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29.05.2016:

CHQ writes to CMD regarding Formation of Joint committees with officers representing Management as well as representatives from Executives Associations – resolving of issues of E2, E3 scales, CPSU Cadre Hierarchy etc:

'Now, the associations which were part of the joint committee have launched agitation programmes separately, two of them questioning their own recommendations made through the committee. After a meeting with these associations on 11.5.2016, Director (HR) has issued an appeal, wherein it has been stated that another Joint Committee will be formed to look into the issues out of implementation of the modified structure of CPSU cadre hierarchy based on discussion with top Management.'   Read More

29.05.2016:

Who is fooling whom?:

Justifying their decision to defer the agitation and celebrating their achievement (?) of settling E2 to E7 scales, two associations have declared in their websites that 'To our understanding, Management has already taken the first step towards fulfilling the commitment by approving the Management Committee proposal of replacing the scales from E2 to E7'. In their letter defering the agitation, they have claimed that, 'It is agreed to implement Khan Committee recommendations wherein E1A and E2A scales shall be replaced with E2 and E3 scales respectively. The date of effect of replacement of scales shall be 01.01.2007 i.e. E1A by E2, E2A by E3, E3 by E4, E4 by E5, E5 by E6 and E6 by E7. The promotions to the next scale shall be after a span of five years as per EPP. A proposal to this effect has already been submitted on 23.05.2016 for approval and the same shall be presented in the next MC Meeting for ratification by MC and thereafter by BSNL Board.' But the GM (SR) letter dated 25.5.2016 addressed to them says, "In this regard it is informed that a proposal on the demand which is being more vigorously purused ie. for E2 & E3 pay scales for JTO & SDE equivalent is being submitted to Management Committee as per the program. The proposal with the recommendations of MC will be subsequently submitted for approval of BSNL Board and thereafter to DoT." When the GM (SR) letter dated 25.5.2016 talks about only E2 and E3 scales, how could the MC proposal submitted on 23.5.2016 have suggested replacing all scales with E2 to E7, as claimed by the two associations? Who is trying to fool whom? [A Fact-file will be published shortly]

25.05.2016:

Grant of E2 scale and E3 scale replacing E1 and E2 scales in BSNL:

Queries are being raised about our stand on this issue. It may be recollected that it was AIBSNLOA which took up the issue first with all concerned authorities immediately after issue of presidential orders for pay revision of executives w.e.f. 1.1.2007, when other associations were seeking only replacement scales equivalent to E1A and E2A. Since then we have been pursuing the issue relentlessly without loosing any opportunity, including our submission to the Joint Committee headed by Shri Md.Ashraf Khan. Our stand has been consistent throughout demanding "grant the following IDA pay scales to the Executives from JTOs level to Dy GMs i.e. (i) JTOs level : E-2 grade, (ii) SDEs level : E-3 grade, (iii) Sr SDEs/Sr AOs : E-4 grade, (iv) DEs level : E-5 grade and (v) DGMs level : E-6 grade will help to resolve a genuine long pending demand of the JTOs/ equivalent and SDEs/equivalent cadres and also to abide by the instructions issued by DPE not to create any intermediary scales."

We will soon publish a fact file on this.


  View our letter to DoT on 5.11.2009   View our letter to the Joint Committee on 9.7.2015

25.05.2016:

Recognition of majority representative association of serving executive employees in BSNL:

BSNL CO has started the verification process afresh with election to be held on 27.9.2016.   View notification

25.05.2016:

Recognition of majority representative association of serving executive employees in BSNL:

BSNL CO has issued orders providing some facilities to the associations participating in the verification with a view to ensure level playing field.   View orders

25.05.2016:

Amendment to BSNL Executives Association Recognition Rules, 2014:

BSNL CO has issued an amendment to Para 5 (1) providing associations registered under the Trade Union Act also eligible for participation in the verification process.   View letter

24.05.2016:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued tenure transfer orders in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

24.05.2016:

Inter-circle transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued inter-circle transfer orders in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

23.05.2016:

BSNL replies to AIBSNLOA CHQ request to remove discrimination in grant of JAG selection grade scale to absorbed BSNL Executives:

In reply to CHQ request to remove discrimination in grant of JAG selection grade scale to absorbed BSNL Executives, BSNL CO has stated that JAG NFSG is applicable only to those officers who have achieved DGM grade substantively. This scale cannot be prescribed for officers who do not attain DGM grade and get the benefit of higher scale only through Time Bound Financial Upgradation.   View BSNL letter

23.05.2016:

Posting on promotion to DGM (T) grade - modification:

BSNL CO has issued orders retaining four executives in their present circles on their promotion to DGM (T) grade.   View orders

23.05.2016:

Grant of perks to Executives in BSNL:

BSNL CO has clarified that th executive who joins duty on transfer in new place of posting on the very next working day after availing admissible joining time will deem to have joined within the prescribed joining time for the purpose of entitlement to furnishing allowance.   View clarification

23.05.2016:

Extension of benefit of pay protection to the internal officials selected against DR JTO quota who have applied through proper channel:

BSNL CO has reiterated its earlier orders that officials appointed as DR JTO (who were earlier working as TTA) are entitled for benefits of past service if otherwise admissible under rules.   View letter

23.05.2016:

Declaration of result of LDCE for promotion to SDE (T) grade held on 21.6.2015:

BSNL CO has declared the result of LDCE for promotion to SDE (T) grade held on 21.6.2015 in pursuance of CAT Chandigarh interim order subject to the final outcome of the OAs.   View result

20.05.2016:

Meeting with Joint General Manager (Pers):

GS met Jt.GM (Pers) on 18.5.2016 and discussed regarding promotion to SDE (T) and DE/AGM grades. Jt.GM (Pers) said that advice has been sought for from Legal section of corporate office and decision to hold DPC to DE/AGM grade will be taken after receipt of advice from Legal Section. In respect of SDE (T), additionally the decision of Kerala High Court is to be awaited.

20.05.2016:

DPC under seniority quota - furnishing current status of left out JTO w.r.t. AIEL circulated on 20.2.2015:

BSNL CO has asked UP East circle to furnish VC for 52 left out JTOs.   View letter

19.05.2016:

Inter-circle transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of inter-circle transfers/cancellation of transfers in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

18.05.2016:

Promotion and posting in DGM (T) grade on adhoc basis:

BSNL CO has issued orders promoting one executive to DGM (T) grade on adhoc basis.   View letter

18.05.2016:

Tenure transfer in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders retaining four executives in the present circle upto March 2017.   View orders

17.05.2016:

DPC under seniority quota - furnishing current status of left out JTO w.r.t. AIEL circulated on 20.2.2015:

BSNL CO has asked Jharkand and Inspection circles to furnish VC for 20 left out JTOs.   View letter

17.05.2016:

Promotion and posting in SE (E) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of promotion and postings in SE (E) grade.   View orders

17.05.2016:

Tenure transfer in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders retaining one executive in the present circle upto March 2017.   View orders

16.05.2016:

Retention in present circle on promotion to DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders retaining one executive in the present circle upto 31.12.2016.   View orders

13.05.2016:

Revision of time limit for drawal of advance for the purpose of LTC journey by train:

DOPT has issued orders revising time limit for drawal of LTC advance from 65 days to 125 days consequent to Ministry of Railways increasing advance reservation period from 60 days to 120 days.   View orders

13.05.2016:

Updated List comprising particulars of SDEs(T) promoted to the grade under seniority and competitive quota in BSNL against vacancy years 2005-07 to 2008-09 etc. - Errors and Omissions:

BSNL CO has circulated separate lists comprising updated particulars of SDEs (T) of seniority quota against vacancy years 2006-07 to 2008-09 and of SDEs of competitive quota against vacancy years 2007-07 to 2009-2010 and has called for communication of errors and ommissions if any, before compiling seniority list 9 for SDEs (T).   View letter

13.05.2016:

DPC under seniority quota - furnishing current status of left out JTO w.r.t. AIEL circulated on 20.2.2015:

BSNL CO has asked West Bengal Telecom circle to furnish VC for 10 left out JTOs.   View letter

13.05.2016:

Modification in allocation of zone on promotion to SDE (Civil) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders modifying allocation of zone on promotion to SDE (Civil) grade.   View letter

13.05.2016:

Transfer and postings in ao/sr.ao grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in AO/Sr.AO grade.   View orders

12.05.2016:

Admissibility of catering charges in respect of rail journey performed on LTC:

DOPT has issued orders clarifying that if the Government servant has to to compulsorily avail the catering facility and the cost is included in the rail fare for Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto trains, the fare charged shall be reimbursable in full as per the entitlement/eligibility of the Government servant.   View orders

12.05.2016:

Change of designation of major cadres of non-executives in BSNL:

BSNL CO has issued orders giving new functional designations to major grades of non-executives in BSNL.   View letter

11.05.2016:

Promotion to DGM (T) grade - requirement of APAR:

BSNL CO has called for ACR/APAR in respect of 34 executives under consideration for promotion to DGM (T) grade on adhoc basis.   View list

10.05.2016:

Promotion in the grade of Architect (STS) (E4) on regular basis:

BSNL CO has called for ACR/APAR in respect of six SDE (Arch) under consideration for promotion to Architect grade on regular basis.   View list

10.05.2016:

DPC for promotion to SDE (T) under seniority quota - missing VC:

BSNL CO has circulated the names of JTOs in respect of whom fresh VC is yet to be received.   View list

10.05.2016:

Two more District Branches formed in UP West:

AIBSNLOA UP West Circle has added two more District Branches, Meerut District Branch on 7.5.2016 and Circle Office Branch on 9.5.2016. Com.D.K.Sharma CAO, Com.Praveen Kumar SDE IT and Com.P.K.Gupta SDE have been elected President, Secretary and Finance Secretary respectively of Meerut District Branch. Com.Vibhuti Jhingran SDE, Com.Amit Kumar SDE IT and Com.Y.K.Sharma AO have been elected President, Secretary and Finance Secretary respectively of Circle Office Branch. Both the meetings were conducted with enthusiasm and more than 50 members participating in each meeting. CHQ congratulates the members and office-bearers of these District branches.

09.05.2016:

We are hoping to cross revenue of Rs 30,000 crore: BSNL CMD:

'As per unaudited figures, we are hoping to cross revenue of Rs 30,000 crore in the year ended on March 31, 2016 that includes mobile, landline and enterprise business. This is going to be 3-4% higher than last year. We have also been able to bridge the Rs 150 crore gap on account of free roaming services. Debt to equity ratio is 0.13% which is lowest in the industry.'   Read More

09.05.2016:

Promotion and postings in SE (Civil) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of promotion and postings in SE (Civil) grade on regular basis.   View orders

09.05.2016:

Transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

06.05.2016:

Transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued four orders of transfer and postings/modification of orders in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

06.05.2016:

Direct Recruitment in JTO (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued instructions for conduct of direct recruitment in JTO (T) grade from open market for the year 2015-16.   View orders

06.05.2016:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued two tenure transfer orders in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

06.05.2016:

Inter-circle transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders retaining one executive upto 31.3.2017.   View orders

05.05.2016:

CHQ writes to CMD BSNL regarding Promotion to DGM (T) on adhoc basis – purely based on seniority as per the pronouncements of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in C.A.4389/2010:

'In this regard, we would like to draw your kind attention to a DoP&T order No.14017/12/88- Estt.(RR) dated 25.3.1996 which stipulates that, “Where juniors who have completed their qualifying/eligibility service are being considered for promotion, their seniors also be considered provided they are not short of the required qualifying/eligibility service by more than half of such qualifying/eligibility service or two years whichever is less, and have successfully completed their probation period for promotion to the next higher grade along with their juniors who have already completed such qualifying/eligibility service.”'   Read More

05.05.2016:

Inter-circle transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued inter-circle own request transfer orders in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

04.05.2016:

Amendment to SDE (TF) Recruitment Rules 2002:

BSNL CO has issued an amendment allowing Chemist cadre to appear in the LDCE for promotion to SDE (TF) under 33% quota.   View orders

04.05.2016:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued a tenure transfer order and another order of temporary retention in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

04.05.2016:

Inter-circle transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued three orders of transfer/modification/cancellation of transfer orders in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

03.05.2016:

Circulation of AIBSNLOA CHQ office-bearers list:

BSNL CO has circulated the list of AIBSNLOA CHQ office-bearers elected in Kolkata AIC on 10th and 11th April 2015.   View orders

03.05.2016:

Central Civil Services (Leave Travel concession) Rules, 1988- Reimbursement of rail fare on LTC in respect of children of 5-12 yrs age group - Clarification :

'Several references have been received in this Department from various Ministries/ Departments seeking clarification as to whether the full fare charged by the Railways for reservation of berth for children between 5 years and 12 years shall be reimbursable while availing LTC facility.'   View DoP&T Clarification

03.05.2016:

Promotion to SDE (T) grade- LDCE held on 4.3.2012:

BSNL CO has issued orders promoting one executive to SDE (T) grade on the basis of LDCE held on 4.3.2012 notionally w.e.f. 30.9.2013.   View orders

03.05.2016:

Modification/retention in promotion and posting orders:

BSNL CO has issued orders modifying circle of posting and retaining executives in their parent circles.   View orders

03.05.2016:

Tenure ransfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued tenure transfer orders in SDE (T) grade, to Bihar circle.   View orders

02.05.2016:

Transfer and posting in SDE (T) grade- cancellation/retention/modification:

BSNL CO has issued four orders cancelling/modifying the transfer orders and retaining some executives temporarily.   View orders

29.04.2016:

CHQ writes to CMD BSNL regarding Plight of candidates who appeared for JAO LICE in 2012 against 40% quota – case of candidates from Kerala Circle:

'We request that the whole issue be considered on the grounds that these candidates will be subjected to irreparable loss in case the Hon'ble Supreme Court decision favours appointment of these candidates, at a later date. On the other hand, the CAT order has provided a safeguard, by directing the applicants to submit an undertaking that if the Hon'ble Supreme Court in the pending SLPs decides against the interest of the applicants and as a consequent of the same if any amount becomes refundable, the applicants will refund the same to BSNL.'   Read More

29.04.2016:

Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade - cancellation/retention/modification:

BSNL CO has issued two orders cancelling/modifying the transfer orders and retaining some executives temporarily.   View letter

28.04.2016:

LDCE for promotion to the grade of SDE (TF) under 33% quota - Revised syllabus of Paper I Section 'C':

BSNL CO has circulated revised syllabus of Paper I Section'C'.   View letter

27.04.2016:

Message from CMD :

'It gives me immense joy and sense of pride to inform that as per TRAI Telecom Subscription Report as on 29.2.2016, BSNL stood Number One Position amongst all Telcos.'   Read More

27.04.2016:

Sanction of Temporary advance:

BSNL CO has conveyed the approval of CMD for extension of power to delegate the sanction of temporary advance to erstwhile SSA Heads in the merged scenario for one more year upto 31st March 2017.   View letter

27.04.2016:

Verification/scrutinizing of the online application forms in respect of LICE for promotion to JTO (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued instructions directing the Cadre Controlling Authorities of the Circles to verify/scrutinise the online registration data with the Service particulars.   View letter

27.04.2016:

Promotion and posting in DGM (T) grade on adhoc basis:

BSNL CO has issued orders of promotion and posting in DGM (T) grade on adhoc basis.   View orders

26.04.2016:

Review of tenure period and related facility i.r.o. Udhampur and Rajauri SSA of J&K circle - clarification :

Accepting our request, [  View CHQ letter ]BSNL CO has issued clarification that the benefit of reduced tenure under the order dated 19.2.2016 may be availed by the executives already posted in the two SSAs prior to this order, at their option.   View BSNL letter

26.04.2016:

Transfer and postings in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued modifications in transfer and postings in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

24.04.2016:

BSNL received DSIJ 'The Best PSU Awards 2015' under the category of 'Highest Turnover PSU in Mini Ratna - Non Manufacturing':

Dalal Street Investment Journal (DSIJ), India's No.1 investment magazine presented its 7th Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) Awards on 21st April 2016. State run telecom major - Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has been conferred with the 'DSIJ Best PSU Award 2015' in the category of 'Highest Turnover PSU in Mini Ratna - Non Manufacturing.'   Read More

22.04.2016:

Writing of APAR - clarification:

BSNL CO has issued clarifications on queries raised about writing of APAR.   View clarifications

22.04.2016:

Preparatory work for promotion from JTO Civil to SDE Civil grade - calling of VC:

BSNL CO has called for VC of JTOs (Civil) under consideration for promotion to SDE (Civil) grade.   View letter

22.04.2016:

Calling of willingness for working in non-core areas of Telecom Operations stream:

BSNL CO has called for willingness for working in non-core areas of Telecom Operations stream such as Admn/HR/Mktg/EB from Executives of Civil Engineering stream in the grade of STS/EE(C) and above.   View orders

22.04.2016:

Transfer and posting in SDE (TF) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and posting in SDE (Telecom Factory) grade.   View orders

22.04.2016:

Transfer and posting in SDE (Civil) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in SDE (Civil) grade.   View orders

22.04.2016:

Transfer and posting in SDE (T) grade - retention/cancellation:

BSNL CO has issued orders of retention/cancellation in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

21.04.2016:

Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade - modification:

BSNL CO has issued orders modifying the circle of posting for one executive.   View orders

20.04.2016:

CHQ writes to CMD BSNL requesting revision of Transport Allowance:

'Transport Allowance payable to BSNL Executives was last revised on 23.8.2006. During the past ten years petrol price have been revised a hundred times with the present price almost 50% more than the price in the year 2006.'   Read More

20.04.2016:

New office-bearers of UP West Circle of AIBSNLOA:

Annual General Body meeting of AIBSNLOA UP West Circle was held on 16.4.2016 at Boundary Road Telephone Exchange, Meerut. New set of circle office-bearers have been elected unanimously with Com.Dilawar Singh DGM as Circle President, Com.Janardan Yadav SDE as Circle Secretary and Com.Arvind Sudhar SDE as Circle Finance Secretary.

