AIGETOA meeting with Shri Devusinh Chauhan, Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications, Govt of India at BSNL CO, New Delhi:

Hon’ble Minister of State for Communication visited BSNLCO, New Delhi on 24.07.2021 to have interaction with BSNL management (Board Members & senior officers). The CMD BSNL given presentation and apprised various dimensions and need of the company to the Hon’ble Minister. It has been learnt that the Hon’ble Minister in the meeting with management has asked for a detailed roadmap for next five years for the sustainability and growth of the organisation. Thereafter, a meeting with the leaders of Recognized Associations and Unions was also arranged with the Hon’ble Minister by the CMD BSNL.

In the meeting with associations and unions, AIGETOA was represented by GS Wasi Ahmad and Vice President Shri Badri Kumar Mehta while AGS Sunil Gautam and CS Delhi Shri Rajeev Meena remain present. The other participants of the meeting were SNEA, BSNLEU and NFTE.

The leaders raised major issues specifically associated with BSNL sustainability and employees hardships. Following points were raised in the meeting to the Hon’ble Minister.

  1. Immediate launching of 4G service by way of up-gradation of the BTSs and procurement and steps for moving towards the launching of 5G service.
  2. Immediate settlement of dues to BSNL, amounting Rs.39,000 Cr, by the DoT.
  3. Immediate steps to off-set BSNL debt, through the monetization of lands.
  4. Disbursement of salary on the last date of every month.
  5. No monetization of BSNL towers and Optical Fibre as is being planned by the Finance Ministry / Government of India.
  6. Improvement in BSNL service through investment in the network, which is in depleted conditions.
  7. Better utilization of the capabilities of 22000 Engineering and Account professionals by way of timely promoting them in middle level management for contributing in better way in the growth of department, as these officers were recruited by BSNL directly from the market through all India selection mechanism and have good potential to be utilized at proper level. Inspite of the formation of 20 Yrs, BSNL couldn’t grow its own recruited officers under management succession plan was also raised.

Earlier AIGETOA welcomed the Hon’ble Minister with a flower bouquet and shawl as mark of respect.

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AIGETOA meeting with Director (HR) on 22.07.2021:

In view of the protest call, a meeting of the association leaders with management arranged on 22th July, 2021 over zoom to discuss the pending issues and resentment lead for the organizational activities by the association. The meeting was arranged on the initiative of Sr GM SR to take stock of the issues and hold a dialogue between the association and management in the larger interest of the organisation. The meeting held under chairmanship of Director HR and it was attended by PGM Pers, Sr Estab, Sr GM SR, GM Restg, DGM SR and other officers of the BSNL Corporate Office. The association side was represented by Shri Ravi Shil Verma, Shri Wasi Ahmad, Shri Yogendra Jharwal, Shri Badri Mehta and Shri Pavan Akhand.

The meeting held in cordial atmosphere and association extended thanks to the management for releasing long pending JTO to SDE Order but apprised that a serious resentment is prevailing in the field due to lukewarm response on many other long pending issues, recent release of inconsistent speaking order and curtailment of promotional posts in the initial proposal of restructuring, which will result in serious stagnation in the career of all executives. The association raised every issue in length and its repercussion and fallout on the executives and the organisation. The meeting lasted for two hours due to discussion on all issues between the two sides.

Finally, Director (HR) assured for his personal efforts to resolve the issues one by one in a timely manner and requested the association to defer the call at least for 2-3 months and continue the ongoing dialogue process for the settlements of all outstanding issues in the larger interest of the department. The association requested Director (HR) to issue a record of discussion of the meeting to instill confidence in the infuriated executives so that association can arrive at a decision as per the assurance. The Director (HR) assures for release of the RoD.

Accordingly, the association has decided to take a call on the ongoing program after release of the record of discussion.

