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FOR FUND TRANSFER THROUGH NEFT/RTGS:


Name of Account holder: All India BSNL Officers Association
Account Number:018301000034379
IFSC Code:IOBA0000183

CIRCLE SECRETARIES AND DISTRICT SECRETARIES TO NOTE:


1. Circle Secretaries who have not yet sent the list of delegates/visitors for the All India Conference are requested to send it immediately to the email of Com. Soumya Basak, Convenor, Reception Committee - basaksoumya@gmail.com to enable the Reception committee to make arrangements for comfortable stay in the venue.
2. Circle and District Secretaries are to ensure that all the delegates and visitors bring their official ID along with a xerox copy of the ID to meet the security guidelines by the Managing Body of Moulali Yuba Kendra, the venue of our conference.


29.03.2015:

General Secretary to attend meeting at Lucknow:

A meeting has been organised by UP East circle at Amantran, Lucknow on 30.3.2015 at 1200 Hrs. General Secretary will address the meeting. All, irrespective of membership, are invited to attend the meeting.

27.03.2015:

Guidelines for grant of sanction for prosecution:

DoP&T has reiterated that Supreme Court guidelines for grant of sanction for prosecution need to be complied upon. View letter

27.03.2015:

Revision of pension / family pension of pre-2007 retirees BSNL IDA pensioners / family pensioners, who retired prior to 01.01.2007 and post 2007 BSNL IDA pensioners / family pensioners, who retired between 01.01.2007 and 09.06.2013:

BSNL CO has called for information regarding the number of pre-2007 pensioners as well as pensioners who retired during 01.01.2007 to 09.06.2013 cadre/grade-wise as required by DoT. View letter

27.03.2015:

Appointment in BSNL under Rule-37- preparation Service Book:

BSNL CO has circulated the names of 15 officers who have been appointed in BSNL under Rule 37, for preparation of service book. View letter

26.03.2015:

Transfer and Posting in SDE (Civil) grade:

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

25.03.2015:

BSNL life time plan with auto validity extension launched:

BSNL has launched Life Time Plan with auto validity extension at lowest plan charge of Rs.8/- with validity of 180 days. View press release

25.03.2015:

DPC for promotion to SDE (T) under seniority quota - furnishing of fresh VC:

BSNL CO has requested all Circle Heads to arrange to furnish fresh VC of JTOs included in the All India Eligibility List circulated on 20.2.2015 to Corporate Office latest by 6.4.2015. View letter

25.03.2015:

Spectrum auction ends - Government garners around Rs 1.10 lakh crore:

India's biggest telecom spectrum auction ended today after 19 days of fierce bidding that fetched about Rs 1.10 lakh crore to the government. "The auction has concluded," an official source told PTI. The auction for airwaves in four bands ended after 115 rounds of bidding, a source said. The total value of bids stood at Rs 1,09,874 crore. The DoT will disclose details of the result and names of successful bidders after the Supreme Court's permission as a case is pending before it. While Idea, Airtel, Vodafone and Reliance Communications participated in the auction mainly to defend their existing spectrum holding, Reliance Jio, Tata Teleservices, Telewings (Uninor) and Aircel participated to buy additional spectrum.(PTI)

24.03.2015:

Declaration of holiday on 14th April 2015 - Birthday of Dr.B.R.Ambedkar:

BSNL has circulated DoP&T order dated 19.3.2015 declaring 14th April 2015 as closed holiday on account of Birthday of Dr.B.R.Ambedkar. View circular

24.03.2015:

Data purification in respect of Account & Finance personnel:

'The desired information has not been received from most of the Circles/Metro Districts/Units (Except a few) even after lapse of a period of two months. Due to non receipt of the same the work relating to the data purification, preparation and circulation of gradation lists of various cadres could not been completed by this office.' Read More

22.03.2015:

CHQ Circular on All India Conference:

'All Circle Secretaries are requested to ensure that Quota is paid by all branches to all levels upto March 2015. CHQ quota may be paid to CHQ through Indian Overseas Bank, Nungambakkam Branch, Chennai - A/c No. 018301000034379, IFSC Code: IOBA0000183, in the name AIBSNLOA and the details of quota sent may be intimated to CHQ Finance Secretary Com.V.Gurumurthy (Mobile: 09868141819) through his email: gurumurthybsnl@gmail.com. Branches/Circles can send resolutions for adoption in the AIC. These may be sent as soft copy to General Secretary in his email: gsaibsnloa @gmail.com before 5th April 2015. Similarly proposal for amendments to the Constitution may be sent to the above email ID before 5th April 2015.' Read More

22.03.2015:

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In a meeting held on 13.3.2015 at Meerut, Com. Radhey Shyam Sharma AO has been elected as Circle Secretary and Com.Rajendra Prasad, ADT as Circle Finance Secretary, filling up the vacant posts. Large number of executives attended the meeting. In the recent past, GS has been receiving mails from nook and corner of the country, appreciating the stand and activities of AIBSNLOA on various issues. A few such comments also appear in the Suggestion Box. There has been a flurry of activities recently with members from AIBSNLEA joining AIBSNLOA in various circles. UP West is no exception.

20.03.2015:

Meeting with Addl.GM (Pers):

GS met Addl.GM (Pers) yesterday and discussed the following issues:

1.Promotion from DE to DGM (T) grade:

We requested that the DPC for promotion to DGM (T) be held and promotion orders issued early since Supreme Court decision in favour of following Rule 206 has already been received. Addl. GM (Pers) informed us that promotion orders can be issued only to those DEs/AGMs who had qualified in 1985 as DPC in respect of these executives has already been completed. We requested him to ensure that orders are issued at the earliest.

2.Promotion from JTO to SDE (T):

We requested Addl.GM (Pers) to ensure that promotion orders are issued without much delay as and when the status quo order by Kerala High Court is got modified. Addl.GM (Pers) assured us that all efforts will be made to issue the promotion orders immediately after the interim order is vacated.

3.Filling up DE vacancies arising due to foregoing of promotion:

We requested that a large number of vacancies have arisen due to foregoing of promotion by hundreds of executives. Addl.GM (Pers) said that in respect of Supreme Court orders regarding seniority lists 6 & 7, DoT's advice/approval has been sought for. Appropriate action will be taken after receipt of advice from DoT. However the vacancies will be filled only along with 2014-15 vacancies.

4. Retention in Tamilnadu on promotion to DE (Regular):

We wanted Addl.GM (Pers) to consider the requests of Executives who could not join in other circles due to physical condition. Addl.GM (Pers) agreed to give instructions to the concerned section to process the pending requests.

5.Transfer request of DGMs/AGMs of BSNL CO:

We also requested Addl. GM (Pers) to consider own cost transfer requests in respect of DGMs/AGMs of BSNL CO. Addl. GM (Pers) agreed to take necessary action on such requests if these executives have completed three years of service at BSNL CO. We pointed out that as per transfer policy own cost transfer request should be considered after completion of two years of service. Then Addl. GM (Pers) agreed to process such requests. We hope that soon action will be taken on pending own cost transfer requests.

20.03.2015:

BSNL undertakes Rs 1,000 crore investment plan:

"We have taken several measures. Only last week we began migration of landline customers to next generation service facility. It will provide lot of services to customers. Second, we are experimenting with BSNL Skype. For the Wi-Fi hotspots, 14 centres in tourist places in South zone have been identified," BSNL Director N K Gupta said. Read More

19.03.2015:

Declaration of Holiday on 14th April, 2015- Birthday of Dr.B.R. Ambedkar:

DoP&T has issued O.M. declaring Tuesday, the 14th April 2015, as a Closed Holiday on account of the birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, for all Central Government Offices including Industrial Establishments throughout India. View O.M.

19.03.2015:

Introduction of new Plan voucher for prepaid mobile customers:

BSNL has introduced a new Plan with MRP Rs.8 and validity 180 days for prepaid mobile customers. View details

18.03.2015:

BSNL to examine the demand for restoration of medical allowance without voucher for retired employees:

In order to examine the demand for restoration of medical allowance without voucher for retired employees, BSNL CO has called for details of number of retired employees claiming medical reimbursement and the expenditure incurred on outdoor treatment for the past three years. View letter

18.03.2015:

Calling of volunteers in JTO grade for posting in ERP core team:

BSNL CO has called for volunteers from directly recruited JTOs less than 40 years of age to work in ERP core team at ALTTC Ghaziabad on temporary transfer basis for a period of two years. View letter

17.03.2015:

Regular promotion to CAO grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of promotion to CAO grade on regular basis in respect of four executives. View orders

16.03.2015:

Promotion to CAO on regular basis - filling up the vacancies available on date:

Even before orders of promotion to CAO grade on regular basis were issued by BSNL CO on 30.10.2014, AIBSNLOA has taken up the issue with GM (FP) for promoting all the executives who were found eligible by filling up the vacancies that have arisen upto date, instead of upto 1.8.2014. AIBSNLOA has been continuously pursuing the issue from then onwards writing to GM (FP) periodically. During informal discussions, GM (FP) had also agreed to examine our request. Now it is reliably learnt that approval of the competent authority has been obtained for filling up around 60 vacancies on regular basis and the process for promoting eligible executives has commenced.

13.03.2015:

Look after arrangement in EE (Electrical) grade - clarification:

Personnel section of BSNL CO has those who are not eligible for promotion to a grade, should not be considered for giving the charge of higher posts through look after arrangement with functional powers. View letter

13.03.2015:

Provisional seniority list in the grades of regular architects, SDE/AE (Arch) and JTO (Arch):

BSNL CO has circulated provisional seniority list in the grades of regular architects, SDE/AE (Arch) and JTO (Arch). View letter

13.03.2015:

Regular promotion to CAO grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of promotion to CAO grade on regular basis in respect of four executives. View orders

12.03.2015:

Strike call by Forum of BSNL unions and associations:

GS Com.Rakesh Sethi addressed the lunch hour demonstration organised today by the Forum of BSNL unions and associations. Later the Forum issued notice for two days strike on 21st and 22nd April 2015 on a charter of demands for revival of BSNL and other issues. AIBSNLOA is a signatory to the strike notice. View strike notice

11.03.2015:

Air India, MTNL join list of Sick Central Public Sector enterprises:

'A CPSE is declared sick after it has accumulated losses in any financial year equal to 50% or more of its average net worth during four preceding years. The accumulated losses of Air India stood at Rs 5,388.82 crore in 2013-14, as against Rs 5,490 crore in 2012-13 and Rs 7,559 crore in 2011-12. MTNL posted a profit of Rs 7,821 crore in 2013-14, mainly due to exceptional items—or write back of provisions on account of pensionary liabilities and spectrum amortization costs—of Rs 11,621 crore.' Read More

11.03.2015:

List of pending court cases pertaining to recruitment:

Director (HR) has requested CGMs of all circles to make all out efforts for early disposal of pending court cases. View letter

11.03.2015:

Retention in parent circle on promotion to DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued three orders retaining some executives in their parent circles. View orders

11.03.2015:

Modification in posting order on promotion to DE/AGM grade:

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

11.03.2015:

Foregoing of promotion to DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders accepting declining of promotion to DE Regular in resepct of 37 executives. View orders

11.03.2015:

Rejection of declining regular promotion to DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders rejecting declining of regular promotion to DE/AGM grade in respect of one executive of Maharashtra Circle. View orders

11.03.2015:

Transfer and postings in SDE (Civil) grade:

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

10.03.2015:

Tenure transfers in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued transfer orders to DEs/AGMs who have completed their tenure and to their substitutes. View orders

09.03.2015:

CHQ issues notification for the second All India Conference:

CHQ has issued formal notification for the second AIC to be held at Kolkata on 10th and 11th April 2015. View notification for AIC   View notification for pre-AIC CWC

09.03.2015:

CHQ writes to CMD requesting extension of the benefit of various court decisions to similarly placed Executives in BSNL :

'We feel that extending the benefit only to the members of applicant associations, leaving out bulk of other affected Executives will only lead to large number of further litigations resulting in avoidable legal expenditure both to the individual as well as BSNL. The outcome of such litigations will ultimately be only in extending the benefit of the earlier decision by the concerned courts. We believe that extending the benefits of the judgments to others who have not approached the Court, but similarly placed, will do complete and substantial justice.' Read More

09.03.2015:

Admission of BSNL employees and their wards for PGDTTM programme 2015:

In order to secure more enrolments, NATFM Hyderabad has circulated the prospectus and application form for PGDTTM programme 2015. Last date for filing the application is 16.3.2015. View details

09.03.2015:

Offering 3G data card (3.6 Mbps) at reduced sale price as a back-up to the ADSL Broadband customers under ADSL Broadband plan in all the circles:

BSNL CO has conveyed the decision of the competent authority to launch the above scheme in all the circles w.e.f. 16-03-2015 on reqular basis. View orders

07.03.2015:

Meeting with Sr. General Manager (Pers):

GS met Sr.GM (Pers) on 5.3.2015 and conveyed Greetings on the eve of Holi festival. He then requested Sr.GM (Pers) to initiate action for promotion to DGM (T) on adhoc basis, since Supreme Court has given its verdict. Sr. GM (Pers) assured us that our request will be examined in accordance with the Supreme Court verdict and action for promotion to DGM (T) on adhoc basis will be initiated. Now the seniority lists 1 to 17 will have to be recast as per Rule 206 based on Supreme Court's verdict. We request all Executives of Recruitment Years 1978 & 1979 and have qualified in the years 1985 & 1987 to ensure that their APARs are complete in all respect up to date and Certificate to the effect that their APARs have been shown to them have been duly submitted. Sr.GM (Pers) informed us that in respect of Supreme Court verdict regarding seniority lists No.6 & 7, BSNL is examining filing of a SLP. We requested him to cause early and appropriate action so as to bring the uncertainities to an end.