19.04.2016:

Creation of Senior PPS and PPS posts:

AIBSNLOA has been pursuing the issue of for a very long time.   [View the recent letter from CHQ] BSNL CO has now issued orders for creation of additional Sr.PPS and PPS posts in BSNL CO as well as in circles.   View orders

19.04.2016:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued two tenure transfer orders in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

19.04.2016:

Own cost inter-circle transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of own cost inter-circle transfers in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

19.04.2016:

Inter-circle transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of inter-circle transfers in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

18.04.2016:

Steady decline in maintenance of BSNL Inspection Quarters:

BSNL CO letter says the condition of our IQs is very pathetic and has issued instructions for maintaining minimum basic standards.   View letter

18.04.2016:

Promotion and posting in DGM (T) grade - clarification:

'In case any of the executives in the list is under transfer to any other circle/unit in AGM/DE grade and subsequent to promotion in DGM (adhoc) grade vide orders referred above has been inadvertently assigned the same circle where he is presently working, he may be directed to join as DGM in that assigned place of posting done under AGM/DE grade.'   Read More

18.04.2016:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued tenure transfer orders in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

13.04.2016:

CHQ writes to Director (HR) regarding Review of tenure period and related facilities i.r.o. Udhampur and Rajouri SSAs of J&K Circle – applicability for those completing the revised tenure:

'We feel that it is unjust to deny the benefit of revised tenure to those executives already serving in these SSAs, when the order dated 19.2.2016 itself does not say that the order takes effect from the date of issue. Even if it is to be implemented from 19.2.2016, the benefit of revised tenure cannot be denied to those executives who are already working in these SSAs and completing the revised tenure on or after 19.2.2016.'   Read More

13.04.2016:

IDA w.e.f. 1.4.2016:

DPE has issued orders for continuation of 112.4% IDA w.e.f. 1.4.2016.   View orders

13.04.2016:

Allowing all TTAs of 2007 batch to appear in the lice for promotion to the post of jto scheduled to be held on 22.5.2016 - registering online:

BSNL CO has now made provision for those provisionally allowed TTAs as per yesterday's order, to register online between 15.4.2016 and 22.4.2016 midnight.   View letter

13.04.2016:

Regular promotion in DE/AM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of regular promotion for 4 executives in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

12.04.2016:

BSNL adds 22 lakh new connections a month in March quarter of FY16:

'"Per month new gross connections in mobile telephony, which used to be around 8 lakh per month, has gone up to average 22 lakh per month in January-March of 2015-16. The mobile number portability has also become positive," BSNL said in a statement.'   Read More

12.04.2016:

Allowing all TTAs of 2007 batch to appear in the lice for promotion to the post of jto scheduled to be held on 22.5.2016:

Although CAT, Hyderabad has ordered that BSNL should allow the 'applicants' to write the JTO LICE to be held on 22.5.2006, based on AIBSNLOA representation and request from CGMT Tamilnadu Circle, BSNL CO has decided to provisionally allow ALL THE TTAs for whom examination for Direct Recruitment in the TTA grade was held in the year 2007 and training was completed after 1.7.2008.  View CHQ letter dated 5.4.2016 and report on meeting with GM (Estt) on 8.4.2016    View BSNL letter

12.04.2016:

Rule-8 transfer requests on ERP portal:

Provision has been now made in the ERP system for applying online for rule-8 transfers for all employees who wish to apply for transfer under Rule-8.   View letter

12.04.2016:

Seniority number corrections in respect of ST category officers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has further revised the seniority of 30 ST category SDEs (T).   View letter

11.04.2016:

Large scale promotions in the grade of DGM - proper utilization for meeting shortages thereof:

Director (HR) has written to CGMs to post the DGMs allocated to respective circles at suitable points prioritixing the SSAs in order to augment the performance and output of the Company.   View letter

11.04.2016:

Promotion and postings in DGM (T) grade on adhoc basis - revision:

BSNL CO has issued orders revising the circle of posting of 10 executives promoted to DGM (T) grade on adhoc basis.   View orders

11.04.2016:

Promotion and postings in DGM (T) grade on adhoc basis:

BSNL CO has issued orders promoting 17 executives to DGM (T) grade on adhoc basis.   View orders

11.04.2016:

Transfer and postings in SDE (E) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in SDE (E) grade.   View orders

08.04.2016:

Meeting with Sr.General Manager (Pers):

GS along with OS (North) and Com.P.C.Rastogi, AGS, met Sr.GM (Pers) and Jt.GM (Pers) today and discussed the following:

1.Promotion from SDE to DE and from JTO to SDE:

We expressed deep concern towards the prolonged delay and wanted some way out to be found out. Sr.GM (Pers) informed us that comments of Solicitor General had been called for and he has conveyed that the procedure already being followed by BSNL in giving promotions is in consonance with the Supreme Court orders. This will be communicated to the Chandigarh High Court for obtaining its permission. Meanwhile work has been commenced for holding DPC for promotion of around 1500 executives to STS grade. Sr. GM (Pers) also said that similar efforts are being made to obtain favaourable orders from Ernakulam High court citing the administrative difficulties faced by BSNL.

2.Reallotment in posting on promotion to DGM (Adhoc):

We thanked Sr.GM (Pers) for swiftly issuing the promotion orders and requested him to consider a few representations received for reallotment. Sr.GM (Pers) assured us that genuine cases will be considered for reallotment.

08.04.2016:

Meeting with General Manager (Estt):

GS along with OS (North) and Com.P.C.Rastogi, AGS, met GM (Estt) today and discussed the following:

1.Superannuation benefits to BSNL recruited employees:

We requested an early decision on the matter with higher contribution by BSNL than the reported 3%. GM (Estt) explained that calculations based on various percentages of contribution were put up by Establishment section. But Finance has recommended 3% taking into account, among others, the present financial status of BSNL. The remuneration committee has also given its consent and the issue will have to be considered by BSNL Board.

2.Relaxation in qualifying service for TTAs appearing for JTO LICE:

Explaining the circumstances cited in our letter dated 5.4.2016, we requested relaxing the eligibility condition for appearing in JTO LICE in respect of around 100 TTAs of Tamilnadu Circle who belonged to the same recruitment year but had fallen short of the eligible qualifying service, since they were sent for training subsequently. After some discussions, GM (Estt) has agreed to consider the issue if specific request is received from CGMT Tamilnadu Circle. CS, Tamilnadu circle is requested to pursue with the circle administration to ensure that an early communication on this issue is sent by CGMT Tamilnadu Circle to BSNL CO.

08.04.2016:

Corrections in seniority lists I to XVII:

BSNL CO has incorporated more corrections in Name/DoB/QLY/RY/Sen.No. in the tentative seniority lists I to XVII of SDEs (T).   View orders

08.04.2016:

Amendment to BSNL Transfer Policy:

BSNL CO has amended its transfer policy, including diseases "Thalassemia" and "Haemophilia" in the term of 'disabled' in clause 6 (i).   View letter

08.04.2016:

Promotion and posting in DE/AGM grade - retention:

BSNL CO has issued orders retaining one executive in the present circle upto 31.3.2017.   View orders

08.04.2016:

Transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

08.04.2016:

Transfer and postings in EE (Civil) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in EE (Civil) grade.   View orders

07.04.2016:

Holding of LICE for promotion to JTO (T) grade - extension of date of online registration:

BSNL CO has issued orders extending the date from 7.4.2016 to 14.4.2016.   View orders

06.04.2016:

Cabinet nod to liberalise spectrum at Trai rates; RCom gains:

'The Cabinet approval allow RCom to liberalise its spectrum in the four circles by paying about Rs 1,300 crore. As per previous decision, DoT had issued demand notice to telecom operators on January 9,2013. The government expected to get Rs 4,251.83 crore from retrospective charges, and Rs 18,925.82 from prospective charges for excess radio waves held by mobile operators at that time. In all, around Rs 23,177 crore was expected from levy of one-time spectrum fee in 2013.'   Read More

06.04.2016:

Holding of LICE for promotion to JAO grade - extension of date of online registration:

BSNL CO has issued orders extending the date from 7.4.2016 to 14.4.2016.   View orders

06.04.2016:

Revised Examination/recruitment calendar of BSNLfor 2016-17:

As the competent authority in BSNL has decided that three separate LICEs for promotion from Group C to JTO (T) grade for 3 vacancy years viz. 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 would be held, the Examination/Recruitment calendare for 2016-17 has been revised.   View revised calendar

06.04.2016:

Inter-circle transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued 2 orders of inter-circle transfers in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

05.04.2016:

CHQ WRITES TO DIRECTOR (HR) REQUESTING REMOVAL OF DISCRIMINATION IN GRANT OF JAG SELECTION GRADE SCALE TO ABSORBED GROUP 'B' EXECUTIVES TO ENSURE JUSTICE REGARDING BLATANT VIOLATION OF INSTRUCTIONS OF DOT LETTER DATEI) 26.08.2008 AND DPE OM DATED 24.12.2O12 BY OPERATING IDA SCALE OF RS.17500-400-22300 w.E.F. 01.10.2000 IN PLACE OF RS.18500-23900:

'On 8.9.2015 during our scheduled meeting with you, we had elaborate discussions over the issue and you had directed the Establishment Section to re-examine the issue. But it appears that there has been no serious consideration of the issue by the Establishment section.'   Read More

05.04.2016:

CHQ writes to GM (Estt) regarding LICE for promotion to JTO grade - Condoning shortfall in qualifying senrice period :

'In the year 2OO8, around 320 TTAs were recruited in Tamilnadu and were sent for training in different batches starting from 02.06.2008 to 01.09.2008. 180 TTAs had their training commenced in June 2OO8 and the remaining 14O TTAs were given training after June 2008. As a result, the latter 140 TTAs do not have the prescribed qualifying Jervice for appearing in the said LICE.'   Read More

05.04.2016:

Private operators cry foul over BSNL new call service; PSU denies:

'"There is no violation of rules from these services. This kind of reaction from industry is obvious because BSNL is revamping its offerings for customers and no one in industry has been able to such innovative services," BSNL Chairman and Managing Director Anupam Shrivastava said. '   Read More

05.04.2016:

Fixation of pay on promotion for executves - grant of notional increment on actual basis from 1.1.2007:

On continuous pursual by AIBSNLOA with DPE   [View AIBSNLOA letter dated 3.2.2015.] , DPE directed DoT to take necessary action on the issue.  [View DPE letter dated 19.5.2015] After approval by DoT, BSNL issued orders for grant of notional increment on promotion @3% instead of 'equivalent to previous increment'. But it allowed grant of notional increment w.e.f. 1.1.2007 notionally and actually from 6.1.2016.  View BSNL order dated 19.1.2016 AIBSNLOA then took up the issue of grant of the fixation benefit on ACTUAL BASIS FROM 1.1.2007.  View CHQ letter dated 4.2.2016 BSNL CO has now issued orders allowing grant of notional increment on ACTUAL BASIS FROM 1.1.2007.   View orders

05.04.2016:

Admissibility of profession/skill upgradation allowance at ida basic pay with 78.2% fitment in respect of executives and non-executives of BSNL:

BSNL CO has issued orders allowing profession/skill upgradation allowance at IDA basic pay with 78.2% fitment in respect of executives and non-executives of BSNL.   View orders

05.04.2016:

Counting of pre-appointment training of TTA as regular service for reckoning 5 years in the scale of Rs.13600-25420:

BSNL CO has reiterated that counting of pre-appointment training of TTA as regular service for reckoning 5 years in the scale of Rs.13600-25420 for the purpose of eligibility in appearing in JTO LICE.   View letter

04.04.2016:

BSNL to launch 4G services in 14 telecom circles:

'State-owned BSNL is gearing up to launch 4G services in 14 telecom circles where it has 20 MHz liberalised broadband wireless access (BWA) spectrum.'   Read More

04.04.2016:

MTNL mulls mobile services with BSNL on revenue sharing basis:

'When contacted, BSNL Chairman and Managing Director Anupam Shrivastava said BSNL is ready to invest and work with MTNL and discussions in this context are going on.'   Read More

04.04.2016:

Government slashes spectrum use charge, phone bills may drop:

'The decision could free up as much as Rs 3,200 crore for mobile companies. Top sources within the government said the decision to reduce SUC was approved by the interministerial telecom commission that met in late March.'   Read More

04.04.2016:

Aircel, BSNL sign pan India 2G roaming pact:

'The agreement will help Aircel widen its reach as BSNL has about 1.14 lakh mobile towers across country.'   Read More

04.04.2016:

Proposals on Child Care Leave (CCL) and Maternity Leave:

DoPT has circulated some proposals which emerged by consensus from a workshop held by it on CCL/Maternity Leave in case of surrogacy, Age Limit for CCL in case of disabled children, Leaving HQ/availing LTC while on CCL and CCL minimum for at least five days.   View the proposals

04.04.2016:

Transfer and posting in AO grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and posting/cancellation in AO grade.   View orders

04.04.2016:

Revision of rates for stay in Inspection Quarters:

BSNL CO has notified revised rates for stay in IQs.   View letter

03.04.2016:

GS meets CGMT Rajasthan Circle:

GS, during his visit to Jaipur, met CGMT Rajasthan Circle on 02.04.2016. Initially discussions were about various development activities in Rajasthan circle in the last financial year 2015-16. CGMT Rajasthan circle said that in comparison to last year, Rajasthan circle has performed better in all the verticals i.e. CFA, CM and EB this financial year and hoped that it will do much better this year. He appreciated the work done by the employees in the last financial year in achieving the targets assigned to them. GS then drew his attention to posting of AGMs who were transferred from BSNL CO to Rajasthan circle on their own cost but could not join in Rajasthan circle. They wanted posting in Jaipur but were posted to other places in the circle due to want of vacancies. But now, after issue of AGM to DGM promotion orders by BSNL CO, about 24 AGMs in Jaipur are promoted as DGMs and consequently 24 posts of AGMs will become vacant. GS therefore requested that those AGMs on transfer may now be considered for posting at Jaipur. CGMT Rajasthan circle assured GS that he will reconsider the postings after joining of promoted AGMs as DGMs.

01.04.2016:

Declaration of results of LDCE for promotion to SDE (E):

BSNL CO has declared the results of the LDCE for promotion to SDE (E) grade held on 27.3.2016.   View letter

01.04.2016:

Declaration of results of LDCE for promotion to JTO (E):

BSNL CO has declared the results of the LDCE for promotion to JTO (E) grade held on 27.3.2016.   View letter

01.04.2016:

Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

01.04.2016:

Declaration of holiday on 14th April 2016:

BSNL CO has endorsed DoPT orders published in this site on 22.3.2016.   View endorsement

31.03.2016:

No Increase in IDA w.e.f. 1.4.2016:

According to calculations based on All India Consumer Price Index for Industrial workers for December 2015 (269), January 2016 (269) and February 2016 (267), there is no increase in IDA w.e.f. 1.4.2016 which will remain at 112.4%.

