EXECUTIVES' ASSOCIATION (INDIA) KERALA CIRCLE
known as BSNL Executives' Association)
to Hon Minister for Commn.& IT on 01-04-2003 assured clearance
of BSNL paycsales also very shortly.
Executives of MTNL / BSNL rally behind the people who
fight to the very last - to attain the projected goal - to
fulfill all the promises - to realise all your dreams.
MTNL payscales reported to be cleared by DPE. Await
AIC Delegates: Reception Counter will be functioning at
Trivandrum Central Railway Station Platform No.1 from 6th April
2003 to 7th April 2003. Contact District Secretaries
of Trivandrum or the Circle Secretaries of Kerala Circle
intimating their expected arrivals.
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Hon. Minister for Communications & IT
Shri. Arun Shourie
directed his PS, Shri.Somnath to convey the following message to
our GS "Our
Minister spoke to the
Hon. Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Shri. Bala Saheb Vikhe Patil
and Shri. Naresh Sarath , Secretary DPE for expediting the
finalisation of MTNL/BSNL payscales for executives. Both the
Minister and the Secretary assured our Minister that the case
will be expedited and that they would get back to him within a
couple of days. Accordingly our Minister wanted us to meet him
during the next week"
Rally organised by ENC attended by more than 2500
members marched from Kurshidlal Bhavan to Electronic Niketan.
Hon. Minister for Communications & IT
Shri. Arun Shourie
came down from his chamber
to the gate, received our memorandum and talked to us for about 25
minutes. He listened
very patiently to our problems regarding the finalisation of
payscales. He assured categorically that he would immediately
interfere in the matter and interact with his counterpart the
Hon. Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Shri. Bala Saheb Vikhe Patil .
He also asked us to have a meeting with him on 5th
April ,2003. Unfortunately since we are away at Kanyakumari
for AIC we intimated
him of our inability. Minister then told us to get in touch with
him in the next week. Congratulations
to ENC CHQ
and all the Comrades
who made this possible. A
thousand thanks to Hon. Minister Shri. Arun Shourie for his
frank, forthright and considerate approach.
THE FOURTH PHASE OF OUR TRADE UNION PROGRAMMES DHARNA ON
28th MARCH, 2003 A COMPLETE SUCCESS.
on 28th MARCH, 2003 AT NEW DELHI WILL BE FROM
KURSHIDLAL BHAVAN TO ELECTRONIC NIKETAN, CGO COMPLEX.
|We have information
from reliable sources in DOT dealing with the payscale
issue that definite results regarding MTNL payscales
is expected very shortly.
office bearers of the Association met Senior Officers of
Kerala Circle and held discussions
on our letter dated
24-03-2003>>>. The Circle Administration broadly agreed with
all points raised in our letter. They also promised to
take immediate action for conducting the DPC for all the
73 Rectt SDEs numbering around 100 in one lot immediately
as demanded by us. The Admn. also agreed to fill up all
the existing vacancies without delay. Promotion as DEs to
left out cases / transferred cases will be issued shortly.
Association pointed out that the proposals for norm based
STS posts for the half year ending Sep 2002 has not been
sent to the Corporate so far despite the last date being
fixed as 31-12-2002. Admn. assured that this will be sent
at the earliest. We also demanded the proposal for the
second half ending 31st March,2003 should
be send with in the prescribed date i.e before 30th
Orders restoring LTC to Central Government Employees
issued by DO P&T vide letter No.31011/3/2003-Estt(A)
dated 13thMarch,2003.The LTC facility is
restored with effect from the current block year
i.e.2002-2005 for any place in India and 2002-2003 for
Secretaries are requested to intimate the number of delegates
attending the AIC at Kanyakumari to Com.R.Rajan,Jt.Sec(S),
BSNLEA(I),CHQ SDE(External -II),Nagercoil-(TN),Ph (04652)
274333(O) 274444(R) ,Cell- 94431 44488 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
or Com. M.R.Cyril Xavier,Circle Organising Sec, TEOA(I), TN
Circle, Kanyakumari District. (TN). Ph (04651)227200, 226888
(Off) (04652)264010(Res) Email: mrcxavier@ yahoo.com
getting ready for All India Conference. New BTS of BSNL Cellular
Mobile Network Commissioned at Kanyakumari on 22-03-2003. We
thank Shri.K.Mahadevan , CGMT, Tamil Nadu Circle,
Shri.M.P.Veluswamy,GM , IMPCS ,Tamil Nadu Circle, Shri.
