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Today our beloved Com.Malay Bhattacharya passed away due to severe heart attack. He was the Treasurer of AIBSNLEA/CTD from 2011-2015 and served our association immaculately.We deeply mourn the sudden demise and convey our deepest condolence to the bereaved family. May his soul Rest in Peace.

31-03-2020

The following comrades of AIBSNLEA/CTD retire today due to superannuation:

1) Com.Shib Sankar Chatterjee, PA,----Member of TB Branch.

2) Bratati Chatterjee, AO ----Member of How Branch.

We wish all the above comrades happy, healthy, peaceful & active life after retirement.

31-03-2020

DoP&T issued clarifications  regarding retirement of government servants on 31st March, 2020....<<<<Click here for letter>>>

30-03-2020

GS writes to Shri. P. K. Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding contribution to Prime Minister Cares Fund-<<<Click here for letter>>>

26-03-2020

BSNL Corporate Office issued instructions to CGM(s) and IFAs, All Territorial and Non-Territorial Circles and DGM R&P BSNL CO regarding for Payment of VRS dues - Ex-gratia...<<<Click here for order>>>

23-03-2020

BSNL  Corporate Office issued instructions regarding Emergency instructions in view of COVID 19   <<<Click here for letter>>>>

23-03-2020

Today morning GS met Director (HR), BSNL Board and requested to review the orders issued by the BSNL Corporate Office on 20.03.2020 in the light of the latest instructions issued by the DOP&T dated 22.3.2020 and due to the prevailing situation throughout India including NCR Delhi in view of shut down of Public Transport/Train/Metro/Sub Urban/Inter-State Trains. He further requested to take immediate steps to issue necessary revised instructions to contain the spread of COVID-19. as detailed below and handed over the letter addressed to CMD and copy to Director(HR). Director (HR) assured to issue revised instructions today. 
1.BSNL CO, Circle Offices and SSA Offices (Administrative) may be closed or functioned with skeletal Staff and work at home may be allowed wherever possible and they should attend Office if called for, in case of any exigencies of work.
2. Wherever possible, the CSCs and bill collection centres may be maintained with rotation of staff with all available precautions since the CSCs are real cashing gateway for BSNL survival and windows for extending essential services to common public. Remaining CSCs may be closed immediately, advising the Customers to make payment through on line temporarily. The Payment date to be extended. BSNL VPN facilities to be extended to those who are working at home for CSC.
3.The Officers and Staff working in the field may be called on duty on rotation basis and allowed to work at home. All the Officers who are permitted to work at home may be provided with BSNL VPN facilities as and when needed.
4.Melas to be suspended with immediate effect.
5. BSNL focus should be limited to maintenance of of essential services, critical Installations and critical Transmission Routes.
When we all BSNL family members are striving hard to bring back BSNL to its original pristine glory from its crisis period, we must not permit COVID-19 to deteriorate the motive of our work force. Thus extending all sort of life protection to every beloved members of BSNL shall be the prime most concern of the BSNL Management during the epidemic time.
GS also met CMD and handed over the letter addressed to CMD and requested to issue revised orders.

23-03-2020

GS Writes to Shri. P.K.Purwar, CMD, BSNL regarding Preventive measures required to be taken to contain the spreads of COVID-19  ......<<<Click here for letter>>>

19-03-2020

 GS Writes to Shri Arvind Vadnerkar Director (HR) BSNL Board regarding Non-issuance of Tenure Transfer orders in respect of Account Personnel <<<Click here for letter>>>

18-03-2020

Details of discussions held between CMD BSNL and recognized Unions & Associations BSNL:   Recognized Unions & Associations of BSNL were invited for discussions by the BSNL Management today to discuss regarding restructuring plan and Revival of BSNL. CMD BSNL Sh. P.K. Purwar chaired the meeting. Com. S. Sivakumar, GS AIBSNLEA, Com. Bhagwan Singh, AGS(HQ), GS & President of BSNLEU, NFTE, SNEA participated in the meeting. Sh. Arvind Vadnerkar, Director(HR), BSNL Board and Sh. Manish Kumar, GM(Restructuring) were also participated in the meeting.  

CMD BSNL welcomed all the Leaders of BSNL recognized Unions & Associations and explained about the steps taken by BSNL Management for maximization of revenue.

Business Development

SIM Sales: CMD mentioned that there is 5% increase in SIM Sales in the month of Jan., Feb and March-2020. SIM Sales in Feb.2020 is 18.80 lakhs and in March-2020 is 20 lakhs.

Market Share of BSNL is increasing marginally.

In the BB Sector number of disconnection is very significant and CMD further mentioned that we have to arrest the disconnections of BB.

In the EB Sector revenue is increasing 8 to 10%.

Mobile & Broadband overall initially positive.

Landline:  Phase of disconnections are very less.

New Business: FTTH – 6000 OLTs integrated, due to this customer base and constant partner momentum started.    

In the rural area, exchanges having 10 lines, 15 lines and 20 lines is economically unviable. However, Hon’ble MOC assured for subsidy. In the 20,000 Rural telephone exchanges human interface is planned to be changed with the alternate technology.

He further mentioned that upto 10 Kms in the rural area localized mobile system on revenue share basis will be done with Bharat Air Fiber at a speed of more than 60 Mbps speed.

BSNL Revival Plan: CMD mentioned out of 78569 VRS Optees , 78334 VRS applications were accepted and 198 VRS optees has been expired. As on date 76929 VRS Optees have been sanctioned with Provisional Pension. As on date about 75000 cases processed for PPOs and forwarded to CCAs concerned. Out of that, 26370 PPOs were issued till date.

He appreciated the outstanding efforts taken by the BSNL management with the support of the all the Unions & Associations of BSNL for successful implementation of BSNL VRS-2019. He also conveyed the message of Hon’ble MOC that today Hon’ble MOC will appreciate the efforts and support extended by all the Unions & Associations of BSNL for the successful implementation of the BSNL VRS Plan -2019 in the Floor of the House.

Release of Leave encashment and Ex-gratia payments: CMD BSNL assured that Leave encashment payment and Ex-gratia payment will be paid on 31st March, 2020. Already 77585 VRS cases were processed for the above cited payments. Rs. 4850 crore towards Leave encashment after TDS is being processed in LIC.  Finance Ministry agreed to appropriate Rs. 5000 Crore towards the  first installment of Ex-gratia payment, however, we are the short of 1300 crore towards the payment of Ex-gratia. Hence balance amount of Ex-gratia will be paid in the first week of April, 2020.

Launching of 4G : Central Govt. made provision in the Budget FY:2020-21 towards the cost of 4G license including GST but BSNL is not in a position to take the 4G spectrum immediately due to following reasons:

1. We are having outstanding bills to be payable to the vendors M/s ZTE, M/s Nokia and M/s Erricson  to the tune of Rs. 2000 Crores.

2. M/s Nokia installed 13000 equipment’s in the Phase 8.4 has quoted 3.5 lakh for the software/hardware upgradation from 3G to 4G and 7 lakh for green field which is L-1 subject to the conditions that Rs.300 Cr has to be paid before 31.3.2020 and compensation for Foreign Exchange fluctuation whereas M/s ZTE installed  around 24,000 equipment’s has quoted 7 lakh for the software/hardware upgradation from 3G to 4G and 10 lakh  for green field which is L-2 but the conditions put forth by M/s ZTE is unrealistic. In addition to this the rates quoted by L-1 and L-2 alongwith conditions has not been approved by the BSNL Board since consensuses has not been reached.

3. If BSNL is taken 4G License immediately without procurement/upgradation of  equipment’s we have to pay license fee @Rs. 5.5 crore per day i.e. to the booked in the books of Accounts.

4. However, BSNL Management has proposed to float new Tender for the procurements of 4G equipment’s in the next week. It will take another 8 months for roll out of 4G.

Union and Association’s Leaders expressed their serious concern for the immediate launching of 4G in BSNL to attract more customers and increase the revenue.

Monetization of Assets: CMD mentioned that during the FY our Bank loan including O/s bills comes around 40,000 crore. We further required 10000 to 12000 Crore for 4G launching and Rs. 5000 Crore for OFC maintenance. BSNL is paying Rs. 4000 crore towards bank interest and we can saved Rs. 6500 towards employee cost. Roughly we required 50,000 crore for our annual expenditure but our annual revenue is around Rs. 20000 crore. Hence for the deficit BSNL is depending on Sovereign guarantee bond to the tune of Rs. 8500 crore and monetization of vacant assets.  He further mentioned that in the first week of April,2020, BSNL will get a Rs. 8500 crore Sovereign guarantee from Finance Ministry. 14 assets were identified by BSNL for monetization but DIPAM accepts only 11 assets to the commercial value of Rs. 18,200 Crore for which BSNL is expecting transactional advise within a week. Three MNCs come forward for purchase. Discussions has not been taken place due to COVID-19.