31.03.2016:

Promotion to DGM (T) grade on adhoc basis:

BSNL CO has issued orders promoting 445 executives to DGM (T) grade on adhoc basis.   View orders

30.03.2016:

Meeting with Sr.General Manager (Pers):

GS met Sr.GM (Pers) today and discussed the following:

1.Promotion to DGM (T) on adhoc basis:

Sr.GM (Pers) informed us that the file has been submitted to CMD for approval after clarifying certain points raised by Director (HR). Promotion orders are likely to be issued tomorrow (Thursday) for about 400 executives of Recruitment Year 1980, who qualified for TES Group B in 1988 and were promoted to STS grade in the year 2010. We requested Sr.GM (Pers) to consider around 100 executives who became STS in the year 2013 by giving relaxation in qualifying service. Sr. GM (Pers) has agreed to examine our request. We have requested that if they could not be considered now, they can be considered for promotion atleast in the near future, as and when they will be completing three years service in STS grade.

2.Revision of pay scale of Rajbhasha Adhikari and restructuring of Hindi cadres:

Sr. GM (Pers) informed us that a Note is under preparation for consideration of Management Committee on these issues.

3.Implementation of CPSU cadre hierarchy:

We reiterated our stand stating that we have given our views on the purported proposals of Personnel Section. Sr.GM (Pers) said that he will go through our letter and consider the matter.

30.03.2016:

MOU signed with Canara Bank for extending various loans to BSNL employees:

BSNL and Canara Bank have signed an agreement for extending various loans to BSNL employees, valid from 23.1.2016 to 31.12.2016.   View MOU

30.03.2016:

'BSNL Group Insurance Policy, 2014 for BSNL employees joined after 31.07.2014:

In this regard, this office has taken up the issue with LIC head quarter at Delhi and a copy of email received from them is enclosed herewith for information and necessary action at circle level. The same can be produced to local LIC office in case of any problem in obtaining new policy.'   Read More

29.03.2016:

CHQ writes to Director (HR) on CPSU CADRE HIERARCHY:

'It is learnt that these proposals, if implemented, will double the wait period in getting the first promotion and it will take minimum 17 years to reach DE scale. Although the latest committee had recommended time bound functional promotion every five years upto DE level, the Personnel section is said to have proposed to cap the number of DE/AGM posts. The Personnel section reportedly has recommended further tightening of benchmark in APAR. As suggested by the Deloitte Consultant and later modified based on the Heads Of Circles opinion, JTO, SDE and Sr.SDE cadres are proposed to be clubbed and asked to report to DE/AGM. Even before a decision is taken on the proposals, orders have been issued asking JTOs and SDEs to report to DE/AGM, which is going to have disastrous impact on hierarchy management.'   Read More

29.03.2016:

CHQ writes to CMD on Promotion to DGM (T) on adhoc basis – purely based on seniority as per the pronouncements of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in C.A.4389/2010 :

'The DEs/AGMs who are under consideration for promotion to DGM (T) grade now were promoted to the STS grade based on the then applicable seniority list, which has been modified now as per the directions of Supreme Court. Some of them may not have the required qualifying service of 4 years in STS grade while their juniors (according to revised seniority) promoted earlier to them as STS will have the qualifying service. Promoting these juniors, leaving out the seniors according to the restored seniority lists 1 to 17 will result in a serious discrepancy.'   Read More

29.03.2016:

CHQ writes to Director (HR) on REVISION OF PAY SCALE OF RAJBASHA ADHIKARI AND AUGUMENTATION OF RA POSTS :

'While the committee had accepted one of our demands viz. revision of pay scale of Rajbasha Adhikari to SDE scale, it did not agree for augmentation of Rajbasha Adhikari posts. Since then, the Establishment Section was said to be processing the issue of revision of pay scale of Rajbash Adhikari. But even after lapse of two years, no decision seems to have been taken.'   Read More

29.03.2016:

Non-receipt of VC for promotion to DGM (T) grade:

BSNL CO has circulated the list of executives in respect of whom VC is yet to be received.   View letter

28.03.2016:

Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

23.03.2016:

Counting of past service of Ex-servicemen for reckoning 7 years of regular service towards eligibility for appearing in LICE conducted in 2013:

BSNL CO has issued orders allowing Counting of past service of Ex-servicemen for reckoning 7 years of regular service towards eligibility for appearing in LICE conducted in 2013.   View orders

23.03.2016:

Declining of regular promotion in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders accepting declining of promotion by one executive.   View orders

23.03.2016:

Date of joining as DE/AGM on adhoc and regular basis:

BSNL CO has circulated the list of executives in respect of whom the date of joining is not available.   View list

22.03.2016:

Declaration of holiday on 14-4-2016:

DoP&T has issued orders declaring Thursday, the 14th April 2016, as a Closed Holiday on account of the birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, for all Central Government Offices including Industrial Establishments throughout India.   View orders

22.03.2016:

Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

22.03.2016:

Retention of DE/AGM in parent circle:

BSNL CO has issued orders retaining one Executive in his parent circle upto 31.3.2017.   View orders

22.03.2016:

Repatriation of SDEs (Telecom) from TERM Cells of DoT to circles of BSNL:

BSNL CO has issued repatriation orders for two SDEs (T) subject to issuance of similar orders by TERM wing, DoT.   View orders

21.03.2016:

Revision of interest rates for small savings schemes:

Government of India has ordered downward revision of rates of interest for all small savings schemes.   View letter

21.03.2016:

Further modification of APAR forms II and III:

Para 2b of Part I of APAR Forms II and III have been modified and re-issued.   View letter

21.03.2016:

Functioning of Customer Service Centre/ Cash counters from 24th to 27th March,2016- Stay on duty of all accounts personnel:

Considering the acute shortage of working days of the fast approaching Financial Year ending on 31-03-2016 and the targets to be achieved, competent authority has desired that all accounts & finance personnel working in the units where Customer Service Centre/ Cash counters are working may be asked to stay on duty from 24th March to 27th March, 2016 (which are otherwise holidays in most part of the country) to enable smooth functioning of the CSC/Cash Counters to extend customer service in the festival season as well as for target achievement.   View letter

21.03.2016:

Individual Performance score cards for executives:

'Moreover, CGMS are requested to direct their GM(HR& Admin) to check the sample APARS of at least one executive (upto the level of JTO/JAO) in all the cadres and in all the streams and of all the SSAS in the circle and send a certificate of having done so by 31st August 2016 to Restructuring Cell, Corporate Office along with at least three sample duly filled in APAR5 (with at least one from JTO and SDE grade).'   Read More

18.03.2016:

Status of court cases:

1. The case in Chandigarh High Court which came up for hearing on 14th March has been adjourned to 31st March 2016.
2. The delinked '147 case' will be next heard by Supreme Court on 18th April 2016.
3. A contempt petition filed in Supreme Court by a group of executives against the recent DGM (T) promotion orders was heard by Supreme Court on 16th March and has been dismissed.

18.03.2016:

Revised reporting structure for JTO/SDE in Telecom Operation stream:

BSNL CO has issued revised reporting structure for JTO/SDE in Telecom Operation stream in the wake of huge shortage of manpower.   View letter

18.03.2016:

Inter-circle transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued three orders of inter-circle transfers in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

18.03.2016:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

17.03.2016:

BSNL customers can use landlines via mobiles for making calls:

'State-owned BSNL today unveiled an app through which its customers travelling abroad will be able to connect their landlines through mobile and make calls through them without attracting ISD charges.'   Read More

17.03.2016:

Request Transfer in the cadre of Accounts and Finance Executives:

'In the current scenario, there is no requirement of accounts and finance personnel in BSNL Corporate office and also in any other office in Delhi.'   Read More

17.03.2016:

Requirement of VC and APAR for consideration for promotion to DGM (T) on adhoc basis:

BSNL CO has circulated lists of AGMs/DEs in respect of whom the VC and APAR are required data.   View lists

17.03.2016:

Transfer and posting in SDE (T) grade - cancellation/retention:

BSNL CO has issued cancellation/retention orders.   View orders

16.03.2016:

Date of joining in respect of AGM/DE(T) on Adhoc and Regular basis - data not available/not confirmed:

BSNL CO has circulated a list of AGMs/DEs in respect of whom the required data is either not available or not confirmed.   View letter

15.03.2016:

BSNL close to sealing intra-circle roaming deals with Reliance Jio, Vodafone, Aircel:

'As per the ICR agreement, BSNL will charge 25 paise per call for a minute, 3 paise an SMS and 25 paise per MB for data usage. The telecom firm will pay the same charges to other operators for using their network.'   Read More

15.03.2016:

Periodical review for ensuring probity and efficacy among employees of BSNL:

BSNL CO has issued clarifications on the composition of review committees.   View clarifications

14.03.2016:

Provisional seniority list 8 of SDE (T):

'The seniority of executives under seniority and competitive quota SDEs (T) of corresponding vacancy years have been drawn as per the seniority in the panel and date of promotion order (taken as date of joining of incumbents).'   Read More

11.03.2016:

Provision of residential service broadband connection for JAG and above officers - revision of tariff plan:

BSNL CO has issued orders revising the tariff plan with 2Mbps upto 8GB and 512 Kbps afterwards/unlimited data download with Wifi modem.   View orders

10.03.2016:

BSNL in talks with Airtel for spectrum sharing deal:

'"Some preliminary discussions are going on at this stage. BSNL is open to spectrum sharing with all operators but currently the discussions are taking place with Airtel," BSNL Chairman and Managing Director Anupam Shrivastava told PTI.'   Read More

10.03.2016:

Modification in APAR forms on the recommendations of the 11th report of second ARC:

BSNL CO has circulated modified APAR forms on the recommendations of the 11th report of second Administrative Reforms Commission.   View forms

10.03.2016:

Requirement of APAR for promotion from EE (E) to SE (E):

BSNL CO has called for APARs for missing periods in respect of 7 EEs (E).   View letter

10.03.2016:

Appointment of 'Junior Accounts Officer on probation’ under DR quota consequent on completion of 11 weeks of pre-appointment training w.e.f. 28.12.2015:

BSNL CO has issued orders of appointment to 28 JAOs under DR quota consequent on completion of 11 weeks of pre-appointment training w.e.f. 28.12.2015.   View orders

10.03.2016:

Transfer and posting in SDE (Civil) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and posting in SDE (Civil) grade.   View orders

10.03.2016:

Promotion to DGM (F) grade on regular basis:

BSNL CO has issued orders of promotion to DGM (F) grade on regular basis for one executive.   View orders

09.03.2016:

CHQ writes to Director (HR) on CAREER PROGRESSION OF PA/PS/PPS WHO BELONGED TO ERSTWHILE CSSS CADRES OF DOT:

'We have taken up this issue many times with the administration but without success. We request your kind personal intenrention in this issue for creation of additional posts of Sr. PPS and PPS, so that the plight of the personal staff absorbed in BSNL comes to an end and the assurances given at the time of absorption are implemented in letter and spirit.'   Read More

09.03.2016:

Meeting with Jt. General Manage (Pers):

GS and Com. P.C. Rastogi, AGS met Jt. GM (Pers) yesterday and discussed about further issue of promotion orders from DE/AGM to adhoc DGM. Jt. GM (Pers) informed us that all efforts are being made for issue of promotion orders for about 600 vacancies before 31st March 2016. Work has already been commenced, VC has been called for in respect of all the eligible DE/AGM level executives and all circles have been requested to send the APAR of eligible executives immediately. We requested Jt. GM to ensure issue of the promotion orders at the earliest. We also requested to him to ensure issue of pending own cost transfer / retention request of the executives. Jt. GM (Pers) told us that all the pending requests are under consideration and orders will be issued soon.

09.03.2016:

Six telecom companies cheated government of Rs 12,400 crore - CAG :

'The CAG was prevented from auditing these entities since 2009 when the private service providers moved different courts challenging the mandate of the auditor. However, after the apex court finally settled the issue in favour of the CAG by an order of April 2014, these comp nies were compelled to share their accounts for inspection.'   Read More

09.03.2016:

Date of joining as DE/AGM on adhoc and regular basis:

BSNL CO has circulated the names of DEs/AGMs in respect of whom the date of joining is not available/not confirmed.   View list

09.03.2016:

Request for re-evaluation/retotalling/verification of marks in JAO LICE held in December 2012:

BSNL CO has asked circles to dispose of the representations as per rules of Appendix 37.   View letter

09.03.2016:

Promotion to SDE (T) grade on the basis of LDCE held on 15.7.2007:

BSNL CO has promoted two SDEs (T) under competitive quota who were earlier promoted under seniority quota.   View letter

09.03.2016:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade.   View letter

09.03.2016:

Special General Body meeting of UP West Circle of AIBSNLOA:

GS attended the special General Body meeting of UP (W) circle at Meerut last week along with OS (North) Com.S.P.Jain. CS UP (W) welcomed the gathering. Deliberations were mainly about court cases pending in various courts like 206 case / 147 case at Hon'ble Supreme court of India, Stay on promotion by Hon'ble High Court of Punjab and Haryana which is coming on hearing on 14th of March 2016, stay on promotion from JTO to SDE by High Court of Kerala. Detailed discussions were held on seniority according to Rule 206. There were discussions about SWAS programme, increase in mobile connection during the month, various HR issues like cadre hierarchy, Pension to BSNL recruited employees and replacement of E1A and E2A by E2and E3 scale etc. Before the meeting GS, OS and Shri A.K. Sharma VP met CGM UPW and discussed about various HR and development issues. CGM UPW explained the various initiatives taken by him for increase in revenue of UPW. He also detailed about development activities initiated by UPW in the last 2-3 months. CGM UPW also appreciated the activities of AIBSNLOA in UPW telecom circle. We promised CGM UPW AIBSNLOA will continue to co-operate with UPW management in all the development activities.

