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M.S.S Rao to continue as CGMT Kerala

Shri.M.S.S.RAO will continue as CGMT KERALA as ordered by Hon. High Court of Kerala.



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Employee's EPF contribution for training period to be born by BSNL

For payment of EPF for pre-induction  training period of BSNL recruited employees, as a one time measure the employee's share of EPF contribution will be borne by BSNL and no deduction on this account shall be deducted from the salary of the employees.

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Dear Friends,

Today out from the blue, an executive association (who always plays double standards) utters ‘’Shame on you’ the famous sentence, uttered by the Hero In movies !!

AIGETOA-Kerala has always stood for the best for BSNL, Kerala and never sponsored  substandard activities whatsoever.

Some facts we should know:

1.     The actual turbulence started in Kerala Circle in the year 2014 April- May due to acts of the ‘so called self proclaimed association’s‘ activities, When CGMT Kerala opposed the unethical / illogical requests on transfers .

2.      The CS of the said association’s meeting with CGM, didn’t yield any results on transfer issues ( of which earlier they got it done mainly at the cost of DRs )

3.      The so called flimsy / non supportive allegations against the CGMT were projected only almost One and half years after he took charge ( He joined on 17-12-2012 ) and up to April-2014 those ‘Saviours ’ didn’t  utter a word about such allegations . If they were well aware of all such things much earlier, why such a deep silence??????????

4.      When corporate office learnt the story behind the drama, the said association had to back track after ransacking / tarnishing BSNL image in public through “news published continuously in leading news papers” How????? Why?????, for over two months and had to eventually stop their acts as nobody supported them. Through this who got benefitted???

5.   Now in the name of legitimate issue of Contract Labourers, these ‘Saviours’ tried to hijack the drama as they sniffed that there is a chance of making chaos and turbulence, which could be used to their advantage, played their cards well , which is the root cause of present situation in BSNL Kerala.

6.     In All India/ circle level many issues were taken under the umbrella of JAC. But such initiatives were not found in this regard. This itself shows the hidden agenda of the said association.

 AIGETOA Kerala re-iterates that

  “We the Direct Recruit Officers are not against any one  and also we are not blindly favouring any one; but we will stand by the Truth, Justice & Transparency –well being of BSNL & Our members despite all odds.”

Some Questions un-answered

Are they not ashamed of….

1.    Forcefully closing CSCs, affecting business and operations; tarnishing the image of BSNL publicly by the acts and deeds of them??

2.    When some group went amuck, disturbing the day to day functions of BSNL and humiliated a lady colleague with third rate language, gestures and behaving inhumanly .A pity and sad incident never heard in the history of BSNL, Kerala.Are you not ashamed of this..?? The said association may ponder over this.

3.    By not declaring a strike, calling it as non-cooperation and amassing the salary for the days they were literally absent from the work/office.

4.   For hijacking the rightful struggle of casual labourers and using it to their advantage, Eventually leaving them high and dry with their wages deducted for absent from work and saving their own **** *

5.   For making BSNL’s image the worst by news published frequently for over two months in leading dailies for the sheer issue of transfer orders received by some of the ‘immovable idols’ of them.

6.   Playing all dual games with workers & executives, there by responsible for the current state of affairs .

7.  Helping the private operators ( who started their 4G operations / due for 4G Service  in large scale in Kerala ) by making turbulence and tarnishing BSNL image frequently to pave a smooth way for our competitors.

Few Disturbing thoughts….

1.     A lady officer was humiliated in front of Officers in the ranks similar to State Secretary and Group-A Officers, The highest authority himself  lodged a complaint at the highest ranks of Police, and Govt. authorities.

2.   Any action on the complaint still hasn’t happened.

3.   Is it not a deeply shocking incident, when someone is taking law into their hand and forcing  ‘their rights’ on others.

4.   This is to be analysed in lines of recent activities reported in the name of ‘moral police’ and other social/ religious misfits.

5.    It is equally disturbing that, the so called highly educated Kerala fraternity; the subordinates/citizens/media are keeping mum on this highly condemnable act.

6.   It’s only hoped that, the association may find some matured, rational ways to go forward.

In this competitive era, when every day / every customer is invaluable  and these people are eating / weeding out our bread and butter; questioning each and every executive’s freedom of speech & expression within company interests.

