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3rd PRC Report....Gazette Notification.....<<<Click here for report>>>>>
Membership Drive: All the Circle & District Secretaries are requested to ensure enrolment of maximum members by filling up of Membership form and subscription deduction format from salary before last date i.e. 15.01.2018 <<<Click here for membership form>>>>> <<<<Click here for subscription deduction format from salary >>>>>
Com.Aloke Das, Com.Niyati Roy, Com.Priyambada Dutta, Com.Ganesh Prasad, Com.Ananda Prasad Sarab members of AIBSNLEA/CTD qualified in the LDCE.
AIBSNLEA's untiring and persistent efforts yielded result in getting released promotion and posting of JTOs to the grade of SDE (Telecom) in B.S.N.L. under Competitive Quota (33%) on the basis of Limited Departmental Competitive Examination held on 21.06.2015
AIBSNLEA is thankful to CMD, BSNL, Director(HR) BSNL Board, GM(Pes.), Jt. GM(Pers), OSD to Director (HR), BSNL Board.
Similarly AIBSNLEA is trying to get released the Promotion orders from JTO to SDE(T) of SCF quota wherein the vigilance clearance are being collected of all eligible JTOs and CPC from JTO to SDE(T) will be expedited after 30th May,2018 on pronouncement of Judgement by Hon'ble High Court, Kerala.
CS, President, OS and CWC member attended the GB meeting of TBZ branch. BS was also present there. It was decided to hold the branch conference with in June'18 to elect a new branch committee consisting seven members and one CEC member. All the members present there unanimously resolved to carry out the proposal.
CS and President with OS(E) met GM(HR) for early solution of some pending problems. We also requested him to arrange JAO phase-III training at NACBTTC, Kalyani instead of CTTC if the latter fails to arrange.
GM appreciated our concern and assured to solve the problem at the earliest. For training he said that if GM(HR)/WB circle communicates in this matter CTD can take steps to arrange training at NACBTTC.
OS(E) communicated to CS/WBT in this regard. We hope the case will be solved suitably.
Creation of the Tower Subsidiary Company of BSNL- Status of the Court Case filed by the Executive Associations of BSNL i.e. AIBSNLEA, SNEA, & AIGETOA:
All Unions and Associations of BSNL decided to file a Writ Petition against the creation of BSNL Tower Subsidiary Company in the name of AIBSNLEA & SNEA. Accordingly, the Writ Petition was prepared wherein AIGETOA also became party later-on.
The case filed by these Executive Associations of BSNL i.e. AIBSNLEA, SNEA & AIGETOA has been registered in the Hon'ble High Court of Delhi vide WP No. 5758/2018 and came for hearing on today in the Court No. 10. After a brief hearing, Hon'ble High Court passed an order that the operation of this Subsidiary Tower Company shall be subject to out come of this case and posted for next date of hearing on 25.09.2018.
It is an achievement towards BSNL Associations & Unions.
AUAB defers the call for walk-out and conducting rallies on 28.05.2018, against Subsidiary Tower Company: Based on the notice issued today, by the All Unions and Associations of BSNL, for organising walk-out and rallies on 28-05-2018, the CMD BSNL invited the leaders of the AUAB for talks. The talks started at 16:30 hrs. and lasted for almost two hours.
In the meeting, the CMD BSNL informed the AUAB leaders that the item of Subsidiary Tower Company is not there in the agenda for the BSNL Board meeting to be held at Hyderabad on 28-05-2018. He also made an appeal to withdraw the struggle. Thereafter, a meeting of the AUAB was held. In view of the information given by the CMD BSNL, the meeting unanimously decided to defer the call for organising walk-out and rallies on 28-05-2018.
We are thankful to our members who supported the cause and got prepared for participation in the agitation programme.
Grievance Redressal Cell for the Retired Employees.
AIBSNLEA & AIRBSNLEWA's consistent efforts yielded results in getting released order for opening of a Grievance Redressal Cell (GRC)- A Single window and easily accessible cell in BSNL Corporate Office for the Retired Employees under the SR Cell of BSNL Corporate Office.
