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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
DO letter of CMD BSNL to CGM Telecom Circle/ District <<<<Click here for DO letter>>>
The 3rd AIC of AIRBSNLEWA was held on 17th of July'19 in Swarna Palace at Vijayawada. Com.Subhasis Mitra AIP addressed the audience & stated that AIBSNLEA & AIRBSNLEWA are branches of the same tree. They are complementary to each other in the struggle for BSNL & for the benefits of the executives ,whether working or retired ,of BSNL. In the new Committee Com. Prasun Mukhopadhyay was elected as OS(E) ,Com.Amit Gupta as Deputy GS, Com.Kishan Singh as President & Com.Prahlad Rai as GS for the next term. We wish all the success for All India Retired BSNL Executives Welfare Association.
CS,CP,OS(E),Consultant (CHQ),CWC member & 17 Delegates including two Lady Comrades attended the 6th AIC at Vijayawada from 14th to 16th of July '19. On 12th there was CHQ office bearer meeting & on 13th Pre AIC CWC took place. On behalf of CTD CS,CP & CWC member attended Pre AIC CWC. In the Delegate session CS presented the activity report of the circle in detail.
<<<< Click here for CS report >>>>
On behalf of our circle 6 delegates took part in the deliberation & discussion on GS report namely Com.Debabrata Dey, Com.Tarun Roy, Com.Satyajit Bhattacharya, Com.Dipankar Banerjee, Com.Bikash Singha & Com.Raju Ray. They elaborated the cadre problems, problems related to CTD administration & general problems regarding BSNL. Their deliberations were well appreciated by the House.
Com.Supriya Kar & Com R.Hema took part in the opening song ,"Vandhe Mataram" to the much enthusiasm of the House. Com.Supriya also presented a solo song in the entertainment programme during the break.
All the comrades of CTD along with comrades of All India whole heartedly appreciated the arrangements, fooding & the lodging of the reception committee of AP & Telengana Circle.
We from CTD helped the host circle with Rs.1,00,000/- as per our promise despite of critical situation prevailing nowadays. CS conveyed his satisfaction & gratitude with pride to all the comrades who took part in collecting funds.
In the Open Session on 15th Shri.Sheetla Prasad, Director (CM & HR) BSNL CO & Shri. A.M.Gupta ,GM (SR) BSNL CO along with other dignitaries & eminent trade union leaders delivered their valuable speech which enriched the audience.
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Com.Prasun Mukhopadhyay was felicitated in a befitting manner by the CHQ in the occasion of his Super annuation along with other retired Comrades of the CHQ body /CP & CS including GS.
On the last day a strong CHQ committee was unanimously elected headed by Com.Prahlad Rai as Chairman, Com.Subhasis Mitra as President ,Com.S.Shivakumar as GS & Com.Ramnath as FS for the next term. Besides Com.Subhsis Mitra CS/CTD, Com.Tridip Chakraborty CP/CTD was elected as Advisor (East) in the CHQ body.
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REVIVAL OF BSNL &MTNL : It is reliably learnt that DoT has finalized a Cabinet Note draft for the Revival of BSNL and MTNL and has submitted to the Hon’ble MOC for approval. Thereafter it will be sent to all the concerned Nodal Ministries for comments and will finally be sent to the Cabinet for consideration and approval. The Salient features of the Cabinet Note are
1) VRS Package to BSNL/MTNL employees: VRS Package to BSNL/MTNL employees who are attaining the Age of 55 & above wherein they will get 25% more than the Gujrat Model toward Ex- gratia and Ex-gratia will be paid on cash. The Employees having 40 months Service left will get full Salary benefits. The Employees opting VRS will get cah payment of Ex- gratia amount, Leave Encashment & Pension(without Commutation) but the Gratuity and Commutation Payment will be deferred till they attain the age of Superannuation ( i.e., 60 Years) . During the left out period Employees will get interest amout @ 8% of their Gratuity amount. Through this process, Govt. will ensure reduction of 50% staff. The Ex-gratia amount for VRS will be paid by BSNL/MTNL by issuing of Bonds on the basis of the Sovereign guarantee given by the Govt. of India.
2) The roll out of age from 60 years to 58 years: The roll out of age from 60 years to 58 years in respect of BSNL/MTNL employees will be effective from 1.1.2020.
