Finally the truth prevailed. The Review Petition filed by BSNL, AIBSNLEA and SNEA Activists has been dismissed

Finally the truth prevailed. The Review Petition filed by BSNL, AIBSNLEA and SNEA Activists has been dismissed and the Judgement in this regard has been pronounced on 24th August 2020. Today the order copy was issued.

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Going by the Judgement, it is clearly felt that the Review Petition was filed just to delay the promotion of BSNL Recruits and the petition was flawed technically also.

Contrary to the myth created by some groups, the Judgement clearly spells out and vindicates the stand taken by AIGETOA all these while. We are highlighting the salient points of the Judgement vis-a-vis the stand taken by AIGETOA.

AIGETOA Contended that BSNL can not file appeal after executing the judgement partially. – RP order states the same- Page 21-. Last Para

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AIGETOA Contended that only operating part of the judgement needs to be considered. Court says- the same – Operating part of the judgement reveals how Inter-se-Seniority is to be fixed. Page 25 last line.

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AIGETOA said BSNL can do interim promotions in 1:1 ratio between DR and PR quota till seniority is finalised. Court says the same. page 24..Last line of the second Para

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AIGETOA said the judgement deals with Inter-se-Seniority and does not deals with the Intra Seniority within the quota. Court says the same that they have not considered settlement of seniority of individuals and in fact they have decided only on Fixation of Inter Se Seniority between DR and PR quota meaning there was no ambiguity on training centre marks seniority within the quota and date of joining on RY basis. page 25..Last Para.

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So from the judgement and technical points of the order, it is quite clear that there was no problem in issuance of promotions and the same was withheld/denied without any reasons and submissions of AIGETOA was utterly ignored despite having weight and merits. We know that the past can not be reverted but atleast now those who are responsible for this delay should behave in a responsible and non-partisan manner and support AIGETOA in its quest for ensuring justice to the deprived JTOs who are waiting for their promotions since years. From the order, it is also clear that SLP in Honble SC may also not be admitted as after partial execution of order, the appeal is generally not entertained by any court.

We therefore request management to issue the promotions immediately to ensure justice for the deprived lot and also to avoid any further legal complexities. We sincerely hope that management will now ensure the correct action on their part and will extend the long awaited promotions to the JTOs who have been waiting for their promotions since years.

Details of Meeting of AIGETOA CHQ Team with DIRECTOR HR:

As per earlier schedule, CHQ Team of AIGETOA consisting of AIP CHQ Shri Ravi Shil Verma , VP CHQ Shri B K Mehta and OS Shri Vivek Kumar Singh met Director HR on 4th Sept 2020. Director HR Shri Arvind Vadnerkar, Shri Arun Kumar PGM Pers, Shri A M Gupta, Sr GM SR and Shri Manish Kumar GM restructuring was present from Management Side. Following issues were discussed:

JTO to SDE DPC

It was informed by PGM Pers that they are waiting for the judgement copy. After receipt of Judgement copy, final opinion of the advocate shall be taken and action shall be initiated accordingly. We sought clarification that whether there is any deviation from process decided earlier. It was told that there is no such deviation from earlier stand and since judgement has been pronounced, management just wants to be doubly sure of process adopted by them. We extended our thanks and requested PGM Pers to ensure that Promotions from JTO to SDE happens within the month of September itself and process for next DPC and LDCE is notified soon thereafter. We are hoping that management will keep it’s words for issuance of promotions within this one month.

SDE Reversal:

It was informed that complete data has been compiled and the documents have been shared with all committee members. The committee was scheduled to meet in the last week itself but due to sudden demise of close relative of one of the committee members, meeting has been postponed and shall be held once he rejoins. We request all our affected friends to exercise a little bit of more patience. Some times things go beyond our hands. This is one of the same situation. It is difficult for the committee to give report in the absence of one of the committee members. We are expecting this issue to be resolved very soon.

Publication of Seniority List for the VY 2007-08 onwards:

We requested for immediate publication of the subsequent lists. It was informed that legal opinion has been sought from the Senior advocate dealing with the case earlier. Any further action shall be taken only after receipt of legal opinion. We categorically told that VY based Seniority is our right and any deviation from this will lead to injustice for all affected SDEs and shall not be in line with what RR states. Management assured that your right will be protected and justice will prevail .We expect a positive outcome on this issue soon.

