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21-04-2018 

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. 

20-04-2018

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.

<<<<Click here for the photos >>>

19-04-2018

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.”

<<<<Click here for letter>>>> 

Now, we have to pursue the matter in DoT for the preparation of the Cabinet Note.

19-04-2018

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.

18-04-2018 

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. 

17-04-2018

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.

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

16-04-2018

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.

14-04-2018

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>>>> 

14-04-2018

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

13-04-2018

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.

12-04-2018

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.

09-04-2018

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 including grading system. Due to our active persuasion   5% Superannuation benefit for DR employees is ordered.

He stated that we are going to file contempt of Court petition for non-implementation of 147 & 206 verdict. He explained all the points like AD(OL) restructuring, E1+5 increment, 25% of MTs post diversion of CAOs like done in the case of DEs. GS apprised that AIBSNLEA is trying heart & soul for all DPCs of Engg.& Accts. ,Civil/electrical and TF engineering wings may be held and promotion may be given subject to outcome of the Court verdict. It may be placed in the next Board Meeting. The conference hall was jam packed. AIRBSNLEWA members also participated in the meeting.

Com. Ajoy Kundu ACS gave the vote of thanks and the meeting ended with the slogan-'AIBSNLEA Zindabad!' .

<<<<<Click here for glimpses>>>>>>

08-04-2018

On 08-04-2018, CS/AIBSNLEA CTD Com. Subhasis Mitra attended the short Open Session of AIBSNLEA/WB started at 12:00 Hrs. on the second day of their CEC .Gracious presence of the GS Com. Prahlad Rai, OS CHQ Com Prasun Mukhopadhyay , The  Chief Advisor WBTC Branch Com. Bijoy Krishna Bhattacharjee & SSA Head Raiganj Com Abid Ali.marked the occasion.

07-04-2018

CS writes to:

1.CGM/CTD with copy to GM(Fin) And GS/AIBSNLEA/CHQ: Regarding Grant of Arrear to JAO 2010 Batch optee.  (see letter)

2.GS/AIBSNLEA/CHQ : Regarding Kolkata Pool concept for transfer of AOs/CTD (see letter)

3.GS/AIBSNLEA/CHQ : Regarding cancellation of transfer order od Sri Debabrata Sardar AO (see letter)

CS also handed over GS the request of Com.Biswajit Bannerjee AO for own cost transfer to CTD & consideration & early settlement of stagnation case of Com.K D Bhagat PS/CTD.

06-04-2018

Status of 3rd PRC implementation in BSNL: GS discussed with Director (DPE) and Assistant Director (DPE) regarding reply to be sent to DoT regarding 3rd PRC implementation in BSNL. Director (DPE) mentioned that till 9th April 2018 all the Officers in DPE are busy with the convocation being held on 9th April 2018 which will be addressed by Hon'ble Prime Minister. Thus the reply to DoT will be sent in the next week only. It is understood that after receiving reply from DPE, Hon'ble MOSC (I/C) will take up the matter in the Union Cabinet for the relaxation in affordability clause of 3rd PRC report.

03-04-2018

Congratulation!

Due to efforts of AIBSNLEA/CTD & AIRBSNLEWA/WB finally 3rd list of empanelled hospitals which 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 )

03-04-2018

Com.Sujit Mitra DGM/FP/Plg -Member of TB Branch took VR on 02-04-2018.We wish his happy,healthy,peaceful and active retired life.

31-03-2018

The following Comrades are retiring today due to super annuation.We wish their happy,healthy,peaceful and active 2nd inning.

1.Com.Subhasish Debroy SDE/EB /TB -Member of TB Branch.

2.Jamil Ahmed AO/HQ -Member of TB Branch.

3.Com.Dugadas Bhattachrya AO/ITPC -President of North Branch.Com.Duraga will continue as the President North Branch till next conference.

4.Smt.Barta Biswas JAO/Barasat - Member of North Branch.

29-03-2018

IDA likely to increase by 0.3%.

According to our sources, the IDA is likely to increase by 0.3% w.e.f. 01/04/2018. This increase, with the already existing IDA of 126.9%, will take the IDA payable to the employees, from 01.04.2018 to 127.2%.

