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Update of JTO to SDE SCF

The CHQ meeting on 23.12.2018 expressed serious concern over the delay in DPC of JTO to SDE where so many BSNL Recruits shall be expecting promotions through Seniority cum Fitness first time in the entire career history. Despite best serious efforts by Aigetoa at all fronts , the promotions stood at Cup and Lip. As decided in CHQ meeting some of our CHQ members remained stationed at BSNL CO and had a series of meeting with management on the issue of JTO to SDE promotions today.

The team led by GS AIGETOA and Dy GS AIGETOA met Director HR in the presence of GM SR, GM PERS, OSD to Director HR and DGM PERS. Elaborate discussions took place and confusion created last week by some persons were cleared by AIGETOA team with precise details and documents without giving room for any further ambiguity. The team ensured that all the hurdles in the way of promotions from JTO to SDE are cleared after a series of marathon meetings with management side at various levels.

Management side also aired with positive approach and Now we hope management will act upon the promotions as per commitment and will ensure that the orders are issued within this week itself. We have tried to include maximum BSNL recruits in the DPC process and hope that Dawn of New Year 2019 ensures that a new lot of our BR BRETHREN wake up as SDEs. Friends, AIGETOA is the only association who despite of all odds and hurdles, never lost hope and acted with perseverance and patience.

Now We have reached to a point where JTO to SDE promotions are almost a certainty now. We hope and appeal for a better sense and cooperation from others also. Wishing all a merry Christmas.

Together We Can, Together We Have, Together We Will


Propaganda by So called Recognised Association - Facts which any learned person cannot ignore

While not commenting about the competency and Intellectuality of some very Learned Minds who actually projects themselves as the most knowledgeable but the fact is that they are devoid of any logical thinking. They use "Comic Font" in their website and if somebody compiles their contrary web updates for last 6-7 months,it will become a very interesting comic reading.

They have reported that there has not been extra promotions - Any logical and Learned person would ask the these questions -

1. What is the need for then diverting the vacancies from DR quota and Face Contempt in Chandigarh CAT.

2. If Vacancies were available, then why Supernumerary Posts were created.

3. 2012 recruitment year JTOs can be accommodated but only if Management considers the JTOs promoted in 2014 as senior to those JTOs who have been promoted against Supernumerary Posts and have not been allotted any vacancy year. Are they willing to concede to that demand.

4. If there was so much clarity that excess quota promotions have not been made, then why management did not presented these facts in court. Why they let this action to be adjudicated by Hon'ble court as Contempt. We request all to again go through the contempt order. It states, contempt is not against promotions or excess promotions, contempt is against not following the Interim order with the comment that BSNL was in a tearing hurry to execute the promotions within 10 days. Papers do not tell lie. Now when BSNL Management understood the root cause of Contempt and are taking necessary corrective action by following and executing the interim directions as was the contention of the applicants who happen to be AIGETOA members and promotions with Interim orders are in sight, they have started this malign campaign just for retaining their membership base, having failed in damaging the prospects of DR JTOs. In the name of review, they have again misguided management and this may result in Hon'ble Court taking cognizance as contempt because BSNL has followed neither interim nor Final Directions. It is pertinent to mention that case is listed before same Judge who has delivered the earlier Judgment. So this review is intended just to delay and make things complex and nothing else. However, we will ensure that they do not succeed in their plans.

We will ensure, all vacancies are filled up as per the interim direction of the Hon'ble Court and all eligible up to 2008 recruitment year get their promotion. If some are not being accommodated due to lack of vacancies, we have requested management to put them on Panel against future vacancies which will be ad-hoc mechanism and with availability of vacancies, they will be promoted as regular SDE without any further DPC.

They are saying AIGETOA activist should not oppose review petition.The Ernakulum Judgement is very clear in its verbatim that lists of PRs and DRs JTOs are to be prepared as per the prevalent appointment orders and promotion orders. As per appointment order, till date, List has been prepared based on Training Marks. So to search for ambiguity in this order was not at all required. Added to that they did not find any ambiguity in these orders while promoting those under PR quota and had even left 2001 JTOs from OC category, and 2005 Batch JTOs from ST category citing that there was an ambiguity in considering training centre marks. It shows their own dual and pulsating nature.

