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All the  Branch Secretaries are requested to immediate coordinate with their counter part  Branch Secretary of AIGETOA to form the  Branch  level coordination Committees for mobilization / to face the referendum of Majority Executive Association in BSNL and also for the settlement of day to day problems of the Members of AIBSNLEA / AIGETOA together.











It is possible for us to bring out JAO to AO
Promotion up to 2010 Batch.But,JTOs of 1995 Batch
onwards are still waiting for SDE Promotion because
of Unnecessary MAN MADE Court cases.


 - CS/WB





    BSNL Corporate office issued letter regarding promotion  of AOs/Sr.AOs to the grade of STS on ad-hoc basis wherein a proposal to conduct CPC for promotion to the grade of STS in Telecom Finance on adhoc basis in respect of eligible Accounts Officers as per BSNL MS Recruitment Rules-2009, which is presently under consideration of BSNL Management.                                                                <<<Click here for letter>>>>   <<<Click here for list in pdf>>>>     <<<Click here for list in excel>>>>

Status of JTO(T) to SDE(T) Promotion case in Hon'ble High Court Ernakulam: The case is postponed to 05.03.2015 due to some other case hearing which will continue for two more days.


Two days strike on 21st, 22nd April, 2015, instead of indefinite strike from 17th March, 2015 – Forum of BSNL unions/Associations decision on 27-02-2015. <<< Click Here >>>




Com. P Venugopal, President in his opening remark mentioned that more than 35000 signature have been obtained and submitted to the Hon’ble PM.  The Parliament March was a successful.  The presence of the CMD in the meeting on 25.2.2015 was successful and a great achievement for all of us.  This could happen just because of  the relation of our GS with the CMD.  He mentioned that membership collection is very very poor and sad.  It is noticed that the circles are not keen on collecting the subscription is very much clear.  Regular meetings are not conducted by the circles and subscriptions are not collected regularly.  It is very much difficult to meet the day to day expenditure of the CHQ.  Now a time has come, if we do not improve the financial condition, the status of AIBSNLEA will be similar to that of BSNL.  We are not shouldering our responsibility.


The agenda item were discussed and approved.


After the self-introduction and observing two minutes silence in the memory of departed comrades, the GS report was presented.


In the report GS mentioned that the meeting here at New Delhi for the Central Office Bearers, Advisors and Circle Secretaries meeting of AIBSNLEA, after All India Conference at Nashik from 10th  November, 2013 to 12th November, 2013 and CWC Meeting held ay Hyderabad in August,2015. In today’s meeting, we shall have the objective assessment of the efforts that we have initiated and the result that we could achieve after CWC Meet Hyderabad. We may also like to decide here the future plan of actions on Organisational Matters, Membership Verification of Executives Associations, Viability of BSNL & Status of long pending HR issues.


GS mentioned that this Central Office Bearers, Advisors and Circle Secretaries Meeting is being held at the most crucial period at New Delhi when BSNL has notified referendum of majority Executives’ Associations and election is decided to be held in May’2015. BSNL is incurring losses for the last five years and may further face loss in this year. After CWC Meeting, Hyderabad, all the resolutions were immediately submitted to BSNL Management and DoT administration for settlement. All the issues of importance have been discussed in the informal meetings with Secretary DoT/CMD BSNL and other Sr. Officers of DoT/BSNL. But still many issues remains unresolved.  


He also mentioned in his report that in the Organisational front, we are to ascertain that Circles/Branches are functioning well by holding regular Branch/Circle elections and all the organisational action calls given by CHQ are implemented successfully. The membership has increased at Branches / Circles and some more efforts are required to enroll more & more executives to strengthen the Association, in view of the proposed membership verification of executive association. CHQ/Circle quota payment has to be ensured. There should be critical examination of our strength and weaknesses, so that proper corrective measures, wherever necessary, could be decided.


He also mentioned that we are to discuss the status of HR issues related to various cadres, which are to be taken up by AIBSNLEA at the appropriate level. Settlement of the issues is too judged on proper perspective, so that the unresolved issues could be planned to get resolved expeditiously.


BSNL's very existence and its viability is one of the important issue which need a thorough discussion. Performance of BSNL in all fronts have to be analyzed properly. We shall have to analyze, why the growth of BSNL is not up to our expectations and come out with concrete proposals to make BSNL a strong and viable Organisation. Implementation of ERP needs detailed discussions.


GS stated that the Confidence building measures in customers shall have to be given priority. Strategies are to be evolved for more revenue generation and its collection. This meeting may suggest reducing the operational cost and stoppage of unwanted expenditures. Delay in procurement of material i.e. drop wire, SIM cards, PIJF Cables/Jointing kits, MLLN/CPE Modems etc is adversely affecting the growth of BSNL and arbitrary deployment of ITS officers in BSNL are also matters of serious concern to all of us. This meeting should decide the definite line of action to get resolve the long pending issues and burning items related to viability of BSNL.


GS also stated that implementation of the assured Promotional Avenue i.e. CPSU Cadre hierarchy, implementation of E-2 & E-3 IDA pay scales to JTO/SDE equivalent executives, BSNL’s HR Plan will take the centre stage during the discussions in this meeting. We are aware that the Management is not ready to implement CPSU Cadre hierarchy and E-2, E-3 standard IDA Pay scales. This meeting would also like to adopt time bound action plan to get the issue sorted out once for all.


