Team AIGETOA congratulated Shri Rajiv Kumar GM(EF-FC), BSNL CO on his selection to the post of Director Finance, BSNL Board, New Delhi

Team AIGETOA congratulated Shri Rajiv Kumar GM(EF-FC), BSNL CO on his selection to the post of Director Finance, BSNL Board, New Delhi

Today, Team AIGETOA met Shri Rajiv Kumar GM (EF-FC) BSNL CO New Delhi and congratulated him on his selection to the post of Director Finance BSNL Board New Delhi. The team welcomed him by presenting flower bouquet and extended good wishes for new responsibilities. A brief discussion was also held about the organisation and our long pending dues of Pay Scale E2-E3, Superannuation Benefits (SAB) and decade old facilities applicable to the executives in BSNL. He expressed that the worst period are over but still lot of challanges and opportunities are on the way to get a stable and sustainable organization. He assured to look into the issues of executives with positive frame of mind towards resolution. We expressed our support and solidarity for all the measures taken in the interest of employees and organisation.

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Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 24 Sept – 25 Sept 2022 at New Delhi

The Annual General Meeting of AIGETOA conducted in a grand manner at Hotel Grand Shobha, New Delhi from 24.09.2022 to 25.09.2022. Around 125 delegates from different parts of India participated in the Annual General Meeting (AGM).

The day one was inaugurated by All India President Sh Veerbhadra Rao & GS Sh Wasi Ahmad by lighting the Lamp, hosting of AIGETOA flag followed by opening Prayer “Itni Shakti ham-e-dena data”.

The Meeting was presided over by the All India Chairman Sh Ravi Shil Verma, All India President CHQ Sh Veerbhadra Rao and all mandatory provisions of the association for the financial year 2021-22 were taken up for discussion and approval of the House. After detailed discussion, Annual Working Report, and Financial Report of the financial year 2021-22 of the association was passed by the house unanimously.

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Team AIGETOA Meeting with Member Services, Director (Estt) and Deputy Secretary PSU-1, DoT on 22.09.2022:

Team AIGETOA comprising of Shri Veerbhadra Rao, President, Shri Wasi Ahmad GS, Shri Vivek Kumar Singh AGS, and Shri Rakesh Meena CS NTR held detailed meeting with Member Services, Director Estt and Deputy Director (PSU-1) regarding the approval of SDE RR and implementation of standard scale in BSNL which is long pending HR matter in BSNL for the settlement of intermediary pay scale by replacing the E1A scale to E2 and E2A scale by E3 for the JTOs and SDEs equivalents. We again lodged our strong protest in front of Member Services on the letter issued by DoT on dated 29/04/2022 and its disagreement on account of cascading, which is in complete contravention of the proposal of BSNL. The statement of Dot that the earlier PO of Dot dated 28.03.2017 for standard Scale has endorsement of DPE does not hold merits.

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We apprised about our multiple meetings in recent times which were held in the DoT with the other seniors officers of DoT on the above matter and the concerns raised by the association. We informed Member Services that the order issued by DoT has created a serious ruckus among the Executives fraternity of BSNL and it may disturb the peace of the organization if not rolled back immediately as DPE has never given concurrence on the intermediate scale proposal of DoT. We demanded from the DoT officials that, Is there any letter had been issued by DPE regarding the intermediate scale approval, it need to shared with the majority recognized association of the BSNL i.e AIGETOA and if it is not issued, DoT must role back its order issued on 29/04/2022. After the detailed deliberation for the half an hour, Members Services finally marked the letter to the concerned cell for putting up the case again with the fresh inputs provided by the AIGETOA.

Later association held discussion with Director (Estt) and DS (PSU-1) regarding the approval of SDE RR which is pending for the approval from DoT. Association informed to the DoT officers that the query placed by their office on the SDE RR has again reverted back by the BSNL and the same need to be processed for the early approval from the DoT finance wing after receiving the inputs from the BSNL. And association is hopeful that the inputs provided by the AIGETOA have been incorporated for the final approval of the SDE RR at the earliest. And we finally requested DoT to kindly approve the SDE RR at the earliest as this doesn`t have any financial implication.

