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Delay in payment of Stipend & EPF contributions of DR-JTO-2017


AIGETOA Circle team took the matter concerns of  DR-JTO-2017 viz


Pending training period stipend - Especially those DR-JTO-2017 ,who came from outside RTTCs. Kerala Circle being the Parent recruiting circle for these DR JTOs recruited for Kerala, the responsibility lies with Kerala administration  also to take up the matter  with various RTTCs to speed-up the stipend payment .


Creation of EPF account for newly recruited JTOs and extension of the benefit of EPF coverage for pre-appointment training period

As per corporate office directions,  the EPF need to be deposited by the training centers for the directly recruited employees under pre-appointment training. Hence necessary action  need to be initiated in accordance with the instructions,  with Trivandrum  EPFO & concerned RTTCs  to arrange to deposit the EPF on the stipend paid to the directly recruited employees during pre-appointment training.


Click here for the letter submitted 


Update on Interim Stay on CPSU Proposal

The interim direction with regard to CPSU draft proposal in connection with LDCE qualified candidates postings - came for hearing at Hon. CAT, Ernakulam today. It is learned that, Hon. Court after hearing the plea from LDCE applicants made the directions to respondents :

 The Board can consider/take a decision in the scheme which is now in proposed stage only. But at the same time, the respondents are directed not to act upon any such approval of draft and the same (if any) will under 10 days scanner, after publishing the same in BSNL website. The case is listed on 14/2/2018.

 We sincerely hope that management will take care of the considerations of the LDCE passed / DPC aspirants in existing vacancies, failing which it will be difficult to get the proposal in execution mode and that will be the last thing any body would want.

Click here for Interim order



Problem of Low data throughput and issues related with GGSN Chennai

It is observed that nowadays - there is huge delay in receiving CREATE PDP CONTEXT RESPONSE msg from GGSN, more complaints are being received from field units regarding speed and customers complaints mainly regarding delay in getting access to data service.

To improve data network we have recently installed and tested two high capacity ZTE RNCs (one at Kannur and another at TVM) and reparenting of some Node Bs from other nearby RNCs are also planned. But as per the present situation at GGSN we are not going to benefit any speed improvement or better user experience even after rearranging NodeBs to new high capacity RNCs. W.r.t information available from GGSN team status at GGSN – it is learnt that there is choking at GGSN, Processor overload in GSU cards observedthroughout the day , license reached alarm also exists.

There was a discussion by ZTE Team with BSNL CO for changing the configuration to N+1 for reducing load on existing GSU cards. M/s ZTE had already given proposal to Corporate Office Six months back. No new hardware required, only licence enhancement and configuration changes in GGSN/SGSN is needed and this licence enhancement will benefit all SZ circles.

AIGETOA Kerala took the matter with CGMT, BSNL, Kerala Circle . Click here for the letter submitted.



Update on LDCE-2015 Early Posting Case

The case with regard LDCE-15 early posting under existing RRs before any new policy implementation has been heard today at Hon. CAT Ernakulum.

Strong opposition against the case came from Respondents side (Management) and from one association represented by its CP along with members through Sr. Advocates. LDCE Side Applicants fielded Senior Advocate in dealing their case. It is learnt that one more impleading has also come from Direct Recruit JTOs who are applicant of 1:1 seniority case at Hon. High Court , Ernakulam.

Next hearing is posted to 17-01-2018.



SAB Pension Scheme of BSNL recruits

As agreed and through consistent efforts of our association, the SAB order issued for 5% . The Increase in the existing rate of employer's contribution towards Superannuation pension scheme in respect of directly recruited employees of BSNL from 3% to 5% of basic pay plus DA per month w.e.f. 01.04.2017.

All BRs should realise that the fight and struggle for achieving 30% SAB from date of joining in still due. As per BSNL actuarial calculation the defined contribution for PRMB ( 3.5% ) and pension Scheme ( 5% ) still pending.

