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21.07.2014: AIBSNLOA CWC Meeting at Bhopal notified
Formal notification for conduct of CWC Meeting of AIBSNLOA at Bhopal on 16th August 2014 has been issued.
18.07.2014: CGM's Message
" Even though there has been a shortfall in achieving the targets fixed by the BSNL Corporate Office under various verticals, there has been increase in the revenue growth of 6.75% during the year compared to last year and also reducing the loss to some extent. This would not have been possible but for the involvement of all the employees and also the team work exhibited by BSNL, Tamilnadu Circle staff."
15.07.2014:AIBSNLOA SUBMITS APPLICATION FOR PARTICIPATION IN MEMBERSHIP VERIFICATION:
AIBSNLOA has today submitted the application for participation in the membership verification of BSNL Executive Associations.
12.07.2014: CWC Meeting at Bhopal:
Central Working Committee Meeting of AIBSNLOA will be held at Bhopal on 16th August 2014.
10.07.2014:Modification in policy for grant of concessional telephone facility to retired/retiring employees of BSNL:
Retired BSNL employees who are unable to appear in person before the commercial officer in November every year for producing life certificate, due to serious illness, can now submit, through courier or otherwise, xerox copy of the pension book carrying entry regarding receipt of pension payable on 1st November, attested by any serving Exeutive of BSNL.
10.07.2014: Supreme Court allows BSNL to grant promotions:
Acceding to BSNL's prayer in its IA, Hon'ble Supreme Court today reportedly allowed BSNL to promote the officers concerned, which will however be subject to its final verdict.
30.06.2014: Increase in IDA w.e.f. 1.7.2014:
According to calculations based on All India Consumer Price Index for March, April and May 2014, IDA is to increase by 2.9% w.e.f. 1.7.2014 from 88.4% to 91.3%.
21.06.2014:Holidays to be observed in BSNL during the year 2015:
BSNL CO has circulated the list of holidays to be observed during the year 2015, based on DoP&T letter dated 6.6.2014, which has been already published in this site.
17.06.2014:CEC MEETING AT TIRUNELVELI ON 14/06/2014:
The 4th CEC meeting of AIBSNLOA, Tamilnadu Circle Branch was conducted on 14/06/2014 at Conference Hall GMs’ office, Tirunelveli. Earlier,the second District Conference of AIBSNLOA Tirunelveli District Branch was conducted on the same day. Com S. Arumugam SDE KNR, Com. S.Ganapathy AO (Civil) and Com. S.Thiru Muruga Arasan ,JAO were elected unanimously as President, Secretary and Treasurer respectively.
The 4th CEC was presided over by Com. R.Damodaran Circle President. Com. T.Gunasekaran Organizing Secretary (South) and Com. P.Manoharan CWC Member participated. Com. S.Perumal Raj of the host branch welcomed the gathering.The deliberations were lively on the development of BSNL and the action to be taken with management to improve the services of BSNL. Closure of WiMax without any suitable alternative, sharing passive infra with other operators were the hot topics of discussions. The members felt that the Wi max subscribers who purchased outright instruments should suitably be compensated by BSNL with cash cards etc., as the closure of service is BSNLs’ reason. The members were against the sharing of passive infra where BSNL is generating more revenue. All the district representatives took active part in the discussions.
Shri.A.Rajamani DGM (F), Tirunelveli greeted the conference all success. In his address he praised the role of our association in the improving the services of BSNL and our approach in solving staff matters.
Circle Secretary Com.K.Rajasekaran in his address indicated the growth of AIBSNLOA day by day. Further he informed the current status in promotion to various cadres, pay anomaly in the JTO/ JAO cadre, TTA to JTO regular promotion. He patiently replied all the queries raised by the representatives which lost for an hour.
The hall packed well attentive session came to an end by 6.00 pm and ended with the vote of thanks by Com.P.Arunachalam Vice President of the host branch.
16.06.2014: Recognition of majority representative Association of serving Executive employees in BSNL - Holding of 1st membership verification – calling up of applications
BSNL CO has notified holding of the first membership verification of Executive employees of BSNL, on the basis of BSNL (REA) Rules, 2014 notified on 6.1.2014. Conduct of Election is proposed to be done on 10.12.2014.
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11.06.2014: CEC AT Tirunelveli
All Circle Office bearers, CWC Members, CEC Members, Branch Presidents/ Secretaries are requested to organize well for their journey to attend the CEC at Tirunelveli and make it success. District secretaries and Finance secretaries are requested to collect the subscription and remit the quota to upto date to the Circle finance secretary. Arrival and departure details may be informed to Com.Perumalraj( Mobile 9486103301) and Com S.Ganapathy (Mobile:94861 06708).
09.06.2014: BSNL launches low-cost smartphone Bharat with Internet for Rs 1099:
'BSNL, on Friday launched a low-cost smart phone, Bharat phone with e-governance applications for common man. It comes with a 3-inch display with dual SIM card slot is priced at Rs. 1,099. The handset is likely to be made available from June 15.'
06.06.2014: CEC AT Tirunelveli - Notice
CS has issued notice to the concerned that the Fourth Circle Executive Committee Meeting of AIBSNLOA, Tamilnadu Circle, will be held on 14.06.2014 (Saturday) at Tirunelveli
05.06.2014: Clarification on Child Care Leave:
DoPT has conveyed the Dept. of Expenditure's decision to remove the requirement of minimum period of 15 days' CCL.
30.05.2014:Volunteers amongst officers JTO/SDE called for ALTTC, Gaziabad
BSNL CO has called for volunteers willing officers among JTOs and SDEs as faculty for ALTTC, Gaziabad
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26.05.2014:List comprising particulars of SDEs (T) promoted to the grade based on LDCE-2007:
BSNL CO has circulated the list comprising particulars of SDEs (T) promoted to the grade based on LDCE-2007, calling for omissions/errors if any.
22.05.2014:AGM/DE retention orders :
BSNL has issued orders to retain the officer on promotion as AGM/DE at the same place till 30-09-2014.
20.05.2014: GENERAL BODY MEETING OF MADURAI DISTRICT BRANCH OF AIBSNLOA:
AIBSNLOA Madurai District Branch held its General Body meeting on Saturday the 10th May 2014 in the
Recreation Club of GM Office, Madurai. Com.Poorna Chandran, AGM presided over the meeting. Com.M.Balasubramanian, DS welcomed the gathering. Com.R.Ramachandran, DE and
District President was felicitated on his retirement on 30.5.2014. Com.T.Gunasekaran, CHQ Organising Secretary, Com.S.Kamaraj, District Secretary, Trichy SSA,
Com.K.Kumar, District Secretary, Karaikudi SSA, Com.Murugesan, District Secretary, Virudhungar SSA, Com.P.Manoharan, CWC Member, Com.Kannan, Circle AFS,
Com.Muthukumar, Madurai District Secretary, FNTO and Com.Kanthasamy, Madurai District Secretary, SEWA BSNL felicitated Com.R.Ramachandran along with other members of
the District Branch. Com.R.R.Balasubramanian, AGS felicitated Com.R.Ramachandran and delivered a special address. Com.Tamilchelvan proposed the vote of thanks.
Finance Secretary of the District Branch Com.Murugan had wonderfully assisted the District Secretary in making arrangements for the meeting. Com.Poornachandran was
co-opted as ADS in the General Body meeting.
13.05.2014: 4 th CEC at Tirunelveli on 14-06-2014
The fourth Circle Executive Committee meeting will be held at Tirunelveli on 14 th June 2014. The venue of the meeting will be intimate latter. All Circle Office bearers, CWC Members, CEC Members, Branch Presidents/ Secretaries are requested to organize well in advance for their journey to make it convenient.
13.05.2014: NEW CGM FOR TN CIRCLE and STR
AIBSNLOA Tamilnadu Circle welcomes
CGM TN Circle and wish him all success in his in his new assignments.
Shri. J. Tatachari, ITS.
CGM STR and wish him all success in his in his new assignments.
12.05.2014: BSNL Launches High Speed Unlimited Broadband Plans with 20/30 GB FUP Limit :
BSNL launched two new Unlimited High Speed Combo Broadband Plans as a promotional offer with 2 Mbps and 4 Mbps bandwidth having Higher Fair Usage Policy(FUP) limit of 20 GB & 30 GB.
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08.05.2014: Amendment to reporting and reviewing structures for BSNL Executives:
BSNL CO has amended APAR format (i.e. page 6A and 7 of modified APAR wherever second reporting authority is applicable
08.05.2014: DE releiving orders
Circle office has modified the date of releiving the DEs of Tamilnadu circle transferred to other circles to 31-05-2014 instead of 08-05-2014.
07.05.2014: Our CGM, Major. Mohammed Ashraf Khan is selected as Executive Director (New Business). AIBSNLOA, Tamilnadu Circle congratulates and wish him all success in his new assignment.
07.05.2014: Simplification of pension procedure - submission of undertaking by retiring Government servant along with pension papers:
'The pensioner would no longer be required to visit the bank to activate the first payment of pension. Therefore, after ascertaining that the Bank's copy has been despatched by the Central Pension Accounting Office, the pensioner's copy of the Pension Payment Order (PPO) may be handed over to him at the time of retirement along with other retirement dues.'
01.05.2014: TARIFF BOOK(CFA Products)Updated upto 01-04-2014
30.04.2014: A short history of May Day:
The first of May is a moment for us to remember the Chicago Haymarket Martyrs of 128 years ago. These Chicago anarchists helped to lead the major battle of the day, not only for the 8 Hour Day, but also for social liberation.
The origins of May Day go back to May 4, 1886, marking the Haymarket Massacre. This memorable day began as a rally of striking workers who were demanding an eight-hour work day, climaxing with a bomb produced by an unknown individual while the police dispersed the peaceful rally. The blast and ensuing gunfire resulted in the deaths of seven police officers and at least four civilians; scores of others were wounded.
Eight anarchists were convicted of conspiracy during the legal proceedings that followed. Although the evidence was scarce, and it could not be proven that any of the eight defendants had thrown the explosive projectile, seven were sentenced to death and one to 15 years in prison. The death sentences of two of the defendants were commuted to life in prison, and another committed suicide before his hanging. The other four were hanged on November 11, 1887. In 1893, Illinois' new governor pardoned the remaining defendants and criticized the evidence that was used during trial.
Since this day, we honor those who have fought, sacrificed and died for the defense and advancement of the working class.
25.04.2014: Media News: BSNL in talks with Reliance Jio for sharing tower infrastructure:
"Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd is in talks with Reliance Jio for renting out its tower infrastructure across the country. BSNL has over 61,000 towers which is the second largest tower portfolio among all telecom companies. "
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CHQ News:Meeting with Addl.GM (Pers):
i) Extension/permanent Retention of executives of Chennai, Tamilnadu and Karnataka Telecom Circles:
In view of report from one of these circles that the circle administration was contemplating to relieve these executives on 30th April 2014, we requested Addl. GM(Pers) to convey to the circles about the decion already taken not to relieve them till the completion of the process of General Elections to Lok Sabha. Addl GM (pers) informed us that oral / telephonic instructions have been already given to the concerned circles not to relieve these executives till a decision is taken by Corporate Office in this regard.
(ii) Holding of DPC for promotion from SDE to DE:
We requested Addl GM(Pers) to initiate action for conduct of DPC to fill up more than 2500 posts of DEs laying vacant. Addl GM(Pers) informed us that due to court cases personnel section is not able to hold the DPC. We told Addl GM (Pers) that presently there is no stay by any court which prevents Personnel section holding the DPC. Addl GM(Pers) said that there was a status quo order on seniority lists 6 and 7 by Hon'ble Supreme court of India and there was no clarity as to whether these executives could be considered for further promotion. He also informed us that an IA will be filled within one or two days and efforts will be made to get direction before closing of Supreme Court for summer vacation. Already an IA has been filed by BSNL in 147 case (as reported by us on 3.4.2014) to get the hurdle removed for promotion to DE Regular and DGM (Adhoc) grades.
(iii) In respect of promotion from JTO to SDE:
Addl GM(pers) said that preparatory work for holding DPC is in progress and holding of DPC will depend on the outcome of the case in Hon'ble High Court of Kerala, which will be next heard on 26.5.2014.
22.04.2014: Media News: BSNL Technical University to be Launched with Engineering & Management Courses :
"Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has commenced to proceed on introducing a technical university with Engineering and Management Courses to provide a valuable education for Indians. BSNL can accommodate decent infrastructure to match with AICTE guidelines for institution of Engineering & Management Courses and it also consist adequate supporting staff members to comply with the standards of UGC rules. BSNL is planning to send the request for formal sanction before 6 to 8 months of time."
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22.04.2014: Empanelment of Hospitals in Chennai and Kolkatta:
BSNL has issued guidelines order for Empanelment of Hospitals and Chennai and Kolkatta in the cities
22.04.2014: Modification for SDE (T) Transfer orders in Circle office:
Circle office has issued a modification in Transfer and postings of SDEs in Circle office.
21.04.2014: Revised IDA w.e.f. 1.4.2014:
BSNL has endorsed the DPE orders revising IDA from 90.5% to 88.4% w.e.f. 1.4.2014
16.04.2014: Consolidated instructions on inter-se-seniority between Direct Recruits and promotees:
BSNL has endorsed the DoPT letter dated 4.3.2014 (already published in CHQ website on 4.3.2014) for information, guidance and necessary action in the cadre of JTO (Telecom).
16.04.2014: BSNL signed MOU with DOT:
The MOU for the year 2014-15 has been signed by BSNL with DOT on 27.03.20.
10.04.2014: Transfer and Postings in the cadre of SDE (T) at Circle Office:
Circle office has issued transfer and postings order for SDEs with in circle office .
JTO(T) to SDE(T) promotion case at Hon CAT, Ernakulam:
It is learnt that the final arguments on JTO(T) to SDE(T) promotion case at Hon CAT, Ernakulam was completed. The case posted on 26.05.2014 for final disposal.
07.04.2014: Preparatory exercise for DPC under seniority quota - Furnishing current vigilance status:
BSNL CO has called for fresh vigilance status of the eligible JTOs as per All India eligibility list circulated on 30.10.2012.
05.04.2014: Know your BSNL Mobile services (Customer Hand Book) :
Tamilnadu Circle Marketing cell (CM unit) has issued a Hand book on Mobile services as on April 2014
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04.04.2014: CHQ NEWS: Meeting with Sr.GM (Pers):
1.Further retention of DEs/AGMs who have been retained upto 31.3.2014:
Sr.GM (Pers) informed us that no decision will be taken on this issue till the General Elections are over, ie. upto May end. CGMs will not be asked to relieve these officers now. After May, a general policy decision will be taken on the requests for further retention.
2.Holding of CPC for filling up DE vacancies:
Sr.GM (Pers) said that the process will depend on the outcome of the court case on seniority lists No.6 & 7.
