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Sep
21

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.


Sep
18

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.

Sep
18

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.

Sep
14

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.


Sep
12

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


Sep
10

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.

 
 
Sep
01

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

Click here to Register


Aug
30

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.

Aug
20

Kerala Relief fund

Dear Friends,

As all of you aware, Our state is facing the worst natural calamity of this century.

8.58 lakh people are rescued and shifted to 5645 relief camps. Telecom, Electricity, road services are severely affected.

In this hour of crisis let us join hands with the people of Kerala by donating voluntarily for the cause.

Those who wants to donate may do so in the following account:

M/s AIGETOA
A/c -4005 220 000 9518
IFSC - SYNB0004351
Syndicate Bank
FORT Branch
TRIVANDRUM-695026

Kindly fill the online form. Click here for online form



Aug
11

Cranky Crocodile Tears- Time for Introspection- Dear Mighty Association

The mightiest association has been repeatedly insisting on their website that AIGETOA activists are the reasons for delay in promotions. They are writing that court case in Ernakulum is the main reason for non happening of the promotions. They are insisting that had this court case not been there, BSNL would have executed the promotions way back. They are even hinting that those filing court cases should be punished. We would like to know from them, what should be the punishment for those who marred the promotions for BSNL recruits for years. Who put the career progression of BSNL recruits into back burners and jeopardized the careers of thousands & thousands of BSNL recruits. What should be the punishment for delaying the CPSU hierarchy for a decade and now advocating for the same when it has lost its relevance. We would also like to ask them what should be the punishment for withholding LDCE promotions for years. It was the efforts of AIGETOA which could break this bottleneck and only thereafter around 12000 executives were promoted within a month.

The deafening cries on their website say the true story. Time and again they have been taking the name of AIGETOA and its members and stating that promotions have been stopped because of the court cases. But in the process they have forgotten that it was them (the so called mightiest) who misguided management to do the opposite of the court direction and face the contempt. In their hurry to execute the promotions for some and deny the chances to BSNL recruits, they forced management to partially execute the court order. If they felt that the Ernakulum Judgment is coming on the way of promotions, why they adopted the shortcut, why they did not asked management to appeal in higher court, why they did not asked management to ask for clarification petition in High Court at that time. With the partial execution of the order, they closed all doors for possible relief from higher courts.

Now they are giving sermons for pragmatism. While forgetting that pragmatism should have been exercised on 14th June 2018 when instead of giving partial promotions, they should have gone for filling up all the available vacancies. Now they are behaving like I have eaten your pie and now you distribute the leftovers amongst all. When Management was planning to execute the list 8, they raised the demand for parity for inclusion of list9 and now they accepted that management should go for partial execution of the lists for Vacancy year 2004-05 as in vacancy year 2005-06, BSNL recruits will be there. This is their idea of pragmatism. If they call this pragmatism, we can never be pragmatic.

They take pride in denouncing those who fight for their rights. We cannot denounce those who fight for their rights. Yes, it's a truth that contempt petition is a big headache and nobody will ever want such situation to occur. But height is that those who created this situation are now preaching sermons and showing sympathy. Management also, instead of realizing the fact that real culprits for this contempt to happen are those who ignored the timely advices from AIGETOA, those who ignored the contempt notices from advocates, those who kept their higher ups in dark. Action should be taken against them.

It appears that some corners which are hell bent on stopping the career progression of BSNL recruits are working overnight to derail the prospects of promotions. They instead of forcing the management to fill up the complete vacancies are guiding them opposite and requesting the management to put the whole promotion aspects in jeopardy forever. They have been continuously and consistently knocking all the doors of management to defame AIGETOA, instead of executing promotions, they are busy in collecting information about the office bearers of AIGETOA with whom GS interacts and for how long.

To some extent they have succeeded in defaming AIGETOA in front of management. Some actions from HR section suggest this. However, we are not perturbed because of this. Our association's foundations stone is ethics and we cannot compromise on that.

