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13-11-2019

GS  writes to

(a)Shri P.K. Purwar CMD BSNL regarding Early settlement of Vigilance cases pending against the BSNL empolyees.

<<<Click here for the letter>

(b)Executive Promotion Policy -Online up-gradation Mandatory Training for executives who are opting for VRS -clarifcation<<<Click here for the letter>

13-11-2019

GS  writes to Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad ji, Hon’ble Minister of Communications & IT, Govt. of India regarding request for considering much delayed Pay Revision through 3rd PRC implementation both for BSNL Employees and BSNL Pensioners<<<Click here for the letter>

13-11-2019

Today morning, GS AIBSNLEA and GS SNEA along with AGSs tried to meet CMD BSNL to discuss on DE to DGM (T) Promotion issue. The proposal for approval of DPC is pending with CMD for last one week. The reasons of this pendency are better known to him.
CMD and other Board of Directors are busy with the Ad-hoc Audit Committee then Board Meeting and the AGM. CMD spoken over phone to us and informed that he will take a decision in a day or two on this issue

08-11-2019

BSNL Corporate Office issues instructions for implementation of VRS

<<<Click here for the compilations of the instructions issued today >>

<<<Click here for the Pension Papers >>

08-11-2019

AUAB LEADERS MET CMD, BSNL   on 07.11.2019.

As per the decision of the AUAB meeting held on 06.11.2019, Leaders of the AUAB met Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL, yesterday the 07.11.2019. Com.S.Sivakumar, GS, AIBSNLEA along with the General Secretaries / representatives of  BSNLEU, NFTE, SNEA,  FNTO, BSNL MS, SNATTA, ATM BSNL and BSNLOA, participated in this meeting. From the Management Side, Shri Arvind Vadnerkar, Director (HR), was also present. In the meeting, the AUAB representatives demanded that BSNL should start it’s 4G service without any delay. They pointed out that there was every possibility of Vodafone leaving it’s India business. In such an eventuality, BSNL should be in a better position to rope in a sizeable customers from Vodafone, demanded the AUAB. They also demanded that prompt steps should be taken to provide FTTH connections on demand. It was also pointed out by the AUAB Leaders that the Company should be in a position to cope with the workload which is likely to arise after the implementation of VRS.

CMD explained that due to Financial constraints and up gradation of  the existing 3G equipments after the finalization of Tender only 4G can be launched . He further mentioned that the Committee has submitted the report for the finalization of Tender and BSNL Management is planning to roll out of 4G at lease 12000 to 15000 sites in the month of March 2020.

CMD has not given any response about the other issues. The AUAB representatives strongly urged upon the CMD BSNL for the immediate payment of salary for the month of October, 2019, as well as early remittance of the recoveries made since May, 2019, to the concerned organisations. To this, the CMD BSNL said that he could not give any assurance on these issues. After this meeting, the AUAB Leaders discussed and decided to hold the next  AUAB meeting on 14-11-2019 to discuss about the future course of action.

08-11-2019

Meeting with Director (HR), BSNL Board: GS and FS met Director (HR) BSNL Board and discussed regarding:-

A) DE to DGM (T) Promotion: We requested to expedite the issuance of DE to DGM (T) promotion orders. Director (HR) mentioned that the queries raised by the CMD BSNL has been replied and discussed with the CMD  BSNL yesterday(7.11.2019). Director(HR) assured that as and when the receipt of the approval from the Competent Authority, the DE to DGM (T) Promotion Orders will be issued

We further requested Director (HR) to post all the promoted DGMs on  “ As is where is” basis as assured by BSNL Management to the AIBSNLEA and SNEA representatives during the discussions held  on 25.10.2019 . Director(HR) assured to post the promoted DGMs   on “As is where is basis”.

Yesterday 7.11.2019, evening GS AIBSNLEA & GS, SNEA met CMD, BSNL and requested to clear the DGM(T) Promotion file since our Senior comrades are eagerly waiting for their due Promotion for the past one year and get demoralized  and de-motivated due to non issuance of the DGM(T) Promotion orders. CMD BSNL assured to look in to.

