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 22.02.2018
Yesterday day i.e on 21/02/2018, meeting with Asst. Labour Commissioner was held. We submitted a letter dtd 21/02/2018 addressed to Conciliation Officer.
After discussions the following were recorded:-
1. 78.2% IDA :- 
This office (ALC Mumbai) has decided to forward this case to RLC Delhi since the Conciliation process has started there. 
2. Another option to opt for combined service pension :- 
Since this matter is pending before CAT New Delhi, it is subjudiced and hence conciliation at ALC Mumbai is closed.
3. CGHS Issue :- 
MTNL Mumbai Management stated that the points raised by United Forum in letter dated 16/02/2018 will be referred to Corporate Office.
The next meeting will be on 23/03/2018 at 11 am.
 22.02.2018 United Forum of Unions and Associations of Delhi wrote a letter to CMD MTNL with regards to implementation of letter of DOT for 78.2 %IDA neutralization with effect from 01.01.2007.
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 22.02.2018 The meeting of United forum of MTNL Unions & Associations, Delhi was held in R/No.756, Kidwai  Bhawan at 2-30 PM of 21/02/218. Shri Mange Ram Sharma, President was on the chair. There had been a thread-bare discussions on all of the burning issues including the full neutralization       @ 78.2%, the prospect of Pay & Pension revision, development in respect of court cases filed by MTNL against United Forum & others and organizational aspects of United Forum. The following decisions were taken in the meting :-

  • The draft of the letter addressed to the CMD,MTNL and copies to the Secretary (T) etc demanding immediate implementation of Merger of 50% DA as on 01/01/2007 effectively amount to 78.2% as MTNL has already exhausted all excuses to escape.
  • Exploring the opportunities to have coordinated actions along with other stake-holder unions/associations/organizations within as well as outside MTNL/BSNL to pave the way for pay/pension revision refuting the so called “affordable clauses” in the recommendations of 3rd.PRC as accepted and notified by the Central Cabinet.
  • Draft a fresh Notice for Protest Actions to press for the long pending demands as well as against the recent anti-employees postures of DOT/MTNL under the guise of reviving MTNL. DOT/MTNL is trying to push through this anti employees agenda by forming a Committee with a few “friendly unions & associations”.
  • After thorough discussions United Forum, Delhi has agreed with the proposal put forward by United Forum, Mumbai for formation of an Apex Entity of the two for better coordinated actions in future.
 21.02.2018

 ED Delhi Office issued a LA promotion list from DE/Sr. Manager to Dy.GM for 25 Telecom Executives.

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 20.02.2018

The case against United Forum of MTNL came up for hearing in Delhi High Court on 19/2/2018. MTNL has now submitted its reply. Now next date of hearing is fixed as 3rd May, 2018.

It is learnt MTNL Board in its meeting on 13/02/2018  has decided to communicate DOT that MTNL is not in a position to extend the benefit of merger of 50% IDA to the MTNL employees from its resources due to severe financial constrains. This is in response to DOT letter dt-8-2-18.

 17.02.2018

 Secy. DOT replied to Sh. Arvind Sawant Hon’ble MP of Lok Sabha for his letter written on the current financial status of MTNL and measures to be taken by DOT for its revival.

Please click here for letter of Secy.DOT.

 15.02.2018

DOT wrote a letter to CMD MTNL with regards to 78.2 % IDA neutralization.

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 15.02.2018
Corporate office has issued orders dtd 13/02/2018 regarding medical facilities to pensioners. 
These orders prescribe the following :- 
1. Three months time to apply for CGHS/CGHIS from the date of retirement.
2. The option to  CGHS or CGHIS or Not availing any should be given alongwith submission of “pension papers” itself.
Nothing has been stated about the following pensioners. 
1. Those who retired prior to 01/04/2014 but not received PPO (about 1000 pensioners)
2. Those who retired during current year but not yet received the PPO. (PPOs have been issued to retirees upto May’17 only)
 13.02.2018

The Suit filed by MTNL against United forum & Others was heard yesterday ie.on 12/2/2018. Sri. A.K. Kaushik GS TEAM appeared as counsel for United Forum. Principle CCA Mumbai attended the court proceeding on behalf of Secretary DoT. Sri. Pawan Gupta Director at o/o DoT was also present.

*During the proceeding DoT Counsel informed that payment of IDA neutralization is the responsibility of MTNL & not the Government. Therefore MTNL should pay 78.2% from  their resources.*

After hearing both sides the suit was disposed off  with orders passed by Honourable Court that if MTNL is not paying 78.2% IDA neutralization,  Unions & Associations can resort to Trade Union Actions.

08.02.2018

Government ‘seriously looking’ at revival plan for MTNL: The government is seriously looking at a revival plan for state-owned MTNL, and various steps have been taken to improve the telecom operator’s customer base, Union minister Manoj Sinha said today.
Replying to supplementaries in the Lok Sabha, he said the government is also considering equipping MTNL and BSNL to start providing 4G services.MTNL has taken various steps to improve its network capabilities, quality of services and to increase the market share. These include expansion of 3G network and redeployment of Digital Subscriber Line Asynchronous Mode (DSLAM) mode of existing broadband network. A news from Economic times…

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 07.02.2018

ED Delhi Office issued orders for financial Up-gradation from E6 to E7 for 9 Finance Executives and 4 Telecom Executives.
Please click here for orders for Financial up-gradation order of Finance Executives.

Please click here for orders for Financial up-gradation order of Telecom Executives.

   
 07.02.2018

All unions and Associations of BSNL wrote a memorandum to Hon’ble Prime Minister of India on the issue of proposed merger of BSNL and MTNL.

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 06.06.2018
The case in Bombay High Court came up today (06/02/2018). Sri. A. K. Kaushik GS TEAM appeared as counsel on behalf of UForum.DoT’s counsel said the issue of 78.2% is complex and needs more time and also said he sent email to DoT.Counsels for Unions objected to it and told Hon Court that it is admitted liability and DoT should come up with solution. 
Accepting this plea  Hon’ Court directed Secretary DoT to appear in person on 12/02/2018.
03.02.2018  Representatives of TEAM, Mumbai Sh. S.S.Jgtap Sr. VP, Sh. R.S.Kulkarni ACS, Sh. P.K.Kulkarni, Sh. R.G.Chaube ACS, SH. R.S Nair AGS HQ  met Director(HR) on 02.02.2018 during his visit to Mumbai. During this meeting ED Mumbai and GM(Admin) attended the meeting from administration side.  At the outset, we have expressed our displeasure over the attitude of the Management in not calling the TEAM representatives for discussions regarding revival of MTNL.  Director HR clarified it was not the intention and in fact he himself spoke to GS, TEAM inviting him for the meeting.    The following issues were discussed:

  1. DPC for regular promotion to the cadre of SM and DGM as per the time schedule – Director (HR) informed that last year the DPC could not be conducted  due to non-availability of eligible candidates for promotion from SM to DGM.  Next hearing of 206 Court case is  on 14/02/2018.  MTNL is striving to settle the issue by the said date and DPC will be conducted thereafter.
  1. Allotment of Quarters – The issue was discussed in detail.  Director(HR) informed that the Report of the Committee set up to study the case is expected soon and based on the report, the case will be settled in favour of MTNL employees/executives.
  1. Merger with BSNL – Director(HR) categorically stated that there will not be any merger of BSNL and MTNL  and MTNL  has to survive on its own.
  1. Revival of MTNL – Director(HR) stated that the Government is ready to allot 4G spectrum and take over the liability of MTNL.  Govt. is also ready to infuse necessary funds for revival of MTNL.  Representatives have been asked by the Director(HR) to work out a plan of action for revival of MTNL and seize the opportunity given by the Government.
  1. Shortage of Staff – Director(HR) informed that a decision has been taken to recruit 200 TTAs (100 each for Mumbai and Delhi) and the process will start soon. To the query raised by the representatives, Director(HR) informed that since TTA is a circle cadre, the TTAs recruited in Mumbai will remain in Mumbai only.
  1. Issues related to Stenographers – The representatives pointed out that DPC for promotion to the cadre of Stenographers has been conducted and the minutes were sent to Corporate office for approval. However, the approval is pending on the ground that Corporate Office and Delhi Unit is giving executive status to the Stenographers as and when they are promoted to the Grade of E-2 and the stenographers for whom the DPC was conducted are already in E-4.   Director(HR) informed that the case file is moving fast in the Corporate Office and a decision regarding granting executive status  will be taken shortly.
  2. First promotion after 4-6 years instead of 5 years to Stenographers, Hindi Officers and AM(Legal) – Director(HR) informed that the case is under active consideration and a decision will be taken soon.

