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Circle Stay Particulars in SDE / DE Cader

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CEC Meeting on 14/12/2019

The CEC Meeting of AIGETOA Kerala was held at Thykkoodom, Ernakulam on 14/12/2019. Detailed discussions on Post VRS scenario proposals took place. Further proceedings on EPF full pension and other legal battles were also elaborately discussed. The meeting decided to reach more BSNL recruits and to make them aware on Pension , Pay & Promotion avenues.


Meeting with Ernakulam BA Administration

AIGETOA Ernakulam team met administration for the issue of transfer of officers from high range area after completion of tenure period. It was informed that PGMT EKM will be on leave till 6/1/2020. We have appraised about the factual situation prevailing in this matter.

Click here for the letter submitted.


Murder of Democracy in BSNL - Hand in glove arrangement of SR section with the proclaimed corners

Recently SR section issued two letters from their section - one seeking feedback of associations wrt freezing the membership window from 15th December 2019 and another conveying decision to freeze the current membership window. In the meanwhile, one of the executive associations was filling its website by RTIs obtained on the membership count. The same association also went to lodge its formal complaint of granting of agenda meeting to AIGETOA on priority and have been running pillar to post to show the membership count of AIGETOA to all parts of BSNL management stating that AIGETOA does not represent the BSNL Recruits and it is in fact they who represent majority of BSNL Recruits. Our simple submission on this was a question that how many times these so called recognised ones have come to you to discuss about the Pay, Pension and Promotion related issues of BSNL Recruits. The question itself made it clear who is the real representative of BSNL Recruits.

It is a well known fact that with end of three years recognition period without resolving any issue of BSNL Recruits, huge migration from these executive associations was anticipated and the ever increasing acceptance of AIGETOA amongst the executives in General and BSNL recruits in particular was adding further to their worry. So again SR cell and GM (SR) in particular came to their rescue through aforesaid letter announcing stoppage of change of membership from one association to other in the pre-designated window of 16th December-15th January. All of the sudden, GM SR realised that this membership change window results in bad blood amongst executives and will result in hampering the works of orgnisation. So taking the shelter of VRS process, he moved a proposal to freeze the membership window so that churning out in Membership of the recognised corners can be avoided. Symbiotic relationship - is a popular term in Biology which means benefit to each other. All these three years, this bad blood was acceptable to GM SR and suddenly after the end of recognition, he realised and accordingly issued a dictat that there will not be any membership change window in the ongoing period which is nothing but assualt on the democratic rights of Executives. So, the change of pre-defined condition before next membership verification is murder of democratic value & complete biasness towards the previous majority and support association which we strongly condemn and demand immediate roll back.

The MV Process was deferred and now even after the period of recognition is over, GM SR has not yet issued any letter for revocation of facilities granted to recognised and support association, thereby increasing their recognition period beyond three years which is illegal, arbitrary and bad in law. We fail to understand this sudden upsurge of love by GM (SR) for the recognised and support association, which prevented him to not issue the very basic letter of withdrawing the recognition of these two associations on completion of their tenure of three years on 12th December, 2019 as notified by SR Section earlier itself vide L. No. BSNL/20-6/SR/2019 on 13th December, 2016.

It's not new that time and again authorities have shown their love for these groups who put all obstacles in the success of BSNL Revival process. AIGETOA has been an avid supporter of the BSNL Revival Process and measures like VRS, rolling back the retirement age to 58 and perhaps it is paying the price for supporting the endeavours of government for BSNL Revival Process. It is now ample clear that people like him want those to flourish in BSNL who have put all the obtacles in the successful implementation of Revival Process.

Anyhow what GM (SR) does considering his prerogative, what management does it as their right, the association will also come up with what it has in their hands i.e. to respond to the situation through organisational means! We have been restraining ourselves keeping in view the cirtical scenario in which our orgnisation is placed in. However, now when it is quite clear that HR managers are least bothered about the prevailing situation and they are in fact provoking executives (BR in particular) by denying them their due rights of promotion, Pay and Pension without any substanatial reasons, it is high time that we also forget the cooperating attitude and launch an all out offensive for realisation of our rights. All the Circle Secretaries and office bearers are requsted to mobilise their cadre and be ready to respond to call of CHQ on the shortest possible time.

We hope that the management will take corrective action and stop patronising those, who have been putting roadblocks to the success of the revival package. We sincerely hope that the management will at least now realise collective strength of 24000 BSNL Recruits amongst the left out 31000 executives Post VRS and resolve their long pending issues of this group who have till now kept itself dedicated to the growth and survival of BSNL and have exercised restraint. We think that management will not provoke its executives to adopt the path of struggle and hence will come up with corrective action.


