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Jun
18

AIGETOA Serves Notice For Organisational Actions

AIGETOA serves the notice for organisational actions seeking the attention of the management as well as the Government for fixing up of the responsibility towards failure to revive BSNL, pay salaries and medical benefits in time and the complete failure to resolve the long pending HR issues either.

Click here for the Notice

In the recent agenda meeting held on 11th June 2021 under the chairmanship of Director (HR) wherein certain specific assurances were given with respect to settlement of issues and it was categorically assured that a committee will be formed immediately after the meeting, a new proposal for replacement of E1A-E2A pay scales by E2 and E3 Pay Scales shall be sent on 14th June Itself, the committee for FTTH service connection will submit its report immediately, the meeting for restructuring shall be convened within one week with Majority Association etc. It was also informed that management will finalise a fixed date for salary disbursement in line with other statutory payments. However, till today, no appreciable action has taken place despite categorical assurances on many issues. Further, with regard to seniority list issue, the legal opinion which was read out in the meeting clearly stated that Quota should be incorporated while drawing the seniority list but it is understood that management is trying to obtain modified legal opinion just to oppose the genuine vacancy year based seniority concept which was installed in BSNL after so many discussions and legal scrutiny and with the same hierarchy except one person being changed and management is trying to go back from its own decision out of some frivolous reasons.

On the promotion front, no appreciable efforts are being seen from management except for buck-passing on the legal complexities. In the meeting held on 9th December CMD BSNL directed the Personnel section to process the JTO to SDE (DPC) and it was explained by the HR team that the reservation issue will not be a show stopper on JTO to SDE promotions and now management is reluctant on publishing the notice for even LDCE exams also. It was informed to us in the recent agenda meeting that Jabalpur CAT judgment is expected shortly and that even if it doesn’t come, management will move ahead now as more than six months have lapsed and we don’t consider the JABALPUR CAT JUDGEMENT as show stopper anymore. Now as reported on the website of some other association, they are linking up the matter with the reservation issue. Hence there is no point in hoping for any positive outcome now from management.

Similarly, the SDE to DE promotions and AO to CAO promotions have been put on rest in BSNL citing reservation issues. Despite our request not to tag the matter with SLP pending at Hon’ble Supreme Court and instead try for an in-house settlement with mutual consensus amongst all the contending groups, management chose the easy way of filing an SLP which is making this situation more complex. Now management is citing the same SLP as the show stopper in issuing both the promotions. It will be pertinent to mention that executives in the grade of SDE ( List -8) and in the grade of AO are stagnating for almost 10 to 17 years now.

Still, after the agenda meeting dated 11.06.2021, AIGETOA preferred to wait till one week to gauge the seriousness of management on its commitments, but it is regretful that subsequent developments and continued inaction along with messages by management to other groups gives a clear indication that management is not sincere in honoring its own commitments made to the recognised representatives association on record.

Added to all the above issues, management has failed completely to revive BSNL despite extending a 64000 crore revival package by the Government of India in October 2019. It’s a complete failure of BSNL management that despite such a big revival package and the exodus of around 80,000 employees of BSNL through VRS which reduced the salary burden to almost 60%, today situation of the company is at a position that even the salary and medical facilities are not being extended to the employees during this extreme Pandemic Situation also. No doubt, the lack of 4G service is a major constraint but it cannot be the only reason for BSNL's failure to revive itself as the opportunities extended by Government of India in Fixed Line Services by making BSNL a priority choice could not be capitalised at all. The revenues are not improving, the backbone network and infrastructure like OFC routes, battery, Power plants are at pathetic conditions, no improvement in mobile coverage, failure of Cluster-based outsourcing of CFA and CM works are clear examples of the failure of decision making authority in BSNL and the executives are being asked to maintain the services by paying from their own pockets.

The continued failure in addressing the issues be it HR, be it maintenance/development issues, be it extending timely salary or extending timely medical benefits to the employees. The subsequent non-visibility of any appreciable effort on any front ( be it HR, be it EB, Be it CM, or Be it CFA) to revive the company gives a clear indication that running the company has now become just a formality. As a majority recognised association of BSNL, we cannot remain mute to such things, and accordingly, we have decided to move ahead with organisational action programs to seek the attention of management as well as the government in addressing the major cause of concerns for BSNL and its employees.

