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GS Writes to

Shri Anshu Prakash, Chairman (DCC) & Secretary (T) regarding repatriation of the erstwhile DoT staff absorbed in BSNL to DoT

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Congratulations !!!

DGM (TR) L/A orders issued to

Com.V.Narasimhan, Trichy,

Com.R.Manivannan, Thanjavur &

Com.D.Parthasarathy, Salem


Our Sincere Thanks to the  PGM (F) & Finance Wing


09.09.2019:  Meeting with Director (CM/HR), BSNL Board:-

GS, AGS (Finance), FS/CHQ and Advisor (HQ) met Director (CM/HR), BSNL Board today and discussed regarding:-


A) DE to DGM (T) Promotion: We expressed our serious concern about the non-issuance of Ad-hoc DGM(T) promotions as the vacancies are nearly 1150 and the AGMs eligible for DGM promotion are about 1126 only and there is no stay on promotions. Even the applicants gone to the court has also been covered in 1150 vacancies. We requested Director (HR) BSNL Board to take immediate action to promote all the eligible AGMs to DGMs against the vacancies on ad-hoc basis subject to outcome of the Court Case. Director (HR/CM) mentioned that we are trying to get relief from the Hon.ble CAT Chandigarh but could not get till date. He assured that he will discuss the matter with CGM (Legal) & PGM (Pers) and find out the ways to issue the promotion orders.


B) Request transfers in the cadre of DGM (T) on ‘Own Cost basis’:- We requested that those DGMs who have already completed more than two years may be considered for request transfers on own cost to their Home Circles as they have obeyed & honoured the transfer orders issued by the BSNL Corporate Office and now they are waiting for returning to their Home Circles. Director (CM/HR) appreciated our concern and mentioned that Management is working out to combine the transfer orders with the DE to DGM Promotion orders. However, he assured that if the DGM Promotion orders are delayed, the request transfers cases of those who are at the age of 58+ and on genuine Medical Grounds cases will be considered.

C) Request transfers in the cadre of DET/AGM at own cost on genuine Medical Grounds & 58+ age:- We requested to consider the request transfers on own cost in respect of DEs who have already completed 58 years of age and on genuine medical grounds cases. Director (CM/HR) assured that the genuine cases will be considered.

D) Financial Status of BSNL: Director (CM/HR) opined that the need of the hour is to maximize the revenue and advised that all employees should come forward and work together to achieve the various targets given by the BSNL Management. We responded positively and requested the Director (CM/HR) that the BSNL Management should also come forward to conduct periodical meetings with the General Secretaries of the Recognized Unions and Associations to get better results & coordination between Management & Employees for the betterment of the BSNL. We further suggested that the strategies to be evolved to come out of the present crisis, the working pattern of the BSNL Executives/ Non-executives in the changed scenario for better utilization of BSNL Manpower in Marketing & other outdoor activities to compete with the other Private Operators to be discussed with the Representatives of the Recognized Unions and Associations of BSNL for the betterment of the Company and to regain its original pristine glory. Director (CM/HR) appreciated our concern and positively responded on our suggestions in the interest of the Company.

Com.P.Raja JTO who has been posted to CMTS CBE has been re-allotted to Madurai.

06.09.2019 : Meeting with PGM (Pers.) BSNL Corporate Office: GS and AGS (Finance) met with PGM (Pers.) BSNL CO and conveyed our sincere thanks for the consideration of request of AIBSNLEA for issuance of the Retention orders in the Cadre of AGM/DE on Immunity Grounds and discussed regarding:

AGM/DE to DGM (Engg) Promotion:- We expressed our serious concern over the non-issuance of Ad-hoc DGM(T) promotions as there is no stay on promotions and nearly 1150 DGM(T) vacancies are available now but the AGMs eligible for DGM promotion are only 1126. We requested BSNL management may take immediate steps to promote all the eligible AGMs to DGMs against the vacancies on ad-hoc basis.

PGM (Pers.), after detailed discussion, elaborated that the promotion is held up due to Hon.ble Chandigarh CAT Court directions, wherein BSNL has filed MA in Hon.ble CAT Chandigarh for early hearing but could not heard due to one or another reason for the past few months.

PGM (Pers.) further mentioned that the promotion for DGM(T) can be given if all the applicants give a declaration mentioning therein that [we have no objection if our name will also be included in the promotion orders and the case of Seniority can be decided later on.]

We replied that it can be tried by contacting all the applicants in both the Court Cases by the Pers. Section and the Association can also extend the best help in this regard to sort out the issue of long awaited DGM(T) promotion orders.

We finally requested PGM (Pers.) to kindly use his good offices for the issuance of DGM(T) Promotion orders on ad-hoc basis before 30.09.2019. We hope that some positive response will come from both the sides to sort out the matter so that the promotion orders can be released early.

CAO to DGM (F) Promotion:-  The CPC work has been completed. Now the Postings & Transfers are under process and Promotion orders will be issued shortly.

Request transfers in the cadre of DGM (T):- We requested to convert West Bengal Circle (except Kolkata) into Soft Tenure station so that shortage of Executives in WB Circle can be managed and the DGMs/TDMs working in WB Circle can be transferred to their home circles after completion of the tenure period. We have also requested PGM (Pers) to consider the request transfers cases on humanitarian grounds since they are facing many problems in their old age of 58+. PGM (Pers) immediately spoken to CGM WBT over phone and requested him to send the proposal/ recommendation for the same. PGM (Pers.) assured us to look into the matter and sort out the issue after discussion with Director (HR) shortly. 

Request transfers in the cadre of CAOs:- We requested for the consideration of request transfers in the cadre of CAOs. PGM (Pers) immediately directed DGM (Pers) to put up the same.

Request transfers in the cadre of DET/AGM:- We requested to consider the request transfers on own cost in respect of DEs who have already completed more than 2 years. PGM (Pers) mentioned that the request transfers are under hold as per the instructions of Director (HR) due to the financial constraints. He further advised us to discuss the matter with Director (HR).

Request transfers on genuine Medical Grounds:- We requested for consideration of the requests transfers in the cadre of AGM/DE/SDE/AOs on Medical Grounds. PGM (Pers) mentioned that the cases are under process and orders will be issued shortly. 

Promotion of regular DGM to Jt.GM:- We requested to consider the promotion of regular DGMs (presently in E5 Scale) as Jt.GM (E7 Scale) who have completed four years of service as DGM since they are not eligible for getting E6 Scale. PGM (Pers) mentioned that the matter is under consideration and pending in BSNL Board which will be considered after finalization of the HR Plan in BSNL.



Posting orders are issued to the JTO Trainees.

As requested by our Association all are accommodated in their home SSA or as per their requests/options.

Also almost all the transfer requests are considered.

Our Sincere thanks to the Management.

Our hearty welcome to the Comrades!!!

CAO (LA) Promotion: VC has been called for the post of CAO-LA arrangement. DSs are requested to arrange to send the VC before the last date ie, before 11.09.2019

Posting of JTOs:

We requested the Management to consider the request transfer cases of the JTOs.

Also we requested to post the JTO Trainees as per their options to the maximum extent possible.

Orders will be issued by this week end.


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: 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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