GS letter to CMD for MT withdrawal

GS AIGETOA Writes to CMD BSNL regarding MT Recruitment notification issued vide notification No. 74-1 (1)/2018Rectt dated 11.12.2018 and No. 74-1 (2)/2018-Rectt dated 11.12.2018 - an exercise to virtually kill the career aspirations of thousands and thousands of BSNL Executives, One Side Rights with respect to Promotions, Pension and Pay are being denied to BSNL recruits on the pretext of Financial Viability and on the other side BSNL is recruiting Management Trainees above them by ignoring the huge in house Talent.

Letter to CMD BSNL.Click here letter

Review petition on JTO to SDE promotions

It is learnt that a review petition is filed by BSNL management at Hon HC,  Ernakulam. It is very much surprising that the review is filed on the judgement  after 

1. A partial set of around 3139 promotions were already executed for absorbee executives on 15/6/18 ( many such  people got JTO cadre posting  after joining of BSNL Recruit JTOs) 

2. A contempt petition is on the verge of completion  in the same matter,  where already the respondents were served with Rule-8 proceedings for wilful disobedience of court directions.

While our association is trying it's best possible efforts to get promotions for all the BSNL recruited JTOs , it's a matter of disappointment that some corners are still trying deliberately to delay the promotions with their consistent works and egoistic attitude. Just now we came across a web update where in they mentioned that court cases have been filed by individuals who have already got promoted. Perhaps in their quest for one upmanship again when promotions are almost near finality, they have forgotten that lead applicant who happens to be a 2001 batch BSNL Recruit and others are 2007-8 batch recruits. We can understand, how would they know as they are least bothered about what happens to a BSNL Recruit. We thought that they may have taken some que from the awkward position in which they were placed in recently concluded AIC and will now atleast start working the welfare of BSNL recruits only, but that was our optimistic thought only which is far away from reality. Still they are indulging into negative propaganda and they will never learn either.

The  filing of this review petition is intended to just delay the procedures and nothing positive thoughts can be seen about it. At the same time without a contempt petition by applicants at Hon HC,  under the misguidance of some corners and some officers , management themselves have invited that a contempt be heard at Hon HC also.

This association had been in constant discussions with various stake holders and management,  even without any doubt we are sure that if BSNL want to make the promotions,  the entire vacancies can be filled up  in no time as SCR/APAR works are almost completed with continuous follow up of AIGETOA. But things are being derailed every now and then, just because of over intelligence  of certain officers present in the loop. We have been consistently thwarting their efforts for derailment right from the day when eligibility particulars were called for upto 2008 recruitment year. We had to actually indulge in one to one fight to get that letter issued. At that time also, one very intelligent group called this exercise as mere eyewash for reasons best known to them. Today that step resulted into initiation of DPC process before July 1 which made it possible for us to reach upto this point else half cooked CPSU hierarchy would have been slapped on us.

We would like to affirm once again that we are very close to our goal despite efforts to derail the process from Foes as well as friends ( Beneficiaries). We will make all efforts to ensure that management agrees for issuance of promotion orders without any further delay as they need to file their course of action in Hon’ble CAT Ernakullam also. 
We have kept the pressure on through pursuasions, meetings, follow ups, exploring possibilities, submitting suggestions with actual data and calculations and advising for next course of action to break the impasse. We are keeping a close watch on the developments in Court also. 
Yes, we do agree that we are not indulging in what’s app heroism and pursuasions through telephonic messages as we believe in one to one persuasion. We work for the issue and not for heroism.
We know that our efforts are being further made difficult by some very enthusiastic executives who have been circulating messages to the contrary and confusing management just for the sake of politics over the issue. We are surprised by their actions of hobnobbing with those who are actually responsible for the delay. If we close our eyes for one day, very same day they will make the promotions impossible. We are working to ensure that almost all executives upto RY 2008 gets promoted. We have proposed to include all such executives by making a panel against future vacancies so that none of the executives are left behind.

We once again reaffirm our commitment to get the promotion orders issued without any further delay and we shall be taking all necessary steps to ensure this.


The Circle Executive committee meeting of AIGETOA Kerala will be held at Bank Employees Hall, Ernakulam on 8th Dec.

Letter to Dir HR for promotion in SDE SCF quota

GS writes to Dir HR regarding issuance of promotion/posting orders of SDE SCF quota.

Letter to Dir HR. Click here


JTO to SDE DPC Contempt Case Update

Hon. CAT EKM heard BSNL side who argued to get exemption on personal appearance clause. BSNL side also pleaded to not to hear applicant side arguments as the contempt case is between Hon’ble court and respondent. Hon’ble Court again clarified their stand and observed that the action made by respondents was intentional which lead to contempt. Accordingly without hearing the applicant, any exemption can not be granted.

The case is adjourned to hear the applicants on 3rd Dec 2018, Monday. In the meanwhile GS AIGETOA met GM Pers and apprised him of the development. GS AIGETOA again emphasised that issuing the promotion orders and executing the Interim order is the only feasible solution and requested to consider the same on priority. Arguments from applicant side will be done on Monday, the 3rd December 2018.

Update on Legal fight for JTORR-14 ,Pay Scale Protection/Upgradation

The rejoinder hearing with JTO RR-14 for Pay Scale Upgradation to E2 , further posted on to 3/1/2019 at Hon CAT, Ernakulam. This association is making efforts for an early detailed hearing before Christmas Holidays. As expected, other Associations, who were eager to implead many cases which were against BSNL Recruit's interests, like seniority, promotion, qualification weightage are not seen here to support the cause, as these are affecting BRs only.!

