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 19.09.2014 The MTNL combined pension optees, those who have retired April-2014 onwards and submitted their undertakings & Form V in the Pension Cell  of MTNL Mumbai and Delhi , their pension and arrears will be paid by 30.09.2014
 19.09.2014

MTNL network expansion plans hit a hurdle:Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd’s plans to upgrade its 2G and 3G networks in Delhi and Mumbai have hit a wall as the telecom department (DoT) is yet to clear its Rs 1,000-crore GSM network expansion budget, a scenario that could trigger time and cost-overruns.State-run MTNL has been unable to place advance purchase orders with Finland’s Nokia Networks, which had emerged the lowest bidder for supplying 2G and 3G equipment in both cities back in January. A news from economic Times.

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 16.09.2014

 Government considers closing some loss-making state firms like BSNL, MTNL, Air India:Government officials will meet on Tuesday to discuss proposals to shut down some loss-making state-owned companies, risking a conflict with powerful trade unions.After two decades of halting privatisations, the central government still owns about 260 firms and thousands more at the state level, involved in activities ranging from generating nuclear power to making condoms.

A NEWS FROM ECONOMIC TIMES.

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 15.09.2014  GS met Director (HR) & GM( HR) to discuss the various HR issues. We have requested to expedite the DPC work for promotion from SDE /AO to DE/CAO. Director HR has assured that as soon as the screening reports will be received from Delhi and Mumbai units the promotion orders will issued without any delay. He has also requested to expedite the screening work at Delhi and Mumbai. We have also requested the Dir.(HR) to review the vacant post position of Des and CAOs. Dir.(HR) has responded positively. The issue of JAO gradation list & the case of stenographers were also discussed along with other issues. Dir.(HR) has told GM(HR) to sort the issues promptly. GM(HR) assured us to expedite the pending issues and to sort out the same. Dir.(HR) has asked us to give our comment on merger of BSNL and MTNL. Letter of Corporate office is enclosed herewith.

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***Both circle Secy. Of Mumbai and Delhi are requested to kindly ensure the screening of CR work should be completed immediately so that the screening report reach the Corporate office at the earliest. Try to get it done by the end of September-2014. 

 15.09.2014

                                     Media News as seen…

1)    BSNL-MTNL Merger: Department of Telecom weighing options : The telecom department (DoT) is considering either de-listing Mahanagar Telephone Nigam (MTNL) and then merging it into Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL), or listing the latter and finalising a merger swap ratio based on the valuation of the two state-run telecom companies, with the first being the more likely option, top government officials told ET. 

Indications are that consultant KPMG may be involved in preparing the merger roadmap and also doing an independent thirdparty assessment of “employee mood in both MTNL and BSNL”, especially since the merger proposal has been in limbo for three years amid resistance from unions, one of the persons quoted above said. KPMG did not reply to ET’s queries on the issue. ET had recently reported on DoT’s presentation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi where the department had said it hoped to secure Cab .. 

A news from Economic Times of 15 thSep-2014.

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2)Narendra Modi rolls back UPA’s BSNL-MTNL merger:Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided not to merge state-owned telecom companies MTNL and BSNL, a move that could well be termed as the first by the present NDA government to overturn a major decision of the previous UPA government.

A news from Asian Age of 13th Sep-2014

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 12.09.2014

FOR KIND ATTENTION TO RETIREES (RETIRED APRIL -2014 ONWARDS)

All the retirees (those who have retired April-2014 onwards) are requested to kindly visit the Pension Section , Eastern Court New Delhi. Kindly meet Sh. Dinesh Kumar JAO(Combined Pension) to fill up & sign the following forms:

1)      Undertaking Form.

2)     Form-V for commutation of pension.

These forms will be available with JAO (Combined pension) in Pension branch at Eastern Court New Delhi .

Please fill up and sign these forms immediately so that the provisional payment of pension , fratuity & commutation can be done without any further delay. Please do it immediately because Govt. has issued the orders for payment of provisional pension, Gratuity and commutation.

 11.09.2014  It is reliably learnt that there are positive moves for issue of CGHS facility extension to MTNL employees(retired and Pro –rata optees) as settled for BSNL. There were some quarries about strength of beneficiary employees from Health Ministry. Which came to DOT and DOT has asked same clarifications from MTNL
 09.09.2014 ED Delhi issued a list of  210 eligible Telecom Executives for calling of CRs for regular promotion for the post of DE/Sr. Manager .Please click here for the copy of list.
 09.09.2014 CS Sh. RamGopal wrote a letter to ED Delhi  ; wherein he described the difficulties faced by executives for completing APAR  ONLINE. He requested that as two DPCs are to be completed in short time therefore for this time both ONLINE and OFFLINE APAR should be allowed for the purpose.
Please click here for copy of the letter
 09.09.2014  MTNL keen to sell 50 per cent in Millennium Telecom to BSNL: Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd. has informed the telecom department it is keen to sell a 50 per cent stake in wholly-owned unit Millennium Telecom (MTL) to Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. to create an equally owned joint venture for delivering citizens’ services as part of the Narendra Modi government’s Digital India initiative. A News from Economic Times.