The Contact details of the Cell are as under:
Tel: 011 2376 6063
Fax: 011 2373 4338
We extend our sincere thanks to Director (HR), BSNL Board and GM (SR), BSNL Corporate Office for opening of the GRC on our request.
We request all the pensioners to make full use of this Cell and post all their grievances to the email id given. Any type of grievances including pending medical bills, non/delay payment of leave encashment, wrong calculation of pension amount or any other grievances may be posted. This has been introduced after continuous effort by AIBSNLEA & AIRBSNLEWA's and success of the scheme will depend on how pensioners use it.
We have also requested to introduce an online form linked with an icon at BSNL portal (www.intranet.bsnl.co.in), so that the pensioners can enter their grievances directly in the portal online. This also being prepared and will be in operation shortly.
Pl. share the information with all the BSNL pensioners.
The transfer order of Mr.Gautam Dutta DE/Jdv. has been cancelled. He will be retained in Jadavpur area. We are grateful to PGM(NWO/CFA II) for his kind cooperation in this regard.
Meeting with CMD BSNL Com Prahlad Rai with his office bearers met CMD BSNL and discussed about implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL with 15% fitment benefit:
He apprised CMD BSNL regarding our discussions held with Secy. Telecom. & Member (Finance) DoT in the informal meeting held on 11.05.2018 regarding implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL, payment of pension contribution on actual basis instead of maximum of the pay scale and pension revision. CMD confirmed that now there is a move in DoT to draft the Cabinet Note on relaxation in the affordability clause of 3rd PRC report w.r.t. BSNL. CMD also mentioned that we will strict for 15% fitment benefits. He further mentioned that our efforts are yielding the results now.
Immunity from transfers of office bearers of Associations :
BSNL Corporate Office has decided to call for details of officer bearers of recognized/support/SEWA associations at SSA/Circle level/CHQ.
Further, circles are requested lo incorporate the statistics of such office bearers against their names in the long stay list of the circle which is due to furnish for the financial year 2018- 19.
GS writes to:
1. Shri Manoj Sinha Ji, Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications (I/C), New Delhi regarding:
(A). Our serious concern over Transfer of BSNL Assets to DoT.
2. Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD, BSNL regarding:
(A). Filling-up of the vacant Four Executive Director (ED) posts in BSNL – Our concern regarding.
(B). Discrimination and anomaly between executives of Civil/Electrical/Architecture/TF and Finance/Telecom - Reg.
Promotion from JTO to SDE under SCF & LDCE:
BSNL Corporate Office had called for the Gradation List Particulars and VC for promotion to SDE grade under SCF & LDCE quota. Till date, the requisite information is not received from 22 Circles. <<<<Click here for the Letter>>>>
All the Circle Secretaries are requested to ensure timely submission of the requisite information including the VC.
CS and AFS attended the opening ceremony of Eden City Maheshtala Exchange. CGM, PGM(NWO/CFA-II), PGM(Plg) and DGM(NWO/Alp) were present. CGM addressed the dweller of Eden City in an interactive meeting. The exchange has the fibre and copper connectivity to every tower and can provide 24X7 fault free service for LL, BB and FTTH service.
It has been learnt that our present GM(HR) Mr.P.K.Mahapatra is going to be transferred to his home town Bhuvaneshwar, Odisha. Mr.T.N.Thakur will take over as new GM(HR) soon. CS, ACS, President along with OS(E) met GM(HR) and requested him to settle some pending issues before leaving. GM assured to settle all cases at the earliest.
Later, CS and OS(E) met GM(Fin) and requested him for implementation of a few request transfer cases of Accounts wing, GM assured to consider the cases suitably.
BSNL CO issues order to stop curtailment of Extra increment due to fixation in the same scale after availing EPP .
