News 2006

Message from GS … New year 2007
Promotion orders in Mumbai as promised from JTOs to SDEs (129), JAOs to AOs (28), AOs to Sr. AOs (12), JE(Civil) to SDE(Civil) issued.
 DPC for Adhoc DE is in progress. Congratulations – As a result of our vigorous persuation DPC for 379 Executives of Mumbai – Delhi together are completed. List of officers who are to be promoted by Mumbai and Delhi units are forwarded to the EDs of respective units. Promotion orders to 250 JTOs to the cadre of SDE (Telecom), 13 JTO (Civil) to the post of SDE (Civil), 64 JAOs to the post of AOs and 52 AOs to the post of Sr.AOs will be issued by respective EDs in two days time. click here for the list of officers whose DPC is cleared. ACR screening Report and Vigilance report of SDE’s and Sr.SDE’s called for conducting DPC for promotion to Ad-hoc grade of DE’s. click here for the copy of order.
Director (HR) called Com. A.K.Kaushik and discussed about DPC and allied matter. The meeting was cordial and outcome is positive. click here for the details of the outcome.
MTNL Executives Forum issue notice for Peaceful and Non-interfering Protest Actions against the MTNL Management’s attitude in settling the issues. Copy of the letter addressed to Shri R.S.P. Sinha, CMD, MTNL. Click here to have glance of the communications made so far.
 Promotion order for 5 DEs to the post of DGMs and transfer orders of 7 DGMs are issued. click here for details. 
8.11.2006 Join One day Dharna in front of Telephone House at Prabhadevi on 8.11.2006 to demand Promotional Policy, Holding of DPC, Granting E6 scale to looking after DGMs, Restructuring in the cader of stenographers and Hindi Officers, Non-settlement of PLI as per DoT guidelines and Perks of Executives. Join en-mass and make it a grant sucess. click here for the press release.MTNL Executives Forum Zindabad !!!Promotion Order for 32 SDEs to DE issued. For List Click here.Massive Lunch hour Demonstration has been arranged under the banner of MTNL Executives Forum at 13 hours on Wednesday, 4th October, 2006 at Telephone House, Prabhadevi, V.S.Marg, Dadar, Mumbai – 400028 to protest against MTNL Managements’ Productivity Linked Incentive policy. All are requested to participate enmass. click here for copy of the Notice.
Hearing on the Appeal petition filed by TEAM on Pension issue was completed in THe High Court, Delhi. Judgment awaited any time.
In response to our request for Productivity linked bonus for the year 2005-06, DGM(HR), has written letter to our circle secretary that the issue is being taken up in the board meeting and will be discussed with the recognized unions as per the practice and DPE guidelines. click here for copy of the letter.
BSNL has announced Perks to executive employees. Team pursues the matter with MTNL board. click here for details of BSNL orderMTNL Executives forum requested CMD, MTNL to consider releasing Productivity linked Incentive for executives equivalent to 1.4 times of the basic subject to a maximum of Rs.12,500/- for the year 2005-06. For details click here.
Promotion order of 16 DE’s released on 4.8.2006. For details click here.
Mass Demonstration organised by MTNL Executives Forum in front of Telephone House at Prabhadevi, Mumbai on 27.7.2006 against Disinvestment, Sharing of infrastructure with private operators, Incrasing FDI, Local Loop Unbundling and demanding reduction in revenue sharing and ADC. More than thousand Executives of MTNL have whole heartedly participated in the lunch hour demonstration in front of the Office of Executive Director, MTNL, Mumbai between 1.30 to 2.30 pm. The massive attendance during the swindling rain that lasted for an hour only demonstrate the resolve of our members in thwarting the evil attempt of Government in allowing back door entry for the vested interest. click here for detailed Press release.
Join enmasse for lunch hour demonstration at 1.30 pm on Thursday, 27th July, 2006 at Telephone House, Prabhadevi. click here for the notice.
Agitation Programme charted out and served to BSNL & MTNL management to save both the PSU’s. Accordingly Joint demonstration at circle and head quarters level will be held on 27th July, 2006, March to parliament on 3rd August, 2006 and to continue on Strike from September, 2006. Detailed dates dates and schedules will be announced shortly. click here for copy of letter served to CMDs of MTNL & BSNL and Honorable Minister for Communication and IT
CMD & Dir(HR), MTNL met members of MTNL Executives forum and discussed various issues on disaster management, security arrangement, compassionate appointment, utilisation of vacant plots and renting of buildings and other points in detail. click here for details of the discussion.