08.03.2016:

Arun Jaitley rolls back controversial EPF tax proposal; victory for the salaried:

"In view of representations received, the government would like to do a comprehensive review of this proposal and therefore I withdraw the proposal," Jaitley said in a suo motu statement in Lok Sabha, amid cheering from his party colleagues in the Parliament. He also clarified that the intention was not to make revenue from the EPF but to push the private sector employees to take up annuity schemes.   Read More

08.03.2016:

Grant of one increment to the grade of SDE (T) executive qualified in LDCE exam held on 4.3.2012:

BSNL CO has clarified that the benefit granted to 124 officers cannot be extended to other similarly placed officers.   View letter

08.03.2016:

Retention in present circle on transfer in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders retaining one executive in the present circle upto 30.9.2016.   View orders

08.03.2016:

Transfer and posting in EE (Civil) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and posting in EE (Civil) grade.   View orders

07.03.2016:

Promotion and posting in DGM (F) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of promotion and posting on adhoc basis in DGM (F) grade.   View orders

07.03.2016:

Transfer and posting in CAO grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and posting in CAO grade.   View orders

04.03.2016:

Preparation of All India Eligibility List of JTOs - missing VC:

BSNL CO has circulated the names of 58 JTOs in respect of whom VC is yet to be received.   View letter

04.03.2016:

Transfer and postings in AO grade - reallotment/retention/cancellation:

BSNL CO has issued orders of reallotment/retention/cancellation with reference to earlier transfer and postings in AO grade.   View orders

03.03.2016:

Promotion to DGM (T) grade on adhoc basis:

BSNL CO has issued orders of promotion and posting to DGM (T) grade on adhoc basis.   View orders

03.03.2016:

CHQ writes to Prime Minister requesting complete rollback of proposal to tax 60% of EPF corpus at the time of withdrawal:

'The proposal to tax 60% of EPF corpus at the time of withdrawal has therefore come as a bolt from the blue for these employees. A rough estimate shows that these employees will lose nearly 20% of their retirement savings.'   Read More

02.03.2016:

BSNL, MTNL revenue growth lesser than private telcos: Ravi Shankar Prasad:

'"There are backlog vacancies in BSNL due to non- availability of qualified candidates through open competitive examinations. In MTNL, there are a few backlog vacancies due to change in recruitment process," Prasad said.'   Read More

02.03.2016:

Reservation in Promotion:

The instructions issued by Department of Personnel & Training provide for reservation in promotion to persons belonging to Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) in posts in the Central Government upto the lowest rung of Group 'A'. These instructions are also being implemented by Central Public Sector Undertakings, wherever reservation in promotion is applicable.
The Supreme Court in its judgment dated 19.10.2006 in the matter of M. Nagaraj & Others vs. Union of India and Ors., while upholding the validity of some of the Constitutional Amendments, observed that the concerned State will have to show in each case the existence of compelling reasons, namely, backwardness, inadequacy of representation and overall efficiency of administration before providing reservation in promotion. In order to provide impediment free reservation in promotion to SCs and STs, the Constitution (One Hundred and Seventeenth Amendment) Bill, 2012 was introduced in Rajya Sabha in September, 2012. The Bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha on 17.12.2012 and transmitted to the Lok Sabha for consideration and passing. The Bill could not be considered in the Lok Sabha and lapsed on the dissolution of 15th Lok Sabha. The issues emanating from the Supreme Court judgment in M. Nagaraj case are under examination.
This was stated by Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the PMO Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Kaushal Kishore in the Lok Sabha today.(PIB)

02.03.2016:

Recovery of wrongful / excess payments made to Government servants:

"The Hon'ble Supreme Court while observing that it is not possible to postulate all situations of hardship which would govern employees on the issue of recovery, where payments have mistakenly been made by the employer, in excess of their entitlement has summarized the following few situations, wherein recoveries by the employers would be impermissible in law:-
(i) Recovery from employees belonging to Class-III and Class-IV service (or Group 'C' and Group 'D' service).
(ii) Recovery from retired employees, or employees who are due to retire within one year, of the order of recovery.
(iii) Recovery from employees, when the excess payment has been made for a period in excess of five years, before the order of recovery is issued.
(iv)Recovery in cases where an employee has wrongfully been required to discharge duties of a higher post, and has been paid accordingly, even though he should have rightfully been required to work against an inferior post.
(v) In any other case, where the Court arrives at the conclusion, that recovery if made from the employee, would be iniquitous or harsh or arbitrary to such an extent, as would far outweigh the equitable balance of the employer's right to recover."   Read More

02.03.2016:

Non-completion of mandatory training within the prescribed period of two years after upgradation - relaxation thereof:

"Where an Executive could not complete the requisite mandatory training within 2 years period from the date of upgradation due to administrative restraints and not for any reason directly attributable to him, the 2nd increment due to him be allowed as a special case in relaxation of para 1.0 (I)(f) of EPP-2007 provided the Executive concerned completes the mandatory training in the first attempt itself after grant of such relaxation. Otherwise the second increment due to the Executive shall be governed in terms of para 1.0 (I)(f) of EPP-2007."   Read More

01.03.2016:

Holding of LICE for promotion to JTO grade for the vacancy year 2013-14:

BSNL CO has asked circles to issue notification for conduct of LICE for promotion to JTO grade for the vacancy year 2013-14 only.   View letter

01.03.2016:

Notification for holding of LICE for promotion to JAO grade under 40% quota:

BSNL CO has issued notification for holding of LICE for promotion to JAO grade under 40% quota on 22.5.2016.   View notification

29.02.2016:

Budget provides no relief to salaried class:

* IT slabs remain unchanged.
* Ceiling of tax rebate for taxpayers with up to Rs 5 lakh annual income to be raised to Rs 5000 from Rs 2000.
* Rent deduction limit raised from Rs 24000 to 60000 under Section 80GG.
* First-time home buyers to get an additional deduction on interest of Rs 50000 if the value of house does not exceed Rs 50 lakhs.
* Withdrawal of up to 40% under the National Pension Scheme (NPS) made tax free.
* Employee Provident Fund (EPF) and Public Provident Fund (PPF) withdrawals to be taxed at maturity. Only 40% of the total corpus created out of contributions made after April 1, 2016 to be tax free, says the budget. It was fully exempt from tax earlier.
* Surcharge on income tax for those with incomes exceeding Rs 1 crore per annum raised from 12% to 15%.
* Tax on 10% of dividends, if the dividend is greater than Rs 10 lakh per annum.

29.02.2016:

Provisional seniority list in the grade of JTO (E):

BSNL CO has circulated the provisional seniority list in the grade of JTO (Electrical) and has invited representations regarding discrepancies if any by 15.3.2016.   View list

26.02.2016:

Meeting with Sr. General Manager (Pers):

GS met Sr.GM (Pers) today and discussed the following issues:

1.Promotion to DGM grade:

Sr.GM (Pers) informed us that legal opinion has been called for from legal cell as well as BSNL advocates and promotion to DGM grade on adhoc basis will be ordered after receipt of legal opinion. He also conveyed his intention to fill up all vacancies in DGM grade upto 31st March 2016. We then requested him that out of 172 Executives promoted as DGM on adhoc basis in July 2012, fifty percent have retired and the remaining have completed three years service. We requested him to promote them on regular basis to the extent of vacancies. Sr. GM (Pers) agreed to consider our request positively. We also requested him to hold a CPC to promote those who were not found fit last time due to not meeting benchmark in APARs but have subsequently got the gradings in their APARs upgraded. Sr.GM (Pers) asked us to provide specific cases so that he can consider them.

2.Promotion to DE/AGM grade:

Sr.GM (Pers) said that BSNL is waiting for the outcome of the case in Haryana High Court and hoped that promotion orders can be issued by March end if outcome of the case is positive.

3. Promotion to SDE grade:

Sr.GM (Pers) informed us that appropriate response by BSNL has been filed in the Kerala High Court and all efforts are being made to get the stay vacated.

4. CPSU cadre hierarchy:

We reminded Sr.GM (Pers) that in the last meeting he had told us that Personnel section may submit its draft proposal by 23.2.16 and copy of the same will be supplied to the associations for their comments. Sr.GM (Pers) said that the draft proposal is ready and the proposals will be discussed with the associations before submitting to Management Committee, BSNL Board and then to the DoT.

5.Inter-circle request transfers in DE/AGM grade:

We reiterated our request that those who had completed two years as on 1st October 2015 and have been waiting for their transfer orders have been aggrieved that their transfer orders have not been issued in January 2016 according to the new guidelines for transfers. Sr.GM (Pers) assured us that such cases are being considered and orders will be issued shortly.

26.02.2016:

CHQ writes to Sr.GM (Pers) on DGM regular promotion:

'All the remaining, around 90 DGMs, have completed more than three years of service in the grade. Sufficient number of vacancies are also available to promote these remaining DGMs (T) on regular basis.'   Read More

26.02.2016:

Regular promotion to DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of regular promotion to DE/AGM grade in respect of one executive, w.e.f. 20.8.2014.   View orders

25.02.2016:

PMO forwards our letter to DPE for appropriate action:

PMO has forwarded CHQ letter dated 8.2.2016 on "CONSTITUTION OF THIRD PAY REVISION COMMITTEE FOR EXECUTIVES OF CENTRAL PUBLIC SECTOR ENTERPRISES - ELUSIVE RESPONSE BY DPE"   [View CHQ letter] to DPE for appropriate action. PMO has directed DPE to send a reply to us and upload it on its portal.   View PMO letter

25.02.2016:

PMO forwards our letter to DoT for appropriate action:

PMO has forwarded CHQ letter dated 8.2.2016 on REVISION OF BASIC PENSION WITH FITMENT BENEFIT OF MERGER OF 50% DA EFFECTIVELY AMOUNTING TO 78.2% DA   [View CHQ letter] to DoT for appropriate action. PMO has directed DoT to send a reply to us and upload it on its portal.   View PMO letter

25.02.2016:

Transfer of staff of ILD Gateways from Territorial circle to NC NGN circle after conversion of TDM ILD Gateways into NGN TMG:

BSNL CO has issued orders that all the staff/ executives presently working on these sites will be treated to be transferred from Territorial Circles to CGM, NC NGN with immediate effect.   View orders

25.02.2016:

Tenure transfer in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of tenure transfers in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

24.02.2016:

CHQ writes to Sr. GM (Pers) on Inter-circle transfers in DE/AGM grade:

'The previous practice of issuing transfer orders as and when requests are received was therefore helpful since the Executives were able to get relieved atleast a few months after their completing two years/tenure. According the new guidelines, transfer orders are to be issued every quarter in the first week of July/October/January/April. But non-adhering to its own guidelines by the Personnel Section, has put the [around hundred] Executives eagerly awaiting their transfer in utmost mental stress.'   Read More

23.02.2016:

compendium of DPE guidelines :

DPE has released a new compendium of its guidelines for administrative Ministries/Departments and Central Public Sector Enterprises. Previous compendium was issued in the year 2006. The latest Compendium in all comprises of total 320 guidelines in respect of General Management, Policy Planning, Management Policy, Wage Policy, Memorandum of Understanding, Corporate Social Responsibility, Permanent Machinery of Arbitration, Voluntary Retirement Scheme and Counselling, Retraining & Redeployment Scheme. This compendium has been made available in the right column of this page permanently under the heading 'DPE Compendium'.   View Compendium

23.02.2016:

Transfer and posting in AO grade - cancellation of Modification:

BSNL CO has issued corrigendum to the orders issued yesterday, cancelling the modification in respect of one AO.   View corrigendum

22.02.2016:

Transfer and posting in AO grade - Retention/Modification:

BSNL CO has issued orders of reallotment/retention/cancellation.   View orders

22.02.2016:

Transfer and posting in CAO grade:

BSNL CO has issued transfer and posting order in CAO grade.   View orders

22.02.2016:

Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade - Cancellation and modification:

BSNL CO has issued three orders, cancelling/modifying the transfer and posting orders in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

19.02.2016:

Review of tenure period and related facilities in respect of Udhampur and Rajauri SSA of Jammu & Kashmir:

AIBSNLOA has been pursuing the issue for the past few months with a letter to CMD on 17th August 2015   [View CHQ letter] and subsequent discussions with Director (HR) and Sr.GM (Pers). Finally orders have been issued accepting our request.   View orders

19.02.2016:

Calling of option from executives for posting in Bihar Telecom circle with tenure facilities equivalent to NE Regions:

BSNL CO has called for option from Executives of various grades for serving in Bihar Telecom Circle for two years with facilities equivalent to tenure in NE Regions.   View letter

19.02.2016:

Transfer and postings in AO grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in AO/Sr.AO grade.   View orders

18.02.2016:

Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988 — Fulfillment of procedural requirements:

'To remove these bottlenecks, it has been decided to simplify the procedure of application and make the procedure of processing of LTC claims time bound.'   Read More

18.02.2016:

Promotion from EE (Electrical) to SE (Electrical) - furnishing of apar:

BSNL CO has requested furnishing of APAR for missing periods in respect of 26 EEs (Electrical) for considering for promotion to SE (E) grade.   View letter

17.02.2016:

Supreme Court directions on the recommendations of the expert committee appointed by it:

Supreme Court today delinked the '147 case' while broadly accepting the recommendations of the Expert Committee appointed by it. However it has given three weeks time for submission of objections, if any, from anyone.

17.02.2016:

Examination and Recruitment Calendar for 2016-17 in BSNL:

Our Association had been demanding for a long time that BSNL prepare a Calendar for Examinations and strictly adhere to it so as to avoid seniority issues in the future. BSNL CO has now circulated a Calendar for Examination and Recruitment for the year 2016-17.   View letter

17.02.2016:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of tenure transfer in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

16.02.2016:

Supreme Court directions on the recommendations of the expert committee appointed by it:

Supreme Court hearing today has been postponed to tomorrow morning when it is expected to give its directions on the recommendations of the Expert Committee appointed by it.

16.02.2016:

DoT permits sharing of active telecom infrastructure; may lead to faster roll outs:

'The Department of Telecom has amended the Unified Licence to allow active infrastructure sharing.'   Read More

16.02.2016:

Introduction of Voice STV 201 as Promotional offer under prepaid mobile services:

BSNL CO has introduced Voice STV 201 which gives 24000 seconds Local/STD call any network, with validity of 28 days.   View offer

16.02.2016:

TTA Recruitment Rules 2014 - Guidelines thereof:

BSNL CO has issued guidelines consequent to declaration of TTA as circle cadre w.e.f.25.8.2014.   View guidelines

16.02.2016:

Transfer and Posting in the grade of STS (CAO) of Telecom Finance:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and Posting in the grade of STS (CAO) of Telecom Finance.   View orders

15.02.2016:

Bharti Airtel, Reliance, oppose Trai directive to ensure minimum net speed at 512 kbps:

' Bharti Airtel, Reliance Communications and Sistema Shyam Teleservices have objected to the telecom regulator's recent directive that fixed broadband operators ensure a minimum 512 kbps download speed at all times. In its submission to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai), India's largest carrier Bharti Airtel said that a service provider should be free to throttle speeds to 64 kbps once a customer has used up the assigned data limit. "It cannot be the prerogative of the customer to keep accessing data at the defined broadband speed even beyond the assigned quota," Bharti Airtel said.'   Read More

15.02.2016:

Budget 2016 - Telecom Ministry seeks 10-year tax holiday for Make in India drive:

'The telecom ministry has proposed a 10-year tax holiday for mega projects in the sector as part of its recommendations for the upcoming Union Budget that are aimed at attracting fresh investments for the Make in India programme. The ministry also suggested excise duty exemption for a range of electronic equipment, which would help lead to the creation of a much-needed manufacturing ecosystem in the country.'   Read More

12.02.2016:

LDCE for promotion to JTO (T) in BSNL - Kept on hold:

BSNL CO has kept on hold the LDCE for promotion to JTO (T) in BSNL in view of a court case filed in CAT Jodhpur Bench.   View orders

12.02.2016:

Direct relieving of Finance Personnel from BSNL Corporate Office:

BSNL CO has relieved five Finance Executives through ERP directly from BSNL Corporate Office.   View letter

11.02.2016:

Appointment of JAO on probation under Direct Recruit Quota:

BSNL CO has issued orders appointing 33 JAOs on probation under DR quota consequent to their successful completing 11 weeks pre-appointment training.   View orders

11.02.2016:

Transfer and posting in SDE (T) grade - retention:

BSNL CO has retained one SDE (T) on transfer in his parent circle temporarily.   View orders

09.02.2016:

Meeting with DDG (Estt) in DOT:

GS along with AGS (HQ) and OS (North) met DDG (Estt) in DoT today and expressed concern over the inordinate delay in submission of cabinet note for revision of basic pension with fitment benefit of merger of 50% DA effectively amounting to 78.2% IDA. DDG (Estt) informed us that the final cabinet note is with the new Secretary DoT. If required a meeting will be held to apprise the new Secretary DoT of the history of the issue. Once Secretary DoT clears the file, the note will be submitted to Minister of Communications & IT and then to the Cabinet. All the points raised by the various Ministries have been addressed in the cabinet note. He also informed us that the cabinet note also addresses the issue of 'the arrangement' made between DoT and BSNL as required under Sub Rule 22 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972. However, he did not specify the details of the new 'arrangement' proposed.

