Meeting with CMD BSNL : GS, President met CMD BSNL and discussed regarding:- (a) Meeting with PMO on Revival of BSNL/MTNL : We enquired about the outcome of the meeting With  PMO  yesterday  on revival of BSNL/MTNL.  CMD confirmed that a presentation on BSNL Revival plan was made to PMO by him and mentioned that PMO is seriously working for revival of BSNL he confirmed that 4G spectrum will be allocated to BSNL shortly, Monetization of BSNL’s non-core land may be decided by DoT and VRS to BSNL employees from the age of 50 onwards will be offered. Regarding HR issues of BSNL employees are under consideration in DOT only these issues were not taken up in PMO meeting.

(b) Letter of Comfort on Bank Loan: On Letter of Comfort given by DOT to BSNL Banks have raised certain queries from DoT which has been sent to DoT to clarify, so that Banks can grant loan to BSNL. 

(c) DE to DGM Promotion: We requested CMD BSNL to consider DE to DGM(Engg.) promotions  to fill-up 891 vacant DGM posts since CPC has been completed 3 months before and the VCRs are expiring in the first week of April-2019.CMD mentioned that CPC work is in progress and Pers. cell is making efforts to issue promotion order shortly .

03.04.2019:  Meeting with Advisor (Finance ), DoT : GS and President met Advisor (Finance ) , DoT and discussed regarding :a. Letter of Comfort to BSNL for Bank loans : Advisor (Finance)  DoT mentioned that BSNL has sent letter for giving some clarification to Banks to availing loan by BSNL for OPEX , shortly the clarification will be given by DOT to enable BSNL for taking loan from Banks.

b. Financial support to BSNL : Advisor (Finance)  mentioned that after the meeting with PMO, DoT will issue instructions that BSNL premises will be given on lease basis only to private parties and even to Government offices including DOT Term Cell / CCAs.  All the CCAs have been directed to help BSNL in completing  the mutation of lands at the earliest so that  BSNL Land / buildings can be leased out immediately . DOT Term cell / CCA offices have been directed even to pay electricity bills of their office to BSNL.  Already instruction has been issued to pay salary by DOT to the BSNL staff working on deputation in DOT.in this manner BSNL’s revenue will be increased by  20%  . DOT is making efforts to arrange payment of interest amount of Rs 2371 Crores against the BWA spectrum refund delay.

c.  VRS  in  BSNL :  Advisor (Finance)   mentioned that VRS in BSNL will be offered to the employees of age 50 years and above . reduction of age from 60 to 58 years may be decided by the next government as recommended by DOT / BSNL.

c. Timely disbursement  of salary to BSNL employees : Advisor (Finance)  informed that for the disbursement  of February, 2019 salary ,DOT released Rs 500 crore to BSNL and will ensure that salary disbursement in due time.

e. Regarding Pay revision and Pension revision of BSNL Employees / Retirees: Advisor (Finance) mentioned that pay revision of BSNL employees is under consideration it will take some time for decision. Regarding pension revision of BSNL employees Advisor (Finance)  assured that  he will discuss the matter with DDG (Estt.) to reply to DOP&PW letter at the earliest

 f.  Denial of 1st Time bound Promotion under EPP after 5 years by Pr CCA Kolkata : we expressed our serious concern against the denial of 1st Time bound Promotion under EPP after 5 years by Pr.CCA Kolkata despite the direction/ clarification by DOT Kolkata Pr. CCA. denial of 1stTime bound Promotion under EPP after 5 years by Pr. CCA Kolkata. Advisor (Finance ) mentioned that after our last meeting the necessary instructions from DOT HQ were issued to Pr CCA Kolkata for settling  all the cases of BSNL pensioners under EPP provisions in true spirit . He assured to provide the copy of the letter given to Pr CCA by DOT in the next week to us.