News Jan to June 2011

26.06.2011  Com. A.K.Kaushik General Secretary TEAM , wrote a letter to Director HR for inordinate delay in holding of DPC from AO/Sr. AO to CAO on regular basis in MTNL, Delhi Unit. Click here for copy of letter.
20.06.2011 MTNL, Delhi unit issued financial up-gradation orders for Telecom executives from E-3 to E-4 for 24 & from E-4 to E-5 for 30 executives. For copy of order please see Delhi Bulletin.
18.06.2011 Comrade A.K.Kaushik General Secretary TEAM , wrote a letter to Director HR MTNL regarding restriction of 120 days of commuted leave on Medical Certificate in the entire Service – Voilation of CCS Leave Rules, 1972. Click here for copy of letter.
16.06.2011 Joint Forum of Executives’ Association of MTNL wrote a letter to Dir.HR regarding extension of Pro-Rata option date. Click here for copy of letter.
08.06.2011  Com. Ramgopal wrote a letter to ED MTNL Delhi unit, about rotational transfers rendered to counter productive due to thoughtless posting and deployment. For copy of letter please see Delhi Bulletin.
07.06.2011 MTNL, Delhi unit issued financial up-gradation orders for Account and Finance executives from E-4 to E-5 for 51 executives.For copy of order please see Delhi Bulletin.
07.06.2011 MTNL, Delhi unit issued financial up-gradation orders for Engineering executives from E-3 to E-4 for 461executives.For copy of order please see Delhi Bulletin.
06.06.2011 Com. A.K.kaushik wrote a letter to CMD ,apprising him about ‘Civil War’ being continued in MTNL Delhi unit between senior officers of Administration and Finance wing and requested him for his kind intervention for smooth functioning of system. For copy of letter please see Delhi Bulletin.
04.06.2011 MTNL, Delhi unit issued transfer orders for Account and Finance executives For copy of order please see Delhi Bulletin.
03.06.2011 MTNL, Delhi unit issued financial up-gradation orders for Account and Finance executives from E-2 to E-3 for 47executives.For copy of order please see Delhi Bulletin.
03.06.2011 Corporate office issued a letter containing Clarifications regarding dependent family members for the purpose of Group Health Insurance Scheme for MTNL Working Employee-2011. Click here for letter.
01.06.2011 United Forum’s representatives met Hon’ble Sh. Oscar Fernandes ,MP (RS)& General Secretary (Election )AICC in the evening of 31-05-2011 to discuss about Pension issue of MTNL. At his advice , we again met him in his office at Parliament Annexe building on 01-06-2011. Hon’ble Sh. Fernandes addressed a D.O. to Sh. Kapil Sibbal, Hon’ble Minister (C&IT) on MTNL pension issue and sent a note to Hon’ble Smt. Sonia Gandhi , Congress president enclosing our memorandum.
30.05.2011 Com. A.K.Kaushik General Secy. wrote a letter to CMD MTNL expressing his deep concern over OFC faults pending since long back. Click here for letter. and annexure
28.05.2011 Com. Chandrashekar CHQ president TEAM along with Com. J.S.Yadav CS Mumbai, Com. Rajapure from RTOWA Mumbai, Com. Kishore Kedar and Com. S.M.Sawant of MTNL Workers Union Mumbai met Sh. Gurudas Kamat, H’ble MoS (C) today at Mumbai and reminded about pension for MTNL working employees and revision of pension for retirees at par with BSNL. Minister told that some policy issues are involved in the subject and he is following up the case vigorously.
28.05.2011 New links for Delhi Bulletin and Mumbai Bulletin are activated for carrying unit level messages/activities for the convenience of members. All members are requested to visit the pages for getting information updated.
27.05.2011 MTNL Delhi unit has issued financial up-gradation orders from E-4 to E5 for (16+2+2) 20 Telecom executives. Click here for the letters 1 2 3
26.05.2011 MTNL Delhi unit has issued financial up-gradation orders from E-4 to E5 for 127 Telecom executives. Click here for the letter.
 26.05.2011 MTNL Delhi unit has issued financial up-gradation orders from E-3 to E-4 for 24 Finance executives. Click here for the letter.