 

  1. Issues relating to Hindi Officers – Director(HR) was convinced with the arguments raised by the representatives and promised to look into the matter favourably.
  1. 78.2 DA neutralization – Director(HR) categorically stated that the issue is not under consideration at present. When pointed out that the Board has already decided and forwarded the case to DoT, Director(HR) stated that the Government Directors have stated that if the Government  bears the financial part, 78.2 DA neutralization can be considered.  However, there is no positive indication from the Government.
  1. Increment for the training period – Director (HR) informed that it is not possible to consider the period of training for granting increment. However, it has been decided that henceforth whenever new recruitment takes place, instead of granting stipend, they will be placed directly in the pay scales, so that this issue will not come up in future.

        TEAM representatives promised their fullest cooperation for the efforts being made by the Management for the revival of MTNL.

 03.02.2018
Our case against LICE for promotion from E2 to E3 came for final  hearing in CAT on yesterday i.e. 02.02.2018 and hearing was completed.The decision of the case is anticipated soon.
31.01.2018

Our case against LICE for promotion from E2 to E3 came on hearing in CAT on today i.e. 31.01.2018 but hearing could not be completed. Next date of hearing is 02.02.2018.

 31.01.2018

 The Conciliation proceeding between MTNL and UFOM came up for hearing before Asst. labour commissioner on 30.01.2018. Sh. S.M.Sawant, Sh.B.R.Pathak, Sh. Mathias and others attended the meeting. MTNL has filed a written statement of ‘Present Status’. However the proceedings could not take place as ALC was no present. Next Proceedings will take place on 22/02/2018.

Please click here for the statement of MTNL.

 29.01.2018

 BSNL stops free Sunday calls on landlines, CalTel for new plan: State-owned telecom company Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) will withdraw its free voice calling benefits from landlines on Sundays from February 1. The decision comes soon after the company decided to curb free night calling benefits.“BSNL is going to withdraw the free Sunday calling benefit from February 1. This will happen nationally. But, from Calcutta Telephones, we are working on some plans which I think will mitigate the impact for our customers,” Calcutta Telephones (CalTel) Chief General Manager S P Tripathi told PTI. Anews from Economic Times….

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 29.01.2018

Monetising assets: BSNL wants to sell lands which it does not own:

State-owned, loss-making telecom firm BSNL’s move to monetise its real estate assets in order to shore up its revenues has run into trouble as the department of telecommunications (DoT) has said since the ownership of the properties do not vest with the firm, its proposal cannot be processed.A news from Financial Express….

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 25.01.2018

TEAM WISHES

HAPPY REPUBLIC DAY 2018

TO ONE AND ALL

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 25.01.2018  

1)Indian telecom stocks fall after Jio cuts tariffs to counter Airtel data plans

: A news from Hindustan Times

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2)Telecom Operators Raise App-Based Calling, Infrastructure Issues with TRAI: Telecom operators in their meeting with regulator Trai today raised multiple pain points,
including app-based calling, rationalisation of taxes and infrastructure expansion woes, that are adversely impacting their business.
“We had very fruitful discussion with industry players. They were unanimous on some of the issues that Trai should deal with in this year like OTT(over-the-top) consultation, one country one licence, infrastructure related issues, rationalisation of taxes under GST … There were 6-7 issues that they want the regulator to look into,” Trai Chairman R S Sharma told reporters after the meeting.A news from NDTV…
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 24.01.2018

 The next date of hearing in the Bombay High Court is 6th Feb 2018.

24.01.2018

Telecom operators oppose TRAI recommendations of new licensees for in-flight services:

The Cellular Operators Association of India has said that existing on ground spectrum licences are sufficient for providing in-flight connectivity.Indian telecom companies have opposed TRAI’s recommendation of creation of a separate licensee category for offering in-flight communication services, according to a report by The Economic Times.The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), which represents all major telecom operators in the country, said that existing mobile phone operators are best placed to provide them.The telecom operators’ body, however, welcomed the recommendation to allow internet and mobile services in flights.COAI director general Rajan Mathews said, “We do not support any separate category of in-flight connectivity (IFC) service provider”. A news from Money Control…

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 24.01.2018

The representatives of United Forum of MTNL Unions and Associations, Delhi ( S/Shri Mange Ram Sharma,  M.K.Bagchi, V.P.Bhardwaj, Rajiv Kumar, K.R.Yadav, S.N.Pandey, Jaswant Singh and   B.K.Dubey )  meet Shri Amit Yadav, Joint Secretary (Admin.), DOT as well as Director (PSU)/DOT on 22/1/2018 to discuss about the following issues :-

  • Merger of 50% IDA effectively amounting to 78.2% as on 01/01/2007.
  • Prospect of Pay Revision and Pension Revision in MTNL w.e.f. 01/01/2017
  • Merger of MTNL and BSNL.

During an hour long discussion, we advance our point of views in respect of each of these issues. It is needless to reiterate those things here as they are widely known to all. Rather we mention here under the responds of DOT in this respect so that everyone can understand the prospect of realizing our demands vis-à-vis mind set of MTNL/DOT.

  • DOT is not inclined to go ahead straightway with the proposal of MTNL for financial assistance from DOT for implementation of IDA neutralization @ 78.2% w.e.f 1.1.2007. DOT looks towards the committee formed to deal with the demands of MTNL employees to evolve and recommend a suitable package to help revival of MTNL, linking a number of contentious HR issues, e.g., reduction of staff strength implementing VRS etc as well as linking the said IDA neutralization @ 78.2%. If that be the possibly done a case, DOT may consider it at some point. There is no time frame even for this. DOT is visibly uncomfortable with the way the court case in Mumbai High Court is developing. We have clarified that it is MTNL that has filed the case to stop agitation. We are the respondents. It is in its own wisedom  Hon’ble  High Court has dug into the root causes of agitation. None should challenge wisedom of Hon’ble Court.
  • As regards Pay Revision, the response of DOT is candid and clear i.e., pay revision violating of or deviating from the affordability clause is ruled out as for this, cabinet approval is needed. DOT does not see any prospect in such move as of now. Even “0”% revision of pay will increase the amount of pension contributions payable by MTNL considerably and MTNL is not in a position to  take that burden.
  • As regards pension revision, the respond of DOT is somewhat in affirmative but here again the establishment unit of DOT is somewhat confused about the way forward to a solution. Our proposal to find a solution within the frame work of the recommendations of 7th.CPC  as accepted by the Government for CD pensioners does not appear to have found a favourable nod yet.
  • As regards the much publicized issue of merger of MTNL and BSNL, DOT finds a number of road blocks in progressing this issue. DOT feels as follows :

1)BSNL is 100% owned by the Government whereas around 44% share of MTNL is not owned by the Government. SEBI does not permit merger of PSUs with such different status. So to give effect to merger proposal, Government needs to purchase all the shares which are presently out of hand.

2)MTNL’s market loan is around 17000 crores. MTNL’s claim of        having its own unutilized assets of 20000 crores is an “exaggerated” figure.  BSNL’s present liabilities are around 4000 crores. BSNL cannot and should not invite the additional liabilities

3)There exist the thorny differences and disparities in respect of HR issues on both sides, both in respect of DOT recruited employees absorbed and the employees recruited by the respective PSUs subsequently. There are fear of irreconcilable irritations in merging the comparable cadres.

 23.01.2018

The case in Bombay High Court came up today (23/01/2018) . Sh. A.K.Kaushik GS TEAM appeared as counsel on behalf of United Forum. DOT counsel did not appear .MTNL counsel pleaded for interim relief on original prayer. It was objected by other counsels. Hon’ble Judge did not accept the plea of MTNL Counsel and adjourned the case to next week. Date may be known by evening today.

 23.01.2018 Our Curt case for 78.2 % IDA Neutrlisation is scheduled for hearing today at Sl. No. 962 in front of Hon’ble Justice S.L.Kathawala in room number 20.
 19.01.2018 It has been confirmed that MTNL Board in its meeting approved the proposal of merger of BSNL and MTNL and same has been sent to DOT to be considered in a meeting scheduled on 24 Jan 2018.
 18.01.2018

Rs10,700 crore telecom projects in north-east to improve connectivity:The department of telecom has initiated projects worth Rs10,700 crore which will be completed by December 2018, telecom minister Manoj Sinha says . A News from Media….

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 15.01.2018

TRAI cuts ISD incoming termination charges; telecom industry cries foul: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Friday cut termination charges for international incoming calls to wireline and wireless connections, to ₹0.30 per minute from ₹0.53, which experts say may not only impact operators, but also lead to the country losing an opportunity to earn higher foreign exchange.A news from Hindu….

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12.01.2018  

Telecom services cost may rise by 10% in absence of tax relief :

Telecom body TAIPA expects 50,000 mobile tower installations in coming fiscal with considerable tax implications and in absence of concessions from the government, cost of mobile services may become dearer by 10 per cent.

