Edited by: Chandra Kanta Das, Circle Secretary
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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
GS, CHQ President and Dy.GS met the GM (Pers) and discussed on the latest status on the pending promotions including the SDE (T) to AGM (T). GM (pers) informed that as shared on 22.08.2022, the promotion process is going on in the right direction and the case has been submitted to the higher authorities for final discussion and approval . PGM (Pers) shared that the process of promotion from SDE(T) to DE(T)/AGM is on and will happen very soon with all due care and factors to fill up all the vacant posts of the DE(T) in BSNL . Promotions in all other cadres are also in the pipeline and the promotion orders will be issued subsequently.
AO to CAO Promotion case: We expressed our strong resentment on the inordinate delay in getting vacate the “Status Quo” case pending in the Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh in respect of AO to CAO promotions. The Court case pending since last 4 years in the Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh is again postponed to next month. The Promotions in the Grade of AO to CAO are held up due to the “Status Quo” call by the Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh since 29.11.2018.
We submitted that the assurance given to this Association has not been materialized and the case has now been further postponed to 07.09.2022. The case is being dealt by Haryana Circle as per the directions of BSNL Corporate Office. But AIBSNLEA feels that this case has been handled by Haryana Circle authorities in a casual way despite the efforts being put by the BSNL Corporate Office. The general feeling is that the continues postponement episodes happening in the Court of Law is due to the mishandling of the case in an easy going way by the Haryana Circle authorities. As observed by our representative, sometimes neither the concerned officer from the Haryana Circle nor the Sr.Counsel of BSNL was present in the court when the case came up for hearing on some occasions. This only resulted the unfortunate postponement of the case date on date. The case came up for argument on 14.07.2022 was postponed to 23-08-2022 and further to 07-09-2022. Now the time comes up that BSNL Management shall directly intervene in the matter and approach to the Hon. High Court of Punjab and Haryana or try to shift the case to PB CAT New Delhi so that Corporate Office can directly handle the case and get vacate the Status Quo at the earliest. GM (Pers) assured to do the best to resolve the crisis.
Today AIGETOA DIST president MADURAI BA leave from the non-functioning association AIGETOA and joined our beloved AIBSNLEA association.
BSNL Management Shortlisted the Much Awaited list of MTs( Management Trainees) (Internal) of Telecom Operations . 300 Talented Candidates are shortlisted for Group Discussion and Interview for the selection as MTs .
AIBSNLEA Congratulates one and all the Winners and also Wishes bright future ahead of you all , in the better interest of BSNL Services.
1st May 2022
1st May 2022 is the 19th Foundation Day of AIBSNLEA. AIBSNLEA CTD extends Warm Greetings & Best Wishes to one and all, as well as all the Members & Well Wishers of AIBSNLEA on this Occasion.
AIBSNLEA started its journey on 01.05.2004 by merging of 10 DOT Recognized Group-B Officer’s Associations and represent all disciplines of Executives of BSNL i.e., Telecom Engineering, Telecom Finance and Accounts, Civil, Electrical, Arch, Telecom Factory Engg wing, Personnel Staff (PA/PS/PPS), CSS staff, AD(O/L) and General Disciplines of BSNL in true sense.
Let us maintain the same spirit of Unity to achieve more and more Milestones in the days to come. Wish you all a Very Happy Foundation Day of AIBSNLEA.
We pledge together to strengthen AIBSNLEA to safeguard the interests of all BSNL Executives and protect BSNL as well.........
AIBSNLEA Zindabad.!!!.....AIBSNLEA Zindabad.!!!.....BSNL Zindabad.!!!
BSNL EXPECTS PROFIT ONLY BY 2025-26 New Delhi:
The Department of Telecom (DoT) should consider carving out MTNL's debt and assets worth over Rs 26,500 crore into a special purpose vehicle and then merge its operations with BSNL, according to a Parliamentary panel.
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Communications and Information Technology chaired by Lok Sabha member Shashi Tharoor on Monday said there is still hope from BSNL which is trying to earn revenue. It also recommended that the loss-making firm should be allocated spectrum for rolling out 5G services at par with private telecom operators in the country.
Updating on Health Insurance Policy for BSNL Employees: CHQ gathered the information regarding Health Insurance Policy for BSNL Employees and it is learnt that the Policy is likely to be finalized by the Corporate Office and very soon orders will be issued.
It is reliably learnt that the Oriental Insurance Company is coming forward with the attractive policy terms/rates which is slightly more than the earlier proposal but still it is much cheaper than all existing policies available in relation with BSNL. For Rs.5.00 lakh coverage, the proposed premium is around 13.5K for a family of husband, wife and three children and around Rs.20K for the coverage of Rs.10 lakh, GST extra. Provision is made available to add Parents/ Parents-in-law under the umbrella of coverage with some additional premium.
MASS DHARNA on 22.12.2021
Central Working Committee Meeting held on 19.10.2021:-
CWC meeting of AIBSNLEA has been successfully conducted on 19.10.2021 in online mode. It was attended by all the CHQ Office Bearers, CHQ Advisers, Circle Secretaries, Circle Presidents and CWC Members from all over India. After opening remarks by All India President Com. Subhasis Mitra, two minutes silence has been observed in the memory of the OBs & Members of AIBSNLEA and the Employees of BSNL including retirees who lost their lives during the tough time of Covid-19 Pandemic.
