Details of the AUAB meeting held with management on 27-10-2021.

Details of the AUAB meeting held with management on 27-10-2021.

A meeting of AUAB was held with management in presence of all the Directors of BSNL Board under the chairmanship of CMD BSNL, on 27-10-2021. The Brief Details are as stated below.

Launching of 4G :

It was informed that M/s TCS had made a good progress on developing the indigenous 4G equipment’s and supply to BSNL. The 4G core is being developed by C-DOT, while the RAN is being given by Tejas and the complete system shall be given by TCS. The POC phase is going on and encouraging results are there. Few hiccups are there which will be overcome in due course of time.

Payment of Salary on the due date :

October, 2021 salary will be paid before Deepawali. While November, 2021 salary will be paid on the due date, i.e., 30.11.2021, a slight delay will be there for December salary owing to load repayment and thereafter, from January onwards, salary will be regularized and shall be given at the end of the current month without any delay.

Wage Revision :

For the Non-Executives, Management has already taken action to reconstitute the Wage Negotiation Committee. The first meeting of this Committee will be held after Deepawali. For the Pay Revision of the Executives, CMD BSNL advised to take up the issue with the DoT. He assured to arrange a meeting between the AUAB and the Secretary, Telecom. It is understood that DA merger is in active consideration.

Restructuring :

The CMD BSNL informed that, Restructuring of BSNL’s Manpower is approved by the Board, with 12% increase in the existing strength. The new strength will be 36,000 Executives and 35,000 Non-Executives with total strength of 71000. On the notification of Time Bound promotion policy for the Executives, reluctance was shown on account of divergent views between executives groups. It was decided to have separate deliberations on the promotion issues pertaining to various cadres once the minutes of Board meeting are notified.

Withdrawal of show cause notices under FR17A :

The show cause notice for Shri S. Sivakumar, GS, AIBSNLEA, Shri Kabir Das, GS, BSNL OA and Shri Goud, President, BSNL MS is being withdrawn . The pending cases of four serving General Secretaries / Presidents i.e Shri Ravi Shil Verma, Shri B Laxman, Shri K Sebastin, Shri A A Khan is still pending and shall be settled before New Year.

Holding of various LICEs and LDCEs 8n various grades :

Notifications will be issued before 30.11.2021 by Establishment section.

Temporary Transfers under Rule 9 policy :

A Committee will be formed with four Representatives from Unions/Associations and four Management Representatives. Based on the recommendations of the Committee, the restrictions will be relaxed.

Threatening letters against agitations :

Threatening/harsh wordings will be avoided in future and entries made in the service books and ERP will be reviewed.

SAB contributions pending from April, 2020 :

CMD BSNL assured to clear all the pending payment by March, 2022.

Regular interaction between the AUAB and the Management :

The CMD BSNL assured that bi-monthly meetings will be held between the CMD BSNL and the AUAB for briefing on developmental activities.

After meeting the Management, the AUAB met and decided to defer the agitational program considering the positive developments.

Implementation of Intra-Circle for Executives through Online Transfer Portal (OTP) – BSNL Circular

Implementation of Intra-Circle transfer request option in Online Transfer Portal (OTP) for executives JTO and above of all streams w.e.f 1st Jan 2022. The window for the online submission of transfer application will be opened in 2nd fortnight of every quarter. i.e will be opened as below :

16th Jan 2022 to 31st Jan 2022 – First Quarter

16th April 2022 to 30th April 2022 – Second Quarter

16th July 2022 to 31st July 2022 – Third Quarter

16th Oct 2022 to 31st Oct 2022 – Forth Quarter

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Restructuring and HR Plan Passed by the BSNL Board on 23.10.2021:

On Saturday, the 23rd October 2021, BSNL Board has approved the Restructuring and Man Power Proposal, where cadre wise number and overall strength of the organisation has been approved. Although the detailed official report is awaited, it is reliably learnt that around 4050 AGM Posts in Telecom Cadre and around 700 AGM/CAO posts in Finance cadre through regular DPC mode has been approved. Another 450 posts in Telecom Stream and 175 posts in Finance cadre are reserved for MT. It is learnt that around 23000 posts in JTO plus SDE Grades in Telecom and around 4000 posts in AO plus JAO Grade in Finance has been approved by the Board. The number of posts for DGM Telecom has been carved out as 1125 in DPC and around 125 in DR DGM quota. Similarly, around 280 posts in DGM Finance and 50 posts in DR DGM(F)quota has been approved as per the information. Similarly different grades of other streams of Electrical, Civil, Arch, CSS, CSSS, TF and PA/PS/SDE(OL) have been approved in the Board meeting with overall 71000 Man Power Size of the organisation comprising of Executives and Non Executives against a current strength of about 62000.

Friends, though, the current proposal has improved much from its initial position but still it is not to satisfactory level and will not cater to the smooth career progression of the executives in various cadres. Further, any lateral recruitment is not acceptable to us and shall be firmly opposed by the Association. We want all posts should be available in regular channel of promotion and that there should be sufficient number of posts, so that everyone should get timely promotion. Our efforts are also concentrated towards introduction of internal fast track mode where we want youngsters should reach to higher echelons with sufficient age profile in their side. We once agin reaffirm that will not allow any leteral entry from out side.