“The passive infrastructure industry is expecting to install around 50,000 towers during coming fiscal year and the taxes paid on each tower is around Rs 1-1.5 lakh.

“This could result in increase in cost of providing the telecom service by appro .. A news from Economic Times…..

 10.01.2018 Corporate office issued transfer order of AM/DM from Mumbai to Delhi.
Please click here for order no1 & Order No.2
 06.01.2018

Corporate office issued a letter for filling up of APAR of 2017-18 by the executives of E1 to E4 grade through Online only.

Please click here for copy of letter.

 05.01.2018

GS wrote a letter to CMD MTNL for a meeting  for discussion of the issues related to MTNL revival options.

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 04.01.2018 It is requested that CHQ office Bearers present in Delhi, Circle Office bearers and Area Secretaries may ensure to participate in the emergency meeting called by GS in the Room No.756 of KIdwai Bhawan ND on 04.01.2018 (Thursday) at 14.30 hrs.
 04.01.2018

ED Delhi Office issued a letter for calling APAR of 26 Sr. Manager (Telecom) for LA promotion to the post of DGM (telecom). All area secretaries are requested to ensure that the desired APAR of their area’s executive may reach to head quarter well in time

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 03.01.2018

 Department of Public Enterprises issued a circular for increase in IDA w.e.f. 01.01.2018.

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 01.01.2018  Image result for happy new year 2018 images

Let’s make our New Year resolution to be there for each other and help fellow human beings in need even if we don’t know them personally. So come let’s spread some kindness and cheer!……..
TEAM WISHES YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
A VERY HAPPY AND PROSPOURUS
NEW YEAR 2018

 28.12.2017

 Telecom infrastructure: DoT to set up dedicated ecosystem for testing 5G technologies: With an aim to encourage indigenous research and development in technologies and equipment pertaining to the fifth generation of mobile telephony, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has firmed up plans to set up a 5G test bed that will be anchored by Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. For the same, the DoT has sought an amount of Rs 35 crore in the second batch of supplementary demands for grants for 2017-18. According to a DoT official, the test bed is expected to be operational within the next six months.A news from Indian Express..

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 28.12.2017

Telecom companies seek compensation post 2G case verdict

for incurred losses:With the 2G special trial court acquitting all the accused in the spectrum case, telecom companies are gearing up to seek compensation from the government for the losses they incurred when their licences were cancelled by the Supreme Court in 2012. These include Videocon Telecommunications, Dubai-based Khaitan Holdings, and serial entrepreneur and the owner of STel-C Sivasankaran.“We have already filed a refund application in TDSAT, which was disposed of and also have filed for International Arbitration for all the money that was put into the company via our Mauritius based companies,” Khaitan Holdings said in response to a detailed questionnaire by Express. “Since it’s vacation time and all legal councils are on holiday, we are still to get advice on our next step forward,” it added.

 A news from Indian Express…

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 26.12.2017

 BSNL, MTNL merger only way to give them fighting chance: Panel

A parliamentary panel looking into state-run telecom firms, currently struggling with competition from the private sector and losses, has recommended that BSNL and MTNL be merged in order to give them a “fighting chance” at survival — a merged company is expected to give it the clout necessary to take on the might of private sector. The 43rd report of the Committee on Petitions tabled in the Lok Sabha, the panel pointed out that “for the long-term survival and success of MTNL and BSNL, their merger would only be a viable proposition – in view of the fact that their merger would give both the entities a chance for competition against the emerging consolidated private sector players. A news from Indian Express…..

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 23.12.2017

एमटीएनएल को पटरी पर लाएगी सरकार: मनोज सिन्हा

टेलीकॉम मंत्री मनोज सिन्हा ने आईटीआई और एमटीएनएल के रिवाइवल का इरादा जताया है। सीएनबीसी-आवाज़ से साक्षात्कार में उन्होंने कहा कि आईटीआई का कायाकल्प हो गया है और सरकार एमटीएनएल के रिवाइवल पर काम कर रही है।एमटीएनएल पर  बात करते हुए उन्होंने कहा कि एमटीएनएल आर्थिक तंगी से गुजर रहा है। जिसको देखते हुए एमटीएनएलपर समिति बनाई गई है। एमटीएनएल के रिवाइवल पर विचार जारी है। वहीं आईटीआई के रिवाइवल पर बात करते हुए मनोज सिन्हा ने कहा कि आईटीआई का प्रदर्शन काफी अच्छा है। आईटीआई बीएसएनएल के रास्ते पर है, आईटीआई के पास काफी काम है। उन्होंने आगे कहा कि मार्च 2018 में नई टेलीकॉम पॉलिसी आ जाएगी। सरकार डिजिटल इंडिया को बूस्ट देगी और डिजिटल डिवाइड को खत्म करेगी।

A news from Money Control…. Please click here for link to news.

 21.12.2017

 Hon’ble MP (Lok Sabha) Sh. Arvind Sawant wrote a letter to Hon’ble MOS (Communication) with regards to revival of MTNL. 

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 20.12.2017

Case Hearing in Mumbai High Court

The case filed by MTNL in Hon’ble High Court of Mumbai against United Forum of MTNL Unions and Associations and others came for hearing to day in the late afternoon.Advocate representing MTNL has pleaded to secure directions from Hon’ble Court to impose restrictions on the agitations launched by the employees to press for their demands.This is vehemently opposed by the advocates representing various organisations of MTNL employees. Advocates on the employees’ side argue that MTNL is a Govt. owned company and it has yet to comply with the instructions of the statutory authority to pay for full DA neutralization w.e.f. 1.1.2007. DOT can not run away from its responsibility of ensuring that its erstwhile employees get full DA neutralization. This is mandatory and thereby not negotiable. It is also informed to Hon’ble High Court that DOT withdrew huge amount from MTNL’s coffer on various heads and at various occasions. So DOT should come forward as hinted earlier.o this Hon’be High Court asked for clear statement from DOT’s advocate. DOT’s advocate pleads for more time to seek further instructions from DOT.Time is granted. Next hearing will take place in the New Year 23rd.January .

   
18.12.2017 The representatives of United Forum of MTNL Unions and Associations have met Shri P. K. Purwar, CMD/ MTNL today ( 16/12/2017 ). We discussed about the DOT’s help in implementing DA neutralization @78.2% as on 1.1.2007 as well as prospect of pay revision and pension revision. We have apprised CMD that as apparent from the affidavit filed by DOT in Hon’ble High Court, Mumbai,  it’s response to MTNL’s proposal for providing fund for implementation of 78.2% is little short of negative. DOT has stated to Ho’ble High Court that DPE does not permit such funding. We are afraid that this will be a severe road block before the Committee constituted by DOT. CMD’s assessment is different in this respect. He informs that the Committee has been formed following his meeting with Hon’ble MOS( C ) and he is hopeful about  its outcome. We have requested CMD to provide   expepeditiously to the Committee “some inputs” asked for by the Committee from MTNL to avoid delay. He has assured to look into this.
   
18.12.2017

Hon’ble MP (Lok Sabha) Sh. Kaushlendra Kumar asked Hon’ble MOS (communication) Sh. Manoj Sinah ji regarding revival plan of BSNL/MTNL.

Please Click here for the letter and reply of Hon’ble MOS(C)

   
16.12.2017

The order passed by Hon’ble Supreme Court with reference to Rul-206 case has come out. 

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 16.12.2017 Corporate office wrote a letter to GM (Admin) Delhi and Mumbai unit for submitting the vacancies /working strength of Sr. Manager /DE (Telecom) for starting process of DPC for promotion to same.Please click here for copy of letter.
   
 15.12.2017  Much Awaited case with reference to RULE-206 has come up for hearing on 12th and 13th December 2017in Supreme Court . Hon’ble Supreme Court has upheld the seniority as per Rule-206 in accordance to the order of its judgment of April-2000. The promotion of 45 executives will be protected and rest of the executives’ seniority and promotion will be given as per provision of Rule-206 and arrears will be paid w.e.f. 01.01.2018. The case of MTNL in the same regard will be heard in Feb-2018. The Detail order is still awaited.The case of 147 candidates who claimed their seniority in the year of 1991-92 because they have passed the TES Gr. b. qualifying cum competitive examination in 2000 and 2003 has been dismissed by Supreme Court.
   
 14.12.2017  Appeal with respect to Para 206 implementation in concerned, the recommendations of the expert committee headed by Hon’ble Justice Ramamurti will be listed on 14.12.2017 before the Supreme court  final hearing.
   
