Circle Conference of CTD Telecom Circle on 06.08.2022

Circle Conference of CTD Telecom Circle on 06.08.2022

The Annual General Body Meeting of AIGETOA CTD Circle was conducted successfully as per the schedule on 6th Aug 2022.

The election of the new governing body of CTD Circle carried out as per the provisions in presence of CHQ Observer Sh Deepak Kumar Sahoo VP, AIGETOA CHQ.

The following Circle Body was elected for the next three years tenure of AIGETOA CTD Circle Sh Dinesh Roy, Sh Sayantan Sikder & Sh Arvind Shukla were elected as Circle President, Circle Secretary and Circle Finance Secretary respectively.

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AIGETOA Gujarat Meeting with Hon’ble MP & Chairman, SC-ST Parliamentary Committee, Dr. Kiritbhai Solanki Ji

Team AIGETOA Gujarat along with AGS CHQ Ajay Parmar, CS Gujarat C M Tamboliya, CP Gujarat Mayur Parmar, CFS Gujarat Anurag Parmar and other Office bearers AIGETOA Gujarat met Hon’ble MP & Chairman, SC-ST Parliamentary Committee, Dr. Kiritbhai Solanki at Circuit House, Ahmedabad for long pending Promotions & Standard Payscale issue in BSNL.

The team appraised the Hon’ble Chairman on various long pending HR related issues including Standard Payscale, shortfall in SAB contributions and expected promotions in the cadre of AGM and CAO which are pending since long due to court case.

Team also appraised that implementation of Standard Payscale in BSNL is also pending since long and due to which pay parity is created in same cadre executives and they are facing huge financial loss and matter is pending at DoT. Hon’ble Chairman was very apprehensive on shortfall in SAB contribution and agreed for post retirement social security guarantee should be among top priority of organization. He assured to take up the matter with Hon’ble Communication Minister.

Hon’ble Chairman listened patiently and has agreed that BSNL is facing acute shortage in middle level management due to huge VRS. He assured to take up the matter with BSNL Management so that long due promotions can be executed. He categorically assured that BSNL cannot skip it’s responsibility to issue promotions as things are crystal clear post issuance of verdict on reservation by Hon’ble Supreme Court.

Team thanked Hon’ble Chairman, Dr. Kiritbhai Solanki ji for sparing sufficient time and patiently listening to our issues. We requested to do needful for early issuance of promotions to which he responded positively and to direct DoT for implementation of standard E2 pay scales for JTO and E3 scales for SDE grade.

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Meeting of Team AIGETOA Gujarat with CMD BSNL on his visit to Ahmedabad on 09.06.2022

Today AIGETOA Gujarat team consisting of Sh Chandrakant Tamboliya Circle Secretary, Sh Mayur Parmar Circle President, FS Sh Anurag Parmar, ACS Sh Jayesh Solanki, ACS Sh Nirav Barot along with AGS CHQ Sh Ajay Parmar had meeting with CMD BSNL on his visit to Ahmedabad for PSU Exhibition at Gandhinagar. AIGETOA team welcomed CMD BSNL and presented memento of Statue of Unity.

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CMD BSNL updated the development in Government package and his plan for bringing BSNL on growth path and a profit making company by 2025-26. He also shared Government view and expectations from BSNL. He updated meeting with present status of 4G roll out and rural FTTH expansion on BBNL OLTs with revenue share model of 85% BSNL-15% BBNL. CMD has urged all BSNL employees & higher managerial officers to work hard and prove ourselves.

From AIGETOA side, Team Gujarat raised serious concerns for long pending HR issues and expect to be resolved within his tenure period. Team Gujarat raised E2-E3 Standard pay scale issue and updated about our CHQ team visit to DoT officers. We asked CMD to write a letter to DOT for approving E2-E3 without cascading effect. CMD had noted positively and assured.

Team raised grant of E1+5 increments for immediate relief to most effected Junior batches. CMD had declared that in very short future new MSRR, SDE RR will be finalized and he had planned to give chance to meritorious candidate to get early promotion through internal competitive exams.

We demanded to deposit pending SAB fund upto current month; also, to approve pending SAB contribution. CMD has assured us that even though SAB contribution can be increased as revenue increases but he will consider to increase quantum

We inquired about SDE to AGM promotion status, on which CMD said he has already discussed with all three association GS and once a common consent is made, he will be able to execute promotion within next 10 days. We also demanded planning for considering last eligible candidate, CMD assured to give maximum possible promotion. He also said he was one who readily agreed for addition of 1500 post against original proposal. For AO to CAO promotion CMD assured for positive steps.

Meeting extended for more than 1 hour against allotted time for few minutes.

Team Gujarat extend sincere thank to CMD for sparing his time for more than one hour in his brief and busy schedule.

