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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

30.09.2014:

Increase in IDA w.e.f. 1.10.2014:

According to calculations based on All India Consumer Price Index for June, July and August 2014, IDA is to increase by 6.9% w.e.f. 1.10.2014 from 91.3% to 98.2%

29.09.2014:

Meeting with Sr.General Manager (Pers):

GS met Sr.GM (Pers) today and discussed regarding revision in posting orders of the seniors executives and Lady executives of Chennai and Tamilnadu circles. Addl. GM (Pers) was present. GS handed over three separate letters regarding revision of posting orders in DE/AGM grade in respect of Tamilnadu Circle, Chennai Telephones and revision of posting orders in SDE grade. While agreeing to examine our requests, Sr.GM (Pers) once again cautioned us that we should not expect large number of modifications.

26.09.2014:

Meeting with Sr.General Manager (Pers):

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

1.Revision in posting orders of the seniors executives and Lady executives of Chennai and Tamilnadu circles:

We once again requested Sr.GM (Pers) to fill up atleast 50 % of available posts so that senior and lady executives can be accommodated in their parent circles. Sr.GM (Pers) said modified orders will be issued only in October and cautioned us that we should not expect large number of modifications. He said that consideration will be based on merits of each case.

2.Revision in transfer orders of SDEs who got their promotion through LDCE and posted in NE circles:

We requested Sr.GM (Pers) to consider the representations of those executives who were promoted from JTO to SDE through LDCE and posted in NE_I, Assam and NE-II circles and got retention upto 31.3.14 and now have requested permanent retention in their respective circles. We requested that they can be given further retention atleast upto 31st March 2015. Sr.GM (Pers) was not in favour of giving further extension.

3. Holding of DPC for promotion from JTO (T) to SDE (T):

We once again reiterated that in the absence of any sign of an early end to the court case, the only way out is to consider filing an IA, as was done in the "147 case" in Supreme Court, where the Supreme Court has directed that "promotions cannot be withheld for any long time awaiting the result of the court case." Sr.GM (Pers) agreed to get our suggestion examined early to bring an end to the stalemate.

26.09.2014:

BSNL selects key areas as it prepares for Digital India:

'"There are 3-4 areas where we are contributing for Digital India programme, like national optic fibre network (NOFN), providing wi-fi hotspots at commercial places, mobile wallet service under the Jan Dhan yojna and delivering m-governance services like digital mandi, kisan seva among others," BSNL Board Director(Consumer Mobility) Anupam Shrivastava told PTI.' Read More

26.09.2014:

Monitoring of Rule 8 transfer cases considered at circle level:

In order to monitor whether guidelines prescribed in transfer policy are being adhered to or not, BSNL CO has called for furnishing of reports by the circles on half yearly basis. View orders

26.09.2014:

Promotion to DE/AGM grade on regular basis:

BSNL CO has issued promotion and posting orders in DE/AGM grade on regular basis for 35 executives notionally w.e.f. 20.8.2014. View orders

26.09.2014:

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

BSNL CO has issued another corrigendum to the promotion and posting orders in DE/AGM grade on regular basis. View Corrigendum

25.09.2014:

Meeting with General Manager (FP):

GS met GM (FP) today and discussed the following issues. DGM (SEA) was also present.

(1) Promotion from JAO to AO :

GM (FP) informed us that work is in progress and hoped that promotion orders can be issued next week, if everything goes well [Later we have met CLO and have requested him to help early completion of the process].

(2) Promotion from CAO (Adhoc) to CAO (Regular):

GM (FP) informed us that VC in respect of 117 CAOs (Adhoc) are yet to be received.

(3) Promotion from DGM (Adhoc) to DGM (Regular):

GM (FP) informed us that CPC will be held on 30th September 2014.

(4) Individual requests for place of posting on promotion and request for retention on transfer:

We requested GM (FP) to favourably consider the representations of our members which we had handed over to him. He has agreed to consider them.

25.09.2014:

Minutes of 25th Meeting of SCOVA:

According to the minutes of the 25th meeting of SCOVA held on 5th September 2014, in respect of benefit of 78.2% IDA with basic pension to absorbed BSNL pensioners, DoE has intimated that they will send their comments to DoT within a week.

24.09.2014:

Action Plan for Swachh Bharat:

In accordance with the Prime Minster's call for Swachh Bharat, BSNL CO has instructed circles/units to administer 'Swachhta Shapath' on 2nd October 2014 and officers and officials to do 'Shram dan' by cleaning the respective Circle/SSA HQrs on 2nd October 2014. View orders

24.09.2014:

Allotment of staff quarters beyond the permissible period of 5 years to the spouse of the deceased employee:

BSNL CO has clarified that as per the modified policy for allotment of vacant quarters to retired employees of BSNL/DOT issued on 10.7.2013, this policy is not applicable to the family pensioners of BSNL deceased employees. View clarification

24.09.2014:

India creates history, reaches Mars orbit on maiden attempt:

India created history today, becoming the first country in the world to succeed on its first Mars mission when Isro's Mangalyaan slipped into Martian orbit after a few nail-biting moments. The country joined the United States, European Space Agency and the former Soviet Union in the elite club of Martian explorers with the Mars Orbiter Mission, affectionately called MOM. Mangalyaan, which relies on homegrown technology, is a remarkably low budget mission of about $75 million. NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution mission, or Maven, which reached its position around the Red Planet on Sunday has a price tag of $671 million - nearly nine times that of MOM's. India's feat gains significane in the light of the fact that more than half the world's previous attempts - 23 out of 41 Mars missions - have failed, including attempts by Japan in 1999 and China in 2011.

Let us congratulate the entire Team ISRO for its unparalleled achievement.

22.09.2014:

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

BSNL CO has issued promotion and posting orders in DE/AGM grade on regular basis for 2 executives notionally w.e.f. 16.8.2013. View orders

22.09.2014:

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

BSNL CO has issued promotion and posting orders in DE/AGM grade on regular basis for 112 executives notionally w.e.f. 20.8.2014. View orders

22.09.2014:

Corrigendum to promotion and posting orders in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued corrigendum to the promotion and posting orders in DE/AGM grade. View corrigendum

20.09.2014:

Status on Promotion from JAO to AO grade:

Although CMD is reported to have given his approval, some issues are said to be sorted out by the SCT Cell, before holding the DPC for promotion to AO grade.

20.09.2014:

Meeting with Sr. General Manager (Pers):

GS met Sr.GM (Pers) yesterday and discussed the following issues. Addl. GM (Pers) was also present.

1.Revision in posting orders of the seniors executives and Lady executives of Chennai and Tamilnadu circles:

Sr.GM (Pers) told us that any decision in this regard will be taken by the Management next week. Simultaneously he also informed us that only a few cases may be considered. It will not be possible to accommodate large number of executives in these circles because number of executives who got promotion in these two Circles is very high compared to other circles and already 70 -75 % posts in these circles have been filled up. However we once again requested him to fill up atleast 50 % of available posts and take an early decision so that the uncertainty among senior and lady executives comes to an end.

2.Revision in transfer orders of SDEs who got their promotion through LDCE and posted in NE circles:

We requested Sr.GM (Pers) to consider the representations of those executives who were promoted from JTO to SDE through LDCE and posted in NE_I, Assam and NE-II circles and got retention upto 31.3.14 and now have requested permanent retention in their respective circles. We explained that after STS promotion some SDE posts have been vacated in these circles and shortage in NE-I, NE-II and Assam Telecom Circles have now reduced. Hence, we have requested that these executives may be accommodated in their parent circles.

3. Fresh DPC from SDE to DE, for promoting all the remaining qualified SDEs of Seniority List 5:

We once again requested to Sr.GM (Pers) to consider our proposal for giving promotion to DE/AGM grade for the remaining 90 SDEs in seniority list 5. We have suggested that promotion may be given against the posts kept reserved for untraceable SDEs and against the posts which are still laying vacant because some of the executives were found not fit for promotion in the last DPC.

