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Recently CMD and Director (HR) of BSNL visited Kenya and CMD personally gave presentation that BSNL is having world class training centers. As per CMD BSNL after taking few month training in BSNL one can become world class technocrats and manager in Telecom Operation, Maintenance, Finance Matters and Management Courses. As per our CMD BSNL Kenya Government is very much convinced with his presentation and people from Kenya will be coming to our training centres for trainings and for some trainings our executives/employees will be deputed to Kenya for imparting training wherein BSNL's infrastructure and expertise will be utilized which will give revenue to BSNL.

It is really confusing that one side BSNL says that qualified Engineers and Account Officers of BSNL are worst than an engineer working in any private company and in any domain hence debarred from DGM recruitment and other side CMD and Director (HR) are justifying overseas that one can become master in telecom operation and finance just after taking few months training from these BSNL engineers. Hats off to our top BSNL managment for such excellent marketing skills and big hands to BSNL Engineers who could not become manager in BSNL but producing world class managers in Telecom Operation and Finance.




Every employee of the world needs adequate salary, timely career enhancement and social security to remain loyal to the employer but BSNL direct recruits executives are exception. BSNL has degraded the pay scale of JTO from E1A to E1 which is even less than the pre-revised pay scale, BSNL is offering DGM post to the engineering graduate working in any company of turnover Rs 100 Cr just in 12 years but engineering graduate of BSNL are not only kept out from DGM race but yet waiting for single promotion from JTO to SDE even after completing of more than 13 years of service, in fact they have been demoted from E1A to E1 after completion of 13 years of service, fortunately some of them got one promotion after qualifying departmental exam but no benefits of promotion like increment is given despite court decision, retirement date is fixed but there is no retirement pension despite they are being paid less salary in the name of giving pension, contribution for training period is not deposited despite court decision, there are thousands of other anomalies in maintain EPF accounts. Government of India declared some stations as hard station to live hence defined the tenure of working for 2-3 years on these stations but direct recruits are working for more than 10 years on these stations. Most importantly they are not allowed to raise their voice against such serious issue of pay, promotion and pension; in fact most of us are not willing to raise our voice and happily working day and night for revival of company on the call of top BSNL management who are enjoying all these benefits.

It is really commendable commitment and dedication of BSNL recruits executives towards their duty and revival of BSNL. This association appreciates and appeals all the direct recruits to please continue your effort in the hope that we will get our all the dues once BSNL is revived. It does not matter that our all the issues are created and pending since glorious days of BSNL when BSNL was making huge profit.




It is surprising fact for BSNL executives who are pouring their sweat & blood for revival of this company that BSNL is running by politics rather managerial skill. It is beyond dispute that DGM recruitment from among outside ignoring more qualified, experienced and talented internal executives are not at all in the interest of the company but for something else. This association has been raising the issue of DGM recruitment since inception before all the Directors and CMD but all of them were either mum or justifying the DGM recruitment from among outside. After assuming the charge of Director (HR) first time Mrs Sujata Ray has accepted the fact that there is something wrong by not allowing internal candidates and assured this association to enquire the issue in detail.

In a meeting held with Director (HR) on 10-09-2015 our GS Sh R P Shahu has taken strong objection on conduction of DGM interview which was against her assurance and clear breach of trust. It is a fact that there was confrontation between Director (HR) and GS AIGETOA on conduction of DGM interview but nothing was happen which is treated as unparliamentary words. Director (HR) might have appraised the issue before CMD BSNL but it is unbelievable that she had made complain with false allegation of using unparliamentary words. She had also conveyed it time and again in our subsequent meetings that she does not have any issue with respect to the discussion on DGM recruitment on 10-09-2015. She had recently in meeting with GS AIBSNLEA also shown her resentment on serving the warning letter to Sh R P Shahu and accepted that somebody is playing politics using her name.

