After detailed arguments, case posted to wednesday (05.08.2015), as the councel from respondent's side requested time for further hearing.
Association is trying to get benefits to all DR JTOs irrespective of their present affinity. We are hopeful that justice will be rendered to all DR JTOs in 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007 and 2008 batches.
Before starting final argument, one counsel from respondent, tried for non-hearing of new set of applicants from all DR batches (2001 to 2009) quoting some technical grounds, which they had not raised so far. Honorable court adjourned the hearing to wednsday.
Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed Eid...
In today's meeting, the committee has finally decided to extend E2 and E3 in place of E1A and E2A w.e.f 01.01.2007. Though management side wanted to recommend that Arrears may be given after company comes into profit but due to strong objection from the association side, it was decided that committee will submit its recommendations by incorporating the views of all the members in the report and let the final decision on the arrears payment will be taken by board . Cascading effect was not in the purview of the committee and hence decision on the same was not given . Next meeting is scheduled on 27th July 2015 to discuss the CPSU cadre hierarchy.
Friends, the battle is only half won. We will go all out to ensure that arrears are not dropped at any cost. For the delay on the part of the management, we can not let the executives suffer.
Three days nationwide hunger fast called by the united forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA was observed successfully all over India on first day. Executives from the nook and corner of the country participated actively and shown overwhelming support to make the programs a grand success.
Realizing the gravity and strength of the agitation, four rounds of talks were held with Senior GM (SR), GM (Pers), Director (HR) and CMD BSNL with the representatives of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA. Considering our demands and acknowledging the genuineness of the issues raised and the subsequent resentment and unrest amongst the executives, BSNL management informed us that they have deferred the internal and external MT exam for six months. We insisted that since the discussion on CPSU hierarchy is going on in the committee headed by ED (NB), any discussion on the requirement of any fast track mechanism within internal candidates should be held thereafter and MT in any form is not acceptable to us. We also pleaded with management to inform the timeline for resolution and progress on other pending HR issues discussed with Director (HR). Director (HR) appreciated our concern and directed Senior GM (SR) to issue a letter in line with the discussions.
Thereafter, CMD BSNL assured that he has been personally monitoring the developments and he is aware of the commitment given by HR wing. He further reaffirmed his commitment for resolution of the NO MT issue raised by the forum and resolution of other HR issues in a time bound manner. He also assured us that an agenda meeting with United Forum shall be held on Monday, the 13th July 2015 for his review of the HR issues. CMD BSNL emphasized on the need for exercising restraint and patience in view of the formalities associated with the matter. He also asked us to concentrate on the viability of the BSNL and making the recently launched schemes popular i.e. free night calling and free roaming and to provide quality services to the customers. We assured our fullest cooperation in his endeavor to turn around BSNL and to achieve its pristine glory.
President, AGS AIGETOA along with Com GS, President AIBSNLEA attended all the meetings with the management and also addressed the meeting during hunger fast at BSNL CO, New Delhi.
In response to the positive gesture shown by the BSNL management particularly CMD BSNL, forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA has decided to defer the ongoing agitation program for six months. Though, some break through has been achieved but final outcome is awaited. We sincerely hope that management will honor its commitment for implementation of CPSU cadre hierarchy and resolution of pending HR issues in a time bound manner failing which we all should keep ourselves ready for resuming the deferred agitation program. At this juncture, we request all the members of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA and other executives who supported the program, to resume their duties immediately and to concentrate for the growth of BSNL. We extend our sincere gratitude and heartfelt thanks to all the office bearers, esteemed members and well-wishers for their overwhelming support to the agitation program.
Letter for deferment by United Forum.Click here
Appeal of SR Cell of BSNL Corporate Office-Letter-1. Click here
Appeal of SR Cell of BSNL Corporate Office-letter-2. Click here
Guidelines for the proposed Relay Hunger Fast from 07th July 2015 to 09th July 2015:
Lunch Hour Demonstration successfully organised at all SSA HeadQuarters
AIGETOA extends sincere thanks to all the executives for their active participation in lunch demonstration and making it a grand success throughout the Circle.
Some associations are advocating for conduction of internal MT as early as possible citing their members are crossing the age of 50 and they claims that they are opposing External MT. following facts need to be analyzed:
ø As per CPSEs norms and company memorandum executives are part of management. BSNL has already made direct recruitment of JTO/JAO in executive cadre i.e. in management cadre. BSNL is going to make another recruitment of fresh candidate in the name of MT which is at the higher position of JTO/JAO and even SDE/AO. These associations must answer whether JTO/JAO & SDE/AO are executives (part of management) or not? If they are executives then how one management trainee can be recruited above than management having executives experience up to 20-25 years?.
ø These associations are showing their concern with the executives reaching the age of 50 and demanding early conduction of internal MT. when young engineering graduate having MTech/MBA degree are totally against these proposed MT due to obvious reason and not ready to go once again through this academic test how the executives reaching 50 and having no engineering degree will study and qualify the MT exam? It is laso learnt that top leadership of these associations are at the verge of 50 years whether they are self centric and assured of getting qualify in MT exam?.