 14.12.2017

United Forum meets DOT Officers  on 13/12/2017:

The representatives of United Forum of MTNL Unions and Associations, Delhi met Shri S. K.Jain, DDG(Estt.) and Shri Pawan Gupta, Director (SU) of DOT. Tried to know the Terms and Conditions of the Committee formed by DOT on the issue of Demands of MTNL Unions and Associations. We also wanted to know the time period by which the Committee is expected to give recommendations / suggestions.

The following impressions we could gather from the discussion :-

  • Only one preliminary meeting was held so far on 28/11/2017. “Some inputs” have been asked for from MTNL.
  • The Committee may examine the issue of 78.2% DA neutralization and other issues like pay/pension revision in MTNL where DOT may be required to be involved.
  • No time period is decided yet. In the course of examining the issues, consultation with the Department of Expenditures and other concerned departments may be needed.
  • The issue of equalizing pay scales of the comparable cadres of MTNL/BSNL will be figured in the deliberations of the Committee.
  • It is too early to find out whether the recommendations of some other committee for revival of MTNL will be clubbed with the recommendations of this Committee.
  • DOT seems to be interested to weigh the proceedings of Hon’ble High Court of Mumbai before deciding anything. Next hearing of Hon’ble Mumbai High Court case will be held on 19/12/2017.
  • As per officers, DOT is quite open mind in examining the issues related to the demands.
   
 13.12.2017 Circle Secretary Sh. S.P.S.Yadav wrote a letter to PGM(WS) unit , requesting him for an inquiry into poor quality purchase of 299 Industrial ACs for cooling BTS between 2012 to 2014. These ACs were purchased on higher cost and their performance is not as per standard.Please click here for the copy of the letter.
   
 12.12.2017

Consequent upon unfortunate decision of suspension of Sh. Madan Singh DE BSS (WS) Center taken by Management of WS unit, Association leader Sh. Ashok Kaushik GS and  Sh. P.C.Sarswat Senior Vice president Delhi met on 11.12.2017 with PGM (WS) Sh. Harvesh Bhatia . He assured that the issue will be resolved by Sh. Arun Marwah GM BSS (WS) on his joining tomorrow.

Today on 12.12.2017 , again Sh. S.P.S. Yadav CS , Sh. P.C.Sarswat Senior Vice President Delhi  and Sh. Ajay Kumar FS Delhi met with Sh. Harvesh Bhatia , PGM (WS) in presence of Sh. Arun Marwah GM BSS (WS). After a long deliberation it was assured by PGM and GM that matter is under sympathetic consideration of administration. After completing official formalities the decision will be  taken accordingly keeping in view the limited resources and field conditions.

 It is hopefully understood that the  said orders will be  revoked very shortly.

   
 11.12.2017

 ‘Ailing’ MTNL chalks out Rs 4,200-crore revival plan:The government-owned telecom operator MTNL has prepared an ambitious Rs 4,200-crore transformation plan even as it faces a financial crisis.

MTNL, with presence only in Mumbai and Delhi, wants to start new 4G network in the two cities while expanding its 3G base. The ailing company, which posted Rs 2,000 crore loss in 2016-17, has admitted that it has obsolete fixed line technology that was inducted 25 years ago and its mobile network has quality issues.

Heavily subsidised by the government, the telecom company chalked out a revival plan when the NDA government was actively considering disinvestment in loss-making central public sector undertakings. A News from Hindustan times…..

Please Click here for link to news.

   
 06.12.2017  The case in Bombay High Court was heard today. Shri. A.K. Kaushik appeared as Counsel  on behalf of United Forum. DoT filed an affidavit regarding financial implications. Copy was given to all respondents. Case was adjourned to 19/12/2017. Click here for the copy of DoT’s affidavit Page1Page2 & Page3  Letter by MTNL on Financial ImplicationsUF MEETS. DOT OFFICIALS at New Delhi:
The representatives of United Forum meets Shri Sunil Kumar, DG ( Telecom) and Shri Pawan Gupta, Director ( SU ) today. We discussed about prospect of DA neutralization @ 78.2% w.e.f. 1.1.2007 in MTNL. We expressed our anguish and frustration about ongoing denial mode adopted by DOT and MTNL. Our pointed question is that how can one accept a situation in the Govt’s owned set up where very basic issues like DA neutralization and periodical Pay and Pension revision are denied on one pretext or the other. To this, DG ( Telecom ) is visibly sympathetic and concerned. He is of firm opinion that some way out needs to be evolved to sort out such issues.
   
 05.12.2017 Case filed by MTNL against United Forum, Delhi and others came today ( 5/12/2017) before Hon’ble Delhi High . Case is adjourned to 19/2/2018 when it will come to Jt. Registrar, Delhi High Court for completion of filing ( if any ) and pleading.
Com. A K Kaushik, Adv. appeared on behalf of U F, Delhi.
   
 29.11.2017 Our case against LICE for promotion from E2 to E3 was on list for hearing in CAT on 29.11.2017 but it could not be heard and next date of hearing has been given as 31st Jan. 2018.
   
 28.11.2017 MTNL Corporate Office called for vacancy position in DM(Telecom/Finance/Civil) at E3 Grade and DGM(F/Tel) at E6 grade as on 31.3.2017 for conducting DPC for regular promotion to these positions. Click here for copy of the letters issued by Corporate office DM(Telecom)DM(Finance),  DGM(Telecom)DGM(Fin) and SE(Civil/Electrical).
   
 22.11.2017 Information updated as of 30 October, 2017 by Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises (India) on Public Sector Undertakings in India (List) states that MTNL is listed as holding Navratna Status. Click here for the list.
   
 21.11.2017 Cabinet approves Wage Policy for 8th Round of Wage Negotiations for workmen in Central Public Sector Enterprises. Click here for the Press Release.
   
 21.11.2017 The order passed by H’ble Bombay High Court on hearing held on 7.11.2017 on suit filed by MTNL Mumbai against United Forum and others.
   
 21.11.2017 DoT Constituted a Committee to examine demands raised by United Forum of MTNL Unions and Associations as a result of Orders issued by the Hon’ble Bombay High Court  wherein DoT was directed to take appropriate decisions jointly with Department of PSE and to communicate its decision on or before 15.12.2017 on neutralization of 78.2% IDA wef 1.1.2007 and payment of arrears thereon. Click here for the composition of committee.
   
 19.11.2017 The order passed by H’ble Bombay High Court on hearing held on 7.11.2017 on suit filed by MTNL Mumbai against United Forum and others.
   
 07.11.2017

The suit filed by MTNL Mumbai against United Forum and others was heard today, 7.11.2017 by Bombay High Court.

DoT counsel presented that MTNL is a incipient (developing / becoming) sick unit and all the liabilities including 78.2% IDA arrears has to be considered by DPE.

At this stage all three counsels of Unions and Associations said 78.2% IDA is an admitted liability and MTNL has not been declared as sick unit.

H’ble judge asked DoT counsel to submit their reply regarding their commitment to extent financial assistance to MTNL within 4 weeks. DoT counsel asked for six weeks time for the same.

All counsels of Unions & Associations said that the issue of 78.2% is pending for so many years . MTNL Board with its approval for payment of 78.2% IDA for its employees forwarded a proposal to DoT for providing financial assistance in December 2016. Hence much time should not be given to DoT.

But H’ble Judge acceeded to the request of DoT counsel and gave 6 weeks to submit reply in this regard and fixed next date of hearing on 19.12.2017.

Com. A.K.Kaushik appeared as our counsel in this case.

   
06.11.2017

 Representatives of United Forum of Unions and Associations of MTNL Com. M.K.Bhagchi, Convener, United Forum, Com. V.P.Bharadwaj, JGS, TEAM Delhi, Com. Rajeev Kumar, AGS, TEAM, Com. K.R.Yadav, Circle President, TEAM Delhi and Com. SPS, Yadav, Circle Secretary, TEAM Delhi met Shri. Sivaselvan, Addl Secretary (T) and discussed our pending issues in MTNL. Shri. Pawan Gupta, Director (PSU) was also present in the meeting. From an hour long thorough discussions it appears as follows.1) The proposal for provision of financial assistance to MTNL to meet out the expected expenditure required to pay for DA neutralization of 78.2% wef 1.1.2007 has been sent to MoS(C) who is now to take the call. 

2) It seems, the issue of financial assistance is clubbed with the proposal of revival of MTNL which involves proposal of reduction of age for retirement as well as VRS for the employees. We have strongly objected to this.

3) As regards to Pay and Pension revision he maintained silence but hinted that some considerations are on the foot at the level of member finance.

