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6th Circle Conference of AIBSNLEA/CTD will be held at Rajya Yuba Kendra,Moulali on 21-22-Septenber 2017.All members & Well Wishers/Patrons are requested to Collect Advertisement /Rs.500.00 per member to make the conference a grand success..
Achievements of a big and recognised association(Majority association) of BSNL after member verification:
1. Presidential order issued, lowering the scale of basic executive cadre of BSNL.
2. Result of DR DGM declared and appointed against the interest of the working executives in BSNL.
3. Order from DoT issued for withdrawal of the additional increment awarded on the functional promotion.
4. CPSU cader heirarchy draft is there in a black box and no one know what is there for the executives, even after passage of more than 7 month since the membership verification.
5. All the Channels of promotions to the post of SDE are on a standstill and no active persuasion is visible from the so called Majority representative of the Executives.
6. Not even a single step is being taken to settle the Rule-8 transfer cases pending since years back.
Now executive fraternity of BSNL has to decide,whether this association still deserve to proclaim it as a representative of BSNL Executives ?
Do they have a single work in their list to be counted in the interest of BSNL executives ?
Have a thorough analysis friends and decide,whether still to continue with the same association,claiming tall but bringing nothing.......for those who are still in the trap...
I)Meeting with PS to Hon'ble MOSC(IC) Shri Niteshwer Kumar :
GS, President and FS met PS to Hon'ble MOSC(IC) Shri Niteshwer Kumar and discussed with reference to our meeting held with Hon'ble MOSC(IC) on 3.7.2017. We requested to hold discussion on the following issues as follow up action:
a) Implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL: We requested for the implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL with 15% fitment benefit. PS to Hon'ble MOSC(IC) mentioned that yesterday Cabinet has approved 3rd PRC recommendations for PSU's Executives pay hike. DPE will issue notification in this regard shortly and thereafter BSNL (PSU) will send its recommendations for implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL to the DOT (Administrative Ministry) for approval and notification of the Presidential directive. Thus, at the time of DOT consideration period we should meet them. However, he assured Ministry's support for 3rd PRC implementation in BSNL. In view of this, now we have to pursue with the BSNL Board to recommend 3rd PRC implementation with 15% fitment benefits in BSNL. Thereafter only we will pursue in DOT/Ministry for favourable decision. Let us closely monitor and pursue the matter at the appropriate level and appropriate time.
b) Replacement of E1A by E2, E2A by E3 and subsequent upgradation of Pay Scales w.e.from 1.1.2007: PS to Hon'ble MOSC(IC) mentioned that as per the directions given by the Hon'ble MOSC(IC) during our meeting held on 3.7.2017 he will conduct a meeting of our Association with Addl. Secretary (T) after his returning from abroad on 31.7.2017 to discuss this matter.
c) Withdrawal additional increment provision under BSNL Executive Promotion Policy (EPP) on functional promotion: We apprised him against the arbitrary and unjust order issued by DOT on 05.07.2017 for with drawl additional increment provision under BSNL Executive Promotion Policy (EPP) on functional promotion. PS to Hon'ble MOSC (I/C) after some discussions mentioned that let your CMD and Director (HR) return from abroad on 27.07.2017 thereafter he will discuss the matter with them and will take further necessary action in this regard. In this manner he advised us to meet him after 31st July 2017 to discuss all these issues.
II)Meeting with DDG (EF), DoT, New Delhi
GS, President met DDG (EF) DoT Shri Rajeev Kumar as per the advice given by Member (Finance) to discuss our issues today at 11.45 Hrs.
(1) Withdrawal of Additional increment provision under BSNL Executive Promotion Policy (EPP)- We expressed our serious concern against the DoT letter dated 5.7.2017 where in the additional increment provision under BSNL Executive promotion policy (EPP) has been withdrawn which will cause huge recoveries, pay and pension loss to the BSNL Executives. We also submitted our letter dated 13.7.2017 addressed to Secretary (T) for ready reference and discussion. DDG (EF) during discussions for about one hour, mentioned that he will discuss the matter with member (Finance) and after the direction received from Secretary (T) they will take further action in this regard.
(2) Replacement of E1A by E-2, E2A by E-3 and subsequent pay scales upgradation w.e.f. 1.1.2007:On this issue DDG (EF) mentioned that there is no such proposal is under consideration to DoT internal finance wing. Means, the nodal section of DoT has not moved the proposal further to internal finance of DoT for concurrence.
III) 3rd PRC implementation in BSNL:
The cabinet has approved 3rd PRC recommendations with 15% fitment benefit to the PSU executives for their pay hike w.e.f. 01.01.2017 on 19.07.2017 in its meeting Chaired by Hon'ble Prime Minister of India. Now on the basis of Cabinet approval on 3rd PRC report (DPE) Department of Public Enterprises (Govt. of India) will issue its notification shortly addressing to all the Administrative Ministries and PSUs.
As per our past experience during 2nd PRC implementation, now after the DPE notification DOT Administrative Ministry will endorse to BSNL and the BSNL Board will take decision for 3rd PRC implementation in BSNL for BSNL Executives and thereafter the Administrative Ministry after examining the BSNL Board Approval will issue the Presidential Directives for the implementation of 3rdPRC report in BSNL for its Executives
It is understood that this process dependents on the respective PSUs Board to consider 3rd PRC recommendation on the basis of their affordability conditions and any dispension in the affordability clause may perhaps be relaxed by the Administrative Ministry or Cabinet. In the case of BSNL as per 3rd PRC report the Affordability clause needs dispension in view of its operational profit/ positive AIBITA. It is to be find out from DOT whether this work has been done by DOT or through Cabinet approval in its meeting held yesterday.
AIBSNLEA closely watching all the developments and meeting all the concern officers in DPE/DOT for a favorable decision. Few days before AIBSNLEA met Hon'ble MOSC (I/C) and yesterday with Sect (T) just before the Cabinet meeting which was attended by Secy. (T) and pleaded for implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL in the interest of BSNL viability and its Executives otherwise they will be demotivated which directly will harm the BSNL Let Us, wait for DPE notification and DOT decision in this regard. Thereafter, we will decide our due course of action.
Our efforts yielded result.It has been confirmed that 13 applications of Rule-8 transfer cases of JTOs have been approved by CGM and forwarded to BSNL CO. This was our longstanding demand.We try hard to get more cases done.
On 12-07-2017 CS,President & OS met GM(HR & Admin.) regarding several issues:Discussion was as follows:
1.Job Contract System & Payment of wages: We expressed our concern regarding recent stalemate over JC system & requested him to device some way out so that the matter can be resolved at the earliest.We also expressed that irregular wage payment to the JCL is causing unrest in the field as a result work is being hampered.
GM told that he is aware of the facts & every steps are being taken to restore normalcy.
2.Request transfer cases: We expressed our resentment stronly that despite several discussion not a single request is being fulfilled.We also refer two new requests of Rajat Subhro Maitro & Debasis Roy.We reminded him of the case of Ajit Basak,Archan Aditya,Pradip Roy and Ratan Sinha.
GM told to give a letter including all names so that it might be disposed of quickly.
3.Recent instruction about keys of TB: We clearly told GM that it is not acceptable in any circumstances the the Keys of Ofiices to be kept by the executives.It is the responsibility of security personnel.
GM replied that due to shortage of security personnel it is very difficult,CS told that several RLU/RSU are being closed,many offices has been shifted; excess security personnel from there may be posted to TB in order to cope up with the situation.We wanted immediate withdrawal of that order.