26.05.2011  MTNL Delhi unit has issued financial up-gradation orders from E-2 to E-3 for 25 Finance executives. Click here for the letter.
25.05.2011 MTNL Board approved proposal for another round of VRS and moved the file for DOT’s approval. Click here for the press clip.
24.05.2011 Com. A.K. Kaushik, GS, TEAM along with Com. Bhardwaj met Director (HR) and Dir (Finance) and discussed several points pertaining to executives. Click here for the points discussed.
23.05.2011 Com. A.K. Kaushik, GS, TEAM along with Com. Bhardwaj met CMD today and discussed several issues. Click here for the items discussed.
16.05.2011 Special reports called for by MTNL, Mumbai administration for officiating promotion to Sr. Managers. Click here for the copy of the letter
16.05.2011 Pending merger, MTNL-BSNL asked to synergise operations: DoT – Click here for the Press news from The Economic Times 16th May, 2011
11.05.2011 MTNL ED Delhi Office has issued following Promotion & transfer orders –
1. SDE to DE Order — Click her for the copy of the order.
2. AO to CAO order — Click her for the copy of the order.
3. CAO Posting orders — Click her for the copy of the order.
05.05.2011 Com. Ramgopal, CS, Team Delhi wrote letter to PGM (D), MTNL, Delhi regarding deteriorating condition of transmission network due to long pending OFC faults in MTNL, Delhi. Click here for the copy of the letter.
01.05.2011 MTNL Executive and Non-Executive employees as well as retirees under the banner of various Unions and Associations participated in large number in the May Day celebration meeting organised in Mumbai by Shri Bhai Jagtap, MLC, President, MTNL Workers Union, Mumbai and Chairman of Forum of MTNL Unions and Associations in Delhi. The meeting was attended by Hon’ble Shri. Prithiviraj Chauhan, CM, Maharashtra State and other dignitaries. Bhai Jagtap in his address focussed on MTNL pension issue and drew the attention of Shri Chauhan who earlier as Union Minister backed this issue to progress. Hon’ble Shri Prithiviraj Chauhan, CM in his address asserted that he was fully aware of the case. He asserted that he would further try to ensure that the important issue is finally settled to the fullest satisfaction of MTNL employee.30.4.2011 Com. M.K. Bagchi, Convener of United Forum along with Com. Prahalad Rai, GS. AIBSNLEA and Com. Venugopal, President, AIBSNLEA attended the Area meeting held at Prabhaadevi HQ today and appraised all the members on the latest developments on Pension and revision of Pension issues.Members are requested to attend the May Day Rally organised by Shri. Bhai Jagtab, MLC and Chairman of United Forum, on 1.5.2011 at 9.00 am at Kamgar Kalyan Kendra, Senapati Bapat Marg, Near Elphinston Station Opposite to old Matrephen Building where in Shri. Gurudas Kamat, H’ble MoS (C) and Shri. Prithiviraj Chauhan, H’ble CM of Maharashtra are expected to attend.
29.4.2011 Com. A.K. Kaushik, GS, TEAM along with Shri. Bhai Jagtab, MLC and Chairman of United Forum attended the Silver Jubilee function of MTNL at CETTM, Powai. During the meeting Problem of Pension and Pension revision and Viability of MTNL were highlighted. Com Kaushik requested all members to stand united to fight for the pension issue.
26.4.2011 Join Enmass the celebration of International Labour Day/Maharashtra Day organised by Bhai Jagtap MLC on 1.5.2011 at 9.00 am at Kamgar Kalyan Kendra, Senapati Bapat Marg, Near Elphinston Station Opposite to old Matrephen Building. H’ble MoS (C) and H’ble CM of Maharashtra may speak about MTNL pension issue.The closed file for pension for MTNL employees in line with BSNL was re-opened at the instance of Bhai Y Jagtap. Now it is desired that we the employees of MTNL should present in mass during May Day celebration and air our Voice during the rally. All members of MTNL are requested to make it a point to participate in large number and make our presence felt when a reference is made during the meet. Long Live unity.
25.4.2011 Circle Secretary Com. Ram Gopal Wrote letter to ED, MTNL, Delhi regarding Non Productive and Harassing approach of Human Resource section of MTNL Delhi citing the cases of Internal transfers carried out. Click here for the copy of the letter.