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 08.09.2014

 DOT issued an order for Disbursement of pensionary benefits to all combined service optee absorbed employees of MTNL who retired wef April-2014 onwards-regarding disbursement of provisional Pension/Gratuity.

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 08.09.2014

                                               NEWS FROM MEDIA

1) BSNL, MTNL merger likely by July next yearAt present, BSNL offers services in whole country, except Delhi and Mumbai:   The much-awaited merger of telecom PSUs, BSNL and MTNL, is likely to take place by July next year as the two companies look at synergising operations by offering services as a single entity.
At present, BSNL offers services in the whole country, except Delhi and Mumbai. MTNL provides telecom services in these two zones.
“The deadline of June-July 2015 has not been officially commissioned to the organisation but the merger is likely to take place in the time frame,” BSNL Director (consumer mobility) Anupam Shrivastava told PTI. A news from Business Standard.

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2)            Govt sets up body for viability check to revive sick PSUs : After Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced the closure of four PSUs which could not be revived the government has mandated a new committee under NTPC Chairman Arup Roy Choudhary to conduct a viability study to revive sick PSUs. he government has set up a committee to be headed by the  NTPC  chairman Arup Roy Choudhary to assess the viability of either reviving or selling of sick public sector undertakings. The government wants to weed out companies that are not financially viable. Anews from Money Control.

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3. Should be able to convince unions for MTNL merger: BSNL Anupam Shrivastava, director – Consumer Mobility, BSNL says a few issues need to be ironed out in order to go ahead with the proposed merger.  Anews from Money Control.

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 06.09.2014

GS writes to:  

1) CMD MTNL Regarding Restructuring and Promotion Policy-Injustice to Stenographers.

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 2)CMD MTNL Regarding Up-gradation under EPP-case of Stenographers working in MTNL, Mumbai.

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3)Dir.(HR) Regarding Pending HR Issues –Restructuring of the cadre of Stenographers. Click here for the letter.

 05.09.2014

CS Sh. Ram Gopal along with Circle Prseident Sh. K.R. Ydav, JGS Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj, AGS Sh. S.P.S.Yadav, AGS Sh. Rajeeb Kumar , AGS Sh. Mahesh Kukreti and VP CHQ Sh. Ramneek Sharma met with GM(Admin) on 04-09-2014 at 3 Pm in her office to discuss the following points.

1)      Delay in Officiating Promotion orders :  We raised this issue of delay in issuing orders of Officiating promotions in various cadres.

She explained that administration is doing work for LA promotion for Technical Cadres promptly.Both CGMs are preparing the requirements as per need and a consolidated list will be prepared. Accordingly administration will issue LA list for eligible candidates.

For Finance Cadres She explained that GM(Fin) is not available . With due consultations from GM(Fin.) Administration will gather the requirement position and accordingly the LA promotion orders will be issued.

For Promotion of SDE(civil) to XEN (Civil) : A long deliberation took place over the reduction of posts of XEN from 11 to 08. Finally she agreed to get approval for total 11 posts.

2)      Request transfers of SDEs. We raised the issue of  remaining case of request transfers of SDEs.                  

GM(Admin) told that remaining cases of reuest transfers will be done in the ensuing list of LA promotion of SDEs.

3)       Filling of CR Online and non completion of CRs: We explained that some difficulties have been observed for writing CRs On line.

GM(Admin) told that this system has been incorporated by orders of Corporate office therefore we can not overrule the orders. But if any difficulties are being observed then these must come in black and white so that Adminstration may consider it favorably. For unfilled CRs she asked for compiled list for pursuing the individual cases with the concerned officers.

4)      Work related to regular DPC of DE/Sr. Manager (Tech) :

GM(Admin) briefed us all the procedure and assured us to issue a list of eligible candidates within short time so that mater may be expedite at individual as well as admin. Level.

