Processing of Pension cases mandatorily through Bhavishya (Online Pension Sanction & Payment Tracking System) w.e.f 01/01/2017:

DoP&PW has decided that all Heads of Offices will henceforth mandatorily process all pension cases only through Bhavishya.   View letter


Pay fixation on first upgradation under provisions of EPP consequent to pay revision w.e.f. 1.1.2007 - clarification:

BSNL CO has clarified that in case of pre-ponement of upgradation as a result of implementation of the 2nd pay revision, the pay is to be fixed in the revised pay scales w.e.f.1.1.2007 and thereafter, on grant of first time bound upgradation from E1 to E2, the pay may be fixed as per the provisions of EPP.   View letter


Option from Sr.AO/AO for working in Delhi/New delhi:

BSNL CO has called for options from Sr.AOs/AOs for working in various offices/circles located at Delhi/New Delhi.   View letter


Executive Membership Verification - casting of vote by provisionally promoted JAO:

BSNL CO has issued orders that circle Heads may permit provisionally promoted JAO to cast their votes on the condition that the authority given to cast vote is only for the purpose of casting vote and shall have no bearing on their promotion which is under review by a committee.   View letter


Meeting with Chief Labour Commissioner (Central):

Leaders of FBEA, Com.Rakesh Sethi, Com.Silohu Rao, Com.Ashis, Com.Gangeshwar Meena along with Com.Tushir, GS BBOA met CLC (C) today and submitted a memorandum detailing absence of level playing field in the membership verification of Executive Associations, appointment of Executives who themselves are voters in the election as AROs, Presiding Officers and Polling Officers which will result in these officers influencing the voters and victimisation of those who act honestly and conflict between BSNL (REA) Rules and Indian Trade Union Act. Addl.CLC and Regional LC were also present in the meeting. CLC was in agreement with many points raised by us and said he will call for a report from BSNL authorities. It may be noted that CLC has not deputed observers as requested by BSNL and now unabsorbed BSNL officers/DoT officers are being appointed as observers.


Demonetisation: BSNL to waive off mobile banking tariff till Jan 31, 2017:

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is set to waive-off tariff of National Unified USSD Platform (NUUP) till January 31, 2017, "to give impetus to the demonetization drive by Government of India and to facilitate masses to do cashless financial transactions even with feature phone", the state-run telco said in a statement on Monday.   Read More


Preparatory work for promotion to CAO grade on adhoc basis:

BSNL CO has circulated the provisional eligibility list of AOs/Sr.AOs and has aksed the circles/units to furnish APARs of those in the list as a initial preparatory work for promotion to CAO grade on adhoc basis.   View letter


Executive membership verification - Duties of observers:

BSNL CO has enlisted the duties of the observers.   View letter


Executive membership verification - Date of Voting:

BSNL CO has issued guidelines to be observed on the date of voting.   View letter


Guidelines on treatment of effect of penalties on promotion — role of Departmental Promotion Committee :

'Questions have been raised by the Ministries and Departments asking whether this is applicable in the case of 'Censure' also. In this regard, it is reiterated that paragraphs 7(d), 7(f) and 7(g) cited above are applicable in all the recognized penalties under CCS (CCA) Rules including the minor penalty of Censure as well for which no currency has been prescribed, it would mean that as per para 7(g), if the DPC considers the officer fit for promotion notwithstanding the award of censure, he / she can be promoted without referring to the currency of penalty.'   Read More


Notice for agitation against formation of a subsidiary tower company:

Unions and Associations in BSNL have jointly given a call for Day long Dharna on 25.11.2016 and Strike on 15.12.2016 against formation of Subsdiary Tower Company. All Circle Secretaries and District Secretaries are requested to mobilise in full strength and make the programme successful.   View letter


Executive membership verification - Important guidelines:

BSNL CO has issued important guidelines for conduct of membership verification.   View letter


Executive membership verification - deputation of observers other than from CLC:

BSNL CO has asked the circles to arrange deputation of unabsorbed Group A officers, Gr.A officers who have taken absorption but are not participating in the membership verification, Gr.A Officers from TERM cell/DOT or officers from Central Government offices and PSUs functioning in the circle, as observers, since reply from CLC is still awaited.   View letter


CAG pulls up DoT for front loaded subsidy to Tata Teleservices:

CAG said the Controller of Communication Accounts (CCA), Rajasthan Telecom circle - which is a unit of Department of Telecom - "allowed front loaded subsidy of Rs 71.49 crore on the basis of claims submitted by Tata Teleservices (TTSL) during 2008-2010, without conducting any check regarding genuineness of customer application forms before disbursement of subsidy". It further said that BSNL signed an 'Addenda to Interconnect Agreement' for Interconnect Usage Charge (IUC) for SMS with three telecom service providers viz. Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular and Vodafone "without technical arrangement for billing of SMS termination charges". "Due to non preservation of SMS data, non verification, and non reconciliation of Bills (claims) received from Bharti Airtel and Vodafone, BSNL was exposed to one-sided liability," it said.   Read More


Provisional appointment of JAO on probation under LICE 40% quota:

BSNL CO has issued provisional appointment orders to 808 JAOs on probation, under LICE 40% quota   View letter


FBEA writes to Director (HR) regarding Appointment of AROs, Presiding Officers and Polling Officers:

'These instructions lack even the basic tenets of fairness and will vitiate the entire election process. These instructions further reinforce our apprehensions that BSNL does not intend to hold the election in a fair and free manner. We therefore lodge our strong protest against these instructions enabling BSNL Executives who are themselves voters in this election and members of one or other associations, to be appointed as Assistant Returning Officers, Presiding Officers, Polling Officers and Head and members of the counting teams. '   Read More


CHQ writes to Director (HR) regarding Committee constituted to scrutinize alleged discrepancies in Question/Answer of LICE for promotion to JAO grade:

'We request that our genuine and logical suggestions may please be considered and necessary measures be taken to avoid difficulties to the successful candidates.'   Read More


Results of LICE for promotion to JAO grade - follow up action:

BSNL CO has re-examined the matter and has decided to issue provisional promotion orders to the successful candidates of JAO LICE held on 17.7.2016 subject to submission of an undertaking.   View letter


Reallotment/Transfer in the grade of DGM (F):

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfers and re-allotment on promotion to the grade of DGM (F) Adhoc grade.   View orders


Corrections is Seniority Lists 6 and 7:

BSNL CO has circulated corrections in seniority lists 6 and 7 of SDEs (T) in Name, DoB, Seniority Number, Staff Number etc.   View letter


GS meets GM (Rect) and DGM (FP) on constitution of Committee to scrutinise discrepancies alleged in the Results of LICE for promotion to JAO grade:

GS met GM (Rectt) and DGM (FP) separately yesterday and conveyed our concern on the matter. It was also conveyed that while some circles have allowed the trainees to complete the training, in other circles the training has been abruptly terminated. GM (Rectt) said that the whole issue will be sorted out within 10 to 15 days. We suggested that any review should be done only in the case of unsuccessful candidates and the results already declared should be untouched. We also suggested that all those under training should be allowed to complete it and given looking on duties as JAOs till the matter is finally resolved, instead of asking them to join the parent cadre. Our suggestions have been accepted in principle. We shall give our suggestions in writing today.


Results of LICE for promotion to JAO grade - follow up action:

BSNL CO has asked the Circles not to take any action with regard to issue of promotion orders to the successful candidates who have been already sent for training, in view of constitution of a committee to scrutinize the discrepancies alleged by 'various unions' in Question Paper/Answers for the LICE. This action has come as a rude shock to the successful candidates who were to complete the training this week. It is not known which 'unions' made the representation alleging discrepancies, now that all 'unions' are opposing BSNL CO's move preventing issue of promotion orders.   View letter


BSNL salaries to be linked to performance from next year:

'Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) will link salaries to the performance of its two lakh employees from 2017 based on the recommendations from the third pay revision committee (PRC), even as the state-run telecom company remains on track to achieve a 15% market share, its chairman said.'   Read More


Procurement of ballot boxes from Chief Electoral Officers of the States:

BSNL CO has asked the Circles to procure the ballot boxes from the Chief Electoral Officers of States/Union Territories.   View letter


Notification for MT examinations cancelled:

BSNL CO has cancelled its notifications issued on 30.4.2015 for holding examination for recruitment of Management Trainees External and Internal.   View letter


Deputation to attend training courses/workshops/seminars

BSNL CO has issued instructions that participation in such events should be approved by Director (HR).   View letter


Executive Membership Verification - Supplementary voter list:

BSNL CO has issued instructions regarding preparation of supplementary voter list.   View letter


Executive Membership Verification - Appointment of Presiding Officers:

BSNL CO has issued instructions regarding appointment of Presiding Officers for the polling.   View letter


Promotion to the grade of SDE (Arch) - calling of VC and APAR:

BSNL CO has called for VC and APARs for promotion to the grade of SDE(Arch) under seniority cum fitness quota.   View letter


Promotion to the grade of AE (Arch) - calling of VC and APAR:

BSNL CO has called for VC and APARs for promotion to the grade of AE(Arch) under seniority cum fitness quota.   View letter


Date of joining as AGM/DE on adhoc/regular basis:

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


BSNL approaches Telecom Department for 700 MHz spectrum:

'The telecom PSU has suggested that a 5 MHz block in the 700 Mhz band be assigned to it by the government through the equity route.'   Read More


Preparatory work for promotion to DE/AGM grade on regular basis - screening committee report:

BSNL CO has sent reminder to Circles/Units to furnish the screening committee report in respect of all SDEs (T)/DEs (Adhoc) whose names appear in the seniority lists 5, 6 and 7.   View letter


Provisional seniority list of SDE (E) grade:

BSNL CO has circulated the provisional seniority list of SDE (E) grade Executives as on 16.6.2016.   View list


Promotion to SDE (E) grade - calling of APAR and VC:

BSNL CO has called for APAR and VC in respect of 24 Executives for preparatory work for promotion to SDE (E) grade.   View letter


Induction training for JTO (Electrical):

BSNL CO has introduced new schedule for induction training to JTO (E) to maintain parity with JTO (T).   View letter


Special concession to CG Employees working in Kashmir Valley in attached/subordinate offices or PSU falling under the control of Central Government - Corrigendum:

BSNL CO has issued a corrigendum to its letter dated 16.9.2016 on the subject.   View letter


Requirement of APAR of all working DE/AGM (Regular):

BSNL CO has circulated the list of missing APARs and called for furnishing of APARs of all working DEs/AGMs (Regular) for the period from 2010-11 to 2015-16 for placing in the APAR folders of concerned Executives.   View letter