It will be worth to mention that association has been consistently monitoring the progress and has been regularly pursuing and intervening in the restructuring issue at all levels. Due to consistent pursuance of our Association, things are gradually improving though it has not reached the satisfaction level yet. The association was pressing for the required number till last hour and somewhat succeeded in improving numbers from initial position in various cadres. We wish to reiterate that this manpower still needs further refinement and the team is on job to get the same accomplished. We are also in discussion with the constituents of Executive Association Forum and discussion is on with how to move forward to ensure the best for all.

Our endeavour is to assure promotions to all in a time-bound manner and till we achieve that, our efforts will not stop. We request all to exercise faith and patience and not to pay heed to confusion created by some seasonal leaders, who only know to confuse and instigate people against AIGETOA with no locus of their own. We sincerely hope that our efforts will make every executive in every stream and grade happy with respect to promotional avenues. Association is fully committed to ensure and protect the benefits of the cadre and executive fraternity. The complete details are awaited…….

AIGETOA CEC held on 18th-19th October, 2021 through online mode:

The Central Executive Committee Meet and Election of New Central Collegiums of AIGETOA was held through online mode on 18th & 19th October, 2021. The meeting was called as per provisions and compliances of the constitution and to deliberate the current status of issues, organizational matters and for the Constitution/Election of New Central Collegiums of AIGETOA in line with the notification issued vide letter number GS/AIGETOA/2021/114 dated 13.09.2021 by General Secretary AIGETOA CHQ, New Delhi. All India Presidents, Shri Ravi Shil Verma presided over the meeting and the General Secretary, Shri Wasi Ahmad placed Agenda Items, Status and Roadmap for the HR Issues of Executives, Development Issues of BSNL and Organizational Matters of AIGETOA in the Meeting. The Returning Officer Shri Sailesh Yadav and Asst Returning Officer Shri Gaurav Garg completed the Election Process of Central Collegiums’ on 19th October, 2021. Brief of the discussion is as follows:

1) Constitution of the New Central Collegiums for the next three years tenure:

According to the decision of CEC held on 2nd and 3rd August 2021, Shri Sailesh Yadav and Shri Gaurav Garg were appointed as Returning Officer & Asst Returning Officer respectively for the Constitution/Election of New Central Collegiums of AIGETOA. As per the notification issued by GS AIGETOA, vide GS/AIGETOA/2021/114 dated 13.09.2021, the collegiums election was completed in accordance with the laid down provisions and details of nomination received from the Circle and after observing all formalities the final Central Collegiums’ of AIGETOA for next three years tenure was announced by the Returning Officer on 19th October, 2021. The Final Strength of the AIGETOA Central Collegiums’ is 158 represents all Circles of AIGETOA, whose list is already uploaded on the website (

2) CEC deliberation on the proposed programs All Unions and Association of BSNL (AUAB):

An internal meeting of AUAB also held on 18th October in online mode at 18:00 Hrs to assess the status after its meeting held with CMD and functional Board of Directors on 6th Oct, 2021. The matter with respect to the Twitter Campaign and other program was discussed in the CEC meeting of AIGETOA and Circle Secretaries and Circle Presidents. The status on various issues were informed to them in unambiguous manner and their view was also sought. It was unanimously felt that since there is an appreciable and visible progress on 4G issue as well as other viability related issues and further discussion on all HR issues are also open, it may not be prudent to enter into such action in haste. All were of the view that dialogue and discussion mode should be given preference as of now instead of extreme step of twitter campaign. If all routes fail then only we should continue with the programs. Accordingly, GS AIGETOA conveyed the feeling to the constituents of AUAB in the meeting and suggested to give dialogue more space instead of initiating the withheld program immediately. A fresh discussion should be held with the management to get their view on all issues and concrete resolution.

We sincerely hope the views of AIGETOA will be respected and all stake holders including the Management and AUAB will try to explore the options through mutual dialogues to find a concrete solution, which are the best way to move forward as of now. However it is reiterated that if dialogue and discussion route fails, we should not hesitate in starting organizational programs but any hurried approach should be avoided in the best interest of the organisation as well as cadre.

3) Deliberation on various HR and Organizational issues:

All HR issues including restructuring and promotional avenues were discussed in detailed and status on the issues was appraised to the house. The house raised serious concern over the extreme delay in settling various HR issue, which are raising anguish and frustration in the cadre with each passing day. The deliberation about ongoing restructuring activity and stand of AIGETOA and future action plan of AIGETOA was discussed. The association will continue its deliberation with management and all stake holders to protect the promotional avenues of the executives and oppose any reduction of promotional post. The association understanding with SEWA, SNEA and AIBSNLEA was discussed to work jointly for the welfare of the cadre. Time Bound Promotion Policy passed by the Board and pending at DoT was also discussed and efforts taken till date about its feasibility and implementation came in detailed discussion. The apprehension of SEWA about the policy due non availability of the reservation provision was also discussed and their stand to oppose any policy which undermines the constitutional rights also came under discussion. AIGETOA has categorically assured that we will always go by the laws and stands with the provisions available through constitution. Further deliberation will continue with all stake holders on the matter. A detailed update about the HR issues will be shared through minutes of the CEC.

