NEWS - AUGUST 2014
Meeting with Addl.GM (Pers):GS met Addl GM (Pers) yesterday and discussed the following:
(i) Delay in issue of orders of DE Regular promotion to left out cases:We expressed our concern over the delay in issue of orders even after the approval by the CMD. Addl GM(Pers) told us that due to some technical reasons Pers I section could not issue the orders promoting 29 executives but assured us that orders will be issued on Monday i.e. on 1.9.2014.
(ii) Delay in promotion from JTO (T) to SDE (T) under 67% quota:We requested Addl GM (Pers) to cause action to file appropriate application in Ernakulam CAT on the same lines as the IA that was filed in Hon'ble Supreme Court of India where the Hon'ble Court issued directions that promotions cannot be withheld for any long time awaiting the result of the court case. We also requested that a copy of the direction of Hon'ble Supreme court may be submitted along with the IA. Addl GM (Pers) said that he will discuss our suggestion with Sr.GM (Pers). We shall take up this issue further with the CMD.
PMO forwards CHQ letter to DoP&PW for appropriate action:PMO has forwarded our letter dated 6.6.2014 on extension of the benefit of merger of 78.2% IDA to BSNL pensioners who retired on or before 9.6.2013 to DoP&PW for appropriate action. View PMO letter View CHQ letter dated 6.6.2014
Notification on amendment to CCS (Pension) Rules 1972:DoP&PW has notified CCS (Pension) Fourth Amendment Rules 2014, which will come into force from the date of publication in the official Gazette. View notification
Message from CMD:'Despite all efforts to avoid transfers during this promotion, redeployment and rebalancing of shortages in some areas has been inevitable. lt is hoped that our executives and staff associations would appreciate our compulsions and would bear the inconvenience.' Read More
Holding of LICE for promotion to PS grade under 33% quota in the field units of BSNL:BSNL CO has notified holding of LICE on 31.11.2014 for promotion to PS grade under 33% quota in the field units of BSNL. View letter
Lokpal/Lokayuktas Act 2013 - submission of declaration of assets and liabilities by Public Servants for each year:BSNL CO has circulated the instructions from DoT and DoP&T regarding submission of Annual Return by Public Servants as on 1st day of August 2014. View letter
Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:BSNL CO has issued transfer orders to SDEs (T) who have completed their tenure and to their substitutes. View orders
Regular promotion to SDE (Civil) grade under seniority cum fitness quota - calling of VC and ACR:BSNL CO has called for VC and ACR in respect of 57 Executives for consideration for regular promotion to SDE (Civil) grade under seniority cum fitness quota. View letter
Meeting with CMD:While handing over the letters regarding review of posting orders of Executives on promotion to DE/AGM grade on regular basis in respect of Tamilnadu Circle and Chennai Telephones District, we elaborately argued our case explaining the details of vacancy position mentioned in our letter and requested him to fill all the existing vacancies to accommodate the senior Executives. CMD has agreed to examine our request and has assured us that something will definitely be done, especially for seniors and ladies.
CHQ writes to CMD requesting review of posting orders of Executives on promotion to DE/AGM grade on regular basis – cases of Executives of Tamilnadu Circle who have been posted outside the circle:'We therefore request you to kindly cause review of the issue by the Personnel Section taking into account the availability of 94 vacancies on date and 58 vacancies likely to be added due to promotion to DGM (Adhoc) and cause modification of the orders cited under reference by posting all these executives in Tamilnadu Circle.' Read More
CHQ writes to CMD requesting posting of executives in chennai:'It is suggested that these 43 clear vacancy as on date, in the growth oriented metro of Chennai where performance of Chennai Executives has been showing a positive trend for the past two years, to be filled up strictly on seniority basis, which will also avoid any possible legal complications. The retention of about 43 Executives in Chennai on their promotion as DE-Regular will not only increase the morale of the Executives but also save a huge amount to the tune of about 70-80 Lakhs to our cash strapped company by way of avoiding expenses on Transfer Grant.' Read More
Address of Hon'ble MoC in the HOCC held on 21st and 22nd August 2014:GM (Restg/WS&I) has requested us to give wide publicity among our members, the Video of Address of Hon'ble MoC in the HOCC held on 21st and 22nd August 2014. View letter
Provident Fund interest rates to remain at 8.75 percent:Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) trustees on Tuesday decided to retain interest payment on provident fund deposits for 2014-15 at 8.75 per cent. "It has been decided to pay 8.75 per cent interest in the current fiscal," Central Provident Fund Commissioner (CPFC) K K Jalan told PTI after a meeting of the Central Board of Trustees (CBT), the apex decision making body of retirement fund body EPFO. The final notification for payment of the interest rate for the current fiscal year will be issued by the Finance Ministry later.
