News 2008

29.12.2008 Mumbai CircleDelhi Circle Telecom News Budget Impact Pension Bulletin Merger Bulletin29/12/2008 Last date for exercising Option for Pro-rata pension is extended to 28.2.2009. click here for the copy of the order released by Corporate Office.
29/12/2008 Pension File moved by DOT was cleared favourably by Department of Personnel (DOP) and moved to Department of Expenditure (DOE). Clearance of DOE awaited.
26/12/2008 MTNL Board has taken it on record the orders of DPE regarding 2nd Pay Committee recommendation. Fitment and other modalities is expected to be decided in due course.
26/12/2008  Last date for exercising Option for Pro-rata pension will be extended further. Orders to this effect are expected shortly. Watch this site for further instruction.
24/12/2008 GS wrote letter to Director (HR) requesting him to extend the last date for exercising option for pro-rata pension till all issues pertaining to the same are resolved. click here for copy of letter.
 21/12/2008 CR Screening report and Vigilance Clearance of Officers for Regular promotion to the grade of SDE (Telecom)/SDE(Civil/Electrical)! Accounts Officer reg. It has been decided to hold DPC for regular promotion to the E-3 grade posts in various caders of Telecom, Accounts & Finance, Civil and Electrical etc. You arc requested to kindly arrange to forward the CR Screening Report and Vigilance Clearance in respect of the Officers for the following tentative vacancies. click here for the copy of the order.
19/12/2008 STRIKE POSTPONED :- United Forum of BSNL/MTNL Executives’ Associations has been decided to POSTPONE – proposed Rally on 22.12.2008 and indefinite strike from 23.12.2008, in view of the written assurance given by the BSNL Management in consultation with Secretary, DOT click here for BSNL Management’s letter. strike postponement Letter.
18/12/2008 Director (HRD), BSNL arranged meeting of AIBSNLEA with CMD, BSNL today to discuss the issues pertaining to Absorption of ITS officers in BSNL. CMD informed that he has arranged a meeting of United Forum of BSNL Executives’ Associations with Secy (T) on 19.12.2008 at 11:30 Hrs. to discuss the issue and indefinite strike call. He also informed that yesterday he had meeting with Secy(T) and discussed the matter in details. He hoped that after three secretaries meeting i.e. Secy(T), Secy(DoE) and Secy(DoP&T) some solution of the problem is expected. He appealed not to go on strike in view of BSNL’s viability.
15/12/2008 Rally on 22nd Dec 08 from MTNL office CGO Complex to Minister Office Electronic Niketen CGO, and indefinite Stick w. e. f. 23rd DEC 2008.HANDBILLS FOR THE Rally CAN BE DOWNLOADED BY CLICKING <THIS LINK>
10/12/2008 ACRs called from 253 DE’s for regular promotion to E5 Grade. All are requested to make arrangement to forward the ACRs at the earliest. click here for the order copy.
08/12/2008 CONGRATULATIONS! Successful Dharna programme through out the Country. A MASSIVE DHARNA at BSNL Corporate Office was also a grand success. All the circle/Branch Secretary of BSNL/MTNL are requested to mobilize making indefinite strike w.e.f. 23.12.2008 a COMPLETE SUCCESS.The United Forum of BSNL & MTNL Executives’ Association have decided unanimously to re-exercise our option and opt for DOT to end duality (Select Option B in the form). All executives of BSNL & MTNL are requested to re-exercise their option for DOT only as the DOT has already extended the date of option up to 15.12.2008. All Executives of MTNL & BSNL are requested to fill up the fresh option for DOT immediately. Submit the First copy of the option form to their immediate controlling Officer, sent 2nd copy directly to the Secretary (T) through speed post, and 3rd copy to respective Association. click here for the Option form).
08/12/2008 ” Considering the situation in Mumbai subsequent to terriorist attack, TEAM, Mumbai is focusing the resentment of Executives in MTNL/BSNL on dual policy in absorption of officers by DOT/Govt, by wearing a Black Badge. A letter issued in this regard in linked.”
06/12/2008 Due to Law and Order situation prevailing in Mumbai, it has been decided to differ the demonstration planed earlier on 8th demanding repatriation back to DOT. Now it is planned that on 8th December all our comrades at Mumbai will wear black bodges demanding repatriation back to DOT. All are requested to make local arrangement to get the black bodges.
29/11/2008 DPE notified the revision of payscales for CPSUs w.e.f 01-01-2007 as per the Cabinet approval. click here for the copy of the DPE order.
