Circle President, Circle Secretary (HQ) along with Circle Office Bearer met Chief Engineer (C),Co-ordination W.B Civil Zone ON 22.04.2014 regarding the transfer & posting case of Sri Tapan Saha ( from Odisha) and Sri R.P Mukharjee ( from Chattishgarh). Chief Engineer (C),Co-ordination W.B Civil Zone has agreed our proposal to issue order of posting to Kolkata for the above said officer.
Circle President writes to Chief Engineer (C),Co-ordination W.B Civil Zone regarding the transfer & posting case of Sri Tapan Saha ( from Odisha) and Sri R.P Mukharjee ( from Chattishgarh) in Kolkata.
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Details of departmental JAO - 2010 batch:
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Holiday on 14th April,2014 -Birthday of Dr. B.R.Ambedkar <<Click for notice>>
CONDOLENCE & BEREAVEMENTS
We deeply mourn at untimely demise of Sri MRINAL KANTI BHATTACHARJEE JTO,Berhampore on 07-04-2014
Our heart felt condolence to the bereaved family
GS writes to The GM (Pers.), BSNL Corporate Office regarding requests for posting of SDEs (T) - <<<Click here for letter>>>
BSNL Corporate Office issued 2nd Amendment in BSNL Employees Gratuity Trust Rules <<<Click here foe 2nd Amendment>>> <<<BSNL Employees Gratuity Trust Rules>>>
5th Branch Conference of Jalpaiguri Branch Jalpaiguri was held on 30.03.2014 at TRC Room, Telephone Exchange, Jalpaiguri. Circle President, Circle Secretary, Asst. Circle Secretary(HQ) with Circle Executives attended the conference. Md. Rahamatullah as President , Sri Nirmalendu Bagchi as Branch Secretary and Sri Tapan Kumar Pandit as Finance Secretary were elected unanimously for the next term. West Bengal Circle Body congratulates all the elected office bearers.
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Looking after arrangement in the grade of DE/AGM of Telecom operation
stream. <<<< Click for order >>>>
Transfer & Posting in the grade of AO/Sr.AO <<<Click for order>>>
Transfer & Posting in the grade of STS (CAO) of Telecom. Finance.
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JTO(T) to SDE(T) regular promotion- Reg. OA 185/13 in Hon'ble CAT Ernakulam: There was no sitting of division bench on 24.03.2014 hence no posting took place as decided earlier. Date of hearing will be informed soon.
Application for Transfer in the Cadre of SDE (L/A), SDE & Rajbhasha Adhikary received in Circle office <<< Click for letter >>>
BSNL Corporate Office endorsed Deptt. of Personnel & Training letter regarding declaration of Holiday on 14th April 2014 - Birthday of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar <<<Click here for letter>>>
Circle Secretary, Asst. Circle Secretary (HQ) along with Circle Office Bearer met CGM WBTC today to discuss on AGM posting, Rull-8, transfer of JTO`s, APER & HR related issues.
Circle President, Circle Secretary, Asst. Circle Secretary (HQ) along with Circle Office Bearer met GM(Finance) WBTC regarding the transfer & posting of JAO`s. It is reported that GM(Finance) is in under pressure by one of the Executive Association demands for posting of JAO`s in the HQ of SDCA.
Association categorically told without discussion with AIBSNLEA, no body will be released from the SSA & further posting as per the demands of other Association.
BE UNITED WE HAVE TO FIGHT AGAINST THE EVIL FORCE
Minutes of the 1st Meeting of ETR Staff Welfare Board for the Block Year 2013-16 held at Kolkata on 27th February,2014 <<< Click for Minutes>>>
Time Bound / Post based Executive promotional policy for Gr. `B` level officers of BSNL <<<Click for order>>>
GS writes to
The GM (Pers.), BSNL Corporate Office regarding promotion from JTO (T) to SDE (T) against 67% seniority-cum-fitness quota for the vacancy year 2008-09 and backlog vacancy years - unassessed/not assessed/VC awaited cases - Case of Shri Subhas Paul Chowdhury (HR No. 198606362) <<<Click here for letter>>>
The Director (HR), BSNL Board regarding policy for on-line mandatory training on each up-gradation<<<Click here for letter>>>
5th Branch Conference of Jalpaiguri Branch will be held on 30/03/2014 at TRC, Jalpaiguri Tele. Exchg.
<<<<Click here for the silent points of draft revised Promotion Policy circulated by GM(Restg. & WS&I), BSNL Corporate office for further comments/ feedback>>>>
Data Regarding Rule-8 Transfer of JTOs Request <<<Click here for Order>>>
BSNL Corporate Office issued transfer and posting order in the grade of AO/Sr. AO <<<Click here for order>>>
High Level Committee Meeting on 30% Superannuation benefits: The High Level Committee Headed by ED(Fin.) along with other Committee Members hold meeting with the representatives of Forum of BSNL Unions / Associations to discuss regarding implementation of DPE OMs on 30% Superannuation benefits to BSNL recruited employees. AIBSNLEA strongly pleaded for 30% Superannuation benefits to BSNL recruited employees wherein at present BSNL is only contributing 18% w.r.t EPF (12%), Gratuity (4.5%) and Post Retirement Medical Benefits(1.5%). Hence remaining 12% has to be contributed in the Superannuation benefits
to the BSNL recruited employees on their Basic+DA. Employees contribution should not be mandatory.