09.02.2016:

Compassionate Ground appointments:

BSNL has since decided to directly offer compassionate ground appointment as per educational qualification without considering the weightage points.   View letter

09.02.2016:

Furnishing of APAR/ACR of JTO (T) for consideraton for promotion to SDE (T) grade under 67% seniority quota:

BSNL CO has circulated a list of 125 JTOs in respect of whom the APAR/ACR are yet to be received.   View letter

08.02.2016:

CHQ writes to Prime Minister regarding Elusive response by DPE to PMO reference of our letter on Constitution of Third Pay Revision Committee for Executives of Central Public Sector Enterprises:

'We are very much concerned about the reply of the DPE in respect of an issue referred to by PMO, since it is very elusive and does not precisely state when the committee will be constituted although it had said more than a year back that “the process of constituting 3rd Pay Revision Committee has been initiated.”'   Read More

08.02.2016:

CHQ writes to Prime Minister regarding REVISION OF BASIC PENSION WITH FITMENT BENEFIT OF MERGER OF 50% DA EFFECTIVELY AMOUNTING TO 78.2% DA – ABNORMAL DELAY IN SUBMISSION OF CABINET NOTE BY DOT:

'Since then, during the past 15 months, DoT has been dilly dallying with the issue and as a result the final Cabinet Note on the issue is yet to be submitted for the approval of the Union Cabinet. A bulk of BSNL pensioners who retired between 1.1.2007 and 9.6.2013 feel being ditched by the DoT which they had served for so many years.'   Read More

08.02.2016:

Grant of facilities to sports persons:

BSNL CO has issued orders rationalising the pracrice facility allowed to players.   View letter

08.02.2016:

Promotion to DGM (T) grade - requirement of APARs:

BSNL CO has once again requested all Circles to forward the required APARs on or before 10.2.2016.   View letter

08.02.2016:

Inter-circle transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued two orders of inter-circle transfers/cancellation of transfers in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

05.02.2016:

Meeting with Sr.GM (Pers):

GS and OS(N) met Sr.GM (Pers) today. Sr.GM (Pers) informed us that Management has decided to promote 223 AGMs/DEs as DGMs (T). DPC for this promotion was held in the year 2014 itself but due to various court cases promotion orders were not issued. DPC for 480 AGMs/DEs was held in 2014 but now only 223 AGMs/DEs will get the promotion because other officers have retired in the intervening period. Sr.GM (Pers) also informed us that within 15 days another DPC for giving promotion to 480 AGMs/DEs as DGMs (T), will be held.
We also discussed with Sr.GM (Pers) about submission of report by Personnel section in respect of cadre hierarchy since in the last meeting with Director (HR), it was informed by Director(HR) that report submitted by the three member committee will be reviewed by the Sr.GM (Pers) and report will be submitted by 26.01.2016. Sr.GM (Pers) informed us that new proposals have been submitted to Director (HR) pointing out that for implementing cadre hierarchy 13 points related to RR, EPP etc. required to be changed and after getting comments from Director (HR) further action will be taken by the Personnel section. Sr.GM (Pers) further informed us that Personnel section may submit its draft proposal by 23.2.16 and copy of the same will be supplied to the associations for their comments. After that report will be submitted to MC, Board and than DoT for their approval.
We also discussed with Sr.GM (Pers) about non-issue of order for exempting physically handicapped executives from appearing in financial upgradation on-line examination. We recalled the discussion with Director (HR) where Director (HR) had told Sr.GM (Pers) to submit the proposal for exemption from appearing in financial upgradation on-line examination forthose executives who have more than 40% disability. Sr.GM (Pers) assured us that he will discuss with Direcor (HR), BSNL and submit the proposal soon.
we drew the attention of Sr.GM (Pers) to the clarification issued by BW section on a letter issued by Personnel section where it was clarified that executives who are having diploma and 10 years of experience will be held equivalent to having a Degree. BW section of BSNL has issued a letter that clarification issued by Personnel section is limited to giving post based promotion under BSNL MS RR and it is not applicable to ACP promotion. We raised our objection on the letter of BW because clarification on the letter issued by Personnel section should be issued only by Personnel section and that BW section cannot issue any clarification without taking consent of Personnel section. It was agreed that a clarification will be issued by the Personnel section.
Non-issuing of transfer orders for this quarter was also discussed with Sr.GM (Pers), and we were informed by the Sr.GM (Pers) that some circles had raised issue of transfer order in each quarter with the Director (HR) and Director(HR) had directed not to issue transfer orders in this quarter. We drew attention of Sr.GM (Pers) to the request submitted by us wherein executives had completed 2 years in other circles in the first week of October but their requests were not considered then but assurance was given to us that in next quarter their names will definitely be considered. But now again their names are not being considered because BSNL management does not want to issue transfer order in this quarter. On our persuasion Sr. GM (Pers) asked us to submit requests of our members and assured us that such cases be considered.

05.02.2016:

Meeting with GM (Estt) and DGM (Estt):

GS along with OS(N), ACS BSNL CO Circle and CWC Member BSNL CO circle met GM (Estt) today and discussed about superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited employees and payment of arrears on refixation of pay on promotion on the letter recently issued by Establishment section. DGM (Estt) was also present. GM (Estt) informed us that the file related to superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited employees has already been submitted to EF section but EF section is yet to clear the file. As soon as comments from EF is received proposal will be submitted to Remuneration committee for their examination. In respect of payment of arrears she assured us that the proposal given by the association for payment of arrears will be examined.

05.02.2016:

CHQ writes to General Manager (Estt) on Fixation of pay on promotion of BSNL Executives - clarification issued by BSNL:

'We would like to point out that the letter cited above under reference is only clarificatory in nature and clarification cannot have prospective effect.'   Read More

05.02.2016:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade - Cancellations and Retentions:

BSNL CO has issued orders cancelling the tenure transfer orders to some SDEs (T) and retaining a few others temporarily in their present circles.   View orders

04.02.2016:

condolence:

Com.Seshagirirao, veteran TU Leader in the Telecom Sector, has passed away on 1st February 2016 after a brief period of illness. We mourn his death and express our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.

04.02.2016:

CHQ writes to Sr. GM (Peres) on Educational qualification for promotion to the grade of gE {civil/Electrical) - Degree in Engineering and equivalence:

'We therefore request you to kindly advice the BW Section to dispose of the representations requesting second ACP also on the same analogr for promotion to EE grade as per BSNL MS RR 2009 so that the diploma holders with 10 years of experience get their second ACP without any further delay.'   Read More

04.02.2016:

CHQ writes to Director (HR) on EXEMPTION FROM APPEARING IN MANDATORY EXAMINATION ON FINANCIAL UPGRADATION IN RESPECT OF ALL PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED EXECUTVES :

'During our scheduled meeting on 15.12.2015, we had raised the above issue and had requested that orders may be issued empowering the Director (HR) to grant exemption to physically challenged executives from appearing in the mandatory examination. You had observed that exemption may be considered in case of those who are having disability of 4O%o and above and directed Sr. General Manager (Pers) to talk to the Circle Head in respect of a specific case referred to by us for recommending the case for exemption.'   Read More

04.02.2016:

Holding of LICE for promotion to JTO (T) grade:

BSNL CO has circulated the model notification for holding of LICE for promotion to JTO (T) grade.   View letter

04.02.2016:

Transfer and posting in SDE (TF) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders retaining retaining two SDEs (TF) upto 31.3.2017.   View orders

03.02.2016:

Cosolidation of SSAs into Business Areas - transfer liability of SSA cadres:

BSNL CO has clarified that transfer liability of SSA cadre staff will remain within the jurisdiction of unmerged SSA.   View letter

03.02.2016:

Transfers and cancellation of transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued three orders of transfer/cancellation of transfers in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

02.02.2016:

Inviting comments from Circles on Guidelines on Outsourcing of Underground cable Maintenance work:

BSNL CO has proposed guidelines on outsourcing of Underground cable Maintenance work and has called for comments from circles.   View letter

02.02.2016:

Periodic review for ensuring probity and efficay among employees of CPSE - constitution of internal committee:

BSNL CO has constituted internal Review Committees for Corporate office employees and for DGMs and above in all circles.   View letter

02.02.2016:

Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade - retention and modification:

BSNL CO has issued orders retaining/modifying the circle of posting in respect of some DEs/AGMs.   View orders

01.02.2016:

New Secretary DoT takes charge:

JS Deepak today took charge as the Telecom Secretary, following last week's top-level bureaucratic reshuffle. Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said Deepak was his choice for the Telecom Secretary as Garg had sought transfer to other ministry. (ET)

01.02.2016:

The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2O13 - Submission of declaration of assets and liabilities by the public servants for each year:

It is further clarified that filing of these forms/returns in the manner prescribed by the rules under Lokpal Act is a mandatory requirement and they are in addition to and not in supersession of the forms under BSNL CDA Rules on assets and liability.   Read More

01.02.2016:

Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade:

BSNO CO has issued orders of transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

31.01.2016:

Customer Awareness Rally at Trichy, Tamilnadu:

As a part of 'SWAS' programme, Trichy SSA in Tamilnadu took an innovative initiative and organised 'CUSTOMER AWARNESS RALLY' on Thursday the 28th January 2016 at Trichy. PGM Shri V.Raju flagged off the rally in which hundreds of BSNL employees and officers participated. Phamplets about all BSNL products were distributed during the rally. AIBSNLOA played its role effectively in organising the rally and District Secretary Com.S.Kamaraj briefed the reporters from Pudhiathalaimurai and Jaya TV about the purpose of the rally. AGS Com.P.Manoharan and Circle Secretary Com.M.S.Radhakrishnan participated in the mass rally.   View Photos

29.01.2016:

Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade:

BSNO CO has issued two orders of transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

29.01.2016:

Transfer and posting in SDE (T) grade:

BSNO CO has issued two orders of transfer and posting in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

28.01.2016:

Promotion of Govt. Servants exonerated after retirement — Procedure and Guidelines to be followed:

'A retired Government employee who is considered for notional promotion from the date of promotion of his next junior after opening of the sealed cover would also be entitled to fixation of pension on the basis of such notional pay on his notional promotion.'   Read More

28.01.2016:

Incorporation of corrections in Name/DOB/CAT/ST No. in final seniority lists 6 and 7 dated 8.6.2015:

BSNO CO has circulated corrections in Name/DOB/CAT/ST No. in final seniority lists 6 and 7 dated 8.6.2015.   View letter

28.01.2016:

Appointment of JAO on probation under DR quota:

BSNO CO has issued orders appointing 30 JAOs on probation under DR quota.   View orders

28.01.2016:

Holding of LICE for promotion to JTO (T):

BSNO CO has circulated the time schedule for holding of LICE for promotion to JTO (T).   View orders

28.01.2016:

Transfer and posting in SDE (Civil) grade:

BSNO CO has issued orders of transfer and posting in SDE (Electrical) grade.   View orders

27.01.2016:

Transfer and posting in EE (Electrical) grade:

BSNO CO has issued orders of transfer and posting in EE (Civil) grade.   View orders

22.01.2016:

DPE reply with reference to our request to Prime Minister on constitution of Third Pay Revision Committee:

Responding to PMO reference to it on our letter dated 24.11.2015   [View CHQ letter] , DPE has informed us (again) that 'constitution of Third Pay Revision Committee is under consideration.'   View DPE letter

22.01.2016:

Amendments to BSNL transfer policy:

BSNO CO has issued amendments to BSNL transfer policy.   View amendments

21.01.2016:

Convention on 'Service with a smile' by Tamilnadu Forum of BSNL unions and associations

Forum of BSNL unions and associations in Tamilnadu had organised a Convention on 'SWAS' on 19.1.2016 at Puducherry. CGMT Tamilnadu, PGM (F) and other senior officers participated and addressed the huge gathering. Circle Secretaries of constituent unions and associations spoke on the subject. Our Circle Secretary Com.M.S.Radhakrishnan spoke elaborately on the issues. Com.P.Abimanyu, GS-BSNLEU, Com.C.Chandeswar Singh, GS-NFTE, Com.K.Sebastian, GS-SNEA, Com.P.Venugopal, President CHQ-AIBSNLEA and Com.K.Rajasekaran, our CHQ President delivered Special Address.   View Photos

21.01.2016:

Furnishing of current status of left out JTOs w.r.t AIEL circulated on 20.2.2015:

BSNO CO has asked CGMT Maharashtra Circle to furnish the current status of 33 left out JTOs.   View letter

21.01.2016:

Introduction of Promotional offer for Republic Day under prepaid mobile services:

In view of 67th Republic Day, BSNL has introduced extra talk time on Top-up under prepaid mobile services as a promotional offer, as below:- “Rs. 67 talk time extra on Top-up of Rs.670 (i.e., Talk value of Rs. 737 on the top-up of Rs. 670) on the eve of 67th Republic day for a period of 23rd January 2016 to 31st January 2016”   View letter

20.01.2016:

Compliance on Implementation of EPF coverage for pre-induction Training Period of BSNL recruited employees:

'In this regard, it is noticed that despite clear instructions, some circles have not, so far, extended the benefit of the EPF coverage for pre-induction period to all employees recruited by BSNL after 01.10.2000.'   Read More

19.01.2016:

Fixation of pay on promotion - clarification:

As per DPE OM dated 26.11.2008, while fixing pay on promotion for an Executive, One notional increment equal to the increment being drawn by the executive in the pay scale before such promotion is being granted and pay fixed in the promoted pay scale and rounded off to the next multiple of Rs. 10/-. Whereas in respect of non-executives, on promotion, one notional increment equal to 3% of the existing basic pay rounded off to the next multiple of Rs.10 is being granted and pay fixed in the promoted pay scale.  View CHQ letter for details BSNL has now issued orders clarifying that notional increment @ 3% of the existing basic pay be granted for fixation of pay on promotion of the Executives, as in the case of non-executives. However the benefit will be given notionally w.e.f.1.1.2007 and actually from the date of approval by DoT i.e.6.1.2016.   View clarification

19.01.2016:

Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade - cancellation and retention:

BSNL CO has issued orders cancelling the transfer of one executive and retaining another executive for one year.   View orders

19.01.2016:

Various Gazette Notifications issued by EPFO from Time to Time:

"The entire employer and employee contribution shall remain in the Provident Fund and no diversion to EPS shall be made for all new PF members on or after 01.09.2014 having salary more than Rs. 15000/- at the time ofjoining."   Read More

19.01.2016:

Regular promotion to SDE (Civil) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of regular promotion to SDE (Civil) grade.   View orders

19.01.2016:

Regular promotion to CAO grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of regular promotion to CAO grade.   View orders

18.01.2016:

Central Civil Services (Leave Travel concession) Rules, 1988 — Fulfillment of Procedural requirements:

" In addition to the above, it has been decided that whenever a Government servant applies for LTC, he/she may be provided with a copy of the guidelines (enclosed) which needs to be followed while availing LTC."   Read More

18.01.2016:

Grant of second ACP in view of issuance of BSNL CO clarification dated 16.7.2015 on the matter of "Degree in Engineering and its Equivalence in note 2 undere schedule IB of BSNL MSRR 2009:

"The clarification date 16.7.2015 is an action by the Management specific to promotions to the Executive Engineer grade in Civil/Electrical streams and has prospective effect w.r.t. any promotion to be undertaken in future."   Read More

18.01.2016:

Delay in relief of executives-Direct relieving by Corporate Office:

SEA section of BSNL CO has relieved 21 AOs/Sr.AOs directly through ERP.   View orders

18.01.2016:

Periodical review for ensuring probity and efficacy among employees of CPSE - BSNL:

BSNL CO has issued instructions to strictly follow provisions in DPE letter dated 14.12.2015 on the matter.   Read More

18.01.2016:

Transfer and posting in SDE (T) grade - retention:

BSNL CO has issued orders retaining three executives upto 31.12.2016.   View orders

18.01.2016:

BSNL reduces mobile rates by up to 80% for existing customers :

"Earlier, BSNL had reduced call rate by up to 80 per cent for its new prepaid mobile customers only and now the same has been extended for existing BSNL prepaid users also."   Read More

14.01.2016:

Agenda of items to be discussed with Director (HR) in the scheduled meeting for January 2016:

CHQ had submitted the agenda of items to be discussed with Director (HR) in the meeting scheduled for 11.01.2016. But the same day BSNL CO had issued orders suspending scheduled meetings with all unions and associations with immediate effect. The suspension of scheduled meetings is reported to be in view of the impending membership verification election for non-executive unions in April 2016. However, the issues will be discussed with Director (HR) in an informal meeting shortly.   View CHQ letter

14.01.2016:

Regular promotion to DE/AGM grade - Modification:

BSNL CO has issued modification to its order dated 24.9.2015.   View letter

14.01.2016:

Representations for payment of arrears in view of revised pay scales granted to Organized Accounts Cadres for the period 1.1.1996 to 18.2.2003, with reference to Judgement dated 7.7.2014 of Hon'ble Supreme Court of India, in SLP(C) No. 1587-1588/2014 filed by Sudama Singh & Ors:

'On examination of the issue, it has been observed that:- 1. This case was filed by Railway employees. 2. BSNL is not the Party in this case. 3. People who have represented are not the party in the case. 4. Order dated 7.7.2014 of Hon'ble Supreme Court of India is confined to the parties before Tribunal, as well as before High Court.'   Read More

13.01.2016:

Special General Body meeting of AIBSNLOA BSNL Corporate office circle:

A Special General Body meeting of AIBSNLOA BSNL Corporate Office circle was held today.   Visit AIBSNLOA BSNL CO website for details

13.01.2016:

Runnning awareness campaign asking citizens not to use spoofed call services:

BSNL CO has endorsed DoT letter on runnning awareness campaign asking citizens not to use spoofed call services.   View letter

13.01.2016:

Clarification regarding implementation of EPF coverage for pre-induction training period for BSNL recruited employees:

BSNL CO has clarified that the interest portion accrued on the total contribution starting from the month of pre-induction training till the remittance has to be borne by BSNL.   View clarification

13.01.2016:

Regular promotion to DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders promoting five executives to DE/AGM grade on regular basis.   View orders

13.01.2016:

Transfer and postings in AO/Senior AO grade - reallotment, retention and cancellationRepresentations from some DR-DGM who came from other organisations, for fixation of pay equal to pay of juniors - examination of the claim and clarification thereof - corrigendum:

'References to Rule 37 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 in para 5 and sub-para 5(i) of the letter may be read as Rule 37-A of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972.'   View letter

13.01.2016:

Inter-circle transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of modification, retention and cancellation.   View orders

12.01.2016:

Meeting with General Manager (Establishment):

GS met GM (Est) on Friday and requested early implementation of E2 & E3 scales for JTOs & SDEs and equivalent cadres and to finalise superannuation benefits for BSNL recruited employees without further delay. GM (Est) said that the committee's recommendation for implementing only E2 and E3 scales without change in scales of higher grades will not be practicable and will result in more anomalies and hence a fresh look is being made on the issue. As far as the issue of superannuation benefits for BSNL recruited employees, GM (Est) said that the file has been sent to EF Section with calculations based on varied contribution by BSNL. Once the file is cleared by EF section, it will be sent to Director (HR) for further consideration.

