Pictures of Grand Success Story of Circle Conference of Delhi Circle held on 27-10-2015
|11.02.2016||GS along with AGS Sh. Rajib Kumar and VP Sh. Ramneek Sharma met with GM(Admn) on 10.02.2016 regarding delay in issuing LA orders for post of DE/Sr. Manager and DGM (Tech). GM( Admn) agreed with our view point and told that in consultation with ED (Delhi) he has taken necessary initiatives for resolving this issue.|
|10.02.2016||Corporate office issued an order regarding holding of DPC as per Calendar for Year 2016|
Corporate office issued Regular Promotion order for the post of DGM(Finance) for 5 executives. TEAM wishes all the best to the promoted executives for their new assignments.
DOT issued an order for extension of Sh. N.K.Yadav as CMD MTNL for a period of six month with effect from 08.12.2015, or till the appointment of regular incumbent to the post or until further orders, whichever is earliest.
Telecom Firms to Contest Regulator’s Views on Spectrum Auction Pricing:Telecom operators will approach the Department of Telecom (DoT) to contest sectoral regulator TRAI’s recommendations on spectrum auctions, especially on pricing of the premium 700 Mhz band.
|05.02.2016||MTNL Corporate office issued a letter for approval of leave of officer of the DGM level and above by CMD, from 04.02.106 to 31.03.2016.|
|04.02.2016||Protest Action Programme on 08.01.2016 and 29.01.2016 was covered by National Print Media. Please click here to see some of newspaper cuttings.|
Veteran leader of erstwhile JETA/JTOA comrade W.Seshagiri Rao breathed his last at 1 am today due to cardiac arrest. He was great leader and many goals were achieved under his dynamic leadership for the promotee officers of DOT.TEAM pays an humble homage to him and pray to almighty for resting his soul in peace .
ED Delhi office issued a list of 13 executives (Telecom) for calling of CR for financial up -gradation from E3 to E4.
Day Long Dharna was observed in Delhi and Mumbai by United Forum of Associations and Unions from 10 am to 5.30 pm on 29.01.2016 at K.L.Bhawan ND and Prabha Devi Telephone Exchange building respectively.
In Delhi Dharna was started with all representatives of various unions and associations. They all observed full day fast. Thereafter huge number of retired and working employees joined Dharna in support of their legitimate demands. Till noon thousands of employees gathered at K.L.Bhawan. During Lunch Hours a massive demonstration was held and leaders of all unions and associations addressed the gathering.
In Mumbai Dharna was started with various representatives of different unions and associations. All Employees and executives belonging to MTNL Mumbai gathered under one roof in support of their logistic demands. The day long Dharna was addressed by all leaders of different unions and associations. Sh. Bhai Jagtap Hon’ble MLC of Maharashtra and chairman of United Forum of unions and associations boosted the moral of gathering by dynamic speech for justified demands.
Today Sh. Prahlad Rai GS AIBSNLEA , Sh.M.K.Bagchi and Sh. A.K.Kaushik Representatives of United forum of Associations & Unions of MTNL met the senior officers of DOP&PW and handed over a joint representation of future provision of BSNL/MTNL pension revision. It is assured that DOP &PW is fully aware of this issue. The necessary step will be taken with DOT in loop.
|28.01.2016||APPEAL AND INVITATION
United Forum of Delhi and Mumbai have organised Day Long Dharna and Lunch Hour Demonstration on 29.01.2016 as a part of Protest action Programme communicated to MTNL/DOT; for achieving three demands as follows
1) 78.2% IDA neutralization with effect from 01.01.2007.
2)One more option to pro-rata pensioners of MTNL.
3)CGHS Medical facility to MTNL employees and retirees.
*** Day Long Dharna of Delhi will be held at Khurshid Lal Bhawan since 10 am to 5 pm Whereas in Mumbai It will be held at Telephone House Prabha Devi for same time.During Lunch hours Demonstaration will be held in support of our demands
All executives are requested to gather in 100% strength on 29.01.2016 at 10 AM at the venue as detailed above. Please come and be a part of successful battle for long pending demands.
|27.01.2016||A meeting of executives of Janak puri Division was held on 27.01.2016 at Janak Puri Exchange building during Lunch Hours for mobilization of members for the ensuing programme of Protest Action Programme to be held on 29.01.2016 as Day Long Dharna at K.L.Bhawan ND. A huge number of executives of Janak Puri participated in the meeting on the call of organisers Sh. R. B. Aggarwal AS West and Sh. Shailendra Singh ACS. From Circle Sh. S.P.S.Yadav CS, Sh. Rajib Kumar AGS and Sh. R.D.Ahirwar OS attended the meeting and addressed them.|
|25.01.2016||Conciliation Officer and Asst Labour Commissioner (C ) – III, Mumbai issued letter to United Forum for appearing before him on 25.1.2016 in response to MTNL Mumbai Managements’ application requesting him to intervene in the matter. Members of United Forum Consisting of 4 Associations and 7 Unions presented before the labour commissioner and briefed him of the injustice meted out to MTNL employees. Conciliation Officer directed DGM(IR) over phone to depute executive who can represent management and capable of taking decision in the matter. Click here for copy of the letter written by Sr. Manager (IR) in this connection to GM(HR), Corporate Office and Conciliation Officer and Asst Labour Commissioner (C ) – III, Mumbai. Hearing adjourned to 17.3.2016.|
|25.01.2016||Gratitude to all our brothers _who scarified their lives for the Country
Wishing all of you A very Happy Republic Day
|23.01.2016||A general body meeting of executives of Kidwai Bhawan was organised by Sh. Manoj Malhotra AS (Central), Sh.Srikant AS Borad Band and Sh. Nresh Yadav AS KBN. More than 70 executives attended the meeting . Meeting was attended by Sh.V.P.Bhardwaj JGS, Sh. Rajib Kumar AGS, Sh. S.P.S.Yadav CS , Sh. Ajay Sharma VP, Sh. Ajay Kumar FS, Sh. R.D.Ahirwar OS and Sh. S.S. Asija ACS. All Circle and CHQ representatives addressed the meeting and appealed members for 100 % participation in ensuing programme of UFOM for day log dharna being organised at K.L.Bhawan on 29.01.2016.|
ED Delhi office issued a list for financial up-gradation from E4 to E5 for 12 civil executives .
|22.01.2016||A general body meeting of Shakti Nagar Executives was held on 21.01.2016 during lunch hours at Shakti Nagar Telephone exchange building. Meeting was organised by Sh. Pradeep Gupta AS North area. Sh.A.K.Kaushik GS, Sh. S.P.S.Yadav CS and Sh. Pradeep Sharma ACS attended the meeting and addressed the gathering. All leaders appealed to all members for their unity and cooperation for the ensuing programme of day long dharna being organised by UFOM on 29.01.2016 at K.L.Bhawan ND. Members from all corners of north area attended the meeting .|
General Body Meeting of Laxmi Nagar was held on 19.01.2016 during lunch hours at Laxmi Nagar Exchange Building to motivate the executives for ensuing programme of 29.01.2016 for day long Dharna at K.L.Bhawan as per Protest Action Programme communicated by UFOM to Management.
All most all executives of area participated in the meeting organised by Sh. D.K.Tyagi AS TY in very beautiful and organised way. Senior Members of Shahdra Div. Sh. B.S.Bansal , Sh. F.R.Bansal and Sh. Ashwani ji also attended the meeting. From CHQ GS Sh. A.K.kaushik and from Circle CS Sh. S.P.S.Yadav and CP Sh. K.R.Yadav addressed the meeting. All the leaders asked members for their 100% participation in the ensuing programme of 29.01.2016. Members raised some quarries related to our demands and other issues which were replied by GS.
ED Delhi office issued a letter for calling of CR for LA promotion from DE to DGM (Telecom) for 4 executives.
ED Delhi office issued lists of Financial Up-gradation as follows:
1) For E4 to E5 for 4 Electrical Executives.
2) For E5 to E6 for 13 Civil Executives.
3) For E6 to E7 for 1 civil Executive.
GS wrote a letter to Hon,ble MOC Sh. Ravi Shankar Prasad ji for grant of meeting to TEAM for discussing various points regarding HR problems of employees/executives of MTNL and for improvement in telecom services in Delhi and Mumbai.
Corporate issued a letter to Delhi and Mumbai unit for calling of CR and Screening report of eligible telecom officers for regular promotion from DE to DGM for 34 post, who have completed 4 years of regular services in E5 post as on 1Jan 2016.
Corporate office issued a letter for issuing new medical OPD card to all employees w.e.f 01.01.2016 for 5 years.
We are very sad to inform all of you that our beloved comrade Sh. B.N.Singh working as SDE in Shakti Nagar Switch Room under Area GM (North) is no more. He was very intelligent, devoted and well cultured executive.
He was elected CWC member in our recent circle conference of TEAM Delhi. On 8rth Jan2016 while returning to home in evening , he was injured in a road accident. He was admitted to MAX hospital and was recovering from his injury but all of sudden his condition became critical and he left all of us on 14 Jan-2016.
He left behind 4 children in his family. We extend our deepest sympathies with his family . May God give him eternal rest and the family the strength to bear the great pain.
ED Delhi office issued a list of LA promotion order for 3 Civil Executives of different cadres.
MTNL likely to report profit next fiscal: Ravi Shankar Prasad :Communications and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said state-run telecom firm MTNL , which is running into losses, is likely to turn profitable in the next fiscal. BSNL, the other state-owned telecom service provider, has already reversed its loss making trend by reporting operating profit of Rs 672 crore in 2014-15. “MTNL was in loss of Rs 2,900 crore loss in 2014. A news from Money Control.
Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises issued a letter for increase of 4.5 % in IDA for CPSUs.Therefore IDA will be 112.4 % from Jan-2016.
|11.01.2016||Rashtriya Sahara News Paper printed a news of our demonstration in its news paper as follows
नई दिल्ली (एसएनबी)। एमटीएनएल के पेंशन भोगी कर्मचारियों ने अपनी मांगों को लेकर खुर्शीद लाल भवन के बाहर प्रदर्शन किया। यूनाइटेड फोरम ऑफ एमटीएनएल यूनियन्स व एसोसिएशन के बैनर तले प्रदर्शन कर रहे कर्मचारियों की मांग है कि एमटीएनएल व दूरसरंचार विभाग दूसरे पे रिविजन कमेटी की सिफारिशों के अनुसार 78.2 प्रतिशत आईटीए को एक जनवरी 2007 से वेतन व पेंशन में विलय किया जाए। फोरम के संयोजक एमके बागची ने कहा कि हमारी मांग है कि प्रो राटा पैंशनर्स को पेंशन के विकल्प एक-एक अवसर प्रदान किया जाए। सेवानिवृत पेंशनभोगियों को चिकित्सा सुविधा दी जाए। फोरम के महासचिव एके कौशिक ने कहा कि BSNL के कर्मचारियों को 78.2 फीसद आईडीए एक जनवरी 2007 से वेतन में विलय 2013 में किया जा चुका है, लेकिन MTNL को यह लाभ नहीं दिया गया है, जबकि तीसरा पीआरसी का गठन होने जा रहा है। स्टाफ यूनियन के अध्यक्ष मांगेराम शर्मा ने कहा कि जब तक हमारी मांगें नहीं मानी जाती है तक तक हमारा संघर्ष जारी रहेगा।
on 08/01/2016 during lunch hour, thousands of MTNL employees and the pensioners held PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS under the banner of United Forum of MTNL Unions & Associations both at Delhi and Mumbai. In Delhi, demonstration was held at campus of K.L.Bhawan and in Mumbai at Prabhadevi.
The PROTEST DEMONSTRATION is organized to ventilate the anger and frustration of MTNL employees and pensioners for non-settlement of their long standing demands :
# Fixation of Pay & Pension w.e.f. 01/01/2007 @ 78.2% of IDA
# Another option for Pro-rata optees as well as providing option for
those employees who were deprived of option due to split of their
service period between DOT and MTNL, each portion being less than 10
# Providing CGHS facilities to both employees and pensioners of MTNL.
The huge and the enthusiastic participation of the employees and the pensioners cutting across their affiliations should be an eye opener for MTNL and DOT. The demonstrating gathering has been addressed by Com. Namboodiri, an eminent trade unionist from BSNL as well as the leaders of the United Forum:
S/Shri Mange ram Sharma, President/ UF, M.K.Bagchi, Convener /UF, A.K.Kaushik, GS/TEAM, Radheshyam GS/MTNLWU (NFTE), Satveer GS/MNLKEU, S S Nanda GS/RTOWA, Jaswant GS/MTNLPF and R.C.Sharma GS/ RD&MTNLPA etc addressed the gathering in New Delhi.
S/Sh. J.S.Yadav CS TEAM Mumbai, J.J.Mathias CS MEA Mumbai, T.L.Gayakwad MTNL SC/ST union, Dina Naik Sanchar Union, G.B.Yadav MTNL workers Union, Sudhir Deshmukh MTNL Karmchari Union, Badri Pathak /Jawahar RTOWA addressed the gathering in Mumbai.
Come One !!! Come All !!!
Please Join in mass for demonstration to be held in lunch hour Today at K.L. Bhawan New Delhi and Telecom Bhawan Prabha Devi Mumbai
Executives’ Unity ZINDABAD !!! UFOM ZINDABAD !!!
|07.01.2016||APPEAL AND INVITATION
United Forum of Delhi and Mumbai have organised demonstration on 08.01.2016 during lunch hours as a part of Protest action Programme communicated to MTNL/DOT; for achieving three demands as follows:
1) 78.2% IDA neutralization with effect from 01.01.2007.
