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Jun
20

Joint Forum meeting with Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD, BSNL on 19.06.2017

JF leaders met the CMD and held discussions on the following issues. In the beginning itself, CMD informed about the meeting of CMD and other BSNL Board members with the Hon Minister on 16.06.2017 on 3rd PRC implementation. CMD informed that BSNL Board requested Hon Minister for implementation of 3rd PRC without linking with the affordability clause, considering the strategic importance of BSNL in telecom sector. Hon Minister responded very positively and assured to consider the request of the Board. On other issues, JF explained the discussions held in the CS and CHQ Office bearers meeting on 17th and 18th and the apprehensions of the JF on various issues, discussions continued:

a) Ongoing agitation on E2, E3 scales : CMD informed that this issue once again raised with the Hon Minister in the same meeting. Entire Board once again requested Hon Minister to approve the proposal of E2 and E3. Secretary, DoT given a meeting to BSNL Management to discuss this issue and 3rd PRC on 22.06.2017. DIR(HR) will be meeting the Secretary.

b) Increasing the quantum of contribution towards Superannuation fund : JF demanded that the increase in contribution should be considered immediately as assured recently. CMD responded positively and informed that the demand will be considered and already instructed to process the proposal.

c) Progress in other issues : Very good progress is seen in other issues and management initiated actions to resolve the issues. Same initiative is to be continued for another 2 to 3 months so that the issues can be resolved by that time. JF expressed its concern that management may not continue with the same momentum after some time and demanded that review in the progress of the issue has to be done atleast on fortnightly basis. CMD agreed to our demand.

In the evening, Management has called for meeting with the Unions and Associations at 6 pm yesterday for discussing the notice for agitation programs. However, due to short notice, only GS/SNEA and GS/AIGETOA could attend the meeting. DIR(HR) informed that CMD and all the Directors met with Hon MOC on 16th June 2017 and apprised him about the necessity of extending 3rd PRC benefit to BSNL employees. Hon MOC was very positive on the issues and assured to take up the issue of exemption of affordability clause for BSNL with the Union Cabinet. DIR(HR) further informed that PS to MoSC for communication has called her up in the evening to inform that since Hon MoSC is assured for positive action, there is no need for BSNL employees to go for agitation at this point of time. We informed BSNL management that they could have called the Union/Assns well in advance and discussed the issue. In view of the positive and firm assurance given by MOC, DIR(HR) appealed to postpone the agitation for next 15 days.

On other issues, DIR(HR) also told us that the issue of increasing the quantum of Superannuation Benefit is being actively considered and very soon decision on the same shall be taken. On other HR issues of promotion, first TBP, E1A and E2A for Civil/Elect/PA/PS/Arch etc etc, management will continue its efforts to resolve the issues through mutual discussions. On Rs 22820/- issue, DIR(HR) asked to wait for the finalization of the pay scales and there after it can be discussed and resolved. DIR(HR) assured that all the demands of JF will be discussed and reviewed on a fortnightly basis. She further reiterated her commitment on withdrawal of vindictive actions of wage cut, charge sheet, memo etc.

Meeting with Joint Sec(Admn), DoT and Director(PSU), DoT on E2, E3 pay scales issue on 19.06.2017: JF leaders met Jt Sec(A) and held discussions on the BSNL reply on the matter. Jt Sec was not aware about the BSNL reply. Immediately he directed Director (PSU) to process the proposal.

Jun
18

Joint Forum Central Executive Committee, Meeting and Resolutions

As per the notification issued by the constituent associations (AIGETOA & SNEA), JF meeting of all CHQ and CS was held at YWCA bhavan, New Delhi on 18th June 2017.

GS and Presidents of both the associations have elaborated the objective of this JF meeting and updated status of main HR issues. Leaders on the dais called for continuation of combined struggle of SNEA and AIGETOA for resolution of HR issues. It was emphasized that CHQ leaders of Both the associations are working in tandem and with excellent mutual trust and discussion on all the HR issues. The leaders have conveyed to carry the same relation and synergy between the leaders of SNEA & AIGETOA at Circle and District levels.
Com. G.L Jogi, Chairman SNEA also addressed the gathering and expressed his happiness over the JF , where two vibrant associations have come together and termed this as historic day for both the associations.
The introductory session of all the CHQ and CS both the associations were held as symbol of unity in JF for resolution of issues.
GS of both the associations have asked views and opinions on future course of action w.r.t ongoing agitation and conduction of combine JF meetings at Circle and SSA levels from the CS of both the association.

