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Meeting with Circle Management on 16-09-2020

An agenda meeting called by Circle management with the Recognised Representative Association, AIGETOA and support association was held as per schedule at Conference Hall, 6th Floor, BSNL Circle office, Trivandrum. The meeting was held under the chairmanship of CGM Sri. C V Vinod ITS and management side was also represented by Smt. Yojanadas PGM(F), Sri. P G Nirmal, GM (S & M- CFA, NWO-CFA & CM), Sri. N Sukumaran, GM (NWP-CM & CFA, EB), Sri. R Satheesh GM HR & Admin, Smt. Leena Rose Thomas DGM ( HR/Admin ), Smt Sunitha George AGM (HR), Smt Renu V SDE (HR). AIGETOA side was represented by Sri Muhammadali M C Circle President, Sri. Saheer S Circle Secretary, Sri. Maxmilan K Circle Treasurer, Sri. Ansal Mohammed CHQ Advisor, Sri. Dipu Chandran CHQ Organising Secretary, Sri. Anil Kani Vice President, Sri. Prasadraj ACS, Sri Abdul Basith ACS, Sri. Vipal Prem VP, Sri. Binoj ACS, Sri. Bijoy DP EKM.

The meeting started with a hearty welcome to the participants from management side. After self introduction from the participants, the meeting congratulated respected PGM F Smt. Yojanadas on her new assignment as Director (F) BSNL Corporate office. Respected CGMT Kerala addressed the meeting with a precise and elaborate speech where he made an emphasis on the revenue and the need for an effort complying to the requirements. CGMT mentioned about the requirement of BSNL Kerala to take the work on making Lakshdweep islands as a smart hub and the roll out of 4G in Kerala at Malappuram & Wayanad. CGMT pointed about the need of internal restructuring based on competitive environment and recent corporate office guidelines. Further PGM F and other GMs addressed the meeting.

Then AIGETOA was called to present views on agenda points. In the opening remarks Circle Secretary Sri. Saheer assured the support from AIGETOA to management on matters that will ensure betterment of BSNL and its employees. Circle President Sri.Muhammadali thanked and appreciated the move from management to have a participative approach on various matters. Circle President intimated that being the only recognised association of executives in BSNL, AIGETOA acknowledges the responsibility of representing all the cadres and sections in BSNL and the efforts by this association will bring the fruits for all. Further we represented our views on each agenda point through a presentation < Click here for the presentation >. We have emphasised the importance of bringing the transparency and the need for rationality in various decisions pertaining to HR and to ensure motivation to the executive fraternity because HR is the most valuable resource of any organization.


The highlights of the discussions held are given below:

Executive manpower redeployment

We have intimated to the circle administration that, since the justification, norms and sanctioned strength especially SDE/AO/JTO/JAOs based on restructuring is still awaited from corporate office, the discussion with respect to justification of staff strength is not required. Rather present working strength may be used to cater various internal requirements within the BAs & Circle if required, after considering request transfers, options and through LA arrangements. We raised the concern that now 5 BAs in Kerala don’t have regular GM in place and how the allotment of 5 more GMs in EKM can be made? Thus from DGM to JTO/JAO level, we submitted a proposal where by each category of BAs can be served with present conditions (with changes as needed may be worked out for different BAs w.r.t. revenue, working lines & geographical area) in addition to the executive deployment at circle office wings.