Chairman Committee ED(Fin.) mentioned that Committee Members have heard the feelings of BSNL Unions/ Associations & shortly Committee report will be submitted. GS & AGS(HQ) attended the meeting.
GS, AGS(HQ) met Director (HR), BSNL Board and requested for modification in BSNL MSRRs of EE(Civil/Electrical) to provide parity with JTO(T)/SDE(T) in promotions. Director (HR) assured to look into the matter.
GM(Restg. & WS&I), BSNL Corporate office circulated draft revised Promotion Policy to GS AIBSNLEA for further comments/ feedback at the earliest. <<<Click here for the Draft Policy>>>
All the Circle / Branch Secretaries are requested to e-mail their comments/ feedback at the earliest so that the same may be communicated to the all concern.
The convention to `SAVE KOLKATA SSA`, Organised by Forum of Unions/Associations of BSNL was held Today at CTO TI Hall,Kolkata. Circle President, Asst. Circle Secretary(HQ), Br. Secretary Kolkata City Branch with Circle Executives attended the Convention. <<<Click for Resolution>>
confirmation in the cadre of Junior Telecom Officers. <<<<Click for order>>>>
Circle President, Asst. Circle Secretary (HQ) along with Circle Office Bearer met GM ETR to discuss on HR issues Today.
All members are requested to attend the convention positively to `SAVE KOLKATA SSA`, Organised
by Forum of Unions/Associations of BSNL will be held at CTO TI Hall at 01PM on 13.03.2014.
GS writes to
I) Shri R.K. Upadhyaya, CMD, BSNL regarding request for first time bound promotion after 4 years without reaching higher scale condition - Implementation of Hon’ble CAT Chennai judgment in the OA No. 441/2010 dated 23.02.2012 <<<Click here for letter>>>
II) The Director (HR), Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited regarding expenditure control in BSNL - instructions regarding availability of All India LTC to the employees who are retiring now [Ref. BSNL C.O. letter number 13-03/2012-PAT (BSNL) dated 06.09.2012] <<<Click here for letter>>>
DoT issued letter regarding extension of CGHS facilities to retired BSNL employees with an option to choose either CGHS or BSNLMRS post retirement as per their convenience <<<Click here for letter>>>
Circle president & ACS (HQ) attuned Development Meeting of 7th March, 2014 with CGMT and expressed our views regarding development.
Forum leaders of West Bengal Circle discussed regarding Development of this Circle & proposed merger of BSNL-MTNL on 06 March, 2014 at CTO . All the leaders of the Unions/Associations [AIGETOA ,SNEA ,AIBSNLEA , FNTO , NFTE-BSNL , SNATTA ,BSNLEU] of West Bengal Circle were present in the meeting. Com Animesh Mitra, Convenor of the Forum initiated the discussion with his observation and requested the leaders to give their esteemed opinion on these two issues. The leaders have expressed their strong resentment over the poor development scenario of this
Circle and also gave their valued opinion regarding the merger issue. In fine it was decided unanimously that the Unions/Associations will i) motivate the workers in this changed scenario towards the survival of BSNL and also to increase revenue in this Circle, ii) demand proper marketing for the expansion of service, iii) demand necessary store material and fund to carry on day to day service, iv) leaders will jointly place their demands regarding development of BSNL and expansion in this state to the CGMT and v) the leaders will again review their decisions after the Development Meeting of 7th March, 2014 with CGMT. Regarding merger the leaders have opined that BSNL should not take the liabilities of MTNL and
pending HR issues should be settled at the earliest. Com Swapan Basu, Leader AIBSNLEA presided over the meeting.
NOTIFICATION FOR REVISION OF INTEREST FOR GPF: Dept. of Economic Affairs issued Notification that during the year 2014-2015, accumulations at the credit of subscribers to the General Provident Fund and other similar funds shall carry interest at the rate of 8.7%
(Eight point seven per cent) per annum. This rate will be effective w.e.f. 1.4.2014. <<<Click here for notification>>>>
GS met Director(HR), BSNL Board and discussed
(i) Settlement of HR issues: We extended our thanks for arranging a formal meeting with AIBSNLEA on 24.02.2014 on HR Issues. Wherein some of the issues have been discussed but still some issues are pending for discussion & settlement. We requested for arranging an early meeting. Director (HR) assured for holding an early meeting with AIBSNLEA.
(ii) Proposed Merger of BSNL & MTNL: We expressed our serious concern against the arbitrary proposal of Merger of BSNL & MTNL without resolving the HR issues & financial issues of BSNL. Director (HR) mentioned that yesterday, the matter was discussed with DoT officer wherein the concern of BSNL Unions/ Associations has been submitted. However, the issues related to BSNL/MTNL merger can be resolved only when a policy decision is taken by the Govt. for BSNL/MTNL Merger. He further mentioned that in case the merger of BSNL & MTNL is taken by the Govt., the HR &
financial issues of BSNL will be settled.
(iii) CPC from DGM(Adhoc) to DGM(Regular): We requested for CPC from DGM(Adhoc) to DGM(Regular), who have been completed more than 4 years of DGM(Adhoc) services. Director(HR) assured an early action in this regard.
(iv) Filling up of the vacant EE(C/E) post: We requested for filling up of the vacant EE(C/E) vacant posts (i.e. about for 75 EE(E) and about 100 for EE(C)) . Director(HR) assured to look into the matter.
We also requested for modification of BSNL MSRRs of EE(C/E) to allow diploma holders SDEs for the promotion in the cadre EE(C/E). Director (HR) assured to look into the matter.
