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Dec
10

Urgent attention to resolve Power Plant issue at Ernakulam Transmission Centre

GS-AIGETOA writes about critical situation of power plant and air-conditioning at Ernakulam Transmission Centre and requested for immediate intervention to restore normalcy.

Click here for the letter submitted

Dec
04

AIGETOA extends its good wishes to all employees on the closing time of BSNL VRS Scheme 2019

AIGETOA extends its good wishes to both set of employees; those who will continue their testing journey with BSNL and to those also who opted for VRS Scheme 2019. It is learnt that total 78569 employees have finally opted for VRS. We believe that both set of employees have contributed for upcoming challenges for growth and revival of BSNL. Those opted VRS have served this department and erstwhile DoT in their prime time and now contributing by choosing VRS scheme to give way for much awaited Revival of BSNL. We acknowledge their long journey & contribution to this department and assure that we will always be available for them as BSNL Parivar.

We also appreciate to all those who are going to remain in BSNL to serve this mother organisation in challenging time. We just want to highlight the famous proverb, "When the going gets tough, only the tough gets going". So, let's come together, move together, grow together and grow BSNL together.

We are of the firm opinion that we will turn around the fortune of this company with our honest and dedicated approach. It is further informed that any adventurism with the future of this company anymore should not be accepted and all of us will have to shed away the negativity and focus ourselves on the revival and growth of the BSNL. We request each and every employee to own this company and simultaneously request the management to come out with concrete and sincere plan/recourse to best utilize the one time opportunity offered by the Government of India to revive this strategic asset of the Nation i.e. BSNL. We will also come up with suggestion and submit to the management for consideration as discussed.

At the same time, we will request the respected CMD, Director (HR) and other senior officers of HR wing to resolve the long pending HR issues of the executives to bring peace and tranquility to the company. We all know that peace, harmony and motivation are paramount factors for growth and development of any organisation. The BSNL also needs to work genuinely in this direction to achieve the desired goal of the government to flourish BSNL once again.

Dec
02

Submission on Fixing KPIs without addressing Field Requirements

AIGETOA Kerala submitted the field executives concern over, fixing of KPIs without addressing the field requirements by Management.

We are suprised to see such a move only from Kerala circle management alone. We had mentioned earlier also many time on various issues prevailing in field for more than one year with regard to Manpower, Money and Material. The pending closure orders in Kerala Circle itself comes to lakhs and we can't accept such closure responsibilities to be fixed on to field executives for no fault of them.

Click here for the letter.

Dec
02

CHQ NEWS : Meeting of GS and AIP with CMD BSNL on 29.11.2019 at New Delhi

GS Shri Wasi Ahmad along with President Shri Ravi Shil Verma, Vice President Shri Badri Kumar Mehta and AGS Shri Yogendra Kumar met CMD BSNL on 29.11.2019 and had an elaborate discussion over JTO to SDE Promotions, Proposed Road Map of organization Post VRS, Payment of Salary, Preparation of seniority List 9, SDE Reversal Issue and other pending HR issues.

CMD BSNL told that it's a tough time and we all will have to sail together and shown confidence of turn around. He said, post VRS situation will have to be handled by all of us collectively and there may be some inconvenience but it also has to be faced jointly by the management and employees. We have our inputs with regard to the restructuring of organization and HR policy. CMD BSNL patiently listened and discussed to all the suggestions. He said that he want BSNL to be a meritocratic organization where weightage should be given to merit and performance. He said he is not only in favour transparent policy but also transparent implementation of the policy, which we seconded also. He said that he wants to have an elaborate discussion with you people over the issues in next 2-3 weeks and told us to prepare a comprehensive proposal regarding organization working and career progression/placement of executives post VRS as the previous one needs more clarity and solution oriented. We said our team is on Job and we will be presenting the same very soon. We ensure our fullest cooperation in the post VRS scenario and requested CMD BSNL to direct the down line to prepare in time so that in post VRS scenario i.e. 1st February 2020 the services remain smooth and conducive.

