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AIBSNLEA TN Circle extends its Best Wishes for all the Comrades who retire today on Superannuation, for a Happy, Healthy, Wealthy contended and peaceful post retirement life.

We extend our sincere thanks to you all for your dedication towards BSNL & AIBSNLEA.


26.08.2019: http://www.aibsnleachq.in/IMAGES/new.gifMeeting with PGM (Pers.) BSNL CO:-

GS, AGS (Finance) & Advisor (HQ) met PGM (Pers.) BSNL CO, the DGM (Pers) was also present there and discussed regarding:-

A) DE to DGM (T) Promotion: On our request for early issuance of DE/AGM(T) to DGM (T) Promotion orders, PGM (Pers) informed that the next date of hearing in the Hon’ble Chandigarh CAT is 30th August and we are trying to get relief from the Court in this regard. It is expected that after relief from Hon’ble CAT, we will initiate immediate action and the promotion orders from DET to DGM (T) will be issued at an early date.

B) Request transfers in the cadre of DGM (T):- We requested that those who were completed more than two years have not been covered in the transfer list issued by the Corporate Office except the officers attained the age of 59. PGM (Pers) informed that the requests transfer proposal which was submitted to the Competent Authority has been held up and kept in abeyance till further decision. We recorded our resentment in this regard and again requested to take a call keeping in view of those DGMs who have already obeyed & honoured the orders of BSNL Management and joined & completed the two years service away from their hometown and now they want to come back to their hometown. He assured to discuss the issue with Competent Authority and take a decision at the earliest in this regard.   

C) Request transfers in the cadre of DET/CAOs & Immunity cases:- We requested to consider the request transfers in respect of DEs/CAOs who have already completed 2 years or more. PGM (Pers) mentioned that the request transfers in case of DETs have already been put up & under consideration. Soon it will be issued after some discussion and approval. In respect of CAOs and Immunity cases, he mentioned that all these cases are under process.

D) Review of existing tenure Policy of NE-II Telecom Circle:- We requested to reduce the period of tenure in Arunachal Pradesh State from two years to one & half years to maintain uniformity with other States of NE-II i.e. Manipur & Nagaland.  PGM (Pers) mentioned that it is a Policy matter and is being looked into.

E) CAO to DGM (F) Promotion:- We requested to issue the promotion orders from CAO to DGM (Fin) which is pending since long. PGM (Pers) mentioned that CPC has been convened and put up for approval. After approval from the Competent Authority, the promotion, Transfer & Posting orders will be issued very soon.    


Com.R.RAVI, EX ACS / Ex.FS of AIBSNLEA,Tamilnadu Circle and Retired CAO expired On 25.8.2019 evening at Chennai, due to Massive Heart Attack. We convey our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family. May the departed soul rest in Peace

Address: Next to Arul Murugan Towers Kalyana Mandapam, Thorapakkam, Chrompet radial road. 

The cremation will be on 27.08.2019 at about 1000 hours.



21.08.2019: Status of Writ Petition filed by AIBSNLEA & others in the Hon.ble High Court, Delhi against the creation of Tower Subsidiary:

W.P No. 141317/2018  filed by AIBSNLEA & others in the Hon.ble High Court, Delhi  against the creation of Tower Subsidiary came up for hearing on 20.8.2019 and posted for next hearing on 24.1.2020.


21.08.2019: Revival of BSNL:-

Chairman and GS met the Senior Officers in DoT and enquired about the outcome of the Meeting held in PMO convened by the Principal Secretary to PM Shri Nripendra Misra Ji on 20.08.2019. The queries raised by the Ministry of Finance on Revival Plan of BSNL has been discussed in detail in the meeting wherein Group of Secretaries including Secretary (Telecom) Shri Anshu Prakash ji, CMD BSNL Shri PK Purwar ji were also present. The PMO intervene in the matter to resolve the bottleneck raised by MoF on the proposed revival package of BSNL. It is reliably learnt that after detailed discussions the following decisions have been taken:-

1) VRS Package to BSNL Employees: VRS Package is eligible for BSNL Employees who are attaining the Age of 50 years & above i.e up to 60 years.

a) The Employees opting VRS will get cash payment of Ex- gratia amount in single go or maximum in 5 instalments on optional basis for availing Income Tax benefit.

