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The Special General Body Meeting of AIBSNLEA Dharwad Telecom District Branch, Hubballi (Karnataka) was held on 11.04.2018 at 15.00 hrs in the conference hall of office of the General Manager, Dharwad Telecom District, Hubballi. The meeting was presided over by the District President Com. Vijayakumar Mandi. The meeting was attended by Com. Prahlad Rai, General Secretary, AIBSNLEA, Com. S.K.Hiremath, AIBSNLEA Circle Secretary, Bangalore, Com. V.V. Kulkarni, District Secretary, Com. R.B.Athani, Ex-AGS CHQ AIBSNLEA, Senior Officers and comrades in large number from all cadres.  Retired BSNL Officers and their leaders were also present during the meeting. The Conference Hall was jam packed with the comrades.


At the outset, Com. Prahlad Rai, General Secretary, briefly narrated about the struggles of AIBSNLEA for the last many years for getting better promotion aspects, better scales and better working conditions to the executives working in BSNL.


Com. Prahlad Rai, General Secretary, regarding implementation of 3rd PRC,  told that DPE is likely to send its reply to DOT this week and after receiving the report from DPE,  Hon’ble Minister of Communications will take up the matter in the Union Cabinet  for the relaxation in affordability clause of 3rd PRC report. He informed that due to the opposition of the Associations and Unions of BSNL, implementation of Sam Pitroda recommendations like VRS to one lakh employees, 30% disinvestment, unbundling of copper conductor etc, which were fatal to the existence of BSNL, were not implemented in BSNL.


In his speech, Com. Prahlad Rai, General Secretary, explained in detail how the huge reserves of Rs.36,000/- crores of BSNL swallowed by the Government though wrong policies and made BSNL a loss making/sick PSU. He stressed the need for always to be vigilant and cautious to protect the interest of BSNL.  He advocated the utmost unity and co-operation among the Associations and Unions, to defeat the anti-BSNL moves of the Government. He told that DOT is always showing step mother attitude towards BSNL and as an example he quoted that DOT is charging Pension Contribution on the maximum of the Pay-scale instead of on actual pay drawn, which is affecting the exchequer of the BSNL badly. He told that he brought this fact to the notice of Hon’ble Minister during his recent meeting and Minister immediately ordered the Secretary, DOT to look into the matter for taking corrective measures in this regard.


Com. Prahlad Rai, General Secretary, AIBSNLEA, in his address regretted that many Comrades are going to Courts regarding their promotions without any valid grounds, which resulted in delay in conducting DPC/CPC for promoting the executives to the higher posts/cadres.  He also   discussed about the FR (22)(1) (a)(i) fixation issue, restructuring of AD OL cadre, etc. Lastly, Com. Prahalad Rai, General Secretary, AIBSNLEA, had interaction session with the Comrades for clarifying their doubts.


Com. S.K. Hiremath, Circle Secretary, AIBSNLEA, Karnataka Telecom Circle, Bangalore also addressed the Comrades. In his address he told that Com. Prahlad Rai, General Secretary, is constantly pursuing the implementation of 3rd PRC with Government and assured that we are definitely going to get 3rd PRC with 15% fitment.


Comrade R.B. Athani, Ex-AGS, CHQ also addressed the gathering.  The meeting was conducted by Comrade R.L. Mudrabhat, Member, CEC.  The meeting was concluded with vote of thanks by Com. V.V.Kulkarni, District Secretary followed by the National Anthem.


Com. PrahladRai, General Secretary, AIBSNLEA, was felicitated by the leaders of other unions/ associations of Hubballi during the meeting.

Com. Prahald Rai, General Secretary, AIBSNLEA along with Com. S.K. Hiremath, Circle Secretary, AIBSNLEA, KTK Circle met the family of departed Comrade late Shri B. Ravindranath, Ex Finance Secretary, CHQ and consoled the family members during his visit to Hubballi and he handed over the Cheque from welfare fund to the family.

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April 13th, 2018|



2nd CEC of AIBSNLEA Karnataka Circle was held on 10/4/2018 at O/o PGM BGTD in 6th floor Auditorium, Raj Bhavan Road, Bangalore. The CEC  program was anchored by Smt. Meena Kumari PS. She welcomed the dignitaries to the dais namely Com Ulhas Gurav Circle President, Com Shashidhar Hiremath Circle Secretary, Com S G Hegade BGTD President, Com Tulasiramaiah Circle FS, Com M S Srinivas, Advisor CHQ. Com Ulhas Gurav President presided over the program.  Com N Nagaraju DS BGTD welcomed the dignitaries with bouquet. Invocation song was sung by Smt. Jayshree, Smt Vani Punekar followed by self introduction.  Two minutes Silence was observed for the departed comrades. Respective District Secretaries submitted SSA reports which were sum up by the Circle Secretary and he answered the quarries raised by members. CS submitted detailed report from 12/3/2017 to till date and the same was approved by the house. FS submitted the report till date and the same was also approved by house.


