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Circle President : Com. K.A.Mohire,  Mobile :-9422050008  Email: kmohire123@gmail.com;









EDITOR: Com. A.G. JOSHI, CIRCLE SECRETARY, MOBILE NO.9422039222, EMAIL : jarun63@gmail.com

AIBSNLEA was formally launched on 1st May, 2004 by merging 10 DoT recognized Group-'B' officers Associations & thus represents in true sense all disciplines of Executives of BSNL i.e. Telecom Engineering, Telecom Finance & Accounts, Civil / Electrical / Arch./ TFs engineering wings, Personnel Staffs  (PA/PS/PSS), CSS Staffs, AD(O/L) & General Disciplines of BSNL.   <<<Click here for letter of SR Cell of BSNL Corporate Office>>


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23.07.2016:  Removal of 60:40 Clause towards the payment of pensionary benefits

Removal of 60:40 Clause towards the payment of pensionary benefits to the retires employees: DOT ultimately modified the liability of BSNL towards the payment of pensionery benefits to the retired employees vide letter number 40-13/2013-Pen(T) dated 20.07.2016


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a. The pension liability in respect of employees of DOT/DTS/DTO who retired prior to 01.10.2000 is solely borne by Government of India and the BSNL will have no liability in respect of these employees.

b. The liability towards pensionary benefits including family pension to the BSNL employees (excepting those recruited after 01.10.2000), as per sub-rule 22 of Rule 37-A of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 lies with the Government of India. The condition that the annual pension liability of the government shall not exceed 60% of the annual receipts to Government from the item specified in the O.M. dated 15.06.2006, is hereby rescinded.

c. BSNL will continue to discharge pension liability by way of pension contribution in accordance with FR 116.

This is an another feather in the cap of AIBSNLEA and AIRBSNLEWA,  who fought and persuaded from bottom to top to get a rid from this arbitrarily imposed provision on BSNL and thus ensures bright future of DOT/DTS/DTO employees absorbed in BSNL.


BSNL CO New Delhi issued promotion order in DGM (adhoc) stream. Shri M U Khan from Maharashtra Circle got retention in Maharashtra circle. Aibsnlea MH congratulates Sh M U Khan on his promotion in Maharashtra circle as DGM (adhoc).


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Corporate Office issued letter to all CGMs regarding the provisional list of qualified JEs who has passed successfully JE to JTO LICE recently. It is brought to the notice of Corporate EStt section by field units about the discrepancies in provisional passing list and result declared. Hence CO New Delhi issued letter to all CGMs not to take follow up and any action as per clause 10 of the corporate office letter dated 8/7/16 till further orders. This has stalled the ongoing process.

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22.07.2016:  CS writes CGMT Maharashtra for early training to LICE passed JEs

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22.07.2016:  BSNL CO Mumbai issued revised posting order of DGM (adhoc) to TDM for Buldhana and Wardha SSA. Shri Kolekar N V as TDM Buldhana and Sh K N Lambodhari as TDM Wardha.

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BSNL CO Mumbai office issued instructions and procedure for outdoor treatment medical bills settlement and claim and reimbursement procedure through ESS. All DS/DPs are requested to pursue the matter and formulate the procedure for outdoor medical treatment and its claim and settlement procedure approval with their respective SSA heads as per the guidelines issued by  BSNL CO Mumbai.

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Availability of working SUN servers, storage and inverters  due to closure of Project 2.2 is being intimated by  DE (NOC) o/o GM (NOC) BBNW at Pune under Samudra Manthan for diversion to all circle coordinator.

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BSNL CO Mumbai issued revised posting order of SDE from Bhandara to Aurangabad . Earlier it was issued for Nagpur.


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BSNL CO Mumbai issued order for SDE Non Tenure to Non Tenure << SDE Transfer order >>>


BSNL CO Mumbai issued transfer order of SDE from TERM cell Nagpur to Chandrapur.


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 SR. GM (HR & A) CO BSNL Mumbai has issued a letter to all SSA heads regarding reliving of officers of grade of JTO/SDE/DE from tenure to non tenure, non-tenure to tenure and other request transfer whose transfer orders were issued. But these transfer orders have not been implemented so far. This has resulted into number of grievances from officials, recognized associations. It is once again retreated that all officers in grade of JTO/SDE/DE whose transfer order issued till 20/07/2016 may be relived latest by 29th July 2016. These instructions are issued by Sr GM (HR & A) BSNL CO Mumbai.


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20.07.2016:  BSNL CO Mumbai issued tenure transfer orders of SDEs on SSA long stay basis. BSNL CO Mumbai has not marked the copies of this order to any Executives Associations. We request to the administration please issue necessary instructions to the concerned to mark the copies to all serving Executives Association of the orders related to staff matters.


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CPC from JTO (T) to SDE (T):   The court case in the Hon’ble high court Kerala is posted for hearing on 27.07.2016 wherein the reply on TES Gr. “B” vacancy position since 1996 to 2001 and thereafter has been prepared by BSNL Corporate Office and being sent to BSNL Advocate through CGMT Kerala Circle shortly.


BSNL’s Advocate from Kerala will personally visit to BSNL Corporate Office to meet and discuss the matter with the senior officers of BSNL in the presence of Sr. Advocate Shri R.D. Agarwal before next date of hearing i.e. 27.07.2016. We are expecting vacation of the stay orders on 27.07.2016.


SDE (T) to DE (T) and AO to CAO CPCs : As per the advice of Solicitor General, Govt. of India, BSNL Management has decided to file a writ petition shortly in the Hon’ble High Court in respect of SDE (T) to DE (T) and AO to CAO CPCs, for vacation of stay order


CPC from SDE (E) to EE (E): The CPC work is in progress in the CPC Cell of BSNL Corporate Office to fill up about 125 vacant EE (E) posts. Most of the ACRs have been received. About 30 VCRs have also been received. Efforts are being made to expedite the CPC.


Corporate office issued instructions regarding to stream line and reduce the time limit in CPC process:  Competent Authority has decided, whenever CPCs will be convened by the corporate office, physical copies of APARs are not to be forwarded to Pers. sections any more. Circles will be forwarding duly filled up Screening Committee report (Performa enclosed) to the Pers. Section in Corporate Office for the list of executives as communicated by this office, which in turn will form the basis of CPC at the Corporate Level.


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10.07.2016:  Congratulations ! TTA to JTO(T) LICE result declared .......

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23.06.2016 Description: http://www.aibsnleachq.in/new.gifBSNL CO has issued detailed instructions to all circles/units regarding relieving of employees in ERP system. 

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After long and consistent persuasion by AIBSNLEA Competent Authority in BSNL has approved the proposal for conduction of CPC for promotion of eligible executives from STS regular grade to the grade of JAG (DGM) on adhoc basis by following the due process of CPC, which will be held very shortly. Management Committee BSNL Board has approved the proposal of 3 years of ad-hoc + regular service in STS (CAO) grade as on 1.1.2016, for considering their case for promotion to DGM on ad-hoc basis.

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09.06.2016 Description: http://www.aibsnleachq.in/new.gifCMD BSNL Likely to get nod soon to run MTNL’s mobile services

BSNL will provide managed services to MTNL, which includes, telecom equipment procurement and maintenance, technology and business advisory services.

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL) expects a go-ahead shortly from the telecom department to manage the mobile services operations offered by Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd. (MTNL) to bring a deeper synergies between the two state-run telcos. BSNL will provide managed services to MTNL that include telecom equipment procurement and maintenance, technology and business advisory services. "Telecom department is considering to bring mobile business of BSNL and MTNL together in an effort to bring synergy between the two companies," Shrivastava told ET, adding that the decision is likely to come soon. The matter has been hanging fire since 2012, and was originally a part of a UPA- II proposal aimed to bring operational coherence between the two financially struggling telcos to principally help MTNL, which operates in Delhi and Mumbai, to overcome market challenges and turn around its consumer mobile business. BSNL operates in the rest of India's 22 circles. For the fiscal ended March 31, 2016, MTNL reported a net loss of Rs 2012.24 crore which includes a loss of nearly Rs 1,800 crore on account of mobile services alone. Both, BSNL and MTNL had entered into a strategic agreement in September 2013 and are currently working together to tap enterprise businesses, including leased lines, which according to them is performing well. NEWS SITES Sign in/Sign up 08 June 2016, 3:10 PM IST A lot of discussions have already taken place, and in order to leverage each other, the government is considering bringing mobile services together in a way that BSNL would run MTNL's network, as the latter's network is old and the PSU is not able to invest anymore, Shrivastava added. MTNL, unlike BSNL and other private sector operators, won't be able to offer fourthgeneration or 4G LTE-based services to subscribers anytime soon as the company does not have liberalized spectrum and its licenses are expiring in 2017. Telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, while presenting the department's score card, recently said that the government was aggressively working to create a synergy between the two public sector companies with an aim to turnaround MTNL's mobile business. The government-owned telco still relies heavily on its wire line business which constitutes nearly 80% of its overall revenues and operates 2,000 mobile tower sites in the two metropolitans.


BSNL CO has issued instructions to circles/units for preparation of electoral roll for conduct of membership verification of BSNL executive associations. 

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BSNL CO has constituted a core group to deal with matters relating to membership verification of BSNL executive associations.  


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06.06.2016 BSNL Management has brought an amendment for Sub Rule(1) Rule 5 which was questioned by an BSNL Association Of Serving Executives’ along with other Rules in the High Court of Karnataka under Article 226. The case was listed for disposal by BSNL Management on 02-06-2016. Advocate of BASE objected for disposal as other points are not cleared by BSNL. Hence case has been posted to 09-06-2016. With above amendment all the Associations can participate in the verification process.

BSNL CO New Delhi has notified holding of LICE for promotion to JAO grade under 10%quota on 28.8.2016.

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Honorable CAT Patna Bench dismissed an OA, BSNL CO has decided to hold the LICE for promotion to JTO grade in Bihar circle along with the LICE for promotion to JAO grade on 16.7.2016.

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26.05.2016 Description: http://www.aibsnleachq.in/new.gif  United Forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA extends & records sincere thanks for making the Hunger Fast 100 % successful through out the country on 2nd day also.

Today Director (HR) called the leaders of United Forum for a meeting at 15.30 Hrs. The meeting was attended by GS, President, FS and AGS (HQ) of AIBSNLEA along with the President, AGS, and OS of AIGETOA. The meeting continued till 20.30 Hrs. Discussions were held in a positive environment but remained inconclusive. The talks will continue tomorrow morning.

All the Circle/Branch Secretaries are requested to keep the enthuisim and zeal to fight the ill motive of some sect of Managemnt and negative forces. Please ensure grand success of the Hunger Fast programme on its third day also.The negative forces are to be given a befitting reply. No body and No body can derail the issues which have been brought to the conclusive end after continuous and sustained struggle of United Forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA. Just remain united and keep the momentum on.

