Corporate Office issued letter to recruiting circles for timely submission of report on JTOs promoted against Supernumery posts and their seniority.
The Big Quiz- TBQ, Question Hour 2015 held on 25th November, 2015 at Indoor Stadium Sports Council Hall, Calicut, conducted by AIGETOA, Calicut was a grant success. More than 150 students, who represented 60 plus Schools across Wayanad and Calicut Districts, participated in the function, it indeed was a ‘crowd puller’, we had to arrange additional seats to make sure that everyone was comfortably seated.
The Program started by with Preliminary Rounds. The Quiz Master was our own member, who takes up Quiz events in a big way; Shri Biju N, SDE STP. On culmination of this, before announcing the results, the Official Inauguration function was conducted at . Smt Lovely Joseph welcomed the dignitaries. Circle Secretary Shri Ramachandran presided over the function. Respected, GMT, Calicut Shri N.K. Sukumaran ITS declared open the program. Sri Sebastian, CWC Member & Sri Haridasan, District Secretary AIBSNLEA, felicitated the function. Sri Sumesh, Circle Finance Secretary, Sri Gireesh, District Secretary were also present at the dais.
Meanwhile, Smt Lovely Joseph gave a wonderful presentation about BSNL products with various videos and Detailed Presentation. Smt Lida N presented the dignitaries with mementoes.
Six teams, who topped the preliminary rounds got qualified to the final rounds, who were named BSNL-CDMA, BSNL-Wifi, BSNL-FTTH, BSNL-Broadband, BSNL-Mobile, BSNL-3G respectively.
By around, , the Quiz Competition came to an end. Hon’ble District Judge, Sri V. Bhaskaran was kind enough to come and give away the prizes for the winners. Sri Sumesh, presented the vote of thanks, appreciated efforts of Various people behind the event. Our prize sponsors M/s Compuland, M/s 3G World, M/s Tycoon were specially mentioned.
We need to appreciate the members who had gathered at the function, and did everything they could do to make the function a memorable one. It goes to show that, once we are united, we can pull off anything, with any limited scope of time.
1) BSNL WiFi: Arjun A, Mahadev Nambiar Bharatiya Vidyabhavan, Chevayur
2) BSNL 3G: Aswin S, Navaneeth, GHSS,Koyilandy
3)BSNL BB: Neeraj PS,Mohd Yasir Rahmaniya HSS, Medical College.
Cash awards of Rs 5000/-,3000/-,2000/- were presented to the winners . All the finalists were presented with Certificates.
An Executive Body meeting was conducted on 29th October 2015. The Association Bearers were of the view that, it’s high time the Association did something for the betterment of BSNL using the platform. After a few minutes of Brain Storming, it was equivocally suggested that the Association may conduct a School Level Quiz competition for Calicut/Wayanad District School Students.
We, may take some minutes off the function and make the participants and Viewers aware of BSNL Products and its features such as Ultd Night Calling, Free Roaming and other 3G Packs of BSNL. The Program that we charted out is as follows,
We, AIGETOA, Calicut are extremely happy to inform You that an Inter-School Quiz Contest, ‘The Big Quiz-TBQ Question Hour’ 2015 will be conducted on Wednesday, 25th November 2015, to @ Sports Council Hall, Indoor Stadium, Opposite to Moffusil Bus Stand, Calicut.
The Schools may nominate and send Team(s) to take part in this competition.
The following are the conditions to be met.
Winners would be given with Cash Prizes and Certificates; [1st Prize: Rs 5000/- 2nd Prize: 3000/- and 3rd Prize: Rs 2000/-]
AIGETOA KERALA CIRCLE EXCUTIVE COMMITTEE meeting held on 14/11/2015 at Sishak Sadan Eranakulam . All SSA body members were actively participated in the meeting . The meeting discussed about the past developments in Kerala circle. The commiitee unanimously expressed their strong resentment in the settlement of the long pending issues such as Settlement of pay revision, implementation of super annuation benefit to DRs and the implementation of CPSU hierarchy in BSNL. The committee also discussed about the JTO RR 2014, Transfer cases etc... The forum discussed about the strategies for the strengthening of association in Kerala circle.