We have pointed out that management need to consider the various aspects with regard to the prevailing organizational structure and the pre-requisites which was explained in detail before any such changes. We stressed the fact the there was no reduction of work in any executive cadre in post VRS scenario. There is no outsourcing of activities in accounts wing rather the works are increased and core accounting need to be strengthened. The Infra related issues – mainly with battery, power plant were made into the notice of management. The segments like Transmission, EB, BSS & FTTH, Core n/w, Sales and Marketing, External need to be given priority and ensure effective utilization of employees. The Geographical area of BAs (like EKM-IDK, KOZ -WYD, KNR-KSD & TCR, MLP, PGT) need to be taken care while staff rationalization with existing executive strength is initiated. The guidelines in corporate office letter dated 27/12/2019 can be used as a reference in the post VRS scenario. The need of HR & TR centralization and implementation of E-office with reduction in multiplicity of report seeking, which automatically increase productive man hours also mentioned. The presentation included each BAs working lines count, revenue percentile, cluster count, mobile sub divisions & present executive deployment. We suggested for a practical approach in re-deployment with the present staff strength in each BAs without much disturbances. We suggested that more DGMs/AGMs/CAOs/AOs/SDEs are required and the same may be ensured through look after arrangements till regular promotions are made. Since LA options were called prior to VRS, we requested that fresh options may be called from executives for look after arrangements.

CGMT appreciated the efforts from association and the points raised are well taken. With regard to infra maintenance it was informed that management will try to go for managed service model for infra maintenance. He also mentioned the matter that the redeployment outline from management is almost in line with the proposal made by AIGETOA.The need of cluster wise ownership of BSNL business is given a stress by CGMT where the cluster in charge, BBC and account personal in charge are expected to deliver by working together.

Shortage of manpower & Redeployment

With regard to these agenda points, we mentioned that we have a transfer policy in place but the need of the hour is, ensuring its transparent implementation for Inter BA & Intra BA transfers. The guidelines to calculate stay particulars are clear and lists may be published based on the same BA wise for each cadre at the earliest. We also requested that the request transfers of all executives who have completed / nearing completion may be considered and after the same options may be called from executives for acute shortage identified BAs. We also submitted that the long stay Transfers (if any) may be effected with minimum displacement towards the acute shortage BAs by considering Covid-19 situation and other constraints.

CGMT informed that the proposals and concerns raised by AIGETOA will be definitely considered and as far as possible all the suggestion will be taken care. The stay particulars will be published BA wise for each cadre of executives. The matter will be discussed again with AIGETOA on formal agenda meeting scheduled on 28-09-2020.

We have also suggested the strengthening core sections with sufficient executives and non executives along with clear work profile and functional mappings. The need of a tender for undertaking outsourcing works at transmission, continuation of up keeping contract and call centre support were also brought into the notice of management.

Innovative ideas to improve our business & Revenue and Revenue collection

We pointed that the executives can perform their best and at the same time, they expect management to be open in their approach to facilitate the work and support them proactively.

The various points were discussed in detail like - FTTH being the future of CFA segment, the requirement for due consideration to FTTH segment. The LCOs payment Issues and shortcomings in B pay/E pay/Wallet, encouragement of ELCOs, CRM / clarity issues, need of Promotional Plans in FTTH, Pole network build up, stringent SLA parameters in FTTH segment etc. We proposed the need of Mobile numbering level availability for SIP PRI platform since many e-commerce merchants are using the same, where we have a business potential and our IMS core is capable for the same.

We have also coined an idea of an exclusive social media marketing team with self volunteering people from BAs and its expected line of works and further improvement. The suggestion for Total Telecom Solution with System Integrators, CM Franchisees as Marketing partners and Single Window concept also discussed. For increasing the revenue and collection status, we proposed to strengthen OSP team and suggested prepaid facility incorporation in other segments too. The changes in EB billing process into deposit + arrear billing instead present method and need of promotional plans in EB segment were also suggested. Effective utilisation of BSNL’s own space and need for reduction in rented space were also suggested.

Management actively involved in discussion on each point mentioned and took the feedback and CGMT assured that initiatives will be taken accordingly.

Finally on the last agenda point i.e. the Cluster-wise maintenance activity for Landline/Broadband - Suggestions for Improvement, there was detailed discussion with regard to the issues faced by external cluster in-charges with regard to outsourcing and related matters. Each minute point came under discussion and the suggestions were also made.

CGMT informed that all possible measures are to be taken to go along with the contractor and if the situation demands then the cluster in-charge need to be more stringent and actions may be initiated to protect the BSNL’s interest. CGMT has unequivocally told that cluster in-charges are empowered with power and responsibility in assessing and recommending present contractor for further continuation of his work and the non performing contractors can be terminated by finding the alternate option with necessary approval.

