21-09-2018 : CHQ News
CMD BSNL meets General Secretaries of the major Unions and Associations:
The CMD BSNL held a meeting today, with the major unions and associations. Com. Prahlad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA , Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU and Com. K. Sebastin, GS, SNEA attended the meeting. Com. C. Singh, GS, NFTE is on tour. The following issues were discussed in detail wherein CMD BSNL appraised that a very important HOCC is being held in BSNL CO on 24th & 25th Sept. 2018. in this meeting mainly the developments activities and strategies to earn more revenue will be discussed.
"BSNL At Your Door steps" will be launched on 24.09.2018: The AUAB has already taken decision to conduct "BSNL At Your Doorsteps" movement, to boost BSNL's revenue collection, by stepping up sales and marketing of the Company. The AUAB has also desired that, this movement should be jointly launched by the AUAB and the Management. This issue was discussed in today's meeting.
Finally, the following decisions are taken.
a. "BSNL At Your Doorsteps" will be jointly launched by the AUAB.
b. The inauguration of this movement will take place at BSNL Corporate Office on 24th September, 2018 evening. All the CGMs will also participate in this launching. (HOCC is taking place in Corporate Office on 24th & 25th September, 2018).
CMD BSNL also told that he will try to bring BSNL's Brand Ambassador on this occasion.
CMD BSNL will handover flood relief amount to the CM, Kerala.
The AUAB has already requested the CMD BSNL to deduct one day's basic pay from willing officials. In today's meeting the representatives requested that the deducted amount should be handed over by the CMD BSNL, to the Chief Minister of Kerala.
Allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL: The representatives expressed their concern over the undue delay in the allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL and also over the network congestion prevailing in many parts of the country. They drew the attention of the CMD to media reports, which have quoted the Hon'ble MoS(C) as saying that, 4G spectrum would be allotted to BSNL only in December, 2018. The CMD BSNL told that, he is taking all out efforts for the early allotment of 4G spectrum and recently he has again written an emotional letter to Secy(T), DoT for immediate allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL which has 40 watt Tx capacity whereas BSNL's 2G/3G spectrum is having 20Watt Tx capacity and this is the urgent need of hour.
Subsidiary Tower Company: The AUAB is opposing the Subsidiary Tower Company tooth and nail. Decision has been taken to stall the Board meeting, and also for total walk out by the Executives and Non- Executives, in case Board meeting is scheduled, for giving approval for the appointment of CMD of Subsidiary Tower Company. This issue came up for discussion today.
Consolidation is taking place in a big way in the telecom sector. All the small operators have closed down their business. After the recent merger of Vodafone and Idea, there are only 4 operators in each circle. BSNL, Jio, Airtel, and Vodafone - Idea. Under these circumstances, there will be very less business for the Subsidiary Tower Company and now it has no relevance to operate tower subsidiary company. Now there is no sustainability of tower subsidiary company. The BSNL Management has informed this to the government, through it's letter, written a last week only. This was explained by the CMD BSNL in today's meeting.
Outsourcing of passive maintenance of BSNL's towers:The representatives expressed their concern at the outsourcing. The CMD BSNL replied that at present the "uptime" of BSNL towers is only 80% - 85%. The uptime will increase to 97%, due to this outsourcing. Further, BSNL will save Rs.100 crore by way of maintenance expenditures through outsourcing. While the active maintenance of towers would be continued to be done by BSNL, only the passive maintenance, including provisioning of batteries, engine alternators, diesel, payment of EB bill, etc., would be done by the outsourced party. The total payment for this will be Rs.6633 crores. The CMD BSNL further told that, the cases filed in the Delhi High Court and Supreme Court, against this outsourcing, by vested interests, are already dismissed.
BSNL's 3500 of BSNL CSCs to be used by UIDAI:The CMD BSNL informed that UIDAI has decided to utilise 3500 of BSNL's CSCs for Aadhaar authentication. For this, the UIDAI will give money for Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) and Operational Expenditure (OPEX) to BSNL. The CMD BSNL told that this would help BSNL.
CMD BSNL desired that govt. should allot new projects to BSNL.
19-09-2018 : CHQ News
Meeting with Director(HR), BSNL Board: GS, President met Director(HR) BSNL Board and discussed regarding:
a) AO to CAO Promotion: We expressed our serious concern against the delay in issuing Promotion orders from AO to CAO even after the stay order has been vacated by the Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh. Director (HR) mentioned that Sr. GM(FP) is expediting the CPC but on the verdict of the Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh and on SC/ST roster implementation the legal opinion has been sought from a Senior Advocate which will be received within 2-3 days and there after the Promotion order to fill-up the vacant CAO Posts will be issued immediately. We are expecting AO to CAO Promotion order in the next week only.
b) Holding of CPCs in all the disciplines through upgradation: We requested Director (HR) for issuing Promotion orders in all the disciplines through upgradation. Director (HR) mentioned that promotions through CPCs were being issued by upgradation also but meanwhile some Associations opposed CPCs and some individuals filed Contempt cases, which has stalled the process. However, today in the SC/ST Parliamentary Committee meeting in Parliament these two issues were raised, i.e., promotions through upgradations and SC/ST roster in CPSU Cadre Hierarchy wherein CMD BSNL replied that upgradation in all the Cadres simultaneously is under consideration and SC/ST roster applications in CPSU Cadre Hierarchy is being examined in BSNL which will be sent to DOT for clearance and thereafter it will be notified. Dir (HR) assured that efforts will be made to fill up the vacant posts through CPCs.