While we have noticed long writeups on the website of one association, instead of countering their writeup, we prefer to reply with action rather than words. Instead of the words and proving who is right, who is wrong, we request that association as well as all other associations to come together and fight unitedly to Save BSNL and its employees. For all others, who may be having some apprehension in their minds that why notice has been served at this point of time, we would like to inform one and all that we were waiting for the agenda meeting and after that one week time was given to gauge the seriousness of the commitments. It is very much clear now that despite categorical assurances in the meeting, management could not come up with any resolution which was committed in the first week and instead is acting contrary to the interests of the executives especially BSNL Recruits. Hence, all hopes for an amicable resolution are closed now and we are left with no option but to act on organisational programs to settle our long pending HR issues. Accordingly, we request one and all to come together by shredding the association boundaries and fight for the survival of our beloved company as well as its employees.

It's either now or never. We have shown in the Past our might. It's time to resurrect that Mighty Past for shaping up a glorious future ahead not only for employees but also for our beloved company BSNL.

Just Remember – Together We Can and Together Only We Can.

Requesting all to support the call given by the employees for the employees.

 

Jun
13

Heartfelt Condolences & Prayers

AIGETOA Kerala express its heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of Sri.Sadan PK,SDE Store, Ollur, Thrissur. Prayers for the departed soul.

Jun
12

CHQ News: AIGETOA CHQ Second Agenda Meeting

The Second Minuted Agenda Meeting between the Recognised Representative Association and BSNL Corporate Management held on 11/06/2021 through an online platform.

Click here for the agenda points, management's stand, and Association's stand on the issues with conclusions.

For more details please visit aigetoachq.org

Jun
02

Heartfelt Condolences on the sad demise of Sri Satheesh MB JTO (BBC) Thrissur

We are extremely shocked and shattered to know about the untimely demise of our colleague Sri Satheesh M B, JTO (BBC), Thrissur, and the manner in which he has chosen to end his life. We are also in deep anguish to note that the purported reason attributed to this extreme step being financial difficulties. We express our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family. May his soul rest in peace.

No doubt, we in BSNL are passing through tough times. We are passing amidst a deadly pandemic in which we have lost many colleagues. Many of us have also lost our kith and kin. To add salt to this wound, BSNL is being run by insensitive management which has not only failed to disburse timely salary to the staff, but also forces executives to pay out of their pocket for the upkeep of the telecom network even amidst this pandemic. We are also witnessing management that has failed miserably in driving the company through the revival plan post-VRS. Launch of 4G, Prudent and timely restructuring after VRS to suit the modern business needs, professionalization of HR functions, etc. are all adding up to the list of missed opportunities for BSNL!

However, all are requested to note that suicide is not a solution; instead, it creates more problems. BSNL has already lost more than 180 staff in this pandemic and we are witnessing management that runs away from its responsibilities. We do see many sad faces in our company and an element of restlessness and discontent brewing in the company. Timely salary, medical facility, care, and rest must be ensured to employees. Above all, there must be hope - a  hope that a good future awaits us. HR management begins by creating an environment of hope for growth and joyful life.

The young employees came with a dream and their dreams must be made true by creating a great company with value. We expect empathetic deeds and words from the management that inspire and enlighten us, but not words of doom and gloom.  We also take this opportunity to request the BSNL Fraternity to reach out to all our colleagues at this hour of crisis because it will reduce the stress levels. Let's all fly above the valley of darkness and let us not just hope but work all the ways to make our dreams true.

May your soul rest in peace, Satheesh.

Jun
02

Prudent utilisation of UT/Huawei NGN & ASL-1A cards within Kerala Circle

AIGETOA Kerala represented with CGMT BSNL KERALA about the need of replacement of CDOT exchanges with UT/Huawei NGN & utilisation of ASL-1A cards to replace colocated DSLAMs in UT NGN in Kerala Circle before effecting any such diversions. This will have a direct impact on maintenance aspects and power utilisation.

Click here for the letter submitted

May
28

Letter to CMD BSNL on modification in BCF Policy and Covid-19 Death Compensation

AIGETOA has strongly objected to discrimination between the causes of death and demanded to immediately include all death cases in BCF Policy and incorporate other measures in the notified Policy as suggested by the association earlier.

AIGETOA also demanded to declare all death cases due to COVID or its related complications as “On Duty Death” and demanded adequate compensation for the families in line with the earlier communication dated 04.05.2021.