   
28.10.2017

Representatives of United Forum of Unions and Associations of MTNL Com. M.K.Bhagchi, Convener, United Forum, Com. V.P.Bharadwaj, JGS, TEAM Delhi, Com. Rajeev Kumar, AGS, TEAM, Com. K.R.Yadav, Circle President, TEAM Delhi and Com. SPS, Yadav, Circle Secretary, TEAM Delhi met Shri. Sivaselvan, Addl Secretary (T) and discussed our pending issues in MTNL. Shri. Pawan Gupta, Director (PSU) was also present in the meeting. From an hour long thorough discussions it appears as follows.

1) The proposal for provision of financial assistance to MTNL to meet out the expected expenditure required to pay for DA neutralization of 78.2% wef 1.1.2007 has been sent to MoS(C) who is now to take the call. 

2) It seems, the issue of financial assistance is clubbed with the proposal of revival of MTNL which involves proposal of reduction of age for retirement as well as VRS for the employees. We have strongly objected to this.

3) As regards to Pay and Pension revision he maintained silence but hinted that some considerations are on the foot at the level of member finance. 

   
27.10.2017

 Unlimited BSNL 4G Mobile Plan For Micromax Bharat 1 Phone: Telecom brand’s BSNL 4G mobile plan, a new product launched in the market with impressive features. Now, this 4G Plan is open to customers under prepaid to get a great feel with unlimited voice calls and data.

Recently BSNL joins the hands with Micromax mobile and launched new Bharat-1 a standard feature phone. The new device launches by Shri Manoj Sinha MOC and Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary to MOE & IT Government of India. A news from BSNL TELE Services…..

Please click here for link to news..

2) A news for GPF Interest rate from October-2017…. A news from G servants….

Please click here for link to news…. 

   
25.10.2017

1) PMO reviews telecom industry, projects..

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday held a review meeting with Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan to take stock of projects and updates on the telecom industry.

Sources close to the development told BusinessLine that various issues were discussed, including BharatNet, mobile connectivity in the North-East and the state of the operators.

“A number of issues and topics were discussed to understand the status of the industry and the progress on the projects undertaken by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT),” said a senior government official, requesting anonymity.

The official said the PMO takes such review meetings time to time as these projects are important and would benefit the common man and provide a host of services, including financial inclusion in rural areas.

Sources said that since Digital India is one of the key projects of this government, the Prime Minister is keen to know the progress of the BharatNet project, as it aims to connect 2.50 lakh gram panchayats (GPs) through broadband by March 2019.

The first phase of the BharatNet project is still going on, and around 80,000 GPs have so far been provided with broadband connectivity, sources said. A news from Business Line….

Please click here for link to news…

2)Trai makes way for internet telephony, call from Wi-Fi. : You may soon be able to make calls to any mobile or landline number using your home, office or public Wi-Fi — even if you do not have any signal on your smartphone — with telecom regulator Trai giving its nod to internet telephony.
The move — being opposed by older telecom companies — will be particularly beneficial for making voice calls even when there are no mobile signals in some area or when the conventional network is patchy (which often leads to poor and disturbed call quality.) A news from TOI…

Please click here for link to news…

   
 24.10.2017 Govt. plans four-fold increase in minimum internet speed in country to 2 mbps:   The government has started working towards boosting the minimum-mandated internet speed in the country to 2 mbps and more from the existing 512 kbps, reports the Economic Times.India tops a list of 23 major internet-using countries as the nation where most people denied having a life without the world wide web. The government’s move is in line with its digital India vision that includes initiatives such as smart cities, digital India programmes, digital payments, and 5G services.According to the report, Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan affirmed the government was aware of slow internet speed experienced by internet users in many parts of the country. A news from Money control….Please click here for link to news..
   
 13.10.2017 Petition by MTNL against United Forum and others was heard by Hon’ble High Court on 10.10.17 and Court directed DoT defendant to submit DoT’s final response to the proposal as submitted by it dated 18.8.2017 to RLC during proceedings against United Forum of  Unions and Associations Mumbai. In view of this United Forum agrees to differ agitation further. Click here for the Court Order dated 10.10.2017 released today.  Com. A.K.Kaushik, GS, TEAM appeared in the High Court as Counsel for United Forum of Unions and Associations of MTNL, Mumbai in this case.
   
 13.10.2017 MTNL, BSNL revival on cards? This is what Narendra Modi government is planning: For the revival of state-owned, loss-making telecom firms MTNL and BSNL, the government is now toying with the idea of merging the wireless business of the former with the latter. A news from Financial Express….Please click here for link to news.
   
 14.10.2017 Petition filed by MTNL management against United forum & others was heard today 10/10/17.DoT/ MTNL management pleaded that 78.2% IDA neutralization matter is already pending with Regional Labour commissioner (RLC) Mumbai & DoT has already committed that matter is under active consideration of Government of India. Honourable court has directed DoT/ MTNL to give details of active consideration before court on 3/11/17.Thus mounting pressure on DoT/ MTNL for resolving the issue of 78.2% IDA neutralization w.e.f. 1/1/2007. Next date of hearing has been scheduled on 3/11/2017.Please click here for the reply filed by DOT to RLC Mumbai.
   
 14.10.2017  Petition filed by MTNL against United Forum and others was heard on 09.10.2017 by Bombay High Court.Sri. A. K. Kaushik appeared as Counsel for UForum. Office bearers of all Unions and Associations were also present.DoT’s lawyer pleaded for more time.Hon’ble High Court turned down the request of DoT/MTNL and fixed the next date of hearing tomorrow,Tuesday 10/10/17.
   
 03.10.2017  In view of the orders of Hon’ble High Court of Mumbai of date 28.09.2017 United Forum of Unions and Association of Delhi has conveyed the MTNL management for deferring the programme of the  rally to the  residence of Hon’ble Prime Minister Of India which was scheduled for 04.10.2017.Please click here for copy of the letter.
   
 01.10.2017  It is reliably learnt that IDA of CPSU employees is to be increased by 5.3 % w.e.f. Oct-2017.
   
 29.09.2017

MTNL management filed 2 different cases in High Courts of Delhi and Mumbai against united forum and 3 others against the agitation programmes being conducted inside the office premises of MTNL .

The case which pertains to Delhi high court, passed order for not organising such activities within 200meters of the premises of MTNL and asked to appear before Hon’ble court on 17th November 2017.

Whereas Mumbai High Court on 1st date  25.09.2017 asked MTNL Management to come with detailed of mesaures taken by them for which the employees are agitating and next date was fixed as 28.09.2017. On 28.09.2017 The hon’ble court after hearing our leaders and MTNL has asked DOT to come with measures taken by them on this  matter. Now next date has been fixed by Hon’ble Court as 9th October 2017. The case is being presented by Sh. J.S.Yadav Chairman of United Forum of unions and associations of MTNL Mumbai.

Please click here for the copy of orders of Mumbai High Court of 28.09.2017

   
 28.09.2017  our case against LICE for promotion from E2 to E3 was on list for hearing in CAT on 28.09.2017 but it could not be heard and next date of hearing has been given as 29 Nov. 2017.
 16.12.2017  
 27.09.2017 A lengthy deliberation took place in CEC held on 27.09.2017 in roomno.756 of kidwai Bhawan and simultaneously in Mumbai and an unanimous decision was taken not to give any undertaking with regards to participation or non participation in the proposed call of strike given by other forum and it was also decided to extend moral support to the proposed strike call given by them. A letter of same sense has been written to MTNL Management.Please click here for the copy of the letter.
   
 25.09.2017

 NOTICEIt is for information to all divisional secy./area secy./circle office bearers/CEC members/ CWC members and CHQ members present in Delhi that CEC of TEAM Delhi is scheduled on 27.09.2017 (Wednesday) at 14 hrs. in room no. 756 of Kidwai Bhawan ND to discuss the following

#Strategy for intensifying the protest action programme given by UFOM.

#organisational matters.

#any other matter with the permission of chair.      

All are once again requested to make it convenient to attend the meeting well in time along with all office bearers of your respective area with concrete suggestions.

   
 18.09.2017 CO office issued a letter to GM(Admin) Delhi/Mumbai for asking the current working strength and  number of vacancies in the cadre of Sr. Manager/ DE (Telecom) for the purpose of regular DPC proposed to be held shortly.Please click here for the copy of the letter.
   
