAT (BSNL) dated 30.04.2009, yet the status attached to the pay scale has not been accorded to them.    Promotion policy for non-executives has also been notified now.  The only cadre which has been kept outside the purview of both the promotion policies is the Stenographers (dying cadre). Neither Executive Promotion Policy nor Non-Executive Promotion policy has been made applicable to this small group of Stenos drawing executive pay scale.  If no promotion policy is implemented, there is no scope of any Time Bound Promotion in future and have to retire from the present position when others may enjoy the benefits. This discrimination is against natural justice.

Reply: GM (Pers) informed that recently BSNL Board has approved to provide one increment benefit in NE-12 scale to such cadres which are not covered under NEPP & EPP.


11. Antedating of pay - anomaly due to accrual of increment of Junior earlier than the senior after fixation of pay in revised pay scale implementation of 2nd PRC.

We requested to BSNL Management to restore the original order dated 23.09.2009 wherein provision for ante-dating the increment of the senior to that of the junior was envisaged. Alternatively, management can think of any other solution that will address the issue of anomaly wherein the junior does not draw more pay than the senior and also the senior does not face any drop in his basic pay which he/she will be drawing by virtue of the 3% annual increment provided in the rule.  

Reply: We pleaded that BSNL CO's initial order on antedating of DNI was correct but later on it has been withdrawn and a wrong clarification has been issued herein senior executives are put in loss. Director (HR) instructed GM (Estt.) and GM (EF) to have separate discussions on this issue with certain examples wherein seniors are at loss on revised order. Shortly a separate meeting will be held on this issue with GM (Estt) and GM (EF).


12 Allowing exercising options to Departmental JAOs on their promotion who got promoted on or after 07.05.2010.

Allow to execute option to the departmental JAOs appointed after 7.5.2010. As 7.5.2010 was the "cut of date" for implementation of 2nd  PRC for non - executives and the pay of non-executives has to be revised w.e.f. 7-5-2010. We requested to consider that as special case wherein the JAO exam result was declared in March 2010 but they were sent to training centers later on in different months due to shortage in Training centre and these JAOs  could join after 7.5.2010 only and they are not allowed to exercise option  on promotion to executive cadre.

Reply:  Dir (HR) directed GM (FP) to submit committee report on this issue at the earliest. GM (FP) mentioned that one committee meeting could be held so far and next committee meeting will be arranged shortly to discuss the matter.


13.  Two weeks of training to executives whose pay is upgraded and on every promotion under EPP.

BSNL issued the letter no. 32-27/2004-Trg[Vol. VII] Dated: 18/02/2013 for relaxation in mandatory Training under Executive Promotion Policy for officers, who are of 55 years and above age on the date of their respective upgradation order, these officers will have the option of undergoing one week Refresher Course as a part of the mandatory training under EPP followed by appearing in online exam at the respective Training Centre. We further request to withdraw the Mandatory Training.

Reply:  Dir (HR) appreciated our concern and directed GM (TRG) to provide one/two weeks study leave to the executives appearing in on line examination. GM (TRG) assured an early action in this regard.


14.   Inordinate delay in settlement of disciplinary cases.

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

Reply: Dir (HR) assured to send a letter to the CVO for an early settlement of the long pending disciplinary cases.


15.  Modifications in Executives Transfer Policy for soft tenure stations.

We requested for an early action on amendment in transfer policy clause wherein the condition of serving 3 years in soft tenure station for one executive and further he has to serve some other SSA for next 3 years, thereafter, only his request may be  considered for posting to his choice of station. It is not justified and that is why these soft tenure stations vacancies in Telecom. Circles are not being filled up. Hence, immediate modification in Executive Transfer Policy for soft tenure stations is needed.

Reply: GM (Pers.) and GM (Rest) assured that after discussions on this issue the Management Committee Note will be prepared and sent to the BSNL MC shortly for necessary amendments in this regard in the Transfer Policy.


16.  Recruitment of JTO (E)/ JTO (TF) from TTAs cadre through LDCE.

In order to augment the shortage of JTO (E), we proposed to conduct LICE for TTAs having Diploma / Degree qualification in Electrical / Mechanical Engg by making provision in the JTO (E) RR. Also it is a fact that the working strength of JTO (TF) is very less than the sanctioned strength and direct recruitment is not taking place. So we proposed to conduct LICE for TTAs having Diploma / Degree qualification in Electrical / Mechanical / Metallurgical Engg by making them eligible through modification in the JTO (E)/ (TF) RRs.

Reply: Dir (HR) mentioned that as soon as the JTO (T) RR-2014 is approved by MC of BSNL Board on the same line the JTO RRs of other disciplines will also be modified immediately.


17.  Improvement in the revised policy for service GSM, RSTC & Broadband to Executives.

(a) Enhancement of 200 free calls limit per month on RSTC, & enhancement of free call limit on GSM Telephone connection to STS level officer from 500 calls to 800 calls.

(b) Executives working in BSNL Corporate office, New Delhi should be provided GSM service connection from the neighboring BSNL Circles falling under NCR.

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

(d) All the BSNL executives should be provided GSM Handsets of the cost of Rs.3000/- Rs. 4000/- & Rs 5000/- to the JTO/SDE/DE level executives instead of Rs, 1500/- , Rs 2500/- Rs 3500/- respectively.

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

(f) Allowing 3G Mobile service to all Executives.

Reply: GM (Admn) mentioned that the feedback on the issues raised by the association is being taken on number of beneficiaries and financial implications on it. GM (Admn) assured that decision in this regard will be taken within three months.


At last Dir (HR) further mentioned that the management is open to discus the grievances of executives through negotiations rather than agitation approach. We appreciated the concern of Dir (HR) and clarified that AIBSNLEA is always for negotiations only but agitation approach is taken under compelling circumstances only when BSNL management is not responsive to the legitimate issues. We hope that the assurances given during the meetings will be honored in full for the settlement of the issues. We extend our sincere thanks to CMD, BSNL, Dir (HR), GM (SR), GM (Pers.), GM (Estt), GM (Restructuring), GM (EF), GM(FP), GM(Admin), GM (CA) and DGM (SR) for giving patent hearing and holding elaborate discussions on all the issues for their settlement in a time bound manner. We assured our full cooperation. On the issues related to viability of BSNL submitted by this association in the form of resolutions of 4th all India conference held at Nasik. Dir (HR) assured to have a separate meeting on these issues.

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23.03.2014 Dear Comrades, as intimated earlier, our 5th District Conference was held at Thomas Club on today morning. (23/03/2014). The Reports of the Conference is furnished below :


  1. The Conference was arranged in the grand manner by the present Executive Committee members of Coimbatore SSA Branch. First, the function was started with flag hoisting. Our Association flag was hoisted by Com.N.Veerapandian Circle Secretary and after assembling at Conference hall, the prayer song was sung by our lady Com.Srividhya,Com.Chitra and Com.Usha Ramesh.

  2. The meeting was presided by Com.C.Marisamy CAO . Welcome address by Com.A.Sivaraj Asst.Dist.Secy. Our Special invitees Com.N.Veerapandian CS , Com.S.Sivakumar Circle President, Com.M.C.Ravi Circle Vice President, Com.R.Vadivelu Civil Branch President and com.Rajamanickam Org.Secy had participated in the meeting. Com.V.K.Paramasivam CHQ Advisor had joined later.  Com.A.Sivaraj had welcomed all members for their active participation in the meeting since many of ourmembers those who were preoccupied with some programmes had cancelled and attended the meeting. In his inaugural welcome address, he had stressed the importance of casting of  vote for the forthcoming Parliament election in favour of left parties.

  3. Com.M.C.Ravi , Asst.Circle President came from Dharmapuri had delivered a speech at dias. He remembered that our District Branch had fixed the date for our dist.conference on 8th ,whereas the Dharmapuri district conference was fixed on the same date and all the Circle office bearers have to participate in the said meeting and asked us to conduct on 23rd. He surprised to see many members of our branch are participating even on Sunday. He had stressed the need of strengthening our AIBSNLEA since the membership verification will be forthcoming after General Elections. He had requested all members to take part of membership drive and each member should take necessary step to admit one new member. He praised our Com.K.Usman Ali Dist.Secy , who is going to retire on this month, for his active participation in union activities

  4. Com.S.Sivakumar Circle President had addressed about various activities taken by our CHQ and circle for the development of our Association. By using this opportunity, he welcomed all newly formed Electrical Branch Executives, who have joined just one week before by breaking their attachment with other Association. He had explained how other associations are taking the cases of our members and how our Association are doing a favour in respect of all disciplines like Civil, Electrical ,Architech, PA/PS and AD(OL) and Engineering wings. Our AIBSNLEA is only taking all cases irrespective their cadre and achieving many things like a) 78.2% fitment fixation along with united forum b) Officiating in respect of TTAs/JAOs c) Issue of Promotion orders in r/o Civil and Electrical, PA/PS members and we can achieve anything with administration only by strengthening our Association. Now after formation, the strength of Electrical Division members are increasing day by day. He had explained how our Dept.is deceiving us on Time Bound Promotion/Post Based promotions etc and Merger of MTNL with BSNL.
  5. He appreciated the efforts of Shri.K.Usman Ali at this occasion and ask our members to act like him and requested him to advice our Association in future


# Com.R.Vadivelu District President Civil Circle had attended the meeting along with Com.Balakrishnan, Com. Muthukumar, Com.Rengasamy, Com.Gunasekaran. He stressed their grievances with Circle President and Secy and requested to take suitable effort for solving the issues. He praised Shri.K.Usman Ali for his kind cooperation for civil comrades in some of their issues.


  1. Com.Rajamanickam welcomed the gathering and necessity of casting our votes in favour of left parties during the general election and narrated the reasons for the same. Though he is working at Erode, he thought that he is at Coimbatore. He recalled about disinvestment of all PSUs and statistics about CPSUs on disinvestment /profit etc. He is also praising our comrade K.Usman Ali in association with him during All India conferences and District/Circle Conference and nobody can equated him in future.

  2. Com.N.Veerapandian had delivered his speech initially from the formation of AIBSNLEA and what are the steps taken during the split and how our own people had broken the association in past and how they are acting at present and what are  all the corruptness activities on settlement of staff grievances etc and necessity for our unity in future especially at Membership verification.


  1. In respect of Merger of MTNL with BSNL, Govt.has formed a committee headed by a Lady IAS officer and recently he met her alongwith our GS and com.Abimanyu. She was explained about our problems faced on merger and HR issues like Difference in scale of pay, Payment of Pension Contribution, Shouldering the liability of MTNL to the tune of Rs.12000 Crores as on date, Promotion Policy adopted by both PSUs and disinvestment of MTNL etc. She heard patiently and simply conveyed about her responsibility on merger of BSNL and MTNL and she is only to fulfil the commitment made by Govt. and not to hear our HR issues. Hence in future there may be a struggle  and  our CS asked our members to be ready for fight with Administration.

Finally, Com V.K.Paramasivam had addressed the gathering about various event passed on formation of AIBSNLEA from erstwhile TESA-> DOT officers Assn-> AFSOA-> AIBSNLEA and attitudes of our association how it is  different from our Rival associations in solving the issues of staff of all streams and praised Shri.K.Usman Ali by remembering his activities towards Trade union and his child hood/college hood activities at Madurai. He had requested all our members to strengthen our association in view of settling the issues and forming a unity etc. He insisted the task to be carried out for the forthcoming membership verification. He appealed to all members to support actively during membership verification and try to make AIBSNLEA a number one executive association.


Finally , our DS com.K.Usman Ali had spoken. He had accepted all our greetings and as usual he quoted a Bharatiyar Song by which he had narrated how he is placing all our members at his heart and convey his thanks to all members for their cooperation in his past activities. He remembered Late.Shri.Sivasankaran CAO and Late.Smt.Saradhamani JAO  and asked our members to keep two minute silence for resting their soul in to heaven.


After presenting the memento to all our special invitees in token of our love and affection , vote of thanks delivered by Shri.D.Vanaraj.

     

    1. The new District office bearers were selected unanimously .

     

    District President                                             :               Com. S.D.Thenmozhi

    District Vice Presidents                                 :  1)          Com.A.Sivaraj

                                                                                     2)          Com.K.Kandasamy

    District Secretary                                                              Com.N.Velusamy

    District Asst.Secretaries                                 :   1)         Com.D.Vanaraj

                                                                                       2)         Com.S.Sivashanmugam

    District  Treasurer                                            :                Com.Sadasivam

    District Asst.Treasurer                                   :                 Com.N.Elamathi

    Organizing Secy                                             :                  Com.V.Subramanian

                                                                                                   Com Selvarangan SDE

    Executive Members                                   :             Com.M.Raja                                                                                                                              Com. S.Lakshminarasimhan

                                                                                           Com. Sankaran

                                                                                           Com. Kalaranimohan

                                                                                           Com. Arulmurugan

    Auditor                                                                 :       Com. S.Rajendran

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    15.03.2014  -  TRANSFER AND POSTING IN THE GRADE OF ACCOUNTS OFFICER / SENIOR ACCOUNTS OFFICER: BSNL CO has issued request transfer and interest of service transfer orders in AO/Sr.AO grade.  View orders
    2)  REVIEW OF RESULT OF FAILED OC CANDIDATES OF JAO PART-II EXAMINATION HELD IN DECEMBER 2012 BY GRANTING GRACE MARKS: 'The matter has been examined in detail and it has been decided by the Competent Authority that no grace marks shall be given to OC candidates of JAO Part-II examination held in December 2012.'  Read More
    3)  DGM AD-HOC PROMOTION IN TELECOM FINANCE – WANTING ACR: BSNL CO has circulated details of missing ACRs in respect of seven Executives under consideration for promotion to DGM (F) on adhoc basis.  View letter
    4)  TRANSFER / POSTING ORDERS IN THE GRADE OF STS (CAO) OF TELECOM FINANCE: BSNL CO has issued transfer and posting orders in the grade of CAO.  View orders
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    15.03.2014 - CHQ News :

    1) GM(Restg. & WS&I), BSNL Corporate office circulated  draft revised Promotion Policy  to GS AIBSNLEA for further comments/ feedback at the earliest.  <<<Click here for the Draft Policy>>>

    All the Circle / Branch Secretaries are requested to e-mail their  comments/ feedback at the earliest so that the same may be communicated to the all concern.


    2) GS met GM (FP) to discussed regarding


    a) CPC from CAO to DGM (F) Adhoc:  GM(FP) mentioned that CPC work is in process but the VCRs are yet to be received from CVO BSNL. He spoke to Dy. CVO for early sending of the VCRs to complete the CPC. He assured that as soon as the VCRs are received the CPC will be expedited.

    b) CPC from AO to CAO: GM(FP) confirmed the approval of BSNL MC on the proposal of diversion of 25% MTs CAO posts to the seniority quota. He also mentioned that efforts will be made, since the policy decision in Telecom Operation on this issues has already taken in the BSNL Board, hence, further this issue should not be sent to the BSNL Board for approval to save time. However, he assured an early action on this issue.

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    13.03.2014  - Dear Comrades, You may be aware that it was proposed to conduct our Annual District Conference  in the month of Mar 2014 at our recently held GB  and accordingly the venue was fixed by the office bearers of our Branch. 


                           Now it is proposed to conduct our Annual General Body Meeting and felicitation function (farewell) to honour our District Secretary Com.Shri.K.Usman Ali ,( who is going to retire on superannuation in this month)  at Thomas Club (Near Central Telephone Exchange Coimbatore-18) at 1000 hrs of 23/03/2014 (Sunday)


    Our beloved Circle office bearers and many comrades from other SSAs are expected to attend this function. After flag hoisting at Central Telephone Exchange , the meeting will be held at Thomas Club. (Tea & Lunch are being arranged) . All the members are requested to  attend our Annual GB without fail as taking this as an invitation.   

                             

                             In view of conducting Annual GB, it is also proposed to conduct our Executive Committee Meeting at PGM(O) CBE-43 at 1700 hrs of 17.03.2014.

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    07.03.2014  -

    1) Dear Comrades, Our forum for all Unions and Associations has written two letters to CMD and ED (Finance) on issues related to BSNL and MTNL Merger and Superannuation Benefits to be given to BSNL recruited employees. The copies are published here.

