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Status of AO to CAO Promotion: GS requested Director(HR), BSNL Board for issuing AO to CAO Promotion order. Director(HR) mentioned that GM(Pers.) has given some remarks in the AO to CAO promotion file which needs to be resolved. However, Director(HR) assured that shortly decisions will be taken and promotion orders will be issued.
It is observed that some officers in BSNL Corporate Office with an indifferent and biased attitude are working against Accounts & Finance cadres and stalling their justified promotions. AIBSNLEA will shortly decide the organizational action programmes to defend the ulterior motives of these over-jealous officers. Let us,keep ready for agitation programme.
Status of AO to CAO Promotions: As per the assurance given by Director(HR), BSNL Board in meeting held with AIBSNLEA on 14-11-2018 the promotion order from AO to CAO will be issued by 16-11-2018.
Meeting with GM (Pers) BSNL C.O.:-
GS, President and AGS (Finance) met GM (Pers) and discussed regarding:-
(a) AO to CAO promotion: GM (Pers) informed that Second Legal Opinion from the Sr. Advocate has been received yesterday morning and the file has been sent to Sr.GM (FP) for further necessary action.
(b) Implementation of Rule-206 on TES Group ‘B' seniority after Hon'ble Supreme Court judgment: GM(Pers.) informed that DOT has given its comments on BSNL's proposal and has advised to implement in BSNL itself ,we further pleaded that Hon'ble Supreme Court has upheld the impugned judgment of Hon'ble High Court Chandigarh and CAT Chandigarh. Accordingly, BSNL should implement the judgment in its true spirit. We further suggested that Legal Opinion from Sr.Advocate may be obtained if further clarity is required. GM (Pers.) assured to look in to the case.
c) DE to DGM (Engg.) Promotion: We requested to depute to depute DGM (Legal) from BSNL Corporate Office to Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh for the next hearing scheduled to be held on 19.11.2018. GM (Pers) assured that DGM (Legal) will be deputed for the next hearing to pursue with the BSNL’s Advocate for the vacation of the Stay order.
d) JTO to SDE Promotion: GM (Pers) informed that he will appear in the case personally in the Hon’ble High Court Kerala at Ernakulam on 30.11.2018 and will give the assurance to the Hon’ble High Court Kerala for implementing its interim order by issuing the Promotion order.
e) SDE to DE left out promotion cases: We requested for the early issuance of Promotions orders for the left out SDEs to DEs. GM (Pers) informed that due to Contempt notice against CMD in the Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh the left out SDEs cases could not be considered for Promotion. However, after the disposal of the Contempt case further action will be taken particularly for the SC &ST left out candidates.
CGM/CTD Sri S.P.Tripathi left for his new assignment at UP-West Circle on being transferred.At present Sri S.K.Garg CGM/WBTC will look after CTD.Later, Sri Biswajit Pal PGM(CM)/Odisha will take over as CGM/CTD.
On his last working day CS talked to him over phone & wished him all the success at his new place.In reply CGM thanked us for all the support extended to him.
CS's message to CGM/CTD,"Sir, Wish you all the success for your new assignment. May you have the same success as achieved in CTD. All the best Sir Subhasis Mitra CS AIBSNLEA CTD".
CGM/CTD's reply," Thanks Mitra ji. But I do not know whether I will be getting such talented team as in CTD. Thanks for all support extended wholeheartedly".
Congratulations!!! AIBSNLEA consistent efforts yielded result in getting released order regarding implementation of voluntary Group Term Insurance Scheme fro BSNL Executives....<<<Click here for order>>>>
Com.Monoj Dutta AO/TCD-I & II admitted in RKMSP with Cardiac Problem ICU.He had undergone an operation and stent is fitted.Now his condition is stable.We pray for his speedy recovery.
Successfully implemented the Rally on 14.11.2018 at Kolkata:
As per the call given by AUAB, rally was successfully conducted for the implementation of Five point Charter of demands. More than 3000 Executives & Non Executives of BSNL /CTD & WBTC were actively participated in the rally from the crossing of Mission Row & Bentick St. to Bengal Chambers of Commerce building BBD Bag. At the end of the rally, CS AIBSNLEA and other leaders of the AUAB addressed the gathering.