 15.09.2017

संपत्ति बेचर पूंजी जुटाएगी एमटीएनएल :

एमटीएनएल में आज 3 फीसदी का उछाल दिख रहा है। कंपनी दिल्ली और मुंबई में अपनी प्रॉपर्टी बेचकर पूंजी जुटाने की तैयारी कर रही है। इस सिलसिले में एमटीएनएल ने दूरसंचार विभाग को 26 प्रॉपर्टी की लिस्ट सौंपी है। माना जा रहा है कि एमटीएनएल की संपत्ति 6000-8000 करोड़ रुपये में बिक सकती है।

दूरसंचार विभाग ने एमटीएनएल से 2 हफ्ते में प्लान मांगा है। एमटीएनएल को प्रॉपर्टी कैसे बेचना है इसका प्लान देना होगा। दूरसंचार विभाग ने एमटीएनएल से प्रॉपर्टी बेचने, बनाने या लीज पर देने का प्लान मांगा है। बताया जा रहा है कि एमटीएनएल की प्रॉपर्टी एनबीसीसी डेवलप कर बेचेगा या एमएसटीसी नीलामी करेगा।

एमटीएनएल की दिल्ली के करोल बाग, सरोजिनी नगर और नेहरु पैलेस में प्रॉपर्टी है। वहीं, मुंबई के कई प्राईम लोकेशन पर है कंपनी की प्रॉपर्टी है। एमटीएनएल पर कुल 19,000 करोड़ रुपये का कर्ज है और कंपनी के पास वर्किंग कैपिटल की समस्या है। एक खबर सीऐन बी सी से……..

कृपया खबर के लिंक के लिए यहाँ पर क्लिक करें

   
 14.09.2017

 Congratulation!!                              Congratulation!!                               Congratulation!! TEAM salutes to all its comrades / retirees officers & working / retiree employees of various unions /association for making yesterday day long dharna a Grand Success. Just overlooking adverse environment huge number of working/retired employees/ executives participated with full devotion. They gathered at CGO Complex in front of CO office in New Delhi and at Telephone House in Mumbai on 13.09.2017. Thereafter members from each corner of respective cities gathered for lunch hour demonstration and heard the valuable deliberations of different leaders of different unions/associations held after 1-1.30hrs demonstration.

At CGO Complex ND along with other leaders of different associations/unions President of UFOM SH. Mange Ram Sharma, GS TEAM Sh. A .K. Kaushik and Various reputed leaders of RTOWA Delhi addressed the gathering .

Please click here for the pictures of the Dharna held at CGO Complex ND.

Please click here for the pictures of the Dharna held at Telephone House Mumbai.

   
 13.09.2017

Center clears bill to double tax-free gratuity to ₹20 lakh:The Center on Tuesday approved an amendment bill that seeks to double tax-free gratuity for formal sector employees to ₹20 lakh.

“The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval to introduction of the Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, 2017, in Parliament,” an official statement said. A news from Hindu…..

Please click here for link to news.

   
11.09.2017

Our earnest appeal to all of you to stand united and come forward to participate in the Day long Token Hunger Strike by United Forum of MTNL Unions and Associations at Delhi and United Forum of MTNL Unions and Associations at Mumbai on Wednesday, 13.09.2017, in font of the Office of CMD, MTNL at CGO at Delhi and in front of ED, Mumbai office at Telephone House, Prabhadevi, Mumbai and to participate in large numbers during Lunch Hour Demonstration thereon.

All comrades are requested to participate Enmass in the Lunch Hour Demonstration at CGO complex MTNL C.O, Delhi and in front of ED, Mumbai Office, Telephone House Prabhadevi, Mumbai. All Circle, CHQ and Area Office bearers of all Associated Unions and Associations are requested to participate in Day long Hunger Fast since 10 am to 6 PM on 13th September 2017 (Wednesday ) at respective venue.

TEAM Zindabad                                                                                     United Forum Zindabad

   
 01.09.2017  ED Delhi office issued a list of 43 Telecom Executives for look after promotion from SDE to DE.Please click here for the copy of list.
   
 26.08.2017

 ED Delhi office issued a list of 49 Telecom Executives for financial up-gradation from E4 to E5.

Please click here for copy of letter.

   
 25.08.2017

 महासचिव श्री ऐ के कौशिक जी ने माननीय संचार मंत्री भारत सरकार को एम टी ऐन ऐल में कार्यरत हिन्दी अनुवादकों और हिन्दी अधिकारियों की एम टी ऐन ऐल में विलयन के बाद से दयनीय हालत के बारे में पत्र लिखा और उनकी हालत को सुधारने हेतु अपने सुझाव भी प्रेषित किए।

इस पत्र के अवलोकन हेतु यंहा पर क्लिक करें।

   
 25.08.2017

TEAM Wishes You and Your Family a Very Happy and Prosperous Festival of

Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi Wishes 9

   
 23.08.2017  NOTICEIt is for information to all divisional secy./area secy./circle office bearers/CEC members/ CWC members and CHQ members present in Delhi that CEC of TEAM Delhi is scheduled on 25.08.2017 (Friday) at 14 hrs. in room no. 756 of Kidwai Bhawan ND to discuss the following

#Strategy for intensifying the next phase of protest action programme given by UFOM.

#organisational matters.

#any other matter with the permission of chair.      

All are once again requested to make it convenient to attend the meeting well in time along with all office bearers of your respective area with concrete suggestions.

   
 23.08.2017

Congratulation!!                             Congratulation!!                               Congratulation!! 

Inspite of tremendous humid condition and heavy downpour the courage of working/retirees executives / employees of MTNL was seen unmatched . They gathered in huge number for day long dharana which was conducted at K.L.Bhawan in New Delhi and at Telephone House in Mumbai on 22.08.2017. Members from each corner of respective cities gathered for lunch hour demonstration and heard the valuable deliberations of different leaders of different unions/associations held after 1-1.30hrs demonstration.

At K.L.Bhawan  along  with other leaders of different associations/unions President of UFOM SH. Mange Ram Sharma, GS TEAM Sh. A .K.Kaushik, President TEAM Sh. Thangraj and GS AIBSNLEA Sh. Prahlad Rai ji addressed the gathering . Sh. Prahlad rai ji assured that in this battle of legitimate rights of working/retirees executives/employees of MTNL , full cooperation of BSNL employees/executives will be extended.

Please click here for the pictures of the Dharna held at K.L.Bhawan. ND.

   
 23.08.2017   AN APPEALDear friends it’s my earnest appeal to all of you to participate in daylong Dharna & Lunch Hour Demonstration on 22nd August 2017  (Tuesday )at Khurshid Lal Bhawan With your Enmass Presence make this programme a Grand Success 

A k kaushik GS TEAM
   
 18.08.2017  

                                                                AN APPEAL

Dear MTNL employees and pensioners !

Once again I appeal to all of you through this write up to stand united and come forward to participate in the agitations launched by United Forum of MTNL Unions and Associations along with our counterpart United Forum of MTNL Mumbai. You must be aware of this programme which I place before you once again as bellow :

​# 22nd.August,2017  : DHARNA before the Office of E.D. K.L.Bhawan            (Tuesday)      MTNL Delhi : 10 AM to  5 PM  & DEMONSTRATION  In the LUNCH HOUR.                 

# 13th.September,2017 : TOKEN HUNGER STRIKE before the                     (Wednes Day)      Office of CMD, MTNL at CGO & LUNCH HOUR DEMONSTRATION

​# 4th.October,2017  :  RALLY to PMO and submission of                             (Wednesday)      MEMORANDUM addressed to Hon’ble Prime Minister on our Demands on the            Charter.

All of you are also aware that through this movement we try to highlight our most important issues, e.g.,

1) Merger of 50% DA in pay as on 1.1.2007 effectively amount to78.2% which is pending since 2nd.PRC

 2) Pay Revision in MTNL w.e.f 1.1.2017 by way of discarding the retrograde recommendations of 3rd. PRC as accepted by the Government.

 3) Pension (on combined services) Revision w.e.f.1.1.2017

     for MTNL pensioners

 4) Fresh pension option for Pro-rata pensioners and for those who were deprived of scope of exercising pension option at the time of absorption.

  5) Implementation of Government order in letter and spirit for all  CPF pensioners in MTNL.

  6) Full reimbursement by MTNL of CGHS contributions made by the pensioners.

   7) Extending the benefit of Time Bound Promotions retrospectively for those VRS pensioners who were deprived of this benefit despite being eligible only due to inordinate delay in holding DPC i.e. due to lapse on the part of administration. Etc., etc.

M.K.BAGCHI, Convener /UF, MTNL DELHI

   
 10.08.2017  t is reliably learnt that a list of successful telecom executives for look after promotion from SDE to DE (Manager to Sr. Manager) after excluding the executives whose APAR was either not submitted or incomplete, may be issued vey shortly by office of ED Delhi.
   
 09.08.2017  NOTICEIt is for information to all divisional secy./area secy./circle office bearers/CEC members/ CWC members and CHQ members present in Delhi that CEC of TEAM Delhi is scheduled on 11.08.2017 (Friday) at 14 hrs. in room no. 756 of Kidwai Bhawan ND to discuss the following

#Strategy for intensifying the next phase of protest action programme given by UFOM.

#organisational matters.