 03.09.2014  A meeting of direct recruited JTOs/AM(Tech)/JAos/AM(Fin)/AM (marketing)/AM(HR) /AM(Legal) has been organised by TEAM at Prabha Devi Telephone Exchange, Mumbai on 04-09-2014 at 4 PM. The meeting will be addressed by GS TEAM and Circle Secy. / Circle President and other leaders of TEAM Mumbai. Please come forward one and all to attend the meeting . Put up  your views/ suggestions on carrier progress and on any other matter pertaining to cadre so that a concrete proposal may come out after discussing with senior leaders. 
 03.09.2014                                                      MEDIA REPORT BSNL and MTNL to be merged by July 2015: The telecom department (DoT) has for the first time set a cutoff date—July 31, 2015—for concluding the much discussed merger of struggling state-run telecom companies, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd. In a presentation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seen by ET, DoT said it expects to “secure Cabinet approval for the proposed BSNL-MTNL merger by June 30 next year”  A news from Economic Times.  Please click here for link to news.
 02.09.2014  Digital India project could be a lifeline for MTNL, BSNL :The Digital India project, which aims at delivering the gamut of government services through cell phone applications, could provide a lifeline to struggling state-run telecom companies Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) by way of a near Rs 92,000 crore annual revenue opportunity by 2020. MTNL has proposed the formation of a separate 50:50 joint venture with BSNL for jointly delivering citizen services across India at a flat rate of Rs 25 per transac ..  A news from Economic Times. Please click here for link to news.
 