Consistent efforts of AIBSNLEA Materialized : Corporate Office Released FR221a1 Pay Fixation Orders for Erstwhile O-JTOs
17-09-2018 : CHQ News
Meeting with Sr. GM (Estt.) : AIBSNLEA CHQ office bearers met Sr. GM (Estt) and DGM(Estt) and discussed regarding implementation of Hon'ble Supreme Court Judgement regarding extension of pay benefits under FR 22 (I)(a)(i) for officiating JTOs and to generalize for all the officiating JTOs. Sr GM (Estt) informed that approval of Director (HR) in this regard have been received yesterday and the necessary order will be issued by tomorrow . we are thankful to Director (HR) and Sr. GM (Estt.) for considering AIBSNLEA request to generalize the order for all the officiating JTOs.
17-09-2018 : CHQ News
Status of Court cases on AO to CAO , SDE to DE
and DE to DGM: Today
Hon'ble CAT has issued the written judgment on AO to CAO
promotion wherein stay on promotion has been vacated with an interim order
that promotions of AO to CAO can be made subject to outcome of OA. SEA
cell BSNL CO today immediately filed CAVEAT in the Hon'ble High court
Chandigarh. SEA Cell BSNL CO will issue AO to CAO promotion shortly.
SDE to DE contempt case : The contempt case has been listed for
hearing 27.09.2018 for which rejoinder is being filed by BSNL CO shortly .
DE to DGM(Engg) stay on promotion: the case has been listed in the Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh on 29.10.2018. With the efforts of AIBSNLEA , Director( HR) has directed Pers Cell BSNL CO to file an MA for preponement of the hearing date Accordingly Pers. Cell BSNL CO will file MA based on AO to CAO stay vacation order in the Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh by tomorrow for preponment of hearing date and vacation of the stay order on promotions.
CS , DS TVM and DFS Circle Office Met GM(A/HR) and requested to settle down all the release of the pending request transfer orders of JTO/SDE/DE cadres .GM HR assured to consider all the pending requests without delay.
We handed over the request of non consideration of 34 JAOs posted against the notified vacancy of 2012 internal competitive exam (40% category) to the recent AO promotions while all their fellow 2012-VY JAOs were considered reg .GM assured to extend all possible helps
CS , DS TVM and DFS Circle Office Met PGM-F and discussed all the pending HR cases of executives of Accounts/Finance . PGM-F assured to Look into all the matters.
We handed over the request of non consideration of 34 JAOs posted against the notified vacancy of 2012 internal competitive exam (40% category) to the recent AO promotions while all their fellow 2012-VY JAOs were considered reg . The letter has been submitted to CGMT Kerala also. PGM-F assured to extend all possible helps
11-9-2018 : CHQ News
Meeting with Sr .GM (FP), BSNL CO regarding to AO to CAO promotion: GS, President and AGS (Fin.) met Sr. GM FP and discussed regarding AO to CAO promotions and requested to issue promotion order with upgradation and existing clear vacant posts of CAO. We explained that our AOs are waiting for promotion for the last 15 years. Sr. GM (FP) appreciated our concern and explained that the proposal to fulfill the existing vacant CAO posts about 600 has been sent to GM (Pers.) for clearance to issue promotion orders. She also mentioned that the earlier proposal to upgrade the post in CAO grade is pending in Pers. cell for clearance. After the clearance and approval of the competent authority the up gradation to CAO posts will be considered. She assured for early issuance of the promotion order to fill up the vacant CAO posts the VCRs of the eligible AOs have been called from vigilance cell. We requested to issue promotion order subject to availability of VC at circle level.
We persuaded in the Pers. Cell to the concern officers for giving early clearance to the AO to CAO promotions against vacant CAO posts and up gradation to CAO posts. It is understood that shortly clearance will be given by Pers. cell for AO to CAO promotion against vacant posts but regarding upgradation of the posts in all the discipline, decision will be by the competent authority.
Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD, BSNL regarding
(i) HR integration in BSNL...... - <<<Click here for letter>>>>
(ii) Promotion from AO to CAO through upgradation...... <<<Click here for letter>>>>
10-9-2018 : CHQ News
Meeting with CMD BSNL : GS, President & AGS (Fin) met CMD BSNL and discussed regarding
A) Holding of CPCs from AO to CAO, JTO to SDE, SDE to DE and DE to DGM(T)) and other equivalent cadres: We requested CMD BSNL to promote all the eligible executives of all disciplines to their next grade through CPCs by filling up the vacant posts and by upgradation of requisite number of posts in the next grade. CMD BSNL after some discussions on the status of the pending court cases assured to get examine the matter.
Regarding AO to CAO Promotion, we appraised CMD that the screening of about 1405 has been completed by the SEA cell thus the promotion orders should be issued at the earliest. CMD assured to look in to the matter.
B) Implementation of 3rd PRC with 15% fitment benefit in BSNL: we appraised the CMD BSNL regarding AIBSNLEA meeting with Hon'ble MOS (Water Resources) Shri. Arjun Ramji Meghwal and his assurance for arranging an early meeting with Hon'ble MOSC(I/C). CMD appreciated our efforts and assured his full support.