26/11/2008 United Forum Served Notice to both BSNL/MTNL pressing our demand of repatriation to DOT. Program of action: One day Dharna on 8th Dec, Rally to Ministry on 22nd Dec and Indefinite Strike from 23rd Dec, 2008. Remain in touch for further instructions. click here for copy of the notice served.
20/11/2008 2nd Pay committee Report get Cabinet Approval. click here for the copy of the NDTV release. click here for NDTV website coverage. http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv/story.aspx?id=NEWEN20080073361
19/11/2008 Rally of United forum from BSNL Corporate office to parliament street, New Delhi.About 2000 executives of the United forum participated in a massive rally which started from BSNL corporate office and was intercepted by police at Parliament street police station. The rally was addressed by GS/TEAM, GS/AIBSNL EA, GS/MTNL EA, GS/ SNEA(I) and Com M.K.Bagchi, ex-GS/JTOA(I). The enthusiasm and motivation of the participants of the rally was simply superb, with everyone reiterating his resolve to struggle to the last drop of his blood till the issue reaches its logical conclusion i.e repatriation of all the absorbed executives of BSNL/MTNL to DOT.Later on, a memorandum was submitted to Jt Secy/DOT by the GSs of all the constituents of the United forum, since Secy/DOT is out of Country and is expected to return on 24th Nov,08. We explained in detail our stand to Jt Secy/DOT and unequivocally conveyed to him that executives of BSNL/MTNL mean serious and real business in terms of completely ending the present dual policy of the govt. by repatriating all the absorbed executives of BSNL/MTNL to DOT. We also conveyed it to him that very shortly there would be a war like situation in both BSNL/MTNL when the resolution of the United forum that no absorbed executive would report to or obey the orders of the deputationists after 22nd Dec.,08 would be enforced by the United forum. The internal strife that will arise because of our total defiant stand to blatantly disobey the orders of outsiders after 22nd Dec.,08 must be avoided by DOT by acting concretely and decisively on the resolution of the United forum i.e repatriation of all absorbed executives to DOT from BSNL/MTNL, clearly we impressed upon Jt Secy/DOT, asking him to convey it to the concerned authorities.Comrades of SNEA(I) from Rajasthan, UP(W) and Haryana also participated in the rally in huge numbers.Rallies/demonstrations were held at Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Lucknow etc and memoranda were submitted to the respective Governors at these places.
18/11/2008 Com. A.K.Kaushik, General Secretary, Com.V.P.Bhardwaj, AGS and Com. A.K.Kapoor, VP(CHQ) met with Director(HR) on 18.11.2008 regarding various long pending issues such as Regular Promotion in STS scale in respect of all wings. ie., Engg, Fin, Civil and Electrical etc delay in issue of CAO(Ad-hoc) orders, clarification regarding 1st promotion after 4 or 5 years in case of any regular promotion order issued by DOT after 1.10.2000 to the absorbed executives. Fixation of AAO’s pay on absorption on point to point basis as per BSNL pattern, Withdrawal of looking after orders from Oct, 2004 or Oct, 2005 as the case may be on financial up-gradation from E-4 to E-5 in Delhi unit, Pension issue etc. Director (HR) assured to expedite all the issues on prioiryt.
18/11/2008 United forum of BSNL/MTNL organized demonstration in front of Prabhadevi Telephone house at Mumbai and Corporate office at New Delhi demanding repatriation of all the absorbed executives of BSNL/MTNL to DOT. Members of all the associations turned in large number. The response to the short call was marvelous and this shows that the real fight for the justice began.Click here for a photo snap of Rally at Delhi.
05/11/2008 Delegation led by Com. A.K.Kaushik, GS TEAM and Shri. Yashwant Happe, MPCC met Shri Prithviraj Chavan, Hon’ble Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, today at his residence in New Delhi. GS TEAM submitted Memorandum and discussed issues regarding payment of combined service pension for MTNL employees by Govt on par with BSNL and appraised the Minister the need for Merger of BSNL and MTNL. Minister assured to look into the issues. click here for the Vedio (Best viewed in Nero 7.6/Windows Media Player/Media Player Classic). click here for the details of the meeting.
05/11/2008 Retired Telecom Officers welfare Association had their meeting today at CTO Building at New Delhi today. Smt. Anita Soni, Dir(F), Shri. Bachori, Dir(HR), Shri. Anubam Anand, GM(HR) and GS (TEAM) addressed the gathering. Issues relating to retired telecom Officers were brought to the notice of administration. Orders regarding 50 % of DA 1.1.2007 for retired officers already issued.
