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Team AIGETOA Rajasthan Meeting with Hon’ble MoC Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw Ji on his visit to Jaipur on 12th Jan 2024 :

Team AIGETOA comprising of Sh P N Sharma All India Chairman & CS AIGETOA Raj & Sh Rajeev Jain CP Rajasthan, Sh Praveen Sharma CFS Rajasthan, Smt Rekha Sharma (Co-ordinator to BMS), Sh Montu Gupta met Hon’ble MOC Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw ji on his visit to Jaipur on 12th Jan 2024 and submitted Memorandum of AIGETOA CHQ.

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Updates of the Meeting of Team AIGETOA with CMD BSNL:

Team AIGETOA consisting of GS Shri Ravi Shil Verma, All India Convener Shri A A Khan, Dy GS Shri Pavan Akhand and AGSs Shri Vivek Kumar Singh and Shri Sunil Gautam met CMD BSNL Shri P K Purwar Ji on dated 29th November 2023 and had extensive discussions on the issue of Pending Promotions across various grades, Remedial actions pertaining to cancellation of the ALTTC takeover orders by DoT and the current status of 4G Roll Out.

We informed Hon’ble CMD about the current status of the pending Promotions across all the grades. We expressed our strong resentment on the casual handling of the Promotions (DPC as well as LICE) by Pers and Recruitment Section. We highlighted that despite promotion calendar being finalised and notified in March 2023 itself, it was unfortunate and sheer lack of empathy on the part of the concerned sections dealing with the issue. We told CMD BSNL that it was only in September that the process was initiated and responsibility must be fixed for the delay in the whole process. We told CMD BSNL that all the executives are feeling frustrated because of this inaction on the part of concerned sections. We said that this was the basic apprehension we have been raising time and again that in last many years of formation of BSNL and even at the time of DoT, department has always failed to conduct competitive examination in time and that has become a source of never-ending litigations on the various promotions.

We thereafter requested Hon’ble CMD BSNL for exploring the ways as suggested by AIGETOA earlier so that all the eligible executives can be covered for the promotion from SDE to AGM grade through SCF route, so that further delay in promotions can be avoided and justice can be extended to the candidates waiting for their long-awaited promotions since long. We also suggested the way out on how the promotions from AGM to DGM can take place and the consequential vacancies arising out of these promotions can be utilised for covering the promotions in SDE to AGM cadre and JTO to SDE cadre. We also requested CMD BSNL to direct Pers section to be ready with all the preparatory exercise in AO to CAO promotions as the judgement from Chandigarh CAT is expected soon. We said that BSNL must be ready to issue the promotions in AO to CAO cadre within a day as soon as the verdict is declared to avoid any further legal complexity. We also expressed our demand for executing JAO to AO promotions for the consequential vacancies arising out of the promotions from AO to CAO Cadre. We also highlighted that promotions in the cadre of PA/PS/PPS and CSS are also pending despite availability of the vacancies and the same must be done at the earliest. We also highlighted the plight of reversal affected candidates who have been waiting for their promotions since last one year and request his intervention in ensuring justice to the deprived lot.

Hon’ble CMD BSNL appreciated our concern and has directed the Pers team to submit a comprehensive report along with all the documents related to the status of the promotions and the corresponding show stoppers including the legal lacunae. CMD BSNL told that AIGETOA can also submit their inputs and after going through all the documents, all can sit together and find out the way for executing the promotions across various grades. We shall again be sharing the inputs to CMD BSNL and the methodology with respect to how the Vacancies can be utilised for ensuring the promotions across various grades. We also discussed the need for rationalising the LICE syllabus by making the topics optional and doing away with negative marking and implementing the percentile methods. We also emphasized upon the need for ensuring promotions through regular channel of Promotions and requested for ensuring sufficient number of vacancies by way of creating fresh number of posts. CMD BSNL appreciated our concern and assured that he will take the inputs into cognizance. He said he will discuss with his team on the way forward and emphasized that management is positive on the issue of promotions. He said that he has told his team to find way out with a thought that promotions will have to executed under any circumstances and if a positive thought is given, definitely way out can also be found out.

However, he was quite critical of unnecessary court cases especially in the context of AO to CAO Promotions, DGM Ad-hoc to Regular Promotions and JTO to SDE Promotions. We expressed that yes, we do agree that many a times, court cases derail the process but it has been observed at many instances that BSNL advocates appearing on behalf of BSNL also seek multiple adjournments on various grounds which further delays the process. At least BSNL CO units, circles and panel representing BSNL must be advised to not to seek unnecessary adjournments and that they must ensure filing of replies without seeking any adjournment. We expressed that we do understand that the legal process is slow but at least BSNL must ensure that there should not be any delay on their part. CMD BSNL assured to look into the matter. 

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. We also discussed the current status of 4G Roll-out and CMD informed that almost all issues are settled and hopefully 4G will be rolled out shortly. We however said that gradually employees are losing patience and hence immediate breakthrough in 4G rollout is essentially required to over come the root cause of BSNL remaining as a loss-making PSU which is not only harming the interests of BSNL but also resulting into negating of many dues and rights to BSNL employees including 3rd PRC and residual issues of 2nd PRC and Pay losses. We said association and unions can’t remain mute to this situation and hence all steps must be taken to ensure an early roll out of 4G followed by implementation of 5G for BSNL.

