| GS writes:
1 Smt. Sujata Ray, Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding our submissions for implementation of Hon’ble Supreme Court judgment dated 14.12.2017 in the matter of fixation of seniority of TES Group “B” officers in BSNL on the basis of Rule 206.
| JTO (E) to SDE (E) promotions:
BSNL Corporate Office issues instructions for preparation of APAR evaluation sheets of the JTO (E) for regular promotion to the grade of SDE (E) for vacancy year 2016-17 and 2017-18.
All the Circle Secretaries are requested to kindly bestow their personal efforts for submission of the desired information to the BSNL Corporate Office at the earliest.
| Meeting with GM (Pers.), BSNL Corporate Office:
GS and President met GM (Pers) and discussed regarding CPCs from JTO/JAO to SDE /AO, SDE/AO to DE/CAO, DE to DGM of equivalent cadres in all disciplines. We requested to expedite CPCs from JTO/JAO to SDE /AO, SDE/AO to DE/CAO, DE to DGM of equivalent cadres in all disciplines. GM (Pers.) mentioned that SDE to DE CPC (4300 posts) is in process and DE to DGM CPC (900 posts) has also been initiated in view of the recent Hon’ble Supreme Court judgment on implementation of SC/ST roster. He further mentioned that JTO to SDE (T) (3500 post under SCF quota for the year 2009-10 and 2010-11) promotion issue is under discussion and shortly a decision will be taken in view of the Hon’ble High Court Kerala judgment. The same principle will be adapted for AO to CAO (1327 posts) promotion as being done in DE to DGM promotions. Similarly, JAO to AO (2450 posts) CPC will also be expedited.
| Meeting with Director (HR), BSNL Board
GS, President, AGS (F) met Director (HR) and discussed regarding CPCs to fill-up the vacant Group “B” and Group” A” level posts before implementation of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy: We requested Director (HR) to expedite CPCs to fill-up the vacant Group “B” and Group ”A” level posts before implementation of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy. Director (HR) mentioned that GM (Pers) has been directed to expedite the CPCs in all disciplines to fill-up the vacant Group “B” and Group”A” level posts. She assured an early action in this regard.
| Core Committee Members meeting with CMD BSNL:
CMD BSNL called a meeting of the core committee members of ll Unions and Associations wherein Comrade GS along with core committee members i.e. GS.BSNLEU, GS/NFTE and GS/SNEA attended the meeting. CMD BSNL mentioned that joint efforts of BSNL Management and all employees are required to increase the revenue of BSNL.
CFA segment: He mentioned that Broad-band connections surrender is taking place due to speed limit constraints and FTTH growth is also not much. He further mentioned that we should explain the customers that Broad-band copper market is not for speed, it is for download wherein maximum 2Mbps to 20Mbps. The tariff under Rs. 99 Plan 70 GB down load is available for speed purpose Mbps Plan through FTTH should be recommended wherein the Exchange to Subscriber premises wireless network is being created on revenue sharing basis through channel partners immediately. CAPEX will be arranged to have our own wireless system.
Cable TV operators (Local TV) are also facing threat from JIO and now we will make them cannel partner on 50:50 revenue sharing basis. In this manner the Brad band target has now been increased to 20 times.
CM Segment: CMD mentioned that in CM segment 40% revenue has gone down which has affected cash flow. The main reason is that BSNL don’t have 4G spectrum and metro cities lie Delhi & Mumbai. Now BSNL decided to deal directly with retailers along-with franchises. The commission will be paid 12% whereas Reliance JIO is giving 9% and Airtel 5%. Proper monitoring system on retailers is very much required. Recently BSNL has signed an MoU with Patanjali Group and now offering a special plan of Rs. 144 with unlimited voice, 1.5GB data per day to all Patanjali card holders. Through this we should capture the market.
EB Segment: CMD informed that last year our revenue growth was positive in this segment by providing maximum lease line circuits after 7-8 months JIO is also entering in this field. To compete with now BSNL officers have to leave their rooms and go for marketing. And this moment is known “KAMRA CHHODO – Leave the Rooms”. In this manner, CMD clarified that BSNL has to increase its revenue without depending on Govt support. At this stage, we can not ask Govt support in view of the implementation of 3rd PRC. We assured to discuss the matter and mobilize the employees in this regard.
Incentive to BSNL employees and BSNL pensioners: CMD informed that we are finalizing an incentive scheme under Marketing Cell to the BSNL employees and BSNL pensioners for selling the BSNL brands and to become channel partners.
| Congratulations! BSNL CO issues clarification on applicability of E6 IDA pay scale up-gradation under EPP to Gr. B absorbees working as DGM on adhoc basis:
AIBSNLEA’s consistent efforts yielded results in getting released a clarification from BSNL Corporate Office that the Group “B” abosrbess working as DGM on adhoc basis (availing E5 pay scale) shall be eligible for consideration of time bound pay up-gradation to E6 scale under the EPP if otherwise eligible on the same consideration as being done for other executives.
| GS writes:
1. The GM (Pers.), BSNL Corporate office regarding:
(a) Representation from Shri Santosh Sahebrao Bhore, Sr. SDE, HR No. 199705138 Maharashtra Circle regarding Willingness for NCNGN Circle with HQ at Bhopal
2. The GM (SR), BSNL Corporate office regarding:
(a) Requests for grant of immunity from transfers to the District Secretary of AIBSNLEA Barabanki SSA under UP (East) Circle
3. The GM (Estt.), BSNL Corporate office regarding:
(a) Requests for transfer / posting / cancellation / retention in the Cadre of JTO
| Up-dation of data in ERP for preparatory work for promotion to different grades / streams.
