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AIBSNLEA PUBLISHES "BSNL EXECUTIVE'S DIARY-2007-PLACE ORDER- CLICK HERE FOR LETTER.

ADDITIONAL NEW WEBSITE LAUNCHED :-  WEB SITE http://aibsnlea.org/. IS CRASHING FREQUENTLY DUE TO UNIMAGINABLE HITS (HEAVY TRAFFIC) ON WEB SITE  TO AVOID HARDSHIP TO OUR ESTEEMED MEMBERS , ANOTHER ADDITIONAL NEW WEB SITE WAS LAUNCHED TODAY I.E ON 18/10/2007. http://aibsnleachq.in/  PLEASE NOTE IT. PLEASE NOTE IT

19-10-2007:- United Forum of BSNL Executives' Associations, New Delhi has served  Notice of Organisational Actions Programmes to focus immediate attention of the BSNL Management towards non-settlement of the pending issues relating to Promotion Policy, immediate withdrawl of RRs of MT, immediate Absorption of ITS Group 'A' Officers and  towards highly insensitive and indifferent attitude of the BSNL Management. United Forum call upon all the BSNL absorbed executives' to Join Enmass  and make the the Organisational  Programmes a complete success.   Click Here for Notice

16-10-2007:- Click Here for Payment of IDA orders at the revised rates 76% w.e.f. 01.10.2007.

011-10-2007:- BESCOM (KARNATAKA STATE ELECTRICITY BOARD) SWITCHED OVER FROM AIRTEL TO BSNL :- We congratulate the Executives of Karnataka Circle  who responsible for  switching over from Airtel to BSNL in mobile as well as fixed  lines services by  BESCOM (KEB). On the similar line, our Executives may initiate to capture bulk telecom Business . Click here for appreciation letter written by CMD to CGM, KTK in this regard

011-10-2007:- GS writes to Shri D.S. Mathur, Chairman, Telecom Commission, & Secretary, Department of Telecommunications, Govt. of India, New Delhi-110001 regarding Non settlement of the grievances of BSNL Executives vide letter no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/TC/2007-08 dated 10-10-2007 Click Here for Letter

09-10-2007:-Grant of Productivity Linked Incentive (PLI) for the year 2006-07

09-10-2007:- United Forum of BSNL Executives' Associations writes to Shri D S Mathur, Chairman TC & Secy DoT (Framing of Group 'A' RRs - suggestions of Associations- reg.) We seek his benign and immediate intervention in the matter and requested him to completely set aside the Management Trainees RRs issued by the BSNL Management unilaterally so as to enable and facilitate fresh initiation of discussion with Executive Associations on the whole issue of implementation of  CPSU structure in BSNL. Click here for letter.

09.10.2007:- 50 vacancies of SDE(C) have been identified. CR’s  V.C’s are likely to be called for soon.

08-10-2007:- GS writes to Shri Kuldeep Goyal, Chairman–cum-Managing Director, BSNL, New Delhi regarding :-

(1) Modifications/withdrawal of already implemented ACP scheme of DoP&T for cadres whose pay scales were upgraded after 1.10.2000 vide letter no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/ACP/2007-08 dated   08-10- 2007  Click Here for letter

(2)Fixing lower limit of PLI Rs.25000 to executives in BSNL vide letter no. AIBSNLEA / CHQ/ ACP/ 2007-08dated   08-10- 2007 Click Here for letter

(3) Counting of residency period w.e.f.  01-10-2000 for the first time bound   promotion under Executive Promotion Policy in BSNL up-graded Pay Scales in respect of the Executive Cadres, viz Civil/Electrical/Arch/ TF/ CSS / PSs / PAs / JAOs etc vide letter no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/CMD//2007-08 dated 08-10-2007 Click Here for letter

06-10-2007:-AAOs Pay Scale Case:-AIBSNLEA succeeded in getting cleared the AAOs Pay Scale case from Ministry of Finance. It is understood that Ministry of Finance has given clearance treating AAOs as organized Finance and Accounts Cadre. Now efforts are being made in DoT for early endorsement to BSNL. AAOs Pay Scale case came for hearing in the Hon'ble Delhi High Court on 05-10-2007.

06-10-2007:- It is understood  that BSNL Board has approved   PLI, 1.1 times of the Basic Pay for the year 2006-07 with no upper ceiling limit and the minimum amount of PLI is  fixed  up Rs. 10000/-. PLI payment order  is expected shortly.

05-10-2007:-GS,President, FS, AFS and Editor  met Shri Gopal Das Director (HRD) BSNL on courtesy call and welcomed him on assuming the high office of Director (HRD) BSNL. We assured him our full co-operation, he also reciprocated the same.

05-10-2007:- Due to continuous persuasion, Promotion of SDE (Electrical) to Executive Engineer (Electrical) on adhoc basis-Order  issued. Click here for letter

05-10-2007:- JOINT FORUM CALLORGANISE MASSIVE DHARNA ON 11th OCTOBER 2007 for redressal  of the demands i.e. (1) Immediate supply of 2G, 3G GSM Lines (2)Grant Navaratna Status to BSNL (3) Ensure Financial Viability (4) Withdraw unjustified conditions on Pension (5)Immediate Absorption of Group A / ITS Officers (6)  No  VRS  /  CRS  (7) Start Wage Negotiation (8)Merge 50% of DA with Pay w.e.f. 01.01.2004. All the Circle/Branch Secretaries are requested to participate actively to make the Massive Dharna programme a grand success. Click here for GS BSNLEU Letter

05-10-2007:- (a) GS writes to Director (Finance) regarding filling up of vacant CAOs/AOs  posts in BSNL. Click here for letter

 (b) GS writes to Shri Gopal Das Director (HRD) BSNL regarding welcome and felicitating him on assuming the high office of Director (HRD) BSNL.Click here for letter.

(c) GS writes to Shri D.S. Mathur Chairman, Telecom Commission & Secretary DoT regarding with holding of Adhoc promotion in the grade of Executive Engineer (Electrical). Click here for letter

04-10-2007:-(a) GS writes regarding consideration of various requests for Inter-Circle transfers in the cadre  of  JAO/AAO/AO.Click here for letter

(b) GS writes regarding consideration of  requests for Inter-Circle Transfer  in the cadre Arch Assistant Grade-I / JTO(Arch). Click here for letter

(c) GS writes regarding consideration of request for Inter-Circle transfer in the cadre of DE.Click here for letter

(e)  GS writes regarding  consideration of request for Inter-Circle transfer in the cadre of SDE (Civil). Click here for letter

(f)  GS writes regarding  consideration of various requests for Inter-Circle transfers in the cadre  of  SDE (Telecom).  Click here for letter

(g) GS writes regarding consideration of request for Inter-Circle Transfers under Para-38 in the cadre of JAO. Click here for letter

(h) GS writes regarding consideration of request for Inter-Circle Transfers under Para-38 in the cadre of JTO. Click here for letter

(I) GS writes regarding consideration of request for Inter-Circle Transfers in the cadre of Pvt. Secretary.Click here for letter

03-10-2007:- Hon'ble High Court of Orissa order dated 21-08-2007 in WP(C) No.9256/2007 & Misc.case no. 8703/2007 regarding OP Nos. 21656/2001 and 37134/2001 titled  Union of India  v/s George Paul and KC Jose- Circulation of final seniority list of competitive Quota  TES Group 'B' officers .Page-1  Click here for order.

29-09-2007:- 2nd Circle Conference of West Bangal Circle :- GS, FS, Org. Secretary (E) and CS Kolkata TD Circle attended & addressed the 2nd Circle Conference of West Bangal Circle at Deulti(Howrah). A colorful glittering OPEN SESSION was also organised. Shri Rakesh Agrawal, CGMT, West Bengal Telecom Circle was the Chief Guest. Shri J.K. Roy, CGM ETR, Shri Abdul Mazid, CGM, Telecom Factory Kolkata were the guests of Honor. Shri Shankar Bose, GM(O) WB Circle, Shri Gautam Chakravati , GM(D) WB Circle, Shri Amit Bhattacharya, GM (Task Force) WB Circle, Shri N.N. Banarjee, GM Kolkata  SSA & Shri Gautam Audhay, GM(Mktg.), GM(Mktg.) WB Circle were the special guests on the occasion. Com. B.K. Bhattacharya, CS in his welcome / Key Note address and discussed the Circle / ALL India Level issues. Com. S.K. Bose, Circle President presided over the function. Com. GS in his address appraised the status of All India Issues & discussed the viability of BSNL. He strongly opposed the introduction of MT's at STS Level & implementation of arbitrarily  BSNL Employees Transfer policy.

     He mentioned that United Forum of BSNL Executives' Associations has strongly protested introduction of MT RR's at STS level & has demanded to withdrawal upto 15th Oct' 2007 otherwise organisational actions programmes will be launched. He call upon all the members to keep ready organizationally  to protest against the wrong policies of BSNL Management.  A colorful cultural programme was also organised on the occasion.  A large number of members including the representatives of consumer organizations were also  present. Com. S.K. Bose, CAO & Com. B.K. Bhattacharya, JTO were elected as President & Circle Secretary of WB Circle respectively. Elections were conducted unanimously. Programme was convened by Com. Manas Kr. Roy CWC(Memeber).

29-09-2007:- Calling of ACRs for Adhoc promotion from SDE(Civil) to EE(Civil)- Click here

29-09-2007:-  Transfer and Posting in the grade of Executive Engineer (Electrical)-Click here

29-09-2007:-   RETIREMENT ON SUPERANNUATIONS IN THE CADRE OF SDE (TELECOM) W.E.F 30/09/2007 A/N. WE WISH THEM VERY HAPPY & PROSPEROUS RETIRED LIFE-Click here  

29-09-2007:- RETIREMENT ON SUPERANNUATIONS IN THE CADRE OF DE (TELECOM) W.E.F

 

17-09-2007:- GS met SrDDG(FP) BSNL & discussed:-

(a) DPC from SrAO to CAO adhoc:- We expressed our serious concern against delay in completing the DPC process from SrAO to CAO adhoc. SrDDG (FP) informed that the DPC work is completed and sent to CMD BSNL for approval. As soon as the approval is received, promotion order of adhoc CAO to fill up about 360 posts will be issued immediately.

(b) Consideration of request transfers of JAOs/AOs/CAOs:- SrDDG(FP) informed that efforts are being made to consider the pending request transfers.

(c) DPC from JAO/AAO to AO:- We impressed upon to fill up all vacant AOs posts created through Man Power Plan sanctioned and vacancy arises due to adhoc CAO promotions. SrDDG(FP) assured to look into.

16-09-2007:- Special General Body meeting in the Conference Hall of Laplace Building, Hajratganj, Lucknow (a) GS, President, FS, AGS(C/E/Arch/TF) attended  and addressed the Special General Body meeting in the conference Hall of Laplace Building, Hajratganj, Lucknow. The Branch Secretaries / President of Azamgarh, Allahabad, Barabanki, Mainpuri, Jhansi, Gonda, Faizabad,  Gorakhpur, Sultanpur, Miazapur, Raebareli, Hamirpur, Jaunpur and large number of members of Lucknow PGMTD, Transmission, Circle office, RTTC, BD and Civil Electrical Branches attended the meeting. Comrade GS replied all the quaries made by the members to their satisfaction. All the circle office bearers and CWC members of UP(East) Circle also attended meeting.

(b) GS, President, FS, AGS(C/E/Arch/TF) attended  and addressed the WELCOME MEET function organised by Civil Wing Branch of UP (East) Circle. Shri Sunil Parihar  PGMTD Lucknow, Shri A.K. Shrivastava GM (Admn), Shri GS Shrivastava GM (Mobile), Shri SC Mishra CE (Civil), Shri U N  Shrivastava Retired  Sr DDG (BW), Shri S P Mishra Circle Secretary and Shri S K Yadav President UP (East) Circle   attended and addressed the programme. A colorful and glittering cultural programme was also organised on the occasion. The Comrades of civil wing from various circles actively participated in the programme. Comrade GS, President, FS, AGS (C/E/Arch/TF) were felicitated on the occasion for their sincere efforts for the settlement of the pending grievances of Civil Wing executives. Comrade Parwani Branch Secretary Civil wing welcome the guests and Comrade N.C. Jain  AFS UP (East) Circle  gave vote of thanks.

14-092007:-BSNL CO vide order  No-400-07/2005-Pers.I  Dated September 13,2007 at New Delhi issued RECRUITMENT RULES OF MANAGEMENT TRAINEES IN BSNL. Click Here for RR of MANAGEMENT TRAINEES

14-09-2007:- DDG(SR) addressed to GS, AIBSNLEA regarding suggestions - Framing of Recuitment Rules of Group 'A' officers in BSNL. All the CHQ Office Bearers, Circle / Branch Secretaries, CWC Members are requested to send their suggestions immediately to CHQ for further reply to DDG(SR) within 7days Click Here for Letter

11-09-2007:- Click Here for Transfer & Posting list in the grade of SDE(C)

10-09-2007:- GS writes Shri A Raja, Hon’ble MoC&IT, Govt of India, New Delhi 110001regarding immediate completion of the process of  absorption of ITS Group ‘A’ officers in BSNL-  Delay is adversely effecting the viability of BSNL vide letter no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/MoC/2007-08 Dated: 10-09-2007 Click Here for Letter

08-09-2007:- GS writes regarding illegal promotion of deputationists Group A officers against BSNL posts. Click here for letter.                   

08-09-2007:- Absorption of ITS Group 'A' court case did not came in argument in Hon'ble Delhi High Court on 6th Sept 07. Next date for arguments is fixed up on 13th Sept 2007.      

08-09-2007:- BSNL to invest Rs 230 bn for expansion- Click here

08-09-2007:- Ericsson accepts 13.12 million GSM lines order from BSNL Click here for Report-1, Report-2

08-09-2007:- DoT, defence finalise MoU for spectrum-Click here        

08-09-2007:- RETIREMENT ON SUPERANNUATIONS IN THE CADRE OF SDE (TELECOM) W.E.F 31/08/2007 A/N. WE WISH THEM VERY HAPPY & PROSPEROUS RETIRED LIFE- Click here for Order Page1, Page2

08-09-2007:- RETIREMENT ON SUPERANNUATIONS IN THE CADRE OF DE (TELECOM) W.E.F 31/08/2007 A/N. WE WISH THEM VERY HAPPY & PROSPEROUS RETIRED LIFE- Click here for Order   

07-09-2007:- GS, FS met Dir (HRD) & discussed, DDG (Pers) was also present:-         (a) DPC from SDE (Telecom) to DE adhoc:- We expressed our serious concern against non holding of the DPC to fill up about 3500 vacant DEs posts on adhoc basis. Dir (HRD) informed that BSNL has already filed MA in Hon'ble Delhi High Court regarding TES Group'B' seniority case as advised by DoT. Now the next date of hearing is fixed up 4th Dec 07. They have again taken up the case with DoT for giving direction regarding the seniority list to be operated. We impressed upon for an early action. 

(b) Consideration of pending request transfers of SDEs/ DEs:- We expressed our resentment against non-consideration of pending request transfer applications of SDEs/ DEs. Dir (HRD) discussed the matter with DDG (Pers) and assured an early action. 

(c) Consideration of pending request transfers of SDE (civil):- Dir (HRD) assured to look into.   

07-09-2007:- Joint Forum organized Historical National Convention on 7th Sept 07 at Eastern Court Compound, Janpath New Delhi. Comrade Satish Kumar Circle Secy Delhi Circle welcomed the guests. Com. V A N Namboodiri Convener Joint Forum in his welcome/ key note address welcomed the distinguished guests on dias & the delegates and apprised in details the issues of concern which are adversely affecting the viability of BSNL. All the unions/ associations of joint forum representatives were in the presidium. Com. K Satyanarayana President AIBSNLEA was in the presidium. The National Convention  was formally inaugurated by Com. M K Pandhe President CITU. Hon'ble M.P.s, Com. Gurudas Das Gupta (CPI), Thiru C Kuppusamy(DMK), Com. Sitaram Yechuri(CPM), Shri Harish Rawat (Cong-I) and a delegation of South Korean Trade Unions also attended and addressed the convention. Com. GS in his address discussed all the issues of importance which are hampering the viability of BSNL & other issues i.e. GSM lines-2G & 3G, Navratna status, Financial viability of BSNL viz stoppage of ADC to BSNL, reduction in USO fund to BSNL, stoppage of license fee to BSNL, payment of pension, absorption of ITS officers, VRS/ CRS, merger of 50% DA with basic pay/ grant of IR, parity between BSNL & MTNL pay scales etc. All the Unions/ Associations nominated representatives also addressed the convention. Convener Joint Forum placed the declaration of National Convention of BSNL employees for adoption and the same was unanimously adopted. Click here for Program and Declaration. Com Anuam Kaul CS SNEA Delhi Circle gave vote of thanks. At last com. K Vallinayagam Chairman Joint Forum declared convention concluded. A large number of BSNL executives/ non-executives from throughout the country actively participated in the convention. National Convention was Historical & Successful.

06-09-2007:- Secy. DOT fixed up meeting with BSNL Management on 14th Sept 2007 to discuss the pending grievances of BSNL Executives raised by AIBSNLEA which were discussed in the formal meeting on 2nd Aug 2007. We have also discussed all the grievances with CMD BSNL in the informal meeting had on 31-08-2007.        

06-09-2007:- AIBSNLEA succeeded in getting released the order regarding payment of adhoc amount of Rs. 2000/- per month to un-absorbed Gr. 'B' officers  working on deemed deputation basis in BSNL and against whom disciplinary proceedings under Rule 16 of CCS (CCA) are pending. Click here for letter.      

06.09.2007 => Click Here for BSNL employees Transfer Policy

06.09.2007 => GS, President, FS & Editor gave presentation to Pay Revision Committee  for executives & non-unionised supervisors for CPSEs. Hon’ble Justice M.J. Rao Chairman Pay Revision Committee CPSEs chaired the meeting; all the Pay Revision Committee Members were present in the Meeting. Click Here for Presentation

06.09.2007 :- INTER-CIRCLE TRANSFER OF SDEs(TELECOM) -ORDER ISSUED-CLICK HERE FOR ORDER

AIBSNLEA HIMACHAL PRADESH CIRCLE  HAS LAUNCHED NEW WEB SITE : http://hpaibsnlea.infinites.net/

04.09.2007 => Joint Forum is arranging National Convention on 7th Sept'2007 at Eastern Court Compound, New Delhi. The National Convention will be addressed by various Trade Union leaders  & Hon'ble MPs. The issues effecting adversely the viability of BSNL i.e. delay in procurement of GSM Mobile equipment (3G + 2G), Financial viability of BSNL[Payment of Pension to BSNL Employees] , Absorption of Group 'A' officers in BSNL etc will be deliberated and the future course of actions will also be decided. We call upon the CHQ / Circle / Branch office bearers of nearby Circles i.e. TCHQ, Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, ALTTC GZB, UP(West), Rajasthan CIrcles  to participate actively. The National Convention will start by 11.00 AM.

02.09.2007:=> Special General Body Meeting [GET-TO-GETHER]  in Hotel Diana Palace, Jaipur :-  GS, FS & Org. Secretary (W) Shri C.M. Saste, Circle Secretary UP(W) Circle Shri D.S. Bhaduria & Circle President Haryana Circle Shri P.C. Agrawal attended & addressed the Special General Body Meeting [GET-TO-GETHER]  in Hotel Diana Palace, Jaipur on 01.09.2007.

Shri P.K. Gupta, Pr. Chief Engineer (E), Raj. Telecom Circle was the Chief Guest. At the outset Shri P.K. Gupta, Pr. Chief Engineer (E), Raj. Telecom Circle alongwith Senior Group 'A' Officers absorbed in BSNL named Shri D.N. Choudhary, SE(E), Jaipur, Shri D.K. Gupta, EE(P&D), Jaipur, Shri B.L. Meena, EE(P&D), Jaipur, Shri T.K. Parihar SE(E) Jodhpur, Shri J.K. Dua, EE(E), Jodhpur, Shri D.P. Agrawal, EE(E) KOTA, Shri Subhash Sharma, EE(E) SGR took membership of AIBSNLEA.

Com. O.P. JAT Circle Secretary Raj. Telecom Circle welcomed all the newly enrolled members & discussed the All India issues. Com. GS in his address welcomed & Felicitated  the newly enrolled members i.e. Group 'A' Officers absorbed in BSNL. Com. GS in his address apprised  in detail the status of the All India issues and replied the queries made by the members. Shri P.K. Gupta, Pr. Chief Engineer (E), Raj. Telecom Circle in his address appreciated the functioning of AIBSNLEA & told it is the need of ours to join an Executive Association in the larger interest of BSNL Executives as well as company & they preferred to join AIBSNLEA. Com. M.L. Pareek Circle President extended the vote of thanks. The conference Hall of Hotel Diana Palace was jam packed. Dinner followed. 

AIBSNLEA succeeded in getting approved from BSNL Management Committee the issue of improvement in the revised policy for service GSM, RSTC and broadband to Executives i.e. to provide STD & National roaming facility on GSM service connection and the free call monthly limit on RSTC has been enhanced for JTOs from 500 to 600, SDEs from 600 to 800 and DEs from 800 to 1500 & same for equivalent level executives.    Congratulations !    to all comrades for success

AIBSNLEA succeeded in getting approved from BSNL Board the issue of Implementation of Transfer Policy of BSNL Executives. Congratulations !    to all comrades for success.

 

 

10-08-2007:- CMD BSNL invited Unions/Associations  => CMD BSNL invited Unions / Associations to discuss the issue of VRS of BSNL Employees. Director (HRD), Sr. DDG (Estt.), DDG (SR) & DDG (Restructuring), BSNL were also present.  All Unions / Associations Leaders resented against the unilateral action of BSNL Management for recommending the VRS of 20,000 non-executives in BSNL to DoT. AIBSNLEA demanded that first the reasons of VRS and the details of the proposal should be known to the representatives of Unions/Associations. CMD BSNL assured that no arbitrary action will be taken to implement the VRS in BSNL, matter will be discussed with the Unions/ Associations and accordingly the decision will be taken. He appealed to all the Unions/Associations that the next three years is the crucial period for BSNL, all the Unions / Associations are to play a vital role for the growth of BSNL. He further emphasized for attitudinal change towards customers & appealed that we should approach to our creamy layer costumers  i.e.   Big Corporate Organizations & Industries to take the service from BSNL. He also stressed to have more than 37% market Share in Telecom Sector & to make BSNL No. 1 Company. All the Unions / Associations Leaders assured full co-operation & support to his endeavour. 

 

10-08-2007:- Joint Forum Meeting => After CMD's meeting Joint Forum leaders had internal meeting & discussed the ongoing situation on various issues in detail & decided tentatively to hold National Convention on 5th Sept'2007 at New Delhi in which future course of action will be decided. Meanwhile, all the issues effecting the Viability of BSNL will be raised in the Parliament through Parliamentarians. Comrade K. Vallinayagam GS, NUBSNLW - FNTO is nominated regular Chairman of Joint Forum. Com. V.A.N. Namboodri, GS BSNLEU will continue as convener.

 

09-08-2007:-Key Note Address delivered by Shri Prahlad Rai, General Secretary, AIBSNLEA in the Open Session of 2nd CWC meeting of AIBSNLEA held at Rajasthan Bhawan,  Faridabad (HARYANA)  on 26th July’2007 Click Here for Keynote Address

08-08-2007:- Report of the General Secretary placed in the Second Central Working Committee Meeting of AIBSNLEA held from 26TH to 27TH July, 2007 in Rajasthan Bhawan at Faridabad (HARYANA) Click Here for Detail Report

08-08-2007:-  All the  Circle/Branch secretaries  are requested to extend their  moral support  by attending  along with their office bearers the agitation call given by United Forum of Non-Executives Unions  and  NFTE BSNL on 9th and 10th August' 2007 respectively. 

 

 08-08-2007:- GS writes  to Shri V.A.N. Namboodiri General Secretary BSNL employees Union and Convener, Joint Forum regarding agitation call against  VRS of BSNL Employees. Click Here for letter  

 

 08-08-2007:- GS & President met Dir (HRD) BSNL and discussed:-

(a) Improvement in the BSNL Executives Promotion Policy:- We expressed our serious concern against  no initiative being taken by BSNL Management to remove the deficiencies in BSNL Executives Promotion Policy as assured in Secy DoT's meeting held on 10th Jan 2007. We also apprised about the discussions of our association with Secy DoT held on 2nd Aug 2007. Dir (HRD) assured that if the views of BSNL Management are taken by DoT administration in this matter, he will suggest some improvement which can be made by DoT only.

(b) Holding of DPC from SDE (Telecom) to DE adhoc:- We expressed our serious resentment against delay in holding DPC from SDE (Telecom) to DE adhoc. Dir (HRD) confirmed that BSNL CO has filed M.A. in the Hon'ble High Court Delhi in 1966 reversion case, wherein DoT has decided to regain the seniority of 553 SDEs. The notices to the applicants have been issued by  Hon'ble High Court on 27th July2007 and 30th July 2007 to submit their reply within 15 days. Now the M.A. will be heard on 23rd Aug 2007 and the final hearing will take place on 27th Aug 2007. He assured that as soon as the Hon'ble High Court gives the clearance the DPC will be held immediately.

(c) Consideration of pending tenure/ request transfers of SDEs and DEs:- We expressed our resentment against non-issuing of tenure/ request transfers of SDEs/ DEs. Dir (HRD) assured to look into.

 

07-08-2007:- GS writes to Shri Kuldeep Goyal, CMD BSNL regarding membership Verification of the Executives Associations in BSNL.  Click here for letter

 

06-08-2007:- M/s Ericson (L-1) vendor has given acceptance to the APO of BSNL  for supply of 17.5 million GSM lines (14 million 2G+3.5 million 3G) equipment on negotiated  price  with some conditions. Bank guarantee is also deposited. M/s Nokia-Siemens (L-2) vendor will also supply at the same price (60% Ericson+ 40% Nokia-Siemens ).The APO for remaining 5.5 million GSM lines will be placed soon.

 

  06-08-2007:- GS writes to Shri Kuldeep Goyal CMD BSNL to Welcome & Felicitate him on assuming the high office of CMD BSNL. Click here for letter.

 

06-08-2007:- GS met Sr. DDG (Estt.) BSNL and discussed:

(a) Interview with Pay Revision Committee:- We discussed about the presentation given by BSNL Management to the members of Pay Revision Committee held on 25th July 2007. Sr DDG (Estt.) apprised in brief the views/ suggestions given by the BSNL Management in person to the members of Pay Revision Committee for consideration. AIBSNLEA was to grant an interview by Pay Revision Committee to put forth the views in person on 8th or 9th Aug 2007 but since the meeting venue is decided Mumbai in place of New Delhi, the next date for interview may be decided on 20th or 21st Aug 2007 at New Delhi.

(b) DPC from SDE (Telecom) to DE adhoc:- We express our serious concern against delay in holding the DPC to fill up about 2315 DEs posts on adhoc basis. Sr DDG (Estt.) who is looking after the charge of DDG (Pers) informed that BSNL CO has already filed M.A. in Hon'ble Delhi High Court in 1966 reversion case and the court has issued notice to the applicants to reply within 15 days. As soon as the court gives clearance, DPC process will resume immediately.

(c) Consideration of request transfers of JTOs:- We thanked for issuing the request transfers of lady JTOs and also requested to consider all pending transfers of male JTOs also. Sr. DDG (Estt.) assured to look into.

(d) Recruitment of JTO (Telecom):- Sr. DDG (Estt.) informed that the case has been sent to DR cell to notify the recruitment of about 3400 JTOs against outsider quota. 

 

06-08-2007=> The UNI Asia pacific Regional Office is organizing a workshop for its

Indian Telecom Affiliates at Ahmedabad from 10th to 12th Aug'2007. The Workshop & accommodation for the out-station candidates will be available from noon  at King Palace Hotel, Khanpur Ahmedabad-1 (Phone 079-25500275/25500280), from noon of 9th Aug'07 to noon of 13th Aug 07. Following Five Comrades are nominated form AIBSNLEA side to attend the UNI-SASK Trade Union workshop at Ahmedabad from 10th Aug to 12th Aug'2007

(1)  Shri A B Patel, Circle Secretary, Gujrat Circle

(2) Shri C M Saste, CIrcle Secretary, MH Circle

(3) Shri O.P. Jat, Circle Secretary, Rajasthan Circle

(3) Shri. S.L. Sharma, CWC Member, Gujrat Circle

(4) Shri Jai Ram, CWC Member, MH Circle  Click Here for the letter from Shri Thomas John K, President, FNTO, Gen. Secy, UNI ILC

 

  03-08-2007=> GS, President & CS Delhi Circle met  CMD, BSNL Shri Kuldeep Goyal on Courtesy Call & Congratulated him on assuming the high office of CMD, BSNL. We assured him our full co-operation & support in making BSNL No. 1 company in Indian Telecom Industries.

 

 03-08-2007=>  Speech of Thiru A.Raja, Hon'ble MOC &IT at the inauguration of BHARAT SANCHAR BHAWAN at Janpath, New Delhi on 31st, July 2007 at 02.30 PM Click Here for  Speech 02-08-2007=> Secretary DoT granted formal meeting to AIBSNLEA :- Secretary, DoT granted formal meeting to AIBSNLEA Today at 3.00 PM to discuss the agenda submitted on 4th June 2007. Member (Services), Member (Technology), Member (Finance), Addl. Secretary (Telecom), Jt. Secretary (Telecom) [ also Member of BSNL Board], Sr. DDG (Estt.), Sr. DDG (SR), DoT, DDG (Finance) & some other Senior Officers of DoT were also present in the meeting. GS, President & Financial Secretary attended & discussed the agenda items. The representatives of SNEA(I) also joined the meeting. The detailed discussions will be placed.

 

 02-08-07:- Meeting with Secretary DoT  :-    In the formal meeting with Secretary DoT on 02.08.2007 at 3.00 PM, AIBSNLEA vehemently protested against non-release of minutes of the previous formal meeting held on 10th Jan’2007 with AIBSNLEA & expressed serious resentment against the internal minutes issued by DoT in a distorted manner. Secretary DoT appreciated our concerned & directed DoT officers to release minutes of this meeting and thereafter item wise discussion is started as follows :-

01. Improvement in the Executives Promotion Policy of BSNL  

(a) No parallel Post based promotion: - AIBSNLEA provided the documents related to calling of option for absorption from Group ‘B’ Officers in BSNL vide SR Cell letter no. BSNL/11/SR/2003 dated 2nd Sept’2003; wherein promotion avenues were assured non post base time bound promotion upto the level of SG-JAG Level. Thereafter, only the post based promotions would have to take place but now the post based promotions have been introduced. Secretary DoT, Member (F) & Member (S) studied the letter carefully.

 

(b) No recruitment of Management Trainees at STS level: - AIBSNLEA strongly protested against introduction of Management Trainees at STS level. Demanded the following ratio:-

Seniority quota- 80%, Internal Candidates- 15%, External Candidates- 5% (This is to insure that outside recruitment is restricted within manageable limit, so that their smooth carrier growth can be ensured).   

 

(c) Weightage for past services rendered in DoT/DTS/DTO for promotion:-  AIBSNLEA strongly demanded granting full weightage for the service rendered in DoT/DTS/DTO prior to 01.10.2000 for promotion irrespective of its mode i.e. Time bound upto JAG selection Grade or Post based promotion beyond SG JAG. After allowing first time bound promotion the service rendered in excess of eligibility criteria in the post held prior to 01.10.2000, a weightage of 50% of each year of service be given for next promotion.

 

(d) First upgradation to the next higher grade: - AIBSNLEA strongly demanded the First upgradation to the next higher grade on completion of 4 years of service in all cases instead of 4 to 6 years of service.

 

(e) Grant of designations and duties/responsibilities associated with the respective grade: - The designation of the executives in BSNL must follow the CPSU pattern. This to ensure total mental integration of the executives & avoid the divide based on different designations of the executives in the same IDA pay scales. Retention of designations as in government comes in the way of identifying one with the company & adopting the PSU work culture. The designations must be changed as proposed by AIBSNLEA earlier. 

(f) Attendant conditions for promotion: - AIBSNLEA demanded modification in the attended conditions decided in the promotion policy based on the grading is harsher than the marks based system. 

02. Relaxation in residency period from 12 years to 5 years to SDEs (Telecom) for granting the Sr. SDE grade on 01.10.2000: - AIBSNLEA strongly demanded as per DoT agreement and commitment of BSNL at the time of absorption of Group B officers in BSNL on 01.10.2000, the SDEs, who completed 5 years of regular service would be provided one time placement in the Sr. SDE grade.

03. Regularization of STS Group ‘A’ officers promoted on ad-hoc basis and absorbed in BSNL: -AIBSNLEA requested Secretary DoT to recall the discussions had in the formal meeting on 10.01.2007, wherein the BSNL management was directed to regularize all STS Group A officers promoted on ad-hoc basis & absorbed in BSNL in all disciplines except in Telecom Engineering Wing, where the Group A officers absorption process is yet to be completed.. BSNL management was also advised that in Telecom Engineering wing, to regularize absorbed Group ‘A’ officers case may be processed separately to DoT for approval. Till date BSNL management has not taken any action in the matter. This has caused serious frustration.

04. Filling up of vacant STS posts of Group A on Ad-hoc promotion basis:  - AIBSNLEA vehemently demanded to fill up about 2315 vacant STS of Group A posts in Telecom Engineering on ad-hoc promotion basis and all vacant STS posts in various disciplines from the eligible Group ‘B’ level officers. DoT has already given clearance to BSNL management to fill up all STS group A posts in BSNL. Now the BSNL management on the pretext of various court cases is not holding the DPC particularly to fill up the vacant 2315 DE (Telecom) posts. Whereas, no court judgment prevents BSNL to hold DPC.  

 

            In the above items after having detailed discussions, Secretary DoT assured that the cases will be looked into & decision will be taken after discussion with BSNL Management.

 

05. Absorption of Group ‘A’ officers in BSNL: - AIBSNLEA strongly demanded to complete the process of absorption of group ‘A’ officers in BSNL. We express our serious resentment against the approach of government advocate for taking adjournments. Secy DoT informed that the matter is well-known to him and sincere efforts are being made to complete the absorption process of Group ‘A’ officers.

 

06. Payment of Pension to BSNL employees: - AIBSNLEA vehemently protested against the DoT letter dated 15.06.2006 & demanded its immediate withdrawal. Secy DoT informed that Telecom Commission has already discussed the matter and now will be taken up with the Cabinet.  

07. Fixation of AAOs pay scale: - We thanked to Secretary DoT & Member (F) for getting approved the case from Ministry of Finance & requested for issuing necessary instructions to BSNL for early implementation. Secy DoT assured an early action.

 08. Extending the benefits of deferred options in CDA Pay scales to BSNL employees: - Secretary DoT informed that he is fully aware of the case & the case has already been referred to DPE.

09. Providing 5 years Service benefit to BSNL employees who are opting voluntary retirement: - Secretary DoT informed that he is fully aware of the case & the case has already been referred to DoP&T.

 

02-08-2007=>1) RETIREMENT ON SUPERANNUATION'S IN THE CADRE OF SDE(TELECOM) W.E.F 31/07/2007 A/N - Click here for Order 2)RETIREMENT ON SUPERANNUATION'S IN THE CADRE OF AOs/CAOs OF ACCOUNTS AND FINANCE DE(TELECOM) W.E.F 31/07/2007 A/N. - Click here for Order 3)RETIREMENT ON SUPERANNUATION'S IN THE CADRE OF STS/TTS  of EXECUTIVE GRADE w.e.f ,31/07/07, A/N-- Click here for order .WE WISH THEM VERY HAPPY & PROSPEROUS RETIRED LIFE 

 

01-08-2007=>  BSNL Corporate office issued letter regarding the present quota of 25 % earmarked for promotion of JTOs to the grade of SDE through LDCE in Existing BSNL Recruitment Rules of [1] SDE [Telecom] [2] SDE [Electrical] [3] SDE [Civil] [4] SDE [Arch] [5] SDE [Telecom Factories] is now increased to 33% Click Here for letter

 

01-08-2007=> Joint Forum Leaders arranged Farewell Party to Shri A.K. Sinha, Ex. CMD, BSNL retired on 31st July 2007 on his  superannuation. Also, welcome & felicitated Shri Kuldeep Goyal on assuming the High Office of CMD, BSNL [ Looking after Charge]. Shri Niranjan Singh, Director (HRD), Shri S.D. Saxena,  Director (Finance), Shri J.R. Gupta, Director (Operations) & Shri Shakeel Ahmad, DDG(SR), BSNL were also present on the occasion. All the General Secretaries / Secretary General of BSNL Unions/ Associations addressed on the occasion. Shri A.K. Sinha in his address thanked all the BSNL Executives / Non-Executives for their co-operation & support extended to him & wishes the BSNL will further grow in the leadership of New CMD Shri Kuldeep Goyal.

Shri Kuldeep Goyal, New CMD in his address told that all the BSNL employees should change their attitudes towards customers & we should be behind the  customers. He also told that the Enterprises [ Creamy Layer  customers] should be approached to take services from BSNL. He also impressed that BSNL should have 40% Market Share in the days to come. The target of 200 Million lines should be achieved by the end of 2007. He also stressed upon the growth of BSNL in the present scenario where the 50% tele density target is to be achieved in next three years in our country. All the Board of Directors also addressed on the occasion. GS, President & FS attended & addressed the occasion.

 

1-08-2007=>  AS PRESS REPORTS :-1) BSNL seeks VRS for 20,000 employees-CLICK HERE  2)BSNL tender in 8 months -CLICK HERE 1-08-2007=>  LATEST CORRECTED TELEPHONE LIST OF CHQ OFFICE BEARERS AND CIRCLE SECRETARIES -CLICK HERE.

NOTE:- THIS TELEPHONE LIST CORRECTED REGULARLY  ALSO AVAILABLE IN LEFT SIDE COLUMN UNDER THE NAME OF OFFICE BEARERS.

 

17-07-2007:-   GS, President met CMD BSNL & discussed:

(a) Reply to Hon'ble MoC&IT observations/ reservations regarding 45.5 million GSM lines tender:- CMD informed that today morning about 10.30 he has signed the reply and thereafter immediately sent to Secretary DOT for further n/a. He also briefed that efforts are being made to get the approval of Hon'ble MoC for issuing APO to procure first phase supply i.e. 23 million GSM lines (75% 2G+25% 3G).

(b) Holding of DPC to fill up about 2315 DEs posts on adhoc basis:- We expressed our serious resentment against non-holding of the DPC to fill-up about 2315 DEs posts on adhoc basis, as the clearance was given by DOT for more than last one year, on the persistent efforts of our Association. CMD assured to discuss the matter with Director (HRD) in our presence shortly.

17-07-2007:-  GS, CS Delhi Circle met Director (HRD) and discussed, DDG (Pers) was also present:-

(a) Holding of DPC to fill up about 2315 DEs posts on adhoc basis:- We expressed our serious concern against non-holding of the DPC to fill-up about 2315 DEs posts on adhoc basis on the pretext of pending court cases regarding TES Group 'B' seniority list. We clarified the status of various court cases and impressed upon to conduct the DPC. Director (HRD) advised to DDG (Pers) to take a clear view of DOT regarding final TES Group 'B' list to be considered for promotions as being demanded by this Association.

(b Non-settlement of the pending grievances of BSNL executives- we expressed our serious concern against delay in settlement of the grievances of BSNL executives raised in our notice for Organisational Actions Program served on 07-05-07. Dir (HRD) assured to discuss the issues further for which he has already directed to DDG (SR) to hold a meeting with AIBSNLEA.  

(c) Filling-up of the vacant DEs posts in BSNL CO:- We informed to Dir (HRD) that about 26-DEs posts are lying vacant in BSNL CO and requested him to fill-up the vacant posts at the earliest.

(d) Cancellation of Shri S Thangraj SDE Chennai TD transfer & posting order to NE Circle on promotion to adhoc DE, as he was the only SDE who has been posted out circle on promotion to adhoc DE out of about 411 adhoc DEs. Director (HRD) assured to look into.

(e) Cancellation of inter-circle transfer orders of the SDEs/ DEs of WB Circle who have already served to Sikkam (Gangtok) tenure station. Director (HRD) assured to look into.

17-07-2007:- GS, President met DDG (SR) BSNL and discussed:-

(a) We reminded DDG (SR) to arrange  a meeting with SrDDG (Estt), SrDDG (BW), SrDDG (Elec) and DDG (Arch) to discuss the grievances of Telecom Civil/ Electrical/ Arch Engineering  wings executives for which the agenda has already been submitted. DDG (SR) immediately spoke to SrDDG (Estt) and fixed up a meeting on friday. He also informed that the feedback on our agenda has already been taken from Civil/ Electrical/ Arch wings.

(b) Interview with the members of Pay Revision Committee:- DDG (SR) informed that the request made by AIBSNLEA has already been forwarded to the Chairman, Pay Revision Committee for granting an interview but till now no date has been decided.

(D) GS, CS Delhi Circle attended the meeting of Joint Forum:- Joint Forum after analyzing the developments regarding procurement of 45.5 million GSM lines equipment tender, decided to convene the meeting after knowing the decision of Hon'ble MoC in this regard. Joint Forum reiterated its decision to continue with the call of indefinite strike if the procurement of GSM lines equipment is delayed.

16-07-2007:- GS writes to Shri A K Sinha, Chairman cum Managing Director, BSNL, New Delhi-110001 regarding Policy regarding provision of handset for GSM Mobile service telephone connection to BSNL Executives vide letter no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/2007-08/245 Dated: 16-07-2007 [ Ref.: - No 2-22/02-PHA dated 12-07-2007 ( Circular number 14/2007-PHA)] Click Here for Letter

16-07-2007:- GS spoke to the BSNL authority after BSNL Board Meeting and enquired about the outcome of the meeting. It is understood that BSNL Board has discussed the issue of 45.5 million mobile phone equipment procurement & observations/ reservations of Hon'ble MoC on tender, will reply the observations/ reservations of Hon'ble MoC by tomorrow itself.