4.Rule-8 transfer cases: GM appraised that the file of Rule 8 transfer cases is with him.He will forward it to CGM for further action,at a time 10 names will be forwarded.
5.Faculty allowance cases of NSCBTTC,Kalyani: We inquired about the progress of case of P K Mondal DE/NSCBTTC for granting faculty allowance.It has been known from GM that the file is with AGM for some clarification, now, similar cases of N C Saha and others are also being tagged.The whole case will be put up to competent authority soon for final disposal.
6.Inclusion of name of 3rd Category hospitals in BSNLMRS: CS inquired GM about progress of inclusion of 3rd category of hospitals where beneficiaries may have treatment on cash basis according to CGHS rate.GM informed that recommendation from respective DGM/NWOs is sought,letter published in MEDHA.After having their favorable recommendation received,the list will be published. We expressed our dissatisfaction for making the process so lengthy,however we requested early settlement.
The meeting ended in congenial atmosphere,we thanked GM and hoped that all the cases will be settled soon.
GS writes to Ms. Aruna Sundararajan, Chairperson TC & Secretary (Telecom), Govt. of India, New Delhi regarding additional increment provision under BSNL Executive Promotion Policy (EPP) on [Ref.: DoT letter number 40-12/2004-Pen (T) (pt) dated 05.07.2017] <<<<Click here for letter>>>>>
On 11-07-2017 CEC meeting held at Association Office.A detailed discussion covering all agenda took place.CS & veteran leader Com.Amit Gupta appraised the members told that under the able & effective leadership of our GS Com.Prahlad Rai a delegation met honorable Communication Minister,CMD/BSNL & Dir(HR) for early implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL.All of them assured that every possible efforts will be taken to ensure the highest fitment for us.They also cautioned us and requested to take necessary steps against the false propaganda & rumour spread by other friendly association accusing AIBSNLEA.
All the BS & other members placed their organisation report.BS North reported that under the active persuasion of Com.Asok Ghosh ACS a large numbers of newly promoted JTOs(from JEs) joined our fold.The house congratulated his effort & CS urged upon that this initiative should be taken in other Branches also.
A decision was taken that 6th CC of AIBSNLEA/CTD will be held at Moulali Yuva Kendra on 21-22 September 2017.Convenors for different sub-committees were selected.It has been decided unanimously that donation of Rs.500/-per member will be collected from members & a souvenier will be published,for this advertisement will be collected.
The refreshment of the meeting was sponsored by Com.Durgadas Bhattacharya BP,North Branch on the occasion of his daughters marriage.The whole house enjoyed very much & greeted him & wished a very happy,peaceful & healthy conjugal life of the newly married couple.
Due to untiring efforts of CS & active persuasion by beloved GS the illogical transfer order of Somen Banerjee Se.SDE to NCNGN Circle got cancelled .He will be retained in CTD.
GS writes to
(1) Shri Anupam Srivastava, CMD BSNL requesting to bring in all the HR issues cleared by BSNL Management Committee in the next Board meeting.
Which is negative force?
Please identify and understand self-proclaimed saviours of BSNL executives who does nothing but malign others.
E1A and E2A replacement by E2 and E3 and subsequent up gradation of pay scales:
Since beginning, the stand of AIBSNLEA is to extend the E2 and E3 standard pay scales approved by the Cabinet in place of intermediatory pay scales of E1A and E2A. We are continuously pursuing the issue from pillar to post and at all levels in BSNL, DoT and Ministry.
Comrades, it is not the rocket science and nobody needs a superficial knowledge, to understand the ill effects of not upgrading the scales further from E3 to E4, E4 to E5, E5 to E6 and E6 to E7. We believe that JTO/JAO promotions will not end at the level of SDE/AO only but they will be promoted to the higher grades also.AIBSNLEA cannot drop the demand of up-gradation of higher scales up-to E7 grade since it represents all the cadre of BSNL Executives including SDE, Sr. SDE, AO, Sr. AO, DE, CAO, DGM and etc. Whether the members of the so called Majority Association i.e. SDE, Sr. SDE, AO, Sr. AO, DE, CAO, DGM and etc understand the demand of the said Joint Forum for the implementation of standard Pay scales without subsequent up-gradation of Pay scales. So Comrades, we have to educate the comrades, in the so called majority association about the pay loss/pay anomaly and stagnation of pay and ill effects due to the implementation of standard pay scales without subsequent up-gradation of Pay scales of E3 to E7 level and make them to join in the AIBSNLEA who is the real saviour of all the Executives in BSNL.
Because of the genuineness and the importance of the issue, BSNL Management took the conscious decision to recommend E2 and E3 pay scales in replacement of pre- revised E1A and E2A and upgrading the scales from E2 to E3, E3 to E4, E4 to E5, E5 to E6 and E6 to E7 to the administrative ministry. Despite the negative pressure applied by the majority association, the BSNL management in response to the clarification sought by the DoT, has not dropped the earlier proposal dated 6.6.2016 of up gradation of pay scales and it has categorically reiterated the need for implementing subsequent up gradation of pay scales. BSNL management has requested DOT for E2 and E3 pay scales in replacement of pre-revised E1A and E2A.
Part-I of the proposal in BSNL‘s letter dated 6.6.2016 for replacement of E1A and E2A with E2 & E3 is a residual issue of 2nd PRC and may be approved. The Part-II of BSNL's proposal will be taken up at the time of 3rd PRC.
The so called majority Executive Association also gave a call of agitation for the same demands and withdraw it without any fruitful out come during Feb'2017 which strengthened DOT to ignore the protest of BSNL Executives. The fact remains that efforts were taken by the same Executive Association in the month of Dec, 2016 and Jan, 2017 and they impressed upon the BSNL Management to victimize the CHQ/Circle /Distt. level Office bearers of United Forum by issuing the memorandum & deduction of salary for two days on 27th & 28th Dec, 2016 for participating in Dharna conducted for the same demand of up-gradation pay scales. Such type of actions strengthened the BSNL/DOT management to conveniently ignore the genuine grievances of executives in BSNL.
10 years in E3 Scale:
All the executives including the first Batch of JTOs/JAOs recruited in the year 2001 and 2002 will have to remain in E3 scale for 10 years proposed by BSNL Management on the demand of majority Association double pay fixation in E-3 scale is against the pay fixation rules of DoP&T. It is also in violation of Executive Promotion Policy because as per EPP, all time bound promotions are to take place after each 5 years in the next higher grade. Is it acceptable to so called Majority Association members? We are not short sighted organization and we analyse the ill effects which are going to affect all the executives and young comrades in particular.
CPSU hierarchy and MT recruitment:
The BSNL management took more than two years and understood that it has finalized the CPSU hierarchy in consultation with the majority association. It appears that the recommendations are not based on the agreed policy initiated by Khan Committee. The recruitment of MT which is the hidden agenda of BSNL management and the majority association is colluded with the Management and supporting MT recruitment. The so called saviours of Engineers have to come out with black and white for debate in this regard. We will fight it out with tooth and nail and will not allow these negative forces to spoil the future of BSNL executives especially our talented young comrades. MT recruitment is nothing but the entry of old ITS RR and because of this, the entire executives could not get even two promotions in their carrier. We will not allow this mental stress to continue for younger comrades.
Thus, all the Executives may understand that who are the negative forces and what their hidden agenda is and come out from the self-proclaimed saviours association and join in the AIBSNLEA which is always working for the betterment of all the Executives.