251 Sub.Divisional Engineer of MTNL,Mumbai are placed in the grade of Senior Sub.Divisional Engineer in the IDA pay scale of Rs.14500-350-18700/- click here for list.
Directions for issues pertaining to fixation of pay in respect of Executives promoted after 1.10.2000 issued by GM(HR). click here for copy of order.
DPC Process for filling up the vacancies started as promised.Option to retain CDA pay scale on absorption in MTNL is granted. Orders to this effect is issued by corporate office. click here for the copy of order,.
14 JTOs are promoted as SDEs wef 11.07.2006. click here for copy of order and list.
Administrative work for regularising 151 JTO who are Officiating as SDE’s is on. DPC will be conducted on 5th, 6th and 7th of July, 2006. All Controlling Officers are requested to send the special reports immediately. click here for list of JTOs whose special reports are required.
DPC for Regular DE will be held on 5th, 6th and 7th July, 2006. All DE’s whose name are appearing in the list are requested to submit their special report latest by 03.07.2006 to AGM(A-1). For List of DE’s please click here. List of DEsDPC completed on 28.6.2006. for the grade of Sr SDE. Total 252 SDE’s orders are likely to be issued shortly. 
As per the assurances given by GM(HR) DPC is likely to held to fill up the vacancies in the cadre of DE’s (Ad hoc), CAO (Ad hoc), Sr.A.O, A.O, SDE(Elec), SDE(Civil). DPC Members are likely to meet on 5th July to 7th July at Mumbai.
 Clarification received by GM(HR), MTNL, Corporate Office letter No:MTNL/CO/GM(HR)/VRS-NE/2006/598 dated 2nd June, 2006 that 29 ad-hoc DE posts on VRS be filled up by local officiating. click here for copy of the order.MTNL has issued instruction to release the Group Insurance Scheme amount accumulated since 1980. All Officers are requested to fill in the enclosed Proforma and submit the same to their respective AO (Cash). click here for the order copy and proforma.
Sr.SDE in respect of officers whose Service particulars and Special reports are not received by Administration are holding the process of DPC delayed. All concerned are quested to expedite the Special reports along with service certificates to the administration through their controlling officers. click here for list of SDEs whose Special reports and service particulars are not received by Administration.
Congratulations Comrades!!! Management finally heed to our demands and agreed to settle our issues. Process for promotion policy will be expedited and discussed with the office bearers. Achievements are listed in the annexure. click here for copy of the letter issued by Executives Forum. Copy of letter 1 2On Account of these developments the agitation notice served is withdrawn. Hope good sense will prevail on and our problems will be sorted out soon.
Promotion orders issued to 16 SDE’s on Local officiating basis. click here for copy of the promotion order.GM (HR), Held discussions with the members of the Executives Forum on agitational issues and agreed to consider the demands. click here for Copy of Letter addressed to Executive forum.
Notice for protest action against non settlement of long pending HR issues served. The plan action will be as follows:1.6.2006 to 3.6.2006 – Wearing black bodge, Sending SMS and Savingram to MOC, TC, CMD, Dir (HR), Dir (Tech), ED’s9.6.2006 – Lunch Hour Demonstration at Area GM offices16.6.2006 – One Day Dharna and Lunch hour Demo at Telephone House, Prabhadevi.28.6.2006, 29.6.2006 & 30.6.2006 – Relay Hunger Strike at Telephone House, Prabhadevi. click here for Copy of Notice Page 1, Page 2
Arise and Awake to our Demand. Let us not relent until succeed…ACR and Special Reports for lateral upgradation to Sr. SDE position for 361 SDE’s Called for. click here for order copy. For list please click here.
10.04.2006 TEAM Office bearers at Mumbai met Advisor (Fin) DOT on her visit to the office of Controller of Communication Accounts Mumbai and discussed the Pension Issue, GPF Trust, and huge sum of about Rs.2600 crores payable by DOT to MTNL. 