The Updates on issues:
1. E2/E3 Std. Scale for JT/SDE : BSNL has sent reply to the queries raised by DOT and now the file is under submission for further process. It was also informed that CMD, Dir HR, and other Directors of BSNL board had a meeting with Hon’ble MOS for communications on 16th June 2017 wherein this issue was also taken up for positive consideration. Hon’ble Minister has responded very positively and toldthat he is well aware of the issue and the same shall be taken care of. JF leaders had also met JS( Admin) at DOT and discussed about further processing of file. The whole process is expected to be completed within next 45 days.
2. 30% SAB : BSNL management has agreed in principle to increase the quantum of SAB and CMD has given clear instructions to complete this process. The exact increase in quantum shall be known only after the final approval of file.
3. LDCE and DPC promotions in all cadres: The main hurdles for promotions are Reservation in promotion issue, SDE RR issue and the DOPT case at Hon’ble Ernakulum High court which are to be taken care while moving ahead with the promotions. With agitation of JF, management has started its action and held discussion with various stake holders including the petitioners of DOPT case at Ernakulum high court. In the reservation in promotion issue where BSNL has to follow DOPT guidelines and has to comply with court judgment on ST/ST Roaster. BSNL management is in the process of filing petition in Ernakulum high court and also working on methodology to deal with Roaster case without affecting any stakeholders to fill all the available vacancies up the maximum possible extent. Eligibility list up the Recruitment year 2005 will be prepared immediately and required data will be called from circles shortly. Action on the extending promotion to all the eligible candidates is underway. All CS are requested to ensure that VCs reaches to BSNLCO. We are expecting a positive breakthrough very soon. With solution to the reservation issue without violating the DoP&T guidelines, promotions from LDCE quota shall also be given. The action plan on the same is ready. The DPCs from JAO to AO, SDE to DE and AO to CAO are also under active consideration. The JAO to AO promotions have reached at conclusive stage.
4. 22820 to Post 2007 JTOs: Management has acknowledged the pay loss for the executives recruited after 2007. JF is actively pursuing the settlement of this issue as it affecting many young executives of BSNL. JF is exploring various methods like E2 Plus some advance increments to achieve this parity.
5. Scrapping of MT and DGM RR: Management has approved the scrapping of DGM RR and MT RRs will also be scrapped by working a methodology of fast track promotions while finalizing policy on implementation of CPSU cadre hierarchy.
6. First Time bound promotions for 4 years: JF is actively pursuing the issue of first time bound promotion in 4 years and moving onto that direction, management has asked data from all the circles for further processing of issue. All the CS are requested to pursue at their circle offices to arrange the required data immediately.
7. Extending E1A and E2A scales notionally to JTO/SDEs of Civil/Electrical/Arch/TF wings and PA/PS cadres w.e.f. 01.10.2000: The matter is being considered by Management Committee and BSNL has agreed to extend E1A and E2A to all such affected executives.

Resolutions
After noting down all the inputs from the house, the following resolutions are adopted.

Resolution 1: It is unanimously resolved that all the vindictive actions shall be strongly opposed. It is resolved that if needed, the agitation on the vindictive actions shall be re-launched if the same are not taken back by management within next few days.
Resolution 2: It is decided to work together on all issues at CHQ/Circle and SSA levels by both SNEA and AIGETOA by forming JF committee at respective levels. All Circes will conduct their combined CECs at Circle level and District level within two months. There will not be any effort of vindictive actions against the members of either side by each other. A feeling of mutual cooperation and cohesiveness shall be developed between both the associations to resolve all the long pending HR issues of BSNL executives. Both the Associations (AIGETOA and SNEA ) will work to progress collectively without harming to one’s respect and with mutual cooperation and trust. The membership grabbing from one side to others will not be encouraged and JF will treat all the members of AIGETOA and SNEA as the members of JF. There will not be any effort of one up man ship.
Resolution 3: As there is movement on all the issues submitted by JF in its notice as stated above and as CMD and Dir HR has assured to review the progress of issue for every 15 days, it is resolved to defer the proposed agitation from 26th June 2017 for 3 months. However if the JF senses of any derail or slowness in progress in resolving issue, it will reconsider its decision to launch its agitation at the earliest possible time. The mode of future agitations will be decided by CHQ keeping in view, the suggestions submitted by various CSs of JF.