12.01.2016:

Instructions regarding time limit for holding examinations / interviews from the date of advertisement for the post under direct recruitment:

DoP&T has requested all Ministries/Departments that while initiating the recruitment process to fill vacant posts(s) by the method of direct recruitment in their Ministries / Departments, it may be ensured that the entire recruitment process including and starting from advertisement, conducting written examination or holding of interview may be completed within six months.   View letter

12.01.2016:

Transfer and postings in AO/Senior AO grade - reallotment, retention and cancellation:

BSNL CO has issued orders of reallotment, retention and cancellation.   View orders

11.01.2016:

Representations from some DR-DGM who came from other organisations, for fixation of pay equal to pay of juniors - examination of the claim and clarification thereof:

BSNL CO has issued clarification rejecting the claims.   View letter

11.01.2016:

Payment of IDA at revised rates w.e.f.1.1.2016:

BSNL CO has endorsed DPE orders revising IDA rates w.e.f. 1.1.2016.   View endorsement

11.01.2016:

Suspension of meeting of unions and associations with Director (HR):

BSNL CO has issued orders suspending the schedule of meeting of unions and associations with Director (HR).   View letter

11.01.2016:

Vigilance status of JTOs of MP circle whose names did not appear in AIEL:

BSNL CO has asked MP Circle to furnish reason for including their name early for inclusion in AIEL.   View letter

11.01.2016:

Transfer and posting in SDE (E) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of Transfer and posting in SDE (E) grade.   View orders

11.01.2016:

LDCE for promotion to SDE (E) grade:

BSNL CO has decided to hold LDCE for promotion to SDE (E) grade on 27.3.2016.   View orders

11.01.2016:

Holding of LICE for promotion to Assistant Manager in BSNL Corporate Office:

BSNL CO has decided to hold LICE for promotion to Assistant Manager in BSNL Corporate Office on 30.3.2016.   View orders

08.01.2016:

Meeting with CMD BSNL:

GS, AGS, OS(N) along with CS , FS and ACS of Corporate office circle met CMD BSNL yesterday and conveyed Best Wishes for the New Year. We congratulated him for his efforts to turn around BSNL which have started giving results. CMD said that it was because of joint effort by all and that for the better future of BSNL everybody should work hard to ensure that BSNL earns maximum revenue and achieves positive growth. Everybody should think about new schemes to increase sale of Landline, Mobile and Broadband services. Along with BSNL management, associations should also organise Sanchar Mela, exhibitions and one to one contact to educate the existing customers about the BSNL services and different tariff plan and also to know problems of customers and their requirement. We assured CMD that AIBSNLOA will make strong move in this direction. On the occasion we also presented BSNL Executive Diary 2016 printed by AIBSNLOA to CMD BSNL. CMD BSNL appreciated the design and quality of the Diary. He also checked the index and the contents of the diary. He congratulated AIBSNLOA for printing such a good quality Diaries which are not only attractive but also have upto date HR and technical information.

08.01.2016:

BSNL Executive Diary- 2016 printed by AIBSNLOA is the best:

Yesterday, AIBSNLOA distributed Executive Diary 2016 printed by it among the officers and staff of BSNL CO. All of them appreciated the cover design and contents of the Diary and said that our Diaries are superior in look and contents to the diaries supplied by BSNL CO to their staff. We are thankful to all of them for their compliments.

08.01.2016:

Meeting with senior officers:

Yesterday we also met GM(Pers) and Jt.GM (Pers) and requested them to take an early decision on the cancellation / retention requests submitted by this association. GM (Pers) assured us that all the cases will be finalized in the coming week. We also met GM(Restg) and enquired about decision taken by the Management on report submitted by the committee on CPSU cadre hierarchy. GM (Restg) told us that the report submitted by the committee had no clarity on some issues and the three staff side members had different views on implementation of CPSU cadre hierarchy in BSNL. Therefore, it has been decided by the BSNL Management that, a fresh proposal on CPSU cadre hierarchy be submitted by Personnel section by 26.1.2016.

07.01.2016:

Procedure for empanelment of retired officers as Inquiry Officers for conducting Departmental Inquiries:

DoPT has issued orders stipulating the procedure for empanelment of retired officers not below the rank of Deputy Secretary in Central Government and equivalent officer in the State Governments/PSUs as Inquiry Officers for conducting Departmental Inquiries.   View orders

07.01.2016:

Transfer and posting in DGM (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders retaining two DGMs (T) in their present circle upto 31.3.2016.   View orders

07.01.2016:

Cancellation of tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders cancelling tenure transfers of two SDEs (T).   View orders

06.01.2016:

Telecom companies threaten to raise tariffs to make up for call drop fine:

'Mobile phone operators have warned that they will be forced to increase voice and data tariffs if they have to compensate their subscribers for call drops, which will significantly add to their costs. They say given the investments that carriers need put in for 3G and 4G, they will not be able to bear the additional costs and will need to pass them on.'   Read More

06.01.2016:

Revision of IDA rate w.e.f. 1.1.2016:

DPE has issued orders revising the IDA from 107.9% to 112.4% w.e.f. 1.1.2016.   View orders

06.01.2016:

Appointment of JAO DR on completion of training:

BSNL CO has issued orders appointing 30 direct recruit JAOs on completion of training.   View letter

06.01.2016:

Furnishing of APAR/VC for promotion of DR DGM (T) to Joint GM (NF) grade:

BSNL CO has requested furnishing of APAR/VC for promotion of DR DGM (T) to Joint GM (NF) grade.   View letter

05.01.2016:

BSNL to set up 40,000 Wi-Fi Hotspots in the country - CMD Anupam Shrivastava:

'"We are at present neither a 4G service provider, nor do we have the relevant spectrum to launch this service. But to deal with this challenge, we are working on a scheme to set up 40,000 Wi-Fi Hotspots in the country, as it (Wi-Fi Hotspot) is faster than 4G services," BSNL CMD Anupam Shrivastava told reporters.'   Read More

05.01.2016:

Posting of Government employees who have differently abled dependents:

'The matter regarding the scope of 'disabled' has been examined in consultation with the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities. Considering the fact that the child suffering from "Thalassemia" and "Haemophilia" requires constant caregiver support and it would be imperative for the Government employees to take care of their child suffering from "Thalassemia" and "Haemophilia" on continuous basis, it has been decided to include "Thalassemia" and "Haemophilia" in the term of 'disabled' defined in Para 3 of the above mentioned OM dated o6.06.2014'   View letter DoP&T OM

05.01.2016:

Furnishing of ACR/APAR/VC for promotion to DE/AGM grade on regular basis:

BSNL CO has circulated four annexures and reminded furnishing of ACR/APAR/VC for promotion to DE/AGM grade on regular basis.   View letter

04.01.2016:

Inordinate delay in settlement of pension cases:

BSNL CO has circulated DoT letter advising to follow DoPT order dated 28.3.88 which states that 'No distinction between permanent and temporary employees in the application of Pension Rules.'   View letter

04.01.2016:

LICE for promotion to JTO (T) grade under 50% quota for vacancies upto 31.3.2016:

BSNL CO proposed to conduct LICE for promotion to JTO (T) grade under 50% quota for vacancies upto 31.3.2016, as per JTO RR 2014.   View letter

04.01.2016:

Transfer and posting in SDE (T) grade - cancellation:

BSNL CO has issued orders cancelling transfer and posting in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

03.01.2016:

CMD’s New Year address:

CMD BSNL addressed the staff of BSNL Corporate Office on 1st January 2016. While wishing all a happy and prosperous New Year, he narrated how BSNL came to the rescue of Chennai people by providing the vital communication when Chennai faced national disaster. BSNL also offered free calls and data for one week. As an indication that people have realised that BSNL alone is reliable, the daily revenue in Chennai has gone up from Rupees Seven Lakhs to Nine Lakhs after the deluge. He appreciated the programme of ‘Service with a Smile’ launched by all the unions and associations under Forum. He said that the Operational Income has been increasing while the operational expenditure has come down. CMD said that all should work hard to sustain this trend so that we get our due pay revision along with other PSUs. He informed the gathering that BSNL has succeeded in the legal battle, resulting in the Income Tax department agreeing to refund Rs.10000 crores to BSNL in the next financial year. CMD believed that a boat can survive even if the sea is stormy but will not survive if the storm is within the boat and requested all to work together forgetting all the differences.

03.01.2016:

Service with a smile (swas) programme:

Forum of BSNL unions and associations has launched a programme of 'Service With A Smile' (SWAS) from 1.1.2016, a 100 days programme.   Read More from Forum Circular

31.12.2015:

Increase in IDA w.e.f. 1.1.2016:

According to calculations based on All India Consumer Price Index for Industrial workers for September 2015 (266), October 2015 (269) and November 2015 (270), IDA is to increase by 4.5% w.e.f. 1.1.2016 from 107.9% to 112.4%.

31.12.2015:

Declaration of results of JTO SRD examination for PWD held on 20.12.2015:

BSNL CO has declared the results of JTO SRD examination for PWD held on 20.12.2015.   View results

31.12.2015:

Declaration of results of JAO SRD examination for PWD held on 20.12.2015:

BSNL CO has declared the results of JAO SRD examination for PWD held on 20.12.2015.   View results

31.12.2015:

Promotion to DE/AGM grade of Telecom Factory stream - modificaton:

BSNL CO has issued orders modifying the unit of posting in respect of one executive.   View orders

31.12.2015:

Cancellation of transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade :

BSNL CO has issued orders cancelling the transfer of two DEs.   View orders

31.12.2015:

Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade - retention :

BSNL CO has issued orders retaining two DEs in the present circles temporarily.   View orders

31.12.2015:

Cancellation of transfer and posting in SDE (T) grade :

BSNL CO has issued orders cancelling the transfer of two SDEs (T).   View orders

30.12.2015:

Calling for option for posting in the grades of CE/SE/EE/SDE in different zones :

BSNL CO has called for options from willing executives for posting in the grades of CE/SE/EE/SDE in different zones.   View letter

30.12.2015:

Transfer and posting in the SDE grade of Telecom Factory stream:

BSNL CO has issued two orders of Transfer and posting in the SDE grade of Telecom Factory stream.   View orders

29.12.2015:

Regular promotion to DE/AGM grade of Telecom Factory stream:

BSNL CO has issued orders of Regular promotion to DE/AGM grade of Telecom Factory stream.   View orders

29.12.2015:

Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade of Telecom Factory stream:

BSNL CO has issued orders of Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade of Telecom Factory stream.   View orders

28.12.2015:

Execution of orders regarding transfer and postings of executives/officers issued by BSNL Corporate Office:

'Cases pending for more than three months will be automatically relieved by Corporate Office. No contrary orders may be issued by Circles subsequently in r/o such executives.'   View orders

28.12.2015:

Requirement of APAR/shown certificate and VC of DR-DGM (T) for considering them for promotion to Jt. GM(NF):

BSNL CO has circulated the names of DR DGMs in respect of whom APAR or VC have not been received.   View letter

28.12.2015:

Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued two separate orders of transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

23.12.2015:

Promotional Scheme to offer 10% discount on ‘Speed Restoration add-on Plans ’ on the Occasion of Christmas, New Year and Republic day in all the Circles:

BSNL has launched a promotional scheme to offer 10% discount on the Speed restoration add-on plan charges during upcoming festive season ( Christmas, New Year and Republic day) in all the circles for a period from 25.12.2015 to 31-01-2016”.   View orders

23.12.2015:

Inordinate delay in relieving of Accounts officers/Sr. Accounts Officers under transfer to other Circles/Units – Relieving of such officers from BSNL CO itself :

SEA section has circulated the list of 95 AOs/Sr.AOs who will be directly relieved from Corporate Office in case the circles do not release them by 30.12.2015.   View list

23.12.2015:

Inordinate delay in relieving of executives/officers under transfer to other Circles/Units – Relieving of such officers from BSNL CO itself :

SEA section has circulated the list of 2 DGMs and 8 CAOs who will be directly relieved from Corporate Office in case the circles do not release them by 30.12.2015.   View lists

23.12.2015:

Delay in relieving the executives/ officers under transfer to other circles/ units in BSNL - Direct relieving by Corporate Office:

BSNL CO has relieved 160 SDEs on transfer and 64 SDEs on own cost transfer, directly from Corporate Office through ERP.   View letter

23.12.2015:

Transfer and posting in EE (Civil) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and posting in EE (Civil) grade.   View orders

23.12.2015:

Transfer and posting, cancellation of transfer in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued three separate orders of transfer and posting, cancellation of transfer in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

22.12.2015:

Pledge to be taken by all BSNL employees on 30th December 2015:

"To cement our commitment towards customer satisfaction, I propose on 30th December 2015, all BSNL employees take a pledge in his or her office first thing in the morning at 1000 Hrs. and stick to this pledge for next 100 days and then beyond."   View CMD's letter

22.12.2015:

Fixation of pay of officiating JTO under FR 22 1(a)(i) and reversion before sending them to Phase I training:

BSNL CO has circulated the method of Fixation of pay of officiating JTOs under FR 22 1(a)(i) and reversion before sending them to Phase I training.   View letter

22.12.2015:

Reconciliation of inter-se seniority of some SDEs(T)belonging to ST category promoted to the grade against VY 2001-02 vis-a-vis their gradation details:

On the basis of the information received from Circle offices concerned, AIEL dated 13th November, 2001 and minutes of DPC, the relative seniority of ST Officers in seniority list 7 has been re-arranged by BSNL CO against eligible vacancy year.   View letter

22.12.2015:

Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade - cancellation and retention orders:

BSNL CO has issued two orders cancelling the transfer or retaining the Executives in the present circles.   View orders

21.12.2015:

BSNL cuts mobile call rates by up to 80% for new customers:

'"BSNL has revamped its infrastructure now. We have decided to cut mobile call rates by up to 80 percent for new customer so that they get experience of our revamped services," BSNL Chairman and Managing Director Anupam Shrivastava told PTI.'   Read More

21.12.2015:

The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act 2013 - Submission of declaration of assets and liabilities by the public servants - compliance of timeline :

'As per DoPT OM No. 407/12/2014-AVD-IV(B) dated 11-10-2015 the last date for filing of revised returns for the year 2014 (as on 01.08.2014) and the returns for the year 2015 (as on 31.03.2015) has now been further extended to 15th April, 2016.The time line in this regard as stated above is to be strictly followed by CPSEs in terms of DoPT guidelines.'   Read More

18.12.2015:

Appointment of JAO DR on completion of training:

BSNL CO has issued orders appointing 29 direct recruit JAOs on completion of training.   View letter

18.12.2015:

DPC under seniority quota- Furnishing current status of left out JTO w.r.t AIEL circulated on 20.2.2O15:

BSNL CO has asked CGMs of NE-I, NETF and Punjab circles to furnish current VC status of the left out JTOs.   View letter

17.12.2015:

Christmas and New Year Festive Promotional offer of Extra Talk Time on Top-up under prepaid mobile services:

BSNL CO has issued orders offering extra talk time on Top-up under prepaid mobile services as a promotional offer for Christmas and New year.   View orders

17.12.2015:

Regular promotion in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of regular promotion in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

17.12.2015:

Transfer orders in DE/AGM grade - Retention and cancellation:

BSNL CO has issued orders cancelling the transfer/retaining in the present circles, in DE/AAGM grade.   View orders

16.12.2015:

Chennai floods: Users ask telecom companies to compensate, apologise for stalled services :

' An online petition on website change.org has urged telecom services providers such as Bharti Airtel, Aircel, Reliance Communications and Vodafone to compensate subscribers for failing to provide services when most needed - during the recent unprecedented rains which flooded the metropolis and brought life to a standstill.'   Read More

16.12.2015:

Tenure transfer in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued tenure transfer orders in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

16.12.2015:

Transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

15.12.2015:

SCHEDULED MEETING WITH DIRECTOR (HR):

GS, Com.S.P.Jain, OS (North) and Com.B.B.Sharma, Circle Secretary, BSNL CO attended the scheduled meeting for AIBSNLOA with Director (HR) yesterday. Sr. General Manager (Pers), General Manager (Estt), General Managerr (Restg), General Manager (SR) and Jt.General Manager (SR) were present. Status of the issues discussed in the previous meeting was taken up first.