GS writes to Mrs. Geeta Rau, Executive Director (Finance) & Chairperson HLC, BSNL Corporate Office regarding submission of the views to Higher Level Committee on Superannuation benefits of DR Employees and Pay parity/Loss of pay of DR-JTO/JAO [Ref:- AIBSNLEA Letter No. AIBSNLEA/CHQ/Sr.GM (Admn.)/2013 DATED: 31.07.2013] <<< Click
here for letter>>>>
<<<<Click here for DPE OM Dated 26.11.2008>>>
<<<Click here for DPE OM dated 02.04.2009>>>
<<<Click here for DPE OM dated 24.01.2013>>>
BSNL Corporate office issued letter regarding revised Scheme and Syllabus for LICE for filling up posts in the cadre of JAO under both 40% and 10% quota. <<Click here for letter>> <<Click here for Annexure>>
EPF A/C Trf. Order issued. The said order is applicable those are transfer from Circle Office to other SSAs ONLY. <<<Click here for order>>>
JAO`s Induction Training Phase-I (4 weeks) for Dept. Candidates against 10% & 40% quota from 10/03/2014 <<<Click for order>>>
24.02.2014: AIBSNLEA meeting with BSNL management in response to our letter dated 19.02.2014:
GS, FS, AGS (HQ) and OS (North) attended meeting with BSNL Management in response to our letter dated 19.02.2014 on long pending HR issues. GM (SR), GM (Pers.), GM (Estt), GM (Restructuring), GM (EF), DGM (Pers.), DGM (SR) and AGM (Pension-Estt. Cell) were present in the meeting. GM (SR) welcomed the Association representatives in the meeting and mentioned that management is inclined to settle the issues and proposed to hold the regular meetings to reduce the number of pending issues. GS thanked for arranging the meeting and
initiated discussions on the HR issues as under:
1. Implementation of Assured Executives Promotion Policy in BSNL
a. Implementation of CPSU cadre hierarchy- Change of designations on each Time Bound upgradation on functional basis. First time bound promotion on 1-10-2004 after completion of four years w.e.f. 1-10-2000 in all the cases.
We have already given the detailed letter on this issue on 20.12.2013. On each time bound upgradation to the next higher grade, the designation and the duties/ responsibilities associated with the grade should also be changed as assured at the time of absorption to the Gr.'B' officers in BSNL i.e. "Non post based time bound promotions upto SG JAG level grade and post based promotions after SAG level post ". Also first time bound promotion on 1-10-2004 after completion of four years w.e.f. 1-10-2000 in all the cases.
Reply: GM (Restructuring) mentioned that a draft proposal in this regard has been prepared and in the next week the same will be circulated to Executives Associations for discussion in the meeting. We mentioned that United Forum has already submitted common proposal on this issue but it has not been discussed in detail and management
has started discussion on the CPSU Cadre hierarchy of other PSUs, BHEL, NTPC, ONGC etc. We pleaded that BSNL is a PSU converted from a Govt. Department; it has executives absorbed from DoT and BSNL recruited. Hence, after detail discussions the United Forum has submitted the proposal for consideration. GM (Rstrg) assured that shortly matter will be discussed.
b. Date of effect of Implementation of revised IDA Pay Scales for the Executives of Civil /Elect./Architect Engg. Wings and PA/PS cadre w.e.f. 1.10.2000 on notional basis.
BSNL Management has granted benefit of residency period w.e.f. 1.10.2000 to the Executives i.e. JTO/SDE (Civil/Electrical/Arch./TF) Engineering wings, CSSs, PAs/PSs, JAOs etc. for whom the RRs were notified after 1.10.2000 and accordingly the pay scales were upgraded. After implementation of this order no Executive has been benefited. Whereas, as per Dr. Vinay Shahi's Committee recommendations the upgraded scales for the above executives' should have been implemented w.e.f 1.10.2000 on actual basis or notional basis.
Recently, notional pay fixation from 01.10.2000 in the upgraded pay scales has been allowed to JAOs. Similar treatment is required to be given to JTO/SDE (Civil/Electrical/Arch.) engineering wings and PAs/PSs cadres.
Reply: We further pleaded that notional pay fixation of pay w.e.f. 01.10.2000 should be implemented to JTO/SDE (C/E/Arch) Engineering wings and PAs/PSs cadre as already implemented for JAO cadres. GM (Pers.) assured to examine the case at the earliest.
c. Settlement of Pay anomaly cases wherein senior Executives are drawing less pay than their juniors:
Committee headed by PGM(FP) submitted its report and denied stepping up of the pay of seniors w.r.t. their juniors as per the provision of EPP and also did not consider the advice of Hon'ble CAT Ernakulam, bench O.A. NO. 109 of 2011 with O.A. No. 110/2011 and 236/2011 judgment dated 07.12.2011 in the Seniors (SDEs promoted as adhoc DEs before getting the second TBP ) getting less pay than Juniors ( SDEs promoted as adhoc DEs after getting the second Time Bound Promotion ) case : "The respondents are directed to
step up the pay of the applicants to the level of pay of their juniors with effect from the date of arising of the anomaly of seniors drawing less pay than their juniors in respect of each of the applicants within a period of 3 months from the date of receipt of a copy of this order. However, this order will not stand in the way of the Committee set up to deal with the issue under consideration in these O.As, giving a more beneficial recommendation for the applicants."
