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Meeting with Sr.General Manager (Pers):GS and OS (North) met Sr. GM (Pers) today and discussed following:
(1) Promotion from JTO to SDE, SDE to DE and DE to DGM:Sr. GM (Pers) said that JTO to SDE promotion could not be given because of stay granted by the Kerla High Court and direction given by CAT Chandigarh. However Personnel section of BSNL CO is doing their best to resolve the issue but without much progress. He assured us that he is purusuing the matter personally to get some direction from the court so that promotion orders of SDE could be issued. We requested Sr.GM (Pers) for utilizing the MT quota vacancy for giving maximum number of promotions so that list no.6 may be fully covered. We also requested to expedite the work of APAR tabulation and VC. Due to non availability of APAR and VC, work could not be started and till date only few APAR are available. We requested Sr. GM (Pers) to issue necessary directions to field units for sending APAR of all the executives who are in list no. 6 before a target date. Sr. GM (Pers) agreed to our proposal and said that direction will be issued soon. We also requested to issue the promotion orders for the 85 left out executives of Seniority list No.5. Sr GM (Pers) told us that he will discuss this matter with Jt. GM(Pers) and take necessary action for issuing the orders at the earliest. In respect of DE to DGM promotion it was assured by Sr GM (Pers) that necessary work has already been started and soon orders will be issued for filling up of vacant posts of DGM. He once again assured us that DGM looking after orders will also be issued soon for BSNL CO.
2. Discrepancies in MTRR:We drew Sr GM (Pers) attention towards our letter in respect of MT RR where we had raised some issues and requested Sr GM (Pers) to take necessary action and issue clarification before conducting the examination for MT. Sr GM (Pers) assured us that he will take action for issue of necessary clarification. We reiterated that non-issue of clarification will definitely result in court cases related to inter-se-seniority of MT and promotee DE/AGM.
3. Transfer and Postings:We also discussed about non-release of transfer orders for some of our members and discrepancies in earlier issued transfer orders. He assured us that necessary action will be taken on our request and in respect of discrepancies he asked us to discuss with Jt GM (Pers) and if any discrepancies are found, he will take necessary action for removing them.
Clarifications regarding pay scale upgradation under Executive Promotion Policy:BSNL CO has issued certain clarifications regarding pay scale upgradation under Executive Promotion Policy. View clarifications
Transfer and posting in SDE (T) grade:BSNL CO has issued an order of transfer and posting in SDE (T) grade. View order
Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade:BSNL CO has issued an order of transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade. View order
Processing of requests/ cases of tenure completion for inter-circle transfers and cases of modifications, cancellations and retentions of transfer orders i.r.o. SDEs/ DEs/ DGMs for JUL-SEP quarter, 2015:BSNL CO has asked Circles/Units to compile the request cases/ tenure completion cases (OCT-DEC quarter, 2015) by 1Oth September 2015 and send the consolidated lists and applications as per guidelines latest by 25.09.2015 for processing and issuing orders in the first week of October, 2015. ln case of tenure completion cases, the circles may send the left-out cases of APR-JUNE or JULY-SEP quarters 2015 on individual basis so that orders may be issued at the earliest. View letter
Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade:BSNL CO has issued an order of transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade. View order
Dharna on 16.9.2015 against Cabinet decision approving formation of subsidiary tower company:The meeting of Forum of BSNL unions and associations held today has decided to give a call for Mass Dharna on 16.9.2015 at Central, Circle and District Headquarters, urging the Government to give up its decision to form a subsidiary tower company. All Circle and District secretaries are requested to co-ordinate with the constituents of the Forum at their level and to organise massive dharnas.
Enrollment in Aadhaar:As per the directions contained in DoT OM, BSNL has requested all employees to register with Aadhaar and obtain Aadhaar cards. View letter
Can BSNL reboot itself?:'In a move that will ease its cash flows, the Cabinet has given an in-principle approval to BSNL's long pending proposal to hive off its towers into a new subsidiary. The idea, of course, is to sell a stake in the towers company to an investor and unlock value. It is expected to be valued at Rs 20,000 crore.' Read More
Tenure transfer in SDE (T) grade:BSNL CO has issued orders of tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade. View orders
Tenure transfer in DE/AGM grade.:BSNL CO has issued orders of tenure transfers in DE/AGM grade. View orders
Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade:BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade. View orders
Issue of ID card to pensioners:DoP&PW has issued instructions regarding the new format, size and material in which the Pensioner ID card is to be printed and issued to pensioners. View letter
Requirement of APAR/Shown certificate of all working SDE (T)/DE (Adhoc) for considering them for promotion to DE/AGM grade on regular basis:BSNL CO has sent a reminder on this subject in continuation of its letter dated 4.8.2015. All the executives in the list may send the details - Staff Number, HR Number, Name, Date of joining as SDE, Present circle, whether absorbed or not - to
BSNL adds highest number of mobile connections in a month after a very long time:After a long time, BSNL has provided the highest number of mobile connections in July 2015 by pushing Airtel, Vodafone to 2 and 3 positions. The total of added BSNL Mobile connections in July is 16.1 Lakhs.
Meeting with Executive Director (NB):GS and AGS (HQ) today met ED (NB) and requested his intervention and advice to Civil wing for filling up all STS posts and for initiating the proposal to divert MT quota vacancies in Civil/Electrical/Architect wings. ED (NB) who is also the Chairman of the committee considering implementation of CPSU cadre hierarchy said that we need not seek diversion of MT quota vacancies, since the committee has considered our demand that there should be time bound functional promotions instead of time bound financial upgradation and that the committee is in favour of clubbing JTO, SDE and AGM & equivalent cadres as recommended by the Deloitte Consultant and to provide time bound functional promotions upto AGM level. The committee is of the view that those in E5, E6 scales can be promoted to the DGM grade to the extent of vacancies and the remaining executives in E5, E6 scales can be designated as Joint DGM. But we have requested him to consider our proposal for divertion of MT quota vacancies and promoting more number of executives in these streams, which is the immediate concern, since whatever the committee recommends may not be final and even if the recommendations are accepted, it will take quite a long time to come to implementation stage.
Meetings of the unions/Associations with Director (HR) - allocotion of time:In order to streamline the procedure for the unions and associations meeting the Director (HR), BSNL CO has issued a time-schedule, according to which AIBSNLOA will meet Director (HR) at 6 PM on the first Monday of every month. The list of items to be discussed, subject to a maximum of three, will have to be submitted to Director (HR) on the previous working day. View letter
Furnishing of ACR/APAR of JTOs under consideration for promotion to SDE (T) grade under 67% seniority quota:BSNL CO has circulated the names of 32 JTOs whose ACR/APAR are yet to be received in corporate office. View letter
Transfer and posting in SDE (T) grade:BSNL CO has issued orders retaining one executive in the present circle upto 31.12.2015. View order
Meeting with General Manager (FP):GS and OS (North) met GM (FP) today and requested him for early consideration of a few cases of transfers and retention. GM (FP) has agreed to do the needful.
Ex-Telecom Secretary Shyamal Ghosh caused huge loss to state by allocating additional spectrum at throwaway prices - CBI to court:'Commencing arguments on framing of charges, Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) Anand Grover argued that Ghosh entered into a conspiracy along with then Telecom Minister Pramod Mahajan, unknown persons of the ministry and telecom firms. Grover contended before Special CBI Judge O P Saini that telecom companies -- Hutchison Max (P) Ltd, M/s Sterling Cellular Ltd and Bharti Cellular Ltd -- who are also accused in the case, were involved in the conspiracy in getting the additional spectrum.' Read More
Indication of aadhaar number in salary package software/service books/pension papers of Government employees as per PMO direction:'For ensuring inclusion of aadhaar number in the employee records, the ERP cell, ALTTC Ghaziabad has configured the same by configuring necessary field in Employees' Master data.' Read More
Incorporation of corrections in Name/DoB/Staff number/seniority number in Final seniority lists 6 & 7 of SDE (T) :BSNL CO has circulated corrections in Name/DoB/Staff number/seniority number in Final seniority lists 6 & 7 of SDE (T), dated 8.6.2015. View letter
CHQ writes to CMD requesting Reduction of hard tenure period from 2 year to 1.5 year for Udhampur and Rajouri SSAs in J&K circle:'Stations in Udhampur and Rajouri SSAs are far flung and their topology is typical and totally mountainous and sliding area. Executives coming on transfer from other circles find it difficult to cope up with the adverse climatic conditions which include heavy rains, storms, road blockage, no-air connectivity for emergency and high level militancy.Two years is practically a very long period to cope-up with in these SSAs.' Read More
Retention of BSNL Staff quarters in Delhi on transfer/retirement/death etc :BSNL CO has issued orders reducing the time of retention of BSNL staff quarters in Delhi in view of problems faced by working officers/officials in Delhi. View letter
Meeting with Joint General Manager (Pers):GS met the Joint GM (Pers) today and discussed the following:
1.Looking on arrangement in DGM vacancies in BSNL Corporate Office:GS requested that all the vacant DGM posts be filled by looking on arrangement immediately. Joint GM (Pers) said that the issue is being examined and a decision will be taken within a week.
2.Promotion of left out executives to DE/AGM grade:We requested that all the executives whose names were left out in the last CPC be promoted in the vacancies available due to non-acceptance of promotion by executives promoted in the CPC. Joint GM (Pers) said that action is being taken to promote maximum number of left out executives. Orders are likely to be issued in a week.
Clarification in respect of implementation of policy guidelines issued by BSNL CO in respect of PA/PS of field units :BSNL CO has issued three important clarifications on this matter. View letter
Non completion of mandatory training within prescribed period of 2 years of upgradation due to non admission for the training by the training centres on account of administrative stringencies – relaxation thereof:BSNL CO has called for certain details from the circles/units by 15th September 2015 in order to take a decision on the matter. View letter
Preparatory work for promotion to Executive Engineer (Electrical) grade:BSNL CO has called for certified copies of ACR/APAR in respect of 56 executives under consideration for promotion to EE (E) grade. View letter
Maintaining of vigilance status:BSNL CVO has reiterated has earlier instructions that, “the unit, in whose vigilance jurisdiction the employee is presently serving, shall be fully responsible for maintenance of the upto date vigilance status and no cross reference in this regard need be made. To facilitate this, the transferring unit furnishes vigilance status of the employee to the vigilance branch of the joining unit as one time exercise on transfer and thereafter it shall be kept up-to-date by the vigilance branch of the concerned joining unit.” View letter
Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade:BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade. View order
Transfer and Postings in CAO grade:BSNL CO has issued orders of transfe and postings in CAO grade. View orders
Inter-circle transfers in SDE (T) grade:BSNL CO has issued five separate orders of inter-circle transfers in SDE (T) grade. View orders
Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:BSNL CO has issued orders of tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade. View orders
Meeting with General Manager (Pers):GS along with OS (North) Com.P.C.Rastogi, AGS met GM (Pers) on Friday and discussed the following:
1. Promotion to DE/AGM grade:We requested GM (Pers) to get the remaining MT quota vacancies diverted to seniority quota and fill them in the current CPC as filling up these posts (MT quota) is not possible in the near future. We explained the rationale behind our request based on our letter dated 23rd July 2015. GM (Pers) has agreed to examine our request.