An urgent Circle executive Committee Meeting will be held on 11-07-2017(Tuesday) at 11-00 AM in the Association Room. All concerned are requested to attend the meeting punctually. (click here for notice)
Meeting with Hon'ble MOS (C) (I/C) Govt. of India Shri Manoj Sinha Ji:
GS, President, FS and AGS (HQ) met Shri Manoj Sinha Ji Hon'ble MOS(C) (I/C) at 17.30 Hrs. and extended extreme thanks for granting us a meeting despite of his very busy schedule of Programmes. While submitting the letter, we explained that implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations with 15% fitment benefit is must in BSNL to keep the entire employees motivated in the interest of BSNL/Govt. We pleaded that BSNL without any financial support of Govt. is managing its maintenance and operations from its own resources and any financial burden caused due to implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations with 15% fitment benefit will also be borne by BSNL.
BSNL is providing Telecom Services in the far flung and remotest areas of the country on reduced tariff. It is also executing all the important Projects of Govt. of India i.e. NOFN, NFS and services in Naxalite areas. Also provided reliable services during natural calamities in J&K, Uttarakhand, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Tsunami in A&N states etc. Thus in the interest of Public and Nation, the very existence of BSNL is must and this is only possible when its employees are devoted to achieve customer satisfaction. Hence, these employees are to be contended by getting revised their Pay Scales on implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations with 15% fitment benefit. Moreover, 80% of the BSNL employees were DOT employees before 01.10.2000 and after their absorption only they joined BSNL.
Hon'ble MOS (C) (I/C) appreciated our concern and while directing on our letter he spoke with PS and directed him to discuss the matter with Secretary (T). He assured for favorable action on implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations in BSNL. He also directed PS to discuss the matter with Secretary (T) to consider BSNL's earlier proposal dated 06.06.2016 on replacement of E-1A by E-2, E-2A by E-3 and subsequent pay scales up-gradation from E-3 to E-4, E-4 to E-5, E-5 to E-6 and E-6 to E-7.
We also requested for calculation of Pension Contributions in respect of employees of DOT absorbed in BSNL on actual basic of Pay instead of the maximum of the Pay Scale. We submitted a letter in this regard to Hon'ble MOS (C) (I/C) and he assured to look into the matter.
Non implementation of 7th CPC recommendations to the erstwhile DOT employee who were absorbed in BSNL/ MTNL and since retired and drawing pension under CCS (Pension Rules-1972 as amended from time to time. Hon'ble MOS (C) (I/C) after some discussions assured to look into the matter.
At last after detailed discussions, Hon'ble MOS (C) (I/C) advised to further improve the BSNL services as he is receiving many subscribers complaints. We assured him to make our best efforts to achieve the customer satisfaction.
Meeting with CMD BSNL:
GS, President, FS and AGS (HQ) met CMD BSNL and discussed regarding Implementation of 3rdPRC recommendations. We appraised CMD BSNL regarding our discussions held today with Hon'ble MOS (C) (I/C) on implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations with 15% fitment benefit in BSNL and replacement of E1A by E-2, E-2A by E-3 and subsequent Pay Scales up-gradation from E-3 by E-4, E-4 by E-5, E-5 by E-6 and E-6 by E-7 as per BSNL's earlier proposal dated 06.06.2016 wherein Hon'ble MOS (C) (I/C) has given a Positive and favorable assurance to us. We further requested him to continue the efforts for the settlement of these issues in the interest of BSNL.
We also appraised CMD BSNL regarding our discussions on payment of Pension Contribution on actual basic pay instead of the maximum of the pay scale and implementation of the recommendations of 7th CPC to the erstwhile DOT employees who were absorbed in BSNL/ MTNL and after retirement drawing of Govt. Pension under CCS (Pension) Rule of 37A. After detailed discussions CMD BSNL appreciated our efforts and assured to get resolve the above issues favorable.
We requested for grant of Special C/L to AIBSNLEA office bearers for attending the Association meetings. CMD informed that BSNL MC has partly approved the proposal and will further examine the remaining part of the proposal in view of the financial implications. He assured an early order in this regard.
We also expressed our concern that Pers. Cell of BSNL CO is not taking the views/ suggestions of AIBSNLEA on CPSU cadre hierarchy which will affect the carrier prospects of all the executives CMD assured to look into the matter.
Meeting with Director (HR), BSNL Board:
GS, President (CHQ) and AGS (Fin) met Director (HR) and discussed regarding:
A. Some facilities to AIBSNLEA: We requested to grant Special C/L to the Office Bearers of AIBSNLEA for attending Association activities. Director (HR) informed that Management Committee of BSNL Board in the last meeting has approved some facilities to AIBSNLEA under certain conditions. She assured early orders in this regard.
B. Implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations in BSNL: We requested to impress upon DoT for dispensing the affordability clause of 3rd PRC report in the case of BSNL as DPE has already sent the draft Cabinet Note to DoT for comments. Director (HR) mentioned that already CMD along with all the Board of Directors of BSNL has met with Hon’ble MOSC (I/C) and pleaded in support of 3rd PRC implementation with 15% fitment benefit in BSNL in the interest of its viability. Director (HR) also mentioned that CMD has explaiened to Hon’ble MOSC (I/C) during discussion that Rs. 2500/- Crore financial burden will be borne by BSNL internally. Hon’ble MOSC (I/C) was very positive during discussion and has assured for his support. She herself along with CGM (Legal), PGM (Estt), GM (SR) has also pleaded to Secretary (T) in this regard. Secretary (T) also assured for favorable actions. However, CMD BSNL is continuing his efforts to convince the DoT officers in favor of 3rd PRC recommendations with 15% fitment benefit for BSNL.
C. Payment of Pension contribution on actual basic instead of maximum of pay scale: We apprised Director (HR) regarding our communication dated 03.07.2017 to Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal, Hon’ble MOS (Finance) on the Methodology of calculation of pension contribution in respect of employees of DoT absorbed in BSNL with a copy to all concerned Secretaries of the Departments of Expenditure / Personnel & Training / DoP&PW and Telecom. She appreciated our efforts and mentioned that the matter is under consideration in the Department of Expenditure and a positive decision is expected soon. In this manner in case the pension contribution is paid on actual basic BSNL will be saving more than Rs. 700 Crores per annum after 3rd PRC report implementation in BSNL with full 15% fitment. It will also pave the way for replacement of E1A by E2, E2A by E3 and thereafter upgradation of E3 by E4, E4 by E5, E5 by E6 and E6 by E7 with a bare minimum financial burden on BSNL.
D.Delinking of Pension revision of BSNL Pensioners from 3rd PRC and linking with 7th CPC recommendations: We also apprised Director (HR) about our communication to Hon’ble Prime Minister regarding non-implementation of the recommendations of the 7th CPC to the erstwhile DoT employees who were absorbed in BSNL/MTNL and since retired and are drawing Pension under CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 as amended from time to time. Director (HR) appreciated our efforts and assured to pursue it further in DoT.
E.CPSU cadre hierarchy in BSNL-discussion with AIBSNLEA: We expressed our serious concern against non-holding of discussions with AIBSNLEA by Pers. Cell on CPSU cadre hierarchy draft proposal. Director (HR) mentioned that PGM (Pers.) is on leave and after his joining on 13th July she will directing to have discussions with AIBSNLEA also.
F. Rs. 22820/- pay anomaly of post 2007 recruited JTOs and JAOs Batch: We pleaded for the settlement of this issue and Director (HR) advised us to have a separate discussion on this issue at 1230 Hrs tomorrow in her chamber.