28-03-2018

At 15.00 Hrs on 27-03-2018 all the Central leaders of All Unions and Associations of BSNL hold a meeting and congratulated the BSNL employees for their active participation in the demonstration. Further, decisions were taken to continuously protest against the arbitrary decision of Government for formation of BSNL’s Tower Subsidiary Company. Future course of agitation programs are decided as under:

1.One day Dharana on 12.04.2018 at BSNL Corporate Office, Circle and SSA Head Quarters to protest against the Government decision in making BSNL’s Tower Subsidiary operational.

2.On 19.04.2018 at all the Circle HQs “March to Governor House” will be organised and a Memorandum will be submitted to His Excellency Governors.

3.All India National Convention will be organized at New Delhi on 9th or 10th May 2018 subject to availability of Mavalankar Hall at New Delhi which will follow “March to Parliament”.

4.In case the Government do not roll back the BSNL’s Tower Subsidiary, Indefinite Strike will be organized.

All the Circle / District Secretaries are requested to hold joint meetings along with their counter parts to implement the above agitational program in a successful manner.

The decisions taken in today's emergency meeting of the AUAB <<<Click here for decision>>>

28-03-2018

On 27-03-2018 as per call of AUAB/HQ in CTD also Lunch Hour Demonstration and submission of memorandum to CGM/CTD as well as Hon'ble Governor of West Bengal was organised successfully at Telephone Bhaban.This demonstration was organised against Govt.of India's sinister move to operationalise STC wef 01-04-2018 giving Rs.800 Cr.to it from BSNL Fund.On behalf of AIBSNLEA/CTD members from all over CTD took part in the protest & CS addressed the gathering.We promised that as a part of AUAB we will wholeheartedly supprot & take part in the protest programme unitedly with our full force.

                              

 

28-03-2018

DR JAOs recruitment result declared:

AIBSNLEA consistent efforts yielded results in getting released the result of DR JAOs Examination held on 5th & 6th November 2017.  AIBSNLEA congratulates all the new entrants in BSNL family. It is important to mention that some Associations vehemently opposed the recruitment of JAOs in BSNL to weaken the strength of Finance Wing in BSNL.    (see result here)

27-03-2018

Meeting with Director (PSU) DoT: GS, President, AGS (HQ) and AGS (Finance) met Director (PSU) DoT and discussed regarding.

a) Implementation of 3rd PRC recommendation in BSNL: We requested to apprise the progress in this regard from DPE since the proposal was sent to DPE 15 days before. Director (PSU) mentioned that so far no communication has been received in DoT from DPE. However, the matter is active consideration in DPE. After the comments of DPE only the Hon'ble MOSC(I/C) will take up the matter in the Cabinet.

b) CPSU cadre hierarchy in BSNL: We requested to give clearance to BSNL for the implementation of CPSU cadre hierarchy by considering AIBSNLEA suggestions/ feedback. Dir (PSU) mentioned that the matter is under consideration to Jt. Secy. (Admn.) who is the Govt. Nominee Director in BSNL Board. He expected that the matter may be discussed in the next BSNL Board meeting.

c) E2-E3 standard pay scales in BSNL: We requested Director (PSU) to apprise the  status of the BSNLs proposal for the replacement of E1A by E2 and E2A by E3 standard pay scales. Dir(PSU) mentioned that till date no comments of DoE has been received by DoT. However, he explained that DoE may consider the upgradation of all the IDA pay scales up to E6 level as per the BSNLs earlier proposal dated 06.06.2016.

d) Restructuring of ADOL Cadre: We requested Dir(PSU) to apprise the status of restructuring of ADOL cadre issue. Dir (PSU) informed that the matter is pending with DPE for comments.

