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CS, CP & Com.Guru, Advisor CHQ are attending the Circle Secretaries Meeting at Jaipur on 01.12.2017. CS will be back to Head Quarters on 07 12.2017. For any urgent matter, LCom.V.Sundararajan ACS (9486103244) or Com.W V.Renganathan FS (9486106098) may be contacted...

Dear Comrades!
AIBSNLEA, TN Circle  Wishes a Happy, Healthy, Peaceful & contended Retired Life  to all who retired today on their Superannuation
Dear comrades!
AIBSNLEA General Secretary,Com. Prahalad Rai DGM retiring on superannuation on 30.11.2017. AIBSNLEA TN Circle wishes him for a peaceful and healthy, wealthy retired life. 
Dear Comrades! 
Our Circle office Branch President Com. Domnic Zavio SDE is retiring on Superannuation on 30.11.2017. AIBSNLEA Wishes him for  healthy and wealthy and peaceful retired life
Dear Comrades, 
On 29.11.2017, CS AIBSNLEA and other leaders of  Unions and Associations of BSNL, Tamilnadu Circle along with Com.Subburaman, GS, TEPU and Com.P.N.Perumal, National President, SEWA-BSNL and submitted memorandum to the Honourable MPs Shri.Venugopal  (AIADMK), Shri.Vijayakumar (AIADMK) and Smt.K.Kanimozhi (DMK).
The MPs have well received our submission and assured to raise the issues in the ensuing Parliament Session. 
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Dear Comrades, 
On 28.11.2017, CS AIBSNLEA along with Com.Kamaraj, CP, NFTE-BSNL accompanied the Leaders of Unions and Associations of BSNL, Chennai Phones and submitted memorandum to the Honourable MPs Shri.R.S.Bharathi (DMK), Shri.T.K.S.Elangovan (DMK) and Shri.T.K.Rengarajan (CPI-M). Com.Subburaman GS, TEPU has made the necessary arrangements to meet the MPs.
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28.11.2017:   Congratulations! Case on additional increment by fixation in same scale on post based promotion under EPP:

AIBSNLEA got stay orders in the Principal CAT New Delhi today for the DoT order dated 5.7.2017 for withdrawal of additional increment by fixation in same scale on post based promotion under EPP. The case filed by AIBSNLEA vide OA/100/2649/2017 in Hon.ble Principal Bench CAT New Delhi against the DOT order dated 05.07.2017 came up for hearing today in the Principal Bench of Hon.ble CAT (Court No. 5 Item No. 37). In todays hearing DoT advocated asked a copy of the reply submitted by the advocate of BSNL in the Hon.ble court and requested for some time to study it. On it, our advocate argued. However, Hon.ble PB CAT posted the matter for further hearing on 11.12.2017 and till then kept the DoT order dated 05.07.2017 in abeyance.


Veteran telecom trade union leader Comrade R.K. Kohli has passed away on 26.11.2017 morning at New Delhi. Comrade Kohli was a stalwart in the trade union history since P&T era. AIBSNLEA TN Circle pays sincere and respectful homage to the departed leader, and also pays its heartfelt condolences to his family members and comrades.


Strike Notice for two day strike on 12th and 13th December 2017:

All Unions and Associations of BSNL have served a notice for two day strike on 12th and 13th December 2017. 

AIBSNLEA is also a constituent of this forum and requests all of its Circle / District Secretaries to ensure 100% participation in the proposed STRIKE on 12th and 13th December 2017 on the call of all the Unions and Associations of BSNL.  

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Today we, CS, FS & Com.V.Sundararajan, ACS met the DGM (HR) and discussed regarding the posting and transfers of JTOs. Also we requested to consider some transfer/re-allotment cases on compassionate grounds.

DGM (HR) assured to highlight the deserving cases to the GM (HR & Admn.) & CGM for consideration.

We hope some genuine cases will be considered positively.

Hearty Congratulations!  Posting order issued in the cadre of JTO in Tamilnadu Circle.  AIBSNLEA TN Circle wishes all the new executives. VIEW LIST1 VIEW LIST2
Transfer order issued in the cadre of JTO in Tamilnadu Circle.
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Dear Comrades,

As decided in the meeting of all Unions and Associations of BSNL, Tamilnadu Circle, Strike Preparatory Meetings will be held at all SSAs with the participation of Circle Office Bearers of all Unions/ Associations during first week of Dec-2017.

On behalf of our Association, the following Office Bearers will attend the meeting.

District Secretaries are requested to co-ordinate with all Unions/ Associations to conduct the meeting in an effective manner to mobilize the members for the Two days strike on 12.12.2017 & 13.12.2017

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Posting & Transfers in the Cadre of JTO:

DGM (HR) conveyed the Management Decision regarding posting and transfers of JTOs.

