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24-08-2016

Lunch Hour demonstration – A Successful Implementation

The lunch hour demonstration on the call of the United Forum of Executives’ Associations comprising of AIBSNLEA, AIGETOA and SNEA (I) held successfully

on 23-08-2016 in Kolkata Telephones at Telephone Bhavan. On behalf of AIBSNLEA/CTD ACS & President addressed the gathering  and apprised in detail that BSNL management has failed in getting cleared the proposal for replacement of E1A by E2 and E2A by E3 and subsequent IDA pay scales E3 by E4, E4 by E5, E5 by E6 and E6 by E7 from DoT. Also dragging the implementation of CPSU cadre hierarchy rather efforts are being made to dilute the recommendations made by the Khan Committee. DoT officers with an indifferent attitude are rejecting the all the proposals of BSNL executives approved by BSNL MC / BSNL Board. The proposal regarding 30% superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited employees is still pending in DoT for more than last three months.

All the HR related issues are being disagreed by Govt. nominee Directors on one pretext or the other just to frustrate the executives in BSNL. Hence, the United Forum has been forced to launch the agitation programs. He appealed, let all the executives to actively participate in the ongoing agitation program to give a befitted reply to the negative forces in DoT and failure of BSNL management.  AIBSNLEA is committed to get resolve all these issues.

              

                                                                                        

23-08-2016

ACS attended the Press meet organised by DGM(S & M) at TB Conference Hall on 22-08-2016. CGM/CTD Sri B L Varshney addressed the press regarding launch of Experience LL 49 Plan.GM/NWO/CFA I & II,GM/CMTS,GM/Tx,DGM(S & M) and other Senior Officers were present.GM(CFA-II) interacted with press and opined that with the help of this plan BSNL/CTD will turn around in near future.

                    

22-08-2016

United Forum Of BSNLExecutives' Association  serves notice for Agitation Programme wef 23-08-2016 in demand of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy,30% superannuation benefit,Standard Pay Scale,etc (click to see notice)

22-08-2016

5th Branch Conference of AIBSNLEA/CTD North Branch held on 20-08-2016at Samaj Sadan Hall,Rathtala.BT Road.About 70 members gathered to make the conference successful.Opening song was rendered by Com.Biswanath Das/JTO .CS,President,ACS, OS & other circle leaders graced the occasion.Many retired comrades including Ex-BS,Ex-CWC members were present.The metting was presided over by Branch president Com.Durgadas Bhattacharya.ComSusanta Das BS conducted  the whole programme. BS/TBZ,South & Central attended the session. 

Cs & President addressed the gathering & wished all the success of the conference and hoped that the newly elected body will strongly work to make our beloved AIBSNLEA number One in the forthcoming verification.

A new body with Com Durgadas Bhattacharya AO/ITPC as President(9432001115); Com.Indrajit Biswas SDE/Laketown as Secretary (9432001381) & Com Asok Ghosh JTO/TM/PHT as Treasurer(9433400340) was elected unanimously for the next term.

Outgoing BS Com.Susanta Das was felicitated By New BS Com.Indrajit Biswas.

                          

                             

19-08-2016

CS attended the  convention organised by FORUM at Subarna Banik Samaj Hall on 18-08-2016.CS in his deliberation stated unambiguously that on 2nd September the members of AIBSNLEA will support the movement.AIBSNLEA will extend full moral support.As AIBSNLEA is committed to save theBSNL as a PSU,CS is attending & addressing the convention:unlike other friendly Executive Association we do not like to play dual role of shouting big in the closed room & being absent in the public.But at the same time CS reminded that since it is an all India programme FORUM Convenor should take more initiative to form an accord in all India level so that uniformity/coordination with other PSUs/CTUs might be maintained.

18-08-2016

An urgent meeting of Circle OBs.BS & BP will held in the Association Room on 19-08-2016 at 3-00 PM.All concerned are requested to attend without fail.

18-08-2016

On 17-08-2016 AIBSNLEA/CTD greeted all LDCE qualified JAOs in a welcome meet at 8 Hare Street.They were presented with Red Rose & Sweet packets.CS,ACS,VP,AFS,OS,President & other Circle OBs & Branch leader attended.CS & President welcomed all the new executives & explained the efforts and achievement of AIBSNLEA to protect & ensure the interest of BSNL Executives.All the JAOs enrolled their names in the fold of AIBSNLEA.We congratulate them for choosing the right organisation & hope in future they will strengthen our beloved AIBSNLEA.