2.Promotion to DGM (T) grade:GM (Pers) informed us that although the preparatory work is complete, CPC can be held only after the decision of the Supreme Court is known which will be available only after the Expert Committee constituted by it, gives its recommendations.
3.Promotion from JTO to SDE (T) under seniority cum fitness quota:We expressed our deep concern over the prolonging of the case in Kerala High court and the orders of CAT, Chandigarh to strictly adhere to the guidelines of Supreme court in Nagaraj case regarding reservation in promotions. We requested him to find out a legal solution to overcome these hurdles, in view of the unprecedented heldup in giving promotions resulting in a large number of JTOs awaiting their promotion for nearly 18 years and hundred retiring every month without getting their due promotion. GM (Pers) said that discussions are being held to find a way out of the situation.
Meeting with DGM (Pers):GS along with OS (North) and Com.P.C.Rastogi, AGS met DGM (Pers) on Friday and discussed the following:
1. Completion of preparatory work for promotion to DE/AGM grade:We requested him to ensure that preparatory work is completed early so that the CPC can be held at the earliest and promotions ordered. DGM (Pers) said that the process is in good progress and assured to hold the CPC as early as possible.
2. Request for issue of transfer and orders and cancellation of a few orders already issued:DGM (Pers) said that these were under consideration.
LDCE for promotion to SDE TF grade:BSNL CO has scheme and syllabus for the LDCE for promotion to SDE (TF) grade. View letter
Transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade - retention and cancellation:BSNL CO has issued orders retaining one executive upto March 2016 and cancelling the transfer orders of another executive. View letter
Cancellation of tenure transfer in SDE (T) grade:BSNL CO has issued orders cancelling a tenure transfer in SDE (T) grade. View letter
Inter-circle transfer in SDE (T) grade:BSNL CO has issued orders of inter-circle transfer in SDE (T) grade. View letter
Transfer and Posting in DGM/Addl.GM grade:BSNL CO has issued orders cancelling transfer and posting of an executive, in DGM/Addl.GM grade. View letter
Transfer and postings in Accounts Officer grade:BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in Accounts Officer grade View orders
Meeting called by CMD on development activities in BSNL:CMD had called a meeting today to discuss issues related to development activities in BSNL. Constituents of Forum of BSNL unions and associations participated in the meeting. On behalf of AIBSNLOA, Com.Rakesh Sethi, GS attended the meeting. During the two hours meeting, CMD informed that the free night calling facililty from landlines has received very good response resulting in reversal of the trend of surrender of landlines. In fact there has been additions to landlines in the past few months. But there has been no tangible increase in revenue. He requested all unions and associations to join hands with the management/administration in advertising/popularising the scheme further through their membership. He said that there has been considerable increase in revenue from Enterprise business, comparing to last year. He wanted all unions and associations to be proactive in finding ways to improve the revenue of BSNL. Replying to concerns raised by Forum leaders on the recent approval by Union Cabinet for formation of subsdiary tower company, the CMD explained that this will help in BSNL making a turn around before the recommendations of the Third Pay Revision Committee is submitted. He said that BSNL's continuing loss year by year is partly due to taking into account of depreciation and formation of tower subsdiary will offset this to a large extent. He said that BSNL will also save 8% in revenue sharing due to formation of subsdiary companies, a practice being followed by private telecom operators. He also said that Enterprise Business is also likely to be made a separate subsdiary company on these lines. He assured that Tower Subsdiary will still continue to be administered by BSNL and no HR issues like transfer and postings will arise. GS raised doubts in his claims and said that this is going to help only the private operators and BSNL will be loosing its customers where now we are having monopoly. He insisted that issues in tower sharing can well be dealt with by creating another business vertical for towers. CMD was not aware of whether there will be a strategic partner after formation of the tower subsidiary. He could only say that although BSNL put up the proposal, it was DoT which made the detailed roadmap and he was not aware of the details. He therefore asked the unions and associations to analyse the issues in depth, on which further discussions can be held. When the issue of recent reports in the media about VRS was raised, CMD categorically stated that there is no proposal for VRS. The constituents of the Forum later met and discussed about further course of action. After some discussions, it was agreed that Forum leaders should meet Secretary, DoT before taking a decision.
Demonstration protesting formation of tower subsidiary:The call given by Forum of BSNL unions and associations has been a success, according to reports received from circles. In the mass demonstration held at BSNL Corporate Office, GS AIBSNLOA addressed the gathering and explained the risks involved in formation of separate tower subsdiary and stressed our stand that instead, BSNL can go in for a separate business vertical for towers.
VRS FOR MTNL, BSNL EMPLOYEES LIKELY SOON:'At present, keeping the Government’s revival mode in view for these two State-owned telcos, the DoT is examining such proposal minutely. I think the VRS is a viable option to cut costs for which we are planning a favourable VRS plan for their employees soon,” a Government functionary involved in the process told The Pioneer on Tuesday.' Read More
Cabinet approves guidelines on spectrum sharing:'Fulfilling the Government’s commitment to improve spectral efficiency and quality of service, which is very essential to fulfill the dream of Digital India, the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval to the guidelines on spectrum sharing, arising from the recommendations of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).' Read More
Massive post card campaign for the revival of BSNL:Forum of BSNL unions and associations has given a call for post card campaign in the month of August 2015 urging MoC to take immediate steps for reviving BSNL. Read More
Requirement of APAR/Shown certificate of all working SDE (T)/DE (Adhoc) for considering them for promotion to DE/AGM grade on regular basis:BSNL CO has circulated the second list of SDEs whose APARs have been scrutinised initially in Annexure-I and a list of executives in Annexure-II, Sheet 1 and Sheet 2, in respect of whom VC is required to be furnished by the respective circles/units. View letter
Forum of BSNL unions and associations letter to CMD:'There is a genuine apprehension in the minds of the Unions and Associations, as well as in the minds of the employees as a whole, that the formation of the Subsidiary Tower Company is being done only with the ultimate objective of privatising it.' Read More
Bharti Airtel and the Fine Art of Under-Reporting Revenue:'The seventh chapter in the draft CAG report claims the DoT extended an “undue favour” to Bharti Airtel by administrative allocation and extension of validity of 2×6 MHz spectrum in 168 cities in the 3.3 GHz band. This, the report suggests, led to an “advantage” of Rs 5,781.72 crore to the group over the four-year period for which the audit was conducted. In addition, the Controllers of Communications Accounts (CCAs) in the DoT wrongly allowed the company to deduct a sum of Rs 34.90 crore while estimating AGR, the CAG has alleged.' Read More
Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:BSNL CO has issued orders of tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade. View orders
Minimum government - maximum governance - simplification of government procedure for abolition of affidavits and promotion of self-certification:'Since Aadhar card has the unique identification number of a citizen/official, the same should be embedded in his service book, in his Pensioner's card, in the CGHS card ans also the bank account maintained by the officials.' Read More
FORUM OF BSNL UNIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS GIVES CALL FOR MASSIVE DEMONSTRATIONS ON 12.8.2015 OPPOSING THE DECISION OF THE CABINET APPROVING hiving off mobile tower assets of BSNL into a separate company:“On the whole, the Project Unnati is nothing but a hurried decision by DoT/BSNL to sell out BSNL in parts, which cannot be allowed on any circumstances. Any further move in this direction will amount to hara-kiri for BSNL and will be resisted strongly by all unions and associations in BSNL." - From AIBSNLOA letter dated 2nd May 2014. [View AIBSNLOA letter] Consequent to Union Cabinet decision approving hiving off mobile tower assets of BSNL into a separate company, the Forum of BSNL Unions and Associations has given a call for MASSIVE DEMONSTRATIONS throughout the country on 12.8.2015. Circle Secretaries and District Secretaries are requested to coordinate with the other associations and unions in their respective areas and to successfully implement the call by Forum.
