News

 22.02.2017

 DOT issued a clarification with regards to revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners -Delinking of pension from qualifying service of 33 years.

Please click here for the copy of letter.

 22.02.2017  our case against LICE for promotion from E2 to E3 was on list for hearing in CAT on 22.02.2017 but it could not be heard and next date of hearing has been given as 9th March 2017. 
 21.02.2017

 CS TEAM Mumbai, Sh. R.R.Mishra along with his circle executive office bearers visited to South, Central, North , West 1, West 2, west 3 ,East1 and East2 areas  for revival of these units as well as to listen the problems of basic members.   Meeting were organised in Bandra Exchange, Marol Exchange, Borovili Exchange Chembur Exchange and Thane Charai Exchange buildings. All area committees as per Expectations and willing of comrades of the respective areas were revived. The message was clearly communicated to each area representative body that keeping in view Proposed CHQ conference all pending subscriptions must be collected and to deposit at Circle Finance secy within minimum possible time.

Apart from the above meetings meeting were also arranged at Kandivili Exchange, Goregaon Exchange , Andheri Exchange and Cooperage exchange Building. Members were motivated and were advised for being united under the banner of TEAM.

20.02.2017

 ED Delhi Office issued a list 4 finance executives for financial up-gradation from E3 to E4.

Please click here for copy of the orders.

 18.02.2017

 Division level meeting of YVR division was organised on 17.02.17 (lunch hour) in Yamuna Vihar Telephone Exch. More than 20 members have participated in the meeting including Sh.S.P.S.Yadav,Cir.Secy.,Sh. Rajiv Kumar,AGS,Sh. D K Tyagi,Area Secy.TY and Sh. R K Sharma,ACS, Sh.I A Siddiqui,Dev.Secy.YVR. 

Following points were discussed,
1.Merger of 78.2% IDA.
2.Merger of BSNL-MTNL.
3.CGHS facility to working employees/Officers.
4.Broad discussion on speculated recommendations of 3rd PRC.
5.Local grievances of the members.

The gathering was addressed by Sh. Rajib kumar AGS and S.P.S.Yadav CS.Various HR issues and pending issues pertaining to executives were explained in detail. Members were enlightened with regards to progress of each case. Members were assured for a better solutions of their respective local problems.

 18.02.2017

 A general body meeting of West area was organised by Sh. R.B.Aggarwal AS, Sh. Gajraj Singh Area President and Sh. Shailendra Singh ACS along with other area representatives  in lunch hour at 9th floor Rajori garden exchange on 16/02/2017. Meeting  was attended by  Sh.A K Kaushik,G S,Sh.V P Bhardwaj J GS,Sh Rajib Kumar A G S,Sh K R Yadav C P,Sh R D Ahirwar O S,Sh S S Ashija A C S and Sh.  Shailendra Singh A C S  along with all executives of West area to discuss

  1. Various local problem
  2. Issue of 78.2% IDA merger from 01.01.2007,
  3. MTNL & BSNL merger.
  4. Development at HQ level with regards to various HR issues.                                              Members raised many local issues and raised questions for delay in various issues which are being pursued by CHQ at various levels. CS and GS addressed the house . They assured the gathering that their local issues will be resolved shortly after taking a meeting with Area GM. Whereas with respect to other points GS enlightened members with the latest position of each case. The meeting was presided over by Sh. Gajraj Singh Area President.
 17.10.2017

MTNL Management issued a concessional BB plan for MTNL/BSNL/DOT Employees . TEAM pursued this matter vigorously.

Please click here for copy of letter.

 16.02.2017
MTNL Q3 net loss at Rs 819.96 cr surpasses total revenue:

State-run telecom firm MTNL today reported widening of its standalone net loss at Rs 819.96 crore, surpassing its total revenue, during the three-month period ended December 31, hit by increase in finance cost. The company has posted a net loss of Rs 671.59 crore in the same period a year ago. Net loss surpassed its total income of Rs 690.59 crore. The revenue of MTNL declined by 8.6 percent from Rs 756.22 crore posted in the corresponding quarter of previous fiscal. The finance cost during the reported quarter increased by 11.32 percent to Rs 382.28 crore, from Rs 343.39 crore a year ago, accounting for more than half of its total income from operations….. A news from Money Control.

