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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


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

29.03.2018:

Organisation of BSNL Unions and Associations continues its efforts to achieve early pay revision:

Continuing their efforts to impress upon MOSC and keep pressure on DOT for early implementation of 3rd pay revision for BSNL Executives, leaders of Organisation of BSNL Unions and Associations - Com.Rakesh Sethi, GS AIBSNLOA, Com. Rana Pratap GS BEA and Com.S.P.Sharma, GS BSNLWRU - met five Members of Parliament, Shri Suresh Angadi, Chairman House committee Loksabha, Shri Sanjay Jaiswal, MP from Pachim Champaran (Bihar), Shri Rajesh Verma, MP from Sitapur (UP), Shri Ajay Tamta, MP from Almora (Uttrakhand) and Shri L.N.Yadav MP from Sagar (MP) separately on 27.3.2018.

A memorandum was submitted to all the Hon'ble MPs, explaining how BSNL is fulfilling the social objectives of Government of India by providing services in rural and remote areas where no other service provider is ready to go, thereby incurring losses; how BSNL is implementing the Digital India Programme: how BSNL alone could rise to the occasion whenever natutal calamities occured and about BSNL's strategic importance of keeping the telecom services affordable to the customers. The MPs were requested to take up this issue with the Govt as well as with the MOSC. All the MPs assured us that they will not only strongly recommend our demand of implementation of 3rd pay revision in BSNL but also try to meet MOSC personally and request him to look into the issue seriously and find ways to implement it without further delay.

Shri Suresh Angadi, Chairman House Committee Loksabha had asked his PS to make necessary arrangement for the meeting with us in his office at Parliament House New Delhi. He listened to us very patiently and assured us that he will write to DoT and will also talk to Hon'ble MOSC on this issue.

Shri Sanjay Jaiswal, MP listened to us with intent and told us that he knew the importance of BSNL in telecom area and that he also wanted implementation of pay revision early. He assured us that he will raise this issue with the DoT and write a letter to MOSC for early implementation of pay revision in BSNL.

Shri Rajesh Verma, MP wanted to know whether this organisation is raising this issue with all the MPs. We told him that this issue is very much important for the employees of BSNL and for the survival of BSNL. To keep BSNL employees motivated, implementation of 3rd pay revision in BSNL is vital and therefore we are trying to meet maximum number of MPs. Shri Rajesh Verma MP appreciated our efforts and assurded us that he will strongly recommend the case to Hon'ble MOSC and also try to meet him in this regard.

Shri Ajay Tamta, MP listened to us with focus and told us that he will strongly recommend our case for early implementation of pay revision to Hon'ble MOSC. Shri L. N. Yadav, MP told us that he was very well aware about the importance of PSUs he always supported the PSUs and opposed privatisation of PSUs. He also emphasized that to keep the employees motivated, it is very much important that their pay revision takes place in time. He assured us that he will make all possible efforts so that employees of BSNL get pay revision early.   View Photographs

28.03.2018:

Increase in IDA w.e.f. 1.4.2018:

According to calculations based on All India Consumer Price Index for Industrial workers for December 2017 (286), January 2018 (288) and February 2018 (287), IDA will increase w.e.f. 1.4.2018 by 0.3% from 126.9% to 127.2%.

27.03.2018:

Shri Pradeep Tamta MP writes to MOSC on pay revision issue:

Hon'ble Member of Parliament Shri Pradeep Tamta, whom we met on 21.3.2018, has forwarded our representation to Hon'ble MOSC, requesting that the matter be examined thoroughly so that the employees of BSNL get justice without any further delay.   View letter

27.03.2018:

GS meets members/executives at ALTTC Ghaziabad:

GS visited ALTTC Ghaziabad last week and had interactions with members/Executives of ALTTC Ghaziabad and ERP Centre. Com.Shesh Pal, Circle Secretary was present. GS explained the present status of various issues like 3rd Pay revision, proposed EPP Amendment & RR, status of court cases and stalemate in holding of DPC for promotion to various cadres. He also answered queries raised by the Executives present.

27.03.2018:

Declaration of results of JAO DR examinations held in November 2017:

BSNL CO has published the circle-wise merit list of provisionally selected candidates.   View letter

27.03.2018:

Preparation of all india eligibility list for jto - discrepancies:

BSNL CO has circulated details of discrepancies noticed in the data sent by circles and has requested the circles to correct the discrepancies.   View letter

26.03.2018:

Meeting with Director (PSU), DoT:

GS and Com.Sanjay Vishnoi met Director (PSU) today and enquired about the present status of the matter of pay revision of BSNL Executives. Director (PSU) informed us that the proposal of BSNL has been sent to DPE seeking its advice. We informed him that when we met Director (DPE) in the first week of November 2017 he agreed that BSNL Executives deserve the pay revision inspite of the affordability clause and assured us that DPE will favourably consider the case if recommended by DoT. We requested Director (PSU)/DOT that DoT should send specific recommendations on the issue. Director (PSU) said, now that the process has been initiated, appropriate decision will be taken after receiving the advice from DPE.

26.03.2018:

Opening of offices on Holidays - 29th and 30th March 2018:

BSNL CO has issued a clarification that all offices need not remain open on 29th and 30th March 2018, but the CGMS must ensure that there should be unhindered commercial activities during holidays.   View clarification

22.03.2018:

Leaders of Organisation of BSNL Unions and Associations meet Members of Parliament:

Leaders of Organisation of BSNL Unions and Associations, met Shri Pradeep Tamta, Hon'ble MP, Rajya Sabha from Uttarakhand yesterday and submitted a Memorandum in respect of Implementation of 3rd pay revision in BSNL. Hon'ble MP listened to our views and assured us that he will take up the matter with Hon'ble MOSC so that of 3rd pay revision is implemented in BSNL at the earliest. Later they met Shri Dharmendra Kumar Kashyap, Hon'ble MP, Aonla Constituency and submitted the Memorandum to him requesting him to impress upon the Hon'ble MOSC for early implementation of third pay revision. Hon'ble MP wanted us to explain the issue in detail and then assured us that not only he will write to Hon'ble MOSC but also will meet him in person and urge early action on the issue.   View photos

22.03.2018:

Opening of offices on Holidays - 29th and 30th March 2018:

BSNL CO has issued orders for keeping all BSNL field offices open on 29th and 30th March 2018 for achieving all physical and financial targets for the financial year 2017-18.   View orders

22.03.2018:

Transfer and postings in AO/Sr.AO grade - cancellation and re-allotment:

BSNL CO has issued orders cancelling the transfer for one executive and reallotting another executive to a different circle.   View orders

21.03.2018:

Provisional eligibility list for promotion to DGM (F) on regular basis:

BSNL CO has circulated the provisional eligibility list of DGMs (F) who have completed 4 years service on adhoc basis and asked Circles to submit correct details after removing discrepancies, if any.   View letter

21.03.2018:

Transfer and postings in JAO grade:

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

21.03.2018:

Regular promotion from JTO (C) to SDE (C) - calling of VC & APAR:

BSNL CO has circulated the details of VC/APAR received and has asked the circles to VC/APAR of remaining Executives.   View letter

20.03.2018:

Relieving of AO/Sr.AO:

BSNL CO has issued orders relieving the AOs/Sr.AOs temporarily retained upto 31.3.2018.   View orders

19.03.2018:

Applicability of BSNL letter dated 27.9.2013:

BSNL CO has clarified that the clarification dated 27.9.2013 is not applicable to cases of relieving or assumption of charge/joining on promotion prior to 18.1.2007.   View orders

19.03.2018:

Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade:

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

19.03.2018:

Preparation of all india eligibility list for jto:

BSNL CO has requested the circles which have not yet sent gradation particulars of JTOs, to send the same at the earlliest.   View letter

19.03.2018:

Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade - modification:

BSNL CO has issued orders modifying circle of posting for one Executive.   View orders

16.03.2018:

Transfer and posting/reallotment in AO/SR.AO grade:

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

16.03.2018:

Transfer and posting in DGM (T) grade - retention/modification:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and posting/modification/retention in DGM (T) grade.   View orders

16.03.2018:

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

BSNL CO has issued orders cancelling the transfer of one executive in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

16.03.2018:

Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade - cancellation:

BSNL CO has issued orders cancelling the transfer of one executive in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

15.03.2018:

Method of membership verificaion for granting recognition to Unions/Associations of BSNL employees:

BSNL CO has proposed membership verification by check-off system in the future.   View letter

15.03.2018:

Lok Sabha passes bill to enable govt to double tax-free gratuity to Rs 20 lakh:

'After the passage of the Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill in the Rajya Sabha, the government would be able to enhance the ceiling of tax-free gratuity to Rs 20 lakh from existing Rs 10 lakh for employee under the Payment of Gratuity Act.'   Read More

15.03.2018:

Transfer and posting in DGM (F) grade:

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

15.03.2018:

Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade:

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

14.03.2018:

Extension of benefits to Direct Recruit JE also selected as JTO (T) through GATE:

BSNL CO clarified that such JEs who have been appointed as JTOs, may be paid salary of the previous post during their pre-appointment training in JTO (T) cadre.   View letter

09.03.2018:

Structure/size of the Executives' bodies in non-territorial circles:

BSNL CO has called for details of number of bodies and executives each such body represents - association-wise in Non-territorial circles.   View letter

09.03.2018:

Handling of investigation/departmental action in non-vigilance cases:

CVO BSNL has issued instructions that Vigilance Units should not investigate/initiate departmental action in cases of administrative nature having no vigilance angle.   View letter

07.03.2018:

Meeting with GM (Pers):

GS along with Com.P.C.Rastogi, AGS and Com.Sanjay Vishnoi met GM (Pers) today and discussed the following issues:

1. Early implementation of Executive Promotion Policy Amendment & RR:

GM (Pers) said that some details sought by the Government Director in the BSNL Board are being furnished and efforts will be made for early decision by the Board. We requested that if Board approval is likely to be delayed, serious efforts should be taken to hold DPCs for promotion to various grades since large number of executives are retiring every month without getting their due promotion. GM (Pers) said alternate plans for holding DPC keeping in mind the court judgments are in place but he hoped that EPP A&RR will be approved by the Board at the earliest and will be implemented.

2. Action on recent Court Judgments:

GM (Pers) said that decision has already been taken in respect of '147' case after discussion with concerned sections including Legal and instructions have been given to DPC Cell. Discussion on '206' case has commenced and decision will be taken at the earliest.

3.Cancellation of some transfer orders:

We requested that representations from our members for cancellation of transfer orders be considered early. GM (Pers) has assured to consider the representations.

07.03.2018:

Meeting with GM (SR):

GS along with Com.P.C.Rastogi, AGS and Com.Sanjay Vishnoi met GM (SR) today and handed over copy of the letter addressed to Director (HR) and requested that the proposal to reduce ceiling limit on outdoor medical claim and to withdraw 'without voucher' facility to retired employees residing in CGHS areas be dropped forthwith. We emphasized that the cost of medical treatment has risen manifold and reducing the limit will defeat the purpose of the scheme itself. GM (SR) agreed to discuss with the concerned sections for re-examining the proposal.

07.03.2018:

Meeting with GM (FP):

GS met GM (FP) yesterday and requested early issue of transfer orders for those who have completed two years. GM (FP) said the case is under process.

07.03.2018:

CHQ writes to Director (HR) requesting dropping of proposal to reduce annual outdoor ceiling limit of medical reimbursement:

'We are surprised by the proposal as only two months back orders were issued to include 78.2% fitment for calculating the annual ceiling for outdoor treatment with voucher upto 23 days w.e.f. 1.4.2018. Therefore, the proposal to reduce the ceiling to 12 days w.e.f. the same date does not appear to be a well thought out one. The proposal to bring down the ceiling by 50% will put the employees to great difficulties, striking at the root of the Medical reimbursement scheme.'   Read More

07.03.2018:

Longest circle tenure list in SDE (E) grade - disposal of representations:

Disposing of the representations in respect of long stay tenure transfers, BSNL CO has directed the Executives who have not yet submitted their option for postings to submit their options within 7 days.   View letter

07.03.2018:

Retention of original certificates in respect of directly recruited JTO/JE etc in BSNL:

BSNL CO has clarified that retention of original documents for a period of 2 years or till the date of confirmation should not be insisted upon and the same is not permissible.   View clarification

05.03.2018:

Refund of security deposit for declined DR candidates - clarification:

BSNL CO has clarified that the security deposit of Rs.5000 may be refunded to all the direct recruited candidates who decline their candidature after attending the pre-recruitment formalities but before joining induction training.   View clarification

05.03.2018:

Transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade - cancellation & retention:

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

05.03.2018:

Transfer and postings in SDE (TF) grade:

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

05.03.2018:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

01.03.2018:

Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders cancelling the transfer of one Executive.   View orders

01.03.2018:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

27.02.2018:

BSNL introduces STV 448 with unlimited voice and data with 100 SMS per day:

BSNL CO has issued a Press Release on introduction of STV 448 with unlimited voice & Data with fair usage of 1 GB per day with 100 SMS per day for 84 days.   View Press Release

27.02.2018:

Inter-circle transfer in SDE (T) grade - retention:

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

27.02.2018:

Transfer and postings in DGM (T) grade:

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

THE DAWN OF WISDOM


Finally, wisdom appears to have dawned on the recognised Unions and Associations of BSNL. They have at last jointly met the Minister of State for Communications on 24th February 2018, which ought to have been done earlier to their two days strike. They have reported that in the meeting the Minister had agreed that “the issue of 3rd Pay Revision of BSNL employees would be processed and would be taken for the approval of the DPE and the Cabinet”. AIBSNLOA alone has been highlighting the fact that there is a precedence to this issue, when MTNL employees were granted pay revision with the highest fitment of 30% in the Second Pay revision, though an ‘affordability’ clause was very much in existence on that occasion also and MTNL was making loss consecutively for several years. Therefore, BSNL executives cannot be denied third pay revision on the plea of existence of similar ‘affordability’ clause now.  [View AIBSNLOA CHQ letters on the issue in the link given above for ‘First time visitors to the site’]

The recognised unions and associations further claim that this is a great achievement. Maybe they want their members to believe that this has been possible only because of the strike. But the fact is that Minister has always been in favour of extending benefit of third pay revision to the BSNL employees, as reported not by us alone, but also by the CMD, the Director (HR) and some of the recognised unions and associations themselves.   [View the postings in different websites]

This vindicates our stand that the decision on strike should have been kept in reserve as the ultimate option and efforts to jointly meet the Minister should have been made before deciding the strike. We have been taught that strike is enforced only when all negotiations fail. But in this case, due to their own compulsions the majority union chose not to meet the Minister. This Union had also been reporting that the Minister has been raising the question ‘where from the money will come’, perhaps to build up support for their strike. The majority association which met the Minister on an earlier occasion chose not to discuss the 3rd PRC issue.

Anyway, pressure needs to be kept on DoT/Government, which AIBSNLOA and the Organisation of BSNL Unions and associations have been already doing by meeting the MPs and requesting them to impress upon the Minister. We will continue with our efforts. Getting Cabinet nod is a long-drawn process and obstacles are likely to erupt in the course.

We are re-publishing below our posting on the eve of the two days strike to refresh your memories.

WHY AIBSNLOA IS NOT A SIGNATORY TO THE STRIKE NOTICE:

AIBSNLOA has already made it clear that any strike on the issue of Pay revision with 15% fitment for BSNL employees at this point of time is pre-mature, since BSNL Board has sent its favourable proposals to DoT, which has to take a decision on BSNL proposals. Except for a stock reply to one association by lower level officers of DoT that BSNL does not meet the affordability condition laid down by the 3rd PRC, the general perception is that Secretary DoT and the MOSC are favourably inclined towards pay revision for BSNL employees despite the affordability clause. Atleast one of the signatory associations for the strike notice, has reported similar view after meeting the Minister. Putting pressure on DoT through other forms of struggles like the Human chain, meeting Members of Parliaments is understandable and required too. But a strike now will have a negative impact on the services and also on the demand itself. GS AIBSNLOA had conveyed these views in clear terms in the meeting of all unions and associations held on 14.11.2017. May be his was a lone voice.
No Effort was made to jointly meet the Minister and atleast the Secretary DoT before deciding on the strike.
Strike cannot be for strike sake.

As far as the demand regarding Subsdiary Tower company, there has been no follow up by the unions and associations after the one day strike on 15.12.2016 in which AIBSNLOA was a signatory and took active participation. Keeping silent for months together afterwards and raising the issue now after cabinet has taken a decision will be only seen as an eye-wash.

Another demand, which was not at all discussed in the meeting held on 14.11.2017, has now been added - settlement of left out issues of Second Pay Revision - as if to make a mockery of the employees. As far we know, arrears of 78.2% fitment for the period from 1.1.2007 to 9.6.2013 and replacement of E1A and E2A pay scales are the two pending issues. 78.2% could have been easily clinched when the then recognised union signed wage agreement with the Management in the year 2010, when BSNL was still earning profit. But the recognised union chose to agree that they will get it when it is given to the executives. Later, the unions and associations which signed an agreement in 2012 for 'defering the arrears' went voiceless when DoT in its order dated 10.6.2013 said "No arrears will be paid". Keeping silent for four years and raising the issue now smacks of deception. Also, it appears that the recognised executive association has silently accepted E1 and E2 scales in place of E1A and E2A, if one goes through its claim of settlement of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy. Then why raise this issue now?

AIBSNLOA has participated in many strikes called by others in the past and will do so in the future too, if it is convinced that the strike, the last weapon in the workers' armoury, is absolutely necessary.