UNITED FORUM consists of AIGETOA AND AIBSNLEA met CGMT , Kerala Shri. L. Anantharam on 11/11/2015 and greeted him with bouquet . The team discussed various HR and other operational issues pertaining to Kerala circle. CGMT requested our support for the developmental activities in Kerala circle. United forum extended whole hearted support in this regard.The meeting was very co ordial and lasted for more than two hours.
BSNL in reply to Honorable CAT Chandigarh in respect of finalization of standard pay scale for JTO and SDE equivalent justified the E1 pay scale for JTO equivalent with five increments as pay protection. Existence of Joint committee and reports does not find any place in their reply which clearly indicates that formation of joint committee is simply eye wash and nothing else. Although reply is non-sustainable in court of law in view of E1A was approved pay scale and higher than E1, no one can degrade except in case of disciplinary proceeding but it’s show the real face of BSNL management towards it’s employees and given sufficient reason to agitate. BSNL has tried to finish the issue by approving JTO RR-2014 with E1 pay scale and with retrospective effect.Click here for BSNL Reply
All the direct recruit executives recruited vide JTO RR-2001 and who are still working as JTO may please submit individual representation against JTO RR-2014 and approach to court of law for withholding the operation of JTO RR-2014 till necessary safeguard is provided. Click here for individual representation
Recently CMD and Director (HR) of BSNL visited Kenya and CMD personally gave presentation that BSNL is having world class training centers. As per CMD BSNL after taking few month training in BSNL one can become world class technocrats and manager in Telecom Operation, Maintenance, Finance Matters and Management Courses. As per our CMD BSNL Kenya Government is very much convinced with his presentation and people from Kenya will be coming to our training centres for trainings and for some trainings our executives/employees will be deputed to Kenya for imparting training wherein BSNL's infrastructure and expertise will be utilized which will give revenue to BSNL.
It is really confusing that one side BSNL says that qualified Engineers and Account Officers of BSNL are worst than an engineer working in any private company and in any domain hence debarred from DGM recruitment and other side CMD and Director (HR) are justifying overseas that one can become master in telecom operation and finance just after taking few months training from these BSNL engineers. Hats off to our top BSNL managment for such excellent marketing skills and big hands to BSNL Engineers who could not become manager in BSNL but producing world class managers in Telecom Operation and Finance.
Every employee of the world needs adequate salary, timely career enhancement and social security to remain loyal to the employer but BSNL direct recruits executives are exception. BSNL has degraded the pay scale of JTO from E1A to E1 which is even less than the pre-revised pay scale, BSNL is offering DGM post to the engineering graduate working in any company of turnover Rs 100 Cr just in 12 years but engineering graduate of BSNL are not only kept out from DGM race but yet waiting for single promotion from JTO to SDE even after completing of more than 13 years of service, in fact they have been demoted from E1A to E1 after completion of 13 years of service, fortunately some of them got one promotion after qualifying departmental exam but no benefits of promotion like increment is given despite court decision, retirement date is fixed but there is no retirement pension despite they are being paid less salary in the name of giving pension, contribution for training period is not deposited despite court decision, there are thousands of other anomalies in maintain EPF accounts. Government of India declared some stations as hard station to live hence defined the tenure of working for 2-3 years on these stations but direct recruits are working for more than 10 years on these stations. Most importantly they are not allowed to raise their voice against such serious issue of pay, promotion and pension; in fact most of us are not willing to raise our voice and happily working day and night for revival of company on the call of top BSNL management who are enjoying all these benefits.
It is really commendable commitment and dedication of BSNL recruits executives towards their duty and revival of BSNL. This association appreciates and appeals all the direct recruits to please continue your effort in the hope that we will get our all the dues once BSNL is revived. It does not matter that our all the issues are created and pending since glorious days of BSNL when BSNL was making huge profit.
It is surprising fact for BSNL executives who are pouring their sweat & blood for revival of this company that BSNL is running by politics rather managerial skill. It is beyond dispute that DGM recruitment from among outside ignoring more qualified, experienced and talented internal executives are not at all in the interest of the company but for something else. This association has been raising the issue of DGM recruitment since inception before all the Directors and CMD but all of them were either mum or justifying the DGM recruitment from among outside. After assuming the charge of Director (HR) first time Mrs Sujata Ray has accepted the fact that there is something wrong by not allowing internal candidates and assured this association to enquire the issue in detail.