05.03.2015:

Foregoing of regular promotion to DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders cancelling regular promotion to DE/AGM grade in respect of 112 executives who have foregone the promotion. View orders

05.03.2015:

Rejection of declining regular promotion to DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders rejecting declining of regular promotion to DE/AGM grade in respect of 4 executives of Inspection Circle. View orders

04.03.2015:

Celebration of International Women's Day in BSNL:

BSNL CO has circulated a list of events for a week towards celebration of International Women's Day and asks Circles and SSAs to organise similar events. View letter

04.03.2015:

PMO among top 'rejectors' of RTI applications:

'Report:The analysis by the CIC shows a whopping 44 per cent of RTI applications being rejected by the public authorities in 2013-14 citing reasons as "others" and not giving any of the reasons in the RTI Act for rejecting the requests for information.' Read More

04.03.2015:

Telecom operators have over Rs 2.42 lakh crore debt:

'Of the total debt, the share of public sector firms MTNL and BSNL stood at Rs 18,579 crore or 7.6 per cent, Minister of Communications and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha. BSNL and MTNL's debt stood at Rs 4,459 crore and Rs 14,120 crore respectively, while that of other operators totalled to Rs 2,24,317 crore in 2013-14, he added. Prasad said an amount of Rs 1,142.72 crore is outstanding against the private operators towards the payment of interconnect usage charges to BSNL. "Out of this outstanding amount, an amount of Rs 1,002.92 crore is disputed and is sub-judice. The disputed amounts relate to CDR (Call Details Record) issue, non-payment of SMS invoices and interest amount invoices on late payments," he added. Bharti Airtel had the highest gross outstanding of Rs 255.91 crore, followed by Data Access Rs 211.53 crore, Reliance Communication and Reliance Telecom Rs 203.82 crore, and Tata Communications Rs 108.15 crore as on December 31, 2014.' Read More

03.03.2015:

Review petition by DoT in Delhi High Court dismissed?:

A petition filed by DoT to review the orders of Delhi High court dated 17.4.2012, directing relieving of "such of the petitioners, who opt to revert to Government service within 2 weeks of receipt of options from them" is reported to have been dismissed by the Delhi High Court.

28.02.2015:

Budget 2015: Taxes Cut for Corporates, Small Relief for Middle Class:

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his first full-year Budget did not provide tax breaks to the middle class disappointing millions. Currently, income up to Rs. 2.50 lakh is not taxed. However, Mr Jaitley proposed raising health insurance premium deduction from Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 25,000 and transport allowance from Rs. 800 per month to Rs. 1,600 per month, considered to be a small relief to the salaried class. The proposed hike in service tax and education cess from 12.36 per cent to 14 per cent will make many services costlier. Meanwhile, the Finance Minister has reduced tax on corporates to 25 per cent over four years from the current 30 per cent. This will boost spending and job creation, he said.

27.02.2015:

Ms. S.T.Ray to be the next Director (HR) BSNL:

PESB has today recommended the name of Ms.S.T.Ray for the post of Director (HR), BSNL.

27.02.2015:

Minutes of 26th meeting of scova:

In respect of Merger of 78.2% IDA with basic pension benefit to the absorbed BSNL pensioners, the Minutes of 26th SCOVA meeting says that "It was informed that the proposal has been approved by Department of Expenditure, in principle. Department of Telecom informed that as per the advice of the Department of Expenditure a Cabinet Note has been prepared and sent to their IFD for approval. Department of Telecom was advised to finalise the draft Cabinet Note and circulate it to the concerned Ministries by the end of February, 2015."

27.02.2015:

TRAI issues draft Tariff Order prescribing framework for commercial interoperability of Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) in DTH services, for consultation:

'In the DTH sector, as on date, CPEs deployed by one operator may not be compatible with the network of another operator. As a result, in case a subscriber wishes to migrate to another operator/platform, he cannot do so without re-investing in another CPE.' Read More

27.02.2015:

'TRAI issues a draft Amendment to the Telecommunication Tariff Order, 1999 for revision of tariff regime for national roaming service for comments of the stakeholders:

TRAI has today released a draft amendment to the Telecommunication Tariff Order, 1999 for comments of the stakeholders. Through the Amendment Order, the Authority intends to reduce the ceiling tariffs for national roaming services.' Read More

27.02.2015:

Promotion to CAO grade on adhoc basis - calling of ACR/APAR:

BSNL CO has called for ACR/APAR for 2013-14 in respect of eligible AOs for promotion to CAO grade on adhoc basis. View letter

27.02.2015:

Transfer and Posting in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued modified transfer orders in respect of one DE. View orders

26.02.2015:

BSNL, MTNL, Videocon planning lowering call rates:

'"Removal of fixed termination charges will help BSNL serve its customer better. We will come up with better offers in next financial year. Customers will have more affordable services," BSNL Chairman and Managing Director Anupam Shrivastav told PTI.' Read More

26.02.2015:

FAQ on Compassionate appointment:

DoP&T has answered a question on Definition of a dependant family member. View letter

26.02.2015:

Amendment to CCS (Leave) rules, 1972 - Persons with disabilities:

DoP&T proposes to amend CCS (Leave) Rules 1972 on issues related to leave or absence of Government Servants who have acquired a disability while in service. Read More

25.02.2015:

TRAI issued the Telecommunication Mobile Number Portability:

'The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has today issued 6th Amendment to the Telecommunication Mobile Number Portability Regulation, 2009 which will facilitate Full MNP (PAN India Portability) in the country w.e.f. 3rd May, 2015.' Read More

25.02.2015:

BSNL invests Rs 11,000 crore to improve services:

'Ravi Shankar Prasad: As per details shared by the minister, BSNL is augmenting its mobile network by installing additional 14,421 2G mobile sites and 10,605 3G sites with an estimated investment of Rs 4,804 crore. The state-run firm is modernising all telephone exchanges with an investment of about Rs 600 crore for improving landline services. It is also migrating old technology system in exchanges in an agreement with C-DoT at an estimated cost of Rs 350 crore.' Read More

25.02.2015:

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

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

25.02.2015:

Regular promotion to DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued regular promotion orders to DE/AGM grade for 12 Executives effective from 20.8.2014. View orders

25.02.2015:

Adhoc promotion and posting in the grade of Superintending Engineer (Electrical):

BSNL CO has issued orders of Adhoc promotion and posting in the grade of Superintending Engineer (Electrical). View orders

24.02.2015:

CHQ writes to CMD regarding our response to Management Committee Note on BSNL HR Plan :

'We therefore request you to review the whole proposal keeping in view the specific requirement in each level taking into account the significant changes in the technology, business model and business processes and not to view the matter as a tool for bringing down the expenditure on staff. Deloitte Consultant or any other consultant does not have the knowledge and expertise in dealing with such a huge PSU like BSNL which has to carry out social obligations of the Government of India and cannot be compared with any private organization run with the sole aim of amassing huge profits.' Read More

24.02.2015:

CHQ writes to Sr. General Manager (Pers) regarding Promotion to DGM (T) on regular basis :

'Hence, we request you to kindly cause initiation of the process for promoting these DGMs (T) working on adhoc basis as DGMs (T) on regular basis.' Read More

24.02.2015:

STD calls to cost less as TRAI slashes network charge by about 50%:

Long distance domestic calls are set to become cheaper as TRAI today slashed a network charge that one operator pays to another for carrying the call. Long distance domestic telephone calls are set to become cheaper as regulator TRAI today slashed a network charge that one operator pays to another for carrying the call by about 50 per cent to 35 paise a minute. Carriage charges play an important role in determining the long distance (STD) tariffs. "The Authority has reduced the ceiling of the domestic carriage charge to 35 paisa per minute from the existing 65 paisa per minute. This should also reduce STD call rates," the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Secretary Sudhir Gupta told PTI.

24.02.2015:

Promotion to SDE (Arch) grade on regular basis:

BSNL CO has issued promotion orders to SDE (Arch) grade on regular basis. View orders

23.02.2015:

Airtel, BSNL to sign pan-India intra-circle roaming pact:

'When contacted, Airtel did not comment on the matter. BSNL CMD Shri Anupam Shrivastava said the deal is a part of the BSNL strategy to spend carefully on building infrastructure and use sharing rules to bring down operational cost besides providing good network to consumers. We have made 'co-opetition' (co-operative competition) as one of the key strategies. Under this we are looking at opportunity where we can co-operate with other players to expand our business," he said.' Read More

23.02.2015:

Telecom tariffs to go down as Trai cuts call connect charge:

'Now, calls made from landline-to-landline or landline-to- mobiles will not include the interconnection charge, which was 20 paise. Trai has also reduced network interconnection usage charges (IUC) on calls made from mobile phones by about 30 per cent to 14 paise per call from 20 paise earlier.' Read More

23.02.2015:

Rationalisation of tariff under pre-paid mobile services - accumulation of unutilised data usage in DATA STV:

BSNL CO has ordered stopping of the practice of accumulation of unutilised data usage in DATA STV. Read More

23.02.2015:

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

23.02.2015:

Promotion to the grade of CAO on regular basis:

BSNL CO has issued orders promoting four executives to the grade of CAO on regular basis. View orders

20.02.2015:

Meeting with Sr. General Manager (Pers):

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

1. Promotion to SDE (T) grade:

We requested that an early submission may be made in High Court of Kerala, quoting the orders of Supreme Court of India that promotions cannot be withheld for any long time awaiting the results of the court cases and to ensure that DPC is process is completed immediately. Sr.GM (Pers) assured us that action is being taken to get the 'status quo' modified and that the work is in progress so as to issue promotion orders once the 'status quo' order by High Court of Kerala is modified.

2. Promotion to DGM (T) on regular basis:

We said that the executives have been working as DGM (T) on adhoc basis for more than three years and sizeable number of vacancies are available to regularise them. Sr. GM (Pers) has agreed to consider initiation of the process for promotion to DGM (T) grade on regular basis.

3.Request for transfers/retention in various grades:

Sr.GM (Pers) has agreed to consider the cases based on merits and based on the recommendations of the Circle Heads.

4.Status of court cases:

We were informed that the orders of Supreme Court is yet to be received in the Rule 206 case. In respect of Supreme Court's orders on revision of seniority lists 6 and 7, DoT has recommended that a review petition be filed by BSNL in the Supreme Court.

20.02.2015:

CHQ writes to CMD on Holding of DPC for promotion to SDE (Telecom) grade:

'This development has created anxiety and dismay among the eligible JTOs who have been waiting for their promotion as SDE for an unusually long 18 years even while nearly 6000 vacancies are reportedly available under seniority cum fitness quota. Large number of such eligible JTOs are retiring every month without getting their due promotion.' Read More

20.02.2015:

Final all india eligibility list of JTO (T):

BSNL CO has circulated the final All India Eligibility List of JTOs (T) after dismissal of court case in Hon'ble CAT, Ernakulam. View list

20.02.2015:

Revised sanctioned strength of SDE (Civil):

BSNL CO has circulated the revised sanctioned strength of SDE (Civil) grade in various zones. View letter

20.02.2015:

Regular promotion to SDE (Civil) grade under seniority cum fitness quota - calling of VC:

BSNL CO has called for VC of 61 JTOs (Civil) for consideration for promotion to SDE (Civil) grade under seniority cum fitness quota. View letter

20.02.2015:

Not profiteering from spectrum sale: Ravi Shankar Prasad:

'The inter-ministerial Telecom Commission, a key decision-making body on telecom matters, had rejected the reserve prices suggested by sectoral regulator Trai for the airwave sale in various frequencies. The Cabinet-approved per mega Hertz (MHz) pan-India reserve price for the 800-MHz CDMA band is Rs 3,646 crore (Rs 3,104 crore suggested by Trai), for the 900-MHz band Rs 3,980 crore (Rs 3,004 crore by Trai), for the 1,800-MHz band Rs 2,191 crore (Rs 2,138 crore by Trai), and for 2,100-MHz Rs 3,705 crore (Rs 2,720 crore by Trai).' Read More

19.02.2015:

Modifications in promotion and posting orders in AO grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders modifying the circle of posting for 37 executives. View orders

19.02.2015:

Transfer and Posting and cancellation of transfer in AO/Sr.AO grades:

BSNL CO has issued transfer orders and cancellation of transfer orders in AO/Sr.AO grades. View orders

19.02.2015:

All India Eligibility list of JTO - Pending ACR and assessment report:

BSNL CO has circulated the names of 169 JTOs in respect of whom the ACRs and assessment reports are yet to be received from the circles. View letter

18.02.2015:

Rationalization of data tariff under prepaid mobile services:

BSNL CO has rationalized the data tariff under prepaid mobile service. View letter

17.02.2015:

Travelling Allowance in respect of escort/attendant for accompanying a Government Servant with disabilities on travel during tour/training:

“Subject to clause (d) above, Travelling Allowance for the Attendant/Escort would also be admissible to the Government servant with Disabilities when deputed on training provided it is recorded by the authority competent to depute such officials on training that such training is a mandatory training for career progression or induction training for probationers.” Read More from Dept. of Expenditure O.M.