General Secretary Com. S.Sivakumar has placed GS report before the House and delivered inaugural address to the House. All the Circle Secretaries have placed their report and status about the Organization in their respective Circles and offered very good suggestions. Queries were raised by the CSs about updating on various HR issues & BSNL Revival Package. Chairman, all the Organizing Secretaries and Assistant General Secretaries have also expressed their views and suggestions for the betterment of the Organization, their Members as well as BSNL.
Com. S. Sivakumar, General Secretary has replied all the queries raised by the CSs, CPs & CWC Members on various issues. He also discussed about all the burning issues related to BSNL as well as Executives. He updated the House on post VRS structure of BSNL, Restructuring & Manpower Planning in BSNL and the future Road Map for the Revival of BSNL.
GS also explained about the allocation of 4G Spectrum to BSNL, funds for implementation of 4G Services in BSNL as a part of revival Plan & Compensation from Govt. of India due to delay in allocation of 4G Spectrum to BSNL.
GS mentioned that the Claims receivable from DoT to BSNL to the tune of Rs.29,540 Crore is pending towards Viability Gap for Rural Telephony, Surrender of Wimax & CDMA Spectrum, Excess payment of Pension Contribution & Leave salary reimbursement, outstanding for various Projects (Bharat Net, LWE, USO Funded- A&N, Lakshdweep, Assam, Amaranth Yatra, Wi-fi Hotspots etc.), Providing Telecom Services, Building/ space Rent and reimbursement of Staff relate claims etc.
GS further mentioned that the CHQ accepted the Verdict given by the Majority Executives of BSNL and most of the Executives were voted for a particular Association in the name of DR. The main reason for becoming 3rd position is reduction of our Membership due to VRS and more number of CHQ Office bearers, Circle Secretaries and Circle Office bearers have gone on VRS. However we continue our efforts more aggressively to safe guard the Interest and achieve the Legitimate Rights & Issues of all the BSNL Executives. To further strengthening AIBSNLEA, the New Talented Youngsters to be inducted as members as well as the office bearers in the Districts, Circles and CHQ level. We have to critically examine of our strength and weakness regarding actual paid membership of the Association since large number of our members have opted for VRS. This meeting should discuss about the Organization strength in Various Circles, District bodies in the Post VRS scenario and decide the further line of action. Strategies to be evolved to increase our membership by conducting extensive tours by the Circle Secretaries and conducting General Body Meetings and explain the initiatives taken by the AIBSNLEA CHQ for the settlement of various issues and continuous persuasion of AIBSNLEA CHQ with the Management for the settlement of pending issues and proper corrective measures, wherever necessary, should also be planned. Ensure regular and timely election of Circle/ District bodies to provide transparent and democratic organization structure. Circle Secretaries are requested to take stock of the situation in their Circles and to hold immediate CEC Meetings and Special General Body Meetings in the Districts to assess the situation and interact with the members to discuss their grievances and form new Branches wherever not exists. CHQ Office Bearers and Advisors in their respective Circles should go on organizational tours and to take stock of the status of the issues of various Executive Cadres taken by AIBSNLEA during the period and capitalize it.
GS explained in detail about the working of CHQ at New Delhi that how CHQ is functioning continuously even during the worst period of 1st and 2nd Wave of Covid-19, when whole Country was under Lock-down and very less presence was in every office even then General Secretary was stand alone like a rock for the issues of Executives before the Management and continuously writing & discussing the new issues being faced by the BSNL Employees on day to day due to Covid-19 Pandemic. During the tough time of Covid-19, GS AIBSNLEA is the only GS who raised about Compensation amount & the Compassionate Ground appointment to the Family Members of the deceased BSNL Employees due to Covid-19.
GS also briefed about how the Human Resources in BSNL can be utilized optimally, Status of various CPCs & Promotions in all Cadres, LICE examinations, 3rd PRC/ Merger of IDA, Pension Contribution on actual Basic Pay, other HR issues and various related issues etc.
Chief Guest of the CWC, respected Director (CFA) BSNL Board Sh. Vivek Banzal has graced the occasion and addressed the House with a motivational speech. He congratulated all the Office Bearers of AIBSNLEA for successful convening of 1st CWC Meeting and also greeted BSNL family members for the ongoing series of festival seasons. He mentioned that it is the great opportunity to attract with Executives from all over India and BSNL family at one place. An excellent interactive session was also conducted between Director (CFA) and our Office bearers. Director (CFA) clarified and answered all the queries raised by our Office bearers and appreciated for the suggestions and feedback given by them for the further improvement and revenues generation in CFA Segment.
All India President Com. Subhasis Mitra had managed the House in a very cordial & cooperative manner for which the House deserves Congratulations.
The House also discussed about the Venue of 7th All India Conference of AIBSNLEA. After discussion in length, the House has unanimously decided that 7th AIC of AIBSNLEA will to be conducted by Tamilnadu Circle in Chennai during the last week of January 2022.
The CWC meeting concluded with the vote of thanks by Com. Bhagwan Singh, AGS (HQ).
CWC Meeting of AIBSNLEA
Central Working Committee Meeting of AIBSNLEA has been successfully conducted under the President ship of Com. Subhasis Mitra, All India President of AIBSNLEA through Online Mode on 19.10.2021 from 9.00 am to 9.30 pm with the active participation of more than 80 Comrades including GS, Chairman, CHQ Office bearers, CHQ Advisers, CS, CP & CWC Members from all over India. Respected Director (CFA), BSNL Board Shri Vivek Banzal has graced the occasion as Chief Guest and addressed the gathering with the motivational speech followed by very good interactive session with the participants on the Cluster, FTTH & other CFA related issues.
