Annual General Meet & Election of Circle Governing Body of AIGETOA Odisha Circle

Annual General Meet & Election of Circle Governing Body of AIGETOA Odisha Circle

As per provisions of constitution of association the Annual General Meet & Election of Circle Governing Body of AIGETOA Odisha Circle will be held on 11th September 2022 at RTTC Bhubaneswar.

The Annual General Meet & Election of Circle Governing Body meet of AIGETOA Odisha Circle will be held on physical mode. Shri Dhruba Ch Samal & Shri Sanjay Jogania has been appointed as RO & ARO for the Election of new Circle Governing Body.

The schedule of election is as follows:

Start Date of Nomination Process: 1st Sept 2022

End Date of Nomination Process: 7th Sept 2022

Display of provisional list of Nomination : 8th Sept 2022 (after due verification from Membership data)

Last date of withdrawal of nomination: 9th Sept 2022

Display of final list of nomination: 10th Sept 2022

Date & Time of Election: 11th Sept 2022 at 14.30 hrs

Declaration of Result: After completion of election process

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BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi declared the result of LICE-2022 for JTO(Telecom):

Congratulations all for Qualifying LICE-2022 of JTO(Telecom) !!!!

BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi declared the result of Limited Internal Competitive Examination (LICE) on 30.08.2022 for promotion to the grade of Junior Telecom Officer (Telecom) in BSNL under 50% Internal Quota for VY-2021. The examination was conducted on 07.08.2022 for 889 vacancies across 18 Circles for applicants to appear in the examination and total 549 candidates finally qualified in the examination to become Junior Telecom Officer (Telecom). Number of vacancies offered were too short and we have demanded management to increase the vacancies to give ample opportunities for the employees to get their first promotion in a reasonable time. AIGETOA extend its heartiest congratulations to all qualified candidates and welcome them to be part of the new fraternity and assure all remaining one to not lose the heart and we will work towards their accomplishment also.

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Retention from transfer of the AIGETAO OBs under Immunity and Soft Tenure Retention by Policy Formation:

BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi issued orders for retention of the Office Bearers of AIGETOA and others, who were eligible for immunity from the transfer. Some of our Office Bearer of from QA & Inspection Circle and Gujrat Circle were transferred. The association represented the cases of transfer and followed with the management at various levels. Accordingly the retention of the OBs for the recognition period was issued by BSNL CO New Delhi, which includes Shri Rajesh Dabral (Gujarat), Shri Chander Singh Negi, Shri Alok Shrivastava, Shri Ajay Shankar Tiwari (all QA & Inspection). Some leftout cases also under consideration and orders for the are expected shortly.

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AIGETOA taken up the matter for modification in policy for exempting the executives from longest stay transfer, if they are in between of the tenure while working in soft tenure stations (declared by BSNL CO). After many round of discussions, management agreed to modify the policy and issued modification order for executives falling in the jurisdiction. This will give much needed relief for the executives working in soft tenure stations.

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One more pending modification of transfer under medical ground in 26 years was also issued by the BSNL CO New Delhi.

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AIGETAO CHQ express sincere thanks to Shri Arvind Vadnerkar Director(HR), Shri. S.N. Gupta GM(Pers) and Shri O. N. Tiwari Jt GM(Pers) BSNL CO for considering our request and deciding the cases on merit and imparting justice to these executives. Now we request that the pending OTP cases should also be issued at the earliest and a waiting list for the executives should be published Circle wise immediately.

Issuance of AGM Promotion today and reversal issue

The matter of Reversal issue was taken up with Hon’ble CMD BSNL by GS AIGETOA during his visit to Delhi. GS elaborately explained all the details of the reversal issue to CMD BSNL and tried to explain the real cause behind this injustice. GS emphasized that it will be a huge injustice to these candidates if they are left out in promotion orders. The fault was always on the part of BSNL which couldn’t clarify in time about the eligibility and kept on issuing ambiguous letters. In fact BSNL has accepted in documents issued by them and in noting obtained through RTI that relaxation by virtue of Junior Senior clause is applicable in LDCE also. Hence now denying the applicability of clause 12.5 of SDE RR to LDCE candidates is simply uncalled for. It was also explained that the court case which BSNL is taking as alibi to deny justice is based on Clause 12.3 ie pertaining to date of exam and not on 12.5 which deals with the Junior Senior clause.

