AIGETOA, SNEA and AIBSNLEA jointly decided to launch the struggle – Letter to CMD BSNL

FORUM OF BSNL EXECUTIVES ASSOCIATIONS (AIGETOA, SNEA & AIBSNLEA) writes to Shri P K Purwar, CMD/BSNL jointly demanding Promotion of all the eligible Executives on Time Bound basis before Restructuring and post reduction. Define road map for promotion to higher posts and scrap MT/DR DGM RRs. No Looking After/Adhoc Promotions, only regular promotions. The promotions should be extended to all w.e.f. 01.07.2018 onwards as and when the Executives fulfill their eligibility criteria. We will be compelled to oppose any Restructuring and post reduction before Promotions.

AIGETOA , SNEA and AIBSNLEA jointly decided to launch the struggle.

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Meeting with Shri Arvind Vadnerkar, Director (HR) on 10.09.2021

CHQ leaders of AIGETOA, SNEA, SEWA (BSNL) and AIBSNLEA met Shri Arvind Vadnerkar, Director(HR) on 10.09.2021 and held detailed discussions on promotion to BSNL Executives. It is informed that Restructuring is in very advanced stage and it will be presented to MC in a couple of days.

  1. We demanded that all eligible Executives as on date should be promoted before restructuring and only viable option is Time Bound Promotion for all eligible Executives before the Restructuring. BSNL Board has approved Time Bound Promotion Policy in May 2018 itself and promotions should be ensured in a time bound manner for all eligible Executives, we demanded. The concern on Reservation can be addressed by incorporating a provision for following Govt/DoPT guidelines on Reservation protecting the constitutional rights. The promotions should be extended w.e.f. 01.07.2018 onwards as and when the Executives fulfill their eligibility criteria. We also told that other issues which have been raised by various sections from time to time may be addressed in the policy by involving all the stake holders and drawing a consensus. It will be pertinent to mention that Management Committee of the Board is empowered to decide on such changes in the policy.
  2. We also requested that before Restructuring, all the Adhoc DGM(T/F) Executives should be made regular DGM(T/F) as sufficient vacancies are available and thereafter all posts should be filled on regular basis. Further, a merit based fast track promotion should also be introduced for DGM equivalent and above grade for promotion to higher positions from among meritorious BSNL Executives to lead BSNL by creating adequate number of such posts. Current MTRR and DGM RRs should be scrapped altogether and replaced with internal fast track mechanism.

Earlier CHQ leaders of AIGETOA, SNEA, SEWA (BSNL) and AIBSNLEA met and deliberated the Restructuring process and its deadly consequences on career progression of the Executives. Even small increase in the number of posts is not going to address the issue. There is a huge disconnect in numbers proposed by management and actual requirement of the posts to ensure smooth promotion for all eligible Executives in all the Grades across all the wings. It is also deliberated that the existing vacancies especially in AGM/CAO equivalent grades are also not getting filled owing to complexities associated with respect to SLP at Hon Supreme Court, relating to Reservation and the management is also not trying for any solution taking excuse of the situation.

After detailed discussion, it is decided to work jointly for the career progression of all the Executives either by making Time Bound Promotions without linking it with availability of vacancies or by getting so many numbers of posts which ensures smooth promotion for all eligible Executives in all the Grades across all the wings in a time bound manner without stagnating any Executive in any cadre or stream.

Associations agreed to pursue for implementation of the Board approved Time Bound Promotion Policy of May 2018 with incorporation of provisions for following Govt/DoPT guidelines on Reservation protecting the constitutional rights. The promotions should be extended w.e.f. 01.07.2018 onwards as and when the Executives fulfill their eligibility criteria.

Associations will also demand that all the Adhoc DGM(T/F) Executives should be made regular DGM(T/F) as sufficient vacancies are available and thereafter all posts should be filled on regular basis. Issues raised by AIGETOA and AIBSNLEA on the policy will be pursued to be implemented. It was discussed that changes required to consider those issues can easily be addressed by Management Committee of the Board.

Associations agreed for incorporation of a merit based fast track promotion should also be introduced for DGM equivalent and above grade for promotion to higher positions from among meritorious BSNL Executives to lead BSNL by creating adequate number of such posts. Associations will also demand for scrapping of Current MTRR and DR DGM RRs and replaced with internal fast track mechanism.