The CWC unanimously decided to conduct the 7thAll India Conference of AIBSNLEA at Chennai and the same will be hosted by the Tamil Nadu Circle.
Detailed report will be updated shortly……
to Comrade Shivakumar GS AIBSNLEA on his retirement on superannuation on 31st JULY -2021
We wish Him a very Happy and prosperous retired life
Team AIBSNLEA CTD
Congratulations to all the Retiring Comrades!
AIBSNLEA CHQ extends Best Wishes to all the Comrades, who are going to retire on 31.07.2021 on Superannuation, We wish for a Happy, Healthy, Wealthy, Contended and Peaceful life after retirement.
Comrades! You are going to start a New Journey of your Life, may your days be filled with Elation and Triumph. We extend our sincere thanks to you for your dedication towards AIBSNLEA and BSNL as well.
CHQ Congratulates You all on Your Superannuation.
1st May 2021 is the 18th Foundation Day of AIBSNLEA. AIBSNLEA CTD extends Warm Greetings & Best Wishes to one and all, as well as all the Members & Well Wishers of AIBSNLEA on this Occasion.
AIBSNLEA was formally launched on 01.05.2004 merging of 10 DOT Recognized Group-B Officer’s Associations and thus represents in true sense all disciplines of Executives of BSNL i.e., Telecom Engineering, Telecom Finance and Accounts, Civil, Electrical, Arch, Telecom Factory Engg wing, Personnel Staff (PA/PS/PPS), CSS staff, AD(O/L) and General Disciplines of BSNL.
Let us maintain the same spirit of Unity to achieve more and more Milestones in the days to come. Wish you all a Very Happy Foundation Day of AIBSNLEA.
We pledge together to strengthen AIBSNLEA to safeguard the interests of all BSNL Executives and protect BSNL as well.........
AIBSNLEA Zindabad.!!!.....AIBSNLEA Zindabad.!!!.....BSNL Zindabad.!!!
Reply given by Hon'ble MOSC&IT Shri SANJAY DHOTRE Ji in RAJYA SABHA today on 'WAGE REVISION FOR BSNL EMPLOYEES'<<Click here for reply>>
Meeting with CMD BSNL & Board of Directors:
Today GS AIBSNLEA, AGS (HQ), AGS (Fin) and CHQ-Auditor met Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL and discussed as detailed below:
At the outset, we have informed the CMD BSNL that AIBSNLEA is going to hold its Central Working Committee (CWC) Meeting in Kerala on 6th and 7th of March, 2021 at Trivandrum. We invited CMD to participate in the Open Session of CWC Trivandrum as “Chief Guest” and to address the gathering under the the Caption of “Revival & Survival of BSNL” on 6th March, 2021 (Saturday). CMD BSNL convey his Best Wishes for the CWC Meet and mentioned that despite of his busy schedule, he assured that he will definitely try to come and attend the CWC Meeting Open Session on 6th March and will deliver his message to the BSNL employees to work hard for the Revival & Survival of BSNL in the current cut throat competition in the Telecom Sector.
1) Restructuring/ Manpower Planning : We had a detailed discussion with CMD regarding Restructuring/ Manpower Plan and handed over AIBSNLEA Suggestions and views vide Letter dated 19.2.2021 along with details & full justification in respect of different cadres/posts to be provisioned (i.e., the sufficient numbers of Executives) in Operational Area Offices, BAs, Circle Offices & Corporate Office and requested to intervene in the matter since the justified number of Posts have not been provided by the Restructuring Cell in the proposed Manpower Planning/Restructuring Organisational Chart. CMD BSNL assured to look into our suggestions before finalization of the same.
2) Consideration of Regular Promotions in all the Cadres: We requested CMD for the consideration and immediate issuance of Promotion orders in all the Disciplines/Cadres by giving one time relaxation in the Qualifying Service, wherever required for those who are drawing Higher Scales, to manage the acute shortage in the Field Units as well as in the Administrative Offices of BSNL so as to maintain the vast Telecom Network, OFC, Telephone Exchanges etc., in an efficient manner instead of Look-After arrangement. After patient hearing CMD BSNL mentioned that Management is planning to consider the Promotions in all the Cadres after the finalisation of Restructuring/ Manpower Planning shortly.
3) Non remittance of SAB recovered from monthly Salary of Apr’ 2020 to Dec’ 2020: We brought to the notice of CMD that SA Benefits in respect of DRs of BSNL recovered from the monthly Salary of Apr’2020 to Dec’2020 has not been remitted to the Concern Authorities, resulting in non receipt of Pensionery benefits by the Retired Officials. CMD mentioned that due to heavy financial crunch and dip in revenue, the amount has not been remitted. However he assured to look in to the matter.
4) Discrimination in consideration of request transfers of Accounts Personnel: We brought to the kind attention of CMD that request transfers in respect of Accounts Personnel has not been considered by the Management for the past 8 months in the name of Restructuring, whereas request transfers have been considered in all other cadres. We also explained CMD BSNL about the problems being faced by the Accounts Personnel without family in other Circles for more than 3 years due to Covid-19 and requested him to consider the cases on Humanitarian grounds and issue necessary instructions to the concerned Authorities for issuance of transfer orders. CMD after patient hearing advised us to discuss the issue with Director (Fin)/Director (HR) and also assured to looked into.
