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View Corporate Office Orders:                              Circulation of provisional AIEL of JTO (T) for holding of DPC for promotion to SDE(T) against seniority quota - Instructions reg.
Preparation of AIEL No.3 of JTO(T) and furnishing of details thereof - Intructions reg.


Message of CMD BSNL for Vigilance Awareness Week-2020.


04th Circle conference of BSNLCO

The 4th Circle conference of BSNLCO was held on 09.10.2020. GS, President and AGSs addressed the Conference and explained the latest developments on various issues.

In the Conference Com Arvind Pal Dahiya, Com D D Bansal, Com A K Sharma and Com Piyush Garg elected unanimously as Circle President & CWC member, Circle Secretary, Circle Treasurer and ACS(HQ) respectively.

CHQ wishes all the success to the newly elected Office bearers.

BSNLCO Circle Office Bearers BSNLCO Circle Office Bearers with CHQ leaders


View Corporate Office Orders:                                    Preparation of All India Eligibility List No. -3 of JTO (Telecom) and furnishing of details thereof - reg.                                 Final Seniority List in the Grade of SDE(C) updated as on 01-08-20 reg.


GS writes to Shri Vivek Banzal, DIR(CFA):

Extra ordinary high AMC cost of 9% for Alphion OLTs procured long back on very high rates. New OLTs are available between Rs 1 lakh to 1.5 lakhs in the open market with 3 years warranty where as BSNL is paying about Rs 1.75 lakhs per OLT per year as AMC for the old, outdated Alphion OLTs. Request to immediately stop the AMC and replace the OLTs with new one. It may also be enquired how the AMC has been renewed in 2019 with such an exorbitant high rate of 9% which comes around Rs 1.75 lakh/year per OLT when new OLTs are available in the market between Rs 1 lakh to 1.5 lakhs with 3 years warranty.

GS letter to DIR(CFA)


CWC meeting scheduled for 17-18, October, 2020 postponed for few days. New dates will be intimated soon.


Dept of Telecom issues clarifications to BSNL and MTNL on various queries relating to Reservation in promotion for SC/ST based on the legal opinion received from the Ld. Attorney General of India (AG) regarding various court orders and its implications through the Law Ministry and DoP&T. DoT sought the legal opinion on various points as per the direction of the Parliamentary Committee.

The Union Govt plea through the IA for giving Adhoc promotions till final decision, based on the interim order of the Hon SC also not decided by Hon SC, it is explained in para iv.b). The IA is clubbed with the SLP.

It endorses our concern and view point on the impact of reservation in promotions due to Hon Supreme Court orders and various court orders. Some Associations tried to downplay it for the sake of MV as if there is no serious problem for the promotions.

The Hon CAT/Chandigarh judgment dated 25.02.2020 against AO, CAO and DE promotions made the promotions provisional. Further Hon CAT directed BSNL to formulate policies as per the conditions laid down by the Hon CAT in its order. It is learned that same judgment is applicable for BSNL for promotion to other cadres also.

Anticipating such developments from our past experience, SNEA worked out the non-post based promotion policy well in advance which is free from litigations related to Reservation and Seniority. It is high time to go all out for its implementation from 01.07.2018, irrespective of any DPC taking place or not.

DoT OM on Reservation based of the Ld. AG legal opinionHon CAT, CDG judgment on AO and CAO promotion Hon CAT judgment on DE promotion


Dept of Telecom writes to all Chief Secretaries of State Govts for availing BSNL land line, BB, leased circuit connections for all Govt Depts, PSUs etc. Union Cabinet taken the decision in this regard. Finance Ministry endorsed the decision and authorised DoT to issue the guidelines. 

DoT OM dated 12.10.2020 on utilization of BSNL network by Govt Depts and PSUs


GS writes to Shri Arvind Vadnerkar, DIR(HR):

Serious omissions in the All India Eligibility (AIEL) list of JTOs circulated on 12.10.2020.

The AIEL is prepared and published for a DPC, based on the vacancies. For preparing the panel after the DPC, the AIEL should consist of more number of JTOs than the vacancy as per the DPC guidelines. Similarly the SC/ST JTOs number should be much higher. Gradation particulars of all the JTOs, minimum upto those recruited for 2013 rect year should be published along with the second list immediately

The AIEL should consist of the names of all the JTOs resigned/ retired/VRS/promoted/expired also for maintaining the relative position in the AIEL, especially in interpolation in the ratio 1:1 among DRs and Dept candidates. Thousands of JTOs recruited in 2002 and 2005 rect year are missing in the AIEL. 

GS letter to DIR(HR)


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Congratulations: BSNL circulated the AIEL of JTOs with the same age old criteria of Rect Year and Training Centre marks, vindicating SNEA stand.

The AIGETOA demand for: i) 1:1 inter-se seniority (irrespective of rect year) and ii) seniority based on Date of Joining rejected again vindicating SNEA stand.

The AIEL circulated on 12.10.2020 is same as that of the final AIEL circulated on 20.02.2015 and again on 14.06.2018, except placing the supernumerary JTOs recruited from 2001 to 2007 rect years at the bottom of each Rect years. Against these AIEL only, AIGETOA fought the cases at CAT and High Court and filed contempt petition and stopped the second DPC in 2018.

The major contention of AIGETOA was that the DR JTOs of 2001 rect year onwards are to be interpolated with 1995 to 1999 rect promotee JTOs as there was no DR rect during 1995 to 1999.  Another contention of AIGETOA was that the 1995 to 1999 rect JTOs who joined in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 etc through the LICE quota and SC/ST quota are excess promotees. Both contentions are not accepted by the Court as well BSNL. BSNL placed all of them in respective Rect years from 1995 to 1999, irrespective of DoJ in the new AIEL also.

Whether AIGETOA and their activists will accept this AIEL or again go for litigations as done in 2015 and 2018 is to wait and watch as the AIEL published on 14.06.2018 and 12.10.2020 is one and the same. We hope that better sense will prevail on them and they will not oppose this AIEL and stop DPC as done in the past.

Last 10 years, AIGETOA was fighting legal battle in different courts claiming for 1:1 seniority irrespective of Rect year (1:1 interpolation of 2001 rect DRs with 1995 Rect promotees) and declaring the 1995 to 1999 rect JTOs joined after 2000 as excess promotees.

If litigations were not there, all the JTOs upto 2001 would have become SDEs in 2015 itself as per the final AIEL dated 20.02.2015. Remaining JTOs become SDEs in 2018 or even earlier.

The AIEL particulars for the remaining batches also will be called shortly as assured by the management.

The new PGM(Pers) immediately after joining, took immediate action for changing the criteria of inter-se-seniority from DoJ to Rect year and Training Centre marks. He was earlier GM(Estt) and instrumental for JTO RR 2014.

Their agenda is very clear now:

i) Delay and thereby deny the promotions to large number of JTOs (1995 to 1999), about 4000 in promotee quota. They retired without getting promotions. They were not a contender for further promotion to DE.

ii) Delay the promotion of remaining JTOs upto 2005 and the 2007 and 2008 JTOs also by not allowing the DPC in 2018.

If litigation was not there, DPC and LDCE could have conducted year wise w/o delaying promotions.

Most importantly, they are working with the management to derail the much awaited Time Bound Functional Promotion (CPSU Cadre Hierarchy) which will give smooth promotion to the youngsters from 01.07.2018 onwards. Our efforts will continue to get the new promotion policy implemented and these JTOs also gets their SDE promotion from 01.07.2018 itself instead of a prospective date. Equally important, other eligible Executives in other cadres also have to get their promotion from 01.07.2018 onwards. Definitely we will be successful in our efforts and the coming CWC will be taking very strong decisions to get it implemented without any more delay.


Circulation of provisional All India Eligibility List of JTO(T) for holding of DPC for promotion to SDE(T) against seniority quota...View Order copy.            View AIEL 


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LDCE 2007 - Reversion of SDE (Telecom.) to JTO order dated 06-09-2019 kept under abeyance.


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GS writes to Shri P K Purwar, CMD/BSNL

Very slow pace in the Restructuring and abnormal delay in implementation of the elementary reforms and the restructuring ordered by BSNL Corporate Office months before are adversely affecting the BSNL Revival process. Profit making Circles like Kerala and many major SSAs losing customers and the graph is going down gradually as they remain headless for years together. 8 months passed after VRS, but Restructuring not started in BSNL. Professionalism is missing altogether.

The restructuring should have completed along with the VRS in February itself or latest by March, 2020. We lost precious 8 months after the VRS. By this time BSNL could have consolidated its position, improved the market share and the revenue. The abnormal delay in the decision making by the top management for deployment and restructuring gives an impression down the level that the CMD/BSNL and Directors are helpless and not able to implement their own decisions. For protecting the petty interest of few Senior Officers, BSNL management should not kill the company itself, that is our prayer.

Even the profit making Circles like Kerala is neglected in the posting of Senior Officers at the level of BA/SSA Head. It is reported that 5 out of 11 BAs in Kerala Circle with 100 Crore revenue each are not having BA Head. All these 5 BAs come under the 50 major BA/SSAs whose performance is monitored directly by CMD/BSNL himself. Situation in many major BA/SSAs in South and Western side is not different.

The Executives and employees working in the field units are directionless and not able to perform to their best due to the non availability of Senior Officers in many BA/SSAs and the presence of excess Senior Officers in some other BA/SSAs.

GS letter to CMD


All Circles should convene the Circle Executive Committee meeting, complete cooption to vacant posts before the CWC meeting and discuss the important CWC agenda points in the CEC meeting. 


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Meeting with Shri R K Goyal, PGM(Pers) on 07.10.2020

GS, President and both AGSs held detailed discussion with PGM(Pers) on various important HR issues. The scheduled meeting continued for about two hours:

1. Promotion in various Grades upto AGM Grade with Parity and Uniformity among equivalent cadres:

We updated PGM regarding details of the status of promotion in various Grades and demanded that management should find out solution to this issue by giving promotion with Parity and Uniformity. PGM very much agreed to our view for parity in promotions. We explained that about 7,500 promotions to AO, CAO and DE cadres given on 29.06.2018 become PROVISIONAL due to the court order regarding Reservation, closing the door for further promotions. Management should not create fresh legal hurdles. Since the JAO 2012 batch already given promotion, for maintaining Parity and Uniformity, the promotion for the remaining cadres also should be given from 01.07.2018 itself. For this CPSU CH Promotion is the only option we explained. It will  be further discussed in detail.

We expressed our apprehension that by the approval of CPSU CH Promotion (BEPPARR 2017) policy, all other RRs and EPP stand modified/ scrapped from 01.07.2018 and any post based promotion as per earlier RRs after 01.07.2018 may lead to litigations. So, we demanded that in case of DPC promotion also, the promotion should be given w.e.f. 29.06.2018 or 01.07.2018 for maintaining parity with equivalent cadres. Otherwise, all affected Executives will lose two more years of service and it will affect their future promotions and lead to litigations by the sufferers. In that case, the JTO AIEL should be as per the Rules, with proper zone of consideration we demanded.    

According to PGM, for SDE(T) promotion, the number of SDE vacancy is not yet finalised as it has to be discussed with DIR(HR) and CMD in view of the restructuring process going on.  

2. Adhoc to Regular DGM promotion:

We demanded that all eligible Adhoc DGM(Telecom/Fin) should be made regular at the earliest. The delay will affect their future career. PGM assured to expedite the same.

We demanded that instead of LA promotion from DE/CAO to DGM(T/F), one time relaxation in qualifying service should be given for Regular promotion for the remaining vacancies. PGM assured to discuss with DIR(HR) about the number of posts and process the same.

3. Reversion of SDEs passed the LDCE 2007:

We explained the clarification issued by BSNL CO in 2007 regarding LDCE 2007 notifications and the court cases on the matter. The PCAT order related to LDCE 2010 notification produced before the Chennai CAT and HC by the management and by misleading the court, got the case dismissed. Ignoring the clarifications regarding the eligibility, BSNLCO issued the speaking order in 2019, negating their eligibility. Ignoring the stay order from CAT, BSNL reverted some of them.

After discussion, PGM (Pers) agreed for cancelling the reversion and restore the SDE promotion.

4. SDE to DE promotion for the left out cases:

Since they are seniors and belongs to list 5, 6 & 7 and their juniors are already promoted, we demanded that they should be promoted w.e.f. 29.06.2018 itself. Unfortunately the legal opinion received is not correct. After discussion, PGM(P) assured to re-examine the matter.


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Transfer and Posting in the grade of Sub Divisional Engineer (C) - reg.
Transfer and Posting of
 AGM(T)- Shifting of HQ of BBNW circle from New Delhi to Bengaluru-Reg.

Transfer and Posting in the grade of SDE (Civil).