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Meeting with JTO Trainees at RTTC, Trivandrum on 30/8/17

Aigetoa, Kerala team met the new incumbents to JTO Cader at RTTC Trivandrum. We had an interactive session and invited the new executive fraternity to be the part of our association to get the dues for the larger cause of BRs where AIGETOA wholeheartedly stands for. Our CS , ACS, DS Tvm & Executive committee members shared various matters with the new batch. 

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We wish the best to all the new executives in their new assignments.



LHD to Protest against vindictive actions by Management

Dear Friends, 


JOINT FORUM of Executives Associations, Kerala Circle has decided to conduct emergency protest lunch hour demonstrations on 28/8/2017 (at 1PM)at SSA & Circle HQ to protest the vindictive action of the BSNL Management & Immediate unconditionally withdraw the chargesheet of GS AIGETOA & SNEA . 


All the District Secretaries, Circle Office Bearers, CWC members & activists of JF are requested to take lead and  hold the  Massive Lunch Hour Demonstrations with show the strength & Unity.


With regards,

Joint Forum

Kerala Circle 



Meeting with Hon Chairman Parliamentary Committee (IT), GOI

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AIGETOA Kerala team (CS, DP TVM & ACSs) met Hon. MP & Chairman of Parliamentary Committee ( IT) Sri. Anurag Singh Thakurji and represented BSNL recruited employees genuine issues. The meeting was held in a positive manner and Hon Chairman was kind enough to spare time to hear our burning issues. 

Click here for the letter & annexure submitted .



AIGETOA Kerala CEC meeting scheduled on 26th August 2017

Next Circle Executive Committee meeting of AIGETOA Kerala scheduled to be conducted at Ernakulam on 26th- August - 2017 (Saturday)

Venue : Shikshak Sadan ,Near South Railway Station ,Ernakulam
Date : 26-08-2017
Time : 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

All CEC members & District representatives are requested to make it convenient to attend.



Convenor, Joint Forum writes to Secretary/DoT and CMD, BSNL regarding reconsideration of the PO issued by DoT on 28.03.2017, lowering the pay scales from E1A to E1 and E2A to E2 and approval of BSNL proposal for standard pay scales of E2 and E3, replacing the intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A w.e.f 01.01.2007. Inordinate delay in resolving the issue created large scale resentment among thousands of Executives which is blowing out of proportion. As per the appeal made by CMD, BSNL to give more time to resolve the issue, the trade union programmes are once again postponed for 6 weeks, till 17.09.2017.

In case the BSNL proposal of standard pay scales of E2 and E3 are not approved by 17.09.2017, Joint Forum will be compelled to resume the INDEFINITE RELAY HUNGER STRIKE and other Trade Union Programmes from 18.09.2017 without any further notice till the standard pay scales of E2 and E3 are notified.

JF letter to Secretary, DoT and CMD, BSNL. Click here for letter



Meeting with CGMT , BSNL , Kerala Circle on 18-07-2017

Our Circle team met respected CGMT Dr.P.T.Mathew ITS  in connection with submission of various Agenda points wrt HR / Operational & Marketing Segments. Elaborated suggestions and discussions were made in connection with various issues and points . The  Meeting was in a very cordial atmosphere and  held in positive direction. We are hopeful that efforts taken by us will bear the good chances for ensuring a more competitive and result oriented operational grounds which  complement the quality & revenue growth and profitability of Kerala circle. CGMT assured us that needful actions and follow up will be taken up , on the genuine HR related pending issues of  BSNL recruited executives and motivate the best working force lot for the maximum positive outcome in Kerala.