P.Chinnayan, GM Nagercoil, Shri.C.Vadivel ,DE IMPCS,
Thirunalveli, Shri.S.Sankarabagam, SDE, IMPCS , Nagercoil for the
excellent co-operation extended by them in facilitating an
excellent Communication Network for the conference.
EA make further discussions with Member (Ser) on the payscale
issue on 21-03-2003. He assures that everything is moving in
the right direction . There is absolutely no cause for concern.
the settlement with BSNL EA (I) in August 2002 on streamlining
the procedure for sanctioning STS posts on added assets.
Constant follow up pressure applied by GS BSNL EA yields
STS POSTs sanctioned in various circles
DDG ( Pers) in a meeting with GS Com.G.L.Jogi on 18-03-2003
intimated that action has been initiated for issuing remaining
inter-circle request transfers of SDEs taken by BSNL EA(I).
Orders expected in a couple of weeks.
following STS posts for added assets sanctioned.
SSA / Circle
No.of Additional STS posts
Com. G.L.Jogi, GS, BSNL EA (I) met Member (Ser) Shri.
P.P.Ramachandran on 17th March,2003 and submitted
letter seeking immediate final settlement of IDA payscales.
Member (Ser) assured that action is in progress on war-footing.
Further earnest and committed efforts will be made for the
settlement of the issue in the shortest possible time.
takes up the case of JTOs
recruited for BSNL for
ahhoc payment with arrears. Discussion held with
Sr.DDG(Pers) on 17-03-2003. Positive orders expected soon.
SDEs of different circles given request transfers vide order
dated 13th March,2003 by the efforts of Gs, BSNL EA
on promotion to Adhoc DEs posted to outside circles given home
circles at the intervention of GS, BSNL EA.(I).
turnout in demonstration across the country .
/ units carrying out demonstration on 14th March 2003 mobilise
to follow the great example set by our comrades on 13th.
has taken up the case of payment of adhoc amount with arrears to
JTOs recruited in BSNL
very strongly - Positive results
the letter given by Kerala Circle to the Circle Admn. regarding the
date for submission of the undertaking Click
three GSs of ENC held discussions with Chairman Telecom
Commission on 10-03-2003 on an invitation from him. The DDG ( SU ) &DDG ( SR )
were also present. During the
meeting the Chairman described the strenuous efforts he
has been putting in to for getting the payscales of BSNL/MTNL
clears from the DPE. He intimated that sufficient programs has
already been made and it is only a matter of days for the
final clearance of the payscales from the DPE. (1)He also stated
that the difficulties in clearing the MTNL payscales were being
straightened out. A high level meeting of the DOT and DPE would
be held at 3.30 pm on 10th Mar,2003 with a specific
view to sort out the MTNL issues. There is no hurdle/ objections
to the BSNL payscales which are expected to be cleared
immediately on clearance of the MTNL payscales. (2) Regarding
the payment of pension in MTNL , he confirmed that the payment
of pension in MTNL by Govt. has been accepted in principle. The
modalities in this connection were being finalised by the
Finance Ministry in such a way that it could not be
extended to / demanded by other PSUs. He is in touch
with the Secretary DPE and other Senior Officers on a day today
basis. He has placed this issue as the first and foremost one in
his item of priorities He would continue all efforts with
earnestness and commitment to see that payscales are finalised
at the earliest.
|The double fixation on FR
22(I)(a)(i) on promotion from JTO to Lateral JTO then to SDE
and SDE to Sr.SDE then to Sr.SDE to
JTS which was earned after the strenuous efforts by the TEOA
(I) in 1994 under the leadership of Com.W.Seshagiri Rao and
Com. G.L.Jogi has been under Audit objection from the CAG.