Click here for the order


Stipend payment issues of DR JTO-2017

Our CHQ team took the matter of pending stipend payment issues with Corporate office. Click here for the letter submitted.



Change in Marketing Schemes / initiatives in CFA & CM

We took the matter of immediate change of two popular marketing schemes ( CFA - LL free call timing change & CM - Validity reduction of Plan Kerala ) with CGMTO, BSNL, Kerala. In addition it is learnt that, there is a reduction in DSA commission.These type of changes can become counter productive, in this cut throat competition era.

Click here for the letter submitted.


Letter given to GM Recruitment regarding JTO 2017 training hardships

GS writes to GM(Recruitment) BSNL CO regarding hardships faced by the JTO Trainees recruited through GATE-2017.Click Here for Letter


Update on LDCE -2015 candidates SDE early posting case at Hon CAT Ernakulam

It is learnt that the SDE early promotion order case filed by LDCE -2015 cleared applicants came for hearing on 03-01-2018 at Hon CAT Ernakulam. The request for early SDE promotion orders were requested by AIGETOA many times with Management with a plea to execute pending promotions orders in existing RRs.


It was also learnt that one association have filed against the LDCE passed applicants plea and indirectly justifying management stand for delay on SDE promotion with whatever be the reasons projected. The submission from neither the management, nor the new parties shown any consideration to the genuine right / benefit loss to the SDE promotion awaiting executives for many years.


CPSU draft proposal was approved by Management committee and awaits BSNL board approval. Till now there is no concrete sign shown about the issue of pending LDCE / DPC Promotion to SDE or finalisation of seniority in JTO Cader. Moreover the backdated Year of Rect ( JTO ) is kept as such same in the new CPSU proposal to continue the woes faced by BSNL DR JTOs in getting  1:1 seniority. The seniority clause and other lacunae which we had pointed earlier also yet to be consideredr by management.

The case is posted to 09-01-2018



Meeting with CGMT, BSNL , Kerala

Our Circle Secretary Sri. Saheer S along with ACS Sri. Prasadraj RV, DS TVM Sri. Sekhar S Nair, DP TVM Sri. Madhumohan H met CGMT Kerala Dr. P T Mathew ITS today. From Management side GM (HR & Admin) Sri.Robin Poddar, DGM HR Sri.James Sagayaraj also were present.

At the very first outset, on behalf of AIGETOA Kerala We whole heartedly conveyed our New Year Wishes to CGMT & entire BSNL employees and their family. We all moved to 2018 with lot of positive hopes with regard to BSNL its revenue & operations and employee concerns which need to be build in a strong base of motivation & unity.

We had detailed discussions over

Pending Time Bound (E3-E4) & First TBP in 4 years CGMT agreed to release the pending orders at the earliest and instructions given to HR section accordingly. Some SSAs still pending for completing formalities which will be followed up from Circle office and orders will be issued. The first TBP in Four years report also will be submitted to corporate office soon. The indifferent attitude towards BSNL recruits were detailed and the same is conveyed in true spirit. Administration agreed to take precautionary measures in future accordingly.

We requested CGMT to kindly consider the posting/ allotment of new DRJTOs -2017, be done with preference BA requests as many JTO vacancies are available in all SSAs across Kerala. In the new JTO batches many outside state executives are allotted in Kerala including lady executives and they may be given posting places with a transparent procedure. Administration informed that the posting will be done without much discomfort to new joinees.

EPF full pension of BSNL recruits was detailed along with Hon Court directions. CGMT informed necessary followup will be initiated from HR section as and when EPFO agrees to take the options. Option from SSAs, date also will be extended to help the executives who missed for submission.

In addition to the above , the Operational issues also discussed like Blackout day decision, LL free calling time change etc. CGMT expressed the difficulty in over coming Corporate office instructions. The blackout day decision cant changed for a single state (within a zone) and the matter will be taken up accordingly. The decision on LL free call timing change also made in the same line from corporate office without consideration on customer retention. The FTTH penetration and OLT purchase also discussed for meeting the operational requirement

We suggested on charging for solutions rather than for bandwidth alone for enterprise internet requirement citing various examples.
We have to go for total EB soultions within the framework of BSNL and we agreed to give briefing on technical details on request.

