AIGETOA has reached out to the Hon’ble Minister of Communication for Appointment of Dependent Family Members of officers/officials who met untimely death during this Covid-19 Pandemic Period under the Compassionate Appointment Scheme by treating all such deaths as “Death on Duty” and providing adequate compensation and other support measures to the family of deceased employees. Team AIGETOA is also following up the matter with authorities in the DoT for implementation of the above measures.
Circle Conference cum Annual General Body Meeting of AIGETOA Assam Circle was conducted successfully as per the constitution of AIGETOA on 30th May 2021 through Online Video Conferencing Mode. The Topic of Open Session was “Business in Present Times: Challenges & Opportunities for BSNL.”
The Chief Guest of the function was Shri Avinna Kumar Pahi, CGMT Assam Circle. The function was warmly started with the welcome address by Shri Satyajyoti Nath Circle Secretary Assam and Shri Jitu Raj Doley , Circle President Assam threw light on the topic of Open Session . The Guests of Honour were our dynamic All India President Shri Ravi Shil Verma, Our beloved & Energetic General Secretary Md Wasi Ahmad, AGS CHQ Shri D K Sahoo, Shri Ashok Kumar Acharya Joint Secretary-East who participated in the event and graced the occasion. OS East Shri Dinesh Roy also attended the function.
In the afternoon session, Conference cum AGM continued to elect the New Governing Body of Assam Circle under the guidance of our esteemed leaders Shri Ashok Kumar Acharya Joint Secretary-East as CHQ Observer and Returning Officer Shri Uttom Jyoti Bharali.The following Circle Body was elected for the next three years tenure of AIGETOA Assam Circle :
Circle President: Jitu Raj Doley
Circle Secretary: Satyajyoti Nath
Circle Finance Secretary : Niku Das
Vice President I: Saurav Borgohain
Vice President II: Jyotimoy Saha
ACS-I(HQ) : Mukhesh Doley
ACS-II: Naquib Alam
ACS-III: Amir Hussain Ansari
ACS-IV: Nibaran Wary
ACS-V: Kamal Kumar Boro
ACS-VI: Leena Deori
AIGETOA CHQ congratulates the newly elected Assam Circle Governing body and wishes all the very best to the AIGETOA Assam Circle Office Bearers for all associational activities in Assam Circle.
AIGETOA extend profound thanks to the Director HR and GM Training for considering the request of AIGETOA for postponement of EPP Exam scheduled from 1st June, 2021 and safeguarding the interest of executives by giving relaxation for the next increment for those who have completed Two Year in the current Pay Scale but couldn’t appear in the exam due to prevailing Pandemic of Covid19. Team AIGETOA received representation from various executives across the BSNL and was consistently pursuing for postponement of online EPP Exam since 3-4 days in view of then extensive travel involved by the executives from their place of posting to the respective RTTC. Finally the efforts yielded positive result. We also want to apprise that AIGETOA is pursuing with the management to end this online exam process and instead of it introduced one or two weeks refresher course at different RTTC for some meaningful betterment of administrative and technical skill after the up-gradation of scale else close the whole process.
AIGETOA writes to the Director HR for postponement of EPP Exam in view of Pandemic spread in the country. AIGETOA also demanded to replace the exam with 1-2 weeks training program for the executives after normalization of the situation. But the increment of those Executives should not be affected, who have completed two years in the scale.
AIGETOA has strongly objected to discriminate between the causes of death and demanded to immediately include all death cases in BCF Policy and incorporate other measures in the notified Policy as suggested by the association earlier.
AIGETOA also demanded to declare all death cases due COVID or it’s related complications as “On Duty Death” and demanded adequate compensation for the families in line with the earlier communication dated 04.05.2021.
AIGETOA welcome the notification of BSNL COVID Fund Policy on 20.05.2021. Definitely, the policy is not completely as per our suggestion and expectation, what we submitted to the management with the name of BSNL Benevolent Fund and covering all untimely demises of our fellow BSNL colleagues instead of only COVID in the notified policy. So, the initiation of the policy should be welcomed by all and we assure that AIGETOA will keep on striving for further improvement in the policy as suggested by us earlier.
