On 14th August 2023, Team AIGETOA consisting of General Secretary Shri Ravi Shil Verma, Shri Vivek Kumar Singh, AGS AIGETOA, Shri Sunil Kumar Gautam AGS AIGETOA, Shri Yogendra Kumar, AGS AIGETOA, Shri Harjinder Singh, Organising Secretary (CHQ) AIGETOA met Hon’ble Minister of Defence Shri Rajnath Singh Ji at His Residence cum Office at 17, Akbar Road. The Delegation of AIGETOA Met Hon’ble Minister at a Pre-Scheduled exclusive time slot and discussed upon the issues of Residual issues of 2nd PRC, Pay Loss and Affordability clause waiver in respect of implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL. Delegation requested the Hon’ble Minister for his kind blessing on extending the much awaited relief to BSNL employees in the form of resolution of long pending issues of BSNL Executives.
The Delegation also presented a Memorandum to the Hon’ble Minister. Hon’ble Minister assured us that he shall be taking up the issues mentioned in the Memorandum with Hon’ble MoC also. He was appreciative of the efforts taken by the BSNL employees to revive the company after the extension of revival packages to BSNL. He emphasised upon the fact that BSNL must show its full potential and come up with flying colours now.
As per protocol and security reasons, none of electronic gadgets including mobile phones were allowed inside. Hence glimpses of the meeting could not be captured.
In another session in the series of our pursuance with government echelons, AIGETOA Team consisting of Vice President Shri Deepak Sahoo and Circle Secretary Odisha Shri Dhiren Parida met Hon’ble MOC Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw ji at CPMG Building, Bhubaneswar on 14th August 23 during his Telecom and Postal review. In the brief interaction held, Honble MoC recognised AIGETOA team and immediately called after seeing us.
Hon’ble MoC told our team that GS BMS has also spoken with him on the issues raised by AIGETOA and after getting the feedback from the departments involved, he shall be convening a detailed meeting. He assured that all the major issues shall be resolved and advised us to exercise patience for a little bit more time.
AIGETOA Team submitted a fresh memorandum to Hon’ble MoC with two more issues added as below:
1] To grant one time option to be covered under the CCS (Pension) rules 1972 for the executives whose recruitment process was initiated by DoT before formation of BSNL.
2] To Direct BSNL to extend the facilities pertaining to PWD employees of BSNL in its true spirit as defined by various DoP&T guidelines issued from time to time.
After going through the memorandum, Hon’ble MoC once again assured us for holistic consideration of all the major issues including the issues of Standard Pay Scales of E2 to JTO/JAO Equivalent, 30% SAB, Pay Loss issues, Promotions and implementation of 3rd PRC.