Update on legal procedings on JTO to SDE SCF Promotions :

The charge sheet proceedings stay was heard at Hon HC, Kerala yesterday. The management side mentioned about the review petitions pending for hearing and Hon Court directed to hear all the petitions together and posted the same to 25/3/2019 along with Review petitions. It is learnt that the reviews are filed by BSNL, AIBSNLEA & some Members of SNEA.

These reviews were filed (despite the fact that), after a wrong implementation by the BSNL management by executing promotions on 15.06.2018, where the absorbee executives from DoT (including thousands of absorbees who got JTO promotions after BSNL formation with back dated YOR). Absorbed executives only promoted (even who were joined as JTO from 2001- 2014 as JTO) and not even a single BSNL Recruit JTO - against the very spirit for interim promotions of Hon HC judgment dated 05.06.18.

We can't find the rationale for the review/clarification on judgment which were not raised/not known to the management, when one side PRs promotions executed in an over night ?? The answer is simple, These 'N' number of review petitions are made simply to delay the justified promotions to BSNL Recruits through SCF quota.


Meeting with GM ( HR/ Admin)  on long stay list & pending relieving

Our Circle team led by CS, Shri Saheer along with ACS Shri. Prasad & Executive Member Shri . Aravind met GM ( HR / Admin) & DGM ( HR ) on 11/2/19 and discussed about Long stay list and  Pending relieving cases. We have pointed out the discrepancies in the SDE Long stay list also and GM agreed to consider the cases.  An annexure of executives  who worked / working in  tenure station like  Wayanad, Idukki, Lakhshdweep and other cases submitted for consideration.

Further it was assured that the ERP relieving of SDEs also will be executed by end of this week.

Temporary transfer case of JTOs reg

Aigetoa kerala write a letter to cgmt regarding temparary transfer case of DR JTOs (Gate recruited )..

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Meeting with GM ( HR/ Admin)

AIGETOA Circle Team met GM (HR&Admin) on 31-1-2019 and discussed about discrepancies in the provisional long stay list of JTOs /  SDEs & proposed implementation of request transfers. We could mention the points that need  corrections and further action within guidelines. 
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Further our team had interactions with circle office finance wing , with regard to delay on LIC,  PLI,  other loans,  PF etc. It is learnt that due to acute fund shortage and remedies to overcome this issue need to be sorted out as early as possible

Draconian MT Rule is out to destroy your career and growth in BSNL

A time to question your leaderships, wherever you are associated:


It is a matter of great concern for all right minded people that the MT Ghost is again out to destroy your already shrinking opportunities in BSNL. On one side, promotions for BSNL Recruits are not being given and on the other side, BRs are being pushed in DoT era again by the BSNL Management in connivance with the so-called recognized association to bulldoze your aspiration and motivation in this company. If you will go through the flashback, just recall how none of the JTOs/SDEs were even reaching to the post of Adhoc DET while people joining at ADT (today's MT) were reaching to apex of their career in DoT era. The current MT recruitment process is similar to that and is nothing but old wine in a new bottle. It is going to stop all your future avenues by snatching your right of promotion and giving it to the handful of external people looking to rule over you again by proxy setting.


We all know that this MT (Internal) can't be executed in standalone mode while MT (External) is the other part of same MT RR 2013.Management will definitely start recruiting MT (External) citing legal hurdles and non-availability of the candidates from the internal mode. The MSRR 2009 clearly directs preparation of STS Inter-se-seniority list in 1:1 format from gradation list of SCF DE (promoted from SDE/AO) and MT (External & Internal) for the purpose of DGM promotion i.e. 50 percent of the DGMs posts are to be kept reserved for MT quota. It is expected that a stage will soon reach when only DEs promoted from MT quota will occupy all top slots as was being done earlier in DoT Era. Once higher positions will be occupied by the MTs, it will force all the SCF DEs getting promoted from SDE/AO to stagnate at DET and rest at SDE level and superannuate from the very same post except for few lucky chaps. Are you happy with this development? Definitely No !!!