TEOA and BSNL EA once again tookup the issue and the DOP&T
has ruled that the fixations are perfectly in order and in
accordance with the guidelines of the Govt. of India. This
clears the Audit objections of the CAG and settle the entire
matter in our favour.
has been clarified by Sr. Finance Manager that the payment of
arrears of adhoc payment will be done in April 2003 to those who
desire to have the same in April and undertaking can be produced
PS:- All those who have
exercised option ( signed on dotted lines) for absorption in Feb
2002 also required to produce the undertaking to receive the
adhoc payment of Rs.2000/-
invited for discussion on the IDA payscales issue by the
Chairman Telecom Commission at 13.45 Hrs on 10/03/2003
for Communications & IT has taken cognizance of the letters
written by the ENC and DOT and has instructed the authorities
concerned to take immediate action to settle the issue.
you exercise your undertaking for taking the adhoc payment be
aware of your Income Tax savings ( eg.
Surcharge at 5% etc.) if the payment is taken in April 2003. A
sizable number of JTOs, SDEs, Sr. SDEs, are likely to benefit
amounts ranging from Rs.900
to Rs.4000. Contact for details....
Telecom Commission approves and clears the note to the Hon.
Minister submitted by the CMD BSNL.
activity is on in Delhi on the payscale issue consequent on our
response from all parts of the country for the demonstration
conducted by the ENC on 7th Mar 2003.HATS
OFF COMRADES!! KEEP FIGHTING.
meeting was fixed with Chairman Telecom Commission and the
ENC on Monday 10-03-2003 to discuss in detail about the issues.
BSNL EA (I) Com. G.L Jogi on behalf of the ENC had a telephonic
discussion with Shri. Vinod Vaish, Chairman Telecom Commission
on 7th Mar,2003.Chairman assured him that he is not
only trying but also struggling to ensure that the payscales are
Leaders had a meeting with the Principal Secretary to Shri. Arun
Shouri , the Hon. Minister of Communications & Information
Technology on 7th Mar 2003 and submitted a
memorandum to the Hon. MOC & IT. The Principal Secretary
promised ti brief the Minister fully about the payscales issue
so that immediate appropriate action can be taken by him. Click
As promised in the meeting
with the ENC yesterday (on 06-03-2003) the CMD BSNL has finalised the note to be
put up to the Hon. Minister of Comm.&IT. After approval by
the Chairman TC the note will be sent tomorrow to the Hon.
Minster for interaction with the Hon. Minister for Heavy
Industries & Public Enterprises. The
ENC finalises the Memorandum to be submitted to Hon. Members of
Parliament Shri. Ashok Singh Bardeli and Shri. Ajit Singh. This will
be submitted tomorrow (7th March 03) morning.
ORGANISE AND CARRY OUT LUNCH HOUR/ CLOSING HOUR DEMONSTRATION ON
7TH MARCH WITH TOTAL COMMITMENT AND DEVOTION. COME
OUT AND STRUGGLE TO REALISE OUR PAYSCALES.
SDEs promoted as DEs of ITS Group 'A' on local officiating
by CGMT Kerala - No.ST-III/4-25/STS/2002
Dated at Trivandrum-33 , the 06-03-2003
Two Adhoc DEs originally alloted to BSNL CO
New Delhi realloted to Kerala Circle
invited the ENC for discussion. DDG ( SU) and Dir ( SU), the
senior officers of the DOT dealing with the payscales and
interacting with the DPE were also present. The Member (Ser) at
the very outset itself wanted to have a first hand information
of the entire issue. He assured the ENC with great
earnestness and sincerity
that he will try at the utmost to see that the issue is settled
without delay. He also promised to talk to the Chairman Telecomm
CMD BSNL Shri.