Other than promotional aspects, all issues pertaining to Pay, Promotion and Pension shall also be jointly pursued by all.

Meeting with Shri P K Purwar, CMD BSNL on 09.09.2021:

CHQ leaders of AIGETOA and SNEA met CMD BSNL Shri P. K. Purwar and communicated that if BSNL management is going ahead with Restructuring and post reduction without working out the promotional avenues for its Executives and finalizing the future road map to fill up the top management positions in the company with meritorious candidates, then it is going to meet stiff resistance and opposition from all the Executives. Normally, norms are framed after conducting extensive work study in the field units, but no work study took place and restructuring process has been converted into a pen paper exercise aimed only for reduction in posts. The inputs given by Associations highlighting the shortcomings of the restructuring proposal has been completely ignored and management moving ahead with drastic reduction in posts which is not at all acceptable.

We said that management cannot simply ignore the fact that BSNL Board has approved a proposal in May 2018 where they want JTO/JAO Equivalent level Executives to reach to post of AGM in a time of 15 years of service. Such type of demeaning of Executives where management wants JTO/JAO/SDE/AO Equivalent grade officers to stagnate for as long as 12 years for their first promotion and 25 years for its second promotion will lead to a disastrous situation in BSNL, where every Executive will be in a state of unrest and will give rise to a serious conflict. We categorically demanded CMD/BSNL to put on hold current restructuring proposal and requested him to deliberate a proposal which leads to a complete transformation of organization in all respects including the work culture, motivation, promotional avenues, and recognition of Merit.

BSNL Board has approved Time Bound Promotion Policy in May 2018 itself and promotions should be ensured in a time bound manner for all eligible Executives, we demanded. CMD BSNL said that he remains open to further discussion and told us to discuss with Director HR, BSNL Board.

Later, both Association leaders met Shri Vivek Banzal, Director(CFA) and Shri S. K. Mishra, Director(CM) also and demanded Time Bound Promotion for all eligible Executives, before the Restructuring.

Notification of Election of the Central Collegiums Election:

GS AIGETOA notified the Central Executive Committee Meet and Election of New Central Collegiums of AIGETOA on 18th & 19th October, 2021 for the next three years tenure and for transaction of business and Election of New Central Governing Body of AIGETOA CHQ. The Collegiums Election will be held on 19th October, 2021 from 10:00 Hours onwards and the result will be declared by the same day at 18:00 hours. The nomination for the Collegiums can be sent latest by 7th October 2021 in the enclosed format by the Circles. Final elected list of the Central Collegiums’ of the AIGETOA will be displayed on the AIGETOA CHQ website www.aigetoachq.org by 19th Oct 2021 for information to all. The Central Collegiums of AIGETOA CHQ elects the next Central Governing Body of AIGETOA CHQ, whose election has been scheduled on 25th Jan 2021, about six months prior to its tenure.

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Meeting on the Promotion and Restructuring:

Yesterday, CHQ leaders of both AIGETOA and SNEA discussed the ongoing Restructuring processes, which entails drastic reduction of posts. It will block the entire career progression of all the Executives, both Associations acknowledged.

It has concluded that Promotion in a time bound manner is the only solution for this and there is an urgent need for Fierce United Struggle to address the promotional issues of executives. Finally both sides decided to demand promotion for all eligible executives, time-bound promotion before any Restructuring and meet the CMD in this regard on Thursday itself and place the demand and address the issue immediately. Further discussion will continue for a common minimum program and other Associations will also be approached.

We will speak to SEWA and others also to join hands for the goal.

AIGETOA handed over Rs 28.75 Lakh to its members family as a DRF scheme

AIGETOA has lost it’s 23 valuable members in recent Past due to Covid -19 pandemic and other reasons. Whole AIGETOA family is very sad on this untimely demise of these 23 esteem members all over India.

No one can fill the gap created due to this sudden death in those families .

To fulfill our commitment for the welfare of our members family as per our DRF scheme AIGETOA has handed over cheque of 1.25 lakh to nominee of each of these 23 AIGETOA members immediately as and when cases received from respective circle bodies of AIGETOA.

AIGETOA is also trying for compensation ground appointment of these members spouse so that there families can financially survive in this tough time.

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