BA Merger and Restructuring:

We highlighted discrepancies of the proposed structure especially with respect to Geographical Distance and Positional norms in various grades. We shared the feedback received from various circle members and OBs with management. We also shared our strong opposition on any reduction in the number promotional posts and categorically stated that any reduction in the number of posts beyond stipulated guidelines shall be strongly opposed. We clearly told that management should not consider existing executives as a liability and there should not be any dent to the promotional aspects of executives in the name of reorganisation. We requested for consideration of all pending promotions in all cadres before restructuring. It was decided a detailed meeting shall be further called on the issue to finalise the things in a manner which is beneficial for all. On the issue of shifting of BBNW HQs to Bangaluru, it was informed that the decision has been taken in view that major works of both NCNGN and BBNW are at Bangaluru. We said that such type of change of headquarters should be avoided. However it was assured that no executive will be disturbed from his present place of posting. We once again requested management to reconsider this decision.

The detailed agenda meeting to discuss the issues submitted by association shall be held on 16th Sept 2020.

Dear friends

Our team is on job. There are many who will try to misguide, deviate and befool all but we request all of you to exercise faith and patience and not to get the deterred by unnecessary utterances of other persons or groups. We are moving ahead with focused approach and if we face something which is setback or contrary to our interests, shall be informed to one and all with full transparency so that together we all can fight against any such injustices.

Meeting of Team AIGETOA with Director HR:

Today, AIGETOA CHQ team met Director HR as per the pre-decided schedule. The issues discussed were JTO to SDE DPC, Preparation of Seniority list 2007-08 onwards, SDE reversal 2007 issue, Initial Discussion on Pay Scale and Pay Loss issue. We presented our submissions to Director HR. We clarified the confusion created by office bearers of other association with respect to ERNAKULLAM Judgement. We also clarified why Vacancy Year Based Seniority is Justified and the same should be published for all future lists, We also discussed upon the Pay Scale issue and loss in Pay faced by our younger executives. We also presented the shortcomings of BA concept briefly. The meeting shall be continued on 4th September when the detailed deliberation will take place with respect to promotions, Seniority and Restructuring. Pay Scale and Pay Loss issue shall be discussed in AGENDA meeting which is scheduled to be held in next 10 days.

Friends !!! CHQ team is in consistent queries from members and we request them all to exercise faith and patience. TEAM AIGETOA is on Job and slowly and steadily we shall be taking up all the issues mentioned in our vision document. We know that other association specially one particular association is hell bent on derailing everything and creating confusion instead of cooperating with us for resolution of issues. But we request all to not to to get diverted from their dirty gimmicks. AIGETOA is committed to go to any extent for resolution of issues and we will not act as mere mouth piece and news broadcasters and will take all steps to ensure resolution of issues.

Just remember : TOGETHER We Will.

Team AIGETOA Meeting with Sr GM (Admin), GM(Restructuring), GM(S&M) and SR Cell Team on 31-08-2020:

CHQ Team of AIGETOA met different authorities in BSNL Corporate Office to discuss various issues.

A detailed meeting was held with GM(Restructuring) about proposed restructuring and strength in various grades. It is understood that management is contemplating to reduce the post drastically in various grades on the recommendations of the Deloitte Committee and apparently in concurrence of earlier representative association as only they have attended restructuring meeting. But we have registered our protest and conveyed that any reduction in Promotional Posts which hamper the career progression of the Executives will not be accepted. We are looking forward to have a detailed discussion with CMD BSNL on this aspects. However seeing the issuance of three policy related letters in two days is giving us the impression that management is in a tearing hurry to execute their agenda which appears to completely biased against the interest of BSNL executives and hence we request all to be ready for any consequent action program by our association to protect the interests of the executives. We can not remain mute to such one-sided approach of management.

Team also met GM(S&M) and took up the issue of leakage of revenue through PRBT/Bundled VAS services to vendors which is earned by BSNL specially through prime vouchers.

The Team shall be meeting PGM Pers and Director HR tomorrow on Promotion,Seniority List and Reversal Matter. It is understood that meeting of the committee looking into the matter of SDE reversal cases has met yesterday. The detailed outcome shall be uploaded after discussions with authorities.