What Lies Behind the Incredible Rise and Rise of Bharti Airtel:'A draft CAG report alleges the government helped India’s largest telecom company obtain “undue benefits”, which we estimate to be around Rs 14,500 crore, by miscalculating revenues and nepotism in spectrum allocation. Airtel also gained Rs 44,000 crore through questionable corporate restructuring Sleight of hand, circumvention of administrative norms, understating revenue to be shared with the government, securing efficient electro-magnetic spectrum for telecommunications at discounted prices or even free, sale of assets and restructuring of company holdings for unconscionable profits.' Read More
Modified policy in renting out vacant quarters:BSNL CO has circulated modified policy for renting out vacant quarters to Central/State Government, CPSU/State PSU employees and Outside Reputed Private A Agencies. View letter
Transfer and posting in EE (Civil) grade:BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and posting in EE (Civil) grade. View orders
Cancellation/Retention orders in promotion/transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade:BSNL CO has issued three orders of Cancellation/Retention in promotion/transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade. View orders
BSNL gets government nod to hive off towers into separate arm:'According to a source, the Union Cabinet has given 'in principle' approval for hiving off mobile tower assets of BSNL into a separate company, which will help the state-run firm to improve its financial position by unlocking the value of its mobile towers. Consequent to the approval, the Department of Telecom can constitute an inter-ministerial group for working out the capital and organisational structure of the new company after market valuation of its tower assets, which will be considered by the Union Cabinet, the source said.' Read More
Requirement of APAR and Shown certificates of all DE/AGM working on regular basis:BSNL CO has called for APARs and shown certificates in respect of all DEs/AGMs working on regular basis for consideration for promotion to DGM (T). View letter
Promotion to the grade of SE (civil) - Calling for APAR and VC:BSNL CO has called for APARs and VCs of 35 executives under consideration for promotion to SE (Civil) grade. View letter
Cabinet likely to take up key BSNL, MTNL issues tomorrow:The Cabinet is likely to take up issue of compensating loss making state-run telecom firms, BSNL and MTNL, for surrendering CDMA spectrum that was auctioned in March this year as well as proposal of BSNL to hive off mobile towers assets into a separate company. Both BSNL and MTNL expect some financial relief from the Cabinet if it approves their compensation proposal for surrendering CDMA spectrum that were auctioned in March this year. MTNL surrendered 5 Mhz of CDMA spectrum that was put for auction and BSNL in around 8-10 telecom service area. Both the PSUs sought market determined rate for the quantum of spectrum they surrendered. BSNL is estimated to have over one lakh base stations and it expects valuation of its mobile tower company to be to the tune of Rs 20,000 crore. It has so far leased out 5,471 towers to various private operators earning a revenue of Rs 432.6 crore till May.(ET)
Revision of ISD tariff for SAARC countries:BSNL CO has revised the tariff for ISD calls to SAARC countries View letter
Transfer and Postings in DE/AGM grade:BSNL CO has issued transfer and posting orders in DE/AGM grade. View orders
Inter-circle transfer orders in SDE (T) grade:BSNL CO has issued inter-circle transfer orders in SDE (T) grade. View orders
Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:BSNL CO has issued two tenure transfer orders in SDE (T) grade. View orders
COAI seeks equal opportunity for members in BSNL pacts:'"We request that our member operators should be given equal opportunity to participate and enter into such arrangements with BSNL so as to conform to the equality principle contained in Article 14 of the Constitution of India and also to meet the doctrine of level playing field," the letter said.' Read More
Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:BSNL CO has issued tenure transfer orders in SDE (T) grade. View orders
Calling for ACR/APAR for promotion in EE (Civil) grade:BSNL CO has called for ACR/APAR of 93 + 55 executives for promotion in EE (Civil) grade. View orders
Inter-circle transfer orders in SDE (T) grade:BSNL CO has issued three inter-circle transfer orders in SDE (T) grade. View orders
Calling for Vigilance Clearance for promotion in EE (Civil) grade:BSNL CO has called for VC of 55 + 93 executives for promotion in EE (Civil) grade. View letter
Regular promotion to DE/AGM grade:BSNL CO has issued two orders of promotion and posting in DE/AGM grade on regular basis. View orders
Disposal of representations on provisional seniority dated 31.7.2012:BSNL CO has forwarded the letter from DoT disposing of a number of representations received on the provisional seniority list circulated on 31.7.2012. View letter
Final seniority in Executive Engineer (civil) grade as on 1.1.2012:BSNL CO has circulated the final seniority list in EE (civil) grade after DoT has disposed of the representations on the provisional seniority list circulated on 31.7.2012. View letter
Tenure transfers in DE/AGM grade:BSNL CO has issued tenure transfer orders in DE/AGM grade. View orders
Status of Junior Telecom Officers not absorbed/absconding:BSNL CO has circulated a list of 26 JTOs reported by circles/units as either not absorbed or absconding and has called for present status in order to apprise the DPC for promotion to SDE (T) grade. View letter
Retention/Modification in posting on promotion to DE/AGM grade:BSNL CO has issued orders retaining some executives in their parent circles and modifying the place of posting in respect of a few other executives. View orders
Change of designation of non-executive employees of BSNL:The joint committee comprising BSNL Management and the Staff side has proposed change in designations of non-executive employees of BSNL with the hope that this will have positive impact on morale of the staff, customer perception & Company's oveall brand image. TTA will be redesignated as Junior Engineer, Sr.TOA in NE-11 and NE-12 scales as Office Superintendant, Sr.TOA in NE-1 to NE-10 scales as Office Associate, Telecom Mechanic as Telecom Technician and Regular Mazdoor as Telecom Assistant. View letter
Requirement of taking prior permission for leaving station/ headquarters for going abroad while on leave:'It may be ensured that the decisions are conveyed to the Government servants within 21 days of receipt of complete application to the competent authority. Any lacunae in the application should be brought to the notice of the Government servant within one week of the receipt of the application. In the event of failure on the part of the competent authority to communicate its decision to the Government employee concerned within 21 days of receipt of the application, the employee concerned shall be free to assume that permission has been granted to him.' Read More
Promotion to SDE (T) under seniority cum fitness quota - non-receipt of ACR:BSNL CO has circulated one more list of 112 JTOs in respect of whom complete ACRs are yet to be received. View letter
FORMER PRESIDENT OF INDIA, DR.A.P.J. ABDUL KALAM IS NO MORE:Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, who rose from humble beginnings to become one of India's leading scientists and later a hugely popular president, died today evening after collapsing during a lecture at the IIM-Shillong, plunging the entire country in mourning. In his book “India 2020” he had unveiled an action plan which advocated India turning into a knowledge superpower and as one of the developed nations of the world by the year 2020. In 2011, he launched his mission for the youth of the nation called the “What Can I Give Movement” with the main aim to defeat corruption in India. Dr.Kalam was serving as the visiting professor in various esteemed institutes and universities of India, such as Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad and Indore, Chancellor of Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Thiruvananthapuram, Aerospace Engineering at Anna University (Chennai), JSS University (Mysore). His death is a huge loss to the Nation and has created a huge vacuum in the country. Dr.Kalam had once said that, "Don't declare holiday on my death, instead work an extra day, if you love me." Let us join the Nation in mourning his demise.
Meeting with Sr.General Manager (Establishment):Today GS and OS(N) met Sr GM (Establishment) and discussed the following:
1.Grant of E2 and E3 Scale to the executives of BSNL in lieu of E1A and E2A :Sr GM (Establishment) told us that in the last meeting it was discussed but since a number of other issues are also linked to this, some more discussions are also required before finalizing this issue. The issues linked are (i) whether this should be agreed with cascading effect or without cascading effect (ii) Whether any amendment is required in EPP after implementation of this (iii) If any pay anomaly arises then how this will be addressed? Sr GM(Establishment) also told us that AIBSNLOA can also give its views on this. We told Sr GM that AIBSNLOA had raised this issue and requested for replacement of E1A and E2A scale by E2 and E3 even before DPE asserted that no intermediate scale will be allowed. At that time on the request of other associations a proposal was sent by BSNL to DoT proposing equivalent scale of E1A and E2A which was never forwarded by DoT to DPE and that this information was obtained under RTI. However we submitted our written document to SR GM (Establishment) and requested her that whenever replacement of E1A and E2A by E2 and E3 scale is decided, it should be ensured that any anomaly arising out of the decision is simultaneously resolved. Sr GM (Establishment) agreed with our proposal.
2.Cadre Hierarchy:We also submitted our views on cadre hierarchy to Sr GM (Establishment) and requested that upgradation of pay scales should carry with it change in designation, status and powers. Sr GM (Establishment) asked us to submit our views in detail so that the same can be discussed in the committee meeting. We told SR GM that AIBSNLOA will soon submit its views in detail on this issue.
3. Pay fixation of officiating JTOs:We requested SR GM (Establishment) that decision of court should be implemented for all without the need for all individuals approaching the court, since it will save the time and money for BSNL as well as for the individuals. We gave some examples of other court cases where initially BSNL decided to implement the orders in respect of petitioners only but in later stage when number of petitioners increased, it was decided to implement the decision for all and affidavit was filed in the court that since department is agreeing to implement the decision for all no further case needs to be entertained. Sr GM listened to us and assured us that she will look into it once again and take appropriate decision in this regard.
Meeting with General Manager (HQ) MTNL:Today GS and AGS(HQ) also met GM (HQ), MTNL and requested him to restore RSTC which have been disconnected by MTNL under DNP. We also provided a list of disconnected telephone numbers to him. GM (HQ), MTNL heard our request very patiently and immediately spoke to Direct (HR), MTNL and after taking his telephonic permission, passed the orders for immediate reconnection of disconnected RSTCs. We are happy to inform all that all the disconnected RSTCs have been reconnected by MTNL. In this regard AIBSNLOA had already made a lot of efforts by meeting GM(A) BSNL, GM(O) and GM(TR) MTNL and speaking to DGM(F), MTNL. At last, today we have achieved our demand, when GM(HQ), MTNL passed the orders for reconnection. We are thankful to all the MTNL officers who played their role in settling this matter.
Issue regarding pay fixation of JAOs(Deptl)(40% quota) of 2010 Batch arising out of Non-Executives’ Wage revision orders dated 7.5.2010 and subsequent clarification dated 18.5.2011 – Allowing option for revision of pay from the date of promotion to the grade of JAO:In view of the recommendations of the committee and approval by competent authority BSNL CO has issued orders allowing JAOs (Deptl)(40% quota) of 2010 Batch to exercise the option for fixation of pay in the revised pay from the date of promotion in the grade of JAO, as one time dispensation. However, due to financial constraints of BSNL, No arrears will be paid and effect of actual pay revision will be prospective i.e. from the date of issue of this order. Any change from earlier option shall be exercised within a period of one month. View orders
Repatriation of ITS officers deployed in BSNL and MTNL:As per the directions of DoT, BSNL has issued orders for releasing with immediate effect 100 ITS officers deployed in BSNL on repatriation to DoT. View orders
CHQ writes to CMD regarding Promotion to STS (Telecom) in MT quota vacancies :'As pointed out by us many times in the past, filling up the STS posts under MT quota is a time consuming process and these vacancies remain unfilled for years together. On the other hand, there is considerable shortage of DEs in field units which is being met by giving looking on promotion to SDEs in E4 and E5 scales.' Read More
Requirement of APARs / shown certificate of all working SDE(T)/Adhoc DE for considering them for promotion to AGM/DE(T) on regular basis:'Initially, the APARS of all working SDEs / DE (Adhoc) listed in seniority list 5 & 6 for OC & SC category and from seniority list no. 7 for ST category officers, may be forwarded before 15-08-2015 in the enclosed format mentioned in the annexure - A (in hard copy as well as soft copy in excel format) along with grading duly checked and signed by the officer of the rank not below the DGM.' Read More
Re-classification/upgradation of cities/towns on the basis of census-2011 for the purpose of grant of HRA to Central Government employees:Department of Expenditure has issued orders reclassifying cities/towns on the basis of census-2011 for the purpose of grant of HRA to Central Government employees. View DoE orders
CHQ writes to CMD regarding Promotion to Executive Engineer grade in civil/ Electrical/ Architect streams:'Our observation still holds good. We therefore request you to kindly examine our request for diversion of MT quota posts to seniority quota in Civil, Electrical and Architect streams. Meanwhile CPC for promotion to STS grade in Civil, Electrical and Architect wings may be caused to be held immediately for the existing vacancies. Once a decision is taken for diversion of MT quota vacancies to seniority quota, another CPC may be held without further delay.' Read More
Cancellation of DE Regular promotion of those who had foregone their promotion:BSNL CO has withdrawn its earlier orders disallowing foregoing of DE regular promotion in respect of 10 executives and has declared their promotion as cancelled, along with that of two other executives. View orders
Transfer and posting orders in SDE (T) grade:BSNL CO has issued transfer orders in SDE (T) grade, from BSNL CO to other circles. View orders
Introduction of monthly rental charges of FTTH ONT alongwith ADSL WiFi Modem taken on rental basis to the customers who wants to avail WiFi facility on FTTH Broadband connections in all circles:BSNL CO has issued instructions, applicable from 1.8.2015 regarding Introduction of monthly rental charges of FTTH ONT alongwith ADSL WiFi Modem taken on rental basis to the customers who wants to avail WiFi facility on FTTH Broadband connections in all circles. Read More
Message from Director (HR):'Survival and growth of a company can primarily be ensured only by its workforce. I have full faith in commitment of our employees and this alone can take us through.' Read More
Promotion to SDE (T) grade on the basis of LDCE held on 15.7.2007:BSNL CO has issued orders promoting 44 SDEs (T) already promoted under seniority quota and had been declared qualified in the LDCE held on 15.7.2007. The date of assumption of charge as SDE (T) will be the date of joining as SDE (T) under seniority quota. View orders
Transfer and posting in SE (Civil) grade:BSNL CO has issued transfer and posting orders in SE (Civil) grade. View orders
Meeting with General Manager (FP):GS along with OS(N) and FS BSNL CO Circle, met GM (FP) on 16.7.2015 and discussed the following:
(1) Delay in Promotion from JAO to AO, AO to CAO:GM (FP) informed us that due to a stay order by the High court of Chandigarh, SEA section is not able to issue the orders. However, he informed us that it has been proposed to form a committee of three members from BSNL CO. This committee will take care of handling the case in high court of Chandigarh and try to get the stay vacated or get permission for giving adhoc promotion. He also asked us to suggest some way out of the present situation so that promotion orders can be issued.