27-03-2018

Meeting with Dir (HR), BSNL, Board:-GS, President met Dir(HR), BSNL Board and discussed regarding

a) Implementation of 3rd PRC recommendation in BSNL: We requested to apprise the progress in this regard from DPE since the proposal was sent to DPE 15 days before. Director (HR) mentioned that the matter is pending in DoT for consideration and she is interacting with all concern offices in DoT for its redressal

b) CPSU cadre hierarchy in BSNL: We requested for implementation of CPSU cadre hierarchy by considering AIBSNLEA suggestions/ feedback. Dir (HR) mentioned that DoT is asking some more information's in this regard before its approval

c) Holding of CPCs to fill up the vacant group-B and Group-A posts: We requested Dir (HR0 for holding of CPCs to fill up the vacant Group-B and Group-A equivalent posts. Dir (HR) mentioned that matter is under consideration and after joining the GM(Pers) from leave on 3rd April 2018 the matter will be discussed and with approval of the competent authority the CPCs will be initiated.

d) Implementation of Hon'ble Apex Court Judgements on TES Group-B seniority cases: We requested Dir (HR) to issue instructions to Pers(Cell.) of BSNL CO regarding implementation of the Hon'ble Apex Court Judgement of TES Group-B seniority cases instead of referring to DoT to linger on the issue. Dir(HR) mentioned that shortly the necessary action is being taken to implement Hon'ble Apex Court judgment in its true spirit.

27-03-2018

As per report of Com.Kamal Das ACS a farewell ceremony was arranged by Central Branch to felicitate Com.Snigdha Bhadury,Com.N G Das,Com.Tarun Chakraborty,Com.Samar Mukherjee on 23-03-2018 at Bz Club Room..We wish their happy retired life.OS(E) graced the occasion,our young BS Bipin arranged the programme.

24-03-2018

A delegation of AIBSNLEA/CTD(CS,CP & OS E) met Dir(HR)Madam Smt.Sujata T.Ray at Taz Bengal Hotel today.PGM/CFA II/CTD, GM(F)/WB & GM(HR)/CTD were also present. We discussed the following problems with Madam and handed over a memorandum (See here)

1.Implementation of 3rd PRC:Madam told that there is very positive development in this regard.The file is with DPE for relaxation of affordability clause.It is understood that they will sent it to Cabinet.Madam told that MOC(I/C) is very much in favor of 3rd PRC in BSNL.

If everything goes right we may expect some good mews in 3-4 months.

2.Standard Pay Scale implementation:Madam informed that DoT is plying tricks over it.They are sending this to DoPT for no reason as we are guided by DPE.Anyway at present this case is not in the priority.However,it will be settled at the earliest opportunity.

3.Cases passed by BSNL MC but not implemented: i) AD(OL) restructuring;ii)E1+5 of JAO 2013 batch iii) Conversion of 50% quota of CAO vacancy: Madam informed us that the management is aware of this cases but due to some technical problems these are being delayed.However,BSNL is adopting same HR policy for engg.and acctt.wing through GM(Pers).Hence,CAO post conversion case might be settled soon.

4.CPSU Cadre hierarchy: Madam told that it is under active consideration.Our beloved GS is contributing with valuable suggestions in this regard.Soon the conclusion may come out.

5.Job Contract Labor wage payment problem:Madam told that everybody in the BSNL CO is annoyed with this problem.But until & unless CTD cannot increase revenue,the cash flow will not increase.As a result of it we have to face harder days.Our salary also may be delayed. Because DoT is opposing loan from Banks for OPEX.

6.Case of Sri Kandrudas Bhagat PS (freezing of increment):Madam asked GM(HR) why is it still unsettled. GM told that in the previous application of Mr.Bhagat there was some technical mistake,however Mr.Bhagat has again applied in the right way,soon GM will send it to BSNL CO & see that it may settled early.

7.Creation of additional DGM(F) posts in CTD:On query GM appraised Madam that this proposal has been sent to BSNL CO with recommendation CGM/CTD.Madam then told she will examine the case.

8.Settlement of pay fixation/arear of JAO 2010 batch:We put forward our views regarding this that a person cannot be denied twice to get pay benefit.Madam totally agreed with our view and told she will considered this case of paying arear in theJAO grade.On our query she assured that this case may settled by BSNL CO itself.We are very much hopeful for early settlement.

9.Spl.CL for Circle and Branch leadership of AIBSNLEA: Madam told that our GS is regularly persueing  this matter with her.She will definitely grant it at the earliest but with certain limitations.