After the rally the AUAB Leaders sent memorandum to the office of Hon'ble Governor, WB to appraise the issue & for his kind intervention in this matter & to pursue the case with Hon'ble MOSC (I/C) for favourable action.We are thankful to our members for their active participation.
OS(E),CS & CWC member attended the Bijoya Sammilani of AIRBSNLEWA at CTO building. OS(E) & CS in their speech thanked them for their invitation & we assured always work together for the interest of the existing & the retd. executives.
Meeting with Director (HR) BSNL Board: GS, President met Director (HR) and discussed regarding
A) AO to CAO Promotion: We requested Director (HR) for the issuance of AO to CAO Promotion orders. Director (HR) informed that Second Legal Opinion from the Sr.Advocate has been received and Sr.GM (FP) has been directed to process for the issuance of AO to CAO Promotion orders. She assured an early action in this regard.
B) Settlement of AUAB Demands: Director (HR) informed that today morning at 1000 hrs Secretary(T) called her to discuss regarding the ongoing Agitation Programme of AUAB even after the meeting held on 2.11.2018. Director(HR) appraised to Secretary (T) that in the meeting held on 02.11.2018 positive assurances were given by the Secretary (T) in the presence of all the Senior Officers of DOT/BSNL to the AUAB Leaders. But on 6.11.2018 DoT issued a letter to BSNL wherein practically all the demands of AUAB have been denied in a calculated manner. After seeing the Dot letter dated 6.11.2018 Secretary(T) got annoyed and called the JS(Admin) and Director(PSU) and fired them that how such letter has been issued to BSNL without the concurrence of her good office. Secretary(T) reiterated her assurances and directed JS(A) to issue corrigendum and accordingly the DoT has sent another letter to BSNL today evening toning down the earlier letter wherein it is mentioned that DoT queries are to be immediately replied by BSNL and thereafter DoT will take immediate action on 3rd PRC recommendations, regarding Payment of Pension contribution on actual basic DoT will give a positive note to DOE and the Cabinet Note approved by Hon’ble MOSC(I/C) has been sent for Inter-Ministerial Circulation. We extended thanks to Director (HR) for her timely intervention and mentioned that AUAB will continue its Agitation Programme till the time all the demands are not settled.
Sr.GM(FP), GM(SR) and GM(SR) were also present in the meeting.
Meeting with CMD BSNL: GS, President & AGS (Finance), met CMD BSNL and discussed regarding
CS attended today the Press Conference organised by AUAB at CTO building at 2pm. Journalists from eminent newspapers attended the conference.The leaders of AUAB explained the reason for which BSNL employees & the Officers are being compelled to organise rally in the Open road opposing the step motherly attitude of Central Govt. & DoT by not granting permission to launch 4G service & negating the 3rd PRC on the plea of Non Affordability clause despite assurances given by Secy. DoT & Hon'ble MOS (I/C) . They sought the help of the journalists to appraise the problem to the General public at large.
CS along with ACS (HQ) attended the OPEN SESSION of AGM of AIGETOA on 12th Nov at 4pm in Vivekananda Auditorium, Yuva Kendra Moulali,Kolkatta. CS was greeted by Com.Deepak Sahoo, AGS/AIGETOA. We wished them all the success of the programme.
Meeting with Director (HR) BSNL Board: Meeting with Director (HR) BSNL Board: GS, AGS (Finance), AGS(DR) and CS(Delhi) met Director (HR), BSNL Board and discussed regarding
Legal opinion on SC-ST roster implementation on promotion in BSNL: GS discussed with GM(Pers.), BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi regarding 2nd legal opinion to be taken from other Senior advocate on SC/ST Roster implementation on promotion in BSNL after judgment delivered by the Hon'ble Supreme Court. GM(Pers.) informed that the draft proposal for taking 2nd Legal Opinion has been send to Director (HR), BSNL Board through CGM(Legal). He assured that after the approval of competent authority, the letter will be send to Sr. Advocate immediately. We expressed our serious concern against the delay is being caused in taking 2nd legal opinion.
AGM(Estt.-IV) writes to CGMs of AP, MH, Telegana, MP, Tamil Nadu, WB Telecom Circles for information regarding implementation of the order dated 26.08.2010 in OA No. 1282/2010 <<<<Click here for letter>>>> ....