In a meeting held with Director (HR) on 10-09-2015 our GS Sh R P Shahu has taken strong objection on conduction of DGM interview which was against her assurance and clear breach of trust. It is a fact that there was confrontation between Director (HR) and GS AIGETOA on conduction of DGM interview but nothing was happen which is treated as unparliamentary words. Director (HR) might have appraised the issue before CMD BSNL but it is unbelievable that she had made complain with false allegation of using unparliamentary words. She had also conveyed it time and again in our subsequent meetings that she does not have any issue with respect to the discussion on DGM recruitment on 10-09-2015. She had recently in meeting with GS AIBSNLEA also shown her resentment on serving the warning letter to Sh R P Shahu and accepted that somebody is playing politics using her name.
Director (HR) as assured had started finding the facts on DGM recruitment and also instructed GM (Pers) to share all the detail to her but out of sudden she has been sidelined from this issue and now issue is directly handed over to CMD BSNL. The vested interest in BSNL well knows that once secret of DGM recruitment will be open before Director (HR) they can find themselves behind the bars hence this issue is diverted to CMD BSNL. This massage was conveyed by Director (HR) herself in the meeting held on 23-09-2015 that now CMD is looking into the issues raised by the associations in DGM recruitment and he will convey the decision within second week of Oct-2015. This association was eagerly waiting for the justice on DGM issue but in the third week of Oct-2015 GS AIGETOA Sh R P Shahu in his individual name has been issued warning letter with false allegation of using unparliamentary words without giving him opportunity of being heard on such serious allegations. We are yet waiting the decision of CMD on DGM recruitment.
Going through all the above episode, it is very much clear that some vested interest in BSNL is trying to play the politics to crush the voice in the name of Director (HR) so that they can proceed with suspicious DGM recruitment.
High effort of vested interest to crush the democratic voice against suspicious DGM recruitment in BSNL :
Warning letter is served to Sh R P Shahu, SDE in the name of individual while raising the voice as General Secretary against DGM recruitment in BSNL and breach of trust at the level of Director (HR).
President AIGETOA writes letter to CMD BSNL on such unethical practice to crush the voice against wrong doing in BSNL and seek appointment for meeting with all the CHQ and Circle Secretaries of this association. Click here for letter
Director (HR) in the meeting with forum (AIGETOA+AIBSNLEA) in the month of July-2015 and agenda meeting held with this association on 03-09-2015 has clearly accepted wrongdoing which disfavor internal executives in DGM recruitment and assured to study in depth the issue to come out with justice but her assurance was breached just in 6 days and DGM interview was conducted on 10-09-2015.
Sh R P Shahu along with GS AIBSNLEA and some other representatives met Director (HR) on 10-09-2015 itself and argued strongly over breach of trust on DGM issue and demanded to stop the ongoing interview otherwise association will be forced to protest strongly. Director (HR) was completely answerless on that day about the breach of trust on her part and hence under frustration she has gone up to extent of saying that she has not assured anything and she is not at all willing to promote internal candidates at the level of DGM and whatever promotion internal candidates are getting is only under compulsion because external candidates are not showing interest. She has also said that making recruitment at any level and from among any candidates is within power of BSNL board and associations have no right to question their decision. The decision on DGM recruitment is taken by earlier board hence she is not at all answerable for any wrong doing. There were various such remarks used by Director (HR) in the meetings which was not at all expectable at that level and hence strongly countered by GS AIGETOA and GS AIBSNLEA both. Undoubtly, situation was not so amicable hence comfortable for Director (HR) but not at all used any such words from Sh R P Shahu which can be treated as unparliamentary. Sensing the angriness of Director (HR) GS AIGETOA Sh R P Shahu just after meeting has conveyed regret for the situation through SMS with request to consider it as resentment of the internal executives who are victim of DGM recruitment. Director (HR) had also realized the facts and immediately replied with text “it’s Ok, give me some time to study DGM recruitment issue so that I can know the facts under which circumstance such decision is taken which deprive the internal executives, I assure that decision on DGM recruitment will be taken which is fair and just”.
