Annual General Meeting (AGM) of AIGETOA Chennai :

Annual General Meeting (AGM) of AIGETOA Chennai :

The Annual General Meeting of AIGETOA Chennai was successfully conducted on 10.03.2023. All India President Shri Veerabhadra Rao, Joint Secretary (South) Shri S Suresh Kumar, CHQ Advisor Shri K Senthil Kumar and CHQ OS Shri Nithya Jarald attended and graced the occasion. CGM Chennai and PGM HR were unable to attend the AGM due to last moment meeting. They have conveyed their wishes to our CS Shri Uma Chandran. AIP Shri Veerabhadra Rao and JS (South) Shri S. Suresh Kumar addressed the gathering and briefed the house about the current status of various issue taken by CHQ with the management.

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In the AGM the house unanimously elected the following members for the vacant post in the Governing body :

Finance Secretary – Shri P Karthikeyan

Vice President II – Shri T Ranjith Kumar

Asst. Circle Secretary_V – Shri M Saravanan

After the election of the above office bearers, the CEC decided to create nominated post for strengthening our beloved association. According the following posts were created and members were nominated –

Chairman – Shri A Kannan

Convener I – Shri K Senthil Kumar

Convener II – Shri V Selvarathinam

Women’s Welfare Committee

Chairperson – Smt K Priya

Convener – Smt Vasantha Mary

Member I – Smt Padma Suba

Member II – Smt A Bharathi

Member III – Smt R Meenakshi

Circle Advisory Committee

Member I – Shri Selva Kumar

Member II -Smt. D Sujatha

Member III -Shri Hazarulla

Circle Organising Committee

Organising Secretary I – Shri Babu

Organising Secretary II – Shri Hemlal

Organising Secretary III – Shri Patcha Muthu

CWC Members

CWC I – Shri K Balaji

CWC II – Shri G. Srinivasan

Finally, the house passed the Circle Finance report and the AGM concluded with Vote of Thanks and National Anthem. AIGETOA CHENNAI office bearers thank each and every member for making this AGM a grand success.

Together We Can!! Together We Will.

Inauguration of AIGETOA Hyderabad Office at PGM HTD Office, Hyderabad by AIP Sh Veerabhadra Rao :

On 08.03.2023 AIP Shri Veerabhadhra Rao inaugurated AIGETOA Hyderabad Office at PGM HTD Office, Hyderabad.

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The event started off with the Lighting of the Lamp by the AIP and also by AGM Smt Vasantha and Padmavathi marking the Women’s Day celebration as well.

The inauguration ceremony was also attended by Shri T Narender CS Telangana Circle, Shri M Madhava Rao Chairman TS Circle, DP HTD Shri Ashok, DS HTD Shri GVVN Sateesh, CFS Shri Munibabu, ACSs Shri B baburao & Shri Kalyan Kumar, CVP Shri Veeresh, DFS Shri Anand, ADSs, DVPs, OS of HTD, other units DSs and DPs and other Union leaders Shri Rajaram, CS SEWA Telangana, DS Shri Anjaneyulu HTD Telangana, DS NFTE Shri Muthu, DS BSNLEU Shri Sushil and members of AIGETOA HTD.

After the inauguration, the meeting was open for discussion on various topics of concern to the members. Discussion held on E1+5 increments, Standard Pay Scales, EPF full pension, Promotions in various cadre & Pay Revision etc., AIP replied to all the above and assured the members of full support of the CHQ in raising their issues with the management.

Update on meeting of Team AIGETOA Punjab with Dir(CM) on 25.02.2023 :

Team AIGETOA Punjab Circle comprising Circle President Sh Vikas Gupta, Asst Circle Secretary Sh Narinder Kumar, Asst Circle Secretary Sh Vivek Asthana, District Secretary Nodal-Center Sh Ajit Singh and District President Nodal-Center Sh Anurag Parkash met Sh Sandeep Govil Director (CM) BSNL Board on his maiden visit to Chandigarh on 25.02.2023 to review Indigenous 4G launch.