17.02.2015:

4G may take 2-3 years for wider adoption in India: Analysts:

"4G-LTE ecosystem is not mature at a mass scale while consumers in 4G-enabled regions are apparently not looking at it as a value-for-money proposition," Kumar said. "3G is still has a long way to go as most of the incumbent operators are currently focusing on monetization of their 3G investments." Read More

17.02.2015:

BSNL endorses DoP&PW notification amending CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972:

BSNL CO has endorsed the DoP&PW letter dated 29.8.2014 notifying amendment to CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972, which was published in this site on 29.8.2014. View endorsement   View DoP&PW notification

17.02.2015:

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

BSNL CO has issued orders of promotion and posting in DE/AGM grade on regular basis for one executive effective from 10.11.2014. View orders

17.02.2015:

Promotion and posting in CAO grade on regular basis:

BSNL CO has issued orders of promotion and posting in CAO grade on regular basis for 4 executives. View orders

16.02.2015:

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Com.O.P.Jat, former Circle Secretary of AIBSNLEA Rajasthan, now AGM (Rectt-III), BSNL Corporate Office has joined AIBSNLOA. We extend him a warm welcome and wish to utilize his knowledge and experience to further strengthen AIBSNLOA.

16.02.2015:

Meeting with General Manager (FP):

GS and CHQ FS met GM (FP) today and invited him to attend our AIC. He said that he will definitely try to come. We discussed the following issues with him:

1. Promotion to CAO (Regular) grade:

GM (FP) said that the process is on and hoped to complete it at the earliest.

2. Promotion to CAO (Adhoc) grade:

GM (FP) informed us that approval of the competent authority has been obtained for conduct of CPC and the process will commence soon.

3.Promotion from CAO (Adhoc) to CAO (Regular):

We reiterated our request for filling up the vacancies upto last month with the executives who were eligible and were under consideration for promotion in the previous CPC but could not be promoted due to want of vacancies. GM (FP) said that the matter is being examined and appropriate action will be taken.

4. Promotion from JAO to AO:

We made a similar request as in the case of CAO (Adhoc) to CAO (Regular) to fill up the available vacancies so that left out JAOs can be promoted. GM (FP) assured us that this issue will be taken up after the status of implementation of the promotion orders in all the circles is available.

5. Consideration of requests for retention/reallotment on promotion to AO grade:

GM (FP) informed us that genuine cases will definitely be considered but action will be taken only after the information sought for from the circles is received.

16.02.2015:

Meeting with Director (HR):

GS along with CHQ FS and BSNL CO CS and Organising Secretary met Director (HR) and invited him to attend the Open Session of our AIC to be held at Kolkata on 10th April 2015, Director (HR) has agreed to attend the Open Session.

16.02.2015:

Transfer and posting in SDE (E) grade:

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

13.02.2015:

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General Body meeting of AIBSNLOA UP (E) circle was held today and new office-bearers were elected with Com.S.K.Lal as Circle President (Mobile: 9453885500), Com.D.C.Gupta as Circle Secretary (Mobile: 9450911888) and Com.K.D.Tripathy as Finance Secretary (Mobile: 9415008909). View list of office-bearers

13.02.2015:

LDCE for promotion to SDE (T) deferred:

BSNL has decided to defer the LDCE due to multiple court verdicts resulting in contradictions and administrative constraints. View orders

13.02.2015:

Recommendations of Management Committee of BSNL Board on Consultant's recommendation on Revival & HR Plan of BSNL:

BSNL has circulated the Recommendations of Management Committee of BSNL Board on Deloitte Consultant's recommendation on Revival & HR Plan of BSNL before final decision by the BSNL Board. Circles and Branches are requested to send in their comments/views urgently to gsaibsnloa@gmail.com View letter

13.02.2015:

Settlement of telephone bills in respect of telephones provided at the residences of BSNL officers/officials working in BSNL and residing in MTNL service areas:

BSNL has written to CMD MTNL requesting issue of individual bills with 30% discount directly to the residences of the officers/officials who will make payment directly to MTNL and claim reimbursement of the amount by BSNL later. View letter

13.02.2015:

Clarification for rationalization of tariff under prepaid mobile services:

BSNL CO has issued clarifications on its orders dated 11.2.2015 regarding rationalization of tariff under prepaid mobile services. View clarifications

12.02.2015:

LDCE for promotion to SDE (T) be held on 15.2.2015 only for vacancy year 2010-11:

In compliance with the direction of Guwahati Branch of CAT, BSNL CO has issued orders for holding the examination for the single vacancy year 2010-11 only and withdrawing the admit cards generated for the candidates of vacancy years 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14. View orders

12.02.2015:

Constitution of Search-cum-Selection Committee for selection for appointment to Board level posts in Central Public Sector Enterprises:

DoP&T has issued guidelines for composition of Search-cum-Selection Committee for Board level posts in CPSEs in cases where Search-cum-Selection Committee method is approved for selection by Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC). View guidelines

12.02.2015:

Consolidation of SSAs into Business Areas:

BSNL CO has issued instructions for consolidation of SSAs into Business Areas in respect of UP (E), UP (W), Chattisgarh, Orissa, Jharkhand and MP Circles. View letter

12.02.2015:

Appointment of JAOs on completion of 4 weeks training:

BSNL CO has conveyed the approval of competent authority for appointment of 7 'JAOs on probation' under 40% quota/10% quota consequent on completion of 4 weeks Phase-I induction training. View orders

11.02.2015:

Rationalization of tariff under prepaid mobile services:

BSNL CO has issued orders rationalising Balance Based Tariff, introducing new data STVs, Promotional data Plan and Promotional SMS STV, under prepaid mobile services. View orders

11.02.2015:

Tenure transfers in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued transfer orders to DEs/AGMs who have completed their tenure and to their substitutes. View orders

10.02.2015:

Grant of grace marks in JAO examination:

Supreme Court has dismissed a SLP filed by a candidate stating that "since it is tactically admitted that there is no provision in the Rules or any other proceedings for grant of such marks, reliance placed upon such illegality committed in the past cannot be a ground to sustain the order of the Tribunal”. Hon’ble Court has further directed BSNL not to violate the Rules by granting such grace marks in future. View judgment

10.02.2015:

Preparation of All India Eligibility List of JTO (T):

BSNL CO has has requested 23 circles to furnish fresh vigilance clearance by 27.2.2015. View letter

09.02.2015:

DPC for promotion to SDE (T) grade under seniority quota- Furnishing current vigilance status:

BSNL CO has requested 23 circles to furnish fresh vigilance clearance by 27.2.2015. View letter

09.02.2015:

Tenure transfer in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has transfer orders to SDE (T) who has completed his tenure and to his substitute. View orders

06.02.2015:

Request for Voluntary Retirement from Persons suffering with disability:

DoP&T has circulated a draft proposing that any Government servant seeking voluntary retirement on medical grounds may be apprised of the provisions of PWD ACT, in order that he can take a considered decision. View draft proposal

06.02.2015:

Promotion and posting in SDE (Electrical) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of promotion and posting from JTO (E) to SDE (E) grade under 67% selection cum seniority quota. View orders

06.02.2015:

Tenure transfer in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has transfer orders to SDE (T) who has completed his tenure and to his substitute. View orders

04.02.2015:

CHQ again writes to DPE requesting removal of anomaly in pay fixation on promotion for Executives:

'It may be seen that most of the recommendations of the 2nd Pay Revision Committee, including 3% of the basic pay as increment, were based on the principles laid down in the VI Central Pay Commission recommendations.' Read More

04.02.2015:

Regular promotion to CAO grade:

BSNL CO has orders of regular promotion as CAO for 12 executives with effect from the date their junior have taken over the charge of the post of CAO on regular basis in their respective circles. View orders

04.02.2015:

LDCE for promotion to SDE (T) grade - signing of admit cards:

BSNL CO has decided that admit cards can be signed by DE/AGM level officers in case the controlling DGM level officers are stationed far away from the head quarters of the candidate. View letter

04.02.2015:

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

04.02.2015:

Promotion/Posting in the grade of Accounts Officer:

'All the concerned circles are therefore requested to implement the promotion orders first irrespective of their posting after promotion (i.e within the circle or outside the circle) and in respect of those executives who have been transferred to other circle (s), they should be relieved immediately to the circle of posting on or before 06-02-2015 positively as already mentioned in para 4 of the promotion orders.' Read More

03.02.2015:

Meeting with CMD:

GS along with AGS HQ and CS & CFS of BSNL CO met CMD yesterday and invited him to attend the Open Session of our AIC to be held at Kolkata on 10th April 2015. CMD has agreed to attend unless some important business is fixed at the last moment. We handed over our letter [published below] on BSNL having two scales for JAG Selection Grade and requested his intervention. CMD has agreed to get the issue examined. We also requested him to ensure that DPC for promotion from JTO to SDE (T) is held at the earliest. CMD said that he will talk to the concerned officers to expedite the process. We requested him to get diversion of MT quota vacancies in Finance Stream cleared by the BSNL Board early so that promotion to CAO grade can also be processed. CMD agreed to do whatever is possible.

03.02.2015:

CHQ writes to CMD Regarding blatant violation of instructions of DOT letter dated 26.08.2008 and DPE OM dated 24.12.2012 by operating IDA scale of Rs.17500-400-22300 w.e.f. 01.10.2000 in place of Rs. 18500-23900:

'However, in violation of the above instructions, BSNL has two scales for JAG Selection Grade like E-6 and E-7 without the approval of the administrative department i.e DOT though IDA Scale of Rs. 17500-400-22300 (E-6) stands superseded by IDA Scale of Rs. 18500-450-23900 (E-7) with effect from 01.10.2000 as per DOT letter dated 26.08.2008.' Read More

02.02.2015:

ATR on the decisions of 25th Meeting of SCOVA:

In the Action Taken Report on the decisions of 25th SCOVA meeting, in respect of pension benefit of IDA merger effectively amounting to 78.2% for BSNL absorbed Pensioners, DoT has conveyed that “DoPPW has conveyed its no objection and Department of Expenditure has also agreed to the proposal subject to the approval of Cabinet. Accordingly, Cabinet Note has been prepared and put up for approval of MOC & IT.”

02.02.2015:

Norms for Staff and Vehicle at SSA/Area/Circle level - CM Vertical:

BSNL CO has circulated the annexure - Staff required at SSA/Circle office level for CM Vertical - to its letter dated 30.1.2015 on the above subject. View Annexure

02.02.2015:

Procedure for conduct of supplementary DPC:

DoP&T has issued clarifications with regard to the zone of consideration, the eligibility list for the supplementary DPC and whether officers who are included in the panel by the original DPC or in the extended panel but could not be promoted as these anticipated vacancies do not actually become available could be appointed against the additional vacancies later becoming available for the same vacancy year. View O.M.

31.01.2015:

CHQ Vice-President Com.R.Duraisamy retires from service:

Com.R.Duraisamy, Executive Engineer (Civil) Chennai & our CHQ Vice-President retires from service today. AIBSNLOA CHQ wishes him a happy and healthy retired life.

30.01.2015:

Norms for Staff and Vehicle at SSA/Area/Circle level - CM Vertical:

'Following norms are proposed to be followed for Staff and Vehicles for CMTS network maintenance at SSA, Proposed Area/Circle level. Number of Executives and Non-Executives required for CM vertical at SSA and Area/Circle level is calculated based on Dir/CMD's D.O. letter dated 16.5.2014 and initial suggestions received from few Circles. It will be finalised affter receiving feedbacks from Circles and final numbers will be communicated shortly after the approval of competetnt authority.' Read More

30.01.2015:

Inter-se-Seniority of Direct Recruits and Promotees in the cadre of JAO in the Gradation list of Assistant Accounts officers/Junior Accounts officer in BSNL as on 02.12.2014:

BSNL CO has clarified that request of Departmental JAOs of 2010 batch to place them en-block senior to Direct Recruit JAOs of 2010 batch in view of DOP&T OM dated 04.03.2014 cannot be acceded to since their selection was finalized in 2010. View letter

30.01.2015:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued transfer orders to one SDE (T) who has completed tenure and to his substitute. View orders

29.01.2015:

Promotion to SDE (T) grade - CR and VC Pending:

The list of circles from where CR and VC are to be received, as on 29.1.2015 is furnished with a request to Circle/CHQ office-bearers to pursue with respective circle administrations. View list

28.01.2015:

Meeting with Addl.General Manager (Pers):

GS along with FS CHQ met Addl. GM(Pers) yesterday and discussed the following:

1. DPC from JTO (T) to SDE (T):

We requested Addl.GM (Pers) for early holding of DPC for promotion from JTO (Telecom) to SDE(Telecom). We discussed about year-wise number of seniority quota vacancies and enquired as to when DPC work can be completed. Addl. GM (Pers) provided us the details of year-wise vacancies and informed us that Personnel Section will try to complete DPC work in shortest possible time. He also informed that CR has been received from most of the circles for the years 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 but APAR pertaining to 2012-13 and 2013-14 are yet to be received. Similar is the status of VC. We request all the circle office bearers and CHQ office bearers to pursue with the respective Circle administrations for sending the APAR and VC at the earliest so that DPC can be completed in a short time. List of Circles from where CR and VC are required will be published soon.

2.DGM (Adhoc) promotion:

Addl GM (Pers) informed us that order from Hon'ble Supreme Court has not been received till today.

