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Throughout CTD including ITPC the stay out strike on 12-12-2017 is almost 100 percent successful. We congratulate our leaders & members including leaders & members of other constituents of All Unions & Associations of BSNL,CTD for this overwhelming response.Today we fervently request our leaders & members to organise 2nd day Strike with full vigour so that we can make DoT compelled to fulfil our Demands.
All members including DGM(Engg) & DGM(F) will take part in the Stay Out Strike on 12-13 DecemberNone will participate in Control Room duty.All CSCs & CCNs will remain closed. NO FEAR,SIT OUSIDE OF THE OFFICE.
All leaders of Circle & Branch level are requested to take part in picketing during 12-13 December to make Strike Cent per cent successful.
Strike Call given by All Unions and Associations of BSNL
Today all General Secretaries met and decided to strengthen the two day strike call on 12th and 13thDecember 2017 and appealed all executives and non-executives of BSNL to 100% implement the strike call.
Press Release : BSNL employees going on a two day strike:
All Unions and Associations of BSNL releases press release on the two days strike on 12th and 13thDecember 2017 demanding:
a) Pay Revision w.e.f. 01.01.2017 and
b) Opposing formation of a Subsidiary Tower Company
Today at Satyabala Exchange VP Com.Atanu Majumder & Com.Sumit Ghosh attented a preparatory meeting for Two Day Strike on 12-13 December in the call of AUAB/CTD .Our members were present.
At Telephone Bhavan meeting OS(E) & CP delivered their speech.
Joint mammoth rally followed by Convention of all Unions and Associations of BSNL at Kolkata:
A mammoth rally organised by All Unions and Association of BSNL Kolkata and West Bengal. More than 5000 members of different Executive , Non executive , Retired and even Job contract labors took part in the procession in demand of 3rd PRC and Non formation of Tower Company which covered more than 3 Kms at the heart of the City. General public was appraised through this about the vicious planning of the Govt. to destroy PSUs which were formed out of the taxes paid by us. At last there was a meeting where all the leaders addressed the huge gathering. On behalf of AIBSNLEA CTD & WB Com Subhasis Mitra CS CTD gave clarion call to all to forge unity to fight out the sinister move of Govt. to ruin BSNL.
On 07-12-2017 two preparatory meetings for 2 day strike on 12-13 December held in Bagbazar Exch for Area North & Alipur Exch for Area Alipur.Our members were present in large numbers in both the meetings.In the first meeting Com.Asoke Ghosh ACS delivered his speech & in the second meeting CS addressed the gathering.AFS Com.Raju Roy was present on behalf of AIBSNLEA/CTD.
CS writes to GM(F) regarding maintaining uniformity in areas rerarding payment & fixation of JAO 2010 batch (see letter).
GS writes to Shri Narendra Modi Ji, Hon'ble Prime Minister, Government of India, South Block, New Delhi regarding request for implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations in BSNL with 15% fitment benefits - Our appeal <<Click here for letter>>>>
Today two meetings were held in Barrakpur & Ranikuthi Exchange for organising strike in demand of 3rd PRC.In the former meeting Com.Tridip Chakraborty CP was the speaker & Com.Ashoke Ghosh ACS was present & in the latter Com.Atanu Majumder VP delivered speech & Com.Aloke Das CWC Member was presenton behalf of AIBSNLEA/CTD Circle.
In the call of All Unions & Associations of BSNL/CTD we took part in different GBs all over CTD in support of Strike for 3rd PRC.
On 01-12-2017 at Barabazar Exchange Com.Tapan Banerjee CWC was present in the Presidium & Com.Arindam Roy OS delivered speech in support of Strike.
On 01-12-2017 at 8 Hare Street Com.Satyajit Bhattacharjee ACS addressed the audience & Com.Sumit Ghosh was present on the dais.
On 04-12-2017 at Sreerampur Exchange Com.Asok Ghosh ACS addressed the meeting & Com.Arunangshu Neogi was present in the dais.
On 05-12-2017 at Salt Lake Exchange Com.Debasis Halder VP delivered his speech & Com.Sujoy Banerjee OS was present.