Team welcomed him and congratulated him on assuming the high office of Director CM Team had brief discussion on various issues including 4G roll out, VAS bundling issue, increase in SAB contribution, Pay scale issues, Promotion in all cadres, Payment of GTI and GHI by BSNL. He gave patient hearing to our issues and assured to look into them. Team also submitted a memorandum to Director (CM).

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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

Launch of new website of AIGETOA CTD

Team AIGETOA CTD is delighted to launch its all new official website,

Today, on 10.02.2023, CGM CTD, Shri Debasis Sarkar inaugurated the website in presence of Circle leadership. AIGETOA CTD firmly believes in knowledge sharing and upliftment of all the BSNL employees. We hope, through this web platform, we all can achieve this. AIGETOA CTD is thankful to ACS Shri Datla Vijay Kumar & our veteran member Shri Sibadas Bag for designing the webpage. Team CTD also expect feedbacks from all of members to improve further regarding the appearance and contents of the website.

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Team AIGETOA MH Meeting with Director(HR)

On 3rd Feb, 2023, Team AIGETOA Nagpur lead by Shri Ashish Jain (CP MH), Shri Sandeep Shende (DP Nagpur), Shri Praveen Kamble (DS Nagpur), Shri Vijay Modak (DT Nagpur), Shri Prafull Yenorkar ADS and Shri Rajesh Kadbe VP CNTX-Nagpur met Director HR on his visit to Nagpur BA.

Team welcomed Director HR on his visit to Nagpur BA and held a prolonged in-depth discussion with him on the following issues:

Superannuation Benefits, SAB :

Team expressed our deep concern over inadequate initiation on our SAB issues. Team apprised him of the insecurity being felt among BRs i.r.o. terminal benefits.

Director HR opined that although there has been infusion of funds from Government of India but that cannot be diverted for SAB since it is to be invested for rolling out 4G & other new services. Thus it may 2-3 years to solve this issue fully as per AIGETOA demand.

Shri Ashish Jain opined that the concerns of BRs regarding SAB should not be overlooked since it pertains to the financial welfare of dependents. Shri Sandeep Shende pointed out that the Management should look holistically over the SAB issues and stepwise actions should be initiated in that direction to win the confidence of BRs.

Director HR noted these issues and assured that necessary corrective measures will be initiated.

Increase in Medical entitlement amount in BSNLMRS :

Presently the funds allotted for BSNLMRS entitlement is for 15 days of Basic + DA. We objected that such insufficient allocation of funds may be raised to 23-25 days which will enable the executives to meet the financial expenses arising out of treatment of aged parents & dependents.

Director HR appreciated our initiative in this regard and made a note of it and assured that this matter will be resolved soon.

General Term Insurance & Group Health Insurance:

We apprised Director HR that since the financial condition of BSNL is improving gradually, the Mgmt. should bear the expenses for GTI & GHI premium of employees. We reminded him that welfare measures for employees is the responsibility of the organization which they should look into.

Director HR held constructive views on this idea and stated that he empathizes the concern of AIGETOA and will do needful for this.

Post Recruitment Medical Benefits, PRMB :

The PRMB issues were also raised during the discussion. We held that the PRMB benefits should be constructive and in tune with the time, since the BRs would be financially embarrassed if SAB, pension and other post retirement issues aren’t addresses. Thus PRMB if expanded will lessen the burden of employees.

Director HR noted this issue and said he’ll study the need and necessity of PRMB and hold talks with us then. He made a note of all the genuine issues raised by us and assured that positive and constructive outcome will surely be arrived soon.

We expressed our gratitude to him for patient listening and positive attitude for resolution of genuine demands of BRs.

