Tactics for blockade of career progression/promotions of BSNL recruits :

To the total dismay of BSNL Recruit JTOs, all on a sudden, some sections invented that some clarity lag on seniority fixation or rather creating purposeful ambiguity to delay the entire process. The move was unfortunate at the same time irrational and against thousands of BSNL recruits ( DR JTOs and LICE JTOs ) who aspire to get their claim on SCF promotions. Hon Court directed on the clarity of interpolation of excess Promotees who occupied JTO vacancies in excess of PR Quota w.r.t direct recruit JTOs, which in turn mutually beneficial to DR JTOs and BR LICE JTOs in the equal line.

We request to those who create confusions, to have a thorough reading and interpretation of judgement, failing which we can help them out. The blockade of career progression / promotions of BSNL recruits which have been happening for years should not go any forward. We can understand the desperation, as JTO to SDE DPCs & List 8 DPCs are on the go where majority (more than 90%) clearance would be BSNL recruits.

The same tactics was used for the pay parity issue taken for post 2007/08 batches. Despite knowing the fact after JTO RR-14 (which they themselves agreed to E1 scale) joinees will be eligible for E2 scale to the maximum , the management´┐Żs move for anomaly fixation was derailed by quoting the whole lot and in turn nothing happened till now. AIGETOA is into legal fight for pay anomaly correction & standard pay scales from that time. We are very much sure, with active and pragmatic support from all, we will be able to clinch this issue also.

The same tactics were, when BRs were to get SAB from at least w.e.f 1-1-2007, quoting financial implications and it took much time to recoup the starting point for BSNL recruits towards pending Superannuation benefits. AIGETOA is into legal fight for pending SAB & Medical benefits for BSNL recruits from that time.

Now again touching the career aspirations of BSNL recruits, in a time - where all the seniors enjoyed the promotions, unnecessary confusion is totally unwarranted . AIGETOA is not against any promotions at the same time we will fight it out to the maximum extent against any move to derail the career progression of BSNL recruits. ENOUGH is ENOUGH and hope that the point is clear. The act which squarely affect industrial harmony may not be resorted into by any manner. We once again hope that the targeted intentions will be changed to pragmatic way and good sense will prevail.

GS Writes to Director HR in order to clear confusion raised by some over Hon'ble Ernakullam Highcourt Judgement - A move to delay the ongoing Promotions of JTO (T) to SDE (T) under SCF quota. Click here for Letter

Update on Contempt petition on JTO SCF Promotions without 1:1

The contempt petition on 1:1 Seniority case , was heard in detail at Hon.CAT , Ernkulam today. Hon Court Observed that the directions were not complied by BSNL and reminded that Court has the power to call personal appearance of respondents viz CMD & GM ( Pers). 

Now Hon Court directed BSNL to file the affidavit on the request from Sr Counsel,  from BSNL. Next hearing posted to 10/07/2018


Early expedition of AIEL & VC Particulars

We have represented the matter, for early preparation of Gradation particulars and VC submissions to Corporate office, with CGMT Kerala. The work need to be executed at warfoooting basis, as DPC to SDET is the only promotion aspect, which need to be executed at the earliest for BR JTOs.

Click here for the letter submitted

Deepest condolences...

Smt. Janaki, mother of Shri. Ramachandran, CWC Member & Ex CS passed away at around 12.30AM on 29.6.2018 at their residence, Shornur, (1km from Railway Station)
Cremation at 12:30 pm today at Santhitheeram near Bharathapuzha (Cheruthuruthy Palam).

AIGETOA, Kerala expresses it's deepest condolences and prays to the Almighty to provide him & his family sufficient strength and courage to tide over the crisis and for bearing this irreparable loss. We pray that the eternal soul may rest in peace.