The presentation from AIGETOA lasted for almost 1&½ Hrs and was well appreciated from management side. The approach from management side was positive and we hope that going further, we will be able to workout the best possible practical solution within the constraints that we confront with. Together we will make it better for our organization and ourselves.

Our motto – “A Vibrant and Inclusive BSNL 2.0”


Reach Your Representative Association :AIGETOA

Dear Colleagues,

All India Graduate Engineers & Telecom Officers Association (AIGETOA) is determined to take issues related to BSNL and employees with due vigour and diligence, because we are aware that it’s the foremost duty of the representative association. We have shared the matters that will be our straight priorities at Corporate office level through our manifesto -  the Shapath Pathra and we are working for resolutions as envisaged.

In a similar line,   as a continuous process for carrying forward an inclusive and participative approach at Circle and BA level where all the employees across various cadres can share their suggestions, ideas and views - AIGETOA Kerala hereby announces a unified platform through our website. As the only Recognised Representative Association,  AIGETOA is entitled for providing views on important matters,  issues related with growth and viability of BSNL and consultation on policy matters in each level. The formal meetings by AIGETOA with management will be there for specific submissions on merit. We bring before all employees in Kerala Circle, an online webpage form through which each one of you are empowered to share your thought process which may be reflected in various meetings by AIGETOA at Circle and BA level. The submissions can be exchanged, examined, and applied to make a vibrant BSNL and a best HR System in BSNL by catering to the aspirations of the employees.

Suggestions / Ideas are welcome from all cadres and we reckon that this venture would be highly advantageous for deciding how your representative association should work and also how it will provide an insight to the requirements and realities that management is bound to cater.  

To submit the suggestions please use this Google form.

The same is shared at the top of AIGETOA Kerala website.

Let’s Unite for Change and Progress.  Let’s Unite in actual sense through participation.


Clarifications from Management on Online Attendance

Inline with AIGETOA's submission dated 2/9/2020 , Circle administration issued clarification on the points raised by the association.

Click here for the clarification.


Meeting with GM(HR/Admin), O/o CGMT, Kerala Circle

Our Circle team met GM HR/Admin to discuss about the proposed online attendance system. We shared our concerns over the same. It was assured to us that necessary clarifications and requirements will be incorporated.

Click here for the letter submitted.





ONAM Wishes from AIGETOA Kerala to All BSNL Employees

Dear Friends and Colleagues, 

Onam Greetings to you and your family!

Onam is traditionally a harvest festival of Kerala and is a moment of nostalgia for every Keralaite. The 10 day colourful festival culminating with Thiruvonam is undoubtedly an event that unites the diverse Kerala society and its vast Diaspora overseas.

On this festive occasion, AIGETOA Kerala extend our warm wishes to entire BSNL fraternity in Kerala and their family members. May you all be blessed with happiness and prosperity in life. Wishing you lots of good fortune and accomplishment. May your life be as colourful as the colour of Onam.

For AIGETOA Kerala, this Onam is sweeter because it comes immediately after AIGETOA is designated as Recognised Majority Representative Association in BSNL. It is a cheerful culmination of years of dedicated team work and systematic hard work for Team AIGETOA. We once again congratulate all those warriors and flag bearers of AIGETOA Kerala who worked against odds to make this dream a reality. However we are aware that we can’t be in oblivion to the fact that this recognition tag has shouldered enormous responsibility on us to represent the entire BSNL executive fraternity in Kerala in an equitable manner. We shall not disappoint our well wishers in this regard.