HR Aspect Segments

  1. Calling of  Full Pension Option from EPF Members (BSNL Recruited employees)  

  2. Biased attitude & Irrational transfer and postings in some SSAs

  3. Implementation of EPF  Coverage for pre-appointment training period of BSNL recruited employees.

  4. Transfer & Posting of  executives  

  5. Time Bound Confirmations

  6. Retention of LDCE-2015 cleared candidates in Kerala Circle while allotment

  7. Early Submission of  First TBP report of executives sought by BSNL CO

  8. Eligibility particulars of JTOs upto Rect Year 2005 & Submission to BSNL CO

  9. ERP Regularisation of Employee data

Click Here for Letter Submitted on HR Matters


Operational & Maintenance Aspect Segments

  1. Enterprise Business

  2. Mobile- WiMaX & Wi-Fi Hotspot

  3. FTTH

  4. NIB / VoIP

  5. Transmission Media

  6. Marketing – Plan / Tariff

  7. Efficient utilization of  BSNL  land and Infra assets


Click here for letter submitted on Operational & Marketing segment 



Update on our HR issues

Discussion on standard pay scales

All the post 2007 recruitment Executives are getting less pay for years . The clarification and stand of BSNL management also received. This issue has to be settled before 3rd PRC implementation and it is informed that the JF letter dated 03.07.17 is marked to PS by the Minister and he will do the needful after making the opinion with Minister. 

We expect positive action on this issue soon

LDCE Promotion orders pre-works are ready

The DoPT / DPC promotions needs to be taken with Hon HC , Ekm

The management may  file MA  in line with Our meetings  (  that BSNL have sufficient vacancies to cover 1:1 and only seniority shall be needed to be fixed if the decision goes in favour of any party) and promotions will be made to all DR stake holder batches as committed to us. 

From the approach of management, it can be read  that CPSU promotions will be made possible after this current LDCE and DPC promotions only, as per our demands..

On superannuation issue also development is in positive

 Finalisation with LIC wrt 3% fund utilisation and remaining pending dues under discussion. 

Thus it appears that our experiment has started delivering fruits on all the three Ps- Pay, Promotion and pension. Now things appear somewhat to be in line.

Let us all come together and work for the fraternity as always like earlier



Protest against the biased attitude of Kannur Administration

AIGETOA strongly protests against the biased attitude towards AIGETOA members at Kannur . The SSA Unit  will observe Work to rule from 03-07-2017 till resolution of issues and served notice with Kannur administration accordingly



Joint Forum meeting with Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD, BSNL on 19.06.2017

JF leaders met the CMD and held discussions on the following issues. In the beginning itself, CMD informed about the meeting of CMD and other BSNL Board members with the Hon Minister on 16.06.2017 on 3rd PRC implementation. CMD informed that BSNL Board requested Hon Minister for implementation of 3rd PRC without linking with the affordability clause, considering the strategic importance of BSNL in telecom sector. Hon Minister responded very positively and assured to consider the request of the Board. On other issues, JF explained the discussions held in the CS and CHQ Office bearers meeting on 17th and 18th and the apprehensions of the JF on various issues, discussions continued:

a) Ongoing agitation on E2, E3 scales : CMD informed that this issue once again raised with the Hon Minister in the same meeting. Entire Board once again requested Hon Minister to approve the proposal of E2 and E3. Secretary, DoT given a meeting to BSNL Management to discuss this issue and 3rd PRC on 22.06.2017. DIR(HR) will be meeting the Secretary.

b) Increasing the quantum of contribution towards Superannuation fund : JF demanded that the increase in contribution should be considered immediately as assured recently. CMD responded positively and informed that the demand will be considered and already instructed to process the proposal.

c) Progress in other issues : Very good progress is seen in other issues and management initiated actions to resolve the issues. Same initiative is to be continued for another 2 to 3 months so that the issues can be resolved by that time. JF expressed its concern that management may not continue with the same momentum after some time and demanded that review in the progress of the issue has to be done atleast on fortnightly basis. CMD agreed to our demand.

In the evening, Management has called for meeting with the Unions and Associations at 6 pm yesterday for discussing the notice for agitation programs. However, due to short notice, only GS/SNEA and GS/AIGETOA could attend the meeting. DIR(HR) informed that CMD and all the Directors met with Hon MOC on 16th June 2017 and apprised him about the necessity of extending 3rd PRC benefit to BSNL employees. Hon MOC was very positive on the issues and assured to take up the issue of exemption of affordability clause for BSNL with the Union Cabinet. DIR(HR) further informed that PS to MoSC for communication has called her up in the evening to inform that since Hon MoSC is assured for positive action, there is no need for BSNL employees to go for agitation at this point of time. We informed BSNL management that they could have called the Union/Assns well in advance and discussed the issue. In view of the positive and firm assurance given by MOC, DIR(HR) appealed to postpone the agitation for next 15 days.