    BSNL and MTNL Merger Superannuation benefits

    2)  BSNL retirees who are in receipt of Central Civil Pension can opt for CGHS.<<< view DoT letter >>>

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    28.02.2014 -  FLASH NEWS: JAO Revised syllabus for 40% and 10% LICE is issued today. This is published below.Covering letter Revised Syllabus 
    Covering letter
    Revised Syllabus

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    25.02.2014- BSNL NEWS in Media:


    (i) BSNL hikes FMC of few Broadband Plans by Rs 25 to Rs 350, effective 1-March-14   <<<Click here for detail news>>>

    (ii) Centre may raise age of retirement by 2 years to 62 <<<Click here for detail news>>>


    (iii) CABINET MAY DISCUSS RS 7,500 CR NOTIONAL LOAN WAIVER OF BSNL:'Since the time of corporatisation of BSNL in October 2000, a 15-year notional loan has been showing in the financial books of loss making state-run telecom firm. The loan is being discharged at the rate of 14.5 per cent and penal interest of 2.75 per cent over and above normal rate interest rate.'  Read More


    iv)  BSNL OPPOSES TRAI’S RECOMMENDATION OF SURRENDERING ITS CDMA SPECTRUM: 'BSNL Read More


    v)  COMPILING OF ACR/APAR GRADING OF JUNIOR ACCOUNTS OFFICERS/AAOS: BSNL CO has requested all circles/units to take necessary action for compiling of ACR/APAR grading for a period of five years (i.e from 2008-09 to 2012-13), obtaining disclosure certificate, completing appeal formalities, etc., if any, required in connection with holding of the CPC/DPC of all eligible Junior Accounts Officers/AAOs so that the administration will be in a better position to hold CPC/DPC even at a short span of time.  View letter

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    24.02.2014 - 

    AIBSNLEA meeting with BSNL management in response to our letter dated 19.02.2014:GS, FS, AGS (HQ) and OS (North) attended meeting with BSNL Management in response to our letter dated 19.02.2014 on long pending HR issues. GM (SR), GM (Pers.), GM (Estt), GM (Restructuring), GM (EF), DGM (Pers.), DGM (SR) and AGM (Pension-Estt. Cell) were present in the meeting. GM (SR) welcomed the Association representatives in the meeting and mentioned that management is inclined to settle the issues and proposed to hold the regular meetings to reduce the number of pending issues. GS thanked for arranging the meeting and initiated discussions on the HR issues as under:


    1. Implementation of Assured Executives Promotion Policy in BSNL

    a. Implementation of CPSU cadre hierarchy- Change of designations on each Time Bound upgradation on functional basis. First time bound promotion on 1-10-2004 after completion of four years w.e.f. 1-10-2000 in all the cases.

    We have already given the detailed letter on this issue on 20.12.2013. On each time bound upgradation to the next higher grade, the designation and the duties/ responsibilities associated with the grade should also be changed as assured at the time of absorption to the Gr.'B' officers in BSNL i.e. "Non post based time bound promotions upto SG JAG level grade and post based promotions after SAG level post ". Also first time bound promotion on 1-10-2004 after completion of four years w.e.f. 1-10-2000 in all the cases.


    Reply: GM (Restructuring) mentioned that a draft proposal in this regard has been prepared and in the next week the same will be circulated to Executives Associations for discussion in the meeting. We mentioned that United Forum has already submitted common proposal on this issue but it has not been discussed in detail and management has started discussion on the CPSU Cadre hierarchy of other PSUs, BHEL, NTPC, ONGC etc. We pleaded that BSNL is a PSU converted from a Govt. Department; it has executives absorbed from DoT and BSNL recruited. Hence, after detail discussions the United Forum has submitted the proposal for consideration. GM (Rstrg) assured that shortly matter will be discussed.


    b. Date of effect of Implementation of revised IDA Pay Scales for the Executives of Civil /Elect./Architect Engg. Wings and PA/PS cadre w.e.f. 1.10.2000 on notional basis.

    BSNL Management has granted benefit of residency period w.e.f. 1.10.2000 to the Executives i.e. JTO/SDE (Civil/Electrical/Arch./TF) Engineering wings, CSSs, PAs/PSs, JAOs etc. for whom the RRs were notified after 1.10.2000 and accordingly the pay scales were upgraded. After implementation of this order no Executive has been benefited. Whereas, as per Dr. Vinay Shahi's Committee recommendations the upgraded scales for the above executives' should have been implemented w.e.f 1.10.2000 on actual basis or notional basis. Recently, notional pay fixation from 01.10.2000 in the upgraded pay scales has been allowed to JAOs. Similar treatment is required to be given to JTO/SDE (Civil/Electrical/Arch.) engineering wings and PAs/PSs cadres.


    Reply: We further pleaded that notional pay fixation of pay w.e.f. 01.10.2000 should be implemented to JTO/SDE (C/E/Arch) Engineering wings and PAs/PSs cadre as already implemented for JAO cadres. GM (Pers.) assured to examine the case at the earliest.


    c. Settlement of Pay anomaly cases wherein senior Executives are drawing less pay than their juniors:

    Committee headed by PGM(FP) submitted its report and denied stepping up of the pay of seniors w.r.t. their juniors as per the provision of EPP and also did not consider the advice of Hon'ble CAT Ernakulam, bench O.A. NO. 109 of 2011 with O.A. No. 110/2011 and 236/2011 judgment dated 07.12.2011 in the Seniors (SDEs promoted as adhoc DEs before getting the second TBP ) getting less pay than Juniors ( SDEs promoted as adhoc DEs after getting the second Time Bound Promotion ) case :  "The respondents are directed to step up the pay of the applicants to the level of pay of their juniors with effect from the date of arising of the anomaly of seniors drawing less pay than their juniors in respect of each of the applicants within a period of 3 months from the date of receipt of a copy of this order. However, this order will not stand in the way of the Committee set up to deal with the issue under consideration in these O.As, giving a more beneficial recommendation for the applicants."


    BSNL CO, Pers. Cell appeal against above judgment has been dismissed by Hon'ble High Court Kerala at Ernakulum i.e. "Hon'ble High Court of Kerala has dismissed the petitions OP CAT 1576,1560 & 1592 of 2012 filed by BSNL against the order of Hon'ble CAT Ernakulum in OAs 109, 110, 236 & 241 of 2011(filed by Sethumadhavan & others) which directed BSNL to fix the pay of the seniors at par with the juniors drawing more pay. The Hon'ble Court also observed the unconstitutional part of the condition incorporated in the pay fixation criteria which prohibits complaining against anomalies. Court also commented that such condition is very primitive and against the fundamental rights. As the applicants in the OAs have already filed petition for contempt of court against BSNL, the Hon'ble Kerala High Court allowed three months' time for BSNL to implement the orders passed by CAT" but BSNL first filed SLP in the Hon'ble Supreme Court in this regard denying its implementation but later on Hon'ble Kerala High Court judgment is implemented for the applicants. We request to extend the same treatment to similar executives.


    Reply: We pleaded for the implementation of Hon'ble Kerala High Court Judgment to all affected executives by allowing stepping –up of pay under EPP. GM (Pers.) mentioned that BSNL has implemented Hon'ble Kerala High Court judgment for the applicants and has filed SLP in the Hon'ble Supreme Court. However, he assured to make efforts for early hearing in the case. AIBSNLEA has already filed application for impleadment in the case. We further, pleaded to generalize the Hon'ble Kerala High Court judgment.


    d. Amendment in BSNL MSRRs allowing Diploma holders to the promotion of Executive Engr. (Civil/Electrical) wings at par with other discipline of executives.

    As per the BSNLMSRRs, the existing JTOs/SDEs (C/E/Arch) Engineering wings having diploma qualification were not eligible to be promoted to the grade of Assistant General Manager/EE/Arch. and against the DoP&T guidelines & CPWD RRs wherein Diploma holders are also allowed to be promoted to the grade of EE (C/E/Arch). AIBSNLEA strongly protested against this discrimination and demanded to remove discrimination on the pretext of degree/diploma qualification to the promotion of EE from SDE (C/E/Arch) and parity with the JTO (T) / SDE (T) as per BSNL Board decision.

    In addition to this, in the Architecture discipline, having valid registration as Architect with the council of the Architects is made compulsory, which is gross injustice to the absorbed Executives of Arch Engineering wings in BSNL.


    Reply: We pleaded for giving parity to JTO/SDE (C/E/Arch) with JTO/JAO and SDE/AO cadres in the promotional avenues as assured at the time of absorption by amending the BSNLMSRRs. GM (Pers.) mentioned that a draft proposal has been prepared by PGM (BW/EW) and is now being sent to the competent authority to put up in the BSNL Management Committee and BSNL Board for approval. We requested for an early decision so that about 50 EEs (E) and 100 EEs (C) vacant posts may be filled up. They further assured an early action in this regard. Regarding validity of degree from Distance Education, Committee meeting is being held tomorrow morning at 11.00 AM.


    2. Implementation of E-2, E-3 IDA pay scales for JTO/JAO & SDE/AO equivalent executives in BSNL.  AIBSNLEA has taken the issue many times and recently provided the letter on 20.12.2013 on the issue. As per Recommendation of 2nd PRC, DPE has issued order to all CPSEs vide Letter No. 2(70)/08-DPE(WC)-GL-VII/09 dated 02/04/2009 wherein it is clarified that "There will be no change in the ten pay scales of below board level posts as indicated in OM dated 26/11/2008 and there is no justification for introducing intermediary pay scales. In BSNL the Executives of JTO/SDE level are placed in the lower pay scales against their standard IDA pay scales E2 to E3. Almost all the Oil sector, Steel Sector and Power Sector PSUs including MTNL are already adopted the entry level Executives' pay scale starting from E2 scale. The demand to place JTOs and SDEs in standard pay scales of E2 and E3 is very legitimate.


    No intermediary scales have been permitted under DPE O.Ms. dated 26.11.2008 and 02.04.2009. Generally, promotion has to be from one ‘Grade'to next higher ‘Grade'with its corresponding scale as per the promotion policy of respective CPSEs. A CPSE cannot have more than one pay scale in a grade (say DGM & GM in E8 pay scale) to promote its executives within the same grade". Ignoring the DPE O.Ms. on implementation of 2nd PRC recommendation for standard pay scales E-2 & E-3 for JTO/SDE equivalent executives, BSNL Management is continuing efforts to implement E1A & E2A intermediate IDA pay scales in BSNL for JTO/SDE equivalent executives, which is not at all justified. In view of this, standard IDA pay scales E-2 & E-3 as recommended by 2ndPRC are to be implemented in BSNL for JTO and SDE equivalent executives to provide justice. 


    BSNL Management is not at all serious to introduce CPSU cadre hierarchy and implementation of E-2, E-3 IDA pay scales for JTO & SDE equivalent executives. The Joint Committee of BSNL officers headed by PGM (SR), BSNL CO, New Delhi and the representatives of BSNL Executives Associations was constituted in Feb-2012 to discuss and submit its report on both the issues within a period of six months but even after a laps of two years, no serious discussions has taken place in the Committee Meetings. Executive Associations has already submitted their unanimous opinion/ suggestion on CPSU Cadre hierarchy but the Management side has not started discussion on this. Similarly, E-2, E-3 standard IDA pay scales implementation case has so far not even discussed in any meeting. It clearly shows the ignoring attitude of the BSNL Management.


    Reply: GM (Estt) mentioned that a proposal for E-1A & E-2A IDA pay scales for JTOs/SDEs equivalent cadres  has been sent to DoT to get approval from DPE and shortly, the decision is expected. We mentioned that intermediate IDA pay scales E-1A and E-2A had been rejected twice from DoT and now again DoT will reject the proposal since DPE has not allowed creation of intermediatory pay scales. GM (Estt) mentioned that E-1A and E-2A IDA pay scales earlier were approved by DPE only and now DPE should only suggest the replacement scales of these E-1A and E-2A scale in 2nd PRC recommended scales. He further mentioned that now DoT has assured to take up the matter with DPE to get settled. However, we strongly demanded implementation of standard IDA pay scales E-2 and E-3 for JTO/SDE equivalent executives.


    3. Pay anomaly in the pay of JTOs of 2007 and 2008 batches (recruited after 01.01.2007)

    AIBSNLEA has submitted its view on this issue in its letter dated 20.01.2014. Around 5000 talented Direct Recruit JTOs have joined BSNL after 1.1.2007 in JTO 2007 and 2008 batch. They are demoralized and frustrated due to a large difference of around Rs 3500/- in basic pay as compared to the JTOs recruited prior to 01.01.2007. At the time of their recruitment, it was advertised that their pay will be fixed in E1A pay scale, but it is unfortunate that their pay was later fixed in revised E1 scale.


    It is worthwhile to mention here that a committee was constituted under the Chairmanship of Shri K C G K Pillai, the then PGM (FP) to find out the possibilities to overcome the situation of the pay loss to 2007 and 2008 batch JTOs/JAOs. The committee was in favour to recommend standard pay scales i.e. E2 for JTO/JAO and E3 for SDE/AO, but the committee recommend provisional pay of E1+5 increments only due to possible enhancement in pension contributions in that situation. Management has extended the E1+5 increments of JTO 2007 and 2008 batches but it is definitely not a permanent solution. The pay differences between the JTOs recruited after 01.01.2007 and their counterparts who joined before 01.01.2007 will boost up largely in 3rd PRC in 2017.


    Reply : DoT has rejected the proposal of BSNL Management for Intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A for the JTO/JAO, SDE/AO equivalent cadres. It is pertinent to mention here that as per the recommendations of 2nd PRC, DPE has issued orders to all CPSEs vide Letter No. 2(70)/08-DPE(WC)-GL-VII/09 dated 02/04/2009 wherein it is clarified that "There will be no change in the ten pay scales of below board level posts as indicated in OM dated 26/11/2008 and there is no justification for introducing intermediary pay scales. DPE has provided the guidelines that all CPSUs should switch over to standard pay scales recommended by 2nd PRC. It is pertinent to mention here that many PSUs in Oil, Power and Electrical sectors including the MTNL have already switchover to the new standard IDA pay scales w.e.f. 01.01.2007 as per the guidelines of DPE.


    4. 30% Superannuation benefits to directly recruited employees as per DPE guidelines.

    This Association has already submitted its crystal clear views about the issues related to provisions of Superannuation Benefits to directly recruited employees in its letter dated 20.12.2013.We requested BSNL Management to resolve superannuation benefits to directly recruited employees as per DPE guidelines. BSNL should contribute 12% as Superannuation Benefits in respect of Direct Recruits, to fulfill the limit of 30% contribution and the effective date of implementation of Superannuation benefits of BSNL Recruited Employees must be 01.01.2007.


    As per DPE OM 26.11.2008, CPSEs would be allowed 30% of Basic Pay as Superannuation benefits. So, BSNL should contribute at the rate of 12% Basic plus DA on monthly basis and 8.33% Contribution of BSNL and 1.16% of Government to EPS Fund should be continued. Further, as per DEP OM dated 24-1-2013, it has also been clarified that DEP OMs do not provide for mandatory contribution on the part of employees and suggested that employees contribution to their post retirement benefit would enhance their social security and therefore CPSEs can frame scheme as per their requirement.

    We suggest that the employee contribution in this respect should not be taken mandatory.


    Recently BSNL Management has organized a meeting on 15.01.2014 with all the Unions/Association on this issue and insisted for providing only 2% additional contribution as superannuation fund. But all the Unions/Association including AIBSNLEA has submitted their crystal clear stand for providing the remaining 12% contribution as superannuation fund only.


    Reply: GM (SR) mentioned to re-examine both the issues at Sl. No. 3 and 4, a high level (HLC) committee has been constituted under the Chairmanship of ED (Finance). The committee will shortly take feed back from the Executives Associations and submit the report at the earliest. We further demanded 12% BSNL's contribution Basic + DA as per DPE guidelines towards superannuation benefits of BSNL recruited employees.


    5. Early Resolution of EPF anomalies with serious discrepancies in respect of Direct Recruited Employees of BSNL.

    This Association has already submitted its crystal clear views about the Early Resolution of EPF anomalies with serious discrepancies in respect of Direct Recruited Employees of BSNL in its letter dated 30.01.2014. 

    Yearly EPF statement is being supplied to BSNL recruited Executives in response to our detailed letter and we are continuously monitoring the same. We requested Director (HR/EB) to resolve EPF issue for BSNL recruited JTOs at the earliest. GM (Estt.) & GM (CA) met EPF Authorities to centralize the EPF accounts online. EPF authorities clarified that EPF account of employees has been centralized at Regional Level and efforts are being made to centralize it on All India level shortly.   But even after a lapse of one year the EPF is not centralized. Hence, BSNL should centralize the EPF. Para-32 of EPF Act clearly stipulates that "no past contribution can be recovered from current salary of the employees, past arrear if any shall be paid by employer in respect of both the contribution". But in many field units in BSNL the past contribution has been recovered from current salary of the employees. A clarification may be issued to field units regarding the same including the refund of the already recovered amount.