b) The formula for VRS Package is (Ex-gratia + Pension) or 125% of the Salary (Pay + IDA), whichever is less.

c) The Employees having 40 months Service left will get full Salary benefits.

d) Leave Encashment & Pension (without Commutation) will be paid at the time of VR but the Gratuity and Commutation Value of Pension Payment will be deferred till they attain the age of Superannuation. During the intervening period from the date of VR to the date of attain the age of Superannuation, Employees will get interest @ 8% on their Gratuity amount.

e) The Ex-gratia amount for VRS will be paid in Cash by BSNL by issuing of Bonds on the basis of the Sovereign guarantee to be given by the DoT. 50% of interest liability on bonds will be borne by Govt.

Through this process, Govt. is estimating that the present staff strength will be reduced to 62000 from the present strength of 1.60 lakhs.


2) The roll out of age from 60 years to 58 years: VRS will be implemented  first and  the roll out of age from 60 years to 58 years come in to effect subsequently.

3) 4G Spectrum allocation to BSNLRs.14,000 Crores will be borne by the Govt for 4G Spectrum allocation to BSNL.

4) BSNL Land Monetization proposal:  The proposal for monetization of BSNL Land, OFC & Towers has been accepted which will be monitored by a Committee consisting of the officers from BSNL, MTNL, DoT and DIPAM.

5) Proposal for SPV for land monetization and merger of BSNL & MTNL is dropped: 


Minutes of the Meeting is expected by today evening/ tomorrow morning and accordingly the revised Cabinet Note will be put up to Hon.ble Minister of Communication Shri Ravi Sankar Prasad ji with in day or two for approval and further circulated to the concerned Ministries. It is expected that Cabinet approval for the Revival Package of BSNL will get within the 1st or 2nd week of September 2019, if all the things go smoothly. 

It is also reliably learnt that window for VRS Package will be opened for One Month and all the process will be settled within two months.

AIBSNLEA is of the firm opinion that as a stakeholder and one of the Major Recognised Associations in BSNL, we should be called for discussion before finalization of VRS Proposal. As per AIBSNLEA 6th AIC decision, we demand the BSNL Management that the VRS Proposal should be linked with 3rd PRC fitment. AIBSNLEA strongly hope that the BSNL Management will call us for discussion in this regard.

However, as per the 6th AIC decision AIBSNLEA will strongly oppose the move of roll out of retirement age from 60 to 58 years.


AUAB calls Protest Lunch hour Demonstration on 21.08.2019 (tomorrow) against the reduction of retirement age from 60 to 58 years:-

AUAB has reliably learnt that the BSNL Board of Directors meeting is scheduled to be held on 21.08.2019, wherein the agenda of reduction of retirement age of BSNL employees from 60 to 58 is likely to be discussed. We are receiving the news from various sources that the Govt. is considering the proposal of roll out of retirement age of BSNL Employees from 60 to 58. It is totally unwarranted and it is against the assurance given by the Union Cabinet in the year 2000 at the time of Corporatization of BSNL. All the DoT recruited employees are enjoying the facilities of age of superannuation at 60 years w.e.f. 31.05.1998. In view of this, we have to strongly protest the move of the BSNL Board to reduce the retirement age from 60 to 58.

Hence, AUAB calls upon the entire Executives and Non-Executives of BSNL to hold lunch hour demonstrations on 21.08.2019 (tomorrow) to protest against the proposed move of the BSNL Board to reduce the retirement age from 60 to 58.

All the Circle Secretaries District Secretaries are requested to coordinate with the constituent Unions/ Associations of AUAB and make the Protest Lunch Hour Demonstration on 21.08.2019 a Grand Success. 


16.08.2019: Meeting with Member (Finance), DCC, DoT

Com. S. Sivakumar GS AIBSNLEA along with AGS (Fin) and Advisor (HQ) met Shri. P.K. Sinha Ji Member (Finance) and  greeted him  on assuming the High office of Member (Finance) in Digital Communications Commission, DoT by presenting Bouquet. AIBSNLEA congratulated the new Member (Finance) and discussed regarding:-

A) Revival of BSNL: We enquired the Member (Fin) regarding the present status of the Revival Package of BSNL. Member (Finance) mentioned that the Cabinet Memo for Revival Plan is under consideration of Finance Ministry and he personally requested the Officers of Finance Ministry for early clearance of the proposal. He also mentioned that DOT is trying to get the Cabinet approval of Revival Package of BSNL before the end of this month.