Urgent attention to resolve Power Plant issue at Ernakulam Transmission Centre

GS-AIGETOA writes about critical situation of power plant and air-conditioning at Ernakulam Transmission Centre and requested for immediate intervention to restore normalcy.

Click here for the letter submitted


AIGETOA extends its good wishes to all employees on the closing time of BSNL VRS Scheme 2019

AIGETOA extends its good wishes to both set of employees; those who will continue their testing journey with BSNL and to those also who opted for VRS Scheme 2019. It is learnt that total 78569 employees have finally opted for VRS. We believe that both set of employees have contributed for upcoming challenges for growth and revival of BSNL. Those opted VRS have served this department and erstwhile DoT in their prime time and now contributing by choosing VRS scheme to give way for much awaited Revival of BSNL. We acknowledge their long journey & contribution to this department and assure that we will always be available for them as BSNL Parivar.

We also appreciate to all those who are going to remain in BSNL to serve this mother organisation in challenging time. We just want to highlight the famous proverb, "When the going gets tough, only the tough gets going". So, let's come together, move together, grow together and grow BSNL together.

We are of the firm opinion that we will turn around the fortune of this company with our honest and dedicated approach. It is further informed that any adventurism with the future of this company anymore should not be accepted and all of us will have to shed away the negativity and focus ourselves on the revival and growth of the BSNL. We request each and every employee to own this company and simultaneously request the management to come out with concrete and sincere plan/recourse to best utilize the one time opportunity offered by the Government of India to revive this strategic asset of the Nation i.e. BSNL. We will also come up with suggestion and submit to the management for consideration as discussed.

At the same time, we will request the respected CMD, Director (HR) and other senior officers of HR wing to resolve the long pending HR issues of the executives to bring peace and tranquility to the company. We all know that peace, harmony and motivation are paramount factors for growth and development of any organisation. The BSNL also needs to work genuinely in this direction to achieve the desired goal of the government to flourish BSNL once again.


Submission on Fixing KPIs without addressing Field Requirements

AIGETOA Kerala submitted the field executives concern over, fixing of KPIs without addressing the field requirements by Management.

We are suprised to see such a move only from Kerala circle management alone. We had mentioned earlier also many time on various issues prevailing in field for more than one year with regard to Manpower, Money and Material. The pending closure orders in Kerala Circle itself comes to lakhs and we can't accept such closure responsibilities to be fixed on to field executives for no fault of them.

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CHQ NEWS : Meeting of GS and AIP with CMD BSNL on 29.11.2019 at New Delhi

GS Shri Wasi Ahmad along with President Shri Ravi Shil Verma, Vice President Shri Badri Kumar Mehta and AGS Shri Yogendra Kumar met CMD BSNL on 29.11.2019 and had an elaborate discussion over JTO to SDE Promotions, Proposed Road Map of organization Post VRS, Payment of Salary, Preparation of seniority List 9, SDE Reversal Issue and other pending HR issues.

CMD BSNL told that it's a tough time and we all will have to sail together and shown confidence of turn around. He said, post VRS situation will have to be handled by all of us collectively and there may be some inconvenience but it also has to be faced jointly by the management and employees. We have our inputs with regard to the restructuring of organization and HR policy. CMD BSNL patiently listened and discussed to all the suggestions. He said that he want BSNL to be a meritocratic organization where weightage should be given to merit and performance. He said he is not only in favour transparent policy but also transparent implementation of the policy, which we seconded also. He said that he wants to have an elaborate discussion with you people over the issues in next 2-3 weeks and told us to prepare a comprehensive proposal regarding organization working and career progression/placement of executives post VRS as the previous one needs more clarity and solution oriented. We said our team is on Job and we will be presenting the same very soon. We ensure our fullest cooperation in the post VRS scenario and requested CMD BSNL to direct the down line to prepare in time so that in post VRS scenario i.e. 1st February 2020 the services remain smooth and conducive.

With regard to salary, it is informed that there is still shortfall in collections due to mandatory payments and Bank MOU payments and salary is expected to be credited in next 2-3 days. AIGETOA is of the firm view that delay in salary will be not be accepted as the hardship is going beyond tolerance. We are here to work and department may utilize our services as per its requirement but the salary should be credited as per standard norm on the last day of the month. Further, we will not accept any preferential treatment in disbursement of salary to any class and if applied and it will lead to serious unrest. So, it is earnestly requested to ensure salary payment uniformly and timely and the same has been communicated to BSNL management. The association will further raise this issue with different authority also.