B) Filling up of all vacant posts of Group ‘B’ and Group ‘A’ in various disciplines & implementation of Khan Committee report in True Spirit. :- We requested

i) To fill up all vacant Gr.A and Gr.B Posts in all disciplines and up gradation of the posts where eligible officers are more than the vacant posts and issue promotion orders before the implementation of VRS, the CPSU Cadre Hierarchy and abolition of Sanctioned Posts and the RRs.

ii) SC& ST roster to be followed in the Non post based Functional  Promotion as per the existing DOP& T guidelines and subject to pending verdict in the Hon’ble Apex Court as per the suggestions under Para 7 of proposed CPSU Cadre Hierarchy

iii) Restoration of Eligibility criterion for STS promotion as 5/7 years instead of the proposed 12 years in the CPSU CH.

iv) Implementation of Hon’ble Supreme Court Judgement on Seniority in respect of TES Gr. B seniority before implementation of VRS and CPSU Cadre Hierarchy

v) Reduction of Stringent Bench marks to avoid huge droppings

vi) Stopping of non post based functional promotion in the name of non Substantive cadre post of Sr.SDE/Sr.AO which increases the stagnation period of SDE/AO and equivalent cadres etc.,

We have already submitted the views/ suggestions/concerns of AIBSNLEA in this regard. Director (HR) after patient hearing assured to look in to our suggestions before taking final view in this regard.

C) Consideration of Promotion from DGM (Fin-Regular) to Jt.GM (Fin) by relaxing the Service conditions: We requested to relax one year in the Service conditions for the promotion to the grade of Jt.GM (Fin) from the grade of DGM (Fin-Regular) and arrange to issue the promotion orders in the grade of Jt. GM in the E-7 Scale before the implementation of the proposed VRS in BSNL. After detailed discussion, Director (HR) assured to look in to the matter.

D) Consideration of transfer requests/relief before the implementation of VRS: 

i) We requested Director(HR) to consider the transfer requests of the Executives who are working at the faraway places  from their Home Circles in different Cadres and Streams including those who want to opt for VRS and wish to retire from their respective Home Circles on “Own Cost basis”

ii) We also requested that the transfer orders already issued but not implemented so far, may be implemented immediately in r/o executives who are willing to go to the place of their choices.

iii) We further requested that the transfer orders already issued in r/o of VRS optees, who are not willing to join at new station may kindly be cancelled before the implementation of the VR Scheme, for smooth settlement of their post retirement benefits from their Home Circles.

Apart from above, we further requested that transfer orders issued on Company cost may be kept in abeyance till the process of the VRS is completed.

GS has also written a Letter in this regard and handed over to Director (HR). Director (HR) assured to look in to.

E) Consideration of DGM (T) and CAO request transfers: We requested to consider the long pending request transfer cases on own cost basis for those who have completed two years. Director (HR) assured to look into the matter. 

F) Consideration of Request transfer in the cadre of DE: We requested to consider the pending request transfer cases of DEs without substitutes since they have obeyed the orders of Corporate Office and working in the other Circles for more than 2 years and also away from their families. Director (HR) assured to look into the matter. 

G) Request for remittance of recoveries from Salary to concerned authority: We brought to the notice of Director (HR) that the recoveries from Salary viz: GPF, Bank Loan EMIs, Society, LIC and PLI etc. have not been remitted to the Concerned Authorities since last five months. Due to non-remittance of the above said dues, employees are suffering a lot. BSNL Employees are not able to get GPF advance/withdrawal and Society Loan etc., Further, the negligence and fault on the part of the Management towards the delayed payment of Bank Loan EMIs resulting in imposition of Penal interest on the employees by the Bank Authorities.