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May
21

Group Mediclaim Policy Powered By AIGETOA Started For 7766 Employees Of BSNL With 35,873 Beneficiaries

The Group Mediclaim Policy by AIGETOA started functioning with 35,873 beneficiaries in the first phase.

It is issued in the name of “All India Graduate Engineers & Telecom Officers association” (AIGETOA), BSNL by New India Assurance Co Ltd (Government of India Undertaking), and Medi Assist which was awarded India's best TPA at the Asia Insurance Awards 2020.

This is to intimate that the facility to download E-Card for the List-1 has been started and data uploading for the List-2 is in progress.

The E-Card can be downloaded from the website

https://portal.medibuddy.in/

The detailed procedure to download the E-Card is given here

The List of Network Hospitals can be downloaded in excel format from here

The Reimbursement claim form can be downloaded here.

More details are available at AIGETOA CHQ Website.

May
20

Govt of Kerala has issued Order's for Prioritizing Telecom Employees for Vaccination

In line with various communication and efforts from administration, Association and Employees, Govt. of Kerala has included Telecom as Front Line Worker category for prioritizing Vaccination.

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As a first step, all employees and contract workers are requested to register themselves at the Cowin website (https://cowin.gov.in/). Subsequently, they are requested to share their Registration Reference ID at the Cowin website to their BA Admin at the earliest for submitting their details at the Portal of Kerala Government as an (FLW) Front Line Worker for obtaining priority.

May
16

First Window Enrollment completion of Group Health Insurance by AIGETOA

Dear All,

The 2nd set of GHIS (Group Medi Claim Policy) launched by AIGETOA through New India Assurance and Medi Assist TPA is also made operational Now. Last week 4939 people's first set was also enrolled.

Today, the 2827 people covered in the Second lot also will have got an SMS about their confirmation of Policy on their registered mobile number.

Further, for those who have opted to withdraw or are ineligible due to wrong choices, their refund shall be processed in 2-3 days.

In case of any issue or clarification on this, please be contacted to Circle team through the respective DS/DP of AIGETOA.

Note-
Hopefully, by next week, TPA will provide the link for Ecard download. Due to more records, it is taking time at their end in the present situation. As soon as information will be available, we will update you all regarding this,

Meanwhile, any enrolled person/family member get hospitalised, please contact DS/DP AIGETOA Immediately.

Eid Mubarak

May
11

Capacity Increase in Kerala 4G network

AIGETOA Kerala made a submission to CGMT Kerala , for consideration of capacity increase in present 4G network in Kerala Circle.

In the present lockdown situation ,there expect a high surge in Mobile data usage. If we are able to make the frequency allocation approval for additional 5Mhz and vendor support, this can be done.

Click here for the letter submitted

May
10

Heartfelt Condolences & Prayers

With heavy heart, AIGETOA Kerala express its heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of Mother of Sri. Sunil Kumar, DP, AIGETOA Alleppey.It's a fact that dealing with the loss is never easy , We pray that the almighty give great strength to the beareaved family to pass through this suffering time and grant everlasting peace to the departed soul.

AIGETOA Kerala

May
10

Deepest Condolences and Prayers

Condolences

To the almighty, we belong and to Him we return. With profound grief, AIGETOA Kerala expresses its deepest condolences on the sad demise of Mother of Sri. Saheer, CS AIGETOA Kerala. She was cared for and loved by all. Our hearts are saddened by the irreparable loss and our thoughts & prayers with the bereaved family.

AIGETOA Kerala

May
08

Congratulations on securing Doctoral Degree

Sathya Jose

With profound happiness, AIGETOA Kerala congratulates Dr. Sathyajose S L, DS AIGETOA, Circle Office on securing the Ph.D. in Electronics and Communication Engineering(CET) Kerala University under the faculty of Engineering and Technology. His Ph.D. area was biometric identification using Image processing techniques. He has proved that self-dedication and perseverance pay off, which is a motivation to all working employees. May the almighty bless all success to people who work hard to achieve their noble goals.

May
07

Volunteers for Posting at Lakshadweep islands

Circle office has called volunteers for posting at Lakshadweep islands for tenure replacements in JTO cader. The last date for volunteers is 18/05/2021.