DoT order was challenged by AIBSNLEA as well as certain affected executives before CAT, Principal Bench, Delhi in OA No. 2649 /2017 [MA No. 2791/2017 & 3225/2017] and Hon'ble CAT Principal Bench, DElhi vide its order dated 21-12-2O17 has quashed and set aside the DoT order dated O5-O7-2O17 . (See order here)
Meeting with Dir(PSU) DoT:- GS, President, AGS (DR) met Dir(PSU) DoT and discussed regarding.
a) Implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL with 15% fitment benefit: We requested Dir(PSU) for the implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL with 15% fitment benefit as recommended by BSNL Board. We also pleaded that administrative ministry can consider implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL as per its recommendations on affordability clause. However, the reply from DPE in this regard has also been received in DoT long before. Dir(PSU) mentioned that the DPE reply has been given cognizance by all the Sr. Officers in DoT but further action is yet to be taken. It seems that the work regarding preparation of Cabinet note for relaxation in the affordability clause has not yet started in DoT. This a serious situation and all the Unions and Associations of BSNL Should immediately decide their strategies to impress upon DoT for the settlement of this issue otherwise the issue will linger on in DoT.
b) Reply to BSNL on CPSU cadre hierarchy: Dir (PSU) confirmed that Jt. Secy. (Admn) Dot being the Govt. Nominee Director of BSNL Board has sent his observations to BSNL for the rectification in the CPSU Cadre hierarchy proposal before its placement in the next BSNL Board meeting which scheduled to be held on 28thMay 2018.
GS writes to:
The DDG (Estt), DoT, regarding denial of first time bound promotion received by BSNL Executives of Calcutta Telephones by office of Pr. CCA Kolkata causing reduction of Pension and pensionary benefits. <<<<Click here for the Letter>>>>
Modification / addition / deletion in the SDE (T) RRs 2002 <<<<Click here for the Order>>>>
On 11-05-2018 CS addressed on behalf of AIBSNLEA/CTD the Street Corner meeting organised by AUAB/CTD at Taratala Crossing demanding the need of roll back of STC to save BSNL.VP Com.Atanu Majumder and members from Behala were present in the meeting.
Today Street Corner meeting was arranged by AUAB/CTD at Jadavpur 8B Bus Stand.Leaflet containing demands of Roll Back of STC was distributed among common people.On bebalf of AIBSNLEA/CTD CS Com.Subhasis Mitra & BS/South Com.Atanu Majumder explained need of struggle to survive all PSUs including BSNL for the benefit of common people.Our members from Jadavpur an South were present.
Meeting on curtailment of wasteful expenditure in BSNL: - The informal meeting with the representative of Unions/ Associations was held today at 15:00 Hrs. to discuss the curtailment of wasteful expenditure in BSNL. AIBSNLEA suggestions/ feedback submitted vide letter no. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/CMD/2018 dated 07.05.2018, 19 issues were discussed on threadbare. During discussions GM Budget and GM (SR) assured to appraise our feelings to the higher Management.
We strongly protested against the move of curtailment of medical facility by reducing no. of days from 25 to 15 days on the pretext of curtailment of wasteful expenditure. We categorically told that BSNL MRS was approved by BSNL Board and now cannot be amended by administrative orders and it cannot be a wasteful expenditure. After detailed discussions GM (Budget) BSNL CO assured no curtailment in BSNL MRS facility. He also assured that the necessary order w.r.t. medical claims will be issued shortly w.e.f. 01.04.2018 for BSNL pensioners.
The main emphasis was given on curtailment on electricity expenditure which is amounting about Rs.2500 Crores per annum and the immediate 10% curtailment is required for which necessary instructions will be given to the Circles to form the committees to examine the areas where the curtailment is possible.
To reduce legal expenses the volume of amount will be examine and on that basis only appeals to the higher Benches will be proposed.
To reduce the expenditure on motor vehicles will be reviewed and the common pool concept in administrative offices will be adopted.
The BSNL IQs proper maintenance will be ensured to avoid expenditure on stay in Hotels etc.