    BSNL has neither contributed for the diet allowance, nor for the stipend for the period of training, inspite of the mandatory provision of EPF Act. An order in this regard may be issued from BSNL CO for making both the contributions. BSNL Field units (except BSNL CO) are not providing the display of monthly EPF statement to the employees; Due to this the employees are unaware with their actual contribution and relevant shortcomings. Strict instructions may be issued to field units for providing regular EPF statement. The EPF slips are issued with a great delay by EPF authorities. Instructions may be issued to the all concerned IFAs to persue the same with EPF authorities to avoid the said delay.


    Reply: GM (SR) assured that all the circles will be asked to maintain proper EPF account of BSNL recruited employees. Already an EPF cell has been operated in BSNL CO under GM(CA).


    6. CPCs to fill up the vacant PGM/GM/DGM (Engg.)/DGM(Fin), DE/CAO,SDE(T)/ AO equivalent posts in BSNL on Adhoc/ Regular basis.


    A good number of PGMs/GMs/DGMs/DEs/SDEs equivalent posts are lying vacant since long. It is adversely affecting the viability of BSNL and causing stagnation in the career prospects of executives. Hence, immediate CPCs to be conducted to fill up all vacant Group -‘A' and Group-‘B' level posts.


    Reply: CPCs from JAO to AO., AO to CAO, CAO to DGM (Adhoc) and DGM (Adhoc) to DGM (Regular), GM (SR) mentioned that as per the status report given by GM (FP) the CPCs from AO to CAO, CAO to DGM (Adhoc) and DGM (Adhoc) to DGM (Regular) are in progress. VCRs are being collected to expedite the CPCs. Regarding the CPC to fill up 1800 AOs posts, Director HR) has given the approval to initiate CPC from JAO to AO. The clarification on SC/ST roster implementation as per Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh judgment is being asked from DoP&T through DoT. The discussions on CPCs from JTO to SDE (T), SDE to DE (T) and DE to DGM (T), SDE (C/E) to EE (C/E) will be held in the next meeting.


    7. Antedating of pay - anomaly due to accrual of increment of Junior earlier than the senior after fixation of pay in revised pay scale implementation of 2nd PRC.


    We requested to BSNL Management to restore the original order dated 23.09.2009 wherein provision for ante-dating the increment of the senior to that of the junior was envisaged. Alternatively, management can think of any other solution that will address the issue of anomaly wherein the junior does not draw more pay than the senior and also the senior does not face any drop in his basic pay which he/she will be drawing by virtue of the 3% annual increment provided in the rule.   


    Reply: We pleaded that BSNL CO's initial order on antedating of DNI was correct but later on it has been withdrawn and a wrong clarification has been issued herein senior executives are put in loss. GM (Estt.) and GM (EF) assured to have separate discussions on this issue with certain examples wherein seniors are at loss on revised order. Shortly a separate meeting will be held on this issue with GM (Estt) and GM (EF).


    The meeting ended at 18.30 Hrs with an assurance by GM (SR) to discuss further pending items of our letter dated 19.02.2014 at the earliest. After, the completion of discussions on all the items and observing the concern of BSNL management, we will decide further course of action.


    Following points are still to be discussed-


    7. Inordinate Delay in holding the 33% LDCE for the promotion of SDE(T):

    8. Restructuring, Revision of pay scale of AD (OL) and Hindi Translators.

    9. Regularization of officiating JTOs and removal of FR-35 pay fixation.

    10. Grievances of PA/ Stenographers' cadre.

    (a) Post based promotions for PA/PS to PPS/Sr.PPS.

    (b) Common Recruitment Rules & Nomenclature in BSNL.

    (c) Introduction of Promotion Policy for Stenos (Dying cadre).

    12.     Allowing exercising options to Departmental JAOs on their promotion who got promoted on or after 07.05.2010.

    13.       Two weeks of training to executives whose pay is upgraded and on every promotion under EPP.

    14.       Inordinate delay in settlement of disciplinary cases.

    15.       Modifications in Executives Transfer Policy for soft tenure stations.

    16.       Recruitment of JTO (E)/ JTO (TF) from TTAs cadre through LDCE.

    17.       Improvement in the revised policy for service GSM, RSTC & Broadband to Executives

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    21.02.2014-  News :


    1)   REVISION OF PENSION FORMS: DoP&PW has issued amendment to CCS (Pension) Rules 1972, substituting Form 3, Form 5, Form 7, Form 8, Form 10, Form 11, Form 12, Form 13, Form 14, Form 18, Form 19, Form 20, Form 21, Form 22 and Form 24 with new forms.  Read More


    2)  7TH CPC TERMS OF REFERENCE TO INCLUDE DA MERGER AND INTERIM RELIEF: In a bid to woo central government employees ahead of General Elections, the UPA government is expected to ask the seventh pay commission to consider merging 50% dearness allowance with basic pay of the employees. This will form part of the 7th CPC terms of reference (ToR), to be considered by the Cabinet this week. The Commission may suggest interim relief as well. Officials said the ToR of the Pay Commission categorically states that a proposal in this regard should be actively considered. The hikes will be all the more appealing as the Centre is expected to increase the dearness allowance by 10% to 100% by the end of February.


    20.02.2014 - BSNL News :


    1) GS,  AGS (HQ)  met GM (Pers) and discussed regarding-

    (a)  Erroneous implementation of EPP to DGM (Adhoc): we impressed upon for early issuance of clarification on implementation of EPP w.r.t. DGM (Adhoc) for granting E-6 -IDA scale. GM (Pers.) assured to look in to the matter.


    (b)  Non settlement of the pending issues i.e. Creation of PPS posts, Restructuring of AD (O/L) cadre, CPCs from JTO to SDE, SDE to DE and DE to DGM posts, Amendment in BSNL MSRRs allowing Diploma holders to the posts of EE (C/E) wings etc: GM (Pers.) mentioned that all these issues status is known but he will like further to discuss in the meeting being held on 24.02.2014.


    2) GS, AGS (Finance) and CS TN Circle met GM (FP) and discussed regarding-

    (a) CPC from JAO to AO: GM (FP) mentioned that today he has received the approval from Director (HR) to initiate the CPC from JAO to AO and to immediately seek clarification from DoT on Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh judgment on SC/ST roaster implementation. He mentioned that shortly SEA cell will issue instructions to the circles to conduct screening of ACRs/VCRs and thereafter to send to BSNL CO for final promotion orders and meanwhile efforts will be made to take clarification from DoT. However, he assured an early action in this regard.


    (b) CPC from AO to CAO: GM (FP) mentioned that diversion of 336 MTs post to seniority quota of CAOs posts proposal is pending for MC approval. As soon as the approval is given the CPC will be completed. The ACRs/VCRs are being scrutinized by SEA cell.


    (c) CPC from CAO to DGM Adhoc and DGM (Regular): GM (FP) mentioned that both the CPCs are in process but VCRs are awaited.


    (d) The status of AO/CAO/DGM(F) posts (approx) as under-


    1. No. of  vacant AOs posts approx. -1800

    2. No. of CAO Posts for prpmotees-674

    3.No. of Regular CAOs working-294 against Sl.no.2

    4. No. of CAOs Adhoc working as on dated -380 against Sl. NO.2

    5. No. of CAO Posts for MTs-673

    6. Proposed diversion from MT quota-336 CAO posts

    7. No. of posts in proposed CPC for CAO Adhoc to CAO Regular-1010

    8. No. of posts in proposed CPC from AO to CAO Regular (674+336)

    9.100 MTs recruitment is under process.

    10.Total No. of DGM (Fin.) posts-402

    11.No. of working DGM (Fin.) on Adhoc  basis-198

    12.No. of DGM (Fin)Adhoc proposed for CPC for DGM (Fin) regular-176

    13. No. of DGM (Fin) posts proposed for CPC for DGM (Fin) Adhoc-180(Approx)

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    15.02.14 - GS, FS, AGS (Fin) met GM (FP) on 13.02.2014  and discussed-


    (a) CPC from JAO to AO: We requested to initiate CPC from JAO to AO to fill up about 1800 AOs vacant posts. GM (FP) mentioned that the legal opinion from BSNL's advocate on the implementation of Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh judgment has been taken wherein it has been advised that BSNL may issue promotion orders as per the Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh judgment without considering the SC/ST roaster. Now the legal opinion is being processed to the competent authority for further directions. However, he assured an early action in this regard.

    (b) CPC from AO to CAO: GM (FP) mentioned that the proposal for diversion of 336 MTs posts to seniority quota is pending for MC approval. As soon as the proposal is approved these posts will also be filled up. However, the CPC work is in progress, the VCRs have already been called from CVO.

    (c) CPCs from CAO to DGM (Adhoc) and DGM (Adhoc) to DGM (Regular): GM (FP) mentioned that CPCs from CAO to CAO (Adhoc) and DGM (Adhoc) to DGM (Regular) are in progress. The VCRs have already been called from CVO. He assured an early action in this regard.

    (d) Grace marks to JAO Part-II Exam OC candidates: GM (FP) mentioned that the proposal is being sent to the competent authority for consideration and decision in this regard.
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    15.02.14 -  Important decisions of Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations meeting held on 13.02.2014: An emergency meeting of the Forum of BSNL Unions and Associations was held on 13.02.2014. The meeting seriously discussed the formation of subsidiary companies for Tower Asset, proposed merger of BSNL and MTNL as well as other recommendations of the GoM. The meeting also discussed about the expansion of BSNL networks to face competition. GS & AGS(HQ) attended the meeting. 


    After detailed discussions, the meeting decided to submit a memorandum <<<<Click here for Memorandum>>> addressed to Dr. Manmohan Singh, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, New Delhi on the following issues.


    1) MTNL is having a huge market liability of around Rs.12,000 crores. Further, MTNL shares have already been sold in the market to the extent of 46%. Lot of HR issues are also there to resolve before merger. Under these circumstances, if BSNL and MTNL are merged, it will seriously affect the revival of both BSNL and MTNL. Hence, the meeting decided that the government should first address these issues comprehensively, before the merger of BSNL and MTNL.
    2) The meeting strongly condemned the unilateral decisions taken by the BSNL Board to create subsidiary companies- one for the infrastructure and one for the land asset. The tower asset, land and the Optical Fiber network are the major strength of BSNL. If they are separated from BSNL, then nothing remain in BSNL leaving the 2.4 lakh employees. The meeting demanded that these decisions should be scrapped.
    3) The meeting decided that the government should fully compensate the loss being incurred by BSNL, on account of running rural landline service only to meet the social obligations of the Govt.
    4) The meeting decided that the government should extend soft loans to BSNL, to meet its capital expenditure, for procurement of equipments, for the immediate expansion/upgradation of its networks to face the aggressive competition from the competitors.
    5) The meeting decided that, BSNL should be exempted from the payment that the government has stipulated for spectrum liberalisation. It may be noted that liberalisation of 900 Mhz spectrum is very much essential for BSNL to provide 4G service. BSNL should be given the freedom of spectrum trading, since it will help BSNL to mobilise resources. As per the conditions laid down by the GoM, BSNL cannot trade its spectrum.
    6) The meeting decided that BSNL should be given freedom to procure equipments for all the four zones through tender. At present, the government has mandated that BSNL should procure 30% of the equipments (West Zone for mobile) only from ITI. Expansion of networks in the West Zone is seriously affected for the past so many years, as a result of this condition. ITI is not manufacturing any GSM equipment.
    7) The meeting decided to write to the Prime Minister, demanding not to grant any extension of service to the incumbent CMD, after his superannuation, as well as to take immediate action to fill up the posts of DIR(HR) and DIR(Fin).
    8) The meeting decided to further take up the issue of 30% superannuation benefit to the BSNL recruited employees with CMD/BSNL. BSNL recruited about 31983 employees (20016 Non Executives and 11967 Executives). In the agreement signed on 12.06.2012 with BSNL Mgt and Forum, BSNL agreed to review the decision.
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    11.02.2014 - CHQ News :


    1)  Meeting with GM(Estt.), BSNL C.O. on 07.02.2014: GS, AGS (Engg.) met GM (Estt.) BSNL CO and discussed regarding allowing to execute option to the departmental JAOs appointed after 7.5.2010 GM(Estt) mentioned that 7.5.2010 was the  "cut of date" for implementation of 2nd  PRC for non - executives and the pay of non-executives has to be revised w.e.f 7-5-2010, the cut of date can’t be changed. We requested to consider that as special case wherein the JAO exam result was declared in March 2010 but they were sent to training centers later on in different months due to shortage in Training centre and these JAOs  could join after 7.5.2010 only and they are not allowed to exercise option  on promotion to executive cadre. GM (Estt.) further mentioned that any such example or case may be referred where in the cut of date is changed.


    2) GS, AGS (Engg.) met CMD BSNL


    (a) Non Settlement of the HR issues of executives: We requested for his kind intervention for the settlement of long pending HR issues. As, despite our repeated requestes no break through has taken place in resolving the HR issues. CMD assured to look into the matter.


    GS, AGS (Engg) met Shri Anupam Shrivastava Director (CM/Finance) and requested-

    (a) Anomalies in the valuation of JAO Part-II Exam Answer Sheets of AP Circle- We apprised Director (CM/Fin) regarding the anomalies in valuation of JAO Part-II Exam answer sheets of AP telecom Circle and requested for consideration of grace marks to OC candidates. Director (CM/Fin) assured to get examined the matter from concerned officers and an early action.

    (b) Non-settlement of service matters of Accounts Personnel- Arrogant attitude of Sr. GM (Fin) AP Telecom Circle- We expressed our serious concern against the arrogant attitude of Sr. GM (FP) AP telecom Circle to wards Accounts Personnel also day to day work of AP Telecom Circle which is not in the interest of smooth sailing of AP Telecom Circle. Director (CM/Fin) assured to look into the matter.

    (c) Action to improve GSM services in the western zone: We requested to take action for betterment of GSM services in the western zone wherein M/s ITI is not giving required service. Director (CM) appreciated our concern and mentioned that now BSNL is dealing directly with OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) for Mtce. of GSM equipment i.e. HCL and HP etc. Also, tender of 0.63 million GSM lines core equipment for western zone has been floated which will be decided shortly to give immediate relief to western zone.

    (d) BSNL's subsidiary of towers: We expressed our concern against Govt's move to create BSNL's Tower Subsidiary wherein BSNL assets will be divided and staff will further be transferred or absorbed in new subsidiary. Director (CM) mentioned that BSNL will have Tower Subsidiary as holding company and having full control. He mentioned that through 70000 Towers of BSNL, lot of revenue may be earned by sharing with private operators. Some license fee may be saved and depreciation amount will be reduced. Hence, creation of tower subsidiary will benefit BSNL. Regarding transfer of staff to new subsidiary, he mentioned that even today some staff is deployed in this work and that will be discussed with Unions/Associations.

    (e) Utilization of BSNL's Civil and Telecom Factory Wings: We requested for best utilization of BSNL's Civil and Telecom Factory wings man power, expertise and infrastructure in CM segment i.e. award of tower foundation work to BSNL Civil wing at the competitive rates and manufacturing of Towers, SIM cards in the Telecom Factories. Director (CM) appreciated our concern and mentioned that he will discuss the matter with the concerned officers of Civil and TF wings but these wings are to ensure manufacturing on competitive rates.

    He also mentioned that we have to reduce CAPEX and only required equipment/ material is to be purchased. He further mentioned that BSNL's target should be to get profit more than Rs. 10000 Crores in the next two years to make BSNL viable and to ensure smooth implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations in the BSNL.           



    BSNL NEWS in Media:

    (i) Exclusive: BSNL launches Special EVDO data STVs in UP(E) and Kerala, 900MB @Rs 99   <<<Click here for detail news>>>


    BSNL'S OUTSTANDING DUES RUNS IN HUNDREDS OF CRORES: 'Arrears for basic services far exceed the amount due on account of wireless services in the case of both the telcos. For BSNL's basic services, the maximum amount pending is against subscribers in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.'  Read More

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    05.02.2014- Dear Comrades, Our Circle President Com,Sivakumar's mother expired on today evening. (05.02.2014 evening at 1600 hrs) The cremation will be held on tomorrow @ 1500 hrs in Tanjore.    We express our deep condolence and share the grief with him and his family and friends.