1. REMOVAL OF DISCREPANCIES IN MANAGEMENT TRAINEE RECRUITMENT RULES, 2013:

We expressed our concern that inspite of repeated assurances by Sr. GM (Pers) that clarifications on issues raised by us would be issued soon, nothing has happened. Sr.GM (Pers) informed us that recruitment of Management Trainees has already been postponed for six months, that the entire MT RR is being reviewed based on the issues raised by us and that the MT recruitment will be further postponed.

2. PROMOTION TO SDE, DE AND DGM GRADES IN TELECOM WING AND AO & CAO GRADES IN FINANCE WING:

We expressed concern that all the related court cases are prolonging, leaving the executives in frustration and hundreds of executives retiring every month without getting their due promotion. We were informed that Addl.Solicitor General has been consulted and affidavits in related cases have been filed as per his advice. Corporate office is now directly overseeing handling of cases by circles in various courts. Efforts are being taken to bring all the cases in various CATs to Principal CAT New Delhi. Director (HR) hoped that because of these actions, all the court cases will come to end in the near future. In respect of promotion to DGM (T) grade, we were informed that a decision can be taken only after Supreme Court gives its ruling in the 147 case which will be next heard on 16th February 2016.

3. REMOVAL OF DISCRIMINATION IN GRANT OF JAG SELECTION GRADE SCALE TO ABSORBED GROUP ‘B’ EXECUTIVES TO ENSURE JUSTICE----REGARDING BLATANT VIOLATION OF INSTRUCTIONS OF DOT LETTER DATED 26.08.2008 AND DPE OM DATED 24.12.2012 BY OPERATING IDA SCALE OF RS.17500-400-22300 W.E.F. 01.10.2000 IN PLACE OF RS. 18500-23900:

We were informed that there has been a confusion as to whether the Personnel section or the Establishment section has to process the matter. We were assured that the matter will be sorted out at the earliest and our request for removal of discrimination will be processed.
Then the fresh items were taken for discussion:

1. REVISED EPP/BSNL HR PLAN/CPSU CADRE HIERARCHY:

We explained that Our association has been all along demanding time bound functional promotions upto the level of SG JAG, as was assured at the time of absorption. BSNL Executive Promotion Policy 2007 did not fulfill this assurance and gave only time bound financial upgradation. We pointed out that Hon’ble Principal CAT in OA 1086/2010 on 2.11.2010 observed that, “on a prudent reading and applying the principle of literal and harmonious construction, would indicate that the time bound scales in IDA were made available to the applicants, which, now being reflected as per the impugned order dated 18.1.2007, has not conferred upon the status of the promotional post and are only an eyewash for BSNL employees and are not amounting to promotions. In a promotion, as per the legal methodology, which is a fundamental right of consideration, it is not only the higher pay scale but also assumption of higher post, which are part and parcel of the process of promotion. It would not be a promotion when a person remains in the same post and is only given the scale of the promotion post” and had directed BSNL to reconsider the entire issue and then decide the promotional avenues. After nearly five years after the judgment, BSNL mooted a change in its policy on 14.3.2014, proposing to replace the present time bound financial upgradation and post-based functional promotions with "promotion of Executives to positions in the next higher grade on the basis of merit, efficiency, number of years of service in a grade and suitability for higher posts." But, the draft policy proposed minimum eligibility period of 5 years for promotion to the next grade, implying it will not be time bound. Delinking the availability of posts from promotion and some relaxation in attendant conditions would have made the proposal agreeable and practicable. Later, on 24.12.2014, the Restructuring Cell of BSNL circulated a draft HR Plan for BSNL, based on the recommendations of the Deloitte Consultant and after consultations with the Heads of the Circles. We had submitted our disapproval of the plan in detail vide our letter dated 21.1.2015. Now a committee constituted for the purpose is said to have arrived at certain recommendations. We emphasized our oft-stated position that time bound functional promotions upto SG JAG level, as assured at the time of absorption, alone will offer a solution to the issue. We were informed that the recommendations of the committee may not be accepted in full and that the work of preparing board memo is in progress.

2. EARLY FINALISATION OF SUPERANNUATION BENEFITS TO BSNL RECRUITED EMPLOYEES:

We pointed out that DPE has on 21st May 2014 reiterated that, “The condition of 30% superannuation benefits as prescribed in DPE O.Ms dated 26.11.2008 and 02.04.2009 and as amended from time to time, are to be followed strictly.” We were informed that several calculations on different percentage of contribution by BSNL were worked out and submitted for consideration by Remuneration Committee. Since now, a new Director has taken charge of Remuneration Committee, submission has been again made to him. We requested that the new Director may be apprised of the situation that even after 15 years of formation of BSNL, BSNL has failed to implement a Pension scheme for the BSNL recruited employees and requested to give his views at the earliest.

3. ABOLITION OF DIRECT RECRUITMENT TO DGM GRADE:

We requested that the DGM RR be scrapped and the vacancies be filled through promotion from STS grade. We pointed out to our earlier letters on the subject and the rationale behind our request. Sr.GM (Pers) informed us that our views have been taken into account and it has been decided to do away with direct recruitment to DGM grade. In response to our another query he said that LICE for promotion to DGM grade will also be not held. He agreed that henceforth DGM vacancies should be filled only from eligible executives in STS grade.

4. EXEMPTION FROM APPEARING IN MANDATORY EXAMINATION ON FINANCIAL UPGRADATION IN RESPECT OF ALL PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED EXECUTIVES:

We explained that according to BSNL letter No.400-175/2007-Pers.I (Pt I) dated 2nd August 2010, exemption on acute medical grounds can be considered by the Director (HR) in exceptional cases. Such cases will be submitted to the Dirctor (HR) through the cadre controlling authority in BSNL Corporate Office with necessary recommendation of the CGM concerned and the comments of the IFA. The recommendation from the CGM is understandable, since Director (HR) will not have knowledge of the medical condition of the executives in the Circles. But physically challenged executives, including those visually challenged have already been examined by the competent medical authorities and certified to be physically challenged. In those cases, the certificate should suffice and no recommendation from the CGM should be necessary. We therefore requested that orders may be issued empowering the Director (HR) to grant exemption to physically challenged executives from appearing in the mandatory examination, based on the Certificate issued by the competent medical authority and without the need for recommendation from the CGM concerned, since the CGMs become subjective while recommending a case. We brought to the notice of the Director (HR) that the Heads of some circles refuse to recommend the requests of physically challenged executives. Director (HR) asked Sr.GM (Pers) to talk to the concerned circle Heads and to sort out the issue. She suggested that letter can be written to those CGMs if required. Meanwhile our request for granting exemption to physically challenged executives from appearing in mandatory examination on financial upgradation will be duly considered for issue of necessary instructions.

14.12.2015:

BSNL may maintain and operate MTNL's network:

'"We have received a proposal from MTNL CMD to operate and maintain their network. It will be done on a revenue sharing basis and a decision in this regard can be taken in 2-3 months," BSNL CMD Anupam Shrivastava told PTI.'   Read More

11.12.2015:

Tenure transfer in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued tenure transfer orders in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

11.12.2015:

Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade   View orders

10.12.2015:

Recommendations of National Commission for Backward Classes:

NCBC in its report dated 26.10.2015 has stated that the children of MPs should fall under creamy layer and MLAs and MLCs should not be brought under the creamy layer and the Rule of Exclusion should not be made applicable to them. National Commission for Backward Classes in its report dated 26.10.2015 has stated in the proposed schedule category-I, the following in this regard under the heading “Who will fall in the creamy layer”:- “Persons holding constitutional posts/positions and of like nature including Ministers of Central/States, sitting MPs, etc fall in the creamy Layer.” This information was given by the Minister of State, Social Justice & Empowerment, Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha here today. (PIB)

10.12.2015:

Requirement of APAR of all working AGM/DE on regular basis for considering them for promotion to DGM (T) as per their eligibility:

BSNL CO has called for APAR of all working AGM/DE on regular basis for considering them for promotion to DGM (T) as per their eligibility.   View letter

10.12.2015:

Appointment of JAO DR on completion of training:

BSNL CO has issued orders appointing 30 direct recruit JAOs on completion of training.   View letter

10.12.2015:

DPC under seniority quota- Furnishing current status of left out JTO w.r.t AIEL circulated on 20.2.2O15:

BSNL CO has asked CGMs of NE-I, NETF and Punjab circles to furnish current VC status of the left out JTOs.   View letter

10.12.2015:

Skill Enhancement Training to BSNL employees through Telecom Sector Skill Council :

'It may be appreciated that the Deloitte committee in its report under capacity building has recommended that BSNL shall re-invent the Technical and Behavioural Competency framework, keeping in mind the new skill requirement. BSNL management has identified the following cadres for the skill enhancement training under this Government of India scheme.'   Read More

09.12.2015:

Issues Regarding Transfers to Tenure Stations and Non-territorial Circles - Certain changes for facilitating better management of Soft Tenure Areas:

'Two specific problems emanating from inequitable situations have been noted viz. effect on tenure break(in case of soft tenure) & counting of Circle tenure w.r.t. Non Territorial Circles and the city based Circles.'   Read More

08.12.2015:

Holding of Special Recruitment Drive - appointment of examination observers:

BSNL CO has issued instructions enlisting the duties/scope of work of Examination Observers.   View instructions

07.12.2015:

Private telcos not improving services, stern steps on calldrop - Government :

'Private telecom companies are increasing their customers but not improving services which are "very bad", government said in Rajya Sabha today and while asserting that it will take "stern" steps to address the menace of mobile call dropping.'   Read More

07.12.2015:

Implementation of e-service book in all Ministries/Departments:

DoPT has instructed all Ministries/Departments to switch to electronic format for maintenance of Service Book.   View letter

06.12.2015:

BSNL stands tall among all the telecom service providers:

Unprecedented torrential rains triggered massive flooding of Chennai city last week submerging most of the areas in the city, leaving lakhs of people stranded without power, food or water and hundreds dead. The Chennai airport was closed; trains from the Egmore and Central stations were cancelled. National Disaster Response Force had to be pressed into service to rescue stranded people. There was large scale communication failure with flood engulfing BTSs and exchanges. But BSNL stood tall providing the much needed communication to people direly in need of it. Anyone with a BSNL mobile connection was seen as godsend with neighbours queuing up to talk to their near and dear. Even the affected MSC and Broadband network of BSNL were restored within 2 days, due to the dedicated and exemplary work of BSNL officers and employees of Chennai Telephone District. BSNL alone came to the rescue of the customers by announcing free calls and data usage for one week. BSNL has once again proved that it alone connects India even at times of such natural calamities. BSNL ZINDABAD!

04.12.2015:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued tenure transfer orders in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

04.12.2015:

Transfer and posting/cancellation of transfer in SE (E) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and posting in SE (E) grade.   View orders

04.12.2015:

Postponement of SRD of Management Trainees from PWD:

BSNL CO has postponed the examination to be held on 6th December to 13th December in view of floods in Chennai.   View letter

03.12.2015:

Corrected copy of post based roster in SDE (E) grade for 2014-15:

BSNL CO has uploaded corrected copy of post based roster in SDE (E) grade for 2014-15.   View rosters

03.12.2015:

Regular promotion to DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of regular promotion to DE/AGM grade.   View orders

03.12.2015:

Relieving of executives/officers under transfer to other circles and units in BSNL- Direct relieving by Corporate Office:

BSNL CO has issued orders relieving such officers directly from BSNL CO through ERP.   View orders

02.12.2015:

Review of engagement of Apprentices in BSNL- Constitution of Committee thereof :

BSNL proposes to induct apprentice trainees under the MSDE scheme with minimum qualification of 10+2, ITI, diploma holders in the designated/identified trades. It is requested to choose 7 or 8 relevant trades where skill development training can be imparted in your SSA/unit and also their services duly utilized by BSNL.   Read More

02.12.2015:

Post based roster in SDE (E) grade:

As per the directions of NCSC BSNL CO has uploaded the post based roster in SDE (E) grade.   View rosters

02.12.2015:

Transfer and posting/cancellation of transfer in AO grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and posting and cancellation of transfer in AO grade.   View orders

02.12.2015:

Transfer and Posting in the grade of STS (CAO) of Telecom Finance :

BSNL CO has issued orders of Transfer and Posting in the grade of STS (CAO) of Telecom Finance.   View orders

02.12.2015:

Free calls, SMS and Data for Chennai BSNL customers:

In order to extend a helping hand to people stranded in Chennai due to unforeseen floods, BSNL has provided free calls, SMSs and data to Chennai TD BSNL customers for one week from 3.12.2015.   View orders

01.12.2015:

CHQ writes to Prime Minister of India requesting Constitution of Third Pay Revision Committee for Executives of Central Public Sector Enterprises:

'PMO had responded (to our letter) by sending an I.D.Note on 14.10.2014 to the Department of Public Enterprises. Referring to our letter to Prime Minister, the DPE in its communication W-09/0007/2014 DPE dated 5.12.2014, had informed us that the process of appointing 3rd Pay Revision Committee had commenced. But nearly after a year, constitution of the committee is yet to take place. Meanwhile the VII CPC has also submitted its report well before the date of implementation recommended by it – 1.1.2016.'   Read More

01.12.2015:

Gas worth upwards of Rs 11,000 crore explored by RIL from ONGC's side of KG field - Report :

'US-based consultant D&M has submitted its final report on the gas dispute between ONGC and Reliance Industries, establishing that natural gas worth over Rs 11,000 crore has migrated from idling KG fields of the state-owned firm to the adjoining KG-D6 block. ONGC had in 2013 claimed that RIL had deliberately drilled wells close to the common boundary of the blocks and that some gas it pumped out was from its adjoining block.'   Read More

01.12.2015:

Transfer and posting/cancellation of transfer in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and posting and cancellation of transfer in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

30.11.2015:

Declaration of holiday on 2nd and 4th saturdays - BSNL CO denies issuing any letter:

BSNL CO has denied issuing the letter circulated in social media (Whatsapp) declaring holiday on second and fourth saturdays and proposes action against the miscreants.   View letter

30.11.2015:

DPC under seniority quota - furnishing current status of the left out JTOs w.r.f. to AIEL circulated on 20.2.2015:

BSNL CO has circulated the names of 85 JTOs in respect of whom fresh vigilance status is yet to be received.   View letter

30.11.2015:

Regular promotion to DE/AGM grade - foregoing of promotion:

BSNL CO has issued orders cancelling the regular promotion to DE/AGM grade in respect of four executives who have declined to accept the promotion.   View orders