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24.05.2016 Description: http://www.aibsnleachq.in/new.gif  CS along with Com. K. P. Nair, AGS (GD) has attended the Special General Body Meeting of the Telecom Factory Branch, Mumbai and addressed the gathering.  All the querries raised by the members were addressed. They along with the District Secretary, Vice President and other executive members of the Telecom. Factory met Dy. G.M. (Admn) and discussed various issues related to the PA PS cadre and other issues of the executives of JTO / SDEs, etc.

23.05.2016 Description: http://www.aibsnleachq.in/new.gif  CS writes to CGMT MH Circle, requesting not to relieve the JTOs/SDEs of CO Mumbai through ERP. Relieving of officers whose orders are long pending through ERP is a policy decision. It is a customary that any officer who has been asked to look on the arrangement in leave period of regular in charge will generally not takes any policy decision. Here the officer who is looking on additional charge of GM (HR & A) has taken a decision on the LAST DAY of his looking after charge for the orders issued specially for JTOs and SDEs in CO Mumbai to Kalyan and vice versa. by him in last year in month of MAY.

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21.05.2016 Description: http://www.aibsnleachq.in/new.gif   CONGRATULATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!


BSNL Corporate office declared result w.r.t. LDCE for promotion to the grade of SDE(T) under 33% Quota held on 21.06.2015  


AIBSNLEA MH CIRCLE CONGRATULATES ALL ASPIRANTS WHO HAS PASSED THE LDCE HELD FOR PROMOTIONJ FROM JTO TO SDE UNDER 33% COMPETATIVE QUOTA. Congratulations friends! The results of LDCE examination has been approved and is being uploaded. It took mammoth and Herculean efforts on the part of association as well as management side to declare the result after getting the go ahead from Hon'ble CAT. We are really thankful to Director(HR) , CS and Sr.GM(Legal), GM (Pers), DGM (Pers) and officers from recruitment cell specially AGM (rectt) shri O. P. Jat and DM (rectt) Shri Rajesh Kumar Pruthi for the efforts which they have taken in declaring the results, but for their committed and prompt efforts, the declaration of the results would have been almost impossible.


We also congratulate Shri Gajendra Pratap Kushwah who stood 2nd in rank and he belongs to MH Circle(Satara) and is on deputation to ALTTC Gaziabad.

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20.05.2016 Description: http://www.aibsnleachq.in/new.gif                                          Meeting with CMD BSNL


CMD BSNL in presence of Director (HR) held a meeting with the representatives of United Forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA wherein from Forum side GS & AGS (HQ) of AIBSNLEA along with President, AGS and OS of AIGETOA and from Administration side GM (Estt), Jt. GM (Pers.) and DGM (Estt) participated in the meeting and discussed the demands of the United Forum in details.


CMD showed his very positive attitude during the discussion for the settlement of long pending HR issues. After discussion on some important issues he advised Director (HR) to hold further discussion on all the demands on 23rd May 2016 at 15.00 Hrs. The details of discussions/decisions will be communicated after the meeting with Director (HR) on 23.05.2016. United Forum impressed upon to take decisions on the demands in a time bound manner.


Promotions from SDE (T) to DE (T): During the meeting Jt. GM (Pers.) informed that the Hon’ble CAT Bench Chandigarh has given clearance to the promotions from SDE (T) to DE (T) subject to outcome of the court case. Director (HR) assured to expedite the CPC immediately.


Result of LDCE for promotion from JTO (T) to SDE (T): Similarly on the basis of Hon’ble CAT Bench Chandigarh judgment wherein it has been directed to declare the result of LDCE for promotion from JTO (T) to SDE (T), Director (HR) assured to declare the results. However, the promotion orders will be issued only after the final judgment from the Hon’ble CAT in the month of July 2016.


Majority verification of the Executive Associations: CMD BSNL also directed Director (HR) to conduct the majority verification of the Executive Associations immediately. Director (HR) mentioned that the efforts are being made to conduct the majority verification of the Executive Associations in the month of July / August 2016.


We, further clarify that we are not going to withdraw our agitation on mere assurances unless and until definitive actions are taken on ground. We request the complete rank and file of the United Forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA to continue with their preparations for the final war.


BSNL Corporate Office issues revised orders for transfer and posting of executives on promotion in the grade of DGM of Telecom Operation Stream.


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Agitation Call of United Forum of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA in support of their legitimate demands:


In this regard, it is clarified that though our sister Association has withdrawn its agitation, we once again re-assure all the executives that we are not going to withdraw our agitation on mere assurances unless and until definitive actions are taken on ground. We request the complete rank and file of the United Forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA to continue with their preparations for the final war.

19.05.2016 Description: http://www.aibsnleachq.in/new.gif Congratulations!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!


AIBSNLEA Maharashtra Congratulate award winners of Bharat Sanchar Seva Padak on All India Basis and Vishist Sanchar Seva Padak.


We congratulate their SSA heads for appreciating and acknowledging award winner officials/officers works, dedication devotion towards duty.


We are proud of PUNE as one of the most prestigious award of Bharat Sanchar Seva Padak winner is from Pune. Smt Daithankar Madam got the Barat Sanchar Seva Padak. The award is for her dedicated work in welfare of staff of Pune her devotion towards the duty assigned. We congratulate Smt Daithankar Madam for winning of this award.


Shri Sanjay Shinde SDE L/A OFC Urban Pune is the winner of Vishisht Sanchar Seva Padak at Circle level. We congratulate him for this award. He is our Circle office bearer of AIBSNLEA Maharashtra Circle. He is the most deserving candidate for this award. Shri Sanjay contributed the lion’s share in completing the CCTV dream project of the then PGM Pune Shri M K Jain Ex CGMT MH now CGMP for Pune city.


We congratulate Shri Kashikar Shri Bavane Shri Jadhav for getting vishisht sanchar seva  padak award.


We also congratulate the Team leader of Pune Dr. Shri P K Hota sir PGM Pune for achieving award by their members and exceeding the revenue target also.

We also congratulate Shri Ravikant Sir Sr GM Sangli for leading a team of Sangli SSA who has grabbed the 5 Visisht seva Padak awards.


Sangli SSA got 5 awards out of 16 award winners. In each category Sangli SSA has proved their excellence. We congratulate Shri Wankhede SDE and Shri Jambgi SDE and  Shri Santosh PM  ,Shri Patil Sr TOA P and Shri Phutane TTA. We the AIBSNLEA Maharashtra Circle congratulate Shri Jambgi and Shri Wankhede and we are proud of them as both are our AIBSNLEA Members.


We congratulate one and all for winning the awards for sanchar seva.


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17.05.2016 Description: http://www.aibsnleachq.in/new.gif Congratulations!!!!!!!!
AIBSNLEA consistent and untiring efforts yielded result in getting released promotion orders in respect of 20 EE (E) to the post of SE (E)


In this promotion list Shri G P Verma at Circle office Mumbai, Shri Rajabhau Nakhate at Nagpur and Shri Prakash Khade basically from Maharashtra now working at Chattisgadh Circle at Raipur got promoted as regular SE (E). All are AIBSNLEA members.


We congratulate all the Officers of Electrical wing for their promotion as SE (E) and specially we also thank Com Prahalad Rai GS for his untiring efforts to get released this promotion orders. We also thanks to our Hon’able CMD sir, DIR (HR), and ED (NB), PGM (EW), GM (pers) and all pers and EW Section officers for their personal efforts and attention to issue these promotion orders.


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PREPARATION OF SENIORITY LIST NO 9 OF SDE (T): BSNL CO has circulated a separate lists comprising updated particulars of SDEs (T) of seniority quota against vacancy years 2006-07 to 2008-09 and of SDEs of competitive quota against vacancy years 2007-07 to 2009-2010 and called for communication of errors and omissions corrections if any, before compiling seniority list 9 for SDEs (T).


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CAO (FC) BSNL CO Mumbai issued orders for IInd  phase training of 4 weeks at NATFM Hyderabad for 8 DR JAOs


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Department of Revenue under Ministry of Finance Govt Of India issued the amendments in Cenvat credit Rule 2004 and after examining it thoroughly the BSNL CO New Delhi issued guidelines, clarifications to all the operating units for the same.


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BSNL CO Maharashtra Circle issued the staff strength, justified sanctioned and posted SSA wise for month of April 16 for executive category.


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12.05.2016 Description: http://www.aibsnleachq.in/new.gif   United Forum of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA Meeting with Director (HR)  


Director (HR) held a meeting with the representatives of United Forum of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA in response to the agitation call and to discuss the demands.  GS, FS and President, OS, AIGETOA with some other office bearers attended the meeting. From management side GM (Pers), GM (SR),  Addl. GM (SR), Jt. GM(Pers), DGM (Estt) and OSD to Director (HR) were present. Director (HR) welcomed all the representatives and explained that BSNL has done well in this financial year with the support and involvement of all the employees and now any agitation may hamper the growth of BSNL.  Management is trying to resolve the demands raised by the United Forum but it needs time to understand and decide the issues.  We extended thanks to Director (HR) for arranging a meeting to discuss our demands and mentioned that we are also equally concern for the viability of BSNL but our long pending genuine HR issues needs resolution.  Hereafter the discussion on demands took place as follows:


1 Immediate implementation of the recommendation of the committee headed by Sh. M. A. Khan, ED (NB) on standard E2 & E3 scales for JTO & SDE Equivalent executives.


Director (HR) after detail discussions mentioned that Management has decided to communicate the administrative decision to implement the recommendation of the Committee headed by  Sh. M.A. Khan,  ED(NB) on Standard E-2 and E-3 Pay  Scales for JTO & SDE equivalent executives. She further informed that anomalies if any shall be dealt separately but as of now management is moving ahead with replacement of scales as demanded by United Forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA. We told that we expect a positive outcome on the issue when all the stake holders have agreed in unison for replacing the scales.


2 Implementation of Khan Committee recommendations on CPSU Hierarchy: 


Director (HR) informed that Personnel cell is seeking two months’ time to implement the same which was out rightly rejected by us. We told that already several timelines have been given in past and even in the CMD BSNL meeting held on 14.12.2015. It was assured by CMD BSNL to implement Khan Committee report on both the above issues i.e. standard E2 & E3 scales for JTO & SDE Equivalent executives & CPSU Hierarchy before 26thJan-2016 but none has been honoured even after lapse of five months period. So we require now orders and not mere assurances as our people are not willing to wait anymore. We told them nothing is impossible and if personnel section makes some extra effort, final resolution requires just one/two weeks’ time. Director (HR) told that she will arrange to convey administrative approval in principle for the implementation of Khan Committee Recommendations in regard to CPSU Hierarchy. We informed Director (HR) that till orders are issued, we will continue with our organizational action program. Director (HR) assured to come up with concrete action plan after discussing it further with HR team.