Meeting with GM(Pers):- GS, President AGS(HQ) and AGS (DR) met GM(Pers) and discussed regarding
Filling up of the Vacant Group-A and Group-B equivalent posts: We extended our sincere thanks to GM(Pers) for getting approved the proposal to initiate CPCs to fill up the vacant Group-A and Group-B level posts subject to outcome of the Court cases. GM(Pers) appreciated our concern and mentioned that BSNL management committee has given clearance to initiate CPCs. He immediately issued instruction to the concerned officers in Pers cell to move the proposal for initiating CPCs in all discipline up to 17th May 2018. He assured an early action in this regard.
Similarly, we requested to issue promotions orders for LDCE qualified JTOs to the post of SDEs subject to VC in view of the decisions taken by the Management Committee for initiation of the CPCs. GM (Pers.) assured an early action in this regard also.
AIBSNLEA was continuously pursuing for initiating CPCs and promotions of the LDCE qualified JTOs..
Due to the constant persuasion by Circle and active intervention of OS(E) and our beloved GS the long awaited transfer order of P Sridhara Aigal (DGM/NWO/Central) to his hometown issued.We are thankful to CTD/Admn.also in this regard (see order)
Promotions in BSNL:
AIBSNLEA's consistent efforts yielded results in getting approved the proposal of promotions through CPCs and LDCE subject to out come of court cases from the Management Committee of the BSNL Board. AIBSNLEA conveys its sincere gratitude and thanks to the CMD, Director (HR), GM (Pers.) and entire team of Pers. Cell for their untiring efforts in this regard.
On 09-05-2018 in the call of AUAB/CTD Com.Ashoke Ghosh ACS addressed the Street Corner meeting arranged in front of CGO Complex, Salt Lake on behalf of AIBSNLEA/CTD demanding roll back of Subsidiary Tower Company.
On 08-05-2018 in the call of AUAB/CTD Com.Arindam Roy OS addressed the Street Corner meeting arranged in front of BOI,Sealdah on behalf of AIBSNLEA/CTD demanding roll back of Subsidiary Tower Company.
GS writes to Smt. Sujata Ray, Director (HR/Finance), BSNL Board regarding: Vacancy of Accounts personnel in Kolkata,as per our request. (See Letter Here)
On 07-05-2018 in the call of AUAB/CTD Com.Arindam Roy OS addressed the Street Corner meeting arranged in front of TBZ exchange on behalf of AIBSNLEA/CTD demanding roll back of Subsidiary Tower Company.
On 04-05-2018 Com. CS Subhasis Mitra alongwith comrades of Telephone Bhawan Branch attended the Joint Convention on the subject " Development of BSNL Services & Increase of Revenue earning" organised by BSNLEU ,CTD Circle. Com. CS in his speech told that this the time to raise into the occasion & again make CTD one of the most profit making circle of BSNL.
CGM CTD graced the occasion.
President alongwith OS attended the meeting of AUAB/CTD on 03-05-2018.It was decided to implement the following programme throughout CTD as per call of AUAB/CHQ.
1.Four Street Corner meeting will be organised in prominent places of Kolkata(to be decided suitably) after Office Hours from 7th to 11th May 2018.
2.A leaflet will be issued seeking public support for roll back of Subsidiary Tower Company in National Interest.
3.Memorandum under the letterhead of AUAB,signed by Secretaries of all constituents will be faxed to
a)Prime Minister b) Dept. of Public Enterprise(DPE) and c) Ministry of Heavy Industries.
On 03-05-18 ACSs ,BP & BS of Central Branch met DGM(Central) and negotiated some transfer-posting cases amicably and successfully.We congratulate the young BS Bipin for his maiden meeting with the management.