10.Stand alone CAO posting: We told that in CTD stand alone CAO post are being offered by the SEA section in a very stringent manner. As a result of it in some places JAO is working simultaneously as AO and CAO.Some AOs has to look on as CAO and several charges of AO simultaneously.But in the Engg. wing it is being dealt with a liberal manner.Madam appreciated our concern and commented that from the ethical & vigilant angle this practice it not acceptable.She told that this case should be taken up with the local authority as there is integration in HR policy by BSNL CO. We will take up this case with GM(F) & CGM/CTD.

Overall the meeting was very amicable and cordial.Madam appreciated the endeavor taken by us in CTD and WB to develop BSNL.She also told that she knew that we are working on Sundays/holidays especially for marketing activities and collection of long pending dues. We assured Madam that our members are always ready to serve Dept.with full vigour but personal dignity and honour should not be neglected by the CTD Management.Madam assured us that she will take suitable steps in this regard. She also appraised us that the instruction to operationalise Subsidiary Tower Co. wef 01-04-2018 and pay them Rs.100 Cr.from the Fund of BSNL. She told us not to be swayed over this and disrupt work the matter is being dealt at the CHQ level.There are some legal ways to combat this Autocratic move of Govt.of India.We will definitely sort out.

We informed Madam AUAB has already take a lunch hour demo opposing it on 27-03-2018.We will participate with full force. Madam requested us to stay united to oppose any move to weaken BSNL but not to disrupt the day to day working as we may lose public faith.

                         

24-03-2018

Creation of Tower Subsidiary of BSNL lunch hour demonstrations on 27-03-2018, against the government's attempt to operationalise  the Subsidiary Tower Company

A meeting of All Unions and Associations of BSNL (AUAB) was held yesterday the 22nd March,2018. Representatives of BSNLEU, NFTE, SNEA, AIBSNLEA, FNTO, SEWA BSNL, BSNLMS, BSNLOA participated. The meeting reviewed the developments that had taken place after the meeting held on 24th February,2018 with the Hon'ble MoSC (I/C). It is observed that the government is moving fast to operationalise the Subsidiary Tower Company from the 1st of April, 2018, totally ignoring the strong opposition from the entire employees of BSNL.

In view of this, the meeting decided to launch agitational programme to stop the same. Decision is taken to conduct "lunch hour demonstrations" on 27th March, 2018, in front of Sanchar Bhawan, New Delhi, as well as at circle and SSA head quarters throughout the country. A memorandum, opposing the Subsidiary Tower Company will be submitted to the Hon'ble MoSC(I/C) at Sanchar Bhawan. Same memorandum will be submitted to the respective CGMs and the state governors, to be forwarded to the MoSC (I/C).

All the Circle Secretaries stationed at New Delhi are requested to assemble at Sanchar Bhawan, Ashoka Road along with their members to participate in the demonstration. Neighbouring Circle Secretaries like UP (West), Haryana and Rajasthan are requested to participate in the demonstration at Sanchar Bhawan, New Delhi along with as many as maximum possible members to make the program a grand success.

AUAB/CTD will hold Lunch Hour Demonstration in Telephone Bhavan on 27-03-2018 at 13-00hrs.All members of AIBSNLEA/CTD are requested to be present.

23-03-2018

All Unions & Associations of BSNL writes to Smt. Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary (Telecom), DoT regarding  follow up actions on the various demands raised by All Unions & Associations of BSNL - request thereof.   <<<Click here for letter>>>>

23-03-2018

Meeting with GM (Admn), BSNL Corporate Office:

GS and President met GM (Admn), BSNL Corporate Office and extended our sincere thanks and gratitude for allotment of Room No. 19 in BSNL Corporate Office at IR Hall, Eastern Court, Janpath New Delhi. We, further requested him to arrange some basic and essential amenities in the room for making it operational. GM (Admn) assured to look into. 

We further requested him to consider the facility of Out Door Medical reimbursement to BSNL serving employees also on without voucher basis. GM (Admn) mentioned that this case was processed to Management wherein it has been decided that presently the facility of cash payment with voucher on Out Door Medical treatment is available for BSNL pensioners only and that too upto 31.03.2018. Thereafter, it will be reviewed considering the financial position of BSNL.

We also raised the issue of further reduction in the ceiling limit for O/D Medical Treatment to 12 Days and strongly opposed the decision.