 10.02.2017 NEWS OF UNITED FORUM

The representatives of united forum of MTNL Unions and associations have met Additional secretary(T)/DOT ,Sh. N. Sivasailam today (10/02/2017) in a pre-scheduled meeting on the following agenda:—-

  1. Merger of MTNL & BSNL 

       & 2.  Merger of 50% DA effectively amounting to 78.2% as on 01.01.2007 to MTNL employees           and  pensions(pension as on combined basis)

As regards merger of MTNL  and BSNL , we have highlighted our well known points of view in this respect. We have insisted that this is a “life and death” question for MTNL and this is an issue that relates to the job security of thousands employees of MTNL and most of them are of  erstwhile DOT recruits. Additional Secretary points out that the main hurdle of such merger is that MTNL is a listed company and BSNL is 100% owned by Government. This add to the complication in deciding merger. When we draw his attention to the ways and means of such merger in the given situation as recommended  by various committees , he says that their suggestion is on the line of substantial investments by the Government as a pre-condition which may not be favoured by Government. He in turn , suggests that MTNL has inherent capacity and expertise to improve services even at this stage. The expansion of broad band connections and urgent and meaningful use of assets by way of renting out etc. hold the key to MTNL’s turn around .He has insisted that unions and associations can play pivotal role in this respect.

    As regards “Merger of 50% DA effectively amounting to 78.2% as on 01-01-2007” he informs that the proposal sent by MTNL includes the need of financial assistance by the Government for its implementation and  DOT cannot decide such matter on its own. After quite some discussions, when we insisted that in absence of implementation, MTNL employees will be permanently deprived of this part of DA neutralization, he says that DOT will send this proposal to D.P with DOT’s recommendations. He also says that left to him alone he favours implementation, but DOT alone cannot decide this. On our specific query: whether we can remain hopeful, his cryptic reply was : one should always remain hopeful.

         Meeting lasts for 1.5 hrs and ends with some positive note.

 07.02.2017  NOTICE

It is for information to all Circle Office Bearers of Delhi and CHQ office bearers present in Delhi that an urgent meeting is scheduled for tomorrow i.e. on 08.02.2017 at 14 hrs. in room no.756 of Kidwai Bhawan ND. Please make sure to attend the meeting without failure.

 07.02.2017 our case against LICE for promotion from E2 to E3 was on list for hearing in CAT on 07.02.2017 but it could not be heard and next date of hearing has been given as 22th February 2017. 
 06.02.2017

 GS wrote a letter to Dir. HR for wrong recovery made for Sr.SDEs /Sr. AOs due to excess payment . Management is denying one additional increment as per its own EPP-2007.

Please click here for copy of letter.

 04.02.2017

 MTNL borrowing money to meet day to day requirement: Manoj Sinha ....Loss-making telecom PSU MTNL has been hit hard by debt and it is borrowing money to meet its day-to-day requirements, Union Minister Manoj Sinha said today. “Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) is borrowing money to meet its day-to-day requirement,” Sinha said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha. Total debt on MTNL reached Rs 19,418.23 crore at the end of December 31, 2016, from Rs 11,542.3 crore in 2012-13, according to the data shared by the minister. The debt is over six times MTNL’s annual revenue registered in 2015-16. “Due to debt burden and fund crunch, MTNL has gone slow in upgradation of equipment during last 4-5 years. One of the reasons for service quality is due to non-investment in access network of fixed lines,” Sinha said. A news from economic times…

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 03.02.2017

 GS wrote a letter to CMD MTNL against a move of MTNL management to close MTL(Millennium Telecom Limited) 100 % Subsidiary of MTNL.