23.4.2011 CEC meeting of TEAM Mumbai held today at Telephone House, Prabhadevi, Dadar in connection with visit of Com. A.K. Kaushik, GS, TEAM from 25.4.2011 to 2.5.2011to Mumbai. GS wish to address all members in the area during this week. Area meeting schedules are decided as follows.26.4.2011 Lunch hour at Wadala Telephone Exchange (North)26.4.2011 Evening Session at Gamdevi Telephone Exchange (Central)27.4.2011 Lunch hour at BKC Telephone Exchange (West )27.4.2011 Evening Session at City Telephone Exchange (South)28.4.2011 Lunch hour at Goregaon Telephone Exchange (W2)28.4.2011 Evening Session at Kandivili Telephone Exchange (W3)29.4.2011 Lunch hour at Thane Telephone Exchange (E2)29.4.2011 Evening Session at Nityanand Telephone Exchange (E1)30.4.2011 Lunch hour at Prabhadevi Telephone Exchange (HQ)30.4.2011 Evening Session at Vashi Telephone Exchange (Navi Mumbai)All area office bearers are requested to make arrangements for the meeting and inform members accordingly. All members are requested to attend meeting convenient to their place of duty.
15.4.2011 Govt contemplate MTNL and BSNL Merger. Click here for the news item.12.4.2011 Chairman and Com. M.K. Bagchi, Convener of United Forum wrote letter to Secretary, DoT requesting him to take up the MTNL pension issue again with Committee of Secretaries for seeking correction of discrepancies and removal of discrepancies in line with the discussions held on 11.4.2011. Click here for copy of the letter.
11.4.2011 Meeting with MOS(C&IT): – Delegation of United Forum of MTNL Unions and Associations of Delhi and Mumbai under the leadership of Shri. Bhai Y Jagtap, MLC and Chairman of United Forum met Hon’ble Shri Gurudas Kamat, Minister of State for Communication and IT today, the 11th April, 2011 in North block to discuss MTNL Pension and Revision of Pension issue. Shri. R. Chandrasekar, Secretary, DoT and Shri. Kuldeep Singh, CMD, MTNL were also present in the meeting. Shri. Bhai Jagtap, Chairman and Com. M.K. Bagchi, Convener of United Forum strongly pleaded the issue and urged in favor of pension issues and removing the discrimination made against MTNL Pension issues Vis-a-Vis BSNL.The issue of Pension and Revision of Pension of MTNL at Par with BSNL were thoroughly discussed. H’ble Shri. Gurudas Kamat, MOS(C&IT) effectively intervened and directed Secretary, DOT to reopen the issue for placing it in the meeting of Committee of Secretaries. H’ble MOS(C&IT) ended that he would personally take this issue to H’ble Ministry of Finance for settlement of the issue.When the issue of Pension revision at Par with BSNL was raised by the delegation, the Hon’ble MOS(C&IT) had immediately intervened and asked Secretary, DOT and CMD MTNL, why the rules pertaining to revision of pension in MTNL were not revised along with BSNL. CMD, MTNL replied that the case is under process.The meeting last for more than one hour and was concluded with vote of thanks.
7.4.2011 Govt panel recommends BSNL’s merger with MTNL, ITI – A government panel has recommend that state-owned telecoms company BSNL merge with its smaller sister concern MTNL as well as communications gear maker Indian Telephone Industries (ITI) as part of the erstwhile state monopoly’s attempts to turnaround its loss making operations and breathe new life into its businesses. Source Economic Times.
5.4.2011 CR called for consideration to local officiating in the DE/Sr. Manager in Delhi uit. Click here for the copy of the letter.
1.4.2011 Board for Reconstruction of Public sector Enterprises constituted by DoT for status of performance and financial position of Bharat sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has given its recommendations. Report includes issues pertaining to MTNL also in the last page of the report. Click here for the report.
1.4.2011 Corporate Office has called a meeting with the Forum of Unions and Associations to discuss the new medical policy. Click here for the copy of letter.31.3.2011 United Forum wrote to Secretary, DoT on 18.3.2011 asking him to grant a meeting as a reminder to the letter written earlier. Click here for the copy of the letter. Click here for the copy of the comparison of pension made with VSNL and AAI.