31.08.2014 Corporate office wrote a letter to Mumbai and Delhi units for sending ACR/APAR Screening Report for last five years (including year 2013-14) and Disc. Report/Vigilance report for approximate 425 eligible Telecom executives who fall under zone of consideration for approximate 200 vacancies of DE/Sr. Manager.Please click here to see the copy of letter.
 30.08.2014 GS sent a message to Dir.(HR); wherein he conveyed general dis-satisfaction and frustation of executives over non completing the procedure of DPC for regular promotion in DE/CAO/EE(Civil& Electrical) . He further conveyed Dir.(HR ) that this matter is already been over delayed by Delhi and Mumbai units by not completing the CR screening work and any further delay in this work may cause industrial unrest in MTNL. He requested DIR.(HR) to issue instructions to Delhi and Mumbai unit for immediate completion of this work failing which Association will be forced to start Trade Union Action.
29.08.2014 It is learnt that the payment of pension for the month of August-2014 to the retired employees of MTNL (retired before March-2014) will be paid to them on 1st September 2014. The funds for this purpose has been released.
29.08.2014 CMD MTNL was present in Mumbai on 28.08.2014 , we had a meeting with him:Com. A.K. Kaushik, GS, Com. N.L. Thangaraj, CHQ President, Com. J.S. Yadav, CS Mumbai, Com.R.R.Mishra, Jt.GS., Com. R.S.Nair, AGS, Com. K.R. More, HQ Vice President and Com. Jagtap, ACS met Shri. P.K.Purwar, CMD, MTNL on his visit to Mumbai on 28-08-2014.Despite short of time, the following issues were discussed:(1) Undue delay in conduction regular DPCs:We expressed our strong displeasure on undue delay in holding DPC for regular promotion in all levels and all wings, in spite of clear roadmap set in Calendar of DPCs. CMD agreed with our views and assured that all the DPCs will be expedited.(2) Stenographers’ Promotion Avenues and Executive status on reaching E-2 scale:The long pending issue of non-implementation of proper promotion after the re-structuring and refusal of recognizing the E-2 in Stenographers as Executives were discussed. CMD mentioned that he is aware of the issue and promised that he will discuss this issue with us thoroughly on his return to Delhi. (3) JAOs Gradation List:Non publication of Gradation List in JAOs grade after 31-12-2005 has resulted in non-holding regular DPC for AOs, which was called for in 2011. CMD informed us that orders will be issued shortly. (4) Departmental Exam & Recruitment in E-2 level & TTA: CMD mentioned that recruitment process will be initiated soon. (5) Shortage of Materials: CMD informed that the position will improve in the coming months. (6) Non payment of retirement dues to retirees from April onwards: CMD apprised us of the efforts he had taken. He is hopeful that after recent meetings with DOT and Pr.CCA, Mumbai, the issue will be resolved and orders will be issued by DOT very shortly. (7) Heavy shortage in Accounts & Finance wing in Mumbai: When we raised the issue, CMD wanted us to suggest ways. We intimated him that the JAO cadre can be made ”Circle Cadre” and efforts for examination and recruitment may be made on quick footing.
 28.08.2014 After vigorous pursuance of the matter at different level about non payment of pension to the retired employees of MTNL , who retired after April-2014;  DOT finally agreed to reimburse the 85 % of the  pension payment made by MTNL  . The order in this context are to be issued very soon. We are hopeful that from next month onwards the retired employees who retired after April-2014 will get timely payment of their pension and pension benefits.
28.08.2014 A presentation was made by M/S United India Insurance Company at corporate office on 27.08.2014 . TPA , GM(HR), GM(Admin) Delhi Unit and representatives from unions/associations  were present in the meeting. Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj Jt. JGS , Sh. K.R.Yadav CP Delhi and Sh. Ram Gopal CS Delhi attended the meeting. We raised the issue of The Hospitals which are having higher room rents have been authorized and therefore employees have to opt unnecessarily for higher room accommodations and hence force to exhaust the limit. Insurance Company assured to look into the matter.We further raised issue of various tests performed by Hospitals which are not being validated by TPA, Rate limit of various diseases prescribed by company are not in tune with the rate of Hospitals etc. Insurance company expressed that the current policy is already running and nearly six months have been passed and hence no change can be made in between. However next time before execution of policy we may review all the amendments required.We told to GM(HR) that this type of meeting for suggestions etc must be called before execution of policy. GM(HR) agreed to our suggestion and he further announced that this type of interaction will be held quarterly so that any shortcoming could be brought to notice of all and timely solution of problems if any may be sorted out.
27.08.2014 A meeting with the representatives of M/S United India Insurance Company has been organized by Corporate office on 27-08-2014 at CGO building. The meeting will be attended by GM(HR) and GM(Admin) Delhi unit and various representatives of the associations/unions. Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj Jt.JGS along with Sh. RamGopal CS Delhi will attend the same from our association. All the shortcomings noticed by our association shall be raised by our representatives.
26.08.2014 Our case in Hon’ble CAT to set aside ‘Sr. Management Recruitment Rule-2008’came up for hearing on 26th August 2014. The advocate from MTNL asked for passed over in 1st half of court telling that she is busy in High Court for some other case.  Later when matter came up for hearing Hon’ble court was busy with some other case and hence fixed 26th September 2014 as next date for argument.