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 02.02.2017

The representatives of United forum of MTNL Unions & Associations met Member (Services) in a pre- scheduled meeting today. The agendas, e.g.(1) merger of MTNL & BSNL (2) Merger of 50%  DA effectively amounting to 78.2% as on 01.01.2007 to MTNL employees and pensioners and issues related to C.G.H.S the briefs on which were submitted  earlier, were discussed thoroughly .Issue of pro-rata pensioners  also was discussed. DDG (Estt.) was also present in the meeting.

  As regards Merger of MTNL & BSNL, Member (services) informs that Secretary / DOT is quite affirmative about this. But some consensus approach is required between the Unions and Associations of both MTNL and BSNL. On management side also from both MTNL and BSNL, some united approach is required. This helps DOT/Ministry to take decisive decision on this. At present there is a move for uniting the wireless network and services of MTNL and BSNL. But that too faces problem from different perceptions between MTNL and BSNL. As regards the issue of merger of 50% DA , Member (Services) tries to know exact financial implication both for current payment as well as for arrears. Member (Services) informs that this issue is still under the domain of PSU and advised us to deal with Add. Secretary. As regards issue of C.G.H.S Member (Services) informed that DOT is taking up the matter with Director (CGHS) , Nirman Bhawan for its implementation at Mumbai. But as regards the matter of our suggestion that enhanced rate of contributions should not be applicable for MTNL /BSNL, he is sceptical. He agrees to take up the issue with MTNL for full reimbursement of amount to the concerned pensioners against contribution. The issue of another scope of fresh pension options for the pro-rata pensioners, we have updated him the present status of the issue and requested him to use his good office so that MTNL sends the reports to DOT as called for.

 02.02.2017  GS along with Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj JGS, Sh. P.C.Sarswat Senior Vice President, Sh. K.R.Yadav CP, Sh. S.P.S.Yadav CS and Sh. Ajay Kumar CFS met with Dir. (HR &EB) on 31.01.2017 to discuss the various HR issues pending since long.

  • The issue related to some executives those who had withdrawn their pro-rata option and opted for combined pension their cases were neither settled by MTNL or CCA Delhi & Mumbai.

Dir. (HR) assured positively and sympathetically to look into  matter and asked us to submit the detail of such cases so as to settle the same.

  • Issue of review DPC and seniority case of JAOs was discussed and it was assured by him that he will ask GM(HR) for further studying the case for deciding on merit.
  • Post based promotion for all executives in time bound manner: Dir (HR) responded to our submission and ask us to provide our view point to management.
  • Restoration of additional increment on regular promotion as per EPP-2007. The case was discussed in length and it was requested that the recovery if any made in this regard must be refunded back to affected executives. (i.e Sr. SDEs/Sr. AOs & CAOs/Des).

Dir.(HR) asked us to submit the detail of such cases so that judicious decision may be taken.

  • Case of Stenographers and Hindi Officers: This case was discussed and we demanded that their promotion avenues must be brought at par with other executives.
  • Issue of promotion through LICE: we have submitted that instead of holding many examination like LICE & competitive etc at various levels i.e. AM to DM and DM to Sr manager, the executives should be promoted on time bound post based promotion as the same is being given in the senior management policy i.e. DGM to Jt. GM and JT. GM to Add. GM I & Add GM II.
  • We have also raised the issue of filling the 50 % quota of JAOs /JTOs through departmental candidates and asked management to relax the norms so as give the opportunity to non executives those who meet the educational qualifications e.g. Draft man/TTA/WM.
  • We have also requested to management that opportunities are to be given to well qualified employees in promotion at various levels. The reorientation of employees has to be made regular process in training center of MTNL so as to meet out the manpower requirement of MTNL with the existing manpower of MTNL.
 01.02.2017

RETIREMENT  FUNCTION OF SH.RAM GOPAL

Ex. CIRCLE SECRETARY  TEAM DELHI

Sh. Ram Gopal Ex. Circle Secretary TEAM Delhi retired on 31.01.2017 after attaining the age of superannuation. He was posted in Shahdra Telephone Exchange. Our Executives of Shahdra Telephone exchange organized a function for giving me a farewell.  The farewell was attended by all executives of TY area and many office bearers from circle and CHQ. Sh. Ram Gopal was praised by each speakers for his devotion to work place, organization as well for family. His well behaved attitude, smiling face and culture for harmonious relation with each of us will be remembered for ever. His contribution for betterment of executives and fighting spirit for cause to prevail truth cannot be forgotten. TEAM expresses sincere gratitude for his contribution towards this great organization.

