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Jul
20

CHQ News : Representation to Hon’ble Prime Minister of India on CURRENT STATUS of the BSNL and APPEAL for the INTERVENTION

Dear Friends,

BSNL is passing through a tough time and revival package approved by the Govt of India in Oct-2019 and VRS of more than 78000 employees, reducing the wage bill from 1200 Cr to 560 Cr, have not ended the misery and even the basic right of timely salary and medical needs are absent for the employees. No significant growth in the revenue by BSNL, Non-rollout of 4G, No land monetization, and ever-increasing liabilities of debt are pushing the organisation into a seriously vicious cycle. AIGETOA has always raised its voice for the sustainability of organisation at all platforms as we understand the serious fallout on the employees recruited by BSNL on account of any mishap in the fortune of the company. In absence of any proper social security measures, the employees recruited by BSNL are very concerned along with other employees for their future due to the current state of the company. So, AIGETOA has decided to raise the voice once again for bringing the organisation on the right track by draw the attention of the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India and senior dignitaries of the government for the national strategically important asset BSNL.

In this regard, AIGETOA will be running a campaign through a memorandum as part of its organisation program. The memorandum will be submitted by the General Secretary, Circle Secretary District Secretary of the association to the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India and other senior functionaries of the government from 22nd July 2021. Our OBs will reach all employees of BSNL and appeal to them to support the movement by submitting the memorandum. We will also be reaching out to the Hon’ble Members of Parliament and the esteemed citizens of the country to support the cause. Every CHQ/CS/DS OBs will try to meet Hon’ble Member of Parliament of their constituency and appraise the prevailing condition of the national asset BSNL and plead for the support by forwarding the memorandum to the Hon’ble Prime Minister.

Click here for the format of the Memorandum to be submitted by GS/CS/DS

Click here for the annexure of the Memorandum

PROPOSED PROGRAM OF AIGETOA

22nd to 26th July 2021: Mass representation by all employees to Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Hon’ble Home Minister of India cum Chairman of GoM, Hon’ble Minister of Communications and filing of grievance on PGRMS portal to request for fixing of the reasons/accountability for the failure of BSNL Revival Program and wastage of around Rs 69000 Cr of public money of Govt Exchequer.

22nd July 2021: Quitting of all official WhatsApp Groups on protest.

28th July onwards: Start of Non-Cooperation Movement.

4th-5th August 2021: Applying of Two Days Leave as a Protest.

4th-5th August 2021: Two Days Dharna by CHQ, CS & CP OBs at Delhi CO.

Jul
20

EPF Full Pension Case is listed at Hon SC on 20/07/2021

The hearing on EPF pension based on the contribution / allowing full pension is listed at Hon SC today. The effect and operation of the judgment delivered by Hon Kerala HC on 12/10/2018 in r/o WPC 13120 of 2015 and connected matters (more than 500) have stayed earlier.

Jul
08

Long-awaited DPC Promotions for BSNL Executives

Hearty Congratulations to One and All !!! Defying all the confusions and malafide campaigns that promotions through DPC are not possible in BSNL, finally the path for DPC Promotions opened up.

At last, the path for DPC Promotions opened up for BSNL recruited employees. The fact about who was striving to get Promotion by fighting from the front is known to one and all. Even though these promotions were supposed to happen in the initial months of AIGETOA becoming a recognized representative association, the same got delayed due to a court case at Jabalpur (Before that Review petition filed by some association cronies was the show stopper, which was later dismissed in favor of BSNL recruits). AIGETOA Team virtually worked day and night to get the thing’s on track. Even after the Jabalpur verdict from 1st July to 7th July many issues cropped up in between. Due to the court case at Jabalpur, the vacancies and submissions of BSNL in court, the 2019 Calendar year vacancies could not be accommodated in the current DPC process. Accordingly, BSNL was constrained to reduce some numbers. Now the DPC held for AIEL-1,2 and a total of 3697 executives promoted in this DPC with as and where basis as assured by AIGETOA.