29.11.2015:

SECOND WEST BENGAL STATE CONFERENCE:

The Second State Conference of West Bengal was held at Kolkata on 26th and 27th November 2015 under the Presidentship of Com.Sudip De Chaudhury. The conference commenced with Com.R.R.Balasubramanian, Patron, Advisory Body, hoisting AIBSNLOA flag, while thunderous slogans "AIBSNLOA ZINDABAD" rent the air. Zonal Secretaries' reports, discussion on Circle Secretary's report and Organisational review witnessed participation of the delegates with vigour and enthusiasm, the deliberations mostly being around revival of BSNL and strengthening AIBSNLOA. Com.Sapan Bhattacharjee, CHQ Finance Secretary felicitated the Conference. GS Com.Rakesh Sethi delivered special address in the delegates session explaining the status of various issues affecting BSNL executives. Members from the nook and corner of West Bengal participated in the Open Session on 27th November 2015 and the hall was virtually overflowing. Com.A.K.Pal, the Guiding Light of AIBSNLOA West Bengal welcomed the gathering. Com.Sudip De Chaudhury delivered the Presidential address. Com.Sukumar Ghosh, Circle Secretary, in his keynote address, elaborated in detail the successful activities of AIBSNLOA West Bengal in arresting leakage of revenue and saving BSNL crores of rupees. He explained how the association succeeded in creating compulsion to vacate decade long rental accommodation while sufficient space was available in department owned buildings. Com.Chitra Basu, CS, NFTE, Com.Biswanath Dutt, GS TEU BSNL, Com.Atanu Mondal, OS East CHQ and Com.R.R.Balasubramanian spoke on the factors behind BSNL's present financial condition and the joint efforts to be made by all unions and associations to defeat the Government's move to weaken BSNL. Shri A.Kundu, PGM CTD and Com.Rakesh Sethi, GS delivered Special address. GS emphatically focussed the need for BSNL to remain in the race, since otherwise we may go back to the era when the private operators fleeced the customers with very high call charges, charging even for incoming calls. He said DoT had failed to keep its commitments made in the Memoranda of Understanding with BSNL every year. He hoped that through our sustained efforts, we can ensure revival of BSNL in the near future. Com.Saumya Basak, Asst.State Secretary delivered Vote of Thanks. Later in the delegates session which continued, the existing body was dissolved. Com.Sanjoy Dhar acted as Election Officer and conducted the election of office bearers. Com.Sukumar Ghosh, Com.Saumya Basak and Com.Goutham Majumdar have been unanimously elected as President, Secretary and Finance Secretary respectively. CHQ congratulates the new office bearers, appreciates the active members who had worked night and day for the success of the conference and wishes all the Best to the entire membership of West Bengal.   View list of office bearers

29.11.2015:

Integration of HR issues:

BSNL CO has issued instructions that files related to promotion, HR policies, deputation, recruitment and deployment initiated from all Cadre Controlling Wings in BSNL i.e. BW,SEA, Elec & Arch. in respect of Executive cadre, are to be routed through Pers. section of BSNL corporate oflice.   View instructions

29.11.2015:

Date of joining in respect of AGM/DE(T) on Adhoc and Regular basis :

BSNL CO has again asked Circles/Units to furnish the date ofjoining of executives who were promoted to AGM/DE(T) on adhoc & regular basis.   View letter

29.11.2015:

Appointment of JAO DR on completion of training:

BSNL CO has issued orders appointing 33 direct recruit JAOs on completion of training.   View orders

23.11.2015:

Promotion of Govt. Servants exonerated after retirement - Procedure and Guidelines to be followed :

DoPT has circulated draft instructions on the procedure and guidelines to be followed on "Promotion of Govt. Servants exonerated after retirement ".   View letter

23.11.2015:

Posting of Government employees who have differently abled dependents :

DoPT has circulated a draft OM proposing to exempt a Government employee, who is also a care giver of "Thalassemia" and "Haemophilia" child, from the routine exercise of transfer/rotational transfer subject to the administrative constraints.   View letter

23.11.2015:

Proposed guidelines on issue of domicile/caste certificates to SC/ ST school students :

DoPT has circulated draft guidelines to be issued to State Governments/ Union Territories for institutionalization of the process of issue of domicile/caste certificates to SC/ ST school students while they are in Class VIII.   View letter

22.11.2015:

CHQ writes to CMD requesting cancellation of notification for Special Recruitment Drive of Management Trainees (Telecom Operations/TelecomFinance) from Persons With Disability from external candidates:

'Thus it may be seen that since there is no backlog reserved MT vacancy for Persons with Disability, there is no ground to resort to Special Recruitment Drive for filling up stated backlog vacancies reserved for PWD.'   Read More

20.11.2015:

Highlights of VII CPC report:

PIB has circulated the highlights of the recommendations of VII Central Pay Commission.   View Highlights

20.11.2015:

Relieving for Phase-I training of screening test qualified JTO - clarification:

BSNL CO has clarified that all the screening test qualified TTAs who are officiating as JTO be relieved for Phase I training directly without reverting them to TTA.   View orders

20.11.2015:

Inordinate delay in relieving officers under transfer to other circles/units:

BSNL CO has circulated a list of executives who have not yet been relieved and has directed the circles/units to relieve them by 30.11.2015.   View orders

20.11.2015:

Incorporation of corrections in Name/DoB/RY in final seniority lists 6 & 7 dated 8.6.2015:

BSNL CO has issued orders incorporating corrections in Name/DoB/RY in final seniority lists 6 & 7 dated 8.6.2015.   View orders

20.11.2015:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

20.11.2015:

Inter-circle transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of inter-circle transfers/retention in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

19.11.2015:

Meeting with Sr.General Manager (Pers):

GS along with AGS (HQ) and OS (North) met Sr. GM (pers) on Tuesday and discussed the following:

1. Issue of clarifications we had sought for in MT RR:

Sr. GM (Pers) said that the clarifications sought for will be issued soon.

2. Cancellation of Notification for Special Recruitment Drive of recruitment of MT from Persons with Disabilities:

Pointing out to DoPT rulings as detailed in our letter, we requested cancellation of the notification. Sr. GM (Pers) said that the notification was done as per the direction of Supreme Court. We argued that Supreme court direction is only in respect of backlog vacancies and no such vacancies exist in respect of MT. Sr. GM (Pers) said that this point will be considered.

3. Reduction in stay period for Udhampur and Rajouri SSAs in J&K circle:

Sr. GM (Pers) said that the issue is being processed and orders will be issued in due course.

4. Exemption of Persons with Disabilities from appearing in mandatory examination:

We argued that the earlier letter from Director (HR) stipulating recommendations of the Circle Heads should be suitably modified in respect of PWD. We also contended that the examination itself was unnecessary in respect of time found financial upgradation since in this case there is no change in status, designation and powers. Sr. GM (Pers) agreed with us but said that this will require amendment to BSNL EPP for which approval from the Board will be required. However, he assured to further examine this issue.

5. Merger of ITPC and ERP units:

We contended that the letter issued by the Head of ITPC unit is without jurisdiction, since the Establishment and Pers-I and Pers-II cells have to take a decision on this issue. We further requested that those who are presently working in ERP and willing to go back to their parent circles should be given an option to do so. Sr. GM (Pers) has agreed to examine the issue.

6. Promotion to DGM (T):

Sr. GM (Pers) said that promotion orders will be issued before month end and promotion to DE grade will be taken up afterwards.

7.Transfer/retention requests in SDE/DE grades:

We have requested Sr. GM (Pers) to ensure issue of orders early and our request has been accepted by Sr. GM (Pers).

8.Promotion to SDE (T) under 67% quota:

Sr. GM (Pers) said that there has been no improvement in this matter and assured that he will do all that is possible to get an early decision from the court.

19.11.2015:

VII CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION SUBMITS ITS REPORT:

The VII Central Pay Commission has submitted its report to the Government today. The recommendations of the CPC in respect of pay and allowances of Government Servants do not have any direct impact on CPSE employees. Recommendations in respect of Executives of CPSEs will be made by the Pay Revision Committee which is yet to be constituted by the Government. But as BSNL absorbed employees draw pension under Government Rules recommendations by the CPC for amending CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 will be applicable to us also. On a fast reading of the report, the CPC has recommended status quo on most pension related issues, except in respect of minimum pension, ceiling on gratuity and pension revision. The CPC has recommneded raising gratuity ceiling from 10 lakhs to 20 lakhs and for revising the ceiling by 25% whenever the DA crosses 50%. It has recommended raising minimum pension to Rs.9000. In respect of pension revision for those who retired before 1.1.2016 (expected date of implementation of the recommendations) two formulae have been recommended leaving the option to choose any of the formulae to the retired employee.   View full report

18.11.2015:

Incorporation of corrections in Name/DoB/RY in final seniority lists 6 & 7 dated 8.6.2015:

BSNL CO has issued orders incorporating corrections in Name/DoB/RY in final seniority lists 6 & 7 dated 8.6.2015.   View orders

18.11.2015:

Promotion to SDE (T) grade under 67% quota - non-receipt of ACR/APAR:

BSNL CO has circulated a list of 186 JTOs in respect of whom the ACR/APAR are yet to be received.   View letter

18.11.2015:

Promotion to DGM (F) on adhoc basis:

BSNL CO has issued orders of promotion and postings to DGM (F) grade on adhoc basis.   View orders

17.11.2015:

Transfer and Posting in the grade of SDE (T):

BSNL CO has issued orders of inter-circle transfers in SDE (T) grade   View orders

17.11.2015:

Tenure transfer in the grade of SDE (T) - cancellation:

BSNL CO has issued orders cancelling tenure transfer and posting in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

16.11.2015:

Winding up of Board for Reconstruction of Public Sector Enterprises (BRPSE):

'In accordance with the decision of the Government, the BRPSE set up in DPE vide Resolution dated 6.12.204 and its amendments issued from time to time were wound up vide notification No.16(25)/2004-Fin. Dated 9th November, 2015.'   Read More

16.11.2015:

Transfer and Posting in the grade of SDE (T) - cancellation:

BSNL CO has issued orders cancelling transfer and posting in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

16.11.2015:

Transfer and Posting in the grade of DE/AGM - Modification:

BSNL CO has issued orders modifying transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

12.11.2015:

Transfer and Posting in the grade of Chief Accounts Officer:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and posting in CAO grade.   View orders

12.11.2015:

Meeting with DGM (Pers):

GS met DGM (Pers) on 10.11.2015 and discussed about delay in issue of promotion orders to DGM (T) grade. DGM (Pers) informed us that orders of promotion to DGM (T) grade will be issued by the end of this month. Thereafter promotion from SDE to DE will be taken up. He also conveyed that still a large number of VCs/APARs have not been received.

10.11.2015:

Meeting with Sr. General Manager (Pers):

GS along with CHQ FS Com.Sapan Battacharya met Sr.GM (Pers) today and discussed the following:

1. Consideration of transfer requests and retention requests:

Sr. GM (Pers) said that a set of transfer orders has been issued in DE/AGM grade. As the number of transfer requests is very huge, orders have been issued for those who have completed two years as on 30.9.2015. The remaining will be considered later. We have requested that orders may be issued in the remaining cases also at the earliest. Sr. GM (Pers) has agreed to consider the pending retention requests next week.

2. Exemption for Physically Handicapped executives from mandatory examination:

We requested that all PH executives may be granted exemption without insisting for recommendation from the Circle Heads, since their physical disability has already been certified by competent medical authorities. Sr. GM (Pers) said that he was aware of the difficulties faced by PH executives and asked DGM (Pers) to put up the case to him for a decision.

10.11.2015:

Meeting with Sr. General Manager (FP):

GS and CHQ FS met Sr. GM (FP) yesterday and requested early consideration of retention requests in AO and CAO grades. We also requested that those who have completed tenure may be released without waiting for reliever to join. Sr. GM (FP) said retention requests will be considered in due course. He assured that action will be taken to relieve those who have completed their tenure in time.

10.11.2015:

Transfer and Posting in the grade of Accounts Officer / Senior Accounts Officer:

BSNL CO has issued a corrigendum to its earlier instructions that “Further, the circles are advised to relieve the executive/s working in hard/ soft tenure stations only on completion of his/her prescribed Hard/ soft tenure stay period

including excess leave period.

  View letter

10.11.2015:

Transfer and posting in DGM (F) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and postings in DGM (F) grade.   View orders

10.11.2015:

Promotion and posting to the grade of DGM (F):

BSNL CO has issued promotion and posting order to DGM (F) grade in respect of one executive.   View orders

10.11.2015:

Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade - retention:

BSNL CO has issued orders retaining one executive on transfer upto 31.10.2016.   View orders

09.11.2015:

Recovery of excess pay in respect of PA/PS as per clarification dated 18.8.2015.:

BSNL CO has issued instructions for keeping the recovery in abeyance until further orders.   View letter

09.11.2015:

Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade - retention/cancellation/modification:

BSNL CO has issued orders cancelling, modifying transfer orders in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

06.11.2015:

Unauthorised audio/video recording of official meetings:

BSNL CO has issued instructions warning action against unauthorised audio/video recording of official meetings.   View letter

06.11.2015:

Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade.   View orders

06.11.2015:

Tenure transfer in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued tenure transfer orders in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

06.11.2015:

Inter-circle transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued inter-circle transfer orders in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

06.11.2015:

a Transfer and posting in DE/AGM grade - cancellation thereof:

ag BSNL CO has issued orders cancelling the transfer in respect of DEs/AGMs.   View orders

06.11.2015:

Incorporation of corrections of Name/DOB/RY in Tentative seniority Lists I to XVII of SDEs(T):

BSNL CO has circulated a list containing corrections in Name/DOB/RY in the tentative senioritylists 1 to 17 of SDEs (T).   View letter

05.11.2015:

TDSAT sets aside CAF fine on RCom, asks DoT to examine form:

'"Further, in case the service provider does not submit the CAF without any good reason, the authorities should not close the case by simply imposing penalty for the non-submitted CAF. The service provider should be compelled to produce CAF or give reason for nonproduction," the order made it clear.'   Read More

05.11.2015:

Requirement of APARs of all working AGM/DE(T)s on Regular basis for considering them for promotion to DGM(T) as per eligibility:

'If APAR / Vigilance clearance of any executive is not received immediately, he/she will be left un-assessed and DPC will be conducted without further delay.'   Read More

05.11.2015:

Inter-circle transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued two orders on inter-circle transfer in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

05.11.2015:

Special Recruitment Drive for recruitment of Management Trainees from Persons with disability:

BSNL CO has notified SRD for MT Recruitment from PWD.   View Notification

04.11.2015:

Reduced tariff for the first 60 days - prepaid mobile:

BSNL has announced reduced tariff for the first 60 days under 'per minute' and 'per second' prepaid plans, in order to boost new activations.   View letter

04.11.2015:

Appointment of JAO DR on completion of training:

BSNL CO has issued orders appointing 164 direct recruit JAOs on completion of training.   View letter

04.11.2015:

Promotion to DGM (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders promoting two executives to DGM (T) grade on adhoc basis.   View orders

04.11.2015:

SDE (T) transfers - retention and cancellation:

BSNL CO has issued three orders either cancelling the transfer orders of SDEs (T) or retaining them for specific periods.   View orders

03.11.2015:

Promotional offer for Diwali under prepaid mobile services:

BSNL has notified promotional offers for Diwali under prepaid mobile services.   View letter

03.11.2015:

Inter-circle transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of inter-circle transfer in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

03.11.2015:

Tenure transfers in SDE (T) grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders of tenure transfer in SDE (T) grade.   View orders

02.11.2015:

Facebook and BSNL partners to set up 100 Wi-Fi hotspots in rural India:

'Facebook will spend Rs.5 crore per annum for sponsoring these 100 Wi-Fi hotspots in the country. Facebook has partnered to sponsor 100 Wi-Fi hotspots in villages across west and southern India.'   Read More

02.11.2015:

Amendment to JAO Recruitment rules:

Column No.12 (B)(2) of schedule of JAO RR has been amended reducing regular service in the erstwhile department/BSNL in Group C grade to 5 years from 10 years.   View amendment

02.11.2015:

Regular promotion to CAO grade:

BSNL CO has issued orders promotiong six executives to CAO grade on regular basis.   View orders