3.Holding of CPC for filling up DGM (T) vacancies:
Sr.GM informed us that BSNL is filing an IA in the Apex Court (in the 147 case) with the plea to allow promotion of eligible Executives.
4.Ordering inter-circle/tenure transfers as per combined long-stay list of territorial and the non-territorial circles:
We expressed our concern that Executives with longer stay in West Bengal Circle are being spared while Executives with lesser stay in Kolkata Telephones are disturbed time and again. Sr.GM (Pers) categorically stated that he would ensure that the stipulations in the transfer policy are followed strictly and that he would talk to the West Bengal administration in this regard. He requested the help of the association in pointing out any discrepancy in the long-stay lists.
01.04.2014: Clarification to review of JAO Part II result:
BSNL CO has clarified that representations to review the results on promotion to the grade of JAO of candidates who got minimum qualifying marks in JAO PartII LICE against 40% quota but not promoted due to not coming in the merit cannot be acceded and disposed all representations.
27.03.2014: Erode SSA AGB on 22-03-2014
The Third Annual General Body Meeting of AIBSLOA, Erode District Branch was held at Paveish Park, Lakshmi Nagar, Bhavani On 22-03-2014 in a grand manner.
In the morning session, a special meeting was held to felicitate our member Com D SUBRAMANIAN AGM(Admn & HR) who retires on 31-03-2014. Comrades of our AIBSNLOA, Com. R.R. Balasubramanian AGS, Com K. Rajasekaran Circle Secretary, Com R. Damodaran Circle President, Com R. Selvakumar CHQ Auditor, Com T. Gunaseakaran CHQ Org Secretary, Com M.S .Radhakrishnan ACS, Com Kamaraj ACS , Com Nirmala Muralidharan OS had felicitated Com D. SUBRAMANIAN . Veteran Comrades from SNEA(I), BSNLEU, NFTE-BSNL , AIBSNLEA,TEPU,SNETTA,SEWA BSNL, Easwaran, CWC Member of SNEA(I) also had attended and appreciated the role of Com Subramanian in Admn@HR assignment during their felicitation speech. Retired veterans Com Natarajan, Com V Selvarajan, Com S Rajasekaran Com.Ponnusamy had attended and recorded their felicitation to Com Subramanian. DS Coimbatore and other members from Coimbatore, Comrades from Madurai and other nearby SSAs were attended the meeting.
In the afternoon session , the General Body meeting of Erode SSA heId , our AGS and Circle Secretary spoke about the status of proposed membership verification and DPC process of various cadres. Following were unanimously elected as new office bearers, President as Com. S.Govindaswamy AGM EB & Sales-CFA, Erode , Secretary as Com. P.Duraisamy DE Perundurai and Finance Secretary as Com. K.Gopalakrishnan SDE (G) Moolappalayam .
24.03.2014: Holiday on 14th April, 2014 - Birthday of Dr.B.R. Ambedkar
BSNL CO has endorsed DoP&T letter dated 12th March 2014, declaring 14th April 2014 as closed holiday on account of Birthday of Dr.Ambedkar.
13.03.2014: Erode SSA AGB on 22-03-2014
The Third Annual General Body meeting of AIBSNLOA , Erode SSA, will be held on 22-03-2014 (SATURDAY) at PAVIESH PARK, NH-47 Bhavani Bye-pass Road, LAKSHMI NAGAR, Erode-638 316.
In the afternoon session a special meeting of Circle office bearers will be held on important organisational matters and we felicitate com.D.Subramanian AGM (Admn and HR) Erode SSA on his retirement on this occassion. All our members are invited to attend the meeting. All the Circle office bearers and office beares in the nearby SSA requested to attend the meeting and make the occassion successfully. The arrival and departure may be intimated to Com. Manian DS in advance.
13.03.2014: LDCE- JTO to SDE Electrical- Results
JTO Electrical to SDE Electrical LDCE (33 % quota held on 24-11-13) result declared.
08.03.2014: Womens' Day :
"A very happy women’s day!
Truly proud to be a woman who is a symbol of
GOD’s Shakti, Love, Compassion, Dignity, Strength & so on….
the list of her qualities is endless.
So hats off to all women of the world!
06.03.2014: Junior Accounts officer under both 40% and 10% quota - corrigendum:
'In Para 1.1 of Annexure to the letter ‘The examination will consist of 2 papers having two parts each’ may be read as under: “The examination will be of objective type with negative marking and it will consist of 2 papers having two parts each.”
28.02.2014: CHQ NEWS: 7th Central Pay Commission
The union Cabinet today gave its approval to the Terms of Reference of 7th Central Pay Commission.-- "'The Commission will make its recommendations within 18 months of the date of its constitution. It may consider, if necessary, sending interim reports on any of the matters as and when the recommendations are finalised. The decision will result in the benefit of improved pay and allowances as well as rationalization of the pay structure in case of Central Government employees and other employees included in the scope of the 7th Central Pay Commission."
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27.02.2014: Revised scheme and syllabus for LICE for JAO :
BSNL has circulated the Revised Scheme and Syllabus for LICE for JAO under 40% and 10% quota
26.02.2014: Fresh VC called for SDE to DE:
Circle office has called for FRESH VCs for the purpose of promotion in the cadre of AGM/DE on regular basis for the vacancy year 2013-14.
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22.02.2014: Fresh VC called for JTO to SDE -67% seniority cum fitness Promotion:
Today our Circle office has called for FRESH VCs in TN CIRCLE INTRANET. All District Secretaries are requested to pursue the same at SSA level and arrangement to send it immediately to send it to circle office so that circle office can send the VCs in proper time to corporate office . This is most urgent.
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19.02.2014: Hospitals List in Chennai for TN Circle
Circle office has circulated a list of hospitals authorised for taking treatment on payment basis at Chennai for Tamilnadu Circle.
17.02.2014: Suggestions Box launched in our CHQ site:
CHQ has introduced a new column in our CHQ site as "Suggestion Box" where the visitors of this website can put in their constructive suggestions on various efforts to strengthen BSNL to be taken by BSNL management. The suggestions are started pouring in and the response is amazing. All are requested to use the suggestions box and share their views.
16.02.2014: MEDIA NEWS: Mobile tariffs may rise on high bids for spectrum
" Your mobile bill may soon go up with top telecom companies such as Bharti AirtelBSE 0.86 % and Vodafone bidding aggressively to bag spectrum in a government auction that assured the cash-strapped exchequer of as much as Rs 61,000 crore."
12.02.2014: MEDIA NEWS: Customers Think Vodafone and BSNL are the Best :
"The level of satisfaction of telecom customers in the state is high, reveals a report by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). The report of the independent agencies engaged for customer satisfaction survey of telecom services, released on January 30 by TRAI, places Vodafone in number one position in terms of customer satisfaction followed by BSNL and Airtel"
12.02.2014: MEDIA NEWS: Customers Think Vodafone and BSNL are the Best :
"The level of satisfaction of telecom customers in the state is high, reveals a report by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). The report of the independent agencies engaged for customer satisfaction survey of telecom services, released on January 30 by TRAI, places Vodafone in number one position in terms of customer satisfaction followed by BSNL and Airtel"
11.02.2014: 3G and GPRS facility:
Circle office has issued orders regarding 3G and GPRS facility to extend to all officers in the level of JTO and equvalent cadres in finance wing also. The facility is extended for 6 months ie. up to 31-07-2014
07.02.2014: CONDUCT OF MEMBERSHIP VERIFICATION OF BSNL EXECUTIVES' ASSOCIATIONS:
CHQ News: CHQ writes a letter to GM (SR) on conducting membership verfication of BSNL Executives' Associations. In our letter we had requested that, “All participating associations should be extended equal facilities with the two associations already enjoying the facilities at least for one year prior to the date of verification through secret ballot. This is for the sake of equality and justice and also to allow level playing field to all. Otherwise, it will be an uneven competition."
05.02.2014: DE regular postings:
Circle office has issued orders for Promotion in the grade of AGM/DE on regular basis and posted for Karaikudi and Tuticorin SSAs
04.02.2014:CHQ NEWS: MERGER OF BSNL AND MTNL
BSNL has called for the views of all unions and associations on different aspects of merger of BSNL and MTNL. Please go through the document and submit your views to firstname.lastname@example.org
01.02.2014: AIBSNLOA Trichy District conducted a Seminar 'BSNL-Opportunities and Threats" :
On 30-01-2014 our Trichy District AIBSNLOA comrades conducted a seminar on the subject BSNL ‘s opportunity and threats. GM Trichy, Shri Meikandamanickam (CFA) participated and delivered his valuable speech on this occasion. As part of the meeting our active member com.S.Viswanathan was felicitated on his retirement party. Circle Secretary Com K.Rajasekaran, AGS Com .R.R.Balasubramanian participated in the meeting. Com S.Kamaraj Trichy DS and other Trichy District comrades deleivered their speech. A wide coverage was done by the press media in Distirct and at state level . The details and photos on this seminar can be seen on Trichy SSA’s site.
31.01.2014: Membership verification among BSNL Executives :
CHQ writes to GM (SR) on electronic device for conduct of membership verification among BSNL Executives. "Voting in uncontrolled environment like voting from office or home through personal computer, voting through mobile or any common device and recording the votes on different dates and times cannot be accepted on any account. In short, the procedure should be such that the electronic device replaces only the paper ballot, keeping intact all the procedures and precautions involved in the paper-ballot voting"
29.01.2014: CEC at Karaidudi :
The third CEC of AIBSNLOA was conducted at Karikudi on 28-1-2014 in a magnificient manner. The CEC was very successful and many useful dicussions were deliberative.
Felicitations to our veteran leaders Com. Boopathi and six others who retired recently done on this occassion. The fantastic arrangements made by the Karaikudi comrades was appreciated by all. The photos and details will be uploaded shortly.
24.01.2014: Instructors for JAO Phase II Training :
Circle office has called for volunteers among Finance & Accounts executives to work as Instructors for JAO Phase II Induction course (5 weeks).
22.01.2014: CIRCLE OFFICE ORDERS :
2. Looking after arrangement in the grade of DE
1. Looking after arrangement in the grade of JAG
21.01.2014: CEC Karaikudi :
The venue of the third CEC at Karaikudi on 28-1-2014 is :"KRISHNA KALYANA MAHAL, NEAR KRISHNAN KOVIL, KALLUKATTI WEST, KARAIKUDI. The Agenda will be issued latter. After the CEC we have the opportunity to felicitate our beloved Com.R.Boopathy, Veteran leader and all are invited on this occassion. The journey and halt details are to be sent to Com.Kumar DS KKD (9486102050) and Com. Ramanathan Circle Vice President (9486100572).
21.01.2014: Post Graduate Diploma in Telecom Technolgy and Management by BSNL and University of Hyderabad :
BSNL and University of Hyderabad jointly offer an one year PG Diploma in Telecom Technology and Management course (PGDTTM). This course is a right mix of Technology, Finance and Management.
This powerful course will empower the entry level technical executives to the higher middle / higher level posts. BSNL employees and their wards can utilize the opportunity. The brochure,prospectus and applications are also furnished.
18.01.2014: JAO Phase II Training :
Order for phase II training for 26 JAOs in Tamilnadu Circle is issued. The training will commence at RGMTTC, Chennai from 03-02-2014 for Five weeks
17.01.2014: CHQ News -- CMD appreciated our initiative in observing Translate Strategy Day:
GS and AGS (HQ) met CMD yesterday and thanked him for the Board approval to amend BSNLMS RR, raising the STS quota for seniority cum fitness from 50% to 75% and requested him to ensure that the additional posts are filled by giving regular promotion as STS to eligible Executives. CMD assured that he will give instructions to the concerned officers in this regard.
Then we requested CMD to consider the requests of Executives of Chennai Telephones for retention in Chennai Telephones on their promotion as DE Adhoc. We also requested that the Executives belonging to Chennai Telephones, Tamilnadu Circle and Karnataka Circle, who have been given retention upto 31.3.2014 may be permanently retained in their parent circles. CMD remarked that there was more number of vacancies in other circles than these circles which is the reason for their posting to other circles. However he agreed to examine our request.
CMD appreciated our initiative in observing Translate Strategy Day and wanted our full co-operation in his efforts to reviving BSNL.
Then GS and AGS (HQ) met GM (Restg) and discussed the issue of finalisation of E2 & E3 scales for JTOs & SDEs.Further they discussed with ED (Finance) and requested him to find a way out of the present stalemate in conducting DPC for promotion to AO grade. Indetails, please see our CHQ site.
16.01.2014: CHQ News -- Meeting with GM (Estt):
GS and AGS (HQ) met GM (Estt) today and conveyed our views on yesterday's meeting on
Pension for BSNL recruited employees.
GM (Estt) said that he will supply the contents of the powerpoint presentation made by him in yesterday's meeting for our comments and views. We requested him to take an early decision on
regular appointment as JTO of TTAs officiating as JTO.
GM (Estt) assured that JTO Recruitment Rules are proposed to be modified for enabling their regular appointment and the draft RR will be circulated in a few days for our comments and suggestions. We requested him to expedite decision on
grace marks in order to meet the situation wherein no one has passed the LICE held in Kolkata Telephones.
GM (Estt) said that the Management was thinking of holding another LICE after notifying the revised JTO RR. As far as the issue of
revised pay scales for Rajbasha Adhikari,
which is under consideration by the committee on restructuring of Hindi cadres, we requested GM (Estt) to ensure that the committee submits is report immediately or else to find out an alternate for early settlement of the issue. GM (Estt) has agreed to take up the issue with all concerned.
15.01.2014: CEC Karaikudi-Notice :
CS has issued notice to the concerned that the Third Circle Executive Committee Meeting of AIBSNLOA, Tamilnadu Circle, will be held on 28.1.2014 (Tuesday) at Karaikudi .
14.01.2014: REPORTS ON'TRANSLATE STRATEGY DAY' - 8.1.2014:
Translate Strategy Day conducted successfully in SSAs/Branches as per the call given by CHQ. Our Tamilnadu Circle office Branch conducted the meeting at Annasalai CGMs office. STR Branch memebrs also attended in the meeting. The participants gave valuable suggestions. As per the reports received from SSAs Trichy, Coimbatore, Erode,Kumbakonam and Madurai SSAs conducted the meeting. The other District Secretaries are requested to send their report to CS immediateley so as to send the consolidated report to the CHQ.
08.01.2014: IDA rate w.e.f. 1.1.2014 :
DPE has issued orders revising IDA w.e.f.1.1.2014 from 85.5% to 90.5%.
08.01.2014:'TRANSLATE STRATEGY DAY' ON 8.1.2014
According to reports received from SSAs, Translate Strategy Day has been successfully observed in all Branches. A report on the meeting at Circle office Branch and other Branches will will be published shortly.