They are teaching pragmatism. Pragmatic action is called as one which was shown by AIGETOA in May 2017 when we called Applicants from Ernakulum to BSNL CO and arranged a meeting with management to come up to a solution which benefits all.Thereafter, we had a meeting between AIGETOA, SNEA and Applicants and we reached to a signed settlement also on which our GS & office bearers, their office bearers including GS,Lead Applicants were signatories. Just for the quest for implementing an half cooked CPSU proposal, all these things were derailed by the so called pragmatism preachers. Click here for the signed Statement

In the process, they derailed and delayed promotions of all including their own membership, many of whom retired by the time promotion orders were issued next year and that too only when AIGETOA broke the bottleneck of stalemate in promotions.

Now when they have failed in their designs, and their own members are putting questions before them, they are shifting pointers towards other. This appears very Funny - Whatever good that happen, happens because of them and whatever which does not happen, is because AIGETOA does not allow it. On that day also, we advised them that now its high time to concentrate on issues as your elections are over, so propagandas should be put to rest. But perhaps, concentrating on issues is not their cup of tea.

We have also learnt that now they are putting the blame of MT Recruitment on issuance of LDCE promotion orders, so they agree they are not responsible for LDCE postings. It was well known and well captured in black and white form that on MT Recruitment, concurrence of Majority recognised Association is to be obtained before moving ahead with recruitment. Now, they are telling that somebody else gave the concurrence on their behalf. What they were doing all these days. Sleeping and waiting to put the blame of the same on website.

All BSNL executives as well as management, know that it is AIGETOA only who has opposed MT recruitment through all means and now also we will not only oppose it but ensure that MT will not happen not at all. Who has concurred and who has not is visible from various letters written to management by AIGETOA opposing the inclusion of MT RRs in CPSU Hierarchy. Members are advised to read AIGETOA archive in this regard where opposition on record is there from November 2017 to July 2018 with reference to CPSU hierarchy.

We dare them to show one single letter from their side to management after finalisation of the so called CPSU hierarchy Proposal. This single line itself states that what is the trade off by the so called recognised association over the MT with CPSU. We still give them a chance to prove their innocence. They should also come up with a Firm opposition to the MT recruitment notification issued on 11.12.2018.

And Yes at the end, they are misguiding that Internal MT should happen and they are opposed to external recruitment. First and Foremost, Internal MT is not a fast track promotion but creation of separate cadre who will be born in BSNL with silver spoon in their mouth. SO Scrapping of MTRR is only solution and they should oppose the MTRRs firmly instead of misguiding and trying to shift the blame on others.


GS letter to CMD for MT withdrawal

GS AIGETOA Writes to CMD BSNL regarding MT Recruitment notification issued vide notification No. 74-1 (1)/2018Rectt dated 11.12.2018 and No. 74-1 (2)/2018-Rectt dated 11.12.2018 - an exercise to virtually kill the career aspirations of thousands and thousands of BSNL Executives, One Side Rights with respect to Promotions, Pension and Pay are being denied to BSNL recruits on the pretext of Financial Viability and on the other side BSNL is recruiting Management Trainees above them by ignoring the huge in house Talent.

Letter to CMD BSNL.Click here letter


Review petition on JTO to SDE promotions

It is learnt that a review petition is filed by BSNL management at Hon HC,  Ernakulam. It is very much surprising that the review is filed on the judgement  after 

1. A partial set of around 3139 promotions were already executed for absorbee executives on 15/6/18 ( many such  people got JTO cadre posting  after joining of BSNL Recruit JTOs) 

2. A contempt petition is on the verge of completion  in the same matter,  where already the respondents were served with Rule-8 proceedings for wilful disobedience of court directions.

While our association is trying it's best possible efforts to get promotions for all the BSNL recruited JTOs , it's a matter of disappointment that some corners are still trying deliberately to delay the promotions with their consistent works and egoistic attitude. Just now we came across a web update where in they mentioned that court cases have been filed by individuals who have already got promoted. Perhaps in their quest for one upmanship again when promotions are almost near finality, they have forgotten that lead applicant who happens to be a 2001 batch BSNL Recruit and others are 2007-8 batch recruits. We can understand, how would they know as they are least bothered about what happens to a BSNL Recruit. We thought that they may have taken some que from the awkward position in which they were placed in recently concluded AIC and will now atleast start working the welfare of BSNL recruits only, but that was our optimistic thought only which is far away from reality. Still they are indulging into negative propaganda and they will never learn either.