                 

18-08-2016

CS,President & OS attended the FORUM meeting on 16-08-2016 at TB.It was decided that after joining of CGM an agenda meeting of FORUM will be taken with him.Meanwhile, a meeting with GM(HR) will be taken regarding different issues especially Civil/ Electrical matters.FORUM leaders will discuss about repairing & maintenance different Deptl.Buildings

Some discussion was taken place for forthcoming Programme on 2nd September 2016.CS informed that in Kolkata AIBSNLEA will extend wholehearted support to the programme morally .But it is necessary to discuss the issue about implementation in All India Level and arrive at a uniform decision.

A convention to make the 2nd September Programme successful will be held on 18-08-2016 will be held at Subarna Banik Samaj Hall. CS will address on behalf of AIBSNLEA/CTD there.

13-08-2016

On 20-08-2016 the Branch Confrence of AIBSNLEA/CTD North Branch will be held at Samaj Sadan Hall of Kamarhati Municipality,Belgharia at 4-00 PM. All BS,BP,Circle OBs are invited.CS,President will be present.

All members of the branch are requested to be present in time to make it a Grand Success.

13-08-2016

Final List of Associations regarding conduct of the Membership Verification:

BSNL Corporate office issued Final List of Associations willing and eligible to participate in the Membership Verification to elect majority representative Association of Executive Employees in BSNL<<<<Click here for the letter >>>>> 

11-08-2016

CS & ACS went to visit honourable CGM Sri S P Tripathi at Kothari Hospital on 10-08-2016.We wish him of speedy recovery with a flower bouquet and assured him to extend all sorts of help.It is known that CGM Sir is going to take rest for a month.Soon he will be released form hospital.

Again we pray for his speedy recovery & work together for BSNL & CTD.

11-08-2016

On 09-08-2016 President,CS & ACS met GM(HR & Admin.) to present him a copy of letter for informal agenda meeting with CGM we sought for. We discussed some important points related to HR section such as Vig.Clearance,stenographer ACP,Request transfer cases,sensitive post cases,etc.We emphasized out EPF case of Jadavpur Area & demanded for association of legal section so that BSNL money can be saved. GM appreciated our concern and assured to t

11-08-2016

Payment of HRA on Basic Pay  with 78.2% fitment:

The competent authority has approved the benefit of HRA on Basic Pay  with 78.2% fitment instead of 68.8 % fitment as being 

paid presently. The payment will be made w.e.f. 01.10.2016.

AIBSNLEA consistent efforts yielded results. The orders in this regard are expected shortly.

09-08-2016

Presentation to 3rd PRC:

GS, FS, AGS (HQ) and AGS (Fin.) along with GS, VP and OS (HQ) of AIGETOA and GS, AGSs of TEAM (MTNL) attended a meeting with the Chairman of 3rd PRC Hon'ble Justice Shri Satish Chandra, Member Secretary Shri Madhukar Gupta (Addl Secretary, DPE) and  Member (PRC) Shri Shailendra Pal SinghEx-Director (HR), NTPC Ltd. wherein GS presented the views of the United Forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA as per the questionnaire. Hon'ble Chairman and Members of 3rd PRC gave a patient observation and hearing to the presentation on all the items of questionnaire and discussed most of the items in details. Details of discussion will follow.

After detailed discussions mainly on affordability, similar standard pay scales in all PSU except perks and allowance which may be decided by the concerned PSUs, IDA Pension revision to BSNL Pensioners and superannuation benefits to the PSU employees etc Hon'ble Chairman and Members of 3rd PRC asked us to give a brief enumerating the points of aspirations of the BSNL Executives. Hon'ble members of 3rd PRC assured to consider genuine aspiration of BSNL Executives. The meeting lasted for more than one and half hours.  <<<Click here for the Presentation>>>>

09-08-2016

Congratulation! 

Due to consistent effort of AIBSNLEA/CHQ JAO LDCE 40% result has been published.24 candidates from CTD have been declared successful.  (click to see list). 

We congratulate all of them heartily and welcome them to executive community of BSNL.We hope they will make BSNL & CTD prosperous.

