Organizational actions to protest against the arbitrary recruitment of Management Trainees and Non-settlement of long pending HR issues :
Signature Campaign and bearing black badge : 18th May 2015 to 25th May 2015
Format for Mass Signature campaigning. Click here
Demand Card along with black badges. Click here
It is appeal to all the executives of the BSNL irrespective of affiliation, please come forward and join your hands against the unwarranted move of BSNL management and bulldozing another recruitment of fresh candidates in the name of Management Trainee over already recruited and absorbed professionally qualified executives having all the qualification, talent, training and vast experience in telecom operation and finance. We know that this management trainee recruitment is not at all the requirement of the company but being forced to hide something wrongdoing of earlier board and DOT who have given false affidavit in the court of law in the case of ITS repatriation that they cannot repatriate ITS officers because BSNL don’t have qualified executives to replace them. Now this is time to expose their wrong deeds on the cost of our career. We know that together we can do it very easily.
All representatives of this association are requested to please approach each and every executives of BSNL and mobilize them for this historic protest against MT recruitment and resolution of other various pending HR issues. Please start signature campaigning from 18th May-2015 and wear the demand card with black badges as uploaded above.
AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA under the banner of United Forum of BSNL Executives' Association served a notice for organizational actions to protest against the arbitrary recruitment of Management Trainees and non-settlement of long pending HR issues. Click here for Notice & Click here for copy of the UF letter dated 03.09.2014
Immediate withdrawal of the MT recruitment notification dated 1st May 2015, scrapping the MT RR altogether and implementation of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy in BSNL. No lateral entry of fresher’s at any level above JTO/JAO/Equivalent.
Resolution of various other pending HR issues like finalization of standard pay scales (E2 for JTO/Equivalent and E3 for SDE /Equivalent), Holding of CPCs to fill up vacant JAG/STS/Group B etc. The issues have already been submitted by this forum as enumerated in Annexure-II of this letter.
Protest activity and schedule is as follows:
18-05-2015 to 25-05-2015 – Signature Campaign and bearing black badges.
25-05-2015 - Lunch hour demonstration at SSA/Circle/BSNL CO Level.
09.06.2015 and 10.06.2015 - Two days Dharna at SSA/Circle/BSNL CO Level.
CPSEs have been recommended to make a recruitment of fresh professionally qualified candidates (Called ET or MT as per the work profile of the company) at the feeder level (E1 TO E3) of executives for the management succession plan. BSNL has already made recruitment of professionally qualified candidates at E1A (equivalent to E2) there is no question of making another recruitment at E3. There is no precedence in CPSEs to have two level of lateral recruitment in executive’s cadre. Fresh candidates recruited from any institute of the world cannot be better than existing qualified executives already selected among lakhs of candidates through toughest All India Competition and acquired vast experience in telecom operation and Finance. Proposed MT recruitment in BSNL is not at all required and this is not only unique in CPSEs but it is also highly abusing, demoralizing and complete undermining of existing executives.
Proposed recruitment is nothing but just the vested interest of dirty minds whihc BSNL management is trying to justify as a replacement of ITS recruitment being done in DOT era. They have perhaps forgotten that BSNL is CPSE and JTO/JAO recruited after formation of BSNL is professionally qualified executives not the group-C employees. If the proposed MT will termed as replacement of ITS then career of professionally qualified executives (JTO/JAO) recruited through toughest all India competition in executive’s cadre will be like erstwhile JE (non-executive) where most of us will retire with the tag of Adhoc or POTA DE. So for professionally qualified executives have worked under less qualified executives in the name of age and experience but now not at all ready to accept the reverse formula after gaining age and experience and not ready to work under similarly qualified executives having zero experience and younger in age. Friends proposed MT recruitment is nothing but downgrading the status of already recruited JTO/JAO.
All the CHQ Office Bearers/Circle Secretaries/Branch Secretaries/activists are requested to mobilize and make this organizational action programme a grand success against the arbitrary and indifferent attitude of BSNL Management. Approach all the executives irrespective of their affiliation, explain vested interest of management in making recruitment of MT, its impact on our career and status, its impact on our moral and productivity of the company, its impact of industrial peace and discipline etc and make them the part of this historic agitation.