3 Scrapping of MT RRs:


 Though GM (Pers) emphasized that there is need for Management Trainee in BSNL for specialized works like sales, marketing, EB, Legal as fresh talent is required there. We once again emphasized that any recruitment of the Fresher above JTO/JAO level is not acceptable to us. We said if BSNL is in such dire need, why don’t they recruit the specialized cadres (like sales, marketing etc) at the same level at which JTOs/JAOs are recruited.   Director (HR) said that she has been given an impression that we won’t allow such recruitment even at the level of JTO/JAO. We said that our demand is that there should not be entry of fresher’s at level higher to JTO/JAO and our entry is what in other PSUs are called Executive/Management Trainees. Director (HR) told that when head of the organization has committed for scrapping current MT RRs, there is no issue as such in doing that. She told that she shall be conveying the same to CMD and in all probabilities, current MT RRs will be scrapped and instead the process for recruiting specialized trainees (Sales, Marketing, Legal, EB etc.) at the level of JTO/JAO shall be processed. She agreed to come up on the same after discussions with HR team.


4 Scrapping of DGM RRs:


 It was agreed by management but they said that we should allow at least current process. We categorically stated that this is not acceptable to us. Director (HR) told us to submit a letter in this regard so that the same can be examined to take a conclusive decision.


5 Extending 30% Superannuation to Direct Recruits


Director (HR) told us that 3 percent contribution has been agreed by the BSNL Board. She told that putting the system in place was first need and that has been done. In the decision, scope is there for revisiting the quantum after actuarial analysis and annually also and revision of date of implementation as demanded by AIGETOA and AIBSNLEA. She said that it took a herculean effort from her side to get even 3 percent approved. We thanked Director (HR) for the efforts but conveyed categorically to her that 30 percent is our rightful due and we will keep on our fight till it is enhanced further as committed at different platforms or till BSNL informs us about the fund in which 13.8 percent is going towards post retrial medical benefits.


6 LDCE results:


 We requested for appointing a senior lawyer for pursuing the case at Chandigarh CAT which was agreed to by Management. We further requested Personnel wing that for the want of reply from BSNL side, the cases should not be held up and accordingly timely replies should be submitted. We further told that now the results can be declared as courts has granted permission for the same. Personnel cell asked us to give the copy of judgement.  We have given them the copy of judgment which shall be examined by the concerned wing.


7 Pay losses to JTOs/JAOs recruited after 01.01.2007 and fixation of pay in respect of departmental outsider (TTAs) appointed after 01.01.2007:


 As regard to outsider (TTAs) case is concerned, it was informed that same cannot be agreed upon. We told that there are compulsive grounds which has been overlooked by Establishment cell like a TTA of the same batch or may be junior promoted after these JTOs through LICE is getting more pay than the JTO recruited through Direct Quota. Director (HR) expressed her surprise that why these factors does not come up in front of officers dealing with it. She told us to represent afresh with all the relevant facts. Regarding Pay loss, time line will be intimated to us after consulting with HR team.


8 Rule-8 Cases:


 Time line of the resolution will be intimated to us in one week.


9 Resolution of various other long pending HR issues like taking urgent necessary action for:


A Immediate conduction of various CPCs in all the disciplines to fill up the vacant group-A and Group B equivalent posts in a time bound manner:


We expressed our serious concern against non-conduction of CPCs from JTO to SDE (T), SDE (T) to DE,  DE to DGM,  JAO to AO,  AO to CAO,  CAO to DGM(F),  JTO (C/E) to SDE(C/E) , SDE(C/E) to EE(C/E), EE(C/E) to SE(C/E) JTO (TF) to SDE(TF), SDE (TF) to AGM(TF),  AGM(TF) to DGM(TF) on the pretext of some pending Court cases etc.  GM (Pers.) informed that in JTO (T) to SDE (T) promotion court case in the Hon’ble High Court of Kerala, a senior Advocate Sh. R.D. Aggrawala has been appointed to plead the case in the next hearing in May- 2016 to get the stay order vacated.


SDE to DE and AO to CAO Court case in the Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh the reply has been filed and case will be heard on 18-5-2016.  Thereafter only writ petition may be filed in the Hon’ble High Court of Chandigarh.


B Notional pay fixation of all upgraded pay-scales w.e.f. 01.10.2000:


We expressed our serious resentment and non-resolution of this long pending issue due to the indifferent approach of Est. Cell. Director (HR) directed DGM (Estt) to put up the case immediately. She assured to further discuss the matter with the Association.  


C One time relaxation to Steno Grade-III for their promotion to PA cadre:


Matter will be further discussed with HR team separately.

D Settlement of Pay anomaly cases where junior executives are drawing more pay than senior executives:


Jt. GM (Pers) informed that required information have been received from the circles an shortly will be discussed in the committee of GMs. We resented against the abnormal delay. Director (HR) directed GM (Pers) to take an early action in this regard.


E Diversion of 50% MT quota CAO posts to seniority quota:


Director (HR) informed that the matter has to be discussed in the BSNL Board. We demanded it to withdraw from the agenda of BSNL Board meetings and to settle the issue as per the approval BSNL Management Committee at par with Telecom Operations.


F Special recruitment drive for hard tenure/shortfall circles:


Director (HR) informed that already decision has been taken to have recruitment of 2000 JTOs DR Quota and 2500 TTA DR Quota.


G FR 22(I)a(i) pay fixation to officiating JTOs:


She assured to discuss the matter with HR team further.


 H Restructuring of AD (OL) cadres:


GM (Pers) informed that based on the financial advice given by EF Cell of BSNL CO with respect to matching saving concept the issue is being examined in Pers Cell. We expressed our serious concern against the delay tactic in dealing the matter. Director (HR) directed GM (Pers) to immediately process the case for necessary decision in this regard.


I Finalization of new SDE RR 2014 in line with Association suggestions:


It was informed this has been approved by BSNL Board and shortly notifications will be issued.

J Extension of E1+ 5 advance increment benefit to JTO (SRD)/JAO 2013 batch and PA Cadre:


GM (Pers) informed that in the last board meeting held on 05.05.2016 the issue has been approved. Now, it is being sent to DoT for approval.  


Dear Comrades,


Though one major issue of implementation of standard E2/E3 pay scales to JTOs and SDEs equivalent appear to be settled due to our struggle, But still, we will continue with our agitation till all the issues are resolved in totality and final approvals are intimated to us by management. Till that time we request all our members to keep on the preparation for the final war ahead and we once again reassure that we are not stopping till our issues are resolved in totality and in finality and to our utmost satisfaction. The Program of 13th May should be implemented in true spirit.


Minutes of the meeting taken by Director (HR) on 26.04.2016 with Executive Associations


  <<<<Click here for the minutes >>>


Revision of Pension of pre-2006 pensioners – delinking of revised pension from qualifying service of 33 years – reg. Letter No.-40-04/2013-Pen (T), dtd 5/5/16


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11.05.2016 Description: http://www.aibsnleachq.in/new.gif URGENT:  Circle office has called for the Special Report and Vigilance Clearance of the PAs for DPC to be held to fill up the vacant posts of P.Ss latest by 17.5.2016.  <click here for letter & list>.   All are requested to pursue the case with the concerned immediately.

11.05.2016 Description: http://www.aibsnleachq.in/new.gif BSNL CO has called for ACR/APAR in respect of six SDEs (Arch) to consider for promotion to Architect grade on regular basis.


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BSNL CO New Delhi declared the honorarium to the staff deployed for 7th Membership verification excluding TA/DA if any. Letter as below




06.05.2016 Description: http://www.aibsnleachq.in/new.gifPOSTPONEMENT OF DHARANA BY ONE DAY


Postponement of the one day Dharana program from 12.05.2016 to 13.05.2016


Considering the ongoing process of referendum of Non-Executives Unions of BSNL wherein the counting of votes is proposed to be done on 12th May 2016 and involvement of our executive members in the process, United Forum COMPRISING of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA postpones its proposed one day Dharna program on 12th May 2016 at BSNL CO / Circle / SSA Headquarters to 13th May 2016. Rest other organizational proms are as it is.


All the Branch Secretaries / Presidents are requested to ensure successful implementation of the above agitation programs accordingly. 


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05.05.2016 Description: http://www.aibsnleachq.in/new.gif AMENDMENT TO SDE (TF) RECRUITMENT RULES 2002


BSNL CO New Delhi has issued an amendment allowing Chemist cadre to appear in the LDCE for promotion to SDE (TF) under 33% quota. The ratio of SCF and competitive quota also changed as 67% SCF and 33% competitive instead of existing 75% and 25%


                    <<<< Click here for change in RR of SDE (TF) 2002 >>>>>


                        DAK Management portal at CO BSNL Mumbai


BSNL CO Mumbai has issued the instructions for effective implementation of DAK management in Circle Office Mumbai. This system is already implemented in ITPC Pune. This System is developed by ITPC Pune for speedy disposal and distribution and tracking of DAK. The results were monitored and proved satisfactory. Hence CGMT Maharashtra Circle has also accord the approval for implementation of this system at circle office. This is a good step taken by the white Goliath towards E- governance. We AIBSNLEA MH was continuously demanding that for transparency E governance in administration is very much essential. All transfer application their registration and their disposal must be available at single click similarly all types of permissions, claims and all HR related things must be on finger tips. We appreciate the efforts and expect the same also be implemented up to SSA level also.


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                                 WHY AGITATION ????????


United Forum of BSNL Executives’ Associations comprising AIBSNLEA AND AIGETOA served agitation notice against breach of commitment and assurances given by Management


In spite of BSNL Management’s firm commitment and assurance given vide letter No. BSNL/7-3/SR/2015 dated 14.12.2015, BSNL Management has not taken any concrete action for settlement of the long pending genuine demands, United Forum of AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA had several informal and formal meetings with the GM (Pers.), GM (Estt), Director (HR) and CMD BSNL but the issues could not be resolved due to the total negative attitude of the Establishment and Pers. Cell of BSNL CO.  In all the meetings CMD BSNL and Director (HR) have appreciated our concern and assured positive action but due to the negative approach of Estt. and Pers. Cell, majority of the issues could not be resolved.  Recently on 26.4.2016 in the meeting held with Director (HR) it was pleaded by all the Executive Associations to implement Khan Committee report first by replacing E1 A by E2 and E2 A by E3 IDA Pay sales which was appreciated by Director (HR) but the GM (Estt) continued to plead that before implementation of Khan Committee report on E2 and E3 IDA Pay scales, it should be ensured that one SDE equivalent executive having E3 Pay scales will get his next financial up gradation as Sr. SDE in the same pay sale of E3 only. Which AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA strongly protested and categorically demanded the next subsequent time bound promotion in the higher grade E4 should be there only as per the provisions of EPP wherein it is  clearly envisaged that “first time bound financial up gradation during 4-6 years and subsequent time bound financial up gradations after every 5 years only”.  Hence, after E3 pay scale the next time bound up gradation after 5 years should be there in the higher pay scale of E4 only. We can’t accept E3 scale for 10 years for SDE and Sr. SDE without any pay fixation benefit.  Whereas, our sister Association told that they will be happy in case (SDE) E3 to (Sr. SDE) E4 up gradation is given after 5 years otherwise they will also be happy to have E3 IDA Pay scale for SDE and Sr. SDE.  This approach is strengthening the pleading of GM (Estt) which will finally put executives in loss.