After passing the above resolutions, JF leaders met CMD and Dir HR and briefed them about the discussions and resolutions taken as above. CMD and Dir HR appreciated our decision and assured to resolve all the issues within 3 months. They also agreed to review the progress of issues for every 15 days. Accordingly Dir HR instructed Gm SR to arrange the meeting for every 15 days with JF.

 

Jun
16

Team AIGETOA welcomes Kerala CGMT Dr. P T Mathew ITS

 

Team AIGETOA Kerala met our CGMT Dr. P .T Mathew, ITS today. We wished Our respected CGM the very best in his new endeavor . We assured our full hearted support towards the fulfillment of BSNL vision and mission.

Meeting held in a very cordial atmosphere and CGMT pointed the importance of qualified and experienced work force to reach BSNL goals in this competitive environment. We are sure that Kerala BSNL will continue to run in to greater heights under the new dynamic leadership.

CS Saheer formally welcomed CGMT Dr PT Mathew ITS along with VP Maxmilan ,VP Hari kaimal ,ACS Prasad Raj, ACS Vipal prem ,DP Tvm Madhumohan , DS Tvm Sekhar , ADS Satyajose and Exec member Aravind.

CGMT asked to implement discussion forum for kerala employees. Our office bearers gave various suggestions ,which Sir noted down positively.
Various fields especially like EB, NIB, Mobile Services & Transmission were discussed.

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Jun
15

Meeting with Regional EPF Commissioner , Trivandrum

CS & team met EPFO commissioner and sections at Trivandrum today for enquire about the status of implementation procedure of Full Pension Option of EPS. As per Trivamdrum EPF authorities, the matter for payment Full pension option to employees who are working beyond 2014 , is still require clarification from their head office. The needed software modifications also awaited. Once the clarification is received, the option will be taken from employees.

We requested EPFO authorities for arranging a class for enlightening employees of BSNL . The same will be considered in next month.

Jun
12

Meeting with CMD, BSNL and DIR(HR) on 12.06.2017:

 JF leaders had detailed discussion with CMD/BSNL and DIR(HR) on....

a) the reply to be sent to the queries made by DoT on E2 and E3 pay scales proposal. After the discussion, a detailed reply has been sent to DoT for the approval of only the part I of the BSNL proposal dated 06.06.2016 for revision of E1A and E2A pay scales by standard pay scales of E2 and E3 w.e.f 01.01.2007 which is part of 2nd PRC implementation. Part II of the proposal for upgradation of other scales will be taken up at the time of 3rd PRC.

b) 30% Superannuation benefit for BSNL directly recruited employees. During the previous discussions, management in principle agreed to consider our demand. Now the Unions and Associations also demanded the same in the recent trade union notice and we could muster their support in this regard. JF leaders strongly pleaded for increasing the present BSNL contribution from 23% to full 30%. Both CMD and DIR(HR) assured that management is positively considering the demand for increasing the contribution and asked the concerned section to work out the details. It is a very very positive development today.

Jun
08

Update on CECs of 8th June

AIGETOA Circle CEC was held prior to combined JF CEC. Our beloved GS Sri. Ravisheel Verma chaired the meeting and we had elaborated discussion and clarification session on various issues. The issues / points by members, were duly clarified by GS & Circle team.


Combined JF CEC

In JF CEC both associations GS updated current status of our demands like E2-E3,SAB,Promotion etc and strategies to be adopted for the coming joint forum strikes. Both GS were very confident about resolving the issues within six months.

They urge the entire CEC and members , to give continue support from JF side till the demands of executives in the present agitation are settled

Circle Committee extends its warm gratitude to each and everyone who participated in the combined CEC & Open Session which made the event​ a successful one.