1.    Justification is worked out based on the Landline, Broadband, GSM, No. of 2G BTS and percentage of revenue earned last year.

2.   Working strength of SDE/JTO is taken together and resultant vacancies are calculated.

3.    All the requests of 2016 Batch JTOs will be considered.

4.   Ladies will be given preference for posting to their home SSA/Choice of SSA.

5.    All the CMTS candidates will be posted to CMTS wing.

6.   All the STR candidates will be allotted to STR. In addition, 3 or 4 may be additionally allotted to STR based on the priority of requirement of STR. Options to STR may be considered from surplus station candidates.

7.  Relief to the Rule-8 transfer cases will be considered at the time of posting of DR JTOs.

We requested to  consider the requests of 2017 Batch JTOs also as a onetime measure so as to clear all the waiting lists and continue to pursue the same. Also requested to post the new candidates to their home SSAs/Choice of their option to the maximum extent possible and disturbance may be restricted to minimum.




All Unions and Associations of BSNL have organized  and conducted the Human Chain Programme In GRAND and SUCCESSFUL manner almost in all the SSA Branches.

 AISBSNLEA, Tamilnadu Circle Congratulates all the Executives & Non-Executives who have participated in the programme and made it effectively to raise our Voice demanding 3rd PRC with 15 % fitment benefit and “NO” to Tower Corporation.

Hats off to the Circle / District level office bearers of all the Unions / Associations who have taken much pain to organise the movement effectively.

We continue to unite and fight till we achieve our genuine demands..




22.11.2017:: Meeting with Addl. Secretary (Telecom), DoT:

GS and President along with the GS and President of AIRBSNLEWA met Addl. Secretary (T), DoT and discussed regarding:

A. Implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations with 15% fitment benefits in BSNL: We requested for implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations with 15% fitment benefits in BSNL as per the BSNL Board decision which is already sent to DoT for approval and issuance of Presidential Directives. AST mentioned that the BSNL’s proposal on 3rd PRC recommendations with 15% fitment benefits in BSNL is being processed. During the discussions, the AST was responsive.

 B. Payment of Pension contribution on actual basic instead of maximum of the pay scale: We requested to consider payment of pension contribution on actual basic instead of maximum of the pay scale. AST mentioned that the BSNL proposal in this regard was considered and decided that DoT can not recommend payment of pension contribution on actual basic instead of maximum of the pay scale to DoE in view of the fact the pension contribution paid by BSNL for their employees is on different substantive grade pay scales and thereafter the employee is being retired in higher scale. So initially the pension contribution was paid in lesser amount to DoT as per the lower scale. We further pleaded that the 6th CPC in the year 2006 had recommended pension contribution to be taken on actual basic pay of the employee. In view of that, it should be considered on actual basic but AST was firm on his decision.

 C Revision of the Pension of BSNL Pensioners: We requested AST to take an early action for revision of the pension of the BSNL pensioners who are drawing Govt. Pension under Rule 37A. We explained that Sr. DDG (Estt), DoT is mentioning that the revision of pension of BSNL pensioners will be considered after the pay revision of BSNL serving employees on implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations otherwise, there will be a disparity in the pension of the BSNL pensioners who will retire later on. AST after giving patient hearing told that we will look into the matter for an early action in this regard. GS, AIRBSNLEWA gave a letter to AST in this regard which he marked immediately to the concerned section for taking an early action.

 D Additional increment case on post based proposition under EPP: AST categorically mentioned that the matter is sub-judice. So he cannot make any comment on this issue.

 E Restructuring of AD (OL) cadre in BSNL: We requested to give clearance to BSNL on restructuring of AD (OL) cadre. AST assured to look into.


22.11.2017:Meeting with PGM (Pers) , BSNL CO on CPSU Cadre Hierarchy

GS, President, AGS (HQ), AGS (FIN ) and AGS (DR) met with PGM (Pers.) and discussed about  proposed Draft CPSU cadre hierarchy. PGM (Pers.) initiated the discussion by reiterating the MC direction that CPSU proposal is being discussed with associations to make policy more employee and organisation centric. We told that response submitted by AIBSNLEA contains Para-wise suggestions, by considering them Policy can be made beneficial for both the employee and organisation.

We reiterated our stand that all pending CPCs should be completed and promotion orders should be issued before implementation of CPSU cadre hierarchy and priority should be given to conduct CPCs first to fill up all the vacant post of Group-A and Group- B. Pers. cell need to take legal opinion wherever required, to break the stalemate in promotions in various cadres as per DOP&T guidelines on SC/ST rosters implementation.