Everywhere our members were present in large number & pledged to make the Strike successful as a part AUAB/CTD.
Felicitation of Shri Prahlad Rai, GS AIBSNLEA by CTD circle on his superannuation from the official services of BSNL as DGM.
On behalf of Kolkata Telephones we felicitated our beloved GS on his superannuation.We presented him with mementos.
The CHQ Office Bearers, Advisors, Consultants, Circle Secretaries and Circle Presidents meeting commenced as per schedule in Hotel Diana Palace, Jaipur.On behalf of CTD,CP,CS,OS(E) & Consultant to CHQ took part. CS placed his report (see here).
OS(E),CP,CS & Consultant addressed the meeting & placed our demands.The following decisions were taken:
1.We must make the forthcoming strike on 12-13 December successful to get 3rd PRC.
2.One Anti-Conspiracy day will be observed suitably against the conspiracy of PGM(pers).Date will be fixed later.
3.We will give consent to implementation of CCH with modification in line with the report of Khan Committee only. Simultaneously we will pursue for the CPC for promotion of different cadre.
4.We will not oppose the proposal for HR integration.
5.It is learnt from reliable source that DoT may give proposal for lowering the age of retirement to 58 and VR proposal also may come. We will oppose these.
The following members of AIBSNLEA/CTD are retiring due to to superannuation on 30-11-2017. We wish them happy, healthy, peaceful & active 2nd innings.
1.Bikash Chandra Bhattacharjee -SDE/intl/Bhatpara-member of North Branch.
2.Dilip Kumar Kar- SDE/Lake Gardens- member of South Branch.
3.Alimpana Roychowdhry-Commercial Officer/Jadavpur-member of South Branch.
All Unions and Associations of BSNL/CTD arranged a GB meeting in Kalighat Exchange on 29-11-2017 at 12.00hrs.From AIBSNLEA/ CTD Circle CS & FS and CWC member attended the meeting. Our members were present in adequate number.
CS addressed the meeting and explained why BSNL is in loss and why the affordability clause should not be applicable to BSNL. What is the conspiracy of Govt. for formation of Subsidiary Tower Company in detail. In order to achieve 3rd PRC with full benefit and to fight out sinister move of the Govt.we have to organise the strike with full force unitedly.
Congratulations! Case on additional increment by fixation in same scale on post based promotion under EPP:
AIBSNLEA got stay orders in the Principal CAT New Delhi today for the DoT order dated 5.7.2017for withdrawal of additional increment by fixation in same scale on post based promotion under EPP. The case filed by AIBSNLEA vide OA/100/2649/2017 in Hon'ble Principal Bench CAT New Delhi against the DOT order dated 05.07.2017 came up for hearing today in the Principal Bench of Hon'ble CAT (Court No. 5 Item No. 37). In today's hearing DoT advocated asked a copy of the reply submitted by the advocate of BSNL in the Hon'ble court and requested for some time to study it. On it, our advocate argued. However, Hon'ble PB CAT posted the matter for further hearing on 11.12.2017 and till then kept the DoT order dated 05.07.2017 in abeyance.
All Unions and Associations of BSNL/CTD arranged a GB meeting in TBZ Club room on 27-11-2017 at 1330hrs.From AIBSNLEA/ CTD Circle CP & OS attended the meeting. Adv(E)/CHQ was present in the presidium .Our members were present in adequate number.CP addressed the meeting and told that in order to achieve 3rd PRC with full benefit and to fight out sinister move to privatise BSNL Towers we have to fight unitedly. We have to organise the strike with full force.
As scheduled by All Unions and Associations of BSNL, One Joint Convention was held at Guwahati on 27/11/17 at Panbazar IQ conference hall.The hall was jampacked with executives and non executives of BSNL.All unions and Associations took part in this convention.One presidium of Circle secretaries including Com Swarup Chakraborty CS/AIBSNLEA/ASSAM. Represented the CHQ/AIBSNLEA and addressed the house by Com.Prasun kumar Mukhopadhyay.OS(east)/CHQ/AIBSNLEA.