With regard to salary, it is informed that there is still shortfall in collections due to mandatory payments and Bank MOU payments and salary is expected to be credited in next 2-3 days. AIGETOA is of the firm view that delay in salary will be not be accepted as the hardship is going beyond tolerance. We are here to work and department may utilize our services as per its requirement but the salary should be credited as per standard norm on the last day of the month. Further, we will not accept any preferential treatment in disbursement of salary to any class and if applied and it will lead to serious unrest. So, it is earnestly requested to ensure salary payment uniformly and timely and the same has been communicated to BSNL management. The association will further raise this issue with different authority also.

With regard to JTO to SDE DPC, he said that he is not averse to it but requested to wait till clarity of VRS figure. With regard to LDCE notifications, association is pursuing with Recruitment cell. We hope for action on both DPC as well as LDCE in the month of December. Our team is on close follow up with all the authorities at all levels. On other HR issues also we have been asked to follow up the same after first week of December 2019. With regards to other issues of BRs, CMD said that once the organization is on right path, he is not averse to resolving any issue which even involves financial implications and asked to exercise faith and patience for some more time. We shall be shortly doing a follow up meeting with CMD and Director (HR) on all issues. Our team is fully alert and trying to ensure that issues of Promotions of JTO to SDE, SDE reversal and circulation of list 9 are resolved before VRS implementation i.e. 31st Jan, 2020.

We also strongly raised the PRBT/VAS issues with CMD BSNL and apprised that the hard earned revenue of the CM Vertical is going out due to default services of PRBT/Vas in many of STVs. We demanded that any such services should be on demand basis and not default basis. It was well acknowledged by him and said that he has reduced it a great extend and will further look into its dynamics. We also handed over our representation to him. Click here for the letter

Later in the evening Shri Wasi Ahmad along with Vice President Shri Badri Kumar Mehta and OS Shri Vivek Kumar met PGM Pers regarding JTO to SDE DPC, List 9 preparation/circulation and SDE Reversal issue. He was positive and assured movement of JTO to SDE DPC process by mid of December after getting over the works of VRS and said the list 9 will be released as assured. He also said that the SDE reversal file be processed once all replies received. In the meantime the current order of Hon'ble CAT Chennai is being processed and he assured to take decision in line with the order.

Dec
02

Contract Labour Manning in Post VRS Scenario

AIGETOA Kerala made submission before CGMT Kerala with regard to contract labour manning in post VRS Scenario during Transition period.

Click here for the letter submitted

Nov
28

Notification for CEC Meeting : AIGETOA Kerala

The notification for next Circle Executive Committee meeting of AIGETOA Kerala is issued.
Date - 14/12/2019 Venue - Ernakulam

Click here for the notification

Nov
27

Meeting with GMT Thrissur on Post VRS Scenario by AIGETOA Thrissur

On 26/11/19 AIGETOA Thrissur team met GMT Thrissur and discussed in detail on Developmental issues, Post VRS Measures, Suggestions from members and suggestions to smooth functioning of all Verticals. A clear plan for SSA management of CSC, OD/ID maintenance, Transmission maintenance, BSS maintenance etc were explained in detail. The discussions lasted for almost one Hour and GMT appreciated our gesture. We are directed to follow up some Suggestions also.

Nov
25

Deterioration of Services at Lakshdweep due to shortage of Material and Manpower

AIGETOA made submission before CGMT Kerala with regard to proper attention towards BSNL service maintenance at Lakshdweep islands. Employees working at islands are under severe stress due to manpower reduction and delay in replacement / repair of cards / powerplants which is essential. We hope that immediate remedial response by Kerala circle administration will be there and measures will be initiated to address the pathetic situation of employees and for a special fund / sanction for Lakshadweep for upkeep of communication network since Lakshadweep is an important strategic location concerning national security.