BSNL to lease 4,000 mobile towers to Reliance Jio:'Reliance Jio Infocomm (RJIL) has signed a deal with state-owned telecom firm BSNL for leasing around 4,000 mobile towers. As per the deal, BSNL will be offering a base rate of Rs 38,000 per month for ground based towers ( GBT) and Rs 24,900 per month for rooftop based towers ( RBT).' Read More
TTA Recruitment Rules, 2014:BSNL CO has circulated TTA RR 2014 approved by BSNL Board, subject to the final Organisational Structure and HR Plan to be approved by BSNL Board in future. View RR
Modification in guidelines in transfer to Soft Tenure areas in BSNL:BSNL CO has issued modification in guidelines in transfer to Soft Tenure areas in BSNL. View letter
Preparatory work for ensuing CPC for promotion to DGM (T) on adhoc basis - non-receipt of ACR:BSNL CO has list of Executives in respect of whom APAR/ACR have not yet been received. View list
Role of AIBSNLOA in regular promotion to DE/AGM grade:AIBSNLOA initiated dialogue on holding CPC for filling up around 2500 STS (Telecom) posts in the month of March 2014 [ View posting dated 13.3.2014]. Initially Sr.GM (Pers) said that the process will depend on the outcome of the court case on seniority lists No.6 & 7. In April 2014 we spoke to the Addl GM (Pers) that there was no stay by any court which prevented Personnel section from holding the DPC. We were informed that there was a status quo order on the seniority of 147 Executives by Hon'ble Supreme court of India and there was no clarity as to whether these executives could be considered for further promotion. We were also informed that an IA will be filed to get direction before closing of Supreme Court for summer vacation [ View posting dated 24.4.2014]. Efforts were made by BSNL to have a special mention in the Supreme Court on 5th May 2014. But the IA was posted for hearing along with the SLP on 7th July 2014. Then, we met the Director (HR) and the Sr.GM (Pers) and requested that preparatory work for holding the CPC can commence so that orders could be issued once the court's decision is known [ View posting dated 2.5.2014] [View posting dated 8.5.2014]. Our request was accepted and the preparatory work commenced immediately. Later we met the CMD and suggested that, promotion can be ordered either subject to the outcome of the court case or by reserving posts for the petitioners. CMD was in agreement with our suggestion and agreed to talk to the officers concerned[ View posting dated 28.5.2014]. We followed up our discussions with written correpondence [ View CHQ letter dated 23.4.2014 View CHQ letter dated 13.5.2014].We were meeting the officers concerned periodically afterwards requesting them to expedite the completion of preparatory work in time before the Supreme Court direction on the IA was available. On 7.7.2014, acceding to BSNL's prayer in its IA, Hon'ble Supreme Court allowed BSNL to promote the officers concerned, which will however be subject to its final verdict. In the last week of July, we met GM (SR) who is the Chairman of the CPC and requested him to cause holding of CPC including 2013-14 vacancies. GM (SR) agreed to explore the possibilities of inclusion without further delay in the process. From then on all concerned started putting in strenuous efforts in concluding the CPC before VC expired for a large number of executives under consideration for promotion. Finally orders were issued on 20th August 2014 for 2303 Executives. We are thankful to the CMD, Sr.GM (Pers), Addl GM (Pers), CLO and CVO for their resolve to see the list out early. We owe our special thanks to GM (SR), who is the Chairman of the CPC for agreeing to our suggestion to fill all the vacancies simultaneously and for ensuring that the CPC was held in time. We place on record with extreme gratitude the tireless work, which extended into the night on a few days, of the entire staff and Executives of DPC Cell. We are thankful to the staff and Executives of CVO, the CLO and the Personnel Section, but for whose hard work, the process would not have been completed smoothly.
