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 17.01.2019 GS wrote a letter to Secretary DOT for revision of Pension Of MTNL’s pensioners. 
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 10.01.2019

 ED Delhi Office issued LA orders for promotion from AO ( Manager Finance) to  CAO/ Sr. Manager (Finance)  for 19 executives.

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 09.01.2019
 GS wrote a letter to joint Secy. (Admin) at DOT, wherein he registered protest of TEAM for the business taken away  from MTNL by BSNL in  Mumbai Maharashtra  .
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 07.01.2019

 Fiasco of every month salary payment in MTNL is a pointer to a more serious diabolical plot ?

Of late we find an every month fiasco in MTNL on the matter of payment of salary. CMD, MTNL is seen to be desperately pleading most of his time with every Tom, Dick and Harry he comes across to make belief that he is badly busy with the task of arranging money to pay the salary to the employees. This will be followed by issue of a brief notification 4 or 5 days before the scheduled Salary day conveying the message: Salary will not be disbursed on scheduled salary day of the month. The notification will not indicate when the salary will be paid clearly implying an unmistakable message:  “SALARY IS PAYABLE WHEN ABLE”. 

Now is the time for Management Sponsored Union and its Alleys to swing into “action”. They move to the corporate office and meet CMD and other Top Brass there. They come out after a while from the chamber of CMD to announce joyously before the anxious employees that they have achieved assurance from the CMD that the due salary will be paid shortly. This “heroic” announcement of the leaders will be closely followed by another notification by MTNL that this month salary will be paid on 5th.instant.

This story (history?) of achievements is expected to repeat itself in the following months as well.

What is the probable ultimate scenario?

# The hapless employees will be forced to believe that there is “no hope” of MTNL to survive. It may happen, you will not get salary at all. So whatever you get with the grace of DOT/MTNL in the name of VRS, get it and run away from MTNL. The leaders of the “Sponsored” Unions and its Alleys will stay back and tell the employees:” Look, this is the best bargain we could get for you in the present situation. Be happy with this and go home.

# The valuable immovable assets of MTNL will be put on sale much to the delight of “outsiders” & selected “insiders” who aspire for “cut money” out of “sale proceeds”. The prospective buyer who may be Blue eyed entity of the authority that be, will be happy to get prime property at the convenient rate.  If any body raises finger against this self-defeating move, he will be branded as anti employee as having allegedly stood in the way of ensuring salary payment.

# Then when the size of the working employees will be reduced to a skeleton, the prospective buyers of MTNL will come forward to acquire MTNL as a whole. Because they want MTNL’s business, MTNL’s assets but not the liabilities of MTNL employees.

# At this juncture, DOT, to all probabilities, will be obliged to extend the BSNL’s operation to the areas of MTNL’s and MTNL will be handed over to some one – most favored.

We shall be happy if the narratives are not unfolded in this manner in the days to come. But we are definitely concerned and worried because we find an apparent nexus formed with DOT, MTNL Corporate Management, Crony Capitalist in form of a Private Telecom Operator and Sponsored Trade Union with its Alleys standing on the same platform of a common vested interests.

If the MTNL employees can not rise to this alarming situation and launch united struggle against the evils of MTNL immediately, the fate of both MTNL and MTNL employees is certain to be doomed. The younger employees of MTNL in particular  who have considerable length of service still left, must take a call for immediate   blistering  actions to defeat this nefarious game of both “outsiders” and “insiders”. 

 04.01.2019

DPE issued a letter for increase in IDA of CPSUs  w.e.f. 01 Jan2019.

