News Jan to June 2013

28.06.2013 GS wrote letters to :
1) Secretary (DOT) regarding Extension of CGHS Benefits to MTNL absorbess.
Please click here to view the copy of letter.  
2) CMD MTNL regarding Wrong fixation of seniority in JTO cadre. The letter is 3rd reminder in same context.

Please click here for copy of letter.
28.06.2013 GS wrote letters to CMD regarding:1) One day pay donation for Prime Minister Relief Fund for helping the people affected by the Uttarakhand Nature Disaster. Please click here to view the letter2) Reminder for non grant of one increment on regular promotion as Sr. Manager (Telecom/Finance). Please click here to view the letter.
27.06.2013 CS Delhi Sh. Ram Gopal wrote a letter to ED Delhi for in- ordinate delay in restoration of services in Trans-Yamuna Area – services disturbed due to copper cable theft at Khureji Chowk in Nov-2012. For viewing the copy of letter please see Delhi Bulletin.
26.06.2013 ED Delhi office endorsed the order for regular promotion order of Corporate office vide letter No. MTNL/CO/ Pers-II/ E-2 to E-3 Promotion/Tel/12-13/591 dated 21/05/2013 for 30 Dy. Manager/SDE (Telecom) in E-3 Pay scale. To view the copy of endorsed letter please see Delhi Bulletin.
26.06.2013 It is reliably learnt that CMD has approved the date of retention of all AO’s promoted and transerferred to Mumbai up to 31-07-2013. The order in this respect is likely to be issued shortly.The efforts are being made by association for their stay at Delhi only. The vacancies arrise after promotion of CAO (regular) shall be utilized for relief to these transferred AOs.
25.06.2013 CS Sh. Ram Gopal along with Joint GS Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj , AGS Sh. S.P.S.Yadav , Circle President Sh.K.R.Yadav met today with GM(Admn.) to discuss the various agenda points . Please see the detailed points raised and discussion held in the meeting on Delhi Bulletin.
22.06.2013

CONGRATULATIONSConsistent efforts of TEAM for due justice to Hindi Officers have shown results. MTNL Board in its 289th meeting held on 30-05-2013 approved the proposal of financial up gradation of Hindi Officers as per provisions of Time Bond /Post Based promotion policy for Group ‘B’ level officers of MTNL .

Please click here for copy of order.

