23.09.2022 CHQ News

23.09.2022   GS and President had an emergency meeting with CMD BSNL Shri P. K. Purwar Ji and discussed the following.

AIBSNLEA started the meeting by appreciating CMD BSNL anew that as the result of the 2nd revival package the Cash infusion is arranged to come to BSNL to pay the outstanding debts to field contractors and thus BSNL could strengthen BSNL Services in a better way. The confidence level of BSNL employees is enhanced very much with the 2nd revival package especially due to the truth that the authorized capital of BSNL is jumping from 40,000 Crore to 1,50,000 Crore.  

However, some pockets of executives are very much disheartened, demoted and disturbed badly due to the non-release of their long pending promotion orders. Multiple court cases lodged by our own executives only are derailing the promotion process. It is unfortunate that many of the Court directions are ordered against BSNL promotion process without hearing the views of BSNL on the petitions filed to the Courts. This kind of multiple litigations not only derailing the promotion process but affecting the performance of BSNL also, in multiple ways.

AIBSNLEA shared our strong views in details with CMD BSNL in respect of various court cases which blocked promotions in BSNL by our own executives that resulted multiple unhealthy events hampering the growth of BSNL . CMD BSNL 100% agreed the views of AIBSNLEA and assured that the suggestion will be implemented in BSNL for a better BSNL.

AIBSNLEA is not against and cannot stand against any executives from achieving their legitimate rights through the Hon’ble court of law, if BSNL management is not listening them repeatedly. But this association is deadly against in turning down the very eligible rights of thousands of executives waiting for their long cherished and most eligible promotions by hooking the process of promotions in the Court of Law unwantedly by submitting half cooked data, emotionally.

Many SDEs retired in the last month, on superannuation, also expected their most eligible AGM promotions before their retirement after serving more than 30 years but unfortunately, they wept their heart out while leaving BSNL due to the non-release of their righteous promotion due to the Stay obtained from Court of Law for the reason no way related to them. This is a very cruel and unpardonable situation, whoever be responsible for cause.   

Release the very long pending Promotions Orders from SDE(E) to EE(E) and JTO (E) to SDE (E) subsequently:

AIBSNLEA requested to CMD BSNL to issue the Promotions Orders from SDE (E ) to EE ( E ) as there is no court cases against the promotion in electrical stream and to share the fact that BSNL management is not against any eligible promotions for employees in any stream while most expected promotion orders of other streams are caused to hit legal blockage due to our own executives . We shared the letter addressed to CMD BSNL in this regard. CMD Sir considered our suggestion very positively. Some more discussion going on this matter.

AIBSNLEA expects the release of Promotion Orders from SDE(E) to AGM (E) without delay. AIBSNLEA extended sincere gratitude to CMD BSNL. 

SDE (T) to AGM(T) Promotion, CAT Kolkata OA No 350/01626/2022 and CAT Jabalpur OA No: 746/2022.

AIBSNLEA submitted to CMD BSNL that all the available seniority Lists of SDEs from List 6 to 13 are finalized on the Date Of Joining to the cadre of SDE. All these seniority lists had been well finalized after high-cost lengthy Legal process based on the Hon’ble Supreme Court.

The inter-se Seniority between the 67% SCF quota and 33% LDCE quota (that is 2:1 Rotation applicable w.e.f 28.8.2015 only) was introduced as an addition / modification to the SDE(T) RR dated on 08.05.2018, hence the ROTA-Quota / Inter-se-seniority between the Seniority Quota (SQ) and Competitive Quota (CQ) cannot be applicable for those promotions happened before 28.08.2015 viz date of promotion orders for the Lists:  9 & 10 on 15.05.2009, 11 on 30.03.2011 and 12 & 13 on 02.07.2013.

Since all the lists had been finalised as per the direction of the Hon’ble Apex Court of India, BSNL management cannot initiate any reordering for changing seniority as per the direction from any lower court.

