Since tenure of District executive Body of ITPC Pune is completing on 15 October 2015, the election for new district body is scheduled on 16 October 2015 at ITPC Chinchwad, Pune in presence of Circle Secretary Shri Ashish Jain & Circle president Shri Riyaj Patvekar. CS appealed to all DRs of near by SSA to gathered and grace the function with their presence.
Prime Agenda of the Association
We welcome all the direct recruits’ executive of BSNL on joining hands with us by becoming a member of this association which represents issues pertaining to direct recruits of BSNL exclusively.
Prime Agenda of the Association:
Implementation of 30% superannuation benefits.
Finalization of standard pay scale of E2 and E3 to JTO and SDE equivalent respectively.
Single executive feeder cadre and No lateral recruitment from among outside in the name of MT/DGM above JTO/JAO.
At par social status and career enhancement as of leading CPSEs. Implementation of performance oriented time bound functional promotion.
Uniform first time bound promotion in 4 years.
One increment to all LDCE -2012 qualified SDEs.
Contribution of EPF for the training period and resolution of other anomalies.
Declaration of result of last LDCE for SDE (T) at the earliest and conduction of next LDCE till implementation of time bound functional promotion.
Special recruitment of JTO/JAO in tenure circles to mitigate the hardship of executives of these circles.
Transparent and fair transfer policy.
Persuasion and Resolution of other issues as resolved in representatives meetings.
Last but not least, sharing knowledge & information, providing feedbacks to decision makers at various levels, participation in development & decisions, ensuring implementation of all the revival plan for BSNL, putting all the efforts to become No-1 telecom operator and complete solution provider in the world.
All Direct recruits executives of BSNL may become member of this association by paying Total Rs. 1700/- (Rs 500/- Registration fee + Rs 1200 Annual subscription for the financial year-2015-16) through Cheque/DD/net banking and filling online form given below.
Details of AIGETOA CHQ Account
|Account Name||AIGETOA (All India Graduate Engineers Telecom Officers Association)|
|Bank Name||AXIS Bank|
|Branch Name||Statesman House, 148, Barkhamba Road New Delhi. Pin -110001|
Online Form. Please Click here for online registration form
Current News & Events
Shri. Ashish Jain CS AIGETOA MH along with Shri. Riyaj Patvekar CP AIGETOA MH, Shri. Pankaj Bhawsar - CWC, Shri Makarand Giramkar- VP & Shri. Kamlesh Deo- DP kalyan met with CGM Shri .G.K. Upadhyayji and greet them Then discussed some HR & development issues with him. Also, shows his regret about unavailability of GM HQ because of his urgent family call. Then he asked to continue with DGM(HR& Admin) since having less time because of month end target follow up with all SSA.
All agenda point was discussed in details:-
- Rule 8 transfer cases: - CS asked why rule 8 transfer cases are not considered by management? Shri Sule (DGM HR Admin) replied that due to shortage of staff in JTO cadre the Rule 8 cases are stopped.
In reply to this CS pointed out that already more than 250 TTA to JTO are qualified in last LICE and currently 130 ex-service man JTO batch are running in training center the same can be utilized for reliving of Rule 8 cases. The management assured the same will be implemented in best possible way for considering Rule 8 transfer cases.
- Security deposit refund of JTO who have completed 5 years in BSNL:- CS driven attention of management for releasing Security Deposit of Rs. 5000/- of JTO who have been appointed by some other circle and posted to MH circle. He also insisted to instruct all SSA for considering undertaking letter for refund of security deposit from those who have lost original receipt because of any reason. Already 2 letters have been issued by circle office regarding same but the implementation in field need to be improve and the same may be forwarded to circle office without any objection in that procedure. Hence again clear instruction has to be issued with reminder to all SSA for forwarding such cases. DGM assured the reminder letter will be issued soon.
- Many SSAs of Maharashtra Circle, rural/unclassified area allowance has not been paid to DR-JTOs of 2007 and 2008 batch JTOs the instructions issued by the circle office vide letter no-A/PPE-4/BSNL/ORDER/2008-09/I/2 dated at Mumbai the 10/09/2009.
Hence CS Shri Ashish Jain requested to circle office to direct all SSAs to provide the rural/unclassified area allowance to all the eligible executives without any discrimination and that should be implemented with the joining of rural area to motivate officers/officials to perform better duty in rural areas too.
- Updating Circle gradation list up to DR-JTOs of 2008 batch as all of them completed 5 years of regular service. The management assured that list will be display in the month of Dec. 15.
- Also Team of AIGETOA MH insisted management to appoint SGO in all SSA to address Grievances of executive cadre.
- Implementation of EPF coverage for pre induction training period of BSNL recruited Employees as per corporate office order No. 500-85/CA-II/BSNL/EPF/2014-15/VOL.VI dated 05/08/2015
letter No. 500-85/CA-II/BSNL/EPF/2011/Vol.VI Dated 17.09.2015
All problem regarding implementation of above orders were discussed in details with finance wing ( Shri. Vivek Satpute AO nodal for EPF, Smt. Ramadevi CAO & Shri Venkatrao DFA were present in the meeting).
They have discussed their approach in this regard and assure to collect all data from DGM IT and reconfirm the same data with respective SSA to correct if any data mismatch with particular.
Team AIGETOA Amravati led by Shri. Mangesh Borkar, CFS AIGETOA, MH Welcomed Shri. S.L. Sonawane, CS SC/STEWA,MH Circle & Shri. Wasekar DT SC/STEWA Kalyan branch during their visit to Amravati SSA on 19-09-2015. In a short meeting team AIGETOA, Amravati discussed important issues viz. Maharashtra circle transfer policy, Inter circle transfer cases of JTO’s working at Amravati SSA under Rule – 8 etc.
The General Meet of United forum of executive’s associations of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA is conducted at Amravati on 09-09-2015.
General Meet of United forum of executive’s associations of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA held at Amravati on 09-09-2015 at 5.30 p.m. at conference hall, Doorsanchar Bhavan, Amravati.
Following dignitaries along with the members of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA Amravati branch were present at the occasion.