Meeting with Sr.GM(FP): GS, President & AGS(Fin) met Sr.GM(FP) and discussed regarding AO to CAO promotion. We requested Sr.GM (FP) to process the proposal for upgradation of 1200 Posts to CAO grade to reduce the stagnation. Sr.GM (FP) mentioned that at present the proposal to fill up all the vacant CAO posts is being sent to the Competent Authority for approval. There after the proposal of the upgradation of posts to CAO will be processed. We requested Sr.GM (FP) that both the proposals can be moved simultaneously to avoid the delay. She assured that after discussion with the Competent Authority she will process the upgradation proposal. We requested an early action in this regard.
much awaited AO to CAO Promotion : ….
Stay has been lifted by
the Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh
AIBSNLEA persistent efforts yielded result. On request of AIBSNLEA, Director(HR), BSNL Board directed GM(FP) & DGM(SEA) BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi to attend the court in person. Accordingly, GM(FP) & DGM(SEA) met BSNL's Advocate yesterday and briefed the MA filed by BSNL for getting stay order vacated.
AIBSNLEA will continue its efforts for getting CPC expedited from AO to CAO.
Status of DE to DGM & AO to CAO court cases : the court case for DE to DGM promotion could not be heard today in the Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh now case is listed for hearing tomorrow i.e.06.09.2018 .AO to CAO promotion court case is listed for hearing on 07.09.2018 in the Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh.
Orders for the 4 weeks Field Training programme of DR_JAOs released by Circle Office . We wish a very effective and successful completion of field training
As assured by GM( A/HR) Kerala Circle Shri.Robin Poddar on 30-8-2018 , all the pending Rule 8 Mutual transfer requests of DR-JTOs are forwarded . We extend sincere thanks to GM( A/HR) Kerala Circle Shri.Robin Poddar .
CS , DS TVM and DS TCR Com.Ashiq met GM(A/HR) and requested to release all the pending Rule 8 Mutual transfer requests of DR-JTOs . GM assured that all the requests will be forwarded this week itself as he has committed in the last meeting with this association. He instructed DGM(HR) , who was also present during the meeting , to forward all applications without delay .
30-08-2018: CHQ News
Meeting with GM(Estt.), BSNL CO : GS and AGS( DR )met GM (Estt.) and discussed regarding implementation of FR22(I)(a)(i) Pay fixation to officiating JTOs of Kerala as the SLP Filed by BSNL against the judgement of Hon'ble High court Kerala has been dismissed .
We pleaded that the BSNL Co Legal cell opinion to file review petition is nothing but delaying the case and putting executives in loss GM( Estt) appreciated our concern and mentioned that Estt. Cell is of the same opinion for implementation of the Hon'ble High Court Kerala Judgement since the official have performed duties on higher posts . After the approval of competent authority the pay under FR22(I)(a)(i) will be implemented .
29-08-2018: CHQ News
BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi issued instructions regarding voluntary contribution of One Day Basic Pay by BSNL employees for the victims of flood in Kerala State - <<<Click here for instructions>>>>
Leaders of AUAB and CGMT Kerala handed over Rs. 2.15 Crores voluntarily contributed by BSNL Employees to Sri. Pinarayi Vijayan Chief Minister of Kerala :Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF) . PGM-F Shri.K Kulanthai Vel and GM Dr S.Jyothi Sankar were also present.
Later AUAB Leaders had a meeting at P&T House TVM and decided to direct all AUAB in BAs to assess the loss occurred to BSNL NW due to the recent flood and other natural calamities.
Representatives of All Unions and Associations of BSNL, Kerala Circle met DOT Secretary, Smt Aruna Sundararajan on 24/8/2018 at Trivandrum and submitted a memorandum related to the prevailing Service/HR issues . Com.Binu CVP represented AIBSNLEA.
BRIEF REPORT OF THE 3rd CENTRAL WORKING COMMITTEE MEETING OF AIBSNLEA HELD AT DEHRADUN FROM 18TH AUGUST, 2018 TO 19TH AUGUST, 2018:
The 3rd Central Working Committee Meeting of AIBSNLEA held at 'Dev Bhoomi' Dehradun, Uttaranchal on 18thAugust, 2018 and 19th August, 2018. The Flag Hosting was done by the Com. President and the General Secretary. After the flag Hosting, Com. President in his opening remarks told about the achievement of the AIBSNLEA for the promotion of more than 12000 Executives in last one month span. He requested all to use their positive gesture in enhancing the membership of the AIBSNLEA. He requested all to go through the agenda and involve themselves for the positive participation in the CWC deliberations till end for getting the fruitful results. Com. President mentioned that due to the historical achievements, the believe of executives on AIBSNLEA has increased.
Com. Brij Mohan Dhyani, CS Uttaranchal and Host of the CWC Meet, delivered the welcome address. In his address Com. Dhyani welcomed all guests coming to Dev Bhoomi- Dehradun, from all nook and corners of the country. He told that although the UTTARANCHAL is small Circle but he has tried his level best to make the CWC a comfortable one. CP Uttaranchal Com. L.K. Thapaliyal Ji welcomed the President CHQ by garlanding. CWC Uttaranchal Bisit Ji welcomed the GS AIBSNLEA by garlanding. All CHQ office bearers, Advisors and consultants were warm welcomed by garlanding the Host Circle. Haldwani branch and CWC Uttaranchal Bisit ji presented shawl to GS. All CWC participants were welcomed by presenting Uttaranchal traditional CAP.
After the welcome program Com President appealed all to go through the agenda and tell about the modification. CWC approved the agenda program. One minute silence was observed in the memory of departed comrades.
Self introduction was made by all the comrades on the appeal of President CHQ. All the CWC participants made their self introduction.
After the self introduction the CWC Dehradun confirmed the minutes of the CWC Thiruvanatpuram. CWC Dehradun unanimously confirmed the minutes.