Please click here for the picture taken on this occasion.

   
 31.01.2017

 ED Delhi Office issued a letter for calling of CR of 16 eligible finance executives for regular promotion to the post of  CAO/Sr. Manager Finance.

Please click here for copy of the letter.

   
27.01.2017 AGM of W-1 areas was held on 25.1.2017. Circle Secretary Com. R.R.Mishra along with Circle and CHQ office bearers and large number of members of the branch attended the meeting. After detailing activities at various levels to members who attended the meeting new Area committee was formed for G.M(W-1) area at Mumbai for the next term. For list of newly elected office bearers please click here.
 25.01.2017 TEAM Mumbai already issued agenda for a meeting with ED, Mumbai. Members may suggest inclusion of any other point worth taking up with the management. Click here for the agenda submitted.
 
 25.01.2017

 TEAM WISHES TO ALL EXECUTIVES AND THEIR FAMILIES

A VERY  HAPPY REPUBLIC DAY — 2017

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 20.01.2017

 United Forum of Union and Association wrote a letter to Director Policy CGHS with regards to revision of rates of subscription due to revision of pay and allowances of Central Govt. Employees and revision of pension and Family pension on account of implementation of  recommendation of VII th Pay Commission. 

Please click here for copy of letter.

 19.01.2017 Annual General Body meeting of W1 area, Mumbai has been fixed on 25.1.2017 at Bandra Telephone Exchange on 8th floor at 3.30 pm. All Office bearers of West 1 area are requested to attend it. In the said meeting various issues of area & cicle will be discussed. New area committee will also be formed. Area Secretary
 18.01.2017

NDMC ties up with MTNL to offer free Wi-Fi in Delhi:

With its ambitious Wi-Fi project in Connaught Place and Khan Market losing popularity due to poor connectivity, New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has now tied up with MTNL in a fresh attempt at offering free internet connectivity in its areas.

NDMC had partnered with Tata Teleservices in 2014 to provide the service in inner and outer circles of Connaught Place, one of the significant business and leisure centres in the city.

The civic body had claimed that the service is the largest in India. Similarly, NDMC had partnered with Tata Docomo to provide the facility in Khan Market.

At present, the service can be availed by 5,000 people with an average speed of 512 Kbps. The first 20 minutes within a 24-hour period are entirely free after which scratch cards can be purchased in various denominations in the market.

However, visitors and traders have been complaining for months that the service is not functioning seamlessly, a claim confirmed by the civic authorities.

“We had earlier launched the services with full preparation, but the plan did not work well. Initially, it worked fine but the connectivity has been slow lately,” a senior NDMC official told . A news from Economic Times….

Please click here for link to news.

 17.01.2017

 GS wrote a letter to CMD MTNL and Principal CCA Delhi region for deadlock in preparation and printing of Central Govt. PPO books of combined holders and issue of NOC by the office of Principal CCA New Delhi to pensioners for getting CGHS Cards.

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 17.01.2017

 GS wrote a letter to CMD for full  reimbursement of contribution to be paid by individual pensioners to avail CGHS benefits.

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 14.01.2017  
 13.01.2017

 ED Delhi Office endorsed a list of 114 regular SDEs  for their further posting as per requirement in different Area GM/ other Units.

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 11.01.2017

 A general body meeting of GSM / WS area was held today during Lunch Hour at 2nd Floor committee room  of CGO Complex. Sh. P.C.Sarswat Senior Vice President of Delhi, Sh.Rastogi CHQ office bearer , Sh. V.P.Srivastva ACS of Delhi and Sh. S.K.Tyagi Area Secy. of WS unit organised the meeting in very disciplined way. The meeting was attended by more than 70 members of area along with Sh. A.K.Kaushik GS, Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj JGS, Sh. S.P.S.Yadav CS Delhi, Sh.K.R.yadav CP Delhi and Sh. Ajay Kumar CFS Delhi.

