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BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS
Name of Account holder: All India BSNL Officer's Association
Name of Bank : Indian Overseas Bank(IOB)
Address : Parliament street, New Delhi
Account Number: 076201000023791
MICR : 110020013
IFSC Code:IOBA0000762
Vendor code: 0100085652


21.07.2019:

Brief Report on 3rd State Conference of AIBSNLOA West Bengal:

The third State Conference of AIBSNLOA West Bengal was held on 12.7.2019 in a grand manner under the Presidenship of Com.Sukumar Ghosh. The Conference started with flag hoisting by Com.P.Ramachandran, CHQ President. Com.Praveen Agarwal, the Convenor, delivered Welcome Address. After adoption of CS Report and Statement of Income and Expenditure, State office bearers and Zonal Secretaries delivered speeches on the activities of the association and happenings in BSNL. General Secretary spoke elaborately on all issues, BSNL viability, present financial crisis with pending vendor payments, electricity bills, medical bills, contract workers' salary, proposed revival package for BSNL which is said to include VRS, reduction in retirement age, allotment of 4G spectrum and monetisation of land assets. In deviation with normal practice of a 'Open Session', a 3 hour-long 'Interaction Session with GS' was held. Most of the members participated in the session in a disciplined manner with a constructive approach in making suggestions for revival. Com.P.Ramachandran, CHQ President delivered a wonderful speech mainly on financial viability of BSNL. After dissolution of the old body, election of office bearers was conducted by Com.Sanjoy Dhar. New Office bearers were elected unanimously.   View list of office bearers   View Photos

19.07.2019:

Calling volunteers in DE/AGM grade for posting in West Bengal Telecom Circle:

BSNL CO has called for volunteers in DE/AGM grade for posting in West Bengal Telecom Circle at own cost, in order to meet acute shortage in the circle.   View letter

19.07.2019:

Tenure transfer in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of tenure transfer in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

18.07.2019:

Details of adjustment of BWA spectrum refund on surrender in 6 LSAs, circle-wise and quarter-wise:

BSNL CO has furnished the information, confirming that DoT has settled the amount for Rs.6724.51 crore through Cash Payment and through book adjustment against BSNL liability towards License Fee and Spectrum usage charges.   View letter

17.07.2019:

Implementation of Supreme Court Judgment in respect of seniority of TES Group B/SDE - consequential benefits:

BSNL CO has circulated the list of orders of promotion issued to AGM (T) grade since formation of BSNL, i.e 1.10.2000 and has asked Circles to provide copy of promotion orders issued, if any, left out in the list, in order to process the case of consequential benefits.   View letter

17.07.2019:

Approval under Rule 2 (1) of Part B of the Fourth Schedule to IT Act 1961 in case of BSNL Employees Superannuation Pension Fund Trust:

Income Tax department has accorded approval to the Group Superannuation Cash Accumulation Scheme established under BSNL Employee Superannuation Pension Fund Trust for the benefit of employees of BSNL w.e.f 5.5.2016.   View letter

17.07.2019:

Mutation of land parcels proposed to be transferred to SPV for monetisation:

BSNL CO has circulated the list of land parcels which are in active consideration for monetisation to neutralise the debt of the Company. It adds that the said properties should be either in the name of BSNL or DoT.   View letter

16.07.2019:

BSNL, MTNL revival on cards - Amit Shah-led GoM may allow VRS, 4G spectrum:

Besides Shah, GoM included telecom, IT and law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The sources aware of the development said that the group during the two-hour-long meeting discussed the ways to bring back the two public sector service providers back to health and considered monetisation of land and building assets to fund VRS to the willing employees.   Read More

15.07.2019:

Completion of e-apar, pending for reporting/reviewing and appellate decisionfor years 2016-17 and 2017-18:

BSNL CO has circulated the lists of uncompleted e-APARs for the years 2016-17 and 2017-18 and has requested that all pending/incomplete e-APARs in ERP latest by 31st July 2019.   View letter

14.07.2019:

GS addresses meeting of Bihar Circle:

Members of Bihar Circle met at Patna yesterday. GS attended the meeting and explained the ongoing financial crisis and the revival plan proposed by the Government which includes VRS, reduction in retirement age, allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL and land monetisation. He also apprised the members regarding the stalemate in promotion to various grades and the pay revision which has been sent to backburner now. The meeting unanimously elected Com.M.K.Singh, AGM, Com.Neel Kamal, AGM and Com.Dr.Ashok Kumar, AGM as President, Secretary and Finance Secretary respectively.

12.07.2019:

Purposeful deliberations in West Bengal State Conference:

The 3rd State Conference of West Bengal was held today with massive attendance and large scale participation by members in the deliberations on current issues viz. revival plan for BSNL which is said to include VRS, reduction in retirement age, allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL, monetisation of land assets, pay revision, pension contribution on actual pay and HR issues, mainly promotion to various grades. The successful State Conference has unanimously elected Com.Sanet Aich, Com.Soumya Basak and Com.Gautam Majumdar as President, Secretary and Finance Secretary respectively. CHQ congratulates all the newly elected office bearers and members of West Bengal State Body of AIBSNLOA. [More details and photos will be published later]

12.07.2019:

Retired executives holding post of office bearers in associations:

BSNL CO has reiterated the provisions of BSNL REA Rules 2014 that as and when any office-bearer of the association retires on superannuation or remains no longer in the service of the company, the association will ensure his replacement within a maximum period of six months from the date of his superannuation or severing relations with the Company.   View letter

12.07.2019:

Revision of IDA w.e.f. 1.7.2019:

BSNL CO has endorsed DPE orders revising IDA w.e.f. 1.7.2019 from 141.4% to 146.7%.   View endorsement

12.07.2019:

Direct relieving in DGM (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders directly relieving 3 DGMs (T) through ERP.   View orders

11.07.2019:

CHQ writes to Prime Minister regarding Efforts by DoT to take over Advanced Level Telecom Training Centre, Ghaziabad, New Delhi from BSNL :

'While according to PMO, the DoT has to pursue and lead the phased monetisation of BSNL and MTNL assets, it appears that the DoT’s illegitimate move to take over BSNL’s asset is aimed at thwarting the Government’s efforts to revive/restructure BSNL and MTNL. We feel that the DoT’s move to take over the asset of BSNL, which it is not empowered to do, is ill-conceived, unlawful and smacks of authoritarianism.   Read More

11.07.2019:

Control of expenditure under the head vehicle running:

BSNL CO has signed a Facilitation Service Agreement with M/s ANI Technologies Pvt. Ltd., stylized as 'OLA'.   View agreement

11.07.2019:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued two orders of tenure transfers and another order of cancellation in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

07.07.2019:

No income tax relief in Central Budget:

The budget proposals presented by the Finance Minister in the Parliament today has not provided any relief in Income Tax for the salaried class. The tax slabs for middle and lower income groups remain unchanged. The government has announced income tax reduction of Rs 1.5 lakh for loans taken to purchase electric vehicles and additional tax deduction of Rs 1.50 lakh on interest paid on home loans taken up to March 2020.

04.07.2019:

Revision of IDA w.e.f.1.7.2019:

DPE has issued orders revising IDA w.e.f. 1.7.2019 from 141.4% to 146.7%.   View orders

04.07.2019:

BSNL, MTNL revival - top bureaucrat-headed group seeks legal view on 4G, time bound assets monetisation to fund VRS:

'An inter-departmental committee headed by the cabinet secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha has proposed an examination of “legal impact” for the allocation of fourth-generation or 4G airwaves to the stressed public-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL), and recommended a “reduction of employee strength in a cost-effective manner” from “time-bound monetisation” of land assets, mobile towers and fibre footprint.'
'An inter-departmental committee headed by the cabinet secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha has proposed an examination of “legal impact” for the allocation of fourth-generation or 4G airwaves to the stressed public-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL), and recommended a “reduction of employee strength in a cost-effective manner” from “time-bound monetisation” of land assets, mobile towers and fibre footprint.'
'Meanwhile, Murmu opposed any financial backing to state-run telcos, and told the panel that any upfront support to BSNL and MTNL would be a huge burden on the budgetary resources of the government.'   Read More

04.07.2019:

Telecom fix - Ravi Shankar Prasad seeks cut in licence fee, refund Rs 30,000 crore of stuck GST:

'Telecom and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has batted for a slew of reforms in the telecom sector which will provide a relief of around Rs 3,000 crore annually to the financially stressed operators by way of revenue share licence fee payment.'
'He has written that nearly Rs 30,000 crore telecom funds are locked in GST input refunds.'
'Prasad has also sought from the finance ministry a separate budgetary allocation of Rs 1,000 crore for reviving the ailing state-owned firms, BSNL and MTNL.'   Read more

04.07.2019:

Details of land parcels proposed to be transferred to CPV for monetisation:

BSNL CO has circulated a list of land parcels which are propsoed for monetisation through DIPAM in the first instance and has asked circles to offer their comments latest by 1100 hous of 5th July 2019.   View letter

04.07.2019:

Transfer and postings of DR-DGM executives of telecom operation stream on completion of Institutional & management training at ALTTC Ghaziabad:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings to 19 Direct Recruit DGMs on own cost basis.   View orders

03.07.2019:

Transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

03.07.2019:

Transfer and posting in JAO grade - reallotment, cancellation:

BSNL CO has issued orders of reallotment & cancellation of transfer in JAO grade.   View orders

03.07.2019:

Tenure transfers in DE/AGM grade - modification:

BSNL CO has issued orders of modifying the circle of posting in respect of one executive.   View orders

03.07.2019:

Direct relieving of Executives:

BSNL CO has issued orders directly relieving 15 executives on transfer, through ERP.   View orders

02.07.2019:

BSNL holidays for the year 2020:

BSNL CO has circulated the holidays list for the year 2020.   View list

02.07.2019:

Tenure transfers in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of tenure transfers in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

02.07.2019:

Direct relieving of Executives:

BSNL CO has issued two orders directly relieving executives on transfer, through ERP.   View orders

01.07.2019:

Closure of HRMS server:

BSNL CO has intimated that the closure date of HRMS portal and its server has been postponed to 1st August 2019.   View orders

01.07.2019:

Control of expenditure under the head vehicle running:

BSNL CO has directed the circles to avail the services of OLA and UBER on retail rates till finalisation of agreement with them by BSNL CO.   View orders

29.06.2019:

Director (HR) writes to Circle Heads fixing targets:

Director (HR) has written to all Circle Heads entrusting important responsibilities at different levels of officers/officials, apart from regular duties and responsibilities, for retention of existing business, marketing and revenue collection activities. Action against poor performers has also been suggested. All executives are requested to go through the targets fixed and submit their responses in the "Suggestions Box" at the top right of this website. The response can be about practical difficulties if any in achieving the targets along with suggestions to overcome these difficulties.   View letter

29.06.2019:

CMD MTNL to hold additional charge as CMD BSNL:

According to a DoT order, Shri P.K.Purwar, CMD BSNL will take additional charge as CMD BSNL for a period of 3 months w.e.f. 1.7.2019 or till appointment of a regular incumbent or till further orders, whichever is earlier.

28.06.2019:

Increase in IDA w.e.f. 1.7.2019:

According to calculations based on All India Consumer Price Index for Industrial workers for March 2019 (309), April 2019 (312) and May 2019 (314), IDA will increase w.e.f. 1.7.2019 by 5.3% from 141.4% to 146.7%.

28.06.2019:

Tenure transfers in Executives (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued three orders of tenure transfers in Executives (Telecom) grade.   View orders

27.06.2019:

Closure of HRMS server:

BSNL CO has issued instructions to all DDO units for storing the legacy HRMS datas, as HRMS server will be closed w.e.f. 1.7.2019.   View orders

27.06.2019:

Transfer and posting in EE (E) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and posting in EE (E) grade.   View orders

26.06.2019:

Holidays to be observed in central government offices during 2020 - corrigendum:

DoP&T has issued corrigendum to its letter dated 18.6.2019.   View letter

26.06.2019:

Transfer and postings in SDE (C) grade - retention:

BSNL CO has issued orders retaining one executive in the present circle upto March 2020.   View orders

26.06.2019:

Transfer and postings in AO grade - Cancellation and retention:

BSNL CO has issued orders of retention/cancellation of transfer in AO grade.   View orders

25.06.2019:

Meeting with DGM (Pers):

GS met DGM (Pers) and conveyed the agony of the executives in general and of those who are eligible to be promoted but will retire this month. With no indication about Legal section changing its stand and the file remaining with them, we requested DGM (Pers) to seek legal opinion on the basis of our letter that the undertaking given to court has been complied with by circulating the DE seniority list after considering objections and therefore there is no need to go to court again. He agreed to consider this proposal.

25.06.2019:

Meeting with General Manager (Training):

GS met GM (Trg) today and expressed deep concern over DoT's move to take over ALTTC Campus. GM (Trg) said that BSNL was also opposed to the move and will take it up when the committee formed by DoT has its meeting. On the issue of the requests for refund of premium for GTI, he said that no decision has been taken and felt aggrieved that some individuals have issued notice to LIC too resulting in delay in issue of policy certificates and affecting coverage during the intervening period.

25.06.2019:

Tenure transfer in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of tenure transfer in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

21.06.2019:

CHQ writes to Director HR on early issue of promotion orders to DGM (T) grade:

'We therefore request you to kindly advise the Personnel Section to hold DPC and issue promotion orders from DE/AGM to DGM (T) grade at the earliest, since the undertaking given to Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh has already been complied with by circulating the seniority list after considering the objections received.'   Read More

21.06.2019:

Direct Relieving through ERP - restoration to parent circle:

BSNL CO has issued orders cancelling the transfer orders in respect of four executives who were earlier directly relieved through ERP.   View orders

21.06.2019:

Tenure transfer in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of tenure transfer in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

20.06.2019:

Relaxation to travel by air to visit North East Region, Jammu & Kashmir and Andaman & Nicobar - clarification:

"Entitled class rail fare from the Headquarters/place of posting to the nearest relevant railhead (i.e. Kolkata/Guwahati/Delhi/Amritsar/Chennai/Vishakapatnam) based on the place of visit (in NER/J&K/A&N) + LTC-80 Economy class air fare from the same railhead to the place of visit in NER/J&K/A&N - or the actual air fare from the Headquarters to the place of visit, whichever is less.   View DoP&T letter

20.06.2019:

LICE for promotion to SDE (Arch) grade:

BSNL CO has notified LICE for promotion from JTO (Arch) to SDE (Arch) grade.   View notification

20.06.2019:

Tenure transfer in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of tenure transfer in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

20.06.2019:

Direct relieving through ERP:

BSNL CO has issued orders directly relieving two executives of Architecture wing, through ERP   View orders

20.06.2019:

Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

18.06.2019:

Meeting with Director (HR):

GS and AGS (HQ) met Director (HR) today conveyed our concern about the undue delay in holding DPC for promotion to DGM (T) grade. We contended that the advice by Legal section to seek leave from CAT Chandigarh for holding DPC after submitting the DE/AGM seniority list should be reviewed since the CAT in its orders had not suggested so. We said that this may prolong the delay. Director (HR) assured us that he will have discussions with Pers Section tomorrow and explore ways for early issue of promotion orders. CGM (Legal) was also present in the meeting and he agreed to discuss the matter further with Pers Section. Later, we also met DGM (Legal Pers) and explained our stand and insisted that promotion orders be issued at the earliest and there is no need to approach the CAT.

18.06.2019:

Holidays List for the year 2020:

DoP&T has circulated the list of holidays to be observed in Central Government offices for the year 2020.   View orders

18.06.2019:

Direct relieving through ERP:

BSNL CO has issued orders directly relieving one executive on transfer from hard tenure circle, through ERP   View orders

16.06.2019:

BSNL partners Nokia, ZTE, ATC, Bharti Infratel and others queue up to clear outstanding dues:

'Vendors of cash-strapped telecom operator BSNL have asked the government to intervene to get pending dues of as much as Rs.2500 crore, with some warning of services diruptions to the state run company's 120 million users unless the payments are made.'   Read More

16.06.2019:

Govt plans Rs 6 lakh crore spectrum auction to ensure affordable 5G:

'We want start-ups and educational institutions to also have access to the 5G test trials. We are seeking a time bound clearance mechanism, apart from giving out trial spectrum for a period of one year on a one-time licence fee of just Rs.5000, said the ministry official. Also the government wants telecom fibre, which has already been laid out across rural India under Bharat Net programme, to be used to provide internet at homes through FTTH initiative.'   Read More

14.06.2019:

Seniority list of AGM (T) Regular, including DGM (T) adhoc, working on the post as on 1.5.2019 and promoted prior to 1.4.2018 as per Rule 206 for promotion to DGM (T) adhoc:

BSNL CO has circulated the seniority list of AGM (T) Regular, including DGM (T) adhoc, working on the post as on 1.5.2019 and promoted prior to 1.4.2018 as per Rule 206 for promotion to DGM (T) adhoc.   View list

14.06.2019:

Control of expenditure under the head vehicle running:

BSNL CO has circulated some instructions on the subject to be followed strictly.   View orders

14.06.2019:

Government reduces the rate of ESI contribution from 6.5% to 4%:

The Government of India has taken a historic decision to reduce the rate ofcontribution under the ESI Act from 6.5% to 4%(employers’ contribution being reduced from 4.75% to 3.25% and employees’ contribution being reduced from 1.75% to 0.75%). Reduced rates will be effective from 01.07.2019.Thiswould benefit 3.6 crore employees and 12.85 lakhemployers.   Read More

13.06.2019:

Transfer and postings in SDE (E) grade - abeyance:

BSNL CO has issued orders keeping in abeyance the transfer and postings in SDE (E) grade, in respect of 9 executives.   View orders

13.06.2019:

Direct Relieving of Executives:

BSNL CO has issued orders directly relieving 6 executives through ERP.   View orders

13.06.2019:

Transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade - retention:

BSNL CO has issued orders of retention in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

13.06.2019:

Transfer and postings in AO grade - retention and cancellation:

BSNL CO has issued orders of retention/cancellation in AO grade.   View orders

12.06.2019:

Transfer and postings in AO grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in AO grade.   View orders

11.06.2019:

Digital Communication Commission to meet on 13th June 2019:

The Digital Communication Commission (formerly Telecom Commission) will reportedly meet on 13th June 2019 and is expected to discuss 5G trials and relief package for BSNL and MTNL during the meeting.

07.06.2019:

Engagement of BSNL Engineers for third party inspection of Solar/RE power projects/solar parks/MNRE schemes undertaken by SECI:

BSNL CO has asked Electrical Units to identify 4 willing executives from the level of JTO/SDE/EE (Eelectrical) who can be intermittently spared for the said inspections.   View letter

07.06.2019:

Tenure transfer in DGM (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of tenure transfer in DGM (T) grade.   View orders

07.06.2019:

Tenure transfer in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of tenure transfer in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

06.06.2019:

Promotion from DE/AGm grade to DGM grade:

GS met CGM (Legal), DGM (Legal) and later PGM (Pers) today and requested early decision for holding the DPC. We were informed that Legal Section has advised BSNL to submit the DE/AGM seniority list to Hon'ble CAT and obtain Leave for holding the DPC based on the seniority list, since CAT Chandigarh had dismissed the OA on the basis of the undertaking by BSNL that DGM promotion orders will be issued based on DE/AGM seniority list only. Dismissing our apprehension about further delay due to approaching CAT Chandigarh, PGM (Pers) said that efforts will be made to get Leave from CAT Chandigarh at the earliest.

06.06.2019:

Meeting with General Manager (Estt):

GS met GM (Estt) and DGM (Estt) and enquired about decision taken regarding refund of premium towards GTI to those who have represented citing written consent not taken. GM (Estt) said that meeting was held with representative of LIC and it has been decided that refund cannot be given as consent has been taken through ERP. But representations regarding technical issues like discrepancies in date of birth will be considered for changing the quantum of premium. As we insisted that written consent should have been taken, GM (Estt) wanted us to talk to GM (Trg) who is the nodal officer for the scheme.

06.06.2019:

Austerity Measures:

BSNL CO has issued orders asking Circles/Units to take austerity measures in Outsourcing Contract Labour, Network optimisation and AMC charges.   View orders

06.06.2019:

Tenure transfers in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued two orders of tenure transfers in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

04.06.2019:

AIBSNLOA greets Minister of Communications and Minister of State for Communications:

GS along with other leaders of OBUA met Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad today and greeted him on his taking charges as MOC. MOC then wanted us to meet him with prior appointment as he also wanted to discuss issues related to BSNL. Later GS and other leaders of OBUA met Shri Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao and greeted him on his assuming charge as MOSC. MOSC said that he was aware of the issues faced by BSNL and its employees and will make all efforts to resolve them.

04.06.2019:

Meeting with PGM (Pers):

GS met PGM (Pers) today and conveyed the agony and frustration of executives caused by unforeseen delay in conduct of DPC and issue of promotion orders to DGM (T) grade. Every month started with hope about issue of orders and ended with disbelief and disappointment, particularly for those DEs/AGMs who are retiring every month. We pointed out that this month alone nearly 70 DEs/AGMs have retired without getting their due promotion. PGM (Pers) said that he was aware of the genuine concern. He informed us that legal cell has raised some queries and after a meeting with legal cell, the queries are being replied now. He assured that all possible efforts will be made to issue promotion orders early.

04.06.2019:

Final seniority list of SDE (T)/TES Group B as per Rule 206:

BSNL CO has circulated the final seniority list of SDEs (T)/TES Group B, as per Rule 206 of P&T Manual Volume IV, after examining all the objections received, in compliance with the judgment of Hon'ble Supreme Court of India dated 21.01.2015 and 14.12.2017 in CA 4389 of 2010.   Download Book-wise lists

03.06.2019:

Executive Health Check-up scheme for Sr.Executives of BSNL:

BSNL CO has issued orders extending the scheme for another year from 1.4.2019 to 31.3.2020, which is admissible only for officers of SAG level and above and their spouses.   View orders

31.05.2019:

AIBSNLOA greets Minister of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises:

GS and FS met Shri Arwind Ganpat Sawant, the new Minister of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises and extended greetings on his assuming charge as a Cabinet Minister. They also conveyed the expectations among MTNL and BSNL employees due to his background as a former employee of MTNL and a TU leader in MTNL.

31.05.2019:

Transfer and postings in EE(E) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in EE (E) grade.   View orders

29.05.2019:

CHQ writes to CMD requesting modification in consolidation of SSAs into Business Areas with particular reference to Tirunelveli & Nagercoil SSAs in Tamilnadu:

'For the following reasons, it will be logical and rational that Tirunelveli is treated as Business Area with Nagercoil consolidated with Tirunelveli BA.'   Read More

29.05.2019:

CHQ writes to CMD on Group Term Insurance – Complaints regarding non-obtaining written option to the scheme:

'There is genuine apprehension amongst the affected executives about early refund of the huge amount recovered, given the fact that committees normally take long time before taking a decision.'   Read More

29.05.2019:

CHQ writes to CMD requesting early issue of promotion orders from DE to DGM (T) grade:

'Issue of promotion orders from DE/AGM grade to DGM (T) grade has been on the cards ever since December 2018. Around 70 executives have retired during the past six months, eagerly awaiting their promotion, but with disappointment. The delay this time cannot be attributed to any legal hurdle, as there was no court stay except for a brief period of a week between 30th April 2019 and 7th May 2019.'   Read More

28.05.2019:

Promotion from Stenographer grade to Personal Assistant grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders promoting one Stenographer to Personal Assistant grade based on LICE held on 19.1.2019.   View orders

24.05.2019:

New District Branch of AIBSNLOA at Bijnore in UP (West) Circle:

A new District Branch of AIBSNLOA has been formed at Bijnore in UP (W) Circle on 23.5.2019. Com.Smt.Anjali Sangal AO has been elected as District President, Com.J.P.Singh SDE as District Secretary, Com.Rakesh Visnoi AO as Finance Secretary and Com.Alok Kumar JTO as Asst. Secretary. CHQ congratulates the office bearers and members of the new District Branch.

24.05.2019:

Meeting with General Manager (Estt):

GS met General Manager (Estt) yesterday and requested early decision regarding refund of wrongly deducted premium towards Group Term Insurance. GM (Estt) said that the three-member committee will meet on 28.5.2019 and that LIC representative will also be present in the meeting.

23.05.2019:

Extension of last date for submitting e-APAR to the reporting officer:

BSNL CO has extended the last date for submitting e-APAR to the reporting officer upto 10th June 2019,   View orders

23.05.2019:

Transfer and postings in AO/SR.AO grade:

BSNL CO has issued two orders of transfer and postings in AO/Sr.AO grade.   View orders

23.05.2019:

Transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued two orders of transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

22.05.2019:

Tenure transfer orders in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of tenure transfer in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

21.05.2019:

Promotion from Steno Gr-III to Steno Gr-II and merget into PA grade - clarification:

BSNL CO has clarified that the officials while working as JAO/JTO cannot be allowed to take the benefit of the promotion in the restructured cadre of Steno Gr.II/PA and subsequent pay protection without actually assuming the charge of the post of Steno Gr.II/PA while working/continuing to work as JAO/JTO.   View clarification

21.05.2019:

Tenure transfer orders of executives:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer to two executives who have completed their tenure.   View orders

21.05.2019:

Direct relieving of executives on tenure transfers:

BSNL CO has issued orders directly relieving executives on transfer from/to tenure circles through ERP.   View orders

20.05.2019:

CHQ again writes to Department of Expenditure regarding Pension contribution by BSNL to the Government of India in respect of its employees permanently absorbed in BSNL:

'In the said proposal by DoE vide MoF (DoE) ID No.228 (SO)(E-III(A)/08 dated 19th December 2008, it has been clearly stated that “With the introduction of Modified ACP Scheme under which an employee will now get financial upgradation to the next higher grade pay on completion of 10 years of service, under normal circumstances, no government servant is likely to remain in a particular grade for more than 10 years. In the light of this position, it is proposed that instead of the present practice of basing the calculation of pension contribution during the active period of foreign service on he basis of the maximum of the pay scale plus dearness pay appropriate to such maximum plus interim relief appropriate to such maximum, such calculations may now be based on the existing basic pay of the Government Servant.”   Read the letter mentioned in our posting on 16.05.2019

20.05.2019:

Modalities of forwarding recommendations for retention of transferred executives:

BSNL CO has laid down modalities for forwarding recommendations for retention of transferred executives.   View orders

20.05.2019:

Direct relieving of executives on tenure transfers:

BSNL CO has issued orders directly relieving executives on transfer from/to tenure circles through ERP.   View orders

20.05.2019:

Direct relieving of executives on inter-circle transfers:

BSNL CO has issued orders directly relieving executives on inter-circle transfers through ERP.   View orders

17.05.2019:

Direct relieving in DGM (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders directly relieving 4 executives on transfer through ERP.   View orders

17.05.2019:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued two orders of tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

17.05.2019:

Transfer and postings in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued two orders of transfer and postings in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

16.05.2019:

AIBSNLOA writes to Department of Expenditure again justifying applicability of DoP&T OM dated 19.11.2009 on revised method of pension contribution in respect of absorbed BSNL employees:

Following failure by the recognised unions and associations of BSNL in securing implementation of 3rd Pay Revision for BSNL employees, there has been complete silence/inactivity by these unions and associations in pursuing the important issue of pension contribution on actual pay as per DoP&T OM dated 19.11.2009. It is not new, as these unions and associations have always been in the habit of raking up any issue now and then, making some noise and later completely forgetting it.