AIGETOA invited for Hon’ble MoSC Meet:

Sr GM SR called on GS AIGETOA and formally invited the association to attend the proposed meeting of Hon’ble Minister of State for Communication, Govt of India. The proposed meeting is scheduled to be held in Corporate Office New Delhi on 24-07-2021. The association will raise the issue of importance for BSNL and it’s executives fraternity infront of the Hon’ble Minister.

Updates on the Meeting held with BSNL Management on 22.07.2021 :

Today a meeting was convened by SR cell to discuss and deliberate upon the demands raised by AIGETOA vide it’s notice dated 13.07.2021. The meeting was chaired by Hon’ble Director HR and was attended by PGM Pers, Sr GM SR, Sr GM TRG, Sr GM Estt, GM Restg, DGM SR from management side. Shri Ravi Shil Verma, Shri Wasi Ahmad, Shri Badri Kumar Mehta, Shri Yogendra Jharwal and Shri Pavan Akhand attended on behalf of AIGETOA. All issues mentioned in the demands were discussed threadbare and conclusions arrived on Certain Points. Management Sought two months time for taking the major issues towards settlement and requested the association to atleast defer the action program by 2-3 months.

Association representatives said that whatever that has been discussed and decided be captured in black & white and a record of discussion be issued. We informed that though we welcome the gesture of management towards positive settlement of issues but any decision on next course shall be taken only after issuance of the record of discussions and going through the firm assurances given by management.

The meeting was held through zoom and lasted for two hours.

We have decided to wait for the record of discussions before any decision on next course is taken.

All CHQ, CS and CPs are requested to take note of the above and wait for issuance of recorded discussions.

Representation to Hon’ble Prime Minister of India On CURRENT STATUS of the BSNL and APPEAL for the INTERVENTION

Representation to Hon’ble Prime Minister of India on CURRENT STATUS of the BSNL and APPEAL for the INTERVENTION

Dear Friends,

BSNL is passing through a tough time and revival package approved by the Govt of India in Oct-2019 and VRS of more than 78000 employees, reducing the wage bill from 1200 Cr to 560 Cr, have not ended the misery and even the basic right of timely salary and medical needs are absent for the employees. No significant growth in the revenue by BSNL, Non rollout of 4G, No land monetization and ever increasing liabilities of debt is pushing the organisation in a serious vicious cycle. AIGETOA has always raised its voice for sustainability of organisation at all platforms as we understand the serious fallout on the employees recruited by BSNL on account of any mishap in the fortune of the company. In absence of any proper social security measures, the employees recruited by BSNL are very concerned along with other employees for their future due to the current state of the company. So, AIGETOA has decided to raise the voice once again for bringing the organisation on the right track by draw the attention of the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India and senior dignitaries of the government for the national strategically important asset BSNL.

In this regard, AIGETOA will be running a campaign through memorandum as part its organisation program. The memorandum will be submitted by General Secretary, Circle Secretary District Secretary of the association to the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India and other senior functionaries of the government from 22nd July, 2021. Our OBs will reach to all employees of BSNL and appeal them to support the movement by submitting the memorandum. We will also be reaching out to the Hon’ble Members of Parliament and the esteemed citizens of the country to support the cause. Every CHQ/CS/DS OBs will try to meet Hon’ble Member of Parliament of their constituency and appraise the prevailing condition of the national asset BSNL and plead for the support by forwarding the memorandum to the Hon’ble Prime Minister.

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PROPOSED PROGRAM OF AIGETOA

22nd to 26th July 2021: Mass representation by all employees to Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Hon’ble Home Minister of India cum Chairman of GoM, Hon’ble Minister of Communications and filing of grievance on PGRMS portal to request for fixing of the reasons/accountability for failure of BSNL Revival Program and wastage of around Rs 69000 Cr of public money of Govt Exchequer.

22nd July 2021: Quitting of all official WhatsApp Groups on protest.

28th July onwards: Start of Non-Cooperation Movement.

4th-5th August 2021: Applying of Two Days Leave as a Protest.

4th-5th August 2021: Two Days Dharna by CHQ, CS & CP OBs at Delhi CO.