07-11-2019

Status of Fixation of Pay under FR 22(1)(a)(i) Case in respect of Officiating JTOs in PCAT New Delhi: 

The Pay Fixation case under FR 22(1)(a)(i) in respect of Officiating JTOs vide OA No. 100/892/2016 filed by AIBSNLEA Vs BSNL in PCAT New Delhi was listed for Hearing as item No. 71 on   06.11.2019. The same could not heard   due to paucity time and adjourned for Next Hearing on 29.01.2020.  General Secretary and AFS/CHQ Com. Pushparajan (Kerala) attended the Principal CAT New Delhi on behalf of AIBSNLEA. General Secretary has taken steps to file Misc Application to pre- pone the same for early settlement of the case. 

07-11-2019

BSNL Voluntary Retirement Scheme 2019 -Frequently asked Questions  issued by BSNL CO. <<<< Click here for FAQ >>>>

07-11-2019

CS writes to CGM/CTD regarding some salient points to consider regarding smooth implementation of VRS-2019 Scheme. 

<<<< Click here for letter >>>>

07-11-2019

GS writes to Shri Arvind Vadnerkar,Director (HR) BSNL Board, regarding   request for consideration of “OWN COST” transfers in r/o Executives in the different Streams before the  implementation of the VR Scheme << Click here for letter >>

06-11-2019

Meeting with PGM (Pers.) BSNL CO: GS, Chairman and AGS(Finance), Com.Pushparajan, AFS met PGM(Pers) and discussed regarding:

A) DE to DGM (T) Promotion:- PGM (Pers.) informed that the queries raised by the CMD BSNL has been replied and submitted again to the Competent Authority for approval yesterday night itself. The VCs have been received in CVO office and yet to come to the Pers. Branch as CVO is on leave. The Charge of CVO is being handed over to other eligible officer in BSNL CO and the VCs will be signed and sent to Pers. Branch.  The suggestions given by  of AIBSNLEA and SNEA during the discussions had with BSNL Administration on 25.10.2019 regarding  the modalities followed in the posting of promoted DGMs, has been accepted by the Management. The promoted DGMs will be allowed to join at the same station “as is where is” basis.

Yesterday (5.11.2019) GS & AGS(F) met with CMD BSNL in the presence of Director(HR)  and discussed about DGM (T) Promotions. CMD assured that the after the receipt of  reply to the queries raised by him from the Pers. Branch , he will give the approval

As and when the approval as well as VCs received, the DE to DGM (T) Promotion Orders will be issued and it is expected very soon.

B) DGM (T) and CAO request transfers: We requested to consider the requests transfer cases on own cost basis for those who have completed two years. GS has also written in this regard to Director (HR). PGM (Pers.) mentioned that requests will be considered first for those who are going to opt for VRS from their Home Circle.

C) DGM (Regular) E-6/ E-7 case:- We requested to consider the case of DGMs (Regular) who have not get E-6 Up gradation Scale being the Regular DGM. They have completed 4 years of service as Regular DGM and one year relaxation may be given to get Jt.GM up gradation in E-7 Scale. PGM (Pers.) assured to look into. 

06-11-2019

AUAB Meeting held at BSNL MS office today: 

AUAB Meeting held at BSNL MS office New Delhi today at 11.00 Hrs. On behalf of AIBSNLEA Com. GS and Chairman attended the meeting. For the Minutes of the Meeting please click below:

<<<Click here for the Minutes>

06-11-2019

GS writes to Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman Ji, Hon'ble Finance Minister  Govt. of India, North Block regarding request for increase of the Monetary Limit under Section 10(10C) and 10(AA) of Income Tax Act.<<<Click here for the letter>>

06-11-2019

BSNL Voluntary Retirement Scheme 2019 - Corrigendum :

BSNL CO issued the corrigendum of Voluntary Retirement Scheme 2019, Clause 6.1(c) of Annexure-1.