03/11/2008 Resolution adopted by United Forum of Executives of BSNL/MTNL on repatriation of executives from BSNL/MTNL to DOT <<<<<Click Here>>>>>>Programmes of Organizational actions decided by the United forum of executives of BSNL/MTNL on the issue of immediate repatriation of executives from BSNL/MTNL to DOT:A) Saving gram campaign by Branches/SSAs/Circles on 1st Nov.,08, addressed to Hon’ble MOC&IT. Text of the saving gram;“United Forum of BSNL/MTNL Executives” Associations express serious discontentment & resentment against non completion of Gr ‘A’officers absorption in BSNL/MTNL. Strongly demands repatriation of BSNL/MTNL Executives to DoT. Delay in absorption process is adversely affecting the viability of BSNL/MTNL.B) Lunch/Closing hour demonstration at SSA/Circle/Hq level on 7th Nov.,08.C) Rally at HQs on 18th Nov.,08. Rallies at Circle/SSA HQs should also be held
01/11/2008 Sangharsh Sameeti Flagged off and started marching forward to realize its goal of merging two entities BSNL and MTNL so as to strengthen the PAN India presence of Govt owned Public Sector Undertakings in the Telecom Services and to ensure Secure Pension to all MTNL employees by Govt. The Associations of TEAM, MEA, S/C S/T Welfare Assn, Dr. Ambedkar Exec. Forum, Personal Staff Assn, Karmachari Front, Sanchar Union, BTEF, Workers Union, Republic Employees Union and Canteen Employees Union will march ahead to materialize the twin agenda in the coming days and see to it that the PAN India Telecom Service by Govt’s PSU will be the realm. Forces that deny justified dues for its employees and deny delivery of affordable services to the citizens of India needs to take a back seat and allow every citizen of India to enjoy the fruits instead of allowing Public Wealth to slip in the hands of mighty few.All MTNL employees whether associated with any of the Associations/Unions as a member or not are requested to join Sangharsh Sameeti Movement to materialize the common agenda for the Survival and Success of each one of us and demonstrate Voice of all in a Single Unified Platform to achieve what is legitimately due for safeguarding our future. Sangharsh Sameeti Zindabad !!!
23/10/2008 United forum of Executives’ of BSNL & MTNL formed. Forum resolution demanding repatriation of BSNL & MTNL executives forwarded to Shri. Raja, H’ble Minister for Communication and IT. Click here to view the letter and Resolution.
23/10/2008  New Branch formed at BKC Telephone Exch Building.
21/10/2008 In view of prevailing situation at Mumbai arising out of the MNS Leader, it is decided to postphone the demonstration scheduled at Mumbai to a new date 1.11.2008. All requested to give wide publicity and assemble in large number to materialise the demand.
21/10/2008  Executives and Non-Executives of MTNL Mumbai formed Sangharsh Sameeti and are agitating for two major demands Merger of BSNL & MTNL and Secured Pension for MTNL employees. Sangharsh Sameeti is organised by Six Association of Executives and Nine Unions of Non-Executives. Sangharsh Sameeti will hold massive demonstration at closing hours (4.30 PM) today, 21st Oct, 2008 at Telephone House, Prabhadevi, Dadar to draw the attention of Hon’ble Misinster for Communication and IT, DOT, BSNL and MTNL. All are requested to assemble at Prabhadevi to demonstrate our Demand.Sangharsh Sameeti Zindabad !!!
17/10/2008  CEC of TEAM Mumbai met today and discussed various organisational issues. It was resolved that Area Level Meeting should be conducted at regular interval. Circle body also decided to conduct Area level meetings at all areas on or before 30th Nov, 2008. Circle Office bearers and HQ office bearers will attend area meetings on intimation.
17/10/2008 Last date for exercising options by Gr ‘A’ ITS officers extended to 31.10.2008. Period of deputation extended till 31.12.2008.
17/10/2008 Clarifications received from MTNL Management on quarries raised by TEAM. click here for the copies of the clarification received.
03/10/2008 6.2% increase in Industrial Dearness Allowance announced wef 01.10.2008.
27/09/2008 Joint Forum of MTNL Senior Executives Association (MSEA) and TEAM in its meeting held on 25.09.2008 has unanimously resolved to seek immediate repatriation of MTNL Executives (Erstwhile DOT Group A & B Officers) to DOT from MTNL. After deliberation, the resolution was forwarded Ministry of Communication & IT. click here for the copy letter forwarded to Ministry and Resolution.