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 03.01.2019

GS along with convener of UFOM Sh. M.K.Bagchi, Convener of UFOM Mumbai Sh. J.S.Yadav, Acting GS Sh. Rajeeb Kumar,  CP Delhi Sh.K.R.Yadav, Senior Vice President Sh. P.C.Sarswat, CS Sh. S.P.S.Yadav, CFS Sh. Ajay Kumar and ACS Sh. S.S.Asija met today  with Additional Secy. DOT , Member Services, Joint Secy. (Admn) and Joint Secy. (PSU) and other officers in DOT . While there have been exchange of New Year Greetings, effective discussions were also held in respect of revival of MTNL. The ground realities prevailing in the field and ineffective management at top level were focused.  It was communicated from our side that VRS is not the end option for revival of MTNL. There is need of effective and adequate investment for strengthening the network of MTNL is the need of time. The  present management of MTNL lacks of vision and will for MTNL’s effective revival. There is need of merger of MTNL & BSNL to ensure PAN India Services

TEAM is requested to submit a memorandum on the aspects of improvement of services and revenue of MTNL by Joint Secy. (PSU).

TEAM has expressed its serious concern and anguish that MTNL is interrupting the payment of salary which is transmitting wrong messages in the market and demoralizing the employees.  

 03.01.2019

Corporate  office issued a letter wherein  the seniority list of JAO has been communicated to ED Delhi/Mumbai. 

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 02.01.2019

MTNL revival plan on, DoT panel meeting tomorrow: DOT panel will be meeting tomorrow to discuss the revival options for the ailing state-owned firm MTNL. A news from Zee news. 

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 01.01.2019

Telecom shares surge; MTNL, Tata Communications among top gainers:  The S&P BSE Telecom index was trading up 1.98 per cent at 1011.8 on Wednesday with most of its components trading in the green.

Shares of Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra) (up 11.69 per cent), Bharti Infratel (up 4.68 per cent), Himachal Futuristic Communications (up 4.04 per cent) and OnMobile Global (up 3.77 per cent) were the top gainers in the index. 

Mahanagar Telephone Nigam (up 3.05 per cent), Tata Communications (up 2.24 per cent) and Tejas Networks (up 1.78 per cent) too were trading higher. A news from ET Telecom.

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 01.01.2019

MTNL to offer 60 days unlimited mobile data for new prepaid users: If you don’t have a 4G mobile and wish to have unlimited access for two months then this could be a good time to be an MTNL subscriber. Available only in Delhi and Mumbai telecom circles, new MTNL prepaid users will get unlimited mobile data for 60 days if you buy a new SIM card and activate it before January 31. However, note that MTNL offers only 2G and 3G speeds in both Delhi and Mumbai. This means you can get a maximum download speed of around 256 Kbps. 
There is no minimum recharge plan to avail the data offer, however, there is no voice call or SMS message benefits. To buy a new MTNL prepaid SIM, you will have to visit any Sanchar Haat or an MTNL retailer. The data offer is valid only till January 31. Recently, MTNL had announced five unlimited voice and data plans for Rs 171, Rs 197, Rs 231, Rs 365 and Rs 421 respectively for prepaid subscribers in Delhi/NCR only.A News from ET Telecom….

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 31.12.2018

TEAM WISHES YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

A VERY

HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR 2019

 Colorful Explosion Happy New Year Card 2019

 22.12.2018

Corporate Office issued seniority list for the cadre of SDE(civil).

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 21.12.2018 Meeting with ED Delhi

Com. Rajeeb Kumar, GS, Com. A. K. S. Chauhan, Auditor CHQ,  Com. K. R. Yadav, Circle President Delhi, Com. P.C. Saraswat, Sr. Vice-President Delhi, Com. S. P. S. Yadav, CS Delhi, Com. Maninder Sareen, Asst Circle Secretary Delhi met ED Sh. S. P Rai  today  21st Dec 2018 and discussed the agenda already scheduled.

Item No 1). Re-arrangement of man-power in field units.

Association brought to the notice of Executive Director the urgent need to re arrange the man power in field units for proper and smooth functioning of the outdoor units. ED assured to re-deploy the executives according to the requirement in field.

Item No 2.) Shortage of Vehicles in areas due to NGT Orders implementation.

Association informed that there is  acute shortage of vehicles in areas which is hampering the day to day maintenance work of field and other units.

ED informed that  hiring of OLA cabs on regular basis is being taken up with Corporate Office and it can be decided in due course of time.