Com. President appealed all the Circle Secretaries to deposit the legal and Diary payments.Com. Ganeshan from Chennai donated Rs 15000 to CHQ. Most of the Circles actively participated and placed their report in the CWC Meet at Dehradun expect A&N Circle, ALTTC GZB Circle and J&K Circle due to unavoidable reasons. After completion of the Circle Secretary reports, Com. President requested Com. GS to Summed up.Com. GS Summed up with the reply of the queries raised by all the Circle Secretaries.
On the issue of the DGM to Jt. GM promotion, Com. GS informed that we are perusing the case. Com. GS told that after the persuasions of AIBSNLEA only the promotions of JTO to SDE LDCE quota (about 2000) has issued. In SCF 3000 JTOs of 1999 batch have promoted. DRs were not been taken into consideration by the intervention of SCF by the SNEA. We demanded to promote list No. 8 and 9 and Management agreed on list no. 8 but SNEA raised the issue to bring parity among the cadres in promotions, which has derailed the process. Earlier SNEA was impressing the management to implement the CPSU Cadre Hierarchy w.e.f. 31st July, 2018 but when they get failed in getting its implementation then to stop the promotions through CPCs they demanded parity. The fact remains that there was never parity among the various cadres in promotions due to various reasons even that prevailed in DoT. Management got disappointment due to such attitude of the Majority Association and stop the promotion through CPCs. AIBSNLEA continued to pursue with CMD BSNL , Director(HR) , GM(Pers.) for issuing the promotions through CPCs in all disciplines and to maintain equalization in the cadres as far as possible. AIBSNLEA also extended its sincere gratitude and thanks to the managements for issuing 12,000 executives promotions within a month time, which has became a history. AIBSNLEA is also demanded implementation of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy but before its implementation all the existing eligible executives should be promoted to the next grade as per the existing RRs. We also briefed the management that in case CPSU CH is implanted without conducting CPCs there will be court cases and in case the stay order is granted then BSNL Management will not be in a position to issue any promotion order through CPCs or CPSU CH. BSNL Management has appreciated our concern and assured to examine our apprehensions and for an early action in this regard. AIBSNLEA efforts will continue to ensure holding of CPCs for the promotion for all the eligible executives before implementation of CPCU CH to provide their service waitage and financial benefits.
Com. GS told that AIBSNLEA played a big role in vacating the stay on JAO to AO promotion and 2300 promotions took place. In AO to CAO Court case BSNL Management filed the MA on our persuasion only. Stay order date on catch up Rule of DE to DGM hearing is 05.09.2018. DE to DGM contempt case date of hearing is 07.09.2018. AIBSNLEA impledment in AO to CAO case will derail the process. GS informed that we will pursue the matter of GM (TR) in AP Circle. GS assured to take up the issue of posting new staff at BRBRAITT.
Regarding one day salary to Kerala calamity, Com. GS informed that we will support the donation of one day salary to Kerala Calamity. GS explained that the meeting at Jaipur was extremely necessary due to MV and was held by the approval of President and CHQ Office Bearers at ND. GS explained that the meeting at Delhi was also necessary for the issuance of the promotions before 30.06.2018. So it was not the wasteful expenditure at that time. To have second line leadership, Com. GS explained that AIBSNLEA have five Asstt. General Secretaries along with 15 CHQ Office Bearers who are leading the organization and they are available to serve the association as second line leadership if required.
Regarding the legal fund Com. GS told that now the subscription is directly coming to CHQ so that we have funds but there are so many legal cases AIBSNLEA is fighting. Now Rule 206 has been misinterpreted by the BSNL CO. Thus seprate legal fund is must. GS assured to take up the matter of Hungama Service with Management. GS assured to takeup the matter of delayed GPF payment in HP Circle. GS informed that 28.08.2018 Board Meeting the AD (OL) case will be taken up. Com. GS assured that on E-2 & E-3 payscales revised proposal has been again sent to DPE and we will discuss the case with Secy (T). GS assured that soon our DRs will get the benefits of 7% SAB. GS assured to pursue the matter of Rs. 22820 pay with CMD BSNL. GS assured to take up the Android mobile phone matter with Mgmt. For GTI GS told that we are perusing the case. We will discuss the Death Relief Fund with the Management. GS assured that we will discuss the case of Special CL but the Majority Association is mounting the pressure on the Management not to deviate REA Rule-2014. GS assured that we will discuss the case of special recruitment drive. GS asked Com. Sukaisema to send the letter of CGM NE-II for tenure problem.GS explained that Account must be audited from Jan to Dec. GS explained that this monitoring system is very good for financial excellence. GS informed that shortly a software is being launched for transparency in the IQ booking system.GS advised all the Circle Secretaries to start the Circle Websites of AIBSNLEA, it is needed in the competitive environment .
Going through the General Secretary Report
Point 2.6 Com GS informed that For Diary 2019 the orders have been placed and diary will be dispatched to the Circles by the begging of Dec., 2018 with improved quality.
2.9 Venue of AIC- President and GS asked the voluntariness for the next AIC. Four Circles came with the proposals.
>>>Haryana, Punjab and HP Circle combindly
>>>AP and Telangana Circle
AP and Telangana Circle informed that they can hold the conference in the Vijaywada but the financial constraint will be there, which cannot be assumed at this juncture. On this situation the various Circles assured financial help to the host Circle for making 6th AIC a grand success.