 

14/07/2007 :- HINDU PAPER NEWS :- BSNL tender: Maran writes to Manmohan for probe

14-07-2007 => THE CEC MEETING OF KARNATAKA CIRCLE :- The CEC meeting of Karnataka Circle was held at Bangalore  on 14/07/07 in very grand manner. All district/Division/Branch except Bijapur Dist were attended the CEC. More than 50 office bearers were attended CEC meting. CEC has deliberated in length  about the issues of Mobile Tender , viability of BSNL , field problems and Organisations  etc. CEC appealed DSs/BSs to form Joint Forum of BSNL Unions & Associations of Non- Executives & Executives at Division/SSA  level. Com R B Athani OS (South) ,CHQ attended and addressed the CEC. Com G S Nagaraj  ,AS-V welcomed gathering and Com R B Puranik ACS delivered Vote of Thanks. President Com Anand Krishnaiah  CAO presided over the function. CS Com H Y Andeli SDE,Bangalore addresed and replied the queries raised by Members. All the Circle Office bearers/CWC Members /DSs/BSs addressed the gathering. Click Here Photo1, Photo2, Photo3, Photo4, Photo5.

14-07-2007 =>   CEC Meeting of Maharastra Circle & the OPEN Session:- GS & Org. Secretary (W) attended & addressed the CEC Meeting of Maharahstra Circle & the OPEN Session organized in the occasion at Udyan Karyaliya Conference Hall at PUNE. Shri Chandra Prakash, CGMT MH Circle was the Chief Guest & Shri D.K. Maheshwari, PGMTD PUNE was the Guest of Honor. Com. C.M. Saste, Circle Secretary Maharashtra Circle in his welcome & keynote address welcomed all the distinguished Guests & discussed about the grievances of BSNL Executives & viability of BSNL. Com. GS in his address apprised the status of all India issues in detail & discussed about the viability of BSNL. He also apprised in detail the Call given by Joint Forum& its postponement. He informed that as assured by BSNL Management the committee recommendations on Hon’ble MOC observations / reservations after taking legal opinion from Solicitor General was discussed by BSNL Management Committee & finally discussed today also. Now the same will be discussed in BSNL Board Meeting on Monday i.e. 16th July 2007 & thereafter the reply will be sent to Hon’ble MOC through Secretary DoT on Wednesday. Joint Forum is continuously watching the developments in the matter. He congratulated entire BSNL workers for complete success of strike & also call upon to keep ready for struggle if the commitment given by Hon’ble MOC is not fulfilled in due time. CGMT, MH Circle & PGMTD PUNE appreciated the role of AIBSNLEA for its concerned towards the settlement of HR issues as well as viability of BSNL. Com. B.D. Nikam Circle President extended vote of thanks. After OPEN Session in the interactive session Com. GS replied all the queries made by the members to their satisfaction. A large number of members attended the OPEN Session / Interactive Session.

 

13-07-2007 => GS writes to Shri A. K. Sinha,  Chairman-cum-Managing Director, BSNL, New Delhi regarding Whimsical transfer of Shri N. Sundara Raman, DDG (CMTS) Corporate Office to Bihar Telecom Circle- Our protest against vide letter no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/2007-08/255  Dated   13-07-2007 Click Here for Letter

 

13-07-2007 => GS writes to Shri A. K. Sinha,  Chairman-cum-Managing Director, BSNL, New Delhi regarding Deferment of TES Grp ‘B’ LDCE - 2007 being held on 15th July 2007 vide letter no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/LDCE/2007/1    Dated 13th July’ 2007 Click Here for Letter  

 

12-07-2007 => Special General Body Meeting in Hotel Amer Palace at Bhopal :- GS attended & addressed the Special General Body Meeting in Hotel Amer Palace at Bhopal. Shri R.K.P. Hinduja, CGMT MP Circle was the Chief Guest. Shri Mahesh Shukla, GMTD Bhopal, Shri B.L. Verma, GM (Finance) MP Telecom Circle, Shri T.K. Pal, GM WTR were the Guests of Honor. All the leaders of Joint Forum of MP Circle were also present. Com. B.S. Rajput, Circle Secretary MP Circle welcomed the guests & raised the pending grievances of the Executives.

           Com. GS congratulated all the members for making the strike call a complete success. He apprised in detail the compulsion of strike & its success by Joint Forum. He also replied the queries on HR issues made by the members. Shri R.K.P. Hinduja, CGMT in his address appreciated the role of AIBSNLEA in the present scenario. Shri H.M. Vajpai, Circle President extended vote of thanks. The programme was well conducted by Shri Parwaz Khan, ACS. A large number of members were attended the meeting.

 

11-07-2007:- The meeting of Joint Forum of BSNL Unions & Associations of Non- Executives & Executives held on 11thJuly 2007 has decided to defer the proposed indefinite strike for 15 days. GS, President, AGS (Engg.) along with the leaders of Joint Forum met CMD BSNL and handed over the letter of deferment. CMD informed that efforts are being made to reply the observations/ reservations of Hon'ble MoC  within 3 - 4 days. Director (HRD), Director (Planning) & Director (Finance) were also present in the meeting. Click here for letter.

11-07-2007 => Strike is postponed after tonight 12 O’clock for 15 days  :- Congratulation to struggling comrades in making strike total success. We salute all the Comrades of AIBSNLEA in their full active involvement in the strike. Their active participation in strike has created history in BSNL Trade Union era. Joint Forum after having analyzed on going situations & keeping the assurances given by Hon’ble MOC, Secretary DoT & BSNL Management decided to postpone the indefinite strike after tonight 12 o’clock for 15 days. During the period looking into the developments future course of action will be decided.

11-07-2007 at 00.30 Hrs => Today one day strike will continue, further decision to convert  into indefinite strike will be taken today evening after reviewing the situation. All the Circle/Branch Secretaries are requested to make  the strike a grand success by active participation. Our members should not enter to their respective work places and sit out side with other striking comrades. Do not get misguided by any anti propaganda. Click Here for Communication Received from DDG(SR), BSNL  Click Here for Communication Received from Secretary DoT 

The Communications received from Secretary DoT don't reflect regarding procurement of 23 million GSM lines (2G+3G) as assured during discussions.

10-07-2007 :- Joint Forum leaders met BSNL Management at 10.30 AM & discussed the ongoing situations. BSNL Management clarified that the observations / reservations made by Hon’ble MOC will be replied within weeks time. They were hopeful for positive decision of MOC. They also appealed to Joint Forum to withdraw the Agitational Programme. Hon’ble MOC again invited Joint Forum leaders for discussion on the issue at 1300hrs. Joint Forum leaders expressed their serious concerned against delay in procurement of 45.5 million GSM lines equipment. Hon’ble MOC gave some assurances to safeguard the interest of BSNL. Joint Forum demanded written commitment on the assurances. Secretary DoT on behalf of MOC assured to gave a letter by the evening. Secretary DoT, AST, PS to MOC, CMD BSNL, Director (HRD), Director (Operations), Director (Finance) were also present in the meeting.

In the evening Secretary DoT as assured gave a letter to Convener Joint Forum with a request to withdraw the strike on 11th July 2007. On receipt of the letter Joint Forum discussed the written assurances & observing some deficiencies in the letter & decided to take up the matter further with MOC immediately. Joint Forum leaders will meet again today night at 11 PM to discuss the ongoing situations.

Agitation Programme Continues.

All the Circle/ Branch Secretaries are requested to make the Agitational Programme a grand Success.

10-07-2007:- Hon'ble MOC&IT invited Joint Forum leaders for meeting at 13:00 Hrs. in Electronic Niketan, CGO Complex New Delhi.

10-07-2007 => Clarification  issued by BSNL Corporate Office regarding Departmental Competitive Examination re-scheduled on 15.07.2007 for promotion from JTO [T] to SDE [T] grade Click Here for Clarification

09-07-2007:- CMD BSNL  has fixed meeting with Joint Forum leaders at 10.00 hrs  on 10-07-2007 at Board room.

09-07-2007:- Joint Forum meeting with Hon'ble MoC&IT failed, agitation programme continues :- Joint forum representatives had meeting with Hon'ble MoC&IT in Electronic Niketan CGO Complex New Delhi. Shri A. Raja Hon'ble MoC along with his PS discussed the ongoing situation and reacted  that Unions with myth/stigma should not act and they should not be politically influenced. We immediately replied that Unions are not at all politically motivated/influenced, but  are seriously concern for early  procurement of GSM lines equipment as BSNL field units are not able to provide GSM Mobile connection on demand in absence of equipment. Hon'ble MoC reacted that in 45.5 million GSM lines tender, he had some reservations/observations regarding high rates . He also mentioned that if he clear the tender, BSNL will be facing a loss of about 10000 crores. He categorically told that let the BSNL reply the quarries, there after only he will take the decision. He also told that now BSNL may purchase 50 % of 2G equipment and should re-float the tender for 3G equipment. Joint Forum representatives reacted that they are concern for procurement of the 2G and 3G equipment to ensure competitive and advance technology to customers. Hon'ble MoC replied that  3G spectrum allocation is under active consideration of Group of Ministers and PMO and this 3G policy will only be implemented since BSNL will be fully equipped to provide  3G technology. During discussions he never appealed to Joint Forum to defer/withdrawal of strike and no senior officer of DoT/BSNL was present in the meeting. After above clarifications he left the meeting. Joint Forum representatives after having some internal discussions on MoC clarification decided to meet CMD BSNL.

         At 14.30 hrs Joint Forum representatives met CMD BSNL and discussed the ongoing situation. All the Board of Directors  BSNL were present in the meeting. We briefed the discussions of MoC meeting regarding tender  of 45.5 million GSM lines equipment and the observations/reservations made by MoC in the matter.  BSNL management clarified that the  financial bid of 45.5 million GSM lines was opened on 9th Oct, 2006 for the qualified bidders. On the same day Motorola  who got technically disqualified, challenged  the disqualification of tender in the Hon'ble Delhi High Court and withdrew the case unconditionally on 16 April, 2007 i.e. after six months.  Immediately the process of analyzing of tender of L-1, L-2  started and  on 14th May, 2007 the tender was approved by BSNL Board  and  APO was prepared, mean while the tender file was called by Ministry and the file was sent to MoC on 18th May 2007.Now the file is returned from MoC on 5th July 2007 with some reservations/observations. CMD BSNL has formed a high level new committee to examine the  reservations/observations of MoC,  which will be submitting its report within a week time then it will be discussed in the management committee and BSNL Board. The reply through Secretary DoT will be sent to Hon'ble MoC immediately which may take at least  15 days time. He also clarified the reasons  of higher rates in BSNL in comparison to MTNL because   in first phase three years AMC and Warranty period  is included, second phase two years AMC and Warranty period  is included and in third phase one year AMC and Warranty period is included in tender terms and conditions. The BSNL price per GSM  line is about Rs. 3558/- actual  and in MTNL it is about Rs. 2860 per GSM line , hence there is a difference  of Rs. 700/- only. In BSNL the GSM service connectivity is required in the rural areas of the country where a large number of ground base towers are to be installed whereas, in MTNL being urban area  roof top tower can be provide for the connectivity which cost less. Even, if  BSNL issue APO  for 23 million GSM lines (50%) in that case  the difference will be 1600 crores. Under these circumstances  CMD BSNL appealed  to Joint Forum to withdraw the agitation programme since the reply is being sent to Hon'ble MoC shortly.

            After having meetings with Hon'ble MoC and BSNL management Joint Forum having analyzed  the situation and discussions unanimously decided to continue the on going agitation programme with full participation, since Hon'ble MoC has not at all appealed to withdraw the agitation and there is no indication for placement of APO for procurement of 45.5 million GSM lines (2G+3G) equipment.  

09-07-2007:- AIBSNLEA strongly condemn the "Statement given by DoT that some of the private players in the telecom equipment industry including MNCs are in touch with the BSNL employees Unions to ensure that orders were place to the to successful bidders. BSNL employees union has given strike call on July 11 to implement tender." PTI (Times Business News, DoT questions BSNL call to disqualify Motorola). Motorola after disqualifying from participating in the financial bid, challenged its disqualification in the Hon'ble Delhi High court and after two months delaying the process of tender withdrew the case unconditionally, has caused about 60 crores Rupees loss to BSNL. Since the tendering process was started in April,2005 and more than two years are over, no Advance Purchase Order (APO) could be placed due to non finalisation of the tender, BSNL is not having GSM equipment to provide new GSM connections has caused heavy congestion and exodus of customers. If the 45.5 million GSM lines tender is cancelled/delayed will make BSNL a sick industry. BSNL employees Unions has taken a right decision to defeat the wrong decision of the Govt. which is adversely effecting the survival of BSNL.

08-07-2007:- Shri Chandra Shekhar Hon'ble Ex-Prime Minister of India passed away on 08-07-2007. AIBSNLEA extend its heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family.

08-07-2007:- THE HINDU today published the Hon'ble MOC&IT 's remarks on the GSM PO issue in BSNL.  Please Click here for the Press report

 07-07-2007:- GS writes to (1) DDG (Pers) BSNL regarding consideration of various requests for Inter-Circle transfers in the cadre of SDE (Telecom). Click here for letter

(2) DDG (Pers) BSNL regarding consideration of various requests for Inter-Circle transfers in the cadre of DE Click here for letter

(3)  Shri Niranjan Singh Director (HRD) BSNL regarding non release of Promotion Order from SDEs (Telecom) to DEs on local officiating basis in BSNL Corporate Office. Click here for letter

(4) Shri A K Sinha CMD BSNL regarding non holding of DPC for promotion from SDE (Telecom) to DEs on Adhoc basis. Click here for letter

(5)  The DDG (Pers) regarding correction in the All India Seniority List of TES Group ‘B’ officers. Click here for letter

(6)  The  Sr. DDG (FP) BSNL regarding consideration of various requests for Inter-Circle transfers in the cadre of JAO/AAO/AO.
Click here for letter

 07-07-2007:- GS, President, Circle Secretary Delhi Circle attended & addressed the meeting after demonstration organized by Joint Forum Delhi Circle at Eastern Court. All the representatives of Joint Forum also addressed the meeting. GS in his address apprised in detail the compulsion to give a notice of Strike on 11th July 2007, which will convert into indefinite strike if the purchase order against 45.5 million GSM lines is not issued. He apprised that in First Phase purchase order of 17.5 million GSM lines [75% 2G + 25% 3G] to Erricson & Nokia [60% +40%] & 6 million GSM lines purchase order to ITI. In Second Phase 20 million GSM lines [50% 2G + 50% 3G] & in the Third Phase 20 million GSM lines i.e. [25% 2G + 75% 3G]. GS also apprised that the Joint Forum agitational Programme has created tremendous pressure & now Hon’ble MOC has invited Joint Forum representatives for meeting on 9th July 2007 a 12 Hrs [afternoon]. He call upon all the Executives & non- Executives to make the agitational Programme a grand success for the survival of BSNL.

05-07-2007 =>JOINT FORUM DECLARES STRIKE  :- Joint Forum of BSNL Unions and Associations of Non-Executives & Executives served Notice to resort One Day Strike on 11th July 2007 starting from 6 AM, which will be converted into indefinite strike in case of non-settlement of the issue of Purchase Orders for 45.5 Millions GSM Lines (2G+3G) for BSNL. In addition to this  Black Badge Wearing; Demonstration in front of Offices/Exchanges w.e.f. 5th July 2007 onwards and Massive Dharna before  Offices/ Exchanges at all levels on 9th and 10th July 2007 will also be implemented. All the Circle/Branch Secretaries are requested to ensure successful implementation of all Trade Union Actions Programmes. Click Here for Notice

04-07-2007 => Clarification issued regarding grant of benefits under various paras of Executive Promotion Policy  of  SDE(Electrical) / JTO(Electrical) Click Here for Letter

04-07-2007 =>  GS, President, FS attended JOINT FORUM of BSNL/ MTNL Associations/ Unions and discussed:- Joint Forum reviewed the developments  after submitting the Memorandum, Telegram Campaign, Press Conference and the Press/ Media highlights/news regarding Government decision for procurement of 50% of the tendered GSM Lines Equipments from the eligible bidders. Joint Forum decided to reiterate its demands for procurement of 63 million GSM lines. Joint Forum also decided that if the delay in placing the purchase order (PO) continues, notice for Active Trade Union Actions Program will be served shortly.

 04-07-2007 =>  GS writes to Shri Shakeel Ahmed, DDG (SR) BSNL regarding Non-settlement of the grievances of the executives of Civil/Electrical/Architectural engineering wings in BSNL.  Click here for letter

04-07-2007 =>  GS writes to DDG (Pers) regarding consideration of request for Inter-Circle transfer in the cadre of  DE.  Click here for letter

04-07-2007 => GS writes to DDG (Pers) regarding consideration of various requests for Inter-Circle transfers in the cadre of  SDE (Telecom). Click here for letter

03-07-2007  => JOINT FORUM of BSNL/MTNL Associations/Unions timely and strong protest against delay in procurement of 45.5 million GSM lines equipment i.e. issuing thousands of Telegrams , Memorandum to Hon’ble prime Minister of India  and Minister of Communication and IT and holding of Press Conference,  mounted tremendous pressure over the Govt.. It is understood that today in a high level meeting in the Ministry, a decision is taken to place Purchase Order (P.O.) of 50 % of the tendered GSM lines to the eligible bidders and for the remaining 50 % tendered GSM lines further negotiations will take place. 

 We Congratulate ! to all our struggling Comrades for their full participation in making the Telegram Campaign a grand success on a short notice. All the Circle/Branch Secretaries are requested to keep organizationally prepared to implement the JOINT FORUM call of agitation programme in terms of even Direct   Action , in case any adverse decision is taken  by the Govt. in this matter. AIBSNLEA is equally concern for viability of BSNL as it is having  concern for settlement of the grievances of executives in BSNL. AIBSNLEA is fully determined to implement the Trade Union Actions programmes, if call  given by the JOINT FORUM , since the issue is common to all BSNL workers. 

03-07-2007 => GS, President met CMD BSNL and expressed  serious resentment against delay in procurement of 45.5 million GSM lines equipment and informed him that if delay continues, AIBSNLEA will be actively participating in the agitation programme (Direct Action)  if decided by JOINT FORUM.     CMD informed that today the issue was discussed in the high level meeting in the ministry and the same will further be discussed tomorrow. He assured that BSNL interest is being given due care. 

02-07-2007 => GS, President, FS join Press Conference at Press Club, New Delhi. Com. GS alongwith other representatives of Joint Forum briefed the resentment of BSNL Executives against Delay in Procurement of 45.5 Millions GSM Line Equipment. The Memorandum submitted to Hon'ble Prime Minister of India & Hon'ble MOC . Click Here for Press Release      Click Here for  Memorandum  

02-07-2007 =>AIBSNLEA  succeeded  in getting released Grant of Upgradation under ACP Scheme Click Here for Letter

31-05-2007:- Tenure Transfers of about 15 SDEs (Telecom) from J&K Circle are under issue, most of the substitutes have been posted, considering request applications from various Circles to J&K Circle.

30-05-2007:- GS writes to DDG (Pers) regarding consideration of various requests for Inter-Circle transfers in the cadre of  SDE. Click here for letter

30-05-2007:- GS writes to Sr DDG (Electrical) regarding consideration of various requests for Inter-Circle transfers in the cadre of  SDE (Elec). Click here for letter

30-05-2007:- GS writes to Sr DDG (FP) regarding consideration of various requests for Inter-Circle transfers in the cadre of  JAO/AO/SrAO. Click here for letter

30-05-2007:- FIRST VICTORY OF OUR TRADE UNION ACTION : Utmost issue of our charter of demands i.e implementation of promotion policy for BSNL Executives  is complied with by issuing clarification on various points/ issues relating to the Executive Promotion Policy raised by this Association and some Telecom Circles on 30/05/2007. Click here for clarifications.

30.05.2007GS and Editor met DDG(SR):- DDG(SR) reacted that when the dialogue between the Association and the Management had already started and positive steps are being taken to address the grievances, Organizational Action Programme should have been withdrawn.  We appreciated the concern shown by the DDG(SR) and requested that some concrete results should come before reviewing the continuation of the Organizational Action Programme. We then discussed about the issues raised in the notice for the Organizational Action Programme:

 a)         Delay in implementation of Executive Promotion Policy:   We expressed our serious resentment against the delay in implementation of the Executive Promotion Policy on the pretext of clarifications to be issued from the Corporate Office.  DDG(SR) assured for issuing the clarifications today itself.

 b)         Implementation of the Executive Promotion Policy assured at the time of absorption:    We reiterated that the Executive Promotion Policy as assured at the time of absorption of Group B level Executives should be implemented in-toto and any  deviation from that is not acceptable to us. DDG(SR) assured to bring the views of the Association to the notice of Director(HRD) and CMD.  He also assured that a meeting of the Association with these Officers will be convened shortly.

 c)         Implementation of the upgraded pay scales w.e.f. 01.10.2000:       DDG(SR) intimated that the matter has already been sent to the Management Committee for its approval.  We expressed out views that the upgradation should be done on actual basis. 

 d)         One time placement of the SDEs in the Sr. SDEs grade: DDG(SR) intimated that since this item was not a part of the terms of reference at the time of absorption, HLC and Bhave Committee considered the issue but could not reach a conclusive decision. He however assured that a detailed discussion on the issue is required with all the relevant data. 

 e)         Payment of pension to BSNL employees:  DDG(SR) informed that BSNL has already taken up the matter with the Department of Telecom.  Department of Telecom is expected to take up the matter with Cabinet for its approval after getting necessary concurrence from Ministry of Finance.

 f)          Absorption of Group A officers in BSNL :  DDG(SR) was of the view that though this item is beyond the purview of BSNL, DoT is taking steps to settle the issue.

 g) Regularization of STS Group ‘A’ Officers promoted on adhoc basis and absorbed in BSNL: - We intimated DDG(SR) that Secretary DoT in the formal meeting with AIBSNLEA on 10.01.2007 directed BSNL management to regularize all STS Group ‘A’ officers promoted on adhoc basis & absorbed in BSNL in all disciplines except in Telecom Engineering Wing where the Group ‘A’ Officers absorption process is yet to be completed. He also advised BSNL Management, that in Telecom Engineering Wing, to regularize absorbed Group ‘A’ Officers case may be processed separately to DoT, for approval. DDG(SR) informed that it would not be possible to make regular promotions in the absence of RRs of Group A grades in BSNL.  We told that till BSNL finalises its own RRs promotion can be made with the available DoT RRs.  If BSNL is concerned about the Direct Recruit Group A officers, a saving clause can be made in the BSNL RRs when it is framed.  DDG(SR) assured to look into.  

 h) Filling up of vacant STS posts of Group 'A' on Adhoc basis: - We vehemently raised the issue of delay in holding DPCs to fill up about 2315 vacant STS of Group ‘A’ Posts on adhoc promotion basis & all vacant STS posts in various disciplines from the eligible Group 'B' officers. DDG(SR) informed that issue of promotion to DE(Ad-hoc) needs detailed discussions in accordance with the various court rulings and assured to have separate discussion on the issue shortly. For all other disciplines {Sr. AO to CAO, SDE(C/E) to EE(C/E), SDE(TF) to AGM(TF) etc} DPCs are in the process.

 i). Non-integration of HR functions in BSNL: - DDG(SR) informed that BSNL has initiated action for integration of HR functions but the same is held up for want of certain clarifications from DPE.

 j) Transparent Transfer Policy:-  We vehemently opposed the untimely and pick-n-chose mass transfers of Executives in BSNL.  We also insisted to release the transparent transfer policy.  DDG (SR) assured to discuss the matter with Director(HRD).

 k) Sanction of Man Power plan – 2006 posts DDG (SR) confirmed that the BSNL Board has approved sanction of Man Power Plan posts.  We expressed our resentment against converting Man Power Plan 2006 to 2005-2007. During the year 2006-2007 tremendous growth in New Service Areas has taken place and against this growth additional Man Power Plan 2007 could have been processed.

 l) Fixation of AAOs pay scale under FR (22):- DDG (SR) intimated that the Department of Telecom has already taken up the matter again with the Ministry of Finance and a positive response from MoF is expected.

 m) Revision of pay scale for Official Language Officers:- DDG(SR) intimated that the status of the issue will be ascertained from DDG (Pers).

 n) Non-grant of stagnation increment on annual basis: -    DDG (SR) informed that as per Government Policy Bi-annual increment is to be granted in case of stagnation.  However, BSNL has taken up the case to increase the span of E-3 and E-4 scales with DoT.  It is understood that DoT has now taken up the case with DPE.

 o) Removal of discrimination based on qualification in the case of JTO Architects: DDG (SR) reiterated that qualification is the base of Architects as per Council of Architects. We requested to relax the same in BSNL.

 p) Lateral advancement of JTOs (TFs) after 12 years of service/ ACP scheme after completion of 12 years to JTOs in Telecom Factories and holding of DPCs to fill up SDE (TF) / AGM (TF) vacant posts immediately: DDG (SR) assured to ascertain the status of the issues from DDG (Pers).

 q) Removal of FR35 for officiating JTOs and one time conversion of JTO post from Outside quota to 35% quota :- DDG (SR) assured to look into.

 r) Recruitment of JTO / JAO: - DDG(SR) informed that the Board has approved direct recruitment of about 2400 JTOs and about 500 JAOs. 

s) HR issues related to Civil/Electrical Wing:-  i. Holding of Limited Departmental Competitive Exam (LDCE): - LDCE is not being conducted since 2001, as we approached to Sr. DDG (B/W) office for the same the reply is, "Syllabus is Under Preparation". It has passed three years for waiting syllabus. So there is no scope of promotion from JTO(C/E) to SDE (C/E) by any means. ii. Stoppage of Account Papers in Civil / Electrical wing in the cadre of JTOs and SDEs:- DDG (SR) assured to ascertain the status of the issues from Sr DDG (Estt.).

 t) Holding of DPCs for regular promotion from JTO to SDE & JAO/AAO to AO grades: DDG (SR) assured to discuss the issues with DDG (Pers.) and Sr DDG (SPF).

 u) Up-gradation of steno Gr. III to Personnel Assistant as one time measure and  Creation of posts of PPS & officiating promotion to PA/PS:   DDG(SR) intimated that the Board has already created 6 posts of PPS to be attached with the CMD and functional Directors. We demanded that sufficient number of PPS posts should be created to be manned with all HAG level officers.

v) Improvement in the revised policy for Service GSM, RSTC and Broad Band to Executives:-  DDG(SR) assured to have discussions with Sr. DDG(CS).

w) Viability of BSNL :(a) No Disinvestment/privatization of BSNL/(b) No reduction in Access Deficit Charges/(c) No unbundling of BSNL’s last line copper/ (d) No sharing of BSNL’s infrastructure with Private Operators/ (e) Non-grant of Navratna status to BSNL / (f) Stopping AMC and outsourcing: DDG(SR) told that these issues are out of the purview of BSNL.  However, the Management is equally concerned and has conveyed its views to DoT.

 After detail discussions DDG (SR) informed that he will discuss the above issues with the concern authorities and thereafter, he will hold a meeting with the Association shortly.

 30-05-2007:- Massive Demonstration:- Our members through out the country overwhelmingly participated in the Massive Demonstration, which has created tremendous impact . We call upon all the Circle/ Branch Secretaries to make a grand success to our DHARNA Program on 13-06-2007. Majority of member participation should be ensured.

29.05.2007 :- STRIKE CONTINUES :-                 No conclusive discussion has taken place. Our organisational action programmes continues. Kindly HOLD  MASS DEMONSTRATION DURING LUNCH/CLOSING HOURS ON 30/05/2007 AT BSNL CO / CIRCLE HQs./ SSAs HQs.                                               

 

25-05-2007:- G S writes to Shri Niranjan Singh Director ( HRD) BSNL New Delhi. regarding cancellation of  transfer order of Shri T.R. Jain DE (OFC) Itarsi (WTR) MP and Treasurer (Financial Secretary) AIBSNLEA MP Circle. Click here for letter.

25-05-2007:- G S writes to Shri A K Sinha Chairman-cum-Managing Director BSNL, New Delhi regarding our protest against Mass Intra-Circle transfer of  SDEs/DEs. Click here for letter.

25-05-2007:- G S writes to Shri A K Sinha Chairman-cum-Managing Director BSNL, New Delhi regarding Up-gradation of pay scale of AD (OL) at par other Government Sector  Employees holding similar posts. Click here for letter.

24.05.2007:- Sanction of Man Power Plan 2005-07:- BSNL Board is  understood   to  have

 

cleared  the  Man  Power  Plan  for  the  period  2005-07 on  the  consistent  and  untiring

 

efforts  of AIBSNLEA as a  result  of  the   notice   served for  the  Organizational Action

 

Programme. Details  of  the  posts  sanctioned  are  as  under:-

 

Engineering:-       SAG-44,     JAG - 279,   STS - 360,     SDE - 623,    JTO - 2382

 

Finance :-            SAG -12,   JAG - 31,     CAO-277,     AO-460,        JAO -836

 

Miscellaneous :-  PPS - 06,   Sports Inspector - 4,     Pers. Asstt. - 5,      Assistant - 1

 

24.05.2007: GS and Editor met Sr. DDG (Estt) and discussed:

(a) DPC from SDE(T) to DE (Ad-hoc): We impressed upon for holding the DPC to fill up about 2315 DEs posts cleared by DoT one year back on continuous efforts of our Association. We also clarified the status of court cases regarding TES group 'B' seniority list. Being the Member of DPC, he assured to look into.

(b) Holding of DPCs from SDE(C/E) to EE(C/E): Sr. DDG(Estt) informed that DPC work is over to fill up vacant EE (C/E) posts. Orders will be issued shortly.

(c) Holding of DPCs from JTO(C/E) to SDE(C/E): Sr. DDG(Estt) informed that DPC can not be held due to National Commission for STs directions which challenges the initial constitution of roster. LDC Examination can also not be held due to same reason resulting in non-availability of correct seniority list.

(d) Referendum for majority Executives' Association in BSNL: We strongly demanded to start the process of referendum for majority Executives' Association in BSNL so that one Association emerges as the representative Association. Sr. DDG(Estt) informed that as soon as the absorption of Group A officers in BSNL is completed, the process of referendum for majority Executives' Association will start.

(e) Finalisation of RRs for Group A level posts: Sr. DDG(Estt) informed that the RRs will be finalized soon after the absorption process for Group A is complete. We demanded that the absorbed Group B level officers should not suffer in the name of pending Group A absorption.

(f) Open Examination for Recruitment of JTO: Sr. DDG(Estt) informed that BSNL is understood to have cleared intake of about 2400 JTO through Direct Recruitment.

(g) Consideration of Request Transfers of Direct Recruit JTO: Sr. DDG(Estt) informed that information has been called from circles regarding joining of direct recruit JTOs. Based on that the pending request transfers and posting orders will be issued.

(h) Date of effect from 01.10.2000 to all the upgraded pay scales: Sr. DDG(Estt) informed that the matter has already been sent to Management Committee for its approval.

24-05-2007:- GS write to Shri D S Mathur Chairman TC & Secy DoT, Govt. of India New Delhi regarding deducting the benefit of deferred option in CDA Pay Scale at the time of    superannuation. Click here for letter.

24-05-2007:- GS write to Shri A Raja Hon'ble MOC & IT, Govt. of India New Delhi regarding grant of meeting with AIBSNLEA. Click here for letter.

23-05-2007:- GS met Dir (Operations) and discussed:-

Improvement in the revised Policy for service GSM, RSTC & Broad Band to all Executives & fixation of call limit: We impressed upon to review of Policy for Provision of RSTC, Broad Band & GSM Telephones connections to Executives and fixation of call limit. (a) It will be most useful to provide National Roaming & STD facility on the GSM connections for efficient/ prompt discharge of duties assigned to Executives, since the call limit has already been fixed.

(b) In the DoT set up all the STS level officers and above grades were provided necessarily with the STD facility on their RSTC. The condition providing STD on justification basis was only for the officer below the rank of STS officers. We requested to provide STD necessarily to all STS level officers on their RSTC.

(c) Enhancement of call limit from 500 to 1000 Calls Per Month on RSTC to all Executives.

(d) Rent free Broad Band connection on RSTC to all Executives should be provided minimum under 500 plan, in the present IT scenario.

After detail discussions Dir (Operations) assured to look into the matter.

23.05.2007 :- FIRST PHASE OF OUR ORGANIZATIONAL ACTIONS :-A VERY GOOD RESPONSE RECEIVED FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY IN HOLDING SPL.G B MEETING AND SENDING SAVINGRAM. WE APPEAL TO ALL THE MEMBERS TO HOLD NEXT AGITATIONAL PROGRAMME I.E. LUNCH/CLOSING HOUR DEMONSTRATION ON 30/05/2007 WITH MORE VIGOUR AND DETERMINATION TO ACHIEVE OUR GOAL. 

23.05.2007 :- SPL GB MEETINGS HELD AT DELHI  :- As part of our first Agitational Programme, GS,FS and AFS attended and addressed a Spl GB meeting of Delhi Circle Branch  held  at CTO conference Hall.Eastern Court, New Delhi during the lunch hour.Com Satish Kumar CS welcomed the CHQ Office bearers and apprised about the demands submitted to BSNL on 7/5/2007. In the Evening GS,FS ,AFS and Editor attended and addressed Spl GB meeting of BSNL Corporate Office Circle Branch.  

23.05.2007 :- MEETING WITH DDG(PERS),BSNL :- GS met DDG(Pers) and discussed :(a) Holding of DPC to fill up about 2315 DEs posts on adhoc basis:- As per the diretion given by Dir(HRD).DDG(pers) discussd the matter in detail. GS explained the position of the court cases with regard 1966 SDEs Telecom reversion court case and direction given by Hon'ble SC in connection with para 206.. DDG (Pers) assured to put up the case today itself to Dir(HRD) for further necessary direction in the matter.

b) DPC TO FILL UP FROM JTO(TF) TO SDE(TF) AND AM(TF) TO AGM(TF) :DDG(pers) Informed that the process to fill up the vacant posts of SDE(TF) and AGM(TF) has started.Some missing ACRs are being collected.  DPC will be over soon.

(c) Issuing of Tenure Transfers of SDEs/ DEs from hard tenure Circles :-DDG(Pers) informed that Transfer orders are being issued shortly.

23.05.2007 :- Our persistent efforts yielded a result in getting approved Man Power Plan 2006 from BSNL Board held on 21/05/2007.This was one of the Important resolutions passed in AIC 2006 held at Hyderbad and also one of the demand in Notice Served on 7/5/2007. Details will follow

23.05.2007 :- LIMITED DEPARTMENTAL COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR PROMOTION TO SDE (TELECOM)  POSTPONED TO 15/07/2007. CLICK HERE  

23.05.2007 :- ALL CS/DS/BSs ARE HERE BY REQUESTED TO SEND A SAVINGRAM TODAY. CLICK HERE FOR TEXT OF SAVINGRAM. 

21-05-2007:- G S writes to Shri A. Raja, Hon’ble Minister of Communication & IT, Govt. of India,  New Delhi-110001 to welcome and felicitate him on assuming the high office of MoC &IT. Click here for letter.

21-05-2007:- G S Writes to Shri Niranjan Singh Dir (HRD) BSNL regarding non-relieving of Shri S.K. Bhowmik and Shri Ashim Sharma SDEs after completion of tenure from Aizawal (Mizoram). Click here for letter

18-05-2007:- GS writes to Com O. P. Gupta Secretary General NFTE-BSNL regarding National Conference of NFTE-BSNL at Sarahanpur UP (West) from 18th to 20th May 2007 conveying best wishes for the function. Click here for letter

18.05.2007:- DDG (SR) granted meeting to discuss the pending grievances of Executives raised in the Notice served by AIBSNLEA on 07-05-2007 as per direction given by Dir (HRD):- Some important issues of charter of demands could be discussed but due to shortage of time meeting remains inconclusive. DDG (SR) has again called AIBSNLEA to discuss the issues on 28th May 2007, since he will remain on tour next week. During discussions, we emphasis to resolve pending issues as assured in the previous meetings.

18-05-2007:- (a) Transfer/posting, Deletion/Cancellation, Temporary retention and re-allotment in the grade of AO/Sr. AO. Click here for order

18-05-2007:- (a) GS writes to Sr.DDG (BW) for cancellation of Transfer Order of AIBSNLEA  Office bearers,MP Circle, Cases of Shri Prakash Bywer and Shri S K Mishra SDEs (civil) Bhopal. Click here for letter. (b) GS writes to Dir (HRD) for request transfer, case of Shri Swapan Kumar Roy, SDE  Microwave Mtnce, Agartala (ETR) and our Circle Secretary (NE-I Circle) Click here for letter.

17.05.2007:-Our Persistent efforts yielded the result in getting released the gradation list of JAOs/ AAOs, which will streamline the Promotion aspects in the cadre. Click here for letter of Provisional gradation /seniority list of Junior Accounts Officers, as on 11.05.2007.                Click here for Gradation / seniority list of JAO/AAO
 

17.05.2007:- Director (HRD) granted a meeting to discuss the pending grievances of Executives raised in the Notice served by AIBSNLEA on 07-05-2007:- GS and OS (South) attended the meeting. DDG (SR) and DDG (Pers) were present in the meeting. The following are discussed:-

(a)Delay in implementation in Executive Promotion Policy:- We expressed our serious concern against delay in issuing the clarifications regarding Promotion Policy sought by various Circles & AIBSNLEA. Director (HRD) informed that the clarifications have been prepared in concurrence with finance wing and  will be issued after getting approved from  CMD BSNL, who is on tour.

(b)Improvement in the Promotion Policy:- Director (HRD) advised to DDG (SR) to have detail discussion with Association and thereafter can be discussed with him.

(c)DPC to fill up about 2315 DEs Posts on Adhoc basis:- We express our serious resentment against not holding of the DPC to fill up about 2315 DEs vacant posts for which,  on our persistent efforts, the clearance was given by DoT one year back. Director (HRD) asked the actual problem from DDG (Pers) in the matter. DDG (Pers) informed that the legal opinion has been asked from Senior Advocate, in view of the stay granted by hon'ble Delhi High Court in 1966 SDEs reversion case. We again clarified that the stay order granted by Hon'ble Delhi High Court is very clear and accordingly action can be initiated to restore the DPC process immediately. Dir (HRD) advised to GS AIBSNLEA to accompany the BSNL Officers to discuss the matter with Senior Advocate.

(d)Consideration of pending request transfers of SDEs/DEs:- We requested to consider all pending request transfer applications, so that the children's education is not affected.  Dir (HRD) assured to look into.

(e)Settlement of other issues of importance in the charter of demands:- Dir (HRD) after having a brief discussion advised DDG (SR) to have detailed discussion with AIBSNLEA thereafter, the issues can be further discussed with him. DDG (SR) informed GS to have meeting tomorrow itself. 

17.05.2007:- GS, FS and Organising Secretary (South) met Senior Advocate (Hon'ble Supreme Court) dealing the AAO Pay fixation case and requested him to file an application for early hearing. We also explain the cause of action for early hearing. Senior Advocate got convinced and assured to file the application in the next week.

17.05.2007:-GS, FS and Organising Secretary (South) met Director (Finance) and discussed:-

(a)AAO Pay fixation case:- We informed Director (Fin) regarding our meeting with Member (Fin) DoT had on 15-05-07 and requested him to use his good office to interact the concerned authorities in Ministry of Finance as the case has been recommended to Ministry of Finance. Director (Finance) assured to look into.

(b)Refund of CGEIS Amount:- We impressed upon early refund of CGEIS amount in some circles & BSNL CO. We also apprised him about the assurance given by Member (Finance) for early approval in case the claims are send properly from BSNL. Director (Finance0 assured to look into.

(c)DPC to fill up vacant CAOs posts on adhoc basis:- Director (Finance) informed that the required ACRs of eligible SrAOs has been received and the DPC is under process. Promotion orders to fill up about 350 CAOs posts are expected to be issued by 2nd week of June 2007.

(d)Gradation List of JAOs:- Director (Finance) informed that the gradation list of JAOs is being issued today.

(e)Modification/ Cancellation of some AOs/ CAOs transfers on justified grounds:- Director (Finance) assured to look into the matter.

(f)Clarifications regarding Executives' Promotion Policy:- We impressed upon for issuing clarifications on Executives' Promotion Policy. Director (Finance) informed that he has already cleared the matter. Shortly clarification will be issued.

 17.05.2007:- GS writes to

(1) The DDG (Pers), Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, New Delhi - 110001 regarding consideration of various requests for inter-Circle transfers in the cadre of SDEs vide letter no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/TFR/2006-07/242  dated: 17-05-2007 Click Here for Letter

(2) The Sr. DDG (Estt), Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, New Delhi – 110001 regarding consideration of various requests for inter-circle transfers in the Cadre of JTO (Telecom) vide letter no.  AIBSNLEA/CHQ/TFR/2007/243  dated:  14-05-2007 Click Here for Letter

(3) The DDG (Pers), Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, New Delhi - 110001 regarding consideration of various requests for inter-Circle transfers in the cadre of DEs vide letter No: AIBSNLEA/CHQ/TFR/2006-07/244  dated: 17-05-2007 Click Here for Letter

17.05.2007

BSNL Corporate Office issued Applicability of Income Tax on the Perks granted to the Executive employees in BSNL Click Here for Letter

16.05.2007

GS writes to Shri A.K. Sinha, Chairman–cum-Managing Director, BSNL, New Delhi regarding issue of withdrawal of ACP as mentioned in Promotion Policy vide letter no.  AIBSNLEA/CHQ/2006-07/240  dated: 15.5.2007 Click Here for Letter

16.05.2007

BSNL Corporate Office issued Inter-Circle transfer of SDEs (Telecom) [ Click Here for List ]

16.05.2007

GS writes to

(1) The Sr.DDG (SPF), Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, New Delhi – 110001 regarding consideration of various requests for inter-Circle transfers in the cadre of JAOs/ AAOs/ AOs/ CAOs vide letter no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/TFR/2007-08/243 Dated: 16-05-2007 Click Here for Letter

(2) The DDG (Pers), Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, New Delhi - 110001 regarding consideration of various requests for inter-Circle transfers in the cadre of SDEs vide letter no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/TFR/2006-07/242 Dated: 16-05-2007 Click Here for Letter

15.05.2007 :- 1) Promotion order of 20 AAOs (Left out cases) to AOs issued -Click Here for order copy 2) Promotion order of about 400 SrAOs to CAOs on adhoc basis is expected to be issued in the 2nd week of June 2007.