Merger of BSNL – MTNL: CMD mentioned that there is a pressure for the merger of BSNL & MTNL to be completed within six months. Union & Associations Leaders requested CMD BSNL to discuss with the recognized Unions & Associations before the implementation of  merger. CMD replied that merger of BSNL & MTNL  comes under the purview of equity structure of DIPAM, Finance Ministry & DoT. However he assured that suggestions of recognized Unions & Associations will be taken care of and forwarded to DoT.

We expressed our serious concern regarding the non maintenance of vast Telecom Network due to non availability of man power and non-implementation of outsourcing tender. CMD explained that out of 1600 clusters EOI have been opened for 1100 cluster and tender have been awarded for 280 clusters and he personally monitoring the same.  We brought to the notice of CMD, the problems faced by field unit executives for attending the faults in the Primary cables due to non-availability of man power in the post VRS scenario.  We further requested Primary cables maintenance has to be outsourced along with the secondary cable mtce. and also requested to relax the tender conditions and powers has to be delegated to CGMs to utilize the existing staff of BSNL who are having rich experience in attending the faults to participate in the tender.

CMD replied that he was aware of the situation and it will be reviewed shortly.  He further mentioned that due to the non-implementation of the tender in all the clusters more funds has been allotted to all the Circles to meet out the monthly mtce. expenditure and so as to maintain the Telecom Network fault free. We expressed our serious concern against the non implementation of outsourcing tender in CSCs. CMD appreciated our concern and assured to look into.  We requested CMD to issue necessary instructions to the CGMs to provide hand sanitizer in all the CSCs due to COVID-19. CMD agreed to issue instructions.

We requested CMD to fix the time line for the monthly salary disbursement since the net salary from Feb., 2020 onwards comes around Rs. 360 crore only. CMD assured that salary disbursement will be streamlined within two months and Feb., 2020 salary will be paid in last week of March-2020.

Due to paucity of time Man, Power/ Restructuring Plan and other important items could not be discussed. CMD BSNL assured that the meeting will be continued either 19.03.2020 or 20.03.2020. Finally CMD told that we are on the right track and we have to expect the outcome and assured that concerns of Unions & Associations will be taken care of. Finally all the Union/Association Leaders thanked CMD BSNL and Director(HR), BSNL Board for the detailed discussions. The meeting lasted for the two hours.

17-03-2020

BSNL Corporate office issued instructions regarding 

(a) Details of booking for leave Encashment (Paid or payable) during the financial year 2019-2020                                   <<<Click here for letter>>>

(b) Details of booking for gratuity (Paid or payable) to directly recruited employees of BSNL during the financial year  2019-20 up to 31.3.2020<<<Click here for letter>>>

(c) Monetization of BSNL land parcels through DIPAM in Phase-2<<<Click here for letter>>>

13-03-2020

Meeting with Director (HR) BSNL Board: GS and AGS along with CS HP & Rajasthan Circle and CP Rajasthan Circle met Director (HR) BSNL Board today and discussed regarding:

(1) DGM(T) Ad-hoc to DGM(T) Regular: We requested to consider DGM(T) Ad-hoc to DGM(T) Regular promotions as they are working as DGM Ad-hoc since last Four Years and the services of these Senior Officers as Head of the SSAs with Statutory Powers are very much essential in the Post VRS Scenario in BSNL. Director (HR) assured to look into the matter.

(2) CAO to DGM (Fin) Promotion: Considering the huge vacuum created in the DGM (Fin) Cadre in BSNL Corporate Office as well as various Circles, the vacant DGM (Fin) posts are to be filled up on immediate basis so as to maintain efficiently the Administrative Offices as well as the TR Units. As on date only 28 DGM (Fin) are working through out India in BSNL and most of the Circles/SSAs are not having regular IFA. In view of the Post VRS Scenario, we requested the Director (HR) to fill up all the vacant DGM (Fin) Posts on promotion by relaxing the eligibility conditions on One Time Measure. Director (HR) after detailed discussion, assured to consider the same in the interest of BSNL.

(3) Promotion from EE (Civil) to SE (Civil) and EE (Elect) to SE (Elect): We requested for early conduct of CPCs to fill up the vacant posts of EE (Civil) to SE (Civil) and EE (Elect) to SE (Elect). Director (HR) mentioned that the CPCs are under process and promotion orders will be issued shortly.

(4) JTO(T) to SDE(T) Promotions: We requested for early conduct of CPCs to fill up the 12450 vacant SDEs posts as 1999 batch promoted JTOs are waiting for their first promotion since more than 20 years and 2001 batch DR JTOs are also waiting for their first promotion for more than 18 years. Director (HR) mentioned that the BSNL Administration sought legal opinion from ASG due to Review Petition against Contempt Case in Hon’ble High Court Kerala. However he assured that after receipt of the Legal Opinion, the CPC will be initiated.

(5) Conduct of CPCs to fill up vacant posts in the Cadre of EE/DE/AGM(Civil/Elect/TF/Arch), SDE(Civil/Elect/TF/Arch), PS/PPS/CSS etc: Considering the huge vacuum created in almost all the Cadres, the vacant posts are to be filled up on immediate basis to maintain the BSNL Services in an efficient manner. Director (HR) mentioned that on finalization of BSNL Restructuring Plan, CPCs will be initiated to fill up the vacant posts.

(6) Conduct of CPCs to fill up the vacant posts in the Cadre of DE/CAO: We requested to fill up the vacant posts of DE and CAO by relaxing the eligibility conditions on One Time Measure so as to maintain the Telecom Network fault free and run the Admin. offices in an efficient manner. Director (HR) mentioned that due to the cases pending at Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh, BSNL Management is not in a position to initiate the CPCs, however BSNL have got the favourable order from the Hon’ble High Court of Punjab and Haryana for the early disposal of the case in the next hearing.

(7) Casting of SDE seniority list No.9 for DE(T ) Promotions: We requested for early issuance of list No 9 of SDE Seniority list. In this regard, we appraised Director (HR) regarding our earlier discussions as per the judgment dated 25.08.2009 pronounced by the Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh and upheld by the Hon’ble High Court of Punjab and Haryana as well as by the Apex Court (3 Judges Bench) on the basis of date of joining i.e., in respect of SDEs promoted up to 28.08.2015; the provisional Seniority should be prepared on the basis of the above mentioned Judgements. Director (HR) mentioned that he has instructed the PGM (Pers.) to obtain the Legal Opinion in this regard at earliest.

(8) Review the decision for reversion of SDEs to JTOs:- We requested Director(HR) to review the decision for reversion of about 30 SDEs of 2001 DR JTO batch promoted through LDCE 2007 passed and not to oppose the Review Petition filed in the Hon’ble Madras High Court against the reversion of SDE(T). We recall the discussions had with Director (HR) several times for the past two months in this regard and requested for early decision. Director (HR) mentioned that the case has been discussed with Legal Team in detail and assured that BSNL Management will take a decision with in a week to give relaxation to the affected SDEs.

(9) Review the decision of CVO for withholding the VC:- We requested that the orders issued by the CVO vide letter dated 13.12.2019 regarding withholding the VCs of retirees against whom Personal Court Case (other than Departmental) is to be withdrawn since the order is violating the existing DOP&PW instructions and we recalled the earlier discussions held with Director (HR) in this regard and assurance given to clear the VCs on receipt of clarification from DOT. Director (HR) immediately discussed the matter with the DDG (Estt.) DoT and requested to issue the clarification in this regard at the earliest. DDG (Estt.) DoT assured to issue the clarification in next week.

(10) Implementation of E-5 to E-6 IDA Pay Scale to DGM (Regular): We appraised Director (HR) that few Senior Executives (DGMs- regular) have not get TBU from E5 to E6 IDA Pay Scale under EPP and they have stagnated in E5 Scale since more than 9 years and some of them have been retired also but their juniors are getting E6 Scale. We further pleaded that early decision in this regard has to be taken by the BSNL Management to avoid any Litigation. Director (HR) mentioned that the matter will be looked into.

(11)  Grant of relaxation in Marks to the Candidates appeared in JTO LICE held on 26.05.2019 for Vacancy Year 2017-18:  We requested to consider relaxation in marks in respect of JTO LICE held on 26.05.2019 due to 22 out of Syllabus Questions resulting in poor Pass percentage and  render justice to the affected Candidates. Director (HR) mentioned that as per the Committee recommendations the grace marks has been already given. We pleaded that for ten ambiguity questions no grace marks were given but in the total marks the marks pertains to ten ambiguity question has been deducted, which is against Natural Justice. We further mentioned that more than 7000 departmental quota JTOs posts, which is the feeder cadre, are vacant in BSNL and in the Post VRS Scenario we are badly in need of JTOs to maintain the BSNL Vast Telecom Network fault free. After detailed discussion, Director (HR) assured that the Management will consider for the relaxation in the marks wherever justified.

