BSNL CO issued instructions in compliance of Orders contained in Para 44 (iii) & (iv) read with Para (v) of Hon’ble SC with respect to EPF Higher Pension:

4th Circle Conference of AIGETOA Rajasthan held on 16th Feb 2023 at Bikaner

The 4th Circle Conference of BSNL Executive’s Recognized Majority Association – All India Graduate Engineers and Telecom Officers Association, Rajasthan Circle was inaugurated by distinguished guests Sh. Sandeep Govil, Director (Consumer Mobility), BSNL Board and Sh Sanjay Kumar Chief General Manager BSNL Rajasthan Telecom Circle at Vesta Palace, Bikaner, Rajasthan. The program commenced with lightening of the lamp by distinguished guests of the conference. The function was presided over by Sh Aditya Vijayvargiya, Circle President, The theme of Open session was – ”Human Capital of BSNL- The Unsung Warrior of revival and survival.″

Sh P N Sharma All India Convener AIGETOA CHQ & Circle Secretary, AIGETOA Rajasthan delivered the Insights on the Open Session Topic. Elaborate Speeches/Deliberations were made highlighting the role played by BSNL Employees the unsung warriors of BSNL, in the revival and survival of BSNL. Distinguished Guests, Sh Sandeep Govil, Director CM BSNL Board, Sh. Sanjay Kumar (Chief General Manager, BSNL Rajasthan), Sh Ashok Maheshwari (General Manager, BA Head, BSNL Bikaner, Sh. G. Veera Bhadra Rao (All India President AIGETOA CHQ), Sh Pavan Akhand (General Secretary AIGETOA CHQ), Sh Ravi Shil Verma, (All India Chairman AIGETOA CHQ). The meeting was attended by Collegium Members, Office bearers and other delegates of AIGETOA Rajasthan Circle.

In Afternoon session Sh P N Sharma, Circle Secretary, AIGETOA Rajasthan presented the Working Report and Shri Praveen Kumar Sharma Circle Finance Secretary AIGETOA Rajasthan presented the Financial Report and the house unanimously accepted the reports. Subsequently, the existing Circle body was dissolved by Circle president Sh Aditya Vijayvargiya and the house was handed over to Returning Officer Shri Puneet Kaushik and Asst Returning Officer Sh Ritesh Kumar Gupta, CHQ Observer were Sh Sunil Gautam (Astt. General Secretary-V) and Sh Yogendra Kumar (Astt. General Secretary-VI, AIGETOA CHQ).

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The house unanimously selected the following as Circle Office bearers of AIGETOA Rajasthan for the term 2023-2026.

Sh Rajeev Jain, Circle President

Sh P N Sharma, Circle Secretary

Sh Praveen Kumar Sharma, Circle Finance Secretary

Sh Dheer Singh Meena, Astt. Circle Secretary-I

Sh Vijay Kumar, Circle Vice President-I

Sh Dushyant Sharma, Circle Vice President-II

Sh Rakesh Kumar, Astt. Circle Secretary-II

Sh Shyam Sunder, Astt. Circle Secretary-III

Sh Dheeraj Chokniwal Astt Circle Secretary-IV

Sh Dinesh Meghwal – Astt. Circle Secretary-V

Sh N S Rathore – Astt. Circle Secretary-VI

Updates on Meeting with CMD BSNL on 20.02.2023 :

AIGETOA Team consisting of All India Chairman Shri Ravi Shil Verma, All India President Shri Veerabhadra Rao, General Secretary Shri Pavan Akhand, AGS Shri Yogendra Kumar and Joint Secretary Shri R N Mishra met CMD BSNL and discussed upon execution of further promotions in all cadres including that of JTO to SDE, SDE to AGM, AO to CAO and AGM to DGM promotions. CMD BSNL told us that his emphasis is always on executing the maximum possible promotions and to streamline the process, he has already instructed the HR team to publish the DPC and LDCE Calendar. In MSRR he said, the board has already approved the RRs but he and his team are open to discussions on the ways to execute the promotions provided the same falls within the ambit of defined structure and rules. We emphasized that things are quite possible within the ambit of rules and need is only to consider the ways with a positive mindset. We sought formal time from him for discussions. He said he shall be extending the formal meeting to discuss upon the inputs of association.