17/09/2008 MTNL Management has approved productivity linked bonus equivalant to 23 days with a minimum and maximum range of Rs.9000 to Rs.11000. This is likely to paid in Sep, 2008.12/09/2008 CO,MTNL has issued orders for merger of 50% of DA with Basic pay from 01.1.2007.Arrears for the period from 1.4.08 to 31.8.08 will be paid along with current month’s salary. Arrears from 1.1.2007 to 31.3.2008 will be paid in two installments with the salary of November 2008 and January 2009.
12/09/2008 DOT approved 50 % merger of IDA wef 1.1.2007 which was approved and forwarded by MTNL Board. click here for the copy of the approval from DOT.
12/09/2008 CHQ President TEAM with other Office bearers met Director (HR) on 11.09.2008 in the cabin of ED, Mumbai and discussed HR related issues. ED & GM(A) also participated in the meeting. click here for the detailed minutes.
10/09/2008  The Parliamentary Committee on IT&T was in Mumbai today, the 10th Sep, 2008. All the three Associations of executives working in MTNL Mumbai namely TEAM, MEA and OAMTNL submitted a joint memorandum to the Chairman CCCIT&T and other member MPs requesting them to take up with GOI the issue of Merger of MTNL and BSNL. All the MPs responded positively and assured the delegation which includs G.N.Haragaball, J.S.Yadav, R.A.Rajapure, N.R.Hiramat, M.B.Biradhar, R.R.Mishra, Raghavan, Virendra Singh and Ejaj Ahmod that they will take up the matter at all level including the Parliament. Some of the MPs suggested that the Associations should pressurize the respective management to send the proposal in this regard. click here for the copy of the memorandum.
09/09/2008 Designations of all Executives in MTNL have been changedAccording to the order released by the Corporate office dated 8.9.2008 all existing designations of Executives from E1 to E5 grades are Standardised as under with immediate effect. click here for the copy of the order. Grade & Scales Existing DesignationsStandardised DesignationsE1 – 8600-250-14600LO, PRO Executive (*)E2 – 10750-300-16750JTO, JAO, AM(HR/Legal/CS/Mktg), TSO, AD(OL), Executive etc Asst. Manager (*)E3 – 13000-350-18250SDE, AO etc Dy. Manager (*)E4 – 14500-350-18700Sr. SDE, Sr. AO etc Manager (*)E5 – 16000-400-20500DE, CAO etc Sr. Manager (*)
06/09/2008 DOT hands over the issue of Seniority in TES Gr B to BSNL/MTNL vide letter dated 5.9.2008. click here for the copy of the letter.
31/08/2008  Second AIBSNLEA was held at Jaipur on 28 to 30th August, 2008. Shri. Siddharth Behura, Chairman TC & Secretary DOT during his speech welcomed the merger of BSNL and MTNL. click here for the detailed report.
29/08/2008  MTNL Board has approved 50 % merger of IDA wef 1.1.2007 in the Board meeting held today at New Delhi. This will be forwarded to the Administrative Ministry for its approval shortly.28/08/2008 ITS absorption expected to be finalised by 16.10.2008. Option for absorptions in BSNL/MTNL released. click here for the copy of the order.
28/08/2008  Com. A.K.Kaushik, GS TEAM along with Com.V.P.Bharadwaj met Director (HR) on 22.8.2008 and discussed matters pertaining to personnel upgradation. Dir(HR) had agreed to take up the matter one after the other. After the meeting Dir(HR) had moved the file for regular promotion from the Adhoc status.
27/08/2008  Promotion order to DE on Ad-hoc basis issued by Corporate office for 58 Officers on purely temporary basis. click here for the copy of the order. 
26/08/2008  BSNL Board meet on Aug 27 may discuss IPO plans TT Correspondent |NewDelhi|25Aug2008 The BSNL Board is scheduled to meet on August 27 to discuss among other things growth strategies and business plans including its IPO proposal. Company CMD, Kuldeep Goyal made it clear that employee acceptance was important before going ahead with the IPO and said that the company was in no hurry to introduce such a listing proposal at this stage. This was further supported by Minister of State for Communications, Jyotiraditya Scindia’s statement in Khandwa, MP where he said that the company was only considering about IPO and has not made up its mind. He also added that even if the company comes up with IPO it will involve dilution of only 10 percent equity stake and assured that privatization of the company would not take place.
16/08/2008   Govt extends pension entitlement to 20 yrs. click here for details.