CS,ACS & President alongwith Amit Gupta Consultant/CHQ met GM(HR) and thanked him for enlistment of Medica in BSNLMRS.We discussed about the problems faced by our member regarding implementation of 1st EPP in yrs.Recovery is being made by DoT & dept.is not contesting the wrong interpretation of DoT inspite of clear cut order of BSNL CO.DGM(HR) was also present there.GM is fully convinced by our argument and assured to communicate with DoT in this regard for permanent settlement.We submitted a letter defining the problem (see letter here)
AIBSNLEA is celebrating its 15th Anniversary of Foundation Day on 1st May 2018. AIBSNLEA CTD extends warm greetings to all the Members of AIBSNLEA CTD and well wishers on the occasion. AIBSNLEA was formally launched on 1st May, 2004 by merging of 10 DoT recognized Gr “B” Associations namely TESA (I), AFSOA, AIJTOA, AIPTCE (Gr.-‘B’), AIPTEE (Gr.-‘B’), AIJEA, AIPTAA, ABDRA, AITSA, BSNLEA/CTD. AIBSNLEA is in the true sense protecting the interest of BSNL Executives as well as of BSNL.
Due to efforts of AIBSNLEA/CTD & AIRBSNLEWA/WB in the 3rd list of empanelled hospitals MEDICA signed agreement with BSNL/CTD to treat beneficiaries in CGHS rate on Cash Basis is issued.We also thank GM(HR) & DE/HCU for their efforts ( see order )
1.Com.A K GHORAI (DGM/S & M) -Member of TB Branch retiring today due to Superannuation . We congratulate him for his untiring effort to glorify the CTD. We wish his happy, healthy, peaceful and active retired life.
2.Com. Amitava Das(Sr.AO/ITPC) -Member of North Branch retiring today due to Superannuation. We wish his happy, healthy ,peaceful and active retired life.
Shri T.C. Jain, CAO and the FS-CHQ retiring today due to Superannuation. We wish his happy, healthy ,peaceful and active retired life.
It is reliably learnt that order for washing allowance to JCLs for 2016-17 & 2017-18 will be published soon after approval of HPC.
CS/AIBSNLEA CTD along with Com. Aloke Das , CWC member/AIBSNLEA CTD attended the condolence meeting of Late Biman Pal (SDE/Mktg/CTD/South). CS/AIBSNLEA CTD said in the meeting that this untimely death is not only a loss to his family but it is also a great loss to the BSNL,CTD family.He requested to all that it is the best way to pay homage to his departed soul by taking the same responsibility what he took towards the improvement of CTD. CS, SNEA/CTD was also present in the meeting.
Judgment of Hon'ble Supreme Court of India with regard to the seniority of 270 LDCE quota SDEs:
Hon'ble Supreme Court has given its judgment in the Civil Appeal No. C.A. No. 3149 of 2009, K. Vishwanathan & Ors. Vs. Government of
India & Ors. against the judgment and order dated 02.04.2008 of High Court of Madras passed in Writ Petition No. 22087 of 2001.
(See copy of the judgement)
Similarly placed candidate may file OA in respective CATs for getting same relief.
CS&OS(E) visited GM(HR) and DGM(HR) and discussed about the problem of North branch and a method solution has been devised on 24-04-2018.
Today it is learnt from reliable sources that Medica has been approved for indoor treatment as per CGHS rate on cash basis. Order will be issued soon.
Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh decision on catch up Rule:
Hon'ble CAT Bench Chandigarh in an OA No. 060/00440/2018 delivered its judgment on 17.04.2018 disposed of the OA with the direction to the competent authority amongst the respondents to consider and decide the indicated representations, keeping in view the ratio of law laid down by Hon'ble Apex Court in case of B.K. Pavitra & Ors. versus Union of India & Ors.  4 SCC 620, by passing a speaking & reasoned order and in accordance with law, before making any promotion to the post of CAO.
Extension of without voucher facility to retired employees:
AIBSNLEA and AIRBSNLEWA's consistent efforts yielded results in getting released the order for extension of without voucher facility to retired employees and head of circles have been directed to release two instalments for the 3rd and 4th quarters.
1. Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD, BSNL regarding our concern on reduction in the eligibility criterion for the Out Door medical treatments - amendments in the BSNL MRS facility.
Meeting with the representatives of Union/Association to discuss their suggestions on curtailment of wasteful expenditure in BSNL.
BSNL Corporate Office has called a meeting with the representatives of the major Union/Association to discuss their suggestions on curtailment of wasteful expenditure in BSNL on the Wednesday, the 9th May 2018 at 15.00 Hrs.
All the CHQ Office Bearers/Circle/District Secretaries are requested to give their feedback/suggestions in this regard to the CHQ at the earliest so that these may be submitted and discussed in the meeting.
Decisions of the meeting of the All Unions and Associations of BSNL, held on 24.04.2018:
A meeting of the All Unions and Associations of BSNL (AUAB) was held today the 24.04.2018. Com. Chandeswar Singh, GS, NFTE, presided over. Representatives of BSNLEU, NFTE, SNEA, AIBSNLEA, FNTO, BSNL MS, BSNL ATM and BSNL OA, participated.
The meeting reviewed the March to Raj Bhawan programme, that was held on 19.04.2018. It is noted that, the programme could not be conducted in many circles, due to denial of permission for the same. The meeting also reviewed the progress in the Pay Revision issue. After detailed discussion, the following decisions are taken:-
(1) It is decided that street corner meetings are to be conducted throughout the country, from 07th to 11th May, 2018, against formation of the Subsidiary Tower Company and against the anti-BSNL policies of the government.
(2) It is decided that on the last day of the above campaign, that is on 11th May, 2018, massive demonstrations are to be conducted throughout the country, and fax messages are to be given to the Prime Minister against formation of the Subsidiary Tower Company.
(3) On the issue of wage revision, it is noted that the DPE has replied to the DoT, stating that the pay revision issue could be taken for the approval of the Cabinet. In this regard it is decided that, immediate meetings should be sought with the Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications and the Secretary, DoT, to discuss the issues of wage revision, pension revision and pension contribution.
(4) As regards holding a National Convention against formation of the Subsidiary Tower Company, the last meeting decided that the same could be held on 09th or 10th May, 2018. The issue was discussed in today’s meeting. In view of the campaign programme to be conducted against formation of Subsidiary Tower Company from 07th to 11th May, 2018, it is decided to defer the date of this Convention. The exact date of holding the convention will be decided in the next meeting of the AUAB.
The next meeting of the AUAB will be held at 11:30 hrs on 08th May, 2018, in AIBSNLEA’s office at Eastern Court.
Meeting with CMD BSNL: GS, President AGS (HQ), AGS (Finance) met CMD BSNL and discussed regarding.
Our young & energetic colleague Sri Biman Pal SDE/Mkt/South passed away suddenly due to a road accident on 19-04-2018.
This is a great loss to the BSNL/CTD family.We extend our deepest condolence to the bereaved family and pray that the departed soul may rest in peace.On behalf of AIBSNLEA/CTD DGM(F) Com. Santosh Halder paid homage to Sri Biman Pal on 20-04-2018 & Circle Secy. Com.Subhasis Mitra attended the last rite at KEORATALA Creamatorium.