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    04.02.2014 - 

    1) MERGER OF BSNL AND MTNL: 

    BSNL has called for the views of all unions and associations on different aspects of merger of BSNL and MTNL.   View letter


    2)  COMPOSITION OF 7TH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION The Finance Minister Shri P. Chidambaram has issued the following statement: “The Prime Minister has approved the composition of the 7th Central Pay Commission as follows: 1. Shri Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur (Retired Judge of the Supreme Court and Retired Chairman, Armed Forces Tribunal) - Chairman; 2. Shri Vivek Rae (Secretary, Petroleum & Natural Gas) - Member (Full Time); 3. Dr. Rathin Roy (Director, NIPFP) - Member (Part Time); 4. Smt. Meena Agarwal (OSD, Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance) - Secretary." (PIB)

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    04.02.2014 -  GS writes to Sh. R K Upadhyay, CMD, BSNL regarding distribution of posts at DE/AGM level in Telecom operations under schedule 1A of BSNL MSRR-2009-intermediate arrangement till a review of HR plan by BSNL Board similar action in other disciplines i.e.  Finance/Civil/Electrical wings is requested. [Ref: AGM(Pers.I) letter no.400-212/2012-Pers-1 dated 23.01.2014] <<<Click here for letter>>>

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    04.02.2014 - Dear Comrades, Our special general body meeting was held at PGM(O) CBE 43 at 1730 hrs of 03.02.2014 as intimated earlier. Com.C.Marisamy CAO had presided over the meeting and DS Com Shri.K.Usmanali and Com.A.Sivaraj ADS and Com.Shri.D.Vanaraj and many members were participated. The decision taken at the meeting is given below :


    1) To conduct our Annual General Body Meeting during the second saturday of March 2014. ( Circle Secy has intimated that Dharmapuri Annual GB had already been fixed on the said day and request us to make it convenient for them to attend our meeting.) Hence it is now decided to conduct our Annual GB on 23.03.2014 (Sunday) at PGM(O) CBE 43 . 

    2) Since our DS Shri.K.Usmanali is going to retire on superannuation on the A/N of 31.03.2014, it is also decided to give our farewell party on the same meeting ie. on 23.03.2014.

    3) New DS will be selected in the place of Com.Shri.K.Usman Ali,

    4) Request our Circle Secy and CHQ Advisor to make it convenient to attend the said meeting.

    5) Request all our members to participate in the Annual GB without fail since some of the topics like membership verification process, DS selection, Non-recovery of Overpayment on fixation of pay etc, will be discussed. 

    6) It is also decided to collect subscription upto Feb 2014 and Donation for AGB -Rs.200/- and Farewell party donation -Rs.100/- may be collected from our members.

    Finally, vote of thanks delivered by Com. N.Sadasivam AO . 

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    21.01.2014 - Our District Secy. has informed that our District Association General Body meeting will be held at PGM(O) CBE -43 at 1730 hrs of 03.02.2014 (Monday) to discuss about i) Finalizing the date of conducting Annual General Body Meeting 2) local issues , if any, etc. with the permission of the chair. Hence all members are requested to attend our GB on 03/02/2014 without fail .


    2)  Dear Comrades! Order for phase II training for JAOs (26 Nos.) is issued. The training will commence at RGMTTC, Chennai from 03-02-2014 for Five weeks. However we took the case for sending all the remaining persons at the same time for this training. They will also be sent to the same date. Approval is awaited. Orders will be issued shortly. Our sincere thanks to our PGM (F) and the Comrades at NATFAM, Hydrabad. Order copy is published below.Phase II training for JAOs

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    மூன்று ஆண்டுகளுக்குப் பின், நாடாளுமன்ற தேர்தலுக்கு நான்கைந்து மாதங்கள் முன்னதாக, பத்திரிகையாளர்களைச் சந்திக்கும் பிரதமர் மன்மோகன் சிங் ராஜினாமாவை அறிவிப்பாரோ என்ற ஊகம் எழுந்தது. பதவி விலகலுக்கு அவர் சந்திக்க வேண்டியது ஜனாதிபதியை, பத்திரிகையாளர்களை அல்ல. பின் ஏன் இந்த சந்திப்பு? ராகுல் பிரதமர் வேட்பாளர் என்ற எதிர்பார்ப்பை, காங்கிரஸ் கட்சி உலவ விடுவதற்குத்தான். தனக்கு கொடுக்கப்பட்ட வேலையை, மிகவும் கச்சிதமாகச் செய்து முடித்துவிட்டார் மன்மோகன் சிங்.

    நான்கு மாநிலங்களில், படுதோல்விக்கு முன் மன்மோகன் சிங் தலைமையில் தான், நாடாளுமன்றத் தேர்தலைச் சந்திக்கப் போவதாக காங்கிரஸ் சொன்னது. பின் பிரதமர் வேட்பாளரை கட்சி, ஜனவரி 17ம் தேதி, அறிவிக்கும் என்றது. 'இரவல் தந்தவர் கேட்கின்றார். அதை இல்லையென்றால் விடுவாரா?' என்ற கண்ணதாசனின் வரிகளைச் சொல்லாமல் சொல்லி, 'மூன்றாம் முறையாகப் பிரதமராக மாட்டேன். ராகுலிடம் பொறுப்பை ஒப்படைப்பேன். அவரை விஞ்சி வேறு யாருக்கும் பிரதமராகும் தகுதி இல்லை' என்று பத்திரிகையாளர் சந்திப்பதில் அறிவித்தார் மன்மோகன் சிங். ரேஷன் கடை மாதிரியான பத்தரிகையாளர் சந்திப்பு அது. ஆளுக்கு ஒரு கேள்வி. யார், யார் என்பதை மந்திரி மணீஷ் திவாரி அழைத்தார், பெயர் தெரியாதவர்களை கறுப்புக்கோட்டு, வெள்ளைச் சட்டை என்று குறிப்பிட்டார். சுருக்கமான, கூரான கேள்விகள். சுருக்கமான ஆனால் பொறுப்பற்ற பதில்கள். ஒரு சடங்கு போல், ஒத்திகை செய்யப்பட்ட நாடகம் போல் அமைந்த அந்தப் பத்திரிகையாளர் சந்திப்பில், கொஞ்சமும் தயங்காமல் கிடுக்கிப்பிடி போட்ட பத்திரிகையாளர்களைப் பாராட்ட வேண்டும். ஆனால், யார் என்ன கேட்டாலும், பிரதமர் எந்த உணர்ச்சியையும் வெளிகாட்டாமல் பதில் சொன்னார்.

    பொருளாதாரம் பற்றிய கேள்விகளுக்கு, மழுப்பல்களும், சுவைக்கு உதவாத புள்ளி விவரங்களுமே பதில்கள். வேறு கேள்விகளுக்கு, வருந்துகிறேன் ஏதோ நடந்துவிட்டது, எல்லாம் துரதிர்ஷ்டவசமானது, என்றார். ஊழல்கள் பற்றிய நேரடிக் கேள்விகளைத் தாங்க முடியாத கட்டத்தில், ஊழல் எதுவும் நடைபெறவில்லை. மக்கள் எதையும் ஊழலாக எடுத்துக் கொள்ளவில்லை. அதனால் தான், 2009ல் எங்களை மறுபடியும் தேர்ந்தெடுத்தனர் என்று எல்லார் காதிலும் முழம் முழமாகப் பூ சுற்றுகிறார். ஐ.மு.கூ.,வின் முதல் ஆட்சிக் கால ஊழல்கள் பற்றிய விவரங்கள் இரண்டாம் காலத் தொடக்கத்தில் தான் தெரியவந்தன! 'மக்களே ஊழல் என்று முடிவு செய்யாததை நீங்கள் ஊழல் என்கிறீர்களே' என்று பத்திரிகையாளர்களை விமர்சித்தார் பிரதமர்.

    அலைக்கற்றை ஒதுக்கீடு பற்றிக் கேட்டதற்கு, 'அதில் நியாயமாக நடந்து கொள்ள வேண்டும், எல்லாம் வெளிப்படையாக நடந்து கொள்ள வேண்டும் என்று சொன்னேன். அதில் நான் நேர்மையானவன் அல்லவா' என்று கேட்டார். என்ன நேர்மையோ இந்த நேர்மை! அரசின் தலைவர் என்ற முறையில், பிற அமைச்சர்கள் எடுக்கும் முடிவுகளுக்கும், தான் பொறுப்பு என்பதை வசதியாக மறந்துபோனார். தன் பேச்சைக் கேட்காத அமைச்சரை நீக்கவும், அவர் எடுத்த முடிவுகளை மாற்றவும் அதிகாரம் பிரதமருக்கு இருக்கிறதே. ஏன் அதைச் செய்யவில்லை. தான், எதிலும் ஆதாயம் பெறவில்லை என்று பூடகமாகச் சொன்னார். வெளிப்படை நிர்வாகம் பற்றிப் பேசியவர் அலைக்கற்றை ஒதுக்கீட்டில், ஆதாயம் பெற்றவர் யார் என்று சொல்லியிருக்கலாமே. அது யார் என்று அவருக்குத் தெரிய வில்லை என்றால், பிரதமராகத் தொடரும் தகுதியை இழக்கிறார். தெரிந்தும் சொல்ல முடியவில்லை என்றால், நேர்மையான மனிதர் என்ற தகுதியை இழக்கிறார்.

    நிலக்கரிச் சுரங்கங்களை ஏலத்தில் விடவேண்டும் என்று சொன்னாராம். ரொம்பச் சரி. அவர்தானே, நிலக்கரித் துறை அமைச்சராகவும் இருந்தார். சுரங்கங்களை ஏன் ஏலத்தில் விடவில்லை? யார், யாருக்கு எந்தெந்தக் காரணங்களுக்கு ஒதுக்கீடு செய்யப்பட்டது என்பதை பிரச்னை வெடித்த பிறகாவது சொல்லியிருக்கலாமே. ஏன் சொல்லவில்லை? கோப்புகள் காணாமல் போய்விட்டன என்றபோது, 'கோப்புகளின் காவலன் அல்ல நான்' என்றவர், கோப்புகளுக்குக் காவலன் அல்ல, சுரங்கங்களுக்கும் காவலன் அல்ல, தேசத்திற்கும் காவலன் அல்ல. பாழடைந்த பங்களாவின் வாசலில், பீடி குடித்துக் கொண்டிருக்கும், ஒரு கிழட்டுக் காவலாளியின் பொறுப்புணர்வில் கொஞ்சமும் இல்லாத மனிதர், நம் பிரதமர் என்று சொல்லிக் கொள்வது வெட்கக்கேடு.

    இவர், பத்தாண்டு நமக்குப் பிரதமராக இருந்து தொலைத்திருக்கிறார் என்பது வரலாறு, இது நம் மீது திணித்துள்ள அவமானம். இவரிடம் பிரதமர் பதவியைக் கொடுத்து, அதிகாரத்தை எடுத்துக் கொண்ட மேலிட சக்தி, பாழ்பட்ட பங்களாவில் சுரண்டுவதற்கு இனி எதுவும் இல்லை; சுரண்டியதைக் காப்பாற்றுவதற்கான நடவடிக்கைகளை எடுத்து வருகிறது.அதே பத்திரிகையாளர் கூட்டத்தில், பிரதமர், குஜராத் முதல்வரும் பா.ஜ.,வின் பிரதமர் வேட்பாளருமான நரேந்திர மோடியைச் சீண்டினார். கொத்துக் கொத்தாகக் கொலை செய்தவர் என்று வர்ணித்தார். எந்தக் காலத்திலும் அவர் சொந்த வசனம் பேசியதில்லை. ஆகவே, அவருக்குப் பின்னே உள்ள சக்தியே வசனகர்த்தா.இதில் இன்னொரு மரபு மீறலும் இருக்கிறது. அரசு ஏற்பாட்டில், அரசு செலவில், செய்தி ஒளிபரப்புத் துறை அமைச்சர் அருகில் அமர்ந்திருக்க அரசியல் பேசினார் பிரதமர். அரசின் கவுரவம் பறிபோவது பற்றி என்றுமே அவர் கவலைப்பட்டதில்லை. தனக்கு கவுரவம் இருப்பதாக, ஒரு காலத்திலும் அவர் நினைத்துப் பார்த்ததில்லை. அவரிடம் இல்லாதது பற்றி, மக்கள் கவலைப்படுவதிலும் அர்த்தமில்லை.

    'உங்கள் கட்சி ஆளும் இமாச்சலப் பிரதேச முதல்வர் வீர்பத்ர சிங், தனக்கு வேண்டிய தொழிலதிபர்களுக்கு சகாயம் செய்து, தன் குடும்பத்து ஓட்டல் தொழிலை விரிவுபடுத்தக் கடன் வாங்கிய போர்வையில் லஞ்சம் வாங்கியிருக்கிறாரே' என்ற கேள்விக்கு, 'அது பற்றி யோசித்துப் பார்க்க எனக்கு நேரமில்லை. நான் அதில் என் கருத்தைச் செலுத்தவில்லை' என்று பதில் சொன்னார்.அடுத்த அரை மணி நேரத்தில், ஊழல் பற்றிய தகவல்கள் வரவேண்டும் என்று பிரதமர் உளவுத்துறையை கேட்டால், அவரது மேஜைக்குத் தகவல்கள் வந்து சேருமே. அவர் அப்படிக் கேட்கவில்லை. ஏனெனில், அவரிடம் நாற்காலியும் பேனாவும் தான் இருக்கின்றன. மேஜையும் கோப்புகளும், 'உள்ளே தள்ளும்' இழுப்பறைகளும் வேறு யாரிடமோ இருக்கின்றன. இதெல்லாம் நன்றாக தெரிந்தும், இதற்கு வளைந்து கொடுத்துப் பதவியை மட்டும் தக்கவைத்துக் கொண்டுள்ள பிரதமர் சொல்கிறார்... 'நிகழ்கால பத்திரிகை உலகம்தான் என்னை விமர்சிக்கிறது. சரித்திரம் என்னை யோக்கியமானதாக காட்டும்' அடடா, என்ன எதிர்பார்ப்பு இது!

    இவர் சரித்திரம் என்று சொல்வது எதுவென்று தெரியவில்லை. சோனியாவும், ராகுலும், மணீஷ் திவாரியும் எழுதப்போகும் சரித்திரமா? தேர்தலுக்குப் பின், அவர்களே இவர் மீது சேற்றை வாரியிறைக்கக் கூடும். அது போகட்டும்... நிகழ்காலச் செய்திகளின் பதிவே, பிற்காலத்தில் வரலாறு செய்யப்படும் என்பது தெரியாதவரா இவர்? இந்த உரத்த சிந்தனைக் கட்டுரை உட்பட, பத்திரிகை உலகம் பதிவு செய்வதெல்லாம் வரலாறு தான். பத்திரிகையாளர்கள் வேறு, வரலாற்றாசிரியர்கள் வேறு என்ற மாயையிலிருந்து விரைவில் விடுபடுவார் மன்மோகன் சிங் என்று எதிர்பார்க்கலாம்.இரண்டாம் முறை தேர்தலில் வென்றுவிட்டால், முதல் பதவிக் கால முறைகேடுகள் ஒரு பொருட்டல்ல என்று மக்கள் எடுத்துக் கொண்டுள்ளதாக, மக்களை ஒருநாளும் தேர்தலில் சந்திக்காத மன்மோகன் சிங் கூறியிருக்கிறாரே. அதே தர்க்கம் மோடிக்கு உதவாதா? மூன்று முறை ஜெயித்த மோடி, 2002ம் ஆண்டு கலவரத்தின் கொலைக்காரர் என்று சொல்லப்பட வேண்டாமே. இவர் ஒரு சீக்கியர். இந்திரா படுகொலை செய்யப்பட்டதை அடுத்து எழுந்த கலவரத்தில், 3,௦௦௦ சீக்கியர்கள் கொல்லப்பட்டனரே, அதை யார் செய்தது? நரேந்திர மோடியும் அவரது தொண்டர்களுமா? அது பற்றிய கேள்விக்கு இவரது பதில் மழுப்பலே.