21-03-2018

Meeting with Director (PSU), DoT  :GS and AGS (DR) met Director (PSU), DoT and discussed regarding:

A 3rd PRC implementation in BSNL: On our query regarding DoT efforts for implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL as assured by Hon’ble MOSC (I/C) in the meeting held with All Unions and Associations of BSNL on 24.02.2018. Director (PSU) informed that Secretary (T) has already discussed the matter with Secretary (DPE) and the recommendations of DoT on BSNL’s proposal has been sent to DPE to seek the opinion for further action in this regard.

B Implementation of E2 and E3 pay scales against E1A and E2A and subsequent up-gradation of IDA pay scales in BSNL: Director (PSU) informed that the matter has been sent to DOE for consideration of the BSNL’s proposal. He further mentioned that in case, the approval comes from DoE it will be applicable for replacement of E1A by E2, E2a by E3 and subsequent up-gradation of E3 by E4, E4 by E5, E5 by E6 and E6 by E7, in view of the chain reaction and to avoid litigations.

C Restructuring of AD (OL) cadre: We requested to give clearance to the BSNL proposal on restricting of AD (OL) cadre. Director (PSU) informed that as per the advice of DoT internal finance the matter has been sent to DPE for comments on BSNL proposal.

D NITI Ayog recommendations on sale of ITI and BSNL in the month of January 2017: In this regard, Director (PSU) informed that to sell out ITI, today it is in agenda of Union Cabinet. Regarding BSNL, so far no such moment is there.

21-03-2018

 GS writes to:

The GM (Pers), BSNL Corporate office regarding:  Requests for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the Cadre of DGM

 <<<Click here for letter>>>

20-03-2018

Meeting with CMD, BSNL:(& GM/FP)

GS, President , FS and AGS(F) met CMD, BSNL and discussed regarding.

a) Holding of CPCs to fill up the vacant Group-A and Group- B level posts: We requested CMD, BSNL to consider for holding of CPCs to fill up the vacant Group-A and Group-B level posts i.e. about 10000 SDE (T), 3000 DE, 400 DGM (Engg.), 1000 AO, 1000 CAO, 40 DGM (F), 150 SDE (E), 50 EE (E) 20 SE(E), 65 SDE(C), 300 EE(C), 40 SE(C) and SDE/AGM/DGM posts of Telecom. Factories. We pleaded that all these posts can be filled up by conducting CPCs subject to outcome of Court cases since there is no stay order on promotions except few cases. CMD advised to discuss the matter with Dir (HR) to put up the case for an early decision.

b) Implementation of CPSU cadre hierarchy: We requested CMD BSNL for sending of early reply to the queries of Govt. Nominee Board of Directors raised in the BSNL Board meeting. CMD assured an early action in this regard. We further requested that CPSU cadre hierarchy approval from BSNL Board and clearance from DoT may continue simultaneously with issuing promotion orders through CPSEs. CMD assured to look into the matter.

c) Implementation of Hon'ble Supreme Court Judgements on TES Group-B seniority: We requested CMD BSNL for early implementation of the Hon'ble Supreme Court Judgement on TES Group-B seniority where no financial implication will arise and to avoid contempt of Court. CMD assured to look into the matter.

d) Implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations in BSNL: We requested CMD BSNL to use his good office for the implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations in BSNL as assured by Hon'ble MOSC (I/C) in the meeting held on 24.02.2018. CMD mentioned that as assured by Hon'ble MOSC (I/C), DoT is taking up the matter with DPE to suggest the way for implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL. He advised to discuss the matter with Secretary (T) for an early settlement.

e)CPCs to fill up the vacant DGM(F), CAO and AO vacant posts: We requested to initiate CPCs to fill up the vacant posts of DGM(F), CAO and AOs. GM(FP) mentioned that the proposal to fill up about 40 DGM(F) vacant posts has been sent to GM(Pers) office for clearance thereafter only further action will be taken. Regarding AO to CAO CPC GM(FP) mentioned that the similar action will be taken on AO to CAO promotion as decided by Pers. Cell for SDE to SE promotion. CPC from JAO to AO. GM(FP) informed that matter is pending in the Hon'ble High Court Karnataka on JAO seniority issue after getting the clearance the CPC will be conducted.

