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22.12.2014:

DPE reply regarding 3rd Pay Revision Committee:

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

22.12.2014:

Promotion from JAO to AO grade:

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

19.12.2014:

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

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

19.12.2014:

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

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

18.12.2014:

AIBSNLOA CHENNAI TELEPHONES CIRCLE ADHOC BODY FORMED:

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

18.12.2014:

Meeting with General Manager (Admin):

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

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

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

2.Revision in rate of Mobile Phone:

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

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

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

18.12.2014:

Meeting with General Manager (Rectt):

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

18.12.2014:

Meeting with Executive director (CN):

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

1.Proposed Recruitment of MT by BSNL:

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

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

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

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

17.12.2014:

Special offers during the festival season under mobile services:

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

16.12.2014:

Regular promotion to the grade of DE/AGM:

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

16.12.2014:

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

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

15.12.2014:

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

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

15.12.2014:

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

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

15.12.2014:

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

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

15.12.2014:

Compassionate ground appointments - clarifications on change of procedure:

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

11.12.2014:

Modification in posting orders in DE/AGM grade:

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

10.12.2014:

Meeting with Sr.GM (Pers):

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

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

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

2. Recruitment of MT:

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

3. Promotion to DGM (T) grade:

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

10.12.2014:

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

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

10.12.2014:

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

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

10.12.2014:

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

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

10.12.2014:

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

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

08.12.2014:

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

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

08.12.2014:

Modification in posting orders in DE/AGM grade:

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

06.12.2014:

Meeting with GM (Establishment):

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

(1) Recruitment of MT (External):

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

(2) Amendments to JTO RR:

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

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

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

05.12.2014:

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

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

05.12.2014:

Amendment to CCS (Conduct) Rules 1964:

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

04.12.2014:

BSNL Transfer policy corrected upto 24.11.2014:

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

04.12.2014:

Pending court cases pertaining to Recruitment Branch, BSNL CO:

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

04.12.2014:

Payment of Death Gratuity to a minor:

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

03.12.2014:

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

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

03.12.2014:

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

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

03.12.2014:

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

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

03.12.2014:

Transfer and Posting in DGM (F) grade:

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

02.12.2014:

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

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

02.12.2014:

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

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

01.12.2014:

Transfer and Posting in EE (Civil) grade:

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

01.12.2014:

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

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

28.11.2014:

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

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

27.11.2014:

Meeting with GM (Restructuring):

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

27.11.2014:

BSNL offers innovative VAS (MSecure & My Moments):

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

27.11.2014:

Transfer and posting in CAO grade:

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

27.11.2014:

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

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

27.11.2014:

Tenure transfers in DE/AGM grade:

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

26.11.2014:

Meeting with GM (FP):

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

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

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

(2) JAO to AO Promotion:

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

(3) AO to CAO(Adhoc) promotion:

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

(4) Transfer Requests:

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

26.11.2014:

Promotion and posting in CAO (Regular) grade:

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

26.11.2014:

Transfer and Posting in SDE (E) grade:

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

25.11.2014:

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

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

25.11.2014:

Modification in posting orders in DE/AGM grade:

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

25.11.2014:

Modification in posting orders in DE/AGM grade:

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

25.11.2014:

Promotion to DGM (T) grade on regular basis:

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

25.11.2014:

Amendment to BSNL Employees Transfer Policy:

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

25.11.2014:

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

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

25.11.2014:

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

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

25.11.2014:

Tenure transfers in DGM (T) grade:

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

25.11.2014:

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

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

24.11.2014:

Modification in posting orders in DE/AGM grade:

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

21.11.2014:

Direct Recruitment of JAO through open competitive examination:

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

21.11.2014:

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

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

20.11.2014:

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

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

19.11.2014:

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

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

19.11.2014:

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

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

17.11.2014:

Posting of Government employees who have differently abled dependents:

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

17.11.2014:

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

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

17.11.2014:

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

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

17.11.2014:

Purchase of diaries:

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

17.11.2014:

Modification in posting orders of DE/AGM Regular:

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

17.11.2014:

Transfer of SDEs (T) to ITPC:

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

17.11.2014:

Inter-circle transfer in SDE (T) grade:

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

14.11.2014:

Meeting with Addl. GM (Pers):

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

14.11.2014:

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

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

14.11.2014:

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

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

13.11.2014:

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

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

13.11.2014:

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

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

13.11.2014:

LDCE for promotion to SDE (T) notified:

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

13.11.2014:

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

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

13.11.2014:

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

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

13.11.2014:

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

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

12.11.2014:

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

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

12.11.2014:

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

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

11.11.2014:

CCS (CCA) (Second Amendment) Rules 2014:

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

11.11.2014:

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

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

11.11.2014:

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

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

11.11.2014:

Regular promotion to DGM (F) grade:

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

11.11.2014:

Corrigendum to regular promotion to DE/AGM grade:

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

10.11.2014:

Retention in parent circle on promotion as DE Regular:

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

10.11.2014:

Modification in posting orders of DE Regular promotion:

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

07.11.2014:

Tenure transfer in SDE (T) grade:

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

07.11.2014:

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

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

05.11.2014:

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

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

05.11.2014:

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

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

05.11.2014:

Regular promotion to DE/AGM grade:

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

05.11.2014:

Tenure transfers in DE/AGM grade:

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

03.11.2014:

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

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

03.11.2014:

Revision in posting orders of DE Regular:

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

03.11.2014:

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

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

03.11.2014:

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

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

03.11.2014:

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

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

31.10.2014:

AIBSNLOA publishes BSNL Executive Diary - 2015:

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

31.10.2014:

Revision in posting orders of DE Regular:

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

31.10.2014:

Transfer and posting of Executive in Telecom Finance:

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

30.10.2014:

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

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

30.10.2014:

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

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

30.10.2014:

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

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

30.10.2014:

Regular promotion in CAO grade:

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

29.10.2014:

Meeting with GM (FP):

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

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

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

2. Promotion to CAO (Adhoc):

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

3. Promotion from JAO to AO:

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

29.10.2014:

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

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

28.10.2014:

Proforma promotion in the grade of SDE (Civil):

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

28.10.2014:

Regular promotion in the grade of DE/AGM:

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

28.10.2014:

Modification in promotion and posting order in DE Regular grade:

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

27.10.2014:

Meeting with Sr.GM (Pers):

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

27.10.2014:

Meeting with GM (SR):

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

27.10.2014:

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

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

24.10.2014:

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

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

22.10.2014:

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

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

22.10.2014:

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

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

22.10.2014:

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

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

22.10.2014:

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

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

22.10.2014:

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

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

20.10.2014:

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

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

20.10.2014:

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

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

18.10.2014:

Meeting with CMD:

GS met CMD yesterday and discussed the following:

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

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

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

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

17.10.2014:

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

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

17.10.2014:

Inter-circle transfer in SDE (T) grade:

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

15.10.2014:

Meeting with Sr. GM (Pers):

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

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

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

2. JTO to SDE promotion:

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

3. JAO to AO promotion:

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

15.10.2014:

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

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

15.10.2014:

Regular promotion to DE/AGM grade - vigilance clearance:

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

13.10.2014:

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

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

13.10.2014:

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

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

10.10.2014:

Revision of IDA w.e.f. 1.10.2014:

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

10.10.2014:

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

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

10.10.2014:

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

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

08.10.2014:

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

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

07.10.2014:

Calculation of Pension Contribution:

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

07.10.2014:

Tenure transfers in DE/AGM grade:

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

07.10.2014:

Regular Promotion in DE/AGM grade:

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

07.10.2014:

Regular Promotion in DE/AGM grade:

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

01.10.2014:

Compassionate Ground Appointments - Change of Procedure:

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

01.10.2014:

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

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