Updates of Team AIGETOA meeting with Officers in Personnel Cell, BSNL CO on 19th Sept 2023 :

Updates of Team AIGETOA meeting with Officers in Personnel Cell, BSNL CO on 19th Sept 2023 :

Team AIGETOA met officers in Personnel Cell and discussed about the following.

An initiative which was taken exclusively by AIGETOA regarding AGM notional promotion from 2018 and regularization of provisional Promotions held in 2018 has started taking shape. In this VC has been called of the officers who are eligible to get notional promotion from 2018. We later pursued the issue in vigilance section and met GM Vigilance and requested to expedite VC.

We requested for AGM Regular seniority list such that AGM to DGM promotion can be done for those who have completed their residency in the grade. It was assured that the same will be done after bringing the left out officers at par with 2018 promoted AGMs. Earlier the issue was tackled by AIGETOA by citing the fact that since the directions of Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh have been compiled by taking a final decision with respect to reservation in promotions, the regular seniority list can now be issued. The same was agreed to be processed by the management and now it has taken a final shape.

We highlighted for regularising adhoc to regular DGM promotions at the earliest. It was assured that as soon as we get any positive direction in Thakur’s case, the orders will be issued.

It was impressed upon to see that maximum vacancies are included for promotions in DGM grade such that the maximum resultant vacancies can be utilized for the eligible SDEs waiting for AGM promotion. Already the formula given by AIGETOA has been accepted by management by including the clear vacancies of regular Promotions (Promotions which are not provisional). These promotions from AGM to DGM and SDE to AGM will result in creation of another 2100 vacancies in SDE cadre through which the Whole LICE 2012 batch can be covered and vacancies in LDCE shall be increased for future batches.

Same Methodology shall be adopted in Finance Streams also.

We wish to inform all that AIGETOA’s commitment for fulfilling the promises is firm and we shall take all necessary actions to ensure the objectives and issues as promised through our Shapath Patra.

Meeting of Team AIGETOA with Hon’ble MoSC Sh Devusinh Chauhan Ji  to discuss the long pending Financial Issues, Pay, Pay Loss Issues, Promotion of BSNL employees & BSNL viability :

Team AIGETOA consisting of  Sh S Suresh Kumar JS (South),  Sh D Srinivas Rao (ACS AP), K Uma Mahendra (CVP AP), Murali (DFS VM BA) along with AIP BTEU BSNL Sh  VVV Satya Narayana, Sh DV Prasad CS BTEU AP Circle met Sh Devusinh Chauhan Ji Hon’ble  MoSC, Govt. of India during his visit to Visakhapatnam  today on dated 17.09.2023. 

Team AIGETOA and BTEU BSNL presented it’s memorandum to Hon’ble Minister and requested for his intervention in settling out the issues mentioned in memorandum including 3rd PRC, Residual Issues of 2nd PRC, Pay Losses, 22820 and One Time Pension Option under CCS Rules to those whose Recruitment was notified during DoT Period and 30 percent SAB to BSNL Recruits.

This is the second meeting with Ministers of Govt.of India by AIGETOA Team in consecutive days.

Meeting of Team AIGETOA with Hon’ble Hon’ble Defence Minister, Govt. of India, Shri Rajnath Singh Ji to discuss the long pending financial issues of BSNL employees including 3rd PRC and Pension Revision:

Team AIGETOA consisting of Shri R N Mishra JS(Central), Shri S S Chaudhary (CS UPE) along with GS BTEU BSNL Shri R C Pandey Ji, Shri Ajay Kumar Singh AGS BTEU BSNL, Shiv Sewak (CS, BDSPS) met Shri Rajnath Singh Ji Hon’ble Defence Minister, Govt. of India at his residence in Lucknow today on dated 16.09.2023. Team AIGETOA and BTEU BSNL presented it’s memorandum to Hon’ble Minister and requested for his intervention in settling out the issues mentioned in memorandum including 3rd PRC, Residual Issues of 2nd PRC, Pay Losses and One Time Pension Option under CCS Rules to those whose Recruitment was notified during DoT Period and 30 percent SAB to BSNL Recruits. The team also requested for his intervention in pension revision for the retired employees. The team also apprised Hon’ble Minister about the recent steps taken by Management in violation of the code of conduct/REA rules which were intended just to create a bad environment and confusion amongst the executives against the BMS Affiliated AIGETOA which was the incumbent MA at that time. The relevant documents were also submitted to Hon’ble Minister which was immediately taken into cognizance.