24.02.2018:

Dr. Udit Raj, MP writes to MOSC on our representation for pay revision:

Hon'ble MP Dr.Udit Raj has written to Hon'ble Minister of State for Communications requesting consideration of proposal for pay revision for BSNL employees.   View letter

24.02.2018:

Shri Parvesh Sahib Singh writes to MOSC on our representation for pay revision:

Hon'ble MPs Shri Parvesh Sahib Singh has written to Hon'ble Minister of State for Communications requesting relaxation of affordability clause for BSNL employees.   View letter

23.02.2018:

Representatives of Organisation of BSNL Unions and Associations meet Member of Parliament, North West Delhi:

On behalf of Organisation of BSNL Unions and Associations, GS AIBSNLOA, GS BSNLWRU, GS BEA, President TOA BSNL and GS BTU BSNL met Dr.Udit Raj, MP, Delhi North West today, submitted a similar letter that was published yesterday, explaining the justification and rights of the BSNL employees in getting pay revision at par with other PSUs. They laid emphasis on the fact that when pay revision was allowed w.e.f. 1.1.2007 for MTNL employees when the 'affordability' clause was very much there in the Government decision on Second Pay Revision Committee and when MTNL was incurring losses consecutively for several years then, BSNL employees cannot be denied pay revision now citing non-affordability. They explained that BSNL was implementing the social obligation of the Government by providing financially unviable services in rural and remote areas and hence the loss. They conveyed him that BSNL Board has sent its proposal for pay revision for approval by DoT with jutification and narrating how BSNL intends to meet the additional expenditure. They requested the MP to use his good offices to impress upon MOSC/DoT for early settlement of the issue. Dr. Udit Raj, MP assured that he will strongly take up the matter with the DoT as well as the MOSC. Dr. Udit Raj had servered as Dy. Commissioner, Joint Commissioner and Addl. Commissioner of Income Tax Department and now is an influential leader in BJP and social activist fighting for marginalised communities.   View photo

23.02.2018:

No proposal to merge BSNL, MTNL - Manoj Sinha:

'"There is no thinking in government on merging the two. But we are taking steps to ensure that collaboration between MTNL (Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd) and BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd) strengthens and benefits both the organisations," Sinha said.'   View orders

23.02.2018:

DoT unveils strategic plan for operational synergy of telecom PSUs:

'The strategic plan - the work on which began in January 2016 - entails amongst other things, an effective utilisation of Human Resources including deriving synergies in training of manpower, and creation of a common platform for web based online training by BSNL, in a time bound manner.'   Read More

23.02.2018:

DoT withdraws its letter reg status on issues:

DoT has since withdrawn its letter dated 21.2.2018 conveying the status on various issues, wherein it had been stated that as per the PRC Report, BSNL is not covered for fitment benefits due to its losses.   View letter

23.02.2018:

Transfer and postings in JAO grade:

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

23.02.2018:

Transfer and postings in AO/Sr.AO grade - cancellation:

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

22.02.2018:

Representatives of Organisation of BSNL Unions and Associations meet Member of Parliament, West Delhi:

On behalf of Organisation of BSNL Unions and Associations, GS AIBSNLOA, GS BSNLWRU and GS BEA met Shri Parvesh Sahib Singh, MP, Delhi West today, submitted a letter explaining the justification and rights of the BSNL employees in getting pay revision at par with other PSUs. They elaborated on all the points mentioned in the letter and questioned DoT's stand that BSNL is not eligible for pay revision as per the 'affordability' clause, since the same DoT approved pay revision w.e.f. 1.1.2007 for MTNL employees when the 'affordability' clause was very much there in the Government decision on Second Pay Revision Committee and when MTNL was incurring losses consecutively for several years then. They explained the role of BSNL in all important government projects including Digital India, the fact that BSNL was incurring losses only because of it implementing the social obligation of the Government by providing financially unviable services in rural and remote areas. They mentioned that the MOSC expressed his desire to get the pay revision implemented for BSNL employees whenever BSNL employees met him during his tour across the country, but a section fo DoT officers were reluctant to pursue BSNL proposals on the matter. They requested the MP to use his good offices to impress upon MOSC/DoT for early settlement of the issue. Shri Parvesh Sahib Singh, MP has agreed to take up the matter with the DoT as well as the MOSC.   View letter   View photo

22.02.2018:

Transfer and postings in AO/Sr.AO grade:

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

22.02.2018:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

21.02.2018:

CHQ writes to Secretary, DoT requesting early decision in respect of pension contribution by BSNL on the basis of actual pay:

'We feel that making BSNL 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. Continuing with the same wrong methodology even after DOP&T OM dated 19.11.2009 is totally unjustified.'   Read More

21.02.2018:

DoT provides status on various issues:

DoT says as per the PRC Report, BSNL is not covered for fitment benefits due to its losses.   View letter

21.02.2018:

Reservation for the Persons with Benchmark disabilities:

BSNL CO has circulated DoP&T OM on the subject for latest guidelines.   View orders

21.02.2018:

Appointment of JAO on probation under 40% departmental quota for SC/ST Review Batch and other left out candidates:

BSNL CO has issued orders appointing 26 JAOs on successful completion of Phase I induction training.   View orders

20.02.2018:

Additional internet facility to BSNL employees in BSNL Corporate Office:

BSNL CO has issued orders specifying daily limits and procedures for additional internet facility through CAPEX based BSNL Wifi Hotspot for BSNL employees in BSNL Corporate Office.   View orders

20.02.2018:

Inter-circle transfer in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of inter-circle transfer in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

20.02.2018:

Inter-circle transfer in SDE (T) grade:

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

16.02.2018:

Organisation of BSNL Unions and Associatons has meeting with CMD:

Organisation of BSNL Unions and Associations, comprising of ten BSNL unions and associations had a scheduled meeting with CMD today.   View the Meeting Notice by SR Section Com.Rakesh Sethi GS AIBSNLOA, Com. Rana Pratap GS, BEA, Com. D. K. Agarwal, President, TOA, Com. S.P.Sharma GS BSNLWRU, Com.B.D.Sharma GS FNTO BEA, Com. Zile Singh GS, BSNLSU, Com. Biswanath Dutta, GS, TEU (BSNL), Com. Ram Prakash GS BTU of BSNL and Com. V.K.Sharma AGS AIBSNLOA were present on behalf of OUA. General Secretaries of two constituent unions were out of Delhi and could not participate in the meeting.

The meeting lasted nearly an hour, was cordial and facilitated exchange of views on 3rd Pay Revision for BSNL employees and formation of Tower Company. On behalf of OUA two Memoranda were submitted to CMD and discussions revolved mainly around the two issues highlighted in the Memoranda. View Memorandum on Pay Revision   View Memorandum on Tower company CMD said he was very much hopeful that pay revision will be implemented for BSNL employees this year itself. He mentioned that BSNL proposals for pay revision was approved by all the four independent Directors in BSNL Board as well as the DoT representative. He said that Hon'ble MOSC was in favour of pay revision to be implemented for BSNL employees. While admitting that there were two views among DoT officers, with one section insisting to demonstrate as to how BSNL will meet the extra financial burden, he said that though BSNL revenue has gone down during the last three quarters, all efforts are being made to increase the revenue in the present quarter. He pointed out that compared to other private operators, BSNL has been doing well financially. He believed that even Jio effect will not be long lasting. He therefore appealed to all of us to work together to concentrate on revenue growth by acting as Sales & Marketing Personnel in office and PR personnel outside office.

On Tower company, he said that apprehensions about formation of separate tower company are unfounded and affirmed that the BSNL Tower Company Limited is a subsdiary of BSNL formed with the sole aim of increasing revenue. Any deviation from the stated goal in the Cabinet decision will require concurrence of the Cabinet itself. The role of strategic partner, if any in future, will be limited to only monetisation of the tower assets and there is no threat of privatisation, he said.

To another query from us, he categorically stated that neither VRS nor reduction in retirement age is under consideration. BSNL, MTNL merger is also not being considered, he said. View Photos

16.02.2018:

BSNL introduces unlimited voice calls STV @ Rs.99:

BSNL has introduced STV 99 with unlimited voice calls (local/STD) on any net in home LSA and national roaming + PRBT with validity of 26 days on PAN India basis, for its prepaid mobile customers.   View Press Release

16.02.2018:

Tenure transfer in SDE (T) grade:

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

15.02.2018:

Grant of transport allowance to orthopaedically handicapped employees:

BSNL CO has issued orders endorsing DoE OM dated 5th August 2013, making BSNL employees with disability of upper extremities eligible for transport allowance at the rate admissible to other handicapped employees.   View orders

15.02.2018:

Tenure transfer in SDE (T) grade - retention:

BSNL CO has issued orders retaining one executive upto 31.3.2018.   View orders

13.02.2018:

CHQ writes to Director (HR) on Granting upgradation to E6 pay scale for executives working as DGM on adhoc basis under BSNL Executive Promotion Policy 2007

'As there is no provision for DGM (Adhoc) in BSNL MS RR, therefore 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.'   Read More

13.02.2018:

CHQ writes to Director (HR) requesting re-opening of eAPAR window for 2016-17:

'It has been brought to our notice that a number of Executives could not complete their eAPAR for the year 2016-17 due to various reasons including non-availability of internet access, being on long leave etc.'   Read More

09.02.2018:

Upto 50% cashback for BSNL prepaid subscribers on Phonepe mobile app:

BSNL has introduced special "BSNL - PhonePe cash back offer" on recharge for prepaid mobile customers through PhonePe mobile app.   View Press Release

09.02.2018:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

09.02.2018:

Regular promotion to SDE (Civil) grade - calling for VC and APAR:

BSNL CO has called for VC and APAR for 92 JTOs (C) to hold DPC for promotion to SDE (C) grade.   View orders

08.02.2018:

BSNL presents truly unlimited KooL offer - for Rs.1099 @ Rs.l3 per day only:

This offer cost only Rs.1099/ which is giving Unlimited data without speed restriction, unlmited voice (Home/National Roaming), free 100 SMS/day and free PRBT with validity of 84 days @ Rs.13 per day only.   View Press Release

08.02.2018:

BSNL Awards 2017:

BSNL CO has announced the Bharat Sanchar Seva Padak, Best maintained Telephone System Award and Best Customer Service Centre Award for the year 2017   View letter

07.02.2018:

IIMs asked to indicate interest to prepare BSNL's revival plan:

'Three Indian Institutes of Management have been asked to indicae their interest for undertaking a study and preparing a revial plan for the state-owned BSNL, Parliament was informed today.'   Read More

06.02.2018:

Change of option for contribution to Employees' Pension Scheme:

BSNL CO has circulated the advisory from Legal Cell, the facts to be made in the preliminary submission in the response before various High Courts relating to non-acceptance of higher contribution towards Employees' Pension Scheme by the DPFO authorities.   View letter

05.02.2018:

Preparation for e-dpc - requirement of list of AGM (Regular) working as on 1.2.2018 & Screening Committee report:

BSNL CO has requested all circles/units to mail the list of AGMs (Regular) urgently by 9.2.2018 without waiting for completion of screening committee, if not done earlier.   View orders

02.02.2018:

Meeting with GM (Estt):

GS today met the new GM (Estt) and requested him to pursue the issue of third pay revision and pension contribution @ actual basic pay actively since both the issues are pending with DoT. GM (Estt) agreed that resolving pension contribution is very much important for the pay revision and agreed to pursue both the issues. We explained about the case of TTAs promoted as JTO through DR quota as departmental outsiders being denied the benefit of option for pay fixation in revised IDA pay scale on the date of their promotion as JTO. He agreed to get the issue considered at the earliest.

02.02.2018:

CHQ again writes to Director (HR) regarding Extension of benefits to departmental officials selected against Direct Recruit JTO Quota who had applied through proper channel – option for fixation of pay in revised scale on date of promotion:

'We are herewith providing the copy of the said Department of Expenditure clarification referred to in CSIR circular mentioned in the previous para.'   Read More

02.02.2018:

Transfer and posting in JAO grade:

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

01.02.2018:

Highlights of Budget 2018:

The Budget proposals seek to provide relief to salaried tax payers by allowing a Standard Deduction of Rs. 40,000 in place of the present exemption allowed for transport allowance and reimbursement of miscellaneous medical expenses. However, transport allowance at enhanced rate is proposed to be continued for differently abled persons. Further, it is also proposed to continue medical reimbursement benefits in case of hospitalization etc. for all employees. It will also significantly benefit pensioners, who normally do not enjoy any allowance for transport and medical expenses.

Exemption of interest income on deposits with banks and post offices are proposed to be increased from Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 50,000. TDS shall not be required to be deducted under section 194A. Benefit will also be available for interest from all fixed deposit schemes and recurring deposit schemes. Hike in deduction limit for health insurance premium and/ or medical expenditure from Rs. 30,000 to Rs. 50,000 under section 80D. Increase in deduction limit for medical expenditure for certain critical illness from Rs. 60,000 (in case of senior citizens) and from Rs. 80,000 (in case of very senior citizens) to Rs. 1 lakh for all senior citizens, under section 80DDB. It is also proposed to extend the Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana up to March, 2020. The current investment limit is also proposed to be increased to Rs. 15 lakh from the existing limit of Rs. 7.5 lakh per senior citizen.

The Budget proposes to increase the cess on personal income tax to 4 percent from the present 3 percent. The new cess will be called the “Health and Education Cess”.

01.02.2018:

Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade:

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

30.01.2018:

Meeting with Special Secretary Telecom:

GS along with Com.Sanjay Vishnoi met Special Secretary, Telecom today and had discussions on two vital issues viz. Implementation of 3rd Pay Revision for BSNL Executives and our concerns related to registration of tower company. On registration of BSNL Tower Corporation Limited, he categorically stated that it is only a subsidiary of BSNL and will continue to be a subsdiary wholly owned by the Government, irrespective of the fact that CMD BSNL is shown as its Director. If BSNL is able to effectively execute the projects allotted to it in BharatNet, Government may think associating BBNL also with BSNL. He emphasized that formation of subsidiary tower company has been done with the sole aim of increasing the revenue of BSNL. When we said that our apprehension is that the Government has chosen this route to disinvest BSNL at a later stage, SST denied this and said it was a fact that disinvestment was earlier discussed but Government had decided against it, as BSNL helped keeping the industry under regulation of the Government, among other reasons. We presented a strong case for pay revision with 15% fitment, since BSNL is implementing the social obligations of the Government and profit making cannot be a criteria for deciding the pay revision of its employees. We putforth all the points elaborated in our letter dated 15.11.2017 addressed to MOSC, including the assurance given by the Government at the time of formation of BSNL regarding ensuring its financial viability, BSNL acting as a moderator in lowering tariff, BSNL providing better services when others fail during natural calamities and MTNL getting 30% fitment during last pay revision despite the affordability clause and MTNL making loss for years together then. SST said that Government decision on 3rd PRC recommendation on affordability remains a hurdle but added that however BSNL proposal is being examined in detail. He said that the Government is very much concerned about revival of BSNL and recently has approved BSNL's proposal for providing 4G services. He suggested that our immediate task should be to improve BSNL's revenue and assured that he would go through our letter addressed to MOSC and earnestly consider the arguments advanced by us.

30.01.2018:

Appointment of JAO on probation under 40% quota:

BSNL CO has issued orders appointing 35 JAOs under 40% departmental quota on their successful completion of four weeks of Phase-I induction training.   View orders

30.01.2018:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

29.01.2018:

SR section issues latest Status on various issues:

SR Section of BSNL CO while conveying latest status on various issues, says that presently there is no proposal under consideration of the BSNL Management for reduction in retirement age from 60 to 58 and VRS.   View letter

29.01.2018:

Withdrawal of closed holiday on account of Holi in Telengana/AP Circle:

BSNL CO has issued orders withdrawing closed holiday on account of Holi on 2.3.2018 in AP/Telengana Circles.   View orders

29.01.2018:

Job description/Key Responsibilities/Duties in the grade of AGM & JTO - SDE /-Sr. SDE ( being used under one cluster).:

A meeting of senior officers of BSNL Corporate Office is scheduled to meet on 30.1.2018 to frame and finalise Job description/Key Responsibilities/Duties in the grade of AGM & JTO - SDE /-Sr. SDE ( being used under one cluster).   View letter

25.01.2018:

CHQ writes to Prime Minister regarding violation of Government decision and rules by DoT in registering BSNL Tower Corporation Limited:

But suddenly on 4.1.2018, DoT has registered a company viz. BSNL Tower corporation Limited' appointing shri Amit Yadav, Joint secretary (Admin), DoT as CMD of the new company. The irony of it is that CMD BSNL Shri Anupam Shrivastava is shown as one of the directors of the newly formed BSNL Tower corporation Limited along with Ms. Sujata Ray, Shri N.K.Mehta and Shri R.K.Mittal, who are already Directors of BSNL Board.   Read More

25.01.2018:

Circle IFA look after arrangement:

BSNL CO has issued orders that the senior most DGM of Finance wing in the circle will be given charge of Circle IFA.   View orders

25.01.2018:

Promotion and posting from DR DGM to GM:

BSNL CO has issued two orders of promotion and postings from DR DGM to GM.   View orders

25.01.2018:

Inter-circle transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

22.01.2018:

Revision of IDA w.e.f. 1.1.2018:

BSNL has endorsed the DPE orders revising IDA @ 126.9% w.e.f. 1.1.2018.   View letter

19.01.2018:

Brochure on reservation for SC/ST and OBC:

DPE has circulated the Brochure on Reservation for SCs/STs and OBCs for reference and record.   View DPE letter

19.01.2018:

Longest circle tenure list of executives in SDE (E) grade:

BSNL CO has circulated the circle long stay list of SDE (E) grade and has asked the Executives in the list to submit three options for preferred circle of posting.   View letter

18.01.2018:

Inter-circle transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

18.01.2018:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

17.01.2018:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

16.01.2018:

Reservation for the Persons with Benchmark Disabilities:

With enactment of THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, 2016' from 19th April, 2017 and notification of THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES RULES, 2017' on 15th June, 2017, DoP&T has issued the following instructions in line with the provisions made therein regarding reservation for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities, as defined under Section 2(r) of the Act against the posts and services of the Central Government.   View DoP&T letter

16.01.2018:

Withdrawal of Unlimited Free calling to any network on all Sundays from BSNL landline:

BSNL has withdrawn unlimited Free calling from Landline/Combo/FTTH to all networks on all Sundays from 1st Feb 2018 on PAN India basis for all existing as well as new customers.   View orders

16.01.2018:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

15.01.2018:

Meeting with PGM (Pers):

GS met PGM (Pers) on 12.1.2018 and discussed the following issues:

1.Looking on arrangement in AGM grade in BSNL Corporate Office:

We expressed our concern over the delay in ordering looking on arrangement in AGM grade in BSNL CO. After discussions, PGM (Pers) assured that orders will be issued by this week end.

2. Long stay transfers from BSNL Corporate Office:

We reiterated the points given in our letter dated 10th October 2017 and insisted that pending requests from BSNL CO to other circles should be considered first and then a rational view be taken since there is practically no excess but shortage in various sections. PGM (Pers) was in agreement with our contentions and assured to review and modify the earlier orders.

