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JTO to SDE Promotions : SCR sent from KL Circle

At last KL Circle could send the DPC particulars required to Corporate office today. Many hurdles and lethargic approach was observed on coordinating the same, from various corners. Except AIGETOA No other association were seen in any corner for any support. The special efforts from AIGETOA Core members are really appreciable.
Now the particulars have been signed by the committee, and soft copy sent to Corporate Office. This is only the first step on struggle, which has been successfully completed. We hope to get the orders at the earliest with the active support and persuasion of our GS and CHQ team
Team AIGETOA Kerala.


AT LAST, THE MIGHTIEST CAME TO ITS SENSES

We are happy to note the change in stand of the mightiest. Now they have accepted that the promotion orders can be issued for the JTOs recruited for a particular recruitment year, provided all the JTOs in that rect year is able to cover in the promotion order.

The facts and merits of the case and promotion issue has been emphasized time and again to the management and during last many meetings held with the HR group. We have categorically explained that the Hon'ble Ernakulam High Court order states that promotion should be in a ratio 1:1 and within the stream; the prevailing appointment orders/promotion prevails i.e. seniority has to be decided as per prevailing recruitment rules within the cadre.

We have been able to explain and emphasize before the management for filling up all the vacancies even if it requires up-gradation of the posts to cover up all the eligible JTOs for promotion.

The biggest hurdles in the way of executing promotions have at last come to terms and are speaking in line with the AIGETOA's voice.This is another matter that still they are unable to digest the truth and that they have inflicted the damage already, but still we hope that this good sense will prevail and they will not try to create more hurdles.

AIGETOA is completely committed to the cause of BSNL recruits and will ensure that the promotions are issued immediately for all eligible BSNL recruits. We are the only association, who has been speaking on behalf of all eligible candidates and for filling up all the available vacancies.

UPDATE ON CASE FOR REPLACEMENT OF PAY SCALES

As per direction of Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh while disposing off the AIGETOA's contempt petition filed against DoT, Fresh OA has been filed at Hon'ble CAT bench of Chandigarh challenging the P.O. Issued by DOT for settlement of Intermediary Pay Scales of E1A and E2A. We know that there was a lot of apprehension and anxiety amongst the executives specially those who were members of AIGETOA as almost 5 months have passed since the Hon'ble Court gave direction for filing a fresh OA. This was a deliberate delay as we were waiting for DPE's reply on the clarification sought by DoT after a series of meetings with Hon'ble MoC. We wanted to ensure that the case filed should be a rugged and substantive case and not like others who file cases just for fun or for seeking the attention of the similarly placed candidates. We believe in genuine persuasion and not indulge in stunt making on websites. That was the reason, we were silently working on these cases which will ensure and define the future of all BSNL recruits if disposed of in favor of AIGETOA. While we have been pursuing the replacement of non standard scales with standard scales of E2 and E3 at Chandigarh, we have been pursuing for replacement of E1 scale with E2 scale at Hon'ble Ernakullam CAT. These cases will benefit all JTOs/JAOs, whether freshly recruited in E1 or whether recruited earlier in E1A scales.

The recent letter by DoT is just an afterthought script to save them in Std Pay Scale CONTEMPT case which they have committed by issuing referred PO in response to the Court Notices during original case of Std Pay Scale. Almost everybody knew that BSNL had its own JTO around 4500 already working before finally absorbing DoT staff in March 2004. Further, great thing to notice is that "Taking cue from the DoT Letter, Some corners have started the old rhetoric of E1 scale being decided for the BSNL recruits at the time of BSNL formation, while the fact is that this song is being sung only to prove some of their own historic blunders & wrongdoing to 'their act of benevolence'."

