GS AIGETOA writes to the Director HR for inclusion of the names of such SDEs in the published seniority list-9 for VY 2006-07, who were already promoted in 67% Seniority Quota on 30.03.2011 and improved their seniority by qualifying and getting promoted in 33% Completive Quota for VY 2006-07 through LDCE held on 04.03.2012.
AIGETOA writes Sr GM(Admin) for immediate submission of the report by the committee constituted on 28.12.2020 for deciding the modalities for concessional FTTH connection to the below JAG, as discussed in the AIGETOA second agenda meeting on 11th June, 2021.
The association expressed its serious resentment for the delay and argued strongly for early extending of concessional FTTH connections for below JAG level executives and demanded for submission of the report by the committee without further delay. It was also highlighted by the association that during recent pandemic, the executives had to face serious challenges in carrying out WFH responsibilities. In the reply, it was assured that the committee also agrees with the views expressed by the association for need of concessional FTTH connection and it will be submitting its report very soon.
AIGETOA writes the Director HR to immediately issue of the reminder letter for the standard scale of E2 for JTO/JAO and E3 for SDE/AO as per the decision of the agenda meeting and start follow up with the authorities of the Dept of Telecom for early release of the order. The association also written for immediate constitution of the committees on pay loss issues as discussed and decided in the meeting.
AIGETOA apprised management about serious resentment among employees due to regular delay in the disbursement of salary and demanded immediate payment of the salary for the month of May, 2021.
The association cited the Hon’ble High Court hearing, where the court has said that Salary is a fundamental right under Article-21 and non availability of fund cannot and shall not be accepted as excuse for untimely payment of the Salary. The association also cautioned the management for proper redresser else it may seek other recourse to resolve the issue.
AIGETOA is continuously working for the justice to the families of the employees, who met unfortunate demises in the Covid Pandemic period. The association is demanding to give Compassionate Ground Appointment to the valid dependent of the deceased employees considering it as “Death on Duty” along with other suitable compensations for the deceased families. In this regard, AIGETOA Team is reaching out to different law makers including Ministers and Members of Parliaments for recommending its Memorandum to the Hon’ble MoC, Govt of India, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad Ji.
In this regard, Shri Shushil Kumar Modi ji, Hon’ble MP of BJP (Rajya Sabha) & Ex Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar and Shri Ram Kripal Yadav ji, Hon’ble MP of BJP (Lok Sabha)and Ex Minister Govt of India have recommended our Memorandum to the Hon’ble Minister of Communication Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad ji for favourable decision.
AIGETOA writes for approval of Standard Scale and extension of E2 to all JTOs and JAOs equivalent grade. It is important to note that BSNL has recruited and promoted young & qualified JTOs/JAOs post 2K7 but continuing them in lowest Scale E1. It is inflicting severe losses to these young officers recruited/promoted post 2K7 including LICE and GATE JTOs and JAOs joined BSNL in recent years. They are facing serious losses on account of being placed in E1 Scale and thousands of them, who got recruited post 2K10 are getting initial basic of just Rs 16400/-.
AIGETOA warned that the situation has completely infuriated these young executives and needs immediate solution of their standard Pay Scale E2, else the industrial unrest is bound to happen and the association will fight for the cause.
AIGETOA once again raised the matter of the SAB Pension Fund to make it updated, whose payment is pending since April, 2020. It was strongly raised that due to delayed payment of the SAB Pension fund, interest of the intervening period is not given by LIC and hence management should make the payment of all due amount along with the interest for SAB Pension Fund of BSNL Recruited employees. It is shocking to note that not even a single Pension Case started under “SAB Trust Rules of BSNL” despite to the fact that thousand of BSNL Recruited Employees (Few Executives and mostly Non Executives) took VRS in Jan-2020 (more than a year before) on the call of government and most of them were entitled for SAB Pension. On the other hand entire machinery of BSNL was put on job to settle Pension Cases of DoT absorbed VRS opted employees, which again shows sheer discrimination by the management towards BSNL Recruits. Some people are trying to weaken you on behest of the some sponsored group but you have to be very cautious. Friends, it is very important to see that voice and strength of AIGETOA remains intact else no one is bothered for you in this department even for your entitled benefits.
AIGETOA appreciated the decision of the management to form the Committee for the Health Insurance Policy for BSNL Employees but also cautioned the management about its scope and mandate. The association told that it will be too early to comment on the formation of committee without having in depth information about scope and mandate of the committee but we find it apt to remind management that providing health care is duty of Employer and throwing it on the heads of Employees will not be accepted under any circumstances.
AIGETOA is firm in this regard and will not allow any tinkering in the responsibilities of the health provisions by BSNL. So, any Health Insurance Policy initiated by the department for executives and employees must be borne by the BSNL.
AIGETOA has reached out to the Hon’ble Minister of Communication for Appointment of Dependent Family Members of officers/officials who met untimely death during this Covid-19 Pandemic Period under the Compassionate Appointment Scheme by treating all such deaths as “Death on Duty” and providing adequate compensation and other support measures to the family of deceased employees. Team AIGETOA is also following up the matter with authorities in the DoT for implementation of the above measures.
AIGETOA has strongly objected to discriminate between the causes of death and demanded to immediately include all death cases in BCF Policy and incorporate other measures in the notified Policy as suggested by the association earlier.
AIGETOA also demanded to declare all death cases due COVID or it’s related complications as “On Duty Death” and demanded adequate compensation for the families in line with the earlier communication dated 04.05.2021.