Updates of Meeting of Team AIGETOA with Joint Secretary (Admin) DoT on 11.03.2024 :

GS AIGETOA Shri Ravi Shil Verma, GS BTEU Shri R C Pandey, All India President AIGETOA Shri Veerabhadra Rao and AGS AIGETOA Shri Sunil Kumar Gautam met Joint Secretary (Admin), Shri Sunil Kumar Verma at Sanchar Bhawan on 11th March 2024 for a follow up meeting on the issues discussed in the tripartite meeting held on 16th February 2024.

Our team informed JS Admin that as sought in the meeting, the detailed and reasoned representation with respect to the implementation of E2 and E3 Pay Scales for JTO/JAO and SDE/AO equivalent containing the AIGETOA’s response to the contentions raised by DOT has been submitted. JS Admin said that he is in receipt of the submissions and the same has been sent to the concerned section for examination. We shared all the inputs to JS Admin and explained our points in detail. JS Admin assured that things will be considered with a positive perspective and this long pending issue necessitates a firm resolution now.

Issue of Superannuation and Promotions was also discussed in detail wherein we apprised him of the consistent neglect of the executives in BSNL. We also highlighted the difference in treatment of BSNL Recruits who are governed by DPE Guidelines vis-a-vis those covered by CCS Rules as far as pensionary benefits are concerned. We also apprised JS Admin with regard to the notification of SET RRs and highlighted how BSNL has been undermining its own talent pool with similar qualifications. JS Admin assured that matter has been noted by DOT and necessary action shall definitely be taken to the satisfaction of the employees and in the right earnestness.

The issue of 3rd PRC and Pension Revision was also discussed, however there is not much development on the same since last meeting except for the fact that wage negotiations in BSNL has started.

Comments on other agenda points submitted by BMS Team is being sought from various sections of DoT and BSNL and the same is being monitored at the highest level.

Thereafter, we met Director PSU also and explained to him about the issues. He assured us that all the issues are being examined as per discussions and in case of need, he will discuss the issues with us once again.

The team of AIGETOA and BTEU is consistently following up on all issues and are slated to meet few more officers at DoT and Communication Ministry in the next few days.

The support and encouragement from Executives and Employees will definitely motivate us to work more and more in order to attain the resolution of the long pending HR issues for the benefits of the employees of BSNL.