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23-02-2021

Meeting with CMD BSNL & Board of Directors:

Today GS AIBSNLEA, AGS (HQ), AGS (Fin) and CHQ-Auditor met Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL and discussed  as detailed below:

At the outset, we have informed the CMD BSNL that AIBSNLEA is going to hold its Central Working Committee (CWC) Meeting in Kerala on 6th and 7th of March, 2021 at Trivandrum. We invited CMD to participate in the Open Session of CWC Trivandrum as “Chief Guest” and to address the gathering under the Caption of “Revival & Survival of BSNL” on 6th March, 2021 (Saturday). CMD BSNL convey his Best Wishes for the CWC Meet and mentioned that despite of his busy schedule, he assured that he will definitely try to come and attend the CWC Meeting Open Session on 6th March and will deliver his message to the BSNL employees to work hard for the  Revival & Survival of BSNL in the current cut throat competition in the Telecom Sector.

 

2) Restructuring/ Manpower Planning : We had a detailed discussion with CMD regarding Restructuring/ Manpower Plan and handed over AIBSNLEA Suggestions and views vide Letter dated 19.2.2021 along with details & full justification in respect of different cadres/posts to be provisioned (i.e., the sufficient numbers of Executives) in Operational Area Offices, BAs, Circle Offices & Corporate Office and requested to intervene in the matter since the justified number of Posts  have not been provided by the Restructuring Cell in the proposed Manpower Planning/Restructuring Organisational Chart. CMD BSNL assured to look into our suggestions before finalization of the same.

(i) Justification for Posting of CAO & DGM (Fin)/IFA <<<Click here for letter>>>  <<Annexure-I & II>>

(ii) Justification for Provision of AGM & DGM (Engg.) <<Click here for letter>>

 

3) Consideration of Regular Promotions in all the Cadres: We requested CMD for the consideration and immediate issuance of Promotion orders in all the Disciplines/Cadres by giving one time relaxation in the Qualifying Service, wherever required for those who are drawing Higher Scales, to manage the acute shortage in the Field Units as well as in the Administrative Offices of BSNL so as to maintain the vast Telecom Network, OFC, Telephone Exchanges etc., in an efficient manner instead of Look-After arrangement. After patient hearing CMD BSNL mentioned that Management is planning to consider the Promotions in all the Cadres after the finalisation of Restructuring/ Manpower Planning shortly.

 

4. Non remittance of SAB recovered from monthly Salary of  Apr’ 2020 to Dec’ 2020: We brought to the notice of CMD that SAB Benefits in respect of DRs of BSNL recovered from the monthly Salary of Apr’2020 to Dec’2020 has not been remitted to the Concern Authorities, resulting in non receipt of Pensionery benefits by the Retired Officials. CMD mentioned that due to heavy financial crunch and  dip in revenue, the amount has not been remitted. However he assured to look in to the matter.

 

5. Discrimination in consideration of request transfers of Accounts Personnel: We brought to the kind attention of CMD that request transfers in respect of Accounts Personnel has not been considered  by the Management for the past 8 months in the name of Restructuring,  whereas request transfers have been considered in all other cadres. We also explained CMD BSNL about the problems being faced by the Accounts Personnel without family in other Circles for more than 3 years due to Covid-19 and requested him to consider the cases on Humanitarian grounds and issue necessary instructions to the concerned Authorities for issuance of transfer orders. CMD after patient hearing advised us to discuss the issue with Director (Fin)/Director (HR) and also assured to looked into.

 

6. Free Corona Vaccine to BSNL Employees treating them as Frontline workers:  CMD BSNL mentioned that as per the request of AIBSNLEA Letter dated 5.1.2021 and discussion on 8.1.2021, he has already taken up the issue with the Secretary(T) in the the interest of BSNL Employees. He further assured that he will take up the issue with the Secretary (H&FW) through Secretary (T). 

 

7.Compensation and Financial Assistance to the family members of deceased BSNL Employees due to Covid-19: We requested CMD BSNL to consider the Compensation and Financial Assistance to the family members of deceased BSNL Employees due to Covid-19 since AIBSNLEA is requesting the BSNL Management for the past 7 months to consider the same on Humanitarian Grounds. CMD BSNL mentioned that the proposal was discussed in the BSNL Board Meeting in length but not considered due to heavy financial crunch.

 

We further met Director (HR), Director (CFA), Director (CM), Director (EB) and Director (Fin) and invited them to participate in the Open Session of CWC meeting to be held at Trivandrum (Kerala) as Guest of Honours. All the Directors have accepted our invitation & conveyed their Best Wishes and assured that if physical presence (due to Corona as well as their busy schedule) is not possible they will address the CWC  through Online.

 

We handed over  AIBSNLEA suggestions and views regarding Restructuring Plan vide Letter dated 19.2.2021 to all the Board of Directors and requested them to consider our suggestions while it is coming for discussion and approval in the M.C. and BSNL Board Meeting .