B) Immediate Financial Support to BSNL:-  

We further requested for:

1) Extending immediate Financial Support to BSNL for the maintenance of the Services.

2) Refunding of Govt. dues to BSNL viz

a) Interest paid on BWA Spectrum.

b)  Excess payment of Pension contribution to the tune of Rs. 2700 Crs.

c)  Compensation for Maintenance of 17000 Rural Telephone Exchanges to the tune of Rs.19,000 Crs.

d)  And immediate payment of USOF/ ADC charges in the form of the Rural Deficit Charges for the Services provided.

Member (Finance) mentioned that DOT is considering for the immediate Finance Support to BSNL as well as refund of Govt. dues viz., Compensation of Rural Deficit Charges from USO Fund and refund of excess paid Pension Contribution. He also mentioned that a High Level Meeting is scheduled to be held on 19.08.2019. Regarding refund of Pension Contribution, he further mentioned that the Ministry of Expenditure is positive.  

C) Extension of Soft Loan to BSNL for its Capital Expenditure till the Monetization of Assets is effected:Member (Finance) mentioned that DOT is considering the Sovereign Guarantee for the grant of Loan to BSNL.

We handed over the copy of the letter addressed to Hon’ble Prime Minister of India in this regard.  

D) Immediate Financial Assistance to Flood affected Circles:- We requested the Member (Fin) for immediate allotment of funds to BSNL for the restoration of Services in the flood affected Circles viz., Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. We have also handed over the letter in this regard. Member (Fin) mentioned that we are aware of the situation and DOT is considering for immediate necessary support.

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16.08.2019:  GS writes to Shri Narendra Modi Ji, Honourable Prime Minister of India regarding immediate Financial Support and grant of Soft  Loan to BSNL. <<<Click here for letter>>>


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As discussed in the Circle Executive Committee Meeting on 06.08.2019, we discussed with the Management to defer the transfer orders issued to the Accounts personnel on merger of SSAs into BA.

Orders are issued today for the same.

Those who have already joined in the BA may continue, if they are willing, on own cost. Others will be relieved back to the parent SSAs.

Necessary work allocation and Roles and authorization will be provided for them to work from the present SSA itself.

We convey Our Sincere Thanks to the PGM (F) and DGM (F).

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CPC for promotion from PA to PS Cadre has been completed and the eligible list is sent to BSNL, CO, New Delhi for approval. On receipt of the same, Promotion orders will be issued.

As assured the Field training orders  for LICE JTOs issued by Circle Office today. Click here for orders
It is confirmed from the Management that the LICE JTO Trainees will be given Field Training for 4 weeks at their home SSAs only.
Request transfers of JTOs will be considered at the time of issue of posting orders to the JTO Trainees.


On 05.08.2019 evening, CS, Com.Sundararajan, ACS & Com.P.Mohan, CVP met the LICE JTO trainees at RGM TTC, Meenambakkam. We appraised the achievements of AIBSNLEA and our Association is working for the interests of all Cadres.

Especially during last year,

1.   Even though we are the supportive association, we are able to get about 13000 promotions to the Executive in all cadres by up gradation of posts, which never happened in the history, not only in BSNL but in any Govt. Organisation, even though the promotions are opposed by the Recognised Association.

2.   Even though we are the supportive association, we were able stop the Cadre Hierarchy proposed by the Management in collusion with the Recognised Association, because it was against the interests of the Executives.

3.   In the most expected DGM promotion, the stand of AIBSNLEA to get adhoc promotion and thus to get two increment benefit, one at the time of adhoc Promotion and other at the time of E-5 to E-6 Financial Up-gradation. But the other Association is demanding Regular promotion, by which the officers will lose one increment.

4.   It was explained how the other Association has worked to stop the appointment of JAOs during 2016, after they completed the training and waiting for posting order. AIBSNLEA intervened immediately and settled the case on Saturday and Sunday and convinced the Management to issue posting orders on Monday itself.