3) 4G Spectrum allocation to BSNL/MTNL: Rs.14,000 and Rs.7,000 crs will be borne by the Govt for 4G Spectrum allocation to BSNL/MTNL.
4) Merger of BSNL & MTNL: The debts of BSNL/MTNL will be transferred to the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV)created for this purpose and after zero debt of both the Companies BSNL and MTNL will be merged. The Special Purpose Vehicle will take care of the Capital expenditure of the Company.
5) Monetization of Assets of BSNL/MTNL: Monetization of Assets of BSNL/MTNL will be done by the respective PSUs in consultation with the Committee being formed with the approval Hon’ble MOC which will have DoT/BSNL/MTNL/DIPAM Officers and the funds will be utilized only for BSNL/MTNL.
AIBSNLEA will strongly oppose the roll out of Retirement Age from 60 years to 58 years which is in violation of Absorption terms and conditions of BSNL Employees and threat to Job Security.
Meeting with Director (CM/HR), BSNL Board: GS and President met Director (CM/HR), BSNL Board and discussed regarding
(a) CPC from DE to DGM (Engg.): We requested to file an urgent MA in the Hon’ble Chandigarh CAT for early hearing of DE to DGM (T) Promotion case. Director (CM/HR) assured that he will direct PGM (Pers) to file an MA immediately for early hearing through BSNL advocate in the Hon’ble Chandigarh CAT.
(b) Change of Reporting Structure of E.Z.N.C. from West Bengal Telecom Circle to Kolkata TD - Consideration of retention of Executives as per their options: We requested Director (CM/HR) to consider the options received from 18 Executives from WB Circle for retention at WB Circle due to change of Reporting Structure of EZNC from WB Circle to Kolkata TD. Director (CM/HR) mentioned that the Executives under transfer to CTD from WB Telecom circle may be retained in WB Circle only when they give willing ness to some other SSAs of WB Circle other Kolkata. We replied that after taking the willingness only we can give our acceptance.
Meeting with PGM (Pers): GS and President met PGM (Pers) and discussed regarding
(a) CPC from DE to DGM (Engg.): We requested to expedite CPC from DE to DGM on Adhoc basis. PGM ( Pers) immediately called DGM(Pers.Legal) and directed him to put up the draft for filing an urgent MA in the Hon’ble Chandigarh CAT through BSNL advocate for early hearing.
(b) Consideration request transfers in the cadre of DE/DGM (T): We requested PGM (Pers) to consider the request transfers in respect of DEs/ DGMs who have completed two years tenure and also in the verge of retirement. PGM (Pers) assured an early action in this regard.
GS writes to on 3.7.2019
(i)The PGM (Pers.),BSNL Corporate Office regarding
(a)Representation received from Shri Subesh Kumar Dasgupta, Staff No. 180497,AO, Kolkata regarding acceptance of voluntary retirement application and reinstate in ERP upto the date of acceptance of VR. <<<<<< click here for letter >>>>>>
DoT issued instructions for increase of IDA w.e.f. 01.07.2019 <<<Click here for order>>>
Meeting with PGM (Pers.), BSNL CO:
Yesterday, GS, President met PGM (Pers) and requested to file an urgent MA in the Hon’ble Chandigarh CAT for early hearing of DE to DGM(T) Promotion case. He directed DGM (Pers. Legal) to file an MA immediately through BSNL advocate in the Hon’ble Chandigarh CAT.
Meeting with Director (Estt), DoT: GS, President met Director(Estt), DoT and discussed regarding
I) Reply to DOP&PW delinking of Pension from Pay revision : Director(Estt) informed that the reply to DoP&PW has been sent clarifying these points.
a) At present the pension revision is linked with pay revision as per the Rule.
b) In case pension is revised to pre-retired 1.1.2017 BSNL Pensioners, then pension will be more than the post retired BSNL Pensioners in case the Pay is not revised, this will create anomaly.
c) DoP&PW has to suggest mean and manner under which the pension revision is delinked from pay revision by framing the Rule.
He advised to pursue with DoP&PW for early reply.
II) Payment of Pension contribution on actual basic : Director(Estt) informed that the matter has been processed to the Competent Authority of the Ministry of Finance. After the clearance of Department of Expenditure further action will be taken in this regard.
