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

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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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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Exemption from Election Related Duty – For exam date for upcoming LICEs on 16th & 17th April 2024 :

Recruitment Cell BSNL CO issued directive to all Circle Heads regarding exemption from election related duty for exam date for upcoming LICEs on 16th & 17th April 2024.

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Executives appearing in the LICEs are facing difficulties in attending the exams due to being deputed for election-related tasks. As a result, the Circle Heads have been asked to liaise with the relevant authorities to obtain exemptions for these individuals, ensuring they can appear in the LICE Exams.

BSNL extends online self-certificate submission deadline for PUA Payment in ERP-ESS for FY 2023-24:

BSNL CO has extended the deadline for eligible executive employees to submit self-certificates for Professional Upgradation Allowance (PUA) payments through the ERP-ESS portal. Originally set to close on 21st March 2024, the new deadline is now 31st March 2024 for the financial year ending 31st March 2024.

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First implemented in 2005, PUA allows BSNL executives to receive two percent of one-month basic pay per month to purchase educational materials on a self-certification basis. Employees must submit their annual self-certification via the ERP-ESS portal between 21st March 2024 and 31st March 2024.

Failure to submit the mandatory certificate results in non-payment of PUA for the subsequent year.

Entry of all Desktop/Laptop Data in SAP-ERP System Regarding Entry of 100% Desktop/Laptop Data in SAP-ERP System:

BSNL CO has directed all CGMs across all circles to capture 100% of the desktop and laptop data in the company’s SAP-ERP system. This move aims to streamline operations and facilitate better management of resources. The letter has been issued in line with our discussions and assurances made in agenda meeting dated 9th February 2024 wherein for Pan India roll out of laptop policy, the asset entry is required.

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BSNL has instructed that a certificate confirming the successful upload of all relevant data be submitted to the Corporate Office. Upon reviewing the certificates, the cases will be assessed on a circle-wise basis for the implementation of the Laptop Reimbursement Policy.

According to the guidelines provided by BSNL, the desktop and laptop data should be entered using Info Type 9002 in the respective Personal Areas (PA) or Personal Sub-Areas (PSA) within the ERP system. This initiative is expected to enhance transparency and efficiency in managing the company’s IT assets.

BSNL CO has urged all circles to expedite the process of data entry to ensure timely submission of certifications and smooth implementation of the Laptop Reimbursement Policy.

Accordingly, all the circle secretaries are requested to ensure that the compliance to this effect is done expeditiously so that executives can avail the facility of laptop reimbursement.

Limited Internal Competitive Examination (LICE) for promotion to the grade of Junior Telecom-officer (Telecom) [JTO (T)] under 50% internal quota for vacancy year 2023

BSNL CO issued notifications to hold an online Limited Internal Competitive Examination (LICE) for promotion to the grade of Junior Telecom-officer (Telecom) [ JTO (T) ] to fill up the vacant posts in the grade of Junior Telecom-officer (Telecom), JTO (T) under 50 % internal quota for vacancy year 2023 (as per Annexure-A) from the eligible candidates of BSNL.

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Vacancies indicated in Annexure-A also include carried forward (Backlog) vacancies from VY 2022 which are shown separately against each Circle.

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