GS also presented the bulleted points to CMD BSNL along with supporting documents. He listened all details carefully and apprised that he has been explained by his team also on that matter, which is subjudiced. On GS insistence, he agreed to look into it afresh and read the submitted documents once again to ensure right decision and justice. The hitch on BSNL part was that matter is subjudice and many cases are pending at various courts on which GS Stated that already BSNL has agreed for an out of court settlement which is well captured in the minutes issued by BSNL to AIGETOA. It is very clear that still there is reluctancy on the part of management on this issue however association is fully committed to ensure that no wrong happens with these candidates and there 14 years of service in SDE cadre do not go waste Association will take all efforts to ensure justice to all these candidates.

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The orders for first lot of promotions is expected today. AIGETOA Team is constantly monitoring the situation and has taken all efforts to put everything in line.

The matter of transfer and posting was also taken up at the level of Director HR and CMD BSNL. Association demand to make long stay as criteria of posting outside was also taken up and management has shown it’s positive inclination towards making long stay the criteria instead of sending Juniors in the list outside. Juniors going outside has never been accepted by AIGETOA and accordingly it has vouched for transfer posting on the basis of long stay only. AIGETOA also requested to keep the transfer posting at minimum required level and to allow all promoted executives to join on as is where is basis to avoid any last minute hitch. Required transfer posting if any can be done in next one week or 15 days. But for the time being candidates should be allowed to join in their current places of posting only.

It is understood that there will be Minimum displacement of the candidates and only surplus circles will be touched as done in the case of JTO to SDE promotions. Those displaced shall also be tried to be accommodated in the immediate nearby deficit circles. We also requested that specialized circles like ITPC etc should be spared as after lot of efforts, this specialized experience is gained. We sincerely hope management understands the complexity and considers the requests.

Friends, after much efforts and pursuance by AIGETOA, the promotions are going to take place anytime now. Yes definitely, our aspirations will be fulfilled only when last eligible candidate is promoted in the list. But starting the process of long struck promotions was an imminent necessity and accordingly this call has been taken. Those left out in the list should not get demotivated as management has assured for considering them in second lot.

We assure one and all that AIGETOA is going to ensure that the process for second lot starts soon and completed well in time so that all gets their due promotions without any delay. We are pursuing for promotions in AO to CAO cadre and AGM/CAO to DGM promotions. It’s our firm endeavor to ensure that promotions happen in all grades and streams without any delay.

If all goes well, we can hope for promotion today as per discussions with management.

All outstanding dues of SAB deposited by BSNL as assured to AIGETOA:

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As assured to AIGETOA in meeting dated 02.08.2022, all pending dues of SAB Pension Fund Amount cleared by CMD BSNL on last Friday. The amount will be remitted in each account by 31st August’2022 as announced by CMD today itself. We extend our heartiest thanks to the CMD BSNL for keeping the promise and clearing the total outstanding of SAB of amounting Rs 200 Cr to make it up to date. We request to CMD BSNL to enhance the quantum of SAB Pension to make it 30% total.

Team AIGETOA meeting Dr. Mahesh Shukla, Hon’ble Member(Services) on Standard Pay Scale E2-E3 for JTO/JAO and SDE/AO Equivalent Grades:

Today on 26.08.2022, Team AIGETOA under the leadership of General Secretary, Shri Wasi Ahmad had a detailed meeting with Member (Services), DoT at Sanchar Bhawan, New Delhi and had elaborate discussions on the Standard Pay Scale, E2 and E3. Members of the Standard Pay Scale Committee Shri Ravi Shil Verma AIC, Shri Vivek Kumar Singh AGS and Shri Sunil Gautam AGS were part of the meeting and deliberated the matter in detail. Shri Devendra Saini CS-MP and Shri Vinit Singh CFS-MP were also present in the meeting.

First, Team AIGETOA welcomed Member Services on his new assignment and presented flower bouquet and shawl to him. Member Services praised the association for its contribution and assured all possible help in Standard Pay Scale E2-E3 as well as any other legitimate issues if required his intervention.

Team AIGETOA submitted a letter to the Hon’ble Member Services on the matter and apprised all facts on the Standard Pay Scale E2-E3 in detail including its previous aspects right from 2009 onwards and various communications held between BSNL, DoT and DPE in this regard. It was told to him that BSNL has asked replacement of E1A with E2 for JTO/JAO equivalent grades and E2A with E3 for SDE/AO equivalent grades as DPE denied the continuance of intermediary scales E1A and E2A on various occasions as intimated by DoT vide letter number 61-02/2014-SU dated 24.01.2011 of Section Officer(SU), DoT, New Delhi and subsequently. It was further apprised to him that BSNL has categorically denied any cascading of other scales and CMD BSNL through his DO letter dated 01.05.2017 has further explained this aspect attached with all justification.