30.3.2011 Joint Forum writes to Director (HR) regarding Unfair, arbitrary and uncalled for change in Benchmark Criteria of Performance rating in ACR of Executives for time bound & Functional up gradation. Click here for copy of the letter.
30.3.2011 Circular regarding bifurcation of work issued by Shri. A.K.Bhargava, ED(WS) on creation of separate vertical for Wireless Services. Click here for copy of the circular.
30.3.2011 GM (OP) letter regarding mobile service connections for executives and non-executives. Click here for copy of letter.
27.3.2011 ED,Delhi office has issued rotational transfer orders of 43 SDEs/Dy. Managers. Click here for the order copy.
27.3.2011 Why the BSNL MTNL merger has been stuck – Report as appeared in Business Standard on 24.3.2011. Click here for the text of the message.
19.3.2011 TEAM WISH YOU ALL “HAPPY HOLY”
18.3.2011 Gen Secy, TEAM along with AGS met CMD on 18.03.2011. The issue of revised criteria (Benchmark) for promotion of executives at various level (both time bound and Post based) was discussed in detail. CMD assured that he will ask Dir (HR) to look into & resolve the issue at the earliest. We have also drawn his attention towards various lacunas & shortcoming in the new Medical Policy for indoor treatment. We have brought to his notice the various issues which is affecting the functional viability of MTNL/Delhi unit viz shortage of material, harassing & demotivating HR actions of ED MTNL, Delhi , delay in holding of DPCs in Delhi unit, not to facilitate the officers for maintenance of network (GSM, Landline&Broadband.). We have also brought the malfunctioning of Sales Unit particularly GM(Sales)West. CMD assured to look into the same personally.
18.3.2011 TEAM Mumbai wrote letter to ED, MTNL Mumbai regarding Ad-hoc promotion to the cadre of E6. Click here for the copy of the letter.Letter reminding the Pay anomaly due to increment of Junior earlier than the Senior after fixation of pay in revised pay scale implementation. Click here for the copy of the letter.
17.3.2011 United Forum Delegates met VIP on pension issue on 16.3.2011:We, the convener of United Forum, Unions & Associations, GS TEAM, GS MEA and other office bearers met Hon’ble Shri Oscar Fernanendes, General Secretary, AICC on 16.3.11 in New Delhi and appraised him of the grievances of MTNL absorbed officers and employees in respect of the discrimination made in MTNL Pension issue. Shri. Oscar Fernanendes, was kind enough to give us a Patient hearing of nearly half an hour. He appears to be aware of the problem. He could also recall that the formation of corporation was opposed initially by section of employees out of fear. He also asserted “at that time we pacified you to accept corporation. Therefore now we will help in solving your problem”He also assured of taking up our issue to the President AICC, Smt Sonia Gandhi. We offered him bouquet of flowers and our heartfelt thanks.
15.3.2011 BSNL Pension revision order issued today. It is a Historical achievement for BSNL Employees. Immediately about 50,000 BSNL Pensioners retired before 01.01.2007 will be benefited. TEAM extend hearty Congratulations to the entire Team of officers of BSNL for their achievements. Click here for the copy of the order.
15.3.2011 JOINT FORUM OF EXECUTIVES & EMPLOYEES UNION writes to the CMD MTNL for Immediate meeting solicited on the proposed Group Health Insurance Policy for MTNL working Employees. Click here for the copy of the letter.
11.3.2011 Gen. Secy. TEAM & Gen .Secy. MEA along with AGS TEAM, AGS MEA and President MEA met Director(HR) today and discussed the issue pertaining to 1. New Medical Policy and 2. New Benchmark for Time Bound Financial up-gradation as well as functional promotion of executives.Joint Forum opposed the arbitrary & unilateral approach & attitude of MTNL management towards the HR issues .viz. Promotion Policy, Executives Recruitment Rules and Medical Policy of executives. Further Joint Forum demanded that all DPCs in process should be completed with old bench mark criteria and new benchmark should be kept in abeyance till it is being discussed thoroughly with Joint Forum ‘s representatives . Director (HR) agreed for the same.
