|19.12.2014|| Please read the news and now rumours should be over listened………..
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Not Reducing Retirement Age, Says Government, Battling WhatsApp Buzz:The Narendra Modi government had to field its crisis managers on Thursday to end what it called a “strong misinformation campaign,” which it feared could hurt the ruling BJP’s electoral interests in the Delhi elections due soon.
The trouble was caused by a WhatsApp message that was being circulated fast and furious. It purported to reproduce a government reply in Parliament on whether it was planning to lower the retirement age of central government employees from 60 to 58 years.
Department of Telecom may recommend names for BSNL, MTNL chiefs by month end: The Department of Telecom (DoT) could suggest names for the top posts of state-owned telcos Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) by the end of December, even as AN Rai, the interim head of the former, has received a two-month extension, people familiar with the matter said. A news from Economic times.
|16.12.2014||MTNL Mumbai unit released Financial upgradation order from E4 to E5 and E5 to E6 grades. Click here for copy of the orders from E4 to E5, E5 to E6 SM(T), E5 to E6 SM(F) and E2 to E3 STSA(Regular).|
With regards to E3 (LICE) case filed by CHQ Hon,ble CAT directed us on 11.11.2014 to file MA against contempt of court . After filing MA on 12.12.2014 today on 15.12.2014 amended OA was also filed and served to respondent. Hon’ble Court has asked respondent to file reply on next date o f hearing i.e. on 24.12.2014 .
DPC work for financial up-gradation work form E5 to E6 and onwards in each cadre of different streams will now be completed shortly as the desired clarification with regards to one time acceptance of offline APAR has been issued by Corporate Office today.
TEAM from very beginning pursued this issue vigorously for earliest disposal of the matter.
A meeting of representatives of TEAM was held with General Manager (Administration) on 12.12.2014 . The meeting was attended by CS Sh. Ram Gopal ,AGS Sh.S.P.S.Yadav , AGS Sh. Rajeeb Kumar and FS TEAM Delhi Sh. Ajay Kumar. The following issues were discussed:
A meeting of representatives of TEAM was held with GM(West) on 06.12.2014 to discuss the problems of executives working in West Area . the meeting was attended by CS Sh. Ram Gopal , AGS Sh. Rajeeb Kumar, AS Sh. R.B.Aggarwal ,ACS Sh. Shelendra Singh, AAS Sh. R.K.Tiwari,DS Sh. Kulwant Singh and Sh.O.D.Sharma .The meeting was held in cordial atmosphere . GM (West) showed positive response for resolving the issues raised for the executives. He assured to look into each issue within a prescribed time fame .
A meeting of United Forum of Unions and Associations of MTNL was held on 10.12.2014 at CTO Auditorium during lunch hours. The auditorium was over packed . Sitting capacity was full and more than 300 executives and non executives were standing due to shortage of seats. The points for discussion were as follows.:
1) one time option for Pro-rata pensioners for combined pension as others.
2) 78.2% IDA neutralization wef:01-01-2007.
3)Payment of pension fixation arrears to pensioners.
4) CGHS facility to MTNL’s Employees and Executives.
The meeting was addressed by many leaders of constituents of UFOM .Every leaders focused on all four demands and expressed that there is need of joint struggle for achieving these demands. Sh. M.K.Bagchi Convener of UFOM, Sh. Mange Ram President of UFOM, Sh. Ram Gopal CS of TEAM and Sh. A.K.Kaushik GS of TEAM described in length about these issues . Every Leaders assured the gathering for fighting to achieve these legitimate demands.
It is for information to all of you that United forum has organized a meeting on 10th December 2014 at 12.45 pm at Eastern court dormitory for discussing various pending issues :
1) Pending 78.2 % IDA neutralization.
2) Payment of pension fixation arrears.
3) One time option for Pro-rata pensioners for combined pension like others.
4) CGHS facility to all employees and executives of MTNL.
Please ensure your kind presence well in time along with your colleague Executives.
BSNL lost Rs.3,785 crore, MTNL Rs.1,567 crore:State-owned telecom companies Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) have incurred losses respectively of Rs.3,785 crore and Rs.1,567 crore till September.
The losses were mainly due to decline in revenue and increase in expenditure, Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha Wednesday.
“At present, there is no proposal for divestment in MTNL and BSNL. The government is in the process of revival and revitalisation of BSNL and MTNL through various short term, medium term and long term measures,” he said. A news from Business Standard.
|03.12.2014||It is reliably learnt that DPC for financial up-gradation for E-5 to E6 (technical), which was scheduled for 2nd December-2014 has been postponed for 6th of December -2014.|
Concern in Lok Sabha over BSNL, MTNL connectivity problems :Members in the Lok Sabha today expressed concern over the sorry state of affairs in state owned BSNL and MTNLBSE -0.55 % which is hitting hard millions of mobile users all over the country daily due to poor connectivity.
Raising the issue during Zero Hour, K Geetha (YSR Cong) said MPs who have got BSNL mobile connections face the problem of dropping of calls in spite of being connected through MTNL.
|28.11.2014|| NEWS FROM MEDIA
“We have got approval for Rs 3,769 crore collectively this year, and are raising it in two tranches as we did not collect the full amount in the first issue,” a senior company official told ET, confirming the second tranche of fund raising. A news from Economic Times.
ED Delhi office issued a list of 161 eligible executives for regular promotion from E-2 to E-3 (technical) . All the Area Secy. are requested to ensure that completed CRs and required certificate of their area’s executives may be sent to ED office at earliest.
One Day Dharna was held at CGO Complex on 26.11.2014 for forcing administration of MTNL for earliest solution to our long pending HR problems. The members from all corners of Delhi participated in this Dharna. The Dharna was organized out side of CGO complex corporate office since 10.00 hr to 17.00 hrs.
During lunch our demonstration was held and prominent leaders of TEAM Delhi Sh. K.R.Yadav ,Sh. Ram Gopal , CHQ leaders Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj , Sh. A.K.Kaushik and United forum leaders Sh. Mange Ram & Sh. M.K.Bagchi addressed the gathering.
GS described the compelled circumstances under which association was left with no alternative to go on the path of agitation. He charged MTNL management with sleeping and indecisive attitude on all most all HR issues as well as on maintenance of services. MTNL Management was warned by him by his threatening remark that even after this agitation they don’t resolve our issues then Association will launch a series of agitation .
President of United Forum Sh. Mange Ram and convener of United forum Sh. M.K.Bagchi ji also advised administration for taking serious note of all these pending HR issues. It was conveyed by them to MTNL top management that even if they are failed to resolve these pending HR issues and to run the services in a nice manner then United forum will launch a programme with combined support of employees & executives.
It is requested to one and all that please reach CGO complex on 26.11.2014 at 10.00 am for one day long ‘Dharna’ in support of our long pending HR issues at Corporate Office. Lunch hour demonstration will be held from 01.30 pm on wards.
Please reach in full strength to make this programme a grand success.
United Forum of MTNL Unions and Associations wrote a letter to Member (Fin) DOT for various pending issues of retired employees and Pro rata Pensioners for fresh option.
Our E-5 case have come for final argument on 21.11.2014 but the arguments have been remained inconclusive and same was posted for further arguments on 24.11.2014. On 24.11.2014 the arguments have completed. Our lawyer has argued our case very effectively. The case is reserved for order/judgement by the Hon’ble judge of principal CAT New Delhi.
GS wrote a letter to CMD about discripancies in RR of Senior Managment Trainee in MTNL under Advertisement No. MTNL/SMT/2011 (Annexure-A) .
Corporate Office issued regular promotion orders for 217 passed candidates of LICE for E2 to E3 (Asstt. Manager to Deputy Manager ) Technical. Some of Delhi’s Executives and Mumbai’s Executives have been allotted Mumbai and Delhi respectively as their place of posting .