(2) Delay in issue of tenure transfer orders:We drew the attention of GM (FP) in respect of delay in issue transfer orders for those executives who have already completed their tenure. GM (FP) assured us that he will look into it and see that tenure transfer orders are issued at the earliest.
(3) Non settlement of long pending seniority issue:We drew his attention to our request for correcting the seniority of some AOs but even after six months no action has been taken by SEA section. GM (FP) said that he will look into it and try to resolve it at the earliest.
(4) Retention cases:We requested GM (FP) for early consideration of our request for retention of one executive at Chennai on medical ground. He assured us that he will get the matter examined for necessary action.
Meeting with General Manager (Admin):GS along with OS(N) and CS, BSNL CO circle met GM (Admin) on 16.7.2015 and discussed the following:
(1) Opening of Staff canteen at BSNL CO:We conveyed our thanks to GM (A) for his efforts in opening of staff canteen at BSNL CO. Staff canteen will start functioning on 17.7.2015 and the staff will get snacks, lunch and tea at comparatively cheaper rates. [In this regard, the Circle body of AIBSNLOA and GS AIBSNLOA had put efforts and had met GM (Admin) a number of times and had also writtent to GM(Admin).
(2) Discussion regarding provision of RSTC by MTNL:Once again we drew attention of GM (A) in respect of disconnection of RSTC by MTNL for non-payment. We requested GM (A) to find a permanent solution of this problem since MTNL disconnects telephone connections of BSNL executives every six months and our members are facing problems on official as well as family levels. We said that it was very much required that either BSNL CO issue the necessary directions to the executives for making payment of bills or find out some solution. GM (A) informed us that this matter is now being dealt at board level and Director (HR) is will have a meeting with the MTNL management and soon the matter will be resolved permanently and necessary direction will be issued. We also requested GM (A) to explore the possibilities, in view of direction issued by BSNL for free all India Roaming, to provide BSNL mobile connection to executives working in BSNL CO. GM (A) informed us that this issue is also being examined as to whether BSNL mobile connection can be given to its staff working at BSNL CO and residing in NCR or whether instead of post paid connection, pre paid connection may be issued to the executives working at BSNL CO.
Steps for conducting inquiry in case of allegation of Sexual Harassment:DoP&T has circulated a guide on "Steps for Conduct of Inquiry in complaints of Sexual Harassment" which is intended to give the procedure as prescribed in the rules/instructions. View circular
Transfer from BSNL CO in DE/AGM grade:BSNL CO has issued transfer orders from BSNL CO to other circles in DE/AGM grade. View orders
Tenure transfers in DE/AGM grade:BSNL CO has issued tenure transfer orders in DE/AGM grade. View orders
Reconstitution of Committee to consider issues related to EPP:Consequent on transfer of the members of the committee including its Chairman, BSNL CO has reconstitued the committee considering issues related to EPP. View letter
Educational qualification for promotion to the grade of EE(civit/Elect. ) - Treating diploma with 10 years experience as equivalent to Degree:AIBSNLOA had first taken up the issue with BSNL Management on 29.5.2013 stating that "Hon’ble PCAT, Delhi, in OA-2651/2012 has delivered a judgment on 26.4.2013 that the applicants in the OA may be considered for grant of the benefit in terms of Government of India Instructions dated 26.05.1977 by which diploma in Engineering with ten years technical experience has been recognized as equivalent to degree in Engineering..."and had requested "issue of amendment to BSNL MS RR providing relaxation in Educational Qualifications to the SDEs of Civil/Electrical/Architect wings for promotion to Executive Engineer grade." View CHQ letter. We had followed it up with letters on 26.7.2013, meeting with PGM (BW) on 1.10.2013, subsequent letters on 8.11.2013 and 28.3.2014. Later we had informed through our site that the issue is under consideration for approval by BSNL Board. Meanwhile DoT also was seized of the issue and was corresponding with DoP&T. Now based on a letter from DoT, BSNL has issued orders clarifying that "for promotions to Executive Engineer grade in Civil/Electrical streams, a 'diploma in appropriate field of engineering with 10 years experience' shall be construed to be equivalent to Degree in Engineering, in appropriate field as per the requirements of note 2 under Schedule IB of BSNL MSRR 2009." View BSNL letter
Compassionate appointment - Circle High power committee:BSNL CO has decided that circle High Power Committee may be conducted after clubbing the vacancies of Group C & D together. View letter
Modification of inter-circle transfer orders in SDE (T) grade:BSNL CO has issued two separate orders cancelling inter-circle transfers in SDE (T) grade. View letter
Furnishing APARS/ACRs of JTO(T)s for consideration for promotion to the grade of SDE (T) under 67% seniority quoto:BSNL CO has circulated a list of 73 JTOs in respect of whom ACR/APAR are still to be received. View letter
Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:BSNL CO has issued tenure transfer orders in SDE ( T) grade. View orders
Promotion and posting in Accounts Officer grade:BSNL CO has issued promotion and posting orders in AO grade for three executives w.e.f.15.1.2015 on notional basis. View orders
BSNL endorses DPE orders revising IDA w.e.f. 1.7.2015:BSNL CO has endorsed DPE orders revising IDA w.e.f. 1.7.2015, from 100.5% to 102.6%. View letter
Meeting with Executive Director (NB):GS along with OS (North) Com.S.P.Jain today met ED (NB) & the Chairman of the committee considering CPSU cadre hierarcy and two other issues. We thanked him for his efforts for resolving the E2, E3 scales issue on priority basis. ED (NB) said that the recommendations of the committee in respect of E2, E3 scales are yet to be put in shape and later would have to be considered by the Management Committee, the BSNL Board and then the DoT before final implementation. We requested him to ensure that further anomaly is not created with both the Sr.SDE and SDE scales fitted into the same E3 scale. We argued that anomaly can be avoided only if Sr.SDE scale is upgraded to E4, DE scale to E5, JAG scale to E6 and SG JAG to E7 scale as has been explained in our letter. ED (NB) said that he was given only the job of recommending equivalent scales for E1A and E2A and he cannot exceed his brief. We also requested him that as E2 and E3 scales will be effective from 1.1.2007, arrears from that date should not be denied, since it was the BSNL Management which has delayed the issue for 8 long years without any justification. In respect of CPSU cadre hierarchy, ED (NB) said that he has gone through our submissions and would like to have more input on the matter, like the policy being followed by other major PSUs. We have assured him that we will come with more details on the issue.
Meeting with Sr.General Manager (Pers):GS along with OS (North) met Sr.GM (Pers) today and requested him for early issue of transfer orders/cancellation orders as discussed in our earlier meeting. Sr.GM (Pers) said that orders will be issued in batches this week and wanted us to remind him in the week end if still any requests were pending consideration after that.
Introduction of single window system for receiving proposal for ratification from BSNL/MTNL.:DoT has asked BSNL/MTNL to submit their ratification proposals by hand for on the spot scrutiny by a designated officer in DoT. View letter
Tenure transfer is SDE (T) grade:BSNL CO has issued tenure transfer orders in SDE (T) grade. View orders
Transfer of DEs/AGMs to BSNL Corporate Office:BSNL CO has issued own cost transfer orders to BSNL Corporate Office for three executives. View orders
Inter-circle transfer orders in SDE (T) grade:BSNL CO has issued inter-circle transfer orders in SDE (T) grade. View orders
Declining of Regular promotion in the grade of AGM/DE in Telecom Operation Stream - Cancellation:BSNL CO has cancelled the declining of regular promotion in the grade of DE/AGM in respect of one executive and posted him to Tamilnadu Circle. View letter
Incorporation of corrections of Name/DoB/Staff Number in final seniority lists 6 & 7:BSNL CO has circulated corrections of Name/DoB/Staff Number in final seniority lists 6 & 7. View letter
Tariff for mobile - cug plan for Enterprise/corporate customers:BSNL CO has revised the tariff for CUG plan for Enterprise/Corporate customers with immediate effect. View letter
issues related to reduction in pay in revised pay scale in respect of directly recruited TTAs appointed on or after 1.1.2007 but before 7.5.2010 as compared to their pay in pre-revised scale:BSNL CO has now decided to dispense with the earlier pay fixation method and to fix the pay at the lowest of the revised pay scale plu one advance increment which will not be absorbed in the future increment. View letter
Postponement of MT recruitment examination:BSNL CO has postponed the examiniations to be held on 8.8.2015 and 9.8.2015 for recruitment of Management Trainees both from internal and external candidates, by six months. View letter
Transfer and posting in the grade of SDE (Civil):BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and posting in the SDE (Civil) grade. View orders
CHQ writes to Chairman Committee on CPSU cadre hierarchy and two other issues:'When the revised pay scales were implemented for BSNL Executives on the basis of Government decisions on Second PRC, E6 scale was not offered to any cadre/grade in BSNL. AIBSNLOA had therefore suggested “review of the issue dispassionately and grant of following IDA pay scales to the Executives from JTOs level to Dy GMs : (a) JTOs level : E-2 scale, (b) SDEs level : E-3 scale, (c) Sr SDEs/Sr AOs : E-4 scale, (d) DEs level : E-5 scale and (e) DGMs level : E-6 scale.'...'Had E6 scale been given to JAG grade, SG JAG grade would have got E7 scale. Today, a discrepancy exists wherein Group B absorbees are fitted in E6 scale for SG JAG, while those absorbed as Group A have been given E7 scale for SG JAG.'...'Finally, it is learnt that, there is an indication by the Management side that resolving of these issues may not be retrospective in nature. We are in complete disagreement with such a notion since, at the time of pay revision w.e.f. 1.1.2007, BSNL orders dated 5.3.2009, while tabulating revised pay scales effective from 01.01.2007 for other cadres, did not mention any pay scale for the pre-revised scales of 9850-250-14600 (E1 A) and 11875-300-17275 (E2A) for JTOs and SDEs and equivalent cadres, but left a foot note that revised IDA scales for E1 A and E2 A will be notified later. Therefore, any revised scale that will be decided now should be effective from 1.1.2007 only. Denial of arrears will be against all norms and legal prudence since it is BSNL who delayed the notification unduly for more than six years and the executives cannot be allowed to suffer on this count.' Read More
Meeting with the new Director (HR):GS along with Com.V.K.Sharma, AGS HeadQuarters, Com.S.P.Jain, OS (North) and Com.B.B.Sharma, CS, BSNL CO Circle met Smt.Sujata Ray, today, after she assumed charge as Director (HR), congratulated her and wished her success in her new assignment. The discussions mainly veered around the financial position of BSNL and ways and means for improving the finance. Director (HR) emphasized that the association has a major role to play in revival of BSNL. We assured her of our fullest support in the matter.
