Calling Off the Lunch Hour Demonstration on the appeal of BSNL Management :

Calling Off the Lunch Hour Demonstration on the appeal of BSNL Management :

Dear Members,

We are pleased to inform you that following a series of productive discussions and meetings, the recent organizational action notice issued by AIGETOA CHQ has been withdrawn. We would like to extend our gratitude to all members for their patience, cooperation, and support throughout this process.

A brief overview of the developments leading to the withdrawal of the action notice is as follows:

Re-conciliatory Meeting with Management:

A meeting chaired by the Director HR, with the presence of PGM (Pers) and PGM (SR), was held on 2nd February 2024. Management acknowledged the concerns raised by AIGETOA and assured prompt and appropriate action on the demands raised, particularly demand number 1.

Assurance on Provisioning of adequate resources and Revision of various Allowances:

Management committed to revisiting the issues related to resource allocation, revision of TA/DA, accommodation, mobile reimbursement limit, Pan India Laptop Policy and other allowances. These matters were slated for detailed discussion in the agenda meeting scheduled for 9th February 2024.

Thereafter an appeal was issued by management for withdrawal of the organisational action program. However, we expressed our unwillingness on the withdrawal in the absence of firm actions from management especially on the issue number 1.

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Meeting with UP (West) Circle Management: Following the issuance of an appeal by management, another meeting was held on 02.02.2024 wherein it was informed that UP West Circle has been directed to investigate and act urgently on the matter. The UP (West) circle management thereafter convened a meeting with AIGETOA at Ghaziabad which was attended by the BA head of Ghaziabad, Representatives of UP West administration, Representatives of Ghaziabad BA admin and District/ Circle office bearers of AIGETOA and CHQ nominees from AIGETOA.

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In the bilateral discussion, the issue was discussed in detail and was resolved to the satisfaction of both the sides.

Follow-up Meeting with BSNL Corporate Office:

Subsequent to the bilateral meeting held at Ghaziabad BA, the report of the UP West Circle was forwarded to BSNL CO along with the minutes. Thereafter the CHQ officers of AIGETOA along with GS had another meeting with Director (HR), PGM (Pers), BSNL CO and PGM (SR), BSNL CO on dated 05.02.2024. The updates of the action taken by UP (West) circle administration and also the issue of lack of resources were discussed and the assurances given on 2nd February 2024 were reaffirmed.

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Withdrawal of Organizational Action Notice:

In light of the positive developments and reaffirmed commitments from management, AIGETOA CHQ has decided to withdraw the organizational action notice. We remain hopeful for further positive outcomes, including the consideration of the revision of TA/DA/Allowances in the upcoming agenda meeting on 9th February 2024.

Click here for the AIGETOA Letter with respect to the withdrawal of lunch hour demonstration

Friends, it’s the matter of fact and record that AIGETOA is never hesitant in raising the issues of genuine concern and we once again re-affirm that whenever the need arises, we will be there standing firmly with the executives on the genuine issues. However, at the same time we believe that the approach should be pragmatic and result oriented and give all possible chances to amicable resolution with pointed discussions across the table.

We sincerely appreciate the efforts of all involved parties in resolving these issues amicably. We express our gratitude to Hon’ble Director (HR), PGM (Pers), PGM (SR) and CGM (UP–West) for their active involvement in resolving the issue to the satisfaction of all concerned. We also express our appreciation for our CHQ nominees Shri A A Khan and Shri Vaibhav Goyal, Circle AIGETOA Team of UP (West) under the leadership of Shri V K Yadav CP AIGETOA, Shri Nageendra Pratap Yadava, CS AIGETOA and the District Team of AIGETOA Aligarh Shri Vikas Kumar for handling the issue in perfection. We also express our gratitude to the leaders of Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) for their active support, guidance and involvement in the matter.

Let us continue to work together towards the betterment of our beloved organization BSNL and the welfare of all members.

AIGETOA servs notice for Lunch Hour Demonstration at BSNL CO, Circle Headquarters and BA Headquarters by all the executives on 6th February 2024 :

AIGETOA served notice for countrywide Lunch Hour Demonstration at BSNL CO, all Circle Headquarters and BA Headquarters by executives on 6th February 2024 highlighting the critical issues impacting the working environment and resource allocation within the organization.

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AIGETOA highlighted the below issues:

1] Alleged abusive behavior by one of the BA Heads and targeting the executives with use of unparliamentarily, threatening and intimidating verbatim.

2] Forcing Executives to perform official works without provisioning of sufficient resources by BSNL.

Demands:

1] Immediate action as per the applicable Conduct Rules and Law of Land concerning the Ghaziabad BA incidence.

2] Provisioning of sufficient resources to enable executives to execute their day to day official duties. Till that time, executives should not be compelled to use Smartphone and other resources for day to day works of BSNL by spending money from their own pockets. Such use must be made voluntary.

3] Revising the TA/DA/Accommodation rates to “at Par market rates” so as to avoid financial loss to executives while performing the field and outstation duties. In this regard a committee may immediately be constituted with members from management and association side to arrive at mutually agreeable solution.

Program:

Lunch Hour Demonstration at BSNL CO, Circle Headquarters and BA Headquarters by executives on 6th February 2024.

We appeal to all executives irrespective of their association affiliations to come together and raise the voice against the violation of rights of executives. This program is being observed as a call attention program with a hope that management will seize the opportunity and address the genuine concerns raised in the notice.

If the situation continues like this, AIGETOA will not hesitate in escalating the programs further and will take the issues at all levels.

