NEWS - JUNE 2014
Increase in IDA w.e.f. 1.7.2014:According to calculations based on All India Consumer Price Index for March, April and May 2014, IDA is to increase by 2.9% w.e.f. 1.7.2014 from 88.4% to 91.3%.
Cancel broadband spectrum held by Reliance Jio - CAG draft report:'CAG in a draft report sent to the Department of Telecom for comments, said, "the DoT failed to recognise the tell-tale sign of rigging of the auction right from beginning of the auction" in which a small ISP, Infotel Broadband Services Pvt Ltd (IBSPL) emerged winner of pan-India broadband spectrum by paying 5,000 times of its net worth. RIL acquired IBSPL within hours of it winning the spectrum and later renamed it Reliance Jio.' Read More
Tenure transfers in DE/AGM grade:BSNL CO has issued transfer orders to the DEs/AGMs who have completed their tenure and to their substitutes. View orders
Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:BSNL CO has issued transfer orders to the SDEs (T) who have completed their tenure and to their substitutes. View orders
Retention in parent circle on promotion and posting in DE/AGM grade:BSNL CO has issued orders retaining two executives in their parent circles upto 31.12.2014. View orders
Retention in parent circle on promotion and posting in DE/AGM grade:BSNL CO has issued orders retaining four executives in their parent circles upto 31.12.2014. View orders
Modification in posting orders in DE/AGM grade:BSNL CO has modified the circle of posting in respect of two Executives. View orders
Arrangement for exercise of statutory powers in posts being manned on look after basis:The BSNL CDA Rules 2O06 (as amended from time to time) envisages in its schedules that where officers of the level indicated in the schedules are not available, then the officers in the higher scale(s)/grade shall exercise these powers'. This entails that whenever a post is being manned on look after basis, the statutory functions shall move to the next higher level, e.g. a GM in case of DGM, or a DGM in case of DE or a DE in case of SDE.' Read More
HAL to Introduce Pension Scheme for its Executives:'The scheme would benefit around 2000 executives already retired from January 1, 2007 and 9,800 serving executives of the Company. HAL would contribute 7% of the Basic Pay plus Dearness Allowance drawn by each executive from January 1, 2007 onwards to fund the Scheme. Executives can also make voluntary contribution to the Scheme. M/s LIC of India would manage the Corpus Fund.' Read More
Government to challenge TDSAT ruling on 3G pacts in Supreme Court - Ravi Shankar Prasad:'BSNL and MTNL are top priority for us right now. I can't say much on the issue of the merger yet, give us some time to work on these important issues. All decisions will be taken purely on merit.' Read More
Is full mobile number portability (MNP) another big scam?:'B K Syngal argues that full mobile number portability is a ‘con job’ by lobbying on behalf Telcordia and Syniverse and will burden consumers with unnecessary costs to benefit the two service providers.' Read More
Revision of Forms under the General Provident Fund (Central Services) Rules, 1960 and Contributory Provident Fund Rules (India), 1962:DoP&PW has circulated revised Forms under the General Provident Fund (Central Services) Rules, 1960 and Contributory Provident Fund Rules (India), 1962. View circular
List comprising particulars of SDE (T) promoted under seniority quota against vacancy years 2006-07 to 2008-09:BSNL CO has circulated the list comprising particulars of SDE (T) promoted under seniority quota against vacancy years 2006-07 to 2008-09, inviting objections therein. View letter
Preparatory work for promotion to AGM/DE(T) on regular basis and requirement of ACRs:'If ACR/APARs are available with SSAs, they are requested to send the attested copies (on each page) to the DPC Cell directly with intimation to the respective circle nodal officers.' Read More
Convening of CPC for Executives (BSNL Management Services) in respect of various streams:Since the earlier composition of CPC is valid only upto 30.6.2014, BSNL CO has circulated the new composition for the forthcoming CPCs for the period from 1.7.2014 to 30.6.2015. View letter
Extending the benefit of ACP on upgraded scale to the Executive cadres of Civil/Architect/Electrical/Telecom Factory and CSS/CSSS etc - corrigendum:BSNL CO has issued a corrigendum to its letter dated 12.5.2014 on the above subject. View corrigendum
Retention of executives promoted as DE (Adhoc) in parent circle:BSNL CO has issued orders retaining one executive in his parent circle upto 30.6.2015. View orders
Holidays to be observed in BSNL during the year 2015:BSNL CO has circulated the list of holidays to be observed during the year 2015, based on DoP&T letter dated 6.6.2014, which has been already published in this site. View letter
Preparatory work for ensuing CpC for promotion to DGM(T) (Regular):BSNL CO has circulated list of officers under consideration for promotion to DGM (T) on regular basis, in respect of whom APAR/VC are yet to be received from the respective circles. View letter
Meeting with GM (Estt):GS met GM (Estt) yesterday and discussed the following:
1.Amendments of JTO RR :GM(Estt) informed that Management Committee of BSNL has already approved the revised JTO RR and now the BSNL Board has to give its approval. On our specific enquiry, he informed us that some of the proposals given by our association have been incorporated in the revised RR and whatever proposed by the Establishment section has been approved by the BSNL Management Committee.