Member Services stated the point of view of DoT officials on the standard pay scale and some queries, which was very well countered by our Team and further nitty-gritty’s of the issue was also explained to him. Member Services was kind enough and assured for his intervention and told us that another meeting will be held on the issue on which his team will be there as well as he will call AIGETOA Team also so that well informed deliberation can take place. Member Services told that the issue of standard pay scale is very genuine issue and assured of his intervention to take the issue towards resolution. The steps of Food Corporation, Govt of India of India was also apprised to him that how FCI resolved this non standard pay scale issue by adopting next higher standard pay scale and the order copy was also shared.

Member Services informed during the meeting that he has earlier initiated the pension revision of the retired employees and the proposal in process to be sent to the DoPPW, Govt of India for further consideration. He assured that he will look into the issue of pay scale equally and try to ensure that it should reach positive conclusion. Our Team will be continuing the dialogue process and follow up the issue of Standard Pay Scale E2-E3 with the Member Services for approval by the DoT. We are hopeful that his intervention will be very useful to break the deadlock on the matter of E2-E3 Scale approval by the DoT.

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Team AIGETOA meeting with BSNL Management on 24.08.2022:

GS AIGETOA along with other CHQ Team members of AIGETOA met various authorities of the management including Hon’ble CMD, Hon’ble Dir(HR), GM(Pers) and GM(Admin) at BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi.

Meeting with Hon’ble CMD:

A late evening meeting with Hon’ble CMD BSNL was held and brief discussion took place. Team apprised CMD BSNL that delay happening in the issuance of AGM Promotion despite the clearance by DoPT is causing serious anxiety and demotivation. The process is in discussion since last four months and now even one day is difficult to digest. We apprised that we have already requested to maximize the promotion by utilizing complete strength of AGM/DGM grade to ensure maximum promotions. CMD BSNL echoed our concern but stated that delay has happened due to existing litigations and he himself is keen for ensuring promotion and hence has personally intervened and got some direction from the DoPT. After the recent revival package and new business requirements, series of reviews and meetings are being held on daily basis at Ministry and DoT level and due to these pre-occupancies, he was not able to go through the exact details pertaining to AGM(Telecom) Promotions and that is the reason for delay. However he assured that a decision by the management will be taken within this week and a final nod on the process and SDE to AGM(T) Promotion will be issued paving the way for promotion orders immediately thereafter. We requested Hon’ble CMD to ensure the issuance of orders within this week itself. We also raised the matter of vacancies and SDE Reversal on which he assured that He is aware of the things and will discuss with his team once he gets free from his preoccupied schedule. On CAO Promotions and DGM Regular promotions and other issues, it was assured to be discussed in next meeting. A brief status on 4G roll out and fund allocated under revival package for clearance of outstanding/resources for the services were also raised by us and he briefed on them and apprised that he is fully dedicating his time for the speedy processing of the things and told us that discussion on the first batch of 4G with TCS is final stage and other arms of Revival Package are also well on track and the effect will start to be visible very soon. He has assured to hold a detailed agenda meeting with the association very soon on all pending matters of HR as well as organization.

Meeting with Hon’ble Dir(HR):

A meeting with Director (HR) was also held in the evening on AGM(T) Promotion and associated matters. Director (HR) apprised that clarification has been received and HR Team is working with full zeal comprising of all associated works to complete the task at the earliest once the final nod given for the DPC of AGM(T) Promotion. He apprised that the matter has been well deliberated and now only one final meeting at the level of CMD is slated to be held in this week before moving ahead on the Promotion. We raised the matter of SDE Reversal candidates and told that his firm assurance for consideration of the issue as one time measure settlement on various occasions should now be made a finality. We requested to consider them also in the ongoing process for AGM Promotion else it will be a great injustice for these candidates. He agreed with the views expressed but told that before taking a decision on the matter, we can’t move ahead. The HR committee is working on the issue and assured look for speedy disposal in line with the assurance given earlier. On the matter of enhancement of vacancies, he appraised that only DPC quota of vacancies of AGM grade will be utilized in first instance as stated time and again. The matter of qualification was also discussed in line with our submissions earlier. However he was non committal on the same. The issue of AO to CAO Promotions, DGM Regular promotions and other HR Matters were raised but it was apprised that the discussion will be held subsequently after issuance of AGM(T) Promotion.

