Our central working committee will meet at Hyderabad,Telengana state from 21-8-14 to 23-8-14 to discuss various issues.Though all our members are provided with diaries for the year 2013 and 2014 it is very disturbing that the diary amount is not realised till date from many of the areas.It was intimated that Diary amount is to be credited to CHQ at Hyderabad and also our CHQ subscriptions. Though all efforts are taken to collect subscription it is requested to remit the subscription to our Finance Secretary and the Diary amount so that our Circle will not cut a sorry figure before the CHQ office bearers.Members co-operaion in this regard is very much solicited.
Our ACS Com.Chandramurthy will be visiting some of the branches to collect subscription from FS of the branch. It is requested to remit the money without fail.
It is very much painful to see the way in which the DEs of CHTD have been relieved at 18-00 hrs of 31-7-14 for no fault of the executives.
It was learnt that CHTD Administartion has not replied to the legal issue raised within time frame of 8 weeks awarded .Whether it is true or not is to be seen? This was only questioned by Dir (Hr) by which CHTD Administartion has taken an hasty decision as above.If it is true we have to pity the Administration for its inefficiency in dealing with such a case .The lawyer for the pettitioner himself was of the opinion that chances are only fifty -fifty ----only our CHTD Administartion has made it 100% and no court has ever ruled the Administartive order is wrong but only asked to consider the request.
The promotion and posting can only be questioned on injustice done- by giving promotion to one but denying another who is eligible for the same.The case here is not that.Then why this hasty decision?
Even with these officers at the level of DEs there is pausity of executives in various levels then why should we agree to relieve them. The retention order is given as per the request of CGM.If CGM is not able to convince BSNL CO, then who else will be able to do it?Just carrying out the orders is not the job of any circle head. The circle head should be able to fight for the right and see that adequate officers are posted to achieve the target.Will this act of relief not affect our circle performance? This will overburden the rest of officers?
We want our Circle Head to take care of the circle first by protecting its officers not getting posted to other circles to the extent of vacvancies available . No other Northern circle say that they are having excess officers --what has been done this time is very unfortunate.
It was informed by CGM at 3-00 p.m. to-day that he is getting pressure to relieve the DEs promoted and posted to various circles by 31-7-14. Though we tried to contact our GS immediately it could not be done. We informed CS,SNEA about the latest development who was in CGM's office .At about 6-15 P.M. we could contact Com.Prahlad Rai and told the situation prevailing in our circle. If all were transferred there will be depletion and what Corporate office is going to achieve in this except the fact that it has only re deployed as the circles cannot benefit by this transfer . Also it was told that they are likely to get regular postings in STS cadre.Those who leave the family be it female or male executive will be trying to come back on their own cost after a year and will only depend on association to help.In this scenario when CGM has written a letter to BSNL CO explaining the fact that there are enough vacancies available and CHTD is one circle positive in Revenue through BB and also ERP is to be completed there is no point in sticking to this type of transfer and the transfer comes in the age of crossing 50 for many which is also not lucarative.
Our GS told he met Sr.GM (Pers) and he has categorically told that the executives were retained to make up their mind and given time for their preparation and said that Dir (Hr) has also refused further extension.We told our GS to meet him once again and explain the situation.We don't know whether he will succumb to political pressure or keep the same tempo?
It is time for the CSs of the three associations should meet to day to work out the strategy and decide further course as the things are not in favour of us.
Chennai bench of Central Administrative Tribunal has given a clear
verdict on 09-07-2014 stating that the AAO pay scale of 7450- 11500 is
applicable to the officers who have been promoted as AO before 01-01-1996
and exercised their option on 1-1-96 . The case filed by Comrades
T.Sundar, M.Vasudevan, V.S.Krishnamurthy, V.Chandran and Sheik Allaudin
of Chennai telephone District before CAT,Chennai was succesful.
The comrades will be paid the arrears which was held by CHTD
Administration from their retirement benefits within TWO weeks time.
The comrades extended their sincere thanks to the Association which stood
Recently an order from CO,ND has been released on 14-7-14 to relieve all officers posted to other circles who were retained up to 31-3-14 by 31-7-14 with many riders. one such rider is pay should not be drawn to these officers after 1-8-14.
It is in CHTD where many officers (nearly 35) at SDE level promoted and posted out side and no norms were followed by CO,ND from June 2010 onwards. Many wanted retention and some wanted reallotment and some joined the posts after getting reallotment. These promotions come to the SDEs who have put in nearly 30 years of service except a few. The posting order is only Adhoc and not regular which means their subtantive cadre is only Sr.SDE and not DE. After this posting order Administartion is taking up the case of regular posting which is likely to be issued in a few days. This clearly indicates that these officers will be designated as regular DEs only after that.
Now the question in every one's mind is :
1.Why these officers should be disturbed when there is enough vacancies exist in CHTD which was justiofied by CGM CHTD in his letters to CO,ND.
2.When regular DE order is issued what is the difficulty in accomodating them in existing vacancies in CHTD including those who declined promotion?
3.If all of a sudden these officers are released will there not be vaccum created in zone?Will corporate office relax the norms for Target and achievemnt?Already existing DEs are overloaded by the shortage of DEs/SDEs in their area and taking additional charge.There will be no fruitful result because of this transfer and relief order.
4.When Circle like Kerala is showing profit and managing with existing executives what is the need to post unwilling officers whose morale is spoiled by these un necessary postings on promotions?
5.When CHTD Adminisratioin is not getting money for the existing staff's TA/DA ,(cleared only up to April 2014)how come it will give advance for these officer's to reach other places with transfer grant?
6.Is there any officer from north transferred and posted to South like this?
7.If there is shortage of staff in North Why recruitment is not done?
8.Why medical grounds is not considered for all persons when the same is applied for some who met CMD?
9. When CO,ND in its letter for long stay in a circle issue says to post only willing lady officers alone to the places requested why not on promotion.This will give way for the male executives to opt for the nearest stations if there is no vacancy in their parent circle.
Why all these things happened?
1.The list for a bulk of DEs posts were issued in one stroke because of DPC not conducted year wise .
2.The list should have been released year wise giving a gap of 15 days and postiongs should have been done according to vacancies that exist during that time.By this seniors will get their postings in their place and will not decloine promotion.
3.Just for the sake of deployment to other circles where there will be no progress , executives should not be transferred as a routine.
4.Postings on promotion should be with in Zones only.
It is the duty of all Associations to jointly address the issue and should not simply ask executives on promotion to go and work at a place ordered by CO,ND where the language,culture,living and double establishment will rather be a punishment than a career progression.
Hope it will be addressed.
The CSs of AIBSNLEA,SNEA(I),AIBSNLOA met CGM to request for retention
of DEs promoted and retained till 31-3-14 .
Click here for letter <CHTDDERETA.pdf>
Untiring and Consistent effort of our GS paved the way to get our senior comrades who have been posted outside Chennai Telephones reallotted to CHTD and TN circle. Again our GS has proved beyond doubt the untiring effort will lead to modifications on un justified posting.We thank our GS for his effort , GM(FP) of CO,ND and ED (F) and CMD for considering favourably considering their age.
Following are the officers who got reallotment:
1.Com.Andavan,2. Com.Rohini,3.Com.Balasubramanian, to CHTD 4. Com Mohan has been allotted to TN circle
Take back RJio’s broadband spectrum: CAG to DoT
New Delhi, June 27: Business line
Government auditor asks why ‘front firm’ picking air waves was not red-flagged; how RJio was allowed to offer voice telephony.The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has rejected the telecom department’s stand allowing Reliance Jio to offer voice services using broadband spectrum.
The CAG, in its draft report, has said that had the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) made it clear that voice service was permitted, there would have been more demand for spectrum during the auctions held in 2010. Broadband spectrum had been sold at a fraction of the price of 3G spectrum. According to Government sources, the CAG has not accepted the DoT’s version that no favour was shown to any specific player.
The auditor said that going by the value telcos paid for spectrum between 2012 and 2014, RJio appeared to have been accorded undue advantage of Rs.22,842 crore.The main issue is a policy that permitted Internet service providers (ISP) with broadband spectrum to start offering voice telephony services by paying an additional Rs.1,658 crore.
According to the CAG, the policy may have resulted in a loss to the exchequer. However, the DoT had replied that the CAG’s view was untenable and based on a hypothetical position.
It has also questioned the CAG’s powers to raise policy issues, which it says are not related to the audit.According to the Department, the fee of Rs.1,658 crore collected from Reliance Jio was not for broadband spectrum but only an entry fee to migrate to a unified licence regime.
The DoT had said the contention in the audit report that the entry fee of Rs.1,658 crore discovered in 2001 should not be applicable in 2013, was not correct.
Reliance Jio, a subsidiary of the Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries, acquired Infotel Broadband Services in June 2010, soon after the firm won nationwide broadband spectrum, spending nearly Rs.13,000 crore. Infotel had acquired an ISP licence, under which voice telephony is not permitted.
In 2013, the DoT announced the new unified licence regime under which all types of telecom services are allowed.
As part of this new licensing, the Department announced a migration path for existing players with older licences.
While those with a unified access service licence were permitted to migrate to the new regime without any additional cost, those with plain ISP licences (without spectrum) were asked to pay Rs.15 crore as entry fee. But ISPs with broadband spectrum were told to pay Rs.1,658 crore as an entry fee.
The CAG said it was surprising that the Government did not satisfy itself as to how Infotel Broadband, a company with a networth of Rs.2.5 crore, would be able to pay the bid amount of Rs.12,847 crore.
The auditor said eligibility conditions for the auction were not stringent enough to keep out “front companies”.
It said that though Reliance acquired Infotel Broadband on June 11, 2010, a few hours after the close of the auction, the Government did not raise a red flag on possible violation of confidentiality conditions by Infotel.
“The Government should get the matter investigated even at this juncture, fix responsibilities on the bidders, which violated the auction rules and cancel allotment of the broadband spectrum,” the CAG concluded in its report.
(This article was published on June 27, 2014)
Membership verification of Majority Executives Association:
GM(SR) mentioned that notice for verification of majority executive association has been issued as per decision taken in the BSNL Board. He further mentioned that the executives association registered one year before and representing all the executive cadres of BSNL will be entitled to participate in verification process. He clarified that the very purpose of bringing referendum in Executives associations is to reduce the number of associations.
CS will be visiting all areas to strengthen our membership.All office bearers will be given responsibility for mobilising the members to prepare for the election scheduled in DEC-2014.
The list of hospitals empanelled as of JUNE 2014 is published. This can be viewed in" list of hospitals CHTD" page also.<hospital list 2014.docx>
CS along with Com.Rai, GS and AGS (Hqrs) met Sr.GM (Pers) on 4-6-14 and requested for retention of all the comrades who have been retained in CHTD upto 31-3-14 based on the letter written by CGM, CHTD justifying the retention of the DEs .
Sr.GM(Pers) told that he is not averse in posting or retaining the executives but should the overall interest of BSNL as GM(Pers) Pan India basis.CS and GS expressed that those officers who are senior now are disturbed (who could not accept promotion during 2010 as they were posted outside CHTD ) now also .It was also pointed out that male Executives are posted far off from their circles though vacancies exists nearby circles.
Sr.GM(Pers) told that extensions are given based on the merit of the cases individually and asked us to address any specific issue and he also informed those who want to have reallotment may also represent which he said will consider.
We told that the promotions are coming after 25-30 years of service and by which time the liability and responsibility of the executives increase many folds making them not to move out of their present places. Though he appreciated our concerns he finally told we can give specific cases for his consideration.
We thanked our Sr.GM(Pers) for his patient hearing and also his positive attitude towards our CHTD.The meeting lasted for one hour.
CS on returning back to Chennai met our CGM and explained the dialogue
that took place with Sr.GM(Pers) and requested him not to take any decision
on relieving the officers unless there is pressure from CO,ND. CGM also said
he will favourably consider the request.
CAO to DGM (F) posts retention on reallotment in the existing post:
GS,CS along with AGS (Hqrs) met GM(FP) and requested for reallotment
cases of the CAOs promoted to DGM (F) cadre .We explained our position
stating that there are 15 vacancies out of which 6 are diverted from MHT-
3,GUJ-2,ITPC Pune-1(closed and diverted) and these vacancies still available
at CHTD for allotment.It was also expressed that those officers are due for
retirement in a year and as per transfer policy they are not supposed to
be posted which will make their retirement entitlements delayed .He
appreciated our concerns and told that he will talk with ED(Fin) and asked
our GS to meet him the next day.We requested him to present the case
positively so that all the executives get reallotment.He said he will do his
best. We thanked GM(FP) for his positive gesture and the meeting lasted for
half an hour.
We thank our GS for his effort in getting the order for DGM(F) released early.
Though the promotion order to DGM(F) was released as expected ,the posting of our comrades to CHTD is not according to the vacancies existed.Only three vacancies are filled up where as out of 13 vacancies (previously 15 out of which 2 were diverted posts) 11 posts are only filled up and some are to retire in a month or two and the total strength will again come as Nine.So we require at least four persons to be reallotted to CHTD based on certain criteria like seniority/retirement age/medical grounds.We will be meeting our PGM(F) highlighting the same.
Our Circle executive committe meeting will be held on 8-5-14 from 10-15 to
17-00 hrs at III FLOOR AFSOA HOUSE ,GRACE COURT ,AKBARABAD II
STREET, KODAMBAKKAM. All the circle office bearers and the branch office
bearers ,CEC members are requested to apply for a day's special casual
leave and attend the meeting without fail. Deliberations regarding the GS
visit ,pending problems ,circle conference etc., are to be discussed.
All are requested to attend without fail.
The transfer order of Com. M.R. venugopal DE was modified as CHTD and order issued to-day. The long agony of the officer came to an end. We thank Sr. GM (Hr & A) for recommending the genuine case and OUR beloved GS for pursuading the case in Corporate Office. AIBSNLEA 's consistent effort proved success in this case also.
Thanks to the comrade who reposed faith on us and our GS.
In addition to May Day celebration our 11th annaul day was also celebrated
by distributing sweets to comrades and other staff of Kellys branch by CS
with our CWC member Com. Thomas ,CAO ,Com. Mathura mani AO, and
Com. Pal Chamy AO. Every officer and official appreciated and greeted back
We wish all our comrades May Day Greetings on this occasion.
With the consistent effort of our Association and our GS the clarification from
CO, ND is received regarding the pay fixation of AO s promoted during 1995
but opted for fixation from Jan 1996 . This will pave way for non recovery of
the amount fixed for those who exercised option .For CHTD comrades the
matter is subjudice and we have to wait for pronouncement of judgement.
We hope for good! <BSNL_C.O_clarification_dt_1542014.jpg>
Change is the only thing that cannot change! All other things are subject to change To refine our actions when we grow and to do corrections in our writings when we are informed is our policy and we don’t find anything wrong in doing that! .We have never lied on any issue as this is not politics and we are not politicians . One should understand that members will think of you till such time you are in the lime light ! If one moves away from limelight he/she will be forgotten .Even your best friend will not entertain ! That is reality ! That is why the writings were modified not to hurt anybody inadvertently . If it is taken as despair , let it be !
“You can fool some of the people all the time!
You can fool all the people some of the time!
But, You cannot fool all the people all the time! “---Abraham Lincoln.
Though we can pose a counter challenge for a debate ,it is nothing but a waste of time for others, rather a sort of entertainment.
Better to be true to the members who has belief in us thinking that we will do something for them without partiality ! If we deceive them by wrong promises and betray them we are bound to lose them and should not cry later that they are traitors !
Will it be heard?
It was informed by General secretary Com. Prhlad Rai, an unassuming
leader , that he has plan to visit Chennai on 16 and 17th of May 2014 and
asked us to host a meeting during the visit. The exact date and Time ,venue
of the meeting will be given. All members are welcome.
With the great effort of VAS team members of Consumer Mobility (Smt. S. Renukadevi, AGM, Smt. Akshaya,JTO , Smt.Vaijayanthi Sridhar,SDE ) the commercial launch of Live streaming was succesfully launched and was carried out to the fullest satisfaction of the customer who appreciated the team members.The marriage reception function was live telecast from MRC hall ,Santhome,chennai and it lasted for 4 hours continuously.
RGMTTC is the main coordinator in controlling the web streaming with their resources which requires special appreciation . The team members at R.K.Nagar external (especially the Telecom Mechanic) , the team of St.Mount External,the team of MLLN, transmission team and also the team of NIB contributed their best to see the function was telecast without interruption.
It was team of Mylapore Division comprising DE (Myl) Sri.T.Thiyagarajan with Sri.Ilangovan (TM) and Sri.Abdul Gani (TM) who were the people who extended their full co-operation for initial and successful testing of this project .After this Com. K.Mohanasundaram, DGM VAS (retd) who did the testing as a team head at Naradha Gana Sabha which paved way for this commercial launch.
CGM CHTD appreciated the efforts of all executives involved in this .
We congratulate the total team members for their best efforts
by adding a feather to the cap of Chennai Telephones!
Members are contacting CS to suitably reply to the adverse remarks written
in AIBSNLOA ,CHTD Website.
OUR ANSWER IS .... IGNORE......
But Still the question exists...If they are too sincere let them answer straight to the question raised on All Fools day.
Otherwise a CS without having no
immunity for himself should not talk about
others and the last line of their
article“சாத்தான் வேதம் ஓதுகிறது”
holds good for them also.
CS along with com.Sivasubramanian, secretary,Electrical wing met CE (E)
regarding the triangular transfer order which is not in confirmity with the laid
down norms. The meeting lasted for half an hour. CE(E) finally agreed that
he has no inhibitions in getting the order modified .We came out saying that
we will come after discussing with our members.
We wish all our executives a happy Tamil New Year -named Jaya Meaning victory- Let us work in unison to overcome the hard days in which we are progressing.It is only with our hard work and our commitment we can tide over the situation.
Let us hope for the best in this Tamil New year.
Dr. Ambedkar's Birth Day:
To day is also an important day as Dr. Ambedkar was born on this day which INDIA is celeberating by remembering him on this day. An unmatched Architect in the recent past for the upliftment of down trodden and polarised the weaker and down trodden in those years. Though 60 years have gone still many are to be uplifted. Each one should feel morally responsible and do good for the upliftment of the down trodden by educating them to come up in life . We remember him and salute him for his marvellous work
As things go in our Administration it is felt that the Administration is favouring an association leader alone leaving its members in the lurch.
Why it is said?
When ever any person is posted to CPT SSA it should be on substantive cadre and DEs were first called for posting to CPT SSA with TWO DEs being posted after counselling ???? But now the SDEs were counselled and posted to CPT SSA . The DEs available in CHTD are not disturbed raises the eye brow of everybody .It was told that Administration had written letter to CO,ND asking for exemption on the count as CS as per the request by Addl.GM (Hr & A). But last week Sr. GM (Hr & A) has CATEGORICALLY TOLD THAT NO IMMUNITY GRANTED.
Now when asked it was told that another person is senior in long stay and the CS is to be considered next.SDE who are senior are to be given officiating first and then DE counselling and posting.Now the other association also wants to defend the same on the context that the person is their DS of Circle Branch. If everybody wants to take immunity then who will be transferred to CPT SSA?
Only the members who are blind folded !!!!!
It is true without them no association can run . But if they are made a scape goat...????
Can't office bearers set example to their followers that too for less than a year?
It is not even a year wait to say..
Calculation is as follows:
1. Nof SUNDAYS=52
2. C/L :12 days
4. Second Saturdays:12
Holidays:12(excluding holidays on Sundays)
E/L allowed:30 days
So Total no of off days: 52+12+2+12+12+30=120 days
No of days in a year =365
balance toi be at CPT SSA=365-120=245
This means effectively a person will be staying in CPT SSA for 8 months.
In this also if a De or SDE comes for meeting at GMs office/official work those days will reduce.
So ultimately an SDE/DE will have to stay for less than 8 months.
If posted to some places and with the blessings of the concerned GMs he/she
need not even go to the place of posting ... He /She can get 10% but can be
in CHTD is another option. Such being the case what makes one not to go to
CPT SSA as office bearer ?
It is only prestige that stands before any body ?
Let the office bearers set an example at least for local posting .
Will they do?
It is well known that there will be brickbats for this by way of reply. But it is after a long wait this is written.
Executives please wake up and ask questioning for yopur right ?
Any executive association is for ur welfare only and not for a few..
At least in this "All fools day" let you not become a fool by the deeds of the
leaders whom we are blindly following thinking that they will do only Good
for you ?????
Take a call executives .. Will You?.
CSs of AIBSNLEA,SNEA,AIBSNLOA met our CGM and gave a representation to see that the DEs are retained in CHTD and in worst case atleast for a year, if permenant retention is not possible or rejected by Corporate office. We met GM (Hr & A) to take up the matter with Sr.GM(Pers) and told that it will be taken up by respective GS for further necessary steps at CO,ND. Sr. GM (Hr & A) assured that she will speak to Sr. GM(Pers) ,ND.
We sincerely hope good things will happen as we depend on our GS who has never let us down!
New Electrical wing branch is formed on 15/3/2014 at Chennai. Com. V.K
Paramasivam,CHQ advisor, Com.S.Sivakumar, Circle President,
Com.N.Veerapandian, Circle Secretary, Com.R.Ravi, Finance Secretary of
TN Circle have felicitated the function. The meeting was attended by Com.
C.Sathyamurthy, Circle President, Chennai TD and Com.K.Vaithyanathan,
Circle Secretary, Chennai TD. The leaders have spoken about the untired
efforts taken by the AIBSNLEA for the welfare of the electrical wing
executives, particularly the General Secretary Com. PRAHLAD RAI.
Consequent to formation of AIBSNLEA Electrical Wing
branch of Tamilnadu circle on 15th March 2014, following office bearers
were elected unanimously by the members in the presence of delegates
from the circle body
List of Office Bearers
Electrical wing is maintaining a seperate website which can be viewed through this link <http://aibsnleaelectrical.com>
Excerpts from the Site:
"Yes We Can !
March 15, 2014
Associations are established for a common purpose in an organised way.We , the small group of Electrical engineers in Tamilnadu and Chennai, have felt the need for quite some time, for being a part of AIBSNLEA, which has taken it as a prime duty the cause of civil/ electrical/ accounts and allied cadres in BSNL, besides that of Telecom executives. We feel that it is our prime duty to strengthen the organisation which works for Executives in BSNL as a whole without discrimination.
Electrical branch of AIBSNLEA will strive to strengthen BSNL, with its members committed to work hard both on individual and collective basis at their levels,to bring back BSNL to profitable path and at the same time take up issues of concern to the cadres with consistency for early resolution.
We derive direction and inspiration from the famous quote of Jack Welsh that “An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.”
With this zeal we step in as a team.
March 15, 2014
Today is the historical day. New Electrical branch is formed to take care of the electrical wing executives of TN and Chennai Telephones in true and dignified manner. The electrical branch was formed in the august presence of Com.V.K.Paramasivam, Adviser CHQ, Com.S.Sivakumar, Circle President, Com.N.Veerapandian, Circle Secretary, Com.R.Ravi, Finance Secretary of TN Circle, Com. C.Satyamurthy, Circle President, Chennai TD and Com.K.Vaithyanathan, Circle Secretary, Chennai TD.
The branch is formed with the following members.
1. Com. T.Devadas, SDE(E)
2. Com.A.M.Ashfaq Zaki,SDE(E)
3. Com.S.Francis Xavier,SE(E)
4. Com.K.Rathina Sabapathy,EE(E)
5. Com. U.K.Natarajan, EE(E)
6. Com. K.Govindaraju, SW(E)
7. Com.K.Lenin Ram,SDE(E)
13. Com.T.M.Haja Sahib,SDE(E)
14. Com.N.Veeraragavan, SDE(E)
15. Com. M.Saminathan,PS
It is indeed a great task to achieve things in erstwhile DOT or present
BSNL as the name has only changed as it is neither Corporate nor
Government .So are the persons and attitude and above all everything has
to get Govt Nod. Most Top brass are GOVT deputationists and their wish are
taken care of by Govt itself.But those like the one who were in DOT
previously but now in BSNL after absorption ,it is a night mare to get things
done as many of the things are no properly negotiated or agree on verbal
but don't cometo the light in black and white. To site an example
one timeplacement of Sr.SDE
at the time of absorption is still an Agenda of all Agitationsdone by any
officers association. It is well known fact for any Association or Union to
place atleast TEN demands or so, by which it will pave way to withdraw
an Agitation at any point of time on the ground of an agreement reached
for smaller valued points than a bigger one.It is the tactics of any
Association or Union and members also don't want the Agitations to prolong
is yet another reason.
We ,all the three Associations even if united itself the Administration will
play a spoiled sport.When only one Association not taking others into
confidence ,even though it is their agenda point and discussions were held
with administration , will only lead Administration to take vengeance.
Probably it is that every association wants to show that they are the only
contributor for the welfare of their executives to show their
strength at this juncture as the verification process is nearing.What to do,
this is the order of the day ! United we stand,Divided the executives Fall!
Though we wish them success , it should be understood that only
mobilisation of members only will make the call a
grand success and without members' active participation the whole thing will
be a mockery and it is not to exhibit our weakness instead of Strength.
Will the younger brothers of our sister Association in CHTD will take this
point into account?
It is indeed after a marathan meeting with Police personnels to have CUG
for Police personnels with their family members which took nearly 2 years
to materialize.We should indeed congratulate our EB team,its Leader Sri.
Ramesh, Sr.GM ,especially Mrs.G.Vijaya,AGM(PR)the one who persued this
cotinuously to get this ,Ms. Mutharasi,SDE the then NAM who started the
work ,Sri. P.K. Seshadri,present NAM, officers of marketing who
are responsible for this from the beginning but now not in marketing or
retired, and also Sr.GM(NWO-CM) Smt. Leelashankari .The total official
connections will be around 1.2 lakh which will be on the account of CHTD and
Family members connections will be under the individual SSA of concerned
circles.This will definitely increase the revenue of CHTD in mobile sector. But
the maintenance part and redressal mechanism only will make them feel
comfortable as their expectations are high.
We have got to live up to their expectations to get more business.
We deeply mourn withSmt.Mary Pushpa Bai AO TR SW , on the demise of her husband Sri.A.Pachamal, SDE, Velachery .
May his soul rest in peace.
In previous times officers are appreciated by their respective superiors and that never come into the lime light as there was no Intranet available to put up. But it will be reflected in their CRs .Now whether it is for brick bats or feather in a cap it is done by the officers themselves by blowing their own trumpet in BSNL CHTD intranet.
By this what we learn is if you are a good worker and do your job and You should also put it intranet in CHTD so that your team leader will be known and you will also bring others in the lime light. Let the password be open to all and let every small thing be put on WAN and let the GMs give the password to every one . Otherwise it will be taken as partiality with one OFFICER who is also an office bearer of an association so that he is able to do anything he wants in BSNL-CHTD.
Will the Administration look into it ?
We wish all our comrades and well wishers
"A HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR 2014"
1.The order for 72 executives who could not join but declined has been permitted to do so by CO,ND and the date of effect is 19-12-13 .From this date they will not be entitled for promotion for a period of one year. It may sound good! There are many executives who have kept silent as was done in previous years when no declination letter was sent to CO,ND.Then why CO,ND should ultimatum as 30--9-2013 for reporting to the posted circle or else their promotion orders will be treated as cancelled.
The order No.412- 12 l20 13-Pers.I Dated:18-12-13 states as follows:
" In view of above , you are requested to relive all such officers without any further
delay, and within a week and latest by 30-09-2OL3, so that they can join their
assignment in the Circles for which they have been transferred. It may also be noted
that if these officers are not relieved within the exceed period of time, entire
responsibility, therefore, will lie with Circle Heads. Further, the promoted offices also
need to be told in clear terms that the period of 40 days of time given to them for joining
their assigned postings on promotion has already expired and no further extension
time beyond 30-09-2OL3 will be granted in future, i.e. their promotion will be treated as
having been cancelled".
Such being the case why should there be another date of declination ?
So we request our CHQ to take up with CO,ND that the promotion order may be treated as cancelled after expiry of 40 days from the date of issuance of order for those who could not join for various reasons as already 6 months time have lapsed and if at all any DPC is conducted in the next six months then who have not gone now will not become eligible to be considered for promotion.
2. Those 147 who have money are contesting in Supreme court and buying time.We request our GS to see that 500 DGM posts are released by JAN 2013 so that those seniors who wait for their turn is to be honoured by giving the promotion at the fag end of their service.
The West branch meeting was conducted to-day at Kodambakkam Exchange at 17-45 hrs.
The meeting was presided by Com.Satyamurty and secretary withComrades from Inspection circle also attended the meeting .Welcome address was delivered by Com.Shankar,JAo.
Four members from West Zone Viz., Com.Palayathan,Com.C.Vallinayagam,Com.Periasamy,Com. Kumaresan from other association had joined in our association.Our president welcomed the members .Election to Secretary and President was conducted and Com.Vallinayagam was elected as secretary of our WEST Branch which was vacant and Com.K.Swaminathan A.o. (TR) west as President and Com.E.sekaran JAO as Finance secretary unanimously .
Com. Vallinayagam in his speech told that he has come back to his parent association and also told that only Com.Prahlad rai Our GS is only person who helped the executives who met him in the recent DE promotions and can be helpful to the executives.
The following other problems are discussed:
CAO to DGM(F) list is to be expedited with relaxed conditions.
DE to DGM order to be expedited .
For AOs for whom Officiating period pay recovery and fixation is done it was asked by a member whether legal remedy can be sought. It was agreed to by the members.
Vote of Thanks was proposed by com.E.Sekaran,JAO .
Our comrade Sri S. Lakshminarayanan JAO who is transferred recently to
SOUTH WEST office is being conferred the title of NADAGA MAAMANI by
Radhus Arts Academy on
- Venue - Dakshinamoorthy Hall (P.S. Secondary School).
We wish him all the best!
CS spoke to GS on 10-12-13 regarding pay fixation case of AOs promoted
during 1995 and opted for pay fixation on Jan 1996 .As KTK circle has
written to CO,ND stating the case of Sri.Venkatesan, DGM as correct only as
against TN circle's contention as wrong , GS has been asked to take up that
and see that justice is done so as to avoid any pay recovery is done and
down ward fixation .GS told that he will take up and send a letter to
GS,CHTD regarding that to inform our PGM (F), CHTD to defer any action
which will be adverse.
Corporate office has given guidelines regarding refusal of promotion offered to an employee needs to be looked in positive perceptive:
What the guideline says:
A BSNL employee should be willing to accept higher responsibilities through promotions as
decided by the competent authority
Refusal of promotion is not a right of the executive. Any order of promotion may not be
refused by the executive norrnally
In exceptional cases, an executive may request in writing for refusal of promotion with
sufficient reasons. But the request in writing for refusal of promotion shall be effective only
with the concurrence of the Appointing Authority after taking all the aspects into
If the reasons adduced for refusal of promotion are accepted by the Appointing Authority, the
executive will not be considered for any promotion (either regular or adhoc promotions
or even look after arrangerqent) for a period of one year or till the prpparatlon of next
panel, whichever is later, from the date of such refusal.
In the case of regular promotion being refused by the executive and refusal being accepted by
the Appointing Authority, on the eventual promotion to the higher grade, such an executive
will lose seniority vis-a-vis his juniors promoted to the higher grade earlier.
In cases where the reasons adduced by the officer for his refusal for promotion are not
acceptable to the Appointing Authofity, then the promotion order shall be enforced upon the
executive through an order. If the executive still refuses promotiipn, then even disciplinary
action can be taken against the executive for refusing to obey the order.
OUR Request to CHQ is to inform the CO the following:
Every one who enters into the department in the basic cadre wants his career progression to be in a short span of time.
Time bound promotions are given , as the Administartion is not in a position to give career progression in time .
It is the Administration which takes its own time for various reasons and releases the promotion order in one bulk making things go out of control and does not have any sort of guidelines.One time they see seniority and other time they see age criteria and keep vacancies to post persons of their choice .Firstly CO should have definite guidelines for posting people on promotion
If promotion orders are issued every year the problem may get reduced as there will not be junior- senior problems.
With respect to the last two points viz., losing seniority and disciplinary action ,Can Corporate Office do this without
changing recruitment rules and without consulting associations.
Instead CO can post people in their nearby circle after filling up the vacancies according to a set guidelines and after that to nearby circles so that they need not be thrown out to far east or north .If this is done this will make the executives feel comfortable to take some decision .Taking disciplinary action only will spoil the morale of the executives and may not serve the purpose as they will have double punishment.
Will corporate office think it over? Will the associations pay attention to these?
The meeting was conducted with Com.Chandramoorthy DE KKN to chair the meeting. The following points were discussed to be taken up at the AIC at Nasik.
1.) JTO to SDE case at Ernakulam cat is to be expedited by impleading in the case.
2.)JAO to AO DPC case to be expedited as there is also a case in court of law.
3.)Pay Anamoly case in various cadres for PS, AOs to be taken up and recovery is to be stopped.
4.)JAO/JTO pay scale is to fixed at 22,800/- equivalent to 9850/- .
5.DE/CAO adhoc to Regular DEs/CAOs.
6.)Case of AOs promoted prior to 1996 and given option as on 1-1-96 by way of DNI to be taken up and justice is to be done.
7.)Orders withdrawing increments for officiating spell and to recover the pay has to be stopped.
8.)Status of Increments to JAOs after NEPP is to be further taken up.
9.)As in Railways which has implemented Pay scale revision from 1996 for organised accounts cadre should be made applicable to BSNL Accounts also.
10.)Seniority list of AOs,CAOs to be publisfed.
11. Those DEs who have been retained in CHTD upto 31-3-14 should be takenup at CHQ level for permenant retention as per the vacancies that will arise during that period. These executives can neither decline now or go out at that time.
12.)It was informed by Inspection Circle Comrades that the inspection of GSM sites was not liked by the local team and they treat that they are obstruction to their work and further told that the officers in charge are telling their problems to the Inspection circle officers to sort out issues like Infra, signal problems which is not in their perview.
Inview of the above the SDE wanted to have a resolution to be passed at AIC as follows:
"The AIBSNLEA association of CHTD unanimously resolve that the Inspection Circle which is having around 600 executives all over India is to be attached to the nearby Circle and the executives should be better utilised instead of wasting their energy when BSNL is in dire need of exectives to carryout the day to day work in bringing up BSNL ."
On behalf of our association Circle office bearers , CS wishes every one a very happy DEEPAVALI to one and All!.
CS conveys his thanks and request all to treat this as individual reply who have sent Deepavali greetings!
Thank you comrades!
Our beloved comrade and veteran leader,our VP, Com.P.Chandrasekaran DE KK nagar, BSS was felicitated by our association and Com. P.Satyamurthi Presided over the function.Comrades from various places inclding Civil,Inspection Circle praised about his contributions to our association and said he will not be forgotten by us and will be a guiding force. Com.CS presented a shawl and Com.President presented him a gift.
Com.VP thanked the organisers for the function and said he will be available any time to offer his services to our association.
In a queer move Administartion called for a meeting with all executives associations and ITSA(?) and told that there need to be some modifications to be done in CPT posting . Though no ITSA representatives were there ( but obiviously sr.GM(HR & A),CGM,DGM(Hr & A) are all ITSA members ) to our surprise TWO officers Viz., GM(S) and SR. GM(W) were present. When asked they have come to say something about someother point in the discussion.
It is indeed a new thing that never happened in the history of Executive association meeting in which Area GMs were present to represent administration .Interestingly it was started by Sr.GM(Hr &A) that those ITS who had worked in hard tenure should be exempted from CPT posting. We categorically refused saying if at all any one is refusing it is not for CPT but for money that they are going to loose and when promotee officers are accepting, is it not the duty of administration to ask ITS first to obey the order. Then they said that there are many persons in CHTD enjoying for 30 years and so on. CS interrupted saying that it is not our fault and promotions are not given to us in time and even after 36 years we have only TWO promotions but ITS joining after 2 years become DE, and after 7 years become DGM and within a span of 20 years they become GM and they can go upto Director level. If these people are not interested in going to CPT what they will do to improve BSNL. Administration is always telling we should work where ever we are posted but not for ITS.GM(S) was advocating only for ITS not to be posted to CPT and we Five Executive associations said it cannot be accepted.It is only GM(S) who has given leave for 6 months at a stretch to an ITS officer where no one is given like this. It was also reliably learnt that another TWO more months leave will be granted.This was highlighted by CS,AIBSNLOA and he felt offended. What to do. Truth will always be painful !(But when the then DE MM Nagar( one year before) asked for TWO weeks leave the same GM told to curtail it by one week and asked to join after a week. This itself will show his partiality attitude towards promotee officers.)
CGM who should have taken the lead but was a mute spectator excepting to avoid any heated arguments turning ugly ,finally said that he will come to a conclusion after discussion and will inform us of the decision.Sr.GM(Hr & A) said that after consensus only things will be decided .Though they did not say anything about ONE year tenure, it was evident that today's meeting was conducted to save the Unabsorbed ITS not to face any difficulty by way of posting to CPT . When with hardly 15 ITS officers in CHTD these people can do this much -is it not our duty to see that they are posted to CPT SSA? We all will achieve that--if not all of us should resign our posts because we will be unfit to be representatives of a large community namely Absorbed executives. Hope this situation will be avoided by Administration!
So it is Abosorbed executives Vs Unabsorbed ITS, is it not?
CGM CHTD inaugurated the Deepavali Mega Mela at Hall of Inspiration on 21-10-13
at 11-45 Hrs.
The salient points are:
1. 2-G SIM,3-G unified SIM free at all outlets of CSC,CSR ,Franchisees of CHTD.
2. Rs.20/- worth Physical Top up coupon free with New SIMs issued during the period.
3.Caller tunes for a period of 15 days free.
4.30 TV channels viewing is free for 15 days.
5. full talk value for Top-up value from Rs 200/- to rs.990/- in multiples of 10 upto 31-10-13.(may be extended later also).
Land line offer:
1.Discount of Rs. 250/- in installation charges for New landlines booked during this period with 1 yr, 2 yr, 3 yr commitment plans with usual offer.
2.10% Discount on BB for the customers of working/retired from Govt/ PSU connected through FTTH also.
For further details contact nearest CSC ..
Congratulations! With the consistent effort of our GS, Com.Krisnan, INSP .Circle got retention upto 31-3-14 in INSP.circle.
Though we never claim that we have done this or that without doing ,it is hightime whenever tall claims are made by others that they got it ,it is our duty to tellthe members that most of our lady comrades got appointment to meet Sr.GM(Pers) with the help of our GS Com.Prahlad Rai as they were refused permission tomeet him on the day they went to Delhi.Our GS also went with them and the ladycomrades explained their positions to Sr.GM (Pers) and Sr.GM(Pers) told them tomeet DIR (HR) and represent and they met Dir (HR ) and took a few minutes to explain and he asked them that he will look into it. The lady Comrades gave theirrepresentations and in addition they gave the representations of other ladycomrades also.Sr. GM(Pers) took a view to see that the lady comrades (seniors)are given extension upto 31-3- 14 .Though we were expressing all seniors whohave declined promotion earlier are to be posted to CHTD and also our GS met SR.GM(Pers) and expressed our view no single person can take any claim for having achieved except for a few interested cases , it is because of theeffort taken by the individuals as well as our association in addition put together.
Hope this clarifies what happened at Corporate Office New Delhi.
This is to be written as some of the lady comrades met CS and wanted retention in CHTD as they are seniors and are not helped by the associations to which theybelonged.
Now that only 5-7 senior comrades (male) are left out in the list of declined
during 2010 it is our duty to see that they are given the same treatment as isdone for our lady comrades.CS will write to GS and ask him to pursue the case .
Congratulations to our accounts comrades! Regularisation of 198 STS Ad-hoc of
Telecom Finance / Promotion to the grade of STS (CAO) on regular basis is issued on the
consistent effort taken by AIBSNLEA.
CS has written a letter to CGM regarding looking on and our suggestion on DGM(HR
& A) post as per CO,ND guidelines .<letter to cgm 230913>
CS spoke to GS and informed him that the proposal not to give looking on STS
posts to seniors who have declined promotion .CS also explained that as per
Corporate Office orders only AI seniority should be taken and Looking on is to be
given. Those who are looking On as of now has crossed the DE scale and as such it
is also not officiating and no financial implications except humiliation if reverted to
SDE post.GS told that he will take up with Administraion this issue.
We hope to get a solution in this regard as there is no written order for giving
looking on to those who declined promotion by Corporate Office ,New Delhi..letter in ths regard has been sent. view letter..<looking on.doc>
Corporate office has given ultimatum to Circles to relieve officers by 30-9-13 and report compliance in STS promotion .
CS asked DGM (HR & A) what was the reply from CO,ND for looking on to be given to seniors who have been reverted on 18-7-13 ? But CO,ND has clarified that they cannot be given Looking On for one year from the date of declination. This may lead the comrades to go for legal remedy as there is no written order and it is only oral. But looking on order is very clear and there is no mention of Declination.This is only a clarification to our comrades.
For the seniors the question is whether they will continue to be DE (LA) or juniors will take positions? If Juniors take positions as LA then under what morality we expect from the seniors to work effectively to bring BSNL into positive growth. This problem is never experienced in any PSU and of course ours is neither a PSU nor a Government company and we are not following the basics of PSU or GOVT Company as we have deputationist and absorbees .What to do? It is only fate that our own leaders could not be able to resolve the problem with firm guidelines which is to be implemented by Corporate Office and the way retention is obtained had put many on Red face.Every one keeps mum because they think it will be solved by someone and they don't want to become a party to it. One's sacrifice will benefit many. Who is the one is a million dollar question ?Because every one feels will there not be a chance for me before the dead line and by hook or crook will I not get my posting in CHTD back?
As it was mentioned earlier , with out GOD father or without association support or by the backing of Political pressure it will be a night mare to get retention has come true.
So ordinary members have to only feel the brunt and will have only to pay subscription to the associations to keep many excepting them retained in CHTD and also have to undergo humiliation by getting their CRs written by Juniors for whom they would have written CRs in the last TWO years.
CS will definitely highlight the problem to GS to talk to administration at Corporate Office .But how far it will be successful is not known as it is already implemented in TN circle?
A cadre that too with absorbed officers who have put in more than 25 years of service is humiliated to the maximum on their promotion which was received after 17 years is to be taken note of by associations.
If we are not able to follow some standard set of rules in Promotions and postings it is very much doubtful that the subsequent postings will be done in a proper way .If it is done in a random way without consulting associations then no association can exist as there will be only office bearers( or else every one should be a circle office bearers -one Circle Secretary and the remaining Asst. Circle Secretaries) and no members in their fold.
Will every one look into it in positive perspective and set things right atleast now?
Onam is an ancient festival which still survives in modern times. Kerala's rice harvest festival and the Festival
of Rain Flowers, which fall on the Malayalam month of Chingam, celebrates the Asura King Mahabali's annual
visit from Patala (the underworld). Onam is unique since Mahabali has been revered by the people of Kerala
since prehistory.The King is so much attached to his kingdom that it is believed that he comes annually from
the nether world to see his people living happily. It is in honour of King Mahabali, affectionately called
Onathappan, that Onam is celebrated.
Mahabali's rule is considered the golden era of Kerala.
The following song is often sung over Onam:
Maveli nadu vaneedumkalam,
kallavum illa chathiyumilla
balamaranangal kelppanillaമാവേലി നാട് വാണീടും കാലംമാനുഷരെല്ലാരും ഒന്നുപോലെആമോദത്തോടെ വസിക്കും കാലംഅപതര്ങ്ങക്കാർക്ക് മോടില്ലതനുംകള്ളവും ഇല്ല ചതിയും ഇല്ലഎള്ളോളം ഇല്ല പൊളി വചനംകള്ള പറയും ചെറു നഴിയുംകല്ലത്തനങ്ങൾ മറ്റൊനോമില്ലആധികൾ വ്യധിക്കലൊനുമില്ലബാലമരണങ്ങൾ കേള്പനില്ല(Translation)
When Maveli ruled the land,
All the people were equal.
And people were joyful and merry;
They were all free from harm.
There was neither anxiety nor sickness,
Deaths of children were unheard of,
There were no lies,
There was neither theft nor deceit,
And no one was false in speech either.
Measures and weights were right;
No one cheated or wronged his neighbor.
When Maveli ruled the land,
All the people formed one casteless races
... The beauty of the festival lies in its secular fabric. People of all religions, castes and communities celebrate the festival with equal joy and verve. Onam also helps to create an atmosphere of peace and brotherhood by way of various team sports organised on the day.
The rich cultural heritage of Kerala comes out in its best form and spirit during the ten-day festival. The central feature of Onam is the grand feast called Onasadya, prepared on Thiruonam. It is a nine-course meal consisting of 11 to 13 essential dishes. Onasadya is served on banana leaves and people sit on a mat laid on the floor to have the meal
ONAM GREETINGS to OUR Comrades of KERALA and comrades who celebrate ONAM in TamilNadu and Chennai.
The special meeting at Hotel ashoka was held on 2-9-13 and the meeting started at 18-30 hrs as GS has to attend the function STR,Chennai office at Guindy.
The meeting was presided over by Com. A.Thomas.Our CGM,Com.GS,Com.V.K.Paramasivam ,Advisor,CHQ were present.The meeting started with Tamizh Thai Vaazhthu.our President Com.A.Thomas, delivered the Welcome Speech.CS read the report subsequently highlighting many points stressing the need for seniors to be posted to CHTD as there are vacancies existing in CHTD and CGM was elaborated by our GS on our personal meeting with him at 14-30 Hrs in his chambers with our Circle office bearers .Com.VKP stated the JAO pay scale which ended in a stalemate is set to momentum by our association by giving proofs and expected that the case will be favorable to us.
Com. Prahlad rai elaborated the SDE to DE posting and JTO to SDE posting. He also mentioned that CAO regular DPC and JAO to AO DPC will be coming in next one or two months.There is also a proposal to relax norms for DE to DGM Telecom posts (around 500 posts).He said every one should see the viability and existence of BSNL and the arguments for VRS is not correct as the same did not work in many PSUs.
CGM in his speech said the points given by CS in speech will be considered and told that he will once again reiterate to fill-up all DE posts .He also requested that though we are positive in finance terms compared to previous years if only we put our effort the trend cannot continue.He also told that CM requires improvement .He once again requested our GS to take-up with CO-BSNL the cable issue and funds issue.He expressed his thanks to one and all for inviting him.Sr.GM(F) could not attend the function due to his pre ocupations.
Our circle elected Sri. Chandramurthy DE KKN (extl) as ACS .
Vote of thanks was proposed by Com.Sriram,ACS followed by National Anthem.
cs sincerely thank all the comrades for making their presence in large numbers and also the comrades who made the function a grand success!
A special meeting is arranged on 2-9-13 at Hotel Ashoka, pantheon road, Egmore .Our GS will be addressing the gathering on 2-9-13 at 17-30 Hrs on his way back from SALEM after attending the marriage function of our CHQ president Com.Venugopal's son. We have invited our CGM , Sr.GM(F) to grace the occasion. They agreed to attend the function.
Our main aim will be to impress upon GS to see that Corporate Office fills up the DE vacancies in CHTD which have been notified by our CGM and that too on seniority basis.
The cases of AAOs are also to be taken with CHQ who got their promotion as AAO during DEC 2000 immediately after 2 months of formation of BSNL is getting around 300- 400 rupees hike only at 78.2% pay fixation benefit and also they are supposed to pay back an amount of nearly 4- 5 lakhs.
All the Circle office bearers and branch Secretaries are informed by SMS to inform members about the meeting.However CS wants the members to attend the meeting without fail.
All are requested to attend the meeting .
DINNER will be from 8-00 pm .
Modifications of SDEs posting on promotion to DE(Adhoc) order:We requested CMD, BSNL to consider modifications of transfer order of SDEs/DEs posted on promotion to outside KTK, TN, STR and CHTD Circles to MH,AP & Kerala Circles or nearby Circles as there are enough posts of DEs are lyingvacant and also to increase date of joining to 15 more days beyond 40 days. CMDmentioned that Posting outside these circles were done under some policy decisionand advised us to further discuss the matter with Director(HR) & Sr. GM(Pers.) .
Independence cannot be lost for the vested interests of a few .It took 300
years to get indepedence and UNITY in Diversity is the specialty in us.We
Wish you all our comrades and families a happy independence day and we
will take a oath to save the nation and our BSNL to be a public sector ahead
of other private operators in the years to come.
Marketing GM (S&M) CM,CHTD, Sri. V.SENTHILVASAN
has prepared a pamphlet (Why BSNL ?) to emphasize the
need for going with BSNL ,a Govt.PSU compared to other
private operators.Please propagate this and bring BSNL to the First position. <Pamplet 1.jpg>
The Inspection circle (T&D Circle ) branch was formed and attached to CHTD as per the wish of the members with the great effort of our Vice president Com.P.Chandrasekaran,DE,GSM .All the 23 executives joined our association under the leadership of Com .Prahlad rai as they posed faith on him.
CS,President,ACS Com .Sriram,Fin Secy Com. Sangili,OS were present in the meeting. The Following office bearers were unanimously elected .
INSPECTION CIRCLE BRANCH OFFICE BEARERS
SMT. RADHA VENKATESAN
, "Festival of breaking of the fast"), also called Feast of Breaking the Fast, the Sugar Feast, Bayram(Bajram), the Sweet Festival and the Lesser Eid, is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (sawm). The religious Eid is a single day and Muslims are not permitted to fast on that day. The holiday celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan. The day of Eid, therefore, falls on the first day of the month of Shawwal. This is a day when Muslims around the world show a common goal of unity. The date for the start of any lunar Hijri month varies based on the observation of new moon by local religious authorities, so the exact day of celebration varies by locality. However in most countries, it is generally celebrated on the same day as Saudi Arabia.
Eid al-Fitr has a particular Salat (Islamic prayer) consisting of two Rakats (units) and generally offered in an open field or large hall. It may only be performed in congregation (Jama’at) and, has an additional extra six Takbirs (raising of the hands to the ears while saying "Allāhu Akbar", literally "God is greatest"), three of them in the beginning of the first raka'ah and three of them just before Ruku' in the second raka'ah in the Hanafi school of Sunni Islam. Other Sunni schools usually have twelve Takbirs, seven in the first, and five at the begining of the second raka'ah. This Eid al-Fitr salat is, depending on which juristic opinion is followed, Fard (obligatory), Mustahabb (strongly recommended, just short of obligatory) or mandoob (preferable).
Muslims believe that they are commanded by God, as mentioned in the Quran, to continue their fast until the last day of Ramadan[ and pay the Zakat and fitrabefore offering the Eid prayers.
--courtesy-- internet Wikipedia
CS spoke to GS regarding the representations sent to him for retention and
reallotment .GS told that he will takeup with Sr.GM (pers) as he will be
available on Monday ,12-8-13.CS has also told that seniors are to be given
preference in CHTD and the others posted outside should be posted to
nearby circles like kerala,KTK,AP.
We thank the administration for having posted the JAOs in their officiating
places itself and some minor modifications . It came to our notice certain
persons are disturbed from their place ,but it was assured to look into after
three months time.
Our new JAOs are requested to take up the new assignment in true spirit
and work for the betterment of BSNL. We wish them all success!
When the DPC for faculty selection in RTTC/DTTC was conducted during
December 2012, the DPC viewed that those who were in RTTC/DTTC for
TWO terms need to be posted outside and will not be selected. It sounded
alright and those who were in RTTC two tenures opted out this time by not
applying. But this time the rule is again flouted and those in RTTC/DTTC
TWO tenures are again selected . Why?
Similarly while calling for nominations it was told specifically by
Administration not to recommend those who are likely to get promotion this
time but the selected list does not seem to follow this again flouting its own
The Administration kept THREE persons without giving posting for 15 days
thereby wasting the salary without utilising them because of faculty selection
to RTTC/DTTC. When it was informed to CGM it was told that procedure of
selection will be done in a week's time.But it took more than 15 days.
When associations say something Administration was keen that we should not waste manpower. But when it comes to Administration.....?
When posting of SDEs to CPT SSA was ordered there are still some SDEs in
CHTD who are yet to be struck off.But when it came to DEs and When CGM
was requested to have the combined list of DEs who are promoted to be
posted to CPT SSA , Administration instead acceding to the request of
Associations hurriedly made the officers relieved immediately. By this act it
became evident that administration is not interested in hearing the plea of
associations but to satisfy certain vested interest only.
So the conclusion is Administration is not true to its employees as well as to
itself by this act. At least will it have a clear policy so that it can question
others for their wrongs.
We can only pray to GOD who is omnipresent to help CHTD and all of us
from this sort of wrongdoings!
Convention at New Delhi:
As CS could not go to the convention and CS meet at NEW DELHI ,Com.A.Thomas our CWC member was nominated to attend on our behalf at New Delhi. Details will be given later.
GS visit at Chennai:
Our GS will be in CHTD on his way back to ND after attending the marriage function of our CHQ president Com.Venugopal 's son at Salem and there will be meeting at CHTD.Venue will be intimated. DATE:2-9-13,Time:17-30 Hrs.
Membership and donation:
All the members are requested to pay subscription up-todate and also pay Rs. 200/- towards our Circle Fund as we have to meet the diary expenses and other expenditure during the agitational programme of 78.2% All the comrades are requested to co-operate in this regard .
JAO training completion:
The JAO who are on training will complete their training by 8-8-13 and we expect that mostly there will not be any disturbance from their previous place of officiating. Those who want to have change in their place of work will be taken with Administration .
Order from Admn dt.2-8-13 in CHTD WAN ,states that the officers posted to various divisions as DEs stand reverted to SDE from 18-7-13 .When DGM(A) was contacted he told it is the usual procedure to revert during time of promotion. There will be another order after declination from those who do not join the post in other circles. He also told that till such time they need not exercise the financial powers but sign for administrative purposes.
we told him as per recent Corporate Orders ,ND, there is no Officiating and every one is looking on without any extra benefit but shouldering responsibilities. therefore these officers having crossed the E4 scale are eligible to look on as per CO,ND and they cannot be denied of this as Corporate office order clearly says that as per All India seniority in that circle Looking on is to be given.
He said he has noted the point and discuss further and do the needful.
Comrades even if any senior declines he cannot be deprived of Looking On as the same is a staff gap arrangement only is the contention of CS. This has been highlighted to our GS, Com.Rai .We hope Administration will not humiliate Seniors at least locally.
In a strange way an order modification in the recent promotion orders of STS in Telecom is done without even informing the officers who are affected by it by CO,ND .This order could come to light when an executive brought it to the notice of CS.Even the CHTD administration said it does not know this. If it is so, We have to pity our Administration! who will then tell the truth and whom will the executives believe?
Some associations advocate to justify the act of CO,ND stating seniors are to be posted to nearby circle. Yes, but not this way. In the previous promotion order itself they were younger by three years and did not opt for nearby circles and forewent the promotion on reasons of personal grounds. Will they go at this point of time ?
CGM,CHTD has told that 47 vacancies will have to be filled and he will write for that.Can't these vacancies be filled up by this seniors first? When there are enough vacancies to accommodate the seniors why that is not done? Will this order serve its purpose by this modified order? Now both seniors and juniors will be forced to decline promotion.Instead ,seniors if posted to CHTD against the vacancies and those juniors who have been posted to farther circles should have been brought to nearby circles by changing the order. Atleast this would have made both of them happy.
By the act of CO,ND it is now evident that neither seniors nor juniors are benefitted. When we say Circle administartion should be transparent we cannot accept the of Corporate office doing the modifications this way.
We also see that in kTK and in CHTD some are retained till 31-3-2014. Atleast this criteria may be allowed in CHTD to most of executives. As previously told by CS, those having GOD fathers and other means can do anything in posting and promotions. Will it be heard or go unnoticed?
Dear Comrade Prahlad Rai,
Whenever any posting order comes it is you who first meet the CMD to
convey thanks and to tell about the problems of CHTD and Southern Circles
of reducedvacancies and posting persons haphazardly to other circles
without any norms.
Let me thank you for discussing the matter with CMD ,BSNL regarding
posting of many executives from CHTD to out side circle creating vacuum
which is mentioned in our CHQ website:
"GS, OS(North), AGS(HQ) met with CMD, BSNL and extended sincere thanks
for issuing the posting on promotion order of 1587 DEs(Adhoc). We further
discussed about the modification in the posting order of DEs(Adhoc)
especially from KTK, STR, Chennai TD & TN Circles where large number of
DEs are posted outside the Circles in the interest of service. CMD, BSNL
assured to look into the matter."
As it has already been written by CS,CHTD the corporate office has ordered
for modifications in respect of TWO officers till 31-3-14 without considering
When we met CGM he said he is going to write for 47 vqcqncies and cannot
write to fillup those posts according to seniority. He also mentioned that he
cannot recommend or forward all representations to CO,ND.
Under these circumstances it is evident that who are having GOD
fathers /Association backing/other agencies will get posting to parent circle
irrespective of Seniority. Already BSNL is limping with loss due to many
factors .Added to this will be this type of discrimination among executives
who will lose interest to work in an environment wherein seniors are
working under Juniors where they were officiating/looking on .
So CS,CHTD wants CHQ to interact with CMD,BSNL to stop posting persons
according to whims and fancies of indiuvidual but to follow criteria of
Seniority which was obtained during the training period.
Hope you will take this up with CMD,BSNL to fill up CHTD notified posts
according to seniority and do justice to seniors by which morale will be
improved and heartburn will not be there.
The three associations CSs viz., AIBSNLEA,SNEA(I), AIBSNLOA met CGM
today. CGM was happy to see the associations coming together to solve the
The points discussed were:
1.CGM was requested to write to Corporate Office to fill up vacancies on the
basis of seniority as only 44 were posted to CHTD as against nearly 92
vacancies are existing. It was pointed out that in all Northern circles all the
vacancies are exhausted and to fill up remaining vacancies only posting is
done from other circles. CGM assured to write to Corporate Office to fillup 47
vacancies but he said that he cannot write to fillup in seniority order as
CO,ND may not view it as proper. We told we will take up with CHQ .
2.Black Berry instrument to recently ordered looking on DGMs.He assured to
look into the matted to simplify procedure.
3.We expressed our serious concerns on posting of EOs as the PSs are
themselves Group B cadre. They can be better utilised in field. Similarly SDE
(tech),SDE (Admn) should be for GMs office only and not for DGMs area.CGM
assured to look into it.
Point not accepted by AIBSNLOA but AIBSNLEA and SNEA (I) have raised :
Regarding posting of DEs to CPT the newly promoted DEs should also be
brought in the list as was done during 2010 (waiting for re allotment of
CS,AIBSNLEA) to be posted to CPT area .CGM told that he cannot give
immediate reply to that but said will look into it .CS,AIBSNLOA expressed
that this time transfer orders are effected and said we can see next time.But
AIBSNLEA,SNEA(I) did not accept that as the whole long stay list will
change.It became inconclusive and CGM told he has taken our points and
will decide after consultation.
Leaving the last point other things were accepted by all the three
associations.Though it was expressed we should have discussed outside
before meeting CGM ,it was unfortunate and it was taken as a lesson if all
the three meet CGM unitedly.
It is proposed to meet our CGM with regard to reallotment of DEs to CHTD
as the total vacancies are not filledup by CO, ND and will create a vacuum in
CHTD executives.The meeting is likely to take place tomorrow (22-7-13) at
CS,AIBSNLEA has expressed that seniority should be the criteria for filling up
vacant posts in CHTD .
Hope to get positive results if everything goes well.
If we cannot then who can?
Though the order was released after 3 years delay clubbing the declined
persons in 2010who are seniors with those of juniors have created another
heartburn .This time persons are posted neither according to age nor
according to seniority as it seems to be posted to CHTD. When 120
vacancies were shown by CHTD (as per administration where in all the three
executives' association has given letter to write to Corporate office and Cgm
was kind enough to writeto CO,ND)it is
highly improper to post persons outside the circle creating a vacuum and
making the executives to decline the same on pretext of family or personal.
Now people will be flooding requests and those with GOD Fathers will get
reallotment and others will be forced to decline promotion. What a pity but
see the plight of Telecom executives who got promotion after 15 years .
The evidence is as follows:
1.when 120 vcancies are notified at CHTD why they only 44 SDEs are only
posted?(last time MPs helped certain people,GS ,AIBSNLEA HELPED CERTAIN comrades irrespective of association affinity)
2.To site one example from CHTD posting:
Smt. Usha Kalyanaraman DOB 10-6-1959 is posted to CHTD where as Smt. Usha Rajam DOB 30-1-59 is posted to ETP .
3. TN circle comrades even with YOB1960 are posted to TN circle itself.
4.From KTK also comrades have been posted outside without age consideration.
5.If age consideration is the criteria it should be uniformly followed throughout INDIA as this is not circle specific.
6.If there are more vacancies in a particular circle and required qualified candidates are not there then it should be filled up by adjacent circle onlywhich was followed last time.we have already expressed our view that promotions are based on seniority only and not w.r.to age and working under a junior will be a heartburn among those executives who could not go on promotion on various counts.
We request our GS to see that the vacancies notified by CHTD are filled up with executives according to seniority as promotions are based on seniority only.Can THE ADMINISTRATION post according to age WHEN the vacancies reduce leaving the seniority behind which has brought many litigations in the last TWO decades starting from P.N.Lal case (erstwhile DOT)
We hope if anyone moves to court asking for the way in which posting is done then the whole process will suffer.
What is required is transparency.If the Corporate Office announces the mode of operandi, it will be easy for persons to choose between "Yes" or "No" to promotion and the same should be strictly on seniority.
Will all the associations look into this serously ?
We congratulate all the sdes promoted as DEs and in particular those who
got postings to CHTD.
SDE to DE promotion order will be issued
after the approval of CMD on 20-7-13 at
Total-1587 only out of 1860:
OC -1240, SC-249, ST-98 .
When all the five associations met CGM and discussed with the then GM (Hr
& A) regarding the tranfer of SDEs and DEs to CPT area it wsas unanimously
agreed for one year which appeared in every web site saying "Unity is
strength".In this regard the JTO associations kept silent though they did not
argue against it.
If our assumption is correct (it may be right or wrong)
A problem has crept where in it is spread in the minds of Executives that
CS of AIBSNLOA is trying to divert the issue asking for DEs to be posted to
CPT area first so that he can escape, if the SDEs transfer take place later
than the DEs posting .It was also suggested that the JTOs promoted
recently on LDCE quota is posted to CPT area (taking from the bottom most
in the list-for example) in place of those who have completed their tenure of
Our views in this is as follows:(Though we are in United Forum and we want
to be neutral)
1. This is not an argument in favour but a question --
What is wrong if a person tries to avoid his name in the CPT posting -Is it not
done previously by any other association?
(though he explained that he is not for that)
2 .Is Corporate office following rules strictly ? If so how they can cancel
orders for one and not for others in many cases --(In 2010 promotion the
first list was released with 56 as cut -off age but JULY 2010 LIST was relesed
with 58 years as cut-off age for parent circle which made many aged
persons to decline the offer and retire without getting their promotion) . It
was reliably learnt that DE (MDK) who has not completed even four months
has been transferred on the Instruction of CMD on medical grounds - If this
is true ,See our CHTD fate -To get a person back to CHTD from CPT , CMD
has to recommend.(Even open heart surgery patients and Physically
challenged persons are not exempted from this.)
3.When the stay period is reduced to one year should we not exempt
persons who have gone outside CHTD and served one year and more be
exempted from the CPT transfer.(Previously it was TWO years now only one
4.For DGMs to be posted the cut off date is to be taken as on 31-3-2014 as
we are in the middle of JUly 2013 as is being done for DEs transfer during
5.If we first take up SDEs , then seniors who are officiating in CHTD is to be
considered for looking on and if DE vacancies are filled up then they cannot
be given looking on as there will be no vacancy.--Why don't the Juniors who
are recently promoted on LDCE is posted as this type of problem will not
arise and that too it is for one year only.
6.DE posting is expected shortly.Then the seniority will change
altogether.Can't Admn wait for sometime?When the previous batch of DEs
waited for TWO and a half years why not this DEs for another 15-20 days ?
7.Any promotion and posting will affect somebody and there is no foolproof
method to see that nobody is affected (Senior comrades promoted on
Seniority Quota as SDEs were allotted outside CHTD during March 2011 and
the Juniors on ldce quota now are getting posted to CHTD- Is it correct?).
We have to have a via media and see that things are through-Otherwise
Administration well have its own method and most of our comrades will be
affected.It is better we give a consensus proposal to the Administration and
see that the things move on!If not leaders will escape but members will be
the scapegoats! Members please tell your respective associations to workout
a compromise formula by setting aside the differences - Hope everyone(?)
or majority will agree?
(CS AIBSNLEA will take sincere steps to convene a meeting with all the Five
associations and bring out a workable solution .Unity triumphs!)
The judgement reads as follows:
“ Merely because the LDCE was not held from 1989 that does not create a
vested right in the 147 candidates to be assigned seniority in the 1/3rd quota
of LDCE from the year 1990 onwards. We have alreadyfound that the DQE
and LDCE exams held in 2000-2003 were only to the vacancies of 1994-95,
1995-96 and 1996-97 (up to 22.7.1996). The promotion to the DQE quota
can only be from the year in which a candidate qualified. The promotion on
the basis of the LDCE can also be only to those 1/3rd available vacancies in
the year of the LDCE. The distinction is in so far as the DQE is considered to
the 2/3rd quota from the year in which he qualifies vis-a-vis the seniority
among the DQE candidates; and on the basis of his qualification is
considered in all the subsequent years. While the LDCE is considered only to
the vacancies available in that year and the rank obtained by a candidate
not entitling him to be considered in any subsequent years. Hence the 147
candidates ought to be considered for the 1/3rdvacancies in 1994-95,
1995-96 and 1996-97 (up to 22.7.1996) according to their merit as also
theireligibility to appear for the combined examination. The eligibility year
has to be considered since, one combined examination was held for three
years. A candidate entitled to appear in 1996 (by reason of completing five
years of regular service in the feeder category on the 1st of the January of
the year) cannot be placed in the vacancy of 1994-1995; however, high his
rank may be. If the seniority list requires any recast on the above lines;
obviously, the official respondent ought to do so.In the circumstances, we
do not find any reason to differ from the decision of the Tribunal impugned
in the writ petitions or interfere with the dismissal of the review applications
impugned in the Original Petitions. (CAT). The Writ Petitions and Original
Petitions(CAT)are dismissed, however, with no costs.”
"The same scenario was there during 1982 and after held competitive
examinations during DOT period wherein certain officers were placed in the
year they were studying in school. Had it be contested properly and
judgement received like the above definitely seniors would have been
benefited. At least now it has come to the lime light that competitive
examination is not a yardstick for placing a person prior to his date of
qualifying years of service."
02.07.2013: 119 DE to DGM promotion order issued:
Congratulations! AIBSNLEA consistent efforts yielded result in getting
released the promotion order from DE to DGM(Engg.). Total 119 DGM
promotion order have been released. Most of the DGMs are given posting on
promotion in the same Circles except 7- 8 DGMs who have more than two
years of service and requested for transfer.
Initial approval was to fill up 414 DGMs posts and the CPC was conducted &
approved for 230 DGM posts as fit cases but due to case was subjudice,
promotion orders were delayed and as such now the promotion order of 119
DGMs issued. AIBSNLEA efforts will continue to initiate next CPC to fill up
remaining about 300 DGM posts. Also will try to get released the DE regular
and Adhoc promotion order shortly.
We are extremely thankful to our CMD BSNL, Director (HR), Sr. GM(Pers.),
GM(SR), DGM(Pers.), AGMs(Pers.) and all the concerned staff members of
Pers. / Vigilance Cell for their dedicated & prompt efforts in issuing the
OFFICERS POSTED TO CHTD: Our hearty congratulations to all
5.Com.R.SURESH KUMAR JOSHI
02.07.2013: Congratulations! BSNL Corporate Office declared result of
LDCE for Promotion to the grade of SDE(T) under 33 percent quota held on
04-03-2012 based on Hon'ble PBCAT New Delhi.
Total = 2629 JTOs have been promoted i.e. 2442 General + 148 SC + 39
ST. The posting on promotion order is expected today. AIBSNLEA has
requested to post all the newly promoted SDEs in their parent Circles as far
as possible and to consider request transfers.
SEE CHQ website for details.
01.07.2013: GS, GS, President SNEA(I) met Sr. GM(Pers.) and discussed:-
(i) CPC from DE to DGM: We requested Sr. GM(Pers.) for early issuance of
promotion order from DE to DGM since the Hon'ble High Court Kerala has
pronounced the judgment on 147 SDEs(LDCE Quota) seniority case. Sr.
GM(Pers.) mentioned that CPC is ready but the VCRs are awaited and in
case, VCRs are received tomorrow F/N, they can issue promotion order in
the evening itself to fill up about 140 DGM posts.
01.07.2013: 147 SDEs (LDCE Quota) retrospective seniority case
dismissed: Hon'ble High Court Kerala dismissed 147 SDEs (LDCE Quota)
retrospective seniority case. The judgment is pronounced today after a gap
of 4-5 months. It has paved the way for promotions from DE to DGM and DE
All the Circle/Branch Secretaries are requested to ensure for early sending of
VCRs to CVO, BSNL C.O. at the earliest to expedite CPCs.
We thank CGM for following the norms and posting of the SDEs on LA as DEs
in CPT area after our letter under United Forum.
The meeting of our association well be held at 17-00 hrs on 25-6-13 at
Kodambakkam exchange building . On this occasion Our president
Com.P. Satyamurthy ,CAO,WEST will be felicitated by our association on
account of his superannuation on 30-6-13.
All are requested to attend the meeting without fail!
Though we want to be united ,hardships are coming on the way when one
association wants to deviate from agreed principles in the meeting held with
CGM with all executives associations .In order set things right United Forum
has been forced to write a letter to CGM regarding LA arrangement of
DEs in CPT area.<united_forum_cpt_TRANSFER.doc>
21 June 2013
In last two days, Vodafone started reducing data charges by 80% for their
2G data pack users in Karnataka, UP West and MP-Chhatisgarh circle and
new rate announced is 2p/10KB for both prepaid and postpaid customers
while Airtel followed Vodafone and reduced data rates by 90% for Airtel 2G
prepaid customers in MP, UP East, Kolkatta, Haryana, Maharashtra, Kerala,
Gujarat, Punjab and Orissa circle.
Airtel announced new data rates of 1p/10KB on its recharge vouchers of Rs
22, Rs 25 and Rs 125.The validity of Rs. 22 and Rs. 25 recharge vouchers
has been increased to 30 days while validity of Rs. 125 recharge vouchers
increased to 90 days.
In this chain, now Idea have also joined this group and offered 2G data
rates, after reducing 90%, 2p/10KB. The new data rates from Idea will be
effective from 1-July-2013 for 90 days and can be availed by recharge of
nominal value of Rs 5 to Rs10.
You must be surprised that BSNL is having data rates for its all 3G data users
on Pan India basis at 2p/10 KB since long time and now after reduction, data
rates of Vodafone, Airtel and Idea matches with BSNL.
Have a quick look on data rates, earlier and new ones.
It is clear from this trend that till now all these private
operators were charging 80 to 90% higher data rates as
compared to BSNL for same data usage.---
courtesy:Swaminathan SDE-BSNL -TJ
To get the blackberry instrument a letter has been addressed to CGM
by the three major executives associations (AIBSNLEA, SNEA, AIBSNLOA) to
give the same to the officer on request to BCC & S enclosing the order copy
of posting as DGM in various places.I thank personally the CSs of
SNEA,AIBSNLOA who have accepted and signed the letter to benefit all the
It is a happy news that we achieved 78.2% after struggle
which will benefit lakhs of employees in the long run. No
doubt about it.
But what about allowances for ITS at par with Govt to be paid by BSNL ?
They did give neither a strike call nor they are entitled in a PSU on
deputation.Probably it may not be known how much they are going to get as
Transport allowance if they are given as per VI pay commission . A pay band
of 10000 (mostly all ITS are in this ) will get 75% as TA and in addition 80%
DA will be paid which means they will get 13,500 as TA where as we are
getting maximum Rs.1400 as Transportation Allowance . Now that all ITS
will say that they don't want CAR for Pick up and drop but it will be for some
days after which we will forget and they will use it for that purpose also .
Our suggestion to CHQ is let them claim TA & DA as per rules once they get
Transport allowance in the CDA scale and get it settled through bills and
withdraw the cars as matching savings .
They should be told either to use office car fully or use their own transport
for commutation purpose whereby BSNL will save to the tune of
20,000X1000=2,00,00,000 per month by withdrawing private cars .
CHQ should sincerely try for this in the United Forum.
Congratulations! DoT issued Presidential Directives for implementation of
78.2% IDA pay fixation order. BSNL order will follows immediately. Forum
of BSNL Unions / Associations consistent efforts yielded result in getting
released the order. We are extremely thankful to all the BSNL
employees for their active participation and involvement in making the
agitation call a great success.
We also extend our sincere gratitude and thanks to Hon'ble MOC&IT, Secy(T), Member(F), Addl. Secy(T), Jt. Secy(T), DDG(TPF) DoT, CMD, BSNL, Director(HR), Director(F), Director(CM), Director(CFA) & other Board of Directors and all the concerned officers of DoT and BSNL, who played a positive role in issuing 78.2% IDA pay fixation order.
The Forum of BSNL Unions / Associations will give letter for withdrawal of Indefinite Strike w.e.f. 12th June'2013 after the issuance of order from BSNL Corporate Office for implementation.
Let us, make BSNL a viable and vibrant organisation with our full
commitment and devotion so that we may demand further arrears payment
in the days to come as per the agreement.
Dear Comrades, At 18-45 hrs. today, it was informed by the CMD,BSNL that
the DoT has taken decision to approve 78.2% IDA merger and that the
order will be issued today or on Monday, by the DoT. As far as Forum CHQ
is concerned, nothing is confirmed, unless order is issued by the DoT. Hence,
let us wait for the order to be issued and till then there should not be any let
up in the preparations for the strike.
Forum of BSNL Unions & Associations meeting with Chairman TC & Secy(T):
The representatives of Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations met Chairman TC
& Secy(T), DoT and submitted memorandum copy regarding measures to
be taken for revival and revitalization of BSNL and MTNL, the strategic
Telecom PSUs, to protect the interest of the Telecom Industry as well as that
of the public .
Secy(T) appreciated our concern and referring to our discussions held on
04.06.2013, he further told that since GoM are meeting on 11.6.2013 to
discuss this issue, the strike call given is not proper. We mentioned that
78.2% IDA pay fixation case recommend by BSNL Board on the basis of an
agreement signed on 12.06.2012 between Forum of BSNL
Unions/Associations with BSNL Management is pending in DoT for the last 10
months and now referred to BRPSE for comments whereas, the BRPSE
Officers has clarified that since BSNL is not a sick PSU, BRPSE need not to
give any comment & it is the concern PSU and administrative Ministry to
decide such pay/allowance related issues. We also requested even if the
comments are necessarily required he may use his good office to get the
early comments from BRPSE for early settlement of the issue to avoid
unrest in BSNL. Chairman TC & Secy(T) further mentioned that he don't
want to go for further discussions on this issue since the BSNL Management
has signed the agreement and he assured that he will try to resolve the
issue at the earliest and advised us to speak him tomorrow evening on this
However, we have to continue to prepare for successful implementation of
the indefinite strike call w.e.f. 12th June' 2013 till the time issue is resolved
favorably. GS, AGS(Fin) attended the meeting.
The qualified candidates in JAO exam are given looking on charge as JAOs
to-day. Though we are against looking on and the case is already taken up
by CHQ we think a solution will be got to see that they are given officiating.
we wish the comrades all the best in their new assignment till they go for
their JAO training.
It is requested to show our solidarity by being present
at the venue on the occasion of ONE DAY DHARNA at
CGM ,CHTD office on 5-6-13 .All our comrades are
requested to make it a grand success to help the Forum
members at New Delhitomake the BSNL /DOT to accede
to our demand of 78.2% DA merger which is our long
If not now then When?
From the days of DOT if one observes the act of UPSC recruited ITS he can
see that ITS can do anything which promotee officers from JTO cadre cannot
what are they?
1. Previously every ITS was senior to promotee officer and our officers
never reached the grade beyond DGM that too after legal battle!
2.When ADET was there he will be given preference and our
officers(promotees) will have to accept that without questioning.
3.After the formation of BSNL ITS officers were on deputation (and still on )
for more than a decade where this is not possible in any PSU (Are we really
a PSU is a million Dollar Question?)
4.Promotion to the cadre of GMs to the tune of 237 vacancies were given in
one stroke where as the DGM promotions in Telecom cadre for promotees
have been delayed to the maximum extent.
5.Facilities available to BSNL employees are withdrawn stating that BSNL is
running at a loss but the ITS deputationists are eligible for everything they
are supposed to get.
6.In CPT case the SDEs and JTOs are not given even NOC quoting that case
is pending but for two DGMs of ITS because of whom the case was given to
CB-CID by the then CGM, are given non-functional up gradation from 2012
onwards even though disciplinary action has to be contemplated and
punishment to be awarded.
7.One retired GM of CHTD against whom a case is there in CVC , releasing of
terminal benefits and to fix his pension has been ordered.
8.Most of the DGMs of ITS are already Addl.GM and they are given
promotion to the cadre of GM even though they are not eligible to occupy
9.Finally these ITS has'nt written any exam after passing UPSC where as we
are writing exams for every promotion even at the age of 58.
10.With all these they will continue to be in BSNL because still we are not
Though they are handful in numbers compared to us they are in decision
making places and they can spoil BSNL as well as BSNL absorbed persons
and if we don't show our unity definitely all those absorbed in BSNL will be
OUT and unabsorbed will be IN to see our fate.
DECIDE it For Yourself!
After administration called for willingness among JAO qulified candidates
for looking in the cadre, it was stressed to accommodate the passed
candidates as for as possible in the places nearer to their residence and it
should not put them into difficulty for having opted to do something extra.
DGM (F& CA) ,CAO (F&CA) also confirmed that they will see to that. If any
clarification is required they said they will contact CS in that matter.
Regarding training it may take JUNE end .Regarding posting of instructor to
RTTC in cadre of JAO action will be taken soon.
Forum of BSNL Unions / Associations Chennai Circle meeting held on 20.05.2013 at BSNLEU Office to discuss the successful implementation of the All India call of LH demonstration on 22.05.2013,Dharna on 05.06.2013 and Indefinite strike from 12.06.2013. The following CSs/representatives attended the meeting
1. Com.K.Govindaraj Convener CS,BSNLEU
2. Com.A.Shunmuga Sundara Rajan Chairman CS,SNEA(I)
3. Com.S.Lingamurthy CS,FNTO BSNL
4. Com.J.Vijaykumar CS,TEPU
5. Com.R.Gunasekaran ACS,SEWA BSNL
6. Com. Anbu ACS, NFTE BSNL
7. Com. Ravi Circle Treasurer,NFTE BSNL
8. Com.S.Ravikumar ACS, AIBSNLEA
9. Com.N.Chitti Babu CP,SNEA(I)
10. Com.Panchatcharam ACS,BSNLEU
Com.K.Govindaraj Convener welcomed all the CSs and the representatives. Convener requested all the unions/Associations to work for the successful implementation of the All India call. Com.A.Shunmuga Sundara Rajan CS SNEA(I) presided over the meeting and explained in detail how the Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations formed and the functioning of it. He has emphasized that unity is the need of the hour and requested all to implement the call successfully. It was decided to conduct the Lunch hour demonstrations in 6 places namely Annaroad Exchange complex, Flower Bazzar Exchange complex, Kodambakkam Exchange Complex, Gunidy GM(South) office, CGM Office Purasai and R.K.Nagar Telephone Exchange Complex.
The Dharna will be conducted at CGM Office, Purasaiwalkkam only on 05.06.2013. Vote of thanks delivered by Com.R.Gunasekaran ACS SEWA BSNL. All the members and activists are requested to mobilize and implement the call successfully. All the AIBSNLEA COBs/ DSs and CEC Members are requested to attend LH demo meeting with our members.
Meeting will be presided by
Annaroad Exchange Complex
Com.A.Shunmuga Sundara Rajan CS,SNEA(I)
Flower Bazzar Exchange Complex
Com.C.K.Mathivanan CS,NFTE BSNL
Kodambakkam Exchange Complex
Guindy GM(South) Office
Com.S.Lingamurthy CS,FNTO BSNL
R.K.Nagar Exchange Complex
Com.J.Vijaykumar CS TEPU & Com.Sukumar SEWA BSNL
All our comrades are requested to participate enmasse
and make it a grand success!
CS received many enquiries from those who passed the recent JAO exams
as to when they are likely to be given training and also whether they will be
given officiating /looking on in the cadre of JAOs as done previously.
DGM (F) CA was contacted and it was replied that the results are not
declared in certain Circles because of which they are not in a position to
start the training immediately.
Regarding Local officiating/Looking on , Cs contacted Sr.GM (F) and asked
whether there is proposal to give looking on/Officiating to the qualified
candidates? Sr.GM(F) told that he has already received letter from CS,
BSNLEU regarding that and further explained that no officiating can be given
as per Corporate Office orders and even if any undertaking is received it
may not stand in the Court of Law as it will be against rule. He also said they
can be given Looking on arrangement but he said he had sent a letter to
Corporate office asking whether the candidates can be given FR35 because
they are from Non-Executive to Executive cadre and asked CS to pursue
with our CHQ to get clarification so that he can act accordingly.
CS will contact GS to get clarification on this regard on Monday.
This clarification is for all those qualified JAO candidates .
When we talk about transparency in Administration matters during all our
meetings with CGM , it seems nothing moves except to the whims and
fancies of higher officers holding key posts and wrestling with each other to
show their strength thereby making the executives in doldrums.It is the
duty of the Administration to justify its act by taking the Associations into
confidence as any violation only will get the displeasure of one or more
associations if acted with partiality. We have no other option but to conclude
that after the exit of the then CGM, the higher officers are taking our new
CGM for granted and disobeying the orders issued thinking nothing can be
done against them .It is for the CGM to take concrete steps to set things in
order in Administration and in other places also or otherwise CHTD will go
out of his control and each one will take the stick in their hand and make the
executives dance to their tunes. Will our CGM put a full stop to this ?-Let us
wait and watch.
In a bid to retain loyal customers, state-run BSNL Tuesday said it has launched a scheme for landline and broadband users wherein subscribers above a certain bill amount will get reward points, which can be redeemed to make free calls within its network.
"Individual customers whose monthly bill amount is Rs. 400 and above or bi-monthly amount is above Rs. 800 and above shall be earning loyalty reward point for every Rs. 50 for invoice paid within pay-by-date," BSNL said in a statement.
The reward points earned can be redeemed for making free calls within BSNL's network. The scheme has been launched with effect from April, 2013.
"BSNL has taken a lead in India by launching the loyalty scheme. The scheme of rewarding a loyal customer for their support to BSNL shall be helpful in retention of customers," BSNL CMD RK Upadhyay said.
BSNL said customers can redeem the points initially after six months from the date of earning loyalty point first time.
"Redemption will be in terms of free MCU (one point is equivalent to one free Metered Call Unit) which will be adjusted for calls made by customers on BSNL network (on-net calls) only," it said.
The redemption can be done in block of minimum 25 points and maximum 500 points, it added.
The scheme, however, would not be available to certain category of customers who are availing concessions in some other form.
As on December 2012, BSNL's landline subscriber base stood at 21.04 million and total internet connections (including broadband and narrowband) were at 13.09 million.
Individual BSNL customers who are availing landline and broadband service are eligible to earn reward points. However ISDN PRI/Francisee/EPBX/PCO/VPT/CSC/Service Connections for serving/retired employee of central Govt/ state Govt PSUs etc. entitled for 20% discount on FMC/usage under broadband plan,Electronic stapling enrolled accounts including their child accounts, 20% scheme enrolled customers, Annual, Bi-annual and Tri-annual Customers who are availing concession or discount are not eligible.
The Loyalty Reward Point scheme benefit is extended to the LL and BB customers whose monthly bill amount is Rs. 400 and above or Bi-Monthly amount is above Rs.800 and above.
One loyalty reward point for every Rs.50 for invoice paid within pay-by-date is granted to BSNL landline and broadband customers whose monthly bill amount is Rs.400 and above and Bi-Monthly amount of Rs.800 and above. Hence , the customer uses the BSNL Landline and Broadband services more points are earned.
Customer can redeem Loyalty points after 180 days from the date of earning loyalty point first time.
Redemption will be in terms of Free MCUs ie one point is equivalent to one free MCU which will be adjusted for calls made by customers on BSNL network (On-net calls) only.
Redemption can be done in block of minimum 25 points and maximum 500 points (multiple of 25 points).
There should not be any Outstanding amount payable to BSNL at the time of redemption of loyalty points.
Loyalty scheme is effective from 1st April 2013 and reward points are being granted to eligible customers starting for the invoices generated for the usage from 1st April 2013 onwards.
Customer can log in to web self care portal and place their a request for redemption of loyalty points on online basis through www.bsnl.co.in >customer care >account management& loyalty points.
Customer can approach Customer Service Center and give redemption request.
Customer can approach BSNL Call Center by dialing 1500 and give redemption request.
Selvan .G.Kishore ,Sankara Vidhyalaya school, Tambaram , Son
of Sri..Ganesan JTO SNEA , for securing 1185 marks out of 1200 in plus 2
exams this year.
Selvi.T.Chitralekha Zion Matriculation School, Seliyur, Daughter of
Sri..M.Thamizhvendan ,SNEA for securing 1181 marks out of 1200 in plus 2
exams this year.
We also congratulate those wards who came out with flying colours like the
above students in BSNL family.
May 13, 2013 10:00 IST
The group of ministers looking at ways to revitalise the two state-run telecom companies -- Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd and MTNL -- is expected to meet in the next few days and discuss the proposal for trifurcation of the two behemoths.
The CS s of AIBSNLEA,SNEA,AIBSNLOA met DGM (Hr & A) to know the
details regarding CO letter not to utilise the posts that became vacant due to
repatriation of the unabsorbed officers in JAG/SAG level.It was clarified that
the names of those who have been repatriated and their positions were only
communicated and there was no say about their utilisation. However the
three CSs of AIBSNLEA,SNEA,AIBSNLOA told that before communicating to
surrender /not utilisation of the posts the associations should be appraised
of the situation. Since CGM was not available in office we had to inform
DGM(Hr &A) about our stand in this regard. This was possible only with the
Co-Operation and unanimity in the issue. Once again we proved that though
we are apart as Associations having certain difference in certain principles
when it comes as a blow to the executives at large it will be opposed in toto
and will not hesitate to stall the wrong doings of administration .It is my
duty to thank the CS s of the other two associations for heeding to my
request to takeup the case with DGM (A & HR) in a combined way.
In addition to that we have also given suggestions for redeployment of SDE
cadre in areas <Lr to CGM by three assns.doc>
8மணி நேர வேலை.8 மணி நேர மன மகிழ்வு...8 மணி நேர உறக்கம்..
இது தான் உழைப்பாளர் தினத்தின் தாரக மந்திரம். உழைப்பாளர் தினம்,
உலகம் முழுவதும் பறந்துபட்ட தொழிலாளர்களின் வலிகளுக்கு மருந்து
போடும் நன்னாள். உழைக்கும் வர்க்கத்திற்கான உயரிய நாள்.
காலவரையற்ற உழைப்பு, மிருகத்தனமான,கொத்தடிமைத்தனமான
இன்னல்களில் இருந்து தங்களை விடுவித்துக்கொள்ள தொழிலாளர்
அமைப்புகள் மேற்கொண்ட தொடர் போராட்டங்கள்...பட்ட கஷ்டங்கள்
கணக்கற்றவை. உழைத்துக் களைத்த மனிதனுக்கு சிறப்பு தந்து அவன்
உழைப்பிற்கு ஓர் அங்கீகாரம் வழங்கும் நாளான உழைப்பாளர் தினத்தை
இப்படியாக ஒவ்வொரு தேசமும் வெவ்வேறு நாட்களில், வெவ்வேறு
Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal seeks bailout package for loss-making BSNL and MTNL, writes to Prime Minister:
New Delhi, April 26, 2013
Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal is desperately seeking a bailout package for loss-making Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL ) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) even as the government has set up a group of ministers (GoM) to look into the funding of the two public sector companies.
Top officials in the department of telecommunications (DoT) said that a worried Sibal had sought Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's intervention last week. Senior officials said that the minister's concern stems from the fact that GoM has not held a meeting on the issue because it is busy dealing with the political turmoil caused by the repeated disruption of the Budget Session of Parliament.
In a letter addressed to Singh recently, Sibal stated that the two companies are under extreme financial stress. "Although results for the 2012-13 fiscal have not yet been declared, I expect the net worth of MTNL to have been completely eroded. BSNL is expected to make a loss in the range of Rs.10,000 crore this fiscal (FY13)," Sibal wrote. MTNL has been literally run into the ground with its salary bill exceeding revenue. The company has hired global consultancy firm Deloitte to chalk out a revival strategy.
BSNL is in dire straits and needs funds to expand its network along with broadband connectivity to 1.5 million schools and setting up wi-fi hot spots across the country. It has also entered into a deal worth Rs.1,220 crore with Chinese telecom gearmaker ZTE. The company will supply the required infrastructure for 2G network expansion besides creating additional GSM network requirement for 4.22 million lines in the eastern and north-eastern circles.
BSNL is utilising its assets, building capacity in network for handling a large subscriber base and exploring new sources of income, which will help the company to reduce losses. BothBSNL and MTNL are also looking at reducing their workforce by 1.21 lakh by offering a voluntary retirement scheme to staff, which will cost them a whopping Rs.17,445 crore.
29-4-13:BSNL not interested in full talk time-why?
When all other operators are interested in giving Full talk time to their
customers and it was welcome by customers BSNL suddenly stopped full
talk time but introduced a scheme which is not useful. we are worried as
lame duck is further hit by policy makers even without consulting the
marketing people who have genuine grievances apart from signalling and
other issues.See a board which shows the truth--Courtesy (BSNL _TJ)
from the date of promotion / notional pay fixation from the date of
declaration of results given to CMD BSNL has been routed through SEA
section and the same is now in Establishment section.(informed by one of
CS had written a letter to Gs asking him to pursue the case further on this
to benefit our comrades.
The following candidates have been declared as successful candidates on the
exams held during December 2012. we congratulate them on our
Associations behalf ! < JAO_Result_11042013.pdf>
DGM(A) circulated points asking for our views which was published in our
Today discussions were held and a breakthrough was that as per the letter
of associations given during 2011 CGM accepted to make the tenure for 1
year to SDEs and DEs.
The detailed discussions will be published later.
All the CSs thanked CGM but this would not have been possible without the
solidarity and support of all executives ' associations.
We have already indicated that all associations should work to achieve a
common goal keeping aside our differences stands vindicated. We sincerely
thank all Circle Secretaries and other office bearers of
SNEA,AIBSNLOA,AIGETOA,NTEA for making our Administration to accept our
proposal by emphasizing our point which will make our executives to heave
a sigh of relief!
Unity is strength!
CS has written a letter to GS regarding reallotment to the JTOs who have been promoted to SDEs but posted Outside CHTD but recommended for retention .Due to court case the same could not be processed by GS . He has been requested to meet Sr.GM(pers) for reallotment.
staff no name HR no DOB PRESENT POSTED
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Com.A.Mayandi DGM(OP) ,Com. J.Ravi, DE (NIB) retired to-day on super
These comrades were associated with JETA,TESA for a long term and of
AIBSNLEA ,but presently members of SNEA . But they never forgot that
AIBSNLEA was their parent association and did not discriminate on any
Com.J.Ravi,very good friend of CS,well Known as MEPZ RAVI, installed and
maintained NEAX exchange and a very pleasing personality and gives his
best on testing times. It is indeed a loss to BSNL.
Let Almighty shower his blessings to the comrade and his family with all
happiness and prosperity!
Com. A.Mayandi ,a nice officer and a gentleman who keeps a smile in his
face at times of difficulty! As AGM (A) he acted impartially and maintained
secrecy in administration to the maximum extent .
We wish him a happy and prosperous retired life!
It is once again (ap)proved beyond doubt that this officiating abolishment is
a BSNL vendatta against the promotee officers for which a reason is found
out. Don't they know this in the last 12 years! Promotion comes after a
period ranging from 12-18 years in engineering cadre and to avoid
stagnation and resentment non- functional promotions were given by way of
EPP. Even after getting the scale of E3 one JTO/JAO to become SDE/AO has
to work as JTO/ JAO till there becomes a vacancy and that too after DPC
Officiating is to fill up vacancies that requires smooth functioning of a system
without interruption.Is it that the management does not want smooth
functioning of a system in BSNL? Making so many
executives in BSNL as regular and not allowing them to officiate citing a
reason does not mean a healthy situation for BSNL.
Our management(?) does not follow its own rules in EPP which states that
"by moving on to the scale of next promotional post no Executive can have a
right to claim that they are to be allowed to occupy the promotional post if it
becomes really vacant".
Now what they are saying is vice versa.We the promotee
officers in BSNL are treated (ill-treated) less than that (in British Rule) by
our Administration.Our CHQ should discuss with our fellow comrades to stop
this kind of partisan attitude .
Hope our CHQ will do something effectively in a few days!
It is once again proved that ITS are ruling the BSNL and they can do
anything they want . We are only mute spectators to see this drama to be
enacted. From the year 2005 we started crying and vehemently opposed the
non-absorption of ITS and told in many meetings that ITS should be either in
or out and no more deputation. Even recently we staged Dharnas and other
measures but achieved nothing but Pay Cut for participation.
( But our cases which were in court but with verdict are lying in Corporate
office for no reasons and they take their own time! But for this repatriation
solution has been found out instantaneously ! Really this is to be
appreciated? Who said ITS are not doing things in time when it comes to
Had the result been positive we won't mind. But it is in contrary to what we
expected. when CAT ND says you have to go to "ITS- unabsorbed" and they
were preparing to carry their luggage to New Delhi -- a pleasant
surprise(?) has come in the form of Paper repatriation and Redeployment to
BSNL on Deemed Deputation. A very good act! a blow to the absorbed 3
Lakh employees of BSNL . What else can you expect from this small Chunk
who have no bindings.
It is always there whenever Judiciary corners bureaucrats
they find another way to counter the same. In BSNL GOD
FATHERS are there only for ITS and our efforts are to go in Vain ! What our
leaders are going to do for this is another big issue.
As rightly pointed out by New recruits (JTO CADRE) the problem cannot be
solved without choosing the option of TOTAL Strike till our Goal is achieved.
But our leaders are worried about how many will support this
wholeheartedly and participate in full strength (as most of the persons are in
the verge of retirementand are interested least about this issue ) and also
all associations are to be brought under one roof to fight for this goal
setting aside differences amongst us.
Otherwise it will be only a nightmare . Given the circumstances , we wish to
tell our leaders to take the legal way to see this is stopped and if it is not
possible we request to leave it to GOD as GOD alone can save BSNL in the
years to come with this deputationists as we think atleast " HE" will not be
Com. M .Selvaraj, CAO,West retired from service on 28-2-13. An
enthusistic and energetic comrade of AIBSNLEA and President of Our West
Branch.He was an inspiration to our comrades in all the struggle organised
by our association or under the banner of United forum .His speech will be
inspiring people belonging to various cadres. He is a person with a smile on
his face which can never be forgotten .
CS personally thank the comrade for his tremendous contribution he offered
to our association.
We wish him a happy , healthy and prosperous retired
Com. L.SUNDARARAMAN , DGM,EB, a veteran comrade of erstwhile JETA,
TESA,AIBSNLEA now in AIBSNLOA with his unblemished service of nearly 39
years has retired from service today. A very assertive and yet pleasing
personality.He never hesitated to put forth his views when he thinks it is
right , be it his friend or not. A good teacher and a man certain principles
which he never compromised at no place. A good social worker and an
admirer of Com.Basu. It is really a matter of pride to have worked with him.
CS feels proud to salute the comrade for his good work done to the
May GOD shower his blessings for a long healthy & prosperous life!
Com.R.Vaidyanathan,DE TXI, has also retired today. A well Known
personality in Chengalpattu SSA for his work and even after his transfer to
CHTD people of Chengalpattu SSA remembers him for his pleasing
personality and Smile he always keep in his face.A very good humanitarian
crossing the boundaries of Association platform.
We wish him a Long and healthy ,prosperous retired life!
DGM(A) wrote a letter to submit our suggestions on the following points for
which we have submitted our reply to CGM to-day.
point 1: Decentralization of postings and transfers of JTOs and SDEs.
Reply:Not acceptable by us.
Point 2:Postings of SDEs/DEs/DGMs to CPT SSA from Chennai and Vice
a. Tenure already exists for 2 years .
Reply:A combined letter is addressed duly signed by all
the Five secretaries of executives associations and given
to CGM to reduce the tenure by ONE YEAR during 2011for
which no reply is received from CGM.
b. Regular /Adhoc/Offg/LA arrangements for the officers in CPT tenure
station -officers will be considered only in CPT area till the completion of
Reply:To be discussed--Suggestion reserved.
c. Depending on the field requirements ,the CGM is empowered to
create additional posts on need basis.
Reply: To be discussed-- Suggestion reserved.
d.Officers posted to CPT area on transfer will be stationed only in CPT area.
Reply: To be discussed-- Suggestion reserved.
e. The residential service telephone of the officers under transfer will
also be shifted to CPT to the new residence.
Reply: Not acceptable.
Point 3:Norms for rotational transfer of executives.
Reply: corporate order holds good and should be uniform
Point 4:In case the officer is declining the officiating offer ,the officer is liable
for transfer to other places (after accepting the declination) by the
Administration on need basis.
Reply:Not acceptable--Because the reason for declination
should be taken for consideration.
Point 5:Any other suggestions.
Reply:Suggestions will be given provided they are likely
to be implemented impartially.
CS requests our comrades to send suggestions if any on the above
points to the e-mail id so that it can be taken up with CGM when
called for discussions.
7-2-13: Our CHQ president addressed a meeting organized at West Branch
on his way to attend the CEC of TN Circle at Cuddalore.
CEC members and branch members attended the meeting.
Com.Madhusudanan DGM (retd)and Com.Selvaraj CAO (West) who is due
for retirement this month were felicitated and com. G.vasudevan
(Ex Circle VP) and com.Rajendran (retd) were also present in the meeting.
Our CHQ president in his address replied to the queries raised by our JAOs
who are drawing less pay than their juniors and told it is already taken up at
CHQ level and further it will be pursued with Dir (Fin) .
He also told about VRS and DGM (Adhoc) for Telecom,promotion of SDEs to
DEs adhoc and ITS absorption issue also.
Vote of thanks was proposed by Com T.R.S.Sriram one of our ACSs.
As per CHQ directions Full day Dharna will be conducted at CGM office on
15-2-13 by United Forum .All comrades are requested to participate in the
Dharna without fail.
Courtesy: Com.Ravi Narayanan ACS, AIBSNLEA, CHTD
DE BSS KKN II is awarded first prize towards best performance of his BSS
division for achieving maximum revenue in III Quarter of 2012-13.
The certificate of performance was given by CGM BSNL CHTD in the Republic
Day function on 26/01/2013 in the office of CGM CHTD Chennai -10 in the
presence of Sr. GM (F).
DE BSS KKN II is vice president of AIBSNLEA CHTD .We congratulate the
team and its leader for their performance. Keep it up!
It is indeed nearly more than a month that DPC for RTTC/ DTTC SDEs
are completed and posting orders issued .We don't know who formulated an
idea to have one to one correspondence in this transfer of faculty postings?
Now everyone waits for the others to relieve first.What is the Administration
doing is a million dollar question? It seems that the Administration is of the
view that once orders are released its job is over? Is it not its duty that
faculty members are posted in time to training centres and relieved from
training centers as being done for others . Otherwise the training center
activities will go a low profile because of the infliction caused by these
posting orders. Already most faculty members are less loaded in training
centres and not having enough classes and feel that they are not properly
In DEs posting it has kept TWO DEs without faculty allowances for more
than TWO and half years and rejected their application as age barred but
keeping them in RTTC/DTTC . TWO DEs are looking on charge of which
one has completed tenure and waiting for relief and the other one is given
looking on until further orders which is again violation of rules as any looking
on should be for a specific period and one of the empaneled DEs is in
tenure post at CPT SSA whose application was rejected to apply for
We hope Administration will not spoil the decorum of training centre by
its inactiveness and by not utilizing the faculty in RTTC which was once
graded the best training centre in INDIA?
Will it do?
Though the counseling was delayed by about 5 months due to court
cases instigated by unwanted and the administration could only be a mute
spectator it finally happened to post DEs to CPT SSA. It was also told to
conduct counseling for the incumbents to CHTD showing all vacancies not
limiting only to those transferred out of CHTD.
We hope administration will at least do this exercise in a time
bound manner for other executives in the days to come.
We are constrained to note that Ad-hoc DEs were given less prioriy during
counseling and one SDE was given preference for officiating on seniority
basis. The administration is always doing wrong things and this time it is by
a different team. The said SDE should have been the chance last as DEs are
senior and the counseling is only for DEs and not for SDEs for officiating. A
wrong precedence is created ! We don't know where will it end?
GS along with other representatives of Joint Forum of BSNL & MTNL
Unions/Associations met Sh. Bhanwar Jitendra Singh, Hon'ble MOS for Youth
Affairs and Sports, Govt. of India, New Delhi and submitted memorandum
regarding Immediately end illegitimate deputation of non-optee ITS in
BSNL/MTNL to protect the viability of Government's prestigious and strategic
telecom companies, BSNL & MTNL, which are fast sinking. Take immediate
steps to end decade old exploitation and discrimination of absorbed /
recruited employees of BSNL & MTNL either by taking them back to DOT or
immediately repatriating unabsorbed ITS to DOT - End existing dangerous
duality. Shri Jitendra Singh assured to discuss the matter at the appropriate
GS & President, SNEA (I) met GM (SR/Trg.) on 21.01.2013 and discussed:
(a) Filling up of vacant DEs posts: We requested for filling up of vacant DEs
posts as per the provisions of BSNL MSRRs. GM (SR/Trg.) assured to discuss
the matter with Competent Authority.
(b) Review of Online Mandatory Training under EPP: We requested to review
Online Mandatory Training under EPP wherein the executives having more
than 55 years age are to be exempted from this training and the executives
who are not computer friendly may be sent to RTTCs for 2 weeks mandatory
training. GM (SR/Trg.) assured to look into the matter.
(c) Holding of CPSUs Cadre Hierarchy Committee Meeting: We expected our
serious concern against non-holding of CPSUs Cadre Hierarchy Committee
Meetings. GM (SR/Trg.) mentioned that committee is seized with the issue
but finding difficulty in accepting the proposal gives by Executive
GS, AGS (HQ) met Sr. GM (Pers) on 20.01.2013 and discussed:-
(a) CPC from DE to DGM: We requested to expedite CPC from DE to DGM.
Sr. GM (Pers.) mentioned that CPC from DE to DGM is in progress and
posting on promotion order will be issued shortly. It is understood that about
200 DGM posts may be filled-up with the eligible DEs.
(b) CPC from SDE(T) to DE: We requested to fill-up vacant DEs posts. Sr.
GM (Pers.) mentioned that CPC from SDE(T) to DE (Adhoc) has been
initiated to fill-up about 760 DEs posts. Efforts are being made to collect last
year (One Year) ACRs and VCRs of the eligible SDEs. He assured that as
soon as the ACRs/VCRs are received, CPC will be completed. It is
understood that in case, ACRs/VCRs are received immediately the
promotion order may be released in the month of Feb-2013 itself.
(c) CPC from JTO to SDE (T): We requested to expedite CPC from JTO to
SDE (T). Sr. GM (Pers.) mentioned that the clarification from DoT regarding
diverting of seniority-cum-fitness quota SDEs posts to LICE quota &
vice-versa has not been received. However, the efforts are being made to
collect the ACRs of the eligible JTOs for SDE promotion.
(d) CPC from SDE(TF) to AGM (TF): We requested to issue promotion
order from SDE (TF) to AGM (TF) since the CPC has been completed 10
months before for the want of clarification from DoT on SC/ST candidates
reservation on their own merit issue. Since, the clarification from DoT has
been received on 18/1/2013 on this issue, based on that promotion order
may be released. Sr. GM (Pers.) assured to look into the matter.
CS along with CWC member,Finance secy met GM(F) today and
discussed various points regarding diary for 2013 to executives ,officiating
/looking on to JAOs where there is only CAO and JAO and increase of imprest
from 1000 rupees to 2000 rupees to JAOs who are to lookafter the work of
AOs due to non-availability of AOs.The case of EPP to comrades in GR
complex and other places were discussed with CAO (Hqrs) and it was told
that the orders will be issued shortly for all eligible officers.The case of
P.Arumugam Sr.AO was takenup and it was told that the case was taken up
with DGM(F) GSM and settled. We thanked GM(F) and meeting lasted for 30
The meeting with present GM(Hr & A) could not take place because he had
left the office for West Zone.CGM was on leave to-day and hence he could
not also be met. The new DGM(A) who has assumed charge was met to
extend our greetings as a customary practice.
CS writes a letter to CGM pointing out the mistakes done by the then
DGM(A) and GM(Hr & A) on various counts.view letter<letter to CGM 17-1-13.doc>
It is barely six months after an ITS officer was posted to Administration and
HR post after a lapse of nearly three years and now we see that the officer is
posted to Training Center and a promotee officer is assigned that job.
Do the ITS (unabsorbed) accept their incapability to occupy the seat of
DGM (Hr & A) or do they think it is the Promotee officers who should take
all problematic posts and these officers should be in a place where there will
be less work.
They( ITS officers) were not able to do the counseling to CPT SSA and
made a mess of it by allowing persons to desert from counseling and giving
enough time to contest in court and now these persons are not capable of
getting the judgement copy through Legal Cell even though the case was
dismissed (as learnt from Administration) by CAT Chennai and this shows
that the Legal cell is not under the control of DGM (Hr & A) because even
after a period of 15 days they are yet to get the copy or advice from counsel
regarding the outcome of the case ?
We would like to ask Who is the black sheep behind this episode ? DO we
really need a DE legal when everything is done by AGM (Hr & A) ?
What for these people waiting when they can stop the counseling on the
oral information from their BSNL counsel during July 2012 for posting to CPT
Can't they do the same now? To save whom these people are waiting?
The whole of administration is spoiled by a few officers in Administration.
First of all CGM should see that these persons are transferred immediately
to avoid further deterioration in Administration Wing.
A good administration lies in executing things in an impartial way. But
these persons are biased in posting orders and transfer orders and it is a
highlight that they do not obey their own orders but preach others to comply
with the orders .
Will this scenario change in CHTD by itself ? or do they want it to be
changed by us ?
CS,CP with COB members met Dir (F) and presented a shawl to him.We also
gave a memorandum regarding reduction of pay to seniors than Juniors
because of 5 increments as they have already crossed the pay scale and
requested that this should be settled .Dir(F) asked us to represent the case
with a person at Corporate office who is having the same problem and it
was told that one executive is available in SEA section itself and DIR (F) told
that let him appraise of the case so that remedy can be sought of.
Regarding S.Kamaraj Jao he said that it is an individual case and said he will
personally see that and do justice.
We thanked him for his patient hearing and positive reply.
It is once again proved that due to the consistent efforts of our GS transfer
of DEs posted to various places on their promotion to their parent circle is
released.CS,CHTD sincerely thank GS for his persistent effort and we
request to get the other comrades in some more places are also return to
their parent circle.
CHQ news reads as follows:
"AIBSNLEA's consistent efforts yielded result in getting released Transfer and posting orders of 53 Executive's [AGM/DE] in the Telecom Operation Stream to their parent Circles i.e. TN, CHTD, KTK, UP(E) Circles from other Circles, who completed more than two years service up to Sept'2012. However, efforts will continue to get released the transfer orders of remaining DEs/AGMs in next few months"
Though it was the administration mistake not taking proper steps to see the
transfers are effected properly by following various norms at its convenience
the inducement of some of the DEs who wanted shelter in the name of court
case did not sustain a long time but failed miserably.
Atleast from now on wards let the administration do things periodically
without causing financial loss to those who obeyed the order and see that
those in tenure areas of CPT are back on the day they complete their stay
Our efforts in informing the Administration and follow up action against the
lethargic attitude of legal Cell paid dividend andthe case was settled
favorably and herein after there will be smooth function in this transfer is
what we hope!
We had asked CGM to effect the transfer latest by next week.He assured to
look into it and take all possible steps after discussing with GM(Hr & A).
May the new year that follows be the best you have ever had. Have a
blissful new year!
May the gift of love, happiness, peace, and warmth be yours as you make a
new start. Happy New Year!
May you celebrate and enjoy the simple pleasures of life in the coming
year. Happy New Year 2013!
Wishing you good health, happiness, and success in the coming year and
always. Happy New Year!
May you have new hopes, aspirations, and resolutions for the coming year.
Have a happy new year!
May joy, peace, and harmony be yours throughout the year ahead. Have a
blissful new year!
May this New Year be an adventurous journey for you to explore new
avenues and reach heights of success.
May the New Year be as special as you are to me.
May each day of the New Year be as vibrant and beautiful as you are so that
they touch your life as sweetly as you touch the hearts of those around you.
May each day of the New Year be full of fun, merriment, festivity, and
happiness. Let no dark cloud mar your happy spirit.
This New Year, may you be blessed with hope for better tomorrow, love to
fill up your heart, warmth in your hearth, and happy smiles of your family.
This New Year may all your troubles vanish like magic. May you reach out to
great glories and achieve all that you desire.
Let the New Year bring you welcoming embraces, pretty presents, and
WISH YOU ALL A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013!
CS met CGM with COB members and discussed the following:
1.Only DGM CPT Area officers are being punished for the contractor bills as if
no where the mistake is done. Court case and directions are to be taken up
by legal cell seriously as legal cell is taking things very casually and not
paying attention to many cases by not representing them properly.
2.GM (HR & A) office itself is not implementing the transfer order which it
has put 45 days before and how it can ask other GM offices for
implementation? The gross indiscipline in GM (Hr & A) office is to be set right
3.No officer who has been posted to CPT area on tenure post for 2 years
should be brought back to CHTD on any grounds before completion of
4.Security to exchanges are at stake in most of the areas in CHTD which
should be given proper importance.
5.The field units are overloaded with all works and not able to concentrate
on Faults and Development works in CFA.
6.No coverage in GSM network in most of the palces in CHTD which should
be seriously attended to.
7.WI-Max problems are not addressed properly by the Wi-Max Planning
The meeting lasted for 2 hours and CS expressed that on some other day
the remaining problems can be
discussed and thanked CGM and GM(Hr & A).
The season comes but once a year
A gift of precious wonder
For all who hold it dear
But past the sights
And colored lights
Lord, far beyond December
I will remember After the carols fade away
After the Yule fire dies down
When there are no longer dreams to open and see
Because You are hope and joy and peace
Because You're the only gift I need
In my heart the season will remain
After December Slips Away
Years ago beneath a tree
Fell the drops of crimson
That set the faithful free
The gift was life sent in love
Lord, far beyond December
I will remember After the carols fade away
After the Yule fire dies down
When there are no longer dreams to open and see
Because You are hope and joy and peace
Because You're the only gift I need
In my heart the season will remain
After December Slips Away
No matter how bright the glitter shines
No matter how many hopes come true
I know that all I have
Begins and ends with You
After the carols fade away
After the Yule fire dies down
When there are no longer dreams to open and see
Because You are hope and joy and peace
Because You're the only gift I need
In my heart the season will remain
After December Slips Away
In my heart the season will remain
After December Slips Away
Wish you all a Happy X'MAS
CS has written a letter to GS Com.Prahlad Rai as per the request of our
comrade S.Kamaraj, JAO explaining the justification why option should be
given with reference to his case. We hope GS will represent the case to
GM(Estt) for further action.
GS met GM(Estt.) BSNL Corporate Office and discussed:
(a) Allowing option to Deptt. JAOs joined after NEPP implementation:
We extended thanks for giving 5- Advance increments to Deptt. JAOs joined after NEPP implementation to provide parity with DR JTOs/JAOs. Also requested to consider for allowing option to exercise to Deptt. JAOs. GM(Estt.) mentioned that Committee has examined the case for allowing option but did not found justified. However, some more feedback may be provided, if any, to further examine.
Regarding the above CS would like to convene a meeting to further enlighten and to project the valid points as requested by GS so that the same may be discussed with GM(Estt) by our GS. Com S.Kamaraj JAOour CEc member is requested to arrange a meeting on 26-12-12 afternoon ( lunch hour) at Flower Bazaar Campus for the same.
Even after serving on deputation for 12 years ruining a department and no
place to go the ITS UNABSORBED ARE PLAYING cards with the help of their
counterparts to be on deputation for another TEN years of service that too to
repatriate in phases during this time so that the total system will collapse at
the end and BSNL will be non-existence. But we are depending on these UN
absorbed ITS totally and they are saying austerity measures to the
executives by denying fringe benefits like Diary.It is to be understood that
the satisfaction of internal Customers is a must to run an organization
effectively.The external customers can choose their operators by choice but
internal customers are responsible for keeping them in fold.If the internal
customers are dissatisfied with their employer then any amount of policy
,letters, directions,effort will never yield a fruitful result. For this the people
who are outside should either be here or be out .Those ITS who have
capability go to other posts and shine and those who can't ,stay here and
However they have GOD fathers to save them and to argue for them!
Do we have any !
we fight on streets and get our pay cut even for genuine demands!
what a pity!
SDE to DE(Adhoc) Promotion (1966 Seniority Case at Jabalpur): Court Case
no. OA-1164/11 G.P. Patel and others V/s UOI & BSNL is dismissed today by
Hon'ble CAT Jabalpur. It will pave the way to expedite DPC from SDE(T) to
Dear Com. Rai,
I am to publish the extract of letter from one of our
comrades(S.KAMARAJ, JAO) who has put in 25 years of service in our Dept
and feels that option to be given to exercise so as not to be the loser in this
The letter is addressed to CHQ and sent via e-mail on Sept 2012and was
also discussed in our Circle Conference from which the important point is
reproduced for your information please.
" Our demand is "option" to be exercised on the date of
promotion which is eligible and allowed under FR provision for any
dept.promotions or 5 increment to be addes to the pay drawing on the
date of promotion in the non-execuitive post".
The "minimum" scale of revised pay prescribed in the
IInd PRC Rs.16400/- is equal to pre revised pay of Rs.6900/-
as pre revised JAO scale of pay is 9850-250-14600 and not to be
mingled or merged with lower scale of pay Rs.6900/- which would be
against FR provision aplicable to employees who were in service as on
01-01-2007 and got pay revision once in10 years of service, "pay
revision benefit in the minimum of pre-revised scale to be allowed for
them, then only the promotion would be a real promotion other wise it
would be a punishment for passing JAO examination. It is real in my
case as my Junior(5years) in the "clerical cadre" getting more pay
than my present JAO pay in the "executive cadre". Is it promotion?
Sir, they have to be fixed in accordance with FR
provision and their "past service to be honored". As such our demand
is for pre-revised JAO scale 9850-250-14600 and "exercising of option"
on the date JAO promotion only.
As such it is requested to Oppose the committee's report
simply recommending 5 increments with Rs.16400/- and to be demanded
to pursue our case in accordance with the aibsnlea's letter dated.
Pl do discuss this point once again and do the needful and save the
interest of our members.
"" GS met DIR (HR) and discussed the following :
Consideration of transfer orders of DEs from AP, KT, MH, GUJ and JKD
Circles to KTD TN CHTD STR AND STP Circles: We requested that about 100
DEs on promotion in june- july 2010 were posted from KTD TN CHTD STR
AND STP circles to AP MH KT GUJ AND JKD circles due to non availability of
DEs Post and now they have completed more than 2-1/2 years service and
have requested for transfer to their Parent Circles. Director (HR) assured to
look into the matter.""
Thank you very much for taking up the case of DEs(refer our request on
5-12-12) who have been waiting to come back to CHTD after a period of
TWO years .I hope you will pursue the case and get it resolved at the
It is reliably learnt that the case of posting DE to CPT SSA was heard
today and one of the judges asked why the transfer cannot be effected by
March .The Administration replied saying that there are Female members
who have already gone on transfer waiting to be posted back to CHTD after
completion of tenure of TWO years and waiting .The judgement was
We hope that the judgement may be delivered by next week.Though we
are not particular of the outcome of the judgement we will stress the
administration to see that all the executives comeback to CHTD irrespective
of who is to go to CPT SSA.
We would stress our point that without posting the existing DEs who have
completed tenure back to CHTD no other additional load will be taken by
DEs in CPT SSA.
CS has sent a mail to GS regarding the correction to be made in the letter
asddressed to Sr.GM(Pers) with respect to Com.D.Sridharan DE and Com.
Venugopal DE as the present circle and request seems to be interchanged
conveying a wrong meaning.
It is our association and You are the person writing to Sr.GM(Pers) for the
transfer of all executive cadres either on completion of tenure or at own
cost as per the request of Circle Secretaries.
There are DEs who have been promoted to STS during JULY 2010 and
posted to adjacent circles and tenure circles and have given request for
transfer to their parent circles at their own cost . It is high time that these
STS officers are brought back to their parent circle on completion of tenure
as there are enough number of vacancies now which did not exist at the
time of their promotion .All the cases have been sent to corporate office with
due recommendation from the respective heads of circles.
Hence it is our request to get these officers posted back to their parent
circle so that justice will be done for assuming charge as DEs leaving their
family behind and serving in an unknown location.
Hope you will do it at the earliest.
CS writes a letter to CGM on various issues relating to CPT contractor court
case,BB Modems, infrastructure maintenance contract,etc., view letter
CS wishes Com.R.Ramanathan AGM TXP who has served the Department
with unblemished service and helped one and all whenever they approach
him in official need with a smile.He has always been true to the association
to which he belonged. We wish him a happy ,peaceful and long retired life!
CS writes to CGM the manner in which Administration conducted the
interview for faculty of DTTC/RTTC in DEs cadre and delay in CPT posting
and also the action to be dropped against the DE/SDE/JTO who has worked
with no intention other than to improve services.<letter to CGM 25-11-12.doc>
CS thanks all comrades.well wishers,friends , CSs from
other circles for sending their wishes through SMS on the
auspicious day of Deepavali.
Please treat this message as a personal reply to all .
Once again thanks .
Com. S.Ramanathan,DGM(NC) and Com.G.Vasudevan DGM(F) WEST ZONE
retired from service on superannuation on 31-10-12:
Com G.Vasudevan was our Vice President and guided us on
many occasions and participated actively in all events of AIBSNLEA and All
India meetings of our association and was an inspiration to all of us . Though
he retired, he has been requested to guide us in times of need. We wish our
veteran leader a happy and peaceful retired life.
Com. S.Ramanathan was our member and did not shift camp at
times of crisis and always shown interest in our association activities.
He was a silent leader supporting us in our endeavor and always with a
pleasing smile !
We wish our comrade a happy and peaceful retired life!
The case which came up for hearing is combined with the similar case to be
heard on 9-11-12.
While we are thankful for the regular list of STS we would like to bring to
your kind notice that the left out executives to be promoted to STS (list
released during 2010) who are not covered by the court case are to be given
relief by convening DPC .We also wrote about this in our previous letter in
this website for which you also have written to CMD and we are thankful to
The judgement is getting delayed and seniors will be retiring from service
without the benefit .So we would like to stress upon the need for releasing
the previous list of DEs who have not joined the places of posting owing to
their family circumstances during 2010 and impress upon CMD to release the
list (KTK.CHTD,TN) and help the executives in large and our members who
are affected by this also.
We hope you will be able to get a positive reply from CMD and will push
through this also.
Congratulations! The regular STS order was released on 29-10-12 and in
CHTD and 27 STS posts are regularised. The effort of CHQ is well
appreciated.Click here for letter<STS-02_29.10.2012.pdf>
It is indeed a communication gap when web site is not updated daily.
But it is due to the line down due to rain on these days! We have to literally
bring persons to set the faults right and it was made alright on 25-10-12
afternoon. Hope our members will understand the plight of us and our
We all know that CPT counseling could not happen due to various reasons.
GM(HR & A) has been told not to allow the DE (Legal) instead AGM(Estt) to
sign the affidavits in CPT issue related cases (transfer ) as she is a party to it
and we cannot get justice in that and we told the integrity is in question as
the name was deleted deliberately during the long stay list published
subsequently during AUGUST 2012 which was pointed out to CGM by our
letter to CGM and thereafter the name was included.
We would like to ask one question:
It was reliably learnt that the transfers should not be made in the middle of
the academic year .(by one association)
Are these persons who are transferred ( to retire in another 4-5 years)
have school going children at this time to exempt them from not being
disturbed during academic year .
It is nothing but a delay tactics .
The relay hunger strike against the delay in ITS absorption issue is
scheduled from 29-10-12 and it is requested that all our members to
participate in batches to our register our protest and resentment.
BSNL Corporate Office issued letter regarding Replacement of
Annexure-1 to letter dated 09.10.2012 w.r.t. the discrepancies in seniority
of TES- Group-'B' officer equivalent to SDEs(T) in regard to (a) Competitive
quota officers of year 2000-01 vacancy year in Seniority list -7
As expected the counseling for DEs to be posted to CPT has taken a U-
turn by persons going to court out of which one working in GSM Wimax plg
belong to our own association(who got DE posting to CHTD because of our
association) who reiterated that she will choose Kancheepuram even though
she will be on leave from 1-10-12 to 12-10-12 .But it seems she fell an easy
prey to the words of the executive available at Addl GM(HR & A) office who
wanted to postpone this and tried to gather support.We got information
from our comrade that this person approached him to give a letter to GM(Hr
&A) stating that they should not be disturbed in the middle of the year when
he came for counseling on 8-10-12 but it was turned down by
the comrade.The lone comrade who attended the counseling to-day again
chosen MM nagar. We appreciate the comrade for his act.
Of course,We would like to ask one thing that when SDEs counseling was
done on 8-10-12 (MIDDLE OF THE YEAR) itself and posting was given as per
option on the next day.
Why this DE counseling for CPT was deferred? Better it needs
explanation from the association that wanted DEs counseling alone to be
All these things happened because the CGM trusted the one Association's
words that enough time is not given.It is clear that it wanted some time not
to do the counseling but to buy time to move to court.
It has stabbed at the back of their own comrades of their
association(four of them) by this deed and may be feeling happy about it.
Now atleast CGM should understood the credibility of them by this
deed.We see persons going to court for promotion and we make a hue and
cry.But in CHTD only persons are not even ready to work in nearby area and
this situation is pathetic.The Administration is a mute spectator and unable
to maintain discipline at the executives level.
We are fighting with ITS unabsorbed to go but these persons are fighting
against their own comrades in local transfer !
Where will it end?
Restructuring Cell, BSNL CO issued letter for Committee Meeting on
17.10.2012 regarding introduction of CPSU Cadre hierarchy vis-a-vis present
setup in BSNL <CPSU_17102012.pdf>
As expected the CPT counseling was done to-day with two persons out of
which one has left with out informing the Admn and one DE
Com.J.Ramamurthy has chosen MM Nagar and two DEs Viz., Com
.Rajyasree Natarajan is on leave from 1-10-12 and Smt.Uma De legal has
applied leave from 8-10-12. Therefore the counseling became mockery and
virtually one person com. J.ramamurthy has chosen MM Nagar.
Now Administration has succumbed to external pressure from one
Association to do Re counseling on 11-10-12.
CS asked DGM (HR & A) what is the thing he is going to achieve by
postponing the same and conducting on 11-10-12 as the two DEs are not
going to attend and one DE has already changed his option and another one
has absconded from the counseling arena.
It was told by CS that it reflects badly on the Head of office Viz., CGM and a
futile exercise is tried out and discipline is thrown to winds after the
retirement of A.Subramanian,the then CGM.
However DGM(HR & A ) requested us to allow to do the counseling. After all
we cannot act hastily as responsible association and let us wait and watch
what the Administration does on 11-10-12?
An open letter to GS Com.Prahlad Rai
It is only AIBSNLEA under your leadership that strive hard to get posting
to parent circle or nearby circle to those who got promotion to STS during
2010,June/July for whom the vacancies did not exist.We Know that in CHTD
you got more than the sanctioned strength and the executives were
accommodated on future vacancies (12 persons) till December 2010 and the
CHTD administration has told corporate office to stop posting to CHTD.
This was the case in TN Circle, CHTD , KTK circle where short fall of
vacancies were felt.
In all other circles the SDEs were accommodated in their circles without
Now two years and 4 months passed on ,still the next DPC is to yet
release the list of another set of Eligible Officers to STS which is held up
because of Court case.
Our wish from CHTD is that this case pertains not to those who got
promotion during 2010 and declined but after that .Such being the case I
earnestly request our CHQ should take up with DIR (HRD) to release the
STS promotion and posting order for these people who have declined their
promotion because of various reasons.There are persons at the verge of
their retirement for whom we should do justice by at least getting this
Ad-hoc DE promotion which will make them happy.
This I am writing because i hope if the DPC is not convened by this month
end then fresh CRs are to be called for which it will take another year .
We have faith in you comrade that you will take up this matter without
prejudice and earnestly pursue with Administration to get posting to those
who have declined earlier in 2010.Every one will definitely thank you and
especially those retiring during October 2012, Nov2012will be retiring with
smiling face as DEs though not as GMs which is our aim to see once the ITS
officers( non-op tees) are out of BSNL.
Long live AIBSNLEA! Executives Unity Zindabad!
CS,ACS Com.Sriram,with FS Com. Chandrasekar and
Com.Ravikumar,DS,FBZ met CGM and extended our warm welcome after
he assumed charge of CGM of CHTD.
We told him that we will extend co-operation in matters that does not
affect us. We also told him to expedite the cases at CPT contractor case that
misunderstanding arose out of TWO persons at higher level which led to a
CBI case but fortunately could arrive that it is only procedural lapse and
handed it over to CHTD and said that it should be dealt by Admn locally.
Even after this the contractors ,we see many are quoting low and
demanding more by way of adjustments for which the higher officers are
pressurizing the lower level which is being opposed .If we succumb to this
we will be landing in problem once again which no man with sixth sense will
We told CGM we will meet him leisurely on someother day to high light the
problems like non-conduction of DPC for more than 2 years for DTTC/RTTC
and looking on charge at the level of DEs is going on for more than one and
half year and there is no interest from all quarters of training centre because
of this which should be put to an end.
The meeting lasted for 15 minutes.
United forum of executives staged protest before CGM office at lunch hour
on 5-10-12 and there was much response from our comrades but not to our
expectations.It is felt that members are not serious about the ongoing
agitation and taking this as somebody's problem. The fact is that we are on
warpath either to absorb them or to revert us back to govt enmasse if there
is a problem.Let us also enjoy the benefit of being in Govt department.
Two Lakh employees are fooled by 1000 intellects and if we don't wake up
now then when?
Think over and act.Better late than never.
CS,CP,FS met GM(Hr & A) and expressed concern on the inordinate
delay in bringing back the DE level executives from CPT SSA though GM(HR
& A) assured to complete by 30-9-12. GM(HR&A) told that all efforts will be
taken to bring back all the DEs from CPT SSA by this weekend.
As per the directions of CHQ United forum staged lunch hour demonstration
at CGM office to-day to honour court judgement and to repatriate all the ITS
non-absorbed officers and to avoid any sinister move by the ITS officers and
It is 12 years since the inception of BSNL as a PSU and still we have
deputationists who are making the vital decisions in policy matters which are
not binding on them.They told that they will join as soon as their demands
are met.But it is not so. Their wants are more and any amount of
pacifications could not satisfy them .It is to like IPL cricket team where there
is no ownership except getting money for what they play.They want to be
players without any nationality branded on them.Simply to say They want
to have the cake and eat it.they want to enjoy Government facilities and
also enjoy BSNL facilities at the cost of BSNL. Should it be allowed? we are
fighting for the past 7 years from 2005 but no fruitful result was yielded .
Probably they may want to see the last man in ITS retire from DOT after
working in BSNL getting all benefits as deputationist. But by the
time those who are now crying for justice to get these people absorbed
would have retired and there will be no warriors to fight against these
Every one should wake up and understand that it is not for individuals but it
is for the community to which we belong namely BSNL.If not now then it will
not be for ever! we go to court for getting redressal for our promotion
Why we are not fighting for common cause and that too to eliminate a
wrong policy of Government even after Court has given dead line !
It is the duty of every one to participate whole heartedly so that only we
can save BSNL!
It is like oxen fighting the lion when united! Keep out the differences if
any.Come forward to fulfill the one point programme to see the ITS
unabsorbed are out ? Will it happen ? Yes, it must happen.If not now then
Let us show our strength during the lunch hour
demonstration by participating in large numbers on
5-10-12 at CGM office !
CS, ACS,CWC,Auditor with members of our Association met CGM and
presented a shawl, bouquet to honour his services in DOT/BSNL. Though he
had his own reasons for not joining BSNL , he has treated everyone at par
whether ITS/ Promotee officer and followed Corporate office orders in true
spirit during transfers and tried his level best to maintain discipline in CHTD.
He expressed his thanks and said he would like to mention and bring in
books that OUR ASSOCIATION is the one which has not given trouble to him
but gave suggestions in improvement of BSNL and wanted us to continue
this in future also.
We asked him to expedite CPT posting and also the cases that has arisen
and punishment to be effected because of the untoward happenings in CPT
which has left most executives in mental stress for having carried out the
work in the interest of service.
He said that he has apprised the situation to the incumbent and proper
solution will be found out.
We wished him a happy and prosperous retired life.
CS spoke to GM(HR & A) and enquired about the DE posting and GM
(HR & A) told that CGM has been appraised of the plan and those available
(other than those persons who have gone to court) will be again asked
whether they want any change of option in their place by way of counseling
and will be posted .He also assured that he will instruct Addl.GM(HR & A) to
call for the same on 26-9-12 and finish it off.
We hope for positive results from Administration.
Though efforts were made to release the transfer orders to CHTD from
CPT SSA for DE s the same could not succeed on the pretext of one or the
other .When every person has got a right to contend in the court of law for
justice that does not mean administartion should take refuge under this
because those who have gone to CPT SSA has lost nearly 2 lac in their pay
and allowance which they cannot further lose for the fault of administration.
So , CS met GM(HR & A) to-day and informed him the way to release all
the executives at DE level back to CHTD irrespective of Association platform.
GM(HR & A) assured to do it by getting approval from CGM.
As per CHQ directions , the Lunch hour Demonstration organized by
Forum of BSNL Unions / Association on 18-09-2012 at CGM,Chennai
Telephones, Purasaiwalkkam on ITS repatriation issue is to be made a
success. Circle office bearers / CEC Members/ Branch Secreataries are
requested to organize for the LH demonstration.
Our comrade S.Madhusudanan , DGM(EB) retired on 31-8-12 on
superannuation. He was our philosopher and guide and he never hesitated
to shoulder responsibilities in our association.He had accompanied us in our
meetings with Administration and gave valuable suggestions and was always
an inspiration .He had discharged his duties without any problem and
achieved his target whatever be set .He had an unblemished record of his
career in this 39 years of service.
Our association will always take his advice on crucial matters and will always
place him in high regards for the services rendered to DOT/BSNL and
particularly to AIBSNLEA.
We wish him a happy and peaceful retired life .
CS met GM(HR & A) and expressed resentment over the delay tactics of
administration and informed that the DEs available in CPT SSA are to
be brought back to CHTD at any cost without further delay.
GM(Hr & A) assured to take necessary steps and solve the issue.
CS SNEA also accompanied and also insisted the same.
We hope to get a solution in this regard at the earliest.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THOSE COMRADES WHO GOT
THEIR CAO PROMOTION!
We thank our GS for his persistent efforts in getting the CAO promotion
orders released and getting most of our comrades to be posted to CHTD
according to available vacancy and accommodating many of our comrades in
TN circle and getting posting to the places who asked for in the nearby
Our Circle continuously pursued with our GS in getting our comrades in the
adjacent circles as far as possible and our sincere thanks are due to our CHQ
We also insisted certain points in Ahmadabad CWC held during the last week
of AUG 2012 which are given below :
1. Chennai TD has unanimously decided to oppose LDCE from JAO to AO
in the GB held on 13-08-12.
2. Pay anomaly of dept. Promoted JAOs/JTOs to be settled immediately.
3. Confirmation of Postal JAOs and financial up gradation to them to be
4. CPC for all cadres to be convened every year according to the
vacancies available. It Should not be accumulated for years together.
5. Regularization of all officers who were promoted on Ad-hoc basis
6. Decision to settle “All court cases”.
While we thank our GS for his sincere efforts we would also request him to
takeup the issues mentioned below:
1.Those SDEs who got promotion as DEs two years before but could not
assume charge and for these SDEs the court case has no bindings and hence
list for these DEs may be released by taking up with the management as
many will be retiring if not done in time.
2.The departmental promoted JTO/JAO pay to be protected and should not
be put to loss as already mentioned by Com.Kamaraj JAO,CHTD in his letter
addressed to GS and often explained in every meeting.
The list of AOs promoted is put here.<CAO1_promotion1.xls>
It has been proposed to hold our Associations General Body Meeting at Canteen Hall, Anna Road Telephone Exchange,
Dams Road, Chennai on 13-08-2012 at 1745 hrs. Members are requested to bring the issues to be taken at CWC meeting, Ahmedabad
Fast track promotion in Accounts cadre:
It is very evident from the fact that the LDCE examination in SDE cadre itself is a failure on the count that it resulted in many court cases and also made the seniors feel bad on the promotion and seniority list prepared based on the year of vacancy during which time the officer would not have been born or in the elementary school.
Instead of searching for talent it created an enemity among the executives who passed LDCE and on who were promoted on Seniority cum fitness.
However ,our comrades are requested to give their opinion to CS,CHTD at the G-Mail ID meenvai @ gmail.com so that the same can be forwarded to our GS before the due date. view letter from SEA section<Amend_AORR_070812.pdf>
1. It is reliably learnt that BSNL Management Committee in its meeting held on 01.08.2012 has approved the proposal of 78.2% IDA fitment benefit to BSNL employees. Now the MC approved proposal will be sent to next BSNL Board Meeting, which is expected to be held in the last week of Aug'2012.
2. (a.) GS, FS met GM(FP) and requested to issue request transfers in the cadre of DGM(F). GM(FP) mentioned that some cases have been considered & the same have been sent for approval to the competent authority. He assured an early order.
(b) DPC from AO/Sr.AO to CAO(Adhoc): We requested to expedite DPC from AO to CAO. GM(FP) mentioned that DPC is being conducted in the next week.
GM (HR &A) called for a meeting with AIBSNLEA.SNEA,AIBSNLOA to discuss
the counseling to post DEs to CPT SSA .Our office bearers attended the
meeting and discussed with GM(HR &A) for one hour and GM(HR &A)
assured to finish the process and bring back all the DEs posted to CPT SSA
back to chennai before 31-8-12.
CS spoke to GM (HR &A) to know the developments in posting of DEs to CPT SSA.
GM (HR &A) said if we have any objection in taking the cut off date as 31-3-2013. we told him categorically that we wanted to bring it to the notice of all executives that often the rule is changed according to somebody's convenience and this should be brought to the limelight of the members so that something fishy is happening at the behest of some vested interested persons while transfer is effected so that they escape without being disturbed.We also told the three points:
1.Replacement should be done at the earliest as the same is already delayed.
2.Seniors are working in these places where as juniors are enjoying at Chennai .
3.We can not be mute spectators to see the inordinate delay by the administration.
GM (HR & A ) assured that he will take it up on Monday the 30-7-12 and decide and start the counselling.
BSNL has launched access to your account from mobile
phone to your SBI account from prepaid and post paid connections.view
details<BSNL launches SBI.doc>
After a lapse of 15 days ,publishing a list for correction, the issue of
posting of DEs to CPT SSA is to take a start and is going on snails
pace.Concerned about this, CS wrote a letter to CGM to expedite the matter
View letter to CGM. <cgm lr 190712.doc>
CS will be out of country from 17-7-12 to 30-8-12 and will be on tour to
USA.During his absence the official functions of CS will be looked after by
ACS Com.T.R.S.Sriram and assisted by the other ACSs.
GS halted at Chennai on 13-7-12 on his way back to Delhi after attending
the Circle conference of AP Telecom Circle and left for Delhi on 14-7-12. He
was received by Com.President ,Com.finance Secretary along with
members and was seen off later in the early morning of 14-7-12.
Cs met CGM with new office bearers today.CS presented a bouquet to CGM
and introduced the new office bearers to him.He wished all the best and
discussed with us on various points and the meeting lasted for forty-five
Some suggestions during the meeting were as follows:
1.The services of Retired BSNL employees may be utilized for collecting the
dues from the subscribers of their area and incentive may be paid to them
for rendering their services on percentage basis. CGM told that he will
discuss with GM(F) regarding the same.
2.The Diploma Apprentice Trainees may be selected and posted to CPT area
(all SDCAs) to provide Wi-Max services and for Broad band faults as there is
shortage in these places.CGM readily agreed to this proposal and said he will
look into it.
The newly elected office bearers then met GM(Hr & A) and discussed
regarding the posting of DEs to CPT SSA and told to expedite the matter
taking into account those who have served outside Chennai and release the
list with in this week as those who have to come back were relieved on
6-8-10 from HR package and time left out is less than a month.GM(Hr & A)
assured to expedite the matter.
As GM(F) was in KK Nagar Circle Office bearers could not meet him. But he
conveyed his wishes to CS.
A leader and a very good officer Com.V.Sundar has gone on VRS due to
personal reasons is indeed a loss not only to BSNL ,CHTD but also to
Executives' association and particularly to SNEA (I) to which he belongs.
An officer who never hesitate to tell his views openly and bluntly face to face
be it his colleague or his superiors irrespective of ranks and never has hero
worship to any certain leader.
He likes Com. Basu for his presentation, Com.Bagchi for his
boldness,Com.Prahladrai for his perseverance and Com.Jogi for his
He will not hesitate to express his views to other association leaders what he
thinks right and never enter into quarrels if not accepted.
An officer and a gentleman has left the department!
We wish him a happy retired life!
A list of DEs to beposted to CPT SSA is published in CHTD local website which is entirely different from the one that was given during 2012 February. Instead of adding the names in the operated list during april 2012 , Admin has deleted names safely to safeguard the interests of some .CS has written a letter to CGM regarding that. However CS spoke to GM(Hr & A) and he said he will look into that. <letter to cgm 020712 97-2003.doc>
List of Circle Office bearers and CEC members unanimously elected on the eve of 4 th Circle conference:
President : C.Sathyamurthy CAO(TR)West
Vice President : 1. Chandrasekaran, DE GSM
2. S.V.Raju, DGM(F&A) TR HQ
Circle Secretary : K.Vaithyanathan, DE CPT
Asst.C.S. 1. Ravikumar, JTO West
2. Ravi Narayanan, PA to DGM KK Nagar
3. T.R.Sriram, Sr.AO TR HQ
Finance Secretary : V.Chandrasekaran, Sr.AO TR HQ
AFS : P.K.Sethuraman, AO TR Central
CWC Member: A. Thomas CAO IFA NW
Organising Secretaries: North : J.Ramamurthy, DE Ambattur
South: Ravi, JAO Central
West: Baskar, JAO West
GSM: Raj Narayanan, JAO GSM
E.C.Members: 1. P.Sangili, CAO NE 2. R.Lalitha, DE KCM
3. Kalaivani, Sr.AO LD 4. R.Srinivasan, Sr.AO TR SE
5. G.Muthukumaraswamy, Sr.AO CA
6. Elavarasan, Sr.AO TR SW
7. Kamaraj, JAO TR NE 8. Benita, JAO BO
9.Suresh JAO TR West 10. Narasimhaamurthy, SDE GSM
Auditor: P.Mathuramani Sr.AO TR NW
On the eve of Circle conference Com .K.Vaithyanathan,
Com.C.Sathyamurthy and Com.V.Chandrasekaran as Circle Secretary,
Circle president and Finance Secretary respectively are elected
unanimously on 22-6-12.
The other Circle office bearers list will be published to-morrow with
Telephone numbers .
The 4 th circle conference of CHTD was conducted in a befitting manner in
which nearly 200 members attended the "OPEN Session".
OUR beloved GS Com. Prahlad rai ,All India president Com.P.Venugopal
,CHQ advisor Com.V.K.Paramasivam addressed the gathering.
The Guests of honour invitees Sri.A.SUBRAMANIAN,CGM,CHTD , Sri.K.K.VEL
Sr.GM (F),Sri.V.Prabhakar,GM(HR & A) also gave their valuable information
to the members.GM(West) Sri.G.Mani also attended the open session as a
Our TN Circle Counterpart Com.N.Veerapandian, cCS,Com.Sivakumar,CP
and other TN comrades also attended the Open session and
Com.N.Veerapandian gave valuable informations to our members.
Our SNEA (I) Circle secreatry of CHTD com. A.Shanmuga
Sundararajan,Circle Vice President Com. Srinivasan also attended the Open
Session and CS,SNEA (I) delivered address on this occasion.
Veteran Com. N.Sugumaran, Also addressed the gathering.
The Circle Secretary gave the key note address on the occasion
"Thanks is a little word but has a lot of meaning in
it"--Thank you comrades!
Glpmpses of the conference
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Though every care is taken to issue the invitation in person to our members
it is likely some members would have been left out inadvertantly.
Cs requests to take this as personal invitation to all our comrades and attend
the conference and open session without fail .
The news from CHQ is as follows:
19.06.2012: GS, President, AGS(HQ) met GM(Estt.) and discussed:
(a) Status of 78.2% IDA Pay Fitment Case: GM(Estt.) mentioned that MC
Note on this issue has been prepared and send to EF Cell, BSNL Corporate
Office for concurrence and thereafter with the approval of Competent
Authority it will be sent to BSNL MC for approval and then to BSNL Board.
We requested that the agreement signed between PGM(SR) and
Unions/Associations representatives took place after the approval of MC
Members only, hence, the note on this issue shall be sent to BSNL Board for
approval to avoid delay.
(b) Superannuation benefits to BSNL Recruited employees:
GM(Estt.) informed that the proposal in this regard has been sent to the
Committee,examining the case.
(c) Antedating of DNI:
GM(Estt.) informed that this issue has already been discussed once in the
Committee Meeting headed by Sr. GM(Pers.) and shortly the Committee will
submit its report.
(d) Pay Fixation case of deptt. JTOs/JAOs:
GM(Estt.) informed that the case has been discussed in the Committee and
shortly its report will be sent to the Competent Authority for approval.
The list of hospitals for which MOU has been extended is available in the list
for CHTD.<Extension of MOU for hospitals.pdf>
CS along with CP distributed invitations for the ensuing IV circle conference
to maximum comrades in person as it was felt a personal touch will make
every member is important to this association and will gain confidence in
our association. It is planned to visit Haddows road and Anna Road Branch
members on Monday to extend invitation for the conference. We request
our members whom we could not meet in person to take this as personal
invitation for the conference and attend the open session without fail.
A calculation sheet is published by our comrade S.Ganesan A.O. VDR ,TN
circle is published in our site.It was sent by Com .SWAMINATHAN TJ MKTG
SDE .Pl go through it and if any modification required may be intimated to
the CS for correction.<Pay_under_78.2.xls>
The joint call given by forum of BSNL Unions And Associations have proved
that strength of unity! We shall fight unitedly on common causes to save our
interests in future also! We thank all comrades and all other sister
associations and BSNL unions for this and our CHQ in this historic
breakthrough! see letter of agreement<agreement_120612.pdf>
The strike call given by forum of BSNL Unions/Associations is inevitable.See
the CHQ website for detailed news! Participate in full strength on 13-6-12
and make it a grand success!
As decided and notified the 4th CIRCLE CONFERENCE OF OUR CHENNAI
CIRCLE will be conducted on 22-6-12 and the "OPEN SESSION" of our
conference will be at 17-30 hrs .The invitation and letter to our comrades is
put up here. However we feel thatit is our duty to invite all our comrades in
person as far as possible and CSwith CP will be visiting the branches and
As per our CHQ directions dharna was conducted at CGM's office under the
banner of Forum of BSNL Unions and Associations.There was a large
gathering of members from all unions.
CS wishes to thank all who attended the Dharna programme thereby
making the agitation a grand success .
CS conveys his sincere thanks to CGM and Sr.GM for keeping the order of
finance in abeyance to produce surrender clearance certificate before
retirement.view letter from finance.<surrender clearance certificate.pdf>
As per CHQ directions and as per Forum of BSNL UNIONS/ASSOCIATIONS it
has ben decided to hold Lunch hour demonstrations at GUINDY, CGM
OFFICE, FLOWER BAZAAR, KODAMBAKKAM, ANNA NAGAR.Pl participate
While we cried on streets and protested for having withdrawn the benefits
and asked for 78.2% fixation the "GODs " atop showed the balance sheet
and profit and loss accounts and delivered the verdict that BSNL is loss
making and assured that once it becomes profit making all the benefits will
be restored !
Is it only for Absorbed employees ? Has the BSNL has earned profit now ?
If not, why the unabsorbed deputationists who have to get repatriated by
SEPT 2012 (provided their tactics doesn't work) get all the benefits which
were stopped previously?
Are the associations and Unions going to be mute spectators watching the
indifferent attitudes of DOT and BSNL not giving our due benefits when we
are toiling hard to improve the conditions of BSNL in spite of so many
"In 2008 when we started campaign on repatriation of ITS--no one can
forget this --i.e., one of the ITS wrote in an e-mail that these promotee
dogs will only bark and will not do any thing and asserted that if we take
them to task they will keep quiet!"
FOUR YEARS GONE ! STILL THEY ARE RULING AND RUINING! BUT NOT
It is the feeling of our comrades that it is high time to see that these persons
vacate their seats on Sept 2012 as per Court's directions !
To achieve that we should put our house in order to get our legitimate
rights in future!
"Will the BSNL absorbed wake up and unite to finish this task? "is the
expectations of many!
Time is running out!
Arise! Awake! And stop not till the goal is reached! -Swami Vivekanada.
It is proposed to hold our Circle Conference on 22-6-12 (Friday). The
detailed programme of events and venue will be notified later.
Our comrades GS,CHQ president has been formally invited to make it
convenient to attend the conference and they have agreed to our request.
So far, telecom has been a success story. But all that might change.
The latest TRAI recommendation prices spectrum at levels that can
cripple expansion of rural telephony services.
In 1994, when for the first time a National Telecom Policy, (NTP)
was announced, telephone density in India was 1 phone per 100
people and a year's telephone service would cost Rs. 10,000,
exactly the same amount as the annual per capita income (PCI).
Today, with over 950 million telephones, the teledensity is nearly
80 phones per 100 people. At a peak of our expansion, we were
giving 15 million telephones per month. The average spend on
telephone service for a year today is less than 4 per cent of the
annual per capita income.
Landless, daily wage labourers under the NREGA scheme, spending
a day's wages, are able to get a month's prepaid telephone service.
While in urban areas telephone density ranges from 85-125 per
cent, in the rural areas it is about 40 per cent. These achievements
became possible because of the new technology --- cellular radio
telephony and repeated re-use of the radio spectrum and its
allotment to every caller. While technology brought down costs,
enlightened policies promoting competition and private sector
investment brought down prices.
Modern telephony depends upon intense utilisation of broad radio
spectrum. Wise policies have made our defence forces give up huge
swathes of radio spectrum for civilian use. The pricing and
allocation of radio spectrum and the number of companies that can
be allowed to competitively operate in a given area, would
determine the costs and outreach of the telecom sector.
Cell phone prices have fallen from Rs 15,000 to Rs 8,000, while
providing a wide range of services, such as access to the internet,
digital camera, telephone directory, e-mail, and video telephony.
But India's telecom success story is not without negatives.
Successive communications ministers from 2004 onwards have
indulged in great malpractices in the allocation of spectrum as well
as in issuing licences.
As long as licensing remains in the hands of ministers, scandals are
bound to occur. Parliament members, vigilant officers and
constitutional bodies like the Comptroller and Auditor General of
India and the Public Accounts Committee would have to unearth the
The most perplexing part of it all is the Communications Minister's
assertion that there is no loss to the public exchequer due to
arbitrary allotment of licences and valuation of spectrum (when it
was given by a minister of a partner party). Even the Prime Minister
once said that there was no loss to the exchequer, and yet we have
a minister, secretaries, and an MP in Tihar jail.
TURN FOR THE WORSE:
What's worse, the policy environment has changed. We are now
faced with a regressive recommendation of the TRAI to fix the
reserve price of spectrum at a staggering level. An all-India
footprint with 5 MHZ allocation would cost over Rs.18,000 crore,
which is about 10 times the price that was fixed in 2008. With more
than 100 teledensity in urban areas, future subscribers would come
from low-usage, low-paying rural areas.
But the investment in rural coverage would need to be more than
for coverage in urban areas. Are we going to force telecom
companies to invest huge amounts for low yields, by pricing the
Auctions induce bidders to gamble. This happened in Europe and
the US in respect of the 3G spectrum. Banks and investors did not
finance the bid winners. Some surrendered their licenses and
others prayed for concessions in implementation of the 3G
networks. Auctions in India, also for the 3G and WiMax spectrum
bands, resulted in very high cost. The result is high prices and slow
extension of the 3G & WiMax networks.
Poor rural subscribers will fall off the network. Profits of telephone
companies are already declining. Their share prices are falling. How
would companies raise investment monies? The plight of Europe's
Telcos must be a lesson for us.
The huge money that goes into government coffers would be
squandered on scandal-ridden, populist “welfare” schemes. The
greater the welfare spend, the larger the sums to be pocketed by
politicians in power, their accomplices in government and
More than Rs. 20,000 crore have accumulated in Universal Service
Fund (USF), a 5 per cent charge on the adjusted gross revenues of
telephone companies. It has not been put to good use, like
extending broadband internet to educational institutions, libraries
and research laboratories.
Nor is it used to promote R&D, by which India could have fostered
the likes of China's ZTE & Huawei Telcos, now world leaders with
their own intellectual property. We buy know-how and equipment
from them and Korea.
It is strange that the regulatory body, full of retired monopoly-
practitioners of DOT and other departments, wants to maximise the
price for spectrum. Should not the DOT and the TRAI be interested
in making telecom services as inexpensive as possible?
The service tax at 10 per cent will bring a lot of money, about Rs.
30,000 crore a year; the revenue share will bring in more than Rs.
20,000 crore. Should not government be satisfied with receiving
over 30 per cent of the total amount that users are paying to the
companies? Even the average income tax in the country is only 20
per cent. Why should only telephone services be burdened with
India's telephony costs are among the lowest in the world. In quick
time, we have caught up with China on teledensity. Should access
to cheap telephony be imperilled by greedy and unimaginative
policies of unaccountable officials?
(The author is former CMD, Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd.)
(This article was published in Hindu on May 16, 2012)
(OUR THANKS TO SRI. SWAMINATHAN SDE, MKTG,TJ FOR CONTRIBUTION
OF THIS ARTICLE THROUGH E-MAIL)
STATUS OF ITS OFFICERS ABSORPTION ISSUE: Hon'ble High Court, Delhi
outrightly dismissed the modification application filed by BSNL seeking 25
months time for repatriation of unabsorbed ITS officers working in
BSNL.Even desperate plea made by the BSNL counsel to give time upto 31st
December, 2012 was rejected by the Hon'ble Court. Hon'ble HC while
dismissing the application of BSNL directed it to complete repatriation
process by 30th Sept, 2012.
Intervention application was filed by AIBSNLEA, BSNLEU and SNEA(I). Even
though the intervention application was also dismissed, yet counsel
appearing for these Associations/unions strongly opposed the move of ITS
controlled BSNL Management for extension of time. Intervention application
was not admitted on technical grounds since we are not party in the original
Further course of legal action is being discussed with our counsel.
It is ironical to see such a letter from Administration asking those attending the interview for faculty posts to get certain certificates from the controlling officers as this was not done so far and it is already available in application form itsself. Every time the selection is done in different ways!
To quote, some of the SDEs are posted to RTTC without any interview and only based on APAR .DEs were posted to RTTC without allowance and DGM was also posted without selection and allowance.
CS wrote a letter to CGM to drop the conditions stipulated in the order as they are unwarraned.<letter to cgm 170512.doc>
Cs writes to GS regarding the JTOs who have been promoted during 2011
,march but posted outside CHennai Telephones so as to see that they are
posted to CHTD in the ensuing promotion.<letter to gs170512.doc>
To-day we celebrated our AIBSNLEA formation day and May Day at Infosys
hall at T.Nagar on the eve of our drama event .
Every one enjoyed the drama .Laughters and claps filled the hall.
We wish to thank the audience and our team and drama troop who made
this event succesful.
Our special thanks to those who sold the tickets and helped us in
distributing the snacks to all without any problem.
It is decided tentatively to conduct the circle conference on 1 st JUNE 2012
which will be officially announced after conducting the CEC.
The list of officers as per SEA section is put up.Pl verify and any left out may
be brought to the notice of CS pl < sr ao eligible list 97-2003.doc>
All the comrades and wellwishers who have been given the Drama
complimentary ticket for their donation are requested to be at the
auditorium by 6 p.m.The snacks will be supplied before the start of the
programme as per the request of the Drama troop.
it is also proposed to celeberate our AIBSNLEA commomeration and May day
celeberation during that time .
Cs spoke to GM(F) on 9-5-12 regarding TDS on leave encashment and GM(F)
wanted CS to send the copy of letter(refer our writing on 7-5-12 ) addressed
to GS to take up at CHQ level, so that any thing can be done at his level
officially by addressing a letter.
The same was sent to GM(F) by fax.
We thank GM(F) for his interest.
SEA section has asked the circles to verify the correctness of seniority list of
eligible AOs and communicate if any discrepancy to SEA section.Our circle
has already sent the CR details and we will request our GM(F) to once again
ascertain the correctness well in advance.<CAO_202012.pdf >
Our heartiest congratulations to Com.Lakshmi Narayanan,JAO,( CIVIL
wing) who wrote the play "Anbudan" which was adjudged as best play and
comrade was adjudged as best writer in the "Kodai Nataka Vizha"in Naradha
Ghana Sabha during last week.
We wish our comrade all success in his future endeavour!
BSNL, MTNL may seek review of high court order on ITS officers:
KOLKATA: State-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar
Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) are likely to file for review of a Delhi High
Court order to relieve all Indian Telecom Service (ITS) officers who want to
return to the Department of Telecommunications by May 14.
"Both telcos are likely to seek more time from the court on the grounds that
relieving so many ITS officers at a single stroke would rob them of their
senior managers and ring in an organisational collapse," two executives
aware of the development in BSNL and MTNL told ET.
The decision was taken after Additional Solicitor General AS Chandiok said
that the government would have to heed the high court order and accept
back all ITS officers in BSNL and MTNL who wish to return within two weeks
of these executives exercising their option.
Last week, the government had sought Chandiok's legal advice since there
were no vacancies in DoT to absorb so many BSNL and MTNL officers
belonging to the ITS cadre.
On April 17, the court had asked these ITS officers to take a final call by
April 30 and it is believed nearly all have opted to return to government
service where the pension benefits are higher. More so, since they would
lose out nearly seven years of central government pension if they opted to
be remain in either BSNL or MTNL as the high court has fixed August 12,
2005, as the absorption date.
"After the BSNL and MTNL chairmen received internal feedback that nearly
all ITS officers have opted to return to DoT, they urged telecom minister
Kapil Sibal to protect the central scale pension benefits of all these
executives in a last ditch bid to stop an exodus of their top managers," said
a senior BSNL executive who did not wish to be named.
At present, there are nearly 1,700 ITS officers, of whom nearly 1,400 were
deputed to BSNL 12 years ago when the telco was spun off into a separate
corporate entity from the telecom department. The balance 300-odd have
been on deputation in MTNL since the formation of the telco in 1986.
Last November, when the communications ministry gave these officers an
option to return to government service, a majority opted to return to DoT.
Last month, the Delhi High Court detected glitches in this repatriation
exercise and asked all ITS officers to exercise a fresh option by April 30.
After DoT's legal advisors confirmed that neither BSNL nor MTNL would be
able to hold on to the remaining 1,300 ITS officers following the court order,
both telcos have decided to seek a review of court verdict.
We would like to congratulate the team members of Maappillai ganesh for
being adjudged as the best comedy play and Maappillai ganesh as the best
comedian in the Kodai nataka Vizha in Naradha Ghana sabha.
We wish the team all the best in its future endeavour!
CS has written a letter to GS to address on important issues<letter to gs 070512 97-2003.doc>
The clarification on the above subject :
If an official is having 300 days leave at credit at the time of retirement
then, the TDS will be calculated as follows:
1.If the employee is having leave at his credit (say 200 days) at the time of
absorption during DOT service period (i.e., as on 30-9-2000 ) then that 200
days leave salary will be fully exempted from tax.
2.At the time of retirement for the remaining 100 days after absorption
( i.e.,after 1-10-2000) the leave salary amount in excess of 3 lakhs will be
Let us assume the leave salary is 40,000/- per month.
For the first 200 days whatever amount is due will be paid without tax.
for the next 100 days 3months and ten days the total amount does not
exceed 3 lakhs. Hence no tax will be deducted.
We are thankful to our comrades and our well wishers for the donation to
our association when we approached them. The drama ticket is a
compliment only and snacks will be supplied during the intermission of the
drama.Still we have to distribute the tickets to some areas .That will be
done in a day or two.