BSNL CO, Pers. Cell appeal against above judgment has been dismissed by Hon'ble High Court Kerala at Ernakulum i.e. "Hon'ble High Court of Kerala has dismissed the petitions OP CAT 1576,1560 & 1592 of 2012 filed by BSNL against the order of Hon'ble CAT Ernakulum in OAs 109, 110, 236 & 241 of 2011(filed by Sethumadhavan & others) which directed BSNL to fix the pay of the seniors at par with the juniors drawing more pay. The Hon'ble Court also observed the unconstitutional part of the condition incorporated
in the pay fixation criteria which prohibits complaining against anomalies. Court also commented that such condition is very primitive and against the fundamental rights. As the applicants in the OAs have already filed petition for contempt of court against BSNL, the Hon'ble Kerala High Court allowed three months' time for BSNL to implement the orders passed by CAT" but BSNL first filed SLP in the Hon'ble Supreme Court in this regard denying its implementation but later on Hon'ble Kerala High Court judgment is implemented for the applicants. We request to extend the same treatment to similar executives.
Reply: We pleaded for the implementation of Hon'ble Kerala High Court Judgment to all affected executives by allowing stepping –up of pay under EPP. GM (Pers.) mentioned that BSNL has implemented Hon'ble Kerala High Court judgment for the applicants and has filed SLP in the Hon'ble Supreme Court. However, he assured to make efforts for early hearing
in the case. AIBSNLEA has already filed application for impleadment in the case. We further, pleaded to generalize the Hon'ble Kerala High Court judgment.
d. Amendment in BSNL MSRRs allowing Diploma holders to the promotion of Executive Engr. (Civil/Electrical) wings at par with other discipline of executives.
As per the BSNLMSRRs, the existing JTOs/SDEs (C/E/Arch) Engineering wings having diploma qualification were not eligible to be promoted to the grade of Assistant General Manager/EE/Arch. and against the DoP&T guidelines & CPWD RRs wherein Diploma holders are also allowed to be promoted to the grade of EE (C/E/Arch). AIBSNLEA strongly protested against this discrimination and demanded to remove discrimination on the pretext of degree/diploma qualification to the promotion of EE from SDE (C/E/Arch) and parity with the
JTO (T) / SDE (T) as per BSNL Board decision.
In addition to this, in the Architecture discipline, having valid registration as Architect with the council of the Architects is made compulsory, which is gross injustice to the absorbed Executives of Arch Engineering wings in BSNL.
Reply: We pleaded for giving parity to JTO/SDE (C/E/Arch) with JTO/JAO and SDE/AO cadres in the promotional avenues as assured at the time of absorption by amending the BSNLMSRRs. GM (Pers.) mentioned that a draft proposal has been prepared by PGM (BW/EW) and is now being sent to the competent authority to put up in the BSNL Management Committee and BSNL Board for approval. We requested for an early decision so
that about 50 EEs (E) and 100 EEs (C) vacant posts may be filled up. They further assured an early action in this regard. Regarding validity of degree from Distance Education, Committee meeting is being held tomorrow morning at 11.00 AM.
2. Implementation of E-2, E-3 IDA pay scales for JTO/JAO & SDE/AO equivalent executives in BSNL. AIBSNLEA has taken the issue many times and recently provided the letter on 20.12.2013 on the issue. As per Recommendation of 2nd PRC, DPE has issued order to all CPSEs vide Letter No. 2(70)/08-DPE(WC)-GL-VII/09 dated 02/04/2009 wherein it is clarified that "There will be no change in the ten pay scales of below board level posts as indicated in OM dated 26/11/2008 and there is no justification for introducing intermediary pay scales. In BSNL the Executives of JTO/SDE level are placed in the lower pay scales against their standard IDA pay scales E2 to E3. Almost all the Oil sector, Steel Sector and Power Sector PSUs including MTNL are already adopted the entry level Executives' pay scale starting from E2 scale. The demand to place
JTOs and SDEs in standard pay scales of E2 and E3 is very legitimate.
No intermediary scales have been permitted under DPE O.Ms. dated 26.11.2008 and 02.04.2009. Generally, promotion has to be from one ‘Grade'to next higher ‘Grade'with its corresponding scale as per the promotion policy of respective CPSEs. A CPSE cannot have more than one pay scale in a grade (say DGM & GM in E8 pay scale) to promote its executives within the same grade". Ignoring the DPE O.Ms. on implementation of 2nd PRC recommendation for standard pay scales E-2 & E-3 for JTO/SDE equivalent
executives, BSNL Management is continuing efforts to implement E1A & E2A intermediate IDA pay scales in BSNL for JTO/SDE equivalent executives, which is not at all justified. In view of this, standard IDA pay scales E-2 & E-3 as recommended by 2nd PRC are to be implemented in BSNL for JTO and SDE equivalent executives to provide justice.
BSNL Management is not at all serious to introduce CPSU cadre hierarchy and implementation of E-2, E-3 IDA pay scales for JTO & SDE equivalent executives. The Joint Committee of BSNL officers headed by PGM (SR), BSNL CO, New Delhi and the representatives of BSNL Executives Associations was constituted in Feb-2012 to discuss and submit its report on both the issues within a period of six months but even after a laps of two years, no serious discussions has taken place in the Committee Meetings. Executive Associations has
already submitted their unanimous opinion/ suggestion on CPSU Cadre hierarchy but the Management side has not started discussion on this. Similarly, E-2, E-3 standard IDA pay scales implementation case has so far not even discussed in any meeting. It clearly shows the ignoring attitude of the BSNL Management.