3. DPC from SDE(T) to DE(T):

We requested Addl GM (Pers) to hold DPC for promotion from SDE (T) to DE(T) for the available vacancies. We also requested Addl GM (Pers) to take a decision in respect of the list of untraceable executives. In the last DPC, number of posts were kept reserved for these executives. But all are aware that except for few cases no information has been received from any of the circles in respect of these untraceable executives. We requested more executives can be promoted utilising these vacancies. We suggested that all Heads of Circles may be asked to certify that these executives are not working in their circle and in case no information is received from the circles then it should be assumed that these executives are not working in these circles as well as in BSNL. Addl GM (Pers) assured us that he will take necessary action in this regard. We also request all the visitors of this site to inform us if they have any information about any of these executives.

28.01.2015:

Meeting with General Manager (FP):

GS along with FS CHQ met GM (FP) yesterday and discussed the following:

1. JAO to AO promotion:

We once again thanked GM(FP) and his team for completing this work in a very short time after getting the nod from concerned authorities. GM (FP) was also of the opinion that SEA section has done an excellent work. We requested GM (FP) to fill the remaining posts so that left out JAOs can be promnoted. GM (FP) assured us that work will commence soon for conducting DPC for remaining vacancies of AO.

2. CAO (Adhoc) to CAO (Regular) promotion:

We once again requested GM (FP) to consider our proposal for regularization of adhoc CAO against the available vacancies. GM (FP) reassured us that soon necessary action will be taken on this issue.

3. Retention in parent circles - case of JAOs posted outside their circles on promotion as AO:

We also requested GM (FP) to consider requests of these executives for retention/reallotment to parent circles. We also requested early consideration of pending transfer requests in AO and CAO grade. GM(FP) agreed to take necessary action on our request.

28.01.2015:

Acceptance of the Order of the High Court of Bombay in the case of Vodafone India Services Private Limited:

'The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, in a major decision, has decided to accept the order of the High Court of Bombay in the case of Vodafone India Services Private Limited (VISPL) dated 10.10.2014.' Read More

28.01.2015:

CHQ writes to General Manager (FP) regarding filling up existing vacancies in AO grade:

'It is understood that considerable number of vacancies still remain unfilled. It is also learnt that only 46 JAOs of 2006 Batch have been left out after issue of these promotion orders.' Read More

28.01.2015:

CHQ writes to General Manager (FP) regarding filling up existing vacancies in CAO grade on regular basis:

'You had then agreed to examine our request after promotion orders are issued on the basis of already completed CPC. The promotion orders have also been issued on 30.10.2014. More vacancies will have arisen during the past three months.' Read More
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28.01.2015:

Confirmation of data in respect of AGM/DE (T):

BSNL CO has circulated a list of AGM/DE(T), working in BSNL as on 01-01-2015, prepared after entering data of officials promoted in the year 2014 with a view to getting the errors/omissions/discrepancies if any to be corrected. View covering letter   View list

27.01.2015:

Message from the new CMD:

‘I am sure you all will agree with “When Union Management Partnership succeeds, Company succeeds and so are its employees’ satisfaction and progress."’ Read More

27.01.2015:

revised fair usage policy on office service broadband connections:

BSNL CO has revised the fair usage policy on office service broadband connections allowing 512 Kbps beyond 2 GB instead of the previous 256 Kbps. View orders

25.01.2015:

Meeting with Sr. General Manager (Pers):

GS along with CHQ FS met Sr.GM (Pers) yesterday and discussed the following:

1. DPC for promotion from JTO (T) to SDE (T):

GS requested Sr.GM (Pers) for early holding the DPC for promotion from JTO (Telecom) to SDE(Telecom). Sr.GM (Pers) informed us that efforts are being made for holding the DPC for the all the five vacancy years 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14 together. He informed us that APARs have not been received from many circles. VC received earlier has also expired in some cases and fresh VC has been called from the circles. We requested that the process should not be allowed to be delayed and action is required to complete the DPC work in shortest possible time.

2. Restructuring of Hindi Cadres:

We requested Sr. GM (Pers) to take early action in respect of revised pay scale for AD (OL). Sr. GM (Pers) said that DoT has not agreed for revision of pay scale of AD (OL) of BSNL. We informed him that Dept. of Expenditure and later Dept. of Official Language have advised grant of the revised scales to ADOL and equivalent posts existing in their subordinate offices. Sr. GM (Pers) then agreed to examine our request. We also raised the issue of sanction of one additional ADOL post for MP Circle. Sr.GM (Pers) has agreed to consider this issue.

3. Consideration of own request transfers:

We also requested him to consider transfer requests pending in Pers-I and Pers-II sections. Sr.GM (Pers) agreed to take early action.

4.Promotion from DE to DGM (T) grade:

Sr.GM (Pers) informed us that Supreme Court has given its verdict on Rule 206 issue and appropriate action will be taken in respect of DE to DGM promotion after studying the verdict.

5.Seniority lists 6 & 7 of SDE (T):

In respect of implementation of the verdict of Supreme Court in respect of seniority lists 6 and 7, he said that DoT has forwarded the verdict to DoP&T for its comments. Final decision will be taken on the basis of reply by DoP&T/DoT.

25.01.2015:

CHQ writes to Sr. General Manager (Pers) requesting creation of additional ADOL post for Madhya Pradesh Circle:

'MP TC had intimated that instead of five, even according to revised justification, the strength of Rajbasha Adhikari in MP TC should be Six. Hence one additional post is required to be sanctioned for MP TC. But till date no action has been taken by the BSNL CO.' Read More

25.01.2015:

Maharashtra government finger on telecom companies' pulse rate measurements:

"Any transaction in weights and measures comes under the purview of LMD. Telecom companies' transactions are based on measurement of seconds and minutes. We have sent notices to Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, Tata and MTNL, asking them about their measurement mechanism. As per our records none of these operators have come to our department to verify their instruments used for measurement, which is a violation of the LMD Act," said Sanjay Pandey, controller, LMD. Read More

23.01.2015:

Promotion and posting in Accounts officer grade:

BSNL CO has issued clarification in respect of Para 3 of the promotion and posting orders issued on 15.1.2015 and 16.1.2015. View orders

23.01.2015:

Revision of Inspection Quarters rates:

BSNL CO has circulated revised IQ rates to be followed uniformly throughout the country. View orders

22.01.2015:

LDCE FOR PROMOTION TO SDE (T) - CLARIFICATION ON ELIGIBILITY ISSUES:

BSNL CO has further clarified that the period of pre-appointment training before the appointment would be counted towards qualifying service for the purpose of eligibility for appearing in LDCE, even when there is a gap between date of completion of pre-appointment training and date of actual appointment. The gap between date of completion of pre-appointment training and the date of actual appointment in BSNL would continue to be deducted except holiday/Sunday, fallen if any, just before the date of appointment as already clarified vide orders dated 19.1.2015. View orders

22.01.2015:

Integration of Office of SE (Civil) with O/o PCE/CE (Civil) functioning at the same station:

BSNL CO has issued orders updating hierarchy structure after integration Office of SE (Civil) with O/o PCE/CE (Civil) functioning at the same station, with other conditions stipulated in its order dated 16.1.2015 remaining unchanged. View orders

21.01.2015:

Meeting with Addl. GM (Pers):

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

1. DPC for promotion from JTO (T) to SDE (T):

GS discussed the issue with Addl GM(Pers) and requested him for early holding the DPC for promotion from JTO (Telecom) to SDE(Telecom). Addl GM (Pers) informed us that Personnel section is taking permission for holding the DPC for the vacancy years 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14. Addl GM (Pers) also informed us that most of the APARs have been received but still APARs in respect of vacancy years 2012-13 and 2013-14 have not been received from the circles. VC received earlier has also expired and fresh VC has been called from the circles. Addl. GM (Pers) also said that approximately 6000 vacancies are available in which 4500 vacancies pertain to the years 2009-10 to 2011-12. He assured us that efforts will be made to complete the DPC work in shortest possible time and work has already commenced.

2. Restructuring of Hindi Cadres:

We requested Addl. GM (Pers) to take early action in respect of revised pay scale for AD (OL) and creation of AD(OL) posts in different circles. Addl GM (Pers) said that in an earlier letter, DoT had not agreed for revision of pay scale of AD (OL) of BSNL but recently another letter has been received from DoT asking BSNL to take necessary action. Therefore, BSNL is seeking clarification from DoT on their earlier letter. As soon as a reply is received from DoT, necessary action will be taken in both the issues.

3. Consideration of own request transfers:

We also requested him to consider transfer requests pending in Pers-I and Pers-II sections. Addl. GM (Pers) agreed to take early action.

21.01.2015:

CHQ responds to Restructuring branch's proposal on BSNL HR plan:

'The figures provided by the Restructuring branch itself shows that there has been a wide gap between the sanctioned strength and working strength in respect of DEs/SDEs/JTOs. Work load on these executives in the field units has been phenomenally increasing, since there has been huge number of retirements during the recent past and the sections handled by them are given to those in service as additional charge with no limit prescribed for such additional charges. This is already posing challenges for effective and efficient network management and service delivery. Further reduction in the strength of these executives will badly affect the operational efficiency leading to customer dissatisfaction.' Read More

21.01.2015:

e-diary 2015:

For the third consecutive year, we are uploading e-Diary, with due gratitude to Shri Chandagani Naga Sekhar who has designed e-Diary this year also, with many added features. All are requested to download and use the e-Diary. The download link is made permanently available at the bottom of the right column of this site. Download e-Diary 2015

21.01.2015:

DPC for promotion to SDE (T) - furnishing of current VC:

BSNL CO has asked the circles to furnish immediately soft copy of fresh VC for the eligible JTOs in respect of whom the earlier VC has expired. View letter

20.01.2015:

Revised scheme for LICE for promotion to JTO (E) under 20% quota:

BSNL CO has circulated revised scheme for LICE for promotion to JTO (E) under 20% quota. The syllabus remains unchanged. View letter

20.01.2015:

LICE for promotion to Assistant Manager in BSNL CO - Answer Key:

BSNL CO has published the answer key for the LICE for promotion to Assistant Manager in BSNL CO held on 18.1.2015. View Answer Key

19.01.2015:

LDCE FOR PROMOTION TO SDE (T) - CLARIFICATION ON ELIGIBILITY ISSUES:

BSNL CO has clarified that holidays (Saturdays/Sundays/Telecom holiday/Any other holiday enforced either by state or centre) if any after the date of completion of pre appointment training immediately preceding the date of appoiniment alone will be considered for computing training immediately before appointment as qualifying service for the purpose of eligibility for appearing in departmental examinations. View orders

16.01.2015:

Promotion and posting in the grade of Accounts Officer:

BSNL CO has issued two promotion and posting orders in AO grade for 1102 and 450 executives. View orders

16.01.2015:

Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964 — Filing of annual Immovable Property Return:

In view of its OM No. 407/12/2014-AVD-IV(B) dated 13.01.2015 stipulating that the requirement of filing returns regarding assets and liabilities under the Lokpal Act is in addition to, and not in supersession of the requirement of filing similar returns under the existing Conduct Rules, DoP&T has issued orders amending CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964 to align them with the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013. View OM

16.01.2015:

Integration of Office of SE (Civil) with O/o PCE/CE (Civil) functioning at the same station:

BSNL CO has issued orders integrating Office of SE (Civil) with O/o PCE/CE (Civil) functioning at the same station, with immediate effect. View orders

16.01.2015:

JTO to SDE (T) Promotion - the case in Ernakulam CAT dismissed:

Hon'ble CAT, Ernakulam Bench, which had reserved its orders in the case on 14.11.2014, has reportedly dismissed the original application today, removing the hurdle for promotion from JTO (T) to SDE (T) under seniority cum fitness quota.