During JF Meeting session, our Beloved GS Shri Ravisheel Verma handed over a certificate for a financial assistance to our Tvm member, Shri Jibin, as decided in last CEC at Calicut. The amount stands a little over Rupees 2.5 lakhs as of now. AIGETOA Kerala is thankful to all members who voluntarily cooperated to this humble cause.

We hope a combined, teamwork would yield quick results for all the burning issues in all P-P-P matters.

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Jun
03

Emergency CEC meeting scheduled on 8th June

An emergency CEC Combined with SNEA  decided to conduct  at YMCA Hall, Chittoor Rd, Ernakulam on 8th June 2017 at 10AM. All District Office Bearers, All CEC Members are requested to take  part in the meeting without failure.

In the afternoon, an open session would be held. Our beloved GS, Shri Ravisheel Verma will address the session. All members are requested to attend the open session. District Secretaries are requested to give maximum publicity among our members.

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Jun
01

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We deeply mourn the sad demise of Father of Sri. Haridasan, Ex. ACS&CFS AIGETOA Kerala. We pray to the almighty to give strength to the family. May his soul rest in peace.

May
31

Two days Dharna program withdrawn

After detailed discussion with management, the two days Dharna from tomorrow withdrawn. All vindictive actions will be reconsidered/withdrawn.

 

As per the directions of JF CHQ LUNCH HOUR DEMO will be held at Circle HQ and Dist HQs on 1/6/2017 ( which is the continuation of earlier call on all Thursday's LHD till resolution of our demands) . Earnest effort should be taken to bring all members to the program and make the LHD programme a grand success.

 

May
31

Two Day Dharna against Vindictive actions against JF Leaders..

All are requested to prepare and make the two day Dharna a grand success. When Executive fraternity is fighting for their rights to live with self respect, vindictive actions against it's selfless leaders is disheartening and uncalled for. Joint Forum comprising AIGETOA and SNEA, therefore decided to hold a two day Dharna against management decisions to serve notice to GS, AIGETOA​ Shri Ravisheel Verma and Others.

 All DS/DPs are requested to ensure 100% participation of our members. All are to assemble at corresponding CIrcle/SSA head quarters by 9.30am on 1st and 2nd of June 2017 till office closing hours.

Let's all come together, show our strength and unity.

 

May
30

UPDATES ON MEETING WITH PS TO HON MOSC

 

Meeting with PS to Hon MoSC:

PS to Hon MOSC called the BSNL Management and Jt Forum for a combined meeting on the standard pay scales issue. DoT earlier rejected the BSNL proposal of E2 and E3 scales and approved E1 and E2 scales, demoting the basic cadres of JTO/JAO and SDE/AO equivalent. DoT had taken a stand that E1A and E2A scales were approved only for the absorbed Executives and not for new rects. For BSNL directly rect employees or those who got promotion after 01.10.2000, E1 and E2 scales are applicable.

Initially management had discussions with Shri Nitheswar Kumar, IAS and PS to MoSC and explained the issues in detail for about 20 minutes. DIR(HR), PGM(Estt) and DGM(Estt) participated in the discussion. BSNL explained to the PS that E1A and E2A pay scales were approved for all the Executives w.e.f 01.10.2000, irrespective of absorbed or promoted or new recruitment. On 2nd PRC implementation, BSNL proposed replacement scales for E1A and E2A, initially. This was rejected by DoT and DPE in 2011 and 2014. Subsequently BSNL proposed E1A to E2 and E2A to E3 pay scales with cascading effect. There is no proposal from BSNL for lowering the pay scales to E1 and E2. Earlier proposal of BSNL demanding cascading effect is withdrawn now and BSNL proposal is only E2 and E3 scales. While doing so, the basic features of EPP will be protected, BSNL told the PS. Lowering the pay scales will affect retention of existing talent and recruitment also. It created huge unrest in the company. The PO issued by DoT to be reconsidered, and BSNL proposal of E2 and E3 scales w/o cascading effect is to be approved, BSNL demanded.

After the presentation by BSNL, PS called JF for combined meeting along with management. JF told PS that about 42000 Executives working in JTO/JAO, SDE/AO equivalent cadres demoted by the lowering of pay scales to E1 and E2. About 15000 Executives recruited after 01.01.2007 facing a reduction in pay to the tune of Rs 10,000 per month. Our demand is to revise E1A and E2A scales with E2 and E3 scales respectively w.e.f 01.01.2007. There is no proposal of E1 and E2 scales from BSNL. The financial implications are bare minimum, just 44 Cr per annum. On financial implications, PS commented that it is a very small amount and it is not an issue at all.