Corporate office issued a letter to GM(Admin) Delhi and Mumbai for asking details of Deupty Manager (Telecom)working on regular basis urgently. CS Delhi and Mumbai are requested to expedite the case at their end for earliest disposal of quarry.
Com. GS alongwith Com. Rajeeb Kumar, AGS met with Sh. M. K. Saxena, Jt.GM(Personal) and Sh. F. R. Tirkey, DGM(HR) on 18-11-2014 to discuss the progress in various long pending issues which were raised in meeting held earlier. The issues discussed were:
It is notified that CEC Meeting of TEAM, Delhi will be held on 22.11.2014 at 14.00 hrs. in room no. 756 of Kidwai Bhawan, New Delhi. All CEC members, Circle Office Bearers , CHQ Office Bearers present in Delhi are requested to attend the meeting positively well within the time. The meeting is for discussion of the following agenda:
1) Day long Dharna on 26-11-2014 at Corporate Office as per notice given by CHQ.
2) Issues pending at Circle and CHQ.
3) Any other point.
***It is requested that up to date pending subscription may kindly be deposited to FS (TEAM) at earliest.
|19.11.2014|| Com. GS alongwith Com. Rajeeb Kumar, AGS , Com. P. C. Saraswat, Advisor CHQ and Com. Maninder Sareen, Area Secy.BB Delhi met GM(HR) on 15-11-2014 to discuss the progress in various long pending issues which were raised in meeting held earlier. The issues discussed were:
MTNL raises Rs 1.5k crore through 10-year Bonds :MTNLon Monday raised Rs 1,500 crore by selling 10-year bonds at 8.41 per cent annualised rate. Although the issue was oversubscribed by 1.5 times of its core issue size, it fell short of attaining the target set up by the company. “Our issuance will remain open for subscriptions on Tuesday as well. We are hopeful to mop up about Rs 3,700 crore, including the oversubscription option,” a senior official from MTNL told ETon condition of anonymity. A news from Economic Times.
GS wrote a letter to CMD (MTNL) regarding non issuance of gradation list of JAOs recruited against Departmental quota. The said list has been over delayed due to neglecting attitude of administration. GS informed CMD that if the administration fails to resolve this issue then on 26.11.2014 a day long Dharna will be observed by our association.
Debt management: DoT may offer Rs 11,000 crore loan to address BSNL’s concerns:The telecom department is considering offering a soft loan of as much as Rs 11,000 crore to a potential combination of loss-making state-run telecom operators Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam (MTNL) to address BSNL’s concerns about taking on MTNL’s mammoth debt on its books.A news from Economic Times.
|11.11.2014||The case filed by us regarding the promotion for E-2 to E-3 (i.e. JTOs to SDEs) wherein we have asked to fill up all the posts of SDEs on Seniority cum fitness basis , have come for hearing in Principal CAT New Delhi on 11.11.2014. our counsellor have strongly opposed the vacation of stay ex-party basis on 31.10.2014 and argued that the MTNL (respondent in the case) has mislead the Hon’ble CAT. The Hon’ble CAT has asked to filed the reply of the M.A & OA and next date of hearing of case will be on 24.12.2014.|
Corporate office issued a letter to GM(Admin) Delhi and Mumbai for asking details of AO working on regular basis urgently. CS Delhi and Mumbai are requested to expedite the case at their end for earliest disposal of quarry.
|07.11.2014|| News from Media
1) Government to further deliberate on tax demand against MTNL: Government has decided to further deliberate on the issue of tax demand against loss-making MTNL, which had arisen due to a decision to provide pension support and refund of broadband spectrum payments to the state-run telecom firm. MTNL has already made this payment of Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT), amounting to Rs 492 crore, and had sought relief from the government, which holds 56.25 per cent stake in this publicly listed firm. A news from Economic Times.
2) BSNL, MTNL manage to become irrelevant: Competition is never kind to incumbents. The entry of new entities, hungry for growth, changes the rules of the game. By the time the older ones ready themselves for the new game, the goalpost has moved.
This is what happened to state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam (MTNL) in early 2000, when mobile telephony began to boom in the country. They failed to capitalise on this generational shift and now run the risk of becoming irrelevant to consumers. Predictably, both are struggling with mounting losses. A news from Business Standard.
TEAM vigorously pursued for revision of left out cases of revision of seniority (1966 case) and today on 03-11-2014 Corporate office issued the list of the left out caess.
|04-11-2014||ThePPOs. of the employees, who have retired in April-2014, will be delivered in next week. Those who have retired in July, August & September 2014, their pension , Gratuity, Commutation and arrears will be paid in next week.|
Dear Comrades, TEAM CHQ is contesting legal case against Management in the Court of Law to Scrap the LICE provision in Recruitment Rule at E-3 which was conducted in the year 2012 after a long gap of 10 years avoiding the Promotion to Huge number of Executives eligible under SCF(seniority cum fitness) though huge number of posts are available. Our case no. is OA 4364/2012 in Principal Bench of CAT Delhi.
The matter was to be heard on 31-10-2014 in Court no. 2 at Serial No. 20. But couldn’t be heard and next date of hearing fixed 11-nov-2014. Simultaneously in this case Few candidates tried to implead as third party against MA 3320/2014. This petition was filed to get the stay vacated which the Hon’ble Court had ordered in our case. But it is very unfortunate that their MA got disposed off. Cause list of CAT for 31-10-2014 attached where it can be noticed.
Comrades, now these executives are spreading RUMOURS that Hon’ble Court has vacated stay which is not at all true. We advise our members not to Get Carried Away.
|01-11-2014|| Com. V. P. Bhardwaj, JGS along with Com. Rajeeb Kumar, AGS met DGM(Pers) on 31-10-2014 to discuss the progress in various long pending issues which were raised in meeting held earlier. The issues discussed were:
Soon after the meeting letter regarding DPC of CAO issued from HR unit. Letter regarding DPC of SDE will be released afterward.
|30.10.2014|| Com. GS alongwith Com. Rajeeb Kumar, AGS met GM(HR) on 28-10-2014 to discuss the progress in various long pending issues which were raised in meeting held earlier. The issues discussed were:
Pension Cell issued letter requesting Pensioners/Family Pensioners to submit 1) Original PPO (Official Copy), 2) Joint Photographs – 4 Numbers, 3) ECS Mandate Form, 4) Cancelled Cheque and 5) Declaration for over payment along with Life Certificate. Further Contact Mobile Number and Email ID also be submitted for updating record at MTNL Pension Cell. While submitting the ECS mandate form it may be ensured that Pensioners are holding Bank account only in DoT approved banks.
|27.10.2014||It is reliably learnt that DOT has given sovereign guarantee to MTNL for issuing BONDs for an amount of Rs. 3768.97 crores.|
|27.10.2014||The provisional pension of employees who retired between April-2014- July-2014 and submitted the desired papers in the pension cell , have been paid by DOT. Left out cases shall be completed very soon.|
|22.10.2014||May God bless all of you and your family with lot of joy, happiness and healthy life. A very Happy Deepawali|
Office of ED Delhi issued a list of 67 Telecom executives , whose APAR folders are either incomplete or full folders are not avalibale.The name of these executives are likely to be cosidered for financial upgrdation from E5 to E6. It is requested that all AREA Seceratries may anlaysis the list and the cases of their concerned area’s executives may be expedited so that the process of DPC for financial upgradation may be completed.It is further advised that in case of any difficulty they may approach Sh. Ram Gopal Circle Secy.
Office of ED Delhi issued a list of 2 Finance Executives for Financial upgradation from E-2 to E3 under Time Bond Executives Promotion policy of MTNL.