DOT surely knew that BSNL or DoT both could NOT give anything less than E1A to BR JTO as it would have not stood the test of law and especially in the light of the fact that at the time of notifying new IDA scales in 2004, BSNL had a staff of its own already working with such high numbers - 4500 after 2K1 & 2K2 Rectt. Yes, we do accept the notion of DoT that BSNL was free to devise their own scales for their own recruited JTO may be E2 or even E2A or even E3, but giving separate scale to BSNL recruits was not acceptable to our seniors, not because of act of benevolence but in light of the fact that different scales to BSNL recruits could not have been given without separating the two streams as two different cadres. Creating 2 separate Cadres could have only allowed BSNL to give different Pay Scales (either way out - Giving lower or higher to BR vis-a-vis DoT Absorbees) escaping judicial scrutiny of Equal Work Equal Pay. It is all clear but we are amazed at how brazenly they are still playing saviors!

The notesheet of DoT and BSNL & interim correspondence of all stakeholders and other records during the course of such negotiations from early 2000 up-to July 2003 will certainly reveal all this. Separate Cadres were avoided by both BSNL/DoT & existing functional associations of DoT in BSNL fearing the obvious repercussions it could have in future i.e. Separate Service Conditions for BSNL recruits.

DoT is writing that BSNL Erred in giving E1A to Fresh BSNL recruitswhile the presidential order issued by DOT in year 2003 shows that DOT itself has granted approval of E1A to existing BSNL recruited JTOs. Seems DoT itself had ERRED in giving that order 'in exercise of the powers conferred by the Article 145 of AoA of BSNL' and in the process they are perhaps indicating that Erroneous Presidential Orders have been issued.

And it took DoT, 18 long years to "dig-out" that Absorbed Executives from DoT to BSNL were eligible for E1A + Govt. Pension and same set of Absorbers to MTNL were eligible for E2 without Govt. Pension And BSNL erred (Without consent or knowledge of DoT !? ) in offering E1A to their own recruited 4500 JTOs.

It is like writing script/design of an invention after watching it displayed in front of you & then claiming patent also ! And yes Perhaps MTNL also would have erred in giving E2 to their recruited JTO. And Presidential orders issued in 2003 was also issued erroneously in while exercising his powers conferred in Article 145 of AoA of BSNL in doing so.

More intriguing the fact that the mightiest claimants and so called saviors instead of analyzing and discussing the course of action to set the things in right perspective, started passing the buck to other associations and in the process accepting the notion offered by DoT. And they call themselves the saviors and mightiest. Time for introspection for them and their supporters.

Despite the throwing the towel in the ring by the mightiest,AIGETOA HAS KEPT THE ISSUE ALIVE AND WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO. WE ARE DETERMINED TO GO TO THE LAST EXTENT AND FIGHT THIS GENUINE ISSUE TILL SUPREME COURT.

In the meanwhile, our team has also taken up the case of 22820 in legal way and we are in the process of filing a case and preliminary steps in this regard has already been initiated. We will ensure that this issue takes it logical conclusion and provides respite to the executives facing pay loss. We thank you Sh Surendra Kumar Ji for the support extended on this case.

SCR/ APAR of JTOs till YOR-2008

Today Sri.Saheer(CS), Sri.Prasad Raj(ACS), Sri.Sathya Jose(ADS,TVM) met DGM(HR) , Circle office regarding the Screeening Committee report and APAR w.r.t SCF promotion upto 2008 Batch JTOs. It is informed that Kerala circle is ready to send the report to Corporate Office on 18th of this month. All DS/DPs are requested to coordinate with BAs for pending cases(all pending cases are belonging to BSNL Recruits) and send it by tomorrow or by Monday. The one year pending e-apar of STR may also be sent in time.


Update on JTO pay scale upgradation Rejoinder

The Rejoinder filed at Hon CAT, Ernakulam for JTO Scale upgradation to E2 , is posted to 16/10/2018 for further hearings


The Workshop on Robotics & AI arranged and coordinated by AIGETOA Kerala

The programme on 8/9/18 was a truly eventful one without letting down our expectations.The event registration was 76 with almost all of the parents staying along with their wards till the end of the programme.The attendance was so huge and diverse.The trainers were of the opinion that many of the attendees were very knowledgeable about the branch of science more than what was expected out of their age. 