15.01.2018:

How Reliance Jio’s Entry Tied Regulatory Knots Around India’s Telecom Ecosystem:

Six years after acquiring 4G spectrum through a backdoor yet legal manner, Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Jio presented its first regulatory challenge to the authorities and organisations that collectively manage India’s telecom ecosystem. It started innocently in the summer of 2016: how long could the company’s extended “test trials” be allowed to continue before it launched commercial operations? Before long, a number of issues –the most prominent of which was the company’s free data strategy – snowballed into a sticky regulatory mess that had multiple common threads: the exploitation of loopholes in India’s telecom regulations, allegations of regulator bias, loss of government revenue and the threat of being the final nail in the coffin for the banking system’s precariously-placed telecom loans. Further underpinning all of this, however, was a fundamental disconnect between the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) that continues, to a certain extent, till today.   Read More

15.01.2018:

Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade:

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

15.01.2018:

Transfer and posting in SDE (T) grade:

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

12.01.2018:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

12.01.2018:

Transfer and posting in DGM (T) grade:

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

11.01.2018:

Transfer and posting in DGM (T) grade:

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

11.01.2018:

Transfer and posting in SDE (T) grade:

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

11.01.2018:

Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade:

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

11.01.2018:

Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade - retention:

BSNL CO has issued orders retaining one Executive in the present circle upto 31.3.2018.   View orders

11.01.2018:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders cancelling the tenure transfer of one executive.   View orders

10.01.2018:

Transfer and posting in AO/SR.AO grade:

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

10.01.2018:

Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade - modification:

BSNL CO has issued orders revising circle of posting for one Executive.   View orders

10.01.2018:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

09.01.2018:

CHQ writes to Director (HR) on Medical reimbursement with voucher for outdoor treatment – revised annual ceiling to be calculated on revised basic pay @78.2% fixation for upto 23 days w.e.f.01.04.2018 in respect of Executives and Non-executives of BSNL:

'The reduction is therefore Rs.5 approximately for every Rs.100 of pre-revised basic pay. The difference will further increase with increase in IDA as on April every year. Also, those who were recruited after 1.1.2007 and did not have the benefit of pay fixation in revised scales, will be put at loss due to reduction in limit by two days without any benefit of increase in fixation.'   Read More

09.01.2018:

Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade:

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

09.01.2018:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

08.01.2018:

Increase the existing rate of employer's Contribution towards Superannuation Pension Scheme in respect of directly recruited employees of BSNL from 3% to 5% of Basic Pay Plus DA per Month w.e.f.01/04/2017:

BSNL CO has issued instructions to ensure validation of the Employee HCM data in SAP.   View orders

08.01.2018:

Relieving of unabsorbed Group B DoT officials working in BSNL:

BSNL CO has issued posting orders to 38 unabsorbed Group B DoT officials working in BSNL, requesting the circles to relieving them to their respective units in DoT.   View orders

08.01.2018:

Promotion and postings to DGM (F) grade on adhoc basis:

BSNL CO has issued two orders of promotion and postings to DGM (F) grade on adhoc basis.   View orders

05.01.2018:

Appointment of JAO after completion of Phase-I induction training - corrigendum:

BSNL CO has issued a corrigendum to its orders appointing 24 JAOs under 40% departmental quota for SC/ST candidates on completion of Phase I induction training.   View orders

04.01.2018:

Appointment of JAO after completion of Phase-I induction training:

BSNL CO has issued orders appointing 24 JAOs under 40% departmental quota for SC/ST candidates on completion of Phase I induction training.   View orders

03.01.2018:

Revision of IDA w.e.f. 1.1.2018:

DPE has issued orders revising IDA from 124.3% to 126.9% w.e.f. 1.1.2018.   View orders

03.01.2018:

Grant of special casual leave for the purpose of blood donation:

DoPT has issued orders that Special Casual leave may be granted for blood donation or for apheresis (blood components such as red cells, plasma, platelets etc.) donation at licensed Blood Banks on a working day (for that day only) up to a maximum of 4 times in a year on submission of valid proof of donation.   View orders

01.01.2018:

Medical reimbursement with voucher for outdoor treatment - revised annual ceiling to be calculated on revised basic pay @ 78.2% fixation for upto 23 days w.e.f. 1.4.2018 in respect of Executives and Non-executives:

BSNL CO has issued orders allowing calculation of annual ceiling on revised pay @ 78.2% fixation for upto 23 days w.e.f. 1.4.2018.   View orders

01.01.2018:

Preparation of All India Eligibility list of JTO - discrepancies observed:

BSNL CO has reminded the circles to remove the discrepancies observed in the All India Eligibility List of JTOs.   View letter

29.12.2017:

Increase in IDA w.e.f. 1.1.2018:

According to calculations based on All India Consumer Price Index for Industrial workers for September 2017 (285), October 2017 (287) and November 2017 (288), IDA will increase w.e.f. 1.1.2018 by 2.6% from 124.3% to 126.9%.

29.12.2017:

Revision under timing of free night calling from existing “9 PM to 7AM” to “10.30PM to 6AM” & Sunday Free calling:

BSNL CO has issued orders revising free night calling time from existing “9 PM to 7AM” to “10.30PM to 6AM” on PAN India basis for all Landline/BB/Combo/FTTH customers and stopping Sunday free calling for all existing and new customers in Himachal Pradesh Circle only.   View orders

29.12.2017:

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 AOs/Sr.AOs in respect of whom APARs are yet to be received and has requested all circles to forwards APARs of all Telecom Finance Executives before 10.1.2018.   View letter

29.12.2017:

Promotion and posting in SE (Civil) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of promotion and posting in SE (Civil) grade   View orders

28.12.2017:

Transfer and posting in DGM (F) grade:

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

28.12.2017:

Transfer and posting in CAO grade:

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

28.12.2017:

Transfer and posting in SDE (T) grade:

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

27.12.2017:

Tenure transfers in DE/AGM grade - Modification:

BSNL CO has issued orders modifying tenure transfer of one executive.   View orders

27.12.2017:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

26.12.2017:

Inter-circle transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

22.12.2017:

Parliament Panel for BSNL, MTNL merger to give them fighting chance:

'In a report tabled in the Lok Sabha, it said that for "the long term survival and success of MTNL and BSNL, their merger would only be a viable proposition - in view of the fact that their merger would give both the entities a chance for competition against the emerging consolidated private sector players".'   Read More

22.12.2017:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders one executive upto 31.3.2018.   View orders

21.12.2017:

Consolidated Model Conduct, Discipline and Appeal Rules for CPSE - 2017:

BSNL CO has issued consolidated Model CDA Rules for CPSEs - 2017.   View letter

21.12.2017:

Tenure transfers in DGM (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfers for DGMs (T) who will be completing their tenure.   View orders

21.12.2017:

Tenure transfers in DE/AGM grade:

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

21.12.2017:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

20.12.2017:

Final seniority list of Direct Recruit DGM:

BSNL CO has circulated the final seniority list of direct recruit DGMs of the first batch (RY 2009-10).   View list

20.12.2017:

Inter-circle transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

20.12.2017:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

19.12.2017:

PAC pulls up telecom ministry for lapses in BSNL land deals:

'The PAC in its report tabled in Parliament today noted that BSNL had paid for acquiring various plots but did not execute sale or lease deed to get those land assets transferred in its name which led to loss at several occasions.'   Read More

19.12.2017:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of tenure transfers/cancellation in SDE (T) grade.   View orders
15.12.2017:

Transfers and postings in AO/Sr.AO grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfers and postings/cancellation/retention in AO/Sr.AO grade.   View orders
14.12.2017:

Meeting with Joint General Manager (Pers):

GS met Jt. GM (Pers) today and discussed the following issues:

1. Court orders on 147 and 206 cases:

Jt. GM (Pers) informed us that after receiving the copies of the orders and examination of the contents, a decision will be taken.

2. Executive Promotion Policy Amendment & Recruitment Rules 2017:

He informed us that some modifications have been made based on discussions with three associations including AIBSNLOA and is being processed for submission to BSNL Board.

3. AGM Look-on orders for Deputy Managers in Corporate office:

We expressed our concern that look-on orders are not being issued in Corporate Office. Jt. GM (Pers) said that two SC judgments are available on SDE seniority with contradicting observations which are being studied. He assured that all efforts will be taken for an early decision.
14.12.2017:

Direct Recruitment in the post of JTO in BSNL from open market through valid GATE score-2017 - 3rd merit list:

Based on vacancy status report from circles, BSNL CO has circulated the 3rd Merit list.   View list
14.12.2017:

Clarification regarding date of effect of retirement in case of voluntary retirement:

Based on modifications issued by DoP&PW notified on 21.12.2012, BSNL CO has clarified that for all cases of retirement, the last day shall be treated as a working day.   View orders
14.12.2017:

Inter-circle transfer in SDE (T) grade - cancellation:

BSNL CO has issued orders cancelling the transfer of one Executive as per court direction.   View orders

13.12.2017:

IQ rates - corrigendum:

BSNL CO has issued corrigendum to its orders dated 4.4.2016, adding BSNL employees under Sl.No1, 2 and 3.   View orders

13.12.2017:

Startup funding by BSNL:

BSNL has created a fund of Rs.10 crore to promote innovation and nurture new ides among startups.   Read More

13.12.2017:

Tenure transfers in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders retaining two executives upto 31.3.2018.   View orders

10.12.2017:

Frequently Asked Questions on timeline for completing Disciplinary proceeding in time bound manner under CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965:

DoPT has issued an FAQ on timeline for completing Disciplinary proceeding in time bound manner under CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965.   View letter

10.12.2017:

Inter-circle transfers in SDE (T) grade - retention:

BSNL CO has issued orders retaining one executive upto 18.9.2018.   View orders

10.12.2017:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

07.12.2017:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade - retention/modification:

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

04.12.2017:

CMD pens down 'when the chips are down' poem:

CMD has penned down a poem 'When the Chips are Down', aptly highlighting the present difficult situation BSNL is in and what all of us have to do to face the situation - 'Win if you can, give if you must; Ain't nobody but yourself to trust; Help yourself, to hell with the rest, Even to foster parents, who now don't love you best'.   Read more from the poem

04.12.2017:

New temporary advance settlement process post-gst implementation in SAP:

BSNL CO has circulated the New Temporary Advance Settlement Process post-GST Implementation, which will be implemented in all Circles w.e.f. 5.12.2017.   View orders

04.12.2017:

Payment of actual benefits to the stenographers grade III promoted as stenographers grade ii in terms of BSNL order dated 9.3.2017:

BSNL CO has clarified that the benefits envisaged in the scheme of promotion to Stenographer Grade II will be notional with effect from 31.12.2013 and actual from the date of issue of promotion orders.   View clarification

01.12.2017:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade - retention/modification:

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

01.12.2017:

Corrections in Name/Seniority number/Staff Number of SDE (T) in seniority lists 6 and 7:

BSNL CO has issued Corrections in Name/Seniority number/Staff Number of SDE (T) in seniority lists 6 and 7.   View letter

30.11.2017:

BSNL Recharged: New strategies keep it firmly in the race:

'So does India need a BSNL? The answer is a resounding yes, for the operator has single-handedly enabled telecom connectivity in rural and remote areas. It has undertaken several unprofitable but strategic projects of national importance such as BharatNet and telecom connectivity in left-wing extremist areas. Naxalite areas, for instance, which are solely served by BSNL, have a data consumption of around 400 GB per day. “The industry must have a PSU as it plays a balancing role in the sector. BSNL is present in every nook and corner of the country including remote areas and areas where the private sector may not be ready to enter. During natural calamities too, only BSNL’s network has worked,” adds Srivastava.'   Read More

30.11.2017:

Regularization of Temporary Transfer and Transfer and Posting in the grade of Junior Accounts Officer in BSNL CO, Delhi:

BSNL CO has issued orders regularising the temporary transfer of six executives.   View lists

30.11.2017:

Tenure transfer in DE/AGM grade:

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

29.11.2017:

Training for E4-E5 grade Executive in Centre of Excellence (IIT BHU):

BSNL CO has circulated the lists of executives to undergo the compulsory training in the next three batches.   View lists

28.11.2017:

Declining of promotion to DE/AGM grade on regular basis:

BSNL CO has issued orders accepting declining of promotion by one executive.   View orders

28.11.2017:

Inter-circle transfer in SDE (T) grade - cancellation:

BSNL CO has issued orders cancelling the transfer of one executive.   View orders

27.11.2017:

WHY AIBSNLOA IS NOT A SIGNATORY TO THE STRIKE NOTICE:

AIBSNLOA has already made it clear that any strike on the issue of Pay revision with 15% fitment for BSNL employees at this point of time is pre-mature, since BSNL Board has sent its favourable proposals to DoT, which has to take a decision on BSNL proposals. Except for a stock reply to one association by lower level officers of DoT that BSNL does not meet the affordability condition laid down by the 3rd PRC, the general perception is that Secretary DoT and the MOSC are favourably inclined towards pay revision for BSNL employees despite the affordability clause. Atleast one of the signatory associations for the strike notice, has reported similar view after meeting the Minister. Putting pressure on DoT through other forms of struggles like the Human chain, meeting Members of Parliaments is understandable and required too. But a strike now will have a negative impact on the services and also on the demand itself. GS AIBSNLOA had conveyed these views in clear terms in the meeting of all unions and associations held on 14.11.2017. May be his was a lone voice.
No Effort was made to jointly meet the Minister and atleast the Secretary DoT before deciding on the strike.
Strike cannot be for strike sake.

As far as the demand regarding Subsdiary Tower company, there has been no follow up by the unions and associations after the one day strike on 15.12.2016 in which AIBSNLOA was a signatory and took active participation. Keeping silent for months together afterwards and raising the issue now after cabinet has taken a decision will be only seen as an eye-wash.

Another demand, which was not at all discussed in the meeting held on 14.11.2017, has now been added - settlement of left out issues of Second Pay Revision - as if to make a mockery of the employees. As far we know, arrears of 78.2% fitment for the period from 1.1.2007 to 9.6.2013 and replacement of E1A and E2A pay scales are the two pending issues. 78.2% could have been easily clinched when the then recognised union signed wage agreement with the Management in the year 2010, when BSNL was still earning profit. But the recognised union chose to agree that they will get it when it is given to the executives. Later, the unions and associations which signed an agreement in 2012 for 'defering the arrears' went voiceless when DoT in its order dated 10.6.2013 said "No arrears will be paid". Keeping silent for four years and raising the issue now smacks of deception. Also, it appears that the recognised executive association has silently accepted E1 and E2 scales in place of E1A and E2A, if one goes through its claim of settlement of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy. Then why raise this issue now?

AIBSNLOA has participated in many strikes called by others in the past and will do so in the future too, if it is convinced that the strike, the last weapon in the workers' armoury, is absolutely necessary.

27.11.2017:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

25.11.2017:

Non-reporting and non-reviewing of e-apar of subordinates:

BSNL CO has circulated the list of 221 e-APARs still pending for reporting and 338 e-APARs pending for reviewing and has extended the last date for reporting and reviewing of APAR for 2016-17 till 9.12.2017 and 20.12.2017 respectively.   View letter

23.11.2017:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

22.11.2017:

Cabinet approves Wage Policy for the 8th Round of Wage Negotiations for workmen in Central Public Sector Enterprises:

'Wage revision in respect of unionized workmen is decided by trade unions and managements of CPSEs in terms of guidelines issued by the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) for wage negotiations.'   Read More

22.11.2017:

Preparation of All India Eligibiliy List of JTO - discrepancies observed:

BSNL CO has asked the circles which have not yet sent the required details to furnish the same and has circulated discrepancies noticed in the details already received from some circles.   View letter

21.11.2017:

Advisory for retention of knowledge and expertise acquired by executives of Telecom stream in matters of manning posts in non-territorial and specialised circles for enhancing quality of human resource availability and efficiency:

BSNL CO has proposed an arrangement where transfers of employees will continue to be considered as per extant norms, executives working in non-Territorial and Specialised Circles (as indicated in the enclosed list) shall, henceforth, be preferably rotated/transfered based on the recommendation from their respective Circle Heads, or as per administrative expediency, within the same category of Circles in accordance with tenure provisions as prescribed in BSNL Transfer Policy.   Read More

20.11.2017:

Simplification of pension procedure:

DoP&T has issued instructions that the pensioner's copy of the PPO is to be handed over to him at the time of retirement along with other retirement dues.   View DoP&T orders

20.11.2017:

Special benefits in cases of death and disability in service - implementation of recommendations of VII CPC:

BSNL CO has endorsed the DoP&PW letter on the subject.   View endorsement

20.11.2017:

Preparation for e-DPC - requirement of APAR of all AGM/DE working on regular basis:

BSNL CO has circulated the status of APARs received as on 17.11.2017.   View list

20.11.2017:

Transfer and postings in DGM (T) grade:

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

20.11.2017:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

17.11.2017:

Transfer and postings in JAO grade:

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

16.11.2017:

Supreme Court to revisit its ruling on SC/ST quota in promotions:

'A five-judge Constitution bench will examine the limited issue as to whether the 2006 verdict delivered in M Nagaraj and other versus Union of India was required to be re-looked at or not.'   Read More

16.11.2017:

Bharat Sanchar Sewa Padak - clarification:

BSNL CO has issued clarifications regarding categorisation/designation for nomination for Bharat Sanchar Sewa Padak.   View letter

16.11.2017:

Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade - modification:

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

16.11.2017:

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

BSNL CO has issued orders retaining two executives in the present circle upto 31.3.2018.   View orders

15.11.2017:

CHQ writes to MOSC requesting Implementation of revised pay scales with 15% fitment benefit for BSNL executives:

'All the senior officers of Department of Telecommunication who are on ‘deployment’ in BSNL, holding major managerial positions in BSNL & its field unis and responsible for the Ups & Downs of BSNL, have already got their pay fixed in revised scales as per the recommendations of VII Central Pay Commission with 14.2% fitment benefit w.e.f. 1.1.2016. All of them draw their higher pay and perks from BSNL and BSNL’s affordability to pay was not at all an issue for them. If BSNL employees are denied the revised pay with 15% fitment benefit, it will result in an unprecedented discrimination against its own employees vis-à-vis those who are under ‘deployment’. The fall out of such a situation will be unparalleled in the history of Indian Public Sector.'   Read More

15.11.2017:

AIBSNLOA to participate in Human Chain programme:

In the meeting of all BSNL unions and associatons held on 14.11.2017, it was decided to postpone the Human Chain Programme to 23rd November 2017, in order to give more time for mobilisation. All office bearers of CHQ/Circle/District are requested to mobilise for success of the programme. In the meeting GS AIBSNLOA expressed his views over the desirability of Strike Action at this point of time, when BSNL Management has been supportive by approving in the Board a proposal for pay revision with 15% fitment. AIBSNLOA will decide over the call for strike at the appropriate time.