GM (SR), BSNL Corporate Office was also present in the meeting.
DE to DGM (Engg.) promotion orders for 38 left out cases issued
Congratulations! AIBSNLEAs consistent efforts yielded results in getting released the long awaited DE to DGM Promotion Orders for left out cases. AIBSNLEA extends its sincere gratitude and thanks to CMD BSNL, Director (HR), PGM (Pers.), Jt. GM (Pers.) and his entire team for their kind hearted support. AIBSNLEA congratulates all the promote officers for the new assignment.
Central Office Bearers meeting of AIBSNLEA at New Delhi on 6th and 7th July-2017
AIBSNLEA CHQ will hold its Central Office Bearers (CHQ) Meeting at New Delhi on 6th and 7th July-2017 to discuss and decide the strategies on CWC Meet-Trivandrum, implementation of 3rd PRC with 15% fitment benefit in BSNL, replacement of E1A by E2, E2A by E3 and subsequent up-gradation from E3 to E4, E5 to E6 and E6 to E7 w.e.f 01.01.2007, 30% Superannuation benefits to BSNL recruited employees, CPSU Cadre Hierarchy, CPCs to fill up all SDE/AO, DE/CAO/EE and DGM equivalent posts, notational pay scales of JTOs/SDEs(C/E/Arch/TF) and PA cadre and other important items. Central Office Bearers are requested to book their tickets immediately for the to and fro journey. Boarding and lodging will be made available from 5th July 2017(Morning) to 8th July 2017 (Morning). The notice is being issued shortly.
FORUM leaders of CTD met on 17-06-2017 at RJCM Room to discuss about agitation programme on 20-06-2017 demanding several points including immediate implementation of 3rd PRC.ACS & OS represented AIBSNLEA/CTD.
We clearly told that AIBSNLEA/CTD will extend solidarity to the cause but not actively participate due to all India decision.
It is time for introspection to Majority Association
AIBSNLEA have been fighting for the settlement of all the legitimate HR issues and viability of BSNL since its inception and achieved many mile stones during the period by getting implemented grant of perks to executives w.e.f. 01.01.2005, implementation of EPP w.e.f 18.01.2007, filling of all vacant STS Group-‘A’ level posts in all discipline by getting clearance from DoT in Sept.-2006, Transparent Transfer Policy-2008, BSNL MSRR-2009, Implementation of 2nd PRC recommendations in BSNL with full 30% fitment benefits in BSNL, IDA Pension revision for BSNL Pensioners issued on 15.03.2011, Merger of 50% DA with Basic Pay w.e.f. 01.01.2007 effectively amounting to 78.2% for the purpose of fitment and pay fixation in the revised pay scales, Withdrawal of 60:40 provision in the Pension Rules 37A for BSNL employees and payment of 78.2% fitment benefit to BSNL Pensioners, Withdrawal of MT RR-2008 and 2011, Regularization of adhoc level executives in all disciplines, filling up of the vacant DGM/SE posts in all disciplines, 3% superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited employees, framing of JTO RR-2014 and conduction of JTO LICE, Creation of PPS and Sr. PPS posts, regularization of offg. JTOs, Rs. 22820/- Pay anomaly resolution by formation of Committee and active participation in all the struggles of BSNL Unions and Associations to protect the interest of BSNL etc.
Recently in December-2016 BSNL Management conducted referendum for majority executive Association wherein AIBSNLEA by getting 18,400 votes got Support Association status and thereafter continuously trying to protect the interest of all the BSNL executives i.e. whether it isBSNL recruited or absorbed in BSNL. After referendum under the banner of United Forum of BSNL Executives Associations one agitation was launched for the settlement of the burning demands i.e. pay loss of post 2007 recruited executives, standard pay scales by replacing E1A by E2, E2A by E3 and subsequent up-gradation of pay scales E3 by E4, E4 by E5, E5 by E6 and E6 by E7, 30% superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited employees, CPSU Cadre hierarchy as per the Khan Committee report, 3rd PRC implementation with 15% fitment benefit and pension revision of BSNL pensioners etc. On the positive assurance given by the CMD BSNL and Director (HR) the agitation programme was deferred. But immediately just after the deferment of the agitation, BSNL management took vindictive actions against the General Secretaries of AIBSNLEA, AIGETOA and AITEEA by issuing “Show Cause” notice, deduction of salary of two days DHARNA organized on 27th and 28th Dec-2016 by cancelling the sanctioned E/L and C/L etc.
Thereafter, on 28th March-2017, DoT administration issued ‘Presidential Directives’ for E1A and E2A intermediary pay scales which created unrest and accordingly AIBSNALEA and AITEEA organized protest demonstration on 06.04.2017 wherein Com. GS, AIGETOA was also requested to sign the notice but he expressed his inability in signing the agitation notice of United Forum and mentioned that he is in favour of Joint struggle of all the Associations and he along with his members already actively participated in demonstrations made on 30/03/2017 by the Majority Association. Com. GS, AIGETOA was requested by GS AIBSNLEA and GS, AITEEA for serving a agitation notice under the banner of United Forum for protest actions, but GS AIGETOA was perhaps committed to Majority Association not to go for agitation on the platform of United Forum and insisted us also to come and join with them rather than starting agitation. And finally they formed Joint Forum and served a notice of agitation on 10.04.2017 when the GS AIBSNLEA was on LTC at Port Blair w.e.f. 09.04.2017 to 16.04.2017. I explained to GS AIGETOA and GS SNEA that at present I am away from CHQ and after having the talk with our CHQ Office bearers and Circle Secretaries, I shall be able to take the decision because just three months before referendum has taken place wherein lot of hot exchanges have taken place, so immediate joint struggle is not possible. We have to convince and mentally prepare our members at base level for joint struggle then only it would be possible for us to come together but it was ignored for which the reasons are best known to them and finally they served the notice under the banner of Joint Forum denouncing United Forum. Now, Majority Associations is alleging support Association to derail all the HR issues which JF and BSNL Management jointly trying to resolve.
The fact remains that Jt. Forum in collision with the BSNL Management is trying to sabotage the important HR issues which the support Association have brought on track i.e. E1-A by E2, E2-A by E3 and subsequent up-gradation of pay scales E3 by E4, E5 by E6 and E6 by E7 which was approved by Management Committee of BSNL Board and was sent to DoT on 06.06.2016 during the struggle of United Forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA.
The majority Association since beginning tried to sabotage it and after referendum pressurized the BSNL Management to trunked the proposal making it half i.e. upto E1-A by E2 and E2-A by E3 only wherein double fixation in E3 grade, means one executive will remain in E3 scale for 10 years in violation of EPP which will invite litigations. Knowing well this fact they are befooling the executives and trying to harm the interest of all the executives of BSNL. They pressurized BSNL Management to withdraw the earlier 06.06.2016 proposal and halved it up-to E1-A by E2 and E2-A by E3 only. But with the vigorous efforts of AIBSNLEA, they could not succeed in it and now BSNL has replied the queries of DoT pleading that BSNL’s earlier proposal of 06.06.2016 may be considered in two parts. AIBSNLEA will continue to make its efforts for up-gradation of all the pay scales E1-A to E2, E2-A to E3, E3 to E4, E4 to E5, E5 to E6 and E6 to E7 in the larger interest of all the executives.
Majority Association is sabotaging the Khan Committee report on CPSU Cadre Hirarchy by allowing MT recruitment and allowing post based promotions up-to STS level only. We will strongly oppose such acts of Majority Association.
30% superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited employees precipitated after the struggle of United Forum of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA only. Majority Association never contributed in this regard.
PGM (PF) Ms. A. Panda, Committee on pay anomaly of Rs. 22820/- of JTOs/JAOs post recruited 1.1.2007 was constituted on the demand of AIBSNLEA and AITEEA by CMD BSNL. But the Majority Association trying to sabotage the committee report raising huge financial implication to benefit thousands of executives in the report in line of Estt. Cell pleadings.
Notional pay fixation issue of JTOs/SDEs(C/E/Arch/TF) Engineering wings and PA cadre was initiated and taken by AIBSNLEA and with it’s sincere efforts only the management committee of BSNL Board has cleared it and now BSNL board approval is awaited. This issue was hijacked by majority association. E1+5 advance increment benefit to JTOs/JAOs could be settled by AIBSNLEA through KCGK Pillai Committee report. Now JTO(SRD), JAO 2013 batch and PAs case has been cleared by BSNL Management committee and awaiting BSNL board approval.
Diversion of MT Quota posts to seniority quota posts in Telecom Engg. could take place first and then diversion of MT Quota posts to seniority quota posts of CAOs cadre got cleared from Management committee of BSNL board and now waiting for BSNL board approval. E5 to E6 time bound promotion and EPP to DGM adhoc by modification in BSNL MS RR got approved from Management committee of BSNL and now waiting for BSNL board approval. AD(O/L) cadre restructuring got approved from Management committee of BSNL and now DOT approval is awaited.All the queries asked by DoT has been replied by BSNL. About 1200 DGM(Engg.) and about 250 DGM(Fin)/ DGM(TF), about 100 SE(Elect./Civil) promotion could become possible with the untiring efforts of AIBSNLEA.
Sincere efforts are being made to get expedite CPCs from JTO to SDE, SDE to DE, JAO to AO, AO to CAO, CAO to DGM(Finance), JTO(C/E) to SDE(C/E), SDE(c) to EE(C), etc by taking some solution in view of the legal opinion on Hon’ble High Court Chandigarh judgment and DP&T guidelines on SC/ST roster implementation.
In this manner AIBSNLEA will continue to work to safeguard the interest of all the executives of BSNL.
Majority association after referendum should honestly concentrate for the settlement of pending HR issues in the interest of all the executives instead of doing vote bank politics. Majority association should not worry on support association affairs. Support association knows it’s responsibility well.
It’s a fact that AIBSNLEA got about 18400 plus votes during referendum and got support association status with the help of AIGETOA and AITEEA. AIBSNLEA is committed to protect the interest of its members and supporters. Now AIGETOA leadership preferred to align with Majority Association under the banner of Joint Forum of BSNL Executives Associations under the assurance that they will achieve their demands and no vindictive actions will be there against them which the GS AIGETOA faced “Show Cause” notice during the struggle of United Forum of AIBSNLEA, AIGETOA and AITEEA. Now BSNL Management leaving Majority Association leaders aside has victimized GS AIGETOA by serving majority penalty charge sheet. It has caused panic and now majority Association is desperate to mount pressure on BSNL Management to withdraw the vindictive actions through the agitation of BSNL Unions and Associations on the pretext of 3rd PRC implementation, whereas, CMD BSNL with all the Board of Directors met Hon’ble MOS(C) (I/C) on 16.06.2017 and pleaded for implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL with 15% fitment benefit, then where is the need of going on strike at this juncture. However, we are against any victimization of Association/Union leaders/members for organizing legitimate Trade Union activities but they should be fair in their approach.
AIBSNLEA never harmed the interest of anyone and never deviated from its policies under the pressure like Majority association. AIBSNLEA is using all the channels to get implemented 3rd PRC with 15% fitment benefit and pension revision. In case if any difficulty is faced in this regard it will not hesitate to take harder Trade Union action programmes in term of even indefinite strike.
AIBSNLEA was never interested to mention above facts but the majority Association write up on their website 15.06.2017 has forced to explain.
Forum of Executives' Association of Calcutta Telephone District met CGM CTD and discussed about various concern regarding the ongoing tender process of Job Contract Scheme. After discussion the following points were clarified. On behalf of AIBSNLEA/ CTD CS & OS represented.
1.The tender will be floated without disturbing the existing Job Contract Scheme.
2.Tender will be floated minimum at the level of DGM (NWO) concerned and it will be floated by AGM(PLG) / AGM(Admn) (as the case may be) of the concerned area on behalf of DGM (NWO).
3.Sweeping / Cleaning and Security / Watch and ward tender will be floated separately at later stage.
4.Normally mode of tender will be e-Tender. But Conventional tender will be allowed with the approval of CGM CTD.
On 12-06-2017 CS,President & ACS met GM(HR) to discuss pending cases,DGM(HR) was also present:
1.Transfer & Posting Cases: We reminded long pending request transfer cases of Sri A Basak,Sri A Aditya & Sri R Sinha.GM replied he is aware of the cases,transfer order will be issued subject to availability of replacement.
2.Rule 8 Transfer Cases:GM informed cases for 10 JTO/JEs may be forwarded with the sanction of CGM next week.
3.Case of Sri P K Mondal DE/NSCBTTC: We remined of the case of getting faculty allowance of Sri Mondal,no progress has been done.In the mean time the same request of Sri N K Saha DGM/NSCBTTC is also received.GM informed that the case is under process.The file have to be searched out.We conveyed our resentment about the misplacement of the file for the 2nd time.GM assured that he will take personal initiative to settle the cases.
4.Updation of career history in ERP: We informed that it is observed that career history of some executives newly promoted such as Sri Sasikant Kumar JAO cannot the updated properly in ERP.Area administrator & HQ administrators are unable to do the same.We demnded immediate intervention to settle the cases.GM instructed DGM to look into this matter.
5.Transfer of Sri Aigal DGM/Central:GM informed that his case for transfer in the home state will be forwarded in Sept/Oct 2017.
6.Medical Cases: We reminded GM about the letter addressed to him by AIRBSNLEWA wherein several cases have been pointed out.
i) Inclusion of more hospital in the 233 list: GM called DE(HCU),informed that a file in this regard is already put up & placed the same to GM. New 5 hospital will be included in the list.
ii)Introduction of 3rd list of hospital in CGHS rate: We reminded that it is a very long standing demand of AIBSNLEA & AIRBSNLEWA. Nothing has been done in this regard so far.GM requested us to supply the list of willing hospitals.We told him that we already mentioned name of some reputed hospitals to HCU.But letter of intent is to be collected from them & agreement is to be signed.DE(HCU) told that he has prepared a draft agreement and will put up for perusal of competent authority.
We explained that in this regard no liability is to be borne by the department initially.Beneficiary will pay to the hospitals as per CGHS Rate,later it will be reimbursed. GM assured to take early steps.
iii) Pending medical bills:We informed GM that again medical bills are piling up,especially those of Retired executives.We demand time bound settlement of those bills.GM admitted about the pending bills assured to take steps to clear up the same early.
7.Steno Grade III upgradation case: We demanded immediate implementation of Court Award where instruction is given to upgrade all Steno Gr III to the cadre of PA wef 01.10.2004 subject to availability of vacancy at that time. We informed that only 6 such candidates are there in CTD.So,there will be no difficulty to implement this order.GM told that he is aware of such order.Immediate steps will be taken.
Later CS & ACS met GM(Fin) and discussed the following:
1.Payment of JCL :We conveyed our anxiety that despite words from the highest authority of CTD funds are not released from BSNL CO in adequate amount so that the JCL may be paid in time.GM told that in this regard nothing can be done until the fund is received.However he is trying to get fund and in touch with BSNL CO.Early sanction may be expected.