Due to Contempt petition filed by AIBSNLEA in the Hon'ble PCAT New Delhi; CO BSNL called for information. In this regard GS AIBSNLEA has already written a letter to Director(HR), BSNL Board to withdraw the instructions issued vide CO BSNL i.e. dated 22.12.2015 and fix the Pay of EX Officiating JTOs under FR 22 I a(i) with arrears.
Today on 5th November,2018, AUAB CTD meeting was held at RJCM room. Representatives of AUAB Com. Sisir Roy, CS, BSNLEU, Com. Sekhar Majumdar, CS, NFTE, Com. Subhasis Mitra, CS, AIBSNLEA, Com. Soumya Basak, CS, AIBSNLOA, Com. Sukanti Mukherjee, VP, BSNLEU, Com. Dipakar Banerjee, AIBSNLEA and Com. Soumyendranath Ghosh, ACS, SNEA were present in the meeting. The following decisions were taken in the meeting.Com.Suibhasis Mitra CS AIBSNLEA/CTD presided over the meeting.The following decisions were taken unanimously:
1. Com. Sekhar Majumdar, wii act as Chairman, AUAB/CTD
2. Com. Sisir Roy, will act as Convenor, AUAB/CTD
3. Areawise AUAB will be formed with NFTE representative as Chairman & BSNLEU representative as Convenor,
4. Convenor, AUAB/CTD will take initiative to bring all the left out unions and associations to take part in the rally on 14th November.
5. Gate meeting at all work spot and Press meet centrally will be held on 13th November.
6. Rally will be organized from Binny Show Room(Mission Row crossing) to Esplanade at 1400 hours on 14th November.
7. Attempt to be taken for submission of memorandum to Governor, WB.
All workers executives and non executives are requested to make this rally a historic one. All BS,COBs and other leaders are requested to ensure hundred per cent participation.
Meeting between the Secretary, Telecom and the AUAB:
A meeting between Ms.Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary, Telecom and the All Unions and Associations of BSNL(AUAB) was held today.
Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS/BSNLEU, Com.Chandeswar Singh, GS/NFTE, Com.K.Sebastin, GS/SNEA, Com. Prahlad Rai,GS/AIBSNLEA, Com. Ravi Shil Verma, GS/, AIGETOA, Com. Suresh Kumar,GS/BSNL MS, Com. Revti Prasad, AGS/BSNL ATM, Com. Rashid Khan, AGS/TEPU and Com.H.P.Singh, Dy.GS/BSNL OA participated in the talks on behalf of the AUAB.
From the DoT, Ms. Anuradha Mitra/Member(Finance), Shri Ravi Kant/ Member(Services), Shri.N.Sivasailam/Special Secretary and Shri R. K. Khandelwal/ Joint Secretary(Admn) Shri Pawan Gupta,Director (PSU),Shri Sanjay Agarwal,Director(Esst) of participated.
Meeting with CMD BSNL.:-
GS, President, AGS (Finance) and AGS (DR) met CMD BSNL and discussed regarding
(a) Holding of CPC to promote the eligible executives in the next grade: CMD BSNL further mentioned that let the contempt cases be settled thereafter the CPC's will be considered.
Regarding CAO to DGM (F) promotion: We requested CMD BSNL to allow promotion since the sufficient vacant DGM(F) Posts are there and eligible candidates are less. CMD assured to discuss the matter with the Dir(HR) for early promotion.
On the issue of AO to CAO promotion;We requested for his kind intervention to direct the concern officers for issuing early promotion orders, since the CPC has been completed two months before, CMD assured to look into the matter.
(b) Viability of BSNL: We expressed our concern against non-releasing of funds to the circles even for operation and maintenance purpose. It is reported by circles that electric connection of Telephone Exchanges are disconnected due to non-payment of electricity bills, vendor payments are not being released for the last 6-7 months, Tower sites rent payments are not being paid, medical bills of BSNL employees and retirees are not paid etc. It has caused serious problems in field units. CMD BSNL appreciated our concern and mentioned that due to financial constraints this situation has arisen, However, it's a temporary phase for 2-3 months after that situation will change. Thus we have to put our all efforts during these 2-3 months' time to face the situation .He also mentioned that Govt. is now allocating 4-G Spectrum to BSNL This will help to BSNL. CMD also mentioned that it is instructed to all senior officers to visit exchanges on day of Diwali whichever place they available on Diwali. This will give positive massage to customers that BSNL is working even on Holidays and festivals.