15.11.2017:

Posting of Deputy Managers in BSNL Corporate Office:

BSNL CO has issued orders of posting Dy. Managers (SDEs) in BSNL Corporate Office.   View orders

15.11.2017:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

14.11.2017:

LICE JTO examination held on 22.05.2016 ( VY 2013-14), 24.09.2016 (VY 2014-15) & 11.12.2016 (VY 2015-16) –– review of failed SC/ST candidate:

BSNL CO has circulated the revised status of result of failed SC/ST candidates appeared in the aforesaid LICEs.   View orders

14.11.2017:

Revision of data facility of GSM mobile service connection to the BSNL Executives:

BSNL CO has issued orders allowing benefit of plan facility/freebies of 'Post Paid Plan - 525' as is extended to BSNL subscribers from time to time to the executives who have been provided rent free GSM mobile service connection under Post Paid Plan 525.   View orders

14.11.2017:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

13.11.2017:

Meeting with PGM (Pers) on proposed BSNL Executive Promotion Policy Amendment & Recruitment Rules 2017:

As scheduled, GS along with Com.V.K.Sharma, AGS and Com.Sanjay Vishnoi met PGM (Pers) today, submitted our views/suggestions on the proposed BSNL Executive Promotion Policy Amendment & Recruitment Rules 2017 in writing and held discussions for nearly two and a half hours. PGM (Pers) appreciated our presentation and many of the suggestions given by us as good and implementable. He assured that all the points will be duly considered and decisions taken after consultation with other associations. We requested him for early implementation after necessary modifications so that thousands of executives will get some relief immediately.   View our letter, suggestions and the chart

13.11.2017:

Preparatory work for promotion to AGM/DE grade - non-receipt of Date of Joining as SDE:

BSNL CO has circulated the list of 26 executives in respect of whom date of joining as SDE has not been received from circles yet.   View list

13.11.2017:

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

BSNL CO has issued orders cancelling transfer orders of one executive.   View orders

10.11.2017:

BSNL joins hands with Fiber Home to manufacture telecom gear and optical fiber cable in India:

'Lee, President FIBER HOME , who signed the agreement expressed optimism that joint manufacturing is coming at apt time when demand for telecom equipment is increasing world over. He felt that BSNL-Fiber Home may export telecom equipment to Asia Pacific region shortly.'   Read More

10.11.2017:

Preparatory work for promotion to AGM/DE grade - non-receipt of Screening Committee report:

BSNL CO has circulated the list of 1386 executives in respect of whom Screening Committee report has not been received from circles despite repeated reminders.   View list

10.11.2017:

Holding of social media contest for BSNL employees:

BSNL CO has announced Social Media Contest under the banner BSNLActiveUser on Facebook/Twitter exclusively for BSNL employees.   View details

10.11.2017:

Direct relieving by BSNL CO in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued order directly relieving 3 executives on transfer to NE-II circle.   View orders

09.11.2017:

Reduction of executive staff from Circle offices:

BSNL CO has directed circles to limit the executive staff strength at circle offices between 11% to 15% of total strength of circle.   View orders

09.11.2017:

Implementation of High Court/CAT orders consequent to dismissal of SLP (C) No.17130-17131/2012 by Supreme Court of India:

BSNL CO has issued clarifications with regard to manner of implementation of High Court/CAT orders on promotion of Stenographers of Grade III.   View clarifications

09.11.2017:

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

BSNL CO has issued orders cancelling transfer orders of one executive.   View orders

09.11.2017:

Transfer and posting in SDE (T) grade:

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

08.11.2017:

Proposed BSNL Executive Promotion Policy Amendment & Recruitment Rules, 2017:

Reports about finalisation of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy in the Management Committee and its salient features were in circulation by other associations during the past few days. We did not want to respond without knowing actual details of the proposal. Also we had been assured several times earlier during our informal meetings with senior officers that our views will also be heard before finalisation of the scheme. As assured, our views/suggestions on the official proposal as well as the rationale behind the proposals submitted by us earlier will be heard in detail before a final decision is taken. We are publishing the present proposal along with Management's proposal in October 2016. We request all to study both and send us your views/comments/suggestions to gsaibsnloa@gmail.com in a day or two.   View proposed BSNL EPP Amendment & RR, 2017   View Management's proposal last year

08.11.2017:

Facility of deduction of subscription to Executive Associations:

BSNL CO has issued orders that new members can submit declaration/option form for deduction of monthly subscription upto 10th of every month. Opting out/change of association can be done twice a year during 16th December to 15th January and during 16th June to 15th July.   View orders

08.11.2017:

Direct relieving by BSNL CO in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders directly relieving four executives on transfer to NE-I circle.   View orders

08.11.2017:

Transfer and posting in SDE (T) grade:

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

08.11.2017:

Transfer and posting in DGM (T) grade:

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

07.11.2017:

Corrections in Name/DoB/Seniority number/Staff number:

BSNL CO has issued Corrections in Name/DoB/Seniority number/Staff number of some executives in tentative lists I to XVII and final seniority list 6 & 7.   View orders

07.11.2017:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade - cancellation:

BSNL CO has issued orders cancelling the tenure transfers of four executives.   View orders

07.11.2017:

Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade - retention:

BSNL CO has issued orders retaining one executive upto 31.3.2018..   View orders

06.11.2017:

BSNL to hire consultant for tower business spin-off blueprint:

'"Unless we have separate company, the revenue for tower business or infrastructure business forms part of adjusted gross revenue. That attracts licence fee and spectrum usage charge at this point of time...Separate tower company will not attract that levy," he added.'   Read More

06.11.2017:

Calling of option for posting in AP/Telengana State from the executives of Architectural Stream:

BSNL CO has called for option for posting in AP/Telengana State from the executives of Architectural Stream.   View letter

06.11.2017:

Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade:

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

03.11.2017:

Inter-circle transfers in SDE (T) grade - cancellation:

BSNL CO has issued orders cancelling transfer orders of 17 executives on transfer to RCNGN.   View orders

03.11.2017:

Direct relieving through ERP in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders directly relieving through ERP, 7 executives in SDE (T) grade on transfer to BSNL CO.   View orders

03.11.2017:

Direct relieving through ERP in AO/SR.AO grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders proposing to directly relieve through ERP, 55 executives in AO/Sr.AO grade on transfer to other circles.   View orders

03.11.2017:

Direct relieving through ERP in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders directly relieving through ERP, 11 executives in SDE (T) grade on transfer to RCNGN/NCNGN.   View orders

02.11.2017:

Superannuation benefits to BSNL recruited employees:

BSNL CO has updated information on the matter, stating that BSNL Board discussed the proposal of increase in contribution from 3% to 5%, in its last meeting held on 24.10.2017.   View letter

02.11.2017:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

02.11.2017:

Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders retaining one executive upto 31.3.2018..   View orders

31.10.2017:

Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade:

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

30.10.2017:

Regular promotion and postings in DE/AGM grade:

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

30.10.2017:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

30.10.2017:

Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade:

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

30.10.2017:

Transfer and postings in SDE (T) grade:

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

27.10.2017:

Transfer and postings in DGM (F) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfers/cancellation in DGM (F) grade.   View orders

26.10.2017:

Meeting with General Manager (SR):

GS met the GM (SR) today and discussed the following:

1. Implementation of 3rd Pay Revision for BSNL Executives:

GM (SR) said that the matter is being seriously pursued by CMD & Director (HR) and things are moving on the right direction as of now and wanted us to wait with full confidence on the Management. :

2.superannuation benefit to BSNL retired employees:

GM (SR) said that the scheme with increased contribution from BSNL is being processed for finalisation.

26.10.2017:

Meeting with Joint General Manager (Pers):

GS met the Jt. GM (Pers) today and discussed the following issues:

1.Holding of DPC for promotion to various grades:

Jt. GM (Pers) said that the SLP filed by BSNL seeking permission of Supreme Court for holding DPCs in accordance with existing guidelines of DOP&T on reservation will come up tomorrow for admission and hoped that it will be admitted for hearing.

2. CPSU Cadre Hierarchy:

We repeated our request that we should also be taken into confidence while finalising the proposals. Jt. GM (Pers) assured that before finalisation, our views will also be taken.

3. Granting upgradation to E6 pay scale to DGM adhoc executives:

We reminded that PGM (Pers) had earlier agreed to get the matter reviewed and again put up to Management Committee for consideration. Jt. GM (Pers) said that matter is yet to be reviewed. We argued that since these executives have been promoted as DGM only on adhoc basis, their substantive grade should be taken as STS and they should be granted the E6 pay scale. Jt. GM (Pers) agreed to consider our contention.

26.10.2017:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

25.10.2017:

GPF interest rate w.e.f. 1st October 2017:

The Government of India has announced that during the Financial Year 2017-18, accumulations at the credit of subscribers to the General Provident Fund (GPF) and other similar funds shall carry interest at the rate of 7.8% (Seven point eight per cent) with effect from 1st October, 2017 to 31st December, 2017. This rate will be in force w.e.f. 1st October, 2017. The Notification to this effect has been issued and published in the Gazette of India on 23rd October, 2017. (PIB)

25.10.2017:

Use of Aadhaar e-KYC service of UIDAI for issuing new mobile connections and re-verification of existing subscribers:

DoT has asked service providers to take measures including OTP based re-verification and re-verification at subscriber's doorstep.   View DoT letter

24.10.2017:

Implementation of third pay revision for BSNL Executives:

It is learnt that BSNL Board, in its meeting today, has cleared the proposal for implementation of pay revision with 15% fitment benefit for BSNL Executives. The meeting is also said to have cleared 2% additional contribution by BSNL towards superannuation benefits fof BSNL recruited employees.

24.10.2017:

LICE for promotion to JAO grade held on 17.7.2016 - approval for utilisation of resultant vacancies arisen due to declining of some candidates:

BSNL CO has allowed the Circles to decide with respect to category-wise available vacancies under intimation to the cadre controlling authority.   View letter

24.10.2017:

Direct relieving by BSNL CO in SDE (T) grade:

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

24.10.2017:

Transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade - retention:

BSNL CO has issued orders retaining two executives temporarily.   View orders

24.10.2017:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

23.10.2017:

Longest stay list of Executives of BSNL CO:

BSNL CO has asked all sections to verify the stay particulars with the service book and incorporate missing name if any latest by 31.10.2017.   View letter

23.10.2017:

Tenure transfer in SDE (T) grade:

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

20.10.2017:

Excercising option for choosing parent circle in JTO/JAO grade w.r.t. bifurcation of AP Circle:

BSNL CO has issued orders giving option to the Executives in JTO/JAO grade to choose their parent circle, either AP or Telengana, as a one time measure.   View letter

18.10.2017:

Changes at the level of Vigilance Heads in different circles:

BSNL CO has conveyed the decision of the competent authority to operate the posts of Vigilance Heads of AP, Bihar, CHTD, Karnataka, CTD, Kerala, MP, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamilnadu, UP (E), UP (W) and Maharashtra circles at GM level and the remaining circles at DGM level.   View letter

17.10.2017:

CMD on Implementation of Third Pay Revision for BSNL Employees:

While addressing the gathering during Hindi Fortnight Celebrations - Prize distribution function at BSNL Corporate Office yesterday, CMD Shri Anupam Shrivastava lauded the efforts of all in BSNL achieving increased market share despite unprecedented competition in the industry. He said that he was sure that BSNL employees will get third pay revision implemented for them, mentioning that MoSC and Secretary DoT too feel that BSNL is performing well and its employees deserve the pay revision and that denying pay revision to BSNL employees will be discrimination against them while comparing with other PSUs. He appealed to the employees to continue their hard work and ensure keeping up the momentum of revenue growth.

17.10.2017:

Allotment of BSNL staff quarters - Preparation of waiting list:

BSNL CO has issued revised guidelines for preparation of waiting list, date of priority and technical accpetance, in accordance with Directorate of Estate guidelines.   View letter

17.10.2017:

Reviewing result of failed SC/ST candidates in circle level LICE/LDCE etc - clarification:

BSNL CO has intimated all circles to incorporate the reduced qualifying marks of 20% and 15% for SC & ST respectively and to review the failed SC/ST candidates in each required qualifying sections/parts of a paper or papers as per schemes & syllabus for the LICEs/LDCEs etc., notified on or after 2.12.2014.   View letter

17.10.2017:

Transfer and postings in AO/Sr.AO grade:

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

17.10.2017:

Transfer and posting in DGM (T) grade:

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

13.10.2017:

Implementation of Third Pay Revision for BSNL Executives:

No decision on the proposals cleared by the Remuneration Committee is reported to have been taken by BSNL Board which met yesterday.

13.10.2017:

Direct relieving of DE/AGM by BSNL CO:

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

13.10.2017:

Tenure transfer in DE/AGM grade - retention:

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

13.10.2017:

Tenure transfer in SDE (T) grade:

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

12.10.2017:

Vigilance clearance for foreign tour:

BSNL CO has decided that Vigilance clearance need not be withheld for Business Tours abroad, in respect of such officials, who are facing any RDA or criminal proceedings within the Organisation or any Court of Law respectively, provided that such departmental or criminal proceedings do not involve charges of moral turpitude.   View letter

12.10.2017:

Implementation of Biometric system in all Telecom Circles of BSNL other than NCR:

BSNL CO has requested all Telecom Circles other than NCR to update the status of availability and working of biometric systmes for registering the attendance of staff at their circle headquarters by 31st october 2017.   View letter

11.10.2017:

Implementation of Third Pay Revision for BSNL Executives:

The Remunerations Committee is said to be meeting today to finalise the proposal. If finalised today, it is likely that the proposal will be submitted to BSNL Board, meeting tomorrow.

11.10.2017:

CHQ writes to PGM (Pers) regarding Long stay list of Executives working in BSNL CO:

'While the situation is so, it is really surprising that the letter cited under reference proposes to reduce the staff strength of executives working in BSNL CO by 25%. We are afraid that the proposal is not based on a detailed study on the nature and working of BSNL Corporate Office and the consequences of shortage above 25%. This will result in far reaching consequences at a time when BSNL CO has been playing a major role in coordinating with the Circles regarding development activities in all verticals ensuring revival of financial health of BSNL.'   Read More

11.10.2017:

Modified final seniority list in SDE (C) grade in supersession of BSNL seniority list dated 16.6.2006:

BSNL CO has circulated the modified final seniority list in SDE (C) grade since DoT has released a Final seniority list in the grade of AE (C) in compliance to the Hon'ble PCAT New Delhi order.   View list

11.10.2017:

BSNL endorses DPE order regarding revision of IDA rate w.e.f. 1.10.2017:

BSNL CO has endorsed DPE order revising IDA from 119% to 124.3%.   View endorsement

10.10.2017:

Preparation for e-Dpc -Requirement of Screening committee report & ApARs of all AGM/Des working on regular basis:

BSNL CO has once again requested the circles/units to forward the screening committee report to DPC section and APARs to CS to Director (HR) of all executives working as AGM/DE on regular basis for preparing e-dpc before 15.12.2017.   View letter

10.10.2017:

Tenure transfer in SDE (T) grade - retention:

BSNL CO has issued orders retaining one executive upto 31.3.2018.   View orders

09.10.2017:

IDA scale upgradation in respect of JTOs working on deputation basis:

BSNL CO has clarified that IDA pay scale upgradation in respect of JTOs working on deputation will be carried out by respective circles where the official is working on deputation basis as Service book and APARs are available with circle where office is posted.   View orders

08.10.2017:

Revision of IDA w.e.f. 1.10.2017:

DPE has issued orders revising IDA from 119% to 124.3% w.e.f. 1.10.2017.   View orders

07.10.2017:

BSNL-Mobikwik wallet clocks Rs 1 cr GMV in 45 days:

"BSNL-MobiKwik wallet is an initiative to include semi- urban and rural India into the digital payments economy. We are enthralled by the initial response received, and hope to have 10-fold growth in GMV within the next 12 months," BSNL Chairman and MD Anupam Shrivastava said.   Read More

06.10.2017:

Representation received from LICE SC/ST candidates regarding review/denial for promotion:

BSNL CO has clarified that the results of the failed SC & ST candidates are to be reviewed only for the LICEs/LDCEs notified on or after 2.12.2014.   View orders

06.10.2017:

Promotion and posting in AGM of erstwhile CSS cadre:

BSNL CO has issued orders of promotion and posting in AGM of erstwhile CSS cadre.   View orders

06.10.2017:

Corrections in Name/DoB etc in seniority lists 6 and 7 of SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued Corrections in Name/DoB etc in seniority lists 6 and 7 of SDE (T) grade.   View orders

06.10.2017:

Posting of Deputy Managers in BSNL Corporate Office:

BSNL CO has issued posting orders in DM grade.   View orders

06.10.2017:

Transfer and posting in DGM (F) grade - reallotment/retention:

BSNL CO has issued orders of reallotment/retention with reference to transfer and posting in DGM (F) grade grade.   View orders

05.10.2017:

Longest stay list of Executives of BSNL CO New Delhi:

BSNL CO has circulated the long stay lists of Executives working in Corporate Office and NTR, proposing to deploy these executives in field units.   View letter

05.10.2017:

Implementation of Supreme court judgment on recovery of excess/wrongful payments made to employees of BSNL - compliance:

BSNL CO has asked the circles to send a compliance report by 30.10.2017.   View orders

05.10.2017:

Transfer and posting in SDE (T) grade:

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

04.10.2017:

In-depth - How state-run telco BSNL is turning the corner:

'Nearly 10% staff goes off the rolls every year as they achieve retirement. We are not filling up new positions and it could eventually help us in increasing operational profit, according to the top executive.'   Read More

04.10.2017:

Transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade:

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

04.10.2017:

Direct relieving by BSNL CO through ERP in SDE (T) grade:

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

03.10.2017:

Direct relieving by BSNL CO through ERP in SDE (T) grade:

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

03.10.2017:

Direct relieving by BSNL CO through ERP in DE/AGM grade:

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

03.10.2017:

Transfer and posting in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders cancelling the transfer of one executive.   View orders

29.09.2017:

Increase in IDA w.e.f. 1.10.2017:

According to calculations based on All India Consumer Price Index for Industrial workers for June 2017 (280), July 2017 (285) and August 2017 (285), IDA will increase w.e.f. 1.10.2017 by 5.3% from 119% to 124.3%.

27.09.2017:

Welcome offer for BSNL employees on the eve of festival seasons:

M/s One Mobikwik has proposed the following Welcome Offer to BSNL employees:   Read more from BSNL letter

27.09.2017:

Tenure transfers in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfers/modification in DE/AGMs grade.   View orders

26.09.2017:

Meeting with PGM (Pers):

GS along with Com.Bisnoi met PGM (Pers) yesterday and discussed the following issues:

1.CPSU Cadre Hierarchy:

We requested that before finalising the issue we should also be taken into confidence. PGM (Pers) said that presently the matter is being examined based on the proposal of the respresentative association. Once proposals are finalised, views of other associations will be heard, before putting up for approval by the competent authority.

2. Resolving the stalemate in holding DPC for promotion to various grades:

PGM (Pers) informed us that a fresh SLP is being filed, requesting the Apex Court to allow BSNL to give promotions as per the existing DoP&T guidelines. Action will be taken as per Court's directions.

26.09.2017:

Promotion and posting in DGM (F) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of promotion and postings in DGM (F) grade on adhoc basis.   View orders

26.09.2017:

Transfer and posting in DGM (F) grade:

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

26.09.2017:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

26.09.2017:

Transfer and posting in SDE (T) grade:

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

22.09.2017:

STATUS UPDATE ON ISSUES:


1.BSNL proposal for implementation of pay revision under 3rd PRC:

The report of the Internal Committee proposing implementation of revised pay scales with 15% fitnment benefit, has been approved by the Management Committee of BSNL. After the report gets nod from CMD, it will be sent to the Remunerations Committee.

2. Pension Contribution by BSNL on the basis of actual pay instead of maximum of the pay scale:

DoT Finance is reported to have cleared the proposal. It is being sent to Department of Expenditure under Minstry of Finance for concurrence.