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Annual General Meeting of AIGETOA Punjab was held on 09th Dec 2022 at Engineers Bhawan, Institution of Engineers (India), Sector 19, Chandigarh

This AGM was special in the sense that after three years Physical meeting of delegates from all over Punjab took place in which more than 150 collegium members, delegates and volunteers of AIGETOA participated. Sh Sandeep Diwan, CGMT Punjab Circle, Dr Mandeep Prakash, PGM (Fin), Sh Ajay Kararha PGM(CMTS), Sh Deepak Garg PGM (Nodal Center) and Sh M C Singh, GMTD(Chandigarh SSA) from BSNL management, Sh Ravi Shil Verma, AIC, Sh Yogendra Kumar, AGS, Sh Sunil Gautam, AGS and Sh Amit Roy, JS (N)from AIGETOA CHQ , Sh Chander Singh Negi, CS Himachal and Sh Amit Malik, CS Haryana graced the occasion and shared their views on the open session topic ‘Role of Management & Employee in BSNL 2.0’. Sh Akhilesh Kumar Singh, GM(HR) was out of station due to some personal engagement, he wished the success of the AGM and congratulated the team.

The Session started with flag hoisting of AIGETOA and prayer ‘इतनी शक्ति हमें देना दाता..’ followed by ‘दिप प्रजवल्लन’ by Chief Guest Hon’ble CGMT Sh Sandeep Diwan, Special Guest Sh Ravi Shil Verma, All India Chairman, AIGETOA and the esteemed Guests. All the guests were facilitated with Shawl and Bouquet. It was followed by inauguration of the Diary of AIGETOA Punjab by Chief Guest and the invited dignitaries.

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Brief of the Speech:

Sh Vikas Gupta, Circle President opened the session by greeting and welcoming all the dignitaries, CEC member and Collegium members. In his opening speech, he expressed his views on the role of employees in BSNL 2.0. He stressed upon management to provide all the resources as per day to day operational requirements so that employees can give their best. He focused that Human resource is most important resource and unfortunately it is deprived the most, so it need to be taken care of. All the employee’s issues related to Pay, Promotion and Pension should be resolved by management at earliest. He quoted the famous quote by Richard Branson “If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the clients.” He also called upon all the executives to work up to best of their capability with whatever resources available to them.

Circle Secretary Himachal Sh Chander Singh Negi stressed the need to understand the long pending issues of promotion and upward pay scale revision as per 2nd PRC. Circle Secretary Sh Amit Malik spoke about the feelings of the executives in the field units and urged the management to consider the favorable outcome. AGS Sh Sunil Gautam highlighted the issue of pay loss, promotion of the left out JTOs and SDE to AGM promotion. JS (North) Sh Amit Roy vigorously opined that BSNL may be down right now but certainly it will not lose.

Sh MC Singh, GMT (Chandigarh BA) in his address asked BSNL employees to put all out efforts in every segment whether it is Enterprise Business, Mobile Services, Fiber to the Home (FTTH), Landline & Broadband. He stressed on importance of dedication, innovation & smart working to serve BSNL customers with whatever resources are available at present. He shared innovative way of motivating the employee like BNG router inauguration by the hardest working employee who is JE in Ropar SSA. He briefed about the Sales & Marketing activities in Chandigarh BA with new banner design. He reiterated the lines “मेरे सीने में नहीं तो तेरे सीने में सही, हो कहीं भी आग, लेकिन आग जलनी चाहिए।”

Dr Mandeep Prakash, PGM(Fin) in his speech lauded the efforts of the Associations and unions in carrying the voice of employees to the management and further stated that the Associations having the force of the employees behind them can do various positive things on macro level leaving aside the minor issues. The associations should also form Shadow Management and provide their suggestions to the management and follow up it with the full strength. The comparative data between different operators were presented and touched the points where the BSNL can improve the topline and bottom-line without compromising the quality of the services.

Sh Deepak Garg, PGM (Nodal Centre North) congratulated the AIGETOA Punjab for conducting the AGM. He told that government has given a very good package to BSNL and now our responsibility is to execute the upcoming projects like 4g and billing consolidation timely. He stressed for the better employees and management relations for the faster and better execution of any project. He also mentioned that employee benefits are equally important for the productivity and profitability of any Organisation.

