Wishing you a Joyous Dussehra 2023, dear members and well-wishers of AIGETOA!

Wishing you a Joyous Dussehra 2023, dear members and well-wishers of AIGETOA!

On this sacred occasion, let’s revel in the triumph of righteousness over evil and the victory of truth over deceit. Let’s also honor the relentless dedication of our BSNL executives, who are at the forefront of making India self-reliant in cutting-edge telecommunications, with indigenous 4G and 5G technologies.

AIGETOA remains unwavering in its commitment to resolve long-standing HR concerns related to pay, promotions, pensions, and the welfare of our dedicated executives. We are deeply appreciative of the invaluable support and guidance from the Parliamentary Committee on Public Undertakings (CoPU), which has recognized our inputs and is actively seeking a detailed report from the BSNL management. We are hopeful that our genuine demands will soon find resolution through the intervention of CoPU and the senior leadership of BSNL. Our heartfelt congratulations go to CMD BSNL, Shri P K Purwar ji, and Director HR, Shri Sandeep Govil ji, for their proactive and positive approach in addressing pending promotions across various grades. We sincerely appreciate their efforts and offer our full cooperation and support. We extend warm wishes for a joyful, prosperous, and secure Dussehra. May Goddess Durga bless you with health, wealth, and boundless happiness.

Flash News: Update on JTO to SDE Court Case pertaining to the operation of AIEL-3:

The court case for JTO to SDE Promotions pertaining to the operation of AIEL 3 was heard today. The Reply of BSNL has been submitted in both the cases. Intervention application of AIGETOA through its office bearer was also heard and Hon’ble Bench has allowed the intervention application of AIGETOA. Now advocate on behalf of AIGETOA can argue on the merits of the case.

The case is posted on 28th November at 2.30 pm for final arguments. We are very sure, the merit will definitely prevail and whatever way the case goes, AIGETOA will ensure that Promotion happens.

Friends, once again, it is AIGETOA only which is taking efforts to end the stalemate in JTO to SDE promotions. Our similar efforts are on for SDE to AGM Promotions also and AGM to DGM Promotions also. Similarly we are very close to breakthrough on 22820 and E2-E3 Court cases also.

This should also act as an eye opener to those who fell prey to the hollow promises and misguidance of their own brothers who just created a narrative against AIGETOA and encashed upon the sentiments of executives due to endless sufferings which has been meted out to several executive groups by virtue of consistent ignorance of the important HR issues by Management. Till date, we are yet to see any move from those torch bearers towards resolution of the issues while time is slowly tickling away. In fact the high decibel voice raised by those torch bearers across various groups has also gone silent. However it’s their choice, how they act or how they respond but AIGETOA is determined to remove all the roadblocks and end the stalemate on all the long pending issues of PPP. We consider ourselves duty bound to answer those 10,000 plus people who have shown their faith in AIGETOA.

We are very sure that with our consistent persuasion and unmatched perseverance, we will definitely succeed.

Flash News: Arguments in AO to CAO case completed – Judgement Reserved

The arguments in the case of AO to CAO Court Case at Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh Completed Today. Judgement is reserved. Team AIGETOA consisting of Shri Amit Roy, JS North, Shri Vikas Gupta CP Punjab and Shri Yogesh Chhabra, CS Punjab was present in the whole hearing.

Finally, after the herculean efforts of AIGETOA, this long pending case reached finality. Though today also, efforts were made by some groups to delay the hearing. However BSNL advocate’s strong pursuance resulted into final breakthrough. AIGETOA Team hopes for a speedy pronunciation of the judgement which will pave the way for long awaited promotions in the grade of AO to CAO which will open the path for JAO to AO Promotions also

It will be pertinent to mention that only because of efforts and pursuance of AIGETOA, this case reached to this stage else some groups left no stone unturned to delay the process. Very soon we will achieve the breakthrough in other cases also.