5.   AIBSNLEA is fighting against MT Recruitment, but the Recognised Association has given consent for the same, which is against the promotional avenues of DR JTOs and LICE JTOs.

We requested the Trainees to think over and take a conscious decision.

We also assured for posting of the Trainees in the same SSAs. Meeting ended with vote of thanks, by one of the trainee and Com.Pathanjali JTO
02.08.2019: AUAB calls on to organise Lunch Hour Demonstrations and Gate Meetings on 07-08-2019: 
A meeting of the AUAB was held yesterday the 01.08.2019, at  NFTE Office, New Delhi. The meeting was presided over by Com. S.Sivakumar, General Secretary, AIBSNLEA. General Secretaries / Representatives of BSNLEU, NFTE, SNEA, AIBSNLEA, AIGETOA, BSNL MS, BSNL ATM, TEPU and BSNLOA attended. The meeting expressed its extreme unhappiness that the Unions and Associations of BSNL are being completely kept in the dark, with regards to the so called revival package of BSNL. The meeting also expressed its deep concern about the deterioration of BSNLs services due to lack of working capital. The meeting took serious exception to the repressive measures being taken by the BSNL Management, to deny legitimate trade union activities in BSNL. After serious discussions, the meeting decided to organise countrywide lunch hour demonstrations and gate meetings on 07.08.2019, on the following demands:-

>>>Honour the commitments given by the Union Cabinet in the year 2000, to ensure BSNLs financial viability. 
(a) Extend immediate financial support to BSNL, for the maintenance of the services.
(b) Extend soft loan to BSNL for its capital expenditures.
>>>Remove the total ban imposed on capital expenditure by BSNL. Allow field units to carry out capital expenditure, where revenue is assured.
>>>No retrenchment. Honour the commitment given on job security at the time of formation of BSNL.
>>>Stop repressive actions for even legitimate trade union activities.

All the District Secretaries of AIBSNLEA are requested to effectively organise the lunch hour demonstration and gate meeting, by coordinating with the other constituents of the AUAB.

On 03.08.2019, Director (CFA) BSNL CO, New Delhi, the only absorbed Director in the Board, gave a speech at Hall of Inspiration, Chennai. Even though the Hall is not inspired, the speech inspired the participants very much. All the DGM and above level officers of TN Circle and Chennai Telephones have attended the meeting. Really the speech was wonderful and motivational.  He requested all the officers attended the meeting to percolate the ideas, tariff and other guidelines from BSNL CO to the filed level to increase the sales. He has shared that we provide communication to all but we fail to communicate to our own officers and staff. Even the free broad band facility extended to the customers for one month is not reaching to the deep root level. Especially the CSC staff should be guided to sell the products to the needs of the customer rather than the needs of BSNL. That’s why he has changed the name of the plans from “99, 199, 499 etc.” to “1 GB Plan, 2 GB Plan, 5 GB Plan etc”. He has accepted that BSNL is facing crisis.  Ministry of Communications, DoT and BSNL Board are working out various solutions to come out of the present crisis. Till such time we have to survive with the available options which can be derived by the Executives themselves on the experience of their services  having for a longer period in BSNL.  It was assured by him that the crisis will be over soon.

He requested the CS after the meeting, to communicate the Executives to work with the hope that every problem will have an end and BSNL will survive and flourish. Funds are expected from DoT and through bank loans for clearing the pending liabilities.



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01.08.2019: AIBSNLEA Congratulated and Felicitated the New Secretary (Telecom) Shri Anshu Prakash on assuming the High Office of Secretary (Telecom) : 

Com. Prahlad Rai, Chairman and GS, AIRBSNLEWA and GS, AIBSNLEA Congratulated and Felicitated New Secretary (Telecom) Shri Anshu Prakash on assuming the High Office of the Secretary (Telecom) today. On the issue of Revival of BSNL / MTNL 

Secretary (T) mentioned that DoT has finalized the Cabinet Memo and has been sent to all the concerned Nodal Ministries for comments during last week and after receiving the comments, it will be sent to the Cabinet for consideration and approval. 

