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14-06-2019


Seniority List of AGM (T) Regular, including DGM (T) Adhoc, working on the post as on 01.05.2019 and promoted prior to 01.04.2018 as per Rule 206 for promotion to DGM (T) Adhoc .....View Cor. Office letter.    List 1    List 2    List 3.

11-06-2019


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07-06-2019


AGS met PGM (Pers) and DGM (Pers) and informed the discussions Association had with CMD on AGM to DGM (T) Promotions and CPSU Cadre Hierarchy. PGM informed that Pers section is dedicatedly working on these issues.

07-06-2019


CHQ President and AGS met CMD BSNL and discussed on

Ø Delay in issue of Promotions from AGM to DGM (Telecom)

Ø Notification of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy .

CMD responded positively and assured to inform PGM Pers on the above two issues.

06-06-2019


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06-06-2019


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05-06-2019



04-06-2019


Mother of Com.V.K.Tomar, SG / NCOA and President / AIPCOC passed away. We Convey our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.May the departed soul rest in peace and the almighty bestow enough strength to the family to bear this irreparable loss.

04-06-2019


Final seniority list of SDEs (T) / TES Group B, as per Rule 206 of P&T Manual Volume IV in compliance with the judgment of Hon. Supreme Court of India dated 21.01.2015 and 14.12.2017 in Civil Appeal No(s). 4389 of 2010....View Order copy.
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04-06-2019


BSNL And MTNL Needs To Work More Professionally - Telecom Minister:
In a strong message to the management of BSNL and MTNL, the new telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has asked the PSUs to work more professionally to remain relevant in the industry.

“Let my message reach them loud and clear that while I work to revive them, these PSUs should also act professional. They need to show professional as well as competitive attitude,” Prasad said while sounding quite serious. “What is needed to act professional, we together can work out, but they have to work on this.”
It is a known fact that these two telecom operators, despite ample support from the Government are consistently reporting financial losses and MTNL has even been declared a sick company by the government.
The biggest problem these operators, besides their falling revenues, is their mammoth-size work force. To offer a perspective, BSNL alone has more than double the workforce of Airtel, Vodafone Idea and Jio put together.
The minister, however, said that reviving BSNL and MTNL is one of his top priorities in his second term.
“It is imperative to have a PSU operator to maintain a health equilibrium in the telecom industry,” Prasad said explaining the need for such revival. “It is also in the national interest that PSU telcos remain in force.”
He said, on a broader level, his priority will be to create a better synergy between the two industries – IT and telecom – which will make citizen centric services more accessible, meaningful and affordable.
He said his ministry will develop 5 lakh WiFi hotspots on priority basis which was announced earlier. Besides, one lakh digital villages too will be developed on priority.  Digital delivery of services are the corner stone of India’s Digital India program and it will further be expedited.
One more priority will be to ensure the speedy execution of BharatNet that aims to connect 2.5 lakh gram panchayats across the country.
The fourth priority he said will be to set up telecom manufacturing industries.
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03-06-2019


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01-06-2019


EDITORIAL: MAY 2019

Recognizing and acknowledging huge strategic national significance of BSNL, new Govt should accord highest priority to converting BSNL into a robust national telecom carrier through massive restructuring and adequate capital infusion. Employees, biggest stake holders, have to make real, honest, unrelenting and serious efforts to ensure massive revenue generation. Qualities of potentially emerging services will solely and surely enable accomplishing this herculean task.

The new Union Government, having secured fresh and massive mandate, is all set to take over, with change of guard in the Telecom Ministry and BSNL that is going to be decisive and significant. Coupled with this overwhelming and decisive change at the helm of affairs of Telecom, change of guards in crucial positions in DOT, Secy/DOT, CMD and Board of Directors of BSNL is to take place. This entire revamping of crucial decision making apparatus at the highest positions, in itself, is a very potent and path breaking development for the simple reason that it will result in fresh and pragmatic relook at the inclusive growth of BSNL.

In this context, implementation of the Revival plan suggested by the premier Management consultant of the Country, IIM/Ahmedabad, in a totally holistic manner has to be of highest priority for the new regime. Selective implantation of the recommendations of IIM(A), leaving one important recommendation of IIM, 3rd PRC implementation for the BSNL employees is going to be definitely disastrous and counterproductive for revival of BSNL. The beginning of implementation of recommendations of IIM(A) must thus commence with implementation of 3rd PRC in its totality so as to pave the way for smooth and productive implementation of other crucial recommendation. Entire new dispensation has to essentially reckon that the basic building block of the revival process is a highly motivated Human Resource of the Company. Thus according topmost and highest priority to keeping HRs in complete loop for revival by implementing 3rd PRC, decision on other equally crucial recommendations like allotment of badly and fatally delayed 4 G spectrum, asset monetization, capital infusion, massive restructuring to remodel and refurbish obsolete structure of the Company should be undertaken without any loss of time to translate existing dream of revival into a reality.      

As a responsible Association, we have had been consistently forewarning the policy makers in DOT as well as BSNL management for last couple of years about looming financial crisis that is going to nose dive the Company.  During last three years, the cash flow was not affected due to the refund of more than 15000 Crores on account of excess Income Tax payment, BWA spectrum refund and USO fund subsidy. From our side, we explicitly kept on reminding about this impending disaster, along with undertaking immediate structural reforms, in very specific and clear terms, to the BSNL management. Unfortunately BSNL management miserably failed in introducing even elementary reforms in the HR front which is the backbone and crucial asset of BSNL. Human Resources were virtually rendered obsolete by denying them basic access to inservice trainings so as to help them keep pace with incredibly rapid technological changes. And yes today, we have reached a stage where massive surgery is inescapable.

