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News pertaining to January 2009

  • 28.01.2009: REVISION OF IDA PAY SCALES FOR BSNL EXECUTIVES: It is learnt that Member (Finance), Telecom Commission had raised certain queries regarding the proposal sent by BSNL on revision of IDA Pay Scales. The concerned senior Officers from BSNL had visited Sanchar Bhawan in this connection and clarified the same. It is expected that DoT may now issue the Presidential Directive by next week only.

  • 28.01.2009: Cancellation of transfer orders: Coms. S/Shri P.Ramarao and P.P.Tripathy, DEs of Orissa Circle  who had been ordered for transfer to hard tenure Circles, had already served the same hard tenure regions earlier.  CHQ brought this to the notice of Director (HRD) and GM (Pers), BSNL CO and requested cancellation of these orders (Refer CHQ letter No. AIBSNLOA/CHQ/2009/04 dated 16.01.2009). GM (Pers) had agreed to look into the issue.  These transfer orders have now been cancelled. We are thankful to Director (HRD) and GM (Pers). View orders...

  • 23.01.2009: BSNL issues promotion orders as SDEs to two more JTOs under 25% competitive examination held on 15.07.2007. View orders...

  • 22.01.2009:BSNL circulates All India Eligibility List of JTOs: BSNL has circulated All India Eligibility List of JTOs for promotion as SDEs (Telecom) for the years 2006-07 and 2007-08. View Circular...          View list...

  • 21.01.2009: REVISION OF IDA PAY SCALES FOR BSNL EXECUTIVES: The proposed revised IDA Pay Scales for the Executives which have been sent by BSNL to DOT for approval and issue of Presidential Directive are still under examination in DOT-Finance. Efforts are, however, being made to expedite the process so that the Presidential Directive could be issued by DOT for their approval and implementation.

  • 18.01.2009:CHQ writes to GM (Pers), BSNL CO requesting cancellation of transfer orders of DEs who have already served in hard tenure circles: 'Our issue is that two Executives in the level of DEs of Orissa Circle namely S/Shri P.Ramarao and P.P.Tripathy who have now been ordered for transfer to hard tenure Circles have already served the same hard tenure regions earlier.' Read More...

  • 15.01.2009:BSNL issues orders of transfers and postings in SDE (Civil) grade. View orders...

  • 14.01.2009: Revised IDA Pay Scales for BSNL Executives:  The revised IDA Pay Scales, as approved by BSNL Board in its meeting held on 07.01.2009, are now under examination in DoT. It is learnt that BSNL Board has approved a proposal which will allow the existing incumbents in the IDA scale of Rs 9850-14600 (JTOs/Equivalent etc) and Rs 11875-17275 (SDEs/Equivalent) to get fitment benefit as per Government approved formula [@ 30% on basic pay + 68.8% DA on 1.1.2007] in the revised IDA pay scale of Rs 16400-40500 (E-1) and Rs 20600-46500 (E-2) pay scale respectively, pending finalization of their revised IDA pay scales (Rs.18000 plus to 40500 and Rs.22000 plus to 47000). The presidential directive is likely to be issued by DoT incorporating this proposal so that DPE need not be consulted right now for approval of any non standard pay scales and all Board level and Non Board level Executives could be extended the benefits simultaneously. This implies that the present arrangement in regard to revision of pay scales for JTOs/Equivalent and SDEs/Equivalent cadres will be provisional.

  • 13.01.2009: BSNL initiates the process of holding DPC for regular promotion to SDE (Civil) grade under Seniority cum fitness quota (67% quota).  View Circular...

  • 13.01.2009:BSNL has issued orders discontinuing payment of adhoc amount of Rs.2750/-p.m. to all Group A officers working in BSNL, pending their absorption, w.e.f. 1.1.2009. View orders...

  • 07.01.2009: CHQ extends solidarity with striking Executives of Oil Sector PSUs: Executives of all Oil Sector PSUs, under the banner of OSOA (Oil Sector Officers' Asscotions) have begun an Indefinite Strike from today braving Government's warning of severe action and a stay by Delhi High Court.  We hereby convey our solidarity with the striking Executives. It may be recalled that, in a letter addressed to Prime Minister on 5.1.2009, CHQ has conveyed our moral support to the Executives of Oil Sector PSUs. View OSOA demands...