Corporate Office wrote a letter to Associations for seeking thier consent over proposed contribution of executives in form of one day salary for help of Jammu & Kashmir flood victims.
|16.10.2014||The combined pension optees who have retired up to July-2014 , completed their documents and submitted the same to the pension cell of MTNL, their pension arrears and pensionary benefits viz: gratuity and commutation will be paid before Deepawali. The cases for issuing PPOs by DOT i.e. CCA New Delhi has also been sent to Principal CCA New Delhi. These cases belong to all those who have retired between April-2014 and July-2014.|
CS Sh. Ram Gopal wrote a letter to ED Delhi wherein he conveyed worry and anger of working executives/employees regarding un-hygienic condition of various buildings of MTNL , Delhi in general and specifically of Kidwai Bhawan.
The rate of IDA has been increased to 98.1% for Board level and below Board level posts including non-unionised supervisors in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) with effect from 01.10.2014.
GS wrote a letter to CMD (MTNL) regarding risk of Human life and office equipment at FMS Kidwai Bhawan. GS requested immediate intervention of his good self for earliest solution of this problem.
Sh. Ram Gopal along with Sh. K.R.Yadav met with ED Delhi on 08.10.2014 to discuss the critical civil condition of FMS wing (8rth floor Kidwai Bhawan) . It was brought to his notice that day by day the plaster of roof of FMS wing is falling from here and there. Human lives are under danger in the present circumstances. The fear of physical damage /casualties is always in the mind of working human beings.We explained him about the incident happened today in the room of DGM(Finance) FMS where a huge area of the ceiling felled during night hours. It is even beyond imagination about injury/causality ; if the same incident would have happen during office hours.
We explained each and every aspect of this type of negligence in the maintenance of building. We further expressed our sincere concern over the issue and it was clearly communicated that under such dangerous condition our executives cannot work any more. It was advised to him that some alternative sitting arrangement for FMS wing may be made available immediately.
ED Delhi agreed to our view point and after discussing with GM(SS),GM(IT),GM(PLG),CGM(O) and Chief Enggr.(civil) ordered for immediate alternative arrangement for FMS wing. As a result room number 751 of Kidwai Bhawan was allotted for FMS wing within 1 hour. We express our sincere thanks to ED Delhi for immediate action.
|07.10.2014|| Sh. Ram Gopal CS along with Sh. K.R.Yadav CP, Sh. S.P.S.Yadav AGS, Sh. Ajay Kumar FS, Sh. Anoop Srivastva AS (TY) and Sh. P.L.Rajpoot Area President (HQ) held meeting CGM(O) on 07-10-2014 to discuss the following points.
CGM(O) agreed to our view point about over delay in restoration of services and loss of revenue to MTNL. But he assured us that efforts are being made for urgent alternative arrangement for restoration of services by installing a RSU in that area.
CGM(O) explained the various steps of the procedure of this particular case and assured us that the kits will be available till 20th October -2014.
CGM(O) appreciated our positive approach and assured us to have discussion with ED in this regard so that the necessary instruction could be released.
CGM(O) welcomed our idea and assured us that he will discuss this problem with GM(Admn.) for resolving this problem.
CGM(O) told that he is not aware of such decision about imprest of TSF kits however he is in favour of such practice. He assured to look into matter.
CGM(O) expressed his deep concerned over this problem and told us that even now file is running here and there for procedural approval of financial expenditure.
CGM(O) told us that he is aware of this problem and further assured us to take necessary steps with help of area GM and Police authorities.
CGM(O) told us that he is aware of this problem and recently he has visited the Kidwai Bhawan . He assured us to take necessary steps with due consultation with GM(SS) .
|02.10.2014|| CS Sh. Ram Gopal along with Sh. K.R.Yadav CP , Sh. Rajeeb Kumar AGS , Sh. Anil Sharma ACS and Sh. Arun Meena AS ( EB) met with CGM(D) on 30-09-2014 to discuss the following points.
CGM(D) told that I have received representation from executives and I will decide each case on merit basis.
CGM (D) assured to have interaction with GM(OP) at earliest and will review the same accordingly.
CGM(D) assured to look in to matter . He told that he will discuss each points with GM (T) and the shortage if any will be fulfilled.
The combined pension optees of MTNL those who have retired April-2014 onwards. The status of their pension , pension arrears, gratuity & commutation payment is as under.April-2014: 39 cases pension arrears, gratuity & commutation payment released. released. Provisional pension up to September-2014.
April-2014 -4 cases, May-2014 -36 cases out of 41 & June-2014 59 cases out of 70: have been sent for payment of pension arrears, gratuity & commutation to CCA Prasad Nagar for payment.
We are trying our level best that the payment of 99 cases (up to June-2014) can be released on 01.10.2014.
|30.09.2014||It is expected that IDA rate may be increased by 6.9 % with effect from Oct-2014 for all CPSU.|
‘Will revive BSNL, MTNL as I did Coal India': Ravi Shankar PrasadLoss-making state-owned telecom service providers, Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) and MTNL will not be privatised; instead they will be turned around, telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said.For the private sector players, the minister’s message is that he’s willing to take a re-look at the merger and acquisition guidelines finalised by the UPA government, if they feel that it is not workable. Also that sufficient spectrum to operators and its optimum utilisation by them will be ensured by him. A News from Financial Express.
|27.9.2014||List of Executives at Mumbai whose Special Reports are called for SMT regular promotion is available here. All executives are requested to expedite special report at the earliest. Click here for List of Executives.|
|27.09.2014||All Those retired after 1.4.2014 are requested to submit ECS Mandate form duly filled in and countersigned by Bank (Copy enclosed) and a Cancelled Cheque are to be submitted to their respective DM(Cash/Works) as the same are to be forwarded to SM(Pension), 4th Floor, Curry Road Telephone Exchange for submission to Dy.CCA, Maharashtra Circle. All those retired earlier also requested to submit the same if not submitted earlier. Click here for the circular in this regard.|
|25.09.2014||TEAM WELCOMES THE PROPOSED MERGER OF BSNL AND MTNL.
WE HAVE SENT OUR COMMENTS AS ASKED BY MANAGMENT ON THIS IMPORTANT ISSUE ON 22.09.2014.
|26.09.2014||Our case in Hon’ble CAT to set aside ‘Sr. Management Recruitment Rule-2008’came up for hearing on 25th September 2014. The advocate from MTNL did not turn up. Hon’ble court fixed up fixed 21st November 2014 as next date of hearing
|25.09.2014||Congratulations !!! Continuous efforts made by our association at various levels brought fruitful results. Provisional pension , arrears and commutation for 1st 15 pensioners retired on 30 April 2014 are sanctioned and sent for disbursement today by CCA. Remaining cases of April 2014 will be processed by tomorrow.|
|25.09.2014||All those who retired in April-2014 and completed their formalities , for Provisional Pension, Their pension along with Arears, Gratuity and Commutation will reach in your bank account by 27-09-2014|
The statement carrying the approval of the competent authority of MTNL in respect of April’ 2014 retirees have been sent to Principal CCA on 23/09/2014 evening for payment of pension etc. The approval in respect of the remaining April’2014 retirees are likely to be sent by25/09/2014.
|24.09.2014||Com. Ramnik Sharma, Vice-President CHQ, Com. P.K. Vats, CWC, Com. Rajeeb Kumar, AGS, Com. A.K.S. Chauhan, Area Secy. North & Auditor CHQ , Com. Gaj Raj Singh, ACS met GM(NORTH) to discuss the progress in pending issues which were raised in meeting held earlier. The issues discussed were:
|22.09.2014||GS along with Jt.GS Sh. V.P. Bhardwaj , AGS Sh. Rajeeb Kumar , Circle President Sh. K.R.Yadav and circle Secretary Sh. RamGopal met with CMD today to discuss the issue of Gradation list of JAO and their long pending promotion to the account officer, review of DPC progress i.e. DGM(Telecom & Finance) , DE/EE/CAOs and also to filled up all the vacant posts in all disciplines at various level. CMD , assured us to review all these cases with positive approach and to resolve the same at earliest. CMD has asked us to meet him in the next week on these issues. We have also taken up the case of Mrs. Sadhna Saxena and Mrs. Kanwaljeet for revising their promotion orders from JAO to AO. He told us to expedite the process of these cases and assured us that he will have positive attitude on these cases. We have also requested him to expedite the relieving all those JAOs whose orders have already issued by corporate office from Mumbai to Delhi and within Delhi itself. CMD responded favourably and assured us to expedite the same.|
GS wrote a letter to GM(HR) regarding comments asked by Corporate Office on the issue of proposed merger of MTNL and BSNL .
