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3rd PRC Report....Gazette Notification.....<<<Click here for report>>>>>
Membership Drive: All the Circle & District Secretaries are requested to ensure enrolment of maximum members by filling up of Membership form and subscription deduction format from salary before last date i.e. 15.07.2018 <<<Click here for membership form>>>>> <<<<Click here for subscription deduction format from salary >>>>>
Legal opinion on SC-ST roster implementation on promotion in BSNL: GS discussed with GM(Pers.), BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi regarding 2nd legal opinion to be taken from other Senior advocate on SC/ST Roster implementation on promotion in BSNL after judgment delivered by the Hon'ble Supreme Court. GM(Pers.) informed that the draft proposal for taking 2nd Legal Opinion has been send to Director (HR), BSNL Board through CGM(Legal). He assured that after the approval of competent authority, the letter will be send to Sr. Advocate immediately. We expressed our serious concern against the delay is being caused in taking 2nd legal opinion.
AGM(Estt.-IV) writes to CGMs of AP, MH, Telegana, MP, Tamil Nadu, WB Telecom Circles for information regarding implementation of the order dated 26.08.2010 in OA No. 1282/2010 <<<<Click here for letter>>>> ....
Due to Contempt petition filed by AIBSNLEA in the Hon'ble PCAT New Delhi; CO BSNL called for information. In this regard GS AIBSNLEA has already written a letter to Director(HR), BSNL Board to withdraw the instructions issued vide CO BSNL i.e. dated 22.12.2015 and fix the Pay of EX Officiating JTOs under FR 22 I a(i) with arrears.
Today on 5th November,2018, AUAB CTD meeting was held at RJCM room. Representatives of AUAB Com. Sisir Roy, CS, BSNLEU, Com. Sekhar Majumdar, CS, NFTE, Com. Subhasis Mitra, CS, AIBSNLEA, Com. Soumya Basak, CS, AIBSNLOA, Com. Sukanti Mukherjee, VP, BSNLEU, Com. Dipakar Banerjee, AIBSNLEA and Com. Soumyendranath Ghosh, ACS, SNEA were present in the meeting. The following decisions were taken in the meeting.Com.Suibhasis Mitra CS AIBSNLEA/CTD presided over the meeting.The following decisions were taken unanimously:
1. Com. Sekhar Majumdar, wii act as Chairman, AUAB/CTD
2. Com. Sisir Roy, will act as Convenor, AUAB/CTD
3. Areawise AUAB will be formed with NFTE representative as Chairman & BSNLEU representative as Convenor,
4. Convenor, AUAB/CTD will take initiative to bring all the left out unions and associations to take part in the rally on 14th November.
5. Gate meeting at all work spot and Press meet centrally will be held on 13th November.
6. Rally will be organized from Binny Show Room(Mission Row crossing) to Esplanade at 1400 hours on 14th November.
7. Attempt to be taken for submission of memorandum to Governor, WB.
All workers executives and non executives are requested to make this rally a historic one. All BS,COBs and other leaders are requested to ensure hundred per cent participation.
Meeting between the Secretary, Telecom and the AUAB:
A meeting between Ms.Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary, Telecom and the All Unions and Associations of BSNL(AUAB) was held today.
Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS/BSNLEU, Com.Chandeswar Singh, GS/NFTE, Com.K.Sebastin, GS/SNEA, Com. Prahlad Rai,GS/AIBSNLEA, Com. Ravi Shil Verma, GS/, AIGETOA, Com. Suresh Kumar,GS/BSNL MS, Com. Revti Prasad, AGS/BSNL ATM, Com. Rashid Khan, AGS/TEPU and Com.H.P.Singh, Dy.GS/BSNL OA participated in the talks on behalf of the AUAB.
From the DoT, Ms. Anuradha Mitra/Member(Finance), Shri Ravi Kant/ Member(Services), Shri.N.Sivasailam/Special Secretary and Shri R. K. Khandelwal/ Joint Secretary(Admn) Shri Pawan Gupta,Director (PSU),Shri Sanjay Agarwal,Director(Esst) of participated.