PGM (Pers.) assured to work out some way to complete the CPCs processes and issue promotion orders and simultaneously finalise the CPSU Hierarchy.

We strongly opposed the MT recruitment provision at STS level in the CPSU cadre hierarchy. PGM (Pers.) told that management trainee is need of the organisation. We mentioned that  AIBSNLEA will never accept MT at STS level. We categorically told that MT recruitment at STS level will block the career prospects of all the existing executives  at JTO / JAO and SDE / AO level and they will retire at AGM level only. If management feels that BSNL need market talent then recruit MT in Sales, Marketing, HR and  Legal etc. at JTO/JAO level only. Engineering and Finance vertical are already having executives at JTO / JAO equivalent to Management Trainee. Along with this, If management feels that there is requirement at policy making level, BSNL may recruit higher management professionals at GM level with suitable experience and probation.

We also opposed ignorance of length of service and seniority in proposed draft and increase of resend period for AGM grade from 7 years to 12 years. Residency period from SDE to AGM and equivalent cadre should be maximum 7 years only.

We suggested the benchmarks should be on basis of Khan Committee report and numeric based to avoid huge dropping.

We also suggested that implemention of date of CPSU Policy should be from the date of last CPC held in that cadre instead of 01.01.2017, otherwise it will not be beneficial to the  executives in the Cadre (s) having more than 20 years of service.

The executives already in E5 scales should be given the designation of Jt. DGM immediately as per Khan Committee report.

 We suggested that before going to any final decision all cadre controlling authorities like Civil, Electrical, Arch, Finance, TF and CSS etc. should be consulted and taken care of their views / suggestions also.

 We further suggested that Pers. cell may convene a joint meeting of all executive associations for more deliberation and making a consensus on CPSU policy which is more employee and organisation centric.

 At last we requested PGM (Pers) that he should go through our view and suggestion with open mind to make CPSU Cadre hierarchy to become reality. He assured to appraise AIBSNLEA views to BSNL management committee for consideration.


22.11.2017: Wage Negotiations for workmen in Central Public Sector Enterprises:

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Honoruble Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the Wage Policy for the 8th Round of Wage Negotiations for workmen in Central Public Sector Enterprises.

 In this policy it is clearly mentioned that in those CPSEs for which the Government has approved restructuring / revival plan, the wage revision will be done as per the provisions of the approved restructuring / revival plan only.


AIBSNLEA CHQ will have a meeting with Addl. Secretary (T), DoT today at 14.30 Hrs.  and have discussions with PGM (Pers.) today at 1000 Hrs. on CPSU Cadre Hierarchy draft proposal submitted by AIBSNLEA.

21.11.2017: Meeting with CMD, BSNL:

GS President met CMD BSNL and apprised him about our discussions with Hon.ble MOSC (I/C) on implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations in BSNL and his comments. CMD BSNL mentioned that it is beneficial for BSNL that DoT should approve the BSNL Board proposal on 3rd PRC. He assured to continue his efforts in DoT to get the proposal approved.   

 Meeting with Hon.ble MoSC (I/C), Govt. of India:

GS, President, FS and AGS (HQ) met Hon.ble MOSC (I/C) Shri Manoj Sinha Ji and submitted a memorandum requesting implementation of 3rd recommendations in BSNL with full 15% fitment benefit.  We further requested him that BSNL Board has already approved that proposal on implementation of 3rdPRC recommendations in BSNL and has sent the proposal to DoT for approval wherein your kind intervention is required in getting exemption on the affordability clause from Govt. We also quoted the example of FCI which is also a Govt. converted PSU and was formed with a specific agenda and exempted from the affordability clause. Similarly, BSNL should also be exempted from the affordability clause since it was also formed from 1.10.2000 with a specific agenda on the basis of NTP-1999 to provide Telecom Services to the customers on affordable rates and to ensure national security. Hon.ble MOSC (I/C) appreciated our concern and mentioned that they are communicating BSNL Board shortly in this regard.   

 Meeting with Director (HR), BSNL Board, New Delhi:

GS met Director (HR) and discussed regarding CPSU Cadre Hierarchy proposal. He submitted AIBSNLEA views/suggestions and requested for consideration. Director (HR) after discussions mentioned that first we should complete our discussions with PGM (Pers.) on this issue and thereafter she may be apprised. We further requested that CPCs should be expedited immediately subject to outcome of the court judgments. Director (HR) assured to look into the matter.

 Implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL: We requested Director (HR) to use her good office in DoT to get clear BSNL Board decision on 3rd PRC from DoT. Director (HR) mentioned that the BSNL Board proposal on 3rd PRC is under consideration in DoT. It is learnt that Hon.ble MOSC (I/C) has asked Secretary (Telecom) to examine the case at the earliest.

