BSNL plans to rent out telephone exchanges, vacant staff quarters across Kerala

KOCHI: Staff cuts and smaller office space, a by-product of automation, has left BSNL with a lot of unused real estate which the government run organisation has now decided to put to innovative use.

It is planning to rent out some of its sprawling telephone exchanges and vacant staff quarters in 153 locations across Kerala. The idea is to mop up at least Rs 10 crore by renting out around 12,000 sqm of built-up area in the next three years.
Government agencies, banks etc will get priority while leasing out the space.The rent period will be three years and it can be renewed for two more terms of the same duration. “It is as part of an all-India plan that we started measures to rent out our vacant buildings and quarters. We have just started the process,“ said Sanjay Kumar, general manager, land and buildings, BSNL, Thiruvananthapuram.
Many employees quarters are vacant. “There was about 30% dip in our staff strength in the past two or three years and another 30% decrease is expected in the next couple of years", a BSNL official said.

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Circle News

Dear Comrades!

Our Circle Secretary discussed today (29/06/2017) with PGM(F) the following transfer cases.

1. Smt. Rajeswari JAO Madurai to Trichy- Orders will be issued today

2. Shri. Thahir JAO- Tirunelveli to Virudhunagar/ Smt. Agalya JAO-Virudhunagar to Madurai-  Orders will be issued shortly
Dear members,

Corporate office has issued orders retaining our com. V.PRAHALATHAN, DE. PATTUKKOTTAI in Tamil Nadu Circle till 31-3-2018. 
Thanks to the Tamil Nadu Circle Administration, Our  beloved GS, AIBSNLEA, for his untired efforts. 
Orders issued by Our Tamil Nadu Circle Administration today  retaining our Com. V. Prahalthan DE,PTK upto 31-3-2018.
Congratulation to Com.V. Prahalathan DE. PTK.

Update on presentation to Secretary (T) on 3rd PRC by BSNL:

Today(23.06.2017) at 1600 Hrs. Director (HR), BSNL Board along with other senior officer will give presentation to the Secretary (T) on 3rd PRC implementation in BSNL with 15% fitment benefit.

Status update on the issue of replacement scales for pre-revised E1A, E2A pay scales for JTOs, SDEs & equivalent cadres and subsequent up-gradation of E3 by E4, E4 by E5, E5 by E6 and E6 by E7:

DoT had raised certain queries on replacement scales for pre-revised E1A, E2A pay scales for JTOs, SDEs & equivalent cadres 

It is learnt that BSNL Management on 12.06.2017 while replying the queries of DoT mentioned that BSNL is requesting for E2 and E3 scales in replacement of pre-revised E1A and  E2A i.e. Part-I of the proposal in BSNL’s letter dated 06.06.2016 for replacement of E1A and E2A with E2 & E3 being a residual issue of 2ndPRC and may be approved. The Part-II of the BSNL’s proposal will be taken up at the time of 3rd PRC.

Though the BSNL Management has not withdrawn its proposal sent on 06.06.2016 but this revised proposal is impracticable wherein a section of executives’ pay will be revised with effect from 01.01.2007 as per 2ndPRC report and other section of executives subsequent pay up-gradation will be taken up at the time of 3rdPRC.

AIBSNLEA will continue its efforts to get implemented the BSNL’s earlier proposal sent to DoT on 06.06.2016 to provide justice to all the executives in order to remove their pay anomaly and stagnation.

It is time for introspection to Majority Association

AIBSNLEA have been fighting for the settlement of all the legitimate HR issues and viability of BSNL since its inception and achieved many mile stones during the period by getting implemented grant of perks  to executives w.e.f. 01.01.2005, implementation of EPP w.e.f 18.01.2007, filling of all vacant STS Group-‘A’ level posts in all discipline by getting clearance from DoT in Sept.-2006, Transparent Transfer Policy-2008, BSNL MSRR-2009, Implementation of 2nd PRC recommendations in BSNL with full 30% fitment benefits in BSNL, IDA Pension revision for BSNL Pensioners issued on 15.03.2011, Merger of 50% DA with Basic Pay w.e.f. 01.01.2007 effectively amounting to 78.2% for the purpose of fitment and pay fixation in the revised pay scales, Withdrawal of 60:40 provision in  the Pension Rules 37A for BSNL employees and payment of 78.2% fitment benefit to BSNL Pensioners, Withdrawal of MT RR-2008 and 2011, Regularization of adhoc level executives in all disciplines, filling up of the vacant DGM/SE posts in all disciplines, 3% superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited employees, framing of JTO RR-2014 and conduction of JTO LICE, Creation of  PPS and Sr. PPS posts, regularization of offg. JTOs Rs. 22820/- Pay anomaly resolution by formation of Committee and active participation in all the struggles of BSNL Unions and Associations to protect the interest of BSNL etc.

Recently in December-2016 BSNL Management conducted referendum for majority executive Association wherein AIBSNLEA by getting 18,400 votes got Support Association status and thereafter continuously trying to protect  the interest of all the BSNL executives i.e. whether it is BSNL recruited or absorbed in BSNL. After referendum under the banner of United Forum of BSNL Executives Associations one agitation was launched for the settlement of the burning demands i.e. pay loss of post 2007 recruited executives, standard pay scales by replacing E1A by E2, E2A by E3 and subsequent up-gradation of pay scales E3 by E4, E4 by E5, E5 by E6 and E6 by E7, 30% superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited employees, CPSU Cadre hierarchy as per the Khan Committee report, 3rd PRC implementation with 15% fitment benefit and pension revision of BSNL pensioners etc. On the positive assurance given by the CMD BSNL and Director (HR) the agitation programme was deferred. But immediately just after the deferment of the agitation, BSNL management took vindictive actions against the General Secretaries of AIBSNLEA, AIGETOA and AITEEA by issuing “Show Cause” notice, deduction of salary of two days DHARNA organized on 27th and 28th Dec-2016 by cancelling the sanctioned E/L and C/L etc.