<<<<< Click here for corrigendum >>>>>

04-11-2019

BSNL notifies VRS-2019 and circulates the guidelines

<<<Click here for the Notification>>  <<<Click here for the Annexure-I & II>>>

04-11-2019

Meeting with Hon’ble MOC & IT today on BSNL Revival Plan- VRS to Employees:

Representatives of All Associations and Unions of BSNL met Hon’ble Minister of Communications & IT Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad Ji today in Sanchar Bhawan, New Delhi. Hon’ble MOC & IT apprised about the Revival Plan of BSNL approved by the Union Cabinet on 23.10.2019. Secretary (T), Jt. Secretary (Admin), DDG (PM), Director (HR) BSNL Board and GM (SR) BSNL CO were present in the meeting. On behalf of AIBSNLEA, Com. S.Sivakumar, GS and Com. Rajpal Sharma, AGS attended the meeting.

At the outset, Com. GS and AGS presented a Bouquet to Hon’ble MOC & IT on behalf of AIBSNLEA and greeted him, Hon’ble Prime Minister, Hon’ble Home Minister, Secretary (T), CMD BSNL and DoT & BSNL Team for the herculean efforts taken for getting approval of the Revival Package by the Union Cabinet.  

Hon’ble MOC & IT explained in detail about the revival package of BSNL. He mentioned that earlier, when I was MOC, the BSNL was making profit/ operating profit, but after that it is surprising for me that BSNL getting continuous losses for which I felt much bad and I want to turn around the BSNL that’s why I have tried my best. He further mentioned that-

 I am able to get convinced the Hon’ble Prime Minister and the Home Minister that BSNL is the Strategic Sector and the presence of one Govt. PSU is very much necessary for fair competition in the Market.

It is the first time in the History to offer such a huge package for revival to any incipient sick/ sick/ non-viable PSU.

 I have got full faith on BSNL and its employees and I hope that BSNL can be turn around and regain its original pristine glory through the sincere efforts of the BSNL employees. The revival plan should be implemented in its true spirit. VRS to employees is also an important issue as BSNL cannot run with the present work force of 1.50 lakh employees. 

I wish for the growth of the BSNL and Govt. is with you and support fully if sincere efforts are seen for turnaround of the BSNL.

BSNL may start its Assets/ Land Monetization and I will make it clear that the amount so received will be used in the growth of BSNL only.

To revive the BSNL, the VRS to employees is also a good tool and it is very liberal VRS package from the Govt. side which is never offered to any PSU in India.

The revival is depends upon the successful implementation of the VRS. Accountability will be fixed from the top side, if the revival plan is not implemented in true spirit.

On behalf of AIBSNLEA, we handed over the Memorandum to the Hon’ble MOC & IT. GS AIBSNLEA urged upon for the merger of IDA of 119.5% (100% Neutralization) with the Basic Pay as on 01.01.2017 since there is precedence in the year 2004. In addition to that, AUAB and other Leaders of the Unions and Associations presented following suggestions:

1.  VRS option has to be given by the employees voluntarily but not forcefully.

2.  Roll out of retirement age from 60 to 58 years is in the agenda of the Govt. or not is to be spelled out.

3.  Whole amount of the Ex-Gratia has to be exempted from Income Tax.

4.  Excess amount of Pension Contribution paid to DOT has to be refunded immediately.

5.  Deputation Policy of BSNL has to be reviewed immediately.

6.  4G services has to be launched immediately by the BSNL since more than 50,000 3G/4G compatible equipment are available in the field units as there is heavy demand among the customers.

7.  Permission may be granted to retain the BSNL quarters by the VRS optees.

The Press Briefing of the Hon’ble MOC &IT has been reiterated by him with a loud and clear message that BSNL will not be sold out to any Third Party, Disinvested or Closed since BSNL is having Strategic importance. 

Hon’ble MOC directed DoT/BSNL Management to clear all the doubts of the employees about the VRS in a transparent manner and address the issues at an appropriate level. Finally Hon’ble MOC appealed all the Unions and Association Leaders to motivate the employees for the successful implementation of Revival and VRS Package.