GS met Shri Sultan Ahmad, GM (finance) to know about the status of pension issue of retirees of MTNL, who opted for combined pension. He informed us that pension and FMS sections are working day and night to complete the work. GM (finance) assured us that retirees from April 2014 onwards can very well expect their government. PPOs from CCA by the end of October 2014. The MTNL retirees now should not worry for their pensionary benefits because present GM (finance) is dynamic and man of positive approach.
Our association welcomes Shri Sultan Ahmad on assuming the charge of GM (finance), MTNL, DELHI. We extend our support to him.
MTNL not to infuse any fresh equity into Nepalese venture :State-run telecom firm MTNL has decided not to infuse any fresh equity into its Nepal’s joint venture United Telecom Ltd (UTL) as it was not commercially viable.
MTNL has also proposed to sell its stake in the venture, which is being examined by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT). But, another proposal of bringing a rights issue was floated by the shareholders of UTL to fund the venture but MTNL decided not to invest further, according to a note by DoT.
A news from Business Standard.
|19.09.2014|| A meeting was organised by Corporate office of MTNL to discuss the issue of Proposed Merger of BSNL & MTNL on 19.09.2014 at 13 hrs. at Corporate office. The meeting was presided by GM(HR) and attended by Jt. GM(HR) from Management side . From Association GS Sh. A.K.Kaushik along with Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj JGS , Sh. Rajeeb Kumar AGS , Sh. P.C.Sarswat CHQ Advisor and Sh. K.R.Yadav Circle president Delhi attended the meeting.The following points were discussed and further we have been asked to submit comments :
We have assured that our view points shall be communicated to the management at the earliest.
|19.09.2014||The MTNL combined pension optees, those who have retired April-2014 onwards and submitted their undertakings & Form V in the Pension Cell of MTNL Mumbai and Delhi , their pension and arrears will be paid by 30.09.2014 by CCA DOT. Those who have not yet submitted their form V and undertakings are requested to submit the same immediately so that their pension can also be released without any further delay.|
MTNL network expansion plans hit a hurdle:Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd’s plans to upgrade its 2G and 3G networks in Delhi and Mumbai have hit a wall as the telecom department (DoT) is yet to clear its Rs 1,000-crore GSM network expansion budget, a scenario that could trigger time and cost-overruns.State-run MTNL has been unable to place advance purchase orders with Finland’s Nokia Networks, which had emerged the lowest bidder for supplying 2G and 3G equipment in both cities back in January. A news from economic Times.
Government considers closing some loss-making state firms like BSNL, MTNL, Air India:Government officials will meet on Tuesday to discuss proposals to shut down some loss-making state-owned companies, risking a conflict with powerful trade unions.After two decades of halting privatisations, the central government still owns about 260 firms and thousands more at the state level, involved in activities ranging from generating nuclear power to making condoms.
A NEWS FROM ECONOMIC TIMES.
|15.09.2014|| GS met Director (HR) & GM( HR) to discuss the various HR issues. We have requested to expedite the DPC work for promotion from SDE /AO to DE/CAO. Director HR has assured that as soon as the screening reports will be received from Delhi and Mumbai units the promotion orders will issued without any delay. He has also requested to expedite the screening work at Delhi and Mumbai. We have also requested the Dir.(HR) to review the vacant post position of Des and CAOs. Dir.(HR) has responded positively. The issue of JAO gradation list & the case of stenographers were also discussed along with other issues. Dir.(HR) has told GM(HR) to sort the issues promptly. GM(HR) assured us to expedite the pending issues and to sort out the same. Dir.(HR) has asked us to give our comment on merger of BSNL and MTNL. Letter of Corporate office is enclosed herewith.
***Both circle Secy. Of Mumbai and Delhi are requested to kindly ensure the screening of CR work should be completed immediately so that the screening report reach the Corporate office at the earliest. Try to get it done by the end of September-2014.
Media News as seen…
1) BSNL-MTNL Merger: Department of Telecom weighing options : The telecom department (DoT) is considering either de-listing Mahanagar Telephone Nigam (MTNL) and then merging it into Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL), or listing the latter and finalising a merger swap ratio based on the valuation of the two state-run telecom companies, with the first being the more likely option, top government officials told ET.
Indications are that consultant KPMG may be involved in preparing the merger roadmap and also doing an independent thirdparty assessment of “employee mood in both MTNL and BSNL”, especially since the merger proposal has been in limbo for three years amid resistance from unions, one of the persons quoted above said. KPMG did not reply to ET’s queries on the issue. ET had recently reported on DoT’s presentation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi where the department had said it hoped to secure Cab ..
A news from Economic Times of 15 thSep-2014.
2)Narendra Modi rolls back UPA’s BSNL-MTNL merger:Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided not to merge state-owned telecom companies MTNL and BSNL, a move that could well be termed as the first by the present NDA government to overturn a major decision of the previous UPA government.
A news from Asian Age of 13th Sep-2014
FOR KIND ATTENTION TO RETIREES (RETIRED APRIL -2014 ONWARDS)
All the retirees (those who have retired April-2014 onwards) are requested to kindly visit the Pension Section , Eastern Court New Delhi. Kindly meet Sh. Dinesh Kumar JAO(Combined Pension) to fill up & sign the following forms:
1) Undertaking Form.
2) Form-V for commutation of pension.
These forms will be available with JAO (Combined pension) in Pension branch at Eastern Court New Delhi .
Please fill up and sign these forms immediately so that the provisional payment of pension , fratuity & commutation can be done without any further delay. Please do it immediately because Govt. has issued the orders for payment of provisional pension, Gratuity and commutation.
|11.09.2014||It is reliably learnt that there are positive moves for issue of CGHS facility extension to MTNL employees(retired and Pro –rata optees) as settled for BSNL. There were some quarries about strength of beneficiary employees from Health Ministry. Which came to DOT and DOT has asked same clarifications from MTNL|
|09.09.2014||ED Delhi issued a list of 210 eligible Telecom Executives for calling of CRs for regular promotion for the post of DE/Sr. Manager .Please click here for the copy of list.
|09.09.2014||CS Sh. RamGopal wrote a letter to ED Delhi ; wherein he described the difficulties faced by executives for completing APAR ONLINE. He requested that as two DPCs are to be completed in short time therefore for this time both ONLINE and OFFLINE APAR should be allowed for the purpose.
Please click here for copy of the letter
|09.09.2014||MTNL keen to sell 50 per cent in Millennium Telecom to BSNL: Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd. has informed the telecom department it is keen to sell a 50 per cent stake in wholly-owned unit Millennium Telecom (MTL) to Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. to create an equally owned joint venture for delivering citizens’ services as part of the Narendra Modi government’s Digital India initiative. A News from Economic Times.|
DOT issued an order for Disbursement of pensionary benefits to all combined service optee absorbed employees of MTNL who retired wef April-2014 onwards-regarding disbursement of provisional Pension/Gratuity.