2.CPSU Cadre Hierarchy :GM (Estt) informed us that no further meeting has been held in this regard. We once again reiterated that our association should be taken into confidence before final decision is taken.
3. Superannuation benefits to BSNL recruited employees :GM (Estt) informed us that the high power committee has submitted its report and now the report will be submitted to MC of BSNL board for approval.
4. Fitment benefit of 78.2% to pensioners who retired after 1.1.2007 but before 10.6.2013:We expressed our concern over the undue delay in extending the fitment benefit to pensioners who retired after 1.1.2007 but before 10.6.2013. GM (Estt) felt that the matter has now become complex because of DoT clubbing together, the revision of pension for pre-1.1.2007 pensioners and extending the fitment benefit to those who retired after 1.1.2007 but before 10.6.2013.
5. Revision of Transport allowance :We requested GM (Estt) for revision of transport allowance rates which were fixed at the time of formation of BSNL while the transportation charges have grown multi-fold. While he was in agreement with our concern, he said any increase in Transport Allowance could be thought of, only when BSNL earns profit. We intend to take up the issue with CMD.
Meeting with Sr.GM (Pers):GS met Sr.GM(Pers) yesterday and discussed about the transfer and retention requests, especially cases related to Chennai TD, CTD, UP (W) and Tamilnadu circles. Sr.GM (Pers) informed us that some of the requests have been considered and some are under consideration. However he said that Director (HR) was not in favour of considering cases related to CHTD. We shall meet Director (HR) in this regard again. We also requested Sr.GM (Pers) to expedite the preparatory work of conducting DPC for JTO to SDE, SDE to STS and STS to DGM. Sr.GM (Pers) informed that preparatory work for conducting DPCs in time has already been started and that as soon as directions from different courts are available, efforts will be made to complete the DPCs in time.
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited starts voice SMS service in Punjab:'The service allows customers to record their voice by dialling a 10 digit code and send it as a message. Similarly, the voice SMS can be retrieved by dialling a short code.' Read More
BSNL CDA Rules 2006, updated:BSNL CO has circulated BSNL CDA Rules, 2006 incorporating amendments upto 19.6.2014. View Rules
Rectification of anomalies in pension of BSNL employees who retired within 10 months after their absorption in BSNL:BSNL CO has circulated a DoT letter and has called for details of those cases where pension + DR under the present dispensation is less than that the pensioner would have got if he had continued in CDA scale. View letter
Retention in parent circle on promotion as DE (Adhoc):BSNL CO has issued orders retaining one executive in her parent circle upto 31.12.2014. View letter
Performance of BSNL and MTNL to be monitored closely for their revival:'Union Minister for Communications & IT, Law & Justice, Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad has said that the moral of the Department was not in happy situation because of this being in news for wrong reasons in the past. It was clearly conveyed by Shri Prasad that now decision will be taken on merits and days of lobbying are over. He appealed to all officers to open up and learn to take decisions to ensure growth in the most important sector of Indian economy. He emphasized that improvement of BSNL and MTNL both in terms of performance and infrastructure would be an important area of this priority. He would be playing a pro-active role in monitoring functioning of the two bodies. For this he has directed for installation of suitable equipments in his chamber.If the Base Transmission Station in a particular circle are not functioning in a satisfactory manner then serious view will be taken.' Read More
Compendium on sports in BSNL:BSNL CO has circulated a compendium on sports in BSNL, updated upto March 2014. View letter
Recognition of majority representative Association of serving Executive employees in BSNL - Holding of 1st membership verification – calling up of applications:BSNL CO has notified holding of the first membership verification of Executive employees of BSNL, on the basis of BSNL (REA) Rules, 2014 notified on 6.1.2014. Conduct of Election is proposed to be done on 10.12.2014. View notice
View facilities for all associations till completion of verification