1.Shri. Vijaykumar Lilhare ,Dy.GM, BSNL Amravati
2.Shri. C.M. Saste,Org Secretary (West) AIBSNLEA CHQ
3.Shri. A.G. Joshi, CS , AIBSNLEA MH
4.Shri. P.K.Pote, ACS, AIBSNLEA MH
5.Shri. Mangesh borkar,CFS, AIGETOA MH
7.Shri. Suresh Bhosale,CFS ,AIBSNLEA MH
6.Shri. Pimpalkar,DS Kalyan,AIBSNLEA
7.Shri. V.D.Mishra ,DS AIBSNLEA Amravati
8.Shri. S.S.Tayade, DP AIBSNLEA Amravati
9.Shri. Vivek Bhakre, DS,AIGETOA Amravati
10.Shri. Shashikant Bahurupi DP, AIGETOA Amravati
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The General Meet of United forum of executive’s associations of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA is conducted at Nagpur on 08-09-2015.
General Meet of United forum of executive’s associations of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA held at Nagpur on 08-09-2015 at recreation club Nagpur.
Following dignitaries along with the members of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA Nagpur branch were present at the occasion.
1.Shri. C.M. Saste,Org Secretary (West) AIBSNLEA CHQ
2.Shri. A.G. Joshi, CS , AIBSNLEA MH
3. Shri. Ashish V Jain CS, AIGETOAMH
4. Shri. P.K.Pote, ACS, AIBSNLEA MH
5. Shri. Praveen Kamble ,CWC ( & DS Nagpur), AIGETOA MH
7. Shri. Suresh Bhosale,CFS ,AIBSNLEA MH
6. Shri. Pimpalkar, DS Kalyan,AIBSNLEA
7. Shri. P P Yenorkar DP AIGETOA , Nagpur
8. Shri Vijay Modak, FS AIGETOA, Nagpur
9. Shri. Nandgave, DP AIBSNLEA Nagpur
10. Shri. S S Bhore ,DS AIBSNLEA Nagpur
The function started with welcome note of Shri S S Bhore, (DS) AIBSNLEA. He elaborated the present scenario of Nagpur SSA. In his speech he explained how he has increased his membership in Nagpur SSA. Also, explained the purpose of CS AIBSNLEA visit in Vidharbha.
In his maiden speech in Nagpur SSA, Shri A. G. Joshi, CS AIBSNLEA explained in details the progress of AIBSNLEA in Maharashtra circle. He discussed all the issue which are taken with SR. GMT Nagpur, pertaining to Nagpur SSA and aware the issues to all members. Also, he stated that all transfer cases has been considered in MH circle during his tenure. He mainly concerned on weak HR policy in MH circle.
Shri. Ashish V Jain, AIGETOA CS MH, explained the need of association in executive’s life to know the basic rights of the cadre. He also explained the wrong HR policy which has been adopted by BSNL management, due to which career progression of all cadres has been stopped in BSNL which need to be scrutinized for the better future of the company. He brief current position of 30% superannuation benefit, CPSE hierarchy in corporate office. Also, he strongly quoted that members should be more active & participative in association activities. CS also appealed to all DRS of MH to join hands together to make the AIGETOA strong.
Shri. C.M. Saste, Org Secretary (West) AIBSNLEA CHQ: -He updated all ongoing activities which are perusing by Chq. Latest update on superannuation benefit and status of CPSE hierarchy. Due to combined efforts of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA the MT recruitment has been deferred by 6 months. He quoted that “The Josh (AIGETOA) & Hosh (AIBSNLEA) will do miracle”.
Shri Praveen Kamble, CWC AIGETOA Nagpur, ended the function with vote of thanks in his dynamic style.
CS write a letter for agenda meeeting Regarding long pending HR issues of Direct Recruited executives in MH
Congratulation one and all
After very long struggle by this association singularly and after assuming the charge by our new Director (HR) and then tough instruction to concern cell in our last agenda meeting held on 04-08-2015 finally BSNL CO has issued order for making EPF contribution for training period. Click here for order <<<Letter>>>
It shows that consistent struggle for genuine issues never go to vain. We remember the great words from our Director (HR) in our last agenda meeting that justice should not be denied in pretext of financial position of the company. It is instruction from Director (HR) to HR managers that employees are most voluble assets of the company and every issue of the employees must be addressed on merit and bring the resolution accordingly without keeping in mind the financial position of the company. It is responsibility of the company to arrange money for genuine issues. This association is very much hopeful that these words of Director (HR) will open the door of justice and our all the genuine issues will be resolved on merit.
It is learnt that Cabinet has approved the BSNL proposal for formation of a Subsidiary Tower Company, by hiving off the 65000 mobile towers of BSNL. In this regard, BSNL top management has conducted awareness session before representatives of all associations and unions in the month of May-2014. All representatives had supported the idea but opposed the formation of new company. As the tower business is Profitable business and need dedicated team for operation and maintenance hence association had proposed for formation of separate vertical within BSNL instead of forming new company. Formation of new company is nothing but may be hidden agenda of Government to privatize all such profitable area of BSNL one by one.
Convener of Forum of associations and unions writes letter to CMD BSNL on holding demonstration on 12-08-2015 against formation of new subsidiary Tower Company. Click here for letter
Forum Circular to the General Secretaries. Click here for letter
Being a part of the forum, AIGETOA CHQ has decided to participate in demonstration with other constituents of forum on 12-08-2015 and postcard campaigning from 10th to 22nd Aug-2015. Branch representatives are requested to be in touch with other constituents of forum and act accordingly.
Friends… Vigorous Persuasion of Team AIGETOA, MH yielded result. The interest amount in the EPF accounts of all the DR’s of MH Circle is updated till March – 2015. The credited amount varies from 1.5 lakhs to 2.5 lakhs in r/o each DR. Please click following link to see the latest updated e-passbook.
Friends…you may remember that initially the EPF accounts itself was not updated beyond F/Y 2008-09. It was only due to the strong persuasion of team AIGETOA, MH the EPF accounts started to reflecting the actual Amount without the interest amount. And now all the EPF accounts are updated including the intrest amount.