We are hopeful to get a positive concern on matters which require immediate attention related with executives in BSNL with favourable results.


Welcome New DR JTO Batch from RTTC , JAIPUR

AIGETOA Kerala wishes warm welcome to all the JTO Trainees who are allotted for field training to different BAs in Kerala from DR JTO -2017 batches. Next Field training allotment List of DR JTO Trainees under the Phase-1 training from RTTC JAIPUR and will be joining Kerala on 01/01/2018. Click here for letters & List-1 , list-2

AIGETOA extends a Very Happy Year & journey ahead for the new entrants and convey its heartiest welcome to the JTO trainees to  the executive fraternity. We wholeheartedly welcome our youngest lot to be the part of BSNL recruits platform. AIGETOA is the single umbrella which stood & standing firmly for BSNL Recruits Community to represent DR/ BR grievances at all levels of management, legal battles & made aware of BSNL recruits rightful dues.


Notice for Circle Executive Committee meeting , AIGETOA Kerala

Next CEC Meeting of AIGETOA Kerala is scheduled to be conducted on 07/01/2018 at Ernakulam.


Welcome session DR JTO-2017 at RTTC Trivandrum

AIGETOA Kerala conducted a a very warm welcome session to our new collegues from DR JTO-17 batch. The meeting conducted on 22/12/2017 evening at RTTC Trivandrun. The entire program was well coordinated and arranged beautifully by our RTTC unit, headed by senior leaders from RTTC.

The meeting was indeed fruitful with total positive vibes .We could interact with the younger friends who are going to be next energetic lot and face of BSNL executives.

The batches included young engineers from all over the country and it was a good experience with interacting with them all. We passed the message of AIGETOA, P-P-P importance for BSNL recruited employees , the pivotal role of BRs in BSNL etc.

Entire Session was with lot of zeal, enthusiasm and positive energy. Click here for snaps

Kerala Circle

Office Bearers

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


Sri.Rajesh S
Mob: 9401840100
Sri.Shekhar S Nair
Mob: 9446311300
Finance Secretary
Sri.Sooraj B S
Mob: 9446444450
Kollam SSA


Sri. Anoop Balachandran
Mob: 9449823152
Mob: 9447036555
Finance Secretary
Sri.Sunil Castroe
Mob: 9447572800
Pathanamthitta SSA


Mob: 9447701525
Sri. Manoj.T
Mob: 9446410257
Finance Secretary
Sri. Sreejith.C.V
SDE BSS Pathanamthitta
Mob: 9446415767
Kottayam SSA


Smt. Lovely, SDE Kottayam
Sri. George Johns
Finance Secretary
Sri. Krishnakumar P R

Alappuzha SSA


Sri.Sunil Kumar S
Mob: 9447655755
Sri.Subiksh T Surendran
Mob: 9446311311
Finance Secretary
Sri. Shinojkumar K.T
Mob: 9446448480
Ernakulam SSA


Sri.Bijoy R
Mob: 9446549133
Sri. Arun KG

Mob: 9447767780
Finance Secretary
Sri. Cijo P Joseph
Mob: 9400054345
Thrissur SSA


Sri. Anand Ramakrishnan
Finance Secretary
Sri. Chandra Kumar
JTO BB Thrissur
Palakkad SSA


Mob: 9446378789
Finance Secretary
Sri. Unmesh
Mob: 9446554737
Malappuram SSA


Sri. Faisal Elattuparambil
SDE(External), Wandoor
Mob: 9446055520
Sri.Rejith Sebastin
Mob: 9447111390
Finance Secretary
Sri.Vipindas V.K
Mob: 9448091600
Kozhikode SSA


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


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