29.12.2012 - A Meeting was convened on today at 1100 hours at PGM(O) Coimbatore-43  for express our mourning, on hearing the news of death of gang-rape victim at Singapore. PGM and all staff members are participating and join the nation in conveying our deepest condolences to her family . Many members are vehemently expressed their grief and shame on sexual atrocities against women and two minutes silence observed. She was a very brave and courageous girl who fought till the very last minutefor for her dignity and her life.




Will the Minister
be pleased to state:

(a) whether the Government proposes to give VRS to employees of BSNL and MTNL with a view
to reduce expenses;
(b) if so, the details thereof and the manner in which both the PSUs are likely to manage their
affairs with such a huge reduction of staff;
(c) the total number of staff appointed in each of the PSUs during the last five years and the
justification for such an excess appointment; and
(d) the present status of the VRS scheme to the employees of these PSUs, PSU-wise?

(a)&(b) Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has received proposals of Voluntary
Retirement Scheme (VRS) from BSNL and MTNL. Both Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) have
prepared their proposals with a view to reduce manpower expenses. The VRS proposal of BSNL
and MTNL aims at reduction of 1,00,000 and 21,000 employees respectively. Both PSUs will be
able to manage with reduced staff by way of greater utilization of Information Technology and re
-engineering of business processes in tune with the current business environment.
(c) During the last five years, BSNL has recruited 48 Deputy General Managers (DGMs), 628
Junior Accounts Officers (JAOs), 4171 Junior Telecom Officers (JTOs) and 7213 Telecom
Technical Assistant (TTAs). The appointments are not in excess of BSNL’s requirement.
In case of MTNL, it has recruited 235 executives during the last five years. MTNL has done
recruitment only in key areas where posts have to be manned by professionally qualified
(d) At present, no VR Scheme is operational in BSNL and MTNL.
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26.12.2012 - It is proposed to hold the General Body Meeting on 03.01.2013 at PGM(O) Coimbatore -43 at 1700 hours. The issues to be discussed in the said GB  : 1) Issues related to Organization conference which is to be held at Cuddalore on 7th and 8th Feb 2013. 2) Local issues . DS has invited all comrades  to attend the meeting without fail.
26.12.2012 - Dear Comrades, Our Circle Administration had called for Option from the eligible officers, for extending  CAO officiating promotion to them. In this connection, the case of our Comrade Shri.Panneerselvam , who is now at Dharmapuri as CAO(Adhoc), was taken up by our SSA Branch and our DS gave a letter to Circle Secretary , in order to pursue with Circle Administration for his posting to CBE SSA. The copy of the letter is reproduced below :




      Com. Veerapandian,

      Circle Secretary,



 Dear Comrade,

                        As you aware O/O CGM, Tamil Nadu Circle has called for option of  place of posting for the proposed CAO officiating  Posts among the eligible Accounts Officers,  at some specific SSAs. In this regard, it is demanded that  before implementing these options,  the regular CAOs who were transferred from their parent SSA irrespective of availability of posts in their parent  SSA, on flimsy grounds  by the then GM(F), unilaterally ,    may be reverted back to their parent SSAs. Especially Com.Panneerselvam, who had served   most of his service in other States including North East Area,  is the worst affected comrade.  More over his domestic  circumstances requires his immediate presence at Coimbatore.

                Hence  it is requested that his case may be given priority, for transferring  back to Coimbatore SSA before implementing the CAO officiating, on options.

                                                                                         Fraternally yours,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (K.Usman Ali.)

                                                                                                  District Secretary, AIBSNLA



21.12.2012 - Congratulations! AIBSNLEA consistent efforts yielded the result in getting released order regarding Grant of 5(five) advance increments on the minimum of revised E1 IDA pay scale of Rs. 16400-40500/- to JAO (Dept.) at par with directly recruited JTOs/JAOs <<<Click here for order>>>
21.12.2012 - Status of 78.2% IDA fitment case in DoT: GS, FS, AGS(HQ) met Director (TPF) DoT and requested to clear the case of BSNL employees 78.2% IDA fitment proposal to the Competent Authority. It is understood that the case has been seen by Jt. Secy(Admn.), Member(S), AST, DDG(TPF) on BSNL pensioners fitment issue. Director(TPF) mentioned that the case is being examined and assured to clear at the earliest.

18.12.2012 - The ITS repatriation case came for  hearing in the Hon'ble High Court Delhi today. AGS, Shri Mehra submitted the minutes of the meeting of Committee of Secretaries held on 12.12.2012 on Cabinet Note on which Cabinet may take decision upto 15th Jan'2013 and the same will be apprised to the Hon'ble Court.

Hon'ble High Court Delhi has posted the case on 1st Feb'2013 for hearing by extending the last date for implementation of its order upto 01.02.2013.

18.12.2012 - GS, FS and GS, SNEA(I) alongwith Sh. M.K. Bagchi, Chairman, Com. V.A.N. Nambodiri, Convener Jt. Forum of BSNL & MTNL Unions/Associations met Director(Estt.), DoT and discussed for an early clearance of BSNL's proposal for the payment of 78.2% IDA fitment to BSNL employees and Govt. pension case of MTNL pensioners. Director(Estt.) after some discussions on 78.2% IDA fitment case assured to clear it today itself. Accordingly, she cleared the case and sent to Jt. Secy(Admn.) for further clearance. It is understood that the case will be sent to internal finance of DOT and thereafter to the competent authority for the approval to issue presidential directive.  Director(Estt.) mentioned that regarding pension fund in MTNL the matter is under consideration of DOT. We also met concern DOT officers and enquired about the ITS absorption issue. It is understood that third meeting of Committee of Secretaries headed by the Cabinet Secretary and comprising of Secy(T), Secy(Personnel), Secy(Expenditure), Secy(Pension and Pensioners Welfare) and Secy(Legal Affairs) was held in the last week to clear the cabinet note on ITS absorption issue and the minutes of the meeting are expected to be issued today from Cabinet Secretary and thereafter the Committee recommendations will sent to Cabinet for consideration & the reply Affidavit will be submitted to Hon'ble High Court Delhi. DOT is going to pray that Group-'A' officers presently working on deemed deputation in BSNL/MTNL may be permitted to continue to work in these organisations on a temporary and diminishing basis of a maximum period of 10 years in which they would be able to build their own cadre of officers through the process of recruitment and promotions.

We feel that as per Govt. decision allowing 10 years deputation of ITS in BSNL/MTNL will continue uncertainty which will adversely affected the viability of both the PSUs. We strongly oppose such decision of Govt. 


16.12.2012 - Com.Smt.Saradhamani Palanisamy JAO(Offg) CSC Peelamedu met an accident on today and died on the spot. Her husband got fracture in his legs and her son got some injuries. She is a very sincere and dedicative worker and served in VAS section earlier. She got exemption in JAO Part II Exam and she is going to appear for the ensuing JAO exam in only one paper and preparing for the same. Her death causes a lost to our Department. We extend our deep condolence to her family and share the grief of her family. She has two children and both of them are well educated.
15.12.2012 - The father of Smt.Jayasree Narayanan AO (Audit)  of our SSA passed away on yesterday evening at 1830 hrs at Chennai in his house.  We extend our deep condolence and share the grief of the officer and her family & friends.
12.12.2012 - i) BSNL on life support as Pitroda’s recommendations gather dust.The Telecom Commission  said that it might revisit its decisions relating to disinvestment, VRS and unbundling of local loop “if the need arose in the context of any major policy decisions involving restructuring and repositioning of BSNL”.  << the Hindu News>>
ii) Telecom Commission approves subsidy of Rs.1500 Cr to BSNL for supporting landlines in rural areas <<< Click here>>
12.12.2012 -Joint Forum of BSNL and MTNL Unions / Associations served notices to (i) Shri R. Chandrasekhar, Secy(T), DoT (ii) Shri R.K. Upadhyay, CMD, BSNL and (iii) Shri A.K. Garg, CMD MTNL regarding holding of two days Dharna on 17th & 18th December, 2012 at Corporate Office, Circle/SSA levels <<<Click here for Notice>>>

All the Circle/Branch Secretaries are requested to co-ordinate immediately with the other concern Circle/Branch Secretaries of Joint Forum of BSNL & MTNL Unions/Associations to hold the meetings to decide the strategies for successful implementation of  two days Dharna Programmes. Ensure 100% participation of employees.