15.05.2007

General Secretary and  Financial Secretary met Member (Finance), Telecom Commission, where DDG(FEB), DOT and  Director (A/cs) ,DOT were also present. The following issues were discussed:

1.      Implementation of upgraded pay scales for JAO/AAO: We impressed upon Member(F) to recommend the case to Ministry of Finance as assured in the meeting held with Secretary ,Telecom  on 10.1.2007. The Member (F) patiently listened our pleadings in support of the demand and directed DDG(FEB) to send the case to Ministry of Finance immediately. DDG(FEB) assured to sent the case to MOF today itself with proper recommendation for reconsideration of the case.

2.      Refund of CGEGIS amount: We expressed our thanks to M(F) for refunding the CGEGIS amount in most of the Circles after our previous meeting with here in the month of March 2007.We also requested to take immediate steps for refund of amount  in respect of remaining circles including BSNL Corporate Office. Director (A/cs) informed that in most of the circles , though the amount is refunded but some wrong payments  to retired / expired persons have been noticed. During 10% checking in CO, BSNL it is found that some wrong claims have been included in the list. Now to ensure correct payment, further verification of service books is required. We requested an early action in this regard M(F) assured that necessary verification will be completed by end of May 2007 and thereafter orders for refund will be issued.    

3.      Payment of pension to BSNL employees:  We expressed our serious concern against DOT order dated 15.6.2006 linking payment of pension to BSNL employees with certain percentage of revenue to be received from BSNL and pleaded that there is no justification for issue of such orders and the same may be withdrawn immediately. Member (F) appreciated our concern and informed that she and Secretary Telecom are fully convinced with the arguments / feelings of our Association and assured that matter will be shortly taken up with the concerned authorities. She also told that there should not be any apprehension in the minds of BSNL employees regarding continuous payment of pension to them.  We pleaded that payment of pension should be ensured in all eventualities.   

4.      Option for fixation of pay from CDA to IDA pay scale: We informed M(F) that CCAs are not accepting options exercised by the BSNL optees for fixation of their IDA pay from the date of next increment / promotion. M(F) assured to look into the matter.

14.05.2007

Notice issued for the Central Working Committee Meeting of  AIBSNLEA, which will be held at Rajasthan Bhawan, D-2/5A Sector -10, Faridabad Opp Mini Secretariat Faridabad, Haryana on 26th and 27st June,2007 Click Here for Notice

12/05/2007:- GS writes to Director(Finance), BSNL,regarding Re-allotment case of Shri Ananda Krishnaiah, CAO O/O Chief Engineer (Electrical), KEN Bangalore and our Circle President Karnataka Circle, vide letter No. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/FIN/2007-08/232 Dated 09-5-2007 Click Here for Letter

12/05/2007:- Click here for Text for Savingram Campaign on 23-05-2007.

11/05/2007:- Shri E Sivaramudu DE AP Circle and our Circle Secretary AP Circle transfer order to NE-I are cancelled with the continuous efforts of our Association.

11/05/2007 :- GS spoken to Sr. DDG (BW) and discussed :-1) CONSIDERATION OF PENDING REQUEST TRANSFERS OF EE(CIVIL) AND SDE(CIVIL) :- Sr DDG(BW) informed that Request transfer cases of EE(Civil) has been sent to Dir(HRD) for consideration. But request transfer cases of SDE(Civil) will be considered along the promotion order of JTOs(Civil) 2) DPC FOR THE POST OF EE(CIVIL) AND SDE(CIVIL) :- Sr. DDG (BW) informed that DPC for 40 posts of EE(Civil) and 20 posts of SDE(Civil) is under process. It is expected to be completed by the end of May 2007. 3)HOLDING OF LDC EXAMINATION TO THE VACANT POST OF SDE(CIVIL) :- Sr. DDG (BW) informed that the case has been sent to BSNL CO.4)HARD TENURE REQUEST TRANSFERS OF SDE(CIVIL) :-Sr. DDG (BW) informed that  Order will be issued by the end of May 2007. 

10/05/2007

553 TES Group 'B' officers regained their seniority out of 1966 officers:- Inclusion of Competitive quota officers in compliance of Ernakulam high Court order dated 13/07/2006 in OP no. 31656/2001 & 37134/2001. DoT has revised the seniority list of TES Group 'B' officers on 3rd May 2007 with a direction that-

(a) Out of 1966 officers whose date of promotion in seniority was revised, 553 officers will regain their date of promotion & seniority.

(b) The date of promotion of Junior most 1966 officer will be shifted to 26-04-2000 & their names will be deleted from seniority list no. 5.

(c) Revised seniority list no.6 by including 1966 officers as stated at (b), above by placing them in seniority list as per their year of recruitment will be issued.

In view of the above order, BSNL will submit the matter to Hon'ble Delhi High Court for further direction.

09/05/2007

GS met DDG (Pers) & discussed:-

(a) Holding of DPC to fill up about 2315 DEs posts on adhoc basis:- We express our serious concern against non holding the DPC on the pretext of 1966 SDEs Telecom reversion court case. we explained that Hon'ble Delhi High Court has granted a stay order against revision of TES Group 'B' seniority on 11-11-2004 accordingly the TES Group 'B' seniority list available before 11-11-2004 has to be operated. DDG (Pers) informed that BSNL legal cell opinion has been received but now the matter will be sent to advocate for getting legal opinion shortly.

(b) Consideration of inter-circle pending request transfers of SDEs/ DEs:-  We expressed our dissatisfaction for not considering the pending request transfer cases (about 200 cases pending) of SDEs/ DEs for last one and half year, since the new academic session has started. DDG (Pers) informed that the policy decision is yet to be taken to consider the pending request transfer applications. We insisted for an early action in the matter.

(c) Issue of clarification on Executive Promotion Policy :- We expressed our serious concern about delay in issuing clarification on Executive Promotion Policy sought by Circles/AIBSNLEA. DDG(Pers) informed that clarifications has been prepared and sent to Internal Finance wing of BSNL for concurrence. After getting concurrence on Clarifications ,It will be issued after obtaining approval from Dir(HRD) and CMD, BSNL. We further reiterated to take early action in the matter.

(d) Revised/upgraded Payscales from 1.10.2000 :- DDG(Pers) informed that Clearance from Internal Finance wing of BSNL has been obtained. BSNL Board Memo has been finalized. Implementation order will be issued soon after  obtaining approval from BSNL Board.

08/05/2007 

AIBSNLEA served notice vide letter no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/NOTICE/2007-08/229 dated 07-05-2007 for Organizational Actions against Non-Settlement of the Grievances of the Executives in BSNL. We, therefore call upon all our members and activists in the Branches/ Circles to participate actively in the struggle. They are requested to mobilize all their  resources and utilize the same for the success of the struggle. CLICK HERE FOR NOTICE

07/05/2007

MEETING WITH DIRECTOR (FINANCE) GS met Dir(F) and discussed :-

1) AAO PAY SCALE :- In accordance with clarification given by Ministry of Finance ,treating JAO/AAO organised finance cadres as per Vth CPC recommendation. Dir(F) appreciated the clarification given by MOF &  assures suitable action.

2) DPC TO FILL UP OF  400 & ABOVE CAO posts:- We expressed our serious concern against delay in holding DPC on the pretext of missing ACRs of 8 Sr.AOs. Dir(F) assures to look in to.

3) RELEASE OF GRADATION LIST OF JAOs IN FINANCE WING:- Dir(F) clarified that BSNL Management Committee has cleared the matter & shortly JAO gradation list will be released.

4)Filling up of Vacant posts in the cadre of JAG in the Finance wing :- Dir(F) assures to look in to.

5) Left out cases in the promotion order of AOs :- Dir(F) confirms that, DPC is over. Promotion order will be issued shortly.

6) REFUND OF CGEGIS PAYMENT IN  BSNL CO AND SOME OTHER CIRCLES:-  Dir(F) informed that the claim submitted by BSNL CO to DOT was not proper because the names of retired/Expired employees have been included. Now the corrected claim is to be sent to DOT for refund. Intimation has been given to other Circle also to take up with concerned CCAs.

  05-05-2007:- GS writes to Shri Kuldeep Goyal Director (Planning & NS) on assuming the high office of Dir (Plg & NS), BSNL  Click here for letter

04/05/2007

(1) GS writes to The Member (Finance), Telecom Commission, New Delhi regarding request for granting meeting for discussion on urgent pending items vide letter No. AIBSNLEA/CHQ / CORR   dated at ND, the 03.05.2007 Click Here for Letter

(2) GS writes to Shri A.K. Sinha, Chairman & Managing Director, BSNL, Statesman House, New Delhi regarding implementation of upgraded pay scales of Organized Accounts Cadre in BSNLvide letter No. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/CORR/2007   dated 01.05.07 Click Here for Letter

(3) GS writes to Shri A.K. Sinha, Chairman & Managing Director, BSNL, Statesman House, New Delhi regarding non filling of the vacant JAG posts of Finance Wing Click Here for Letter

 

3/05/2007 :-   HOLD LUNCH – HOUR PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS ON 04.05.2007 IN PROTEST AGAINST RECOMMENDATION OF TRAI ON INFRASTRUCTURE SHARING UNDER THE BANNER OF JOINT FORUM . PLEASE ENSURE BEFORE PARTICIPATING LUNCH HOUR DEMONSTRATION THAT NO OTHER DEMONSTRATION BY ANY OTHER ASSOCIATION  WILL BE CLUBBED OR INCLUDED ALONG WITH JOINT FORUM PROGRAMME.

01/05/2007:- GS, FS & AFS met Shri Kuldeep Goyal Director    (Planning & NS) and would be CMD BSNL, on courtesy call, welcomed and felicitated him on assuming the high office of Director (Planning & NS) BSNL today and assured him our full co-operation.

GS, FS met Director (HRD) BSNL and discussed:-

(A) We expressed our serious dissatisfaction against delay in implementation of Executive Promotion Policy on the pretext of clarifications to be issued from BSNL CO. Director (HRD) informed that HLC has already discussed the clarifications asked by the Telecom Circles and AIBSNLEA & have been sent to internal financial wing for concurrence. Shortly necessary clarifications will be issued.

(B) DPC to fill up about 2315 DEs Telecom posts on adhoc basis:-The Director (HRD) informed that as advised by DOT the legal opinion from BSNL advocate has been taken. BSNL advocate has opined to take clarification from Delhi High Court in the case of 1966 TES Group 'B' officers reversion. We requested that further no clarification from Delhi High Court is required since the stay order granted is loud and clear in this regard. Director (HRD) assured to look into the matter further. 

(C) Consideration of pending request transfers of SDEs/ DEs:- We apprised Director (HRD) that more than 180 request transfer applications recommended/ forwarded by the CGMs are lying pending in personnel branch of BSNL CO. Director (HRD) asked  DDG (Pers) to look into the matter.

(D) Excess posting of SDEs/ DEs in J&K Circle:- We informed Director (HRD) that excess SDEs/ DEs have been posted in J&K Circle, whereas the requirement is very less causing disturbance to the transferred SDEs/ DEs and reversion to existing JTOs/ SDEs. We requested to post officers in J&K Circle on actual need basis. Director (HRD) assured to look into.

(E) No disturbance of Executives of Punjab Circle on inter circle tenure transfer policy:- We requested to give relaxation to the executives of Punjab Circle from inter circle tenure transfers as these officers served in Punjab Circle in the days of terrorism. Director (HRD) assured to look into.

(F) Irregular reversion of TES Group 'B' Officers in NTR Circle based on 1966 reversion order of Nov'2004:- We strongly protested against the irregular reversion of 59 TES Group 'B' officers in NTR Circle based on 1966 reversion order issued in Nov' 2004, whereas, BSNL CO in march'2006 has issued instructions to all CGMs in accordance with the stay order granted by Hon'ble Delhi High Court for non operating the Nov' 2004 order, which may now cause contempt of court in various courts. Director (HRD) assured to look into.

(G) Proper Office Accommodation/ Sitting arrangements to Executives in new BSNL CO Building:- We expressed our dissatisfaction against the present office accommodation/ sitting arrangements being provided to the Executives of the grade of ADs / ADGs. Director (HRD) assured to look into.

01/05/2007:- Celeberation of Foundation Day By Delhi Circle: GS, AGS (General Discipline), FS and AFS attended and addressed the Get-Together and Special General Body Meeting organised by Delhi Circle Branch in CTO Conference Hall, Eastern Court New Delhi to celebrate the Foundation Day on 3rd anniversary of formation of AIBSNLEA.  Shri S S Sirohi GMM NTR was the Chief Guest, Shri Deepak Sinha GM (TS) NTR New Delhi was the guest of honour. Other senior officers of NTR and Telecom Project Circles were also present on the occasion. A colourful and glittering cultural programme was arranged on the occasion. A large number of members participated in the programme. Shri Satish Kumar Circle Secretary NTR welcomed all  the distinguished guests on Dias.

01/05/2007:- RETIREMENT ON SUPERANNUATIONS IN THE CADRE OF SDE(TELECOM) W.E.F 30/04/2007 A/N. WE WISH THEM VERY HAPPY & PROSPEROUS RETIRED LIFE- Click here for Order

01/05/2007:- RETIREMENT ON SUPERANNUATIONS IN THE CADRE OF STS/TTS  of EXECUTIVE GRADE w.e.f ,30/04/07, A/N.WE WISH THEM VERY HAPPY & PROSPEROUS RETIRED LIFE - Click here for order

01/05/2007:- RETIREMENT ON SUPERANNUATIONS OF EXECUTIVES OF ACCOUNTS AND FINANCE WING w.e.f 30/04/2007 A/N.WE WISH THEM VERY HAPPY & PROSPEROUS RETIRED LIFE - Click here for Order

30/04/2007 :- GS writes to Shri Niranjan Singh, Director (HRD) BSNL, New Delhi – 110001 regarding  irregular reversion of 59 TES Group “B” officers in NTR- Our protest against vide letter no.  : AIBSNLEA/CHQ/2006-07/226  dated: 30.04.2007 Click Here for Letter

30/04/2007 :-  BSNL Corporate office issued  Transfer order of AOs /Sr.AOs in Accounts and Finance Services in BSNL : Click Here for Order copy

28/04/2007 :-  FIRST CIRCLE CONFERENCE OF J & K CIRCLE :- GS & Auditor Com Jairam attended and addressed jam packed  First Circle conference of J & K circle at Hotel Brown Palace ,Srinagar.Open Session was arranged in befitting manner.Shri P R Wadhva,CGMT,J&K Circle,Shri Muralidharan GMT, Srinagar and DGMs attended and addressed the huge gathering. Com GS apprised in detail the status of All India  HR Issues & Viability of BSNL. Com. Fiyaz Ahmad  Kaul Sr.AO Srinagar as President, Com Ramesh J Kaw SDE Jammu as Circle Secretary  and K K Vakri as Finance Secretary were elected for the year 2007-09 unanimously. 

  27.04.2007

General Secretary, Vice President-II, Financial Secretary and Editor met Shri Kuldeep Goel, Sr.DDG(HQ) and would be Director (Plg) / CMD, BSNL on courtesy call. Shri Goel informed that his priority will be to make available all the materials required to meet out the targets set out by the Hon’ble MOC and sought our active cooperation in achieving the 40% market share in the telecom sector. We assured him our full cooperation in his endeavor.

General Secretary and Vice President-II met Sr.DDG (Estt) and discussed:

(a)    Issuing clarifications regarding promotion policy asked by circles and AIBSNLEA: He informed that the HLC has already discussed the queries / clarifications asked by the circles and submitted its decision. The is under process and soon the necessary clarifications will be issued. 

(b)   Implementation of promotion policy in Civil / Elect Wings: We expressed our serious concern against non implementation of promotion policy for the executives of Civil /Elect wings in circles. Sr.DDG clarified that HLC has discussed the matter and clarified that the screening / DPCs will be conducted by the Heads of Circle only by nominating GM / DGM level officers from various disciplines as DPC members.

(c)    DPCs of various cadres i.e. JTO (C/E/Arch) to SDE (C/E/Arch) and SDE (C/E/Arch) to EE (C/E/Arch) : Sr. DDG informed that the DPCs from JTO (C/E/Arch) to SDE (C/E/Arch) can not be held because of the directions given by ST Commission challenging the initial constitution of roster. DOT in accordance with the DOP&T guidelines has replied the position to ST Commission but the decision of the Commission is still awaited. Further action will be taken thereafter. DPCs from SDE (C/E/Arch) to EE (C/E/Arch) are under process.

(d)   Holding of limited to LDCE from JTO (C/E/Arch) to SDE (C/E/Arch) : Sr. DDG informed that the examination can not be held due to direction of ST commission challenging the initial constitution of roster.

(e)    Recruitment of JTO (C/E/Arch): Sr. DDG informed that at present no recruitment is being done due to delay in proper justification of work load. Action will be taken considering the requirement of BSNL for such works.

(f) Consideration of pending request transfers / deputation of JTO (G) : We requested to consider all pending request transfers /  deputation applications of JTO(G) since more than 2000 newly recruited JTOs (G) have joined. Sr. DDG assured an early action and orders are expected by mid May. 

  27.04.2007

General Secretary and Financial Secretary met Sr.DDG (SPF) and discussed:

  1. Conducting of DPC from Sr.AO to CAO:  We expressed our concern in delay in completion of DPC. She informed that the process could not be completed due to want of some ACRs and all steps are being taken to get the ACRS. She assured to do the needful in the matter.
  2. Left out DPC from AAO to AO : Sr.DDG informed that the orders for about 20 left out candidates are likely to be issued within a couple of days.
  3. Issue  of gradation list of JAOs:  She informed that the management committee of BSNL has approved the case and the Gradation List for JAOs will be issued shortly.
  4. Grant of upgraded pay scales to JAO /AAO: We demanded that the case may be got re-examined by DOT to take up the matter further with Min. of Finance in the light of decision taken in the meeting held by Secy Telecom with out Association. We also informed her that recently MOF has intimated under RTI Act to AP Circle vide letter No. 8(55)/2007-RTI dated 3.4.07 that regarding applicability of OM dated 28.2.03 to the officials absorbed in BSNL, administrative Deptt. i.e.BSNL may be advised to consider their case as per the contents contained in para 55.2 and 55.3 of the 5th CPC. As per above para of 5th CPC, the JAO/ AAO of Department of Telecom ( absorbed in BSNL)  are governed by the provisions of  Organised Accounts Cadre and therefore entitled for all the consequential benefits accrued to them. She immediately spoke to DDG (FEB), DOT and requested him to look into the matter positively in the light of clarifications issued by MOF.

26/04/2007

General Secretary, Vice President-II, Financial Secretary and Circle Secretary met CMD, BSNL and discussed the following issues:

1.      Delay in implementation of promotion policy for BSNL executives: We expressed our serious resentment against delay in implementation of the approved promotion policy for BSNL executives in the name of clarifications. We informed that many Telecom Circles and our Association has asked some clarifications from BSNL Corporate Office immediately after notification of the promotion policy by BSNL Management. Even after lapse of three months, no clarification has been issued by BSNL management resulting delay in implementation of the said policy. Due to non receipt of clarification, the policy has not been implemented in most of the circles. Even in BSNL Corporate Office no proper action has been initiated to complete the process. This is causing widespread resentment among the executives. CMD immediately spoke to Director (HRD) and asked him to take action urgently in the matter.

2.       Non-Settlement of the issues referred to BSNL Management for discussions with AIBSNLEA for improvement in the promotion policy: We requested CMD to discuss the issues transferred from DOT to BSNL for further discussions and decision at BSNL level. Till date no concrete steps have been taken by the BSNL Management for improvement in the promotion policy as assured by CMD,BSNL in the formal meeting held on 10.01.07 regarding various issues e.g. date of effect of implementation of revised IDA pay scales for the executives wef 1.10.2000, one time placement of the SDEs in the Sr.SDE grade , weightage for past service rendered in DOT/DTS/DTO for promotion, grant of designations and duties / responsibilities associated with the respective grade etc.  CMD asked the Association to give brief on the issues and assured to look into the case.  

3.      Absorption of Group ‘A’ officers: We expressed our serious concern against delay in completing the process of absorption of Group’A’ officers in BSNL which is badly affecting the developmental and maintenance work in BSNL. We requested him to use his good offices to settle the issue at the earliest. He informed that there is much progress in resolving the issues raised by Group ‘A’ officers in DOT. He hoped that the issue of absorption of Group’A’ officers will be resolved soon.

4.      Sharing of BSNL’s infrastructure with private operators: We strongly protested against the TRAI recommendations for sharing of infrastructures (passive / active) . The CMD assured that he will take all possible steps to safeguard the interest of BSNL.

5.      Grant of Nav Ratna Status to BSNL: We requested CMD to submit the revised documents as desired by DOT as per DPE guidelines immediately so that further process may be started for grant of Nav Ratna Status  to BSNL

6.      DPCs from SDE Telecom to DE and Sr.AO to CAO on adhoc basis: We expressed our dissatisfaction against delay in completing the DPCs on the pretext of court case and missing ACRs. We informed CMD that  DOT has already replied to BSNL regarding Delhi High Court stay order in 1966 SDE’s reversion case and only eight Sr AO’s ACRs are missing to fill up about 400 CAO posts. As per rule DPCs can be conducted. CMD assured to look into the matter.

7.      Recruitment of JTOs /JAOs in BSNL: We demanded immediate action should be taken to recruit JTOs in Civil / Elect. Wings and JAOs in Finance Wing. CMD assured to look into the matter.

8.      Station tenure transfers in WTR and some other circles:   We protested against transfers of the officers in mid session of education of their wards in the name of rotational transfer. CMD assured to look into the matter.

9.      Inter Circle transfers from Punjab Telecom Circle: We requested CMD no to implement inter circle / tenure circle transfers policy for the Punjab Circle executives. The executives in Punjab Circle have served in the critical period during the days of insurgency.  CMD assured to examine the issue.

10.  Affairs of Alwar SSA (Raj) : We strongly protested against the harassing and vindictive attitude of GMTD Alwar towards BSNL executives and requested him to intervene in the matter. CMD assured to do the needful in the matter.

26/04/2007 :-  BSNL Corporate office issued  Transfer order of CAOs (Regular/Adhoc) STS in Accounts and Finance Services in BSNL : Click Here for Order copy

26/04/2007

Today BSNL Corporate office issued Tenure Transfer order of SDEs(Telecom) : Click Here for List

26/04/2007 :- All the CS/DS/BSs are requested to send a Telegram to the PM, MOC & Secretary, DOT that “DEMAND NO INFRASTRUCTURE SHARING OF BSNL/MTNL BY PRIVATE OPERATORS AS RECOMMENDED BY TRAI” today itself. 

26/04/2007

ALL THE CSs ARE REQUESTED TO CONTACT THE GS OVER PHONE IMMEDIATELY TO DISCUSS SOME IMPORTANT ISSUES.

25/04/2007

Promotion/posting orders issued on 23.04.2007   in the Junior Administrative Grade of Accounts and Finance Service - Click Here for letter

25/04/2007

General Secretary, President and Financial Secretary met Secretary Telecom and discussed the following items:

1.      Delay in implementation of promotion policy for BSNL executives: We expressed our serious resentment against delay in implementation of the approved promotion policy for BSNL executives in the name of clarifications. We informed that many Telecom Circles  and our Association has asked some clarifications from BSNL Corporate Office immediately after notification of the promotion policy by BSNL Management. Even after lapse of three months, no clarification has been issued by BSNL management resulting delay in implementation of the said policy. This is causing widespread resentment among the executives. Secretary DOT assured to look into the matter to resolve the issues at the earliest.

2.      Non-Settlement of the issues referred to BSNL Management for discussions with AIBSNLEA for improvement in the promotion policy: We informed Secretary DOT that BSNL management has not taken concrete steps for improvement in the promotion policy as assured by CMD,BSNL in the formal meeting held on 10.01.07 regarding various issues e.g. date of effect of implementation of revised IDA pay scales for the executives wef 1.10.2000, one time placement of the SDEs in the Sr.SDE grade , weightage for past service rendered in DOT/DTS/DTO for promotion, grant of designations and duties / responsibilities associated with the respective grade etc. Secy DoT assured to look into the case.  

3.      Pension to BSNL absorbed employees: We requested Secretary DOT to withdraw letter of DDG (FEB), DOT  dated 15.06.06 which has created confusion in the minds of officers working in BSNL. Secretary DOT informed that the pension issue will be again taken up with the Cabinet alongwith other issues related to Group’A’ absorption.  

4.      Absorption of Group ‘A’ officers: We expressed our serious concern against delay in completing the process of absorption of Group’A’ officers in BSNL which is badly affecting the developmental and maintenance work in BSNL. We requested him to use his good offices to settle the issue at the earliest. He informed that there is much progress in resolving the issues raised by Group ‘A’ officers. A committee of three members has been constituted which has held 4 -5 meetings and thereafter the committee has discussed the issues with the representatives of ITSA in the presence of Secy DOT. Most of the issues have been settled and only one or two issues remained to be settled . He expressed optimism that these issues will also be sorted out soon. We expect the absorption process to restart by end of May 2007.

5.      Non-integration of HR functions in BSNL: We informed that BSNL is still continuing with the HR activities as in DOT and not bringing the entire HR activities under a common umbrella.  Secretary DOT informed that the matter is being examined in accordance with the DPE guidelines. A decision in this regard is expected shortly.

6.      Grant of Nav Ratna Status to BSNL: We demanded that BSNL should be granted Nav Ratna status at the earliest in order to allow BSNL to have greater autonomy in decision making. The Secy informed that CMD BSNL has been advised to prepare the documents as per DPE guidelines so that this matter can be further taken up with the concerned authorities. He assured to get the issue resolved once the relevant papers are received from BSNL.

7.      Sharing of BSNL’s infrastructure with private operators: We strongly protested against the TRAI recommendations for sharing of infrastructures ( passive / active ) . The Secy informed that TRAI ‘s recommendations are not mandatory and operators can take their decision to share infrastructures (passive /active) solely on commercial basis. The Government shall not issue any directive in this regard.  

 

We thanked Secy,DOT for stopping withdrawal of second ACP benefit to SDEs (Civil ). 

23/04/2007

GS writes to  Shri Niranjan Singh, Director (HRD) BSNL, New Delhi – 110001 regarding Grant of Perks to Officiating JAOs/JTOs  vide letter no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/2006-07/224    dated: 23.04.2007 Click Here for Letter

21/04/2007

All the Circle / Branch Secretaries are requested to make efforts to complete the missing ACRs of SDEs(Civil) eligible for EE(Civil) promotion  to expedite the  DPC. Click Here for List

21/04/2007

Please note the new additional e-mail id of GS is [email protected] 

21/04/2007

Joint Forum is strongly protesting against TRAI recommendations on Infrastructure Sharing of Passive, Active and back hour Networks. Join & implement the Trade Union Actions call given by Joint Forum i.e. Savingram companion on 26.04.2007 and Demonstration on 04.05.2007 (Click Here TRAI Press Note)

20/04/2007

GS writes to Shri Shakeel Ahmed, DDG (SR), Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd, Statesman House, New Delhi regarding Questionnaire from Pay Revision Committee for Executives and non-unionised Supervisors of CPSEs vide letter no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/Pay  Rev. Committee/2007  Dated 09.04.07 [Reference: Letter No. BSNL/3/-2/SR/2006/14 dated 13.03.07]    Click Here for Letter

Click Here for response of All India BSNL Executives’ Association on questionnaire from Pay Revision Committee for executives and non-unionised Supervisors of CPSEs – w.e.f. 01.01.2007.

20/04/2007

GS and FS met the Director (Operations) and discussed:

(a) Improvement in the revised policy for Service GSM, RSTC and Broad Band to Executives as demanded vide our letter No. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/2007-08/1 dated 5.03.07. Director (Op) assured that the enhancement of call limit on RSTC may be considered upto some extent but the certification can not be allowed as already decided by Management Committee of BSNL.He also assured that STD and Roaming facility on GSM service connection to the executives will be looked into. Regarding  B/Band on RSTC under Plan 500 rent free is not under consideration at present.

(b) 45 Million GSM tender: We requested Director (Op) for an early action to place order for procurement of equipments from the suppliers so that our mobile network may be expanded at the earliest for provision of services to the waiting customers. The Association discussed the matter of draging the matter to the court by  Motorola causing delay resulting heavy financial and other losses to the tune of Rs.400 crores per month by loosing about 12 million customers during last six months. Association will explore the possibility of taking up the case against Motorola in the Court after discussing the same with Joint Forum of Non-Executives and Executives. Dir (Op) appreciated  our concern and assured speedy action for procurement of the equipments. 

19/04/2007

GS & President met Sr. DDG(SPF) BSNL & discussed :-

(a) DPC to fill up vacant CAO posts :- Sr. DDG (SPF) informed that the DPC process was started but due to non-availability  of about 23 AOs ACRs, the same could not be completed. Efforts are being made to collect the missing ACRs. Now about 13 AOs ACRs has been received. As soon as thye remaining 10 AOs ACRs are received, DPC work will be completed to fill up about 400 CAOs posts on adhoc basis.

(b) Consideration of Request/Tenure transfers of AOs/CAOs :- Sr. DDG (SPF) assured that work is under process. Soon the transfer orders will be issued.

(c) Modification in the transfers orders issued earlier on genuine grounds :-  Sr. DDG (SPF) assured to look into.

19/04/2007

DPC to Fillup vacant posts against 75% Seniority - Cum- Fitness quota of only ST Category :- The DPC is delayed due to non receipt of the gradation list details from the Circles BR/CTD/MH/PB/UP(W) & so far nothing has been received (i.e. CR & other details) fro the Circles. BRBR/JKD/CG/ETR/NTR/NE-I/NETF/T&D/TN/WB telecom Circles for the JTOs Recruitment year 2001 belongs to ST category.

18/04/2007

BSNL has issued order for payment of IDA at the revised rates 70.2% w.e.f. 01.04.2007 (Increase of 1.4 % ) Click Here for Order

18/04/2007

Our persistent efforts yielded the result in getting stop the withdrawal of 2nd ACP benefit of SDE (Civil). The issue was only raised by AIBSNLEA  & discussed with Secretary DoT meeting. Now DoT has issued the instructions to stop the 2nd ACP withdrawal benefit to SDE(C) Letter enclosed

18/04/2007 :- CELEBRATION  OF FOUNDATION DAY OF AIBSNLEA -1st MAY :- It was decided to celebrate the Foundation day-1st May  of AIBSNLEA every year in a grand manner by holding GBs/Seminars/Workshop/Cultural meet with family members etc. All the BS/DS/CS are requested to CELEBRATION  OF FOUNDATION DAY OF AIBSNLEA -1st MAY

17/04/2007

GS &  FS attended a meeting of Joint Forum of Telecom Unions /Associations of BSNL & MTNL. Joint Forum decided to protest against TRAI decision of sharing of BSNL/ MTNL infrastructure.  Savingram companion on 26th April 2007 & Demonstration on 04th May 2007 at SSA Level. All the Circle / Branch Secretaries are requested for active participation & Mobilization. Click Here for Text

17/04/2007 :- MOTOROLA WITHDRAWS PETITION :- BSNL will now be able to place orders for its over Rs 20,000 crore (45.5 Million lines) mobile telephony expansion plan as Motorola, which had challenged its disqualification in the tendering process in the Delhi High Court, has withdrawn the case. Telecom majors Ericsson and Nokia are set to bag a $5-billion tender floated by Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) for 63.5 million GSM mobile lines. BSNL chairman & managing director AK Sinha said the contract letter would be awarded by the end of April and the first phase of the rollout would begin by year-end.

16/04/2007

16/04/2007 :-AIBSNLEA written to BSNL CO to clarify doubts raised by JTOs about eligibility criteria etc for appearing in Departmental Competitive Examination to be held on 10.06.2007 for promotion from JTO [T] to SDE [T] grade and same is published in this web site. After our continuous persuasion, BSNL has issued clarification which  gives a lot of relief to the JTOs. -  Click Here for clarification

15/04/2007

GS returned from Japan :- Com. GS after attending the 2nd UNI APRO/NWJ FORUM for PROFESSIONALS w.e.f. 11 to 13th April 2007 at Tokyo, Japan returned on 15.4.2007. GS presented report from India alongwith other overseas representatives i.e. Bro. Gerhlard Rohde, Head of UNI P & MS Europe (Germany), Bor.  Umali, Jose Jr. Pedralvez, Phlippines on Job migrations and P & MS i.e. Expansion of Offshore Out sourcing & UNI Passport. GS also apprised in detail the role of Trade Unions / Associations in BSNL. Actively participated in the discussions. The Forum was convened by Mr. Eiichi Ito, Director UNI - Apro Tokyo Office.

Wednesday , 11 April, 2007  (09.30 —17.30)

(a) In the opening Session Bro. Shoji Morishima, President of NWJ, Japan / UNI Vice President, Representative from NTT and  Bro. Christer Forsiand, SIF Sweden / Vice President of UNI P&MS World Committee welcome the representatives from overseas & Local NTT / NWJ.

(b) In Key note speech on “Regional economic integration and challenges of P&MS in the Asia-Pacific’ Bro. ChrIstop UNI APRO Regional Secretary and  “Euró Integration Process & Unions" Bro. Gerhard Rohde, Head of UNI Professional & Managerial Staff (P&MS) from Germany placed  reports & discussions thereon.

(c) In First Session : Researchers and Unions

Introduction: "Past-Present-Future of the NWJ Holding Company HQ"  Bro. Tamotsu Watanabe, President of NWJ Holding Company HQ, Japan

Reports from Overseas : Bro. Charles Bofferding, SPEEA, USA and Bro. Christer Forsland, SIF Sweden / Vice President of UNI P&MS World Committee placed  reports & discussions thereon.

(d) In Second Session : Job Migration and P&MS

Introduction: Expansion of Offshore Outsourcing, and UNI Passport Bro. Gerhard Rohde, Head of UNI P&MS.

Reports from overseas

  •  India : Bro Prahlad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA CHQ New Delhi
  • Phillippines : Bor.  Umali, Jose Jr. Pedralvez, UNI PLC, GS, Phlippines placed  reports & discussions thereon.

Thursday, 12 April, 2007 (10.00 —17.00)

(e) In 3rd Session:  Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and P&MS

• Introduction: CSR Handbook Bro. Osamu Umemoto, President of FNIU, Japan

Reports from

• Bro. Jarasri PrIyalai, Director of UNI Apro P&MS

• Bro. Gerhard Rohde & Bro. Christer Forsiand placed  reports & discussions thereon.

(f) In 4th Session:  Decent work for IT Professionals

• Introduction: Decent work and P&MS” Bro. Shinichi Hasegawa, ILO Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific

• Report from Japan : Bro. Shoji Morishima, President of NWJ, Japan

• Reports from Overseas : Bro. Charles Bofferding, SPEEA, USA placed  reports & discussions thereon.

 (g) In 5th Session : Organizing P&MS

• Introduction : Bro. Christer Forsiund, SIF Sweden I Vice President of UNI P&MS World Committee

• Reports from Japan :• Bro. Makoto Sulto Executive Committee member of JOHO.ROREN

• Representative from NWJ Docomo HQ

  •  Reports from Overseas
  •  Sri Lanka  : Mr. Rajandran Velaiuthapillai, Bank Officers Federations
  •  Nepal : Mr. Bimal Acharya, Telecommunications Employee Association, Nepal (TEAM)
  • Indonesia : Mr. Muhamad Hakim, VP of  ASPEK & President of Hero Union, Indonesia.
  • Malaysia : Mr. Ng Choo Seong, GS, Association of Bank  Officers Peninsular, Malaysia
  • KOREYA : Mr. Cho Hyung-iL, KITU, Cheif of Planning Bureau, KOREYA
  • Hongkong : Mr. Michael Siu, UNI - DOC Hong King, Director
  • VIETNAM : Ms. Hoang Thi Tuyen, VNUPTW, Vice President

Friday, 13 April, 2007 (Morning)

Visit to NTT R & D Exhibition Centre (Overseas Participants only)

Click Here for Glimpses of 2nd UNI APRO/NWJ FORUM FOR PROFESSIONALS  w.e.f. 11-13 April 2007, Tokya, Japan

12/04/2007

Separate LICE (Open for internal candidates) for promotion to PA (Field units) from amongst regular Group C and Group D employees in field units of BSNL Click Here for Letter

12/04/2007

LICE for promotion of Stenos to the grade of PA in field units Click Here for Letter

11/04/2007

Pay fixation under FR 22(I) (a) (i) to JTOs and SDEs on their vertical promotion after Lateral Advancement withdrawal of benefit - Stepping of pay cases - regarding Click Here for Letter

11/04/2007

Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for promotion to grade of Sub Divisional Engineer (Telecom) under 25% quota to be held on 10th June 2007 (Sunday) - Extension of the last date of receiving of application from 10th April 2007 to 25th April 2007 Click Here for Letter

09/04/2007

JTO PROMOTION TO SDE (TELECOM) ORDER-MODIFIED- CLICK HERE FOR ORDER COPY

09/04/2007

JTO PROMOTION TO SDE(TELECOM) ORDER-MODIFIED (unit of working only)- CLICK HERE FOR ORDER COPY

08/04/2007:- GS VISITS JAPAN :- GS WILL PRESENT  A REPORT ON TELECOM SERVICE SECTOR EMPLOYEES OF INDIA IN A FORUM FOR PROFESSIONAL & MANAGEMENT STAFF FROM 11-12/04/2007 IN TOKYO (JAPAN) JOINTLY ORGANISED BY JAPANEES NTT UNIONS AND UNION NETWORK INTERNATIONAL ASIA AND PACIFIC REGIONAL ORGANISATIONS (UNI-THE GLOBAL UNION  FEDERATION).     NOTE :- THE GS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE IN CHQ FROM 09/04/2007 TO 15/04/2007.

05/04/2007

GS & Finance Secretary met CMD, BSNL and discussed

(a)    Protested against shifting of the Officers having completed Station /Circle Tenure in mid academic session: - CMD assured to look into.

(b)   Delay in implementation of Promotion Policy & issue of clarifications: - CMD informed that HLC has already discussed the queries made by the Circle /Associations & are being clarified shortly.

(c)    STD & National Roaming on GSM, Enhancement of free call limit on RSTC allowing certification and rent free Broadband facility under Plan - 500 : We impressed upon providing of STD & National Roaming facility on GSM service telephone connection to all Executives, STD facility on RSTC to all STS level officers compulsorily as it was available in DoT. Enhancement of free call limit on RSTC as available in MTNL to all Executives upto 2000 calls limit allowing certification & Broadband facility under Plan –500. Rent free to all executives:- CMD informed that already certain modifications has been made as suggested by the associations / circles. He also suggested that associations may further give views / suggestions for improvement and advice to have discussions with Director (Operations) also in the matter.

(d)   Delegation of powers to CGMs to decide tariff (Pulse Rate) parallel to private operators: - CMD assured to look into and suggested to provide more feed back in writing.

05/04/2007:- A PROVISIONAL SENIORITY LIST OF SDEs (TELECOM) FOR THE VACANCIES YEAR 2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05(PART) : IF ANY ERROR/OMISSIONS FOUND, KINDLY SUBMIT APPLICATION - CLICK HERE FOR LETTER, CLICK HERE FOR SENIORITY LIST

05.04.2007

GS writes to

(1) Shri Niranjan Singh, Director (HRD), BSNL Board, New Delhi  regarding cancellation of transfer order – case of Shri Sivaramudu, DE, AP Circle and Circle Secretary, AP Circle of AIBSNLEA vide letter no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/2006-07/223  dated 30th March, 2007 Click Here for Letter

(2) Shri A. K. Sinha, Chairman-cum-Managing Director, BSNL, New Delhi affairs of Punjab Telecom circle wherein the office bearers/ members of  AIBSNLEA  are being harassed and victimised – our protest against vide letter  no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/2006-07/224 dated 30th March, 2007  Click Here for Letter

(3) Shri A. K. Sinha, Chairman-cum-Managing Director, BSNL, New Delhi regarding  Creation of HAG/SAG posts by abolishing EE/SW and SDE/AD posts in the Electrical Wing of BSNL vide letter no.  AIBSNLEA/CHQ/2006-07/225 dated 30th March, 2007  Click Here for Letter

05.04.2007

GS writes to Shri A. K. Sinha,  Chairman-cum-Managing Director, BSNL, New Delhi regarding Improvement in the revised policy for Service GSM, RSTC and Broad Band to Executives vide letter no.  AIBSNLEA/CHQ/2007-08/1 dated 5th March, 2007 Click Here for Letter

04.04.2007

GS, and FS met Director(HRD) and discussed:

a) Protested against the delay in implementation of Promotion Policy of Executives :- Protested against the delay in implementation of Promotion Policy of Executives in all Telecom Circles and BSNL CO due to want certain clarifications from BSNL CO . Dir(HRD) directed DDG (Pers.) and Sr. DDG(SR) to hold High level Committee meeting today itself to discuss and clarify all the queries raised by the Circles and Association . Dir(HRD) also directed to implement in BSNL Corporate Office. DDG(Per) assures to discuss the matter today itself in HLC & issue a clarifications in a day or two.

b) Implementation of Transfer and Posting Policy: – Shifting of the officers having completed the Post / Station / Circle Tenure thereof :-Protested against this policy of implementation after 31/03/2007 due to start of academic year of Children. We impressed up on Dir (HRD) that transfer are to be on need based and consider tenure request transfers. Dir(HRD) informed that interest of Service transfers are necessarily required. However we have protested once again.

c) Cancellation of transfer Orders of CS,AP Circle,BS of Bhuvaneswar(Orissa), BS of Simla (HP) and BS of Batinda (Punjab) as per provision of immunity:- Dir (HRD) assures to look in to.

d) DPC from SDE(T) to ad-hoc DE(T):-   Dir(HRD) informed that Revised seniority list is awaited from DoT following the orders of Hon’ble High Court of Delhi in the 1966 reversion case. Thereafter only, work of DPC will be taken up.

e) Cancellation /Modification of Transfer and Posting order issued on promotion from JTO to SDE :-Dir (HRD) informed that the vacancies of hard Circles  have been filled up.Even if some genuine cases of male candidates will be considered on Medical/Compassionate grounds.

f) Grant of Formal Meeting to AIBSNLEA to discuss the pending grievances of Executives in all disciplines ie. Engg, Accounts, Civil, Electrical, Stenographers, Architect, CSS and Rajbhasa etc. :- Dir(HRD) suggested that some specific points may be submitted for discussion in the formal meeting. So, that  formal meeting can be granted.