On 14-09-2015, GS AIGETOA along with Circle representatives of AIGETOA MP once again met Director (HR) and CMD at Bhopal where DGM issue and argument happen on 10-09-2015 was discussed wherein CMD stated that he is not aware about DGM interview. Director (HR) accepted that she was hurt on that day hence conveyed the detail of discussion and argument happen on 10-09-2015 to CMD BSNL in haste but afterwards she realized the facts and now matter is closed. She once again committed that she will study the DGM case in detail and held meeting with forum on this particular issue on 16-09-2015 which was further postponed to 23-09-2015.
When Director (HR) herself had closed this chapter on 14-09-2015 what made GM (SR) to write letter on 15-09-2015 with false allegations and for taking disciplinary action against Sh R P Shahu? Knowing about the letter issued with false allegation of using unparliamentary language, President Sh Ravishil Verma, AGS Sh Amit Roy along with GS AIBSNLEA Sh Prahlad Rai met Director (HR) on 23-09-2015 and raised this issue. Director (HR) once again accepted that letter might have been issued by the office in confusion but same will be withdrawn and also stated that after study of DGM recruitment it is beyond doubt that some major lapses are committed on the part of BSNL which disfavor the internal executives. She assured that since the matter is under knowledge and examination of CMD BSNL and CMD is already instructed GM (Pers) to submit white paper on DGM recruitment in view of objection raised by this association, we can expect the justice.
Surprisingly, after more than one month i.e. on 21-10-2015 GS AIGETOA Sh R P Shahu has been served warning letter in his individual name which shows that vested interest behind DGM recruitment are in full effort to crush the voice against their wrongdoing. May be Director (HR) is not knowing this development and vested interests are playing behind the curtain or she herself is working under pressure of these vested interest or she has become part of these vested interest so that they can proceed with DGM recruitment by crushing democratic and genuine voice.
In the agenda meetings, record of discussion is not issued and whatever assured verbally is not followed and denied hence Shocked with warning letter in individual name and that too with completely false allegation of using unparliamentary language, GS AIGETOA Sh R P Shahu has decided to make distance from meeting with authorities to discuss the issues as they want puppets who must sing a song on their tune, not leaders who raise the voice against the wrongdoing in BSNL. Sh R P Shahu while acting as GS AIGETOA had also been targeted individually at various levels for his bold and honest voice against the wrongdoing of BSNL management but could not received enough support from the direct recruits for whom he is fighting putting his career on risk hence also decided to refrain from any association activities which was ultimate motto of vested interests in BSNL.
Since the formation of BSNL in Oct-2000, all the director have been selected from within BSNL because they have got about 40% weightage of internal experience and 20% weightage of domain experience. It is hard to believe that these directors are not known about the importance of internal & domain experience over external experience for well being of the company but they have not only preferred outsiders and non-domain experience for the post of DGM in BSNL but completely debar the internal executives despite they possess all the qualification and experience at higher side and also must have secured higher marks in the DGM exam. It is not beyond the understanding of even a layman that this DGM recruitment is not for serving the interest of the company but to serve the vested interest in BSNL.
It is needless to state that various benefits which are even not known to members have been studied and conveyed to each and every direct recruit and also highlighted to the top management with lot of personal sacrifice. This is not only the responsibility of Sh R P Shahu to raise the voice against such corrupt practice in BSNL ruining our career but it is responsibility of all of us. Let us not be selfish. Let us not go in vain all the effort and sacrifice of Sh R P Shahu while fighting for the rights of direct recruits. We all have to stand and we will stand like a rock and give befitting reply to the vested interest in BSNL who are trying to crush the voice. Very shortly all the CHQ leaders and Circle secretaries will meet to CMD to convey the unethical practice of vested interest in BSNL and demand resolution of our long pending HR issues. Future course of action on association front will be decided after meeting with CMD. Members must be ready for long organizational action if the need arise.
Kerala circle has issued the circular regarding the activation of UAN for EPF. Click here
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