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.
MAY DAY GREETINGS to all the comrades!
Let us unite together for the betterment of
Sri.L.POOMAL,AO ,SOUTH West,retired from service. Our Cs presented a
shawl on the occasion. We wish the comrade a happy retired life.
DoT seeks legal opinion on absorbing 1,600 staff from BSNL:
Kalyan Parbat, ET Bureau Apr 27, 2012, 07.08AM IST
KOLKATA: The telecom department has sought legal opinion from Additional
Solicitor General AS Chandiok after the Delhi High Court recently asked it to
take back all 1,600 senior executives who wish to return from state-run
The High Court verdict has landed telecoms department in a soup since
there are no vacancies to absorb so many Group A former-BSNL executives
belonging to the Indian Telecom Service (ITS).
What's more, the telecom department will also have to put on hold its recent
decision to shunt 400 of these officers to a surplus cell since the court wants
it to re-deploy all BSNL executives keen to return to the communications
Matters have come to a head since DoT has been asked to set in motion the
reorganisation exercise from May 1. "The telecom department has
approached the Additional Solicitor General for a legal view following the
Delhi High Court verdict. All decisions on redeploying ex-BSNL executives
belonging to the ITS cadre will be taken subsequently," said a top
department official aware of the developments.
State-run BSNL had some 1,600 ITS officers who were deputed from DoT 12
years ago when the telco was spun off as a separate corporate entity from
the telecom department. But last November, these officers opted to return
to government service since the compensation package is higher.
Thereafter, since BSNL suffered an exodus of its top managers, it only
relieved only 400 of these executives to the telecom department and held
back the remaining 1,200 to preempt an organisational collapse. But
executives aware of the developments believe BSNL will not be able to hold
on to these 1,200 ITS officers following the court order.
An association in the website has blamed other associations for no fault of
theirs .But the truth prevails and it is our duty to explain what happened
and everybody is a part of the group and this association is also a party to
what was discussed.
All the five executives' associations met CGM and gave a memorandum and
discussed various points including CPT SSA posting which is published below
for your reference.
1.Letter signed by all association CSs to CGM<p1.jpg>
2. Report on Discussion with CGM and reply as published in
AIBSNLEA<aibsnlea website 97-2003.doc>
3.Report on Discussion with CGM and reply as published in SNEA<snea website.doc>
Let us not blame others for our fault --Lack of Unity
Cs writes to GS regarding posting of CAOs as per decision of CECheld on
9-4-12 at Anna road.<lr to GS_200412 regarding CAO promotion.doc>
CS has addressed a letter to CGM regarding Wi-max problems.
Telecom officers given two weeks to choose employer:
Get absorbed in BSNL or stay with Govt: High Court
New Delhi, April 18:
The Delhi High Court has asked Indian Telecom Service (ITS) Officers to
decide whether they want to get absorbed in Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd or
stay as Government employees. The court has set a two-week deadline for
the ITS officers, who have been awaiting a resolution for over seven years.
The court has also told the Government to ensure redeployment of those
officers who opt against getting absorbed in BSNL and not to keep them idle.
The Bench has also directed BSNL to relieve remaining officers who do not
opt for absorption within two weeks after the officers make their decision.
There are 1,700 ITS officers, of which about 90 have already opted to get
absorbed in BSNL. Around 1,200 are working in BSNL on deputation, while
400 officers have been put in the surplus cell. The 400 ITS officers had filed
the appeal in the court against the method adopted by the Department of
Telecom in deciding the issue.
Responding to the High Court order the spokesperson of Indian Telecom
Service Association said, “This is a big relief for us as this issue has been
lingering for over seven years now. It has been decided that all the
absorption offers made so far from retrospective date of October 1, 2000 are
illegal which vindicates our stand in the matter and proves that Absorption
Cell of DoT has all along been unreasonable, coercive and offered illegal
absorption which officers did not accept. Officers are now preparing to
comply with the two- week deadline of giving final choice for absorption.”
While this puts to rest the ITS absorption issue, the court's ruling could put
BSNL in a tough position especially if majority of the officers decide to stay
with the Government.
Over 1,000 officers are on deputation to BSNL and are handling some crucial
functions. These officers had not opted to get absorbed in BSNL due to
difference in benefits compared to a Government officer.
When it was asked why DE(O) are considered for posting to CPT SSA and
called for counseling it was told that an association wanted it to be done for
reasons not known(refer article dtd.21-3-12).But we told that their
substantive cadre is only SDE and told that after posting if they decline
officiating what will be the fate of posting and the whole exercise will
become futile.But administartion continued the counseling and fortunately
every one declined .But it is learnt reliably that now Administartion has got
the approval of CGM not to consider the DEs who are officiating
for posting to CPT SSA in future provided they are in the long stay list of
SDEs to be posted to CPT SSA so as to give a chance to work as DE instead
Thanks to the administration for taking a clear step in the posting!We
want this to be followed in future also!