Meeting with CMD BSNL.:-
GS, President, AGS (Finance) and AGS (DR) met CMD BSNL and discussed regarding
(a) Holding of CPC to promote the eligible executives in the next grade: CMD BSNL further mentioned that let the contempt cases be settled thereafter the CPC's will be considered.
Regarding CAO to DGM (F) promotion: We requested CMD BSNL to allow promotion since the sufficient vacant DGM(F) Posts are there and eligible candidates are less. CMD assured to discuss the matter with the Dir(HR) for early promotion.
On the issue of AO to CAO promotion;We requested for his kind intervention to direct the concern officers for issuing early promotion orders, since the CPC has been completed two months before, CMD assured to look into the matter.
(b) Viability of BSNL: We expressed our concern against non-releasing of funds to the circles even for operation and maintenance purpose. It is reported by circles that electric connection of Telephone Exchanges are disconnected due to non-payment of electricity bills, vendor payments are not being released for the last 6-7 months, Tower sites rent payments are not being paid, medical bills of BSNL employees and retirees are not paid etc. It has caused serious problems in field units. CMD BSNL appreciated our concern and mentioned that due to financial constraints this situation has arisen, However, it's a temporary phase for 2-3 months after that situation will change. Thus we have to put our all efforts during these 2-3 months' time to face the situation .He also mentioned that Govt. is now allocating 4-G Spectrum to BSNL This will help to BSNL. CMD also mentioned that it is instructed to all senior officers to visit exchanges on day of Diwali whichever place they available on Diwali. This will give positive massage to customers that BSNL is working even on Holidays and festivals.
Meeting with Sr.GM (Estt.)BSNL CO. :
GS, President, AGS (Finance) and AGS (DR) met Sr.GM (Estt.) and discussed regarding implementation of FR22(I)a(i) for pay fixation of officiating JTO's as per the judgements of Hon'ble CAT Ernakulum bench upheld by Hon'ble High Court Kerala and Hon'ble Supreme Court .Also requested to withdraw the reference of BSNL CO. letter dated 22.12.2015 immediately for the true implementation of the court Judgement's GM(Estt.) assured to look into the matter.
Meeting with GM (Pers) BSNL CO.:-
GS, President, AGS (Finance) and AGS (DR) met GM (Pers) and discussed regarding:-
(a) AO to CAO promotion: We requested GM(Pers.) to decide the policy on SC/ST roaster implementation in BSNL as the AO to CAO promotion case is pending for want of policy. GM(Pers.) mentioned that 2nd legal opinion of another Sr. Advocate is being taken by sending a draft proposal by explaining the Hon'ble Supreme Court judgements and available DOP&T orders. He assured to send a letter to Sr. Advocate today itself.
(b) Implementation of Rule-206 on TES Group ‘B' seniority after Hon'ble Supreme Court judgement:GM(Pers.) informed that DOT has given its comments on BSNL's proposal and has advised to implement in BSNL itself ,we further pleaded that Hon'ble Supreme Court has upheld the impugned judgement of Hon'ble High Court Chandigarh. Accordingly, BSNL should implement the judgement in its true spirit. GM (Pers.) assured to examine the case.
(c) Restructuring of AD(O/L) Cadre: We extended thanks for issuing the AD(O/L) Cadre restructuring order, but requested to clarify the date of effect of implementation .GM(Pers.) assured to look into the matter.
(d) Consideration of some request transfer of executives: We requested for the consideration of some request /tenure transfer cases of SDEs/DEs/ DGMs on genuine grounds. GM (Pers.) assured to look into the matter for early consideration.
GS writes to Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL regarding allotment of funds for OPEX & Staff claims <<<Click here for letter>>>
Meeting With Director (HR) BSNL Board:
Director (HR) further mentioned that now it depends on AUAB leaders that how they plead the issues to Secretary (T) for their settlement. She told that DoT should help BSNL for its revival in the present scenario.