08-08-2016

CGM/CTD had to be admitted in Kothari Hospital on 08-08-2016 due to chest pain.We pray for his early recovery.

08-08-2016

Congratulations! 

AIBSNLEA consistent efforts yielded result  in getting released the results of the LICE for promotion from Group "C" to the grade of JAO under 40% quota held on 17.07.2016 along with the list of candidates who have secured minimum qualifying marks.

 <<<Click here for Forwarding Letter Page 1>>>>  <<<Click here for Forwarding Letter Page 2>>>> <<<Click here for the list of qualified candidates>>>

04-08-2016

Nation wide protest demonstration during lunch hours on 03.08.2016 against the reported move of the NITI Aayog for making strategic sale in BSNL/MTNL:In CTD in different Exchanges/Offices the protest was organised under the banner of United Forum.In TB President addressed the gathering,CS participated in Entally exchange,Other Circle & Branch OBs of AIBSNLEA participated in the protest in befitting manner in their respective working place.All pledged to resist this sinister move & promised to take part in further struggle in this regard.

04-08-2016

OS(E) attended a GB meeting organised by AIBSNLEA/WB Circle for ETP at 2/5 J C Road,ETP HO.VP of CTD was also present as one of the organiser.OS(E) addressed the huge gathering where some members of CTD also   attended. Civil, Electrical, Architect,Accounts,Engineering,General discipline executives attended the meeting.CS/WB circle was present.The Speakers elaborated the role of AIBSNLEA & beloved Prahlad Rai GS in safeguarding the interest of BSNL Executives & our task in the forthcoming verification in order to make AIBSNLEA victorious. 

The meeting is a grand success.

03-08-2016

GS writes tO

1.Shri Sunil Kumar, GM (FP), BSNL C.Oregarding Cancellation of transfer orders on the immunity ground of AIBSNLEA Office Bearers transferred on long stay basis -  <<<Click here for letter>>>

2. The GM (FP) BSNL Corporate Office, regarding

(a)  Request for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the Cadre of Accounts Personnel <<<Click here for letter>>>

02-08-2016

CS writes to CGM/CTD regarding simplification of Vig.Clearance Process for Acquisition/Disposal of Movable/Immovable property.(click to see letter)

01-08-2016

All the CHQ Office Bearers / Circle Secretaries / District Secretaries of AIBSNLEA are requested to actively participate along with all members of AIBSNLEA in the nation wide protest demonstration during lunch hours on 03.08.2016 against the reported move of the NITI Aayog for making strategic sale in BSNL:

United Forum of Unions and Associations of BSNL and MTNL gives Notice for Demonstration:

United Forum of Unions and Associations of BSNL and MTNL serves a notice to the Secretary (T), DoT for nation wide protest demonstration on 03.08.2016 against the reported move of the NITI Aayog for making strategic sale in BSNL/MTNL

<<<Click here for the Notice>>

28-07-2016

BSNL CO issued order regarding immediate release for Tenure transfer.  (click to see)

27-07-2016

CS writes to GS in the capacity of OS(E) regarding timely tenure transfer as some miserable incidence has taken place (click to see)

25-07-2016

CS,President,ACS,AFS & FS attended the GB meeting of North Branch at Baghbazar exchange on 23-07-2016.The meeting was presided over by Branch President and conducted by BS.Detail reporting of AIC was presented & CS explained the importance of verification in implementing the achieved benefits by us. Around 45 members were present.Cs aws congratulated on being elected as OS(E) in AIC.

Some members returned after bitter experience in sister organisation.We congratulate them.

                                                                          

23-07-2016

Removal of 60:40 Clause towards the payment of pensionary benefits to the retires employees: DOT ultimately modified the liability of BSNL towards the payment of pensionary benefits to the retired employees vide letter number 40-13/2013-Pen(T) dated 20.07.2016 <<<Click here for letter>>>. Now-

a. The pension liability in respect of employees of DOT/DTS/DTO who retired prior to 01.10.2000 is solely borne by Government of India and the BSNL will have no liability in respect of these employees.

b. The liability towards pensionary benefits including family pension to the BSNL employees (excepting those recruited after 01.10.2000), as per sub-rule 22 of Rule 37-A of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 lies with the Government of India. The condition that the annual pension liability of the government shall not exceed 60% of the annual receipts to Government from the item specified in the O.M. dated 15.06.2006, is hereby rescinded.

c. BSNL will continue to discharge pension liability by way of pension contribution in accordance with FR 116.