15.01.2015:

Appointment of Chairman & Managing Director of BSNL:

DoT has issued orders appointing Shri Anupam Shrivastava, the present Director (CM) as CMD, BSNL for a period of five years from the date he assumes charge. View orders

15.01.2015:

Inter-circle transfer of SDE (Telecom):

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

15.01.2015:

Seniority List in respect of Deputy Managers (erstwhile CSS Cadre) of BSNL Corporote Office as on l.l.2015:

BSNL CO has circulated the seniority list in respect of Deputy Managers (erstwhile CSS Cadre) of BSNL Corporote Office as on l.l.2015, calling for error/omission to be pointed out, if any. View letter

14.01.2015:

Revision of IDA w.e.f. 1.1.2015:

BSNL has endorsed the DPE orders revising IDA w.e.f.1.1.2015 to 100.3% View letter

14.01.2015:

Preparatory work for Promotion from JTO(T) to SDE(T) under seniority quoto for vacancies 2009-10 onwards - Furnishing gradation particulars:

BSNL CO has circulated a list of 87 JTOs in respect of whom gradation particulars for the All India Eligibility List circulated earlier are yet to be received. View letter

13.01.2015:

Clarification on filing of property returns in accordance with the existing service rules:

DoP&T has clarified that in addition to filing of assets and liabilities statement under Lokpal and Lokayukta Act, 2013, Public Servants should continue to file Annual Property Return in accordance with the CDA rules applicable to them, till these rules are brought in line with the provisions of Lokpal and Lokayukta Act 2013. View clarification

12.01.2015:

Eligibility of disabled children for family pension after marriage and eligibility for two family pensions - clarifications:

BSNL CO has endorsed the DoP&PW letter dated 16.1.2013 clarifying that disabled children will be eligible for family pension even after getting married and allowing of two family pensions in specific circumstances. View letter

12.01.2015:

Information regarding death cases:

BSNL CO has called for report from all circles the details of BSNL absorbed employees who died while in service since 9.8.2010 till 31.3.2014, to raise claim to the Fund Manager for insurance amount under BSNL Leave Encashment Scheme. View letter

09.01.2015:

Government mulls Swachch Bharat levy on telcos' airwaves usage fees; stocks slump:

'With telcos already reeling under debt of Rs 250,000 crore, telcos including Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India and Idea Cellular among others say that higher spectrum prices will lead to rise in mobile call rates and data usage charges. And experts fear the additional levy will push up costs, and consequently call and data rates further. India has among the world's lowest call and data rates.' Read More

08.01.2015:

Transfer and posting in SDE (Civil) grade:

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

07.01.2015:

Looking Beyond - Land Acquisition Ordinance - Another view:

'But post the Ordinance stamped by the BJP govt. lot of pro-poor, pro-farmer and pro-owner provisions will be absent. These changes are bound to affect over 50% of Indian household who derived its livelihood from farm lands and about 10.9 crore direct stake holders, the rural households in India.' Read More

07.01.2015:

Revision of IDA w.e.f. 1.1.2015:

DPE has issued orders revising IDA to 100.3% w.e.f. 1.1.2015. View orders

07.01.2015:

Modification in posting orders in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued two orders retaining some DEs/AGMs in their present circles till 30.6.2015. View orders

07.01.2015:

Preparatory exercise for All India Eligibility list of JTOs:

BSNL CO has circulated the names of 182 JTOs in respect of whom ACR/VC/Assessment report have not yet been received. View letter

07.01.2015:

Inter-circle transfers of SDE (Telecom):

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

06.01.2015:

Looking Beyond - "Amendments to the Land Acquisition Law – The Real Picture" - Article by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley:

'This 2013 Act (of previous government) had over 50 drafting errors. The provision with regard to the rectification of errors will be used to cure most of them. Some are being cured through this ordinance which alters the earlier mandate of the 2013 law that unused land has to be returned five years after the acquisition. The earlier provision was clearly defective. Creation of smart cities, townships, industrial corridors, business centers, defence projects, cantonments, ports, nuclear installations, building of highways, irrigation projects, dams have a long gestations period. They cannot be completed in five years. If the earlier provision is to be effected, we would be a nation of incomplete projects on account of defective legislative drafting.' Read More

An article contradicting the views of the Finance Minister will be published tomorrow

04.01.2015:

Office bearers of AIBSNLOA BSNL Corporate Office Circle:

CHQ has sent the list of new office bearers of AIBSNLOA BSNL Corporate Office Circle to Sr.GM (SR) requesting extension of facilities. View letter

04.01.2015:

AIBSNLOA's quotation for diary, the lowest:

CGM Chennai Telephones has circulated the price quoted by various associations for supply of Executive Diary for the year 2015. AIBSNLOA's quotation is the lowest and uniform throughout the country. Diary published by AIBSNLOA is second to none in respect of design, quality and matters published. Read More

02.01.2015:

Use public buildings for optical fibre project:

'Department of Telecom: To speed up the national optical fibre network (NOFN) project, DoT has advised officials to use public buildings such as post offices, railway stations and schools in case gram panchayat offices are not available to carry out the work.' Read More

01.01.2015:

Top five telecom trends of 2015:

Here's PwC India's forecast of key trends in telecom sector in the new year... Read More

31.12.2014:

Increase in IDA w.e.f. 1.1.2015:

According to calculations based on All India Consumer Price Index for Industrial workers for September, October and November 2014, IDA is to increase by 2.2% w.e.f. 1.1.2015 from 98.1% to 100.3%

31.12.2014:

Draft HR Plan for BSNL:

BSNL CO has circulated the draft HR Plan for BSNL and has requested unions and associations to give their comments before 2.1.2015. Members and visitors to this site are requested to submit their comments and proposals for modification to gsaibsnloa@gmail.com View letter

30.12.2014:

Reconciliation of inter-se-seniority of some SDE (T) belonging to ST category promoted in the vacancy year 2001-02:

BSNL CO has circulated the updated list containing the gradation particulars of the SDEs (T) belonging to ST category promoted against vacancy year 2001-02 and has requested the circles to verify the gradation details from the official records. Final inter-se-seniority will be determined on receipt of particulars from all circles. View letter

29.12.2014:

LICE for promotin to Deputy Manager grade in BSNL CO:

BSNL CO notified LICE for promotion to DM grade in BSNL CO to be held on 29.3.2015. View letter

29.12.2014:

Preparatory exercise for promotion to SDE (T) grade under 67% quota - schedule for submitting screening committee report and ACR/APAR:

BSNL CO has put up the schedule for furnishing screening committee report and ACR/APAR by the circles. View letter

29.12.2014:

Tenure transfers in DGM (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued transfer orders to DGMs (T) who have competed their tenure and to their susbstitutes. View orders

26.12.2014:

Promotion to DE/AGM grade on regular basis - pending VC and APAR of left out executives:

BSNL CO has circulated the names of executives under zone of consideration but could not be promoted due to want of APAR/VC and has asked the circles/units to furnish the same urgently. View letter

26.12.2014:

Tenure transfers in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued transfer orders to DEs/AGMs who have completed their tenure and to their substitutes. View orders

24.12.2014:

LDCE for promotion to SDE (T) - clarification on eligibility:

BSNL CO, citing DoP&T letter dated 8.3.1983, has clarified that training immediately before appointment would count as qualifying service for the purpose of eligibility for appearing in departmental examiniation. View letter

23.12.2014:

Modified policy for leasing/renting out vacant quarters of BSNL:

BSNL has announced modified policy for leasing/renting out vacant quarters of BSNL to Central Government Departments, CPSUs, State PSUs and their employees and Outside Reputed Private Agency (ORPA). View letter

23.12.2014:

Tenure transfer in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued transfer order to SDE (T) who has completed his tenure and to his substitute. View orders

22.12.2014:

DPE reply regarding 3rd Pay Revision Committee:

AIBSNLOA had written to the Prime Minister on 8.9.2014 requesting constitution of 3rd Pay Revision Committee for executives of CPSEs. View CHQ letter   With reference to PMO ID note dated 14.10.2014, DPE has informed us that the process of constituting 3rd Pay Revision Committee has been initiated. View DPE letter

22.12.2014:

Promotion from JAO to AO grade:

SEA section of BSNL CO had requested the circles/units to furnish compilation of ACR/APAR grading of executives under consideration for promotion to AO grade. The details are reported to have been received from only seven circles. Circle Secretaries are requested to check with their circle administration and ensure early submission of the required details.

19.12.2014:

Government decides to pay 8.75% interest on PF for 2014-15:

Over five crore subscribers of the EPFO will get 8.75 per cent interest this fiscal on their provident fund deposits - the same rate as the previous year. "Finance Ministry has ratified the decision of the EPFO's Central Board of Trustees (CBT) to retain 8.75 per cent rate of interest for the current fiscal," said a source. The rate was same in the previous year, 2013-14, when it was raised from 8.5 per cent in the 2012-13 fiscal.(PTI)

19.12.2014:

Alteration of date of birth of a Government Servant — reiteration of the instructions:

'Rule 56 of Fundamental Rules states that except as otherwise provided in the rule, every Government servant will retire from service on the afternoon of the last day of the month in which he attains the age of sixty years. Provided that a Government servant whose date of birth is the first of a month shall retire from service on the afternoon of the last day of the preceding month on attaining the age of sixty years.' Read More

18.12.2014:

AIBSNLOA CHENNAI TELEPHONES CIRCLE ADHOC BODY FORMED:

Consequent to some of the circle office-bearers including circle secretary leaving the organisation, General Secretary, AIBSNLOA CHQ has appointed an adhoc body of AIBSNLOA Chennai Telephones Circle, with Com.P.RAMACHANDRAN, AO as Circle President, Com.M.VIJAYAKUMAR, SDE as Circle Secretary and Com.V.ANBARASAN, SDE as Circle Finance Secretary. CGM Chennai Telephones has been duly intimated regarding formation of adhoc body. The new circle body has earnestly started working and has launched the new website http://www.aibsnloachennai.in. The site can be accessed in the 'Circle Sites' link above also. View letter to CGM

18.12.2014:

Meeting with General Manager (Admin):

GS, CHQ FS and OS of BSNL CO Circle met GM (A) and discussed the following:

1. Purchase of Executive Diary for supply to Executives of BSNL CO:

We enquired about delay in taking a decision for supply of Diary 2015. GM (A) informed us that a committee has been formed and the committee will decide in respect of purchase of Diary, since this year all the associations have given quotations for supply of Diary.

2.Revision in rate of Mobile Phone:

We requested GM (A) to take up the matter for revision of rates of mobile phones for executives below JAG level, as the present rates were decided in 2007 and since then no revision has taken place, while rates for JAG and above have already been revised last year. We told GM (A) that even a low-priced smart phone cannot be purchased with the present rates. GM (A) agreed with our proposal and assured us that he will take up the matter with BSNL Management and requested us to submit our proposal.

3. Payment of Bills to MTNL in respect of RSTC provided by it:

We requested to take an early decision in respect of payment of bills to MTNL for RSTCs and to finalise the modalities because MTNL disconnects RSTCs, under DNP, of BSNL employees without issuing any notice. GM (A) informed that a memo in this respect is pending with Management Committee of BSNL Board for approval. As and when it is approved necessary direction will be issued by the BSNL CO. We requested an early decision in this regard.

18.12.2014:

Meeting with General Manager (Rectt):

GS and CHQ FS met GM (Rect) and discussed about the reported efforts by BSNL for recruitment of Management Trainees. We requested GM(Rect) to fill up the entire MT vacancies from among the internal candidates only and drop the proposal for recruitment from outside, as it will have the advantages of boosting the morale of the talented executives and thereby increase productivity, the set of skills that an executive acquires on the job through training and experience increases the executive’s value for the company, retention rate of qualified executives will improve as they will see a career opportunity within the organization, going for internal selection is cost effective compared to external recruitment, the process of outside recruitment comprising conduct of examination, declaring the results, verifying the credentials of successful candidates, imparting training and actual appointment is very lengthy, defeating the purpose of immediate expertise requirement and time to contribution is also faster for existing executives taking new responsibilities, since familiarity with policies, system and work enable them to become productive more quickly, compared to outsiders. But GM (Rect) did not agree with us and told us that recruitment will be done both for internal and external categories and he hoped that under external category also large number of executives of BSNL may qualify. GM (Rect) also requested that there should not be any efforts to stop the examination because BSNL is in urgent need of sales and marketing skills. However we have requested him to re-examine the issue.

18.12.2014:

Meeting with Executive director (CN):

Subsequently GS along with CHQ FS, Com.D P S Chawla CWC member of BSNL CO Circle and Com.Kamal Batra Executive Memebr of BSNL CO Circle met ED(CN) and discussed:

1.Proposed Recruitment of MT by BSNL:

We reiterated our stand on this issue with all the above arguments and requested ED(CN) to fill up the entire MT vacancies from among the internal candidates only and stop the proposal to recruit from outside. ED(CN) informed us that the proposal of recruitment of Management Trainee has already been approved by the Management Committee of BSNL Board and soon examine will be held and it will not be appropriate to comment on this now. He was expressed hope that under large number of executives may qualify under external category. However, we once again requested him to fill up the entire MT vacancies from among the internal candidates only.

2. Approval of E2 and E3 scales for JTO/JAO and SDE/AO respectively:

ED(CN) said that in view of recent cabinet approval for pension to MTNL employees at par with BSNL employees, MTNL pay scales will be brought at par with those of BSNL employees in the next pay revision due from 2017 and hence fresh discussions will be held with DoT.

3.Policy on Cadre Hierarchy : ED (CN) informed us that proposal of BSNL has already been circulated and associations can submit their views on it or cansubmit their own proposals.

17.12.2014:

Special offers during the festival season under mobile services:

BSNL has announced special offers on the occasion of Christmas Day and New year, under mobile services. View offer

16.12.2014:

Regular promotion to the grade of DE/AGM:

BSNL CO has issued three separate orders promoting executives to DE/AGM grade on regular basis. View orders

16.12.2014:

Modification in posting orders of regular promotion to DE/AGM grade:

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

15.12.2014:

Payment of honorarium to the part-time serving Inquiry Officers and Presenting Officers appointed by BSNL/DoT:

BSNL CO has circulated the quantum of honorarium to the part-time serving Inquiry Officers and Presenting Officers appointed by BSNL/DoT. View orders

15.12.2014:

Implementation of ‘Speed Restoration Plans’ under unlimited BB plans on FTTH:

BSNL has circulated the decision of the competent authority “to launch speed restoration add-on plans for unlimited FUP Broadband plans on FTTH also, in line with ADSL BB plans.” View orders

15.12.2014:

Introduction of 50 MB free data scheme under prepaid mobile services:

BSNL CO has clarified that the free 50 MB data should be consumed within 7 days (instead of within 30 days as previously notified). View letter

15.12.2014:

Compassionate ground appointments - clarifications on change of procedure:

BSNL CO has clarified the doubts regarding change of procedure in compassionate ground appointment. View clarifications

11.12.2014:

Modification in posting orders in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders retaining one executive in his parent circle upto 31.5.2015. View orders

10.12.2014:

Meeting with Sr.GM (Pers):

GS and FS met Sr.GM today and discussed the following:

1.Revision of posting orders and issue of transfer orders:

We again requested Sr.GM (Pers) to consider a pending request for revision in posting orders in SDE (T) grade. We also requested him to consider request transfer of Executives of DGM, AGM and DM grades in BSNL CO. BSNL has agreed to examine the requests.