11-02-2021

 BSNL CO issued order regarding  Change of name of merged Non-Territorial NCNGN & BBNW circles <<<Click here for letter>>

10-02-2021

 Meeting with Shri R.K. Goyal, PGM (Pers) CO BSNL and discussed regarding:

(a) Provisional Seniority list No.9 of SDE(T): As assured by the PGM (Pers.) earlier to call AIBSNLEA for discussion about the Seniority list No 9 of SDE(T), today PGM (Pers.) called AIBSNLEA to submit our views regarding the Provisional Seniority list No.9 of SDE(T) issued by the Pers. branch on 10.08.2020. We have presented our views before the PGM (Pers.) and handed over the copy of letter addressed to CMD BSNL, wherein we have categorically mentioned that the Provisional Seniority List No. 9 is not prepared purely on the basis of the date of joining in accordance with the judgment pronounced by Hon’ble Supreme Court, and Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh but it is prepared on the basis of Date of Joining within the vacancy Year. Any RR amendment is applicable from that date (that is Prospective in nature) but not on retrospectively i.e., w.e.f. 28.08.2015 only. 

PGM (Pers.) mentioned that after taking the views from all the Stakeholders and going through the Rulings, Laws, RRs & Amendments therein and Court Judgements, the discrepancies will be removed and the list will be finalized purely as per the Law & Rules only.  <<Click here for GS letter>>

(b) JTO to SDE (T) Promotions:  We enquired about the status of JTO (T) to SDE promotion. PGM (Pers) mentioned after a long and detailed hearing the Judgement has been kept reserved and we are waiting for the Judgement Copy from Hon’ble CAT Jabalpur. Personnel branch is trying its best for early issuance of the Promotion orders from JTO (T) to SDE (T).

 (c) Request for consideration of immediate Regular Promotions in all the Cadres: GS appraised the PGM (Pers) that thousands of Executives already drawing Higher Scales are working in the entry level grade of JTO equivalent and waiting for their Promotions for the years together. AIBSNLEA has continuously pursuing and requesting the BSNL Management for the issuance of Regular Promotion Orders in all Cadres. We strongly oppose any look-after arrangement in higher grade but we demand immediate promotions on ‘Regular Basis’. 

PGM (Pers) mentioned that the Regular Promotion issue is under consideration with the BSNL Management but due to various Court Cases and Restructuring Plan pending, it is not immediately possible. Regarding Restructuring Plan, necessary presentation to the Management has been given by M/s Deloittee and now it is to be discussed internally within the Management and after due approval from the Board, it will be implemented. Further, Management is trying to sort out the Regular promotion issue with a workable solution acceptable to all through discussions.

    (d) Consideration of request transfers in the Cadre of Accounts Officer:- We appraised PGM (Pers.) that AIBSNLEA has discussed the transfer issue with the CMD BSNL and Director (Finance) and requested to consider the long pending request transfers in the Cadre of AO. We informed that Accounts Personals are waiting for their request transfers since long whereas the transfer orders in other cadres are being issued regularly.

    PGM (Pers) mentioned that he is also finding out the time to meet and discuss with Director (Fin). The transfer orders will be issued after getting clearance from the Competent Authority soon

05-02-2021

Our Circle secretary write a letter to CGM/WBTC regarding Poor Internet connection at circle office and also customer end. Also customer face poor Internet speed. < Click here for Letter>

04-02-2021

:Meeting with Director(Finance), BSNL Board

 

Today GS AIBSNLEA, AGS (Fin) and CHQ(Auditor) met  Ms. Yojana Das, Director(Finance), BSNL Board and discussed regarding:

(a) Consideration of request transfers in the Cadre of Accounts Officers:

(b) AO to CAO “Status Quo” case pending in Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh:

(c) Long pending outstanding dues receivable from DoT :

Details of the meeting: <Click here>

03-02-2021

AIBSNLEA CHQ is hereby notified that the Central Working Committee meeting of All India Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd Executives’ Association will be held on 6th & 7th March’2021 in the Hotel Prasanth, PMG Junction, Trivandrum- 695033 (Kerala) ….<<<Click here for CWC Notice>>>

Further clarifications, if any, in this regard may kindly be obtained from Com. V.Shaji, Circle Secretary, AIBSNLEA Kerala Circle [Mobile no.09446450450].

After the formation of Accommodation / Reception Committee the contact details will be published on CHQ Web-site.

 

Dear Comrades!  It has been decided to conduct CWC Meeting at Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) on 6th and 7th March 2021. All the CHQ Office Bearers, Circle Secretaries, Circle Presidents and CWC Members are requested to book their onward and return tickets accordingly. Notification in this regard will be issued shortly after fixing the Meeting Venue and Accommodation. 