Holding of LICE for promotion from PA to PS in BSNL Corporate Office:BSNL CO has decided to hold LICE for promotion from PA to PS in BSNL Corporate Office on 12.10.2015. View letter
Transfer and Posting in the grade of Electrical Engineer (Electrical):BSNL CO has issued orders of Transfer and Posting in the grade of Electrical Engineer (Electrical). View orders
Meeting with Sr.GM (Pers):GS along with Com.Rastogi, AGS met Sr.GM (Pers) today and discussed the following:
1. Transfer and Posting:We requested Sr.GM (Pers) for early consideration of transfer requests of those executives who have completed 2 years in their present place of posting and want to go back to their parent circles/units, as per the provisions of the BSNL Transfer Policy. Sr.GM (Pers) agreed to consider the requests. We also requested him to consider other request transfers and request for cancellation of transfers. Sr.GM (Pers) has agreed to favourable consider these requests, orders for which will be issued this month in one bunch.
2.Deferment of MT Recruitment:We requested Sr.GM (Pers) to defer holding of the examination for MT recruitment, till the various issues raised by us including those of seniority are fully addressed. Sr.GM (Pers) said that all the issues will be addressed before holding of MT recruitment examination.
3.Promotion to DE and DGM grades:We requested Sr.GM (Pers) that promotion to DE and DGM grades may be finalised at the earliest. Sr.GM (Pers) said that CPC for promotion to these grades can be held only after the Expert Committee constituted by the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India submits its report and the decision of the Supreme court on the report is known.
Revision of IDA w.e.f. 1.7.2015:DPE has issued orders revising IDA to 102.6% w.e.f. 1.7.2015. View orders
Holidays to be observed in BSNL during the year 2016:BSNL CO has circulated the list of holidays to be observed in BSNL during the year 2016. View list
Abeyance and modification of transfer order in DE/AGM grade.:BSNL CO has orders keeping in abeyance and modifying a transfer order in DE/AGM grade. View orders
Transfer and Posting in DE/AGM grade:BSNL CO has issued transfer and posting order in DE/AGM grade. View order
Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965 — instructions regarding timely issue of Charge-sheet:'In the aforesaid judgement the Hon'ble Supreme Court has superseded the direction of the Central Vigilance Commission that pending a criminal investigation departmental proceedings are to be held in abeyance.' Read More
Declaration of result of written examination held on 20.10.2013 for Direct Recruitment for the post of DGM (Telecom Operations/Telecom Finance):BSNL CO has declared the result of written examination held on 20.10.2013 for Direct Recruitment for the post of DGM (Telecom Operations/Telecom Finance). View result
BSNL launches mobile wallet with cash withdrawal option:'BSNL today launched a pre-paid card linked mobile wallet service which would allow its customers to transfer money, pay for services as well as withdraw cash of up to Rs 1 lakh.' Read More
Tenure transfer in DE/AGM grade:BSNL CO has issued tenure transfer order in DE/AGM grade. View order
Meeting of the committee headed by GM (Pers):Meeting of the committee to discuss the issue of recruitment of Management Trainees was held today at 1000 hrs. GS attended the meeting along with other associations - SNEA, AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA. As per our earlier discussions with CMD, BSNL, and ED(CN), we reiterated our view that there should be no external recruitment for Management Trainees, since we should first utilise the expertise within our strength of Executives. This will definitely boost the morale of executives working in different positions who have a good expertise/working knowledge in BSNL. But simultaneously we urged GM (Pers) that recruitment of Management Trainees should not be done without addressing the issues raised by us in our letter dated 19.6.2015 and without amending the present MT RR 2013. Otherwise it will lead to more number of litigations. GM(Pers) assured us that the issues will be examined and addressed before conducting the examination. We also drew attention of GM (Pers) to another letter written by us, where we categorically mentioned that MT recruitment should be deferred till therecommendations of the committee on CPSU cadre hierarchy is known. We also proposed that posts allotted for MT (External) should be transferred to seniority cum fitness quota so that more number of executives may get STS promotion in time. GM (Pers) said that the views of all the associations will be conveyed to the Management Committee of BSNL which will take a final call on the matter.
Increase in IDA w.e.f. 1.7.2015:According to calculations based on All India Consumer Price Index for Industrial workers for March 2015 (254), April 2015 (256) and May 2015 (258), IDA is to increase by 2.1% w.e.f. 1.7.2015 from 100.5% to 102.6%
AIBSNLOA CHENNAI TELEPHONES HOLDS ITS THIRD CIRCLE CONFERENCE:The 3rd Circle Conference of AIBSNLOA Chennai Telephones held on 26.6.2015 in Jeevana Jyothi Hall at Chennai has been a grand success with large attendance and overwhelming participation by delegates, disproving the claim by the former CS that AIBSNLOA Chennai Telephones had been merged with AIBSNLEA. CHQ President Com.K.Rajasekaran hoisted the National Flag and GS Com.Rakesh Sethi hoisted the AIBSNLOA Flag. A colourful Open Session was held with Com.P.Ramachandran, delivering the Presidential address and Com.M.Vijayakumar, CS presenting the Keynote Address. Com.Rakesh Sethi, General Secretary spoke elaborately on issues related to viability of BSNL, our stand on MT recruitment etc., and appealed to Honourable Member of Parliament Smt. Maragatham Kumaravel, who was the Chief Guest, to take up with the Government, DoT's failure to keep up its commitment in the memoranda of understanding signed with BSNL for immediate reimubrsement of charges for surrendered spectrum, compensation for unviable services, directing state, central governments and PSUs to take only BSNL services etc. Guest of Honour, the Chief General Manager Ms. S. M. Kalavathi was present in the meeting for more than three hours and listened to all the speakers. In her address, she said the first task for all executives was to achieve higer revenue and quality service to the customer and all the associations have to play their role in this. Smt.Maragatham Kumaravel, MP and Chief Guest of the Open Session responded to General Secretary's appeal by categorically announcing in her speech that she will raise all the issues in the next session of Parliament. Senior General Manager (HR & Admin) Shri R. Ganesan delivered an inspiring special address. General Manager (Marketing CM & CFA) Shri B. Ramachandran and Addl GM (HR&Admn) Shri V.S.Ilanthirai were present in the Open Session and expressed their greetings. The Open session had the elegant presence of all the Fraternal Organisations. Com A.Shunmuga Sundara Rajan CS SNEA(I), Com K. Govindaraj CS BSNLEU, Com C.K.Mathivanan CS NFTE, Com. S. Lingamoorthy CS FNTO, Com.NJP Shilohu Rao GS TSOA, Com R.Adi Govind CS TSOA, Com R Ravindran GS SEWA BSNL, Com A.Sugumar CS SEWA BSNL were present and felicitated the Conference. AGS Com P.Manoharan and CHQ OS (South) Com.R.Stanislaus Mary, AIBSNLOA Patron Com. R.R.Balasubramanian, AIBSNLOA Tamil Nadu Circle President Com.T.Gunasekaran, Circle Secretary Com. M.S.Radhakrishnan and former CHQ President Com. K.Balasubramanian graced the meeting with their presence. Election of new office bearers was unanimous. Com.P.Ramachandran, AO, Com.M.Vijayakumar, SDE and Com.R.Anbarasi, AO have been elected as President, Secretary and Finance Secretary respectively. CHQ congratulates the office bearers and members of AIBSNLOA Chennai Telephones. View list of new office bearers
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THIRD CIRCLE CONFERENCE OF AIBSNLOA TAMILNADU CIRCLE:The Third Circle Conference of AIBSNLOA Tamilnadu circle was held at Hotel Tamilnadu, Madurai on 24.06.2015 under the Presidentship of Com R.Damodaran. The Grand event started with the hoisting of national Flag by Com.S.Ratnasubramanian, Patron AIBSNLOA. General Secretary Com Rakesh Sethi hoisted the AIBSNLOA flag. A large number of delegates from all the SSAs attended the conference with full enthusiasm and made the deliberations lively. General Secretary Com. Rakesh Sethi, Veteran Leader Com.Ratnasubramanian, Comrade RRB, Com.P.Manoharan AGS, Com.S.Jeyachandran All India Vice president, Com.R.Stanislaus Mary, CHQ OS (South) and other leaders attended and addressed the conference. All the district secretaries, Circle office bearers shared their views on all important issues providing valuable suggestions. All the delegates remained attentive throughout the day listening to and participating in the deliberations with interest. On behalf of the Administration Shri.V.Raju ITS, Principal General Manager Trichy, in charge of Madurai participated in the conference and presented his views. He highlighted the need of the hour - caring for the customers – and appreciated the initiatives taken by the association. The mood of the participants was upbeat and the conference elected the new office bearers unanimously, with Com.T.Gunasekaran, DE, Trichy SSA as President, Com.M.S.Radhakrishnan, AGM, Kumbakonam SSA as Circle Secretary and Com.K.Ganapathi Subramanian, JTO Circle Ofice, Chennai as Finance Secretary. The arrangements made by the host branches were excellent and appreciated by one and all. CHQ congratulates the office bearers and members of AIBSNLOA Tamilnadu circle. View list of new office bearers
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Grant of age concession to the Persons with Disabilities suffering from (a) blindness or low vision, (b) hearing impairment and (c) locomotor disability or cerebral palsy for direct recruitment to civil posts/services under the Central Government:DoP&T has prescribed uniform age relaxation of 10 years (15 years for SC/ST and 13 years for OBC candidates) in upper age limit shall be allowed to persons suffering from (a) blindness or low vision, (b) hearing impairment and (c) locomotor disability or cerebral palsy in case of direct recruitment to all civil posts/services under the Central Government identified suitable to be held by persons with such disabilities, subject to the condition that maximum age of the applicant on the crucial date shall not exceed 56 years. View orders
Delegation of powers for lssuing transfer orders:BSNL CO has delegated the power of transfering GMs from Circle Office to SSAs to Heads of Circles while retaining the power of transfering GMs from SSAs to circle office and from one SSA to other SSA. Heads of Circles have also been given the powers to entrust the charge of GMs at circle office and SSAs to Addl.GM/DGM level officers. View orders
Transfer and Posting in AO grade:BSNL CO has issued orders of transfers and retentions in AO grade. View orders
Mobile tower set up at 16,000 feet in Ladakh:'State-run BSNL, with the Army's assistance, today operationalised a mobile tower at an altitude of 16,000 feet in Eastern Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir.' Read More
Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:BSNL CO has issued tenure transfer orders in SDE (T) grade View orders
Special concession and facilities to employees of Central Government and PSU under CG, working in Kashmir Valley.:BSNL CO has endorsed the DoP&T orders extending Special concession and facilities to employees of Central Government and PSUs under CG, working in Kashmir Valley in attached and subordinate offices. View orders
Furnishing of stay particulars of SDEs (Telecom.)/DETs:BSNL has called for long stay particulars of SDEs (T) and DEs (T) from all circles. View letter
Extension of last date for online registration for MT recruitment:BSNL has extended the last date upto 7.7.2015 for online registration for both internal and external candidates. View orders
Meeting with Sr. GM (Pers):As a consequence of our protest against Management Trainee recruitment without resolving the issues/discrepancies and protests by other associations, a committee has been formed with Sr. GM (Pers) as Chairman and DGM (Rect) and DGM (Pers) as members. The committee called four associations for discussions today. As GS is away from headquarters, AGS (HQ) Com.V.K.Sharma attended the meeting and explained the rationale behind our request for defering the MT recruitment, as detailed in our three earlier letters. He stressed that we are totally against recruitment of MT from outside. And any MT recruitment from internal candidates should also take place only after satisfactorily resolving the discrepancies listed in our letter dated 19.6.2015 and after the recommendations of the committee considering the issues like CPSU cadre hierarchy are known. All the associations present opposed the move for recruitment of MT. Sr. GM (Pers) said that the committee will meet next week to consider all the points raised in today's meeting.