2. Recruitment of MT:

We have explained our stand reiterated in our letter requesting to utilise the skills and expertise within BSNL instead of going for outside recruitment. When we enquired about the BSNL HR Plan DoT is reported to be insisting, he said that he did not have any knowledge about it but opined that in any organisation HR policy has to change in accordance with the time and situation.

3. Promotion to DGM (T) grade:

We requested him to issue promotion orders subject to the final outcome of the court case. Sr.GM (Pers) agreed that orders can be issued after receipt of fresh VC.

10.12.2014:

Provisional Seniority/Gradation List in the Grade of Assistant Accounts Officers/Junior Accounts Officers in BSNL as on 02.12.2014:

BSNL CO has circulated the provisional Seniority/Gradation List in the Grade of Assistant Accounts Officers/Junior Accounts Officers in BSNL as on 02.12.2014. View list

10.12.2014:

LDCE for promotion to SDE (T) to be held on 15.2.2015 - syllabus, scheme and minimum pass marks:

BSNL CO has circulated the syllabus, scheme and minimum pass marks in respect of LDCE for promotion to SDE (T) to be held on 15.2.2015. View letter

10.12.2014:

LDCE for promotion to SDE (T) to be held on 15.2.2015 - schedule of actitivies:

BSNL CO has circulated the schedule of activities of LDCE for promotion to SDE (T) to be held on 15.2.2015. View schedule

10.12.2014:

Cancellation of duplicate staff numbers of officers in SDE (T) seniority list:

BSNL CO has circulated names of officers in SDE (T) seniority list who have duplicate staff numbers, initiating action for cancellation of duplicate staff numbers. View list

08.12.2014:

CHQ writes to CMD requesting diversion of MT quota posts to seniority quota in Accounts & Finance stream:

'We therefore request you to kindly convince the other Board members, including the DoT representative, about the urgent need for diversion of the MT quota posts to seniority quota in Accounts & Finance stream as has been done in Telecom Operations stream, so that the Board approval is accorded, when the Board is scheduled to meet tomorrow to deliberate on this issue.' Read More

08.12.2014:

Modification in posting orders in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders retaining one executive in his parent circle upto 31.5.2015. View orders

06.12.2014:

Meeting with GM (Establishment):

GS along with FS CHQ and Com.DPS Chawla CWC Member met GM (Establishment) yesterday and discussed the following issues:

(1) Recruitment of MT (External):

We requested GM (Estt) to drop the plan for recruitment of MT(External) as we believe that BSNL is already having a good number of skilled and qualified executives who can take care of sales and marketing effectively. We said that BSNL can give an opportunity to its own executives. GM (Estt) did not agree with our view and said that BSNL will be recruiting MT(External) as well as MT(Internal) in 50:50 ratio. He hoped that atleast half of the total posts of MT (External) will be taken by the BSNL executives, who are eligible to appear for MT(External) also. On our proposal to have time bound functional promotions upto SG JAG level as was assured at the time of absorption, he said that in that case executives in JTO and SDE grade will be less and those in DE and DGM grade will be more resulting in reverse pyramid in organisational hierarchy which will not be a desired proposition. We told him that had recruitment of JTOs/JAOs been done regulary every year the situation would have been different. We also said that holding LICE/LDCE also on regular basis will result in the executives getting their promotion much early, avoiding suffocation without promotion. GM (Estt) agreed with us and said that the Management also favoured the same but holding examinations is mostly delayed by court cases. However he assured us that in future the Management will make all efforts that both internal and external recruitment are done on regular basis, every year.

(2) Amendments to JTO RR:

We expressed concern that amendments proposed in JTO RR have not yet been implemented even after eleven months. GM (Estt) informed us that in the next meeting he will try to get the approval of BSNL Board because this is also part of BSNL HR Plan.

(3) Approval of E2 and E3 scales for JTO/JAO and SDE/AO respectively:

GM (Estt) said that in view of recent cabinet approval for pension to MTNL employees at par with BSNL employees, MTNL pay scales will be brought at par with those of BSNL employees in the next pay revision due from 2017 and hence fresh discussions will be held with DoT. But he did not reveal what BSNL intends to discuss.

05.12.2014:

Inter-se-seniority of direct recruits and promotees - clarification:

BSNL CO has reiterated guidelines issued by DoP&T on 4.3.2014 in purusance of Hon'ble Supreme Court judgment on 27.11.2012. View letter

05.12.2014:

Amendment to CCS (Conduct) Rules 1964:

DoP&T has notified CCS (Conduct) (Third Amendment) Rules, 2014, adding clauses iv to xxi after clause iii under Rule 3 Sub Rule (1). View notification

04.12.2014:

BSNL Transfer policy corrected upto 24.11.2014:

BSNL CO has circulated the BSNL Transfer policy corrected upto 24.11.2014. View letter

04.12.2014:

Pending court cases pertaining to Recruitment Branch, BSNL CO:

BSNL CO has circulated the list of Pending court cases pertaining to its Recruitment Branch. View letter

04.12.2014:

Payment of Death Gratuity to a minor:

DoP&PW has modified its earlier orders and has decided that the payment of death gratuity in respect of a minor to the extent of 20% or Rs.1.S0 lakh, whichever is less may be paid to his/her guardian, in the absence of natural guardian, without the production of a formal guardianship certificate but subject to the production of an indemnity bond with suitable sureties. View orders

03.12.2014:

CHQ writes to CMD regarding BSNL'S reported plan of recruiting Management Trainees:

'If the aim of going for outside recruitment is the need for sales and marketing skills, we unequivocally proclaim that the necessary expertise and skills are readily available within our strength of working executives. The Management does not have any data at present on the number of executives who have the specialization in marketing and sales skills and those who have natural talent in effective marketing and sales management irrespective of qualification, but it is not difficult to collect this data in a short span of time.' Read More

03.12.2014:

Declaring all areas falling under Bihar and Jharkhan Circles as soft tenure areas:

BSNL CO has declared all areas falling under Bihar and Jharkhan Circles as soft tenure areas. View orders

03.12.2014:

Transfer and Posting / Retention in AO / Sr.AO grade:

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

03.12.2014:

Transfer and Posting in DGM (F) grade:

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

02.12.2014:

Looking Beyond - Why the Chhattisgarh sterilisation tragedy may happen again:

'In January this year, Dr R K Gupta was honoured by the Government of Chhattisgarh for performing 50,000 laparoscopic tubectomies. 10 months later, he was arrested under charges of causing death by negligence in the same procedure he was once lauded for. On 10 November, Gupta defied government medical protocol and conducted 83 laparoscopic tubectomies in just five hours in a mass sterilisation camp organised by the Government of Chhattisgarh. This fateful stint left 13 women dead and many others battling for their lives. Two weeks since the tragedy, during which the people saw the usual blame game playing out between the Government of Chattisgarh, the practitioner and the pharmaceutical company supplying the medicines, a drug sample report has confirmed that the medicines given to the victims did indeed contain poisonous substances, zinc phosphide or rat poison being one among them. Clearly, there is a much larger issue concerning the health industry in India, that has been brought to the fore one more time and which remains largely unaddressed despite various concerns raised earlier. Read More

02.12.2014:

Introduction of 50 MB free data scheme under prepaid mobile services:

50 MB free Data (to be consumed within 30 days) will be given with all Plan vouchers. Free data will be given for all types of usage of plan vouchers i.e., for new Connection, validity extension and migration. Free 50 MB data (to be consumed within 30 days) will be given as gift to all the customers recharging Rs.100, Rs.200 Top-Up. Above free data will be given for every recharge of Rs.100/200 top-Up. The above tariff will be implemented with effect from 06.12.2014. Read More

01.12.2014:

Transfer and Posting in EE (Civil) grade:

BSNL has issued orders of transfer and postings in EE (Civil) grade. View orders

01.12.2014:

Method of pay fixation in IDA pay scale in respect of absorbed officials of BSNL who were promoted after 1.10.2000 and opted for IDA pay scales from the date of their promotion:

DoT has further sought the following information: “How was the pension of the absorbed employees, who opted for CDA pay scale and who retired from BSNL without any further promotion regulated on retirement? Was he allowed pension based on CDA pay scale or IDA pay scale? How his Dearness Relief who have never retired was regulated – whether under CDA rates or IDA rate?” View letter

28.11.2014:

Leave Travel Concession - Relaxation to travel by private airline for journey to J&K:

DoP&T has relaxed the rules further providing travel by private airlines to J&K on LTC. Officers entitled to travel by air may also travel by private airlines from their headquarters; Officers not entitled to travel by air will be permitted to travel by private airlines between Delhi / Amritsar and any place in J&K. View O.M.

27.11.2014:

Meeting with GM (Restructuring):

GS along with Com. D P S Chawla CWC Member, Com. Dinesh Kumar ACS and Com. Kamal Batra Executive Member of BSNL CO Circle met GM (Restg) today and discussed about the BSNL's proposal on CPSU cadre hierarchy and MT recruitment by BSNL. GM (Restg) told us that proposal of BSNL in respect of CPSU cadre hierarchy has already been circulated but simultaneously maintained that no uniform cadre hierarchy is followed by the PSUs. Even DPE has not issued any guidelines on CPSU cadre hierarchy. However every PSU has evolved its own cadre hierarchy. She explained about the promotion policy of BHEL and NTPC. We told GM (Restg) that at the time of absorption, BSNL had offered a promotion policy where time bound promotion was assured upto the level of SG JAG but BSNL management has not stood by the assurance. We wanted time bound functional promotions to be given as assured at the time of absorption. GM (restg) opined that linking the present financial up-gradation with post required some more stringent conditions in respect of performance. We told GM (Restg) that we will discuss with our memebers and submit our detailed views. We also asked GM (Restg) as to why BSNL wants to recruit management trainee from out side when talent is available within BSNL itself and when BSNL is ready to implement EPP in revised form. GM (Restg) explained that BSNL wants to recruit some young graduates with sales and marketing skills because presently there is paucity of sales and marketing expertise at this level. However GM (Restg) told us that recruitment is not coming under her domain and it will be better to discuss this issue with GM (Pers). We told GM (Restg) that we will discuss this issue with GM (Pers) but we want that before for going external recruitment it is better to search for talent within BSNL as we believe that we can get better talented people within BSNL. We requested GM (Restg) to hold up external recruitment of MT and explore the possibilities of selecting competent people from within BSNL. Meeting was held in a very cordial atmosphere and GM (restg) appreciated our views.

27.11.2014:

BSNL offers innovative VAS (MSecure & My Moments):

BSNL offers another VAS, MSecure & My Moments for its subscribers in the country in association with M/s Beyond Evolution Tech. Solutions Pvt. Ltd. View Press Release

27.11.2014:

Transfer and posting in CAO grade:

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

27.11.2014:

Display of answer keys for JTO SRD examination held on 23.11.2014:

BSNL CO has circulated theanswer keys for JTO SRD examination held on 23.11.2014, along with a corrigendum. View circular

27.11.2014:

Tenure transfers in DE/AGM grade:

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

26.11.2014:

Meeting with GM (FP):

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

(1) CAO (Adhoc) to CAO (Regular) Promotion:

We conveyed our thanks for issue promotion orders from CAO (Adhoc) to CAO(Regular) for 30 left out cases . We also drew attention of GM (FP) towards our letter dated 11.11.2014 and handed over a copy of the letter again requesting regularizing the remaining CAO (Adhoc), who could not get the promotion since the present DPC was conducted to fill up vacancies upto January 2014 but now more vacancies are available and more promotion on regular basis may be ordered. We explained that now only a few CAO (Adhoc) are waiting for their regularization and this can easily be done by SEA section if it agrees to fill up all the existing CAO vacancies. After some discussion GM(FP) appeared convinced and assured us that he will speak to DGM (FP) and take necessary action to fill up remaining existing vacancies by regularizing the CAO (Adhoc).

(2) JAO to AO Promotion:

GM (FP) informed us that after the comments from CLO, necessary action has been taken and work for filling up all the existing vacancies of AO has commenced and that order may be issued at the earliest, if there are no more hurdles.

(3) AO to CAO(Adhoc) promotion:

GM (FP) informed us that VC has been called for and after receiving VC, DPC work will be started.

(4) Transfer Requests:

GM (FP) informed us that some of the requests have been considered and soon the transfer orders in AO and CAO cadre will be issued.