17.11.2017: Today we, CS, FS and the Circle Office Br.Secretary  met the GM (HR&Admn.) and discussed the issue of posting and transfer of LICE JTOs.
1. It was assured that genuine & compassionate ground transfer cases will be considered.
2. Maximum number of new JTOs will be accomodated in their home SSA/opted SSAs.   


GS writes to  Smt. Sujata Ray, Director (HR), BSNL Board, regarding

(a) Request for Protection of Pay availed during Officiating Arrangements in the cadre of AAO on actual basis in respect affected Executives of 1997, 1998 & 1999 JAO batch

 (b) Pay protection, service protection of erstwhile officiating JTOS during officiating period and Pay protection of other JTOs during their O-JTO Period in the light of Hon.ble Kerala high court judgment

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15.11.2017 Meeting with PGM (Pers.) to discuss other issues:

GS, President, AGS(F), AGS (HQ) and AGS (DR) met with PGM (Pers) and discussed.

CPC from JTO to SDE (Telecom.): We requested to get vacated the stay order on promotions from JTO to SDE (Telecom) from the Hon.ble High Court Kerala. PGM (Pers) mentioned that BSNL has filed one complaint petition to the Hon.ble Chief Justice Bench of Kerala High Court for early pronouncement of the Judgment and therefore pronouncement of the Judgment is expected by end of this month. After getting stay order vacated the CPC will be expedited.

CPCs from JTO to SDE, SDE to DE, JAO to AO, AO to CAO, SDE(C) to EE(C) etc- We requested to fill up the vacant posts of SDE/AO and DE/CAO. PGM (Pers) mentioned that CPCs in these cadres can be conducted only after the directions are received from Hon.ble Apex Court on pending SLPs. He further informed that Supreme Court has agreed that the matter will be considered by five-judge bench. After the directions of Hon.ble Court CPC will be conducted.


16.11.2017 Meeting with Director (PSU), DoT, New Delhi

GS and President met Director (PSU), DoT who informed that the proposal of BSNL on implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations in BSNL has been received in DoT and is under process.

CS writes to CGM for considering the request transfer of JTOs/SDEs and posting of JTO Trainees to their home SSAs. Click here for letter
15.11.2017 Meeting with PGM (Pers.) to discuss the CPSU Cadre Hierarchy proposal: GS, President, AGS (HQ), AGS (Fin), and AGS (DR) had meeting with PGM (Pers.) on CPSU cadre hierarchy. The meeting was scheduled as per direction of the Management Committee of BSNL Board. GM (SR), Jt. GM (Pers) and DGM (Pers-II) were also present in the meeting. AIBSNLEA submitted its detailed Para wise response to the draft policy approved by BSNL Management committee. PGM (Pers) had apprised that purpose of the MC‘s direction to discuss with associations to make policy more employee and organization centric. He requested that AIBSNLEA should support the policy to break the stalemate in the promotions of executives in BSNL. AIBSNLEA made it clear that we are never against the CPSU hierarchy rather we have been demanding it to implement in the true sense and as per Khan Committee recommendations. We further clarified that our suggestions are to safe guard the interest of the entire executives and it will give value additions to it. In view of this Pers. Cell should carefully go through our views / suggestions with open mind without any prejudice. Then point by point discussion was held. While discussion, we strongly opposed the MT recruitment, ignorance of the weightage to seniority, reduction of sanctioned strength, increase in eligibility condition from of 7 to 12 years for the promotion of SDE/AO to DE /AGM/CAO, Time bound promotion in SG-JAG grade should be in E7 instead of E6 etc. PGM (Pers) appreciated our concern in this regard and impress upon to consider MT Recruitment to full-fill the management requirement immediately but we categorically told that AIBSNLEA is firm on its stand and will not accept MT Recruitment at STS level which will block the career progression of executives. Today the meeting started at 15.00 hrs as per the schedule and continued till 18.00 hrs thereafter, PGM (Pers.) mentioned that he will study the submissions made by AIBSNLEA point by point and thereafter he will discuss the matter with AIBSNLEA again on 22nd and 23rd Nov, 2017.
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14.11.2017: Today we, CS, FS, Com.V.Sundararajan, ACS, Com.Leninram, ACS & Com.P.Mohan,VP met the CGM and formally welcomed him. 
We requested the CGM to consider the request transfer cases of JTOs without inisting for two years stay at their place of posting. CGM is insisting for two years stay at the place of posting. However we are submitting a letter insisting to consider the request cases.