The corporate office order & complete promotion list

We again reiterate that those who couldn’t make it to this list should not feel left out. We are taking care of all and pursuing convening the second DPC very soon and we promise that at the end of the Tunnel, there will be a light for all. It is the assurance and commitment of AIGETOA and all are requested to keep their trust and patience in this regard..We once again congratulate all promoted executives on the new assignment and request our colleagues to keep the support entrusted with AIGETOA to sail on the remaining promotions and protection of cader interests.

Our circle team played a pivotal role in getting the order endorsement today for all the 237 executives marked in Kerala Circle without any BA change. We wholeheartedly thank our respected CGMT, GM HR/Admin & HR section. The inter BA transfer requests pending will be carried out soon after this joining exercise is over.

Kerala Circle endorsed order & List of executives

Let’s Grow Together! Let’s Move Together!! Let’s Make AIGETOA Strong Together!!!

Eid Mubarak

Eid Mubarak

Jul
04

BSNL CO Formed Committee On Pay Loss Issue On Request Of AIGETOA

BSNL Corporate Office constituted a Committee to examine the demand of AIGETOA for resolution of the pay loss issue of Executives recruited in the E1A scale. The committee has been given a timeline to submit its report by 31.07.2021.

Click here for the committee letter

For E1 plus Five increments, management has agreed to extend the proposal to all remaining batches, which is referred by BSNL Board for vetting by the DOT HR committee, as detailed in the minute. A reminder letter will be issued in this regard. For the E2 Scale, a reminder letter to the DOT for approval of the E2 Scale to JAO/JTOs is in process and it will be issued soon.

Jul
04

CHQ News : SAB case update at Hon’ble CAT Ernakulam

The OA for demanding the full SAB dues with effect from the date of joining filed by AIGETOA in the name of association admitted at Hon CAT Ernakulam. The earlier case was filed by members of AIGETOA as individuals to avoid complexity in case of rejection as SAB can be termed as an individual benefit also and it was required to be done before 3rd PRC implementation. That case was admitted and DPE, BSNL submitted their reply. Now after becoming a majority recognized association, AIGETOA filed a fresh application at Ernakulam to expedite the process and to cover all the BSNL Recruits irrespective of association or grade as beneficiary.

After initial admission, The case was posted on 01.07.2021.

BSNL Standing counsel admitted that there are definite dues towards SAB contribution and due to paucity of funds, the same has not been extended. Hon’ble Tribunal has directed BSNL to submit a statement showing the amounts due as per the existing scheme in two weeks time. During the hearing, Hon Court also observed that the said amount cannot be denied or delayed and needs to be paid without any delay.

Dear friends, in the membership change window season, long long writeups are coming from various groups containing CR of AIGETOA association in the last 10 months of being the majority. Though it’s laughable and ridiculous that people who were at the helm of the affairs for more than two decades are writing CR of AIGETOA and its leadership for the last 10 months. We also wish to inform you that some splinter groups are also in the quest of defaming AIGETOA.

However, we once again reiterate that we will reply to all these people and splinter groups through action and results. Things have been delayed because of reasons beyond our control and not because of a lack of intent or initiative.

We once again leave it to people to exercise their conscience and recognize what is good and what is bad.

Our legal team is on Job for the replacement of E1 Pay Scale by E2 pay scales as entry-level JTO/JAO scales. We already have obtained a stay on the degradation of Pay Scales in JTO RR and very soon we will be apprising you about some good news on that part also.

We extend our special accolades to the AIGETOA Kerala Legal Team who are taking this issue from the front under the guidance of AIGETOA CHQ.

Jun
26

Immediate attention to the Infra requirements in Kerala Circle

AIGETOA Kerala submits our concern about the precarious and poor infra conditions that exist in the field to CGMT, BSNL Kerala. We requested Immediate attention to the Infra requirements in Kerala Circle with a focus on the following areas.