26.11.2014:

Promotion and posting in CAO (Regular) grade:

BSNL CO has issued promotion and posting orders in the grade of CAO on regular basis. View orders

26.11.2014:

Transfer and Posting in SDE (E) grade:

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

25.11.2014:

Thanks to the Management for Modification in posting orders in DE/AGM grade in respect of Tamilnadu Circle and Chennai Telephones:

Right from the day DE Regular promotion orders were issued on 28.4.2014, AIBSNLOA took up the issue of Executives belonging to Tamilnadu Circle, Chennai Telephones and Karnataka Circle posted outside their circles in large scale inspite of availablity of vacancies in these circles. We repeatedly took up the issue with Sr.GM Pers and CMD, justifying our request with facts and figures. We even met and sought help from Director (CM) and Director (CFA). We met Addl.GM (Pers) almost on daily basis. We did not seek favour. We only insisted that atleast 50% of vacancies available can be used to retain these executives purely on seniority and consideration for ladies. Our Circle Secretaries of Chennai Telephones and Tamilnadu Circle worked relentlessly to get support from the CGMs whenever required. Our sincere and continuous efforts did not go in vain. Orders have been issued retaining 17 executives and retaining another 18 executives upto 31.5.2015, although our request for utilising 50% available posts was not considered. In respect of Karnataka Circle, nothing could be done since the CGM had not sent any list with his recommendation. We are happy that real persistence has paid. We are extremely thankful to CMD, Director (CM), Director (CFA), Sr.GM (Pers), Addl. GM (Pers) and particularly CGM Chennai Telephones and CGMT Tamilnadu Circle. Just have a look at 'What we did'

25.11.2014:

Modification in posting orders in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders retaining 17 Executives belonging to Chennai Telephones and Tamilnadu circle in their parent circles, based on seniority. 18 other Executives of Chennai Telephones/Tamilnadu Circle/STR have been retained upto 31.5.2015. View orders

25.11.2014:

Modification in posting orders in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders retaining three executives in their parent circles temporarily. View orders

25.11.2014:

Promotion to DGM (T) grade on regular basis:

BSNL CO has issued orders promoting 27 Executives to DGM (T) grade on regular basis. View orders

25.11.2014:

Amendment to BSNL Employees Transfer Policy:

BSNL CO has amended BSNL Employees Transfer Policy, exempting persons with disabilities from rotation transfer / transfer. It has also exempted employees having disabled child from rotation transfer / transfer. View orders

25.11.2014:

Preparatory excercise for JTO All India Eligibility list for seniority quota vacancies of 2009-10 onwards - Non-receipt of ACRs:

BSNL CO has circulated the names of 248 JTOs whose ACRs and assessment reports have not been received from the circles. View letter

25.11.2014:

Diversion of JTO / SDE posts from territorial circles to IT Project circle:

BSNL CO has ordered diversion of 212 SDE posts and 162 JTO posts from various territorial circles to various ITPC locations. View orders

25.11.2014:

Tenure transfers in DGM (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued transfer orders to DGMs (T) who have completed their tenure and to their substitutes. View orders

25.11.2014:

Reliance Communications, Tata Teleservices top net losers of subscribers under MNP:

'RCom net loss of subscribers stood over 78 lakhs as on October 30, 2014, Tata Teleservices 53 lakhs and Aircel over 36 lakh net subscribers-- which is more than that of BSNL and MTNL. BSNL net loss of subscribers was over 22 lakh and MTNL lost over 2.7 lakh customers. MTNL , however, lost about 4 times more number of customers than it gained. Only four operators have gained subscribers through MNP-- Idea, Airtel, Vodafone and RCom subsidiary Reliance Telecom.' Read More

24.11.2014:

Modification in posting orders in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders retaining two executives in their parent circles temporarily. View orders

21.11.2014:

Direct Recruitment of JAO through open competitive examination:

BSNL has notified recruitment of 962 Junior Accounts Officers through open competitive examination to be held on 22.2.2015. View details

21.11.2014:

Corrigendum to notification of LDCE for promotion to SDE (T):

BSNL CO has issued a corrigendum in respect of list of topics under "IT" subject of Paper-II. View letter

20.11.2014:

D.O. letter from Director (Consumer Mobility) BSNL:

'I am sure that you are well aware and can also make each employee working in the circle also aware of the fact that 3d PRC which falls due from 2017 will only help our employees get any revision if we show profitability right from 2014-15 to 2016-I7 continuously. This will only be possible if we all put in our best effofts from top to the bottom so that we register handsome profitability all these years.' Read More

19.11.2014:

Revision of pulse duration of calls from BSNL Landline/WLL (Fixed)/CDMA (Fixed):

BSNL CO has circulated revised pulse duration of calls from BSNL Landline / WLL (Fixed)/CDMA (Fixed) on PAN India basis for all Tariff Plans effective from 1.1.2015. View circular

19.11.2014:

Procedure for grant of permission to the pensioners for commercial employment after retirement — revision of Form 25:

DoP&T has revised Form 25 incorporating the conditions prescribed in clauses (b) to (f) of sub-Rule 3 of Rule 10 of CCS (Pension) Rules 1972. View O.M.

17.11.2014:

Posting of Government employees who have differently abled dependents:

'Considering the fact that the autism spectrum disorder child requires constant caregiver support and it would be imperative for the Government employees to take care of their autism spectrum disorder child on continuous basis, it has been decided to include 'Autism' in the term 'disabled', as defined in Para 3 of the above-mentioned O.M. dated 06.06.2014.' Read More

17.11.2014:

Inclusion of eligible officers who are due to retire before the likely date of vacancies, in the panel for promotion:

'There is no specific bar in the aforesaid Office Memorandum dated April 10, 1989 or any other related instructions of the Department of Personnel and Training for consideration of retired employees, while preparing year-wise panel(s), who were within the zone of consideration in the relevant year(s).' Read More

17.11.2014:

Review of the provisions of CCS (Joining Time) Rules 1979:

DoP&T has proposed to amend some of the Rules and Sub-rules under CCS (Joining Time) Rules 1979. View letter

17.11.2014:

Purchase of diaries:

BSNL CO has approved supply of diaries to all the staff of BSNL (Executives and Non-executives) for the year 2015. View letter

17.11.2014:

Modification in posting orders of DE/AGM Regular:

BSNL CO has modified orders in respect of two executives promoted and posted as DE/AGM on regular basis. View orders

17.11.2014:

Transfer of SDEs (T) to ITPC:

BSNL CO has issued transfer orders for 17 SDEs to ITPC Pune/Hyderabad. View orders

17.11.2014:

Inter-circle transfer in SDE (T) grade:

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

14.11.2014:

Meeting with Addl. GM (Pers):

GS met Addl. GM (Pers) today and enquired whether there was any progress in revision of posting orders in DE/AGM Regular grade. Addl.GM (Pers) said that a few cases among those recommended by CGM Chennai Telephones purely based on seniority are being considered. He also said that no recommendations based on seniority have been received from CGMs Tamilnadu Circle and Karnataka Circle. GS also requested early issue of promotion orders to DGM (T) on adhoc basis. Addl.GM (Pers) informed us that the outcome of the '206' case in Supreme Court on 26th November 2014 is being awaited. We have requested that, in case there is further adjournment, promotion orders should be issued immediately, subject to the final outcome of the case, without waiting further.

14.11.2014:

JTO (T) to SDE (T) promotion - Judgment reserved in the seniority case in CAT Ernakulam:

Arguments in the case have been concluded today and judgment has been reserved.

14.11.2014:

Debt management: DoT may offer Rs 11,000 crore loan to address BSNL’s concerns:

'"There is no decision yet, but a possible option to deal with MTNL's dues in the run-up to any potential merger into BSNL is a sizeable long-tenure soft loan at 1-1.5% to the post-merger entity," a top government official aware of the matter told ET. He said such a soft loan would roughly be equivalent to MTNL's outstanding debt at the point of merger with BSNL.' Read More

13.11.2014:

CHQ again writes to CMD regarding approving E2 and E3 scales for JTOs/equivalent cadres and SDEs/equivalent cadres respectively without further delay:

'There are reports about the Third Pay Revision Committee being constituted by the Government as the next pay revision will become due in just two more years w.e.f. 1.1.2017 from now. If the standard pay scales of E2 and E3 are not granted to the JTOs and SDEs respectively before III PRC starts its work, these cadres will be denied the justified scales in the next pay revision too.' Read More

13.11.2014:

CHQ writes to GM (FP) regarding Promotion to CAO on regular basis - Filling up the vacancies available on date:

'Since the APARs and VCs of more number of executives are already available, we request you to kindly cause initiation of CPC proceedings so that these executives can be promoted against the vacancies that have arisen upto October 2014.' Read More

13.11.2014:

LDCE for promotion to SDE (T) notified:

BSNL CO has notified LDCE for promotion to SDE (T) grade to be held on 15.2.2015. View letter

13.11.2014:

Preparatory work for promotion to SDE (T) under seniority quota - furnishing of current vigilance status:

According to a BSNL CO communication today, the current vigilance status has not been received yet from ALTTC, BBNW, BH, BRBRAITT, DTD, ETP, GUJ, HP, HAR, IN, JKD, KRL, MH, NCES, NE-I, NETF, NTP,NTR, RAJ, STP, STR, WTP and WTR Telecom circles.

13.11.2014:

Method of pay fixation in IDA pay scale in respect of absorbed officials of BSNL who were promoted after 1.10.2000 and opted for IDA pay scales from the date of their promotion:

DoT has sought for some information on the subject to decide the mechanism of pay fixation. View letter

13.11.2014:

Revision in posting orders on promotion to DE/AGM grade on regular basis:

BSNL CO has revised the orders in respect of one executive, retaining her in the parent circle. View orders

12.11.2014:

Meeting to discuss Management's proposal for conducting online examination:

As scheduled the meeting was held yesterday afternoon. AIBSNLOA was represented by GS and Com.V.Gurumoorthy, FS. We raised the following issues, which have been agreed to be examined:1. Whether the proposal to engage Examination Agencies will be cost effective as compared to the present system? 2. As the process of empanelment and calling of bids will be lengthy, the period of empanelment may be 4 or 5 years instead of the proposed 2 years. 3. Syllabus for all examinations should spell out all the subjects covered in detail so that setting up of question bank will be without hassles like out of syllabus questions. 4. Model question papers should be made available for all the examinations sufficiently in advance. 5. Most importantly, a calendar of examination should be drawn up every year and the examination schedules should be strictly adhered to. Otherwise seniority issues will continue to increase resulting in numerous court cases.

12.11.2014:

Cabinet approval for hiving off BSNL mobile towers business still hanging fire:

Cabinet approval for hiving off BSNL's mobile towers into a wholly owned subsidiary is hanging fire as the government is undecided on the standalone business potential of the 65,000-strong tower network. (ET)

11.11.2014:

CCS (CCA) (Second Amendment) Rules 2014:

DoP&T has notified CCS (CCA) (Second Amendment) Rules 2014, providing to the Government Servant an opportunity of representing against the advice of the Commission, wherever such consultation with the Commission is necessary. View notification

11.11.2014:

Revised tentative time schedule for membership verification of BSNL executives associations:

BSNL CO has circulated revised tentative time schedule for membership verification of BSNL executives associations, subject to the outcome of the court case. View letter

11.11.2014:

Benefit of past service to TTAs for pay fixation in JTO grade - clarification:

BSNL CO has clarified that para 4 of its orders dated 23.6.2010 will be applicable to internal officials selected against DR JTO quota of 2007 and 2008 batches also, provided they had applied through proper channel. View clarification

11.11.2014:

Regular promotion to DGM (F) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders promoting 4 executives as DGM (F) on regular basis. View orders

11.11.2014:

Corrigendum to regular promotion to DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued a corrigendum to its orders dated 20.8.2014 on regular promotion to DE/AGM grade. View orders

10.11.2014:

Retention in parent circle on promotion as DE Regular:

BSNL CO has issued orders retaining five executives in their parent circles upto 31.3.2015. View orders

10.11.2014:

Modification in posting orders of DE Regular promotion:

BSNL CO has issued modification to the circle of posting in respect of two executives. View orders

07.11.2014:

Tenure transfer in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued transfer orders to one SDE (T) who has completed his tenure and to his substitute. View orders

07.11.2014:

Modification in allocation of zone on promotion from JTO (c) to SDE (C) and transfer and posting in the grade of SDE (C):

BSNL CO has issued orders modifying allocation of zone on promotion from JTO (c) to SDE (C) and orders of transfer and posting in the grade of SDE (C). View orders

05.11.2014:

Promotion of AOs/Sr.AOs to the grade of STS (CAO/AGM) on ad-hoc basis - calling of APAR:

BSNL CO has circulated a list of 345 AOs/Sr.AOs eligible for promotion to CAO grade on adhoc basis and has called for their APARs for the period from 1.4.2009 to 31.3.2014. View letter

05.11.2014:

Promotion and posting from JTO to SDE (T) grade under 33% competitive quota:

BSNL CO has issued promotion and posting order to SDE (T) grade on the basis of LDCE held on 4.3.2012 for one JTO. View orders

05.11.2014:

Regular promotion to DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued promotion and posting in DE/AGM grade on regular basis for one executive notionally w.e.f. 20.8.2014. View orders

05.11.2014:

Tenure transfers in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued transfer orders to DEs/AGMs who have completed their tenure and to their substitutes. View orders

03.11.2014:

Proposal for switching over to on-line Examination in BSNL:

BSNL CO has circulated a consultation note on the subject and has called for the views/feedbacks of unions and associations before 14.11.2014, when a meeting will be held to have prelimiary consultations with the representatives of unions and associations. All are requested to send their views on the subject to gsaibsnloa@gmail.com View letter

03.11.2014:

Revision in posting orders of DE Regular:

BSNL CO has issued revised posting orders on promotion to DE/AGM regular for 8 Executives. View orders

03.11.2014:

Inclusion of Aadhaar (Unique Identification) number in Service Book of Government servants:

DoP&T has issued a OM stating that it has been decided to include the respective Aadhaar numbers also of all Government servants in their Service Books. View O.M.

