Central Working Committee meeting of AIBSNLEA:

Central Working Committee meeting of AIBSNLEA commenced at BSNL RTTC campus at Trivandrum as per schedule with hoisting of AIBSNLEA flag amidst slogans “AIBSNLEA Zindabad”

After opening remarks of CHQ President, Host Circle Secretary Comrade V. Shahji delivered welcome address.

One minute silence was observed in the memory of departed comrades.

Thereafter self introduction was given by all the participants. Minutes of the 1st CWC Faridabad was approved. Circle Secretaries present in the CWC plac ed their report on the organizational activities in their circle.

The session continued after lunch break.

The session started after the lunch break. Remaining Circle Secretaries placed their report before the house.

Central Working Committee meeting of AIBSNLEA – OPEN SESSION

The Open Session of the CWC meet was started as schedule with the august presence of Dr. P.T. Mathew, CGMT Kerala Circle as the Chief Guest and Shri A.M. Gupta, GM (SR), BSNL CO, Shri Ashutosh Gupta, GM (Restructuring), BSNL CO New Delhi, Shri S. Jyothi Shankar, GM (EB/S&M), Kerala Circle, Shri SS Thampi, PGMTD, BSNL, Trivandrum, Shri K.K. Vel, PGM (Finance), Kerala Circle, Shri Amit Gupta, AGS, AIRBSNLEWA CHQ, Shri Manoj Singh, GS AITEEA as the special guests of the function.

All the dignitaries on the dais were welcomed and felicitated.

Open Session was inaugurated by lightening of traditional lamp after a devotional song of Ganesha Vandanam.

Com. V. Shaji, Circle Secretary, AIBSNLEA, Kerala :  Welcomed the Chief Guest, Guest of Honours,  special invitees and all the other dignitaries on the dais and all the CWC members, Circle Presidents, Circle Secretaries and all the members present.  All the dignitaries on dais were felicitated by presenting Bouquets.   Com. Shaji in his welcome mentioned that the CWC is being held at a crucial juncture and AIBSNLEA and its members are confident to achieve the targets assigned by the CMD and will make BSNL as number one operator.  He mentioned that under the leadership of Dr. P T Mathew, CGMT  Kerala Circle will reach its height. 

Com. S Sivakumar, President, AIBSNLEA CHQ:   in his welcome address mentioned that the CWC is being held at the time when BSNL staff is facing the challenge of 3rd PRC implementation.  He mentioned that after the demonetization and entry by Reliance Jio, the revenue of BSNL is coming down day by day.  He appreciated the Kerala Circle management and comrades for its achievement of profit.  He has also mentioned about various methods adopted by BSNL in increasing the revenue. BSNL is providing the service to the nation on behalf of the Govt. and hence, Govt. is bound to take care of the BSNL requirements.  He has also briefed about the actions taken by the Association and BSNL management towards the 3rd PRC implementation.  He also demanded that the AIBSNLEA office bearers should be extended with 20 days special leave as per the provisions of the DoP & T and DoT guidelines on the subject.  On behalf of the association, he has assured the BSNL management to extend full support and co-operation in increasing the revenue.    

Dr. P T Mathew, CGMT, BSNL, Kerala Circle, Hon. Chief Guest:    in his address has mentioned that the AIBSNLEA has great leaders and with the approach of AIBSNLEA BSNL Kerala will grow much more.  Kerala BSNL circle has achieved more and more profit year by year with 23% profit in the last year.    You have the right to work and the result will automatically come.  He made the example of Geeta Advise by Lord Krishna to Arjun in the Mahabharatha.  “No” is not there in the dictionary of Kerala BSNL. He mention that Bill Gate the richest person to provide the internet and broadband connection to each and every house is the long term vision of Kerala.  To provide broadband connection to each and every landline customer is the short term vision.   The work towards the same has already started and this is the secret of success of Kerala.  In the mobile sector, each and every person is provided with GSM connection with a 10% growth in the last year.  The target is to give 10 connections per employee in a month which can increase the revenue.  Going to the institution, giving power point presentation with details of plans and by the efforts of 30 people, 1400 connections were provided to an institute within 3-4 hours of time.   He remembered the words of Mother Teressa.  “what I cannot do, you can do and what you can’t do I can do, but when we do together everything can be done”.  He has also mentioned above various actions and methods adopted to capture the market and increase the growth of connections.  He mentioned that the age is not a bar for each one of us and stated the example of Shri E Sreedharan Metro Men at the age of 85.   It is only the mind set and the excellence is the continuous process and not an accident.  The goal is making the BSNL profitable and with the commitment, we can achieve the same and wished the conference a grand success. 

