Joint Meeting of AIGETOA & AIBSNLEA held on 25th Aug 2015 at Phani Bhusan Vidya Vinod Manch at Kolkata

A meeting of joint session of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA was held on 25th August 2015 at 19.00 hours at Phani Bhusan Vidya Vinod Manch at Kolkata :

Smt. Baby Rani, Vice President CHQ AIBSNLEA presided over the meeting. She welcomed one and all for the meeting and requested to participate actively in the discussions.

Shri Prahlad Rai, GS AIBSNLEA briefed about the circumstances under the decision was taken to join together with the AIGETOA and detailed about the memorandum of understanding between both the associations. He also briefed about the activities that have taken place after the coming together. He detailed about the resolutions passed in the Hyderabad joint meeting. He also briefed about the issues taken up with the BSNL management in the joint forum, issues of common interest, approach of BSNL management towards the MT Recruitment, issue of agitation program notice, proposals submitted jointly to the BSNL management for settling the interest of common interest, etc. He also explained in detail the efforts of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA in resolving the important issues that is implementation of CPSU cadre hierarchy, E2 E3 standard IDA pay scales to JTO & SDE equivalent executives, 30% superannuation benefit to the BSNL recruited employees and other HR issues related to all the cadre, that is CPCs to fill up group B and group A level vacant posts, PPS post creation, restructuring of AD (OL) cadre, regularization of officiating JTOs, anti dating of pay, etc. He assured an early settlement of all these issues.

He requested all the delegates and Circle Secretaries to convene joint meetings at their circles and discuss the common issues. He has requested all the participants to propagate the joints efforts taken by the AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA amongst the executive of BSNL throughout the country. He mentioned that unity is the strength and if stand united, BSNL management has to think twice before taking any action against the agitation.

He expressed that all the long pending HR issues will be sorted out very shortly.

Shri R P Sahu, GS AIGETOA in his speech mentioned that after observing the progress on joining hands together, it is observed that there are members joining from SNEA due to the unity. There is a strong unity within the organization irrespective of settling the issues after joining together. He has briefed about the stand of BSNL management, actions taken by the one association and their approach towards the MT Recruitment, faith of the Direct Recruited executives in the BSNL after introduction of MT Recruitment. The anti approach of the one association towards the MT Recruitment is known to every concerned executive. He further mentioned that the experience of GS AIBSNLEA unbeatable and non-comparable with any other leader. We should make efforts to enroll the Direct Recruited executives who are members of other associations and strengthen our organization before the referendum. He has requested all participants to strengthen the organization by enrolling the members.

Shri Ravi Shil Verma, President, AIGETOA mentioned that it is nearing one year since our last joint meeting when we have signed MOU. The faith and unity and understanding has already reached at CHQ level and expected that the same scenario is prevailing in the circles. In case any circles has not reached a united platform so far, the same has to be attained immediately. He expected that the unity will continue and both associations continue to work together and work as one for the betterment of the BSNL and its members.

Shri A K Kaushik, GS TEAM in his address stated that by demanding to stop MT Recruitment, we are not demanding anything new. In the erstwhile DoT, at the time of absorption we have given in writing that bound post based promotion upto the rank of Jt. GM our demand is due to the reasons that we deserve for it. He also urge upon both the association to merge together and work as one for the betterment of the members. The experience and energy of both combined together is the unity of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA.

Shri Amit Gupta, veteran leader assured full support for any action for the betterment of the executives of BSNL and for the association.

Thereafter, a question answer session was held. Members asked various questions regarding the matter in Kerala Courts and Chandigarh courts, etc. Both GSs replied the queries of the members. GS, AIBSNLEA advised members to become party in the respective cases. GS, AIGETOA suggested that association may implead for vacation of the Stay on the promotion orders.

The following Resolutions were passed unanimously.

  1. It was resolved that the forum will consistently pursue all the issues as mentioned in notice and if need arise forum will not hesitate in launching struggle in short notice.

  2. Forum will strongly oppose the ongoing recruitment process of outside DGM/MT and demand for complete scrapping.

  3. All the circle and district branch of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA will start drive for comeback of executives and join AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA.

  4. It is resolved that in CEC meeting of both the associations, the CSs of other association be invited to have interaction and share the views. If possible a joint session of CEC be conducted to achieve the goal of membership drive.

  5. Any attack on the association either by management or by others be resisted jointly.

  6. Both the associations are in favor of promotions and any stay order taken by individual will be protested jointly and if need arises, both the association together will move towards legal battle.