08/08/2008  It is reliably learnt that the issue of 50% DA merger will be taken up in the ensuing board meeting scheduled in the third week of August, 2008 and orders to this effect will be issued by first week of September.
02/08/2008 Joji Thomas Philip, ET Bureau, reports that BSNL board has cleared the company’s proposed $10-billion listing, click here for the detailed report.
01/08/2008 ” It is understood that the issue of 50% merger of IDA with pay is deferred for next board meeting scheduled for August’08.Medical scheme for retired employees/executives has been approved. MTNL has taken an insurance policy for this, covering Rs 1.5 lakhs for two (husband & wife) and Rs 1 lakh incase of single person with family floater. For accidents, surgeries etc., a floater to cover extra expenditure will be given to EDs.The existing procedure of splitting the leave into encashable and non encashable portion(150+150) is being reviewed. If approved, entire portion of leave will be credited without any splitting up, subject to a maximum of 300 days.”
28/07/2008 Cabinaet Approved revised offer conditions for absorption of ITS Officers in BSNL/MTNL. click here for the note.
28/07/2008 Last date for exercising Pro-rata Pension by Gr A &B Officers has been further extended up to 31.12.2008 vide letter No MTNL/IRW/27(62)/2008/141 dated 28.7.2008. click here for the copy of the letter.
28.07.2008 BSNL IPO to pave way for merger with MTNL. click here for the press clips. 
16.07.2008 After the CEC Meeting on 11/07/2008 at New Delhi Members of TEAM Visited CMD, Dir(HR) and Dir(Fin) and discussed various pending issues and submitted its request for intervention and speady solutions.Click here for the details.
15.07.2008 Pro-rata Pension issue ” It is understood that responses/comments from three Ministries including Finance Ministry is pending to be received by the GOM for further consideration. Hence TEAM CHQ requested Dir(HR), MTNL on 11.07.08, when they met to discuss various issues to extend the due date of 31.07.08. He has agreed to consider the request. TEAM is giving a letter in this regard. Members may please wait for the extension.” 12.07.2008 Special CEC meeting was held at New Delhi on 11th July, 2008 and 12th July, 2008. click here for the decisions taken during the meeting.
08.07.2008  TEAM HQ had convened CEC meeting at New Delhi on 11th July, 2008 to discuss about the pending HR issues and to decide about the further course of action. Circle President and Secretary of both the units alongwith respective unit respresentatives are scheduled to meet at New Delhi.
07.07.2008 TEAM Members met Shri. Subodh Kumar, Addl. Secretary, DOT during his visit to MTNL Mumbai today and submitted a memorandum for speedy decision in respect of Pension by Govt and Merger of BSNL and MTNL. Shri. Subhodh Kumar assured his support in respect of the issues placed before him. click here for the extract of the memorandum submitted.
04.07.2008 In the Board Meeting held today Corporate Designations for executives of all functional levels have been approved. Detailed report will be made available shortly.
27.06.2008 Coordination Committee formed for Merger of BSNL & MTNLOffice bearers of SNEA, AIBSNLEA, TEAM and MEA met today the 27th Jume, 2008 in New Delhi and formed a Co-ordination Committee to take up a single agenda of BSNL & MTNL. Following members were nominated as Office bearers of the movement. ChairmanCom. SatyanarayananPresident AIBSNLEAConvenorCom. A.K.KaushikG.S. TEAMMembers1. Com. Prahalad RaiG.S. SNEA2. Com. G.L.JogiG.S. SNEA3. Com. V.K.TomarG.S. MEAThe Committee decided to approach all like minded Unions and Associations of NON-Executives of BSNL & MTNL and all concerned authorities to persue and achieve the merger of BSNL & MTNL. “LONG LIVE EXECUTIVES’ UNITY” 
13.06.2008 Com.A.K. Kaushik, Com.R.A. Rajapure, Com.P.S.Padwal and Com. Haragaball attended the Second Circle conference of Maharashtra Circle AIBSNLEA held at Nashik on 21/06/2008. Shri. K.P. Kumar CGM (WTP) Mumbai was the chief guest.Com.A.K. Kasushik emphasized the need for immediate merger of BSNL and MTNL. Com. Prahlad Rai G.S. AIBSNLEA mentioned that the issues of merger of BSNL and MTNL, and Pension issue should be pursued jointly by Associations of BSNL and MTNL. The Chief guest Shri.K.P.Kumar CGM (WTP) mentioned in his speech that everyone in the recently held meeting of Addl.Secretary DOT were in favour of BSNL and MTNL merger.13.06.2008 The GB at Kitte Bhandari Hall was held on 13/06/2008 . Com.A.K. Kaushik our GS enthused every one by participating in the GB. The felicitation ceremony of retired office bearers Com. K. Jawahar and Com.S.N.Hublikar preceded the GB. Smt.Anita Soni Director (Fin) and Shri.J.Gopal EX MTNL Mumbai were the guests of honour. Shri.M.D. Bhatia CGM (D, Shri.Munish Mallik, and Shri.A.K. Saxena G.M. (Admn) graced the occasion. All the speakers lauded the contributions of both the retired officers to MTNL and wished them a happy retired life.In the GB Com. N.Chandrasekaran gave details of the recommendations of the second Pay Committee. GS elaborated on all the HR issues and their present status. He indicated that the DA merger will take place in a couple of months. The BSNL –MTNL merger issue will be effectively pursued by TEAM.