With these contrary actions of the so called mightiest association, reversal of those who have been promoted cannot be ruled out. We hope while boasting and justifying the stand, court does not direct for something adverse for those who have already been given promotions in contravention of the court orders. Till date Pragmatic approach has been followed by the deprived lot but when it takes a U Turn, nobody knows what will happen. We sincerely hope that AIGETOA will not be blamed for anything adverse for those who have already been promoted.

We also take this opportunity to congratulate all those BSNL Recruits who have been watering the gardens of these mightiest associations, as their contribution is very well utilized by their leadership. They have succeeded in confusing management in JTO to SDE promotion and management is now thinking to go for clarification petition which is just intended for delay, nothing else. We congratulate these BRs for getting the success in ensuring that list 8 does not happen, list 9 is not notified. After all, your contribution plays a major part in strengthening their hands. We also congratulate those BR corners, who instead of making BR platform strong have opted for the contrary.

Saying that, we once again reiterate our firm resolve to ensure that burning issues of BSNL recruits gets resolved. Till it does not happen, neither we will rest nor will we allow others to take rest.

 
Aug
08

Meeting with CGMT, BSNL Kerala at Circle office on 08/08/2018

An important and emergency meeting with CGMT Kerala was held at Circle office Trivandrum on 08/08/2018. CGMT and GM (HR/Admin) was there from management side and our association was represented by CP Sri Gireesh , CS Sri. Saheer & CFS Sri. Ansal.

 

The meeting lasted for more than one hour and the discussion and assurances from management side was positive.

The various Agenda points like change in allotment of BA & issuance of transfers for two year completed cases were discussed in detail. Administration agreed that all executives who completed 2 years as on 31/7/2018 will be considered for transfers and orders will be released soon. Further on pointing some unhealthy initiatives which happened in Palghat earlier, started at Thrissur also without conformance to any norms. CGMT assured us that necessary directions will be given to BAs to consider equal approach with all executives without any biased approach.

 

The matter of participation on Various meetings by our association was discussed in detail. It was informed to us that being the young and energetic BSNL recruited officers lot, our association need to support management in this cut throat competition era and Kerala circle is looking forward for many initiatives which is much needed. CGMT assured us that the needful measures will be taken with regard to the contention raised by AIGETOA Kerala. The matter of long standing particulars in JTO cader -2018 was discussed along with transfers and incoming Rule-8 requests. We requested that the executives who have worked long years apart from the families should be given priority with due consideration and Rule-8 incoming cases may be considered as per theier choice. After detailed submissions, administration agreed that the cases will be taken care as and when arises with due consideration to the maximum extent possible.

 

Furthermore , the matter of ongoing APAR and VC clearance for SCF promotions ( JTO to SDE) was discussed and it was intimated to association that as some of the details are missing mainly for Rule-8 incoming JTOs, the details need to taken care so as to submit the data to corporate office.

 

There was discussion on Prepaid FTTH and CGMT told us to submit a detailed communication on this.

 

Click here for the letter submitted

 

Further the team had meetings separately with GM( HR/Admin), DGM ( HR/Admin ) and various sections on different matters. We had taken the matter of PVRs of Mutual request cases with sections and request for early expeditions on the same. Later the team visited various sections at Circle office and met our members to have direct interaction.

 

The events spanned an entire day and meetings happened in a positive note and AIGETOA is committed to take up the real issues of BSNL & BSNL Recruits as always.

 

Aug
04

CO asking data pertaining to JTOs promoted between 1995 to 2000 :

It was repeatedly being emphasised that Ernakullam Judgement only talks about JTOs recruited after 2000 and Corporate office also issued JTOs promotion stating that list before year 2000 was undisputed. Now, corporate office has asked for data pertaining to JTOs promoted between 1995 to 2000. Click here for the letter

This exercise should have been done earlier by BSNL CO before issuing the promotion orders. Now when Hon'ble court has established the contempt, BSNL CO is working in reactive mode. All timely advices given by AIGETOA has been ignored and they went ahead with the promotions of Part list.