NEWS FROM MEDIA
1) BSNL, MTNL merger likely by July next yearAt present, BSNL offers services in whole country, except Delhi and Mumbai: The much-awaited merger of telecom PSUs, BSNL and MTNL, is likely to take place by July next year as the two companies look at synergising operations by offering services as a single entity.
2) Govt sets up body for viability check to revive sick PSUs : After Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced the closure of four PSUs which could not be revived the government has mandated a new committee under NTPC Chairman Arup Roy Choudhary to conduct a viability study to revive sick PSUs. he government has set up a committee to be headed by the NTPC chairman Arup Roy Choudhary to assess the viability of either reviving or selling of sick public sector undertakings. The government wants to weed out companies that are not financially viable. Anews from Money Control.
3. Should be able to convince unions for MTNL merger: BSNL Anupam Shrivastava, director – Consumer Mobility, BSNL says a few issues need to be ironed out in order to go ahead with the proposed merger. Anews from Money Control.
GS writes to:
1) CMD MTNL Regarding Restructuring and Promotion Policy-Injustice to Stenographers.
3)Dir.(HR) Regarding Pending HR Issues –Restructuring of the cadre of Stenographers. Click here for the letter.
CS Sh. Ram Gopal along with Circle Prseident Sh. K.R. Ydav, JGS Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj, AGS Sh. S.P.S.Yadav, AGS Sh. Rajeeb Kumar , AGS Sh. Mahesh Kukreti and VP CHQ Sh. Ramneek Sharma met with GM(Admin) on 04-09-2014 at 3 Pm in her office to discuss the following points.
1) Delay in Officiating Promotion orders : We raised this issue of delay in issuing orders of Officiating promotions in various cadres.
She explained that administration is doing work for LA promotion for Technical Cadres promptly.Both CGMs are preparing the requirements as per need and a consolidated list will be prepared. Accordingly administration will issue LA list for eligible candidates.
For Finance Cadres She explained that GM(Fin) is not available . With due consultations from GM(Fin.) Administration will gather the requirement position and accordingly the LA promotion orders will be issued.
For Promotion of SDE(civil) to XEN (Civil) : A long deliberation took place over the reduction of posts of XEN from 11 to 08. Finally she agreed to get approval for total 11 posts.
2) Request transfers of SDEs. We raised the issue of remaining case of request transfers of SDEs.
GM(Admin) told that remaining cases of reuest transfers will be done in the ensuing list of LA promotion of SDEs.
3) Filling of CR Online and non completion of CRs: We explained that some difficulties have been observed for writing CRs On line.
GM(Admin) told that this system has been incorporated by orders of Corporate office therefore we can not overrule the orders. But if any difficulties are being observed then these must come in black and white so that Adminstration may consider it favorably. For unfilled CRs she asked for compiled list for pursuing the individual cases with the concerned officers.
4) Work related to regular DPC of DE/Sr. Manager (Tech) :
GM(Admin) briefed us all the procedure and assured us to issue a list of eligible candidates within short time so that mater may be expedite at individual as well as admin. Level.
|03.09.2014||A meeting of direct recruited JTOs/AM(Tech)/JAos/AM(Fin)/AM (marketing)/AM(HR) /AM(Legal) has been organised by TEAM at Prabha Devi Telephone Exchange, Mumbai on 04-09-2014 at 4 PM. The meeting will be addressed by GS TEAM and Circle Secy. / Circle President and other leaders of TEAM Mumbai. Please come forward one and all to attend the meeting . Put up your views/ suggestions on carrier progress and on any other matter pertaining to cadre so that a concrete proposal may come out after discussing with senior leaders.|
|03.09.2014||MEDIA REPORT BSNL and MTNL to be merged by July 2015: The telecom department (DoT) has for the first time set a cutoff date—July 31, 2015—for concluding the much discussed merger of struggling state-run telecom companies, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd. In a presentation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seen by ET, DoT said it expects to “secure Cabinet approval for the proposed BSNL-MTNL merger by June 30 next year” A news from Economic Times. Please click here for link to news.|
|02.09.2014||Digital India project could be a lifeline for MTNL, BSNL :The Digital India project, which aims at delivering the gamut of government services through cell phone applications, could provide a lifeline to struggling state-run telecom companies Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) by way of a near Rs 92,000 crore annual revenue opportunity by 2020. MTNL has proposed the formation of a separate 50:50 joint venture with BSNL for jointly delivering citizen services across India at a flat rate of Rs 25 per transac .. A news from Economic Times. Please click here for link to news.|
|31.08.2014||Corporate office wrote a letter to Mumbai and Delhi units for sending ACR/APAR Screening Report for last five years (including year 2013-14) and Disc. Report/Vigilance report for approximate 425 eligible Telecom executives who fall under zone of consideration for approximate 200 vacancies of DE/Sr. Manager.Please click here to see the copy of letter.|
|30.08.2014||GS sent a message to Dir.(HR); wherein he conveyed general dis-satisfaction and frustation of executives over non completing the procedure of DPC for regular promotion in DE/CAO/EE(Civil& Electrical) . He further conveyed Dir.(HR ) that this matter is already been over delayed by Delhi and Mumbai units by not completing the CR screening work and any further delay in this work may cause industrial unrest in MTNL. He requested DIR.(HR) to issue instructions to Delhi and Mumbai unit for immediate completion of this work failing which Association will be forced to start Trade Union Action.|
|29.08.2014||It is learnt that the payment of pension for the month of August-2014 to the retired employees of MTNL (retired before March-2014) will be paid to them on 1st September 2014. The funds for this purpose has been released.|
|29.08.2014||CMD MTNL was present in Mumbai on 28.08.2014 , we had a meeting with him:Com. A.K. Kaushik, GS, Com. N.L. Thangaraj, CHQ President, Com. J.S. Yadav, CS Mumbai, Com.R.R.Mishra, Jt.GS., Com. R.S.Nair, AGS, Com. K.R. More, HQ Vice President and Com. Jagtap, ACS met Shri. P.K.Purwar, CMD, MTNL on his visit to Mumbai on 28-08-2014.Despite short of time, the following issues were discussed:(1) Undue delay in conduction regular DPCs:We expressed our strong displeasure on undue delay in holding DPC for regular promotion in all levels and all wings, in spite of clear roadmap set in Calendar of DPCs. CMD agreed with our views and assured that all the DPCs will be expedited.(2) Stenographers’ Promotion Avenues and Executive status on reaching E-2 scale:The long pending issue of non-implementation of proper promotion after the re-structuring and refusal of recognizing the E-2 in Stenographers as Executives were discussed. CMD mentioned that he is aware of the issue and promised that he will discuss this issue with us thoroughly on his return to Delhi. (3) JAOs Gradation List:Non publication of Gradation List in JAOs grade after 31-12-2005 has resulted in non-holding regular DPC for AOs, which was called for in 2011. CMD informed us that orders will be issued shortly. (4) Departmental Exam & Recruitment in E-2 level & TTA: CMD mentioned that recruitment process will be initiated soon. (5) Shortage of Materials: CMD informed that the position will improve in the coming months. (6) Non payment of retirement dues to retirees from April onwards: CMD apprised us of the efforts he had taken. He is hopeful that after recent meetings with DOT and Pr.CCA, Mumbai, the issue will be resolved and orders will be issued by DOT very shortly. (7) Heavy shortage in Accounts & Finance wing in Mumbai: When we raised the issue, CMD wanted us to suggest ways. We intimated him that the JAO cadre can be made ”Circle Cadre” and efforts for examination and recruitment may be made on quick footing.|
|28.08.2014||After vigorous pursuance of the matter at different level about non payment of pension to the retired employees of MTNL , who retired after April-2014; DOT finally agreed to reimburse the 85 % of the pension payment made by MTNL . The order in this context are to be issued very soon. We are hopeful that from next month onwards the retired employees who retired after April-2014 will get timely payment of their pension and pension benefits.|