Team AIGETOA Meeting with PGM Estt and GM Admin on 22.09.2022:

Team AIGETOA comprising of Shri Wasi Ahmad GS, Shri Vivek Kumar Singh AG, and Shri Badri Kumar Mehta FS held detailed meeting with PGM Estt regarding changing of committee member in the pay loss 22820/- committee and requested for holding the formal meeting with AIGETOA on the pay loss issues. It was apprised that the committee was formed in the July 2021 but only single internal meeting of the committee has been held so far. Further, the committee has not given an opportunity to the recognized Association AIGETOA to represent the matter on the pay loss issue to the committee so far. Since Chairman of the committee, Shri R.K. Goyal has got transferred to NTR as CGM hence we requested PGM Estt to incorporate current GM Pers in the pay loss committee. PGM Estt listened patiently and assured to revert back after speaking to Dir HR.

The creation of another SAB account for the left out 260 officers has been discussed in detailed. PGM Estt said the details from the LIC has come to BSNL and same shall be reverted back soon and the new account for the SAB shall become operational soon and the remaining officers shall be able to check the SAB amount in their LIC portal and SAB account shall be visible on pay slip.

Team AIGETOA comprising of Shri Wasi Ahmad GS, Shri Vivek Kumar Singh AGs, and Shri Badri Kumar Mehta FS held detailed meeting GM Admin to expedite the start of DRF (Death Relief Fund Scheme)/ GTI by the BSNL Management. The above matter was earlier raised strongly in front of CMD BSNL and full BSNL Board and informed management about the recent demises of BSNL Recruited employees and endless suffering of such families in absence. We apprised how they are totally collapsed with meager support of Rs 3500 to Rs 4500 a month by including both SAB Fund and EPS Scheme. It is happening basically due delayed start of the SAB Pension Fund by BSNL w.e.f. 2016 with very less percentage or just 3%, which is now raised to only 5%. The delayed start with less percentage has accumulated insufficient fund in the SAB Pension maintained by LIC and any eventuality coming as a serious financial blow to the families. It was agreed by CMD BSNL that a mechanism will be in placed to support the families in case of demise of the employee through DRF/GTI of suitable amount. We reminded GM Admin to expedite issue and start dialogue with the association to in place the mechanism at the earliest.

GM Admin listen our view patiently and shows concern on the matter and suffering of the families due to no DRF scheme and assured to take concurrence with Dir HR/CMD BSNL to expedite it further.

Details of Venue & Stay Arrangements for AGM on 24.09.2022 & 25.09.2022 at New Delhi

The details of the venue & stay arrangements for the Annual General Meet (AGM) of AIGETOA CHQ on 24th & 25th Sept 2022. The details for the meeting are as below :

Schedule of Annual General Meeting:

Date and Time of the meeting : 24th to 25th Sept 2022 from 10:00 to 21:00 Hrs.

Place : New Delhi.

Venue of meeting : Hotel The Grand Sobha, 1028/1, Near IGI Airport, Mahipalpur Extn, New Delhi – 110037

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Discussion and Deliberation : 24th to 25th Sept 2022 (Sat & Sun).

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Team AIGETOA Meeting with GM Pers on 21.09.2022:

Team AIGETOA comprising of Shri Ravi Shil Verma AIC, Shri Pavan Akhand AGS-1, Shri Vivek Kumar Singh AGS-2, Shri Yogendra Kumar AGS-6 and Shri Wasi Ahmad GS held meeting with GM Pers and his team and had a detailed deliberation on the implementation of recent order of Hon’ble CAT Kolkata, Issuance of SDE to AGM Promotion, MS RR, Declaration of some stations of Uttarakhand as Hard Tenure, Declaration of some stations of Karnataka as Soft Tenure, Release of new GATE JTOS from J&K and other tenure stations, Transfer & Posting.

We extend out thank to GM Pers for holding the meeting and listen the arguments of the association with open mind. Association side apprised all details related to fixation of seniority of SDE from vacancy year 2006-07 onwards and the injustice meted out to LDCE Qualified SDEs with all facts and figures supported by the documents. A detailed document of 300 pages was submitted to him along with updating the sequence of events from the beginning including submission of legal opinion by the Retd Justice of the Hon’ble Supreme Court by the association and assurance of management on account of the direction by the Hon’ble Court.