Kerala circle is always a top performer and a front runner in BSNL in terms of performance.  Despite its moderate geographical size out of the 11 SSAs in Kerala, 1  SSA is made as “Very Large BA”, 6 SSAs are made as “Large BA” and 4 SSAs are made as “Medium BA” in latest consolidation and rationalization of work guidelines issued by BSNL. It is an indication of the importance Kerala circle plays in BSNL revenue and performance. Further outsourcing guidelines introduced by BSNL CO after VRS has entrusted a new challenge for BSNL –i.e the need for reach out, motivation and managing our partners for a mutually beneficial relationship. It is in addition to the traditional challenges in Sales and Marketing, Procurement and vendor management, Workforce and customer management etc. Let us hope Onam 2020 induces a new vigour and vitality to BSNL & BSNL Kerala in these directions and it will to continue to be a beacon light and torch bearer.

Not to mention, Covid-19 pandemic has indeed cast a shadow over Onam celebrations 2020. We need to be responsible citizens at this critical juncture and careful in following social distancing norms and various guidelines issued by authorities. We also need to empathetic to society and receptive to the needs of the less privileged during this pandemic. Let us pledge to remain vigilant, alert and humane amid these festivities during a pandemic.

Thanks and Regards,

Team AIGETOA Kerala.


Grant Of Status Of Majority Recognised Representative Association To AIGETOA

Grant of Status of Majority Recognised Representative Association to AIGETOA at Corporate Level, all Circle level and all SSA level on the basis of 2nd Membership Verification of Executives Association in BSNL.

Click here for SR cell notification.



Dear Colleagues,

Season  greetings and  Best wishes to you all.

Finally the result of 2nd EMV  conducted on 18/08/2020 are released and AIGETOA has emerged as the Recognised  Majority Representative Association in BSNL. We congratulate all executives for their esteemed participation and the overwhelming support extended to AIGETOA. We are elated on this performance and it is a dream comes true for us. We have stood the test of time and worked tirelessly keeping faith on our beliefs. We remain composed and reiterate our commitment to work tirelessly and dedicate ourselves for building a more vibrant and inclusive BSNL 2.0.

On this historic day when we look back, we recognise that it was a tough journey for an association that took birth on 21/11/2005 and couldn’t dream of reaching where we are today,  but for the firm commitment and dedication of our members.  The virtues and shared values that define this association has been a source of inspiration and a strong bond for our team work.  We also recognise that this victory or the recognition tag is an entitlement to represent all executives shared aspirations before the management.  Our tryst with the real success will be the day when we can have the resolution of our real issues and turn around BSNL. We remain committed to leave no stone unturned till this is achieved.

This historic day would not have been a reality but for the hard work and sacrifices of many of our colleagues at All India level and at Circle level including our founding members.  The active participation of our dynamic AIP and GS along with the entire CHQ team in day to day affairs of Kerala circle body has left an indelible mark on us and ignited our quest to excel.   The hard work and sleepless nights put forth by many of our office bearers and members in the CHQ, Circle Body and SSA bodies in last few years need a special mention. We would like to assure them that you have sweated it out with a purpose. Your hard work has carved out a new sunrise – a new beginning, where we can feel a level of involvement and entitlement on decisions of management regarding issues that concerned to our day to day professional life.  Let us continue to work for a more professional work environment within BSNL.

On this day, we also extend our special thanks to the Office Bearers and members of our alliance partners of SEWA and ABLE for their valuable support and blessings during this E MV and this shall remain a partnership that we will cherish for the years to come. AIGETOA has never hid the fact that it is a platform that is synonymous with the Pay, Promotion, Pension aspirations of BSNL executives and also profitability and viability of BSNL. While we remain committed to this cause, we also believe that sufficient space exists in BSNL for all cadres to coexist with mutual respect, provided a conducive environment exists. It shall be our endeavour to work towards it and we reiterate our commitment before the MV - to work as an association for all executives. It is our honest assurance that we shall abide by this promise. We believe in Unity, but we believe in Unity through Equity and not in something farce as labeling a show of predominance and gimmicks as a show of Unity! 

We also have no qualms in congratulating other associations who participated in MV for their performance. However we request them that at this juncture, we need to remind ourselves of the fact that the real success lies in resolution of issues and turning around BSNL. Let us pledge to keep our differences apart when we work for BSNL and reaffirm our commitment to turn around BSNL by offering an olive branch to management on constructive suggestions from them and acting as an alert watchdog on matters that are detrimental to the company as well as employees.  Let us learn to keep the usurping tactics and incidents for one-upmanship at bay and work with a shared vision of a more vibrant and inclusive BSNL 2.0. It is then that we will be able to achieve the real “Unity of executives” in BSNL! 