22.09.2017:

Provisional seniority list of directly recruited deputy general managers in bsnl:

BSNL CO has circulated the provisional seniority list of DR DGMs in BSNL.   View list

22.09.2017:

Verification of eligibility based on date of appointment in respect of JTOs who appeared and passed LDCE 2015 held on 21.6.2015:

BSNL CO has requested some circles which have not sent the required details, to send the details urgently.   View letter

22.09.2017:

Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade:

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

22.09.2017:

Transfer and posting in SDE (C) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders retaining three executives in the present zone upto 31.3.2018.   View orders

22.09.2017:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

21.09.2017:

Director (HR) message on evironment protection:

'Therefore while using the resources, we have to maximise the use of three R's - reduce, reuse and recycle in all our office activities which will help cut down on the amount of waste.'   Read More from Director (HR) message

21.09.2017:

Amendment to the provisions of General Provident Fund (Central Service )RUles 1960- liberalization of provisions for drawal of advance from the Fund by the subscribers:

BSNL CO has endorsed the DoP&PW OMs dated 7.3.2017 on the subject.   View letter

20.09.2017:

Participaton by retired employees of BSNL in various activities of BSNL Associations:

GM (SR) has written to General Secretaries of all BSNL Associations against involvement of retired executives and making correspondence with BSNL Management under their signature, requesting strict compliance of provisions of BSNL (REA) Rules, 2014.   View GM SR letter

20.09.2017:

Implementation of Supreme Court judgment on recovery of excess/wrongful payments made to employees in BSNL:

BSNL CO has authorised circles to take decision in respect of non-executives and to all cases of Executives to Corporate Office as prescribed in its letter dated 23.3.2017.   View letter

20.09.2017:

Preparatory work for promotion to AGM/DE (T) on Regular/Adhoc basis:

BSNL CO has circulated list of Executives for whom VC has been called for under Annexure A and list of Executives for whom VC has not been called for due to non-availability of details like HR number, Place working etc., under Annexure-B.   View lists

20.09.2017:

Non reporting and reviewing of e-APAR's of subordinates:

BSNL CO has circulated the lists of 318 e-APAR still pending for reporting and 794 pending for review.   View lists

20.09.2017:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

19.09.2017:

TRAI issues Regulations on Domestic Termination Charges:

Keyfeatures of the Regulations are as follows: a) For Mobile to Mobile, termination charge has been reduced from 14 paisa per minute to 6 paisa per minute w.e.f. 1st October, 2017. b) For other types of calls (such as wire-line to mobile, wire-line to wireline and wire-line to mobile) the termination charge would continue to remain zero. c) From 1st January, 2020 onwards the termination charge for all types of domestic calls shall be zero.   View TRAI Press Release

19.09.2017:

Inter-circle transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

18.09.2017:

Draft Consolidated Model Conduct, Discipline and Appeal (CDA) Rules for CPSEs:

DPE has issued revised Model CDA Rules seeking comments on the subject matter within 30 days.   View DPE letter

18.09.2017:

Director (HR) issues advisory against canvasssing of political/non-official or other outside influence by BSNL employees in their service matters - maintenance of confidential file for action as per BSNL CDA Rules.:

'Any such act shall be viewed as 'misconduct' under the BSNL CDA rules and a confidential file/dossier shall be maintained against such employees/deputationists for action at appropriate time'.   Read More from Director (HR) advisory

15.09.2017:

Promotion to DGM (F) grade:

DPC work for promotion to DGM (F) grade is reported to have been completed and promotion orders are expected to be issued next week after approval by the competent authority.

13.09.2017:

Revision of income criteria to exclude socially advanced persons/sections (Creamy Layer) from the purview of reservation for Other Backward Classes :

'It has now been decided to raise the income limit from 6 lakh to 8 lakh per annum for determining the creamy layer amongst the Other Backward Classes.'   Read More from DoP&T OM

12.09.2017:

Cabinet approves hiving off mobile tower assets of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited into a separate company, fully owned by BSNL:

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for hiving off mobile tower assets of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) into a separate company, fully owned by BSNL. This approval authorizes BSNL to monetize its telecom tower infrastructure with the formation of a separate subsidiary company. There are around 4,42,000 mobile towers in the country out of which more than 66,000 mobile tower are of BSNL. An independent, dedicated tower company of BSNL with a focused approach will lead to increasing of external tenancies and consequentially higher revenue for the new company.   Read More from the Cabinet decision

11.09.2017:

Direct relieving of SDEs under transfer to NE-II, by Corporate office:

BSNL CO has issued orders directly relieving 6 SDEs (T) under transfer to NE-II circle.   View orders

11.09.2017:

Confirmation after successful completion of probation in the grade of AEE (C) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders permanently appointing two executives in the substantive grade of Assistant Executive Engineer (Civil) from the dates shown against their names.   View orders

10.09.2017:

West Bengal State Branch of AIBSNLOA meet MOSC:

Office bearers of West Bengal State Branch of AIBSNLOA, Com.Sukumar Ghosh, President, Com.Soumya Basak, Secretary, Com. Goutam Majumder, Finance Secretary Com.Sanat Aich, Vice President, Com.Nirmal Sarker, Asst. Secretary and Com.Mrinal Kanti Biswas, Organising Secretary met Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon'ble Minister of State for Communications during an official BSNL function in Kolkata on 8.9.2017 and submitted a Memorandum requesting him to ensure early implementation of Pay Revision for BSNL Executives as per 3rd PRC with 15% fitment benefit. He asked pointedly what they wanted to know. When representatives of AIBSNLOA asked him whether they can expect a positive outcome for BSNL Executives, he replied emphatically, "YES". Later they had discussions with CMD. CMD asked them to continue to work hard for improving BSNL's revenue and said that he will take care of pay revision matter.

08.09.2017:

Pay Revision of CPSE executives - decision on Location based compensatory allowances and Non-Practicing Allowance:

DPE has issued orders on Location based compensatory allowances and Non-Practicing Allowance.   View DPE OM

08.09.2017:

Promotion and posting in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders promoting seven left out JTOs (T) of DPC 2011 against 67% quota to SDE (T) grade.   View orders

07.09.2017:

Transfer and posting in DGM (T) grade:

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

07.09.2017:

Transfer and posting in EE (E)grade:

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

07.09.2017:

Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade:

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

07.09.2017:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

07.09.2017:

Transfer and posting in SDE (T) grade:

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

06.09.2017:

CHQ writes to Secretary, DoT regarding Payment of pension contribution in respect of BSNL employees on the basis of actual pay:

'Now it is learnt that DoE has conveyed its no objection for pension contribution on actual pay and has left the matter to be decided by DoT.'   Read More

06.09.2017:

Transfer and posting in SDE (C) grade:

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

06.09.2017:

Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders retaining one Executive in the present circle upto 31.3.2018.   View orders

06.09.2017:

Transfer and posting in SDE (T) grade:

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

05.09.2017:

TOP 10 BEST MOBILE SIM NETWORKS IN INDIA - BSNL ranks second:

'BSNL or Cellone is unarguably the biggest and most widespread cell phone carrier in India with coast-to-coast nationwide coverage with consistency. With BSNL SIM card in your pocket, you can travel to any corner of the country. The best part of BSNL is it offers 2G and 3G at the same price but its net speed is substandard with very poor internet connectivity.'   View Digitbin survey

05.09.2017:

DoT's order no.40-12/2004-Pen(T)(Pt), dated 5th July 2017 regarding pay fixation matters relating to BSNL employees - issue of increment on regular promotion to a scale - stay order on any Pay revision and any recoveries granted by Hon'ble Jaipur Bench of CAT:

'Due to matter being brought up by BSNL management before competent authority in DoT, the order dt. 05th July 2007 remained to be endorsed for action.'   Read More from BSNL letter

05.09.2017:

Conducting DR-JAO in BSNL through open competitive Exam – Publication of Indicative advertisement:

BSNL is to recruit 996 Junior Accounts Officers (DR-JAOs) from open market through online competitive Exams.   View letter

05.09.2017:

Inter-circle transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

05.09.2017:

Tenure transfer in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders retaining one Executive in the present circle upto 31.3.2018.   View orders

04.09.2017:

Review of result of failed SC/ST candidates in JAO LICE 40% and JAO LICE 10% quota:

BSNL CO has circulated the reviewed status of failed SC/ST candidates in JAO LICE 40% and JAO LICE 10% quota.   View orders

04.09.2017:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

30.08.2017:

Concessional telephone facility to serving employees of BSNL - Free night calling facility:

BSNL CO has issued orders allowing Free Night calling facility to BSNL serving Group B, C & D employees having residential service telephone connection and concessional telephone connections as extended to any other subscriber and retired BSNL employees.   View orders

30.08.2017:

Promotion and posting in SDE (C) grade:

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

30.08.2017:

Transfer and postings in SDE (C) grade:

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

30.08.2017:

Transfer and posting in SDE (T) grade:

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

29.08.2017:

Status update on issues:

1.BSNL proposal for implementation of pay revision under 3rd PRC:

The internal Committee constituted on 16.8.2017 under the Chairmanship of PGM (EF) for exploring the modalities for implementation of revision of pay under 3rd PRC is likely to finalise its recommendations today. Once finalised it will be submitted to Director (HR) and then will go the Management Committee for approval.

2.Pension scheme of BSNL recruited employees:

The decision for additional 2% contribution by BSNL, approved by the Management Committee, has been sent to the Remunerations Committee.

3.Rescinding of EPP Para I.II (v) by DoT disallowing extra increment on regular promotion in the same scale:

As reported by us earlier, BSNL has already written to DoT for review and withdrawal of DoT letter dated 5.7.2017.

29.08.2017:

Social security Scheme for the families of BSNL Employees who die untimely during service - Entirely to be funded by BSNL Employees on pay roll:

BSNL CO has proposed a Benevolent Fund with sole contribution from all employees to provide economic assistance to families of employees who die in harness. Please send in your views/suggestions to CHQ before 1st September 2017.   View proposal

29.08.2017:

Corrections in Name/DoB/seniority number/staff number in SDE (T) seniority lists 6 & 7:

BSNL CO has circulated corrections in Name/DoB/seniority number/staff number in SDE (T) seniority lists 6 & 7.   View letter

29.08.2017:

Amendment in Column 13 of the Recruitment Rules 2003 of Assistant Manager (erstwhile Assistant of CSS) and Personal Assistant of CSSS Cadre of BSNL Corporate Office and Recruitment Rules 2004 of Personal Assistant and RR 2005 of Rajbhasha Adhikari of BSNL Field Units for the purpose of synchronizing Appointing Authorities with those in BSNL CDA Rules 2006:

BSNL CO has issued Amendment in Column 13 of the Recruitment Rules 2003 of Assistant Manager (erstwhile Assistant of CSS) and Personal Assistant of CSSS Cadre of BSNL Corporate Office and Recruitment Rules 2004 of Personal Assistant and RR 2005 of Rajbhasha Adhikari of BSNL Field Units for the purpose of synchronizing Appointing Authorities with those in BSNL CDA Rules 2006.   View amendment

29.08.2017:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

25.08.2017:

West Bengal Government responds positively to AIBSNLOA West Bengal representation:

AIBSNLOA West Bengal has always been in the fore-front when it comes to improvement of BSNL services. Earlier it played active role in getting permission for cable laying on Vidyasagar Setu, free of any charges. Later Com.Soumya Basak, Circle Secretary, AIBSNLOA West Bengal, represented to Hon'ble Chief Minister of West Bengal, in deference to CGM CTD request to Government of West Bengal, seeking permission for installation of Access points in State Govt. Buildings and premises, with enhanced data speed. AIBSNLOA West Bengal kept following up the issue with State Government authorities. Now, Department of Information Technology & Electronics, Kolkata has conveyed its no objection in respect of BSNL proposal for installation of Access points, specifically refering to the letter from Com.Soymya Basak, Circle Secretary, AIBSNLOA, West Bengal. CHQ congratulates AIBSNLOA West Bengal for its achievement and wishes that it keeps up its efforts.   View the letter

25.08.2017:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders two executives in the present circle upto 30.9.2017.   View orders

24.08.2017:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

23.08.2017:

Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade - cancellation:

BSNL CO has issued orders of cancelling transfer of one Executive.   View orders

23.08.2017:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

22.08.2017:

Procedure for booking of air-tickets on LTC - clarification :

DoP&T has clarified that in case of non-entitled Government servants travelling by air on LTC and claiming entitled rail fare, the condition of booking the air tickets through authorised travel agents viz. 'M/s Balmer Lawrie & Company', 'M/s Ashok Travels & Tours' and 'IRCTC' may not be insisted upon.   View DoP&T OM

21.08.2017:

Pay Revision for BSNL employees expected soon:

'CMD BSNL, while speaking in an event organised for launching BSNL Digital Wallet said that pay revision of BSNL employees is under consideration by the Government and a positive decision can be expected soon. He also said, refering to MOSC Shri Manoj Sinha who was present on the occasion, that the Hon'ble Minister has been making all efforts in this direction and good news will be received soon.'   Read more

21.08.2017:

BSNL sees FY17 revenue holding up despite tough competition:

'"Overall, the year FY17 was a tough year because of stiff competition. But while the revenue of most operators came under pressure, we have been able to sustain the same level with a slight increase," Shrivastava added.'   Read More

21.08.2017:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

21.08.2017:

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

BSNL CO has issued orders cancelling the transfer of one Executive.   View orders

18.08.2017:

Transfer and postings in AO/Sr.AO grade:

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

18.08.2017:

Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade - retention:

BSNL CO has issued orders retaining one Executive on transfer, upto 31.3.2018.   View orders

17.08.2017:

Concessional telephone facility to retired/retiring employees of BSNL - Free night calling facility:

BSNL CO has issued orders allowing free STD calls too under Free night calling facility.   View orders

17.08.2017:

Transfer and posting to IMMARSAT:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and posting to IMMARSAT in DGM/SDE grades.   View orders

17.08.2017:

Inter-circle transfers/cancellation in SDE (T) grade:

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

16.08.2017:

CHQ writes to Director (HR) regarding Extension of benefits to departmental officials selected against Direct Recruit JTO Quota who had applied through proper channel – option for fixation of pay in revised scale on date of promotion:

'The whole issue is pivoted on BSNL’s defective interpretation that “the appointment given under direct recruitment outside quota after tendering technical resignation by the employee cannot be treated as promotion.” This clarification is not based on any rules but merely based on an assumption that ‘appointment’ under DR quota is not ‘promotion’.'   Read More

12.08.2017:

Promotion to DGM (F) grade:

It is reliably learnt that Management Committee of BSNL has given its consent for relaxation of condition of minimum qualifying service in CAO regular grade, paving the way for holding CPC for promotion to DGM (F), reportedly for 66 vacancies.

10.08.2017:

CHQ writes to CMD regarding Implementation of Revised Pay scales recommended by 3rd PRC and approved by Government of India with 15% fitment benefit in respect of BSNL Executives:

'Our confidence is based on the fact that the affordability clause was very much there in the Government decisions on the recommendations of the 2nd PRC circulated vide DPE OM No.2(70)/08-DPE (WC) dated 26.11.2008, with the only difference that the 2nd PRC stipulated ‘not more than 20% dip in PBT for the year 2007-08’, and the 3rd PRC has stipulated ‘not more than 20% dip in PBT for the last three financial years preceding the year of implementation.’ The DPE OM dated 26.11.2008 for implementation of 2nd PRC recommendations had also provided for ‘a uniform lower fitment benefit of 10% or 20%, depending upon their affordability’. Even then Executives of MTNL were granted pay revision w.e.f. 1.1.2007 with the highest admissible fitment benefit of 30% despite MTNL incurring consecutive losses for several years before.'   Read More

10.08.2017:

Direct Recruitment to JTO through GATE scaore-2017 - Second Merit list:

BSNL CO has circulated the second merit list for Direct Recruitment to JTO grade through GATE score - 2017.   View list

10.08.2017:

Transfer and posting SDE (T) grade:

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

10.08.2017:

Transfer and posting in DGM (T) grade:

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

09.08.2017:

Promotion to the grade of DGM on regular basis in the IDA pay scale of Rs. 329OO-58OOO/- (E5):

BSNL CO has issued orders of promotion on regular basis from AGM grade to DGM grade of erstwhile CSS cadre in the IDA pay scale of Rs.32900-58000/-.   View orders

09.08.2017:

Ante-dating the date of effect of Adhoc Promotion in the grade of AGM/DE:

BSNL CO has issued orders ante-dating the date of effect of Adhoc Promotion in the grade of AGM/DE.   View orders

09.08.2017:

Cancellation of Transfer and posting in SDE (T) grade:

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

09.08.2017:

Transfer and posting SDE (T) grade:

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

09.08.2017:

Transfer and posting in DGM (T) grade:

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

09.08.2017:

Transfer and posting/cancellation of transfer in DE/AGM grade:

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

08.08.2017:

Constitution of anomalies committee in accordance with DPE OM on pay revision:

DPE has constituted Anomalies Committee to look into any specific issues/problems that may arise in implementation of the Government's decision on the revision of pay scales w.e.f. 1.1.2017.   View DPE O.M.

08.08.2017:

Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade - retention:

BSNL CO has issued orders retaining one executive in the present circle upto 31.3.2018.   View orders

08.08.2017:

Promotion and postings in DGM (T) grade - Modification/retention:

BSNL CO has issued orders modifying the circle of posting for one executive and retaining one executive in the present circle upto 31.1.2018.   View orders

07.08.2017:

DPE issues orders on Government decisions on allowances other than the allowances under 'cafeteria approach':

DPE has issued orders on Government decisions on allowances other than the allowances under 'cafeteria approach', like HRA, Leased Accommodation etc.   View DPE O.M.

04.08.2017:

DPE issues orders on Government decisions on third pay revision for CPSE Executives:

DPE has issued orders on Government decisions on the recommendations of the Third Pay Revision Committee for pay revision of Board level and below Board level Executives and Non-unionised Supervisors of Central Public Sector Enterprises w.e.f 1.1.2017.   View DPE O.M.