Earlier DoE had sought clarification from DoT raising a query that “Since the concerned employees are on IDA pattern of pay scales, which are different from CDA pattern pay scale including date of effect, how far it is justified to draw a parallel from the principle of pension contribution rate based on DoPT orders which are applicable to CDA pay scales."

AIBSNLOA wrote to DoE on 22nd February 2019, putting up various arguments in favour of pension contribution on actual pay.
Based on our assumption, under Paras 11 & 12 of our said letter, we had observed that

“11. We understand that the DoPT order dated 19.11.2009 limiting pension contribution to actual basic pay drawn, is a considered decision, based on the above principle and the fact that the VII CPC introduced Pay Matrix instead of the then existing Running Pay Band and Grade Pay system. For example, Grade Pay 1 to 5 comes under Pay Band 1 with Rs.5200-20200. As there is no possibility of any Government Servant on transfer to Foreign service to reach the maximum of the pay band, DoPT restricted the pension contribution to the actual pay drawn w.e.f. 1.1.2006, the date of implementation of Government decision on the recommendations of VII CPC.

12. In BSNL too, due to availability of time bound financial upgradations every 4 to 5 years, no one will reach the maximum of his present pay scale. Therefore, following the DoPT OM dated 19.11.2009 in respect of BSNL absorbed employees drawing IDA pay scales, is justified legally as well as rationally.”  View AIBSNLOA CHQ letter dated 22nd February 2019

AIBSNLOA felt it important to get this issue resolved before the 3rd pay revision receives consideration by the new government and was doing all possible background work.

Now based on a new input, AIBSNLOA has again written to DoE forcibly arguing about the applicability of DoP&T OM dated 19.11.2009, pointing out to DoE's own reasoning for modifying method of calculation of pension contribution from maximum of pay scale to actual pay that
“With the introduction of Modified ACP Scheme under which an employee will now get financial upgradation to the next higher grade pay on completion of 10 years of service, under normal circumstances, no government servant is likely to remain in a particular grade for more than 10 years. In the light of this position, it is proposed that instead of the present practice of basing the calculation of pension contribution during the active period of foreign service on he basis of the maximum of the pay scale plus dearness pay appropriate to such maximum plus interim relief appropriate to such maximum, such calculations may now be based on the existing basic pay of the Government Servant.”

We have now reiterated in our letter that "As pointed out in our earlier letter, due to availability of time bound upgradations after every 4 years to 5 years in respect of BSNL executives and every 7 years to 8 years in respect of BSNL non-executives, no one will remain in the same scale for more than 5 years/8 years. Therefore, the ground for extending the method of pension contribution on the basis of actual pay in respect of Government Servants absolutely holds good for extending the same to absorbed BSNL employees, whose pension contribution is covered by the same FR 116. Provisions of FR 116 cannot be implemented differently for different employees covered by the same FR 116, whether they are in CDA or IDA scales."

We are determined to pursue the issue till it is settled. Our letter to DoE dated 16th May 2019 will be published shortly.

16.05.2019:

Liquidity position of BSNL - Message from Director (F):

'It is expected that normalcy in liquidity position will be restored by the next quarter of the financial year.'   Read More

16.05.2019:

Model guidelines/operating procedure for dealing with cases of unauthorised absence, absconding and long absentee officers/officials:

BSNL CO has circulated Model guidelines/operating procedure for dealing with cases of unauthorised absence, absconding and long absentee officers/officials.   View guidelines

16.05.2019:

Transfer and postings in SDE (E) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in SDE (E) grade.   View orders

15.05.2019:

Transfer of Microwave Building & Land at Rameswaram to Indian Air Force:

BSNL CO has asked CGMs Tamilnadu Circle & STR to explore the possibility with Indian Air Force authorities, if they can allow to put BSNL telecom towers in their premises in lieu of the land proposed to be acquired.   View letter

15.05.2019:

Transfer and postings in EE (C) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in EE (C) grade.   View orders

15.05.2019:

Transfer and postings in SDE (C) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in SDE (C) grade.   View orders

13.05.2019:

Meeting with GM (Trg):

GS and AGS HQ met GM (Trg) on 10.5.2019 and discussed regarding refund of premium recovered from executives who have not given their informed consent for GTI scheme. GM (Trg) informed us that a three member committee has been constituted to examine the representations received from individuals. Later a decision will be taken after discussions with LIC representatives.

13.05.2019:

Calling of volunteers from DE/AGM of NTR circle for posting in Rajasthan circle:

BSNL CO has called for option from 32 AGMs/DEs working under GMM NTR, Jaipur for posting in Rajasthan Circle.   View letter

13.05.2019:

Transfer and postings in DGM (T) grade - RETENTION:

BSNL CO has issued orders retaining one executive for a further period upto 5.8.2019.   View orders

09.05.2019:

Transfer and postings in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

08.05.2019:

Tenure transfers in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of tenure transfers in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

08.05.2019:

Transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

07.05.2019:

DE to DGM (T) promotion - court stay goes:

CAT Chandigarh is reported to have dismissed the OA in which stay was granted, as infructuous, removing the hurdle for promotion to DGM (T) grade.

07.05.2019:

Calling of options from SDE (E) for own cost transfer to circles having vacancies in the grade of EE (E):

BSNL CO has called for option from senior executives in SDE (E) grade for own cost transfer to circles having vacancies in EE (E) grade.   View orders

06.05.2019:

Transfer and postings in DGM (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in DGM (T) grade.   View orders

03.05.2019:

BSNL gains market share on the back of network expansion:

'During the year 2018-19 more than 50 lacs subscribers have porter their number to BSNL from other operators.   View Press Release

03.05.2019:

Transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

03.05.2019:

Tenure transfers in DGM (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of tenure transfers in DGM (T) grade.   View orders

03.05.2019:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of tenure transfers in SDE(T) grade.   View orders

02.05.2019:

Submission of self-appraisal to the reporting officer:

BSNL CO has noticed that only 50% of the executives have submitted their e-APAR for the year 2018-19 and has requested the executives to submit the same before the last date viz. 15th May 2019. Further extension beyond the dates mentioned shall not be allowed.   View letter

01.05.2019:

Transfer and postings in AO/Sr.AO grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in AO/Sr.AO grade.   View orders

01.05.2019:

Need to ensure error free pay fixation and post-audit of pay fixation:

BSNL CO has requested all cadre controlling authorities to review all cases of doubts and ensure that there are no cases of excess payment made.   View orders

01.05.2019:

Guidelines for forwarding of application of BSNL employees for outside direct employment - clarifications:

BSNL CO has issued clarifications in respect of NOC for interviews through GATE.   View letter

01.05.2019:

Message from Director (HR) on the day of her retirement:

'We wanted to create a culture in which employees are encourage to express their ideas freely, they are heard and their valuable views are taken seriously.'   Read More

30.04.2019:

Promotion to DGM (T) grade stayed:

CAT Chandigarh is reported to have stayed holding of DPC without finalising DE seniority list and issue of promotion order if DPC has already been held, till the date of next hearing - 7th May 2019.

30.04.2019:

Appointment of CVO, BSNL:

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Shri H.S.Sohal, IFoS as CVO, BSNL.   View DoP&T orders

29.04.2019:

Tenure transfers in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued two orders of tenure transfers in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

29.04.2019:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of tenure transfers in SDE(T) grade.   View orders

27.04.2019:

Meeting with Director (HR):

GS along with AGS HQ met Director (HR) yesterday and thanked her for deciding to order DGM (T) promotions to all the existing vacancies, as per our request in the meeting with her on 10.4.2019 and also for directions issued by her for issue of promotion orders at the earliest.

We apprised her of confusion and apprehension in the minds of the Executives that they may not get E6 scale upgradation if they get regular promotion to DGM grade. Director (HR) said that it will be ensured that no one faces any financial loss due to promotion to DGM grade. She also wanted us to talk to PGM (Pers) again.

Then we informed Director (HR) about our meeting with the concerned authorities in LIC and the discussions that took place. We informed her that LIC authorities told us that they have put on hold the issuing of policy documents and have written to BSNL also that the premium can be returned to BSNL on their request. Director (HR) said that she would to talk to GM (Training) and do the needful.

27.04.2019:

Meeting with PGM (Pers):

GS along with AGS HQ met PGM (Pers) yesterday and briefed him about our meeting with Director (HR) and requested early issue of promotion orders to DGM (T) grade, filling up all the existing vacancies. PGM (Pers) informed us that efforts are on for issue of promotion orders by 30th April.

We requested PGM (Pers) to cause circulation of seniority list 9 at the earliest.

Then we reminded him regarding the improper reporting procedure followed in respect of Telecom Finance executives in Tamilnadu Circle. He said that the matter will be examined early and appropriate action taken.

26.04.2019:

Economy measures on issue of transfer orders - clarification:

BSNL CO has clarified that the provisions of the order dated 14.3.2019 are invariably applicable to all BSNL employees which includes Executives/Non-executives staff including ITS officers deployed i BSNL.   View orders

25.04.2019:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of tenure transfers in SDE(T) grade.   View orders

24.04.2019:

Meeting with PGM (Pers):

GS met PGM (Pers) today and requested early issue of promotion orders to DGM (T) grade. We also expressed concern over reports that promotion will be ordered only to the extent of regular vacancies and requested to order promotions to all the vacancies even on adhoc basis, since executives are retiring every month without getting promotion. After discussions PGM (Pers) agreed to examine our views in order that promotion is given for maximum number of vacancies. Then, we also raised the issue of a regular DGM of Telecom Finance being asked to report to another DGM who is IFA of the SSA for APAR purpose in Tamilnadu Circle and explained to him that no executive can be asked to report to another executive of the same rank and pointed out to court judgments on this subject. PGM (Pers) agreed to examine the matter and issue clarifications at the earliest.

24.04.2019:

CHQ writes to PGM (Pers) regarding Improper reporting procedure for APAR in Finance wing of Tamilnadu Circle:

'We once again request you to kindly do the needful early for correcting the improper reporting procedure for APAR in Finance wing of Tamilnadu Circle. Appropriate modifications in the ERP module may also be kindly ordered.'   Read More

24.04.2019:

Refund of wrongly recovered amount towards premium under Group Term Insurance:

GS met the concerned authorities in LIC yesterday and explained about receipt of representations regarding wrong recovery from their pay towards premium under GTI, either after inadvertently opting in ERP or not opting at all. GS also mentioned that some have raised a contention in their representation that recovery cannot be made without written consent. GS requested that refund may be made to those who have submitted representations against the recovery. The authorities said that they have also received some letters directly. They said that written consent will be required for issue of policy and therefore issue of policies has been put on hold and they have written to BSNL in this regard. They informed us that BSNL can refund the recovered premium to those who have submitted requests.

23.04.2019:

Transfer and posting in SDE (E) grade - modification:

BSNL CO has issued orders modifying transfer and posting in SDE (E) grade.   View orders

18.04.2019:

Claim of BSNL on account of pay & allowances etc to its employees working on loan basis in DOT/Field units:

BSNL CO has circulated DoT letter conveying approval for payment of around Rs.72 crores out of BSNL's claim of around Rs.175 crores on account of reimbursement of employees cost of BSNL employees deputed on loan basis in DoT and its field units. DoT has further directed that no employee of BSNL/MTNL will be engaged in DoT and its field units on loan basis w.e.f. 1.4.2019, except on deputation against sanctioned and vacant posts and that no claim of pay and allowances of BSNL/MTNL employee working after 31.3.2019 on loan basis shall be entertained for reimbursement by DoT in future.   View orders

12.04.2019:

Transfer and posting in EE (Civil) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and posting in EE (C) grade.   View orders

10.04.2019:

Cabinet to consider VRS proposal by BSNL:

We learn reliably that DoT has submitted the VRS proposal for consideration by the Cabinet and the matter is likely to be taken up in the Cabinet meeting on 12.04.2019.

10.04.2019:

Meeting with Director (HR):

GS met Director (HR) today and discussed:

1.Promotion to DGM (T) grade:

We requested for early completion of DPC for all the available vacancies and issue of orders before month end. Director (HR) spoke to PGM (Pers) and then assured us that all efforts are being made for early conduct of DPC. We later met PGM (Pers) and DGM (Pers) separately and urged them for early completion of the work.

2. Deduction of premium for GTI without written consent:

We explained the issue including advance payment of premium to LIC even before actual deduction from salaries and requested her intervention. Director (HR) assured us that she will have a meeting with the GM (Estt), GM (Trg) and GM (CA) shortly in order to resolve the issue. We hope that the issue will be resolved soon.

10.04.2019:

Meeting with General Manager (Trg):

GS met General Manager (Trg) today and discussed about the deduction of premium for GTI without written consent and requested consideration of representations for refund of the premium. GM (Trg) said that he has written to LIC authorities based on our letter and will have a meeting with them to resolve the issue.

10.04.2019:

Closing of central government offices in connection with elections to Lok Sabha/State Assembly/Panchayat/Municipalities/Corporation or other local bodies:

BSNL Board has circulated the relevant DoP&T O.Ms on the subject for guidance and necessary action.   View letter

09.04.2019:

Keeping in abeyance of compassionate ground appointment:

BSNL Board has decided to keep Compassionate Ground Appointment in abeyance for three years due to stressed financial condition of the company. This decision will be reviewed after 3 years.   View orders

08.04.2019:

BSNL revival to take time, DoT to assist financially:

'State-run telecom major BSNL's financial revival through a voluntary retirement scheme (VRS) and land monetisation are not an overnight process, an official source said on Monday.'   Read More

08.04.2019:

Deduction of salary for strike period:

BSNL CO has issued instructions to all circles to examine each case with due regards to facts, the cases of members of AIBSNLOA, SEWA BSNL and FNTO whose salary has been deducted,, inspite of their presence on duty/willing to perform duty but could not perform normal duties, due to locking of office gates, etc.   View orders

06.04.2019:

Meeting with Sr. GM (Estt):

GS along with AGS Com.Sanjay Vishnoi met Sr. GM (Estt) and explained the details in our letter dated 2.4.2019 to CMD regarding non-obtaining written option to the scheme. We brought to his notice, that recovery of premium has been reportedly made even in respect of some of those who had opted out. Sr.GM (Estt) agreed that our contentions were true and said that there are also cases of some who had not earlier opted for the scheme, now wanting to opt. However, he said that the matter was entirely handled by the GM (Trg) and therefore our letter is being forwarded to him for consideration and action.

04.04.2019:

Revision of IDA w.e.f.1.4.2019:

DPE has issued orders revising IDA w.e.f. 1.4.2019 from 138.8% to 141.4%.   View orders

03.04.2019:

OBUA leaders meet CMD:

GS along with other OBUA leaders Com.S.P.Sharma, Com.Ranapratap and Com.Zile Singh met CMD today evening and enquired about the present financial status of BSNL, after the episode of delayed salary payment for February and about the meeting with PMO. CMD said that PMO was apprised of BSNL proposals for its revival based on the recommendations of IIM Ahmedabad. He said that BSNL may get 4G spectrum shortly. While reduction of retirement age from 60 to 58 has been ruled out, proposals regarding VRS with financial support from Government is still under consideration by DoT. CMD further said that there is considerable improvement in revenue and salary payment will not be a problem in the future. He said that BSNL has achieved more than 91000 leased circuits during 2018-19 and lauded the employees for the achievement. He said that there is no need for any fear about BSNL's future and all steps are being taken for revival of BSNL. He appealed to all BSNL employees to put their best efforts in increasing revenue.

03.04.2019:

Meeting with PGM (Pers) and DGM (Pers):

GS along with AGS Com.Sanjay Vishnoi met PGM (Pers) and DGM (Pers) separately and discussed the following issues:

1. Promotion from DE to DGM (T) grade:

We requested early issue of promotion orders to DGM (T) grade. PGM (Pers) said that promotion orders will be first issued for executives whose seniority is not under dispute. We strongly argued that there is not dispute in seniority, with seniority attaining finality after Supreme Court Judgment last year and Supreme Court rejecting another petition on seniority yesterday. Piece-meal promotions will create an atmosphere for further court cases. We also pointed out that due to revision of seniority, the executives promoted as DE in 2015 are now senior to those promoted in 2014 but do not have required number of qualifying service. Relaxation should be given for them and they also should be promoted simultaneously. We therefore requested that all executives in the zone of consideration should be promoted. After prolonged discussions, PGM (Pers) agreed to issue promotion orders in one go.

2. Promotion from SDE to DE grade:

We requested issue of promotion orders to all eligible and left out SDEs. PGM (Pers) informed us that CAT Chandigarh has refused to allow BSNL to issue promotion orders to DE grade and BSNL will have to approach higher court.

3. Finalisation of Seniority list 9 of SDE (T) grade:

We requested that since Supreme Court decision has come, seniority list 9 of SDEs (T) may be finalised now and circulated. PGM (Pers) assured that he will do the needful.

4. Transfer requests:

We discussed some requests for transfers from our members. PGM (Pers) has agreed to consider the requests.

03.04.2019:

Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

03.04.2019:

Tenure transfers in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of tenure transfer in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

03.04.2019:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued two orders of tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

02.04.2019:

CHQ writes to CMD regarding non-obtaining written option to the scheme:

'We fail to understand the urgency to make advance payment of premium to LIC even before formal recovery from the salary was made.'   Read More

01.04.2019:

BSNL CO circulates AIBSNLOA CHQ office bearers list:

BSNL CO has circulated the new office bearers list of AIBSNLOA CHQ.   View letter

01.04.2019:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

30.03.2019:

Increase in IDA w.e.f. 1.4.2019:

According to calculations based on All India Consumer Price Index for Industrial workers for December 2018 (301), January 2019 (307) and February 2019 (307), IDA will increase w.e.f. 1.4.2019 by 2.6% from 138.8% to 141.4%.

28.03.2019:

Awareness of CFA new initiative 2:

BSNL CO has made a new initiative of providing free broadband to alll the land line customers for a period one month from the date of activation.   View letter

28.03.2019:

Trasnfer and postings in CAO grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in CAO grade.   View orders

28.03.2019:

LICE for promotion to JTO held on 201.2019 - addendum to results:

BSNL CO has issued addendum to the merit list circulated on 8.3.2019.   View orders

27.03.2019:

Consolidated guidelines for deputation to other outside organisations - reconiseration thereof:

BSNL CO has reconsidered the guidelines issued on 19.2.2019 and has decided that fresh applications of depuation to TRAI may be considered subject to compliance of prescribed conditions.   View orders

27.03.2019:

All India eligibility list 2018 in JTO (Civil) grade:

BSNL CO has circulated the AIEL 2018 in JTO (C) grade - provisional seniority from seniority number 1121 onwards.   View orders

20.03.2019:

Schedule-wise list of central public sector enterprises:

DPE has circulated Schedule-wise list of Central Public Sector Enterprises as on March 2019. BSNL continues to be placed in Schedule-A. [See the Floating Window on the left for criteria for Categorisation of the Schedule of CPSEs.]   View list

20.03.2019:

Promotion from Ps to PPS grade in Haryana circle:

BSNL CO has issued orders promoting two PSs to PPS grade in Haryana Circle.   View orders

20.03.2019:

Appointment of candidates belonging to Halba Koshti/Halbi Koshti/Koshti etc against vacancies reserved for Scheduled Tribes:

BSNL CO has clarified that those belonging to Halba Koshti/Halbi Koshti/Koshti etc castes are not eligible for reservation under ST category and has directed action against false certificate holders.   View orders

20.03.2019:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued two orders of tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

17.03.2019:

ANOTHER MIND GAME OVER:

BSNL employees heaved a sigh of relief on Friday, after they finally got their February salary credited to their accounts. There are happy exchanges in WhatsApp Groups, as if they got some Bonus after a long wait. Some have gone to the extent of thanking their Leaders for ‘resolving’ the salary issue, forgetting that these Leaders had done nothing on the matter.   Read More

15.03.2019:

Lessons one must learn gracefully - Editorial from AIBSNLREA E-journal:

The strike call given by some BSNL unions/associations, to the disappointment of all stake holders, finally ended with no relief. Those who spearheaded the agitation may perhaps now like to introspect themselves where they committed the mistake and then eventually failed to deliver. As we know that some voices, from within themselves, are being raised now questioning the very conviction and wisdom of the leadership on the priorities fixed on the issues taken up by them. However, we do not like to get into these, since we were neither a party to the agitation nor do we, being the retired employees, have any scope to bargain with the Government – even though every one of us wanted positive solution of the issues that were taken up.   Read More

14.03.2019:

BSNL to clear February salary of employees by Friday - CMD:

He said that DoT helped BSNL with Presidential Sanction to meet working capital of the company and a letter of comfort for the same was issued to the company on Wednesday. "We will serve letter of comfort to bank tomorrow following which they will start processing amount of Rs 3,500 crore to working capital requirement of BSNL," Shrivastava said.   Read More

14.03.2019:

Meeting with General Manager (Pers):

GS along with Com.V.K.Sharma CHQ Finance Secretary, met GM (Pers) yesterday and discussed the following issues:

1. Seniority list of TES Group B approved by Supreme Court:

We pointed out that the present seniority list was approved by the Supreme Court and has attained finality and therefore BSNL letter calling for objections now is not in order and we reiterated that no change can be made even based on any objection. GM (Pers) agreed to consider our objection.

2. Deferment/cancellation of MT Internal Examination:

We explained, based on our letter dated 8.3.2019, how fixing the inter-se-seniority issue will become a major issue consequent to recruitment of only internal candidates, as the examination for external candidates is already on hold. Further seniority issues will arise when the Cadre Hierarchy is implemented. This will be like providing an opportunity for further court cases. We also pointed out the futility in eligible Executives appearing in the examination while they are already in higher scales. After prolonged discussions, GM (Pers) agreed to get our contentions examined.

3. Promotion to DGM (T) grade:

Since the time limit for raising any objections towards the circulated seniority list of DEs will expire shortly, we requested early action on holding DPC for promotion to DGM (T) grade. GM (Pers) agreed that action will be taken after disposing of objections if any, received.

4.Deputation to other Departments/PSUs:

We requested that restrictions on deputation of BSNL Executives to other departments/PSUs be removed and all those are willing to go on deputation should be allowed to go. GM (PERS) agreed to consider our request favourably.

14.03.2019:

Equivalance posts in CPSE with posts in Government for establishment of creamy layer criteria:

BSNL CO has as a general principle decided that all the Executive level posts in CPSEs i.e., Board level and below Board level Executives will be considered as "creamy layer".   View letter

14.03.2019:

Guidelines relating to company cost transfers:

BSNL CO has decided that inter-circle and intra circle transfers even beyond 3 years on request will be considered as at own cost of the employee, as a cost cutting measure, for a limited period of 6 months.   View letter

14.03.2019:

Transfer and postings in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

14.03.2019:

Transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

14.03.2019:

Transfer and postings in DGM (t) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in DGM (T) grade.   View orders

14.03.2019:

Tenure transfer in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of tenure transfer in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

14.03.2019:

Transfer and postings in DGM (F) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings/reallotment in DGM (F) grade.   View orders

13.03.2019:

Meeting with Addl. Secretary (DOT):

GS along with Com.V.K.Sharma CHQ Finance Secretary, met Additional Secretary, DoT today. The meeting was very brief as we had not taken prior appointment. We conveyed the frustration among BSNL employees due to non-payment of February salary till now and the growing perception that DoT is not doing anything to help BSNL out of the financial crisis. He informed us that DoT is in constant touch with BSNL Management, which has assured DoT that BSNL will be able to release salary payment before 20th March 2019 from its own resources. He wanted us to convey to the BSNL employees that this is a temporary thing and all efforts are being taken to ensure that this situation does not recur in the future. He said that the proposal for revival of BSNL will be considered in the ensuing Digital Communication Commission meeting, to ensure its viability. He added that DoT has to follow the prescribed procedures, for resolving the issues, including for allotment of 4G spectrum, which is with TRAI now. He also wanted us to categorically convey that DoT will never allow closure of BSNL. When we raised the issue of 3rd pay revision, he said that BSNL has to first overcome the present financial crisis and assured us that the pay revision will certainly be taken up at the appropriate time.

13.03.2019:

Awareness on CFA new initiatives:

BSNL CO has created a Bharat Fibre Demand Generation Portal to increase awareness and knowledge of BSNL employees about our products and services.   View letter

12.03.2019:

Meeting with General Manager (BFCI):

GS along with Com.Sanjay Vishnoi, AGS met GM (BFCI) today and requested early allotment of funds for salary. GM (BFCI) could not specify any date for releasing funds, as all depends on the daily cash flow from circles. He however said that he is monitoring the cashflow and is ensuring that the cash received is not utilised for other expenditures. Once the entire amount for disbursing salary to the remaining circles is available, funds will be released on the same day for all circles. We had general discussions about other possible sources of income in the near future.