Meeting with Sr.GM (Estt.)BSNL CO. :
GS, President, AGS (Finance) and AGS (DR) met Sr.GM (Estt.) and discussed regarding implementation of FR22(I)a(i) for pay fixation of officiating JTO's as per the judgements of Hon'ble CAT Ernakulum bench upheld by Hon'ble High Court Kerala and Hon'ble Supreme Court .Also requested to withdraw the reference of BSNL CO. letter dated 22.12.2015 immediately for the true implementation of the court Judgement's GM(Estt.) assured to look into the matter.
Meeting with GM (Pers) BSNL CO.:-
GS, President, AGS (Finance) and AGS (DR) met GM (Pers) and discussed regarding:-
(a) AO to CAO promotion: We requested GM(Pers.) to decide the policy on SC/ST roaster implementation in BSNL as the AO to CAO promotion case is pending for want of policy. GM(Pers.) mentioned that 2nd legal opinion of another Sr. Advocate is being taken by sending a draft proposal by explaining the Hon'ble Supreme Court judgements and available DOP&T orders. He assured to send a letter to Sr. Advocate today itself.
(b) Implementation of Rule-206 on TES Group ‘B' seniority after Hon'ble Supreme Court judgement:GM(Pers.) informed that DOT has given its comments on BSNL's proposal and has advised to implement in BSNL itself ,we further pleaded that Hon'ble Supreme Court has upheld the impugned judgement of Hon'ble High Court Chandigarh. Accordingly, BSNL should implement the judgement in its true spirit. GM (Pers.) assured to examine the case.
(c) Restructuring of AD(O/L) Cadre: We extended thanks for issuing the AD(O/L) Cadre restructuring order, but requested to clarify the date of effect of implementation .GM(Pers.) assured to look into the matter.
(d) Consideration of some request transfer of executives: We requested for the consideration of some request /tenure transfer cases of SDEs/DEs/ DGMs on genuine grounds. GM (Pers.) assured to look into the matter for early consideration.
GS writes to Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL regarding allotment of funds for OPEX & Staff claims <<<Click here for letter>>>
Meeting With Director (HR) BSNL Board:
Director (HR) further mentioned that now it depends on AUAB leaders that how they plead the issues to Secretary (T) for their settlement. She told that DoT should help BSNL for its revival in the present scenario.
The following Comrades of AIBSNLEA/CTD are retiring due to Superannuation today.We pray for their happy, peaceful, healthy and active life after retirement.
1)Com.Phani Bhusan Naskar PA to AGM/Admin : Member of South Branch
2)Com.Ruma Paul CAO/HCU: Member of TB Branch
3)Com.Swapan Kumar Sarkar AO/East-IV : Member of TBZ Branch
4)Com.Rajat Subhra Maitra SDE/Admin/Central : Member of Central Branch
5)Com.Subir Banerjee PS to DGM/(NWO-N) : Member of North Branch,he was ACS for two consecutive terms.
6) Com.Kamal Kr. Das PA to DE/Circus: Member of Central Branch,present ACS, he will continue till next Conference.
7)Com.Prabir Dutta AO/ITPC/Kolkata:Member of North Branch
GM(SR), BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi writes to DDG(SR), DoT with a copy to Representatives of AUAB regarding meeting with representatives of AUAB on dated 02.11.2018 at 05.00 PM <<<Click here for letter>>>
AUAB agitation Progromme dated 30.10.2018 - One Day Dharna: One day Dharna Call of AUAB agitation programme was successfully implemented on 30.10.2018 in Calcutta Telephones at Telephone Bhavan . CS, President and OS(E) were present one day Dharna programme alongwith a large no.of general members BS,BP and other COBs. Large number of members of all Unions/Associations participated in the one day Dharna programme. CS AIBSNLEA /CTD and OS(E) addressed the gathering and mentioned in details about the need of agitation Programme and status of all the issues of demand of charters etc. ....