AIBSNLEA earnestly requested CMD BSNL to submit this fair views in Speaking Order to the CAT kolkatta bench for OA No 350/01626/2022 and go ahead with promotion process from SDE(T) to AGM(T)  

AO to CAO Promotion Status Quo case and Pending Promotions in Accounts Cadre : 

We requested to CMD BSNL to take all possible efforts to get the  Stay  “Status Quo” vacated. The Case pending for the last 4 years from 2018 in the Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh is again postponed the case to 28-09-2022 due to the non – availability of bench on the last date of hearing.  CMD assured to do all the possible efforts .

Pending Promotions in all other cadres including Civil, PS-PPS, DGM Telecom/Finance (Adhoc) to DGM(Regular) & CAO (Adhoc) to CAO (Regular) Promotions have also been discussed. CMD BSNL made it very clear that BSNL Management is not against issue of any eligible promotions .

When we requested CMD BSNL to share latest information if any, CMD BSNL shared the very positive development in the Indigenous 4G under Atmanirbhar Bharat . The 4G development is completing all the formalities as it is under the direct monitoring of the Hon’ble PMO office. CMD BSNL continued that the 4G can be inducted to BSNL without delay and one meeting of CMD BSNL , Directors of BSNL Board, the concerned officers in DOT and the Concerned Developers is scheduled to have . We extended sincere good wishes for the early induction of the indigenous 4G into BSNL . We further extended earnest gratitude to CMD Sir for the permission for the emergency meeting .

13.09.2022 CHQ News

13.09.2022  GS, President, Dy.GS and Auditor CHQ met GM (Pers) and discussed the following-

Pending SDE(T) to AGM(T) Promotion: We enquired on the latest status of releasing the long Pending and most awaited Promotion orders.  We requested to release the promotion orders by tomorrow itself, if the stay would be vacated by tomorrow in the  Hon’ble CAT Jabalpur. GM(Pers) mentioned that Management is  ready after completing all the formalities and waiting for the outcome of the CAT Jabalpur. We requested to consider all the eligible SDEs for the AGM promotion  and to post all the SDEs to their respective parent circles during their promotion to AGM(T). We further requested the GM (Pers) to make all smooth arrangements for joining to the promoted cadre on the same day for all the officers especially for the officers if at all they would be posted out of their parent circles. GM (Pers) assured to take care of the matter in true spirit.

AO to CAO Promotion Status Quo case: We submitted the inordinate delay in vacating the “Status Quo” case pending in the Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh in respect of AO to CAO promotions. The Court case pending since last 4 years in the Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh is again postponed the case to 28-09-2022 due to the non – availability of bench on the last date of hearing. The case is adjourned for 28 times during these 4 years spell by the Hon’ble CAT. We strongly submitted that AIBSNLEA cannot just swing with the adjournments of the case on the long-lasting case.  

GM(Pers) shared our concern and suggested that BSNL Management is very much keen on the case and expecting the stay get vacated soon. AIBSNLEA submitted a solution to the Management for issuing the AO to CAO promotion orders without much delay and sought support of Management for the same. GM (Pers) responded positively and mentioned that AIBSNLEA suggestion is much appreciated and assured to take all out steps for the early resolution of the court case accordingly.

Pending SDE(E) to AGM(E) Promotions: We submitted to release the pending promotion orders in Electrical wing also as there is no court intervention in the Promotion process for SDE(E) to AGM (E)  . The executives in Electrical vertical absorbed to BSNL as regular SDEs in 2000 are desperately waiting for their eligible promotion for more than  22 years is a matter of big concern, worry and de-motivation to all. GM (Pers) informed that the promotion process is almost finalised and mentioned that subsequent to the release of the promotion orders from SDE(T) to AGM(T), Management will release the SDE(E) to AGM(E) promotion orders . Also the pending promotions in TF wing, Arch wing & CSS Cadre have no blockage for issuing  promotion . In Civil wing  understandably some court intervention is there . BSNL management is hopeful of vacating the hurdle  for the promotion in Civil wing also . We appreciate  GM(Pers) for the very positive response.

Bug in the APAR software package which is affecting the careers of the Executives: we requested to settle down the APAR issue of the affected executives as they are denied with Financial Upgradation and this may be affecting their coming up promotion process also for the reason no way related to them. GM(Pers) assured that the case will be settled without delay.