17-03-2018

GS writes to Shri S.K. Jain, DDG (Estt.), DoT, Govt. of India, New Delhi regarding estimated expenditure if Pension of BSNL Pensioners is revised with 15% fitment method as proposed by 3rd PRC and approved by Union Cabinet - <<<Click here for letter>>>

16-03-2018

We are extremely thankful to beloved GS,President and OS(E) that with their constant persuasion BSNL CO has released reallotment order of AOs.Com.Abhijit Nath AO has got reallotment from Bihar to NE I  <<<Click here for letter>>>

15-03-2018

CS,ACS alongwith OS(E) met GM(HR & Admin) to discuss several points:

1.Case of Kandrudas Bhagat PS:We remined GM about the case of K D Bhagat not getting increment.GM advised us to submit a fresh application stating clearly that he will forego E2-E3 promotion to get further increments.We said that he will submit that at the earliest.

2.Reimbursement of Asok Kolay's cost of Dialysis:We informed that thefile came to GM for approval on 13-03-2018.GM said that due to illness he joined only today itself.He will clear the file at the earliest.

3.Re-verification of compassionate ground recruitment case:We requested to allow/approve re-verification of Krishnendu Chatterjee Ex-TTA as discussed earlier.GM sir assured that he will clear the file tomorrow.

4.Posting of DGM from E5 scale:We inquired about the progress of this option process.GM informed that decision will be taken in due course considering all aspects.

5.Sanction & inclusion of 4 AMRI hospitals in CGHS rate list:We informed that as per our information AMRI has given consent and signed agreement with CTD which is pending at HR section.GM Sir immediately inquired the matter from DE(HCU),he informed that the file is put up and pending at DGM(HR) section.GM instructed DGM office to put up the file to him immediately and assured it wll be cleared as early as possible.

6.JCL payment:We expressed our concern about too much delay in payment of wages to JCL this month.It is hampering day to day work and affect the effort of target realisation.GM appreciated our concern and said that this month being the blast month of the accounting year BSNL CO has to clear all the pending Govt.and other dues that is why cash flow is less.CTD authority is contacting HQ for early release of fund for this purpose.

7.Some recent transfer and posting order:We expressed our dissatisfaction regarding recently issued transfer orders of Executives.We demanded revision of that orders.GM stated that these are simple Administrative order issued under the direct instruction of CGM.He is unable to revise.We expressed our resentment and decided to take it further for revision.

The meeting ended in a cordial atmosphere.

13-03-2018

CS met GM(F) and enquired about position of JCL payment this month.GM informed that BSNL CO is running short of cash flow,they will send money at the earliest.However.he assured tthat he is aware of bthe fact and tries heart and soul to make some arrangement at the earliest.

We also expressed our dissatisfaction the awy our AOs were released in a hurry when they requested to stay upto 31st March.GM accepted the grievance but expressed his inability to act as the transfer was effected directly in the ERP by the BSNL CO.We argued that in ITPC their head manged to fulfill the prayer but we did not.It is a shame on CTD management.GM refused to comment.

11-03-2018

Shri B. Raviendranath, Ex-Financial Secretary AIBSNLEA CHQ  passes away:

Shri B. Raviendranath, Ex-Financial Secretary AIBSNLEA CHQ & presently working as CAO Hubli has expired today (11.03.2018) by Massive Heart Attack. We convey our heart felt condolences to the grieved family and pray the almighty God to rest soul in peace. May God give strength to his family members to bear the loss.

09-03-2018

CP addressed the Gate meeting arranged by AUAB/CTD today at TB.He appraised about the latest position of 3rd PRC and stated that we should remain united otherwise Govt.may not fulfil our demand,we should be vigilant and ready to react according to the call of our leadership.

                             

08-03-2018

Com.Asoke Ghosh Ex-SDE and Treasurer of Howrah Branch donated Rs.25,000/-to AIBSNLEA/CTD through cheque.We are overwhelmed with joy and gratitude for his noble and selfless act.AIBSNLEA will remain ever grateful to Com.Ghosh.We pray for his active,healthy retired life.