Three days nationwide hunger fast called by the united forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA was observed successfully all over India on first day. Executives from the nook and corner of the country participated actively and shown overwhelming support to make the programs a grand success.
Realizing the gravity and strength of the agitation, four rounds of talks were held with Senior GM (SR), GM (Pers), Director (HR) and CMD BSNL with the representatives of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA. Considering our demands and acknowledging the genuineness of the issues raised and the subsequent resentment and unrest amongst the executives, BSNL management informed us that they have deferred the internal and external MT exam for six months. We insisted that since the discussion on CPSU hierarchy is going on in the committee headed by ED (NB), any discussion on the requirement of any fast track mechanism within internal candidates should be held thereafter and MT in any form is not acceptable to us. We also pleaded with management to inform the timeline for resolution and progress on other pending HR issues discussed with Director (HR). Director (HR) appreciated our concern and directed Senior GM (SR) to issue a letter in line with the discussions.
Thereafter, CMD BSNL assured that he has been personally monitoring the developments and he is aware of the commitment given by HR wing. He further reaffirmed his commitment for resolution of the NO MT issue raised by the forum and resolution of other HR issues in a time bound manner. He also assured us that an agenda meeting with United Forum shall be held on Monday, the 13th July 2015 for his review of the HR issues. CMD BSNL emphasized on the need for exercising restraint and patience in view of the formalities associated with the matter. He also asked us to concentrate on the viability of the BSNL and making the recently launched schemes popular i.e. free night calling and free roaming and to provide quality services to the customers. We assured our fullest cooperation in his endeavor to turn around BSNL and to achieve its pristine glory.
President, AGS AIGETOA along with Com GS, President AIBSNLEA attended all the meetings with the management and also addressed the meeting during hunger fast at BSNL CO, New Delhi.
In response to the positive gesture shown by the BSNL management particularly CMD BSNL, forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA has decided to defer the ongoing agitation program for six months. Though, some break through has been achieved but final outcome is awaited. We sincerely hope that management will honor its commitment for implementation of CPSU cadre hierarchy and resolution of pending HR issues in a time bound manner failing which we all should keep ourselves ready for resuming the deferred agitation program. At this juncture, we request all the members of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA and other executives who supported the program, to resume their duties immediately and to concentrate for the growth of BSNL. We extend our sincere gratitude and heartfelt thanks to all the office bearers, esteemed members and well-wishers for their overwhelming support to the agitation program.
Letter for deferment by United Forum. Click here
Appeal of SR Cell of BSNL Corporate Office-Letter-1. Click here
Appeal of SR Cell of BSNL Corporate Office-letter-2. Click here
All members of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA should participate in the Hunger Fast Program dividing themselves into 3 batches for 3 days. Unwell members should also participate, however, may be for a lesser period.
Hunger Fast should start at 10.00 hrs and continue up to 18.00 hrs. All the participants must take their seat by 1000 hrs availing casual leave for the day and must not leave the place except for natures call.
The participants may take only drinking water if required and nothing else (tea, biscuit etc) during the period of the Fast.
Other members, who are not sitting for the Hunger Fast on that day, must attend the camp during lunch hours for demonstration. Remember that they are also on "Work According to Rule" Program hence their full concentration should be towards the agitation only and nowhere else.
Use of mobile phones should be minimum and only for urgent cause. Attending official calls sitting at the "Hunger Fast" place must be avoided.
Decorate the "Hunger Fast" suitably by banners and posters displaying the demands and the deprivations.
Remember future of the executives is depending on successful implementation of the agitation program.
GS AIGETOA & AIBSNLEA met GM (Pers) and discussed regarding withdrawal of MT Recruitment Process and settlement of pending HR issues :
We expressed our serious concern against the continuing MT Recruitment process and non-settlement of pending HR issues. We pleaded that recruitment of MT in E-3 grade will jeopardize the promotional avenues of JTO/JAO, SDE/AO equivalent executives in BSNL in the same manner as we have already experienced in DoT wherein the recruitment in JTS grade at ADEs/ACAO/AEE level blocked career prospects the these executives in BSNL. It will also create internal cadre fighting which will adversely affect the functioning of the company. Also, a committee headed by ED (NB) is working on the issue of the implementation CPSU cadre hierarchy and standard E-2 and E-3 IDA scales to the JTO and SDE equivalent executives this arbitrary notification of MT Recruitment notification is not at all justified and doubt the intention of the BSNL Management. We categorically told that the MT recruitment in E-3 grade will be protested organizationally till its withdrawal and the settlement of the pending HR issues.
GM (Pers.) clarified that since LDCE from JTO to SDE is continuing in the similar manner MT recruitment should also be allowed. We clarified that LDCE in SDE grade and MT Recruitment in E-3 grade are altogether different and not comparable with respect to the career progression. GM (Pers.) continued to plead in support of MT Recruitment and mentioned that now sincere efforts are being made to fill up the vacant Gr. B/STS/JAG level vacant posts and settlement of other pending HR issues. It seems that GM (Pers.) who is holding the additional charge of GM (Recruitment) is committed to ensure the recruitment of MT hence, we cannot expect much favor from him. Therefore, we have to fight organizationally to defeat the ulterior motive of the BSNL Management to block the career prospects of the young talented executives of BSNL.
However, GM (Pers.) advised to have a detailed discussion in the committee meeting tomorrow morning at 10.00 am on this issue but, we cannot expect much from him.
You are well aware about the non updation of interest amount in the EPF accounts of all the DR’s of MH Circle since F/Y 2012 onwards. This issue is being vigorously perused by our CS AIGETOA Shri. Ashish Jain, CP Shri. Riyaj Patvekar MH Circle & CFS AIGETOA MH Shri. Mangesh Borkar. As a result a strong Notice has been issued by the Regional provident fund commissioner, EPFO Bandra to BSNL Circle administration regarding the submission of correct of annual returns for the year 2012-13 and 2013-14.
