News pertaining to August 2010
Successful First Central Working Comittee at
The First CWC of AIBSNLOA held at Bhubaneswar on 14th and
15th August 2010 was a grand success. Com.K.Balasubramanian and
Com.R.Duraisamy, CHQ Vice-Presidents conducted the proceedings. The CWC
reflected the growing impact of AIBSNLOA amongst the BSNL Executives.
Lively, meaningful and elaborate deliberations were the highlight of the CWC.
Many important resolutions were passed which will be published shortly. The CWC
has accepted the offer from Chennai Telephones Circle to hold the All India
Conference at Chennai. A colourful Open Session was held on 14th August.
Shri A.N.Rai, CGM was the Chief Guest and he delivered an inspiring address.
Shri J.Ganta, GM (EB), Dr.P.K.Hota, GMTD, Bhubaneswar and Shri U.S.Panda, GMTD,
Cuttack addressed the gathering. GS Com.V.P.Arya presented the key note
address covering all the issues of concern to BSNL and its Executives.
[View Key Note Address].
Wonderful arrangements had been made by Orissa comrades for the CWC and
for comfortable stay of the participants. Sumptuous and healthy food was served
with affection and care. The hospitality shown by Orissa comrades led by
the Circle Secretary Com.P.K.Mohanty was lauded by all the participants.
CHQ conveys its deep gratitude and appreciation to Com. M.R.P.Patnaik, the
Circle President, Com.P.P.Tripathy, Com.Mishra, Com.Jogi Senapat,
Com.Mallick, Com.Khuntia and other comrades of host circle for their hard work,
hospitality and camaraderie.
31.08.2010:Direct Tax Code Bill - Changes in
personal taxation: Here is an
analysis of the DTC Bill tabled in Parliament: 'Following on from its original
proposal last year, the Government had issued a revised discussion paper in June
2010. In its original form the DTC was expected to bring about far reaching
changes in the personal taxation slabs and available exemptions. Fast forward to
today, and what has been tabled in Parliament appears to be a watered down
version of the DTC.'
30.08.2010:STS Regular Promotion:
BSNL issues STS Regular promotion orders to five more DEs.
BSNL issues STS Adhoc promotion orders to seven
28.08.2010:Applicability of full pension on
completion of 20 years service - effect from 1.1.2006:
DoT has endorsed Dept. of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare
O.M.No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 10.12.2009 on admissibility of full pension on
completion of 20 years of service, w.e.f. 1.1.2006 which was earlier applicable
View DoT letter...
Willingness for postings in DE/AGM grade in AP and Kerala Circle:
BSNL has called for application from willing officers including those those who were recently
promoted, to work in DE/AGM grade in AP and Kerala Circles.
26.08.2010: Minister of State for Communications
and IT reply in Rajya Sabha on Pitroda Committee recommendations:
Minister of State for Communications and IT Shri Sachin Pilot, in reply to a
question in Rajya Sabha today has made public officially the salient features of
Sam Pitroda Committee Report on BSNL. View
25.08.2010: All India GSM Subscriber Figures for
24.08.2010: STS (Telecom) Regularisation:
BSNL has issued orders regularising 26 more STS
24.08.2010: Inter-Circle Transfers in SDE
BSNL has issued inter-circle transfer orders for
23.08.2010:TRAI recommends integrated numbering
scheme for fixed and mobile services:
'In the recommendations, TRAI has proposed that the
existing 10-digit numbering scheme should be continued to avoid inconvenience to
the customers that would accompany any move to shift to an 11 digit numbering
23.08.2010: BSNL proposes to hold LDCE for
promotion to SDE (E):
BSNL has proposed holding of Limited Departmental
Competitive Examination for promotion to SDE (Electricals) under 33% quota for
the vacancy years 2008-09 & 2009-10.
20.08.2010:Private operators did not offer adequate
support in Leh: The
government has expressed its unhappiness with private telecom operators for not
coming forward to join hands in restoring communication links in cloudburst-hit
Leh but lauded state-owned BSNL for its quick response.
19.08.2010:Reservation in promotion - Treatment of
SC/ST candidates promoted on their own merit:
DoP&T has clarified that SC/ST candidates got promotion on
their own merit and seniority and not owing to reservations or relaxation of
qualifications will be adjusted against unreserved points of reservation roster,
irrespective of the fact whether the promotion is made by selection method or
View DoP&T OM...
18.08.2010:RCom posts depressing Q1 2010-11
results: Reliance Communications (RCom) is losing out on
the race to match steps with its counterparts particularly Bharti Airtel. The
company’s net profit for the quarter ended June 30, 2010 dropped to Rs.251 crore
at a fall of 85% as compared to net profit of Rs.1,637 crore recorded last year.
17.08.2010:Transfer and Postings and reallotment in
AO/Sr AO cadre: BSNL has
issued transfer orders and reallotment orders in AO/Sr AO cadre.
17.08.2010: Transfer and Postings of Executives of
Telecom Finance for CDR Data Centre under ITPC, Pune:
BSNL has issued orders of transfer and postings of AOs/JAOs for CDR Data Centre
under ITPC, Pune.