14.11.2017: All Unions and Associations of BSNL, held at New Delhi on 14 11 2017 - Decisions taken in the meeting :

 A meeting of the All Unions and Associations of BSNL, was held at New Delhi today the 14.11.2017  Com. Chandeswar Singh, GS, NFTE, presided over the meeting  General Secretaries / representatives of BSNLEU, NFTE, SNEA, AIBSNLEA, AIGETOA, FNTO, SEWA BSNL, BSNL MS, AIBSNLOA, BSNL ATM, BSNL OA and BEA BSNL attended the meeting  Comrade GS and Comrade President attended the meeting from AIBSNLEA side  The following decisions are taken unanimously.

1.  The date of the human chain is changed, with a view to facilitate more time for the mobilization  now, the human chain will be held during lunch hour on 23.11.2017.

2.  The strike notice for the two day strike, to be held on 12 & 13 December-2017, will be served on the Management and the DoT on 23.11.2017.

3.  At the circle level, a meeting of all the circle secretaries of the unions and associations should be held on 18.11.2017.  The ways and means to effectively organize the human chain and the two day strike should be discussed and decided in these meetings  (At the Corporate Office this meeting will take place on 17 11 2017)

4.  The last date for submission of memorandum to the Honorable MPs has been changed to 30.11.2017.  A copy of the memorandum to be submitted to the Honorable  MPs, will be circulated within a day or two. 

5.  Posters and hand bills will be printed at the All India level, by the All Unions and Associations of BSNL, in English and Hindi, and it will be sent to the circles.  The expenditure for these will be borne by all the unions and associations.  The posters and hand bills should also be printed in the regional languages, at the circle level.

6.  To effectively organize the strike, meetings will be organized in important cities / centers, as per the following details.  All India leaders of the All Unions and Associations of BSNL will address these meetings. 

               20 11 2017 : Lucknow                                               02 12 2017 : Jaipur    

               21 11 2017 : Patna                                                     04 12 2017 : Bhubaneswar

               22 11 2017 : Kolkata                                                 05 12 2017 : Chennai

               25 11 2017 : Pune                                                      06 12 2017 : Bengaluru         

               27 11 2017 : Ahmedabad                                          07 12 2017 : Bhopal

               27 11 2017 : Guwahati                                              08 12 2017 : Hyderabad

               28 11 2017 : Ludhiana                                                           

All the Circle / District Secretaries are requested to implement the above organizational action programmes with 100% participation  Also coordinate with all the Circle / District Secretaries for effective implementation of the above agitation program.

(i) For implementation of 3rd PRC with 15% fitment benefit in BSNL and pending issues related to 2nd PRC

(ii) To protest against creation of BSNL Tower Subsidiary

The date of the human chain is now changed with a view to facilitate more time for the mobilization  Now, the human chain will be held during lunch hour on 23.11.2017at BSNL Corporate Office, Circle and District levels.


The Human Chain programme is postponed to 23.11.2017- Further details will follow.

HUMAN CHAIN ON 16.11.2017.

Demanding 3rd PRC implementation in BSNL with 15 % fitment benefit

All the Circle/District Office bearers are requested to coordinate with the office bearers of the Associations/Unions and make the programme a grand success.


13.11.2017- BSNL Executive promotion Policy Amendment & Recruitment Rules, 2017

Pros and Cons

The pros and cons on implementation of the Draft Rectt./Promotion Rule,  proposing Time bound functional promotion upto AGM grade for all cadres / streams are as under:-.

1.2: The modified policy shall be implemented w.e.f. 01.01.2017:

Pros: The modified policy implementing w.e.f. 01.01.2017 will provide time bound functional promotion upto AGM level which will benefit the newly recruited executives, recruited after 2010.

Cons: The modified policy implementing w.e.f. 01.01.2017 will not give benefit to the senior executives in the cadre having more than 20 years of service which will cause frustration and discontentment among them. For example, one JTO recruited in the year 1995 and completed 21 years of service is still waiting his first functional promotion as a SDE and one JTO recruited in the year 2011 completed 5 years of service will get SDE promotion together.  No service weightage to the senior executive is ensured.    

1.3: On approval of the policy, all existing RR in the grade of SDE /equivalent will be treated as scrapped and MSRR 2009 will be modified to the extent that promotion of AGM/DE Grade in all the schedule-IA, IB, IC & ID shall be treated to be deleted. Remaining portion of MSRR shall be continued to be followed as per the existing provision. MT recruitment will continue as per the existing provision of Recruitment Rule of MT.