1. BTS & Exchange Battery Fault, Zero Backup issues
2. BTS & Exchange Power Plant issues
3. DG / Alternator Fault issues
4. Non-supply of Diesel / Ensuring sufficient fuel and related issues
5. Failure in SDCA Level Transmission Centers due to Poor Infra Conditions in Exchanges
6. The rusted conditions of RTT / Masts in BTS locations

We request for immediate purchase of BTS battery & Power Plant as per need in a phased manner or else the issues may get enhanced exponentially. All items with respect to DG maintenance have to be operational for the smooth rollout of tenders & purchases. Necessary guidelines in this regard may be issued. We propose the option of considering 200AH power plants as the second supply to major Transmission rooms in important stations which may be done with less than 50K expenditure and can ensure a fault-free Transmission network. The need for proper checks in all the Tower installations and inspection by the Civil wing on tower strength is a must and the needed repair need to be done on a war foot basis.

Already in the Kerala circle, BSNL is far behind the other operators due to the lack of 4G service. And when this is coupled with high outages, it results in a bad image with high port out. The executives may not be held responsible for any failure or faults which may occur due to poor infra elements. We hope that the submissions will be considered based on the gravity of the situation that prevails.

 

Click here for the letter submitted

Jun
19

AIGETOA Serves Notice For Organisational Actions

AIGETOA serves the notice for organisational actions seeking the attention of the management as well as the Government for fixing up of the responsibility towards failure to revive BSNL, pay salaries and medical benefits in time and the complete failure to resolve the long pending HR issues either.

Click here for the Notice

In the recent agenda meeting held on 11th June 2021 under the chairmanship of Director (HR) wherein certain specific assurances were given with respect to settlement of issues and it was categorically assured that a committee will be formed immediately after the meeting, a new proposal for replacement of E1A-E2A pay scales by E2 and E3 Pay Scales shall be sent on 14th June Itself, the committee for FTTH service connection will submit its report immediately, the meeting for restructuring shall be convened within one week with Majority Association etc. It was also informed that management will finalise a fixed date for salary disbursement in line with other statutory payments. However, till today, no appreciable action has taken place despite categorical assurances on many issues. Further, with regard to seniority list issue, the legal opinion which was read out in the meeting clearly stated that Quota should be incorporated while drawing the seniority list but it is understood that management is trying to obtain modified legal opinion just to oppose the genuine vacancy year based seniority concept which was installed in BSNL after so many discussions and legal scrutiny and with the same hierarchy except one person being changed and management is trying to go back from its own decision out of some frivolous reasons.

On the promotion front, no appreciable efforts are being seen from management except for buck-passing on the legal complexities. In the meeting held on 9th December CMD BSNL directed the Personnel section to process the JTO to SDE (DPC) and it was explained by the HR team that the reservation issue will not be a show stopper on JTO to SDE promotions and now management is reluctant on publishing the notice for even LDCE exams also. It was informed to us in the recent agenda meeting that Jabalpur CAT judgment is expected shortly and that even if it doesn’t come, management will move ahead now as more than six months have lapsed and we don’t consider the JABALPUR CAT JUDGEMENT as show stopper anymore. Now as reported on the website of some other association, they are linking up the matter with the reservation issue. Hence there is no point in hoping for any positive outcome now from management.

Similarly, the SDE to DE promotions and AO to CAO promotions have been put on rest in BSNL citing reservation issues. Despite our request not to tag the matter with SLP pending at Hon’ble Supreme Court and instead try for an in-house settlement with mutual consensus amongst all the contending groups, management chose the easy way of filing an SLP which is making this situation more complex. Now management is citing the same SLP as the show stopper in issuing both the promotions. It will be pertinent to mention that executives in the grade of SDE ( List -8) and in the grade of AO are stagnating for almost 10 to 17 years now.

Still, after the agenda meeting dated 11.06.2021, AIGETOA preferred to wait till one week to gauge the seriousness of management on its commitments, but it is regretful that subsequent developments and continued inaction along with messages by management to other groups gives a clear indication that management is not sincere in honoring its own commitments made to the recognised representatives association on record.