With Warm Regards

Team AIGETOA Kerala.



Ganesh Chaturthi wishes...



Message from Circle Secretary on 2nd MV voting completion

Thank you for your support in MV2

Dear Friends

AIGETOA Kerala expresses our heartful thanks to all Executives who  participated in the 2nd MV Voting completed today.

We extend our deep gratitude to the management and administration under the leadership of CGM in circle office and GMs in different BA. The membership verification would not have been a smooth and successful affair, but for the dedicated work of different teams including ROs/AROs/Observers/Presiding Officers/ and Polling Teams.

We also need to extend our special thanks to Office Bearers and members of our alliance partners of SEWA and ABLE. We are confident that this will remain a partnership that we will cherish for the years to come.

Further we will be failing in our duty if we don't acknowledge the tremendous support from CHQ. The web meetings and talk shows held by our dynamic AIP and GS and their active participation in various stages of our campaign was our driving source of inspiration and energy. We also acknowledge the hard work put forth by our office bearers and ordinary members in the circle body and SSA bodies in last few weeks. We are confident that the effort put forth by you will have a lasting impact in shaping BSNL 2.0. Congratulations and Best wishes to one and all.

Last never the least, we extend our fraternal wishes to other associations who participated in this MV. Thank you very much for providing a dignified and healthy platform for the contest. We are confident that your contributions have helped us to deliver our best! Finally the most deserving one will be winning. Let us hope for the best and keep doing our best in the interest of BSNL.

Thanks and Regards


Web Update No : 1 - before Membership Verification

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

The active campaigning period for the 2nd Membership Verification (MV) of Executive Associations in BSNL which is due on 18/08/2020 has come to an end. This MV has come at an opportune time as BSNL is at the cusp of a major internal generational change due to the impending restructuring exercise after VRS to take on the predatory competition outside in the telecom sector. We are confident that each and every executive recognise the significance of this MV and utilise their voting rights in the best interests of self and BSNL.


However, it has come to our notice that some misleading campaign - purportedly by a team which is worried of their defeat – that the voting for 2nd MV is not a secret ballot and the vote exercised by an executive can be easily identified, is going on in some sections. We would like to assure all executives that it is not true and the polled votes at a booth will be brought to the Counting centre at BA head quarters and mixed thoroughly before counting. We hereby produce the verbatim of the BSNL guidelines in this regard.




This should put to rest the concerns if any, by any executive regarding exercising his or her franchise in a free and fair manner.

We once again exhort one and all executives who cares for BSNL to participate in this MV and cast their vote in a decisive manner for the betterment of BSNL.



Consideration for one Urban Cluster from Kerala for 4G Trial

AIGETOA Kerala submitted a proposal for considering an urban cluster from Kerala circle for 4G pilot testing. Recently we are going with some media reports with regard to proposals from ITI - Tech Mahindra in this regard.

Click here for the letter


Reimbursement of Security Deposit

AIGETOA Kerala submitted the matter of pending reimbursement of Security deposit ( Rs-5000/- ) which was paid at the time of joining to the executives who have completed 5 years of service. There are many executives who came under transfers form other states yet to get this amount reimbursed.

Click here for the letter


Eid-Al-Adha Mubarak


Kerala Circle

Office Bearers

Circle President
Sri. Muhammadali M C
SDE, Kannur
Circle Secretary
Sri. Saheer S
SDE, Trivandrum
Circle Finance Secretary
Sri. Maxmilan K
SDE, Ernakulam
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

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Sri. Dr. Sathyajose S L
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SDE (General)
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Trivandrum SSA


Sri. Sooraj S
SDE-FM Attingal & Varkala
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Alappuzha SSA


Sri.Sunil Kumar S
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Sri.Subiksh T Surendran
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