CS welcomed Com. GS AIBSNLEA Shri Prahlad Rai with bouquet. GS AIBSNLEA, Shri Prahlad Rai, congratulated the comrades of Karnataka Circle for the successful conduction of 2nd CEC and thanked the comrades for their participation. In his detailed address Com. GS mentioned that the KTK Circle is a very important Circle for AIBSNLEA.  He appreciated efforts CS and his team for increasing the membership. He pointed out that how govt. has managed to exhaust all our reserves in a very calculative manner and cautioned the members to remain united and alert to safeguard their rights.  Disinvestment policy of Govt. will never allow a comfortable position for BSNL as a bright example of MTNL’s financial position in front of us.  Com. GS mentioned that the viability and existence of BSNL is the most important issue today and we have to analyse the reasons of BSNL’s today’s position. Com GS informed that after more than Rs. 10,000 Crores profit in 2004-05, in recent past years BSNL have made the Losses , which is a serious concern for all of us.  In his detailed address Com. GS mentioned that due to un-helping and over-jealous attitude of some officers in the Govt. i.e. non-payment USOF Charges i.e. Rs. 2000 Crores per Annum from July 2011, withdrawal of ADC from July 2008, Exhausting Rs. 36000 Crores BSNL reserve, non-reimbursement of licenses fee, payment of interest of Rs. 13,000 Crore on notional loan Rs. 7,500 Crores to DoT has adversely affected the viability of BSNL. In addition to this Spectrum Allocation and bidding process on high rates are the example of step behaviour of the Government towards BSNL, which is a Government owned company. Com. GS explained the efforts extended by AIBSNLEA for the creation of a trust in LIC of India for Leave Encashment fund of Rs. 4,825 Crores on which BSNL is earning 400 Crores Interest per annum and leave encashment payment is being immediately. Com. GS informed that 4G spectrum and technology is a must in BSNL for the public perception and its requirement. In view of that last BSNL Board meeting has already taken a decision to get allocated 4G spectrum from DoT. He told that BSNL needs to pay Rs. 10,000 Crore to get allocated 4G spectrum from DoT, wherein, Rs. 2500 crore equity has already been utilized, remaining  Rs 5000 Crore equity amount is pending which can be adjusted towards cost of 50% of 4G spectrum and  remaining  Rs. 5,000 Crore will be paid in 10 equal annual  instalments.


Com GS further explained the burning issues of the Headquarters level. He informed that AIBSNLEA made the presentation to 3rd PRC committee for relaxing the affordability clause due to social obligation and BSNL’s role in natural calamities. He mentioned that BSNL has the responsibilities of TAC/CAG/CVC and Audits and the private operators are not having these responsibilities. But even then BSNL works for nation building and does not think about profit or loss. Com. GS mentioned that the success of DIGITAL INDIA fully depends on BSNL and its Employees. He informed that due to BSNL Union and Associations opposition, the SAM G Pitroda recommendations like 30% disinvestment, VRS to 1 lakh employees, unbundling of the copper conductor could not be implemented  and due to the same only the BSNL is having more than 65% BB market share at present. He explained that how the AIBSNLEA is continuously pursuing these viability related issue with the BSNL Management and DoT. Com. GS opposed the move of the Government for the creation of Tower Company and expressed its negative impact on BSNL. Com. GS thanked all for making successful the call of All Unions and Associations launched w.e.f 30.01.2018.  Com. GS explained in detail the efforts of AIBSNLEA in getting resolved the important HR issues after the formation of BSNL. He appraised the status of HR issues about AIBSNLEA efforts for various DPCs in various cadres for adhoc promotions,  AD(OL) case, creation of PPS posts in field Units, 30% Superannuation benefits, implementation of Standard Pay Scales E2 and E3, Rs 22820/- pay fixation for JTOs recruited in the  year 2007 & 2008, smooth CPSU cadre hierarchy etc. Com GS further explained the role of AIBSNLEA in the viability of BSNL. At last he appealed the all Executives’ for making every effort to implement agitation call and to work with a team spirit for making BSNL a viable and vibrant organization. GS mentioned that the achievements of our association since inception namely promotions of executive transfer policy, TBP for multi cadres.


Com Sagayiraju extended the vote of thanks. CEC concluded with National Anthem

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April 13th, 2018|


Second CEC meeting on 10th April 2018 at Bangalore

Dear DS’s, DP’s, BGTD exectuive members ,Circle office bearer,CHQ office bearer are requested to assemble at 6th floor Auditorium O/o PGM BGTD CTO compound Rajbhavan road Bangalore -1, on 10th April 2018,Tuesday ,10.30 hrs. Com Prahlad Rai GS will join CEC venue at 1400 hrs. He will addresses us on latestinformation in regards to 3rd pay revision ,CHQ level related issues ,Cpsu hierarchy,etc. kindly make use of it.



April 8th, 2018|




Annual General Body Meeting of AIBSNLEA, Hubli Branch was conducted on 03.04.2018
in the Conference Hall of office of the General Manager, Dharwad Telecom District, Hubli. The
meeting was attended by the circle secretary comrade S.K.Hiremath.
Conference Hall was almost full with member comrades from all cadres. The meeting
began with invocation song by Comrade Annigeri, One minute silence was observed in the
meeting as a mark of respect to the departed leader comrade late B. Ravindranath.
Circle Secretary Comrade S.K,Hiremath remembered the contributions of our veteran
comrade and leader late B.Ravidranath to the Association.

Circle Secretary Comrade S.K.Hiremath clarified the doubts raised by various comrades
regarding FR(22)(1)(a) (1) pay fixation issue , DPC/CPC for promotion to the posts of AO,CAO,SDE
& DE, etc’ During his address, Circle Secretary briefed the members about the implementation
of 3rd PRC’ Comrade Circle Secretary told that our General Secretary Comrade Prahlad Rai is
making all out efforts for implementation of 3rd PRC with 15% fitment.
Retired comrades were also felicitated by the Circle Secretary during the meeting.
New Office Bearers are elected for AIBSNLEA, Hubli Branch in the presence of beloved
Circle Secretary for the next three years term of 2018 to 2021. Comrade Vijayakumar Mandi is
elected as District President, Comrade V.V.Kulkarni as District Secretary and Comrade Sudhakar
B. Mutalik as Finance Secretary. All the new office bearers took oath in the presence of the
Circle Secretary.

The Meeting was conducted by comrade R.L.Mudrabhat very smoothly.
The meeting was concluded with the Vote of Thanks by the District president
Comrade Vijayakumar Mandi,


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April 6th, 2018|