Hon'ble High Court Delhi delivered judgment in the case filed by some ITS Officers for prospective date of absorption in BSNL/MTNL i.e. prospective date of absorption is allowed after Oct'2005 instead of 01.10.2000.
The IMPORTANT POINTS ARE:
i) The deemed date of absorption of the petitioners fixed as 1.10.2000, is
held to be illegal, being contrary to Rule 37-A (4) of CCS (Pension) Rules;
ii) The deemed date of permanent absorption of such of the petitioners who
seek permanent absorption in BSNL/MTNL shall be 8.12.2005;
iii) The petitioners before this Court are given an option, to be exercised
within two weeks from the date of this order, to revert to the
Government or to seek permanent absorption in BSNL/MTNL as the
case may be;
iv) Those Government servants who have already accepted permanent
absorption w.e.f. 1.10.2000 will not be entitled to exercise a fresh option in
terms of this order;
v) BSNL/MTNL shall relieve such of the petitioners, who opt to
revert to Government service within 2 weeks of receipt of options
vi) Such of the petitioners who opt to revert to the Government shall be
appropriately redeployed by the Government in Government service
through surplus cell of the Government. We have no doubt in our mind that
the Government would not like to keep such of the petitioners who opt to
revert to the Government idle and, subject to availability of the positions
with it, give them such work as is deemed appropriate to be performed by
Dr. Bhimrao Ramji AmbedkarBorn: 14 April 1891 Mhow, Central Provinces, British India (now in Madhya
Pradesh) Died: 6 December 1956 (aged 65).
An architect in drafting Indian Constitution.
Some of the famous quotes are:
It is disgraceful to live at the cost of one's self-respect. Self-respect is the
most vital factor in life. Without it, man is a cipher. To live worthily with
self-respect, one has to overcome difficulties. It is out of hard and ceaseless
struggle alone that one derives strength, confidence and recognition.
In India, 'Bhakti' or what may be called the path of devotion or
hero-worship plays a part in politics unequalled in magnitude by the part it
plays in the politics of any other of the world. 'Bhakti' in religion may be a
road to salvation of the soul. But in politics, 'Bhakti' or hero-worship is a
sure road to degradation and to eventual dictatorship.
"However good a Constitution may be, it is sure to turn out bad because
those who are called to work it happen to be a bad lot"--Dr.BR Ambedkar
Let us pay homage to this great man on his birthday!
Happy Tamil New Year.
தீபங்கள் சுடரேந்தி ஒளி வீசட்டும்!
தெய்வத்தின் சந்நிதிகள் தாழ் திறக்கட்டும்!
தேன்நிலவு வந்திங்கே பால் பொழியட்டும்!
தென்றலது தெம்மாங்கில் இசை பாடட்டும்!
செந்தமிழில் தேன்கலந்து கவிஎழுதட்டும்!
செவ்விதழ்கள் தேனூறும் மலராகட்டும்!
முற்றத்து மல்லிகை மணம்வீசட்டும்!
முகநூலின் உறவெல்லாம் அகம் மலரட்டும்!!
Our CEC was held at Anna Road canteen and we discussed the following:
2. Benefit programme for raising fund.
3. CAO postings.
4.Problems in getting News paper reimbursement,cell phone purchase etc .,
in some Zones.
5.Financial powers for DGMs in sanctioning cash imprest for SDEs/JTOs as
per order dt.june 2011 by Finance Wing.
CS spoke to GM(HR &A) to break the dead lock in relieving the SDEs/DEs to
CPT SSa as it seems who to start the chain of transfer first.He assured to
After our persistent efforts with Administration the EPP orders from E2-E3 ,E3-E4 ,E4-E5 ,PS/PA and E4-E5,E5-E6 for retired officers also released by Administartion.We thank CGM,GM(HR &A), DGM (A & HR ) for taking steps to release the orders after taking initiative to get the copies of CRs for e4-e5 from Corporate Office.Click here for lists<e2-e3 list.pdf><e3-e4 list.pdf><e4-e5 list.pdf><e4-e5 list retired.pdf><e5-e6 list.pdf>< ps_pa epp list.pdf>
The CEC meeting of our circle will be conducvted on 9-4-12 at 17-30 hrs
at ANNA ROAD Canteen premises . All branch office bearers ,CEC members
and Circle office bearers are requested to attend the meeting without fail.
Ministry of personnel ,public greivences & Pension has issued clarifications on
the issues raised by DOT and ITS officers regarding recruitment in
BSNL/MTNL. < dopp_020412.pdf>