With regard to JTO to SDE DPC, he said that he is not averse to it but requested to wait till clarity of VRS figure. With regard to LDCE notifications, association is pursuing with Recruitment cell. We hope for action on both DPC as well as LDCE in the month of December. Our team is on close follow up with all the authorities at all levels. On other HR issues also we have been asked to follow up the same after first week of December 2019. With regards to other issues of BRs, CMD said that once the organization is on right path, he is not averse to resolving any issue which even involves financial implications and asked to exercise faith and patience for some more time. We shall be shortly doing a follow up meeting with CMD and Director (HR) on all issues. Our team is fully alert and trying to ensure that issues of Promotions of JTO to SDE, SDE reversal and circulation of list 9 are resolved before VRS implementation i.e. 31st Jan, 2020.

We also strongly raised the PRBT/VAS issues with CMD BSNL and apprised that the hard earned revenue of the CM Vertical is going out due to default services of PRBT/Vas in many of STVs. We demanded that any such services should be on demand basis and not default basis. It was well acknowledged by him and said that he has reduced it a great extend and will further look into its dynamics. We also handed over our representation to him. Click here for the letter

Later in the evening Shri Wasi Ahmad along with Vice President Shri Badri Kumar Mehta and OS Shri Vivek Kumar met PGM Pers regarding JTO to SDE DPC, List 9 preparation/circulation and SDE Reversal issue. He was positive and assured movement of JTO to SDE DPC process by mid of December after getting over the works of VRS and said the list 9 will be released as assured. He also said that the SDE reversal file be processed once all replies received. In the meantime the current order of Hon'ble CAT Chennai is being processed and he assured to take decision in line with the order.


Contract Labour Manning in Post VRS Scenario

AIGETOA Kerala made submission before CGMT Kerala with regard to contract labour manning in post VRS Scenario during Transition period.

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Notification for CEC Meeting : AIGETOA Kerala

The notification for next Circle Executive Committee meeting of AIGETOA Kerala is issued.
Date - 14/12/2019 Venue - Ernakulam

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Meeting with GMT Thrissur on Post VRS Scenario by AIGETOA Thrissur

On 26/11/19 AIGETOA Thrissur team met GMT Thrissur and discussed in detail on Developmental issues, Post VRS Measures, Suggestions from members and suggestions to smooth functioning of all Verticals. A clear plan for SSA management of CSC, OD/ID maintenance, Transmission maintenance, BSS maintenance etc were explained in detail. The discussions lasted for almost one Hour and GMT appreciated our gesture. We are directed to follow up some Suggestions also.


Deterioration of Services at Lakshdweep due to shortage of Material and Manpower

AIGETOA made submission before CGMT Kerala with regard to proper attention towards BSNL service maintenance at Lakshdweep islands. Employees working at islands are under severe stress due to manpower reduction and delay in replacement / repair of cards / powerplants which is essential. We hope that immediate remedial response by Kerala circle administration will be there and measures will be initiated to address the pathetic situation of employees and for a special fund / sanction for Lakshadweep for upkeep of communication network since Lakshadweep is an important strategic location concerning national security.

Click here for the letter


CHQ NEWS : Suggestion on features to be considered while finalising Tender Document for procurement of equipment for 4G deployment

Click here for the letter submitted to the Director (CM) by GS AIGETOA containing the inputs for procurement of Phase-IX equipment for 4G deployment in BSNL


AIGETOA agenda meeting with Director (HR) held on 16.11.2019

As per agenda submitted by us, meeting with office bearers of AIGETOA took place with Director (HR) on 16th November 2019. Association side was represented by General Secretary Shri Wasi Ahmad, All India President Shri Ravi Shil Verma, Vice President Shri Badri Kumar Mehta, AGSs Shri Yogendra Kumar and Shri Sunil Gautam. From Management Side, Director (HR) was present along with his Team consisting of PGM (Pers) Shri Arun Kumar, GM Recruitment Ms Shamita Luthra, DGM (Pers) Shri Lal Singh, DGM Establishment Shri Shiv Shankar Prasad, AGM (Pers-Legal) Shri Uday.