Reply: GM (Estt) mentioned that a proposal for E-1A & E-2A IDA pay scales for JTOs/SDEs equivalent cadres has been sent to DoT to get approval from DPE and shortly, the decision is expected. We mentioned that intermediate IDA pay scales E-1A and E-2A had been rejected twice from DoT and now again DoT will reject the
proposal since DPE has not allowed creation of intermediatory pay scales. GM (Estt) mentioned that E-1A and E-2A IDA pay scales earlier were approved by DPE only and now DPE should only suggest the replacement scales of these E-1A and E-2A scale in 2nd PRC recommended scales. He further mentioned that now DoT has assured to take up the matter with DPE to get settled. However, we strongly demanded implementation of standard IDA pay scales E-2 and E-3 for JTO/SDE equivalent executives.
3. Pay anomaly in the pay of JTOs of 2007 and 2008 batches (recruited after 01.01.2007)
AIBSNLEA has submitted its view on this issue in its letter dated 20.01.2014. Around 5000 talented Direct Recruit JTOs have joined BSNL after 1.1.2007 in JTO 2007 and 2008 batch. They are demoralized and frustrated due to a large difference of around Rs 3500/- in basic pay as compared to the JTOs recruited prior to 01.01.2007. At the time of their recruitment, it was advertised that their pay will be fixed in E1A pay scale, but it is unfortunate that their pay was later fixed in revised E1
It is worthwhile to mention here that a committee was constituted under the Chairmanship of Shri K C G K Pillai, the then PGM (FP) to find out the possibilities to overcome the situation of the pay loss to 2007 and 2008 batch JTOs/JAOs. The committee was in favour to recommend standard pay scales i.e. E2 for JTO/JAO and E3 for SDE/AO, but the committee recommend provisional pay of E1+5 increments only due to possible enhancement in pension contributions in that situation. Management has extended the E1+5 increments of JTO
2007 and 2008 batches but it is definitely not a permanent solution. The pay differences between the JTOs recruited after 01.01.2007 and their counterparts who joined before 01.01.2007 will boost up largely in 3rd PRC in 2017.
DoT has rejected the proposal of BSNL Management for Intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A for the JTO/JAO, SDE/AO equivalent cadres. It is pertinent to mention here that as per the recommendations of 2nd PRC, DPE has issued orders to all CPSEs vide Letter No. 2(70)/08-DPE(WC)-GL-VII/09 dated 02/04/2009 wherein it is clarified that "There will be no change in the ten pay scales of below board level posts as indicated in OM dated 26/11/2008 and there is no justification for introducing intermediary pay scales.
DPE has provided the guidelines that all CPSUs should switch over to standard pay scales recommended by 2nd PRC. It is pertinent to mention here that many PSUs in Oil, Power and Electrical sectors including the MTNL have already switchover to the new standard IDA pay scales w.e.f. 01.01.2007 as per the guidelines of DPE.
4. 30% Superannuation benefits to directly recruited employees as per DPE guidelines.
This Association has already submitted its crystal clear views about the issues related to provisions of Superannuation Benefits to directly recruited employees in its letter dated 20.12.2013.We requested BSNL Management to resolve superannuation benefits to directly recruited employees as per DPE guidelines. BSNL should contribute 12% as Superannuation Benefits in respect of Direct
Recruits, to fulfill the limit of 30% contribution and the effective date of implementation of Superannuation benefits of BSNL Recruited Employees must be 01.01.2007.
As per DPE OM 26.11.2008, CPSEs would be allowed 30% of Basic Pay as Superannuation benefits. So, BSNL should contribute at the rate of 12% Basic plus DA on monthly basis and 8.33% Contribution of BSNL and 1.16% of Government to EPS Fund should be continued. Further, as per DEP OM dated 24-1-2013, it has also been clarified that DEP OMs do not provide for mandatory contribution on the part of employees and suggested that employees contribution to their post retirement benefit would enhance their social security and
therefore CPSEs can frame scheme as per their requirement. We suggest that the employee contribution in this respect should not be taken mandatory.
Recently BSNL Management has organized a meeting on 15.01.2014 with all the Unions/Association on this issue and insisted for providing only 2% additional contribution as superannuation fund. But all the Unions/Association including AIBSNLEA has submitted their crystal clear stand for providing the remaining 12% contribution as superannuation fund only.
Reply: GM (SR) mentioned to re-examine both the issues at Sl. No. 3 and 4, a high level (HLC) committee has been constituted under the Chairmanship of ED (Finance). The committee will shortly take feed back from the Executives Associations and submit the report at the earliest. We further demanded 12% BSNL's contribution Basic + DA as per DPE guidelines towards superannuation benefits of BSNL recruited employees.
5. Early Resolution of EPF anomalies with serious discrepancies in respect of Direct Recruited Employees of BSNL.
This Association has already submitted its crystal clear views about the Early Resolution of EPF anomalies with serious discrepancies in respect of Direct Recruited Employees of BSNL in its letter dated 30.01.2014.
Yearly EPF statement is being supplied to BSNL recruited Executives in response to our detailed letter and we are continuously monitoring the same. We requested Director (HR/EB) to resolve EPF issue for BSNL recruited JTOs at the earliest. GM (Estt.) & GM (CA) met EPF Authorities to centralize the EPF accounts online. EPF authorities clarified that EPF account of employees has been centralized at Regional Level and efforts are being made to centralize
it on All India level shortly. But even after a lapse of one year the EPF is not centralized. Hence, BSNL should centralize the EPF. Para-32 of EPF Act clearly stipulates that "no past contribution can be recovered from current salary of the employees, past arrear if any shall be paid by employer in respect of both the contribution". But in many field units in BSNL the past contribution has been recovered from current salary of the employees. A clarification may be issued to field units regarding the same including the refund of the already recovered amount.
