SAVE CAREER STOP MT ....

REACH IN MASS AT MUMBAI CIRCLE OFFICE

 

7TH 8th & 9TH JULY..

JOINT AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA DHARANA 

PARTICIPATE IN MASS IN DHARNA ON 7th  8th AND 9th JUNE

BSNL has not only thousands of young and experiences professionally qualified executives but there is most suitable way to maintain the management succession plan. BSNL has already recruited professionally qualified executives at E1A=E2 level and as per other CPSEs and recommendation of Deloitte consultant every executives must be promoted up to DE/AGM level with time span of 4-5 years and then BSNL may device some fast track promotion from DE to DGM through competitive or any other mode against 50% vacancies. This is not only in synch with leading CPSEs of the country but also fulfill genuine career aspiration of direct as well as absorbed executives which is highly required to induce motivation. By adopting this policy there is no any harm to BSNL but if management bulldoze the highly unjustified management trainee above these executives this is not only unique in the country but counterproductive to the company due to high unrest and demotivation among executives .

Let us gear up and give strong and befitting reply to vested interest in BSNL planning to ruin the career of existing executives with no reason. Participate in mass in the proposed dharna on 9th and 10th June. To make this protest program grand success call each and every executive irrespective of their affiliation and ensure 50% executives must participate in first day and remaining 50% on second day by applying leave. During lunch and closing hour 100% presence must be ensured on both days. Branch representatives must take the meeting with AIBSNLEA and decide the participation accordingly. Many representatives have requested to call 100% members on both days but same must not be done because this two days Dharna is only trailer to attract the attention of top management and to generate momentum for next and intensified agitation program. This is not only matter of our career only but also the matter of qualification, dignity and respect. Come what may we will not allow such abuse to our career, qualification, dignity and respect. We will surly hit back with strong possible ways.

Current News & Events

Congratulations…!!! to All The DR’s of MH State…

Jul 11, 2015

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.

     <<uanmembers.epfoservices.in/download_mpb.php>>

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. 

ORGANIZATIONAL ACTION PROGRAMS DEFERRED FOR SIX MONTHS.

Jul 8, 2015

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

Guidelines for the proposed Relay Hunger Fast from 07th July 2015 to 09th July 2015:

Jul 5, 2015
 
  • 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 :

Jun 30, 2015

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.

EPF interest updating issue:-

Jun 19, 2015

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.

<<Click for notice>>

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

 

  

chq News

Jun 18, 2015
GS met GM (Estt) and discussed regarding the issues are to be taken up in tomorrow’s Board meeting i.e. JTO RR 2015, 5 Advance Increment Benefit to JAO 2013 Batch, JTO (SRD) and PA Cadre, Reduction of eligibility condition from TTA/Sr. TOA to JAO LICE from 7 years to 5 years etc. GM (Estt) confirmed that all these issues are there in the Board agenda for consideration.

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.

 

BSNL ON EXPANSION

Jun 15, 2015

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.

No EPF interest since 2012 onwards.....

Jun 4, 2015

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.

<<click for letter>>

Maharashtra Tour R P Shahu, GS AIGETOA

Jun 2, 2015

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.

 

BSNL To Launch 4G LTE Service By Year End

May 30, 2015

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.

<<http://www.teleanalysis.com/news/bsnl-to-launch-4g-lte-service-by-year-end-15168.html>>

 

DETAIL OF JOINT COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON 28-05-2015

May 29, 2015

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.

 

 

 

LUNCH HOUR DEMONSTRATION TODAY AT ALL SSA, CIRCLE AND CORPORATE OFFICE-PARTICIPATE IN MASS

May 25, 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.

 

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STOP MT

May 25, 2015

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 :

May 19, 2015

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.

Pamphlet to be circulated and tagged on notice board for wide coverage of our protest

May 19, 2015

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

Corporate has called for nominations for Bharat Sanchar Seva Padak and Vishisht Sanchar Seva Padak

May 8, 2015

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Chq News : MEETING WITH CMD ON MT NOTIFICATION

May 8, 2015

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.

Sr GM HR/Admn Mumbai writes SSA Heads for examination of correctness of Data of achievement of different SSA wise targets during Year 2014-15 with instructions to use this data while writing self appraisal of APRs 2014-15.

May 2, 2015

HONORABLE HIGH COURT OF CHENNAI DISMISSED THE WRIT APPEAL OF BSNL

Apr 27, 2015

Congratulation one and all, Division bench of Honorable High Court of Chennai dismissed the writ appeal of BSNL and pronounced the final order in favor of our arguments on the matter of EPF contribution for the training period which upheld the earlier decision given by EPFO and Single Bench of Honorable High Court of Chennai. Click here for order copy

 

Honorable Court has also pointed out in the operating portion of the order itself that Appellant (BSNL) ought not to have come up with the writ appeals at all. Honorable court was annoyed with the said act of BSNL and wanted to put cost but since the EPFO has teeth in terms of other provisions to teach the lesson to BSNL, has not imposed any cost and leave it to EPFO to proceed further in terms of section 7A.

 

This has been only possible due to untiring effort of this association through the then AGS AIGETOA Sh Surinder Mahar, AO earlier posted at Chennai, now at Kurukshetra Haryana. This case must be eye opener for all the direct recruits in BSNL that many associations may claim the representation of direct recruits; in fact more number of direct recruits are still with these association for paying subscription and solving their personal issues but when comes for the cadre issues AIGETOA is only association which pursued till resolution. No association in BSNL can claim that they even known about such issues of direct recruits.

 

Now BSNL has not only to deposit both the contribution (employee’s as well as employer’s) but also the 12% interest and damages penalty which may go up to 400% depends on EPFO. This interest and penalty will have to be paid by BSNL CO. 

AIGETOA Nagpur welcomes Shri. G. K. Upadhdhay, CGMT MH on his Vidarbha tour

Apr 16, 2015

On visit of Shri. G. K. Upadhdhay CGMT MH, 16/04/2015, the delegation of AIGETOA Nagpur gave him warm welcome by offering momento of AIGETOA and had  courtesy  meeting for discussions on different issues related to Poor GSM network , wrong announcement, Data connectivity, and shortage of material in the field. 

CS Shri Ashish Jain driven the attention of CGM on the latest  Higher contribution towards EPF pension. Explain the details of wide letter issued by RPFO Delhi on dated 29/8/2014. Also agenda point meeting is asked by CS in coming days.

 The CGM is very much concerned and gave his full assurance for fast implementation of  same in top priority.

This meeting was attended by delegation of AIGETOA Shri Ashish  Jain CS MH, Shri. Praveen kamble CWC member, Shri Vijay Modak District Finance Secretary Nagpur, District President Nagpur and Shri Pramod Gajbhiye Exec. member Nagpur. <<photo1>> <<photo2>>

Last chance for Higher Pension Under EPS along with relevant documents

Jan 29, 2015
Dear Direct Recruits ,
                                       You can have attractive Pension under EPS if you give Option required for it. I am herewith attaching herewith  two option forms:- 
1. One for Direct Submission to AO(Pay) office which is  with attachment name reference letter No.3 where you have to tick first option.
2. Second Option form is with attachment in word file which is to be sent through proper Channel.
                       Kindly submit both the forms much before 28 Feb 2015 & keep receipt of submission of option letter. You can find herewith some more documents which may be helpful to understand benefits of Higher Pension option for Pension under EPS. There is also provision of partial surrender under which If required then you can surrender part of pension & can get lum sum amount whose calculation is with attached documents.
                          
Kindly go through the attachments. Don't forget this is our last chance for EPS.

Thanks & Regards

Circle secretary AIGETOA

Chq News: DPC FROM JTO TO SDE THROUGH SENIORITY QUOTA REGARDING

Jan 21, 2015

It is understood that one executives association projecting themselves to be the so called well wishers of direct recruits are trying to convince the authority for conducting DPC for SDE in parts so that promotion of direct recruits can be delayed. It is very much sure that after conducting DPC for earlier parts some legal hurdles may be created for conducting DPC of subsequent parts making DRs the sufferers again. President AIGETOA Shri Ravishil Verma and AGS Shri Amit Roy met authorities in Pers section on 20th Jan 2015 and conveyed about such sinister designs of the so called well wishers. Association has taken tough stand and demanded that in one go DPC against all the available vacancies which are around 6400 should be done. It is expected that with this OC and SC candidates of batch 2001 and to some extent even batch 2002 may get through while ST candidates of batch 2005 may be covered.

Representatives also made it clear to authorities that while requesting so, our claim to the seniority dispute over fixation of vacancy years remains as it is and we will keep on perusing for seniority fixation as per DOP&T guidelines. President and AGS made it clear that any promotion orders without covering all vacancy years available till date will lead to a massive protest. Friends, keep yourself ready for the battle if any such things happens. 

However, authorities have assured us that all available vacancies till date will be taken into account so that maximum persons can be benefitted. CHQ is closely monitoring the developments and will not hesitate in agitating if any injustice is done to direct recruits.

Congratulation one and all for overwhelming response in lunch hour demonstration against the victimization of our General Secretary:

Jan 20, 2015

Massive participation reported from various Circles for the Lunch Hour Demonstration held on 20th January 2015. Huge participation reported from Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chennai Telephones, Corporate Office New Delhi, Gujarat, Himchal Pradesh, J&K, Karnataka, Kolkata Telephones District, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Odissa, Punjab, Rajasthan and WB Circles. Reports from few circles are awaited. Click here for Glimpses of LHD

Congratulations one and all for overwhelming response in Lunch Hour Demonstration against the victimization of our General Secretary and displaying our Unity, Solidarity and commitment towards fight for justice.

CONGRATULATIONS !!!! JAO TO AO PROMOTION RELEASED !!!!

Jan 19, 2015

Consistent and untiring efforts for last 18 months of our comrades shri Badri Kumar Mehta (OS AIGETOA Delhi) and  Shri Surinder Surunder Kumar Mahar (JAO Hisar) under the able guidance of GS Shri R P Shahu & President  Shri Ravi Shil Verma and the team yielded JAO to AO promotion Order.This is great achievement for DR JAOs . It could happen due to firm determination of Sh. S.K. Bhardwaj, GM(FP). AIGETOA Salutes and gives special thanks to him for his great and continued effort till it reached conclusion despite of many road blocks created by the so called credit mongers who are now running extra hours to claim the credit. 

Click here for the Order-1 & Order-2

News from chq

Jan 12, 2015

All Circle Secretaries and District Secretaries upto GMTD level must endorse the notice served by CHQ to CGMTs and GMTDs respectively by Monday  (12th January 2015) and start mass campaigning for "Lunch Hour Protest" on 20th Jan 2015 against victimization of apex leader. Click here for notice served by CHQ

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Blog posts April 2013

Clarification from Corporate Office

Apr 30, 2013

CO has issued clarification regarding the continuation looking after arrangement not exceeding  180 days and basis for release  of  LA as per statutory guidelines on reservation in promotion <<Letter>.

CHQ Updates:Kind attention young members of this association- 30% fitment case dismissed by Humble P-CAT

Apr 30, 2013

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.

AIGETOA MEETING WITH GMT AURANGABAD AS PER AGENDA GIVEN ON 05/03/2013

Apr 28, 2013

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.

 

EPF cases of BSNL recruits

Apr 28, 2013

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>>

Deputation of ITSs working in DoT to MTNL/BSNL

Apr 27, 2013

DoT called volunteers from willing  ITS Group 'A' officers working in Department of Telecommunications to work in BSNL/MTNL on deputation <CLICK>

CEC Meeting of AIGETOA CHQ

Apr 25, 2013

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.

MH Circle EPFO UPDATES

Apr 25, 2013

 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 >>

 

LDCE Court Case Update.

Apr 23, 2013

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.

Apr 22, 2013

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>>

LDCE UPDATES

Apr 20, 2013

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.

Seniority issues never ends in BSNL

Apr 20, 2013

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.

Confirmation of JTOs in MH Circle

Apr 18, 2013

BSNL MH Circle has issued confirmation order in the cadre of  JTOs .List and letter <<Click>.

Telecom Security Directorate planned to tackle threat from Chinese equipment.

Apr 17, 2013

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 HR Manual at a Glance

Apr 14, 2013

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

MTNL to deploy telecom tech developed by IIT-B across city.

Apr 8, 2013

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.

AIGETOA MH Congratulate award winning CSC Team in MH Circle

Apr 6, 2013

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.

Telecom won’t lay golden egg for now: Hon.MoC Shri.Sibal

Apr 6, 2013

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.

Appeal to all GEs

Apr 6, 2013

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.

BSNL services -Disrupted by theft,JCB and now under sea cable cut ,storm water

Apr 6, 2013

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>>

3G roaming: Airtel says HC could not have acted at RCom’s plea.

Apr 6, 2013

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>>

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