06.04.2006 Congratulations! Promotion in the cadre od SDEs on local officiating basis (32 Nos). click here for order Page1 Page2GS Writes… Let us make things happen.MTNL Achieve target growth in 2005-06.GSM crossed 1 million mark in Mumbai. One lakh Triband connections achieved in 2005-06. Plans introduced in Dolphin/Trump shown overwhelming response of the customers. On 31.3.2006 alone the sales touched the peak of 1.3 Cr in recharge coupon sales.Only incoming in Land line swept the market and achieved record target of more than 70 K customer base. Over whelming response in Garuda Mobile segment too.
Congratulations !!! Keep it up !!!DOT is of the view that MTNL Executives’ promotion policy should be in the same lines with that of BSNL. It is also learnt that BSNL Executives’ promotion policy is in the final stage of formulation. TEAM opposes the move as the terms and conditions of absorption in BSNL and MTNL are entirely different.  We members cannot forgo the services rendered in MTNL. While the Officers absorbed in VSNL along with MTNL enjoyed all benefits, Why officers of DoT absorbed in MTNL had to suffer or give up all those benefits which are loyally due for ?TEAM submits its view point on this issue and is determined to go to any length for getting justified dues for the past services rendered in the corporation. . click here for Copies of Letter Submitted to DOT and MTNL in this regard.
March 2006 News in brief – Congratulations to all VRS Executives !!! TEAM Express its hearty congratulations to all VRS Executives and wish them a happy and prosperous retired life. Order for placement of to the grade of Sr.SDE which was kept in abeyance by MTNL, Mumbai unit was released. 158 Officers are placed in the Sr.SDE Grade vide this order. Refer Copies of order 1 2
23/03/2006 The Pension case filed by TEAM in Principal CAT Delhi was heard on 23/03//06. There is No further hearing. We are hopeful of judgement in our favour.
24/03/2006 The office bearers in Mumbai met CMD, Dir(HR) and Dir(Fin) today (24/03/06) at Mumbai. Apprised them of the urgency of framing and implementation of “MTNL Promotion Policy’. Pension, GPF Trust issues were also discussed. Dir (HR) assured that DPCs will be conducted soon for promotions on DOT norms. Dir (Fin) assured that the insurance money will be released very soon.Placement in the Senior SDE grade approved by Corporate Office. Accordingly orders regarding induction of SDEs to SDE position issued vide No: ST/25-18/SR.SDE/ 05-06/10 dated 26.12.2005 which was kept in abeyance is made effective. Order copy.
103 SDEs are promoted as DE to occupy the vacancies arising out of VRS. 14 DEs are also ordered transfer from their present position and posted to different unit during this exercise. click here for order copies. Promotion P1 P2 P3 and Transfer order copy.. TEAM congratulates all these officers for successful career in their new assignments.
7 DE’s are promoted as DGM’s. TEAM Congratulates them for their success. Two DGMs are transferred on promotion of these 7 DEs.
10.03.2006 Order for grant of stagnation increments to MTNL Executivfes issued on 10.3.2006 vide order No:MTNLCO/Pers/Issue of Gr.B Officers/2004/345. The Date of effect of the order is retrospective. ie., 01/10/2000.The said order was long awaited hich will solve the problems of those MTNL Executives who are stagnated in IDA Pay scale after absorption in MTNL wef 01.10.2000. click here for Order dated 10.3.2006.
The issue of protecting the increments earned in CDA while fixing pay in IDA on absorption & reached at maximum of E-4 scale & got stagnated is yet to be resolved. We are pursuing the case.
All the List of VRS optees send to Corporate Office has been approved except 5 Personnel Staffs and One SDE Shri. S.R.Ghag, who retired on Super Annuation already. Copy of the order.
The MTNL Board has approved the fixation of pay on point to point basis in E-2 IDA pay scale of Rs.10750-300-16750 corresponding to the existing CDA Pay scale of Rs. 6500-200-10500 of AAO’s on the day of absorption i.e. 01/10/2000. The Board has also approved to fix simultaneously, notionally in E3 IDA pay scale of Rs.13000-350-18250. The actual benefit will be from 19.2.2003. click here for order.
28/02/06 G.S. met CMD today. CMD assured that VRS will be given to all the eligible applicants both at Mumbai and Delhi effective from 01/04/06.