Added to all the above issues, management has failed completely to revive BSNL despite extending a 64000 crore revival package by the Government of India in October 2019. It’s a complete failure of BSNL management that despite such a big revival package and the exodus of around 80,000 employees of BSNL through VRS which reduced the salary burden to almost 60%, today situation of the company is at a position that even the salary and medical facilities are not being extended to the employees during this extreme Pandemic Situation also. No doubt, the lack of 4G service is a major constraint but it cannot be the only reason for BSNL's failure to revive itself as the opportunities extended by Government of India in Fixed Line Services by making BSNL a priority choice could not be capitalised at all. The revenues are not improving, the backbone network and infrastructure like OFC routes, battery, Power plants are at pathetic conditions, no improvement in mobile coverage, failure of Cluster-based outsourcing of CFA and CM works are clear examples of the failure of decision making authority in BSNL and the executives are being asked to maintain the services by paying from their own pockets.

The continued failure in addressing the issues be it HR, be it maintenance/development issues, be it extending timely salary or extending timely medical benefits to the employees. The subsequent non-visibility of any appreciable effort on any front ( be it HR, be it EB, Be it CM, or Be it CFA) to revive the company gives a clear indication that running the company has now become just a formality. As a majority recognised association of BSNL, we cannot remain mute to such things, and accordingly, we have decided to move ahead with organisational action programs to seek the attention of management as well as the government in addressing the major cause of concerns for BSNL and its employees.

While we have noticed long writeups on the website of one association, instead of countering their writeup, we prefer to reply with action rather than words. Instead of the words and proving who is right, who is wrong, we request that association as well as all other associations to come together and fight unitedly to Save BSNL and its employees. For all others, who may be having some apprehension in their minds that why notice has been served at this point of time, we would like to inform one and all that we were waiting for the agenda meeting and after that one week time was given to gauge the seriousness of the commitments. It is very much clear now that despite categorical assurances in the meeting, management could not come up with any resolution which was committed in the first week and instead is acting contrary to the interests of the executives especially BSNL Recruits. Hence, all hopes for an amicable resolution are closed now and we are left with no option but to act on organisational programs to settle our long pending HR issues. Accordingly, we request one and all to come together by shredding the association boundaries and fight for the survival of our beloved company as well as its employees.

It's either now or never. We have shown in the Past our might. It's time to resurrect that Mighty Past for shaping up a glorious future ahead not only for employees but also for our beloved company BSNL.

Just Remember – Together We Can and Together Only We Can.

Requesting all to support the call given by the employees for the employees.

 

Jun
14

Heartfelt Condolences & Prayers

AIGETOA Kerala express its heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of Sri.Sadan PK,SDE Store, Ollur, Thrissur. Prayers for the departed soul.

Jun
12

CHQ News: AIGETOA CHQ Second Agenda Meeting

The Second Minuted Agenda Meeting between the Recognised Representative Association and BSNL Corporate Management held on 11/06/2021 through an online platform.

Click here for the agenda points, management's stand, and Association's stand on the issues with conclusions.

For more details please visit aigetoachq.org

Jun
02

Heartfelt Condolences on the sad demise of Sri Satheesh MB JTO (BBC) Thrissur

We are extremely shocked and shattered to know about the untimely demise of our colleague Sri Satheesh M B, JTO (BBC), Thrissur, and the manner in which he has chosen to end his life. We are also in deep anguish to note that the purported reason attributed to this extreme step being financial difficulties. We express our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family. May his soul rest in peace.

No doubt, we in BSNL are passing through tough times. We are passing amidst a deadly pandemic in which we have lost many colleagues. Many of us have also lost our kith and kin. To add salt to this wound, BSNL is being run by insensitive management which has not only failed to disburse timely salary to the staff, but also forces executives to pay out of their pocket for the upkeep of the telecom network even amidst this pandemic. We are also witnessing management that has failed miserably in driving the company through the revival plan post-VRS. Launch of 4G, Prudent and timely restructuring after VRS to suit the modern business needs, professionalization of HR functions, etc. are all adding up to the list of missed opportunities for BSNL!