The following Comrades of AIBSNLEA/CTD are retiring due to Superannuation today.We pray for their happy, peaceful, healthy and active life after retirement.
1)Com.Phani Bhusan Naskar PA to AGM/Admin : Member of South Branch
2)Com.Ruma Paul CAO/HCU: Member of TB Branch
3)Com.Swapan Kumar Sarkar AO/East-IV : Member of TBZ Branch
4)Com.Rajat Subhra Maitra SDE/Admin/Central : Member of Central Branch
5)Com.Subir Banerjee PS to DGM/(NWO-N) : Member of North Branch,he was ACS for two consecutive terms.
6) Com.Kamal Kr. Das PA to DE/Circus: Member of Central Branch,present ACS, he will continue till next Conference.
7)Com.Prabir Dutta AO/ITPC/Kolkata:Member of North Branch
GM(SR), BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi writes to DDG(SR), DoT with a copy to Representatives of AUAB regarding meeting with representatives of AUAB on dated 02.11.2018 at 05.00 PM <<<Click here for letter>>>
AUAB agitation Progromme dated 30.10.2018 - One Day Dharna: One day Dharna Call of AUAB agitation programme was successfully implemented on 30.10.2018 in Calcutta Telephones at Telephone Bhavan . CS, President and OS(E) were present one day Dharna programme alongwith a large no.of general members BS,BP and other COBs. Large number of members of all Unions/Associations participated in the one day Dharna programme. CS AIBSNLEA /CTD and OS(E) addressed the gathering and mentioned in details about the need of agitation Programme and status of all the issues of demand of charters etc. ....
Rectt. Cell of BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi issued notification regardingholding of LICE JTO(T) under 50% quota for VY 2016-17 and 2017-18 for vacancies upto 31.03.2018....<<<Click here for order>>>
DGM(SEA), BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi issued order regarding appointment of 'Junior Accounts Officer on Probation' under DR quota consequent on completion of 11 weeks of pre-appointment training on 26.10.2018 ...<<<Click here for order>>>
Group Term Insurance Committee Meeting: AIBSNLEA was invited for the Group Term Insurance Committee Meeting held at Corporate Office, BSNL, New Delhi at 1500 hrs today. President AGS (Fin) and AGS (DR) attended the meeting. GTI Committee meeting was conducted under the Chairmanship of Sr. GM (Estt). Committee members GM (Trg) & GM(CA) participated in the meeting. The Committee meeting held today to finalize the proposal & various modalities of GTI scheme for BSNL Executives.
As directed By GS we have to participate in full fledged way in tomorrow 's Dharna Programme in TELEPHONE Bhavan from 12 to 4 PM called by AUAB. All BS BP and other leaders are requested to ensure 100 % participation of members. Please Organise.
CS AIBSNLEA CTD
Today Leaders of AUAB/CTD submitted memorandam to CGM/CTD and intimated about the ensuing call given by AUAB/CHQ.In a little discussion we apprised CGM Sir that BSNL is facing some sort of uneven situation by not allotting 4G spectrum and not permitting to take loan from banks and especially step-motherly attitude from Govt.of India.As a result of it BSNL is being succumbed gradually.He appreciated our view and justifications but appealed beside agitation for demands we should try hard to improve our service to grab the market share and to survive.(see memorandum)
Update on DE to DGM Case: The case was heard in Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh and posted for 19.11.2018 clubbing all similar cases.
Congratulations!!! AIBSNLEA persistent efforts yielded result in getting released order regarding amendment / Modification in the Recruitment Rules 2005 of Rajbhasha Adhikari consequent upon up-gradation of pay scale of AD (OL) / Rajbhasha Adhikari from E-1 to E-2 - <<<<Click here for order>>>
This issue was taken by AIBSNLEA only & finally succeeded in getting resolved the issue.