Update on meeting at Sr. GM (FP) :

GS and VP(HQ) met Sr.GM(FP) and discussed about status of JAO to AO promotion and requested to engage Sr. advocate to defend the case before Ernakulam CAT listed on 29/06/2018. Sr.GM(FP) intimated that BSNL is engaging renowned laywer for this purpose. Probably, promotion order may be issued tomorrow, if Stay is not granted by Ernakulam Court. Further we have discussed the issue of DPC from AO to CAO and requested to take necessary action as requested by earlier to promote all AOs promoted till 2015 to CAO by way of upgrading sufficient numbers of post of JAO to CAO before implementation of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy. Madam assured to look into the matter.

CHQ news...

After strong persuasion of AIGETOA, It is learnt that Director HR has directed Personnel Section to call for APAR and VC particulars for JTO to SDE promotions under seniority cum Fitness Quota. Friends, let’s keep faith and patience in our unity. We will definitely succeed in our endeavours.

SCF Quota Promotions 1:1 Case & JTO to SDE Cader

The contempt petition & execution petition MA was heard in detail today. The counsel for Direct Recruits handled arguments against a Sr. Counsel Engaged by BSNL & Sr. Counsel supported by one section. 
Judgement is reserved for contempt petition after hearing. 

The OA & Connected MAs posted on to 29-6-18

AIEL Called for JTOs till 2008 YOR

Atlast efforts by AIGETOA borne some fruits for issuance of AIEL for remaining vacancies. Now after issuance of Promotions orders for Promotee JTOs,  BSNL calls for eligibility particulars of eligible JTOs for promotion from JTO to SDE under SCF quota in line with Hon’ble Ernakulam Highcourt and CAT. 

Click here for the letter.

Circle Executive Committee meeting scheduled at EKM on 24th June 2018.

AIGETOA Kerala circle Executive Committee meeting scheduled on 24th June(Sunday) at Shikshak Sadan, Ernakulam. All CEC members and all District Office bearers(DS/DP/DFS) requested to take part in the meeting.

Click here for the Notice

JTO to SDE Promotions under SCF Quota:

It's learnt that a contempt petition was moved at Hon CAT Ernakulum - for violation of Hon CAT interim directions given on 14/6/18, which was made in line with HC judgement for effecting 1:1 promotions with DRs and Excess quota occupied PRs Or else through an Integrated AIEL with all eligible JTOs. The case has been posted for detailed hearing on 22nd June 2018.

Interestingly, efforts by some to seek justice for the whole cadre has been highlighted by some as DRs are against promotion of PR Officers. It is informed to one and all that none of the petitioner is interested in seeking stay on already issued promotion orders as all are aware that how difficult, it is to get promotion in BSNL. DRs cannot act in vengeance and hence instead of wasting time in concentrating what others are doing, those corners should concentrate on ensuring promotions to all. We are asking for issuance of promotion orders as per the directions of the court which should have contained the list of DRs also despite the malice agenda of some corners to bar DR from regular promotion list for that we are willing to go to any extent.

It's a fact that recently promoted SCF quota includes almost 3117 PRs and 22 DRs of which around 1700+ PRs, appointed as JTOs from 2001 to 2007 period while interim promotions should have been made to 1:1 as Hon Court judgements which should have contained the name of DRs up to 2007-8 batches. But due to the hasty pacing and quest for not keeping BSNL recruits in the list, they debarred many DRs as well as PRs from promotions despite having vacancies in the tune of thousands. Instead of accepting the fault, now they are trying to malign those who are fighting for DR rights through which even PRs are going to be benefitted.

Instead of working for all who are due for promotions, some corners are still throwing stones against BRs promotions and trying to push them to CPSU to make DRs lose their precious service weightage as well as increments. Yes, AIGETOA is of the firm stand that every DR/BR/PR should get promotions, if he has more than 3 years of eligible service as per SDE RR and if sufficient vacancies are available (more than 7000+ vacancies). We request others to also concentrate on the same instead of maligning others.

Meeting of AIGETOA with Director (HR) on 18th June 2018

As per Schedule, GS AIGETOA Shri Ravi Shil Verma along with VP-III Shri Badri Mehta, VP-IV Shri Vivek Kumar Singh and CHQ Advisor Shri Bashisth Gupta met Director (HR) Smt. Sujata T Ray on 18th June 2018 regarding the seniority cum fitness issue for Direct Recruit JTOs. The meeting was also attended by Shri Keshav Rao-GM (Pers), Shri Manish Kumar - Jt.GM (Pers) and OSD to Director (HR) Shri V K Sinha.