If you dig deeper into this, then the sinister design of the proclaimed corners will be more clearly visible. The first MT, if recruited this year, is going to become DGM either at the end of year 2026 or at the beginning of year 2027. So till 2027, all the DGMs post will be there in platter for the proclaimed ones (Only Senior Batches - Rest all will stagnate) with no takers from Fast Track quota. By that time, all the so called well wishers of the young blood will leave department and the one, who is going to remain in department, will be the BSNL Recruits and executives of later year batches of DOT.


So, Friends, this MT recruitment exercise is a process intended to kill the careers of all BSNL Recruit JTOs and all the SDEs belonging to List 8, List 9 and future lists. This is what, the so-called recognized representatives are doing to the executive fraternity and we all need to oppose it full throttle.


If BSNL Recruits and other executives want to come out of this never ending waiting list to be promoted beyond DE level, then only way is to ask for their "Rightful Internal Fast Track Promotion consisting of 50 percent of DE Level posts reserved for qualified , meritorious and performing candidates" (Earlier 2730 posts and now after 4200 more posts have been created, so ideally internal fast track quota should be of 4830 Posts and since 4200 posts have gone to SCF quota, therefore Internal Fast Track quota at STS should be 6930 (4200 plus 2730). Remember, MT is not a fast track promotion methodology but a new recruitment exercise, which envisages creation of a new cadre just like previous DoT era and will push the careers of all executives towards doomsday. We all will have to understand that without scrapping of MT RRs and MT Recruitment; internal fast track promotion methodology can never come. We all have to appreciate that at least 6930 Posts are to be made available to the meritorious, qualified and performingexecutives as per the provisions of MS RR in DE Level through Internal Fast Track mode and in the same ratio, DGMs and GMs post should be increased).


So, every executive must ask their leadership about the Possible factors and trade off for which their dreams and careers have been compromised and why the leaders have kept a tacit silence on this burning issue. Some have even gone to the extent of openly supporting management in this and are doing rounds to keep management informed about the new cases filed on MT and suggestions with regard to handling of the cases and completing the MT Recruitment process in a lightening speed.


AIGETOA has been fighting this MT menace since 2008 and successfully defended and will continue to do so but the others are weakening our fight to protect your right. However, we are firm on our vision, we will not allow this MT at any cost.

CEC AIGETOA Kerala on 9th February

The next Circle Executive Committee meeting of AIGETOA Kerala will be held at Ernakulam on 9/2/2019.

Queries with regard to proposed MT Internal Recruitment received from members & BRs :

Queries with regard to proposed MT Internal Recruitment are being received from various members as well as BSNL recruits belonging to other associations. AIGETOA is very clear in its agenda that MT RR in its current form is envisaged to give birth to the greatest danger, which BSNL Recruited Executives can face in their Career and Pay prospects in the form of this MT Recruitment.

By the way of present MT Recruitment proposal, which is made as a lateral recruitment above JTO/JAO, executives have to face the following implications:

1. The career prospects of BSNL Recruits - will be stalled at SDE/DE level except for those meager MTs who can get recruited and that too only if internal MT is allowed. If current MT RRs prevail, with Internal exam, Year wise External Recruitment exam will also have to be held unless RRs are scrapped. So if any body justifies that only internal exam is being held and that will help career prospects, they are simply being befooled by their guides, nothing else. Later on Internal exam will be marred with litigations that will give a free hand to management for conducting external exams and kill the careers of BSNL recruits who are to go miles and miles in BSNL.

2. Every body should understand that MT is recruitment process and not a promotional mechanism as being projected by some over intelligent groups. This process will give birth to a new cadre, which ultimately will result into the Old DoT Era where none of the executives were able to reach to the STS level till retirement. So ultimately, most of the BSNL recruits will be forced to retire as SDE/DE. Nothing beyond that.

3. Of all the executives who are having more than five years of service left in BSNL, only BSNL recruits and few absorbed executives of later batches (Mostly 94-95 batch onwards) will be sufferers as all others have reached to AGM levels and are very safely placed.

4. MT Recruitment was envisaged to fill up 50 percent posts at STS level, which was later on changed to 25 percent. Remember, this 50 % Quota in STS is for the meritorious executives who are sufficiently qualified to reach the higher strata of their careers. AIGETOA has categorically demanded that MT RR should be scrapped and an Internal Fast Track promotional methodology should be implemented to fill up these vacancies. If MT Recruitment is held, chances for the implementation of this fast track methodology will end up for ever.

5. The long pending plea for JTO with E2 Scale and SDE with E3 scale will also get a set back as MT recruitment is proposed in E3 scale. So our Pay Scale case will also be affected with BSNL taking plea that they don't have any pay bands left to accommodate E2 and E3 for JTOs/JAOS and SDE/AO equivalent.

AIGETOA has always been a front-runner to ensure that Justified promotions are given to executives and recruitments intended to kill the careers of thousands and thousands of executives are made away with. AIGETOA is trying its level best to stop this recruitment and will follow all steps to nullify this recruitment process. Already external exams have been put on to hold due to efforts by this association and we are very sure that we will be able to withhold the internal exams also as they are not acceptable to us in its current form. Our Team is working on a war-footing basis to ensure an early end to this menace. The progress so far is quite encouraging. We are ready with our organizational action plan also which will be intimated within next few days.

In the meanwhile, there is apprehension amongst the executives, whether to apply for the exam or not, we suggest them to take their own call based on their personal choice. As far as stand of AIGETOA is concerned, we once again reiterate that we are dead against this MT recruitment notification and we will go to any extent to scrap this by any means.

Further details with respect to the proposed action plan shall be intimated very soon.

Meeting with GM HR, CO on January 15th 2019

Sri. Saheer CS, Sri. Gireesh CP, Sri. Prasad Raj ACS had a meeting with GM HR, Sri. Robin Podar in the evening of 15th January. 

Pending Transfer- Relieving issues, NOC issues of the members, Improper implementation of transfer procedures on some of our executives were discussed. GM assured he would look into those issues positively and necessary instructions would be given down the line.

The meeting went on to discuss  various other HR issues and recent developments on these. The meeting lasted about 40 minutes.

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Communication to CGMT wrt Austerity Measures & BSNL MRS to DR-JTOs ( GATE Rect)

AIGETOA Kerala took the matter with regard to austerity measure appeal in Kerala Circle in the form of towel allowance reduction. AIGETOA always welcome the different cost cutting measures with justified matters for the betterment of company.
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Circle team communicated  with CGMT towards some indifferent attitude , in issuance of BSNL MRS Card,  in some BAs towards DR-JTOs ( GATE Rect ) , whose native place is outside Kerala.The necessary guidlines issued from corporate office along with request for early clearance is putup for early resolution.

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Updates on Various legal fronts pertaining to BSNL Recruits

MT Recruitment :

The case is posted on 15/1/19 after the interim direction. Followed by this case, external recruitment is presently postponed by BSNL. Contrary to some corners propaganda (they consider themselves as champions in fooling the BSNL Recruits), there can't be an Internal MT alone without scrapping RRs as in the current MTRR; internal and external MT has to be held simultaneously. Therefore, once Internal MT is conducted (Which is highly unlikely), External MT is inevitable. AIGETOA has a firm stand that no lateral recruitment can be given above JTO / JAO and instead an Internal Fast Track Promotion Policy need to be implemented without any delay. The clear road map for this was envisaged and shared by AIGETOA during CPSU CH discussions. We are committed to fight its legally as well as organizationally.

E2/E3 Standard Pay-scale :

The E2 /E3 pay scale implementation case at Hon CAT, Chandigarh is posted on 11th February 2019. BSNL has already submitted its view in DOT as well as court of law that they have recommended E2-E3 for JTO and SDE equivalent scales which can not be ignored by any agency. Added to this, Hon'ble court has already directed for paying arrears. This has happened only because of the constant persuasion of AIGETOA contrary to the shameless stand projected by one of the saviors who do nothing and talk much. A rejoinder to change pay scale of JTOs to E2 in the JTO RR-14 is also expected to be listed at Hon CAT, Ernakulum this month. In addition to this, GS AIGETOA is already taking up the matter on AUAB platform. We are very much sure that our strategically defined moves at multiple fronts will definitely yield a conclusive result soon.

Pay Parity Matter/ 22820:

The pay parity and Pay loss issue of executives who have been recruited in E1A needs to be resolved at the earliest. The demand for the same was stalled by extra demands / citing financial implications etc by 
known corners. Since the deliberations and discussions were not met with an amicable result due to multiple negative forces and an adverse judgment from one court of law which was never challenged in higher court, AIGETOA decided to go for reopening the legal fight at Hon'ble PCAT, DELHI and has succeeded in the same. The case is listed for hearing this month. We are determined to take the issue to its logical and favorable conclusion.

SAB from Date of Joining:

The Superannuation benefits from Date of joining for each BSNL Recruits is listed at Hon CAT Ernakulum on 23/1/2019.

At the same time, the pending dues of SAB to reach the 30%,is expected by March-19 as committed on AUAB Platform. Management has finally agreed to issue the minutes also within next few days. Though Proclaimed corners tried to mislead management by showing them various RTIs wrt percentage and quantum, AIGETOAs view prevailed and BRs are going to get an increase of 3 percent bringing the total quantum to 8% out of total 12%.

JTO to SDE SCF Update:

After promotion of 3100+ promotee executives on 15/6/18 , only due to active persuasion and follow-up from AIGETOA the corresponding list for inclusion of BR JTOs including YOR 2008 was made ready by 3rd week of December 2018. The proclaimed SENA declared on their website that promotion of BSNL Recruits could not be done due to Training Marks issue and they forced management to issue the promotions leaving BSNL recruits (Around 2000 BRs were already available in the list), they even Left ST quota vacancies untouched which would have ensured promotions to ST quota for 2005 and 2007 batch JTOs, but they did just the opposite and in the process not only denied BRs, its rights but also the constitutional provisions wrt reservations were violated. In the process, they misguided the management at all steps with the help of their team at Ernakulam, which ultimately resulted, into contempt of court.

We are surprised how they call themselves saviors. They denounce Struggle, not only by AIGETOA but also do not hesitate in disowning their own office bearers if someone dares to raise a voice. Height is that the proclaimed SENA which earlier has declared that promotions of BSNL Recruits was not possible did not hesitate for a second in claiming the credit, when AIGETOA made it possible to get the promotion issued. If the unnecessary pile up of On/Own Merit issue sponsored by Known corners was not there, promotions would have happened on 31st December-2018 itself. Even SEWA has also alleged the role of the Proclaimed SENA in creating the confusion over own merit and on merit.

Consequent to the vested plan of proclaimed SENA, management had also decided to get the reply from ASG, GoI for clarify the same and in-turn the promotion lingered to delay for 7/1/19,the scheduled date of contempt hearing. When Hon Court, understood that no remedial measures was done by BSNL till date, they directed to frame charge-sheet on respondents. The case is listed to 24/1/19. The execution OA which has been filed for directing BSNL to issue the promotions of BSNL Recruits is also listed on the same date. We are very sure, Hon'ble CAT on 24/01/2019 will direct BSNL to issue the promotion orders of DRs also. The issuance of promotion in 1:1 will not only ensure promotions of most of BRs till RY 2008 are covered but also to maximum of LICE JTOs of 2012 RY.

Further, if management takes a decision for early clearance by execution of promotions, there is a good chance that the matter at Hon'ble Ernakulum Court will also be settled. We sincerely hope that this time authorities will not be misguided by the inconsistent utterings of the proclaimed SENA.