Team AIGETOA Meeting with PGM Establishment for E2-E3 Scale Issue:

Team AIGETOA Meeting with PGM Establishment for E2-E3 Scale Issue:

Team AIGETOA comprising of Shri Wasi Ahmad GS, Shri Amit Roy JS(N), Shri Vivek Kumar Singh AGS and Shri Sunil Gautam AGS AGS has a detailed meeting with PGM Establishment on 26.05.2022 on the issue of E2-E3 Scale. We demanded from him to apprise us the action taken by the management on the letter issued by the DoT and the matter raised by the AIGETOA. He apprised that the matter couldn’t be taken up but assured to speak with Director HR for further action to firm our stand on the subject and approval of the scale by DoT. He once again stated that BSNL is firm that we want replacement of only two scales i.e. E1A to E2 and E2A to E3 w.e.f. 01.01.2007 without cascading of other scales. Thereafter a detailed discussion happened with full documentation to assess the situation and methodology to be adopted to strengthen our claim of E2-E3. He further apprised that a final decision will be taken only after discussion with the Director HR/CMD about the steps to be initiated on the matter. The association will also be taking up the issue with both the higher dignitaries in next week.

Team AIGETOA Meeting with PGM Pers for Promotion in AGM (T), CAO and equivalent Grades

Team AIGETOA comprising of Shri Wasi Ahmad GS, Shri Amit Roy JS(N), Shri Vivek Kumar Singh AGS, Shri Sunil Gautam AGS and Shri Yogendra Kumar AGS has a detailed meeting with PGM Pers on 25.05.2022 & 26.05.2022. The Team raised the matter of SDE to AGM, AO to CAO and other equivalent Promotion as per the DoPT direction issued on 12th April and the meeting held under chairmanship of Hon’ble Director HR on 12th May’2022 with AIGETOA, SEWA and SNEA. The matter was deliberated in detail and various aspects were discussed. PGM Pers apprised that there are some issued in operation of the DoPT guidelines, which needs to be tackled in the light of 2018 Promotion as well as the points raised in 12th May-2022 Meeting. We requested for issuance of Roaster Register as assured in the meeting of Director HR. PGM Pers apprised that work of Roaster Register is already going on and it is expected to be readied very soon; once completed the same will be sent to the CLO for verification. We categorically informed that the window given by the Hon’ble Supreme Court should not be missed and it is the duty of the management to find out the solution and implement the order in true spirit of DoPT OM of 1997. We further told that the association will not accept any excuse this time except promotion in these grades as people are waiting for years.

We want to apprise BSNL Management that the inordinate delay has already created serious resentment in the rank and file and hence department should come forward to ensure Promotion without further laps of time. Else the association will not hesitate to give a call for “Delhi Chalo Program” and then any disturbance of peace due to en-mass movement of the employees will solely be responsibility of the management.

AIGETOA Call Attention Program

Call Attention Program Full 30% Superannuation Benefits w.e.f. 01.01.2007, Compensatory Ground Appointment (CGA) and immediate monetary relief to families of the deceased BR Employees

Late Sh. Vijay Kumar Bansal, SDE BSNL (Left for his heavenly abode on 06.05.2022)

AIGETOA CHQ pays its tribute to Late Shri Vijay Kumar Bansal SDE ITPC Chandigarh and vows to carry forward the fight of Proper Social Security Cover of BSNL Recruited Employees to the highest Echelons of Management and apprise the Desperate, Vulnerable and Hopeless situation of the Families of Deceased Employees Recruited by BSNL due to pathetic condition of the ‘Superannuation Benefit Pension Mechanism’ and absence of any other support like CGA/Monetary Support etc. This has lead to the precarious situation to many families of BSNL, after the sole bread winner met any eventuality during the service period. It’s the duty of all of us to Ask for Justice for such families and fulfills our obligation towards our colleagues and their families.

For understanding the issue, we can broadly classify the employees working in BSNL in three Major Categories as detailed:

  1. Employees absorbed from the DoT, Govt of India and working on regular roll of BSNL. These employees covered through government pension through a special provision of Rule-37A. In the event of superannuation/ retirement or unfortunate demise during the service, the family is entitled for the Govt Pension and well protected financially.
  2. Employees working on deputation in BSNL and not on regular roll. They can go to their parent government organisation at any point of time and fully covered through Government Pension and entitled benefits.
  3. The last sets of Employees are those recruited by BSNL both in Executives and Non-Executives categories. This set of Employees doesn’t have Govt Pension and their Social Security is covered through half cooked Superannuation Benefit (SAB) Scheme of 2nd PRC only. BSNL Gazette Notification states to create a Pension Mechanism for BSNL Recruited Employees and 2nd PRC recommended for 30% defined contribution under SAB w.e.f. 01.01.2007 comprising of EPF, Gratuity, PRMB and SAB Pension Fund. But despite of these provisions, BSNL Recruited Employees are getting only EPF-12%, 3% under SAB Pension Fund w.e.f 04.05.2016 which was enhanced to 5% w.e.f 01.04.2017 and 4.8% under Gratuity, which total for 21.8% defined contribution against 30%, a shortfall of 8.2% in quantum and 10 years in the period of implementation w.e.f. 01.01.2007. Whereas the BSNL Gazette Notification provision for Pension since the date of inception of BSNL remained a Non-Starter.