In the present scenario, Regulator has to fix minimum price for each service so as to factor in and reflect at least the operating cost of the service. This is inevitable as the entire Telecom Industry is reeling under severe stress and all the operators are facing huge losses for the last two and half years after the entry of Reliance Jio, with predatory pricing and market practices strictly forbidden by competition. For the revival and survival of BSNL also, this is required. Predatory pricing and unfair market practices indiscriminately indulged in by R Jio has spelt doom for the Telecom industry in the Country. Struggle on this front has to be intensified to force the Govt. to usher in healthy competition   that is so and critical for growth of the sector in general and BSNL in particular.

Full fledged, regular BSNL Board of Directors have to be appointed on war footing for taking quick business decisions to steer the company out of present crisis. The lethargic and callous attitude of the Govt in appointing regular Board of Directors for BSNL, which caused down fall of BSNL is just unpardonable.

Profit making and revenue earning Circles and SSAs should be given more operational freedom and financial powers. All SSAs and Circles are to be told to be self sustaining by generating sufficient revenues for the operations. Now performing and non performing SSAs/Circles are treated at par by BSNLCO in all respects. Along with responsibility, they must be given sufficient freedom to decide their priority areas also. BSNL management has to allow the SSAs/Circles to spend certain amount from their revenue collection directly, not keep them waiting for the central allotment. Balance amount only should be asked to be diverted to the Corporate account. This will help in creating healthy competition among the SSAs and Circles and compel them to perform better.

Yes, now it is the question of survival for BSNL. As a first step, new Govt has to act very fast and decisively to implement the Revival plan with 3rd PRC, within no time, to keep the employees motivated. BSNL management has to initiate massive structural and gigantic HR reforms in the company with concrete measures to keep the employees motivated. Employees have to respond in the most befitting and hitherto not witnessed manner by providing just quality services and responding to customer’s fast emerging and never ending aspirations and requirements. This is going to be the mantra as far as employees are concerned.

Possibly, this is the last opportunity for us to be once again counted in the telecom sector and the challenge is the most daunting one, truly formidable and unavoidable. While revival of this great Company means also living up to the expectations of our Countrymen, it is also a question of our bread and butter, future of our families and our budding children, at least for younger generations. We cannot escape missing this great opportunity. Missing this opportunity will herald death of the Company as well as our death. We have to simply give out our very best, without attributing motives or advocating excuses. That has not helped and is not in any way going to help. We have to cross the river. It simply is that.   

30-05-2019


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29-05-2019


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29-05-2019


GS writes to Smt. Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary (Telecom): Selective implementation of the recommendations of Premier Consultant, IIM(A) on revival of BSNL is going to be definitely disastrous and counterproductive for revival of BSNL. The beginning of implementation of IIMA recommendations must commence with implementation of 3rd PRC in its totality so as to pave the way for smooth and productive implementation of other crucial recommendations.

Having sought opinion of Country’s leading Management consultant, it would be ridiculous to sit over the judgment on the revival recommendations of premier Management consultant and would amount to questioning its highest and unparalleled professionalism, integrity, and expertise.

GS letter to Secretary, DoT

28-05-2019


On DE to DGM promotion, SC/ST Commission called BSNL management on the complaint filed by someone. The meeting was scheduled for 28.05.2019 but CMD could not attend it due to BSNL Board meeting. It is understood that the Commission postponed the meeting to 29.05.19.   

 

BSNL Board meeting was held today, 28.05.2019.

28-05-2019


First CEC meeting of Rajasthan Circle was held at Ajmer on 19th May 2019. Circle Secretary Com S R Sharma presented his report. GS elaborately discussed the current status of services being rendered by BSNL and the financial crisis of BSNL and its impact on future. The Revival Plan of BSNL is to be finalised by the new Govt as soon as possible to steer the company out of crisis. The employees are to be united like a rock to face the challenges, boldly. GS apprised the house regarding HR issues, current status of various DPCs i.e. JTO to SDE, SDE to DE, DE to DGM (T), AO to CAO, CAO to DGM (F) etc, E2 & E3 pay scales, first TBP, E1A/E2A or Civil/Elect/Arch/PA/PS etc. Another 3% increase of SAB is pursued by the Assn and AUAB. Implementation of CPSU hierarchy is the need of the hour to overcome all litigation for promotions. Delegates raised the issues of misuse of marketing funds, stopping of waste full expenditure in the name of zonal meeting, rollback of BA concept, stopping of MT recruitment etc. On MT rect, GS replied that External MT recruitment is stopped and a fast track promotion policy will be worked out replacing the MT after implementation of CPSU Hierarchy.

An open session was also arranged which was addressed by Com K Sebastin/GS, Com S L Sharma/JS (W), Shri R K Chauhan/ PGMTD Ajmer, Com S R Sharma Circle Secretary, Com R R Sharam/CP and senior Com S S Rajput. Shri R K Chauhan PGMTD Ajmer made a motivating address told that this is a temporary phase for one or two years. If BSNL is able to face this challenges with hardships for one year, then it will survive and again rise to its previous position.


27-05-2019


JTO to SDE promotion: The review petition filed by BSNL was listed for final hearing today, 27.05.2019. The case postponed to 20.06.2019 as one of the judges recused from hearing the case. It will come up before a new bench on 20.06.2019.