Update on JTO to SDE promotions

AIGETOA is doing all out efforts/deliberrations to get the promotions executed in DPC Quota for JTO to SDE after Collecting of entire related documents and details which were required for DPC process. We had a couple of meeting with our CMD also and we could appraise him the facts and cleared the misleading information forced from some corners to stall the promotions.

The contempt petition on the issue also may be heard on 30/11/2018, where the submission from BSNL side expected positively for execution of promotions. Today GS AIGETOA Met GM pers with regard to the promotion issue. Management clearly informed that they haven't linked any new aspect to the promotion. They emphasised that BSNL will be submitting its affidavit in the court and thereafter based on the the court Direction, BSNL will initiate the action.

It is learnt that still dark forces are in play to deny the rightful promotions by any means, and this association can't accept it further more. We have waited for long. It's a matter of disappointment that, despite clear directions from Hon Courts, promotions were given only to absorbee JTOs . We are awaiting the developments on or straight after 30/11/18 and if the matter linger more, as per the resolution of recently concluded AGM at Culcatta, the conclusive and decisive action shall be initiated to enforce our delayed and so far denied justice in SDE Promotions. As per prevailing assurances from management side, we are expecting favorable action.

Realisation of GTI in BSNL : Analysis of facts vis-a-vis claims and counter claims

It is noticed that there are many to claim the credit for the introduction of GTI in BSNL and we are not interested in disputing the claim by any section. However we would like to place some basic facts with w.r.t the issue, so that all can make an informed opinion on the issue.

A compensation scheme to the immediate family member of BSNL recruit in the event of his or her unfortunate death while in service was a priority issue for AIGETOA since its inception. Many letters and attempts of persuasion with management can be seen in our archives too. However some points are mentioned below for easy recollection.

AIGETOA was pursuing with management for introduction of Corporate Group Insurance Scheme for BSNL recruits along with 30% SAB since 2011. The stoppage of BSNL GSLIS 2005 w.e.f 30/07/2014 gave further impetus to the move.

Following the unfortunate case of death of some of our own colleagues and seeing the difficulty being faced by their families, we became more vociferous in our demand for the same from 2015.

A letter written by AIGETOA in June 2016 on the subject is available here.

Group Corporate Term Insurance Policy.

http://aigetoachq.org/downloads/GS Letters/3_Letter Term Insurance.doc

A second letter written by AIGETOA in Sep 2016 has suggested two proposals

Death Relief Scheme-Group Corporate Term Insurance.

http://aigetoachq.org/downloads/GS Letters/23_Superannuation Benefits & Other relief Schemes to the deceased BSNL recruited employees.pdf

(i) a contributory death relief scheme for BSNL recruit similar to other PSUs and

(ii) a corporate Group Term Insurance Policy for BSNL recruit for a nominal amount with BSNL paying the premium.

The matter was put up for examination by CA cell after our suggestion and request. The various news item on our website can be referred to. No other association even knew about this term, implementing was a far flung thing for them. So if any body thinks and claims that they are the brains behind this scheme, let them do it. We don't bother as resolution of the issue is more important thing than claiming the credit.

Anyways, coming to the claim that it started with one association coming as majority after referendum, only thing which changed after referendum was that the word Corporate ie contribution by department for GTI was replaced by self financed GTI by executives.

What has changed with the introduction of Membership verification of executives in later half of 2016 is that main stream associations started demanding GTI for all executives on a self contribution basis changing the original demand of Corporate GTI to Self Financed GTI, by even replacing GSLIS. Please note that each change suggested had substantial cost and time overruns. We are confident that with this all have wisdom to decide who has done what for GTI.

While we are constrained that membership fees paid by our own brethren are used by them against the welfare of BSNL recruits, we take pride in doing what is best possible in the available circumstance for BSNL recruits. We are also thankful to all those who has supported us overtly and covertly in our fight for welfare of BSNL recruits. Our next step is to ensure the GTI for BSNL recruited non executives also and we have already started our pursuasion with management for the same.

In the meanwhile, further queries have been raised by some members. Accordingly we have prepared another set of FAQs containing updated queries from members. Click here for the FAQs

FAQ on GTI (Group Term Insurance) to be implemented by BSNL

The options for Group Term insurance are shortly going to be called for. Many queries are being raised by our members across India for clarification on various points. AIGETOA has tried to compile all the queries and has prepared a FAQ list and their possible answers with the help of persons dealing the issue and LIC representatives. It will be pertinent to inform that while others claim credit for the settlement of BR issues and keep uttering big big words on their website, AIGETOA does serious work on ground for the issues. We don't believe in blowing the trumpet only..we believe in doing work.

Update on Meeting of General Secretaries of AUAB

During meeting of General Secretaries of AUAB, the issue of settlement of pending benefits of 2nd PRC raised by AIGETOA was thoroughly discussed. GS AIGETOA apprised the house of the prevailing sentiments of BSNL recruits with regard to the issues of Pending 2nd PRC benefits. Forum highlighted that adhering to deadline of 30th November 2018 is not possible as it has to be approved by DoT and BSNL but they committed that unless resolution of pending issues of 2nd PRC benefits are settled, Forum will not agree to any resolution on other points. Accordingly, It was resolved in the house that unless the settlement of Pending 2nd PRC benefits is reached, no settlement will be agreed upon by AUAB with management/DoT on other issues. AIGETOA thanked Forum leader for the firm assurance and resolution taken in house.

Issue of inclusion of another constituent of Forum of BSNL Recruited Employees ie SNATTA was also discussed. Convener and Chairperson of AUAB shall be issuing a formal letter to SNATTA.