22.06.2013 BSNL started recruitment for the post of DGM & GM/CGM. Last date of applications in both the cases is 15-07-2013.Please click here for the 1)Details of recruitment of DGM. 2) Details of recruitment for GM/CGM.
22.06.2013 GS along with JGS Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj , AGS Sh. Rajeeb Kumar, AGS Sh. S.P.S . Yadav , CS Sh. Ram Gopal and AS BB Sh. Maninder Sareen met with Director HR on 21-06-2013, who joined his office today. We welcomed him and presented him a beautiful bouquet.We requested him to go through our pending HR issues so that the work on many issues may be expedited and relief may be given to one and all executives. We further assured him for co-operation from our side to resolve the issues of deep concern for executives.
21.06.2013 MTNL corporate office issued regular promotion orders for AO to CAO for 27 executives. TEAM wishes all the best to all promoted executives for their new assignment. Please click here for the copy of letter.Tireless efforts of TEAM are giving results for regular promotion of executives in each carders .
21.06.2013 Sh. Sunil Kumar joined today as Director HR MTNL. TEAM welcome him to the family of MTNL and wishes him all the best for his successful & bright career in this organization. We hope our long pending undecided HR issues will be resolved . We further assure that TEAM will march with his justified decision for the benefit of executives.
20.06.2013 Leaders of United Forum Of Unions and Associations of MTNL wrote a letter to CMD regarding pending problems of 1) MTNL pension issue for the DOT recruited employees absorbed in MTNL. 2) Inadequate and un satisfactory medical facilities in MTNL 3) Implementation of fitment formula to benefit merger of 50% DA effectively amounting to 78.2% as on 01-01-2007. 4) Payment of arrears of pension revision w.e.f. 01-01-2007 to the eligible pensioners who retired prior to 01-01-2007. Please click here for copy of letter.
19.06.2013 GS along with JGS Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj and OS Sh. A.K.Kapoor met with Dir. (Fin.) .He informed us regarding the discussion held in the meeting of GOM. It was highlighted in the meeting that for survival of MTNL mainly two points are to be focused immediately 1) Return of BWA license fee to MTNL 2) Off load the pension liability from MTNL and this responsibility is to be taken over by DOT as being done in case of BSNL. The contribution may be taken from MTNL as per provision of FR 116 only. Dir. (Fin.) further informed us that this issue will be discussed in detail in next meeting of GOM.We are also expecting a call from CMD to discuss and review the pension issue shortly.
19.06.2013 GS along with JGS Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj met with GM (HR) and discussed for the issue of order for regular CAO and the cases of recently promoted AOs posted to Mumbai unit.For both the cases it was informed by GM (HR) that orders are likely to be issued tomorrow.
19.06.2013 As per decision of CWC, TEAM has formulated a comprehensive promotion policy for executives. After a lengthy discussion on the subject and the suggestion received from many executives we have prepared this policy for better career growth of each executive of all streams working in MTNL. Let us hope management will have a positive note of this CPP.GS has submitted this policy to CMD for kind consideration.Please click here to view 1) The letter of GS  2) Comprehensive Promtion Policy.
14.06.2013 It is Sad !!!Ex-MTNL chief Rajagopalan passes away :FFormer Chairman and Managing Director of telecom major Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) S Rajagopalan passed away at nearby Srirangam following a sudden illness. A news from Economic Times. Please click here for link to news.
13.06.2013 DoT presents financial status of BSNL, MTNL before GoM:The GoM met for the first time since it was constituted after Sibal raised concerns over the future of the two loss-making PSUs . A news from Business Standard. Please click here for link to news.
11.06.2013 GS Sh. A.K.Kaushik wrote a letter to Secy. DOT for extending the benefit of merger of 50% DA effectively amounting to 78.2% as on 01-01-2007 for the purpose of fitment for executives and non executives employees of MTNL also. Please click here for copy of letter.
11.06.2013 GREETINGS TO BSNL EMPLOYEES / EXECUTIVESTEAM congratulates to Joint Forum of BSNL Unions and Associations for achieving their long pending demand of neutralization of IDA 78.2% in the basic pay of the employees of BSNL w.e.f. 01-01-2007. DOT issued the orders in this regard. 1:Please click here for copy of the letter of DOT. 2: Click here for copy of BSNL order for executives 3: Click here for copy of BSNL order for non executives.
09.06.2013 GS Sh. A.K.Kaushik along with Jt. GS Sh. R.R.Mishra,Jt. GS Sh. V.P.Bharadwaj ,CS Mumbai Sh. J.S.Yadav,CP Mumbai Sh. G. N. Harakbal met CMD MTNL on 07-06-2013 and discussed the issues related to HR and material shortage in the field. We have requested to CMD to immediately fill up all the vacancies in SDEs/AOs , DEs/CAOs/Ex. Engg. and DGM. CMD assured to take all necessary steps to complete the DPC for every cadre. He also assured that orders for DGM promotion will be issued shortly. For shortage of materials CMD assured that this issue will be revised shortly and management will provide all necessary resources to field officers for the maintenance of network. CMD requested that field officers should make all out efforts to provide fault free services to our esteemed subscribers.Thereafter we met Dir.(Finance). Both CMD as well as Dir. (Finance) informed us about presentation made by them to be presented before DOT about the revival plan of MTNL. Secretary Telecom had appreciated the presentation of MTNL management for the revival of MTNL. Secy. (T) had responded positively. CMD and Dir. (F) assured us that management will make all out efforts with the help of Govt. of India for the revival of MTNL. CMD and Dir. (F) made appeal to all the employees forgiving their best so as to take out the MTNL from the present crises.
08.06.2013 GS Sh. A.K.Kaushik along with CHQ president Sh. N. L. Thangraj, CS Mumbai Sh. J.S.Yadav, Jt. GS Sh. R.R.Mishra, CP Mumbai Sh. G. N. Harakbal President RTOWA Mumbai Sh. R.A.Rajapure participated in Dharna organized by Joint Forum of BSNL Unions and Associations at BSNL Corporate office on 05-06-2013 to implement the demand of neutralization of IDA 78.2% in the basic pay of the employees of BSNL w.e.f. 01-01-2007. GS TEAM addressed the meeting and assured full active co-operation of TEAM to the BSNL employees & executives in their genuine and justified struggle.
08.06.2013 MTNL decided in its ECM held on 31-05-2013 to provide concessional BB plan to serving/retired MTNL employees as detailed in letter. Please click here for the copy of letter.
06.06.2013