Director (HR) as assured had started finding the facts on DGM recruitment and also instructed GM (Pers) to share all the detail to her but out of sudden she has been sidelined from this issue and now issue is directly handed over to CMD BSNL. The vested interest in BSNL well knows that once secret of DGM recruitment will be open before Director (HR) they can find themselves behind the bars hence this issue is diverted to CMD BSNL. This massage was conveyed by Director (HR) herself in the meeting held on 23-09-2015 that now CMD is looking into the issues raised by the associations in DGM recruitment and he will convey the decision within second week of Oct-2015. This association was eagerly waiting for the justice on DGM issue but in the third week of Oct-2015 GS AIGETOA Sh R P Shahu in his individual name has been issued warning letter with false allegation of using unparliamentary words without giving him opportunity of being heard on such serious allegations. We are yet waiting the decision of CMD on DGM recruitment.

Going through all the above episode, it is very much clear that some vested interest in BSNL is trying to play the politics to crush the voice in the name of Director (HR) so that they can proceed with suspicious DGM recruitment.



High effort of vested interest to crush the democratic voice against suspicious DGM recruitment in BSNL :

Warning letter is served to Sh R P Shahu, SDE in the name of individual while raising the voice as General Secretary against DGM recruitment in BSNL and breach of trust at the level of Director (HR).

President AIGETOA writes letter to CMD BSNL on such unethical practice to crush the voice against wrong doing in BSNL and seek appointment for meeting with all the CHQ and Circle Secretaries of this association. Click here for letter

Director (HR) in the meeting with forum (AIGETOA+AIBSNLEA) in the month of July-2015 and agenda meeting held with this association on 03-09-2015 has clearly accepted wrongdoing which disfavor internal executives in DGM recruitment and assured to study in depth the issue to come out with justice but her assurance was breached just in 6 days and DGM interview was conducted on 10-09-2015.

Sh R P Shahu along with GS AIBSNLEA and some other representatives met Director (HR) on 10-09-2015 itself and argued strongly over breach of trust on DGM issue and demanded to stop the ongoing interview otherwise association will be forced to protest strongly. Director (HR) was completely answerless on that day about the breach of trust on her part and hence under frustration she has gone up to extent of saying that she has not assured anything and she is not at all willing to promote internal candidates at the level of DGM and whatever promotion internal candidates are getting is only under compulsion because external candidates are not showing interest. She has also said that making recruitment at any level and from among any candidates is within power of BSNL board and associations have no right to question their decision. The decision on DGM recruitment is taken by earlier board hence she is not at all answerable for any wrong doing. There were various such remarks used by Director (HR) in the meetings which was not at all expectable at that level and hence strongly countered by GS AIGETOA and GS AIBSNLEA both. Undoubtly, situation was not so amicable hence comfortable for Director (HR) but not at all used any such words from Sh R P Shahu which can be treated as unparliamentary. Sensing the angriness of Director (HR) GS AIGETOA Sh R P Shahu just after meeting has conveyed regret for the situation through SMS with request to consider it as resentment of the internal executives who are victim of DGM recruitment. Director (HR) had also realized the facts and immediately replied with text  “it’s Ok, give me some time to study DGM recruitment issue so that I can know the facts under which circumstance such decision is taken which deprive the internal executives, I assure that decision on DGM recruitment will be taken which is fair and just”.

On 14-09-2015, GS AIGETOA along with Circle representatives of AIGETOA MP once again met Director (HR) and CMD at Bhopal where DGM issue and argument happen on 10-09-2015 was discussed wherein CMD stated that he is not aware about DGM interview. Director (HR) accepted that she was hurt on that day hence conveyed the detail of discussion and argument happen on 10-09-2015 to CMD BSNL in haste but afterwards she realized the facts and now matter is closed. She once again committed that she will study the DGM case in detail and held meeting with forum on this particular issue on 16-09-2015 which was further postponed to 23-09-2015.

When Director (HR) herself had closed this chapter on 14-09-2015 what made GM (SR) to write letter on 15-09-2015 with false allegations and for taking disciplinary action against Sh R P Shahu?  Knowing about the letter issued with false allegation of using unparliamentary language, President Sh Ravishil Verma, AGS Sh Amit Roy along with GS AIBSNLEA Sh Prahlad Rai met Director (HR) on 23-09-2015 and raised this issue. Director (HR) once again accepted that letter might have been issued by the office in confusion but same will be withdrawn and also stated that after study of DGM recruitment it is beyond doubt that some major lapses are committed on the part of BSNL which disfavor the internal executives. She assured that since the matter is under knowledge and examination of CMD BSNL and CMD is already instructed GM (Pers) to submit white paper on DGM recruitment in view of objection raised by this association, we can expect the justice.