21/02/06 General Secretary met Director (HR) on 21/02/06 and discussed the pending issues:High lights of the Discussions –Director(HR) assured to settle the issue of Sr.SDE promotions in Mumbai very soon.GS insisted to expedite the process of DPCs. The sanction of Installation posts awaits Board’ approval. 
LTC/TA eligibility will be based on the Pay. Proposal in this regard is put up to the Board for approval.
Pension case has been adjourned to 3rd Mar’2006
MTNL, Mumbai had finalised the list of 354 VRS Optees. List was forwarded to Corporate Office for approval. Approval is expected shortly. List Contains 5 DGMs, 125 DEs, 176 SDE’s, 18 JTOs, 25 Officers from Accounts wing and 5 personal staffs.List 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
List of hospitals approved under Insurance scheme 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
The AAO IDA Pay Scale proposal will be considered by the next board meeting to be held on 23/02/06
Release of CGEGIS money is vigorously pursued. File has started moving in DOT.
Date for withdrawal of VRS application fixed as 31.1.2006. Application received up to 31.1.2006 by controlling officers shall be forwarded to IR Unit on or before 15.2.2006. Final list of VRS optee, will be released after 15.2.2006. Copy of order issued by GM (A) Copy of order Dt 8.2.2006
President and other office bearers are pursuing with the Mumbai Management to recommend and forward all the left over eligible applications of VRS immediately to the Corporate Office. It is expected that the same will be done in couple of days. 
General Secretary met Director (HR) on 01/02/06 and insisted that all VRS applications should be accepted without discrimination. Director (HR) informed that the AAO’s Pay Scale and Civil / Electrical cadres’ effective date of IDA scale will be taken up in the next board meeting to be held during mid Feb’2006.
31/01/06 General Secretary alongwith Shri. Prahlad Rai G.S. AIBSNL EA and Shri. K. Satyanarayana President AIBSNL EA met Shri. R.N. Prabhakar Member (Production) and Shri. Yashwant Bhave Addl.Secretary (T) on 31/01/06 and placed the views of the Associations regarding Promotion Policy of MTNL and BSNL. MTNL Management has decided to implement Executive VRS with effect from 1.4.2006. Detailed list will be displayed shortly. Copy of the order..
Click here for the Mumbai VRS optees list click here for the Mumbai Areawise VRS optees listFinal Optees 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
TEAM has taken up the matter regarding D.E’s and Accounts personnel who had submitted their VRS application with ED, Mumbai and requested him to recommend all the eligible cases. ED, MTNL, Mumbai agreed to expedite the recommendation before 10th Feb, 2006.
Dir (Per) had assured that all such cases will be considered and VRS will be implemented for them also on the same day. Those who desire to withdraw the VRS applications are requested to forward their request at the earliest so that their request can be considered before issue of VRS orders. 
MTNL forms Provident Fund Trust in violation of the terms and conditions for absorption. TEAM took serious objection to the move and written letter to Dr. J.S.Sarma, Secretary, DoT….more
New Syllabus for INTERNAL COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION for the Post of JAOG.S., President , Hq. office bearers from Delhi and Mumbai met Director (HR) on 21st Jan’ 2006 at Corporate Office. The following issues were discussed….more
TEAM demands release of balance amount of Bonus for the FY2004-05 as per the guidelines issued by DOT… more
Resolutions passed in the Hq. Working Committee Meeting held in Mumbai … more
Filling up of vacant Group-A posts with the absorbed Executives… 
Team write to CMD… moreFrom the desk of GS TEAM … more
A.K.KAUSHIK, newly co-opted as General Secretary of TEAM. GS Writes …(More)
Wish you all a happy, prosperous and successful New Year’ 2006. ….more
01.01.2006

TEAM WISHES ALL THE EMPLOYEES OF MTNL A HAPPY PROSPEROUS AND SUCCESSFUL NEW YEAR’2006 

To achieve these objectives it is most imperative that TEAM is strengthened with enrolling more and more members and involving the youngsters. Rightly decided in the last HQ working Committee Meeting all the branches in Delhi and Mumbai should be formed by 31/01/2006. Therefore I appeal to all the HQ and Circle office bearers to take initiative to form the branches in those buildings where they are yet to be formed. In the existing branches where the office bearers have been transferred, hold the branch meetings and fill up all the posts of branch office bearers by co-option.