GS mentioned that this would  certainly be an important meeting before referendum. During the period, after 4th All India Conference, Nashik, Maharastra Circle and CWC Meeting at Hyderabad. AIBSNLEA’s consistent and untiring efforts yielded result in getting settled many issues. There had been numerous important developments which needs thorough and critical examination.


GS in his report requested to discuss the organizational status and activities of the association, mainly covering the period since Aug’2014 after CWC Meet Hyderabad. 


The report were discussed para by para in detail on the following points.


1.    Membership


2.    Contribution towards legal fund


3.    Membership verification of the Executives Association in BSNL:


4.    Regular Election of Branch/Circle Body of AIBSNLEA


5.    Journal/Circular/Website


6.    Publication of BSNL Executives’ Diary – 2015


7.    Welfare Scheme


All the Organising secretaries briefed about the functioning of the circles within their jurisdiction.


Circle Secretaries have also reported about the activities of the circles.


Com. Amit Gupta in his speech welcomed Com. Udayasuryan back to the AIBSNLEA.  He requested Udayasurayan

to take similar action in Tamil Nadu to re-organisation and efforts to get the AIBSNLOA merged to AIBSNLEA.  

Many other circles AIBSNLOA is already merged. 


GS appreciated the decision of Com Udayasuryan to coming back to the AIBSNLEA by amalgamating the

AIBSNLOA and the strength of the AIBSNLEA, Chennai Telephones has increased.  The house welcomed the

decision of the Com. Udayasuryan.


GS also briefed about the activities and meetings of various circles and its performances.


All the O.Ss will have to ensure that the circle conferences and meetings are conducted by the circles under their



The following HR issued were discussed and status were also briefed by the G.S.


Implementation of Executives Promotion Policy in BSNL, Implementation of CPSU cadre hierarchy- Change of designations on each Time Bound upgradation on functional basis, Date of effect of Implementation of revised IDA Pay Scales for the Executives w.e.f. 1.10.2000, Settlement of Pay anomaly cases wherein senior Executives are drawing less pay than their juniors, Amendment in BSNL MSRRs allowing Diploma holders to the promotion of EE, Management Trainees Recruitment Rule-2009, HR Plan of BSNL, CPCs to fill up the vacant JAG, STS Group ‘A’ & Group ‘B’ Grade posts in BSNL on adhoc/ Regular basis, JTO (T)  to SDE (T) CPC against seniority cum fitness quota (67%), LDCE form JTO (T) to SDE (T), CPC from SDE (T) to DE Regular, CPC form DE (T) to DGM (Engg.), CPC from JAO to AO, CPC from AO to CAO Regular, CPC from AO to CAO (Adhoc), CPC from CAO to DGM (F) , CPC from JTO (E) to SDE (E), CPC from SDE(C/E) to EE(C/E), CPC from EE(E) to SE(E), CPCs from SE to CE and CE to Sr. CE, CPCs to fill up vacant AEs(Arch) and SDEs(Arch) Posts, CPC from JTO(C) to SDE(C), CPC from EE (Civil) to SE (Civil), Promotion orders from Assistants to Section officers and personal Assistant to Private Secretaries in the erstwhile CSS and CSSS, Issue of promotion order from JTOs (TF) to SDEs (TF) on regular basis, SDE (TF) to DE/AGM (TF) and DE to DGM (TF), Withdrawal of the system/practice of Local Officiating Arrangement or Local Officiating Promotion in BSNL and Introduction of Look After arrangement by Executives, Serious anomalies in the TES Gr. ‘B’ officers’ seniority lists, Implementation of E-2, E-3 standard IDA Pay scales to JTO and SDE equivalent executives in BSNL, Restructuring of AD (OL) Cadre, Regularization of offg. JTOs, Allowing to exercise option to Departmental JAOs on their promotion, Antedating of pay -  anomaly due to accrual of increment of Junior earlier than the senior after fixation of pay in revised pay scale implementation of 2nd PRC, Implementation of DPE order for payment of 78.2% IDA fitment benefit w.e.f. 01.01.2007 in BSNL, Grievances of PA/ Stenographers’ cadre  viz. Post based promotions for P.A/P.S, Common Recruitment Rules & Nomenclature, Introduction of Promotion Policy for Stenos (Dying cadre), EPF Statement of BSNL recruited Employees, Superannuation benefits to directly recruited employees as per DPE guidelines, Meetings of Staff welfare Board / Sports & Cultural Board BSNL, Payment of pension contribution of the IDA pay scales, Deployment of ITS Group ‘A’ Officers in BSNL,


The issue of officiating JTOs were discussed in detail.   The list of officiating JTOs should be submitted in writing in the AIBSNLEA letter pad to the CHQ for necessary action.


The following Other Organizational Activities were also discussed.


Establishment of Association office and permanent assets, Winding-up of all constituent Associations, etc.


Detailed discussions and deliberations were taken on the issues like Organisational Action programmes, Functioning of United Forum of BSNL Executives Associations and Joint Forum of BSNL Unions & Associations:


GS mentioned that the Forum of BSNL Unions & Associations of Non-Executives and Executives had organised several agitational programmes to pressurise government and Management to take decisions for the Revival of BSNL. The Forum has put the following demands before the Govt. for the revival of BSNL. But so far no action is taken by Govt. and Management on these issues.


Charter of Demands:


1)       Fill the posts of CMD/BSNL and Directors.


2)       Stop formation of subsidiary companies of BSNL.


3)       Grant Compensation for loss on landlines for rural area service.


4)       Procure of equipment for development, expansion and better service. Focus on laying OF cable to strengthen transmission network.