Updates of AIGETOA Gujarat Team meeting with Dir HR on visit to Ahmedabad :

Today, AIGETOA Gujarat Circle team including CS C M Tamboliya, CP Mayur Parmar, CFS Anurag Parmar, ACS Jayesh Solanki and AGS CHQ Ajay Parmar met Director HR Shri Arvind Vadnerkar Ji on the sideline of his visit to Ahmedabad. AIGETOA Gujarat team welcomed him and submitted a memorandum containing various HR and operational issues.

Director appreciated the team AIGETOA Gujarat for mentioning operational issues as well in addition to HR issues in the memorandum. Director HR patiently discussed every issue at length giving his valuable guidance on each issue and also noted down certain important suggestions given by the AIGETOA Gujarat team. Director HR gave brief update about proposed revival package 2.0 for BSNL from Govt of India which can put BSNL again on growth path. Discussion about 4G rollout and necessary requirement of infrastructure upgradation was also held.

Thereafter, Team AIGETOA Gujarat discussed for resolution all the HR issues including E2-E3, E1+5, SAB, JTO to SDE promotion, Payloss, SDE to AGM and AO to CAO promotions. Director HR told that his team is working sincerely and actively to resolve all these issues in a time bound manner. Team Gujarat requested to post regular PGMs/GMs for Junagadh and Bhuj BA which have been vacant since long and for immediate disbursement of pending temporary advance especially for CNTX West.

Team Gujarat also raised the issue of disruption of services due to frequent failure of connectivity towards Mumbai IGW. On this, team had at length discussion and it was requested to provide alternate route as an immediate relief and new IGW at Ahmedabad or nearby location in west zone as a permanent relief which Director HR noted positively. The business model of FTTH was also discussed in detail by AGS CHQ Sh Ajay Parmar and suggested for MSO business model for sustainable growth. Director HR was very much receptive on this and asked to submit the detail proposal.

Finally, Team AIGETOA Gujarat extended sincere gratitude for giving his valuable time and also conveyed wish that all pending HR issues get resolved during his tenure.

Notice for Circle Conference cum Annual General Meet of AIGETOA, Jammu & Kashmir Telecom Circle

Circle Conference cum Annual General Meet (AGM) of AIGETOA J&K Telecom Circle will be held on 9th Nov 2021 through online mode as per the provision in the constitution of AIGETOA.

Circle Conference cum AGM Schedule of Jammu & Kashmir Telecom Circle:

Date of Circle Conference cum AGM: 9th Nov 2021(Tuesday)

Venue of the AGM: Shall be conveyed latter on.

Date of Circle Conference cum AGM: 9th Nov 2021(Tuesday) from 10.30am to 2.30pm

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Update on Meeting with CMD BSNL on 18th Sept 2021 at Bhubaneswar

AIGETOA team Comprising of Shri D K Sahoo (AGS-I CHQ), Shri Ashok Acharya (JS East), Shri P K Mohanty (CP Odisha) and Shri Dhiren Parida (Circle Secretary Odisha) met CMD BSNL Shri P K Purwar at Bhubaneswar on 18th Setp 2021 & welcomed him to Temple City Bhubaneswar with a flower bouquets and honored him a specialized shawl of Odisha. AIGETOA Team submitted a memorandum containing BSNL revival issue & important HR issues of executives and some Odisha circle specific issues. In spite his busy schedule he discussed some of the important issues.

Promotion to all eligible executives before finalization of restructuring

Detail discussion held with CMD BSNL on the promotion issue. Where CMD BSNL informed about management’s action plan on promotion issue. We informed him that, as BSNL is going for a major structural change, it is utmost necessary to promote all the eligible executives to next grade as one time measure, which will resolve the stagnation issue of executives and definitely motivate employees for better performance. CMD agreed to discuss with his HR team on the issue.

Left out DPC to be done for JTO to SDE

CMD informed that, HR team already working on it. He assured to complete DPC process of remaining executives at the earliest. Reminder letter should be issued to DOT for the E2 for JTO/JAO and E3 for SDE/AO cadre. He informed that, reminder Letter to DOT for the E2 for JTO/JAO and E3 for SDE/AO cadre will be issued soon.

Payment of pending SAB contribution and enhance the quantum from 5%.

We expressed our deep concern over BSNL management’s complete ignorance on pension benefit issue of BSNL recruited employees by the name of financial condition of BSNL. We intimated him that, more than 75% of existing employees failing on this category and this is only hope for their future security and requested CMD to increase contribution. We also requested him to release pending SAB contribution immediately.

CMD BSNL agreed to release outstanding SAB contribution. Regarding enhancement of SAB contribution he informed that, same will be considered only after improvement in BSNL financial condition.

Immediate Launching 4G services and persuasion at the ministry level

CMD BSNL informed that, BSNL management continuously trying at the highest level for the launch of 4G services in BSNL which is invariable delayed due to Govt policy to use indigenous technology for 4G equipments also informed that matter related to up gradation existing N/W to 4G, already communicated to Hon’ble minister for necessary intervention and issuance of instruction for approval of proposal submitted by BSNL Management committee for upgrdation to 4G.