10.12.2012 -  FLASH NEWS : It is reliably learnt that BSNL Board on its meeting dated 07.12.2012 has approved five increments benefit to departmental JTOs /JAOs.

10.12.2012 -Dear Comrades! The JF of BSNL and MTNL Associations and Unions met on 04-12-2012 to discuss about the pending issues including the ITS issue. Decisions of the meeting held on 04th December, 2012 A meeting of the Joint Forum of BSNL & MTNL Unions/Associations was held on 4th December, 2012 at Kidwai Bhawan. Com. M.K. Bagchi, Chairman, presided. GS, FS and AGS(F) attended the meeting. The meeting discussed about the present situation of the ITS repatriation issue. Detailed discussion took place. During the period the MoS for Communications and many MPs were met by the JF at CHQ and other places and memorandum given. The need for enlarging the Joint Forum and bringing all the Unions/Associations was pointed out by many comrades. After discussions the following decisions were taken: 1) Efforts on the legal front should continue and necessary consultations with Advocate in the Delhi High Court case to be made. 2) We shall continue meeting the MPs and political leaders on the ITS issue. Secretaries of concerned Departments also to be met. 3) It was also decided to include the following issues in the demands of our agitational programmes which are mainly connected with financial viability of BSNL & MTNL. (a) Ensure financial viability of BSNL by (i) Immediate refund of BWA spectrum charges to BSNL & MTNL. (ii) BSNL and MTNL should not be charged for the extra spectrum holding by them in excess of 4.4 Mhrtz. (iii) Adequate compensation for BSNL Landline operations. (iv) Immediate release of funds from USOF. (v) Exempt BSNL/MTNL from spectrum liberalization and refarming.. (vi) Justified sanction of funds from USO Fund to BSNL and MTNL. (vii) Immediate procurement of equipments and materials by BSNL and MTNL. (b) Pension of MTNL retirees to be paid by government as in the case of BSNL retirees. (c) Immediate issue of Presidential Directive from DoT for 78..2% IDA fixation for BSNL employees. 4) The next programme of action on ITS repatriation and the above mentioned demands will be organising 2 days dharna on 17th & 18th December, 2012. The notice will be served by 7th December, 2012.  

07.12.2012 - Pre-Recruitment Training for Reserved Catagories for JAO Exam Part II was conducted at Coimbatore  from 03.12.2012 to 07.12.2012 as per Circle office orders. It was held at Community Hall Saibaba Colony. Our comrades. Shri.D.Vanaraj AO , Shri.K.Usman Ali AO /DS and Shri.S.Lakshminarasimhan AO and Shri.A.Kathiresan CAO are the faculties. Shri.P.Ganesan CAO is Training Coordinator. Nearly 27 reserved candidates , those who are preparing for JAO Part II Exam, from Coimbatore, Erode and Salem SSA had actively participated. Though it was announced in late, our comrades had prepared the notes on all subjects and power point presentation , by downloading JAO Part II study materials published by our Circle Association and delivered in Training class. Our sincere thanks to Circle Association in this regard for publishing study materials in our Circle web site. The participants were felt very happy about the study materials and on interaction  during class with our faculties. The training class was inagurated by PGM Coimbatore on 3.12.12 . The District Administration had arranged all facilities to the participants. It was completed on 07.12.2012 and DGM(F) and DGM(TR) had delivered a speech on their experiences and extended their wishes to participants. Shri.Sivaraman ACS SEWA CBE had congratulated all our comrades and administration regarding training . We hope that this class will be very much useful for the participants and extending our advance wishes to them for their success in the exam as well as in their career.

03.12.2012 - GS along with some Offg. JTOs met GM(Estt.) and discussed [Addl. GM(Estt.) was present].  We requested to regularize about 2300 Offg. JTOs as one time measure before holding JTO LICE. GM(Estt.)  mentioned that regularization of Offg. JTOs at present is not possible in view of the pending Contempt of Court Case in Hon'ble High Court, Chandigarh. We further pleaded that required number of JTOs posts can be reserved for the Offg. JTOs and they are exempted to appear in JTO LICE.  GM(Estt.) advised to seek the legal opinion on this issue. The contempt of Court case has been posted for hearing on 23rd Jan'2012. We  expressed our serious concern against the inert presence of BSNL's lawyer in the Hon'ble High Court when a contempt is pending against CMD, BSNL which is continuing for the last more than three years.

The lack of concern of BSNL Management on this issue  has caused threat of reversion of 3500 JTOs as well as  non-regularization of 2300 Offg. JTOs.  As employer, BSNL Management should have seriously fought the case to safeguard the interest of BSNL as well as its employees. The 3500 JTOs working on regular basis for the last 6-10 years are facing threat of reversion and 2300 TTAs working as Offg. JTOs for the last 6-7 years are not being regularized.


29.11.2012- GS, FS, AGS(HQ) met Sr. GM(Pers.) and discussed:-

(a) CPC from SDE to DE: We requested to expedite the CPC from  SDE to DE Adhoc/Regular. Sr. GM(Pers.) mentioned that BSNL's Management Committee is not considering to fill up vacant DEs posts on adhoc basis and has advised Pers. Cell to fill up the DEs Posts on regular basis only. Hence, no utilization of MT quota posts on adhoc basis is accepted and now only 600-700 vacant DEs posts of seniority-cum-fitness quota can be filled up. We protested against such indifferent attitude of BSNL Management towards BSNL executives whereas provisions exists in BSNL MSRRs  that 50% vacant DEs posts of MT quota can be filled up on adhoc basis.

(b) CPC from DE to DGM: Sr. GM(Pers.) further mentioned that 147 SDEs seniority case judgement is awaited from Hon'ble High Court Kerala. However, he assured to discuss the matter and to take solution with the competent authority to fill up the vacant DGM posts immediately.


29.11.2012 - GS, FS and GS, President, SNEA(I) met Member (Finance), DOT Smt. Sadhna Dixit and requested for early clearance of 78.2% IDA fitment order as approved and sent by BSNL Board long before. Also the queries raised by DOT have already been clarified by BSNL. We explained that DPE issued supplementary order of 2nd PRC on 2nd April'2009 on the basis of Committee of Ministers recommendations wherein they found that "The benefit of merger of 50% DA with Basic Pay w.e.f. 01.01.2007 effectively amounting to 78.2%, would be allowed for the purpose of fitment and pay fixation in the revised pay scales (para 2(i) of DPE O.M. dated 26.11.2008)".