Kind Attention Direct Recruits of BSNL- Your Retired Life is Completely in Danger More than Current Pay & Career :
Direct recruits of BSNL, please get up open your eyes before it gets too late. Earlier committee formed for looking in to the issue of superannuation benefits of direct recruits has completely misguided the BSNL board by presenting wrong data. As per the old committee analysis direct recruits will get handsome pension even more than absorbed executives with 2-3% contribution towards pension scheme. Due to strong reaction of this association, said proposal could not get through in board and handed over to new committee for addressing the concern raised by us. The new committee is analyzing the facts and quantum of pension contribution. This association has been asked to prepare comprehensive analysis of pension for direct recruit’s vis-à-vis absorbed executives to be presented before authority. This association has put long and comprehensive study on the issue, finding of which is very much shocking for all of us. Even BSNL will make full contribution of 12% towards our pension scheme apart from EPF our retired life is not safe. See the below summery and go through the excel sheet attached herewith for detail analysis. Click here for detail analysis
Pension Comparison between Absorbed and direct recruits executives in BSNL
|Category of Employee||Date of Birth||Date Of appointment||Pension amount if resign/retire from the service|
|On March-15 (actual) Last Drawn Basic + DA= Rs 69684/-||On March-22(projected)Last Drawn Basic +DA= Rs. 215360/-||On Feb-2036(Projected)Last drawn Basic + DA = Rs. 1189174/-|
|Direct Recruit (with EPF and without pension scheme)||12th Feb 1976||1st Apr 2002||Rs 4855 up to age of 58 and then Rs 6062 till death (Fixed Amount)||Rs 20635 up to age of 58 and then Rs 22492 till death (Fixed Amount)||Fix amount of Rs 219545/-till death (Fixed Amount)|
|Direct Recruit (with EPF and with pension scheme @ 12% of Basic+DA)||12th Feb 1976||1st Apr 2002||Rs 10367/-up to age of 58 and thenRs 11574/-till death (Fixed Amount)||Rs 41929 /- up to age of 58 and then Rs 43786 /- till death (Fixed Amount)||Rs 422196/-till death (Fixed Amount)|
|Absorbed Executive (Government Pension)||12th Feb 1976||1st Apr 2002||Rs 34842/-(subjected to increase with DA and pay revision)||Rs 107680/-(subjected to increase with DA and pay revision)||Rs 594586/-(subjected to increase with DA and pay revision)
All direct recruits are requested to please spare some time and go through the attached analysis. It can make you to wake up in time so that you don’t die before you actually die. This association has been fighting with contribution of limited number of direct recruits and have been able to keep alive the issues so far but final resolution of the issues need support and contribution of each and every direct recruits. Please don’t help this association but help yourself. Every association and fight needs financial, mental and physical support. All DR are requested to please get together on one platform so that our fight for pay, promotion and pension can yield desirable result. If you believe AIGETOA please pay your basic membership and subscription fee as displayed on website which will not only strengthen this association financially but also give us clear picture about our unity and strength.
The Circle Executive Committee meeting of AIGETOA Kerala is decided to be conducted on 09-05-2015 Saturday at Shikshak Sadan hall No:120, Ernakulam at 10AM. All CECE Members and SSA Office bearers are requested to attend the meeting on time.
Various queries are being received from members of this association about action plan of the association against MT recruitment. It is to convey to all that this association will fight on both front legal as well as organizational action. Legal front may give us immediate relief but cannot finish this MT ghost forever. AIGETOA has already filed the case on MT recruitment and standard pay scale where we are confident to get relief on both the issues. MT/DGM recruitment from among external candidates are only the vested interest of earlier management on the cost of the company and moral of qualified executives just to justify the deputation of ITS officers beyond rules. This association also hopes that present BSNL management, who seems to be more concern towards survival of BSNL, will understand the game plan behind this MT/DGM recruitment and it’s after effect and renders justice to existing qualified executives. But we must understand the fact that even mother will not feed baby until he cries so we cannot assume that present management will take care of us suo moto. This association will give you all, the platform to cry loudly so that management is forced to take care of us. This association is going to serve agitational notice along with AIBSNLEA against MT recruitment and this time we will go up to the extent where either proposed MT or already recruited qualified engineers/account officers will be in BSNL. We all are ready for do or die. .
So far, we are deprived from various financial benefits including pay scale and social security but recruitment of MT in BSNL above already recruited professionally qualified direct recruits having executive experience up to 12 year in BSNL itself is direct attack and abuse to our dignity, qualification and talent. This association has shown the resentment of direct recruit’s executives in year 2008 against the MT recruitment but seems BSNL has very short memory. There are several flaws in internal MT which will be trapped in litigation and we have several apprehension about recruitment of external MT. any recruitment in CPSEs must be well justified and must not be just to protect or abuse some cadre. There is no justification of MT recruitment above already recruited professionally qualified executives in BSNL but it is just to protect the ITS deputation beyond rule and clear abuse to DR executives.
After having vast discussion on the issue among the representatives and members, this association has decided to protest beyond limit against this unwarranted MT recruitment. All district and circle representatives are requested to start campaigning against this MT recruitment without any ifs and buts. This is the matter of our dignity, respect of our qualification and talent. We are not ready to compromise on this issue and must have zero tolerance. GS has already addressed the direct recruits at Hyderabad on 02-05-2015 and on the way of addressing DR at Chennai and Bangalore on 11 and 12 May respectively. DR from Chennai and Bangalore are requested to participate on schedule date. This association will shortly serve the notice along with our alliance partner AIBSNLEA against this MT recruitment and ensure this dirty play to stop forever.