On the Odisha Circle specific issue

Providing CPAN equipment to cater to the demand of high bandwidth. Strengthening the transmission media to provide quality service.

4F and OLT/ONT for FTTH service

He has assured to extend necessary support to Odisha Circle for Strengthening of Tx Network and improvement of Network uptime. BNG equipment not to be diverted and utilized in Orissa. Agreed, not to divert BNG from Odisha Circle.

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Update on Meeting with Director CM

On 18th Sept 2021, team AIGETOA Punjab Comprising Circle Secretary Sh. Yogesh Chhabra, Circle President Sh. Vikas Gupta, ACS-1 Sh. Narinder Kumar and ACS-4 Sh. Ramanand Srivastava welcomed Hon’ble Director (CM) Shri Sushil Kumar Mishra on his official visit to Chandigarh and submitted memorandum containing issues of utmost importance for BSNL survival and burning issues of pay, pension & promotion(PPP). Inspite of his hectic schedule, he gave a patience hearing in the chamber of CGMT Punjab.

Each and every point is discussed in detail as mentioned below-

Immediate Launching of 4G Services

Team conveyed very clearly that 4G services should be launched at the earliest on PAN India basis as it is must for the survival of BSNL. He informed us that management is also working on the same path. Even Govt. of India is planning to provide financial support under their Make in India initiative. If TCS will pass this POC then PO will be given to TCS directly for launching of 4G services instead of any tender.

Revenue loss due to bundling of VAS services with our popular STVs

Association expressed their concern over leakage of money to VAS vendors due to bundling. Director (CM) informed us that BSNL doesn’t have its own platform for providing such services. These are necessary for the attention of customers. We also suggested that two separate STV’s with bundled and without bundled services can be launched and also revenue to be paid for only those subscribers which are using this services. He responded positively and said that he will definitely explore this.

Regularization of Salary

On this Director (CM) said that salary is regularized but the date of disbursement is 20th of every month due to some reason.

HR Restructuring & proper manpower utilization

Association side asked for the promotion of all eligible employees before the finalization of restructuring process as no. of post has been drastically decreased in management proposal. Director (CM) informed that discussions are already going on between union/association and management about the promotions to avoid stagnation of all employees in any cadre.

30% SAB to BSNL Recruit Employees

We expressed our deep concern over the avoidance of pension benefits to BSNL recruit employees by the management. In the recent Pandemic many employees lost their life and the family will hardly get a pension of Rs 2K to 3K a month from SAB Pension fund due to insufficient contribution. In light of this 30% SAB contribution should be extended to BSNL Recruited Employees and pending contribution till date to be submitted immediately. Director (CM) assured us to discuss this in next BSNL Board.

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Circle Conference of AIGETOA Karnataka held on 18th Sept 2021

The Circle Conference cum Annual General Body Meeting of AIGETOA Karnataka was conducted successfully as per the schedule on 18th Sept 2021.

The election of the new governing body of Karnataka carried out as per the provisions in presence of CHQ Observer AGS Shri Madhava Rao and JS South Shri Sridhar Babu. The following Circle Body was elected for the next three years tenure of AIGETOA Karnataka Shri T Lakshmi Narayana, Shri Sourabh Agrawal and Shri Ashok Shigli was elected as Circle President, Circle Secretary and Circle Finance Secretary respectively.

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AIGETOA CHQ congratulates the newly elected Karnataka Circle Governing body.

Circle Conference of AIGETOA Chhattisgarh held on 18th Sept 2021

The Circle Conference cum Annual General Body Meeting of AIGETOA Chhattisgarh was conducted successfully as per the schedule on 18th Sept 2021.

The election of the new governing body of Chhattisgarh carried out as per the provisions in presence of CHQ Observer AGS Shri Pavan Akhand and JS Central Shri Himanshu Ojha. The following Circle Body was elected for the next three years tenure of AIGETOA Chhattisgarh Shri Gagan Soni, Shri Naveen Kumar Verma and Shri Satyanaryan Pradhan was elected as Circle President, Circle Secretary and Circle Finance Secretary respectively.

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AIGETOA CHQ congratulates the newly elected Chhattisgarh Circle Governing body.

Circle coordinator AIGETOA Rajasthan Shri Prakash Pancholi has developed a device for SOS/Emergency medical help. This device take health related parameters like body temperature,Oxygen saturation level,Pulse etc. from its inbuilt sensor and same is forwarded to central server. Once the alert is obtained, doctor may also see previous treatment history and treatment detail and as per the current observations, immediate help may provided to concern.

This is very economical, compact and light weight device and easy to use. This device may be helpful for the persons leaving alone or isolated.

It will also provide urgent primary treatment in case of Corona wave when hospitals will be over loaded and immediate help need to provide to patient.

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