ø If we assume some internal executives at the age of 50 have qualified this MT test then up to what level they will be promoted before their retirement? Certainly not above DGM. But, if proposed MT is not recruited then it is sure that all executives will be promoted up to DGM and some up to GM/CGM/ED and even Director like in other CPSEs of country.
ø Present MT RR is having provision of both i.e. internal as well as external recruitment. How only internal recruitment is possible without scrapping the complete MT RR?.
ø These associations are claiming that they are opposing external MT but in what manner they are opposing external MT if they are not in favor of scrapping MT RR? What steps they have taken to oppose external MT?
ø Few days before they have claimed that due to their effort CMD has constituted the committee to resolve the HR issues including CPSE cadre hierarchy before 15th Aug-2015. Now the same association is writing that till CPSE cadre hierarchy is finalized management must go with internal MT recruitment without scrapping the MT RR. Whether they want to say that MT recruitment will happen before 15th Aug-2015 or they want to say they have lied before the members about resolution of CPSE cadre hierarchy before 15th Aug-2015 or internally they are opposing the implementation of CPSE cadre hierarchy in BSNL which has provision of single level recruitment and then time bound promotion up to certain level and then post based?
ø Last but not least, which CPSE of the country makes two level of fresh recruitment in executive cadre? How one fresh candidates having M.Tech/MBA/CA/ICWA degree is better than the executives having similar degree and vast experience in BSNL itself? how this proposed MT is going to help BSNL revival by crushing the career aspiration of JTO/JAO & SDE/AO who are the backbone of the company?
It is humble appeal to all executives just apply your own mind and react in strong possible manner against proposed MT recruitment (internal or external) without prejudice of their affiliation with different associations. This is not the issue of any particular association but it is the issue of respect, dignity, and talent of every executives of BSNL. MT is not only one recruitment but it is simply to say that JTO/JAO & SDE/AO are not the part of the management and they are recruited to work as bounded laborer forever. Forum of executives association AIGETOA + AIBSNLEA have only taken initiative to oppose such non-sense in BSNL which will not only ruin the career of existing executives but also against the interest of the company but success of this fight will totally depends on timely reaction and participation from all section of executives specially when top leaders of some executives association have mingled their hands with top BSNL management. Direct recruits of BSNL are specially requested to think once again and strengthen the hand of AIGETOA so that we can fight together for critical issues like scrapping of MT RR, implementation of superannuation benefits and finalization of std. pay scale etc.
United Forum of BSNL Executives' Associations (AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA) serves a notice for resuming the deferred organizational actions to protest against the arbitrary recruitment of Management Trainee and non-settlement of long pending HR issues in BSNL. <<<Click here for the Notice>>>>
The Protest actions and the Schedule of the agitations is as follows-
Ø Lunch Hour Demonstration on 1st July, 2015 at all SSA/Circle/Corporate Office level.
Ø Hunger Fast for three days from 10.00 Hrs. to 18.00 Hrs. on 7th, 8th and 9th July, 2015 at all SSA/Circle/Corporate Office level.
Ø “Work According to Rule” program with effect from 00.00 Hrs. of 7th July, 2015 till withdrawal of the MT Recruitment and settlement of the pending HR issues.
Ø “दिल्लीचलो” [Delhi Chalo] and “Indefinite Dharna” at BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi with effect from 22nd July, 2015 till withdrawal of the MT Recruitment and settlement of the pending HR issues.
All the CHQ Office Bearers, Circle/Branch Secretaries are requested to take this agitation very seriously and initiate all out efforts for successful implementation by 100% active participation of our members
As per the decision of the competent authority, a committee has been formed to discuss the issue of recruitment of Management Trainee (Telecom Operation/Telecom Finance) from Internal and External candidates in BSNL.The committee meeting was held today at 15.00 Hrs. President AIGETOA, GS AIBSNLEA, GS SNEA (I) and AGS AIBSNLOA attended the meeting.
GM (Pers) initiated the meeting and briefed the requirement of MT Recruitment in BSNL as per BSNL Board decision and explained the efforts to settle the pending HR issues of the Executives. He invited the opinion/ comments of the representatives of the Executives’ Associations. Three Executive Associations (AIGETOA, AIBSNLEA and AIBSNLOA) unanimously demanded for immediate withdrawal of MT Recruitment notification and impressed upon to finalize the CPSU cadre hierarchy. However, one Association (SNEA (I)) was of the view that MT Recruitment process should not be stopped on the pretext that if they wait till finalization of the CPSU cadre hierarchy then their members will cross the age of 50 years and they will not be eligible to appear in the MT Recruitment Examination. All the Executive Associations also demanded to fill up the vacant SDEs/DEs/DGMs equivalent posts immediately in a time bound manner. GM (Pers) after hearing the views mentioned that he will like to study the CPSU cadre hierarchy related material and will convene next meeting of the committee during the coming week.