Hon’ble Minister also appealed to improve the quality of the Services to the satisfaction of the Customers and make the BSNL a top Professional Company. It is specifically mentioned by Hon’ble MOC & IT that if BSNL improve its services with the Professionalism then Govt. will also cooperate to prefer BSNL’s connections in other Govt. Sectors since BSNL has already been had a very good rapport/ goodwill with the Public and the Govt. Sectors. Hence, it can be achieved by doing hard work and collective efforts starts with new energy, fresh initiatives with full devotion by the BSNL Management as well as the BSNL Employees. I will be very happy to see the BSNL in the Market with its effective presence.

All the Unions and Associations Leaders reciprocated positively and assured their fullest support and cooperation for the successful implementation of the Revival and VRS Package.     

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04-11-2019

GS Writes to Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad Ji, Hon'ble Minister of Communications & IT India, Govt. of India regarding revival of BSNL- VRS to Employees-  Our concern -  <<<Click here for the letter>>

01-11-2019

Formation of the Groups / Sub-Groups relating to VRS:

BSNL Corporate Office has formed Groups / Sub-Groups for various activities related to the VRS. <<<Click here for the letter>>

01-11-2019

2nd Membership Verification of Executive Associations:

BSNL Corporate Office has sought for the views of Executive Associations for postponement of the 2nd Membership Verification of the Executive Associations considering the present VRS program.  <<<Click here for the letter>>

31-10-2019

The following comrades of AIBSNLEA/CTD retire today due to superannuation.

 1) Com.Suchandan Sarkar ,PA to DE/RE - Member of South Branch

2) Com.Partha Chakraborty ,SDE/Behala -Member of South Branch

3) Com.Uma Biswas,SDE/Alipur -Member of South Branch

4) Com.Prosanta Kr.Mukherjee,SDE -BS  of TB Branch

5) Com.Somnath Dasgupta,CAO/CA -Member of TB Branch

6) Com.Varsha Deepak Bhatia, PA-Member of TB Branch

7)  Com.Shyamal Das, SDE- Member of TB Branch

8) Com.Rabindra Nath Kar,AOTR/Pursuit Cell- Member of TB Branch

9) Com. Srabani Basu,CAO(FA)/City-Member of TB Branch.

We convey our best wishes to all the above comrades for a happy, healthy, peaceful & active life after retirement.

31-10-2019

Discussion with PGM (Pers), BSNL Corporate Office New Delhi:

GS discussed with PGM (Pers) regarding:      

a) DE to DGM (T) Promotion: GS requested for the early issuance of the DE to DGM (T) promotion orders. PGM (Pers) mentioned that all the VCRs have been received and work is in final stage.  He assured that after the receipt of signed copy of the Hon'ble Chandigarh CAT Order and approval of the Competent Authority, the Promotion orders will be issued.                                               

b) Filling up of all vacant Gr. A and Gr. B Vacant posts & implementation of Khan Committee report in true Spirit. We requested:

i) To fill up all vacant Gr.A and Gr.B Posts and up gradation of the posts where eligible officers are more than the vacant posts and issue promotion orders before the implementation of VRS, the CPSU Cadre Hierarchy and abolition of Sanctioned Posts and the RRs.

ii) SC& ST roster to be followed in the non post bases functional  Promotion as per existing DOP& T guidelines and subject to pending verdict in the Hon’ble Apex Court as per the suggestions under Para 7 of proposed CPSU Cadre Hierarchy

iii) Restoration of Eligibility criterion for STS promotion as 5/7 years instead of the proposed 12 years in the CPSU CH.

iv) Implementation of Hon’ble Supreme Court Judgement on Seniority in respect of TES Gr. B seniority before implementation of VRS and CPSU Cadre Hierarchy

v) Reduction of Stringent Bench marks to avoid huge droppings

vi) Stopping of non post based functional promotion in the name of non Substantive cadre post of Sr.SDE/Sr.AO which increases the stagnation period of SDE/AO and equivalent cadres etc.,