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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




04.08.2020:

Refund of premium deducted after the due date i.e. February 2020 in respect of memebrs of Group Term Insurance with LIC of India:

BSNL CO has circulated the names of 26 executives in respect of whom the annual premium has been deducted from the salaries of the Month of March, April and May 2020, in clear violation of instructions and has asked the circles to refund the premium deducted.   View letter

30.07.2020:

Clarification regarding calculating of stay particulars:

BSNL CO has issued clarifications on counting of period of deputation for stay period in a circle/unit.   View letter

30.07.2020:

Instructions regarding O&M and functioning of administrative offices:

BSNL CO has issued revised instructions in respect of attendance in administrative officesin view of spread of COVID-19.   View letter

29.07.2020:

CHQ writes to CMD on Harassment of the Executives, both retired and serving, by Calcutta Telephones, wrongly Interpreting BSNL letter No.5-32/2013/Estt.IV dated 22.12.2015 and ordering for recovery of huge amount:

'The said order BSNL No.1-16/2010-PAT(BSNL) dated 7.5.2010, based on which the pay of these TTAs and other non-executives were fixed in the revised scale on the date of their regular promotion as JTO, has neither been withdrawn nor has been superseded till date. '   Read More

21.07.2020:

CHQ writes to Home Secretary Violation of guidelines issued by Ministry of Home Affairs on COVID-19 management, by Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) proposing to hold election for membership verification of Executive Associations on 18.8.2020:

'We would therefore request you to kindly intervene and cause advice to BSNL Management not to violate the MHA guidelines on COVID-19 containment and also not to put the lives of its employees at risk. BSNL Management may be advised to defer the proposal to hold verification elections till the country is completely free of the COVID-19 pandemic.'   Read More

21.07.2020:

Second membership verification of executives association - sample ballot paper:

BSNL CO has circulated the sample ballot paper.   View letter

21.07.2020:

Second membership verification of executives association - final list of eligible association:

BSNL CO has circulated the final list of eligible associations.   View letter

20.07.2020:

Second membership verification of executives association - list of eligible association:

BSNL CO has added another association in the list which had been inadvertantly left from the list circulated earlier.   View letter

15.07.2020:

Final seniority list in the grade of JTO (Arch) a on 1.2.2020:

BSNL CO has circulated the Final seniority list in the grade of JTO (Arch) a on 1.2.2020.   View letter

15.07.2020:

Promotion to SDE (T) grade against 67% scf quota for vacancy years 2009-10 and 2010-11:

BSNL CO has issued correction in vacancy year in respect of four executives.   View letter

14.07.2020:

Conduct of second membership verification of Executives association in BSNL - list of eligible associations - AIBSNLOA is a participant:

BSNL CO has circulated the list of nine eligible associations found to be eligible for participation in the second membership verification, which includes AIBSNLOA.   View letter

10.07.2020:

CHQ writes to CMD on promotion from JTO (T) to SDE (T) grade - case of left out JTO of DoT era and early BSNL recruitees:

'This is very much required in the post-VRS period, where the executives are shouldering additional work load and responsibilities and need motivation.'   Read More

10.07.2020:

Payment of 3rd installment of exgratia in respect of employees retired under BSNL VRS 2019:

BSNL CO has issued instructions for regulating release of 3rd installment of exgratia to the retirees in respect of whom there is variation in last pay drawn.   View letter

10.07.2020:

Conduct of second membership verification for recognition of majority representative association in BSNL - postal ballot:

BSNL CO has circulated procedure for casting postal ballot.   View letter

09.07.2020:

Instructions regarding timely release/payment of gratuity for avoiding payment of interest on delayed payment:

BSNL CO has issued instructions regarding strict adherence to Rule 9 and Rule 68 of CCS (Pension) Rules 1972.   View letter

09.07.2020:

Fixation of pay of officiating JTO under FR 22 (1)(a)(i) and reversion before sending them for Phase I training:

BSNL CO has clarified that as per final order of PCAT New Delhi, pay fixation before and after 2nd PRC shall be as mentioned in letter dated 22.12.2015 but provision mentioned in the letter regarding reversion before sending for Phase I training has been set aside by the PCAT.   View letter

09.07.2020:

Conduct of second membership verification for recognition of majority representative association in BSNL - appointment of observers:

BSNL CO has circulated a overview of observers' duties.   View letter

08.07.2020:

Cadre controlling functions in respect of unabsorbed Group C & D employees working in various circles, maintance regions etc of BSNL:

BSNL CO has circulated DoT instructions that these functions may be dealt with and decided by the Director (Estt) nominated in concerned Telecom Circle as per extant rules/instructions issued by Government of India.   View letter

07.07.2020:

CHQ writes to CMD on promotion from AO to CAO grade:

'With large number of executives opting for VRS, there is shortage in CAO grade everywhere.'   Read More

03.07.2020:

CHQ writes to CMD BSNL on Promotion from SDE (T) to DE/AGM grade:

'After a large number of DEs took VR under BSNL VRS 2019, there are sufficient number of vacancies and also dire requirements of DEs/AGMs in the SSAs. In this regard, BSNL CO has also issued direction to field units to fill up all the vacancies by giving promotion to eligible SDE as DE/AGMs on Look after basis. '   Read More

03.07.2020:

Conduct of second membership verification for recognition of majority representative association in BSNL - ballot boxes:

BSNL CO has issued instructions discontinuing procurement of ballot boxes from Election Commission and using tender boxes available in circle offices and SSAs.   View letter

01.07.2020:

Conduct of second membership verification for recognition of majority representative association in BSNL - electoral rolls of non-territorialcircles:

BSNL CO has issued guidelines for preparation of electroal rolls of non-territorial circles.   View letter

30.06.2020:

Decrease in IDA w.e.f. 1.7.2020:

According to calculations based on All India Consumer Price Index for Industrial workers for March 2020 (326), April 2020 (329) and May 2020 (330), IDA will decrease w.e.f. 1.7.2020 by 0.8% from 160.7% to 159.9%.

30.06.2020:

Conduct of second membership verification for recognition of majority representative association in BSNL - setting up of polling booths:

BSNL CO has issued instructions for setting up of polling booths ensuring social distancing of voters.   View letter

30.06.2020:

Conduct of second membership verification for recognition of majority representative association in BSNL - BSNL writes to Election Commission of India:

'In order to focus full attention on successful completion of VRS and revival measures, MV process was deferred. Now, it has been decided to conduct the Membership Verification with the date of voting on 18.08.2020.'   View letter

30.06.2020:

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

BSNL CO has endorsed DoT letter No.36-9/2002-Pen(T) dated 5.6.2020, which has conveyed DoP&PW view that in cases where the judicial proceedings for any act could be termed as misconduct under the provisions of CCS (Conduct) Rules are continued after retirement such judicial proceedings shall come under the purview of Rule 9 and Rule 69 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972.   View letter

29.06.2020:

Conduct of second membership verification for recognition of majority representative association in BSNL - BSNL writes to Chief Labour Commissioner:

'In order to focus full attention on successful completion of VRS and revival measures, MV process was deferred. Now, it has been decided to conduct the Membership Verification with the date of voting on 18.08.2020.'   View letter

27.06.2020:

Payment of second installment of ex-gratia in respect of employees retired under BSNL VRS 2019:

BSNL CO says the fund sanctioned is equivalent to 22.5% of the total ex-gratia amount and has asked circles to ensure payment of second installment equal to 22.5% of the admissible ex-gratia amount by 29.6.2020.   View letter

27.06.2020:

Settling refund and recovery cases of group term insurance:

BSNL CO has issued instructions to settle the pending cases of refund and recovery of GTI at the earliest.   View letter

26.06.2020:

Conduct of second membership verification for recognition of majority representative association in BSNL - extension of facilities:

BSNL CO has conveyed that the facilities during the process of verification will also include immunity from transfer to eligible office bearers.   View letter

26.06.2020:

Conduct of second membership verification for recognition of majority representative association in BSNL - appointment of observer:

BSNL CO has intimated that circular regarding appointment of observer will be issued later. However while appointing ARO it should be kept in mind that executive to be appointed as observer will have to be senior to ARO.   View letter

25.06.2020:

Conduct of second membership verification for recognition of majority representative association in BSNL - clarification regarding appointment of Assistant returning officer:

BSNL CO has modified the earlier order providing for appointment of sufficiently senior executive posted in SSA as ARO, as presently there are no officers of DGM level in many SSAs.   View letter

25.06.2020:

Conduct of second membership verification for recognition of majority representative association in BSNL - preparation of electroal rolls:

BSNL CO has reiterated to adhere to three stages for preparation of voters list.   View letter

25.06.2020:

Conduct of second membership verification for recognition of majority representative association in BSNL - non-transfer of executives till completion of the process - modifications:

BSNL CO has issued clarified that the last date for implementation of these hard/soft zone transfer orders will remain the same i.e. 22.07.2020. This relaxation in last date will notbe applicable to other categories of transfer under exceptions.   View letter

24.06.2020:

CHQ writes to CMD BSNL requesting withdrawal of instructions issued vide BSNL CO vide letter BSNL letter No.BSNL/Admn.1/15-12/18 dated 8.5.2020 :

'Therefore, the present BSNL order No. BSNL/Admn.1/15-12/18 dated 8.5.2020 fixing the ceiling with Basic Pay + DA on date of retirement, contravenes the BSNL order dated 8.9.2010 issued with the approval of the BSNL Board.'   Read More

24.06.2020:

CHQ writes to CMD BSNL regarding Harassment of Executives and retired executives by CTD administration, wrongly interpreting BSNL letter No.5-32/2013/Estt.IV dated 22.12.2015:

'Vide BSNL letter No.5-32/2013/Estt.IV dated 22.12.2015, instructions were issued regarding fixation of pay of officiating JTOs under FR 22 1 (a) (i) and reversion before sending them for Phase I training. This order pertains to screening test qualified TTAs officiating as JTO and covered by JTO Recruitment Rules 2014. Earlier, vide BSNL letter No.5-20/2015/Estt.IV/RR2014 dated 20.11.2015, instructions had been issued for sending these officiating JTOs to Phase I training directly (without reversion). The letter dated 22.12.2015 clearly mentions that it supersedes the letter dated 20.11.2015 pertaining to those covered by JTO RR 2014.'   Read More

22.06.2020:

Conduct of second membership verification for recognition of majority representative association in BSNL - non-transfer of executives till completion of the process:

BSNL CO has issued orders that normal/reotational outstation transfer orders of executives shall not be issued and those issued till date, which are not implemented till 30.6.2020 may be kept in abeyance till completion of process or further orders.   View letter

19.06.2020:

Conduct of second membership verification for recognition of majority representative association in BSNL - Appointment of Chief Returning Officer:

BSNL CO has issued orders appointing Chief Returning Officer for conduct of second membership verification for recognition of majority representative association in BSNL.   View letter

19.06.2020:

Conduct of second membership verification for recognition of majority representative association in BSNL - Appointment of core group:

BSNL CO has appointed core group for conduct of second membership verification for recognition of majority representative association in BSNL.   View letter

18.06.2020:

CHQ writes to CMD BSNL requesting him to drop the idea of Second Membership verification of Executive Associations:

'We are grievously shocked over the BSNL letter cited under reference, notifying 2nd membership verification, at a time when BSNL is burning and not able to pay
(i) Salary of its employees regularly,
(ii) Medical bills to working as well as retired employees,
(iii) Electricity bills,
(iv) Vendor bills,
(v) Contract labour wages.
In addition to this, an amount deducted from the salary of employees, against their society loan, bank loan, insurance premia, GPF contribution, etc. has not been paid to respective co-operative societies, to banks, to LIC and even to DoT. And when the entire country is burning due to unforeseen COVID-19 crisis and in lockdown, fixing the date of election date as 18.8.2020, can only be called as a horrendous and atrocious decision.'   Read More

18.06.2020:

CHQ writes to CMD BSNL regarding Non-drawal of salary for May 2020:

'We are sorry to say but by now it has become the practice of BSNL Management not to pay the salary of its employees in time. Once again, we, as a result of this, convey the deep disappointment and resentment in the minds of BSNL employees over non-payment of their salary for May 2020 till today. While, BSNL employees have been rendering unfailing telecom services during the lockdown, risking their lives, this attitude of the Management is quite appalling.'   Read More

17.06.2020:

CMD writes to Chief Secretary, West Bengal seeking protection for BSNL officers and staff under Calcutta Telephones:

CMD writes to Chief Secretary, West Bengal bringing to his notice that CTD is facing serious obstruction from job contract labours who are working through various tenders in CTD under job contract scheme and seeking protection for BSNL officers. It may be recalled that AIBSNLOA had drawn attention of CMD to this issue through its letter dated 9.6.2020.   View letter

17.06.2020:

Non-settlement of claim under GSLI to BSNL beneficieries by LIC :

In response to AIBSNLOA letter dated 28.5.2020 on the issue, BSNL CO has asked circles to furnish information including interest, if any to be paid, for delayed remittance to LIC, calling funds from Banking Cell.   View letter

17.06.2020:

Relieving of officers/executives under transfer:

BSNL CO has issued instructions for relieving of officers under transfer in view of the efforts of the Government to unlock the country in a planned and phase-wise manner.   View letter

17.06.2020:

Conduct of second membership verification for recognition of majority representative association in BSNL - Preparation of electoral rolls:

BSNL CO has issued guidelines for preparation of electoral rolls for conduct of second membership verification for recognition of majority representative association in BSNL.   View letter

16.06.2020:

Conduct of second membership verification for recognition of majority representative association in BSNL:

BSNL CO has called for applications for participating in the second membership verification for recognition of majority representative association in BSNL, with the date of polling 18.8.2020.   View letter

16.06.2020:

Conduct of second membership verification for recognition of majority representative association in BSNL - extension of facilities to participating associations:

BSNL CO has issued orders extending facilities to participating associations.   View Orders

15.06.2020:

Calling of option from willing CAO/AO for posting in COBSNL:

BSNL CO has invited applications from the willing CAO/AO for posting in BSNL CO.   View letter

12.06.2020:

Promotion and postings to the grade of SE (Civil) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of promotion and postings to the grade of SE (Civil) grade on regular basis.   View Orders

11.06.2020:

CHQ writes to CMD BSNL requesting intervention in an unwarranted mess created by BSNL administration and Telecom employees’ co-operative societies :

'The whole mess started with BSNL circles/SSAs not crediting the monthly subscription and other dues recovered from the salaries of the employees month after month, to the concerned Societies.'   Read More

11.06.2020:

Merger of non-territorial circles:

BSNL CO has circulated DoT letter conveying arrangement for the purpose of pension and GPF settlement of combined service optees of the units which have been merged.   View letter