BSNL has neither contributed for the diet allowance, nor for the stipend for the period of training, inspite of the mandatory provision of EPF Act. An order in this regard may be issued from BSNL CO for making both the contributions. BSNL Field units (except BSNL CO) are not providing the display of monthly EPF statement to the employees; Due to this the employees are unaware with their actual contribution and relevant shortcomings. Strict instructions may be issued to field units for providing regular EPF statement.
The EPF slips are issued with a great delay by EPF authorities. Instructions may be issued to the all concerned IFAs to persue the same with EPF authorities to avoid the said delay.
Reply: GM (SR) assured that all the circles will be asked to maintain proper EPF account of BSNL recruited employees. Already an EPF cell has been operated in BSNL CO under GM(CA).
6. CPCs to fill up the vacant PGM/GM/DGM (Engg.)/DGM(Fin), DE/CAO,SDE(T)/ AO equivalent posts in BSNL on Adhoc/ Regular basis.
A good number of PGMs/GMs/DGMs/DEs/SDEs equivalent posts are lying vacant since long. It is adversely affecting the viability of BSNL and causing stagnation in the career prospects of executives. Hence, immediate CPCs to be conducted to fill up all vacant Group -‘A' and Group-‘B' level posts.
Reply: CPCs from JAO to AO., AO to CAO, CAO to DGM (Adhoc) and DGM (Adhoc) to DGM (Regular), GM (SR) mentioned that as per the status report given by GM (FP) the CPCs from AO to CAO, CAO to DGM (Adhoc) and DGM (Adhoc) to DGM (Regular) are in progress. VCRs are being collected to expedite the CPCs. Regarding the CPC to fill up 1800 AOs posts, Director HR) has given the approval to initiate CPC from
JAO to AO. The clarification on SC/ST roster implementation as per Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh judgment is being asked from DoP&T through DoT. The discussions on CPCs from JTO to SDE (T), SDE to DE (T) and DE to DGM (T), SDE (C/E) to EE (C/E) will be held in the next meeting.
11. Antedating of pay - anomaly due to accrual of increment of Junior earlier than the senior after fixation of pay in revised pay scale implementation of 2nd PRC.
We requested to BSNL Management to restore the original order dated 23.09.2009 wherein provision for ante-dating the increment of the senior to that of the junior was envisaged. Alternatively, management can think of any other solution that will address the issue of anomaly wherein the junior does not draw more pay than the senior and also the senior does not face any drop in his basic pay which he/she will be drawing by virtue of the 3% annual increment provided in the rule.
Reply: We pleaded that BSNL CO's initial order on antedating of DNI was correct but later on it has been withdrawn and a wrong clarification has been issued herein senior executives are put in loss. GM (Estt.) and GM (EF) assured to have separate discussions on this issue with certain examples wherein seniors are at loss on revised order. Shortly a
separate meeting will be held on this issue with GM (Estt) and GM (EF).
The meeting ended at 18.30 Hrs with an assurance by GM (SR) to discuss further pending items of our letter dated 19.02.2014 at the earliest. After, the completion of discussions on all the items and observing the concern of BSNL management, we will decide further course of action.
Following points are still to be discussed-
7. Inordinate Delay in holding the 33% LDCE for the promotion of SDE(T):
8. Restructuring, Revision of pay scale of AD (OL) and Hindi Translators.
9. Regularization of officiating JTOs and removal of FR-35 pay fixation.
10. Grievances of PA/ Stenographers' cadre.
(a) Post based promotions for PA/PS to PPS/Sr.PPS.
(b) Common Recruitment Rules & Nomenclature in BSNL.
(c) Introduction of Promotion Policy for Stenos (Dying cadre).
12. Allowing exercising options to Departmental JAOs on their promotion who got promoted on or after 07.05.2010.
13. Two weeks of training to executives whose pay is upgraded and on every promotion under EPP.
14. Inordinate delay in settlement of disciplinary cases.
15. Modifications in Executives Transfer Policy for soft tenure stations.
16. Recruitment of JTO (E)/ JTO (TF) from TTAs cadre through LDCE.
17. Improvement in the revised policy for service GSM, RSTC & Broadband to Executives.
Transfer & Posting in the Grade of SDE (Telecom) in ETR <<<Click for order>>>
Looking-after charge in the Executive Grade (AGM/DE) in ETR <<<Click for order>>>
Circle President, Circle Secretary, Asst. Circle Secretary (HQ) along with Circle Office Bearer met CGM WBTC on 21.02.2014 and discuss on the attached agenda. <<<Click for letter >>>
Transfer & Posting in the Grade of JTO (Telecom) in ETR <<<Click for order>>>
Circle President, Circle Secretary, Asst. Circle Secretary (HQ) along with Circle Office Bearer met CGM ETR to discuss on HR and development issues on 20/02/2014.
Circle Office Bearer Meeting was held successfully on 19th Feb`2014 at Telephone Bhavan R.C, Kolkata at 12:00 Hrs. Circle Office Bearers and Br. Secretary Kolkata City Br. attended the meeting.