Item No 3.) Shortage of Copper cable, testing eqpts., Line stores and OFC    testing eqpts. 

Association informed that copper cables of different sizes, TSF kits, CLIP phones are not available with filed units and there was non-availability of Cable fault localiser.(APLAB) and OFC power meter.

ED spoke to GM (MM) in this respect and informed that the status of all requirements will be discussed with areas and will be supplied as per requirement.

Item No 4.) Shortage of batteries of different capacities. 

ED informed that the batteries are being procured and the matter is under progress.

Item No 5.) Completion of APAR of Executive well in time.

Association brought to notice that the APARs of executives are not being filled in time and wrong certificates are being issued by the area GMs.

ED assured that the case will be looked into and if any GM or Sr. Executive giving wrong certificate i.r.o APAR then that case would be dealt strictly.

Item No 6.) Harassment of executives by GMs.

Sh Rajeeb Kumar,  GS, informed ED that few GMs are harassing the executives. They are passing derogatory remark to the executives working under them. This can’t be tolerated  by TEAM.. ED assured to look into the matter seriously.  

 19.12.2018

 GS Kaushik ji along with Bhai Jagtap hon’ble MLC of Maharashtra and patron & Chairman of UFOM of Delhi & Mumbai arranged a press conference and circulated a note to media on current situation of MTNL.

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 18.12.2018

 Com. M. K. Bagchi, Convener, United Forum along with Com. Rajeeb Kumar, GS Team, Com. Ramnik Sharma, Vice-President CHQ, Com. A. K. S. Chauhan, Auditor CHQ , Com. K. R. Yadav, Circle President Delhi, Com. P.C. Saraswat, Sr. Vice-President Delhi, Com. S. P. S. Yadav, CS Delhi, Com. Ajay Kumar Circle Treasurer Delhi attended the scheduled meeting with Sri Saket Kumar, IAS, PS to Hon’ble MOC under the direction from Sh. Manoj Sinhaji, Hon’ble MOC on 17-12-2018 . We conveyed  the anger of employees due to delay of Nov-2018 salary and  handed over the memorandum on Revival of MTNL. 

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 17.12.2018

 Centre says no to bailing out MTNL.: A news from Mumbai mirror…..

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 15.12.2018

ED Delhi Office issued a list of LA arrangement for DE to DGM Sr. Manager to DGM telecom) for 7 Executives.

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 12.12.2018

GS wrote a letter  to Sh. Narender Modiji Hon’ble Prime Minister of India on account of insecure salary  of MTNL’s employees and requested him for asking MTNL Management for not to delay in salary. He further suggested some steps for revival of MTNL

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 10.12.2018

DoT bails out MTNL with Rs 120 crore lifeline for November salary bill….. A news from Asian Age.

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 06.12.2018 Latest position in regard to the move in Pension Revision

The Office-bearers of Telecom Executive Association of MTNL Shri A.K.Kaushik, GS /TEAM and Rajiv Kumar, Acting GS/ TEAM accompanied by Shri M.K.Bagchi, Convener / United Forum have met the concerned officers of DOT on 4th. And 5th.December,2018 to discuss about the pension revision of BSNL and the pension ( on combined services basis ) revision  of MTNL They along with Shri Prahlad  Rai and Shri Shiv Kumar, GS and President of AIBSNLEA respectively  have also met on 5/12/2018 the concerned officers of DOP&PW in this connection. The information gathered and precise position of the issue ascertained by us are as follows :-