|28.08.2014||A presentation was made by M/S United India Insurance Company at corporate office on 27.08.2014 . TPA , GM(HR), GM(Admin) Delhi Unit and representatives from unions/associations were present in the meeting. Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj Jt. JGS , Sh. K.R.Yadav CP Delhi and Sh. Ram Gopal CS Delhi attended the meeting. We raised the issue of The Hospitals which are having higher room rents have been authorized and therefore employees have to opt unnecessarily for higher room accommodations and hence force to exhaust the limit. Insurance Company assured to look into the matter.We further raised issue of various tests performed by Hospitals which are not being validated by TPA, Rate limit of various diseases prescribed by company are not in tune with the rate of Hospitals etc. Insurance company expressed that the current policy is already running and nearly six months have been passed and hence no change can be made in between. However next time before execution of policy we may review all the amendments required.We told to GM(HR) that this type of meeting for suggestions etc must be called before execution of policy. GM(HR) agreed to our suggestion and he further announced that this type of interaction will be held quarterly so that any shortcoming could be brought to notice of all and timely solution of problems if any may be sorted out.|
|27.08.2014||A meeting with the representatives of M/S United India Insurance Company has been organized by Corporate office on 27-08-2014 at CGO building. The meeting will be attended by GM(HR) and GM(Admin) Delhi unit and various representatives of the associations/unions. Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj Jt.JGS along with Sh. RamGopal CS Delhi will attend the same from our association. All the shortcomings noticed by our association shall be raised by our representatives.|
|26.08.2014||Our case in Hon’ble CAT to set aside ‘Sr. Management Recruitment Rule-2008’came up for hearing on 26th August 2014. The advocate from MTNL asked for passed over in 1st half of court telling that she is busy in High Court for some other case. Later when matter came up for hearing Hon’ble court was busy with some other case and hence fixed 26th September 2014 as next date for argument.|
|26.08.2014||Meeting with GM (HR) on 25.08.2014 :- Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj, Jt GS along with Sh. Rajeeb Kumar, AGS and Sh. Maninder Sareen Area Secy (BB) met GM(HR) to discuss the following points:- 1)Delay in holding of regular DPCs at E-5 level (Sr Manager) :- Jt GS pointed out that we are informed by HR unit long back that process of holding DPCs at E-5 level is on but till date no letter has been issued by HR section for calling of CRs . It is also learnt that some additional information regarding executives working on LA basis have been called for from Delhi and Mumbai Unit which is further delaying the process. GM (HR) informed that case has been sent to Director HR for seeking approval for holding DPC for Sr Manager (Telecom) and after obtaining approval letter will be issued for calling CRs. He also informed that case for holding DPC for Sr. Manager (Finance) will be processed later on.2. Finalization of Seniority list of JAOs :- Jt. GS express his resentment over this issue that despite our continuous pursuance the issue is still unresolved. Eligible executives are not getting their due promotion as Dy Manager(F) on regular basis although vacancies are there but gradation list is not finalized since 2005 onwards. Jt GS also proposed that regular DPC may be conducted as sufficient number of vacancies are available to cover the whole batch pending gradation list to avoid frustration amongst the eligible executives. GM(HR) informed that committee constituted for this purpose has already submitted its report but no final decision has been taken by the competent authority. We are also examining the other possibilities so that regular DPC can be conducted in the absence of gradation list.3. Holding of agenda meeting:- Jt GS asked about date of agenda meeting to be held as detailed agenda has already been sent for pending HR issues .GM (HR) informed that we have sought item wise brief from the concerned section and on receipt of the reply date of meeting will be conveyed to the association.|
|22.08.2014||A Meeting with GM(TY) on 21-08-2014: Representatives of TEAM (TY Area) under leadership of Sh.Ram Gopal met with GM(TY) to discuss the latest developments of TY area. Sh. Anoop Srivastva AS , Sh. Rajeeb Kumar AGS, Sh, S.P.S.Yadav AGS along with other area representatives attended the meeting. The following points were discussed : 1) GM(TY) expressed his anger and dissatisfaction over the irresponsible and illogical behaviour exhibited by a section of officers during last days. We shared our worries too with deteriorating behaviour of executives and negligence attitude towards work by that section of executives. We further requested GM(TY) that such type of executives must be punished so that no one should dare to damage the reputation of MTNL. 2) We raised the issue of transfers and posting of executives : We conveyed to him that transfer and posting of executives done in the interest of services should not be changed under influence of any individual or group of individuals. GM(TY) agreed to our view point and assured us that whatever decision he has taken in the interest of services will not be withdrawn at any cost. 3) Thereafter the point of shortage of stored items was raised: GM (TY) assured us that the various tenders have been finalized and shortage of materials will be no more. We suggested many ideas for betterment of services. GM(TY) welcomed our ideas and assured us for implementing these.|
|19.08.2014||Meeting with CMD on 19.08.2014 :- GS along with Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj, Jt.GS, Sh.Rajeeb Kumar AGS, Sh. S.P.S.Yadav,AGS, Sh. P.C.Sarswat, Sh.K.R.Yadav, Circle President , Sh. Ram Gopal, Circle Secy and Sh O.P.Guptamet Sh. P.K.Purwar, CMD on 19.08.2014 to discuss the following long pending HR issues: 1. Abnormal delay in holding of regular DPCs :- GS express his serious concern over the abnormal delay in holding of regular DPCs for most of the post in various cadres as per the scheduled notified by HR unit of Corporate Office on flimsy grounds. GS informed that our members are retiring every month without getting their due regular promotions It seems that HR section is intentionally delaying the DPCs process by one reason or the other despite the fact that we have already pursued this matter with GM/Director HR many times . GS requested CMD to kind intervene in this matter personally. CMD told that regular Director (HR) is there to looked into this matter . However, I will discuss with HR unit to get the issue resolved. 2. Delay in finalization of JAOs gradation list:- GS pointed out that despite our continuous efforts since long back the issue of finalization of JAOs gradation list is still unresolved. C Rs were called for in July 2011 for regular promotion as AOs of these executives but due to non finalization of gradation list their promotion case is still pending. Even the committee constituted for the purpose has already submitted its report but no decision has been taken by HR unit to resolve the issue. This matter has already taken up your good self on many occasion but still unresolved. CMD accepted that there is abnormal delayed in this matter and informed that I have already called GM(HR) to know the status of the case but could not discussed due to some urgent meetings. He assured to discuss this issue with GM(HR) tomorrow dated 20.08.2014 to resolve this issue on priority. 3.Finalization of RRS for promotion of executives working in HR, Marketing, Legal etc. :- GS informed that executives working in HR, Marketing Legal section are not being promoted as Dy Manager on regular basis due to non availability of RRs for these streams which is blocking their career prospects and thats why many of the executives have already left the the MTNL and some are in queue to quit.. GS requested to take immediate action in this regard. CMD assured to look into this matter. 4.Recruitment and departmental exam for E-2 level in all disciplines and TTA :- GS demanded for initiating immediate recruitment process in the cadre of TTA and Accountant from the open market so that they can meet the requirement of RRs for 50% departmental quota to be filled at E-2 level keeping in view the acute shortage and retirement . CMD assured to examine and instruct HR unit to take necessary steps in this regards. 5. Promotion policy :- We have demanded that EPP-2007 and proposed promotion policy of DOT at the time of absorption is not being adhered by MTNL management in case of absorbees in its true spirit. Even the clause mentioned in EPP-2007 have been violated while implementing this policy by the HR section arbitrarily. This has been pointed out on many occasions by our association with GM(HR)/Director HR but all in vain. CMD assured to examine this issue. 6. Irregularities in cadre restructuring and promotion policy for stenographers :- GS pointed out there are some anomalies while cadre restructuring and framing promotion policy for stenographers which needs re-examination so that the grievances of the stenographers can be resolved. . CMD admitted that some representation on this issue have been received and will be examined on the merit of the case. 7. Counting of training period for increment and promotion :- GS demanded that training period of direct recruited executives should be counted for regular promotion and residency period for vertical post based promotion as well as financial up gradation. Even counting of training period for above purposes shall also be extended to all the. executives working in MTNL. CMD assured to discuss this matter with HR unit.|