III) First time bound promotion under EPP objection raised by Kolkata CCA: Director(Estt) mentioned that the matter was forwarded to BSNL for comments. Reply from BSNL is still awaited. DGM (Estt) BSNL Shri Siva Shankar Prasad was also present in the meeting and he assured for early reply to DoT.
AIBSNLEA consistent efforts yielded results in getting released the letter from DOT regarding CGHS facilities to retired BSNL/ MTNL employees who are in receipt of pension from central civil Estimates - revised mapping for determining CGHS subscription and ward entitlement. <<click here for letter>>
Congratulations! Due to consistent efforts of AIBSNLEA, Management Committee approved the relaxation of eligibility condition for promoting 26 nos of CAO to DGM Adhoc Promotion.
As per the request of AIBSNLEA the date of closure of HRMS Server has been extended to 01.08.2019. We are thankful to CHQ for their early intervention.
Congratulations ! AIBSNLEA congratulates Sh.P.K. Purwar, CMD MTNL for the additional charge of CMD BSNL, which is entrusted to Sh.P.K. Purwar, CMD MTNL for a period of three months w.e.f 01.07.2019 or till the appointment of a regular incumbent to the post , or until further orders, whichever is the earliest....<<<Click here for order>>>
The following comrades of AIBSNLEA/CTD retired due to superannuation on 29-06-2019.
1) Com.Abani Das,CAO(FA&TR)/Howrah -Member of Howrah Branch
2)Com.Sukla Mitra,AO/Vigilance -Member of TB Branch
3)Com.Rita Chatterjee,AO/West-II -Member of Howrah Branch
We wish all the comrades happy, healthy, peaceful & active life after retirement.
CS writes to GS regarding closure of HRMS server & requested for his intervention at BSNL CO level .
Meeting with PGM (Pers.), BSNL CO: GS, President met PGM (Pers) and discussed regarding the status of DE to DGM (T) Promotion. PGM(Pers) mentioned that the Legal opinion has been obtained from the BSNL Panel Advocate wherein he has opined that clearance from the Hon’ble CAT, Chandigarh is required to be taken before issuing Promotion orders since the MA has already been filed. However, BSNL’s Advocate has opined that in case the Applicants give Affidavit of No objection in the Hon’ble CAT, then BSNL can proceed for Promotions.
Com.GS spoke with Com. Naresh Thakur , one of the Applicant and convinced him that since all the Applicants are being covered in the DE to DGM(T) Promotion on Adhoc basis they should consider to file Affidavit for No objection to allow Promotion of DGMs. Com.Naresh Thakur and others in his case has agreed to give Affidavit for No objection. Com. Pritam Chand and others have also been requested by Com.Naresh Thakur to submit Affidavit for no objection to allow DGM (T) Promotions on Adhoc basis. In case the Affidavits for NOC are given by the applicants by tomorrow then the Promotion orders of DGM (T) will be issued immediately.
GS writes to Shri Narendra Modi Ji, Hon'ble Prime Minister of India Govt. of India regarding Revival of BSNL<<<Click here for letter>>
Meeting with Director (CM/HR): GS, President met Director (CM/HR) and discussed regarding
(a) DE to DGM (T) Promotion: We requested Dir (HR) to expedite the CPC from DE to DGM (T) Promotion on Ad-hoc basis. Dir (HR) mentioned that he has already directed PGM (Pers) that after the submission of DE Seniority list to the Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh, the Legal Opinion may be taken from BSNL’s Panel Advocate for issuing DE to DGM (T) Promotion orders. He assured to find out the status from PGM (Pers) today itself and on receipt of the Legal opinion immediate action will be taken for DE to DGM (T) promotion.
(b) Guidelines for incurring Capital Expenditure – prior permission from BSNL Corporate Office: We express our serious concern against the BSNL Corporate Office Letter dated 12.6.2019 regarding guidelines for incurring Capital Expenditure, wherein Circles have been directed to take prior approval of the BSNL Corporate Office before floating the New Tenders for Capital Expenditure and keeping abeyance the APOs/POs against the finalized Tenders and no Capital expenditure without the written approval of the BSNL Corporate Office, it will hamper the BSNL Operation & Maintenance work and its growth. Dir (HR) appreciated our concern and assured to look in to the matter.