Click here for the letter

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Kerala Circle

Office Bearers

Circle President
Sri. Muhammadali M C
SDE, Kannur
Mob:9446549066
Circle Secretary
Sri. Saheer S
SDE, Trivandrum
Mob:9446060060
Circle Finance Secretary
Sri. Maxmilan K
SDE, Ernakulam
Mob:9446429122
Circle Vice President
Sri. Anil Kani
Sri. Vipal Prem
Assistant Circle Secretary
Sri. Ansal Mohammed C H
Sri. Prasadraj R V
Sri. Abdul Basith
Sri. Nikesh V K
Sri. Binoj C B
Sri. Cijo P Joseph
Nominated Members
Sri. Ramachandran V K
Sri. Madhu R V
Sri. Sudeep C
Sri. Mohammed Nafeel
Sri. Melvin Thomas
Sri. Suneer Yousuf
Trivandrum Circle Office

Circle Office

President
Sri. Rajiv Rajan
SDE(BP), NWP-CFA
Mob: 9446448447
Secretary
Sri. Dr. Sathyajose S L
JTO(CSC&UDAAN)
Mob: 9447753571
Finance Secretary
Sri. Aravind. M
SDE (General)
Mob: 9447963221
Trivandrum SSA

Trivandrum

President
Sri. Sooraj S
SDE-FM Attingal & Varkala
Mob: 9447709200
Secretary
Sri. Sreejith S.V
SDE Ambalamukku & Vattiyoorkavu
Mob: 9449014055
Finance Secretary
Sri. Sooraj B.S
JTO-BSS TVM SOUTH-I
Mob: 9446444450
Kollam SSA

Kollam

President
Sri. Anoop Balachandran
Mob: 9449823152
Secretary
Sri.Pratheeplal.S
Mob: 9447036555
Finance Secretary
Sri.Sunil Castroe
Mob: 9447572800
Pathanamthitta SSA

Pathanamthitta

President
Sri. VENU A V
SDE (G) VECHOOCHIRA
Mob: 9447701525
Secretary
Sri. Manoj.T
JTO BSS Adoor
Mob: 9446410257
Finance Secretary
Sri. Jenu John
JTO FTTH
Mob: 9446508555
Kottayam SSA

Kottayam

President
Smt. Lovely Joseph
SDE Kanjirappally
Mob: 9446578515
Secretary
Sri. George Johns P
SDE BSS Pala
Mob: 94467755440
Finance Secretary
Sri. Ashley P Thomas
SDE Instl & Intl / IPT
Mob: 9400100264
Alappuzha SSA

Alappuzha

President
Sri.Sunil Kumar S
SDE NQM ALP
Mob: 9447655755
Secretary
Sri.Subiksh T Surendran
Mob: 9446311311
Finance Secretary
Sri Jayaprakash
SDE Mavelikkara
Mob: 9446555455
Ernakulam SSA

Ernakulam

President
Sri.Bijoy R
Mob: 9446549133
Secretary
Sri. Arun KG

Mob: 9447767780
Finance Secretary
Sri. Mohammed Shaiju
SDE STR
Mob: 9446473706
Thrissur SSA

Thrissur

President
Sri.Jayadevan
SDE MS Installation
Mob: 9447055322
Secretary
Sri. Anand Ramakrishnan
SDE NQM
Mob:9446567304
Finance Secretary
Sri. Chandra Kumar
JTO FTTH Thrissur
Mob:9497015755
Palakkad SSA

Palakkad

President
Sri.Krishnakumaran
SDE Wadakkenchery
Mob: 9446161040
Secretary
Sri.Ponpradeep.P.M
SDE BSS ALATHUR
Mob: 9446303077
Finance Secretary
Sri. Unmesh.A
SDE CM INSTALLATION
Mob: 9446554737
Malappuram SSA

Malappuram

President
Sri. Faisal Elattuparambil
SDE(External), Wandoor
Mob: 9446055520
Secretary
Sri. Subair
JTO Mangalam
Mob: 9448053070
Finance Secretary
Sri.Vipindas V.K
Mob: 9448091600
Kozhikode SSA

Kozhikode

President
Sri. Noushad Poylil
SDE Nqm
Mob: 9497700786
Secretary
Sri. Samel Prasad
JTO Meppayur
Mob: 9446537537
Finance Secretary
Sri. Anurag
SDE NIB
Mob: 9446400440
Kannur SSA

Kannur

President
Sri. Sandeep P
SDE(G) Valakai
Mob: 9447755455
Secretary
Sri. Roopesh Ramakrishnan
JTO Thoovakunnu
Mob: 9400850024
Finance Secretary
Sri. Pramodh K J
SDE CM-Instn
Mob: 9447055422
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