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Feb
17

Brief update on the JTO RR-14 case filed at Ernakulam

It is a well known fact that JTO RR -14 was made with an intention to degrade the JTO cadre with regard to Pay & Status. AIGETOA was the only association which opposed this degradation. While AIGETOA wanted to incorporate E2 for JTOs, all others agreed for E1 and thus officially JTOs scale was degraded to E1A to E1.

Soon after, AIGETOA filed a legal suit at Hon'ble CAT Ernakulam and started fight for pay and status protection of JTO Cadre through legal means also.

We were able to get stay from Hon'ble Ernakulam CAT on Clasue -10 of JTO RR Which states retrospective implementation of Pay & Status of already recruited JTOs can't be made effective.

Thereafter, we filed another rejoinder in the same case for getting the direction of the court for upgrading E-2 Scale for JTOs in JTO RR 2014 also as BSNL has approved E-2 scales for JTO/JAO/Equivalent.

Presently, reply of BSNL is awaited on our rejoinder to get the E2 scale which will be beneficial for entire JTO batches (especially all JTO batches from 2007 onwards including latest LICE JTOs of 2013,14 and DR JTO 2017).

We will continue to fight for the status of the Cadre and ensure that E2 scales becomes a reality for the JTO/JAO/Equivalent.

The cases filed at Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh and Hon'ble Ernakulam CAT are very crucial for obtaining E2 Scale for all JTOs.

The cases may take some time but we are very sure that our contention for E2 Scale for JTO/JAO/Equivalent Cadre and E3 for SDE/AO/Equivalent Cadre has merit and we will come up with flying colours.

We seek the support of all in this endeavour.

Feb
07

Legal Battle for Pending justified SAB Benefits for BSNL Recruits

AIGETOA Members filed a legal suit requesting for the long pending SAB benefits for BSNL recruits at Honourable CAT, Ernakulam.

The grievances are related to the denial of superannuation benefits in BSNL in line with the directions of DPE/DoT - Govt of India i.e. 30 Percent SAB from date of joining and creation of Post Retirement Medical Benefit Fund as defined contribution

The case came up for hearing today and the respondents have been directed to file their reply.

Our association was continuously pointing that, in CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 Rule 37A - Sub Rule (23) clearly states that BSNL shall devise it own pension scheme and make arrangements for funding and disbursing the pensionary benefits for its directly recruited employees. This was denied till 5/5/2016 and then only a part is allowed (3%) further a mere increase to (2%) from 1/4/2017, due to various organisational efforts from this association, in tandem with others. It is worth mentioning here that the BSNL recruited employees, who are recruited as Public Sector employees, has administrative and service guidelines different from that of DoT absorbees.

The second PRC streamlined the Super annuation Benefits as defined contribution to 30% of Basic + DA and salary package implementation in a stage wise manner where retiral benefits stand above Perks & allowance realisation. In BSNL the defined Contribution towards SAB was confined to 16.8% - i.e.12% towards EPF and 4.8% towards gratuity initially and has been enhanced now with 5% as Pension scheme called Superannuation Fund - which should be effectively from date of joining. Astonishingly, rest 8.2% is still in darkness. The matter was, therefore, being taken up continuously by AIGETOA alone from the Day-1 and collectively further, still we have miles to go to get the things in true spirit. In between, many of BR brotheren met untimely death, without the rightful due realisation which is very much painful to each one of us.

We are sure that the legal battle along with organisational support from each of BSNL recruits and our well wishers will lead us to the accomplishment of genuine rights which has been delayed badly.

The PRMB envisaged in line with SAB, should be a defined contribution scheme - which BSNL is yet to create.The defined contribution scheme is the way to ensure the delinking from company status/health wrt to employee retiral life.

The fight is to provide for 30% of the basic pay + Dearness Allowance towards the superannuation benefits head viz EPF, Gratuity, PRMB and Pension scheme as defined contribution with effect from the date of joining of the respective for BSNL recruits; We Appeal all BSNL recruits to be a part of this unified battle in the respective fronts.

Feb
07

GS writes to Director (HR) for implementation of Group Term Insurance

GS writes to Director (HR) for implementation of Group Term Insurance (GTI) on PAN India Basis for BSNL employees - MP model may be followed for implementation across India.

Click here for the letter

Feb
06

EPF Full pension Clarification issued to Circles from Corporate office

Corporate office issued directions to various circles with regard to stand on the EPF full pension. The efforts we have putforth is slowly showing the results. We thank our CHQ team to follow up in Corporate office sections and issuance of the instructions accordingly.

Click here for the letter

 

Feb
05

GS writes to Dirctor (HR)

For immediate settlement of pending issues of 2nd PRC of Pay Scale, Pay Parity, and 30 Percent SAB. Click here for the letter

Step Motherly treatment being meted to executives who have successfully passed the JTO to SDE LDCE exams conducted by the department from time to time. Click here for the letter

Feb
01

Meeting with Circle Administration

Our CS & team met circle administration for representing our submission on Implementation of Term Life Insurance for BSNL recruited employees, who are not covered with any statutory pension or defined medical benefits schemes. AIGETOA CHQ had taken this matter much earlier with Corporate office in the year 2016 itself ( click here for the CHQ letter submitted on 27/6/2016 with Director HR) and the modalities need to get from Corporate office till now. Meantime, MP circle successfully facilitated and implemented the scheme for the interested employees at MP, with contribution from group of employees in agreement with LIC.

 

In the similar lines we also submitted our representation to start the Group term insurance in Kerala Circle also, for the betterment of BSNL recruits who are deprived of much portion of the legitimate super annuation benefits from date of joining .

Click here for the letter submitted.

 

Our team discussed about the delay in due TBP processing , where this time main beneficiaries are BSNL recruits. Even though all the SSAs sent the DPC documents, it is learnt that many SSAs sent the same without due VCs. Now circle office team on the process of completion of VC formality. We requested to issue the orders for those SSAs whose formalities are completed and remaining may expedite at the earliest.

 

Jan
30

UPDATE ON E2-E3 COURT CASE

Dear Friends,

AIGETOA is in receipt of the Affidavit filed by Secretary DoT in Hon. CAT Chandigarh wherein it has been stated that E1A scale was not for BSNL recruited Executives and they should have been given E1 scale while the PO issued by DoT in the year 2003 states that the replacement scale of Rs. 6500/- for BSNL recruited JTOs will be as per the presidential orders dated 28.07.2003.

We shall be submitting our reply to the affidavit wherein we shall be presenting the facts before honorable court to counter the arguments put forward by DoT. We would like to clarify that E2 pay scales for the JTO Cadre and E3 Pay Scale for SDE cadre is our right and AIGETOA is fully determined to take this issue to its logical conclusion and we are not going to rest till we achieve our rightful due for the Whole BSNL Recruited Cadre. We have already taken up the matter of making E2 Scale for the JTO in JTO RR case filed by AIGETOA which if won is going to pave the way for introduction of E2 Scale in JTO RRs.

From the Reply of DoT, it is clearly evident that path is very tough and at this juncture, the need is to remain united and extend cooperation to each other if we are really interested in resolving the long pending HR issues of BSNL recruits, we will have to move united and speak in a single voice.

Click here for the Affidavit

Click here for the PO dated 28.07.2003

Jan
20

MARCH TO SANCHAR BHAWAN

 
 

All Unions and Associations of BSNL served notice to Secretary, DoT and CMD, BSNL for agitational Programme: 
 

Agitation Programme :

1. Whole day Satyagraha for 5 days from 30.01.2018. The starting of the satyagraha will be marked by the paying of SHRADHANHJALI at Gandhi Samadi at New Delhi on 30.01.2018 by the leaders of All Unions and Associations of BSNL.

2. Indefinite Work According to Rule from 30.01.2018.

3. Massive March to Sanchar Bhawan on 23.02.2018.


Charter of Demands :

(1) Settle:-

(a) 3rd Pay Revision with 15% fitment from 01.01.2017.

(b) Settle pension revision.

(c) Settle leftout issues of the 2nd PRC.


(2) Roll back the creation of Subsidiary Tower Company.

(3) No reduction in the retirement age from 60 to 58 and no VRS. 



Notice for Trade Union Actions. Click here

Jan
19

Delay in payment of Stipend & EPF contributions of DR-JTO-2017

 

AIGETOA Circle team took the matter concerns of  DR-JTO-2017 viz

 

Pending training period stipend - Especially those DR-JTO-2017 ,who came from outside RTTCs. Kerala Circle being the Parent recruiting circle for these DR JTOs recruited for Kerala, the responsibility lies with Kerala administration  also to take up the matter  with various RTTCs to speed-up the stipend payment .

 

Creation of EPF account for newly recruited JTOs and extension of the benefit of EPF coverage for pre-appointment training period

As per corporate office directions,  the EPF need to be deposited by the training centers for the directly recruited employees under pre-appointment training. Hence necessary action  need to be initiated in accordance with the instructions,  with Trivandrum  EPFO & concerned RTTCs  to arrange to deposit the EPF on the stipend paid to the directly recruited employees during pre-appointment training.

 

Click here for the letter submitted 

Jan
17

Update on Interim Stay on CPSU Proposal

The interim direction with regard to CPSU draft proposal in connection with LDCE qualified candidates postings - came for hearing at Hon. CAT, Ernakulam today. It is learned that, Hon. Court after hearing the plea from LDCE applicants made the directions to respondents :

 The Board can consider/take a decision in the scheme which is now in proposed stage only. But at the same time, the respondents are directed not to act upon any such approval of draft and the same (if any) will under 10 days scanner, after publishing the same in BSNL website. The case is listed on 14/2/2018.

 We sincerely hope that management will take care of the considerations of the LDCE passed / DPC aspirants in existing vacancies, failing which it will be difficult to get the proposal in execution mode and that will be the last thing any body would want.

Click here for Interim order

 

Jan
10

Problem of Low data throughput and issues related with GGSN Chennai

It is observed that nowadays - there is huge delay in receiving CREATE PDP CONTEXT RESPONSE msg from GGSN, more complaints are being received from field units regarding speed and customers complaints mainly regarding delay in getting access to data service.

To improve data network we have recently installed and tested two high capacity ZTE RNCs (one at Kannur and another at TVM) and reparenting of some Node Bs from other nearby RNCs are also planned. But as per the present situation at GGSN we are not going to benefit any speed improvement or better user experience even after rearranging NodeBs to new high capacity RNCs. W.r.t information available from GGSN team status at GGSN – it is learnt that there is choking at GGSN, Processor overload in GSU cards observedthroughout the day , license reached alarm also exists.

There was a discussion by ZTE Team with BSNL CO for changing the configuration to N+1 for reducing load on existing GSU cards. M/s ZTE had already given proposal to Corporate Office Six months back. No new hardware required, only licence enhancement and configuration changes in GGSN/SGSN is needed and this licence enhancement will benefit all SZ circles.

AIGETOA Kerala took the matter with CGMT, BSNL, Kerala Circle . Click here for the letter submitted.

 

Jan
09

Update on LDCE-2015 Early Posting Case

The case with regard LDCE-15 early posting under existing RRs before any new policy implementation has been heard today at Hon. CAT Ernakulum.

Strong opposition against the case came from Respondents side (Management) and from one association represented by its CP along with members through Sr. Advocates. LDCE Side Applicants fielded Senior Advocate in dealing their case. It is learnt that one more impleading has also come from Direct Recruit JTOs who are applicant of 1:1 seniority case at Hon. High Court , Ernakulam.

Next hearing is posted to 17-01-2018.

 

Jan
08

SAB Pension Scheme of BSNL recruits

As agreed and through consistent efforts of our association, the SAB order issued for 5% . The Increase in the existing rate of employer's contribution towards Superannuation pension scheme in respect of directly recruited employees of BSNL from 3% to 5% of basic pay plus DA per month w.e.f. 01.04.2017.

All BRs should realise that the fight and struggle for achieving 30% SAB from date of joining in still due. As per BSNL actuarial calculation the defined contribution for PRMB ( 3.5% ) and pension Scheme ( 5% ) still pending.

Click here for the order

Jan
06

Stipend payment issues of DR JTO-2017

Our CHQ team took the matter of pending stipend payment issues with Corporate office. Click here for the letter submitted.

 

Jan
06

Change in Marketing Schemes / initiatives in CFA & CM

We took the matter of immediate change of two popular marketing schemes ( CFA - LL free call timing change & CM - Validity reduction of Plan Kerala ) with CGMTO, BSNL, Kerala. In addition it is learnt that, there is a reduction in DSA commission.These type of changes can become counter productive, in this cut throat competition era.

Click here for the letter submitted.

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Kerala Circle

Office Bearers

Circle President
Sri. Gireesh T
SDE, Calicut
Mob:9447734556
Circle Secretary
Sri. Saheer S
SDE, Trivandrum
Mob:9446060060
Circle Finance Secretary
Sri. Ansal Mohammed C H
SDE, Kottayam
Mob:9446557982
Assistant Circle Secretary
Sri. Abdul Basith
Sri. Denny S
Sri. Vipal Prem
Sri. Prasad Raj RV
Assistant Circle President
Sri. Hari S
Sri. Maxmilan K
Sri. Ratheesh Ponnappan
Sri. Anand Ramakrishnan
CWC Member
Sri. Ramachandran V K
Exec Member
Sri. Dipu Chandran
Sri. Madhu R V
Sri. Joseph K O
Trivandrum SSA

Trivandrum

President
Sri.Madhumohan.H
Mob: 9446553830
Secretary
Sri.Shekhar S Nair
Mob: 9446311300
Finance Secretary
Sri.Sooraj B S
Mob: 9446444450
Kollam SSA

Kollam

President
Sri. Sunil Castroe
Mob: 9447572800
Secretary
Sri.Firaz M
Mob: 9446473344
Finance Secretary
Sri.Hari R Chandran
Mob: 9446379515
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
Sri. Arun K G
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. Suneer

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

Thrissur

President
Sri.Baiju
Mob: 9446036333
Secretary
Sri. Amruth
JTO AT Thrissur
Mob:9446309988
Finance Secretary
Sri. Chandra Kumar
JTO BB Thrissur
Mob:9497015755
Palakkad SSA

Palakkad

President
Sri.Niaz.S
Mob: 9446378789
Secretary
Sri.Ponpradeep
Mob:
Finance Secretary
Sri. Unmesh
JTO(TRANSMISSION)
Mob: 9446554737
Malappuram SSA

Malappuram

President
Sri. Abbas P.M
SDE(NQM)MS, Manjeri
Mob: 9446089199
Secretary
Sri.Rejith Sebastin
Mob: 9447111390
Finance Secretary
Sri.Vijay
Mob: 9447181900
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. Anil Kani
Mob: 9446039911
Secretary
Sri. Muhammedali M C
SDE, Marketing Kannur
Mob: 9446549066
Finance Secretary
Sri. Sudeep C
Mob: 9446509447