We apprised that without going into the details of Court Case, the Association is of the firm view that the direction given by Kolkata Bench of Hon’ble CAT for amendment of SDE Seniority List 9 by incorporating SDETs promoted through both modes i.e. SQ and CQ for the vacancy year 2006-07 and publishing of seniority from the lis-9 to list-13 afresh in the light of the DoPT OM Dated 13.08.2021 should be issued and accordingly an speaking order may also be issued. Arguments and counter arguments were exchanged between two sides and the association insisted to implement the DoPT OM dated 13.08.2021 in true sense. Finally, it was agreed by the GM Pers that the matter will be re-examined and discussed at higher level also. We emphasize that management has got an opportunity to undo the injustice meted out to the LDCE qualified SDEs of 2006-07 onwards and this shouldn’t be allowed to slip from the hand.

On SDE to AGM Promotion, it was firmly told by that the Kolkata bench order has not touched the SDE seniority list 8 and only speaks about the revision on SDE Seniority list 9 to list 13 on the basis of DoPT OM dated 13.08.2021. Although the language of the order restraining for issuance of SDE to AGM Promotion is not clear but if read in totality, it is limited to only list 9 to list 13 i.e. the Promotion of the SDEs from list 9 to list 13 should be carried out after revision of these list in the light of DoPT OM 13.08.2021 only. Hence the Hon’ble Court at Kolkata has not restrained the SDE to AGM Promotion of SDE Seniority List 8 and it can be released once cleared by the Jabalpur Bench.

MS RR revision which incorporates stagnation clause for SDE to AGM and Fast Track Mechanism for AGM/DGM grades is in process of final discussion at the highest level and the revised draft of MS RR will be shared once the final meeting takes place at the of CMD BSNL.

The matter of conversion of soft tenure of Almora, Srinagar(Gwl) & New Tehri OAs of Uttrakhand Circle to Two Year Hard Tenure Stations was discussed in detailed and we reminded about earlier submission as well as CGM Uttarakhand recommendation. The matter of declaring five OAs of Karnataka viz. Madikeri, Karwar, Bidar, Chickmagalur & Shimoga as soft tenure stations was also discussed and hardship faced by the Circle for shortage of officers was discussed. GM Pers appraised that both the matter have been discussed with the Director HR and a final decision has to be taken. We requested to expedite the decision considering the situation of these Circles.

The matter of release GATE JTOS under Rule-8 from J&K Circle and NE Circles were also discussed. We apprised that at one side many GATE JTOs are waiting to return to their HOME STATE after completion of five years in these Circles and other side many SDES are waiting for their hard tenure posting at these locations in want of vacancies. As per restructuring, JTO and SDE are interchangeable and so a mechanism can be framed to release the GATE JTOs on Rule-8 for their home Circle after completing five years of service and equal numbers of SDEs can be posted from the waiting list to fill the gap. It will serve the purpose of both sides and address the issue in best possible way. We apprise that one meeting with PGM Establishment has already been done by the association on the subject. GM Pers agrees to look into the possibilities and examine the matter in consultation with the PGM Establishment.

The matter of retention, modification and OTP Transfer Cases also discussed in the meeting and cases handed over also.

The meeting ended on a positive note.

AIGETOA has demanded to convert three soft tenure stations of Uttarakhand Circle to 2 Year Hard Tenure Stations to meet shortage of officers in the Circle:

GS AIGETOA has represented the plight of Uttarakhand Circle facing acute hardship due to its harsh terrains, limited basic amenities, poor connectivity, and difficult living environment resulting in the acute shortage of employees to man the positions and maintain the services in many areas. This issue has been raised on many occasions by the association with different authorities but the result is awaited. Accordingly, GS AIGETOA has reached out to the CMD BSNL and requested his kind intervention to address the long awaited issues by converting three difficult terrain OAs namely Almora, Srinagar (Gwl) & New Tehri from Soft Tenure Station to Two Year Hard Tenure Station to attract employees from other Circles to work in these areas to break their long stay Circle Tenure as they are opting for J&K, Assam, NE etc.

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