(12) Consideration of request transfers/retention/modification as well as Tenure transfers in the Cadre of DGM(T)/SDE/AO:  We requested Director (HR) to consider the request transfers/Tenure transfer and retention/modification of transfer orders in the Cadre of DGM (T)/SDE/AO. After detailed discussion, Director (HR) assured to consider the same.  

(13) Corrections to be made in the PPOs issued to the BSNL VRS-2019 Retirees: We brought to the notice of the Director (HR) about the entries made in the Pension Payment Orders issued to the BSNL VRS-2019 Retirees by the concerned CCAs vide Sl.No.3, Section-2 under Part II, i.e., against the “Rules under which Pension is sanctioned” it was mentioned as BSNL Voluntary Retirement Scheme 2019 instead of Rule 37A of CCS Pension Rules 1972 and the detailed discussion had with the Member (Finance) and the CMD BSNL on 27.02.2020. Director (HR) mentioned that all the issues related to PPOs along with the representations received from the Associations and Unions are being forwarded to DoT for further action.

Director (HR) appreciated our concern and assured that HR Team will put best efforts to resolve all these issues in positive direction. We thanked Director (HR) for giving patient hearing and positive response on all these burning issues related to the Executives of BSNL. The meeting lasted for more than One Hour.

13-03-2020

BSNL Corporate Office issued instructions regarding Verification of Leave encashment, Leave data and Last pay drawn in respect of VRS optees. <<<<Click here for letter>>>

13-03-2020

BSNL Corporate Office issued instructions regarding Generation of long stay list [SDE(T)/AGM(T)/DGM(T)] from ERP SAP, wherein it was stated that all the Executives may check their Present Grade/ Present Substantive Grade and Career History details in ERP. <<<<Click here for letter>>>

12-03-2020

 BSNL  Management invited recognized Unions and Associations for discussion  regarding implementation status of revival plan and organizational restructuring Post VRS scenario in BSNL.

The Meeting is scheduled to be held on 18.03.2020 under the Chairmanship of  CMD, BSNL

<<<<Click here for letter>>>

12-03-2020

Meeting with PGM (Pers.) BSNL CO: GS along with CS HP Circle and CS & CP Raj Circle met PGM (Pers.) CO BSNL today and discussed regarding:

(1) Consideration of request transfers/retention/modification of transfer orders in the Cadre of DGM(T)/SDE/AO:- We requested PGM (Pers.) to consider the request transfers/retention/modification of transfer orders in the Cadre of DGM (T)/SDE/AO. After detailed discussion, PGM (Pers.) assured to consider the same.

(2) Extension of option for Pay Fixation in respect of JAOs (Departmental) (10% Quota) of 2010 Batch: We appraised PGM (Pers.) regarding the discussion had with the Director (Finance) for the issue of amendment to BSNL CO letter No: 7-4/2010-SEA-BSNL(Pt-I) Dated 24.07.2015 regarding the extension of option for Pay Fixation in respect of JAOs (Departmental) (10% Quota) of 2010 Batch as in the case of JAOs 40% quota (Deptl.) of the same batch. PGM (Pers.) assured to look into the matter.

(3) Casting of SDE seniority list No.9 for DE(T ) Promotions: We requested for the early issuance of list No 9 of SDE Seniority list. In this regard, we appraised PGM (Pers.) regarding our earlier discussions and suggestions prepared as per the judgment pronounced by Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh, dated 25.08.2009, upheld by the Hon’ble High Court of Punjab and Haryana and also by the Apex Court (3 Judges Bench) on the basis of date of joining i.e., in respect of SDEs promoted up to 28.08.2015 that the provisional Seniority should be prepared on the basis of the above mentioned Judgements. PGM (Pers.) informed that the case has been sent to Legal Cell for obtaining Legal Opinion.

(4) Issuance of immediate promotions for all the disciplines in view of VRS-2019: Considering the huge vacuum created in almost all the Cadres, the vacant posts are to be filled up on immediate basis to maintain the BSNL Network fault free. We requested to conduct the CPCs immediately for the various Cadres wherever no Court Cases are pending by relaxing the eligibility conditions as one time measure, wherever required. We further pleaded that since the Executives are drawing higher Pay Scales than their Substantive Post through TBU under EPP, so just by giving re-designation, promotions can be effected. PGM (Pers.) after detailed discussion confirmed that the Management is evolving the Policy to fill up all the vacant posts in all the Cadres so as to maintain the Telecom Services fault free as well as the Administrative Offices.

29-02-2020

The following comrades of AIBSNLEA/CTD retire today due to superannuation:

1) Com.Santanu Samaddar, DGM/NWO-South ----Member of South Branch. 

2) Com.Gautam Kumar Das,AO ----Member of North Branch.

3) Com.Arabinda Halder,PA ----Member of TB Branch.

4) Com.Soma Bhattacharya, JTO ----Member of Central Branch.

We wish all the above comrades happy, healthy, peaceful & active life after retirement.

29-02-2020

Hearty Congratulations! BSNL CO issued Promotion and Posting orders of the Executives in the Grade of DGM(T) of Telecom Operation Stream on Purely Adhoc basis for the left out 31 number of AGM Level Executives <<<Click here for order>>>

27-02-2020

Meeting with Member (Finance), DCC, DoT:

Today GS, AGS and Auditor/CHQ met Member (Fin), DCC, DoT and discussed regarding:

(1) Corrections to be made in the PPOs issued to the BSNL VRS-2019 Retirees: We brought to the notice of Member (Fin) about the entries made in the Pension Payment Orders issued to the BSNL VRS-2019 Retirees by the concerned CCAs vide Sl.No.3, Section-2 under Part II, i.e., against the “Rules under which Pension is sanctioned” it was mentioned as BSNL Voluntary Retirement Scheme 2019 instead of CCS Pension Rules 1972. We handed over the copy of one PPO and letter addressed in this regard to the Member (Finance). Member (Finance) explained that the Pension for the BSNL VRS-2019 Retirees will be regulated and Sanctioned as per Rule-37A, CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 and the Union Cabinet approved the BSNL VRS-2019 Scheme as per CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 only. We informed the Member (Finance) that there is a doubt and fear among the BSNL VRS-2019 retirees that “Whether BSNL VRS Optees, who are the Absorbed employees from DoT to BSNL, will get their Pension revised and other benefits as per the Sub rule (8) Rule 37-A of CCS (Pension) Rules 1972” and we brought to the notice of the Member (Finance) about the clarification sought by AIBSNLEA vide Letter dated 14.11.2019 in this regard. Member (Finance) mentioned that all the Pensionary and other benefits will be regulated as the Sub rule (8) Rule 37-A of CCS(Pension) Rules 1972 and assured that clarification will be issued in this regard.

(2) Immediate disbursement of GPF final Settlement and disbursement of First instalment of Ex-Gratia amount: Member (Finance) mentioned that he is personally monitoring the GPF Final Payment disbursed by the CCAs and all the Officers and Staff of CCA units  are geared up to disburse the GPF Final settlement immediately and 80% GPF Final Payments are settled till date. Regarding First instalment of Ex-Gratia payment, Member (Finance) mentioned that DoT is trying their best efforts to make the payment before 31st March 2020.

(3) Release of Sovereign Guarantee by the Finance Ministry to BSNL: Member (Finance) mentioned that DoT Officers are discussing with the Ministry of Finance for the early issuance of Sovereign Guarantee to BSNL. He further mentioned that BSNL should now concentrate to evolve the Strategies to increase its Revenue.

<<< Click here for letter>>>       <<< Click here for letter Dated 14.11.2019>>>

27-02-2020

 Meeting with CMD, BSNL:

Today GS, AGS and Auditor/CHQ met CMD, BSNL and discussed regarding:

(1) Corrections to be made in the PPOs issued to the BSNL VRS-2019 Retirees: We brought to the notice of the CMD, BSNL about the entires made in the Pension Payment Orders issued to the BSNL VRS-2019 Retirees by the concerned CCAs vide Sl.No.3, Section-2 under Part II, i.e., against the “Rules under which Pension is sanctioned” it was mentioned as BSNL Voluntary Retirement Scheme 2019 instead of CCS Pension Rules 1972. We handed over the copy of the PPO and letter addressed in this regard to the CMD BSNL. CMD mentioned that he has already discussed the issue with the Member (Finance), DCC, DoT and it was assured by the Member (Finance) that the Pension for the BSNL VRS-2019 Retirees will be regulated and Sanctioned as per Rule.37.A CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 since the Union Cabinet approved the BSNL VRS-2019 Scheme as per CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 only. We informed the CMD that there is a doubt and fear among the BSNL VRS-2019 retirees that “Whether BSNL VRS Optees, who are the Absorbed employees from DoT to BSNL, will get their Pension revised and other benefits as per the Sub rule (8) Rule 37-A of CCS(Pension) Rules 1972” and we brought to the notice of the CMD about the clarification sought by AIBSNLEA vide Letter dated 14.11.2019 in this regard. We further mentioned that no clarification has been issued for the Pension related issues raised in the letter by AIBSNLEA. After detailed discussion CMD assured to forward our letter to DoT for further clarification in this regard..

