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AIGETOA News

EPF full pension reg:

The order from Hon HC Ernakulum and subsequent dismissal of SLP filed by EPFO at Hon SC, now opened a path to claim Full Pension option as required by the members. This association had been continuously following the progress of the same almost from the starting point.

Kerala Team were directly party to the case through Individual applicants. The dismissal of EPFO SLP from Hon SC now should pave way for generalization of the direction and this association is committed to pursue our level best to ensure this through, CPFC, New Delhi. In case the same is not generalized, then we are bound to follow the legal suit as deemed fit.

In the Meantime, members who are willing to shift to higher pension option should give their representations to their respective DDOs and ensure that the same is forwarded to concerned EPFO. The implementation of the order at various establishments and for individuals who were already party for the HC/SC legal suits also supposed to makes an easy walk to get the full pension option implementation as a whole. This association is actively looking for this option also to ensure the option a reality. Circle Secretaries should ensure that the representations of members are suitably processed.

The representation by those who were party in the case filed at Hon'ble High Court Kerala. Click here

The representation by those who were not party in the case filed at Hon'ble High Court Kerala. Click here

The Judgment of Hon'ble HC Kerala. Click here

The Judgment of Hon'ble Supreme Court for dismissal of the SLP filed by EPFO. Click here

Hon'ble High Court of Kerala allows writ petitions filed by AIGETOA CS Shri Saheer S and Others for exercising options for higher pension contribution without a cutoff date:

AIGETOA Kerala Proudly inform BSNL Recruits that Hon’ble High Court of Kerala allowed all the 3 writ petitions filed and led by AIGETOA team for exercising options for higher pension contribution without a cutoff date.
The long battle was possible only due to the strong support and guidance from AIGETOA CHQ and especially from our GS Sri. Ravisheel Verma. We express our sincere gratitude to our CGMT, GM HR& Admin, PGM ( F) who supported our endaveours to get back the justified pending EPF pension. We express our wishes and acknowledge the support by the BSNL recruits from Kerala irrespective of association affiliation and caders.
Hon'ble High Court Kerala has allowed the writ petition filed by Circle Secretary, Shri Saheer and others. Click here for copy

Hon'ble High court has set aside the EPFO amendment Scheme 2014 brought into force by notification dated 22.08.2014.

Hon'ble court has also set aside all the consequential orders and proceedings issued by PF authorities based on the impunged orders dated 22.08.2014

The various proceedings issued by the EPF authorities declining to grant opportunities to the petitioners to exercise Joint option along with other employees to remit contribution to the employee pension scheme based on actual salaries are also set aside.

The employees shall be entitled to exercise the option stipulated by Paragraph 26 of the EPF scheme without being restricted in doing so by the insistence on a date.

Pensionable salary also reinstated to 12 month average salary.. from 60 month average salary.. that will be huge difference to BR pension..

Thereafter, one SLP filed by EPFO in Hon'ble Supreme Court has also been dismissed today.


Friends, AIGETOA and it's office bearers have been working for the cause of BSNL Recruits selflessly without bothering for the repercussions. AIGETOA is fully committed to save the rights of BSNL Recruits despite of consistent mud slinging against the association by the beneficiaries itself. Remember Friends, this is the same case in which our association and office bearers were accused by the so called recognised association that huge collections are going on by AIGETOA in the name of legal fund. This becomes further sad to us by seeing the fact that BSNL Recruits belonging to other Associations were more vociferous lot than our seniors. In fact seniors have appreciated our efforts by crossing the boundaries of association.

Friends, this is high time to think, ponder and discuss upon each other to get united under the umbrella of AIGETOA by shedding the egos, some small time benefits and lure of transfer postings.

We hope our honest efforts will be appreciated by one and all BRs across the BSNL. All the three cases led and filed by AIGETOA team won at Hon HC, Kerala. Entire relief sought wrt Full pension option and change of average period was allowed. As assured we will be taking further efforts to generalise the benefits to all the BSNL recruits who wish to receive the Full Pension option accordingly.

Long Live BSNL
Long Live Unity
Long Live AIGETOA.


JTO to SDE SCF Review case

The review petitions filed by BSNL management, SNEA activists and AIBSNLEA were listed for hearing on 25/3/2019. It can be inferred from the arguments submitted by these corners (which were not seen when the absorbees awarded with backdated seniority promotions without adhering to Hon Court directions) that, these were made just to delay the promotions of BSNL recruits in SCF Quota.

It is learnt that even though the counter submissions are also done from BSNL recruits and case were listed, the hearing was not happened on the particular bench due to some emergency leave from the Hon Bench.

Entire matter was posted on to 27th May 2019.

We are closely observing the developments and pursuing the matter on it's way. Meantime, it was also learnt that huge expenditure are being spent from BSNL for TA/DA of officers from Corporate office and legal expenditure towards counsels from New Delhi, in this financial constrained situation in the company. Instead of resolving the matter by promoting and filling up of left out vacancies, management and the recognised ones are insisting on keeping the things pending till finalisation of review petition. However, unlike others, AIGETOA is not going to remain a mute spectator and commentator for reporting the proceedings. Shortly, we are coming with our firm course of action to ensure promotions as early as possible. We are determined to beat the sinister design of the preachers and ensure promotions from JTO to SDE very soon.

The entire episode is open with BRs to use own wisdom to identify the background game.


Enquiry into the various lapses and wrongful acts of Recruitment Section and the agency associated with MT exam :

AIGETOA CHQ team today met GM Recruitment and GM SR and discussed on the discrepancies observed and various things which have been done by Recruitment Section in violation of the set rules and current procedures with regard to the current MT Recruitment. AIGETOA apprised the GM Recruitment of prevailing unrest in the minds of executives due to the preferential treatment given to some and leaving others which has put a huge question mark on the whole examination process. Time and again we have highlighted that this recruitment's is having motives other than recruiting middle level management. As per our assessment many candidates who have registered and could not pay fee due to various reasons have been denied their due rights by accepting the fees from some candidates beyond the last date. More over circulation of candidates list in social media with their Emails, mobile numbers, examination centres, registration numbers etc also requires enquiry from independent agencies. Various agencies contacting the candidates for coaching and question bank, many questions of mock test papers circulated by these agencies were found in exact replica in the main question paper emboldens our belief that some wrongful act is being executed and it appears that Recruitment Cell must have been involved in all such lapses which are surely done with wrongful intent. We are quite aware that the candidates who registered but could not pay fee are going to represent in large numbers. And such type of activities without any set rules and activities will definitely lead many to CVC and other agencies.

AIGETOA once again assures it's rank and file that our pursuit for promotions and enquiry against the lapses in ongoing MT exam will be on till we achieve justice.

Letter submitted by AIGETOA seeking enquiry into the various lapses and wrongful acts of Recruitment Section and The agency associated with this exam. The letter is self explanatory and gives sufficient insight into the haphazard manner and the lapses committed by the authorities. Click here for the letter

Meeting with GM ( HR/Admin) wrt NoC issuance

Our association had took the matter of NoC issuance for those executives whose requests are kept pending / rejected on Cutoff date criteria. It was learnt that some clarification was sought from circle office in this regard. Today Our Circle team tried to get a meeting with CGMT but due to prior engagements of CGMT the same couldn't materialise. Further our team met GM (HR/Admin) with regard to the same and submitted our representation and concerns.


Click here for the letter submitted


Status update on JTO to SDE SCF Promotions :

The due 1:1 promotions for BSNL recruits was made a stand still, due to the deliberate plans from some corners including management side. Now it seems a new credit mongering status update group is also born who till date has done nothing except for updating status and showing concerns in social media. As they have failed to make a breakthrough in garnering more membership numbers, they have started a smearing campaign against their own brothers who have put many thing on stake while fighting for the cause. Their main allegation is due to the contempt petition at Hon CAT, EKM the promotions are held up.

Infact Management was not ready to execute promotions for BRs in SCF quota from beginning itself. It was due to deliberations from AIGETOA and the contempt petition filed by some sufferers only, there is a ray of hope for promotions being still on.

Let's go with a fact file.

5th June 2018 - Hon HC, Kerala direction to execute from a finalised AIEL/Promotions in 1:1.

14th June 2018 - Execution OA interim direction also gave clear instructions for the same judgement operative part.

15th June 2018 - BSNL management in gross violation of both Hon Court directions, promoted only absorbed executives with backdated Year of Recruitment under pressure from some groups, even without fill-in up of available vacancies and without executing ST quota list.

22nd June 2018 - BSNL management, directly stated (in black & white) that they had no intention for further promotions in JTO To SDE after 2010-11 vacancies (We are in possession of documents obtained through RTI which clearly states this).

Meanwhile it was AIGETOA, made relentless pursuit to convinced management about the wrong moves and suggested for early compliance of order.

22nd June 2018 - The contempt petition was filed by the applicants, due to gross violation of Court directions.

25th June 2018 - Management started works for BRs promotions covering upto YOR 2008 .

28th - 29th June 2018 - Despite clear directions from higher ups, Personnel section was reluctant to initiate the DPC work. AIGETOA ensured that DPC work is initiated before 30th June with its pursuasion.

AIGETOA and it's Office bearers were in the forefront to complete eligibility particulars/APAR/VC compilation.

24th July 2018 - Contempt adjudged guilty on respondents after hearings.

The DPC works were done by management on war-foot phase and expected orders by December 3rd week itself then the issue of On merit/Own merit, which lingered the matter.

7th Jan 2019 - Since there was no corrective measures made by respondents till then, Hon Court directed to take action as per contempt act.

To complicate matter further, the entire matter is being misguided by some and the Review petition were filed, only to delay the promotions.

It may be noted that the reviews are filed by management, AIBSNLEA and some Members of SNEA.

Entire matter is posted to 25th March 2019 at Hon HC, Kerala - where legal remedy is expected.

In the meanwhile, one group who till date has done nothing except for making updations and big claims on their website, starts smearing campaign against the warriors who came forward and are fighting for it. They have forgotten the fact that because of Ernakullam case only, talks of DPC for 2007/8 batches begun else all were intending to put BSNL Recruits subject to CPSU policy which would not have been made operational because of issues associated with it. That was the only reason we wanted to get all the available vacancies filled up. Further, it is our efforts only that process of identification of Supernumerary JTOs have begun.

So every BR should understand that instead of demeaning the efforts, they should come forward and support AIGETOA endeavours.

General body meeting Kollam SSA on 22-2-2019

General body meeting of  Kollam SSA held on 22.02.2019 at YMCA Hall, Kollam. Our CS Sri.Saheer, ACS Sri. Prasadraj,  ACS Sri. Vipal Prem & Core members across SSA attended. 

The status of AUAB protest program was discussed in detail.
CS elaborated the present status on  SCF DPC Promotions, MT Recruitment,  E2/E3  Standard payscales,  SAB benefits from DoJ etc. 

Restructuring of present  SSA body was an agenda item; and the GB unanimously elected new office bearers. Details as follows

District President -  Sri. Anoop Balachandran 
District Secretary - Sri.Pratheep lal
District Finance Secretary - Sri.Sunil Castroe 

Asst. DS - Smt. Rajani
DVP - Sri.Kiran.I

Executive Members
1. Sri. Binu. S
2. Sri. Sambhu Chandran
3. Sri. Hari R Chandran

Meeting concluded at 6 pm..

Meeting with GM ( HR/ Admin), CGMTO, Kerala

Our CS Sri. Saheer along wit ACS Sri. Vipal Prem  met Sri.Robin Poddar,  GM (HR&Admin) today for requesting the NoC clearance of BSNL recruits which is pending. Discussed about the recent guidelines issued and the situation before issuance of such order. GM assured that the matter will be looked at again and It is expected that the aspirants need to be more vigil on the matter.

Click here for the letter submitted