We also explained that on the day of issuance of Presidential Directive in Feb'2009 by DOT on 2nd PRC report, BSNL's profit was Rs. 574 Crores but the BSNL Management dragged the issue for three years one or the other pretext. However, now BSNL Board has approved the said proposal for 78.2% IDA fitment  benefit. Member (Finance) assured to look into the matter.

24.11.2012 - Transfer/Posting Deletion/retention/reallotment in the grade of AO/Sr.AO: BSNLissued orders of deletion/retention/reallotment in the grade of AO/Sr.AO. View orders...
24.11.2012 - Joint Forum of BSNL & MTNL Unions & Associations meeting held today and expressed full satisfaction towards successful implementation of Parliament March at New Delhi and Massive Demonstration throughout the Country. Joint Forum congratulated & thanked to all BSNL/MTNL employees for making Parliament March a grand success.

Joint Forum after detail discussions expressed serious resentment against the negligent & indifferent attitude of DOT Administration and BSNL / MTNL Managements even after a series of agitation programmes organized demanding immediate relieving of non-optee ITS Officers or to revert back all BSNL/MTNL Employees to DOT.

Joint Forum unanimously decided to intensify the agitation Programme shortly. Harder Trade Union Action Programmes will be decided in the next meeting, which is being scheduled to be held on 4th Dec'2012.

All the CHQ Office Bearers, Circle/Branch Secretaries are requested to intensify indefinite Non-Cooperation movement & keep ready for Harder Trade Union Action Programmes.

24.11.2012 - GS, FS met Director(PSU), DOT & discussed regarding status of 78.2% IDA fitment benefit proposal for issuance of Presidential directives. Director(PSU) confirmed that the clarifications sought from on this issue have been received from BSNL. DoT  is examining to consider fitment benefit for pensioners also. However, the proposal is  being send today to Internal Finance of DoT for clearance, thereafter, it will sent to Competent Authority for approval.

22.11.2012 - BSNL Targets Rs.4000/- for current fiscal year through sharing of towers, commercilization of Lands etc << Click here >>>
21.11.2012  - LIMITED COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECTT.OF TELECOM MECHANICS (TMs) announced : <<< Details click here>>>
 2) LDCE for rectt.of JTO(T) under 35% quota  announced - <<< Details Click here>>>
 3) DGM(F) Adhoc promotion -Wanting of CRs for the ensuing DPC - <<<List >>> <<< Letter>>>
21.11.2012 - Meeting of Forum of  BSNL Unions/Associations :

Forum of BSNL Unions/ Associations representatives  met on 19.11.2012 and discussed the actions are to be taken for successful implementation of Parliament March on 22-11-2012 and Massive Demonstration at all Circles /SSAs level on 22.11.2012. Forum decided to have maximum gathering in Parliament March by active participation of BSNL/MTNL employees. The Comrades of BSNL/MTNL stationed at Delhi and nearby  Circles i.e. Haryana , UP(West), Rajasthan and Punjab circles will assemble at BSNL Corporate Office at 11:00 hrs and will start for  Parliament march from BSNL Corporate Office ,Janpath  by 12:00 hrs.

All Circle Secretaries of Delhi and nearby Circles are to ensure that their maximum members reaches  in BSNL C.O. Janpath , New Delhi by 11:00 hrs  along with their Circle Banners to make the Parliament March a great success.

20.11.2012  GS, FS met Sr.GM (Pers) and discussed:-

(a) CPC from SDE(T) to DE :- We requested to initiate CPC to fill up vacant DEs  posts and to persue in Hon�ble CAT Jabalpur for early delivering the judgement on 1966 SDEs seniority case. Sr. GM(Pers) immediately spoke to Sr. GMTD Jabalpur and discussed for pursuance through BSNL�s advocate for early judgement. He also mentioned that the clearance from Director(Finance) has been taken to fill up vacant DEs posts and the proposal to utilize 1100 MT quota STS posts has been sent to MC which is being held on 21.11.2012 for approval. However, he assured that as soon as the clearance from Hon�ble CAT Jabalpur and BSNL MC is given, the CPC will be expedited.

 (b) CPC from DE to DGM:- We requested to fill up the vacant DGM posts since the CPC work was completed long before. Sr.GM(Pers)  mentioned that CPC could not be expedited due to judgment awaited from Hon�ble High Court , Kerala in 147 SDEs(LDCE quota) seniority case.

 � Posting on promotion from JTO(T) to SDE(T) of LDCE quota:- Sr.GM(Pers) informed that the case will be heard on 21.11.2012 in PBCAT, New Delhi regarding transferring of all court cases and to get vacated the stay order against posting on promotion.

20.11.2012:  GS, FS met Director (HR) and discussed:-

(a) CPC from SDE(T) to DE :- We requested to get the approval of BSNL Management committee to utilize the 1100 MT quota STS Posts in tomorrow�s MC meeting. Director(HR) confirmed that this issue is there in tomorrow�s MC meeting and he will try to get the MC approval on this issue, so that in first phase 1333 DEs are promoted. 

(b) CPC from DE to DGM:- We requested to fill up the vacant DGM posts since the CPC work was completed long before. Director (HR) assured to look into the matter for early solution.    

(c) Holding of Joint Meeting of BSNL Executives� Associations representatives and BSNL Officers to discuss and finalize the report on CPSU cadre hierarchy, E1A, E2A IDA pay scales and upgradation of 600 DGM posts to Sr.DGM posts. Director (HR) assured to look into the matter.  

(d) Regularisation of offtg JTOs:-We requested for regularisation of offtg JTOs as one time measure before holding of Deptl exam of JTO under 35% and 15% LDCE. We explained that about 1700 JTOs(Offtg) are working since last 6-7 years as officiating basis  after completing JTO phase-I training and now BSNL is notifying Deptl and LDCE examination of JTO which is injustice to them. Director (HR) assured to examine the case and to see that how these JTOs can be regularized in view of the Hon�ble High Court Chandigarh contempt case.  

(e) Non-Settlement of the grievances of Telecom Factory Executives:- We expressed our concern against non settlement of the grievances of Telecom Factory Executives as already submitted by this Association on several occasions. Director (HR) assured to hold a meeting with Sr GM(Pers) and GM(TF) shortly to discuss the issues for their early settlement  

(f) Amendment in BSNL MSRRs of EE(C/E/Arch) wings:- We requested to provide  parity to JTO(C/E/Arch)/ SDE(C/E/Arch) with JTO/SDE(T) in the promotional avenues as per BSNL Board decision and policy. We requested to amend the BSNLMSRR of  EEs(C/E/A allowing JTOs/SDEs(C/E/Arch) having diploma qualification to the promotion of EE(C/E/Arch) as per the CPWD RRs. Director(HR) assured to look into the matter.

20.11.2012 - 1230 hrs - ****FLASH NEWS ***  It is reliably learnt that 78.2 %  IDA Merger order may be issued in the month of Dec 2012 .

19.11.2012 -GS met GM(FP) and discussed.

(a) CPCs from JAO to AO, AO to CAO( regular) and CAO to DGM (F) : We requested to expedite  CPCs  from JAO to AO, AO to CAO( regular )and  CAO to DGM (F). GM(FP) mentioned that JAO to AO CPC is held up due to stay order grated by Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh and  the CPCs from AO to CAO and CAO to DGM (F) is under process.

(b) Consideration of requests for modification/ Cancellation of transfer order of AOs/CAOs: We requested for  consideration of request for modification/Cancellation of AOs/CAO's transfer cases. GM(FP) assured that all pending cases of AOs/CAOs for modification /Cancellation will be examined and considered within  this week.