(2) Fixing the Time Line for Monthly Salary disbursement: We requested the CMD to fix the time line for the disbursement of monthly salary in the last date of the concerned month since the net Salary expenditure from the month of February, 2020 estimated around 350 Cr and BSNL can very well manage net Salary monthly expenditure from the monthly collection of around Rs.1300 Cr. CMD assured to consider the issue after the February, 2020 Salary disbursement.

(3)Formation of Quality Circle in BA, Circle & BSNL CO:  We suggested that Quality Circle to be formed in BA, Circle & BSNL CO with the Officers from the Management side and the Associations and Unions representatives as members to review and monitoring the monthly/Quarterly revenue, Developmental activities, Revenue Assurance, Revenue Leakage and Faults etc., so as to maximise the Revenue for the better financial health of BSNL. CMD appreciated our concern in this regard and assured to look in to the matter.

27-02-2020

Meeting with Director (Finance) BSNL Board:

Today GS, AGS and Auditor/CHQ met Director (Finance) and discussed regarding:

(1) Disbursement of Salary for the Month of January, 2020,  Non-remittance of Society recoveries made from the salaries and Non-remittance of GPF recoveries made from the salaries of the working employees from the month of May,2019 onwards:We expressed our serious concern regarding the non-disbursement of Salary for the month of January, 2020 and Non-remittance of Society recoveries made from the salaries of VRS Optees and Non-remittance of GPF recoveries made from the salaries of the working employees since last 9 months. Director (Finance) informed that BSNL Management released the payments in respect of MOU Bank Loan in respect of all the employees, Bank Interest, Capital and Maintenance exp. including Contract Labour payments from the Bank Loan obtained and from the daily collections. He further mentioned that our priority is remittance of Society recoveries made from the salaries of VRS Optees , January, 2020 Salary and remittance of GPF recoveries made from the salaries of the working employees. He further assured that January, 2020 Salary will be paid in the next week from the daily collections.

(2) Correction in the PPO issued to the BSNL VRS-2019 Retirees: We brought to the notice of Director (Fin) about the entires made in the Pension Payment Orders issued to the BSNL VRS -2019 Retirees by the concerned CCAs vide Sl.No.3, Section-2 under Part II, i.e., against the “Rules under which Pension is sanctioned” it was mentioned as BSNL Voluntary Retirement Scheme 2019 instead of CCS Pension Rules 1972. We handed over the copy of the PPO and letter addressed in this regard to the Director (Finance). Director (Finance) explained that the Pension for the BSNL VRS-2019 Retirees will be regulated and Sanctioned as per Rule.37.A CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 and the Union Cabinet approved the BSNL VRS-2019 Scheme as per CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 only. However he assured to take up the issue with the Member(Finance), DCC, DoT

(3)   Extension of option for Pay Fixation in respect of JAOs (Departmental) (10% Quota) of 2010 Batch: GS handed over the letter to the Director(Finance) regarding request to issue amendment to BSNL CO letter No: 7-4/2010-SEA-BSNL(Pt-I) Dated 24.07.2015 regarding the extension of option for Pay Fixation in respect of JAOs (Departmental) (10% Quota) of 2010 Batch as in the case of JAOs 40% quota (Deptl.) of the same batch. GS appraised the issue in detail to Director (Finance). After detailed discussion Director (Finance) assured to look into the matter.

(4)Immediate promotions to all the Grades and Streams considering the post VRS Scenario: Considering the huge vacuum created in almost all the Grades in many places to be filled up on immediate basis to maintain the BSNL Vast Network fault free. We requested to conduct the CPCs immediately to the various Cadres wherever no Court Cases are pending. We further pleaded that since the Executives are drawing higher Scales than their Substantive Post through TBU under EPP, so just by giving re-designation, promotions can be effected. We strongly oppose any local Look-after arrangements instead of Regular Promotions. Director (Fin.) mentioned that he will discuss the issue with the CMD BSNL and the Director (HR) and appropriate action will be taken soon.

(5) Fixing the Time Line for Monthly Salary disbursement: We requested the Director(Finance) to fix the time line for the disbursement of monthly salary in the last date of the concerned month since the net Salary expenditure from the month of February, 2020 estimated around 350 Cr and BSNL can very well manage net Salary monthly expenditure from the monthly collection of around Rs.1300 Cr. Director(Fin) assured to consider the issue after the February, 2020 Salary disbursement.

27-02-2020

 GS writes to Shri Anshu Prakash, IAS Secretary (Telecom) and Chairman DCC,   DoT, Sanchar Bhawan regarding request  Request for correction in the Pension Payment Order issued to the BSNLVRS -2019 Retirees .                                     <<<< Click here for letter>>>

26-02-2020

GS writes to The PGM(Pers.) BSNL Corporate office,  regarding

 Representation received from Shri Debasish Das, DGM CM(L/A), HR No. 198602896 CTD Circle regarding Requirement of APARs and promotion to DGMT(Adhoc) <<<<Click here for letter >>>>

26-02-2020

BSNL Corporate Office issued instructions regarding reversion from Accounts officer to parent Cadre i.e. Stenographer Group-III<< Click here for letter>>>

25-02-2020

BSNL Corporate Office issued instructions regarding finalization of plan on modalities with respect to merger of MTNL with BSNL<< Click here for letter>>>

25-02-2020

Meeting with Director (HR) BSNL Board:

Today GS and Auditor/CHQ met Director (HR)in the presence of  PGM (Pers.) and DGM(Pers) and discussed regarding:

(1) Immediate promotions to all the disciplines considering the huge vacuum created due to VRS-2019: Considering the huge vacuum created in almost all the Grades in many places the vacant posts are to be filled up on immediate basis to maintain the Vast BSNL Network fault free. We requested to conduct the CPCs immediately to the various Cadres wherever no Court Cases are pending by relaxing the eligibility conditions as one time measure wherever required. We further pleaded that since the Executives are drawing higher Scales than their Substantive Post through TBU under EPP, so just by giving re-designation, promotions can be effected. We requested the Director (HR) to evolve a Policy for giving Promotions by giving designation change wherever required instead of Look after arrangement. Director (HR) after detailed discussion accepted our suggestions and assured that the Management will find out the solution shortly.

(2)   Extension of option for Pay Fixation in respect of JAOs (Departmental) (10% Quota) of 2010 Batch: GS handed over the letter to the PGM (Pers.) regarding request to issue amendment to BSNL CO letter No: 7-4/2010-SEA-BSNL(Pt-I) Dated 24.07.2015 regarding the extension of option for Pay Fixation in respect of JAOs (Departmental) (10% Quota) of 2010 Batch as in the case of JAOs 40% quota (Deptl.) of the same batch. Director (HR) assured to looked into.

(3)   Request transfer cases in the Cadre of DGM(T)/AO/SDE:- We requested to consider the request transfer cases in the Cadre of DGM(T)/SDE/AO etc., He assured to look into the matter.

(4)   Casting of SDE seniority list No.9 for DE(T ) Promotions: We requested for the early issuance of list No 9 of SDE Seniority list. In this regard, we suggested that the provisional Seniority should be prepared as per the judgment pronounced by Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh, dated 25.08.2009, upheld by the Hon’ble High Court of Punjab and Haryana and also by the Apex Court (3 Judges Bench) on the basis of date of joining i.e., in respect of SDEs promoted up to 28.08.2015. We handed over the representations received various Circles regarding the recasting the Seniority List .9 on the basis of date of joining in pursuance with the Judgement of Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh, dated 25.08.2009. After detailed discussion,  Director (HR)  assured that the provisional Seniority List No 9 will be prepared after obtaining Legal Opinion.

(5)  Review the decision for the reversion of SDEs to JTOs:- We requested Director(HR) to review the decision for reversion of about 30 SDEs of 2001 recruited JTO batch promoted through LDCE 2007 passed and not to oppose the Review Petition filed in the Hon’ble Madras High Court against the reversion of SDE(T). We further pleaded that the case may be reviewed sympathetically and should be revisited w.r.t. the Stay Order from the Hon’ble CAT Madras on reversion and as per SDE-RR Column 12, Clause 5. Director (HR) assured that the issue will be settled in this week after consultation with the Legal Cell.  

24-02-2020

Details of the talks held between the CMD BSNL and the AUAB today.