Proposed AUAB Meeting with Secy(T), DoT: Today morning at 10.30 AM Secy(T), DoT hold a meeting with CMD BSNL, Director(HR) & GM(SR) wherein Secy(T) wanted to discuss the demands of AUAB with General Secretaries of AUAB but all the GSs were not available at Delhi thus the next meeting is fixed upon 2nd Nov., 2018 at 17.00Hrs in DoT with Secy(T), DoT.
In today’s meeting Secy(T) mentioned that DoT is seriously implementing all the assurances given by Hon’ble MOSC (l/C) to AYUB Leaders in the meeting held on 24th Feb., 2018. Secy(T) DoT further informed that before 2nd Nov., 2018 Cabinet Note on 3rd PRC implementation in BSNL and 4G Spectrum allocation to BSNL will be ready for further necessary action.
DoT recommendations on payment of pension contributions on actual basic pay of BSNL employees will be send to DOE for clearance shortly. Pension revision of BSNL pensioners is also under active consideration. Secy(T) DoT advised CMD BSNL & Director(HR), BSNL Board to inform this status to all the leaders of AUAB. Secy(T) will be on tour from 29th Oct.,, 2018 to 1st Nov., 2018 thus the meeting is fixed up on 2ndNov., 2018. <<<<Click here for the appeal of GM(SR), BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi>>>>
Press release of the AUAB, to be issued to the media, in the "Press Meets" to be conducted on 29.10.2018:
A meeting of AUAB CTD & WBTC jointly held in the RJCM room at TB on 26-10-2018.
CP & ACS represented AIBSNLEA CTD in the meeting. CS was not present due to official preoccupation.
The following decisions were taken in the meeting to implement the CHQ program.
1. On 29th october gate meeting will be at every division and at 1300 hours intimation will be given to CGM by AUAB.
2. On 30th October Dharna will be conducted at Telephone Bhawan from 1200 hours to 1600 hours.
3. Press meet will be on 13th November.
4. On 14th November A Rally will be organized from Binny Shop to Esplanade at 1400 hours by AUAB.
All Circle and Branch leadership are requested to organise members to take part in the programme of AUAB.
1.On 29th Local leadership at every division will address the gate meeting. Members are requested to be present.
CS will join the delegation to meet CGM.
2.On 30th the leadership and members of TB, TBZ and Central Branch will take part.At Lunch hour all the members from all branches will come to take part in the Dharna.
3.On 14th Nov all BS are requested to make sure that members in large numbers should participate in the rally.
AIBSNLEA efforts in getting released about 13000 executives promotion orders through CPCs before implementation of proposed CPSU Cadre hierarchy :
After the Membership verification AIBSNLEA was granted the 2nd Majority Association status and later support Association. Even after winning in the 17 Circles and losing in 14 Circles, AIBSNLEA was granted support Association status on the basis of total votes secured. Against this AIBSNLEA filed a case in the Hon'ble High Court Allahabad which is still pending for decision. After the referendum the so called Majority Association impressed upon the Management that they should only be discussed all the issues no other Association should be heard or allow to function. This created great disunity among the executives and Management very successfully divided the executives to their convenience. So called majority Association instead of killing of other Associations should have taken efforts with all Associations to bring them together on the common issues for the betterment of executive cadres but they avoided this.
Present Status of promotions through CPCs & CPSU CH: In view of the Court cases on TES Group “B' seniority the promotions were held up. To overcome with this situation AIBSNLEA proposed to implement CPSU cadre hierarchy in the year 2012 and to achieve this AIBSNLEA, SNEA and AIGETOA launched agitation programs in February 2013 under the banner of United Forum of BSNL Executive Associations and thereafter a Committee headed by the then PGM (FP) Shri S.R. Kapoor was constituted to discuss the matter. AIBSNLEA, SNEA and AIGETOA were the members of the committee. But due to serious difference of opinion between the staff side and management side members of the committee could not submit the report.