As a part of CHQ programme CS met Madam Roopa Ganguly Hon'ble MP(Rajya Sabha) on 25-11-2017 at her residence & submitted Memorandum regarding implementation of 3rd PRC with full benefit in BSNL.
Madam gave us almost 45 minutes from her busy schedule & patiently heard all our arguments in favour of our demands.She advised us to work for enhancement of work culture in BSNL & motivate all to uplift the financial health of BSNL in CTD & WB so that she can place our demand to the MOS(I/C) in a positive way.She advised us to write a separate letter stating what recent measure is taken by CTD to enhance the work culture & profitability so that she can put forward it with our Memorandum.
Coincidentally, 25th November is Madam's birthday.We wished her with a flower bouquet.We conveyed our gratitude to her allow us so much time & gave a positive nod to her advise. (click to see the memorandum)
All Unions & Associations Of BSNL CSs of CTD & WB sat in a meeting and decided the following:
1.On 08-12-2017 there will be a Procession under the banner of All Unions & Associations from crossing of Ganeh Ave & Mission Row near Taher Mansion right at 2-00 PM.All are requested to assemble within 1-30 PM.
2.There will be a Press Meet on 11-12-2017 in a suitable place. All CSs of constituents will attend.
3.On 4,5,6 & 7 December meetings at all Area Offices to be organised suitably.
4.On 07-12-2017 leaders will meet again at 4-00 PM to review the progress of organisation for strike & further course of action to mobilise maximum employees.
5.On 12-13 December total strike will be organised.
All BSs,COBs & Other leaders of AIBSNLEA/CTD are requested to take all out efforts to make the programme successful.
All Unions & Associations Of BSNL CHQ serves Strike Notice to CMD/BSNL (Click to see notice)
AIBSNLEA is also a constituent of this forum and requests all of its Branch Secretaries to ensure 100% participation in the proposed STRIKE on 12th and 13th December 2017 on the call of all the Unions and Associations of BSNL.
Special CL to CHQ Office Bearers of AIBSNLEA for attending the meeting:
BSNL Corporate Office issues instructions for sanction of special CL to the CHQ Office Bearers of AIBSNLEA for attending the meeting on 01.12.2017 and 02.12.2017 at Jaipur Rajasthan.
Human Chain on 23.11.2017 on the call of all Unions and Associations of BSNL:
On the call of all Unions and Associations of BSNL Human Chain has been organized in CTD with full zeal and enthusiasm. In front of Telephone Bhavan & CTO, the Human Chain was organized at mass level wherein almost all the executive and non-executive employees participated in the human chain.
AIBSNLEA/CTD submitted memorandum regarding third PRC to hon'ble Governor of WB Office.The good office accepted tthat and forwarded to the concerned Ministry for consideration. (Click to see)
Joint Convention of all Unions and Associations of BSNL at Patna & Kolkata:
A Joint Convention was organised in Patna, Bihar on 21/11/17 and Kolkata on 22/11/17 with huge gathering. The Patna meeting was addressed by Com Krishnakumar CS and Com Prasun Kumar Mukhopadhyay OS (East)/CHQ. KOLKATA meeting was presided over by one presidium including Com Anirudda Basu CS WB circle and Com Subhasis Mitra CS CTD and addressed by Com Prasun Kumar Mukhopadhyay OS East/ CHQ. All Unions and Associations leaders took part in these conventions.
Meeting with Addl. Secretary (Telecom), DoT:
GS and President along with the GS and President of AIRBSNLEWA met Addl. Secretary (T), DoT and discussed regarding:
A Implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations with 15% fitment benefits in BSNL: We requested for implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations with 15% fitment benefits in BSNL as per the BSNL Board’s decision which is already sent to DoT for approval and issuance of Presidential Directives. AST mentioned that the BSNL’s proposal on 3rd PRC recommendations with 15% fitment benefits in BSNL is being processed. During the discussions, the AST was responsive.