19.11.2012 - GS Met GM(Estt) and discussed.

(a) Status of 78.2% IDA merger  case: GM(Establishment) informed that all the quarries made by DOT has been replied to DOT. Now the case is pending with  DoT for approval and issuance of Presidential Directive. However, we are to now pursue in DOT for early issuance  of Presidential Directive.

(b) Regularization of offg. JTOs: We requested to take necessary steps for regularisation of Offg .JTOs before notification of LICE  to fill up about 10000 JTOs vacant Posts. GM(Estt.) mentioned that regularisation of offg.  JTOs is stalled  due to Hon'ble High Court Chandigarh contempt Case. The case is posted for hearing on 3rd Feb, 2012.  He mentioned   that  efforts are being made to notify LICE from TTAs to JTOs within on or two days after the approval of competent authority.

(c ) Five increment benefit  to  departmental JTOs /JAOs:  We requested to put up the case of 5 increment benefits   to departmental   JTOs /JAOs  for the approval of BSNL Board. GM (Estt) informed   that BSNL Management committee's approval is being sent to BSNL Board meeting shortly.

19.11.2012 - Hon'ble High  Court Delhi   order on  ITS repatriation  issue: Hon'ble High  Court Delhi    has given direction on  ITS repatriation  issue  i.e. "Court have  extended the period of implementation from 30.09.2012  till 15.12.2012.  Further ,Court  have directed  the Union of India to take   a clear decision and come out with a concrete  plan  as to how the persons , who opted for repatriation  ,are to be repatriated and in what manner . This in case the repatriation is not completed by  15.12.2012.Court have given one  month  time because ASG informed  the court that the committee of Secretaries has been deliberating  on this issue and the same is also  to be placed before cabinet.  Therefore Court directed UOI to take decision in this period and same are placed before the court". <<Click here for Hon'ble High Court's  order>>

17.11.2012  -  Pay Fixation case of Smt.Vasanthi Ramamurthy DE CBT SSA - Case had been taken up by Circle Secretary and pressurizing the circle office to give clarification in respect of Lateral Promotion which was raised by STR Chennai. He has informed that the case will be settled at soon.

17.11.2012 - As per CHQ/Circle guidelines, today our DS along with UF leaders of our SSA are going to meet our Hon.MP Shri.Natarajan on today at 1500 hrs and submit memorandum to him regarding ITS repatriation issue.

16.11.2012  -  Our DS and ADS met PGM on today in connection with local issues. PGM immediately called DGM(Admn) and Building in-charge and discussed with them regarding our issues which are listed below and request them to provide at the earliest. He assured us on settlement of these issues. Earlier, our DS had written a letter to administration on 10.10.2012 regarding the following issues.

1) Provision of chamber to CAOs at PGM(O) CBE -43

2) Posting of additional staff to Sales section

3) Provision of Higher Capacity UPS at Room no 212 of PGM(O) CBE -43.








09.11.2012: Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations of UP(East) Circle met Smt Sonia Gandhi, Hon MP and UPA Chair person at Rae Bareli on 08.11.2012 and submitted memorandum regarding immediate end of Illegitimate deputation of non-optee ITS in BSNL/MTNL. Forum leaders explained the whole issue to her to understand the dangerous duality of ITS (Their lien in DOT and deputation in BSNL) which causing huge loss to BSNL, BSNL Services and customer's satisfaction. She has assured to look into the matter. She agreed that our demands are very genuine and immediately directed her PS Mr Dheeraj Srivastava to take up the matter with Hon MOC. 

09.11.2012 - MASSIVE DEMONSTRATION ON 08.11.2012: MASSIVE DEMONSTRATION thought out the country has been very successfully implemented. Thousands of BSNL/MTNL employees actively participated at BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi. Com. GS along with other leaders of Joint Forum of BSNL/MTNL Unions/Associations addressed the gathering and Call upon to make Parliament March on 22.11.2012 at New Delhi and Rally at Mumbai a grand success.  They impressed  upon BSNL/MTNL Managements to relieve all non-optee ITS by 15th Dec'2012. Joint Forum leaders are meeting today at 16.00 Hrs to discuss and the further course of harder Trade Union Action programmes.

08.11.2012 - Telecom Industry loses 1.87 Million Subscribers in September due to large scale Disconnection. However, BSNL emerged as Market Leader in new subscriber's addition during the month amid the declining trend of Subs.base. Addition of Highest number of customers by BSNL in September acknowledges hard work of BSNL Employees and improvement in the BSNL Network -says CMD BSNL <<< Click here>> 

07.11.2012 - 1600 hrs . It is learnt that last date for ITS repatriation has been extended from 30th Sep 2012 to 15th Dec 2012 by Court. If not relieved by 15th Dec 2012, DOT has to file an affidavit in this regard. Case is posted for next hearing on 18th Dec 2012


07.11.2012  -Corruption at High places hits Administrative Efficiency - Says CAG << Click here>>>

07.11.2012  -  CO BSNL has requested field units to explore the alternative method for delivery of Telephone Bills through Post offices <<< Details Click here>>>. This is the best chance to project our TMs to deliver the Telephone Bills at the Door step of the subscribers , if they are willing , which will also be an economically viable and meet the subscriber premises frequently and served them and in turn beneficial to our staff also.

07.11.2012  - Guidelines regarding consideration of the period of performance for NEPP Promotion <<< Click here>>>

Joint Forum of BSNL & MTNL Unions/Associations

                                       Hold Lunch hour demonstrations at SSA/Circle/BSNL HQs and major stations

                                                                 on 08th Nov: ’12.

                                                                        MTNL also joined the agitation.

Take back all BSNL/MTNL employees to Govt Service


Relieve all non-optee ITS and end deputation


06.11.2012 - GS, FS, AGS(HQ) met GM(FP) and discussed

(a) CPCs from JAO to AO, AO to CAO regular and CAO to DGM(F) We requested to expedite CPCs from JAO to AO, AO to CAO regular and CAO to DGM(F). GM(FP) mentioned that JAO to AO CPC has been stayed by Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh wherein rejoinder has been filed by BSNL and case is posted for hearing on 08.12.2012.

CPCs from AO to CAO regular and CAO to DGM(F) are in progress but getting delay due to missing ACRs, which are being collected. However, he assured an early action on these issues.

(b) Consideration of request transfer cases of AOs/CAOsWe requested for consideration of modification and request transfer cases of some AOs/CAOs on genuine grounds. GM(FP) assured that after Diwali all the pending cases will be examined.

06.11.2012:GS, FS met Director(Finance) and discussed:-

(a) Implementation of 78.2% IDA fitment benefit: We requested to give early clarification of the queries raised by DoT on 78.2% IDA fitment implementation. Director(Finance) mentioned that CA Section and Budget Section of BSNL Corporate Office has already clarified the queries and shortly the EF Cell will also clarify and will be given to Establishment Section. It is understood that after the clarification of EF Cell, BSNL CO Estt. Section will send reply to DoT, in case the Establishment Section further doesn't delay the reply.

(b) CPCs from JAO to AO, AO to CAO regular and CAO to DGM(F): We requested Director(Finance) kind intervention to expedite CPCs from JAO to AO, AO to CAO regular and CAO to DGM(F). Director(Finance) assured to expedite CPCs of CAO regular and CAO to DGM(F) before 31.12.2012.