Rectt. Cell of BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi issued notification regardingholding of LICE JTO(T) under 50% quota for VY 2016-17 and 2017-18 for vacancies upto 31.03.2018....<<<Click here for order>>>
DGM(SEA), BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi issued order regarding appointment of 'Junior Accounts Officer on Probation' under DR quota consequent on completion of 11 weeks of pre-appointment training on 26.10.2018 ...<<<Click here for order>>>
Group Term Insurance Committee Meeting: AIBSNLEA was invited for the Group Term Insurance Committee Meeting held at Corporate Office, BSNL, New Delhi at 1500 hrs today. President AGS (Fin) and AGS (DR) attended the meeting. GTI Committee meeting was conducted under the Chairmanship of Sr. GM (Estt). Committee members GM (Trg) & GM(CA) participated in the meeting. The Committee meeting held today to finalize the proposal & various modalities of GTI scheme for BSNL Executives.
As directed By GS we have to participate in full fledged way in tomorrow 's Dharna Programme in TELEPHONE Bhavan from 12 to 4 PM called by AUAB. All BS BP and other leaders are requested to ensure 100 % participation of members. Please Organise.
CS AIBSNLEA CTD
Today Leaders of AUAB/CTD submitted memorandam to CGM/CTD and intimated about the ensuing call given by AUAB/CHQ.In a little discussion we apprised CGM Sir that BSNL is facing some sort of uneven situation by not allotting 4G spectrum and not permitting to take loan from banks and especially step-motherly attitude from Govt.of India.As a result of it BSNL is being succumbed gradually.He appreciated our view and justifications but appealed beside agitation for demands we should try hard to improve our service to grab the market share and to survive.(see memorandum)
Update on DE to DGM Case: The case was heard in Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh and posted for 19.11.2018 clubbing all similar cases.
Congratulations!!! AIBSNLEA persistent efforts yielded result in getting released order regarding amendment / Modification in the Recruitment Rules 2005 of Rajbhasha Adhikari consequent upon up-gradation of pay scale of AD (OL) / Rajbhasha Adhikari from E-1 to E-2 - <<<<Click here for order>>>
This issue was taken by AIBSNLEA only & finally succeeded in getting resolved the issue.
Proposed AUAB Meeting with Secy(T), DoT: Today morning at 10.30 AM Secy(T), DoT hold a meeting with CMD BSNL, Director(HR) & GM(SR) wherein Secy(T) wanted to discuss the demands of AUAB with General Secretaries of AUAB but all the GSs were not available at Delhi thus the next meeting is fixed upon 2nd Nov., 2018 at 17.00Hrs in DoT with Secy(T), DoT.
In today’s meeting Secy(T) mentioned that DoT is seriously implementing all the assurances given by Hon’ble MOSC (l/C) to AYUB Leaders in the meeting held on 24th Feb., 2018. Secy(T) DoT further informed that before 2nd Nov., 2018 Cabinet Note on 3rd PRC implementation in BSNL and 4G Spectrum allocation to BSNL will be ready for further necessary action.
DoT recommendations on payment of pension contributions on actual basic pay of BSNL employees will be send to DOE for clearance shortly. Pension revision of BSNL pensioners is also under active consideration. Secy(T) DoT advised CMD BSNL & Director(HR), BSNL Board to inform this status to all the leaders of AUAB. Secy(T) will be on tour from 29th Oct.,, 2018 to 1st Nov., 2018 thus the meeting is fixed up on 2ndNov., 2018. <<<<Click here for the appeal of GM(SR), BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi>>>>
Press release of the AUAB, to be issued to the media, in the "Press Meets" to be conducted on 29.10.2018:
A meeting of AUAB CTD & WBTC jointly held in the RJCM room at TB on 26-10-2018.
CP & ACS represented AIBSNLEA CTD in the meeting. CS was not present due to official preoccupation.
The following decisions were taken in the meeting to implement the CHQ program.
1. On 29th october gate meeting will be at every division and at 1300 hours intimation will be given to CGM by AUAB.
2. On 30th October Dharna will be conducted at Telephone Bhawan from 1200 hours to 1600 hours.
3. Press meet will be on 13th November.
4. On 14th November A Rally will be organized from Binny Shop to Esplanade at 1400 hours by AUAB.
All Circle and Branch leadership are requested to organise members to take part in the programme of AUAB.
1.On 29th Local leadership at every division will address the gate meetin