2nd Branch Conference of ETR BranchKolkata was held on 18.02.2014 at RJCM Room, 6th Floor,Telephone Bhawan, Kolkata. Circle President, Circle Secretary, Asst. Circle Secretary(HQ) with Circle Executives attended the conference. Sri Somenath Dhara as President , Sri Tapas Chandra Das as Branch Secretary and Sri Joyanta Tewari as Finance Secretary were elected unanimously for the next term. West Bengal Circle Body congratulates all the elected office bearers. <<<Click for list of Office Bearers>>>
It is reliably learnt that DoP&PW vide 25012/B/14-Establishment-A dated 10.02.2014 recommended retirement age to 62 as per interim report of 7th CPC. Govt. also agreed but DoE not decided.
Looking after arrangement in the grade of JAG of AFS Group-A <<Click for order>>
Circle President, Circle Secretary, Asst. Circle Secretary (HQ) met GM(HR) WBTC to discuss on HR and development issues Today.
1st Branch Conference of Suri Branch was held on 16.02.2014 at TRC Room, O/o The GMTD/Suri, Birbhum . Circle Secretary with Circle Executives attended the conference. Sri Nemai Ch. Rudra as President ,Sri Nikhil Kr. Das as Branch Secretary and Sri Kartick Ch. Saha as Finance Secretary were elected unanimously for the next term. West Bengal Circle Body congratulates all the elected office bearers. <<<Click for list of Office Bearers>>>
Agenda for discussion in the meeting with CGM, WBTC will be held on 21.02.2014. <<<Click for letter >>>
Circle Office Bearer Meeting will be held on 19th Feb`2014 at Telephone Bhavan R.C, Kolkata at 12:00 Hrs. All Circle Office Bearer and Br. Secretary Kolkata City Br. are requested to attend the meeting positively. <<<Click for notice>>>
Transfer and Posting in the Cadre of JTO Click for <<order 1>> << order 2>>
Circle President, Asst. Circle Secretary (HQ),Br. Secretary Kolkata City Branch along with Circle Office Bearer met CGM WBTC to discuss on HR issues on 12/02/2014.
Sri Shaibal Mukherjee, Assistant Circle Secretary, AIBSNLEA attended the Open Session of Circle Conference of SNATTA WB Circle was held on 08.02.2014 at CTO institute hall, CTO, Kolkata. <<<Click for Invitation letter>>>
Exercising of Option for posting in the Executive Grade (DE) in ETR Circle <<Click here for letter>>
Posting of Vigilance Officer in ETR Circle <<Click here for letter>>
Looking-after charge in the Executive Grade (AGM/DE) in ETR Circle <<Click here for letter>>
Procurement of Diary for the Year,2014 in ETR Circle <<Click here for letter>>
2nd Branch Conference of ETR Branch Kolkata will be held on 18/02/2014. Click Here for Notice
Circle President writes to Shri Subhssish Paul, Circle Secretary/ AIGETOA, WBTC to assure full support for success of the agitation programme from 3rd Feb'14 <<<Click here for letter>>>
GS writes to The GM (Estt.)/ GM (Pers.)/ GM (SR), Corporate Office, BSNL regarding revision of Recruitment Rules of JTO (T)-2001-reg- Comments on draft R/R -2014 [Ref:- No. 5-32/2013-Pers-IV dated 17th January 2014. of AGM (Pers-IV)] <<<Click here for letter>>>
GS writes to Sh. R K Upadhyay, CMD, BSNL regarding conducting the forthcoming Limited Departmental Competitive Examination from JTO (T) to SDE (T) with a single and common paper
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Circle President, Asst. Circle Secretary (HQ) met GM(HR) WBTC to discuss on HR issues Today.
Revision of RR of JTO(T) 2001 accepted by the Management and a draft Recruitment Rules has been prepared and circulated for more feedback from Associations:
AIBSNLEA consistent efforts yielded the result in getting released the draft revision of Recruitment Rules of JTO(T)-2001 <<<Click here for draft RRs of JTO(T)>>>>.
This will definitely pave the way for early regularisation of officiating JTOs.
GM(SR), BSNL Corporate Office writes to CGM ITPC Pune regarding Membership Verification of Executives' Associations - development of electronic / IT conduct thereof <<<Click here for letter>>>
4th Branch Conference of Siliguri Branch was held on 19.01.2014 at Siliguri Telephone Exchange, Siliguri. Circle President, Circle Secretary with Circle Executives attended the conference. Sri Mohitosh Paul as President ,Sri Apurba Bhattacharjee as Branch Secretary and Sri Anjan Deysarkar as Finance Secretary were elected unanimously for the next term. West Bengal Circle Body congratulates all the elected office bearers. <<<Click for list of Office Bearers>>>
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Branch Conference of Coochbihar Branch was held on today at Telecom Administrative Building, Coochbihar. Circle President, Circle Secretary with Circle Executives attended the conference. Sri Tapas Kr. Khan as President ,Sri Sujit Kanti Chakrabarty as Branch Secretary and Sri Upendra Nath Sarkar as Finance Secretary were elected unanimously for the next term. West Bengal Circle Body congratulates all the elected office bearers.
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BSNL CO ISSUED ORDERS FOR IDA FROM 01/01/2014 <<Click Here for Order>>
Branch Conference of COOCHBIHAR Branch will be held on 18/01/2014.