    அரசு நடத்திய பத்திரிகையாளர் சந்திப்பில், பிரதமராகக் கலந்து கொண்ட மன்மோகன் சிங், மோடி மீது பாய்ந்தது விரும்பத்தக்கதல்ல. தன் பதவியின் கவுரவத்தை அவர் காக்கவில்லை. இதில் வருத்தப்பட்ட, பா.ஜ., உடனே, அருண் ஜெட்லி தலைமையில் ஒரு பத்திரிகையாளர் சந்திப்புக்கு ஏற்பாடு செய்தது. தொலைக்காட்சியில் இரண்டு பத்திரிகையாளர் சந்திப்புகளையும் பார்த்தவர்கள், அரசியல் நாகரிகத்தின், கருத்து சுதந்திரத்தின் வித்தியாசங்களை உணர முடிந்தது. பா.ஜ., பேசியது, சொந்த வசனம். அதில் மனிதத் தன்மை இருந்தது. மன்மோகன் சிங் பேசியது இரவல் வசனம். கலகலப்புக்கு இடமில்லாமல், கேள்விகளை ஒட்டிய துணைக் கேள்விகளுக்கு இடம் கொடாமல் நடத்தப்பட்ட நிகழ்ச்சி அது. ஆட்சியை மன்மோகன் சிங் நடத்தவில்லை. அவர் பெயரால் ஆட்சி நடக்கிறது. பத்திரிகையாளர் சந்திப்பையும், அவர் நடத்தவில்லை. அவர் பெயரால், அது நடந்தது. இங்கே எல்லாமே, 'பினாமி' தான்.பிரதமராக சொதப்பிவிட்டாலும் மனிதர் என்ற முறையில், மன்மோகன் சிங் நல்லவர் என்ற சமாளிப்பு வெகுகாலமாகவே இருந்து வருகிறது. அது என்ன நியாயமோ? நல்ல மனிதர், நல்ல நிர்வாகியாக இல்லாமல் போவது நிறுவனத்திற்கல்லவா நஷ்டம்? பொன்னைத் துறக்கலாம், பொருளைத் துறக்கலாம். ஆனால், தன்னையே துறக்கும் புனிதமான முனிவர் தன்மைக்காக, தான் வேறு அரசு வேறு. அரசின் எந்த முடிவுக்கும் தான் பொறுப்பல்ல என்று தனக்குத் தானே, வேற்று மனிதராக எண்ணிக்கொண்டு பேசுவதற்காகவும் பிரதமர் மன்மோகன் சிங் வரலாற்றில் இடம் பெற வேண்டியது தான். வரலாற்றில் அவர் நிச்சயம் இடம் பெறப்போகிறார், வீட்டுக்கு ஹீரோவாக, கட்சிக்கு முகமூடியாக, நாட்டுக்கு வில்லனாக!
    ஆர்.நடராஜன் -(கட்டுரையாளர் அமெரிக்கத் தூதரக முன்னாள் அரசியல் ஆலோசகர்)

    17.01.2014 -  Our Branch has expressed our sincere thanks to CHQ and Circle Branch for the efforts taken on regularization of JTO(Offg) into JTO Cadre. In our SSA itself, more than 30 TTAs are officiating as on date in the cadre of JTO for the last 8 years and they are likely to be regularized as JTO if the RR for JTO cadre is suitably modified. Now, the fruit has come on the way. Mgt. has circulated new RR among Association. Then it will be released and recruitment process will be commenced. So, at very soon they can eat the fruit. Once again thanks for our Association for their tiredsome efforts.

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    17.01.2014 - Revision of RR of JTO(T) 2001 accepted by the Management and a draft Recruitment Rules has been prepared and circulated for more feedback from Associations:  AIBSNLEA consistent efforts yielded the result in getting released the draft revision of Recruitment Rules of JTO(T)-2001 <<<Click here for draft RRs of JTO(T)>>>>. This will definitely pave the way for early regularisation of officiating JTOs.

    In view of the above, all the CHQ Office Bearers, Circle / Branch Secretaries are requested to give their feedback at the earliest so that the same may be given to BSNL Management.

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    17.01.2014 - GS, FS, AGS(HQ) met GM(FP) and discussed

    (a) CPC from JAO to AO: We expressed our serious concern against delay in initiating CPC from JAO to AO to fill up about 1800 vacant AO posts. GM(FP) appreciated our concern & mentioned that the queries made by CLO & GM(Pers.) have been prepared and after their clearance, the proposal to initiate CPC will be sent to the Competent Authority in the next week itself.

    (b) CPC from AO to CAO on regular basis: We requested to fill up vacant CAOs posts on regular basis. We also pleaded that 25% of MT quota posts (- 336 CAOs posts) should be diverted to seniority quota as the decision in this regard has already been taken in Telecom Engineering Wing. GM(FP) mentioned that a proposal to fill up 336 MT quota CAO posts on adhoc basis  has been sent to MC for approval but now the same will be modified on the basis of BSNL Board decision in Telecom Engineering Wing.  He immediately spoke to Sr. GM(CS & Legal), BSNL C.O. to receive the Board decision Memo on 25% MT posts diversion to seniority quota in Telecom Engineering Wing. He assured an early action in this regard.

    (c) CPC from CAO to DGM(Adhoc) & DGM(Adhoc) to DGM(Regular): We requested to fill up vacant DGM(F) posts on adhoc and regular basis. GM(FP) mentioned that the approval of the competent authority to hold CPC from CAO to DGM(Adhoc) and DGM(Adhoc) to DGM(Regular) has been taken & CPCs process have been initiated by collecting ACRs/VCRs.

    (d) Grace Marks in JAO Part-II Exam: We requested for granting 5 grace marks to OC candidates who appeared in JAO Part-II exam & could not qualified due to 4-5 marks less. GM(FP) mentioned that the status/data in this regard has been collected from Circles & will shortly be processed to the Competent Authority for consideration.

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    17.01.2014 - Dear Comrades! On AD(OL) Demands:

    OurGS, FS, AGS (HQ), met informally to the Members of Committee constituted to discuss regarding JHT/Sr. HT and AD (O/L) cadres restructuring headed by Additional GM (CP&M). We strongly demanded and pleaded in support of

    (1) Pay scale anomaly: Revised pay scale of JHT/Sr. HT at par JTO (T) and ADOL equivalent to CDA pay scale Rs.8000-14500 (CDA) - approved by DOT should be implemented.

    (2) Change of Designation: Designation Should be changed to Assistant Director (OL) from Rajbhasha Adhikari. (3) Regular promotion be given with retrospective effect from the date of officiating as AD(OL)

    (4) AD (OL) cadre may be restructured and upgraded as like as other cadre of erstwhile DoT.

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    Condolence: We received a message that the Father of Com.Suganthi Periasamy, AO/ERD demised after long illness at Erode. He is the Father-in-law of Com.C.Periasamy, DS/ERD SSA. We express our deep condolence and share the grief with them and the family and friends.

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    17.01.2014 -  Circle News :

    1) Dear Comrades! Order for  Looking on arrangement for 11 AOs to CAOs, 60 JAOs to AOs are issued. Vigilance clearance for 54 JTOs, for Looking on arrangement  for SDEs is also called for. Copies of the orders are published below.VC called for JTO to SDE AO to CAO looking on JAO to AO LA


    2)  Dear Comrades! Order for Time Bound Promotions to PA/PS and SDE is released. After looking on arrangement was made for them on our continuous insistance, this order is released. Our Congratulations to all PA/PSs and SDE getting the TBP.Option for Rotational Transfer for Raj basha Adhikaris is called for. When rotation transfer in respect of SSA to SSA is not implemented in other Executive cadres, we feel, is it essential for this cadre? Perhaps among them they want request transfer to a particular SSA. In that case it may be sorted out among themselves and may be given on mutual basis. The reactions of those officers may be informed to us so that we may pursue the case accordingly. TBP for PA/PSs Options for Raj basha Adhikaris


    - Congratulations :  Our Com. A.Sivaraj and Com.M.Thangamani are assigned to look after the duties of CAO and Com.M.Sadashivam is assigned to look after the duties of AO in addition to existing CAO(L/A) Comrades Shri.L.Nagaraj and Shri.T.Kesavan. 

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    17.01.2014 - Union Cabinet decides Refund of BWA Spectrum to BSNL/MTNL and Govt. Pension under Rule -37A to MTNL Employees:Union Cabinet in its meeting held on 9th Jan.2014 decided to refund BWA Spectrum to BSNL and MTNL and Govt. Pension under Rule-37A to MTNL Employees at par to BSNL Employees.

    Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) can surrender their broadband wireless access (BWA) spectrum and get refunds of Rs 11,258 crore, the Cabinet said. TV rating agencies, on the other hand, might have to shell out Rs 200-300 crore to meet at least one of the regulations, which also require them to be registered. BSNL had paid Rs 6,724.51 crore and MTNL Rs 4,533.91 crore. Both had together accumulated a loss of Rs 39,314 crore (BSNL Rs 24,681 crore; MTNL Rs 14,633 crore) at the end of March 2013.

    AIBSNLEA since beginning has  been demanding refund of BWA Spectrum  to BSNL and initially the BSNL Unions and Associations strongly protested against the payment of BWA  spectrum. Accordingly, the payment was delayed by BSNL to DoT for two days and against these two days delay Rs. 6.0 Crs. was charged as interest from BSNL. During the period AIBSNLEA in the formal and informal meetings with DoT/BSNL officers raised this issue and recently after the formation of Group of Ministers (GoM) again Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations submitted memorandum to the GoM for the Revival of BSNL wherein  refund of BWA Spectrum charges was also one of the important demand. On this basis, GoM considered and recommended refund of BWA Spectrum to BSNL and MTNL for their Revival Plan to the Union Cabinet for consideration.

    AIBSNLEA has also been demanding payment of Pension contribution on actual basic Pay instead of highest of the IDA Pay scales from BSNL but this issue is yet to be considered by the Govt. The settlement of the issue will pave the way in finalizing the standard IDA pay Scales to JTO and SDE equivalent cadres in BSNL.

    - By consistent efforts of all unions/ associations, at last Govt.has decided to refund this spectrum fee by which this year BSNL's financial position will also be improved. Thanks to all concerned for their effort taken in this regard. 

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    17.01.2014 - CHQ News :

    1) Meeting with the Committee members to discuss restructuring of JHT/Sr.HT and AD(O/L) Cadres:GS, FS, AGS (HQ), met informally to the Members of Committee constituted to discuss regarding JHT/Sr. HT and AD (O/L) cadres restructuring headed by Additional GM (CP&M). We strongly demanded and pleaded in support of

    (1) Pay scale anomaly: Revised pay scale of JHT/Sr. HT at par JTO (T) and ADOL equivalent to CDA pay scale Rs.8000-14500 (CDA) - approved by DOT should be implemented.

    (2) Change of Designation: Designation Should be changed to Assistant Director (OL) from Rajbhasha Adhikari.

    (3) Regular promotion be given with retrospective effect from the date of officiating as AD(OL)

    (4) AD (OL) cadre may be restructured and upgraded as like as other cadre of erstwhile DoT.

    We also apprised that in August -2008 Director (HRD) ordered to process the case for upgradation of the pay scale of the post of AD(O/L) in BSNL from IDA pay scale of Rs. 9850-14600 to Rs. 11875-17275 for Board Memo  giving full details but  the same was not processed by Pers. Cell for which the reasons are best known to them. Committee Members assured after detail discussions that committee will consider our feedback  and early submission of the report.


    2) GS, OS (North) met GM (Estt.) & discussed regarding pay anomaly case of JTO's (SRT) Quota pay fixation case i.e. E-1 + 5 increment and pay anomaly case of JTO 2007, 2008 batches also pay fixation case of JTO's batch wherein 5 increments are yet to be granted, GM (Estt.) mentioned that clarification regarding JTO's SRT quota & JTO's 2010 batch to provide 5 increment benefits is under consideration, shortly 5 increment benefit will be granted to these JTO's but the pay anomaly case of JTO's 2007 & 2008 batches could not be considered in the revised pay scale as to remove such anomaly in the revised pay scales after 01.01.2007 does not exist. We further pleaded that disparity in pay scale of JTO's (in pre revised pay scale and revised pay scale) has to be removed.

    Incentive in acquiring high education (M. Tech.) while in service GM (Estt.) mentioned that recently PAT cell BSNL CO has issued instruction that those JTO's have acquired M. Tech. Degree while in service may apply within 6 month time to get incentive.

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    07.01.2014 - BSNL News:

    1) BSNL Corporate office issued order regarding grant of one time relaxation to regular Sub Divisional Engineers (Civil) who have not undergone prescribed entry level training for JE(C)/JTO(C)- <<<Click here for letter>>>


    2) 25% STS Posts (DEs) reserved for MT Recruitment: It is understood that BSNL Board in its meeting held  today  on 06.01.2014 approved the proposal to reserve 25% (1325) DEs posts for MT recruitment instead of 50% (2650) DEs posts. Now 75% of DEs posts (3975) may be filled up on regular basis. Hence, in future only regular promotion in DE cadre will take place. As in the earlier BSNL Board meeting the proposal was deferred for decision but with the consistent efforts of the association with BSNL Board Directors (Govt. nominee from DoT ), CMD and other BSNL Board Directors in the informal meetings, we could convince them regarding the need of reducing 50%  MT  quota to 25% MT quota. Similar action will also be taken in  other disciplines (i.e. Telecom /Finance/Civil/Electrical) wings for MT quota as assured by Director (HR).


    Association News :


    GS, President met GM (Estt.) and discussed:-


    (a) Regularization of officiating JTOs: We requested for an early action on regularization of officiating JTO's. GM (Estt.) mentioned that the minutes of committee report has been prepared for modification in JTO RR 2001 and after the views/ suggestions taken from unions/ associations, The committee report will be submitted to management committee for approval. However, he further assured for an early action in this regard.

    (b) Allowing option on pay fixation case of JAOs joined after 07.05.2012: We requested to consider the case to allow option on pay fixation case of JAOs joined after 07.05.2010 on the basis of feed back provided by the association. GM (Estt.) mentioned that another meeting of committee could not be held but the feedback given by the association will be looked into. Circle secretaries are requested to provide some more information to CHQ regarding JAOs of year 2010 batch joined before 07.05.2010 or exercised option within one month period from 07.05.2010 after joining as JAO, it will help in settling the issue.

    (c) 3% pay fixation in the lower / old scale and 3% pay fixation in the higher grade on promotion:  GM (Estt.) mentioned that the issue has been referred to DOT for clarifications on DPE guidelines and he has personally spoken to the concerned officers for furnishing the early reply.


    GS, President, AGS (F) met GM (FP) and discussed  regarding


    a) CPC from JAO to AO: We expressed our serious concern against delay in holding CPC from JAO to AO. GM (FP) mentioned that the proposal for filling of approx. 1800 AOs post has been sent to the competent authority for approval to initiate the CPC but at present proposal is pending for the last 2 weeks with CLO BSNL CO for clearance of SC/ST roster implementation. However, he assured an early action in this regard. Com. GS immediately spoke to CLO BSNL for early clearance. CLO assured that he will give his comments within this week.

    b) CPC from AO to CAO: We requested that on the pattern of Telecom ( Engg.), the 25% MT quota posts may be  reserved for MT recruitment and rest 75% CAOs post may be filled on regular basis. GM (FP) assured to take the early approval of the competent authority in this regard.

    c) CPC from CAO to DGM (Adhoc.): We requested to expedite CPC process from CAO to DGM (F) GM (FP) mentioned that the CPC work is in process to fill up 176 DGM (Fin.) posts. The ACRs/ VCs have been called to expedite CPC.

    d) CPC from DGM (Fin.) Adhoc to DGM (Fin.) Regular: We requested to initiate CPC to regularize all Adhoc DGM (Fin.) as DGM (Fin) Regular. GM (FP) mentioned that to initiate CPC proposal has been sent to the competent authority for approval and thereafter the CPC will be initiated to regularize all Adhoc DGM (Fin.), who have completed 4 years regular service as STS, he assured an early action in this regard.

    e) Grace marks JAO part-II OC candidates: We requested to consider grace marks to JAO part-II OC candidates at PAR SC/ST candidates. GM (FP) mentioned that earlier the case was processed to the competent authority but has been denied. However, association may take up the matter at higher level.

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    24.12.2013 -  Our Association News :

    GS, AGS (HQ), AGS (Fin) and CS NE-II Circle Comrade Prodeep Deb met GM (Estt), BSNL CO and discussed regarding-

    a. Regularization of Officiating JTO’s: We requested to expedite the process of regularization of officiating JTOs. GM (Estt) mentioned that the Committee Constituted to amend the JTO RR-2001 has prepared the minutes of the earlier meeting and shortly in the next committee meeting JTO RRs will be finalized. And shortly the same will be sent to BSNL Management Committee for clearance and thereafter to BSNL Board for approval. However, he assured an early action in this regard.

    b. 3% Pay fixation in the Present Pay and 3% Pay fixation on Promotion instead of 6% at once: We requested for early decision in this regard. GM (Estt) mentioned that shortly he will talk to Director (PSU)/DoT for an early reply on this issue and thereafter necessary action will be taken.

    c. 78.2% IDA Pay fixation case for BSNL pensioners: We requested to further take up the matter with DoT to revise the Presidential Directives on 78.2% IDA Pay Fixation issued on 10.06.2013 on the basis of CMD, BSNL latest letter for payment of arrears written to Secretary (T), so that BSNL Pensioners Pay fixation and Pension revision w.e.f. 01.01.20007 and after may also take place. GM (Estt) assured to look into the matter.

    d. Double HRA case of A&N Telecom Circle: GM (Estt) assured that he will personally talk to the Director (Estt)/DoT for an early reply on this issue to BSNL CO.

    e. TTA RRs: GM (Estt) mentioned that TTA RRs have been finalized by the committee and will shortly be placed to BSNL Management Committee for clearance and thereafter to BSNL Board for approval.

    f. Revised Policy for Compensatory Ground Appointments (CGA): GM (Estt) mentioned that the revised policy for Compensatory Ground Appointments (CGA) have been finalized and shortly will be sent to BSNL Management Committee and BSNL Board for consideration and approval.

    g. Declaration of JTO LICE results of some circles and trainings:  We requested for early declaration of JTO LICE results of some of the circles and early training of the JTOs to the eligible candidates in training centers. GM (Estt) mentioned that shortly all the circles results will be declared and training will be conducted. The next LICE will be notified just after declaration of JTO results. 