The AUAB leaders were invited for talks by the CMD BSNL today. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU & Convenor, Com.Chandeswar Singh, GS, NFTE & Chairman, Com. S Siva Kumar, GS AIBSNLEA, Com.K.Sebastin, GS, SNEA, Com.B.C. Pathak, Treasurer, FNTO, Com.Suresh Kumar, GS, BSNL MS and Com.H.P. Singh, GS, BSNLOA, participated in the discussion.  Shri Arvind Vadnerkar, Director (HR) and Shri A.M.Gupta, GM (SR) were also present. Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL explained about the steps being taken by the Management for the maintenance of services after VRS and the efforts being taken for the monetization of assets. As regards the launching of BSNL's 4G service, he was not able to give any time line. He assured that all efforts are being taken to redress the grievances of the serving employees. The AUAB leaders expressed their serious concern over the delay in the launching of 4G service. They urged upon the CMD BSNL for immediate payment of the salary, contract workers wages and remittance of the deductions made from the salaries of the employees, to the concerned organizations. They also pointed out the lack of liaison between the AUAB and the Management on the question of improvement of services. Finally, the AUAB leaders also told the CMD BSNL that the Management should give up it’s intolerance even for peaceful agitations like Dharna, Hunger strike, etc. The CMD BSNL assured that the concerns of the AUAB would be taken care of. 

24-02-2020

Hunger Strike Programme was  conducted today at Telephone Bhavan at the call of AUAB/CTD .Our members took part in befitting manner. On behalf of AIBSNLEA/CTD, Com.Subhasis Mitra,CS, Com.Satyajit Bhattacharjee,ACS,  Com.Arindam Roy OS addressed the gathering. CS in his speech told about the policy of the Govt. to abolish the PSUs. He also told that we should realise the politics behind it and as a part of working class organise vehement protest against the sinister attempt of the Govt.  Finally,before concluding CS specifically mentioned that under the leadership of AUAB we will try to forge unity for this purpose.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  

22-02-2020

AUAB decides to powerfully organise the Hunger Strike on 24.02.2020, at the Corporate Office, Circle and SSA headquarters.

A meeting of the AUAB was held today. The meeting reviewed the developments in connection with the notice for agitation, already issued by the AUAB, demanding settlement of the grievances of the employees, as well as the revival of BSNL. The meeting observed that, the Management is not prepared to settle even the barest minimum of the demands, i.e., payment of salary, as well as the immediate remittance of the deductions already made from the Salaries of the employees, on account of GPF, Bank Loan EMI, Society dues, LIC premium, Union / Association Subscription amount, etc., to the concerned organisations. Further, the meeting also noted with regrets that, except retrenching around 80,000 employees under VRS, the BSNL Management has not taken any step for the revival of BSNL, as envisaged in the Revival Plan approved by the Union Cabinet on 23.10.2019, including the launching of BSNL’s 4G service.

Hence, after detailed discussion, the meeting unanimously decided to powerfully organise the hunger strike programme on 24.02.2020.  

All the CHQ Office Bearers, District Secretaries, Circle Office bearers and CWC Members are requested to co-ordinate with the constituent Unions/Associations of AUAB and make the Programme a grand Success.   

21-02-2020

CENTRAL ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNAL PRINCIPAL BENCH, New Delhi, pronounced Judgement in OA No.892/2016 (AIBSNLEA Vs BSNL) AND OA No.1867/2016 on 5th January 2020 regarding  the fixation of Pay under F.R.22(1)(a)(i)  in respect of erstwhile Officiating JTOs. <<<Click here for the Judgement>>>

20-02-2020

Hearty Congratulations! BSNL CO issued Promotion and Posting orders of the Executives in the Grade of DGM(T) of Telecom Operation Stream on Purely Adhoc basis for 195 number of AGM Level Executives.<<<Click here for order>>>   ANNEX-1, ANNEX-2ANNEX-3 ANNEX-4.

20-02-2020

Meeting with PGM (Pers.) BSNL CO:

Today GS, AGS (F), Auditor/CHQ and Advisor (HQ) met PGM (Pers.) and discussed regarding:

1) Immediate promotions to all the disciplines considering the huge vacuum created due to VRS-2019: Considering the huge vacuum created in almost all the Grades in many places the vacant posts are to be filled up on immediate basis to maintain the Vast BSNL Network fault free. We requested to conduct the CPCs immediately to the various Cadres wherever no Court Cases are pending. We further pleaded that since the Executives are drawing higher Scales than their Substantive Post through TBU under EPP, so just by giving re-designation, promotions can be effected. We requested the PGM (Pers.) to evolve a Policy for giving Promotions by giving designation change wherever required instead of Look after arrangement. PGM (Pers.) mentioned that he has already discussed the issue with Director (HR) and CMD BSNL. However, he assured that the Management will find out the solution soon after the approval of the Restructuring Plan by the BSNL Board.

(2)   Extension of option for Pay Fixation in respect of JAOs (Departmental) (10% Quota) of 2010 Batch: GS handed over the letter to the PGM (Pers.) regarding request to issue amendment to BSNL CO letter No: 7-4/2010-SEA-BSNL(Pt-I) Dated 24.07.2015 regarding the extension of option for Pay Fixation in respect of JAOs (Departmental) (10% Quota) of 2010 Batch as in the case of JAOs 40% quota (Deptl.) of the same batch. He assured to consider the case.

(3)   Request transfer cases in the Cadre of DGM(T)/AO/SDE:- We requested to consider the request transfer cases in the Cadre of DGM(T)/SDE/AO etc., He assured to look into the matter.

(4)   Casting of SDE seniority list No.9 for DE (T ) Promotions: We requested for the early issuance of list No 9 of SDE Seniority list. In this regard, we suggested that the provisional Seniority should be prepared as per the judgment pronounced by Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh, dated 25.08.2009, upheld by the Hon’ble High Court of Punjab and Haryana and also by the Apex Court (3 Judges Bench) on the basis of date of joining i.e., in respect of SDEs promoted up to 28.08.2015. The matter was discussed in detail and the PGM (Pers.) assured that the provisional Seniority List No 9 will be prepared as per the Judgement pronounced by the Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh. 

(5)  Review the decision for the reversion of SDEs to JTOs:- We requested PGM (Pers.) to review the decision for reversion of about 30 SDEs of 2001 recruited JTO batch promoted through LDCE 2007 passed and not to oppose the Review Petition filed in the Hon’ble Madras High Court against the reversion of SDE(T). We further pleaded that the case may be reviewed sympathetically and should be revisited w.r.t. the Stay Order from the Hon’ble CAT Madras on reversion and as per SDE-RR Column 12, Clause 5. PGM (Pers.) mentioned that the case has been sent to Legal Wing for the Legal Opinion.

19-02-2020

Meeting with Director (Finance) BSNL Board:

Yesterday on 18.02.2020 GS and AGS met Director (Finance) and discussed regarding:

1)   Disbursement of salary for the Month of Jan., 2020 and the Non-remittance of recoveries made from the salaries of VRS Optees: We expressed our serious concern regarding the non-disbursement of Salary for the month of January, 2020 and Non-remittance of recoveries made from the salaries of VRS Optees viz. MOU Bank Loan, Society etc., Director (Finance) informed that BSNL Management is trying their best to obtain the Loans from various banks. However, he assured that the payments in respect of MOU Bank Loan, Society, Maintenance exp. and Contract Labour payments will be paid from the day-to-day collections.

2)   Non remittance of the GPF deductions made from the Salaries of the BSNL employees, who retired on 31.01.2020 on Superannuation: We brought to the notice of Director (Finance) regarding Non remittance of the GPF deductions made from the Salaries of the BSNL employees, who retired on 31.01.2020 on Superannuation from the month of May’ 2019 to Oct’ 2019 to the concerned CCAs resulting in non-settlement of GPF final payment. Director (Fin.) immediately spoken to Sr.GM (CBB) over phone and directed to release the payment immediately.

3)    Immediate promotions to all the Grades and Streams considering the post VRS Scenario: Considering the huge vacuum created in almost all the Grades in many places to be filled up on immediate basis to maintain the BSNL Vast Network fault free. We requested to conduct the CPCs immediately to the various Cadres wherever no Court Cases are pending. We further pleaded that since the Executives are drawing higher Scales than their Substantive Post through TBU under EPP, so just by giving re-designation, promotions can be effected. We strongly oppose any local Look-after arrangements instead of Regular Promotions. Director (Fin.) mentioned that he will discuss the issue with the CMD BSNL and the Director (HR) and appropriate action will be taken soon.