The discussions were very positive and PS is very much convinced on the issue and assured positive action. He further directed BSNL management to explain the issue to the new Secretary also as Secretary is having a big role to play. Then take the JF also for the meeting with Secretary.

May
30

JF WRITES TO CMD BSNL...

JF writes to CMD regarding the Strong protest against the repressive measures and vindictive actions against the Executives and attack on the Trade Union rights and also regarding the Massive two days Dharna on 01.06.2017 and 02.06.2017 by Joint Forum of BSNL Executives Associations in protest against the repressive measures...

JF letter to CMD BSNL. Click here for the letter

May
29

JOINT MEETING OF CHQ & CS OF JOINT FORUM ON 17th - 18th JUN 17 AT NEW DELHI

Joint meeting of CSs and CHQ Office bearers of the Joint Forum will be conducted on 17th and 18th June, 2017 at Delhi. Reservations may be done accordingly..

May
29

EMERGENCY CEC AT NEW DELHI ON 31ST MAY 2017

Emergency Central Headquarter Executive Committee Meet of AIGETOA CHQ to be held on 31st May'2017 at New Delhi. Click here for notice

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Office Bearers

Circle President
Sri. Gireesh T
SDE, Calicut
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Circle Secretary
Sri. Saheer S
SDE, Trivandrum
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Circle Finance Secretary
Sri. Ansal Mohammed C H
SDE, Kottayam
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Assistant Circle Secretary
Sri. Abdul Basith
Sri. Denny S
Sri. Vipal Prem
Sri. Prasad Raj RV
Assistant Circle President
Sri. Hari S
Sri. Maxmilan K
Sri. Ratheesh Ponnappan
Sri. Anand Ramakrishnan
CWC Member
Sri. Ramachandran V K
Exec Member
Sri. Krishnakumar
Sri. Madhu R V
Trivandrum SSA

Trivandrum

President
Sri.Madhumohan.H
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Secretary
Sri.Shekhar S Nair
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Finance Secretary
Sri.Sooraj B S
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Kollam SSA

Kollam

President
Sri. Sunil Castroe
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Secretary
Sri.Firaz M
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Finance Secretary
Sri.Hari R Chandran
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Pathanamthitta SSA

Pathanamthitta

President
Sri. VENU A V
SDE (G) VECHOOCHIRA
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Secretary
Sri. Manoj.T
JTO BSS Adoor
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Finance Secretary
Sri. Sreejith.C.V
SDE BSS Pathanamthitta
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Kottayam SSA

Kottayam

President
Sri. Arun K G
Secretary
Sri. George Johns
Finance Secretary
Sri. Krishnakumar P R

Alappuzha SSA

Alappuzha

President
Sri.Sunil Kumar S
SDE NQM ALP
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Secretary
Sri.Subiksh T Surendran
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Finance Secretary
Sri. Shinojkumar K.T
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Ernakulam SSA

Ernakulam

President
Sri.Bijoy R
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Secretary
Sri. Suneer

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Sri. Cijo P Joseph
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Thrissur SSA

Thrissur

President
Sri.Baiju
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Secretary
Sri. Amruth
JTO AT Thrissur
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Finance Secretary
Sri. Chandra Kumar
JTO BB Thrissur
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Palakkad SSA

Palakkad

President
Sri.Niaz.S
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Sri.Ponpradeep
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JTO(TRANSMISSION)
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Malappuram SSA

Malappuram

President
Sri. Abbas P.M
SDE(NQM)MS, Manjeri
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Sri.Rejith Sebastin
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Sri.Vijay
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Kozhikode SSA

Kozhikode

President
Sri. Samel Prasad
JTO, Meppayur
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Secretary
Sri.Sahir K
SDE OCB Mananchira
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Finance Secretary
Sri. Binoj C B
JTO Badagara
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Kannur SSA

Kannur

President
Sri. Anil Kani
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Secretary
Sri. Muhammedali M C
SDE, Marketing Kannur
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Finance Secretary
Sri. Sudeep C
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