4.Promotion and posting of left out Executives as DE on regular basis:

We requested Sr.GM (Pers) for early issue of promotion orders to left out executives, for which approval has already been obtained from the CMD. Sr.GM (Pers) informed us that place of posting of these executives has been decided and promotion and posting orders for 112 executives will be issued on Monday.

19.09.2014:

Ravi Shankar Prasad asks Fin Min to hasten I-T refund to BSNL:

'Telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has exhorted the finance ministry to hasten a pending Rs 7,000-crore income tax refund to Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) in a bid to revive the struggling state-run telecom company before its proposed merger with Mahanagar Telephone Nigam (MTNL) next year.' Read More

17.09.2014:

Micromax announces strategic partnership with BSNL to drive data growth in India:

'“At Micromax, it has been our constant endeavor to understand the Indian consumers and come up with products and services which act as a solution for their needs. We are delighted to partner with BSNL, as this collaboration will be an excellent unification of BSNL’s offerings and Micromax’s design capability thus enabling millions of Indian consumers to enjoy seamless connectivity through data usage, affordable call rates and other VAS services,” said Vineet Taneja, Chief Executive Office, Micromax.' Read More

17.09.2014:

Promotion to Executive Engineer (E) grade on regular basis:

BSNL CO has issued promotion and posting orders in EE (E) grade on regular basis. View orders

16.09.2014:

CHQ writes to Sr.GM (Pers) regarding Permanent retention in Tamilnadu Circle – cases of Executives temporarily retained on their promotion as SDE under 33% competitive quota :

'We therefore request you to consider favourably the handful of pending representations for permanent retention in Tamilnadu circle, in view of the vacancies available now on promotion of SDEs to DE/AGM grade on regular basis.' Read More

16.09.2014:

Promotion to DE/AGM on regular basis - Pending Vigilance Clearance:

Circle Secretaries are requested to ensure that VCs in respect of these 73 executives are sent by the circles early. View list

16.09.2014:

Preparatory exercise for All India Eligibility List of JTO (T) for promotion under seniority quota for vacancies 2009-2010 onwards - Furnishing of grading particulars:

BSNL CO has circulated a list of 34 JTOs of AP and CHTD circles, whose names are not incorporated in the All India Eligibility List circulated on 30.10.2012. View letter

16.09.2014:

Preparatory exercise for All India Eligibility List of JTO (T) for promotion under seniority quota for vacancies 2009-2010 onwards - Furnishing of ACR and assessment report:

BSNL CO has circulated a list of 306 JTOs in respect of whom ACRs and Screening Committee report are yet to be received from the circles. View letter

15.09.2014:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi rolls back BSNL, MTNL merger:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided not to merge state-owned telecom firms MTNL and BSNL, a move that could well be termed as the first by the present NDA government to overturn a major decision of the previous UPA government. Sources in the government said that instead of infusing fresh capital or merging them to revive the cash-strapped and loss-making BSNL and MTNL, the PM has asked the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to consider a proposal for the outright purchase of the optic fibre cable (OFC) network of the former, which is the largest in the country. “Once owned by the DoT, the OFC network could be used for early rollout of the government’s ambitious ‘Digital India’ programme,” they added.(Deccan Chronicle)

15.09.2014:

Meeting with General Manager (FP):

GS along with Com.Swapan Bhattacharya, VP(CHQ) met GM (FP) today and discussed about

(1) Promotion from JAO to AO :

GM (FP) informed us that position is the same as it was 6-7 month back, but SEA cell was trying its best to get the permission from CMD to hold the DPC so that promotion may be given to the JAOs who are waiting for more than one year.

(2) Promotion from CAO (Adhoc) to CAO (Regular):

GM (FP) informed us that due to non availability of VC for more than 140 CAO (Adhoc) it has been not possible to hold the DPC. As soon as VC are received, DPC work will start.

(3) Promotion from DGM (Adhoc) to DGM (Regular):

GM (FP) informed us that work has already been started and may be completed within this month.

(4) PROMOTION FROM AO TO CAO (Adhoc):

GM(FP) informed us that approval for filling up of 238 vacancies of CAO (seniority cum fitness quota) on adhoc basis has been taken from CMD and that the work for holding DPC will start soon. We requested GM (FP) to make fresh efforts to secure approval from BSNL Board for diversion of 50% MT quota posts and filling them simultaneously, but without further delay in holding the DPC. GM (FP) assured that he would meet CMD today in this regard.

15.09.2014:

CHQ writes to Sr.GM (Pers) regarding Filling up the remaining vacancies in STS (T) grade - vacancies reserved for untraceable officers:

'Since no information has been received from field units regarding the whereabouts of the large number of remaining Executives, it can only be taken that these executives are presently not working in BSNL. Therefore, keeping posts vacant for them for a further period of time will not be a prudent decision.' Read More

15.09.2014:

Department of Telecom moves Supreme Court against TDSAT verdict on 3G roaming::

'Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal had overturned a government ban on offering 3G mobile services beyond their licensed zones through roaming pacts, saying that it was in national interest to allow better utilisation of scarce radio frequency.' Read More

15.09.2014:

Settlement of pensionary benefits - cases of DoT/BSNL pensioners:

As desired by DoT, BSNL has asked the circles/units to process pension cases of all officers/officials who are due for retirement in the next six months and forward to the CCA before 26.9.2014. View letter

15.09.2014:

BSNL-MTNL merger - Department of telecom weighing options:

'The telecom department (DoT) is considering either de-listing Mahanagar Telephone Nigam (MTNL) and then merging it into Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL), or listing the latter and finalising a merger swap ratio based on the valuation of the two state-run telecom companies, with the first being the more likely option, top government officials told ET.' Read More

12.09.2014:

AIBSNLOA presentation in the meeting of the sub group to study the issues of inter-se-seniority of the officers of both the CPSEs:

GS presented his views before the sub group, raising various questions to be answered before further discussing the issue and handed over a copy of the powerpoint presentation. View the Powerpoint presentation

12.09.2014:

Looking Beyond - Urban floods - lessons from Jammu & Kashmir:

'Dal lake, one of the world's largest natural lakes, covered an area of 75 sq km in 1200 AD. The lake area almost reduced to one-third in the eighties and has further reduced to one-sixth of its original size in the recent past. The lake has also lost almost 12 m of depth. "Massive encroachments and erection of many structures and hotels have led to the reduction in the size of the lake," says Manu Bhatnagar, principal advisor in the natural heritage division of the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), Delhi Chapter. INTACH's Jammu and Kashmir chapter had observed that construction in low-lying areas of Srinagar, especially along the banks of the Jhelum, had blocked discharge channels of the river almost five years ago.' Read More

12.09.2014:

Press Release - Free calls and SMS to BSNL customers in Srinagar area:

'In the hour of natural calamity faced in Srinagar area, BSNL has announced free telcom service to its mobile customers using the network in Srinagar area of J&K.' Read More

11.09.2014:

HR Integration of BSNL and MTNL - meeting of sub-group to study the issues of inter-se-seniority of the officers of both the CPSEs:

GS AIBSNLOA has been requested to attend the meeting of sub group to be held on 12.09.2014 at 8th Floor, Bharat Sanchar Bhavan from 1400 Hrs. onwards and submit our concerns/presentations/recommendations on the issue. View letter

11.09.2014:

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

BSNL CO has circulated the names of six executives in respect of whom fresh VC is required. View letter

11.09.2014:

Promotion to DGM (T) on regular basis:

BSNL CO has circulated the names of two executives in respect of whom APARs are still to be received. View letter

11.09.2014:

Preparatory work for ensuing CPC for promotion to DGM (T) on adhoc basis:

BSNL CO has circulated the list of 48 executives in respect of whom APAR/BBM are yet to be received. View letter

10.09.2014:

BSNL becomes lifeline of Kashmir; first network to start functioning during the flood:

'A friend in need is friend indeed. The government-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has proved to be the true friend of the people of Kashmir. In one of the worst floods that the valley has seen, BSNL was the first network to start functioning. Private networks like Airtel, Vodafone and Idea were also trying to resume their operations as the news appeared that the weather conditions had improved in the valley. However, it was more of a PR exercise rather that the solid work on the ground.' Read More

10.09.2014:

CHQ writes to Prime Minister requesting Constitution of Third Pay Revision Committee for Executives of Central Public Sector Enterprises:

'We would now like to lay emphasis on the fact that the Government of India, learning from the experiences of VI Central Pay Commission for revision of Pay Scales of Central Government Employees, where the report was submitted on 24.3.2008 and Government notification was done on 29.8.2008 but implementation of revised scales was done w.e.f. 1.1.2006, has this time set up the VII Central Pay Commission in advance on 4.2.2014 itself, while the next wage revision is due on 1.1.2016.' Read More

10.09.2014:

CHQ writes to CMD requesting introduction of additional insurance cover to the BSNL employees posted to and working in insurgency and terror prone areas :

'BSNL’s Group Saving Linked Life Insurance Scheme provides only cover against natural death and a double accident benefit in case of accidental death in which the claimant is to get twice the sum insured. But there is no cover provided for loss of life because of violent incidents/riots etc due to insurgency or counter-insurgency operations.' Read More

10.09.2014:

Meeting with CLO BSNL:

GS met CLO today and requested him to help in completion of CPC process for promotion in DE/AGM grade for the left out executives.

10.09.2014:

Meeting with Sr.GM (Pers):

GS and GS/SNEA together met Sr.GM (Pers) today and discussed about filling up of available vacancies to accommodate senior and lady executives belonging to Tamilnadu, Karnataka and Chennai Telephones Circles on their promotion to DE/AGM grade on regular basis. Sr.GM (Pers) reiterated his known stand that postings have been made in such a way to distribute shortages evenly among circles so that circles facing severe shortage in STS grade get some relief. He wanted us to request our members to go and join. He said that even if one change is made, it will have the consequence of more requests flooding Corporate Office. We insisted that we did not want individual consideration, but only wanted a policy decision to fill up atleast 50% of the still available vacancies in these circles, accommodating the executives purely on seniority basis and with due consideration for lady executives. Finally Sr.GM (Pers) has agreed to discuss the issue further with the CMD.

10.09.2014:

Telecom department rejects BSNL's plea for more compensation for services in Naxal areas:

'State-run BSNL had sought additional compensation equivalent to 16.5 per cent of the project cost to encourage its staff to work in hostile regions prone to left wing extremism. DoT has rejected BSNL's demand on grounds that "the upcoming mobile network assets created in these Naxal-hit regions would be vested with the staterun telco". The Cabinet, on DoT's recommendation, had last month approved the transfer of future mobile network assets created in India's Naxal-prone zones to BSNL for ensuring uninterrupted mobile coverage even after the government stopped supporting the project after 2019.' Read More

10.09.2014:

Tenure transfer in SDE (T) grade:

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

09.09.2014:

Amendment to Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the Limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Rules, 2014:

DoPT has issued notification amending Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the Limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Rules, 2014, substituting in rule 3, in the proviso to sub-rule (2), for the words “on or before the 15th day of September, 2014”, the words “on or before the 31st day of December, 2014” View notification

09.09.2014:

Regular promotion in the grade of DE/AGM:

BSNL CO has issued promotion and posting orders in the grade of DE/AGM on regular basis for 2 executives notionally w.e.f. 25.10.2013. View orders

08.09.2014:

Regular promotion in the grade of DE/AGM - Modification / Corrections:

BSNL CO has issued modifications / corrections to the promotion and posting orders in the grade of DE/AGM on regular basis issued on 20.08.2014. View orders

08.09.2014:

Telcos must keep rivalries out, says Ravi Shankar Prasad:

'BSNL was not a priority area for the previous government. It is very important that at least one public body is available to the government. We have not given any thought to the issue of merger. MTNL also needs to be improved.' Read More

08.09.2014:

MTNL keen to sell 50% in Millennium Telecom to BSNL:

'The proposal is aimed at unlocking cost-efficiencies since Millennium Telecom will have a negligible licence fee payout obligation to the government as it's not a licensed telecom operator. MTNL or BSNL will have to fork out 8 per cent of annual revenue generated from the Digital India project as licence fees if either of them participate directly.' Read More

05.09.2014:

Regular promotion in the grade of DE/AGM:

BSNL CO has issued promotion and posting orders in the grade of DE/AGM on regular basis for 46 executives notionally w.e.f. 20.08.2014. View orders

05.09.2014:

Regular promotion in the grade of DE/AGM:

BSNL CO has issued promotion and posting orders in the grade of DE/AGM on regular basis for 6 executives notionally w.e.f. 25.10.2013. View orders

05.09.2014:

Identification of sensitive/non-sensitive posts in Electrical Wing:

BSNL CO has furnished the list of sensitive/non-sensitive posts in respect of Electrical Wing. View letter

04.09.2014:

Meeting with CMD, Sr.GM (Pers), GM (SR) and Addl.GM (Pers):

GS, AGS (HQ), CHQ FS and Com. Badrinarayanan, ACS Chennai Telephones met Addl.GM (Pers) and GM (Pers) yesterday. Today they met GM (SR) and the CMD and reiterated our request for filling up available vacancies so that seniors and ladies can be accommodated in Tamilnadu Circle and Chennai Telephones on their regular promotion as DE/AGM. Sr.GM (Pers) stood his ground that these Executives have been posted to Circles where there is acute shortage in STS grade. He wanted us to convey his assurance that those who join will be given transfer back to their respective circles after two years or at the time of next CPC. GM (SR) understood and appreciated our points and agreed to talk to Sr.GM (Pers) for reconsideration of the issue. When we met CMD in the evening he said that he has spoken to all the CGMs to post those who are coming on promotion to their circles, at major stations having direct train connectivity. However he has agreed to get the issue examined again. We have requested him that atleast some vacancies can be filled up so as to accommodate the seniors and ladies.

03.09.2014:

Action Taken Report on the minutes of 24th meeting of scova (Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies):

In respect of 'Merger of 78.2% IDA with basic pension benefit to the absorbed BSNL pensioners', DoT has informed SCOVA that "Department of Expenditure had sought some more information/clarifications. Requisite information/clarifications were furnished to Department of Expenditure on 11.07.2014. The decision of Deptt. of Expenditure is awaited."

03.09.2014:

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

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

03.09.2014:

DoT sets June deadline for BSNL-MTNL merger:

'DoT has instructed the human resource managers at the two telecom PSUs to engage with employees and find a solution to their concerns. The HR department has been asked to submit a report by January. Consultations with the various employee unions will be held in March, according to the schedule prepared by the DoT. The timetable has been submitted to the Prime Minister’s Office.' Read More

02.09.2014:

Tenure transfer in DE/AGM grade:

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

02.09.2014:

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

BSNL CO has issued orders of promotion and postings in DE/AGM grade on regular basis for 29 left out executives. View orders

01.09.2014:

Meeting with Director (CFA) and Director (CM):

GS and AGS (HQ) met Director (CFA) and Director (CM) separately today and briefed them about the DE regular postings, where large number of Executives from Tamilnadu and Chennai Telephones have been posted outside their circles although a good number of vacancies existed in these circles. We explained to them that these two circles have been performing well achieving the targets and have been showing positive growth. Sending such a large number of executives out at this juncture will have a negative impact on the services. We emphasized that a portion of the vacancies could have been utilised to post the seniors and ladies. Both the Directors were in complete agreement with our contentions and have assured us that they will discuss the issue with CMD."

01.09.2014:

Issue of promotion and posting orders in DE/AGM grade for the left out executives:

The orders were not issued today as has been expected. GS pursued the matter during the entire after-noon. Orders will be issued tomorrow for 29 executives.