  • 07.01.2009: BSNL Board approves proposals for revision of IDA pay scales: BSNL Board is reported to have approved today, the proposal for replacement IDA pay scales to its Board level and below Board level Executives, as finalised by Management Committee on 31-12-2008. The details of the pay scales proposed have already been published in our site on 2-1-2009. The proposals will now be sent to DoT for approval and issue of Presidential Directive. However the non-standard pay scales including those for JTOs/Equivalent cadres and SDEs/Equivalent cadres, which have been devised by BSNL, will have to be sent to DPE for its concurrence before issue of the Presidential Directive.

  • 06.01.2009: No change in DoT's stance on pension contribution by BSNL: Contrary to earlier reports that  DoT order dated 15th June 2006 on pension (restricting DoT's pension contribution to 60% of whatever taxes and other fees payable by BSNL  to Govt. of India) is going to be withdrawn, DoT has now issued an order reiterating whatever is specified in its earlier order.  The latest order only clarifies that the 60% limit does not in any way distract Government's liability to pay pensionary benefits.  This is nothing new and is already available in sub-rule 21 of Rule 37-A of CCS (Pension) Rules 1972.  This latest clarification does not take away BSNL's liability in pension contribution as specified in DoT order dated 15th June 2006. And there is absolutely nothing to rejoice on this. View DoT order...

  • 05.01.2009: CHQ writes to Prime Minister on Grievances of the PSU Executives vis--vis call for agitation by Oil Sector Executives: 'We are really disturbed to find that when the Government was found so generous while implementing the recommendations of sixth Central Pay Commission for the Central Government Employees, it became too harsh towards the PSU Executives while considering the recommendations of the 2nd Pay Revision Committee for them. The grievances of Oil Sector and similarly placed PSU Executives need, therefore, to be redressed urgently.' Read More...

  • 02.01.2009: Revision of IDA Pay Scales for BSNL Executives:  BSNL has since finalized the replacement IDA pay scales for its Board and below Board level Executives. There will be four pay scales which are not the standard IDA pay scales and are different from those approved by the Government and circulated by the DPE Order dated 26th November 2008. Two of these pay scales are for the JTOs/Equivalent cadres and SDEs/Equivalent cadres which we were first to report through this website on 15.12.2008. The pay scale for JTOs/Equivalent cadres is said to be Rs.18000 plus to 40,500. The SDEs/Equivalent is to get the pay scale of Rs 22000 plus to Rs 47000 plus. Some of the other pay scales will be as under: (1) Sr SDEs/Equivalent cadres (extg scale: Rs 13000-18250 i.e. E-3 grade): Rs 24900-50,500, (2) DEs/Equivalent cadres (extg scale: Rs 14500-18700 i.e. E-4 grade): Rs 29100-54500, (3) DGMs (extg scale: Rs 16000-20800 i.e. E-5 grade): Rs 32900-58,000, (4) SG DGMs (extg pay scale: Rs 18500-23900 i.e. E-7 grade): Rs 43200-66000. Some perks like Diet Allowance now being paid on percentage of basic pay will continue to be paid on the same percentage in the new pay scales also. However, a small Committee has been set up to review the other allowances including Transport Allowance.  The proposed revision of pay scales has since been approved in the Meeting of BSNL Management Committee held on 31.12.2008. The proposal will now be considered by the BSNL Board in the meeting to be held on 7th January 2009. Thereafter, the proposal will be sent to DoT for approval and issue of Presidential Directive. However the non-standard pay scales including those for JTOs/Equivalent cadres and SDEs/Equivalent cadres, which have been devised by BSNL, will have to be sent to DPE for its concurrence before issue of the Presidential Directive.

  • 02.01.2009: Deputation of Group A Officers in BSNL/MTNL:  It is reliably  learnt that DoT is actively considering a proposal to end the deputation of the Group A Officers in BSNL/MTNL. It may be recalled that our Association alone had been making strong plea to withdraw the Group A Officers who are working on deemed deputation basis in BSNL/MTNL and have not exercised option for absorption in BSNL/MTNL.  

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