04.08.2017:

Direct Payment of GPF Advance/Withdrawal by DoT for BSNL employees:

BSNL CO has issued instructions that that whenever any officer/official is transferred from one circle to other circle the copy of posting order should be sent to both CCA offices i.e. transferring circle & transferred circle immediately in order to avoid delay in payment procedure ofGPF.   View letter

03.08.2017:

Transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade - retention:

BSNL CO has issued orders retaining two executives in the present circle till 31.3.2018.   View orders

03.08.2017:

Transfer and posting in SDE (T) grade:

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

02.08.2017:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

01.08.2017:

Amendment to BSNL CDA Rules 2006:

BSNL CO has issued letter amending BSNL CDA Rules 2006, inserting Sl.No.42 under Rule 5 in order to curb practice of Obtaining donations by associations / NGOs formed by either employees or their spouses etc. from the contractors, vendors, customers or other persons having commercial relationship / official dealings with the CPSE.   View letter

31.07.2017:

Preparatory work for promotion to AGM/DE grade - not traceable/not identified names:

BSNL CO has circulated the list of 82 executives not traceable/not identified by any circle.   View list

28.07.2017:

Amendment to BSNL CDA Rules 2006:

BSNL CO has issued letter amending BSNL CDA Rules 2006, incorporating provisions in line with FR56(j) & 56(l) and Rule 48(1)(b) of CCS Pension Rules to carryout periodical review for ensuring probity and efficacy among employees of BSNL.   View letter

28.07.2017:

Transfer and posting in SDE (T) grade:

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

27.07.2017:

Availability of option for fixation of pay on promotion from the Date of Next Increment (DNI) in the lower post and method of fixation of pay from DNI, if opted for, in context of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016:

'After due consideration in this matter, the President is pleased to decide as follows: (i) FR 22(I)(a)(1) holds good with regard to availability of option clause for pay fixation, to a Government Servant holding a post, other than a tenure post, in a substantive or temporary or officiating capacity, who is promoted or appointed in a substantive, temporary or officiating capacity, as the case may be, subject to the fulfilment of the eligibility conditions as prescribed in the relevant Recruitment Rules, to another post carrying duties or responsibilities of greater importance than those attaching to the post held by him/her. Such Government Servant may opt to have his/her pay fixed from the Date of his/her Next Increment (either 15t July or 1st January, as the case may be) accruing in the Level of the post from which he/she is promoted, except in cases of appointment on deputation basis to an ex-cadre post or on direct recruitment basis or appointment/promotion on ad-hoc basis.   Read More from DOP&T OM

27.07.2017:

Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade - cancellation:

BSNL CO has issued orders cancelling transfer orders in respect of one Executive.   View orders

27.07.2017:

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

BSNL CO has issued orders retaining one SDE (T) upto 31.3.2018.   View orders

25.07.2017:

CHQ writes to CMD regarding Grant of increment on regular promotion in the same scale – Unjustified rescinding of Para I.II (v) of BSNL Executive Promotion Policy by Dept. of Telecom:

'P&T Audit/DoT will also have to be reminded of such double fixation still available in all Central Government departments including DoT for promotion from Sr.Accounts Officer to JTS of Accounts and Finance Service Group A. Similar fixation was also extended in the 90’s to the Engineering wing of DoT for promotion from Lateral JTO to SDE. A copy of the letter from Controller of Defence Accounts dated 13.1.2010, conveying the clarification from Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure that “since both the feeder and promotional post have the identical pay structure of Grade Pay Rs 5400/- in the pay band 3, pay fixation on promotion of Sr. Accounts Officers of DAD to JTS of IDAS Group 'A' will be done by granting them one increment equal to 3% of the sum of the pay in the pay band and the existing grade pay and rounding it off to the next multiple of 10” is enclosed.'   Read More

25.07.2017:

MAGNIFICIENT CIRCLE CONFERENCE OF AIBSNLOA TAMILNADU CIRCLE:

The Fourth Circle Conference of ALL INDIA BSNL OFFICERS’ ASSOCIATION, Tamilnadu Circle was held in Trichy on 23rd July 2017 under the Presidentship of Com. T.Gunasekaran, Circle President with grandiose and glory. Com. K.Rajasekaran, All India President delivered the inaugural address. The Open Session that followed was impressive with august presence of CGM, other senior officers of Tamilnadu and representatives of sister unions and associations. The Hall was overflowing with dignified delegates and visitors. Throughout the session, the delegates remained glued to their seats with rapt attention to the speeches delivered by the Guests. In a striking deviation from a formal appearance of Guests with grim faces in such meetings, the session witnessed camaraderie and friendship reverberating with happy and smiling faces throughout, evident from the pictures uploaded. The event was a testimony to the respect and reliability AIBSNLOA has earned from the CGM and other senior officers.

Com. P.Manoharan, AGS & Chairman Reception Committee welcomed the gathering in the Open Session. Com. M.S.Radhakrishnan delivered the Keynote address. Shri V.Raju. PGM Trichy, Shri C.Vinod, PGM Thanjavur, Shri P.V.Karunanithi, PGM NWP-CFA, Chennai, Shri D.Porpathasekaran, GM Nodal Centre Trichy, Com. R.Rajasekar, Circle Secretary, SNEA, Shri P.Mohan, District Secretary AIBSNLEA and Shri K.Natarajan, Circle Secretary, NFTE BSNL felicitated the Conference. Smt.N.Poonguzhali, Chief General Manager, Tamilnadu Telecom Circle and Com. Rakesh Sethi, General Secretary delivered Special Address. Com. K. Ganapathysubramanian delivered the Vote of Thanks.

Smt. N.Poonguzhali, CGM, in her speech expressed happiness that Tamilnadu Circle ranked among the top three circles in revenue growth and EBITDA and that this was due to the aggressive implementation of innovative schemes like All India Free roaming in mobile, Sundays and Night Free calling in landline, SWAS [Service With A Smile], Nalanthaana? and Ethavida Osanthathu Ethu?. However, she said, that the revenue position in the first quarter of 2017 was not that rosy. She called upon the Executives to contribute their full efforts in ensuring sustaining revenue growth.

Shri Rakesh Sethi, General Secretary, AIBSNLOA mentioned about how BSNL has ensured that the revenue losses are matter of past and profit projected in the year 2018-19. He pointed out that representatives of AIBSNLOA, at all levels, always present a solution when they project a problem. He said that CMD is seriously pursuing with DoT to get 3rd PRC implemented for BSNL employees with 15% fixation and AIBSNLOA will not be a part of any agitation at this point of time. But if the DoT fails to get it implemented for BSNL employees, a joint strike by all employees and executives will become unavoidable.

Trichy District Branch of AIBSNLOA, for fourth year in succession, honoured meritorious students among wards of BSNL employees/contract labourers.

Later there was a lively debate by the delegates on various HR issues relating to BSNL Executives. The Conference then passed a resolution that if at all the Government refuses to grant pay revision with 15% fitment benefit to its employees, a united struggle by all the executives and employees will become inevitable. The Conference also resolved that in view of the large-scale retirement in Executive cadres every month, recruitment of skilled manpower has become absolute necessity and urged the BSNL Management to take advance action on this issue.

Com.M.S.Radhakrishnan, Circle Secretary, a charismatic leader, who will be retiring this month, was honoured with an elegant looking Trophy on behalf of the Conference and on behalf of CHQ. Office bearers of Circle Office Branch and AIBSNLOA Chennai Telephones honoured him with shawl and presented him a memento.

New Circle Office bearers with Com. T.Gunasekaran, AGM, Trichy, Com. P.Duraisamy, AGM, Erode and Com. A.Vijayabharathi, JTO, AT Chennai as President, Secretary and Finance Secretary respectively were elected unanimously.

The Reception Committee had made excellent arrangements, under the able guidance of Com.P.Manoharan Chairman and Com.T.Gunasekaran, Convenor, with Com.M.Anandan, Com.S.Benjamin Arokiaraj and Com.P.Senthilkumar contributing their mite. Com.Annadurai of BSNL SEWA lent a helping hand in the arrangements. This conference will be a milestone in the history of AIBSNLOA.

CHQ CONGRATULATES TAMILNADU COMRADES AND WISHES ALL THE BEST TO THE NEW OFFICE BEARERS.   View a Glimpse of the Conference   View List of new office bearers

25.07.2017:

Transfer and posting in SDE (C) grade:

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

24.07.2017:

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

BSNL CO has issued orders retaining one SDE (T) upto 31.3.2018.   View orders

24.07.2017:

Transfer and posting in SDE (C) grade:

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

21.07.2017:

Meeting with PGM (Pers):

GS met PGM (Pers) today and discussed the following issues:

1.Promotion to SDE/AO/DE/CAO grades:

PGM (Pers) said that the alternate solution under consideration will be finalised soon before putting up for approval by CMD and hoped that promotion orders can be issued within two months. He informed us that verdict in Ernakulam High court is expected in two weeks.

2.CPSE Cadre Hierarchy:

PGM (Pers) said that legal cell has raised some objections and some queries. After issue of promotion orders to SDE,AO, DE, CAO grades, Cadre Hierarchy will be considered afresh taking into account the objections and queries raised by Legal Cell.

3.Promotion to DGM (T) grade on regular basis:

We reiterated that around 100 DGMs have been serving for more than 4 years on adhoc basis and need to be given regular promotion. PGM (Pers) has agreed to call for details and process the issue.

4.Granting E6 pay scale to DGM adhoc executives:

After some discussions, PGM (Pers) agreed to get the matter reviewed and again put up to Management Committee for consideration.

5.Re-allotment on promotion to DGM (T) on adhoc basis:

We insisted that re-allotment could have been done using the retirement vacancies available now and expressed our disappointment over issue of orders on 'deemed refusal'. PGM (Pers) said that all decisions related to DGM promotion and posting were taken at higher level. We then requested him that while filling up the posts remaining vacant due to 'deemed declining', those who were promoted last year but had then declined should be promoted first. PGM (Pers) noted our point and agreed to examine the request.

6.Transfer/retention requests:

We requested PGM (Pers) to consider the requests for inter-circle transfers, retention requests etc., handing over the list. PGM (Pers) assured that all the requests will be given due consideration.

21.07.2017:

Transfer and postings in DGM (T) grade:

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

20.07.2017:

Meeting with GM (FP):

GS met GM (FP) today and discussed the following issues:

1.Promotion from JAO to AO grade:

GM (FP) informed us that the file is pending with Personnel Section which has sought for information relating to year-wise vacancies.

2.Promotion from AO to CAO grade:

The issue is stuck up with Personnel Section which is trying for a workable solution in the background of Supreme Court Judgment on reservation in promotion, DoP&T orders on the subject and the orders of High Court, Chandigarh. We requested GM (FP) to complete preliminary work for holding CPC so that there will be no further delay when decision is taken to hold the CPC. GM (FP) agreed to start the preparatory work.

3. Promotion to DGM (F) grade:

GM (FP) informed us that MC memo is about to be submitted for approval by Management Committee. CPC process will commence after approval of CMD is obtained for relaxation in qualifying service by taking into account total service rendered in adhoc and regular basis.

4. Request transfers in various accounts grades:

GM (FP) has agreed to consider the requests at the earliest.

20.07.2017:

Meeting with GM (SR):

GS met GM (SR) today and enquired about news doing rounds in social media that cabinet has cleared 3rd PRC recommendations. GM (SR) said that he had no information about the cabinet clearing the issue. He informed us that BSNL Management is taking all efforts to get revised pay scales implemented for BSNL employees and has also provided the information sought for by the DPE. He said that the MoC was also having a positive view on this.

20.07.2017:

Transfer and postings in DGM (T) grade:

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

20.07.2017:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

19.07.2017:

Safeguards while issuing pay fixation orders in respect of employees of BSNL:

BSNL CO has issued instructions for incorporation of a clause in pay fixation orders that "The above fixation of pay is subject to post-audit or administrative review/inspection/check/assessment and in case any overpayment is detected, the same will be recovered from the concerned officer(s)/official(s) without any further notice."   View orders

19.07.2017:

Redesignation of JAG level officers of ITS Group A as GM:

BSNL CO has issued orders redesignating 280 JAG level officers of ITS Group A on deployment in BSNL as General Manager.   View orders

19.07.2017:

Preparatory work for promotion to AGM/DE grade:

BSNL CO has circulated the list of executives for whom certain information is not available and the list of executives in respect of whom screening committee report has not been received.   View list

19.07.2017:

Revision of bandwidth for provision of Broadband service connections to JAG and above level officers:

BSNL CO has issued orders for providing 'BBG ULD 795' at the residence of JAG and above level officers in BSNL service area from the next billing cycle.   View orders

19.07.2017:

Revised seniority list of Assistant Engineer (Civil) based on order of Hon'ble CAT PB New Delhi:

BSNL CO has circulated the DoT letter dated 13.7.2017 [published in this site on 13.7.2017] for wide publicity.   View letter

19.07.2017:

Deemed Refusal of promotion in the grade of DGM (T) on adhoc basis:

BSNL CO has issued orders that the executives who have neither joined their promoted post nor tendered any refusal request are deemed to have refused the promotion w.e.f. 12.6.2017.   View orders

19.07.2017:

Refusal of promotion in the grade of DGM (T) on adhoc basis:

BSNL CO has issued orders accepting refusal of promotion in the grade of DGM (T) on adhoc basis by 14 executives.   View orders

19.07.2017:

Transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade:

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

19.07.2017:

Final seniority list of SDE (TF) grade:

BSNL CO has circulated the final seniority list of SDE (TF) grade.   View list

19.07.2017:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

18.07.2017:

Transfer and postings in AO grade:

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

17.07.2017:

Inter-circle transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

17.07.2017:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

16.07.2017:

Red alert over Chinese firms eyeing BSNL cable project:

'Industry sources said Chinese firms were set to “aggressively” participate in the bidding process. “Chinese companies have their government’s support for such bids. Our government should be wary of giving them tenders that can render us vulnerable later,” an industry veteran said. Over the next few years, the government also plans to extend the cable to Singapore.'   Read More

14.07.2017:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

14.07.2017:

Transfers and postings in DE/AGM grade:

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

13.07.2017:

Revised seniority list of AE (Civil) grade:

As per the directions of Hon'ble Principal Bench of CAT, New Delhi, DoT has published the draft revised seniority list of AE (Civil) grade. Objections, if any, should be filed within 30 days.   View list

13.07.2017:

Update of Third PRC and other issues:

SR section BSNL CO has published another update on 3rd PRC and other HR issues.   View update

13.07.2017:

Transfers and postings in DE/AGM grade:

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

12.07.2017:

Preparatory work for DE DPC:

BSNL CO has circulated the list of SDEs in Seniority lists 5,6 and 7 with APAR missing for certain periods.   View letter     View list

10.07.2017:

Amendment to BSNL Transfer Policy:

BSNL CO has issued orders adding Para 9 (c) which stipulates that "Temporary transfer as mentioned in Para 9 (b) will be for a maximum period of upto 5 years in one stretch. After break (i.e. cooling off period of 3 years), it can again be for 5 years."   View Amendment

10.07.2017:

Verification of Eligibility based on Date of Appointment in respect of JTOs who appeared & passed LDCE 2015 held on 21.06.2015:

BSNL CO has requested circles to verify and furnish eligibility details as defined in SDE RR and subsequent clarification issued vide letter dated 30.7.2010.   View letter

10.07.2017:

Revision of posting on promotion to DGM (T) grade on adhoc basis:

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

09.07.2017:

Pay fixation matters relating to BSNL employees - Issue of increment on regular promotion to a scale:

DoT has issued orders rescinding Para 1.II (v) of BSNL OM dated 18th January 2007 regarding grant of an extra increment on post based promotion under EPP.   View orders

07.07.2017:

Revision of IDA w.e.f. 1.7.2017 - BSNL endorses DPE order:

BSNL CO has endorsed DPE order dated 4.7.2017 revising IDA from 117.1% to 119% w.e.f. 1.7.2017.   View letter

06.07.2017:

Update on implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL and remittance of pension contribution to dot on actual basic pay:

BSNL SR section has posted updates on the above subjects.   View update

05.07.2017:

Revision of IDA w.e.f. 1.7.2017:

DPE has issued orders revising IDA from 117.1% to 119% w.e.f. 1.7.2017.   View orders

04.07.2017:

Transfer and postings in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued four orders [one reloaded] of transfer and postings in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

03.07.2017:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

30.06.2017:

Increase in IDA w.e.f. 1.7.2017:

According to calculations based on All India Consumer Price Index for Industrial workers for March 2017 (275), April 2017 (277) and May 2017 (278), IDA will increase w.e.f. 1.7.2017 by 1.9% from 117.1% to 119%.

30.06.2017:

Transfer and postings in AO/Sr.AO grade:

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

28.06.2017:

Airtel may buy Tata Tele - UK research firm:

'The report titled 'Halcyon Days Ahead in a Four-Operator Market' - published after a survey with 57 telecom M&A influencers - also details on "intriguing" alternative in Tata Tele merging with state-run BSNL, providing the latter a route to privatisation.'   Read More

28.06.2017:

Update on implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL:

BSNL CO has shared the developments on this issue with the employees.   View SR letter

28.06.2017:

Transfer and postings in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfers and postings/cancellation/retention/modification in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

27.06.2017:

Promotion and postings in SE (Civil) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders promoting one Executive to SE (C) grade notionally w.e.f. 23.12.2015.   View orders

23.06.2017:

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

BSNL CO has issued orders promoting 38 Executives to DGM (T) grade on adhoc basis.   View orders

23.06.2017:

Implementation of new process of GPF advances and withdrawals:

BSNL CO has decided that GPF advance and withdrawal payment to BSNL employees will be done through CCA office and Circle IFAs have been designated as nodal officers for the purpose of implementation of the new process.   View orders

23.06.2017:

Transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade - modifications:

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

23.06.2017:

Transfers and postings in SDE (T) grade - modifications:

BSNL CO has issued orders of retention/cancellation of transfer in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

22.06.2017:

Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved appointment of Smt.Aruna Sundararajan as Secretary, DoT:

Smt.Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary of IT and Electronics will now be taking full charge of the department of telecom (DoT), which till now was an additional charge given to her in May.

22.06.2017:

Securing the Personal information including Aadhar No., in RTI Applications/Appeals in compliance to Aadhar Act, 2016 and Information Technology Act, 2000:

DoP&T has requested that all Ministries/Departments of Govt. of India including the subordinate offices may ensure the following while handling RTI applications viz. receiving, replying and uploading on websites etc, the personal information details like Aadhar no. should not be asked for while handling RTI applications.   View letter

22.06.2017:

Clarification regarding admissibility of flexi-fare in Shatabdi/Rajdhani/Duronto trains while availing LTC:

BSNL CO has circulated the DoT letter endorsing DoP&T OM dated 17.4.2017 on the subject, published in this site on 19.4.2017.   View letter

22.06.2017:

Promotion to the grade of SDE (T) under competitive quota on the basis of LDCE held on 15.7.2007:

BSNL CO has issued orders promoting five seniority quota SDEs (T) who were declared qualified in the LDCE held on 15.7.2007, from the date of their joining as SDE (T).   View orders

22.06.2017:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

21.06.2017:

Meeting with PGM (Pers):

GS wanted to discuss the contents of the letter [published below] with Director (HR). As Director (HR) was preoccupied with other important issues, as per her advice, GS met PGM (Pers) today and explained how in Tamilnadu Circle seven DGM vacancies have arisen after issue of promotion orders to DGM (T) grade on adhoc basis and seniors in the promotion list who have been posted outside Tamilnadu circle could be given re-allotment in these vacancies. GS also explained that these seniors could not get posted in Tamilnadu circle due to large number of junior female executives promoted from Tamilnadu Circle and got posted in Tamilnadu. PGM (Pers) said that he has understood the grievance and will now discuss the points with Director (HR). GS also raised the issue of delay in promotion to various cadres. PGM (Pers) informed that Management has proposed modifications in Promotion Policy and if required amending RRs to enable holding of DPCs and issuing promotion orders. Legal opinion is being sought for and a decision will be taken after availability of legal opinion.