We also had a brief discussion on the restructuring part where in we stated that need for revisiting the strength is there as two years period are over and staff is further required for executing BharatNet Project in view of BBNL Merger and for executing the 4G saturation Project. CMD BSNL was affirmative on staff requirements especially in case of 4G Saturation Project. On BharatNet, he said that there is limited scope as most of the Fiber is outsourced. We told that there is ample scope in BharatNet also even by considering the outsourcing norms and we shall be presenting that formally also. The formal meeting with CMD BSNL is likely to be held in first week of March 2023 in view of his preoccupied tight schedule in this and coming week.

On AO to CAO promotions and AGM to DGM promotions, CMD BSNL told that decision is expected from Hon’ble court in the next hearing and thereafter promotions can be immediately held. The JTO to SDE promotions shall also be held soon.

We also discussed upon management moving once again on MT Recruitment. We requested CMD BSNL to not to start the process again as already many cases are there and matter is pending at Hon’ble PCAT where even the notification is under challenge. We said that going again with MT Recruitment will create huge unrest in executives. CMD BSNL said that he is aware of the legal positions and the department will not do anything in contravention to any court orders. However he emphasized that he firmly stands for meritocracy in which we said that if BSNL is really for meritocracy, then they should restore the seniority of LDCE passed candidates belonging to list 12 and 13 and ensure their promotions. Similarly they should resolve the SDE Reversal issue who have qualified the LDCE 2007 for which they were held fully eligible for appearing in the exam and they qualified the exam with merit. We requested Hon’ble CMD BSNL to extend the due position and seniority to the LDCE passed executives including that of List 12 and 13 and 147 group.

Thereafter we met GM Pers also and discussed OTP cases, Orders for new Hard and soft tenure stations belonging to Uttarakhand, Karnataka and Gujarat, SDE Reversal issue etc. We also requested GM Pers to allow all the candidates falling in long stay 24-25 years to opt for OTP transfers on their choice stations and also to open the window for them whose applications are pending in the Hard Tenure Waiting List. We also requested to open a special window for the executives whose applications were rejected on the last day so that they can modify their choices in current OTP window itself. We also suggested GM Pers to allow executives to cancel or modify their OTP applications in the module itself which will save a lot of time for the candidates as well as administration.

GM Pers said that opening a special window is under consideration for the candidates whose applications were rejected on the last day. Orders for new Hard Tenure and Soft Tenure Stations of Uttarakhand, Karnataka, Gujarat and few other stations shall be issued within a week. He assured that suggestions of association with respect to modification of OTP choices or cancellation of his own request can also be considered.

We also discussed upon the developments in the SLP filed by BSNL in 147 cases. We told GM Pers to consider revising the Seniority in line with the Hon’ble High Court orders which are most likely to be upheld by the Hon’ble Supreme Court also. We said, that now is high time for the department to extend the genuine dues to LDCE passed candidates belonging to various batches by restoring their seniority in view of the recent developments at Hon’ble Supreme Court in 147 case. GM Pers said that matter shall be discussed with BSNL Senior Counsel.

Friends, every issue will be discussed with management and concerned HR groups with full focus.

We firmly assure that none of the issues will remain pending with our consistent persuasion at all levels. We are in touch with other authorities also to get resolution of our pending HR issues.

Flash News: BSNL CO endorses EPF Circular with regard to higher pension option

Team AIGETOA consisting of Chairman Shri Ravi Shil Verma, All India President Shri Veerabhadra Rao, GS Shri Pavan Akhand and FS Shri Badri Kumar Mehta and JS Central Shri R N Mishra met Sr GM CA BSNL CO and requested for immediate endorsement of the order. BSNL CO has not only endorsed the order to circles but also has written to RPFC for immediate guidelines and clarification with respect to the process required to capture the same. We extend our sincere thanks to Sr GM CA Shri Surajit Mandol for his immediate action on the matter.

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Flash News: Update on EPF Higher Pension Option

As informed by AIGETOA CHQ during update of its last interaction at Central Provident Fund Commissioner office, today EPFO issued circular for exercising higher pension options. All Circle office Bearers and District office Bearers must take note of this and ensure that Joint options are submitted immediately without any delay. We are pursuing at BSNL CO to get the order endorsed by BSNL immediately.

CHQ team shall be visiting to the CPFC office, New Delhi for further clarification and details on the process.

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Publication of Inter-Circle Long Stay List in SDE (T) & AGM (T) :

BSNL CO published the inter-circle long stay list for more than 24 years in the grade of SDE (T) & AGM (T) around 422 SDE (T) and 494 AGM (T). Executives need to submit their 3 circles choices for intra circle rotational transfer through OTP window from 01.03.2023 to 07.03.2023. Circles are to forward the requests to Corporate office on or before 25.02.2023.

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