Prithpal Singh invited the ENC for serious and
elaborate discussions. Sr.DDG (Per) was also present (1) CMD
informed the leaders that he has spoken about the all issue to
the Chairman Telecomm Commission who intimated that it is only a
matter of 15 days for the clearance of the payscales of BSNL/MTNL.
ENC expressed total unhappiness and concern. (2) CMD directed the
Sr.DDG (Per) to prepare a very strong note to be put up.to Hon
Minister. (3) CMD also promised that he will be putting his best
efforts to arrange a meeting of the ENC with the
the Chairman Telecomm Commission.
text of letter to be given (latest by 6th Mar
by Circle /SSA as intimation of agitational programmes
starting on 7th Mar 2003.Click
ENC Notice also.Clickhere>>
delegation of BSNL EA and TEOA members led by Com. Ghuge met
Hon. Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Shri. Balasaheb Vikhe Patil
at Ahmed Nagar and submitted a memorandum on clearance of
scales of MTNL / BSNL by the DPE. In the meeting which
lasted 20 minutes the Minister gave a very patient and
attentive hearing and promised very
immediate action in the
matter. He also asked them to keep in contact with him in the
(SR) and Sr.DDG (Per) invite ENC leaders for formal talk. On
behalf of the CMD BSNL Sr.DDG (Per) informed the ENC leaders
that CMD is very actively involved in getting the payscales
cleared from the DPE. CMD once again written a DO letter to
Chairman, Telecom Commission for expediting the issue. The
leaders were requested to withdraw the agitation considering
the positive, active and determined efforts on the part of the
BSNL and DOT for approval of the payscale. A letter to this
effect addressed to G.L.Jogi, G S, BSNL EA (I) and W.
Seshagiri Rao, GS, TEOA (I) was also issued informing the
status and requesting the ENC to withdraw the agitation. The
three GSs rejected the request outright and informed that they
would settle for nothing less than the immediate clearance of
the payscales from the DPE. They also informed the senior
officers that they arte not interested in frivolous dialogue
at any level. Agitation programme to be activised with total
commitment and determination to realize the demand for the
finalization of the pay scales of BSNL/ MTNL and pension scheme
orders of MTNL.
timings and travel routes etc.
to realise the IDA payscales and immediate absorption will
go on as announced. Circle Secretaries/ SSA Secretaries/
activists of BSNL EA/ TEOA/ MTNL EA to organise and
mobilise the agitational programmes a total success.
Policy for BSNL Employees-BSNL
Employees Medical Reimbursement Scheme - Implementation of the new medical scheme of
BSNL employees . The scheme envisages payment of one month
basic pay + DA for outdoor treatment. This amount would not be
taxable subject to the production of receipt / vouchers. However
those employees who doesn't produces any receipt/ vouchers for
outdoor treatment shall be entitled to receive 50% of one month
basic pay + DA. This amount would however be taxable. For indoor
treatment CGMs are enpowered to finalise the list of hospitals in
their respective circles for medical reimbursement. Order No.BSNL/ADMN/1
dated 28-02-2002.Click for the
complete text >>>
(Planning& New Services)
(IR & Trg.)
to recruit about 800 Junior
Accounts Officers. Examination to be held on 24,May
P. P. RAMACHANDRAN Member (Production) to hold the additional charge of Member (Services)
of Adhoc @ Rs .2000/- p.m. w.e.f 01.10.2000 to Group “B”
officers of DOT and erstwhile DTS/DTO, working on deemed
deputation basis in BSNL, pending the finalisation of IDA pay
scales etc. and their absorption in BSNL w.e.f. 01.10.2000.Order No.BSNL/9-9/SR/2002 Dated
27th February, 2003. Copy of the under taking......
It has been very clearly specified in the orders
that the adhoc payment" is not linked to the exercise of
option." Orders further donot impose any condition on the
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