5) Free Corona Vaccine to BSNL Employees treating them as Frontline workers: CMD BSNL mentioned that as per the request of AIBSNLEA Letter dated 5.1.2021 and discussion on 8.1.2021, he has already taken up the issue with the Secretary(T) in the the interest of BSNL Employees. He further assured that he will take up the issue with the Secretary (H&FW) through Secretary (T).
6) Compensation and Financial Assistance to the family members of deceased BSNL Employees due to Covid-19: We requested CMD BSNL to consider the Compensation and Financial Assistance to the family members of deceased BSNL Employees due to Covid-19 since AIBSNLEA is requesting th BSNL Management for the past 7 months to consider the same on Humanatarian Grounds. CMD BSNL mentioned that the proposal was discussed in the BSNL Board Meeting in length but not considered due to heavy financial crunch.
We further met Director (HR), Director (CFA), Director (CM), Director (EB) and Director (Fin) and invited them to participate in the Open Session of CWC meeting to be held at Trivandrum (Kerala) as Guest of Honours. All the Directors have accepted our invitation & conveyed their Best Wishes and assured that if physical presence (due to Corona as well as their busy schedule) is not possible they will present and address the CWC thorugh Online.
We handed over AIBSNLEA Suggestions and views regarding Restructuring Plan vide Letter dated 19.2.2021 to all the Board of Directors and requested them to consider our suggestions while it is coming for discussion and approval in the M.C and BSNL Board Meeting .
A CEC meeting was held on 18.02.2021 at Association room 3A Chowringhee Place 2nd floor. The meeting was started at about 5 p.m.
The following decision was taken in the meeting unanimously:-
1.All the leaders and members of AIBSNLEA CTD should take initiative to enrol more and more executive to our fold.
2.Every portfolio holder should attend the schedule meeting regularly and responsibly. Organizing secretary have to ensure the necessary communication in this regards.
3.It has been reported for the field unit that the FTTH partner(mainly 80%-20%) refuses to give FTTH connection beyond 100mtr distance. We will bring this matter to CGM/CTD immediately.
4.More coordination with the Branch leadership is necessary before any meeting with the CTD HQ administration. Circle will take appropriate steps in this regards.
5.On behalf of AIBSNLEA/CTD CS, CP and CWC member will attend forthcoming CWC meeting scheduled to be held at Trivandrum (Kerala) on 6th & 7th March, 2021. President CHQ will also accompany them. During this period Com. Raju Roy (phn no.9433000495), ACS (HQ)/AIBSNLEA CTD will discharge the duty of CS.
The CEC decided to submit the following resolution before ensuing CWC:-
1.In post VRS scenario every circle has acute shortage of Executives in every cadre. Hence it is proposed to stop intercircle transfer till situation is normalised. It will not only help for better service but also save BSNL expenditure for TA, DA, Transfer grant etc.
2.Action should be taken by CHQ immediately:-
a) Pursue management to issue order for JTO to SDE promotion.
b) E 1 plus 5 increment for JAO recruited after 01.01.2007.
c) Since there are only 12 Adhoc DGM(Fin) who have completed more than 4years of continuous service in the grade, may be maid regular. There are more than 400 post of Regular DGM(Fin) line vacant. BSNL has not to incur additional cost for this and there is no court cases pending.
d) Regular promotion in each cadre of executive i.e JTO to SDE, SDE to DE, DE to DGM, PA to PS, PS to PPS, JAO to AO, AO to CAO and CAO to DGM(Fin) should immediately be given.
e) All the pending medical bills and other dues for retired executives (including VRS 2019) will paid without further delay.
3. FTTH connection at concessional rate may be allowed for working and retired BSNL employees as well as other government employee.
4.For viability of BSNL 4G spectrum and equipment should immediately be provided to BSNL.
5.Payment of salary should be ensured on the last working day of the month as per norms. BSNL management should immediately stop the motivated practice of delayed salary payment.
President and Secretary gave thanks to all the members present in the meeting specially to AIP Com Subhasis Mitra & CHQ Adviosr Com. Tridip Chakraborty for their presence in the meeting.
Yesterday at about 5 p.m., AIP, CS, CP, ACS - Com. Surojit Ghosh & Com Raju Roy met with PGM(F) madam. The following points have been discussed.
1. The case of officiating JTOs have been raised. We informed that our CS submitted one letter to her dated 13.01.2021 seeking clarification from BSNL CO for implementation of fixation of JTOs who regularised before 07.05.2010 as per Kerala circle Memo dated 05.01.2021 i.e. at first promotion thereafter revision like JAO 2010 batch. We also demanded seeking clarification from BSNL CO regarding pay protection for the officiating JTOs like pre-revised officiating JTOs
Madam confirmed that all letters have already been forwarded to BSNL CO for consideration. She also assured us that it will further be checked at the FA section level forthwith.
2. Secondly, rule 8 transfer case in r/o two JAOS, one of EZBC & the other of HQ, have been raised. We demanded early release since both of the families are seriously affected on the medical ground of their dependent.
Madam also assured that the case will be looked after on implementation of Restructuring of Accounts Person at CO level within March-April ’21 since CTD is being seriously affected with acute shortage of JAOs. She also ensured that on the availability of JAO in CTD in the coming future, the case will be considered sympathetically.
3. The case of shortage of AOTR at South B.A. has been raised.
Madam responded that the authority is fully aware of the r/o crisis of AOTRs. The authority is seriously thinking to resolve the problem.