The meeting was called by the Director HR on Saturday for a detailed deliberation on agenda items and lasted for more than two and half hours. Highlights of the discussions are as stated below:

1. JTO to SDE promotion through SCF and LDCE: We emphasised that despite assurance from management, till date the DPC process of JTO to SDE has not started. Personal section put forth the arguments that due to pendency of judgment in review petition filed by BSNL in Hon'ble High Court, promotions are not possible. We informed Director (HR) that the review petition is not at all a show stopper as the Hon'ble Court has categorically told that there is no need to review the judgement and whatever that Hon'ble Court has judicated stands true and the same does not require any modification. Review petition was filed by management as well as other associations just to delay the process and nothing else. Therefore, citing review petition as the cause for delay is not correct. We also explained the circumstances under which applicants were forced to file court case, how the contempt happened and what were lacunae in the process adopted by BSNL, which ultimately resulted in contempt of court. Director (HR) was appreciative of our concern and he was of clear view that there should not be any reason to delay the promotions and even if there is court case, same should not be made a reason to stop the process. Director (HR) directed PGM Pers to initiate the process. PGM Pers told that a legal opinion shall be required to initiate the action on DPC. Director HR told that the needful may be done to ensure that promotions are not delayed any more and legal hurdles should not come into the way of promotions. We further requested Director (HR) that current vacancies as on date should be filled up so that maximum persons get the benefit of the promotion. The Director (HR) clearly told that he is not averse to any promotion i.e. SDE, AGM, DGM if it comes within ambit of proposed HR plan, which is under advance discussion. We categorically informed that we are also not averse to any promotion but the JTO to SDE DPC is longest pending due and should be ensured first prior to others.

We also requested for issuance of LDCE notification. GM Recruitment was asked to explore the possibility of early notification.

2. SDE to JTO Reversion issue of LDCE-2007: The matter was discussed and deliberated in detail and association side strongly put forth points in the light of the existing provisions of 12(5) of the SDE RR as well as service rendered by the candidates in SDE cadre. Finally, it was agreed that the matter will be considered once the replies are received from all candidates and put up for direction to Director (HR). We argued for a considerate decision in this regard to the Director on which he responded positively.

3. Circulation of provisional of list-9 and final list-8 of SDE Seniority: It was informed by PGM Pers that before circulation of provisional list 9, finalisation of list 8 is a mandatory exercise. We told that that the provisional list was circulated way back and why it is taking so long to finalise both the lists. The PGM Pers informed that provisional list-9 will be circulated within a month time. The Director (HR) emphasizes to follow the time line. We also requested that since list 9 has not been prepared yet and that the matter of retrospective amendment of SDE RR has been passed at MC level and pending at Board Level, accordingly the list 9 should be prepared as per the provisions of Rota-Quota i.e. in ratio of 2:1 amongst SDEs from SCF and LDCE quota. PGM Pers has reservation and reluctant to the line of preparing the list in 2:1 ration due to pendency of approval by Board. We categorically told that when management committee has already approved the retrospective amendment in SDE RR, there is no reason of not preparing the list in 2:1 ratio. On our insistence, he agreed to examine it on merit.

4. Standard Pay Scale and Pay Loss: We informed the current status of the Pay Scale issue and told that the issue is pending at DoT Level. We also told that since the scales of MTNL and BSNL are different, it is high time that DoT approves BSNL proposal for the implementation of Standard Pay Scales of E2 for JTO and E3 for SDE grades which are still kept at Provisional scales. It was also briefed to the Director that the scale of JTO/JAO equivalent starts with E2 in MTNL and so it is important to implement E2-E3 in BSNL for smooth implantation of BSNL-MTNL merger. We requested Director (R) to send a reminder letter to the DoT for early favourable approval. The Director (HR) assured that he will take up the matter with DoT. We also requested for sympathetic consideration of the pay loss issue of the JTOs recruited post 1.1.2007 in E1A scales. However, Director (HR) was non-committal on this issue.

5. 30 percent SAB issue: Director (HR) told that the current financial situation of the company does not permit any increase in SAB as of now. We said that when such a huge package has been offered by government to ensure BSNL Revival, this long pending issue of 30 Percent SAB should also be considered now. Director (HR) told that he will definitely consider increasing the SAB contribution once the financial position of the company improves. We requested Director (HR) that since the increase has been assured at the level of CMD, BSNL management should try to ensure that the increase of another 3 percent comes with implementation of revival package. We also told that the SAB contribution is due from the date of our appointment as per Gazette notification of BSNL and accordingly the deficit contribution of the earlier years should also be contributed. Director (HR) said that the youngsters should concentrate on bringing BSNL to profit post VRS scenario and all such issues shall be taken care by the management with positive balance sheet.