06.11.2012  - Vigilance Awareness Week was conducted in our SSA from 29.10.2012 to 03.11.2012. As a part of this programme, a seminar was organized by Vigilance wing at Community Hall. P&T Quarters Coimbatore on 03.11.2012,. Function was felicitated by PGM and Shri.Stalin. DSP (Vigilance and Anti Corruption ) Police Department is participating as Chief Guest and delivered a speech. All Executives of Coimbatore SSA had attended this programme. The snaps taken at this function are here <<< Click here> Photo 1 Photo2 Photo3 Photo4 Photo5
05.11.2012 - Dear Comrades! The Notice for agitation is given. March to Parliament is also planned. Notice is published below. Notice for agitation
05.11.2012 -Transfer orders in the cadre of DGM(F) and AOs are issued indicating a good sign. Orders are published below. DGM transfer AOs transfer
03.11.2012 -  As per CHQ/Circle Call of Joint Forum, a Massive Demonstration and Hunger Strike is being held at Central Telephone Exchange Coimbatore -18 on today. All District Secretaries and most of the active members are eagerly participating . During this week, similar hunger strike was organized in almost all main telephone exchanges . on 29th it was at Central Telephone Exge CBE -18 and on 30th at PGM(O) CBE-43 and 31st at Mettupalayam . On 1st Nov 2012, it was held at Tirupur & on 2nd at Pollachi and today (3rd) at Central Telephone Exchange Coimbatore-18 again. Members are actively participated with enthusiasm. This unity shows a definite warning to Administration and we are all awaiting for Court's hearing on 7th Nov.2012.  A memorandum was handedover to District Collector Coimbatore on 30th Oct 2012.
CO BSNL Orders :
03.11.2012  - Responsibility of Accounts Officer(TR) on CDR Billing and TR Accountings  -instructions issued by CO BSNL-  <<Click here>>
03.11.2012  - Instructions on Vigilance Clearance for Promotion issued by BSNL -<<< click here>>>
01.11.2012  - Joint Forum of BSNL & MTNL Unions/Associations served Notice to Secretary, DoT, CMD, BSNL and CMD, MTNL on 20.10.2012 regarding complete the absorption by repatriating those ITS Officers who have not opted to join BSNL/MTNL,stop the practice of posting outsiders in BSNL/MTNL on socalled deemed/perpetual/permanent deputation basis or, else, the  employees and officers of DOT recruits since absorbed in BSNL/MTNL should also be taken back on the rolls of  Government (DOT) and permitted to work in BSNL/MTNL on the same line of the unabsorbed ITS Officers <<Click Here for Notice>>>
01.11.2012  - Status of the case on ITS absorption issue: The said case came for hearing today in Hon'ble Delhi High Court but ASG Union of India was not present and did not file the reply. Hon'ble court re-notified the case on 07th Nov'2012 with a direction  to Union of India for filing the reply on 07.11.2012.
30.10.2012  -  As per the Directions of Circle /CHQ, the Massive Hunger Strike is being conducted at PGM(O) Mettupalayam Road Coimbatore -43 . Our comrades along with brotherly unions under Joint Forum are sitting in front of PGM office. Raised slogans against Administration for not keeping their word in the ITS Deputation issue and Discriminary attitude of the Government and BSNL Management on absorption of ITS . Let us join to this struggle , proposed by Joint forum at various places of our SSA like Mettupalayam, Pollachi, Tirupur and Main Telephone Exchange in the forthcoming days and show our unity to Administration.
29.10.2012  - 1900 hrs Dear Comrades! Response to the Fast commenced from today is remarkable and this adds strength to our Demand. This makes the Hon'ble MOC and IT to fix a meeting with BSNL and MTNL representatives (5 Each) tomorrow at 1200 Hrs. We have to intensify our programme. Our Unity and strength in joint struggle will pave the way for the settlement of ITS issue once for all.  287 Adhoc DE/AGMs are promoted as regular DE/AGMs. orders issued is published below. Regular promotion to DE
29.10.2012 - Implementation of Day long Hunger strike for 6 days (10.00 Hrs. to 18.00 Hrs.) w.e.f 29.10.2012 and Indefinite Non-Cooperation movement starts from today under the banner of Forum of BSNL Unions/ Associations to protest against the discriminatory attitude of the Govt. and BSNL Management towards the BSNL/MTNL employees wherein DoT has taken U-Turn on ITS absorption issue and has sent a Cabinet Note for allowing perpetual deputation of non-optee ITS in BSNL/MTNL. BSNL/MTNL employees are strongly agitating to save BSNL/MTNL by bringing committed leaders at top management for the growth and survival of the PSUs. Forum demands End deputation and relieve all the non-optee ITS or Revert back all the BSNL employees (Absorbed & BSNL recruited) to DoT as Govt. servants like ITS.  All CHQ Office Bearers, Circle / Branch Secretaries are requested to ensure 100% participation of all the members in the Day Long Hunger Strike during six days and successful implementation of the Non-Cooperation agitation programmes. We are now to show our Unity and bang the discrimination. Let us join to this struggle to get justice. We are fully confident that the joint effort and united movement of 3 lakh committed employees of BSNL/MTNL will cause end of the deputation in BSNL/MTNL. A New history is going to be created. Let us be the part of history. Let us ensure a complete success of joint struggle. The Text of the memorandum to be submitted to Hon'ble PM is given below. Please modify the contents, if necessayn according to the local needs. Text of the Memorandum
29.10.2012 -  Disclosure certificate of APRs for STS regular promotion . CO BSNL had issued instructions in this regard << Click here>>
29.10.2012  - Calling for Volunteers for NATFM Hyd among JAO/AO/CAO  -Details Click here
29.10.2012  - DOT to issue notices of Private Telco on 3G spectrum usage <<< Click here>>>
29.10.2012 Comrades, INDEFINITE NON COOPERATION and one week HUNGER STRIKE starts from today in the banner of Joint Forum of BSNL & MTNL Unions/ Associations demanding:

Immediate relieving of non-optee ITS continuing in BSNL/MTNL on deputation OR take back all employees of BSNL/MTNL back to Govt service to end discrimination and duality.

Our struggle is to save BSNL / MTNL

Our struggle is to have a top management for BSNL / MTNL

Our struggle is to ensure the survival of our company

Our struggle is to ensure NO U-turn by the Govt. to allow perpetual deputation of non-optee ITS at top Mgt level 
<<< Decisions of Joint Forum of BSNL & MTNL -Click here>>>

29.10.2012  BSNL NEWS IN MEDIA:

(i) BSNL, MTNL won't participate in spectrum auction  <<<Click here for detail news>>>

29.10.2012 - BSNL MRS Guidelines for regulation of expr.on Indoor Treatment  << Details Click here>>>
20.10.2012  - Dear Comrades, Our Comrade Shri.P.K.Murthy SDE(Civil) passed away on yesterday (19.10.2012) due to prolonged illness. He is a very active in our Association activities and sincere in his work. The lost of the officer is not only for BSNL and also for our Association . Let us pray for his soul rest in peace. We extend our deep and hearty condolence to his family. It is learnt that the burial formalities will be held at his house on tomorrow (21.10.2012) at Saibaba Colony.
20.10.2012  - Modification order issued by CO BSNL in JAO Recruitment Rules by inclusion of Non-graduate SA/JA  <<<< Click here>>>

19.10.2012:  <<<Click Here for the Editorial TELEWAVE-October'2012 - Joint struggle of BSNL Employees for Justice>>>>

19.10.2012: Postponement of Parliament March Programme from 26th October to 30th October, 2012 due to Eid Festival during Day long Hunger Strike: An emergent meeting of the Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations was held on 18th October 2012 at the BSNLMS office. Com. C.Singh, GS, NFTE presided. Com. V.A.N.Namboodiri, Convener, reported the activities after the last meeting and about the implementation of the programmes chalked out by the Forum in connection with the ITS repatriation. The report from the circles indicates that the Savingram Campaign, demonstration, dharna etc. have been much responded to.  Com. GS & Circle Secretary, Delhi Circle attended the meeting.