GS informed that tentatively next AIC will be in the month of Jan.- Feb. 2019 either in Vijayawada or Hyderabad.
Welfare Scheme- GS told that the scheme is to be implemented as per the committee report with a unique number (May be HR number) to every member.
Open Session brief has already been uploaded on CHQ Website.
Going through the General Secretary Report enumerating the following issues:- <<<Click here for GS Report>>>
Membership, Contribution towards legal fund, Central Office Bearers, Advisors, Consultants and Circle Secretaries meeting of AIBSNLEA CHQ at Jaipur and New Delhi, Regular election of Branch/Circle Body of AIBSNLEA, Journal/Circular/Websites, Publication of BSNL Executives’ Diary – 2019, Welfare Scheme , Venue of 6th AIC, Organizational Tours of GS and other CHQ Office Bearers, CPCs to fill up the vacant JAG, STS Group 'A’ & Group 'B’ Grade posts in BSNL on adhoc / Regular basis, Implementation of Executives Promotion Policy in BSNL: Implementation of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy - Change of designations on each Time Bound up-gradation on functional basis, Date of effect of Implementation of revised IDA Pay Scales for the Executives w.e.f. 1.10.2000, Amendment in BSNL MSRRs allowing Diploma holders to the promotion of EE, Left out issues of 2nd PRC – Implementation of E-2, E-3 standard IDA Pay scales to JTO and SDE equivalent executives in BSNL, Rs. 22820/- Pay Fixation case of JTOs/JAOs post recruited 2007, 30% Superannuation benefits to directly recruited employees as per DPE guidelines, Serious anomalies in the TES Gr. 'B’ officers’ seniority lists, Management Trainees Recruitment Rule-2009, DGM Recruitment, Modification in BSNL MSRR regarding Pay fixation from E5 to E6 to DGM (Adhoc), Grievances of PA/ Stenographers’ cadre : Restructuring of AD (OL) Cadre, Regularization of offg. JTOs, E1+5 Increments benefit to JTO (SRD), JAOs 2013 batch and PAs, Special drive for recruitment of JTO’s/ JAO’s for tenure circles, Withdrawal of Additional Increment in the same scale on functional promotion under EPP, Pay FR-22(1)a(i) Pay Fixation Case of Offg. JTOs, Group Term Insurance (GTI), Issues related to 3rd PRC: Implementation of 3rd PRC report with 15% Fitment benefit for BSNL executives, Payment of pension contribution on the IDA pay scales, Revision of Pension of BSNL Pensioners, BSNL MRS Scheme, All India BSNL Welfare Board & Sports Control Board meetings, Improvement in the revised policy for service GSM, RSTC & Broadband to Executives, Inordinate delay in settlement of disciplinary cases.
Other Organizational Activities- Establishment of Association office and permanent assets, Office Accommodation in BSNL Corporate Office, Winding-up of all constituent Associations, Organizational Action programs, Functioning of United Forum of BSNL Executives Associations:- Post Membership verification of the Executives Associations scenario in BSNL, Objection raised by SNEA against the office bearers of AIBSNLEA who have retired, Functioning of All Unions and Associations (AUAB), Creation of Tower Subsidiary, Merger of BSNL & MTNL.
All the other CHQ Office Bearers AGSs/OSs/Advisors and Consultants placed their report.
Com. Alkendra Singh, Advisor in his address congratulated the GS AIBSNLEA for the untiring efforts for the mega promotions. He requested the Dias to take the matter of left out cases for the C/E wings. He also requested for the AO to CAO DPC and clear the bottleneck. He stressed for the energy conservation and energy saving for the BSNL. He requested to fill the SE level posts for the C/E/Arch wings.
Com. Narendra Advisor:- He appreciated the efforts of the GS and CHQ team for the efforts done for the mega promotions. He requested all to explore the possibilities to finish the pending DPCs. He mentioned that we should take the initiative to find out the possibilities to clear the court case.
Com. Guruprasad, Advisor in his address endorsed the view of Com. Narendra and suggested that the stay is not vacated. AOs drawing CAO scale may be designated as CAO.
Com. President explained the efforts made by GS AIBSNLEA for expediting the CPCs. He told that AO to CAO DPC cannot be compared with SDE to DE CPC. Com. President told about the factual position in the AO to CAO DPC. 7800 vacancies are available in SDE cadre as on date.
Com. GS explained about the status of the standard pay scale, 22820 pay scales to post 2007 and 2008 batch. The matter is pending with Director(HR) for consideration.
Com. Karan Singh, Advisor explained in detail the 206 case and requested to implement the decision of the court in the matter of 206 case.
GS AIBSNLEA described the procedure for relaxing the affordability clause. AUAB is supporting us in this mission. We have to peruse it in DoT beurocracy. The fact remains that other then AIBSNLEA no Union or Association is perusing it in DoT.
Inordinate Delay in settlement of Disciplinary cases- GS AIBSNLEA told that now the pendency is reduced. He asked for the details of such cases.
GS told that the Office accommodation of BSNL CO was started by the efforts of AIBSNLEA. We have requested the Management to provide the same facilty to Circle also. GS appealed all Circle Secretary to peruse with the respective CGM.
GS told that the winding up of assets of all Associations is pending. GS told that we should discuss the possibility of our own accommodation. CWC suggested not to have associations accommodation in view of the previous bitter experience in this regard.
Com. GS deliberated about the scenario after the Membership Verification and requested all the Circle / District Secretaries to concentrate for enrolling more members in our association by explaining the efforts of AIBSNLEA in getting 12000 executives promotions.