However, all are requested to note that suicide is not a solution; instead, it creates more problems. BSNL has already lost more than 180 staff in this pandemic and we are witnessing management that runs away from its responsibilities. We do see many sad faces in our company and an element of restlessness and discontent brewing in the company. Timely salary, medical facility, care, and rest must be ensured to employees. Above all, there must be hope - a  hope that a good future awaits us. HR management begins by creating an environment of hope for growth and joyful life.

The young employees came with a dream and their dreams must be made true by creating a great company with value. We expect empathetic deeds and words from the management that inspire and enlighten us, but not words of doom and gloom.  We also take this opportunity to request the BSNL Fraternity to reach out to all our colleagues at this hour of crisis because it will reduce the stress levels. Let's all fly above the valley of darkness and let us not just hope but work all the ways to make our dreams true.

May your soul rest in peace, Satheesh.

Jun
02

Prudent utilisation of UT/Huawei NGN & ASL-1A cards within Kerala Circle

AIGETOA Kerala represented with CGMT BSNL KERALA about the need of replacement of CDOT exchanges with UT/Huawei NGN & utilisation of ASL-1A cards to replace colocated DSLAMs in UT NGN in Kerala Circle before effecting any such diversions. This will have a direct impact on maintenance aspects and power utilisation.

Click here for the letter submitted

May
29

Letter to CMD BSNL on modification in BCF Policy and Covid-19 Death Compensation

AIGETOA has strongly objected to discrimination between the causes of death and demanded to immediately include all death cases in BCF Policy and incorporate other measures in the notified Policy as suggested by the association earlier.

AIGETOA also demanded to declare all death cases due to COVID or its related complications as “On Duty Death” and demanded adequate compensation for the families in line with the earlier communication dated 04.05.2021.

Click here for the letter

May
21

Group Mediclaim Policy Powered By AIGETOA Started For 7766 Employees Of BSNL With 35,873 Beneficiaries

The Group Mediclaim Policy by AIGETOA started functioning with 35,873 beneficiaries in the first phase.

It is issued in the name of “All India Graduate Engineers & Telecom Officers association” (AIGETOA), BSNL by New India Assurance Co Ltd (Government of India Undertaking), and Medi Assist which was awarded India's best TPA at the Asia Insurance Awards 2020.

This is to intimate that the facility to download E-Card for the List-1 has been started and data uploading for the List-2 is in progress.

The E-Card can be downloaded from the website

https://portal.medibuddy.in/

The detailed procedure to download the E-Card is given here

The List of Network Hospitals can be downloaded in excel format from here

The Reimbursement claim form can be downloaded here.

More details are available at AIGETOA CHQ Website.

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Kerala Circle

Office Bearers

Circle President
Sri. Muhammadali M C
SDE, Kannur
Mob:9446549066
Circle Secretary
Sri. Saheer S
SDE, Trivandrum
Mob:9446060060
Circle Finance Secretary
Sri. Maxmilan K
SDE, Ernakulam
Mob:9446429122
Circle Vice President
Sri. Anil Kani
Sri. Vipal Prem
Assistant Circle Secretary
Sri. Ansal Mohammed C H
Sri. Prasadraj R V
Sri. Abdul Basith
Sri. Nikesh V K
Sri. Binoj C B
Sri. Cijo P Joseph
Nominated Members
Sri. Ramachandran V K
Sri. Madhu R V
Sri. Sudeep C
Sri. Mohammed Nafeel
Sri. Melvin Thomas
Sri. Suneer Yousuf
Trivandrum Circle Office

Circle Office

President
Sri. Rajiv Rajan
SDE(BP), NWP-CFA
Mob: 9446448447
Secretary
Sri. Dr. Sathyajose S L
SDE(CS)
Mob: 9447753571
Finance Secretary
Sri. Aravind. M
SDE (General)
Mob: 9447963221
Trivandrum SSA