5)       Transfer all its Assets to BSNL


6)       Drop proposal for Merger of BSNL and MTNL.


7)       Allow Spectrum Liberalisation and Trading by BSNL.


8)       Fix Pension Contribution on actual basic pay instead of maximum of the pay scale for employees absorbed BSNL.


9)       Reject TRAI recommendation in to surrender 1.2 MHz spectrum in premium 900 MHz band by BSNL.


10)   Reject M/s Deloittee Consultant recommendations


11)   Free allotment of spectrum to BSNL


12)   Provide financial assistance to BSNL to expand network.


13)   BBNL should be merged with BSNL


14)   BSNL should start 4G Services.


15)   Refund of BWA spectrum charges to BSNL for the surrendered spectrum.


16)   Grant of 78.2% IDA merger fixation for pre-2007 and post-2007 Pensioners.


17)   Pension Revision of BSNL Pensioners


18)   Fresh Recruitment of Staff.


19)   BSNL service to be mandatory to Central Government, State Government and PSUs.


20)   Mandatory purchase of equipments from ITI to be scrapped.


21)   Implement cabinet decision on 30% superannuation benefits to BSNL direct recruited employees.


GS appreciated every one for participating in the Parliament March and making it a grant success which has been attended by thousands of BSNL Workers on 25th February, 2015.


Indefinite Strike from 17th March, 2015.  GS requested everybody and mobile and organize for the indefinite strike and making it a grand success.


In the Conclusion GS extended his thanks to the comrades of Delhi Circle & BSNL Corporate Office Circle for making arrangements for holding this meeting at Delhi.


The meeting concluded with a vote of thanks to the chair at 19.00 hours.



President Sri Swapan Kr. Basu & ACS (HQ) Sri Aniruddha Basu  reached New Delhi to participate in Parliament March on 25/02/2015 on behalf of AIBSNLEA/WBTC.




BSNL Corporate office issued order regarding


(i) Calling for VCs and pending APARs w.r.t. regular promotion to the grade of SDE(Civil) under seniority cum fitness quota(67% quota) - <<<Click here for order>>>>

(ii) Final All India Eligibility list of JTOs (Telecom) for Circulation -<<<Click here for letter>>>   <<<List Part - I>>>    <<<List Part - II>>>   <<<List Part -III>>>


President Sri Swapan Kr. Basu & ACS (HQ) Sri Aniruddha Basu will be participate in Parliament March on 25th February 2015



GS writes to Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL regarding recommendations of Management Committee of BSNL Board on Consultant’s recommendation on Revival & HR Plan of BSNL - Comments of AIBSNLEA <<<Click here for letter>>>>  <<<Click here for letter dated 07.01.2015>>>>>   <<<Annexure-I of letter dated 07.01.2015>>>   <<<<Annexure-II  of letter dated 07.01.2015>>>


Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for promotion to the grade of Sub-Divisional Engineer (Telecom) under 33% Quota to be held on 15.02.2015 - deferred till further order due to multiple court verdicts resulting into contradictions and administrative constraints thereto   <<<Click here for letter>>>


All the Circle Office Bearers /Branch Secretaries are requested to arrange a list of offg. JTOs, who are the member of AIBSNLEA for extending the benefit of fixation of pay under FR 22 (1)(a)(i) to produce before the Hon'ble CAT PB, New Delhi for further necessary action. <<<<Click here for letter>>> 




BSNL Corporate Office issued order regarding Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for promotion to the grade of Sub-Divisional Engineer (Telecom) under 33% Quota to be held on 15.02.2015 wherein  it has been decided with the approval of competent authority to hold this exam for the single vacancy year 2010-11 only and admit cards generated for the candidates eligible for the vacancy years 2011-12, 2012-13 & 2013-14 may be treated as withdrawn. <<<Click here for order>>>

<<<Click for Hon'ble CAT Guwahati order>>>>






Status of JTO(T) to SDE(T) CPC: 

Hon’ble High Court Kerala stayed JTO to SDE promotions for three weeks.

The applicants filed an appeal against the Hon’ble CAT Ernakulam Bench Judgment in the Hon’ble High Court Kerala. Hon HC stayed the promotions for three weeks with directions to BSNL to file the reply in three weeks time. AIBSNLEA advocate opposed the stay on promotions from JTO to SDE. However Hon Court given interim stay for 3 weeks. The case is listed for hearing after 3 weeks.

GS met with Addl GM (Pers) and requested to continue the CPC process so that as soon as the stay order is vacated, the promotion orders from JTO to SDE may be issued immediately.


<<<<Click here for DO letter of CMD BSNL to all CGMs / SSA Heads regarding revenue growth as per financial targets >>>>

<<<Click here for DO letter of CMD BSNL on Punctuality in BSNL offices>>>>

CMD Letter to Unions of Officer / Executives / Employees  <<<Click here for letter>>>

 All the circle Office Bearers / Branch Secretaries are requested to convey the sprit of above letters among our members.



Procedure for conduct of supplementary DPC.     <<< Click for letter >>>

Dairy bill claimed by CHQ/ND should not be paid till further instruction from CS/AIBSNLEA, WBTC.