GS described that initially the apprehension that the creation of tower subsidy will reduce the asset of the BSNL and it will fragment BSNL. So AUAB protested it. Only BSNL Board can decide the CMD of subsidiary company but DoT arbitrarily appointed an IAS officer as CMD of the subsidiary company. This created the panic. We protested against that. CMD BSNL also wrote to DoT about the difficulty to rectification of this appointment process due to strong protest of BSNL’s Unions & associations. GS described in detail the status of the subsidiary tower company matter.
GS concluded the General Secretary Report and it was approved by the house.
Com. T C Jain FS presented the audited account, which was adopted by the House with few suggestions.
CWC unanimously decided the continuation of CHQ Office bearers in the present CHQ body even after their retirement till the next All India Conference as per the provisions of the constitution of AIBSNLEA.
A resolution was moved by Chennai Telephone Circle in appreciation of the host Circle for making best boarding and lodging arrangements to the CWC Members for their comfortable stay which was seconded by Kolkata TD Circle/West Bengal Telecom Circle, which was unanimously approved by the House. At last Com. GS & President extended their sincere gratitude and thanks to the Host Circle Uttrakhand and all the participants for making CWC Dehradun a grand success and call upon to meet next AIC at VijayaWada. Com. Rajpal AGS(Fin.) extended vote of thanks.
Com. CHQ President declared CWC Meet Dehradun closed with thundering of slogans AIBSNLEA Zindabad…AIBSNLEA Unity Zindabad…..BSNL Zindabad…CWC Meet Dehradun Zindabad- Sine die.
Dear Comrades ….Be Proud to be an
As per the decision of CWC at Dehradun on 18th and 19th of August 2018 , AIBSNLEA CHQ has written to the CMD BSNL to donate one day basic pay of all AIBSNLEA Members to the flood relief fund of Chief Minister of Kerala for helping the affected families of Kerala .
In this CWC CS , Kerala highlighted and picturise the unprecedented flood situation in Kerala and its massive damages including the loss of hundreds of innocent human lives. Never before in the history of Independent India has Kerala witnessed such massive flood , CS has submitted to the house and requested to extent all possible help to the relief fund of the Kerala Chief Minister . Entire house empathetically considered the submission and wholeheartedly decided to request CMD, BSNL to deduct one day salary of all AIBSNLEA members to the relief fund of the Kerala Chief Minister.
Appeal of CGMT Kerala Dr.PT Mathew to all employees of Kerala : for the voluntary contribution of one day salary ( Basic Pay+DA) to the Kerala Chief Ministers Disaster relief Fund <<Appeal>>>
6th All India Conference of AIBSNLEA: AIBSNLEA Central Working Committee (CWC) Meeting held at Dehradun on 18th & 19th August, 2018 has decided to hold its 6th AIC shortly. Necessary notification regarding venue & time will be issued. CWC has directed all the Circles/District Secretaries to hold their Circle/District Conferences, if due, before the 6th AIC under intimation to CHQ.
AIBSNLEA successfully completed its 3rd Central Working Committee meeting at Dehradun on 18th and 19th August 2018. From Kerala five CWC office bearers including CP and CS booked Air tickets for active and interactive participation at CWC . But, the very unfortunate cancellation of flights and close down of Nedumbaserry International Airport due to flood and other natural calamities , four participants could not attend other than CS .
All the issues discussed and finalised in the 3rd CEC of the 7th Circle Body of AIBSNLEA Kerala on 09-08-2018 at Hotel Sudarshan , Kollam were effectively submitted to CWC in the CS reporting .
Moreover CS highlighted and picturise the unprecedented flood situationin Kerala and its massive damages including the loss of hundreds of innocent human lives. Never before in the history of Independent India has Kerala witnessed such massive flood , CS has submitted to the house and requested to extent possible help to the relief fund of the Kerala Chief Minister . Entire house empathetically considered the submission and wholeheartedly decided to request CMD, BSNL to deduct one day salary of all AIBSNLEA members to the relief fund of the Kerala Chief Minister.
AIBSNLEA Kerala wishes Happy and Prosperous 72nd Independence day
Meeting on Group Term Insurance: GM (Restructuring), BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi convened a meeting of Committee along with the representatives of AIBSNLEA & SNEA to discuss the modalities for launching of Group Term Insurance (GTI) Scheme for BSNL Executives wherein SBI Life has given its proposal and after negotiation, finally quoted Rs. 1.42+GST for those executives having 50 years of age and for above 50 years aged executives, they have quoted higher rates.
3rd CEC of the 7th Circle Body of AIBSNLEA Kerala has been splendidly completed Yesterday on 09-08-2018 at Hotel Sudarshan , Kollam. Though incessant torrential rain challenged safe and comfortable transport all across Kerala , around 40 CEC office bearers attended the superbly completed CEC . Shri.Rajendran V ITS , PGMT Kollam was the Guest of honour to the CEC’s Open Session . Com. AmarthLal DS welcomed all the office bearers and Shri.Thulaseedharan Achary DP Kollam Proposed Vote of Thanks . The total expenditure of this CEC is sponsored by the recently promoted CEC Office Bearers to AGM/EE/AO cadres.
Congratulations………FR-22(1)a(i) Pay Fixation Case of Offg. JTOs:
Hon’ble Supreme Court dismissed the SLP filed by BSNL Corporate Office against the Hon’ble High Court Kerala judgment regarding FR-22(1)a(i) Pay fixation case of Offg. JTOs of Kerala Circle. AIBSNLEA had already requested BSNL Management for implementation of Hon’ble Kerala High Court judgment but on the basis of legal opinion BSNL filed the SLP in the Hon’ble Supreme Court. We congratulate our JTO members for their victory.