    GS, FS, AGS (HQ) and AGS (Fin) met GM (FP), BSNL CO and discussed regarding-

    a. CPC from JAO to AO: We requested to initiate CPC process from JAO to AO to fill up about 1800 AOs vacant posts. GM (FP) mentioned that as per the directions given by Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh on SC/ST roaster implementation the case is processed to competent authority and the competent authority has asked the comments from GM (Pers) on the policy. GM (Pers) has sent the case to CLO BSNL CO to examine the proposal and CLO has assured to give clearance within two – three days and thereafter with the approval of Director (HR) the CPC work will be initiated. He assured an early action in this regard.

    b. CPC from AO to CAO(Adhoc): GM (FP) mentioned that the 50% of CAOs posts of seniority quota are already filled up. A proposal to utilize 25% MT quota (336 posts) has been sent to the competent authority for approval. After this approval only the Adhoc CAO CPC will be initiated.

    c. Introduction of LDCE in the AO cadre: We expressed our serious concern in this regard and requested that till the time CPC from JAO to AO is completed no LDCE should be imposed to avoid litigations. GM (FP) assured that before the completion of the current CPC from JAO to AO no LDCE will be imposed.

    d. Making a common pool of Calcutta station for counting stay in the cadre of AO/CAO: GM (FP) mentioned that SEA cell will call the stay particulars of AOs/CAOs working at Calcutta station in Telecom Circles WB, CTD, ETR, ETP, TF, ITPC, T&D, QA circle etc and on that basis the future transfer orders of AOs/CAOs will be issued.

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    24.12.2013 - BSNL News in Media :

    (i) BSNL soon to launch talk-time transfer service on SMS/USSD   <<<Click here for detail news>>>

    (ii) PESB shortlists Anupam Shrivastava for post of CMD of BSNL <<<Click here for detail news>>>

    (iii) BSNL Continues to Report losses, What Should be Next? Our Analysis   <<<Click here for detail news>>>

    (iv) Telecom minister Kapil Sibal to announce mobile governance initiative today <<<Click here for detail news>>>

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    21.12.2013 - 

    1)  Dear Comrades! AO transfer order is issued by CO/ND. Com.Karthikesan, AO is transferred back to TN Circle. Com. Gnanasekaran, AO is transferred to ITPC-HD. Other s in the list. We discussed the cases of other transfer and cancellation of transfer. They will be released shortly.The order is put down here.
    AO transfer order

    2)  Dear Comrades! The officiating JTOs case was sent to a committee for further process. The usual formalities to be observed will take two to three months. Do not worry. Our sincere effort will never be wasted. The promotional prospects of Directly recruited TTAs will also be protected. AIBSNLEA will not leave the issue to get diluted.

    3) Dear Comrades! Another feather in the cap of AIBSNLEA: Our long persuasion to settle the Pay anomoly between DR JTOs of 2005 Batch posted before and after 01-01-2007 is now settled. They are to be given Rs.22,820/ as basic on the date of joining after 01-01-2007. This case is exclusively pursued by our Association. It adds feather to the cap of AIBSNLEA. We congratulate our CHQ.  
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    21.12.2013 - Association News :

    1) GS writes to Shri R K Upadhyay, Chairman & Managing Director, BSNL regarding

    (i) Non-finalization of IDA pay scales of JTO equivalent (E2) and SDE equivalent (E3)  <<<Click here for letter>>>

    (ii) Issues related to provisions of Superannuation Benefits to directly recruited employees [Ref:- (1) BSNL CO letter no. 1-23-2012-PAT (BSNL)  Dated 12.07.2013 and   (2) AIBSNLEA Letter No. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/Sr.GM (Admn.)/2013 Dated: 31.07.2013] <<<Click here for letter>>>

    (iii) Request for implementation of notional pay fixation w.e.f. 1.10.2000 for the executives' of Civil/Electrical/Architecture/PA/PS and equivalent cadres in the field units of BSNL- <<<Click here for letter>>>

    (iv) Introduction of Time Bound Functional Promotion/CPSU cadre hierarchy in BSNL [Ref: BSNL Letter No: 4-5/2-11-Restg dated 01.07.2013] <<<Click here for letter>>>


    2)  GS, Advisor (HQ) Sh. Satish Kumar and GS AIRBSNLEWA, Shri Kishan Singh met Member (Services) and Director (Estt.) DoT and discussed regarding implementation of 78.2% IDA pay fixation of BSNL pensioners. Member (S) mentioned that DoP&PW has asked the clarification from DoT whether the approval of Department of Expenditure (DOE) has been taken on this issue and the same has been replied by DoT on 09.12.2013 that no approval / clearance from DOE in this regard has been taken. Now the further reply/ clearance is awaited from DoP&PW. We also requested that on the basis of CMD, BSNL letter regarding actual payment/ arrears payment, DoT should revise the presidential directives. Member (S) mentioned that the same may be discussed with Addl. Secretary Telecom. (AST) & Jt. Secretary Telecom (JST). However, we will take up the, matter with AST/JST and CMD, BSNL.


    3)  GS, Advisor (HQ) Sh. Satish Kumar met Ms Rita Teaotia, AST (DoT) and discussed regarding Govt. support to BSNL to strengthen its financial health. AST mentioned that GoM is already seized  with the issue and trying for the revival of BSNL by way of refunding Spectrum Charges, Awarding Important Govt. Projects viz NOFN, USO Towers, Army Projects etc. wherein BSNL will earn hundreds of crores of rupees. But in addition to all these, BSNL, Employees should provide quality services and earn revenue for BSNL.
    It is understood that Cabinet Note on MTNL Employees pension under Rule 37-A from Govt. of India is going to be discussed in the next week Cabinet meeting. But the cabinet note on pension contribution on actual basic pay of BSNL employee to DoT not being sent to Cabinet right now and it will be considered later.
    We requested for implementation of E-2 and E-3 IDA standard pay scales to JTO/SDE equivalent executives in BSNL, since the issues as mentioned above are being settled for MTNL employees by DoT. AST mentioned that this issue will also be taken up shortly.


    4) GS writes to

    (i) The PGM (EW) BSNL CO regarding request for transfer in the cadre of EE (E) - <<<Click here for the letter>>>

    (ii) The GM (FP) BSNL CO regarding requests for Re-allotment of Posting orders / Own Cost Transfer / Deferment of Transfer Orders - <<<Click here for the letter>>>

    (iii) The Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding representation received from Shri Srimanta Sahoo, AO (Stores), Odisha regarding harassment due to working in Hindi <<<Click here for the letter>>>

    (iv) The Director (Finance), BSNL Board regarding Departmental Competitive JAO Part II Exam (40%) held on 17thto 19th December 2012 - request to review the result of the Examination in Rajasthan Telecom Circle - <<<Click here for the letter>>>

    (v) The General Manager (Pers), BSNL Corporate Office regarding representation for revision of seniority from TES Gr. B Qualifying Exam 11.1991 to 01.1990 in respect of Shri Mohinder Pal, SDE, Staff No. 36672, BSNL HRMS No. 198401627 presently working in the O/o the GMTD Sri Ganganagar SSA of Rajasthan Telecom Circle   <<<Click here for the letter>>>

    (vi) The Director (Finance), BSNL Board regarding Departmental Competitive Exam JAO Part II (40%) – request for grant of grace marks [Ref: Examination held on 17th to 19th December 2012] <<<Click here for the letter>>>

    (vii) The PGM (BW), BSNL CO regarding Own Cost Transfer Request application - Case of Shri K.M. Mari Gowda, SDE(Civil)  <<<Click here for the letter>>>

    (viii) The GM (FP), BSNL CO regarding request for cancellation of Transfer Orders on Own Cost - Case of Smt. R. Devaki, JAO, CMTS, Trichy  <<<Click here for the letter>>>

    (ix) The Director (Finance), BSNL Board regarding retention of the admissibility of pay fixation taking AAO pay scale of Rs.7450-225-11500 (upgraded pay scale as on 01-01-1996) for those who were promoted as AOs after 01-01-1995 and before 01-01-1996 and excised option to re-fix their pay in the AO post after accrual of next increment in the  AAO post on or after 01-01-1996 - <<<Click here for the letter>>>

    5) GS, President TN Circle  Com. Shiv Kumar met GM (Estt.) & discussed regarding retention of the admissibility of pay fixation taking AAO pay scale of Rs.7450-225-11500 (upgraded pay scale as on 01-01-1996) for those who were promoted as AOs after 01-01-1995 and before 01-01-1996 and exercised option to re-fix their pay in the AO post after accrual of next increment in the  AAO post on or after 01-01-1996.

    GM (Estt.) mentioned that the case was processed by SEA Cell and after the concurrence of EF Cell the clarification was given by Estt. Section. However, he assured to re-examine the case.


    BSNL NEWS :

    1) 

    BSNL Corporate Office issued letter regarding

    (i) Guidelines for filling out Annual Performance Appraisal Reports (APARs) of employees in BSNL- <<<Click here for letter>>>

    (ii)  Forgoing on promotion w.r.t. Promotion and posting of the Executive SDE(Telecom) to the AGMs/DEs of Telecom Operation Stream on purely temporary and adhoc basis-<<<Click here for letter>>>

    (iii) Awareness session on growth and development of BSNL - Suggestions received from Union and Associations - <<<Click here for letter>>>

    2) 

    CMD, BSNL selection process completed today: It is understood that Sh. Anupam Shrivatava, Director(CM), BSNL Board is selected for the post of CMD, BSNL. Today PSEB conducted interview for the post of CMD, BSNL wherein Sh. Anupam Shrivatava Director(CM), BSNL Board is selected as CMD, BSNL. Sh. Anupam Shrivatava may join on 1st July, 2014 on retirement of Sh. R.K. Upadhyay, CMD BSNL on 30th June,2014.

    We congratulated Sh. Anupam Shrivatava on his selection as CMD, BSNL. Sh. Anupam Shrivatava is 1981 ITS Batch and absorbed in BSNL under Pension Rule-37A.  <<<Click here for PSEB recommendation>>>>

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    10.12.2013  -  DS writes :


    It is proposed to conduct our Special General Body Meeting at PGM(O) CBE 43 at 1700 hrs on 12.12.2013. Our Circle Secy Com Veerapandian Circle President Com. S.Sivakumar and CHQ Advisor Com.V.K.Paramasivam  and ACS Com.Ravi will be addressed in the GB. All the members are hereby requested to attend the meeting without fail. 


     Agenda :



     1) Report on All India Conference which was held at Nasik recently.

     2) Membership verification

     3) Special Address by Circle President , Circle Secy and CHQ Advisor and ACS

     4)  Local issues. 

    27.11.2013 - Dear Comrades, our Special General Body Meeting (GB) will be held on 12/12/2013 (12th Dec 2013 -Thursday) evening 1700 hrs at PGM(O) Coimbatore-43 Circle Secretary Com.Veerapandian , Circle President Com.S.Sivakumar and CHQ Advisor(South) Com.V.K.Paramasivam will be attending the meeting. Agenda : 1) Explain about the resolutions taken at All India Conference which was held at Nasik recently. 2) Action to be taken  at SSA level on Membership verification process 3) Local issues, if any.  All members are requested to attend the meeting without fail and make it success. 

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    23.11.2013  Our GS, AFS met GM(FP) and discussed regarding


    (a) CPC from JAO to AO: We requested to fill up about 1900 AOs vacant posts at the earliest. GM(FP) mentioned that matter is under consideration for CPC. The approval of the Competent authority is being taken to hold the CPC on the basis of Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh judgment.


    (b) Allowing option to deptt. JAOs who joined after 07.05.2010: We requested for early settlement of the issue by allowing option to deptt. JAOs who joined after 07.05.2010. GM(FP) informed that matter is consideration to the Committee and in the next week the Committee Meeting will be held to discuss the matter. GM(FP), GM(EF) and GM(Estt.) are the members of the Committee.


    (c) Posting of additional staff in the CPC cell:

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    22.11.2013  -Dear Comrades, By consistent efforts taken by our Association, our Comrade  Shri.D.Pushparaj DGM(TR) of Erode SSA got Temporary transfer  to Coimbatore SSA for a period of 7 months (up to 30th June 2014) and joined in our SSA on the F/N of 18th Nov 2013 as DGM (CMTS) CBT SSA. 

                                Welcome to our Comrade and congratulate him for his new assignment on behalf of our District Branch.

                              We are extending our thanks to our CS Com.Sri. Veerapandian and  President Com.Shri.Sivakumar for their sincere efforts taken towards transfer of Shri.D.Pushparaj DGM.


                                 Similarly  Smt.S.Lakshmi JAO got tranfer  from Coimbatore to Salem SSA at her own request . Our Circle Assn had taken up with PGM(F) Shri.G.Ravi and pressurize him for her transfer back to Salem.  Smt.S.Lakshmi JAO will be relieved at very soon to Salem SSA. 


                                 We also thanked Shri.G.Ravi PGM(Finance) in both the cases of transfer by hearing patiently and considering these genuine cases and issued orders for transfer. 

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    21..11.2013 -                          APPEAL to our Comrades!

                       We on behalf of our Tamilnadu Circle put forth this Appeal before our Comrades with whom we worked together in BSNL to build AIBSNLEA after its formation by merging ten Executive Associations of various streams like Engineering, Accounts, PA/PS, Civil, Electrical, TF Officers etc about 8 years ago at Kolkata.

                        Many a water has flown. Hundreds and hundreds of our senior comrades retired and even some of them disappeared from Earth. Though we are able to achieve many things either independently or jointly, we could not muster our strength as we expected. If we did in the past years, our victory would be commendable and on many pending issues, positive solutions might have come. Mass organizations should not be allowed to disintegrate. History repeatedly teaches lesson for the working and toiling mass that the unity is the powerful weapon in our hand. United we win, divided we lose! It is a known truth. 

                         But in practice we face a lot of difficulties to implement the truth.Despite the fact that our bargaining capacity is diminishing fast because of disintegration, we could achieve the demand of 78.2% IDA fitment due to our all out effort taken under the banner of United Forum/ JAC.At this critical time, we have to undergo membership verification. 

                        The purpose and consequences are well known to everybody. Nothing is necessary to explain!This appeal is submitted before all of our Comrades endeared to us and worked shoulder to shoulder with concrete principles to achieve the final tasks in the past to introspect everything without any prejudice. Please think over what we have done and achieved other than spitting the venom and slandering each other at the cost of our Comradeship and friendliness.This is just to analyze and decide to come back to the mother organization but not for mere election. We may use this opportunity to come together. This may strengthen our power. 
                          Leader may come and go but the organization in any form will go on forever. Even the narrow sighted may view this otherwise.Mere suspicion will never work but repeated clarification of positions, open heartedness, transparent discussion etc will fetch the noble victory to the mankind. We may also think so and act accordingly for the future generation of young Executives and Non-Executives who will come to BSNL and uphold the banner of BSNL still high. 
                         I am second to none to feel happy and proud if this appeal is taken in a good sense. Let it be an eye opener and a stage for good beginning. The mass leaders who stand for unification of the mankind will only and ever be remembered in the History.Let us come forward for self introspection and to take positive Decision thereupon.

    Yours Comradely,

    N.Veerapandian, CS, TN Circle.
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    21.11.2013 - BSNL News :


    1) Our GS, AGS(HQ) (Com. N.L. Sharma) met Director (Finance), BSNL Board and requested to fill up  the vacant 1900 vacant AOs posts at the earliest. Director (Finance) mentioned that some JAOs has filed court cases and stall the process whereas they are eligible to be promoted. However, now the matter is under active consideration and shortly the Management approval will be given to fill up the vacant AOs posts.  

      

    2)  Our GS, AGS(HQ) (Com. N.L. Sharma) met Director(HR) 


    3)  BSNL Corporate office issued following letters today's:-

    (i) <<<<Click here for the Operational guidelines for BSNL Cyber cafes>>>

    (ii) <<<Click here for the list of VC (Consolidated ) missing / pending/expired cases as on 20.11.2013 for the Vacancy years 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13>>>


    4)  Our GS, AGS (HQ), Com. N.L. Sharma, met GM (Estt.) and discussed:-

    (a) Regularization of offg. JTOs: We expressed our serious concern against delay in regularization of offg. JTOs. GM (Estt.) mentioned that yesterday he was to meet GM (Legal) to discuss the matter for legal opinion on creation of supernumeric posts of JTOs but he could not meet due some other urgent work. However, he assured to GM (legal) shortly to discuss the matter for further n/a.