03.11.2014:

Centre to bring in private companies to speed up Rs 20.1k crore National Optic Fibre Network project:

'The telecom commission's recommendation of involving the private sector came after telecom secretary Rakesh Garg's recent call for greater coordination between the BSNL and BBNL failed to speed up NOFN roll-out. BSNL had recently complained that expenses incurred by it for deploying manpower, assets and storage space for the NOFN project had not been provisioned by BBNL.' Read More

03.11.2014:

DoT asks telecom companies to collect 'Aadhaar' number for issuing new SIMs:

'Department of Telecom (DoT) has asked all mobile operators to collect 'Aadhaar' number along with customer application form for issuing new connections and store the unique identification number in their database.' Read More

31.10.2014:

AIBSNLOA publishes BSNL Executive Diary - 2015:

AIBSNLOA is publishing BSNL Executives' Diary 2015. Circle / District Secretaries are requested to download the quotation and submit to the respective administration and get purchase orders at the earliest so that the diaries could be supplied in time. Download the quotation

31.10.2014:

Revision in posting orders of DE Regular:

BSNL CO has issued revised posting orders on promotion to DE/AGM regular for 4 Executives. View orders

31.10.2014:

Transfer and posting of Executive in Telecom Finance:

BSNL CO has issued transfer and posting orders for three executives in Telecom Finance for ERP work. View orders

30.10.2014:

Rating of numerical grading in APAR between 0 & 4 as benchmarks for DPC:

BSNL Management Committee has decided that "Below Average" grading will be equivalent to APAR graded between 0 and less than 2 and will be taken as numerical score of 1 and that "Average" grading will be equivalent to APAR graded between 2 and less than 4 and will be taken as numerical score of 3. View letter

30.10.2014:

Regular promotion to SDE (Civil) grade under seniority cum fitness quota:

BSNL CO has called for ACR/APAR in respect of four executives under consideration for regular promotion to SDE (Civil) grade under seniority cum fitness quota. View letter

30.10.2014:

Celebration of Rashtriya Ekta Diwas (National Unity Day) on 31.10.2014:

Government has decided to observe the birth anniversary of Late Sardar Vallabhai Patel as Rashtriya Ekta Diwas on 31.10.2014 and has directed organising a pledge taking ceremony on the day by the Heads of offices and concluding the event by collective singing of National Anthem. View letter

30.10.2014:

Regular promotion in CAO grade:

BSNL CO has issued regular promotion orders in CAO grade. View orders

29.10.2014:

Meeting with GM (FP):

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

1. Promotion from CAO (Adhoc) to CAO (Regular):

GM (FP) informed us that DPC work is over and the file has been submitted to Director (HR). We requested him that all the Executives found eligible should be promoted by utilising the vacancies that have arisen upto October 2014, without the need for going for another DPC. GM (FP) informed us that he will examine our request after the file is received back and promotion orders are issued, which is likely to happen tomorrow.

2. Promotion to CAO (Adhoc):

GM (FP) informed us that work for filling up 238 vacancies will commence after issue of promotion orders to CAO (Regular). We felt that there should be more number of vacancies and requested GM (FP) to order re-assessment of vacancies.

3. Promotion from JAO to AO:

GM (FP) informed us that the matter is with the SCT Cell with a fresh note on the issue. Further action will be taken based on the comments by the CLO.

29.10.2014:

Meeting with Sr.GM (Pers) and Addl.GM (Pers):

GS met Sr.GM (Pers) and Addl.GM (Pers) today and continued his efforts for getting revised posting orders in DE/AGM (Regular) grade in respect of seniors and ladies of Tamilnadu Circle and Chennai Telephones. He requested early decision. Some orders are expected to be issued in a few more days. GS also pursued the case of revised posting orders in respect of SDE (T) grade with Addl.GM (Pers) who has agreed to again take up the matter with Sr.GM (Pers).

28.10.2014:

Proforma promotion in the grade of SDE (Civil):

BSNL CO has issued proforma promotion in the grade of SDE (Civil) for two executives who are on deputation. View orders

28.10.2014:

Regular promotion in the grade of DE/AGM:

BSNL CO has issued promotion and posting orders to one Executive in DE/AGM grade on regular basis. View orders

28.10.2014:

Modification in promotion and posting order in DE Regular grade:

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

27.10.2014:

Meeting with Sr.GM (Pers):

Following issue of revised orders on Friday in DE (Regular) posting, wherein some medical cases and cases of those who had served in tenure stations earlier have been reportedly considered, GS met Sr.GM (Pers) today and again reiterated our request for revision in posting orders in respect of lady executives and other medical cases pertaining to Chennai Telephones and Tamilnadu Circles. Sr.GM (Pers) informed us that only requests with specific recommendations from the CGMs will be considered.

27.10.2014:

Meeting with GM (SR):

GS met the new GM (SR) and greeted him in his new assignment. The former GM (SR) was also present. We were informed that since the timelines notified for holding membership verification of Executives Associations could not be adhered to due to a court case, revised schedule with the election in May 2015 will be issued shortly.

27.10.2014:

Promotional offer for roaming STV under pre-paid mobile services:

Based on feedback received from field units it has been decided by the Competent Authority to reintroduce national roaming STV of Rs. 33 on pan India basis for a promotinal period of 90 days w.e.f. 1.11.2014. View letter

24.10.2014:

Guidelines for processing proposals for appointment to Board level posts in Central Public Sector Enterprises(CPSEs):

In order to address the issue of delay in filling up Board level vacancies in CPSEs, DoP&T has issued timelines for information and strict compliance. View letter

22.10.2014:

CHQ writes to Prime Minister on Implementation of commitment by Government of India in ensuring the financial viability of BSNL:

'It may kindly be recalled that the NDA Government had assured at the time of formation of BSNL in October 2000 that BSNL will be compensated for any loss making services in remote and rural areas and the financial viability of BSNL will be ensured through ADC, reimbursement of licence fee and support through USO fund. After a few years, the UPA government had stopped all these financial assistances, except support through USO Fund. Meanwhile in 2010, BSNL had to cough up Rs 8313 crores to the government as BWA spectrum charges and was allotted non-standardised band of BWA spectrum for 21 circles.' Read More

22.10.2014:

Promotion to the grade of Deputy General Manager on regular basis in Telecom Finance:

BSNL SEA section has issued promotion and posting orders to 122 Telecom Finance executives in DGM grade on regular basis. View orders

22.10.2014:

Moidifications in posting orders in DE/AGM grade on regular basis:

BSNL CO has issued three orders modifiying the circle of posting on promotion as DE/AGM on regular basis. More such orders are expected to be issued. View orders

22.10.2014:

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

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

22.10.2014:

Preparatory exercise for promollon to SDE(T) cadre under seniority quota for vacancies 2009-2010 to 2013-2014 onwards- Furnishing ACRs and assessment report:

BSNL CO has sent a reminder regarding APAR grading for two years 2010-2011 ond 201l-2012 i.r.o of JTOs of 1998 recruitment year onwords (1998,1999,2000 to 2005) required in respect of all the JTOs as asked for earlier by its letter dated 17.09.2014. View letter

20.10.2014:

BSNL may seek Rs 2,000 crore grant to give up a part of spectrum:

Another BSNL board member said the telco would dismiss 'Trai's suggestion if the government is not a position to fully compensate BSNL for meeting additional capex and network re-engineering costs. A senior official of the Department of Telecommunication (DoT) said the government would shortly "seek BSNL's views", like it did when Trai earlier this year called on the telco to return 50 per cent of its CDMA spectrum in the 800 MHz band.' Read More

20.10.2014:

Timely completion and proper maintenance of Annual Performance Appraisal Report(APAR) and communication of all entries to executives for fairness and transparency in public administration:

BSNL SEA section has circulated a list of Accounts & Finance Executives whose APAR(s) for the period ending 31.03.2014 duly Reported/Reviewed/Communicated and having been acknowledged by the executive concerned are pending to be received in BSNL CO. View letter

18.10.2014:

Meeting with CMD:

GS met CMD yesterday and discussed the following:

1.Delay in revision in posting orders of the seniors executives and Lady executives of Chennai and Tamilnadu Circles:

CMD agreed with our grievance that the issue has already been delayed badly and assured us that a decision will be taken soon in this regard. We requested CMD that atleast 50 % of the still available posts can be filled up according to seniority and that requests of ladies and requests on genuine medical grounds may be considered. CMD assured us that action as required will be taken next week.

2. Delay in issue of DGM (Regular) promotion orders in Telecom and Finance wings:

We requested CMD to cause early issue of orders in both DGM (T) and DGM (F) grades, since DPC have already been completed . CMD has agreed to ensure that the orders are issued at the earliest.

17.10.2014:

Preparatory work for Regular promotion in SE (Civil) grade - Calling of ACR:

BSNL CO has called for ACRs in respect of 18 Executives under consideration for regular promotion in SE (C) grade. View letter

17.10.2014:

Inter-circle transfer in SDE (T) grade:

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

15.10.2014:

Meeting with Sr. GM (Pers):

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

1. Revision in posting orders of the senior executives and lady executives of Chennai Telephones and Tamilnadu Circles:

Sr.GM (Pers) told us that soon a decision may be taken in this regard but only those cases which were strongly recommended by the concern CGM of that circle will be taken for consideration. We told him that already these excutives have been relieved from the respective circles and how could they get the recommendation by the CGM. Sr.GM (Pers) said that concerned CGMs may forward their application with due recommendation . Sr.GM (Pers) further said that only a few cases, related to critical illness, may be considered and it will not be possible to accommodate large number of executives in these circles. He wanted the executives to understand the problem of the management that all the promoted executives cannot be accommodated in these circles because huge number of executives of these two circles got promoted and already 70 -75 % posts in these circles have been filled up. But, we once again requested Sr. GM(Pers) to consider filling up atleast 50% of still available posts according to seniority and to consider all the genuine cases. Sr.GM (Pers) has assured us that he will take an early decision on this.

2. JTO to SDE promotion:

We once again requested Sr.GM (Pers) to take necessary action to resolve the court case. We reiterated our earlier suggestion that a Miscellaneous Application may be filed seeking permission from the court for holding the DPC subject to the outcome of the court case. Sr.GM (Pers) told us that the matter is being examined and soon a decision will be taken in this regard.

3. JAO to AO promotion:

We requested Sr.GM (Pers) to intervene in this matter and issue necessary instructions to concerned section for taking appropriate action so that work for holding of DPC may be competed at the earliest. Sr.GM (Pers) told us that Personnel section has already given permission for holding of DPC but due to some technical reasons it is being delayed. He assured us that he will pursue the matter with the concerned section.

15.10.2014:

Notification under sub-section (1) of section 18 of the Administrative Tribunals Act, 1985 specifying jurisdiction of Benches of Central Administrative Tribunal:

DoP&T has issued further amendment to the notification. Read More

15.10.2014:

Regular promotion to DE/AGM grade - vigilance clearance:

BSNL Personnel Section has written to CVO BSNL regarding VC of 73 executives under consideration for regular promotion to DE/AGM grade. View letter

13.10.2014:

Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988 — Relaxation to travel by air to visit NER and A&N.:

"It has been decided by the Government to permit Government servants to travel by air to North East Region (NER) , Jammu and Kashmir and Andaman & Nicobar Islands (A&N) as per the following scheme." Read More

13.10.2014:

Revision of ‘Applicability’ under certain broadband plans from ‘Home Users’ to ‘All users’:

BSNL CO has revised the applicability of certain broadband plans to all users in all the circles. View letter

10.10.2014:

Revision of IDA w.e.f. 1.10.2014:

BSNL CO has endorsed DPE orders revising IDA w.e.f. 1.10.2014. View letter

10.10.2014:

Furnishing of APAR in connection with promotion to DGM (T) grade on adhoc basis:

BSNL CO has circulated the names of Executives in respect of whom APAR is yet to be received. View letter

10.10.2014:

Furnishing of vigilance clearance in connection with promotion to DGM (T) grade on adhoc basis:

BSNL CO has circulated the names of Executives in respect of whom VC is yet to be received. View letter

08.10.2014:

Adoption of CPWD works manual 2014 and DSR-2014 in BSNL:

BSNL CO has decided that CPWD Works Manual 2014 and DSR-2014 should be adopted in BSNL, with a few exceptions. View letter

07.10.2014:

Calculation of Pension Contribution:

BSNL CO has decided that in supersession of its earlier instructions, pension contribution in respect of absorbed BSNL employees will be calculated on the maximum of the pay scale. This order will be effective from 1st October 2014. However the arrears payment for the period from December 2011 and September 2014 will not be made now. View letter

07.10.2014:

Tenure transfers in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued transfers orders to DEs/AGMs who have completed their tenure and to their substitutes. View orders

07.10.2014:

Regular Promotion in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of regular promotion in DE/AGM grade notionally w.e.f. 20.8.2014. View orders

07.10.2014:

Regular Promotion in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of regular promotion in DE/AGM grade notionally w.e.f. 1.7.2014. View orders

01.10.2014:

Compassionate Ground Appointments - Change of Procedure:

BSNL CO has circulated the revised procedure for evaluating CGA cases. View letter

01.10.2014:

Preparatory work for adhoc promotion from EE (Electrical) to SE (Electrical) grade:

BSNL CO has called for VC status in respect of 6 executives under consideration for adhoc promotion from EE (Electrical) to SE (Electrical) grade. View letter