On other issues, DIR(HR) also told us that the issue of increasing the quantum of Superannuation Benefit is being actively considered and very soon decision on the same shall be taken. On other HR issues of promotion, first TBP, E1A and E2A for Civil/Elect/PA/PS/Arch etc etc, management will continue its efforts to resolve the issues through mutual discussions. On Rs 22820/- issue, DIR(HR) asked to wait for the finalization of the pay scales and there after it can be discussed and resolved. DIR(HR) assured that all the demands of JF will be discussed and reviewed on a fortnightly basis. She further reiterated her commitment on withdrawal of vindictive actions of wage cut, charge sheet, memo etc.

Meeting with Joint Sec(Admn), DoT and Director(PSU), DoT on E2, E3 pay scales issue on 19.06.2017: JF leaders met Jt Sec(A) and held discussions on the BSNL reply on the matter. Jt Sec was not aware about the BSNL reply. Immediately he directed Director (PSU) to process the proposal.


Joint Forum Central Executive Committee, Meeting and Resolutions

As per the notification issued by the constituent associations (AIGETOA & SNEA), JF meeting of all CHQ and CS was held at YWCA bhavan, New Delhi on 18th June 2017.

GS and Presidents of both the associations have elaborated the objective of this JF meeting and updated status of main HR issues. Leaders on the dais called for continuation of combined struggle of SNEA and AIGETOA for resolution of HR issues. It was emphasized that CHQ leaders of Both the associations are working in tandem and with excellent mutual trust and discussion on all the HR issues. The leaders have conveyed to carry the same relation and synergy between the leaders of SNEA & AIGETOA at Circle and District levels.
Com. G.L Jogi, Chairman SNEA also addressed the gathering and expressed his happiness over the JF , where two vibrant associations have come together and termed this as historic day for both the associations.
The introductory session of all the CHQ and CS both the associations were held as symbol of unity in JF for resolution of issues.
GS of both the associations have asked views and opinions on future course of action w.r.t ongoing agitation and conduction of combine JF meetings at Circle and SSA levels from the CS of both the association.

The Updates on issues:
1. E2/E3 Std. Scale for JT/SDE : BSNL has sent reply to the queries raised by DOT and now the file is under submission for further process. It was also informed that CMD, Dir HR, and other Directors of BSNL board had a meeting with Hon’ble MOS for communications on 16th June 2017 wherein this issue was also taken up for positive consideration. Hon’ble Minister has responded very positively and toldthat he is well aware of the issue and the same shall be taken care of. JF leaders had also met JS( Admin) at DOT and discussed about further processing of file. The whole process is expected to be completed within next 45 days.
2. 30% SAB : BSNL management has agreed in principle to increase the quantum of SAB and CMD has given clear instructions to complete this process. The exact increase in quantum shall be known only after the final approval of file.
3. LDCE and DPC promotions in all cadres: The main hurdles for promotions are Reservation in promotion issue, SDE RR issue and the DOPT case at Hon’ble Ernakulum High court which are to be taken care while moving ahead with the promotions. With agitation of JF, management has started its action and held discussion with various stake holders including the petitioners of DOPT case at Ernakulum high court. In the reservation in promotion issue where BSNL has to follow DOPT guidelines and has to comply with court judgment on ST/ST Roaster. BSNL management is in the process of filing petition in Ernakulum high court and also working on methodology to deal with Roaster case without affecting any stakeholders to fill all the available vacancies up the maximum possible extent. Eligibility list up the Recruitment year 2005 will be prepared immediately and required data will be called from circles shortly. Action on the extending promotion to all the eligible candidates is underway. All CS are requested to ensure that VCs reaches to BSNLCO. We are expecting a positive breakthrough very soon. With solution to the reservation issue without violating the DoP&T guidelines, promotions from LDCE quota shall also be given. The action plan on the same is ready. The DPCs from JAO to AO, SDE to DE and AO to CAO are also under active consideration. The JAO to AO promotions have reached at conclusive stage.
4. 22820 to Post 2007 JTOs: Management has acknowledged the pay loss for the executives recruited after 2007. JF is actively pursuing the settlement of this issue as it affecting many young executives of BSNL. JF is exploring various methods like E2 Plus some advance increments to achieve this parity.
5. Scrapping of MT and DGM RR: Management has approved the scrapping of DGM RR and MT RRs will also be scrapped by working a methodology of fast track promotions while finalizing policy on implementation of CPSU cadre hierarchy.
6. First Time bound promotions for 4 years: JF is actively pursuing the issue of first time bound promotion in 4 years and moving onto that direction, management has asked data from all the circles for further processing of issue. All the CS are requested to pursue at their circle offices to arrange the required data immediately.
7. Extending E1A and E2A scales notionally to JTO/SDEs of Civil/Electrical/Arch/TF wings and PA/PS cadres w.e.f. 01.10.2000: The matter is being considered by Management Committee and BSNL has agreed to extend E1A and E2A to all such affected executives.