Friends... Lets… Hope that lethargic EPF section of Circle office will wake up on this wakeup call given by the EPFO.
So that soon you will see your updated EPF amount along with the interest amount
GS, FS, CS UP (West) Circle and President AIGETOA met CMD BSNL
GS, FS, CS UP (West) Circle and President AIGETOA met CMD BSNL and requested for withdrawal of MT Recruitment and settlement of other pending HR issues. CMD mentioned that most of the pending HR issues and review on MT Recruitment will be taken up in tomorrow’s BSNL Board meeting. He assured positive results on these issues.
We also drawn his kind attention towards the permanent restoration of IGW links of East Zone. We expressed our concern on BSNL East Zone wherein for more than six months customers are facing slow internet speed and latency problem in MPLS domain. The root cause of these issues is frequent failures of IGW links and MPLS links. CMD appreciated our concern and assured to have a separate discussion on operational issues.
State-run telecom operator BSNL has been mandated the task of setting up 141 Wi-Fi hotspots in the Uttar Pradesh (East) telecom circle, Business Standard reported.
These hotpots are said to cover 17 cities and will connect 37,455 village panchyats across eastern UP. The project has been initiated under the National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN), which aims at providing broadband connectivity to 250,000 villages across India. In UP (E), the project covers 582 blocks spread over 48 districts.
NOFN was approved by the Government of India in 2011 and has since been extending internet access to Gram Panchayats for the purpose of e-governance, e-health, etc.
So far, BSNL has successfully provided internet access in Sarnath and Varanasi (where Wi-Fi hotspots now cover six Ghats). As per the plan, such spots would also span across the major tourist places as well as historical/national monuments, the report said.
A standard Wi-Fi hotspot requires an investment of Rs 10 lakhs. While talking to a Business Standard correspondent a BSNL official said, "We are in the process of identifying these free Wi-Fi spots and the equipment for the same is being procured."
Meanwhile, the state-owned telco has been upgrading its 3G infrastructure in UP to offer better voice and data services. To accelerate national rollout and promote the launch of such services in rural areas, TSPs (Telecom service Providers), ISPs, etc are given a non-discriminatory access to the NOFN.
AIGETOA MH is continuously perusing the issue of EPF interest updation of the entire DR’s of MH circle at various levels. A complaint regarding non updation of interest for the FY 2012-13, 2013-14 & 2014-15 was lodged by Circle Finance secretary, AIGETOA, MH Shri. Mangesh Borkar to EPFO. The shocking clarification given by EPFO is as follows.
“It is informed that due to incorrect submission of annual returns for the year 2012-13 and 2013-14 by the estt. i.e M/s BSNL, Annual Accounts for the said period could not be finalised and hence interest amount is not updated. Notice dated 08/05/2015 has been issued to the company. And therefore accounts for the year 2012-13 and 2013-14 will be finalised as soon as the corrected returns are received to RO Bandra”
This is yet another classic example how the EPF accounts of DR’s are managed (miss?) by the BSNL MH Circle.
Friendsss…… AIGETOA MH Circle secretary has reported this matter to the CGMT, MH circle and demanded for the immediate instruction to be issued to the lethargic EPF section at circle office Mumbai.
R P Shahu, GS AIGETOA has attended the 5th MH circle conference of AIBSNLEA in Satara with Ashish Jain, Circle Secretary , Riyaj Ahmad Patvekar Circle president and AIGETOA Satara district Body leaded by District secretary Shri. Ravishankar. In his strong voice he mentioned that the employees are not responsible for the state of BSNL as on today. It is the HR policy decision but definitely it is possible to revive the BSNL. Every employees should start feeling that they are important for the BSNL and when such feeling gets in to the minds of the each employee, they will feel responsible for their actions and then they will start improving their action.
Shahuji mentioned that even after having the required qualification( BE/B.Tech/MBA/M-Tech/CA), having years of service experience, Direct Recruited JTOs/JAOs are not entitled to become DGM/MT , whereas the person having the same qualifications working in other companies can become the DGM/MT in BSNL.
The thinking of BSNL is there because of me attitude should cultivated instead of I am there because of BSNL attitude which will definitely improve the BSNL services. The reality of my family is surviving because of the BSNL should bear in mind with positive attitude which will put you into action.
He mentioned that there are exams in every level which is giving a feeling that the appointment is to perform the duty for the better growth of BSNL or to study and appear the exams. The policies of the BSNL are reason for the loss of BSNL. He mentioned that DGM level officers are only supervising the works and not executing anything. The execution of work is carried out by JTO/SDEs/JAO level only. In order to even write a proper note also field / basic level working experience is mandatory. Hence, appointing any fresher as DGM / MT level will not help or improve the working of BSNL.
He mentioned that due to the existence of various unions / associations in the executive level, the BSNL management is taking the advantage of making them fight each other. This is not going to be a healthy situation for any association and the day of unity of all the associations and selecting a single representative / leader should not be far ahead for the better benefit of the executive fraternity in the BSNL.
He appealed all the executives to make the ongoing agitation programme of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA a grand success to protest against the arbitrary notification of MTs and non settlement of the long pending issues.
State run telecom operator BSNL, too, will join the 4G bandwagon and launch the ultra high speed data services on LTE technology by year end.
“Yes, we are interested in the 4G space, and are planning to offer the services by year end,” BSNL CMD Anupam Shrivastava told TeleAnalysis during a Q&A session at the Digital India Conclave 2015.
He was speaking at the conclave on May 22 organised by TeleAnalysis.
“We have put our infrastructure in place and will start the pilots in couple of months,” he added.
The company will roll out the 4G services on 2800 MHz and 800 MHz spectrum band.
BSNL had bought 4G spectrum in 2300 MHz band during the spectrum auction held in 2010 but it had returned the same airwaves to the government. Further, the government had announced in January 2014 to refund BSNL the money it had paid for the spectrum.
BSNL had Rs 6724.51 crore for the 4G spectrum which will now be refunded to the state run operator.