(c) Group of Secretaries Meeting on BSNL/MTNL Revival: DIR (HR) confirmed that today Cabinet Secretary holding the meeting of Group of Secretaries to discuss the Revival Plan of BSNL/MTNL. It is expected that after seeing the presentation, the Group of Secretaries may suggest the final Revival Plan to be taken up in the Cabinet for approval.
Meeting with PGM (Pers.), BSNL CO: GS, President met PGM (Pers) in the presence of DGM (Pers.JM) and discussed regarding
(a) DE to DGM (T) Promotion: We requested to expedite the CPC from DE to DGM (T) Promotion on Ad-hoc basis. PGM (Pers.) mentioned that the DE Seniority list has been submitted to the Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh and the legal opinion has been called from the BSNL Panel Advocate and there after the necessary action for CPC will be taken. The Legal opinion from BSNL’s Advocate is expected shortly.
(b) Utilization of MT Quota 336 CAO Posts: We requested to take the approval of BSNL Management Committee for utilization of 336 MT Quota CAO Posts for Ad-hoc promotions. PGM (Pers) informed that the file is under process for the approval of the Competent Authority.
(d) Regularization of the date of Promotion of AGMs/DEs as 29.6.2018: We requested for the regularization of the date of Promotion of AGMs/DEs as 29.6.2018 irrespective of their date of joining duty and extension of subsequent benefits if any with respect to the date of Promotion on 29.6.2018 pursuant to the instructions contained in AGM (Pers.I) BSNL CO, New Delhi Letter dated 4.7.2018, 5.7.2018 & 6.7.2018. In this regard we informed that AIBSNLEA has written a letter to the GM (Pers) on 03.10.2018 along with the Clarification sought by the CGM Kerala Circle on 27.7.2018 but till date no clarification was issued by the Pers. Branch of the BSNL Corporate Office to Kerala Circle or other Circles. After detailed discussion PGM (Pers) assured to issue the clarification shortly.
AIBSNLEA released poster on 6th All India Conference at Vijaywada from 14th July, 2019 to 16th July, 2019. Host AP Circle will shortly dispatch some posters to all the Circles for publicity. In case needed more may be printed locally by Circles / Districts.....
<<<<<<Click here for Circle Secretary Report Format to placed in the 6th All India Conference of AIBSNLEA held from 14th to 16th of July at Tummalapalli Kshethrayya Vari Kalashetram, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh>>>>> <<<< PDF Format>>>
Status of JTO to SDE Promotion case at Hon’ble High Court Ernakulam:
The Review Petition filed by the BSNL for the JTO to SDE Promotion case in the Hon’ble High Court Ernakulam came up for final hearing on 20.6.2019. From BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi DGM (Pers-S.M) & and AGM(Pers-Legal) were deputed to Ernakulam. Senior Lawyer from New Delhi argued the case on behalf of BSNL. Arguments were completed and the Judgement is reserved. The proceedings on the Contempt Petition are stayed till the Judgement is delivered.
Meeting with Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad ji, Hon’ble of Minister for Communications, Law and Justice and Electronics and Information Technology:
GS and President met Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad ji, Hon'ble Minister of Communications, Law and Justice and Electronics and Information Technology, New Delhi and welcomed / felicitated him on assuming the High Office of Hon’ble Minister of Communications, Law and Justice and Electronics and Information Technology and requested for early 'Revival of BSNL'. Hon'ble MOC assured to look into. MOC then directed us to meet him with prior appointment as he also wanted to discuss the issues related to BSNL
Meeting with Shri Dhotre Sanjay ji, Hon’ble of State Minister for Communications:
GS and President met Shri Dhotre Sanjay Hon’ble State Minister for Communications, New Delhi and welcomed / felicitated him for assuming the High Office of Hon’ble of State Minister for Communications.
We have invited the Hon’ble MOSC as Chief Guest for our 6th All India Conference scheduled to be held at Vijawada. Hon’ble MOSC replied that he was pre occupied due to Parliament session and it is very difficult to attend the Conference.