#any other matter with the permission of chair.      

All are once again requested to make it convenient to attend the meeting well in time along with all office bearers of your respective area with concrete suggestions.

   
 08.08.2017  UFOM wrote a letter to CO and DOT wherein the reply to the letter written by  Corporate Office explaining their Stand on various points raised by UFOM, was submitted . The point vice answer has been given with due justification in this letter.Please click here for copy of the letter.
   
04.08.2017 UFOM wrote a letter to DOT/MTNL with regards to conveying the decision taken by UFOM to further intensify the Protest action programme as follows.

  • Day long Dharna near K.L.Bhawan on 22.08.2017
  • One day token hunger fast before MTNL corporate office at CGO Complex New Delhi on 13.09.2017.
  • Mass Rally to PMO and submission of Memorandum to Hon’ble Prime Minister on 04.10.2017
  • Please click here for copy of letter.
   
 04.08.2017

 Congratulation!!                                 Congratulation!!                                 Congratulation!!Huge gathering was witnessed at corporate office CGO complex New Delhi and Telephone House Prbha Devi Mumbai during lunch hours on 04.08.2017. Every constituents of UFOM at New Delhi whole heartedly participated in the demonstration. Thousands of employees/executives and retirees gathered at place of demonstration without caring the irritating humid summer.

Every speaker thanked to each of participant for coming and participating in the protest action programme . GS Sh. A.K. Kaushik enlightened the gathering with his superb deliberation on all the pending issues for which UFOM is protesting. He further informed about next phase of protest action programme and requested all to come with left out colleagues on 22.08.2017 for participating in day long dharna near K.L.Bhawan New Delhi.

Mammoth Lunch Hour Demonstration was staged in front of Telephone House at Prabhadevi, Mumbai by employees (executives and non-executives) MTNL Mumbai under the aegis of the United Forum of MTNL Unions and Associations, Mumbai –in continuation of their agitation against the apathy of MTNL management towards their most genuine demands of 78.2% IDA, Pay and Pension revision ,CGHS , Option to pro-rata optees, NE-12 from 1-4-2009 has attracted huge gathering of more than 1500 participants from across Mumbai.
 
Shri Bhai Jagtap  the MLC  and prominent trade unionist addressed the massive gathering. Speaking on the occasion he exhorted the employees to fight for their just rights. He expressed that he was surprised at the inaction of MTNL management which is sitting over the demands for years which are very much within their purview. He opined that this is  due to inaction of employees themselves who seem to have got complacent after settlement of their pension issue. 
 
Shri Bhai Jagtap assured his full co-operation and company to the continuing struggle of the employees under the banner of the United Forum.
 
Speakers also included, among others, Com J S Yadav, Com S M Sawant, Com Badri Pathak , Com K Jawahar, Com J J Mathias, Com R R Mishra Com Gulab Yadav, and Com J Sonawdekar and others. All the speakers exhorted the members to keep up the spirit and to show similar spontaneity in the future programmes of the United Forum.
 

Please click here for pictures of Demonstration held on 04.08.2017 at New Delhi.

Please click here for pictures of Demonstration held on 04.08.2017 at Mumbai.

   
 04.08.2017                                                                                                                  APPEALIt is requested to one and all employee/executive of MTNL to participate in Lunch Hour demonstration programme today i.e on 04.08.2017 (Friday) at CGO complex New Delhi. Please come along with yours other area colleagues for making this programme of protest action being organised by UFOM to achieve our long pending legitimate demands.
   
 03.08.2017 Our case against LICE for promotion from E2 to E3 was on list for hearing in CAT on 03.08.2017 but it could not be heard and next date of hearing has been given as 28 Sep. 2017.
   
 03.08.2017 No proposal to merge BSNL, MTNL: Manoj Sinha. There is no proposal to merge loss making public sector telecom operator MTNLBSE -0.25 % with BSNL, Union Minister Manoj Sinha informed Parliament today. “At present, there is no proposal for merger of BSNL and MTNL,” Sinha said in the Lok Sabha on revival of both the PSUs.

Though BSNL has seen improvement in its performance, MTNL’s net loss for the year ended March, 2017, widened to Rs 2,963.05 crore from Rs 1,945.86 crore at the end of previous fiscal.

The annual income of MTNL also declined by 3.6 per cent to Rs 3,654.69 crore for 2016-17 from Rs 3,793.89 crore at the end of 2015-16.

Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha said based on the financial results of MTNL for the financial year 2016-17, the telecom operator has been classified as “Incipient Sick CPSE” as per Department of Public Enterprise (DPE) Guidelines.  Anews from Economic Times….

   
 02.08.2017 Our case against LICE for promotion from E2 to E3 was on list for hearing in CAT on 01.08.2017 but it could not be heard and next date of hearing has been given as 03 Aug. 2017.
   
 31.07.2017

 Our salute to one more stalwart leader of TEAM !!!Reverse counting of days in service  as CAO (BB) for MTNL will stop today evening, for our beloved, dedicated and stalwart leader Sh. V.P. Bhardwaj.  A leader who has inspired many of us to work for our colleagues who cannot represent /raise their problems / issues at appropriate platform will take rest from active day to day work of MTNL. He if feels suitable may contribute more for welfare of all employees/executives with his all available time and well known abilities. 

His contribution is very vast and result oriented and hence cannot be summed up in this small paragraph written here. Starting with the cadre based Association APSOA then to JAC and finally to TEAM a long journey has been covered by him without compromising with any issue. His positive approach and tireless contribution for achieving the legitimate demands are unmatched even today, when he is retiring.  He has set an example for so called leaders of employees/executives, who do not work /contribute for department in the name of their respective post in their organizations. He has not only himself served department with the same devotion and dedication as he served to this TEAM but inspired many of our TEAM Executives for doing so. We are proud of our Stalwart leader and we salute him with our bowed shoulders and wet eyes.

It was a very long association and moments of this journey are unforgettable. TEAM Wishes you a very happy, peaceful and healthy retired life ahead.

   
 31.07.2017

GS wrote a letter to CMD for sympathetic reconsideration of regular promotion date on 20.02.2013 instead of 11.02.2014 in case of Smt. Sadhna Saxena (Staff no. AC-15315) AO (TR) NP1.

Please click here for copy of letter.

   
 29.07.2017  Corporate Office issued a letter for clarifying MTNL’s Stand on the issues for which United Forum of Unions and Associations of MTNL is on the way of Protest Action Programme.Please click here for the copy of this letter.
   
 27.07.2017  ED Delhi office issued Endorsement orders / posting orders for the CAOs promoted on regular basis by CO on 17.07.2017.Please click here for copy of orders.
   
 26.07.2017

ED Delhi Office issued a list of 41 Executives of telecom for calling their APARs for financial up gradation from E-4 to E5.

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 21.07.2017  3rd PRC Report Recommendations approved by Government in a Cabinet meeting.Please click here for recommendations of 3PRC
   
 18.07.2017

Congratulations!! Congratulations!! Congratulations!! Corporate office issued a list of 16 Finance executive for their regular promotion from post of AO to CAO. TEAM congratulate to each executives for their new assignment of Job.

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 17.07.2017                                                                        NOTICEIt is for information to all executives of Transmission Area Delhi ,  that a general body meeting of  the area has been scheduled during lunch hours on 21.07.2017 (Friday) in room no.756 of Kidwai Bhawan. Please make it convenient to attend the meeting positively.
   
 15.07.2017

Despite heavy downpour a very impressive massive Lunch Hour Demonstration was staged in front of ED office, Telephone House, MTNL Mumbai.

Around 500 members attended the demonstration. Speakers after speakers emphasized the need to have an agitation – rather an intensified one to compel the MTNL Management to agree to our justified demands of Pay Revision with 78.2% IDA wef 1-1- 2007, Pay and Pension Revision wef 1-1-2017, CGHS, Option to Pro-rata optees .

Speakers included Com J S Yadav, Com. B. R. Pathak, Com J J Mathias, Com R R Mishra, Com S M Sawant, Com. Virendra Singh, Com E M Rajpure, Com Dina Naik, Com J Sonwadekar , Com T L Gaikwad and others.

Speakers requested all the members to show similar strength on the next phase of Lunch Hour demonstration 4-8-2017.

The demonstration ended with recital of National Anthem.

After the demonstrations the office bearers met ED MTNL Mumbai and apprised him of the demands.