A month back BSNL CMD Shrivastava had told TeleAnalysis that the telco is planning to invest around Rs 7,000 crore to upgrade its 3G and 4G network including WiFi infrastructure.
At present, BSNL offers high speed data services in WiMax technology besides the on the traditional DSL and ADSL based broadband technology. However, BSNL;s WiMax services are offered in pockets and not very wide spread.
With the 4G services on LTE technology, combined with its data services on WiMax and WiFi, BSNL appears to be well placed to compete with data operators like Relaince Jio, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone.
GS AIGETOA attended the joint committee meeting scheduled on 28th May-2015 at BSNL CO New Delhi. All committee members were present. Discussion was limited to finalization of standard pay scale as decided on last meeting. Detail discussion took place on financial implication and cascading effect but most of the discussion was repetition of old discussion. Rough calculation on financial implication was presented from management side. All the association representatives unanimously said that in any case BSNL is bound to finalize the standard pay scale in replacement of E1A and E2A which cannot be downgraded hence there is only option to go for E2 and E3 respectively. Chairman of the committee desired the exact and final calculation in the next meeting so that various options can be exercised with or without cascading effect. Committee is heading towards positive direction we hope there will be conclusive decision in next meeting on this issue. Due to leave of Smt Madhu Arora GM (Eastt) in next month the next meeting is scheduled on 07.07.2015.
Today is the day for lunch hour demonstration at all SSA, Circle and Corporate office against the arbitrary notification of MT and long pending HR issues. All executives of BSNL are participated in mass and raise their voice against this gross injustice. Remember our career and our dignity is on stake.
Person who tolerates such injustice and harassment are more responsible than the person doing injustice. We are sure that we are not one among them.
Branch representatives are further requested to get the signature of remaining executives in the campaigning form and send it to all the dignitaries with original copy to CMD BSNL after lunch hour demonstration today.
Dear Direct Recruit Friends
As you know BSNL has notified MT recruitment at E3 level just above DRJTO/JAO who already recruited at E1A=E2. You might be also aware that DPE has recommended recruitment of Management Trainee in every CPSE through direct recruitment at feeder level of executives for management succession plan i.e. to occupy the higher managerial position.
Management Trainee doesn’t mean to the person having M.Tech or MBA qualification but it is mean to the person having professional qualification as per the need of the company. BSNL has already made direct recruitment of JTO/JAO from among professionally qualified candidates and having every competency and talent to execute the work of Telecom Operation and Finance in BSNL. Apart from this there is no precedence in any CPSE of the country to have dual direct recruitment of fresh candidates at two levels. Every CPSE makes single recruitment of MT or ET at E1 or E2 or E3 level and promote them in time bound manner to occupy the higher managerial post.
Executives of any CPSE are part of management and direct recruits JTO/JAO have all the required professional qualification as well as executives experience hence they are already management. In this situation recruiting management trainee and placing them above management is highly illogical and unjustified. If BSNL is succeeded in making proposed recruitment of MT then DR JTO/JAO are nothing but simply equivalent to non-executives of other CPSEs. We will again enter into DOT era where JTO/JAO recruited in Group-C get retired with the tag of Adhoc DE.
Friends, some of us might be thinking to qualify the internal MT to secure our career in BSNL but I can confidently say that internal MT recruitment will never happen as there are thousands of legal violations while making internal MT RR which will definitely be challenged by many groups. Even if, we assume that internal MT will happen and few of us will qualify then it is my sincere advice to them to please prepare for some other CPSEs like oil sectors, NTPC, BHEL, SAIL etc as syllabus of these CPSEs are easier. This MT recruitment will also crush our fight for CPSE cadre hierarchy and E2 pay scale for JTO/JAO. Other than this, why should we accept external recruitment? We have every right to protest against such unwarranted recruitment and definitely we will do it.
It is a humble request to all direct recruits to please come forward on single platform at least for this issue and raise your voice together for your own career. AIGETOA along with AIBSNLEA has served notice and organizing lunch hour demonstration on 25-05-2015 at every SSA and Circle head quarter. I am quite confident that all direct recruits friends will spare their precious time and give their physical presence for one hour i.e. 13:00 to 14:00 hrs on 25-05-2015. Remember if we lose this chance then we will have to suffer for lifelong.
Person tolerating injustice and harassment silently is more responsible than the person doing injustice. We hope we are not one among such persons.
Organizational actions to protest against the arbitrary recruitment of Management Trainees and Non-settlement of long pending HR issues :
Signature Campaign and bearing black badge : 18th May 2015 to 25th May 2015
Format for Mass Signature campaigning. Click here
Demand Card along with black badges. Click here
It is appeal to all the executives of the BSNL irrespective of affiliation, please come forward and join your hands against the unwarranted move of BSNL management and bulldozing another recruitment of fresh candidates in the name of Management Trainee over already recruited and absorbed professionally qualified executives having all the qualification, talent, training and vast experience in telecom operation and finance. We know that this management trainee recruitment is not at all the requirement of the company but being forced to hide something wrongdoing of earlier board and DOT who have given false affidavit in the court of law in the case of ITS repatriation that they cannot repatriate ITS officers because BSNL don’t have qualified executives to replace them. Now this is time to expose their wrong deeds on the cost of our career. We know that together we can do it very easily.
All representatives of this association are requested to please approach each and every executives of BSNL and mobilize them for this historic protest against MT recruitment and resolution of other various pending HR issues. Please start signature campaigning from 18th May-2015 and wear the demand card with black badges as uploaded above.