Meeting with GM(Pers):

We met GM(Pers) on the matter of Promotion and pending transfer order of retention/modification and issuance of OTP Orders. A detail discussion on the AGM Promotion was held with him including SDE Reversal issue. The detail preparation done by Pers Cell was appraised by him and his readiness for the work once the final direction is received. We apprised about the detail of SDEs put under arena of reversal category was apprised to him and requested to include their name also. He apprised that the case is subjudice and so we are holding back the decision till a final call is not taken on the matter. We appraised our previous discussion with Director HR and his firm commitment and various written assurances given from time to time on the subject. He assured to look into and speak on the matter with Director HR further. He assured that management is very much keen to issue the promotion but some time is being taken due to pre-occupancy of our senior officers in review meetings at various levels in the government.

Meeting with GM(Admin):

We met GM(Admin) on the matter of assurance given to AIGETOA by Hon’ble CMD regarding starting of DRF/GTI for BSNL Employees by the organization to extend needful hand of support to the families of our employees in case of their sad demises. We apprised that on our regular raising the matter of plight of many families in case of death, especially the families of BSNL Recruited Employees has to suffer a lot due to absence of proper social security and no government pension. On our insistence to increase the SAB quantum to provide proper social security, CMD BSNL has agreed that currently he will devise some mechanism of immediate support through DRF/GTI and later we will look into SAB quantum part once the financial position improves. We apprised this matter to the GM(Admin) and requested him to start discussion on this matter of DRF/GTI to frame policy of the same at the earliest. He was kind enough and appreciated the efforts and assured to put his full efforts in the direction after discussing the matter with higher authorities very soon. Other matter of tuition fees, book award and other matters were also discussed and requested to review the amount given under the head and make it at least at par with other organizations. The matter of IDA freezing as 01.04.2020 for Medical Outdoor limit was also raised and demanded that the matter should immediately be taken up to make it as on 1st April of current year as existing. He assured to discuss the matter with senior authorities.

Update on Pay Loss Case : Case Posted for 13th October 2022 for Final Hearing

Due to pendency of cases at Court No 2, the Pay-Loss Case has been transferred to Court No.1 and since the case has not been allotted to any judge, the next earliest date of 13th Oct 22 has been taken by our lawyer in presence of BSNL Lawyer. Both the lawyers were present for the final argument. AGS-2 AIGETOA and ACS Vishal Gautam from the AIGETOA Delhi Circle Team were present in the PCAT for the hearing today dated 25th Aug 2022.

AGM (T) Promotion and MSRR Modification

After the receipt of some clarification from the DoPT, the HR group and higher management are holding continuous discussions on the subject but final course has not been decided yet. Team AIGETOA has met GM Pers on 23.08.2022 and enquired about the development on the issue and OTP Cases. It was informed that OTP cases will be taken up in next month. On the AGM(T) Promotion, it was apprised that one meeting has been held at senior most level in the management but some concern remained to be addressed and pers cell is working on the same. He assured that it will be resolved very soon to move ahead on the promotion. Association told that an inordinate delay has already happened in the matter and the department should expedite the process and take a firm decision and move ahead on the promotion. It was assured that the process of AGM Promotion will be started very soon after taking one last round meeting on the subject. We are hopeful that management will keep its words and issue the promotion soon. AIGETOA is consistently monitoring the process and is committed to ensure that promotions are issued very soon.

MSRR revision was also discussed with the various authorities associated with the matter. It was apprised to us that one meeting at the level of CMD/Dir HR has been held last week and major points have been discussed. Further meeting will be held for some more left out points and thereafter a draft will be prepared to share and discuss with the association. We pressed for early engagement of the association for discussion on the MSRR draft and incorporation of the executives aspirations in the upcoming revision in the policy to en-place a proper management succession plan and grooming of young talents to reach the higher echelons in BSNL.

We have once again categorically vouched for incorporation of stagnation criteria and fast track promotional methodology to make meritorious people reach to the highest level. It is noted that our submissions and deliberations from time to time has been taken in positive earnest by management and they are considering to incorporate our suggestions in the proposed draft despite opposition from legacy mindset groups. We once again reaffirm our commitment to ensure a best HR mechanism for all in the forthcoming changes MSRRs.