Sh K Rajaraman, Secretary & Chairman, Digital Communications Commission, Deptt. of Telecommunications had visited Pune on 1st June 2022. He conducted a review meeting at Conference Hall, O/o PGM BA, Pune. Focus of discussion was of about rolling out GP connectivity under Bharatnet project. Other senior officers from DoT, BSNL, BBNL & other stake holders associated with this project were also there. AIGETOA Pune met him and submitted a memorandum of various issues pertaining to operational viability of BSNL as well as HR vertical was submitted to him. AIGETOA team led by Sh Kamlesh Dev Joint Secretary CHQ, Sh Vishal Ranjan Dy. CS MH, Sh Jalander Singh ACS MH, Sh Nitin Pise DP Pune, & Sh Vaibhav Bhangare DS Pune welcomed him with bouquet.
A brief of discussion held between Secretary DoT, Govt of India & AIGETOA, Pune team is as follows.
Initially, we introduced ourselves as representatives from majority executives association of BSNL & thanked him for sparing his valuable time for us. We started our discussion about long pending issue of replacement of standard pay scales to the young executives in BSNL mainly for JTOs & SDEs. We elaborated this issue in detail as it is a residual matter of 2nd PRC which was implemented in BSNL in 2009. We gave an example of resolution of similar case of Food Corporation of India (FCI) which also happens to be a PSU as similar to BSNL. We have also categorically stated that the letter issued by DoT in reference to Dy Labour Commissioner in response to its notice against the backdrop of one association is totally incorrect. AIGETOA Team emphasized that, a proposal of replacement of intermediate pay scales to standard pay scales i.e. E1 A to E2 & E2A to E3 sent by BSNL Board is pending in DoT for its approval. Delay of its sanction is resulting in demoralization & demotivation of highly qualified & talented young executives recruited by BSNL after 01.01.2007. It has also resulted in high attrition rate among these employees.
He assured that, he will meticulously study this issue & discuss it with Member services for early resolution.
Dear colleagues, we were the only association which met Hon. Secretary DoT & raised the burning issues pertaining to BSNL as well as BSNL’s employees in general & executives in particular. This shows the commitment, perseverance, & relentless efforts being put by AIGETOA. No other association raised this issue which proves their hoax commitment & deplorable efforts regarding these issues.