4. A lot of Medical Bills in r/o retired employees are still pending for incorporation in SAP in r/o Alp Area & HQ Area. She assured us that the case will be looked after at her level.
5. A few GSLI cases are still pending payment at the LIC level. The authority of LIC verbally demanded that the bills are not received at their end though Units of BSNL have already forwarded to LIC. Madam responded that the particular case may be forwarded to her end to take n/a on behalf of BSNL
We thanked PGM(F) Madam for providing time to AIBSNLEA. She also replied in the same way.
AIBSNLEA CHQ is hereby notified that the Central Working Committee meeting of All India Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd Executives' Association will be held on 6th & 7th March’2021 in the Hotel Prasanth, PMG Junction, Trivandrum- 695033 (Kerala) ...<<Click here for Notice>>
A thousand salutes to the greate nation of ours. May it become even more prosperous.
Very warm wishes on this 72 Republic day of India
AIBSNLEA CTD Saluting Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose ,the bravest son of Mother India on his Birth day
CS address a letter to CGM CTD for the untoward and law breaking incident took place on 19th January 2021 at Barackpore Telephone Exchange area <<CLICK HERE FOR LETTER>>
Due to Consistent and continuous efforts of AIBSNLEA this order is issued by the BSNL Management. AIBSNLEA convey its sincere thanks to Director (HR) and Sr.GM (Trg & SR) <<CLICK HERE FOR LETTER>>
AIBSNLEA CTD wishes Happy Makar Sankranti to one and all
BEST WISHES FOR NATIONAL YOUTH DAY
GS writes to The Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding consideration of request transfers in the Cadre of AOs <<CLICK HERE FOR LETTER>>
On 08-01-2021 GS AIBSNLEA, AGS and CHQ-Auditor met Shri P.K. Purwar CMD, BSNL and discussed regarding:
a) E-Tender for Planning, Engineering, Supply, Installation, Testing, Commissioning and AMC of 4G Mobile Net Work : We enquired the CMD BSNL about the recent Detailed Notice Inviting E-Tender issued on 01.01.2021, sought proposal through the (EOI) Expression Of Interest from the Indian Companies for Planning, Engineering, Supply, Installation, Testing, Commissioning and AMC of 4G Mobile Net Work.
CMD, BSNL mentioned that as per the approval of DoT on 29.12.2020, BSNL Board has approved the proposal immediately and issued Tender Notification inviting proposal through EOI for the procurement of Equipments, AMC etc., for the tentative 57,000 4G Sites with prior Registration and Proof of Concept (POC) from the Indian Companies interested in participating the upcoming 4G Tender as per the initiative of GOI ÁTAMNIRBHAR BHARAT’ to promote Indigenous Manufacturing in Telecom Sector on 01.01.2021. CMD further mentioned that the Bidder or its Consortium Member(s) should fulfill the Technical Proven-ness requirement i.e, experience of Planning, Engineering, Supply, Installation and Commissioning. The Bidder not fulfilling Technical Proven-ness requirement shall be eligible for upcoming 4G Tender if they complete the POC successfully against this EOI.
CMD further told that through this E-tender Notification by Mass Media the message has gone to the nook and corner of India “that BSNL is going to launch 4G services shortly” and hopes that things will be changed in the positive direction very soon.
b) BSNL has to manage MTNL Mobile Net work on outsourcing basis: We enquired about the financial assistance, if any, will be given to BSNL by the Govt. to maintain MTNL Mobile Net Work in Delhi & Mumbai. We told CMD that we have to invest very huge amount (CAPEX) to put back the MTNL Net Work in order and we have to insist Financial Assistance from the Govt., since BSNL itself is struggling for maintaining its own Mobile Net Work due to heavy financial crunch. CMD, BSNL informed that we have to wait for another one month for completing the formalities and then only we will assess the situation and our Targets.
c) Free Corona Vaccine to BSNL Employees treating them as Frontline workers: CMD BSNL mentioned that he has already gone through the letter given by AIBSNLEA in this regard and appreciated our concern for writing such a letter in the interest of BSNL Workers with a copy to Hon’ble Minister for Health and Family Welfare. He assured that he will take up the issue with the Secretary (H&FW) through Secretary (T).
d) Compensation and Financial Assistance to the family members of deceased BSNL Employees due to Covid-19: We requested CMD BSNL to consider the Compensation and Financial Assistance to the family members of deceased BSNL Employees due to Covid-19, AIBSNLEA has taken up and requesting for the past 6 months. CMD BSNL mentioned that the proposal was discussed in the BSNL Board Meeting in length but not considered due to heavy financial crunch.
e) Non remittance of SAB recovered from monthly Salary of Apr’ 2020 to Nov’ 2020: We brought to the notice of CMD that SAB benefits in respect of DRs of BSNL recovered from the monthly Salary of Apr’2020 to Nov’2020 has not been remitted to the Concern Authorities, resulting in non receipt of Pensionery benefits by the Retired Officials. CMD assured to look in to the matter.
f) Restructuring and Regular Promotion in all the Cadres: GS appraised the CMD BSNL that thousands of Executives already drawing Higher Scales are working in the entry level grade of JTO equivalent and waiting for their 1st Promotion for the years together. Likewise SDE(T)/ SDE(C/E/TF/Arch)/ AOs/ CCS/ PS cadres are waiting for their regular promotions since long. The Promotions are held up by the Management in the name of Restructuring and various Court Cases on Reservation & Seniority issues. AIBSNLEA has continuously pursuing and requesting the BSNL Management for the issuance of Regular Promotion” Orders in all Cadres of all the Streams. We categorically told that AIBSNLEA strongly oppose any look-after arrangement in higher grade but we demand immediate promotions on ‘Regular Basis’.