16.08.2010: Regular promotion of STS Telecom:
BSNL issues orders regularising 1571 STS Adhoc officers.
16.08.2010:Modified orders in circle of posting on
DE Adhoc Promotion: BSNL
issues order modifying circle of posting for Executives of Tamilnadu who
were promoted as DE Adhoc View
11.08.2010:Modified orders in circle of posting on
DE Adhoc Promotion: BSNL
issues order modifying circle of posting for Executives of UP (E) who were
promoted as DE Adhoc View
11.08.2010:Modified orders in circle of posting on
DE Adhoc Promotion: BSNL
issues order modifying circle of posting for Executives of STR who were
promoted as DE Adhoc
09.08.2010:Revised IDA rates w.e.f. 1.7.2010:
BSNL endorses DPE orders revising IDA rates w.e.f.
07.08.2010: Response from DoT to our letter on Pay
fixation in case of Group B officers who have opted IDA pay scale from the date
of next promotion which happened to fall after 1.10.2000 - reduction in pension:
We had addressed Secretary, DoT on 16.6.2010
(view our letter)
on the above issue requesting him to direct
CCAs of all Circles to decide the case of payment of pension in respect of the
above cases, based on existing instructions of BSNL as already advised by DOT
vide No 1-1(04)/2005-PAT(Pt) dated 24.09.2008 and not to resort to the practice
of reducing the quantum of pension. TA I Section of DoT has requested DDG
(Estt) of DoT to issue necessary clarification/guidelines to CCA officers for
the methodology of fixation of pay in these cases.
07.08.2010: Fees and Time limit for communication
of marks, retotalling/verification of marks in Departmental Examinations:
BSNL has revised the fees and time limits for communication of marks and
retotalling/verification of marks in Departmental Examinations.
View orders i.r.o. Communication of
06.08.2010: All India Eligibility list of JTO
(Telecom) for promotion against vacancy years 2008-09 and 2009-10:
BSNL has called for details of JTO (T) of Recruitment Year 1996-2001 in respect
of OC, 1997-2001 in respect of SC category and 2004 & 2005 in respect of ST
category, for promotion to SDE (Telecom) grade for the vacancy years 2008-09 and
06.08.2010: Appointment of JAOs after completion of
4 weeks training:
BSNL has issued posting orders to JAOs under 40% quota on
completion of 4 weeks training.
05.08.2010:CHQ writes to CMD on short supply of 3G
Data cards:'At a time when the private operators are
waiting on the wings to roll out their 3G services in a few months to come,
delay in supply will adversely affect our prospects and could be a move to wean
away our subscribers. We believe that after Broad band, our 3G data cards have
evoked much interest and reception from the subscribers. Unfortunately, we are
failing to respond to the need.'
03.08.2010:Revision of IDA rate w.e.f. 1.7.2010:
We had reported on 30.6.2010 that according to our calculation IDA shall
increase by 0.3% from 34.8% to 35.1% w.e.f 1.7.2010. Doubts were being
raised in some quarters about the accuracy of our calculation. DPE
has today issued orders enhancing the IDA rate from 34.8% to 35.1.% w.e.f.
1.7.2010 in respect of the PSUs where last pay revision was implemented w.e.f.
View DPE orders...
03.08.2010: Revision of pension for Pre-2007 BSNL
It is learnt that the draft cabinet memo has
finally been sent to the concerned Ministries/Departments (DOP&PW, DPE, Dept of
Expenditure, DLA) for their comments. On receipt of the response from these
Ministries/Departments, the Memo will be finalised and sent to the Cabinet for
02.08.2010: BSNL belies forecast by sooth-sayers:
Belying all the forecast of astronomical figures of
loss, BSNL has posted a net loss of Rs.1822 crores, during the last
financial year ending 31.3.2010, according to the final audit figures. But
for the payment of Rs 2900 crores arrears of pay revision paid during the year,
it would have been a net profit of around Rs.700 crores. The net profit
during the previous year 2008-09 was Rs.575 crores. Although there is lot
to improve, the figures confirm that the performance was not as bad as was being
painted by some sooth-sayers trying to create panic.
02.08.2010: GS meets new CMD:
GS today met new CMD Shri Gopal Das and welcomed
him in his new assignment.
02.08.2010: Benefit of merger of 50% IDA with basic
pay w.e.f.1.1.2007 amounting to 78.2% for fitment in revised pay scales:
Although this issue was reportedly in the agenda of the Board meeting held on
30.7.2010, it is learnt that the issue could not be taken up for discussion on
that day. Now the decision will have to wait till the next Board meeting.
02.08.2010: Modified orders in DE Adhoc Promotion:
BSNL issues order modifying circle of posting for
77 Executives who were promoted as DE Adhoc vide its orders issued in June and
02.08.2010: Modified DE Adhoc promotion orders for
Lady Officers: BSNL issues
another order modifying circle of posting for lady officers recently promoted as