21.06.2017:

CHQ again writes to Director (HR) requesting reallotment to parent circle on promotion to DGM (T) on adhoc basis to the extent of available vacancies:

'To cite an example, in Tamilnadu Circle, seven DGM vacancies have arisen as on 1.6.2017, which included five retirements on 31.5.2017 and two Voluntary Retirements, one on 1.5.2017 and another on 1.6.2017. Some of the seniors who have been promoted from Tamilnadu Circle but posted to other circles and have represented for re-allotment to Tamilnadu Circle can be considered for modified posting to Tamilnadu Circle, since the vacancies have arisen before expiry of 40 days from the date of orders of promotion.'   Read More

21.06.2017:

Preparatory work for promotion to DE/AGM grade - missing periods in APAR:

BSNL CO has circulated the names of Executives in respect of whom APAR is missing for certain years/periods and has directed circles/units to furnish missing APARs on priority basis.   View letter

21.06.2017:

Composition of CPC:

BSNL CO has circulated the composition of CPC for Executives for various streams under BSNL MS, valid for the period from 1.7.2017 to 30.6.2018.   View letter

20.06.2017:

List of holidays for 2018:

BSNL CO has circulated the list of holidays to be observed in BSNL offices in 2018.   View letter

20.06.2017:

Refusal of promotion to the grade of DGM on adhoc basis:

BSNL CO has accepted refusal of promotion by 11 Executives.   View letter

19.06.2017:

Providing ACRs/APARs for considering executives of Telecom Stream for promotion to the grade of DGM on adhoc basis:

BSNL CO has requested circles to provide the missing APARs and disclosure certificates of the executives of your Circle mentioned in the Annexure latest by 30.06.2017 to CS to Dir(HR), to place before supplementary CPC, probably to be conducted in the first week of July 2017, failing wliich they will not be considergd in the CPC for promotion to the grade of DGM (Adhoc) in this year and their names will be considered only in the fresh CPC, which may happen to be after more than one year or so.   View letter

16.06.2017:

BSNL responds to CHQ letter addressed to Prime Minister:

'It is informed that comments of BSNL along with justification for wage revision have already been forwarded to administrative ministry i.e. DOT.'   Read More

16.06.2017:

CHQ writes to Director (HR) regarding Releiving on Promotion to DGM (T) grade on adhoc basis – request for deferring date of relief by two weeks:

'A large number of executives had represented for re-allotment and were waiting with hope for modified orders. Now, they find no time either to prepare for the long journey or to make up their mind about joining. We therefore request you to kindly consider deferring the date of release by two more weeks.'   Read More

15.06.2017:

Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2018:

DoP&T has circulated the list of Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2018.   View DoP&T letter

15.06.2017:

Extending soft tenure facilities to JTO and below level grades opting/transferred to Circle Office, AP Circle at Vijayawada:

BSNL CO has conveyed the decision of Competent Authority to extend soft tenure facilities to JTO and below level grades being transferred from Telengana Circle and All SSAs of AP Circle (except Vijayawada SSA) to Circle Office, AP Circle at Vijayawada, as one time measure.   View orders

15.06.2017:

General guidelines regarding promotion to higher grade in BSNL:

BSNL CO has issued guidelines that "While calculating vacancy, the current year vacancies arised in the two streams of the cadre i.e. Seniority-cum-fitness quota and LICE quota should be merged and then split as per the percentage fixed in the Recruitment Rules. The unfilled vacancies of previous years shall be brought forward to the respective streams only and should not be merged and splilt as per ratio fixed in RR. In such cases the sanctioned strength of the respective stream may change but the overall sanctioned strength of the cadre will remain same."   View letter

14.06.2017:

AIBSNLOA BSNL Corporate Office circle re-launches its website:

AIBSNLOA BSNL CO Circle has re-launched its website with a new look. Visit "www.aibsnloaco.in" or click on 'BSNL CO' link in the 'Circle Sites' drop down menu above.

14.06.2017:

Meeting with CMD:

GS along with AGS (HQ) Com.V.K.Sharma and Finance Secretary, Corporate Office Com.P.K.Kashyap met CMD yesterday and discussed the following:

1. Reallotment requests from those who were promoted to DGM (T) grade recently:

We requested that representations may be considered to the extent of vacancies now available in the circles, after explaining the problems faced by promoted Executives who have been left with only a few years of service. CMD wanted us to meet Director (HR), and agreed to get our points examined.

2. Promotion to SDE, DE, AO, CAO, DGM Regular:

We explained how the Executives are retiring every month without getting their due promotion even after waiting for 20 years. Court cases cannot be allowed to prolong indefinitely and remain a hurdle for promotions. CMD said that the Management is aware of the situation and is exploring all possible alternates in consultation with the legal cell.

3.Time bound upgradation of Executives holding DGM Adhoc, from E5 to E6 scale:

We told him that the issue is being delayed on the plea that BSNL Board has sought for some clarifications before taking a decision and explained to him that this has resulted in disparity between juniors who get DGM Adhoc promotion after financial upgradation to E6 scale and the seniors who were promoted to DGM Adhoc prior to their upgradation to E6 scale. A simple clarificatory order is alone required and that may not require approval by Board. CMD assured to do the needful.

4. Filling up vacancies of Rajbasha Adhikari consequent to dismissal of SLP in Hon’ble Supreme Court of India:

We explained to CMD that even after the SLP filed by BSNL has been dismissed, there has been delay on the part of the Management in implementing the judgment of Hon’ble High Court of Kerala, reviving the abolished ADOL/RA posts in the intervening period and requested him to ensure that the judgment of Hon’ble High Court of Kerala is complied with immediately. CMD has agreed that necessary action will be taken on the matter at the earliest.

5. Exemption from 'affordability' clause recommended by 3rd PRC:

We thanked CMD for writing to DoT in detail seeking exemption for BSNL from the 'affordability' clause. We reiterated that BSNL has been implementing the social obligations of the Government of India and has been entirely functioning under the control of DoT and hence profit making cannot be a criteria for deciding the revised pay structure of its employees who are in no way responsible for losses due to unviable services. CMD said that he is continuously pursuing the issue with DoT.

6. Replacement of E1A and E2A pay scales with E2 and E3 pay scales and upgradation of E3 - E6 pay scales to E4-E7 pay scales in BSNL:

We requested CMD that both the replacement and upgradation has to be implemented simultaneously and partial implementation will result in more anomalies and disparities. CMD read our recent letter addressed to DoT on the subject and said he has taken note of the points.

14.06.2017:

BSNL renews demand for 700 MHz spectrum, MTNL seeks financial support:

'BSNL also wants a two-year moratorium on payment oflicence and Spectrum Usage Charges for projects implemented inNorth Eastern states as well as in Left Wing Extremism areas.'   Read More

14.06.2017:

Promotion and posting in SDE (Arch) grade on regular basis:

BSNL CO has issued orders of promotion and posting in SDE (Arch) grade on regular basis.   View orders

14.06.2017:

Promotion and posting in AE (Arch) grade on regular basis:

BSNL CO has issued orders of promotion and posting in AE (Arch) grade on regular basis.   View orders

13.06.2017:

Promotion and posting in DGM (T) grade - modifications:

BSNL CO has issued orders modifying circle of posting in DGM (T) grade.   View orders

13.06.2017:

Implementation of Rights of Persons with disability Act 2016:

BSNL CO has circulated DoT letter on the subject for implementation.   View letter

13.06.2017:

Tenure transfers (T) grade:

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

12.06.2017:

Modi’s Catch-22 as telecom debt piles up:

'This but leaves the government in a Catch-22 situation. A bailout deal for Mittal, Ambani and Birla may force opposition rant over crony capitalism. And its absence may lead to a pile-up of bad debts. A tough call for the government, surely.'   Read More

12.06.2017:

Promotion and posting in DGM (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of promotion and posting in DGM (T) grade on adhoc basis.   View orders

12.06.2017:

Transfer and posting in DGM (T) grade:

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

12.06.2017:

Promotion and posting to SDE (E) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of promotion and postings in SDE (E) grade under seniority cum fitness quota.   View orders

11.06.2017:

CHQ writes to Secretary, DoT on Replacement of E1A and E2A pay scales with E2 and E3 pay scales and upgradation of E3 - E6 pay scales to E4-E7 pay scales in BSNL:

'The associations which were party to the recommendation also said that upgradation of E3 to E6 scales can be taken separately before implementation of 3rd Pay Revision. Now that the implementation of 3rd Pay Revision Committee’s recommendations is expected within a month, allowing upgradation of E3 - E6 scales to hang fire, will create unnecessary chaos and disharmony. In that case, SDEs and Sr.SDEs will continue to be placed in the E3 scale in the revised pay scales too, carrying over the disparity and anomaly into the future.'   Read More

09.06.2017:

List of Maharatna, Navratna and Miniratna CPSEs:

DPE has published the list of Maharatna, Navratna and Miniratna CPSEs as on May 2017. BSNL continues to hold the place in the list of Miniratna CPSEs.   View list

09.06.2017:

Promotion and posting in the grade of DGM (T) on adhoc basis - implementation of orders:

BSNL CO has issued orders reiterating that any executive not joining the promoted post within the prescribed period which ends on 11.06.2017, shall be deemed to have refused the promotion & will not be considered for any promotion for a period of one year and will be liable to any administrative consequences on their seniority or promotion to higher grade in future in terms of existing norms on the issue.   View orders

09.06.2017:

Transfer and posting in AO grade:

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

09.06.2017:

Calling of volunteers in the cadre of SDE (T) and AGM (T) for posting in BSNL CO and different offices located in Delhi/New Delhi:

BSNL CO has called for volunteers in the cadre of SDE (T) and AGM (T) for posting in BSNL CO and different offices located in Delhi/New Delhi.   View letter

09.06.2017:

Revision of IQ rates:

BSNL CO has issued orders including officers of TRAI along with MTNL and DOT officers for the purpose of charging the reates in BSNL IQs.   View orders

09.06.2017:

Revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners - delinking of revised pension from qualifying service of 33 years:

In supersession of its previous letter dated 10.3.2017 BSNL CO has again circulated DoT letter dated 15.2.2017 for information and necessary action.   View orders

08.06.2017:

Contents of AIBSNLOA letter addressed to Prime Minister on exempting BSNL from 'affordability' clause receives prompt attention of Management:

AIBSNLOA had written to Hon'ble Prime Minister of India on 25.5.2017 regarding exempting BSNL from the 'affordability' clause recommended by 3rd Pay Revision Committee, with a copy marked to CMD BSNL. A DO letter purported to have been written by CMD BSNL on 1.6.2017 to Secretary DoT on the same subject is being widely circulated in Social Media. The letter covers all the points raised by AIBSNLOA in its letter to the Prime Minister, indicating that the Management has given due consideration to our letter. Strategic importance of BSNL as a Government PSU, BSNL implementing social obligations of the Government by providing services in rural and remote areas despite losses, BSNL acting as a 'moderating factor' in controlling tariff in favour of the customers, providing world class services at affordable tariff, BSNL alone provides dependable service during natural calamities, BSNL contributes to PM's prestigious Digital India programme and finally, denial of benefit of pay revision will have negative impact on the morale of BSNL employees are some of the common points found in both the letters. It may be recalled that AIBSNLOA was the first Association to write to the Secretary DPE on 16.3.2017 regarding non-applicability of 'affordability' clause for BSNL and that DPE has asked DoT to 'examine the views of AIBSNLOA and furnish the comments to DPE.'   View the CMD letter       View AIBSNLOA letter to PM

07.06.2017:

Modification in posting on promotion to DGM (T) grade on adhoc basis:

BSNL CO has issued orders modifying circle of posting on promotion to DGM (T) grade in respect of 15 Executives.   View orders

07.06.2017:

Refusal of promotion in the grade of DGM (T) on adhoc basis:

BSNL CO has accepted requests from six Executives refusing promotion to DGM (T) grade.   View orders

06.06.2017:

BSNL, AdPay launch India’s first MVNO, telco eyes Rs 500 crore from new business:

'We expect to get Rs 500 crore from the VNO business in the first year on an incremental basis. MVNO gives an opportunity and the BSNL Board has identified it as a good revenue driver'   Read More

06.06.2017:

Amendment to CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965:

DoP&T has notified CCS (CCA) Amendment Rules, 2017, substituting/inserting some sub-rules under Rule 14 and Rule 16.   View amendments

05.06.2017:

Meeting with CMD:

Office bearers of Unions and Associations in BSNL met CMD BSNL today and expressed their concern over implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations for BSNL Executives. CMD initially explained the progress being made by BSNL in various business efforts and made specific mention about progress in the new initiative wherein MVNOs (Mobile based Virtual Network Operators) will provide services to users via leased network of BSNL, which they get at wholesale rates from BSNL. They will also work as resellers for BSNL. Regarding the 3rd Pay Revision, he said that BSNL has already conveyed BSNL's capability to bear the expenditure, which will be around Rupees 2000 crores in case of 15% fitment and around 1200 crores in case of 10% fitment. He said DoT has also endorsed BSNL's submission to DPE. He explained that CPSEs have been categorised into Top Priority, Priority, Less Priority and No Priority CPSEs. BSNL falls in the second category and therefore, he assured, that BSNL Executives are certain to get fitment in the revised pay. If at all BSNL is denied the benefit of the revised pay, he will be the first to react. He commended the unions and associations for ensuring increase in revenue through various efforts like SWAS and said that all should now stay focussed on improving the revenue so as to ensure that we get our due in the 3rd Pay Revision. After internal discussions, AIBSNLOA has decided that it is premature to go for any organisational action on this matter, at this point of time and in view of the positive approach of BSNL.

05.06.2017:

Tenure transfer in SDE (T) grade:

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

05.06.2017:

Promotion and postings in SDE (C) grade:

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

05.06.2017:

Transfer and posting in EE (E) grade:

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

01.06.2017:

Shortage in DE/AGM grade:

'There is acute shortage in the cadre of AGM and SDE due to stay in promotion levied by various courts.'   Read More from BSNL letter

01.06.2017:

Tenure Transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

01.06.2017:

Transfer and postings in SDE (T) grade:

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

01.06.2017:

Provisional appointment as JAO on completion of Phase I training:

BSNL CO has issued orders provisionally appointing 222 JAOs on completion of Phase I training.   View orders

31.05.2017:

PMO forwards to DoT the letter from AIBSNLOA on affordability for action as appropriate:

CHQ had written to Prime Minister on Exempting BSNL from the ‘affordability’ clause recommended by 3rd Pay Revision Committee for CPSE employees. PMO has forwarded this letter to DoT for taking action as appropriate.   View PMO letter and the CHQ letter

31.05.2017:

Transfer and postings in SDE (TF) grade:

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

30.05.2017:

Modi government close to cracking telecom industry's Rs 8 lakh crore NPA puzzle:

'As per ET Now, a government panel is now mulling to extend the tenure of loans to telecom companies to 40 years to ease payments. The telcos may be allowed to pledge their spectrum as tangible assets for taking loans, an official told ET Now.'   Read More

30.05.2017:

PSUs told to pay for govt's 3rd anniversary events:

'Government entities such as NHAI and port trusts, as well as PSUs such as Hudco, National Building Construction Corporation and BSNL, will also hold the sammelans. The PSUs and government entities have been asked to appoint nodal officers who will be responsible for giving adequate pre-event publicity through the local media and social media as well. They have been asked to either book a tent or a hall that can accommodate around 2,500 people.'   Read More

28.05.2017:

Govt open to strategic disinvestment in AI - FM:

'“If 86% of the flying can be handled by the private sector, they can handle 100% also,“ Jaitley said.'   Read More

25.05.2017:

CHQ writes to Prime Minister on Exempting BSNL from the ‘affordability’ clause recommended by 3rd Pay Revision Committee for CPSE employees:

'In India, PSEs, considered as ‘temples of modern India’ were conceived as instruments to bring socio-economic transformation of the country. Those were the mainstay for self-reliant growth. Some important objectives were to create infrastructure, absorb technology, encourage innovation, generate employment and achieve certain social objectives.'   Read More

25.05.2017:

CHQ writes a reminder to GM (Estt) regarding discrepancy in method of calculation for refixation of pay with 78.2% fitment benefit:

'We had requested you to kindly cause issue of necessary correction to the table in Reference 1 above and also issue of instructions to follow the corrected table when calculating revised pay fixation for pensioners with 78.2% fitment benefit. But no action has been taken for correcting the discrepancy till date.'   Read More

25.05.2017:

Meeting with PGM (Pers):

GS met PGM (Pers) today and discussed the following:

1.Posting on promotion to DGM (T) on adhoc basis - request for reallotment:

We requested PGM (Pers) to consider requests for reallotment favourably. PGM (Pers) said the decision regarding posting was taken by the Management at higher level. However he assured that he will get the points raised by us in our letter dated 11.5.2017 and the representations for reallotment received till date examined and put up to the Management.

2.Upgradation from E5 to E6 scale:

PGM (Pers) said that the proposal had been returned by the Management Committee on some queries. The proposal is being resubmitted replying to the queries.

3. Promotion from JTO to SDE and SDE to DE:

PGM (Pers) was categorical that nothing can be done till a decision is obtained in the SLP already filed. However preparatory work is in progress parallelly.

25.05.2017:

Promotion to DGM (F):

Following our continuous efforts, it is learnt that the process to fill remaining vacancies in DGM (F) grade has commenced.

25.05.2017:

Implementation of High Court/CAT orders consequent to dismissal of SLP (C) No.17130-17131/2012 BY the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India vide order dated 15.7.2016 - clarifications:

BSNO CO has issued clarifications pursuant to issue of letter dated 9.3.2017 from Establishment Cell.   View clarifications

25.05.2017:

Transfer and posting in EE (Electrical) grade:

BSNO CO has issued orders of transfer/modification of transfer in EE (E) grade.   View orders

24.05.2017:

Direct relieving in SDE (T) grade:

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

24.05.2017:

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

BSNO CO has issued order of promotion and posting in DE/AGM grade on regular basis.   View orders

24.05.2017:

Transfer and posting in SDE (T) grade:

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

24.05.2017:

Transfer and posting in SDE (Civil) grade:

BSNO CO has issued orders of transfer/cancellation of transfer in SDE (Civil) grade.   View orders

23.05.2017:

Review of EPP provisions w.r.t. clarification dated 23.6.2009 - effect on date of next increment on post based promotion in terms of para II (V) of EPP:

DoT has conveyed that "'In order to avoid any confusion until the issue of DNI is addressed,it is hereby instructed that in BSNL case of pay fixation may be processed for grant of next increment based on increment being granted 12 months from the date of post based promotion. Existing pension cases uhich are heldup may be processed accordingly till a final order is issued in this regard."   Read More

23.05.2017:

Transfer and posting in DGM (F) grade:

BSNO CO has issued orders of transfer and posting in DGM (F) grade.   View orders

23.05.2017:

Transfer and posting in AO/SR.AO grade:

BSNO CO has issued orders of transfer/cancellation of transfer in AO/Sr.AO grade.   View orders

22.05.2017:

Seniority/Gradation list in AAO/JAO grade:

BSNO CO has circulated the seniority/gradation list in AAO/JAO grade as on 19.5.2017.   View list

22.05.2017:

Corrections in seniority list - SDE (T) grade:

BSNO CO has issued corrections in DoB/Seniority No./Staff No. in final seniority lists 6 & 7.   View orders

22.05.2017:

Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade:

BSNO CO has issued orders cancelling transfer of one Executive.   View orders

22.05.2017:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

22.05.2017:

Inter-circle transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNO CO has issued orders cancelling one inter-circle transfer in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

18.05.2017:

Merit list of Direct Recruit JTO (T) in BSNL on the basis of GATE-2017 score:

BSNO CO has circulated the circle-wise result in respect of all 21 notified circles.   View list

17.05.2017:

Direct relieving by BSNL corporate office:

BSNO CO has issued orders directly relieving 3 SDEs (T) through ERP.   View orders

16.05.2017:

Inter-circle transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

15.05.2017:

Telcos' financial woes - Government panel to give views in 3 months:

'The Cellular Operators' Association of India - an industry body whose members includes the incumbents as well as new entrant Jio - has asked the government to consider reducing levies like licence fee and spectrum usage charges, to ease the financial burden on companies.'   Read More