26.08.2014 Meeting with GM (HR) on 25.08.2014 :-  Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj, Jt GS  along with Sh. Rajeeb Kumar, AGS and Sh. Maninder Sareen Area Secy (BB) met GM(HR) to discuss the following points:- 1)Delay in holding of regular DPCs at E-5 level (Sr Manager) :-  Jt GS pointed out that we are informed by HR unit  long back that process of holding DPCs at E-5 level is on but till date no letter has been issued by HR section  for calling of CRs . It is also learnt that some additional information regarding executives working on LA basis  have been called for from Delhi and Mumbai Unit which is further delaying the process.    GM (HR) informed that case has been sent to Director HR for seeking approval for holding DPC for Sr Manager (Telecom) and after obtaining approval letter will be issued for calling CRs. He also informed that case for holding DPC for Sr. Manager (Finance) will be processed later on.2.  Finalization of Seniority list of JAOs :-   Jt. GS express his resentment over this issue that despite our continuous  pursuance the issue is still unresolved. Eligible executives are not getting their due promotion as Dy Manager(F) on regular basis although vacancies are there but gradation list is not finalized since 2005 onwards. Jt GS also proposed that regular DPC may be conducted as sufficient number of vacancies are available to cover the whole batch pending gradation list to avoid frustration amongst the eligible executives.  GM(HR) informed that committee constituted for this purpose has already submitted its report but no final decision has been taken by the competent authority.  We are also examining the other possibilities so that regular DPC can be conducted in the absence of gradation list.3.  Holding of agenda meeting:-  Jt GS asked about date of agenda meeting to be held as detailed agenda has already been sent for pending HR issues .GM (HR) informed that we have sought item wise brief from the concerned section and on receipt of the reply date of meeting will be conveyed to the association.    
22.08.2014 A Meeting with GM(TY) on 21-08-2014: Representatives of TEAM (TY Area) under leadership of Sh.Ram Gopal met with GM(TY) to discuss the latest developments of TY area.  Sh. Anoop Srivastva AS , Sh. Rajeeb Kumar AGS, Sh, S.P.S.Yadav AGS along with other area representatives attended the meeting. The following points were discussed : 1) GM(TY) expressed his anger and dissatisfaction over the irresponsible and illogical behaviour exhibited by a section of officers during last days. We shared our worries too with deteriorating behaviour of executives and negligence attitude towards work by that section of executives. We further requested GM(TY) that such type of executives must be punished so that no one should dare  to damage the reputation of MTNL. 2) We raised the issue of transfers and posting of executives : We conveyed to him that transfer and posting of executives done in the interest of services should not be changed under influence of any individual or group of individuals. GM(TY) agreed to our view point and assured us that whatever decision he has taken in the interest of services will not be withdrawn at any cost. 3)  Thereafter the point of shortage of stored items was raised: GM (TY) assured us that the various tenders have been finalized and shortage of materials will be no more. We suggested many ideas for betterment of services. GM(TY) welcomed our ideas and assured us for implementing these.
19.08.2014 Meeting with CMD on 19.08.2014 :-  GS along with Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj, Jt.GS, Sh.Rajeeb Kumar AGS, Sh. S.P.S.Yadav,AGS, Sh. P.C.Sarswat, Sh.K.R.Yadav, Circle President ,  Sh. Ram Gopal, Circle Secy and Sh O.P.Guptamet Sh. P.K.Purwar, CMD on 19.08.2014 to discuss the following long pending HR issues: 1. Abnormal delay in holding of regular DPCs :- GS express his serious concern over the abnormal delay in holding of regular DPCs for most of the post in various cadres as per the scheduled notified by HR unit of Corporate Office on flimsy grounds. GS informed that our members are retiring every month without getting their due regular promotions  It seems that HR section is intentionally delaying the DPCs process  by one reason or the other despite the fact that we have already pursued this matter with GM/Director HR many times . GS requested CMD to kind intervene in this matter personally.     CMD told that regular Director (HR) is there to looked into this matter . However, I will discuss with HR  unit to get the issue resolved.  2. Delay in finalization of JAOs gradation list:- GS  pointed out that despite our continuous efforts since long back the issue of finalization of JAOs gradation list is still unresolved. C Rs were called for in July 2011 for regular promotion as AOs of these executives but due to non finalization of gradation list their promotion case is still pending. Even the committee constituted for the purpose has already submitted its report but no decision has been taken by HR unit to resolve the issue. This matter has already taken up your good self on many occasion but still unresolved. CMD accepted that there is abnormal delayed in this matter and informed that I have already called GM(HR) to know the status of the case but could not discussed due to some urgent meetings. He assured to discuss this issue with GM(HR) tomorrow dated 20.08.2014  to resolve this issue on priority.  3.Finalization of RRS for promotion of executives working in HR, Marketing, Legal etc. :- GS informed that executives working in HR, Marketing Legal section are not being promoted as Dy Manager on regular basis due to non availability of RRs for these streams which is blocking their career prospects and  thats why many of the executives have already left the the MTNL and some are in queue to quit..  GS requested to take immediate action in this regard. CMD assured to look into this matter.  