  • Whatever move taken by DOT so far is only in respect of pension revision of BSNL pensioners. The pension revision of MTNL pensioners (combined services) is not taken together in the present move because, as per DOT, MTNL pension is not same as BSNL pension. Because, as per DOT, the full liability of BSNL pension is now borne by DOT where as a part of MTNL pension is the liability of MTNL even though DOT pays the full amount of   This is because, as per DOT, some of the pay scales of MTNL is higher than those in BSNL and the equalization is expected to be done during the currency of 3rd.PRC. To our points of opposition, it is clarified that DOT wants to avoid any complication at this stage by combining MTNL issue which can be tackled conveniently latter once BSNL issue is “through”
  • Till so far, DOT has sent a note to DOP&PW soliciting to know whether it is permissible to consider the issue of pension revision delinking it from the issue of pay revision.
  • DOT will consider the next step i.e. fitment aspect of pension revision only after approval of policy proposal of delinking pension revision from pay revision. Even though in the course of discussion our proposal applying the fitment factor of 7th.CPC was figured, it is apparently clear that the concerned officers of DOT is yet to decide their minds in this respect. They prefer to take a call in this respect only after the issue related to delinking is approved.

 04.12.2018

MTNL Should Merge With BSNL Based on a Special Purpose Vehicle: MTNL Chairman: The government led debt-ridden telecom operator, Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL), which operates in Delhi and Mumbai circles has urged the government to package a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) so that the Rs 20,000 crore debts and assets including 1,100 towers, lands and buildings are deleveraged to correct the financials of the company. MTNL has also talked to the government about a merger with BSNL so that the telco will be able to expand operations across India on the basis of network utilisation. MTNL chairman and MD, Praveen Kumar Purwar told said in a statement, “In today’s below-cost competition, consolidation of BSNL and MTNL as one entity is the need of the hour and the only way to survive. Fragmented operations can only lead to their extinction.” He said that the government would need to work for MTNL’s sustenance and once the telecom operator’s financials are strong enough then a merger will BSNL can be ideated upon……..An interview of CMD in Telecom Talks…

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 04.12.2018  Very meaningful achievement  of AUAB in BSNL

After a long battle with management of BSNL; AUAB (All Unions & Associations of BSNL) and a grand meeting with  Sh. Manoj Sinha Hon’ble Minister of Communication reached to an agreement for deferring the proposed strike and following demands were achieved.

  1. It was intimated by DOT ‘s official that a cabinet memo has already been prepared for approval of cabinet and hopefully 4G license may be given to BSNL.
  2. It was accepted to delink the pension revision from pay revision and affordability clause and process separately.
  3. on pension contribution as positive recommendation is being sent to Dept. of Expenditure.
  4. on 3rd PRC for the employees some more issues are to be sorted out between BSNL and DOT. In the present form , union cabinet may not approve it and hence some more time is required for sorting out this.
 03.12.2018

 UFOM wrote a letter to Sh.Manoj Sinha ji Hon’ble Minister of Communications wherein Solidarity & supports towards strike given by AUAB on 03.12.2018 has been communicated and further it has been requested that their demands must be full filled shortly for avoiding unrest in BSNL and MTNL.

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03.12.2018

A letter has been issued by corporate office to ED Delhi and Mumbai for preparing salary of Nov-2018 so that payment may be made on 5th Dec.2018.

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 03.12.2018

 Very Successful demonstration was organised by association which was crowded by number of executives from  all corner of Mumbai and Delhi during lunch hour of 01.12.2018 at Prabha Devi telephone exchange Mumbai and Corporate office CGO complex New Delhi respectively. The demonstration was supported by United Forum of Union and Association of MTNL  Mumbai and Delhi.  Leaders spoke about failed management and worst policies which have resulted into non payment of salary  of employees. It was further assured that detailed protest action programme will be announced shortly if management fails to resolve the problem instantly.

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 30.11.2018

It is to inform one and all that massive lunch hour demonstration is scheduled in front of Corporate office on 01.12.2018 to protest stoppage of salary for NOV-2018 for the time being  by Corporate Management. Therefore all are requested to join enmasse along with your other area executives/employees and make demonstration a grand success. TEAM has already written a letter to CMD in this regard.

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 30.11.2018

 UFOM wrote a letter to CMD for protest to the action initiated by Management to stop salary for month of NOV-2018 for the time being. They have further supported the protest action programme give by TEAM.