The Salient features of the Cabinet Memo were confirmed by the Secretary (T) during discussion as under:- 
1) 4G Spectrum allocation to BSNL/MTNL: 4G Spectrum will be allocated to BSNL/MTNL. 2) VRS Package to BSNL/MTNL employees: VRS Package to BSNL/MTNL employees who are attaining the Age of 50 & above wherein they will get 25% more towards Ex- gratia and Ex-gratia will be paid in cash as detailed below. 
a) The Employees opting VRS will get cash payment of Ex- gratia amount in single go or maximum 5 instalments on optional basis for availing Income Tax benefit. 
b) The formula for VRS Package is (Ex-gratia+Pension) or 125% of the salary, whichever is less. 
c) The Employees having 56b years of and having 4 years left out service will get full Salary benefits. 
d) Leave Encashment & Pension (without Commutation) will be paid at the time of VRS but the Gratuity and Commutation Value of Pension Payment will be deferred till they attain the age of Superannuation (i.e., 60 Years) or after 5 years. During the intervening period from the date of VRS to the date of attain the age of 60 Years, Employees will get interest @ 8% on their Gratuity amount. 
3) The roll out of age from 60 years to 58 years: After implementation of VRS, the roll out of age from 60 years to 58 years in respect of BSNL/MTNL employees will be effective from 01.01.2020. 
4) Merger of BSNL & MTNL: The debts of BSNL/MTNL will be transferred to the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) created for this purpose and after zero debt of both the Companies BSNL and MTNL will be merged. The Special Purpose Vehicle will take care of the Capital expenditure of the Company. 
5) Monetization of Assets of BSNL/MTNL: Monetization of Assets of BSNL/MTNL will be done by the respective PSUs in consultation with the Committee being formed with the approval of the Hon.ble MOC which will have DoT/BSNL/MTNL/DIPAM Officers and the funds will be utilized only for BSNL/MTNL. 
6) Financial Support to BSNL: Financial Support will be given to BSNL towards the Maintenance Expenditure of Rural Exchanges. July-2019 Salary disbursement to BSNL Employees: Secretary (T) further mentioned that Rs.500 Crs will be released to BSNL towards the Salary disbursement of July-2019. 
We requested the Secretary(T) to consider the 3rd PRC fitment benefits to the BSNL Employees in the Revival Package and delinking of Pension Revision with the 3rd PRC as assured by him during the discussions had with him on 6th February-2019. 
Secretary (T) mentioned that at present Govt. is not ready for 3rd PRC fitment benefits. However, he mentioned that this issue will be considered separately after BSNL starts to turn around. 
He appealed for extending our co-operation and support during this critical period.


The General Secretary, AIBSNLEA CHQ, New Delhi.

Respected Comrade,

It is learnt that today AUAB meeting is proposed to be held at Delhi for discussing the present scenario in BSNL.

In this connection the following proposals are submitted for discussion on behalf of AIBSNBLEA TN Circle please.

1.   The DoT/BSNL Board should discuss any revival plan with the recognized Unions/Associations.

2. The revival plan shall be analyzed with open mind and whatever be the proposals which are beneficial to the Staff and BSNL shall be accepted.

3.   The Revival plan shall be linked to Implementation of 3rd PRC, as per the recommendations of the IIM, Ahmadabad.

4. Immediate allotment of funds for the Maintenance /Electricity /Rent/ House Keeping charges shall be made by the DoT at least on loan basis, which can even be reimbursed through monetization, which ONLY WILL HELP FOR REAL REVIVAL.

5. Budgetary support from Govt. It is learnt that the GoI is extending finance assistance to various countries like Srilanka, Bangaladesh etc., Of course it is a political decision on International Policy of GoI. But at the same time, BSNL the Govt. Company should also be supported by the Govt.

6.The move of reduction of retirement age to 58 shall be opposed; as it is against the assurances given by the Govt. at the time of formation of BSNL.

7.   When our Salary expenditure is compared to private telcos, the services given by them also to be compared. No private company is providing rural services. The loss incurred by BSNL in maintaining rural services shall be compensated by the Govt.

8.   Pension Contribution: The excess payment made on maximum of scale shall be refunded immediately which will help BSNL for maintenance expenses, as agreed to by the Hon.ble ex MoC.

9. Trade Union Action program may be organized - not against revival package, but on the above demands. 

                                                                  CS, AIBSNLEA,TN Circle.

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