Pros: MT recruitment at STS level as per the existing provisions of recruitment rule of MT, It may help in filling up Top level SAG/HAG level post on fast track method through MTs of outside and inside quote.  Few of Group B level executives will also get a chance to become MT through this process.                                                

Cons: MT recruitment at STS level will block the career progression of Group B level executives as we have experienced in DOT setup through JTS OF ITS Grup A recruitment rules 1991. Where in one DR JTO of DOT used to retire as Adhoc DE after completing 37-38 years of service. The similar situation will develop in BSNL after the introduction of MT recruitment.                                  

 1.4: Powers for relaxation/ modification/ amendment to these rules will vest with the Management committee of BSNL Board.

Pros: It will provide easy path to BSNL management to relax/modify/amendment to these rules with the approval of management committee of BSNL Board.

Cons: BSNL management, as its own or under the unforeseen pressures may any time relax/modify/amend these rules with the approval of BSNL MC which may be in the interest of executives or against. These rules are approved by the BSNL Board and cleared by DOT may not be allowed to BSNL management to make such provisions since the pension payment is being made by DOT.   

 3.0: Authorized strength of the Service: The authorized strength of the executives in various cadre/stream shall be as per the provisional HR plan

Pros: As per Deloite recommendations the sanction posts of Group A and B level executives will be reduced the wage payment liability of BSNL through the proposed HR plan.                 

Cons: As per new HR plan based on Deloite recommendations the huge number of sanctioned posts of Group A and B will be reduced which will adversely affect the career progression of BSNL executives by way of stagnation due to non-availability of the posts. 

 5.1: All the existing Executives up to AGM/DGM(Adhoc) shall continue to be considered  for financial up-gradation to the next higher scale upto E-6 scale on completion of 5 years of service from the date of placement in lower scale through conduction of CPC. The benchmarks considered for financial up-gradation shall be as per the prescribed provisions in the schedule. The new Benchmarks shall be applied to those executives whose financial up-gradations are due w.e.f. 01.01.2018.

Pros: The stringent benchmark will filtered the executives and the less number of executives will be promoted to the higher post to reduce to number.

Cons: The stringent benchmark will block the career prospect of majority executives thus the spirit of time bound promotion on functional basis to all executives will be defeated. Considering this, the benchmark proposed by Khan Committee was appropriate of functional promotions.

 5.3 II: All the executives eligible for promotion for a vacancy year i.e. promotion under SCF, for which the result of the LDCE (other channel of promotion) has been issued and promotion order is pending, the promotion of executives of both the channel shall be considered deemed to have been promoted before 1.1.2017 and they shall be treated en-bloc senior to the executives promoted as per this Rule.

Pros: The promotion of executives of both the channel shall be considered deemed to have been promoted before 1.1.2017 and they shall be treated en-bloc senior to the executives promoted as per this Rule. It will depend upon the year to year vacancies.

Cons: The executives of LDCE quota appeared through a particular vacancy year will continue to claim their seniority along with the vacancies of SCF quota. It may invite litigations and derail the process.

 12.0: The executive shall join the place of posting on promotion within 40 days of the issue of the order of promotion by BSNL CO. The period of 40 days may be extended in exceptional and deserving case, in the interest of service, where the Administrative requirement so demands with the approval of appointing authority. In case the Executives who are granted functional promotion but fails to join the promoted grade within the time or decline promotion, then Management reserves the right to forfeit his promotion and executive shall not be considered for functional promotion or financial up-gradation to higher scale for next one Year or next CPC whichever is later, from the date of deemed refusal (after 40 days) or from date of application of refusal.

Pros and Cons: If on promotion outside circle one is forced to refuse due to medical/ family issues, he will stagnate in his own pay scale as there is no financial upgradation. This type of situation should be relaxed and genuinely should be weighted.

 16.0: New designations for Executives: In the Policy new Designation has been incorporated and shall hereafter be followed at all levels at H.Q./Circle/SSA etc.

Pros and Cons: Khan committee has no where suggested Sr. SDE as functional promotion and tightening the norms by deciding even one  [Average] as disqualification in promotion for JTO, SDE, Sr. SDE, DE cadres i.e. for the span of 20 years. We strongly submits that there is no need to alive the Sr. SDE cadre. By this inclusion the Executives will be derailed from their justified promotions and will be bound to remain in the same pay scale for 10 years, which is the violation of EPP. We strongly oppose such inclusion.




07.11.2017 Meeting with PGM (Pers.), BSNL Corporate Office:

GS, President and AGS (HQ) met PGM (Pers.) and discussed regarding CPSU Cadre Hierarchy issue. PGM (Pers.) shared the draft proposal on CPSU Cadre Hierarchy as approved by BSNL Management Committee under the condition to discuss it with all the executive associations before submission to BSNL Board. <<<Click here for draft proposal on CPSU Cadre Hierarchy as approved by BSNL MC>>>>>

All the members are requested to give their views/suggestions to CHQ immediately for further discussion with BSNL Management.