4.Recruitment and departmental exam for E-2 level in all disciplines and TTA :-  GS demanded for initiating immediate recruitment process in the cadre of TTA and  Accountant from the  open market so that they can meet the requirement of RRs for 50% departmental quota to be filled at E-2 level keeping in view the acute shortage and retirement . CMD assured to examine and instruct HR unit to take necessary steps in this regards. 5. Promotion policy :-  We have demanded that EPP-2007 and proposed promotion policy of DOT at the time of absorption is not being adhered by MTNL management in case of absorbees  in its true spirit. Even the clause mentioned in EPP-2007 have been violated while implementing this policy  by the HR section arbitrarily. This has been pointed out on many occasions by our association with GM(HR)/Director HR but all in vain. CMD assured to examine this issue. 6. Irregularities  in cadre restructuring and promotion policy for stenographers :-  GS pointed out there are some anomalies while cadre restructuring and framing promotion policy for stenographers which needs re-examination so that the grievances of the stenographers can be resolved.  .    CMD admitted that some representation on this issue have been received and will be examined on the merit   of the case. 7. Counting of training period for increment and promotion :-  GS demanded that training period of direct recruited  executives should be counted for regular promotion and residency period for vertical post based promotion as well as financial up gradation. Even counting of training period for above purposes shall also be extended to all the. executives working in MTNL. CMD assured to discuss this matter with HR unit.
19.08.2014 1) DoT working on modalities of BSNL-MTNL merger: In a bid to revive BSNL and MTNL, Department of Telecom is working on modalities to merge the two state-run telecom companies and also undertake organizational restructuring.” The merger of BSNL and MTNL is definitely on the table for the revival of these firms. We are working on it,” a source in Department of Telecom (DoT) told A News from Economic Times. Please click here for link to news. 2)   Telecom PSUs headless, key posts vacant for months:At a time when the NDA government is talking about efficiency and pace in decision-making, most crucial arms of the telecom ministry are headless. Chiefs of several entities, including CMDs of MTNL and BSNL, are yet to be appointed despite the posts lying vacant for months.  A News from Economic Times. Please click here for link to news.
19.8.2014 MTNL Mumbai administration promoted 17 DM(T) on local officiating basis to SM Positions. Special Reports were called from 424 Sr Managers(T) presently in E5 for promotion to E6 Grade, 262 DM(T) for protion to E5 from E4 grade, 273 AM(T) from E2 to E3 grade and 76 AM(Fin) from E2 to E3 grades. All are requested to expedite Special reports and CRs at the earliest.
11.08.2014 ED Delhi office issued orders for CR call for financial up-gradation due wef -01-10-2014 for the following grades of Finance executives:1) for 51 Executives from E5 to E6,2) for 4 Executives from E6 to E7.Please see the complete lists on Delhi Bulletin.
09.08.2014 ED Delhi issued orders for CR call for financial upgradation due wef -01-10-2014 for the following grades of Telecom executives:1) for 215 Executives from E4 to E5,2) for 376 Executives from E5 to E6.Please see the complete lists on Delhi Bulletin.
08.08.2014 GS wrote a letter to GM(HR) for seeking immediate meeting with him for discussing pending various HR issues of executives. Please click here for copy of letter.
07.08.2014 GS Wrote a letter to Sh. Narendra Modi Hon’ble Prime Minister Of India seeking his kind intervention for payment of pension and pensionary benefits to retired employees of MTNL at earliest.Please click here for copy of letter.
02.08.2014 BSNL-MTNL in pact with ONGC to provide telecom services for 5 years: BSNL and MTNL  today said they have inked a 5-year pact with ONGC to provide all telecom services to the state-owned oil firm on a pan-India basis.”A tripartite MoU was signed among ONGC, BSNL and MTNL on July 28 at ONGC Corporate Office for providing all telecom services such as basic telephones, mobile services, leased circuits including VSAT services to ONGC on pan India basis, including service areas of MTNL at Delhi and Mumbai,” BSNL and MTNL said in a joint statement. A news from Economic Times.Please click here for link to news.
01.08.2014 Meeting with Member(Finance) DOT: GS along with Sh. V. P. Bhardwaj JGS and Sh. Rajeeb Kumar AGS met with member (Finance) DOT  on  28-07-2014 regarding in-ordinate delay in taking over of pension liability from MTNL by Pr. CCA DOT causing non payment of pension and pensionery benefits to retirees of MTNL . GS pointed out that due to delay in taking over of pension liability by Pr. CCA the retirees (retired from April-2014 onwards) of MTNL  have not got any amount resulting mental harassment  to them and facing their difficulties for their livelihood. GS also briefed Member (Finance) that Pr.CCA ‘s office is intently delaying the taking over of pension liability by raising quarries time to time. GS also pointed out that it is a policy matter and has to be decided by DOT and MTNL Management. Even the decision for payment of pension to the retirees prior to March-2014 has been further extended to September -2014.  We further requested Membr (Finance) for immediate release of pension to the retirees with effect from April-2014 onwards so that they can get some relief for their livelihood.Member (Finance) admitted that there is delay in payment of pension to the retirees from April-2014 but we are watching the progress on day to day basis and trying to settle the issue on priority. Meeting with Member(Services) DOT: GS along with Sh. V. P. Bhardwaj JGS and Sh. Rajeeb Kumar AGS met with Member (Services) DOT  on  28-07-2014 regarding extending CGHS facility to the retirees of MTNL. Member Services told that the matter has already been sent to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and we are expecting the positive response in this regard very soon.