Inauguration of AIBSNLEA CHQ Office in BSNL Corporate Office:
Today morning at 11.30 Hrs, Smt. Sujata Ray, Director (HR), BSNL Board inaugurated the AIBSNLEA CHQ Office at Room No. 19, IR Hall, Eastern Court, BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi amidst rituals. GM (SR) and OSD to Director (HR) were present as the Guests of Honour. Besides these, General Secretaries and Presidents of sister Unions and Associations also attended as special guests namely Shri M.K. Bagchi, Convenor, United Forum of MTNL Unions and Associations, Shri A.K. Kaushik, GS, TEAM, MTNL, Shri Mage Ram, President United Forum of MTNL Unions and Associations, Shri K. Satyanarayana, Ex. CHQ President, Shri G.R. Sharma, Ex. AGS (Finance), Shri C. Singh, General secretary, NFTE (BSNL), Shri Islam Ahmed, President, NFTE (BSNL), Shri R.S. Chauhan, Circle Secretary, BSNL EU, NTR Delhi Circle, Shri K. Sebestin, General Secretary, SNEA, Shri A. Khan, President, SNEA, Shri Ravi Shil Verma, General Secretary, AIGETOA, Shri B.C. Pathak, FS, FNTO (BSNL), Shri Anil Tiwari, General Secretary, TOA BSNL (BMS) Shri Suresh Kumar, General Secretary, BSNL MS. Shri Kishan Singh, General Secretary, AIRBSNLEWA, Shri Darbara Singh, Circle Secretary, Haryana Circle AIBSNLEA, Shri M.K. Marodia, Circle Secretary, Rajasthan Circle AIBSNLEA, Shri P.D. Sharma, Circle Secretary, Delhi Circle AIBSNLEA and Shri V.P. Singh, Circle Secretary, BSNL Corporate Office Circle AIBSNLEA.
DPE replies DoT on 3rd PRC implementation in BSNL:
GS and President met DPE officers and extended thanks for replying DoT with respect to the proposal of BSNL for implementation of 3rd PRC by relaxing affordability criteria. DPE in their letter has replied that “BSNL does not fall under the category mentioned in para 5 of DPE’s OM dated 03.08.2017 on 2017 pay revision. Further, it is mentioned that DPE has issued guidelines for 2017 pay revision which, inter-alia, includes an affordability clause, based on the recommendations of Committee of Secretaries (CoS) on the report of 3rd PRC. Any relaxation in the extant guidelines would require the approval of the Cabinet for which DoT may examine the issue at its end for necessary action.”
Now, we have to pursue the matter in DoT for the preparation of the Cabinet Note.
All Unions and Associations of Calcutta Telephones assembled at Telephone Bhavan to submit memorandum to Governor, West Bengal protesting against formation of Tower Subsidiary Company and demanding for its roll back. The Circle Secretaries of AUAB marched to Governor’s House and submitted the said memorandum.
The office bearers and members of AUAB once again gathered at Telephone Bhavan and addressed on the developments that occurred and urged upon all to stay prepared for further battles. Com Subhasis Mitra CS/AIBSNLEA/CTD addressed the gathering
The members from all branches of AIBSNLEA/CTD attended the meeting.
On 18-04-2018 CS & OS(E) met CGM/ETR and discussed about the transfer problem of Com. Narayana AO of Odisha. We also discussed about the transfer of Com. Sukhen Das of ITPC/Kol. CGM assured to look into.
Then both met GM(Vig.)/CTD and discussed about few problems of CTD.
GS writes to:The Director (HR), BSNL Board Regarding:
Settlement of pay fixation as well as payment of arrears in respect of JAO 2010 batch.As per issue raised by CTD.
Com.Srigidi Koteswari JAO/(W & B)/CMTS/CTD admitted in Amrita Hospital,Kochi in the Department of Oncology.Her condition is very critical.
We pray for her speedy recovery.
Email with documents sent to OS(E) & GS today for persuasion of the request.(D Sardar AO, KD Bhagat PS & B Banerjee AO).GS has already communicated in this regard.We hope for early solution.
1.Representation from Shri Kandrudas Bhagat, PS to GM (NWO-II)/CFA, Calcutta Telephones appealing for additional attempt for appearing in the online examination for E-2 to E-3 (CSSS PA/PS).
2. Requests for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the Cadre of Account officers. <<<<Click here for letter>>>>
Status of DPE reply on the proposal of DoT for implementation of 3rd PRC report in BSNL:
GS contacted senior officers in DPE to know the status of reply on the proposal of DoT for implementation of 3rd PRC report in BSNL. It was informed that the draft reply to DoT is in process for approval of competent authority. On return of the Director (DPE) from tour, the reply will be send to DoT in the next week.
