Formation of Pay Scale Committee by AIGETOA:

As per the decision taken in CEC Meeting held on 22.06.2022, the Pay Scale Committee has been formed under the chairmanship of Shri Sunil Gautam AGS, AIGETOA CHQ. This team will exclusively work in the direction towards resolution of Standard Pay Scale and Pay Loss issues. Team will work independently and explore all possible ways in addition to the ongoing efforts of the association for final solution of the issue. AIGETOA CHQ will extend all possible supports to the Team including academics and logistics. We were suggested many names, who could do wonder, but all couldn’t be accommodated considering the size of Committee. But still Chairman has the privilege to include 1 or 2 more names in the committee if required, in consultation with the General Secretary AIGETOA. Team is as follows:

Pay Scale Committee:

CommitteeName of ExecutiveDesignation & PostingBatch
ChairmanShri Sunil GautamJTO NTR, New DelhiLICE-2016
MemberShri Prashant GauraSDE Patna, Bihar2007-08
MemberShri Vishal GautamSDE BSNL CO, New Delhi2007-08
MemberShri Harish ChandAO, BSNL CO, New Delhi2010
MemberShri Tapesh RaghavJTO Estab, BSNL COSRD
MemberShri Nitya Jarald JTO, Erode, TamilnaduLICE-2016
MemberShri Ramesh GJTO HyderabadLICE-2016
MemberShri Sanjeev Saini JAO CO, Rajasthan2015
MemberShri Kunal KumarJTO Shimoga, KarnatakaGATE
MemberShri Raju PathakJAO CO Mumbai, Maharashtra2018

Above team is going to start working immediately and explore all possibilities towards the solution. It is important to settlement the standard pay scale E2-E3 before implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL else the loss will further multiply and it will become almost irreversible. So, we call upon all to hold the hand together to find the solution in a time bound manner by utilizing all resources. It’s a critical issue pending since 01.01.2007, more than 15 years of 2nd PRC date. It is on record that many serious efforts initiated for the settlement of the issue but no fruitful result could be achieved. One of the major bottlenecks towards the solution was Pensionary contribution associated with the issue for the DoT recruited employees, which has almost vanished after VRS. Hence this point has to be highlighted and any approval by the DoT for E2-E3 w.e.f. 01.01.2007 without cascading effect of other scales will be implemented across the board irrespective of the stream or batch of joining. It is a gross injustice that these two scales are still undecided causing variable initial basics for JTO/JAO equivalent grades joining at different point of time since 01.01.2007.

It is unfortunate that our predecessors in BSNL settled for non standard scale of E1A for JTO/JAO equivalent and E2 for SDE/AO equivalent grades after BSNL formation and couldn’t show enough vision to ensure E2-E3 as implemented in MTNL. But, we are determined to fight for this gross injustice through all means available to the association to snatch our legitimate right and so we need support of one and all for the cause. At this critical juncture, it is important that we should hold hand of each other and forward our struggle for the cause else it may cost us dearly as 3rd PRC will permanently seal the damage.