10.3.2011 Revision of benchmark criteria for time bound/post based promotions of executives by MTNL management w.e.f 22-12-2011 is Unilateral and arbitrary. With revised benchmark, about 50% executives are going to be dropped in the DPC for financial upgradation and post based promotions. DPC of more than 500 executives, whose financial upgradation is due w.e.f Oct 2010 is pending in Delhi unit because of inaction and indecisiveness of MTNL Delhi administration. DPC for regular promotion from SDE (T) to DE (T) and also in other executive cadres are pending in corporate office. We demand administration to hold the office memorandum of revised benchmark in abeyance and request management to conduct all pending DPCs immediately with old bench mark of grading criteria and also hold discussion with the Association for any change in the present grading criteria. All members and office bearers are requested to get ready for any trade union action to defeat the sinister design of MTNL management to snatch the legitimate right of executives.
10.3.2011 E4 to E5 grade promotion order for 36 Officers in Mumbai issued on 8.3.2011. Click here for the copy of the order.10.3.2011 MTNL launched Group Health Insurance Policy for MTNL Working Employees, 2011. Click here for copy of Orders issued in this regards. Copy of Order 1 & 2.
08.3.2011 After continuous Persuance of this Association , MTNL Corporate Office has condoned the break in Period after phase-I training & JTOs belonging to 76 & 77 Batch of MTNL Mumbai Click for letter.
08.3.2011 MTNL corporate office the Benchmark criteria in Performance rating in ACR fot Time Bound/ Post Based promotion of Executives. All the Executives should analyse the instructions. Click for letter.
08.3.2011 DOP Circular on overstay on deputation. Click here for copy of the order.08.3.2011 Annual Rs 3,000-cr subsidy planned for BSNL, MTNL – Aid to support BSNL’s rural operations, MTNL’s pension payouts. Click here for the full text that appear today in Business Standard. Our struggle for Pension by Govt is paving way for it. – Com. A.K. Kaushik, GS, TEAM.
07.3.2011 TEAM Mumbai Wrote to ED, MTNL Mumbai regarding Pay Anomaly in Executives Scales and requested the management to sort out the issue. Click here for the letter written on 5.1.2011.
04.3.2011 Clarifications regarding New /renewal of medical cards .issued by Corporate office. Click here for the copy.
02.3.2011 BSNL gets acting chief: Mr S.C. Misra, Member (Services), Telecom Commission, has been given the additional charge of BSNL as its Chairman and Managing Director. The appointment is till a full-time CMD is finalised. The Government has appointed a four member panel including Mr Sam Pitroda and Mr Nandan Nilekani for selecting a CMD for BSNL. The earlier panel, headed by the Cabinet Secretary, has been scrapped. Source Business Line. Government restarts BSNL, MTNL CMD selection process.
01.3.2011 Corporate office issued promotion orders for Sr. PS in E3 Grade.
28.2.2011 Congratulations !!! Long awaited Promotion Order for Sr. PS has been issued today. TEAM Congratulates all Sr.PS. Copy of the Order will be available tomorrow.
27.2.2011 General Secy. Along with Sh. V.P. Bhardwaj AGS met GM HR , on 17-feb-2011 and discussed the following long pending issues for early settlement:1)Regular Promotion of Hindi Officers and to give effect wef Nov.19982) DPC of Stenographers including Mumbai cases.3) Adhoc Promotion in the cadre of DGM /DET/CAO on the pattern of BSNL .4) Up gradation of 19 posts of CAOs5) Non submission of Stamp Paper of Rs. 100/- for addition/deletion in new medical cards.6) Inclusion of name of working spouse in medical scheme7) Regular promotion for senior AO/SDE /JTOs/JAOs8) Promotion case of Sh. Bharat Bhushan AO and Sh. Janameja AO of Delhi unit.GM (HR ) assured for resolving the above issues at the earliest. The meeting was concluded with positive note.
26.2.2011 Joint Forum of Executives wrote to MTNL Management to with hold the proposed Group Health Insurance Scheme for working MTNL employees slated for launch wef 1st March, 2011. Click here for the copy of the letter.