Hon’ble Minister directed his secretary to get in touch with Communication Ministry and assured us of action on the inputs and the memorandum submitted by us. He further assured that He, along with Hon’ble MoC will have meeting with AIGETOA and BTEU very soon.

While others are still burning their mid night oil in remaining in the MV mode and spending their resources and energy on demeaning BMS and AIGETOA, we have decided to move forward and concentrate ourselves on the issues of significance. The current situation has made us more determined to achieve the long pending issues of PPP for all and we remain committed for the same.

Meeting of Team AIGETOA with Hon’ble Minister for Heavy Industries Shri Mahendra Nath Pandey ji to discuss the long pending financial issues of BSNL employees including 3rd PRC:

Team AIGETOA consisting of All India President Shri Veerabhadra Rao, All India Convener Shri A A Khan, AGSs Shri Vivek Kumar Singh and Shri Sunil Kumar Gautam and CHQ Advisor Dr. Yogesh Chauhan met Hon’ble Minister of Heavy Industries Shri Mahendra Nath Pandey ji at his office at Udyog Bhawan today the dated 12.09 2023. Team AIGETOA presented it’s memorandum to Hon’ble Minister and requested for his intervention in settling out the issues of 3rd PRC, Residual Issues of 2nd PRC, Pay Losses and One Time Pension Option under CCS Rules to those whose Recruitment was notified during DoT Period along with 30 percent SAB to BSNL Recruits. Team explained the disparity in the scales of BSNL and MTNL and said that initial two Scales have been kept provisional since 1.1.2007 and the same needs to be resolved immediately. We also highlighted the pay loss case of 22820 and JE Period Pay Loss. We said Full 30 percent SAB is yet to be implemented in BSNL despite BSNL being in Net Profit at that time. We also highlighted the issue of Pension Option under CCS Rules.

The need for implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL was discussed in detail and we highlighted the requirement of waiver of affordability clause in respect of BSNL given the circumstances in which the PSU is made to operate and incur losses because of this. We told the Hon’ble Minister that BSNL has been consistently earning operating profit and is EBITDA positive since last many years. Net Profit couldn’t be earned as BSNL has been made to run without 4G and also is operating in loss making areas along with fulfillment of the responsibilities associated with meeting out the telecom objectives of Government of India. Accordingly we requested the Hon’ble Minister to intervene for the resolution of all the long pending HR issues which have been pending for a long time in BSNL.

We also informed Hon’ble Minister that BSNL Employees have been working day and night for the development of Indigenous 4G/5G Core and the government must extend its blessings to the employees also who have been suffering the loss in terms of their pay and pensionary benefits.

Hon’ble Minister gave a patient hearing and raised few queries wrt our memorandum. We explained the points to Hon’ble Minister. After discussing in detail, Hon’ble Minister assured that he will take up these issues firmly with Minister of Communication and will try to resolve these issues which are of extreme financial importance for BSNL Employees. He also firmly reiterated the commitment of Government India to extend support to BSNL. Hon’ble Minister also explained about the implementation of 3rd PRC in loss making PSUs and told that he shall surely be taking the issues with Hon’ble MoC for resolution of the issues.

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Meeting with Hon’ble Minister of State for Finance Dr Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad Ji on 3rd PRC & Residual Issues of 2nd PRC :

Team AIGETOA consisting of Sh Rajendra Kolapkar CHQ Advisor, Sh Prashant Kolhare DP Aurangabad, Sh Amit Kuril DS Aurangabad, ADS Sh Sagar Pardhe & BTEU consisting of Sh Shiwaji Wagh ACS & Sh K B Bagal VP BTEU meets Hon’ble Minister of State for Finance Dr Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad Ji & had a detailed discussion on the long pending HR issues of BSNL employees.