12.06.2008 A special General Body Meeting of TEAM will be held on Friday the 13th June, 2008 from 16:30 hrs. onwards at Kitte Bhandari Hall, Gokhale Road, Shivaji Park, Dadar (W), Mumbai – 400 028.12.06.2008 ” GS along with Com Bhardwaj, AGS and Com Ramgopal, Circle Secry Delhi mets CMD on 5.6.08 and discussed the following issues.1. Regular promotions in all Executive cadres : CMD intimated that the process has been initiated.2. Payment of combined service pension by Govt:- The case is under process. MTNL Management is also pursuing this case.3. Recommendations of 2nd pay committee report esp. the categorization of MTNL as A grade : – MTNL management was also requested to take up this case with appropriate authorities. TEAM is taking up this case.4. Income tax on perquisite for those allotted quarters: CMD will be issuing instructions to Finance wing for examination of the case.Genl Secretary also met Director HR and brought to his notice pending HR issues and merger of IDA with pay and sought early settlement.31.05.2008 Six Pay Committee Report Submitted today. click here for detailed Report.26/05/2008 Last date for execercising Pro-rata Pension by Gr A &B Officers has been extended up to 31.7.2008 vide letter No MTNL/IRW/27(62)/2008/86 dated 26.5.2008. click here for the copy of the letter.
22.05.2008 DPC for Ad-hoc DEs is likely to be held soon, probably by 3rd of June. All eligible officers are requested to send CR’s urgently.
22.05.2008 Medical treatment for the retired employees. MTNL is trying to tie-up with Insurance companies for providing medical treatment for the retrired employees soon.
17.5.2008 News from BSNL: Joint committee of BSNL Officers and the representatives of Executives’ Associations has recommended recuritment of Management Trainees at DGM level (JAG) instead of at DE who is at STS cadre. All the vacancies in STS (DE/CAO/EE) will be fuilledup by regular promotions from Gr. B Level.
17.5.2008 TEAM wrote letter to MTNL CMD Shri.R.S.P. Sinha on 12.5.2008 requesting him to postpone the last date for exercising option for the pro-rata pension till such time clarifications required to take an informed decision in respect of the pro-rata pension is not made available. There are gray areas like who will be the paying authority in either case ? Whether interest on Leave encashment is applicable ? Whether commutation benefits are available for pro-rata optee ? whether the compound interest will be applied on the Gratuity arrears ? Whether the benefits of DA merger will be made applicable as per the 6th pay Commission report ? Whether RPF agrees to accept the pension contribution wef 01.10.2000 ? and The fate of all those who already retired ? These are of essence for taking informed decisions. More over it is reliably learnt that the Govt of India is actively considering appointing DOT as pension paying authority for DOT absorbed officers in MTNL/BSNL. In view of the above it is necessary that the officers should be given an opportunity to take informed decisions. click here for the copy of the letter.
17.5.2008  Medical Facilities to Retired MTNL employee was extended for the month of May 2008. Employees are directed to submit their Indoor Medical claim latest by 20th of May, 2008. click here for the copy of the circular.17.5.2008 It is reliably learnt that PSU Pay Committee Report will be submitted to the Govt by 31/05/2008 positively.
13/05/2008   DPC for ad-hoc promotion from the grade of SDE/Sr.SDE to the grade of DE is proposed to be held shortly. Eligible officers from SDE/Sr. SDEs upto seniority number mentioned below are requested to furnish their CR screening/assessment report along with Vigilance report at the earliest.OC Category – Up to seniority number 15510.000, SC Category – Up to seniority number: 17198.343 and ST Category – All Officers who had completed 6 years of regular service in the grade of SDE as on date. click here for the copy of the letter calling the CR. 