06.01.2014: 3rd CEC at KARAIKUDI :
The 3rd Circle Executive Committee meeting will be held at Karaikudi on 28th January 2014. The venue of the meeting will be intimate latter. All Circle Office bearers, CWC Members, CEC Members, Branch Presidents/ Secretaries are requested to organize well in advance for their journey to make it convenient. On this occassion we honour beloved Com.Boopathi ,our veteran leader who retired on 31st December 2013.
05.01.2014: 'TRANSLATE STRATEGY DAY' ON 8.1.2014 :
All District Secrearies are requested to make earnest preparation for observing 8.1.2014 as 'TRANSLATE STRATEGY DAY' by holding meetings. Banners, Posters and Notices may be displayed prominently. Circle and Branch office-bearers are to study the proposals given by the Management and explain the details in the meeting. Serious discussions on implementing the proposals found workable and offering alternate/additional suggestions in a constructive manner should be the aim of the meeting.
Difficulties faced in the field may be listed out separately so that the Management may be requested to make suitable adjustments in its strategy. The design of the banner being displayed in BSNL Corporate Office is given here as a model. Branches can create designs on their own. A short Note on the issues to be discussed has been provided here to help the Circle and District/Branch Office-bearers.
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02.01.2014: OBSERVE 'TRANSLATE STRATEGY DAY' ON 8.1.2014 :
Our members are aware of the details of the ‘Awareness Session on Growth and Development of BSNL ‘ held at BSNL Corporate Office on 30.11.2013 and the details were published in our CHQ Website.
In view of the above, the staff unions and executives' associations have been asked to give their constructive and practical suggestions to BSNL.
Our CHQ calls upon the branches to observe January 8, 2014 as 'TRANSLATE STRATEGY DAY'by holding General Body meeting of all the Branches on that day discussing the contents of the power-point presentation and recording the views and suggestions of the members..
All the District Secretaries should ensure that the meeting takes at a convenient place in all their SSAs/Units on 8.1.2014. The discussion, primarily on to the points (25 points) shown in the CHQ circular in the CHQ website on 26-12-2013. The out come of the meeting is to be compiled and sent to the mail IDs "email@example.com" and "firstname.lastname@example.org".
01.01.2014: Meeting with Officers on New Year :
CS along with circle office bearers and DS Circle office met the CGM , PGM (F) and GM Admin met at their offices and exchanged New year greetings. Our office beares also met the CGM STR and GM Hqrs at STR office and greeted them and they also reciprocate. Some of the long pending issues were also discussed at STR and we get the positive note.
01.01.2014: CGM Message on New Year 2014:
........I congratulate and thank all of you for your tireless efforts to bring Tamilnadu Circle with 5% increase in revenue growth accounting for Rs.70 crore increase in revenue compared to last year.........
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28.12.2013: OBSERVE 'TRANSLATE STRATEGY DAY' ON 8.1.2014:
'Now that BSNL Management has spelt out its strategy, it is important to translate it throughout the organization. At the same time, the Management should be made aware of ‘real’ field conditions so as to make adjustments in its strategy. Therefore the CHQ calls upon the branches to
observe January 8, 2014 as 'TRANSLATE STRATEGY DAY'
by holding General Body meeting of all the Branches on that day, discussing the contents of the power-point presentation and recording the views and suggestions of the members.'
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21.12.2013: MOU with Union Bank of India :
BSNL CO has signed MOU with Union Bank of India for various retail Loan schemes to BSNL Employees.
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19.12.2013: Growth of BSNL-Implementation of Suggestion of Unions/Associations:
BSNL CO has issued orders to implement the suggestions of Unions and Associatiion given in the Awareness session on growth and development of BSNL
18.12.2013: Incentive for acquiring fresh higher qualification:
BSNL CO has clarified that BSNL employees who have acquired higher qualification after 1.10.2000 but have not claimed the incentive may make a claim within six months from the date of issue of this clarification
18.12.2013: CHQ NEWS.....CHQ writes to Sr.General Manager (Pers) on Promotion from JTO (T) to SDE (T) under seniority cum fitness quota:
"our concern lies with the fact that JTOs who have been appointed during the years 1994 to 1998 are still awaiting their promotion as SDEs. It is unfortunate that their right to be promoted has been put into question due to one or other court case."
17.12.2013:Date of joining in respect of AGM/DE(T) on Regular :
Circle office has circulated the names of 23 Executives in respect of whom the date of joining as DE Regular have not yet been received from some of the SSAs.
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17.12.2013:Restricted Holidays for Tamilnadu Circle 2014 :
Circle office has issued a letter that the list of RESTRICTED HOLIDAYS for the year2014 to be observed by all the Administrative and Operative offices of BSNL, TN Circle.
09.12.2013:Promotion of JTOs to the grade of SDE (Telecom) in B.S-N.L. against 33% Competitive quota modification in serial numbers after change/correction in eligibility year in the result :
Due to correction in eligibility years, BSNL CO has modified the serial numbers of in respect of nine JTOs.
07.12.2013:Guidelines for alloting quarters to Retired employess BSNL/DOT :
Based on the instructions of BSNL Circle office has issued the guidelines and instructions for allotting the vacant quarters to retired employess of BSNL/DOT/and their family members
05.12.2013:LA arrangemnt in AO grade:
Circle office has called for options from the eligible JAOs to lookafter as AOs through looking after arrangement.
02.12.2013:PROVISION OF MOBILE HANDSETS TO JAG AND ABOVE LEVEL OFFICERS:
BSNL CO has issued orders discontinuing the existing system of providing Blackberry handsets to JAG and above level officers and reverting to the old system of reimbursing the cost of GSM mobile handsets once in three years.
02.12.2013: AWARENESS SESSION ON GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF BSNL:
As scheduled, the 'Awareness session on growth and development of BSNL' was held on 30.11.2013 at 9th floor, Bharat Sanchar Bhawan, New Delhi. GS and AGS(HQ) attended the session on behalf of AIBSNLOA. After the opening speech by GM(SR), Director (HR), Director (F) and CMD addressed the participants. In his address Director(HR) placed emphasis on increasing the revenue by providing quality and efficient service to the customers. Director(F) requested that every employee of BSNL should act as a DSA and try to sell BSNL products. CMD BSNL in his speech said that the session was meant for dissemination of details of strategic initiatives planned to all the unions and associations in order that all of us work together for revival of BSNL. He said that this is only a beginning and in future too such sessions will be held to generate a deep sense of involvement of all the employees. Business verticals-wise presentation was then made by each GM/PGM. The staff unions and executives' associations have been asked to give their constructive and practical suggestions. This session is a welcome change in the approach of the BSNL Management realising that development is not possible without involving one and all. Never before the Management has shared so much details and its future plans with the representatives of the employees. The power point presentation provides voluminous statistics on our revenue & expenditure in all business verticals, efforts to be taken to increasing revenue, strengthening sales channels, tariff management in accordance with the present trend in the industry, increasing VAS and DATA market, reducing OPEX, introducing non-conventional energy solutions, BSNL's role in NOFN, the NGN, initiatives to improve customer experience, improving performance orientation, rationalisation/reorganisation of SSAs etc. A lot of reading and understanding of the issues is required before we respond with our suggestions. For the time being, we request all the Executives in general and our members in particular to download the document and have a thorough reading, atleast in parts.
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29.11.2013: CIRCLE OFFICE ORDERS :
Posting of JTO to SDE 67% left out cases of DPC 2011
28.11.2013: CIRCLE OFFICE ORDERS :
Posting of JTO Instructors at RGMTTC
26.11.2013: Cancellation of JTO to SDE LDCE (2012)postings :
BSNL CO has issued a letter to cancel the posting orders of the JTOs who refused the promotion vide the posting orders under 33% LDCE (2012)
25.11.2013:Transfer and Postings for SDEs to RTTC Chennai :
BSNL CO has issued inter-circle transfer orders from Tamilnadu Circle to RTTC, Chennai on own cost basis to five SDEs (T)
24.11.2013: KUMBAKONAM CEC:
The second CEC was held at PLA Residency Kumbakonam in a very grand manner on 23-11-2013 . CHQ Office bearers , Circle office bearers, District Secretaries and other CEC members have attended the CEC. In the morning the Annual Geneal Body Meeting of Kumbakonam SSA was conducted and the new office bearers were elected unanimously. Com.R.Elamvazhuthi (SDE Nagapattinam), Com.R.J.Christpher (SDE Mayiladuthurai), and S.Arokiasamy (SDE Kumbakonam) were elected as President, Secretary and Finance Secretary respectively.
Then CEC started under the presidentship of Com.R.Damodharan . Circle Secretary Com.K.Rajasekaran explained the deliberations took place in first CWC at New Delhi and our active participation in the CWC. The activities and issues taken place at the circle level were summarised and clarified wherever it is called for. All the CHQ and Circle office bearers spoke on the occasion and shred their thoughts and gave their valuable ideas /suggestions to face the ensuing Membership verification . All the delegates were actively participated in the CEC throughout the session. The sumptuous lunch arranged by the host branch for the participants and the same was appreciated by one and all.
In the afternoon session, our AGS , Com.R.R.Balasubramanian gave an inspiring speech on various organizational and service issues. All the Circle and District office bearers actively participated in the deliberation and shares their views on our organizational matters and service welfare matters. Veteran Leader Com VS also attended the meeting and gave valuable suggestion for the development of BSNL and for the growth of AIBSNLOA. The function ended with vote of thanks by Com. M.S.Radhakrishnan, ACS .
21.11.2013: AWARENESS SESSION ON GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF BSNL:
AIBSNLOA has received a request from BSNL to attend the Awareness Session on growth and development of BSNL scheduled to be held on 30th November 2013 at Corporate office.
CIRCLE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING (II) & AGB Kumbakonam SSA
NEW DELHI- CWC -VIEW CWC PHOTOS
VENUE: PLA RESIDENCY (OPP To Railway Station)
NEW DELHI- CWC -VIEW OPEN HOUSE PHOTOS
Circle office has issued a letter for granting Special CL for attending the Second Circle Executive Committee Meeting of AIBSNLOA, Tamilnadu Circle, to be held on 23.11.2013 (Saturday) at Kumbakonam. All Circle Office bearers, CWC Members, CEC Members, Branch Presidents/ Secretaries are requested to attend the Meeting positively and apply for special CL
19.11.2013: ITS case at Hon PCAT, New Delhi::
It is learnt that the matter was listed for hearing on 18.11.2013. The Counsel for the Respondents sought time to file and hence the Ld. Bench gave an opportunity to file a Reply and therefore has adjourned the matter to 17.01.2014.
18.11.2013: New rule lowers HRA exemption claim limit:
'The central government has lowered the exemption limit for reporting the rent received. Salaried taxpayers claiming HRA exemption and paying a rent of over Rs 1 lakh per year have to give landlord's PAN (permanent account number). Till now, if the total rent paid was less than Rs 15,000 a month there was no need to submit the landlord's PAN details. The new rule effectively lowers the rent limit from Rs 15,000 a month to Rs 8,333 per month for claiming HRA exemption without making any disclosures.'
16.11.2013: List of Empanelment Hospitals in Tamilnadu Circle :
Circle office has circulated the list of hospitals for empanelment/renewal empanelment under BSNL MRS in Tamilnadu circle.
16.11.2013: LA arrangement in the grade of AO :
Circle office has issued looking after arrangement for JAOs in Tamilnadu circle in the grade of AO.
14.11.2013: REGULAR PROMOTION TO DE/AGM GRADE: :
BSNL CO has issued promotion and posting orders to 55 executives as DE on regular basis.
13.11.2013: CHQ News:
CHQ WRITES TO SR.GM (PERS) REGARDING THE GUIDELINES ISSUED BY BSNL TO DEAL WITH REFUSAL OF PROMOTION:
'These guidelines are clear violation of the DoP&AR O.M. No. No.1/3/69-Estt(D) dated 22nd November, 1975 stipulating the Policy to be followed in case where persons refuse promotion to a higher grade. According to this O.M., no fresh offer of appointment on promotion should be made in such cases for a period of six months from the date of refusal of first promotion and this policy will not apply where adhoc promotions against short-term vacancies are refused.'
12.11.2013: Change in Holiday on "Muharam" :
The Holiday on Muharam day is changed from 14-11-2013 to 15-11-2013 as seen on the orders issued by circle office.
11.11.2013: JAO 10% RESULTS :
The results of JAO 10% internal competitive examinations for Senior Accountants and Junior Accountants are released .
11.11.2013: Holidays for the year 2014:
Circle Office has declared the Closed holidays for Administrative and Operative offices the year 2014 for Tamilnadu Circle.
08.11.2013: CHQ News:
CHQ writes to PGM (BW) on Discrepancy in BSNL MS RR in respect of SDE grade of Civil/Electrical/Architecture wing in BSNL - Denial of promotion to EE grade in respect of non-graduates:
'We request you to kindly ensure that a decision is taken early so that amendment to BSNL MS RR is issued providing relaxation in Educational Qualifications to the SDEs of Civil/Electrical/Architect wings for promotion to Executive Engineer grade.'
CHQ writes to CMD BSNL regarding inclusion of 119 candidates dropped in the revised results of SDE (T) LDCE held on 4.3.2012:
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'We are not able to understand as to why BSNL does not show empathy with the situation faced by these candidates who were earlier declared successful and why it is hesitant to include their names in the revised results, when there is sufficient number of vacancies to accommodate them. If the hesitation of the Management is regarding the seniority to be assigned to these candidates in case their names are included, it can very well approach Hon’ble PCAT, Delhi for clarification.'
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08.11.2013: Option to work in West bengal circle:
BSNL has called for options in the grade of SDEs to work in West Bengal Circle preferably on own cost.
05.11.2013: Notification for Kumbakonam CEC:
CS notified that the Second Circle Executive Committee Meeting of AIBSNLOA, Tamilnadu Circle, will be held on 23.11.2013 (Saturday) at Kumbakonam. All Circle Office bearers, CWC Members, CEC Members, Branch Presidents/ Secretaries are requested to attend the Meeting positively. Detailed programme/ agenda will be circulated at the venue before the start of the Meeting.
01.11.2013: Guidelines on refusal of promotion:
BSNL CO has issued new guidelines stating that refusal of promotion by the employee cannot be construed as a right and its acceptance by the Competent Authority can also not be taken for granted.
30.10.2013: Looking after arrangement in the grade of JAG:
Circle office has issued orders for two AGMs in the grade of Regular STS to Look after as DGM in the grade of JAG.
30.10.2013: Looking after arrangement in the grade of SDE:
Circle office has issued order for Looking after arrangment as SDEs for 5 JTOs at Erode SSA
29.10.2013: CHQ News- Meeting with GM (Establishment) and GM (Pers):
GS and AGS(HQ) met GM (Establishment) and GM (Pers) on 25.10.2013 and discussed the important issues like JTO to SDE promotion,Regular appointment of TTAs officiating as JTOs,E2/E3 scale to JTOs/ SDEs, Promotion to DE grade,STS to DGM Promotion and Retention/ allotment to nearby circle etc.,The out come of the discussions can be seen in our CHQ website.