Need for waiver of affordability clause for BSNL in respect of implementation of 3rd PRC was discussed on which Hon’ble Minister extended his positive assurance.

We are hopeful of a breakthrough on the issues of 3rd PRC & Residual issues of 2nd PRC through this meeting.

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AIGETOA’s Response to Recognition Period Extension – One PSU, One Association :

In response to the management’s move of increasing the recognition period to 4 years, AIGETOA submitted its comment as stated below:

If management is sincere in its approach on saving the expenditure of MV, it’s high time to consider One PSU One Association concept meaning that there should be a single association in the PSU and executives should not be allowed to be divided into groups. This will not only save the expenditure of BSNL but also a lot of expenditure will be saved by the respective associations also.

We request management to call the association for a constructive discussion and participative approach.

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Delhi Declaration at G20 Summit Adopts Six Key Points from L20 Summit, Recognizing BMS’s Pivotal Role:

In a significant development for the employees across the globe, today at G20 Summit, Delhi Declaration adopted 6 major points raised by Joint statement in L20 Summit which is being chaired by Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh. This echoes the significance of the voice of BMS which has played the pivotal role in getting these points being adopted by the Apex G20 group of the world. AIGETOA feels pride in its association with BMS as an affiliate association.

Earlier, Shri S Mallesham, All India VP & Sector In-charge (PSU), BMS has written to GS, AIGETOA wishing the association success in the forthcoming MV and assuring their whole hearted support for resolution of various HR issues which persists in BSNL as listed in the memorandum submitted to Hon’ble MoC by AIGETOA.

BMS has extended its firm commitment to AIGETOA for the Resolution of the long Pending HR issues of Pay, Promotions, Pension and 3rd PRC at the highest level and to take up the matters directly with Hon’ble MoC and council of Ministers.

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AIGETOA filed an OA for restoration of seniority of Competitive-Quota at Hon’ble CAT Kolkata :

On 8th Sept 2023, AIGETOA filed an OA for restoration of seniority of Competitive-Quota (List-12 & List-13) at Hon’ble CAT Kolkata. As the present seniority List 9 to List-13 was prepared by BSNL in non-compliance of DoPT OM dated 13.08.2021 which protects the seniority of Competitive/Direct Recruit quota as per Rota/Quota Rule as defined in DoPT OM dated 07/02/1986 and 03.07.1986. The OA has been admitted.

AIGETOA is committed for struggle at all levels and protecting the due rights of all executives in BSNL. Further this is also to mention that all the relief sought by our members in earlier OA on similar issue at Hon’ble CAT Kolkata has also been taken care.

Details follow.

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AIGETOA proudly unveil it’s commitment for the future, dedication to transparency, a cornerstone of the Manifesto 2023 – Shapath Patra 2023 :

Dear Executives of BSNL,

We extend our heartfelt gratitude, representing AIGETOA, for your pivotal role in establishing our association as the Majority Representative Executive Association during the 2nd Membership Verification. As we stand on the brink of a new era for Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), we take immense pride and honour in presenting ourselves for the upcoming Membership Verification (3rd MV) of BSNL executives, with the aim of being elected as the recognized Majority Representative Association for the next term.

AIGETOA embarked its journey 18 years ago, characterized by its inclusive, democratic, fair and transparent approach in representing various pertinent issues. Throughout its recognition period over last 3 years, it has diligently endeavoured to rectify the substantial repercussions that the legacy establishment and associations that preceded it have inflicted upon the internal systems of BSNL and the biased practices that existed over the past two decades. It’s our firm conviction that AIGETOA has been at the forefront of driving positive change and progress for all of us and our beloved organization – BSNL, over the last recognition period.