30/04/2008 MTNL Board met on 30.4.2008. Unfortunately MTNL management failed to take up the item relating to merger of DA.
 29/04/2008 A mammoth rally of more than 10000 employees was held at Parliamentary Street New Delhi by Unions and Associations of MTNL. S/Shri. Manohar Joshi M.P. and Ex-Speaker Lok Sabha addressed the rally.In his speech he said that the pension issue has been taken up him and assured that the issue will be resolved. Majority Unions of Non-Executives of MTNL Mumbai and MTNL Delhi had organised the rally. TEAM and MEA members in large numbers were also participated in the rally. Com… Arvind Sawant General Secretary Kamgar Sangh Mumbai, Com.Upadhyay G.S.MTNL Mazdoor Sangh, Com. V.K. Tomar G.S. MEA. MTNL Delhi, Com.Sanjeev AGS TEAM, Com.Ramgopal CS TEAM Delhi also addressed the rally.
25/04/2008 Shri. Vrijesh Upadhyay, General Secretary, MTNL Mazdoor Sangh, New Delhi had extended his hands to support and participate in the struggle alongwith our association in the common cause of the MTNL absorbed Officers and employees. We welcome all like minded associations and unions to come forward and join hands to fight for our existence. click here for the copy of the letter written by Shri. Virjesh Upadhyay on 16.4.2008 and 19.4.2008.“TEAM had decided to join the “March to Parliament” programme on 29.4.2008.
19/04/2008 JAO Competitive exam announced. click here for the Circular, New Syllabus under Rule 9.2 N Rule 9.3
19/04/2008 Order Relaxing conditions of mandatory two weeks training issued. As per the modified conditions Officers who had left the company, who are superannuating within a period of two year from the date of issue of the upgradation order and who were covered under the review dates for the year 2004, 2005 and 2006 will be relaxed from the conditions. click here for the copy of the circular.
14/04/2008 TEAM All India Conference held in New Delhi between 9th and 11th April 2008 was a great success more than 800 participants attended the conference along with 70 delegates from Mumbai. click here for the proceedings and resolutions taken during the meeting.
08/04/2008 Dear Comrades. We are studying the effect of opting for the pro-rata pension and opting for combined pension on various parameters. Till then trigger your mind, raise your eye brows and keep your ears open on the issue. We will advice you at appropriate time.
04/04/2008 Option for prorata pension called. Pl click here for copy of the Circular and Option form.04/04/2008 Train schedules for Mumbai Delegates attending Circle Conference at Delhi.Mumbai to Delhi by Train number 2925 “Pachim Express” starting at 1135 am on 8.4.2008 from Bandra Terminus. Return Journey from Delhi to Mumbai by Train number 2904 “Golden Temple Express” leaving Delhi at 0750 am on 12.4.2008. For Details of seats contact Com. Gade on mobile 9869051200 or Com. Biradhar on mobile number 9869256262. 
03/04/2008 Rescheduled Representative Council Meeting of HQ at Delhi are as under:-09/04/08 General Body Meeting of MTNL Delhi.
10/04/08 RepresentativeCouncil Meetingof TEAM HQ11/04/08 OPEN HOUSE”Around 70 TEAM Delegates from Mumbai are expected to attend the conference at Delhi. CMD Shri. R.S.P. Sinha, Dir (HR) Shri. S.P. Pachauri, Dir Tech Shril, Kuldeep Goyal and Dir Finance Mrs. Anita Soni are expected to attend Open House on 11th April at 1100 hrs, click here for the banner.
29/03/2008 Valuation of perquisites on Residential Quarters allotted to MTNL officials released. Tax burden on account of this instance increases liability of Quarter occupants. click here for the Official Circular on this issue. Members who are in occupation of residential quarters are requested to offer their comments to komalprk@rediffmail.com or call 9869251414 so that a concerted move can be initiated.
26/03/1008 Sixth Pay Commission has made observtions under the following topics regarding PSUs. 1. Existing Pay and Pension structures of PSUs – Annexure 2.1.12. Existing Performance linked Incentives of PSUs – Annexure 2.5.13. Ministry of Communications and IT- Chapter 7.6 Sixth Pay Commission has observed that Government should discontinue the ITS Service. All the existing ITS officers should either be absorbed in BSNL/MTNL or else sent to the surplus cell.