19-02-2020

Meeting with Sr.GM (Estt.) BSNL CO:

Today GS, AGS (F) and Advisor (HQ) met Sr.GM (Estt.) and discussed regarding:

(1)   Extension of option for Pay Fixation in respect of JAOs (Departmental) (10% Quota) of 2010 Batch: We requested to issue amendment to BSNL CO letter No: 7-4/2010-SEA-BSNL(Pt-I) Dated 24.07.2015 regarding the extension of option for Pay Fixation in respect of JAOs (Departmental) (10% Quota) of 2010 Batch as in the case of JAOs 40% quota (Deptl.) of the same batch. In this regard, GS handed over the letter to the Sr.GM (Estt.). After detailed discussion, he assured to consider the case for JAOs 10% quota also.

(2)   Review the decision of CVO against the Personal Court Cases:- Sr.GM (Estt.) assured to pursue the case with the DoT through Director (HR). As soon as the clarification is received from DoT, necessary orders will be issued.

 19-02-2020

Meeting with Sr.GM (CBB) BSNL CO:

Today GS, AGS, Advisor (HQ) and Auditor/CHQ met Sr.GM(CBB) and discussed regarding:

Non remittance of the GPF deductions made from the Salaries of the BSNL employees, who retired on 31.01.2020 on Superannuation:- About the remittance of GPF deductions made from the Salaries of the BSNL employees, who retired on 31.01.2020 on Superannuation from the month of May’ 2019 to Oct’ 2019 to the concerned CCAs, Sr.GM(CBB) informed that as per the instructions of CMD BSNL and Director (Finance), necessary instructions has been issued to the ERP Core Team to process the cases for payment and the funds will be released soon accordingly.

 Regarding other recoveries made from the Salaries of VRS Optees viz. MOU Bank Loan, Society and SAB Contribution etc., Sr.GM (CBB) informed that the MOU Bank Loan recoveries, LIC recoveries up to Jan., 2020 and also some funds towards Contract Labour payments and Mtce., exp., have been released.

Regarding remittance of SAB Contribution in respect of VRS optees, Sr.GM(CBB) assured that it will be released shortly.

The Sr.GM (CBB) further mentioned that the Society recoveries made from the Salaries of VRS optees will be remitted very shortly and VRS optees will not face any hardship further.

19-02-2020

GS Writes to

The Director (HR) BSNL Board regarding Request for extension of option for Pay Fixation in respect of JAOs (Departmental) (10% Quota) of 2010 Batch. <<<Click here for letter>>>

18-02-2020

GS Writes to

Shri.P.K. PurwarCMD BSNL regarding Non-remittance of the GPF deductions made from the Salaries of the BSNL employees, who retired on 31.01.2020 on Superannuation, from the month of May’ 2019 to Oct’ 2019 to the concerned CCAs. <<<Click here for letter>>>

17-02-2020

GS Writes to Shri P. K. Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding request for Promotion in all Streams/Grades in BSNL on ‘Regular Basis’ instead of ‘Look After arrangement’ from among the Executives already working in Higher Scales without any financial implications- <<<Click here for letter>>>

16-02-2020

BSNL Corporate Office issued guidelines for annual renewal of GTI Scheme w.e.f. 01.03.2020  Window  will be opened in ERP from 12.02.2020 to 17.02.2020 for change of option (i) for new entry or (ii) for withdrwal  <<< Click here for letter>>>

16-02-2020

 DoT issued Guidelines for Special dispensation for payment Provisional Pension for all BSNL and MTNL VRS 2019 retirees.

<<< Click here for letter>>>

12-02-2020

BSNL Corporate Office issued instructions regarding review and validation of entries in SAP in respect of VRS optees

<< Click here for letter>>>

12-02-2020

BSNL Corporate Office issued instructions for the issuance of LPC to the VRS Retirees to facilitate the process of Pensions cases by the CCAs.<<< Click here for letter>>>

11-02-2020

GS Writes to Shri Anshu Prakash, IAS, Secretary to Govt. of India, Deptt. of Telecom., Sanchar Bhawan regarding  Employees recruited by the DoT prior to 01.10.2000 and joined duty after the formation of BSNL– request to treat them as DoT recruited and absorbed in BSNL, w.r.t. Hon’ble High Court of Kerala judgement dt. 13.11.2019 <<< Click here for letter>>>

11-02-2020

Meeting with CMD BSNL:

GS and AGS met CMD BSNL, Shri P.K. Purwar and discussed regarding:-

1. Disbursement of Salary- We expressed our serious concern regarding the non-disbursement of Salary for the month of December, 2019 and January, 2020. CMD informed that BSNL Management is trying their best efforts to obtain the Loans from various banks and letter has also been written to the Secretary (T) DOT in this regard. He further hoped that  we will get the loans very soon and able to disburse the salary.

2. Drawl of Provisional Pension on the basis of LPC:- CMD BSNL mentioned that necessary discussion in this regard has been taken place with the Member (Finance) and he has agreed to draw the Provisional Pension to the VRS Retirees till date the pension papers are processed. He further mentioned that the BSNL Management will furnish the LPC details to the concerned CCAs with in a day or two. Hence we expect that the Pension orders will be issued shortly from the concerned CCAs.

3. Disbursement of First Instalment of Ex-gratia amount to the VRS retirees:- CMD informed that as approved by the Union Cabinet, the first instalment of Ex-gratia amount will be disbursed before 31st March, 2020.

11-02-2020

 Meeting with Director (HR) BSNL Board:

1. Payment of Leave Encashment:- Director (HR) mentioned that Leave Encashment will be paid in the first week of March 2020 after the adjustment of the outstanding dues of loans from the Banks/ Societies.

2. Immediate promotions to all the Grades and Streams considering the post VRS scenario: Considering the huge vacuum created in almost all the Grades in many places to be filled up on immediate basis to maintain the BSNL Vast Network. We requested to conduct the CPCs immediately to the various Cadres wherever no Court Cases are pending. We further pleaded that since the Executives are drawing higher Scales than their Substantive Post through TBU under EPP, so just by giving re-designation, promotions can be effected. We strongly oppose any local Look-after arrangements. Director (HR) mentioned that the requirement is being working out and appropriate action will be taken in this regard very soon.

3. Review the decision of CVO against the Personal Court Cases:- Director (HR) informed that the case has already been referred to DOT for further clarification. He immediately contacted DDG (Estt.) DOT Shri S.K. Jain over phone and requested for the early issuance of the clarification.

4. HR Plan:- Director (HR) mentioned that the HR Plan is under final stage and it will be approved soon and accordingly it will be implemented.

5. Immediate arrangement of posting of DGMs and AGMs in Corporate Office in vacant positions:- Director (HR) mentioned that the immediate requirement is being taken care of and orders will be issued shortly.

11-02-2020

Meeting with Director (Finance) BSNL Board:

1. Disbursement of Salary- Director (Finance) mentioned that Rs.940 Cr is required for December 2019 Salary and Rs.530 Cr is required for the clearance of loans of Banks and Societies. From our monthly collections we have made Rs.713 Cr towards GPF payment for the VRS retirees, Rs.200 Cr for GST Payments, Rs.650 Cr for Bank Loans (Principal/Interest) and Rs.200 Cr towards TDS payment. Hence for the disbursement of Salary for the Months of Dec., 2019 and Jan., 2020, we have depend on Bank Loans only. BSNL Management expected the Bank Loans before 31st Jan., 2020 but we are not getting the loans in time. In addition to that the Board meeting of the Banks scheduled to be held on 5th Feb., 2020 has also been postponed. However, BSNL Management is trying to obtain the Loans from various banks. He further mentioned that the CMD also written a letter to the Secretary (T) DOT in this regard.

2. Drawl of Provisional Pension on the bases of LPC:- CMD BSNL mentioned that necessary discussion in this regard has been taken place with the Member (Finance) and he has agreed to draw the Provisional Pension to the VRS Retirees till date the pension papers are processed. He further mentioned that the BSNL Management will furnish the LPC details to the concerned CCAs with in a day or two. Hence we expect that the Pension orders will be issued shortly from the concerned CCAs.

3. Disbursement of First Instalment of Ex-gratia amount to the VRS retirees:- Director (Finance) informed that as approved by the Union Cabinet, the first instalment of Ex-gratia amount will be disbursed before 31st March, 2020.

4. Payment of Leave Encashment:- Director (Finance) mentioned that before the payment of Leave Encashment, all the Bank Loans/ Societies recoveries will be paid to the concerned Banks/Societies so that the NOC can be issued and after the adjustment of the outstanding dues of loans from the Banks/ Societies the Leave Encashment will be paid.

10-02-2020

 Status of Additional Increment Case under EPP:-

Additional Increment case under EPP vide WP(C) 9237/2018 and CM No 35671/2018 DOT Vs AIBSNLEA came up for hearing today in Hon’ble High Court Delhi. The Petitioner DOT’s Counsel informed that as per the direction of the Hon’ble High Court Delhi, he will submit the decision of the Petitioner’s meeting with BSNL held on 29.09.2019. Hon’ble Court has given two weeks time for submitting the decision. The Respondent AIBSNLEA’s Counsel argued that time has to be given for  filing the Counter. Hon’ble Court granted time and posted the case for next hearing for 19th May, 2020.  GS and AGS(F) attended the Court today.   