We congratulate all the Executives who have been promoted as DE/AGM on regular basis.
Promotion to DE/AGM grade on regular basis:BSNL CO has issued promotion and posting orders in DE/AGM grade on regular basis. View File 1 View File 2 View File 3 View File 4 View File 5 View File 6 View File 7
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Promotion to DE/AGM grade on regular basis:CPC for promotion to DE/AGM grade for the years 2011-12 and 2012-13 was over yesterday. CPC for the year 2013-14 has also been completed today and promotion and posting orders in respect of all the three years together are expected to be issued today. [Total: 2305; OC - Upto Sen.No.19270; SC - Upto 23400; ST - Upto 30818.308]
CHQ writes to CMD BSNL requesting Posting of Executives in parent Circles on promotion to DE/AGM grade on regular basis:'We therefore request that all the senior Executives from Karnataka, Tamilnadu and Chennai Telephones circles earlier promoted on adhoc basis as per the July 2013 CPC and either have been retained temporarily or have declined their adhoc promotion, may be posted to their parent Circles on promotion to DE/AGM on regular basis purely on the basis of seniority.' Read More
Inter-circle transfers in SDE (T) grade:BSNL CO has issued transfer orders in SDE (T) grade from various circles to NCNGN circle. View Orders
Telecom PSUs headless, key posts vacant for months:'Chiefs of several entities, including CMDs of MTNL and BSNL, are yet to be appointed despite the posts lying vacant for months. Many crucial positions also remain vacant within the department of telecom (DoT), mostly related to the important area of spectrum. ' Read More
Central Working Committee Meeting at Bhopal:The Central Working Committee Meeting of AIBSNLOA was held at Bhopal on 16th August 2014. The meeting commenced with hoisting of AIBSNLOA flag by Com.V.P.Arya, former GS. Com.R.K.Narang, CS, MP Circle welcomed the participants. After the opening remarks by Com.K.Balasubramanian, CHQ President, GS gave a brief about the developments that happened during the past one and a half months in respect of Membership Verification. It was followed by Circle Secretaries' report. In the noon, a colourful open session was held with senior officers of the MP Circle present in the dais as well as in the front row. After Presidential address by CHQ President and Key Note address by the GS, Circle Secretaries of SNEA and AIBSNLEA felicitated the meeting. Dr.Mahesh Shukla, Sr.GMTD Bhopal and Shri Prakash Ballal Sr GM (HR/Admn), o/o the CGMT Bhopal addressed the session. All the senior officers present, Circle Secretaries of SNEA, AIBSNLEA & SEWA BSNL and Com.Rajput, former CS TESA, MP Circle were presented with mementos. Com.P.K.Jha, CFS MP Circle did the anchoring. All the participants lauded the efforts taken by MP Circle for holding the CWC at short notice and for the wonderful arrangements that had been made. The CWC deliberated at length on the issue of membership verification, with particular reference to offer of support to AIBSNLOA and appeal for support from AIBSNLOA from various associations. Some circles wanted to consult their CEC before forming any opinion. CHQ will take a stand after obtaining opinion from these circles as well as from the circles which could not participate in the CWC. View the photos
67 years after - 'Tryst with Destiny' Speech:'That future is not one of ease or resting but of incessant striving so that we may fulfil the pledges we have so often taken and the one we shall take today. ' Read More
CHQ writes to CMD BSNL in respect of release of promotion orders for DE Regular:'We once again request you to kindly intervene and direct the officers concerned that no discrepancy is noticed in the proposed order and strict seniority is maintained with regard to allotment of parent circle on promotion. We also request you to sympathetically consider the Executives who were struck off from the rolls of Chennai on 31st July 2014 but are quite senior in the list under the zone of consideration for regular DPC and direct our personnel section to issue orders re-allotting them to Chennai Telephones District thereby ensuring justice and fair treatment to the seniors is extended.' Read More