12.03.2019:

General instructions with regard to joioning educational institutions outside normal office hours:

BSNL CO has issued general instructions with regard to joioning educational institutions outside normal office hours for pursuing higher qualification through correspondence/Distant learning/part time in respect of Executives/Non-Executives of BSNL.   View letter

08.03.2019:

CHQ writes to CMD requesting deferment/cancellation of MT recruitment examination:

'As recruitment of Management Trainee (External) has already been put on hold for indefinite period because of Letter No.74-1(1)/2018-Rectt dated 10.01.2019 issued by BSNL which stated that: - “Recruitment Process for MT (External) of Telecom Operation in BSNL has been put on hold till further intimation”, if examination is held only for internal candidates, then this may create a problem at the time of fixing of inter-se-seniority.'   Read More

07.03.2019:

CHQ writes to CMD on Delayed and piecemeal salary payment for the month of February 2019:

'We believe that BSNL Management is taking all efforts to release the salary to all left out circles on top priority and we earnestly request not to release the salary in piecemeal, in future.'   Read More

07.03.2019:

Transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued three orders of transfer and postings/cancellation of transfer in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

05.03.2019:

Meeting with OSD to MOSC and OSD to Secretary, DoT:

GS along with Com.Manoj Tiwedi, CHQ President TOA and Com.S.P.Sharma, GS BSNLWRU today met OSD to MOSC and OSD to Secretary, DoT separately on the issue of non-payment of salary for February 2019. Both of them informed us that DoT is monitoring the situation. They said that the Letter of Comfort will be issued shortly and hoped that the situation will improve and payment of salary will not be an issue from next month onwards.

05.03.2019:

Non-payment of salary for February - Meeting with GM (SR) and GM (BFCI):

GS and AGS Com.Sanjay Vishnoi met GM (SR) and GM (BFCI) today and discussed about non-payment of salary for February 2019. Both of them could only say that it all depends on cash flow in the coming days. GM (BFCI) said that all pending dues upto December 2018, including remittance towards Provident Fund, Insurance, Bank loans etc have been cleared with the available resources and February salary is delayed due to this. He hoped that the situation will ease if IT refund, which is due, is received shortly.

01.03.2019:

CHQ writes to Director HR on futility in calling for objections in seniority list of TES Group B circulated vide BSNL letters dated 7.8.2018 & 8.8.2018:

We would like to draw attention to the fact that the said BSNL letter dated 8.8.2018, under Para 2 has clearly mentioned that “The Hon’ble Supreme Court has upheld the Seniority List as per Rule-2016 in its Judgment dated 14.12.2017. The Hon’ble Supreme Court in its Judgment states “The Judgment of this Court in (2015) 12 SCC 360 (Supra) will be treated as final between the parties on the principle of seniority.” Hence, in compliance of the Hon’ble Supreme Court Judgment dated 21.02.2015 and 14.12.2017 in Civil Appeal No(s) 4389 of 2010 Union of India & Ors Vs. Sohan Lal Sayal & Ors and connected Cas, Seniority List of TES Group B executives has been recast on the basis of qualifying examination (Rule 206).”   Read More

01.03.2019:

Final seniority list in Senior Architect grade:

BSNL CO has circulated the final seniority list in Senior Architect grade as on 1.10.2018.   View letter

01.03.2019:

Promotion orders issued on 29.6.2018 in DE/AGM grade - Conclusion/Cease of promotion orders:

BSNL CO has decided that promotion orders, in respect of those who have not joined the promoted post till date, shall stand cancelled/ceased with immediate effect.   View letter

01.03.2019:

Holding of LICE for JTO (T) - different URL link for registration:

BSNL CO has circulated new URL link for registration which will remain live upto 25.03.2019.   View letter

28.02.2019:

Non-receipt of APAR of finance executives:

BSNL CO has circulated the list of 23 Finance Executives in respect of whom APARs upto 2016-17 have not yet been received despite several reminders.   View letter

27.02.2019:

CHQ submits its suggestions in respect of review of medical policy:

'BSNL may negotiate with Public Sector Insurance companies and Banks for providing the best insurance cover to BSNL employees for indoor and outdoor treatments. In this regard BSNL may call bids from all Public Sector Insurance companies and Banks and negotiation may be held with the L1 bidder. The best Group Medical Insurance Policy, which assures maximum possible insurance cover for both, indoor as well as outdoor treatments, with a special provision for increased cover in respect of critical illnesses, should be finalized. The policy should be available to BSNL retirees too.'   Read More

27.02.2019:

Appeal & advisory to all officers/executives of BSNL:

PGM (Pers) has appealed to all the officers/executives of BSNL to avoid approaching the Hon'ble Tribunals/Courts as far as possible with regard to matters of transfer and posting, promotion, seniority, other service matters etc.   View letter

27.02.2019:

Deduction of TDS on payment of encashment of half pay leave against shortfall of earned leave of 300 days on retirement:

BSNL CO has clarified that out of the total Half Pay leave credit at the time of retirement which are to be utilised for meeting the shortfall in Earned Leave for encashment at the time of retirement, the number of HPL credit as on 30.09.2000 may be utilised first and if there still remains some shortfall, the HPL of BSNL period may be utilised.   View letter

26.02.2019:

Promotion to AE (Arch) grade under seniority cum fitness quota - calling of VC:

BSNL CO has called for vigilance clearance in respect of 5 Executives under consideration for promotion to AE (Arch).   View letter

26.02.2019:

JTO LICE rescheduling of registration period:

BSNL CO has issued orders rescheduling the registration period for JTO LICE under 50% quota for VY 2017-18.   View orders

25.02.2019:

Transfer and postings in DGM (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in DGM (T) grade.   View orders

25.02.2019:

Transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

22.02.2019:

CHQ writes to Secretary DoE on Pension contribution by BSNL to the Government of India in respect of its employees permanently absorbed in BSNL:

We understand that the DoPT order dated 19.11.2009 limiting pension contribution to actual basic pay drawn, is a considered decision, based on the above principle and the fact that the VII CPC introduced Pay Matrix instead of the then existing Running Pay Band and Grade Pay system. For example, Grade Pay 1 to 5 comes under Pay Band 1 with Rs.5200-20200. As there is no possibility of any Government Servant on transfer to Foreign service to reach the maximum of the pay band, DoPT restricted the pension contribution to the actual pay drawn w.e.f. 1.1.2006, the date of implementation of Government decision on the recommendations of VII CPC. In BSNL too, due to availability of time bound financial upgradations every 4 to 5 years, no one will reach the maximum of his present pay scale. Therefore, following the DoPT OM dated 19.11.2009 in respect of BSNL absorbed employees drawing IDA pay scales, is justified legally as well as rationally.   Read More

22.02.2019:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

22.02.2019:

Transfer and postings in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

21.02.2019:

DoT commission seeks revenue assurance from BSNL, MTNL for revival support:

'The Digital Communications Commission (DCC) on Thursday asked loss-making telecom PSUs BSNL and MTNL to explain their turnaround strategy and give an assurance to achieve higher revenue for getting financial support, an official said.
Both state-run telecom firms have asked for permissions to monetise their land assets as well as the voluntary retirement scheme for employees on the Gujarat model. Under the Gujarat model, an amount equivalent to 35 days of salary for each completed year of service, and 25 days of salary for each year of service left till retirement is offered. The VRS scheme for BSNL and MTNL will have a revenue impact of Rs 6,365 crore and Rs 2,120 crore respectively. Both the companies have also sought spectrum for 4G services through equity infusion from the government.'   Read More

21.02.2019:

Provisional sequence list/provisional seniority list of eligible AGM for considering them for promotion to DGM (T) on adhoc basis:

BSNL CO has circulated the Provisional sequence list/provisional seniority list submitted to CAT, Chandigarh. In a parallel action in order to save time, it has called for objections, if any from all the stakeholders.   View list

21.02.2019:

BSNL improves network and subscribers give thumbs-up:

BSNL has emerged as best performing opertor by meeting all 5 KPIs benchmark in as many as 25 cities out of 49, where drive tests were conducted by TRAI, which is best among all other operators.   View Press Release

21.02.2019:

EPF rate of interest to be 8.65% for the year 2018-19:

Central Board of Trustees, EPF has recommended crediting of 8.65% rate of interest on Accumulations in the EPF Member’s Account for the year 2018-19.(PIB)

20.02.2019:

5G training for BSNL staff:

BSNL CO has decided that being a leading Telecom company, BSNL has to be ready with future technologies. As 5G is the technology which will completely transform the communication field in coming days, it was felt that these courses may be offered to BSNL teams in all Circles. Therefore, it has requested Circles to start utilising online certification programs for 5G technology for their selected officers.   View letter

20.02.2019:

Clarification on counting of past services of Ex-servicemen for reckoning 5 years of reglar service towards eligibility conditions of JTO LICE 2016-17:

BSNL CO has clarified that as per Schedule 11 of JTO (T) RR 2014, 7 years regular service in Group 'C' has already been reduced to 5 years residency period in the pay scale of 13600-25420. Therefore requests for counting of services of Ex-servicemen for counting their past services as eligibility towards appearing in LICE for JTO cannot be considered.   View letter

19.02.2019:

Rearrangement of reporting of Vigilance Officers of Circle/Units in BSNL:

BSNL CO has issued orders on re-arrangement of reporting of Vigilance Officers oof Circles/Units in BSNL, with immediate effect.   View letter

19.02.2019:

Applicability of GST while enforcement of bond agreement in respect of DR JAO:

BSNL CO has requested field units to ensure that GST is charged at the time of enforcement of Bond Agreement in respect of DR JAO at the rate prevalent at that time.   View letter

16.02.2019:

General Manager (SR) requests our response to the appeal letter issued by BSNL:

We were completely in dark about what is happening in respect of 3rd pay revision for BSNL employees, except that BSNL has reiterated its earlier proposal for pay revision with 15% fitment and left it to DoT take a call. We could not rely on the information provided by the recognised unions and associations now and then. One day they said that DoT agreed for 5%, but the next day they said they have rejected even 5%. Then they said that DoT offered 0% immediately and 5% later but they wanted 10%. Now they say 0% & 5% are agreeable if given in writing. Yesterday GM (SR) gave a ring to our GS and wanted to discuss the developments. He handed over the appeal letter published here and wanted to know whether we can give a letter that AIBSNLOA is not participating in the strike. We told him that although we are not a signatory to any of the strike notices, we will not give such a letter. Then he wanted our response to the information in the appeal that DoT is in favour of DA neutralisation on the basis of 3rd PRC scales as an immediate measure and further action for 5% fitment will be initiated thereafter. Immediately afterwards, the OBUA leaders available in the Head Quarters met and discussed the matter. We have doubts about whether DoT can on its own decide about DA neutralisation on the basis of 3rd PRC scales without concurrence from DPE/Cabinet, what are the modalities proposed and what will be its effect on pension revision. We also wanted to know if it will be possible for the present Government to approve 5% in the few days ramaining before notification of elections and the election code kicking in. Therefore we have requested a meeting with CMD and Secretary DoT, before conveying our response and a letter has been handed over on these lines yesterday itself.   View BSNL appeal   Read letter from OBUA

14.02.2019:

DoT finalising revival proposal, no shutdown - BSNL:

State-run BSNL on Thursday said government is in the final stage of drafting a revival proposal for the PSU and it would shortly be sent for the inter-ministerial panel for approval.

"Department of Telecom is in the process of finalising a proposal for revival of BSNL to be considered by the Digital Communications Commission (DCC) very soon. DoT would like to see a robust BSNL, duly strengthened and financially viable, dedicated to servicing the nation and playing an important role in the telecom sector", the PSU said in a statement.

The state carrier was responding to a media report on its closure pressurised by the mounting losses.

At present there is no proposal under consideration with the government for closure of BSNL. DoT recognises and values the inherent strengths of BSNL as a telecom services provider with huge infrastructure and reach, especially in rural areas, the PSU said.--IANS   View News report in Business Standard

13.02.2019:

CHQ writes to Prime Minister regarding BSNL being made victim of inaction and indifferent attitude of Department of Telecommunications – denial of pay revision to BSNL employees in the name of non-affordability :

'BSNL has been paying pension contribution in respect of employees absorbed from erstwhile DoT on the maximum of the pay scales, citing an irrelevant Fundamental Rule 116, which is meant for only those who are on deputation. DoT did not implement the DoP&T O.M. dated 19.11.2009, which allows payment of pension contribution on actual pay w.e.f. 1.1.2006. According to the Annual Report of BSNL for the year 2016-17 (Page 172 of the Report), the difference between these two methods of pension contribution payment up to 31 March 2017 is Rs. 595 crores, Rs. 644 crores up to 31 March 2016 and Rs. 776 crores up to 1 April 2015. These figures show that had BSNL been allowed to pay pension contribution on actual pay w.e.f.1.1.2007 (the effective date of second pay revision) in accordance with DoP&T OM dated 19.11.2009, and the excess payment made by BSNL from 1.1.2007 to 30.11.2011 and from 1.10.2014 to this date is refunded, BSNL will be able to implement its proposal for pay revision of its employees and executives with 15% fitment benefit without any financial constraints.'   Read More

12.02.2019:

Meeting with General Manager (SR):

GS met GM (SR) today and enquired above present status on various important issues. On pay revision, he said that BSNL has already replied to DoT reiterating its earlier proposal for pay revision with 15% fitment. It is now for the DoT to take a call on this. On pension contribution on actual pay, BSNL has clarified the points raised. Addressing our concern about the financial crisis wherein even GPF, Insurance and bank loan instalments deducted in salary have not been deposited with the concerned authorities, he said that arrangements are being made to get the amounts deposited soon. He added that the salary of February may be delayed by a few days. We have cautioned against such a situation being allowed, which will result in unwarranted backlash from the employees.

12.02.2019:

Meeting with General Manager (Pers):

GS met GM (Pers) today and requested early processing for JTO to SDE and DE to DGM seniority cum fitness promotions. GM (Pers) informed us that JTO to SDE promotion can be taken up only after getting direction from CAT Ernakulam. On DE to DGM promotion, he said that DE seniority list will be circulated shortly, in order to sort out disputes raised regarding seniority.

12.02.2019:

Seniority list of TES Group B circulated vide letter dated 7.8.2018 & 8.8.2018 AS PER Rule 206 - calling for objections / errors / omissions:

BSNL CO has issued a final call for raising objection/errors/omissions within 15 days.   View letter

12.02.2019:

Transfer and postings in DGM (F) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in DGM (F) grade.   View orders

11.02.2019:

AIBSNLOA Chennai Telephones holds its Circle Conference:

AIBSNLOA Chennai Telephones held its 4th Cicle Conference on 6.2.2019 in the same venue where the AIC was conducted. All the members were already delegates to the AIC and participated in the Circle Conference. Com.K.Rajasekaran, CHQ President Com.Rakesh Sethi, General Secretary, Com.P.Manoharan, AGS and Com.R.Stanislaus Mary, CHQ Organising Secretary addressed the meeting. After deliberations, new office bearers with Com.K.Mythili, CAO, Com.M.Vijayakumar, DE and Com.Karanam Suneetha, AO as President, Circle Secretary and Finance Secretary respectively were elected unanimously. CHQ congratulates the members and office bearers of Chennai Telephones Circle.   View list of new office bearers

09.02.2019:

BSNL Corporate Office addresses General Secretary AIBSNLOA regarding review of existing medical policy:

BSNL CO has constituted a committee to review the existing medical policy so as to make it sustainable irrespective of financial condition of the organisation and has called for suggestions for alternatives such as group mediclaim policy. All are requested to submit their views/suggestions to gsaibsnloa@gmail.com latest by 15th February 2019, to enable AIBSNLOA to finalise its response.   View letter

07.02.2019:

3rd ALL India Conference of AIBSNLOA ends with renewed enthusiasm and a clear message:

The 3rd All India Conference of AIBSNLOA commenced with flag hoisting event, Com.Rakesh Sethi, General Secretary hoisting the National Flag and Com.K.Rajasekaran, CHQ President hoisting the AIBSNLOA flag. After the morning delegates session on 5th February, which saw the CHQ office bearers on the dais, welcome address by Com.P.Duraisamy, Circle Secretary, Tamilnadu & Secretary, Reception Committee, introduction of delegates, a brief address by the President, address by the Circle Secretaries and a sum-up speech by the General Secretary and discussions on the General Secretaries Report.

A colourful open session was held in the evening, with sernior BSNL officers and leaders of sister associations occupying the dais. Com.M.Vijayakumar, Circle Secretary, Chennai Telephones & Convenor, Reception Committee welcomed the gathering. Com.K.Rajasekaran, President delivered the Presidential address. Com.Rakesh Sethi read out the Keynote Address. In contrast to the usual Open Session format, a BSNL customer Shri Ramesh C Kumar, Director, Indian Commerce and Industries was honoured in the Open Session. In his office premises a landline has been working ever since the year 1915, initially installed by Oriental Telephone Company, then maintained by P&T Department, then the Department of Telecom and now BSNL. This is the oldest landline connection working in Chennai city, in the same premises for more than 100 years, seeing four generations, although the number has changed many times from three digits to the present eight digits. In his speech Shri Ramesh C Kumar said that he intends to keep it in the family. Director (HR) Ms. Sujata Ray had sent her Greetings message and Director (CFA) Shri Vivek Banzal had sent his Video Message, expressing their inability to be physically present in the Conference, although they very much wanted to be with us. PGM (OP) Chennai Telephones Shri V.Senthilvasan, GM (Admn & HR) Tamilnadu Circle Shri D.Mohan, Former GS AIBSNLOA Com.V.P.Arya, GS TOA BSNL Com.Anil Kumar Tiwari, GS BTEU BSNL Com.R.C.Pandey, Joint Secretary AIGETOA Com.Sridhar, CS BEA BSNL Com.Karthikeyan, CHQ President of AIBSNLREA Com.V.Chinnapappiah and Chennai Secretary of AIBSNLREA Com.V.Sundararaman felicitated the Conference. Com.S.Ratnasubramanian Patron AIBSNLOA delivered Special Address. The Open Session ended with Vote of Thanks by Com.P.Duraisamy, CS, Tamilnadu Circle.

Later, discussions on GS report continued till late night. The session for second day started with music in the air, with Com.S.Periasamy, CWC Member from Tamilnadu and his friends rendering Hindi and Tamil songs. After adoption of GS report, large number of delegates participated in the discussions on important issues and expressed their views. Resolutions were later passed based on the discussions. The house unanimously approved increase in monthly subscription from Rs.50 to Rs.100 w.e.f. April 2019. Election to the new CHQ body was unanimous with Com.P.Ramachandran, CAO, Tamilnadu, Com.Rakesh Sethi, AGM, BSNL CO and Com.V.K.Sharma, AGM BSNL CO elected as President, General Secretary and Finance Secretary respectively.

Office bearers in the previous CHQ body who have demitted office - Com.P.Manoharan, Com.Swapan Bhattacharya, Com.R.Stanislaus Mary and Com.Ravi were then honoured. Com.K.Rajasekaran, who had declined re-election as President due to compelling personal grounds, was showered with affection, praise and honour by the entire house. He was then elected as Advisor to CHQ, along with Com.A.K.Pal, AGM, West Bengal State, Com.A.K.Sharma, AGM, UP (W) Circle and Com.O.P.Jat, AGM, Rajasthan Circle. Changes in the Advisory Body consequent to the sad demise of Com.P.K.Mohanty have been incorporated.

The 3rd AIC jointly hosted by Chennai Telephones and Tamilnadu Circle has been successful in all aspects, the pleasantly decorated Hall providing a relaxing ambience, a grand Open Session, lively discussions on all issues related to BSNL and BSNL Executives, thoughtful resolutions and induction of new faces in CHQ.

The Reception Committee led by Com.M.Vijayakumar, CS, Chennai Telephones and Com.P.Duraisamy, CS, Tamilnadu, under the able guidance of Com.K.Rajasekaran, CHQ President has planned and executed the goal of a grand Meeting and needs to be applauded for its great work. Special mention is required to be made about Com.R.Selvakumar, Com.K.Ganapathysubramanian, Com.P.Kannan, Com.A.Vijaybharathi and Com.V.Anbarasan who have done extraordinary work, toiling night and day prior to the meeting, during the meeting and after the meeting, offering transportation, accommodation, food and other help in time. But for the donations from the members of Chennai Telephones and Tamilnadu and huge donations to the extent of Rs.5000 each, from our former members, now retired, such a monumental task could not have been accomplished. CHQ conveys its hearfelt gratitude to all these comrades and feels proud of being their representative.

The 3rd All India Conference has concluded with sending a clear and strong message that AIBSNLOA will continue its journey in the less-trodden path and will continue to be the exponent of truth and logical solutions. The delegates are going back with renewed enthusiasm.   Read GS Report
  Read Keynote Address
  Read the Resolutions
  View the list of new office bearers Photographs will be uploaded later.

04.02.2019:

Transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

04.02.2019:

Transfer and postings in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

01.02.2019:

WELCOME RELIEF TO INDIVIDUAL TAX PAYERS IN INTERIM BUDGET:


1. Full Tax rebate upto Rs.5 lakh annual income after all deductions.
2.Standard deduction increased from Rs.40000 to Rs.50000
3. Exempt from notional tax on second self-occupied house
4.Ceiling Limit of TDS u/s 194A increased from Rs.10000 to Rs.40000
5.Ceiling Limit of TDS u/s 194I increased from Rs.180000 to Rs.240000
6. Capital tax Benefit u/s 54 increased from investment in one residential house to two residential houses.
7.Benefit u/s 80IB increased to one more year i.e. 2020
8.Benefit given to unsold inventory increased from one year to two years.
9. No change in present tax slabs. If taxable income exceeds (after deductions) Rs.5 lakhs, income above Rs.2.5 lakhs will be taxable as per present slabs.

31.01.2019:

Direct Recruitment of JTO Civil and Electrical from open market through gate score 2019:

BSNL CO has issued notification for recruiting 198 numbers of Graduate Engineers to the post of JTO (Civil) and JTO (Electrical) under Special Recruitment Drive for SC, ST & OBC from open market through GATE Score-2019.   View notification

30.01.2019:

DOT proposes 5% fitment benefit for pay revision:

In today's meeting between the Additional Secretary, DoT and the four recognised unions/associations, DoT is reported to have proposed 5% fitment for pay revision. It is learnt that the unions and associations have agreed to it. It is also learnt that VRS has been proposed along with pay revision.

30.01.2019:

Direct Recruitment of JAO through online examination 2017 - declaration of second merit list for left out vacancies:

BSNL CO has released the second merit list for left out vacancies in respect of Direct Recruit JAOs.   View letter

29.01.2019:

Shri Pravin Kumar Purwar, CMD MTNL to be the next CMD BSNL:

The Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) has selected Shri Pravin Kumar Purwar to take charge of a new role after present CMD Shri Anupam Shrivastava demits office in June, 2019. Shri Purwar is presently CMD MTNL and belongs to 1990 Batch of Indian P&T Accounts and Finance Service.

28.01.2019:

Management Trainee of Telecom Operations (Internal) Recruitment - Extension of last date for registration:

BSNL CO has extended the last date of online registration upto 8.2.2019.   View letter

25.01.2019:

DPE extends DoP&T OM on Reservation for economically weaker sections (EWS) in civil posts and services in the Government of India to all CENTRAL PUBLIC SECTOR ENTERPRISES:

In pursuance of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment O.M. dated 17.1.2019, DoP&T had notified that 10% reservation would be provided for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) in central government posts and services and would be effective in respect of all Direct Recruitment vacancies to be notified on or after 1.2.2019. DPE has circulated the DoP&T OM and requested all Ministries/Departments to advise all CPSEs to ensure 10% reservation for EWS.   View DPE OM

25.01.2019:

CHQ again writes to General Manager (FP) regarding improper reporting procedure for APAR in Finance wing of Tamilnadu Circle:

In our earlier letter we had pointed out that an Executive cannot be directed to report to another Executive of the same rank. The action of PGM (F) Tamilnadu Circle is against all norms and procedures and also is legally untenable.   Read More

24.01.2019:

HR integration of Finance wing of BSNL Corporate Office with Personnel wing:

BSNL CO has issued orders that all HR functions viz promotion, transfer/posting, court cases, grievances redressal etc of finance wing as being done by the SEA branch shall be henceforth executed by the Personnel Section.   View orders

21.01.2019:

Reservation for economically weaker sections (EWS) in civil posts and services in the Government of India:

In pursuance of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment O.M. dated 17.1.2019, DoP&T has notified that 10% reservation would be provided for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) in central government posts and services and would be effective in respect of all Direct Recruitment vacancies to be notified on or after 1.2.2019.   View DoP&T OM

17.01.2019:

Meeting with General Manager (SR):

GS met GM (SR) yesterday and enquired about the present status on the following issues:

1. Promotion from DE to DGM (T) grade:

Representations questioning non-circulation of the seniority list of DEs before conduct of DPC have been received and one such representation has been addressed to the National Commission of SC/ST and BSNL is considering publishing of the seniority list. We opined that once seniority list is published there is the possibility of claims and counter claims with filing of fresh court cases. We once again reiterated our request that the issue can be resolved by promoting all in the zone of consideration by upgrading sufficient number of posts to DGM (T) grade.

2.Third Pay revision of BSNL Executives:

We were informed that DoT has ruled out 15% fitment benefit in the present financial condition of BSNL and has asked BSNL to submit a fresh viable proposal.

3.Pension Contribution on actual pay:

GM (SR) said that Department of Expenditure has called for certain clarifications like effective date for proposed change, annual financial implication on the current and the proposed rates, justification for making DoP&T order meant for CDA pattern pay scale, applicable for IDA pattern, etc. DoT has inturn asked BSNL to clarify the points raised by DoE.

4. Pension Revision:

No change in the status.

5.Allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL:

DoE and Niti Aayog have expressed reservation against infusion of equity as proposed by BSNL, since in the present financial status, immediate return cannot be expected. However, the issue is likely to be discussed in the Digital Commission (previously Telecom Commission) meeting expected to be held in the first week of February.

6. Interim Report of IIM Ahmedabad:

BSNL has already submitted its proposals to DoT in respect of the recommendations viz. reduction in retirement age to 58, VRS to BSNL employees above the age of 50, facilitating 4G spectrum etc. All the issues are likely to be deliberated in the next Digital Commission meeting.