After detailed discussion the following decisions were taken:

1.  It was decided to postpone the Parliament / Raj Bhawan/ Collectorate March to 30th September 2012 since 26th October happens to be a holiday in some circles and for better mobilisation. The Memorandum to be submitted to the Prime Minister with copy to the Governor, Collector etc. will be prepared and put in the unions� websites. A copy of the memorandum submitted should be sent to the concerned General Secretary. The Hunger Strike and Non-cooperation will start on 29th October as decided earlier.

2.  Forum leaders will approach MTNL Unions/Associations for a joint programme. Convener and other General Secretaries will consult with MTNL leaders for the same. Accordingly  Convener Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations spoke with Convener of United Forum of MTNL Unions/Associations for joint struggle. Now it is decided that BSNL and MTNL Unions/Associations representatives will meet on 25.10.2012 at 15.00 Hrs to discuss and decide the common agitation programmes on ITS absorption issue.

3.  The Forum called upon the Branch / District / Circle Unions/Associations to hold joint meetings of all Unions/Associations at their respective levels and plan for effective implantation the Forum agitational programme. The meeting called upon all workers to jointly organise the programmes more effectively.

  All the CHQ Office bearers, Circle/Branch Secretaries are requested to ensure for successful implementation of agitation programmes.

18.10.2012 -1640 hrs Dear Comrades! Our Hearty welcome to Sri.Ravi, PGM (F) to Tamilnadu Circle. He assumes as the PGM (F) today. His presence here will be more helpful to all aggrieved since he will consider any issue with human face.We write a letter to the PGM (F) on pending issues. The letter is published below. Today our CP, FS, ACSs will meet him. <<< Click here>>.
18.10.2012 -1630 hrs GS, FS, AGS(HQ) met GM(CA) and discussed about 78.2% IDA fitment benefit queries  raised by DOT and the status of reply. GM(CA) mentioned that the queries related to CA Section has been replied  & sent to ED(Fin.). Queries  w.r.t.  banking for availability of funds to meet the expenditure will be replied by Banking Section. However, it is understood that DOT has asked some queries which are being replied shortly but for final approval we have to pursue with DOT only.
18.10.2012 - 1300 hrs . : The mother of Smt.C.Susila Devi JAO (Pension)  of our SSA passed away on today morning at 1030 hrs. The funeral function will be held on today at her house located at Selvapuram. We extend our deep condolence and share the grief of the officer and her family & friends.
18.10.2012 i) Kapil Sibal rues BSNL takes a week to fix connection    <<<<Click Here for detail news>>>
18.10.2012 - BSNL Corporate Office issued following instructions regarding

(i) Monitoring of reimbursement towards outdoor medical expenses to employees under BSNLMRS << Click here>>

17.10.2012  -  The Mobile Numbers of all Accounts Personnel working in CBE SSA is available in the above Menu-> More-> Mobile No.

17.10.2012  -  News about Corruption in India in a Newspaper  <<< Click here>>>
16.10.2012  - Is Rs.71 lakhs swindle treated as Corruption . Central Minister's open statement <<< Click here>>>
16.10.2012 - Congress leadership Landsgrab <<< Click here>>>

16.10.2012 - BSNL News in Media

(i) Telecom PSUs on a Drip <<<<Click here for detail report>>>>

(ii) BSNL, MTNL ask government to bear Rs11,000 crore for additional spectrum  <<<<Click Here for detail news>>>>

(iii) Spectrum fee burden forces BSNL, MTNL to seek bailout <<<<Click Here for letter>>>>

15.10.2012  - CONGRATULATIONS : Our Comrades Shri.V.Subramanian and Com Shri.R.David Kirubakaran , Com.Smt.Jayasree L Narayanan and Com.Smt.Srividya got AO promotion on look after basis. Shri.V.Subramanian is posted as AO(VAS) and Shri.David Kriubakaran as AO(Receipts) . The new incumbents Smt.Jayasree L Naryananan as AO(Audit) and Smt.Srividhya as AO(TR). Congratulations to our comrades and wish them for their success in the new assignment. << Click here>>>
15.10.2012  - News from Business Line : Protest DoT plans to send ITS officers on deputation to BSNL under special dispensation <<< Click here>>>
15.10.2012  - As per Circle/CHQ directions, more than 250 members are participating on Dharna which is being held at Central Telephone Exchange Coimbatore -18 from 1030 hrs on today. District Secretaries of all Unions/Associations , SNEA(I),AIBSNLEA,AIGETOA, BSNLEU , NFTE and TEPU etc. are participating along with their comrades. Now, all DSs are delivering their speech towards the issue of ITS Rapatriation and their Mismanagement which results BSNL as Loss-making PSU etc..
15.10.2012 All CHQ Office Bearers, Circle / Branch Secretaries are requested to ensure 100% participation in the Mass Dharna on 15th Oct'2012. Hold combined General Body meetings at all levels.

14.10.2012  United Forum of BSNL Executives' Associations [ AIBSNLEA, SNEA(I) and AIGETOA]  submitted its joint proposal to Committee Members on Switchover from Two Tier promotion to Time Bound functional promotion or CPSU cadre Hierarchy. The joint committee meeting will be held on 17.10.2012 <<<Click Here for the Proposal>>>

BSNL endorsed order regarding payment of IDA at the revised rates for employees drawing their pay in revised IDa scales w.e.f. 01.10.2012 for Board level posts and below Board level posts including non-unionised supervisors in CPSEs - <<<Click Here for letter>>>
12.10.2012: BSNL NEWS IN MEDIA:

(i) Non-ITS workers in BSNL seek level field    <<<Click Here for detail news>>>

11.10.2012 - Dear Comrades!  The United Forum of unions and associations issued notice to BSNL Management on the programmes proposed over the ITS issue.It is published below. All are requested to conduct the programme more effectively and successfully. Our members ignoring local differences, if any, have to be in the forefront for the success of the programme. Yesterday CS attended the second Circle Conference of SEWA BSNL, conducted at Nagercoil in a grand manner. We presented the cases on ODI transfer, Delay in filling up of backlog vacancies and delay in promotion due to unnecessary litigation for all executives. We convey our advance congratulations to all newly elected office bearers for the coming period. Notice  <<< Click here for Poster>>> <<< click here for poster 2>>>
11.10.2012  -  Our District Secreatary and ADS had tried to meet our PGM and awaiting for his appointment in connection with settlement of local issues.. Meanwhile a letter was given to PGM by narrating our local issues with a request to settle the same at the earliest. <<< For details of the letter -Click here>>>
11.10.2012 -12.58hrs  - As per the Directions of CHQ/Circle, the massive demonstration was conducted at 1100 hrs on today at PGM(O) Coimbaore-43 by UF leaders.  District Secreatary AIBSNLEA and District Secreatary SNEA(I) along with our comrades and associated unions had participated & delivered a speech about the issue of ITS Repatriation and our contigency Plan given to BSNL Management etc. More than 1 1/2 hour they gathered infront of our PGM office and shouted slogans relevant to our struggle. Our brotherly unions BSNLEU Circle President Shri.Marimuthu and NETE Circle office bearer Shri.S.S.Gopalakrishnan had delivered a speech . Savingram was posted by our District Branch on today.
10.10.2012 -1620hrs -Forum of BSNL Unions / Associations, CHQ, New Delhi served Notice to CMD, BSNL regarding agitational Programmes for the settlement of ITS Repatriation issue <<<Click here for Notice>>>
10.10.2012  -Savingram Campaign to Hon'ble Prime Minister, Cabinet Secretary, Hon'ble MOC& IT, Secretary(T), DoT and CMD, BSNL : All CHQ Office Bearers, Circle/Branch Secretaries are requested to send the SAVINGRAM on the first day of Savingram Campaign itself ( i.e. on 11.10.2012 ) as per the Attached format. This is as per the decision of the meeting of Forum of BSNL Unions and Associations on 04.10.2012.   SAVINGRAM to be send seperately by all CHQ Office Bearers/Circle/Branch Secretaries of different Unions /Associations.  <<Click Here for the Savingram Format>>>
09.10.2012  - BSNL NEWS IN VARIOUS NEWS PAPERS  <<< Click here >>>
09.10.2012 - GS and FS met GM(Estt) & GM (Pers) at CO BSNL and discussed about various issues <<< For details Click here>>>
09.10.2012 - IMF predicts that India's Growth rate will further fall down from 6.8 % to 4.9 % due to economic reforms adopted by UPA <<< For details click here>>>
 09.10.2012 - 2G spectrum fee: Telcos will have to pay at least Rs 27,000 crore if EGoM's recommnedation accepted.According to industry executives, state-owned telcos BSNL and MTNL will be the worst impacted as they will have to pay about Rs 6,250 crore and Rs 4,640 crore, respectively. <<< Details Click here>>>
09.10.2012  - GS writes to Shri A.K. Jain, Sr. GM (Pers.), BSNL regarding change of nature of AAO Cadre from Post based to Time bound through clarifications issued vide No: 400-175 / 2007- Pers.I  Dated 19th FEB 2010 resulting postponement of First Time Bound Promotion under EPP for one year and loss of one increment thereof - <<<Click here for details >>>                                      

08.10.2012  - List of officers/officials going to retire in Oct 2012 on Superannuation -CBE SSA - Click here

08.10.2012 Dear Comrades! Our CS wrote a letter to GM (F) today on the settlement of pending issues before the departure as it is the assurance given by the administration in the presence of the CGM. Let us hope everybody will have to abide by the decision taken by the administration, that too after the struggle and subsequent agreement reached between us.  Letter to GM(F) click here

 6.10.2012  -Pay anomaly cases of departmental JTOs/JAOs:

There is an anomaly in between Departmental JAO/JTOs and Direct Recruit JAO/JTOs by extending 5 increment benefits only to Direct Recruit JAO/JTOs.. This issue was taken up our Association and consistent efforts are being taken to pressurize the administration to extend the same benefit to Departmental JAO/JTOs also. In order to settle this issue, a Committee was formed by BSNL Management and Report has already been finalized and submitted to the Competent Authority for approval. Of late, our President along with GS met Director (HR) and GM(Estt) in this regard and expressed our concern against delay in approval since Juniors are drawing more pay than Seniors and create resentment among Department JAOs/JTOs. They assured that shortly the necessary order to remove pay anomaly will be issued. In our SSA, more than 23 JAOs and sufficient number of JTOs, who are having such anomaly, will be benefited if it has been extended to Departmental JTOs/JAOs. We express our sincere thanks to our Association and requested to pursue further with Administration for release of order at the earliest.

06.10.2012  - Consideration of Rule 38 Transfers of JAOs -Delegated to Circles - For details  click here

05.10.2012  -Eligibility Criteria for the promotion to DGM(F) -relaxation approved  - For detailsclick here

05.10.2012 - Transfer and Postings in the cadre of Accounts Officers  Click Here
 As far as TNT Circle is concerned  , Shri.Arumugam NGC to KT circle 2) Smt.Naheed Sulthana DPI to MHT 3) Shri.S.Rajagopalan CBT to GJT 4) Shri.R.Selvapathy TNT to GJT and 5) Smt.N.Bagyalakshmi TNT to MHT are transferred.
05.10.2012  - Transfers in the cadre of GM(Finance)  <<< Click here for Details>>>

05.10.2012 - Lunch Hour Demonstrations was conducted at PGM(O) Central Telephone Exchange Coimbatore at 1330 hrs.

Most of the members from AIBSNLEA and SNEA were participated with eager. Demonstrations was presided by Shri.K.L.Suresh SNEA and address delivered by Shri.A.Sivaraj AO AIBSNLEA and Shri.J.Suresh SDE SNEA . Shri.Marimuthu Circle President of BSNLEU Union had congratulated this protest and supporting the cause. He has promised to organize next protest with support of all employees union under JAC also. Shri.Maheshkumar SDE SNEA had conveyed vote of thanks with a request to extend all member's support in the ensuing organizational activities and its charter of programmes as success.

05.10.2012 - BSNL, Tamil Nadu circle, plans to lay 1,140 km of optical fibre cable across the State.

While 200 km of OFC has already been laid, another 500 km of cable is being laid. The balance will be laid before March, said a BSNL official.Once fully laid, the OFC network will improve connectivity for voice and data significantly, M. Ashraf Khan, Chief General Manager, BSNL, TN circle, told newspersons. There was a shortage of cable last year. However, the installation has started to happen quickly this year, he later told Business Line.

05.10.2012  - Central Cabinet Clears FDI in Pension and Insurance Sectors -For detail news click here

04-10-2012: Forum of BSNL Unions and Associations meeting at CHQ, New Delhi: Forum of BSNL Unions and Associations leaders met today to discuss & review the status of pending issues and the burning issue of ITS absorption in BSNL. Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, Convener apprised in detail the status of pending issues and burning issue of ITS absorption. Com. Prahlad Rai, GS AIBSNLEA presided over the meeting. Com. B. Ravindranath FS and Com. G.R. Sharma, AGS(F) also attended the meeting. After detail discussions and analyzing the ongoing situation in BSNL on ITS absorption issue, the Forum representatives expressed their serious resentment against the efforts of DoT Administration & BSNL Management allowing continuous ITS deputation in BSNL violating Govt. orders and decided to strongly oppose this legally and organisationally. The following organisational action programmes are unanimously decided :


End deputation and relieve all the non-optee ITS or

Revert back all the BSNL employees (Absorbed & BSNL recruited) to DoT as Govt. servants like ITS.


Organisational Action Programmes:

11-10-2012: Lunch/Closing hour demonstration at BSNL CO, Circle/SSA HQs &  Savingram campaign to Hon'ble Prime Minister, Cabinet Secretary,  Hon'ble MOC& IT, Secretary(T), DoT and CMD, BSNL 

15-10-2012:  One Day MASS DHARANA at BSNL CO, Circle/SSA HQs.

26-10-2012: Parliament March at New Delhi, Raj Bhavan  March at State Capitals and Collectorate March at District HQs.

29-10-2012 to 03-11-2012:   Day long Hunger strike for 6 days (10.00 Hrs. to 18.00 Hrs.) at BSNL CO, Circle/SSA HQs involving 100% employees and Indefinite Non Cooperation movement will start w.e.f. 25-10-2012 morning itself.


In case the deputationist ITS are not relieved from BSNL by that time, the Forum has decided to go on Indefinite Strike immediately. The agitation programmes will continue till the time deputationist ITSs are relieved from BSNL. MTNL Unions/Associations will also be contacted shortly to organize Joint struggle.