Sh Ajay Kararha, PGM (CMTS), appreciated the conducting the Open Session in a professional manner. In his speech, he said that Punjab Circle will be the first circle to launch indigenous 4G in BSNL shortly. He also expressed that we all should shed off our ego, work together and motivate the staff for better results. A motivated employee can do wonder in field. He also said with full confidence that BSNL will not go anywhere.

Circle Secretary, Sh. Yogesh Chhabra greeted all the dignitaries from management as well as CHQ and thanked them for sparing their invaluable time. He explained that BSNL 2.0 is imaginary till the execution of all components mentioned in first revival package like launching of 4G services by BSNL, Land Monetization etc. Role of Real employees and real management is to convert this imaginary BSNL2.0 into Real BSNL 2.0. Since the revival package announcement, employees are spending thousands of rupees from their pocket to run the show. Employees are running the show with bare minimum resources. There are lots of things which can be managed at circle level like Transfer policy. It should be done on need basis only. Assignment of target in IPMS is to be done by considering the field conditions. Even top performer in one quarter is getting lesser marks in subsequent quarters as target for achievers is enhanced. Online Attendance for field units should be taken care. Compensatory off should be given to field staff against 2nd Saturday. Special attention is to be given by BA Heads on Hospital Empanelment. Staff issues resolution should be made a point in SSA Management Meeting. These things will definitely motivate employees working in field. He asked CHQ to find out the way for resolution of our core issues like Pay (22820, Standard Pay Scale, E1+5), Promotion (In all Cadre JTO to SDE, SDE to AGM, JAO to AO, AO to CAO etc.) and Pension (SAB).

All India Chairman, Sh Ravi Shil Verma Ji congratulated Punjab Chapter of AIGETOA for holding Annual General Meeting of Punjab Circle in such a commendable manner. He started his speech by briefing the house about various issues of BSNL employee’s w.r.t. Pay, Promotion and Pension. He emphasized that SAB contribution (Pension) issue is the most important issue at hand when seeing all three mentioned above considering the tragic demise of our fellow colleagues and painful & pathetic condition their families are facing aftermath. He explained that New MSRR’ have been shared by management with the association and AIGETOA firmly stands to ensure for proper Career Progression and to fulfill aspirations of all batches and unless the MSRR takes care of all stakeholders and it is streamlined to the satisfaction of all, AIGETOA will never accept this. He further emphasized that new RR cannot be rolled out till existing eligible executives get their promotions. In respect of left out JTO to SDE Promotions, he assured that association is taking all efforts to materialise the Orders before this year end. On the issue of STD Pay Scale and Pay loss, He added association is fully committed to ensure the resolution. As the file in DOT is moving in positive direction and AIGETOA CHQ is promptly monitoring the issue, a positive outcome can definitely be expected . He also stated that STD Pay scale and pay loss issue are also being taken up by AIGETOA in the court of Law. Sh Ravi Shil Ji thanked the CGMT Punjab for judiciously handling issues pertaining to members. He further emphasized that it’s good that all are emphasising on performance but unless there is reward associated with the performance, there is no meaning of expecting performance from anyone. He said executives are doing and performing the roles and responsibilities assigned and in return they expect pay, pension and promotions. He further emphasized that circles should send their feedback with respect to the IPMS and attendance management system vis-à-vis the practical difficulties faced by the field units. He assured one and all on behalf of AIGETOA that association will take all efforts to realize the long pending issues.

The Chief Guest Sh Sandeep Diwanji, CGMT (Punjab) addressed the house in last and emphasised the things point wise as suggested by CS Sh Yogesh Chhabra.