17.01.2019:

Appointment of DR JAO:

BSNL CO has issued orders appointing 22 DR JAOs on completion of pre-appointment training.   View orders

11.01.2019:

Holiday to be observed in BSNL offices in Telengana Telecom Circle on 15th January 2019 for Makar Sankranti:

BSNL CO has issued orders for observing holiday on 15th January 2019 in BSNL offices in Telengana Telecom Circle for Makar Sankaranti.   View orders

11.01.2019:

Promotion of stenographers to PA grade:

BSNL CO has issued clarifications with regard to seniority of promotees.   View letter

11.01.2019:

Tenure transfers in DGM (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued two orders of tenure transfers in DGM (T) grade.   View orders

11.01.2019:

Appointment to DR JAO grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders appointing 26 DR JAOs on completion of training.   View orders

10.01.2019:

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad submits is interim report on revival/restructuring of BSNL:

In its interim report, IIM Ahmedabad has made the following suggestions for revival/restructuring of BSNL:
1.Accelerate assets transfer from DoT.
2.Accelarate the operation of BSNL Tower Corporation Limited.
3.Create a separate Fibre Infrastructure Division.
4.Create a Project Division.
5. Facilitate 4G spectrum allocation for a limited 5 year period.
6. Organisational restructuring by Reduction of retirement age to 58 years, VRS scheme for all employees in the age group of 50 or more years, Including professionals in the Board of Directors, Implementing a performance-driven culture.
7. Provide contingent liquidity support for BSNL.
8. Postpone listing of BSNL for five years and
9. Create an independant Review Mechanism for assessing the efficacy of BSNL Board's decisions.   View the suggestions for revival   View the entire Interim Report

09.01.2019:

Transfer and postings in DGM (F) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in DGM (F) grade.   View orders

08.01.2019:

Revision of IDA w.e.f.1.1.2019:

BSNL CO has issued orders endorsing DPE orders revising IDA w.e.f. 1.1.2019 from 135.6% to 138.8%.   View orders

07.01.2019:

Provisional seniority list in Senior architect grade:

BSNL CO has circulated provisional seniority list in Senior Architect grade as on 1.10.2018.   View letter

07.01.2019:

Tenure transfer in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of tenure transfer in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

07.01.2019:

Tenure transfers in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of tenure transfers in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

05.01.2019:

Updates on promotion from DE/AGM grade to DGM (T) grade and JTO (T) to SDE (T) grade:

In the background of disputes again being raised in court and outside regarding the seniority list of DEs/AGMs submitted by the Management in Hon'ble CAT, Chandigarh which resulted in getting the stay vacated, GS wanted to meet Director (HR) on Thursday. But since Director (HR) was busy, she had advised GM (SR) to meet us. We explained the sequence of events in our knowledge and GM (SR) duly conveyed it to Director (HR). Yesterday we met GM (Pers) and requested for early issue of promotion orders to DGM (T) before any legal hurdle arises. We once again reiterated our stand that upgrading more posts to DGM (T) and promoting all in the seniority list submitted by BSNL to CAT will remove any heartburn and consequent legal issues. GM (Pers) informed us that the DPC process was in advanced stage and orders will be issued after resolving the issues raised by some associations. In respect of JTO (T) to SDE (T) promotion, we emphasized that promotion orders should be issued without further delay, since the JTOs recruited by BSNL and some recruited by DOT have been waiting for their first promotion for more than 18 years. GM (Pers) said that some issues are to be sorted out in this case also and assured that the needful will be done and promotion orders will be issued at the earliest possible time.

03.01.2019:

Revision of IDA w.e.f.1.1.2019:

DPE has issued orders revising IDA w.e.f. 1.1.2019 from 135.6% to 138.8%.   View orders

03.01.2019:

Tenure transfer in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of tenure transfer in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

31.12.2018:

Increase in IDA w.e.f. 1.1.2019:

According to calculations based on All India Consumer Price Index for Industrial workers for September 2018 (301), October 2018 (302) and November 2018 (302), IDA will increase w.e.f. 1.1.2019 by 3.2% from 135.6% to 138.8%.

28.12.2018:

Implementation of Hon'ble CAT Bangalore Judgment dated 3.9.2018:

BSNL CO has again circulated the gradation list dated 19.5.2017 of JAOs of 2010 batch and has requested circles to give vide publicity. If any discrepancies are intimated by concerned Executives, the same may be verified and compiled at Circle level, vetted by Circle IFA and forwarded.   View letter

28.12.2018:

Pending APAR of finance executives:

BSNL CO has circulated the list of 28 executives in respect of whom the APAR have not yet been received.   View letter

26.12.2018:

Looking after arrangement in SE (Civil) grade:

BSNL CO has called for VC for 7 executives for grant of promotion to SE (C) grade on looking after basis.   View letter

26.12.2018:

Transfer and postings in Executive Engineer (Civil) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in EE (C) grade.   View orders

24.12.2018:

List of Maharatna, Navratna and Miniratna CPSEs:

BSNL continues to find a place in the list of Miniratna CPSEs as on December 2018.   View lists

24.12.2018:

Revised annexure-a for Management trainee examination for internal candidates:

BSNL CO has circulated revised annexure in respect of essential qualification and experience for internal candidates of BSNL Management Trainee examination.   View letter

24.12.2018:

Transfer and postings in SDE (C) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in SDE (C) grade.   View orders

24.12.2018:

Pending data of screening committee report received from Telengana & Haryana circles:

BSNL CO has circulated the summary of pending SCR/APAR grading, VC details received from Telengana & Haryana circles.   View letters

21.12.2018:

Amendment to CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972:

Gazette Notification has been issued amending CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972, in respect of Government servants serving in a vacation department, Grant of Child Care Leave and Work Related Illness and Injury Leave (WRIIL).   View Gazette Notification

21.12.2018:

Pending data of screening committee report received from CTD, J&K, WTR and UP West circles:

BSNL CO has circulated the summary of pending SCR/APAR grading, VC details received from CTD, J&K, WTR and UP West circles.   View letters

20.12.2018:

Pending data of screening committee report received from Andhra Pradesh circle:

BSNL CO has circulated the summary of pending SCR/APAR grading, VC details received from Andhra Pradesh circle.   View letter

19.12.2018:

Pending data of screening committee report received from Rajasthan circle:

BSNL CO has circulated the summary of pending SCR/APAR grading, VC details received from Rajasthan circle.   View letter

18.12.2018:

PAN India agreement with taxi aggregator OLA:

BSNL CO has circulated the agreement with the Taxi Aggregator 'OLA'.   View letter

18.12.2018:

Direct relieving in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders directly relieving one executive through ERP.   View orders

18.12.2018:

Transfer and postings in JAO grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of temporary transfer and postings/extention in JAO grade.   View orders

17.12.2018:

CHQ writes to CMD regarding the situation arising out of disconnection of electricity services due to non-payment:

'For example, in Tamilnadu Circle, in the absence of any such understanding between BSNL and the Tamilnadu Electricity Board (TNEB), electricity has been disconnected for many exchanges and tower sites, affecting our mobile services and consequent loss of revenue. This may become a vicious cycle.'   Read More

17.12.2018:

CHQ writes to CMD conveying concern regarding amendment issued to RR 2005 of Rajbasha Adhikari:

'As per the DO letters of Secretary, Department of Official Language and letters issued by Department of Telecom, similarity is required to be maintained in the pay scale and designation of AD (OL) across all offices. But BSNL has changed the designation of AD(OL)/ Rajbhasha Adhikari to Sub Divisional Engineer (OL), and also the mode of promotion to higher post i.e. Rajbhasha Adhikari. Copies of the letters cited under reference are enclosed herewith for ready reference.'   Read More

17.12.2018:

CHQ again writes to CMD for creation of additional DGM (T) posts:

'We therefore request you to kindly cause upgrading sufficient number of posts to DGM (T) grade. In addition, Man Month posts in DGM (T) grade can be created for NFS and NOFN projects, so that all the executives promoted as DEs in the years 2013 and 2014 can get their promotion as DGM.'   Read More

17.12.2018:

Pending data of screening committee report received from Karnataka and MP circles:

BSNL CO has circulated the summary of pending SCR/APAR grading, VC details received from Karnataka and MP circles.   View orders

17.12.2018:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

17.12.2018:

Transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

14.12.2018:

Direct relieving SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders directly relieving 23 SDEs (T) through ERP.   View orders

13.12.2018:

Appointment of DR JAO:

BSNL CO has issued orders appointing 24 DR JAOs on completion of pre-appointment training.   View orders

13.12.2018:

Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade - retention:

BSNL CO has issued orders retaining one executive in the present circle till 31.12.2018.   View orders

12.12.2018:

Re-instating of Finance Personnel relieved ond not yet joined on posting on promotion from AO to CAO:

BSNL CO has requested Haryana Telecom Circle to cancel the relieving order and allow the executive to join in the circle in the substantive capacity i.e. AO, in view of the status quo orders from CAT Chandigarh.   View letter

12.12.2018:

Transfer and postings in AO/Sr.AO grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of trasnfer and postings/cancellation in AO/Sr.AO grade.   View orders

12.12.2018:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade.:

BSNL CO has issued orders of tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

12.12.2018:

Recruitment of Management Trainee (Telecom Operations) in BSNL from internal candidates:

BSNL CO has notified recruitment of Management Trainee (Telecom Operations) in BSNL from internal candidates, with online registration starting on 26.12.2018.   View Notification

11.12.2018:

Temporary Transfer and postings in JAO grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of temporary transfer and re-allotment in JAO grade.   View orders

10.12.2018:

Procedure for booking air tickets on LTC:

DoP&T has issued instructions for strict compliance of the procedure that whenever a Government Servant claims LTC by air, he/she is required to book the air tickets directly from the airlines or by utilising the services of the authorised travel agents.   View DoP&T OM

10.12.2018:

Transfer and posting in DE /AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

07.12.2018:

Promotion from AO to CAO grade - court orders status quo:

BSNL CO has circulated the CAT Chandigarh order directing to maintain status quo.   View letter

07.12.2018:

Pending data of screening committee report:

BSNL CO has circulated the pending data of screening committee reports received from Jharkhand, HP, Punjab and West Bengal circles.   View letters

07.12.2018:

Final seniority list in SDE/AE (Arch) grade as on 1.10.2018:

BSNL CO has circulated the final seniority list in SDE/AE (Arch) grade.   View list

07.12.2018:

Direct relieving in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders directly relieving 12 executives on transfer through ERP.   View orders

06.12.2018:

Appointment of DR Junior Accounts Officers:

BSNL CO has issued orders appointing 99 DR JAOs on completion of pre-appointment training.   View orders

05.12.2018:

Amendment to Fundamental Rules:

DoP&T has issued amendment to Fundamental Rules, substituting FR 22 (I)(a)(1).   View amendment

05.12.2018:

Record of discussions with MOSC:

BSNL CO has released the Record of Discussions AUAB had with MOSC on 3rd December 2018.   View letter

05.12.2018:

Posting of additional JAO in circles:

BSNL CO has intimated that at present there is no proposal to appoint JAOs in BSNL and has requested the circles to manage the works with the existing manpower inter-changeably.   View letter

04.12.2018:

Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

04.12.2018:

Printing of diary by circles:

BSNL CO has revised its earlier decision on the request of unions/associations and has allowed the circles to get their diaries printed on need basis.   View orders

03.12.2018:

AUAB defers strike till further intimation:

After their meeting with Minister of State for Communications, the nine unions and associations under the name All Unions and Associations of BSNL have defered the strike till further intimation, as they feel that some more time should be given to the DOT and BSNL Management to sort out the issue of pay revision.   View AUAB letter

03.12.2018:

Proforma promotion in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of proforma promotion in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

03.12.2018:

Inter-circle transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of inter-circle transfers in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

02.12.2018:

Deferment of proposed strike from 3.12.2018 by AUAB:

BSNL CO has circulated a DOT communication on the meeting with representatives of nine unions and associations of BSNL and letter of AUAB defering the strike.   View letter

02.12.2018:

On strike call by All Unions and associations of BSNL:

The Lucknow CWC of AIBSNLOA had anticipated the necessity of a strike on pay revision issue and had resolved to be part of a 'joint strike' and directed General Secretary to hold discussions with other unions and associations in this direction. GS acted on these lines and when the AUAB gave call for an agitational programme on the issue, the matter was discussed in OBUA and it was decided to extend support to the programme, thereby expressing our intent to be part of a joint strike. But the AUAB appears to think that they are omnipotent and there is no need for a joint strike with other unions and associations. May be the AUAB wants to be the sole owners of pay revision if and when it is achieved and do not want to share the success with anyone else. This attitude alienated even the unions and associations which were signatories to the two days strike last year. Also, no request for joining the strike has been received either orally or through mail till now by AIBSNLOA. WE STILL BELIEVE THAT THIS STRIKE IS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY AND ARE WILLING TO PARTICIPATE. But the AUAB's reluctance to take all together and its domineering attitude is standing in the way. Anyway, we extend our moral support, for now.

30.11.2018:

Holding of third all india conference of aibsnloa:

The third All India Conference of AIBSNLOA will be held at Chennai on 5th and 6th February 2019. Reception Committee has already been formed jointly by Tamilnadu and Chennai Telephones Circles. Formal notification will be issued shortly. Circle Secretaries are requested to take action for planning and booking journey tickets for the delegates in advance.

30.11.2018:

Holding of LICE for promotion to JTO (T) under 50% quota:

BSNL CO has rescheduled the registration period for the LICE to be held on 20.1.2019.   View letter

30.11.2018:

Pending data of Screening Committee reports:

BSNL CO has asked Gujarat and WTR circles to forward the screening committee report as well as other pending data as per details in Annexure I & II on or before 7.12.2018.   View letter

30.11.2018:

Transfer and posting in SDE (C) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and posting in SDE (C) grade.   View orders

29.11.2018:

Appointment of DR Junior Accounts Officers:

BSNL CO has issued orders appointing 52 DR JAOs on completion of pre-appointment training.   View orders

29.11.2018:

Tenure Transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued four orders of tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

28.11.2018:

Transfer and posting in SDE (E) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and posting in SDE (E) grade.   View orders

27.11.2018:

Grant of transport allowance on grant of time bound financial upgradation of scle of executives fromm E2 to E3 scale under EPP:

BSNL CO has clarified that payment of transport allowance of E3 scale is to be paid from the due date of upgradation to the scale of Rs.24900-50500, irrespective of the date for which option for pay fixation has been exercised by the executive.   View clarification

27.11.2018:

Tenure Transfer in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of tenure transfer in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

26.11.2018:

Organisation of BSNL Unions and Associations decides week-long programme on implementation of 3rd pay revision and other issues:

Leaders of Organisation of BSNL Unions and Associations met on 16.11.2018 in the background of developments in respect of implementation of 3rd Pay revision for BSNL employees following DoT's letter rejecting BSNL proposals for pay revision and decided to observe a week-long agitational programme by wearing Black badges and lighting of candle in the evening in front of BSNL Corporate Office from 26.11.2018 to 30.11.2018 and Lunch hour demonstration in Circle and Corporate offices on 1.12.2018. A letter to this effect has been issued on 20.11.2018. A similarly worded letter has been separately issued by FNTO and two other unions/associations. Circle Secretarires are requested to co-ordinate with other constituents of OBUA and FNTO and explain the developments during the Lunch Hour demonstration/Gate meeting. Further course of action will be decided on 1.12.2018.   Read More

26.11.2018:

Promotion and postings in DGM (F) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of promotion and postings in DGM (F) grade. Congratulations to all those who have been promoted. A few transfer and postings also have been ordered.   View orders

26.11.2018:

Tenure Transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

21.11.2018:

Promotion and postings in CAO grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of promotion and postings in CAO grade. Congratulations to all those who have been promoted.   View orders

20.11.2018:

Restructuring and re-distribution of Hindi cadre posts in BSNL:

BSNL CO has issued orders conveying the decision of the Management Committee to abolish 37 posts of Rajbasha Adhikari, introducing JTO (OL) at E1 level, creating 117 posts of JTO (OL) on matching savings basis and abolishing 142 posts of JHT to match financial implication.   View orders

20.11.2018:

Printing of calendars and diaries for the year 2019:

BSNL CO has decided against printing diaries for the year 2019 for its office as an auesterity measure in view of the financial constraints.   View orders

20.11.2018:

Tenure transfer in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of tenure transfer in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

19.11.2018:

Promotion of Government servants found fit by review DPC after retirement — procedure and guidelines to be followed:

DoP&T has laid down the procedure be followed on Promotion of Government servants found fit by review DPC after retirement.   View DoP&T OM

15.11.2018:

Discrepancies observed in the data submitted for preparation of All India Eligibility list of JTO:

BSNL CO has circulated the list of data discrepancies and a summary of pending screening committee reports.   View orders

15.11.2018:

Outstanding claims pending in respect of medical bills:

BSNL CO has asked circles to furnish detailed report hospital-wise of outstanding amount pending for payment and detailed report on medical claims preferred by retired employees pending for payment as on date.   View letter

15.11.2018:

Proforma promotion from SDE (T) to DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of proforma promotion from SDE (T) to DE/AGM grade.   View orders

15.11.2018:

Tenure transfer in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of tenure transfer in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

13.11.2018:

Transfer and postings in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

13.11.2018:

Transfer and postings in DGM (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in DGM (T) grade.   View orders

13.11.2018:

Amendment in schedule ID of BSNL MSRR 2009:

BSNL CO has issued amendment in Schedule ID of BSNL MS RR 200, removing difference in eligibility service of executives covered by Schedule ID (5 years) and those covered by Schedules IA, IB and IC (4 years each), in promotion to Addl. GM grade.   View orders

13.11.2018:

Transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders revising the posting in respect of one executive.   View orders

13.11.2018:

Guidelines for forwarding of application of BSNL employees for outside direct employment:

In order to maintain uniformity across the organisation in this matter, BSNL CO has issued instructions with the approval of the competent authority.   View guidelines

13.11.2018:

Tenure transfer in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of tenure transfer in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

09.11.2018:

BSNL seeks to deploy Indian Avionics Network:

'State-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has sought government approval to set up the Indian Avionics Network (IAN) with as much as 500 base trans-receiver stations (BTS) much needed to offer in-flight connectivity (IFC) to air passengers.'   Read More

09.11.2018:

Cabinet clears extension of ITI quota for procurement by BSNL, MTNL, BBNL:

'The Cabinet on Thursday approved continuation of quota for state-owned ITI Ltd in procurement made by three telecom firms -- BSNL, MTNL and BBNL.'   Read More

03.11.2018:

Information regarding implementation of PCAT Delhi order in OA 1282 of 2010:

BSNL CO has asked circles to intimate whether arrears on pay fixation under FR 22 (1)(a)(i) has been paid to the applicants or not, as the contempt petition is coming for hearing on 30.11.2018.   View letter

03.11.2018:

Direct Relieving in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders directly relieving 11 SDEs (T) through ERP.   View orders

03.11.2018:

Non-receipt of APAR in Telecom Finance:

BSNL CO has circulated the list of 36 Telecom Finance Executives whose APAR are yet to be received in BSNL CO.   View list

03.11.2018:

Transfer and postings in AO/SR.AO grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings/cancellation/reallotment in AO/Sr.AO grade.   View orders

03.11.2018:

Transfer and postings in JAO grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings/reallotment in JAO grade.   View orders

01.11.2018:

Acceptance of declining of promotion to DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders accepting declining of promotion to DE/AGM grade by two executives.   View orders

01.11.2018:

Promotion and postings in AO grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders promoting five JAOs to AO grade.   View orders

01.11.2018:

Transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued three orders of transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

30.10.2018:

Organisation of BSNL Unions and Associations (OBUA) writes to Secretary, DoT and CMD BSNL on Extension of solidarity and support to the agitation protesting against delay in implementation Of 3rd Pay revision for BSNL employees & other issues:

The meeting of the OBUA held on 29.10.2018, therefore has decided to extend solidarity and support to the call for agitational programme already announced by another forum of BSNL Unions and Associations, protesting against the delay in settlement of the above issues.   Read More

30.10.2018:

Transfer and posting in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and posting in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

30.10.2018:

Clarification regarding preparation of circle gradation list/all india eligibility list in the cadre of JTO (T):

BSNL CO has clarified that as per JTO (T) RR 2014, vacancy year shall be the criteria for preparation of Gradation list/All India Eligibility list amond departmental promotees through LICE and direct recruitee JTOs throurh open market.   View letter

29.10.2018:

Organisation of BSNL Unions and Associations decides to extend solidarity and support to the agitational programmes protesting against delay in 3rd pay revision for BSNL employees & other issues:

Leaders of Organisation of BSNL Unions and Associations (OBUA) met today and discussed the developments taking place on 3rd pay revision, pension contribution on actual pay, simultaneous pension revision, allotment of 4G spectrum for BSNL and other issues. OBUA has been pursuing all these issues with concerned officers in DoT and DPE and has been seeking intervention by MOSC and PM. The meeting expressed concern over the undue delay by DoT in submitting the Cabinet Note for relaxing the affordability clause as advised by DPE and the lackadaisical approach by DoT on the other issues. The meeting decided to extend solidarity and support to the agitational programme announced by the other forum of BSNL Unions and Associations. A letter to DOT & BSNL conveying our solidarity and support is being issued. We call upon our members to join the protests, starting with Dharna on 30.10.2018. Circle Secretaries are requested to co-ordinate with other constituents of OBUA while joining the protests.

29.10.2018:

Amendment/modifications in Rajbasha Adhikari Recruitment Rules 2005:

Consequent to upgradation of pay scale of Rajbasha Adhikari, BSNL CO has issued orders amending the Rajbasha Adhikari Recruitment Rulles 2005.   View letter

29.10.2018:

Upgradation of pay scale of Rajbasha Adhikari (ADOL) from E1 to E2:

Finally BSNL CO has issued orders upgrading the pay scale of Rajbasha Adhikari from E1 to E2 based on the approval given by DoT on 26.6.2018.   View orders

29.10.2018:

Transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued two orders of transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

28.10.2018:

CHQ again writes to Director (HR) on extension of benefits to departmental officials selected against direct recruit quota who had applied through proper channel - option for fixation of pay in revised scale on date of promotion:

'We, therefore, request that the issue may be re-examined and necessary direction for withdrawal of the clarification issued vide BSNL letter dated 28.3.2012 may be issued. Further clarification may be issued to field units to fix the pay of departmental outsider JTO in accorrdance to FR 22 (I)(a)(1).   Read More

28.10.2018:

Stepping up of pay-Consolidated guidelines:

Consequent upon implementation of CCS(RP)Rules, 2016, DoP&T has issued consolidated guidelines on Stepping up of pay.   View DoP&T OM

26.10.2018:

Appointment of JAO on probation under DR quota:

BSNL CO has issued orders appointing 190 JAOs under DR quota on completion of pre-appointment training.   View orders

26.10.2018:

Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

26.10.2018:

Transfer and posting in SDE (T) grade - modification:

BSNL CO has issued orders modifying the posting in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

25.10.2018:

Representations/court cases for grant of status of DoT employee absorbed in BSNL and to get the benefits under Rule 37A of CCS (Pension) Rules 1972:

BSNL CO has asked the circles to issue common reply on the basis of the inputs in this letter for disposal of representations and defending court cases filed by officials appointed as TTA against advertisement dated 22.7.2000 but examination held on 18th and 19th November 2000.   View letter

25.10.2018:

Tenure transers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued two orders of tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

25.10.2018:

Provisonal seniority list of regular SDE/AE (arch):

BSNL CO has circulated the provisional seniority lists of regular SDE/AE (Arch) as on 1.10.2018.   View lists

25.10.2018:

Non-receipt of APAR for consideration for promotion to DGM (T) grade:

Circle and District Secretaries are requested to ensure that the APAR of the executives in the list enclosed are sent without further delay.   View list

24.10.2018:

Admissibility of SPORTS (Society for Promotion of Nature Tourism and Sports) tour package to Lakshadweep Islands on ships operated by Lakshadweep Administration on LTC:

DoP&T has issued orders allowing the tour pacakages conducted by SPORTS to Lakshadweep Islands on the ships owned and operated by Lakshadweep Administration for the purpose of LTC journey subject to three conditions.   View DoP&T orders

24.10.2018:

Discrepancies observed in the data submitted for preparation of ALL India Eligibility List of JTOs:

BSNL CO has asked circles to correct data discrepancies and to send pending data of screening committee report by 5.11.2018.   View letter

23.10.2018:

Non-receipt of APAR of Finance Executives:

BSNL CO has circulated the names of 42 finance executives in respect of whom APAR is yet to be received.   View list

23.10.2018:

Additional result against vacancies for DR JAO 2017:

SEA section of BSNL CO has addressed GM (Rect) BSNL CO regarding release of additional result against vacancies for DR JAO 2017.   View letter

22.10.2018:

Meeting with Director (PSU), DoT:

Today GS along with Shri S.P. Sharma GS BSNL WRU met Shri Pawan Gupta Director (PSU) DoT and enquired about the status of cabinet note for relaxation of affordability clause for implementation of 3rd PRC recommendation in BSNL. Director (PSU) DoT informed us that DoT Finance had earlier raised some points and DoT had written to BSNL for clarifying the points raised by DoT Finance. The clarification submitted by BSNL is being examined by DoT Finance. After clearance by DoT Finance, the cabinet note will be sent to all the concerned Ministries for their comments. Director (PSU), DoT assured us that all efforts are being taken for implementing 3rd pay revision in the coming months, but the main concern is the 22% fall in revenue in 2017-18 when compared to the revenue of 2016-17. In the present financial year also BSNL revenue has been coming down and this may be a stumbling block in getting cabinet approval.

21.10.2018:

CHQ writes to CMD requesting disclosure of the EPP Amendment & Recruitment Rules 2017 which has been approved in-principle by BSNL Board:

'Since all associations were given an opportunity to convey their views and comments over the proposals before finalisation, we feel that the associations are to be kept informed about the details of the in-principle approved rules, before its formal notification.'   Read More

19.10.2018:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

19.10.2018:

Transfer and posting in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and posting in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

17.10.2018:

Meeting with General Manager (Restg):

GS met GM (Restg) today and discussed about improper reporting procedure for APAR in Finance wing Tamilnadu Circle and requested him to issue directions on the issue. He assured us that he will take necessary on our letter. We also discussed about BSNL's HR plan. He told us that a committee comprising GM(Restg), GM(Pers), GM(Establishment) and GM(FP) has been formed for finalisation of HR plan. Shri S.S.Agarwal, PGM (EB-II) is the Chairman of the committee.