This is an another feather in the cap of AIBSNLEA and AIRBSNLEWA,  who fought and persuaded from bottom to top to get a rid from this arbitrarily imposed provision on BSNL and thus ensures bright future of DOT/DTS/DTO employees aborbed in BSNL.

22-07-2016

GS, AGS (Finance) and AGS(C/E/Arch/TF) met DDG(Estt) and Director (Estt) DOT and extended thanks for issuing the 78.2% IDA Pay fixation order of BSNL Pensioners and 60:40sharing provision withdrawal order  on 21-07-2016 by  DOT.

21-07-2016

A GB of North branch will be held on 23-07-2016 at 4-00 PM at Baghbazar Exchange.CS & other circle leaders will be present. Discussion will be held about AIC,Mysore.

21-07-2016

Important CHQ News

20-07-2016

Withdrawal of 60:40 Pension sharing provision of BSNL Pensioners:

GS, AGS  (C/E Arch/TF) AIBSNLEA met DOT Officers regarding withdrawal of 60:40 pension sharing provision of BSNL Pensioners.  It is informed that a separate order w.r.to 60:40 provision withdrawal is under process to Secy. (T) for approval and the necessary order in this regard is expected shortly. (Most probably by tomorrow).

19.07.2016

Restructuring of AD (OL) Cadre:

The proposal of restructuring of AD (OL) Cadre approved by BSNL MC has been sent to DoT for ratification. We will now pursue it in DoT for an early approval.

GS writes to Shri Justice Satish Chandra (Retd), Chairman, 3rd PRC regarding the views of AIBSNLEA on the questionnaire circulated by the 3rd PRC and requests to grant a time to present our views in person on the proposed pay and perks structure of the executives in CPSEs effective from 01.01.2017 <<<Click here for the letter>>>

18.07.2016

Congratulations !

AIBSNLEA consistent efforts yielded results in getting released the long pending orders for Revision of pension of BSNL pensioners / family pensioners, who retired prior to 16.06.2013 by allowing the benefit of merger of 50% DA/DR with Basic Pay / Pension, effectively amounting to 78.2% DA/DR for the purpose of fitment.

<<<Click here for the DoT OM dated 18.07.2016>>>

AIBSNLEA extends its thanks and gratitude to the then Hon'ble MOC & IT, Secretary (T) and all officers and officials of the Establishment Cell and other concerned Cells of DoT for their kind hearted support. in resolving the long pending issue of BSNL Pensioners.

16-07-2016

CS,President,ACS attended the GB meeting of South Branch on 15-07-2016 at Kalighat Exch.Branch President presided over the meeting,BS conducted it.More than 50 members attended despite bad weather condition.CS & President were felicitated.We conveyed our sincere congratulation to CS on being elected as OS(E) in the AIC.The south branch promised to uphold the unity & fight to get the best result in the forthcoming verification despite all odds.Some local problems were highlighted by BS in his speech.He also appraised the house about the steps taken in this regard.

Circle President elaborated the proceeding of AIC & praised the commendable role of CTD representatives,especially some young comrades from South.

CS in his deliberation not only depicted the proceedings of AIC but also reminded of our task before,during & after verification.

  

16-07-2016

GS writes to:

Mrs. Sujata Ray,Director (HR), BSNL Board, regarding request  for declaration of results of provisional candidates appeared in the JTO LICE(T), where the TTA examination was held after 31.12.2007-  <<<Click here for letter>>>

15-07-2016

United Forum of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA leaders Meeting with Addl. Secretary (T)

GS alongwith GS AIGETOA and JS North AIGETOA met Addl. Secretary Telecom Shri N.  Sivasailam and discussed the status of Pay scale and Superannuation Proposals sent by BSNL. AST emphasized that by not extending the standard pay scales all these years and doing recruitment on non-standard pay scales was not good on the part of BSNL and the same should have been rectified way back. BSNL kept the issue hanging for all this time just on the pretext of sending queries and receiving counter queries.