GS explained in detail about the present financial status of the BSNL viz nonpayment of Electricity bills, Vendor bills, Rent bills, Mtce., work bills, Housekeeping bills etc., and dip in Revenue & cash flow and requested for the 1) immediate Financial support to BSNL 2) Allotment of 4G Spectrum and 3) Revival of BSNL. He also explained about our long pending demands of non-settlement of 3rd PRC with 15% fitment enefits, Pension revision and Pension Contribution on actual basic pay.
After patient hearing Hon’ble MOSC replied that the DOT and the Govt. is working out the Revival Plan of BSNL and directed us to come with suggestions and alternative solutions in writings for discussions to sort out the financial crisis of the BSNL
CS forwarded the request of Com.Subesh Kr Dasgupta AO/ITPC,KOL with all documents & personally talked to him to pursue the case at the earliest.
The Pre AIC Extended CEC meeting of AIBSNLEA/CTD held on 20th June 2019 ,Thursday at the association office . OS(E),CP,CS were present. All CEC members & almost all delegates for the 6th AIC at Vijayawada also attended the meeting. Discussion regarding ensuing AIC, collection of donation, collection of advertisements & organisational position took place. All are requested to deposit their collection & contribution to the FS/AFS positively by 5th July 2019, so that we can keep our commitment to our host circle. CS thanked all comrades for their endeavour to collect fund even in this crucial stage & to keep our organisation in a mighty state. OS(E) & CP in their deliberation elaborately explained about our role in the forthcoming AIC. The meeting ended with a positive note.
GS writes to
(i) Shri A.M. Gupta, General Manager (SR), BSNL Corporate Office regarding Membership Verification of Executives' Association through an electronically / lT devised system - AIBSNLEA suggestions....<<<Click here for letter>>>
(ii) Shri Sheetla Prasad, Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding change of Reporting of E.Z.B.C. to CTD Clarification– <<<Click here for letter>>>
Meeting with CMD BSNL: GS and President, met CMD BSNL in the presence of PGM (Pers) and discussed regarding DE to DGM (T) Adhoc Promotion. We expressed our serious concern against the non-issuing of DE to DGM Promotions on one Pretext or the other. We explained that since the seniority list of DEs has been finalized and placed in Public Domain, considering the objections, if any and informing to the Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh, DE to DGM promotion on the Adhoc basis can be issued. CMD directed PGM (Pers) to discuss the matter with the CGM (legal) for an early action.
Meeting with PGM (Pers.), BSNL CO: GS, President and AGS (F) met PGM (Pers) in the presence of DGM (Pers.JM) and discussed regarding
(a) DE to DGM Promotion- We requested to expedite the CPC from DE to DGM Promotion on Ad-hoc basis. PGM (Pers.) mentioned as per the legal opinion of CGM ( Legal), MA is being filed in the Hon'ble Chandigarh CAT vacation Bench working at Hon'ble PCAT New Delhi along with DE/AGM (T) Regular Seniority list as an urgent petition to take clearance from the Hon'ble CAT, Chandigarh. We pleaded the PGM (Pers) that CPC from DE to DGM is to be conducted on Adhoc basis and promotion orders can be issued subject to outcome of the various Court cases. After detail discussion, PGM (Pers) assured that today the DE Seniority List will be submitted along with the MA to the Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh and there after the necessary action for CPC will be taken in consultation with CGM (Legal).
(b) Utilization of MT Quota 336 CAO Posts- We requested to take the approval of BSNL Management Committee for utilization of 336 MT Quota CAO Posts for Ad-hoc promotions. PGM (Pers) informed that the file is under process for the approval of the Competent Authority.
(d) Change of Reporting Structure of E.Z.N.C. from West Bengal Telecom Circle to Kolkata TD - Consideration of retention of Executives as per their options: We requested PGM (Pers) to consider the options received from 18 Executives from WB Circle for retention at WB Circle due to change of Reporting Structure of EZNC from WB Circle to Kolkata TD. PGM (Pers) directed the DGM (Pers-JM) to process the cases.
Meeting with CGM (Legal), BSNL CO: GS, President and AGS ( F) met CGM (Legal) and discussed regarding Legal Opinion on DE to DGM(T) Adhoc Promotion. After some discussions, CGM (Legal) assured to discuss the matter with CMD BSNL.
GS, President met Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal ji %