Director (HR), BSNL Board has called AIBSNLEA for discussion on the matter tomorrow afternoon at 12.00 pm. Thereafter, PGM (Pers.) has fixed up the meeting with AIBSNLEA on 15.11.2017 to discuss the matter further.

07.11.2017CPSU Cadre Hirarchy in BSNL:

The Majority Association is now busy in sugar-coating the quinine pill on behalf of the Management.


Anyone who will read the posting in the website of SNEA dated 5-11-2017 will certainly wonder whether it is a message from a trade union or management. The write-up resembles very much with the appeals generally posted by GM (SR) to console agitated employees.

It is claimed in the website that the draft proposal posted in our website is no way connected to the proposal approved by MC and informed that the full proposal will be posted by them once they receive it from management. This means that they are waiting the detrimental cadre hierarchy order to be approved and issued before circulation. Cowards Act. If they have courage let them come out and say which point in the draft proposal uploaded by us is wrong and what is the right. For what this hush hush is all about ?


It is propagated that the "promotion will be without fresh CPC and without delay". What”s the meaning of fresh CPC and no delay. Will the present system of evaluating APAR and VC will be dispensed with. At present VC is valid for 3 months and CPC conducted for the eligible candidates. Then how delay can be avoided and there will be no need of fresh CPC.


Shamelessly it is written that " Khan Committee recommendation is implemented as it is 5-5-5 years except for benchmarks which are slightly tightened by the management." Khan committee has nowhere suggested Sr. SDE as functional promotion and tightening the norms by deciding even one  "Average" as disqualification in promotion for JTO, SDE, Sr SDE, DE cadres i.e. for the span of 20 years is "slightly tighting " in the eyes of the majority Association. What a desperation to cover the misdeeds of the Management.


The committee headed by Mr Khan, Ex. ED (NB) deliberated the issue on CPSU Cadre Hierarchy at length where all the executive Association has given there opinion. After taking opinion of all, the report was signed by all Associations including SNEA. Now what is the necessity and compulsion on part of SNEA to deviate from the report that too secretly and without discussion in any forum. Why SNEA is overactive to convince the executives about the good (?) points in the new proposal. CPSU Cadre Hierarchy is for executives who are qualified enough to understand themselves what is good and what is bad for them. They why this extra initiative? When EPP was drafted there was no need of secrecy and education. All Executives welcomed the scheme because it was good for them. Therefore without wasting the energy on preaching let the majority Association come out with the total scheme as they categorically mention the draft proposal uploaded by us is far from reality.

We appeal to the Majority Association please stop such actions to damage the entire executives cadre for may be some fringe benefit for some people.



Glimpses of Meeting With CGM TN

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Betrayal towards BSNL Executives on issue of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy :

The CPSU Cadre Hierarchy (CCH) is secretly planned by SNEA with Pers. Cell of BSNL only for smooth implementation of DOT order on E1 & E2 scales in BSNL at the cost of the executives career .
The SNEA leadership while uploading the secretly planned CCH 
(They themselves admitted in same posting) never related the existing pay scales with the proposed Hierarchy. As in reality those are perfectly matching with the DOT order E1 for JTO, E2 For SDE and that is the reason for which all this secrecy about.

              Please see how perfectly it is matched.

                E1 - JTO/JAO (Dy. Manager)
                E2 - SDE/AO (Manager)
                E3 – Sr.SDE/Sr.AO ( Sr. Manager)
                E4 - DE/CAO ( Asst. GM)
                E5 - DGM 

Otherwise had the demand of SNEA, E2 for JTO and E3 for SDE was genuine, they would have never agreed to such CCH proposal. Because in that situation the ideal proposal should have been:

                E2 - JTO/JAO (Dy. Manager)
                E3 - SDE/AO (Manager)
                E4 – Sr.SDE/Sr.AO ( Sr. Manager)
                E5 - DE/CAO ( Asst. GM).
                E6 – DGM

 But SNEA is all along opposing the cascading demand on all scales and demand only E2 for JTO and E3 for SDE which means if the same demand is achieved without cascading then in the proposed CCH the pay structure will be:

              E2 -JTO/JAO (Dy. Manager)

              E3 - SDE/AO (Manager)

              E3 - SrSDE/SrAO ( Sr. Manager)

              E4 - DE/CAO ( Asst. GM)

i.e. 10 years in E3 scale in spite of a functional promotion in between.

Conclusion : The executives of BSNL are put into a loose - loose situation with the proposed CCH. Either accept E1 for JTO and get next scale with each functional promotion or accept 10 years in E3 scale although functional promotion from Manager to Sr. Manager.