Sri  Shaibal Mukherjee, ACS, AIBSNLEA  attended the Joint Forum meeting at Barasat on 31/01/2015

Sri Aniruddha Basu ACS(HQ) and Sri Subinoy Chakraborty ACS, AIBSNLEA attended the Joint Forum meeting at Durgapur on31/01/2015

Sri  Bimal Kr. Mondal, Br. Secy./DGP, AIBSNLEA  attended the Joint Forum meeting at Bankura on 31/01/2015


Circle President,  Asst. Circle Secretary (HQ)  met  GM (Fin) WBTC  to discuss on  posting of JAO to AO promotion and  policy  of Transfer on 30.01.2015


CS writes to CGM WBTC regarding Promotion & Transfer of Executives in the Finance wing.  <<< Click for letter >>>

Posting order for the post of SDE (RT), Circle Office, Kolkata.          <<< Click for order >>>


Sri Bhaskar Chakraborty, Org. Secy., AIBSNLEA  attended the Joint Forum meeting at Habra on 27/01/2015

Our Association is trying to implement the order of BSNL Head Quarter dated 23/01/2015 regarding the date of joining of JAO to AO promotion at WBTC. <<< Click for order >>>


 Promotion & Posting in the grade of Account Officers  of WBTC. << Order1 >>   <<Order2>>  <<Order3>>


Transfer and Posting order in the grade of JTO. <<< Click for order >>>




GS and President AIGETOA Shri Ravi Sheel Verma met Addl. GM (Pers.) and discussed regarding:-


(a)  (a)CPC from JTO (T) to SDE (T) :- We requested to expedite CPC from JTO (T) to SDE (T) since the Court Case is no more pending and requested to fill-up all SDE(T) vacancies up to the year 2013-14 about 6000. Addl. GM (Pers.) mentioned that CPC work is in progress but the ACRs/VCRs are still pending to be received from many Circles. He assured to consider all the vacant SDEs (Posts) up to the year 2013-14 for promotion.

(b)  (b) Creation of PPS posts in field units:- We requested for an early action in this regard. Addl. GM (Pers.) mentioned that tomorrow the Committee meeting is taking place wherein the feed back given by AIBSNLEA will also be looked into. He assured an early action.     

(c)  (c )Restructuring of AD (O/L) Cadre:- Addl. GM (Pers.)  mentioned that a reminder to DOT is being issued to clarify their earlier  letter of the year 2006 in the present context . He assured an early action in this regard.

(d)  (d) CPC from DE to DGM (Telecom):- Addl. GM (Pers.) mentioned that the Court case is posted for final hearing tomorrow in the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and the VCRs  of all the eligible DEs for promotion are being  collected from CVO. He assured that as soon as the VCRs are received and the Court Order is received the promotion orders from DE to DGM will be issued.


GS, FS met GM (FP) and discussed regarding:-


(a)  (a) Anomalies in Posting on Promotions from (1552) JAOs to AOs:- We apprised GM (FP) regarding some anomalies in the posting orders on promotion from JAO to AO received from Circles. GM (FP) mentioned that the posting orders from JAO to AO on promotion has been issued on the basis of longest stay in JAO cadre in the Circle and the remaining are posted in the same Circles where the AO vacancies were available . However, in case some anomalies come to their notice these will be examined and immediate action will be taken. Regarding   JAOs of 2006 and 2010 batches promotion. GM (FP) promised that immediately the next CPC to fill-up AO vacancies of the year 2013-14 is being initiated and in the next 2-3 months the promotion orders will be issued.


(b)  (b) CPC from AO to CAO:- We requested to expedite CPC from AO to CAO and CAO (Adhoc) to CAO (Regular) left out cases. GM (FP) mentioned that CPC from AO to CAO is in progress, VCRs being collected from CVO. Similarly, the VCRs of left out CAO (Adhoc) candidates are being collected from CVO shortly to issue promotion orders. He further mentioned that AO to CAO CPC is the now priority issue for SEA cell.   


(c)  (c)Allowing option to JAOs – 2010 batch in pay fixation: - GM (FP) mentioned that due to continuous business in JAO to AO CPC he could not fix-up the Committee meeting. However, he assured to hold the Committee meeting shortly on this issue.



Congratulations ! AIBSNLEA's consistent and untiring efforts yielded result in getting released the promotion orders of 1552 JAOs to AO. The two promotion orders 1102+450 have been issued.  <<<<List 1>>>   <<<<List2>>>>

We are extremely thankful to CMD, BSNL, Director (HR), Director (Fin.), ED(Fin.), GM(FP), GM(Pers.), Addl. GM(Pers.), CLO, DGM(SEA) & all concern SEA staff for their continuous efforts in expediting the CPC.

AIBSNLEA efforts will continue to initiate next CPC from JAO to AO against the vacancy year of 2013-14. We are sincerely trying to get expedite CPCs to fill up all vacant CAO posts immediately.

GS met Addl. GM (Pers.) and requested to expedite CPC from JTO(T) to SDE(T) since the court case against JTO(T) to SDE(T)  2/3rd quota promotions in the Hon'ble CAT Ernakulam has been dismissed. Addl. GM (Pers.) appreciate our concern and assured to expedite CPC from JTO(T) to SDE(T).

Stay order on JTO (T) to SDE (T) promotions is vacated:  OA No. 185/2013 is dismissed by the Hon'ble CAT Ernakulam (Kerala) today. AIBSNLEA was also party to the case. The promotions from JTO(T) to SDE(T) may be issued shortly to fill-up about 4000 SDEs (T) posts.