As the company is passing through a difficult time and welfare of  employees are fully depended on the revival /uplift of our beloved company. On one side the said association is boasting the same by pretending to be the godfather’s of all but on the other side they are completely paralysing the whole system for satisfying their mere EGO at the cost of our beloved company. 

Their true colours came in to light when we DRs were fighting for our entitlement.

It is high time for DRs to be alert, realise the fact and rise to the occasion.



Recruitment of DGM from among external candidates and out action regarding

Recruitment of DGM from among the external candidates having Engineering Degree (60%) and post qualification experience with minimum 5 years in a company having turnover of Rs 100 Cr but denying the internal executives having Engineering Degree (up to 80%) along with additional qualification of MTech/MBA and experience more than 12 years in BSNL itself having turnover more than RS 27000 Cr is not at all justified. Even a layman can realize this fact.

As per our analysis and information received through internal sources, more than 750 internal candidates have passed the written exam of DGM without any preparation and hardly 2-3 candidates from external are in top 100. Denying the internal talent and recruiting inferior DGM from among external candidates is nothing but simply a scam on cost of our career and compromising the interest of the company. We are not only the employee of this company but also a stake holder. This company is made with the taxes of the public which includes our parents also. Nobody is having authority to employ the officers as per his whims and fancy. There must be parity in eligibility and open competition. Candidates securing higher merit must be given appointment. Internal candidates are always given preference but here in BSNL internal candidates are kept out from the race for DGM recruitment. This is nothing but simply abuse to our qualification, talent and experience.

Although, this decision was taken by the earlier board and our present CMD and Director (HR) both have assured to take final call which shall be fair and just. Meeting on this issue is scheduled on 23-09-2015 with Director (HR) where we expect the decision to scrap this discriminatory DGM recruitment which is filled with vested interest and chance of corruption.

Meanwhile this association requests every executive who have appeared in the DGM exam held on 20-10-2013 to please represent against this DGM recruitment once again to secure our legal right. this association also request to members to please explore the possibility of legal remedy in line of this representation to take stay on DGM appointment. The format for representation is attached herewith. (Finance people must make changes as per requirement).

Click here for representation format

Please send one advance copy directly to Director (HR) through speed post


CMD's speech at AIGETOA & AIBSNLEA Joint Open Session on 25th August

Shri Anupam Srivastava, CMD, BSNL took part in Joint Open Session of AIGETOA and AIBSNLEA held at Kolkata on 25.08.2015.

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Joint Committee recommendation on CPSE cadre hierarchy and uniform first time bound promotion is finalized on 11-09-2015 and signed by all the associations. As per the recommendations eligibility for all the promotions from one grade to another grade from JTO/JAO onwards will be uniform five years up to DGM on functional basis irrespective of vacancies and after achieving the bench marks and then DGM to SG-JAG time bound upgrdation will be given to those who are not able to get further promotion due to constraints of vacancies. However charge of DGM will be given up to the number of vacancies available in DGM cadre and rest of the executives will be treated DGM in parking lot i.e. they will get the charge of DGM as and when vacancy created without conducting further DPC. To resolve the past anomaly of first time bound upgradtion it is recommended that first promotion will be uniform in 5 years and same will be review notionally without affecting the financial benefits of those who have already got in 4 years. All the association have tried their level best to make eligibility of 4 years for first promotion but Chairman of the committee clearly conveyed that two member of this committee have already given their decent note and CMD has clearly conveyed that on implementation of CPSE cadre hierarchy there should not be any financial implication on company for getting approval from BSNL board. If committee will recommend in 4 years there is high risk that Management Committee itself will drop the recommendations on account of financial implication. This is not the best career policy as per our expectation but still much-much better than existing policy therefore we all should welcome this policy at this point of time and extend heartiest thanks to Chairman of the committee for moving towards resolution of this long pending issue. True copy of recommendations will be uploaded on website after getting signed from two more committee members who have given decent note which is expected on Monday.


Re-classification / Up-gradation of CitiesTown on the basis of census -2011

BSNL Coporate office endorsed the Reclassification of Towns and Cities on the basis of Census 2011 for the purpose of HRA. Kozhikode, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Malappuram, Kannur and Kollam classified as 'Y' type Cities with 20% HRA. 