17.10.2018:

Promotion to DGM (T) grade:

Next date of hearing is 29.10.2018. As per the information available, APAR of about 170 DEs is still not complete. List has already been forwarded to the circles. All are requested to complete their APAR, if not done already.

17.10.2018:

Provisional seniority list in Architecht grade:

BSNL CO has circulated the provisional seniority list in Architect grade.   View list

17.10.2018:

BSNL Recognition of Executive Association Rules - Clarifications:

BSNL CO has issued clarifications to BSNL Recognition of Executive Association Rules.   View clarifications

17.10.2018:

Transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

16.10.2018:

CHQ writes to General Manager (Pers) and General Manager (Restg) on improper reporting procedure for APAR in Finance wing of Tamilnadu Circle:

'We are constrained to bring to your kind notice, the improper reporting procedure being followed for APAR in Finance wing of Tamilnadu Circle, wherein a DGM (F) & IFA of SSA acts as Reporting Officer for a Regular DGM holding the portfolio of Telecom Revenue, for immediate intervention and corrective action.'   Read More

16.10.2018:

Interest rate for GPF:

Department of Expenditure has announced that accumulations to GPF shall carry interest rate of 8% w.e.f 1st October 2018 to 31st December 2018.   View DOE resolution

16.10.2018:

Notification of LICE for promotion to PA grade:

BSNL CO has issued notification for holding of LICE for promotion to PA grade.   View notification

16.10.2018:

Transfer and postings in SDE (C) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in SDE (C) grade.   View orders

16.10.2018:

Transfer and postings in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

15.10.2018:

BSNLMRS - clarification on dependency of parents of BSNL employees:

BSNL CO has reiterated that parents with monthly income beyond specified amount are not considered as dependants.   View letter

15.10.2018:

BSNLMRS clarification on reimbursement of expenditure incurred on daycare procedures:

BSNL CO has clarified that status quo may be maintained for now on daycare procedures.   View letter

14.10.2018:

Transfer and postings in DGM (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued two orders of transfer and postings in DGM (T) grade.   View orders

11.10.2018:

Guidelines for handling complaints in Ministries/Departments:

DoP&T has issued instructions reiterating its earlier guidelines for handling anonymous/pseudonymous complaints.   View DoP&T OM

11.10.2018:

Transfer and postings in JAO grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings/reallotment/extension of temporary transfer in JAO grade.   View orders

09.10.2018:

Exemption from the routine exercise of transfer/rotational transfer:

Dop&T has issued instructions in supersession of its earlier OMs with regard to the eligibility for seeking exemption from routine exercise of transfer/rotational transfer for care-givers.   View DoP&T OM

09.10.2018:

Revised IDA rate w.e.f. 1.10.2018:

BSNL CO has endorsed DPE orders revising IDA w.e.f. 1.10.2018 from 128% to 135.6%.   View orders

08.10.2018:

Tenure transfer in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of tenure transfer in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

05.10.2018:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued two orders of tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

05.10.2018:

Regular promotion to SDE (T) grade - forgoing of promotion:

BSNL CO has issued two orders accepting requests for forgoing of promotion to SDE (T) grade.   View orders

05.10.2018:

Appointment of JAO on probation under DR quota:

BSNL CO has issued orders appointing 69 candidates as JAO under DR quota after successfull completion of 11 weeks pre-appointment training.   View orders

05.10.2018:

Soft tenure clarification in transfer policy:

BSNL CO has clarified that soft tenure intra circle transfers also be avoided after 57 years of age in respect of officers upto STS level.   View orders

05.10.2018:

Acceptance of resignation of BSNL recruited employees:

BSNL CO has clarified that in case where BSNL recruited employees wants to leave BSNL either without assigning any reason or applies for a post in another organisation through proper channel and on selection is required to leave should be asked to submit his resignation and in such cases technical resignation should not be accepted.   View letter

05.10.2018:

Inter-circle transfer in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of inter-circle transfer in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

04.10.2018:

Revision of IDA w.e.f.1.10.2018:

DPE has issued orders revising IDA w.e.f. 1.10.2018 from 128% to 135.6%.   View orders

03.10.2018:

Outsourcing of operation and maintenance activities of passive infra along with sales and marketing of BSNL non-co-lacated BTS sites:

BSNL CO has decided to outsource the O&M activities of passive infra along with S&M of BSNL non-co-located BTS sites [a total of 30287 sites throughout the country] and has issued Advance Work Orders to various private companies and ITI Ltd.   View letter

03.10.2018:

Transfer and postings in AO/SR.AO grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings/reallotment/cancellation in AO/Sr.AO grade.   View orders

03.10.2018:

Additional information w.r.t all departmental Junior Telecom Officers who were recruited/promoted during 1995 to 2000:

BSNL CO has issued called for additional information in prescribed format so as to defend Contempt Petition in CAT Ernakulam.   View letter

03.10.2018:

Transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade - Modifications:

BSNL CO has issued orders modifying the circle of posting in respect of three executives.   View orders

01.10.2018:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued four orders of tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

28.09.2018:

Increase in IDA w.e.f. 1.10.2018:

According to calculations based on All India Consumer Price Index for Industrial workers for June 2018 (291), July 2018 (301) and August 2018 (301), IDA will increase w.e.f. 1.10.2018 by 7.6% from 128% to 135.6%.

28.09.2018:

Preparation of all india eligibility list of JTO - discrepancies observed:

BSNL CO has circulated the list of JTOs in whose case discrepancies were found in respect of HRMS No./Category/Training marks/Attempt/DOA/DOP/DOJ and has requested the circles to rectify them by 4.10.2018.   View letter

28.09.2018:

Rotation of staff posted in vigilance sections of circles and SSA:

BSNL CO has reiterated that Circle Heads should ensure that no officers in vigilance section is staying for more than the prescribed period under the guidelines.   View letter

28.09.2018:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

28.09.2018:

Transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued three orders of transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

26.09.2018:

Guidelines on RDA against retired officers of BSNL:

In view of the limitation that Regular Departmental Action cannot be initiated against retired officers after lapse of 4 years from the date of misconduct, CVO BSNL has requested that such cases are required to be dealt with on priority basis.   View letter

26.09.2018:

Non-receipt of APAR of Finance Executives upto 2016-17:

BSNL CO has circulated the list of 44 executives in respect of whom APARs upto 2016-17 are yet to be received.   View list

26.09.2018:

Direct relieving by BSNL Corporate Office:

BSNL CO has issued orders directly relieving one SDE (T) through ERP.   View orders

25.09.2018:

A brief report on CWC Meeting held at Lucknow:

The CWC meeting of AIBSNLOA was held in city of Nawab Lucknow at Hotel Galaxy International in a very grand manner. CWC meeting was attended by all the CSs, CPs and CWC members. AIBSNLOA UP (East) Circle has hosted the Central Working Committee Meeting of AIBSNLOA at Lucknow on 21st and 22nd September 2018, marking another milestone in the history of AIBSNLOA. Comrades of UP(East) Circle led by Circle President Com R.P. Singh & Circle Secretary Com. D.C. Gupta, assisted by Com. K.C. Tripathi FS & Com. K. C. Yadav, VP, Com. Gautam and guided by Com. P. C. Rastogi AGS, AIBSNLOA, had made excellent arrangements for the meeting.

Meeting commenced with Flag hosting and lighting of lamp by Com. President and Com. GS. Com. K. Rajasekaran, CHQ President, in his opening remarks laid the roadmap touching all the important issues pertaining to BSNL Executives and appealed to all the CWC members for active participation in deliberations and making this CWC meeting successful. After opening remarks by Com. President, UP (E) President and CS welcomed the participants. Speaker after speaker exposed the failure of the so called Majority and support Executive Associations which have belied the expectations of those who had voted for them. The two associations, which are now formally recognised as Majority and Support associations but were enjoying facilities and patronage of Management for nearly 12 years since the year 2004, were in for criticism for their inability to settle vital issues viz. replacement of E1A and E2A scales by E2 and E3 pay scales, CPSU Cadre Hierarchy & Implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL and for their role in making the simple issues more complex by taking different stands at different points of time. The meeting reiterated and approved the stand taken by AIBSNLOA on these issues and urged the CHQ to pursue these issues relentlessly.

General Secretary, in his speech explained how AIBSNLOA has effectively played its role after membership verification, remaining the third association in membership. He narrated how majority associations failed to resolve any issue but AIBSNLOA has succeeded in resolving various issues related to promotions in various cadres, settlement of individual grievances of its members, Financial up-gradation up to E6 scale to DGM (Adhoc), role of AIBSNLOA in revision of pay scale of ADOL, superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited employees etc.

The General Secretary report received unanimous approval of the meeting. Based on the views expressed by the participants during the lively deliberations, many resolutions were passed unanimously. It was decided to hold the next AIC in Chennai jointly hosted by Chennai Telephones and Tamilnadu circles.   Read General Secretary Report   View the Resolutions   View reporting in Print Media

25.09.2018:

Time bound/Non Functional upgradation under EPP/BSNL MSRR - impact of disciplinary cases of Major penalty/vigilance cases erupted after due date for upgradation:

BSNL CO has issued orders, expanding its clarification dated 20.9.2012 to cover cases of Major Penalty as well for processing of upgradation. AIBSNLOA had taken up this issue on 26.10.2012 pointing out that "No judgment of any Court has advised such discrimination/differentiation between minor and major penalty cases emanating after the due date."   View AIBSNLOA letter   View BSNL letter

25.09.2018:

Current VC and SCR of JTO appointed/promoted upto RY 2008:

BSNL CO has intimated the status of receipt of SCR & VC from circles as on 20.9.2018, requesting submission positively by 5.10.2018.   View letter

25.09.2018:

Tenure transfer in DE/AGM grade - retention:

BSNL CO has issued orders retaining one executive upto 31.3.2019.   View orders

25.09.2018:

Tenure transfers of Executives:

BSNL CO has issued orders of tenure transfers in DE/AGM and SDE (T) grade.   View orders

21.09.2018:

Lending facility for BSNL employees:

BSNL has entered into an agreement with M/s One Mobikwik Solutions Pvt Ltd which has proposed to lend loan to BSNL employees up to Rs.60,000.   View letter

21.09.2018:

Direct Recruitment of JTO (Civil/Electrical) through GATE score 2019 under SRD:

BSNL CO has issued indicative advertisement for Direct Recruitment of approx 198 posts of JTO (Civil/Electrical) through GATE score 2019 under Special Recruitment Drive.   View letter

21.09.2018:

Appointment of JAO on probation under DR quota:

BSNL CO has issued orders of Appointment of JAOs on probation under DR quota.   View orders

21.09.2018:

Transfer and postings in EE (Civil) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in EE (Civil) grade.   View orders

21.09.2018:

Inter-circle transfer in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of inter-circle transfer in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

20.09.2018:

Relaxation to travel by air to visit North East Region, Jammu & Kashmir and Andaman & Nocobar -extension beyond 25.9.2018:

DoP&T has issued orders extending the relaxation to travel by air to the above regions for a further period of two years w.e.f. 26th September 2018 to 25th September 2020.   View DoP&T orders

19.09.2018:

Promotion from JTO (T) to SDE (T) under competitive quota on the basis of LDCE held on 04.03.2012 - Case of officers already working as SDE under seniority promotion quota and qualified in competitive quota:

BSNL CO has called for vigilance clearance, current as well as on the date of declaration of result i.e 28.6.2013, in respect of the above officers.   View letter

18.09.2018:

Inter-circle transfer in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of inter-circle transfer in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

17.09.2018:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

14.09.2018:

Com.P.K.Mohanty, veteran union leader of DoT/BSNL passes away:

Com.P.K.Mohanty, one of the founder members of AIBSNLOA, first Circle Secretary of AIBSNLOA Odisha Circle and a member of the AIBSNLOA Advisory Body breathed his last today early morning after a brief period of illness, in a Bangalore hospital. He was a veteran trade union leader both in DoT and BSNL era. He earned friends with his pleasant personality and helping attitude. As Circle Secretary, Odisha he hosted the first ever Central Working Committee meeting of AIBSNLOA in the year 2010. We have lost a senior and experienced leader. We deeply mourn his demise and convey our condolences to the bereaved family.

14.09.2018:

Appointment of 40% departmental quota JAOs after completion of training:

BSNL CO has issued orders appointing two JAOs under 40% departmental quota on completion of Phase I induction training.   View orders

14.09.2018:

Calling of volunteers for posting in ERP, Ghaziabad under ITPC circle:

BSNL CO has called for volunteers from SDE (T), JTO (T) and SDE (TF) for posting in ERP, Ghaziabad under ITPC circle.   View orders

12.09.2018:

Proforma promotion in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of proforma promotion in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

12.09.2018:

Promotion and posting in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders promoting one executive to DE/AGM grade notinally w.e.f. 14.10.2009.   View orders

12.09.2018:

Transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade - retention:

BSNL CO has issued orders retaining one executive till 30.9.2018.   View orders

10.09.2018:

Meeting with DGM (FP):

GS along with Com.P.C.Rastogi, AGS met DGM (FP) today and requested early issue of promotion orders to CAO grade consequent to vacation of stay. DGM (FP) said that DPC will be held after the file for upgradation of 1650 posts to CAO grade is cleared. He however assured that efforts will be made to issue the promotion orders by month end.

10.09.2018:

Meeting with General Manager (Pers):

GS along with Com.P.C.Rastogi, AGS, met GM (Pers) on Thursday and requested early issue of promotion orders to DGM (T) grade. GM (Pers) informed us that all efforts are being made for early hearing and vacation of stay in CAT, Himachal Pradesh. We requested him that sufficient posts may be upgraded to DGM grade so that all the Executives promoted as STS in 2014 and 2015 can be promoted to DGM grade.

10.09.2018:

Payment of allowances as per the recommendations of the 7th CPC to ITS (Group A) officers deployed in BSNL:

BSNL CO has issued orders making DoP&T letter dated 24.4.2018 allowing splitting of hometown LTC for civil employees serving in States of North-Eastern Region, Ladakh region of State of Jammu & Kashmir and union territories of Andaman & Nicobar island and Lawadeep group of islands, applicable to ITS (Group A) officers deployed in BSNL.   View orders

10.09.2018:

Implementation of Hon'ble Supreme court judgment dated 12.12.2017:

Consequent to vacation of stay by Hon'ble CAT Guwahati, BSNL CO has issued orders withdrawing its order dated 5.7.2018 by which earlier orders dated 6.6.2018 and 8.6.2018 were kept in abeyance.   View orders

10.09.2018:

Implementation of Hon'ble Supreme court judgment dated 12.12.2017:

Consequent to vacation of stay by Hon'ble CAT Jabalpr, BSNL CO has issued orders withdrawing its order dated 5.7.2018 by which earlier orders dated 6.6.2018 and 8.6.2018 were kept in abeyance.   View orders

10.09.2018:

simultaneous action of prosecution and initiation of departmental proceedings - guidance:

BSNL CO has circulated CVC circular dated 31.7.2018 on the subject for informatin and necessary action.   View letter

10.09.2018:

Non-receipt of APAR of finance executives:

BSNL CO has circulated the list of 64 finance executives whose APARs upto 2016-17 have not yet been received.   View list

10.09.2018:

Transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

07.09.2018:

E2 & E3 scales in place of E1A & E2A - DPE accepts DoT argument:

'Also it appears that introducing E1A and E2A scales was only a one time dispensation to accommodate DoT employees who got absorbed in BSNL on 1st October 2000. Therefore the same adhoc arrangement cannot continue indefinitely.'   View DPE letter

07.09.2018:

Update on court cases:

The stay on promotion from AO to CAO has been vacated today. BSNL CO has initiated DPC process to issue the promotion orders.

Court case on AGM to DGM DPC: Next date of hearing is 29.10.2018. BSNL will reportedly file a Miscellaneous Application seeking early hearing of the case.

06.09.2018:

Revision of policy guidelines for provision of Broadband/FTTH service connections to the JAG and above officers:

BSNL CO has issued orders permitting any standalone/combo type Broadband/FTTH service connections limited to Rs.795/- per month, on need basis to the JAG and above officers of BSNL.   View orders

06.09.2018:

Reservation for the persons with benchmark disabilities in direct recruitment for JTO (T) and JE cadre:

BSNL CO has issued orders redistributing 4% reservation to Persons With Disability candidates with 2% for Deaf and hard of hearing candidates and 2% for Locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack vicitms and muscular dystrophy. No provision has been made for visually impaired in JTO (T) and JE cadres because these cadres are Techinical Cadres.   View orders

06.09.2018:

Dispension of ILD wing of BSNL CO and transfer of its functions to NTR Telecom Circle:

BSNL CO has issued orders that the post of PGM (ILD) in BSNL CO be dispensed with and that the functions shall stand transferred to CGM NTR.   View orders

04.09.2018:

FAQ on retention of quarters beyond the permissible limits:

BSNL CO has prepared a FAQ for perusual and processing of such cases attending all the points.   View FAQ

04.09.2018:

Non-receipt of APAR Of finance executives:

BSNL CO has circulated the names of 84 Finance wing executives in respect of whom APAR have not yet been received.   View list

04.09.2018:

Direct relieving in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders directly relieving 11 executives thorugh ERP.   View orders

04.09.2018:

Transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

04.09.2018:

Transfer and postings in AO grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in AO grade.   View orders

04.09.2018:

Transfer and postings in JAO grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in JAO grade.   View orders

01.09.2018:

Message from Director (HR):

'To open up career progression, BSNL Board has approved the CPSU Cadre Hierarchy proposal, subject to the compliance of reservation policy requirements of Government and Court orders. A Committee has been constituted pursuant to this to examine thoroughly the matter. This process shall understandably take some time.'   Read More

01.09.2018:

Promotion to DGM (T) grade - Non-availability of APAR:

BSNL CO has circulated the list containing names of executives showing availability and non-availability of APARs, for holding e-DPC for promotion to DGM (T) grade.   View list

01.09.2018:

Corrections/Modifications/Leftout/Missing Names/DOB/Category/Date of Joining of executives working as to date as DGM (Regular/Adhoc) having substantive grade-DGM/AGM in Telecom services:

BSNL CO has requested the circles to inspect the Annexure-A attached herewith w.r.to their circle and to complete/modify/add records in the excel sheet pertaining to their circle, if required, in order to furnish authentic, reliable, data of all executives working as DGM (regular/adhoc) with substantive grade DGM/AGM i.r.of all promotee DGMs.   View letter

01.09.2018:

Promotion and the postings in AO grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of promotion and postings in AO grade.   View orders

30.08.2018:

Meeting with Director (PSU), DOT:

GS AIBSNLOA, GS BEA AND GS BSNLWRU met Director(PSU), DoT today and requested early submission of cabinet note so that 3rd pay revision can be implemented in BSNL without further delay. Director (PSU), DoT told us that DoT is taking all efforts to submit cabinet note at the earliest and assured us that cabinet note will hopefully be submitted in September 2018. He also told us that revision of pension for BSNL retired employees will be simultaneously processed. He further informed us that today Hon'ble MOSC(I/C) held a meeting with DOT officials and BSNL management in this regard.

We learn that in respect of pension contribution on actual pay, DOP&T has requested for some clarifications and that DoT will address BSNL for clarifying the points raised by DOP&T.

30.08.2018:

Organisation of BSNL Unions and Associations write to MOSC requesting early implementation of 3rd pay revision for bsnl employees:

'More than 3 months after DPE gave its comments, no action seems to have been taken by DoT for getting the approval of the cabinet. This has caused anxiety and uneasiness among the BSNL employees, which may affect their morale and their concerted efforts in reviving BSNL.'   Read More

30.08.2018:

Extension of last date for reviewing e-apar:

BSNL CO has circulated the names of Reporting/Reviewing/initiating officers with the instruction that e-APAR shall be completed within the extended time limit of 14.9.2018.   View letter

30.08.2018:

Promotion and posting in DE/AGM grade on regular basis:

BSNL CO has issued orders promoting one executive notionally at par with his immediate junior.   View orders

30.08.2018:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued tenure transfer orders in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

30.08.2018:

Transfer and posting in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and posting in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

30.08.2018:

Cancellation of promotion order from SDE (T) to AGM (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders cancelling promotion orders of two executivesdue to change in seniority.   View orders

29.08.2018:

Voluntary contributon of one day basic pay by BSNL employees towards PM relief fund for the victims of flood in Kerala State:

BSNL CO has decided that employees of BSNL be requested to contribute voluntarily one day basic pay towards help of victims of flood in Kerala. However due to operational difficulties, the deduction will be made from the salary of September 2018.   View letter

29.08.2018:

Volunteers from Stenographer/PA/PS grades for working in BSNL Corporate office:

BSNL CO has called for volunteers from Stenographers/PAs/PSs from NTR, NTP and offices under NCR of Delhi to work in BSNL Corporate Office on temporary transfer basis.   View letter

27.08.2018:

Child care leave in case of disabled children:

BSNL CO has again clarified that all Office Memoranda issued by DoP&T on Child care Leave from time to time are applicable to women employees of BSNL.   View orders

27.08.2018:

Transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade - retention:

BSNL CO has issued orders retaining one executive in the present circle.   View orders

27.08.2018:

Transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

27.08.2018:

Change of Circle for medical claim purpose by retired employees:

BSNL CO has issued orders that retired BSNL employees other than those retired from Corporate Office who wish to settle and opt for medical faility in Delhi may avail BSNLMRS facility from any Circle in Delhi except Corporate Office.   View orders

27.08.2018:

Final seniority list of JTO (Arch):

BSNL CO has circulated the final seniority list of JTO (Arch) grade.   View list

21.08.2018:

Organisation of BSNL Unions and Associations writes to CMD on Kerala flood relief:

'On beahlf of Organisation of BSNL Unions and Associations we suggest that one day's pay may be deducted from teh August salary of BSNL employees towards Kerala flood relief.'   Read More

21.08.2018:

CHQ writes to GM (Pers) regarding regular promotion to DGM (T) grade:

'For the past one year the reason attributed for inability to grant regular promotion was dispute in the seniority lists of SDE grade and pendency of revision of seniority lists as per Supreme court judgment.'   Read More

21.08.2018:

Systemic improvement in medical claims of BSNLMRS beneficiaries:

BSNL CO has reiterated the age limits of dependents for medical claims and has asked ERP branch to make necessary provision in the system.   View letter

21.08.2018:

Clarification on individual cases related to service mattters received from unions/associations:

BSNL CO has reiterated that unions and associations shall not espouse or support the cause of an individual executive/employee relating to service matter.   View letter

20.08.2018:

Transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

18.08.2018:

First Annual General Body Meeting of AIBSNLOA ALTTC Circle:

The First Annual General Body Meeting of AIBSNLOA ALTTC circle was held on 18th August 2018 at ALTTC Ghaziabad. Com. Rakesh Sethi GS AIBSNLOA, Com. V.K. Sharma AGS, AIBSNLOA, Com.T.P. Singh Circle President BSNL CO and Com. Sanjay Vishnoi graced the occasion. Com. G. P. Gupta, veteran leader and former CP of BSNL CO, office bearers of other associations and JAO/ JTO trainees were also present.

Com. Sheesh Pal, CS, AIBSNLOA ALTTC Circle welcomed all and said that all were eager to know the status of various issue like implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL, notification of revised Executive Promotion Policy i.e. Cadre Hierarchy and promotion in various cadres, replacement of E1A and E2A pay scale by E2 and E3 pay scale etc. Com. V. K. Sharma, AGS AIBSNLOA congratulated the ALTTC circle for holding such a nice meeting in a very short time and explained about status of various issues and efforts made by AIBSNLOA to resolve the issues. Com. T. P. Singh, CP, BSNL CO also addressed the gathering and pointed out that AIBSNLOA is the only association which gives importance to each and every member and tries to resolve their problems.

Com. Rakesh sethi GS AIBSNLOA in his address explained about the efforts made by AIBSNLOA for issuing the post based promotion before notifying / implementing the revised executive Promotion policy (Cadre Hierarchy). AIBSNLOA was the only association which raised this issue with GM(Pers) urging that before notification of revised promotion policy all the existing vacancies available in different cadres should be filled up, while other associations were asking for implementation of so called cadre hierarchy without taking any efforts for filling up the existing vacancies. One of the associations even asked how DE promotion order can be issued when seniority list is not finalised in SDE grade due to pending court case. Today, all the associations are taking credit for issue of promotion orders in various cadre but the full credit goes to BSNL Management which took all efforts to promote all the eligible executives who were waiting for their promotions in next cadre from very long time although situation was not in favour. We should salute our management for taking such a bold decision in order to motivate its executives. GS also explained the efforts being made by AIBSNLOA for implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations in BSNL. GS along with other members of Organisation of BSNL Unions and Associations met Hon,ble MOSC(I/C), Hon’ble MOSF and Hon,ble MO Heavy Industries and various MPs requesting early implementation. GS also explained the justifications for implementation of 3rd PRC recommendation by relaxing the affordability clause. He also explained about replacement of E1A and E2A pay scale by E2 and E3 scale and failure of the majority associations in resolving this issue. Later there was interaction on pension contribution on actual basis instead of maximum of pay scale, DE to DGM promotion, other pending promotions and status of revised executive promotion policy.

Com. R. J. Gautam PS to GM(HR), Com. Sheesh Pal, AO (Cash) and Com. Ranvijay Singh, AO P&A were unanimously elected as Circle President, Circle Secretary and Circle Finance Secretary respectively. Com.R.J. Gautam, CP, extended vote of thanks. CHQ congratulates all the newly elected office bearers.

18.08.2018:

Central Working Committee Meeting of AIBSNLOA at Lucknow:

The CWC Meeting of AIBSNLOA will be held at Lucknow on 21st and 22nd September 2018. All CHQ office bearers, Circle Presidents, Circle Secretaries and CWC Members are requested to attend the meeting without fail. Circle Secretaries are requested to provide the number of participants [with their names} from their circle and their journey details at the earliest. Formal notification for the meeting will be issued shortly.