 

We said that for failure on the part of BSNL Management, the employees who have been given sub-standard pay scales cannot be penalized and now when the BSNL management has taken some corrective action in the form of recommendation of the proposal for replacing non standard pay scales of E1A and E2A pay-scales with E-2 pay scale to JTO/JAO/Equivalent and E3 to SDE/AO/Equivalent and pay scales  E-3 to E-6 by  E-4 to E-7 respectively,  and  the  same should be done in the minimum possible time. We informed AST that queries sought by DoT from BSNL has been replied to and his intervention for an early action is required in the case. We also informed that the proposal had been lying in DoT without any significant progress on the issue for last one month.

 

The Addl. Secretary (T) emphasized that the issue has become very complex and DoT cannot take any decision on without consultation with DPE as the case relates to replacement of non-standard pay scales.  We told AST that already DPE has given its feedback that non-standard pay scales should be replaced with the standard pay-scales. AST told that personally he is not in favor of upward revision of Pay-scales. AST told that financial losses should be taken care of in such situations which has already been taken care of by BSNL. We emphasized that even financial has also not been taken care of as projected by BSNL. In actuality, the executives are facing huge pay loss vis-à-vis the per-revised scales and that was one of the reasons, that  Khan committee has taken a decision to upgrade the scale so that this pain can be minimized a little bit.  The step taken by BSNL is one short step in right direction and hence DoT should also endorse it. We requested AST for a positive recommendation on the issue for justice to the younger executives who have been recruited on an intermediate pay scale and how DoT can even think of downgrading the scales arbitrarily without charge-sheeting or penalizing an executive. AST told that without concurrence on the issue from DPE, decision on upward revision of the Pay-scales cannot be taken by DoT. AST told that this is also necessary to avoid delay which may caused by examination of the proposal by various sections of DoT and accordingly he has decided to send the proposal to DPE expecting an early decision. AST told that he will get the proposal forwarded to DPE as received from BSNL without any further inputs from DoT and he directed JS (Admin) to send the proposal to DPE for concurrence by tomorrow evening. He said that thereafter, the outcome shall be intimated to BSNL.  AST asked us also to pursue at DPE for quick disposal from their end.

 

On the issue of Superannuation, AST told that he will direct the concerned wing to expedite the process and ensure a quick decision on the matter at the earliest.

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From the meeting with Addl. Secretary (T), it is quite evident that path is not very easy and in fact there are road blocks at each and every corner. The way DoT is trying to negate the proposal, gives us enough glimpses for the coming days ahead. We have to remain united and sending wrong signals by presenting a disunited picture is not going to help at all. So let’s keep our flock together and speak in United Voice instead of sending feelers and scapegoats to the management and DoT.  We should also ensure that the issue and efforts done till date does not gets killed up just because of over enthusiasm of some persons. We have to remain vigilant and judicious in our approach.

15-07-2016

Congratulation! 

Our Civil/Electrical section has been entrusted with the renovation & repairing work alongwith some new construction work by UBI.They will repair and renovate UBI HO at BBD Bag.Hats off civil & electrical comrades.

15-07-2016

Congratulation!

Due to our active persuasion EPP list of Electrical wing has been issued by CTD.It was our longstanding demand to consider the staff of electrical section attached to CTD full fledged CTD staff and seek vig.clearance from CTD Vig.wing only instead of WB wing  Thus the promotion can be expedited.Now it is fulfilled.

15-07-2016

CS,President,ACSs met GM(Fin.) and conveyed our resentment for issuing transfer order of Treasurer of TB branch despite our request.We requested that he may be retained till the membership verification.GM informed that due to pressure of BSNL CO the order was issued.However he promised to look into.

We also requested him to examine the case that Sr.Acctts may be deputed as JAO as there is huge vacant post.GM assured to consider. 

We demanded better arrangement for CPC.Executives have work there without minimum space.Budget section & CPC may altered.GM sought our active co-operation in this regard.We assured.

15-07-2016

On 13-07-2016 CS,President,ACSs met newly joined GM(HR/Admin) Sri P K Mahapatra and welcomed him with flower bouquet, sweets & memento of our Association.We hoped that with his intervention CTD may have a complete HR solution.We discussed the following issues.

1.Re-arrangement of Executives & posting in major field units particularly in external:

We appraised that in CTD the field units are suffering from lack of executives while some executives are less utilised in different administrative & other jobs.That is why the rationalisation & rearrangement is necessary.GM told that he will examine the executive strength and take suitable measures.