09.06.2020:

CHQ writes to CMD BSNL requesting early payment of balance ex-gratia to BSNL VRS 2019 retirees:

'It needs to be understood that every employee who opted for VRS had taken a hard decision to severe ties with the organization he had been associated with for many decades, after conscious and laborious calculations of the ex-gratia he would receive and plans to cope up with the future, drawing less than half of the salary he had been drawing earlier, in the absence of payment of gratuity and commuted amount of pension. These VRS retirees are really anxious about receipt of the remaining 68.7% ex-gratia payment.'   Read More

09.06.2020:

CHQ writes to CMD BSNL requesting resolving of conflicts in the field due to non-payment of wages of contract labourers:

'We believe that you would be aware of the situation in the field arising out of non-payment of wages to contract labourers for months together. There is unforeseen frustration and unrest among the contract labourers which has resulted in unwanted conflicts in the field units, where the field level executives are required to execute maintenance and other works.'   Read More

09.06.2020:

CHQ writes to DoT again on Extending the benefit of payment of compensation of Rs.10 lakhs to all employees of BSNL to cover death due to Covid -19 while discharging official duties:

'Extending the benefit of payment of compensation of Rs.10 lakhs to all employees of BSNL to cover death due to Covid -19 while discharging official duties '   Read More

09.06.2020:

Allowing outdoor claims with the latest prescription:

Conceding our request dated 18.5.2020   [View CHQ letter] to allow outdoor claim with latest prescription available, BSNL CO has issued instructions allowing outdoor medical claims with latest prescriptions available which are not older than six months.   View BSNL letter

04.06.2020:

Option to change authorisation for deduction of membership subscription of union/association:

BSNL CO has issued instructions that the option to change or opt out authorisation for deduction of membership subscription from the salary is allowed from 16th June to 15th July 2020.   View letter

01.06.2020:

CHQ writes to CMD BSNL requesting extension of time limit for submission of valid documentary proof for conversion of Residential Service Telephone to RE- BSNL category:

'But due to bulk retirement under BSNL VRS 2019, still a large number of retired employees are to get their ePPO issued by the concerned CCAs. Even those who have got their ePPO could not submit it for conversion into RE-BSNL category due to continuous lockdown since 24th March 2020.'   Read More

01.06.2020:

CHQ writes to CMD BSNL requesting immediate clearing of all pending payments towards reimbursement of medical claims with voucher, without voucher and for indoor treatment:

'Health care benefits are of critical importance to most of the employees, both serving as well as retired. Ensuring wellness of the employees is one of the primary responsibilities of any Management. Non-payment of claims for reimbursement with voucher/without voucher and also for indoor treatment, for more than a year, has put the employees under severe financial and mental stress. The sufferings of the retired employees need not be over emphasized.'   Read More

28.05.2020:

CHQ writes to CMD BSNL requesting immediate payment of GSLI amount to those who retired under BSNL VRS 2019:

'Unfortunately, it has been reported that most of the VRS retirees have not received payment from the Scheme, even after lapse of four months. It is learnt that in many Circles, BSNL has not raised claim with the LIC of India for payment of the amount at credit of the members.'   Read More

28.05.2020:

CHQ writes to CMD BSNL on allowing retention of quarters beyond 8 months in respect of recently retired BSNL employees:

'Due to the extra-ordinary situation of continuous lockdown due to COVID-19, no retired employee, retaining the quarters, could move out. Even if the lockdown is lifted, it may not be feasible for vacating the quarters and moving out in the near future due to safety concerns related to COVID-19, which is alarmingly increasing every day.'   Read More

28.05.2020:

Final seniority list in the grade of Executive Engineer (C) for executives absorbed in BSNL - post-VRS scenario:

BSNL CO has issued the updated, revised final seniority list in EE (C) grade as on 1.5.2020.   View list

26.05.2020:

DoT withdraws its OM dated 28.4.2020:

DoT virtually withdraws its OM dated 28.4.2020, wherein it had said that for those retiring in April 2020, retirement benefits be paid at old Dearness Relief as on 1.1.2020.   Read More

18.05.2020:

CHQ writes to CMD BSNL conveying disappointment and resentment of employees over non-payment of April salary:

The apathy of BSNL management in keeping its employees unpaid, even when BSNL employees have been rendering unfailing telecom services during the lockdown, risking their lives, is quite appalling.   Read More

18.05.2020:

CHQ writes to CMD BSNL on Modifications in the procedure for the outdoor medical claim for BSNL employees (serving / Retired) and requesting withdrawal of instructions:

Reducing the ceiling to 15 days will adversely affect the serving employees as well as the retired employees, as the cost of outdoor treatment including cost of medicines growing alarmingly very high every year. Apart from this, the order itself appears to have been issued in a hurry, without considering the objective of rolling out the BSNL MRS and previous orders issued under the scheme and without any dialogue with the stakeholders.   Read More

18.05.2020:

CHQ writes to CMD requesting allowing outdoor claim with the latest prescription available, in view of lockdown due to COVID-19:

We therefore request you to cause issue of instructions to all circles/units that claims with the latest available prescription may be allowed for such chronic illnesses, till the country exits from the COVID-19 lockdown.   Read More

12.05.2020:

Procedure for outdoor medical claim for BSNL employees (serving/retired):

BSNL CO has issued modification in the procedure for outdoor medical reimbursement to BSNL employees (Serving/Retired).   View the letter

12.05.2020:

Extension of last date for submission of e-apar for 2019-20:

BSNL CO has issued orders extending last date of submission of self appraisal through ESS portal upto 15th June 2020.   View the letter

07.05.2020:

Brief on COVID-19 impact and VRS expenditure for financial closure 2019-20:

'The cash collection during March was lower than expected by about Rs. 500 cr; however, no significant reduction in revenue generation is anticipated in post paid segments of Mobile, Landline, Broadband, FTTH and Enterprise. On the other hand, cost savings have been achieved due to better Electricity Board Supply availability, and resulting into saving of Fuel (Diesel) expense.'   Read More

06.05.2020:

Payment of leave encashment in respect of VRS 2019 optees whose vigilance clearance is withheld:

BSNL CO has clarified that the competent authority for sanctioning encashment of leave is required to examine each case individually and withhold leave encashment only in such cases where the amount recoverable exceeds the amount of gratuity and ex-gratia withheld.   View the letter

05.05.2020:

Extension of validity of BSNL MRS card for BSNL retired employees :

BSNL CO has issued instructions to circles for extending the validity of BSNL MRS card of BSNL retired employees upto 30.6.2020 or till further orders.   View the letter

04.05.2020:

CHQ writes to CMD regarding : Non-compliance of the Ministry of Home Affairs Orders on Preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 - Consolidated revised guidelines for protection and safety of employees/officers required to come to office:

'In this regard, we want to draw your kind attention to the fact that in some places above mentioned guidelines are not being followed strictly in field units. This may lead to unnecessarily putting the employees and officers to the danger of infection.'   Read More

01.05.2020:

Effective use of 'aarogyasetu' app for breaking the chain of transmission of COVID-19 :

BSNL CO has issued instructions for downloading 'Aarogyasetu' App on their mobile phones immediately and to follow the directions listed.   View the letter

30.04.2020:

BSNL endorses DoP&T OM on Preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 – Guidelines for protection and safety of Persons with Disabilities:

BSNL CO has endorsed DoP&T OM on Preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 – Guidelines for protection and safety of Persons with Disabilities.   View the letter

28.04.2020:

Freezing of dearness allowance to employees drawing CDA pay scales at current rates till July 2021:

DPE has endorsed the DoE OM dated 23.4.2020, to the administrative ministries for necessary action.   View DPE OM

28.04.2020:

CHQ writes to CMD regarding Preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 – Guidelines for protection and safety of Persons with Disabilities:

'We, therefore, request you to kindly cause endorsement of this DoP&T Order to the BSNL Circles/Units for information and necessary action as required.'   Read More

28.04.2020:

DoT issues instructions in respect of IDR increase w.e.f.1.4.2020 for BSNL pensioners:

DoT issues instructions for payment of increase in IDR w.e.f. 1.4.2020 for BSNL pensioners who retired prior to 1.4.2020. Those retiring in April will be paid at the old rates.   View the DoT letter

25.04.2020:

CHQ writes to Secretary DoT requesting extending the benefit of payment of compensation of Rs.10 lakhs to all employees of BSNL to cover death due to Covid -19 while discharging official duties:

'We draw your kind attention to the Department of Posts letter cited under reference, wherein provision has been made for payment of compensation of Rs.10 lakhs to all Departmental employees of Department of Posts and all categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) succumbing to the disease while brought on duty.'   Read More

24.04.2020:

Centralised TR activities post-VRS:

BSNL CO has centralised/reorganised TR activities of all verticals for optimum utilisation of available manpower after VRS.   View the letter

23.04.2020:

Option for old/new tax regime for the purpose of TDS recovery:

BSNL CO has extended the last date for submission of option to 31st May 2020.   View the letter

22.04.2020:

Disclosure of below benchmark grading in ACR prior to the reporting period 2008-09:

DoP&T has reiterated that only such below benchmark ACRs prior to the reporting period 2008-09 need to be disclosed to the officer reported upon for his representation, as are reckonable for assessment of fitness in future DPCs.   View the DoP&T letter

22.04.2020:

TBP becoming due during tenure of deputation to other organisations/DoT:

BSNL CO has clarified that the service rendered under deputation with due approval of competent quthority qualifies for all service benefits in the parent cadre/organisation.   View the letter

21.04.2020:

Calling of option for new tax regime for the purpose of TDS recovery:

BSNL CO has called for option under Section 115 BAC of Income Tax Act 1961 for the purpose of TDS from salary, making it clear on the basis of CBDT circular dated 13.4.2020 [already published in this website] that the option can be changed by the employee at the time of filing of return of income and that if such intimation is not made, TDS will be made without considering the provisions of Section 115 BAC of the Act, [that is to say TDS will be made on the basis of old tax regime].   View the letter

21.04.2020:

Extension of revalidation of BSNLMRS card for BSNL retired employees:

BSNL CO has extended revalidation of BSNLMRS card for BSNL retired employees of BSNL CO till 30.6.2020 or till further order, whichever is earlier.   View the letter

17.04.2020:

Revision of IDA w.e.f. 1.4.2020:

BSNL CO has endorsed DPE orders revising IDA w.e.f. 1.4.2020 to 160.7%.   View the letter

16.04.2020:

Extension of validity of BSNL MRS card:

GS today spoke to Director (HR) and requested him that a common order may be issued for extending the validity of BSNL MRS cards beyond 30.4.2020, in view of the lockdown due to COVID-19. Director (HR) has agreed to consider our request.

15.04.2020:

Voluntary contribution by the employees of BSNL to PM CARES fund:

BSNL CO has requested contribution of one day salary (basic plus DA) by all executives and non-executives, towards PM CARES FUND. The contribution is purely voluntary and those employees who do not wish to contribute may intimate their unwillingness to the respective DDOs in writing before 25.4.2020.   View the letter

14.04.2020:

Interest rate for GPF accumulation drastically reduced:

Department of Economic Affairs has issued orders reducing the interest rate for GPF accumulations to 7.1% w.e.f. 1.4.2020.   View CBDT letter

13.04.2020:

Modifications in FTTH policy:

BSNL CO has circulated addition/alteration in the Open Policy for providing FTTH service the customers.   View the letter

09.04.2020:

Interest rate for GPF accumulation drastically reduced:

Department of Economic Affairs has issued orders reducing the interest rate for GPF accumulations to 7.1% w.e.f. 1.4.2020.   View DoEA letter

06.04.2020:

Postponement of relieving of executives/officers under transfer:

BSNL CO has issued instructions that no employee/officer under transfer should be relieved during the lockdown period.   View the letter

04.04.2020:

Increase in IDA w.e.f. 1.4.2020:

DPE has issued orders increase in IDA w.e.f. 1.4.2020 from 157.3% to 160.7%.   View DPE letter

31.03.2020:

Increase in IDA w.e.f. 1.4.2020:

According to calculations based on All India Consumer Price Index for Industrial workers for December 2019 (330), January 2020 (330) and February 2020 (328), IDA will increase w.e.f. 1.4.2020 by 3.4% from 157.3% to 160.7%.

31.03.2020:

Extesnion of timelines for recording APAR of Group A, B and C officers of Central Civil Services:

DOP&T has issued fresh time schedule, as a one time measure, for reporting/reviewing APARs of the year 2019-20, in view of COVID-19 lockdown.   View DOP&Tletter

31.03.2020:

Counting of the limitation period for the diverse purposes under CCS (CCA) Rules 1965, CCS (Pension) Rules 1972:

DOP&T has conveyed the decision not to count the period of lockdown due to COVID-19, for the purposes of adherence to the prescribed timelines under these rules.   View DOP&Tletter

31.03.2020:

Retirement of Government servants on 31st March 2020:

DoP&T has clarified that the Government employees attaining the age of superannuation on 31.3.2020 shall retire from service on 31.3.2020 irrespective of whether they are working from home or office.   View DOP&T letter

26.03.2020:

Instructions regarding payment of ex-gratia:

BSNL CO has issued instructions to circles/units regarding payment of ex-gratia, explaining how calculations have been made keeping in view the funds allotted by the Government.   View letter

26.03.2020:

Welfare measures for workers of Central public sector enterprises during outbreak of covid-19:

DPE has asked all CPSEs to comply with the instructions contained in DO letter of Secretary, Ministry of Labour & Employment on the subject.   View DPE letter

23.03.2020:

Instructions regarding payment of VRS dues:

BSNL CO has issued instructions regarding payment of VRS dues, which includes "The amount that will be paid to the VRS optees shall be 31.3% of the gross provisional amount of ex-gratia."   View letter

23.03.2020:

BSNL employees Gratuity trust rules:

BSNL CO has issued instructions to ensure that the Gratuity is paid in the month of March 2020 in respect of employees who have retired under BSNL VRS 2019 and are eligible for Gratuity as per BSNL Employees Gratuity Trust Rules.   View letter

23.03.2020:

Emergency instructions in view of COVID 19:

BSNL CO has issued detailed instructions valid till 31st March 2020 unless until conveyed otherwise, while endorsing DPE OM dated 22.3.2020 on the subject.   View letter

23.03.2020:

Posting on promotion in the grade of DGM (T) - modification:

BSNL CO has issued revised posting orders in respect of 18 executives promoted to the grade of DGM (T) vide its orders dated 20.2.2020.   View letter

22.03.2020:

Preventive measures to achieve social distancing to contain spread of COVID-19 - relaxation in CCS (Leave) Rules 1972:

DoP&T has conveyed the approval of the competent authority to grant commuted leave without production of medical certificate to those officials who are above 50 years of age and have underlying conditions i.e. Diabetes, Respiratory problems, Renal diseases and other life-threatening illness, for a period upto 4th April 2020 so as to avoid unnecessary burden on the health care system.   View DoP&T letter

22.03.2020:

Policy for provision of GSM in lieu of residential service telephone connections/concessional telephone facilities to serving/retired employees of BSNL in areas declared :

BSNL CO has issued certain clarifications on the above subject.   View letter

19.03.2020:

Preventive measures to be taken to contain the spread of COVID19 by the Central Public Sector Enterprises:

DPE has circulated the DoP&T OM on preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID19.   View letter

19.03.2020:

Post based roster in the grade of SDE (Arch) / AE (Arch):

BSNL CO has circulated post based roster in the grade of SDE (Arch) / AE (Arch) for the year 2019, duly inspected by the CLO (SCT), BSNL CO.   View letter

16.03.2020:

Provisional seniority list in JTO (Arch) grade as on 1.2.2020:

BSNL CO has circulated provisional seniority list in JTO (Arch) grade as on 1.2.2020.   View letter

12.03.2020:

Ex-gratia payment for BSNL VRS 2019 retirees:

BSNL CO has circulated DoT letter dated 16.1.2020 regarding Standard Operating Procedure for payment of ex-gratia to all BSNL VRS 2019 retirees for necessary action.   View letter

12.03.2020:

Attendance with I-card only:

BSNL CO has issued instructions for biometric attendance with I-card only, i.e without thumb impression for three months.   View letter

12.03.2020:

Tenure transfers in DE/AGM grade:

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

06.03.2020:

Exemption to employees to mark biometrict attendance in Aadhar Based Biometric Attendance System:

DoP&T has requested all Ministries/Departments to exempt their employees from marking biometrict attendance in Aadhar Based Biometric Attendance System till 31st March 2020. However all the employees are required to mark their attendance in Attendance Register.   View DoP&T letter

06.03.2020:

Handing over the assets of CTTC, Kolkata:

BSNL CO has directed CGM WB circle to hand over assets of CTTC, Kolkata to CGM Kolkata, who will take necessary action to monetize the same.   View letter

04.03.2020:

Concept of RED policy 2020 under CM-S&D policy 2018:

BSNL CO has circulated the Retired Employee Distributor Policy 2020, to address the shortage of direct selling agent/sales persons and to make use of experienced BSNL VRS optees.   View letter

04.03.2020:

Recovery of over/excess payment due to wrong pay fixation of VRS optees:

BSNL CO has clarified that only such cases where the normal date of retirement on superannuation of the employee who has availed retirement under BSNL VRS falls within one year of the order of recovery, may be considered at par with the situation viz Recovery from retired employees, or employees who are due to retire within one year of the order of recovery mentioned in DoPT OM dated 2.3.2016.   View letter

24.02.2020:

Monetisation/retention of land parcel in BSNL:

BSNL CO has circulated the list of all properties and has requested the circles to check the property list and inform details of properties to be retained and any error or duplicity in the data.   View letter

24.02.2020:

GTI - Verification of options received for annual renewal of the scheme w.e.f.1.3.2020:

BSNL CO has circulated the details of online options received for annual renewal for information and verification by the individual optees. Executives who could not withdraw from the scheme during the online option due to personal reasons, may submit written representation to their DDOs and get themselves withdrawn from the scheme by contacting the ERP Core Team before 5 PM on 25.2.2020.   View letter

21.02.2020:

Promotion and postings in DGM (T) grade on adhoc basis:

BSNL CO has issued orders of promotion and postings in DGM (T) grade, for 195 executives.   View orders

21.02.2020:

Provisional Pension to VRS 2019 retirees:

BSNL CO has endorsed DoT orders on provisional pension to VRS 2019 retirees, along with ERP tool.   View letter

21.02.2020:

Requirement of APAR:

BSNL CO has requested APARs of 40 executives working in AGM (T) grade for the missing periods.   View letter

20.02.2020:

Retention of staff quarters by vrs retirees:

BSNL CO has clarified that requirement for submission of certificate for educational/medical ground may be disbursed with in respect of VRS 2019 retirees, for retention of quarters for the normal period of eight months.   View letter

19.02.2020:

Grant of vigilance clearance for obtaining passport:

DoP&T has clarified that Vigilance Clearance for obtaining passport can be withheld only under two circumstances, viz. the officer is under suspension; Chargesheet has been filed in a Court by the Investigating Agency in a criminal case or after grant of sanction by the Competent Authority under PC Act or any other criminal matter and taken cognizance of by the Court of Law.   View DoP&T OM

17.02.2020:

Special General Body Meeting of UP West Circle:

A Special General Body meeting of UP West Circle was held on 15.2.2020 under the Presidentship of Com.J.D.Sharma. Com.Janardan Yadav, Circle Secretary welcomed the gathering. GS Com.Rakesh Sethi, AGS Com.Sanjay Vishnoi, AGS Com.Nitin Kumar, CHQ Finance Secretary Com.V.K.Sharma, CHQ Editor Com.S.K.Bansal and Advisor Com.A.K.Sharma attended the meeting on behalf of CHQ. Members raised HR as well as organisational issues post-VRS and concerns about the future of BSNL and AIBSNLOA. In his elaborate speech, GS expressed hope that BSNL will successfully face the post-VRS situation and it will need some time to settle down. He emphasized continuation of AIBSNLOA with the same uniqueness as now and that the present CHQ setup will continue for the next six months and alternate arrangements will be made before that. AIBSNLOA has received support from its retired members in the past and all the office bearers and activists at all levels who have taken VRS will extend full support for functioning of AIBSNLOA effectively. All the associations have lost half of their membership and some sort of realignment will become unavoidable in the near future. Till such time, all of us can work together to increase the membership, he said. All the members present were in agreement with his views. Other HR issues were discussed in detail. The meeting ended with a note of new hope.

17.02.2020:

Meeting with Director (F):

GS and other CHQ office bearers met Director (F) today and expressed serious concern over delay in payment of Leave Encashment, GPF accumulation and GSLI amount to the VRS retirees. We also brought to his notice that GPF and GSLI amounts have been paid by a few circles while other circles including BSNL CO have not disbursed the amount. GS explained that four steps are required to be taken, two by BSNL and two by the concerned CCA for release of GPF amount and in most cases the third step by BSNL for raising the bill is pending. Director (F) spoke to GM (CA) and directed him to take necessary action for release of GPF amount without further delay. He also assured that action will be taken for payment of GSLI amount at the earliest. In respect of Leave encashment it was said that LIC will be releasing the required funds only in March First week. We requested that all the pre-requisites for LIC releasing the fund should be completed by February end, so that there is no delay after release of fund by LIC.

We also requested completion of all action by BSNL for payment of provisional pension without delay by the CCAs. Director (F) spoke to GM (Estt) and directed endorsing of the DoT OM immediately to all Circles for further action without delay.

GS also met GM (Estt) and GM (CA) separately and requested immediate action on these issues so that the suffering of the VRS retirees is mitigated.

16.02.2020:

Payment of provisional pension to VRS optees:

DoT has issued orders for payment of provisional pension for all BSNL and MTNL VRS 2019 retirees for a period of five months or till issue of PPO whichever is earlier.   View letter

16.02.2020:

Post office savings bank schemes and current interest rates:

BSNL CO has circulated the letter from Secretary, Department of Posts suggesting to DoT if a part of the retirement benefits can be invested in the POSB schemes instead of disbursing the whole amount to the retired officials.   View letter

12.02.2020:

BSNL VRS 2019 - Quantum of tax exemption available to VRS optee:

BSNL CO has circulated the relevant sections from Income Tax Rules and has reiterated that the VRS optee can claim exemption under section 10(10C) or relief uncer section 89, but not both.   View letter

11.02.2020:

BSNL VRS 2019 - Issue of last pay certificate:

DoT has issued instructions that Loans and advances mentioned in the Last Pay Certificate will have to be adjusted against Leave Encashment & Ex-gratia payable by BSNL and no dues would be recovered from Gratuity in respect of VRS 2019 optees.   View orders

10.02.2020:

Merger of Non-territorial circles:

BSNL CO has issued orders merging BRBRAITT Jabalput and Telecom Factories, Mumbai, Kolkata and Jabalpur with ALTTC, Maharashtra, West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh Circles respectively.   View orders

05.02.2020:

Group Term Insurance for BSNL Executives - guidelines for annual renewal of the scheme w.e.f. 1.3.2020:

The scheme is auto-renewable for the existing members with the same rate of premium. However the existing members can withdraw from the scheme by exercising their option to withdraw through ERP/ESS Portal.   View orders

04.02.2020:

Calling back to BSNL CO - PS/PA/Steno 'D' of erstwhile CSS cadre in BSNL CO on temporary transfer to circles:

BSNL CO has issued orders calling back erstwhile CSS cadre in BSNL CO on temporary transfer to circles.   View orders

04.02.2020:

Transfer and postings of Telecom Finance Executives:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in the grade of SAG/JAG/STS in Telecom Finance Stream.   View orders

03.02.2020:

Contingency plan for maintenance of network:

BSNL CO has conveyed approval of competent authority for fund allocation to meet the urgent requirement of expenditure on maintenance of BTS, CFA and OFC/Transmission networks till finalisation of outsourcing agency.   View letter

02.02.2020:

New tax regime will save hassle; not money:

FM Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday proposed to introduce new tax slabs with reduced rates for an annual income of upto Rs. 15 lakhs for those foregoing exemptions and deductions under a "simplified tax regime". The new system is however optional and will co-exist with the old one with three slabs and various exemptions and deductions.   Read More