Com. Prahlad Rai, GS AIBSNLEA in his address mentioned that Kerala Circle is the most profit making circle of BSNL and congratulated the entire team of executives and non- executives of Kerala circle of BSNL.  He on his personal behalf and on behalf of the AIBSNLEA has expressed  his appreciation for the achievement and commitment.  The network coverage and data communication is excellent, where there is not even a single call drop.  He mentioned that when Kerala Circle can achieve such huge profit with quality of service, all other circles can also definitely achieve the profit and efforts are to be taken with commitment like Kerala comrades.  He also briefed about the formation of the AIBSNLEA, its achievements for the last so-many years.  The rolls played by the AIBSNLEA in the financial viability of BSNL. <<<Click here for the Key Note Address by GS>>>>

Shri Anupam Srivastava, CMD, BSNL (through Video Conference)  thanked   he mentioned that the strength of the BSNL is the executives and non-executives.   There are positive signs of improvement.  BSNL was number 1 once and due to various reasons, its positions had come down.  All the new technologies like NOFN, etc is helping BSNL to improve.  All of you are making party of the organization and be a part of the BSNL revival.  With such a aggressive market and competition, the market share of BSNL as gone up.  He also told that the revenue from operation has been increased.  Please stay together and work hard to increase the revenue of BSNL.  There are virtual turn around going on in the organization.  He congratulated the profit making circles, like Kerala, Maharashtra and Odissa, etc.  He mentioned that the journey has to be continue and the responsibility shown by the AIBSNLEA in reviving the BSNL is commendable and appreciable.  As regards 3rd PRC, we are working together and the Hon. MoC is also in favour of the BSNL and implement the 3rd PRC.  He also stated that the Hon. MoC is of the opinion that the efforts and hard work should continue and ensure that the turn around continue.  He mentioned that BSNL should get 3rd PRC and urged every one to take the responsibility of the journey.  He also mentioned that GST implementation has also taken place and all the processed needs to be made accordingly to take care of the GST.  He also mentioned that Finance wing of Corporate office in consultation with Circle IFA, the cash flow problems will be resolved and the problem will be eased out.  He mentioned that this is the time to remain unite and make the BSNL over above every and continue to process of revival.   He thanked everyone and expected that the gathering will take many decisions which will benefit in the  turn around of BSNL. He mentioned that he missed the mammoth gathering and apologized for not making it personally to attend the session due to his busy schedule and appointment with various Ministers. <<<Click here for the Address of CMD, BSNL>>>>

Com. Amit Gupta, AGS, AIRBSNLEWA:  He mentioned that as on today, there are around 2 lakh pensions those who retired after formation of BSNL.  The pension for the pensioners are paid by the DoT, whereas the medical facilities are given by the BSNL.  There are no one to help the issues of pensions, there is no one to listen to their problems.  When people talk about 3rd PRC, there are many pensioners who has so far not got the 2nd PRC benefit, 78.2 % fitment, etc.  There are no records, in Kerala alone more than 3000 cases are pending.  He mentioned that as per the information received from DoT under RTI, the pension revision of DoT pensioners will be done only if BSNL employees get 3rd PRC benefit.  He personally requested the GM (SR), to take care of the Pensioners’ issue.

Com. Manoj Singh, G.S. AITEEA, CHQ: The motivation in joining the BSNL is pay and promotion.  The extended pay scale issue is pending for many years which is related to 2nd PRC, till the time when we expect the implementation of 3rd PRC.  It is quite surprising that for one cadre there are three different pay scales.   He mentioned that through the Kerala circle has achieved best services, it is not the case in other parts of the country.    He mentioned about various HR issues pending for more than so many years.  He mentioned that the concern of the management towards the 3rd PRC is appreciable. He said that JTO to SDE seniority quota promotions should be made immediately considering current vacancies. 

Dr. Jyothi Shankar, GM (EB/S&M CM), BSNL, Trivandrum, Guest of Honour:   He has mentioned about the areas where he has worked and during his tenure in Trivandrum, it was awarded as the best Telecom. District.  He mentioned about the activities of Kerala Circle, which is instrumental in earning profit.  He mentioned that he expects the leadership of AIBSNLEA and AITEEA should ensure that a situation is created in BSNL that employees are benefitted with 3rd PRC.