15.05.2017:

Regular promotion to CAO grade:

BSNO CO has issued orders of regular promotion to CAO grade in respect of one executive.   View orders

15.05.2017:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNO CO has issued orders of tenure transfer/cancellation of transfer in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

12.05.2017:

Preparatory work for promotion to DE/AGM grade - calling of VC:

BSNO CO has asked circles/individual executives to verify the details like Name, HRMS No., Designation, DOB etc as CVO BSNL could not process the vigilance clearance in the absence of these data.   View letter

12.05.2017:

Promotion and posting in SE (E) grade:

BSNO CO has issued orders of promotion and posting in SE (E) grade.   View orders

12.05.2017:

Transfer and postings in DGM (T) grade:

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

12.05.2017:

Inter-circle transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

11.05.2017:

CHQ writes to Director (HR) regarding Promotion and postings in DGM (T) grade on adhoc basis – request for re-allotment to Parent circle to the extent of available vacancies:

'This promotion has been made available to most of the executives at the fag end of their service, when dislocation is the least desirable consequence of promotion. Most of those who have been posted outside their circles have already crossed 56 years and some even 58 years. Attributing equalization of shortage in DGM grade among various circles as a reason for posting outside the circles when sufficient number of vacancies are available in the parent circles, will not be fair since the number of DGM posts in each circle is comparatively less and any shortage is easily managed by the circles by ordering looking on. Unlike other grades, DGM grade carries mainly managerial functions and executives from other circles may not be able to effectively carry out these functions in a completely unfamiliar environment.'   Read More

11.05.2017:

Income Tax (IT) Department simplifies linking PAN with Aadhaar for taxpayers using Income Tax India website:

Responding to grievances of taxpayers regarding difficulties in linking PAN with Aadhaar as their names did not match in both systems (e.g., names with initials in one and expanded initials in another), the IT Department has come out with a simple solution now.   Read More

11.05.2017:

Calling of option from SDE (Civil) to work in PGM (BW) office, New Delhi:

BSNO CO has called for option from SDEs (Civil) to work in PGM (BW) office, New Delhi.   View letter

11.05.2017:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNO CO has issued orders of tenure transfer/cancellation of transfer in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

09.05.2017:

Promotion and posting in DGM (F) grade:

BSNO CO has issued orders promoting one executive to DGM (F) grade.   View orders

09.05.2017:

Inter-circle transfers in DGM (F) grade:

BSNO CO has issued orders retaining two executives in the present circles upto 31.7.2017.   View orders

09.05.2017:

Inter-circle transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNO CO has issued orders retaining one executive in parent circle upto 31.7.2017.   View orders

09.05.2017:

Inter-circle transfers in DE/AGM grade:

BSNO CO has issued orders of transfer/cancellation of transfer in DE/AGM grade   View orders

08.05.2017:

Amendment to BSNL Employees Transfer Policy:

BSNO has amended BSNL Employees Transfer Policy, adding one more para (m) under Rule 8, allowing counting of service rendered in JE (TTA) grade towards eligibility of transfers under Rule-8 in JTO/JAO grade after qualifying LICE provided the newly appointed JTOs/JAOs serve for one year in case of NE-I, NE-II, Assam, J&K and A&N Telecom Circles and for two years in case of other circles.   View letter

08.05.2017:

Interim order in Civil Suit No.538/17 titled BSNL Vs SNEA & Ors:

BSNO CO has asked all circles/units to bring to the notice of all employees, the interim order by Learned Additional District Judge, Patiala House Court, New Delhi.   View letter

08.05.2017:

DPC for promotion to SDE (T) grade - furnishing of fresh VC:

BSNO CO has called for fresh VC in respect of the JTOs included in the All India Eligibiity List circulated on 20.2.2015.   View letter

08.05.2017:

LDCE for promotion to SDE (T) grade held on 21.6.2015 - Furnishing of fresh VC:

BSNO CO has called for fresh VC in respect of the successful candidates of the LDCE.   View letter

08.05.2017:

Recovery of excess/wrongful payments made to employees of BSNL:

BSNO CO has called for certain information from all circles to dispose of requests of recovery of overpayment, in the light of Supreme Court Judgment.   View letter

08.05.2017:

Inter-circle transfers in DE/AGM grade:

BSNO CO has issued orders retaining one executive in BRBRAITT circle.   View orders

08.05.2017:

Tenure transfer in SDE (T) grade:

BSNO CO has issued orders retaining one executive upto May 2018 in the present circle.   View orders

05.05.2017:

Inter-circle transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

04.05.2017:

Calculation of JTO vacancies for LICE, DR and Seniority quota:

BSNO CO has reviewed the issue and has issued clarificatory orders.   View orders

04.05.2017:

Inter-circle transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNO CO has issued orders of transfers to NCNGN circle from other circles, in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

04.05.2017:

Promotion and postings in DGM (T) grade - corrigendum:

BSNO CO has issued corrigendum correcting the last four lines in Para 5 of Page No.1 thus:"Such executives will not be considered for any promotion [Regular/Adhoc or even Look After Arrangement] for a period of one year & will be liable to any administrative consequences on their seniority or promotion to higher grade in future, in terms of existing norms on this issue."   View letter

03.05.2017:

Promotion and postings in DGM (T) grade:

BSNO CO has issued orders of promotion and postings in DGM (T) grade on adhoc basis.   View orders

02.05.2017:

CHQ writes to MOSC regarding Violation of DPE guidelines against introduction of intermediary pay scales, by Department of Telecommunications:

'We therefore request you to kindly advise DoT and BSNL to sit together and resolve this issue once for all, in order to remove aberrations as per DPE’s guidelines and also in order to remove the disparity in pay scales of BSNL and MTNL Executives.'   Read More

01.05.2017:

Madras High Court rejects claim of additional increment on regular promotion after increment was granted on adhoc promotion:

BSNL CO has circulated the judgment of Madras High Court rejecting claim of additional increment on regular promotion after increment was granted on adhoc promotion.   View letter

01.05.2017:

Retention requests of Executives:

BSNL CO has conveyed that request for retention after transfer orders are issued on own request will not be considered but the transfer orders will be cancelled.   View orders

01.05.2017:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

01.05.2017:

Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade:

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

28.04.2017:

Review of Presidential Order by DoT:

SR section letter says "DoT advised BSNL to send a formal letter to Secretary, DoT for examination and reconsideration of the proposal."   View orders

28.04.2017:

BSNL Training Policy 2017-2020:

BSNL CO has circulated BSNL Training Policy - 2017-2020.   View letter

28.04.2017:

Transfer and posting in AO/Sr.AO grade:

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

26.04.2017:

Meeting with Sr.GM (FP):

GS met Sr GM (FP)  on 22.4.17 and discussed on the following:

(i) CAO to DGM PROMOTION:

We once again requested Sr.GM (FP) to consider holding of DPC for promotion from CAO to DGM (F) on the same line as DPC was held for promotion from DET to DGM (T). Sr GM (FP) immediately called DGM (FP) and asked him to initiate action for holding the DPC and assured us that soon DPC will be held for giving promotion from CAO to DGM (F).

(ii) AO to CAO promotion and JAO to AO Promotion:

Sr.GM (FP) informed us that due to court cases it is not possible to hold DPC in various cadres. However SEA Section is getting ready to file SLP in Hon'ble Supreme Court of India, for getting necessary direction so that DPC may be held for promotion to these two cadre also. We requested Sr GM (FP) to file the SLP at the earliest so that promotion can be given at the earliest possible time.
We also requested Sr GM (FP) to consider requests of our members for transfer and reallotment of earlier issued orders. Sr GM(FP) assured us that all the request will be considered suitably.

26.04.2017:

Transfer and posting in SDE (T) grade:

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

25.04.2017:

Transfer and posting in DGM (F) grade:

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

25.04.2017:

Tenure Transfer SDE (T) grade:

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

25.04.2017:

Transfer and posting in SDE (T) grade:

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

25.04.2017:

Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade:

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

21.04.2017:

CHQ writes to CMD regarding Filling up vacancies of Rajbasha Adhikari consequent to dismissal of SLP in Hon’ble Supreme Court of India :

'Now that the SLP has been dismissed, there should not be any more delay on the part of the Management in implementing the judgment of Hon’ble High Court of Kerala, reviving the abolished ADOL/RA posts in the intervening period.'   Read More

21.04.2017:

Calling of options in the cadre of AOs/JAOs (DR) for posting in CO BSNL and different offices /Circles located in Delhi/New Delhi:

BSNL CO has called for options in the cadre of AOs/JAOs (DR) for posting in CO BSNL and different offices /Circles located in Delhi/New Delhi.   View orders

21.04.2017:

Direct relieving through ERP in SDE (T) grade:

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

21.04.2017:

Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade:

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

20.04.2017:

Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued three orders of retention/relieving through ERP in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

20.04.2017:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

19.04.2017:

Struggle call by some Executive Associations in E2, E3 issue - AIBSNLOA makes it stand clear:

There have been queries from various quarters as to what is the stand of AIBSNLOA regarding participaton of its members in the struggle. Through this write-up, we make it clear that "It is time now that all stop playing politics in order to gain from the sentiments of this or that section and strengthen BSNL Management’s hand on its proposal – not ignoring it as AIBSNLOA proposal – act unitedly including by meeting the BSNL Management together, discussing together and taking decisions together BEFORE launching a struggle. AIBSNLOA still believes that BSNL proposal is achievable."   Read the write-up

19.04.2017:

Clarification regarding admissibility of flexi-fare in Shatabdi/Rajdhani/Duronto trains while availing LTC:

DoP&T has clarified that "flexi fare (dynamic fare) applicable in Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto trains shall be admissible for the journey(s) performed by these trains on LTC. This dynamic fare component shall not be admissible in cases where a non- entitled Government servant travels by air and claims reimbursement for the entitled class of Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto trains. Such Government servants will get reimbursement of fare after deducting the dynamic fare component."   View DoP&T clarification

18.04.2017:

Restoration of without voucher facility to Retired employees under BSNLMRS:

BSNL CO has asked circles to maintain detailed information of retired employees opting for without voucher facility under outdoor treatment, as the decision is to be reviewed after six months.   View orders

18.04.2017:

Deduction of subscription from Executives:

BSNL CO has issued orders extending the last date upto 15.6.2017 as a one time measure.   View orders

18.04.2017:

Revision of IDA w.e.f. 1.4.2017:

BSNL CO has endorsed DPE orders dated 5.4.2017 revising IDA to 117.1% w.e.f. 1.4.2017.   View orders

18.04.2017:

Direct relieving of DE/AGM grade executives through ERP:

BSNL CO has issued orders directly relieving 16 + 21 DEs/AGMs on transfer, through ERP.   View orders

18.04.2017:

Transfer and posting in SDE (T) grade:

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

18.04.2017:

Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade:

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

14.04.2017:

Meeting with PGM (Pers):

GS met PGM (Pers) on 13.4.2017 and discussed the following:

1. DE to DGM(T) promotion:

PGM (Pers) said that DPC work is in progress and soon will be completed.  We requested PGM (Pers) that efforts should be made to issue promotion orders this month so that executives who are retiring in this month may get the promotion before retirement. PGM (Pers)  assured us that all efforts will be made to issue the list as soon as possible in this month.

2. Delay in issue of promotion order in different cadres and reservation in Promotion:

PGM (Pers) told us that SLP in Hon'ble Supreme Court of India has been already filed and awaiting admission. Efforts will be made to get appropriate direction from Hon'ble Supreme Court of India so as to ensure promotion in different cadres.

3. Financial up-gradation for Adhoc DGM from E5 to E6:

We reminded PGM (Pers) about our earlier discussion on this issue when PGM (Pers) assured us that order, by amending MSRR note 1, will be issued soon so that all the Adhoc DGMs may get E5 to E6 financial upgradation. PGM (Pers) informed us that matter was submitted to CMD for approval but since as per the provisions in MSRR, any amendment to MSRR can be made only after getting approval from BSNL Board, it has been decided to submit the issue to BSNL Board for approval.

14.04.2017:

Informal meetings with all non-recognised Unions/Associations of BSNL employees:

BSNL CO has issued orders that "management at different levels has to hear all the Unions/Associations of BSNL employees though not recognised and resolve the issues of their members as far as possible subject to administrative exigencies/convenience. As far as redressal of grievances of the members of various Unions/Associations is concerned they shall be dealt even-handedly on the merit of each case and irrespective of Unions/Associations they belong to. It is also advised that the Transfer Policy shall be implemented in a fair and transparent manner." It is to be mentioned that AIBSNLOA had raised this issue many times earlier and finally through its letter dated 17.3.2017. THIS SHOULD ONCE FOR ALL END THE DOUBTS IN THE MINDS OF EXECUTIVES ABOUT THE POST-ELECTION STATUS OF AIBSNLOA.
  View orders   View AIBSNLOA letter

14.04.2017:

Direct relieving of DE/AGM grade executives through ERP:

BSNL CO has issued orders directly relieving 49 DEs/AGMs on transfer, through ERP.   View orders

14.04.2017:

Provisional seniority list in SR.GM/GM/DGM/AGM grades of Telecom Factory:

BSNL CO has issued circulated the provisional seniority list in SR.GM/GM/DGM/AGM grades of Telecom Factory, inviting obections/discrepancies if any.   View letter

14.04.2017:

Transfer and posting in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders cancelling the transfer of one SDE (T).   View orders

14.04.2017:

Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade:

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

12.04.2017:

DPE asks DOT to examine the views of AIBSNLOA communicated to DPE through its letter dated 16.3.2017 on 'Non-applicability of affordability clause recommended by 3rd PRC to BSNL' and to furnish its (DoT's) comments to DPE:

AIBSNLOA had written to DPE vide its letter No.AIBSNLOA/CHQ/2017/17 dated 16.3.2017 explaining in detail that the recurrent loss to BSNL in the past few years is due to inadequate investment in infrastructure expansion in recent years leading to delay in expansion of mobile netework and the company was also made to pay market rate of Rs.18500.38 crore for both 3G and BWA spectrum and pointing out that BSNL revenue has been increasing during the past three years with 14.92% in 2015-16 and BSNL is likely to make profit in 2018. AIBSNLOA had requested that 'Considering the National and Strategic importance of BSNL which is implementing the social obligations of the Government, it is necessary that the affordability condition is not made applicable to BSNL.'
DPE has asked DoT to examine the views of AIBSNLOA and furnish its comments to DPE.
  View DPE letter   View AIBSNLOA letter

12.04.2017:

Calculation of vacancies for promotion to the post of JTO:

BSNL CO has kept its letter dated 15.3.2017 on the above subject in abeyance.   View letter

12.04.2017:

Appointment of JAO on probation under 10% departmental quota:

BSNL CO has issued orders appointing 11 candidates as JAO on probation under 10% departmental quota subject to successful completion of Phase-I training.   View orders

12.04.2017:

Transfer and posting in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders cancelling the transfer of one SDE (T).   View orders

11.04.2017:

Extension of without voucher facility to retired BSNL employees:

BSNL CO has issued orders reviving the facility only to retired employees. The decision will however be reviewed after 6 months.   View orders

11.04.2017:

Appeal from General Manager (SR):

'In view of the concern expressed by the Associations/individuals over the Presidential Order of DoT dated 28.3.2017 on the issue of replacement of E1A and E2A scales, it is informed that Dir (HR) BSNL has already requested DoT to review the said order and reconsider the BSNL proposal for grant of E2/E3 scales w.e.f. 01.01.2007 as replacement scales for E1A and E2A scales respectively.'   Read More

11.04.2017:

Holding of LICE for promotion to Rajbasha Adhikari grade - furnishing of year-wise vacancies:

BSNL CO has asked circles/units to furnish year-wise vacancy position from 2012-13 to 2017-18.   View letter

11.04.2017:

Direct Releiving by BSNL CO - restoration:

BSNL CO has issued orders restoring back 7 executives who were earlier relieved directly through ERP.   View orders

11.04.2017:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

11.04.2017:

Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders retaining one executive upto 31.3.2018.   View orders

11.04.2017:

Transfer and posting in SDE (T) grade:

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

09.04.2017:

Transfer and posting in SDE (T) grade - Direct Relieving by BSNL CO:

BSNL CO has issued orders directly relieving 102 SDEs (T) on transfer, through ERP.   View orders

09.04.2017:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

09.04.2017:

Transfer and posting in SDE (E) grade:

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

07.04.2017:

Declaration of Holiday on 14th April, 2017- Birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar:

DoP&T has issued orders declaring Holiday on 14th April, 2017- Birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar for all Central Government offices and Industrial Estalishments under Negotiable Instruments Act 1881.   View orders

06.04.2017:

Revision of IDA w.e.f. 1.4.2017:

DPE has issued orders revising IDA from 119.5% to 117.1% w.e.f. 1.4.2017.   View orders

06.04.2017:

Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade - cancellation:

BSNL CO has issued orders cancelling the transfer of one Executive.   View orders

06.04.2017:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

05.04.2017:

Signing of MOU with Punjab National Bank for extending various loan schemes to BSNL employees:

BSNL CO has signed a MOU with Punjab National Bank for extending various loan schemes to BSNL employees valid upto 29.3.2018.   View letter

05.04.2017:

Transfer and posting in SDE (T) grade - Direct relieving by BSNL CO:

BSNL CO has issued orders directly relieving 29 SDEs (T) through ERP.   View orders

05.04.2017:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

05.04.2017:

Transfer and posting in SDE (T) grade:

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

05.04.2017:

Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade:

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

04.04.2017:

Framing RTI Rules 2017 in supersession of RTI Rules 2012:

DoPT has circuated the draft RTI Rules 2017 proposed to supercede RTI Rules 2012, seeking views/suggestions from all stakeholders by 15th April 2017.   View draft rules

04.04.2017:

Implementation of transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade - direct relieving by BSNL CO:

BSNL CO has issued orders directly relieving 23 DEs/AGMs on transfer to other circles, through ERP.   View orders

04.04.2017:

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

BSNL CO has issued orders retaining one executive upto 30.9.2017.   View orders

03.04.2017:

Higher pension under Para 11 (3) of EPS 1995:

BSNL CO has endorsed EPFO letter dated 23rd March 2017, mentioning that BSNL has contributed on higher wages exceeding the statutory wage ceiling of Rs.6500/- in the Provident Fund for its employees which makes it eligible for diversion of 8.33% of the salary exceeding Rs.6500/- to the Pension Fund and has asked the circles to initiate the process of choosing the option of higher pension in consultation with the EPF office.   View letter

03.04.2017:

Results of LICE for promotion to JTO (T) grade held on 11.12.2016

BSNL CO has circulated the results along with final answer key.   View results

03.04.2017:

Recruitment of JE and JTO (T) cadres - Amendment/Modification regarding Caste Certificates:

BSNL CO has issued instructions that a candidate belonging to SC/ST/OBC may be sent for pre-appointment training on the basis of prima facie proof produced by the candidate. IN case the caste verification is not completed by the end of pre-appointment traiing, the candidate may be given Provisional appointment till the caste verification is received from the authority concerned. Formal appointment and Confirmation in the cadre will be given only after receipt of the verification.   View letter