Similarly, CPSU cadre hierarchy implementation is being dragged by Pers. Cell on the pretext of MT recruitment and on that basis they are framing a Promotion Policy which is against the recommendations of Khan Committee. The MT recruitment is being supported by our sister Association which is also strengthening the views of Pers. Cell and will finally block the carrier progression of BSNL’s young executives in the same manner which we seniors have suffered in DOT due to JTS recruitment rules wherein a JTO use to retire as Adhoc DE only.


Hence, accepting E3 scale for SDE and Sr. SDE will put one executive in one scale E3 for 10 years contrary to the provisions of EPP and it will effect 3rd PRC implementation also.  Our sister Association should understand that instead of strengthening the pleadings of Estt. Cell and Pers. Cell, they should safeguard the interest of executives in true sense.  Their efforts in the past also were always to derail the process by giving agitation call on vital issues and withdrawing without any concrete results.  In real sense they are playing with the future of young JTOs/JAOs by putting them in E3 scale for 10 years and introducing MT in DE grade.  Majority of young executives of all disciplines belongs to AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA and they have full trust and confidence in these associations.  In true sense these Associations are only safeguarding the interest of all executives of BSNL.


United Forum has demanded each financial up gradation on completion of 5 years of service in each grade as recommended by Khan Committee i.e. E2->E3->E4->E5->E6->E7 etc.  The Sr. SDE grade is a non-functional grade which comes in between SDE and DE promotions.  In case the Sr. SDE non-functional grade is abolished it will give faster functional promotion to (JTO) E2 à (SDE) E3à (DE) E4 within 10 years of service which otherwise one executives is getting after 15 years. Earlier days at the time of formation of BSNL in DOT set up Sr. SDE/Sr. AO were the functional grades and in BSNL also before implementation of EPP the Sr. SDE designation was given but after the EPP implementation the Sr. SDE designation on time bound promotion in E3 grade is not given.  Hence, in case the non-functional grade of Sr. SDE is abolished it will pave the fast track promotion to young executives.  In case, if it continues to exist, in that situation all time bound promotions should be available after each 5 years in the scales E2 to E3, E3 to E4, E4 to E5, E5 to E6 and E6 to E7.


If the Khan Committee recommendations are implemented in its true spirit, the pay protection has to be given to all the seniors who have already been given the time bound and post based promotion at the time of replacement of E1 A by E2, E2A by E3 IDA pay scales w.e.f. 1.1.2007. Some cascading effect will always be there but does not mean that executives should be deprived from their legitimate Pay scales. 


The 30% superannuation benefit has to be implemented with minimum contribution of 6% from employer instead of 3%   as assured by BSNL management on earlier meetings.   Resolution of the following other long pending HR issues needs urgent necessary action for:


A. Immediate conduction of various CPCs in all the disciplines to fill up the vacant group-A and Group B equivalent posts in a time bound manner, notional pay fixation of all upgraded pay-scales w.e.f. 01.10.2000, one time relaxation to Steno Grade-III for their promotion to PA cadre, settlement of Pay Anomaly cases where junior executives are drawing more pay than senior executives, special recruitment drive for hard tenure/shortfall circles, FR 22(I)a(i) pay fixation to officiating JTOs, restructuring of AD (OL) cadres, finalization of new SDE RR 2014 in line with association suggestions, Diversion of 50% MT quota CAO Posts to the Seniority Quota etc.


B. Declaration of LDCE results, Settlement of Rule-8 transfer cases, Pay loss to JTOs/JAOs recruited after 01.01.2007 and fixation of pay in respect of departmental outsider (TTA) appointed as JTOs, extension of E1+ 5 advance increment benefits to JTO (SRD)/JAO 2013 batch and PA Cadre and other long pending HR issues submitted earlier.


AIBSNLEA has been demanding immediate conduction of Membership verification but due to Hon’ble High Court Karnataka stay order it is delayed.  However, AIBSNLEA is ready to face referendum at any point of time.


All these issues needs immediate settlement as assured by BSNL management on the earlier occasions.


Let us, implement the agitation call with its full strength, defeat the ulterior motives of the vested interests and to get resolve the long pending issues for the betterment of BSNL executives.


04.05.2016 Description: http://www.aibsnleachq.in/new.gifGLIMPSES OF SUCCESSFUL DHARNA ON 3.5.2016   << CLICK HERE FOR GLIMPSES>>


04.05.2016 Description: http://www.aibsnleachq.in/new.gifBSNL CO New Delhi issued instructions to all circle heads to use bio metric attendance machine and compliance report is also sought from all concern. This is as per the minutes of meeting of all HR heads of all circle meet with Dir HR at Delhi on 25/4/2016.

Comrades this system is available in BSNL CO office New Delhi but it seems to be unused and non operative.

In Pune also at MHS BHAVAN the machine was installed but from all the concern the system was not make popular for one or other reason.

Let us hope it should not be an another controversy in procurement of these machines.

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03.05.2016 Description: http://www.aibsnleachq.in/new.gifCHQ NEWS:  Revised Notice for resuming the deferred organizational actions to protest against inordinate delay in implementation of the decisions taken in the meeting held on 14.12.2015.

03.05.2016 Description: http://www.aibsnleachq.in/new.gifBSNL CO Mumbai issued revised posting order of newly promoted adhoc DGM

A regular DE of Sangli SSA was transferred and posted as DGM Adhoc at Kolhapur. AIBSNLEA pointed out to circle administration that the officer is senior and his junior is posted at Sangli so it is against the policy. Both these officers are left with only 9 months of service. We request BSNL CO Mumbai that for nine months we have to spent min. 2 lacks rupees on TA DA etc and it can be saved if this officer is retained at sangli for rest period of 9 months. We also approached to Sr. GM Sangli and expressed our views to Shri Ravikant Sir and immediately Ravikant Sir also wrote a letter for retention of this officer as being sincere and efficient officer. We thank CGMT MH Circle , Sr GM (HR & A ) , DGM (HR) and last but not the least shri Ravikant Sir for his immediate and prompt action for welfare of an executive as well as attitude for saving BSNL money.

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BSNL CO Mumbai issued transfer and postings of 6 regular DEs as DGM adhoc


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BSNL CO Mumbai issued confirmation orders of 52 JTOS working in MH circle


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BSNL CO Mumbai approved 3 refusals for DE L/A but at the same time instructed their respective controlling authorities to make necessary entries in APAR. We request administration such entries will spoil the carrier of the officer and it is against the natural justice of the employee to refuse promotion. This is injustice with them. Looking after promotion is an local stop gap arrangement and basically it is not promotion in true spirit and cannot stand in front the judiciary. We request administration please review the decision.


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28.04.2016 Description: http://www.aibsnleachq.in/new.gifCS met Sr. GM (HR & Admn. ) and DGM (HR) of Circle office and discussed about the filling up of vacancy of PPS, DPC of PA to PS and posting of PS to PGM (CFA).   

Sr. GM (HR & Admn.) assured to take immediate action to fill up the PPS posts and as regards the PA to PS DPC, it was informed that the clarification sought by the BSNL Corporate office has already been sent.  DGM (HR) mentioned that One PA and One PS has already been transferred from WTR to Circle office in consultation with the WTR Administration and they will be joining shortly.

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United Forum comprising AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA served notice to BSNL Management 

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Immediate implementation of the decisions taken in the meeting held on 14.12.2015 issued vide minutes of the meeting through letter no. BSNL/7-3/SR/2015 dated 14.12.2015


1. Immediate implementation of the recommendation of the committee headed by Sh. M. A. Khan, ED (NB) on standard E2 & E3 scales for JTO & SDE Equivalent executives and CPSU Cadre Hierarchy in BSNL, scrapping of the MT, DGM RRs altogether.

2.  Extending 30% Superannuation benefit to the BSNL recruited employees.

3.  Resolution of various other long pending HR issues like taking urgent necessary action for: 

Immediate conduction of various CPCs in all the disciplines to fill up the vacant Group-'A' and Group-'B' equivalent posts in a time bound manner, notional pay fixation of all upgraded pay-scales w.e.f. 01.10.2000, one time relaxation to Steno Grade-III for their promotion to PA cadre, settlement of Pay Anomaly cases where junior executives are drawing more pay than senior executives, special recruitment drive for hard tenure/shortfall circles, FR 22(I)a(i) pay fixation to officiating JTOs, restructuring of AD (OL) cadres, finalization of new SDE RR 2014 in line with association suggestions.

B. Declaration of LDCE results, Settlement of Rule-8 transfer cases, Pay loss to JTOs/JAOs recruited after 01.01.2007 and fixation of pay in respect of departmental outsider (TTA) appointed as JTOs, extension of E1+ 5 advance increment benefit to JTO (SRD)/JAO 2013 batch and PA Cadre and other long pending HR issues submitted earlier.

Organizational actions and schedule:


3 May 16

 "Lunch/Closing Hour Demonstrations" at BSNL CO/Circle/SSA Head Quarters


12 May 16

 One Day Dharna at BSNL CO/Circle/SSA Head Quarters

 25th , 26th and 27th May 2016 (10:00 Hours   to 18:00 Hours).


Three days "Hunger Fast" at BSNL CO/Circle/SSA Head Quarters

 "Work According to Rules" with effect from 25th May 2016 (10:00 Hours) till the settlement of demands. 

 1st June 2016 onwards

"Delhi Chalo" for Indefinite Dharna at BSNL CO. The executives throughout the country will gather at BSNL CO, New Delhi till withdrawal of the MT Notification and settlement of various HR issues. During this period, there will be complete non-cooperation with management.


All the CHQ/COB/CWC/CEC office bearers in Maharashtra, Circle/Branch  Presidents and Secretaries are requested to ensure successful implementation of the above agitation programs by conducting Executive Body/General Body meetings, Press Conferences, Posters etc.

26.04.2016 Description: http://www.aibsnleachq.in/new.gifCS writes to CGMT, MH Circle regarding cancellation of one year old transfer order of executives from Circle Office to Kalyan SSA, issued against the transfer policy.   << click here for letter>>
23.04.2016  Description: http://www.aibsnleachq.in/new.gif Congratulations !!


BSNL CO Mumbai issued promotion and posting order of 23 executives in cadre DE/AGM as DGM (Adhoc). Out of 23 executives BSNL CO Mumbai tried to accommodate the executives on as is, where is basis, except for Sangli and Latur SSA. In both SSAs promoted officers are more than 3 in numbers. It was expected that the seniors will be posted in same SSA and Juniors will be shifted. Administration as usual kept space for ambiguity. Seniors are shunted out and juniors are promoted and posted on the same place. Let us take an example of Sangli SSA. In Sangli 3 officers are promoted as DGM. Out of that the senior most officer Shri Vishnu Gholase is shifted to Kolhapur and the Junior officer to him is kept at Sangli. Shri Gholase is going to be retired in Jan 2017. Only nine months are left for retirement. Sr. GM Sangli also written a request letter to CGMT Maharashtra Circle for retention of Shri Gholase at Sangli. Now for the left 9 months service BSNL has to pay TA/DA in lacks and as well as after retirement again BSNL has to pay the home town returning amount. CS has also written a letter to CGMT Maharashtra to review this order and requested administration to promote the seniors on the same station.


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BSNL CO Mumbai issued transfer order in PA/PS cadre. Two PA/Ps from WTR are being posted to CGMT Maharashtra Circle Office as  PA/PS to work in offices of Sr G M (S &M ) and PGM (CFA). At present For PGM (CFA) office no PS was posted and the work was entrusted to a Sr TOA as a stopgap arrangement. AIBSNLEA was demanding posting of PS to the office of PGM (CFA) Maharashtra Circle Mumbai.


CS AIBSNLEA writes to CGMT Maharashtra Circle for Posting of PPS as per the norms sanctioned by corporate office at an earliest and also to expedite the DPC from the post of PA to PSs and fill up the vacant posts of PSs.


                                       <<<<<< Click for CS Letter >>>>

20.04.2016 Description: http://www.aibsnleachq.in/new.gifCHQ NEWS

BSNL CO New Delhi issued 40 own cost and request transfers in cadre of SDEs(T)

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BSNL CO New Delhi issued 29 inter circle transfers in cadre of SDEs(T)

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BSNL CO New Delhi issued 2 cancellation of tenure transfers of SDEs (T) and 3 retention orders of SDEs(T)

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Status of Court case in Hon’ble Supreme Court regarding seniority of TES Gr. “B”


The case regarding seniority of TES Gr. “B” officers was came for hearing in the Hon’ble Supreme Court on 18.04.2016. The 147 SDEs group raised their voice against the DGM promotion orders issued on 03.03.2016 and 31.03.2016 through an Interim Application (IA). Hon’ble judges on the chair did not agreed on the plea of the concerned advocates and refused to grant any interim order in this regard and adjourned that matter. The case is now expected to be heard in the first week of September 2016. 


Status of requests for cancellation / modification of posting orders on promotion to DGM cadre

Jt. GM (Pers.) mentioned that about 100 request applications have been received for cancellation / modification of posting orders of DGMs but all the cases cannot be considered. Only few genuine / medical ground cases can be considered on the recommendations of the respective CGMs.

Status of CPC from EE (Elect) to SE (Elect)

CPC to fill-up 25 vacant SE (Elect) posts by promoting EE (Elect) has been completed and the minutes of the CPC have been sent to the CMD BSNL for approval thereafter the promotion orders will be issued on receipt of VCRs. 


15.04.2016 Description: http://www.aibsnleachq.in/new.gif                                     HAPPY RAMNAVAMI TO ONE AND ALL

14.04.2016 Description: http://www.aibsnleachq.in/new.gif                                Happy Ambedkar Jayanti!

May the spirit of Self Confidence and Fight against oppression be with us in this AmbedkarJayanti. Wish you all the Happy Ambedkar Jayanti




BSNL CO New Delhi issued guidelines for renting out the surplus and vacant staff quarters to BSNL/DOT/BSNL retired/CPSU employees. Concerned territorial CGMs are empowered to fix the Civil, electrical repair maintenance charges, for Type I, II, III, quarters. These comprehensive guidelines are issued under the policy named as AMRUT Policy to generate more revenue from assets lying idle.

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BSNL CO New Delhi has published the revised calendar of conducting exams and their dates for the Year 2016-17.

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BSNL CO Mumbai circulated the waiting list request transfers in cadre of AGM/DEs as on 31/03 /2016. Total only 14 requests are pending. Out of 14 requests 4 requests are from tenure stations completing their tenure period.

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06.04.2016 AIBSNLEA consistent efforts yielded result in getting released the clarification from BSNL Corporate Office on the method of fixation of pay on promotion w.r.t 2nd Pay revision.

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AIBSNLEA consistent efforts yielded result in getting released the orders for admissibility of Profession / Skill Up gradation Allowance at IDA Basic Pay with 78.2% fitment in respect of Executives and Non-Executives of BSNL 


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 BSNL Corporate Office issued orders regarding counting of pre-appointment training of TTA's as regular service for reckoning 5 tears in the scale of Rs. 13600-25420.


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05.04.2016  BSNL CO New Delhi issued orders in AO grade of transfer and posting and cancellation

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BSNL CO Mumbai published list of longest stay of SDEs of MH Circle


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AIBSNLEA receives communication from the office of PGM (Arch), BSNL CO regarding updating of higher education in Service Book etc. in respect of Shri Rajinder S. Gaikwad.


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                                      OPERATOR WISE MARKET SHARE


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CHQ NEWS GS met Director (HR) and requested to hold a separate meeting to discuss implementation of Khan Committee report on E-2 and E-3 standard IDA pay scales for JTO and SDE equivalent executives and CPSU cadre hierarchy. Director (HR) immediately decided to hold a meeting in this regard by tomorrow at 16.30 Hrs. with the representatives of United Forum comprising of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA.  We also requested to discuss other pending HR issues. Director (HR) assured to look into.




State-run MTNL is working on a plan to operate its mobile services business in Delhi and Mumbai in partnership with BSNL on a revenue sharing basis. MTNL mulls mobile services with BSNL on revenue sharing basis. State-run MTNL is working on a plan to operate its mobile services business in Delhi and Mumbai in partnership with BSNL on a revenue sharing basis. "We are having a very low market share in mobile services and not in a position to make capital investment. We are in discussions with BSNL that can invest in infrastructure and run our mobile business on a revenue share basis," MTNL CMD N K Yadav told PTI in an interview. As per latest TRAI report, MTNL had 36.23 lakh mobile customers at the end of January 2016, accounting for 0.36 per cent of total market share. He said the company has not been able to place the mobile network expansion order for which Nokia Networks was selected due to financial as well technical challenges. Sh. Yadav further said it will have to depend on debt for expanding mobile network and the interest that it will pay on procurement will not be in sync with the income it will generate from the mobile business. "BSNL has high negotiating power as their scale of operation is much larger compared to MTNL. A high level committee at DoT is evaluating the way we can work in sync with other. We are seeing if BSNL can operate MTNL mobile network on a revenue share basis," Yadav said. When contacted, BSNL Chairman and Managing Director Anupam Shrivastava said BSNL is ready to invest and work with MTNL and discussions in this context are going on.  Sh.Yadav said the spectrum payment of about Rs 11,000 crore by MTNL in 2010 disturbed its balance sheet. "Besides principle, it (spectrum payment) increased interest on debt raised by MTNL. We have huge interest which we have been trying to lower by cutting cost and focusing on area where we are strong like fixed line broadband," Yadav said. As per Trai report, MTNL is the third largest player with 13.79 per cent market share in fixed-line connections. MTNL is focusing on converting its landline only users to broadband users, which it expects will increase average revenue per user (ARPU), he said. "Out of about 35 lakh landline customers we have, only 12 lakh are using broadband. We get ARPU of Rs 200 from voice calls and ARPU of Rs 500 from broadband. We are targeting to convert 60 per cent of only telephone service users to come on broadband by December," Yadav added.

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Grand and Vibrant General Body Meeting at Kolhapur on 02/04/16

As notified by Shri Kalgude, DS AIBSNLEA Kolhapur the general body meeting was held at Conference Hall Tarabai Bai Park Telephone Bhavan, Kolhapur on 2nd April 16 at 17:00 Hrs. The detailed report is as below.

The general Body Meeting was attended and addressed by following AIBSNLEA Leaders.

1)  Com C M Saste, Organizing Secretary (W) AIBSNLEA CHQ

2)  Com K A Mohire, President AIBSNLEA MH Circle

3)  Com A G Joshi, Circle Secretary AIBSNLEA MH Circle

4)  Com S S Bhosale Asst Circle Secretary (F) AIBSNLEA MH Circle

5)  Com M N Mujawar DS AIBSNLEA Sangli

6)  Com Shreehari Athwale DP AIBSNLEA Sangli.

 Meeting started exactly at 17:00 Hrs in Conference Hall at Tarabai Park Telephone Bhavan Kolhapur.

Comrade President of AIBSNLEA Kolhapur welcomes all guests and all comrades.

All guests were welcomed by offering flower bouquet.

Com Kalgude DS AIBSNLEA Kolhapur gave welcome address.


In his speech he narrated all activities of AIBSNLEA MH Circle in respect of Finance HR and detailed the points discussed in the meetings held with GM (F) in respect of transfers and postings of Finance Executives, policy matters, Time bound promotions and its progress, looking after orders and their status in respect of finance wing. He also thanked Shri DHAGE GM (F), and Mrs Arya Mam DGM (FC) for their kind approach to resolve all HR issues in a very justified and transparent manner.  Com S S Bhosale also informed the house, that AIBSNLEA has resentment and reservations  over  some issues and modus operandi in Finance Section for tackling the issues by the officers sat on the helm of affairs in finance wing.

Com A G Joshi CS AIBSNLEA MH Circle

At the outset CS congratulate Com  Nitin Shukla, Com Benke and Com Gholase for their promotion as Adhoc Dy.GM and he also congratulate JTOs/JAOs, SDEs/DEs/AOs/CAOs/DGMs who got their Looking after promotions. CS in his speech explained the august house in respect of all HR issues of executives of Maharashtra and detailed the issues one by one and their status progress at present. He thanked the Circle administration for positive reciprocation towards our request.  He thanked Kolhapur Comrades for their active participation in the TU call given by AIBSNLEA MH Circle and making it a success. He informed the house about the organizational activities of Circle Secretary and narrated the report of the meeting with Nagpur/Kalyan head. He also narrated the story and pressure tactics used by the PGM level officer at Circle office for making payment on last day for Rs. 49000/-only. This payment is made for to get relief from neck and back ache pain through YOGA. Finance has raised objection as there is no such provision in BSNL medical scheme. The officer went up to JAO level and pressurized to make payment. As a GOLDEN MEAN the officer submitted an undertaking and make Finance wing to seek clarification from corporate office. CS also explained that why we should oppose the absorption of ITS under 37. They will get one scale higher and will be senior to all (ITS)/non ITS absorbed officers under 37 A. This is an injustice and we should oppose such move. CS also informed the house about the behavior of the then Nagpur PGM and the indifferent attitude towards AIBSNLEA. CS explained the E-2 and E-3 IDA Pay Scales to JTO and SDE equivalent executives. CS informed the house about AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA stand on the issue in detail.

Com C M Saste OS (W) CHQ AIBSNLEA C M Saste

He details of DPCs of various cadres at Central head quarters and explained the present financial situation of BSNL in detail. He explained the role to be paid by

the executives in improving the overall Revenue.  OS (W) given an elaborate speech covering all the 11 disciplines of executives and  the status of all the pending issues viz., standard pay scales ,CPSU cadre hierarchy,30% superannuation benefit, issues relating to the creation of PPS posts in field units, DPCs in the civil electrical and architectural wings at par with SDE/AO and many issues  pending  in the court for promotion from JTO to SDE,SDE  to DE,  JAO to AO,AO to CAO, etc., It was also told by Com C M Saste clearly explained the issues pertaining to the implementation of standard pay scales E2 and E3 and categorically stated that every executive should get up gradation after 5 years to the next scale and will not allow to remain in the same scale for 10 years as agreed by certain quarters.

Com Mohire K A President AIBSNLEA MH Circle

Com K A Mohire President MH circle explained the role of AIBSNLEA in the viability of BSNL. He mentioned the firm Commitment of AIBSNLEA towards the Viability of BSNL. He appealed all to follow the SWAS with true spirit. At last he appealed the all Executives' for make every effort with a team spirit and customer care for making BSNL a vibrant organization. 

In Maharashtra Circle first time a lady comrade is elected as District Secretary

Election of new office bearers were also held on the occasion of Branch conference. Com. Rudramani Patil,  Com. Mrs.Vahida Darwajkar and Com. Patil were elected unanimously  as Branch President, Branch Secretary and Branch Financial Secretary respectively.

 The meeting was concluded with vote of thanks by  Com Nitin Shukla DGM gave vote of thanks.

The Delicious Dinner was sponsored by Com Nitin Shukla Dy.GM Kolhapur.



BSNL CO has declared the results of the LDCE for promotion to SDE (E) grade held on 27.3.2016.Total 14 candidates get qualified and out of those 14 candidates 3 are fro MH circle. We congratulate all successful candidates.

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BSNL CO has declared the results of the LDCE for promotion to JTO (E) grade held on 27.3.2016. This exam was conducted through eligible Gr C employes under 20% quotas.

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30.03.2016   CONGRATULATIONS:  DE to DGM Promotion orders are issued: <<<<Click here for Promotion Orders>>>>

29.03.2016   DAY SPECIAL: This Day in History (29-Mar-1857) – Sepoy Mangal Pandey shot the first bullet of 1857 Indian mutiny in the barracks of Barrackpur against British Empire

Mangal Pandey was part of the 6th Company of the 34th Bengal Native Infantry and was a devout Hindu. In 1857, British officers decided to have a trial run of the newly acquired cartridges with the 19th battalion at Barakpur near Kolkata. The cartridges had the coating of cows’ / pigs’ fat. These cartridges had to be bitten off in order to remove the cover prior use and this went against the religious beliefs of the Muslims and Hindus. The general opinion was that the Britishers had deliberately done this to hurt the sentiments. the soldiers not only refused to use those cartridges but they revolted against such an experiment. On that day, the British officers did not react as they were outnumbered but they decided to call in for reinforcements. British soldiers from Burma came in and  disarmed the soldiers of that battalion, humiliated them and threw them out.

Mangal Pandey was enraged at the idea of the humiliation and on Sunday, 29th March 1857, he revolted. He leapt into the parade ground and started inspiring the Indian soldiers to fight against the injustice. Sargent Major Hudson ordered to catch hold of him but not a single soldier moved. Hudson got hit with a bullet fired by Mangal Pandey. On seeing this, Lieutenant Baugh came towards Pandey riding on his horse but the bullet coming out of Mangal Pandey’s gun went through the horse and the horse collapsed along with the Lieutenant. Before Mangal Pandey could re-load his gun, Baugh took out his gun but Mangal Pandey took out his sword. Baugh fired at him but Mangal Pandey dodged and overpowered Baugh with his sword. Hudson and Baugh ran away.

In the meantime, a soldier named Shaikh Paltu went towards Mangal Pandey and caught hold of Pandey from behind. Pandey managed to shake him off. He also ran away fearing for his life. Afterwards, General Hyeres  came with many European soldiers; but by that time, it was noon and Mangal Pandey was tired. As he realized that he would now be caught by the British, he turned the gun towards his chest and fired. He collapsed on the ground and lost consciousness; only after which the British could catch him. Injured, Pandey was taken to the military hospital. Within a week, he was tried in the Military Court and was hung till death on 8 April in 1857.

29.03.2016   DE to DGM promotion and updates of status of CPC


GS met and discussed the concerned officers of CPC Cell in BSNL Corporate Office and find that about 53 DEs were declared non-eligible to be promoted as DGM in absence of the information from circles regarding their date of joining as Adhoc DE and DE (Regular). After taking the list from CPC Cell Com GS immediately contacted all concerned Circle Secretaries to provide necessary information today it-self to expedite the CPC and to avoid left out cases. Circle Secretaries responded too and about 39 DEs date of joining was immediately collected from all the circles. GS contacted CS AIBSNLEA MH Circle and informed the details of non eligible DEs list from Maharashtra Circle. Total six cases of Maharashtra Circle were being informed by GS. The list is as follows.


Sr NO           Name                              Wkg SSA                           staff no  


1                 Sh. Sayyad Rasul            Kalyan                                30787


2                 Sh. V C Hiremath             Sholapur                            30974


3                 Sh. A.S.Borse                   CO Mumbai                       31036


4                 Sh. N.G.Khondu               Sangli                                32708


5                 Sh. A.C.Choudhari              CO Mumbai                       31120


6                 Sh. R.N.Bhosale                Sholapur                           32723 


CS Maharashtra contacted and spoken personally to all concerned and for CO Mumbai and Sangli Comrade spoken with DGM(Staff) CO BSNL Mumbai, and SMS no and mail id of contact no to AGM(A) and DGM (HR) CO BSNL Mumbai for early report. Out of six 3 reports received (2 from Sholapur and one from Kalyan) and 3 are pending (2 from CO and 1 from Sangli). DGM (Staff) CO BSNL Mumbai assured to send it by tomorrow noon.


About 14 DEs information of their date of joining is still awaited. All the concerned District Secretaries are requested to provide the information immediately by tomorrow morning up-to 12 noon to avoid left out cases.


GS also met and discussed with the Chairman, CPC and other members of the CPC to expedite it by tomorrow so that DGM promotion orders are issued before 31st March 2016 as assured by CMD BSNL to the United Forum. They assured to complete the CPC work by tomorrow itself.


The CPC has been initiated to fill-up 587 vacant DGM posts wherein DEs are being promoted on the basis of TES Gr “B” seniority as per Rule 206 in view of Hon’ble Supreme Court directions. It will cover 213 DGM promotion orders already issued as per TES Gr “B” seniority on the basis of year of recruitment i.e. Rule 1966. Hence, all vacant 800 DGM posts are being filled-up before 31st March as assured by CMD BSNL to the United Forum.


BSNL CO New Delhi issued the notification of postponement of interviews of ITS officers applied and eligible for Recruitment for the post of GM and PGM/CGM in Telecom Operational Stream of BSNL Management Services through immediate absorption basis under Rule 37 of CCS Pension Rules-1972 .

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26.03.2016   BSNL Maharashtra circle Mumbai displayed longest stay of JTOs in MH Circle


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BSNL Maharashtra circle Mumbai displayed longest stay of SDEs in MH Circle


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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday inaugurated an international internet gateway in Agartala. This is the country's third international internet gateway after the ones in Mumbai and Chennai.Tripura chief minister Manik Sarkar in Agartala, Modi in New Delhi and Hasina in Dhaka were connected via video-conference on Wednesday morning before the projects were formally declared open.India will import 10 GB internet bandwidth from an internet port in Cox's Bazar in the neighbouring country. The internet gateway was jointly built by Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Limited (BSCCL) and connected to the 10-GB bandwidth at Akhaura checkpost in Agartala in January.




24.03.2016   BSNL CO has issued orders allowing Counting of past service of Ex-servicemen for reckoning 7 years of regular service towards eligibility for appearing in LICE conducted in 2013. The LICE for JTO was conducted in 2013 as per JTO RR 20001 for vacancies 2012-2013. The minimum qualifying service as TTA in Gr C category was 7 Years. Some of the Ex Servicemen recruited were falling short in their qualifying minimum services of 7 years. These Ex Servicemen represented to the Department as their previous service rendered in arm force may be taken into consideration for appearing the examination. After exhausting all channels these comrades approached to the Honorable Court and as per the court directives the BSNL CO New Delhi has allowed to consider their services rendered in past in Armed forces as qualifying services for appearing the examination. As per the BSNL CO order they will be sent for training and absorbed against the vacancies of 2012-13 as per JTO RR 2001

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22.03.2016   MEETING WITH CMD


GS, FS met CMD BSNL and appraised him about the 7% positive growth taking place in AP Telecom Circle.  He appreciated  the efforts taken by CGMT AP Telecom  Circle and apprised that this month March 16, till today in CM segment 2.2 Million GSM Telephone connections, which may touch 2.5 million target.  Similar efforts are being made in CFA and EB segments for positive growth.  He also mentioned that in the recent inaugural function on 17th March 2016 Hon’ble MOC & IT has advised  Secy. (T) DOT to extend all sort  of genuine help to BSNL.  He also appraised that today also along with Dir (Finance)  he   met  Secy. (T) and member (Fin) DOT for releasing of Rs.1250 crores  Rural Deficit Charges and this  is priority issue at present.


      BSNL Maharashtra Circle published staff strength as on 19 March 16


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AIBSNLEA CHQ demanded proper implementation of SC/ST roaster in BSNL and requested ED (NB) for Updating Roster in the grade of SDE(C) and vacancy calculations under SCF/LDCE quota.


GM (Pers.) informed that PGM (EF) Cell has cleared the file today and it is received by him.  After the approval of MC of BSNL Board the AD (OL) cadre will be restructured immediately.


GS Writes to Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon’ble Minister of Communication & IT, Govt. of India, regarding request for approving certain measures for turnaround of BSNL- Reg.    Procurement of external works of Ministry of C&IT / HRD etc. by BSNL Civil Wing.


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DoP&T has issued orders declaring Thursday, the 14th April 2016, as a Closed Holiday on account of the birthday of Bharat Ratna Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, for all Central Government Offices including Industrial Establishments throughout India. 

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BSNL CO New Delhi has signed MOU with TATA SKY LTD. The MOU is signed for promoting BSNL Broad Band services. BSNL will hand over the Broad Band customer list to TATA SKY LTD and in turn TATA SKY LTD will pursue it for video on demand services.

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Promotion orders of GM (F) to Sr.GM(F)NF orders issued by FC wing of CO BSNL  New Delhi. Shri Madhav Punde sir, get promoted as Sr GM (F), at CO BSNL New Delhi. We congratulate him on behalf of AIBSNLEA MH Circle


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22.03.2016 Description: http://www.aibsnleachq.in/new.gif AO (FC) o/o GM (F)BSNL CO Mumbai published the list of 73 Account executives whose APARs for the period mentioned against their names are not being received at FC section Mumbai. All DS/DP ,activists are requested to please arrange to send the APARS at an earliest to CO BSNL Mumbai FC section as the matter is most urgent.


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Progress is impossible without change; those who cannot change their mind cannot change anything”


CMD, BSNL writes all the Chief General Managers of the field units regarding the expectations of Hon'ble MOC&IT from BSNL in the coming times. Hon'ble MOC&IT while inaugurating a number of new services launched by BSNL on 17.03.2016 was very skeptical about the required publicity of popular schemes already offered to both BSNL landline and mobile customers and gave examples of even some Members of Parliament not being aware of schemes like Night Time Free Calling from BSNL landline etc. Hon'ble MOC&IT also reiterated the fact that mind-set, working and dealing with customer methodology has to change in BSNL immediately and pressed for punitive action against non-performing officers / officials. CMD has especially quoted " Progress is impossible without change, those who cannot change their mind cannot change anything "

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CO BSNL Mumbai FC section called for VC for issuing DGM (F) looking after arrangement promotion from following Four CAOs.


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19.03.2016 Description: http://www.aibsnleachq.in/new.gif A Positive STEP towards the CPSU hierarchy by CO BSNL New Delhi

BSNL CO has issued revised reporting structure for JTO/SDE in Telecom Operation stream in the back drop of acute shortage of manpower in executive fraternity.


The mechanism is purely on administrative expediency, wherever JTOs (not entrusted with looking after arrangement) are proposed to be used in posts/roles manned/assigned for SDEs, so as to meet the administrative needs & shortage at crucial positions and by empowering those JTOs with administrative and financial powers attached with the post subject to the condition that the concerned executive is already placed in that scale i.e. JTO in the scale of E2 and above. Under the arrangement, wherever a JTO is used in place of SDE, i.e. hierarchy will begin from that level itself giving shape to the reporting and reviewing structure i.e. JTO  reporting to AGM. However, in other cases, where the availability allows placement of a JTO under SDE, there the existing hierarchy shall continue. The arrangement has to be worked out in a manner so as to involve minimal transfer/posting.


We were demanding since long back that JTO will report to AGM directly and in Maharashtra Circle already this scheme exists and while calculating the justified strength MH circle is taking into consideration the strength of JTOs + SDEs.


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CO Mumbai issued transfer order in respect of SDEs and all are own cost and request. These orders are issued for non tenure to non tenure stations.


Comrades again the CO BSNL Mumbai office has embezzled the waiting list of SDEs for request transfers published by them of requests up to 31/12/15and published on intranet on 07/01/16. The claim of Smt. Vandana Chavan SDE from Ahemadnagar to Pune was set aside and the name of another comrade from CO Mumbai which was not at all included in waiting list published was taken into consideration for transfer to PUNE.


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18.03.2016 Description: http://www.aibsnleachq.in/new.gif   As per the guidelines issued by CVC for sensitive/non sensitive post base tenure postings, the CE (E) Mumbai office issued transfer orders of SDEs. Comrade if we go through this transfer order we will realize the home work and pains taken by the office of Chief Engineer (Electrical) to give justice and a feel of satisfaction to the executives. We thank CE (E) and the team at CE (E) office for their efforts to satisfy the executives with minimum disturbance and considering all their requests.


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16.03.2016 Description: http://www.aibsnleachq.in/new.gif                                     CHQ NEWS

GS, OS (North), Advisor (South) and CS Tamil Nadu Circle met GM (Pers) and discussed:  A CPC from JTO to SDE (T) and SDE to DE: We requested to expedite the CPCs from JTO to SDE (T) and SDE to DE. GM (Pers) mentioned that JTO to SDE (T) CPC is stalled due to the stay order on promotions from the Hon’ble High Court Kerala & from the Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh. Similarly, SDE to DE CPC is stalled due to the stay order on promotions from the Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh. He further informed that the court case in Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh is posted for hearing to 31st March 2016 wherein final hearing may take place and the Kerala Circle is filing a Miscellaneous Application (MA) for getting the stay order vacated along with the early hearing application.


B CPC from DE to DGM: GM (Pers) mentioned that the CPC work to fill – up about 600 vacant DGM posts is in progress. About 160 DEs missing APARs and VCRs of the eligible DEs are yet to received. Sincere efforts are being made to expedite the CPC and to issue promotion orders before 31st March 2016.


C Consideration request / tenure transfer cases of SDEs/DEs: GM (Pers) mentioned that all the pending request /tenure transfer cases are being examined and the orders will be issued in the month of April 2016.


3% increment benefit on the existing basic pay on the date of promotion instead of the last increment drawn: GS requested to issue revised orders by giving financial benefits retrospectively instead of 19.01.2016. GM (Estt) assured for issuing an early revised order in this regard as the case has been cleared by EF Cell favorably. 



GS writes to Smt. Sujata Ray, Director(Finance),BSNL board regarding  extension of benefits of Past Service and extension of Option benefits to Internal Officials (TTAs) selected against DR. JTO Quota who have applied through proper channel – Case of 2007 & 2008 Batch.


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An Open Session was held at 14.30 hours on 11.3.2016 during the Circle Executive Meeting of Maharashtra Circle at Mumbai.


The following were present:


1                   Com. P. Venugopal, President AIBSNLEA CHQ,

2                   Com. Prahlad Rai, G.S., AIBSNLEA, CHQ

3                   Shri   G.K.Upadhayay, CGMT, BSNL, MH Circle, Mumbai- Chief Guest

4                   Shri   Sandeep Agrawal, Sr. G.M. (HR&A), BSNL, Mumbai – Guest of Honor

5                   Shri Mukesh Bhargava, Principal Chief Engineer (Civil), BSNL, Mumbai- Guest  of Honor

6                   Shri V N Dhage, General Manager (Finance), BSNL, MH Circle, Mumbai – Guest of Honor.

7                   Com.  K.P. Nair, AGS, AIBSNLEA, CHQ

8                   Com. C.M. Saste, O.S., AIBSNLEA,  CHQ

9                   Com. K.A. Mohire, President AIBSNLEA MH Circle

10              Com. A.G. Joshi, C.S., AIBSNLEA MH Circle

11              Com. Kokate, Financial Secretary, AIBSNLEA MH Circle.


The Open Session was inaugurated by Shri G.K. Upadhayay, CGMT, Chief Guest of the Function followed by Prayer.


All the dignitaries on dais was welcomed by the Host Circle and presented Bouquets.


Com. K.A. Mohire, President AIBSNLEA MH Circle in his welcome speech welcomed all the dignitaries on the dais.  He mentioned the AIBSNLEA has been formed by merging 10 DoT Recognized Associations and is flourishing under the leadership of Com. Prahlad Rai.


Com.  A.G. Joshi, C.S., AIBSNLEA MH Circle in his opening remark mentioned that the AIBSNLEA is holding its CEC First Time in Mumbai.  He mentioned that all the HR issuing are being taken up with the Sr. GM (HR & A) who is newly joined in the Circle and is being settled amicably.  He stated that the justice delayed is justice denied and requested the Circle Administration to settle the grievance without any delay.  He appreciated the efforts of the G.S., CHQ in settling the grievances and supporting the Circle Body during the time of crisis.  He also mentioned that with the co-ordination of all the Associations and Unions, SWAS (Service with a Smile) has been started and is very effective.


Com. K.P. Nair, AGS, CHQ in his speech mentioned that as and when Seniors Officers are joined, the Secretarial Assistance should be immediately provided and in case of shortage, the Personal Assistant / Personal Secretary of the subordinate officer should be directed to work under the Senior office till a permanent arrangement is made instead of asking someone other than the PA/PS to carry out the works of the PA/PS.  He also mentioned that in case of any acute shortage of PA/PS, recruitment from the open market as per the R.R. may be taken up with the Corporate Office.  He also mentioned that in the ERP as and when the PA is applying for leave and the controlling officer is sanctioning it, sanction of leave is not possible without entering the HRMS number of the PA/PS looking after the charge of the PA/PS proceeding on leave.  Since most of the officers are having only one PA/PS, it is difficult to make looking after arrangements an requested the ERP / IT team to take some alternative solution. 


Com. C.M. Saste, O.S (W), AIBSNLEA, CHQ congratulated Com. Prahlad Rai for getting the transfer order of Com. A G Joshi cancelled that too before the CEC and requested CGMT, MH Circle to post Com. A G Joshi at Circle Office, Mumbai.  He demanded that the pension contribution should be made on actual basis. He also pointed out that the electricity bills should be levied based on industrial tariff, property tax should not be paid like Kerala Circle, as the property has not been transferred to BSNL so far and requested the CGMT to take appropriate action so as to save BSNL money.  He has pointed out that some executives allotted the Jabalpur Training Centre, are getting it changed by some vested interest people with malafide intention and requested CGMT to take appropriate action to stop the same.


Shri Sandeep Agrawal, Sr. G.M. (HR&A), BSNL, Mumbai – Guest of Honour is his speech extended gratitude to the Association for inviting him for the function.  He mentioned issues related to HR will be always there and if one issue settled, another one will arise.  He mentioned that there will be no difficulty in settling the issues we the association and management work together.  He assured to settle all the pending issues at the earliest.


Com. Prahlad Rai, G.S., AIBSNLEA, CHQ extended thanks for inviting him for the historical CEC at Mumbai.   He mentioned that the Maharashtra Circle is the biggest organization of the AIBSNLEA and is the important circle in the association providing support in policy making issues and HR issues.   He mentioned that Maharashtra Circle is also important circle in BSNL.  He opined that if Kerala and Orissa Circles can make profit, he find no reason why Maharashtra Telecom not able to make profit.  Maharashtra Circle management is very responsible and the public is also very supportive.  BSNL corporate office is closely monitoring the activities of the Maharashtra Circle being the important circle.  He   stated that when the Maharashtra Circle starts making profit,  BSNL as a whole will become a profitable Organisation.  He mentioned that BSNL is not Govt. and not getting any support for CAPEX from the ex-chequer


Com GS expressed his serious concerns regarding continuous trend of the losses in BSNL and emphasized that there is a great need to think over it. Com GS mentioned that all the dues of BSNL i.e. pending rural deficit charges Rs. 1250 crores, BWA refund etc should be cleared immediately by the Government. In his detailed address Com. GS also highlighted the issues showing the indifferent attitude of Government, Encroachment of Rule 37 A pension by introducing 60:40 issue, 78.2% pay fixation in case of BSNL pensioners,  exhausting BSNL reserve funds of 30,000 Crores has adversely affected the viability of BSNL.


He mentioned that non-reimbursement of USO funds, Licence fee, payment of interest on the paper loan of Rs.7500 crores, pension contribution on the highest pay are the other aspects which leads the BSNL into Loss.  In case the pension contribution is paid on actual basis on that account alone BSNL can save 400 crores.  Everything is the calculated strategy of the Govt. to make the BSNL into Loss. 


He mentioned that there 29000 telephones exchange in the country out of which 28000 exchanges are in Rural areas.  The revenue earned from 1000 exchanges in the Urban area is spending  on rural exchanges in rural areas telecom services.


He mentioned that as on 1.10.2000, when the BSNL was formed the staff strength was more and we made profit.  Now the staff strength is reduced to 1.5 lakh, but it is making loss.  It proves that the staff strength is not the reason for the loss.  He mentioned that the rural deficit charges of 1250 crores should have paid before 31.3.2016, the same should have been reflected in the accounts and balance sheet, though it is approved by the Ministry, DoT has not arranged for it.    The commitment made by the Govt. while forming the BSNL was not fulfilled by the Govt. 


Com GS. further explained  the status of HR issues related to mainly CPCs from DE to DGM, CPC of SDE to DE(Regular ), JTO to SDE, JTO to SDE by LDCE,  JAO to AO, AO to CAO, CAO (Adhoc) to CAO (regular), DGM(Adhoc) to DGM (Regular)  & CAO to DGM(F), DPC in Civil/Electrical wing, AD(OL) case of pay equivalent to SDE/AO, DPCs of Telecom Factory and the issues of PA/PS, JTO (Officiating) regularization, PPS posts creation, E2-E3 pay scale , CPSU cadre hierarchy, 30% superannuation benefits issue etc. He informed that due to various court cases at Hon. Kerala high Court & CAT, Chandigarh, there is huge delay in issuance of promotion orders in various cadres. He added that promotion orders may be issued for more than 6600 JTOs, 750 SDEs, 600 AOs, 480 DEs will get promotion within 15 days upon the clearance of stay.  He informed that BSNL CMD has given assurance that all vacant DGM posts will be filled up by 31.03.2016 upon clearance on seniority issue from the Hon. Supreme Court.


He discussed regarding various issues i.e. notional pay fixation of all upgraded pay scales  from1-10-2000, 5 advance increments benefit to JTO SRD, JAO 2013 batch and PA cadre, withdrawal of clarification on reversion of officiating JTOs while sending them to JTO phase II training and Pay fixation case of TTA to JTO outside quota etc.   He mentioned that the creation of the post of PPS in the field units and Sr. PPS in the BSNL Corporate office is in the final stage and the same will be approved in the next Board meeting.  He has explained the status of all other HR issues like CPSU cadre hierarchy, change of designation, 30% superannuation benefit to the BSNL recruited employees 3% pension contribution to the trust for BSNL recruited employees.


He stated that the shortage of the material was one of the major issues and the same was addressed, cable tenders are floated, drop wire responsibility has been given to the Telecom. Factories, this was due to the dedicated and timely efforts of the association which yielded the result, due to which now BSNL become operational profit.  Out of the total revenue 55% is paid towards the wage and 45% is made available for the Operation and Maintenance expenditure.


He mentioned that initially United forum has made Customer delight month, which was subsequently extended as Customer delight Year.


He highlighted about SWAS program and advised all comrades to work efficiently to make BSNL profitable.   The 100 days SWAS will be extended till 31.3.2017.  He informed that BSNL is about to get Rs. 11,000 Crores refund from Income Tax Department, out of which about Rs. 6000 Crores to be utilized for repayment of the outstanding loans and remaining Rs. 5000 crores to be utilized for various operational activities.


He mentioned that BSNL is not a sick industry.  Circles have started functioning well. Many has started in positive direction.  He stated that with the available resources only we have to make  profit.  The only need of the hour is attitude change.  He mentioned that the recent increase in the MNP is due to the change in the attitude.


He mentioned that Association is not only concerned with the HR issues and grievances of the executives, we are there to provide quality service to the value customers.


He also mentioned that many number of melas are organized, Customer Service Centre is extended to outside, even CGM West Bengal Circle has participated in the rally with the employees.  He mentioned that in Airtel 45% of the revenue is from the EB business, whereas in BSNL it is only 80000 and EB of the BSNL needs to the improved a lot.


He also mentioned that Civil / Electrical units have started taking works from other Govt./ Semi Govt. organization and have started earning revenue.    The days have gone to only provide Land line services, we have to provide value added service.  He mentioned that an MOU has been signed with Tatasky to upgrade the services of BSNL.


He state that the biggest present of the Broadband in the country is due to the protest by the associations against the unbundling the copper cable, 30% disinvestment, VRS, etc. 


He also stated that MTNL with 46% disinvestment within 3 time, now taking loan for salaries and pensions and no support has been given to MTNL after disinvesting 46%.  The disinvested money of the BSNL was to be utilized in other various department and not for the growth of the BSNL.  No support from the Govt. is expected and we have to earn ourselves.


He also mentioned that 11000 crores I.T. refund is due to the BSNL which has been awarded by the arbitration award by IT department.


He finally mentioned that CMD is making lot of efforts, upto 31.3.2016 what best can be done to make profit has to be done by one and all by commissioning all the pending lease lines and other connections.


He mentioned that 3rd PRC will get only if we make profit.  Deputationist will get benefit out of 7th CPC.  It is possible not a big task.   Trend of making profit by many circles have started.


Com GS explained the role of AIBSNLEA in the viability of BSNL. GS mentioned the firm Commitment of AIBSNLEA towards the Viability of BSNL. He appealed all to follow the footsteps of Kerala and Orissa Circle for ensuring the viability of BSNL. At last he appealed the all Executives' for make every effort with a team spirit and customer care for making BSNL a vibrant organization


Shri Mukesh Bhargava, Principal Chief Engineer (Civil), BSNL, Mumbai- Guest of Honour in his address  mentioned that whatever possible by the Civil unit to make the BSNL profit is being done.  Renting out of buildings to other Govt. agencies, carrying out the works of other Govt. / Semi Govt. organization irrespective of the amount of profit, etc.    He has extended thanks for inviting him for the function. 


Shri V N Dhage, General Manager (Finance), BSNL, MH Circle, Mumbai – Guest of Honour in his address mentioned that he is proud to become the member of AIBSNLEA which is a true matured and gentle association  and  no other association can match with it.  He mentioned that he has settled many HR issues  with humanitarian approach within a period of 4 months after taking over as GM (F). 


He requested all the accounts personnels to work hard and complete the account closing and submit it to BSNL Corporate office by 31.5.2016 positively.  He also requested all to form committees with Accounts and Engineering executives for the physical verification of the assets and complete it as per target.   


He mentioned that many officer are not joining MH circle on transfer and getting their posting changed / cancelled  and requested Com. Prahlad Rai to get posting of sufficient number of officer in Maharashtra Circle. 


Shri G.K. Upadhayay, CGMT, BSNL, MH Circle, Mumbai- Chief Guest in his address appreciated Com. Prahlad Rai for having thorough knowledge of the issues of the multiple cadres and taking care of the issues of all the disciplines of executives of BSNL.  He mentioned that like earlier days, now there is no much issues left out for the associations.  Even then whatever issues are left out the same will be settled under the leadership of Com. A G Joshi and Com. Prahlad Rai and no grievance will be left out.  He requested all to take care of the BSNL as mentioned by Com. Prahlad Rai. 


He mentioned that many issues were there.  4 years have been wasted  to the non availability of tender for mobile services.  After introduction of e-tender for Phase XI only tender got5 success and now equipment got from ZTE.   The quality equipment got from ZTE has benefited to BSNL.  But, the Maharashtra Circle could not get ZTE equipment, as the Western Region tender was not finalized with ZTE.  CGMT mentioned that as compared to other regions, Western Region got only 400 BTSs as against the requirement of 7000 towers.  No add on order has been given for Maharashtra Circle as the cost of ZTE equipment for Maharashtra circle is costly.  Efforts to get the equipment ordered against Maharashtra for other circles and getting diversion after its receipt has also not agreed by the ZTE. 


He mentioned that unless the Western region gets equipment, Maharashtra cannot flourish and Circle will remain back as compared to any other circles, as floating of another tender may take minimum one and half year, by the time Maharashtra Circle will loose the customers to other operators.      He has requested Com. Prahlad Rai to take up the issue with the BSNL Management to get the ZTE equipment allotted for Maharashtra Circle.  He mentioned that the 10% of the revenue of BSNL is from MH Circle and 25% revenue of the EB is also from MH Circle.  CGMT requested all to bring more and more customers, as the night free scheme is very popular and inspite of free calls at night, revenue has not been reduced on that account. 


He mentioned that youth has to be attracted towards BSNL by offering with value added and prompt services. A separate cell is also working to handle the issues of youth.    CGMT mentioned that BSNL presence in Facebook and twitter is important to attract the youth, as the same is less costly than many other traditional methods.  


CGMT appreciated the efforts of introducing SWAS by the united forum and requested one and all to do it in its true spirit and also request to make best use of the remaining days of the March month.


Shri P. Venugopal, President AIBSNLEA CHQ, in his address appreciated the MH Circle organization of AIBSNLEA for conducting the CEC in a wonderful manner.  He mentioned more than 500 membership has been increased after the last CEC at Satara and the credit goes to Com. A G Joshi and team.  He mentioned that decoration and other arrangement of the CEC is commendable.  He also appreciated Com. Joshi and his CS report giving credit to others for the achievement and taking blame for the failures by himself and has proved himself as a true leader. 


He mentioned that many cases are pending due to court cases and association has limited role in the case of court matters.  Some of the issues may get settled immediately and some may take some time.  Requested members to remain united and not to leave the association which is taking care of every executive for petty reasons. 


He pointed out that GM Amravati and PGM Nagpur is not supporting the AIBSNLEA.  He mentioned that AIBSNLEA is true association and will not take up anything illegal and will always approach the administration with solutions.  He appealed CGMT to advise these officers to proper deal with the AIBSNLEA organization of respective SSAs. 


He appreciated the Whatsapp group activities and messaging method of Maharashtra Circle.  Requested all to participate in the ensuing AIC, during middle of June 2016 at Mysore.  He mentioned that AIBSNLEA Maharashtra is the number One association and will remain No.1.  As regards financial viability, he requested everyone to work hard.   A positive approach from BSNL side is sufficient to retain / attract the customers.  Many flood like situations are handled only by BSNL and the public is very well aware of it.  Keep the BSNL viability as first and foremost issue, rest will be assured by the AIBSNLEA CHQ.


Com. T.S. Gajakosh, D.S., AIBSNLEA Mumbai delivered vote of thanks.


Meeting concluded at 18.00 hours with National Anthem