BSNL endorsed DPE order regarding revised rate of IDA w.e.f 01.01.2015                                                              <<<<Click here for order>>>   <<<<Click here for  DPE order>>>>



GS met Addl GM (Pers) and discussed regarding-

a. Committee meeting on creation of PPS posts in field units: We requested to fix-up the date of the committee meeting on creation of PPS posts in the field units. Addl GM (Pers) immediately spoke to ED (CN), Chairman Committee and fixed-up the date on 20th January 2015 and informed all the committee members i.e. GM (Rest), GM (Estt), GM (EF) etc for attending the meeting. AIBSNLEA has already submitted the feedback/suggestions on this issue to the convener and the Chairman of the committee.

b. Restructuring of AD (OL) Cadre: Addl GM (Pers) further assured to discuss the committee report with CMD BSNL along with GM (Pers) for further necessary action shortly.

c. CPC from JTO(T) to SDE(T): Addl GM (Pers) informed that CPC work is held up due to the pending court stay orders from Hon’ble CAT Ernakulum Bench. The judgment is still reserved. Efforts are being made through BSNL’s Advocate for an early pronouncement of the judgment.


GS, FS met GM (FP) and discussed regarding-

a. CPC from JAO to AO: We requested to expedite the CPC from JAO to AO. GM (FP) mentioned that the CPC work has been completed and the minutes have been sent to CLO for clearance. It is expected that CLO clearance may be available shortly since all the issues raised by him have been addressed. He assured after CLO clearance immediately the promotion from JAO to AO will be issued.

b. CPCs from CAO (Adhoc) to CAO (Regular) and AO to CAO: GM (FP) mentioned that one AO has been posted in CVO Cell to compile the VCRs and as soon as the JAO to AO promotion orders are issued SEA Cell will concentrate on these CPCs.

c. Allowing option to JAO 2010 batch: GM (FP) mentioned that he could not decide the committee meeting till date due to business in JAO to AO CPC work however, he assured for arranging the early committee meeting.

GS discussed CLO regarding clearance to JAO to AO CPC: CLO mentioned that tomorrow he will join the office after availing the leave and will try to give comments in the file for JAO to AO CPC in the next week. We requested for giving an early clearance.




GS ,FS, AGS (Fin) met ED (Finance) and discussed regarding:

a)         CPC from JAO to AO: We requested to expedite the CPC from JAO to AO. ED (Finance) mentioned that the CPC work is at final stage. The CLO approval on the CPC is expected today. Efforts are being made to issue promotion orders in the next week.


b)         CPC from AO to CAO and CAO (Adhoc) to CAO (Regular) left out cases: ED (Finance) mentioned that one AO has been posted and joined in the Vigilance Cell of CVO, BSNL Corporate Office to arrange the VCRs to expedite various CPCs. She assured an early action in conducting the CPCs.


c)          Allowing option to JAOs who joined after 07.05.2010: ED (Finance) assured to talk with GM (FP) for an early committee meeting to examine the issue.


GS, FS, AGS (Fin) later on met ED (CN) Shri M.C. Chaubey and discussed regarding holding of the committee meeting on this issue. He advised Addl GM (Pers) to hold the meeting on 12.01.2015.



The 3 Days Dharna Programme  of the Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations from 06.01.2015 was successfully organised through out the WB Circle. Leaders of Different Unions/Associations of CHQ,Circle and SSA levels addressed the meetings at Circle and SSA Head Quarters and explained the need of unity among all the employees of BSNL and requested to moblise for the next stage of our struggle. <<<Click for photo>>>




DPE issued order regarding payment of IDA at revised rates i.e. 100.3% (increase of 2.2% ) w.e.f. 1.1.2015 for Board level and below Board level posts including non-unionised supervisors in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) <<<<Click here for order>>>>






GS writes to Shri A.N. Rai, CMD, BSNL regarding draft proposal for BSNL Man Power Plan & Staffing Norms for Territorial Circles  Comments of AIBSNLEA [Ref :  Vide letter .No.4-1/2010-Restg     Dtd 26/12/2014]  <<<Click here for letter>>>   <<<Annexure-I>>>   <<<<Annexure-II>>>



Decisions of the Forum Meeting held on 30th December 2014

A meeting of the Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations was held on 30th December 2014 at BSNL MS Office, presided by Com. Islam Ahmad, President NFTE. The house paid homage to the memory of Com. Chhidu Singh, senior leader  and Vice-President of BSNLEU, NTR Circle, who passed away a few days back.

The Convener welcomed all and reported about the developments after the last meeting on 19-12-2014 and action taken on the decisions taken. The Memorandum to be submitted to the Prime Minister has been circulated to all the General Secretaries of Unions/Associations. As per earlier decision, the General Secretaries of all the unions/associations in BSNL have been addressed requesting to participate in the action programmes.  About 30 Members of Parliament has been addressed for supporting the cause of BSNL. More are being approached. The Central Trade Unions have been addressed as also the Independent Federations like Confederation of Central Government Employees, Unions in Railways, Postal  etc. for solidarity and support in our struggles. Wall Poster for the dharna is prepared with the demands focused. The General Secretaries in consultation will decide about the dates of the Circle Conventions to be held to focus the issues on the revival of BSNL.  The Convener stated that this meeting has been   called to plan for the 3 days dharna from 6th to 8th January 2015, Parliament March on 25th February and Indefinite Strike from 17th March which action programmes are already decided.

All the comrades present in the meeting actively participated in the discussion and the following decisions were taken:

1. The 3 days dharna from 6th to 8th January 2015 should be organised effectively. The dharna will be from 10.00 AM to 05.00 P.M.  Participants should take leave from office and will participate the full day in dharna. All out efforts should be made to ensure that each and every employee participates in the dharna on any of the three days. Wide publicity should be given for the programme.

