News 2007

18/12/2007 IDA SCALE UP-GRADATION OF EXECUTIVES E5 TO E6 issued for DEs and CAOs on 12th.
 18/12/2007 Amendment for IDA scale upgradation of executives under time bound executive promotional policy under MTNL Mumbai.
14/12/2007 TEAM Annual conference will be held from 4th Feb to 6th Feb, 2008 at Bapu Samaj Sewa Kendra, Panchkuina Road, New Delhi. Members are requested to email their suggestions to
14/12/2007  TEAM is exerting pressure at all levels to get the GEGIS money for MTNL, Mumbai Executives. Work in respect of the same is taken up in full swing with all concerned.
30/11/2007 Second List of bound up-gradation from E3 grade to E4 grade for 328 officers based on MTNL’s new promotional policy is issued. click here for order copy and the list.
30/11/2007 DOT Has endorsed the Prorata Pension notification and instructed all the CCA-DOT Cell to take necessary action. Option will be called for shortly vide letter no:36-3/2007/ten(T) dated 27.11.2007
29/11/2007 Govt restores pro-rata Pension retrospectively w.e.f. 30.09.2000. click here for detailed Notification.
27/11/2007 “CHQ has taken up the issue with DOT to call for option for pro-rata pension in compliance with the Gazette Notification regarding pro-rata pension entitlement the absorbed executives with effect from 01/10/2000. Gazette Notification….
26/11/2007 Hurdles are coming in the way of disbursement of CGIES Money to the absorbed executives of MTNL, Mumbai. Letter written to Shri. D.S.Mathur, Secretary, DoT requesting him to direct concerned officers to refund the money immediately with interest from January, 2005 onwards. click here for the copy of the letter. 
7/11/2007  First List of Time bound up-gradation from E3 grade to E4 grade for 219 officers based on MTNL’s new promotional policy is issued. 
2/11/2007  Bonus payment in Mumbai will be through ECS on 02/11/07. CGEGIS money will be paid through ECS before 0711/07. Controller of Communication Accounts at Mumbai has asked for funds from DOT.
2/11/2007 The office bearers at Mumbai met ED Mumbai on 30/10/07. ED agreed to simplify the proforma for time bound promotion. The revised proforma will be issued very soon. Those who have submitted the existing proforma need not submit the revised proforma. ED also agreed to implement the restructuring of PS cadre for promotion from NE-9 to NE-10.The problem of not getting the stores was brought to the notice of ED.
20/10/2007  MTNL has decided to give Productive Linked Bonus for 25 days of (Basic Pay + IDA) with minimum ceiling of 9000 & max. ceiling of 11000.
18/10/2007 Com. A.K. Kaushik, GS is vigorously pursuing the Bonus issue with MTNL management. He is expected to meet the management shortly.
17/10/2007 DGM(A), MTNL, Mumbai had issued circulars calling for Bio-Data/Special Reports for screening of ACRs for time bound IDA Scale upgradation for Executives of MTNL, Mumbai. List of Eligible SDEs who have not got any promotion during 1.10.2000 and 1.10.2004. Special reports of Officers mentioned in the list should invariably reach DGM(A) immediately. All officers are requested to send the Special Reports and Bio-data without any delay duly countersigned by the AO concerned. click here for the detailed order and list of officers.
16/10/2007  Bio-Data/Special Report for upgradation under promotion policy under IDA pay scale for Executives of MTNL Mumbai called for. Proforma duly filled in by Executives and endorsed by respective Accounts Officers may be submitted to the Administration. For copy of the Proforma click here. click here for Profma Page1 Page2 Promotional Policy Bio-Data
12/10/2007 For speedy implementation of Promotional policies details of particulars of service from executives will be called. Detailed instructions in this regards will be published shortly.

GS addressed TEAM meeting at Bandra on 27/09/07 at Telephone House on 28/09/07. Members interacted with GS regarding promotion policy and other issues. Circle Executive Committee Meeting was held on 29/09/07 at City Tele. Exch. It was decided to pursue the following issues vigorously. 

1. Implementation of time bound promotion policy immediately by Diwali

2. Refund of CGEGIS money by Diwali.

3. Improvements in time bound and post based promotion policy.

4.Regularisation of adhoc appointments.