AIGETOA and AIBSNLEA categorically told that holding of committee meeting will be fruitful only when the MT Recruitment notification is withdrawn immediately otherwise the discussions will be of no use, merely a wastage of time and we cannot give a long rope to the Management on this issue. Hence, we will be forced to resume the deferred agitation program immediately.
GS AIBSNLEA and President AIGETOA met CMD, BSNL and Director (HR), BSNL and further requested to withdraw the ongoing MT Recruitment process immediately and for the settlement of pending HR issues. CMD, BSNL and Director (HR) mentioned that let the committee to submit its report thereafter final decision will be taken in this regard. We further explained that GM (Pers) is explaining that he has a mandate to discuss the matter in view of the Board directions communicated by CMD BSNL and seems to continue with the MT Recruitment process. Hence, we are forced to resume the deferred agitation program immediately.
All the Circle office bearers/SSA/Branch Secretaries of AIGETOA and AIBSNLEA are requested to keep ready to fight against the ill motivated and arbitrary recruitment of MT and to block the career prospects of the existing Executives. United forum of AIGETOA and AIBSNLEA has decided to serve the notice for organizational action program on tomorrow i.e. 24.06.2015.
Yesterday, meeting held with CMD BSNL on MT issue followed by which CMD direct us to meet GM (Pers.) for detail and official discussion and knowing the views of each other. GM (Rect./Pers) under instruction of CMD BSNL showed his willingness to postpone the date for online form and exam date so that detail discussion with all stake holders on MT issue can take place. Forum of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA clearly conveys the views and resentment of executives and clearly said that two level recruitment of fresh candidates in executive cadre will not be allowed at any cost… instead of postponing dates BSNL must withdraw the MT notification and have detail discussion with all stake holder of the company for career progression of executives at par with leading CPSEs for which committee is already formed….today official meeting with GM (Rect/Pers.) is schedule at 03:00 pm.. Forum will attend the meeting with single stand no fresh recruitment in any stream at the level above JTO/JAO…if management will show adamancy to set unique example in CPSEs by making recruitment at two level, forum will serve the notice for strike….executives must be ready for this historic agitation...
Regarding MT recruitment withdrawal, CMD informed that matter was discussed in the Board Meeting & the concern of the executives was appraised to the Board and after some informal discussions, Board authorized CMD BSNL to re-look into the matter. He advised us to discuss the matter in person on Monday/Tuesday. Executives must keep patience and hope that proposed MT will be surely withdrawn as it has no justification above JTO/JAO and it is neither in the interest of company nor executives. If anything goes against our expectation we will surely hit back and go for any extent because it is not only matter of our career but also the matter of respect and dignity. We are not at all ready to accept that thousands of qualified and experience officers in BSNL are not at par with management trainee.
So called great leaders of some association must understand that Management Trainee (MT) is not designation but it is definition. Executives are the part of the management and candidates directly recruited at the feeder level of executives are called Management Trainee during their pre-appointment training. BSNL has already recruited thousands of professionally qualified candidates through toughest All India Competition and they have already acquired management training and now having experience of more than 13 years at the lower level management. Any fresh candidates recruited in the name of MT cannot be placed above these managers. There is no question of accepting the recruitment of external or internal candidates above JTO/JAO in the name of MT. many CPSEs are recruiting MT/ET at the level of E1 and all the vacancies at middle level and higher level are filled with these officers only through suitable and smooth promotion policy. How one association is justifying that even if time bound promotion policy like in other CPSEs will be implemented in BSNL JTO/JAO cannot go beyond DGM level?
One so called big association is finding the lame excuse to justify the internal MT recruitment but not struggling in any manner against external MT too. The day is not far when leaders of this association will start saying that overwhelming response of taking payment on E1 and E2 pay scale by JTO/JAO & SDE/AO since last seven year, overwhelming response of taking first time bound upgradation in six years, overwhelming response for accepting promotion through DPC and LDCE after 18-20 years, overwhelming response of executives accepting the payment without superannuation benefits etc which clearly indicates that executives of BSNL are satisfied hence there is no need to fight. They must know that applying for proposed MT by internal candidates is not their wish but it is compulsion. They must come out from finding such lame excuse and face the real resentment of executives in field.
All executives of BSNL well understand that only internal recruitment in the name of MT is neither justified nor possible without scrapping present MT RR. The forum of AIGETOA & AIBSNLEA is having firm stand to oppose this proposed MT (Internal or External) and force management to scrap MT RR and device mechanism for smooth career enhance of executives like other leading CPSEs of India where one executive recruited at feeder level reaches up to Board of Directors. Forum is very much confident that all executives of BSNL irrespective of their affiliation to associations are ready to struggle up to any extent. Forum is waiting the outcome of the today’s board meeting with full faith on words of CMD and ready to intensify the struggle if anything goes against our expectation.
Dear friends, the heat of our unity and strength could just siege corporate office and CMD called for discussion. After long discussion he pleaded to permit time till next board meeting on 18th June to take a final decision favourably. Hence AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA decided to defer agitation program till 18th June.
CONGRATS ONE AND ALL OUR BELOVED MEMBERS for the active participation.
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