18.08.2018:

Calling option from SDE (T) for working in other circles:

BSNL CO has called for option from SDEs (T) for working in A&N, Assam, J&K, NE-I, NE-II and NETF circles.   View orders

18.08.2018:

Promotion and postings in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of promotion and postings in DE/AGM grade for 44 executives.   View orders

18.08.2018:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

18.08.2018:

Transfer and postings in SDE (T) grade - cancellation:

BSNL CO has issued orders cancelling transfer and postings in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

13.08.2018:

Transfer and postings in AO/Sr.AO grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in AO/Sr.AO grade.   View orders

13.08.2018:

Clarification on compassionate ground appointment:

BSNL CO has issued two clarifications on Compassionate Ground Appointment.   View clarifications

12.08.2018:

LEADERS OF ORGANISATION OF BSNL UNIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS MEET HON'BLE MINISTER OF STATE (Independent charge) OF COMMUNICATION:

Leaders of Organisation of BSNL Unions and Associations, Com. S. P. Sharma, GS BSNLWRU, Com.Rakesh Sethi GS AIBSNLOA, Com.Rana Pratap GS BEA, Com. Zile Singh GS BSNL SU, Com.R. P. Sharma Chairman, TOA, Com.Sanjay Vishnoi of AIBSNLOA, Com.Sushil Sharma CS TOA and Com.Manoj Dewadi of TOA alongwith Shri Shyam Bihari Mishra, 4 times MP from BILHAUR Constituency, Uttar Pradesh and PRESIDENT of AKHIL BHARTIYA UDYOG VYAPAR MANDAL met Hon'ble MOSC(I/C) Shri Manoj Sinha on Friday, conveyed the anxiety among BSNL employees over implementation of 3rd pay revision and requested his intervention for early implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations for BSNL employees. Hon'ble MOSC(I/C) said that due to continuous losses incurred by BSNL and as per 3rd PRC recommendations it has become difficult to implement it but he is taking all necessary steps for pay revision of BSNL employees. However, he wanted that all out efforts should be made by the employees of BSNL for increasing the revenue. He also said that he is aware that BSNL does not have 4G spectrum and that instructions will be issued by DOT soon in this regard. The meeting was held at the Residence of Hon'ble MOSC.

10.08.2018:

Transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

10.08.2018:

Transfer and postings in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

09.08.2018:

Promotion and postings in SDE (Civil) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of promotion and postings in SDE (Civil) grade.   View orders

09.08.2018:

Promotion and posting in EE (Civil) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of promotion and postings in EE (Civil) grade w.e.f. 29.6.2018.   View orders

09.08.2018:

Implementation of PCAT order in OA 2430/2018:

BSNL CO has issued orders withdrawing its earlier order dated 5.7.2018, consequent to PCAT New Delhi dismissing OA 2430/2018.   View orders

09.08.2018:

Transfer and postings in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

08.08.2018:

Leaders of Organisation of BSNL Unions and Associations meet Hon'ble Minister of State of Finance:

Leaders of Organisation of BSNL Unions and Associations, Com.Rakesh Sethi GS AIBSNLOA, Com.Rana Pratap GS BEA, Com.R. P. Sharma CHAIRMAN, TOA, Com.V. K. Sharma AGS AIBSNLOA, Com.Sushil Sharma CS TOA and Com.Manoj Dewadimet Shri Shiv Pratap Shuklaji, Hon'ble Minister of State of Finance, and requested his help in 3rd Pay Revision of BSNL employees, as and when the Cabinet Note under preparation by DOT is circulated to the concerned Ministries, which includes the Finance Ministry. Hon'ble MOSF assured us that he will discuss this issue with Hon'ble MOSC Shri Manoj Sinhaji and take all necessary steps for implementation of pay revision for BSNL employees. The meeting was held in the Chamber of Hon'ble MOSF, North Block, New Delhi.

08.08.2018:

Proforma promotion in the grade of AGM (T) in BSNL:

BSNL CO has issued orders granting Proforma Promotion in the grade of AGM, in respect of 28 executives on deputation to DoT units.   View orders

08.08.2018:

Revision of seniority list of TES Gr. B in compliance with Supreme Court judgment dated 21.1.2015 and 14.12.2017 in CA 4389 of 2010 - corrigendum:

BSNL CO has issued a corrigendum to its letter dated 7.8.2018, with modifications in the second para of the letter.   View Corrigendum

08.08.2018:

Inter-circle transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued two orders of inter-circle transfer/reallotment in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

07.08.2018:

Organisation of BSNL unions and associations writes to MOSC requesting early decision in respect of pension contribution by BSNL on the basis of actual pay:

'We feel that forcing BSNL to pay pension contribution on the maximum of the pay scales w.e.f 1.10.2000 under completely irrelevant FR 116 itself is wrong and erraneous. Again continuing with the same wrong methodology even after DOP&T OM dated 19.11.2009 is totally unjustified.'   Read More

07.08.2018:

Revision of seniority list of TES Gr. B in compliance with Supreme Court judgment dated 21.1.2015 and 14.12.2017 in CA 4389 of 2010:

BSNL CO has circulated the seniority list containing the names of all TES Group B officers promoted based on the RRs upto 1981 and amended from time to time, in compliance with with Supreme Court judgment dated 21.1.2015 and 14.12.2017 in CA 4389 of 2010.   View letter & list

07.08.2018:

Details of departmental vis-a-vis JTO directly recruited during DoT period between 1995 to 2000:

BSNL CO has reminded the circles to send the details urgently in connection with order dated 24.7.2018 of CAT Ernakulam.   View letter

07.08.2018:

Clarification on compassionate ground appointment:

BSNL CO has clarified that before sending any case of accidental death case to it for concurrence, it must be ensured that any compensation amound has not been given to the applicants in these cases as per DoT guidelines dated 6.12.2016.   View letter

07.08.2018:

Compassionate Ground Appointments - Holding of Circle High Power Committee meetings:

BSNL CO has asked cirles to conduct the Circle High Power Committee meeting for vacancies upto 31.3.2018 as per changed procedure of CGA issued vide letter dated 1.10.2014 and afterwards conduct the meeting as per the changed procedure but weightage points may be calculated as per revised guidelines issue on 21.4.2016.   View letter

06.08.2018:

Formation of internal complaint committee on sexual harassment:

BSNL CO has asked cirles to send information in respect of formation of Internal Complaint Committee on Sexual Harassment in all SSAs and Circle Offices for onward transmission to DoT.   View letter

02.08.2018:

Meeting with Jt. General Manager (Pers):

GS met Jt. GM (PERS) today and discussed following:

(i) JTO to SDE promotion:

We told Jt GM (PERS) that large number of JTOs including those recruited by BSNL are waiting for their first promotion even after more than 18 years of service as JTO . After discussions, JT GM (PERS) said that management is trying to find out a solution in respect of the contempt cases and if its effort succeeds, promotion order will be issued thereafter.

(ii) SDE to DE promotion:

we requested Jt GM (PERS) to do the needful for issue of SDE to DE promotion order from list number 8 also as these executives are waiting for their next promotion for the last 14 years and as per revised EPP too ( cadre hierarchy) SDE with 12 years of service will be designated as DE. JT GM PERS informed us that due to Contempt cases filed against BSNL Management, further promotion order cannot be issued at this moment but he assured us that necessary action will be taken at appropriate time.

(iii) DE to DGM promotion:

we requested JT GM PERS that all the eligible DEs should be considered for promotion by creating/upgrading posts of DGMs. JT GM PERS assured us that management will definitely take necessary action after finalisation of court case pending in CAT CHANDIGARH.

02.08.2018:

LTC for ITS officers deployed & the employees on deputation in BSNL:

BSNL CO has issued orders that the benefits of All India as well as Home Town LTC to Government officers deployed in BSNL and on deputation, will be admissible as per the existing orders of DoT, with additional flexibility to travel by private airlines.   View orders

02.08.2018:

Settlement of salary and personal claims of ERP core group, Ghaziabad at BSNL CO:

BSNL CO has issued orders that the work of settlement of salary and personal claims of SDEs/DMs working under GM (ERP), Ghaziabad, shall henceforth be done by the O/o CGM ALTTC, Ghaziabad.   View orders

02.08.2018:

Transfer and postings in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

02.08.2018:

Transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

01.08.2018:

Disbursement of salary to BSNL employees:

BSNL CO has expressed hope that the circles redouble their efforts in Sales and Marketing so that sufficient cash flow is generated for ensuing months so that salary is paid in time without need to follow the dates prescribed in its later dated 3.7.2018.   View letter

01.08.2018:

Direct relieving of Executives through ERP:

BSNL CO has issued orders directly relieving three SDEs (T) through ERP.   View orders

01.08.2018:

Recruitment process through ERP - INternal and external:

BSNL CO has asked circles to start using Recruitment Process in ERP with immediate effect.   View letter

30.07.2018:

Extension of last date for reporting and reviewing of e-apar for 2017-18:

BSNL CO has extended the last date of submission of self-appraisal, reporting and reviewing of APAR for the year 2017-18 till 8.8.2018, 18.8.2018 and 25.8.2018 respectively.   View letter

30.07.2018:

Revised Air travel norms for HAG & SAG level absorbed officers in BSNL:

BSNL CO has issued revised air travel norms for HAG & SAG level officers absorbed in BSNL.   View letter

30.07.2018:

Furnishing of stay particulars of SDE (T) and DE (T):

BSNL CO has asked circles to send the long stay list containing the particulars of 25 SDEs (T)/DEs (T) in order that substitutes are posted for the officers completing tenure period.   View letter

30.07.2018:

Absorption in BSNL and issue of Presidential Order of left out cases - submission of the cases by circles in proper format:

BSNL CO has asked circles to submit the left out cases in proper format and along with required documents.   View letter

27.07.2018:

Holding Board meetings/strategy meets etc of central public sector enteprises:

In continuation of its OM dated 24th May 2018, DPE has listed another 30 destinations requesting the administrative departments to advise CPSEs under their jurisdiction to hold at least one or two Board Meeting(s)/Strategic Meet(s) or Conference(s) etc at one of the 30 destinations in a year to further develop tourism in the country.   View DPE OM

26.07.2018:

Grant of additional increment on post based promotion in same pay scale - proper implementation:

BSNL CO has issued clarification that certain orders issued by it on 25.7.2016, 8.5.2017, 6.6.2017 and 5.9.2017 have lost their validity and the position prescribed by EPP under para II (V) prevails so far as the grant of additional increment on post based promotion in same scale is concerned subject to DoT order dated 17.5.2018.   View letter

26.07.2018:

Inter-circle transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of inter-circle transfers in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

26.07.2018:

Linking of SCT cell with SR cell in BSNL corporate office:

BSNL CO has communicated the decision of the competent authority that SCT Cell in BSNL CO, will henceforth be linked with Staff Relation Cell, by de-linking it from Personnel Cell with immediate effect.   View letter

25.07.2018:

Message from Director (HR):

'Management further intends to continue with its exercise of promotion till the scheme of CPSE heirarchy is finalised keeping in view BSNL Board directions given on 28.6.2018. A committee has already been convened to find ways and means to implement the decision.'   Read More

25.07.2018:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

25.07.2018:

Implementation of the Hon'ble High Court of Kerala's Common Order dated 5.6.2018 - Preparation of revised AIEL:

BSNL CO has asked the circles who have not yet sent the required information by 28.7.2018.   View letter

25.07.2018:

Provisional Eligibility List for promotion to the grade of DGM on Adhoc Basis - Conduction of CPC in Telecom Finance:

BSNL CO has circulated the names of 26 Telecom Finance executives who have completed three years regular service as CAO and has asked circles to confirm their substantive status.   View letter

25.07.2018:

Cancellation of promotion from SDE (T) to DE/AGM grade due to change in seniority of SDE (T):

BSNL CO has cancelled the DE/AGM promotion orders issued to four executives due to revision of their SDE (T) seniority.   View orders

24.07.2018:

Applicability of GST while enforcement of Bond Agreement in respect of DR JE/JTO:

BSNL CO has amended the Bond Agreement providing that while enforcing Bond in respect of DR JTO (T) or DR JE, in addition to the 18% interest as mentioned in the Bond Agreement, GST as applicable at that time, should also be charged from the official.   View letter

23.07.2018:

Transfer and postings in AO grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings/cancellation/re-allotment in AO grade.   View orders

23.07.2018:

BSNL endorses DPE order revising IDA rate w.e.f. 1.7.2018:

BSNL CO has endorsed DPE orders revising IDA rate from 127.2% ti 128% w.e.f. 1.7.2018.   View letter

20.07.2018:

Preparation for e-dpc - list of AGM Regular working as on date & screening committee report:

BSNL CO has circulated the list of all AGMs working on regular basis for communication of errors/omission/addition/deletion/correction if any in the data.   View letter

20.07.2018:

Promotion and postings in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders promoting another 123 executives to the grade of DE/AGM.   View orders

20.07.2018:

Requirement of screening committee report in respect of all OC category SDE (T) in list 8:

BSNL CO has requested circles to complete the Screening Committee Report for the period from 2010-11 to 2016-17 in respect of all OC category SDEs, as it may be required at short notice.   View letter

20.07.2018:

APAR of Finance Executives not yet received:

BSNL CO has circulated the list containing names of 259 executives whose APARs have not yet been received.   View letter

20.07.2018:

Corrections in Seniority lists 6, 7 & 8 of SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued corrections in Name/DOB/Category/Staff No/Seniority No in Seniority Lists 6, 7 and 8 of SDEs (T).   View letter

20.07.2018:

Tenure transfers in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of tenure transfers in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

18.07.2018:

Bringing CCS (Leave) Rules in conformity with the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016:

DoP&T has issued instructions that leave applied under Rule 20 of CCS (Leave) Rules 1972 shall not be refused or revoked without reference to Medical Authority, whose advice shall be binding.   View DoP&T OM

18.07.2018:

Forwarding of applications for deputation outside BSNL:

BSNL CO has issued orders that the term/condition of "10 years' service in BSNL" need not be relaxed while processing applications for deputation outside BSNL.   View orders

17.07.2018:

Meeting with General Manager (SR):

GS, along with other Leaders of Organisation of BSNL Unions and Associations, Com. S P Sharma GS BSNL WRU and Com.Rana Pratap GS BEA met GM (SR) today and enquired about implementation of 3rd pay revision in BSNL. GM (SR) told us that reply to DOT queries has already been sent last week. Now, DoT will have to take necessary action for preparation of cabinet note for circulation among concerned Ministries. In respect of wage revision committee meeting for non-executive employees, GM (SR) said that the meeting with BSNL recognised unions will be held on 20.07.2018. On our query regarding submission of views by other unions, GM (SR) replied that all unions can submit their views on this and all the views will be taken into consideration before finalisation of the committee report. GM (SR) further said that efforts will be made for submission of report within the shortest period of time so that action will be taken by the DOT at the earliest. Apart from this, discussions were also held on revised promotion policy (cadre hierarchy) and reservation in revised promotion policy and issue of promotion orders in different grades.

16.07.2018:

Transfer and postings in SDE (Civil) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in SDE (C) grade.   View orders

13.07.2018

"BSNL broken another history: A 1990 rect JTO(Arch) given promotion as SDE(Arch) after 28 years of service as JTO. Last week BSNL promoted a JTO(TF) of 1991 rect as SDE. While working for the welfare of all the sections, SNEA always stand for such deprived lot to bring them at par with others," proclaims the recognised association website.

Is this a matter of pride? Is this not a shame on the recognised association which enjoyed all facilities of a recognised association ever since 2004? Is this the way the association 'STANDS FOR' deprived lot? Perhaps leaving things uncared for years and chest-beating when the issues resolve on their own is part of its 'history'.

What have they achieved in the past one and a half years after officially crowned as recognised association?

E2, E3 pay scales in place of E1, E2 ? No
Cadre hierarchy? No
30% Superannuation benefit for BSNL recruited employees? No
Rs.22820 pay scale for JTOs of Batch 2007 onwards ? No
Implementation of 3rd pay revision in BSNL? No

Formation of BSNL Tower corporation? a big YES

The recognised association and the support association are enjoying the facilities since the year 2004. Like political parties, they both played the 'vote bank' game alternatively. In the name of getting the issues of BSNL direct recruits resolved, they betrayed both the BSNL absorbed as well as BSNL recruited executives all these years, meanwhile enjoying the exclusive power of negotiation with Management, membership in committees, special casual leave and more than all, misusing the facility of immunity and misusing the recognition as a tool to harass and coerce members of other associations to join them.
Any how, BSNL executives have by now become aware of the fact that whatever move they make on issues is to safeguard their top leadership.


On the other hand, AIBSNLOA has been doing whatever possible at the right time and in the right direction. When other associations were basking under the glory of their 'achieving' Board approval for cadre hierarchy, AIBSNLOA met GM (Pers) on 30.5.2018 and pressed for completion of promotion in all grades before implementing the cadre hierarchy. GM (Pers) who was to go on leave from next day, kick started the process by issuing instructions to all officers and officials of Personnel section to start processing the matter. Interim order of Supreme court and final order from Ernakulam High court came handy at the right time. Promotion orders started raining. Realising the sudden turn of events the recognised and support associations competed to reap the outcome, notwithstanding dramatic mudslinging on each other as to who went to court on what issue and who stands for which cadre. Ignoring all these, AIBSNLOA continues to pursue promotion to CAO grade, promotion to DGM (T), promotion to DE from seniority list 8 and promotion to SDE for the left out absorbees and BSNL recruited JTOs who have put in long years of service.

AIBSNLOA always works silently with the only thought about welfare of the Executives. For example AIBSNLOA relentlessly and successfully pursued grant of E6 scales to adhoc DGMs. Declaration of the Udhampur SSA and Rajouri and some stations of J&K circle as hard tenure station and tenure of these station modified from 2 years to one and half/ one year and provisioning of all due powers and facilities to 'Looking after' executives. AIBSNLOA's role in revision of ADOL pay scale cannot be denied. A long list of many small but significant achievements have earlier been published in this website.

It is time for all absorbed as well as BSNL recruited executives to see the truth and to rally behind AIBSNLOA. With a little support AIBSNLOA has been able to achieve many things during the past 10 years. With large scale support, AIBSNLOA can and will resolve major issues to the advantage of executives.
We appeal to all executives who have by now understood the reality to come out openly and join AIBSNLOA.


This is time for a wise decision.

13.07.2018:

CHQ writes to CMD on promotion from SDE to DE/AGM grade:

'We would also like to point out that the executives who were promoted as SDEs under SCF quota from year 2004 onwards are placed in seniority list number 8. They have completed more than 14 years of service in SDE grade and are awaiting their promotion to DE/AGM. Even according to the proposed BSNL EPP Amendment & RR, they have completed the required period of service as SDE and are thus eligible to be promoted as DE/AGM.'   Read More

13.07.2018:

CHQ writes to CMD on promotion from JTO (T) to SDE (T) grade:

'While a large number of DoT recruited JTOs, who were awaiting their first post-based promotion for more than 18 years have now been promoted, still there are some left out. Similarly, the JTOs recruited after formation of BSNL are also waiting for more than 16 years to get their first regular promotion.'   Read More

13.07.2018:

Review of extension of without voucher facility to retired employees:

BSNL CO has issued orders reducing the quantum of allowance to 25% of the annual ceiling w.e.f. 1.4.2018 subject to a minimum of Rs.12000 per annum payable in four equal monthly instalments.   View orders

12.07.2018:

CHQ writes to CMD on promotion from DE/AGM to DGM (T) grade:

'We learn that a case pending in CAT, Chandigarh on the issue of catch-up rule is standing in the way of promotion to DGM (T) grade. We request that the stated proposal of BSNL to file a Miscellaneous Application may kindly be expedited so that the eligible DEs/AGMs are not deprived of their promotion when executives in all other grades have been given their long due promotion.'   Read More

12.07.2018:

Details of all Junior telecom officers who joined after after 2000:

BSNL CO has asked circles to forward details of all JTOs who have joined after 2000 but were assigned seniority of years prior to 2000 or up to 2000, along with reasons for such allotment.   View letter

12.07.2018:

Revision of annual ceiling limit for reimbursement of outdoor treatment:

BSNL CO has issued orders that the Establishment Branch letter dated 1.1.2018 revising the ceiling for calculation of reimbursement with voucher on revised IDA basic pay with 78.2% fitment at 23 days, will be applicable to retired employees also.   View orders

10.07.2018:

Meeting with General Manager (pers):

GS met GM (Pers) on dated 09.07.2018 and discussed the following:

(i) SDE to DE/AGM promotion from the list number 8 onward:

GS requested GM (Pers) to consider issue of promotion orders from SDE to DE/AGM from the seniority list number 8 onwards. GM (Pers) said that it is under consideration and after getting approval from competent authority promotion orders will be issued.

(ii) JTO to SDE promotion:

We also requested GM (Pers) to issue promotion orders from JTO (T) to SDE(T) for all the existing vacancies at the earliest as a huge number of BSNL recruited JTOs are waiting for their first promotion even after 18 year of their service as JTOs. We said that we are aware that due to court case it is being delayed but management can take an appropriate decision, as taken in issue of other promotion orders. We requested early action in this regard.

(iii) DE/AGM to DGM promotion:

We also requested GM (Pers) for considering issue of orders of promotion from DE/AGM to DGM since after issue of SDE to DE/AGM promotion orders about 10,000 DEs/AGMs will be working against which only 700 DGM will be available. As per HR plan the ratio between DGM to DE should be 1:4 which means about 2500 DGMs will be required. Therefore Pers section should not only move a proposal of creating additional 1800 posts for DGM but also take necessary action for promoting all the eligible AGMs/DEs. GM(Pers) told us that our proposal may be considered but due to court case pending in CAT Chandigarh BSNL management cannot take any decion in this regard. However he informed us that in this regard soon a MA will be filed by BSNL in CAT Chandigarh. GM (Pers) said that after getting favorable decision necessary will be taken for issuing of promotion orders from DE to DGM.

10.07.2018:

Promotion from AO to CAO grade:

The Miscellaneous Application filed by BSNL is reported to have been admitted and next date of hearing fixed for September 18th.

10.07.2018:

Payment of gratuity to the employees of CPSE - clarification:

DPE has issued clarifications regarding the effective date of the enhancement of ceiling of Gratuity from Rs.10 lakhs to Rs.20 lakhs.   View DPE orders

09.07.2018:

Transfer and posting in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and posting in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

06.07.2018:

Transfer and postings in JAO grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in JAO grade.   View orders

06.07.2018:

Promotion and postings in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued promotion and postings to 98 more executives in the grade of DE/AGM grade retrospectively from 29.6.2018.   View orders

05.07.2018:

Immunity from transfer:

BSNL CO has clarified that the facility of immunity from transfer shall not be available to those who become office bearers after the issue of their transfer order.   View orders

05.07.2018:

Release of pensionary benefits to a retiree against whom personal court cases (other than departmental) is pending in the comptent court:

BSNL CO has issued orders clarifying that vigilance clearance shall henceforth be granted for the limited purpose of releasing pensionary benefits of BSNL employees against whom personal court cases (other than departmental) is pending at the time of their retirement, provided that such an employee is otherwise clear from vigilance angle.   View orders

05.07.2018:

Bharat Sanchar Seva Padak - 2016:

BSNL CO has announced the names of awardees of Bharat Sanchar Seva Padak 2016.   View orders

05.07.2018:

Implementation of Supreme Court judgment dated 12.12.2017 in the case of 147 plus executives - stay by PCAT and CAT Jabalpur:

BSNL CO has issued orders keeping in abeyance its earlier orders implementing Supreme Court judgment dated 12.12.2017 in respect of the applicants in OA/100/2430 in PCAT and OA/200/585/2018 in CAT Jabalpur.   View orders

05.07.2018:

Promotion and posting in SDE (T) - left out executives:

BSNL CO has issued orders of promotion and posting in SDE (T) grade for the left out executives, notionally w.e.f. 15.6.2018. Congratulations to all the promoted Executives.   View orders

04.07.2018:

Meeting with GM (Pers):

GS and CS UPW met GM PERS on Monday and extended our heartiest congratulations and thanks for issuing the promotion orders from SDE to DE and considering our request for cancellation of transfer order of our CS UPW. We also requested him early issue of promotion orders from DE to DGM along with increase of DGM posts from existing 1350 to 2000, since after issue of all the promotion orders number of DE will reach more than 8000. As per existing HR policy also ratio between DGMto DE post should be 1:4. GM PERS assured us he will definitely consider this in accordance with existing HR plan. We believe that, necessary action will be taken soon by PERS section for increase in number of DGM posts.

