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6th AIC of AIBSNLEA

                        CS CP and CWC members have to leave on 11 July. All other delegates have to go on 12 July.

Back on 17 July night altogether & reach Kolkata on 18th July.

23-05-2019

Meeting with PGM (Pers): GS, President and AGS (Fin) met PGM (Pers) and discussed regarding

(a) CPC from DE to DGM (Engg.): We requested to expedite CPC from DE to DGM on Adhoc basis. PGM ( Pers) mentioned that as per the Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh direction, the Seniority list of DEs has been finalized and being submitted to the Competent Authority for approval. He assured that as soon as the DE seniority list is approved the CPC will be expedited.

(b) CPC from CAO to DGM (Fin): We requested to fill up 26 vacant DGM (F) post by getting relaxation in the eligibility criteria from the Management Committee. PGM (Pers) mentioned that the proposal for the relaxation in eligibility criteria a  MC  note is being prepared to include in the Management Committee Meeting agenda. 

(c) Diversion / utilization of  50% MT (internal ) of CAO post quota to the seniority quota : We requested to get included in the next BSNL Board being held on 27th May to discuss and decision on the Diversion /utilization of  50% MT  Internal CAO post quota (336 CAO Posts)  to the Seniority quota. PGM (Pers.) mentioned that efforts are being made to get included in the agenda of the BSNL Board

(d) Regularization of the date of Promotion of AGMs/DEs as 29.6.2018:We requested for the regularization of the date of Promotion of AGMs/DEs as 29.6.2018 irrespective of their date of joining duty and extension of subsequent benefits if any with respect to the date of Promotion on 29.6.2018 pursuant to the instructions contained in AGM (Pers.I) BSNL CO, New Delhi Letter dated 4.7.2018, 5.7.2018 & 6.7.2018. In this regard we informed that AIBSNLEA has written a letter to the GM (Pers) on 03.10.2018 along with the Clarification sought by the CGM Kerala Circle on 27.7.2018 but till date no clarification was issued by the Pers. Branch of the BSNL Corporate Office to Kerala Circle or other Circles. After detailed discussion PGM (Pers) assured to issue the clarification shortly.

22-05-2019

 Meeting with DGM (Pers-SM): GS, President met DGM (Pers-SM) and discussed regarding CPC from DE to DGM(Engg.) . we requeted to expedite CPC from DE to DGM on Adhoc basis. DGM( Pers-SM) mentioned that as per the Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh direction , the seniority list of Desis being finalized .and being submitted to the competent authority for approval shortly . He assured that as soon as the DE seniority list finalized the CPC process will be completed .

22-05-2019

 Meeting with DGM (Estt): GS, President  met DGM (Estt) as per  advice of the Sr.GM(Estt.) and discussed regarding

Extension of FR 22(1) (a) (i) benefits to the Ex. Officiating JTOs w.e.from 1.1..2007: We requested DGM (Estt) to generalize the BSNL CO order dated 15.11.2018 regarding the fixation of Pay under FR-22 (1) (a) (i) with effect from 1.1.2007 to the officials, who were screening test passed & were officiating in the grade of JTO, to all Circles instead of limiting to some Circles alone and we also requested to withdraw the wrong Fixation order dated 22.12.2015.. After detailed discussion DGM (Estt) assured to relook into the matter based on our discussions.

22-05-2019

Meeting with Sr.GM (Estt): GS, President met Sr.GM (Estt) on 17.05.2019 and discussed regarding

a) Cancellation of GTI Nominations erroneously given and requested for Refund:  We requested for Cancellation of GTI Nominations erroneously given by the Executives in various Circles while opening of ESS Portal and refund of the wrongly deducted amount in March 2019 Salary on the basis of the list of Executives of various Circles furnished by AIBSNLEA  and Various Circles. Sr.GM (Estt) confirmed that a Committee headed by Sr.GM(Estt.) & Members as GM(SR), GM(CA) and GM (Trg.) along with association representatives has been constituted to discuss the matter in consultation with LIC authorities to get refund the GTI payment wrongly paid by some executives. We requested to convene the meeting at  the earliest to resolve the issue. Sr.GM(Estt.) assured an early action in this regard.

b) Extension of FR 22(1) (a) (i) benefits to the Ex. Officiating JTOs w.e.from 1.1..2007: We requested Sr.GM (Estt) to generalize the BSNL CO order dated 15.11.2018 regarding the fixation of Pay under FR-22 (1) (a) (i) with effect from 1.1.2007 to the officials, who were screening test passed & were officiating in the grade of JTO, to all Circles instead of limiting to some Circles alone and we also requested to withdraw the wrong Fixation order dated 22.12.2015. Sr.GM (Estt) further assured to discuss the matter with the concerned DGM(Estt) for early settlement and advice us to explain the matter in detail to concern DGM(Estt.).