5. Pension issue

6. Merger of BSNL and MTNL

7. Issues relating to Civil and Electrical cadres.

8.Implementation of restructuring orders relating to PS cadre.

9. Restructuring of Hindi officer cadres.

10.Removal of discrimination in maintenance of GPF funds.

11.Protection of increments earned in E-4

12. Amendment to TA rules regarding entitlements.

13.Renewal sanction of posts in CETTM Mumbai

14. Pay Committee 

Click here to see the letters written by TEAM to MTNL, DOT, and Hon’Minister regarding the aforesaid issues.

26.9.2007 TEAM GS Com. A.K. Kaushik arrived in Mumbai and met ED, Mumbai. ED Mumbai assured him of early implementation of the promotional policy. GS is scheduled to visit Bandra Telephone Exchange at 1400 hrs on 27.9.2007 and Prabhadevi at 16 hrs on 28.9.2007 for meeting basic members. All members are requested to attend Meetings at Bandra and Prabhadevi where the opinions on the promotional policies and the future course of action to be adopted on the same will be deliberated with the basic members. Thereafter GS will attend the CEC meeting scheduled on 29.9.2007 at the City Telephone Exchange, Mumbai. All CEC members are requested to attend the CEC meeting and present views of basic members on the promotional policy.
13.9.2007 TEAM Delhi held its CEC meeting on 12.9.2007 and deliberated on the outcome of the Promotion Policy issued by MTNL. GS will visit Mumbai in the next week to discuss on the issue with members of TEAM Mumbai unit. After hearing the members view at Mumbai unit future course of action will be charted out. Date of Meeting at Mumbai will be announced shortly.
11.9.2007 Congratulations !!! Order for implementation of promotion policy for executives of MTNL is issued. click here for copy of the order. Team Members met ED, Mumbai yesterday and requested him to implement the policy at the earliest. ED, Mumbai has responded positively and assured speedy implementation.
6.9.2007 Orders for implementation of promotion policy for executives of MTNL will be released tomorrow. It is understood that the training period will be counted for implementation of financial upgradation ….. Details will be uploaded as soon as it is available…
31.8.2007 MTNL Board in its meeting held on 30.8.2007 had approved the promotion policy for MTNL executives. After issue of order for the implementation of Promotion for executives, TEAM will pursue with MTNL management to improve the promotion policy as per the discussions and decisions taken earlier.
09.08.07 GS met CMD to day and insisted to implement the promotion policy. He also insisted to consider regularisation in E-5 cadres. CMD assured to consider these issues within a week.
08.08.07 TEAM took up the issue of mismatch of span between CDA and IDA pay scales in E-4 and consequent loss of increments drawn above 12th stage in the CDA scale while switching over from CDA to IDA on 01/10/2000. It is learnt that BSNL Board has approved to increase the span of the IDA scale in a similar issue and the proposal is pending with DPE.We have requsted Dir (Fin) to cause to settle the issue.
24.7.2007  GS met CMD on 18.7.2007 and discussed various issues. CMD was very much receptive and positive. The following issues were discussed.
1. Regularization of adhoc DEs /CAOs – CMD assured that the issue will be considered.2. Implementation of promotion policy – CMD conveyed that a final shape for implementation will be given within a week and assured that our demand for modifications will be discussed.

3. For TEAM’s resistance to exchange indoor AMC CMD agreed to reconsider. Executives will be trained.
4. For the demand of imparting Training in Marketing and HR Management CMD agreed and opined that the proposal will be actively considered.

5. On Problems with regards to FMS, CMD desired to have a detailed note from TEAM.CMD appealed to TEAM to offer suggestions for improvement of services.

GS reiterated that men behind the machines are important and they need to be motivated for better results. Click Circle for letter written by Circle Secretary Mumbai in this regard.

