Team AIGETOA meeting on E2-E3 at DoT, Sanchar Bhawan, New Delhi

Team AIGETOA comprising of Shri Wasi Ahmad GS, Shri Veerabhadra Rao AIP, Shri Vivek Kumar Singh AGS, Shri Sunil Kumar Gautam AGS visited Sanchar Bhawan, New Delhi and met officials at the DoT on the matter of E2-E3 issue and lodge our protest on the recent reply of the department on the matter. As the respective officers dealing the matter were on leave and so the discussion remain inconclusive. We spoken to Director PSU over phone and the meeting fixed in next week. We went to have an appointment with the Hon’ble Secretary (Telecom) and Hon’ble MoC Cell also but the same couldn’t be materialised due to unavailability. The team will further follow up for the meeting.

A new dimension of cascading has been quoted by the DoT as a reason for not agreeing to the proposal of E2-E3 despite of the fact that all communications of the BSNL starting from the CMD BSNL DO letter dated 03.05.2017 clearly states for approval of only two Unsettled Scale i.e. replacement of E1A and E2A with E2 and E3 meant for JTO/JAO and SDE/AO equivalent grades respectively and applicable to all batches irrespective of their entry timing in the cadre. Even the current reminders going to the DoT are also emphasizing this fact.

In the meantime the case filed on the matter of E2-E3 by AIGETOA at Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh couldn’t be heard on 10th May due to single bench and now posted in July. It has been decided that the team will explore the means to get breakthrough on the matter as the case has full merit and is inclined to be declared in favour of Executives.

AIGETOA has also taken the matter on the AUAB platform as communicated in addition to our platform and working in a direction to escalate the issue through organisational means also. We call upon one and all across the affiliation to extend cooperation in finding a final solution of the issue. We will revert back with detailed program on the issue very soon.