Other pertinent points like fast track promotion, benefits for SC/ST are also missing in the proposal.

The issue of converting promotion to Sr.SDE/Sr.AO as functional promotion is of vital importance for the cadre. Earlier whenever this issue was deliberated in any forum, the decision was always against introduction of a functional grade between SDE/AO and DE/CAO. Now SNEA has given its consent for introduction of the functional grade Sr. Manager. Will they kindly inform the executive fraternity when and in which forum they deliberated and decided such vital issue? If deliberated then why they kept it secret from the entire community of Executives of BSNL.

It is also interesting to note the attitude of AIGETOA leadership. As claimed by SNEA in their website, AIGETOA was also consulted while planning this secret CCH. If it is true how they gave consent to such system which is out and out detrimental to all the DRs of BSNL.

Finally on the point of secrecy, we have earlier experience on management formulating detrimental orders / schemes secretly. This is the first time we are seeing the Majority Assn. is also becoming a part of the secret mission for damaging the cadre which they represent.

Remember only conspiracies are required to be kept secret, good plannings need not.

Ms.Shanthi, JAO, CBE SSA expired yesterday due to brief illness .AIBSNLEA expresses  its heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family. Residential address : 64, Venkateswara Nagar main road, Koundampalayam, Coimbatore. 

03.11.2017 Meeting with CMD BSNL:

GS, President, FS & AGS (HQ) met CMD, BSNL expressed our serious resentment against unilateral decision for CPSU Cadre Hierarchy wherein the Khan Committee report has been diluted. Also, Sr. SDE / Sr. AO non-functional grades are made functional to stagnate the executives. We handed over our protest letter to CMD BSNL in person and mentioned that while framing the draft proposal on CPSU Cadre Hierarchy, Pers. Cell has not taken the views / suggestions of AIBSNLEA into consideration.

Any deviation from Khan Committee report is not acceptable to us. CMD BSNL after detailed discussion assured to look into the matter and also advised us to discuss the matter with Director (HR). He will also speak to Director (HR) on this issue.

B. Implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations in BSNL: We requested CMD BSNL to get an early approval on implementation 3rd PRC recommendations in BSNL with full 15% fitment benefits from the DoT as the same has been approved by the BSNL Board. CMD BSNL mentioned that BSNL Board approval on implementation of 3rd PRC report in BSNL has been sent to DoT for issuance of Presidential Directives. On the reporting of one Association that Hon’ble MOSC (I/C) is not in favour of 3rd PRC implementation in BSNL, CMD BSNL reacted that Hon’ble MOSC (I/C) is one step ahead than us to implement the 3rd PRC recommendations in BSNL and recently he had informal meetings with Secretary (T) and Hon’ble MOSC (I/C) and discussed the matter and requested for its implementation in BSNL. Hon’ble MOSC (I/C) and Secretary (T) both are working in speedy manner to approve the 3rd PRC report implementation in BSNL.

CMD BSNL categorically mentioned that there may be some delay in getting approval from the Govt but 3rdPRC report will be implemented in BSNL.

C. Increase in Superannuation benefits from 3% to 5%: We requested CMD BSNL to get approval of DoT on increase of Superannuation benefits from 3% to 5%. CMD BSNL mentioned that after the approval of BSNL Board to increase the Superannuation benefits from 3% to 5%, the proposal has been sent to DoT for issuance of Presidential Directives. 

We extended our sincere thanks for getting approved rhe 3rd PRC report implementation in BSNL with full 15% fitment benefits and increase in Superannuation benefits from 3% to 5%.


Update on the matter regarding seniority of 147 SDEs:

The matter came up for hearing today in the Honourable Supreme Court and posted for final hearing after two weeks.


Update on the matter regarding seniority of 147 SDEs:

The matter came up for hearing today in the Honourable Supreme Court and posted for final hearing after two weeks.

GS writes to Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL, regarding deviation from Khan Committee report in draft CPSU Cadre Hierarchy proposal is not acceptable.

<<<Click here for the letter>>>>

SR Cell of BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi issued letter regarding Status on extending 30% superannuation benefit to the BSNL recruited employees along with revision in date of implementation from the beginning. click here for letter

 APARs of all Telecom Finance Executives (AOs and above):

BSNL Corporate Office SEA Cell requests to arrange to forward a copy of APARs of all Telecom Finance Executives (AOs and above) upto the period ending 31.03.2016 duly Reported/Reviewed/Communicated and having been acknowledged by the executive concerned to the CS to Director (Finance) immediately.

All the District Secretaries are requested to kindly bestow their personal attention and arrange to send the desired APARs immediately, so that the concerned section be able to conduct CPC in a shorter span of time.

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