01.09.2014:

Digital India project could be a lifeline for MTNL, BSNL:

'The Digital India project, which aims at delivering the gamut of government services through cell phone applications, could provide a lifeline to struggling state-run telecom companies Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) by way of a near Rs 92,000 crore annual revenue opportunity by 2020.' Read More

01.09.2014:

Re-launch of BB plans “BBG Combo ULD 1445” and “BBG Combo ULD 2799” on promotional basis for 90 days in all Telecom Circles:

BSNL CO has relaunched BB plans “BBG Combo ULD 1445” and “BBG Combo ULD 2799” on promotional basis for a further period of 90 days in all Telecom Circles. View letter

01.09.2014:

Release of Pension and pensionary benefits in view of the judgment dated 14.8.2013 of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in the CA No.6770 of 2013 – State of Jharkhand & others vs Jitendrakumar Shrivastava & another.:

BSNL CO has clarified, in consultation with DoT and DoP&PW that the Supreme Court judgment dated 14.8.2013 is not applicable for government servants and BSNL absorbed employees who are covered under CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972. View clarification

01.09.2014:

Relieving of JTOs working on temporary transfer:

BSNL CO has asked all circles/units to ensure that JTOs/TTAs in respect of whom no approval for extension of temporary deputation/transfer has been issued by Corporate Office be relieved immediately. View letter

30.08.2014:

Meeting with Addl.GM (Pers):

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

(i) Delay in issue of orders of DE Regular promotion to left out cases:

We expressed our concern over the delay in issue of orders even after the approval by the CMD. Addl GM(Pers) told us that due to some technical reasons Pers I section could not issue the orders promoting 29 executives but assured us that orders will be issued on Monday i.e. on 1.9.2014.

(ii) Delay in promotion from JTO (T) to SDE (T) under 67% quota:

We requested Addl GM (Pers) to cause action to file appropriate application in Ernakulam CAT on the same lines as the IA that was filed in Hon'ble Supreme Court of India where the Hon'ble Court issued directions that promotions cannot be withheld for any long time awaiting the result of the court case. We also requested that a copy of the direction of Hon'ble Supreme court may be submitted along with the IA. Addl GM (Pers) said that he will discuss our suggestion with Sr.GM (Pers). We shall take up this issue further with the CMD.

29.08.2014:

PMO forwards CHQ letter to DoP&PW for appropriate action:

PMO has forwarded our letter dated 6.6.2014 on extension of the benefit of merger of 78.2% IDA to BSNL pensioners who retired on or before 9.6.2013 to DoP&PW for appropriate action. View PMO letter View CHQ letter dated 6.6.2014

29.08.2014:

Notification on amendment to CCS (Pension) Rules 1972:

DoP&PW has notified CCS (Pension) Fourth Amendment Rules 2014, which will come into force from the date of publication in the official Gazette. View notification

28.08.2014:

Message from CMD:

'Despite all efforts to avoid transfers during this promotion, redeployment and rebalancing of shortages in some areas has been inevitable. lt is hoped that our executives and staff associations would appreciate our compulsions and would bear the inconvenience.' Read More

28.08.2014:

Holding of LICE for promotion to PS grade under 33% quota in the field units of BSNL:

BSNL CO has notified holding of LICE on 31.11.2014 for promotion to PS grade under 33% quota in the field units of BSNL. View letter

28.08.2014:

Lokpal/Lokayuktas Act 2013 - submission of declaration of assets and liabilities by Public Servants for each year:

BSNL CO has circulated the instructions from DoT and DoP&T regarding submission of Annual Return by Public Servants as on 1st day of August 2014. View letter

28.08.2014:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

28.08.2014:

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

BSNL CO has called for VC and ACR in respect of 57 Executives for consideration for regular promotion to SDE (Civil) grade under seniority cum fitness quota. View letter

27.08.2014:

Meeting with CMD:

While handing over the letters regarding review of posting orders of Executives on promotion to DE/AGM grade on regular basis in respect of Tamilnadu Circle and Chennai Telephones District, we elaborately argued our case explaining the details of vacancy position mentioned in our letter and requested him to fill all the existing vacancies to accommodate the senior Executives. CMD has agreed to examine our request and has assured us that something will definitely be done, especially for seniors and ladies.

27.08.2014:

CHQ writes to CMD requesting review of posting orders of Executives on promotion to DE/AGM grade on regular basis – cases of Executives of Tamilnadu Circle who have been posted outside the circle:

'We therefore request you to kindly cause review of the issue by the Personnel Section taking into account the availability of 94 vacancies on date and 58 vacancies likely to be added due to promotion to DGM (Adhoc) and cause modification of the orders cited under reference by posting all these executives in Tamilnadu Circle.' Read More

27.08.2014:

CHQ writes to CMD requesting posting of executives in chennai:

'It is suggested that these 43 clear vacancy as on date, in the growth oriented metro of Chennai where performance of Chennai Executives has been showing a positive trend for the past two years, to be filled up strictly on seniority basis, which will also avoid any possible legal complications. The retention of about 43 Executives in Chennai on their promotion as DE-Regular will not only increase the morale of the Executives but also save a huge amount to the tune of about 70-80 Lakhs to our cash strapped company by way of avoiding expenses on Transfer Grant.' Read More

27.08.2014:

Address of Hon'ble MoC in the HOCC held on 21st and 22nd August 2014:

GM (Restg/WS&I) has requested us to give wide publicity among our members, the Video of Address of Hon'ble MoC in the HOCC held on 21st and 22nd August 2014. View letter

26.08.2014:

Provident Fund interest rates to remain at 8.75 percent:

Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) trustees on Tuesday decided to retain interest payment on provident fund deposits for 2014-15 at 8.75 per cent. "It has been decided to pay 8.75 per cent interest in the current fiscal," Central Provident Fund Commissioner (CPFC) K K Jalan told PTI after a meeting of the Central Board of Trustees (CBT), the apex decision making body of retirement fund body EPFO. The final notification for payment of the interest rate for the current fiscal year will be issued by the Finance Ministry later.

26.08.2014:

BSNL to lease 4,000 mobile towers to Reliance Jio:

'Reliance Jio Infocomm (RJIL) has signed a deal with state-owned telecom firm BSNL for leasing around 4,000 mobile towers. As per the deal, BSNL will be offering a base rate of Rs 38,000 per month for ground based towers ( GBT) and Rs 24,900 per month for rooftop based towers ( RBT).' Read More

26.08.2014:

TTA Recruitment Rules, 2014:

BSNL CO has circulated TTA RR 2014 approved by BSNL Board, subject to the final Organisational Structure and HR Plan to be approved by BSNL Board in future. View RR

26.08.2014:

Modification in guidelines in transfer to Soft Tenure areas in BSNL:

BSNL CO has issued modification in guidelines in transfer to Soft Tenure areas in BSNL. View letter

25.08.2014:

Preparatory work for ensuing CPC for promotion to DGM (T) on adhoc basis - non-receipt of ACR:

BSNL CO has list of Executives in respect of whom APAR/ACR have not yet been received. View list

24.08.2014:

Role of AIBSNLOA in regular promotion to DE/AGM grade:

AIBSNLOA initiated dialogue on holding CPC for filling up around 2500 STS (Telecom) posts in the month of March 2014 [ View posting dated 13.3.2014]. Initially Sr.GM (Pers) said that the process will depend on the outcome of the court case on seniority lists No.6 & 7. In April 2014 we spoke to the Addl GM (Pers) that there was no stay by any court which prevented Personnel section from holding the DPC. We were informed that there was a status quo order on the seniority of 147 Executives by Hon'ble Supreme court of India and there was no clarity as to whether these executives could be considered for further promotion. We were also informed that an IA will be filed to get direction before closing of Supreme Court for summer vacation [ View posting dated 24.4.2014]. Efforts were made by BSNL to have a special mention in the Supreme Court on 5th May 2014. But the IA was posted for hearing along with the SLP on 7th July 2014. Then, we met the Director (HR) and the Sr.GM (Pers) and requested that preparatory work for holding the CPC can commence so that orders could be issued once the court's decision is known [ View posting dated 2.5.2014]   [View posting dated 8.5.2014]. Our request was accepted and the preparatory work commenced immediately. Later we met the CMD and suggested that, promotion can be ordered either subject to the outcome of the court case or by reserving posts for the petitioners. CMD was in agreement with our suggestion and agreed to talk to the officers concerned[ View posting dated 28.5.2014]. We followed up our discussions with written correpondence [  View CHQ letter dated 23.4.2014    View CHQ letter dated 13.5.2014].We were meeting the officers concerned periodically afterwards requesting them to expedite the completion of preparatory work in time before the Supreme Court direction on the IA was available. On 7.7.2014, acceding to BSNL's prayer in its IA, Hon'ble Supreme Court allowed BSNL to promote the officers concerned, which will however be subject to its final verdict. In the last week of July, we met GM (SR) who is the Chairman of the CPC and requested him to cause holding of CPC including 2013-14 vacancies. GM (SR) agreed to explore the possibilities of inclusion without further delay in the process. From then on all concerned started putting in strenuous efforts in concluding the CPC before VC expired for a large number of executives under consideration for promotion. Finally orders were issued on 20th August 2014 for 2303 Executives. We are thankful to the CMD, Sr.GM (Pers), Addl GM (Pers), CLO and CVO for their resolve to see the list out early. We owe our special thanks to GM (SR), who is the Chairman of the CPC for agreeing to our suggestion to fill all the vacancies simultaneously and for ensuring that the CPC was held in time. We place on record with extreme gratitude the tireless work, which extended into the night on a few days, of the entire staff and Executives of DPC Cell. We are thankful to the staff and Executives of CVO, the CLO and the Personnel Section, but for whose hard work, the process would not have been completed smoothly.

We congratulate all the Executives who have been promoted as DE/AGM on regular basis.

21.08.2014:

Promotion to DE/AGM grade on regular basis:

BSNL CO has issued promotion and posting orders in DE/AGM grade on regular basis.   View File 1   View File 2   View File 3   View File 4   View File 5   View File 6   View File 7
  View Promotion list in Excel Format

20.08.2014:

Promotion to DE/AGM grade on regular basis:

CPC for promotion to DE/AGM grade for the years 2011-12 and 2012-13 was over yesterday. CPC for the year 2013-14 has also been completed today and promotion and posting orders in respect of all the three years together are expected to be issued today. [Total: 2305; OC - Upto Sen.No.19270; SC - Upto 23400; ST - Upto 30818.308]

20.08.2014:

CHQ writes to CMD BSNL requesting Posting of Executives in parent Circles on promotion to DE/AGM grade on regular basis:

'We therefore request that all the senior Executives from Karnataka, Tamilnadu and Chennai Telephones circles earlier promoted on adhoc basis as per the July 2013 CPC and either have been retained temporarily or have declined their adhoc promotion, may be posted to their parent Circles on promotion to DE/AGM on regular basis purely on the basis of seniority.' Read More

20.08.2014:

Inter-circle transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued transfer orders in SDE (T) grade from various circles to NCNGN circle. View Orders

19.08.2014:

Telecom PSUs headless, key posts vacant for months:

'Chiefs of several entities, including CMDs of MTNL and BSNL, are yet to be appointed despite the posts lying vacant for months. Many crucial positions also remain vacant within the department of telecom (DoT), mostly related to the important area of spectrum. ' Read More

18.08.2014:

Central Working Committee Meeting at Bhopal:

The Central Working Committee Meeting of AIBSNLOA was held at Bhopal on 16th August 2014. The meeting commenced with hoisting of AIBSNLOA flag by Com.V.P.Arya, former GS. Com.R.K.Narang, CS, MP Circle welcomed the participants. After the opening remarks by Com.K.Balasubramanian, CHQ President, GS gave a brief about the developments that happened during the past one and a half months in respect of Membership Verification. It was followed by Circle Secretaries' report. In the noon, a colourful open session was held with senior officers of the MP Circle present in the dais as well as in the front row. After Presidential address by CHQ President and Key Note address by the GS, Circle Secretaries of SNEA and AIBSNLEA felicitated the meeting. Dr.Mahesh Shukla, Sr.GMTD Bhopal and Shri Prakash Ballal Sr GM (HR/Admn), o/o the CGMT Bhopal addressed the session. All the senior officers present, Circle Secretaries of SNEA, AIBSNLEA & SEWA BSNL and Com.Rajput, former CS TESA, MP Circle were presented with mementos. Com.P.K.Jha, CFS MP Circle did the anchoring. All the participants lauded the efforts taken by MP Circle for holding the CWC at short notice and for the wonderful arrangements that had been made. The CWC deliberated at length on the issue of membership verification, with particular reference to offer of support to AIBSNLOA and appeal for support from AIBSNLOA from various associations. Some circles wanted to consult their CEC before forming any opinion. CHQ will take a stand after obtaining opinion from these circles as well as from the circles which could not participate in the CWC. View the photos

14.08.2014:

67 years after - 'Tryst with Destiny' Speech:

'That future is not one of ease or resting but of incessant striving so that we may fulfil the pledges we have so often taken and the one we shall take today. ' Read More

13.08.2014:

CHQ writes to CMD BSNL in respect of release of promotion orders for DE Regular:

'We once again request you to kindly intervene and direct the officers concerned that no discrepancy is noticed in the proposed order and strict seniority is maintained with regard to allotment of parent circle on promotion. We also request you to sympathetically consider the Executives who were struck off from the rolls of Chennai on 31st July 2014 but are quite senior in the list under the zone of consideration for regular DPC and direct our personnel section to issue orders re-allotting them to Chennai Telephones District thereby ensuring justice and fair treatment to the seniors is extended.' Read More

13.08.2014:

CHQ writes to Sr.GM (Pers) regarding promotion to SDE (T) under seniority cum fitness quota:

'We therefore request you to cause filing of a similar affidavit in the High Court of Kerala, seeking a decision allowing promotion to SDE grade under 67% seniority cum fitness quota, subject to final outcome of the case in Kerala High Court, so that orders on JTO to SDE promotion can be issued at the earliest.' Read More

12.08.2014:

Promotion to DE grade on regular basis - names of untraceable Executives:

We are again uploading the list of untraceable Executives eligible for promotion to DE grade on regular basis, with a request to Circle Secretaries as well as all visitors of this site to completely go through the list and if name of any Executive known to them is spotted, to inform immediately through email: gsaibsnloa@gmail.com and/or the mobile number:9868210449, regarding their present place/circle of posting. Let the names of eligible Executives be not left out merely because their present place/circle of posting is not known. View list

12.08.2014:

Supreme Court dismisses SLP regarding TES Group B seniority lists 6 & 7:

After final hearing today, Hon'ble Supreme Court of India is reported to have dismissed BSNL's Special Leave Petition against the judgment of Maharashtra High Court.