During the meeting, GS AIGETOA categorically stated that the recently issued SCF orders are in complete and blatant violation of Hon'ble Kerala High Court Judgment for following 1:1 ratio between DRs and PRs for executing the promotions during Interim Period. In this regard, GS also showed the certified copy of interim directions dated 14th June 2018 of Hon'ble CAT Ernakulum, wherein they have clearly stated that till the integrated list is finalized, BSNL has to follow 1:1. Click here for the Interim Directions

GS expressed the resentment of DRs for non-inclusion of DRs in the recently issued promotion order on dated 15.06.2018 violating the Hon'ble High Court Ernakulum order which has given opportunity to give promotions to maximum executives which included DRs as well as PRs after a long gap. However, due to undue pressure from some corners and hurried approach, all DRs and many PRs have been left out.

It was stated by GM (Pers) that they have issued the promotion orders for the non-disputed list. GS asked for the basis and documents based on which Personnel Section arrived on this decision that "no extra promotions have been made for the period 1996 to 2000". Even Seniority list was published after the promotion order and the same was uploaded next day. On seeking the number of notified vacancies for the period 1996-2000 in JTO Cadre for DR and PR quota, Personnel section could not tell anything specifically. GS expressed complete discontent on the manner in which Personnel section decided that extra promotions have not been made (in the period 1996-2000) without any concrete documents and vacancy positions and went ahead with issuance of promotion orders of 3139 executives in complete and utter disregard of the Directions of the Hon'ble Courts (Both High court as well as CAT orders).

GS expressed that Pers section has deliberately not included DRs in the recently issued promotion orders in spite of clear cut direction from Hon'ble Ernakulum CAT and Hon'ble High Court just to appease one particular group who have been singing the tunes of parity between LDCE and SCF quota while there is no ban on SCF promotions clubbing the vacancies together. GS told still there is high time to correct the mistake and start the DPC process for remaining DRs and promote quota officers. GS explained Director HR that despite the injustice, AIGETOA is not in favor of blocking the promotional channels for any body and that is the reason, we have not challenged the orders and have instead seeking the promotions for the Left Out DRs. However, if anybody infringes on our rights then we will leave no stone unturned. Therefore, it will be in the best interests of all that remaining seniority cum fitness DPCs should be done before implementation of CPSU policy.

Director HR told that suggestion of AIGETOA for completing the DPC process for all the vacancies till 2017-18 is genuine and directed personal cell to start the DPC process for the remaining vacancies also so that all eligible DR JTOs as well as all eligible promotee quota JTOs can be promoted to SDE post. Madam emphasized that her priority is to promote each and every executive through available vacancies till 2017-18. GS Categorically requested Director HR that the pending DPCs for remaining eligible DRs as well as PRs should be done as per current RR before moving on to CPSU Hierarchy so that they can claim the benefit of being SDE while moving on to CPSU hierarchy i.e. 2 years relaxation in promotion from SDE to Sr. SDE.

Madam, after patiently hearing our grievances, assured GS that pending DPCs will be done before moving onto CPSU policy. She finally directed Pers wing to work out on the promotion through SCF of the remaining vacancies present till i.e. 2017-18. After filling up of all the vacancy through SCF, LDCE quota will also be notified soon for the remaining vacancies. At last Madam assured that CPSU will only take place after issuance of all the promotion order through SCF till 2017-18.

Discussion on footnote 2 relaxation in MSRR and subsequent Judgement from Hon'ble Madras High Court citing weightage and quota for qualification in AGM Cadre also took place. GS requested for weightage of qualification in CPSU policy and also told that qualification bar should be implemented in CPSU also as being done in the case of MS RRs. Madam assured to look in to this issue positively before implementation of CPSU. She asked for input from Personal section in this regard.

Meeting ended on firm and positive note.