Team AIGETOA Meeting with PGM(Estt) BSNL CO on 19.04.2022 on the issue of standard pay scale E2-E3:

Team AIGETOA comprising of Shri Wasi Ahmad GS, Shri Vivek Kumar Singh AGS, Shri Sunil Gautam AGS met with Shri Saurabh Tyagi PGM(Estt) BSNL CO on 19.04.2022 in his chamber. A comprehensive discussion was held on Standard Pay Scale E2-E3 and association show its strong displeasure about lack of intensity in persuasion at DoT level by the department. GS emphasized to send another strong reminder letter to DoT citing more inputs on this issue. Also, based on the inputs of our earlier meeting with DoT officials, we apprised him to incorporate some points in the reminder letter to provide further clarity as requested by them. It is quite unfortunate that the issue is persisting since long time and BSNL failed to find a solution of the Scale issue, which created at the time of its inception through non standard scale of E1A in BSNL instead of E2 as provisioned in MTNL. We also emphasized that the communication should be made with higher authority in DoT to bring seriousness on the issue. PGM Estt was positive on our submission and assured to incorporate our feedbacks.

Apart from above the association raised the matter of Pay Loss to these executives and interim extension of E1+5 to give some relief to those struggling with initial pay scale of 16400/- in E1 grade and not provided five advance increment. As on date there are three set of starting basic in JTO/JAO equivalent grade in BSNL, which should be streamlined. It has created severe loss to the young executives working in the cadre of JTO/JAO and ultimately affecting their morale.

The issue of settlement of Rule-8/Rule-9 cases and enhancement of Rule-9 period from current Two Years to Five Years was also demanded. It was apprised to PGM Pers that even some surplus Circles are not releasing the Rule-8/Rule-9 Cases despite of the direction from BSNL CO New Delhi. We requested intervene in the matter with respective CGM. Similar, status is prevailing in Rule-8/Rule-9 cases of JEs, where they are also struggling. Finally PGM Estt assured to take the case with all such Circles for Rule-8 Cases and the matter of Rule-9. He apprised that the cases of Rul-9 is resolving smoothly at BSNL CO except few but as far as the period is concerned, it is a policy decision which will be taken up with higher authority.

Team AIGETOA will follow up the issues regularly as discussed and it will ensure it’s implementation.