04.07.2018:

Revision of IDA w.e.f.1.7.2018:

DPE has issued orders revising IDA w.e.f. 1.7.2018 from 127.2% to 128%.   View orders

04.07.2018:

Promotion and posting in DE/AGM grade - left out executives:

BSNL CO has issued orders of promotion and posting in DE/AGM grade for the left out executives, w.e.f. 29.6.2018. Congratulations to all the promoted Executives.   View orders

04.07.2018:

Implementation of common order of High Court, Kerala dated 5.6.2018 -details of JTO appointed/promoted upto JTO Recruitment Year 2008:

In addition to the details already called for, BSNL CO has asked circles to forward Vigilance Clearance including Screening Committee report for the JTOs appointed/promoted upto JTO Recruitment year 2008.   View orders

03.07.2018:

Composition of CPC for promotion in different streams as per BSNL MS RR 2009:

BSNL CO has issued orders with fresh composition of CPC members for forthcoming CPCs w.e.f. 1.7.2018 to 30.6.2019.   View orders

03.07.2018:

Implementation of order dated 25.8.2011 of High Court Kerala reg promotion to stenographer grade ii:

BSNL CO has now clarified that in cases where such officials who have qualified LICE for the post of PA in the restrctured cadre, the actual benefits will be admissible from heir date of promotion to the post on the bases of qualifiying the LICE.   View orders

03.07.2018:

Discontinuation of link officer arrangement in Civil Engg stream:

BSNL CO has issued orders withdrawing the arrangement of 'Link Officer' to run the day-to-day affairs of Civil Divisions, with immediate effect.   View orders

03.07.2018:

Peparatory work for Promotion in SDE (C) grade:

BSNL CO has called for APAR and VC in respect of 190 Executives under consideration for promotion as SDE (C) for the vacancy year 2018-19.   View orders

03.07.2018:

Modification in postings in EE (C) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders modifying posting in respect of 7 executives.   View orders

03.07.2018:

Promotion and postings in EE (C) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of promotion and postings in EE (C) grade for 11 more executives. Congratulations to all promoted SDEs (E).   View orders

03.07.2018:

Promotion and postings in EE (C) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of promotion and postings in EE (C) grade. Congratulations to all promoted SDEs (E).   View orders

03.07.2018:

Promotion and postings in SDE (C) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of promotion and postings in SDE (C) grade. Congratulations to all promoted JTOs (C).   View orders

02.07.2018:

Amendment to Child care leave:

DOPT has conveyed the decision that the limit of 22 years in case of disabled child for the purpose of Chile Care Leave and that Child Care Leave may not be granted for a period less than five days at a time.   View DOPT OM

02.07.2018:

Transfer and postings/re-posting in SDE (C) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings/re-postings in SDE (C) grade.   View orders

02.07.2018:

Transfer and postings in SDE (E) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in SDE (E) grade.   View orders

02.07.2018:

Promotion and postings in SDE (E) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of promotion and postings in SDE (E) grade. Congratulations to all promoted JTOs (E).   View orders

29.06.2018:

Increase in IDA w.e.f. 1.7.2018:

According to calculations based on All India Consumer Price Index for Industrial workers for March 2018 (287), April 2018 (288) and May 2018 (289), IDA will increase w.e.f. 1.7.2018 by 0.8% from 127.2% to 128%.

29.06.2018:

Promotion and postings in DE/AGM (TF) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders or promotion and postings in DE/AGM (TF) grade. Congratulations to all promoted SDEs (TF).   View orders

29.06.2018:

Promotion and postings in SDE (TF) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of promotion and postings in SDE (TF) grade. Congratulations to all promoted JTOs (TF).   View orders

29.06.2018:

Promotion and postings in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued order promoting 3450 SDEs as DEs/AGMs. Congratulations to all the promoted SDEs.   View orders

29.06.2018:

Regular promotion to DGM (F) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders regularising 49 adhoc DGMs. Congratulations to all the regularised DGMs (F).   View orders

29.06.2018:

Promotion and postings in AO grade:

BSNL CO has issued promotion and posting orders in AO grade. Congratulations to all the promoted JAOs.   View orders

28.06.2018:

Upgradation of pay scale of ADOL/Rajbasha Adhikari:

This is one of the issues being pursued by AIBSNLOA for a long time. Finally DoT has approved the BSNL proposal for upgrading the pay scale of ADOL/Rajbasha Adhikari from E1 to E2 w.e.f. 1.10.2000 notionally.   View DoT letter

27.06.2018:

Status update on promotions:

In the background of some executives approaching different CATs for staying DPC and promotion and some associations stating in their website that promotion orders are likely to be issued today, GS met Jt. GM (Pers) in the evening and enquired about the present status. Jt. GM (Pers) said that there is no possibility of issuing orders today but if everything goes right, promotion orders may be issued tomorrow.

As per the information received from DGM (FP), JAO to AO DPC has been stayed by Earnakulam CAT till next hearing on 29.6.2018.

27.06.2018:

Message from Director (HR):

'I wish to reiterate the total focus and commitmment of the Management to opening up the avenues of promotion wherever they are blocked, in a fair and transparent manner, therefore nobody should feel disheartened.
It is my desire to create a culture in BSNL where all the employees whether individually of collectively are encouraged to express their views and I assure that views wherever they come from will be taken seriously.
  Read More

26.06.2018:

Meeting with JT. GM (Pers) and DGM (FP):

GS met Jt. GM (Pers) and enquired about the status regarding SDE to DE promotion. Jt. GM (Pers) told us that all efforts are being made to issue the promotions orders by Friday. He also said DPC for promotion to SDE (TF) grade is also in progress and promotion orders may be issued by Friday. Later we met DGM (FP) and enquired about any progress in holding of DPC for promotion to AO and CAO grades. He informed us that work for promotion from JAO to AO is in progress and promotion orders may be expected by Friday. In respect of AO to CAO promotion he told us that due to court case this has been held up, however efforts are being made for an early decision from the court.

25.06.2018:

Updates from General Secretary:


(1) SDE (T) to DE Promotion:

CMD BSNL has reportedly approved the proposal for upgradation of about 2300 SDE posts to DE posts and diverting 1000 Management Trainee posts for DE promotion, so that about 4800 SDEs of list no 5,6 & 7 can be promoted as DE.

(2) DE to DGM promotion:

Before initiating the process for DPC, PERS section is said to be preparing to file a Miscellaneous Application in CAT Chandigarh for allowing BSNL for conducting DPC without following the catch-up rule in view of recent decision of Hon'ble SC of India and order issued by DOP&T on reservation in promotions. After getting orders from Hon'ble CAT necessary action will be taken for conducting DPC from DE to DGM. A favourable decision in the MA will also pave the way for promotion from AO to CAO and other promotions too where DPC have been held up due to direction given by courts to conduct DPC by considering catch-up rule.

(3) JTO (TF) to SDE (TF) and SDE(TF) to AGM (TF) promotions:

As per our information various hurdles have been removed and now DPC work will commence soon. Final seniority list of JTO (TF) has been uploaded in our website and DPC for 34 clearly available vacancies of SDE (TF) will be held soon. We will make efforts to ensure that DPC is held for all the available vacancies. DPC for SDE to AGM will be held for 14 vacancies.

25.06.2018:

Final all india seniority list of JTO (TF):

BSNL CO has circulated the final All India Seniority List of JTO (TF).   View letter

25.06.2018:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued tenure transfer orders in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

25.06.2018:

Maintenance of service book, issuance of mrs crd at the time of provisional appointment in respect of direct recruit jto/je/compassionate ground appointees:

BSNL CO has issued guidelines on the subject.   View guidelines

25.06.2018:

Provisional seniority list of senior architect as on 1.6.2018:

BSNL CO has circulated the provisional seniority list of senior architect as on 1.6.2018.   View letter

22.06.2018:

Preparatory work for Promotion to the grade of Accounts Officer:

BSNL CO has directed circles to provide screening committee report in respect of all executives as per Annexure-B along with proforma as per Annexure-A.   View letter

22.06.2018:

Promotion to the grade of DE/AGM - providing date of joining and screening committee report:

BSNL CO has asked circles to provide date of joining where it is not found in the screening committee report already received and SCR for all executives working as on 31.5.2018.   View letter

21.06.2018:

Promotion and postings in the grade of EE (CIVIL):

BSNL CO has issued orders of promotion and postings in the grade of EE (Civil).   View orders

20.06.2018:

Disbursement of salary & staff remuneraion to BSNL employees:

BSNL CO has issued orders refixing the date of disbursement of salary as 1st of the following month in respect of Group B, C, D employees and as 5th in respect of Group A officers.   View letter

20.06.2018:

Discontinuation of family planning allowance for adoption of small family norms:

BSNL CO has conveyed its decision that the Family Planning Allowance, as admissible hitherto, shall cease to exist in all cases of absorbed and directly recruited employees of BSNL.   View letter

20.06.2018:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued two orders of tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

19.06.2018:

Vigilance clearance for considering executives for promotion to the grade of DE/AGM(T) on regular basis:

BSNL CO has circulated the names of executives for whom VC has been called for and another list of names of executives in respect of whom VC has not been called for due to some missing data.   View letter

19.06.2018:

Preparatory work for promotion to EE (Electrical) grade:

BSNL CO has circulated the names of 214 executives with missing periods of APAR and asked circles to forward the sae by 20.6.2018   View letter

19.06.2018:

Furnishing of APAR of finance executives:

BSNL CO has requested circles to furnish the APARs of 638 Telecom Finance Executives upto 2016-17, which are yet to be received despite many reminders.   View letter

19.06.2018:

Preparatory work for promotion to EE (Civil) grade:

BSNL CO has requested APAR folders in respect of 9 left out executives.   View letter

19.06.2018:

Promotion and posting in SDE (T) grade - on "as is where is" basis:

In continuation of its letter dated 15.6.2018, BSNL CO has stated that the promotion and postings are on "as is where is" basis.   View letter

18.06.2018:

Meeting with DGM (FP):

GS met DGM (FP) on 15.06.2018 and discussed about Promotion to AO and CAO consequent to the interim orders of Hon'ble Supreme Court on reservation in promotion. We also refered to our earlier discussions with GM (FP) on this issue. DGM (FP) informed us that SEA section is not in position to issue the promotion orders due to various court cases pendng. He said that JAO to AO promotion is held up due to stay by Hon'ble Karnataka High court by the departmental JAO of 2010 opposing the combined eligibility list of outsider and departmental JAO. However, efforts are being taken by SEA section to vacate the stay. SEA section also proposed to upgrade some of JAO post to AO post so that maximum number of JAOs can get the promotion. File in this regard is with PERS section. Later in the day we discussed this matter with Jt GM (PERS) requesting early clearing the concerned file. If the proposal of SEA section is agreed to, more than 1000 JAOs may be promoted as AOs. AO to CAO Promotion is also held up due to various court cases pending in Haryana and MP. In this regard a common case is being filed by PERS section and efforts are being taken by PERS section to file MA in all the courts through ASG or senior advocate. We hope that soon a decision may come so that about 500 AOs may get the promotion.

15.06.2018:

Promotion of JTOs (T) to the grade of SDE (T) in B.S.N.L. against 67% seniority-cum-fitness quota:

BSNL CO has issued orders promoting 2855 JTOs (T) against 67% seniority cum fitness quota and another 284 JTOs subject to ascertaining their Vigilance status. This has ended the agony of the JTOs who were waiting for their promotion for more than a decade. It is really sad that many have retired during this period without getting their due promotion. When others were making merry over acceptance in principle by BSNL Board, the Executive Promotion Policy Amendment & Recruitment Rules to be implemented from 1.7.2018, AIBSNLOA was first among a few associations which demanded filling up of all existing vacancies in all grades before implementation of the EPP A&RR and sincerely worked for it. Supreme court orders on promotion with reservation and judgment of Ernakulam High Court came as timely boon. However, our gratitude goes out to the Personnel Section, right from DM, AGM, Jt.GM and GM who acted with swiftness to ensure issue of the orders and Director (HR) & CMD who were behind the decision.
AIBSNLOA CONGRATULATES ALL THE PROMOTED EXECUTIVES.
  View orders

15.06.2018:

Implementation of interim orders of Supreme Court on promotion in accordance with law:

DoP&T has issued instructions to the cadre controlling authorities to carry out promotions in accordance with law, subject to further orders by the Supreme Court, based on existing seniority/select lists.   View orders

15.06.2018:

Implementation of judgment of Hon'ble High court of Kerala:

BSNL CO has issued orders implementing the judgment of judgment of Hon'ble High court of Kerala dated 5.6.2018.   View letter

15.06.2018:

Calling of volunteers from DGM, CAO and AO for posting in Bihar, MP and Jharkhand circles:

BSNL CO has called for volunteers from DGMs, CAOs and AOs for posting in Bihar, MP and Jharkhand circles.   View letter

15.06.2018:

Preparation for e-DPC - requirement of list of AGM (Regular) as on date:

BSNL CO has circulated the list compiled with data received from all circles, calling for intimation regarding errors/omissions/additions/deltions/corrections in the data.   View letter

15.06.2018:

Inordinote deloy in relieving of Executives belongings to Telecom Accounts Finonce Services under tronsfer to other circles/units - Relieving of such officers from BSNL co itself through ERP:

BSNL CO has asked Circles to relieve these executives by 30.6.2018 failing which BSNL CO will relieve them through ERP.   View orders

15.06.2018:

Inter-circle transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued two orders of inter-circle transfers in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

15.06.2018:

Inter-circle transfers in AO/Sr.AO grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and reallotment in AO/Sr.AO grade.   View orders

15.06.2018:

Ante-dating the date of effect of regular promotion in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders Ante-dating the date of effect of regular promotion of one executive DE/AGM grade.   View orders

15.06.2018:

Inter-circle transfers in DE/AGM grade - re-allotment:

BSNL CO has issued orders of reallotment in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

15.06.2018:

Preparatory work for promotion to SDE (TF) grade:

BSNL CO has asked circles to furnish the screening committee report and VC.   View letter

15.06.2018:

Preparatory work for promotion to SDE (C) grade:

BSNL CO has asked circles to keep ready APARs of 130 executives as advance action for promotion to SDE (C) grade.   View letter

13.06.2018:

Preparatory work for promotion to different grades/streams - immediate updation of data in ERP - queries from individual executives answered:

BSNL CO has issued clarifications on the queries raised by individual executives.   View clarifications

12.06.2018:

MEETING WITH GENERAL MANAGER (FP):

GS along with Com. Sanjay Vishnoi met GM (FP) on 08.06.18 and requested filling up the posts OF AO/CAO lying vacant for a long time since SEA section could not fill them up due to court cases. In view of the recent Supreme Court orders on promotion with reservation and Management's decision to implement revised Executive Promotion Policy w.e.f. 1.7.2018, we requested that DPC for promotion to these grades be conducted at the earliest so as to give relief to the executives awaiting promotion for the past few years. GM (FP) told us that after getting full details of the decision given by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and discussing with the personnel section necessary action will be initiated for conducting DPC for filling up the vacant posts of AO and CAO. However, GM (FP) assured us that she will issue necessary direction for commencing of preparatory work for conducting DPCs so that the process can be completed in the shortest possible period of time after getting clearance from Hon’ble Courts where cases are pending.”

12.06.2018:

Link for online form for retired employees' grievances:

BSNL CO has provided a link in the front page of BSNL intranet site for filling online form for grievances of retired employees.   View letter

12.06.2018:

Preparation of all india eligibility list of JTO - data and current vc not received:

BSNL CO has asked circles which have not yet furnished the data and current VC status, to furnish the same immediately.   View letters

12.06.2018:

Screening committee report for considering executives for promotion to agm/de grade:

BSNL CO has asked circles to provide screening committee report for all the working executives of lists 5, 6 and 7 for FY 2015-16 and FY 2016-17. It has also asked circles to provide screening committee report of SC & ST executives of seniority list 8 for the periods 2010-11 to 2016-17.   View letter

12.06.2018:

Inter-circle transfers in AO/Sr.AO grade - cancellation/re-allotment:

BSNL CO has issued orders of cancellation of transfer/reallotment in AO/Sr.AO grade.   View orders

12.06.2018:

Inter-circle transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued three orders of transfer and postings in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

11.06.2018:

Meeting with Director (PSU), DoT:

GS along with Shri S.P. Sharma GS BSNLWRU met Director (PSU) DoT and discussed the following issues:

1. Pay revision for BSNL employees with 15% fitment:

Director (PSU), DoT informed us that the proposal forwarded by BSNL Board was sent to DPE for their comments and advice because the proposal of BSNL Board was not in accordance with the guidelines issued by DPE as per the recommendations of 3rd PRC. DPE had returned the proposal to DoT with the comments that the proposal of BSNL is not as per the already issued DPE guidelines based on the recommendation of 3rd PRC and the approval of Cabinet. It had suggested that DoT should therefore take the approval of the Cabinet. Therefore, cabinet note is being prepared by DoT in consultation with the DoT Finance. The cabinet note will be submitted to Hon’ble MOC & IT for his approval. Once this is approved by the Hon’ ble MOC & IT the note will be circulated to all the concerned Ministries governing the departments DoE, DOP&W, DPE, Niti Aayog etc. Afterwards, the Cabinet memo along with the comments of different Ministries will be submitted to Cabinet for its approval. On our enquiry, Director (PSU) informed us that cabinet note is being prepared on the same line as proposed by BSNL. But this whole process will take about two to three months. We requested him to expedite the work as the delay is causing anxiety among BSNL employees. On this, he assured us that BSNL employees will definitely get the pay revision and he will try to complete the work at his end at the earliest.

2. Replacement of E1A and E2A scale by E2 & E3 pay scales to the JTO and SDE equivalent executives of BSNL:

In this regard Director(PSU) informed us that proposal was sent to DPE and DoE for their comments but comments received from both are not positive and both the departments have said that this issue can be decided by the concern administrative ministry. As pay scale for JTO and SDE cadre has already been decided by the DoT and conveyed to BSNL, no further action is required from DoT side. We requested Director (PSU), DoT that DoT, being an administrative ministry, should take an appropriate action in this regard to keep the morale of BSNL executives high, especially newly recruited JTOs. Director (PSU) assured us that he will look into it.

3. Revision of pension of BSNL retirees:

In this regard Director(PSU) informed us that this does not come under his preview but said that revision of pension is possible only after revision of pay of BSNL employees because fitment benefit for pension revision will depend upon the fitment benefit for pay revision of serving BSNL employees.

11.06.2018:

Meeting with General Manager (SR):

After the meeting with Director (PSU), DoT, GS and Shri S.P. Sharma GS BSNLWRU met GM(SR), BSNL and discussed about the developments taking place in DoT in respect of implementation of 3rd PRC recommendation in BSNL. In this regard GM (SR) updated us that Director (HR), BSNL is in constant touch with Member (F), DoT and Member (F) has also given assurance to Director (HR) BSNL that all efforts are being taken by DoT so that 3rd PRC recommendation can be implemented in BSNL with 15% fitment.

11.06.2018:

Applicability of E6 IDA pay scale upgradation under EPP to Group B absorbeed working as DGM on adhoc basis:

AIBSNLOA has been pursuing this issue for a very long time without let up and GM (Pers) on 31.5.2018 had agreed to issue necessary clarifications at the earliest. Finally BSNL CO has issued necessary clarifications as requested by us.   View our last letter on this issue     View orders

11.06.2018:

Provisional seniority of SDE (T) - List 8 - updated as on date:

BSNL CO has circulated the provisional seniority list-8 of SDEs (T) asking individuals to intimate errors and omissions through proper channel.   View letter       View list

11.06.2018:

Extending soft tenure facilities to JTO and below level grades (non-executives) opting/trasnferred to Circle Office, AP Circle at Vijayawada:

BSNL CO has conveyed its decision that soft tenure facilities to JTO and below level grades (non-executives) may continue till further orders. The period of soft tenure will be three years.   View orders

11.06.2018:

Preparatory work for promotion to different grades/streams - immediate updation of data in ERP:

BSNL CO has asked all executives to use POP UP window available to update their data immediately.   View orders

11.06.2018:

Implementation and compliance of office order - case of 147 plus LDCE executives:

BSNL CO has issued four orders of cancellation of promotion/reversion on implementing the decision of Hon'ble Supreme Court of India upholding the judgment of Hon'ble High Court Kerala.   View orders

06.06.2018:

Revision of seniority of 147 plus LDCE executives circulated vide BSNL letter No.15-8/2006-Pers-II dated 11th August 2008 - revised status of executives:

BSNL CO has issued four orders of cancellation of promotion/reversion on implementing the decision of Hon'ble Supreme Court of India upholding the judgment of Hon'ble High Court Kerala.   View orders

06.06.2018:

Revision of seniority of 147 plus LDCE executives circulated vide BSNL letter No.15-8/2006-Pers-II dated 11th August 2008.:

BSNL CO has issued orders implementing the decision of Hon'ble Supreme Court of India upholding the judgment of Hon'ble High Court Kerala.   View orders

06.06.2018:

Preparatory work for promotion to AGM (T) - data of executives from seniority list 8:

BSNL CO has called for data/tabulation sheet of all executives from Seniority List No.8.   View letter

06.06.2018:

Non receipt of APAR of Finance wing executives:

BSNL CO has circulated the names of 129 finance wing executives in respect of whom APAR upto 2015-16 have not yet been received.   View list

06.06.2018:

Promotion to DGM (F) grade - Non-receipt of APAR:

BSNL CO has circulated the names of 9 Executives whose APARs are yet to be received in BSNL CO and 16 Executives without disclosure certificate.   View lists

05.06.2018:

Govt not debarred from reservation in promotion to SC/ST employees: SC:

In a major relief to the Centre, the Supreme Court today allowed it to go ahead with reservation in promotion for employees belonging to the SC and ST category in "accordance with law". "It is made clear that the Union of India is not debarred from making promotions in accordance with law, subject to further orders, pending further consideration of the matter," the bench said.   Read More

05.06.2018:

Meeting with Jt. General Manager (Pers):

GS met Jt. GM (Pers) today and discussed about Seniority cum Finess promotion in different cadres and requested him to expedite the work so that promotion orders can be issued timely. Jt.GM (Pers) said that work is in progress and if everything goes in the right direction, promotion orders under SCF quota for JTO to SDE and SDE to DE may be issued in this month. However, for DE to DGM promotion it will take some more time since Supreme Court order on seniority as per Para 206 has to be implemented.

05.06.2018:

Updation of status in ERP - absorbed DGM:

BSNL CO has requested all circles to go through the attached list of DGMs (T) Adhoc/Regular and update the fields correctly before 11.6.2018.   View letter

02.06.2018:

Meeting with General Manager (SR):

GS along with leaders Organisation of BSNL Unions and Associations met GM (SR) yesterday and enquired about the status of 3rd PRC in DoT and submission of cabinet note for implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL. We also informed GM (SR) that already a letter has been given by OBUA to Hon'ble Prime Minister of India wherein it has been mentioned that for implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL approval of cabinet is not required. Because earlier also, at the time of implementation of 2nd PRC recommendation in MTNL, Hon'ble MOC has given approval of implementation of 2nd PRC in MTNL inspite of MTNL making losses. GM (SR) appreciated our point and we requested GM (SR) for taking up the case with this point so that 3rd PRC can be implemented in BSNL at the earliest.

We also drew his attention to our letter to Hon'ble Prime Minister in respect of the formation of BSNL tower company and appointment of CMD for it by DoT, which is against the Articles of Association of the tower company. (According to Article 130 “CHAIRMAN: (a) So long as the Company remains a subsidiary of BSNL, Chairman BSNL will also act as its Chairman or the BSNL may nominate a Director as Chairman of the Director's meetings and determine the period for which he is to hold office.”).

We enquired about the status of our letters requesting GM (SR) for allotment of office accommodation to AIBSNLOA in BSNL Corporate Office, special C/L to the office bearers of AIBSNLOA and grant of immunity to our office bearer also. GM (SR) assured us that he will take necessary action on our requests.

We also requested GM (SR) to intervene in the matter of transfer of our Circle President of UP (W), Who has been transferred from UP(W) to NE-II circle, on the plea of longest stay while two other DGMs (F) working in UP (W) Circle are having longer stay than him. GM (SR) assured us that he will talk to the GM (FP) and ask her to take necessary action on our request.

GM (SR) also informed us that a new Grievance Redressal Cell has been opened for resolving the problems of the pensioners and a link has been created which can be accessed online either through the mobile or web. (Form available at   https://goo.gl/forms/PI5OasDWWYsulgus2 )

02.06.2018:

Updation of status in ERP:

BSNL CO has requested all circles to go through the attached list and update the fields correctly before 6.6.2018 since the process for promotion to different grades of all streams is in advance stage.   View letter

02.06.2018:

Structure / size of Executives' bodies in Non-territorial circles:

BSNL CO has requested Non-territorial circles to furnish details in a specific format.   View letter

31.05.2018:

Meeting with General Manager (Pers):

GS along with Com. Sanjay Vishnoi met GM (Pers) on 30.5.2018 and discussed the following:

(I) Approval of cadre hierarchy by BSNL Board:

GM (Pers) told us that in the meeting of BSNL Board, held at Hyderabad, BSNL Board has given in-principle approval for amendment in present EPP and implementation of amendments from a prospective date i.e. 01.07.2018. As per new amendments all the executives who completed 12 years of service as SDE/AO or equivalent cadre will be designated as AGM/CAO etc. and those who completed 5 yeras of service as SDE/AO or equivalent cadre will be designated as Sr SDE/ Sr AO etc. All the JTO/ JAO and equivalent cadre executives who completed five year of service in the cadre will be designated as SDE/ AO etc. For further details he asked us to wait till the issue of circular on the subject matter.

(II) Filling up the vacant posts in different cadres:

We extended our thanks to GM (Pers) for issue the promotion orders from JTO to SDE under LDCE quota and requested him to take further necessary action for issue of promotion order for SCF quota also in different cadres because number of senior executives are waiting for their promotion for the last 20-25 years. GM (Pers) tlold that he also wanted to issue the promotion order from JTO to SDE under SCF quota but due to stay granted by Hon'ble High Court of Allahabad on promotion and delay in pronouncing the decision by Hon'ble High Court of Kerala, this may be delayed. In this regard efforts are being made for vacation of stay by convincing the petitioner to take back his application. GM(Pers) also said that hopefully decision of Hon'ble High Court of Kerala may be given in first week of June 2018. We requested GM(Pers) that before implementation of amended EPP all the vacant posts available in different cadres should be filled up. GM (Pers) assured us that before implementing the amended EPP all the available vacant posts in different cadres will be filled up as per present RRs. Later we learnt that necessary direction has been issued by the GM(Pers) to his staff for taking necessary action to fill up the vacant posts of SDE, DE and DGM. We will continue our efforts and hope that in next 1-2 months promotion orders in all cadres for the existing vacancies will be issued by the BSNL Management.

(iii) E-6 scale to adhoc DGM:

We once again raised this issue with GM (Pers) that we are still waiting for clarification on this issue. GM (Pers) immediately asked AGM (Pers-I) to put up the case for necessary clarification. He assured us that soon orders will be issued in this regard.