20.7.2007 TEAM felicitated recently Retired Executive Director Shri. M.S.Rana and Welcome on board Shri. J.Gopal as ED, MTNL, Mumbai on 20.7.2007

01.7.2007  TEAM Welcomes Shri. J.Gopal on his assumption of charge as Executive Director of MTNL, Mumbai. TEAM extends whole hearted support and assures our full supports in his endeavor in brining MTNL at top in providing telecom services at Mumbai.
10.6.2007  ” The ceiling on accumulation of E.L.has been enhanced to 300+15 days. Amendment to MTNL leave rules is being issued. TEAM is pursuing the issue of removing the restiriction of 120 days of commuted leave”
6.6.2007  Farewell party was organised to Com. Jayaprakash and Com. K.J.C.Kumar on their superannuation from the post of DGM.
30.5.2007  Promotion orders from SDE to DE issued for 21 officers and transfer orders for 3 DEs issued. Com. V.N.Hegde, DE Chempur was promoted and posted as DGM(South) in April, 2007.
23.5.2007 Instructions on conversion of Garuda mobile to GSM SIM issued. click here for details.
22.5.2007  Process for regular promotion to DE from Ad-hoc DE is in progress. All Ad-hoc DEs are requested to make arrangement to forward their special reports at the earliest.
19.5.2007 TEAM Delhi Circle conference will be held on 06/06/07 at New Delhi
16.5.2007 Orders for issue of SIM card inn replacement of GARUDA issued.
15.5.2007 Newly elected Circle body met ED, MTNL, Mumbai Shri.J.Gopal, today and discussed local issues pertaining to the executive cadre. CGM(WS) and CGM(LS) were present in the meeting. ED, had agreed to the following points….Issue of SIM card to Executives in place of Garuda.
28.4.2007 Mumbai Circle TEAM has elected Com.J.S.Yadav as Circle Secretary and Com.G.N.Haragaball as President. Congratulations to Com.J.S.Yadav and his newly elected ‘TEAM” members.Representative Council Meeting of MTNL Mumbai Circle:- The Representative Council Meeting of TEAM Mumbai was held at 1530 Hrs at Kitte Bhandari Hall Dadar on 28/04/07. The subject committee was inaugurated by our GS. The Activity report and the Audited Accounts were approved by the Council after deliberations. GS briefed the council about Promotion Policy and other issues. A consensus list of Officer Bearers for the ensuing term was proposed by Com. S.N. Hublikar and seconded by Com R.A. Rajapure. The Representative Council elected the office bearers unanimously. Open House followed thereafter.OPEN HOUSE – A well attended Open House started at 1730 Hrs. at the same venue. Smt. Anita Soni Director (Fin) was the Chief Guest. Shri. J. Gopal ED, Shri.Gopal Das CGM (WS), Shri.T.K. Sil CGM (LS), Shri. Rakesh Tumhane G.M. (Fin), Shri.A.K. Saxena G.M. (A), Shri. A.P. Singh G.M. (TR) graced the occasion. Com. G.N.Haragaball President delivered the welcome address. Com. K. Jawahar President HQ, Com.N.Chandrasekar, Com.R.A.Rajapure, Com.V.P.Bharadwaj, Com. S.N. Hublikar and Com. A.K. Kaushik G.S. addressed the House on the present status of various issues such as Pension, HR Policies, Perks, Improving the quality of service and profitability, Promotion Policy etc.. All the dignitaries spoke on the occasion and appealed to the Executives to contribute their best. Dir (Fin)’s speech was in compassionate tone and exhibited understanding on all the issues. Com. K. Balasubramanian Chairman of Advisory Council TEAM summed up the issues. The meeting concluded with vote of thanks by Com. J.S. Yadav Circle Secretary.
23.4.2007 IDA Pay Revision Committee had called for response of All Associations through a questionnaire. All India BSNL Executives’ Association had submitted its response for the questionnaire to the Pay Revision Committee for executives and non-unionised Supervisors of CPSEs – w.e.f. 01.01.2007. Opinions of the members are solicited on the questionnaire at the earliest. Members may email their comments to TEAM will submits its response after incorporating the suggestions from members.
18.4.2007 GS met CMD on 18/04/2007 and invited him to the Representative Council Meeting of TEAM Mumbai Circle on 28/04/07. CMD had consented to address the Open House. He assured that the promotion policy will be implemented soon. During the meeting CMD also made an appeal to dedicate all our efforts in providing excellent customer care and to contribute our best to the interests of MTNL.
18.4.2007 Representative Council Meeting of TEAM Mumbai Circle on 28/04/2007:-The circle EC of TEAM Mumbai was held on 18/04/2007 and the holding the Representative Council Meeting on 28/04/2007was discussed.The representative Council Meeting is scheduled at 1400 Hrs at Kitte Bhandari Hall Dadar on 28/04/2007. The Areas are requested to hold the Area meeting and elect 20 representatives in all area giving representations to all the cadres. The list of the 20 representatives should be given to the Circle Secretary by 27th positively. The agenda for the Representative Council Meet is given separately. The Mumbai Circle EC will meet again on 25/04/07 to approve the Annual Report and the Accounts.The Open House is scheduled at 1700 Hrs. at the same venue. CMD, CGMs Mumbai, GM (HR) CO, leaders of other PSUs and our GS will address the Open House. All the members are requested to attend the Open House.
18.4.2007 GS participated in the meeting of Joint Forum of Telecom Unions and Associations of BSNL and MTNL held on 17/04/2007 to discuss about the TRAI decision of sharing infrastructures of BSNL / MTNL with other telecom operators. It was decided to oppose the move of TRAI and DOT and hold the following Protest Actions.