B Payment of Pension contribution on actual basic instead of maximum of the pay scale: We requested to consider payment of pension contribution on actual basic instead of maximum of the pay scale. AST mentioned that the BSNL’s proposal in this regard was considered and decided that DoT can not recommend payment of pension contribution on actual basic instead of maximum of the pay scale to DoE in view of the fact the pension contribution paid by BSNL for their employees is on different substantive grade pay scales and thereafter the employee is being retired in higher scale. So initially the pension contribution was paid in lesser amount to DoT DoT as per the lower scale. We further pleaded that the 6th CPC in the year 2006 had recommended pension contribution to be taken on actual basic pay of the employee. In view of that, it should be considered on actual basic but AST was firm on his decision.
C Revision of the Pension of BSNL Pensioners: We requested AST to take an early action for revision of the pension of the BSNL pensioners who are drawing Govt. Pension under Rule 37A. We explained that Sr. DDG (Estt), DoT is mentioning that the revision of pension of BSNL pensioners will be considered after the pay revision of BSNL serving employees on implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations otherwise, there will be a disparity in the pension of the BSNL pensioners who will retire later on. AST after giving patient hearing told that we will look into the mater for an early action in this regard. GS, AIRBSNLEWA gave a letter to AST in this regard which he marked immediately to the concerned section for taking an early action.
D Additional increment case on post based proposition under EPP: AST categorically mentioned that the matter is sub-judice so he can not make any comment on this issue.
E Restructuring of AD (OL) cadre in BSNL: We requested to give clearance to BSNL on restructuring of AD (OL) cadre. AST assured to look into.
Meeting with PGM(Pers) , BSNL CO on CPSU Cadre Hierarchy
GS, President, AGS (HQ), AGS (FIN ) and AGS (DR) met with PGM (Pers.) and discussed about proposed Draft CPSU cadre hierarchy. PGM (Pers.) initiated the discussion by reiterating the MC direction that CPSU proposal is being discussed with associations to make policy more employee and organisation centric. We told that response submitted by AIBSNLEA contains para wise suggestions, by considering them Policy can be made beneficial for both employee and organisation.
We reiterated our stand that all pending CPCs should be completed and promotion orders should be issued before implementation of CPSU cadre hierarchy and priority should be given to conduct CPCs first to fill up all the vacant post of Group- 'A' and Group-' B'. Pers. cell need to take legal opinion wherever required, to break the stalemate in promotions in various cadres as per DOP&T guidelines on SC/ST rosters implementation.
PGM (Pers.) assured to work out some way to complete the CPCs processes and issue promotion orders and simultaneously finalise the CPSU Hierarchy.
We strongly opposed the MT recruitment provision at STS level in the CPSU cadre hierarchy. PGM (Pers.) told that management trainee is need of the organisation. We mentioned that AIBSNLEA will never accept MT at STS level. We categorically told that MT recruitment at STS level will block the career prospects of all the existing executives at JTO / JAO and SDE / AO level and they will retire at AGM level only. If management feels that BSNL need market talent then recruit MT in Sales, Marketing, HR and Legal etc. at JTO/JAO level only. Engineering and Finance vertical are already having executives at JTO / JAO equivalent to Management Trainee. Along with this, If management feels that there is requirement at policy making level, BSNL may recruit higher management professionals at GM level with suitable experience and probation.
We also opposed ignorance of length of service and seniority in proposed draft and increase of resend period for AGM grade from 7 years to 12 years. Residency period from SDE to AGM and equivalent cadre should be maximum 7 years only.
We suggested the benchmarks should be on basis of Khan Committee report and numeric based to avoid huge dropping.
We also suggested that implemention of date of CPSU Policy should be from the date of last CPC held in that cadre instead of 01.01.2017, otherwise it will not be beneficial to the executives in the Cadre (s) having more than 20 years of service.
The executives already in E5 scales should be given the designation of Jt. DGM immediately as per Khan Committee report.
We suggested that before going to any final decision all cadre controlling authorities like Civil , Electrical , Arch, Finance, TF and CSS etc. should be consulted and taken care of their views / suggestions also.
We further suggested that Pers. cell may convene a joint meeting of all executive associations for more deliberation and making a consensus on CPSU policy which is more employee and organisation centric.
At last we requested PGM (Pers) that he should go through our view and suggestion with open mind to make CPSU Cadre hierarchy to become reality. He assured to apprise AIBSNLEA views to BSNL management committee for consideration.