6. Post retirement Medical Benefits (PRMB) for existing BR and those opted VRS: Director (HR) was quite categorical on this and agreed that PRMB fund should be there in place to ensure that the BSNL Recruits are covered under Medical Scheme. On the contention of establishment section that BSNLMRS takes care of the post retirement medical benefits, Director (HR) himself told that there should be a defined contribution scheme as if in future BSNLMRS scheme is closed, what will happen to the BSNL Recruits? It was agreed to explore the possibility of creating this fund as soon as possible.

7. Scrapping of MT RR- Introduction of Fast Track for the post of AGM/DGM: Director (HR) was in concurrence with our idea of fast track promotions and said that the promotion policy should be aimed at bringing the meritorious, qualified and performing executives further up in the order.

AIGETOA submitted an HR Proposal, "BSNL Promotion Policy for Executives" having a provision of time bound promotion till AGM/CAO/Equivalent and Post based promotion from DGM/Equivalent onwards with a provision of FAST TRACK Mechanism at each level i.e. SDE, DET and DGM. The Director (HR) went through our presentation and directed Personal Section to examine the proposal.

Proposal submitted on BSNL HR Policy. Click here

8. Submission of proposal to handle post VRS situation including HR Restructuring: We presented a proposal on the subject to handle post VRS situation and gave inputs collected from field units in the presentation form. We also submitted our proposal of the HR restructuring which deals with total numbers of executives and post wise new sanctioned strength as per the new dimension of BSNL as well as to cater the need of future promotional aspiration to the remaining executives post VRS. We have emphasized in the proposal that at least 40000 to 45000 total strength of executives should be ensured in the restructuring to cater the operational need of the organization as well as providing ample opportunity for the future promotional avenues to remaining executives on post VRS. We also submitted the steps needed to meet the post VRS challenges.

Presentation for HR Restructuring. Click here

Post VRS Suggestions on services. Click here

Director (HR) and PGM (Pers) appreciated hard work done by AIGETOA Team in preparing the detailed presentation and told that we should not worry about the situation post VRS and all due care shall be taken to ensure that operations and maintenance activities do not suffer. He said that our inputs shall be given due consideration and it will be ensured that employees do not face hardships because of sudden decrease in number of employees. Earlier we have already submitted our proposal on all verticals, i.e. CFA, CM, EB to the management. We extend our profound thanks to the Team of Kerala, CTD, Rajasthan and others for their hard works in completing these proposals.

We extend our deep gratitude to the Director HR for his positive outreach from the initial days of his office and clear stand on the issues. We hope that he will understand the pain of marginalisation of BSNL recruited executives in all promotions affected in BSNL till date. Because in the absence of any action, mere hollow words will not be sufficient to motivate these young, talented but marginalised BR Executives to take burden of post VRS in BSNL. We are supporting the BSNL Revival Scheme including VRS from day one and ready to take up challenges but the management has also to reciprocate in the same tone by addressing our basic rights as deliberated above for a balance & bright future of BSNL. Any preferential treatment to any other group by ignoring the rights of BSNL recruits will result into huge unrest and AIGETOA will not remain a mute spectator and will launch organisational activities forgetting all the co-operation.


Option for Change in Employees Pension Scheme

CO had issued letter to all Circle Heads regarding, processing of change for option for contribution in Employees Pension Scheme. Click here for the letter

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 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. Jenu John
Mob: 9446508555
Kottayam SSA


Smt. Lovely Joseph
SDE Kanjirappally
Mob: 9446578515
Sri. George Johns P
Mob: 94467755440
Finance Secretary
Sri. Ashley P Thomas
SDE Instl & Intl / IPT
Mob: 9400100264
Alappuzha SSA


Sri.Sunil Kumar S
Mob: 9447655755
Sri.Subiksh T Surendran
Mob: 9446311311
Finance Secretary
Sri Jayaprakash
SDE Mavelikkara
Mob: 9446555455
Ernakulam SSA


Sri.Bijoy R
Mob: 9446549133
Sri. Arun KG

Mob: 9447767780
Finance Secretary
Sri. Mohammed Shaiju
Mob: 9446473706
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. Subair
JTO Mangalam
Mob: 9448053070
Finance Secretary
Sri.Vipindas V.K
Mob: 9448091600
Kozhikode SSA


Sri. Noushad Poylil
Mob: 9497700786
Sri. Samel Prasad
JTO Meppayur
Mob: 9446537537
Finance Secretary
Sri. Anurag
Mob: 9446400440
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
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