02/04/2007:- RETIREMENT ON SUPERANNUATIONS IN THE CADRE OF SDE(TELECOM) W.E.F 31/03/2007 A/N. WE WISH THEM VERY HAPPY & PROSPEROUS RETIRED LIFE- Click here for Order

02/04/2007:- RETIREMENT ON SUPERANNUATIONS IN THE CADRE OF STS/TTS  of EXECUTIVE GRADE w.e.f ,31/03/07, A/N.WE WISH THEM VERY HAPPY & PROSPEROUS RETIRED LIFE - Click here for

02/04/2007:- RETIREMENT ON SUPERANNUATIONS OF EXECUTIVES OF ACCOUNTS AND FINANCE WING w.e.f 31/03/2007 A/N.WE WISH THEM VERY HAPPY & PROSPEROUS RETIRED LIFE - Click here for Order

 02.04.2007

GS writes to Shri A. K. Sinha, Chairman-cum-Managing Director BSNL, New Delhi regarding Implementation of Transfer and Posting Policy – Shifting of the officers having completed the Post / Station / Circle Tenure thereof vide letter no.  AIBSNLEA/CHQ/2005-06/222  Dated 02nd  April, 2007 Click Here for Letter

11/02/2007:- SDEs (Telecom) Recruitment Rules-2002 issued  by BSNL vide letter no.20-24/2001-pers-II dated 28/02/2002 -published for reference to the JTOs who want to appear for LDCE to be held on 10/06/2007(Sunday) & last date for submission of Application on 10/04/2007. Click here

  09/02/2007

GS writes to

(1) Shri A. K. Sinha, Chairman-cum-Managing Director, BSNL, New Delhi regarding Regularisation of Section Officer working on ad-hoc/officiating basis vide letter no.  AIBSNLEA/CHQ/2006-07/211 Dated 9th February, 2007 Click Here for Letter

(2) Shri A. K. Sinha, Chairman-cum-Managing Director, BSNL, New Delhi regarding Improvement in the policy for provision of GSM and RSTC to executives vide letter no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/2006-07/212 Dated: 9th February, 2007 Click Here for Letter

(3) Shri A K Sinha, Chairman-cum-Managing Director, BSNL, New Delhi regarding Time bound/Post based Executive Promotional Policy for Group 'B' level officers absorbed in BSNL – Non-fulfillment of the commitment made by BSNL vide letter no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/2006-07/213   dated 9th February, 2007 Click Here for Letter

(3) Shri Niranjan Singh, Director (HRD), BSNL Board, New Delhi regarding Cancellation of transfer order of Shri Rachak Narang, DE & Divisional Secretary, AIBSNLEA, Bhatinda Branch, Punjab Circle vide letter no.  AIBSNLEA/CHQ/2006-07/214  Dated: 9th February, 2007 Click Here for Letter

(5) DDG (Pers), Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, New Delhi - 110001 regarding consideration of various requests for inter-circle transfers in the cadre of DEs vide letter no: AIBSNLEA/CHQ/2006-07/215 Dated: 08-02-2007  Click Here for Letter

(6) Sr. DDG (Estt), Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, New Delhi - 110001 regarding Regarding consideration of various requests for inter-circle transfers in the cadre of JTO (Telecom) vide letter no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/2006-2007/216   Dated: 08-02-2007  Click Here for Letter

(7) DDG (Pers), Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, New Delhi - 110001 regarding consideration of various requests for inter-circle transfers    in the cadre of SDEs vide letter no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/2006-2007/217 Dated: 08-02-2007 Click Here for Letter

09/02/2007

LDCE for the Promotion to Grade of SDE (T) under 25% quota to be held on 10th June 2007 (Sunday) - Notification Issued Click Here for Letter

09/02/2007

GS writes to Shri A. K. Sinha, CMD, BSNL, New Delhi regarding Time bound/ Post Based Executives Promotion Policy for Group 'B' Level Officers  of BSNL  vide letter no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/2006-07/209  Dated: 8th February, 2007 Click Here for Letter

08/02/2007

COMRADES OF BIJAPUR (KTK) DIST. MET CMD, BSNL  :- Com C S Hiremath Pres.Com.S S Dayananda,DS,Com.G N Mangalagi ,Com S R Kulkarni of Bijapur Dist. heartily welcomed to Bijapur Shri A K Sinha,CMD, BSNL and Shri T S Kuppuswamy CGM, Karnataka Circle  by offering Bouquets .Conveyed  sincere thanks  on behalf of AIBSNLEA to Sri A K Sinha, CMD for releasing the Executives promotion policy and drawn his attention towards the weight age to Senior executives, revised/ Upgraded pay scales w.e.f.1.10.2000 ,requested to complete the pending DPCs for Group A & B vacancies.  He  advised each and every person of BSNL should work very hard  to arrest surrendering of land lines  and improve all the services of BSNL to customer satisfaction.

08/02/2007

MEETING WITH CMD :- Com Mahantesh Banagar,DS and Com.Gopichand R Lamani ECM of Belgaum (Karnataka) Dist.Branch heartily welcomed Shri A K Sinha,CMD,BSNL and Shri T S Kuppuswamy CGM, Karnataka Circle  by offering Bouquets at Sambra Airport, Belgaum on their way to Bijapur to attend CWC Meeting of BSNLEU. Conveyed  sincere thanks  on behalf of AIBSNLEA to Sri A K Sinha, CMD for releasing the Executives promotion policy and drawn his attention towards the weight age to Senior executives, revised/Upgraded pay scales w.e.f.1.10.2000 ,requested to complete the pending DPCs for Group A & B vacancies.  He heard patiently and assured to look in to the matter.

  08/02/2007

Notification for LDCE to fill up about 4000 TES Group 'B' posts is expected to be issued Today. The LDCE Examination will be held in the First week of JUNE 2007. Click Here for Letter for Eligibility, Scheme & Minimum Passing Marks

08/02/2007

Promotion order of JTO(T) to SDE(T) to fill up about 846 TES Group 'B' posts is delayed due to clearance from CMD, BSNL.

CMD, BSNL will be returning to office on 12th Feb'2007, thereafter only the Promotion orders will be issued.

  08.02.2007    

GS and President met Director (Finance) and discussed about:

 (a)    Implementation of Executives’ Promotion Policy:  We impressed upon to regularise the break period of more than six months between ad-hoc promotions as the clarification is being asked by the circles.  Director (Finance) informed that we are allowing break period as the continuous service for the purpose of next financial upgradation in IDA pay scale.

(b) DPC from AO to CAO (Ad-hoc):  Director (Finance) informed that DPC is in process.  On completion of ACRs the promotion orders will be issued.

(c) Relaxation in JAO Part-II exam conducted by some circles:  Director (Finance) assured to look into.

(d)   AAO Pay scale: Director (Finance) confirmed that the case has been sent with favorable recommendations to DoT for re-consideration.

(e)  Re-casting of seniority list of JAOs:  Director (Finance) informed that the list has been finalised and is pending with the Management Committee for approval.

  08.02.2007  

GS spoke to Shri Satish Tandon, DDG (Estt), DoT and discussed ;

 A)         Fixation of pension in IDA in respect of Executives retired from the post of DEs/CAOs(ad-hoc):    CCA Gujarat Circle fixed the pension of retired DEs/CAOs (ad-hoc) by taking their emoluments in the substantive grades in stead of their present grade, objecting that their continuation on ad-hoc basis is for more than one year.  Some other circles also raised same issue.  DDG (Estt) informed that after the meeting of AIBSNLEA with Secretary, DoT on 10th January, 2007 the necessary clarification has been issued to decide pension on the basis of emoluments drawn in STS grade only.

B)          Allowing option to exercise from CDA to IDA pay fixation on 01.10.2000 and subsequently as the same not being allowed by DoT:  DDG (Estt), DoT informed that after the meeting of AIBSNLEA with Secretary, DoT on 10th January, 2007 and as assured to the Association favorable orders are being issued in this regard shortly.

08/02/2007

Shri Pradeep Goel, AGS along with Shri P.C.Joshi AFS met the Sr.DDG (Elect) and discussed the following issues

Planning Allowance for SDE (Elect)/ JTO (Elect): Sr. DDG (Elect) assured that planning allowance would be given to SDE (Elect)/ JTO (Elect)  working in planning as is being given to SDE (Civil)/JTO (Civil).

Promotion of SDE (Elect) to EE (Elect): Sr. DDG (Elect) informed that the CR’s have been received and the process for DPC is in progress.

ACP Case of SDE (C): Sr DDG (Elec), DOT has written a note to Sr. DDG(Estt.) in continuation of the meeting between Secretary DOT and AIBSNLEA .

08/02/2007

Shri Pradeep Goel, AGS met the Sr. DDG (B/W) and discussed the following issues:

Tenure transfer process shall be completed by the end of March 2007-  Sr. DDG(B/W) assured that the process would be completed by the end of March 2007.

Implementation of promotion policy: As regards implementation of promotion policy the Sr. DDG (B/W) assured that he would see that screening committee is formulated in Civil Wing at the earliest so that the process is completed by 31st March 2007.

Promotion of SDE (Civil) to EE (Civil): The file reaches Dir (HRD) for approval. DPC is likely to be carried out soon.

08/02/2007

GS writes to The DDG (Pers), Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited,  New Delhi - 110001 regarding consideration of various requests for inter-circle transfers in the cadre of

(i)  DEs vide letter no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/TFR/2007/206 Dated: 08-02-2007 Click Here for Letter

(ii) SDEs vide letter no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/TFR/2007/207 Dated: 05-02-2007  Click Here for Letter

(iii) JTO (Telecom)  vide letter no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/TFR/2007/208 Dated: 08-02-2007 Click Here for Letter

07/02/2007

GS, President and AGS (Civil) met Sr. DDG (Estt) and discussed:

 i. Clarification on implementation of Executives’ Promotion Policy: We discussed some clarifications being raised by circles regarding Executives who are promoted during 01.10.2000 to 01.10.2004 on ad-hoc/regular basis or under  DoT time bound promotion schemes.  Sr. DDG (Estt) clarified that there are two aspects of promotion policy – one time bound and other post based.  For the Executives who have got time bound promotions on or before 01.10.2004 based on earlier time bound promotion policies, such upgradation will be granted to the executives on the basis of options as ONE TIME RELAXATION.  In case of post based promotions first financial upgradation will be given as per para 3.1 i.e. the first upgradation of IDA scale of individual Executive will be due for consideration on completion of 4  (four) years of service in the current IDA scale subject to the condition that the Executives’ basic pay in the current IDA scale has crossed/touched the lowest of the higher IDA scale for which his/her upgradation is to be considered OR he/she has completed 6(six) years of service in the current IDA scale, whichever is earlier.  

ii. Date of effect of implementation of revised IDA Pay-scales for the Executives with effect from 01.10.2000: Sr. DDG (Estt) informed that Dr. Vinay Shahi Committee report on the issue is being examined and soon it will be sent to EF section for concurrence.  Thereafter it will be placed before the Board for approval.  We re-iterated our demand to implement the pay scales w.e.f. 01.10.2000 with actual benefits.

iii.  One time placement of the SDEs in the Sr. SDE grade:  We re-iterated early settlement of our demand. Sr. DDG (Estt) suggested to take up the matter afresh with comparative statement of Executives pay fixation on 01.10.2000 and data relating to eligible SDEs through DDG (Pers) who is dealing with Executives’ Promotion Policy.

iv. Change in Attendant conditions etc.: We expressed our dissatisfaction against introduction of grading system to assess the fitness of eligibility for financial upgradation as well as post based promotion which is harsher  than the ACRs grading  as available in DoT e.g. one executive during 5 years earns two excellent entry and three average entry, ACR marks will be  (20+20+8+8+8 = 64) will be dropped whereas in earlier criterion the executives who was getting 56 marks was to be promoted. In this manner earning excellent/outstanding entry will have no significance. Sr. DDG (Estt) appreciated our feelings. 

v. Filling up of vacant JTO posts: Sr. DDG (Estt) informed that the process for filling up about 846 JTO posts through Direct Recruitment has been initiated.

vi. Stepping up of the Pay cases of SDE (T):  Sr. DDG (Estt) informed that all pending cases have been examined and now sent to DDG (Estt), DoT for certain clarifications.  

06/02/2007

Scheme/ Syllabus of Departmental Examination in the grade of  EE(C/E) /AEE(C/E) / AE(C/E) and JTO(C/E) working in BSNL Click Here for Scheme/ Syllabus

06/02/2007

 GS, President and AGS (Civil) met Director (HRD) and discussed: 

          A)  i. Delay in implementation of Executives’ Promotion Policy in Circles and BSNL Corporate Office: We informed Director (HRD) that no initiative has been taken for implementation of Executives’ Promotion Policy in many circles and BSNL Corporate Office for want of certain clarifications.  Director (HRD) assured that necessary instructions will further be issued to all concerned for immediate implementation.

ii. Date of effect of implementation of revised IDA Pay-scales for the Executives with effect from 01.10.2000:  We impressed upon for immediate action.  Director(HRD) assured to instruct the establishment branch of Corporate Office to process the case based on Dr. Vinay Shahi Committee recommendations.

iii.  One time placement of the SDEs in the Sr. SDE grade:  We re-iterated early settlement of our demand. Director (HRD) informed that since the issue was not the part of the terms and conditions of the service of executives in BSNL thereby could not be incorporated in the BSNL Executives’ Promotion Policy.  Now Association can provide comparative statement of Executives pay fixation on 01.10.2000 and data relating to eligible SDEs for taking a view in this matter.

iv.  Recruitment Rules for Group A equivalent grades:  We impressed upon that while finalising the RRs for Group A equivalent Executive Grades in BSNL, the views of the Association should also be considered.

v.  Service Weightage, Change of Designation, Change in Attendant conditions etc.:  Director (HRD) suggested that Association can give its feedback on these points for improvement in the Promotion Policy.       

B) Refund of CGEGIS Amount :  We informed that the there is abnormal delay in refunding the CGEGIS amount despite the clearance given by DoT.   Director (HRD) assured to look into.

 C)  Implementation of Balanced Business Scorecard:  We strongly protested against arbitrary implementation of BBS in circles pending Group A absorption as this will ultimately be linked with the ACRs.  Director (HRD) informed that presently BBS is being implemented to achieve the targets which are not being linked with ACRs immediately and the Group A officers on deputation will also come in the purview of BBS. He assured that one separate meeting will soon be conducted between AIBSNLEA and the officers dealing with the matter.

D) DPC from JTO (Telecom) to SDE (Telecom):  We expressed our serious concern against delay in issuing the promotion order.  Director (HRD) assured that the promotion orders will be issued by tomorrow.

E)  DPC from SDE (Telecom) to Ad-hoc DE :   Director (HRD) informed that the process of DPC to fill up about 2315 DEs posts on ad-hoc basis has been re-started after receipt of clarification from DoT.

F) Issue of Promotion order to fill up about 12 JAG posts in Telecom Factory since the DPC is over:  Director (HRD) assured an early action.

G) Affairs of Alwar SSA of Rajasthan Circle where the absorbed Executives are being harassed:  Director (HRD) discussed the issue in the presence of GMTD, Alwar and DDG (SR). After detailed discussion GMTD, Alwar assured to create a congenial environment in Alwar SSA and having dialogue with the Association.

  06.02.2007

GS and FS met Director (Operation) and discussed:

 A)    Regarding review of GSM Telephone and RSTC policy issued recently:  We thanked Director (Operations) for deciding the change from 225 plan to 525 plan with CUG facility on GSM telephone and empowering SSA heads to certify excess calls.  We also demanded that National Roaming with STD facility should be provided on GSM telephones since the call limit is imposed and STD on RSTC be provided to all STS level officers as this was available in DoT.  Director (Operations) suggested that the Association may submit its views again so that the same may be discussed in the Management Committee.  

 B)  Implementation of Balanced Business Scorecard:  We strongly protested against arbitrary implementation of BBS in circles pending Group A absorption as this will ultimately be linked with the ACRs.  Director (Operations) confirmed that presently BBS is being implemented to achieve the targets which are not being linked with ACRs immediately and the Group A officers on deputation will also come in the purview of BBS. 

  03/02/2007

GS, President, Circle Secretary Kolkata Telecom Circle Com. Amit Gupta, Circle Secretary West Bengal Circle Com. N.H. Siddique & other office bearers of West Bengal & Kolkata Telephone Circle attended & addressed the Special General Body Meeting of Silliguri, Jalpaiguri & Gangtok Branches at Silliguri. Branch Secretaries of other Branches of West Bengal Circle also attended the General Boby Meeting. During meeting all the queries made by the members were replied by Comrade GS upto their satisfaction. On the occasion of Branch Conference of Silliguri Branch a colorful & glittering OPEN Session was also organized. Shri T.K. Sen GMTD Silliguri was the Chief Guest. OPEN Session was addressed by Comrade GS, CHQ President, Circle Secretary West Bengal Circle, Circle Secretary Kolkata Telecom Circle & other trade union leaders of BSNLEU & NFTE - BSNL. A large number of members attended the OPEN session.

02/02/2007 :-Com.Prahlad Rai ,GS,Com.K Satyanarayan Pres.Com B S Reddy AGS(Engg) & Com.Pradeep Goel AGS (C/E) will participate in the work shop conducted by BSNL at Chennai from 12th to 14th Feb,2007.

02.02.2007

GS and President met DDG(Pers) and discussed about: 

(1) Implementation of Executives’ promotion policy :- We raised certain querries regarding Executives who got promoted during 01.10.2000 to 01.10.2004 on ad-hoc basis to STS Group A and some other issues.  DDG(Pers) assured that if some clarification is asked, it will be replied immediately.

(2) DPC from JTO(Telecom) to SDE(Telecom) :– DDG(Pers) confirmed that the vigilance clearance from CVO has been received and efforts are being made to issue promotion order today to fill up about 850 TES Group B posts.

(3) DPC from SDE(Telecom) to Ad-hoc DE :-  DDG(Pers) confirmed that the clarification regarding TES Group B seniority list in accordance with Hon’ble Supreme Court clarification has been received from DoT and the process of DPC has been started to fill up about 2315 DEs post on ad-hoc basis.

(4) Holding of LDCE to fill up about 4000 TES Group B vacant posts :-   DDG(Pers) confirmed that the vacancy position has been communicated to IR Cell of BSNL Corporate Office for notification.

(5) Consideration of request transfers of SDE (Telecom) :-  DDG(Pers) informed that the exercise is being made to consider the pending request transfer applications.

(6) Holding of LDCE to fill up vacant PAs posts :-  DDG(Pers) informed that the syllabus for LDCE is being finalised and soon action will be taken for holding of the LDCE to fill up vacant PAs posts from Stenographer grade III of field units.

  02.02.2007

GS writes to Shri Niranjan Singh, Director (HRD), BSNL Board, New Delhi regarding  Promotion and posting of the Executives (TES Group B) on ad-hoc basis – Retention in Chennai Telephones  vide letter no.  AIBSNLEA/CHQ/2006-07/205 dated 25th January, 2007 Click Here for Letter

31/01/2007 :-

GS met Director (OP) and discussed as follows :-

1)GSM Mobile Telephone connection to Executives' i.e. the Plan-225 is to be replaced by Plan-525 with CUG facility in LSA and empowering of SSA heads for certification -Dir(O) confirms that Management Committee of BSNL has approved .Order in this regard is being issued shortly.

2)Supply of Handset for GSM Mobile service Telephone -Dir(O) informed that Management Committee of BSNL has not agreed.

3)Provision of STD and National Roaming facility on Mobile Service Connections  and STD facility on RSTC working for STS officers  :- Dir(O) informed that these two issues will be taken up in the next Management Committee meeting. 

 

29/01/2007

Legal opinion  regarding TES Group 'B' Seniority list in accordance to Hon'ble Supreme Court clarification has been received in BSNL Corporate Office. As per legal opinion  the Hon'ble Supreme Court clarification is to be implemented for applicants.

24/01/2007

COMPARISON STATEMENT OF EXECUTIVES PROMOTION POLICY AS RECOMMENDED BY BSNL BOARD, Shri BHAVE COMMITTEE AND APPROVED BY SECRETARY, DOT Click Here for details

24/01/2007

GS spokes to DDG(Pers.) BSNL & discussed

(a) Promotion order of JTO(T) to SDE(T) is expected soon, vigilance clearance is still awaited from CVO. (b) Promotion from SDE(T) to DE Adhoc :- DDG (Pers.) informed that the clarification from DoT regarding seniority list in accordance with Hon'ble Supreme court clarification  is awaited. (c) Local officiating promotion to fill up vacant ADG posts in Corporate office:- DDG (Pers.) informed that the case is under process, soon order will be issued.

22/01/2007

On our continuous persuasions, Promotion and posting of the Executives [TES Group 'B' ] [Telecom] working in the grade of 11875-300-17275/13000-350-18250] to the STS [DET] grade in the scale of pay of 14500-18700 the equivalent IDA Scale of CDA Scale of Rs. 10000-15200 on purely temporary and adhoc basis issued Today click here for order

20.01.2007

COMRADES OF GUJARAT CIRCLE MET CMD,BSNL and DIRECTOR (HRD) AT GANDHINAGAR, AHMEDABAD.  :- Com. A.B.Patel, CS,Gujarat Circle, Com.S.L.Sharma, CWC member, Com.R.C.Dhala, Internal Auditor, Gujarat Circle, Com.Ravindra Babu, PS, Branch Secretary, Circle Office Branch, Com.Manoj Nair, Org.Secretary Circle office Branch, Shri K.D.Dhanwani, Asstt.Secretrary, Circle Office Branch, met and submitted Memorandum  to Shri A K Sinha CMD,BSNL .Shri Niranjan Singh, Director (HRD), CGM, Gujarat Circle. Sr.DDG(Estt), Sr.DDG(Pers.), PGM(O), PGM(Fin), GM(A) Circle Office were also present in the meeting and discussed the crucial points which are being faced by the members. For memorandum, please click here. Hon’ble CMD agreed for issuing necessary instructions to DOT Cell for fixing the pension of STS as per rules, issuing necessary orders for early vigilance clearance, issuing necessary instructions for filling up the vacant posts,  review the possibility for giving powers to CGM for creation of Gr.B posts, reviewing the possibilities for giving executive financial benefits to ACP holders in the stenographer cadre, issuing the syllabus for promotion from stenographer to PA and PA to PS, issuing necessary orders for creation of higher posts above PS. Regarding officiating promotion from Stenographers to PA, they were not interested in giving officiating promotion instead they informed that they are shortly issuing syllabus of LICE. On this issue, we had a lengthy discussion and also after producing the copy of officiating orders issued in Corporate Office, CMD directed Sr.DDG(Estt)to settle the issue immediately. In respect of up gradation of Stenographers to PA, after lengthy discussion, they reluctantly agreed to look into it. 

19/01/2007

The implementation order for BSNL Executives’ Promotion Policy has been issued on 18.01.2007 with the persistent and untiring efforts of AIBSNLEA for last one year. The same was not being implemented because Shri. Y. S. Bhave Ex. AST, DoT committee delayed review of the Policy upto Sept. 2006(for 10 months) and further got delayed in BSNL/DoT upto 18th Jan’2007 for last four months in implementation. During the period we submitted suggestions / views to the Chairman & Members of the Committee for the improvement in writing as well as discussions in the several informal / formal meetings. Our persistent efforts & persuasion, mounted pressure through organisational actions programmes in September-2006. Though the Executives’ Promotion Policy implementation order has been issued but not in the sprit as it was assured to Executives’ before their absorption in BSNL. The issues of importance i.e. implementation of revised / upgraded pay scales w.e.f. 01/10/2000, one time placement of SDE to Sr. SDE grade, service weightage, MT recruitment at JTO/JAO level, change of designation & duties related to the grades etc are yet to be settled by BSNL.

In this manner our apprehension that DoT will not do much to the promotion Policy as decided by BSNL Board has become true, had the BSNL been allowed to implement the Promotion Policy in Oct'2005 as approved by BSNL Board by this time the process for settlement of deficiencies in the promotion Policy could have been in advance stage.

All the Circle/ Branch Secretaries are requested to discuss the Executives’ Promotion Policy and give their opinion to CHQ at the earliest, so that further course of action may be decided.

19/01/2007

ABSORPTION OF GROUP 'A' OFFICERS - COURT CASE :-  Case filed by ITSA in the Hon’ble Delhi High Court came for hearing on yesterday i.e. 18th Jan'2007. Next date of hearing is 15/03/2007.

19/01/2007

GS & AFS met Sr. DDG(CS), BSNL & discussed :-

(1) Review of Revised Telephone Policy :- Sr. DDG(CS) confirmed that Management Committee BSNL has approved some modifications regarding GSM Mobile Telephone connection to Executives' i.e. the Plan-225 is replaced by Plan-525 with CUG facility in LSA. SSA Heads are being authorized for certification. Regarding RSTC no review has been made till now. He assured that as soon as the minutes of last MC meeting are confirmed order will be released. He also informed that the same policy will be applicable in MTNL areas.

19/01/2007

Click Here for promotion order of JTO(Arch) to SDE(Arch) on regular basis & posting

19/01/2007

GS & AFS met Sr. DDG(Electrical), BSNL & discussed :-

(a) Filling-up of the vacant Ex. Engineer (Electrical) posts :- Sr. DDG informed that the DPC process has already started but in one or two cases ACRs are missing efforts are being made to complete the ACRs. He assured an early action.

(b) Filling-up of the SDE(E) posts :- Sr. DDG informed that the DPC could not be processed from JTO(E) to SDE(E) promotion since the clearance is not given by SC-/T commission. Sh. P. Meena, JTO(E) has taken up the case with SC/ST Commission.

(c) Sanction of EE(E) posts against electrical conservation & managers posts in East Circle :- Sr. DDG assured to re-process the case.

Congratulation ! BSNL Executives Promotion Policy implementation order issued with the untiring & persisting efforts made by AIBSNLEA Click Here for order Other link to download order

18/01/2007

GS writes to Dr. Man Mohan Singh ji, Hon’ble Prime Minister, Government of India, New Delhi – 110 001 regarding Statement made by Mr. Sam Pitroda regarding selling of BSNL to fund     Educationour serious concern vide letter no.  AIBSNLEA/CHQ/2006-07/203 dated 18th January, 2007 Click Here for letter

18/01/2007

GS met Director (HRD) BSNL at 9:45 am & requested him for issuing order for implementation of BSNL Executives' Promotion Policy :- Director (HRD) assured that the order is being issued after making some modifications in the letter to be issued to DoT against Pension Rider as ordered by CMD, BSNL. We impressed upon to release the order Today only because issue is badly delayed . Director (HRD) assured that the order will be issued Today positively.

 17/01/2007

Sri Abdul Majid DDG (TF), BSNL CO  recruitee of 1974 Batch of IES and 1973 batch of IIT Kanpur  joined AIBSNLEA at our TCHQ Branch, New Delhi. AIBSNLEA heartily welcome him.12 JAG Promotions order in Telecom Factory is expected.

16/01/2007

GS met DDG (Pers) and discussed about the implementation of Executives’ Promotion Policy.  DDG (Pers) informed that so far he has not received back the file from the Office of Director (HRD).  As it is known, Director (HRD) is on tour and is expected to be back today evening.  It is expected that the orders for implementation of the Executives’ Promotion Policy will be issued tomorrow after clearance from Director (HRD).

16/01/2007

CONGRATULATIONS! AIBSNLEA Untiring and persistent efforts yielded the result in getting cleared the BSNL Executives’ Promotion Policy - Order is likely to be issued tomorrow.

 16/01/2007

GS and Editor met CMD BSNL & discussed –

(a)    Implementation of BSNL Executives’ Promotion Policy- we expressed our serious concern over delay in implementation of Promotion Policy, as the Director (F) Opined that first letter is to be sent to DOT regarding pension rider and on receipt of clarification the same will be implemented. CMD informed that he has already discussed the matter with the Director (F). He immediately called DDG (EF) to discuss the matter and gave approval for implementation. He assured that order for implementation of Executives’ promotion Policy will be issued tomorrow.

(b)   Review of Revised Telephone Policy:- CMD informed that decision has already been taken as earlier discussed with AIBSNLEA, regarding enhancement of free calls limit with CUG facility on GSM Telephone Connections. Revised order will be issued within a day or two. CGMs are also being given powers to allow certification on service requirements.

(c)    Shri Sem G Pitroda statement to sell out BSNL:- We strongly protested and expressed our resentment against the statement given by Shri Sem G Pitroda Ex Secretary DOT & Advisor to Hon’ble Prime Minister of India. CMD appreciated our feelings

(d)   Status of 60 million GSM Telephone Lines Tender:- We expressed our serious concern towards stalemate continuing in finalization of 60 Millions GSM Telephone Lines Tender. CMD informed that matter is sub-judice. The case will be heard on 22nd Jan 2007 in the Hon’ble Court.

At last, we expressed our sincere thanks to CMD BSNL for clearing promotion Policy for implementation and requested him to settle the issues considered by DOT but left to BSNL for settlement. CMD assured to look into.

 16/01/2007

GS and Editor met SrDDG (Estt.) and discussed about:-

(a)    Grant of upgraded pay scale wef 01-10-2000:-  SrDDG (Estt.) informed that as soon as the BSNL Executives’ Promotion Policy is implemented, the committee recommendations on the issues will be submitted to BSNL Board. He assured an early action.

(b)   One time placement of SDEs into the grade of SrSDE:- SrDDG (Estt.) though appreciated the genuinity of the demand, apprehended that management may not be inclined to agree because this was not a part of the terms and conditions of the absorption and because this may upset the whole pay structure. He, however assured to have further discussion to check out the ways to compensate senior executives holding the post of SDE for such a long period.

(c)    Grant of annual stagnation increment:- SrDDG (Estt.) informed that the matter was put up to BSNL Board but the case was rejected. Now in view of Secretary DOT meeting on 10-01-2007, case may further be discussed with BSNL Management. 

 

16/01/2007

GS and Editor met DDG (EF) and requested her to clear the file relating to Executives’ Promotion Policy. She informed that since the Director (Finance) is on tour, CMD has called her to discuss the matter. She assured that the policy will be notified very soon.

16/01/2007

SANCTIONED STRENGTH FOR THE POSTS OF RAJABHASA ADHIKARI  ETC. :- BSNL CO asked  all the Circles to send the sanctioned strength for the posts of Rajabhasa Adhikari, Senior Hindi Translator and Junior Hindi translator  latest by 23/01/2007. Click hear for letter

16/01/2007

PAYMENT OF IDA AT THE REVISED RATES 68.8 %  (INCREASED BY 3.6 % FROM 65.2 % TO 68.8 %) W.E.F 1.1.2007 :- CLICK HERE FOR ORDER COPY 

Congratulations! One glorious year of untiring efforts and achievements after the first All India Conference of AIBSNLEA at Hyderabad on 10th to 12th January, 2006 has come to end. Let us glance through the Achievements during past one year:-

  1. Grant of perks to executives in BSNL wef 01-01-2005:- After First AIC at Hyderabad the issue was taken up with BSNL Management.  We were told that perks to executives cannot be granted while the issue of absorption of group ‘A’ officers in BSNL is pending. The matter was taken up with Secretary DOT and on his intervention the process started in BSNL in the month of March 2006.  Finally, on our call for Organizational Actions Programs in Aug 2006, the orders granting perks to Executives in BSNL with effect from 01.01.2005 – as demanded by the Association -  was issued on 23rd Aug 2006.
  1. Holding of DPCs to fill up vacant STS Group ‘A’ posts in all disciplines & in SDE grades:- After First AIC Hyderabad the issue was taken up with BSNL Management but we were told that vacant STS Group ‘A’ posts in all disciplines of BSNL cannot be filled up because DOT has issued instructions not to fill up the STS Group ‘A’ posts on ad-hoc basis till the process of absorption of Group ‘A’ officers in BSNL is over. We immediately took up the matter with Secretary DOT and on his intervention the necessary instructions were issued to BSNL to fill up all vacant STS Group ‘A’ posts on ad-hoc basis in all disciplines immediately. Accordingly the DPCs were held in BSNL and orders for promotion on ad-hoc basis for about 406 TES Group ‘B’ officers to the grade of DE, about 220 AOs/Sr. AOs to the grade of CAO and 97 SDE (Civil) to the grade of EE (Civil) have been issued. Further process started to hold DPCs to fill up about 2315 DE Telecom posts and about 450 CAO posts on adhoc basis. The DPC to fill up about 850 TES Group ‘B’ posts is over. The promotion orders from JTO (Civil) to SDE (Civil) were also issued. DPC from SDE (Electrical) to EE (Electrical) is under process but the DPC to fill up SDE (Electrical) posts could not be held due to the case pending in SC/ST Commission.
  1. Implementation of BSNL Executives Promotional Policy:- AIBSNLEA’s persistent efforts yielded the result in getting approved the BSNL Executives Promotional Policy from DOT.  The orders for implementation of the Policy are likely to be issued shortly. Though the BSNL Executives Promotional Policy is not implemented in the manner as it was assured to BSNL Executives at the time of their absorption in BSNL. On our continuous efforts with Shri Y S Bhave Ex AST DOT and Chairman Promotion Committee the important issues that have been considered by the Committee are - implementation of all the revised /upgraded pay scales of JAOs, JTO (C/E/Arch/TF) CSS/ PAs/PSs with effect from 01.10.2000, one time placement of SDEs in the Sr SDE grade, 100% service weightage of service rendered  in the then DOT/DTS/DTO.  These issues have, however been left to BSNL for final decision.  This is an achievement as all these issues were earlier not considered by High Level Committee of BSNL. The issues like non-post based time bound promotions and recruitment of management trainees at JTO/JAO level etc, should also have been considered and implemented at the time of Implementation of BSNL Executives Promotional Policy. If the BSNL Management does not settle these issues in due course of time we are to resume the Organizational Programmes deferred in Sept 2006. All the Circle/ Branch Secretaries are to keep members informed and mobilized for successful implementation of the Organizational Actions Programmes.
  1. Increase in upper ceiling limit of PLI:- On our timely action and persuasion the decision to increase the upper ceiling limit of PLI up to Rs 25,000/- was taken by BSNL Board and also approved by DOT.
  1. Powers Delegated to CGMs for sanctioning the group ‘B’ posts:-  On our continuous efforts DOT has allowed BSNL to delegate powers to CGMs to sanction Group ‘B’ posts in all disciplines on regular basis.
  1. Withdrawal of pay fixation on vertical promotion from JTO Telecom to SDE Telecom after getting the benefit of lateral advancement under FR 22(1)(a)(i):- DOT withdrew the pay fixation benefit  on vertical promotion of JTO Telecom to SDE Telecom after getting the benefit of lateral advancement under FR 22(1)(a)(i). We strongly protested against the decision and consequently DOT issued orders that the orders withdrawing the pay fixation benefit will be effective only from 05-09-2006 and no person who has been benefited by such fixation earlier than the said date will be adversely affected.
  1. Refund of CGEGIS:-On our continuation persuasion DOT took up the matter with MOF and got clearance for refund of 70% (Saving Part). Accordingly decision was communicated to BSNL for necessary action to refund the amount.
  1. Implementation of upgraded pay scale for CSS staff of BSNL:- The issue was taken up with BSNL management for immediate implementation of upgraded pay scale for CSS staff of BSNL in accordance with the DOT order in the matter. Finally got implemented.
  1. Diversion of 500 JTO Post from outsider quota to 35% quota:-On continuous efforts of AIBSNLEA, 500 JTO Telecom posts were diverted from outsider quota to 35% quota to regularize the officiating JTOs
  1. GSM service connection to all the executives and enhancement of free call limit on RSTC:-  On continuous efforts of AIBSNLEA all Executives have been provided GSM Service Connections and the free call limit of RSTC has been enhanced. Some shortcomings have been observed in the revised telephone policy and the same has been taken up with BSNL Management for improvement. Soon necessary modified Policy will be issued.
  1. During the period Association had several informal/formal meetings with the dignitaries in BSNL & Senior officers in DOT. Also, we had meeting with Hon’ble MOSC Dr Shakeel Ahmed to discuss the issues of importance.  The brief of the discussion were immediately placed on website.

13.01.2007 :- COMRADES OF KARNATAKA CIRCLE MET CMD,BSNL AT BANGALORE .  :- Com. H Y Andeli CS,Com.S Anandakrishnaiah CP, Com,K R Idli FS,Com R  B Puranik ACS and Com Smt. Meenakshi Subramanyam ACS met and submitted Memorandum  to Shri A K Sinha CMD,BSNL .Shri R L Dube Director (Plg & NS) , CGM, Karnataka Circle , CGM,TQA Circle, PGM BGTD and GM(Admn) were also present in the meeting and discussed as follows :- 1) early Implementation of Promotion Policy.  2) Absorption of group ‘A’ officers in BSNL  3) Date of effect of Implementation of revised/upgraded  IDA Pay Scales for the Executives  w.e.f. 1-10-2000 4) One time placement of the SDEs in the Sr. SDEs grade 5) Revision of pay scales of AAOs 6) Fixation of AAOs pay scale under FR 22(C). 7) Up-gradation of steno Gr. III to Personnel Assistant as one time measure 8) Cancellation/abolition of qualifying Account Examination for Electrical/Civil wing officers 9) Removal of FR35 for officiating JTOs and one time conversion of JTO post from Outside quota to 35% quota 10) Amendment in Revised GSM/RSTC/Broad Band Policy 11) Withdrawal of New Vigilance Clearance Proforma.12) Field problems paced by Karnataka Circle .

12.01.2007

GS writes to Shri K Satayanarayana, General Secretary, AFSOA, CHQ, New Delhi regarding Decision of First AIC of AIBSNLEA presided over by you held from 10th to 12th Jan 2006, at Hyderabad- Regarding winding up of All Constituent  Associations [ Ref. :- This office no. AIBSNLEA /CHQ/2005-06/38 dated 25-04-2006 and AIBSNLEA /CHQ/2005-06 dated 04-07-2006] vide letter no.  AIBSNLEA/CHQ/MERGER/2007 dated 11-01-2007 Click Here for Letter  

12.01.2007

GS writes to Shri A.K. Sinha, Chairman & Managing Director, BSNL, New Delhi -110001 regarding Grant of Lateral Advancement/ ACP Scheme to JTOs (Telecom Factories)        after completion of 12 Years of Service vide letter no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/2007/202 date: 11-01-2007 Click Here for Letter

 11/01/2007:- GS MET DDG(Pers.),BSNL and discussed

(1) Implementation of  Promotion Policy for BSNL Executives :- DDG(P) informed that draft order on implementation of  Promotion Policy for BSNL Executives is ready. After getting approval from competent authority, order is expected to be issued tomorrow i.e. 12/01/2007.

(2) PROMOTION FROM JTO TO TES GR "B' (SDE (TELECOM) :- DDG(P) informed that DPC work is over, Transfer and Posting work is under process. On receipt of Vigilance Clearance,  about 850  JTOs promotion order in the cadre of TES Gr"B" (SDE Telecom)  is expected to be issued next week.

(3)  PROMOTION FROM SDE (TELECOM) TO DE (TELECOM) ON ADHOC BASIS :- DDG(P) informed that  legal opinion for  clarification on seniority list of TES Gr."B" issued by Hon' ble Supreme Court  yet to be received from DOT. DPC Process is held up.

(4) ISSUE OF CLARIFICATION REGARDING PROMOTION IN THE CADRE OF PAs ON LOCAL OFFICIATING BASIS (FIELD UNITS)  :- DDG (P) assures for early action in this regard.

(5) REGULARISATION OF SOs IN BSNL CO   :- DDG (P) assures to look in to.

 AIBSNLEA CHQ -NEW MAIL ADDRESS :- FLAT.NO.:CH.17-2-15, 1st FLOOR , CHEMMERY STAFF QUARTERS, ATUL GROVE ROAD, NEW DELHI - 110 001.                                   CHQ TELEPHONE NO.  :- 011-23 315 315

10/01/2007

GS, AGS (Civil/Elect), FS and AFS attended agenda meeting called by Secretary Telecom to discuss the various issues raised by the Association. Secretary (DOT), Member (Services), Member(T), Member (Fin), Advisors, Sr. DDG(SR), DDG(Estt) ,DDG(FEB), DDG(Elect) and other Sr. officers attended the meeting. CMD, Dir(HRD), Sr.DDG(Estt), DDG(Pers) and DDG(SR) were present from BSNL side.

Comrade GS extended thanks to Secretary, DOT for approving the BSNL Executives’ Promotion Policy and sending to BSNL for its implementation. He also impressed upon for improvement in the promotion policy as assured to Group ‘B’ officers at the time of their absorption in BSNL. The brief of discussion is as follows: Association.

(1)   Promotion policy for BSNL Executives- no deviation acceptable from the policy that was offered in the terms and conditions of service for absorption of the Group B officers: -

(a) No parallel post based promotion:-The promotion policy has to be based entirely on the concept of non-post based promotion up to JAG Selection Grade as envisaged in the Policy that was offered in the ‘Terms and condition of services’ while calling of option from Group ’B’ officers for their absorption in BSNL. 

Reply: The Secy, DOT stated that let the promotion policy be first implemented and thereafter this issue will be considered in due course of time. He also informed that with implementation of this promotion policy one executive will get at least five time bound promotions which were not available to many of them in DOT set up. The officers will have better promotional avenues in terms of their regular promotions in STS/JAG and even at SAG level after implementation of promotion policy in BSNL. Director (HRD) informed that BSNL will issue necessary order for implementation of BSNL Executives’ Promotion Policy approved by DoT within  one or two days.

(b)  No recruitment of Management Trainees at STS Level:- There should not be any recruitment of management trainees at STSlevel. Since the promotion policy that was offered did not provide for the same. However , the recruitment of management trainees may be done at the level of JTOs/JAOs as being done in MTNL. 

Reply: CMD, BSNL informed that earlier also in DOT set up, two entry gates were in existence at JTO and JTS level. BSNL intends to recruit the personnel at JTO and STS level considering the operational requirement in the changed competitive environment.

(c)    Weightage for past services rendered in DOT/ DTS/ DTO for promotion:- Full weightage for past services rendered in DOT/ DTS/ DTO has to be given to the absorbed executives for promotion in BSNL. Otherwise, seniors with long years of service will be equated with the late entrants giving rise to serious and genuine heartburn.