                                 

03-03-2018

Dear comrades,
As per the consensus reached among the constituents of the All Unions and Associations of BSNL, letter is sent to the Secretary (T) and the CMD BSNL, for deferring the Work According to Rule agitation, till 30-04-2018. <<<Click here for letter>>>

01-03-2018

Com.Partha Dassharma AO -member of North Branch retires today voluntarily due to health ground.We convey our best wishes for his happy, healthy,peaceful & active retired life.

28-02-2018

Com.Sukamal Biswas AO -member of North Branch retiring today due to super annuation.We convey our best wishes for his happy, healthy,peaceful & active retired life.

Com.N G Das AGM/Admin - member of Central Branch retiring today due to super annuation.We convey our best wishes for his happy, healthy,peaceful & active retired life.

28-02-2018

A Gate meeting will be held on 5th March 2018 at 13-30 hrs called by AUAB/CTD to appraise the latest development and future course regarding our Agitation Programme.All members of TB.TBZ.Central branch & all BS BP & COBs are requested to attend punctually.

28-02-2018

Emergent extended COB meeting of AIBSNLEA/CTD held on 27-02-2018 at the Association Office.OS(E) was present.Under the Presidentship of CP the members present there took part in the thorough discussion of the agenda.The following was decided as future course of action.

1.A committee was formed to examine the matter of recovery of JAO/2010 batch(recently CTD has issued an order in this regard).The committee is comprised of Com.CS,CP,ACS(F) Satyajit Bhattacharjee,OS Tarun Roy,CWC member Tapan Bannerjee,VP Sumit Ghosh & Durga Battacharjee BP/North. The committe will submit their findings within 10 days.Future communication will me made to the CTD authority accordingly judging all aspects.

2.VP Com.Atanu Majumder is entrusted with the responsibility to prepare a write up in order to communicate CGM/CTD regarding MNP problems relating to UPC specially for migration Aircell to BSNL.Our employees are facing huge problems despite their dedicated effort.

27-02-2018

Congratulation! Agreeing the proposal of AIBSNLEA/CTD GM HR Section has issued order seeking option from Engg.Executive in E5 grade for looking after DGM Posts.This is due to acute shortage in the DGM cadre. (see order)

27-02-2018

ALL UNIONS & ASSOCIATION OF BSNL LEADERS MEET HON'BLE MOS(C) at Sangli,Maharashtra

A delegation of All Unions and Associations of BSNL, met Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications at Sangli on 23.02.2018 and submitted the memorandum on burning issues of the employees and that of BSNL. The Hon’ble Minister told the delegation that the issues are being actively looked into by his Ministry and that positive decisions would be taken. AIBSNLEA/CTD heartily congratulates the All Unions and Associations of BSNL of Maharashtra circle and Sangli district.

                                                                                                             

27-02-2018

CP attended the Press Conference on behalf of AIBSNLEA/CTD on 26-02-2018 at TB Conference Room relating to launch of 5 new LL plans. The meeting was organised by S & M wing of CTD in the leadership of DGM(S & M) .CGM,GM(F),PGM(S & M),PGM(NWO)/CFA-II and other officers were present there. FS of TB Branch accompanied CP. Migration from existing to new plan is not possible. (see new plans)

                                       

24-02-2018

Meeting between Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications and the All Unions and Associations of BSNL - A historical meeting:

A meeting is held at the Sanchar Bhawan today the 24.02.2018, between Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications and the All Unions and Associations of BSNL (AUAB). Together with the Minister, Secretary, DoT, Special Secretary, DoT, Joint Secretary (Admn.), DoT, DDG (Esst), DoT, Shri Anand Kumar, OSD to the Hon’ble Minister, CMD BSNL and Director (HR) BSNL were present. From the All Unions and Associations of BSNL, Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, Com. Chandeswar Singh, GS, NFTE, Com. K. Sebastin, GS, SNEA, Com. Prahlad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA, Com. K. Jayaprakash, GS, FNTO, Com. N.D. Ram, GS, SEWA BSNL, Com. Ravi Shil Verma, GS, AIGETOA, Com. Mallikarjuna, President, BSNL MS and Com. S.D. Sharma, GS, BSNL ATM, participated in the discussions. The representatives of the AUAB heartily thanked the Hon’ble Minister for taking out time to meet them. Detailed discussions took place on the memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble Minister, the details of which are as follows:-

1.  3rd Pay Revision.