01.08.2014 United forum wrote a letter to Member (Finance) regarding non payment of pension in MTNL due to lack of coordination and cooperation between DOT and MTNL ,putting the pensioners in lurch.Please click here for the copy of letter.
31.07.2014 GS wrote a letter to Sh. Ravi Shankar Prasad Ji ,Hon’ble Minister  of Communication & IT for granting a meeting to TEAM for discussing about functioning services of MTNL in Delhi and Mumbai. Please click here for copy of letter.
30.07.2014 GS wrote a letter to CGM(Wireless Services) regarding abusive and derogatory behaviour of Sh. D.C. Singh ,Director ,COSMOS Telecommunication Pvt. Ltd, with the officers working in BSS unit.Please click here for copy of letter.
30.07.2014 1)Corporate office issued posting order for CGM(D) for Sh.N.K.Jain presently working as GM(OP &Marketing).Please click here for copy of letter. 2)ED Delhi issued transfer and posting order for GMs.Please click here for copy of letter.
30.07.2014 Our case for scrapping LICE for E-2 to E-3 came for hearing in Principal Bench CAT Delhi on 30-07-2014.But the lawyer from MTNL requested for some more time and Hon’ble court has fixed 10th October-2014 as next date of hearing.
28.07.2014 GS wrote a letter to Member Finance (D.O.T.) about in-ordinate delay in taking over the pension liability from MTNL by PR.CCA,DOT, New Delhi causing non payment of pension and pensionery benefits to retirees. Please click here for copy of letter.
26.07.2014 It is learnt that Sh. P.K.Purwar has been given extension for 2 more months on the post of CMD MTNL
26.07.2014 BSNL, MTNL eyeing better coverage with 28,300 new mobile sites:State-run telecom companies BSNL and MTNL are enhancing capacity and coverage of their mobile services by adding about 28,300 new mobile sites, the Parliament has been informed. MTNL is adding 3,526 mobile sites which include both 2G and 3G equipment for enhancing coverage in Delhi and Mumbai. A news from Times of India.Please click here for link to news.
25.7.2014 Our case in Hon’ble CAT to set aside ’Sr. Management Recruitment Rule-2008’ came up for hearing on 24th July 2014 but hearing could not be completed as advocate of MTNL could not attend the court. Hon’ble court has fixed 26th August  2014 as next date of hearing.
22.7.2014 CEC meeting of TEAM Mumbai will be held tomorrow, 23.7.2014, at 17 hrs in Class Room at 15th Floor, Telephone House, Pabhadevi to discuss imposition of Penalty levied on account of non – adherence to TRAI parameters and other issues to be taken up with ED Mumbai on 24.7.2014. All are requested to make it convenient to attend the meeting along with all area office bearers. CS, TEAM.
21.7.2014 The CCA Mumbai has released Rs. 38.60 crores to MTNL Mumbai against pension payment on the same way as for MTNL Delhi.
19.7.2014 Dear Members, Management is not serious about our demand for 78.2 % IDA neutralization. Since this is costing shadow in the long run we have to get it at all cost. Matter is being discussed with our CHQ and Delhi unit. We may have to resort to trade union movement to secure our rights. Keep ready for a call.
16.07.2014 Because of continuous efforts of our association, TEAM, The CCA, New Delhi (DOT) has paid  a refund to MTNL Rs. 28.62 crore against the pension paid by MTNL for the retirees (Who retired prior to 31st March,2014 ). This amount reimbursed to MTNL against 85% of the pension paid to the retirees for the month of April, May,June,2014 after deducting the pension contribution of the working employees for the same.  On the same line CCA, Mumbai is also to release the payment to MTNL, Mumbai. The amount is to be paid by CCA, Mumbai is yet to be confirmed.
16.07.2014 GS along with Sh. V. P. Bhardwaj JGS, Sh. Rajeeb Kumar AGS, Sh. P. C. Sarswat Advisor CHQ , Sh. K. R. Yadav CP and Sh. Ram Gopal CS met with GM(HR) on 15-07-2014 to discuss the following points. 1) Non filling all vacant post of  DGM in all streams: GS expressed our deep concern over this issue. We explained that all vacant posts of DGMs in all streams have not been filled in although the eligible candidates are available. There is no provision in the rule for holding of 50% post of DGM for direct recruited executives. We demanded that all the vacant posts must be filled without any further delay as senior executives are retiring without getting their due promotions.GM(HR) agreed that there is no rule for keeping pending 50% posts of DGMs for direct recruited executives but as per the decision of the competent authority only 50% posts have been filled in. However he agreed to re-examine the issue. 2) Delay in holding DPCs for E5(regular) promotion in all streams: We conveyed our serious objection for un-necessary delay in holding of DPC for regular promotion in E5 grade in all streams although sufficient information in this regard from both circle have been received by Corporate office.GM(HR ) replied that file was sent for approval for holding DPC for DEs but some quarry has been raised by Dir.(HR) and we are replying to same. The case of promotion of CAOs has to be processed yet. 3) Delay in finalization of gradation list of JAOs: GS asked the latest status of the gradation list of JAOs as the same has been over delayed and regular DPC for AOs is getting delayed due to this.GM(HR) told that the committee has submitted its report but Dir.(HR) raised some quarries again and we are replying to them. 4) Regular DPC of JTOs/JAOs/AMs(HR, Marketing & Legal)  to SDEs /AOs / DMs : GS apprised that as per DPC calendar all the DPCs are over delayed and requested him to expedite the process so that the eligible executives may get their due promotion well in time GM(HR) assured that this mater is on top priority and will be resolved shortly. 