Members and representatives of AIGETOA and AIBSNLEA are requested to tag this pamphlet on every notice board and circulate the same among all executives for wide coverage of our protest against proposed MT recruitment above JTO/JAO and non-resolution of long pending HR issues. Get signature of 100% executives irrespective of their affiliation with associations and ensure 100% participation in lunch hour demonstration to on 25-05-2015. This will reflect unrest among executives and force current BSNL Board to rethink on decision taken by earlier board. Pamphlet to be circulated and tagged on notice board for wide coverage of our protest. Click here for pamphlet
President AIGETOA Sh Ravishil Verma along with GS AIBSNLEA Sh Prahlad Rai met CMD BSNL on 06-05-2015 and conveyed the resentment prevailed in field on MT notification. It is conveyed clearly that there are already more than 15000 qualified engineers and account officers directly recruited in executive’s cadre and having vast experience in BSNL itself they are not at all ready to work under any fresher’s recruited above them. BSNL has already offered DGM post to engineering graduate merely having 12 years of experience in any privet company of turnover 100 Cr then why engineering graduate and account professional already selected among lakhs of candidates having up to 15 -20 years experience cannot be given opportunity to work at senior level management. When qualified JTO/JAO were recruited in BSNL they were put below incumbents having lesser qualification in the name of experience, now how can BSNL management change it’s theory when these qualified officers gained the experience of 15-20 years in BSNL. Recommendations of petroda committee to recruit 45-50 officers at senior management level are dropped by telecom commission based on no precedence in CPSE to make such recruitment and also with the reason that it will affect the moral of existing ITS officer. There is no such precedence in CPSEs to make recruitment of fresh candidates at two levels in executive’s cadre. It has been clearly conveyed that MT/DGM recruitment from among external candidates giving preferential treatment is nothing but planned move of vested mind on the cost of the company and on the cost of career of already available qualified talent in BSNL which this forum is not going to accept. History is also reminded that how thousands of executives were ready to die against MT notification in year 2008 itself. Now after passing of almost 7 years how BSNL management can dare to go again on the same path. It has been clearly conveyed that BSNL management instead of indulging in futile exercise of MT recruitment must pay whole time and energy to resolve the various long pending HR issues so that existing employees can concentrate on productivity with high moral and faith . Although CMD said that this is the old decision of board which he carrying forward but he will instruct the Director (HR) and concern section to look into the concern of the existing executives. Friends, it is not so easy for any individual director to scrap the decision taken by old board. We must be ready to give strong reason through high unrest and agitation so that they are forced to review the decision taken by old board with some vested interest. Forum of AIGETOA and AIBSNLEA is shortly going to serve agitation notice and we will go up to any extent against MT/DGM recruitment from among external candidates.
Blog posts April 2013
CHQ Updates:Kind attention young members of this association- 30% fitment case dismissed by Humble P-CAT
It is learnt that case filled by some group of JTO recruited after 1.1.2007 before Humble P-CAT Delhi seeking 30% fitment as of existing executive citing principle of equality i.e. equal pay for equal work has been out-rightly dismissed on 23rd April-2013.
On various platforms this association has been trying to convey to the members that this principle does not hold good in this case. There is only possibility of getting E2 pay scale that to tough fight is require through this association platform with your active support. This association will also try to minimise the pay difference once pay scale is finalized but it is not possible without your active support. Many may confuse this young blood to expend the hard earn money in knocking the door of court of law with the issue having no merit but it is only the association which can bring the justice.
Hence extend your full support to this association taking full ownership. Instead of begging, Association has decided to snatch our rights through the mouth of evil BSNL management in time bound manner which require unconditional and close association of members with full trust on leadership.
In response to AIGETOA Aurangabad request for urgent meeting to discuss the agenda given on dated 05-03-2013 ,the respected GMT Shri.Rajesh Sahu had meeting with AIGETOA Aurangabad on 26-04-2013 in Confernce Hall of Sanchar sadan.Meeting started with welcome of GMT Aurangabad by Shri. S.N.Jirwankar ACS AIGETOA by presenting beautiful flowers and then DS Shri.Vasant Halge welcomed all from Association side.
Meeting started with very good news that TBP DPC approved by CGMT which was listed as first point in agenda given by association. DP Shri.Ghanshyam Ingle appreciated the efforts of admin and many thanks given to GMT for organizing timely DPC and ACS requested to the management to initiate the proposed DPC due in the month of Apr-2013 as per new norms.GMT instructed AGM (A) Shri.J.G.Bhatt & SDE(HRD) Shri.R.D.Bhamre to start the proceeding to complete the TBP in scheduled time.
In reply to point put forward by association for redesign of existing local transfer policy i/r/o rural to urban and urban to rural due to incorporation of mobile executive in SSA list,GMT has assured to include mobile executives and revised list will be circulated to one and all for information .Association demanded that urban to rural & vice versa transfer has to be followed from common pool seniority without any favour .It is assured from management side that transfer will initiated on need basis and adhering to the condition listed in transfer policy.
Ex.President Shri.Kishore Wadhawe has brought to the notice of GMT that CSCs in rural should be supported with sufficient man power & leave back up arrangement .GMT assured and hinted that posting of additional staff to CSCs having good revenue collections is under consideration.
With the considerable discussion on HR points ,focus of meeting shifted towards the listed total technical and core development issues .All the members representating the mobile wing including Shri.S.R Wani ,Milind Satdive,Ganesh Palkar ADS,Pradeep Ingle ADS,Anil Kurallu,Umesh Ghatorsingh,Sharique Ahmad has presented the issues faced by executives .Association requested to arrange the rigger before the start of monsoon session,GMT assured to arrange the same on provisional basis till the finalization of tender by Mobile Wing –Nagpur. Shri.Kishore Wadhawe insisted to replace the burnt BTS rack at Talani ,management assured to access the situation .Many members voiced for continuation of OMCR has per earlier schedule to avoid inconvenience to field staff & to avoid failure of BTS . Association has demanded for posting of sufficient staff in OMCR. GMT told that existing arrangement shall continue in OMCR & but categorically rejected the posting of additional staff in OMCR due to shortage of TTAs ,
Points listed in agenda such as CDMA BSC shifting DT Shri.Amit Kuril has requested to accommodate the existing CDMA BTS in one BSC .GMT has appreciated the point and management will think on better option of accommodation BSC at MSC CHN.Point raised by DS for sparing of Powerplant by diversion of load on other PP,It was accepted considering the arise of need from other station.
Association demanded the scrapping of life expired battery sets/idle store,GMT appreciated the concern and told to initiate where ever details like estimate ,installation date & other data available and shall instruct account authority to spare time to visit the places along with field staff.
Point raised by ACS Shri. Jirwankar &Shri.Ghanshyam Ingle DP regarding timely FRAC and scheduling of leased deeds.GMT was aware of the situation faced by executive in field and increase in demand of rents by landlord considering prevailing market rate & suggested that focus for amicable resolution of critical issues to avoid heavy involvement of money on account of shifting of tower/BTS.It will be instructed to planning to prepare schedule of FRAC.
Point raised by DS Shri.Vasant Halge regarding the non billing issues of leased cct and non availability of records ,the meeting of nodal officer leased cct,CO and AO(TRA) will be called with GMT.
Constructive discussion of three hours on all points listed in agenda and some points raised by member has taken place in healthy manner and GMT has shown positive & keen interest and appreciated the involvement of GEs in improvement of services and expected outstanding result from GE fraternity.
DP Shri.Ghanshyam Ingle extended sincere thanks to GMT Shri.Sahu Sir for accepting valuable suggestion given by Association & for assurance to resolve the issues relevant to field & executives in general. DP extended thanks to GMT for exchanging technical inputs .DP also thanked AGM(A) and SDE(HRD) for maintaining problem solving attitude.
In response to EPFO Letter to Circle EPF Nodal Authority,CAO CA-I Mumbai circle office has written to all SSA for immediate conclusion EPF individual cases and timely submission of EPF statement and intimated to fix the responsibility for un due delay. <<Letter>>
DoT called volunteers from willing ITS Group 'A' officers working in Department of Telecommunications to work in BSNL/MTNL on deputation <CLICK>
The CEC meet of AIGETOA CHQ and CS/CP was held on 21st and 22nd April 2013 at CTO Sabhagar complex, New Delhi. Representatives of almost all of the circles participated in the meet. The meeting was held as per agenda schedule wherein CHQ and CS/CP/CWC of the circles voiced their opinion on various agenda items. Some important activities like finalization of the election norms and future course of action for the association were finalized.
On 21st April association related activities were finalized and various resolutions were taken regarding the election process for next AIC. Details of the resolution will be circulated through group mail.
On 22nd April, representatives met again and burning issues were discussed.
After discussions, it was noted by each member present in the meeting that management has been continuously ignoring the interests of the Direct recruits and are not willing to listen their grievances. It was decided that we have waited enough and if management is not willing, we have to make them listen and force them to resolve the issues.
Thereafter, GS along with other representatives unanimously decided that no further begging, they should immediately go to CMD and tell them that they will have to listen to the grievances and resolve the issues cum rights in a time bound manner. GS along with all the representatives then moved to the third floor of BSNL CO to meet CMD. Unfortunately, CMD was on leave due to some medical problem, we all Gherao Director(HR/EB) with shouting slogan “AIGETOA ZINDABAD, BSNL MANAGEMENT MURDABAD”and in a clear manner communicated that till management doesn’t commits the resolution of the issues and define the timelines, not even a single person will move an inch from the place and we all sat together. We all were ready to face any consequences including police arrest for snatching our rights.
Director (HR/EB) sensing the gravity of the situation called to meet the representatives and discuss the issues. Immediately heads of various HR groups and Finance wing dealing with the issues were called. The meeting lasted for 3 hours and various issues were discussed and timelines were committed. In the first phase some of the long pending cadre issues were discussed. The minutes of the meeting will be released soon. Click here for Detail of the discussion
Friends, though Director (HR/EB) has realized the reason behind desperation of the executives up to such extent and committed for the resolution of issues in timelines but we should not relax. We should be vigilant enough of the situation and be ready for striking hard with a loud voice and full vigor if the issues are not settled in time line as committed by Director (HR/EB). We should keep ourselves prepared for next struggle which is start soon after the timelines. If management resolves, well and fine otherwise we have to once again make them realize the might and power of the DR unity.
The Consistence persuasions of AIGETOA’ns of Maharashtra state Compelled EPFO authorities to write letter to BSNL, MH Circle Administration regarding non- submission of EPF records for the financial year 2010-11 & 2011-12. << click for letter >>
BSNL Circle Accounts sections has not submitted the correct EPF records to EPFO Bandra for the financial year 2010-11 & 2011-12 till date. It is learnt that the updation of these records are still under progress even after laps of 2 years.
Further, for the first time EPFO have provided the reasons for the delay in issuance of the Annual balance sheets in respect of the EPF accounts of members of Maharshtra circle for the financial year 2008-09 & 2009-10 in a reply to a letter written by Shri. Pankaj Bhavsar, DS AIGETOA Kalyan .<< click for the letter >>
Today the hearing for LDCE Court Case could not take place as Hon'ble PCAT bench was not sitting today. The hearing has been postponed to 30th April 2013 in the same bench.
Panel constituted for revival of state owned telecom PSUs will take a call on the telecom department's demand that Cabinet approve Rs 23,000 crore bailout for BSNL and MTNL.
The Centre has constituted a panel of ministers tasked with looking at ways to revitalise the two public sectormobile phone companies - BSNL and MTNL.Currently, an empowered group of ministers(EGoM) headed by finance minister P Chidambaram looks into all spectrum-related issues for the telecom sector. It is not known if Chidambaram will head the new Group of Ministers (GoM) too. This panel will take a call on the telecom department's demand that Cabinet approve Rs 23,000 crore bailout for BSNL and MTNL.<link>>
Today the hearing for LDCE Court Case was held at Hon'ble P-CAT, New Delhi. The case was argued strongly in our favor by our counsels. The Senior Counsel from BSNL, another Counsel from BSNL Side, Two Counsels from AIGETOA and one counsel from successful candidates appeared for hearing. The counsel from SNEA has also moved an impleadment application. The argument from both the side was heard in the court though the opposition side wanted a long adjournment, the Hon'ble PCAT has posted the case for final argument on Tuesday, the 23rd April 2013 at 2.30pm with a firm direction that case will be heard and on that day itself irrespective of whether any body is present or not. We are expecting a firm outcome on Tuesday.
A case on the preparation of All India Eligibility List for the promotion of the SDE (T) in seniority cum fitness in the was filed in Hon’ble Central Administrative Tribunal of Ernakulum .The case was listed today and the Hon’ble Tribunal Issued the interim injunction order on the promotion in the seniority cum fitness. Now BSNL Management cannot carry on promotions from JTO (T) to SDE (T) under 67% quota without the leave of the Hon’ble Central Administrative Tribunal,Ernakulum. Order copy will be uploaded soon.
BSNL MH Circle has issued confirmation order in the cadre of JTOs .List and letter <<Click>.
The DoT is also setting up Centralised Monitoring System for lawful interception and monitoring of telephone and Internet servicesIn response to the perception within the intelligence and defence community of the growing threat to national security from imported Chinese telecom equipment, the Centre is planning to set up a ‘Telecom Security Directorate.’ This is part of the government’s broader strategy to set up an institutional framework of technical manpower to handle telecom security-related issues linked to the use of telecom gear manufactured by Chinese giants Huawei and ZTE.<<Link>>
BSNL’s human resource is one of its greatest assets. HR policy, rules, guidelines and regulations have a direct bearing on the service conditions of this invaluable resource. It is therefore important that a single point of reference on HR matters is made available, which serves as dependable source of information both for the employees well as the management. A comprehensive BSNL HR Manual has been complied. Click here for BSNL HR Manual
Mumbai will be the first city to have India-developed Carrier Ethernet Switch Routers that provide telecommunication services with an additional layer of security for customer data.These routers can carry leased services, software-defined networking and secure communications. The Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd will deploy these routers across eight sites in the city.The telecom hardware is being manufactured by the Hyderabad-based Electronics Corporation of India Ltd (ECIL) under licence from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. The national telecom carrier and the electronics major signed a memorandum of understanding at the IIT last week to implement the initiative.This is perhaps the first instance where a carrier-class technology developed at an academic institution has found its way to a tier-1 provider in India in the transport network, a release from ECIL said.
The Ethernet switch routers have been designed and developed by IIT, Bombay. They are the fastest in the business and consume less power. MTNL will will offer carrier-class services to enterprise customers, government agencies and other bodies from each site.
These include Ethernet services, leased lines and MPLS network access from 10 Mbps to 10 Gbps. The backbone of the network will consist of 10 Gbps links that would route carrier Ethernet and optical transport network packets.Devang Khakhar, Director, IIT Bombay said that the deployment of its licensed technology would set a new benchmark in technology adoption from the IIT system to industry.
Peeyush Agrawal, Executive Director, MTNL said an earlier version of the hardware was tried in its data centre after its launch in May 2011.P. Sudhakar, Chairman and Managing Director, ECIL said the collaboration with IIT Bombay helped bring the technology to the market.
Hearty Congratulations ..!!!
Amravati Main CSC team & Chandur bazaar, CSC team ,of Amravati SSA for getting the prestigious Swarn Awards for CSC in Maharashtra circle for 2nd and 3rd quarter. << Click for letter >>
Amravati Main CSC has won prestigious swarna award in both 2nd and 3rd quarter in category – I CSC, under the dynamic leadership of Shri. Vijay kumar Lilhare, Dy. G.M. BSNL, Amravati.Special congratulations.. to Shri Umesh Kawalkar ,SDE (CSC-main),Amravati & his team lead by Shri. Subhash Tatte Sr. TOA and other staff of CSC .Shri. Anil Pandit ,TM Shri. R.M. Jikar,Sr. TOA, Smt.S.M.Waghade,Sr. TOA Shri. Devghare,TM.
Congratulations.. to all CSC staff for sincere efforts taken by them under the spiritual guidance of Shri. Umesh Kawalkar ,SDE (CSC-Main),Amravati, for achieving this glory….
Many congratulations to Chandur bazaar, CSC team, for winning swarna award in 3rd quarter in category – III CSC.
Congratulations.. to Smt. M.U. Kawalkar,SDE,Chandur Bazar for her devotion & hard work along with her team lead by Shri. Prashant Golekar, TTA,Chandur Bazar with other CSC staff has bring this glory to Chandurbazar SDCA.
Union telecom minister Kapil Sibal said on Wednesday that he fears signing files as he doesn’t know how courts would interpret such decisions in the future. The telecom sector will never lay a golden egg again.“The bureaucrat wonders if he should take this decision if ten years from now, somebody hauls him up in the court and says it is time for him to go in... I fear... I personally sitting on that chair. I fear to sign something as I don’t know what is going to happen in the court of law five years from now,” Sibal said, in response to questions at the CII’s annual general meeting.
Union telecom minister Kapil Sibal said that it is time that the contours of jurisdiction must be respected.“In the absence of that we are going to go through a chaotic state of affairs, which is no good for anybody. The sense of fear emanates from there,” he said. This sense of fear has happened since 2010 he said, and blamed “the CAG and the most independent media in the world,” among others, for this.
Sibal said that the telecom sector was the golden goose which laid the golden egg and the government itself has just got a mere Rs 1,000 crore. The golden goose will never lay the golden egg again for a little while ... What is the result of all this? The sector is under debt of Rs 2.50 lakh crore. So I like to know who has benefited?,” questioned Sibal.
Dear Friends, All the LDCE qualified members are requested to apply online CL in advance for 8th April-2013. Other members may also apply on line CL for 8th April 2013 to show the solidarity. Remember this is not an agitation but just to register our protest officially which may also help management to appraise the desperation of executives about their career progression before the Hon'ble court of law.
State owned Telecom PSU -BSNL Services are getting paralysed by cable theft,cable damages by JCBs through out country but now it seems never ending with under sea cable cut which has affected ,'Broadband Speed'.Now it reported that storm water drainage work affected OFC/Copper cables at Chennai.<<Details>>
Bharti Airtel failed to convince the Supreme Court on Friday to hold an immediate hearing against the HC’s order yesterday lifting the ban on its earlier ruling to prevent execution of DoT’s order from stopping the company to offer 3G services in circles where it does not have licenses. SC has posted the matter for April 8.<<Details>>