Forum representatives expressed their serious anguish against BSNL Management's comment that on relieving of 1000 ITS, BSNL will collapse/locked out denouncing the very existance of 2.7 lakhs BSNL employees. Hence, Forum decided that now CMD BSNL has to decide that whether he will run BSNL with the presence of 1000 deputationist ITS or 2.7 lakhs BSNL employees. More details will be given shortly.

All the CHQ Office bearers, Circle/Branch Secretaries are requested to ensure successful implementation of agitation programmes.


04.10.2012     Our GS along with FS met GM(FP) CO BSNL New Delhi and discussed

(a) CPC to fill up AO vacant Posts: we expressed our serious concern against delay in completing the AO CPC on the pretext of pending court case. GM(FP) mentioned that CPC is delayed due stay order granted by Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh on proper implantation of SC/ST roaster. However, on 10th October BSNL is filling para wise comments to the Hon'ble CAT praying to vacate stay order from CPC and assuring that simultaneous action will be taken in CPC to ensure proper   implantation of Sc/ST roaster. He expected that stay order will be vacated & CPC will be expedited.

(b) Consideration of AOs tenure/request transfer cases: We requested for consideration of AOs tenure /request transfer cases. GM(FP) mentioned that all the pending request and tenure transfer cases has been examined and processed to the competent authority for approval of transfer orders .

(c) Pay anomaly case wherein seniors are drawing less pay than their juniors and Antedating of pay case: We requested for the settlement of both the issues of pay anomaly where in seniors are drawing less pay than their juniors and Antedating of seniors pay to their juniors,  as GM(FP) is the member of the Committees. GM(FP) assured to look into.

(d) Consideration of left out cases of AO to CAO promotion: We requested for early issuance of promotion order from AO to CAO(adhoc) of left out cases. GM(FP) mentioned that already 11 AOs left out promotion order has been released and remaining few cases are under consideration.

04.10.2012 Com. P. Venugopal, President  CHQ AIBSNLEA has joined at Selam, Tamilnadu on 26.09.2012. His new Mobile / Tel. Nos. are Mobile- 09443200177; Office- 0427-2312099;Residence- 0427-2464455

03.10.2012 - The Massive Lunch hour demonstration was conducted in front of  PGM(O) Mettupalayam Road Coimbatore-43 and    Forum of BSNL unions/assoication members actively participated. DS spoke in the demo and explained in detail about ITS issues.

03.10.2012 - As per the Directions of Circle Branch, the week from 01st Oct to 07th Oct'2012 will be observed as "PROTEST WEEK" wearing Black Badges and holding Lunch/Closing hour demonstrations at all main offices on 01st, 03rd and 05th October'12. Today Viz.on 3rd Oct Demonstrations will be held at PGM(O) Coimbatore -43 by our comrades with presence of  SNEA and other UF leaders/members. Likewise, similar demonstrations will be held at PGM(O) Main Telephone Exchange Coimbatore-18 on 5th Oct during Lunch hour at 1330 hrs. All the members are requested to attend and show our unity to Administration.

03.10.2012 -Dear Comrades! DE officiating order was issued yesterday. List is put below.
             On ITS issue we impleaded into the case. It came for hearing yesterday. It will be listed on 31-10-2012. Our impleading will also be re-registered on 30-10-2012. Hon'ble Court directed the DOT to redeploy the repatriated ITS to other departments. So coming back of 400 again to BSNL is impossible. We have to gear our struggle for further development.
We release below one timely and useful article by Com.Zhou enlai on "How to be a good leader?" for the self assessment of ourselves.  DE officiating order A Good Leader


03.10.2012 - DoT to seek finmin nod to refund Rs 6,724.51 crore to BSNL for surrendered BWA airwaves Click News

                                                             WELCOME OUR CHQ PRESIDENT

 Welcome Com. Venugopal ...All India President of AIBSNLEA - Com. P Venugopal , DGM (F)   is joining  at  Salem on 26.09.2012.

02.10.2012  - Dear comrades Our Senior Comrade Shri.P.Venkatachalam  assumed the charges as DGM(F) Coimbatore on the F/N of 29.09.2012 . Hearty Welcome to him.

01.10.2012:Status of the case on ITS absorption issue: The case of ITS absorption issue came for hearing today in the Hon'ble High Court Delhi. Hon'ble High Court re-listed the case for hearing on 31st Oct'2012. Our impleadment is also re-registered on 31st Oct'2012.

Hon'ble Court directed DoT to redeploy repatriated ITS Officers in other Departments. Further details will be intimated on receipt of court judgment.

However, our protest will continue till the time of relieving of non-optee ITS Officers.

All CHQ Office Bearers, Circle / Branch Secretaries are requested to ensure successful implementation of  organisational action programmes - a call given by United Forum of BSNL Executives' Associations, CHQ, New Delhi .

Dear Comrades! Order for looking after AO posts for 62 JAOs is issued. Many enquiries pour in. GM (F) is always not for "Looking after". This order is not any wish. Due to legal problem, there is some delay in processing AO DPC. At this juncture, we are not in a position of issuing officiating order like in the case of DE to DGM officiating. So we have to treat this looking on as "Officiating" and duties have to be arranged accordingly. Order is published here.AO officiating order

1-10-2012:Dear Comrades! We publish IMPORTANT QUESTIONS on TRA-I and HINTS on Works Practicals for JAO Part II Examination below. Other materials are being prepared by our team consisting Com.Kaliaperumal, Com.Sivakumar, CP and others.

TRA IMP.Questions Hints on Works practical

1-10-2012:Dear comrades,today we opened our own website for our branch.Here afterwards we share our activities of our SSA Branch thro this useful tool.


28.09.2012:BSNL management has filed an application in the Hon'ble High Court Delhi Praying

i) Grant sufficient time and flexibility to Respondent No.4 i.e. BSNL to revert/relieve the Petitioners (ITS Officers) back to their parent department i.e. DoT in phased manner; and

ii) Pass such other or further order(s) as this Hon'ble Court may deem fit and proper in the facts and circumstances of the case.

In this manner BSNL management is ensuring  continuation of deputationist ITS officers in BSNL / MTNL till their retirement.

DOT administration on the advice of CMDs BSNL / MTNL and ITSA demand has also sent a Cabinet Note to the secretaries of nodal ministries for clearance and thereafter to cabinet for approval to allow continuation of deputation of ITS officers in BSNL / MTNL.

To contest against this AIBSNLEA, SNEA(I) and BSNLEU has filed  intervention application in the Hon'ble High Court Delhi.

The case is expected to come for hearing in the next week. Simultaneously, United Forum of BSNL Executives Associations has also served a notice of organizational actions.

28.09.2012:United Forum of BSNL Executives' Associations, CHQ, New Delhi served Notice for organisational actions  to Shri R. K. Upadhyay, CMD BSNL regarding protest actions demanding immediate relieving of unabsorbed Group-'A' officers working in BSNL  <<<<Click Here for Notice>>>>

All CHQ Office Bearers, Circle/Branch Secretaries are requested to ensure successful implementation of following organisational programmes.

The week from 01st Oct to 07th Oct'2012 will be observed as "PROTEST WEEK" wearing Black Badges and holding Lunch/Closing hour demonstrations at all main offices on 01st, 03rd and 05th October'12.

Protest actions will continue till the non-optee ITS officers are relieved from BSNL. The future course of action will be intimated in due course.