Reply: Director (HRD) stated that service weightage has been compensated by way of giving point to point pay fixation in IDA scales at the time of absorption which is not available in any other PSU.  We did not agree with him. Then Secy., DOT intervened and directed CMD, BSNL to have separate discussion with the Association in this regard.

(d)    First upgradation to the next higher scale:- The first upgradation to the next higher grade should be allowed on completion of 4 years of service in all cases instead of proposed 4 to 6 years of service.

Reply: CMD, BSNL stated that first upgradation to next higher grade is allowed on completion of 4 to 6 years of service in view of providing the weightage to seniors.  He also mentioned that during first upgradation, even after six year of service, juniors will be benefited suitably. We insisted on our above demand of giving promotion to all on completion of 4 years service only.

(e)    Grant of designations and duties/ responsibilities associated with the respective grade:- On each upgradation to the next higher grade, the designation and the duties/ responsibilities associated with the grade should also be allowed.

Reply: Secretary, DoT directed CMD, BSNL to have separate discussion in the matter and in due course of time improvements can be made. 

(f)   Attendant condition for promotion:- Whatever may be the marks in the Confidential Reports decided to be cut off marks for promotion, the droppings must be below 4 % since during several discussion on this issue the concerned senior officers in the BSNL had stressed that even with 50% marks applied with the grading the last DPC held for promotion from JTOs to SDEs, the droppings have been found to be far below 4 %.

Reply: CMD, BSNL informed that attendant conditions for promotion have been relaxed and confidential report, cut off marks are decided in the manner where droppings will be far below 4%.   

02.              Date of effect of Implementation of revised IDA Pay Scales for the Executives w.e.f. 1-10-2000:- Date of effect of Implementation of revised IDA Pay Scales for JTOs/SDEs of Civil/Electrical/Architecture/TFs and Assistants, SOs of CSS and JAOs etc. of finance wing of BSNL, including the proposed revised IDA pay scale of the Official Language officers shall be 01.10.2000 with actual benefit.

Reply: CMD, BSNL informed that committee report on the issue has been received and will be discussed and considered in BSNL Board shortly.

03.   One time placement of the SDEs in the Sr. SDEs grade:-  As per DOT agreement and commitment of BSNL at the time of absorption of Group ‘B’ officers in BSNL on 01.10.2000, the SDEs who completed 5 years of regular service would be provided one time placement in the Sr. SDE grade.  Approximately, 8,000 SDEs Telecom are to be given one time placement in the grade of Sr. SDEs in BSNL (i.e. 400 against 1990 DPC, 800 from 1993 DPC and about 6800 from 1994 DPCs were promoted). Since the above SDEs had already completed 6 to 10 years of services as on 01.10.2000 and they have crossed the initial pay scale of Sr. SDE i.e. Rs.13000/ on that day.  Keeping this in view, the committee may recommend to provide the benefit of one time placement in the Sr. SDEs grade.  Negligible financial implication will cause to BSNL at the time of implementation of the above said policy. In this regard we have already provided the data / information to the members of the committee. 

Reply: CMD, BSNL informed that the issue has been considered by Shri Y.S.Bhave committee, but the decision has been left on BSNL Board.  The CMD, BSNL assured that the issue will be considered in BSNL Board.

04.   Payment of pension to BSNL Employees:- The employee of BSNL are frustrated and feeling insecure over the DOT letter Dated 15-06-2006 and concerned about the payment of their pension after their retirement. The DOT letter dated 15-06-2006 creates apprehension about payment of pension to retired employees in case of BSNL suffering loss and thus unable to bear the additional amount as demanded by the DOT. The parameters mentioned in the letter are variable and cannot be linked to payment to pension under any circumstances. In view of the above, the above said letter dated 15-06-2006 should immediately be withdrawn.

Reply: Secretary, DoT assured that DOT letter dated 15.6.2006, was issued to CMD, BSNL in accordance with Cabinet decision. The Association demanded that the issue of payment of  pension to BSNL employees should be made by Government without linking the same to revenue receipts from BSNL. BSNL should pay only pension contribution as per FR-116 and there is no justification for demanding additional money from BSNL. We further stated that at the time of  finalisation of pay scales for BSNL employees ,the unions/associations had agreed for lower pay scales than MTNL only on the consideration of payment of pension by the Govt.  The Ch.TC assured that after getting the feedback from BSNL and AIBSNLEA, the proposal for payment of pension from Government fund and to delinking it from BSNL receipts will be prepared and send to the Cabinet for its reconsideration .   

05.    Absorption of Group ‘A’ officers in BSNL: - The absorption issue of Group 'A' officers in BSNL / MTNL is yet to be resolved.. It seems that ITS officers’ Association opposition will continue as the demands of ITSA remains unsettled. We have been requesting to the DOT administration to settle the issue at the earliest so that viability of BSNL is not affected adversely. Presently the ITS officers are not concentrating towards developmental and maintenance work. As a result, a serious stalemate has been created which needs to be sorted out immediately since it is affecting BSNL / MTNL and its employees.

Reply: Member (Services) stated that matter is sub-Judice and decision is awaited.  The Secretary, DoT intervened and informed that already matter has been discussed with representatives of ITSA and discussions are at final stage and some solution will come soon.   We further impressed upon that deemed deputation/deputation should not be allowed further in BSNL or all the Group B officers already absorbed in BSNL may also be reverted back to DoT.

06.  Regularisation of adhoc DEs/CAOs/EEs/ADGs(CS) :      After  absorption of Group B officers in BSNL, the recruitment rules incorporating the methodology of promotions should have been framed by BSNL.  Since this is likely to take some time for Group A, in accordance with OM dated 4.10.2005, the Government RRs would mu-ta-tis mut-andis  shall apply for effecting promotions.  Depending upon the vacancies arising from time to time, BSNL should constitute DPC for considering the cases of regularisation of absorbed officers.  We would therefore request you to direct BSNL management for regularisation of all adhoc DEs/CAOs/EEs/ADG(CSS).w.e.f 1.10.2000 since all these officers are holding post on adhoc basis prior to that date.  

Reply: CMD, BSNL informed that in Civil, Electrical and other disciplines where absorption process is compete, the regularization will be taken up as per DoT RRs and simultaneously the RRs of executives in Group A will be finalised soon.  We impressed upon filing up the vacant JAG/SAG/HAG posts of BSNL through BSNL optees immediately. Secretary, DoT directed the CMD, BSNL to take immediate action to fill up the vacant posts of  JAG/SAG/HAG on regular basis In BSNL  where the absorption process is over. In case of telecom disciplines, BSNL Management  will put up the case to DoT for  necessary instructions.  He also assured for issuing early instructions to fill up all vacant   posts of telecom. discipline.

07.  Non-integration of HR functions in BSNL:- BSNL is still continuing with the HR activities as in DOT and not bringing the entire HR activities under a common umbrella. Though the KPMG- HR consultants engaged by BSNL had also recommended  for integration, BSNL is yet to accept and implement the same.

Reply: CMD, BSNL informed that action has been initiated to bring entire HR activities under a common umbrella.  Secretary, DoT directed to CMD, BSNL to take immediate action in the matter.

08. Withdrawal of AAOs pay scale i.e. Rs 7450-225-11500/- Ministry of Finance while agreeing to grant the pay scale of Rs 7450-225-11500 w.e.f. 1.1.1996 excluded the  AAOs absorbed in BSNL w.e.f 1.10.2000 from the purview of that upgradation order.  The AAOs working under DoT as on 1.1.1996 were part of  organised accounts cadre and therefore should not have been excluded from giving benefits of upgraded  pay scale.

Reply: The Member (Services) stated that the matter is subjudice. The Association stated that after implementation of upgraded pay scales for CSS personnel and the Jr. Accountants & Sr. Accountants w.e.f. 1.1.96, there is no justification for denial of similar benefits to JAO/AAO. The up-gradation of pay scale of Sr. Accountants to Rs.5500-200-9000 will be quite anomalous vis-à-vis Jr. Accounts Officer as the supervised and supervisor will be drawing the same pay scale.   Secretary DoT after getting convinced with our pleading in the matter assured that the case will be taken up Ministry of Finance.

09.        Implementation of upgraded pay scale for CSS staff in BSNL:- The orders for upgradation of pay scales of CSS staff wef 01-01-1996 should be implemented immediately  as endorsed by DOT and regularization of section officers working on Adhoc basis in BSNL against the regular posts intimated by DOT.

Reply: CMD, BSNL stated that BSNL Board has already approved the matter and action is being taken for implementation of DoT order.  We extended our thanks  to Secretary, DoT and CMD, BSNL.

10.  Review of grant of 2nd ACP in Civil wing-notice regarding. Withdrawal.- DoT vide letter dated 3-1/2000-CWG dated 8.11.2006 has arbitrarily decided to review all cases of officers granted the benefit of 2nd financial upgradation under ACP scheme and to take necessary action to withdraw the same from such executives who were granted 2nd ACP but were not eligible as per 1994 RRs. i.e. diploma holders AEs. The diploma holder JEs were assured through recruitment notice that they will be promoted as AE (Civil) and that further promotional avenues to the higher posts are also available.

Reply: The Member (Technology) stated that since the RRs of EE(Civil) were finalised in the year of 1994, can not be modified after 12 years retrospectively, we argued with the supporting documents and insisted upon to withdraw above said orders dated 8.11.2006 and suggested to give one time relaxation  in the matter. Secretary, DoT directed DDG(Electrical), DoT  to have separate discussion with AIBSNLEA in the presence of Sr. DDG(SR) and DDG (Establishment), DoT immediately and review the case. Member (Services) asked clarification from BSNL regarding future promotion Policy of JTO(Civil)/SDE(Civil)(Diploma Holders to the Post of Executive Engineer.CMD BSNL Informed the RRs of EE(Civil) are not yet  finislised.Secretary,DOT intervene in the matter and clarified that BSNL may decide its own RRs for EE (Civil) not similar to DOT RRs of EE (Civil).

11.        Withdrawal of pay fixation benefits under FR 22(1)(a)(1) to JTOs and SDEs on their vertical promotion after lateral advancement.

Reply; Secretary, DoT stated that necessary clarification has already been issued to all the CCAs for not implementing the order with retrospective effect.  We thanked Secretary, DoT for his kind intervention.   

12.        Recovery of pay/pension due to continuance of adhoc promotion to DE/CAO beyond one year without reversion by CCA, Gujarat- CCA, Gujarat has issued order for review of pension cases of adhoc Des/CAOs, as per their pay in substantive grade excluding adhoc promotion where such promotion continues one year.  The adhoc promotion in the grade of  DE/CAO is continuing beyond one year due to administrative reasons. And should not come in the way of pension fixation.  The pension rules clearly stipulates that the pension is to be calculated on the basis of average emoluments drawn by the employees .over the last ten months.  Executives are feeling harassed.

Reply: The Secretary, DoT informed that issue taken by AIBSNLEA is under consideration and soon the necessary instruction will be issued to CCA, Gujarat  in the matter.

 13.        Restoration of the powers delegated to the CGMs to create posts on temporary / adhoc / regular basis: - In surprising move having far reaching effect.  BSNL has withdrawn the powers delegated to the CGMs to create posts on temporary/adhoc/regular basis.  In the Corporate culture where the powers are decentralised, it is unbelievable that BSNL will go for concentrating all powers at one place.  The decision has caused hindrance in the developmental and operational activities. Therefore, BSNL Management may be directed to restore the powers of CGMs.

14.  Non-grant of stagnation increment on annual basis:- BSNL decided to grant one stagnation increment in every two years to those who has reached the maximum of the pay scale in which they are placed. This brings undue hardship to the Executives who have put in long years of service. It may be recalled that the group ‘A’ officers are also of the view that there should be one stagnation increment every year for them. There shall not be different yardsticks for the different DETs of the executives within the same organization.

Reply on items 13 & 14:       The Secretary, DoT  directed CMD, BSNL to discuss the matter with AIBSNLEA and the CMD, BSNL assured to  discuss the matter separately with association.

15.        Viability of BSNL:-

(a) Disinvestments/privatization of BSNL: We are opposing disinvestments in BSNL, since it will ultimately lead to privatization.

(b) No increase in FDI beyond 49% in Telecom: We strongly oppose the decision allowing FDI beyond 49% in Telecom. This will help the Foreign Companies to dictate terms and finally have a firm control on Indian Telecom. Its control either directly or indirectly in the hands of Foreign Companies will be against National interest.

(c) No reduction in Access Deficit Charges: We are opposing the move to further reduce the ADC to BSNL. Government had committed at the time of formation of BSNL, it will compensate BSNL for providing the rural services at reduced rates.

(d) No unbundling of BSNL’s last line copper: BSNL must not be forced to unbundle its last line copper to benefit the Private Operators. BSNL cannot allow use of its last mile copper and maintain the same to help its competitors to run their business.

(e) No sharing of BSNL’s infrastructure with Private Operators: We understand that DoT is drafting another National Telecom Policy in which BSNL is being asked to permit Private Operators to share its own infrastructure. We are opposed to this decision.

(f) Non-grant of Navratna status to BSNL: At the time of formation of BSNL, the then Minister of Communication Shri Ram Vilas Paswan had announced that in order to give more autonomy to BNSL, it would be granted Navratana status if not the Maharatna. But even after five years of this declaration, BNSL has been granted the Mini-Ratna status. In order to allow BSNL to have greater autonomy in decision making, BSNL must be granted the Navratna status without further delay.

(g) Not-expansion of BSNL’s GSM, Broad Band and ILD Services: BSNL should expand its GSM and Broad Band Services looking into tremendous public support and demand.

(h) Stopping AMC and outsourcing: BSNL Management’s decision to out source CDR billing and for Annual Maintenance Contracts for the New Technology Switches has became the source for drainage of hard earned revenue. All these days, BSNL’s own employees were successfully carrying out these jobs.

 Reply: In the above issues, Secretary, DoT assured that viability of BSNL is also a matter of concern for DoT. We expressed our anxiety  against IMC (Inter Ministrial Committee) recommendations for not granting of Navratna status to BSNL and now the matter will be decided at Cabinet Secretary level. The Secretary, DoT appreciated our feelings and informed that a detailed fresh report has been prepared in DoT and is being sent to Cabinet Secretary on the issue.  He also assured that he will personally discuss the matter with Cabinet Secretary. On the issue of stopping AMC and outsourcing, the CMD, BSNL assured to have separate meeting with AIBSNLEA.   

At the end, Com. General Secretary thanked the Secretary DoT, CMD, BSNL and other senior officers for showing the positive concern towards settlement of pending grievances of executives in BSNL during discussion.  

10/01/2007

GS writes to Shri S Basu, General Secretary, TESA (I) CHQ, New Delhi 110001 regarding decision regarding winding up of all Associations since joined with AIBSNLEA–Settlement of welfare claims–Handing over of TESA Bhawan etc vide letter no.  AIBSNLEA/CHQ/2007/195   date: 10-01-2007   Click Here for Letter

10/01/2007

GS writes to :-

(1) Shri Niranjan Singh, Director (HRD), BSNL, New Delhi regarding adhoc promotion from SDE (C) to EE grade- Serving notice to treat refusal from promotion [Ref:-   Joint DDG (BWI) letter no. Trans-Pro/EE(C)/AD (BW-III) Pt. dated 28-11-2006] vide letter no.  AIBSNLEA/CHQ/06-07/192  dated: 10-01-2007 Click Here for Letter

(2)  Shri Niranjan Singh, Director (HRD), BSNL, New Delhi regarding granting the benefit of Assured Career Progression Scheme for the Central Government, Civilian Employees- Case of Ms Malina Bhattacharjee Hindi Officer (Direct Recruit) vide letter no.  AIBSNLEA/CHQ/06-07/193 dated: 10-01-2007 Click Here for Letter

(3)  The DDG (Pers.), BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi -110001 regarding correction in the All India Seniority List of TES Group ‘B’ officers vide letter no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/TFR/2006-07/194 dated: 09-01-2007 Click Here for Letter

(4)   The Sr. DDG (SPF), Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, New Delhi - 110001 regarding consideration of various requests for inter-circle transfers in the cadre of JAOs/ AAOs/ AOs/ CAOs vide letter no: AIBSNLEA/CHQ/TFR/2006-07/196 dated: 09-01-2007 Click Here for Letter

(5)  The DDG (Pers), Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, New Delhi - 110001 regarding consideration of various requests for inter-circle transfers in the cadre of DEs vide letter no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/TFR/2006-07/197  dated: 09-01-2007 Click Here for Letter

(6) The Sr.DDG (Estt), Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, New Delhi - 110001 regarding consideration of various requests for inter-circle transfers in the  cadre of JTO (Telecom) vide letter no.  AIBSNLEA/CHQ/TFR/2006-07/198  dated: 09-01-2007 Click Here for Letter

(7)  The DDG (Pers), Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, New Delhi - 110001 Regarding consideration of various requests for inter-circle transfers in the cadre of SDE vide letter no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/TFR/2006-07/199  dated: 09-01-2007 Click Here for Letter

(8) TheSr. DDG (BW), BSNL CO, New Delhi regarding representations for transfer of SDEs (Civil) vide letter no.  AIBSNLEA/CHQ/TFR/2006-07/200 dated: 09-01-2007 Click Here for Letter 

 

15/11/2006

ABSORPTION OF GROUP 'A' OFFICERS-COURT CASE :-  Today case came for hearing on behalf of Govt. ITSA insisted to appoint a committee to finalize the modalities of absorption. Govt. Addl. Solicitor General informed on behalf of government that there is no such proposal & also inform the Hon'ble Court the Terms & Conditions which were offered to Group 'A' officers are final one. Hon'ble Court intervene & told that respondent can't be insisted to appoint a Committee and also told to the advocate of ITSA to argue  on merits. The case is posted for argument on 27.11.2006 on day to day hearing basis.

 

15/11/2006 GS writes to

(1) The DDG (Pers.), BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi -110001 regarding correction in the All India Seniority List of TES Group ‘B’ officers vide letter no.  AIBSNLEA/CHQ/TFR/2005-06/156 dated: 13-11-2006 Click Here for Letter

(2) The Sr. DDG (SPF), Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, New Delhi - 110001 regarding consideration of various requests for inter-circle transfers in the cadre of  JAOs/ AAOs/ AOs/ CAOs vide letter no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/TFR/2005-06/157 dated: 13-11-2006 Click Here for Letter

(3) Shri D S Mathur, Chairman, Telecom Commission & Secretary, DOT, Govt. of India, New Delhi regarding request for grant of meeting vide letter no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/Meeting/2006-07/165   date:14-11-2006 Click Here for Letter

(4) Shri D S Mathur, Chairman, Telecom Commission & Secretary, DOT, Govt. of India, New Delhi  regarding Non-implementation of BSNL Executives Promotion Policy vide letter no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/2006-07/166 date: 14-11-2006 Click Here for Letter 

 

15/11/2006 GS and FS met CMD BSNL on 14/11/2006 & discussed :-

(1) Implementation of BSNL Executives' Promotion Policy :-  CMD informed that he has already spoken to Secretary DoT for an early approval & Secretary DoT has also assured an early action. He also advised us to interact with the concern officers of Pension & Finance Wing of DoT.

(2) Refund of CGEGIS Payment :- CMD confirmed that DoT has given clearance for refund. Exercise being made for refund to individual in consultation with CCA. He assured early refund.

(3)   Review of policy of GSM Mobile telephone connection & enhancement of free call limit & rent free Broadband connection :-  CMD assured to look into.

(4) Improvement of Franchisee Policy :- CMD assured to study the matter.

(5) Settlement of the pending grievances of the member of AIBSNLEA - resolution passed in the Central Working Committee Meeting held at BHUBANESWAR (Orrisa) :- CMD assured to arrange a meeting with AIBSNLEA to discuss all pending issues.

(6) VIGILANCE CLEARANCE :- We strongly protested for delay in issuing  retirment order in the cadre of DE(adhoc) due to non -availbilty of vigilance clearence and also obtaining vigilance clearance  for BSNL Corporate Office for issuing local officiting at Circle level.CMD assurs to look into.

 

14/11/2006 DoT has issued letter for Refund of Saving Fund under CGEGIS'80 to the Ex-DoT employees absorbed in BSNL vide letter no. 6-37/2005/TA-I dated 08/11/2006 click here for letter

 

14/11/2006 CANARA BANK FACILITIES EXTENDED UPTO MARCH'2007 Click Here for Letter

 

13/11/2006 ALL THE CIRCLE SECRETARIES/DISTRICT SECRETARIES/BRANCH SECRETARIES ARE REQUESTED TO CHECK THE Updated MAILING LIST ON WHICH TELEWAVE IS BEING DISPATCHED in near future. 

ANY CORRECTION OR ADDITION MAY IMMEDIATELY   BE INTIMATED (QUOTING THE ENTRY NO. IN THE MAILING LIST) TO SHRI J K MISHRA, EDITOR, TELWAVE AT [email protected]. 

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11/11/2006 CEC Meeting OF MP CIRCLE At Gwalior on 11th Nov. 2006 :-GS, President & Org. Secretary (W) attended & addressed the Circle Executive Committee Meeting of MP Circle at Gwalior  on 11th Nov. 2006. On this occasion OPEN SESSION was also organised. Shri R.P. Hansh, CGMT MP Circle was the Chief Guest. Shri K. Satayanarayana President CHQ presided over the function. Shri A.C. Mishra GMTD Gwalior, Shri Sanjeev Agrawal GM(Admn.) MP Cirlce and  Shri R.K. Gupta GMTD Morena were the Guests of Honor. During CEC Meeting Comrade GS replied all the queries made by the members to their satisfaction. A large number of members attended the OPEN SESSION.

 

10/11/2006 GS writes to

(1) Shri A K Sinha, Chairman & Managing Director, BSNL, New Delhi-110001 regarding Non-settlement of grievances of Stenographers’ cadre  vide letter no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/Genl/2006-2007/150 dated: 10-11-2006 Click Here for Letter

(2) Shri A K Sinha, CMD, BSNL, New Delhi-110001 regarding Regularisation of adhoc Executive Engineer (Civil) [Ref: DDG (Electrical) DOT, New Delhi no. 1-1/2006-CWG dated 21-07-2006] vide letter No. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/Tfr/2006-07/151  dated: 10-11-2006 Click Here for Letter

(3) The DDG (Pers.), Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, New Delhi - 110001 regarding consideration of various requests for inter-circle transfers in the cadre of JTOs/ SDEs vide letter no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/TFR/2005-06/152 dated: 03-11-2006 Click Here for Letter

(4) The DDG (Pers.), Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, New Delhi - 110001 regarding Regarding consideration of various requests for inter-circle transfers in the cadre of DEs vide letter no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/TFR/2005-06/153 dated: 03-11-2006 Click Here for Letter

(5) The Sr.DDG (BW), BSNL CO, New Delhi regarding Representation of Shri K Diwakar, SDE(C), BSNL Civil Sub Dn, VALSAD vide letter no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/Tfr/2006-07/154 dated: 10-11-2006 Click Here for Letter

(6) Shri D S Mathur, Chairman, Telecom Commission & Secy. DOT, Government of India, New Delhi-110001 regarding Audit objection regarding Excess payment of pension/ Family pension and retirement benefits due to continuance of ad hoc promotions to DEs/ CAOs  beyond one year without reversion vide letter no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/Tfr/2006-07/155  dated: 10-11-2006 [Ref: GUJ/ DOT Cell/ P&T Audit/18 dated 04-07-2006] Click Here for Letter

 

10/11/2006 :-  GS, FS and Editor met Shri Satish Tandon, Sr. DDG (Estt), DoT and discussed about the following matter:

(i)  Executives’ Promotion Policy:  Sr. DDG (Estt) informed that he is in receipt of the recommendations and will clear it very shortly. He assured that after the return of Secretary, DoT  from abroad, the policy will be cleared for implementation by BSNL.

(ii)  Refund of CGEGIS:  Sr. DDG (Estt) informed that the Accounts wing of DoT has already intimated all the CCAs to verify the individual claims so that the actual payment can be made quickly.

(iii)  TES Group B seniority:   Sr. DDG (Estt) informed that DoT is seeking legal opinion on the clarification given by Supreme Court.  Further action will be taken only after obtaining legal opinion.

(iv)   Audit Objection regarding excess payment of Pension/Family Pension and retirement benefits due to continuance of ad-hoc promotions to DEs/CAOs beyond one year without reversion:  Sr. DDG (Estt) expressed surprised over the action of CCAs who are recovering the pension etc. of ad-hoc STS personnel by fixing their pension in substantive grade in the absence of any directive from DoT and appreciated the concern of the Association.  He also assured to look into the matter and suggested that the matter may be taken up with the Secretary, DoT.

 

09/11/2006 The case filed by ITSA was heard on Today in the Hon’ble Delhi High Court. Next date of hearing is fixed on 15/11/2006 (Wednesday).

 

09.11.2006 In continuation of their meeting with Director (O) yesterday GS, FS and Editor met Shri Rakesh Babu, Sr. DDG(CS) for discussing the Review/Modification in the policy for RSTC and Mobile Telephone Connections to all Executives.  Shri J. S. Tyagi, Jt. DDG(PHE) was also present. The following points were discussed:

i)       All STS level officers who have been provided with DELs (STD on need basis) with call limits of 800 mcu per month and GSM Mobile Service Telephone Connection usage worth Rs. 500 per should be provided RSTC (with STD compulsorily as was given earlier in DoT) with a minimum of 1000 MCUs per month and GSM mobile under plan 725 so that the charges per call will be reduced.

ii)     All officers of the level equivalent to SDE etc. who have been provided with DEL (STD on need basis) with 600 MCUs per month and GSM usage worth Rs. 500/- should be provided RSTC with a minimum of 1000 MCUs per month and GSM mobile usage worth at least Rs. 800/- under plan 725 as above.

iii)    All officers of the level equivalent to JTO etc. who have been provided with DEL(without STD) with 500 MCUs per month and GSM usage worth Rs. 300/- should be provided RSTC with a minimum of 1000 MCUs per month and GSM mobile usage worth at least Rs. 500/- under plan 525.

iv)    It was also demanded that in all the cases certification of extra calls as available earlier should be continued.

v)      The provision of free VPN/CUG service and STD/National Roaming in mobile connections shall also be allowed.

vi)    Regarding providing the handset for GSM connection, we demanded that the Bundling of Handset with BSNL SIM plan shall be introduced.  Sr. DDG(CS) observed that this plan is for pre-paid connections and introduction of this plan for GSM service connection may have billing problems.  The Association further suggested that the re-imbursement of fixed amount for different level of executives with fixed frequency may be agreed to as is available in case of provision of Brief cases etc. for Executives.

vii)   While discussing Broadband connection we demanded that the concessional rent of Rs. 100/- p.m. and the modem rent (Rs. 100/- p.m. as per plan 250) shall be waived and the Broadband connection shall be provided rent free.

viii)  We demanded that the Executives posted in Delhi and Mumbai (Non-BSNL Service Area) shall not be discriminated against with reference to provision of re-imbursement for GSM connections.

ix)    Association requested to continue the provision of concessional Telephone connections for retired employees of BSNL as was available in DoT period.

Sr. DDG(CS), after detailed discussion agreed in principle to the justified demands/suggestions of the Association and assured to put up the matter to the competent authority for approval. Sr. DDG(CS) also assured that due care will be taken so that the persons posted in Delhi/Mumbai do not feel any discrimination. He also assured to put up the matter to the Competent Authority for continuance of Concessional Telephone Connection for retired employees. The discussion continued for more than 2 Hrs. 

 

09.11.2006:  GS, FS and Editor met Sr. DDG(BW) and discussed about the filling up of SDE(C) posts resulting out of ad-hoc promotion to the grade of EE, Second ACP benefit to SDE(C) who have completed more than 24 years of service, filling up of vacant SE(Civil) posts and consideration of pending request transfers of JTOs/SDEs/EEs.  Jt. DDG(BW) Shri Chandra Bhushan was also present.  Sr. DDG(BW) informed that regarding filling up of vacant SDE(C) posts, the matter has already been processed for approval of Competent Authority for holding DPC.  Regarding second ACP to SDEs, the matter is sub-judice.  The case to fill up vacant SE(C) post has already been processed.  About the request transfers, Sr. DDG(CS) informed that all request transfers will be considered in the month of February/March, 2007 to avoid disturbance to the Executive in the middle of the academic session. 

 

08/11/2006GS & FS met Director (Operations), BSNL & discussed :-

(1) Regarding improvement in the policy for Provision of Residential Service Telephone Connection & Mobile Telephone Connection to Executives & Fixation of Call limit :- Director (Operations) assured an early action on the suggestions given by the association. He also advised Sr. DDG (CS) to have detailed discussions with AIBSNLEA.

 

06/11/2006GS writes to Shri A K Sinha, CMD, BSNL, New Delhi - 110001 regarding Review of Policy for Provision of Residential Service Telephone Connections and Mobile Telephone Connections to Executives and Non-Executives & fixation of Call limit thereupon [ Ref: BSNL no. 2-3/2006-PHA dated 12-10-2004] vide latter no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/2005-06/148 Dated: 02-11-2006 Click Here for Letter

 

02/11/2006 GS & President  met CMD, BSNL & discussed :-

(a) Implementation of BSNL Executives' Promotion Policy :- CMD informed that matter is pending in DoT for Approval. He also assured that he will personally interact with Secretary DoT for early approval.

(b) Refund of  CGEGIS payment:- CMD assured to speak with Secretary DoT on this issue also.

(c) Recovery of PLI payment made on IDA payscale for the year 2002-03 :- CMD assured to look into.

(d) Review of policy of GSM Mobile telephone connection & enhancement of free call limit & rent free Broadband connection :-  CMD assured to look into.

 

02/11/2006GS writes to The Sr.DDG (SPF), Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, New Delhi - 110001 regarding consideration of variouus requests for inter-circle transfers in the cadre of JAOs/ AAOs/ AOs/ CAOs vide letter no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/TFR/2005-06/149   Dated: 02-11-2006 Click Here for Letter 

 

02/11/2006Detailed Report of Central Working Committee Meeting held at Bhubaneswar, Orissa on 14th & 15th October, 2006 Click Here for Report

 

02/11/2006 :- GS &President met Director (Finance) BSNL & Discussed

(a) DPC to fill up vacant CAO Posts on Adhoc Basis :- We requested to intervene to speed up the process of DPC from Sr. AO to Adhoc CAO to fill up about 500 vacant CAOs posts. Also requested to issue instructions to all Telecom Circles IFAs to send vigilance Clearance in new format immediately. So that 69 Adhoc CAOs posts can be filled up from select panel:- Director (Finance) assured to look into.

 

01/11/2006 :-All the Circle Secretaries are requested to make efforts for sending of ACRs for ADHOC CAO DPC Click Here for List

Circle Secretaries are also requested to make efforts for sending of Vigilance Clearance in the revised Performa wanting in connection with Adhoc CAO Click Here for List 

 

01/11/2006 :- BSNL Executive Diary-2007GS writes to  All Chief General Managers, Telecom Circles/Metro Districts/Projects/ Regions/QA/ALTTC/ BRABRAITT / NETF etc. and  DDG (Admn.), BSNL CO New Delhi regarding Publication of “BSNL Executive Diary-2007” vide letter no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/Diary/2006-2007 Dated 01.11.2006 Click Here for Letter 

 

01/11/2006 :- GS and President met DDG(Pers.).  Jt. DDG(Pers) was also present.  The following matters were discussed:- (a)  Immediate cancellation of transfer orders of SDEs/DEs issued, who have completed 55 years of age as on the day of issue of orders as agreed by BSNL management in the earlier meetings with AIBSNLEA.  DDG (Pers) assured to review all such orders for cancellation. (b)   Consideration of request transfer applications of SDEs/DEs who completed 58 years age, as agreed by BSNL Management. DDG (Pers) assured an early action.  (c)  Issue of promotion order from SDE (Telecom) to Ad-hoc DE to fill up about 2315 posts of DEs.  DDG (Pers) informed that the DPC work is in an advance stage.  The screening report (ACRs) of Bihar and Jharkhand Telecom circles are awaited.  Promotion order is expected to be issued by middle of November, 2006. (d)   Promotion order from JTO (Telecom) to SDE(Telecom) to fill up about 1200 vacant TES group B posts.  DDG (Pers) informed that DPC is at the final stage, promotion order may be issued by the end of November, 2006. (e)   Holding of LDCE to fill up about 4000 vacant TES group B posts.  DDG (Pers) informed that the notification for LDCE will be issued soon and the examination will be held in February, 2007. (f)   Promotion order from JTO(TF) to SDE(TF).  DDG (Pers) informed that BSNL Personnel Branch started the process of DPC but now some of the JTOs (TF) has gone to Courts challenging the eligibility list.  Hence the process is stalled.  (g)   Holding of LDCE from Stenographer Grade III to PAs(Field Units) :  DDG(Pers) informed that the syllabus has been finalized.  Soon the date of LDCE will be notified.  (h)  Implementation of CSS officers revised pay scale with effect from 01.01.1996 :  DDG (Pers) informed that BSNL Management Committee has sent the matter to BSNL Board for approval.

19/10/2006 :- MEETING WITH DIR(HRD),BSNL :- GS and Pres.  met DIR (HRD), BSNL & discussed 1) EXECUTIVE PROMOTION POLICY :-Dir(HRD, BSNL informed that he will speak to concerned authority in DOT for  early vetting from Secretary, DOT 2) SETTLEMENT OF THE LONG PENDING  GRIEVANCES OF EXECUTIVES:- He assured to look in to. 3) PROMOTION  OF SDEs TO DE(Adhoc) (TELECOM) :- Screening reports are not received from Bihar, Jharkhand and UP(West) Circles. efforts will be made to issue Order to fill up 2315 vacancies  by 30/11/2006 .4) PROMOTION  OF JTOs TO SDEs (TELECOM) :- Order will be issued by 15/11/2006 for around 1100 vacancies . 5) FILLING UP OF VACANCIES OF SDE(TELECOM) THROUGH COMPETITIVE QUOTA   :- Notification for holding Competitive Examination will be issued in first week of November 2006 and Examination will be conducted in the month of February 2007. 6) SANCTION OF MAN POWER PLAN :- He informed that this issue will be discussed in the BSNL Board as soon as possible. 

18/10/2006 :- GS writes to Shri A. K. Sinha, CMD, BSNL, New Delhi regarding

(1) Settlement of the pending grievances of the members of AIBSNLEA –Resolutions passed in the Central Working Committee meeting held at Bhubaneswar (Orissa) vide letter no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/2006-07/143 Dated 17th October, 2006. Click Here for Letter

(2) Suggestions/ Views on transfer policy for the Executives in BSNL vide letter no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/2006-07/144 Dated 17th October, 2006. Click Here for Letter

18/10/2006 :- Glimpses of OPEN SESSION of Central Working Committee Meeting at BHUBANESWAR (Orissa) on 14th Oct'2006 Click Here

18/10/2006 :- GRANTS OF PERKS TO EXECUTIVES :-BSNL has issued clarification regarding issue of self certification for the Executives for making payment of Professional Up-gradation Allowance and Entrainment Allowance may be taken on annual basis- Click here for order copy  

18/10/2006 :- PENDING ACRs AND VIGILANCE CLEARENCE FOR HOLDING DPC FOR POSTS OF CAO/STS (ADHOC) IN ACCOUNTS AND FANANCE -1)PENDING ACRs :- Click here for Covering letter Click here for list 2)PENDING  VIGILANCE CLEARANCE:- Click here for Covering letter Click here for list.

18/10/2006 :-BSNL has issued an order regarding  policy for provision of RSTC and Mobile Telephone Connection to executives and Non executives and Fixation of call limit thereupon on persistent efforts of AIBSNLEA-Click here for order copy  NOTE :- Some deficiencies have been noticed in this order. Association is making effort to sort out. 

18.10.2006  Reversion of 1966 SDEs-Court case:-  Case was heard today in Hon'ble High Court Delhi. Next date for hearing fixed on 10/11/2006.

18.10.2006  ABSORPTION OF GROUP 'A' OFFICERS-COURT CASE :- Hearing continues today also.

17.10.2006  ABSORPTION OF GROUP 'A' OFFICERS-COURT CASE :- The case filed by ITSA was heard on 16.10.2006 in the Hon’ble Delhi High Court. Hearing continues today also.


14/10/2006 :- OPEN SESSION OF CWC MEETING BHUBANESWAR:- Mammoth gathering of more than 600 members attended the open session of 1st CWC meeting of AIBSNLEA at RTTC premises. The Meeting was graced by Shri A K Sinha,CMD, BSNL, Shri S D Saxena Director (Finance), BSNL, Shri Niranjan Singh Director (HRD), BSNL ,Shri S M Talwar CGM, Orrisa Telecom Circle, BSNL and Com V A N Namboodiri GS, BSNLEU and addressed the gathering. Com K Satyanarayana Pres. in his welcome address reminded the CMD about earlier commitment on Executive Promotion Policy .Com Prahlad Rai GS in his key note address highlighted all the issues related to the various cadres and also on BSNL's viability. Shri A K Sinha addressed the gathering and standing before podium itself, he invited questions from the members. Members raised various questions on viability of BSNL and surrendering of land lines and difficulties faced by Executives on transfer to tenure stations. We are thankful to the CMD for his unprecedented gesture in this regard. Shri Niranjan Singh in his address replied almost all the issues raised by GS in his key note address. He also requested the Executives to motivate the staff working under them for better customer relationship. Shri S D Saxena Director (Finance) in his address stressed about the need of mobilizing the vast resources of BSNL and confident that BSNL will be continued to be no.1telecom company. Shri V A N Namboodiri GS BSNLEU stressed the need of a joint forum for ensuring financial viability of BSNL and MTNL. Com S K Dalai CS, Orissa Circle welcomed the guests and vote of thanks was extended by the Circle President Shri.B Sahoo.

12.10.2006 

Special General Body Meeting of Calcutta TD Circle & WB Circle :- GS, President, FS, Org. Secy. (E), Circle Secretary West Bengal Circle & Calcutta Telecom Circle attended & addressed the Special General Body Meeting of Calcutta Telecom District Circle & West Bengal Circle members at CTO Conference Hall Calcutta. The big conference hall of CTO building was jam packed. A large number of members attended the meeting. Comrade GS & other CHQ office bearers apprised in detail the issues of importance. The queries made by the members were also replied by Com. GS to their satisfaction. Com. N.H. Sediquee & Com. Amit Gupta welcome the CHQ office bearers. Com. Sapan Boss & Com. Sapan Mukerjee Circle President of Calcutta TD Circle & West Bengal Circle extended vote of thanks. 

12/10/2006 :- GSM MOBILE SERVICE CONNECTION TO ALL EXECUTIVES & ENHANCEMENT OF FREE CALL LIMIT RSTC-ORDER ISSUED TODAY

As per order, (a) The Executives will be given Post-Paid GSM Mobile connection under scheme of Rs. 225 plan limited to 1) Rs. 300 talk time for JTO/JAOs and equivalent cadres  and ) Rs. 500 talk time for SDEs/DETs and equivalent cadres .

(b) The Free calls limit on residence landline telephone connection of BSNL Executives  enhanced from 500 calls to 600 calls for JTOs/SDEs and equivalent cadres  from 550 calls to 800 calls for DETs and equivalent cadres  per month.

12/10/2006 :- COMPARISON STATEMENT OF EXECUTIVES PROMOTION POLICY AS RECOMMENDED BY BSNL BOARD, Shri BHAVE COMMITTEE AND SECRETARY, DOT

Sl. No.

Recommendations of the High Level Committee and approved by BSNL Board (with modifications as indicated with the proposal)

Recommendations of the Shri Bhave Committee

Policy as approved by Secretary, DoT

1.

The first upgradation of IDA scale of individual Executive will be due for consideration on completion of 4 (four) years of service in the current IDA scale subject to the condition that the Executive’s basic pay in the current IDA scale has crossed /touched the lowest of the higher IDA scale for which his/her upgradation is to be considered OR he/she has completed 6(six) years of service in the current IDA scale, whichever is earlier.

No change proposed.

As proposed by HLC

2.

The subsequent upgradation of IDA scale to the next higher IDA scale will be due on completion of 5 (five) years of service in the current IDA scale.

No change proposed.

As proposed by HLC

3.

The service rendered by any Executive in existing IDA pay scale in BSNL will only be counted for upgradation to next higher IDA scale.

No change proposed.

As proposed by HLC

4.

The review for all Executives meeting the qualifying service conditions of Para (b) (3) above will be done every year with reference to Review date i.e. on 1st October. On being found fit, the IDA scale upgradation will be effective from the due date.  

No change proposed.

As proposed by HLC

5.

The fitness for IDA Pay scale upgradation to the next higher IDA scale of the eligible executives will be judged by prescribed Screening Committee on the basis of performance rating of ACRs, as per details given below, subject to necessary disciplinary/ vigilance clearance and no punishment is current.

No change proposed.

As proposed by HLC

6.

The ACRs of the previous 5 (five) years shall be taken into consideration for arriving at marks with rating marks as below:

Performance Rating             Marks

in ACRs                                 for

                                           each year                         

Outstanding                               20

Very Good                                 16

Good                                         12

Average                                    08

Below Average                         zero

Total Marks for Performance Ratings in ACRs are 100. If any executive obtains 60 marks of above (50 marks or above in case of SC/ST) out of total 100 marks allotted, he/she shall be considered fit for the IDA scale upgradation.

Note: BSNL Board changed the total marks required for promotion from 60 to 56  (for general candidates) and from 50 to 48 (in case of SC/ST).

Bhave Committee proposed total marks for performance ratings in ACRs are 100.  If an executive obtains 44 marks or above out of total 100 marks allotted he shall be considered fit for the IDA scale upgradation, to avoid  droppings more than 4%.

As proposed by Bhave Committee

7.

For the purpose of counting the service in current IDA pay scale for any Time Bound upgradation, technical break periods in the Adhoc arrangements ordered by DoT/DTS/DTO/BSNL Corporate Office will be treated as continuaous for the limited purpose of counting of current IDA scale service period only without any other benefit, monetary or otherwise.  Further, IDA scale granted to any Executive by virtue of any local officiating arrangements will not count for the purpose of IDA payscale upgradation.

No Change proposed.

As proposed by HLC.

8.

Review to be done at Circle level for all disciplines on a time bound basis and on being found fit as per concerned regulatory conditions, the IDA scale of Executive will be upgraded to the concerned IDA scale from due date.  On being found unfit, the next review will be due on next review date and the screening committee while judging the fitness of the executive will also decide about the date of effect of upgradation of pay scale.

No change proposed.

As proposed by HLC

9.

Consequent to upgradation of IDA pay scale, there will be NO CHANGE IN SUBSTANTIVE STATUS, designation and duties and responsibilities of Executive, unless any change is ordered in specific context.

No change proposed. Matter left to BSNL for decision.

As proposed by HLC.

10.

Since the first review under Executive upgradation policy is to be made with reference to 01.10.2004, upgradation due to the Executive on or before 01.10.2004 based on earlier time bound policies, so upgradation will be granted to the executive on the basis of options as ONE TIME RELAXATION if he /she is willing for such promotion and adjudged fit in accordance with concerned regulatory conditions.  Options once exercised shall be final.  The subsequent eligibility for IDA pay scale upgradation of such Executives will be governed by BSNL’s Time Bound Upgradation Scheme.

No change is proposed.

As proposed by HLC.

11.

With the implementation of TIME BOUND Upgradation with effect from 01.10.2004, provisions with regard to the post based or otherwise arrangements like Ad-hoc/officiating/In-situ/ACP and any time bound promotion/ upgradation scheme presently in operation in BSNL shall stand withdrawn, unless permitted in any specific context.

No change proposed.

As proposed by HLC.

12.

Every Executive whose pay is upgraded to next higher IDA pay scale will have to compulsorily undergo Two weeks of training (One week in Administrative Management/ Customer Care and one week in latest developments in Core Competence Area) for being eligible for drawal of second increment in the upgraded IDA Pay scale, i.e. the training is to be completed within a period of two years from the date of upgradation to the higher scale.  The Executive who fails to successfully undergo the prescribed two weeks training will not be eligible for consideration for next IDA scale upgradation even if he/she is due for upgradation otherwise.  The detailed instructions in his regard shall be issued by the training branch of BSNL.

No change proposed.

As proposed by HLC.

13.

Since complete picture of Executive cadre will emerge only after terms and conditions of Group A absorption are known and linked issues appropriately addressed, existing designations shall continue.  However, to bring similarity in designations for Executives of same pay scales working in Corporate Office, the designations of all SDEs/Aos/PSs/Sos be changed to AD(Assistant Director) and all all JTOs/JAOs/Assistants/PAs to be changed to Joint AD.

No change proposed.

As proposed by HLC.

14.

BSNL Board decided that Management Trainees Recruitment is to be done at the level of STS.  50:25:25 will be the ratio for filling up the post through Seniority cum Fitness, Departmental Examination and Direct Recruitment.

Bhave Committee proposed for recruitment of MT at STS level with 60:20:20 for Seniority cum Fitness, Department Examination and Direct Recruitment

 

15.

Period of past service rendered in the DoT/DTS/DTO not to be counted for the purpose of time bound IDA upgradation (no service weightage) since financial benefit is given through point to point fixation in IDA pay scale.

No change proposed.

As proposed by HLC.

16.

Implementation of all upgrade/ revised IDA pay scales  with effect from 1.10.2000.

Note: It was not a part of HLC recommendation. Separate Committee was formed to recommend on this matter.

Bhave Committee left it for the decision of BSNL.

Same as the recommendations of Bhave Committee.

17. 

One time placement of SDEs in the grade of Sr. SDE as on 1.10.2000.

HLC did not address the issue.

Bhave Committee discussed the issue but left it to BSNL to take a decision.

As proposed by Bhave Committee.

CLICK HERE FOR ABOVE MATTER IN ACROBAT READER

Earlier 25% Competitive quota in TES Group 'B' cadre is increased to 33% which will be available in all discipline in equivalent grades. 

 NOTE : The CWC to be held on 14,15/10/2006 will have detailed discussion  on  all the above issues. Future course of action will be taken in CWC  for improvement as it was agreed at the time of  absorption of group "B" officers.

11/10/2006 :- GS & President met Director (Operations) BSNL & discussed :-

(1) GSM Telephone connection to all Executives in BSNL & Enhancement of free call limit on RSTC :- Director (Operations) informed that orders are being released Today.

(2) Broad-band connection to BSNL Employees :- Director (Operations) informed that BSNL Management Committee has already approved concessional Broad-band connection to all BSNL employees. Orders will be issued by end of this week.

11/10/2006 :- REFUND OF CGEGIS  :- GS spoken to DDG(E),DOT regarding refund of CGEGIS. DDG(E) informed that DOT has received clearance from Ministry of Finance regarding refund of CGEGIS savings . He also informed that soon after completion of some formalities, order is expected to be issued by the end of Oct,2006.

11/10/2006 :- OPEN SESSION OF CWC MEETING:- Shri A K Sinha,CMD,BSNL,Shri S D Saxena Director (Finance),BSNL, Shri Niranjan Singh Director(HRD),BSNL and Shri U N Mahallik CGM, Orrisa Telecom Circle, BSNL will attend and address the open session on 14/10/2006 at 1000 hrs at Bhubaneswar on the occasion of CWC meeting of AIBSNLEA CHQ, New Delhi. Click here for invitation

06/10/2006 :- PRESENTATION ON EXECUTIVE PROMOTION POLICY TO SECRETARY,DOT OVER:-After our meeting with Secretary, DOT yesterday. He spoke to CMD,BSNL regarding preparation of Presentation on Executives  Promotion Policy. CMD ,BSNL informed that he has prepared presentation. Today morning, time was fixed for presentation. Presentation started today as per earlier schedule at 1130 AM.CMD,BSNL along with Board Directors were present in Presentation to Secretary, DOT.Shri A K Saxena Member(S) and Shri Y S Bhave SPl.ST, DOT were also present during Presentation. Secretary, DOT  discussed various issues on Promotion Policy and approved the Executives Promotion Policy. Immediately after Presentation GS met CMD,BSNL and requested for early implementation of Executives Promotion Policy. CMD,BSNL confirmed that presentation to Secretary ,DOT is over. He informed that now minutes  are being prepared and same will be sent to Secretary, DOT for administrative approval. There after order for implementation of Executives Promotion Policy will be issued. He also assured that efforts will be made to issue the order in the next week if DOT approves it.

06/10/2006 :- Hon'ble SC CLARIFIES FIXATION OF SENIORITY OF TES GR"B" (SDEs) OFFICERS ON 28/09/2006.- CLICK HERE FOR JUDGMENT COPY.

05.10.2006:- GS, FS & Editor met Shri D.S. Mathur, Secretary DoT & discussed:-

(1)   Impressed upon implementation of Promotion policy for BSNL Executives & no deviation acceptable from the policy that was offered in the terms and conditions of service for absorption of the Group B officers i.e. No parallel post based promotion, No recruitment of Management Trainees at STS Level, Weightage for past services rendered in DOT/DTS/DTO for promotion, First upgradation to the next higher scale, Grant of designations and duties/ responsibilities associated with the respective grade, Attendant condition for promotion, Date of effect of Implementation of revised IDA Pay Scales for the Executives w.e.f. 1-10-2000, One time placement of the SDEs in the Sr. SDEs grade etc :- Secretary DoT after having detailed discussion on the issues informed that BSNL Board has submitted the Promotion Policy for approval but I have asked CMD BSNL to give presentation on the issue. The presentation is being arranged after his returning from abroad insted of. He also informed that the recommendations of the Promotion committee, decision of BSNL Board & views / suggestions given by your associations will be looked into & thereafter only the decision will be given.

(2)   Payment of pension to BSNL Employees: - Secretary DoT informed that the apprehensions of Unions / Associations in the issue will be discussed in the next Telecom Commission Meeting.

 

(3)   REFUND OF CGEGIS: - Secretary DoT informed that already DO letters for refund of CGEGIS payment have been sent to Secretary Finance, MOF. Now he will use his good office to interact with new Secretary Finance.

(4)   Absorption of Group ‘A’ officers in BSNL: - Secretary DoT confirmed the court case in Hon’ble Delhi High Court is coming for hearing 16th Oct’2006 thereafter the situation will be clear. He also told that early negotiation will be made to resolve the issue.

(5)   We extended thanks for taking up the case with DPE to confer Navratana Status to BSNL: - Secretary DoT confirmed that DoT has taken up the case with DPE for immediate grant of Navratana status to BSNL so as to get more autonomy in decision making.

(6)   Withdrawal of FR – 22(C) fixation benefit to JTO/SDE(T) at the time of vertical promotion :- Secretary DoT further clarified that the JTO/SDE(T) absorbed in BSNL/MTNL will not be affected with this order.  

7) Merger of BSNL and MTNL :-Secretary,DOT informed that final report  on merger of BSNL & MTNL has been received from  M/s ICICI Consultant. Matter is under consideration. Secretary,DOT asks our opinion in this matter. We opined that complete merger of BSNL and MTNL in single PSU having common HR Policies.

GS, FS & Editor met Shri Y.S. Bhave, SST DoT & discussed all the issues mentioned above discussed with Secretary DoT :- SST assured to look into.   

04.10.2006:- ABSORPTION OF GROUP"A' OFFICERS-COURT CASE :- The Group ‘A’ absorption case was heard today i.e  04/10/2006  in the Hon’ble Delhi High Court .Date of disposal off the case is fixed on 16/10/2006.

04.10.2006:- GS writes to Shri A.K. Sinha, Chairman & Managing Director, BSNL, New Delhi-110001 regarding GSM Telephone connection to all Executives in BSNL with bundling of handset with BSNL SIM vide letter no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/2006-07/141  Dated: 4th October, 2006 Click Here for Letter

04.10.2006:- GS writes to Shri A.K. Sinha, Chairman & Managing Director, BSNL, New Delhi-110001 regarding Grant of proper relief and interest free loan to the BSNL employees suffered from recent floods in Surat City vide letter no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/2006-07/140  Dated: 4th October, 2006 Click Here for Letter

04.10.2006:- MEETING WITH CMD,BSNL :- GS & FS met CMD,BSNL & discussed 1) EXECUTIVE PROMOTION POLICY :-CMD, BSNL informed that BSNL will give presentation on Executives  Promotion Policy on Friday i.e 06/10/2006 at 1130 hrs. to Secretary, DOT .  If the same is approved  by Secretary ,DOT  on Friday, then action will be taken for implementation of the EXECUTIVE PROMOTION POLICY.

04.10.2006:- MEETING WITH DIR (OPERATIONS), BSNL :- GS  met DIR(OP),BSNL & discussed 1)GSM Mobile Connection with call limits to all the Executives, Enhancement of free call limit, :- Dir(OP) informed that minutes of the earlier management Committee on the above subject have been confirmed .Orders will be issued very shortly.

04/10/2006 :- Broad Band Service Connection:- Orders will be issued soon after getting confirmation of the minutes in the Management Committee meeting to be held on 06/10/2006.

01/10/2006 :- AIBSNLEA WISHES  ON THE OCCASION OF 6th BSNL DAY CELEBRATIONS TO ONE AND ALL 

30.9.2006:-RETIREMENT ON SUPERANNUATIONS IN THE CADRE OF STS/TTS  of EXECUTIVE GRADE w.e.f 30/09/2006.WE WISH THEM VERY HAPPY & PROSPEROUS RETIRED LIFE - Click here for Order

30.09.2006:-RETIREMENT ON SUPERANNUATIONS IN THE CADRE OF SDE(TELECOM) W.E.F 30/09/2006. WE WISH THEM VERY HAPPY & PROSPEROUS RETIRED LIFE- Click here for Order

30.09.2006:-RETIREMENT ON SUPERANNUATIONS IN THE CADRE OF STS(Regular)/STS(Adhoc)/Sr.AOs/AOs  BELONG TO ACCOUNTS & FINANCE SERVICES W.E.F 30/09/2006.WE WISH THEM VERY HAPPY & PROSPEROUS RETIRED LIFE- Click here for order

29.09.2006:-GS writes to Shri A.K. Sinha, Chairman & Managing Director, BSNL, New Delhi-110001 regarding Suggestions/Views regarding new sales & distribution Policy- 2006”  (Formally Known as Franchisee Policy) vide letter no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/2006-07/138  dated 28-09-2006 Click Here for Letter

28.09.2006:- MEETING WITH DIR(HRD),BSNL :- GS  met DIR(HRD),BSNL & discussed 1) EXECUTIVE PROMOTION POLICY :-Dir(HRD, BSNL informed that BSNL will give Presentation on Executives  Promotion Policy on Friday i.e 06/10/2006 at 1130 hrs. to Secretary, DOT .  If the same is approved  by Secretary ,DOT  on Friday, then action will be taken for implementation of the EXECUTIVE PROMOTION POLICY.2)GSM Mobile Connection with call limits to all the Executives, Enhancement of free call limit, Broad Band Service Connection:- Dir(HRD) informs that Orders will be issued soon after getting confirmation of the minutes in the Management Committee meeting to be held next week. 3) PENDING ISSUES CONCERNING ARCHITECTURE /ELECTRICAL/ CIVIL/ACCOUNTS :- Dir(HRD) Informs that He will hold meetings with concerned department shortly.

28.09.2006:- EXECUTIVE PROMOTION POLICY :- It is decided that BSNL will give Presentation on Executives  Promotion Policy on Friday i.e 06/10/2006 at 1130 hrs. to Secretary, DOT

28.09.2006:-GS, Auditor and AFS met  Shri  Satish Tandon DDG(Est),DOTand discussed 1)  Withdrawal of benefit of pay fixation under FR 22(1)a(i) to JTOs and SDEs on their vertical promotion issued byI DOT vide ltr NO.1-4(34)/2000-PAT dated 06/09/2006 :-We apposed the wrong interpretation made by CCA,Gujarat Circle for  letter (as mentioned above) issued by DOT. DDG(E) informed that Order has been issued with immediate effect which will not effect the JTOs/SDEs absorbed inin BSNL/MTNL.He assures to intervene in the matter. (2) Seniority List of TES Group"B" officers (SDEs) :- We have demanded that Provisional Seniority list issued in Sept 2005 may be finalized and issued as early as possible. DDG assures to look into .3) Refund of CGEGIS :- DDG(E) , DOT informed that the case is still pending with MOF-for Clearance. 

28.09.2006 :- ABSORPTION OF GROUP"A' OFFICERS-COURT CASE :- The Group ‘A’ absorption case was heard on 27/09/2006  in the Hon’ble Delhi High Court .Next date of hearing is fixed on 04/10/2006.

27.09.2006 :- CONFERENCE OF AIBSNLEA,HYDERABAD TELECOM DISTRICT :- The 2nd  bi- annual District Conference of   Hyderabad Telecom District AIBSNLEA Branch  held on 27th September, 2006 under the presidentship of Com. Raghavarao at Hotel Ashoka, Hyderabad.  Com. Ramana, ADS welcomed the guests and invitees. Shri P.S.R. Krishna, PGM, Hyderabad Telecom District was the Chief Guest. & Com. Prahlad Rai, our GS was the Guest of Honour for the Open Session.  District Secy. Com. J Saibaba, has presented the key note address. Shri Chandel, PCE, Electrical, Shri Jain, CE, Civil, Shri Manohar, GM(North) HTD, Shri Satyanarayana, GM (Plg.),HTD,  Shri P.V.Satyanarayana, GM(South), HTD, Shri Damodar Rao, GM (Central) HTD, and Shri Madhusudana Rao, DGM(A) HTD attended and addressed the Open Session.  Sr.Officers of HTD, Senior comrades of SNEA (I) also attended the conference. Around 350 executives of twin cities attended the colourful open session.

 Com. Venugopal Reddy, CS, and Com.B.S. Reddy, AGS, of our Association addressed the Open Session.

 Com. Prahlad Rai, GS, in his address on this occasion,  elucidated various  issues since the formation of BSNL. He clarified the doubts regarding the payment of pension to BSNL employees which was agitating in the minds of our executives. The events taken place for the announcement of Perks, and PLI also explained. He told that our association took up the case for extending the PLI benefit to all BSNL executives and Officers with enhanced upper limit irrespective of their status of absorption. He expressed serious resentment against delay in implementing the Executives’ Promotion Policy. He informed that  the status of the issues will be discussed in the ensuing CWC meeting at Bhubaneswar on 14/15 Oct.2006 and future course of actions will also  be decided.   All the guests were felicitated with mementos. Com.Rajendra Prasad, OS, HTD, proposed vote of thanks.

26.09.2006 :- GS writes to Shri A.K. Sinha, Chairman & Managing Director, BSNL, New Delhi-110001 regarding(a) Sanction of Special Pay for the staff working in TEC Wing of QA Circle vide letter no.  AIBSNLEA/CHQ/2005-06/131 Dated 26th Sept’ 2006  Click Here for Letter (b) Disparity in Pay Fixation of Arch. Asstt. Grade - II and Gr-I vide letter no.  AIBSNLEA/CHQ/2005-06/132 Dated 26th Sept’ 2006  Click Here for Letter

26.09.2006:-1) GS writes to DDG(Pers.) regarding consideration of various requests for inter-circle transfers in the cadre of SDEs (Telecom) and JTO(Telecom). Click here 2) GS writes to DDG(Pers.) regarding consideration of various requests for inter-circle transfers in the cadre of DEs(Telecom). Click here.3) GS writes to DDG(SPF) regarding consideration of various requests for inter-circle transfers in the cadre of JAOs/AOs/CAOs. Click here.4) GS writes to Sr.DDG(BW.) regarding consideration of various requests for inter-circle transfers in the cadre of SDEs (Civil) and JTO(Civil).Click here 5) GS writes to DDG(Pers.) regarding correction in the All India Seniority of TES Group ‘B’ Officers.Click here.

23.09.2006:- EXECUTIVE PROMOTION POLICY :- BSNL will give Presentation on Executives  Promotion Policy to Secretary, DOT in the 1st week of Oct,2006 

22.09.2006 :-Presentation on Executives  Promotion Policy by BSNL to Secretary, DOT scheduled  on Friday i.e 22/09/2006 at 1100 hrs. could not be held due to urgent meeting decided by Hon'ble MOC.

22.09.2006 :-AAO Pay Scale case came for hearing today. Pleading has been completed & posted for arguments on 23rd March 2007.

21.09.2006 :-GS writes to Shri D.S. Mathur, Chairman Telecom Commission & Secretary, DoT, Government of India, New Delhi regarding withdrawal of benefit of pay fixation under FR 22(1) (a) (i) to JTOs and SDEs on their Vertical Promotion after Lateral Advancement - Our Protest against Click Here for Letter

21.09.2006:- EXECUTIVE PROMOTION POLICY :- BSNL will give Presentation on Executives  Promotion Policy on Friday i.e 22/09/2006 at 1100 hrs. to Secretary, DOT . We have already expressed our views/suggestion on Executives  Promotion Policy  to  Secretary, DOT  in the meeting held on 12/09/2006. If the same is approved  by Secretary ,DOT  on Friday, then order will be issued next week.

21.09.2006 :-ALL THE CIRCLE SECRETARIES/DISTRICT SECRETARIES/BRANCH SECRETARIES ARE REQUESTED TO CHECK THE MAILING LIST ON WHICH TELEWAVE IS BEING DISPATCHED.  ANY CORRECTION OR ADDITION MAY IMMEDIATELY   BE INTIMATED (QUOTING THE ENTRY NO. IN THE MAILING LIST) TO SHRI J K MISHRA, EDITOR, TELWAVE AT [email protected]

Click Here FOR MAILING LIST  

21.09.2006:- ALL THE CIRCLE SECRETARIES ARE REQUESTED TO SEND THE MAILING ADDRESS (POSTAL ADDRESS) OF CIRCLE PRESIDENT, CIRCLE SECRETARY, FINANCIAL SECRETARY AND CWC MEMBER (IF ANY FROM THAT CIRCLE) TO [email protected] or [email protected] IN ORDER TO DESPATCH TELEWAVE

21.09.2006 :-On our persuasion MTNL has issued instruction regarding Service Telecom Facility i.e. Provision of Service / Concessional Telephone Connection and Telecom Facilities for BSNL by MTNL and vice versa on reciprocal basis vide letter no. MTNL/CO/COML/MS/HANDSET/2003 dated 16.09.2006. Click Here for Letter

18.09.2006 at 1830 hrs.:- BSNL BOARD MEETING:- Shri Y S Bhave Spl. Secretary, DOT could not attend meeting today, discussion on Executive Promotion Policy, PLI (Productive linked Incentive)- (including removal of upper limit of Rs.12500/ -PLI )remains inconclusive. BSNL Board meeting will continue tomorrow.

 

18.09.2006 at 1700 hrs.:- BSNL BOARD MEETING:- Meeting started at 3 PM. As assured to our Association during Agitation, Executive Promotion Policy, PLI (Productive linked Incentive)- (including removal of upper limit of Rs.12500/-PLI ) will be discussed in the meeting

 

18.09.2006:- GSM Mobile Connection with call limits to all the Executives, Enhancement of free call limit, Broad Band Service Connection:- Order is expected very shortly.

 

18.09.2006:- Reversion of 1966 SDEs -Court Case:-  Case heard on 14/09/06 in Hon'ble Court, Delhi  and next date of hearing is fixed on 18/10/06.

 

18.09.2006:- GS writes to 1) Shri A K Sinha,CMD,BSNL regarding Affairs of Punjab Telecom Circle wherein BSNL executives are being harassed in a systematic manner. Click here.2)Sr.DDG (BW),BSNL regarding consideration of various requests for inter-circle transfers in the cadre of JTOs/SDEs Civil.Click here.

 

16.09.2006:- GS, President, Org. Secretary (W) & Circle Secretary Gujarat Circle attended & addressed the Special General Body Meeting of Mehsana, Himmat Nagar & Palanpur Branches at Mehsana (Gujarat). Shri Raman Lal, GMTD, Mehsana also addressed Combined Special General Body Meeting. Comrade GS appraised the status of HR issues & efforts being made to resolve the pending grievances of BSNL Executives. He also replied all the queries made by the members to their satisfaction. A large number of members of above three branches attended the Special General Body Meeting at Mehsana. 

 

16.09.2006:- GS, President, Org. Secretary (W) & Circle Secretary Gujarat Circle during their visit to Surat visited the most flood effected areas including Telephones Exchanges. In some Telephone Exchanges building water level was upto 11 feet. Our staffs were held up more than three days in these Telephone Exchanges.   BSNL mobile service was only working &  all other private Operator services were failed at that time. Our  staffs without bothering their personnel life as well as their families, who were adversely affected  due to flood, fully devoted for immediate restoration of Telecom Services & the services were restored in the shortest period. Our CHQ has demanded proper Appreciation, Honorarium & Financial help to the effected employees of BSNL immediately.

 

15.09.2006:- CEC MEETING OF GUJARAT CIRCLE:-GS, President & Org. Secretary (W) attended & addressed the Circle Executive Committee Meeting of Gujarat Circle at Ahemdabad on 15.09.2006. A colorful & dignified Open Session was arranged on the occasion. Shri D.K. Agrawal, CGMT, Gujrat Circle was the Chief Guest, Shri R.K. Bhatnagar PGMTD, Ahemdabad & Shri Mohinder Singh GM (Finance) Gujarat Telecom Circle were the Guest of Honor. The Open session was addressed by the distinguished Guests & CHQ Office Bearers. Com. GS, President & Org. Secretary (W) in their address appraised in detail the status of the HR issues, pending grievances & express serious concern towards viability of BSNL & Group ‘A’ absorption in BSNL. During internal session Com. GS replied all the queries made by the members to their satisfaction. About 300 members participated in the Programme. The Open Session continued from 4 PM to 7 PM.

 

14.09.2006:- Spl.GB meeting of Surat and Valsad TD (GUJ) Branches:-A large gathering  attended  Spl.GB Meeting  of Surat and Valsad TD Branches  held on 14/09/2006 at Surat. GS,Pres. Shri C M Saste OS(W) and Shri A B Patel CS,Gujarat circle attended and addressed the gathering .GS apprised status of HR issues and issues related to viability of BSNL.GS replied all queries raised by members to their satisfaction.

 

 

14.09.2006:-   Shri Prahlad Rai, General Secretary, Shri Pradeep Goel, Asst. General Secretary met Jt.DDG (B/W) 13/09/2006and the following matters were discussed:

(i)                 Relieving of members from Department of Post: All the members who have been repatriated from Department of Posts but have not yet been relieved from Department of Posts are requested to send individual representations to Shri Pradeep Goel so that their matter can be taken up with the administration.

(ii)                Promotion from JTO(C) to SDE(C): The process for DPC for promotion from JTO(C) to SDE(C) has already been initiated and promotions are expected soon.

(iii)             Promotion from SDE(C) to EE(C): The Process for promotion from SDE(C) to EE(C) is likely to start soon, it will consider vacancies of EE(C) as on March 2007.

(iv)                          Tenure Transfers : It has been  assured that no mid session tenure transfers would be done in mid session. Only request transfers for vacant posts would be considered.

 

 

14.09.2006:- GSM Mobile Connection with call limits to all the Executives, Enhancement of free call limit: -As per assurance given at the time of our agitation, it is learnt that the proposal for providing GSM Mobile connection for all Executives and enhancement of free call limit for land line connection has been approved by BSNL Management Committee in its meeting held on 13/09/2006.Orders in this regard expected shortly. Promotion Policy for BSNL Executives is likely to be taken up in the BSNL Board meeting to be held on 18/09/2006.

 

 

13.09.2006:- GS & President met Director (Finance) & discussed :- (a) Impressed upon for finalizations of the Executives Promotion Policy in the Management committee meeting to be held today, so that in the next Board Meeting to be held on 18/09/2006 the same can be approved as assured :- Director (Finance) informed that the Executives Promotion Policy as assured to AIBSNLEA will be discussed in today's meeting and going to be discussed on 18/09/2006 in BSNL Board meeting. We also requested to consider the views / suggestions regarding improvement in the Promotion Policy, implementation of all revised / upgraded pay scales w.e.f. 01.10.200 & one time placement of SDE to Sr. SDE grade etc. b) Removal of upper limit of Rs.12500/-(Productive linked Incentive) PLI :-Director (F) assures to look into.

 

 

 

13.09.2006:- GS & President met Director (Operations) & discussed :- 1)GSM Mobile with call limits to all the Executives, Enhancement of Free Call Limit: -Dir(O) informed that the issue is being discussed in today's Management meeting and will be finalised in BSNL Board meeting to be held on 18/09/2006. (2 Impressed upon for finalizations of the Executives Promotion Policy in the Management committee meeting to be held today, so that in the next Board Meeting to be held on 18/09/2006 the same can be approved as assured :- Director (Operations) informed that the Executives Promotion Policy as assured to AIBSNLEA will be discussed in today's meeting and going to be discussed on 18/09/2006 in BSNL Board meeting. We also requested to consider the views / suggestions regarding improvement in the Promotion Policy, implementation of all revised / upgraded pay scales w.e.f. 01.10.200 & one time placement of SDE to Sr. SDE grade etc

 

13.09.2006:- GS & President met Director (HRD) & discussed :-(a) Impressed upon for finalizations of the Executives Promotion Policy in the Management committee meeting to be held today, so that in the next Board Meeting to be held on 18/09/2006 the same can be approved as assured :- Director (HRD) informed that the Executives Promotion Policy as assured to AIBSNLEA will be discussed in today's meeting and going to be discussed on 18/09/2006 in BSNL Board meeting. We also requested to consider the views / suggestions regarding improvement in the Promotion Policy, implementation of all revised / upgraded pay scales w.e.f. 01.10.200 & one time placement of SDE to Sr. SDE grade etc. 

 

13.09.2006:- GS & President met CMD,BSNL & discussed :-(a) Impressed upon for finalizations of the Executives Promotion Policy in the Management committee meeting to be held today, so that in the next Board Meeting to be held on 18/09/2006 the same can be approved as assured :-CMD,BSNL informed that the Executives Promotion Policy as assured to AIBSNLEA will be discussed in today's meeting and going to be discussed on 18/09/2006 in BSNL Board meeting. We also requested to consider the views / suggestions regarding improvement in the Promotion Policy, implementation of all revised / upgraded pay scales w.e.f. 01.10.200 & one time placement of SDE to Sr. SDE grade etc. 

 

12.09.2006:-1) Tenure transfer order in the cadre of SDEs(Telecom)-Click here. 2)Tenure transfer order in the cadre of SDEs(Telecom)-Click here.

                                        

12.09.2006:-Promotion of 14 JTOs to SDEs(Telecom)-Order issued-Click here

 

12.09.2006:-GS, President & AGS (C/E) met DDG (Pers.) BSNL & discussed

(a) Implementation of Executives Promotion Policy :- We imprested upon early finalisation of the report to put up before BSNL Board  Meeting being held on 18.09.2006; DDG (Pers.) BSNL informed that efforts are being made to finalize the report on Promotion Policy at the earliest so that it is placed in the next Board Meeting.

(B) Holding of DPC from JTO(T) to SDE(T)  :- DDG (Pers.) BSNL  informed that the efforts are being made to get ensure that exact vacant TES Group 'B' posts. This exercise is expected to be completed soon and thereafter immediately the Promotion orders will be released by the end of Sept'2006.

(C) Holding of DPC from SDE(T) to DE(Adhoc) to fill up vacant 2315 deS POSTS :- DDG (Pers.) BSNL  informed that EFFORTS ARE BEING MADE TO COLLECT SCREENING REPORT FROM VARIOUS circles AT THE EARLIEST SO THAT dpc IS COMPLETED BY END OF oCT'2006.

(D) implementation OF uP-GRADED PAY-SCALE FOR css staffs IN bsnl :- DDG (Pers.) BSNL  informed that  THE ISSUE WILL BE DISCUSSED IN THE mANAGEMENT cOMMITTEE & THEREAFTER IN THE bsnl bOARD meeting SOON.   

 

12.09.2006:-GS,President,AGS Shri Pradeep Goel,FS and AFS met Shri D S Mathur Secretary,DOTand discussed 1) Payment of Pension to BSNL Employees :- We strongly protested against DoT letter dated 15.06.2006 which is causing lot of frustration and unrest in the minds of BSNL employees. Secretary,DOT informed that the issue will be discussed in Telecom Commission Meeting. He also appreciated our concern and anxiety on the issue.2) Withdrawal of benefit of pay fixation under FR 22(1)a(i) to JTOs and SDEs on their vertical promotion issued byI DOT vide ltr NO.1-4(34)/2000-PAT dated 06/09/2006 :-We apposed the letter return by DOT.  Secretary, DOT informed that the it was compulsion on the part of the DOT to issue this order to comply  para raised by DAP&CAG. He also clarified the order will take immediate effect but not retrospective effect. He informed that you may contact Member (S), DOT for further clarifications. 3) Refund of CGEGIS :- Secretary, DOT informed that the case has already been taken up with MOF- Clearance awaited. He also assured to use his good offices to interact with Secretary, Finance in the matter.(4) implementation of Executives Promotion Policy offered to group "B" officers at the time of absorption in BSNL :-Secretary, DOT assures to look into.(5) Absorption of Group 'A' Officers :-  We demanded an early settlement of the issue otherwise it will have bad impact on viability of the BSNL. He also appreciated our concern and anxiety on the issue. we are always open for discussion with ITSA. It seems that ITSA is also interested for discussion. He also  informed that dialog have been started with ITSA. We have allowed adhoc payment of Rs.2750/- to non-optees with pending absorption. Similarly, DPC has also conducted to fill up some SAG and advisor posts. But We have told him that DOT initiative should not be taken in he manner that Group "A" officers may enjoy the benefits of the BSNL without absorption in BSNL. Secretary, DOT informed that let us create a conducive atmosphere. He also informed that he is very much optimistic that the issue will be settled shortly.(6) AMC and Out sourcing in BSNL :- We strongly protested on the issue . lot of money is being drained  from BSNL in the name of AMC and Out sourcing in BSNL where as we are having expertise man power to maintain Exchanges as well as compilation of billing work.Secretary, DOT assures to look into.(7) Appointment of retired and Voluntarily retired non-Executives and Executives of BSNL :- we strongly protested against appointment of retired and Voluntarily retired non-Executives and Executives  by the Private Telecom operators .Secretary, DOT assures to look into.(8) Grant of NAVARATNA status to BSNL :-We have requested him to use his good offices in getting NAVARATNA status to BSNL to have more autonomy in decision making. Secretary, DOT informed that issue has already been taken up with DPE and decision is expected soon.

 

12.09.2006:-GS,President,AGS Shri Pradeep Goel,FS and AFS met Shri A K Saxena Member (Services),DOTand discussed 1) Payment of Pension to BSNL Employees :- We strongly protested against DoT letter dated 15.06.2006 which is causing lot of frustration and unrest in the minds of BSNL employees. Member(S),DOT informed that Govt. has already assured that BSNL employees will get Pension under Rule 37-A as govt. pension. There should not be any further confusion on the issue. Letter written to BSNL is an internal arrangement between Govt. and BSNL.2) Withdrawal of benefit of pay fixation under FR 22(1)a(i) to JTOs and SDEs on their vertical promotion issued byI DOT vide ltr NO.1-4(34)/2000-PAT dated 06/09/2006 :-We apposed the letter return by DOT.  Member (S), DOT informed that  it was compulsion on the the part of the DOT to issue this order to comply  para raised by DAP&CAG but it is applicable to JTOs and SDEs telecom belongs DOT. It has got no relevance with JTOs and SDEs absorbed in BSNL/MTNL.  (3) Absorption of Group "B" officers who  faces disciplinary cases:-  Member(S), DOT assures to look into

 

12.09.2006:-BSNL BOARD  MEETING IS FIXED ON 18/09/2006.AS ASSURED TO OUR ASSOCIATION, EXECUTIVES PROMOTION POLICY WILL BE DISCUSSED IN THIS MEETING

 

 

11.09.2006:-WITDRAWAL OF BENEFIT -PAY FIXATION UNDER FR 22(1)a(i) TO JTOs AND SDEs ON THEIR VERTICAL PROMOTION ISSUED BY DOT VIDE LTR NO.1-4(34)/2000-PAT DATED 06/09/2006.(Click Here for order copy):- We strongly protest unjust and arbitrary order issued by DOT. This issue will be taken up in the scheduled meeting  granted to AIBSNLEA to be held on 12/09/2006 at 11AM with Secretary, DOT.  Click Here for Protest letter

 

 

9.09.2006:- Holding of DPC to fill up the vacant 2315 DEs posts on adhoc basis.:-BSNL CO has asked Circles to submit ACRs and along with assessment sheet  by concerned DGM(Admn.) on the dates mentioned to Corporate office. Click Here for Letter

 

 

9.09.2006:- Shri Niranjan Singh, Director (HRD) BSNL, New Delhi addressed the special General Body Meeting of Rajasthan Circle at Jaipur . He was felicitated on his benign presence at Jaipur for the First Time after assuming the high office of Director (HRD) BSNL Board. Shri Mohan Lal Gumber, CGMT, Rajasthan Circle Presided over the function, Shri A.K. Jain, PGMTD, Jaipur, Shri H.P. Meena, GM (Finance) Rajasthan Circle were the Guests of Honour. Shri M.L. Pareek, Circle President gave vote of thanks. Shri K.G. Pareek, Branch Secretary, JP TD convened the Meeting.  A large number of members attended the meeting. The big conference Hall of Hotel Diana Palace, Jaipur was jam - Packed. [ Glimpses of the Event ]

GS in his address raised the pending grievances of Executives in BSNL for requesting early settlement [ Click Here for Memorandum ].  Director (HRD) in his address replied in detail all the items of Memorandum i.e.

(1) Executives Promotion Policy :- He informed that the Promotion Policy has been discussed in the Management Committee but remains inclusive. Soon after getting approved in Management Committee will be placed in the BSNL Board Meeting. Efforts are being made for implementation by the end of Sept'2006. He informed that the suggestions/views given by the Association are being discussed viz One time placement of the SDEs in the Sr. SDE Grade, Date of effect of implementation of revised IDA Pay Scales for Executives w.e.f. 01.10.2000 etc. He assured that some issues  at the time of implementation of Promotion Policy if not considered, will further be dealt  separately.

(2) Payment of Pension to BSNL Employees :- that BSNL has already written to DoT against DoT letter dated 15.06.2006  because it is causing lot of frustration and unrest in the minds of BSNL employees.

(3) Absorption of Group 'A' Officers :-  that the dialogue between ITSA & DoT Administration has been started. It seems that now the issue may settle soon.

(4) Refund of CGEGIS :-  that case is pending with Jt. Secy (Finance) MOF for clearance. The Audit & Controller of Accounts has already given the clearance. Secretary DoT has also sent two DO letters to Secretary (Finance) MOF in this regard. Soon the clearance from Ministry of Finance is expected. The saving amount [70%] with interest table will be  refunded.

(5) Grant of Various Perks for the Executives in BSNL :-   that officers in SAG/JAG have been granted Entertainment Allowance in lieu of Diet Allowance. Now the suggestions / views of the Association regarding entertainment allowance, Transport allowance based on Petrol Charges, Winter/Summer Dress etc will be looked into.

(6) Fixation of AAOs Pay Scales under FR(22) & implementation of upgraded pay scale for CSS staff in BSNL :-  that soon meeting is being conducted with Director (Finance) to resolve the issues.

(7) Restoration of the Powers delegated to the CGMs to create posts on temporary/Adhoc/Regular basis :-  that the issue will be discussed in BSNL Board Meeting in the changed situation shortly.

(8) Transparent Transfer Policy :-  that the Committee constituted under the Chairmanship of Sr. DDG (Restructuring)  BSNL is finalizing the report. Soon the views / suggestions of the Union / Associations will be taken before implementation.

(9) Holding of DPCs of SDEs grades and STS Group 'A' grades in all disciplines :-  that BSNL Corporate Office has already initiated action to fill up vacant STS Group 'A' posts & AOs / SDEs grades posts in all disciplines. The promotion orders will be issued in the time scheduled as already assured to Association.

(10) Recruitment of JTO/JAO : - Soon action will be taken to recruit JAOs about 2642 JTOs [outside quota] has recently been recruited.

(11) Revision of pay scale for Official Language Officers, AD (OL) :- Shortly issue will be settled.

(12) HR issues related to Civil/Electrical Wing :-  that soon meeting will be arranged with Sr. DDG (BW), Sr. DDG (Electrical) & Sr. DDG (Architect) to discuss the issue.

(13) Sanction of Man Power plan – 2006 posts  : -  that now the issue is delinked from PPA & will be discussed in BSNL Board for early sanction.

(14) GSM Mobile & Broad Band service connections to all the Executives, Enhancement of Free Call Limit, Review of policy guidelines for extension of concessional Telephone facility to retire/retiring employees of BSNL & SE Category Telephone Transfer : -  that all these issues are being discussed in the Management Committee Meetings & shortly decision will be taken in BSNL Board Meeting.

(15) Viability of BSNL:-   that BSNL Board is also equally concern on the issues.   He told that unbundling of BSNL’s last line copper can be avoided only when we are able to use the copper network fully & discourage surrender of the land lines. He also informed that Grant of Navratna status to BSNL is expected soon. Regarding Stopping of AMC and outsourcing :- Director (HRD) BSNL assured to look into.

(16) BSNL MRS Facility :- Director (HRD) BSNL assured that  all the hospitals recognized by CGHS  will be empanelled by BSNL.

(17) Productivity Linked Incentive :-  that  decision on PLI - 2005-06 is expected soon & matter is under consideration to BSNL Board. Efforts are being made for some improvement from last year PLI.

 

 

9.09.2006:- The Government has mooted a proposal to merge IDA paid to profitable PSU employees with their basic salaries. BSNL has already committed to pay merged IDA to its employees. But this will have to wait till a committee is appointed to review pay scales. For this , the Department of Public Enterprises has moved a note to the Cabinet, which is likely to be taken up next week. - (Source- Economic Times-THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 07, 2006 01:55:25 AM)

 

 

 

9.09.2006:- GS writes to CMD, BSNL regarding Harassment and victimization of the BSNL executives by General Manager Alwar Telecom District in Rajasthan Telecom Circle vide letter No.  AIBSNLEA/CHQ/Misc/2006-07/104   Date: 01-09-2006 Click Here for Letter

 

 

7.09.2006:-ABSORPTION OF GROUP "A" OFFICERS :-The case filed by ITSA in Hon'ble  High Court Delhi was heard for about half an hour. But due to more pending cases, hearing is postponed to 27/09/2006.The case filed by Group "A" officers of Civil Wing is also clubbed and same will be heard on 27/09/2006 on day to day basis.

 

 

7.09.2006:- MEETING WITH DIRECTOR(HRD),BSNL :-GS and FS met Director (HRD) and discussed :-1)PROMOTION POLICY FOR BSNL EXECUTIVES :- Dir(HRD) informed that report on Promotion Policy for BSNL Executives was discussed in detail in the meeting of Managemnt Committee but remains inconclusive. Further discussions will take place in next Management meeting. Director (HRD) reiterated  that the Executives Promotion Policy as assured to AIBSNLEA will be implemented by the end of Sept'2006 positively. 2) DPC for promotion to DET on adhoc basis (Left out cases ):- He assured early action in the matter.

 

7.09.2006:- PROMOTION POLICY FOR BSNL EXECUTIVES :- As assurance given to our Association by BSNL Management, matter came up for discussion  in the meeting of Management Committee on 06/09/2006 and discussion on the above matter continued  today i.e 07/09/2006 also.

 

 

7.09.2006:-VOLUNTEERS CALLED FOR QA CIRCLE :- QA Circle is needing DEs and SDEs to the following QA Centers urgently and called for volunteers from officers of these cadres for transfer to QA Circle and further posting to these QA centers.

SLNO

STATION

REQUIREMENT

SDEs

DETs

01.

BHILAI

1

-

02.

BHOPAL

2

-

03.

JABALPUR

2

-

04.

NEW DELHI

5

3

05.

MUMBAI

3

2

06.

SOLAN(HP)

2

1

 

 

 

6.09.2006:-AIBSNLEA along with other representatives of Joint Forum met Secretary Telecom Shri D.S.Mathur in a scheduled meeting on 06.09.2006. We protested against DOT letter dated 15.06.06 regarding payment of pension to BSNL employees. Secretary DOT appreciated our concern and assured that the issue will be further discussed in detail after 18.09.2006 on returning of Shri Y.S.Bhave, SST from abroad. He also agreed with us that due to uncertainty in ITS Group'A' officers' absorption, BSNL operation, maintenance and growth is adversely affected. He further stated that he will call soon ITSA for discussion. He also assured us that we will be again called for discussion on above issues shortly.

 

 

6.09.2006:-Holding of DPC to fillf up the vacant 2315 DEs posts on ad hoc basis.:-About 6-7 Telecom Circles have sent screening report of eligible SDEs Telecom to BSNL Corporate Office till date. All the circles are being further directed by BSNL Corporate Office to send the screening report of eligible SDEs by 15.09.06 positively. All the Circle Secretaries are requested to ensure immediate dispatch of the same and to further ensure that Circle should clearly mention the details of eligible SDEs for promotion i.e. expired, transferred from circle, already promoted, resigned / voluntary retired/ retired etc so that all vacant DEs posts can be filled up.

 

 

 

2.09.2006:- GS,CSs of  Delhi and TCHQ Circle met Director (HRD). DDG(E), DDG(P) and DDG(SR) were also present in the meeting. Details of discussions are as follows:-The issues related to Implementation of Executives Promotion Policy i.e improvement in the Promotion Policy, implementation of all revised / upgraded pay scales w.e.f. 01.10.2000 & one time placement of SDE to Sr. SDE grade etc.The meeting started at 1400 hrs. ended by 1700 hrs. Director (HRD) informed that the Executives Promotion Policy as assured to AIBSNLEA will be implemented by the end of Sept'2006 positively and also assured to look into  the views / suggestions given by Association. 

 

19.08.2006:-PROMOTION POLICY OF BSNL EXECUTIVES :- GS CONTACTED ONE OF THE MEMBER OF THE PROMOTION COMMITTEE. HE CONFIRMED THAT AS PER ASSURANCE GIVEN BY DIR(HRD) IN THE MEETING HELD ON 18/08/2006 WITH AIBSNLEA MET TODAY I.E 19/8/2006 IN THE CHAMBER OF CHAIRMAN PROMOTION COMMITTEE SHRI Y S BHAVE SST, DOT AND SIGNED THE RECOMMENDATIONS ON EXECUTIVES PROMOTION POLICY. IT IS EXPECTED THAT THE RECOMMENDATIONS ON EXECUTIVES PROMOTION POLICY WILL BE SUBMITTED TO BSNL BOARD ON MONDAY I.E. 21/09/2006.

18.08.2006:-TALKS FAILED, IMPLEMENT TRADE UNION ACTIONS AS SCHEDULED. WE CALL UP ON ALL MEMBERS AND ACTIVISTS IN BRANCH AND CIRCLES TO WHOLE HEARTEDLY PARTICIPATE IN THE STRUGGLE AND MAKE  IT A GRAND SUCCESS. SNEA(I) HAS BEEN REQUESTED TO EXTEND THEIR ACTIVE SUPPORT

18.08.2006:-GS, President, FS met Director (HRD) on his Invitation to discuss the charter of demands. Sr. DDG (Estt.) and DDG (SR) were also present in the meeting. All the issues were discussed in detail in the marathon meeting continued for 4 Hrs. (1030 Hrs. to 1430 Hrs.).

(a) Implementation of Executives Promotion Policy :- Director (HRD) informed that Shri Y.S. Bhave, SST DoT is holding Promotion Committee Members Meeting tomorrow forenoon and most probably it will be signed tomorrow itself and will be submitted to BSNL Board immediately.

(b) Grant of Perks to Executives in BSNL :- Sr. DDG (Estt.) informed that the order was finalized but some corrections were further required. The same exercise is going on an order will be issued shortly.

(c) Date of effect of Implementation of revised IDA Pay Scales for the Executives w.e.f. 1-10-2000:- Director (HRD) informed that the issue is a part of Executives Promotion Policy in all respect hence at the time of implementation of Executives Promotion Policy the same will be implemented.

(d) One time placement of the SDEs in the Sr. SDEs grade:-  Director (HRD) advised DDG(SR) to further interact with our association on the available instructions of DoT and recorded proceedings of the various meetings.

(e) Payment of pension to BSNL Employees:- Director (HRD) informed that the matter has already been taken up with the DoT Administration to reconsider the letter issued on 15.06.2006.

(F) REFUND OF CGEGIS: -  DDG (SR) informed that he has already spoken to DDG (Estt.) DoT in the matter and DDG (Estt.) informed that a D.O. letter is being sent to Secretary (Finance), Ministry of Finance from Secretary DoT for immediate refund of CGEGIS amount.

(G) Filling up STS Group 'A' Posts in all disciplines :- Director (HRD)  informed that to fill up about 2300 DE (T) posts screening report of eligible SDE (T) have been called from all CGMs by 31st Aug' 2006. On receipt of screening report the process of DPC will immediately start. Promotion from SDE (C) to EE (C) on Adhoc basis have already been issued yesterday. The vigilance clearance of eligible Sr. AOs to fill up about 400 CAOs Posts on adhoc basis have been called for the DPC process which has already been started.

(H) Promotion from JTO grades to SDE grades :-  Director (HRD) informed that the necessary informations regarding vacant SDE (T) Posts to be filled up on seniority cum fitness quota has been called for.

(I) Fixation of  AAOs pay scale under FR (22):-   DDG (SR) will discuss the matter with DDG (FP) in your presence for settlement.

(J) Implementation of upgraded pay scale for CSS staff in BSNL:-  DDG (SR) informed that as per Finance wing advised matter is to be taken up with DoT for further clarification with regards to AAO pay scale pay fixation issue. We protested against this move  and requested to implement DoT instructions regarding CSS staff immediately. Director (HRD) assured to look into.

(K) Enhancement of Free Call Limit:-  Director (HRD) advised  to discuss the issues with Sr. DDG (CS) at the earliest .

(L) Other issues of importance i.e.  Revision of pay scale for Official Language Officers, AD(OL), Lateral advancement of JTOs (TFs) after 12 years of service/ ACP scheme after completion of 12 to JTOs in telecom factories, Up-gradation of steno Gr. III to Personnel Assistant as one time measure and issues related to Personnel Cell :- Directory (HRD) advised DDG (SR) to interact immediately with DDG (Pers) in the presence of AIBSNLEA representatives.

M) Comprehensive transfer policy in BSNL:- Dir(HRD) informed that the Committee constituted in BSNL on the issue is yet to be submit its recommendations. Views of the Association/Unions of non-Executives and Executives will also be taken in consideration before finalizations.

N) Absorption of Group "A" officers :- Dir(HRD) informed that matter is sub-Judie. But due to change of guard in DOT, now fruitful discussions between DOT and ITSA are expected.

DDG (SR) will be holding meeting with AIBSNLEA on 21st Aug' 2006 to discuss the remaining issues.

While discussion Director (HRD) made an appeal to withdraw the proposed Organisational Actions of AIBSNLEA looking into the positive approach of BSNL management. We assured Director (HRD) that on settlement of the issues Association may review its  decision regarding the same.

All the CHQ Office Bearers , CWC members, Circle / Branch Secretaries are requested to implement Organisational Actions  Programme in its full.

18.08.2006:- GS writes to Shri A K Sinha, Chairman Cum Managing Director BSNL, New Delhi-110001 regarding affairs of NE-I Telecom Circle Shilong, wherein circle management is harassing by issuing unilateral transfer orders and instructions to by-pass the SDEs/ DEs  and to directly to report to DEs/ DGMs vide letter no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/MISC/2006-07/91dated:10-08-2006. Click Here for Letter 

18.08.2006:- 1)Transfers and Postings in the grade of SDE(Civil)(After their transfers from Postal department). 2)Transfers and Postings in the grade of SDE(Civil). 3)Transfers and Postings in the grade of EE(Civil) 4)Extension of Adhoc promotion in the grade of EE(civil)

17.08.2006:- DIRECTOR (HRD), BSNL INVITES AIBSNLEA FOR DIALOGUE. MEETING IS FIXED AT 1030 HRS. ON 18/08/2006.

17.08.2006:-PROMOTION OF SDE(CIVIL) TO EE(CIVIL)-ORDER ISSUED (CLICK HERE)

17.08.2006:-MEETING WITH DIRECTOR (HRD),BSNL :- Shri R P Singh ,CP , Sanjay Bishnoi CS and Arvinder Singh ,DS,Dehradun Dist. of Uttranchal Circle met Dir(HRD) at Dehradun on 17/08/2006.They have discussed about long pending issues in detail and  submitted memorandum (Click here). Dir (HRD) informed that Perks order will be issued today and Promotion Policy report will be submitted by the committee to BSNL Board within 2 to 3 days.

16.08.2006:-GS writes to Com. G.L. Jogi, General Secretary  SNEA (I), New Delhi soliciting active support  to Organizational Actions Programme of AIBSNLEA as a matter of solidarity in the larger interest of the entire BSNL Executives. Click Here for Letter 

14.08.2006:-All the Circle Secretaries/Branch Secretaries are requested to implement the Organizational Action Programme in a successful manner

14.08.2006:-GS, President, FS and AFS met Secretary DoT as per the call given by Secretary DoT & discussed :-

(a) Impressed upon implementation of Executives  Promotion Policy in BSNL :- Secretary DoT after hearing us in detail assured an early action.

(b) Payment of pension to employees of BSNL; We protested against recent DoT letter dated 15.06.2006 regarding payment of pension to employees retired/retiring from DoT/BSNL. We requested for immediate withdrawn of said letter :- Secretary DoT assured to look into.

(c) Absorption of Group 'A' officers in BSNL :- Secretary DoT informed that matter is already known to me & after parliament session, I will be able to concentrate on this issue & other issues of importance. He assured after parliament session, we will be called for detail discussions.

14.08.2006:-GS, President, FS and AFS met Shri Y.S. Bhave Special Secretary, DoT & discussed :-(a) Impressed upon implementation of Executives  Promotion Policy in BSNL :- Shri Bhave informed that one member of the Promotion Committee Shri R.N. Prabhakar is on leave, on his return on 17.08.2006 Committee meeting will be convened & immediately recommendation will be submitted to BSNL Board.

(b) We requested SST to provide the copy of minutes of the meeting held on 16th June 2006 under the Chairmanship of Secretary DoT Dr. J. S. Sarma for the follow up actions of the decisions taken in the meeting.

14.08.2006:-AIBSNLEA was invited by DDG(SR) to discuss the Notice of Organizational Action served on dated 08.08.2006

GS, President & FS met DDG(SR) & Jt. DDG(SR)& discussed all the issues of Charter of demands in details. While discussions DDG(SR) appealed to withdraw the agitation since the issue are being addressed. We told that let the issues be settled, Association will further review the decision. DDG(SR) informed that Director (HRD) will hold meeting with AIBSNLEA on 18.08.2006 to discuss the grievances of Executives in BSNL.  

 

14.08.2006:-  Inter Circle Transfer and Posting in the cadre of SDEs(Telecom) -Click here for order copy

11.08.2006:- AIBSNLEA INVITED BY SECRETARY, DOT TO DISCUSS GRIEVANCES OF EXECUTIVES IN BSNL ON 14/08/2006

8AIBSNLEA  SERVED NOTICE TO BSNL  FOR ORGANIZATIONAL ACTIONS AGAINST NON - SETTLEMENT OF THE GRIEVANCES OF THE EXECUTIVES OF BSNL. 1)23/08/2006- MASS DEMONSTRATION DURING LUNCH/ CLOSING HOURS (AT BSNL CO/CIRCLE OFFICE HQs/SSA HQs). 2)30/08/2006-MASS DHARNA (AT BSNL CO/CIRCLE OFFICE HQs/SSA HQs).(FURTHER PROGRAMMES WILL BE INTIMATED IN DUE COURSE OF TIME AFTER CWC MEETING TO BE HELD AT BHUBANESWAR ON 9&10 TH SEPTEMBER 2006.ALL THE CHQ OFFICE BEARERS/CWC MEMBERS//CIRCLE /BRANCH SECRETARIES ARE REQUESTED TO ENSURE SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION OF ORGANISATIONAL ACTIONS). Click Here for the Notice.

810.08.2006:- GRANT OF PERKS TO EXECUTIVES OF BSNL :- IT IS RELIABLY  LEARNT THAT PERKS TO BSNL EXECUTIVES HAVE BEEN APPROVED BY  THE BSNL BOARD IN ITS  MEETING HELD ON 31/07/2006 AND MINUTES OF BSNL BOARD MEETING HAVE ALSO BEEN CONFIRMED. THE EXTRACT HAS BEEN GIVEN TO CONCERNED SECTION FOR ISSUING OF ORDERS.  ORDERS ARE BEING ISSUED SHORTLY. 

810.08.2006:- DPC FROM JTO(T) TO SDE(T) :-Due to constant persuasions, BSNL CO has called information from Circles regarding vacancies position in cadre of SDEs vide its lette no.2-21/2005-pers-II. dated 09/08/2006. All the Circle Secretaries are requested to pursue seriously  with Circle Administration  so that information should reach BSNL CO as early as possible to avoid further delay in conducting DPC from JTO (T) to SDE(T).8

10.08.2006:- GS writes to A K Sinha, Chairman cum Managing Director, BSNL, New Delhi-110001 regarding Arrangements of adhoc STS (Non-JTS) officers to JAG vide letter no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/CMD/2006-07/81 dated 24.07.2006 Click Here for letter

10.08.2006:- GS writes to(1) DDG (SPF), Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, New Delhi-110001 regarding consideration of various requests for inter-circle transfers in the cadre of JAOs/ AOs/ CAOs vide letter no.  AIBSNLEA/CHQ/CMD /2006- 2007/87 Dated: 01-08-2006 Click Here for Letter

(2) DDG (Pers), Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited New Delhi-110001 regarding consideration of various requests for inter-circle transfers in the cadre of DEs vide letter no.  AIBSNLEA/CHQ/CMD/2006-2007/89 Dated: 01-08-2006 Click Here for Letter

(3) DDG (Pers), Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited New Delhi-110001regarding consideration of various requests for inter-circle transfers in the cadre of SDEs vide letter no.  AIBSNLEA/CHQ/CMD/2006-2007/90 Dated: 07-08-2006 Click Here for Letter

(4) The Director (HRD), Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited New Delhi-110001regarding Posting and transfer of STS of ITS Group’A’ officers vide letter no.  AIBSNLEA/CHQ/CMD/2006-2007/92 Dated: 07-08-2006 Click Here for Letter

 (5) Sr.DDG (BW), Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited New Delhi-110001regarding consideration of various requests for inter-circle transfers in the cadre of JTOs/ SDEs (Civil) vide letter no.  AIBSNLEA/CHQ/CMD/2006-2007/91 Dated: 07-08-2006 Click Here for Letter

10.08.2006:- BSNL Corporate Office informed to GS AIBSNLEA regarding Provision of Broadband facility on service telephone connection to BSNL Executives Letter enclosed

10.08.2006:- GS writes to Shri S. D. Saxena, Director (Finance) BSNL, New Delhi regarding Implementation of DoT decision to grant non-functional pay scale of Rs. 8000-275-13500 (CDA) with effect from 1.1.1996 to SO/PS of CSS/CSSS absorbed in BSNL vide letter no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/2006-07/85  Dated: 7th August, 2006 Click Here for Letter

9.08.2006:- APPEAL :-Orissa Circle is bringing out colorful SOUVENIR on occasion of holding CWC  on 9 and 10th September,2006 . All the Circle Secretaries are requested to collected the large quantity of Souvenirs to make the CWC grand success.Click here for the Appeal and Order form

8.08.2006:- GS Writes to Shri D.S. Mathur, Chairman Telecom & Secy. DOT, Govt of India, Sanchar Bhawan New Delhi regarding  Grant of Meeting - Request for  vide letter no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/MISC/2006-2007/87 Dated at the 3rd Aug'2006 Click Here for Letter

8.08.2006:- GS, AFS(F) met Sr. DDG (Estt.) BSNL & discussed :-

(1) Date of effect of implementation of revised IDA pay scales for the Executives w.e.f. 01.10.2000; In this regard Sr. DDG (Estt.) informed that since the issue is related to Executives Promotion Policy, will be implemented at the time of implementation of the Executives Promotion policy :- We resisted & requested that since Secy. DoT has directed BSNL management to decide the issue at BSNL level only. Why the case is being linked up with Executives Promotion Policy ?

(2)Grant of stagnation increment on Annual Basis :- Sr. DDG (Estt.) informed that the case has taken up again with DoT to consider annual increment to stagnating executives in BSNL.

(3) Settlement of long pending stepping up of the Pay cases :- Sr. DDG (Estt.)  informed that the matter has been taken up with Sr. DDG (EF) for immediate posting of Sr. AO/AO in the PAT Section to deal the cases.

(4) Grant of ACP Benefit in Civil/Electrical/Architecture wings :- SR.DDG (Estt.) retreated that ACP benefit will be given at the time of  implementation of Executives Promotion policy in BSNL etc.

8.08.2006:-Approving of DPC Minutes of SDE(Civil) to EE(Civil) Promotion :- Sr. DDG (E) informed that the DPC has been approved by the Competent Authority & has been sent yesterday to Sr. DDG (BW) for issuing their Promotion Orders.

7.08.2006:- GS, AGS Shri P. Venugopal met DDG(SPF) & discussed :-He informed that (a) Shortage of JAO posts in BSNL:-Efforts are being made to conduct Competitive examination for outside recruitment as well as passed JAO Part-II Examination in some circles. Further progress could not made due to court case pending in Allahabad.(b) Filling of Vacant Posts of STS of Group"A"(CAOs) on adhoc basis :-400 posts of CAO are being filled up at the earliest. Order about 69 CAOs promotion is under process.Order will be issued shortly.

7.08.2006:- GS, AGS Shri P. Venugopal met CMD BSNL in the presence of Director (HRD) BSNL & discussed :-

(a) Implementation of Executives Promotion Policy; we requested CMD BSNL to use his good office to contact SST Shri Y.S. Bhave Chairman Promotion Committee for immediate submission of the recommendations of Promotion Policy :- CMD immediately enquired the status of the committee discussions with Director (HRD) present in the meeting. Director (HRD) informed that the discussions on the promotion policy are over. The recommendations are only to be sign. CMD  advised Director (HRD) to interact with SST Chairman Promotion Committee for early finalisation. Director (HRD) assured an early action.

(b) Merger of 50% IDA with BASIC :- CMD informed that the commitment was asked by DPE for payment of merger 50% IDA with BASIC in BSNL. Commitment has already been given from BSNL to DPE. He also informed that Cabinet note is under preparation in DPE & soon will be sent to Cabinet for approval.

(c) Grant of Perks to Executives in BSNL :- CMD confirmed that the perks have already been discussed & approved in the last BSNL Board meeting & now the minutes will be confirmed in the next Board Meeting & thereafter order will be issued.

05.08.2006 DPC from JTO(T) to SDE(T) :- The uncertainty has been created due to non-availability of vacant TES Group 'B' posts. Earlier BSNL Corporate Office estimated about 1466 vacant TES Group 'B' posts against seniority Cum Fitness quota. But on recent review of six Telecom Circle  i.e. T.N., Chennai, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kolkotta and West Bangal, about 480 TES Group 'B' posts are reduced. BSNL Corporate Office now having a feeling on further review of remaining Circles. These posts will be reduced and it may be negative side also. In this manner the DPC process is stalled.All the Organising Secretaries, CHQ are requested to collect the data regarding TES Group 'B' sanctioned, working and vacant posts status from concern Circle Secretaries and inform to CHQ upto 12.08.2006 to taken up the matter with BSNL Management immediately.

5.08.2006:-GS alongwith our representatives of AIBSNLEA Rajasthan Circle met CMD, BSNL during his visit at Jaipur on 05.08.2006. A memorandum was submitted & all the issues of importance were discussed in detail. CMD assured to look into. Click Here for Memorandum

5.08.2006:-  MEETING WITH SHRI.S.D.SAXENA DIRECTOR (FINANCE) :- Shri S Anandakrishnaiah President,Shri H Y Andeli CS, and Shri M R Nagaraj CWC Member of Karnataka Circle met Dir(Finance) on 05/08/2006 at Bangalore , submitted memorandum and discussed 1)Provision of more funds for Maintenance work 2) Field problems  3)Stopping of AMC and Outsourcing  4) Consideration of Local officiating arrangement in the grade of DGM (Finance) among CAOs(Adhoc) and filling up of resultant vacancies in the cadre of CAOs among AOs on local officiating basis.5)Bonus Arrears on IDA scale for the year 2001-02 . 6)Fixation of AAOs pay scale under FR 22.He assures to look into.

4.08.2006:- CWC  POSTPONED FOR ONE DAY .NOW CWC WILL BE HELD ON 9TH AND 10TH OF SEPTEMBER 2006 INSTEAD OF 8TH AND 9TH OF SEPTEMBER,2006 AT BHUBANESHWAR (ORISSA)  CLICK HERE FOR NOTICE,

4.08.2006:- GS writes to DDG (SR) BSNL, Corporate Office, New Delhi regarding Amendment to the provisions of the Constitution of all India Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited Executives' Association vide letter no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/84/ 2006-07 dated 28.07.2006 Click here for Amendments

4.08.2006:- GS writes to Shri A K Sinha, Chairman & Mg. Director, BSNL, New Delhi regarding Long pending issues of the Stenographers working in the field units vide letter no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/CMD/2006-2007/76 Dated: 25-07-2006 Click Here for Letter

3.08.2006:- ABSORPTION OF GROUP"A" OFFICERS IN BSNL-DELHI HIGH COURT CASE:-  Case was heard today in the Hon' ble High court ,Delhi. Next date of hearing is fixed on 01/09/2006.

3.08.2006:- March to Parliament started from Eastern Court to Parliament Street:-Massive rally organised at New Delhi under the banner of  Joint Forum of BSNL & MTNL Unions/Associations. About 15000 employees very actively participated in the rally. A large number of AIBSNLEA members of nearby Circles i.e. Delhi, Corporate Office, UP(E), UP(W), rajasthan, Hariyana, ALTTC GZB, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh & some other circles also participated.  Hon'ble members of Parliament Sh. Sita Ram Yechury and Shri Vasudev Bhattacharya and some other MPs & trade union leaders address the rally at Parliament street. All the GS of Associated Unions/Associations also address the rally.

The memorandum to Hon'ble Prime Minister & Speaker Lok - Sabha will be submitted tomorrow alongwith some MPs. The available MPs in the meeting assured to raise the issues of Local Loop UNBUNDLING, Disinvestments of BSNL & Grant of Navratana Status to BSNL etc in this parliament session. The massive rally was grand success.

Extending Sincere thanks to all for making grand success by actively participation. 

3.08.2006:- Govt. plans new pay committee for public sector staff : There is some good news for employees of public sector undertakings (PSUs). After considering the case of government employees, the central government is planning to set up a separate pay committee for employees of PSUs. (Click Here for Complete News)

3.08.2006:- Joint Forum of BSNL & MTNL Unions/Associations are organizing massive Rally from Kurshidlal Bhavan to Parliament at New Delhi on TODAY. A large number of members  of AIBSNLEA are participating in this rally throughout the country.

2.08.2006:- GS met Director (HRD) & discussed

(a)  Implementation of Executives’ Promotion Policy :- Director (HRD) Member of Promotion Committee informed that the recommendations of Committee are in Final stage. Only one sitting is required to finalize it. He also informed that shortly the recommendations will be submitted to BSNL Board.

(b)  Grant of Perks to Executives’ in BSNL :- Director (HRD) confirmed that the matter has been discussed & approved by BSNL Board on 31.07.2006. The minutes of BSNL Board meeting will be confirmed in the next Board Meeting to be held in the next week thereafter the orders will be issued.

(c)   DPC form SDE(T) to DE(T) :- Director (HRD) informed that the process has already been started by calling the CRs of eligible SDEs to fill up the vacant Des posts (about 2300) on adhoc basis.

(d)  DPC from JTO(T) to SDE(T) :- Director (HRD) informed that due to non availability of TES Group ‘B’ posts the process is stalled. We requested that the informations earlier available with BSNL Corporate Office regarding vacant SDE(T) posts about 1400 should be taken into account for promotion.

(e)  Promotion order from SDE(C)  to EE(C) :- Director (HRD) informed that the DPC is over but the decision is to be taken by competent authority to decide the number of posts of EE(C) to be filled up. The decision in this regard will be taken by this week end only.

(f)    Protested against untimely transfers of Adhoc Des to Hard tenure Circles :- Director (HRD) informed that as per the instructions of DoT 100 % vacant posts of Hard tenure Circle are to be filled up. Similarly the CGMs concerned are also pressing hard to fill up vacant Group ‘B’ & Group ‘A’ posts. We requested that vacancies of hard tenure stations are to be filled up on pro-data basis. Finally Director (HRD) assured to look into.

1.08.2006:- AIBSNLEA HOLDS ITS CWC MEETING ON 8TH AND 9TH SEPTEMBER, 2006 AT BHUBANESHWAR (ORISSA):- VENUE: Jatri Nivas (1 km distance from Railway station). Boarding & Lodging facility will start from morning of 7/09/06 till  morning of 10/09/06.Quota to be cleared up to date. For further details regarding venue and arrival/departure programme, please contact :-(1)Shri S K Dalai, CS, Orissa Circle ,0671-2615800 (Off), 2348800 (Res.). 2)Shri.P K Kar - 9437043200(Mob) 3)Shri N Champati - 9437064200(Mob). 4)Shri  N Chand - 9437337754(Mob) . CLICK HERE FOR NOTICE,

1.08.2006:- GRANTS OF PERKS TO EXECUTIVES:- GS,Pres. and FS met Director (Finance ) , Director (Operations) and other Sr. Officers and extended thanks for approving perks to Executives. Director (Operations) informed that the Report on Perks deliberated and approved by the BSNL Board in the meeting held on 31/07/2006.Minutes of the meeting will be conferred in the next BSNL Board meeting to be held within 7 to 10 days. There after necessary order will be issued

1.08.2006:- JOINT FORUM HOLDS PRESS CONFERENCE ON PARLIAMENT MARCH ON 3RD AUGUST,2006 AT PRESS CLUB OF INDIA, NEW DELHI

31.07.2006:- CONGRATULATIONS ! WE ARE GLAD TO INFORM YOU THAT BSNL BOARD HAS DECIDED TO GRANT PERKS TO EXECUTIVES IN  BSNL W.E.F 1.1.2005.UNTIRED EFFORTS OF OUR ASSOCIATION SUCCEEDED IN GETTING APPROVED THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT.

RETIREMENT ON SUPERANNUATIONS IN THE CADRE OF STS/TTS  of EXECUTIVE GRADE w.e.f 31/07/2006.WE WISH THEM VERY HAPPY & PROSPEROUS RETIRED LIFE - Click here for Order

RETIREMENT ON SUPERANNUATIONS IN THE CADRE OF SDE(TELECOM) W.E.F 31/07/2006. WE WISH THEM VERY HAPPY & PROSPEROUS RETIRED LIFE- Click here for Order

RETIREMENT ON SUPERANNUATIONS IN THE CADRE OF STS(Regular)/STS(Adhoc)/Sr.AOs/AOs  BELONG TO ACCOUNTS & FINANCE SERVICES W.E.F 31/07/2006.WE WISH THEM VERY HAPPY & PROSPEROUS RETIRED LIFE- Click here for order

31.07.2006:- PROMOTION POLICY FOR EXECUTIVES :- As assured by Shri Y S Bhave Spl.Secretary,DOT regarding submission of Executives Promotion Policy,Shri Bhave  discussed and finalised the report with the Committee members on  Friday and Saturday. After briefing  the report to  New Secretary, DOT, recommendations will be submitted to BSNL Board during this week. (b) Grant of Perks to Executives in BSNL :  BSNL Board meeting will be commencing at 1800 hrs today i.e. 31/07/2006.The perks for Executives is also there in the agenda for discussion.

22.07.2006:- Nationwide Joint Agitation to save BSNL & MTNL:- BSNL management has called meeting of the representatives of all unions/Associations  following the notice served by Joint forum on 22/07/2006.Com K Satyanarayana ,CHQ President,  of our association has represented  in the meeting. Talks failed. Agitation continues as per the programme given below.                                                                                                                   (i)       Joint Demonstrations at all State and District headquarters on 27th July 2006 and sending of telegram to the Prime Minister.On the day the following Telegram to be sent to Prime Minister, New Delhi with copy to respective CHQs. “No disinvestment, unbundling of Local Loop of BSNL and MTNL.”

(ii)        Massive March to Parliament on 3rd August, 2006 at New Delhi.

(iii)       Strike in September, 2006. 

21.07.2006:- PROMOTION TO DET ON ADHOC BASIS:- On our continuous persuasions and as per the decision taken in the formal meeting with Dr.J S Sarma ,Ex.Secretary,DOT held on16/06/2006. Now ,BSNL CO vide letter no. 412-26/2006-Pers.I dated July 21th, 2006 has started process of holding DPC for promotion  to STS of ITS Gr"A: posts( around 2311) by calling ACRs of officers of Seniority Number 7863.0 (Shri. M. Mohanchandran Staff No.12592,Year of Rerc. 1972 & QY-1985) to 12303 (Shri Asit Kumar Sarkar,Staff No.15087,Year of Rerc. 1975 & QY-1985 ) and for SC/ST up to Sr.no.21122).(Click Here for Letter). All Circle Secretaries are requested to contact concern CGMs for an early action. 

20.07.2006:-GS & FS met CMD, BSNL & discussed 

(a) Implementation of Executives' Promotion Policy :-  CMD informed that Chairman Promotion Committee Shri Y.S. Bhave Special Secretary, DoT is holding Committee Meeting Tomorrow i.e. 22.07.2006 to finalize the recommendations.

(b) Grant of Perks to Executives in BSNL :- CMD informed that the matter was discussed in the BSNL Board Meeting on 18.07.2006 but Government nominee Shri Y.S. Bhave Special Secretary DoT raised some objections regarding nomenclature of food allowance & entertainment allowance & suggested to brief the report to new Secretary DoT before any decision.

(c) Protested against untimely & ill-aimed transfers of adhoc DEs to J&K Circle in mid academic session :- CMD assured to look into.

(d) We protested against the order issued by DoT on 15th June 2006  (Click Here for Letter) regarding the decision of the Government with reference to pension payment :- CMD assured to  take the matter with DoT.

20.07.2006:- GS writes to Shri A K Sinha, CMD BSNL,New Delhi-110001 regarding Untimely and ill-aimed transfer of Adhoc DEs in mid-academic session- Our protest against vide letter no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/CMD/ 2006-07 /72  dated: 20-07-2006 (Click Here for Letter).

20.07.2006:-TRANSFERS AND POSTING IN THE CADRE OF SDE (TELECOM) - ORDER ISSUED.

19.07.2006:-DIVERSION OF 500 JTO POSTs :- Continuous efforts of the Association has yielded the result to getting diversion of 500 posts of JTOs vacancies from Direct Recruitment quota to Departmental quota (Click Here for letter). Further efforts are being made to get diverted the posts against the year 2006.

19.07.2006:-MEETING WITH Shri. Y S BHAVE SPL.SECRETARY :- GS,Pres., FS, AFS Met Shri Y S Bhave SPl. Secretary ,DOT on 19/07/2006 and fortunately Shri R N Prabhakar member of the promotion Committee happens to be present with him and discussed (a) Implementation of Executives Promotion Policy : He informed that recommendations on executives Promotion Policy  will be submitted to BSNL Board by this week end.(b) Grant to Perks to Executives in BSNL :  Issue was discussed in the Board meeting held on 18/07/2006.Report will be shown to New Chairman TC and Secretary ,DOT Shri. D S Mathur before clearing in the Board meeting scheduled to be held on 27/07/2006. c) Absorption of Group"A" Officers in BSNL:-He informed that Hon'ble SC heard the case in this regard on 18/07/2006 and directed Hon'ble HC Delhi to hear & decide the case on the merit basis. Confusion  being created by ITSA in the name of the Court cases and other demands etc is now removed. Hon'ble HC Delhi heard the case today i.e 19/07/2006 on merit basis and being continued tomorrow. Similar case came up for hearing before Hon'ble HC Hyderbad on 18/07/2006.In view of the above developments ,Case will be heard on 31/07/2006.

19.07.2006:-Courtesy Call :- GS,Pres.,FS,AFS paid courtesy call on New Chairman TC and Secretary ,DOT Shri D S Mathur. We have requested him to kindly intervene  for immediate submission of the recommendations on executives Promotion Policy to BSNL Board. He assures us that he will talk to Shri Y S Bhave Spl. Secretary in this regard.

19.07.2006:- IDA INCREASED BY 1.5% FROM 58.9% TO 60.4% W.E.F 1.7.2006

18.07.2006:- BSNL BOARD MEETING HELD TODAY:- 1)Grant to Perks to Executives in BSNL:-  The matter discussed in the BSNL Board meeting held today remains inconclusive. Same will further be discussed in the next Board meeting scheduled to be held on 27/07/2006. 2) Sanction of posts in Group 'A' & 'B' grades against Man-Power plan 2006:- The issue did not come up in agenda for discussion.

18.07.2006:- Special General Body Meeting held at Chennai :- A large no. of members attended Special GB meeting comprising of STR,STP,Chennai TD and CO ,TN Circle comrades held at Recreation Club O/o CGM,TN Circle, Chennai on 18/07/2006.GS,AGS and CS,TN Circle attended and addressed huge gathering. COM GS explained the status of All India issues in detail & efforts made by the Association for settlement.GS also replies all quaries raised by the members to their satisfaction. 

18.07.2006:- TRANSFERS AND POSTINGS IN THE GRADE OF STS OF ITS GROUP"A"(DETs):-  Click Here

18.07.2006:-Shri D.S. Mathur Secretary DoT resume his high office on 17.07.2006. We welcome & felicitate him

17.07.2006:-GS discussed CMD, BSNL regarding

(a) Implementation of Executives Promotion Policy : He requested CMD, BSNL to use his good office to contact Special Secretary DoT, Chairman Promotion Policy for immediate submission of the recommendations on executives Promotion Policy to BSNL Board - CMD assured to talk on the issue with Special Secretary, DoT.

(b) Grant to Perks to Executives in BSNL :  GS requested to CMD BSNL to decide transport allowance to Group 'A' officers Rs. 1600/- instead of Rs. 1400/- as decided by the BSNL Management Committee. Also requested for its early implementation - CMD assured to look into.

(c) GS requested for approving the Man-Power Plan 2006  committee report in the BSNL Board Meeting. Also requested to with held the orders of abolition of SBP posts - CMD assured to look into.

(d) GS protested against the decision of CGM NCES New Delhi for closure of accounting units of RCES at Kolkatta & Chennai - CMD assured to look into.

17.07.2006:- GS, AGS  & Circle Secretary Tamilnadu Circle attended & addressed the General Body Meeting of Vellore, Tamilnadu. GS apprised in detail the present status of the issues & efforts are being made by CHQ for the settlement. GS also replied the queries made by the members to their satisfaction. A large number of members attended the meeting. Meeting continued for three hours.

GS, AFS (Finance), Circle Secretary Tamilnadu Circle alongwith the members attended & addressed the open session of 2nd All India Conference of National Union of BSNL Workers (FNTO) at Vellore (TN). Com. GS in his address explained in detail the issues affecting the  viability of BSNL & called upon all executives/non-executives of the government effecting the viability and very existence of the BSNL.

17.07.2007:-Trade Union action Programme decided under the banner of Joint Forum of BSNL & MTNL Unions/Associations Click Here for Letter

Letter addressed to CMD, BSNL by Joint Forum Click Here for

17.07.2006:- REVERSION OF 1966 SDEs- COURT CASE:-Case came up for hearing before Hon'ble High Court Delhi on 14/07/2006. Next date for hearing is fixed on 14/09/2006.

15.07.2006:- MEETING WITH DIRECTOR (FINANCE),BSNL :- GS along with representatives of Rajasthan Circle met Shri S D Saxena Dir(F),BSNL, today at Jaipur. Discussions were held for one hour on the Points mentioned in the Memorandum  Submitted (Click here) to him. He assures  to take up and discuss the issues in the BSNL Board Meeting

15.07.2006:- REDEFINING/CHANGE OF TERMINOLOGY/ NOMNCTULARE FOR THE TERMS LIKE  TELEPHONE RENTAL, ACCESSARIES ETC IN BSNL 

13.07.2006:- BSNL Board meeting is scheduled to be held on 18/7/2006. In the Board meeting, the committee report on grant of perks  to Executives of BSNL  will be discussed and also the committee report on Man Power Plan 2006 will  be discussed.

13.07.2006:- GS, FS  met DDG(Per.),BSNL& Discussed: - (i)  DPC from JTO(Telecom) to SDE(Telecom) :- DDG(Per.) informed that the DPC is under process. Promotion Order is expected by the end of July 2006.  II) Request Transfers of SDEs :- He informed that request transfers order will be issued shortly.  iii) DPC from SDE(Telecom) to DE(Telecom) to  fill up the about 2300 vacant STS of Group ‘A’  posts.:-The DDG(Per.)  informed that process of conducting the DPC is already  initiated by calling ACRs from the Circles. iv) DPC of left out cases from SDE (Telecom) to DE (Telecom) :- Preliminary work of the DPC of the most of the left out cases is completed . Promotion order of left out cases will be issued shortly. v) Regularization of Section Officers in BSNL CO and Posting of Assistants who declared passed in the recent examination.:- He assures to look in to.  vi) Promotion in the grade of SDE(TF):- He informed  that the process has already been started to hold a DPC for promotion in the grade of SDE (TF) against 75% seniority quota in terms of recruitment rules, 2002 of SDE (TF) notified on 28.02.2002 and regarding 25% competitive quota Syllabus is yet to be finalized.  vii) promotion from SDE(TF) to DE(TF) by upgrading Assistant Manager Posts :- He assures to look in to. viii) All India Seniority list of TES Gr."B" officers  :- Declaration  of final All India Seniority list of TES Gr."B" officers in the place of provisional seniority list released and circulated by DOT in Sept. 2005.He assures to take early action in the matter. 

13.07.2006:- GS and President met courtesy call to Shri Satyapaul ,Chief Vigilance Officer ,BSNL  and Officer of IRS Services earlier designated as Sr.DDG (Vigilance), BSNL. We assured him full Co-operation. He also reciprocated the same. 

13.07.2006:- GS, FS  met DDG(TF),BSNL& Discussed: - (a)  Providing seniority list of JTO(TF) and SDE(TF)  and b) Providing information of Total Sanctioned strength of Group"A" and Group"B"post etc. as demanded by the Personnel branch. He informed that on receipt of the information from DOT .TF cell will be providing to personnel branch  of BSNL immediately. He also informed that being the member of Committee for finalising transfer policy of BSNL will be attending the meeting tomorrow

13.07.2006:- GS writes to Thiru Dayanidhi Maran, Hon’ble Minister for Communications & IT,  Govt. of India, New Delhi regarding

(a) Grant of “Navratna” Status to BSNL vide letter no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/MOC/2006-07/04 Dated: 11th July 2006 Click Here for Letter

(b) No un-bundling of BSNL’s last line copper vide letter no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/MOC/2006-07/05 Dated : 11th July 2006 Click Here for Letter

13.07.2006:- Shri.D S Mathur Secretary, IT transferred  and posted as Secretary, DOT in place of Dr.J S Sarma who has transferred and posted as Secretary, Fertilizer.Shri D S Mathur may likely take over the charge of Secretary,DOT tomorrow.

12.07.2006:- GS Writes to GS,AFSOA New Delhi regarding Decision of First AIC of AIBSNLEA presided over by you held from 10th to 12th Jan 2006 at Hyderbad  Click Here

12.07.2006:- TRANSFERS AND POSTINGS IN THE GRADE OF AO/Sr AO:-  Click Here

12/07/2006:- CGMT punjab wide its letter no. STAFF/EG3/DE'S/ dated 12-07-06 to 164 SDE's promotions of local officiating basis in the pay scale of 14500-18700 for 179 days.

11.07.2006 :- GS & President met Sr. DDG (Estt.) BSNL & discussed :-

(1) Implementation of revised/upgraded pay scales w.e.f. 01.10.2000 : - Sr. DDG informed that the matter is under process in EF Branch, BSNL Corporate Office for approval. On getting approval from Finance wing, the case will be sent to Management Committee BSNL & thereafter to BSNL Board.

(2)Sanction of posts in Group 'A' & 'B' grades against Man-Power plan 2006:-  Sr. DDG (Estt.) informed that the Committee report in this matter has been examined & now the Management Committee Memo is being prepared.

(3) Abolition of temporary posts created for Strategic Business Plan (SBP) :- We protested against abolition of SBP Posts without sanctioning further all justified Group 'A' & Group 'B' posts against Man-Power Plan 2006. Sr. DDG (Estt.) informed that the posts of SBP have been abolished due to P & T audit para. Now efforts are being made to sanction Man-power Plan 2006 posts to avoid reversion/transfers etc.

(4) Grant of Stagnation increment annually :-  Sr. DDG informed that the case is to be taken up with Director (Finance) again because earlier the same was rejected.

(5)Grant of Perks to Executives' in BSNL :- Sr. DDG informed that Management Committee meeting held on 30.06.2006 has already confirmed the minutes of earlier Management Committee Meeting. Now the issue will be discussed in the next BSNL Board Meeting.

11.07.2006 :-GS contacted concerned officers of Civil Wings BSNL & discussed :

(a) Promotion from SDE (Civil) to EE (Civil) :- It was informed that the DPC from SDE (Civil) to EE (Civil) is over. About 98 vacant EE (Civil) posts will be filled up  [71 will be promoted on adhoc basis now plus 21 EE (Civil) already working on adhoc basis and about 6 cases are kept in sealed cover].

(b) Posting as EE (Civil) on adhoc Promotion :- we impressed upon posting of EE (Civil) on their adhoc promotions in the same Circles where the vacancies are available and in case the vacancies are not available officers may be posted to near by Circles. We also requested not to disturb the existing 21- EE (Civil) working on adhoc basis.

(C) We requested to further initiate the process of DPC from JTO (Civil) to SDE (Civil) to fill up about 98 SDE (Civil) posts got vacant consequent upon adhoc promotion from SDE (Civil) to EE (Civil). Officers assured an early action.