07-02-2020

AUAB Served Notice for Agitational  Programme

As per the decisions taken in AUAB meeting held on  06.02.2020, AUAB has served Notice for  Agitational programme to Secretary (Telecom ) and CMD BSNL.                    

                          Programme

(1) Lunch hour demonstrations on 11.02.2020.

(2) Hunger strike at all levels on 24.02.2020.

<<< Click here for Notice >>>                                            <<< Click here for AUAB Circular >>>

07-02-2020

AUAB decides to launch Agitational Programme.

A meeting of the AUAB was held on 6.2.2020 under the President ship of Com. Chandeswar Singh, Chairman. On behalf AIBSNLEA GS & AGS (Fin) attended the meeting. All the constituents of the AUAB attended the meeting. Com. P. Abhimanyu, Convenor welcomed all and briefed on the agenda for discussion. All the Post-VRS issues including non disbursement of Salary in time have been discussed in-depth and it was unanimously decided to launch Agitational Programme on the following Demands:-

(1) Immediate disbursement of salary for the months of December, 2019 & January, 2020, as well as prompt disbursement of salary every month.

(2) Immediate clearance of the dues, already deducted from the salaries of employees.

(3) Immediate launching of BSNL’s 4G service.

(4) Immediate granting of Sovereign Guarantee for issuing of bonds by BSNL.

(5) Immediate withdrawal of notices issued under FR 17 (A).

(6) No whimsical transfer of employees, consequent to the implementation of VRS

                     Action Programme:

(1) Lunch hour demonstrations on 11.02.2020

(2) Hunger strike at all levels on 24.02.2020

03-02-2020

As requested by GS AIBSNLEA with Director (HR) and Director (Fin) on 28.01.2020 and 29.01.2020, BSNL Corporate Office issued instructions for the extension of obtaining NOC from Banks and Cooperative Societies from 07.02.2020 to 29.02.2020.

GS AIBSNLEA brought to the notice of the Director (HR) and Director (Fin) BSNL Board about the instructions issued by BSNL CO to the Circles vide Letter No:1-22/2019-PAT(BSNL) dt.17.01.2020 with the directions to the employees who are retiring VRS to settle the dues/loans and to obtain NOC from Banks and Co-operative Societies before 07.02.2020. We explained to the Director (HR) and Director (Fin) that the dues recovered from the Salary of the Employees towards MoU Bank Loans have been remitted to the concerned Banks up to November 2019 only and recoveries from the Salary of Dec., 2019 & Jan., 2020 are yet to be remitted. The dues recovered from the Salary of the Employees towards Society loans have not been remitted from May 2019 onwards and during the past one year, the Bank EMI recovered from the salary have been remitted belatedly to the concerned Banks for which penal interest is being charged by the Banks and the employees are compelled to bear the same. As per MoU, no interest shall be levied to Employees for the belated payments. Even if interest is due the same shall have to be borne by the BSNL and not by the employees, as there was no fault on their part. We requested Director (HR) and Director (Fin.) to make immediate arrangements to remit the amount recovered from the salary of employees to the concerned Banks/Societies so as to enable the employees to settle their loan account and obtain No Due Certificate on or before 07.02.2020 otherwise to extend the date for obtaining NOC. After detailed discussions with Director (Finance), Director (HR) and Sr.GM (Estt.) it has been assured that necessary clarifications in this regard will be issued shortly. Now the date of obtaining NOC has been extended from 07.02.2020 to 29.02.2020.

<<< Click here for earlier letter dt 17.01.2020 >>>        

<<< Click here for clarification letter dt 31.01.2020 >>>

03-02-2020

BSNL Corporate Office issued instructions for Relaxation in CM-S&D Policy-2018 for appointment of Retired BSNL Employee as Franchisee for vacant territories under CM-S&D Policy-2018.

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31-01-2020

The following comrades of AIBSNLEA/CTD retire today due to superannuation:

1)Com.Dilip Chakraborty   AO----Member of TB Branch.

2)Com.Gautam Dutta AGM/Admin/JDV----Member of South Branch

3)Com.Rathindra Nath Guha ,AO--Member of North Branch

4)Com.Rita Sinha,AO/Audit/HQ---Member of TB Branch

5)Com.Usha Mitra,AO---Member of North Branch

6)Com.Asim Kumar Sahoo,AO/CS---Member of TB Branch

7)Com.Laba Kumar Baidya,DGM/Admin,HQ--Member of TB Branch.

8) Com.Shyamal Kumar De,SDE---Member of North Branch

9)Com.Upendra Nath Murmu,PA---Member of TB Branch.

10)Com.Pankaj Majumder,AO/JDV--Member of South Branch.

11)Com.Alpana Acharya,DGM(F)/Telecom Stores---Member of WBTC

12)Com.Anu Basu,CAO--Member of TBZ Branch

and ALL THE VRS 2019 Retirees of CTD/CIRCLE including Presidents, Secretaries & other Office Bearers of Circle & all the Branches. 

We wish all the above comrades happy, healthy, peaceful & active life after retirement.

29-01-2020

GS Writes to

(1)Shri. P.K.Purwar, CMD, BSNL regarding   Non standardized installation at CLS, New Telephone Exchange Port Blair <<<Click here for letter>>>

(2) Shri Arvind Vadnerkar, Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding  request for Withdrawal of option for Pay fixation on the date of Next Increment in  Executives Promotion Policy<<<Click here for letter>>>

29-01-2020

 FR 22 (I) (a) (1) Pay Fixation case in respect of erstwhile Officiating JTOs vide  O.A/100/892/2016  came up for hearing  today (29.1.2020)  in the  Hon’ble PB CAT, New Delhi. Due to paucity of time,  the case could not be heared  and posted  for  next  hearing  on 04.02.2020. GS, attended the  Hon’ble  PB CAT, Delhi today.

29-01-2020

BSNL Corporate office issued Order
(a) Breads (BSNL Retired Employee Associate Distributor Sales) Policy, 2020 under CM-S&D policy.

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28-01-2020

 Meeting with Director (HR) BSNL Board.

GS, AGS and Adviser (HQ) met Director (HR) BSNL Board today on 28.1.2020 and discussed the following. Sr.GM (Estt.), DGM (Pers-Sr.Mgt), DGM (Estt)  and DGM (Vig) were also present in the meeting.

1.  Early issuance of DET to DGM (T) promotion orders:  We expressed our serious concern for non issuance of DET to DGM (T) Promotions.  Director (HR) after taking the latest feedback from Pers. Officers mentioned that after discussing with the CMD BSNL 100% efforts will be taken in this regard.

2.  DGM (Regular) to Jt.GM promotion: Director (HR) mentioned that the CPC work is completed. After getting approval from the Competent Authority orders will be issued .

3.  To review the decision for the reversion of SDEs to JTOs: We requested Director (HR) to review the decision for reversion of about 30 SDEs of 2001 recruited JTO batch promoted through LDCE 2007 passed and not to oppose the Review Petition filed in the Hon’ble Madras High Court against the reversion of SDE(T). After taking feedback and detailed discussion with Legal Team and PGM (Pers) Director (HR) mentioned that he will further discuss with the Legal Team. We pleaded that the case will be reviewed sympathetically and will be revisited w.r.to the Stay order granted by the Hon’ble CAT, Madras on reversion and as per SDE-RR Column 12, Clause 5.

4.  Casting of SDE seniority list No.9 for DE(T ) Promotions: We requested for the early issuance of list No 9 of SDE Seniority list. In this regard, we suggested that the provisional Seniority should be prepared as per the judgment pronounced by Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh, dated 25.08.2009, upheld by the Hon’ble High Court of Punjab and Haryana and also by the Apex Court (3 Judges Bench) on the basis of date of joining i.e., in respect of SDEs promoted up to 28.08.2015. The matter was discussed in detail and  the Director (HR) mentioned that he has already given directions to Pers. Branch that the provisional Seniority list may be prepared accordingly and w.r.to  the AIBSNLEA  Letter dated 9.1.2020 to avoid any further litigation in the matter.

5.  Immediate conduct of CPC in all Streams: We expressed our serious concern for the non-filling of vacant posts in various Disciplines. Director (HR) mentioned that after the approval of restructuring Plan, CPCs will be conducted in all the Disciplines.