 

The programme started with  welcome address by AIGETOA Circle Secretary Shri Saheer S. The inaugural lighting of the lamp by the guests of honour -  Dr Shri. JyothiSankar ITS (GM EB/ S&M-CM), Shri Robin Poddar (GM HR & Admin) , Shri Surendrakumar Vikraman (President, RobotiX Institute, TN,USA) along with our CS Shri Saheer S and Trivandrum DP Shri Madhumohan H. 

 

Dr Sri.Jyothi Sankar GM, addressed the young crowd on the seem less possibilities of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, while Shri Robin Poddar GM shed light on real-life application of robotics to young kids.

 

Once into the session, Shri Surendrakumar asked the young minds to feel free and operate on the robotics kits that were brought down by him, of course, assisted by his tutors and himself. The kids and parents alike moved around the entire work area interacting with the tutors gathering knowledge and hands on experience with the robotics apparatus. Quoting one of the trainers,  “The kids are so brilliant that their questions really leave us thinking and need for update in our current knowledge level". 

The chief trainer and one of the patrons of RobotiX institute USA, Shri Surendrakumar said that it one of the best student crowd he has addressed.

 
 

The candidates and parents were served with refreshments during the available free time during the session. At the end each participant candidate was served with a certificate from RobotiX institute USA. Upon the close of the event , all candidates and their parents expressed sincere gratitude to all the tutors and event manager AIGETOA, leaving smiles all around.

 
 

AIGETOA TVM conducting workshop on Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

AIGETOA has always been on the proactive to embark on socially responsible tasks, over its existence. The latest of our programme is imparting training in the latest and trending technologies in the information industry to candidates from various sections of the society.

As a humble gesture of our commitment to BSNL fraternity, we are conducting a single day workshop in Robotics & Artificial Intelligence, absolutely free of cost, for children in the age group 7-17 years, of all BSNL staff. This will be held in RTTC seminar hall, in officer quarters block on 08/09/18 between 0900-1300 hrs.

The workshop shall be presented by industry experts from USA, who are successfully running training institutions in NewJersey and Tennessee under the trade name Robotix Institute. All the required sophisticated trainer kits and display panels are being brought by them which will be used during the session. The half day workshop shall be touching on basic and functional aspects of robotics and AI to put the spark in fresh minds. As we are expecting a large crowd we have to restrict the session to the bare minimum.

As a continuation, we will conduct further workshops to impart detailed hands-on training to talented children among the attendees of the programme

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BSNL Kerala Donates Rs.2.15 Crore to Chief Minister's Relief Fund

When Kerala is going through the worst hit floods of the Century, as it happened elsewhere in the Country BSNL stood to serve the country men, and kept India connected. The near uninterrupted service was invaluable as many lives could be saved with the coverage they had at the time of adversity.

Apart from selfless service rendered during the flood times, BSNL employees once again extends our arms to support those who lost their livelihood, houses, and properties by contributing one day’s salary to the flood victims as a small, humble gesture.

The AUAB leaders and Our CGMT Shri PT Mathew met respected Chief Minister of Kerala, Shri Pinarayi Vijayan and handed over a Sum of Rs 2.15 Cr to Chief Minister's Relief Fund on 29th August 2018.

AUAB Convener and CGMT Kerala handed over the DD. CS, AIGETOA Sri. Saheer, CS, BSNLEU, Shri  Santhosh Kumar , CS SNEA Shri. Santhoshkunar, CS, AIBSNLEA, Shri. Shaji, CS, SEWA Shri. B.Susheelan, CS NFTE Shri. Mohanakumar, ACS FNTO Shri. Thomas George were part of AUAB Team.

PGM(F) Shri. Kulanthai Vel and GM Dr Shri. Jyothi Sankar were also present.