Inter-circle transfer orders in SDE (T) grade:BSNL has issued inter-circle transfer orders in SDE (T) grade. View orders
Meeting with Sr. GM (Pers):GS and OS (North) met Sr.GM (Pers) on 18.6.2015 and discussed the following:
1. Deferment of MT recruitment:We requested Sr.GM (Pers) to issue necessary amendments in MT RR before conducting / notification of examination for Management Trainee, on the issues like change in ration from 50:50 to 75:25 in respect of seniority cum fitness quota and MT recruitment quota, inter-se-seniority after the ratio became 75:12.5:12.5 for Departmental promotee, MT Internal and MT external candidates, vacancy year pertaining to which the MT recuitment has been notified, seniority of MT in comparison to regular STS and whether the examination is proposed to be held for single year vacancies or multiple years? Sr. GM wanted us to submit our queries in writing, so that discussions can be had in detail.
2.Discrepancies in the tentative revised seniority lists I to XVII:We informed him that the statement in the letter circulating the tentative list that ‘the said lists have been generally accepted and held to be correct' is not acceptable. The seniority assigned to the successful candidates of LDCE 2000 and LDCE 2003 is not correct and not as per rules. In this case also, Sr.GM (Pers) wanted us to submit our contention in writing. We have submitted letters on both these issues on 19.6.2015 and discussions are likely to take place next week with Sr.GM (Pers).
CHQ writes to Director (HR) requesting necessary amendments in MT RR of 2O13 before conducting examination for Management Trainee:'You wil appreciate the fact that needless litigations between employees or employees & management badly affects the growth of company and morale of its employees. We therefore request you to kindly cause the above mentioned issues clarified before actual recruitment of Management Trainees.' Read More
CHQ writes to General Manager (Pers) regarding Discrepancy in the tentative seniority lists I to XII proposed to be submitted to Expert committee constituted by Hon'ble Supreme Court of India:'In Para 1, it has been stated that 'the said lists have been generally accepted and held to be correct.' We seek to differ with the said statement atleast on one issue.' Read More
Introduction of Promotional Combo Voucher 786 during Ramzan festival season under prepaid mobile services:BSNL has introduced Promotional Combo Voucher 786 during Ramzan festival season for 90 days effective from 19.6.2015. View letter
PM Narendra Modi meets Ravi Shankar Prasad on BSNL revival:Prime Minister Narendra Modi undertook a meeting with Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to deliberate on the revival strategy of state-run BSNL a couple of days back. According to sources, the meeting, which took place on Monday, went on for about 45 minutes and a presentation was given to the Prime Minister about the initiatives being taken by BSNL for its revival strategy. Apart from Prasad, senior officials of DoT and BSNL were also present in the meeting. The PM wanted a complete presentation of the entire working of BSNL and the legacy issues faced by the company were outlined to him, a source said. Mr Modi was also briefed about the steps being taken to improve the profitability of the company, the source added. Prasad had earlier said that the government was committed to reviving BSNL and a number of initiatives are in the pipeline to bring the PSU back as a market leader.(ET)
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 lists of Telecom finance executives in respect of whom the acknowledgements by the executives of having seen APAR upto 31.3.2014 have not been received and APARs for 2014-15 have not been received. View lists
Tenure transfers in DE/AGM grade:BSNL CO has issued tenure transfer orders in DE/AGM grade. View orders
BSNL Wi-Fi zone goes Live at Taj Mahal:Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad Honble MOC & IT, Govt of India inaugurated wi-fi hotspot zone created by BSNL at Historical monument Taj Mahal at Agra on 16th June 2015. Shri Ram Shankar Katheria, Hon. MOC (MHRD) graced the occasion as special guest. Shri Anupam Shrivastava CMD BSNL, Shri N.K. Gupta Director BSNL, Shri Pradeep Kumar CGM (UP-W) and other senior officers of BSNL were also present to grace the occasion. The facility has been created by BSNL with the optical fibre backbone using GPON technology which can provide backhaul broadband bandwidth upto 100 Mbps through BSNLs state of art MPLS network. BSNL would be providing free Wi-Fi services, for 30 minutes per 24 hrs (three time in a month) which visitors can utilize in multiple sessions. After free usage limit of 30 minutes is exhausted, a customer can continue using the service on paid basis for which subscription plans are available in the denomination of Rs. 20/-, Rs. 30/-, Rs. 50/- and Rs. 70/- for validity of 30 min, 60 min, 120 min and one day respectively.(PIB)
Management Trainee recruitment - Extension of last date for online registration:BSNL CO has extended the last date for online registration upto 22.6.2015, both for internal and external MT recrutiment. View letter
CHQ writes to Director (HR) requesting deferment of MT Recruitment :'Now that the issue of CPSU cadre hierarchy is under active consideration by the said reconstituted committee, going ahead with the MT recruitment at this stage will be against the very purpose of the reconstitution of the committee at the instance of the CMD and will hamper the efforts for arriving at a solution agreeable to all stake holders.' Read More
Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2016:DoP&T has circulated the list of holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2016. View letter
Incorporation of corrections in Name/DoB/Staff Number in final seniority lists 6 & 7:BSNL CO has called for information/documents from concerned circles in respect of 18 executives for incorporation of corrections in Name/DoB/Staff Number in final seniority lists 6 & 7. View letter
Transfer and Postings in DE/AGM grade:BSNL CO has issued three separate orders of transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade View orders
Meeting with Sr.GM (Pers):GS met Sr.GM (Pers) and discussed the following:
1. Deferring the MT Recruitment (external):We explained the discrepancies in the notification like not-mentioning of year of vacancies pertaining to which the notification has been issued, whether the notification pertains to single vacancy year or multiple vacancy years, how the inter-se-seniority between departmental promotees, MT internal candidates and MT external candidates will be fixed after revision of ratio as 50:25:25 etc. Sr.GM (Pers) said that all these will be taken care of but the recruitment process will go on as notified.
2.Extending benefit of court judgment to all the similarly placed executives:We raised the issue of extending the benefit of the judgments of Hon'ble High Court of Kerala, consequent to the dismissal of SLP filed by BSNL in Hon'ble Supreme Court of India, in respect of an anomaly wherein a large number of senior Executives are getting lower pay than their juniors due to getting adhoc promotion before the date of their IDA pay scale upgradation under Executive Promotion Policy. Sr.GM (Pers) informed us that the issue has been examined but it has been decided to implement the judgment only in respect of the applicants. Affected executives will have to obtain similar orders from the court.
3. Consideration of requests for cancellation/modification of promotion/transfer orders:We requested that the remaining requests may be considered favourably and early. Sr.GM (Pers) said that it may take some time for considering the remaining requests.
Representations from SDE(T) received through proper channel and directly Challenging the provisional seniority lists 6 & 7 dated 1.4.2015 and 17.4.2015 - Disposal thereof:'The issues raised in the representations have been agitated before the Tribunal and High Courts ano the provisional seniority lists 6 & 7 dated 1.4.2015 and 77 .04.2Of5 were issued in compliance of the order of Tribunai/Courts. There is no merit in the representations challenging the provisional seniority lists. The representations received through officers hereby stand disposed of.' Read More
Final seniority lists 6 and 7 of SDE (T) as per judgment dated 25.8.2009 of Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh Bench:BSNL CO has circulated the final seniority lists 6 and 7 of SDE (T) as per judgment dated 25.8.2009 of Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh Bench. View list
Tentative seniority lists I to XVll of SDEs(T) including those of DPC 1998 and 2000BSNL CO has circulated the Tentative seniority lists I to XVII of SDEs(T) including those of DPC 1998 and 2000 qualifying examination for submission to Expert Committee on 29.06.2015, requesting supply of particulars from circles/units for filling up blank columns relating to Staff Number, Date of Birth, Recruitment year in JTO, Month and Year of qualifying the examination. View list
Rationalization of tariff under prepaid mobile services:Based on current market scenario and increase in service tax, BSNL has decided to rationalize voice STVs. View letter
Guidelines for forwarding transfer requests on completion of tenure posting or otherwise:BSNL CO has issued guidelines for streamlining the process of request transfers in tune with BSNL transfer policy. View letter
Free incoming voice calls to BSNL mobile subscribers while in national roaming:'BSNL Mobile Subscribers will be provided free incoming voice call facility while in national roaming initially for one year on Pan India basis. Free incoming voice calls while in national roaming will be implemented by creating STV/add-on of Rs. 101 (+/-3) under prepaid and postpaid mobile services. STVs/Add-on plans will be given notionally to all the BSNL mobile subscribers free of cost initially for a period of one year as a goodwill gesture.' Read More
Furnishing of ACR/APAR of JTO (T) for promotion to SDE (T) grade under 67% seniority quota:BSNL CO has circulated a list of 28 JTOs in respect of whom ACRs/APARs are not yet received in BSNL CO. View letter
Promotion and posting in DE/AGM grade:BSNL CO has issued orders retaining one executive upto 31.3.2016 and modifying the posting order in respect of another executive. View orders
Transfer and Postings in SDE (T) grade - Modification/Cancellation/Retention:BSNL CO has issued six separate orders modifying/cancelling its earlier orders and retaining some executives in parent circles upto 31.3.2016. View orders
BSNL Executive Promotion Policy - clarifications:BSNL CO has issued clarifications on specific issues raised by circles/units in respect of pay scale upgradation under EPP 2007, pointing to earlier instructions of BSNL, DoP&T and DP&AR. View letter
Requirement of APARs / shown certificate of all SDE(T) for considering them for promotion to next grade:'Initially, the ACR / APARS of all worklng SDEs, whose name is appearhg in senlorlty list 5, 6 & 7, are required for the period frord 2OO8-O9 to 2O13-14 along with disclosure certificate latest by 31-07-2015 for ensuing CPC for promotion to DE(T), as per their eligibility. Hence, the APARs of above period may be made available at CS to DIR (HR) office immediately.' Read More
BSNL to Launch Free Roaming From 15 June, 2015:'BSNL revenue grew by 2.1% in 2014-15reversing the trend of negative growth in previous years. BSNL added 47 lakh active subscribers and MTNL added 2.11 lakh subscribers in 2014-15 reversing the trend of negative growth in previous years.' Read More
Inter-circle transfer orders in SDE (T) grade:BSNL CO has issued own cost inter-circle transfer orders in SDE (T) grade. View orders
Tenure transfer orders in SDE (T) grade:BSNL CO has issued tenure transfer orders in SDE (T) grade. View orders
Income tax return forms to be made simpler:'The government drew flak from taxpayers after it introduced new forms in April that were 14-page-long and sought extensive details on foreign trips, bank balances and capital gains, making the process of filing returns tedious. From now on, taxpayers won’t have to disclose details of all foreign travel undertaken and expenses incurred but they will have to give their passport numbers in the revised I-T return form. The taxpayers won’t have to mention the balances in their bank accounts but will have to disclose all their accounts, a finance ministry statement said. With the e-filing return forms expected to be released only by the third week of June, the government also extended the last date for filing of returns to August end from July end.' Read More
Tenure transfer orders in DE/AGM grade:BSNL CO has issued tenure transfer orders in DE/AGM grade. View orders
Promotion to DGM (F) grade:BSNL CO has issued promotion and posting orders in DGM (F) grade. View orders
Regular promotion to CAO grade:BSNL CO has issued regular promotion orders in CAO grade. View orders
Regular promotion to DE/AGM grade:BSNL CO has issued regular promotion orders to DE/AGM grade for six executives with retrospective effect. View orders
Meeting with Sr.General Manager (Pers):GS met Sr.GM (Pers) today and thanked him for issue of retention orders in DE/AGM grade. He discussed about still left out requests, explaining the grounds and genuineness of the requests. Sr.GM (Pers) has noted down the names and has agreed to favourably consider the requests. GS also requested favourable consideration of retention requests in SDE (T) grade. Sr.GM (Pers) has assured that those cases will be taken up after considering the pending requests in AGM/DE grade.
Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:BSNL CO has issued tenure transfer orders in SDE (T) grade View orders
Rationalisation of DATA STV:BSNL CO has issued orders rationalising Data STVs under prepaid mobile services PAN India basis. View orders
Retention in parent circle on promotion as DE/AGM on regular basis:BSNL CO has issued four orders retaining 11 DEs/AGMs in their parent circle upto 31.3.2016, on their regular promotion. View orders
Retention in parent circle on promotion as DE/AGM on regular basis:BSNL CO has issued two orders retaining 10 DEs/AGMs in their parent circle on their regular promotion. View orders
Seniority List of Superintending Engineer (Civil):BSNL CO has circulated the seniority list of SEs (Civil) absorbed in BSNL, as on 31.3.2015. View list
Meeting with General Manager (FP):GS met GM (FP) on 22.5.2015 and discussed about promotion to DGM (F), CAO, AO grades. GM (FP) said that DPC has been completed in respect of promotion to DGM grade and orders are likely to be issued shortly. In respect of CAO and AO promotion he said that the process has been stopped due to court case. We requested him to approach the National Commission for Scheduled Castes for suitable advice. GM (FP) said SCT Cell has been addressed and all options will be examined.
Promotion to SDE (T) grade on the basis of LDCE held on 4.3.2012:BSNL CO has promoted and posted one JTO as SDE (T) on the basis of LDCE held on 4.3.2012. View orders
Transfer and Postings in SDE (civil) grade:BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in SDE (Civil) grade. View orders
Promotion to SDE (Electrical) - calling of Vigilance Clearance:BSNL CO has called for Vigilance clearance in respect of 33 JTOs (Electrical) for consideration for promotion to SDE (E) on regular basis. View letter
Submission of declaration of assets and liabilities by public servant under Lokpal Lokayukta Act, 2013:'It is to be noted that the last date for submission of declaratiom has been extended from 30h April 2015 to 15th October 2015 and revised form No II and IV as applicable is enclosed herewith.' Read More
Recruitment of Management Trainees (External) - Addendum to Annexure-A:BSNL CO has issued addendum to Annexure-A of the notification of recruitment of MT (External). View letter
Meeting called by Sr.General Manager (Pers):To discuss the various issues related to preparation of seniority list according to Para 206 in compliance with the direction by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, a meeting was called by the Sr. GM (Pers) with the representatives of various executives associations on 19.5.2015. GS represented AIBSNLOA in the meeting . DGM (Pers), AGM (Legal), AGM (DPC), DM (Legal) and DM (DPC) were also present. Sr.GM (Pers) explained about the court case, efforts made by personnel section for preparation of correct seniority list in accordance with Para 206 and submission of seniority list to the committee formed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court. We expressed our concern related to correctness of the seniority list. We told Sr.GM (Pers) that seniority list should be in accordance to the Eligibility list prepared by the DoT in year 1993, because it has names of all the officers who qualified TES Group B examination up to year 1991 and their eligibility list was prepared as per Rule 206 and the last promotion ordered on the basis of this eligibility list was issued in year 1998. Sr.GM (Pers) appreciated our views and told us that the seniority list submitted by the BSNL to the committee has been prepared in the same manner as we pointed out. Sr.GM(Pers) said that a considerable number of posts of DGMs are lying vacant and BSNL management could not give the promotion due to various cases pending in different courts. Now, the Management wanted to fill up these posts as per the seniority list prepared by the BSNL in compliance with the judgment given by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. He wanted to know the views of all the executive associations. We welcomed the move of Sr.GM (Pers) and assured him to extend our help for issue of the promotion order at the earliest. After detailed discussions Sr.GM(Pers) informed the meeting that Management will take a decision in this regard shortly.
Increase in Service Tax Rate from 12% to 14% with Effect from 1st June, 2015:In the Union Budget, 2015, an increase in the rate of Service Tax from 12% to 14% had been proposed from a date to be notified. The Finance Bill, 2015 has since been enacted and the Central Government has notified 1st June, 2015 as the date from which the rate of 14% would become applicable. The provisions levying Education Cess and Secondary and Higher Education Cess would also cease to have effect from same date i.e. 1st June, 2015, as the same would be subsumed in the service tax rate of 14%. Certain other changes have also been notified with effect from 1st June, 2015. However, the date of giving effect to the provisions relating to imposition of a Swachh Bharat cess on all or any taxable service will be done in due course.(PIB)
Request for Voluntary Retirement from Persons suffering with disability:DoPT had circulated a draft memorandum on the subject on 6.2.2015, which was published in this site on the same day. Now DoPT has issued a formal O.M. on the basis of the observations of Hon'ble Supreme Court of India in Bhagwan Dass & Anr Vs Punjab State Electricity Board (2008) 1 SCC 579, without much modifications over the draft memorandum. View O.M.
LTC to Home Town - clarification:DoPT has issued clarifications in respect of employees whose home town and place of posting is the same. View clarifications
Telecom Ministry seeks legal opinion on CAG report:'The Telecom Ministry has sought legal opinion on a CAG report that stated undue benefits were extended to companies including Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, RCom and Tata Teleservices on a number of issues, Reports PTI.' Read More
Meeting with DGM (Pers):GS met DGM (Pers) today and requested him for early consideration of pending requests for transfer and modification of posting orders. DGM (Pers) said that own request transfers will be ordered first and later modification/retention requests will be taken up. We also expressed concern over the delay in implementing revised pay scale for Rajbasha Adhikari grade. DGM (Pers) said that reply from DoT is still awaited. We requested him that a reminder may be sent to DoT and DGM (Pers) has agreed to do so.
BSNL 3G Unused Mobile Data now adds on Next Recharqe:This new facility of accumulation of unutilized balance data usage in BSNL Prepaid plans will also be applicable for all the customers of normal data STVs and longer validity BSNL 3G Data Plan Vouchers. As per the latest announcement of BSNL, this new facility (unused Mobile Data adds on next Recharge) will be applicable for all the GSM 2G / 3G prepaid mobile customers of all BSNL circles across India. Read More
Facility of unlimited free calls between 9 PM and 7 AM - Extension to all retail Broadband Combo Plans:BSNL CO has extended the additional facility of unlimited free calls between 9 PM to 7AM on landline & mobile of any network within India under all the “Retail” Broadband combo plans including circle specific BB Combo plans & those BB combo plans which were earlier withdrawn for new customers but still some customers are working in these plans, effective from 1.6.2015 in all circles. View letter
Meeting with Director (HR):GS along with AGS (HQ), OS (North) and CS BSNL CO Circle met Director (HR) and requested him to stop MT recruitment from outside and fill the external quota vacancies with available expertise within BSNL. Director (HR) said that notification has been issued and nothing can be done and suggested that we should allow young blood to be infused in BSNL. We contended that BSNL should have acted during the past 15 years when young blood was available and seeking to discard now the young blood infused during the past 15 years is not correct. We also pointed out that there are many lacunae that need to be filled in the notification. The notification does not mention the year of vacancy this recruitment pertains to. STS posts upto 2013-14 have already been filled on regular basis under seniority cum fitness quota and posts pertaining to 2014-15 are yet to be filled. It has not been mentioned whether the external recruitees will be junior to all those are working as regular STS as on date, as was mentioned in DGM Direct Recruitment. Inter-se-seniority among departmental promotees, internal candidates and external candidates was specified in the MTRR 2013, when the ratio for departmental promotees vs MT recruits was 50:50. After the ratio has been modified as 75:25 the method of fixing inter-se-seniority has not been specified. This is going to be a bone of contention resulting in court cases. We also mentioned that it is not clear whether pay protection will be given to the BSNL executives in higher pay scales if they are selected under external quota. Therefore we requested that the MT recruitment may be deferred till all these points are clarified. Director (HR) said that these will be clarified in the course of time and nobody should try to stall the process.