|19.08.2014||1) DoT working on modalities of BSNL-MTNL merger: In a bid to revive BSNL and MTNL, Department of Telecom is working on modalities to merge the two state-run telecom companies and also undertake organizational restructuring.” The merger of BSNL and MTNL is definitely on the table for the revival of these firms. We are working on it,” a source in Department of Telecom (DoT) told A News from Economic Times. Please click here for link to news. 2) Telecom PSUs headless, key posts vacant for months:At a time when the NDA government is talking about efficiency and pace in decision-making, most crucial arms of the telecom ministry are headless. Chiefs of several entities, including CMDs of MTNL and BSNL, are yet to be appointed despite the posts lying vacant for months. A News from Economic Times. Please click here for link to news.|
|19.8.2014||MTNL Mumbai administration promoted 17 DM(T) on local officiating basis to SM Positions. Special Reports were called from 424 Sr Managers(T) presently in E5 for promotion to E6 Grade, 262 DM(T) for protion to E5 from E4 grade, 273 AM(T) from E2 to E3 grade and 76 AM(Fin) from E2 to E3 grades. All are requested to expedite Special reports and CRs at the earliest.|
|11.08.2014||ED Delhi office issued orders for CR call for financial up-gradation due wef -01-10-2014 for the following grades of Finance executives:1) for 51 Executives from E5 to E6,2) for 4 Executives from E6 to E7.Please see the complete lists on Delhi Bulletin.|
|09.08.2014||ED Delhi issued orders for CR call for financial upgradation due wef -01-10-2014 for the following grades of Telecom executives:1) for 215 Executives from E4 to E5,2) for 376 Executives from E5 to E6.Please see the complete lists on Delhi Bulletin.|
|08.08.2014||GS wrote a letter to GM(HR) for seeking immediate meeting with him for discussing pending various HR issues of executives. Please click here for copy of letter.|
|07.08.2014||GS Wrote a letter to Sh. Narendra Modi Hon’ble Prime Minister Of India seeking his kind intervention for payment of pension and pensionary benefits to retired employees of MTNL at earliest.Please click here for copy of letter.|
|02.08.2014||BSNL-MTNL in pact with ONGC to provide telecom services for 5 years: BSNL and MTNL today said they have inked a 5-year pact with ONGC to provide all telecom services to the state-owned oil firm on a pan-India basis.”A tripartite MoU was signed among ONGC, BSNL and MTNL on July 28 at ONGC Corporate Office for providing all telecom services such as basic telephones, mobile services, leased circuits including VSAT services to ONGC on pan India basis, including service areas of MTNL at Delhi and Mumbai,” BSNL and MTNL said in a joint statement. A news from Economic Times.Please click here for link to news.|
|01.08.2014||Meeting with Member(Finance) DOT: GS along with Sh. V. P. Bhardwaj JGS and Sh. Rajeeb Kumar AGS met with member (Finance) DOT on 28-07-2014 regarding in-ordinate delay in taking over of pension liability from MTNL by Pr. CCA DOT causing non payment of pension and pensionery benefits to retirees of MTNL . GS pointed out that due to delay in taking over of pension liability by Pr. CCA the retirees (retired from April-2014 onwards) of MTNL have not got any amount resulting mental harassment to them and facing their difficulties for their livelihood. GS also briefed Member (Finance) that Pr.CCA ‘s office is intently delaying the taking over of pension liability by raising quarries time to time. GS also pointed out that it is a policy matter and has to be decided by DOT and MTNL Management. Even the decision for payment of pension to the retirees prior to March-2014 has been further extended to September -2014. We further requested Membr (Finance) for immediate release of pension to the retirees with effect from April-2014 onwards so that they can get some relief for their livelihood.Member (Finance) admitted that there is delay in payment of pension to the retirees from April-2014 but we are watching the progress on day to day basis and trying to settle the issue on priority. Meeting with Member(Services) DOT: GS along with Sh. V. P. Bhardwaj JGS and Sh. Rajeeb Kumar AGS met with Member (Services) DOT on 28-07-2014 regarding extending CGHS facility to the retirees of MTNL. Member Services told that the matter has already been sent to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and we are expecting the positive response in this regard very soon.|
|01.08.2014||United forum wrote a letter to Member (Finance) regarding non payment of pension in MTNL due to lack of coordination and cooperation between DOT and MTNL ,putting the pensioners in lurch.Please click here for the copy of letter.|
|31.07.2014||GS wrote a letter to Sh. Ravi Shankar Prasad Ji ,Hon’ble Minister of Communication & IT for granting a meeting to TEAM for discussing about functioning services of MTNL in Delhi and Mumbai. Please click here for copy of letter.|
|30.07.2014||GS wrote a letter to CGM(Wireless Services) regarding abusive and derogatory behaviour of Sh. D.C. Singh ,Director ,COSMOS Telecommunication Pvt. Ltd, with the officers working in BSS unit.Please click here for copy of letter.|
|30.07.2014||1)Corporate office issued posting order for CGM(D) for Sh.N.K.Jain presently working as GM(OP &Marketing).Please click here for copy of letter. 2)ED Delhi issued transfer and posting order for GMs.Please click here for copy of letter.|
|30.07.2014||Our case for scrapping LICE for E-2 to E-3 came for hearing in Principal Bench CAT Delhi on 30-07-2014.But the lawyer from MTNL requested for some more time and Hon’ble court has fixed 10th October-2014 as next date of hearing.|
|28.07.2014||GS wrote a letter to Member Finance (D.O.T.) about in-ordinate delay in taking over the pension liability from MTNL by PR.CCA,DOT, New Delhi causing non payment of pension and pensionery benefits to retirees. Please click here for copy of letter.|
|26.07.2014||It is learnt that Sh. P.K.Purwar has been given extension for 2 more months on the post of CMD MTNL|
|26.07.2014||BSNL, MTNL eyeing better coverage with 28,300 new mobile sites:State-run telecom companies BSNL and MTNL are enhancing capacity and coverage of their mobile services by adding about 28,300 new mobile sites, the Parliament has been informed. MTNL is adding 3,526 mobile sites which include both 2G and 3G equipment for enhancing coverage in Delhi and Mumbai. A news from Times of India.Please click here for link to news.|
|25.7.2014||Our case in Hon’ble CAT to set aside ’Sr. Management Recruitment Rule-2008’ came up for hearing on 24th July 2014 but hearing could not be completed as advocate of MTNL could not attend the court. Hon’ble court has fixed 26th August 2014 as next date of hearing.|
|22.7.2014||CEC meeting of TEAM Mumbai will be held tomorrow, 23.7.2014, at 17 hrs in Class Room at 15th Floor, Telephone House, Pabhadevi to discuss imposition of Penalty levied on account of non – adherence to TRAI parameters and other issues to be taken up with ED Mumbai on 24.7.2014. All are requested to make it convenient to attend the meeting along with all area office bearers. CS, TEAM.|
|21.7.2014||The CCA Mumbai has released Rs. 38.60 crores to MTNL Mumbai against pension payment on the same way as for MTNL Delhi.|
|19.7.2014||Dear Members, Management is not serious about our demand for 78.2 % IDA neutralization. Since this is costing shadow in the long run we have to get it at all cost. Matter is being discussed with our CHQ and Delhi unit. We may have to resort to trade union movement to secure our rights. Keep ready for a call.|