Again second time the then PGM (SR) Shri N.K. Narang was made the Chairman of the committee but this Committee also failed to submit the report. In the year -2015 after the Joining of New CMD Shri Anupam Shrivastava the matter was further raised and he was kind enough to further reconstitute the Committee headed by the Shri. M.A .Khan the then ED (NB), GM (Estt.) and GM (EF) were official side members and AIBSNLEA, SNEA and AIGETOA were the staff side members. After marathon meetings Mr. Khan Committee submitted its recommendations. AIBSNLEA constantly persuaded for the implementation of Khan Committee recommendations but meanwhile BSNL Management started the MV process of Executive Association which derail the process. Pers. Cell BSNL C.O. was not at all interested to implement Khan Committee report on CPSU Cadre hierarchy and ignored the views of other Executive Associations and in collusion with so called majority Association diluted the Khan Committee report and tried to limit functional promotions up to Sr. SDE level only etc. Against this dilution AIBSNLEA strongly protested with CMD BSNL, Director (HR) and they appreciated the concern of AIBSNLEA and directed PGM (Pers.) to discuss the matter with AIBSNLEA wherein AIBSNLEA demanded Khan committee implementation in the true sense i.e.
PGM (Pers.) after detailed discussions incorporated some suggestions of AIBSNLEA i.e. functional promotion up to AGM level, Jt. DGM designation E-5 grade AGMs and bench marks on numerical basis etc. This got approved by the MC and thereafter BSNL Board.
AIBSNLEA persuaded up to level of JS (Admin), DoT cum Govt. Nominee Director in BSNL Board for improvement in Draft CPSU instead of the implementation of half cooked policy with severe Bottlenecks . which yielded result as Board while giving approval to CPSU cadre hierarchy directed to complete the ongoing CPCs before implementation of CPSU CH.
BSNL Board approved the CPSU Cadre hierarchy with date effect from its date of notification i.e. prospective date. It created path hole in CPSU Cadre hierarchy concept and most of the existing executives are not benefited with this policy. However, knowing this fact AIBSNLEA convince the BSNL Management to held CPCs to promote all the eligible executives to the next grade on functional basis before implementation of the CPSU Cadre hierarchy. BSNL Management appreciated AIBSNLEA concern and conducted CPCs in all the cadres and promoted about 13000 executives to the next higher grade on functional basis. This could not be tolerated by the so called majority Association and they protested against holding of CPCs and demanded to implement CPSU cadre hierarchy only. But they failed and to create a road block and they demanded parity among all the cadres which was not immediately possible as in all the Cadre there was difference from DoT legacy. To stall the process of CPCs filed contempt cases against CMD and Director (HR) for issuing promotions. It frustrated the Management and finally all the promotions through CPCs are stalled. AIBSNLEA is still trying that as soon as the contempt cases are settled promotions should be made available through CPCs immediately to benefit the executives' monitory and status. Now so called majority Association is claiming that due to their pressure on CPSU Cadre hierarchy, CPCs has taken place which is beyond truth.
AIBSNLEA efforts in achieving 30% Superannuation benefit for the BSNL recruited employees :- AIBSNLEA along with other unions and associations strongly demanded 30% superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited executives as per the recommendations of 2nd PRC. BSNL was giving 18% superannuation benefit in terms of gratuity, EPF and Medical benefit etc., to BSNL recruited employees. The pension through EPF is a meager amount to DR employees in comparison to BSNL absorbed employees Pensionary benefit as per the CCS(CCA)Rules.1972.The EPF contribution of DR employees was also settled by the vigorous pursuance of AIBSNLEA in the year 2004-2005 and persuaded to Provident fund authorities for making it transparent and online assessed. To achieve 30% superannuation benefit AIBSNLEA continued its efforts initially in BSNL C.O. Establishment cell where the GM(Estt.) was accepting only 1% contribution which was not agreed by us and on our demand a committee headed by Smt Geeta Rao the then ED(Finance )was constituted to whom AIBSNLEA pleaded for 12% remaining superannuation benefit and the committee recommended 3% contribution. In the month of May-June 2016 AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA under the banner of United Forum of BSNL Executives Associations launched the agitation programme and got achieved 3% contribution from BSNL in superannuation benefit. However, AIBSNLEA continued its efforts to increase it upto 12% and management further considered to increase 2% and total now 5%.AIBSNLEA efforts will continue to achieve 12% contribution to achieve 30% superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited employees. .