2.Transfer/Posting Cases:We expressed our resentment about recent JAO posting.In shabby manner it has been done in biased way by some corner in absence of GM. We demanded immediate rectification. After some arguments GM told that he is noting this matter & think over what can be done.
3.Unwanted incidence a 8 Hare Street: Some unwanted incidence took place at 8 Hare Street regarding JCL payment due non coopration by a highly placed Account Executive who is working in a biased manner in favor of particular association to malign our members.We previously took this unscrupulous attitude to GM.
GM tried to explain but we said that if this happen to future we will be compelled to take resort to trade union action. GM told that it will be taken care of in future.
We also met PGM(NWO/CFA/II) in his chamber and conveyed our resentment the way our member (one lady DE) is being harassed by the authority.We told that we will not tolerate this sectarian attitude.GM told that no transfer will be done immediately.
GM requested our CS to take part in the settlement of problem occurred in Entally Exchange.CS assured to try his level best for the interest of harmony & peace.
Forum of Executives' Association of Calcutta Telephones District writes to CGM about recent order of some GM/PGM for Job Contract Tender:
CS of AIBSNLEA,SNEA,AIGETOA & AIBSNLOA/CTD write to CGM/CTD about our dissatisfaction & demanded immediate discussion before implementing the new modality of JCL tender: see letter below
BSNL Unions/ Associations leaders meeting with CMD BSNL:
GS along with the leaders of BSNL Unions/ Associations met CMD BSNL and discussed regarding implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations with 15% fitment benefits, withdrawal of BSNL orders banning agitation Programme in BSNL premises and vindictive actions taken against Executives Associations General Sectaries. CMD BSNL appreciated our concern and mentioned that his top most priority is to get implemented the 3rd PRC recommendations in BSNL. He feels that in case it is not implemented today then it will never be implemented in BSNL. It is the issue of 2 Lacs serving employees Pay revision and 1.5Lacs BSNL pensioner’s pension revision. He categorically told that he will leave no stone unturned in ensuring to get implemented 3 rd PRC report in BSNL. He further mentioned that in case he fails to get implemented to 3rd PRC report in BSNL then he will resign from the post of CMD BSNL. On the issue of BSNL unions/ associations strike decision he mentioned that unions / associations should adopt some other methods to impress upon the Govt. for 3rd PRC implementations by organizing "Candle March" "Post Card campaign" etc. rather than conventional method of organizing "Strike" because at this stage BSNL will heavily loose even on one day strike.
In the beginning of the meeting CMD mentioned that today is a very important day for two things one is that"Today is World Environmental Day". Hence, today morning BSNL throughout the country has planted about 20000 plants to protect the environment. Similarly, BSNL in collaboration with AEROVOYCE is launching AEROVOYCE believing communications (An innovative mobile service) AD pay first MVNO of India (Mobile Virtual Network Operator).
AIBSNLEA meeting with CMD BSNL: GS, president (CHQ) and CS TN Circle met CMD BSNL and requested-
a) Invitation as "Chief Guest" in the CWC meeting at Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) on 11th August 2017. We invited CMD BSNL as Chief Guest in the Seminar being organized on the occasion of CWC meet of AIBSNLEA on 11th August-2017 at Thiruvananthapuram. CMD was kind enough to accept the invitation and assured to attend our CWC meet at Thiruvananthapuram.
b) Grant of some facilities to AIBSNLEA: We requested CMD, BSNL for grant of some facilities to AIBSNLEA for its smooth functioning. CMD assured to look into the matter.
c) 3rd PRC implementation with 15% fitment: We requested CMD BSNL to use his good office to get ensured implementation of 3rd PRC with 15% fitment benefit. CMD assured that he is trying his level best in this connection through Secretary (T) to get implemented 3rd PRC with 15% fitment benefit and advised us to continue to do hard work to improve the revenue of BSNL. He also appreciated our letter addressed to Secretary (DPE) Smt. Seema Bahuguna on 3rd PRC implementation.
AIBSNLEA Stand on Standard Pay Scales issue and clarification thereof
AIBSNLEA is sincerely trying for the last so many years for the effective and practical implementation of Standard pay scales (E2- for JTO/JAO and Equivalent cadres and E3 – for SDE/AO and Equivalent cadres). While the discussion came up initially, from several sources it was evident that without cascading effect (E3 by E4, E4 by E5, E5 by E6 and E6 by E7) it cannot be implemented in BSNL. If at all standard pay scale is implemented without cascading effect, its damn sure that so many litigations will be filed in the courts due to the deadly issues of junior/ senior, heavy pay loss to the executives in the E2A scale, on the wedge of getting E3 compared to the executives at the beginning of E2A Scale and also holding an executive for 10 years in E3 scale is unlike any other PSUs. Thus practically the court cases will stop the implementation of Standard pay scales without cascading effect like so many promotions of JTO/SDE are stopped through court intervention. In addition to these many of senior executives are stagnating for the last couple of years without any annual increment.
By foreseeing these realties, AIBSNLEA took a stand since beginning for the implementation of standard pay scales with cascading effect because we want to implement this for the benefits of all the BSNL executives. More over, this implementation of standard pay scales with cascading effect is doubly benefitting for the young talents of BSNL working in the non standard pay scales of E1A and E2A. Those who want to see that standard pay scales are not implemented in BSNL at any cost, can only opt for implementation of standard pay scales without cascading effect. During the agitation of United Forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA ,Management Committee of BSNL Board deliberated over the issue at length and decided to recommend up-gradation of pay scales of E3, E4, E5 & E6 for Sr. SDE, AGM, DGM and SG-DGM and equivalent posts to E4, E5, E6 & E7 respectively w.e.f. 01.01.2007. Accordingly the proposal was sent to DoT vide letter number 1-13/2015-PAT (BSNL) dated 06.06.2016 for approval. But now the Majority Association is trying to get withdrawn the proposal and want to restrict the upgradation up to E2 and E3 Scales only. Hence they are harming the interest of all the BSNL Executives.
In spite of this, while DOT rejected the proposal of implementation of standard pay scales with cascading effect, AIBSNLEA also took a stand with the demand for implementation of standard pay scales without cascading effect with an expectation and symptoms that DOT will approve. DOT did not consider even implementation of E2 and E3 Pay Scales without cascading effect and approved E-1A and E-2A intermediatory Pay Scales.
But, what happened next is the outright rejection of the proposal. Who is responsible for this catastrophe? After referendum, one association, self-proclaimed as saviours of BSNL and BSNL executives, is recognised as Majority association gave trade union notice for the implementation standard pay scales for E2 & E3 alone to DOT and at a later stage withdrawn their demand for the reason known to them. When a recognised association demanding something and at a later stage unconditionally withdrawing the demands does clearly indicating that they are not serious on the demand of getting standard pay scales to BSNL Executives. This only triggered DOT to pronounce Presidential Orders for unwanted E1/E2 scales. How that association can wash off their hands? Do they think they can eye wash others from their calculated move by yelling and shedding crocodile tears in public after things are happened as per their wish ?
Now what a responsible association has to do? AIBSNLEA is doing for the benefits of all the executives without giving any scope for litigations. .... ....... .....