Surprisingly, after more than one month i.e. on 21-10-2015 GS AIGETOA Sh R P Shahu has been served warning letter in his individual name which shows that vested interest behind DGM recruitment are in full effort to crush the voice against their wrongdoing. May be Director (HR) is not knowing this development and vested interests are playing behind the curtain or she herself is working under pressure of these vested interest or she has become part of these vested interest so that they can proceed with DGM recruitment by crushing democratic and genuine voice.

In the agenda meetings, record of discussion is not issued and whatever assured verbally is not followed and denied hence Shocked with warning letter in individual name and that too with completely false allegation of using unparliamentary language, GS AIGETOA Sh R P Shahu has decided to make distance from meeting with authorities to discuss the issues as they want puppets who must sing a song on their tune, not leaders who raise the voice against the wrongdoing in BSNL.  Sh R P Shahu while acting as GS AIGETOA had also been targeted individually at various levels for his bold and honest voice against the wrongdoing of BSNL management but could not received enough support from the direct recruits for whom he is fighting putting his career on risk hence also decided to refrain from any association activities which was ultimate motto of vested interests in BSNL.

Since the formation of BSNL in Oct-2000, all the director have been selected from within BSNL because they have got about 40% weightage of internal experience and 20% weightage of domain experience. It is hard to believe that these directors are not known about the importance of internal & domain experience over external experience for well being of the company but they have not only preferred outsiders and non-domain experience for the post of DGM in BSNL but completely debar the internal executives despite they possess all the qualification and experience at higher side and also must have secured higher marks in the DGM exam. It is not beyond the understanding of even a layman that this DGM recruitment is not for serving the interest of the company but to serve the vested interest in BSNL.

It is needless to state that various benefits which are even not known to members have been studied and conveyed to each and every direct recruit and also highlighted to the top management with lot of personal sacrifice. This is not only the responsibility of Sh R P Shahu to raise the voice against such corrupt practice in BSNL ruining our career but it is responsibility of all of us. Let us not be selfish. Let us not go in vain all the effort and sacrifice of Sh R P Shahu while fighting for the rights of direct recruits. We all have to stand and we will stand like a rock and give befitting reply to the vested interest in BSNL who are trying to crush the voice. Very shortly all the CHQ leaders and Circle secretaries will meet to CMD to convey the unethical practice of vested interest in BSNL and demand resolution of our long pending HR issues. Future course of action on association front will be decided after meeting with CMD. Members must be ready for long organizational action if the need arise.



Circular regarding UAN activation and Updation of KYC

Kerala circle has issued the circular regarding the activation of UAN for EPF. Click here



The initiative was wholeheartlely supported by all   members  and majority of the members have actively participated in the session. Sri. Sajith.P Assistant professor Govt college Manjeswaram was the  trainer for the session.
The session commenced at 9.30 AM and was inagurated by Sri.T.S Viswanathan DGM(PLG& MKTG) BSNL Kannur . In his inagural speech he appreciated the efforts taken by our association towards the over all personality development of the youth. He  stressed the importance and the need of the hour  to explore the hidden potential of every individual especially the youth segment ,who can contribute a lot in the present scenario of BSNL .
The meeting started with a silent prayer followed by the welcome speech by Sri. Muhammadali MC, District Secretary , AIGETOA KANNUR SSA. The session was presided by Sri. Rajesh. C ,Circle President, AIGETOA Kerala. Session was felicitated   by Sri. Rajesh Manchan, District President, SNEA(I), Sri. S. V Padmanabhan, CWC Member AIBSNLEA.
All the members were actively involved in the workshop and they expressed their views that it was a unique and wonderful session which really enhanced  their intellectual development .All the participants requested to conduct  similar type of workshops in future. All the members appreciated and thanked  the trainer for making the session lively throughout the workshop.
Session ended  at 5.15 PM with  vote of thanks by Sri. Anurag. M, DFS AIGETOA KANNUR.
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CHQ Update: GS Letter to Convener Joint Forum, regarding Adhoc PLI

GS AIGETOA wrote letter to convener, forum of BSNL associations and unions with copy to other constituents regarding demand of PLI before implementation of superannuation benefits of direct recruits in totality. GS requested forum to consider our views on merit and review decision to fight for pension benefit of BSNL recruits first so that mutual faith and strong unity among the constituent of the forum can be maintained for the well being of all section of employees. Click here for letter



It has been noticed in some association/union's kerala website, a news uploaded regarding the submission of a ‘Letter Issued by a Group of Associations/Unions to Dir (CFA) i.r.o wage hike to Casual Contract Labourers’ is totally baseless and forged.