AIBSNLEA will have a meeting with Addl. Secretary (T), DoT tomorrow at 14.30 Hrs and will have discussions with PGM (Pers.) on CPSU Cadre Hierarchy draft proposal submitted by AIBSNLEA tomorrow morning at 10.00 hrs.
All Unions & Associations of BSNL/CTD & WB met today in RJCM Room at TB today.The following decisions are taken unanimously.
1.A convention will be arranged at CTO Hall on 22-11-2017(Wednesday) at 3-00 PM. CHQ leaders of all unions & associations will address about the significance of organising 2 day strike on 12-13 December 2017.
2.HUMAN CHAIN will be organised on 23-11-17 (Thursday)in front of Telephone Bhaban,CTO Building & Telecom Factory, Alipur. All members of CTD should be present in TB,WB members should be present in front of CTO & TF members should be present in front of Telecom Factory by 1-30 PM. The programme will be from 2-00 to 2-15 PM.
3.On 25-11-2017(Staturday) leaders of all unions & associations will meet in ETR room at 6th floor in TB to decide the future course of action to make Strike successful.
All BS and other leaders are requested to ensure maximum attendance of members to make these programme a grand success.
An extended CEC meeting will be held on 23-11-2017 at 4-00PM in the Association Room (see notice)
CS sends email to GS regarding the of case of Sri K D Bhagat PS/CTD for early solution (see copy)
Our protest & prolonged persuasion yielded result.We succeed to revoke the unwanted & unjustified dies-non order of DGM(Central). In this connection we must thank to OS(E) & CTD Management for their earnest cooperation during the process.
WE ARE NOT AGAINST DEVELOPMENT,BUT AIBSNLEA WILL FIGHT TO PRESERVE THE PERSONAL DIGNITY OF ITS MEMBER.
Smt. Sujata Ray, Director (HR), BSNL Board, regarding
(a) Request for Protection of Pay availed during Officiating Arrangements in the cadre of AAO on actual basis in respect affected Executives of 1997, 1998 & 1999 JAO batch <<<Click here for letter>>>
(b) Pay protection, service protection of Erstwhile officiating JTOS during officiating period and Pay protection of other JTOs during their O-JTO Period in the light of Hon’ble Kerala high court judgment <<<Click here for letter>>>
On 15-11-2017 campaign for HUMAN CHAIN on 23-11-2017 and proposed 2 Day Strike in demand of 3rd PRC & Scrapping of proposal of formation of Separate Tower Company done in every workspot of CTD though squading & gate meeting. CS was present in Kalighat exchange,OS(E) & CP took part & delivered speech at Barabazar Exch & Telephone Bhavan respectively.Our member took part in all the places in befitting manner.
We call upon all our members to participate HUMAN CHAIN on 23-11-17 in front of TB and make the programme successful.
Meeting with PGM (Pers.) to discuss the CPSU Cadre Hierarchy proposal:
GS, President, AGS (HQ), AGS (Fin), and AGS (DR) had meeting with PGM (Pers.) on CPSU cadre hierarchy. The meeting was scheduled as per direction of the Management Committee of BSNL Board. GM (SR), Jt. GM (Pers) and DGM (Pers-II) were also present in the meeting. AIBSNLEA submitted its detailed Para wise response to the draft policy approved by BSNL Management committee.
PGM (Pers) had apprised that purpose of the MC‘s direction to discuss with associations to make policy more employee and organization centric. He requested that AIBSNLEA should support the policy to break the stalemate in the promotions of executives in BSNL.
AIBSNLEA made it clear that we are never against the CPSU hierarchy rather we have been demanding it to implement in the true sense and as per Khan Committee recommendations. We further clarified that our suggestions are to safe guard the interest of the entire executives and it will give value additions to it. In view of this Pers. Cell should carefully go through our views / suggestions with open mind without any prejudice. Then point by point discussion was held.
While discussion, we strongly opposed the MT recruitment, ignorance of the weightage to seniority, reduction of sanctioned strength, increase in eligibility condition from of 7 to 12 years for the promotion of SDE/AO to DE /AGM/CAO, Time bound promotion in SG-JAG grade should be in E7 instead of E6 etc.