Members of WS unit placed their burning issues being faced by them in day to day working  some of them are as follows:

  1. Many examples were given where senior officers are  forcing executives to do work without proper availability of vehicles / proper means of transport for moving from office to different sites.
  2.  Members were very furious about role of Director Technical , as  in different cases he is directing officers of GM/PGM level to issue warnings to non ITS officers .
  3. Members raised issue of feasibility of the new tower projects of 3G in the era of 4G Etc of higher technologies.
  4. Rent of  existing sites are not being revised as per market rates and in turn owners are forcing MTNL to withdraw the BTS from their premises. Which is creating further black holes in dying network of WS.
  5. Maintenance of existing BTS with expired Batteries/Gen Sets and shortage of different hardware are further hurdles of the WS network.
  6. Some members raised the issue of non settlement of Pay anomaly.                                                                                                             Thereafter all Circle Office bearers and GS addressed the gathering and ensured that each difficulty being faced by them will be taken by TEAM with Management at appropriate levels. It will be ensured that members may work coolly in tension free environment for the best out put in the favor of this great organisation. It was appealed to members that CHQ conference which is likely to be conducted in mid of April 2017 should be made a historical event by participating in hundred percent strength and by providing financial contribution.
 11.01.2017

GS wrote a letter to Dir. (HR) for conveying him view points of TEAM for recently circulated Recruitment Rules for promotion from post of assistant manager  (E2) to Deputy Manager (E3).

Please click here for copy of letter.

 08.01.2017

Corporate office issued a letter to MTNL Mumbai and Delhi Unit for calling CR and Vigilance clearance  report for regular promotion of  CAO for 20  Finance executives.

Please click here for copy of letter.

Please click here for of proforma.

 08.01.2017 As per DOT, the technical issues in the implementation of Govt’s order to extend CGHS benefits to the pensioners of MTNL/BSNL as poised by CGHS /R.K.Puram unit earlier , is fully resolved. It is resolved in the meeting held on 06.01.2017 between DOT and CGHS (Policy), Nirman Bhawan.
 07.01.2017 NOTICE

It has been decided to hold next CHQ Conference in the 3rd week of April-2017. All Circle/Area Secretaries are requested to clear their CHQ Quota up to April 2017 to the CHQ Finance Secretary Sh.C.U.Gade immediately. Circle/Area Secretaries are further requested to hold the Area/branch meetings to elect the delegates for the ensuing conference.

The detailed notice for CHQ conference  along with all details of venue, Schedule of programme and special contribution in form of CHQ Conference fee and delegate fees will be announced shortly.

 05.01.2017
Min. of Health & Family Welfare has convened a meeting to be held
on 06/01/2017 which will be a”ended by all stake holders, i.e., DOT(PAT Section), CGHS (Policy Unit) and O/o the Additional Director (HQ) / CGHS, R.K. Puram to sort out the glitches in the implementation of CGHS bene5ts for MTNL/BSNL pensioners. DOT will be represented by both DDG(E) 7 Director (TE) in the said meeting. It is expected that the issue will be conclusively decided this time.
Meanwhile CGHS, R.K.Puram appears to have been already set to implement this immediately for MTNL/BSNL pensioners. In fact in a few such cases that CCA/Delhi provided the NOC mentioning “Head of Account “, “Equivalent CDA Pay Scale with GP and “Range of Pay,”CGHS, R.K.Puram has started issuing CGHS Cards.
 02.01.2017  Congratulations to one and all

It is to inform that CGHS facility has been extended to retired employees/executives. The executives who have got new PPO issued may apply for CGHS cards at R.K.Puram ND Office.

 01.01.2017

 TEAM WISHES  YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

A VERY HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS

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