E2 and E3 standard Pay scales to JTO and SDE equivalent executives :
After the 2nd PRC recommendations notified in March -2009,AIBSNLEA demanded standard Pay Scales E2 and E3 to JTO and SDE equivalent executives. And got rectified the Pay anomaly from the Sh. K.C.G.K. Pillai, the then PGM(FP) committee report by giving 5-advance increments in the revised Pay Scale after 2ndPRC implementation which removed the pay anomaly of JTO/JAO. Initially issue of granting intermediary pay scales E1-A and E2-A to JTO and SDE equivalent executives was sent to DOT/DPE by BSNL but DPE denied to grant intermediately pay scales, these intermediary pay scale effort was made by BSNL but all the time DPE disagreed BSNL proposal. In view of the DPE denial of intermediately Pay scales AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA demanded the standard pay scales E-2 and E-3 to JTO and SDE equivalent executives and subsequent upgradation of E-3 to E-4,E-4 to E-5, E-5 to E-6 and E-6 by E-7. Accordingly on 06.06.2016 BSNL management sent proposal to DOT recommending replacement of E1-A by E-2, E-2A by E-3 and upgradation of subsequent pay scales of E-3 by E-4,E-4 by E-5 , E-5 by E-6 and E-6 by E-7.This proposal was in active consideration of DOT. But after the membership verification of Executive Association in Dec.2016 Majority Association mounted the pressure on BSNL management to limit the proposal up to the replacement of E1-A by E-2 and E-2A by E-3 only. BSNL Management further send a revised proposal to DOT limiting replacement of Pay scales E1-A by E-2 and E-2A by E-3 and the subsequent upgradation of E-3 by E-4,E-4 by E-5 , E-5 by E-6 and E-6 by E-7 may be considered at the time of implementation of 3rdPRC. This kind of modification was not appreciated by DOT and they categorically mentioned that in case E1A and E2A are replaced by E2 and E3 Pay scales leaving aside the upgradation of subsequent pay scales will invite litigation and not logical. In view of this DOT Administration decided to downgrade the E1A by E1 and E2A by E2 standard scales and issued the Presidential orders. In a systematic manner the issue was killed by the so called Majority Association. However, AIBSNLEA will continue its efforts to get replaced E1A by E2 and E2A by E3 and subsequent upgradation of E-3 by E-4,E-4 by E-5 , E-5 by E-6 and E-6 by E-7 .
GS writes to
The Director (HR),BSNL Board, regarding
(a) Representation from Shri K.D. Bhagat HR No. 198908932, PS to PGM (NWO-II/CFA), CTD regarding cancellation of E2-E-3 IDA pay scale up gradation order under EPP and re-fix in the lower E2 pay scale with continuous Increment due to failure in clearing prescribed online E2 –E3 exams within maximum allowed three attempts
(b) Requests for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the Cadre of Accounts officers .....( see letter )
Meeting with GM (Pers)
GS & President met GM (Pers) and discussed regarding
A) JTO to SDE (T) Promotion: We requested GM (Pers) for the immediate issuance of Promotion order from JTO to SDE for the 5000 vacant posts in the cadre of SDE (T). GM (Pers) informed that the exemption application of CMD BSNL personal appearance in the JTO to SDE Promotion Contempt case in the Hon'ble CAT Ernakulam has been filed and the case is listed for hearing on 29.10.2018 after the clearance from the Court for CPC from JTO to SDE (T) will be expedited.
BSNL has also filed review Petition against the Hon'ble High Court Kerala Judgement.