12.08.2014:

Government may extend MTNL's 'Navratna' status by a year:

'The panel also discussed MTNL's Navratna status vis-a-vis its market position as the PSU is listed on the BSE and officials fear that not extending the status could adversely impact its position in the market, they added. ' Read More

12.08.2014:

Tariff book for CFA products:

BSNL has circulated the Tariff Book for CFA products updated upto 31.7.2014. View Tariff card

12.08.2014:

Further revision of honorarium for setting up question papers / Evaluation of answer books and other examination related activities:

BSNL CO has issued orders further revising honorarium for setting up question papers / Evaluation of answer books and other examination related activities. View orders

12.08.2014:

Reimbursement of examination fees:

PGM (Electrical), BSNL CO has approved reimbursement of examination fee of Rs.10500 each to 23 Executives of Electrical wing who appeared in the National Certificate Examination for Energy Auditor/Energy Manager conducted by Bureau of Energy Efficiency as self sponsored candidate and declared successful. View letter

11.08.2014:

Gross revenue of 22 telecom operators drop in Oct-Dec FY14:

'Gross revenue of 22 telecom operators, including Bharti Airtel, RCom, BSNL and Tata Teleservices, declined in October-December quarter of 2013 compared to the previous quarter, government said today. However, 39 operators, including Vodafone, Idea Cellular, SSTL and Aircel, saw a rise in gross revenue in the quarter, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said in a written reply to Lok Sabha.' Read More

08.08.2014:

Status of promotion to various grades:


1. JTO to SDE promotion under seniority cum fitness quota is still hanging in the balance as the next hearing in Ernakulam CAT has been posted to 23rd August 2014.
2.CPC for promotion to DE Regular is likely to be held next week and orders will be issued thereafter for vacancies pertaining to years 2011-12 and 2012-13. CPC for remaining vacancies, both for DE Regular and DE (Adhoc) will be held afterwards.
3.The process for holding CPC for promotion to DGM (T) on adhoc basis is still in the initial stages.
4.CPC for promotion from DGM (T) (Adhoc) to DGM (T) on regular basis has been completed. Orders are expected to be issued next week.
5. Preparatory work for promotion from JAO to AO grade is in progress but DPC can be held only after the disposal of the case in Punjab/Chandigarh CAT.
6. Promotion to CAO grade will not be held now due to availability of only a few vacancies. Diversion of posts from MT quota has met a road block reportedly being not approved in the meeting of BSNL Board last week due to some queries raised by DoT.

08.08.2014:

Government to give full support for BSNL's revival - Ravi Shankar Prasasd:

'Prasad said BSNL slipped because of "inadequate investment in infrastructure expansion in recent years leading to delay in expansion of mobile network" and the company was also made to pay "market rate (of Rs 18,500.38 crore) for both 3G and broadband wireless access (BWA) spectrum".' Read More

08.08.2014:

Promotional offers during the festival season under mobile services:

BSNL has launched promotional offers on the occasion of Independence day/Festive season w.e.f 14.08.2014 for a period of 90 days under mobile services. View letter

08.08.2014:

Request transfers and long stay transfers in AO grade:

BSNL has issued orders of Request transfers and long stay transfers in AO grade. View orders

08.08.2014:

Transfer and Posting/cancellation/reallotment/retention in AO/Sr.AO grade:

BSNL has issued orders of transfer and postings/cancellation/reallotment/retention in AO/Sr.AO grade. View orders

07.08.2014:

Outsourcing of wireeline Broadband services (provisioning and maintenance) :

'Performance of those circles, who have outsourced Wireline broadband services (Provisioning and maintenance) has been analysed with the feedback/information furnished by them and following observations are noted: i)The customer satisfaction and reduction in fault rate does not appear tenable as the circles who have entered into maintenance contract have registered negative growth for BB connections. ii) The cost benefit analysis furnished by the field units is also not satisfactory.' Read More

07.08.2014:

Transfer and Posting in SDE (E) grade:

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

06.08.2014:

DoT slams CAG, defends licence given to Reliance Jio:

'The department said the CAG's observations, in effect, challenged the decision-making powers of various government organs and the authority vested under the rules of business with the telecom minister.' Read More

06.08.2014:

BSNL introduces new pre-paid plans with more talk time & always full talk value on TOP-Up recharge:

BSNL has issued a Press Release announcing introduction of new pre-paid plans with more talk time & always full talk value on TOP-Up recharge, effective from 1.8.2014. View letter

05.08.2014:

Formation of a committee to explore the possibility of setting up of a company funded by Maharatna and other CPSEs to administer and manage sick cpses which may be revived:

'It has been decided to set up a committee to examine holistically this proposal.' Read More

05.08.2014:

Tenure transfer in SDE (T) grade:

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

04.08.2014:

Meeting with CMD:

GS and AGS (HQ) met CMD today and brought to his notice the sudden and unexpected orders by CGM Chennai Telephones, issued after office hours on 31.7.2014, relieving with immediate effect all the Executives who were expecting favourable decision regarding their retention. No time was given even for making over and their names were unceremoniously removed from HRMS. We requested him to intervene and to direct the authorities to grant time till 31st August 2014. After some discussions, CMD agreed to talk to Sr.GM (Pers) on this. GS and AGS (HQ) then met Addl.GM (Pers) since Sr.GM (Pers) was not available. Addl.GM (Pers) said he will discuss the issue with Sr.GM (Pers). We shall meet Sr.GM (Pers) tomorrow.

04.08.2014:

Home ministry calls for re-imposition of 74% FDI cap in telecom companies:

'The call for a return to 74% foreign ownership is on the grounds that "telecom is a very sensitive sector" and "higher ownership would exacerbate the problem" as security issues relating to "remote access and encryption remain, and are of increasing concern". If the government heeds the ministry's warning, Telenor and Sistema's push towards full ownership in their local units could face roadblocks.' Read More

04.08.2014:

Tenure transfer in SDE (T) grade:

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

03.08.2014:

CAG has questioned how Axis Bank gave a guarantee of Rs252.50 crore to Infotel Broadband, which had a net-worth of Rs2.5 crore, without any margin money. Will RBI show some interest now?:

'The DoT failed to rigging of the auction right from the beginning, when the auction documents and the Earnest Money Deposit (EMD) of Rs252.50 crore was paid by a small ISP through the covert and overt assistance of a third party/ private bank. This small ISP (Infotel) ended up bidding Rs12,847.77 crore (5,000 times of its net-worth) for Pan India spectrum and then ended up being sold on the day of completion of the auction, indicating Infotel Broadband's collusion and sharing of confidential information with a third party, in violation of Auction Conditions/Rules. Neither the top management of the DoT nor important committees like the application screening committee (ASC), Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) and Committee of Secrataries (CoS) could detect the tell-tale signs of collusion and sharing of confidential information by the biggest bidder, a tiny ISP. The government should get the matter investigated even at this juncture, fix responsibilities on the bidders that violated the auction conditions/rules prescribed in the notice inviting application (NIA) and cancel the allotment of the BWA spectrum along with exemplary punishment for the colluding firms."' Read More

03.08.2014:

'UPA reduced Rs 600 penalty of telcos to Rs 5 core - CAG:

The federal auditor has, however, rejected the ministry claims. "Treating the act of M/s RCL and M/s RTL of unilaterally switching off the radiating BTSs in an arbitrary manner as mere interruption of services under clauses 2.3 and 2.4 of USOF Agreement by the Ministry instead of as violation of terms and conditions of the UASL Agreement under clause 10.2 (ii) was unjustified," the audit has said.' Read More

01.08.2014:

Tenure transfer in DE/AGM grade:

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

31.07.2014:

Meeting with Sr.General Manager (Pers):

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

1.Retention in parent circle on promotion to DE Adhoc:

Sr.GM (Pers) said that the relieving orders were issued after BSNL was asked to file an affidavit in a court case in Chennai, where retention of junior executives in Chennai on promotion has been questioned by senior executives posted to other circles and had declined promotion.

2.JTO to SDE promotion under seniority cum fitness quota:

We expressed our serious concern that the promotion is being delayed due to prolonging court case and requested Sr.GM (Pers) to make serious efforts to secure an early decision from the court. Sr.GM (Pes) said that all efforts are already being made with all seriousness.

3. Promotion to DE on Regular basis:

Sr.GM (Pers) informed us that APAR of 1400 executives are complete in all respects and remaining are being examined and that there is good progress in the preparatory work.

4.Proper implementation of Transfer Policy:

We expressed concern that the case relating to West Bengal/CTD is yet to be settled. Sr.GM (Pers) said that Corporate Office has already written to the Circle that stay in Kolkata under West Bengal Circle alone can be counted along with stay in Kolkata under CTD for arriving at long stay and compliance is awaited.