It is also clarified that since the 3rd PRC report was approved by the Union Cabinet, the relaxation in the affordability clause of 3rd PRC report can be considered by the Union Cabinet only. The DPE is going to give reply to DoT on these lines only and DoT with full justification should send the Cabinet Note for inter-ministerial circulation for their comments and thereafter Hon’ble MOSC (I/C) will take-up the matter in the Union Cabinet for consideration as assured by him in the meeting held on 24.02.2018 with all Unions and Associations of BSNL
Status of JTO to SDE Promotion Case in Kerala:
As reported by our advocate Benny M John through our CHQ Vice President Smt. Baby Rani the JTO to SDE promotion case was posted in Chamber and was heard and posted for hearing today at 1.15 PM. Yesterday, Hon'ble Court commended that now only we understood the matter (That means Advocate Agarwala's exercise was of no use at all) However, matter was heard in detail today and AIBSNLEA's advocate argued for vacating the stay order. The Hon'ble Court, however, informed that the judgment the the judgment will be pronounced on 23rd of this month.
AIBSNLEA is continuously following the case.
Dharna programme in the call ofAUAB/CTD was observed in TB & other Area offices opposing DoT's move to operationalise Subsidiary Tower Company & demanding role back of STC.
CS & CP alongwith ACS,OS,BS & BP of Telephone Bhavan Branch and members took part in the Dharna in TB.
VP took part with members of north branch at Salt Lake.
OS(E) took part at DGM/Central Office.
CWC member & FS took part at AM/South Office.
REPORT OF SPECIAL GENERAL BODY MEETING AT KOLKATA TD on 9th April 2018 :
On 9th April 2018 a special GB meeting was arranged in a befitting manner in CTO Hall,Kolkata by AIBSNLEA/CTD where Com.Prahlad Rai GS/AIBSNLEA/CHQ, Com. Prasun Muhkopadhyay OS(E)/CHQ, Com. Amit Gupta Consultant/CHQ attended. Com. Kalyan Halder CP AIBSNLEA/WB, Com.K C Samaddar ACS AIRBSNLEWA/WB and Com. Basudeb Chakraborty ADV/CHQ graced the occasion.
At the outset all the dignitaries on dais were felicitated by flower bouquet by the lady members of AIBSNLEA/CTD. The meeting was presided over by Com. Tridip Chakraborty CP/CTD. He also welcomed all the members & leaders of CTD,WB & AIRBSNLEWA for being present in the GB.
Com. Subhasis Mitra CS/CTD in his opening speech congratulated GS for extending help & co-operation for all the cases forwarded by CTD. He also expressed his gratitude to GS for attending this GB despite of his busy schedule.
Com.Amit Gupta Consultant/CHQ & AGS/AIRBSNLEWA in his address explained different problems of the pensioners and requested GS to look into. He stated that the Court case for pension arrear is at a very good stage and congratulated Com.Prahlad Rai who is also Chief Mentor of AIRBSNLEWA for his help in obtaining all the achievements.
Com. Prasun Kumar Mukhopadhyay, OS(E)/CHQ elaborated the positive role of Com. Prahlad Rai in the last Delhi Sanchar Bhavan March against formation of Subsidiary Tower Company and the meeting with Honorable MOS(I/C).OS analysed our role for different demands and the difference of AIBSNLEA wih the other executives' association and requested GS early settlement of few long pending internal cases like E1 + 5 increment cases of JAO 2013 batch, CAO post conversion, DGM(F) post creation of CTD,etc.
Our beloved GS Com. Prahlad Rai in his valuable address elaborated all the issues like 3rd PRC benefits & pension revision status. DPE is yet to send its advice to DoT. It is expected to send after 9th April 2018.GS explained our role in settling E2-E3 and subsequent pay scale upto E7.
Regarding Cadre Hierarchy GS informed that due to our active intervention BSNL Management considered time-bound promotion on functional basis upto AGM level and Joint-DGM designation is accepted. Other few amendments proposed by us are also accepted inc