26.2.2011 DoT revives BSNL, MTNL merger plans. Click here for news item.
21.2.2011 “After a long persuasion ED MTNL ,Delhi unit has finalised the constitution of DPC committee for executives. Now work related to holding of DPCs is in progress. All eligilble executives are requested to send their CRs if not sent earlier to complete the process at earliest.”
11.2.2011 MTNL Delhi released looking after arrangements in the grade of Sr Manager/DE. Click here for the list.
04.2.2011 United Forum of MTNL unions and associations met Sh. Kapil Sibbal, Hon’bleMinister (C&IT) today i,e.04-02-2011 at Sanchar Bhawan and apprised him of Grievances of MTNL’ employees regarding MTNL pension. A note was also submitted to him. Hon’ble Minister (C&IT) assured that He would first study the case and then he would again call us in a meeting to discuss and decide about this matter. Click here for copy of the brief.
02.2.2011 Hon’ble Minister of Communication and IT Shri. Kapil Sibal invited United Forum members to discuss about our Pension issue on 4th Feb, 2011.
01.2.2011 United Forum wrote to Chairman, DoT requesting him to grant an appointment to brief him about our Pension issue. Click here for copy of the letter.
31.1.2011 IDA pension revision of BSNL: It is learnt that the file come back to DoT on 27th Jan, 2011 after the approval of Union Cabinet. Formal order is expected from DoT.
29.1.2011 30% fitment to JAO/AM of 2005 batch who joined after 1-1-2007: CO has issued orders for removal of pay anomaly in respect of trainee officers of recruitment batch 2005 who joined after 1-1-2007 after prolonged persuasion by the Association, . Click here for the copy of the letter.
18.1.2011 Today, On Invitation, the representatives of United Forum Delhi & Mumbai met Parliamentary Committee on Subordinate Legislation at Delhi and presented Pension issue.
18.1.2011 Delhi Unit of MTNL issued two different list calling for CRs for financial Executives in different Grades. Click here for List 1 E3 to E4 and List 2 E4 to E5.
7.1.2011 Meeting with hon’ble MOC&IT Shri Kapil Sibal which was scheduled to be held today with the representatives of United Forum has been postponed.
6.1.2011 ED Delhi office has called CRs for local officiating/looking after arrangment in the cadre of DE/Sr Manager. Click for letter.
6.1.2011 Meeting with Hon’ble MOC&IT Shri Kapil Sibal is scheduled to be held on 07th Jan 2011 at 11.30 AM with the representatives of United Forum.
 6.1.2011 Meeting with CMD on 05-01-2010 regarding pension issue—A meeting of UF was held with MTNL management on 05-01-11 in committee room 12th floor Jeevan Bharti building. All the affiliate Associations and unions of UF attended the meeting. From management side, CMD, Dir (Fin), Dir (HR), GM (HR), Jt GM (HR) & GM (A) Delhi unit were present in the meeting. CMD briefed that MTNL management is making all efforts for expediting the pension issue. He told that MTNL management had many discussions with concerned DOT officers and provided all relevant information sought by DOT. He informed that Hon’ble MOS, C&IT, Shri Sachin Pilot had come to MTNL corporate office and assured management that he will make all possible efforts to settle MTNL pension issue and also asked MTNL management to tell Unions/Associations not to resort any protest action which affects the MTNL services. UF expressed its satisfaction on the persuasion of MTNL management and requested to further expedite the case with the involvement of Secretary, DOT. CMD assured that all efforts will be made to get the issue reached to logical end at the earliest.
6.1.2011  Pro-rata Pension Option dated extended to 30.6.2011. Click here for the copy of the Order.
5.1.2011 GS TEAM Com A.K.Kaushik wrote letter to Dir (HR) requesting him to consider promoting DGM’s working in the grade of E6 on looking after basis as adhoc DGM in the same grade E6 so as to pave way for promotions in the lower grades. Click here for the copy of the letter
4.1.2011  CMD has called a meeting with the representatives of united forum on 05-01-11 at 11 AM on the issue of payment of pension to retirees at par with BSNL.
01.01.2011 Wish you all a Happy and Prosperous New Year 2011 to One and All.