B) AO to CAO Promotion: We resented against the delay in the process of promotion from AO to CAO on the pretext of legal opinion. The stay order was vacated by the Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh one and half month before but the promotion orders are not being issued. GM(Pers) informed that a meeting is being hold by Director (HR) today to discuss the matter and some break through will be made in this direction to issue AO to CAO Promotion orders immediately.
C) CAO to DGM (F) Promotion: We requested GM (Pers) to get approved CAO to DGM(F) CPC minutes from CMD BSNL which is kept pending for more than one month. We explained the GM (Pers) that no Contempt case or Stay is pending in any Court for the CAO to DGM(F) Promotion and the CAO to DGM(F) CPC was conducted after the approval MC of the BSNL Board. After detailed discussion GM (Pers) assured to discuss the issue with the CMD for getting early clearance.
D) Consideration of some request/ tenure transfer of SDEs/DEs /DGMs: We requested for the consideration of some request /tenure transfer cases of SDEs/DEs/ DGMs on genuine grounds. GM (Pers.) assured to look into the matter for early consideration.
GS writes to Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL regarding issuance of promotion order from JTO (T) to SDE (T) - .............<<<<Click here for letter>>>
GS writes to Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL regarding filling- up of the vacant DGM (F) Posts .............<<<<Click here for letter>>>
Meeting with DDG (Estt) DOT:
GS & President met DDG (Estt), DOT and discussed regarding
A) Pension Revision: We requested the DDG (Estt), DOT for the Pension Revision of BSNL Pensioners by delinking the Pay Revision as the Pension of BSNL Pensioners is also being paid under CCS (CCA) Pension Rules 1972 as Govt. Pension. DDG (Estt) mentioned that the BSNL Pensioners Pension is being paid as per the CCS (CCA) Pension Rules 1972 but there is no mention about the Pension Revision. Govt. Pensioners Pension is being revised along with the Pay Revision as the practice. Similarly the BSNL Pensioners Pension Revision was also made along with the Pay Revision of BSNL Employees on implementation of 2ndPRC. At present 3rd PRC implementation in BSNL is under consideration in DOT and after the Pay Revision only the Pension can be revised. This stand has been taken by the Establishment Cell of DOT.
B) Payment of Pension contribution on Actual basic pay instead of Maximum of the Pay: DDG (Estt) informed that n the meeting held on 17.10.2018, Hon'ble MOSC(IC) has directed the Member (Finance) to look in to the matter. Thus some early decision is expected in this regard.
C) CGHS Medical Facilities to BSNL Pensioners: We appraised the DDG (Estt) that in some Circles where the BSNL Pensioners have applied to switch over to CGHS Medical facility from BSNL MRS are not being allowed by the respective Circle Medical Authorities on the pretext that the Head of Account has not been mentioned in the PPO. The same has been clarified by the respective Circle CCAs and the Head of Accounts is also given but the Medical Authorities wants a copy of the letter of DOT Budget Cell. We requested DDG (Estt) to settle the issue. DDG (Estt) advised us to give a letter in this regard for necessary action. We will submit the Letter shortly.
Meeting with DDG (PM) DOT:
GS & President met DDG (PM), DOT and discussed regarding
A) Implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL: DDG (PM) DOT who is dealing with the Revival Plan of BSNL mentioned that this issue can be sorted out at the level of Hon'ble MOSC(IC) only. Administrative Channels will restrict as per the 3rd PRC recommendations only. He also confirmed that there was a meeting with Hon'ble MOSC(IC) on 17.10.2018 on BSNL Revival wherein also the matter was discussed.
B) 4G Spectrum allocation to BSNL: DDG (PM), DOT mentioned that the Cabinet Note for the allocation of 4G Spectrum to BSNL has been sent to DOE for comments. After the clearance from DOE further action will be taken.
Meeting with Director (PSU) DOT:
GS & President met Director (PSU), DOT and discussed regarding
A) Implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL: Director (PSU) confirmed that the BSNL proposal for 3rd PRC with 15% fitment benefit is being returned to BSNL for re-examination on the basis of the queries made by the Internal Finance of DOT. He further mentioned that this proposal will be sent back to BSNL within this week only.