BSNL Corporate Office issues instructions for immediate up-dation of data in ERP for preparatory work for promotion to different grades / streams. <<Click here for letter>>>
Now the responsibility to enter data has been entrusted on each individual executive / officer to enter correct data for which a POP UP has been provisioned in the ESS Module of ERP Portal for up-dation of data by individual employee himself.
All the CHQ Office Bearers, Circle/District Secretaries are requested to kindly educate all employees to fill-up the correct data in the ESS Module so that the CPC works can be completed in a shortest time frame.
| Meeting with GM (FP), BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi:
GS, President, AGS (F), OS (West) and CS (MH) met GM (Finance), BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi discussed regarding the CPCs to fill-up the vacant posts of AOs and CAOs before notification of the Cadre Hierarchy to avoid litigation. GM (FP) mentioned that the CPC from JAO to AO promotions has been initiated for about 2000 AO posts wherein the JAOs recruited in 2013 will be covered. CHQ is pursuing with the applicants in CAT Bench Bangalore to withdraw the case.
Similarly, the CPC for the promotions from AO to CAO has to be initiated after taking legal opinion from the Pers. Cell and CGM (Legal), BSNL Corporate Office in view of the directions given by the Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh on considering the catch up rule on promotions. She mentioned that about 1327 CAO posts will be filled up by conducting the CPC. The APARs/VCRs of the eligible JAOs/AOs have been called for from the circles. The APARs of 2015-16 and 2016-17 will be downloaded from ERP but it has to be complete in all respect. GM (FP) requested all concerned including AIBSNLEA in completing APARs at the earliest so that the CPCs can be conducted before notification of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy in BSNL. Circle Secretaries are requested to get completed the screening committee report in respect of promotions from JAO to AO.
| Meeting with Director (HR), BSNL Board, New Delhi:GS, President, AGS (F), OS (West) and CS (MH) met Director (HR) and discussed regarding:
A CPC from JTO (T) to SDE (T) SCF quota: We requested Director (HR) for issuing promotion orders from JTO (T) to SDE (T) under SCF quota in accordance with Hon’ble High Court Kerala judgment delivered on 05.06.2018. Director (HR) directed Pers. Cell to expedite CPC immediately. Also marked our letter dated 08.06.2018 to GM (Pers) for consideration.
B Finalizing the CPCs calendar to fill-up the vacant Group “B” and STS level vacant posts: We requested to give necessary directions to all the cadre controlling GMs/PGMs/CGMs for initiating the CPCs to fill-up the vacant Group “B” and STS level vacant posts. Director (HR) directed her OSD to issue necessary instructions to all cadre controlling authorities to prepare and submit the CPCs calendar immediately.
C Affairs of Maharashtra Circle wherein the executives are being transfer on look after arrangements: We requested Director (HR) for her kind intervention and issuing the necessary instructions to the Maharashtra Circle for not transferring executives on look after arrangements as per the existing policy. Director (HR) assured to look into the matter.
| Revised seniority list 147 LDCE passed executives of TES Gr. “B” equivalent to SDE (T) – Attempt to get stay on implementation of the revision of seniority orders:
In an attempt to get stay order on implementation of the BSNL Corporate Office letter dated 06.06.2018 an application was filed in the Hon’ble PBCAT New Delhi under OA No. 357/2018 Rupendra Pathak Vs M/o Communications. The case was listed at Item No. 23 today in the Court No. 2.
Senior Advocate appeared on behalf of the petitioner pleaded for grant of stay order on implementation of the revision of seniority order issued by BSNL on dated 06.06.2018. AIBSNLEA advocate intimated the Hon’ble court that the petitioner is enjoying wrongly assigned seniority which has been corrected after Hon’ble Supreme Court judgment dated 12.12.2017.
Hon’ble court thereafter posted the case for further hearing on 15.06.2018
|Meeting with Member (Finance) held on 07.08.2018 (Left out issue): We also expressed concerned against the recent procedure being adopted for the payment of pension from CCA instead of banks to BSNL pensioners. Member (Finance) clarified that BSNL pensioners will continue to draw their pension from banks only as per the exiting arrangement. Some internal procedure is being modified wherein CCA will directly give the information to the banks regarding pensionary benefits. This way the procedural delay will be minimised.|
| GS writes:
1 The CMD, BSNL regarding our submissions for promotion from JTO (T) to SDE (T) under SCF quota consequent upon judgment of Hon’ble High Court of Kerala.