2.Release of DEs where orders are already issued:

We requested that before struck of in the ERP the release order may be implemented,so that flow of executives from other circle may continue.

3.Delay in Vig.Clearance for acquiring /disposal of movable/immovable property:

We appraised him according to BSNL CDA Rules in each cases Vig.clearance is not necessary.We requested to implement it in CTD. GM appreciated our proposal & assured to take steps.Our association will communicate formally in this regard.

4.Leave /Vig.clarance in ERP,full implementation & training thereof:

We requested that HR section should act as co-ordinator for implementation of ERP among the different wings of CTD.We intimated him that in different area still online leave entry is not implemented.In some area both online & in paper application are going on.There is lack of infrastructure & manpower.Proper training is not being imparted.

GM admitted our concern & assured to look into.

5.Dilapidated condition of different Exch.Building & quarter complexes:

We expressed our concern about the condition of departmental buildings such as Russa,PHS,Entally,etc & quarters,these all need immediate restorative/repairing work.Otherwise situation may be out of control.GM admitted he is aware of the fact but due to non participation of vendors in tender process on the plea of non settlement of their bills the process gets stopped.However again some efforts will be taken in this regard.

6.Delay in leave encashment after retirement:

We expressed our agony that leave encashment settlement at different area are being delayed by 8 months on an avarage after retirement causing huge loss & harassment to retired personnel.We demanded that it should be settled & given on the date of retirement like pension & GPF.GM commented that Leave salary encashment is the simplest process And it should not be delayed.He assured to look into.

7.Personal seeking transfer cases:

We informed that some request transfer cases are pending since long.Our members are suffering from various reasons.We requested GM to consider & dispose the cases at the earliest.GM assured to look into.

8.Implementation of CAT award to retired AOs:

We appraised that due to CAT award AOs got their 1st EPP in 4yrs.In some cases of retired executives it is yet to be implemented. We request immediate implementation & GM assured to see.

9.BSNLMRS benefit full implementation for the retired:

We demanded to extend cashless facilities to Cat-II hospitals to the retired.An urdertaking regarding payment of perquisite tax may be taken at the time of hospitalisation.We also pointed out that medical bills of the retired executives kept pending very long due to several reason.We want GM's intervention settling those early.

We again justified our view to introduce Category-III hospitals which will sign MOU with CTD that they will give treatment on cash basis as per CGHS rate.Later the bill will be reimbursed.GM appreciated our view & assured to look into.

10.DPC of P K Mondal DE/NSCBTTC:

We informed GM that after getting promotion toDE Sri Mondal is denied of faculty allowance as he has crossed 55 yrs.We requested since this is not a new posting the clause may be relaxed so that he can get faculty allowance.

11.DPC of several promotion including PA to PS:

We requested to expedite the process of DPC especially that of PA to PS promotion.

12.Shotrage of staff in CSCs:

There is an acute shortage of staff in CSCs due retirement.As a result executive posted there have to run the counter, preparation of statements,sending report ,etc singlehandedly.If there is no staff posting immediately we will be compelled to stop working.GM noted the matter.We expect early solution.

13.JEs And Sr.Accoutants may be given additional responsibility:

Recently TTAs are redesignated as JE & Sr.Accountants are given Executive status.We proposed and requested GM to examine whether JEs can be entrusted with the responsibilities of erstwhile JE cadre & Sr.Acctts.may be entrusted the responsibility of JAOsThe meeting ended in a very cordial atmosphere and we requested for further formal follow up meeting .

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15-07-2016

CS attended the GB of AIRBSNLEWA West Bengal at CTO on 13-07-2016.CS in his deliberation congratulated AIRBSNLEWA for their huge achievement regarding 78.2 and abolition of 60:40 ratio regarding pension liability of DoT.This not only help BSNL executives but also ensures the interest of BSNL pensioners in future.We are the only association and our leader Prahlad Rai is the only person who wholeheartedly support Com.Amit Gupta in his fight against the malintention of DoT to curb our pension facility.CS also regarded our beloved leader Amit Gupta as our Mentor and hoped AIBSNLEA & AIRBSNLEWA will work unitedly for the sake of whole BSNL community.