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Chairman of the Joint Committee circulated the draft recommendation on implementation of CPSE cadre hierarchy in BSNL and seek feedback of the committee members for finalization of recommendation. Click here for draft recommendations

AIGETOA has submitted the feedback for necessary incorporation and modification in draft recommendations. Click here for feedback


CHQ News: Details of meeting at Corporate Office

SR cell of BSNL CO has issued letter fixing time slot for Associations and Unions to have meeting with Director (HR) in every month. Click here for letter

In adherence to the letter issued by SR cell, AIGETOA had submitted the agenda letter to Director (HR) on 02-09-2015 for discussion in the scheduled time slot for AIGETOA on 03-09-3015. Click here for letter

Meeting was held with Director (HR) on 03-09-2015 at schedule time and discussion on the agenda items as submitted above was held. President Sh Ravishil Verma, AGS Sh Amit Roy, CWC member Delhi Sh Vivek, OS Delhi Sh Badri Mehta from Association side and GM (Pers), GM (Estt), GM (SR), DGM (Pers) were present in the meeting. AIGETOA has submitted the detail of the issues with actual demand and justifications on which discussion is held. Click here for detail of the issues

Outcome of the meeting:

30% superannuation Benefit:

Director (HR) proposed 6% of Basic+DA for contribution towards pension scheme as a part of 30% superannuation benefit in respect of direct recruits and she mentioned that as per the earlier committee report date of effect will be from the date of presidential order in this regard. She also mentioned that it has never been appraised to her about the demand of AIGETOA for date of effect from Oct-2000. We strongly conveyed that it is wrong to say that AIGETOA has not appraised about the date of effect from Oct-2000. In our every letter and agitation notice all the facts and details about quantum and date of effect both are mentioned very clearly. In fact, Association has written at least five letters to madam herself on this issues when she was working as ED (Finance) and now Director (HR).

AIGETOA appreciated the effort and concern of Director (HR) after her joining for resolution of this very genuine and critical issue but at the same time strongly coveys that 6% contribution against 12% due and date of effect from date of presidential order against Oct-2000 is not a fair deal and justice to the direct recruits. Most of the JTO/JAOs have already completed their half of the service and if pension scheme will be implemented from date of presidential order, it will not only be gross injustice to them but also their retired life will be on dark. AIGETOA will further take up this issue with CMD BSNL and request to take decision purely one merit and render justice to the direct recruits on this issue which is nothing but our life after retirement. We understand the difficulty of the BSNL board to make contribution for past arrear which will come around Rs 300 Cr but we are not demanding this amount as on today. BSNL board must agree principally and arrear amount can be contributed in installments say Rs 50 Cr per year or even less or when company earns profit. Rs 300 Cr from the account of the company having turnover in tune of Rs 30000 Cr is not a big amount especially when it saves the retire life of around about 30000 employees. Most importantly BSNL has already deducted this amount from the salary of direct recruits by extending lower pay scale of E1A instead E2 in the name of pension contribution; there is no question of stopping arrear contribution. This association is very much hopeful that our present CMD, Director (HR) and other board of Directors will understand the criticality, merit and necessity of the issue so that issue can be resolved in totality to end the fight for ever.

DGM recruitment from among outside:

Detail discussion on this issue took place and association has clearly conveyed the resentment of the qualified executives of BSNL that they are not at all going to accept any such recruitment which have no merit, framed to satisfy some vested interest on the cost of internal executives and only abuse/hurt our dignity and talent hence demanded to scrap the ongoing process of DGM recruitment from among outside ignoring more qualified and experience internal talent. Association has also demanded to have investigation behind vested interest in making DGM recruitment from among outside. This association is quite sure that some VYAPAM type of scam will come out if it will be investigated with proper agency. Director (HR) was quit convinced with our concern but conveyed that this decision was taken by the earlier board and She is not in the position to declare it wrong without going into the depth of the issue. She wants some more time to study the background of the issue but assured that no injustice will be done on internal candidates. She instructed GM (Pers) to share all the detail behind DGM recruitment and also the court order based on which eligibility of the internal candidates were denied. She wanted to know that whether court has denied or RR made by BSNL itself has denied the eligibility of the internal candidates. if BSNL has not made eligible to internal candidates by putting some specific conditions in RR, what was justification behind such conditions?