Forum of AIGETOA and AIBSNLEA writes reminder letter to CMD BSNL for granting formal meeting for settlement of various pending HR issues. we also met to Sr. GM (SR) for granting of meeting where he conformed that feedbacks from various cells have been almost received and meeting will be granted shortly.Click here for reminder letter
Note on the meeting of the forum with Secretary DOT.For Details Click here
Forum was not in the opinion to have discussion on 30% superannuation benefit for direct recruits assuming this issue is not in the domain of DOT. DOT is not only administrative head of BSNL but also having 100% share. It’s true that 30% superannuation benefits falls under domain of BSNL but this benefit is not independent. It is linked with the lower IDA pay scale finalization of BSNL than MTNL which was finalized by DOT to extend the pensionary benefits. Subrule-23 of Rule-37A of CCS pension rule clearly says that BSNL has to devise it’s own pension scheme for its direct recruits employees. AIGETOA was expecting that convener forum will take up this issue with Secretary DOT in detail but when meeting was just about to sum up GS AIGETOA had to raise this issue independently before secretary DOT. As other constituent of forum except AIBSNLEA did not say any words on this issue and it was the last movement of the meeting this issue could not been heard properly.
Knowing well that DOT will not intervene much on this issue GS Sh R P Shahu, President Sh Ravi Shil Verma, AGS Sh Amit Roy and CWC Member Sh Subhendu met the new members of the committee looking for finalization of superannuation benefits and submitted afresh all the justification and also pointed out the flaws in the recommendations of earlier committee. The new committee is quite convinced on the issue said that as per the instruction of CMD BSNL they are looking positively and will address all the concern of association so that issue can be finalized on merit. The committee will come out initially with white paper to take further input of the association before finalization of it’s recommendations. We are quite hopeful that with the effort of this association and support of members and transparency in finalization of the resolution on merit we will be able to achieve this very legitimate benefit.
Apart from this GS Sh R P Shahu, President Sh Ravi Shil Verma, AGS Sh Amit Roy and CWC Member Sh Subhendu have also discussed about finalization of standard pay scale, pending rule-8 request in JTO cadre with our new GM (Establishment) Smt Madhu Arora. She was quite positive on this issue and wants some time and more discussion on these issues so that feasible solution can be achieved in time. This association has also detailed the EPF case for making contribution on training period and fixing the responsibility for loss of company due to penalty. She assured us to go through the case and will act accordingly to make the contribution on training period. Regarding fixing of the responsibility competent authority will take decision. She was also surprised to learn that concern section of BSNL has issued order to restrict the EPS contribution of Rs 6500/- although BSNL has to pay nothing extra on account of it.
Corporate Office issued notification for holding Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for Promotion to the grade of sub-divisional Engineer (Telecom) under 33% Quota to be held on 21.06.2015. View Notification
AIGETOA is part of united forum for the purpose of proposed strike and also signed the strike notice. All member of this association are requested to fully participate in the forum strike to be held on 21st and 22nd April-2015. SSA representatives must ensure 100% participation
Southern Telecom Region ( STR) and Southern Telecom Project ( STP) Circles Merged and to come under single CGM(STR&STP).
Save My Career in BSNL : Fight For Pay, Promotion & Pension
BSNL on the way of degrading the direct recruit JTO cadre to E1 level and creating space for another direct recruitment at E3 level in the name of MT (Management Trainee) - Shall we see our career getting demolished, degradation of pay and denial of retiral benefits by just seating idle ???? Big NO… So Let us all start this fight together and tell BSNL Management that we are qualified executives and ready to perish in the "Fight of Self Respect, Dignity & Justice". Our recruitment is already as MT and we are the successor of BSNL Management. We must be given our dues in terms of Pay, Promotion & Pension. There is no space for another direct recruitment above us. For more details.Click here
Massive Campaigning Program of AIGETOA - Activity to be performed:
In the first step, all the direct recruits’ executives should submit their representation to the authorities mentioned. One copy for each authority must be submitted through proper channel and the advance copy should be sent directly to their address given in the representation through "Speed Post Only". Remember if every direct recruit, irrespective of association will submit this representation, it will definitely force board of directors to re-think on their proposal for MT recruitment, Pay and Pension issue.
The same representation must be filed as grievance to PMO PG portal. Click here for PG portal
Procedure & Instruction for filing grievance in PG Portal. Click here for procedure & instructions for PG Portal
Steps to Submit Individual Representation as Grievance to PMO PG portal :
Corporate Office called for volunteers to the ERP core team from DR JTOs below 40 years of age on temporary basis for a period of 2 years.
|AIGETOA Kerala Bank Account|
|Branch||Fort branch, Trivandrum|