Team AIGETOA comprising of Shri Wasi Ahmad GS, Shri Yogendra Kumar AGS-HQ, Shri Sunil Gautam AGS and Shri Vivek Kumar OS met with Shri Vivek Banzal, Director(CFA) and held elaborate discussion on FTTH Business, Restructuring, Consolidation of Business Areas by merging SSAs with stringent norms and its consequential affects on Service and Promotional Avenues to the Executives.
We discussed about acquisition of FTTH business, Retd Employees/ Relative of Employees as MSO/TIPs for providing FTTH services on revenue sharing basis and our over dependency on MSO/TIPs. The Director was of the view that the MSO/TIPs model is a successful one as we have fetched good business through the model and on our apprehension; he apprised that sufficient protection are available in the system from any untoward challenges. He further said that our own existing OLTs are not getting fully loaded due to various constraints so field units should get it managed by MSO/TIPs to get the capacity fully utilized. About continuance of Retired employees or relatives of working employees as TIPs/MSO, he said that the circular is self explanatory and he never asked for blanket roll back instead some mechanisms were introduced to protect its misuse on receiving complaints.
We explained that the CFA Business requires man power and the way Business Areas is being consolidated by merging SSAs with stringent norms will have and its consequential affects on Service and Promotional Avenues to the Executives and hence needs your kind intervention. The Promotional Posts of AGM/DGM are forcibly reduced on the name of restructuring by merging various activities even at BA level and this will simply chock the already limited promotional avenues available to the executives.
We explained how the posts of AGM/DGM levels are shrinking by merging various activities of CFA/CM verticals at BA level and undermining EB/S&M segments and similarly the CAO and DGM(Fin) have been reduced by merging various activities. However the director’s views were that the present conditions allow BSNL to have posts as per the operational requirements only and it can be reassessed in future when the conditions improves. We objected it and strongly argued that it is the responsibility of the department to ensure minimum career progression to the executives. We further explained that the promotions in BSNL are long pending due in the cadre of SDE/AO, AGM/CAO and they do not involve any expenditure but required for much needed motivation and hence it is utmost necessary to ensure career progression in any activities. He agreed that the motivation is necessary for employees and it should be looked into also. The meeting lasted for more than one hour.