CMD mentioned that restructuring proposal is likely to be finalized shortly and presented to the BSNL Board for Approval. CMD further told that Management is ready to consider the Promotions in all the Cadres but due to Hurdles created by filing cases in various Courts, Management is facing problems and not in a position to issue Promotion orders in a timely manner and dead lock is continued.
g) Discrimination in consideration of request transfers of Accounts Personnel: We brought to the kind attention of CMD that request transfers in respect of Accounts Personnel has not been considered by the Management for the past 7 months in the name of Restructuring, whereas request transfers have been considered in all other cadres. We also explained CMD BSNL about the problems being faced by the Accounts Personnel without family in other Circles for more than 3 years due to Covid-19 and requested him to consider the cases on Humanitarian grounds and issue necessary instructions to the concerned Authorities for issuance of transfer orders. CMD after patient hearing advised us to take up the issue with Director (Fin)/Director (HR) and also assured to looked into.
h) Compassionate Appointment to the family members of deceased BSNL Employees due to Covid-19: CMD BSNL mentioned that the proposal was discussed in the BSNL Board Meeting but not considered due to heavy financial crunch.
i) Financial Status of the Company and benefits of Tower Company: CMD BSNL mentioned that the Company is earning Operating Profit (EBITDA positive) in the first half of the F.Y 2020-21 i.e., after 5 years and revenue is slightly increasing. We requested CMD for the disbursement of monthly Salary on the last day of the month. CMD told that our day to day Cash flow is not sufficient for our Operation and Maintenance and this year 2021 also BSNL will face severe financial crunch, since in addition to monthly/quarterly expenditure of Salary, O&M expenditure, Bank Interest, GST,TDS, L.Fee and Spectrum Charges etc., also BSNL is having Liability to pay Rs.3000 Cr to DoT Vendors in respect of Advance received for Bharat Net Projects. In addition to that BSNL is not yet getting any Loan from Banks for CAPEX on the basis of Sovereign Guarantee Bonds or fledging of Monetized Assets till date.
Regarding Tower Company CMD mentioned that BSNL earn several hundred Crores due to non remittance of L.Fee w.r.t. AGR but BSNL is getting very good revenue from the External Projects of Civil & Electrical Wing from Odisha, H.P and other Circles for which separate Escrow Account is being maintained.
CMD requested that each and every employee should work hard to increase our day to day collection/Revenue and follow the Austerity measures instructions issued by BSNL CO scrupulously to control over the Expenditure. We assure CMD BSNL that AIBSNLEA is always support the Management for the betterment of BSNL and finally requested the CMD BSNL to consider the Promotions in all the Cadres so as to boost the morale of the Young Executives in BSNL
Our beloved CS, CP and ACS ENGG. met with PGM (HR&A) on 05.01.2021 for rectification of fixation of officiating JTOs and pointed out about rule 8 transfer of two JAOs .
He assure us that the case will be taken up with PGM Finance and he already enquired to officers under his control about any development of fixation case.
our team also pointed out that a large no of medical vouchers which are yet to entry in SAP in r/o retired employees in HQ area.He assured that the case will be looked after shortly.
Congratulations to all Stake holder of CTD for Achieving First rank in Circle ranking-CM of Nov 2020.
Circle Ranking has been implemented based on Finance, Operations, Sales & Marketing key KPIs.<<Click here for letter>>
GS writes Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding Free Corona Vaccine to BSNL Employees treating them as Frontline workers-<<Click Here for Letter>>
This is not the year to Get everything you want.
This is the year to appreciate Everything you have.....
AIBSNLEA CTD wishes Happy New Year 2021
to all Executives and well wishers
AIBSNLEA/CTD WISHES MERRY CHRISTMAS &
HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR 2021
TO ONE & ALL.
CS writes to PGM/Finance today seeking refixation of JTO Officiating 2008 batch . Tomorrow CS along with his team will pay a visit to PGM/Finance in this regard. <<< Click here for letter >>>
GM ERP Ghaziabad & Sr.GM SR issued instructions to the CGMs of all Circles that ERP Circle Team has to give the list of Assn. Membership recovery Month/SSA wise to the concerned Circle Secretary on or before 7th of every month. <<<Click here for letter>>>
All the Circle Secretaries are requested to collect the data from May 2020 onwards. (i.e collect the monthly list from the Circle ERP Team/ AO CSC) and submit the Consolidated report of CHQ/Circle/SSA quota to Sh. Ramnath Chhabra, FS CHQ (email id: firstname.lastname@example.org; Mobile Nos.: 09868231711 & 09416646742) so as to release your Circle/SSA Quota by the CHQ from May 2020 to October 2020 - regards....... S.SIVAKUMAR GS AIBSNLEA
AUAB writes to Shri Narendra Modi Ji, Honble Prime Minister, Government of India, regarding immediate launching of BSNL's 4G service, the most important factor for the Revival of BSNL <<<Click here for letter >>>
CS writes to GS requesting for cancellation of transfer order of our circle Organising Secretary Com.Debabrata Dey. <<<< Click here for the letter >>>>
Today GS AIBSNLEA, AGS (Fin.) and CHQ-Auditor met Shri R.K. Goyal, PGM (Pers.) CO BSNL and discussed regarding:
(a) JTO to SDE (T) Promotions: We enquired about the status of JTO (T) to SDE promotion. PGM (Pers) mentioned that the preparatory work is going on in full swing. Required data is being collected from various Circles. Personnel branch is trying its best to issue JTO (T) to SDE (T) promotion orders shortly. It is expected that approximately 4500 JTOs will get SDE (T) promotion.