GS writes to Shri Anupam Srivastava, CMD BSNL regarding reply to DoT queries on replacement scales for pre-revised E1A, E2A pay scales for JTOs, SDEs & equivalent cadres.Wherein it is mentioned that replacement of E1A and E2A pay scales with E2 and E3 scales only, keeping other scales untouched, will have implications for already approved E3 pay scale for Sr. SDE because of the provisions of the Executive Promotion Policy (EPP). Under these circumstances, an executive will have to remain in the same E3 scale for a span of ten years.
This is against the provisions of the EPP, implemented in BSNL after recommendations of the High Power Committee chaired by the then Addl. Secretary (T), DoT Shri Y.S. Bhave wherein five time bound financial up-gradations from E1A (4-6 years) -> E2A (5 years) -> E3 (5 years) -> E4 (5 years) -> E5 (5 years) -> E6 have been provided to BSNL executives.
Management Committee of BSNL Board has deliberated over the issue at length and decided to recommend up-gradation of pay scales of E3, E4, E5 & E6 for Sr. SDE, AGM, DGM and SG-DGM and equivalent posts to E4, E5, E6 & E7 respectively w.e.f. 01.01.2007. Accordingly it was sent to DoT vide letter number 1-13/2015-PAT (BSNL) dated 06.06.2016 for approval.
Some of the senior executives are stagnating in E5 scale from the last 1-2 years. Many of them, who have fortunately or unfortunately become DGM and bearing higher responsibilities, are deprived off the time bound promotions to the E-6 scale under the EPP in the name of BSNL MSRR. As such they are not having any motivating factor.
Therefore, we have requested to kindly request DoT for approval of-
(i) Pay scale of JTO & SDE (& equivalent executives) may be revised to E2 and E3 respectively as replacement of pre-revised scale of E1A / E2A w.e.f. 01.01.2007.
(ii) The pay scales E3, E4, E5 & E6 may be up-graded to E4, E5, E6 & E7 w.e.f. 01.01.2007 in respect of the cadres of Sr. SDE, AGM, DGM and SG-DGM respectively and appropriate changes may accordingly be approved in the BSNL Executive Promotion Policy.
The executives from the scales E3, E4, E5 and E6 would be simply placed to the next higher scale i.e. E4, E5, E6 & E7, most of them will not get any financial benefit even of a single penny except those whose stagnation comes to an end.
Further, it is also requested that persuasions may be done for approval of the proposal of deduction of pension contribution payable to DoT on actual pay of an executive instead of the highest of his/her pay scale. This will reduce the additional financial implications on BSNL to bare minimum as the said additional financial burden on BSNL would remain only on account of increased pay and allowances in respect of directly recruited JTOs / JAOs and a few number of DR-DGMs.
It is reliably learnt that BSNL Management is now withdrawing its earlier proposal dated 06.06.2016 and limiting replacement of Pay scales E1A by E2 and E2A by E3 only. It has caused serious frustration, resentment and agitations among the senior executives i.e. SDEs, DEs, and DGMs whose Pay scales are stagnated and they are being forced to remain in E3 Pay scales for 10 Years in violation of EPP provisions.
We strongly believe that frequent agitations are obnoxious to the viability of BSNL and put a question mark on the dealing ability of HR Management. We, therefore requested to kindly resolve the whole issue in one go considering all probable pros and cons instead of doctoring it in piecemeal.Withdrawal of BSNL’s earlier proposal dated 06.06.2016 in this regard will force us to go for agitation.
On 26-05-2017 CS & President met GM(HR & Admn.) to discuss the following:
GM informed that in the first phase 9 JTOs & 9 JEs may be released.He is suggesting this to the competent authority.
2.Request transfer cases:
We inquired about the request transfer cases pending for long time.We inquired about the cases of R.Sinha,A.Basak,P K Roy & A.Aditya.GM sir informed that the cases soon will be settled owing to joining & posting of new officers & in some cases personal application required.
3.Case of Sri P K Mondal(Faculty allowance):GM intimated us that the file is being processed & the case may be settled early.
4.Pending application of property acquisition/GPF withdrawal of Sri P K Roy: GM informed us regarding property acquisition there is some query which is to be settled,Sri Roy already has been informed,it will be settled soon. Regarding GPF withdrawal/advance from now on application should be forwarded through ESS Portal only.Some approver per BA will be designated & on 4,11 & 18 every month the cases will be forwarded to DoT cell for payment.In future the payment will be smmoth & hasslefree.
5.Application of Sri S Aigal(DGM/Central): We requested that Sri Aigal has completed one year & only one & half year left,his application for transfer to home state may be considered.GM assured that his application will be duly considered & sent to BSNL CO with the approval of Competent Authority.
6.Posting of DGM in BKP & HWH Area: We request immediate posting of DGM in Barrackpur & Howrah for better service,because these are being looked after by DGM of adjacent Area,which is very cumbersome. GM agreed to our views & assured if new DGM joins it will be considered on priority.
7.Shifting of DGM(Central) Office from 146 to 148 C R Avenue:CMTS is being shifted to TBZ building soon.So,we proposed that DGM office oc Central Area may be shifted and accommodated in that set up. GM apprceciated our view & told that PGM/CFA II has given this proposal also.Administration is considering it positively.
The meeting ended in a cordial manner & we thank GM for given us time to discuss.
An emergent meeting of the circle committee of AIBSNLEA/CTD will be held on 27/05/2017(Saturday) at 4 PM in the Association Room at RCH.All concerned are requested to attend punctually. ( click to see notice)
Cancellation of transfer order of Com.Tridip Chakraborty ,President,AIBSNLEA/CTD issued today.We are extremely thankful to our CS & OS(E)/CHQ,GM(Fin)/CTD for their co-operation. We also congratulate our beloved GS for getting it done.
On 19-05-2017 at Sujata Sadan,Hazra ,Open Session of NFTE BSNL/CTD took place,On behalf of AIBSNLEA/CTD CS,ACS & Os attended the open session.CS in his speech explained the need of all embracive unity for fighting out the conspiracy of DoT & Govt.of India to make BSNL sick.We must come forward to forge the unity & make our BSNL profit making & get our 3rd PRC benefit & other HR issues.
On 16-05-2017 A joint team of AIBSNLEA/CTD & WB Circle comprising of CS,ACSs,President of AIBSNLEA/CTD & Branch Secretary & other important members of AIBSNLEA/WB met JAO & JTO trinees in CTTC,Salt Lake in an interactive session.We gave them a clarion call to come forward & strengthen our beloved organisation actively.In brief the leaders explained the birth of AIBSNLEA as an umbrella organisation of all executives cadre of BSNL.
Both the session with JAO & JTO trainees were very spontaneous & lively.We congratulated & welcome them in our fold to enrich BSNL.
A Very Happy & Prosperous
"World Telecom Day -2017"
AIBSNLEA hope that in this Year Whole Telecom Sector will groom with all flavors/colors.
Com.V K Paramsivam,Our Ex OS/South,CHQ & dynamic leader passed away on 16-05-2017 .We deeply mourn his sad & sudden demise & convey our deepest condolence to the bereaved family. May his soul RIP.
On 15-05-2017 a section of people claiming them as Union leaders gheraoed DGM/NWO/South until 6-00 PM.After intervention ob Our Circle & Branch leaders & active role of PGM-II the gherao was withdrawn in presence of Police force.
We condemn this kind of hooliganism in office premise by which the working environment is being disrupted.We demnd strong action on behalf of management so that this type of nuisance may be prevented.
On 12th May CS attended the blood donation programme by TEU(BSNL) at Telephone Bhaban.As an esteemed guest CS was felicitated by Memento,Flower bouquet & sweets by the leadership of TEU(BSNL).CS thanked them for organising such a humane programme especially in the summer & wished all the success.More than 85 donors donated the gift of life in that camp.