07.07.2006 :-CEC MEETING OF AP CIRLCE:- The Circle Executive Committee Meeting of AP Circle was held on 06-07-06 at RTTC Hyderabad. All the members attended the CEC. Com. R. B. Athani (OS)South, Com. B.S. Reddy AGS attended the full day session and addressed the CEC and the Open Session. Sri.R.K.Arnold CGMT AP Circle and Sri.K.K.Vel CGM NATFM & GM(F) AP Circle addressed the Open Session .Com.E.Sivaramudu Circle Secretary presented the Key Note address. The SNEA Circle Secretary also attended and addressed the Open Session.

07/07/2006 :- GS, FS and CS,BSNL CO Circle met Dir(HRD),BSNL& Discussed: - (i) Executives’ Promotion Policy in BSNL:- Dir(HRD) informed that the committee  finalized recommendations. Any day same will be submitted to BSNL Board  II) Grant of Perks to the Executives’ in BSNL:- He informed that Matter will be placed in the next BSNL Board meeting. Date of Next Board meeting is yet to be decided. We thanked him for deciding date of implementation w.e.f 1.1.2005. He confirmed the same. iii) Protested against abolition of Temporary Posts created for Strategic Business Plan (SBP) and requested to keep the order in abeyance till the time Man Power Plan - 2005-06 sanctioned . He assures to look in to.  iv) Sanction of Group."A" and Group"B" posts against the Man Power Plan 2006 as per the committee recommendations:- Dir(HRD) informed that Committee recommendations have been received & being examined in the establishment section in accordance with justification received from Circles. v) DPC from JTO(Telecom) to SDE(Telecom) :-Dir(HRD) informed that the DPC is under process. Promotion Order will be issued  shortly VI) DPC from SDE(Telecom) to DE(Telecom) to  fill up the about 2300 vacant STS of Group ‘A’  posts.:-The Dir (HRD) informed that process of conducting the DPC is already  initiated by calling ACRs from the Circles. He also informed that Minutes of the discussion held on 16/06/2006 is awaited.  vii) Filling up of All vacant STS post of Group"A" in all discipline :- Dir(HRD) informed that action is already initiated in this matter by issuing necessary instructions to all Wings and Some wings have already initiated actions. ViII) Request Transfers of SDEs :- He assured that pending request transfer applications are being considered.

03.07.2006:- PREPARATION OF POST BASED ROSTER OF SDE (TELECOM) ON ALL INDIA BASIS - Compilation of data regarding cadre strength of SDE(T)s absorbed /yet to be absorbed in BSNL:- In this regard, Information was  called for from Circles by BSNLCO. However ,information called for is still pending from the following Circles 1)A&N 2)CTD 3)JKD 4)T&D 5)UAL 6)UP(E) 7)UP(W) Click Here for Letter

03.07.2006:- Transfer & Posting in the grade of Sr. AO of Accounts & Finance Service, BSNL :-(a) On our continuous efforts the re-allotment  in the grade of AO/Sr. AO  of Accounts & Finance Service, BSNL is issued Click Here for Letter (b) Transfer & Posting in the Grade of Sr. AO of Accounts & Finance Service, BSNL is issued Click Here for Letter c) Request transfers of AOs / Sr.AOs who have completed 2 years of service in a Circle are under consideration. Order is expected to be issued by this week end.

03.07.2006:- Promotion in the grade to SDE(TF) :- With reference to our earlier letters & untiring efforts, BSNL Corporate Office has called for Forwarding of Screening Committee Report, Annual Assessment, ACRs, Vigilance clearance and year-wise vacancy in SDE (TF) to hold a DPC for promotion in the grade of SDE (TF) against 75% seniority quota in terms of recruitment rules, 2002 of SDE (TF) notified on 28.02.2002  Click Here

03/07/2006:- GM Finance office of CGMT punjab accorded officiating promotions and postings in cadre of ACAO to AO's in the payscale of 13000-18250 for 179 days i.e upto 17-12-06 to officers wide its letter no. STAFF/IF/E1/CAO/XI/PB/88 dated 01-07-06.

03/07/2006:- GM Finance office of CGMT punjab accorded officiating promotions and postings in grade of chief account officer i.e 14500-18700 upto 17/12/06 for 179 days to 34 accounts personnel wide its letter no. STAFF/IF/E1/CAO/XI/PB/99 dated 01-07-06.

01/07/2006 :-  Grant of Perks for  Executives of  BSNL w.e.f. 1.1.2005: - With continuous efforts and timely action of our Association yielded result, it is reliably learnt that Management committee of BSNL has agreed  in its meeting held on 30/06/2006 to grant  perks for Executives with effect  from 1.1.2005  

01/07/2006 :- DPC from JTO(Telecom) to SDE(Telecom) :-The DPC process slow down due to continuous leave of DPC members i.e. DDG(SR) & DDG(Pers.) for last two weeks. Next week again the process will start. About 50% ACRs of various Circles for eligible JTOs have been accessed and remaining ACRs assessment work is expected to be completed in the next week. The promotion order is expected to be issued by second week of July’2006 to fill up about 1400 TES Group ‘B’ posts. As assured to our Association the pending request transfers of SDEs will also be considered soon.

01/07/2006 :- DPC of left out cases from SDE(Telecom) to DE(Telecom) :- We have already placed the information regarding missing ACRs & vigilance report called from various Circles by corporate office. We are expecting on receipt of ACRs & vigilance clearance report from the Circles, BSNL Corporate Office will issue left out promotion orders in the second week of July’2006.    

01/07/2006 :- DPC from SDE(Telecom) to DE(Telecom) :- In the meeting with the Secretary DoT on 16th June 2006, we thanked to Secretary DoT for his kind intervention in directing the BSNL Management in our earlier Meeting on 20th Feb. 2006 to fill up the vacant STS of Group ‘A’ vacant post in all disciplines on adhoc basis. We again requested him to instruct the BSNL Management to fill up all vacant STS Group ‘A’ posts in all disciplines of BSNL i.e. about 2300 Des posts, about 500 CAOs posts, about 100 EE (Civil) posts, about 85 EE(Electrical) posts & in some vacant STS Group ‘A’ posts in other disciplines. On our request Secretary DoT immediately instructed to CMD, BSNL & Director (HRD) BSNL to take immediate action in the matter to fill up all vacant STS of Group ‘A’ posts on adhoc basis in BSNL. Also instructed to CMD BSNL & Director (Staff) DoT that all Group ‘A’ posts of BSNL should be filled up strictly from BSNL opted officers only.    

01/07/2006 :-Due to our strong Protest & timely action against Abolition of temporary posts created for strategic business plan (SBP), BSNL Management has agreed to with held the order.

30/06/2006 :- GS, FS and CS,BSNL CO Circle met CMD,BSNL& Discussed: - i) Grant of Perks to the Executives’ in BSNL: - We insisted for grant of Perks for Executives of BSNL w.e.f 1.1.2005 as given to non-Executives and also requested for early implementation .CMD informed that today in the Meeting of Management Committee , minutes of last Management Committee meeting will be conferred .Thereafter It will be going to BSNL Board .He assured that Views/Suggestions of the Association with regard to date of implementation w.e.f 1.1.2005 will be looked into. and also early implementation after Board meeting. (ii) Executives’ Promotion Policy in BSNL:- We informed to CMD that Chairman of Committee for Promotion policy Shri Y S Bhave Spl. Secretary,DOT will be submitting the recommendation today to BSNL. We requested him while implementing Promotion Policy of Executives , Suggestion/Views of Association regarding  Service Weightage,One time placement of SDEs in Sr.SDE scale, Change of designation on time bound promotion, Eligibility criteria for internal examination and management trainees recruitment etc. should be considered. CMD assured to look in to. iii) Protested against abolition of Temporary Posts created for Strategic Business Plan (SBP) and requested to keep the order in abeyance. CMD assured to look in to iv) Sanction of Group."A" and Group"B" posts against the Man Power Plan 2006 as per the committee recommendations:- CMD assured to look in to. V) promotion Order to be issued for the Posts of Assistants in BSNL CO against recent examination conducted on 29/01/2006 and result declared on 22/05/2006 (No. of candiadates passed :20).CMD assured to look in to. vi) Filling up of All vacant STS post of Group"A" in all discipline :- CMD informed that action has already initiated in this matter

30/06/2006 :-  DPC from SDE (Civil) to Executive Engineer (Civil)-100 posts:- DPC from SDE(C) to EE(C) to fill up 100 vacant posts of STS of Group"A" on adhoc basis  will be completing today .Transfer and Posting order will be issued in next week.

30/06/2006 :- AIBSNLEA KARNATAKA CIRCLE  LAUNCHED ANOTHER WEBSITE http://aibsnleaktk.tripod.com/

RETIREMENT ON SUPERANNUATIONS IN THE CADRE OF STS/TTS  of EXECUTIVE GRADE w.e.f 30/06/2006.WE WISH THEM VERY HAPPY & PROSPEROUS RETIRED LIFE - Click here for Order

RETIREMENT ON SUPERANNUATIONS IN THE CADRE OF SDE(TELECOM) W.E.F 30/06/2006. WE WISH THEM VERY HAPPY & PROSPEROUS RETIRED LIFE- Click here for Order

RETIREMENT ON SUPERANNUATIONS IN THE CADRE OF STS(Regular)/STS(Adhoc)/Sr.AOs/AOs  BELONG TO ACCOUNTS & FINANCE SERVICES W.E.F 30/06/2006.WE WISH THEM VERY HAPPY & PROSPEROUS RETIRED LIFE- Click here for order

30/06/2006 :-  GS writes to Shri A.K. Sinha, Chainman-cum-Managing Director, BSNL, Statesman House, New Delhi regarding Abolition of temporary posts created for strategic business plan (SBP) –  Our protest against vide letter no.  AIBSNLEA/CHQ/CMD/2006-07/68 Dated 30th June 2006  Click Here for Letter

29/06/2006 :-  GS, FS and AFS met & congratulated Shri Y.S. Bhave, AST, DoT on his promotion as Special Secretary & Discussed: -

(a)    Executives’ Promotion Policy in BSNL; we enquired regarding submission of recommendations on Executives’ Promotion Policy in BSNL: - AST informed that the recommendations have been finalized & committee is meeting tomorrow to sign the report. He assured that the report would be submitted to BSNL Board tomorrow itself. AST also informed the issues like Service Weightage, Change of designation on time bound promotion, Eligibility criteria for internal examination and management trainees recruitment etc will be decided by the BSNL management.

(b)     Grant of Perks to the Executives’ in BSNL: - Since AST is the member of BSNL Board, we requested him to decide the date of effect of implementation of perks to executives’ in BSNL w.e.f. 01.01.2005, the date from which non-executives was given the perks in BSNL. AST assured to look into.

29.06.2006:- DPC for left out cases for promotion from SDE(T) to DE(T) on adhoc basis :- Missing ACRs of the following SDEs are yet to be received by BSNL CO 

SLNo.

STNO.

Name of the SDEs (Shri/Smt.)

Circle

1

10537

D G MODI

GUJ

2

11592

R B PADDHARIA

GUJ

3

11828

D C PAUL

JKND

4

13794

M R NAIKAR

KTK

5

12590

G SUNARAJAN

TN

6

18541

M G MOHIDDIN

AP

7

13367

NHATIAL CHANDU

KRL

8

 

Smt.BHAGIRATHI MAJHI

OR

9

13893

B J SHERKE

MH

Vigilance status of the following SDEs are called for from the Circles.1)Shri Vijay Kisan Kalia(PB) 2)Shri G S Deogun(CHGR)3)Shri Sheeshpal Singh (UP(W) 4)Shri R K Kundanwar(MH) 5) Shri D R Gajabhye(MH) 6) Shri Kameshwar Tiwari (ETR) .On receipt of Missing ACRs and Vigilance status ,Promotion order from SDE(T) to DE(T) will be issued likely in 3rd week of July 2006.

29.06.2006:- DPC for Promotion from   SDE(T) to DE(T) on adhoc basis (2300 Vacancies):- In accordance with direction given by Secretary, DOT, BSNL Management has initiated to start DPC for filling up of 2300 vacancies of STS of Group”A” on adhoc basis from SDE(T). ACRs are being called for by BSNL CO from Circles immediately . Similarly Action is being taken to fill up all the vacant posts of STS of Group “A” in all disciplines.

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26.06.2006:- GS writes to Shri A.K. Sinha, Chainman-cum-Managing Director, BSNL, New Delhi regarding Grant of Perks to Executives in BSNL w.e.f. 01.01.2005 vide letter no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/2005-06/67 Dated: 26th June’ 2006 Click Here for Letter

24.06.2006:- PERKS FOR EXECUTIVES OF BSNL:- It is learnt that Perks Committee itself has recommended date of implementation from 01.01.2006.Same is cleared by Management Committee of BSNL. In this regard ,we contacted CMD,BSNL and strongly protested for deciding  date of implementation from 01.01.2006.We demanded date of implementation should be from 01.01.2005 as happened in case of Non-Executives. CMD informed that Perks for Executives of BSNL are yet to be discussed in BSNL Board Meeting. CMD assured that views given by the Association will be looked in to.

24.06.2006:- Click here for Detail Report of Central Office Bearers Meeting held at New Delhi on 29th & 30th May 2006

23.06.2006=>  The Management Committee has approved the Perks Committee report to be granted to Executives in BSNL. Management Committee has not changed the date of effect for implementation as recommended by the Perks Committee. The Report will now finally be submitted to next BSNL Board for Approval.

=>  The DPC from JTO(T) to SDE(T) is under process to fill - up about 1400 vacancies in TES Group 'B' grade. The promotion orders are expected in the First week of July'2006. As assured by CMD, BSNL & Director (HRD) BSNL the pending request transfer applications of SDEs are being considered. Action is also being taken by Management to cancel the Unilateral transfer orders issued to Hard tenure Circles.

=>  The Competitive Examination for promotion of JTOs(T) to SDEs (T) to Fill up about 3000 TES Group 'B' posts is expected to held in Aug'2006.

23.06.2006 :-FS and Org. Secretary (N) attended & addresses the Circle Executives Committee Meeting of UP (West) Circle at Moradabad.  Com. GS could not attend the meeting due to some unavoidable reason.

23.06.2006 The Structure of  JTO Induction Training :-

Click Here for Letter

22/06/2006 :- AS DISCUSSED AND CONSIDERING THE SUGGESTION / VIEWS OF OUR ASSOCIATION, BSNL MANAGEMENT APPROVED SYLLABUS FOR LIMITED DEPARTMENTAL EXAMINATION AGAINST THE 25% QUOTA FOR  PROMOTION TO SDE (TELECOM) GRADE Click here for syllabus 

22/06/2006 :- Inter-Circle Request transfers of AOs/Sr.AOs who have completed more than 2 years of Service in the circle are under consideration. Orders are expected by  end of June 2006. 

21/06/2006 :- Partial Modification to Posting order of 399 DETs(on adhoc basis) on their Promotion from SDE  cadre issued  Click Here for order

21/06/2006 :- Transfer and Posting ,Re allotment and cancellation of Transfer order in grade of AOs/Sr. AOs . Click Here for Order

20/06/2006 :- PROMOTION POLICY FOR EXECUTIVES :-As assured by Sh. Y.S. Bhave, AST, DoT Chairman Promotion Committee, he hold the Committee Members meeting on Saturday i.e. 17th June 2006 & prepared the recommendations in accordance with the discussions in the meeting held on 16th June 2006. He went on tour to abroad on Sunday i.e. 18th June 2006 & will return on 26th June 2006. Thereafter getting approval from Secretary DoT,  he will submit the recommendations on Promotion Policy to BSNL Board for implementation.

20/06/2006 :- DPC FROM JTO(T) TO SDE(T):- DPC is under process. It will be over by next week since one member of DPC i.e. DDG (SR) is on leave to this week. Our request for consideration of pending request transfers & Cancellation of Unilateral transfer orders issued to hard Tenure Circles are also being considered as assured by CMD, BSNL.

19/06/2006 :- All India Seniority List of SDE (Civil)  issued by BSNL on 19th June 2006 Click Here for List

17/06/2006 :- Grant of Perks to Executives in BSNL :- The matter was discussed in the Management Committee meeting of BSNL but remain inconclusive because Management Committee has suggested some modifications in the Perks Committee Report. Further the issue will be discussed in the next Management Committee Meeting & thereafter will be placed to the BSNL Board for Approval.

17/06/2006 :- Consideration of left out cases of Adhoc DEs Promotion :- Details of the DPC  which was held to fill up 550 DEs posts on Adhoc Basis recently are  given as 399 Adhoc DEs Promotion order already  issued. Six cases are in sealed cover, two cases could not be cleared due to pending currency of punishment, 26 ST quota posts could not be filled up due to non availability of eligible candidates in the zone of consideration, 67 left out cases ACRs are missing. Till date only 18 representations of eligible SDEs have been received in Corporate Office. We have requested DDG (Pers) to release the list of missing names further. Attested ACRs of last five years are immediately required for the following SDEs :. Shri A.K. Dholesiya (WTR), Shri M.R. Naikar (KTK), M.S. Chinchakandi (KTK), Shri N.C.S. Roy (CTD), Shri C.M. Basak (CTD), Shri A.K. Saha (CTD), Shri G. Sundararajan (TN), Shri D.G. Modi (Guj), Shri R.G. Padharia (Guj), Shri D.C. Paul (JKD).  The concern Circle Secretaries are requested to pursue the matter with the respective Circles.

16/06/2006 :-  Promotion Policy for Executives of BSNL :- GS , FS attended the meeting called by Dr.J S Sarma, Secretary, DOT. Shri Bhave AST, DOT, Shri A K Sinha, CMD, BSNL, Shri Niranjan Singh Dir(HRD),BSNL Shri A K Purawar  DDG(Per.), Shri Goyal Director (Staff), DOT,  GS and AGS of SNEA(I) attended the meeting. Details of discussion are

1) Promotion Policy :-  Discussed in detail i.e. Time bound promotion, Attended conditions. Secretary, DOT assured that attendant conditions for the promotion should be decided in the manner so that dropping should  be minimum

2) Management Trainees :- Secretary, DOT informed that recruitment of  Management Trainees at STS level -Seniority -cum-fitness basis quota- 60%, Limited Departmental Competitive Exam quota-20% and Out side recruitment quota- 20% [ Through IITs & IIMs ] . In the Promotion Policy, a) Non post based time bound promotion  up to SG JAG level. b) post base promotion as per recruitment rules.

3)One time placement of SDEs to Sr. SDE grade, Service weightage, Change of Designation, Higher responsibility with time bound promotion :- Secretary, DOT advised CMD to discuss and decide these issues at BSNL level. During the Discussion ,We have protested and told that the Promotion Policy for the Executives of BSNL should be implemented  as offered at the time of calling of option for absorption. We could observe  that no much improvement in the promotion Policy as earlier decided by the BSNL Board .

4) Filling up of Group "A" posts in BSNL :-Secretary, DOT directed the officers in DOT not to fill up vacant posts available in  BSNL from  DOT officers on promotion. He directed CMD, BSNL to fill up all vacant Group "A" posts in BSNL from absorbed Executives of BSNL .He also directed to fill up  about 2300 DE (Telecom) posts immediately  as well as vacant posts in other disciplines.

5) Pay fixation under FR 22 1(a)(i) at the time of lateral advancement from JTO to SDE and SDE to JTS :- Establishment section of DoT has sent a proposal to Shri Bhave AST Chairman, Committee to review  Promotion policy for with holding benefit of pay fixation under FR 22(1)(a)(i) at the time of lateral advancement  and vertical promotion from JTO to SDE, SDE to Sr. SDE & Sr. SDE to JTS. We strongly protested against this calculated move to sabotage time bound Promotion Policy itself. Sr. DDG(Estt.) DoT has suggested pay fixation under FR22 (1)(a)(ii) (Without any incremental benefit) in the proposed Promotion Policy. We clarified that this issue was objected by the P&T audit also. DOT asked the clarification from DO P&T. It was clarified that pay fixation  under FR 22(1)(a)(i) at the time of lateral advancement  and vertical promotion from JTO to SDE, SDE to Sr. SDE and Sr. SDE to JTS is justified. Secretary, DOT got convinced with the argument and advised the Chairman, Committee Shri Y.S. Bhave, AST not to consider such proposals. We have requested the Chairman, Committee to submit the recommendations on promotion policy at the earliest to BSNL Board. Shri Bhave AST assured that recommendations will be finalized within a day or two along with Members of the promotion Policy. Next week , he will remain on leave & in the last week of June 2006, he will be submitting  the recommendations to BSNL Board.

6) Implementation of all revised /upgraded IDA Pay scales w.e.f 1.10.2000 :- We have demanded Implementation of all revised /upgraded IDA Pay scales w.e.f 1.10.2000 with actual benefit. After discussion , Secretary, DOT advised to delink the issue from the promotion policy and directed CMD, BSNL to settle the issue in  BSNL. The meeting  was held for 2 hours from 1530 hrs to 1730 hrs.

During the discussions CMD, BSNL assured to further examine the issues raised by the Association & left to BSNL to decide for the improvement in the Promotion Policy.

16/06/2006 :- GS writes to The Sr. DDG (PF), BSNL C.O., New Delhi-110001 regarding consideration of various requests for Inter-Circle transfers of the JAOs/AOs/CAOs vide letter no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/ 2006-07/58 Dated 14.6.2006   Click Here for Letter

GS writes to The DDG (Personal), C.O., BSNL, New Delhi-110001 Regarding consideration of various requests for Inter-Circle transfers in the cadre of DEs(Telecom) vide letter no.  AIBSNLEA/CHQ/ 2006-07/62 Dated 15.6.2006 Click Here for Letter

GS writes to The Director (HRD), BSNL C.O., New Delhi-110001 regarding consideration of various requests for Inter-Circle transfers and some other grievances vide letter no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/ 2006-07/63 Dated 15.6.2006 Click Here for Letter

GS writes to The Sr. DDG (Electrical), BSNL C.O., New Delhi-110001 regarding consideration of various requests for Inter-Circle transfers and some other grievances of SDEs (Electrical) vide letter no.  AIBSNLEA/CHQ/ 2006-07/64 Dated 15.6.2006 Click Here for Letter

GS writes to The Sr. DDG(BW), BSNL C.O., New Delhi-110001 regarding consideration of various requests for Inter-Circle transfers and some other grievances of JTOs/SDE (Civil) vide letter no.  AIBSNLEA/CHQ/ 2006-07/65 Dated 15.6.2006  Click Here for Letter

GS writes to Shri A.K. Sinha, Chainman-cum-Managing Director,  BSNL, New Delhi regarding  Nomination of officers for Broadband training in Shicago / China under Project 2.1 / 2.2 of NIB-II respectively vide letter no.  AIBSNLEA/CHQ/2005-06/66 Dated 16.6.2006 Click Here for Letter

15/06/2006 :- Grant of Perks to Executives in BSNL :- The issue did not came up for  discussion in the Management Committee meeting of BSNL on 15th June' 2006 due to shortage of time. Meeting adjourned and further soon ,the issue will be discussed in the Management Committee meeting of BSNL probably on 17th June' 2006.Thereafter it will be placed for approval in the next BSNL Board Meeting.

15/06/2006 :- GS  met DDG (Telecom Factory)  & discussed :-(a) Lateran Advancement of JTOs(TF) b) Implimentation of IDA payscale to JTOs(TF)/SDE(TF)w.e.f 1.10.2000 .c) One Time Up gradation of Qualified  JTOs(TF). d) Promotion from JTO(TF) to SDE(TF) and SDE(TF) to DE(TF) DDG(TF) informed that our office has already taken up these issues with DDG(Per) and Sr.DDG(Est) for early action.We have  informed him that These issues  were already taken up by us with CMD,BSNL and Dir(HRD).These issues will be again discussed with these officers as early as possible.

15/06/2006 :- GS  met DDG (Per.)  & discussed :-(a) Impressed up on for consideration of all pending inter-Circle request transfers of SDEs. DDG(P) informs  to look in to.b) Promotion order from JTOs to SDEs :- DPC work is under process and expected to be completed by this week end. After completion of DPC , promotion order will be issued immediately.c) Issue of promotion order of left out cases in the cadre of  DE on adhoc basis.DDG(P) informed that only in few cases missing ACRs have been received. Efforts are being made to collect the missing ACRs at the earliest.

14/06/2006 :- Implementation of Executives Promotion Policy in BSNL :- As assurance given by Secretary ,DOT in our earlier meeting held on 08/06/2006, Secretary DoT has called  meeting on 16th June'2006 at 1500 hrs. with the Members of Promotion Committee for further to discuss the recommendations of the committee. Associations  have also been invited for discussions. 

14/06/2006 :- Grant of Perks to Executives in BSNL :- The issue will be discussed in the Management Committee meeting of BSNL on 15th June' 2006. Thereafter it will be placed for approval in the next BSNL Board Meeting.

14/06/2006 :- GS writes to Dr. J.S. Sarma, Chairman (TC) & Secretary, DOT, Govt. of India, New Delhi -110001 regarding Unilateral transfer of executives in BSNL- Our protest against vide letter  No. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/ 2005-06/ 61 Dated: 14th June’ 2006 Click Here for Letter

14/06/2006 :- GS writes to The DDG (Personal) C.O., BSNL, New Delhi-110001 regarding consideration of various requests for Inter-Circle transfers in the cadre of SDE (Telecom) vide letter no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/ 2006-07/60 Dated 14.6.2006 Click Here for Letter

14/06/2006 :- AGS(C/E/Arch./TF) & AFS met concerned Authority in Electrical / Civil/ Architect wings & discussed :-(a) Seniority list of SDE(Civil) will be issued this week.(b) Promotion from SDE(Civil) to EE(Civil) :- Some ACRs fo SDE(Civil) is yet to be received from various circles (Click Here for List).  Authorities in Civil Wing assured that on receipt of ACRs, DPC will be conducted immediately & Promotion orders will be issued by end of June'2006.The provisional Seniority List in Architect  wing in the cadre of JTO/AE/SDE(Arch.) have been issued (Click Here for List). Discrepancies if any, may be informed through representation. We have protested against the  issue of Seniority List based on qualifications. The seniority list of JTO(E) has also been released. (c) Promotion of JTO(E) to SDE(E) & SDE(E) to EE(E) : Authority in Electrical wing informed that DPC work is under progress & promotion orders will be issued by June,2006.

14/06/2006 :- Transfer and Posting  in the cadre of Executive Engineers (Civil) Click here for order copy. 

14/06/2006 :- DOT has issued repatriation order of AEs(Civil) who have  absorbed in BSNL from Dept of Postal to BSNL. Click here for order copy

14/06/2006 :- GS writes to Shri S. Basu, GS TESA(I) CHQ, New Delhi-10001 regarding Providing of TESA BHAWAN (CHQ) at Noida to AIBSNLEA (CHQ)  vide letter no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/2005-06/59 Dated: 14th June’ 2006 Click Here for Letter

12/06/2006 :- GS & FS met Director (HRD) & discussed :-(a) Implementation of Executives Promotion Policy in BSNL :- Director (HRD) informed that the Committee is finalizing the recommendations soon. He told that he will not commit the exact date of submission but he assured that the recommendations will be submitted shortly.(b) Grants of Perks for Executives in BSNL :- Director (HRD) informed that committee report is going to be placed in the Management Committee Meeting of BSNL to be held on 15th June 2006. Thereafter it will be placed to BSNL Board for final approval. (c) DPCs from JTO to SDE grades (i.e. Telecom/Civil/ Electrical/TF/Architecture etc.) , SDE to Executive Engineer (Civil/Electrical) & DE(TF), DE(TT) services etc. :- Director (HRD) informed that the DPCs from JTO(T) to SDE(T) has started today & will be completed by 14th June 2006. Then Promotion orders will be issued immediately. Promotion orders of about 85 JTO (Civil) to SDE (Civil) have been issued & in electrical wing also JTO(E) to SDE(E) DPC is under process. Efforts are being made to issue promotion orders from SDE(C/E) to EE(C/E) by the end of this month. Similarly the officer concern have been directed to issue promotion orders from JTO(TF) to SDE(TF), SDE(TF) to DE(TF) & SDE(TT) to DE(TT) by the end of this month.(d) Protested against the recent Seniority list released in the Architecture wing for JTO/AE/SDE (Architecture) based on qualifications :- Director (HRD) informed that Seniority list has been issued based on qualification i.e. Degree/Diploma in accordance with the instructions available from Institute of Architecture.(e) Protested against Unilateral Transfer orders of SDEs issued in WTR wing :-     Director (HRD) immediately spoken to CGM(WTR) & instructed him strictly to follow the guidelines issued by DoT/BSNL H/Q on transfer policy & also directed him to cancel the transfer & posting orders of the Office Bearers (i.e. Circle Secretary of MP Circle & Branch Secretary of Mumbai OFC Branch) of AIBSNLEA in accordance with immunity clause & further instructed him to minimizing the transfer may be issued upto need basis with supporting staffs.

10/06/2006 :- Due to Constant Persuasions and as assurance given  by Sr.DDG(BW) on 09/06/06, Promotion order of 85 JTOs(Civil) to SDE(Civil) on regular basis issued on 09/06/2006 itself. Click here for order copy. 2) DPC for the SDE(Civil) to EE (Civil) :- Click here for the list of SDEs(Civil) whose ACRs and Vigilance report are pending for consideration of Promotion of EE(Civil)

10/06/2006 :- Provisional seniority list of JTOs(Electrical) absorbed in BSNL :- BSNL CO has requested All the PCE(E)s /CE(E)s            to circulate the Provisional seniority list of JTOs(Electrical) absorbed in BSNL and to check  the correctness of the information from the service records of the officers/ officials. Discrepancies/missing information if any, pointed out by the officers/officials  or noticed from the service records or in case any name is missing ,the same may please be forwarded within a period of 30 days so that the action to finalize the Seniority lists could be initiated. Click here for Circular . Click here for the list

09/06/2006 :- GS,Pres.and FS met Shri Kapur Sr.DDG(PF) & discussed  the following issues 1) Issue of Request transfer Orders of AOs/Sr.AOs who have completed more than two years of service in a Circle :- Sr.DDG opined that request transfers of Hard Tenure places who have completed more than 2 years of service in a Circle have already been considered. where as It was not considered for non-tenure circles following the decision taken that tenure period will be 3 years for non tenure circles. We have protested against this decision. We have told that DOT guidelines available in this regard to consider  request transfers after completion of 2 years .Finally Sr.DDG agreed to look in to the matter. 2)Fixation of IDA pay scale of AAOs.:- We impressed up on for early settlement of the issue .After having detailed discussion ,having gone to Hon'ble court Delhi ,available DOT instructions and decision taken by Management committee of BSNL Board etc.,Sr.DDG advised us for  further submission of proposal for settlement of the issue. Sr.DDG assures to look into.3) DPC from AAOs to AOs:-Sr.DDG(PF) informed that at present no regular vacancies in the cadre of AOs are available.We impressed up on   filling up of the vacant AOs/Sr.AOs posts  arises due to Promotion from AOs to CAOs posts on adhoc basis during the year. Sr.DDG assures to look into.4) Look after arrangement in cadre of JAG :-  Issuing further necessary instructions to all Circles to make look after arrangement against JAG Posts and also same action also required in BSNL CO  to fill up JAG posts through look after arrangement. Sr.DDG assures to look into.

09/06/2006 :- GS writes to Shri A K Sinha CMD,BSNL and  Copy to Shri Niranjan Singh Dir(HRD) - for consideration of Inter Circle request transfers of SDE (Telecom). Click Here for Letter

09/06/2006 :- GS contacted Sr.DDG (BW) & discussed  the following issues 1) Regular Promotion order of 80 JTOs(Civil) to SDE(Civil):- SrDDG confirmed that DPC is over. Efforts are being made to release order today itself .2)POsting of SDE(C) repatriated from Postal wing to BSNL.:- Jt.DDG(BW) apprised that posting order of SDE(C) repatriated from Postal wing to BSNL will be issued by the next week end. 3)Release of Seniority list of SDE(C) for consideration of promotion to EE(C) :-Jt.DDG(BW) informed that Sr.list of SDE(C) will be released today 4) DPC for the SDE(Civil) to EE (Civil) :- Jt.DDG(BW) informed that DPC process has already been started but we could not get ACRs of eligible SDE(C) from CS to Dir(HRD). Now efforts are being made to collect ACRs from the Circles. Promotion order of SDE(C) to EE(C) will be released by  end of June 2006.

09/06/2006 :- GS contacted Sr.DDG(ELECT.) & discussed as follows 1) Promotion order of JTO(E) to SDE(E) :-Sr.DDG(E) informed that the DPC process is completed and Case has been sent to BSNL CO for approval. Orders are expected by the end of next week.2)DPC from SDE(E) to EE(E) :- Sr.DDG informed that DPC work  is under process. Efforts are being made to release the  promotion order by end of June 2006. 3) Repatriations of SDE(E) from Postal dept. to BSNL :- Sr.DDG (E) informed that about 15 have been repatriated from postal dept. to BSNL. Posting order has already been issued. Efforts are being made to get relived from Postal dept through DOT.

08/06/2006 :- GS,Pres.AFS met Dr.J S Sarma Secretary, DOT and Chairman Telecom Commission (CTC) and discussed issues as mentioned  below :- (1) Implementation of Executives Promotion Policy in BSNL :- We Impressed up on for immediate implementation of Promotion Policy for Executives in BSNL .It is also informed that Members are frustrated due to abnormal  delay in submission of Promotion Policy.He also opined that there was delay in finalization of Promotion policy by the Committee members.He assurers that he will call a meeting of committee members along with CMD,BSNL to finalize the matter. We requested our Vie/Suggestions for improvement  in the Promotion Policy as decided by BSNL. CTC assures to look into . (2) Filling up of the vacant STS of Group 'A' posts on adhoc basis  :-We Thanked  him for issuing instructions to BSNL for filling up of vacant posts of STS of Gr"A" in all disciplines. We informed him that Small no. of vacancies in Engineering /Finance wing has only been filled up where as a large no. of vacant posts of STS of Group "A" are lying vacant in all the disciplines. He assure to look in to .(3) Protest against unilateral intra/inter Circle transfers of SDEs/DEs  :- We informed him that in the name of Tenure Transfer, in many Circles, SDEs are being transferred out of stations in order to harass and terrorize them. CTC assures to look in to.  (4) Filling up of JAG/SAG/HAG posts in BSNL among the absorbed Group "A" officers  in BSNL. :- CTC assures to look in to.

08/06/06 :- Provisional All India Eligibility list of JTOs for the promotion to grade of SDE(Telecom) for the vacancies of  the year 2003-04 and 2004-05 :- Corrections/additions were  carried out in the eligibility list of JTOs by BSNL CO based on the information supplied to them. it is requested to Members concerned  to verify the list. if any, Corrections or Omissions  are found ,Kindly E-mail to prahladrai@bsnl. -CLICK HERE FOR THE LETTER, CLICK HERE FOR THE LIST

07/06/2006 :-GS,Pres.AFS met Sri Y S Bhave Addl. Secretary, DOT and discussed issues as mentioned  below :- (1) Implementation of Executives Promotion Policy in BSNL :- AST  assured that Recommendations will be finalised by this week end. He will submit the recommendations to BSNL Board by next week end for implimentation. He also confirmed that the discussions with Secretary ,DOT is over in this matter.(2) Grant of perks to Executives in BSNL :- AST assured to intervene for early release of perks.  (3) Protest against unilateral intra/inter Circle transfers of SDEs/DEs  :- He apprises the issue with Secretar,DOT(4) Filling up of the vacant STS of Group 'A' posts on adhoc basis and vacant SDE grades posts in all the wings on regular basis  :- He assured to discuss the matter with authorities concerned in BSNL.

06/06/06 :- GS WRITES TO GS, SNEA(I) FOR REVIVING THE UNITED FORUM FOR BSNL EXECUTIVES AFFILIATES AIBSNLEA AND SNEA(I)-CLICK HERE FOR THE LETTER

1/06/2006 :- MOST URGENT :- In spite of repeated reminders to CSs ,Corrected Mailing list and no. of copies required for sending "TELEWAVE" not yet received from many Circles. Please send the consolidated mailing list of the Circle  immediately  through E-mail [email protected] or [email protected] 

31/05/2006 :-GS,Pres.VP1,AGS(F),OS(S),OS(E) and CS,CTD met CMD,BSNL and discussed issues as mentioned  below :- (1) Implementation of Executives Promotion Policy in BSNL :- CMD told that I have  already spoken to Chairman and Members of the Committee to expedite the submission of recommendations at earliest .After having discussion with Secretary,DOT some improvement are being made in the Promotion Policy earlier decided by the BSNL. Recommendations  will be available  shortly.(2) Grant of perks to Executives in BSNL :- Decision on implementation of perks committee will be taken up  in the BSNL Board meeting at earliest (3) Absorption of Group "A" officers in BSNL  :- CMD informed that due to continuous opposition of ITSA, issue is not resolved. He informed that demands of ITSA  i.e keeping reserved the posts of CMD & other Board of Directors for ITS officers, no recovery of Rs. 2750/- payment on opting DOT. (4) Filling up of the vacant STS of Group 'A' posts on adhoc basis and vacant SDE grades posts in all the wings on regular basis  :- CMD informed that already some of the posts of DEs and CAOs  have been filled up and the process for next DPCs will be initiated .(5) JTOs to SDEs grades promotion( around 1500 posts): - Promotions are expected to be issued by the middle of June 2006.

31/05/2006 :-  GS,Pres.VP1,AGS(F),OS(S),OS(E) and CS,CTD met Director (Finance) and discussed the issues as follows:- (1)Fixation of AAO pay scale in IDA pay scale :- Dir(F) assured an early action. (2)Protested against proposed billing of Service Telephones of BSNL by MTNL:- Dir(F) assured to look into and Dir(F) also expressed serious concern towards financial viability of BSNL Ex.:-Hiring of NLD network of M/s Bharati Telecom by MTNL. In this manner, BSNL will be facing at least 10.000 Crores financial crunch.

30/05/2006 :- PROMOTION TO DE(ADHOC) :- Due to our constant pursuasion,399 promotion order of SDEs to DE(adhoc)  issued on 29/05/2006.And also Management  conceded our demand of posting in the same circle. Remaining 150 cases were not issued due to missing ACRs. Efforts will be made to release   promotion order of these 150 cases at earliest.  Click Here for Order copy

30/05/2006 :- Shr Niranjan Singh Dir(HRD) and Shri S D Saxena Dir(Fin) will be addressing the meeting of CHQ office bearers and office bearers of Delhi and TCHQ Circle at 1600 hrs on 30/05/2006.

29/05/2006 :- The Meeting of Central Office Bearers of AIBSNLEA notified on 29th & 30th May 2006 at New Delhi commenced today at sharp 10.30 AM. Click Here for programme

27/05/2006 :- Due to our continuous persuasion, Order of 150 - Promotion and posting in the grade of STS of Accounts and Finance services (CAOs) on purely and adhoc basis  issued on 27/05/2006.As agreed ,all the pending request transfer cases of CAOs were considered. Click Here for order 

27/05/2006 :-PROMOTION TO DE(ADHOC) :- DPC is over, Order is expected next week. 

27/05/2006 :- It is pleased to inform you that Uttar Pradesh (West) Circle Branch has launched Web site http://geocites.com/aibsnleaup_west

27/05/2006 :- GS writes to Shri Dayanidhi Maran, Hon'ble Minister of Communication & I.T., Govt. of India, New Delhi-110001 regarding Grant of Meeting - Request for vide letter no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/2005-06/53 Dated: 25th May, 2006  Click Here for Letter

27/05/2006 :- GS writes to Dr. J. S. Sarma, Chairman (TC) & Secretary, Deptt. of Telecom, Govt. of India, New Delhi regarding Irregular promotion of deputationists Group 'A' officers against BSNL posts vide letter no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/2005-06/56 Dated: 24th May, 2006 Click Here for Letter

27/05/2006 :-GS writes to CMD, BSNL regarding Provision of Broadband facility on service Telephone connection to BSNL Executives vide letter No. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/2005-06/54 dated 22nd May' 2006 Click Here for Letter

26/05/2006 :- GS & President met Director (HRD) BSNL on 25.05.2006 & discussed:-(a) Impressed upon issue of Promotion Order from SDEs to Adhoc DEs :- Director (HRD) informed that the DPC of SDEs to Adhoc DEs is over & by the end of this month Promotion order will be issued.(b) Impressed upon to post the Adhoc DEs on promotion in the same Circle as happened in case of ADET to Regular DEs Promotion  :- Director (HRD) assured to look into.(c) DPC from JTO(T) to SDE(T) :- Director (HRD) informed that the required informations regarding vacancy position have been received from all circle but CR dossiers of some of the Circles have not so far been received  upto the last date i.e. 25.05.2006. Just after  that the process of DPC will start.(d) Impressed upon early grant of Perks to Executives in BSNL :- Director (HRD) confirmed that the committee report on perks to Executives in BSNL has been received. Soon will be discussed in the BSNL Board Meeting.(e) Protested against transfer orders of SDEs/DEs in some Circles i.e. Karnataka Telecom Circle, Maharashtra Telecom Circle & WTR Circle :- Director (HRD) assured to look into.

26/05/2006 :- GS & President met Director (Finance) BSNL on 25.05.2006 & discussed:-(a) Impressed upon early release of Promotion Order form Sr. AOs to Adhoc CAOs :- Director (Finance) informed that DPC of about 219 Sr. AOs to Adhoc CAOs is completed, final allotment/posting orders are under process. Presently about 150 CAOs posts are being filled up on adhoc basis i.e. 123 OC / 27 SC/ST quota. About 69 Sr. AOs have been kept in select list, during the year vacancies created through retirement etc. will immediately be filled up. Promotion order are being issued shortly.(b) Requested consideration of all pending request transfers of Sr. AOs who completed more than 2 years of service in a Circle :- It was informed that most of the pending request of Adhoc CAOs are being considered. Similarly the remaining request of Sr. AOs completed more than Two years of service in a circle will also be considered soon.(c) Grant of Perks to Executives in BSNL : - Director (Finance) confirmed that the Coommittee has submitted the report, soon it will be discussed in BSNL Board.(d) Fixation of AAO Pay scale under FR-23 :- Director (Finance) assured an early decision in the matter.

25/05/2006 :- GS, President & AFS met Sh. Y.S. Bhave, Addl. Secretary (Telecom) DoT & discussed :-(a) Impressed upon early submission of Committee Recommendations on Executives Promotion Policy in BSNL :- AST informed that the Committee recommendations are ready & have been discussed with Secre