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29.10.2013: 2nd CEC at Kumbakonam on 23-11-2013 :
The second Circle Executive Committee meeting will be held at Kumbakonam on 23rd November 2013. The venue of the meeting will be intimate latter. All Circle Office bearers, CWC Members, CEC Members, Branch Presidents/ Secretaries are requested to organize well in advance for their journey to make it convenient.
28.10.2013: Looking After arrangement in the grade of JAG
Circle Office has issued orders for looking after arrangment in the grade of JAG.
28.10.2013: DE REGULAR POSTING ORDERS -TAMILNADU CIRCLE
Circle Office has issued DE Regular promotion orders for 63 Adhoc DEs for Tamilnadu Circle.
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25.10.2013: DE REGULAR POSTING ORDERS
BSNL has issued DE Regular promotion orders for 470 Adhoc DEs.
23.10.2013: Pay fixation issues relating to EPP:
Circle Office has issued a letter on Pay fixation issues relating to EPP and Officiating spell to keep the earliar orders in abeyance till further orders .
22.10.2013: Preparatory work for ensuing CPC for promotion from AGM/DE(T)(Regular) to DGM(T) (Adhoc):
Circle Office has circulated the list of AGMs/DEs for updating of ACRs / APAR and screening committee report in connection with promotion to the grade of DGM(T) on adhoc-basis.
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19.10.2013: Circle Office Orders :
Transfer in the grade of AOs.
Approaval of extension for temporary transfer for wasting cadre officials working in Circle Office .
19.10.2013: PROMOTION TO SDE (T) GRADE UNDER 67% SENIORITY-CUM-FITNESS QUOTA :
Our CHQ discussed on this issue with concerned authorities, it is learnt that holding of DPC for promotion to SDE (T) grade under 67% seniority -cum-fintess quota is possible only after vacation of stay imposed by Kerala CAT. We have requested immediate action by BSNL to vacate the stay.
17.10.2013: Volunteers called for ITPC for ERP :
BSNL CO has called for volunteers from SDEs to work in "National ERP Implementation Unit" under ITPC for the roll out of ERP Project.
15.10.2013: REVISION OF IDA W.E.F.1.10.2013:
BSNL CO has endorsed DoPT orders revising IDA to 85.5% w.e.f.1.10.2013..
15.10.2013: LDCE FOR PROMOTION TO SDE (E) GRADE - CIRCULATION OF VACANCIES:
BSNL CO has circulated the year-wise vacancies for the LDCE for promotion to SDE (E).
14.10.2013: Volunteers as faculty members in the grade of SDEs for RGMTTC:
Circle office issued the notification for volunteers as faculty members in the grade of SDEs for RGM TTC to appear before the Departmental Selection Committee in connection with the Selection of Faculty Members for RGMTTC, Chennai on 23 /10/2013 at 11.00 AM in the Chamber of CGM.
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10.10.2013: Looking After arrangement in the grade of SDEs:
Circle office issued orders for looking arrangement for 26 JTOs in the grade of SDE (T)s .
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09.10.2013: Gradation list of AAO/JAO :
The Provisional Seniority List in the Grade of AAOs/ JAOs in BSNL has been prepared and updated upto JAO(Deptl.)- 2006 Batch (appointed against both 40% and 10% quota) for verification.
08.10.2013:CHQ Report : New Delhi CWC Report :
The first Central working committee meeting of AIBSNLOA, after the AIC held in Trichy, was conducted on 29th and 30th September 2013 at New Delhi. The CWC meeting commenced on 29.09.2013 at CTO Auditorium, Eastern Court Compound New Delhi. More than 100 comrades including 17 Circle Secretaries, CHQ Office-bearers, CWC members, Circle Presidents and front line activists of many circles participated in the meeting. The meeting began with hoisting of association flag in Eastern Court complex by the First General Secretary Com. V.P.Arya. Com. K.Balasubramanian, CHQ President addressed the gathering. Slogans on important issues pertaining to BSNL and its Executives rent the air.
Com.K.Balasubramanian, CHQ President presided over the CWC meeting. Com. V.P. Arya, founder GS of AIBSNLOA declared the CWC meet open. Com. G.P. Gupta, Circle President of BSNL CO Circle delivered the welcome address. Bouquet of roses was also presented by the BSNL CO Circle to the entire participant. After self-introduction by the participants, the President in his opening remarks briefly mentioned the developments after the AIC. He also appreciated BSNL CO circle for the magnificent arrangement made for this CWC meet.The CWC meeting continued on the second day after the Open Session at the same venue where the Open Session was held. Finance Secretary submitted a draft finance report. Resolutions were passed on important issues. The meeting concluded with Vote of Thanks by Com.V.Gurumoorthy, CHQ Finance Secretary. The participants were all praise for the excellent arrangements made for the conduct of the meeting.
The reports of the circle secretaries followed. The Circle Secretaries in their report narrated about the circle activities, pending cases and their efforts to increase membership and opening of new branches in their circles. All the Circle secretaries appreciated the efforts taken by CHQ in solving the various issues and activities of CHQ at BSNL Corporate Office. While summing up the CS reports, GS explained the status of various issues and requested the participants to put in their best to strengthen the organisation.
Then, the GS placed his report before the House with a request to have detailed discussions over it so as to arrive at methodologies to resolve the various pending issues. In-depth discussions were held on the subjects covered in the Report which included fitment benefit of 78.2% with arrears and revision of pension to those who retired before 10.6.2013, approval of E2/E3 scales for JTOs/SDEs and their equivalents, anomalies arising out of Executive Promotion Policy, issues related to recent promotion orders to DE (Adhoc) such as posting the senior Executives of Chennai Telephones who had to decline promotion in 2010 and have been again posted to other circles and retention of juniors while seniors are still waiting for their retention, BSNL pension scheme, membership verification etc. All the participants appreciated that the report covered all the issues and there was nothing to add or modify.
OPEN SESSION : The open session on the occasion of CWC meet of AIBSNLOA was held at Constantia Hall, YWCA of Delhi, Ashoka Road, New Delhi on 30.09.2013. Shri N.K.Gupta, Director(CFA), BSNL was the Chief Guest and Shri K.C.G.K.Pillai Director(F), BSNL & Shri Anupam Shrivastava Director (CM) were the Guests of Honour. CHQ President Com.K.Balasubramanian presided over the function. Shri R.C.Arya, GM (IT – CFA), Shri Rajiv singh, GM (CA), Shri Ram shakal, CLO, Com.V.P.Arya, former GS and Com.S.Basu our mentor were on the dais. Com.A.Khan, CS SNEA BSNL CO Circle, Com.Mantosh Singh, VP, AIGETOA and Com.N.D.Ram, SEWA BSNL were present in response to our invitation. Shri Neeraj Verma, GM (SR) had sent a Greetings message. Other senior officers of BSNL CO had conveyed their inability to participate due to their preoccupation in the AGB of BSNL held on the eve of BSNL Day on 1st October.
The Open Session started with lighting of the lamp by all the dignitaries present on the dais. Com K. Balasubramanian President AIBSNLOA welcomed everyone and delivered a short but sharp Presidential address.
Com. Rakesh Sethi GS, AIBSNLOA in his key note address elaborated on the tumultuous years faced by Indian Telecom industry where cut throat competition resulted in financial loss to all the operators and the signs of a revival visible at present, AIBSNLOA’s considered views on revival of BSNL’s finance and various HR issues to be settled by BSNL Management and appealed to the Management to resolve the issues as soon as possible to avoid frustration among the executives.
Shri K.C.G.K.Pillai, Director (F) in his address explained with statistics, the present financial position of BSNL. He said that the mantra for reduction of expenditure and increase of revenue should be in the minds of the executives and non-executives.
Shri Anupam Shrivastava, Director (CM) suggested that all should forget their differences and work united as a team to overcome todays' situation. He also expressed gratitude for inviting him and said that he will be happy to attend any such function in the future too. He explained about the future plans of expansion of BSNL’s Mobile network. He believed that by working together and working hard, BSNL can regain its lost glory.
Shri N K Gupta, Director (CFA), BSNL Board and Chief Guest of the function, in his address, wished the CWC meet all success. He appreciated the Keynote address delivered by GS, AIBSNLOA on this occasion. He explained about the future plans of BSNL in the segment of fixed lines. He said that BSNL is in the process of converting all the present analog/digital switches into NGN so that disconnection can be arrested. He also spoke about the expansion of FTTH and efforts being taken by BSNL to increasing business, revenue and customer base. Director (CFA) also inaugurated CHQ’s new site.
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Com.S.Basu in his speech explained how BSNL and DoT have betrayed its employees as well as retired employees by denying payment of arrears for fixation benefit amounting to 78.2%. He said that DoT had let down its own retired employees by denying the benefit of 78.2% fixation and pension revision to those who retired after 1.1.2007 but before 10.6.2013.
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08.10.2013: KUMBAKONAM SSA ACHIEVED IN UDAAN ACTIVITIES :
Kumbakonam SSA has recorded SECOND RANK in All India in Udaan activities . Shri.S.Arokiasamy , Our AIBSNLOA Kumbakonam District Finance Secretary , is the person who lead the team is the instrumental behind this acheivement. We congratulate him and his team for this achievement.( His Mobile No. 9486102135)
03.10.2013: Increase in IDA with effect from 01-10-2013 :
According to calculations based on All India Consumer Price Index for June, July and August 2013, IDA is to increase by 6.6% w.e.f. 1.10.2013 from 78.9% to 85.5%.
29.09.2013: CWC at New Delhi :
The first CWC was conducted at New Delhi in a mangnificient manner under the presidentship of Com.K.Balasubramanaian. 19 delegates from various SSAs from Tamilnadu were participated for the CWC. More than 100 delegates were participated from all over India in the first day's deleberation in a very useful way. Other details will be followed shortly.
23.09.2013: Attention to District Secretaries and District Finance Secretaries :
District Secretaries and District Finance secretaries are requested to remit the quota up to September 2013. The donation for CWC meet also to be collected and remit immediately. Since the CWC meet is sheduled on 29 and 30 th of this month, we have to send the quota to CHQ. Please contact our circle Finance secretary for details.
23.09.2013: Regular Promotion to AGM/DE - Vigilance clearance report :
Circle office has called for Vigilance clearance report from SSAs for considering the promotion of the officers for AGM/DE grade on regular basis. District Secretaries are requested to follow up the case.
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20.09.2013: Vishist Sanchar Seva Padak 2013 :
Circle office has announced the Vishist Sanchar Seva Padak 2013 awardees for Tamilnadu Telecom Circle. AIBSNLOA Tamilnadu Circle Congratulats all the awardees.
18.09.2013: Look after arrangement in the grade of AO :
Circle office has circulated the list of eligible JAOs to be posted as AOs on looking after arrangement in Dharmapuri, Karaikudi and Erode SSAs.
16.09.2013:Important and Urgent: Attention to District Secretaries :
All the District secretaries are requested to arrange to collect the donation Rs.200 from all our members and the quota up to September2013 and send to Circle Finance Secretary on or before 20-09-2013 .
11.09.2013: Look after arrangement in the grade of DE :
Circle office has issued Local looking after arrangement for 43 SDEs as DE/AGM.
05.09.2013: Look after arrangement in the grade of DE :
CS writes to CGM to consider our suggestions while issue of order to look after arrangement in the cadre of DE. "The looking after arrangement should be given purely based on the Circle seniority. it is suggested that looking after arrangement for the seniors who have declined and already worked as officiating DEs may be considered for look after, so that mental agony/heart burn of the seniors is avoided.
26.08.2013: LDCE 33 %FOR PROMOTION TO SDE (civil) - Examination on 15-12-2013 :
BSNL has notified for LDCE promotion to SDE (civil) under competitive 33% quota. The date of Examination is 15-12-2013 and the date of filled application to be submitted on 23-09-2013 .
25.08.2013: LDCE 33 %FOR PROMOTION TO SDE (T) VACANCIES :
BSNL has intimated the vacancies for LDCE promotion to SDE (T) under competitive quota 33% for the years from 2010-11 to 2012-13. The vacancies are 2010-11(1287), 2011-12(273) and 2012-13(323)
24.08.2013: Conduct of membership verification of BSNL Executives' Associations:
BSNL has circulated the recommendations of the committee constituted for the Conduct of membership verification of BSNL Executives' Associations, as draft notification. All Circle CHQ office bearers,Circle office bearers and District secretaries are requested to go through the Draft and discuss with our membes and send thier views and sugessions has to be sent Circle Secretary on or before 2100 hrs,26-08-2013 through e-mail only. The mail id of our circle secretary is "email@example.com". Kinldy note that the all the views and suggession are to be compiled by Circle Secretary and sent to General Secretary in time.
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22.08.2013: CWC at New Delhi :
The CWC meeting of our AIBSNLOA is proposed on 29-09-2013 and 30-09-2013 at New Delhi to dicuss important issued. All CHQ/Circle EC members are requested to attend the meeting without fail and make it convenient to attend the meeting. The venue will be intimated shortly.
22.08.2013: CHQ NEWS :
Meeting with Sr.GM (Pers) on 21-08-2013:
(1) Promotion from JTO to SDE under seniority cum fitness quota: Sr.GM (Pers) informed us that CRs have not been received from some of the circles and work for calculation of vacancy is under progress. AGM (P-II), who was present during the meeting, said that he had information that stay to conduct the DPC has been given by Hon'ble CAT Ernakulam. Sr GM(Pers) informed us that notification for holding the LDCE will be issued by the Recruitment Cell soon.
(ii) Promotion from SDE to STS adhoc: We requested Sr GM (Pers) to take necessary action for filling up remaining vacancies in STS (T). Sr GM(Pers) agreed with our proposal and informed us that in this regard necessary instructions will be issued soon. However DGM (Pers-II) said that due to an interim order by the Hon'ble High Court of Madras, the process may be delayed.
21.08.2013: CHQ NEWS :
Meeting with GM (FP) on 20-08-2013:
GS and AGS (HQ) met GM (FP) today and discussed:
1. Promotion to AO grade: GM (FP) informed us that the Standing counsel for Haryana Telecom Circle has communicated that stay no longer exists. Legal opinion has been sought for and DPC work could commence after receipt of legal opinion.
2. Issues related to Postal JAOs: We requested for early settlement of various issues related to Postal JAOs including their seniority and promotion to AO grade. After discussions, GM (FP) agreed to consider our points.
3. Promotion to CAO grade on regular basis: We have requested GM (FP) to cause issue of orders for promotion to CAO grade on regular basis at the earliest.
20.08.2013: Volunteers from SDE (T) for RGM TTC and RTTC Chennai :
Circle Office Tamilnadu Circle and Chennai Telephones have called for volunteers among SDE (T)s as faculty memebers in RGM TTC Meenambakkam and RTTC Maraimalainagar at Chennai. The last date of receipt of applications is 30-08-2013 for RTTC and 20-09-2013 for RGM TTC .
View Order for RGM TTC
View Order for RTTC
20.08.2013: STS regular promotion for Tamilnadu :
Circle Office has issued orders for Promotion from SDE / SR SDE / Adhoc DE to Regular STS for the vacancy year 2009-2010 for Tamilnadu officers.
16.08.2013: STS regular promotion :
BSNL has issued orders for Promotion from SDE / SR SDE / Adhoc DE to Regular STS for the vacancy year 2009-2010 (for 246)
15.08.2013: Modification in the scheme of LDCE for promotion to SDE (E) grade :
BSNL has issued modifications in the minimum pass marks in the written examination for promotion to SDE (E) grade.
14.08.2013: JTOs transfer to Chennai:
Circle office has issued orders for transfer of 7 JTOs to Chennai on their own request.
12.08.2013: Looking after arrangement in the grade of SDE (T)
Circle offie has issued orders to look after the duties of SDE (T)s for 445 JTOs.
Website for Trichy District:
AIBSNLOA Trichy District has launched their website on 06-08-2013 and the address is "http://aibsnloatry.blogspot.in/". The link is given in Tamilnad circle website also.
08.08.2013:SDE modification orders
Circle offie has issued orders for JTO to SDE promotion on modification and posted at Madurai, Coimbatore and Dharmapuri SSAs.
06.08.2013:DE modification orders
Circle offie has issued orders for DE (adhoc) on modification and posted at Tamilnadu circle office.
06.08.2013:JAO posting orders - under 40% quota
The successful candidates under 40% quota of JAO examination who are undergoing
Phase-I induction training at various training Centers are allotted to the circles and they will be posted as JAO by the respective circles on completion of the sucessful training.
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03.08.2013:LICE for promotion from JTO(Elect) to SDE(Elect) under 33% quota
02.08.2013: CHQ NEWS :
Meeting with GM (Rect)::
GS and AGS met GM(Rectt) and requested him to take necessary action with reference to our letter dated 09.07.2013 wherein we had requested inclusion of the names of 119 JTOs who had been declared successful vide BSNL letter dated 4.7.2012 and are not finding a place in the revised list of successful candidates circulated vide BSNL letter dated 28.6.2013 and to thus render justice to them.We pointed out that Hon'ble PCAT Delhi had not issued any direction to remove the names of the candidates who had been declared successful in the first instance but could not make it in the revised list. We also pointed out the two SC judgments discussed by Hon'ble PCAT Delhi in its order which categorically state that all those who were earlier declared as having qualified would also retain their declared status in such circumstances.GM (Rect) informed us that before declaring the revised result, all the precautions have been taken to comply with the PCAT orders. We requested GM(Rect) to examine our request based on the two Supreme Court Judgments. GM(Rectt) agreed to issue necessary direction for examining the points raised in our letter.
01.08.2013: DE ADHOC POSTINGS- Modification :
BSNL has issued a modified posting orders for SDEs on promotions as DEs for Tamilnau circle and Chennai
01.08.2013: Circle office orders :
SDE to DE re-allotment
JTO to SDE re-allotment
JTO to SDE modification
31.07.2013: DE ADHOC POSTINGS- Modification :
Circle office has issued a modified posting orders for SDEs on promotions as DEs at Karaikudi and Nagercoil.
31.07.2013: CHQ NEWS :
Meeting with Director (HR) on 30-07-2013:
GS, along with CHQ FS and Com.BadriNarayanan, ACS of Chennai Telephones met Director (HR) today and raised the issue of retention of SDEs who have been posted on promotion as DE (adhoc) from Chennai Telephones, Tamilnadu and Karnataka circles to other circles. We requested Director (HR) to reconsider the decision of keeping 15% vacant posts in DE grade in these circles. We explained to him that sending out a large number of officers out of circle on promotion also results in shortage in the SDE/Sr.SDE grade in these circles. We specifically requested Director (HR) to reconsider the cases of those SDEs who had declined DE promotion in the year 2010 because they were posted outside their circles but due to their family/ health problem could not join in these circles and ultimately declined their promotion. we also requested to reconsider the cases of female executives, spouse cases and those having serious medical problems. Director (HR) heard the cases in detail, wanted to know the number of such cases and assured us that he will discuss this with Sr.GM (Pers) and try to resolve the issue. To avoid transfering officers from other circles to fill up the shortage in DE grade in some circles, we requested Director (HR) to promote all the officers in the zone of consideration by the present CPC so that the shortage in these circles could be filled without disturbing officers from southern circles. Director (HR) assured us that this proposal could be considered if people avoid court cases. .
30.07.2013: CHQ NEWS :
Meeting with Sr.GM (Pers) on 29-07-2013 - Discussion on retention of SDEs who have been posted on promotion as DE (adhoc):
GS, along with CHQ FS and Com.Badri Narayanan, ACS of Chennai Telephones met Sr.GM (Pers) today and discussed the issue of retention of SDEs who have been posted on promotion as DE (adhoc) from Chennai Telephones, Tamilnadu and Karnataka circles to other circles. We requested Sr.GM(Pers) to reconsider his decision of keeping 15% vacant posts in DE grade in these circles. We explained to him that sending out a large number of officers out of circle on promotion also results in shortage in the SDE/Sr.SDE grade in these circles - thus creating imbalance and operational problems. We also requested him to consider the cases of female executives and those having medical grounds. Sr.GM(Pers) assured us that all the genuine cases will be considered. As far as meeting shortage of DEs in circles like Punjab, Haryana and West Bengal, we suggested that more number of DE posts can be filled by promoting all those who were in the zone of consideration by the present CPC, whereby more officers can be posted to these circles to resolve shortage without the need to transfer and post officers from southern circles.
30.07.2013: DE ADHOC POSTINGS- Modification :
BSNL has issued a modified posting orders for SDEs on promotions as DEs who were posted faraway circles from their home circles and now posted to nearby circles.
26.07.2013: DE ADHOC POSTINGS-STR :
26.07.2013: CHQ NEWS :
CHQ writes to CMD BSNL extending moral support to agitation by AIGETOA:'.
26.07.2013: CHQ NEWS :
CHQ writes to Sr.GM (Est) on Regular appointment as JTOs – case of TTAs officiating as JTOs.
26.07.2013: CHQ NEWS :
CHQ writes to GM (Pers) for modification in posting orders on promotion to DE on adhoc basis.
24.07.2013: Posting on promotion of officers working in various Term Cells: :
BSNL has issued instructions that JTOs/ SDEs presently working in Term Cells of DoT may be retained in the respective units of Term Cells on their promotion to the next cadre.
23.07.2013: Sr GM to CGM on Regular basis :
Heartiest Congratulations to our beloved
CGMT/TN Circle,Shri.Md.Ashraf Khan,ITS,
for getting Regular CGM on promotion and posted to TAMILNADU CIRCLE.
22.07.2013: SDE to DE(Adhoc) promotion-To other circle:
Circle office has issued SDE to DE(Adhoc) promotion order from Tamilnadu to other circles
20.07.2013: SDE to DE(Adhoc) promotion:
Circle office has issued SDE to DE(Adhoc) promotion orders for Tamilnadu circle.AIBSNLOA extends sincere thanks to CGMT, GM/HR and Admin., DGM / HR and all officers and staff concerned
20.07.2013: CHQ News:
A Herculian task accomplished::
After a gap of three long years, orders of promotion to DE on adhoc basis have been issued for 1587 SDEs/Sr.SDEs. The process involved twists and turns with so many court cases till the last moment for staying the CPC, Management's initial recluctance to divert posts from MT quota and collection of revised VC etc. AIBSNLOA and its office-bearers played a crucial role either by impleading in the court cases or by providing supportive documents to those who fought to vacate stay in Chennai CAT, Madras High Court, Jabalpur CAT and later to ensure that no stay is given by Madhya Pradesh High Court. AIBSNLOA's continuous pursuance with the Management for diversion of posts from MT quota is on record. Our Circle Secretaries did their part in early sending of APAR and VC. Finally the task has been accomplished although not to our entire satisfaction. The CPC was conducted to fill up 1860 DEs Posts (OC =1445, SC= 293, ST= 122). Promotion orders have been issued to 1587 officers (OC=1240, SC=249, ST=98). Remaining cases are either unassessed or VC pending cases. We will try our best to get the missing ACRs /VCRs collected and will ensure that left out promotions orders are issued shortly. To equalize the shortage in Circles, about 450 officers on promotion have been posted out of their circles due to non availability of vacant DE posts in their Parent Circles like KTK,CHTD,STR,TN, UP(E) & Inspection Circle etc. We are grateful to Shri. R.K.Upadhyay, CMD, BSNL and Shri A.N.Rai, Director (HR), BSNL for their determination to ensure that the promotion orders are issued at the earliest as assured. We are also thankful to Shri V.K.Singh CVO, BSNL, Shri. A. K. Jain, Sr. GM (Pers.), Shri Neeraj verma GM(SR), Shri Ram shakal CLO(SCT), Shri. Deepak Aggarwal, DGM (Pers.-I), Shri R.K.Verma DGM(Pers-II) Shri. J.Srinivasan, AGM (DPC), Shri. K.K.Surendran, DM(DPC) and all the executives and staff of CPC, CVO and Pers -I section for completing the DPC work in time and issuing the promotion order. AIBSNLOA congratulates all the promoted officers and wishes them All the Best in their new assignment..
20.07.2013: SDE to DE(Adhoc) promotion:
SDE to DE(Adhoc) promotion orders issued today for 1587 SDEs (OC-1240, SC-249 and ST-98)). Last seniority number is OC-18312 ,SC-19791 and ST 30818.303
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18.07.2013: JTO (civil) -Induction training (Last Batch):
CGM ALTTC Ghaziabad has issued a circular that the Last Batch for induction training for JTO Civil "Entry Level training for JTO (C)"will be commenced on 05-08-2013.This will be the last chance for the left out JTOs Civil.
15.07.2013: LDCE Promotion to SDE /JTO and Transfer at STR:
CGM STR has issued a LDCE Promotion for JTO to SDEs and SDEs/JTOs Tranfer orders issued
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View SDE Tranfer orders
15.07.2013: Transfer policy - JTO LDCE PROMOTION TO SDE (T) MODIFIED:
BSNL has issued a modified order for JTO to SDE posting earlier posted to J & K , now to Tamilnadu
15.07.2013: JTO PROMOTION TO SDE MODIFIED:
circle orders has issued a modified order for JTO to SDE posting from Dharmapuri to Cudalore
15.07.2013: Accomodation for NFTE Tamilnadu circle Opened :
Being a recognised union , NFTE Tamilnadu Circle has opened its accomodation provided by the administration at PGM Development office Egmore , Chennai. A number of leaders and memebers were attended, Administration side, CGM GMs and DGMs were participated . The leaders of Other sister unions and Associations were also attended. Our ACS Com.Ravichandranarayanan participated in the function and felicitated.
15.07.2013: JTO TO SDE (T) POSTING AND SDE TRANSFER ORDERS AT STR:
LDCE JTO TO SDE (T) posting orders and SDE (T) transfer orders were issued today at STR. We have requested to consider a genuine case of JTO to SDE posting and tranfer and long pending cases for SDE (T)s. These cases were considered favourably. Our heartfelt thanks to CGM, GM Hqrs and DGM Admn STR.
12.07.2013: Meeting with GM STR:
ACS along with STR District secretary met GM (Head Qrs) STR today and discussed the LDCE SDE (T) Postings and long pending SDE Transfer cases. GM listened our request patiently and the discussion ended with a positive note.
12.07.2013: Demonstration at Trichy on FDI:
AIBSNLOA Trichy District on 10-07-2013 held demonstrations under the presidentship of com. C.Krishnan against the proposal of the telecom commission to increase the foreign direct investment (FDI) limit in telecom sector to 100% and against disinvestment in the Neyveli Lignite Corporation. Com. T.Gunasekaran AIBSNLOA CHQ , Organizing secretary , Com. Sivasurian , Agriculture labour union,Com.S.Palaniappan DS, NFTE, Com. P.Manoharan AIBSNLOA CWC Member Com. U.Ponnuchamy , Vicepresident Tamilnadu Circle, Com. Sundaravel, NFTE , Com. P.Sundaram, Com. S.Kamaraj, AIBSNLOA, District Secretary are the leaders addressed in the meeting.
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11.07.2013: ALLOTMENT OF VACANT QUARTERS TO RETIRED EMPLOYEES:
BSNL has modified the policy and orders for the allotment of vacant quarter to the retired employees of BSNL/DOT
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09.07.2013: CHQ NEWS :
CHQ writes to CMD regarding the Revised results of LDCE for promotion to SDE (T) held on 4.3.2012 :
'We would therefore request you to kindly bestow your immediate attention to this issue and cause inclusion of the names of 119 JTOs who had been declared successful vide BSNL letter dated 4.7.2012 and are not finding a place in the revised list of successful candidates circulated vide BSNL letter dated 28.6.2013 and to thus render justice to them.'
09.07.2013: SDE (T) posting order :
Circle office has issued posting orders for SDE (T) by modifiying the ordes recently passed JTOs as SDE (T) from Karaikudi to Madurai SSA and Kumbakonam to Thanjavur.
09.07.2013: SDE (T) posting order - modified:
Circle office has issued posting orders for SDE (T) by modifiying the ordes recently passed JTOs as SDE (T).
05.07.2013: AGM/DE Transfer and posting order:
Circle office has issued Transfer and posting orders for 2 AGM/DEs for Coimbatore SSA and at Chennai.
05.07.2013: SDE (T) POSTING ORDERS:
Circle office has issued orders for SDE (T) for Tamilnadu Circle.
SDE from other Circle
SDE to other Circle
SDE TN to TN Circle
04.07.2013: LDCE SDE (T) results:
Circle office has endoresed the results of LDCE for promotion to the grade of SDE(T) under 33% quota held on
04-03-2012 based on Hon’ble PBCAT New Delhi.
03.07.2013: DE to DGM (adhoc) Promotion:
Circle office has issued orders for DE to DGM promotion and posting orders for 13 DE/AGMs on adhoc basis.
03.07.2013: Looking arrangement in the grade of DE:
Circle office has issued for 13 SDEs to look after the duties as DEs in Cuddalore Karaikudi and Nilgiris SSAs. .
02.07.2013: Promotion to DGM:
BSNL has issued Promotion and Posting orders of 119 DE/AGMs to the grade of DGM on adhoc basis .
02.07.2013: SDE LDCE RESULTS DECLARED :
LDCE for Promotion to the grade of SDE(T) under 33 percent quota held on 04-03-2012- of result based on Hon ble PBCAT New Delhi is declared. Passed candidates as follows: OC-2442, SC-148 and ST-39.
01.07.2013: Retirement Party of Com. N.Subbiah DGM, Madurai :
A very grand retirement function was held at Madurai on behalf of AIBSNLOA Madurai Branch to one of our senior comrade Sri N.Subbiah . DGM CFA, President of AIBSNLOA Madurai , Who retired on superannuation on 30-06-2013. The meeting was held on 29-06-2013 under the president ship of Com. .Ramachandran AGM (EB) . Com. M. Balasubramanian DS welcomed all the dignitaries and the chief guest Com. N.Subbiah and all members. Com. N Subbiah is very sincere officer who has all along worked for 38 years in various capacities. His interest towards the Tamil Literature is remarkable one, and it was very useful in marketing cell to prepare the pamphlets and advertisements. Com. Chandrasekaran AGM, Com. Tamilchelvan SDE and Com. Malliga SDE have addressed in the meeting and shared their memories and experience had with retired officers during his career and wished him a very happy retired life. The meeting was ended with vote of thanks by Com.N, Kannan. Circle AFS . The initiative of Com.M. Balasubramanian DS and his team, to organize the meeting in a very short time is commendable.
28.06.2013: Increase in IDA rate w.e.f. 1.7.2013:
According to calculations based on AICPI for Industrial Workers for March 2013, April 2013 and May 2013, IDA has increased by 4% from 74.9% to 78.9% w.e.f. 1.7.2013.
28.06.2013: JAO induction training- Phase I:
Circle office has issued for orders for JAO induction training for Departmental candidates against 40% quota from 15-07-2013 at RGMTTC Chennai.
28.06.2013: CHQ News:
CHQ writes to Director (Finance) on Local officiating Promotion to JAO grade :
....Whereas the Group C officials are drawing pay in a lower scale than that of JAO but have to shoulder higher responsibilities of the JAO post. That is why they were given officiating in JAO grade and given the benefit of FR 35. This practice still continues in respect of TTAs officiating as JTOs.' ...
28.06.2013: CHQ News:
CHQ writes to CMD on Uttarakhand flood relief:
'While mourning the loss of hundreds of lives following the unprecedented natural calamity that struck Uttarakhand and also sympathizing with the cause of the people of Uttarakhand who have lost their homes and are now forced to virtually live without proper food, medical facility etc, we feel that it is our bounden duty to contribute to the relief efforts still going on in the State.
27.06.2013: CHQ News:
CHQ Writes to CMD on allowances to pay with 78.2% fitment:
CHQ writes to CMD to review BSNL Order dated 13.06.2013 that all allowances like Medical reimbursement with voucher for outdoor treatment, Professional Up-gradation Allowance and HRA etc may be paid at IDA basic pay with 78.2% fitment with retrospective effect.
25.06.2013: JAO Phase I Training
BSNL has issued orders for JAO Phase I Traning for 4 weeks from 15-07-2013 for Departmental candidates under 40% quotoa
25.06.2013: Incentive award for students :
AIBSNLOA Trichy District conducted a programe and appreciated for those who scored high marks and distributed incentive awards. The awards were sponsored by Com.D.Gnanaiah , veteran leader
21.06.2013: CHQ News:
CHQ writes to CMD BSNL on First time bound up-gradation under Executive promotion policy - request for grant of up-gradation on completion of 4 years in the current IDA pay scale. Further ,CHQ writes to CMD to approve E2 and E3 scales for JTOs/equivalent cadres and SDEs/equivalent cadres wlthout further delay
View letter on time bound Promotion
View letter on E2 and E3 scales
20.06.2013: Looking after arrangement in the grade of Divisional Engineer :
Circle office has issued for looking after arrangement in the grade of Divisinal engineers.
17.06.2013: MOU signed with Oriental Bank of Commerce :
BSNL signed MOU with oriental Bank of commerce on 14-06-2013 for extending various various loans facility to BSNL employees.
15.06.2013: Rotation transfer in the grade of AO/JAO :
circle office has issued order for rototation transfer in the grade of AO/JAO in civil/electrical units .
13.06.2013: Admissibility of allowances like Medical Reimbursement/Professional Upgradation Allowance/HRA:
BSNL has issued orders that all allowances like Reimbursement of medical expenses with vouchers for outdoor treatment, professional upgradation allowance, HRA etc., will continue to be paid at IDA basic pay with 68.8% fitment till further orders.
12.06.2013: DoT approves 78.2% with "No arrears"- GS writes to DOT:
As per the BSNL proposal, payment of arrears would have to be deferred for the time being and proposed to be paid when the financial position of the company improves. But as per the above quoted DoT letter, “no arrears will be paid”, which implies that no arrears will be paid at any point of time.
11.06.2013: CALCULATOR-- 78.2% fitment benefit:
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11.06.2013: BSNL orders 78.2% fitment benefit:
Circle office has endoresed BSNL orders for 78.2% fitment benefit for executives and non-executives.
10.06.2013: DoT approved and Orders issued on 78.2% fitment benefit:
Presidential orders issued for 78.2% issued by DoT today.
View DOT Orders
08.06.2013: News on 78.2% fitment benefit:
It has been reliably learnt that DoT has today approved BSNL proposal for revision of pay as per fitment benefit @ 78.2% w.e.f.1.1.2007. We may get further details and orders shortly.
07.06.2013: CHQ NEWS :CHQ writes to MoC on approval of 78.2% fitment benefit w.e.f. 1.1.2007:
GS writes to MoC to intervene and to direct DoT and BSNL to ensure that the DPE decision dated 2.4.2009 is implemented by BSNL without further delay, with effect from 1.1.2007 and without diluting the benefit in any manner.
06.06.2013: CHQ News:
Yesterday, Our GS met Sr. GM (Per) and discussed the following issues. The details are as follows:
1.Promotion to DE (Adhoc):
GS requested him to ensure early conduct of DPC for promotion to DE (Adhoc) and diversion of more number of posts from MT quota so that all the existing DE vacancies can be filled up. The work related to preparation of assesment sheet of APAR has been almost completed
(2) Promotion from JTO to SDE (T): Sr.GM (Pers) informed that DPC work has already been commenced for filling up of approximately 800 posts of SDE for the vacancy year 2009-2010. VC status and APAR assessment sheets have also been received from a few circles.
05.06.2013: Chennai CAT pronounces orders in OA 1171/2012 & MA 176/2013: :
Hon'ble CAT, Chennai has today disposed off OA 1171/2012 & MA 176/2013 by directing the parties to approach Hon'ble High Court of Madras which had earlier given an interim order of status-quo in this matter. Thus the stay has gone removing the hurdle for holding of DPC.
The operative portion is as follows:
"In the fact and circumstances of the case and the legal position set out above, it is considered that this forum can not reopen a matter which has has been decided by this tribunal earlier in an application filed for review/recall of the order in the O.A and rehearing of the OA was dismissed and a Writ petition has been filed challenging the order in the OA in the Hon'ble High court of Madras and the decision in the Writ petition will have a bearing on the issues in the instant OA and further there is an order for maintenance of Status Quo in the Writ petition, It is not possible for this tribunal to pass any further order in the matter at this juncture. It is not clear why the applicant( who has also the applicant in the earlier OA) has filed OA bearing 1171 of 2012 when he also filed a contempt petition. The parties may appropriately move the Hon'ble High Court of Madras, if they so desire, for an early hearing and disposal of the W.P pending in the High Court. They are at liberty to reagitate the matter in this forum in accordance with law depending on the outcome of WP now pending in the Hon'ble High Court of Madras.
With this, two OAs stand disposed of with MA 176 of 2013.
The contempt petition in CA 56 of 2012 is also closed as indicated in para 19 above.
No order as to costs."
04.06.2013: SDE TO DE PROMOTION COURT CASE No. OA No. 1171/2012 :
SDE TO DE PROMOTION case, for which the judgment reserved and the case is listed at Hon’ble CAT Chennai vide sl.no 6 on 5-06-2013. The judgment expected tomorrow.
04.06.2013: Message from Com.Basu and Com.Rakesh Sethi to Com. RRB on his retirement :
Inview of the retirement of Com. R.R.Balasubramanian AGS AIBSNLOA CHQ,messages were sent by Com. Basu General Secretary of AIBSNLREA and Com. Rakesh Sethi General Secretary AIBSNLOA .
View Com.Basu's Message
View Com. Rakesh Sethi's Message
01.06.2013: CEC,CHENNAI AND RETIREMENT PARTY :
Transfer and Posting in the grade of DGM Finance
The first CEC at Chennai was conducted in a magnificent manner followed by the retirement function of Com.K.Balasubramanian President, AIBSNLOA CHQ, and Com.R.R.Balasubramanian AGS, AIBSNLOA CHQ on 01-06-2013. The CEC started in the morning at the TANSTIA Conference Hall, Guindy Chennai. The CEC had very useful deliberations throughout the session. In the afternoon session, retirement party for Com. K. Balasubramnaian and Com.R.R.Balasubramanian started with the opening remarks of the President Com.R. Damodaran. A great number of veteran leaders, CHQ office beares , leaders from Chennai Telephones participated in the function. Many of the participants addressed in the meeting and have had their reminisce, and shared their memories and experiences had with the retired leaders . The function ended with vote of thanks by Com. M.S.Radhakrishnan, ACS .The full details of the function and glimpses of the function will be uploaded shortly.
31.05.2013: OUR LEADERS RETIRE TODAY :
Transfer and posting in the grade of JAO
Com.K.BALASUBRAMANIYAN PRESIDENT , AIBSNLOA CHQ
Transfer and Posting in the grade of AO
COM.R.R.BALASUBRAMANIYAN ASST. GENERAL SECRETARY, AIBSNLOA CHQ
COM.R.MUTHUKRISHNASAMI, DISTRICT SERETARY, VIRUDHUNAGAR
Our beloved Com.K.Balasubramanian, Com.R.R. Balasubramanian and Com.R.Muthukrishnasami retire today on 31.05.2015.
We pray Almighty to give all a very happy,healthy and prosperous retired life.
30.05.2013: Withdrawal of the system/practice of local officiating arrangement or local officiating promotion:
BSNL SEA section has clarified that henceforth no officiating arrangement/officiating promotion may be given to the JAO grade
22.05.2013: CEC CHENNAI VENUE :
21.05.2013: SDE LDCE COURT CASE :
Transfer and Posting in the grade of DE
Hon'ble P CAT New Delhi pronounced the judgement today and directed the BSNL to revaluate all the answers sheets and announce the result within two months.
18.05.2013: Looking after arrangement in the grade of JAO :
Circle office has issued orders for Looking after arangement in the grade of JAO in Tamilnadu Circle for the officials who have qualified in the JAO Part II Exams held
during December 2012.
17.05.2013: CEC Notice :
CS has issued the notice for the Chennai CEC.
All Circle Office bearers, CWC Members, CEC Members, Branch Presidents/ Secretaries are requested to organize well in advance for their journey and intimate their arrival and departure details to Com. P.Ravichandranarayanan ACS, 9486100410, Com. G. Suresh, FS 9486102707 and Com . Selvakumar Editor, CHQ 9486100677. Detailed programme/ agenda will be circulated latter.
15.05.2013: Circle Executive Meeting at Chennai :
After the 2nd Circle conference, the first Circle Executive Committee meeting will be held at Chennai on 1st june 2013. The venue is at the meeting hall of “Tamilnadu Small and tiny industries Association” at No.10, GST Road, Guindy, Chennai. The Land mark is, adjacent to STR office, upstairs of the IOB. It is opposite to the Guindy Railway station.
On this occasion, We have the opportunity to honour our beloved, Com. R.R. Balasubramanian, AGS, who is retiring from his BSNL services on this 31st May 2013 after rendering a devoted service for nearly 40 years . His tireless and remarkable service to the Association is known to all and we all wish to bid farewell to him on his retirement.
All the District Secretaries, Branch Secretaries, CHQ office bearers are requested to attend the meeting to make it convenient. For further information and assistance contact Com. P.Ravichandranarayanan ACS, 9486100410, Com. G. Suresh, FS 9486102707 and Com . Selvakumar Editor, CHQ 9486100677. CEC Notification will be issued shortly.
15.05.2013: CHQ writes to Chairman BRPSE on 78.2% :
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10.05.2013: Looking after arrangement in the grade of AO :
Circle office has issued Looking after arangement in the grade of AO in Tamilnadu Circle
07.05.2013: Transfer and posting in the grade of AO :
Circle office has tansfer and posting in the grade of AO and posted at Coimbatore SSA in the interest of service.
04.05.2013: Circle office Orders :
Looking after arrangement in the grade of DE
03.05.2013: Officiating promotion in the cadre of JAO in Tamilnadu Circle :
Circle office has called for options as it is proposed to give officiating promotion in the cadre of JAO to the 67 candidates who
have qualified in the JAO Part II in the internal Competitive exams held during December 2012 as a short term arrangement before being deputed for JAO Phase I training
03.05.2013: Contact details of AIBSNLOA Circle office bearers and CHQ office bearers in Tamilnadu Circle :
Contact details of our Circle office bearers and CHQ office bearers in Tamilnadu circle are uploaded in our site.To locate the contact details, Click the "Contact us" button on the left hand side of this page.
01.05.2013: SDE LDCE case :
The arguments on both sides were over at Hon'ble P-CAT today.BSNL to submit the relevant documents regarding expert committee report on answer key with in 2 days.Judgement is reserved
29.04.2013: Looking after arrangement in the grade of DE :
Circle office has called for options among eligible SDEs of Tamilnadu circle to fill up the vacancies of DE by local looking after arrangement.
29.04.2013: Looking after arrangement in the grade of SDE (T) :
Circle office has called for options among eligible JTOs of Tamilnadu circle to fill up the vacancies of SDE (Telecom)by local looking after arrangement.
27.04.2013: Circle office bearers meet :
The team of newly elected Circle office bearers headed by the President Com. Damodaran met CGM and other senior officers at Circle office today. Com. K. Rajasekaran Circle Secretary, introduced the newly elected office bearers to CGM,GM (HR&Admn),PGM Finance, DGM HR and DGM Finance. Even though the visit is just a introduction of office bearers to the Officers , the team had a very fruitful discussion with the officers on various service matters like Shortage of stores in SSAs, Restoration of Imprest to SDEs , Takingup the matter with State Govt. to issue instruction to local authorities to co-ordinate with BSNL while digging the road ,Shortage of DEs,SDEs, JTOs etc in some SSAs like TR,KKD etc and also the pending Transfer cases . All the officers greeted the new team and requested co-operation of our Association towards the growth of BSNL in Tamilnadu circle.
After the meeting, the office bearers had a discussion on the organizational issues and on some vital issues to be concentrated immediately with a time target. The responsibility of the Circle office bearers, the coordination of circle office bearers with District office bearers and reaching the base level members were also discussed in depth. The duties and responsibilities of the Finance secretary was also discussed in the meeting and requested to be in touch with the district secretaries and district finance secretaries in prompt collection of quota.
26.04.2013: Transfers ond postings in the grade of CAO :
Circle office has issued posting orders for CAOs who tranferred from other circles have been alloted with SSAs.
26.04.2013: SDE TO DE PROMOTION COURT CASE No. OA No. 1171/2012 : :
SDE TO DE PROMOTION case, the arguments on both sides were completed at Hon'ble CAT Chennai today. The written arguements are to be submitted with in a week and the judgement reserved.
25.04.2013: SOME HARD FACTS: :
Holding of DPC for Promotion to STS (Telecom) has been in trouble for a long time now, due to one or other court case relating to SDE seniority. After dismissal of an application in OA No.1164/2011 in CAT, Jabalpur, it appeared that chances of holding of DPC for promotion to STS (T) on adhoc basis became bright. But again a hurdle came in the form of stay in OA No.1171/2012 filed in Chennai CAT. BSNL filed a writ petition in Madras High Court praying vacating of the said stay but the court ordered only maintaining of ‘status quo’. Therefore Com.K.Rajasekaran, Com.P.R.Nagarajan, Com.P.Venkatesh and Com.R.Upendiran jointly filed a Miscellaneous Application in M.A.176/2013 impleading as private respondents and seeking vacation of stay in Chennai CAT. They had also decided to fight the case in their individual capacity and not to use the name of the associations they belong to, obviously on the grounds that the issue affects all SDEs in general irrespective of association affiliation and there is no need for one-upmanship in this issue. That is why AIBSNLOA Tamilnadu Circle, while updating the progress of the case in its site has never once mentioned Com.K.Rajasekaran as its Circle Secretary. The matter is being finally heard by CAT Chennai during the past few days and hopefully the hearing will be completed on 26th April 2013. The senior counsel representing these private respondents has been arguing the case wonderfully, strengthening hopes for an early and positive decision.
Last week, the Tamilnadu unit of one Executive Association has suddenly claimed that it was impleaded in the case, which is far from the truth. Although the other three of the private respondents are its members, the association had nothing to do with the application. Not to be left behind, Tamilnadu unit of another Executive Association reported that it got impleaded in the case through an individual and that its CHQ gave the amount required. Since none of the four comrades who have filed the M.A. in 176/2013 is a member of that association, we do not know to whom its CHQ gave the amount.
All these claims only remind us of the famous quotation of George Fernandez that “Victory has a hundred Fathers; but defeat has none.”.
23.04.2013: SDE TO DE PROMOTION COURT CASE No. OA No. 1171/2012 : :
SDE TO DE PROMOTION case, the arguments had taken place today at Honble CAT Chennai.The arguements will be continued on 26.04.2013, Friday by 3.00 PM.
22.04.2013: Online mandatory Exam under EPP for the officers of 55 years of age and above:
For those officers of 55 years of age and above , one week refresher courses will be arranged for the streams E1-E2, E2-E3 & E3-E4 as a part of mandatory training.
22.04.2013: SDE TO DE PROMOTION COURT CASE No. OA No. 1171/2012 : :
SDE TO DE PROMOTION case, OA No. 1171/2012 came up at Hon’ble CAT Chennai for hearing today. The arguements taken place and it will continue tomorrow also i.e on 23.04.2013, Tuesday.
21.04.2013: JTOS TO SDE (T) under 67% seniortiy-cum- fitness quota :
The order for promotion of JTO to SDE (T) under 67% quota was issued on 30.03.2011, but it was stopped due to interim injunction imposed at Hon'ble High Court of Madras.Following the case was dismissed on 02.04.2013 and as per the bsnl orders, circle office has now issued releiving orders for JTOs who could not join earliear to join their promotional assignment.
20.04.2013: COMRADES OF RECEPTION COMMITTEE BEHIND SUCCESS OF SECOND CIRCLE CONFERENCE AT COIMBATORE:
Nearly a fortnight after successful conduct of Second Circle Conference at Coimbatore, apart from the fruitful and purposeful deleberations, thoughts of the magnificient hall, the ambience and richness of the stage, satisfactory accommodation and the sumptuous food served are still lingering in our minds. Behind all these were the commitment and hardwork of our comrades in the Reception Commitee led by Com.M.Dhanushkodi, District Secretary and Convenor under the able guidance of Com.P.Ponnuswamy, Retd. DGM. The Circle Association is grateful and places on record the self-less services of Com.R.Damodaran, SDE, Com.R.Viswanathan, SDE, Com.Com.P.Rajagopal, CAO, Com. D. Ramesh, SDE, Com. K. Sivakumaran, SDE, Com. Umaganesan, Sr. AO, Com. Edward Kennedy, JAO, Com. S. T. Sujee, JAO, Com. Rajasekaran, JAO, Com. S. Kottiappan, JAO, Com. Gnanasambandam, JTO, Com. Rajendran, JTO, Com. Arul Selvagiriraju, JTO, Com. ChinnaMailswamy, SDE, Com. S. C. Manian, SDE, Erode, Com. S. Rajasekaran, CAO (Retd), Com. K. Jeyachandran, CTO, CBT, Com. B. Arunachalam, STS (Retd), Com. Vasudevan, TM, Telecom Project, Com. Ramaian, RM, OFC Outdoor, Coimbatore and other comrades in the Reception Committee.
18.04.2013: SDE TO DE PROMOTION COURT CASE No. OA No. 1171/2012 : :
SDE TO DE PROMOTION case, OA No. 1171/2012 came up at Hon’ble CAT Chennai for hearing today. The advocates of Both the parties wanted the modification in the order and the case was posted for final disposal on 22.04.2013, Monday.
16.04.2013: SDE TO DE PROMOTION COURT CASE MA 176/2013 and and OA No.1171/2012 : :
SDE TO DE PROMOTION case, stay vacate petition filed by petitioner K. Rajasekaran and three others and CASE MA 176/2013 came up at Hon’ble CAT Chennai for hearing today. After hearing the case, the OA No.1171/2012 was posted for final hearing on 18.04.2013, Thursday.
15.04.2013:CHQ News- TTAs (Officating JTOs) Issues :
CHQ writes to CMD requesting grant of exemption from appearing in the LDCE for promotion to JTO -case of TTAs who have passed the screening test held in 2OOO:'We are worried over the inhuman attitude with which the issue is being handled after exploiting the services of these TTAs for years together by ordering them to officiate in JTO vacancies. Now, asking them to appear in the examination after they have completed JTO Phase I training and have worked for so many years as JTOs, is neither fair nor justified. BSNL cannot shirk its responsibility to regalarize them as JTOs in the name of court decisions, ignoring its own decision dated 30.3.2001.
15.04.2013: MEETING WITH PGM (F):
CS and ACS met PGM (F) today and requested him to post those who have recently passed the JAO Part II examination, in existing
JAO vacancies on officiating/looking after basis. PGM (F)
remarked that AIBSNLOA was the first association to bring this proposal. After some positive discussions, PGM (F) has agreed to explore the possibility and methodology for ordering
looking after arrangement in the existing JAO vacancies. PGM (F) has also agreed for early consideration of
request transfer of Com.Jayaraman, AO from CON to VGR and Com.Stalin JAO from TVL to MA SSA.
15.04.2013: Rate of interest on GPF is reduced :
Government has announced that during the year 2013-2014, accumulations
at the credit of subscribers to the General Provident Fund shall
carry interest at the rate of 8.7% (Eight point seven per cent) per annum against the present rate of interest is 8.8 % per annum. This rate will be in
force during the financial year beginning on 1.4.2013.
15.04.2013: SDE TO DE PROMOTION COURT CASE MA 176/2013 :
SDE TO DE PROMOTION case, stay vacate petition filed by petitioner K. Rajasekaran and three others came up at Hon’ble CAT Chennai for hearing today. The case was posted for final hearing tomorrow i.e 16.04.2013, Tuesday.
14.04.2013: COIMBATORE BRANCH LAUNCHES ITS WEBSITE:
Coimbatore District Branch has launched its own website - "http://aibsnloacbe.webs.com"
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13.04.2013: Revision of IDA :
Circle office has endorsed the BSNL and DPE orders for evising IDA rates to 74.9% w.e.f. 1.4.2013.
11.04.2013: Transfer and Posting in the cadre of CAO :
Circle office has issued orders for transfer and posting in the cadre of CAO from Coimbatore SSA to Chennai,CE (Electrical).
10.04.2013: SDE TO DE PROMOTION COURT CASE MA 176/2013 :
SDE TO DE PROMOTION case, stay vacate petition filed by petitioner K. Rajasekaran and three others came up at Hon’ble CAT Chennai in the 1st Court today. Since the Administrative memeber was not present the case was posted to 15.04.2013. (Monday).
09.04.2013: Revision of IDA w.e.f. 1.4.2013 :
DPE has issued orders revising IDA from 71.5% to 74.9% w.e.f. 1.4.2013.
09.04.2013: Looking after arrangement for in the cadre of AOs :
Circle office has proposed to fill up the vacancies in the cadre of AO through looking after arrangement. The eligible officers in the cadre of JAOs are required to exercise their option.
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08.04.2013: SDE TO DE PROMOTION COURT CASE OA No.1171/2012 :
SDE TO DE PROMOTION COURT CASE came up for hearing at Hon’ble CAT Chennai today, 8.4.2013, and advocate of petitioner K. Rajasekaran and three others pleaded for stay vacation petition to be heard, which was not listed in the 2nd Court. However, after hearing our plea, the Judge admitted to post the stay vacation petition along with final hearing petition in the 1st Court on 10.4.2013 (Wednesday).
05.04.2013:TAMILNADU 2nd CIRCLE CONFERENCE-COIMBATORE 3 &4,APRIL 2013
The magnificent Second Circle conference of All India BSNL Officers’ Association (AIBSNLOA) Tamil Nadu circle was held on 3rd and 4th April, 2013 at Coimbatore. The morning section started with the hoisting of National flag by Com. K. Balasubramanian, CHQ President and the Association flag by Com. Rakesh Sethi, GS AIBSNLOA. Large gathering of delegates were present and the thunderous, roaring slogans has shown the enthusiasm of our members. The opening remarks were given by Com. P. Manoharan, Circle President. After self introduction of the delegates, the session started with the address by Com. K. Balasubramanian CHQ, President and Com. Rakesh Sethi, GS followed by the report of the District secretaries.
In the afternoon, the open session was conducted with a huge gathering of dignitaries and our BSNL officers. The function started with an invocation song followed by lighting of “Kuthu Vilakku” in a traditional way. Com. Ponnusamy, President, Reception committee delivered welcome address. Com. P. Manoharan, Circle President delivered the Presidential address and Com. K. Rajasekaran, Circle Secretary, delivered the key note address. Shri. M. Ashraf Khan , CGM, Tamilnadu Circle, Sri. Shajahan, PGM, Coimbatore, Lion Sri. P. Arumugamani, MJF , K. Balasubramanaian, CHQ President, Sri.D. Sivaraj , Sr.GM (NOW-CM), Com. Rakesh Sethi, GS, Com.P.N.Perumal, CS, SEWA BSNL, Sri. M. Natarajan, MD, Praedium Developers, Com. P. Udayasuriyan, AGS, CHQ from Chennai Telephones , Com. Duraisamy, Vice President, CHQ Com. V.P Arya, former GS AIBSNLOA, Com. B. Ganesan, President AIBSNLOA, Chennai Telephones addressed the Open session. Furthermore, Sri. P.Santosham, Sr.GM (NWP-CM), Sri.C.Periasamy, GMT Erode, Sri. S.P. Singh Nimrana, CE Electrical, Com. Gurumoorthy, Finance Secretary CHQ, Com. Gunasekaran Organising Secretary( South) CHQ, Com. Selvakumar, Editor, CHQ, Com. Badrinaryanan, ACS AIBSNLOA, Chennai Telephones, Com. L. Sundararaman former president, Chennai Telephnes were also present and graced the occasion. Com. R.R. Balasubramanian, AGS CHQ who is away from India had sent a greetings wishing the conference a grand success. The open session ended with vote of thanks by Com. Dhanushkodi, Convener of the Reception Committee..
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The TTAs who are officiating as JTOs, had an elaborate discussion with the General Secretary and Circle Secretary regarding their genuine issues of regularization of officiating TTAs as JTOs as a one time measure for the left out TTAs and other related issues. Our GS has assured them to do the best in this regard after returning to H/Q.
The second day Session began with the Circle Secretary’s report followed by the discussion on organizational issues by delegates. Useful and healthy deliberations in many vital issues were discussed in the session towards improvement of BSNL and many suggestions were received from the members for improving financial viability . All the doubts regarding organizational issues and service matters were clarified by Sri. Rakesh Sethi, GS and Circle Secretary Sri. K.Rajasekaran.
A seminar on “DATA and VAS –A key to growth” was conducted and it was very useful and acted as a Eye opener in the area of Data and VAS. Our guest Lion. S.S. Shanmugam MJF has presided over the seminar and addressed the gathering. Sri. D.Sivaraj ,Sr.GM (NOW-CM) gave an excellent speech and very useful information on the topic. Com Jeyachandran , our CWC member and Com.M.S. Radhakrishnan , ACS gave a wonderful lecture on this subject which was well received by the audience. At the end of the seminar an interactive session was arranged which was well received by delegates and exchanged many useful information. All the Circle office bearers and District office bearers who had retired between last conference and this conference were felicitated and honoured in the conference .
At the end of the second day session before the election of the new office bearers, resolutions were passed mainly towards the development of BSNL and career growth of officers. Then the new office-bearers were elected unanimously, with Com. R. Dhamodharan, SDE CBE as President, Com.K.Rajasekaran, SDE Circle Office as Circle Secretary and Com.G.Suresh, AO Circle Office as Finance Secretary. The two day conference concluded with vote of thanks by Com.Dhanushkodi, Dist. Secy and the convenor of the Reception Committee.
The participants of the conference returned home with utmost satisfaction and pride on the grand and disciplined manner the conference was held.
Photos will be posted shortly.
02.04.2013: JTO to SDE promotion-Roster case :
It is learnt that the roster case filed by some of the members to stay the JTO to SDE posting orders at High court, Madras. The case was dismissed at the Hight court and now the judgment in favour of BSNL. This will enable BSNL to issue the JTO to SDE promotion orders.
30.03.2013: Increase in DA from 01.04.2013 :
According to calculations based on AICPI for Industrial Workers for December 2012, January 2013 and February 2013, IDA has increased by 3.4% from 71.5% to 74.9% w.e.f. 1.4.2013.
28.03.2013: Preparatory work for STS adhoc to Regular promotion :
Circle office has called for ACR/APARs from SSAs for the period from 2005-06 to 2009-10 to initiate the preparatory work for STS adhoc to Regular promotion .
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28.03.2013: Transfer order in the cadre of AO :
Circle office has issued tranfer order in the cadre of AO from Trichy SSA to Coimbatore SSA.
27.03.2013: Farewell to Com.M.S.Ramluckshmi SDE, STR :
Retirement function of Com. M.S.Ramluckshmi SDE, STR who is going to retire on this month on 31.03.2013, was held at Recreation club of STR office, Guindy on 25.03.2013. Comrades from Circle office Branch and STR Branch have participated and wished her for the peaceful and happy retired life . Com. Gangadharan, DS/STR welcomed all for the function. The function was held under the chairmanship of Com. Sundaram DGM and President of STR division who has retired very recently . He appreciated the dedicated work done by Com. MSR for ERP implementation at STR even at the last phase of her carreer.
Com. T.Gunasekaran ,Organizing Secretary (south),CHQ from Trichy , Com.V. Gurumurthy , Finance Secretary CHQ from Chennai Telephones , Com. Muthiyalu , veteran Trade union Leader are some of the dignitaries who felicitated and attended the meeting.
In the Inaugural speech, Com.K.Rajasekaran ,CS has shared the 40 years of her unblemished service both in her Career and in the union activities. Com. R.R.B has sent his wishes & greetings and CS handed over the momento sent by him. Com. Dheenadayalan ,AFS (Retd). Com.Jeevarathinam DE Vellore , Com. Badri JTO, Com. Ravichandranarayanan JTO, Com.Selvakumar SDE(Elec) CHQ Editor,Com. Senthamarai, AO who shared their memorable thoughts they had with her and wished her for the retirement life. Com Murugesan and Com.Sheik Dawood came from Dindigul participated in this function and shared their personal experience and remembered the olden days with emotion, Which proves Com. Ramluckshmi's humanitarian approach towards the fellow workers . It is the fitting farewell to our beloved com.M.S.Ramluckshmi who played a important role in AIBSNLOA right from the day of it’s inception.
The acceptance speech of Com. M.S.Ramluckshmi from the bottom of her heart is really touched everyone’s heart and the farewell ended with vote of thanks by Com. Manoharan.
26.03.2013: Results of JAO Part II Internal Competitive examination against 40% quota :
The results of JAO part II Internal competitive examination against 40% quota is declared today . In Tamilnadu 67 candidates have been passed ( For the vacancy position OC- 48, SC -18 and ST-1)
23.03.2013:Introduction of Local arrangement for executives in the grade of SDE/DE/DGM availing grade of higher pay scales :
The system of Local officiating Promotions are withdrawn and BSNL has issued a letter to observe the modalities of look-after arrangement to meetout the shortages.
20.03.2013:2nd Circle Conference at Coimbatore- Reception Committee:
The reception committee is formed by the Coimbatore comrades to carryout the elabaorate arrangements for the glorious great event for our 2nd circle conference at Coimbatore. The committe is headed by the Chairman Com. M.Arumugam M.L.A, AITUC.
All the district secretaries are requested to intimate the number of delegates and the arrival details are to be intimated to the Convenor com.M. Dhanushkodi
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19.03.2013:District Executive Committee Meeting held at Hotel Arun, Trichy on 16.3.2013:
Circle Secretary and Com. M.S. Radhakrishnan, ACS attended the District Executive Committee Meeting held at Hotel Arun, Trichy on 16.3.2013. A seminar ‘Catering to Customer Needs’ was arranged under the Presidentship of Com. C. Krishnan, DGM (TR). Participants were welcomed by Com. S. Kamaraj, District Secretary, Trichy and special address on the topic by Com. K. Rajasekaran, Circle Secretary and Com. G. Jayaraman, Secretary, NFTE, CHQ. The seminar was felicitated by Com. T. Gunasekaran, OS(S) CHQ, Com. P. Manoharan, CP, Com. M.S. Radhakrishnan, ACS, Com. Com. Palaniappan, DS, NFTE, Trichy and Com. Sundaram, ACS, NFTE, Trichy. The seminar ended with the vote of thanks by Com. R. Ashok Kumar, FS, Trichy. The Executive Committee Meeting of Trichy District was held after lunch and discussed about the 2nd Circle Conference at Coimbatore. Important resolutions were passed in the meeting and wide media coverage was arranged by Com. S. Kamaraj, DS, Trichy.
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19.03.2013:VIRUDHUNAGAR SSA District Conference on 15-03-2013:
Circle Secretary along with Com. M.S. Radhakrishnan, ACS attended the General Body Meeting at Virudhunagar on 15.3.2013. Circle Secretary explained the latest status on 78.2% IDA issue, status of VRS, position of ITS repatriation issue in detail, in addition to the position regard promotion in various cadres. ACS has explained about the ensuing arrangements that are made for the 2nd Circle Conference at Coimbatore and requested the co-operation of all the members. Com. R. Kanagavel, CAO, Com.R. Muthukrishnaswami, JTO and Com. R. Krishnan, JTO were elected as District President, District Secretary and Finance Secretary respectively. Congratulations to the newly elected office bearers. All the members including Com. Aiyamperumal, Retd. JTO, have attended the GB and Com. Sakkannan, District Secretary, NFTE participated and offered felicitations.
16.03.2013: NEWS from CHQ on LDCE promotion to SDE (T)
Promotion activity on the basis of results declared by the DE section of Corporate Office could not be undertaken due to stay by CAT, Gauhati. Since VC earlier obtained is about to expire, BSNL CO has called for fresh VC status.
12.03.2013:Stay particulars of DE/AGM of Telcom Operation stream
Circle office has circulated the list of 27 officers of STS grade in Tamilnadu Circle to verify the data in the list for their stay period.
04.03.2013:II CIRCLE CONFERENCE-COIMBATORE
The 2nd Circle Conference of AIBSNLOA Tamilnadu circle will be held at Nallayan Kalyana Mandapam, Opp. to Irudhaya Theatre, Coimbatore (Near Railway Station) on 3rd and 4th April, 2013. The Pre-Circle Conference CEC will be held on 3rd April, 2013 at 9.00 hours in the same venue.
02.03.2013: Volunteers for posting in Bharat Broadband Network Limited (BBNL) in the grade of Managers (pay scale E3-E5) :
Applications are called for working in BBNL from volunteers in the grade of SDEs on deputation basis.
28.02.2013:LICE for promotion to the grade of JTO(T) under 35% quota and 15% quota :
The competitive examination for recruitment to the cadre of Junior Telecom officer against 35% and 15% quota of vacancies for departmental officials for the year 2000 to 2012 will be conducted on 02-06-2013.
24.02.2013: Transfer and postins in the cadres of JTOs:
Circle office has issued transfer orders in the cadres JTO from Tuticorin SSA and to Nagercoil SSA.
22.02.2013: Arrangements for second Circle Conference- Bank Account :
As discussed in the CEC and as a part of the arrangements for the second circle conference, an account has been opened at State Bank of India Coimbatore Main Branch today.
20.02.2013: Revised Tariff for Unlimited postpaid Broadband Plans:
BSNL has revised the Fixed monthly charges and under annual/two years and three years payment options under various unlimited ADSL Postpaid Broadband Plans for
existing and new broadband customers.
18.02.2013: Tranfer order for JTO :
Circle office has issued tranfer order for one JTO on request from Nagercoil from Coimbatore SSA .
16.02.2013:Instructions for issuing abroad for NOC :
Circle office has issued a circular with instructions for some of the details to sanction NOC for going abroad .
12.02.2013:News from CHQ on 78.2% fitment benefit :
The draft reply has been cleared by SR and CPNM sections and is being sent to CA section. Later it would be put up for consideration by the Management Committee before formally replying to DoT. After this reply, DoT will approve the earlier proposal of BSNL Board for granting 78.2% fitment benefit.
11.02.2013:Transfer and posting in the cadre of Divisinal Engineer :
Circle office has issued tranfer and posting of one Divisional Engineer from Dharmapuri SSA to Trichy SSA
05.02.2013:CIRCLE CONFERENCE OF AIBSNLOA TAMILNADU CIRCLE:
The dates for the Circle Conference of AIBSNLOA Tamilnadu Circle at Coimbatore have been fixed for April 3rd and April 4th 2013. Reception Committee will be formed in a meeting to be held at Coimbatore on 6-2-2013. Formal notification for the conference will be issued separately. Circle Office-bearers, District Secretaries and District office-bearers are requested to gear up to ensure that the targets fixed by the Circle Executive Committee Meeting held at Coimbatore are met scrupulously and speedily. Individual e-mails are being sent to Circle office-bearers and District Secretaries in this regard. Quota for circle and CHQ levels may also be sent at the earliest.
03.02.2013:Kumbakonam General Body Meeting - Felicitation to Com.Mohan, on his retirement:
A special General Body meeting of AIBSNLOA Kumbakonam was conducted at the Telephone Exchange campus on 30.1.13 on the eve of retirement of Com.A.Mohan.
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03.02.2013:Revision of ceiling rates for various coronary/vascular stents under CGHS:
BSNL has issued ceiling rates and guidelines for coronary/vascular stents for reimbursements of CGHS/CS(MA) beneficiaries .
30.01.2013:Volunteers for posting at Wireless Services Nodal Centres:
BSNL has called for volunteers among in the grade of SDE (T) for working at Wireless services Nodal Centres at Trichy , Pune, Kolkatta and Chandigarh .
28.01.2013:Transfer order in the grade of AO from Karaikudi to Tirunelveli:
Circle office has issued tranfer order for One Accounts officer from Karaikudi SSA to post at Tirunelveli SSA. .
28.01.2013:Volunteers called for Internal Check party:
Circle office has called for voluteers among the JAOs of Tamilnadu Circle to post as JAo Internal Check Party .
25.01.2013:EPP-Mandatory training will not be exempted for Volantary retirement:
BSNL has clarified that the exemption for mandatory training on executive promotion policy for those executives who retires with in two years of service on superannuation only and not for voluntary retirement. .
17.01.2013:Posting order for JTO New Batch:
Circle office has issued for three JTO trainees for Tamilnadu circle. These JTOs are posted at CMTS Trichy for 2 JTOs and one JTO for Karaikudi SSA .
16.01.2013:Restriction on the usage of service/residential connection to reduce interconnect usage charges:
Our CHQ writes to CMD BSNL against restriction on the usage of service/residential connection to reduce interconnect usage charges to review the decision that the service connection facility is in no way restricted.
Our CHQ letter state that.. "already there is a limit for monthly
usage prescribed for service connections at residences depending on the
Group/Grade of the officers. The officers are to pay for the excess calls above
the prescribed limlts.. Also,only a fraction of calls from service connections
are made to customers of private operators. Similarly customers of private
operators also call our service numbers. Thus IUC paid by BSNL will be
neutralized by the IUC paid to BSNL by the private operators for their calls
terminating at these service numbers".... ..
BSNL has signed MOU with canara Bank for extending various loans to BSNL employee has been
signed on 11 th January,2013. This agreement is valid from 01/ll/2012 to 30/11/2013 The
terms and conditions and rate of interest can be seen in Annexure-I ' II and III of MoU.
15.01.2013:Transfer and Posting in the grade of AO.
Circle office has issued transfer order for one AO from Trichy to Madurai SSA.
15.01.2013:TELECOM IN NEWS : DoT asks operators to pay first installment of as one-time spectrum fee by January 15, 2013.
The Department of telecommunications has asked the operators to pay the first installment of
one-time spectrum fee by January 15, 2013, says news reports. Accordingly, the department is
expected to receive a cumulative sum of Rs 80 billion from all operators.
15.01.2013:BSNL IN NEWS: BSNL and MTNL to surrender 2G spectrum.
"BSNL has proposed to surrender part of GSM spectrum in certain cities of few circles and 1.25 Mhz of CDMA spectrum in Kerala circle," a government source told PTI.
10.01.2013:Examination for Direct Recruitment of DGMs is postponed:
The examination for direct recruitment of DGMs scheduled to be held on 20th January 2013 has been postponed until further notice.
Our CHQ has met DGM (Per) and discussed in this regard and clearly conveyed our views. The message was posted in our CHQ site on 03.01.2013. Now once again, we reporoduce for our members for ready reference.
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"GS and AGS (HQ) met Sr.GM and wanted discussion on our letter dated 31.12.2012 regarding DGM Direct Recruitment. Sr.GM requested us to discuss the issue with DGM (Pers) due to his pre-occupation with some other issue. Accordingly we had a meeting with DGM (Pers). AGM (Pers) also was present. We explained our contention that when BSNL Executives were provisionally allowed to appear in the DGM DR examination, the conditions of age and qualification should have been relaxed as is the case with all other examinations. DGM (Pers) said that the provisional admission was based on court order but the RR remained unchanged. He agreed with our contention that gross salary of Rs.7 lakhs will mean discrimination among executives due to different HRA rates in different localities. DGM (Pers) readily agreed that this was really discriminatory and agreed to bring this matter to the notice of GM (Pers). Regarding our contention on pay protection on selection as DGM under Direct Recruitment, he mentioned that DoT had much earlier clarified that those recruited as DGM under DR would be treated as BSNL recruitees and will not be eligible for pension under Rule 37A. We therefore reiterated our point that instead of going in for a recruitment with such tricky stipulations, the vacancies could be filled by promoting eligible STS officers. We also requested him that atleast the process for holding the examination may be stopped till the final verdict of the court. DGM (Pers) agreed to convey our views to Sr.GM (Pers) who will call us for further discussions.."
BSNL has issued orders today.
09.01.2013:IDA revised from 01.01.2013:
DPE has issued orders for IDA increase by 4.2% from 67.3% to 71.5% w.e.f.1.1.2013.
08.01.2013:Transfer in the grade of JAO:
Circle office has issued transfer order for one JAO from Trichy and posted to Karaikudi SSA.
06.01.2013:Com.O.P.Gupta passes away:
We are extremely saddened to convey the message of demise of the Great Leader Com.O.P.Gupta, today. He was the symbol of unity and united struggles. He spent his entire life in improvement of status, working condition and wages of the Group C and Group D employees and even casual labourers. But for him, no Group C employee would have had a chance of being promoted to an officer cadre. Time bound promotions, casual labour regularisation, restructuring of cadres through which thousands and thousands of Group D employees became Telecom Mechanics and most importantly securing of continued Government Pension even after absorption in BSNL are some of the feathers in his cap. He has been the inspiring force to most of the trade unions leaders in the P&T Trade Union movement. His ruthlessness in planning and executing his proposals had brought both bouquets and brickbats on numerous occasions. His demise marks the end of a Great Era and loss to the entire BSNL family. AIBSNLOA Tamilnadu Circle joins the lakhs of BSNL employees in their mourning and conveys its condolences to NFTE BSNL and its members.
04.01.2013:Transfer DE/AGM grade:
BSNL has issued request transfer orders in AGM/DE grade.There are 16 officers were got tranferred from other Circles to Tamilnadu.
04.01.2013:Restriction on the usage of service/residential telephone connection to reduce interconnection charges:
In order to reduce the interconnection usage charges, BSNL, as a first step, has taken a decision to a) audit and restrict the requirement of service connections in the office and residence and b) permit calls from service connections only within the LSA and barring STD calls outside the circle in selected office and residential service connections.
Activities of 2012