CS , CVP , DP Com.Vijayakumar and DS Com. Binukumar of Circle office branch met CGMT today and discussed all pending HR issues . GM(A/HR) was also present all along meeting . Regarding some transfer requests of our members we requested CGMT Kerala to follow the very motivating and executive friendly attitude being adopted by Dir(HR) , Corporate Office . CGMT is supposed to consider cases requested through recognised union/associations for having a cordial relation between management and union/associations as it is well happening with corporate office. AIBSNLEA always extending uncalled for support to CGMT Kerala Dr.PT Mathew not with the illusion that CGMT would full fill all our demands but by admiring his charisma as CEO of Kerala Circle. However , fulfilment of genuine requests is expected. CGMT assured to consider our submissions.
Reinstating diverted post of Superintending Engineer ( C ) at BSNL Civil Circle Calicut :
We requested to consider our letter for the same on 05-07-2018. CGMT assured to look into the matter.
Regularize date of promotion of recently promoted AGM/DEs :
After the first Promotion orders on 29-06-2018 BSNL, corporate office issued promotion orders for the left-out executives. In these orders it is mentioned that, “promote... in the grade of AGM/DE in Telecom operations stream in the IDA scale of pay of Rs. 29100-54500/- on regular basis notionally w.e.f. 29.06.2018” . But, they could join on dates after release of Circle Office Orders . We requested to release a clarification note on the date of effect of promotion in line with corporate office letters. GM(A/HR) responded that a clarification is sought from corporate office on the date of effect of the Promotions.
Forwarding of Rule 8 Mutual Transfer requests of JTOs.
After CGMT Meeting we met GM(A/HR) . Regarding Rule 8 Mutual Transfer requests of JTOs , we sought the need of forwarding the first page of SB of the JTOs who are requesting mutual transfer that was not sought so far . We requested to forward all such cases without hurdles and delay due to the fact that after release of the pending JTO-SDE promotion orders these transfers may not be possible . GM replied that it may be a misinterpretation and informed DGM(HR) to forward all the requests received so far. We reciprocate with thanks. Later we met DGM(HR) . He assured that all the pending requests will be forwarded to GM without delay.
BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi issued Clarification on Joining / relieving of officers on promotion to AGM(T) as asked by some circles w.r.t Para 9(a) of promotion order issued <<<Click here for clarification>>>
GS writes to:
1 Shri Anupam Srivastava, CMD, BSNL regarding Inclusion of List-9 for the promotion of SDEs to the post of AGMs along with List-8 pursuant to implementation of CPSE Cadre Hierarchy
2 Smt. Sujata Ray, Director (HR), BSNL Board, regarding finalization of Seniority list in the grade of SDE (Civil)
AIBSNLEA welcome all JTOs Joined today at various BAs of Kerala after Phase-I training. We sincerely wish a splendid career ahead to one and all
The decisions taken in the AUAB meeting held on 02.08.2018:
A meeting of the All Unions and Associations of BSNL (AUAB) was held yesterday, the 02-08-2018, at BSNL MS office. The meeting was presided over by Com.K.Sebastin, GS, SNEA. The meeting was attended by: -
BSNLEU: Com.P.Abhimanyu,GS, Com.Balbir Singh, President, Com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and Com.Chellappa, AGS.
NFTE: Com.Chandeswar Singh,GS, Com. K.S.Sheshadri, Dy.GS, Com.A.Rajamouli, Treasurer and Com.K.Natarajan, CS,TN.
SNEA: Com.K.Sebastin, GS and Com.A.A.Khan, President.
AIBSNLEA: Com.Prahlad Rai GS and Com.S.Sivakumar, President.
AIGETOA: Com.Ravi Shil Verma,GS, Com. Wasi Ahmed, Dy.GS and Com.Bashisth Gupta, Advisor.
BSNLMS: Com.Suresh Kumar, GS, Com.Mallikarjuna, President.
ATM BSNL: Com.Revti Prasad, AGS.
BSNL OA: Com.H.P.Singh, Dy.GS.
After detailed discussion, the following decisions are taken unanimously.
(1) The meeting unanimously disagreed with the letter written by the GS, FNTO and the GS, SEWA BSNL, to the Secretary DOT and CMD BSNL, withdrawing from the agitation called on by the AUAB, and also informing that their scanned signatures were used in the notice for the agitation, without their consent. Further the meeting suggested that, the GS, FNTO and GS,SEWA BSNL should come to the meeting of AUAB for expressing their views.
(2) The meeting reviewed the demonstration held on 11-07-2018, the three day Relay Hunger Strike held from 24th to 26th July 2018, as well as the meeting held between the AUAB and the Hon’ble MoSC(I/C), on 01-08-2018 and expressed it’s satisfaction. The meeting decided to write to the Secretary DOT, expressing dissatisfaction that, despite efforts were taken by the AUAB, to hold a meeting with her, the Secretary DoT, has not met the AUAB, not even once in the past 5 months. The meeting also decided to seek a meeting with the Secretary DoT immediately, and decided to give call for the next phase of agitation, in case the meeting does not materialise.
(3) The meeting finalised the text of the letter, addressed to the CMD, BSNL, demanding implementation of austerity measures for the top officers of the company.