    (b) Restructuring of AD (O/L) Cadre: We resented that AGM of Estt. Cell member in committee has not submitted his comments whereas other members has already given the comments. GM (Estt.) assured that within 2-3 days AGM (Estt.) will submit his comments on this issues. It is understood that next Committee Meeting is schedule to be held on 22.11.2013.

    (c) Allowing option to exercise by Departmental JAOs who joined after 07.05.2010: GM(Estt.) confirmed that a Committee of GM (FP), GM (EF) and GM (Estt.) has been constituted to examine the matter but so far no Committee Meeting could be held. However, he assured for an early Committee Meeting.

    (d) 3% Pay fitment benefit in the old scale and 3% in the higher pay scale: GM(Estt.) mentioned that case has been sent to DoT and concern DDG in DoT has assured that after Assembly Election only the staff will be available in DoT to process the case.

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    20.11.2013 -  NASHIK: House assembled at 9.30 hour and discussed the G.S. report mainly the organizational status and activities of the association, Status of HR issues, Other Organizational Activities, Amendments to Rules and byelaws of the Association, Establishment of Association office and permanent assets, Winding-up of all constituent Associations,  Venue for next CWC,  Organizational Tours, Viability of BSNL/MTNL & Joint/Forum of BSNL/MTNL Unions/Associations Activities, Organisational Action programmes, Functioning of United Forum of BSNL Executives Associations, Forum of BSNL Unions & Associations organized National Convention of BSNL Employees on 3rd August 2013 at New Delhi on Viability of BSNL Merger of BSNL & MTNL, etc.  the G.S. report was approved unanimously after discussions and replies to queries.


    After the approval of G.S. Report, the accounts of the association was placed for adoption.


    The house felicitated the following office bearers who were holding various positions in the association and retired during the period from the last AIC at Kolkatta to AIC at Nashik from their service by presenting Bouquets Shawl, Shrifal and Memento and appreciated the efforts and hard work of these veteran leaders. G S &  President mentioned that the AIBSNLEA will ever remain thankful to these office bearers and for their service and wished them a very happy and healthy retired life.

    Com. Manas Roy, Vice President

    Com. Amit Gupta OS (E)

    Com. R.B. Athani AGS (Engg)

    Com. Pradeep Goyal, AGS (Civil / Electrical)

    Com. B D Nath, CS Odissa

    Com. B.D. Jha, CS, Jharkhand

    Com. Keshava Rao, Advisor.

    Com. Sapan Mukherjee, Circle President, Calcutta Telephones


    Here after  the representative council elected the  Election Officer  Shri Keshava Rao unanimously for the election of New Central Office bearers for the next term.

    Com. President declared dissolution of the existing CHQ body

    The election of new Central Office Bearers was conducted under the Chairmanship of Shri Keshava Rao Election Officer  and Shri Guruprasad and Rajendra Prasad as Asstt. Election Officers  who were nominated by the house. The following Office Bearers were elected unanimously.

    President                            Shri P. Venugopal, DGM(F), Salem, Tamil Nadu

    Vice President-1               Smt. Baby Rani, SDE  Thrissur, Kerala

    Vice President-2               Shri A. G. Joshi, SDE Pune

    General Secretary            Shri Prahlad Rai, AGM(NWP CFA), BSNL CO, New Delhi

    AGS (Engg.)                       Shri Sai Baba, DE, Hyderabad Telecom. District

    AGS (Finance)                   Shri Vasudeva Chakravarthy, AO, CTD

    AGS (Civ./El./Arch./TF.)   Shri S.K. Jenna, SDE (Civil), Sambalpur, Odissa.

    AGS (General)                   Shri K.P. Nair, PA, Kalyan

    AGS (HQ)                            Shri N L Sharma, AGM, BSNL C.O., New Delhi.

    Financial Secy.                 Shri T C Jain, A.O. BSNL C.O., New Delhi.

    Asstt. FS                             Shri Alkendra Singh, D.M. (El.), PGM (EW) BSNL CO, ND

    Org. Secy. (N)                    Shri Devesh Sharma, JTO, Alwar, Rajasthan

    Org. Secy. (S)                    Shri  S R Patil, DE, Bangalore TD

    Org. Secy. (E)                    Shri Bijoy Bhatacharaya, JTO, Silligudi, WB

    Org. Secy. (W)                   Shri C.M. Saste, DE ITPC Pune

    Auditor                                Shri Bhagwan Singh DM (NWP CFA) BSNL CO, ND

     In addition to the above Central Office Bearers the following Advisors were also elected unanimously:

    Advisor-East                     Shri Prasun Mukherjee, CTD

    Advisor- West                   Shri M.M. Kanani, Ahmedabad

    Advisor-North                   Shri Karan Singh, Rajasthan

    Advisor- South                 Shri  V K. Paramashivam, Tamil Nadu

    Advisor-Central                Shri Parvez Khan, MP

    Advisor-Head Quarter    Shri Satishkumar, Delhi

    Advisor (Legal)                 Shri B. Ravindranath Karnataka.


    Newly elected office bearers have taken oath.


    Newly elected central office bearers were congratulated and felicitated by the Host Circle. 

    The resolution was moved to appreciate the efforts made by Maharashtra Circle comrades for making very good boarding and lodging arrangements and comradely care.


    At the closure of the AIC meeting, Com. Prahlad Rai, G.S. and Comrade P. Venugopal, President CHQ thanked all the participants and the Circle President & Circle Secretary of Maharashtra Circle all the organizing committee members and the members of  Maharashtra Circles for making the 4th All India Conference a grand success by their useful deliberations. At last he declared closure of the 4th  AIC.

    The house adjourned cine die at 21.00 hours by thundering slogans :



     AIBSNLEA's UNITY  ZINDABAD! AIBSNLEA ZINDABAD!    BSNL ZINDABAD!

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    20.11.2013 BSNL News in Media 

    (i) Only MTNL, BSNL phones likely for babus <<<Click here for detail news>>>>


    BSNL CO News :


    1) GS, FS(Sh. T.C. Jain), AGS(HQ) Sh. N.L. Sharma, AFS Sh. Alkendra Singh, Auditor Sh. Bhagwan Singh and Advisor (HQ) Sh. Satish Kumar met on courtesy call with Director (HR), Director (CFA), Director (CM), Director (Finance), GM(Pers.), GM(Estt), GM(FP), GM(SR), Sr. GM(Admn.) after 4th AIC held at Nashik from 10th to 12th Nov.'2013. We sought their cooperation and assured our full cooperation.

    During informal meeting GM(FP) mentioned that on the basis of information received from Circles the total vacancies of AO has been calculated about 1900. Shortly the proposal is being sent to the Competent Authority to fill up the vacancies.

    On the issue of Membership verification of Majority Executives Associations, GM(SR) informed that Committee report on this issues is pending to Management Committee for approval. However, he mentioned that shortly the decision will be taken in this regard.

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    11.11.2013 -  Congratulations !  The result of 10% LDCE for JAO cadre was released. In our SSA, Shri.P.Sasikumar Senior Accountant (Cash section) passed in this exam. Our hearty Congratulations to Shri.P.Sasikumar. He is a very sincere dedicated and dynamic worker and very deserve candidate for this post. Welcome him to our fold. 
    08.11.2013 -Dear Comrades! On behalf of our SSA, our delegates Com.Sri.K.Usman Ali , Com Shri.D.Vanaraj , Com.Shri.Velusamy , Com Sri.Panneerselvam are leaving on today for attending fourth AIC of our AIBSNLEA to be held at Nasik from 10-11-2013 to 13-11-2013. 94 members are attending as delegates from Tamilnadu. Before proceeding for AIC , CEC Meeting was conducted at Courtallam to finalise Resolutions to be placed before the AIC. The resolution of the said meeting is given herewith.  Any addition or alterations and left out issues if any may be sent through e-mail  to Circle Secretary so that they may include those Resolutions after discussing with our Delegates attending AIC. Resolutions
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    03.11.2013  - GUIDELINES ON REFUSAL OF PROMOTION: BSNL CO has issued new guidelines stating that refusal of promotion by the employee cannot be construed as a right and its acceptance by the Competent Authority can also not be taken for granted.  View orders

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    01.11.2013 - Dear Comrades, Our District Executive Committee Meeting will be held at PGM(O) CBE -43 on the A/ N of 05.11.2013 at 1730 hrs. All Executive Members are requested to attend the meeting without fail . Agenda - Discuss about Circle Executive Committee meeting .

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    01.11.2013  -  Dear Comrades ! Happy Deepavali 2013 . May millions of lamps illuminate ur life with endless joy, prosperity, health and wealth forever. Wishing all our members and their family  HAPPY DIWALI .
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    31.10.2013 - Dear Comrades,our beloved Principal General Manager Shri.A.Shajakhan is going to retire on superannuation on today. He had served in erstwhile DOT/BSNL for more than three decades and his services at Coimbatore SSA is much rememberable especially in Development activities. He knows about every officers/officials  personally and extracting work from them in a very smooth manner without throwing even harsh words. Such a man is going to retire due to his age. We pray almighty to give good health and prosperous in his retired life.  Shri.Sivaraj Sr.GM (IMPCS) Cbt will be joining as PGM today. We congratulate him and assure that the same cooperation towards administration in past days will be extended to him also. He is also one among absorbed officer like our GM Shri.Porpathasekaran and now only our SSA is completely manning by absorbed officers /officials and prove our efficiency in coming days towards growth of BSNL. 
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    26.10.2013 - Today , our Circle Fourth Executive Meeting is being held at Courtallam and our All India President Shri.P.Venugopal has presided over the meeting. Our Advisor Com.Shri.V.K.Paramasivam and all District Secretaries are participating. All participants thanked  our GS and President for their remarkable action towards 78.2 % fitment arrears. Our Association is the only and first association took a case and pressurize the administration for extending the benefit of pay arrears on account of 78.2% revised fitment fixation. Now our CMD had written a DO letter to Secy (T) DoT to consider and modify Presidential Directives issued on 10.06.2013 for considering the payment of arrears to BSNL Employees and pension arrears to BSNL Pensioners who retired during 01.01.2007 to 10.06.2013. The extract of DO letter is placed at some where in ourwebsite.  The HOT News from the meeting.
    1) CO BSNL is taking steps to fill up 337 posts of DGM(Internal) in Engineering /Finance Discipline , among Direct Rectt. JTO/JAOs through Deptl.Competitive Examination and willbe announcedatverysoon.
    2) There is a proposal to conduct a DPC for the promotion to DGM (F) from CAO cadre and thelistis likely tobe releasedduringNovember2013.
    3) Regarding regulariization of offg.JTOs, some very positive steps are being taken by GM(Estt) for their regularization.
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    22.10.2013 - GS, President, OS(East), AGS(HQ) met CMD, BSNL and requested him to attend our 4th All India Conference at Nashik as Chief Guest. CMD assured that upto Monday he will confirm his programme.

    We also extended our sincere thanks to him for writing a DO letter to Secy(T), DoT to consider and modify Presidential Directives issued on 10.06.2013 for implementation of 78.2% IDA pay fixation order for considering the payment of arrears to BSNL employees and pension arrears to BSNL pensioners who retired during 01.01.2007 to 10.06.2013. CMD appreciated our concern and assured to discuss the matter in DoT in person.


    <<<Click here for the CMD, BSNL's DO Letter to Secy(T), DoT for payment of arrears to BSNL employees due to 78.2% IDA fixation benefit>>>>

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    19.10.2013 - GS met Member(Services), DoT and requested for implementation of 78.2% IDA fitment benefit to BSNL Pensioners,  who retired Pre 01.01.2007 and Post retired 01.01.2007. Member(Services) mentioned that now the case after the comments of Member(Fin.), AST & JST has came to his office & now finally he has drafted the comments i.e.

    (a) Pre 01.01.2007 retired BSNL Pensioners:  Their pension will be consolidated pension w.r.t. 78.2% IDA fitment benefit, 30% IDA pay fixation on 01.01.2007 & accordingly their commutation DCRG benefits will also revised.


    (b) Post 01.01.2007 retired BSNL Pensioners: Draft contained that  BSNL Pensioners retired after 01.01.2007 & before 10.06.2013, pension will be notionally fixed up on the day of his retirement and this proposal is being sent to Deptt. of Expenditure, DOP&PW & DPE for clearance because at present no rule permits pension revision on notional pay fixation. The commutation DCRG & other pensioner's benefits will be consolidated w.e.f. 01.01.2007 itself. The actual payment on 78.2% IDA fitment benefit will be paid after 10.06.2013 only. No arrears will be paid to BSNL pensioners before 10.06.2013 since the BSNL serving employees will also not get arrears as per DoT order. We emphasized that revised pension arrears to BSNL pensioners can't be denied as per Govt. rules & Hon'ble Supreme Court judgments. Member (Services) appreciated our concern & agreed that legal cases can't be avoided.

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    17.10.2013 - GS, AGS(HQ) met GM(SR) BSNL C.O. and discussed

    (a) Restructuring of AD(OL) cadre and creation of PPS posts in BSNL’s field units: We appraised him that both issues are pending with GM(Estt.) BSNL C.O. since long. GM(SR) assured to discuss the matter with GM(Estt.) shortly.

    (b) Regularisation of Offg. JTOs: We requested for early regularization of Offg. JTOs. GM(SR) mentioned that he has received our letters on this issue and has studied the matter. He immediately spoke to Sr. GM(Legal), BSNL C.O. for giving early legal opinion on this issue. GM(Legal) assured him an early action.

    (c) CPCs from SDE(T) to DE(Adhoc) left out cases and DE(Regular): We requested for early issuance of the promotion order from SDE(T) to DE(Adhoc) of left out cases and DE(Regular). GM(SR) as one of the member of  CPC told that CPC work has been completed and he will spoke to the concern officers for early issuance of promotion orders and found status from DGM(Pers.). He assured an early action in this regard.

    (d) Membership verification of BSNL's Executive Associations: GM(SR) mentioned that a draft proposal on the basis of the Committee Headed by Sr. GM(Pers.) on this issue has been sent to BSNL's Management Committee and the efforts are being made to get approved from BSNL Board in the month of Oct., 2013 itself. Hereafter, the immediate steps for membership verification will be taken/ He briefed that the procedure for secret ballot voting is to evolved and the supporting Association also proposed some limited T.U. facilities.

    GS, AGS(HQ) met GM(FP) and discussed

    (a) CPC from JAO to AO: We requested to initiate CPC from JAO to AO at the earliest. GM(FP) mentioned that still 4 Circles AO vacancy position have not been received. After receiving the vacancy position, case will be processed to the Competent Authority to initiate CPC to fill up vacant AO posts. However, he assured an early action in this regard.

    (b) CPC from AO to CAO(Adhoc): We also requested to initiate CPC from AO to CAO(Adhoc). GM(FP) mentioned that as soon as the CPC from JAO to AO will be completed the CAO Adhoc CPC will also  be initiated.

    (c) Fixing up of 25% CAOs posts for MT quota instead of 50% CAOs posts: We requested to fix up 25% MT posts in CAO cadre, as in the case of DE cadre. GM(FP) mentioned that SEA Cell has already sent a proposal to notify MT examination of internal quota to fill up 330 CAOs posts out of 1347 CAO sanctioned posts to Rectt. Cell of BSNL C.O.. It comes about 25% of total CAO posts. However, the issue will further be discussed with Director(Fin.), BSNL.

    (d) Review of JAO Part-II Exam result: We requested to review JAO Part-II Exam result wherein many candidates have failed with 1-2 marks in CPWD paper. Some grace mark given, may help to fill up the vacant JAOs posts in Circles immediately. GM(FP) mentioned that matter is under consideration.

    (e)  Allowing option to exercise deptt. JAOs who joined after 07.05.2010: We requested for an early solution to resolve the problem. GM(FP) mentioned that shortly SEA Cell is sending a proposal to  the Competent Authority to constitute a Committee of three GMs i.e. GM(Estt.), GM(FP) and GM(EF) to examine and submit the repot on this issue. He assured an early action in this regard.