In the past three years, our combined efforts and unwavering dedication have yielded a multitude of achievements. AIGETOA has been successful in advocating for numerous promotions by clearing the hurdles, ensuring the career growth and recognition of deserving executives. We have also diligently worked to instil transparency and equity in policies, cultivating a supportive and thriving work environment. We have sincerely tried to make a difference within the system and we believe that we made a positive impact in all spheres related with employees and the Organization. The professional way of approaching issues, our trustworthiness, sincere and honest working style, etc. have made applauds from all.

Nonetheless, we acknowledge that some commitments made during the previous MV could not be fully realized, primarily due to severe financial constraints that plagued BSNL. Additionally, the unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns significantly impacted our capacity to actively pursue certain demands for a substantial part of the recognition period. We wholeheartedly embrace acknowledging our limitations in this aspect before the BSNL fraternity, as we firmly believe that this practice only serves to enhance our resolve and resilience. Rest assured that our determination remains steadfast in overcoming these hurdles and relentlessly advocating for your rights and well-being.

Furthermore, we have added a new dimension to our efforts in pursuing the promises by affiliating with the largest umbrella organization of trade unions in India, BMS (Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh). BMS possesses a significant voice that resonates in both the highest echelons of Government as well as political corridors. Through this affiliation, we anticipate regular and systematic interactions with government authorities at the highest levels to address various issues in the coming days, especially those issues which have financial liability and need clearance from government. Immediately within one month of affiliation, GS BMS has raised the issues of Pay Scale, Pay Loss, 30% SAB, Promotions, Revision in Allowances and Perks and the 3rd PRC implementation for BSNL employees with Hon’ble Minister Shri Ashwini Vaishnav Ji and has assured us of their fullest support. Thus, now the situation is getting different as BSNL came to Operation profit in last two FYs and we are able to reach to Ministry level and now with the involvement and presence of AIGETOA in lead position, considerable progress will be made.

The result of this affiliation is automatically visible with a series of meetings with the dignitaries at the highest level including two times meeting with Hon’ble MoC Shri Ashwini Vaishnav ji, Two Times Meeting with Hon’ble MoSC Shri Devusinh Chauhan Ji, One Meeting with Hon’ble Minister of Defense and Member of the GoM Shri Rajnath Singh Ji and many other Hon’ble dignitaries and MPs who all have assured to take the voice pertaining to our issues at the highest level and our issues of Pay Scales, Pay Loss and 3rd PRC are being precipitated at the highest level.

Please refer the appended evaluation or Assessment of Shapath Patra 2020 for more details. As you peruse this section, it is our aspiration that you will find our Assessment of Shapath Patra 2020 to be exceptionally informative and an essential tool in evaluating our performance over the preceding years. Nevertheless, as we have admitted earlier, we do agree that some of the promises made previously, remain unrealized so far due to reasons beyond our control. We assure that will continue to persist with our genuine and dedicated efforts to navigate these challenges with a clear and insightful understanding of the issues at hand.

However, we wish to underscore our unwavering resolve to actualize those promises which we passionately pursued in our current recognition period, but remain unfulfilled due to the formidable financial challenges faced by BSNL despite certain aspects making considerable progress. With this context in mind, we proudly unveil our commitment for the future, which forms the bedrock of our candidacy in the forthcoming 3rd MV. We are embarking on a journey of transparency and commitment and we present a comprehensive catalogue of the promises we intend to fulfil. Our dedication to transparency is the cornerstone of this manifesto, ensuring you are well-informed about the aspirations we hold for our shared future.

We remain confident that everyone will recognize our sincere and honest approach in pursuing our promises despite the multiple challenges that we encountered. And at this crucial juncture, we rely on your unwavering support to continue our journey towards a brighter future for BSNL. Your vote in the impending MV will shape our organization’s path for the next three years.

Together, we can conquer challenges, uphold integrity, and forge a stronger, united BSNL. We implore upon you to join us in our quest for a more prosperous and fulfilling career at BSNL.

Hence we earnestly invite your participation in the upcoming Membership Verification scheduled for 12-09-2023 and urge you to cast your vote in favour of AIGETOA at Serial No 3 and together, let’s illuminate the path for a brighter tomorrow.

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