AIGETOA submitted letter for accommodating request ERP Executives

AIGETOA once again raised the matter of ERP Team continuation under one Leader for its best coordination and efficiency and settlement of request cases of the executives to their choice places in NCR as assured by the Director (CFA). The remaining executives of ERP Ghaziabad have submitted their request letter to the concerned authority. AIGETOA has compiled these cases and wrote to the Dir(HR) to accommodate the cases as per their choice.

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AN APPEAL TO ALL EXECUTIVES ON LAST DAY OF MEMBERSHIP CHANGEOVER WINDOW

AN APPEAL TO ALL EXECUTIVES ON LAST DAY OF MEMBERSHIP CHANGEOVER WINDOW

AIGETOA speak honestly and work dedicatedly for all streams and all grades as we have shown in earlier. It’s a time to shape up your voice and channelize your energy by strengthening the hands of AIGETOA through subscribing its membership. Every member of the association makes an impact in the decision making and focusing the strategy for resolution of the issues. So, your joining will give us more vigor to fight for all your legitimate rights as well as it will further embolden our voice in front of management with your support and work towards sustainability of the organisation also.

We have delivered some results in last one fortnight including the JTO to SDE Promotion, which were shown as impossible task by previous majority association despite of the fact that no situation has changed except that AIGETOA is now working as Majority Association with honest intent. We have categorically assured that all left out cases of 2008 batch will be covered through supplementary DPC by recalculating the vacancies of the period taken into account i.e. Dec 2018. We also hereby assure all other batches JTOs that still vacancies of subsequent years will cater our needs for promotion in SDE grades. The promotion of existing SDEs to the next grade will further provide the opportunities. Now, we will be focusing on AIEL-3 and finish it at the earliest by making it a defined task by ensuring collection of the data in a time bound manner and preparation of the list. We have also met the Director (HR) and held detailed discussion for notification of LDCE for SDE for all pending vacancy years in a short interval. Similarly, we have also demanded for notification for LICE for JTO to fill up the space created by the SDE Promotion. The Dir(HR) has agreed to notify both LDCE and LICE in a short notice. So, your support will definitely give us a reason to work more for the all cadres.

Promotion in the grade of AGM/CAO equivalent is now one of the other neglected area, where our executives are stagnating in the same grade from last 8-17 years and it’s a high time that we all should unit to overcome the situation and ensure promotion to all of colleagues who have already completed the requisite residency. In 2018, the post up-gradation was carried out by BSNL to ensure promotion to bulk of the executives to overcome the legal hurdles. In similar fashion, now the management should realize to promote our people to AGM Grade by utilizing all vacancies to overcome the current legal hurdle. The executives working in AGM grade will automatically vacant the position by moving upward in the channel by occupying the DGM posts. So, management should find a way to ensure one promotion to all SDEs/AOs, who have completed their residency period before restructuring finalization and may take the works as per the need of the organisation. This will give much needed respite to these executives, in the current time where our employees are suffering with delayed salary, no pay revision, no timely medical facilities, no suitable Pensionary mechanism to BSNL recruited employees and no other entitled benefits from the company.

Similarly our colleagues in Civil, Electrical, Architecture, CSS, CSSS, Telecom Factory is stagnating for much more than the requisite residency period and must be promoted to next higher grade to keep them motivated for the progress of the organisation in one of the most difficult time.

The issues of E2 Pay Scale for JAO/JTOs are affecting our youngest lot of executives who are suffering with severe pay loss on account of the E1 scale and their sagging moral needs to be upgraded by extending E2 Scale to all JAO/JTO for addressing their one of the most awaited issue. Similarly, other issues are also haunting the executives and their settlement is also our priority as already discussed in the agenda meetings. We are confident to settle them with our rigorous persuasion and determination and with the help from all our members as well executive’s fraternity.

In the last, one again, we appeal all my executives to subscribe the membership of AIGETOA if not done till date, as today is the last day to give up more power and support to fight for your cause as well as for the sustainability of the organisation.

Flash News on E1 plus Five Increments

As assured in the Agenda meeting, Estt. branch of BSNL CO has referred the matter to GM Restg. of BSNL CO to expedite the matter of E1 plus Five Increments Pending before BSNL Board by convening the meeting of HR committee of BSNL Board. It is expected that by next week Restg branch will issue letter to committee members in DOT to for necessary action for expediting the decisions.

AIGETOA serves revised notice for organizational program

Since, a good and positive environment was created from the management side by considering and acting timely on some agenda points which included one of the major issue of JTO to SDE DPC, the association also reciprocated and did not press organizational programs of the served notice dated 18.06.2021. But the recent unreasonable speaking order issued by BSNL to change its own decision of August 2020 to even deny the quota in a vacancy year (inflicting serious damage to the meritorious candidates) despite of the ongoing discussion is nothing but breach of trust by the management and it has created serious resentments in fields. Further, management’s efforts to curtail down number of posts through restructuring process has made the executives restless as it will be further depleting the very limited promotional avenues available to the executives resulting in huge stagnation in every grades and many other HR issues are also pending for resolution. This forced the association to rethink its earlier stand and as decided in the All India CHQ, CS & CP Meet, AIGETOA has served revised notice for organizational programs with amended schedule to lodge our strong protest and seek the kind attention of the management against the injustice and severe stagnation in the career prospects and settlement of the long pending Hr Issues, Revival & Sustainability of BSNL and Timely Payment of Salary.

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DEMANDS

  • Timely disbursement of salary on last working day of the respective months.
  • BSNL’s Revival in its true spirit with full focus on maintenance/coverage related issues.
  • Supplementary DPC for left out candidates by re-verification of vacancies and immediate notifications of LDCE for all vacancy years for the SDET Grade.
  • Extending Immediate Promotions in SDET to AGM (T) grade, as SDETs are stagnating in the grade for 8 to 17 yrs. Similarly extending promotion in JAO to AO, AO to CAO, DGM equivalent and parity in promotions in other streams i.e. Elect, Civil, Arch, CSS, CSSS and Telecom Factory.
  • Provision of enough posts in promotional grades as proposed by the association in the ongoing Man Power Planning of Executives (Restructuring Plan) to ensure smooth career progression. Introduction of Internal Fast Track Promotion Mechanism and Scraping of MT RRs.
  • Reviewing the unreasonable speaking order and continuing of SDE Seniority List-9 and circulation of subsequent lists (based on VY basis, in line with Quota specified for LDCE & SCF).
  • Extension of E2 scales for JAO/JTO equivalent grade and E3 scales for AO/SDE equivalent grade and settlement of Pay Loss Issue (E1+5 and 22820/- and Pay fixation of DR JE to JTO).
  • Enhancement of total SAB to 30% (shortage of 8.2%) and formation of PRMB Trust with defined contribution. Deposit of pending SAB amount (due since April-2020) with interest.
  • Onetime settlement of LDCE-2007 SDE Reversion issue as assured in 1st Agenda Meeting and Streamlining of Bond Related issues of newly recruited JAO/JTOs as per agenda meeting item.
  • Compassionate Ground Appointment to nearest dependent of the employees, who met untimely death during the current Covid Pandemic Period by treating it as Death on Duty.

ORGANIZATIONAL PROGRAMS & SCHEDULE

22nd to 26th July 2021 : Mass representation by all employees to Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Hon’ble Home Minister of India cum Chairman of GoM, Hon’ble Minister of Communications and filing of grievance on PGRMS portal to request for fixing of the accountability for failure of BSNL Revival Program and wastage of around Rs 69000 Cr of public money of Govt Exchequer.

22th July 2021 Quitting of all official WhatsApp Groups on protest.

28th July onwards Start of Non-Cooperation Movement.

4th and 5th August 2021 – Two Days Dharna by CHQ, CS and CP OBs at Delhi CO HQs.

4th and 5th August 2021Applying of Two Days Leave as a Protest.