So far, the DoT has been maintaining that BSNL employees are not eligible for 3rdPay Revision. In today’s meeting the Hon’ble Minister agreed that the issue of 3rdPay Revision of BSNL employees would be processed and would be taken for the approval of the DPE and the Cabinet. This is a great achievement. We have broken the stalemate that prevailed in the Pay Revision issue. At the same time we have to be vigilant, till the final approval is given by the Cabinet.

2.  Formation of Subsidiary Tower Company.

The AUAB representatives expressed their apprehension that in the name of formation of the Tower Company, the 66,000 mobile towers of BSNL are being snatched away from BSNL. They also pointed out that the decision of the Cabinet that, the Subsidiary Tower Company would remain under the control of BSNL Management, has been violated, through the appointment of an IAS officer as the CMD of Subsidiary Tower Company. They further pointed out that even BSNL Management was not taken in to confidence in the appointment of an IAS officer as the CMD of the Subsidiary Tower Company, which clearly shows that the Subsidiary Tower Company would not be under the control of BSNL Management. The reply given by the Hon’ble Minister in this regard is not satisfactory. The AUAB has to find ways and means to ensure the rolling back of the Subsidiary Tower Company.

During the discussions on the issue, GS AIBSNLEA raised the issue of additional increment on post based promotions under the provisions of executive promotion policy provisions which has been denounced by DoT vide letter dated 05.07.2017 and lakhs of rupees recoveries are taking place of BSNL executives and BSNL pensioners. He instantly submitted Hon’ble PB CAT judgment copy to Hon’ble MOSC (I/C) wherein the DoT order dated 05.07.2017 has been quashed. Hon’ble MOSC (I/C) immediately directed DoT administration to look into the matter.  Now, we can expect that DoT may not go for appeal against the PB CAT order in this regard after this meeting.

3.  Pension Revision.

The representatives of AUAB strongly argued that pension revision should be done to the BSNL pensioners. It was pointed out that the BSNL pensioners and the Central Government pensioners are covered by the same rules. They argued that when pension revision is settled for the Central Government pensioners, the same should not be denied to the BSNL pensioners. The Hon’ble Minister assured that needful action would be taken to settle this issue. 

4. Calculation of Pension Contribution.

It was strongly argued that pension contribution in respect of BSNL employees cannot be calculated on the basis of maximum of the pay scale, when the same is calculated on the basis of actual basic pay, in the case of Central Government employees. It was pointed out that as per the DoP&T order issued in 2006, pension contribution of the Central Government employees is being deducted on the basis of actual pay only. The Hon’ble Minister directed the Secretary, DoT, that this issue should be settled as per Government orders.

5.Allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL.

The AUAB representatives pointed out that it will be extremely difficult for BSNL to compete with the private operators, without providing 4G service. They strongly argued that the proposal of the BSNL Management, for the allotment of 4G spectrum by the Government, should be accepted. The Hon’ble Minister replied in the positive and assured that needful action would be taken.

6. Reduction of retirement age from 60 to 58.

The AUAB representatives strongly argued that the retirement age of the BSNL employees should not be reduced from 60 to 58, as a measure for the revival of BSNL. The Hon’ble Minister told that the government is not having any proposal to reduce the retirement age from 60 to 58.

7.Left out issues of the 2nd PRC.

The AUAB representatives pointed out that this issue is lingering on very long time and needs to be settled. The Hon’ble Minister stated that this issue would be looked into by the Secretary, DoT.

At the end of the meeting, the Hon’ble Minister stated that the representatives of AUAB could meet him again, as well as the Secretary, DoT, in continuation of today’s meeting. The representatives of AUAB heartily thanked the Minister for his positive response to most of the issues.

After the meeting with the Hon’ble Minister, a meeting of the AUAB was held in the FNTO’s office. All the General Secretaries expressed their satisfaction with regards to the progress in the issues. They also expressed the view that all these have happened only because of the united struggles and massive mobilization by the entire Non-Executives and Executives, for which they deserve appreciation.