Such shameful actions are clearly a violation of the trade union ethics. This is only seen as another attempt to DEFAME other associations/unions with an ulterior motive to deviate from the real issues.



CHQ update on Forum formation for PLI ISSUE

Query has been raised from the branch units of AIGETOA regarding stand of AIGETOA on becoming the part of forum on Subsidiary Tower Company and PLI issue. On the issue of Subsidiary Tower Company AIGETOA CHQ has already clarified it’s stand in past. On PLI issue it is clarified that as per the provision of 2nd PRC, PLI is part of the parks & Allowance within limit of 50 % of the Basic Pay which comes at third stage after retirement benefits of the employees. Payment of parks and allowance before paying superannuation benefits of direct recruits is against the provision of the DPE recommendations. BSNL has already extended some part of perks & allowances and now paying PLI before extending superannuation benefits in totality will be gross injustice to direct recruits of BSNL. This association has already written letter to CMD in past to stop the perks & allowances being already paid and extend superannuation benefits in totality to direct recruits employees if at all there is any financial constraints.

It will be highly unjustified on the part of forum to demand PLI before implementation of superannuation benefits of direct recruit employees in totality. AIGETOA is not at all supporting this stand of forum either morally or physically to demand PLI before implementation of superannuation benefits in totality. Forum has taken the issue of superannuation benefit then and there but seems that it was just a matter of formality. AIGETOA request forum to recognize the situation of BSNL recruited employees after their retirement who are not covered under government pensionary benefits like absorbed employees but being paid less salary than MTNL in the name of paying pension. Instead of demanding the perks & allowance forum must seriously concentrate on implementation of superannuation benefits of direct recruits in totality which is not to buy the crackers on Dashara and Diwali like PLI but to serve the very basic purpose of social security.



IDA increase w.e.f 01.10.2015

Due to one point increase in CPI(IW) for the month of August 2015, the IDA increase from October 2015 will be 5.3% - a total IDA of 107.9%.


Annual general body meeting of AIGETOA Thrissur

Annual general body meeting of AIGETOA Thrissur unit held on 29/09/2015 at  Hotel Casino, Thrissur

Honourable PGMT of BSNL Thrissur SSA, Sri S.S.Thampi sir was the chief guest of the function.      Sri. P. Suresh, DGM (Admin)  Thrissur,  Sri C. Rajesh, AIGETOA Circle President and Sri. T. Haridasan, AIGETOA Asst. Circle Secretary and Sri. Saheer .S  Assistant Circle Secretary attended the meeting. Majority of members of AIGETOA Thrissur SSA participated in the meeting. The meeting was preceded by lunch at 1.30 PM.

The meeting began with silent prayer at 2.15 PM.Sri Jayadevan C. V. District President presided over the meeting. PGMT Sri. S.S. Thampi sir inaugurated the meeting and shared his opinions about the present situation of the BSNL. After the inaugural address, Sri. P. Suresh,  DGM (Admin) delivered a felicitation speech. AIGETOA  Circle president Sri. C. Rajesh addressed the gathering and spoke about the various issues regarding the pay, pension benefits and career progression of DR executives. Sri. Shahin K.A., District Vice President delivered  the vote of thanks and the first session ended.

In the second session,  Sri. Amrit Aravind, District Secretary presented the annual report of Thrissur SSA body. Sri Chandrakumar O.B. DFS presented a detailed financial report. This was followed by an interactive session regarding different organisational matters. The Circle President Sri.Rajesh and Assistant Circle Secretary Sri. Haridasan clearly explained various organisational issues to the members. The overall commitment, dedication and the unity towards AIGETOA from the members of Thrissur Unit is reflected by their active participation in the entire session.

After the interactive session, some changes were made in the existing executive committee and new office bearers were elected .

The meeting concluded at 5.45 PM with vote of thanks by District Secretary.

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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