Trivandrum

President
Sri. Sooraj S
SDE-FM (KZM&VAK)
Mob: 9447709200
Secretary
Sri. Sreejith S.V
SDE (FTTH Marketing) TVM
Mob: 9449014055
Finance Secretary
Sri. Sooraj B.S
SDE Neyyattinkara
Mob: 9446444450
Kollam SSA

Kollam

President
Sri. Anoop Balachandran
SDE FTTH&PM Kollam
Mob: 9449823152
Secretary
Sri.Pratheeplal.S
SDE FTTH Kollam
Mob: 9447036555
Finance Secretary
Sri. Rahul Ramachandran
SDE NIB Kollam
Mob: 9447572800
Pathanamthitta SSA

Pathanamthitta

President
Sri. VENU A V
SDE Ranni
Mob: 9447701525
Secretary
Sri. Manoj.T
SDE(BSS&TXMN)Pandalam
Mob: 9446410257
Finance Secretary
Sri. Jenu John
SDE Outdoor Thiruvalla
Mob: 9446508555
Kottayam SSA

Kottayam

President
Smt. Lovely Joseph
AGM(L/A) Kanjirappally
Mob: 9446578515
Secretary
Sri. George Johns P
SDE BSS Pala
Mob: 94467755440
Finance Secretary
Sri. Ashley P Thomas
SDE Instl ,Intl&BB
Mob: 9400100264
Alappuzha SSA

Alappuzha

President
Sri. Ratheesh Ponnappan S
SDE Networks ALP
Mob: 9447660660
Secretary
Sri. Sunil Kumar S
SDE NQM ALP
Mob: 9447655755
Finance Secretary
Sri. Jayaprakash
SDE(BSS&TXMN) Mavelikkara
Mob: 9446555455
Ernakulam SSA

Ernakulam

President
Sri. Bijoy R
SDE BSS EKM
Mob: 9446549133
Secretary
Sri. Arun K G
SDE BSS Thrippunithura
Mob: 9447767780
Finance Secretary
Sri. Mohammed Shaiju
SDE OD STR EKM
Mob: 9446473706
Thrissur SSA

Thrissur

President
Sri. Jayadevan C V
AGM(L/A)Kandassnkadavu
Mob: 9447055322
Secretary
Sri. Anand Ramakrishnan
SDE BSS TCR
Mob:9446567304
Finance Secretary
Sri. Chandra Kumar
SDE BBC TCR
Mob:9497015755
Palakkad SSA

Palakkad

President
Sri. Krishnakumaran
SDE NIB PGT
Mob: 9446161040
Secretary
Sri. Ponpradeep P M
AGM(L/A) TXMN PGT
Mob: 9446303077
Finance Secretary
Sri. Unmesh A
SDE NQM PGT
Mob: 9446554737
Malappuram SSA

Malappuram

President
Sri. Faisal Elattuparambil
AGM(L/A) FTTH MLP
Mob: 9446055520
Secretary
Sri. Subair
SDE TIRUR
Mob: 9448053070
Finance Secretary
Sri. Vivek Janardhan
AO(PMS) MLP
Mob: 9483505521
Kozhikode SSA

Kozhikode

President
Sri. Noushad Poylil
AGM(LA)TXMN CLT
Mob: 9497700786
Secretary
Sri. Samel Prasad
SDE BSS Quilandi
Mob: 9446537537
Finance Secretary
Sri. Anurag
SDE NIB
Mob: 9446400440
Kannur SSA

Kannur

President
Sri. Sandeep P
SDE Thaliparambu
Mob: 9447755455
Secretary
Sri. Roopesh Ramakrishnan
SDE Stores Kannur
Mob: 9400850024
Finance Secretary
Sri. Pramodh K J
AGM(LA) TXMN KNR
Mob: 9447055422
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