(b) Request for consideration of Regular Promotions in all the Streams in the light of the DoT OM dated 13.10.2020: GS appraised the PGM(Pers) that thousands of Executives already drawing Higher Scales are working in the entry level grade of JTO equivalent and waiting for their 1st Promotion for the years together. Likewise SDE(T)/ SDE(C/E/TF/Arch)/ AOs/ CCS/ PS cadres are waiting for their regular promotions since long. The Promotions are held up by the Management in the name of various Court Cases on Reservation & Seniority issues. AIBSNLEA has continuously pursuing and requesting the BSNL Management for the issuance of Regular Promotion Orders in all Cadres of all the Streams. We strongly oppose any look-after arrangement in higher grade but we demand immediate promotions on ‘Regular Basis’.
We also brought to the notice of PGM (Pers) that recently, SCT Cell of DoT has issued an Office Memorandum dated 13th October, 2020 (regarding Clarifications on the issues relating to Reservation in Promotion for SCs/STs) after gathering the valuable Legal Opinion/Advice and in consultation with the ‘Ministry of Law & Justice’’, ‘DoP&T’ and the ‘Attorney General of India’ on the specific clarification sought by the Parliamentary Committee on welfare of SCs & STs and requested PGM(Pers) to consider all the long awaited regular promotions in all the Cadres in the light of the recent Clarifications contained in DoT OM dated 13.10.2020. PGM (Pers) after patient hearing mentioned that the BSNL Management is trying to sort out the Promotion issue with a workable solution acceptable to all through discussions.
(c) Discrepancies in the Provisional Seniority list No.9 of SDE(T) for the Promotion to DE(T): We appraised the PGM (Pers.) about the discrepancies observed in the Provisional Seniority list No.9 of SDE(T) for the promotion to DE(T) issued by the Pers Branch on 10.08.2020 and we categorically mentioned that the Provisional Seniority List No. 9 is not prepared purely on the basis of the date of joining in accordance with the judgment pronounced by Hon’ble Supreme Court, but it is prepared on the basis of Date of Joining within the vacancy Year.
Any RR amendment is applicable from that date (that is Prospective in nature) but not on retrospectively. In this regard, GS explained that AIBSNLEA CHQ has received more than 400 representations which have already been forwarded to Pers. Branch and requested the PGM(Pers) to finalise the list without any deviation from the Hon’ble Court Orders so as to avoid any further Litigation.
PGM (Pers.) mentioned that it will not be finalized immediately and he is already occupied in several other important tasks and it will be better to have a detailed discussion in this regard in the first week of January’ 2021. PGM (Pers) assured that the issue will be discussed and the discrepancies will be removed and the list will be finalized.
(d) Consideration of request transfers in the Cadre of AGM/CAO/SDE/AO:- We requested PGM(Pers.) to consider the pending request transfers in the Cadre of AO/SDE/AGM/CAO. PGM (Pers.) mentioned that all pending genuine request transfers will be considered and it will be issued shortly after getting the due approval from the Competent Authority.
(e) Consideration of Regular Promotion in the Cadre of DGM(T) and DGM(Finance): GS requested for the consideration of DGM (Adhoc) to Regular Promotion in both Telecom & Finance Streams. GS explained that the issue was discussed with CMD BSNL, Director (HR) and Director (Finance) from Jan, 2020 onwards in view of the vacuum created due to VRS-19.
GS further mentioned that as on date only 150 DGM(T) and 12 DGM (Finance) Adhoc are working in BSNL as against the Sanctioned Strength of 1331 and 402 respectively. All Adhoc DGMs have already completed 4 years of Regular service in DE/CAO (STS Grade) as on 1st Jan 2020 and as per BSNL MS RR- 2009, all are eligible for Regular DGM Promotion. Moreover they have completed 3 to 4 years as Ad-hoc DGM also and No Financial implication/ monetary benefit/Reservation issue will be involved in this promotion.
PGM (Pers) mentioned that due to Rule 206 case, the DGM (T) Regular promotions could not be processed. He also mentioned that regular DGM Promotions in Finance Stream will also be considered along with the Telecom Wing.
Proposed list of Compulsory Holidays & Restricted Holidays to be observed for the offices of BSNL, Calcutta Telephones during the year 2021. <<<< Click here for List >>>>
GS Writes Shri P.K. Purwar Ji, CMD BSNL regarding Request for Promotion in all Streams/Grades in BSNL on ‘RegularBasis’ without any Financial implications, instead of any Look-After arrangement’ from among the Executives already drawing Higher Scales <<<Click here for letter>>>
Today on 25-11-2020 AUAB/CTD held a lunch hour demonstration at Telephone Bhawan Gate protesting against the freezing of IDA. On behalf of AIBSNLEA, Com. Subhasis Mitra, President AIBSNLEA CHQ & Com.Chandra Kanta Das, CS addressed the meeting. CP Com. Satyajit Bhattacharyya, ACS(F) Com. Arindom Roy & FS Com. Bikash Singha of AIBSNLEA/CTD were also present in the meeting..