The current notification in a time bound manner has given some respite to the families, whose bread winner has lost the life due to COVID and now it’s our duty to ensure that the benefits should be extended to the families without any further delay. Teams AIGETOA at district and circle level are requested to expedite the process at OA/BA/Circle Level with personal persuasion and ensure that no case left unattended.
AIGETOA has already taken up the matter of inclusion of all untimely death of BSNL working employees in the Policy with the CMD and Dir(HR) BSNL Board, at least from here onwards, to give the much required support to the families of deceased employees, as death is a death, which devastate the entire family irrespective of its cause. So, BSNL should be more sensitive towards its employees and must include all death cases, which is already implemented in many organizations with much higher amount. Further the fund should be kept always operational instead of running it for a specific period to keep the coverage intact for all time. We will ensure that our suggestions are incorporated in the BCF policy by the management to ensure benefits to all who meet untimely death due to any reasons.
Training Cell, BSNL CO, New Delhi issued instructions regarding conduction of financial up-gradation examination under executive promotion policy (EPP) in view of the ongoing pandemic and schedule of the examinations.
With profound thanks, we wish to intimate that much awaited Group Mediclaim Policy initiated by AIGETOA have started functioning with 35,873 beneficiaries in first phase.
We extend our thanks for the faith shown in the health insurance policy powered by AIGETOA. The Group Mediclaim Health Policy has been issued on the name of “All India Graduate Engineers & Telecom Officers association” (AIGETOA), BSNL by New India Assurance Co Ltd (Government of India Undertaking) and Medi Assist as TPA. Despite some uncalled negative campaign by few, people have shown their faith, thereby proving the fact that truth and good works do not have association or union boundaries. AIGETOA CHQ Team backed by dedicated efforts of Circle and advisory leaders of AIGETOA has made this herculean task completed in a time frame to extend helping hands to our members as well as employees of BSNL in this Pandemic. We once again extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone for the successful completion of first phase of the Policy.
Here, we once again clarified that Medical Facility has to be provided by the employer and above mediclaim policy is in addition to the existing BSNL MRS Policy, floated as an interim measure in view of Pandemic. But we are pursuing with the BSNL Management to start similar Mediclaim Policy with coverage of Rs. 10 Lakh for all indoor treatment in place of BSNL MRS indoor and only critical illness beyond the threshold amount should be covered through existing BSNL MRS.
This is to intimate that the E-Card download from Medi Assist for the List-1 has been started and data uploading for the List 2 is in progress. PPL can register and download the E-Card from the given link.
Click the above link and put your HRMS number in the username and click “activate tab” and follow the process to identify and download your e-Card. Use your HR Number for Employee ID.
One can also download the Medibuddy Mobile App of Medi Assist TPA from Play store for using services of the Mediclaim Policy through mobile.
We once again reaffirm our commitment to keep the good work on. We also welcome the negative criticism of few which gives us further energy and motivation to move forward for the welfare of our fraternity.
Following presentation and list has been shared for your ready reference despite of its availability on Medi buddy website in your login.
AIGETOA writes to the CMD BSNL and Secretary DoT for immediate Mass Vaccination Program to the BSNL Employees and their families in view of the large infections and more than 160 sad demise of our Employees in just one and half months.
It has been decided by General Secretaries of Associations and Unions of BSNL to raise our voice against repetitive delay in disbursement of Salary every month, April Salary not paid till 17.05.2021, and so we should reach out to all the government functionaries by tagging them in the campaign.
So, a Twitter Campaign will be launched on Tuesday (18.05.2021) @ 12:00 Hrs by BSNL Employees for immediate payment of Salary of April-2021 and it’s regularisation. With following hashtag.
A common message will be shared by the respective General Secretaries to their members and employees of BSNL. All employees are requested to join hand together for the cause and make your presence and anguish felt by the government and the management.
उसूलों पे जहाँ आँच आये टकराना ज़रूरी है जो ज़िन्दा हों तो फिर ज़िन्दा नज़र आना ज़रूरी है l
Team BSNL Employees