|16.07.2014||Because of continuous efforts of our association, TEAM, The CCA, New Delhi (DOT) has paid a refund to MTNL Rs. 28.62 crore against the pension paid by MTNL for the retirees (Who retired prior to 31st March,2014 ). This amount reimbursed to MTNL against 85% of the pension paid to the retirees for the month of April, May,June,2014 after deducting the pension contribution of the working employees for the same. On the same line CCA, Mumbai is also to release the payment to MTNL, Mumbai. The amount is to be paid by CCA, Mumbai is yet to be confirmed.|
|16.07.2014||GS along with Sh. V. P. Bhardwaj JGS, Sh. Rajeeb Kumar AGS, Sh. P. C. Sarswat Advisor CHQ , Sh. K. R. Yadav CP and Sh. Ram Gopal CS met with GM(HR) on 15-07-2014 to discuss the following points. 1) Non filling all vacant post of DGM in all streams: GS expressed our deep concern over this issue. We explained that all vacant posts of DGMs in all streams have not been filled in although the eligible candidates are available. There is no provision in the rule for holding of 50% post of DGM for direct recruited executives. We demanded that all the vacant posts must be filled without any further delay as senior executives are retiring without getting their due promotions.GM(HR) agreed that there is no rule for keeping pending 50% posts of DGMs for direct recruited executives but as per the decision of the competent authority only 50% posts have been filled in. However he agreed to re-examine the issue. 2) Delay in holding DPCs for E5(regular) promotion in all streams: We conveyed our serious objection for un-necessary delay in holding of DPC for regular promotion in E5 grade in all streams although sufficient information in this regard from both circle have been received by Corporate office.GM(HR ) replied that file was sent for approval for holding DPC for DEs but some quarry has been raised by Dir.(HR) and we are replying to same. The case of promotion of CAOs has to be processed yet. 3) Delay in finalization of gradation list of JAOs: GS asked the latest status of the gradation list of JAOs as the same has been over delayed and regular DPC for AOs is getting delayed due to this.GM(HR) told that the committee has submitted its report but Dir.(HR) raised some quarries again and we are replying to them. 4) Regular DPC of JTOs/JAOs/AMs(HR, Marketing & Legal) to SDEs /AOs / DMs : GS apprised that as per DPC calendar all the DPCs are over delayed and requested him to expedite the process so that the eligible executives may get their due promotion well in time GM(HR) assured that this mater is on top priority and will be resolved shortly. 5) Case of Stenographers for promotion:This case has already been discussed on various occasions but no fruit full result has been achieved. GS requested to resolve this issue on top priority.GM(HR) answered that the case has already examined and the finding have been submitted to competent authority for approval. But some quarries have been raised which are been looked into. 6) Non-grant of one increment on regular promotion in E5 as per executive promotion policy 2007: GS pointed out that as per EPP-2007 one increment has to be given on regular promotion in E5 but Corporate office arbitrarily decided not to allow it.GM(HR) agreed that the increment is to be given as per EPP-2007 but as per decision of competent authority it is not allowed. This matter may be taken up with Dir.(HR) or CMD. 7) Review of seniority list of CAOs(E5): GS pointed out that some representations from individual executives are lying pending in HR section for review of seniority but the same is not being examined and replied to the individual executives.GM(HR) agreed that we have received some cases and are pending for further examination. 8) Retrospective effect of regular promotion of AOs/Sr. PAs: GS told to GM(HR) that some representation from individual AOs/Sr. PAs have been sent to HR section for giving retrospective effect of regular promotion but the same have not been finalised yet. GM(HR) agreed for these representation but he told that the same could not be finalised due to busy schedule. He assured to look into these shortly.|
|15.07.2014||BSNL, MTNL did not get necessary structural support:State run BSNL and MTNL did not get the structural support they required, leading to their present state of affairs, government said in the Lok Sabha on Monday. Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said there is scope for improvement in the working of the two state run service providers. They were once making profit, but now they are incurring losses, he said……. A news from Z News……… Please click here for link to news.|
|12.07.2014||1) While replying to question raised by Sh.D.P.Tirpathi Hon,ble Member of Rajya Sabaha , SH. Ravi Shankar Prasad Hon,ble Minister of Communication & IT announced that Government plans Rs 39k-crore capital infusion in BSNL, MTNL over 5 years . A news from Economic Times. Please click here for link to news. 2) MTNL, BSNL face total debt of over Rs 21,000 cr:The total debt of state-run telecom companies MTNL and BSNL has increased to Rs 21,208 crore at the end of June 2014.It was Rs 12,983 crore as of March 31, 2012, Parliament was informed today. For BSNL, it was Rs 3,335 crore, and MTNL — Rs 9,648 crore.”As on March 31 (2014), the total debts on the books of BSNL and MTNL are Rs 5,948 and Rs 14,210 crores respectively,” Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said in the Rajya Sabha. A news from Business Standard. Please click here for link to news.|
|10.07.2014||ED Delhi office issued an order for LA promotion to the post of DGM(Telecom) for 9 executives. Please click here for copy of orders.|
|09.07.2014||ED Delhi office issued an order for LA promotion to the post of DGM(Telecom) for 4 executives. Plase click here for copy of orders.|
|07.07.2014||JGS Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj along with CS Delhi Sh. Ram Gopal met with DGM(HR) on 05-07-2014 regarding pursuance of regular DPCs of all streams. DGM (HR) informed that the case has already been sent for seeking approval for holding of DPC for DEs/Sr. Manager (Telecom) and it is expected that the same may be cleared by next week. Regarding the DPC for CAOs information have already been received from both units and we are processing the case for seeking approval for holding DPC. Other DPCs for regular promotion are in pipe line.|
|05.07.2014||Corporate Office issued Transfer orders for 2 AM (Finance) on request from Mumbai unit to Corporate Office. Please click here for copy of orders.|
|03.07.2014||Sh. R.S.Sharma Secretary (IT) has been given additional charge of Secretary (T) Deptt. Of. Telecom .Sh. R.S.Sharma is an IAS officer of 1978 batch (Jharkhand Cadre).|
|03.07.2014||IDA for CPSU employees is likely to be increased by 2.9% from 1st July 2014.Therefore new IDA will be 91.3% from JULY-2014.|
|03.07.2014||NEWS FROM MEDIA Ravi Shankar Prasad cracks the whip on MTNL, BSNL:Telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad is cracking the whip on ailing telcos MTNL and BSNL. The minister has made it clear that companies must either perform or perish. CNBC-TV18’s Malvika Jain and Elan Dutta spoke to industry experts to explore various opportunities the two companies could tap to script a turnaround. A News from CNBC TV18. Please click here for link to news.|
|02.07.2014||Yesterday i.e. on 01-07-2014 GS met Principal CCA (Pension) to discuss the inordinate delay in taking over the pension cases from MTNL and non payment of pension and pensionary benefits to the employees retired from April-2014 onwards. Principal CCA explained the reasons for this delay. We have asked the Principal CCA for immediate release of the pension and pensionary benefits to all the employees retired in April-2014 & onward. Principal CCA assured to expedite the process of taking over the pension cases from MTNL . He also assured that he will talk to Dir. (F) MTNL for releasing the pension of those who retire in April & May2014. We have also told the Principal CCA that our Association will not be remained silent onlooker anymore in this regard.|
|30.06.2014||ED Delhi office issued Posting orders for 7 DGM(F) promoted on regular basis by Corporate office on 29-05-2014. TEAM wishes all the best to promoted and posted Senior executives. Please click here for copy of the letter.|
|26.06.2014||Due to persistent follow up by TEAM, Mumbai Corporate Office released order removing discrepancies in E2 to E3 up-gradation on completion of 4 years regular service without counting training period. Click here for the order pl.|