PGM (Pers) appreciated our concern in this regard and impress upon to consider MT Recruitment to full-fill the management requirement immediately but we categorically told that AIBSNLEA is firm on its stand and will not accept MT Recruitment at STS level which will block the career progression of executives. Today the meeting started at 15.00 hrs as per the schedule and continued till 18.00 hrs thereafter, PGM (Pers.) mentioned that he will study the submissions made by AIBSNLEA point by point and thereafter he will discuss the matter with AIBSNLEA again on 22nd and 23rd Nov, 2017.
In CTD as per decision taken by All Unions & Associations Gate/Lunch Hour Meeting will be organised on 15-11-2017 to mobilise maximum gathering on 23-11-2017 HUMAN CHAIN programme at Telephone Bhavan.
All BP/BS and Circle OBs,CWC members are instructed to take initiative to make these programme successful.
All Unions and Associations of BSNL, held at New Delhi on 14.11.2017 - Decisions taken in the meeting
A meeting of the All Unions and Associations of BSNL, was held at New Delhi today the 14.11.2017. Com. Chandeswar Singh, GS, NFTE, presided over the meeting. General Secretaries / representatives of BSNLEU, NFTE, SNEA, AIBSNLEA, AIGETOA, FNTO, SEWA BSNL, BSNL MS, AIBSNLOA, BSNL ATM, BSNL OA and BEA BSNL attended the meeting. Comrade GS and Comrade President attended the meeting from AIBSNLEA side. The following decisions are taken unanimously.
1. The date of the human chain is changed, with a view to facilitate more time for the mobilization. Now, the human chain will be held during lunch hour on 23.11.2017.
2. The strike notice for the two day strike, to be held on 12th & 13th December, 2017, will be served on the Management and the DoT on 23.11.2017.
3. At the circle level, a meeting of all the circle secretaries of the unions and associations should be held on 18.11.2017. The ways and means to effectively organize the human chain and the two day strike, should be discussed and decided in these meetings. (At the Corporate Office this meeting will take place on 17.11.2017)
4. The last date for submission of memorandum to the Hon’ble MPs has been changed to 30.11.2017. A copy of the memorandum to be submitted to the Hon’ble MPs, will be circulated within a day or two.
5. Posters and hand bills will be printed at the All India level, by the All Unions and Associations of BSNL, in English and Hindi, and it will be sent to the circles. The expenditure for these will be borne by all the unions and associations. The posters and hand bills should also be printed in the regional languages, at the circle level.
6. To effectively organize the strike, meetings will be organized in important cities / centers, as per the following details. All India leaders of the All Unions and Associations of BSNL will address these meetings.
20.11.2017 : Lucknow 02.12.2017 : Jaipur
21.11.2017 : Patna 04.12.2017 : Bhubaneswar
22.11.2017 : Kolkata 05.12.2017 : Chennai
25.11.2017 : Pune 06.12.2017 : Bengaluru
27.11.2017 : Ahmedabad 07.12.2017 : Bhopal
27.11.2017 : Guwahati 08.12.2017 : Hyderabad
28.11.2017 : Ludhiana
All the Circle / District Secretaries are requested to implement the above organizational action programmes with 100% participation. Also coordinate with all the Circle / District Secretaries for effective implementation of the above agitation program immediately to:
(i) For implementation of 3rd PRC with 15% fitment benefit in BSNL and pending issues related to 2nd PRC.
(ii) To protest against creation of BSNL's Tower Subsidiary.
The date of the human chain is now changed with a view to facilitate more time for the mobilization. Now, the human chain will be held during lunch hour on 23.11.2017 at BSNL Corporate Office, Circle and District levels.
CS writes to CGM/CTD for sanction of Rs.200/- for Executive Diary for 2018 like previous year.(see letter)
CS,ACS & OS(E) met GM(HR & Admn) and thanked him for the request transfer fulfilment of Sri Ajit Basak & requested him to materialise the transfer cases of Sri Ratan Sinha,Archan Aditya ,R S Maitra & Faculty allowance cases of Sri P K Mondal and others.We also thanked him for forwarding Rule 8 case of JTOs & from him it has been learnt that Rule 8 cases of JEs will be forwarded in December 2017.
We thanked him in anticipation of early fulfilment of other pending cases.
BSNL Executive promotion Policy Amendment & Recruitment Rules, 2017
Pros and Cons
The pros and cons on implementation of the Draft Rectt./Promotion Rule, proposing Time bound functional promotion upto AGM grade for all cadres / streams are as under:-.
1.2: The modified policy shall be implemented w.e.f. 01.01.2017:
Pros: The modified policy implementing w.e.f. 01.01.2017 will provide time bound functional promotion upto AGM level which will benefit the newly recruited executives, recruited after 2010.
Cons: The modified policy implementing w.e.f. 01.01.2017 will not give benefit to the senior executives in the cadre having more than 20 years of service which will cause frustration and discontentment among them. For example, one JTO recruited in the year 1995 and completed 21 years of service is still waiting his first functional promotion as a SDE and one JTO recruited in the year 2011 completed 5 years of service will get SDE promotion together. No service weightage to the senior executive is ensured.
1.3: On approval of the policy, all existing RR in the grade of SDE /equivalent will be treated as scrapped and MSRR 2009 will be modified to the extent that promotion of AGM/DE Grade in all the schedule-IA, IB, IC & ID shall be treated to be deleted. Remaining portion of MSRR shall be continued to be followed as per the existing provision. MT recruitment will continue as per the existing provision of Recruitment Rule of MT.
Pros: MT recruitment at STS level as per the existing provisions of recruitment rule of MT, It may help in filling up Top level SAG/HAG level post on fast track method through MTs of outside and inside quote. Few of Group B level executives will also get a chance to become MT through this process.
Cons: MT recruitment at STS level will block the career progression of Group B level executives as we have experienced in DOT setup through JTS OF ITS Grup A recruitment rules 1991. Where in one DR JTO of DOT used to retire as Adhoc DE after completing 37-38 years of service. The similar situation will develop in BSNL after the introduction of MT recruitment.
1.4: Powers for relaxation/ modification/ amendment to these rules will vest with the Management committee of BSNL Board.
Pros: It will provide easy path to BSNL management to relax/modify/amendment to these rules with the approval of management committee of BSNL Board.
Cons: BSNL management, as its own or under the unforeseen pressures may any time relax/modify/amend these rules with the approval of BSNL MC which may be in the interest of executives or against. These rules are approved by the BSNL Board and cleared by DOT may not be allowed to BSNL management to make such provisions since the pension payment is being made by DOT.
3.0: Authorized strength of the Service: The authorized strength of the executives in various cadre/stream shall be as per the provisional HR plan
Pros: As per Deloite recommendations the sanction posts of Group A and B level executives will be reduced the wage payment liability of BSNL through the proposed HR plan.
Cons: As per new HR plan based on Deloite recommendations the huge number of sanctioned posts of Group A and B will be reduced which will adversely affect the career progression of BSNL executives by way of stagnation due to non-availability of the posts.
5.1: All the existing Executives up to AGM/DGM(Adhoc) shall continue to be considered for financial up-gradation to the next higher scale upto E-6 scale on completion of 5 years of service from the date of placement in lower scale through conduction of CPC. The benchmarks considered for financial up-gradation shall be as per the prescribed provisions in the schedule. The new Benchmarks shall be applied to those executives whose financial up-gradations are due w.e.f. 01.01.2018.
Pros: The stringent benchmark will filtered the executives and the less number of executives will be promoted to the higher post to reduce to number.
Cons: The stringent benchmark will block the career prospect of majority executives thus the spirit of time bound promotion on functional basis to all executives will be defeated. Considering this, the benchmark proposed by Khan Committee was appropriate of functional promotions.
5.3 II: All the executives eligible for promotion for a vacancy year i.e. promotion under SCF, for which the result of the LDCE (other channel of promotion) has been issued and promotion order is pending, the promotion of executives of both the channel shall be considered deemed to have been promoted before 1.1.2017 and they shall be treated en-bloc senior to the executives promoted as per this Rule.
Pros: The promotion of executives of both the channel shall be considered deemed to have been promoted before 1.1.2017 and they shall be treated en-bloc senior to the executives promoted as per this Rule. It will depend upon the year to year vacancies.
Cons: The executives of LDCE quota appeared through a particular vacancy year will continue to claim their seniority along with the vacancies of SCF quota. It may invite litigations and derail the process.
12.0: The executive shall join the place of posting on promotion within 40 days of the issue of the order of promotion by BSNL CO. The period of 40 days may be extended in exceptional and deserving case, in the interest of service, where the Administrative requirement so demands with the approval of appointing authority. In case the Executives who are granted functional promotion but fails to join the promoted grade within the time or decline promotion, then Management reserves the right to forfeit his promotion and executive shall not be considered for functional promotion or financial up-gradation to higher scale for next one Year or next CPC whichever is later, from the date of deemed refusal (after 40 days) or from date of application of refusal.
Pros and Cons: If on promotion outside circle one is forced to refuse due to medical/ family issues, he will stagnate in his own pay scale as there is no financial upgradation. This type of situation should be relaxed and genuinely should be weighted.
16.0: New designations for Executives: In the Policy new Designation has been incorporated and shall hereafter be followed at all levels at H.Q./Circle/SSA etc.
Pros and Cons: Khan committee has no where suggested Sr. SDE as functional promotion and tightening the norms by deciding even one "Average" as disqualification in promotion for JTO, SDE, Sr. SDE, DE cadres i.e. for the span of 20 years. We strongly submits that there is no need to alive the Sr. SDE cadre. By this inclusion the Executives will be derailed from their justified promotions and will be bound to remain in the same pay scale for 10 years, which is the violation of EPP. We strongly oppose such inclusion.
CS sent mail to GS regarding opinion of AIBSNLEA/CTD about CCH for discussion with Management.(see our proposals)
Our member Com.Asim Sahoo JAO/CS has been admitted in Kothari Hospital owing to a road accident.FS went to see him.Now he is out of danger.FS assisted is family members regarding procedures of HCU.We pray for his speedy recovery.
BSNL Corporate Office issued order regarding
(i) Reduction of Executive staff from Circle Offices-<<<<Click here for letter>>>>
(ii) Printing of Calendar and diaries for the year 2018. <<<<Click here for letter>>>>
Our prolonged persuasion yielded result.Request transfer order of Com.Ajit Basak to BKP Area has been issued by HR Section of CTD. We specially thank GM(HR & Admin) for his active cooperation and other pending request transfer /other cases will also be fulfilled by his active help.
Leaders of Howrah Branch Com.Asok Kolay,Com.Asok Ghosh & others met DGM/Srirampur to settle some transfer/posting issues.They discussed & sorted out an amicable solution.We congaratulate the members of Howrah branch for their prudence & timely action.
BSNL Corporate Office issued order regarding grant of facility of Deduction of subscription to Executives Associations <<<Click here for order>>>>
Meeting with PGM (Pers.), BSNL Corporate Office:
GS, President and AGS (HQ) met PGM (Pers.) and discussed regarding CPSU Cadre Hierarchy issue. PGM (Pers.) shared the draft proposal on CPSU Cadre Hierarchy as approved by BSNL Management Committee under the condition to discuss it with all the executive associations before submission to BSNL Board. <<<Click here for draft proposal on CPSU Cadre Hierarchy as approved by BSNL MC>>>>>
All the members are requested to give their views/suggestions to CHQ immediately for further discussion with BSNL Management.
Director (HR), BSNL Board has called AIBSNLEA for discussion on the matter tomorrow afternoon at 12.00 pm. Thereafter, PGM (Pers.) has fixed up the meeting with AIBSNLEA on 15.11.2017 to discuss the matter further.
CPSU Cadre Hirarchy in BSNL:
The Majority Association is now busy in sugar-coating the quinine pill on behalf of the Management.
Anyone who will read the posting in the website of SNEA dated 5-11-2017 will certainly wonder whether it is a message from a trade union or management. The write-up resemb