                

13-07-2016

CS,President,ACS attended the GB of TBH branch at 8 Hare St on 12-07-2016.The meeting was presided over by Branch President & conducted by BS.CS was felicitated with a beautiful memento on being elected as OS(E) in the AIC.

President in his speech explained about the role of AIC in fulfilling our demands about PPP-Pay,Promotion & Pension.He also explained our achievement regarding 60:40 pension contribution.

ACS in his speech urged upon attaining number 1 position in forthcoming verification.He also request our honest & earnest participation in making CTD profitable circle.

At last CS elaborated every detail of AIC,explained its significance,goal and expressed that with our efforts we will be number One and it is necessary to fulfil our achievement in true spirit.

    

11-07-2016

Members of AIBSNLEA/CTD deeply mourn the sad & untimely demise of Smt.Sumita Bhattacharya,wife of our beloved leader Sri Bijoy Bhattacharya, CS,AIBSNLEA/WBT and former OS(East)/CHQ,on 10-07-2016 evening.

We convey our heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family members & pray may her soul rest in peace in heavenly abode.

10-07-2016

CS,President,ACS attended the GB of Central-I & II branch at Barabazar Exch.Hindi room on 08-07-2016.The meeting was presided over by the President of both the branches jointly.BS,Central-II conducted the meeting on behalf of both the branches. More than 50% of the total membership was present. FS & former Adv(E)/CHQ were present.

At first Circle President reported the whole proceeding of AIC at Mysore in detail. Then CS,President & ACS were felicitated.  CS was presented &  congratulated with a memento on being elected as OS(E)/CHQ in the last AIC.

CS appraised the meeting about the latest position of different cases at all India level and asked to prepare hard for the forthcoming verification in order to strengthen the hand of our beloved GS.Then only we can fullfill all our legitimate demands.

ACS in his deliberation urged upon making CTD profitable.Because it is the only drawback CTD is suffering from.We have to work honestly in this regard. Former Adv.(E) greeted all for their co-operation to discharge his duty & hoped the two branches will be merged into one & take part in verification in a strong manner.

       

09-07-2016

Congratulations ! TTA to JTO(T) LICE result declared .......

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09-07-2016

CS,ACSs met DGM(Vig) to dicuss some problem regarding new procedure of Vig. clearance for permission of acquisition/disposal of immovable/movable property & 15 point Vig.format.

After detail discussion it has been understood that as per BSNL CDA Rules in every case Vig.clearance for acquiring permission is not required.Administration can give permission on its own.It is mandatory only in the case of dealing with some with whom there is official relation.If administration feels necessary then only they can seek vig.clearance in specific cases.Then vig.will try to ascertain disproportionate asset,if any  & check all the documents in detail.

We decided to communicate with CGM/CTD in this regard to simplify the process so that the whole process of permission may be expedited.

On discussion of method of 15 point vig.format in case of LA arrangement DGM told that it is mandatory to take vig.clearance.However efforts are being taken to make the process online through ERP very soon.Thus the delay may be avoided.

The case of Sri Sukumar Chakraborty Offtg. JTO has been discussed with AGM-St-1.Guideline in this regard has been given to him accordingly.

06-07-2016

Shri Manoj Sinha, takes over the charge of Minister of States for Communications<<<<Click here to know more about our Minister>>>>>

06-07-2016

One more feather in the cap of achievements of AIBSNLEA - 78.2% IDA Pay fitment benefit to BSNL Pensioners and removal of 60:40 liability sharing provisions in the BSNL Pension Rules 37-A approved by Union Cabinet.

At the time of granting 78.2% IDA Pay fitment benefit to BSNL employees on 10.06.2013, it was assured by DoT that BSNL Pensioners will automatically get the benefit on actual basis as the Pension is the right  of Pensioners but later on the issue was made complicated that since the BSNL serving employees have been granted actual benefit w.e.f 10.06.2013 than how BSNL Pensioners can be given actual benefit from 01.01.2007. And, since there is no provision exists for notional Pension Pay fixation, the matter was referred to DoP&W and DoE by DoT to give notional Pension fixation w.e.f. 01.01.2007 and actual from 10.06.2013. DoP&W cleared the proposal but subject to the clearance from DoE. The DoE raised some objections regarding 60:40 provision of liability sharing from BSNL under Rule 37-A. The same were clarified by DoT in the Cabinet Note which was directly sent to Cabinet with the approval of Hon’ble MoC & IT.