Please click here for the pictures of the demonstration

   
 15.07.2017

HUGE GATHERING AND DETRMINED FACES MADE DEMONSTARION

A GRAND SUCCESS

Today i.e. on 15.07.2017 ;on call of UFOM a demonstration programme during lunch hour was held at K.L.Bhawan New Delhi. All constituents of UFOM made their efforts with full devotion and determination for making this demonstration a grand success. As a result more than 1000 working / retired Employees & Executives participated in the programme. Leaders of different organizations viz. Sh. Devender Singh GS MTNL OA, Sh. S.N.Pandey & Sh. R.P.Bhardwaj from RTOWA, Sh. Umesh Tyagi from MTNL Karmchari Sangh, Sh. Shiv Sahai GS Bahujan trade union of MTNL,Sh. Suresh Kumar Secy. General BTEF, Sh. Mange Ram Sharma President UFOM and whole office bearer team of TEAM Delhi and CHQ were present to occasion.The whole meeting was presided by very senior leader Sh. R.P.Bhardwaj ji.

All the above leaders addressed the gathering and enlightened them on all pending issues .Sh.Mange Ram Sharma President UFOM, Sh. Suresh Ji Secretary UFOM and Sh. A.K.Kaushik GS TEAM assured about success of this protest action programme launched by UFOM during their respective deliberations. It has been appealed all the members of all affiliates of UFOM to make next programme at CGO complex during lunch hours on 04th Aug.2017 a grand success.

Please click here for the pictures of the demonstration.

   
 14.07.2017

                                                                         APPEALIt is requested to one and all working/ retirees Executives &Employees of MTNL that ; please reach to K.L.Bhawan on 15.07.2017 (Saturday) at 1 PM for Lunch Hour Demonstration called by United Forum of Union and Associations of MTNL.

Dear Friends !! Please exhibit your whole hearted devotion by your physical presence (along with your other area colleagues) ;  for resolving our long pending issues and make tomorrow’s programme a garnd success.

   
 11.07.2017  It is reliably learnt that DPC for regular promotion to the post of CAO has been completed by CO office yesterday i.e.on.10.07.2017 and final orders are expected very shortly.
   
 10.07.2017

Com. D. Gnaniah, Ex Secretary General, NFPTE and veteran leader of P & T and Central Government Employees passed away on 8-7-2017 early morning at 4.30 hours at Coimbatore. His funeral will be held after his daughter and grand daughters arrive from USA.TEAM lowers it’s banner in tribute to the departed leader.

Brief description of departed leader

Senior most  leader of P&T and Central Government employees, Com. D. Gnaniah passed away, today, 8th July,2017 at the age of 96 years in Coimbatore. With his demise, the void is complete.

He started his career as Postal Clerk at Karur, Tamilnadu in 1941.In the same year the applied for and joined in Army Postal Service and was posted at Cairo, where he used the famous Victoria Library which was near his office for extensive reading.

In Army Postal (APS), he worked in Egypt, Cyprus, Libya, Syria and Palestine during 1941-1946. This is during World War-II period.

After repatriation, he joined and lead militant trade union movement in Tiruchirapalli. He participated in first of its kind, All India Postal Strike in 1946.

In the Central Government employees strike during the period from 12-7-1960 to 16-7-1960 he was leading the strike at Tiruchirapalli. He was dismissed from service. Later, after Court orders, was reinstated in service after several months. Full salary was paid as per court orders.

He was the Secretary General of NFPTE during the historic one day strike on 19-9-1968, by the Central Government employees in which P&T Employees took the lead. It was historic in the sense; we demanded ‘Need based wages’ for every employee.

 During emergency,  he was  brought back as Secretary General. Due to harsh curbs on his leave and movement outside, he took voluntary Retirement to discharge his duties as Secretary General. After Janata Party took over, he rejoined duty.

In all, he was dismissed once, suspended thrice, was jailed thrice(once in Tihar jail) besides being forced to take voluntary Retirement for his trade union activities.

He was the Secretary to Staff side in JCM Departmental Council when the historic Bonus agreement in the name of Productivity Linked Incentive was signed by him.He was proficient in Hindi and English and his fiery speeches in Hindi across the nation were instrumental in militant P&T employee’s movement, who in turn, were leading the entire Central Government employees.He was a founder member of NFPTE in 1954 and is the last one among the founders to depart. He held the top post of Secretary General,. NFPTE during 1964 – 1970and 1976-1978.

After his final retirement in January 1979, he was involved in Social, political activities besides Trade union work in advisory role. He has authored several books in Tamil and English on various topics.He was a great inspiration for many generations of comrades through several decades.

We pay our homage to the towering leader and offer our deep condolences to the bereaved family.

   
 07.07.2017

In continuation of the meetings being organised by UFOM for making aware to employees and executives of north area a meeting was organised by Sh. Pradeep Gupta AS (North), Sh. P.K.Vats CWC member, Sh. Ramneek Sharma CHQ VP, Sh. Sunil Kumar Sharma CWC and Sh. A.K.S.Chauhan during Lunch Hour at Shakti Nagar telephone exchange on 06.07.2017. The meeting was attended by more than 55 executives. The meeting was addressed by Sh. A.K.Kaushik GS, Sh. P.C.Saraswat Senior Vice President, Sh. S.P.S.Yadav CS, Sh. K.R.Yadav CP , Sh. R.D.Ahirwar OS and Sh. R.C.Chhabra President WS Unit.

The Meeting was presided over by Sh. D.B.Sharma SDE , All leaders addressed and explained the reasons for resumption of protest action programme. UFOM has decided to launch Protest action programme for which 1st demonstration will be held during lunch hour at K.L.Bhawan on 15 July 2017 with wearing of black badges. It was appealed to one and all to participate in the scheduled programme along with all employees and executives of the area.

   
 06.07.2017

In order to boosting up the courage of executives and non executives of South Area a General Body meeting was organised by Sh. S.P.Singh AS NP, Sh. N.S.Sikarwar ACS and Sh. Ramesh Chand Vice President at Nehru Place Exchange during Lunch Hour on 05.07.2017. Very successful meeting was attended by more than 60 Executives and non executives. The meeting was addressed by Sh. A.K.Kaushik GS, Sh. Mange Ram Sharma President UFOM,  Sh. Suresh ji GS BMTN, Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj JGS, Sh. P.C.Saraswat Senior Vice President, Sh. S.P.S.Yadav CS, Sh. K.R.Yadav CP , Sh. R.D.Ahirwar OS and Sh. R.C.Chhabra President WS Unit.

The Meeting was presided over by Sh. Bharat Bhushan AO , All leaders enlightened the members about latest development about various issues being pursued by UFOM and MTNL management is continuously ignoring the logical demands. UFOM has decided to launch Protest action programme for which 1st demonstration will be held during lunch hour at K.L.Bhawan on 15 July 2017 with wearing of black badges. It was appealed to one and all to participate in the scheduled programme along with all employees and executives of the area.

   
 16.12.2017

For  awareness  among executives and employees about the Protest Action Programme given by UFOM a massive general body meeting of TEAM  of GSM / WS area was held in CGO Complex Building during Lunch Hour on Saturday i.e. on 01.07.2017. This was a very successful meeting  and was organized by our area AS Sh. S.K.Tyagi, Senior Vice President TEAM Delhi Sh. P.C.Sarswat, CHQ OS Sh. Rastogi Ji and Area President Sh. R.C.Chhabra. The meeting was attended by more than 100 executives and was addressed by Different leaders of UFOM. Sh. Manage Ram President of UFOM, Sh. A.K.Kaushik ji GS, Sh. V.P.Bharadwaj JGS, Sh. S.P.S.Yadav CS, Sh. R.D. Ahirwar OS, Sh. Naresh Yadav AS KBN, Sh. Jata Shankar  Mishra and Sh. C.P.Singh from BMTN Karmchari Sangh attended the meeting .

The meeting was presided over by Sh. S.P.Singh DGM of WS Unit. All the leaders apprised the executives about the development of the issues for which Protest Action Programme  has been resumed and appealed to one and all to participate in the programmes given by United Forum of  Unions and Associations of MTNL

 
 01.07.2017

United Forum of MTNL Unions and Associations served intimation letter to Secy. DOT and CMD MTNL for scheduled Protest Action Programme.

As per Programme on 15 July 2017 all employees & and executive will wear Black Badges and will participate in  lunch Hour Demonstration to be held at K.L.Bhawan. New Delhi.

On 04.08.2017 a lunch hour demonstration will be held at Corporate office CGO Complex New Delhi.

Please click here for copy of the letter.

   
 01.07.2017  TEAM too wrote a letter to Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Sh. Narendra Modi ji with regards to Non implementation of recommendations of the 7th CPC to the erstwhile DOT employees who were absorbed in MTNL/BSNL and since retired and drawing pension under CCS (pension) Rules ,1972 as amended from time to time.

TEAM requested Hon’ble PM to direct the concerned ministry /department to examine our appeal and to do the justice to this section of senior citizens by way of laying standing provisions in MTNL/BSNL for the erstwhile CG employees.

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