31.07.2014:

Implementation of fair usage policy on office service Broadband connections:

BSNL CO has decided to implement Fair Usage Policy on office service Broadband connections, restricting the speed to 2 Mbps upto 2 GB (upload/download) and 256 Kbps thereafter. View letter

31.07.2014:

Transfer and Posting in Executive Engineer (Electrical) grade:

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

30.07.2014:

Encashment of Earned Leave at the time of availing LTC by Government Servants on deemed deputation to BSNL:

BSNL CO has circulated the clarification issued by DoP&T that the liability for leave encashment in question logically rests with the borrowing authority, BSNL. View letter

30.07.2014:

Preparatory work for DE Regular Promotion - ACR/APAR of untraceable officers:

BSNL CO has issued III Reminder in respect of ACR/APAR of untraceable officers. View letter

25.07.2014:

Looking Beyond - The solution to India’s onion price inflation is an obvious one. Hint: it’s not the hoarders:

'Each state has its own version of the model Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee Act (APMC Act). This determines the market structure—who can buy and sell to whom, where, when and the charges and taxes to be paid at each stage—which has created the onion supply chain as we know it. About 97% of the country’s onion harvest is sold in 50 major onion market yards, regulated under the APMC Act. And it’s because of this law that India’s onion farmer gets a poor price for his produce even as consumers pay a high price.' Read More

24.07.2014:

Setback to govt e-services project; BSNL reluctant to lease out dark fibre:

'BSNL could not be reached immediately for comment but DoT insiders familiar with the matter said the telco is averse to leasing its unused fibre on grounds that it needs spare bandwidth for ensuring uninterrupted telecom coverage in remote areas and for its own network expansion needs.' Read More

24.07.2014:

Preparotory exercise for DPC under seniority quoto - Furnishing current vigilance status:

BSNL CO has called for fresh vigilance status of the eligible JTOs as per All lndia Eligibiliiy List circulated on 30.10.2012 to keep ready all the relevant inputs required to conduct Seniority quoto promotion from JTO(T) to SDE(T). View letter

24.07.2014:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

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

23.07.2014:

Recommendations of Deloitte Consultants for revial of BSNL:

BSNL had, in December 2013, appointed Deloitte to craft a detailed revival plan for it. Deloitte has now submitted its detailed recommendations.  View Major Recommendations
View Recommendations on Area Office Concept
View Recommendations on Staffing Norms, Additional Skills, Career Progression
View Recommendations on Executive Man Power
View Recommendations on Non-executive Man Power

23.07.2014:

Preparatory work for promotion to AGM/DE(T) on regular basis and requirement of ACRs:

BSNL CO has circulated the list of Executives in respect of whom ACRs are yet to be received/incomplete, for consideration for promotion to DE Regular.  View letter

22.07.2014:

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

'Regarding pay fixation on promotion, the CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 provides that, "One increment equal to 3% of the sum of the pay in the pay band and the existing grade pay will be computed and rounded off to the next multiple of 10". But the DPE letter says "One notional increment equal to the increment being drawn by the executive in the pay scale, before such promotion would be granted and pay fixed in the promoted pay scale and rounded off to the next multiple of Rs.10."'  Read More

22.07.2014:

PMO forwards our letter to DoT for appropriate action:

Prime Minister's Office has forwarded CHQ letter dated 2.6.2014 addressed to Prime Minister of India, to DoT for appropriate action.  View letter

22.07.2014:

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Inter-circle transfer in SDE (TF) grade:

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

21.07.2014:

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 24.7.2014.  View letter

21.07.2014:

Introduction of Promotional STD STVs under prepaid mobile services:

BSNL has introduced Promotional STD STVs under prepaid mobile services for 90 days w.e.f. 1.8.2014.  View letter

21.07.2014:

Confirmation of Direct Recruit DGM:

BSNL CO has issued orders confirming four DR DGMs on successful completion of 2 years probation.  View orders

19.07.2014:

AIBSNLOA CWC Meeting at Bhopal notified:

Formal notification for conduct of CWC Meeting of AIBSNLOA at Bhopal on 16th August 2014 has been issued.  View notification

18.07.2014:

Meeting with CMD:

We met CMD today and requested his intervention in respect of orders issued by Pers-I section where instructions have been issued for relieving of all the executives, who were promoted last year in July 2013 and were retained in their respective circles upto 31.3.2014. We requested CMD that relieving of theses officers may be deferred till the issue of STS Regular promotion orders for which CPC is likely to be held in a month or two. We submitted that work has already begun after getting direction from Hon'ble Supreme court for filling the STS regular posts for vacancy years 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14. We said that after filling all the posts of STS in these circles i.e. Chennai and Tamilnadu, executives found to be in excess may be posted outside the circles. CMD said that all the posts in these circles cannot be filled and that some posts will be kept vacant giving importance to other circles where more number of posts are lying vacant. However he assured us that he will have a re-look into the issue and will take appropriate action. We also discussed about JTO (T) to SDE (T) promotion and requested him to make all efforts for getting an early decision of the court. We also requested that finalisation of E2 and E3 scale for JTO/ JAO and SDE/AO should be done immediately, since DPE has not agreed to BSNL proposal to introduce E1A and E2A scales. CMD told us that case is pending with DoT and no communication has been received from DoT till date. He assured us that a final decision will be taken after a decision from DoT is received.

18.07.2014:

CHQ writes to CMD regarding retention of Executives promoted as DE – case of Chennai Telephones and Tamilnadu Circles:

'We recollect the discussions with you on 2.5.2014, when you were Director (HR), wherein you were kind enough to empathise with these executives, saying that you did not want them to be disturbed.'  Read More

17.07.2014:

Modification in circle of posting on promotion as DE Adhoc:

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

16.07.2014:

Timely and expeditious disposal of pension cases:

DoT has pointed out that delay in settlement of pension cases not only results in a feeling of dissatisfaction and harassment among employees of BSNL but at the same time such cases are potential court cases.  Read More

15.07.2014:

AIBSNLOA SUBMITS APPLICATION FOR PARTICIPATION IN MEMBERSHIP VERIFICATION:

AIBSNLOA has today submitted the application for participation in the membership verification of BSNL Executive Associations.

15.07.2014:

CHQ writes to CMD BSNL reiterating its earlier arguments regarding grant of E2 and E3 scales for JTO and SDE and equivalent cadres:

'We had also time and again pointed out that Department of Public Enterprises, in its O M No. 2(70)/08-DPE(WC)-GLVA/09 dated O2.04.2009 (vide Para 2.vi), had clearly instructed against introduction of any intermediary scales and further asserted that "If there has been any aberrations, they need to be corrected."'  Read More

15.07.2014:

BSNL (REA) Rules - stay on clause 5 (1):

BSNL CO has conveyed the decision of Hon'ble High Court of Karnataka staying clause 5 (1) of BSNL (REA) Rules for one month. [Clause 5 (1): The Association shall be registered with the Registrar of Societies with its constitution/Memorandum of Association duly approved by the Registrar. Similarly, any amendment in their constitution/Memorandum of Association shall require approval of the Registrar of Societies.]  View letter

15.07.2014:

Preparatory work for promotion to DE/AGM on regular basis - VC pending:

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

14.07.2014:

Looking Beyond - First, give the patient right to know:

'In many of our five-star corporate hospitals, where the main motive seems to be profit for the shareholders, there is an institutionalised system of so-called “facilitation charges” or fees for “diagnostic help” given to the physicians who refer patients regularly and for expensive procedures like organ transplants, which may reach Rs1-2 lakh. The senior doctors, we are told, whose pay is in astronomical figures, are visited by neophyte financial experts at the end of every month with sheaves of financial data and asked to justify whether they deserve the salaries [they] are being paid, especially when the revenue they have generated for the hospital from investigations and operations falls short of certain set goals.'  Read More

14.07.2014:

Retention of DE/AGM in parent circle on promotion:

BSNL CO has issued orders retaining one executive in his parent circle upto 31.10.2014.  View orders

12.07.2014:

CWC Meeting at Bhopal:

Central Working Committee Meeting of AIBSNLOA will be held at Bhopal on 16th August 2014. Formal notification will be issued in a day or two. All CHQ office-bearers, Circle Presidents, Circle Secretaries and CWC Members may book journey tickets immediately.