Click here for the letter

Nov
25

CHQ NEWS : Suggestion on features to be considered while finalising Tender Document for procurement of equipment for 4G deployment

Click here for the letter submitted to the Director (CM) by GS AIGETOA containing the inputs for procurement of Phase-IX equipment for 4G deployment in BSNL

Nov
20

AIGETOA agenda meeting with Director (HR) held on 16.11.2019

As per agenda submitted by us, meeting with office bearers of AIGETOA took place with Director (HR) on 16th November 2019. Association side was represented by General Secretary Shri Wasi Ahmad, All India President Shri Ravi Shil Verma, Vice President Shri Badri Kumar Mehta, AGSs Shri Yogendra Kumar and Shri Sunil Gautam. From Management Side, Director (HR) was present along with his Team consisting of PGM (Pers) Shri Arun Kumar, GM Recruitment Ms Shamita Luthra, DGM (Pers) Shri Lal Singh, DGM Establishment Shri Shiv Shankar Prasad, AGM (Pers-Legal) Shri Uday.

The meeting was called by the Director HR on Saturday for a detailed deliberation on agenda items and lasted for more than two and half hours. Highlights of the discussions are as stated below:

1. JTO to SDE promotion through SCF and LDCE: We emphasised that despite assurance from management, till date the DPC process of JTO to SDE has not started. Personal section put forth the arguments that due to pendency of judgment in review petition filed by BSNL in Hon'ble High Court, promotions are not possible. We informed Director (HR) that the review petition is not at all a show stopper as the Hon'ble Court has categorically told that there is no need to review the judgement and whatever that Hon'ble Court has judicated stands true and the same does not require any modification. Review petition was filed by management as well as other associations just to delay the process and nothing else. Therefore, citing review petition as the cause for delay is not correct. We also explained the circumstances under which applicants were forced to file court case, how the contempt happened and what were lacunae in the process adopted by BSNL, which ultimately resulted in contempt of court. Director (HR) was appreciative of our concern and he was of clear view that there should not be any reason to delay the promotions and even if there is court case, same should not be made a reason to stop the process. Director (HR) directed PGM Pers to initiate the process. PGM Pers told that a legal opinion shall be required to initiate the action on DPC. Director HR told that the needful may be done to ensure that promotions are not delayed any more and legal hurdles should not come into the way of promotions. We further requested Director (HR) that current vacancies as on date should be filled up so that maximum persons get the benefit of the promotion. The Director (HR) clearly told that he is not averse to any promotion i.e. SDE, AGM, DGM if it comes within ambit of proposed HR plan, which is under advance discussion. We categorically informed that we are also not averse to any promotion but the JTO to SDE DPC is longest pending due and should be ensured first prior to others.

We also requested for issuance of LDCE notification. GM Recruitment was asked to explore the possibility of early notification.

2. SDE to JTO Reversion issue of LDCE-2007: The matter was discussed and deliberated in detail and association side strongly put forth points in the light of the existing provisions of 12(5) of the SDE RR as well as service rendered by the candidates in SDE cadre. Finally, it was agreed that the matter will be considered once the replies are received from all candidates and put up for direction to Director (HR). We argued for a considerate decision in this regard to the Director on which he responded positively.

3. Circulation of provisional of list-9 and final list-8 of SDE Seniority: It was informed by PGM Pers that before circulation of provisional list 9, finalisation of list 8 is a mandatory exercise. We told that that the provisional list was circulated way back and why it is taking so long to finalise both the lists. The PGM Pers informed that provisional list-9 will be circulated within a month time. The Director (HR) emphasizes to follow the time line. We also requested that since list 9 has not been prepared yet and that the matter of retrospective amendment of SDE RR has been passed at MC level and pending at Board Level, accordingly the list 9 should be prepared as per the provisions of Rota-Quota i.e. in ratio of 2:1 amongst SDEs from SCF and LDCE quota. PGM Pers has reservation and reluctant to the line of preparing the list in 2:1 ration due to pendency of approval by Board. We categorically told that when management committee has already approved the retrospective amendment in SDE RR, there is no reason of not preparing the list in 2:1 ratio. On our insistence, he agreed to examine it on merit.

4. Standard Pay Scale and Pay Loss: We informed the current status of the Pay Scale issue and told that the issue is pending at DoT Level. We also told that since the scales of MTNL and BSNL are different, it is high time that DoT approves BSNL proposal for the implementation of Standard Pay Scales of E2 for JTO and E3 for SDE grades which are still kept at Provisional scales. It was also briefed to the Director that the scale of JTO/JAO equivalent starts with E2 in MTNL and so it is important to implement E2-E3 in BSNL for smooth implantation of BSNL-MTNL merger. We requested Director (R) to send a reminder letter to the DoT for early favourable approval. The Director (HR) assured that he will take up the matter with DoT. We also requested for sympathetic consideration of the pay loss issue of the JTOs recruited post 1.1.2007 in E1A scales. However, Director (HR) was non-committal on this issue.

5. 30 percent SAB issue: Director (HR) told that the current financial situation of the company does not permit any increase in SAB as of now. We said that when such a huge package has been offered by government to ensure BSNL Revival, this long pending issue of 30 Percent SAB should also be considered now. Director (HR) told that he will definitely consider increasing the SAB contribution once the financial position of the company improves. We requested Director (HR) that since the increase has been assured at the level of CMD, BSNL management should try to ensure that the increase of another 3 percent comes with implementation of revival package. We also told that the SAB contribution is due from the date of our appointment as per Gazette notification of BSNL and accordingly the deficit contribution of the earlier years should also be contributed. Director (HR) said that the youngsters should concentrate on bringing BSNL to profit post VRS scenario and all such issues shall be taken care by the management with positive balance sheet.

6. Post retirement Medical Benefits (PRMB) for existing BR and those opted VRS: Director (HR) was quite categorical on this and agreed that PRMB fund should be there in place to ensure that the BSNL Recruits are covered under Medical Scheme. On the contention of establishment section that BSNLMRS takes care of the post retirement medical benefits, Director (HR) himself told that there should be a defined contribution scheme as if in future BSNLMRS scheme is closed, what will happen to the BSNL Recruits? It was agreed to explore the possibility of creating this fund as soon as possible.

7. Scrapping of MT RR- Introduction of Fast Track for the post of AGM/DGM: Director (HR) was in concurrence with our idea of fast track promotions and said that the promotion policy should be aimed at bringing the meritorious, qualified and performing executives further up in the order.

AIGETOA submitted an HR Proposal, "BSNL Promotion Policy for Executives" having a provision of time bound promotion till AGM/CAO/Equivalent and Post based promotion from DGM/Equivalent onwards with a provision of FAST TRACK Mechanism at each level i.e. SDE, DET and DGM. The Director (HR) went through our presentation and directed Personal Section to examine the proposal.

Proposal submitted on BSNL HR Policy. Click here

8. Submission of proposal to handle post VRS situation including HR Restructuring: We presented a proposal on the subject to handle post VRS situation and gave inputs collected from field units in the presentation form. We also submitted our proposal of the HR restructuring which deals with total numbers of executives and post wise new sanctioned strength as per the new dimension of BSNL as well as to cater the need of future promotional aspiration to the remaining executives post VRS. We have emphasized in the proposal that at least 40000 to 45000 total strength of executives should be ensured in the restructuring to cater the operational need of the organization as well as providing ample opportunity for the future promotional avenues to remaining executives on post VRS. We also submitted the steps needed to meet the post VRS challenges.

Presentation for HR Restructuring. Click here

Post VRS Suggestions on services. Click here

Director (HR) and PGM (Pers) appreciated hard work done by AIGETOA Team in preparing the detailed presentation and told that we should not worry about the situation post VRS and all due care shall be taken to ensure that operations and maintenance activities do not suffer. He said that our inputs shall be given due consideration and it will be ensured that employees do not face hardships because of sudden decrease in number of employees. Earlier we have already submitted our proposal on all verticals, i.e. CFA, CM, EB to the management. We extend our profound thanks to the Team of Kerala, CTD, Rajasthan and others for their hard works in completing these proposals.

We extend our deep gratitude to the Director HR for his positive outreach from the initial days of his office and clear stand on the issues. We hope that he will understand the pain of marginalisation of BSNL recruited executives in all promotions affected in BSNL till date. Because in the absence of any action, mere hollow words will not be sufficient to motivate these young, talented but marginalised BR Executives to take burden of post VRS in BSNL. We are supporting the BSNL Revival Scheme including VRS from day one and ready to take up challenges but the management has also to reciprocate in the same tone by addressing our basic rights as deliberated above for a balance & bright future of BSNL. Any preferential treatment to any other group by ignoring the rights of BSNL recruits will result into huge unrest and AIGETOA will not remain a mute spectator and will launch organisational activities forgetting all the co-operation.

Nov
15

Option for Change in Employees Pension Scheme

CO had issued letter to all Circle Heads regarding, processing of change for option for contribution in Employees Pension Scheme. Click here for the letter

Nov
11

Iniatives to be adopted for Kerala Circle : Post VRS Scenario

In the light of ongoing VRS process, AIGETOA Kerala made submission before CGMT, BSNL Kerala with regard to initiatives that need to be adopted in Kerala Circle, considering number of connections and revenue front. Kerala Circle is one of the most important circle of BSNL from the time of inception and we need to be equipped to face the responsibilities well in-time with available resources and additional requirements / suggestions need to be taken with Corporate office. Click here for the letter submitted.

We have submitted the suggestions on CFA/EB/CM submitted with Corporate office also with Kerala Circle. AIGETOA has well defined plan with regard to various verticals and modalities that need to be implemented to accommodate the changes and face the business scenario in BSNL. We have the best internal talent pool among any Telecom company and we are sure that further deliberations /ideas /suggestions /discussions will make a turnaround strategy for BSNL inline with aspirations of Government, Customers and employees.

Nov
09

CHQ NEWS : AIGETOA Presentation on CM & EB Verticals to BSNL Management for incorporation in the decisions as part of BSNL Revival Program

AIGETOA writes to the Director (CM) and Director (EB) with presentation to bring the desired changes in these verticals as part of the BSNL Revival Program. AIGETOA also writes to the management that BSNL has a strong pool of internal talent to cater needs of company and customers and hence qualified and experienced internal talent should be given higher responsibilities and adequate authority to deliver the result.

AIGETOA is looking forward for a positive gesture and recognition from the management to incorporate these young, educated and vibrant executives of BSNL in higher role in re-building of our organization in the post VRS setup scenario. We appeal our BSNL Recruit fraternity to come under the umbrella of AIGETOA to make our voice much stronger in the corridor of administration for your long awaited recognition & reward.

Click for Letter to Director (CM) & Click here for Presentation of CM Vertical

Click for Letter to Director (EB) & Click here for Presentation of EB Vertical

Nov
08

Submission by AIGETOA Kerala circle for immediate clearing of wages due for contract staff

Aigetoa Kerala made a submission with CGMT Kerala for immediate clearing of wages due for contract staff.

CS Sri. Saheer and ACS Sri. Prasadraj had discussions with management in this regard.

Click here for the letter submitted.

Nov
01

CHQ NEWS : AIGETOA Presentation on CFA vertical as part of the BSNL Revival Program

AIGETOA writes to Director CFA with initial presentation on CFA verticals as part of the BSNL Revival Program.

Letter to Director CFA. Click here

AIGETOA Presentation CFA verticals as part of BSNL Revival Program. Click here

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Kerala Circle

Office Bearers

Circle President
Sri. Muhammadali M C
SDE, Kannur
Mob:9446549066
Circle Secretary
Sri. Saheer S
SDE, Trivandrum
Mob:9446060060
Circle Finance Secretary
Sri. Maxmilan K
SDE, Ernakulam
Mob:9446429122
Circle Vice President
Sri. Anil Kani
Sri. Vipal Prem
Assistant Circle Secretary
Sri. Ansal Mohammed C H
Sri. Prasadraj R V
Sri. Abdul Basith
Sri. Nikesh V K
Sri. Binoj C B
Sri. Cijo P Joseph
Nominated Members
Sri. Ramachandran V K
Sri. Madhu R V
Sri. Sudeep C
Sri. Mohammed Nafeel
Sri. Melvin Thomas
Sri. Suneer Yousuf
Trivandrum SSA

Trivandrum

President
Sri. Rajesh B
SDE RTTC
Mob: 9447000092
Secretary
Sri. Sreejith S.V
SDE Malayinkeezhu
Mob: 9449014055
Finance Secretary
Sri. Aravind
SDE , CO
Mob: 9447963221
Kollam SSA

Kollam

President
Sri. Anoop Balachandran
Mob: 9449823152
Secretary
Sri.Pratheeplal.S
Mob: 9447036555
Finance Secretary
Sri.Sunil Castroe
Mob: 9447572800
Pathanamthitta SSA

Pathanamthitta

President
Sri. VENU A V
SDE (G) VECHOOCHIRA
Mob: 9447701525
Secretary
Sri. Manoj.T
JTO BSS Adoor
Mob: 9446410257
Finance Secretary
Sri. Sreejith.C.V
SDE BSS Pathanamthitta
Mob: 9446415767
Kottayam SSA

Kottayam

President
Smt. Lovely, SDE Kottayam
Secretary
Sri. George Johns
Finance Secretary
Sri. Krishnakumar P R

Alappuzha SSA

Alappuzha

President
Sri.Sunil Kumar S
SDE NQM ALP
Mob: 9447655755
Secretary
Sri.Subiksh T Surendran
Mob: 9446311311
Finance Secretary
Sri. Shinojkumar K.T
Mob: 9446448480
Ernakulam SSA

Ernakulam

President
Sri.Bijoy R
Mob: 9446549133
Secretary
Sri. Arun KG

Mob: 9447767780
Finance Secretary
Sri. Cijo P Joseph
Mob: 9400054345
Thrissur SSA

Thrissur

President
Sri.Jayadevan
SDE MS Installation
Mob: 9447055322
Secretary
Sri. Anand Ramakrishnan
SDE NQM
Mob:9446567304
Finance Secretary
Sri. Chandra Kumar
JTO FTTH Thrissur
Mob:9497015755
Palakkad SSA

Palakkad

President
Sri.Krishnakumaran
SDE Wadakkenchery
Mob: 9446161040
Secretary
Sri.Ponpradeep.P.M
SDE BSS ALATHUR
Mob: 9446303077
Finance Secretary
Sri. Unmesh.A
SDE CM INSTALLATION
Mob: 9446554737
Malappuram SSA

Malappuram

President
Sri. Faisal Elattuparambil
SDE(External), Wandoor
Mob: 9446055520
Secretary
Sri.Rejith Sebastin
Mob: 9447111390
Finance Secretary
Sri.Vipindas V.K
Mob: 9448091600
Kozhikode SSA

Kozhikode

President
Sri. Samel Prasad
JTO, Meppayur
Mob: 9446537537
Secretary
Sri.Sahir K
SDE OCB Mananchira
Mob: 9447055401
Finance Secretary
Sri. Binoj C B
JTO Badagara
Mob: 9495667666
Kannur SSA

Kannur

President
Sri. Sandeep P
SDE(G) Valakai
Mob: 9447755455
Secretary
Sri. Roopesh Ramakrishnan
JTO Thoovakunnu
Mob: 9400850024
Finance Secretary
Sri. Pramodh K J
SDE CM-Instn
Mob: 9447055422