(4) The meeting finalised the text of the letter, addressed to CMD, BSNL, demanding implementation of 30% Superannuation benefits to the Directly Recruited employees within a time frame. It was also decided that, if no positive result comes, then this demand should be placed in the charter of demands for the next phase of the struggle.
(5) The meeting decided to write letters to the CMD BSNL, against purchasing obsolete and unnecessary equipments, against the indiscreet engagement of retired officers as consultants and against the huge expenditure being incurred for AMCs. The meeting decided to demand a meeting with CMD BSNL on these issues, in the presence of other Directors.
(6) As regards, the decision of the AUAB to launch the movement of ‘BSNL at your door steps’, it was decided to suggest to the CMD BSNL, for holding an inaugural function at the Corporate office, Circle and SSA levels, jointly by the Management and the AUAB.
(7) It was decided to write a letter to the CMD BSNL, demanding to immediately arrange a meeting between AUAB and the Secretary DoT.
(8) Next meeting of AUAB will be held at 15:00 hrs. on 23-08-2018 at BSNL MS Office to review the progress on various demands and to decide future course of action.
CS and DS TVM had an agenda meeting with PGMF Kerala Shri.KK Vel today at 12 noon. Meeting lasted for about one and half hours. We discussed all pending HR issues of accounts/ finance department. PGM was very kind enough to listen all the issues we have submitted to him and assured to consider all the submissions positively including the transfer request of Shri. Sivasankaran Nair DGM(F) Kottayam BA to Ernakulam BA.
Regularisation of JAO 2012 batch with unlawful probation tag:
The case was appraised in detail to PGM from the beginning of time line. He shared feeling of the 2012 batch of JAOs who have been facing many unlucky twist and turns in their career. They are posted on Merit as JAO …. They are Posted against available vacancies …. Their regularisation will not leak any paise of BSNL … …But they are not regularised yet … After patient listening the events for about half an hour he replied that he alone cannot untwist the case but he assured that when the file reaches his table he will do all the possible helps within the four walls of law . He further suggested to discuss the matter with all the concerned for a speedy positive outcome.
Need of Individual Marketing :
PGMF shared his stress and pain in finding funds for the day to day needs of Kerala Circle . He emphasised the need of individual marketing by all employees cutting across executives/non-executives. We assured to reciprocate his desire.
AUAB meets Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon'ble MoSC(I/C) in the Parliament House:The representatives of the All Unions and Associations of BSNL met Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon'ble MoSC(I/C) in the Parliament House today. Shri M.B. Rajesh, MP, Kerala, has taken the initiative to arrange the meeting between the AUAB and the Hon'ble MoSC(I/C), and he was also present during the discussion.
The AUAB leaders who participated in today's meeting are Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, Com.Sheshadri, Dy.GS, NFTE BSNL, Com.Prahlad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA, Com.K.Sebastin, GS, SNEA, Com.Ravi Shil Verma, GS, AIGETOA, Com.Suresh Kumar, GS, BSNL MS, Com. S.D. Sharma, GS, ATM BSNL and Com.J. Vijaya Kumar, Dy.GS, TEPU.
The AUAB leaders expressed their serious concern against the non-implementation of the assurances given by Hon'ble MoSC(I/C), in the meeting held on 24.02.2018, with the representatives of AUAB. They further pointed out that, during the last five months, not even a single meeting has been granted by the Hon'ble MoSC(I/C) and the Secretary (T), to discuss about the implementation of the assurances.
1) Assurance was given by Hon'ble MoSC(I/C), to get the affordability clause of 3rd PRC relaxed, w.r.t. BSNL. However, the DoT has not started the preparation of the Cabinet Note for getting the affordability clause of the 3rd PRC relaxed for BSNL.
2) Direction was given by Hon'ble MoSC(IC) to the Secretary(T), to take action for collecting pension contribution from BSNL on actual basic pay, as per the government order, instead of the maximum of the pay scale. DoT has not taken any action in this regard till date.
3) Hon'ble MoSC(I/C) directed the Secretary, Telecom, in the meeting held on 24.02.2018, to take necessary action for revision of pension of BSNL Pensioners. No action has been taken so far.
4) Hon'ble MoSC(I/C) gave assurance in the meeting held on 24.02.2018, for allocation of 4G Spectrum to BSNL, but so far same is not allotted to BSNL.
After discussion on the above issues, the Hon'ble MoSC(I/C) stated that the issue of 4G Spectrum allocation is in the hands of the government, and that it would be done shortly. Regarding pay revision, pension contribution on actual basic pay and revision of pension of BSNL Pensioners, the Hon'ble MoSC(I/C) assured that he would discuss all these issues with the Secretary, Telecom, on 3rd August, 2018.
Hon'ble MoSC(I/C) further stated that the employees should earn revenue for BSNL, in addition to raising the demands. The AUAB leaders replied that they are giving tough competition to Reliance JIO, who is providing services based on predatory pricing. Shri M.B. Rajesh, MP, extended his thanks to the Hon'ble MoSC(I/C) for granting the meeting and discussing the issues.
We extended our sincere gratitude and thanks to Hon'ble MoSC (I/C) for granting the meeting and also extended thanks to Shri M.B. Rajesh, MP, for arranging the meeting. <<<<Click here for glimpses>>>
AIBSNLEA Kerala issued notice to hold Circle Executive Committee of this association , for one day on 09/08/2018 (Thursday) at Kollam to transact Service , HR and organizational matters along with matters to be presented at Dehradun CWC on 18/8/2018 and 19/8/20018