ALTTC take over issue was also discussed and CMD informed that he had already conveyed the facts, figures and BSNL’s point of view including the resentment of employees. He Said that all the issues have been explained at the highest level and its now for the authorities to decide on the matter. We categorically expressed that as a responsible association and as a responsible employee, we remain committed for ensuring the wellbeing of BSNL and we will go to any extent to protect the interest of BSNL and its employees.

The meeting lasted for almost half an hour and various aspects were discussed in detail and we extended our thanks to Hon’ble CMD BSNL for sparing his valuable time and appreciating the concern of the employees associated with the issues.

Flash News : Clarification on Transfer Policy Issued

During the meeting with PGM Pers, team AIGETOA has requested for Clarification on the cut off date for the applicability of the new guidelines wrt hard, soft and semi hard tenure stations. After our consistent pursuance on the subject, finally Pers Section issued the clarification that the guidelines shall be applicable from the date of issuance of orders and for all the transfer orders issued before the cut off date, old guidelines will prevail. We are also pursuing to get the tenure period restored to its earlier period.

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Congratulations and Tribute to the brave mountaineers from BSNL Kerala Circle :

Mountaineering is a demanding and perilous endeavor that requires immense physical and mental strength, as well as a deep understanding of the natural world. It is indeed a proud moment for all of us to celebrate the remarkable achievements of our colleagues in the field of mountaineering. AIGETOA Kerala applauds and offer our tributes the following brave mountaineers from BSNL Kerala Circle for their dedication, passion and for being shining examples of human courage and resilience.

Sh Sudeep C (AGM Kannur) & Sh Gokuldas C N (JTO Kannur) – Conquered Mt. Kilimanjaro – the highest peak of African continent and world’s highest free standing mountain.

Smt. Neethu S (SDE Kollam) – Completed Kuari pass Trekking summit (Utharkhand, India).

Their accomplishments serve as an inspiration to all, demonstrating the value of determination, teamwork, and perseverance in the face of adversity. These mountaineers exemplify the spirit of adventure and exploration, and they are a source of pride for BSNL Kerala Circle and the entire organization. Let us celebrate these proud moments and offer our heartfelt congratulations to our colleagues in BSNL Kerala Circle for their outstanding achievements in the world of mountaineering. Their accomplishments remind us of the heights that can be reached when individuals are driven by passion, dedication, and a relentless pursuit of excellence.

Message from Sh Ravi Shil Verma, AIGETOA General Secretary regarding 3rd MV and Future Commitments :

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of AIGETOA, I extend my thanks and gratitude to you all for participating in 3rd MV process and exercising your right to vote.

We also extend our thanks and gratitude to all those who voted for AIGETOA and also done the hard work for the association which resulted into more votes than the paid membership count. We firmly reassure you all that don’t get disheartened by the results and instead let’s concentrate on resolving the issues which we promised as per the Shapath Patra 2023.

AIGETOA remains committed for resolution of the issues as promised in our agenda and charter.

At the end, as General Secretary of AIGETOA, on behalf of association, I accept the responsibility of this temporary set back and assure you all of my firm commitment to rise above this and work wholeheartedly for the cause of executives. I am confident that our rank and file will fight the issues with same vigour and resilience to achieve the unfinished agenda.

We also extend our congratulations and best wishes to SNEA and assure our constructive support on the resolution of issues.

With Regards,

Ravi Shil Verma

GS Secretary, AIGETOA

Open your ears to the inspiring words of Sh. V K Yadav, CP UP West, a distinguished senior leader of the Ex-Majority Legacy Association :

Team AIGETOA Meets Hon’ble Minister of State for Housing and Urban Development Affairs Sh Kaushal Kishore Ji today on 25th August 2023:

Today on 25th August 2023, Team AIGETOA consisting of Dy GS Sh Pavan Akhand, Sh Vivek Kumar Singh, AGS AIGETOA, Sh Sunil Kumar Gautam AGS AIGETOA, Sh Yogendra Kumar, AGS AIGETOA, met Hon’ble Minister of State for Housing and Urban Development Affairs at his Residence cum Office at South Avenue, New Delhi. The Delegation of AIGETOA met Hon’ble Minister at a Pre-Scheduled exclusive time slot and discussed upon the issues of Residual issues of 2nd PRC, Pay Loss and Affordability clause waiver in respect of implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL, extension of one time option for Pension under CCS rules for those whose recruitment process was notified by DoT before formation of BSNL. Delegation requested the Hon’ble Minister for his kind blessing on extending the much awaited relief to BSNL employees in the form of resolution of long pending issues of BSNL Executives.

The Delegation also presented a Memorandum to the Hon’ble Minister. Hon’ble Minister assured us that he shall be taking up the issues mentioned in the Memorandum with Hon’ble MoC also. He was appreciative of the efforts taken by the BSNL employees to revive the company after the extension of revival packages to BSNL.

Click Here for the Memorandum Submitted to Hon’ble MoS for Housing and Urban Development Affairs shri Kaushal Kishore Ji

Click here for the forwarding letter by Hon’ble MoS for Housing and Urban Development Affairs

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Discussion and Roadmap with respect to the Efforts for obtaining GOI pension scheme for those BSNL employees who were recruited with DoT/GOI notification before formation of BSNL:

An Interactive Session with GS AIGETOA Sh Ravi Shil Verma on Zoom 6th Aug 2023 at 11.00am on discussion and Roadmap with respect to the Efforts for obtaining GOI pension scheme for those BSNL employees who were recruited with DoT/GOI notification before formation of BSNL

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81474610300?pwd=ZjBqUEJsVlAreEVSalNxWlpzbDhwQT09

Meeting ID : 814 7461 0300 Password : 233610