Shri S S Thampi, PGMTD, Guest of Honour:  He mentioned that the 3rd PRC is the burning issue for each and every one of you and is confident that the leadership of the Association will take its efforts.  He mentioned that as officers, there are limitations and associations and unions are having freedom.  He requested to address the route cause of the problem.  He suggested to convince the political masters which will help every one of us to get the 3rd PRC.  He mentioned about various methods which can be adopted in marketing and increasing the profit. 

Shri Ashuthosh Gupta, GM (Restructuring), BSNL Corporate Office,  Guest of Honour:   in his speech mentioned that the HR plan is in the final stage and the approval of the BSNL board is awaited.  As regards the issue of amendment of CDA rules, he has mentioned that there is a provision to review the performance after attaining the age of 55 which is available in CDA rule and made applicable in all the Govt. Departments.   Hence, the same is being implemented in all the PSUs and hence, the same is incorporated in the CDA rules.  There are clear cut guidelines from the Govt to implement the clause in all the PSUs and there are also clear cut guidelines in the case of making the issue applicable and the issue has to be approved by the Director (HR) and the possibility of mis-use of the clause is rare.     He also mentioned that as per the guidelines from Govt., the succession plan is being implemented only in the case of CGMs.   As regards the issue of introduction of collection of donation clause in the CDA, the matter will be reviewed and will be reverted back to the CHQ of AIBSNLEA.   As regards the re-structuring of Civil / Electrical, it was mentioned that the post is abolished at the bottom level, so that existing employees gets the promotion to higher posts against the vacancy aroused out of retirement.  He mentioned that the AIBSNLEA is lucky to have the leader like Com Prahlad Rai.   AIBSNLEA not only achieve the goal of its members, but works for the over all benefit of the organization BSNL.  He mentioned that the CWC is being held at the right time and the issue of 3rd PRC, etc.  He has congratulated the organisors of the Function.   

Shri K K Vel, PGM (F), BSNL, Kerala Circle Guest of Honour  mentioned in his speech, if we are able to hold together, we will be able to regain the customer and improve the cash flow.   With the operations alone we are not going to improve the revenue.  Analyse the landline and broadband customer, increase the EB and maintain the quality of service.  If we able to give the service satisfaction, the customers will in turn will give the revenue what is the need of BSNL.  He assured that the pending medical and pensioners cases will be scruitinised and settled.  Every one of us know what is happening and no one can teach anyone.  If we maintain the integrity, the organization will perish.

Shri A M Gupta, GM (SR), BSNL Corporate Office, Guest of Honour   He thanked the AIBSNLEA for inviting him and ensuring his presence in the meeting.  He mentioned that the meeting is being held at a crucial juncture and BSNL management is eager to know the outcome of the meeting.  We have to find out the solution for 3rd PRC.  He also stated that the two days discussion is important not only for the association it is for the BSNL management also.  He mentioned that CMD never miss the opportunity to attend the meeting and address the gathering.  But due to his constraint he could not attend the session in person and hence he addressed through video conferencing.    BSNL management has already submitted resources management plan to the DoT for implementation of 3rd PRC.    He also mentioned that Director (HR) was also keen to attend and address the session, but could not make it due to the important assignment.  He has conveyed and read out the message of the Director (HR).    Through her message he has conveyed that to implement the 3rd PRC, efforts are taken by the management under the leadership of CMD and requested every one to come together forgetting the difference and support the BSNL.  He mentioned that the efforts of the GS Com. Prahlad Rai in pursuing the 3rd PRC with various levels and ministers are commendable and due to his efforts, the BSNL management were called by the MoC and the entire BSNL Broad has explained the details to the MoC.  While some associations creates the doubts in the minds and making  fear amongst the members, the approach of Com. Prahlad Rai is in fully in positive direction and thanked Com. Rai in understanding the situation and being in support of the BSNL management.   BSNL management has already explained the source of income to meet the financial burden of BSNL on implementation of 3rd PRC to the Secretary Telecom. The case of payment of pension contribution on the maximum has already been taken up and the amount paid will be received back for which the file is in process with positive remark from all the points.    He assured that implementation of 2nd PRC to the pensioners before the implementation of 3rd PRC.    He also mentioned that the revision of pension of the pensioners is not connected with the profit and loss of the BSNL.  He assured that he will take up the issue with DoT.  As regards the special casual leave to the office bearers of AIBSNLEA, there is a provision in the guidelines of DoP&T and DoT, whereas by oversight or due to other reasons, provision has not been made in the MV.  He assured that fair treatment will be given to both the association.   The issue of Pension contribution of BSNL recruitees, additional 2% is under process and very shortly a favourable decision will be taken by the BSNL MC.  The cadre hierarchy issue is also being considered.    As regards the notional benefit, he mentioned that this issue is of AIBSNLEA only and the issue has already approved by the MC and board approval is awaited.  As regards the issue of donation collection by the association, the matter will be reviewed.  He also mentioned that the HR plan of BSNL is also in the final stage and all the small issued will be resolved.   He assured that any issue will be looked into by sitting together.  Requested everyone to forget the difference and support the BSNL management.  He thanked everyone for the support and having the leader like Com Prahlad Rai.