2)One more option to pro-rata pensioners of MTNL.
3)CGHS Medical facility to MTNL employees and retirees.
*** Demonstration of Delhi will be held in front of Khurshid Lal Bhawan during Lunch hours whereas in Mumbai It will be held in front of Telephone House Prabha Devi .
All executives are requested to gather in 100% strength on 08.01.2016 at 1 PM at the venue as detailed above. Please come and be a part of successful battle for long pending demands.
Area meeting of BCP was organised by SH. Ajay Atri Area Secy. BCP and SH. Dalbir Singh Senior member of area. The meeting was held at 2nd floor of BCP Telephone Exchange Building during lunch hour. Sh. Mange ram Sharma President of United Forum, JGS Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj, AGS Sh. Rajib Kumar, Circle President Sh. K.R.Yadav, Circle Secy. SH. S.P.S.Yadav , CFS Sh. Ajay Kumar and OS Sh. R.D.Ahirwar attended the meeting from CHQ and Circle along with huge number of executives of BCP area.
All the circle and CHQ leaders addressed the house and expressed in detail the importance of these pending issues and appealed to all for maximum turn out on the day of demonstration i.e. on 08-Jan 2016 during Lunch Hour. Sh. Abdul Rashid presided over the meeting and thanked each participant for attending the meeting.
|006.01.2016|| There were two meeting organised by East and West areas yesterday on 05.01.2016.
1st meeting of East Area was organised by Sh. Narendra Dutt AS East , SH. V.P.Srivastva ACS and SH. Rajesh Jatley ACS at Tis Hazari Telephone Exchange Building during Lunch Hours. Meeting was attended by Sh. Mange Ram President UFOM, Sh. Rajib Kumar AGS, Sh. K.R.Yadav CP, Sh. Ram Gopal Senior Member, Sh. S.P.S.Yadav CS and SH. R.D.Ahirwar OS along with many executives of east area. All the issues were explained by each speakers in detail and appeal was made to all for attending the demonstration on 08 jan-2016 during lunch hour. Sh. Kishan Chand Presided over the meeting and thanked each participant for attending the meeting
2nd Meeting of west area was organised by Sh. Shailendra Singh CAS and Sh. R.B.Aggarwal AS west area. The meeting was held at Rajori Garden Telephone exchange building during closing hours. The meeting was attended by Sh. Mange Ram President UFOM, Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj JGS, Sh. Rajib Kumar AGS, Sh. K.R.Yadav CP, Sh. S.P.S.Yadav CS and SH. R.D.Ahirwar OS along with more than 60 executives of area. The meeting was addressed by each Circle/CHQ leader and president of UFOM. it was conveyed to members that this programme of struggle will have to make grand success by participating in 100% strength . Sh.T.D.Singh presided over the meeting.
|004.01.2016||Lunch hour meeting was organised by TY area at Yamuna Vihar Division at Yamuna Vihar Telephone exchange building . The meeting was organised by Area Secy. Sh. D.K.Tyagi and ACS Sh. R.K.Sharma. All the executives participated in the meeting. Sh. S.P.S.Yadav CS and Sh. Ashiwini Senior members of area addressed the meeting and appealed all members for making the Protest Action Programme of UFOM a Grand Success.|
As programme circulated in the CEC meeting there were 2 meetings yesterday on 02.01.2016 , in different areas , one in North area and other was in South (Nehru Place) .
The Meeting which was organised in South area by Area Secy. Sh. S.P.Singh held at Nehru Place Exchange Building during lunch hours. The meeting was attended by Circle Secy. Sh.S.P.S.Yadav , ACS Sh. Pradeep Kumar, ACS Sh. N.S.Sikrwar, Vice President Sh. Ramesh Chand , CWC Sh.B.D.Sharma along with 70 Executives of area. All three points for which United Forum issued Protest Action Programme were made clear to all executives. Circle Secy. while addressing the meeting replied the quarries raised by members. It was assured by Area Secy. that there will be hundred percent participation of executives for the call given UFOM. Meeting was presided by Sh. B.S .Yadav .
Other Meeting was organised by Sh. Pradeep Gupta Area Secy.. The meeting was conducted at 3rd floor of Sector-3 Rohini Exchange Building ND during lunch hours. It was attended by JGS Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj , President of UFOM Sh. Mange ram JI, AGS Sh. Rajib Kumar , VP Sh. Ramneek Sharma , CWC Sh.P.K.vats along with 70 executives of area. All Circle and CHQ office bearers addressed the meeting and replied the quarries of members regarding other pending HR issues at different stages. President UFOM Sh Mange Ram Sharma also addressed the gathering and encouraged each participant for attending the meeting in huge number. He requested to all that each executive and employee of area must come to attend the call given by UFOM. SH. Gaj Raj Singh ji presided over the meeting .
United Forum headed by TEAM, Mumbai had decided to hold Massive Demonstration on 8/1/2016 and to go for one day Dharna on 29.1.2016 in front of Telephone House, Prabhadevi, Mumbai to press following Demands.
1)Immediate 78.2% IDA neutralization at par with BSNL.
2)CGHS Medical facility to MTNL employees.
3)One more option to pro-ata pensioners of MTNL.
All are requested to gather sharp at 1 pm at Telephone House on 8.1.2016.
United forum Zindabad….MTNL Executive forum Zindabad
|31.12.2015||TEAM WISHES A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016 TO ALL EXECUTIVES AND THEIR FAMILIES|
|31.12.2015||It is reliably learnt that IDA of PSU Employees has been increased by 4.5%. Therefore IDA rate will be 112.4% with effect from 01.01.2016 .|
United Forum Printed a poster for the Protest Action Programme communicated to MTNL. All area Secy /Circle Office bearers are requested to collect posters to be pasted in your area as per requirements.
The case of extension of CGHS facility to MTNL retired and working employees is being pursued regularly . Recently a reminder from DOT has been written to ministry of health on this subject.
As decided in CEC about area meetings to be held in all areas; today there was meeting of executives of CGO complex during lunch hours. More than 110 executives participated in the meeting . The meeting was attended by President of UFOM Sh. Mange Ram Sharma ,Circle President Sh. K.R.Yadav, CS Sh. S.P.S.Yadav , AGS Sh. Rajib Kumar and OS Sh. R.D.Ahirwar . Senior President Delhi Sh. P.C.Sarswat and ACS Sh. Maninder Sareen ji along with Area Secy. WS Sh. S.K.Tyagi organised the meeting dynamically.
The meeting was addressed by each circle and CHQ leader . The answers of quarries of members were answered and issues raised by UFOM were made clarified to members. President of UFOM Sh. Mange Ram SHarm ji also addressed the meeting.Members were requested for their wholehearted participation in the call given by UFOM.
A jam packed session of CEC of TEAM Delhi was held on 29.12.2015 at 15hrs. in room no.756 of Kidwai Bhawan ND. All areas representatives participated in the meeting from different corners of Delhi.President and Convener of UFOM graced the meeting. Circle President welcomed all participants and placed his opening remark.
CS Sh. S.P.S.Yadav expressed the detailed programme given by UFOM and asked members to participate with their respective area executives in 100% strength. He prepared a detailed list of area meetings during his deliberation itself and assured to leader of UFOM for full devotion of members of TEAM for the Protest Action Programme communicated by them.
Senior member and Ex. CS Sh. Ram Gopal expressed in detail about pending issues and requested members to deliver their best for this protest action programme.
Sh. Mahesh Kukreti AGS and Sh. Rajib Kumar AGS also addressed the meeting and placed various facts before members for justification of our agitating approach for achieving our much awaited demands.
Members discussed the issue of another option for pro-rata pensioners. This issue was discussed in much length and it was clarified by JGS Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj during his deliberation that we have never left any issue for least priority all issues have same priority. UFOM discussed and already included this item in our agenda and hence there is no scope to leave any issue unsettled.
Sh. Mange Ram Sharma President of UFOM addressed the meeting and requested each members for their best effort to make this call a grand success. Convener of UFOM and our Founder General Secy. Hon,ble Bagchi ji addressed the meeting and assured to UFOM on behalf of GS of TEAM Sh.A.K.Kaushik (who could not attend the meeting ) that each of TEAM member will participate to the programme as communicated by them. He clarified each issues from its initial stage and the present status of issue . He described in length about the various steps taken by UFOM to sort out the issue of Pror-rata Pensioners for one more option .
The meeting was concluded by vote of thank given by Sh. K.R.Yadav Circle President.
As discussed and decided in the meeting of United Forum held on 16.12.2015 , convener & President of UFOM approached to the leaders of important organisations other than UFOM for joining the ensuing Protest Action Programme . For this purpose a letter was also written to general Secretaries of MTNL Executives Association and MTNL Mazdoor Sangh by President and Convener of UFOM . The positive move from these organisations is still awaited.
Government announces pan-India free roaming for MTNL customers: starting today, MTNL customers can enjoy pan-India free incoming roaming facility. This was announced by telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on microblogging website Twitter.
“From today MTNL joins @BSNLCorporate to offer nation wide free roaming. So travel across the country without roaming charges,” said Prasad in a tweet
At present, MTNL customers have to pay roaming charges for incoming calls when they go outside of Delhi and Mumbai. BSNL already has such a scheme in place.
ED Delhi office issued a list of 5 Telecom Executives for financial up-gradation from E2 to E3.
It is for information to all Divisional Secy./CEC members/ Area Secy./Circle Office Bearers /CWC Members and all CHQ office bearers present in Delhi that an Emergent CEC will be held on on 29.12.2015 at 15 Hrs. in room no.756 of Kidwai Bhawan New Delhi, to discuss the following points:
1) Suggestions for Successful implementation of Protest Action Programme given by United Forum.
3)Any other point with the permission of chair.
All office bearers along with the active executives of their respective areas are requested to attend the CEC meeting sharp at 15 hrs. Please come with your innovative ideas for healthy discussion.
United Forum after exhausting all peace full exercises viz: by discussing with authorities in chain of meetings , writing to MTNL/DOT and explaining them regarding our long pending main demands 1) Fixation of pay and pension as on 01.01.2007 merging at 78.2% as recommended, 2) Providing an opportunity to the pro-rata pensioners for exercising a fresh option & 3) Extending benefit of medical facilities under CGHS to the absorbees ; have intimated Chairman TC & Secretary DOT and CMD MTNL for holding Protest Action Programme as follows:
1) Lunch Hour Demonstration at K.L.Bhawan on 08.01.2016
2) Dharna & Fast at K.L.Bhawan on 29.01.2016 from 10 AM to 5 PM.
|24.12.2015||We are sad !!!
It is to inform all, that Younger Brother of GS Sh. A.K.Kaushik ji was dead in an accident on evening of 23rd December 2015 . It is very sad and shocking for the family of Sh. A.K.Kaushik ji. We extend our deepest sympathies with their family . May God give him eternal rest and the family the strength to bear the great pain.
Office of ED Delhi issued a list of Financial up-gradation of 18 Finance executives from E3 to E4.
NFTE (BSNL) , AIBSNLEA, AI Retired BSNL Executives’ welfare Association and United Forum of Unions and Associations of MTNL jointly wrote a letter to Secy. DOT on the issue of constitution of Empowered Committee and Implementation Cell for Govt. decision on the recommendations of the 7th CPC.
|23.12.2015||PENSION REVISION IN BSNL & MTNL
A delegation comprising of S/Shri PrahladRai, GS/AIBSNLEA, KishanSingh,GS/AIRBSNLEWA, Chandrasekhar Singh,GS/NFTE(BSNL), Mange Ram Sharma,President / U.F,M.K.Bagchi,Convener/U.F, A.K.Kaushik, GS/TEAM and S.S. Nanda, GS/RTOWA,Delhi have met Shri N. Sivasailam, additional Secretary (T)/DOT to discuss the prospects of taking up the issue of the pension revision of the pensioners of BSNL and MTNL with the Empowered Committee constituted in connection with the recommendations of the 7th.CPC. We have pointed out that even though 7th.CPC failed to make any reference of this issue in their recommendations, still there is a scope to take up this issue with the Empowered Committee through the Implementation Cell which DOT is supposed to constitute. This is apparent from the DO No.1-4/2015-EIII(A) dated 21.11.2015 of Ms Annie George Mathew,Jt.Secretary (Pers.), Min.of Finance, Deptt. of Expenditure.
Shri Sivasailam informs that DOT has already constituted its Implementation Cell with Shri S.C.Sharma,DDG/CA as the Nodal Officer. He has assured us of taking up this issue appropriately with the Implementation Cell of DOT.We have immediately reached our representation on this to Shri S.C. Sharma, Nodal Officer also.
Com. GS along with Com. Rajeeb Kumar, AGS , Com. S.P.S. Yadav, CS, Delhi and Com. Pradeep Sharma, ACS Delhi met Mrs. Meena Chauhan, GM(HR) on 19-12-2015 to discuss the progress in various long pending issues which were raised in meeting held earlier. The issues discussed were:
C) From JTO to SDEs :- She informed that for this DPC letter will be issued after the notification in regard to DPC of DGM Telecom.
All the above cases discussed. She assured us to settle these cases shortly.
A general body meeting of TY area / Laxmi Nagar Division was held on 18.12.2015 during closing hrs. at Laxmi Nagar Telephone exchange building.The meeting was attended by Sh. Rajib Kumar AGS, Sh. S.P.S.Yadav CS, Sh. Ajay Kumar CFS and Sh. R D Ahirwar OS Delhi along with maximum number of executives of Laxmi Nagar Division.
The meeting was presided over by Sh. K P Sharma Senior Comrade of TEAM in Ty area. He welcomed all office bearers of Newly elected body and other executives present in the meeting thereafter he asked Sh. D.K.Tyagi Area Secy. to say his initial remark.Sh. D.K.Tyagi addressed the gathering and encouraged members for full whole hearted participation in the Proposed agitation programme to be launched by CHQ very soon. He assured Circle and CHQ leadership that TY area will lead in this agitation as done in past.
Sh. R D Ahirwar OS Delhi addressed the meeting and requested members for exhibiting their strength and dedication to implement the proposed agitation programme to be given CHQ for achieving the demand of 78.2% IDA neutralization from 01.01.2007.
Sh. S.P.S.Yadav CS also addressed the meeting and assured CHQ leadership for 100 a5 participation of TY area for the proposed agitation programme to be given by CHQ. He answered some quarries as raised by Members.
Sh. Ajay Kumar CFS while addressing the meeting thanked each executives for their whole hearted contribution for the successful conduction of our Circle Conference. He underlined that TY area is providing all resources (financially as well as physical appearance) for the name and fame of this organization. Some dynamic leadership has come from TY area only to Circle and CHQ level. Therefore the executives of TY area are supposed to contribute their 100% in any call given by circle and CHQ.
Sh. Rajib Kumar AGS enlightened the members for recent development in HR issues at CHQ level and answered to quarries of members. He described in detail reasons for the proposed agitation prgramme to be announced by CHQ and requested members for their whole hearted participation in that programme.
The meeting was ended with thanks given by president of meeting Sh. K.P.Sharma.
1)A delegation of BSNL and MTNL comprising of S/Shri Prahlad Rai, GS/AIBSNEA, M.K Baghci, convenor /united Forum of MTNL Unions & Associations , A.K Kaushik, GS/Team and Rajeev Kumar, AGS/TEAM have met Shr Alok Chaturvedi , Jt Secretary, Cabinet Secretariats on 18-12-2015 and handed over a Jt. representation for inclusion of the pension and related issues of BSNL and MTNL in the Terms and reference of 3rd PRC. We have also informed him that D.O.T has also forwarded a note to DPE and cabinet secretariats in this favour.
2)A delegation of BSNL and MTNL comprising of S/Shri Prahlad Rai, GS/AIBSNEA, M.K Bagchi, convenor /United Forum of MTNL Unions & Associations , have met Shri Siva Sailam Additional Secretary DOT and discussed about the prospect of the inclusion of the pension and related issue of BSNL/MTNL in the Terms and references of 3rd PRC. Handed over a Jt. representation also on this issue. We also apprised him of our discussion with the Chairman (TC) and Secretary (T) on this issue. He has assured us of the effective and appropriate action in this regard .
Corporate Office issued promotion & posting order for the post of Sr. Manager of 3 executives from electrical wing.The posting orders were corrected in other order for Sh. Ramesh Chandra.
Delhi unit has replied to corporate office about the detail of working DGM (finance) on regular basis in context of DPC scheduled for regular DGM (Fin)
CO wrote a letter to Delhi and Mumbai unit for asking the details of Regular DGM (finance) as on 01.11.2015 in context of DPC scheduled for regular DGM (Fin)
GS wrote letters to:
1) Dir.(HR) MTNL for Comprehensive Promotion Policy for the executives of all disciplines in MTNL. As already submitted by TEAM on 18.06.2013.
2) Chairman (TC) and Secy. DOT Sh. rakesh Garg for Revision of Pension in BSNL &MTNL for their pensioners – reference for inclusion in Terms and reference of 3rd PRC-request for .
Leaders of United Forum along with GS AIBSNLEA and other office bearers of BSNL Association met with Chairman TC and Secretary (DOT) on 16.12.2015 at Sanchar Bhawan to discuss the following points:
1) The prospect of Pension revision of BSNL pensioners at 78.2% merger basis.
2) Inclusion of MTNL/BSNL pension in terms and reference of 3rd CPC
United Form of MTNL Unions and Associations held a meeting in room no.756 of Kidwai Bhawan on 16.12.2015 and discussed the issues as 1)Fixation of Pay and Pension as on 1-1-2007 at 78.2% 2)Providing opportunity to Pro-Rata pensioners for exercising fresh option.
3)CGHS Facility to retired and working absorbed employees of MTNL.
All agreed for protest action to solve these issues. A protest action programme may be announced shortly. All Members are requested to be ready to take part in the Protest Action.
BSNL plans to operate MTNL’s network on revenue sharing basis : State-owned BSNL may maintain and operate the network of MTNL on a revenue sharing basis and a decision in this regard may be taken in 2-3 months.“We have received a proposal from MTNL CMD to operate and maintain their network. It will be done on a revenue sharing basis and a decision in this regard can be taken in 2-3 months,” BSNL CMD Anupam Shrivastava said. A committee has been formed to look into the matter and finalise details about the revenue sharing and its implementation, he added. BSNL operates on pan-India basis, barring Delhi and Mumbai, where the other state-owned firm MTNL provides telecom services. A news from Indian Express.
DOT issued an order for extension of Tenure of present CMD MTNL Sh. N.K.Yadav for three months with effect from 08.12.2015.
GM(Transmission) Delhi unit released minutes of the meeting held with him in Month of November-2015.
|11.12.2015||Much Awaited Seniority Case of Rul-206 came to hearing in Hon’ble Supreme Court, but Court passed direction for next date of hearing on 16th February 2016.|
ED Delhi office issued a transfer order for 3 executives of Finance.
United Forum of Unions and Association of MTNL wrote a letter to Secretary DOT for resolving three main issues of Executives and employees of MTNL:
1) Fixation of 78.2% IDA with effect from 01.01.2007.
2) Providing a fresh option to Pro Rata optees of MTNL.
3)Extension of CGHS facility to MTNL employees and retirees.
ED Delhi office issued following Transfer and posting orders.
1) Transfer of Present GM (BB) and posting of Sh. Sudhir Kumar Sengar as GM(BB-O).
2) Transfer and posting of 7 executives to different areas.
ED Delhi Office issued a list of 372 Telecom Executives for Financial up-gradation from E4 to E5.
ED Delhi Office issued a list of 24 Finance Executives for Financial up-gradation from E4 to E5.
|04.12.2015|| BSNL allows free calls, SMS for seven days: Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited(BSNL) has announced free calling and messaging services on account of the Chennai flood to its customers.
In an official statement, BSNL announced that prepaid customers can make free voice calls and SMS from December 2 for the next seven days. They are also entitled to 100 MB of free internet data.
The offer comes on a day when services of many private cellular operators crashed either due to power failure or network congestion.
For postpaid mobile users, a rental rebate of 7 days and an extension of billing cycle by 15 days has been offered.
Landline and Broadband customers have been offered free local and STD Voice calls for 7 days from December 2 and free data of 100 mb. A news from Hindu…
|03.12.2015|| No plan to disinvest in BSNL, MTNL: Government today said there is no proposal to disinvest stake in BSNL and MTNLBSE 16.35 % as part of their revival strategy.
To a question whether the government has any proposal to disinvest BSNL and MTNL as part their revival strategy, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad replied in the negative.
In a written reply in Lok Sabha, the minster said every attempt with effective monitoring is being undertaken to revive the two companies and make them competitive.
“The results are positive. There is no proposal to disinvest them as part of revival plan,” Prasad said. A news from Economic Times….Please click here for link to news.
|03.12.2015||The date of hearing the seniority case (Rule-206) in Hon’ble Supreme Court is 11.12.2015. The committee constituted by Hon’ble court has already submitted its detail report in this context.|
CS Sh. S.P.S.Yadav along with Joint General Secy. Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj and CP Sh.K.R.Yadav met with GM(Admin) today regarding :
1)financial up-gradation of finance executives from E4 to E5. GM(Admin) explained that some specific quarries were asked by ED and same have been replied. Hopefully the orders will be issued shortly.
2) financial up-gradation of 377 Telecom Executives from E4 to E5. GM(Admin) explained that APAR of 6-7 cases are still awaited . We suggested that the orders for majority executives may be issued and orders for left out cases may be issued later on after receiving required APAR.
Gang making off with MTNL cables caught: A group of former MTNL contract workers were caught red-handed pulling out underground cables from a pit along the main road of New Friends Colony. Police nabbed the gang after getting repeated complaints about disconnection of MTNL lines in the upmarket localities of south Delhi. When the men were confronted by the cops, they tried to evade them by showing a fake work order.
Police officers said that the men had extracted about 200 kilos of wires worth Rs 4 lakh. “A team led by ACP New Friends Colony Anil Yadav and SHO Kuldeep Singh was formed to identify the men and arrest them,” said Mandeep Singh Randhawa, DCP (southeast). A news from Economic Times….
Sh. Srikant Prasad, Area Secy (BB-O) organized a general Body Meeting of all Executives of Broad Band Division on 26th November 2015,It was attended by many executives of Broad Band.
Many issues concerning executives of BB-O area were deliberated. All executives participated in the debate regarding AMC of equipments, a unified NOC for all services of BB-O,3G sim for all executives of BBO, Unhygenic conditions of KBN restrooms etc.
Sh. Rajeeb Kumar, Asst General Secretary(CHQ) replied to the queries of house and also explained the further course of action that will be taken by Association.
It was decided in the meeting that all executives of BB-O will meet every second Friday to discuss the issues related to Executives of BB-O.
Election for formation of a working body were also held and
Sh. P K Tenguria, Sr. SDE(INT) was elected as the President.
Sh. S P Sharma, Manager(SYS II) was elected as Treasurer.
Sh. Pawan, SDE(BCP) was elected as CEC member.
The meeting ended with a vote of thanks by Sh. Maninder Sareen Asst Circle Secretary (Delhi Circle).
CEC of TEAM Delhi circle was held on 27.11.2015 in room no.756 of Kidwai Bhwan ND . It was jam paced session. All newly elected Circle office bearers along with the CEC members of their respective areas reached to attend the meeting. GS along with all CHQ office bearers present in Delhi, also graced the meeting. Meeting was mainly focused on introduction of newly elected office bearers and to set the agenda for this body to be taken with the management.
The meeting was started with the opening remarks of circle President and Circle Secretary . Thereafter introduction was given by each office bearer. Then JGS Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj , AGS Sh. Rajib Kumar, Sh. Ram Gopal, AGS Sh. Mahesh Kukreti, Sr. Vice President Sh. P.C.Sarswat, VP Sh. Ajay Sharma and CFS Sh. Ajay Kumar Placed their view points about various problems pertaining to the Cadre and extended best wishes for newly elected office bearers .
Thereafter many suggestions were placed for resolving the pending matters and GS took serious note of all suggestions. GS deliberated his speech after listening to each Speaker . First of all he extended his best wishes for new team of Delhi circle then he enlightened members about latest developments on various pending HR issues at corporate office. He asked members to be well organized and prepare for resolving these issues. He suggested for much more interaction of office bearers with the base level members so that confidence may be build up among them.
The meeting was ended with the concluding remark of Circle President.
JGS Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj along with Circle President Sh. K.R.Yadav, Circle Secretary Sh. S.P.S. Yadav, Senior leader Sh. Ram Gopal ,AGS Sh. Rajib Kumar, OS CHQ Sh. Sanjeev Kumar,Organising Secy. Sh. R.D.Ahirwar and AS Transmission Sh. S.S.Gupta , met with newly appointed ED Delhi Sh. Harvesh Bhatia ji. TEAM welcomed him on his posting as executives director and assured him for full cooperation of each executives for Financial revival of MTNL.
ED Delhi office issued a list of 110 telecom executives for calling of CR for their financial up-gradation from E5 to E6 . All area secretaries are requested to see the list and make sure for earliest dispatch of the CRs of the executives of their respective areas.
MTNL to improve cell signal in Lutyens’ Delhi: The Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd. (MTNL) said on Wednesday that it has taken a host of measures to overcome the problems of call drops in Delhi.
It has added Base Transceiver Station (BTS), augmented capacity of existing BTSs, optimised various cell level parameters and optimised Radio-Frequency (RF) network through extensive RF drives. “MTNL conducted a RF drive test in Lutyens’ Bungalow Zone area on a road stretch of around 65 km,” said an MTNL spokesperson.
The area covered in the drive were Ashoka Road, India Gate, Rajpath, North Block, South Block, Parliament complex periphery, North Avenue, South Avenue, Raisina Road, Janpath, Sansad Marg, Shanti Path (diplomatic area), Jorbagh, Khan Market, Kaka Nagar, Bapa Nagar, Lodi Estate, Race Course Road and Akbar Road.
A news from Hindu……
It is to inform that CEC meeting of Delhi Circle is scheduled to be held on 27th November , 2015 at 14 hrs. in room no. 756 of Kidwai Bhawan to discuss the following agenda.
It requested that all Divisional Secretaries /Area Secretaries/CEC Members/CWC Members/Circle office bearers and CHQ office bearers present in Delhi should attend the proposed CEC meeting on 27th November 2015 at 14 hrs in room no. 756 of Kidwai Bhawan ND . Please come along with your respective area’s representatives of CEC.
ED Delhi office issued a list of 22 Finance Executives for financial up-gradation from E3 to E4 after successful completion of 5 years of qualifying services.
Telecom ministry issues notices to BSNL, MTNL over poor quality:The telecom ministry has issued notices to state-owned BSNL, MTNL and India Posts after union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad personally took note of citizen complaints over service quality on social media since July.
Prasad, who has over 4.65 lakh followers on Facebook, received the complaints relating to the three departments under his ministry.
“Till date, 102 notices have been issued to departments under this ministry and 64 have been resolved. BSNL now has an official page on Facebook to connect with people,” an official said.
The minister has asked BSNL and other concerns to use the social media, following which it held a workshop for officers in-charge of public grievance redressal in each telecom circle.
On top of that, BSNL has appointed an agency to look into issues raised by subscribers on social media sites. A news from Times of India….
GS wrote a letter to Management of MTNL conveying the list of elected Circle Office Bearers of Delhi unit in circle conference held on 27th October 2015.
|21.11.2015||Our case against LICE for E2 to E3 came up for hearing in CAT on 20.11.2015 , but Hon’ble court has fixed 28.01.2016 as date of hearing.|
Nokia escalates 2-year buy order delay issue to telecom ministry; warning to MTNL : Nokia, which is still awaiting Mahanagar Telephone Nigam to place a purchase order nearly two years after the state-run company certified it as the lowest bidder for a Rs 1,139-crore equipment contract, has escalated the matter by bringing it to the notice of the telecom minister.
The Finnish equipment maker has written a letter to MTNL chairman NK Yadav, copies of which were marked to Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, telecom Secretary Rakesh Garg and the MTNL board, warning that any delay in the issuance of the purchase order would “severely impact MTNL’s revival plan and only help its competitors”. ET has seen a copy of this letter. A news from Economic Times.
ED Delhi office issued order for bifurcation of transmission unit into two areas Transmission (South) and Transmission (North) , The same order contains orders of reshuffling of few General Managers .
Corporate Office issued an office order for LA promotion and transfer of Senior Officers of Delhi Unit.
1)How 74 BSNL towers are changing lives in Bastar : As part of a Rs 3,046-cr plan, the Centre is putting up BSNL mobile towers across Naxal-hit states. Bastar’s 74 towers are changing lives, routines, and security operations. – A news from Indian Express.
2)BSNL in spectrum talks with telcos: Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is keen to cash in on spectrum sharing and trading. The state-run telecom firm is also in talks with private telcos for intra-circle roaming (ICR) agreements to share its passive infrastructure.
ED Delhi office issued 2 lists of Telecom Executives for the missing CR folders required for the financial up-gradation from E4 to E5. Concerned area secretaries are requested to make sincere efforts for speedy completion of CR folders of respective executives of their areas.
ED Delhi office issued list of 18 Finance Executives for calling of CRs for their financial up-gradation from E3 to E4. All Area Secretaries are requested to ensure for timely sending the required CRs of the executives of their respective areas to head quarter.
MTNL to soon launch free roaming: State-run telecom firm MTNL, which offers services in Delhi and Mumbai, will soon launch free roaming scheme, allowing customers to receive calls at no extra cost while traveling across the country.
Elected members of Circle office bearers of TEAM Delhi Circle , in the conference held 27.10.2015.The members are requested to see the list and the details of each office bearers in the list. If any discrepancy noted that may please be intimated to Sh. Ajay Kumar Financial Secy. Delhi for further correction on mobile no: 9868136667.
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ED Delhi office issued a list of 32 telecom executives for look after promotion for post of DE/Sr. Manager.
DoT plans new holding company for BSNL, MTNL: The department of telecommunications (DoT) is actively considering setting up a holding company, with state-run telecom companies Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) as its subsidiaries. The move is expected to revive the ailing public sector undertaking companies, by synergising their operations.
This is one option recommended by IIM-Bangalore in a report on measures for reviving the firms, according to a senior official from the department. The others include delisting MTNL and then merging it with BSNL, and MTNL becoming a subsidiary of BSNL. A news from Business Standard.
salient features of the recommendations of Committee’s report submitted to Hon’ble court for case of Rule-206
Committee pursuant to the direction passed by this Hon‟ble Court in the judgment dated 21.01.2015 has submitted its report . We gathered some salient features of the recommendations of the committee. These are as under:
The committee recommends that:
” 1. The seniority lists submitted by BSNL in compliance with the judgment of the Hon‟ble Court dated 21.01.2015 is in accordance therewith
2.The benefits claimed by 155 BSNL officers as mentioned in Annexure A & B may be accepted and this Hon‟ble Court be pleased to direct BSNL to grant all benefit including promotion with effect from the date when the junior was promoted with all monetary benefits and service status as mentioned in the Annexure D herein to the 155 BSNL officers and all officers similarly situated.
3.This Hon‟ble Court may grant the benefits to the 349 MTNL officers as mentioned in Annexure C herein and this Hon‟ble Court be pleased to direct MTNL to grant all benefit including promotion with effect from the date when the junior was promoted with all monetary benefits and service status as mentioned in the Annexure E herein to the 349 MTNL officers and all officers similarly situated.
4.The rights of the 147 LDCE officers would require consideration by this Hon‟ble Court in the concerned SLPs and the objections of BSNL, the 45 DQE officers, the 270 officers and the 512 officers may kindly be considered while considering the concerned SLPs.
5. The case of 45 officers whose seniority has now been fixed has to be satisfied with the benefit they get on that basis.
6.The case of 270 officers maybe considered by the department in accordance with the seniority lists and BSNL maybe directed to grant all the monetary and service status benefits consequent on their seniority being fixed.
7.The case of 12 officers who were benefited by 2001 seniority lists is to be governed by the present seniority list and they are not entitled to any benefits.
8.In the case of 60 officers who had passed DQE examination in 2003, they are not entitled to any benefits.
9.This Hon‟ble Court may consider the position that on the basis of the seniority lists now submitted by the BSNL and also the officers working in MTNL who were originally under the control of DoT and all officers similarly situated may be granted the consequential monetary and service benefits.
10. DoT/BSNL/MTNL may be directed to consider the case of all officers similarly situated like the 155 officers for BSNL and 349 MTNL officers irrespective of the fact whether they had made any representation before the Committee or not and grant them all the benefits mentioned in sub-paragraph 1 and 2 of paragraph no.214.
11. BSNL may be directed to consider the case of all the officers who have made representations before us including Mr.Ashok Kumar Kaushik and K.S. Sengodan who not only made representations but also made submissions before us.
Accordingly, we submit this report for consideration by this Hon‟ble Court.
ED Delhi office issued transfer order of 14 telecom executives in the interest of service.
|05.11.2015||It is reliably learnt that DPC for financial up-gradation from E3 to E4 and E4 to E5 for Finance Executives has been completed by Delhi Unit.|
ED Delhi unit issued an endorsement and posting order for regular promotion of 70 JAOs to AOs.
The orders for promotions of 139 Finance executives from JAOs to AOs have been issued by Corporate office on 30.10.2015. This is due to consistent persuasion of our association. We congratulate all JAOs colleagues who have been promoted as AOs in this promotion order.
ED Delhi Office issued a list of 110 Telecom Executives for calling CR for Financial up-gradation from E3 to E4 .All Area Secretaries are requested to see the list and make efforts for earliest completion of CRs of Executives of their respective area.
ED Delhi Office issued an order for financial up-gradation from E5 to E6 for 2 executives of Finance.
A meeting of office bearers of TEAM was held with CMD on 29.10.2015 to honour him by presenting shawl and momento . CMD expressed his regret for his absence on 27.10.2015. He congratulated new Circle body and expressed his well wishes for them.
ED Delhi office issued transfer and posting order for 9 AM/.Dy Manager to Broad Band Operation unit.
Celebration of 4th Circle Conference of Delhi Circle was held at CTO SABAHGAR Eastern Court New Delhi on 27.10.2015 from 10 am to 10 pm. Delegates from all areas gathered to witness their own festival. Circle Secy. Mumbai Sh. J.S. Yadav , Circle president Mumbai Sh. G.N.Haragaball along with other Mumbai comrades specially came to grace the occasion and to bless new team of Office bearers.
The function was inaugurated by Sh.N.L.Thangraj CHQ president , Sh. A.K.Kaushik GS along with other Circle & CHQ office bearers by lightening of lamp. Sh. K.R.Yadav ji President of Delhi Circle welcomed all invitees and delegates. He delivered his opening remarks wherein he highlighted all the issues and activities to be taken up in today’s conference. He place a detailed agenda of the conference which was approved by all delegates.
1st agenda was introduction of delegates. All delegates introduced themselves. The Circle office bearers and CHQ office bearers also introduced themselves to house.
Then Sh. Ram Gopal Circle Secretary placed his report for the period w.e.f. 17.05.2012 to 27.10.2015. Wherein he underlined his achievements for organizational activities , welfare work for members and issues raised before Management. After some deliberations with unanimity the report was adopted by house.
Then our retired office bearers were felicitated by house. Sh. N.L.Thangraj CHQ president ,Sh. J.S.Yadav Circle Secy. Mumbai, Sh. G.N.Haragaball Circle President Mumbai, Sh. K.C.Vats Organizing Secy. Delhi, Sh. Chander Dev auditor Delhi, Sh. Somnath CWC member Delhi , Sh. Lalit Sharma CWC member Delhi and Sh. O.P.Gupta Asstt. Circle Secy. Delhi were retired during the tenure of present circle body. All these office bearers were honored by Shawl and momento. All members praised their contribution for this great organization.
Thereafter Sh. Ajay Kumar Circle Finance Secy. Placed account report of the same period. After some quarries and their reply the report was adopted by House.
The house was reorganized for the grand Open Session. CMD and Directors could not make convenient to attend the session due to their sudden meeting in DOT. Sh. A.K.Srivastva Hon’ble Executive Director, Sh. Harvesh Bhatia PGM(D) and Sh. Sanjeev Kumar GM Nehru Place graced the occasion from management Side. Sh. Prahlad Rai GS AIBSNLEA , Sh. Mange Ram Chairman of United forum of union and association and Sh. S.S.Nanada GS RTOWA along with their respective office bearers attended the session. CHQ president welcomed all Guests and blessed us by his opening remark . Then all Guest were honored by Shawl and momento. Sh. Ram Gopal Circle Secy. Read the key note address. Wherein he addressed all the issues helpful for financial rival of the company and raised HR issues of executives which are unsettled since long. Then one by one all guest delivered their speeches and enlightened members for the latest developments of MTNL and regarding recent changed approach of management for providing better quality of Broad Band. Sh. Prahlad Rai ,GS ,AIBSNLEA during his speech expressed his view point that if unresolved issues Between MTNL and BSNL are resolved before proposed merger then only it will be benefited for both company. Sh. A.K.kaushik GS TEAM delivered his speech and clarified members and management both on various issues. He called upon all members to be ready for the battle of 78.2 % IDA neutralization if management does not agree to our legitimate demand. The Vote of thank was placed by Circle President Sh. K.R.Yadav.He expressed his gratitude for all guests and members for their active participation in the open session. The session was ended with singing of National Anthem.
House reassembled after a short break for further proceedings. Circle president appealed the house to elect chairman of election proceeding. House approved the name of our beloved retired leader Sh. S.N.Pandey. Then he declared the present body dissolved.
Election proceedings were conducted by Sh.S.N.Pandey and after some discussion total circle body was elected unanimously. The detailed list of elected office bearers will be uploaded shortly.
BSNL, MTNL in talks with private players for spectrum sharing: Report
State-owned telecom operators – Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) – are reportedly in talks with private players to share spectrum in a bid to reduce losses and improve their revenues.
“We are talking to two-three private operators. We have unutilised spectrum in many locations, in different circles,” a senior BSNL official told Business Standard.
TEAM Delhi Circle office bearers cordially invite all executives to participate in Open Session being organized on the occasion of 4th Circle Conference of Delhi Circle as per following programmme.
Date: 27 October 2015 (Tuesday)
Time: 15.30 Hrs.
Venue: CTO SABHAGAR EASTERN COURT
Please join in en masse to make the function a grand success.
Executives’ Unity Zindabad!! Long Live TEAM !!!
1) BSNL to hike landline tariffs, slash free night callsThe Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has decided to hike the monthly landline tariff from November 1.
The number of calls under the free night-calling facility will also be cut down by half.
The Rs 120, Rs 140 landline plans in the rural category and the Rs 160 plan in the urban category would be dearer by Rs 20 each. The hike will not affect the urban landline customers using the Rs 220 scheme.
The fixed monthly charges for the Economy, Special, One India landline schemes, and various broadband plans will remain unchanged. A news from Media.
2) Disequilibrium | Silver Bullet For Telecom Twins :
For years, one has been hearing about the merger of Indian public sector telecom twins – Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd and MTNL. Every once in a while it surfaces like a trial balloon and then is deflated and forgotten. In September, the periscope resurfaced yet again. Now it is believed ‘yet again’ that the morphing into a single entity process is underway with a timeline attached to it. Effective April 1, 2016, the two state-owned utilities with separate charters – BSNL to serve customers outside of metro Mumbai and Delhi and MTNL with the limited swathe of the two metropolitan cities – are finally likely to become one merged organisation. If this idea fructifies, then one only hopes that the merger is more organised than the infamous Air India- Indian Airlines which after so many years resembles a train wreck. At this juncture, this is the only silver bullet to save the twins – A news from Media.
MTNL Recruitment 2015: Junior Accounts OfficerMahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) has invited applications for recruitment of Junior Accounts Officer (E2 grade). Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the post before December 1. The vacancies are only for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates.
Vacancy details: Total number of vacancies: 2
Name of the post: Junior Accounts Officer (E2 grade)
A news from Indiatoday.in…..
|17.10.2015||Area Secretaries /Divisional Secretaries of TEAM Delhi Unit are requested to be well prepare by motivating members with short meetings, collecting up to date subscription & Conference fee for ensuing Circle conference of TEAM Delhi on 27th October 2015 at CTO SABHAGAR , Eastern Court New. Delhi.|
|17.10.2015||It is reliably learnt that the work of Screening report and Vigilance clearance for regular promotion to the post of AO has been completed by Delhi unit. The same will be sent to Corporate office shortly .|
TEAM Delhi Circle notified its 4th Circle Conference scheduled for 27.10.2015 at CTO Sabhagar Eastern Court,New Delhi
It is for information to one and all DS/AS/CEC Members/Circle office bearers and CHQ office bearers present in Delhi that CEC Meeting of TEAM Delhi is to be held on 12.10.2015 in room no.756 of Kidwai Bhawan ND. The agenda of meeting is as under.
1) 4th Circle Conference of TEAM Delhi to be held on 27.10.2015.
2) Development at CHQ level.
3) Any other point with the permission of chair.
It is requested that please come along with updated subscription and Circle Conference fee and your innovative ideas well in time.
BRIEF DEVELOPMENT OF SENIORITY CASE RULE-206
The committee constituted by Hon’ble Supreme Court to resolve the issue as per directions given on 21/01/2015. The Committee has completed the hearing/argument proceedings on 30/09/2015.The committee has given sufficient opportunity to all concerns to submit their view point. The committee is expected to submit its report to hon’ble Supreme Court by third week of October-2015. We may expect the case can come for hearing on 31/10/2015 in Supreme Court.
|03.10.2015||Our case against LICE for E2 to E3 came up for hearing in CAT on 01.10.2015 , but Hon’ble court has fixed 20.11.2015 as final date of hearing.|
|30.09.2015||It is reliably learnt that IDA for CPSU employees is expected to increase by 5.3% w.e.f. 01.10.2015.|
|28.09.2015||Column: BSNL, MTNL key to resolving call drops:The paper on call drops brought out by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) is timely, but it is unclear whether the imposition of penalties—as Trai has suggested – will really help. As a customer, I am not looking for compensation, I want to be able to complete the call. Trai’s paper, however, doesn’t offer any long-term strategy.This column examines the reasons for call drops, and tries to offer solutions based on that. A column printed in Financial Express. Please click here for reading the full column.|
|23.09.2015||Our WP 4855/2015 in Hon’ble High Court to set aside Senior Management Recruitment Rule and challenging the judgement given in our OA 722/2012 by Hon’ble Principal CAT came up for hearing on 21.09.2015. Hon’ble court has fixed next date of hearing as 15.12.2015.|
|23.09.2015||Our case against LICE for E2 to E3 came up for hearing in CAT on 22.09.2015 , but Hon’ble court has fixed 01.10.2015 as final date of hearing.|
|21.09.2015||Brain Storming Session
A Brain Storming Session was organised by Corporate office of MTNL on 20.09.2015 at 11 hrs in the auditorium of CGO Complex. All office bearers /representatives of Unions and Associations of MTNL were invited to participate in this session specially for discussing the measures to be taken for financial revival of the MTNL. GS along with more than 30 representatives of TEAM participated in the meeting.
Dir. (HR) , Dir.(F), ED Delhi and many General Managers attended the whole session. In beginning the meeting was addressed by ED Delhi, DIr.(HR) and Dir.(Fin) . They all shared their vast experiences with the gathering and shared their fruitful experiments of increasing revenue in their respective tenures of rendered service.
Thereafter GS of Majority Union Sh. Dharam Singh ,GS of MEA Sh. V.K.Tomar ,GS of Senior Executive Association Sh. Rajendra Prasad and GS of SC/ST Welfare union Sh.K.P.Singh addressed the gathering . All of these leaders shared their important views regarding increase in revenue of MTNL. CMD noted main points of all speakers.
Then our GS addressed the gathering and placed the view point of TEAM regarding the discussing subject.He emphasised on decision making process must be quick and result oriented. The present style wherein the decisions are being pending for a long will not only demotivate the workers but will have negative impact on the profit earning of MTNL. He asked CMD that where ever Fibre working is involved that must be done on priority so that best and reliable service maybe rendered; but wherever our esteemed subscribers are connected to our network through copper cable those services should not be ignored. That old net work demands many stored materials which are not being provided in sufficient quantity since long. As a result the present network is not being maintained properly. He assured CMD that our executives and employees have same gravity of concern about financial position of the company and they will not hesitate to give 100% of their efforts for making company profitable but at the same time their legitimate rights of pending neutralisation of 78.2% IDA, implementation of next pay commission for CPSUs and other pending HR issues cannot be ignored . MTNL has to fulfil its commitments for betterment of its employees and in turn the best output of employees/executives will make company financial viable .
After listening all main speakers a short session of interaction was done. wherein some 7-8 different representatives of different Unions/Associations kept their views/suggestions and CMD replied them. Lastly CMD addressed the gathering and expressed his overjoyed views for this type interaction with unions/associations. He told that he never thought that associations/unions are having same type of worries for the poor financial position of company as management is worried. He answered one by one to all quarries raised by different leaders of unions/Associations . He assured that where ever there is short fall in stored items for maintenance purpose that will be fulfil on priority. Then he answered to specific issue for decision making procedure raised by our GS. He asked Dir.(HR) for issuing instructions to one and all ; that who so ever is denying to tenders he must be asked for explanations . He asked officers for taking decisions promptly for execution of priority works. At last he thanked one and all for attending the meeting and he announced that this type of interaction will be on quarterly basis.
It is for information to one and all office bearers of Division Level/ Area level/ CEC members/ Circle office bearers/CWC members and CHQ office bearers present in Delhi are requested to attend urgent CEC on 19.09.2015 (Today) at 14 hrs. in room no.756 of Kidwai Bhawan for the important discussion in view of the meeting with CMD to be held on Sunday ( 20.09.2015)
|19.09.2015||GS along with JGS Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj , CHQ Adviser Sh. P.C.Sarswat ,CP Sh.K.R.Yadav and AGS Sh.S.P.S.Yadav were called by Dir.HR on 18.09.2015. He invited GS along with all office bearers of association to attend the meeting called by Corporate office on Sunday (20.09.2015). This meeting will be addressed by CMD and Representatives of Unions and Associations. All have been requested to come up with workable solutions and valuable suggestions for financial revival of the company .|
It is for information to all Divisional Secy./Area Secy./CEC members/Circle office bearers/ CHQ office bearers that a meeting has been organised by corporate office on 20.09.2015 at 10 am in auditorium of CGO complex. This meeting will be addressed by CMD MTNL. Please reach well in time to secure your seat to avoid any inconvenience
GS wrote a letter to CMD regarding holding of DPCs timely for all cadres of all streams. He referred two letters of ministry of Personal, Public grievances and pension on the mentioned subject .
1) Please click here for copy of letter by GS. 2) Please click here for copy of letter of Ministry of Personal Public Grievance and Pension dated : 28.01.2015 3) Please click here for copy of letter of Ministry of Personal Public Grievance and Pension dated : 23.04.2015
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|17.09.2015||GS wrote a letter to CMD regarding review and modification in MTNL Senior Management recruitment rule-2008 at par with DOT and BSNL, so that officers/executives who are diploma holders and are having more than 20 to 35 years of service should not be deprived of their legitimate promotion to the grade of Executive Engineer(Civil/Electrical). 1)Please click here for copy of letter by GS. 2) Please click here for copy of orders of DOT. 3) Please click here for copy of order of BSNL.|
|13.09.2015||Circle Executive Meeting of TEAM, Mumbai was held on 10-09-2015 at Conference Hall, 7th Floor, Prabhadevi Telephone Exchange Building. The CEC was chaired by Com. Haraghball, Circle President. Com. A.K. Kaushik, GS, Com. N.L. Thangaraj, HQ President, Com.J.S. Yadav, Circle Secretary, Mumbai and Com. R.R. Mishra, Jt. GS, among others, attended the meeting.
After opening remarks by the CP, members raised various issues like shortage of Executives in Accounts & Finance and other wings, Denial of E-3 Financial up-gradation after 4 years in respect of executives before 2007, delay in DPC and promotions, issues of local transfers, recent meetings by CMD, shortage of materials etc. The position on MTNL-BSNL merger, reduction of retirement age were also raised by the members.
CS, Com. J.S. Yadav detailed the activities of Circle Association with specific details on the local issues raised by the members.
Thereafter, the issue of holding the next Circle Conference was discussed. It was decided that the Circle conference will be held on 28-10-2015. CS appealed to collect a Donation of Rs.1,000 from all the members towards the conference expenses. He also appealed to collect Rs.600 as one year subscription from the members who had not yet paid subscription for 2015.
Com. R.R. Mishra, Jt GS and Com. N.L. Thangaraj, HQ President spoke about the strengthening the activities of TEAM at various levels.
Com. A.K. Kaushik, GS, in his elaborate speech touched upon the issues raised by the members. He detailed the urgent need for achieving 78.2% fitment, grant of one option for Pro-Rata Pensioners for combined service pension, restructuring in Civil & Electrical wings, Hindi Officers and Stenographers before the impending MTNL-BSNL merger. He explained the progress made in 206 Seniority case. He also specified the issues related to HR section on DPC and promotions.
Com. GS also mentioned the efforts of TEAM in stopping the MTNL management’s proposal for reduction of retirement age to 58 as well as the move on compulsory low gradings in APAR.
The meeting ended with vote of thanks by Com. Jagtap, ACS.
|11.09.2015||ED Delhi office issued list of 87 Finance Executives for calling of CR for regular promotion from JAO to AO. Please click here for copy of letter.|
|11.09.2015||Shri. Bhai Jagtap, MLC and President of MTNL Workers’ Union, Mumbai and Com. A. K. Kaushik, GS led a delegation of officer bearers and members of TEAM and Workers Union in the meeting with Shri. N.K. Yadav, CMD on 08.09.2015 in Telephone House, Mumbai.Shri. Bhai Jagtap welcomed the efforts of the CMD in revival of MTNL and specifically in Wireless and Broadband sections. He assured the support of employees. CMD explained the current financial position of the Company and his efforts to improve the income on one hand and reduce the expenditure on the other hand. He promised that all tools will be made available. He derailed the efforts made in Central Area in Delhi to improve the GSM services and plan for FTTH to nearly 700/800 MPs’ Houses. The CMD appreciated the achievement of Pension issue by us. He also spoke about the issue of merger of MTNL and BSNL. The problems related to HR issues and Medical Insurance were highlighted by Com. GS and other speakers and CMD assured that he is seized of the matters.|
|11.09.2015||Area Secy. (NP) Sh. Mukesh Aggarwal arranged an introductory meeting on 10.09.2015 with newly joined GM(NP) Sh.Sanjeev Kumar. CS Sh. Ram Gopal, CP Sh. K.R.Yadav and ACS Sh. N.S.Sikrwar , VP Sh. Dohre ,DS Tuglkabad Sh. S.P.Singh, Sh. Ramesh CEC Member, Sh. Salim Ansari and Sh. B.D.Sharma also joined him in the meeting. CS welcomed him and assured full cooperation of executives for the betterment of Services of MTNL. We further discussed regarding shortage of staff and executives in some areas . we suggested him for rotation transfer of executives and non executives may resolve this problem. We asked him for providing better resources and complete store items for better results expected from us for betterment of services.He assured us to take positive action for resolving these problems very soon.|
|11.09.2015||A)Circle Secy. Delhi Sh. Ram Gopal arranged an introductory meeting on 09.09.2015 with newly joined PGM(D) Sh.Harvesh Bhatia. CP Sh. K.R.Yadav and Mahesh Kukreti AGS also joined him in the meeting. CS welcomed him and assured full cooperation of executives for the betterment of Services of MTNL. We further discussed the following issues with him: 1)Shortage of materials : He told that he is having full knowledge of shortage items and now on this opportunity as PGM(D) he will try to meet out all shorted items very soon. 2) Redeployment of executives and non executives: He appreciated our approach for betterment of services. He assured us to take positive steps in this direction. 3)Shortage of Staff at Pension cell in Karol Bagh, Prasad Nagar and HQ: We described him that due to shortage of executives and staff at pension cell and other accounting divisions , work is being affected and delayed. Therefore it is high time for posting the staff and executives from surplus areas to the desired area. We have also suggested him some areas from where some staff and executives may be diverted . He assured us to take necessary steps in this direction. B)Circle Secy. Delhi Sh. Ram Gopal arranged an introductory meeting on 09.09.2015 with newly joined GM(OP) Smt.Kiran Dubey. CP Sh. K.R.Yadav and AS HQ Sh. Hari Singh also joined him in the meeting. CS welcomed her and assured full cooperation of executives for the betterment of Services of MTNL.|
|10.09.2015||MTNL and BSNL to merge in December – The Pioneer…. The much-awaited Government plan for merger of two State-owned telecom firms has taken a final shape as Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) are all set to start functioning as a single new entity from the next financial year. The name of the proposed new entity will be declared soon by the Government, while the merger will happen by the end of December. The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is working on the issue, and after the merger both the public sector telecom firms will synergise operations by offering their services across the country as a single entity. “Though the decision on merging BSNL and MTNL is expected to happen by December-end this year, the other pre-merger procedures of the Government will continue till March 31, 2016. The proposed newly-formed entity will start its operation at the beginning of the next financial year in April 2016,” a highly-placed Government source told The Pioneer on Sunday. Please click here for link to news.|
|08.09.2015||Our case against LICE for E2 to E3 came up for hearing in CAT today , but Hon’ble court has fixed 22.09.2015 as final date of hearing.|
|08.09.2015||GS has gone to Mumbai to attend the meeting of United Forum of Union and Associations of Mumbai with Sh. N.K.Yadav CMD MTNL to be held on 08.09.2015|
|07.09.2015||Gen. Secy. has attended the 29th All India Conference of Sanchar Nigam Executive Association at Jaipur, Rajasthan. The open session of SNEA was well organized. The Open session was attended by the CMD, BSNL, Director (CFA), BSNL, CGM, Rajasthan Circle, Com. VAN Namboodari, President , BSNLEU, Com. Chakraborty, Dy.Gen.Secy., BSNLEU, Com Chandeshwar Singh, Gen. Secy., NFTE, Com. V.K.Tomar, Gen. Secy, MEA alongwith other trade Union Leaders of various union and association of BSNL. The General Secretary , SNEA has raised the issue of BSNL and MTNL merger in his key note address. Gen. Secy. addressed the Open Session held on 5th Sept. 2015. During his address has given emphasis on the issue of merger of BSNL & MTNL and said that merger of BSNL & MTNL is the need of the hour. As far as HR issues are concerned, G.S said that there should be an essential parity between scales & promotions of executives of BSNL and MTNL. The scales of BSNL executives has to be immediately brought at par with the scales of MTNL executives. In the end Gen. Secy, thanked the President and Gen. Secy. SNEA for inviting him in the open session and giving time for addressing the open session.|
|07.09.2015||ED Delhi office issued a list of 22 finance executives for financial up-gradation from E3 to E4. Please click here for copy of letter.|
|04.09.2015||ED Delhi office issued two lists for calling of CRs for civil executives as follows. 1) For financial up-gradation of 18 Civil Executives from E5 to E6. Please click here for copy of letter. 2)For Financial up-gradation of 16 Civil Executives from E4 to E5. Please click here for copy of letter.|
|03.09.2015||The committee constituted under the chairmanship of Hon’ble judge Sh. Ramamurthi and Dr. D.K.Sharma have met on 02.09.2015 at Raman centre Lodhi Road New Delhi to discuss the issue pertain to Rule-206. After hearing the views of advocate of BSNL the next date of hearing has been fixed for 23.09.2015.|
|.03.09.2015||Our case against LICE for E2 to E3 came up for hearing in CAT today , but Hon’ble court has fixed 08.09.2015 as final date of hearing.|
|01.09.2015||United Forum of MTNL, Mumbai formed at a meeting held in BKC under the leadership of Com. A.K.Kaushik, GS, TEAM. Members of TEAM, MEA and Workers’ Union present in the meeting joined the Forum. It was resolved that aspiring like minded Unions and Associations will be accommodated in the Forum. It was decided that all common issues affecting MTNL and its cadre will be taken up with management through this forum. Implementation of 78.2 % will be taken up on top priority.|
|01.09.2015||ED Delhi office issued a list of eligible AM of various streams for calling of CR for financial up-gradation from E2 to E3. Please click here for copy of letter.|
|01.09.2015||Corporate office constituted a committee for settle the pay anomaly cases due to 2nd pay commission of IDA for executives and non executives . Please click here for the copy of letter.|
|01.09.2015||GS alongwith JGS Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj , AGS Sh. Mahesh Kukreti, AGS Sh. S.P.S. Yadav, AGS Sh. Rajib kumar , CP Sh. K.R.Yadav and CS Sh. Ram Gopal ji met with CMD & Member Services on 28.08.2015 and the following main points were discussed. Detailed discussion on improvement in services of MTNL took place . We have assured CMD that our executives will be fully involved in the improvement of services so as to provide telecom service in MTNL Delhi and Mumbai to our esteemed subscribers. We have also taken a note on the advices given by CMD regarding services and we have assured him that we will execute the suggestions with full sincerity and dedication. We have also drawn his kind attention for the difficulties of executives working in field. CMD in turn assured us that he will take of all the issues raised by us.He further informed us that he will bring synergy and tariff parity between BSNL and MTNL. Discussion was also held for pending HR issues with CMD . We have requested him to direct the HR section for completing all the pending DPCs of various cadres at corporate office. He assured us that he will direct HR section to complete all the pending DPCs and issue promotion orders without any further delay. We have also discussed about the matter which was widely spread among the MTNL employees that MTNL management is proposing to reduce the age of retirement from 60 to 58 . We have brought the prose and cones related to this issue. CMD after having a detailed discussion on the matter assured us that this proposal will not be further pursued. The meeting was ended with a positive note and our association assured CMD for its full cooperation in his endeavor to bring back those golden days of MTNL.|
|31.08.2015||It is for information to Senior Citizens and Retired Officers that they all are welcome to join the retirement expo “Celebrating age” 2015 on 5th and 6th September, two days healthy ageing lifestyle event at PHD Chamber of Commerce, PHD House, August Kranti Marg at Siri Institutional area. Time is 10 AM to 6 PM|
Corporate office MTNL issued transfer order for General Managers.
Corporate office issued reminder to Delhi and Mumbai units for sending Screening report and vigilance clearance report for 10 executives of Electrical wing for their regular promotion from AE to Ex. Enggr. CS of Mumbai and Delhi units are requested to accelerate the procedure for earliest disposal of the quarry.
It is for information to one and all that CEC of TEAM Delhi is scheduled on 28.08.2015 at 14 hrs. in room no.756 of Kidwai Bhawan. All DS/AS/Circle office bearers/ CEC members and CHQ office bearers present in Delhi are requested to attend the meeting positively. As already decided by earlier CEC all Participants are requested to come with updated contribution. It is further requested that please come with proposed dates for division level meeting in your respective areas so that physical contribution of base level members may be boosted.
|27.08.2015||Our WP 4855/2015 in Hon’ble High Court to set aside Senior Management Recruitment Rule and challenging the judgment given in our OA 722/2012 by Hon’ble Principal CAT came up for hearing on 26.08.2015. Reply was to be filed by MTNL.. But MTNL did not file the same and urged for some more time .Hon’ble court has fixed next date of hearing as 21.09.2015.|
|26.08.2015||CWC conference of AIBSNLEA is being held at Kolkata .Yesterday i.e. on 25.08.2015 . There was an open session where CMD BSNL Sh. Anupam Srivastva was chief Guest. GS TEAM Sh. A.K.Kaushik was one of invitee and he addressed the gathering. Here are some of his views deliberated in that Session ( with thanks from AIBSNLEA Site): “……. Shri A.K. Kaushik, General Secretary, TEAM in his speech mentioned that the presence of the CMD BSNL has changed the scenario and all are comfortable. If the management start understanding its employees and their problems, there is no need for BSNL to appoint any experts in any field. The strong confidence of CMD BSNL and CMD MTNL on its work force is tremendous and overwhelming. He mentioned that the executives of MTNL and BSNL were the erstwhile DoT employees and were separated by the policy of the Govt. we should not be afraid of the competition. We should concentrate on the quality of service. No person recruited from outside can give any output which the internal executives with experience cannot do. The private operators has come to such a situation with the support and work of the ex-executives of BSNL / MTNL only. He requested Director (CFA) to take up the case of merger of BSNL & MTNL to get the PAN India status for the Govt. service provider. He expressed his sincere gratitude for giving an opportunity to address the gathering and to meet the old friends of DOT era…..”|
|26.08.2015||Corporate Office wrote a letter to Delhi and Mumbai unit calling of CR and Screening report of 155 finance executives for regular promotion from JAO to AO. Please click here for copy of letter.|
GS wrote a letter (2 nd Reminder ) to CMD regarding MTNL Senior Management Trainee (E-5 Grade) Recruitment process 2012- Fraudulent Actions thereof leading to cancellation of the process.
|22.08.2015||GS wrote a letter to CMD for inordinate delay in holding of DPCs of Executives due to Mal-functioning of HR cell. Please click here for copy of letter.|
|21.08.2015|| CEC Meeting of TEAM Delhi held on 20.08.2015 at 14hrs in room no. 756. All CEC members attended the meeting. President Sh. K.R.Yadav presided over the meeting. Point discussed and unanimously adopted were as follows:
|20.08.2015|| Comrade Manoj Malohtra AS OF GM Central Area organized a general body meeting of executives of Kidwai Bhawan Division on 19.08.2015 during lunch hours in room no.756. The meeting was attended by all executives of KBN Division. From CHQ and circle GS Sh. A.K.Kaushik along with JGS Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj, CS Delhi Sh. Ram Gopal , CFS Delhi Sh. Ajay Kumar, ACS Sh. S.S.Asija and AS BB Sh. Maninder Sareen participated in the meeting. The meeting was presided over by Sh. Manohar lal ji. CAO.
During course of discussion many problems like shortage of executives/employees , shortage of vehicle and peripherals were raised by executives. Members raised the quarries about one time option for pro-rata pensioners and extension of CGHS facility to MTNL employees.
CS Comrade Ram Gopal Ji addressed the house and assured members for raising these issues before management and asked members for their participation in the proposed Circle Conference .
GS comrade Sh. A.K.Kaushik ji addressed the gathering and explained about progress of many HR issues raised by TEAM before management. He asked members to be united and dedicate themselves for improvement of services of MTNL as well as for association .
|20.08.2015|| Comrade Ajay Atri AS OF GM BCP Area organized a general body meeting of executives of BCP area on 18.08.2015 during lunch hours. The meeting was attended by huge number of executives. From CHQ and circle GS Sh. A.K.Kaushik along with AGS Sh. Rajib Kumar, CP Delhi Sh. K.R.Yadav , CFS Delhi Sh. Ajay Kumar and ACS Sh. S.S.Asija were participated in the meeting. The meeting was presided over by Sh. B.M. Scahdeva ji. CAO.
Members placed their important views and suggestions regarding the problems faced by them in day to day working and for improvement of work culture of MTNL. Some important points discussed were as follows:
Comrade Ajay Kumar addressed the house and clarified many points with regard to opening of Sanchar Haat and NCR counters on week off days. The members were asked for preparing a detailed sheet of Vehicles with their working conditions and he assured these points will be raised to administration in the next meeting. Comrade K.R.Yadav addressed the house and he assured the members for raising the point of shortage of finance executives and subordinate staff before the management. He briefed the members regarding proposed Circle conference to be held very shortly and requested members for their whole hearted participation in the event. GS addressed the meeting and explained about concrete approach of motivation adopted by CMD. He praised working of CMD and congratulated him for bringing the MTNL out of inertia. However he assured all executives that whatever points they have raised will be placed before management for getting resolve. Thereafter he explained the progress of HR issues and other issues which are being raised by TEAM time to time. AS Comrade Ajay Atri also addressed the house and appealed each executive for earliest depositing their respective financial contribution to cashier.
Thereafter Comrade. Sachdeva ji thanked each members and Circle CHQ office bearers for participation in the meeting and declared the meeting concluded.
ED Delhi office issued a letter for posting of 34 CAO who got regular promotion by corporate office on 29.07.2015.
|19.08.2015||ED Delhi issued a list of transfer of 6 Telecom Executives of Transmission to Central area. please click here for copy of letter.|
1) United forum wrote a letter to Secretary DOT for thanking and expressing gratitude for releasing a letter for payment of pension arrears for the retirees of MTNL who retired prior to 01.01.2007.
2) Jt.CCA (Admin) from DOT wrote a letter to GM(F) MTNL in which he has been asked pass on the necessary guidelines regarding processing the pension case and distribution Government PPOs to MTNL CSO pensioners.
MTNL reports Rs 744.97 crore loss for Q1-FY16; Cellular revenues 21% of total: State run telco MTNL has reported yet another quarter of losses: Rs 744.97 crore loss for the quarter ended September 30, 2014, up 1.6% from Rs 733.2 crore loss in the previous quarter but up 25.2% from Rs 595.11 crore loss in the same quarter last year.
The total operational revenue for MTNL also dipped 6.5% to Rs 800.2 crore for the quarter, from Rs 856.02 crore in the same quarter last year. Basic Services: Revenues from Basic (Fixed line and Broadband) services continues to dominate MTNL’s revenues, with the segment reporting revenues of Rs 640.78 crore for the quarter, down 4.4% from Rs 670.48 crore in the same quarter last year, and down 6.9% from Rs 688.05 crore in the last sequential quarter. A news on MEDIANAMA….. Please click here for link to news.
|15.08.2015||Govt/ DoT has agreed to pay the arrears soon to pensioners who have been retired prior to 1/1/2007 as informed by Director finance today ie.15 th Aug 15 to shri A K Kaushik, G.S,TEAM. Please click here for copy of order|
MTNL wrote a letter to DOT regarding extension of CGHS facility to MTNL retired employees. This letter is in modification to earlier letter of date 21.07.2015 ,on the subject of Mapping of scales of MTNL employees with central Govt. employees .
|14.08.2015||WISHING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY A VERY HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY
It is for kind information to DS/AS/CEC members/CWC members/Circle Office bearers /CHQ office bearers present in Delhi that CEC meeting of Delhi Circle is scheduled to be held on 20.08.2015 at 14 hrs sharp in room no. 756 of Kidwai Bhawan, ND.
The agenda of the meeting is as follows:
It is requested that all eligible office bearers should reach well in time to attend the CEC on 20.08.2015.
|14.08.2015|| GS along with JGS Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj , AGS Sh. S.P.S.Yadav, AGS Sh.Rajib Kumar, AGS Sh. R.S.Nair , CS Mumbai Unit Sh. J.S.Yadav, CP Mumbai Unit Sh. G.N.Haragaball , CP Delhi Unit Sh. K.R.Yadav met with Member Service and CMD of MTNL Sh. N.K.Yadav on 13.08.2015 at Sanchar Bhawan ND. The meeting was held in very cordial atmosphere and the following points were discussed.
CMD responded very positively. TEAM assured our fullest cooperation in his endeavour. Please click here for pictures of meeting.
|13.08.2015||Government has decided to pay the pension arrears for the combined service pension optees of MTNL for the period from 01.01.2007 to 30.09.2012 which was not paid by MTNL . Please click here for the copy of order.|
VRS for MTNL, BSNL employees likely soon: In a move to revive the cash-strapped State-run Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL), the Government is likely to announce Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS) for their employees soon. Those employees who are willing to avail such benefits must come under an eligibility criteria in which the beneficiary must have completed 31 years of total service or must have attained an age of 55 years in the organisation.
“The long-pending demand has been in Department of Telecom (DoT) for long time now. During the previous Government regime, the representatives of both MTNL and BSNL had submitted their request to avail the VRS benefits. At present, keeping the Government’s revival mode in view for these two State-owned telcos, the DoT is examining such proposal minutely. I think the VRS is a viable option to cut costs for which we are planning a favourable VRS plan for their employees soon,” a Government functionary involved in the process told The Pioneer on Tuesday.A News from Pioneer…..
|12.08.2015|| NEWS FROM MEDIA
24 CPSEs including NHPC, SAIL, MTNL functioning without full-time chief: Government :As many as 24 central public sector enterprises (CPSEs) including NHPC, Oil India, SAIL, MTNL and HMT Watches do not have a full-time chief at present, Parliament was today informed.
“As per available information, there are 24 CPSEs which presently do not have regular Managing Director (MD)/ Chairman & Managing Director (CMD)/ Chairman,” Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises G M Siddeshwara said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha. A news from Economic Times…..
|11.08.2015||ED Delhi office issued a list of financial up-gradation for telecom executives from E4 to E5. Please click here for copy of letter.|
|11.08.2015||DOPT issued an order regarding full pension for the Pre 2006 retirees on completion of 20 year of service. Pro-rata pension optees in MTNL whose service was 20 year on date of their respective date of absorption will be benefited by this order. Please click here for copy of the letter.|
|07.08.2015||ED Delhi Office issued a list of 25 finance executives for calling of CR for financial up-gradation from E4 to E5. Please click here for copy of letter.|
|06.08.2015||Sh. K.R. Yadav Circle president arranged an introductory meeting with recently joined GM(Admin.) Delhi Sh. D.N.Mishra. The meeting was attended by GS Sh. A.K.Kaushik, Adviser Sh. P.C.Sarswat AGS Sh. S.P.S.Yadav, AGS Sh. Rajib Kumar , CP Delhi Sh. K.R.Yadav, circle FS Sh. Ajay Kumar , AFS Sh. N.K.Bhatia and AS (HQ) Sh.Hari Singh on 04.08.2015 at 17.00 hrs. GS and Circle president greeted GM(admin)with flower bouquet and congratulated him on his promotion. Various points for all around development of network were discussed. Shortage of vehicle and redeployment of man power were the main point of discussion. GM(admin) assured us to come up with solution in short time.|
|06.08.2015||ED Delhi office issued a transfer list of DE and SDE. Please click here for copy of orders.|
1)MTNL up 6%; to get Rs 458 cr as compensation for spectrum:
The Cabinet also approved an extension of financial support Rs 458.04 crore to MTNL on surrender of 800 MHz CDMA carriers in few of their circles. MTNL had surrendered spectrum in Delhi and Mumbai (two carriers of 1.25 MHz each). A news from Money control…..
Please click here for link to news2)Cabinet Approves Financial Assistance to BSNL, MTNL: New Delhi: In a bid to revive the flagging fortunes of BSNL, the government on Wednesday approved hiving off the state-owned firm’s tower business into a new company as well as compensating it and MTNL Rs 627.20 crore for 800 MHz CDMA spectrum that they surrendered. According to a source, the Union Cabinet has given ‘in principle’ approval for hiving off mobile tower assets of BSNL into a separate company, which will help the state-run company improve its financial position by unlocking the value of its mobile towers. A news from NDTV…..
|04.08.2015||Sh. K.R. Yadav Circle president arranged an introductory meeting with recently joined ED Delhi Sh. A.K.Srivastva. The meeting was attended by GS Sh. A.K.Kaushik, JGS Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj, Organizing Secy. Sh. Sanjeev Kumar, AGS Sh. S.P.S.Yadav, AGS Sh. Rajib Kumar , CP Delhi Sh. K.R.Yadav, circle FS Sh. Ajay Kumar and ACS Sh. S.S.Asija on 03.08.2015 at 15.30 hrs. GS and Circle president greeted ED with flower bouquet and congratulated him on his promotion. We assured him for all around support for the targets of making MTNL financial viable. We expressed him that until the problems of executives will be addressed the executives cannot put their 100% efforts for the company. Therefore HR problems of executives may please be addressed on priority . Thereafter we discussed about shortage of man/machine/tools/vehicles. ED assured us on each issue for earliest solution.|
|04.08.2015||GS along with Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj JGS and Sh. K.R.Yadav CP Delhi met with GM(HR) in corporate office on 30.07.2015 to discuss the following points: 1) Retired AOs not considered for the promotion of CAO regular. We raised this issue and quoted the DOPT guideline about the retired persons who are eligible to be promoted and fall under zone of consideration for promotion should have been considered in this promotion list. (We have already sent a letter to corporate office on this subject for registering our protest). GM HR told that they have sent this case for seeking the approval of Board of Directors. 2) We raised the issue of Delay in JAO to AO regular promotion: GM HR agreed that there is delay in this issue.We suggested him that some candidates who could not be promoted in Feb-2013, a review DPC HAS to be conducted for them in addition to that for balance number of vacancies CR are to be called for Promotion by corporate office itself so that DPC can be conducted as per DPC calendar in august 2015. 3) Regular Promotion order for SDE to DE: We raised this issue before him and expressed dissatisfaction among executives over this issue. We told him that Screening report along with Vigilance clearance report from both Delhi and Mumbai unit have been sent to corporate office in Dec-2014 but the promotion orders have not been issued so far. We place the example of BSNL where the orders for same cadre are being issued time to time. we requested to issue the promotion order on priority as every month eligible officers are retiring. GM HR requested to GS visit BSNL corporate office along with representative from HR section to see information so that the issue can be resolved. 4) Status of RR of AM (HR, Marketing, Legal etc): we pointed out that the carrier prospects of direct recruit Assistant Manager in different disciplines have been blocked in the absence of RRs for them. We requested to finalize RR so that promotion maybe given to executives. He told that that corporate office is working on that. 5) Issue related to stenographers: we pointed out our concern regarding abnormal delay in settlement of stenographers case. GM HR assured to re-examine the case and sit together to resolve the issue in days to come. 6) We raised the issue of delay in settling the issue of extending CGHS facility to retired employees: We conveyed him the dissatisfaction of the retired employees over unnecessary delay on this issue. GM (HR) described various steps involved in this issue and he told that for scale mapping a letter has already been sent to DOT in this regard.|
|03.08.2015||Sh. Manoj Malohtra Area Secretary Central area of TEAM Delhi unit arranged an introductory meeting with recently joined Sh. Naresh Khanna Area GM Central area. The meeting was attended by Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj JGS, Sh. K.R.Ydav CP Delhi, Sh. Ajay Kumar CFS Delhi, Sh. Manoj Malhotra AS, Sh.C. P.Kalyan Area FS, Sh. Rawat. AS welcomed Sh. Naresh Khanna ji for his new assignment. We assured him for full corporation of each executives of Central area for betterment of area. GM asked us to mobilise our executives for putting their extra efforts by which we may bring some parameters to the level of satisfaction of VVIP subscribers of Central area as well as of management.He further told management is very much focused on central area and expecting some outstanding results from executives of Central area. We listened carefully to GM and assured him for best co-operation of executives for improvement of area but side by side we made him aware of many problems of executives of central area. We asked him for overall rehabilitation of computer hardware , shortage of vehicles and shortage of stored items. Problems related to deposit of bills of Leased lines and Toll free numbers at Eastern Court NCR counters was discussed in detail . GM assured to take up this issue with competent authorities.|
|03.08.2015||Sh. R.B.Aggarwal Area Secretary West of TEAM Delhi unit arranged an introductory meeting with recently joined Sh. Rajendra Prasad Area GM West area . The meeting was attended by Sh. Rajib Kumar AGS, Sh. R. B. Aggarwal AS, Sh. Shailendra Singh ACS, Sh. T.D.Singh VP, Sh. Mukul Tiwari, Sh. O.D.Sharma, Sh. C.B.Sharma and Sh. M.S.Yadav area executives. The meeting was held in very cordial atmosphere. GM asked for whole hearted contribution of executives towards the targets given by Hon’ble CMD for his vision of financial revival of MTNL. We assured him for our hundred percent contribution for improving the services . Thereafter we underlined the problems of executives of West area regarding shortage of man power, testing equipments, vehicles ,computer hardware and software. GM (west) replied that he is aware of some problems and will try to resolve them within present financial limitation .|
|01.08.2015||1) ED Delhi office issued endorsement order for 146 executives who were promoted from AM/JTO to DM/SDE. Please click here for copy of orders. 2) ED Delhi office issued a list of 378 probable telecom executives for calling of CR whose financial up-gradation from E4 to E5 is due. Please click here for copy of letter.|
1) Nokia Networks differs from Ravi Shankar Prasad, says deal with MTNL on : Reacting to a news item published yesterday on various platforms, telecom equipment supplier Nokia Networks on Friday clarified that it has not rejected the purchase order from MTNL. The public sector telecom firm seeks to expand its network and Nokia Networks turned out to be the lowest bidder when the tender was floated last year. “Nokia Networks was awarded L1 in the MTNL tender in January 2014 and subsequently in March 2015 an Advance Purchase Order (APO) was offered and has already submitted the Bank Guarantee. MTNL management accepted the TEC (technical evaluation committee) recommendations to mutually discuss and agree with the L1 bidder the final security agreement. Nokia is extremely keen to work closely with MTNL business and partner them in their vision to provide world-class services to their customers,” a Nokia Networks statement said.
Please click here for link to news. 2) Nokia rejects MTNL’s purchase order for network expansion : Long-pending network expansion plan of MTNLBSE -0.79 % may get delayed further as telecom equipment supplier Nokia Networks, which was the lowest bidder for the project, has rejected the purchase order from the PSU. “MTNL placed an Advance Purchase Order on March 4, 2015, on Nokia Solutions and Networks India Ltd. In response, the vendor has not accepted the security clause in the APO,” Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad informed the Lok Sabha in a written reply. A news from Economic Times…
|31.07.2015||Com. J.S.Yadav, Circle Secretary, TEAM, Mumbai along with Com. G.N.Haragabal, President, Com. Jeyananth, Treasurer, Com.R.R.Mishra, JGS, Com. Jagtap, ACS and Com. K.K.Reddy, ACS welcomed Shri. Praveen Punj Who succeeded Shri. Peeyush Agrawal as ED, MTNL, Mumbai. ED was appraised about formation of MTNL Executive Forum and he had promised meeting with Forum soon.|
We will miss you Bharat Ratan Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Sir. !!!
|30.07.2015||Regular Promotion Ao to CAO List which has been received as modified. please click here to view the list.|
|30.07.2015||TEAM has challenged the Judgement given by Principle Bench , CAT , New Delhi in our case OA NO. 722/2012 to set aside Senior Management RR in MTNL . This case came to hearing on 29.07.2015. Hon’ble court has fixed 26th August 2015 as next date of hearing.|
|30.07.2015||1)Corporate office issued transfer and posting orders for ITS officers working in Delhi and corporate office. Sh. A.K.Srivastva has been posted as ED Delhi. Please click here for copy of letter. 2) Sh. Peeyush A ED Mumbai , who was selected as Advisor has been relieved for his new assignment and Sh. Praveen Punj has been posted as ED Mumbai.|
|30.07.2015||ED Mumbai office issued a letter of posting for the executives who got their regular promotion from AM to DM. Please click here for copy of letter.|
|29.07.2015||Congratulation !!! Congratulation !!! Congratulation !!! Much awaited orders for Regular promotion from AO to CAO have been issued by Corporate Office today. We wish all 61 promoted executives for their new assignment. There are some correction to originally loaded list therefore the list will be uploaded as soon as available. We regret for inconvenience caused to our members.|
|27.07.2015||ED Delhi office issued Financial up-gradation to following executives. 1) E5 to E6 for 13 Telecom Executives. Please click here for copy of the letter. 2) E6 to E7 for 4 Finance Executives . Please click here for copy of the letter.|
|27.07.2015|| An introductory meeting was arranged on 24.07.2015 by TEAM with newly appointed Sh. Amit Saxena as GM (Transmission) . Sh. Rajib Kumar AGS , Sh. S.S.Gupta AS Transmission , Sh. Ajit Pal ACS, Sh. S.S. Asija ACS, Sh. P.C.Kushwaha Org. Secy (Trans), Sh. Rohit Meena Exe. Member (Trans) and Sh. I.P.Singal (member) attended the meeting. We welcomed him for taking charge of transmission unit and assured him full cooperation in all respects. Several Points were discussed in the meeting regarding field problems faced by the executives. Some of the points discussed are as under:
GM(Trans) assured us that he will take prompt action to resolve these issues at priorities.
|24.07.2015||CEC meeting of TEAM Delhi was held in room no. 756 of Kidwai Bhawan ND on 22.07.2015. Members from all corners of Delhi came to attend the CEC. It was jam Packed Session of CEC. From CHQ GS along with other CHQ office bearers present in Delhi graced the occasion and deliberated over many issues. The meeting was presided over by President of TEAM Delhi , Sh. K.R Yadav. The meeting discussed the following points which were included in agenda:
GS enlightened the members regarding other pending HR issues. He specifically told that TEAM will start decisive battle with management for implementation of 78.2% IDA neutralization if the management is not agreed to our logical demand. He shared valuable information regarding progress of seniority case of rule-206 and assured that positive results are expected in near future. He told that we are continuously pursuing the matter of CGHS benefits and one more time option for pro-rata pensioners.