Thereafter, on 28th March-2017, DoT administration issued ‘Presidential Directives’ for E1A and E2A intermediary pay scales which created unrest and accordingly AIBSNALEA and AITEEA organized protest demonstration on 06.04.2017 wherein Com. GS, AIGETOA was also requested to sign the notice but he expressed his inability in signing the agitation notice of United Forum and mentioned  that he is in favour of Joint struggle of all the Associations and he along with his members already actively participated in demonstrations made on 30/03/2017 by the Majority Association. Com. GS, AIGETOA was requested by GS AIBSNLEA and GS, AITEEA for serving a agitation notice under the banner of United Forum for protest actions, but GS AIGETOA was perhaps committed to Majority Association not to go for agitation on the platform of United Forum and insisted us also to come and join with them rather than starting agitation. And finally they formed Joint Forum and served a notice of agitation on 10.04.2017 when the GS AIBSNLEA was on LTC at Port Blair w.e.f. 09.04.2017 to 16.04.2017. I explained to GS AIGETOA and GS SNEA that at present I am away from CHQ and after having the talk with our CHQ Office bearers and Circle Secretaries, I shall be able to take the decision because just three months before referendum has taken place wherein lot of hot exchanges have taken place, so immediate joint struggle is not possible. We have to convince and mentally prepare our members at base level for joint struggle then only it would be possible for us to come together but it was ignored for which the reasons are best known to them and finally they served the notice under the banner of Joint Forum denouncing United Forum. Now,  Majority Associations is alleging support Association to derail all the HR issues which JF and BSNL Management jointly trying to resolve.

The fact remains that Jt. Forum in collision with the BSNL Management is trying to sabotage the important HR issues which the support Association have brought on track i.e. E1-A by E2, E2-A by E3 and subsequent up-gradation of pay scales E3 by E4, E5 by E6 and E6 by E7 which was approved by Management Committee of BSNL Board and was sent to DoT on 06.06.2016 during the struggle of United Forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA.

The majority Association since beginning tried to sabotage it and after referendum pressurized the BSNL Management to trunked the proposal making it half i.e. upto E1-A by E2 and E2-A by E3 only wherein double fixation in E3 grade, means one executive will remain in E3 scale for 10 years in violation of EPP which will invite litigations. Knowing well this fact they are befooling the executives and trying to harm the interest of all the executives of BSNL. They pressurized BSNL Management to withdraw the earlier 06.06.2016 proposal and halved it up-to  E1-A by E2 and E2-A by E3 only. But with the vigorous efforts of AIBSNLEA, they could not succeed in it and now BSNL has replied the queries of DoT pleading that BSNL’s earlier proposal of 06.06.2016 may be considered in two parts. AIBSNLEA will continue to make its efforts for up-gradation of all the pay  scales E1-A to E2, E2-A to E3, E3 to E4, E4 to E5, E5 to E6 and E6 to E7 in the larger interest of all the executives.

Majority Association is sabotaging the Khan Committee report on CPSU Cadre Hirarchy  by allowing  MT recruitment and allowing post based promotions up-to STS level only. We will strongly oppose such acts of Majority Association.

30% superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited employees precipitated after the struggle of United Forum of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA only. Majority Association never contributed in this regard.

PGM (PF) Ms. A. Panda, Committee on pay anomaly of Rs. 22820/- of JTOs/JAOs post recruited 1.1.2007 was constituted on the demand of AIBSNLEA and AITEEA by CMD BSNL. But the Majority Association trying to sabotage the committee report raising huge financial implication to benefit thousands of executives in the report in line of Estt. Cell  pleadings.

Notional pay fixation issue of JTOs/SDEs(C/E/Arch/TF) Engineering wings and PA cadre was initiated and taken  by AIBSNLEA and with it’s sincere efforts only the management committee of BSNL Board has cleared it and now BSNL board approval is awaited. This issue was hijacked by majority association. E1+5 advance increment benefit to JTOs/JAOs could be settled by AIBSNLEA through KCGK Pillai Committee report. Now JTO(SRD), JAO 2013 batch and PAs case has been cleared by BSNL Management committee and awaiting BSNL board approval.

Diversion of MT Quota posts to seniority quota posts in Telecom Engg. could take place first and then diversion of MT Quota posts to seniority quota posts of CAOs cadre got cleared from Management committee of BSNL board and now waiting for BSNL board approval. E5 to E6 time bound promotion and EPP to DGM adhoc by modification in BSNL MS RR got approved from Management committee of BSNL and now waiting for BSNL board approval. AD(O/L) cadre restructuring  got approved from Management committee of BSNL and now DOT approval is awaited. All the queries asked by DoT has been replied by BSNL. About 1200 DGM(Engg.) and about 250 DGM(Fin)/ DGM(TF), about 100 SE(Elect./Civil) promotion could become possible with the untiring  efforts of AIBSNLEA.