The  filing of this review petition is intended to just delay the procedures and nothing positive thoughts can be seen about it. At the same time without a contempt petition by applicants at Hon HC,  under the misguidance of some corners and some officers , management themselves have invited that a contempt be heard at Hon HC also.

This association had been in constant discussions with various stake holders and management,  even without any doubt we are sure that if BSNL want to make the promotions,  the entire vacancies can be filled up  in no time as SCR/APAR works are almost completed with continuous follow up of AIGETOA. But things are being derailed every now and then, just because of over intelligence  of certain officers present in the loop. We have been consistently thwarting their efforts for derailment right from the day when eligibility particulars were called for upto 2008 recruitment year. We had to actually indulge in one to one fight to get that letter issued. At that time also, one very intelligent group called this exercise as mere eyewash for reasons best known to them. Today that step resulted into initiation of DPC process before July 1 which made it possible for us to reach upto this point else half cooked CPSU hierarchy would have been slapped on us.

We would like to affirm once again that we are very close to our goal despite efforts to derail the process from Foes as well as friends ( Beneficiaries). We will make all efforts to ensure that management agrees for issuance of promotion orders without any further delay as they need to file their course of action in Hon’ble CAT Ernakullam also. 
We have kept the pressure on through pursuasions, meetings, follow ups, exploring possibilities, submitting suggestions with actual data and calculations and advising for next course of action to break the impasse. We are keeping a close watch on the developments in Court also. 
Yes, we do agree that we are not indulging in what’s app heroism and pursuasions through telephonic messages as we believe in one to one persuasion. We work for the issue and not for heroism.
We know that our efforts are being further made difficult by some very enthusiastic executives who have been circulating messages to the contrary and confusing management just for the sake of politics over the issue. We are surprised by their actions of hobnobbing with those who are actually responsible for the delay. If we close our eyes for one day, very same day they will make the promotions impossible. We are working to ensure that almost all executives upto RY 2008 gets promoted. We have proposed to include all such executives by making a panel against future vacancies so that none of the executives are left behind.

We once again reaffirm our commitment to get the promotion orders issued without any further delay and we shall be taking all necessary steps to ensure this.



The Circle Executive committee meeting of AIGETOA Kerala will be held at Bank Employees Hall, Ernakulam on 8th Dec.


Letter to Dir HR for promotion in SDE SCF quota

GS writes to Dir HR regarding issuance of promotion/posting orders of SDE SCF quota.

Letter to Dir HR. Click here


JTO to SDE DPC Contempt Case Update

Hon. CAT EKM heard BSNL side who argued to get exemption on personal appearance clause. BSNL side also pleaded to not to hear applicant side arguments as the contempt case is between Hon’ble court and respondent. Hon’ble Court again clarified their stand and observed that the action made by respondents was intentional which lead to contempt. Accordingly without hearing the applicant, any exemption can not be granted.

The case is adjourned to hear the applicants on 3rd Dec 2018, Monday. In the meanwhile GS AIGETOA met GM Pers and apprised him of the development. GS AIGETOA again emphasised that issuing the promotion orders and executing the Interim order is the only feasible solution and requested to consider the same on priority. Arguments from applicant side will be done on Monday, the 3rd December 2018.


Update on Legal fight for JTORR-14 ,Pay Scale Protection/Upgradation

The rejoinder hearing with JTO RR-14 for Pay Scale Upgradation to E2 , further posted on to 3/1/2019 at Hon CAT, Ernakulam. This association is making efforts for an early detailed hearing before Christmas Holidays. As expected, other Associations, who were eager to implead many cases which were against BSNL Recruit's interests, like seniority, promotion, qualification weightage are not seen here to support the cause, as these are affecting BRs only.!


Update on JTO to SDE promotions

AIGETOA is doing all out efforts/deliberrations to get the promotions executed in DPC Quota for JTO to SDE after Collecting of entire related documents and details which were required for DPC process. We had a couple of meeting with our CMD also and we could appraise him the facts and cleared the misleading information forced from some corners to stall the promotions.

The contempt petition on the issue also may be heard on 30/11/2018, where the submission from BSNL side expected positively for execution of promotions. Today GS AIGETOA Met GM pers with regard to the promotion issue. Management clearly informed that they haven't linked any new aspect to the promotion. They emphasised that BSNL will be submitting its affidavit in the court and thereafter based on the the court Direction, BSNL will initiate the action.

It is learnt that still dark forces are in play to deny the rightful promotions by any means, and this association can't accept it further more. We have waited for long. It's a matter of disappointment that, despite clear directions from Hon Courts, promotions were given only to absorbee JTOs . We are awaiting the developments on or straight after 30/11/18 and if the matter linger more, as per the resolution of recently concluded AGM at Culcatta, the conclusive and decisive action shall be initiated to enforce our delayed and so far denied justice in SDE Promotions. As per prevailing assurances from management side, we are expecting favorable action.


Realisation of GTI in BSNL : Analysis of facts vis-a-vis claims and counter claims

It is noticed that there are many to claim the credit for the introduction of GTI in BSNL and we are not interested in disputing the claim by any section. However we would like to place some basic facts with w.r.t the issue, so that all can make an informed opinion on the issue.

A compensation scheme to the immediate family member of BSNL recruit in the event of his or her unfortunate death while in service was a priority issue for AIGETOA since its inception. Many letters and attempts of persuasion with management can be seen in our archives too. However some points are mentioned below for easy recollection.

AIGETOA was pursuing with management for introduction of Corporate Group Insurance Scheme for BSNL recruits along with 30% SAB since 2011. The stoppage of BSNL GSLIS 2005 w.e.f 30/07/2014 gave further impetus to the move.

Following the unfortunate case of death of some of our own colleagues and seeing the difficulty being faced by their families, we became more vociferous in our demand for the same from 2015.

A letter written by AIGETOA in June 2016 on the subject is available here.

Group Corporate Term Insurance Policy.

http://aigetoachq.org/downloads/GS Letters/3_Letter Term Insurance.doc

A second letter written by AIGETOA in Sep 2016 has suggested two proposals

Death Relief Scheme-Group Corporate Term Insurance.

http://aigetoachq.org/downloads/GS Letters/23_Superannuation Benefits & Other relief Schemes to the deceased BSNL recruited employees.pdf

(i) a contributory death relief scheme for BSNL recruit similar to other PSUs and

(ii) a corporate Group Term Insurance Policy for BSNL recruit for a nominal amount with BSNL paying the premium.

The matter was put up for examination by CA cell after our suggestion and request. The various news item on our website can be referred to. No other association even knew about this term, implementing was a far flung thing for them. So if any body thinks and claims that they are the brains behind this scheme, let them do it. We don't bother as resolution of the issue is more important thing than claiming the credit.

Anyways, coming to the claim that it started with one association coming as majority after referendum, only thing which changed after referendum was that the word Corporate ie contribution by department for GTI was replaced by self financed GTI by executives.

What has changed with the introduction of Membership verification of executives in later half of 2016 is that main stream associations started demanding GTI for all executives on a self contribution basis changing the original demand of Corporate GTI to Self Financed GTI, by even replacing GSLIS. Please note that each change suggested had substantial cost and time overruns. We are confident that with this all have wisdom to decide who has done what for GTI.

While we are constrained that membership fees paid by our own brethren are used by them against the welfare of BSNL recruits, we take pride in doing what is best possible in the available circumstance for BSNL recruits. We are also thankful to all those who has supported us overtly and covertly in our fight for welfare of BSNL recruits. Our next step is to ensure the GTI for BSNL recruited non executives also and we have already started our pursuasion with management for the same.

In the meanwhile, further queries have been raised by some members. Accordingly we have prepared another set of FAQs containing updated queries from members. Click here for the FAQs


FAQ on GTI (Group Term Insurance) to be implemented by BSNL

The options for Group Term insurance are shortly going to be called for. Many queries are being raised by our members across India for clarification on various points. AIGETOA has tried to compile all the queries and has prepared a FAQ list and their possible answers with the help of persons dealing the issue and LIC representatives. It will be pertinent to inform that while others claim credit for the settlement of BR issues and keep uttering big big words on their website, AIGETOA does serious work on ground for the issues. We don't believe in blowing the trumpet only..we believe in doing work.


Update on Meeting of General Secretaries of AUAB

During meeting of General Secretaries of AUAB, the issue of settlement of pending benefits of 2nd PRC raised by AIGETOA was thoroughly discussed. GS AIGETOA apprised the house of the prevailing sentiments of BSNL recruits with regard to the issues of Pending 2nd PRC benefits. Forum highlighted that adhering to deadline of 30th November 2018 is not possible as it has to be approved by DoT and BSNL but they committed that unless resolution of pending issues of 2nd PRC benefits are settled, Forum will not agree to any resolution on other points. Accordingly, It was resolved in the house that unless the settlement of Pending 2nd PRC benefits is reached, no settlement will be agreed upon by AUAB with management/DoT on other issues. AIGETOA thanked Forum leader for the firm assurance and resolution taken in house.

Issue of inclusion of another constituent of Forum of BSNL Recruited Employees ie SNATTA was also discussed. Convener and Chairperson of AUAB shall be issuing a formal letter to SNATTA.


Update of meeting of General Secretary with CMD BSNL on promotion issue of JTO to SDE under SCF quota

GS Ravi Shil Verma along with VP Shri B K Mehta met CMD BSNL and has an elaborate discussion on the issue of extending promotion from JTO to SDE under SCF quota. A detailed discussion took place on the pending case at Hon’ble Ernakullam CAT.
GS emphasised on the reasons and actions taken by Personnel section which resulted into contempt of court. GS also apprised CMD BSNL of discussions which took place with Personnel Section in presence of Kerala Team. GS informed CMD BSNL that a conclusive discussion took place on that day which could have been the best way to resolve the current problem. However thereafter no action has been taken by Personnel section. CMD BSNL was receptive to our submissions and assured for action based on discussion.
We shall be following up the issue next week also. Friends our unity and systemic approach to the issue can only resolve this. We expect a break through on the issue very soon.


Meeting with IIM-A Delegates by AIGETOA

The meeting of our association with delegates from IIM-Ahamdabad was conducted at O/o CGMT, BSNL Kerala, Trivandrum today. The Agenda BSNL Revival plan was discussed in detail. Our association put through various suggestions, details and inputs on HR & Operations front,   keeping a view of employee issue (special emphasis to BSNL Recruits) addressal and business with service motto with improvement on financial viability. Meeting was in a very cordial and interactive atmosphere. Association was represented by CS Sri. Saheer,  CFS Sri. Ansal,  DP TVM Sri. Madhumohan and DS TVM Sri. Sekhar. We express our sincere gratitude to respected CGMT Dr. P T Mathew,  ITS,  Respected Sri. Robin Poddar,  GM ( HR/Admin ), Sri. R Satheesh,  Jt GM Admin - for providing an opportunity to meet the delegates and further interactions.

Click here for the presentation

Kerala Circle

Office Bearers

Circle President
Sri. Gireesh T
SDE, Calicut
Circle Secretary
Sri. Saheer S
SDE, Trivandrum
Circle Finance Secretary
Sri. Ansal Mohammed C H
SDE, Kottayam
Assistant Circle Secretary
Sri. Abdul Basith
Sri. Denny S
Sri. Vipal Prem
Sri. Prasad Raj RV
Circle Vice President
Sri. Hari S
Sri. Maxmilan K
Sri. Ratheesh Ponnappan
Sri. Nikesh
CWC Member
Sri. Ramachandran V K
Exec Member
Sri. Dipu Chandran
Sri. Madhu R V
Sri. Joseph K O
Trivandrum SSA


Sri.Rajesh S
Mob: 9401840100
Sri.Shekhar S Nair
Mob: 9446311300
Finance Secretary
Sri.Sooraj B S
Mob: 9446444450
Kollam SSA


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


Mob: 9447701525
Sri. Manoj.T
Mob: 9446410257
Finance Secretary
Sri. Sreejith.C.V
SDE BSS Pathanamthitta
Mob: 9446415767
Kottayam SSA


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

Alappuzha SSA


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


Sri.Bijoy R
Mob: 9446549133
Sri. Arun KG

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


Sri. Anand Ramakrishnan
Finance Secretary
Sri. Chandra Kumar
JTO BB Thrissur
Palakkad SSA


Mob: 9446378789
Finance Secretary
Sri. Unmesh
Mob: 9446554737
Malappuram SSA


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


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


Sri. Anil Kani
Mob: 9446039911
Sri. Muhammedali M C
SDE, Marketing Kannur
Mob: 9446549066
Finance Secretary
Sri. Sudeep C
Mob: 9446509447