The Circle Secretaries of NTR and Corporate Office will meet to plan for organising the dharna effectively at Corporate Office.  Likewise, Circle Secretaries in all the circles should plan the programme and conduct the same effectively.

2. Regarding the Parliament March on 25th February 2015, the General Secretaries will intimate the number of participants from their organisations. Their stay arrangements will be made by the concerned unions.

3. It is suggested that the unions/associations hold their Central Working / Executive Committee meetings to discuss and plan the action programmes, including Indefinite Strike, in an effective way.

4. While focusing on the anti-worker, anti-BSNL policies of the government, our demands for government assistance, effective management etc., we should have serious introspection and make all out pro-active efforts to improve the quality of service and ensure better service to the customers.

5. The Signature Campaign on the Memorandum to be submitted to the Prime Minister on the day of the Parliament March should start with out any delay to ensure that as per decision, more than one crore signatures are obtained.

6.  Necessary funds for the Parliament March and other activities will be shared by the All India Unions.

7.  Another meeting will be held to discuss about the future programmes after the dharna programme. 




DoP&T instructions regarding last date for Declaration of Assets extended up to 30.04.2015 - <<<Click here letter>>>




Dear Comrades,

Memorandum to be submitted to the Prime Minister by the public <<<Click here for the Memorandum>>>. It is requested to ensure that maximum signatures are collected by starting the process immediately.




GS, OS(N) met GM(FP) and discussed regarding CPC from JAO to AO. GM(FP) mentioned that some information's of the eligible JAOs has been asked from Circles to expedite CPC. He further mentioned that he will be able to tell regarding JAO to AO promotion after 25th Dec., 2014 when all necessary information's are received from circles. However, he assured an early action in this regard.


GS, OS(N) met GM(Pers.) and discussed regarding

(a) CPC from JTO to SDE(T) & DE to DGM: GM(Pers.) mentioned that as soon as the Hon'ble Court's clearance are received from Hon'ble CAT Ernakulam  Bench and Hon'ble Supreme Court, CPC will be expedited.

(b) Time bound promotions in BSNL Corporate Office from E4 to E5: We requested to expedite the said CPC since all the VCRs have been received in Pers. Cell. GM(Pers.) assured an early action in this regard






Transfer requests of BSNL Executives/ Non-Executives canvassing outside influence-<<<Click here for letter>>>




BSNL Corporate Office issued order regarding

circulation of Syllabus, Scheme, and minimum pass marks w.r.t. Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for promotion to the grade of Sub Divisional Engineer (Telecom) for vacancy years 2010-2011 onwards under 33 percent quota  - <<<Click here for letter>>>




Regarding the incidents occurred on 27.11.2014 and 28.11.2014 (due to misleading of administration) , Calcutta City-1 Branch along with some other member met with GM Finance and GM HR protest accordingly on 09/12/2014 and point out their view this type of occurrence further more will not allow. Administration also agreed to take necessary steps regarding this issue.

Also branch association along with general members observed protest day on 09/12/2014 at TCO Floor (CTO Building).




GS, FS, AGS (HQ) met GM (FP) and discussed regarding -

(a) CPC from JAO to AO: We requested GM (FP) to expedite CPC from JAO to AO.GM (FP) mentioned that CPC work is in progress, the JAOs seniority  list has been sent to circles to send the screening report of the eligible JAOs to SEA cell, BSNL CO. He assured to complete CPC in this month itself and the efforts are being made to issue promotions in this month.

(b) CPC from AO to CAO: We requested to expedite CPC from AO to CAO (230 CAO posts). GM (FP) mentioned that CPC work is in progress, the ACRs/VCRs are being collected of the beligible AOs. He assured an early action in this regard.

(c) CAO (Adhoc) to CAO (Regular) left out cases: GM (FP) mentioned that, still some VCRs are awaited from CVO office. He assured to talk to Dy.CVO for early sending

09.12.2014  Provisional Seniority list in the grade of JAO / AAO in BSNL as on 02.12.2014 <<<Click here for letter>>>    <<<Click here for List>>>>




CS writes to CGM WBTC regarding Improvement of service quality 

of WBT Circle. <<<Click for letter>>>



CS writes to GM(FIN ) WBTC regarding proper implementation of provision of BSNL Transfer Policy.    <<< Click for letter >>>




BSNL's Employee Transfer Policy (corrected upto 24.11.2014) Circulated: BSNL Corporate Office circulated the  BSNL's Employee Transfer Policy (issued vide No. 6-1/2007-Restg. Dated 7th May, 2008) (corrected upto 24.11.2014) <<<Click here for corrected Transfer policy>>>>


BSNL Corporate Office endorsed Seniority guidelines of 

DoPT      <<<Click here for letter>>>      <<<Click here for DOPT Guidelines>>>


Reconstitution of BSNL, WB Circle Staff Welfare Board for the period 2013-2014 << Click for letter>>


CS writes to GM(FIN )  WBTC regarding Prayer for JAOs Induction Training for Departmental candidate against 40% quota. <<< Click for letter >>>




BSNL Corporate Office issued order regarding Amendment in BSNL 

Employees Transfer Policy.          <<< Click for order >>> 




BSNL notified Direct Recruitment of 962 JAO Posts . Online Registration starts from 01.12.2014 and Last Date for applying Online application is 31.12.2014. <<<Click here for notification>>>>




GS, FS met GM (FP) and discussed regarding:-

(a) CPC from JAO to AO:- We requested to expedite CPC from JAO  to AO. GM (FP) informed that a revised proposal to fill-up the AO vacancies as on 1.7.2013 has been sent to CMD, BSNL through GM (Pers.) for approval wherein as per the suggestion given by CLO on SC/ST roaster policy the 2010 JAOs batch SC/ST JAOs are being considered. He assured to expedite CPC within one month time. He also assured that as soon as these promotion orders are issued, immediately next JAO to AO CPC will be initiated to fill-up AO vacant posts of the year-2014 also wherein complete 2010-JAO batch OC/SC/ST JAOs will be considered for AO promotion.