AIGETOA writes to CMD BSNL with request for Implementation of PwBD Reservation in Promotions, Urgent Release of SDE to AGM Promotion Orders :

GS AIGETOA writes to CMD BSNL with a request to implement Reservation in promotion to Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) and issue the promotion orders in respect of SDE to AGM immediately. The DPCs for all the eligible candidates have already been completed and there is no point in keeping the promotions orders on hold any more in view of the recent DOP&T orders and decision from Hon’ble Supreme Court. GS extends an earnest request for issuance of promotion orders with copy to Hon’ble Secretary DoT and Director HR. Earlier CHQ team has discussed the matters at DOT with concerned officers and Member Services and extended the request for endorsement of the DoP&T orders by Department of Communications so as to direct all the administrative ministries and department under DoT to implement the DOP&T OM dated 28.12.2023 w.r.t PWD reservation guidelines.

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GS AIGETOA writes to CMD BSNL – Urgent Appeal for Immediate Promotion of AGM to Regular DGM Grade in CSS Cadre and Waiver of Delayed Period for Eligibility Consideration

GS AIGETOA writes to CMD BSNL with request for immediate Promotion of AGM to Regular DGM Grade in CSS cadre and waiver of delayed period while considering the eligibility of promotion in next higher grade for all the affected employees belonging to the different grades and streams.

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GS AIGETOA writes to CMD BSNL – Urgent Request to Re-evaluate Mobile Reimbursement Policy and App Based Attendance Implementation:

GS AIGETOA writes to CMD BSNL with urgent request to put the implementation of the latest orders with regard to marking the attendance through mobile APP on hold and to revisit the mobile reimbursement policy to increase the reimbursement allowance for mobile handsets to at least Rs. 20000/- per officer to empower BSNL Executives in effectively addressing operational requirements.

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GS AIGETOA writes to CMD BSNL – Appeal to revisit the Online attendance system according to operational needs understanding the field difficulties of BSNL Executives:

GS AIGETOA writes to CMD BSNL with appeal to revisit the Online Attendance by understanding the field difficulties of BSNL Executives and requirements according to their operational needs.

AIGETOA expressed the following concerns raised by field executives w.r.t current online attendance system:

1] Infrastructure and CMRL Works Disruptions

2] MTTR vs. Duty Hours Discrepancy

3] Lack of Record for Subsequent COFFs

4] Inflexibility in Attendance System

5] Inability to Capture Diverse Work Scenarios

6] Shift Duty Challenges

7] Real Time Challenges

8] Inappropriate Tower Location

9] Natural Climates

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Meeting of AIGETOA Team with PGM (SR) for issuance of clarification wrt immunity guidelines, restructuring review and submission of agenda points for the proposed meeting with Management.

General Secretary AIGETOA Shri Ravi Shil Verma and Dy GS Shri Pavan Akhand Met PGM (SR) and discussed the following issues:

Clarification on Immunity Guidelines with respect to the Office Bearers of the Recognized Associations:

We told PGM SR that already a lot of time has passed and many people are eagerly waiting for the clarification since long. We requested for an immediate expeditious action in this regard. PGM (SR) immediately directed the section to process the clarification.

Discussion on Restructuring Review:

The Team also had an elaborate discussion on the restructuring review wherein we once again presented our inputs on how the sanctioned strength needs to be augmented and enhanced further. We gave our inputs with respect to the calculation of strength to man the affairs of the Bharatnet Vertical, 4G Saturation, Enterprise Business, Sales & Marketing and the fact that OAs should be headed by a minimum DGM Level officer which will increase the posts of AGMs and SDEs down the line. We also highlighted that almost all executives today are handling multiple responsibilities. If BSNL really wants to extract output and efficiency in work, than roles and responsibilities shall have to be given in a rationalized manner which will not only increase the output, efficiency but will also end the unnecessary unrest and demotivation prevailing in the minds of the executives because of lack of sufficient career progression opportunities. PGM (SR) noted our inputs and assured to analyze the same in the best interest of the organization as well as executives.

Submission of Agenda Points for meeting with management:

Thereafter, AIGETOA Team also submitted the agenda points with a request for an agenda based meeting under the chairmanship of Director (HR)/CMD BSNL. The agenda meeting is likely to be held in the second/third week of January 2024.

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AIGETOA writes to Director HR for extension of facility of laptop reimbursement to the field units:

GS AIGETOA writes to Director HR Dr. Kalyan Sagar Nippani Ji regarding extension of facility of laptop reimbursement to the field units.

This is in reference to the earlier discussions held in the meeting of Director (HR) and representatives of AIGETOA wherein it have been assured that the laptop reimbursement policy shall be replicated in the field units after assessing the effect of implementation of this policy at corporate level. A long time has passed since then but still the policy has not been implemented for executives posted at field units of BSNL.

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AIGETOA CHQ submits its inputs with a request to immediately initiate the DPC Process for the eligible executives having completed their residency period in the grade :

In line with the discussions held with Director HR and CMD BSNL earlier, AIGETOA CHQ submits its inputs with a request to immediately initiate the DPC Process for the eligible executives having completed their residency period in the grade.

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General Secretaries of AIGETOA, BTEU BSNL and BDPS writes to Hon’ble MoC seeking his kind Intervention for cancelling the unilateral decision of DoT for retaining the 81 acres of ALTTC land :

The General Secretaries of AIGETOA, BTEU BSNL and BDPS writes to Hon’ble MoC seeking his kind Intervention for cancelling the unilateral decision of DoT for retaining the 81 acres of ALTTC land vide order No.8- 9/2020-Asset Mgmt dated 21.02.2022 and through the subsequent DOT letter No.3-32/2019- NTI.Admin dated 27-12-2021 to hand over ALTTC campus from BSNL to NTIPRIT. The General Secretaries also request Hon’ble MoC for directing DoT to transfer all the assets in the name of BSNL as mandated during its formation on 01.10.2000.

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