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    17.10.2013 -
    1) BSNL Corporate Office issued order regarding transfer and Posting in the grade of STS (CAO) of Telecom Finance -  <<<Click here for letter>>
    2) BSNL Corporate Office issued order regarding transfer and posting in the grade of Accounts Officer / Senior Accounts Officer – <<<Click here for letter>>
    3) BSNL Corporate Office issued order regarding retention/re-allotment orders of executives of Telecom Finance in the grade of AO/Sr AO  <<<Click here for letter>>
    4) AIBSNLEA consistent efforts yielded result in getting released 15 nos. Transfer / Posting / Retention / Re-allotment orders of executives of Telecom Finance in the grade of Asst. Accounts Officer/Accounts Officer / Senior Accounts Officer/Chief Accounts Officer (ODI Orders) - <<<Click here for the orders>>>
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    10.10.2013 - Provisional seniority list of JAOs/AAOs as on 4.10.2013: BSNL SEA section has circulated the provisional seniority list of JAOs/AAOs as on 4.10.2013.  View list

    DPE ISSUES ORDERS ON REVISION OF IDA W.E.F.1.10.2013: DPE has issued orders revising IDA from 78.9% to 85.5% w.e.f.1.10.2013.  View orders
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    09.10.2013 - GS writes to Shri A.N. Rai, Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding regularization of all qualified officiating JTOs- reg. request for a speedy action <<<Click here for letter>>>>

    09.10.2013 - GS, AGS(Fin.) met GM(Estt.) and discusserd regarding

    (a) Regularization of Offg. JTOs: We requested for taking an early action regarding regularization of Offg. JTOs. GM(Estt.) mentioned that the legal opinion of BSNL's advocate, Haryana Circle Sh. Amit Rathi has been received, wherein, BSNL can create supernumeric posts of JTOs for regularization and the same has again been sent to BSNL C.O. legal cell for its concurrence and thereafter the proposal will be sent to MC and BSNL Board for approval. Hence, in case everything goes smooth, it may take 3-4 months time to settle the issue.

    (b) Allowing option to departmental JAOs who joined after 07.05.2010: We requested to resolve the issue at the earliest. He mentioned that matter is under consideration and the  Estt. Cell comments has already been given to SEA Cell. However, he assured to look into the matter.

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    3.10.2013Com. GS explained in detail about the efforts of AIBSNLEA on 4th circle conference of Odisha Circle, in getting resolved the important HR issues after the formation of BSNL and in DoT setup i.e.

    1. The revision of Pay Scale of JE Telecom struggle took place in 1986 successfully under the leadership of Com. M.K. Bagchi, the then General Secretary, JETA(I) and the pay scale was revised from (425-15-500-EB-15-560-20-700-EB-25-800 to 550-25-750-EB-30-900) 1400-40-1600 to 1640-60-2600-75-EB-2900 scale in 1986 with change of designation as Junior Telecom Officer(JTO). In the 5th CPC the JTO and SDE pay scales were revised to 6500-200-10500 and 7500-250-12500 respectively and after the formation of BSNL E1A IDA pay scales were achieved with the efforts of the same executives who were JTOs in 1986 struggle and due to cadre Association after their promotion as SDE they joined TESA(I) and finally merged with AIBSNLEA and even today continuing struggle to achieve E-2 and E-3 standard IDA pay scale for JTO/SDE equivalent executives. Hence, most of the executives who struggled and struggling today belongs to AIBSNLEA.
    2. After the 5th CPC recommendations JTO pay scale was Rs. 6500-200-10500 and highest of the basic pay i.e. Rs. 10500 were treated for Gazette cadres accordingly JTO(T) was also declared Gazette Group-‘B' and got absorbed in BSNL as an executive.
    3. AIBSNLEA struggled to provide parity to all executive cadres with JTO(T). Accordingly a Committee headed by Dr. Vinay Sahi, Jt. DDG(EF) BSNL C.O. was constituted to restructured the cadres i.e. JE/AE(C/E/Arch), JAO, PAs/PSs, CSs/CSSs staff etc. Finally these cadres were restructured by changing their designation, pay scales and qualification at par JTO(T) w.e.f. 01.10.2000.
    4. The Central coordination Committee of DoT Officers Associations comprising TESA (I), AFSOA, AIJTOA, AIPTCE(Group-'B'), AIPTEE(Group-'B'), AIJEA, AIPTAA, ABDRA, AITSA and BSNLEA finally merged with AIBSNLEA, which struggled and achieved settlement of the terms and conditions of absorption in BSNL and IDA pay scales E1A, E2A, E-3, E-4, E-5 and E-6 scales for the executives and point to point pay fixation in the revised IDA pay scales.
    5. With the consistent efforts of AIBSNLEA with the then Secretary(T) Dr. J.S. Sarma and finally with Sh. D.S. Mathur, Ex-Secy(T) in the formal meeting on 10.01.2007 the EPP was discussed and finally was notified on 18.01.2007 wherein BSNL executives achieved 5 time bound promotion between 4 to 6 years of service.
    6. AIBSNLEA efforts brought the kind intervention of Ex-Secy(T) Dr. J.S. Sarma in 2006 for grant of perks to BSNL executives at par with non-executives w.e.f. 01.01.2005 and finally achieved it.
    7. The transparent transfer policy for BSNL Executives came into existence due to the continuous efforts of AIBSNLEA in the year 2009.
    8. The BSNL MSRRs-2009 were notified in June-2009 with the consistent efforts of AIBSNLEA through Ex-Secy(T) Sh. D.S. Mathur's intervention. AIBSNLEA provided sufficient and meaningful feedback in the Joint Committee of BSNL Officers and the representatives of Executives' Associations in the several marathon meetings and on the basis of Joint Committee report the BSNL MSRRs-2009 came into existence. It paved the way for regularization of Adhoc STS level executives who immediately got promotion in JAG grades on functional basis. Through these RRs our young JTOs/JAOs may expect their promotions upto SAG level.
    9. AIBSNLEA consistent efforts yielded result in getting implemented 2nd PRC recommendations (notified in Nov-2008) in BSNL on 27th Feb,2009 after the Presidential Directives was issued by DoT to provide 30% fitment benefit. BSNL was first PSU where the 2nd PRC was implemented with 30% fitment benefit.
    10. AIBSNLEA also provided feedback/presentation to the Chairman and the Members of 2nd PRC for better IDA pay scales in BSNL as schedule ‘A' company.
    11. With the untiring efforts of AIBSNLEA,  DPCs could be initiated to fill up all vacant STS grade posts in all the disciplines and more than 6000 SDE to DE promotion, 4000 JTO(T) to SDE(T), 500 DGM(Engg.), 17 SE(Electricals), 600 DGM(F), 1000 CAO, 1050 JAO to AO, 200 SDE(E/C) to EE(C/E), 300 JTO(C/E) to SDE(C/E), 10 SDE(TF) to AGM(TF) and 18 AGM(TF) to DGM(TF) etc have been issued.
    12. 5 advance increment benefits were granted to DR JTOs and departmental JTOs/JAOs after 2nd PRC implementation to compensate their deficits.
    13. AAOs IDA pay scale of Rs. 11,875/- got achieved.
    14. Pay anomaly of JTO-2005 batch got rectified by allowing notional pay fixation to JTOs 2005 batch, who joined after 01.01.2007 with their batch mates joined in Aug-2006 in the pre-revised pay scales.
    15. Got streamlined the EPF statement in PF department at Regional level and will shortly be streamlined on All India basis.
    16. Achieved Child Care leave implementation for lady employees in BSNL under the banner of Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations.
    17. Achieved 78.2% IDA pay fixation implementation for BSNL employees and now fighting to achive for BSNL Pensioners who retired after 01.01.2007 to 10.06.2013 and prior to 01.01.2007. It was a great achievement of Forum of BSNL Unions and Associations wherein AIBSNLEA was always at forefront during struggle.
    18. AIBSNLEA consistent efforts yielded result in getting approved the proposal of fixing 1325 DEs posts for MT quota instead of 2650 DEs of MT quota posts reserved. Now 3975 DEs posts will be filled up on regular basis hence, adhoc promotions in DE grade will end. Similar efforts are being made to fix 25% CAOs/EEs (C/E) posts instead of 50% CAO/EEs(C/E) posts.
    Still some cases need immediate settlement as under:-
    a) Implementation of CPSU Cadre hierarchy in terms of non post based promotions upto the level of SG JAG grade and post based promotion after SAG grades as assured at the time of absorption in BSNL.
    b) Implementation of standard IDA pay scales of E-2 and E-3 for JTO/SDE equivalent cadres in BSNL.
    c) Filling up of all the vacant Group-‘B', STS, JAG, SAG and HAG level posts by BSNL absorbed executives.
    d) Holding of LDCE from JTO(T) to SDE(T), JTO(TF) to SDE(TF) etc.
    e) Creation of PPS posts in BSNL's field units
    f) Restructuring of AD(O/L) cadre.
    g) Allowing option to exercise to departmental JAOs recruited in the year 2010 and joined after 07.05.2010.
    h) Fixation of pay on promotion for Executive employees with 3% in the previous pay and then 3% on promotion
    i) Modification in BSNL MSRRs allowing promotion to diploma holders SDEs to the post of EEs.
    j) Antedating of pay- anomaly due to accrual of increment of junior earlier than the senior after fixation of pay in revised pay scale implementation of 2nd PRC.
    k) Regularization of Offg. JTOs as one time measure.
    l) Implementation of FR-22(1)(a)(i) to Offg. JTOs as per Hon'ble Supreme Court of India judgment.
    m) Superannuation benefits to BSNL recruited employees by depositing 12% contribution by BSNL.
    n) Removal of pay anomaly wherein senior are drawing less salary then their junior executives- AIBSNLE has impleaded in the Hon'ble Supreme Court.


    In addition to the settlement of HR issues AIBSNLEA is equally concern towards the Viability of BSNL viz procurement of equipment / material. Always remain at forefront during the joint struggle of BSNL Unions/Associating launched against the wrong policies of the Govt. or BSNL Management, with the result BSNL could not be disinvested, BSNL's last mile copper is not unbundled. BSNL also got 1500 crores against Rural subsidiary for the year 2011-12 and demanding Rs. 1500 ADC payment for the year 2012-13. Also demanding immediate refund of BWA Spectrum allocation fee of Rs. 8313 crores to BSNL and reimbursement of license fee & USO charges Rs. 3000 Crores per annum to BSNL. Payment of pension contribution on actual basic pay instead of highest of the pay scale, refund of notional loan of Rs. 7500 Crores along with interest @14.5% paid to DoT etc . In this manner, AIBSNLEA is committed to safeguard the interest of BSNL executives and BSNL as a whole in true sense.
    Publishing / Propagating distorted, one sided history of T U movements in past decades for upliftment of executive cadre: Ever since BSNL has planned for verification of majority association in executive cadre, we have noted with great concern that one association in different meetings have started propagating distorted half truths in the name of describing the history of struggle for uplifting JTO and other engineering cadres. They even commented other associations as “bonded labours” and projected their association as the only saviours of executives. Thus they are fulfilling the hidden strategy of BSNL management to break the unity of executives in disguise of referendum of executive association.
    We are not against describing the history of past movements but that should be told with full honesty. The transformation of various associations into new associations, the division of various engineering cadres into different associations with the backgrounds of formation TESA -> JETA -> JTOA -> TEOA -> BSNLEA -> SNEA and also TESA+AIAFSOA with 8 other associations -> AIBSNLEA has to described properly. The leaders of earlier years their contributions, their struggles are also to be remembered with full honour and dignity while remembering past victories. At the same time AIBSNLEA brought together all executives Associations under single umbrella but One executive Association kept away and continued functioning independently, which ultimately destroyed the possible unification of all executive cadres cannot be forgotten. Had that not taken place, today all executives of BSNL would have been under one umbrella. One has to think when all ten associations joined their hand what was the 'interest' behind the eleventh association to stay away. Depicting certain persons/organisation as the only saviours of the executives for decades and branding all other as ‘bonded labour' is all right for election propaganda but certainly not the narration of the true history.

    <<<Click here for the glimpses of OPEN SESSION>>>>

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    03.10.2013 -  Congratulations to Shri.C.K.Mathivanan. Dy.GS NFTE for his consistent effort on tackling corruption.

    Whistleblower exposed Dayanidhi Maran’s secret exchange

    CHENNAI: But for a whistleblower trade union activist in BSNL, the alleged secret telecom exchange set up in former Union telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran's house in Chennai's posh Boat Club area in 2006-2007 would not have come to light. C K Mathivanan, deputy general secretary of the National Federation of Telecom Employees, carried out a series of campaigns against Maran which culminated in the filing of an FIR by CBI on Tuesday.

    The accusation against Dayanidhi is that he got BSNL to lay dedicated underground cables, at its own expense, connecting the exchange to the earlier office of Sun TV on Anna Salai, and misused the 323 high-speed lines with ISDN facility for promoting commercial activities of the channel owned by his brother Kalanithi Maran.

    Since BSNL, a government agency, had sought permission to dig the roads for laying the cables, Chennai Corporation officials did not suspect anything unusual, say corporation sources. As the telephone lines were registered in the name of BSNL chief general manager, there were no official records about the existence of the exchange. However, after Maran was forced to step down from the telecom ministry in 2007, the scam got exposed.

    The CBI conducted a preliminary inquiry in 2007. Still, it took six years for the CBI to convert its preliminary inquiry report against Maran into an FIR. Observers feel that the apex court's close monitoring of the Maxis-Aircel deal may have prompted CBI to act against Maran now.

    In a span of a few months in 2007, it is estimated that the 323 lines ran a bill of Rs 440 crore, which was never recovered from anybody. The CBI, in a preliminary inquiry report dated September 10, 2007 confirmed the fraud. The central agency wrote to then Union telecom secretary, D S Mathur, recommending action against those guilty.

    As the CBI report gathered dust with officials hesitating to act against the Marans, columnist S Gurumurthy exposed the scandal in June 2011. He finally moved the Supreme Court when no action was forthcoming from the CBI. While the Union government was included as the first respondent, CBI, which failed to act for long, was the second respondent, Dayanidhi Maran the third, Sun TV fourth and BSNL the fifth respondent. The court, in January this year, sought response from the respondents.

    As per the CBI's preliminary report, the exchange "was programmed in such a way that no one other than the authorised BSNL employees were aware of the existence of such an exchange created for his exclusive use".

    21.09.2013 -  Congratulations to our Comrade Shri.I.T.Moorthy DGM(F) Madurai SSA (formerly CAO at Coimbatore SSA). He is awarded  with Vishisht Sanchar Seva padak 2013 under Executive Catagory. His services at Coimbatore are always rememberable. During his service at Coimbatore, he had introduced so many soft packages on Banking , Cash and TR Units which are still being maintained as very user friendly manner. He is very dedicative and sincere officer and fully deserve for this award.
    2) Shri.Neelamani TTA of our SSA got the same award as far as our SSA concerned. Congratulations to the official for success in his carrier.

    23.07.2013 -  Dear Comrades, our Special General Body meeting of our District Branch will be held on 02.08.2013 (Friday) at 1700 hrs at % PGM Mettupalayam Road CBE-43 TRC . It will also be a farewell party to our beloved comrade Shri.C.Pandiyan CAO , who is going to retire on superannuation on the A/N of 31.07.2013. The main agenda of meeting will be  1) Detailed discussion on report of Circle Executive Committee meeting which is proposed to be held at Trichy on 27.7.2013 and 2) Local issues etc. All the members are requested to attend the meeting without fail.
    25.06.2013  JAO Phase I  Induction Training for Departmental candidates is proposed to be commenced from 15.07.2013 at various Training centres. As far as our SSA is concerned, all the JAO passed candidates are alloted to RGM CTTC Chennai for 4 weeks induction training. Congratulations  . For details click here << Covering letter >>  << Annexure>>

    12.06.2013 -Dear Comrades, It is proposed to hold the Fecilitation and Farewell Party to our Beloved Comrade. D.Pushparaj , the founder member of AIBSNLEA Coimbatore Branch at CBT, on his promotion as DGM(F) and transfer to Erode SSA. The proposed Meeting is to be held on 19th June 2013 at the Recreation Club at Coimbatore -43 at 1700 hrs. All are requested to attend the meeting without fail.

    10.06.2013:    Congratulations! DoT issued Presidential Directives for implementation of 78.2% IDA pay fixation order. BSNL order will follows immediately. Forum of BSNL Unions / Associations consistent efforts yielded result in getting  released the order. We are extremely thankful to all the struggling BSNL employees for their active participation and involvement in making the agitation call a great success.

    We also extend our sincere gratitude and thanks to Hon'ble MOC&IT, Secy(T), Member(F), Addl. Secy(T), Jt. Secy(T), DDG(TPF) DoT, CMD, BSNL, Director(HR), Director(F), Director(CM), Director(CFA) & other Board of Directors and all the concerned officers of DoT and  BSNL, who played a positive role in issuing 78.2% IDA pay fixation order.The Forum of BSNL Unions / Associations will give letter for withdrawal of Indefinite Strike w.e.f. 12th June'2013 after the issuance of order from BSNL Corporate Office for implementation.Let us, make BSNL a viable and vibrant organisation with our full commitment and devotion  so that we may demand further arrears payment in the days to come as per the agreement. <<Click here for the Presidential Directives issued by DoT>>>