4) Deliberation on 4G and other development issues of the BSNL:

A detailed deliberation was held on the 4G, Cluster Bottlenecks, FTTH, Long Distance Media, Backbone Network, Battery Power Plant, Fund for urgent Maintenance, Procurement of OFC, Pending Payments of housekeep and other vendors and long clearance of the approved advance. The matter of posting of regular CGMs and BA Heads also figured under discussion. A detailed update about the these issues will be shared through minutes of the CEC.

5) Discussion on the Annual General Meet cum all India Conference of AIGETOA:

The Joint Secretaries of the different zones have been requested to submit their report by 31st October regarding venues for the all India conference by the Circles interested to hold the conference with all relevant details. After receiving the reports by the Joint Secretaries, the central Governing Body will take a decision in this regard.

6) Printing of calendar for the year 2021:

The house unanimously approved the proposal for the printing of calendar for the year 2022. Accordingly one Committee of following members has been constituted to finalize the Theme and Design of the Calendar 2022 by 5th November, 2021. The calendars will be printed centrally at Bhubaneswar, Odisha Circle and house authorized Shri D K Sahoo AGS AIGETOA/CHQ monitor the activity. The Team is comprised of the following:

  • Shri Pavan Akhand
  • Shri Sunil Gautam
  • Shri Anup Mukharjee
  • Shri Trinath Nagella
  • Shri Reyaz Ahmad ITPC
  • Shri Sachin Rawalkar

Calendar will be printed centrally at Bhubaneswar, Odisha Circle and house authorized Shri D K Sahoo AGS AIGETOA/CHQ monitor the activity from CHQ.

6) Regular maintenance of AIGETOA Society office:

The New Office of the Society at Faridabad, Haryana has been selected and Faridabad AIGETOA District Body Team has been authorized to look after day to day maintenance works of the Society office.

The Two Days meeting ended with vote of thanks by Shri Deepak Sahoo ji AGS. The complete details of the meeting will be shared through minutes of the meeting.

BSNL Corporate Office issues letter for the reconstitution of the Sports and Cultural Board:

The tenure of the BSNL Staff Welfare Board, as well as the BSNL Sports and Cultural Board, expired in March, 2020 itself. However, these two Boards were not reconstituted by the Corporate Office. Accordingly, Corporate Office has issued letter to reconstitute the BSNL Sports and Cultural Board where one member from the Recognized Association and One Member from the Recognized Unions will represent the employee side.

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Circle Conference of AIGETOA UP West held on 23rd Oct 2021

The Circle Conference cum Annual General Body Meeting of AIGETOA UP West was conducted successfully as per the schedule on 23rd Oct 2021.

The Open House session in first half was conducted in jam packed house as well as online mode and topic of Open Session was BSNL 2.0, The Road Map Ahead. CP Shri Nageendra Pratap Yadava welcome and gave the inaugural speech and it was attended & addressed by CGMT UP West Sh Suryakant, GM HR Sh Aloke Kumar Srivasatv, GM (Fin) Sh Rajeev Singh, GM (EB) Sh Saleem Baig, GM (Meerut-BA) Sh GK Dwivedi, GM (Mkt) Sh Puspendra Singh, SEWA CS Sh Vikas Gautam and outgoing UP West Circle body CS Shri Abdul Wali Farooqui. GS Wasi Ahmad delivered motivated speech through online, AIP Sh Ravi Shil Verma couldn’t addressed the audience due to some last moment emergency though he attended the open house session online. And many more people watched the open house proceeding online including AGS Sh Fazal Ahmad and CHQ Observer Sh Vaibhav Goyal.

The election of the new governing body of UP West carried out as per the provisions in presence of CHQ Observer AGS Fazal Ahmad Shri and CHQ Advisor Shri Vaibhav Goyal. The following Circle Body was elected for the next three years tenure of AIGETOA UP West Shri Shri Nagendra Pratap Yadav, Shri AbdulWali Farooqui and Shri Rahul Kumar was elected as Circle President, Circle Secretary and Circle Finance Secretary respectively.

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AIGETOA CHQ congratulates the newly elected UP West Circle Governing body.

Notice for Circle Conference cum Annual General Meet of AIGETOA, Jammu & Kashmir Telecom Circle

Circle Conference cum Annual General Meet (AGM) of AIGETOA J&K Telecom Circle will be held on 9th Nov 2021 through online mode as per the provision in the constitution of AIGETOA.

Circle Conference cum AGM Schedule of Jammu & Kashmir Telecom Circle:

Date of Circle Conference cum AGM: 9th Nov 2021(Tuesday)

Venue of the AGM: Shall be conveyed latter on.

Date of Circle Conference cum AGM: 9th Nov 2021(Tuesday) from 10.30am to 2.30pm

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