Team AIGETOA meeting with CMD BSNL and Director HR:

Team AIGETOA consisting of GS Shri Ravi Shil Verma, President Shri Veerabhadra Rao, All India Convener Shri A A Khan, Dy GS Shri Pavan Akhand, AGSs Shri Vivek Kumar Singh, Shri Yogendra Kumar, Shri Sunil Gautam met CMD BSNL Shri P K Purwar ji and Director HR Shri Sandeep Govil Ji on dated 10th and 11th October 2023 and had extensive discussions on the issue of Pending Promotions across various grades. We informed Hon’ble CMD and Hon’ble Director HR about the current status of the pending Promotions across all the grades. We also apprised them about the various issues which are stopping the promotions. We apprised CMD BSNL that HR Section has issued the Notional Promotions and need is to finalize the seniority list now and regularise the promotions held in 2018. This will pave the way for using the DGM vacancies for promotions from AGM To DGM Grade, SDE to AGM Grade and JTO to SDE Grade. We once again shared the inputs submitted by AIGETOA to CMD BSNL and the methodology with respect to how the Vacancies can be utilised for ensuring the promotions of all eligible. We also discussed the need for rationalising the LICE syllabus by making the topics optional. We also emphasized upon the need for ensuring promotions through regular channel of Promotions and requested for ensuring sufficient number of Vacancies. CMD BSNL appreciated our concern and assured that he will take into cognizance the inputs. He said he will discuss with his team on the way forward and emphasized that management is positive on the issue of promotions. However he was quite critical of unnecessary court cases especially in the context of AO to CAO Promotions and DGM Ad-hoc to Regular Promotions. We also requested for issuance of Pending Promotions in CSS cadre and PA/PS/PPS grade promotions. Team AIGETOA also emphasized and highlighted upon the need for making the pay and perks in line with the contemporary CPSUs. We said when government is expecting BSNL to perform and work as par with other leading PSUs, parity must be there with respect to benefits also. The meeting lasted for almost an hour and various aspects were discussed in detail. We also requested Director HR Govil Ji to consider the Retention/Modification of Transfer Cases in the grade of SDEs/AGMs. We also informed Director HR about the pending OTP Cases. We also requested Director HR to consider the retention of JTOs posted at BSNL CO as all are due for promotions to SDE Grade very soon. Director HR assured to look into the matter. We also discussed the current status of 4G Roll-out with Shri Sandeep Govil Ji and he informed that almost all issues are settled and hopefully 4G will be rolled out shortly.

Later on Team Met PGM Pers as well as PGM Recruitment also and had the follow up discussions with them on the above issues.