Even the existing 5% SAB Pension Fund, which is managed by LIC, has a backlog of payment causing recurring loss of interest for the delayed payment. As on date the SAB Pension Fund has been cleared only upto March-2021 and more than one year contribution of more than 150 Cr is pending at the end of BSNL.

The above reasons have created a completely insecure situation and acute hardship to the families in case of any eventuality to their sole bread winner and employee recruited by BSNL, a 100% Govt owned CPSE. The only recurring support is coming in the range of Rs 2000-2500 from the existing SAB Pension Fund and similar amount through EPS-1995 provision under EPF. One can understand the suffering of a family and the acute difficulty in managing the household, education and medical in such a peanut amount in case of any sad demise of the employees, when the whole responsibility is pending due to younger age. This is a complete discrimination among various sets of Employees in BSNL and must be raised to resolve the issue relates with humanity. In view of the said precarious situation of BSNL Recruited Executives and Employees, the association has decided to press for their issue by demanding full Social Security Cover and holding various programs to highlight the Cause. All are request to extend their full support.


  • Extending Pensionary Benefits to all BSNL Recruits from the date of their joining of service in line with the provisions extended by Government of India while corporatizing the Telecom Operations Part of DoT in the name of BSNL.
  • Extend Full 30% SAB as defined Contribution to BSNL Recruits in line with the DPE guidelines of 2nd PRC by enhancing Quantum of SAB w.e.f. 01.01.2007 (Presently Shortfall in SAB is 8.2%). Immediate deposit of full outstanding amount of the ongoing fund with interest.
  • Restoring CGA appointments in BSNL and making necessary changes in the CGA policy to bring families of deceased BSNL Recruits in the ambit and make them eligible for CGA appointments.
  • Extending immediate monetary relief to families of the deceased BSNL Recruited employees.


Submission of Memorandum to the Hon’ble Governors at state level by the Circle Team, Hon’ble Members of Parliament by CHQ/Circle/BA Team and to Hon’ble District Magistrates by BA Team across the Country with a request for kind intervention for ensuring Social Security to BSNL Recruited Employees and their Families – 10.06.2022 to 30.06.2022.

Submission of Memorandum to all CGMs/BA Heads across BSNL on 30.06.2022

Pad Yatra Program to pay tribute to the departed soul of Late Shri Vijay Kumar Bansal Ji and raise the issue of Social Security to BSNL Recruited Employees under the aegis of Punjab Circle Team through Colleagues, Well Wishers and Family Members – Starting on 20th June’2022 from the Circle Office Campus, Chandigarh and reaching to BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi on 30th June’2022 and Submission of Memorandum to the Hon’ble CMD BSNL.

Twitter Campaign on Social Security to BSNL Recruited Employees07.07.2022

If the concerned authorities do not come forward and provide complete resolution of the issue by 30th September 2022, the AIGETOA CHQ will be forced to start the program of Hunger Fast till final Resolution of Superannuation Benefit Issue Hunger Fast w.e.f. 01.10.2022.

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Strong Objection on DoT Letter for Disagreement of E2-E2 Scales – GS Writes to CMD BSNL for immediate intervention

AIGETOA takes strong objection on the DoT letter communicating its disagreement on the proposal of Management Committee of BSNL Board on E2 and E3 Scale for JTO/JAO and SDE/AO equivalent Grades, which is a residual of 2nd PRC pending w.e.f. 01.01.2007.

GS writes to CMD BSNL with immediate intervention is requested for approval of E2-E3 Scale for JTO/JAO and SDE/AO equivalent grades without Cascading in view of the serious resentments prevailing in the Executives and Employees of BSNL.

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Launch of Gatishakti Sanchar Portal by Hon’ble MoC Sh Ashwini Vaishnaw – Says it will help in rollout of 5G network across the country

Hon’ble Minister of Communications, Electronics, and IT Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw launched Gatishakti Sanchar Portal in New Delhi today.

This integrated and centralized portal will facilitate smooth deployment of digital communications infrastructure across the country. To streamline the process and for faster clearance of Right of Way (RoW) with transparency, accountability, and effective monitoring of various digital-based projects, this portal was envisaged.

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