Com. Vijayakumar, Circle President, AIBSNLEA, Kerala Circle  expressed vote of thanks

The meeting ended with dinner. The house was jam packed. <<<Click here for Glimpses>>>>

CWC meeting resumed at 21.15 Hrs on 11.08.2017

GS AIBSNLEA briefly described about the contribution and support of Shri Manoj Singh, GS AITEEA during membership verification and thereafter post MV scenario. GS AIBSNLEA praised GS AITEEA for their continuous support and not to divert inline with the AIGETOA. GS AIBSNLEA described about the history of the combined struggle of AIBSNLEA, AIGETOA and AITEEA. GS AIBSNLEA appreciated the demand of Rs 22820 pay scale of 2007 and 2008 batch. He told that generally the people are benefited in the PRC but in this case the JTOs 2007 are in the loss. So called recognized association has sabotaged this issue by including the demand of recently LICE promoted JTOs. GS AIBSNLEA said that AIBSNLEA is giving active support for the early settlement of the issue and GS assured the 2007 and 2008 batch for an early resolution of this genuine demand.

Com. Manoj Singh, GS AITEEA thanked GS AIBSNLEA for his active support and guidance. He said that he was contacted by both the GSs viz AIBSNLEA as well as SNEA before the referendum. After detailed analysis of the activities and credibility of both the associations, he decided to join AIBSNLEA. He remembered the active support of GS AIBSNLEA. He highlighted the attack by DoT order by downgrading the JTO pay scale. He told that he has not understood till date that why GS AIGETOA has left the United Forum. He told that it was the united forum which has played the active role in the formation of the anomaly of pay scale of 2007 and 2008 batch.  He praised the persistent persuasion of GS AIBSNLEA in the resolving the issue. He appealed to make rely on the GS AIBSNLEA. He elaborated that AITEEA is trying for the strengthening its bodies in different circles and he told that we are not AIGETOA and we will always remain faithful to AIBSNLEA.

Thereafter remaining and present Circle Secretaries presented their report.

OS (North) Shri Devesh Sharma presented the status of the organisational action programs in the north zone. He provided the status circle wise. He appealed the CS Himachal Pradesh and CS Punjab for early holding the Circle Conference. He appraised the house about the referendum status circle wise.

OS (East) Shri Prasun Kumar in his address provided the status of the organisational programs in the east zone. He said told that the SNEA is making the nuisance in the strike. Conferences are due in the Bihar, Jharkhand, A&N, NE-I and NE-II Circles. He requested to reduce the tenure of NE-II Circle from 1.5 years to 1 year. He demanded to introduce the Mediclaim facility for indoor treatment.

OS (West) Com Saste in his address told about the deposition of the subscription of ITPC Pune. He provided the status of the organisational programs in the west zone.

OS (South) Com. Udayasuryan told about the organisational activities in the south zone.

Advisor Narendra suggested that we should grab the opportunity for making the DR JTOs as members of AIBSNLEA who do not want to make the pact with SNEA. He told that we should educate all our members about the CMD’s message regarding the PRC. He told that the GS AIBSNLEA has played a vital role in giving the 2nd PRC also.   He also demanded that the issue of TTA to JTO outsider quota is pending for long time and needs to resolve before 3rd PRC.

Com. B.S. Reddy, AGS (Engg) in his address told about the combined circle conference in AP Circle. He told that both the elected circle bodies are performing very well. He told that AIBSNLEA has always taken the issues of each and the every cadre. He told that SNEA is high jacking the issues of AIBSNLEA regarding the pay, pension and promotion.

Com. Rajpal, AGS (F), in his speech congratulated Com Shaji and his team for conducting the CWC in a grand manner. He motivated the newly elected team at Delhi.  He thanked Com. B.S. Reddy for his awareness about the accounts matter. He remembered the efforts of AIBSNLEA for getting permission in utilizing the 50 percent MT quota posts and getting approval for further extending the CPC work. He appealed to work for enhancement of the AIBSNLEA membership.  He also suggested about the merger of likeminded associations. He put his personal views that we should oppose the look after promotions. He expressed that TA/DA rates should be revised immediately in the present scenario. He told about the good persuasion of AIBSNLEA to get the 3rd PRC.

Report on the 2nd Day proceedings of CWC meet Trivandrum.

CWC meeting resumed at 09.30 Hrs as per the schedule. The remaining Circe Secretaries presented their report.

Com. K .P. Nair, AGS (PA/ PS) clarified the queries raised by various Circle Secretaries with respect to the cases of Steno/PA/PS cadre.

Com. Alkendra Singh, Advisor congratulated the Kerala Circle for the successful holding of the CWC meeting. He told that it is a matter of proud to be a part of such a great organization. He told that, we should work combined for making the BSNL a vibrant organization. He told that it is the high time to think about the same for the organization. AIBSNLEA is the power of BSNL. He praised GS AIBSNLEA for his active role in the resolution of the problems. He told that we stand beside the GS.

Com. S.K. Jena Advisor, in his address mentioned that we have a committed leadership. He presented the views about 3rd PRC. He appealed all to convince the respective Hon’ble MPs for grabbing the 3rd PRC.  He suggested that the absence of the CS/CHQ Office Bearers in the CWC should be taken seriously. He also briefed about the issues of Civil/Electrical.

Com. GS Sum up the queries raised in the report of the Circle Secretaries.  While summing up the issued raised by various Circle Secretaries, GS explained the status of the cases with the rulings on the subject, stand of the BSNL Corporate Office and the actions taken by the Association to settle them. He mentioned that all the cases forwarded by circles from time to time are taken up and pursued.  The pending cases, if any, will also be pursued.  In case of any left out case, please submit and forward the same to the email.

He requested CS Karnataka to furnish the case wise details of the favouritism by the Circle administration towards SNEA to take up the matter in BSNL Corporate office. CS Maharashtra and OS (W) were requested to tour throughout the Maharashtra and form branches, wherever it is not formed. CS UP (West) was requested to submit the details of victimization of members with details. CS Rajasthan was requested to submit a note on the case study made by his team on induction of BA formations combining several SSAs in Rajasthan. 

In post lunch session General Secretary presented his report on the activities of the Association during the period.  The report, including the HR issues, was discussed in detail and the action taken by the CHQ with the present status of each and every case was elaborated. The followings have been decided:

1. The subscription of the association will be increased to Rs.80/- from the existing Rs.50/- and the quota ratio will be Rs.40/- to CHQ, Rs.20/- Circle and Rs.20/- District.  The same will be effective from 1.1.2018.

2. A sum of Rs.200/- per member will be collected towards the legal fund to meet the expenditure being incurred on various court cases filed by the CHQ in different Hon’ble courts. 

3. All the circles who are not updating the circle website were requested to make arrangements for regular update of their website.

5. The new welfare scheme already approved by the AIC Mysuru may be commenced from the 01.09.2017.

6. It was decided to co-opt Shri Deepak Sharma, AM, BSNL Corporate office as AGS (DR) and Shri S. S. Rawat AGM Rajasthan Circle as Advisor (G) against Shri Ajay Kaswan and Shri Dinesh Meghwal respectively.

7. It was also decided to enrol Direct Recruit executives as member of AIBSNLEA.

8. It was also decided that in case if the 3rd PRC recommendation are not implemented in BSNL then CHQ may start a joint united struggle with other unions / associations in due course of time.

The audited account for the period 7.01.2017 to 31.7.2017 was submitted by Com. Com. T.C. Jain, FS CHQ. Some members raised queries which were replied by GS and FS. Thereafter, the account was approved unanimously.

It was also decided to hold next CWC meet at Dehradoon of Uttarakand Circle. At the last Com B.S. Reddy, AGS (Engg.) delivered the vote of thanks Comrade S. Sivakumar, CHQ President adjourned the CWC meet Trivandrum sine die.



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