After noting down all the inputs from the house, the following resolutions are adopted.

Resolution 1: It is unanimously resolved that all the vindictive actions shall be strongly opposed. It is resolved that if needed, the agitation on the vindictive actions shall be re-launched if the same are not taken back by management within next few days.
Resolution 2: It is decided to work together on all issues at CHQ/Circle and SSA levels by both SNEA and AIGETOA by forming JF committee at respective levels. All Circes will conduct their combined CECs at Circle level and District level within two months. There will not be any effort of vindictive actions against the members of either side by each other. A feeling of mutual cooperation and cohesiveness shall be developed between both the associations to resolve all the long pending HR issues of BSNL executives. Both the Associations (AIGETOA and SNEA ) will work to progress collectively without harming to one’s respect and with mutual cooperation and trust. The membership grabbing from one side to others will not be encouraged and JF will treat all the members of AIGETOA and SNEA as the members of JF. There will not be any effort of one up man ship.
Resolution 3: As there is movement on all the issues submitted by JF in its notice as stated above and as CMD and Dir HR has assured to review the progress of issue for every 15 days, it is resolved to defer the proposed agitation from 26th June 2017 for 3 months. However if the JF senses of any derail or slowness in progress in resolving issue, it will reconsider its decision to launch its agitation at the earliest possible time. The mode of future agitations will be decided by CHQ keeping in view, the suggestions submitted by various CSs of JF.

After passing the above resolutions, JF leaders met CMD and Dir HR and briefed them about the discussions and resolutions taken as above. CMD and Dir HR appreciated our decision and assured to resolve all the issues within 3 months. They also agreed to review the progress of issues for every 15 days. Accordingly Dir HR instructed Gm SR to arrange the meeting for every 15 days with JF.



Team AIGETOA welcomes Kerala CGMT Dr. P T Mathew ITS


Team AIGETOA Kerala met our CGMT Dr. P .T Mathew, ITS today. We wished Our respected CGM the very best in his new endeavor . We assured our full hearted support towards the fulfillment of BSNL vision and mission.

Meeting held in a very cordial atmosphere and CGMT pointed the importance of qualified and experienced work force to reach BSNL goals in this competitive environment. We are sure that Kerala BSNL will continue to run in to greater heights under the new dynamic leadership.

CS Saheer formally welcomed CGMT Dr PT Mathew ITS along with VP Maxmilan ,VP Hari kaimal ,ACS Prasad Raj, ACS Vipal prem ,DP Tvm Madhumohan , DS Tvm Sekhar , ADS Satyajose and Exec member Aravind.

CGMT asked to implement discussion forum for kerala employees. Our office bearers gave various suggestions ,which Sir noted down positively.
Various fields especially like EB, NIB, Mobile Services & Transmission were discussed.

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Kerala Circle

Office Bearers

Circle President(I/C)
Sri. Maxmilan K
SDE, Ernakulam
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. 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 B
Mob: 9447000092
Sri. Sreejith S.V
SDE Malayinkeezhu
Mob: 9449014055
Finance Secretary
Sri. Aravind
Mob: 9447963221
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


SDE MS Installation
Mob: 9447055322
Sri. Anand Ramakrishnan
Finance Secretary
Sri. Chandra Kumar
JTO FTTH Thrissur
Palakkad SSA


SDE Wadakkenchery
Mob: 9446161040
Mob: 9446303077
Finance Secretary
Sri. Unmesh.A
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. Sandeep P
SDE(G) Valakai
Mob: 9447755455
Sri. Roopesh Ramakrishnan
JTO Thoovakunnu
Mob: 9400850024
Finance Secretary
Sri. Pramodh K J
SDE CM-Instn
Mob: 9447055422