Update on AO to CAO Court Case Hearing held at Chandigarh on 17th October 2023:

Hearing on AO to CAO Promotions was held at Hon’ble Chandigarh CAT today. Strong arguments took place wherein both the sides presented their arguments. Pleading from the applicants side happened and counter arguments were done by BSNL Senior Advocate. The hearing remains inconclusive today and shall continue tomorrow also. Team AIGETOA was present in the court during the whole proceedings.

We extend our thanks to BSNL management for accepting the AIGETOA request for continuing with the same Senior advocate from the Supreme Court who was earlier presenting the case. In the Last Scheduled Hearing, Senior Counsel Late Shri R D Agarwala was also appointed to present the case but due to his sudden demise, the hearing couldn’t happen. Thereafter, the AIGETOA team pursued Management to continue with the Sr Advocate Shri Chauhan who was representing the case earlier. We expect the conclusive arguments tomorrow and a positive breakthrough so that AO to CAO Promotions can take place immediately. This will also result in execution of Similar number of Promotions from JAO to AO grade as per the formula given by AIGETOA to management earlier.

Dattopant Bapurao Thengadiji (19th Death Anniversary)

देश में किसान और मजदूर के हितों के प्रबल समर्थक और भारतीय मजदूर संघ, स्वदेशी जागरण मंच, भारतीय किसान संघ के संस्थापक परम आदरणीय श्री दत्तोपंत ठेंगड़ी जी की पुण्यतिथि पर भावभीनी श्रद्धांजलि।

Update on the pursuance of Team AIGETOA with Chairman and Members of the parliamentary committee on Public Sector Undertakings (COPU):

Team AIGETOA has been regularly pursuing with the members of the parliamentary committee on public undertaking (CoPU) including the chairman with regard to the long pending HR issues of Pay Promotions and Pensions and have submitted our inputs to Chairman COPU. We have highlighted the precarious conditions of BSNL Executives with respect to Pay, Perks and Allowances. We have informed that the BSNL Recruits despite having Professional and Technical Qualifications have been extended only one promotion in their entire career. We have also informed that the recommendation of 2nd PRC with respect to the Pay Scale and 30 Percent SAB is still pending to be implemented and even the Gazette Notification of the Government of India with respect to creating the separate pension scheme for BSNL Recruits was also highlighted. We had also highlighted that post implementation of 2nd PRC, many BSNL Recruits have been made subject to pay loss in place of increase in salary. We also informed them that despite mandatory provision, Post Retirement Medical Benefit fund is yet to be implemented in BSNL. We also have highlighted that executives up to AGM level are being forced to work at TA/DA/Allowances at 2002 rates. We had also requested for their support on implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL.

Our consistent efforts and regular pursuance with the members of COPU has finally succeeded and we wish to inform one and all that COPU has taken cognizance of our inputs, media reports and documents submitted by us and are taking the issues formally with BSNL Management and seeking detailed report in this regard. They have assured for their intervention in the settlement of these long pending genuine HR issues pertaining to BSNL Executives.

Friends, Team AIGETOA is trying from all corners and is leaving no stone unturned to achieve the objective of settlement of the long pending HR issues.

Team AIGETOA meeting with CMD BSNL and Director HR:

Team AIGETOA consisting of GS Shri Ravi Shil Verma, President Shri Veerabhadra Rao, All India Convener Shri A A Khan, Dy GS Shri Pavan Akhand, AGSs Shri Vivek Kumar Singh, Shri Yogendra Kumar, Shri Sunil Gautam met CMD BSNL Shri P K Purwar ji and Director HR Shri Sandeep Govil Ji on dated 10th and 11th October 2023 and had extensive discussions on the issue of Pending Promotions across various grades. We informed Hon’ble CMD and Hon’ble Director HR about the current status of the pending Promotions across all the grades. We also apprised them about the various issues which are stopping the promotions. We apprised CMD BSNL that HR Section has issued the Notional Promotions and need is to finalize the seniority list now and regularise the promotions held in 2018. This will pave the way for using the DGM vacancies for promotions from AGM To DGM Grade, SDE to AGM Grade and JTO to SDE Grade. We once again shared the inputs submitted by AIGETOA to CMD BSNL and the methodology with respect to how the Vacancies can be utilised for ensuring the promotions of all eligible. We also discussed the need for rationalising the LICE syllabus by making the topics optional. We also emphasized upon the need for ensuring promotions through regular channel of Promotions and requested for ensuring sufficient number of Vacancies. CMD BSNL appreciated our concern and assured that he will take into cognizance the inputs. He said he will discuss with his team on the way forward and emphasized that management is positive on the issue of promotions. However he was quite critical of unnecessary court cases especially in the context of AO to CAO Promotions and DGM Ad-hoc to Regular Promotions. We also requested for issuance of Pending Promotions in CSS cadre and PA/PS/PPS grade promotions. Team AIGETOA also emphasized and highlighted upon the need for making the pay and perks in line with the contemporary CPSUs. We said when government is expecting BSNL to perform and work as par with other leading PSUs, parity must be there with respect to benefits also. The meeting lasted for almost an hour and various aspects were discussed in detail. We also requested Director HR Govil Ji to consider the Retention/Modification of Transfer Cases in the grade of SDEs/AGMs. We also informed Director HR about the pending OTP Cases. We also requested Director HR to consider the retention of JTOs posted at BSNL CO as all are due for promotions to SDE Grade very soon. Director HR assured to look into the matter. We also discussed the current status of 4G Roll-out with Shri Sandeep Govil Ji and he informed that almost all issues are settled and hopefully 4G will be rolled out shortly.

Later on Team Met PGM Pers as well as PGM Recruitment also and had the follow up discussions with them on the above issues.

Team AIGETOA Welcomes Sh Kalyan Sagar Nippani Ji, Director HR (Designate) :

Team AIGETOA consisting of GS Sh Ravi Shil Verma, AIP Sh G Veerabhadra Rao, National Conveyor Sh Aftab Ahmed, Dy GS Sh Pavan Akhand, AGS Sh Yogendra Kumar & AGS Sh Sunil Gautam welcomes Sh Kalyan Sagar Nippani Ji, Director HR (Designate) BSNL Board who has recently joined BSNL Corporate Office and taken over charge as OSD to CMD BSNL.

We on behalf of our association welcomed him on board and conveyed that his role as Director HR holds immense importance in shaping the direction and success of our organization. With his extensive experience and knowledge, we are confident that he will guide us towards achieving our organizational goals and fostering a positive work culture in BSNL.

We told that AIGETOA looks forward to working closely with him, leveraging his guidance and insights to enhance the growth and development of HR of BSNL and also the resolution of the long pending HR issues of BSNL.

Director HR (Designate) Shri Kalyan Sagar Ji extended his well wishes to our association and assured his positive support on the resolution of the long pending issues.

Team AIGETOA Rajasthan welcomes to GS BMS at Jaipur on 06.10.2023 :

On October 6, 2023, the AIGETOA office in Jaipur hosted a warm and inspiring gathering as they welcomed and honored Sh. Ravindra Himte, the All India General Secretary of the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, during his visit to Rajasthan. In attendance were prominent figures such as Sh. Hari Mohan Sharma, the Rajasthan State General Secretary, Smt. Rekha Sharma, the Rajasthan State Vice President, Pramod Chaudhary, Jaipur District Vice President, along with dedicated AIGETOA-affiliated BMS CEC members, divisional representatives, and Jaipur BA office personnel.

Sh. Himte attentively listened to everyone’s input and offered valuable guidance. The event commenced with a warm welcome by District Secretary Sh. LN Saini, followed by expressions of gratitude from Circle Secretary , Sh PN Sharma. Sh Sharma stressed the urgency of addressing critical BSNL issues promptly and working collaboratively with BMS for the betterment of the nation. Circle Treasurer Sh. Praveen Sharma extended heartfelt thanks to Sh. Himte and reiterated his confidence in the organization’s success, emphasizing the importance of their partnership with BMS in their ongoing struggle.