A grand CEC of TEAM for felicitating Ex. Director ( Finance) and Ex. Director (Tech.) was arranged in room no.756 of Kidwai Bahwan on 05-06-2013. Huge number of executives from Delhi along with nearly 20 executives from Mumbai attended this grand farewell. GM (HR) Smt. Rajni Taneja , DIR (Finance) Sh.P.K. Purwar , CMD MTNL Sh. A.K.Garg along with guest of honor Smt. Anita Soni Ex. Dir. (F) and Sh. Kuldeep Singh Ex. Dir (T) graced the occasion. Our veteran leader Sh. M.K.Bagchi, Sh. S.S. Nanda GS RTOWA Delhi and Sh. Badri Pathak GS RTOWA Mumbai were also present to witness this beautiful evening of farewell.

The Meeting was presided over by our CHQ President Sh. N.L.Thangraj. Main Speakers from our side were Sh.A .K. Kaushik GS, Sh. V. P. Bharadwaj JGS, Sh. R. R. Mishra JGS, Sh. K.R. Yadav CP Delhi, Sh. Ram Gopal CS Delhi and Sh. J.S.Yadav CS Mumbai. Every body praised the cool and calm attitude of both Ex. Directors and remembered mile stones of their tenure, GS in his speech expressed deep gratitude from whole TEAM family to both the Ex. directors for the excellent work of Pay revision and pension revision.

Sh. M. K. Bagchi ,Sh. S. S.Nanda and Sh. Badri Pathak put up their views with regard to the appraisable contribution of both Ex. Directors during their respective tenures.

Thereafter from management side Smt. Rajni Taneja GM (HR) and Sh. Purwar Dir. (Finance) expressed their own sentiments for both Ex. Directors and placed their respective visions for the betterment of MTNL. CMD MTNL in his speech praised both Ex. Directors for their excellent contribution and a visionary attitude for betterment of MTNL. He stressed for whole hearted contribution from each of MTNL employees/executives for survival of MTNL. He enlightened the recent developments with regards to revival plans .

Next agenda was to honor our guests of Honor. CHQ president honored both Ex. Directors with shawls and GS presented mementos to them. Smt. Anita Soni and Sh. Kuldeep Singh then addressed the house and kept their views. They remembered their dignified carrier but with due humbleness they treated all of their achievements as part of their duties. They remembered the co-operation extended by TEAM leadership . Both of them were honored by huge blow of clapping and standing ovation by whole house.

Next session was dedicated for our AGS Sh. Hiramath who was also retired on 31st May-2013, Many speakers appreciated the work done by him, his devotion to our organization and his humbleness in spite of lot of pressure of social work. GS specially expressed gratitude for his excellent services rendered in our organization. CP Delhi SH. K.R.Yadav presented him a shawl and CS Delhi Sh. Ram Gopal presented him a memento. Then Sh. Hiramath ji expressed his feelings and his close association for all of us 

With closing remark and vote of thank to all CHQ president announced the end of meeting. Click here for the Photo Sessions.

05.06.2013 GoM to decide on BSNL, MTNL revival at Jun 11 meet: A group of ministers (GoM) looking into the revival strategy for BSNL and MTNL, is scheduled to meet on June 11. “It’s (GoM) scheduled for June 11,” official sources told PTI . A news form CNBC TV 18. Please click here for link to news.
04.06.2013

NOTICE

A farewell is being organized in room no.756 on 05-06-2013 for felicitating our Ex. Director Finance Smt. Anita Soni and Ex. Director Technical Sh. Kuldeep Singh.

All Div. Secy./Branch Secy./Area Secy./ CEC Members/Circle Office Bearers / CHQ Office Bearers present in Delhi are requested to attend the meeting. The Dignities have spared their valuable time out of very tight Schedule. Therefore all are requested to attend the function latest by 2 PM. