AIGETOA writes to the Director HR raising serious objection for indirect diversion of employer’s responsibility to the shoulder of employees by introducing the group health policy with payment of premium by employees. It is unfortunate to note that BSNL is even not following the footsteps of MTNL, which is providing the health insurance facility to their employees by paying the premium. The association demanded for payment of premium by the BSNL as the health care has to be borne by the employer.
GS AIGETOA writes to CMD BSNL regarding deferment of AIGETOA Organizational Program on appeal of the BSNL Management.
GS AIGETOA writes Hon’ble Minister of Communication Sh. Ashwini Vaishnaw Ji to reaffirmation of our cooperation and extension of good wishes on assuming the high offices of Ministry of Communications and request for meeting.
Grand of special Casual Leave to the CEC Members for AIGETOA CEC Meeting to be held on 2nd & 3rd Aug 2021 in Online mode.
BSNL Management has issued one more appeal to defer the ongoing call of the AIGETOA in line with the discussion held with the Director HR on 22.07.2021. Although few major points have been left in the record of discussion issued and these have been raised to the Sr GM SR as per the discussion held on which she has assured to bring to the knowledge of Director HR BSNL. In the meantime, the restructuring meeting is also scheduled to start with AIGETOA on its submissions from 28.07.2021.
CHQ governing body in the meeting held yesterday night unanimously decided to consider the request of the Director (HR) to enable the discussion in an amicable environment and defer the ongoing agitation program with a believe that resolution of issues will happen in 2-3 months time as assured in the letter. Further, we believe that the management will cease the opportunity and consider our request to ensure sufficient number of promotional post in restructuring as submitted by AIGETOA and one promotion to all eligible executives before implementation of restructuring.
The decision to defer the appeal has been taken in view of the discussions held on 22.07.2021 wherein Director HR categorically told that management is considerate on all the issues and they shall be taking positive action on all the genuine issues related to executives. Director HR also told that management has already shown it’s positive intent by moving forward on JTO to SDE DPC despite many criticalities. He reaffirmed his commitment for taking care of left out JTOs and also promotions in other streams and grades. With respect to Restructuring issues, he said that management is considerate on the subject of promotional avenues, stagnation and number of posts and discussion on these aspects should be given a chance before moving on to extreme steps. Director HR also told that within next 2-3 months, things will be visible on ground and results of the efforts will definitely be seen. Association side also expressed that while we also believe that amicable resolution should be given a priority, but time and again, changing stand by management on issues forces us to do so. However, as per the request of management, AIGETOA can consider deferring the program but any change in the stand of management may force us to resume the action programs and that too with more vigor.
Accordingly, we have decided to defer the programs as of now. However this deferment is subject to be launched immediately in case we feel that there is deviation from the assured path. Despite the deferment, whole rank and file of AIGETOA should be ready to react immediately in case things do not settle as per discussion and satisfaction of AIGETOA especially that with respect to covering the left out Candidates for JTO to SDE DPC and ensuring sufficient number of posts in various streams and grades.
We extend our heartiest thanks to our esteemed members and supporters to make the organisational call successful by quitting WhatsApp groups to lodge their strong resentment by Ten Thousand Executives approximately. Now we request all of them to resume the previous position on account of deferment of the call and devote to improve position of BSNL despite of all challenges to bring back our beloved organisation to the path of growth.
BSNL Corporate Office constituted a committee for review of cluster mechanism. Committee will submit its recommendations within 3 weeks on following points.
- Any change in rate ( both Maintenance and provisioning)
- Any change in penalty / Incentive
- Any change in SLA (only improvement)
- Any addition of work ( along with measurability / estimated rate )
- Any other suggestion.
GS AIGETOA writes to Secretary, DOT for refund of the amount along with interest for the surrendered BWA Spectrum by BSNL.
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.
- 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.
- Immediate settlement of dues to BSNL, amounting Rs.39,000 Cr, by the DoT.
- Immediate steps to off-set BSNL debt, through the monetization of lands.
- Disbursement of salary on the last date of every month.
- No monetization of BSNL towers and Optical Fibre as is being planned by the Finance Ministry / Government of India.
- Improvement in BSNL service through investment in the network, which is in depleted conditions.
- 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.
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.