15-05-2019

Meeting with PGM (Pers), BSNL CO:

GS president met PGM (Pers) discussed regarding

(a)  DE to DGM promotion: We requested to expedite CPC from DE to DGM promotion to fill up all the vacant DGM(T) posts. PGM (Pers) informed that as per the direction given by Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh  seniority list of TES Group 'B'  officers and DEs have been prepared and submitted to the competent authority for approval. After receiving the approval only  the CPC will be expedited. We further requested for early action in this regard.

(b) CPC from CAO to DGM (Fin): We requested to fill up 26 vacant DGM(F) post by getting relaxation in the eligibility criteria from the Management Committee . PGM(Pers) assured to process the case for relaxation in eligibility criteria to the Management Committee shortly .

(c) Diversion / utilization of  50% MT (internal ) of CAO post quota to the seniority quota : We requested to get included in the next BSNL Board being held on 27th may to discuss and decision on the Diversion /utilization of  50% MT (internal ) of CAO post quota to the seniority quota. PGM (Pers.) mentioned that efforts are being made to get included in the agenda of the BSNL Board .

(d) Allowing option in pay fixation  to JAOs who came through 10% LICE quota: We requested the PGM (Pers) to allow  exercising the option in the pay fixation from JAO promotion in the year 2010  against the 10% quota LICE from the date of promotion  as already given to JAOs of 40% of LICE quota 2010 batch.  PGM (Pers)  assured to take action after examining   the case.

15-05-2019

 GS writes to

1. Shri Anupam Shrivastava CMD BSNL   regarding

(a) Merger of SSAs into Business Area <<<Click here for letter>>>

(b )Change of Reporting of East Zone Nodal Centre from West Bengal Telecom Circle to Kolkata Telecom District. <<<Click here for letter>>>

(c) Utilization of 50% MT Internal Quota Posts in Accounts Wing to the Seniority Quota Posts of CAOs for giving promotions on Adhoc basis in view of acute stagnation in the Cadre of Accounts Officers – our submissions regarding<<<Click here for letter>>>

15-05-2019

AUAB leadership CTD met yesterday 14 05 2019 . CS and CP attended on behalf of AIBSNLEA. The present stalemate about JCL payment was discussed thoroughly. It was decided that AUAB CTD will write a letter to the CTD management to resolve this issue at the earliest. 

Further it was decided that the JCL should not be unruly and resort to any untoward behaviour to the executives and start to restore normalcy in day to day work. Any deviation on their part may attract suitable procedure. AUAB will not take any responsibility in this regard.

15-05-2019

CS and CP met Sr.GM(Fin) on 14 05 2019 and discussed about JAO 2010 batch recovery & convinced GM that there is no recovery order in  BSNL CO. GM appreciated our view and assured that clarification will be sought from HQ. We also discussed about some transfer and posting.

11-05-2019

Branch meeting of AIBSNLEA/South Branch held today at Kalighat Exchange.The meeting was presided over by Com.Soumen Mukherjee BP  & Com.Nirupam Dutta BS placed the agenda for discussion. A very healthy and fruitful discussion took place. All the members resolved to give full effort to make the 6th AIC successful and pledged to uphold the philosophy of AIBSNLEA.

CS and other OBs attended the meeting. CS explained the present position of BSNL and ask the members to forge the unity at this crucial juncture to fight out the sinister move of the management and called for dedicated subscriber to the BSNL customers as far as practicable. He also admitted the valiant role of the South Branch members in every aspect. 

09-05-2019

DE to DGM promotion:

AIBSNLEA is making sincere efforts for DE to DGM promotion to fill-up all vacant DGM posts on Adhoc basis. Accordingly Pers. Cell of BSNL CO has initiated the process of DE to DGM promotion by calling APAR and VCR. All the APAR/ VCRs  of the eligible DEs have been received in Pers. Cell. The approval for conducting CPC from DE to DGM yet to be received by Pers. Cell from the competent authority. The seniority list of SDEs have been finalized by Pers. cell on the basis of rule 206 and has been submitted to the competent authority for approval. After the approval on SDE seniority list,  the DE seniority list is finalized and will be submitted to the competent authority for approval. As per the direction given by Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh CPC will be expedited on finalization of DEs seniority list.

The CPC will be expedited after the approval of the competent authority   on SDEs and DE seniority list only. Thus promotion orders from DE to DGM may be expected in the next week only.

Some associations is demanding DE to DGM promotion on regular basis ignoring the fact that the DGMs promoted on regular basis will not be governed by EPP and will be deprived from getting time bound promotion in E6 grade which is due in most of the cases in the month of October 2019. Most of the DEs are at present stagnated in the E5 grade, and on getting E6 grade under EPP they will be benefited by Two increments. In case these DGMs are promoted for regular basis  then they will be govern by BSNL MSRR provisions only and will be entitled for next time bound promotion in E7 grade  after 5 year as Jt. GM.

Thus these regularly promoted DGMs will be debarred to get benefit of Time bound promotion in E6 grade under EPP.  The fact remains that most of the DGMs being promoted in CPC will retire within 5 years in the grade of E5 only. In this manner these executives will be getting two increment less in their pay as well as pensionery benefits.

Some Association is claiming that let these promotion order be issued on regular basis thereafter they will get modified /amended the BSNL MSRR / EPP provisions. It is pertinent to mentioned that this association is well aware of  present ruling position then why they kept mum so far for amending the rules and how they are confident to get amended these rules immediately . it seems this association is interested to put these DGMs in Financial loss for their whole life for which reasons are best known to them. AIBSNLEA knowing all these facts is demanding DGM promotion on adhoc basis immediately and DGM regular promotion after Nov 2019.

DOP&PW advice to DOT on VRS in BSNL / MTNL: It is understood that DOP&PW has given advice to DOT on implementation of VRS in BSNL/MTNL i.e. VRS scheme proposed by DoT is as per DPE guidelines and is relevant for the employees of PSUs, who do not get pension under CCS Pension Rule on Volunteer Retirement. The pension of BSNL/ MTNL employees is regulated by CCS Pension rule and the same is paid by the Govt. from Consolidate Fund of India. Rule 37 A of CCS (P) Rule provides for volunteer retirement after completion of 10 years combined qualifying service these employees of BSNL/MTNL could be encouraged to go on volunteer retirement under the existing rule 37 A instead of offering the Ex gratia in addition to the normal pensionary benefits available in terms of rule 37 A of CCS (Pension) rules.

In accordance with the rule 37 A of those rules, their pension is also be paid by the Govt. DoT may, therefore, examine in consultation with DoPT whether, instead of offering them a Special Volunteer Retirement Scheme (VRS), these employees could be transferred to surplus cell for redeployment in DoT or other Govt. Departments of the Central Govt. for the remaining period of their service in accordance with the scheme of DoPT for redeployment of the surplus staff.

From the above, it seems that DoP&PW is not in favour of imposing VRS to those employees who have taken absorption in BSNL/MTNL and opted for combined service and are governed for Govt. pension under rule 37 A. Hence, AIBSNLEA demands DoT/ Govt. to extent financial support to BSNL/MTNL for their growth , maintenance & operations as per the recommendation given by the GoM earlier in 2013-14. 

09-05-2019

An Executive committee meeting of AIBSNLEA/South Branch will be held in Kalighat Telephone Exchange on 11th  May (Saturday ) 2019 at 2.30pm. Circle Secretary will be present in the meeting.

09-05-2019

Meeting with Advisor (Finance)DOT: GS, President met Advisor(Finance) DOT and discussed regarding
(a) Denial of First time bound promotion on 5 years under EPP by Pr CCA Kolkatta –reduction of Pension and Pensionary benefits:- GS, President met Advisor(Finance) DOT and discussed regarding denial of first time bound promotion on completion of 5 years service under EPP by Pr CCA Kolkatta – reduction of pension and pensionary benefits. We further requested Advisor(Fin)DOT for his kind intervention to direct Pr CCA Kolkatta for the true implementation of EPP provisions to avoid reduction of pension and pensionary benefits.Advisor (Finance) mentioned that he will forward the case to Jt. CGCA, DOT, NICF campus, Gitorni, New Delhi to look into the matter and to issue clarification to Pr CCA Kolkatta to settle the cases. He assured an early action in this regard.
(b) CGHS facility to BSNL Pensioners: We requested to Advisor (Finance)DOT to give clearance to DOT Estt. Cell draft proposal to reply the letter of ADG(HQ) Ministry of Health and Family welfare ,DG of Central Govt. Health Scheme (CGHS-III) dated 12/04/2019 address to all the Additional Directors ,CGHS regarding extension of CGHS facilities to the retired BSNL employees – CGHS Cards issue wherein it has been directed to take CGHS Contributions from BSNL Pensioners as per 7th CPC in consultation with DOT.The CCAS has to mention in PPOs of BSNL Pensioners that “Equivalent CDA Pay scales with Grade Pay” and “Range of Pay in CDA Scale not inclusive Pay “corresponding to 7thCPC. DDG (Estt.) DOT has processed the draft on mapping of 2nd PRC Pay scale with Grade Pay of 7th CPC for the purpose of payment of CGHS contributions of BSNL retirees.On the clearance of DOT internal finance of DOT the mapping of pay scales will be intimated to Ministry of Health for the Payment of CGHS Contributions of BSNL Pensioners. In some states the state CGHS authorities are not issuing CGHS Card to BSNL pensioners on this account. It is expected to get resolve the issue within this month itself.
GS,President also met Director (Estt.) DOT and under Secy(Estt.), DOT and confirmed the status of the case and they also confirmed that the proposal of mapping of scales has been sent to DOT internal finance for vetting/clearance for further communication to Ministry of Health.

08-05-2019

Meeting with CMD, BSNL: GS, President & AGS (F) met CMD BSNL and discussed regarding

(a) DE to DGM Promotion: We requested CMD, BSNL to allow to conduct CPC from DE to DGM (T) promotion on Adhoc basis and to recast the final Seniority list of SDEs/DEs. CMD BSNL assured to discuss the matter with PGM (Pers) for early issuance of the promotion orders. 

(b) Diversion of 50% MT quota CAO posts to the seniority quota:  We requested CMD to consider diversion of 50% MT Internal quota of CAO posts numbering 336 posts to the seniority quota in the BSNL Board meeting scheduled to be held on 27th May, 2019. CMD assured to look in to the matter.

(c) HR Integration: We requested CMD that the HR integration already ordered in BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi vide the BSNL CO Lr.No 500-53/2016/ERP/Per-I dated 24th January on the basis of the recommendation of BSNL Management Committee should be continued as per KPMG Recommendations. CMD mentioned that the matter is under consideration and will be discussed in the Management Committee of the BSNL Board today to re-examine the present system.  

(d) Merger of Circles: We enquired about the rumors in Social Media that BSNL Board has decided to merge nearby Territorial Circles to save the establishment cost. CMD BSNL mentioned that so for no such decision has been taken to merge the Territorial Circles but merger of Non-Recruiting Circles and the Circles in the same State may be considered in future.

(e) Revival of BSNL: We enquired about the Govt. view on revival of BSNL as proposed by DoT. CMD BSNL mentioned that now due to paucity of time the next Govt. may only take the call on this issue. However, he has suggested DoT to bring VRS in BSNL by offering 3rd PRC implementation which may attract more number of employees.   

08-05-2019

Meeting with PGM (Pers) CO, BSNL: GS, President & AGS (F) met PGM (Pers) CO, BSNL and discussed regarding
(a) DE to DGM Promotion: We requested PGM (Pers) to expedite the CPC from DE to DGM (T) promotion on Adhoc basis and to recast the final Seniority list of SDEs/DEs. PGM (Pers) mentioned that the proposal to re-initiate the CPC from DE to DGM has been sent to the Competent Authority for approval after taking the Legal Opinion on pending Court Cases/Judgements from CGM (Legal) BSNL CO on SDEs/DEs Seniority List. He further mentioned that after the approval of the Competent Authority on SDEs/DEs Seniority the CPC will be expedited to issue promotion orders from DE to DGM Adhoc. PGM (Pers) opined that in case everything goes smooth the Promotion order from DE to DGM may be issued in the next week itself.

(b) Diversion of 50% MT quota CAO posts to the seniority quota:  We requested PGM (Pers) to consider diversion of 50% MT Internal quota of CAO posts numbering 336 posts to the seniority quota in the BSNL Board meeting scheduled to be held on 27th May, 2019. PGM (Pers) assured to resubmit the proposal in the next BSNL Board Meeting.

08-05-2019

Meeting with DIR (CM/EB/Finance) BSNL Board: GS, President & AGS (Finance) met with DIR(CM/EB/Finance) BSNL Board  and discussed regarding the HR Integration in BSNL Corporate Office. We requested them to allow the present system of HR Integration in BSNL Corporate Office as per the KPMG Recommendations. They assured to look in to the matter when it comes under the discussions in Management Committee.

Revival of BSNL/MTNL

On the issue of Revival of BSNL GS and President met the concerned Senior Officers of DoT and discussed regarding the DoT proposal for Revival of BSNL to be approved by the Union Cabinet. It is learnt that the proposal on Revival of BSNL/MTNL as directed by PMO was taken up with the Ministry of Finance, wherein MOF has advised DoT to reexamine the proposal and to submit to the next Government for consideration. It is understood that the Govt./DoT is now of the opinion that since the BSNL/MTNL Employees are covered with the Govt. Pension under Rule-37 A provisions then no ex-gratia/incentive can be offered to the Employees on the pretext of VRS.  For example MTNL Employees were given VRS twice when they were not paid Govt. Pension under Rule- 37 A. Thus Govt. is not considering financial support to BSNL/MTNL for VRS. Regarding monetization of BSNL/MTNL Assets it is to be decided that whether DEEPAM or DoT will do the Mutation process. Allocation of 4G spectrum to BSNL/MTNL will also be considered by the next Govt. only

03-05-2019

Meeting with Advisor (Finance), DoT:  GS & President met Advisor (Finance), DoT Shri Dilip Pathey and greeted him on assuming the high office of Advisor (Finance), DoT. The following issues were discussed

a) Denial of First Time Bound Promotion causing reduction of Pension and Pensionary benefits in respect of retired BSNL Executives of Kolkata Telephones by the Office of CCA, Kolkata:   We expressed our serious concern against the denial of First Time Bound Promotion causing reduction of Pension and Pensionary benefits in respect of retired BSNL Executives of Kolkata Telephones by the Office of CCA, Kolkata. Even after the direction given by the Advisor (Finance), DoT Office to Kolkata CCA to stop reduction of Pension and Pensionary benefits by considering EPP Provisions in true spirit. Advisor (Finance) after detailed discussions assured to look in to the matter.

b) Extension of CGHS facilities to the retired BSNL Employees – CGHS cards issue – regarding:  We requested the Advisor (finance) to direct the CCA, Jaipur for taking up the issue of extension of CGHS facilities to the retired BSNL Employees in Rajasthan Circle in accordance with the relevant orders available from DoT and Ministry of Health. Advisor (Finance) immediately spoke with the CCA, Jaipur and directed him to settle the problems being faced by the retired BSNL Employees in availing CGHS facilities. CCA, Jaipur replied that the Medical and Health Authorities at Jaipur has raised certain objections which have been forwarded to DoT Headquarters, New Delhi for necessary action. Advisor (finance) advised CCA, Jaipur to send the copies of all the letters already sent to DoT for necessary action at his level.                  

02-05-2019     

Meeting with CMD BSNL : GS, President met CMD BSNL & requested to allow to issue DE to DGM(T) promotion on Adhoc basis. CMD BSNL assured to look into the matter.                                                                                         

02-05-2019                                                                                                              

Meeting with PGM(Pers.), BSNL CO : GS, President met PGM(Pers.) and discussed regarding DE to DGM promotion on adhoc basis. PGM(Pers.) mentioned that the CPC work from DE to DGM promotion is in progress. All the VCRs have been received. The seniority list of SDEs/DEs have also been finalized. He  assured to expedite CPC for issuing DE to DGM promotion at the earliest. We may expect DE to DGM promotion in the next week only.

CPC from CAO to DGM(Fin.) : We requested to initiate CPC from CAO to DGM(Fin.) to fill up 26 vacant DGM(Fin.) posts by taking MC approval for relaxation in the eligibility criteria. PGM(Pers.) mentioned that MC Memo is being prepared for taking approval from MC at the earliest.

02-05-2019

Meeting with DGM(Estt.) BSNL CO: GS, President met DGM(Estt.) and discussed regarding wrong deduction of GTI payment. We requested that some executives have wrongly opted GTI scheme without knowing the details. Now they have requested to refund GTI amount paid wrongly. DGM(Estt.) informed that a Committee headed by Sr.GM(Estt.) & Members as GM(SR), GM(CA) and GM (Trg.) has been constituted to discuss the matter in consultation with LIC authorities to get refund the GTI payment wrongly paid by some executives.                                                             

02-05-2019

Com N L Sharma, our AGS HQ, is suffering from cardiac problem and admitted in Escorts Hospital Delhi. Block in artery has been detected, tomorrow STENTS will be implanted. We pray to GOD for his speedy recovery.