11.07.2014:

Looking after arrangement in Electrical wing:

BSNL CO has given instructions that looking after arrangement in the grade of SDE (E)/EE (E) are to be made on stand alone basis and not on combined basis.  View letter

11.07.2014:

Preparatory work for promotion to AGM/DE(T) on regular basis and requirement of ACRs:

BSNL CO has circulated a list of Executives whose ACR/APAR have not yet been received by DPC Cell.  View letter

11.07.2014:

Retention of DE/AGM in parent circle on promotion:

BSNL CO has issued orders retaining one executive in his parent circle upto 31.12.2014.  View orders

10.07.2014:

Meeting with GM (FP):

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

1. Promotion from JAO to AO:

GM (FP) said ACR/APAR have been received from most of the circles and efforts are being taken to get them from remaining circles. DPC will be then held for promoting around 1600 JAOs.

2.Promotion from AO to CAO:

GM (FP) said that BSNL Board is yet to approve diversion of MT quota vacancies, as has been done in respect of Telecom Operation stream.

3. Regular promotion to CAO and DGM grades: GM (FP) informed us that the work is in progress.

10.07.2014:

Meeting with Addl GM (Pers):

GS yesterday met Addl GM (Pers) and requested him to expedite holding of CPC for promotion to STS Telecom on regular basis, in view of Hon'ble Supreme Court allowing BSNL to grant promotion subject to final verdic of the court. Addl GM (Pers) said that work is in progress and will be completed at the earliest.

10.07.2014:

Personal Tax Exemption Limit Raised by Rs. 50,000/- ; No Change in the Rate of Surcharge:

'The General Budget 2014-15 presented by the Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley has raised the personal income-tax exemption limit by Rs. 50,000/- that is, from Rs. 2 lakh to Rs. 2.5 lakh in the case of individual taxpayers, below the age of 60 years. Exemption limit raised from Rs. 2.5 lakh to Rs. 3 lakh in the case of senior citizens. However there is no change in the rate of surcharge either for the corporates or the individuals, HUFs, firms etc. The budget proposes to continue education cess at 3 percent. Investment limit under section 80C of the Income-tax Act has also been raised from Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. 1.5 lakh and Deduction limit on account of interest on loan in respect of self occupied house property raised from Rs.1.5 lakh to Rs.2 lakh.'  Read More

10.07.2014:

Government announces raising of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Select Sectors:

Government has announced several steps to promote Foreign Direct Investment(FDI) selectively in sectors where it helps the larger interest of the Indian economy. Announcing this during his maiden Budget Speech in the Lok Sabha today, the Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley said that composite cap of foreign exchange is being raised from the existing 26 per cent FDI to 49 per cent in defence manufacturing with full Indian management and control through the FIPB route. The composite cap in the insurance sector is being increased upto 49 per cent from the current level of 26 per cent with full Indian management and control through the FIPB route. Announcing this, Shri Jaitley said that the insurance sector is investment starved and several sectors of the insurance sector need an expansion.(PIB)

10.07.2014:

Matters regarding furnishing of stay particulars of SDE (T):

BSNL CO wants Copy of the updated Career History downloaded from the HR Package in respect of such officers to be supplied in support of the long stay shown.  View letter

10.07.2014:

Rationalisation of tariff under pre-paid mobile services:

BSNL has rationalised tariff under prepaid mobile services, effective from 1.8.2014.  View orders

10.07.2014:

Promotion in the grade of EE (Civil):

BSNL CO has issued promotion orders in EE (Civil) grade on regular basis.  View orders

09.07.2014:

Increase in IDA w.e.f. 1.7.2014:

BSNL has endorsed DPE orders revising IDA from 88.4% to 91.3% w.e.f.1.7.2014.  View orders

09.07.2014:

Promotion and posting and transfer and posting in SDE (Civil) grade:

BSNL CO has issued promotion and posting orders from JTO (C) to SDE (C) grade on the basis of LDCE held on 15.12.2013 and a few inter-circle transfer orders.  View orders

08.07.2014:

Joining date on Adhoc basis of STS (Telecom) Executive of BSNL - inviting objections/discrepancies:

BSNL CO has circulated the list of Adhoc STS (Telecom) officials who were promoted in the year 2013, with information regarding date of joining/not joining on promotion, inviting objections regarding errror/omissions/discrepancies in the date of joining.  View list

08.07.2014:

Modification in policy for grant of concessional telephone facility to retired/retiring employees of BSNL:

Retired BSNL employees who are unable to appear in person before the commercial officer in November every year for producing life certificate, due to serious illness, can now submit, through courier or otherwise, xerox copy of the pension book carrying entry regarding receipt of pension payable on 1st November, attested by any serving Exeutive of BSNL.  Read More

08.07.2014:

Modification in DE posting orders:

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

08.07.2014:

Forgoing of promotion as DE (Adhoc):

BSNL CO has cancelled the promotion of six executives who have foregone their promotion.  View letter

07.07.2014:

Supreme Court allows BSNL to grant promotions:

Acceding to BSNL's prayer in its IA, Hon'ble Supreme Court today reportedly allowed BSNL to promote the officers concerned, which will however be subject to its final verdict.

07.07.2014:

Increase in IDA w.e.f. 1.7.2014:

DPE has issued orders revising IDA from 88.4% to 91.3% w.e.f.1.7.2014.  View orders

04.07.2014:

A valid Email ID and Mobile Number to be Registered/Updated on the E-Filing Website of the Income Tax Department:

'Email ID and Mobile Number has to be registered/updated on the e-filing website of the Income Tax Department so that direct communication with taxpayer can be possible.'  Read More

04.07.2014:

Revised ISD tariff w.e.f. 1.8.2014:

BSNL CO has revised IDS tariff effective from 1.8.2014.  View tariff chart

04.07.2014:

Regular promotion to SDE (Civil) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of regular promotion to SDE (Civil) grade.  View orders

02.07.2014:

Non-receipt of APAR in respect of Telecom Finance Executives:

BSNL CO has circulated the list of Telecom Financial Executives in respect of whom APARs upto the period ending 31.3.2013 have not yet been received in SEA section and a list of Executives whose APAR for the year 2013-14 have been received till now.  View letter

01.07.2014:

A N Rai given interim charge of BSNL CMD:

Shri A N Rai Director (Enterprise) BSNL has assumed the additional charge of post of CMD, BSNL with effect from 01-07-2014 and until further orders.

01.07.2014:

DoT refutes CAG's charges of favouring Reliance Jio by allowing it to convert it's ISP permit into a unified license:

"As far as the auctions are concerned, IBSPL complied with all the required documents and unlike the previous allotment of telecom permits, this time the spectrum was being sold through competitive bidding, so there were no restrictions on sale of equity," the official said, explaining why the company was allowed to sell 95% of its stake to Reliance Jio. Another telecom department official clarified that the fact that there was no lock-in clause for promoter's equity was also factored in by bidders "who finally drove the price so high".  Read More

01.07.2014:

Option for IDA scale w.e.f. date of promotion after 1.10.2000 - withholding of recovery for non-executive employees:

BSNL CO has decided that recovery of over payment due to nullifying of the option exercised by Group C & D employees may be withheld till a decision is received from DoT, subject to an undertaking to be obtained to that effect.  View letter

01.07.2014:

Retention in parent circle on promotion and posting in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders retaining one executive in his parent circle upto 31.3.2015.  View orders