CHQ writes to Sr.GM (Pers) regarding promotion to SDE (T) under seniority cum fitness quota:'We therefore request you to cause filing of a similar affidavit in the High Court of Kerala, seeking a decision allowing promotion to SDE grade under 67% seniority cum fitness quota, subject to final outcome of the case in Kerala High Court, so that orders on JTO to SDE promotion can be issued at the earliest.' Read More
Promotion to DE grade on regular basis - names of untraceable Executives:We are again uploading the list of untraceable Executives eligible for promotion to DE grade on regular basis, with a request to Circle Secretaries as well as all visitors of this site to completely go through the list and if name of any Executive known to them is spotted, to inform immediately through email: firstname.lastname@example.org and/or the mobile number:9868210449, regarding their present place/circle of posting. Let the names of eligible Executives be not left out merely because their present place/circle of posting is not known. View list
Supreme Court dismisses SLP regarding TES Group B seniority lists 6 & 7:After final hearing today, Hon'ble Supreme Court of India is reported to have dismissed BSNL's Special Leave Petition against the judgment of Maharashtra High Court.
Government may extend MTNL's 'Navratna' status by a year:'The panel also discussed MTNL's Navratna status vis-a-vis its market position as the PSU is listed on the BSE and officials fear that not extending the status could adversely impact its position in the market, they added. ' Read More
Tariff book for CFA products:BSNL has circulated the Tariff Book for CFA products updated upto 31.7.2014. View Tariff card
Further revision of honorarium for setting up question papers / Evaluation of answer books and other examination related activities:BSNL CO has issued orders further revising honorarium for setting up question papers / Evaluation of answer books and other examination related activities. View orders
Reimbursement of examination fees:PGM (Electrical), BSNL CO has approved reimbursement of examination fee of Rs.10500 each to 23 Executives of Electrical wing who appeared in the National Certificate Examination for Energy Auditor/Energy Manager conducted by Bureau of Energy Efficiency as self sponsored candidate and declared successful. View letter
Gross revenue of 22 telecom operators drop in Oct-Dec FY14:'Gross revenue of 22 telecom operators, including Bharti Airtel, RCom, BSNL and Tata Teleservices, declined in October-December quarter of 2013 compared to the previous quarter, government said today. However, 39 operators, including Vodafone, Idea Cellular, SSTL and Aircel, saw a rise in gross revenue in the quarter, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said in a written reply to Lok Sabha.' Read More
Status of promotion to various grades:
1. JTO to SDE promotion under seniority cum fitness quota is still hanging in the balance as the next hearing in Ernakulam CAT has been posted to 23rd August 2014.
2.CPC for promotion to DE Regular is likely to be held next week and orders will be issued thereafter for vacancies pertaining to years 2011-12 and 2012-13. CPC for remaining vacancies, both for DE Regular and DE (Adhoc) will be held afterwards.
3.The process for holding CPC for promotion to DGM (T) on adhoc basis is still in the initial stages.
4.CPC for promotion from DGM (T) (Adhoc) to DGM (T) on regular basis has been completed. Orders are expected to be issued next week.
5. Preparatory work for promotion from JAO to AO grade is in progress but DPC can be held only after the disposal of the case in Punjab/Chandigarh CAT.
6. Promotion to CAO grade will not be held now due to availability of only a few vacancies. Diversion of posts from MT quota has met a road block reportedly being not approved in the meeting of BSNL Board last week due to some queries raised by DoT.