6.  Review the decision of CVO for withholding the VC: We informed Director (HR) that CVO office recently (after closing the window for VRS-2019 i.e., 03.12.2019) issued contrary instructions vide letter dated 13.12.2019 deviating from their own earlier instructions vide letter dated 05.07.2018 issued as per DOP&PW OM. We requested that the orders issued by the CVO vide letter dated 13.12.2019 regarding withholding the VCs for VRS optees against whom Personal Court Case (other than Departmental) is to be withdrawn since the order is violating the existing DOP&PW instructions otherwise VRS Option for such employees should not be accepted. Director (HR) discussed the matter with the Vigilance Team and Sr.GM (Estt.) and mentioned that the Vigilance wing is opined that the order is not applicable to VRS. But after detailed discussions Dir(HR) assured that it will be referred to DoT for further clarifications.

7.  Retention of Staff Quarters by the VRS optees upto the date of their normal retirement (60 years):-We requested that the retirees under VRS may be allowed to retain the staff quarters till they attain the age of Superannuation (60 years). Director (HR) mentioned that decision has already been taken in the M.C and it is not possible to retain the quarters for more than the prescribed time limit of 8 months.

8. Settlement of dues recovered from Salary of VRS optees before31.1.2020:   We brought to the   notice of the Director (HR) about the instructions issued by BSNL CO to the Circles vide Lr. No. 1-22/2019-PAT (BSNL) dt.17.01.2020 with the directions to the employees who are retiring VRS to settle the dues / loans and advances and to obtain NOC from Banks and Co-operative Societies before 7.2.2020. We explained to the Director (HR) that the dues recovered from the Salary of the Employees towards MoU Bank Loans have been remitted to the concerned Banks upto November 2019 and recoveries of Dec-2019 & Jan-2020 are yet to be remitted. The dues recovered from the Salary of the Employees towards Society/Welfare loans and advances have not been remitted from May 2019 onwards and during the past one year, the Bank EMI recovered from the salary have been remitted belatedly to the concerned Banks for which penal interest is being charged by the Banks and the employees are compelled to bear the same. As per MoU, no interest shall be levied to Employees for the belated payments. Even if interest is due the same shall have to be borne by the BSNL and not by the employees, as there was no fault on their part. We requested Director (HR) to make immediate arrangements to remit the amount recovered from the salary of employees to the concerned Banks/Societies so as to enable the employees to settle their loan account / obtain No Due Certificate on or before 07.02.2020. After detailed discussion with the Sr.GM (Estt) and Director (Finance), Director (HR) assured that the issue will be discussed with Director (Finance) tomorrow for early solution.

9.Withdrawal of option for fixation of Pay on the date of next increment: We requested Director(HR) to consider the withdrawal of option for fixation of Pay on the date of next increment as one time measure and allow them to give the fresh option to fix their Pay from the date of promotion under EPP ie. from 1.10/1.12.2019 vide AIBSNLEA Lr. dated 18.11.2019 and as per DOP&T order dated 25.2.2003 i.e. due to  unforeseen  developments. Arrange to get released the overdue payment.

24-01-2020

BSNL Corporate office issued Orders:-

(a)Clarification on FAQs for Policy on outsourcing model issued on 22-12-19 <<<Click here for the Orders>>>

(b)Clarification and FAQs on Policy Guidelines for outsourcing of Operation and Maintenance of CSCs <<<Click here for the Orders>>>

22-01-2020

 BSNL Corporate Office issued revised Timeline for submission of e-APAR <<<Click here for the letter>>>

22-01-2020

Meeting with Director (Finance), BSNL Board:

GS and AGS(F) met Director (Finance) today and discussed regarding disbursement of salary and other outstanding recoveries. Director (Finance) mentioned that BSNL Management is trying their best to settle all the outstanding payments including salary in respect of VRS Optees before 31.01.2020. He further mentioned that due to some queries raised by the Bank authorities there is some delay in sanctioning of loan to BSNL.

16-01-2020

GS Writes to Shri P.K. Purwar CMD BSNL regarding giving promotions to the Executives on regular basis only instead of Look-after arrangement in all the streams immediately to motivate and boost up their Morale due to large number of Executives opted for VRS and lot of vacuum has been created to maintain the Telecom Network fault free and also to maintain the Administrative Offices efficiently.

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16-01-2020

BSNL CO issued orders regarding Organizational restructuring, Merger of Non-Territorial Circles and Guidelines for Merger

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16-01-2020

CS writes to CGM/CTD regarding  non receipt and processing of Medical Bills.  <<<< Click here for letter >>>>

13-01-2020

GS Writes to The PGM (Pers),  BSNL Corporate Office regarding rrequest for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the cadre of Accounts officer <<<<Click here for letter>>>

10-01-2020

Meeting with CMD BSNL: General Secretaries and AGSs of AIBSNLEA and SNEA met CMD BSNL today and had the discussions on the following issues:

·DGM (T) Promotions: Regarding promotions from DET to DGM (T), we explained about the meeting with Secretary (T) DoT on 01st Jan., and 03rd Jan., 2020 in which Secretary (T) agreed for the promotions for DGM (T) provided it is not creating any Additional Financial Implications. CMD BSNL informed that he had also discussed with Secretary (T) in this regard and trying to do the needful.

· Clearing of pending dues of recoveries from the Salary of the employees: CMD informed that the payment of the GPF recoveries in respect of VRS optees, about Rs.710 Crore will be released on Monday. Other dues will also be cleared at the earliest.

· Promotions to fill up vacant posts after VRS: Regarding Promotions, CMD is of the opinion that employees should forget promotions for at least one year and work hard for the Revival of BSNL. Also opined that more merit is to be introduced in promotions in future. We explained the ground realities. Almost all DGM posts in Telecom & Finance Wings as well as AGM & CAOs posts will become vacant after 31.01.2020 and it will become difficult to run BSNL thereafter without filling up these vacant posts on immediate basis. There is stagnation in the Cadres of JTO and SDE and their promotions cannot be delayed. At the time of recruitment of JTOs & JAOs as well as in promotions from JTO to SDE, the competitive examination is available and practically 50% Executives eligible at the time of promotion are from competitive quota only, we explained. CMD BSNL agreed about the shortage in AGM, CAO and DGM posts after post-VRS 2019. 

· Farewell to the retiring employees: On recognition of the services of the retirees, we requested to restore the amount of Rs 3001/- as it is just a token of appreciation of their past services in BSNL and honour for them. CMD informed his inability due to the cash crunch in BSNL. In that case, we suggested some alternative arrangement like recharge coupons equal to that amount. CMD appreciated our suggestion and agreed to look into the alternative for Gift STV of Rs.1699 Annual Plan instead of Cash Award.

  • Allotment of USOF Projects to BSNL on Nomination Basis: We appraised CMD BSNL about the letter given to the Secretary (Telecom) regarding the allotment of USOF Projects to BSNL on Nomination Basis and the discussion regarding this matter with Secretary (T) on 03.01.2020. CMD BSNL mentioned that we have to do all the Govt. Projects/ USOF Projects and our performance during previous years was very good and we have completed the Govt. Projects within the time frame. However, we feel that if it is given on Nomination Basis, it will be good for BSNL otherwise if we compete through tender, it may not be beneficial for BSNL.  
  • Maintenance of Primary Cables: We further appraised CMD about the difficulties faced by the Executives and various Circles in Post-VRS Scenario in maintaining the Primary Cables since the orders for maintenance of Primary Cable for outsourcing has not been issued by the Corporate Office. CMD BSNL mentioned that due to the developmental works going on in various States, the Primary Cable has to be replaced/ maintained frequently by taking the permission from various Local State Govt. Bodies/ Highway Authorities for which the Tenderer may not come forward and our maintenance work will be suffered badly.
  • Maintenance of MDF: We pleaded with the CMD BSNL that the control of MDF should be within BSNL Staff. CMD BSNL mentioned that our young staff should come forward, grab the important works and take responsibility. CMD further mentioned that due to shortage of staff in post VRS scenario it may not be possible to maintain MDF round the clock by the BSNL Staff. After detail discussion, CMD assured to review the situation after three months.    

09-01-2020

Scheduled Agenda Meeting held today with Director (HR) BSNL Board. Sr.GM(Estt.), GM(SR), DGM(Pers-Sr.Mgt), DGM(Pers-Jr.Mgt), and DGM(Vig) were also present in the meeting. On behalf of AIBSNLEA, GS, AGS and FS/CHQ attended the meeting and discussed the following Agenda issues:

1.  Early issuance of DET to DGM (T) promotion orders:  We expressed our serious concern for non- issuance of DET to DGM(T) Promotions.  Director (HR), after taking the latest feedback from Pers. Officers, mentioned that after discussing with the CMD BSNL and Secretary (T)first priority will be given and 100% efforts will be taken in this regard.

2.  Immediate conduct of CPC in respect of DGM (Regular) to Jt.GM: Director(HR) mentioned that the CPC work is in advanced stage. VC and grading of APARs have been called for and it will be completed and orders will be issued shortly.

3.   Immediate Promotions to all the Grades and Streams considering the Post-VRS Scenario: