We will miss you Bharat Ratan Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Sir. !!!

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, passed away yesterday, July 27-2015

 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.

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 Goel ED Mumbai , who was selected as Advisor has been relieved for his new assignment and Sh. Praveen Punj has been posted as ED Mumbai.


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.


 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.


 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.


 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:

  • It was brought to his notice that measuring tools like power meter ,OTDR and splicing machine are urgently required in the field.
  • Points regarding shortage of executives in several divisions was also highlighted.

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:

  • Development about progress in various HR Issues: The matter was briefed by AGS Sh. Rajib. He elaborated the various occasions of discussion regarding pending HR issues with newly appointed CMD. In turn to our judiciously placed demands of holding various pending DPC , CMD directed HR section that if there is no financial implication in regular promotion of executives then there is no logic to keep holding promotion of them. It creates frustration among aspirants. Thereafter HR section have completed some DPCs and agreed to complete all other pending DPCs. He further assured the house for maintaining the pressure on HR Section regarding Pending HR problems.

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.

  • Circle conference of Delhi circle: It was decided that 10th and 11th September 2015 are tentative dates for holding the circle conference of Delhi circle. All area Secretaries were requested to deposit their respective area subscription up to date till Sep-2015 by 16th of August 2015. Positively. It was also decided that a Circle conference fee of Rs. 500/- per member is to be collected from all members and delegate attending the conference will have to deposit Rs. 500/- as delegate fee.
  • Development after joining of new CMD: Many members conveyed their dissatisfaction over arrogant behavior of New CMD and on his style of working. Some members pointed out that they heard CMD in their respective area meeting but what he directed there and what was conveyed to rest of Delhi through the minutes of CMD meeting have various differences. Keeping in view all the facts majority of the members were of the opinion that Association must intervene in this matter and should hold a meeting with CMD regarding their resentments over these issues.

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:

  • Latest developments regarding pending HR issues of Executives.
  • 4th Circle Conference of Delhi Circle.
  • Any other point with the permission of Chair.

IIt is requested that all eligible office bearers should reach well in time to attend the CEC on 22.07.2015.


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. 


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 Mubarak

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.

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 :

  1. Holding DPCs in all cadre for all the available posts .

  2. Provision of one time option for Pro –rata pension optees.

  3. Provision of CGHS facility to MTNL absorbees.

  4. Finalization of Gradation List of JAOs pending since long back and their promotion.

  5. Framing of RR for AM(HR).

    CMD was very much positive to the HR issues of executives raised by us. As both the directors were present in the meeting, he directed them to deal with with our issues on priority . We hope that as per his directions the back log decisions for welfare of executives may be speed up.

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 .


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.

 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. 


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.


 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.


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….

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 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:

  1. DPC from JTO to SDE (T): It was informed by GM (HR) that the DPC has been completed and sent for approval to CMD. After approval by CMD promotion order will be issued subsequently.

  2. DPC from AO to CAO: GM (HR) informed that all the formalities for the DPC have been completed and hopefully DPC will be done in next week.

  3. Finalization of gradation list of JAOs: GM (HR) informed that this issue is going to be resolved soon after the completion of the DPC from AO to CAO.

  4. DPC from SDE (T) to DET: GM (HR) informed that the revision of seniority list of SDEs (under rule 206) by the direction of Hon’ble Supreme court is at final stage. After finalization of seniority list this DPC will be held.

  5. Finalization of RR of AM (HR)/AM Legal: GM (HR) informed that corporate office is working in this direction.

 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.


 ED Delhi office issued a list of 11 executives(Telecom) for look after promotion from DE to DGM.

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 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.


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 and will be taken in the next four-five months, Telecom Secretary said on Friday.“BSNL, MTNL 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…….
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 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.


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