24/03/2008  The Sixth Central Pay Commission submitted its Report to the Goverment on 24th March, 2008. Please Visit http://india.gov.in/govt/paycommission.htm for the Report and main highlights… click here for the PDF document.
21/03/2008 Sixth Pay Commission Report is likely to be submitted to the Finance Minister by Tuesday the 25th March, 2008. CDA scales are likely to scale up three times the present scale and brings in nearly 50 % hike in the net package. Reports’ TNN.
18/03/2008 Due to the relentless efforts of TEAM, DoT directs MTNL to ask option for Pension and Other retirement benefits to MTNL employees including those on deemed deputation basis. click here for the copy of the letter issued by DOT.
18/03/2008 TEAM Oppose proposed plan for withdrawing medical facilities to retired employees of MTNL and wrote letter to CMD requesting him to intervine and stop the move. click here for the copy of the letter.
17/03/2008 Com.A.K. Kaushik GS, Com. K. Jawahar & Com. N. Chandrashekaran met Director (HR) and discussed the following issues. Issue of orders for drawal of next increment on time bound promotion in relaxation of training condition. Director (HR) informed that orders in this regard are under issue.Calling for option for prorate pension : Director (HR) informed that the options will be called for very shortly.Regularisation of Group A vacant post as on 1/10/2000 on regular basis. Director (HR) heard our plea with justifications.Holding of JAOs Departmental examinations : Director(HR) informed that notification for examinations to fill up 40% vacancies will be issued very soon. It is reliably learnt that the screening test will be held during June 2008 and the main examination will be held one month thereafter.Merger of 50% DA with pay : Director (HR) informed that the issue will be put up in the ensuing Board meeting.
13/03/08 Com..R.A. Rajapure, Com..G.N. Haragaball President Team Mumbai, Com.J.S. Yadav CS Team Mumbai and C.U. Gade Hq.Treasurer attended the CWC meeting of AIBSNL EA at Bangalore . Com.R.A.Rajapure in his speech at the CWC elaborated the need for merger of BSNL and MTNL.
01/03/2008 Team wrote letter to Secretary Telecom Commission on the issue of Merger of BSNL/MTNL. click here for the copy of the letter.
29/02/2008  Team wrote letter to CMD Shri.R.S.P.Sinha to issue order for merger of 50 % DA.
23/02/2008  The HQ office bearers met Mrs. Anita Soni Director (Fin). Mrs. Anita Soni assured that the 50% DA merger will be approved in the next board meeting. Mrs. Anita Soni also assured that JAO’s examination under new syllabus will be conducted soon.
22/02/200 8 HQ Members of TEAM met Shri. Siddharth Behura, Chairman TC & Secretary DOT and discussed on the following issues. The Chairman was very much receptive and interacted freely. click here for the details of the discussion.
07/02/2008 Rescheduled Representative Council Meeting at Delhi:
09/04/08 Circle Conference of MTNL Delhi
10/04/08 Representative Council Meeting of TEAM HQ
11/04/08   OPEN HOUSE”
04/02/2008 Members of TEAM and AIBSNLEA met at Prabhadevi on 01/02/2008 and discussed the ongoing issues in MTNL/BSNL and decided to have Co-ordination Committee of BSNL / MTNL Unions / Associations on common issues & they decided to form the Coordination Committee at the earliest. In the said meeting Members have recognised that Merger of BSNL/MTNL will be the first common issue and decided to approach all Unions and Associations of Executives/Non-executives of BSNL/MTNL. click here for details of other issues identified.
01022008 TEAM met Shri.J.Gopal, ED Mumbai and discussed matters relating to various service conditions and services offered by MTNL. ED assured that he will look in to the cases and expedite them. click here for the details of discussion.
30/01/2008 Union Cabinet today Gave its approval for merging a portion of IDA equal to 50 % of the existing pay in respect of employees. Board of Directors of respective PSUs are directed to consider the 50 % merger keeping in mind the capacity of the company to pay and submits its proposal to the Administrative Ministry for its approval. Click here to view the Press Release from PIB.
22/01/2008 TEAM wrote letter to Secretary DOT for issue of “Option for Pro-rata Pension”. click here for copy of the letter.
16/01/2008 Com GS along with HQ office bearers at Delhi met Dir (HR) in a formal meeting to day (16/01/08) and discussed the various issues. click here for the issues taken up and discussed.
18/12/2007  IDA SCALE UP-GRADATION OF EXECUTIVES E5 TO E6 issued for DEs and CAOs on 12th.