AUAB writes to Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding Holding lunch hour demonstrations on 25-11-2020, protesting against freezing of IDA....<<<Click here for letter>>>
All the Office Bearers of AIBSNLEA CTD are requested to participate and organise the LH demonstration in Telephone Bhawan.
DPE orders on Freezing of DA to employees of all CPSEs and PSUs till 30 June 2021.....<<<< Click here for Order >>>>
Yesterday 12 11 2020 COB meeting of AIBSNLEA CTD held at Association Room. President CHQ Com.Subhasis Mitra,Senior leaders Com.Atanu Majumder, Com.Sumit Ghosh, BS South Com.Dipankar Banerjee were present in the meeting. Meeting was presided over by Com.Satyajit Bhattacharyya,CP.
AIP explained to the new OBs who are representing the new generation the background of formation of AIBSNLEA and its motto and successes.
All the office bearers delivered their opinion regarding strengthening and revamping our AIBSNLEA. CS Com.Chandra Kanta Das in his summing up pledged that the circle will try hard to serve the members and others also to acquire new members in our fold.We will stick to struggle for achieveing justified demands of executives irrespective of cadre. It is our legacy to be an umbrella organisation to represent Engineering,Accounts,PA/PS, Civil/ Electrical, SDE(OL) . In future also AIBSNLEA CTD Circle will follow the footprints of our predecessors.
It is also decided that we will try to sit on Thursday at least once in a month as usual if the condition permits.
The meeting ended in a positive note and belief that AIBSNLEA CTD will become a powerful organisation in CTD and contribute to strengthen CHQ.
An Office Bearer meeting of AIBSNLEA , CTD will be held on 12 11 2020 ( Thursday) at 3 PM at the Association Room . All concerned are requested to attend the meeting punctually. CHQ PRESIDENT, Com. Subhasis Mitra, ADVISOR,CHQ Com.Tridip Chakraborty, Veteran leader Com. Prasun Kr. Mukhopadhyay have consented to attend the Office Bearer meeting. <<<<< Click here for Notice >>>>>
CTD issues transfer order of SDEs for the interest of service.Hope,Department will benefit by this transfer. <<<<< Click here for Order >>>>>
Comrade S.Sivakumar, GS AIBSNLEA met Director (HR) BSNL Board today and discussed regarding:
(1) JTO(T) to SDE(T) Promotions under 67% SCF Quota: GS requested Director (HR) to consider the Promotion from JTO(T) to SDE(T) and issue the order before Diwali i.e. 14.11.2020. The Executives are eagerly waiting for their first promotion in BSNL since last so many years. Director (HR) mentioned that the work is under process and the efforts are being taken by the Pers Team to issue the Promotion Orders before Diwali, he assured.
GS further requestedDirector (HR) that LDCE for 33% quota from the vacancy year 2011-12 onwards also to be conducted simultaneously as per the SDE RRs, so that the young JTOs of BSNL may get their first due fast track promotion on time and serve the Company with a better zeal and enthusiasm. Director (HR) mentioned that the efforts are being taken by the Recruitment Cell for the issuance of Notification for the conduct of LDCE 33% quota for SDE(T) promotion.
(2) Consideration of request transfers in the Cadre of SDE/AO/AGM/CAO and DGM:GS requested for the consideration of request transfers in all the Cadres those who have completed more than two and half years at their present stations. Director (HR) mentioned that the request transfers are under consideration and will be issued shortly subject to the approval of Man Power planning w.r.t. restructuring of BAs/SSAs.
It is learnt that the final meeting for Restructuring and Man Power Planning is scheduled to be convened by the CMD BSNL with HR Team on 06.11.2020.
(3) Consideration of issuance of clarification orders for JAO 1999 batch Telengana Circle for the withdrawal of wrong Pay fixation case:GS brought to the kind notice of Director (HR) that the draft clarificatory order is pending with PGM (Pers) for the past 20 days after the approval of the Competent Authority. He requested Director (HR) to kindly intervene in the matter and cause to issue necessary clarification in this regard to Telangana Circle before the drawl of 4th Installment of the Ex-Gratia to VRS-19 retirees so as to mitigate the sufferings of affected persons. After patient hearing Director (HR) assured to discuss the matter with PGM (Pers) today afternoon.
Remaining issues such as Promotions in all the Cadres, Restructuring, Manpower Planning, withdrawal of Look-after arrangement etc., could not be discussed with the Director (HR) due to his busy schedule and will be discussed in the next meeting.
Meeting with Director (Finance) BSNL Board, New Delhi-
GS, AIBSNLEA Comrade S. Sivakumar met Director (Finance) BSNL today along with AGS, FS/CHQ & Auditor/CHQ and discussed regarding:
(1) Disbursement of Salary for the Month of October’ 2020: GS requested for the disbursement of Salary for the month of Oct., 2020 in the first week of Nov., 2020 due to Diwali and other festivals. Director (Fin) appreciated our concern and assured that he will discuss the matter with CMD BSNL after taking the feedback from Sr.GM (CBB) and try to disburse the Salary on Friday or Monday i.e., on 09.11.2020 after the release of funds for the Statutory dues on 06.11.2020.
(2) Abnormal delay in consideration of request transfers in the Cadre of AGM/CAO/AOs:- GS requested Director (Fin.) to consider the pending request transfers in the Cadre of CAO & AO. Director (Fin.) mentioned that it is under consideration and pending due to the finalization of Man Power Planning and Restructuring of the SSAs and BAs by the Corporate Office. He further mentioned that me