(b) CPC from CAO (Adhoc)to CAO(Regular)- GM (FP) mentioned that about 90 VCRs of CAO (Adhoc) are awaited  from CVO to expedite CAO(R) left out CPC. We contacted concerned officer of CVO and they informed that efforts are being made to send  VCRs in this week itself. GM (FP) assured immediate action in this regard.

(c) Committee Meeting on JAO-2010 batch option case: - we requested to convene the committee meeting at the earliest to settle the JAO -2010 pay option cases who were approved after 07.05.2010. GM (FP) assured to hold the meeting at the earliest in consultation with GM (Estt. ) and GM (FP), other members of the committee .




Confirmation of Direct Recruit JAOs of 2010 batch: 

BSNL Corporate office instructed to initiate the process of confirmation of JAOs of Direct Recruit-2010 batch, if not already done, and complete the process immediately. Compliance of the same may be intimated to this office on or before 01.12.2014   <<<Click here for letter>>>



Notice for indefinite Strike from 3rd February, 2015 by BSNL Executives and Non-Executives: 

Forum of BSNL Unions & Associations served Notice on 18.11.2014 to Secretary, DoT and CMD, BSNL on various demands related to growth and viability of BSNL.

Programme of Action
1. "Demands Day" on 11th December 2014 with Lunch Hour Demonstrations.
2. 10 Days Campaign from 11th to 20th December 2014.
3. "March to Parliament" on 19th December 2014.
4. 3 Days Dharna at SSA/Circle/BSNL CO from 6th to 8th January 2015.
5. Indefinite Strike from 3rd February 2015.


 Charter of Demands:

1. Filling up the posts of CMD/BSNL and DIR(Finance) and DIR(HR) of BSNL Board:
2. Formation of subsidiary companies of BSNL.
3. Compensation for Loss on landlines for rural / remote area service.
4. Procurement of equipment for development, expansion and better service, more focus on laying OF cable to strengthen the transmission network.
5. Transfer of Assets to BSNL
6. Proposal for Merger of BSNL and MTNL.
7. Spectrum Liberalisation and Trading.
8. Pension contribution on actual basic instead of maximum of the pay scale for the employees absorbed from DoT to BSNL.
9. Reject the recommendation of TRAI to force BSNL to surrender 1.2 MHz spectrum in premium 900 MHz band.
10. Reject M/s Deloittee Consultant recommendations
11. Allotment of spectrum free to BSNL
12. Provide financial assistance to BSNL to expand the network.
13. BBNL should be merged with BSNL
14. 4G Services should be started by BSNL.
15. Refund of BWA spectrum charges by the Government for the spectrum surrendered by BSNL earlier.
16. 78.2% IDA merger fixation for pre-2007 and post-2007 Pensioners.
17. Pension Revision of BSNL Pensioners
18. Fresh Recruitment of Staff required
19. BSNL service to be mandatory to Central Government, State Government and PSUs:
20. Condition of mandatory purchase of equipments from ITI to be scrapped.
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JTO(T) to SDE(T) Promotion under seniority quota for vacancies 2009-2010 to 2013-2014 onwards: 

Pers. Cell of BSNL Corporate Office sought ACRs/VCRs/ Screening committee report  in the prescribed proforma showing the APAR grading for two years 2010-2011 and 2011-2012  i.r.o JTOs of 1998 recruitment year onwards (1998, to 2001 for OC/SC and for ST up to 2005 ) latest by 30.11.2014. <<<Click here for letter>>>>

1GS writes to:

(i) The ED (NB), BSNL Corporate Office, regarding requests for transfer/retention in the Cadre of AGM (TF)- <<<Click here for letter>>>

(ii) The ED (NB), BSNL Corporate Office, regarding requests for transfer / retention in the Cadre of SDE (TF)- <<<Click here for letter>>>

(iii) The ED (Fin), BSNL Corporate Office regarding missing names in CAO Regular promotion order issued on 30/10/2014 - <<<Click here for letter>>>


Decisions of the Forum Meeting held on 13.11.2014:

The meeting of the Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations held on 13th November 2014 took the following decisions with regard to the proposed Indefinite Strike from 3rd February 2015.

(i)  The Strike Notice will be prepared by the Convener as per the decisions of the meeting and will be finalised in the next meeting to be held on 18.11.2014 at 13.00 hours at Corporate Office. All General Secretaries should be present for signing the notice.

(ii) A Demands Day will be organised on 11th December 2014 by conducting Lunch Hour Demonstration at SSA/Circle/C.O. levels.

(iii)  10 Days Massive Campaign among employees and also among the public from 11th to 20th December 2014. Meet the Members of Parliament, MLAs etc. and submit Memorandum on the demands raised by the Forum, requesting them to take up with the Central and State governments. The Memorandum will be finalised and supplied by the Forum. Signature Campaign to be organised by getting the signature of the employees and also people on the issue of revival of BSNL. Quota for Circles to be fixed.