JAO Induction Training Phase-II (5 weeks) for Dept. candidates against 40% quota from 03.02.2014 at C.T.T.C, Saltlake(1st Batch) <<<Click for Order>>>
Provisional Appointment In the Cader of JTO <<<Click for Order>>>
Transfer & Posting in the Grade of A.O./ J.A.O <<<Click for Order>>>
4th Branch Conference of Siliguri Branch will be held on 19/01/2014. Click Here for Notice
4th Branch Conference of City-I Branch, Kolkata was held on 09.01.2014 at Telegraph Institute Hall 2nd Floor, C.T.O. Building, Kolkata. Circle Secretary with Circle Executives attended the conference. Sri Prabir Kr. Srimani as President ,Sri Sanat Sen as Branch Secretary and Sri Debasis Ghosh as Finance Secretary were elected unanimously for the next term. West Bengal Circle Body congratulates all the elected office bearers. <<<Click for list of Office Bearers>>>
Provisional Stay Particulars in the Grade of CAO / AO / JAO as on 31-12-20113 <<<Click for Order>>>
CS writes to GM(Finance) WBTC regarding request for Transfer in the Account cadre <<<Click here for letter>>>
CS writes to GM(HR & Admn) WBTC regarding Prayer of Grant of permission to study MBA <<<Click here for letter>>>
CS writes to GM(HR & Admn) WBTC regarding BSNL Employees Transfer Policy Guidlines <<<Click here for letter>>>
Circle Secretary, along with Circle Office Bearer met Sr.GM(NPD-CM) WBTC to discuss on CM Vertical Today
Circle President, Circle Secretary, along with Circle Office Bearer met GM(HR) WBTC to discuss on Transfer & Posting of newly promoted JTO after completion of field Training, Trasfer for regular JTO & Rule8, pending MBA case for Bharampur & Asansol SSA.& L/A arrangement for SDE/AGM/DGM under WBT Circle Today.
NOTIFICATION OF MEMBERSHIP VERIFICATION
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Circle President, along with Circle Office Bearer discussed Purulia SSA issues with CGMT WBTC, GM(F) WBTC and GM(HR) WBTC Today.
Empanelment of Hospital <<<Click for letter>>>
RATE OF EXECUTIVE DAIRY IS RS 200/- <<Click Here for Order>>
1st Branch Conference of SURI Branch will be held on 16/02/2014. Click Here for Notice
CORRIGENDUM FOR CITY-1 BRANCH <<<Click for Notice>>>
GS Writes to Shri A.N. Rai, Director (HR), BSNL regarding request for considering Bachelor & Master Degree programs in Design, Management and Technology of National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) as a valid qualification for granting Technical/Academic Scholarships/Book awards etc under various welfare activities- <<<Click here for letter>>>
AIBSNLEA consistent efforts yielded result in getting released the order for confirmation in the grade of JAO appointed in BSNL from other Ministry / Department of Posts <<<Click here for the Order>>>>
Circle President, Circle Secretary, along with Circle Office Bearer met GM(HR) WBTC to discuss on HR related issues on 16/12/2013.
Circle President, Circle Secretary, along with Circle Office Bearer met CGM (TF) to discuss on Development & HR related issues on 16/12/2013.
A General Body Meeting of TS & TF Branch, Kolkata was held on 16 December 2013 at Ranigunge Coal House Kolkata. Circle Secretary Circle President, along with Circle Office Bearer attend the meeting.
Circle President, Circle Secretary, along with Circle Office Bearer met Chief Engg. Civil to discuss following issues on 17/12/2013:-
1) Against Formation of Medical Board.
2) Wrongly implementation of Diasnon.
3) Installation of ATM.
4) Leasing out Hoarding.
5)Tegatted Project Work.
6) Look after arrangement in different place including Darjiling.
5th Branch Conference of Burdwan Branch was held on 14.12.2013 at Telephone Bhavan (Canteen Hall) Burdwan. Circle Secretary with Circle Executives attended the conference. Sri Satyen Chakrabarty as President ,Sri Gadadhar Sengupta as Branch Secretary and Miss Salini Josh as Finance Secretary were elected unanimously for the next term. West Bengal Circle Body congratulates all the elected office bearers. <<<Click for list of Office Bearers>>>
1st Branch Conference of Durgapur Branch was held on 15.12.2013 at TRC Premises of Administrative Building, City Centre Durgapur. Circle Secretary with Circle Executives attended the conference. Sri S.N.Mondal as President ,Sri Bimal Krishna Mondal as Branch Secretary and Sri M.M.Dhibar as Finance Secretary were elected unanimously for the next term. West Bengal Circle Body congratulates all the elected office bearers. <<<<Click for list of Office Bearers>>>>
CS writes to GM(Finance) WBTC regarding Medical Reimbursement case <<<Click here for letter>>>
CS writes to CGM WBTC regarding BSNL Executive Diary for the year of 2014 <<Click here for letter>>
Annual Branch Conference of Civil, Elec & Arch. Wing Branch will be held on Friday 10th January'2014 at 5:10 PM onward in The Association Room 3A Chowringee Place, 2nd Floor, Kolkata-01. Click Here for Notice
CS writes to CGM WBTC regarding Posting/Option for JTO <<<Click here for letter>>>
4th Branch Conference of CITY-1 Branch Kolkata will be held on 09/01/2014. Click Here for Notice
LOOKING AFTER ARRANGEMENT FOR THE POST OF CAO. Click for Order
5th Branch Conference of BURDWAN Branch will be held on 14/12/2013. Click Here for Notice
1st Branch Conference of DURGAPUR Branch will be held on 15/12/2013. Click Here for Noti