26-01-2021

22-01-21

Our Circle body with CS Amit Kumar Mukherjee welcome to our WBTC CGM Mr. Tamal Mitra.

 

BSNL CO issued order/reminders/instructions regarding

1) Group Term Insurance for BSNL Executives- Guidelines for annual renewal of the scheme w.e.f. 01.03.2021    <<<Click here for reminder>>>   <<< Click here for Guidelines>>>

2) Recovery of dues other than Government dues from the retirement benefits of BSNL VRS 2019 scheme retired employees.   <<<Click here for letter>>>

3) Details regarding number of candidates joined as JTOs through JTO(T) LICE for the vacancy year 2016-17 and 2017-18, category wise.   <<<Click here for letter>>>

 

BSNL CO issued order regarding postponement of offline conduction of all training programmes till March-2021.….<<<Click here for letter>>>>

Due to Consistent and continuous efforts of AIBSNLEA this orders is issued by the BSNL Management. AIBSNLEA convey its sincere thanks to Director (HR), BSNL Board  and Sr.GM( Trg & SR), BSNL CO.

GS writes to Director (HR) regarding conduction of JTO Ph-II Training on Online Mode scheduled in Jan./Feb., 2021.

Com. GS, AIBSNLEA today discussed with Sr.GM (Training) CO BSNL to convert the JTO Phase-II Training scheduled to be started from 15.02.2021 on Physical Mode to Online Mode due to COVID-19 Pandemic.  In this regard, GS AIBSNLEA already written a letter to Director (HR) and discussed the issue on 23.12.2020 itself. Sr GM (Training) assured to issue the orders for JTO Ph-II training on Online Mode.

<<<Click here for GS letter dt 23.12.2020>>>         <<<letter dt 20.01.2021>>>

12-01-2021

 BSNL CO issued instructions regarding payments of final installment of ex-gratia in respect of retirees of BSNL VRS-2019…..<<<Click here for order>>>

 BSNL News in Media

(i) BSNL, MTNL turns EBITDA positive within 1 year of approval of revival plan by Union Cabinet…<<<Click here for detail news>>>

 BSNL CO issued instructions regarding Posting of Office Bearers of Executives’  Associations as    BA/ Unit Head <<Click here for letter>>>

 GS writes to The Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding consideration of request transfers in the Cadre of AOs <<<Click here for letter>>>

06-01-2020

GS writes Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL regarding Free Corona Vaccine to BSNL Employees treating them as Frontline workers-<<<Click here for letter>>>

04-01-2021

New Year wishes with AIBSNLEA Diary & Calender to CGM, WBTC by our West Bengal Circle Body presented by Our CS. Mr. Amit Kumar Mukherjee, President Biswajit Sarkar and others.

 

 GS writes reminder letters to Shri. P. K. Purwar ji, CMD, BSNL regarding

(i) Request for conduction of LICE from eligible Asstt. Managers to Dy. Manager (CSS Cadre) from the Vacancy Year 2015 onwards……<<<<Click here for letter>>>

(ii) Non-Creation of the Trust/Fund for Post Retirement Medical Benefit (PRMB- Trust) for the Direct Recruits Employees of BSNL   <<<Click here for letter>>>

(iii) Request for immediate conduction of LDCE – 33% quota as per SDE(T) RR from the Vacancy Year 2011-12 onwards – <<<Click here for letter>>>

02-01-2020
DoT issued instructions regarding running of mobile network of MTNL by BSNL as its outsource agency…<<<Click here for letter>>>>
01-01-2021

Dear Friends and Well Wishers!

We learnt a lot of lessons in 2020, faced lot of problems and lost so many livelihoods throughout the World due to COVID-19. But we can’t forget the year -2020 in which BSNL has been revived with Rs.8500 Cr Sovereign Guarantee Bonds, VRS of our beloved friends, non getting of Regular Promotions, non allotment of 4G Spectrum and non finalisation of 4G Tender.

However, AIBSNLEA and BSNL will Focus on what we have rather than what we don’t have. We will fight together and make BSNL to regain it’s original pristine Glory and grow to another level.

AIBSNLEA always fight for the due and legitimate rights of BSNL Executives.

AIBSNLEA wishes that the New Year 2021 will born with new Happiness and Glory to keep the Mankind Healthy,  Wealthy and Peaceful all over the World.

WISH YOU & YOUR FAMILY A HAPPY, HEALTHY NEW YEAR – 2021

………Regards………GS AIBSNLEA

30-12-2020

BSNL News in Media

(i) Liquidity crunch: BSNL slips on clearing vendor dues….<<<Click here for detailed news>>>

(ii) DoT may seek PMO help over BSNL 4G tender………<<<Click here for detailed news>>>

21-12-2020

GS writes to The Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding JAO (DR) – 2018 Batch – Phase III Training – Online Mode w.e.f. 21.12.2020 <<<Click here for letter >>>   <<<CS TN Circle letter>>>

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