(iv)  March to Parliament on 19th December 2014. Maximum participation required from the nearby Circles. The Parliament will be in session at that time.

(v)  3 Days Dharna to be organised from 6th to 8th January 2015 at SSA/Circle/C.O. It should be ensured that within the 3 days all the employees are got involved in the dharna.

(vi) The Indefinite Strike to start from 3rd February 2015


Circle President, Asst. Circle Secretary (HQ) met  GM (Fin) WBTC  to discuss on  Transfer & Posting of Account staffs specially for Gangtok  on 17.11.2014.

Circle President, Circle Secretary, Asst. Circle Secretary (HQ)  met  GM (HR) WBTC  to discuss on  HR issues specially Rule-8, intra circle transfer, defective staying list for JTO, DPC for CTTC, Saltlake, DGM posting at Raiganj and irregular posting of Suri SSA  on 15.11.2014.


AIBSNLEA consistent efforts yielded result in getting released Purchase of Diaries order for executives and non-executives-2015     <<<Click here for letter>>>


Status of JTO(T) to SDE(T) Promotion court case in Hon'ble CAT Ernakulam: OA 185/2013 - JTO(T) to SDE(T) Promotion was taken up 3 PM in Hon'ble CAT Ernakulam and the argument continued till 6 O'Clock. However, all the arguments are over today and  judgment is reserved for orders.

GS discussed with GM(FP) regarding CPC from JAO to AO. GM(FP) mentioned that a draft proposal as suggested by CLO has been prepared to implement SC/ST roster in JAO to AO CPC as on 01.07.2013 AOs vacancies. The same will be discussed with the Competent Authority on Monday & thereafter only CPC will be expedited. He further mentioned that in this way JAOs of 2010 Batch of SC/ST category will be considered to fill up SC/ST quota of AO posts and there will be only one CPC & one promotion list only. He assured an early action in this regard.

United Forum of BSNL Executives' Associations comprising AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA writes to Shri Dev Kumar Chakravorthy, GM (Rectt.), BSNL Corporate Office regarding Proposal for switching over to Online examination in BSNL - reg. feedback / suggestions of Association  <<<Click here for letter>>>


LDCE FOR PROMOTION TO THE GRADE OF SDE(T) UNDER 33% QUOTA TO BE HELD ON 15/02/2015.  <<< Click for Notification >>>


Syllabus, scheme & minimum pass marks of LDCE for promotion to the grade of SDE(T) for vacancy years 2010-2011 onwards under 33% quota

<<< Click for letter>>>

Staying list in the Grade of JTOs in WBTC.     <<< Click for letter >>>

Any discrepancies regarding staying list, complain send to competent authority and copy to CS WBTC within a week.



GS discussed with GM(Rectt.), BSNL Corporate Office regarding notification of LDCE form JTO(T) to SDE(T). GM(Rectt.) informed that LDCE from JTO(T) to SDE(T) will be notified tomorrow itself to fill up about 4000 SDEs(T) [LDCE Quota] wherein all existing JTOs will be eligible to appear in the examination. We extended our sincere thanks for taking prompt action in this regard.


BSNL Corporate Office issued letter regarding calling up of applications for holding of first membership verification w.r.t. recognition of majority representative Association of serving Executive employees in BSNL-           <<<Click here for letter>>>


BSNL Corporate Office issued clarification regarding benefits of past services to be given to TTA s fixation of pay in JTO post -<<<Click here for letter>>>

Data regarding Intra-Circle (Non tenure ) transfer of JTOs  <<< Click for letter >>>

OA 185/13- JTO(T) to SDE(T) Promotion issue pending in Hon'ble CAT Ernakulam  is posted for hearing on 13.11.2014.

 PM launches Jeevan Pramaan - Life certificate for pensioners to go digital   <<<Click here for detail news>>>>

GS, AGS(HQ) attended the meeting on Switching over to the on line examination pattern for BSNL internal and external examination arranged by GM (Recruitment) BSNL CO to discuss with all the BSNL unions and Associations. We welcome the move to switch over the on line examination pattern and suggested that examination fee from internal candidates should not be there, the number of attempts should be unlimited and the age limit should be 55 years instead of 50 years. We pleaded that LDCE from JTO (T) to SDE(T), LICE of JAOs should be immediately conducted since the syllabus have been approved and the vacancies are clarified. We also pleaded that outsider exam of JTOs may be based on GATE score. GM (Training ) appreciated our concern and assured to discuss the suggestion with the competent authority.

Finalisation of JTO R/R 2014: GM(Estt) mentioned that he will be taking up the matter in the next Board meeting for an early solution. He also mentioned that the E1 plus 5 increment benefit to JAO 2013 Batch, JTO(SRD) and PAs will also be taken in the next Board meeting.




BSNL Corporate Office issued letter regarding Holding of meeting of the Committee constituted for examining the issue of introduction of E2 & E3 IDA pay scales for JTO and SDE equivalent cadres on 14.11.2014(Friday) at 12 Noon <<<<Click here for letter>>>>


BSNL Corporate Office issued letter regarding holding of meeting of the Committee constituted for examining the introduction of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy vis-a vis present setup in BSNL on 14.11.2014 at 11 AM..<<<Click here for letter>>>



Main Speakers Com Prahlad Rai GS/AIBSNLEA/CHQ  & Com Ravi Shil Verma President/AIGETOA/CHQ