 

On the issue of 60:40 liability sharing provision made by Govt. secretly and arbitrary in BSNL’s Pension Rule 37-A in the year 2005. It was never informed to BSNL. The information in this regard was taken under RTI by our veteran leader Com. Amit Kumar Gupta, Ex. OS (East), AIBSNLEA and presently AGS, AIRBSNLEWA wherein the details on 60:40 liability sharing introduced in Pension Rule 37-A after the approval of Cabinet was known to everybody. This provoked us to ensure withdrawal of this 60:40 provision from the Rule 37-A. This provision only delayed the settlement of 78.2% IDA pay fixation benefit to BSNL Pensioners for three years.

 

AIBSNLEA and AIRBSNLEWA wholeheartedly took the matter with DoT, DoP&W and DoE for the implementation of 78.2% IDA pay fixation benefit to BSNL Pensioners and withdrawal of arbitrary provision of 60:40 liability sharing from BSNL. Finally succeeded in convincing the concern authorities in DoT, DoP&W and DoE and got settled it from Union Cabinet. The necessary orders in this regard are expected shortly. The hurdles due to 60:40 sharing module between BSNL and Govt. are now abolished therefore on this pretext IDA Pension revision of BSNL Pensioners at the time of 3rd PRC implementation will not be an issue. This is a great achievement on the part of AIBSNLEA as well as AIRBSNLEWA.

AIBSNLEA and AIRBSNLEWA will ensure actual benefit of 78.2% IDA fitment w.e.f. 01.01.2007. Also the amount of DCRG, leave encashment and commutation of Pension of these Pensioners should be increased w.e.f. 01.01.2007 on this account. The necessary steps will shortly be taken by AIBSNLEA in this regard since Pension is the property of the Pensioners. Let us, continue our efforts to achieve full Pensionary benefits to BSNL Pensioners w.e.f. 01.01.2007.

05-07-2016

Union Cabinet approves Revision of pension of BSNL Pensioners Removing Anomalies:Congratulations! Efforts of AIBSNLEA and AIRBSNLEWA ultimately yielded results 

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the revision of pension of BSNL pensioners and family pensioners, who retired prior to 10.06.2013 by allowing the benefit of merger of 50% DA/DR with Basic Pay/ Pension, effectively amounting to 78.2% DA/DR for the purpose of fitment, and (ii) Modifying the liability of BSNL towards the payment of pensionary benefits to the retired employees. 

The pension of BSNL pensioners/family pensioners, who retired prior to 10.06.2013 has been revised w.e.f. 01.01.2007 notionally with actual benefit w.e.f. 10.06.2013, by allowing the benefit of merger of 50% DA/DR with Basic Pay/ Pension, effectively amounting to 78.2% DA/DR for the purpose of fitment at par with the serving employees of BSNL. However, increase in the amount of DCRG, leave encashment and commutation of pension in respect of these pensioners shall not be increased on this account. 


The pension liability in respect of employees of Department of Telecommunications (DOT) / Department of Telecom Services (DTS) / Department of Telecom Operations (DTO) who retired prior to 01.10.2000 is solely borne by Government of India and the BSNL will have no liability in respect of these employees. In respect of employees who are absorbed in BSNL, the liability on account of pensionary benefits shall be fully borne by Government while BSNL will continue to discharge pension liability by way of pension contribution in accordance with FR-116 for the period they so work/worked. (60:40 Black Rule is now removed)

The revision entails an estimated recurring annual expenditure of approximately Rs 129.63 crore for pensioners and Rs 24.93 crore for family pensioners and arrears from 2013-14 would be Rs 239.92 crore approximately for pensioners and Rs 44.62 Crore approximately for family pensioners. Approximately118500 pensioners all over India will be benefited by this revision. 

This revision has fulfilled the long pending demand of revision of pension of BSNL absorbed employees who retired prior to 10.06.2013 and will bring the pensioners at par with the serving employees of BSNL by removing the anomalies. It will help in reducing the financial burden of BSNL and removing prospects of industrial unrest in BSNL while fulfilling the commitment of Government. 

05-07-2016

A GB of Central-II branch will be held&nbs