Happy Mahavir Jayanti

AIGETOA urge BSNL to address grievances with respect to LICE & expedite promotion process – GS writes to Director HR :

GS AIGETOA writes to Director (HR), BSNL Board with a request to settle the grievances and concerns raised by LICE candidates regarding Question Paper and to expediting the process for declaration of results and promotions thereof.

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Concerns and Proposed Remedies:

Improperly framed questions and incorrect answers:

Proposed Remedy:

Discard wrong questions and reduce the total score, or award marks to all candidates, regardless of whether they attempted the question or not, due to negative marking.

Alternative Remedy:

For questions with multiple probable answers, marks should be given to all candidates.

Immediate display of the answer key and attempted question paper:

The answer key and attempted question paper should be made accessible to candidates through their login portals, as mentioned in the process.

No objection fee for answer/question corrections:

As an internal departmental examination, there should be no fee charged for correcting answers or questions. Associations representing (both majority and support) should be permitted to raise objections on their behalf.

Expedited process with maximum available vacancies:

The request to expedite the promotion process, maximizing available vacancies, and enhancing the LICE quota as a one-time measure.

Timely display of results and promotion orders:

The process of displaying results, addressing objections, and issuing revised answer keys should be completed by April 30, 2024, to facilitate the prompt issuance of promotion orders.

AIGETOA seek Promotions to all Eligible Executives, put an end to demotivation – GS writes to CMD BSNL Shri P K Purwar Ji :

GS AIGETOA writes to CMD BSNL Shri P K Purwar Ji raising the concern about the demotivation and unrest among BSNL executives due to a lack of career progression opportunities. GS highlighted the need for promoting all eligible SDEs, Account Officers who have completed their residency period through the DPC route, as assured by the Hon’ble MoC and management during various meetings.

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AIGETOA highlighted the gross injustice faced by BSNL executives regarding promotional avenues. Despite suggestions and appreciation from the Hon’ble MoC and management, the resolution of promotional issues has not been prioritized, even though it bears no financial implication for BSNL.

AIGETOA emphasizes the need for justice for executives who cleared the LDCE in 2012 and have been working in the SDE grade for over 10 years, with their seniority pushed down through no fault of their own. AIGETOA suggests that promoting all eligible SDEs to the AGM grade can resolve this issue. Additionally, the association proposes the implementation of an upper cap on the residency period for promotions across various streams, including Telecom, Finance, CSS, Civil, Electrical, and Architecture, through personal upgradation of incumbent posts.

Criticizing the current HR policy, AIGETOA argues that executives should not be forced to appear in LICEs at every level, unlike ideal PSUs that offer time-bound promotions to entry-level executives. They attribute the majority of court cases to the introduction of competitive exams in BSNL, leading to disillusionment and frustration among executives.

The letter also highlights the ongoing legal challenges to the recruitment of MT (Management Trainees). AIGETOA demands the management to scrap the arbitrary MT Recruitment Process and divert the seats to the DPC Quota.

Association urges the BSNL management to ensure a minimum career progression up to the AGM level through personal upgradation and the creation of promotional posts without increasing the total sanctioned strength. We also request the utilization of vacant posts in the Telecom, Accounts, and Finance cadres for DPC promotions and the diversion of SETs and DR DGM posts for DPCs to create additional opportunities.

The association hope that the BSNL management will recognize the demotivation among executives and direct the HR unit to complete the promotions of all eligible executives through the seniority cum fitness mode, providing expeditious relief.

AIGETOA seeks Online Facility for “Tax Regime Option” in ESS Portal – GS Writes to Director (Finance) Shri Rajiv Kumar :

GS AIGETOA writes to Director (Finance) Shri Rajiv Kumar with request for the creation of an online facility in the Employee Self Service (ESS) portal for employees to choose their preferred “Tax Regime Option” for the financial year 2024-25.

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Every year, BSNL employees are required to manually submit tax declaration forms, which is a time-consuming and inefficient process. In letter dated April 5, 2024, the BSNL management instructed employees to furnish their declarations using Form 12BB to the concerned DDOS/AO(Pay/HCM/Cash) by April 20, 2024.

To streamline this process, the association urge the Director (Finance) to incorporate a feature in the ESS module of the ERP portal, which would allow employees to select their preferred tax regime (Old or New under section 115BAC) and save their particulars electronically.

The introduction of an online facility offers several advantages, including eliminating the need for manual submission, reducing errors, streamlining data management, and enhancing efficiency in tax administration.

AIGETOA believes that implementing this proposal will not only alleviate the burden on employees and administrative staff but also contribute to overall operational efficiency within BSNL.

Ambedkar Jayanti, 14th April

AIGETOA extends warm greetings to all on the occasion of Ambedkar Jayanti. Bharat Ratna Baba Saheb Dr. B R Ambedkar, the architect of the Indian Constitution, was a man of remarkable intellect and a true visionary who dedicated his life to the upliftment of the downtrodden and the marginalized. His contributions to the field of law, economics, and social justice are unparalleled and continue to inspire us today.

On this day, let us remember and celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Ambedkar. His unwavering commitment to equality, justice, and freedom serves as a guiding light for us to strive towards a more inclusive and equitable society. Let us carry forward his ideals and work towards creating a nation where every individual, regardless of caste, creed, or gender, has the opportunity to thrive and realize their full potential.

We pay tribute to this great leader and reaffirm our dedication to upholding the values of equality, dignity, and social justice that he fought for. Let the spirit of Ambedkar Jayanti unite us in our efforts to build a better tomorrow for all.

Calling option for Employees to declare their intended Tax Regime (Old or New) under section 115BAC for the FY 2023-24 :

BSNL CO is calling for employees to declare their intended tax regime (Old or New) under section 115BAC for the fiscal year 2023-24. The new tax regime is the default option, but employees can choose to opt out if they do not have income from business or profession.

Employees are requested to submit their declaration by 21st April 2024, to the relevant DDOs/AO(Pay/HCM/Cash). If no intimation is made, it will be assumed that the employee is continuing with the default new tax regime.

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नव संवत्सर, विक्रम संवत-2081 की आप सभी को हार्दिक बधाई एवं अनंत शुभकामनाएं!

May this auspicious occasion bring Joy, Prosperity, and Good Fortune into your Lives.

BSNL CO initiates the process of preparing of all India eligibility list of PS (field units) as on 01.01.2023 and reservation rosters of PPS (field units) :

BSNL initiated the process of preparing the all India eligibility list for Private Secretaries (PS) in field units and reservation rosters for Personal Secretary (PPS) field units. As part of the process, all Circle Heads have been asked to provide detailed information as per the letter.

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