On transfer & posting, he categorically told that in line with discussion with AIGETOA during our Agenda meeting, he already communicated down the line to avoid any random transfers in academic mid-session without any proper justification and further re-iterated his stand to execute transfers strictly as per stay criteria. On online IPMS, he was of the view that it is an evolving process and many points are still under discussion. In due course all the necessary changes will be incorporated in online IPMS to make it more robust and linking of IPMS with APAR will also be reviewed. On second Saturday off to few selected offices only and extra working beyond office hours, CGMT Punjab told that some special powers has been given to controlling officer to allow compensatory off as deemed fit. CGMT Punjab told that he has issued clear instructions to all BA heads regarding empanelment of at least 2 hospitals per SSA in line with discussion with AIGETOA. He assured for hospital empanelment on cash basis provided all documentation is complete in case hospitals are reluctant towards empanelment due to any reason.

Finally CGMT Punjab has appreciated the efforts and dedication of all employees as well as the role of AIGETOA with which Punjab is heading towards a progressive path and achieving new milestones day by day. He also assured that he will discuss our core issues with management whenever he get the opportunity. He further emphasised that we, the younger generation, are the most important stakeholders and future pillars of BSNL who will lead the BSNL from the front, so keep the spirit high and let us work together to bring back the pristine glory of BSNL.

The Open Session came to close after presentation of the memento to invited guests and Vote of thanks presented by ACS Sh Narinder Kumar, followed by the Lunch.

Post Lunch, Finance secretary Sh. Vineet Bhandari presented the finance report in front of the house. He expressed that district teams should focus on conducting associational activities in an economical manner and within their defined quota. All queries answered by the finance secretary. The house approved the financial report. The District secretaries of the SSAs presented their reports. The burning issues of the cadre was deliberated, CHQ team apprised the members about the current situation and the steps being taken by the AIGETOA for settling the long pending issues and the proposed MSRR, IPMS and attendance system. CHQ team answered all the queries related to them and CEC assured to raise all the issues at the proper platform. Some issues raised by district teams was salary deductions of strike period in Punjab circle, Pay related issues, SDE To AGM promotion, AO to CAO promotion, left out JTO to SDE promotion, LICE JTO promotion, retention promoted SDEs in Punjab circle, compassionate ground appointment, EPF higher pension, Poor performance of Fastway in Punjab, 2nd Saturday compensatory off for field units etc. Circle Secretary, Sh Yogesh Chhabra explained the house about modification in collegium due to transfers as provided by district teams which is also published on the AIGETOA Punjab website. House approved the modified collegium.

The AGM concluded with Vote of thanks presented by ACS Sh Ramanand Srivastava.

Notice for Circle Conference & Annual General Meet of AIGETOA, Kerala Telecom Circle

Notification for holding of VIth Circle Conference and Annual General Meet of AIGETOA Kerala is hereby issued as per provisions in the constitution of AIGETOA. The conference is scheduled to be held on 17th December, 2022 at The PGS Vedanta, Lissie Junction, Ernakulam.

Online nominations will be called for New Circle Governing Body of AIGETOA Kerala from 10th to 24th November 2022 through google form as made available in website Any valid member of the association and member of AIGETOA Kerala Circle can file nomination. The schedule of the election shall be decided by the returning officer in consultation with present collegiums at the venue.

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Team AIGETOA Shimoga TD, Karnataka met Shri Manish Sinha Ji Member (Finance) on 1st Nov 2022 at Shimoga during his field visit to Sagar Block Saturation

A detailed discussion on the matter of E2-E3 was held with the Hon’ble Member (Finance). Team AIGETOA at Karnataka Circle has submitted various inputs and justifications with respect to the proposal of E2 scales for JTO/JAO/Equivalent and E3 scales for SDE/AO/Equivalent to Member (Finance) and seeks his help to settle the long matter, which is to be approved by the DOT.

Member (Finance) has listened to the AIGETOA viewpoint very carefully & assured the AIGETOA team to help in the resolution of the matter.

The Team AIGETOA was led by Shri Kunal Kumar, ACS Karnataka who is also a member of the AIGETOA Pay Scale committee.

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