Promotion to the cadre of DGM on looking after basis ordered for three DEs. Consequently Transfers in the cadre is also ordered.

Circle ‘Representative Council’ Meeting of TEAM Mumbai will be held on 28/04/2007 at Kitte Bhandari Hall Dadar at 1500 Hrs. General Secretary Com. A.K.Kaushik will address the Council Meeting. All the office bearers and members are requested to attend .

12.4.2007 TEAM Demand merger of 50 % DA National Confederation of Officers Association of PSUs, Co-Ordination Committee of PSUs and TEAM Delhi will hold a Rally and demonstration in front of office of Department of Public Enterprises at SCOPE Complex Delhi on 13/04/07 pressurizing 50% merger of DA.
10.04.2007 CRs, Special Reports and Service Certificates are called from SDEs who were promoted in 1994 and had completed 12 years of regular service in 2006 for considering their placement in the cadre of Sr.SDE.
02.04.2007 TEAM felicitated Shri.C.B.Nair, who retired as CCM(LS), MTNL, Mumbai on 31.3.2007. Shri. M.S.Rana, ED, MTNL, Mumbai, Shri. J.Gopal, CGM(D), MTNL, Mumbai and Shri. Gopal Das, CGM(WS), MTNL, Mumbai were present in the meeting along with more than 100 TEAM members to bid farewell to the Stalwart, Veteran Leader and Able Manager Shri.C.B.Nair on the occasion. Shri C.B.Nair touched the heart of each and every one present in the meet and aroused their feelings towards the heart probing question on success and survival of MTNL.
30.3.2007 MTNL Executive’s promotion policy was approved by MTNL Board in the Board meeting held on 29/03/07. It is learnt that the approval accorded is in par with BSNL promotion policy. Further details awaited.Ad-hoc promotion orders to 65 Sr. AO’s to the grade of E5 issued. click here for list.MTNL Executives Forum wrote letter to CMD on Pending issues like regularisation of DEs/CAOs to the extent of at least 50 % of the post, Filling up of vacancies in DE/CAO/AO and Civil wings, IDA scale in Civil and Electrical wing and adhoc/Officiating arrangement in Hindi Officers category.  Forum also took up the issue of implementation of Executives’ Promotion Policy and to avert the situation that leads to stagnation in the cadre. click here for the copy of the letter.
9.3.2007 MTNL Executives forum express its gratitude to ED, Mumbai for his initiation in completing the DPCs in time. forum also made it a point to request for issue orders in respect of request transfers in the cadre of SDEs, replacement of GSM SIM for Garuda service connections, refund of CGEGIS and STD facility to all Res. Service connection. click here for copy of letter addressed to ED, Mumbai.Order for much awaited relief on account of Treatment of perquisite on residential quarters allotted to MTNL Officials issued. Order will be effective from Feb, 2007. Personal undertaking may be submitted by the officers who wish to avail the same. click here for the copy of the order. Annexure Promotion to the cadre of DGM was issued to 3 of our DEs’. Congrads to Shri. K.D.Singh, Shri.M. Vijaya Kumar and Shri. R.V.Nayak. Consequently transfer orders to three other existing DGMs were also issued. click here for the copy of the order.

TEAM met Addl. Secretary (Telecom) Shri. R. Bandyopadhyay today and submitted memorandum concerning Pension and Merger issues. For detail click here for the copy of the letter.

General Secretary had submitted clarifications on the Promotion Policy for the Executives in MTNL given to us by Dir(Pers). click here for copy of the letter.