GS told the house that CMD as explained himself is targeting his 100 days mission and accordingly he is making changes in the present set up. He is trying to make MTNL Financial Viable therefore we must not create any hurdles on his way . He further assured the house that he will try to hold a meeting with CMD at earliest and will communicate the worries of executives to him . So that amicable solution of the problems of executives may be sorted out and mission of CMD may be successful simultaneously. The meeting was ended with vote of thanks and motivating speech of JGS Sh. V.P. Bhardwaj .
It is for kind information to DS/AS/CEC members/CWC members/Circle Office bearers /CHQ office bearers present in Delhi that CEC meeting of Delhi Circle is scheduled to be held on 22.07.2015 at 14 hrs sharp in room no. 756 of Kidwai Bhawan, ND. The agenda of the meeting is as follows:
IIt is requested that all eligible office bearers should reach well in time to attend the CEC on 22.07.2015.
|20.07.2015||A general body meeting of executives of GM East area was held on 17-07-2015 at Tis Hazari Tel. Exchange Building during lunch hours to discuss various issues pertaining to executives, service matters and issues pending at ED office and Corporate office. The meeting was organized by Com. Narender Dutt , Area Secretary East, Area President and other office Bearers in the area .The meeting was attended by all the executives. Com. S.P. S.Yadav AGS and Com. Rajeeb Kumar AGS attended the meeting. The meeting was presided by Com. Kishan Chand ,President. He welcomed all the office bearers and executives. He addressed members and enlightened them about the latest development of various issues and asked members to deliberate about their local problem. The meeting was started with the deliberations over local problems of executives in East area. Mainly the following points were focused: 1. Harassment of executives by senior officers in East area 2. No adequate arrangement for proper sitting of executives. 3. Shortage of executives causing overburdening them 4. Non availability of infrastructure (e.g. shortage of materials, PC , Printer, FAX, Scanner & photocopy machine) at NCR counter and other offices in field 5. Poor Mobile net work service . Com. S. P. S. Yadav, AGS addressed the meeting and assured the executives for earliest solution of their genuine problems. The progress of each issues pending at Head Quarter was conveyed to all executives. Thereafter, Com. Rajeeb Kumar, AGS addressed the house and assured for full cooperation of CHQ for resolving the issues of executives so that they may work peacefully and more efficiently. He called each and every executive for strengthening TEAM so that matters pending at any level may be resolved to the best satisfaction of them. He elaborated the progress of each pending issues at head quarter level and conveyed them that things are now under improvement under the leadership of Sh. N. K. Yadav, Member Services and CMD. He called upon all executives for their full cooperation and firm faith in TEAM so that all the matters pending at any level may be resolved.|
|18.07.2015||Top structure of ED Delhi unit faces major changes after receiving directives from Corporate office. ED office issued a letter in this respect as follows. Please click here for copy of letter.|
Eid is the combination of 3 meaningful words: E: Embrace with open heart I: Inspire with impressive attitude, D: Distribute pleasure to all.
|17.07.2015||Corporate office completed DPC for regular promotion from AO to CAO yesterday (i.e. on 16.07.2015). The orders in this respct are to be issued in next week|
MTNL Executives Forum, Mumbai met today at Prabhadevi Telephone House. Members paid homage by observing 2 minutes silence to the departed member Shri. Bimappa, DGM(RF) who passed away untimely.
Then elaborate discussion took place about the issues including the most important one- the 78.2% IDA issue and stopping the practice of putting executives to night patrol duty as well as about the recent CMD visit to Mumbai during which some of the executives felt humiliated. Some of the members were appreciative of the motive of the CMD though his approach in dealing with officers may be debated.
It has been decided to awaken the members about the various issues through banners and posters. This will be followed by area-wise meetings with members by the Forum leaders.
Final call for agitational programmes would be taken after meeting at least once the ED, Mumbai and the CMD and getting their responses to the issues which have already been brought to their notices.
The meeting ended with a vote of thanks by Com Haragaball the President TEAM Mumbai and a Core Committee of the Forum.
|14.07.2015||Corporate office issued a list of 9 Civil Executives for their regular promotion to the cadre of Sr. Manager. please click here for the copy of orders.|
|13.07.2015||Com. A. K. Kaushik, GS alongwith Com. Rajeeb Kumar, AGS attended the meeting called by CMD in BCP area on 11-07-15. The meeting was attended by all the top management officers and all the officers in BCP area. In the meeting CMD deliberated how the available resources can be best utilized. He motivated all the officers and requested to work hard so that financial health of MTNL can be revived.|
|13.07.2015||Meeting with Member (Services) & CMD Shri N K Yadav-Com. A. K. Kaushik, GS along with Com. Rajeeb Kumar, AGS had a meeting with CMD on 11-07-15 at Sanchar Bhavan and had a detailed discussion on all the HR issues pending since long back and revival of company. Meeting lasted for nearly two hours. We thanked him for devoting much of his valuable time for the revival of MTNL and encouraging our members especially that how we can explore the best use of all our available resources . We conveyed him that our members are very much happy with all the actions taken by him in improving the financial health of the company. Dir(HR) and Dir(Finance) were also present in the meeting. Issues discussed were :
Discussion was also held on MTNL and BSNL merger. We have made him clear that we are in the favour of merger but the issues which are coming in the way of merger must be settled .
|09.07.2015||Corporate office issued a list of 307 executives for regular promotion from JTO / AM to SDE /DM. TEAM congratulate all executives on their regular promotion….. please click here for copy of orders.|
|09.07.2015||Our case against LICE for E2 to E3 came for hearing in CAT on 08.07.2015 but Hon’ble court fixed 03.09.2015 as next date of hearing . MTNL advocate could not file the reply to amended OA filed by us.|
|09.07.2015||The rate of IDA of Executives and non-unionized supervisors of CPSEs will be 102.6 % with effect from 01.07.2015. Please click here for copy of orders.|
|07.07.2015||ED Delhi office issued a list of 9 Telecom executives for financial up-gradation from E5 to E6. Please click here for copy of letter.|
|07.07.2015||United Forum of MTNL Unions and Associations met Member ( Finance) on 06/07/2015 on the issue related to pension and payment of pension arrears to the Combined Pension holders who retired prior to 01/01/2007. The delegation includes Com. Mange Ram Sharma, Com. M.K.Bagchi, Com. A. K. Kaushik and Com. S. S. Nanda.
Member (Finance) expressed her serious concern about very poor progress of preparation of PPO books. While apprising her of our view points about the reason for poor progress of preparation of PPO books, we gave stress on the prospect of payment of pension arrears. To this , Member(Finance) opined that she needs the details of liabilities towards pension including pension arrears so that the issue of liabilities accrued prior to DOT’s taking over of the pension w.e.f. April 2014 so that due approval can be sought for from the appropriate authority of the Government. She informed that the work is going on in this direction by a team with Advisor(Finance) as its head. This is an effort to enable the payment of pension arrears.
|06.07.2015||United forum wrote a letter to CMD MTNL for long pending issues like neutralization of 78.2% IDA from 01.01.2007 , Facility of CGHS to MTNL employees and providing a fresh opportunity for pension option to pro-rata pensioners. Please click here for copy of letter.|
|06.07.2015||1) Nokia approaches DoT after MTNL delays delivery of network gear : Nokia Solutions & Networks has sought the telecom department’s intervention following Mahanagar Telephone Nigam’s refusal to buy 2G and 3G network gear nearly 18 months after it had certified the Finnish vendor as the lowest bidder for supplying equipment for its near Rs. 1,139-crore GSM network expansion in Mumbai and Delhi. Matters have come to a head since MTNLBSE 1.51 % has declined to place purchase orders even after NSN’s Indian arm submitted a Rs. 49.2 crore bank guarante .. A news from Economic Times……… Please click here for link to news. 2)No proposal of delisting: MTNL State-run MTNLBSE 2.26 % today said there are no plans to delist its shares from the stock exchanges. “It is stated that as far as MTNL is concerned no such proposal has been under consideration of the board,” MTNL said in a clarification to BSE after its stock price surged on reports of delisting. The MTNL stock was up 19.88 per cent to Rs 19.90 apiece in the afternoon trade. Meanwhile Telecom Secretary Rakesh Garg said during an event here that any decision on BSNL .. A news from Economic Times…. Please click here for link to news.|
|06.07.2015|| Com. V. P. Bhardwaj, JGS along with Com. K. R. Yadav, Circle President Delhi, Com. S. P. S. Yadav, AGS and Com. Rajeeb Kumar, AGS met Sh. N. K. Joshi, GM (HR) on 03-07-2015 to discuss the progress in various long pending issues which were raised in meeting held earlier. The issues discussed are as under:
|04.07.2015||United Forum of unions &Associations of MTNL wrote a letter to Secretary DOT and CMD MTNL regrading payment of pension arrears of revised pension and family pension (at 68.8%) for the retirees who retired prior to 2007 for the period from 01.01.2007 to 30.09.2012. Please click here for copy of letter.|
|04.07.2015||ED Delhi office issued a list of 11 executives(Telecom) for look after promotion from DE to DGM. Please click here for copy of letter.|
|04.07.2015||Corporate office issued a letter to ED Delhi/ Mumbai and CGM(WS) for appointing a co-ordinating officer where ever 50 or more than 50 Landline/GSM subscribers of MTNL are residing in building/society/office premises. These Co-ordinating officers will receive the complaints of subscribers and will co-ordinate with the respective officers of MTNL for rectifying the faults of Landline/GSM/BB services . Please click here for copy of letter.|
|04.07.2015||BSNL, MTNL merger decision to be taken in 4-5 months:The decision will be taken after studying the IIM report on it. The decision on merging state-run BSNL and MTNL will be taken in the next four-five months, Telecom Secretary Rakesh Garg said on Friday.“BSNL, MTNL merger decision will be taken in four-five months after studying the IIM report on it,” he said. Anupam Shrivastava, BSNL chairman-cum-managing director, said MTNL will be delisted before the merger. MTNL stocks rallied 20% intra-day. The stocks were trading 14.46% up at 2.11 p.m in the Bombay Stock Exchange. MTNL, however, said there is no delisting proposal under consideration of the board. A news from Business Standard……. Please click here for link to news.|
|03.07.2015||1) MTNL rallies as government plans to delist stock before merger with BSNL :Shares of Mahanagar Telephone Nigam LtdBSE 12.65 % (MTNL) rallied as much as 19.87 per cent in intraday trade on Friday on media reports that the government is planning to delist the stock before merging the telecom operator with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. The telecom department (DoT) in September 2014 had set a cutoff date of July 31, 2015 for concluding the much-discussed merger of struggling state-run telecom companies — BSNL and MTNL. MTNL runs telecom services in Delhi and Mumbai while BSNL offers telecom coverage in the rest of India. BSNL has 61,622 mobile towers, the second largest tower portfolio among all telcos. A sizeable chunk of its tower assets are colocated with landline exchanges to meet business needs. BSNL is also the holder of one of the largest land banks among state-owned firms with properties reckoned to be running into thousands of crores of rupees across 3,500 towns. Meanwhile, the full mobile number portability (MNP) also comes into effect today. Now, Mobile phone users will be able to retain their numbers when they relocate to any part of the country even if they change operators . A news from Economic Times……Please click here for link to news.2) MTNL surges 20%; to delist before BSNL merger says CMD : Shares of MTNL surged 20 percent intraday on Friday as merger plans with BSNL firms up. Anupam Shrivastava, CMD of the state-run telecom company has said that MTNL will be delisted before the merger. He stated that the government is working out to iron out three merger issue including MTNL’s debt position and HR issues. The government has set a cut off date of 31 July for the merger. However, MTNL has said that there is no delisting proposal under consideration of the board. Earlier in March, Minister of Communications and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad had said BSNL and MTNL’s debt stood at Rs 4,459 crore and Rs 14,120 crore respectively. Prasad also said the number of subscribers of the state-run telecom companies declined from 2012 to 2014. MTNL today reported a standalone net loss of Rs. 595.11 crore for the quarter ended March 31, due to sharp rise in expenditure. For the entire 2014-15 fiscal, MTNL posted a net loss of Rs. 2,893.39 crore. In the previous year, the company had clocked a net profit of Rs. 7,825.13 in the previous year. A news from Money Control……. Please click here for link to news.|
|01.07.2015||It is expected that IDA for CPSU employees may increase by 2.1 % approximately. As soon as orders will be issued , same will be uploaded.|