Management invited the delegation of AIGETOA for discussion on the notice points. Team AIGETOA comprising of Shri Ravi Shil Verma AIC, Shri Veerabhadra Rao AIP, Shri Wasi Ahmad GS, Shri Badri Mehta FS, Shri Pavan Akhand Dy GS, Shri Vivek Kumar Singh AGS, Shri Sunil Gautam AGS and Shri P N Sharma attended the meeting with Dir HR and PGM SR on 14.07.2022.
Meeting started with firm demands and strong argument of the association with DIR HR on MT and other HR issues, where team AIGETOA explained each issue and expectation of Executive fraternity from BSNL Management on HR issues which were circulated through agitation notice. Meeting continued for nearly two hours.
Issue wise update is as follows.
Std pay scale issue:
DIR HR appreciated the concern and assured to take up the issue immediately with DoT. Association representatives requested management to inform DOT in clear terms that there is no cascading effect and only initial two scales of JTO/JAO and SDE/AO and equivalent grades are to be replaced. Director HR assured for the same and informed that they shall be taking the matter with DoT immediately. Director HR also scheduled an exclusive meeting on pay scales and pay loss related issues on 15th July 2022 wherein PGM Establishment and other related officials will remain present to finalize the way forward and next course of action to resolve this long pending issue.
Pay loss Issue:
AIGETOA requested DIR HR to instruct the committee formed for pay loss issue to revisit 22820 issue and find out way to resolve the same and submit the recommendations.
Further, the association also requested DIR HR for the formation of Committee for E1+5 and DR JE to JTO pay loss issue.
Director HR assured to look into the issue as suggested by the association. These issues shall also be discussed in the exclusive meeting on 15th July 2022.
Immediate termination of MT internal recruitment process:
Association categorically informed that any discussion on amicable resolution of issues shall take place only if the current MT Recruitment process is immediately put on hold and MTRRs are scrapped. After lots of discussion and deliberation on the issue, Dir HR finally agreed to address the concerns raised by the association and assured to take necessary action in this regard. We made our point very clear that only assurance will not work and an immediate necessary action should be taken to restore the confidence of Executives.
After detailed discussion and facts presented by AIGETOA team to ensure the utilisation of complete strength of AGM plus DGM strength combined together. We stated that there is precedence in past and all the AGMs who are working as DGM Adhoc and LA may be considered as occupying regular posts and hence these vacancies can also be used for promotions. DIR HR convinced to consider our inputs and ensure promotions from SDE to AGM very shortly. We also requested for initiating the discussion on new MS RRs containing stagnation criteria and fast track promotion mechanism and provisions to be made for the fast track promotions till GM grade. Director HR assured that formal discussions with AIGETOA in this regard shall be initiated soon.
Promotion of AO to CAO and AGM to DGM Regular:
On CAO promotion, DIR HR informed team AIGETOA to wait till the next date of hearing i.e. 23rd Aug 2022 of Hon’ble Chandigarh CAT. Decision will be taken thereafter. We emphasized upon relaxation of 15-16 days in the cut off and ensure the filling up of all vacancies of CAO cadre. Discussion on AGM to DGM grade promotions shall also be held shortly wherein we emphasised that all adhoc DGMs may be made regular DGMs and also AGMs who have completed their residency period of 4 years may be extended regular promotions by considering relaxation of six months in cut off date as all working AGMs have completed their 4 years residency in the grade and there are sufficient vacancies in DGM cadre.
DPC of leftout JTO of 2008 batch
As agreed earlier, DIR HR again re confirmed that, DPC process of left out JTOs of 2008 batch will be initiated immediately after the notifications of SDE RR or SDE to AGM Promotions which ever is earlier. He also assured to pursue with DOT for their reply on pensionary implications of the new SDE RR. It will be pertinent to inform all that after rigorous pursuasion by AIGETOA, board has authorised CMD and Management Committee of the Board to consider relaxation in the Stagnation period of 12 years.
Enhancement of SAB to 30%
As presented by Association, DIR HR agreed to discuss with CMD for the Enhancement of SAB contribution.
Deposit of pending SAB contribution.
Dir HR assured to deposit pending contribution at the earliest and also assured that matter will be taken up with Finance wing to ensure regular deposit of monthly SAB subscription so that arrears may not increase cumulatively.
SDE reversal issue
As agreed earlier, DIR HR assured that the final settlement of SDE reversal issue shall be done immediately. In the meeting, association demanded to issue the minutes on the points agreement reached and also start working on the assurances immediately. However till late night, minutes were not released and concrete action on the assurances is yet to be seen.
The memorandum submission was observed in the afternoon. Director HR personally came to the ground floor of BSNL corporate office and addressed the assembled gathering and received memorandum. He assured all present in the gathering that long discussion and deliberations have been done with AIGETOA representatives and assured that commitments shall be honoured and results will also be visible soon.
Later CHQ, CEC met in the evening and it was decided that program will be kept continued till management shows its intent in black and white along with concrete progress on the issues.
All rank and file is requested to follow the website daily updates on the progress shall be updated, we also request not to pay heed to confusion mongers and only follow and act on the directions on the website and association official WhatsApp groups.