One increment to the SDEs promoted through LDCE:

Association has put all the facts and justification on this issue and after having detail discussion Director (HR) seems convinced and instructed GM (Pers) to share complete detail for delay in conducing LDCE-2012 and court order in this regard based on which BSNL has already extended one increment to 124 SDEs qualified through LDCE-2002 in similar case. Director (HR) assured to take decision on merit without any discrimination and injustice. She also instructed this association to have followed up on this issue for final disposal.


Strike called by Central Trade Unions on 02-09-2015

General Strike called by Central Trade Unions on 02-09-2015 is completely Trade Union Movement. AIGETOA appreciate their demands and extend solidarity but being executives association by birth this association cannot become part and parcel of any trade union movements.



Under direction of the then GM (Establishment) Sh R K Goyal contribution towards pension scheme as a part of superannuation benefits was calculated and arrived at 3%. As per his calculation if 3% contribution is made towards the pension scheme of direct recruits they will get more pension then absorbed employees covered under Government Pension scheme under rule 37-A. On strong objection to his manipulated calculation and consistent persuasion of this association BSNL board has returned the proposal to remuneration committee of BSNL board with remark to have a fresh calculation in consultation with this association. This association along with establishment cell of BSNL CO under direction of new GM (establishment) Smt. Madhu Arora has gone through the detail calculation considering all the possibilities in future. It is established through calculation that if all future pay revision will happen with 30% fitment benefits BSNL has to contribute more than 85% of Basic + DA towards the pension scheme of direct recruits to match the pension benefits of absorbed employees. If all the future pay revision will happen with only DA merger and without any fitment benefits BSNL has to contribute more than 43% of Basic + DA towards the pension scheme of direct recruits to match the pension benefits of absorbed employees. Similarly if there is no any future pay revision in BSNL and even DA is not merged (this situation will never come in any CPSE because before that CPSE will be closed) BSNL has to contribute 6% of Basic + DA towards the pension scheme of direct recruits to match the pension benefits of absorbed employees.

As we are talking in present date where pay revision is implemented with 30% fitment benefits, BSNL has to contribute more than 85% of Basic+ DA towards the pension scheme of direct recruits to match the pension benefits of absorbed employees. Surprisingly the then GM establishment Sh R K Goyal had presented calculation before all association/unions and even BSNL board that with 3% contribution direct recruits will get more pension than absorbed employees.

Now establishment cell of BSNL CO have moved the file with correct calculation including all the option. This file is routed through EF cell of BSNL CO and will finally reach to remuneration committee of board. Remuneration committee will decide the quantum and date of effect of superannuation benefits based on new calculation which will finally be put up to BSNL board. We believe that decision will be taken on merit and we have every justification for pension contribution not less than 12% of Basic + DA and date of effect 01.10.2000.



It seems that some association meeting with some committee members are trying to misguide the executives on CPSE cadre hierarchy. Association known for very fast update but late updation on website on such big issue and achievement clearly shows that they are trying to play something else. First of all the joint committee was not of the unanimous opinion of time bound functional promotion up to Sr SDE and equivalent grades. At least AIGETOA and AIBSNLEA have never accepted such proposal and there is no meaning of accepting such useless proposal. Sr. SDE is not a functional post and as per existing policy one JTO/JAO have scope to reach up to DE/AGM level just in 10 years but with such proposal one JTO/JAO can reach to DE/AGM only after 15 years. Only two members known for negative attitude and stopping the genuine benefits and growth of executives have opposed functional promotion up to DGM just because they don’t want to see internal executives as DGM in BSNL. Chairman of the committee clearly said that when one Engineering Graduate and CA/ICWA from outside can become DGM in BSNL just in 12 years of post qualification experience why can’t our internal executives possessing all the qualification and experience in BSNL itself. We agree that after adopting functional promotion up to DGM number of DGM and DE will increase substantially but this cannot be the reason to deny the genuine promotional avenue of internal qualified executives and making recruitment from outside. Moreover most of the executives in the grade of DE and DGM are going to retire in coming years. Number of executives in each grade can be optimized by regulating the recruitment at feeder level every year. Apart from this increased number of DE and DGM can easily be accommodated in big company like BSNL by work allocation and redefining the work profile. BSNL has no need of Joint GM, Add. GM, Sr.GM and PGM but these posts are created just to ensure the promotional avenue of ITS officers and accommodate in BSNL by work allocation. If this association is so much concern of increased number of DE/DGM then they must accept the qualification bar at the level of DE as of original proposal of BSNL so that only qualified executives can reach to DE and above. This will also solve all the problems of executives as well as company. Executives association must not play with the career of executives just for taking favour of some vested interest in BSNL and making survival of their Netagiri.