We congratulate all of them & the organisers for such noble act.
CS met GM(HR & Admin) and expressed our resentment for recently issued transfer order of SDEs to RCNGN arbitrarily without maintaining any norm such as exercise of option/Senior-Junior List,etc.GM told that this order was issued by BSNL CO.CTD has not been consulted.However,efforts will be made to to relieve unwilling candidates & note in this regard will be sent to BSNL CO by the competent authority.
CS also reminded GM about long pending request transfer cases.GM assured that at the time of joining new SDEs/JTOs the cases will be considered.
DE to DGM (Engg.) promotion orders issued:
Congratulations! AIBSNLEAs consistent efforts yielded results in getting released the long awaited DE to DGM Promotion Orders. AIBSNLEA extends its sincere gratitude and thanks to CMD BSNL, Director (HR), PGM (Pers.), Jt. GM (Pers.) and his entire team for their overwhelming support and tremendous work. AIBSNLEA congratulates all the promote officers for the new assignment.
AIBSNLEA stand on replacement of existing pay scales:
AIBSNLEA has reiterated its stand on the replacement of intermediatory pay scales E1A, E2A and other scales E3,E4,E5, E6 by E2,E3,E4,E5,E6 and E7 respectively and accordingly has given a letter to CMD, BSNL and Secretary (Telecom) for reconsideration. In this connection BSNL has already sent a proposal to DoT vide letter number 1-13/2015-PAT (BSNL) dated 06.06.2016 for approval wherein-
i ) Pay scale of JTO & SDE (& equivalent executives) may be revised to E2 and E3 respectively as replacement of pre-revised scale of E1A / E2A w.e.f. 01.01.2007.
ii )The pay scales E3, E4, E5 & E6 may be up-graded to E4, E5, E6 & E7 w.e.f. 01.01.2007 in respect of the cadres of Sr. SDE, AGM, DGM and SG-DGM respectively and appropriate changes may accordingly be approved in the BSNL Executive Promotion Policy.
AIBSNLEA is demanding the same for the benefit of all executives. AIBSNLEA represents all disciplines of the executive of BSNL whether it is BSNL absorbed or BSNL recruited, hence trying for benefit of all the cadres. In case, Executive Associations do not insist upon for the approval of above BSNLs proposal then all the Executive Cadres will never forgive them. Moreover replacement of E1A by E2, E2A by E3 and subsequent pay scales E3 by E4, E4 by E5, E5 by E6 and E6 by E7 was first item in the Manifesto of AIBSNLEA for the Membership Verification held in December 2016. AIBSNLEA strongly opposed keeping one Executive in E3 Scale for ten years consequent upon revision of E1A by E2 and E2A by E3 scales.
JTO / JAO promotions will not end at the level of SDE / AO only but they will be promoted to the higher grades also. In view of this all the pay scales have to be up-graded as already accepted and recommended by the BSNL Management.
When AIBSNLEA is demanding up-gradation of scales up-to E-7 grade, how it can be unfortunate? AIBSNLEA has been demanding for the replacement of E1A by E2 and E2A by E3 but it cannot drop the demand of up-gradation of higher scales upto E7 grade since it represents all the cadres of BSNL executives.
In aforesaid proposal financial burden on BSNL towards perks & allowances of the executives would be bare minimum as the executives from the scales E3, E4, E5 and E6 would be simply placed to the next higher scale i.e. E4, E5, E6 & E7 and most of them will not get any financial benefit even of a single penny except those whose stagnation comes to an end. Hence, there would not be any cascading effect.
We therefore, just requested CMD, BSNL to insist upon DoT for approval of this proposal to resolve the problem once for all.
We have also requested BSNL Management to persuade for approval of the proposal of deduction of pension contribution payable to DoT on actual pay of an executive instead of the highest of his/her pay scale. This will reduce the additional financial implications on BSNL on account of pension contributions to bare minimum.
However, AIBSNLEA support will continue to AIGETOA for their strugle.
Circulation of fake order on replacement of E1A and E2A pay scales by E2 and E3 pay scales respectively:
GS discussed with Director (PSU) to confirm the validity of a letter send by him on 01.05.2017 regarding replacement of E1A and E2A pay scales by E2 and E3 pay scales respectively. Director (PSU) informed that NO SUCH ORDER HAS BEEN SIGNED BY HIM. It is a fake order which has been circulated fraudulently by some miscreants(!).
GS Writes to
1. Shri Anupam Srivastava, CMD BSNL regarding:
(a) The proposal for grant of replacement scales for pre-revised E1A, E2A pay scales for JTOs, SDEs & equivalent cadre – our request to send BSNL’s earlier proposal of E2, E3, E4, E5, E6 and E7 Scales for JTO, SDE, Sr. SDE, AGM, DGM and SG-DGM and equivalent posts to DoT.
(b) Request for grant of meeting to AIBSNLEA for discussion on the issue of MT Recruitment in BSNL
On behalf of AIBSNLEA/CTD we must congratulate our beloved GS for his timely communication to CMD/BSNL reminding of his commitment.Thus the sentiment & right of the seniors will be protected.This reflects the voice of members of AIBSNLEA.
So called majority Association who are always befooling executives by their juglery of words trying to escape from their futile agitation by blaming us.We advise them to oil their own machine & stop commenting on other association's democratic right.Our GS knows what is what & DR/BR will again feel the cunningness of the so called number one association very soon for sure.
Latest Status of DE to DGM(Engg.) promotion orders: GS, Advisor(North) CHQ, CS Rajasthan Circle met PGM(Pers.) & requested for issuing the DE to DGM(Engg.) promotion orders today itself. PGM(Pers.) mentioned that posting on promotion from DE to DGM(Engg.) are being finalized & after the approval of Director(HR), BSNL Board, 513 DE to DGM(Engg.) promotion orders will be issued by tomorrow. Hence, promotion orders are expected tomorrow only.
The following members retired due to superannuation on 30-04-2017:
1.Com.Biplab Pal JAO/TR & Csah- Member of AIBSNLEA/North Branch
2.Com.Sankar Sardar JAO/TR -Member of AIBSNLEA/South Branch.
3.Com.Nirmal Kumar Das SDE/BZ/OD- Branch Secretary of Central-II Branch.Com.Das will discharge his duty as BS till next conference.
WE WISH ALL THE COMRADES HAPPY,HEALTHY & PEACEFUL RETIRED LIFE !
*** The Foundation Day of AIBSNLEA on 1st May 2017***
AIBSNLEA is celebrating its 14th Foundation Day on 1st May 2017. AIBSNLEA CHQ extends warm greetings to all the Members of AIBSNLEA and well wishers on the occasion. AIBSNLEA was formally launched on 1st May, 2004 by merging of 10 DoT recognized Gr "B" Associations namely TESA (I), AFSOA, AIJTOA, AIPTCE (Gr.-'B'), AIPTEE (Gr.-'B'), AIJEA, AIPTAA, ABDRA, AITSA, BSNLEA. AIBSNLEA is in the true sense protecting the interest of BSNL Executives as well as of BSNL.
On this day, we recollect the sacrifice of the May Day martyrs. We pledge to carry forward their struggle to establish a Socialist Society, free of exploitation of man by man.
All the Circle / District Secretaries are requested to organize Special General Body Meetings, Seminars, Get-togethers, Blood Donation Camps, Telecom Melas etc. to observe the Foundation Day in a befitting manner.