5) Case of Stenographers for promotion:This case has already been discussed on various occasions but no fruit full result has been achieved.  GS requested to resolve this issue on top priority.GM(HR) answered that the case has already  examined and the finding have been submitted to competent authority for approval. But some quarries have been raised which are been looked into. 6) Non-grant of one increment on regular promotion in E5 as per executive promotion policy 2007: GS pointed out that as per EPP-2007 one increment has to be given on regular promotion in E5 but Corporate office arbitrarily decided not to allow it.GM(HR) agreed that the increment is to be given as per EPP-2007 but as per decision of competent authority it is not allowed. This matter may be taken up with Dir.(HR) or CMD. 7) Review of seniority list of CAOs(E5): GS pointed out that some representations from individual executives are lying pending in HR section for review of seniority but the same is not being examined and replied to the individual executives.GM(HR) agreed that we have received some cases and are pending for further examination. 8) Retrospective effect of regular promotion of AOs/Sr. PAs: GS told to GM(HR) that some representation from individual AOs/Sr. PAs have been sent to HR section  for giving retrospective effect of regular promotion but the same have not been finalised yet. GM(HR) agreed for these representation but he told that the same could not be finalised due to busy schedule. He assured to look into these shortly.
15.07.2014 BSNL, MTNL did not get necessary structural support:State run BSNL and MTNL did not get the structural support they required, leading to their present state of affairs, government said in the Lok Sabha on Monday. Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said there is scope for improvement in the working of the two state run service providers. They were once making profit, but now they are incurring losses, he said……. A news from Z News……… Please click here for link to news.
 12.07.2014 1) While replying to question raised by Sh.D.P.Tirpathi Hon,ble Member of Rajya Sabaha , SH. Ravi Shankar Prasad Hon,ble Minister of Communication & IT announced that Government plans Rs 39k-crore capital infusion in BSNL, MTNL over 5 years . A news from Economic Times. Please click here for link to news. 2) MTNL, BSNL face total debt of over Rs 21,000 cr:The total debt of state-run telecom companies MTNL and BSNL has increased to Rs 21,208 crore at the end of June 2014.It was Rs 12,983 crore as of March 31, 2012, Parliament was informed today. For BSNL, it was Rs 3,335 crore, and MTNL — Rs 9,648 crore.”As on March 31 (2014), the total debts on the books of BSNL and MTNL are Rs 5,948 and Rs 14,210 crores respectively,” Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said in the Rajya Sabha. A news from Business Standard. Please click here for link to news.
10.07.2014 ED Delhi office issued an order for LA promotion to the post of DGM(Telecom) for 9 executives.  Please click here for copy of orders.
09.07.2014 ED Delhi office issued an order for LA promotion to the post of DGM(Telecom) for 4 executives. Plase click here for copy of orders.
07.07.2014 JGS Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj along with CS Delhi Sh. Ram Gopal met with DGM(HR) on 05-07-2014 regarding pursuance of regular DPCs of all streams. DGM (HR) informed that the case has already been sent for seeking approval for holding of DPC for DEs/Sr. Manager (Telecom) and it is expected that the same may be cleared by next week. Regarding the DPC for CAOs information have already been received from both units and we are processing the case for seeking approval for holding DPC. Other DPCs for regular promotion are in pipe line.
05.07.2014 Corporate Office issued Transfer orders for 2 AM (Finance)  on request from Mumbai unit to Corporate Office. Please click here for copy of orders. 
03.07.2014 Sh. R.S.Sharma Secretary (IT) has been given additional charge of Secretary (T) Deptt. Of. Telecom .Sh. R.S.Sharma is an IAS officer of 1978 batch (Jharkhand Cadre).
03.07.2014 IDA for CPSU employees is likely to be increased by 2.9% from 1st July 2014.Therefore new IDA will be 91.3% from JULY-2014.
03.07.2014 NEWS FROM MEDIA Ravi Shankar Prasad cracks the whip on MTNL, BSNL:Telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad is cracking the whip on ailing telcos  MTNL  and BSNL. The minister has made it clear that companies must either perform or perish. CNBC-TV18’s Malvika Jain and Elan Dutta spoke to industry experts to explore various opportunities the two companies could tap to script a turnaround. A News from CNBC TV18. Please click here for link to news.
02.07.2014 Yesterday  i.e. on 01-07-2014 GS met Principal CCA (Pension) to discuss the inordinate delay in taking over the pension cases from MTNL and non payment of pension and pensionary  benefits to the employees retired from April-2014 onwards. Principal CCA explained the reasons for this delay. We have asked the Principal CCA for immediate release of the pension and pensionary benefits to all the employees retired in April-2014 & onward. Principal CCA assured to expedite the process of taking over the pension cases from MTNL . He also assured that he will talk to Dir. (F) MTNL for releasing the pension of those who retire in April & May2014. We have also told the Principal CCA that our Association will not be remained silent onlooker anymore in this regard.
30.06.2014 ED Delhi office issued Posting orders for 7 DGM(F) promoted on regular basis by Corporate office on 29-05-2014. TEAM wishes all the best to promoted and posted Senior executives. Please click here for copy of the letter.
26.06.2014 Due to persistent follow up by TEAM, Mumbai Corporate Office released order removing discrepancies in E2 to E3 up-gradation  on completion of 4 years regular service without counting training period. Click here for the order pl.