We have suggested to fill up all the vacancies and also that all eligible JTOs should be promoted and for that if some vacancies are needed, they should be upgraded. Let's see if good sense prevails in all corners...

Friends, last few days, we have been consistently meeting management and pushing forward the promotion issue. Discussions have been held at the level of Director HR, Sr GM establishment, GM Pers, OSD and Joint GM Pers. We have been able to impress upon them that promotions will have to be executed for BSNL recruited executives also and sooner it comes better it is. We have emphasised upon the need for filling up all posts of SDEs till current date, we have requested management to consider list8 in totality. We have requested management to finalise the list 9 as per provisions of SDE RRs in the Rota Quota ratio of 2:1 between SCF and LDCE. Our efforts have borne fruits. HR group has held many meetings in last few days to sort out the issues related with JTO to SDE promotions, execution of list 8 and feasibility of further lists. We are very sure that our efforts will succeed. We request members to have faith and patience. Justice may have been delayed but it will definitely come good for us.

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Kerala Circle

Office Bearers

Circle President
Sri. Gireesh T
SDE, Calicut
Mob:9447734556
Circle Secretary
Sri. Saheer S
SDE, Trivandrum
Mob:9446060060
Circle Finance Secretary
Sri. Ansal Mohammed C H
SDE, Kottayam
Mob:9446557982
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. Dipu Chandran
Sri. Madhu R V
Sri. Joseph K O
Trivandrum SSA

Trivandrum

President
Sri.Madhumohan.H
Mob: 9446553830
Secretary
Sri.Shekhar S Nair
Mob: 9446311300
Finance Secretary
Sri.Sooraj B S
Mob: 9446444450
Kollam SSA

Kollam

President
Sri. Sunil Castroe
Mob: 9447572800
Secretary
Sri.Firaz M
Mob: 9446473344
Finance Secretary
Sri.Hari R Chandran
Mob: 9446379515
Pathanamthitta SSA

Pathanamthitta

President
Sri. VENU A V
SDE (G) VECHOOCHIRA
Mob: 9447701525
Secretary
Sri. Manoj.T
JTO BSS Adoor
Mob: 9446410257
Finance Secretary
Sri. Sreejith.C.V
SDE BSS Pathanamthitta
Mob: 9446415767
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
Mob: 9447655755
Secretary
Sri.Subiksh T Surendran
Mob: 9446311311
Finance Secretary
Sri. Shinojkumar K.T
Mob: 9446448480
Ernakulam SSA

Ernakulam

President
Sri.Bijoy R
Mob: 9446549133
Secretary
Sri. Suneer

Mob:
Finance Secretary
Sri. Cijo P Joseph
Mob: 9400054345
Thrissur SSA

Thrissur

President
Sri.Baiju
Mob: 9446036333
Secretary
Sri. Amruth
JTO AT Thrissur
Mob:9446309988
Finance Secretary
Sri. Chandra Kumar
JTO BB Thrissur
Mob:9497015755
Palakkad SSA

Palakkad

President
Sri.Niaz.S
Mob: 9446378789
Secretary
Sri.Ponpradeep
Mob:
Finance Secretary
Sri. Unmesh
JTO(TRANSMISSION)
Mob: 9446554737
Malappuram SSA

Malappuram

President
Sri. Abbas P.M
SDE(NQM)MS, Manjeri
Mob: 9446089199
Secretary
Sri.Rejith Sebastin
Mob: 9447111390
Finance Secretary
Sri.Vijay
Mob: 9447181900
Kozhikode SSA

Kozhikode

President
Sri. Samel Prasad
JTO, Meppayur
Mob: 9446537537
Secretary
Sri.Sahir K
SDE OCB Mananchira
Mob: 9447055401
Finance Secretary
Sri. Binoj C B
JTO Badagara
Mob: 9495667666
Kannur SSA

Kannur

President
Sri. Anil Kani
Mob: 9446039911
Secretary
Sri. Muhammedali M C
SDE, Marketing Kannur
Mob: 9446549066
Finance Secretary
Sri. Sudeep C
Mob: 9446509447