Transfer and Postings/retention in DE/AGM grade:BSNL CO has issued four separate orders of transfer and postings/retention in DE/AGM grade. View orders
Grant of age concession to the Persons with Disabilities suffering from (a) blindness or low vision, (b) hearing impairment and (c) locomotor disability or cerebral palsy for direct recruitment to civil posts/services under the Central Government:DoPT has circulated the draft O.M. on the above subject and has called for views/comments of all stake holders. Read More
Payment of Honorarium to Part-time Inquiry Officers and Presenting Officers:BSNL CO has endorsed DOPT letter dated 23-6-2014 clarifying that payment of Honorarium to IOs/POs for conducting inquiry in departmental proceedings would be outside the purview of general delegation under FR 46 B, which limits the maximum amount payable as honorarium to an individuall in a financial year to Rs.5000/-. View clarification
DoT failed to fine firms for violating tower radiation rules - CAG:'The Comptroller and Auditor General has pulled up DoT's vigilance arm of for failing to impose penalty to the tune of Rs 4,300 crore on telecom operators for violating mobile tower radiation rules. ' Read More
CAG pulls up DoT for favouring Reliance Communications, Tata Teleservices, others:'The national auditor has accused the telecom department (DoT) of giving "undue benefits" to four dual-technology operators - Reliance Communications, Tata Teleservices, Shyam Telelink and HFCL Infotel Ltd -- disregarding the recommendations of the sector regulator on computation of spectrum usage charges (SUC).' Read More
DoT move led to Rs 3,367-crore gain for Reliance Jio Infocomm, says CAG:'The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India, in its report submitted to Parliament Friday, said the telecom department (DoT) allowed Jio to migrate from just an internet service provider (ISP) to a full services provider, who could offer voice services, under a new license — Unified Licence (UL) — at a cost far lower than the market price prevalent in August 2013. "This migration, allowed at prices discovered in 2001, resulted in undue advantage of Rs 3,367.29 crore to Reliance Jio Infocomm (formerly Infotel)," the CAG said in the report.' Read More
CAG raps DoT vigilance arm for inaction against violators:'The CAG has pulled up the vigilance arm of the Department of Telecom (DoT) for not taking timely action on violation of rules by companies including Reliance Communications and Airtel.' Read More
Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:BSNL CO has issued two tenure transfer orders in SDE (T) grade. View orders
CHQ writes to CMD requesting abandoning the move for recrutiment of Management Trainees from outside:'We therefore request you to kindly consider the genuine concern raised by us in the background of the advantages listed out above and to cause cancellation of notification for recruitment from outside and to hold only the internal examination for filling up the entire 200 + 200 vacancies in Telecom Operations and Telecom Finance.' Read More
Meeting with CMD:GS along with OS (North), CS and CWC Member of BSNL CO circle met CMD on 7.5.2015, handed over CHQ's letter requesting abandoning of MT recruitment from outside and explained the concerns raised by us in the letter. CMD said that nothng can be done at this stage, since BSNL Board has already approved recruitment from outside and DoT representative in the Board will not agree to any change. We explained that the present notification has also many grey areas, like the vacancy year pertaining to which the notification has been made, what will be the method of fixation of inter-se-seniority between those promoted under seniority cum fitness quota, which is now 75% and those who are to be recruited under internal and external quota in the ramining 25%, what will be the pay of those who come out successful in the internal examination who are already drawing DGM scale (age limit for appearing in the examination being 50) etc. We expressed our concern that lack of clarity on these issues is likely to result in otherwise avoidable litigations. CMD wanted us to discuss these issues with Director (HR). We propose to meet Director (HR) and discuss these points.
CHQ writes to Sr.General Manager (Pers) on Declining of promotion – period of bar for subsequent promotion:'While issuing orders accepting foregoing of promotion to DE/AGM grade, BSNL CO has stipulated that these executives who had declined the promotion will not be promoted again for a period of one year w.e.f. the date of issuance of the order accepting the foregoing of promotion or next DPC whichever is later.' Read More
Meeting with General Manager (Pers):GS along with OS (North) and AGS (HQ) met GM (Pers) on 6.5.2015 and discussed the following:
(i) DE(T) to DGM(T) promotion :Explaining the details given in our letter, we requested GM (Pers) that action may be initiated to fill up around 800 DGMs posts lying vacant. GM(Pers) assured us that necessary action will be taken on our request. He appreciated our views and informed us that revised seniority lists in accordance to Para 206 have been prepared and submitted on 02.05.2015 to the committee formed by Hon'ble Supreme Court of India but the committee wants some more clarity in respect of the lists prepared by the BSNL. The committee has asked BSNL to remove all the shortcoming observed by it and to resubmit the lists on the date of next hearing on 22.5.15. After one more sitting, the committee will submit its report to Hon'ble Supreme Court of India. Once the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India approves the seniority lists, the process for holding DPC will commence to fill up the vacant DGM(T) posts.
(ii) SDE(T) to DE(T) promotion:We requested GM (Pers) for filling up posts in DE/AGM grade which have fallen vacant consequent to retirement, declining of promotion by a large number of executives and for filling up the posts being kept unfilled in order to accommodate untraceable executives. GM (Pers) assured us that he will examine our proposal and an early decision will be taken for filling up the vacant posts.
(iii) Consideration of requests for transfer, reallotment and permanent retention in DE/AGM grade:GM (Pers) informed us that he has asked for a list of all pending requests and he will give due consideration to the requests.
(iv) Declining of promotion - bar for further promotion:We argued that according to DoP&AR instructions, those who decline promotion will be debarred for a period of one year from the date of refusal of first promotion or till a next vacancy arises whichever is later. But BSNL letter says it will be for a period of one year from the date of acceptance of foregoing of promotion. We wanted suitable corrigendum to be issued. GM (Pers) has agreed to examine the matter.
BSNL services come under attack in Lok Sabha:'Members in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday came down heavily on BSNL for “poor” services across the country as the government defended the telecom operator saying it has been suffering since the days of UPA government.' Read More
Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:BSNL CO has issued tenure transfer orders in SDE (T) grade. View orders
Promotion from JTO (Civil) to SDE (Civil) grade:BSNL CO has issued promotion and posting orders in SDE (Civil) grade in respect of one JTO (Civil) notionally w.e.f.10.5.2010. View orders
Tenure transfers in DE/AGM grade:BSNL CO has issued tenure transfer orders in DE/AGM grade. View orders
CHQ writes to Sr.General Manager (Pers) requesting issue of promotion orders in STS (T) grade:'In accordance with Hon’ble Supreme Court of India judgment, Seniority lists 6 & 7 of SDEs (T) have been provisionally revised vide BSNL Lr.No.56-03/2015-Pers (DPC) dated 1.4.2015. Last date for communicating errors and omissions in the provisional lists has passed on 18.4.2015 and therefore final revised seniority lists are expected to be circulated shortly. Thus an obstacle for holding DPC for promotion to STS (T) will be removed.' Read More
CHQ writes to Sr.General Manager (Pers) requesting issue of promotion orders in DGM (T) grade:While we request you to kindly cause early issue of promotion orders to those DEs/AGMs who had qualified in 1985, we would also request you to kindly ensure that the process of holding DPC for promoting the executives who had qualified in the year 1987 is initiated immediately so that promotion orders can be issued in the near future. Read More
Issue of Government Displeasure etc - CVC advises branch offices not to recommend issue of warning/displeasure:'Such nature of advices are non-enforceable since it is legally not sustainable as it is not a statutory penalty under the applicable rules governing serving Government servants or retired Government servants.' Read More
Reservation for persons with disabilities - amendment in Para 14 and Para 15 (i) of DoP&T OM dated 29.12.2005:BSNL CO has circulated DoT, DPE and DoPT orders on the subject. View letter
Recruitment of Management Trainees (Telecom Operations & Telecom Finance) in BSNL from internal candidates:BSNL CO notified recruitment of 200 Management Trainees (150 Telecom Operations and 50 Telecom Finance) in BSNL from internal candidates, with written test to be held on 8.8.2015. View notification
Recruitment of Management Trainees (Telecom Operations & Telecom Finance) in BSNL from external candidates:BSNL CO notified recruitment of 200 Management Trainees (150 Telecom Operations and 50 Telecom Finance) in BSNL from external candidates, with written test to be held on 9.8.2015. View notification
Brief Note on the meeting of Forum with Secretary, DoT on 1.5.2015:As scheduled, all the constituents of joint forum attended the meeting with Secretary, DoT at 1700 Hrs of 1.5.2015. GS represented AIBSNLOA. In the two hours meeting, Forum presented its arguments in support of all the strike demands. DoT Secretary's response on important issues is reproduced below:
On Govt/ DoT support for revival of BSNL, Secretary DoT said that DoT will not extend any help to BSNL for purchase of equipments for expansion of network. Finance should be arranged by the BSNL on its own. The reasoning was that other telecom operators will definitely oppose any help by DoT, in the name of level playing field. Further the Secretary said that no soft loan as demanded by the Forum can be given by DoT to BSNL and BSNL should make its own arrangements by obtaining loan from banks. However in respect of Payments due to BSNL, it was informed by the Secretary DoT that USO subsidy for Rs. 1250 crores will soon be paid by DoT to BSNL and the file in this respect was under process. In respect of around Rs 6700 crores to be refunded in lieu of surrendered BWA spectrum it was said that this year the Government has made a provision for 800 crores only. However DoT is now taking up the matter with GOI for providing some more amount in this head so that more money may be refunded to BSNL. As far as the demand of return of Income Tax amount is concerned, it was assured by Secretary DoT that work is under progress and will be completed by 31st May 2015. It was also informed that out of Rs.20000 crores USO fund received, Rs.15800 crores has been paid to BSNL. However it will not be possible for DoT to pay any kind of subsidy to BSNL. For that, efforts should be made by BSNL only. DoT cannot differentiate between BSNL and other telecom service providers. Secretary DoT was very vocal that “BSNL services are not good, there is lot of call dropping problems and landlines are also not working properly. When BSNL says that BSNL have a workforce of more than 2 Lakhs employees then everybody is responsible for this. Unions / Associations should make efforts to educate their members and ask them to become customer friendly and give their best for improving the service conditions.”
In respect of automatic revision of pension whenever pay scales were revised, the Secretary DoT said that he will examine whether this can be taken up with the next Pay Revision Committee. In respect of fitment of 78.2 IDA merger for pensioners who retired between 1.1.2007 and 10.6.2013, secretary DoT said that some calculation work is in progress and soon afterwards it will be forwarded to Cabinet for its approval.
On the demand of pension contribution on the basis of actual pay drawn, it was assured by the Secretary DoT that he will get the issue re-examined and forward it to MOF for further action.
In respect of merger of BSNL and MTNL it was told by the secretary that whenever a decision is taken, HR issues will be addressed first before actual merger takes place.
On the issue of transfer of assets to BSNL, the Secretary DoT said that wherever property is in the name of DoT, 98 to 99 % assets will be transferred to BSNL but wherever title is not clear property will be kept by DoT. But efforts should be made by the respective circles for getting the property transferred in BSNL’s name.
On DoT's commitment made in the MoUs that Center/State governments and PSUs should give priority to BSNL for their telecom service requirements, Secretary DoT said that if BSNL services are improved all the departments and Ministries will prefer to take services from BSNL. Now it is mandatory for MPs to have services from BSNL/ MTNL only but they are also complaining that this restriction should be removed because they are not happy with BSNL services.