Officiating promotion from SDE to DE and Rotational transfer in the cadre of DEs are ordered. click here for the orders. SDE to DE1 SDE to DE2 DE transfers.

Orders issued for Lateral advancement to 39 SDEs to Sr. SDE Grade left out cases issued. click here for copy of the order.

Ad-hoc Promotion orders for 110 SDEs are issued by MTNL Mumbai. click here for copy of the order.

Rotational Transfer for 223 SDEs released. click here for details.

MTNL Executives Forum discussed in length the implications of the promotional policy handed over to it by the corporate office. After due deliberation it was resolved that issues like benefit for past services rendered, issues related to regular promotion even after Gr A absorption, issues concerning Accelerated promotions as mentioned in the draft promotion policy and lateral induction proposed at E5 Grade need to be taken up with management. Accordingly a letter was addressed to Director (HR). click here for the Copy the letter addressed to Dir(HR).

DPCs for Ad-hoc Promotion in the cadre of DE/CAO is over. Orders for Ad-hoc Promotions to 227 SDE/Sr.SDEs, 75 AO/Sr.AOs and 4 SDE(Civil) are issued by Corporate office. click here for copy of the approved list. Telecom Accounts Civil PA2PS In Mumbai Officers up to Shri. Chandi Das Batabyal, Sr. List No 15976 from the OC category of 1974 recuritment and Shri. Kashi Prasad, Sr. List No: 14943 from SC category are covered. List of Accounts personnel will be uploaded shortly. Congratulations !!! Cadre restructuring and Promotion Policy for Stenographers issued by Corporate office. click here for the copy of the order.  MTNL’s draft promotion policy has been given by the Management for circulation. Members are requested to discuss the policies in the branch / Area meetings and convey their views by 07/02/07 positively.  click here for the copy.

31/01/07 President and HQ office bearers met Director (HR) and had detailed discussions on various pending issues. G.M. (HR) Corporate Office, G.M. (Admn) MTNL Delhi, DGM (Admn) were also present in the meeting. The outcome of the meeting is as under:-1. Director (HR) assured to complete all the following DPCs by 07/02/07 positively. SDE/AO to DE/CAO :- Assured to fill up 50% of the vacancies on regular basis and the balance on adhoc basis.2. DPC in PS cadre and Civil Wing3. JAO to AO for 49 left over vacancies.4. We assured Dir (HR) that we will respond quickly to the MTNL’s draft promotion policy and requested him to implement the time bound promotion policy at the earliest.5. The complex procedure in the refund of Group Insurance money was brought to his notice. We requested to refund the money adhering to the same procedure that was followed in the case of non executives else we told him that the liability to interest will arise.6. We requested him to withdraw the ceiling of 120 days for availing commuted leave and to restore the +15 days EL to the ceiling of 300 days.
31/01/07 Shri. A. Jayprakash, one of our veteran leaders of JETA and TESA and advisory council member of TEAM retired on superannuation today. Members of TEAM wish him and his family a cheerful and peaceful retired life with excellent health.
31/01/07 BSNL Executives Promotion Policy implementation order issued click here for order
31/01/07 HQ Office bearers met Dir (HR) today (15/01/07) and had discussions regarding regular promotion to STS cadre (DE/CAO), DPC for 49 posts of AOs (Both Delhi and Mumbai together) and withdrawal of victimization. Director (HR) positively responded to these issues and assured that steps have already been initiated on all these issues. Promotion Policy:-Director (HR) assured HQ Office bearers and our President that the Promotion Policy (Draft) will be made available very soon.Happy News for those who are occupying Qrs: Corporate Office has agreed not to treat the occupation of qrs. as Perks. No tax will be recovered on declaration by the employee to Accounts Officer. Orders are under issue. Our relentless pursuit bears fruits.One More Milestone in our Achievements:- Personal Staff Cadres’ Restructuring issue decided by the recent Board Meeting held on 05/01/07. Orders are under issue.DA increased by 3.69 % effective from 1st, Jan, 2007Flash News: There is an increase of 3.7 % in IDA IDA from 65.2 to 68.9 wef 1.1.2007, Orders under issue. DOT HAS APPROVED THE PROMOTION POLICY FOR EXECUTIVES OF BSNL. THE FILE IS BEING SENT TO BSNL. It is expected that MTNL will follow suit and issue the promotion policy soon as assured.