Sincere efforts are being made to get expedite CPCs from JTO to SDE, SDE to DE, JAO to AO, AO to CAO, CAO to DGM(Finance), JTO(C/E) to SDE(C/E), SDE(c) to EE(C), etc by taking some solution in view of the legal opinion on Hon’ble High Court Chandigarh judgment and DP&T guidelines on SC/ST roster implementation.

In this manner AIBSNLEA will continue to work to safeguard the interest of all the executives of BSNL.

Majority association after referendum should honestly concentrate for the settlement of pending HR issues in the interest of all the executives instead of doing vote bank politics. Majority association should not worry on support association affairs. Support association knows it’s responsibility well.

It’s a fact that AIBSNLEA got about 18400 plus votes during referendum and got support association status with the help of AIGETOA and AITEEA. AIBSNLEA is committed to protect the interest of its members and supporters. Now AIGETOA leadership preferred to align with Majority Association under the banner of Joint Forum of BSNL Executives Associations under the assurance that they will achieve their demands and no vindictive actions will be there against them which the GS AIGETOA faced  “Show Cause” notice during the struggle of United Forum of AIBSNLEA, AIGETOA and AITEEA. Now BSNL Management leaving Majority Association leaders aside has victimized  GS AIGETOA by serving majority penalty charge sheet. It has caused panic and now majority Association is desperate to mount pressure on BSNL Management to withdraw the vindictive actions through the agitation of BSNL Unions and Associations on the pretext of 3rdPRC implementation, whereas, CMD BSNL with all the Board of Directors met Hon’ble MOS(C) (I/C) on 16.06.2017 and pleaded for implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL with 15% fitment benefit, then where is the need of going on strike at this juncture. However, we are against any victimization of Association/Union leaders/members for organizing legitimate Trade Union activities but they should be fair in their approach.

AIBSNLEA never harmed the interest of anyone and never deviated from its policies under the pressure like Majority association. AIBSNLEA is using all the channels to get implemented 3rd PRC with 15% fitment benefit and pension revision. In case if any difficulty is faced in this regard it  will not hesitate to take harder Trade Union action programmes in term of even indefinite strike.

AIBSNLEA was never interested to mention above facts but the majority Association write up on their website 15.06.2017 has forced to explain.

Meeting with Director (HR), BSNL Board: (15/06/2017)

GS met with Director (HR), BSNL Board and discussed regarding:
A. Implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations in BSNL: We requested to get positive recommendations for dispension in the affordability clause of 3rd PRC recommendations from DoT in the Cabinet Note moved by DPE. Director (HR) mentioned that tomorrow already a meeting of BSNL Board of Directors has been scheduled with Hon’ble MoS (C) (I/C) in this regard wherein full efforts will be made to convince Hon’ble MoS (C) (I/C) and Secretary (T) for dispension in the affordability clause for BSNL. She further advised us to make efforts in convincing Hon’ble MoS (C) (I/C) through our channels. 
B. Facilities to AIBSNLEA: We requested for grant of some facilities to AIBSNLEA for its smooth functioning. Director (HR) assured to look into the matter and for early decision.
C. Request for modifications in the posting orders of DGM (Adhoc) on genuine grounds: We requested for consideration of modifications in the posting orders of DGM (Adhoc) on genuine grounds.  Director (HR) mentioned that CMD, BSNL has directed for no modifications in the DGM posting & promotion orders already made and some genuine medical ground cases have been considered. However, she assured to examine some genuine medical ground cases submitted by us.

Meeting with GM (FP), BSNL Corporate Office:(15/06/2017)

GS, FS and AGS (F) met with GM (FP), BSNL Corporate Office and discussed regarding:
A. CPC from CAO to DGM (F): We requested to expedite CPC from CAO to DGM (F). GM (FP) informed that Pers. Cell, BSNL CO has raised certain queries in the proposal in this regard which are being replied shortly and after getting the clearance from Pers. Cell, the CPC to fill up 65 DGM (F) will be expedited.
B. Consideration of some AOs / CAOs request transfers: We requested for some AOs / CAOs request transfers and modifications on genuine grounds. GM (FP) mentioned that all the cases given by us have been examined and shortly necessary orders will be issued.

AIBSNLEA Trichy Seminar 10/06/2017 - NEWS

Why AIBSNLEA is not participating in the agitation call given by the Unions and Associations of BSNL?

A meeting of BSNL Unions / Associations was held at New Delhi on 02.06.2017 to discuss the implementation of 3rd PRC with 15% fitment benefit in BSNL. The meeting was convened by Com. P Abhimanyu GS, BSNLEU and was presided over by GS, AIBSNLEA.

During discussions, as GS, AIBSNLEA while expressing our concern on 3rd PRC implementation we demanded that the particular Clause of the Rule 14 (1) of the BSNL (REA) Rules, 2013 which prevents executive Association's participation along with the non-executives unions' agitation programs i.e. "Further, the Association will not join hands with the non-executives' unions for furtherance of their issues and / or participate in any kind of joint trade union action." should be deleted / withdrawn.

We further explained that during the agitation program of United Forum of BSNL Executives Associations comprising of AIBSNLEA, AIGETOA and AITEEA, for organizing "DHARNA" on 27th and 28th December 2016, all the three General Secretaries were issued "Show Cause" notice to initiate the disciplinary action under BSNL CDA conduct rules, wherein violation of Executives Associations recognition rules was also the charge against us. The sanctioned E/L and C/L for two days on 27th & 28thDecember 2016 of GS, AIBSNLEA and GS AITEEA were cancelled and a dies-non was made with two days salary cut. This issue was immediately brought to the notice of all the Unions/ Associations and accordingly GS BSNLEU and GS NFTE met CMD BSNL and Director (HR) BSNL and protested against this and gave a letter of protest but BSNL management did not withdrawn the "Show Cause" notices and "salary cut" even after a lapse of five months. We explained that under these circumstances, where we represent the executives of DGM/DE/CAO/EE/SDE/AO/JTO/JAO ranks, it is difficult to participate in the strike call because these executives are the soft target of the management and AIBSNLEA do not have any recognized channel to protect these executives. Hence, BSNL Unions/ Associations first take up the issue with BSNL Management for withdrawal of all the vindictive actions and to stop such actions against the legitimate Trade Union activities of the BSNL Unions/ Associations. But unfortunately it was not given due consideration.

The Demand of unconditionally withdrawing the BSNL C.O. letter dated 08.05.2017 banning all trade union activities in BSNL was related to the ongoing agitation of Joint Forum of BSNL Executives Associations. In compliance to the Hon'ble Patiala Court,New Delhi orders it was banned. It cannot be imposed on all the unions/ associations. Presently the matter is being defended by the Joint Forum in the Hon'ble Patiala House Court. This issue should be discussed with BSNL management by both the majority Unions/Associations. We impressed upon that making it a demand of "strike" along with the demand of 3rd PRC implementation is not correct as it dilutes the main demand.

Moreover, the Joint Forum of Executive Associations' agitation was mainly to get replacement of E-1A by E2 and E-2A by E3 only wherein they are demanding withdrawal of BSNL's earlier proposal which was send to DOT on 06.06.2016 during the agitation and the demand of United Forum of BSNL Executive Associations comprising of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA as
1. Replacement of E-1A by E-2 and E-2A by E-2 and E-2 by E-3 pay scales w.e.f. 1.1.2007 and
2 Upgradation of subsequent pay scales E-2 by E-4, E-4 by E-5, E-5 by E-6 and E-6 by E-7 w.e.f. 1.1.2007.

This demand of Joint Forum of BSNL Executives Associations has trunked the BSNL's complete proposal and has halved the demand. Hence, AIBSNLEA can't associate with such association's agitation call.

In view of the above, AIBSNLEA will extend its solidarity support to the agitation call of BSNL Unions/ Associations on common demand of 3rd PRC related issues implementation.

We appreciate the efforts taken by BSNL  Management in DOT for the implementation of 3rd PRC with 15% fitment benefits for BSNL employees. Now, CMD BSNL along with all the BSNL Board members are meeting with Hon'ble MOS (C) )(I/C) on 16.06.2017 at 2:30 PM demanding 3rd PRC implementation with 15% fitment benefits in BSNL.

In the meeting conducted by CMD BSNL with the representatives of BSNL Unions/ Associations on 03.06.2017, CMD BSNL categorically told that he will make his best efforts for the implementations of 3rd PRC in BSNL and in case he fails in getting implemented 3rd PRC in BSNL he will resign from the post of CMD BSNL owning the responsibility. It is really appreciable stand of CMD BSNL. We should trust his efforts and extend our fullest support to him in his endeavor.

AIBSNLEA is continuously making its sincere efforts in convincing the officers in DOT/DPE in person in support of 3rd PRC implementation in BSNL with 15% fitment benefit. We have also requested Hon'ble MOS (C) (I/C) and Secretary (T) to grant us a meeting to represent our views in this regard. Let us, continue our efforts to ensure implementation of 3rd PRC with 15% fitment benefit in BSNL.

Glimpses of Demo @ GM(O), 13/06/2017 by All unions & Associations


GS met with PGM (EW) and discussed regarding
(a) Filling up of the vacant SDEs (E) Posts: We extended our thanks for issuing 12 SDEs ( E ) regular promotion and requested to fill-up all vacant ( about 122) SDEs( Electrical) posts by expediting CPC. PGM (EW) mentioned that the proposal to initiate CPC to fill-up all vacant SDEs (Electrical) posts is processed but the CPC can be expedited and promotion orders can be issued only after the decision is taken by the competent authority in view of the Hon’ble High Court Chandigarh judgement  and DoP&T instructions on SC/ST roster implementation. He assured an early action in this regard.
(b) Re-diversion of EE (Electrical) Post from Rajasthan Telecom Circle to Gujarat Telecom Circle: We requested PGM (EW) for re-diversion of EE (Electrical) post from Rajasthan Telecom Circle to Gujarat Telecom Circle since the EE (Electrical) posts are already vacant in Rajasthan Telecom Circle. PGM (EW) assured to look into the matter.

Seminar on 'Role of BSNL in Telecom Industry' on 10-06-2017 at Trichy

AIBSNLEA Trichy Branch of Tamil Nadu Circle has conducted a seminar on 'Role of BSNL in Telecom Industry'. The seminar was held on 10-06-2017 at Training Hall, 6th Floor, PGM Office, BSNL, Trichy. The Flag hoisting was held at DTAX building. Members from Trichy, Pudukkottai, Karur & other neighbouring SSAs, Circle/CHQ Office Bearers attended the meeting. Com M.K. Ganesan SDE presided over the meeting. Com M. Mohan DS/Trichy gave welcome address. Com S. Kamaraj ACS gave inaugural address. Com S.Sundararajan AGM/ACS, Com I.Saravanan CAO/ACS, Com P.Senthil Kumar lingam DE/ERD ACS, Com S.Aslam Batcha DS/BSNLEU, Com S.Palaniappan DS/NFTE, Com V.Thamaraikannan DS/SEWA gave facilitation address on the seminar.

Com N.Veerapandian Ex CS/AIBSNLEA gave special address on Seminar. He narrated the role of BSNL in telecom industry. Technological advancement reflected in all electronic field. Upgradation is need of hour to all employees/executives to meet out the challenges. BSNL as industry to start to manufacture the Mobile Instruments, which is more demand in the market. ITI/HTL and telecom factory may go for divarication and re-deployment of employees.

Com C.Duraiarasan CS/AIBNSLEA, detailed the development of BSNL in telecom sector and narrated the achievements of BSNL and issues on day to day, pending issues of executives to be settled.

Com P.Udhayasuriyan CS/Chennai Telephones & OS/South-AIBSNLEA narrated the events from P&T to BSNL. Executives/employees to extend the hands to strength of BSNL to increase the revenue. Regarding the speed of BSNL Broadband we will have to take action to clear the Bottleneck. Younger generation executives to come forward and come together to strengthen the BSNL. As organization, executives to work unitedly and strengthen AIBSNLEA as a family.

Com S.Sivakumar President/CHQ/AIBSNLEA detailed the cadre issues, CPSU Cadre hierarchy, 3rd PRC implementation and its impact on the pension contribution. He stressed upon the significance of the viability related issues in the growth of BSNL and congratulated the Trichy team for best arrangement to conduct the seminar.

GS AIBSNLEA, Shri Prahlad Rai, congratulated the comrades of Trichy Branch for organizing successful Seminar and thanked the comrades for invitation to attend the seminar and their great affection with AIBSNLEA. 

Com. GS mentioned the history of the formation of AIBSNLEA and its role in the better policy formulation like Executive Promotion Policy, BSNL MSRR etc due to which a large number of BSNL Executives have achieved the DGM level posts. Com. GS also briefed about the HR issues and achievements of the AIBSNLEA. He explained the status of various CPCs, Court Cases, DE to DGM promotion, Standard  pay scale status, CPSU cadre hierarchy issue, restructuring of AD(OL), E1+5 increment, SDE RR, CPSU cadre Hierarchy, Superannuation benefits of DRs, Diversion of  50 % MT Quota posts of CAOs, AD(OL) case of pay equivalent to SDE/AO, Rule 8 transfers etc, DPC in Civil/Electrical wing, JTO (Officiating) regularization, PPS posts creation in field units, DPCs of Telecom Factory and the issues of PA/PS etc., creation of leave encashment trust etc. Com. GS appraised the house about the AIBSNLEA demand and  its justification for replacement of E1A by E2, E2A by E3 and upgrading the Executives pay scales i.e. E3 by E4, E4 by E5, E5 by E6 and E6 by E7.  He mentioned that AIBSNLEA is very much concerned about the HR issues and will definitely achieve the desired results, but at the same time he also requested all the executives to provide best services to the customers and to increase the revenue.

Com. GS mentioned that the Govt. has withdrawn the ADC charges and not allowed BSNL to participate in the 3G and BWA  spectrum bid and subsequently BSNL was imposed the 3G and BWA spectrum with highest rate.  Subsequently Govt. has taken away the reserve fund of 18,500/- crores from BSNL and BSNL was not able to procure the equipment required for its expansion.   The Govt. is taking the pension contribution from BSNL on highest of IDA pay scale instead of the actual pay of an executive. He mentioned that Rs 500 Crores/Annum may be saved by taking pension contribution on actual basic. 

Com GS mentioned due to the strong opposition by the associations and unions only the dis-investment has not been taken place in the BSNL.  Dis-investment has not helped MTNL.  Com GS further mentioned that the present trend of the declining profit is a serious concern for all of us and there is a great need to think over it. Com GS mentioned that all the dues of BSNL i.e. pending rural deficit charges to BSNL should be cleared immediately by the Government.

Com GS in his address apprised in details the status of 3rd PRC implementation and AIBSNLEA efforts to get implemented it with 15% fitment benefit. GS mentioned that recently they met Secretary DPC, Addl. Secretary DPE and Jt. Secretary DPE for considering the BSNL’s proposal of 15 % fitment benefit and now making sincere efforts to meet Hon’ble MOS (C) (I/C) and Secretary (T) to get approved 15 % fitment benefit to BSNL employees to keep motivated them and to contribute for the growth of BSNL. He explained that BSNL is making operation profit for the last three consecutive years and its EBITDA is positive.

On the issue of replacement of E1A by E-2, E-2 by E-3 and E-3 by E-4, E-4 by E-5, E-5 by E-6 and E-6 by E-7, BSNL’s earlier proposal dated 6.6.2016 should be considered by DoT to resolve the issue once for all.

Regarding filling-up of the vacant DGM (F), SDE /AO, DE/ CAO/EE (C) posts, GS apprised that efforts are being made by BSNL management to take some solution in view of the Hon’ble High Court Chandigarh judgement and DoP& T orders.

Notional Pay fixation of pay w.e.f. 1.10.2000 the case of JTO/SDE ( C/E)/ (Arch)/(TF) and PA cadre has been approved by the management Committee and now will be put up  to the BSNL Board for approval .  It will be implemented with prospective date of efforts.
Restructuring of AD (O/L) cadre proposal is pending in DoT and expected to get clearance early. 

He explained that how due to the efforts of AIBSNLEA and other BSNL Unions and Associations Government has not succeeded to privatize BSNL on the issues like VRS, 30% disinvestment and unbundling of last mile copper and this is the only role of Trade Unions by which the disinvestment and unbundling of Copper conductor has not taken place in BSNL.

Com GS explained the role of AIBSNLEA in the viability of BSNL. GS mentioned the firm Commitment of AIBSNLEA towards the Viability of BSNL. At last he appealed the all Executives' for make every effort with a team spirit and customer care for making BSNL a vibrant organization. He thanked organizers for inviting him and successful conduction of the seminar.

Com A.Radhakrishnan AO/FS gave the vote of thanks and conclude the seminar.

N.V.C, CAO(F) Daughter's - Wedding Ceremony

AIBSNEA Madurai - Blesses the auspicious occasion
DATE&TIME: 11/06/2017 (Sunday), 08.30 am to 10.00 am 
Venue: Rajbala Thirumana Mahal
            161, Kamarajar Salai, Madurai-9.

Meeting with Dir (HR) BSNL Board (07/06/2017):

GS, President (CHQ), AGS(HQ), AGS(Finance) and CS TN Circle met Director (HR) BSNL Board and discussed regarding-
a) Implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations with 15% fitment benefit: We requested Director (HR) to use her good office in DOT to convince Hon'ble MOS (C) and secretary (T) in support of BSNL's proposal for implementation of 3rd PRC with 15% fitment benefit. We also appraised her about the outcome of our discussions with Secy. DPE, Addl. Secy. DPE and Jt. Secy. DPE in this regard. Director (HR) appreciated our efforts and mentioned that she and CMD BSNL are trying to have separate meeting with Hon'ble MOS (C) and Sect. (T) to convince them with BSNL's proposal of 3rd PRC implementation with 15% fitment benefit. She assured an early action in this regard and advised us also to meet these officers in DOT for favorable action. 
b) Withdrawal of BSNL's earlier proposal of replacement of E-1A by E-2, E2A by E-3 and upgradation of subsequent pay scales E-3 by E-4, E-4 by E-5, E-5 by E-6 and E-6 by E-7 to provide parity among the executives:We requested to get approved the initial proposal sent by BSNL on 6.6.2016 for replacement of E1A by E-2, E2A by E-3 and subsequent pay scales upgradation from E-3 by E-4, E-4 by E-5 and E-6 by E-7 instead of withdrawing it. Withdrawal of the earlier proposal will cause dissatisfaction among the executives, it will create pay disparity  and will disturb the pay scales hierarchy of BSNL executives stagnations in E-5 pay scales will not be removed. Director (HR) assured to discuss the matter with PGM (Estt.).
c) CPC of left out DGMs cases: We requested to issue promotion orders of 74 left out DGMs Adhoc. As their CPC has been completed. Dir (HR) assured to look into the matter.
d) Consideration of some requests for modifications on posting orders of DGMs on genuine grounds: Dir (HR) mentioned that PGM (Pers.) is considering the cases, hence advised us to submit the genuine cases. We apprised her that we have already submitted some genuine cases.
e) Grant of some facilities to AIBSNLEA: We requested for grant of some facilities to AIBSNLEA for its smooth functioning. Director (HR) assured an early action in this regard.
f) Utilization of 336 MT quota posts of CAOs by allowing Adhoc CAO promotions: We requested Director (HR) that a proposal sent by SEA cell to pers is pending for clearance to allow utilization of 336 MT quota CAO posts on Adhoc promotions. Director (HR) assured to discuss the matter with PGM (Pers). Also requested to get approved the diversion of 336 MT quota CAO posts by BSNL board. Director (HR) assured to look into the matter.

Meeting with GM(FP) - (07/06/2017):

Our GS, President (CHQ), AGS(HQ) and CS TN met GM(FP) and discussed regarding

a) CPCs to filling AO, CAO, DGM(F) vacant posts: GM(FP) informed that the proposal to initiate CPC from CAO to DGM(FP to fill up about 70 DGM (F) posts, utilization of 336 MT quota CAO posts for CAO Adhoc promotion and deciding policy to fill-up the vacant CAO/ AO posts in view of the Hon'ble High Court Chandigarh judgement and DOP&T orders are pending in Pers. cell for clearance. He advised to pursue in Pers. cell.

b) Consideration of request/ tenure transfer cases of AOs/ CAOs/ DGM (F):- We requested for consideration of request/tenure transfer cases of AOs/ CAOs/ DGM (F). GM (FP) assured to look into the matter.

Meeting with the Secretary DPE on 3rd PRC implementation with 15% fitment benefit in BSNL:

Our GS, President (CHQ), AGS (HQ) and CS TN Circle met Smt. Seema Bahuguna, Secretary DPE. Jt. Secy. DPE Shri Rajesh Kumar Chaudhary was also present in the meeting. Com. GS requested the Secretary, DPE for considering dispensing of the affordability clause of 3rd PRC report for BSNL in view of its turning around and considering operational profit for the last three consecutive years. 

BSNL is providing Telecom. Services in the far-flung (Remotest) areas of the Country. BSNL only provides services to the people during the Natural Calamities. BSNL regulates tariffs in the Telecom Sector. Governments prestigious projects i.e., NOFN, NFS, erection of Micro wave Towers in the Naxalite areas of the Country. 

Govt. Officers working on deputation in BSNL already got the benefits of 7th CPC. Most of the BSNL Executives are basically recruited by DOT and taken absorption in BSNL and hence their Pay needs to be revised. After detailed discussions Secretary, DPE and Jt. Secretary, DPE mentioned that Cabinet Note on the basis of 3rd PRC Report and Cabinet Secretary meeting with the Group of secretaries is being prepared which will be sent to all the concerned Ministries for comments, wherein DOT may give additional feedback in support of BSNL's proposal which will be sent by DPE to Cabinet for consideration. Hence Secretary, DPE advised us to pursue the matter in DOT for favorable comments.

There after we met Additional Secretary DPE Shri. Madhuker Gupta and pleaded him also in the same manner to recommend 3rd PRC implementation with 15% benefits. Addl. Secretary, DPE appreciated our concern and advised us to meet him in the next week with some more feedback. Accordingly, we will meet him in the next week.

BSNL Unions/ Associations leaders meeting with CMD BSNL:(05/06/2017)

Our GS along with the leaders of BSNL Unions/ Associations met CMD BSNL and discussed regarding implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations with 15% fitment benefits, withdrawal of BSNL orders banning agitation Programme in BSNL premises and vindictive actions taken against Executives Associations General Sectaries. 

CMD BSNL appreciated our concern and mentioned that his top most priority is to get implemented the 3rd PRC recommendations in BSNL. He feels that in case it is not implemented today then it will never be implemented in BSNL. It is the issue of 2 Lacs serving employees Pay revision and 1.5Lacs BSNL pensioner’s pension revision. He categorically told that he will leave no stone unturned in ensuring to get implemented 3 rd PRC report in BSNL. He further mentioned that in case he fails to get implemented to 3rd PRC report in BSNL then he will resign from the post of CMD BSNL. 

On the issue of BSNL unions/ associations strike decision he mentioned that unions / associations should adopt some other methods to impress upon the Govt. for 3rd PRC implementations by organizing "Candle March" "Post Card campaign" etc. rather than conventional method of organizing "Strike" because at this stage BSNL will heavily loose even on one day strike.

In the beginning of the meeting CMD mentioned that today is a very important day for two things one is that "Today is World Environmental Day". Hence, today morning BSNL throughout the country has planted about 20000 plants to protect the environment. Similarly, BSNL in collaboration with AEROVOYCE is launching AEROVOYCE believing communications (An innovative mobile service) AD pay first MVNO of India (Mobile Virtual Network Operator).

AIBSNLEA Stand on Standard Pay Scales issue and clarification thereof

Dear Comrades,
AIBSNLEA is sincerely trying for the last so many years for the effective and practical implementation of Standard pay scales (E2- for JTO/JAO and Equivalent cadres and E3 – for SDE/AO and Equivalent cadres). While the discussion came up initially, from several sources it was evident that without cascading effect (E3 by E4, E4 by E5, E5 by E6 and E6 by E7) it cannot be implemented in BSNL. If at all standard pay scale is implemented without cascading effect, its damn sure that so many litigations will be filed in the courts due to the deadly issues of junior/ senior, heavy pay loss to the executives in the E2A scale, on the wedge of getting E3 compared to the executives at the beginning of E2A Scale and also holding an executive for 10 years in E3 scale is unlike any other PSUs. Thus practically the court cases will stop the implementation of Standard pay scales without cascading effect like so many promotions of JTO/SDE are stopped through court intervention. In addition to these many of senior executives are stagnating for the last couple of years without any annual increment.

By foreseeing these realties, AIBSNLEA took a stand since beginning for the implementation of standard pay scales with cascading effect because we want to implement this for the benefits of all the BSNL executives. More over, this implementation of standard pay scales with cascading effect is doubly benefitting for the young talents of BSNL working in the non standard pay scales of E1A and E2A. Those who want to see that standard pay scales are not implemented in BSNL at any cost, can only opt for implementation of standard pay scales without cascading effect. During the agitation of United Forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA ,Management Committee of BSNL Board deliberated over the issue at length and decided to recommend up-gradation of pay scales of E3, E4, E5 & E6 for Sr. SDE, AGM, DGM and SG-DGM and equivalent posts to E4, E5, E6 & E7 respectively w.e.f. 01.01.2007. Accordingly the proposal was sent to DoT vide letter number 1-13/2015-PAT (BSNL) dated 06.06.2016 for approval. But now the Majority Association is trying to get withdrawn the proposal and want to restrict the upgradation up to E2 and E3 Scales only. Hence they are harming the interest of all the BSNL Executives.

In spite of this, while DOT rejected the proposal of implementation of standard pay scales with cascading effect, AIBSNLEA also took a stand with the demand for implementation of standard pay scales without cascading effect with an expectation and symptoms that DOT will approve. DOT did not consider even implementation of E2 and E3 Pay Scales without cascading effect and approved E-1A and E-2A intermediatory Pay Scales.

But, what happened next is the outright rejection of the proposal. Who is responsible for this catastrophe? After referendum, one association, self-proclaimed as saviours of BSNL and BSNL executives, is recognised as Majority association gave trade union notice for the implementation standard pay scales for E2 & E3 alone to DOT and at a later stage withdrawn their demand for the reason known to them. When a recognised association demanding something and at a later stage unconditionally withdrawing the demands does clearly indicating that they are not serious on the demand of getting standard pay scales to BSNL Executives. This only triggered DOT to pronounce Presidential Orders for unwanted E1/E2 scales. How that association can wash off their hands? Do they think they can eye wash others from their calculated move by yelling and shedding crocodile tears in public after things are happened as per their wish ?

Now what a responsible association has to do? AIBSNLEA is doing for the benefits of all the executives without giving any scope for litigations. ....  .......  .....

Meeting with PGM(F), Circle Office

3.6.2017: Dear Comrades! Today we, CS, CHQ President, FS, Com.Lenin Ram, ACS, Com.Mohan,C.V.P, Comrade K.P, DS & Com.Periyasamy,FS, Circle Office District Branch met PGM(F) in the presence of DGM(F) and CAO(F) and discussed the following.
1.  Transfer case of Com.Asokan,JAO/KKD to Madurai.
2.  Transfer case of Com.Venkatachalam,JAO/VLR to Salem.
3.  Posting of Com.Tamilmaran, JAO trainee to KKD.
4. Posting of Com.Suresh, JAO trainee to Trichy.
5.  Transfer case of Com.Subramanian,,AO/ERD to Coimbatore
6. Mutual Transfer case of Com.Pechimuthu, JAO/STP and Com.Syed, JAO/Tuticorin.
7.  Posting of JAO to STR/Chennai.
PGM(F) agreed to considerall the above cases and the orders will be issued shortly. 
8.  Filling up of shortage in the cadre of AO/JAO in Tuticorin, Vellore and Kumbakonam. PGM(F) ordered to call for options from the AOs/JAOs who have completed 6 years of Service in a particular SSA.

Meeting with DGM(HR&Admin), Circle Office

3.6.2017: Dear Comrades! Today we, CS, CHQ President, FS, Com.Lenin Ram, ACS, Com.Mohan,C.V.P, Comrade K.P, DS & Com.Periyasamy,FS, Circle Office District Branch met DGM(HR&Admin) and discussed the following.
1.  Posting of Com.Karthiga, JTO to IMPCS/KKD.
2.  Transfer case of Com.Vedharaman, JTO/CDL to Circle Office, Chennai.
3.  Regularisation of Temporary Transfer case of Com.Alagu, JTO.
4.  Immediate ordering of Phase-I Training to 21 TTA to JTOs(who are not officiated) and 2016-17 Batch LICE JTOs.
    DGM(HR&Admin) agreed to consider all the above cases. 

BSNL Management is now withdrawing its earlier proposal dated 06.06.2016 (Cascading Effect)

02.06.2017: Our GS writes to Shri Anupam Srivastava, CMD BSNL regarding reply to DoT queries on replacement scales for pre-revised E1A, E2A pay scales for JTOs, SDEs & equivalent cadres. Wherein it is mentioned that replacement of E1A and E2A pay scales with E2 and E3 scales only, keeping other scales untouched, will have implications for already approved E3 pay scale for Sr. SDE because of the provisions of the Executive Promotion Policy (EPP). Under these circumstances, an executive will have to remain in the same E3 scale for a span of ten years.

This is against the provisions of the EPP, implemented in BSNL after recommendations of the High Power Committee chaired by the then Addl. Secretary (T), DoT Shri Y.S. Bhave wherein five time bound financial up-gradations from E1A (4-6 years) -> E2A (5 years) -> E3 (5 years) -> E4 (5 years) -> E5 (5 years) -> E6 have been provided to BSNL executives.

Management Committee of BSNL Board has deliberated over the issue at length and decided to recommend up-gradation of pay scales of E3, E4, E5 & E6 for Sr. SDE, AGM, DGM and SG-DGM and equivalent posts to E4, E5, E6 & E7 respectively w.e.f. 01.01.2007. Accordingly it was sent to DoT vide letter number 1-13/2015-PAT (BSNL) dated 06.06.2016 for approval.

Some of the senior executives are stagnating in E5 scale from the last 1-2 years. Many of them, who have fortunately or unfortunately become DGM and bearing higher responsibilities, are deprived off the time bound promotions to the E-6 scale under the EPP in the name of BSNL MSRR. As such they are not having any motivating factor.

Therefore, we have requested  to kindly request DoT for approval of-
(i) Pay scale of JTO & SDE (& equivalent executives) may be revised to E2 and E3 respectively as replacement of pre-revised scale of E1A / E2A w.e.f. 01.01.2007.

(ii) The pay scales E3, E4, E5 & E6 may be up-graded to E4, E5, E6 & E7 w.e.f. 01.01.2007 in respect of the cadres of Sr.SDE, AGM, DGM and SG-DGM respectively and appropriate changes may accordingly be approved in the BSNL Executive Promotion Policy.

The executives from the scales E3, E4, E5 and E6 would be simply placed to the next higher scale i.e. E4, E5, E6 & E7, most of them will not get any financial benefit even of a single penny except those whose stagnation comes to an end.

Further, it is also requested that persuasions may be done for approval of the proposal of deduction of pension contribution payable to DoT on actual pay of an executive instead of the highest of his/her pay scale. This will reduce the additional financial implications on BSNL to bare minimum as the said additional financial burden on BSNL would remain only on account of increased pay and allowances in respect of directly recruited JTOs / JAOs and a few number of DR-DGMs.

It is reliably learnt that BSNL Management is now withdrawing its earlier proposal dated 06.06.2016 and limiting replacement of Pay scales E1A by E2 and E2A by E3 only. It has caused serious frustration, resentment and agitations among the senior executives i.e. SDEs, DEs, and DGMs whose Pay scales are stagnated and they are being forced to remain in E3 Pay scales for 10 Years in violation of EPP provisions.

We strongly believe that frequent agitations are noxious to the viability of BSNL and put a question mark on the dealing ability of HR Management. We, therefore requested to kindly resolve the whole issue in one go considering all probable pros and cons instead of doctoring it in piecemeal. Withdrawal of BSNL’s earlier proposal dated 06.06.2016 in this regard will forced us to go for agitation.