31.05.2018:

Organisation of BSNL Unions and Associations writes to Prime Minister requesting his intervention on removal of aberration in DPE guidelines on affordability for pay revision of BSNL employees:

'Affordability cannot be equated to profitability during any specific period. The performance of the CPSE vis-à-vis its stated objectives can only be a yardstick to decide on the pay revision. Employees cannot be asked to bear the cross for no fault of theirs. In this regard, it is pertinent to note that BSNL has good scores and rating in the annual Memoranda of Undertaking with DOT, which is a measure of financial and physical performance of BSNL in achieving the targets set by the administrative department, the DoT. It will also be appropriate to point out that BSNL has been achieving ‘Excellent’ rating every year in the Corporate Governance Grading Report compiled by DPE.'   Read More

31.05.2018:

Baba Ramdev's Patanjali ties up with BSNL for Swadeshi Samriddhi SIM cards:

Initially, only the employees and office bearers of Patanjali will be able to avail the benefits of the SIM card. After its full-fledged launch, people will get discount of 10 per cent on Patanjali products with this card. Just with the recharge of Rs 144, one would be able to make unlimited calls across the country, get 2 GB data pack and send 100 SMSs.   View orders

30.05.2018:

Promotion and posting in SDE (T) grade on the basis of LDCE 2015:

BSNL CO has issued orders of promotion and posting in SDE (T) grade on the basis of LDCE 2015 for remaining candidates as per Recruitment branch letter dated 20.4.2015.   View orders

30.05.2018:

Promotion and posting in SDE (T) grade on the basis of LDCE 2015 - Corrigendum:

BSNL CO has issued a corrigendum revising circle of posting for 149 executives.   View orders

30.05.2018:

Issue of extra increment on regular promotion in the same scale - undertaking required:

BSNL CO has circulated the undertaking required to be submitted, as directed by DoT.   View orders

30.05.2018:

Retention of BSNL accommodation in the cases of retirement, transfer, death:

BSNL CO has issued orders revising the retention policy in the cases of retirement, transfer, death.   View orders

30.05.2018:

Transfer and postings in DGM (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in DGM (T) grade.   View orders

30.05.2018:

Promotion to the grade of PPS:

BSNL CO has issued orders of promotion and postings in PPS grade.   View orders

30.05.2018:

Filing of e-apar for 2017-18 - extension of date:

BSNL CO has extended the last date of submission of e-APAR for 2017-18 till 5.6.2018.   View orders

28.05.2018:

Verification os service of BSNL absorbed employees and DOT employees after completion of 18 years of service or on being left with five years of service:

BSNL CO has asked the circles/units to furnish the requisite information in a proforma on monthly basis by first week of the succeeding month.   View orders

28.05.2018:

Release of retirement benefits during pendency of criminal appeal in respect of BSNL absorbed/recruited employees:

BSNL CO has asked Circles to take note of guidelines by DoT that during pendency of criminal appeal/revision, it may not be said that judicial proceedings have been concluded, as the matter has not attained finality yet and hence during pendency of judicial proceedings including criminal appeal/revision, DCRG may not be released to the concerned employees.   View letter

28.05.2018:

Transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

28.05.2018:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

25.05.2018:

Promotion and postings in SDE (T) grade under 33% competitive quota on the basis of LDCE held on 21.6.2015:

BSNL CO has issued orders of promotion and postings in SDE (T) grade under 33% competitive quota on the basis of LDCE held on 21.6.2015.   View orders

25.05.2018:

Holding Board meetings/strategy meets of central public sector enterprises:

AS per one of the action points given by Prime Minister, all CPSEs have been advised to hold atleast one or two Board Meetings/Strategic Meets or Conferences at any of the five destinations viz.Ajanta/Ellora, Bodhgaya, Hampi, Khajuraho and Mahabalipuram, in order to help to boost tourism sector of the country.   View DPE OM

23.05.2018:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

22.05.2018:

promotion to DGM (F) grade - non-receipt of APAR:

BSNL CO has circulated the names of 12 executives in respect of whom APARs are yet to be received.   View letter

22.05.2018:

Grievance redressal cell for retired employees:

BSNL CO has opened a Grievance redressal Cell for the retired employees under Staff Relation Cell.   View letter

22.05.2018:

Promotion and postings in SDE (C) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of promotion and postings in SDE (C) grade.   View letter

22.05.2018:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

22.05.2018:

Inter-circle transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of inter-circle transfers in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

18.05.2018:

Time schedule for preparation/completion of e-apar:

BSNL CO has circulated revised Time Schedule for preparation/completion of e-APAR.   View letter

18.05.2018:

Confirmation in the cadre of JTO appointed prior to formation of BSNL:

BSNL CO has asked Circles to issue confirmation orders to such Executives immedeiately.   View letter

18.05.2018:

Immunity from transfer for office bearers of associations:

BSNL CO has requested circles to furnish details of immunity facility availed by present office bearers in the past at any level and to incorporate such statistics against their names in the long stay list of the circle.   View letter

16.05.2018:

Cabinet approves enhancement of budget for implementation of Network for Spectrum for Defence Services:

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for enhancement of budget by Rs.11,330 crore for Network For Spectrum (NFS) project for laying of alternate communication network for Defence Services for release of spectrum over and above Rs.13,334 crore already approved by Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure in July, 2012. The project, being implemented by Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), will be completed in a period of 24 months.   Read More

16.05.2018:

Review DPC for promotion to EE (Civil) grade in compliance to PCAT Delhi orders - calling of VC & APAR:

BSNL CO has called for VC and APAR in respect of 60 executives for holding review DPC for promotion to EE (Civil) grade in compliance to PCAT Delhi orders dated 27.2.2017.   View letter

16.05.2018:

Decentralisation of paymnent of pensionary benefits in respect of Heads of BSNL Circles/BBNL/RLO/TERM Cell at respective CCA offices:

BSNL CO has circulated DoT letter on the subject for information and necessary action.   View letter

16.05.2018:

Transfer and postings in Architect stream:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfers and postings in JTO (Arch), Architect and Senior Architect grades.   View orders

15.05.2018:

Furnishing gradation particulars and VC for promotion to SDE grade under SCF & LDCE:

BSNL CO has asked 22 circles which have not yet sent the details, to forward the details latest by 25.05.2018.   View letter

15.05.2018:

Updation of BSNL employees details in ERP:

BSNL CO has requested six circles to update the staff information in respect of CSS/CSSS stream within two days.   View letter   View list

13.05.2018:

BSNL Has Been Allotted With Rs 150 Crore Smart City Projects: Manoj Sinha:

'Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited has been tackling the threat posed by incumbents in the last couple of years, and the telco even managed to increase its market share from 7.6% to 9.43%. BSNL CMD Anupam Shrivastava, during the company’s Heads of Circles Conference (HOCC) of senior officers of BSNL meeting in New Delhi, stressed that the telco has been able to increase the market share by going head-on with the private telecom operators. '   Read More

11.05.2018:

Organisation of BSNL unions and associations writes to Prime Minister regarding Violation of Government decision and rules by Department of Telecommunications in appointing CMD for BSNL Tower Corporation Limited:

'The Articles of Association of BSNL Tower Corporation Limited, under Para 130 provides that “CHAIRMAN (a) So long as the Company remains a subsidiary of BSNL, Chairman BSNL will also act as its Chairman or the BSNL may nominate a Director as Chairman of the Director's meetings and determine the period for which he is to hold office.”'   Read More

11.05.2018:

Pay fixation matters relating to BSNL employees under provisions of para II(V) of EPP - issue of increment on regular promotion to a scale- CAT Principal Bench New Delhi order dated 21-12-2017:

Consequent to Principal CAT Delhi quashing DoT order dated 5.7.2017, BSNL CO has directed circles to settle Pay/pension cases of affected executives accordingly and intimate CCAs concerned.   View letter

11.05.2018:

Provisionol Eligibility List of promotion to the grade of DGM on Regular Basis- Conduction of CPC in Telecom Finance:

BSNL CO has requested the circles to update the correct substantive status of CAOs Regular.   View letter

10.05.2018:

Modification/addition/deletion in SDE(T)RR 2002:

BSNL CO has circulated modification/addition/deletion in SDE(T)RR 2002.   View letter

10.05.2018:

Re-organisation of architectural establishment in BSNL:

BSNL CO has ordered re-organisation of Architectural establishment in BSNL.   View letter

09.05.2018:

Calling of volunteers in the cadre of SDE (T) for posting in NCNGN circle, BBNW Circle & NFS Circle:

BSNL CO has called for volunteers in the cadre of SDE (T) for posting in NCNGN circle, BBNW Circle & NFS Circle.   View letter

07.05.2018:

Calling of volunteers in the cadre of GM, DGM & SDE (t) for posting in proposed Information/Cyber Security Group at BSNL Corporate Office:

BSNL CO has called for volunteers in the cadre of GM, DGM & SDE (t) for posting in proposed Information/Cyber Security Group at BSNL Corporate Office.   View letter

07.05.2018:

Transfer and postings in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued two orders of transfer and postings in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

07.05.2018:

Identification of sensitive and non-sensitive posts:

BSNL CO has circulated revised list of posts/functions classified as sensitive.   View orders

03.05.2018:

Transfer and postings in DGM (F) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in DGM (F) grade.   View orders

03.05.2018:

Transfer and postings in AO/Sr.AO grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in AO/Sr.AO grade.   View orders

02.05.2018:

Timely submission of E-apar by the Executives:

Despite our best efforts, BSNL Management is yet to agree to re-opening of eAPAR window for 2016-17 for the Executives who could not submit their eAPAR in time last year. Hence all Executives are requested to submit their eAPAR before the extended time limit - 15th May 2018 when the eAPAR window closes for submission this year.

02.05.2018:

Timely completion and proper maintenance of APAR and communication of all entries to executives for fairness and transparency in public administration:

BSNL CO has circulated the list of 14 Finance Executives in respect of whom APARs have not yet been received.   View list

02.05.2018:

Transfer and postings in SDE (T):

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

02.05.2018:

Transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

01.05.2018:

Hon'ble MP Shri Rajesh Verma writes to MOSC on revision of pay scales of BSNL employees:

Following our meeting with Hon'ble MP Shri Rajesh Verma on 27.3.2018, he has written to MOSC requesting to consider the appeal from Organisation of BSNL Unions and Associations for revision of pay scales of BSNL employees.   View the letter

01.05.2018:

Grievances related to Recruitment Process followed in CPSEs:

DPE has requested Chief Executives of all CPSEs to keep in view the various grievances received by PMO, while making recruitment in CPSEs. One such grievance is that GATE examination is primarily for higher studies and not for recruitment to jobs/posts in CPSEs.   View DPE letter

01.05.2018:

Calling of volunteers from AGM level officers for posting in O/o CVO, BSNL CO:

BSNL CO has called for volunteers from among regular DEs/AGMs working in circles for posting in O/o CVO BSNL against two incumbents who are to complete prescribed term.   View orders

01.05.2018:

Transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade - cancellation:

BSNL CO has issued orders cancelling the transfer of one executive.   View orders

27.04.2018:

CHQ writes to MOSC stressing that approval of MOSC is enough for pay revision of BSNL executives:

'Thus it may be seen that there is no necessity for DoT seeking Cabinet approval for pay revision of BSNL Executives on similar circumstances and when BSNL Board has already communicated in its proposal for pay revision that the additional financial outgo will be met from its own resources.'   Read More

27.04.2018:

Transfer and postings in DGM (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in DGM (T) grade.   View orders

25.04.2018:

Meeting with Jt. General Manager (Pers):

GS met Jt GM(Pers) today and discussed the following:

1. Holding of DPC for JTO to SDE and SDE to AGM/DE:

Jt Gm (Pers) informed us that a Management Committee memo has been prepared and will be submitted to Management Committee for approval in the next week. After approval, work for DPC will be started for both the cadres.

2.Financial upgradation to E6 scale:

We also discussed about financial up-gradation of adhoc DGM to E6 scale and requested him to clear it at the earliest. Jt DGM (Pers) assured us that necessary action will be taken soon.

3.AGM to DGM promotion:

We also requested him to take necessary action for filling up the vacant posts of DGM by giving promotion to AGM (T). Jt DGM (Pers) told us that BSNL CO is not able to issue the promotion orders due to pending of court case. However BSNL has already filed a writ petition in the High court for vacation of the stay. Once the stay is vacated, BSNL will be in a position to issue the promotion order from AGM to DGM(T).

25.04.2018:

Review of extension of without voucher facility to retired employees:

BSNL CO has issued orders requesting circles to release the last two quarterly instalments for 2017-18, pending review.   View orders

25.04.2018:

Promotion and posting as DE/AGM on regular basis:

BSNL CO has issued orders promoting one executive to DE/AGM grade on regular basis.   View orders

24.04.2018:

Direct recruit DGM - field training:

BSNL CO has issued orders posting DR DGMS for 39 weeks field/on the job training.   View orders

24.04.2018:

Transfer and posting in SDE (T) grade - cancellation:

BSNL CO has issued orders cancelling transfer of one executive.   View orders

23.04.2018:

MTNL is winding up finally; here’s why:

'What has forced the government to explore the option is that MTNL’s 20-year licence fee will come up for renewal in April next year, which would require the company to pay an unaffordable Rs 11,000 crore.'   Read More

20.04.2018:

DPE needlessly advises DOT to get cabinet approval to relax/amend affordability clause for BSNL:

In our letter to Secretary DPE and then our submission to the Minister of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, we had drawn attention to the fact that the amendment to Presidential Order issued by DoT modifying the fitment benefit from 5% to 30% for MTNL Executives inspite of existence of affordability clause in Second PRC recommendations had only the approval of Hon’ble MOC&IT with the concurrence of Finance Wing of DoT. Therefore we feel that DPE advice to DoT to get cabinet approval for relaxation/amendment of guidelines is needless. AIBSNLOA will continue to take up the matter with DPE as well as MOSC.

20.04.2018:

Imposing penalty as per bsnl cda rules 2006 in case of disproportionate assets and illegal gratification:

BSNL CVO has reiterated that the disciplinary authorities should impose penalty of Removal/Dismissal from service on the delinquent officer in the cases involving disproportionate assets or illegal gratification.   View letter

20.04.2018:

updation of data in erp:

BSNL CO has instructed all execcutives to keep ready necessary data for updation to be done by them in ERP.   View orders

20.04.2018:

Longest circle stay of SDE (E) working as EE (E) on adhoc basis:

BSNL CO has circulated the list of SDEs (E) working as EE (E) on adhoc basis with longest stay in circle and asked them to exercise option for three vacant stations.   View letter

20.04.2018:

Transfer and posting in AO/Sr.AO grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in AO/Sr.AO grade.   View orders

17.04.2018:

Transfer and posting in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

16.04.2018:

Transfer and posting in AO/Sr.AO grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings/reallotment in AO/Sr.AO grade.   View orders

16.04.2018:

Preparation of all india eligibility list of JTO - discrepancies observed:

BSNL CO has circulated another list pointing out discrepancies in the gradation particulars sent by circles, requesting rectification of the discrepancies.   View letter

16.04.2018:

Grant of immunity to the office bearers of Associations - clarifications:

BSNL CO has issued clarifications on grant of immunity to the office bearers of associations.   View letter

13.04.2018:

Procedure to be observed by the Departmental Promotion Committees:

Based on the model calendar for DPCs issued by DoP&T vide its letter dated 8.5.2017, BSNL CO has modifed/changed APARs to be considered in the DPC/CPC, calculation of vacancies on calendar year basis and dates of various processes/stages involved in DPC/CPC.   View letter

12.04.2018:

Amendment in the payment of gratuity act, 1972 - enhancement of ceiling of the payment of gratuity to the employees of CPSE:

DPE has brought to the notice of all the CPSEs, the Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Act, 2018 and Ministry of Labour & Employment Notification dated 29.3.2018 enhancing the ceiling amount of gratuity payable to an employee to Twenty Lakh Rupees and indicating that the Act shall come into force from 29th March 2018.   View DPE OM

12.04.2018:

Child Care Leave (CCL) — Clarification:

DoP&T has issued orders clarifying that (i) An employee on CCL may be permitted to leave headquarters with the prior approval of appropriate competent authority.
(ii)LTC may be availed while an employee is on CCL.
(iii)An employee on CCL may proceed on foreign travel provided clearances from appropriate competent authorities are taken in advance.   View DoP&T OM

12.04.2018:

Holiday on April 14 2018:

BSNL CO has endorsed DoP&T OM published in this site on 3rd April 2018 declaring 14th April 2018 as closed holiday on account of birthday of Dr.B.R.Ambedkar.   View letter

11.04.2018:

Leaders of Organisation of BSNL Unions and Associations meet Shri Anant Geete, Hon'ble Minister of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises:

Taking forward their efforts further in the matter of early implementation of pay revision for BSNL employees, Leaders of Organisation of BSNL Unions and Associations, Com.Rakesh Sethi GS AIBSNLOA, Com.Rana Pratap GS BEA, Com.Zile Singh GS BSNLSU, Com Manoj Dewadi and Com.P.C. Rastogi AGS, AIBSNLOA met Shri Anant Geete, Hon'ble Minister of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises today and submitted a Memorandum requesting him to direct DoT regarding revision of pay scales of BSNL employees. They explained to him that BSNL's losses was due to its implementing social obligations of Government of India by providing financially unviable service in rural and remote areas, the Government not keeping its assurance at the time of formation of BSNL that it will be compensated for these services and BSNL being compelled to make pension contribution on the maximum of the pay scale instead of on the basis of actual pay, to cite a few reasons. They pointed out that MTNL employees were given pay revision with the maximum of 30% fitment during second pay revision, inspite of existence of affordability clause then too and MTNL making losses consecutively. BSNL had added 40 million subscribers in March 2018 alone, and it was necessary to keep the morale of the employees high in order to achieve early turn around of BSNL. They requested the Minister to ensure that DPE gives positive advice to DoT in response to its letter forwarding BSNL proposal for pay revision. Hon'ble Minister said that he will forward the Memorandum to DPE for examination and necessary action.   View the Memorandum

11.04.2018:

Leaders of Organisation of BSNL Unions and Associations meet Shri Krupal Tumane, Hon'ble MP, Ramtek (Maharashtra):

Leaders of Organisation of BSNL Unions and Associations, Com.Rakesh Sethi GS AIBSNLOA, Com.Rana Pratap GS BEA, Com.Zile Singh GS BSNLSU, Com Manoj Dewadi and Com.P.C. Rastogi AGS, AIBSNLOA met Shri Krupal Tumane, Hon'ble MP, Ramtek (Maharashtra) today and submitted a memorandum requesting him to take up the issue of pay revision of BSNL employees with Hon;ble Minister of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises. They explained to him in detail about strategic importance of BSNL and BSNL employees cannot be denied pay revision on the plea of affordability. Since DoT has forwarded BSNL proposal for pay revision to DPE for its advice, we urged him to talk to MoHI&PE regarding this. He assured that he will take up the issue with MoHI&PE and request him to do the needful for early implementation of pay revision of BSNL employees.

11.04.2018:

Transfer and postings in SDE (E) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in SDE (E) grade.   View orders

11.04.2018:

Promotion and postings in DGM (TF) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of promotion and postings in DGM (TF) grade on regular basis.   View orders

11.04.2018:

Promotion and posting in DGM (F) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of promotion and posting in DGM (F) grade on adhoc basis.   View orders

10.04.2018:

CHQ writes to Secretary DPE regarding Pay revision of BSNL Executives despite the affordability clause:

'From the amendment dated 10.5.2010 it may be seen that the fitment benefit of 30% had the approval of Hon’ble MOC&IT with the concurrence of Finance Wing of DoT. In both the occasions, MTNL making losses for several years consecutively and the Government Orders on 2nd PRC stipulating ‘affordability’ clause almost similar to the one recommended by the 3rd PRC were not a bar for MOC/DOT deciding to grant the maximum allowed fitment to MTNL executives....In view of the above, we request you to kindly advise DoT that Hon’ble MOSC is competent to approve pay revision of BSNL Executives w.e.f. 1.1.2017 as proposed by BSNL Board.'   Read More

10.04.2018:

CHQ writes to Secretary DoT regarding its proposal for disbursement of pension by CCAs directly in the accounts of Pensioners:

'In order that the pensioners/family pensioners are not put into unwarranted difficulties, we request that the proposal to entrust the PCCA/CCA offices with the job of disbursement of pension directly in the accounts of pensioners/family pensioners may be re-examined and withdrawn.'   Read More

10.04.2018:

Transfer and posting in DGM (F) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer/reallotment/cancellation in DGM (F) grade.   View orders

09.04.2018:

Reiteration of instructions relating to application of own merit in Direct Recruitment for appointment of Other Backward Classes:

'As per instructions issued vide this Department's OM No. 36012/2/96- Estt.(Res) dated 02.07.1997, in direct recruitments to Central Government jobs and services, the reserve category candidates who are selected on the same standard as applied to general candidates will not be adjusted against reserved vacancies.'   Read More from DoP&T OM

09.04.2018:

Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

09.04.2018:

Transfer and posting in CAO grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and posting in CAO grade.   View orders

09.04.2018:

Tenure transfers in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of tenure transfers in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

08.04.2018:

Meeting with GM (Pers):

GS along with Com. P.C.Rastogi, AGS and Com. Sanjay Vishnoi met GM (Pers) on Friday (6.4.2018) and discussed the following:

(i) Granting upgradation to E6 pay scale for executives working as DGM on adhoc basis:

We told GM(Pers) that this issue is pending from 2016 but till date no action has been taken to issue necessary clarification by pers section. We told GM (Pers) that due to wrong interpretation of an earlier clarification issued by Personnel section on 25.07.20012, not only field units but also BSNL CO is not allowing financial upgradation from E5 to E6 to DGM(Adhoc). We explained that while the clarification issued by BSNL Corporate Office vide letter No.400-66/2011-Pers.I dated 25th July 2012 on applicability of Foot Note-1 under Schedules IA, IB, IC and ID of BSNL MS RR 2009 states that “Any other level executives viz. DGM and above are not eligible for consideration under the EPP as their time bound upgradation to NF grades is clearly enshrined in the BSNL MS RR-2009.” As there is no provision for DGM (Adhoc) in BSNL MS RR, it is to be taken that the term ‘DGM’ in the above clarification is to be taken as Regular DGM. The substantive grade of Adhoc DGM is to be treated as Regular STS and these executives should be given the benefit of upgradation upto E6 scale as provided in the BSNL EPP 2007. GM (Pers) immediately called AGM (Pers-Policy) and asked him about the status of the issue. AGM told him that issue was submitted to MC but till date no decision has taken by the MC. GM (Pers) has given instruction to AGM (Pers-Policy) to submit the issue once again so that clarification can be issued.

(ii) Re-opening of eAPAR window for 2016-17:

We once again requested GM (Pers) for re-opening of eAPAR window for those executives who could not complete their eAPAR for the year 2016-17 due to various reasons. GM (Pers) assured us that necessary action will be taken soon.

(iii) Delay in finalisation of EPP Amendment & RR (Cadre Hierarchy) and Promotion from JTO to SDE and SDE to SDE to DE:

We drew attention of GM (Pers) on this issue and enquired him about the present status of finalisation of EPP Amendment & Recruitment Rules. GM (Pers) said that necessary details, as requested have already been forwarded to DoT and BSNL is waiting for their reply so that further action may be taken. We requested GM (Pers) that as finalisation of EPP A&RR is edelayed necessary action for issue of promotion orders from JTO to SDE and SDE to DE may be taken as per our earlier discussion, since there is lot of frustration among all the executives because of delay in issue of promotion orders. We requested him that the alternate plan may be implemented immediately for holding DPCs. GM (Pers) assured that action will be taken for getting early approval from BSNL Management for the alternate plan. We also drew the attention of GM (Pers) that still some senior executives of list no 3, 4 and 5 are waiting for their promotion. Earlier these executives could not get the promotion due to some reasons but now promotion orders can be issued for these executives because presently there is no dispute in these seniority lists. GM (Pers) spoke to Jt GM (Pers) and asked him to prepare list of executives who are still working as SDE and are in list no. 3, 4 and 5. He assured us necessary will be taken on this soon.
In addition, we also discussed some local issues of BSNL CO like Delay in releasing of look-on orders from SDE to DE, posting of staff in vacant posts and issue of look-on order for DE to DGM posts as number of DGM posts are lying vacant in BSNL CO. GM (Pers) assured us tht he will look in to this and issue necessary orders.

06.04.2018:

CORRIGENDUM IN RESPECT OF DECLARED MERIT LIST OF DIRECT JUNIOR ACCONTS OFFICERs (JAO) IN BSNL FROM OPEN MARKET THROUGH ONLINE COMPETITIVE EXAMINATIONS-2017 HELD ON 5TH& 6TH NOV 2017:

BSNL CO has issued corrigendum to its letter dated 26.3.2018.   View Corrigendum

06.04.2018:

Revision of pension of BSNL pensioners/family pensioners who retired prior to 10.6.2013, allowing fitment benefit of 78.2% IDA:

BSNL CO has requested the circles that the remaining pension revision cases as per 78.2% IDA fitment may be identified and sent to the concerned CCA at the earliest.   View letter

06.04.2018:

Refusal of promotion - implementation of guidelines:

SEA section of BSNL CO has requested circles to adhere to the instructions on the subject without fail.   View letter

05.04.2018:

e-APAR - Comprehensive guidelines:

BSNL CO has made it compulsory for all executives except unabsorbed ITS Group A officers to fill their APAR online w.e.f. 1.4.2018 for financial year 2017-18 onwards.   View letter

05.04.2018:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued two orders of tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

04.04.2018:

Increase in IDA w.e.f. 1.4.2018:

DPE issues orders revising IDA from from 126.9% to 127.2% w.e.f.1.4.2018.   View DPE letter

04.04.2018:

BSNL adds over 4 million subscribers in March:

'BSNL said that it has added more than 4 million subscribers in the month of March 2018. It has also added 1.2 million subscribers through MNP during the month.'   Read More

03.04.2018:

Declaration of holiday on 14th April 2018 - birthday of Dr.B.R.Ambedkar:

DoP&T has issued orders declaring 14th April 2018 as a closed holiday on account of birthday of Dr.B.R.Ambedkar, for all Central Government offices including Industrial Establishments throughout India.   View DoP&T letter

03.04.2018:

All India Eligibility list of JTO - Discrepancies in respect of UP (E) Circle:

BSNL CO has circulated the list of JTOs in respect of whom discrepancies have been found and requested UP (E) circle to correct the discrepancies.   View letter

02.04.2018:

Grant of vigilance clearance for passport:

After reviewing the existing guidelines, DoP&T has laid down fresh guidelines for grant of vigilance clearance to the Government Servant for obtaining Indian Passport.   View DoP&T letter