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 30.11.2018

 The  Office-bearers  of TEAM met CMD MTNL on 29.11.2018 to discuss about the instructions issued by MTNL Corporate Office to withhold the payment of salary of the employees for the month of November,2018.

TEAM has expressed deep anguish and frustration at this development and demanded immediate withdrawal of the instructions issued in this respect. CMD has been informed that this will send a wrong message and shock wave among the employees who have been already hard-pressed in maintaining the services in the field  despite severe constrains and odds. This will also send a wrong and frustrating alarm in the market and among the customers who are still loyal to MTNL. Already some news media has flashed  this news.

CMD pleaded his inability stating that there is shortage of fund needed to pay the salary. Despite all efforts, MTNL could not manage to make good the shortfall yet. He explains that DOT is duly aware of this move. DOT was even approached to pay the dues to MTNL which stands around Rupees 180 Crore .But DOT has not paid this. BSNL has due to MTNL about Rupees 400 Crore. BSNL has pleaded its inability to pay this immediately. Thus MTNL is undone. CMD could not assure a firm date by which salary will be released.The worst and most insensitive remark is that disruption in the payment of salary of the employees is not uncommon for loss making  PSUs. He gave example of ITI. CMD has further confirmed information of proposal of VRS to employees is being sent to DOT  for reducing wage bill ; as shared by Dir.HR during discussion with us.

From our side TEAM has told him that the employees are not responsible for revenue loss and financial distress of MTNL Even today MTNL employees working hard to maintain services. Therefore, why should employees only suffer for this ? Corporate Management is spending lavishly on unproductive heads. Fund are being wasted for unviable projects whereas maintenance of network is left high and dry.DOT and MTNL corporate Management are solely responsible for downfall of MTNL.

 CMD Has been unambiguously informed that if salary is not paid on due date, there will be large scale protests in MTNL and for this MTNL and DOT will be held responsible.

 29.11.2018

 Meeting with Director (HR): The Emergency Meeting regarding Pay Stoppage by MTNL Management, was taken by the TEAM General Secretary Shri Rajeeb Kumar with other Comrades Shri  P.C.Saraswat , Shri  Ramnik Sharma, Shri Ajay Kumar, Shri S.P.S Yadav, Shri  K.R.Yadav and Shri R.K.Chhabra. Dir(HR)was  asked to clarify reasons for stoppage of Pay and certainty about its release.Director (HR) informed that MTNL has not any fund to release the salary at present  and there is a complete uncertainty  for its release .  They all are working to arrange the pay for this Month but the situation of uncertainty like this will continue in future until it is resolved at DOT/Minister Level/Cabinet Level.

TEAM expressed their resentment and informed if the salary of the employees is not released than the Management has to face the agitation of the employees and it is none of the business of the employees   to arrange profit for the company as earning profit or loss depends upon the strategic decisions of the Management/DOT/Government of India. We suggested that there are  large number of Vacant Plots and Real Estate which have not been  properly developed  to create assets and earn revenue through tie up with NBCC . The Land use  conversion at the Management level should not be difficult if pursued properly. We further  asked why management is not curtailing expenses on their luxuries and spending  huge money on non-profitable business as in the case of Convergent Billing Costing  about Rs.500 Crore,3G Mobile project costing Rs.700 Crore . MTNL is not adding to its revenue/income rather customers are still reducing day by day due to lack of strategic vision and intent at the management level.

To this Dir(HR) also informed that MTNL Board is making various  proposals out of which one proposal is for VRS of 20,000 employees to revive the company by reducing wage expenditure.

TEAM has clear cut communicated to Dir. HR that if management fails to release the salary of Nov-2018 in time the we will be compelled to start Protest action programme.

 29.11.2018

consequent upon the letter issued by CO for not issuing instructions to banks for releasing of salary  for the month of Nov-2018 for the time being; TEAM wrote a letter to CMD MTNL protesting this unjustified step of  management. We have communicated to CMD that employees/executives  are not responsible for the current situation and hence such instructions may be stopped and payment of salary must be  made on time. If management  fails to do so then we will be compelled to start protest actin programme.

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