Update on DoPT Case on 12-08-2015

On 12-08-2015, the delay game played by respondents, affecting  career progression of thousands of JTOs continued again. Respondents again asked for time to reply DR JTOs arguments which were already made well in advance at Hon High Court, Kerala.

The unjustified backdated year of recruitment, the seniority vacancies taken from DR JTO Quota, discrepancies in present all india eligibility list according to DoPT guidelines  etc may have to be regularized by BSNL.

All executives are requested not to fall into any rumours / vested interests play.


Update on DoPT Case on 05-08-2015

Case is posted to next Wednesday ( ie 12-08-2015)

Today once again, one of the respondent counsel supported by (????), requested for extension of the case (for reasons best known to them): We doubt, some vested interest groups are trying again to de-rail the actual merit of the DoPT case , in the same manner they tried in Hon. CAT, Ernakulam.

The situation / merit is in such a way that, actual following of DoPT guidelines will give the delayed and so far denied justice/ seniority to all Direct Recruit JTOs, meanwhile it will also ensure the correct seniority for actual justified promotee JTOs in BSNL.

We Direct recruits are not against anybody at the same time we should be aware of our justified rights . We will fight to the maximum to ensure that rights which were snatched away from us , by the backdoor dirty works by some so called saviors are returned back.


Kerala Circle

Office Bearers

Circle President
Sri. Muhammad Ali M C
Circle Secretary
Sri. Maxmilan K
Circle Finance Secretary
Sri. Pramod K J
Circle Vice President 1
Sri. Anil Kani
Circle Vice President 2
Sri. Prajeesh P
Assistant Circle Secretary 1
Sri. Abdul Basith P K
Assistant Circle Secretary 2
Sri. Dipu Chandran
Assistant Circle Secretary 3
Sri. Vipal Prem
Assistant Circle Secretary 4
Sri. Cijo Joseph P
Assistant Circle Secretary 5
Sri. Anoop Das
Assistant Circle Secretary 6
Sri. Shambhu Chandran
Trivandrum Circle Office

Circle Office

Sri. Dilshad S
Mob: 9446468484
Sri. Dr. Sathyajose S L
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Finance Secretary
Sri. Aravind. M
Mob: 9447963221
Trivandrum SSA


Sri. Praveen Prakash M J
Mob: 9495989699
Sri. Sreejith S V
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Finance Secretary
Smt. Divya C K
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Kollam SSA


Sri. Binu S
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Sri. Anoop B
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Finance Secretary
Sri. Rahul Ramachandran
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Pathanamthitta SSA


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Sri. Manoj T
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Finance Secretary
Sri. Dileepan P Y
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Kottayam SSA


Smt. Lovely Joseph
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Sri. George Johns Parapura
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Finance Secretary
Sri. Ashley P Thomas
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Alappuzha SSA


Sri. Jayaprakash O S
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Sri. Anoop Das
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Finance Secretary
Sri. Ratheesh Ponnappan
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Ernakulam SSA


Smt. Shini K R
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Sri. Nikesh V K
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Finance Secretary
Sri. Tony Thomas
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Thrissur SSA


Sri. Jayadevan C V
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Sri. Chandra Kumar O B
Finance Secretary
Sri. Anand Ramakrishnan
Palakkad SSA


Sri. Niaz S
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Sri. Ponpradeep P M
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Finance Secretary
Sri. Unmesh A
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Malappuram SSA


Sri. Ajeeb V I
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Sri. Faisal Elattuparambil
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Finance Secretary
Sri. Vivek Janardhan
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Kozhikode SSA


Sri. Binoj C B
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Sri. Anurag M
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Finance Secretary
Sri. Praveen Das P
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Kannur SSA


Sri. Firaz T Abdulla
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Sri. Riyas K
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Finance Secretary
Sri. Priyadarsan P
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Sri. Dilip Thomas
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Sri. Mohammed Shaiju K A
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Finance Secretary
Sri. Abdul Muneer P
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