Current Events       Last Updated on 23.07.2019 - 08:52 AM

23-07-2019


Our continuous persuasion with BSNL Management, DoT, Hon Minister and Hon Prime Minister for arranging funds getting momentum:

On last Friday, 19.07.2019, different bankers had a meeting with BSNL management for arranging loan for BSNL. As a follow up action, a meeting being held at DoT today, 22.09.2019 with the bankers, chaired by Secretary DoT. CMD BSNL made a detailed presentation to the bankers. BSNL and Govt is impressing upon the bankers about the BSNL revival plan and the urgent need for loan.

SNEA drawn the attention of the Govt at various level by taking up the issue with Secretary/DoT, Hon Telecom Minster and finally at the highest level of the Govt by writing to the Hon Prime Minister on 15.07.2019 for facilitating immediate loan to BSNL for meeting the expenditure towards OPEX and CAPEX, till revival package is implemented.  

22-07-2019


Meeting with Sri Arun Kumar, PGM(Pers) on 22.07.2019: GS, President and both AGSs met PGM (Pers) and held discussions on:

1) Stopping the proposed move of reversion of SDEs promoted in 2008 through LDCE: We informed PGM (Pers) that JTOs of 2001 batch are eligible as per the provisions of RR and the clarifications issued by BSNLCO to different Circles during the notification of LDCE. Since BSNL declared them eligible, it is the responsibility of BSNL to protect their promotion also. The subsequent clarification issued after the conduction of the LDCE should be applicable prospectively, not retrospectively, we told. SNEA also drawn the attention of PGM about the earlier instances SNEA taken up the issue and the stopping of reversion on earlier occasions. Since they are already promoted as SDEs, they could not appear for subsequent LDCEs conducted by BSNL, sealing their future. PGM informed that BSNL is interested to protect them and will try to help them but it is a court verdict.

2) DGM (T) promotion: The MA is filed at Hon CAT, CDG. It is expected to listed for hearing this week.

3) Pending request transfers: PGM assured to clear the request transfer which are forwarded through proper channel.

22-07-2019


It is understood that the Group of Ministers suggested considering VRS for the employees above 50 years of age. Accordingly the draft Cabinet note will be modified and circulated to the nodal ministries by this week end. Earlier proposal was VRS for the employees above the age of 55.  

22-07-2019


View Media Reports:
Eligibility list of CAO (Regular) for promotion to the grade of DGM on adhoc basis-Conduction of CPC in Telecom Finance-reg.
Transfer and postings in the grade of Accounts officer- reg.

20-07-2019


Simplification of the Procedure in CGHS .... Media Report.

19-07-2019


View Corporate Office Orders:
Calling of Volunteers in the cadre of AGM T for posting in WB Circle on own cost reg.
AGM Tenure transfer order.

19-07-2019


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17-07-2019


It is learned that  Group of Ministers meeting  given green signal to the proposal contain in the draft Cabinet Memo prepared and circulated by DoT.

15-07-2019


BSNL / MTNL: GoM led by Hon'ble Home Minister Amit Shah to meet today to discuss revival........View Media Report.

15-07-2019


View Corporate Office Order:
Completion of  e-APAR pending for  Reporting / Reviewing  / Appellate decision for the period 2016-17 and 2018 - Instructions - reg.

15-07-2019


Urgent need for speedy revival of BSNL by facilitating short term bank loan or soft loan for BSNL for meeting urgent requirement for OPEX / CAPEX, 4G spectrum allotment, permission for land monetization and payment of pension contribution on actual basic pay which will improve the cash flow. Implementation of 3rd PRC for BSNL employees as recommended by the Premier Consultant, IIM (Ahmadabad) as part of revival for BSNL is very significant for revival of BSNL. If the decision is delayed by another 2 to 3 months, it will be too late as BSNL network may deteriorate beyond repair/revival, making revival impossible.... GS writes to Hon. Prime minister of India.

15-07-2019


Urgent need for speedy revival of BSNL by facilitating Bank loan or soft loan, 4G spectrum allotment, permission for land monetization and payment of pension contribution on actual basic pay which will improve the cash flow... GS writes to Hon. MP Shri.T.R.Balu.

15-07-2019


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12-07-2019


GS writes to Shri. Sheetla Prasad Tripathi, Director (CM): Finalisation of staffing norms for the new business areas like Broad Band, Transmission mtce, Leased Circuits, MPLS Circuits, FTTH connections, Wi Max, Sales and marketing etc in addition to landline and mobile sectors. Opinion of the Recognised Executives Association reg:

GS letter to DIR(HR)

12-07-2019


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11-07-2019


GS writes to Shri P. K Purwar, CMD, BSNL: Revival of BSNL --- Urgent measures to close down thousands of loss making landline Telephone Exchanges which are maintained just to provide Telecom connectivity as part of social obligations of the Govt. Thousands of Crores of rupees can be saved just by this measure on electricity payments, rentals, labour charges etc alone in addition to payment of salary: 

GS letter to CMD

11-07-2019


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11-07-2019


GS writes to Smt. Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary, DoT: Instructions may be issued to the State Govts not to disconnect the power supply for Telephone Exchanges and BSNL Towers for maintaining the Telecom Services till the Revival Plan is implemented – your kind intervention

GS letter to Secretary, DoT

10-07-2019


The Cabinet Memo on BSNL and MTNL Revival Plan is approved by the Hon Minister and will be sent to other nodal Ministries today or tomorrow for their comments:

It is learned that Cabinet Memo is redrafted based on the discussion between Cabinet Secretary and Secretary DoT.

The proposal includes:

1) 4G spectrum by 100% Govt equity infusion.

2) Taking over all the loan of BSNL and MTNL by an SPV with land parcels for equal amount.  SPV will care of debt only.

3) Allowing BSNL to monetize the remaining land, monitored by a Committee of officers from DoT and BSNL.

4) VRS for the employees above 55 years age and then retirement age reduction to 58. Funding will be through bonds having sovereign guarantee of Govt of India. The ex-gratia is worked out in such a manner that ex-gratia plus pension amount will be 25% higher than the present pay.

5) Merger of BSNL and MTNL in a phased manner after addressing the contentious issues. Initially, debt free MTNL will become a subsidiary of BSNL.

10-07-2019


GS, President and both AGSs Com P P Rao and Com Sanjeev Sharma met DIR(HR) on 10.07.2019 and held discussions on the following issues: PGM(Pers) and GM(Restg) also present.

a) Promotion in different cadres, JTO to SDE, SDE to DE, AO to CAO by diversion of posts, JTO(C/E/TF/Arch) to SDE(C/E/TF/Arch) and DE to DGM(T). Director (HR) informed that management is making its best efforts but due to litigations, not able to give promotions. Unnecessary litigations spoiling the career of thousand of comrades.

b) CPSU Hierarchy notification: Management is taking steps in this regard.

c) Restructuring proposal for BSNL: Director (HR) informed that the review of sanction of posts will be undertaken immediately. BSNL Board already put on hold all the recruitments. New norms will be worked out soon and accordingly number of posts will be determined.

d) Review of transfer to BR Circles from OR Circle. We suggested to distribute it to other Circles. DIR(HR) assured to examine the case.