B) 4G Spectrum allocation to BSNL: Director (PSU) informed that the Cabinet Note for the allocation of 4G Spectrum to BSNL has been sent to the higher ups for consideration.
Meeting with CMD BSNL: GS, President, met CMD BSNL and discussed regarding:
(b) CPCs in all the streams of BSNL: We requested CMD BSNL to allow holding of CPCs in all the disciplines of BSNL to the eligible executives for their promotion in the next higher grade. CMD BSNL after discussing the status of the various court cases pending, assured that after the settlement of these pending court cases the process of CPCs will be considered.
d) Financial Viability of BSNL: We appraised him about our Seminar on "BSNL at Your Door Step" arranged by AIBSNLEA Tamilnadu Circle at Madurai which was inaugurated by the CGM TN Circle and PGM Madurai on 13.10.2018. More than 200 Executives attended the Seminar. We also expressed our serious concern against Revenue dip in Kerala circle also in this Financial Year. CMD appreciated the efforts taken by the AIBSNLEA and mentioned that Kerala Circle should continue to provide 4G Service to our Customers with the available resources. He further empathized that we should market our available Services in a aggressive manner because the BSNL Services are still better than any other Service Provider.
Meeting with Director (HR) BSNL Board: GS, President and AGS (Finance) met Director (HR), BSNL Board and discussed regarding
A) AO to CAO Promotion: We resented against the delay in the process of promotion from AO to CAO by SEA Cell BSNL C.O. on the pretext of legal opinion. The stay order was vacated by the Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh one and half month before but the promotion orders are not being issued. Director (HR) mentioned that after our last meeting she has already directed Sr.GM(FP) to discuss the matter for an early resolution but last week Sr.GM(FP) was on leave and in this week itself some decision will be taken to issue AO to CAO Promotion.
B) Consideration of request/ tenure transfers of AOs /CAOs/ DGM (F)s: We requested DIR (HR) for the consideration of request/ tenure transfers of AOs /CAOs/DGM(F)s. Also expressed our serious concern against the transfer orders issued by SEA Cell on "Pick & Choose" method. DIR (HR) informed that GM(SR) was asked to take the para wise comments on our letter dated 9.10.2018 from Sr.GM(FP) and the same has been now received which will be examined and judicious decision will be taken shortly.
C) Delay in reimbursement of medical claims: We expressed our serious concern against the delay in reimbursement of the medical claims of BSNL serving employees for the last 2-3 months and BSNL pensioners for last six months respectively.. We requested to timely release funds against medical claims. Dir (HR) mentioned that Management is seriously taking efforts to obtain Loan from Banks for meeting the latest financial crunch and assured that all the pending medical claims will be settled in the next month November 2018.
D) Implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL, Pension Revision, Payment of Pension Contribution on actual basic and Allotment of 4G Spectrum etc.,: We requested DIR(HR) to use her good office in DOT for the settlement of 3rd PRC in BSNL, Pension Revision, Payment of Pension Contribution on actual basic and Allotment of 4G Spectrum etc.Dir (HR) informed that in last week i.e., on 17.10.2018 she attended a meeting with Hon'ble MOSC(IC) in the presence of Secretary (Telecom ), Member (Finance), SST and other Senior Officers of DOT with reference to revival of BSNL wherein she pleaded that BSNL should be allowed to take Loan from Banks with the Letter of Comfort to meet the OPEX. During discussion DOT Officers informed that the 3rd PRC proposal approved by the BSNL Board will be returning back to BSNLfor their own consideration. But without the settlement of excess payment towards the Pension contribution and allowing BSNL to take Loans from Banks how this issue can be settled by the BSNL. Thus she advised to further take up the matter with the Hon'ble MOSC(IC) only to settle these issues at DOT level itself because these are under the purview of DOT only.
GM (SR) & OSD were also present in the meeting.
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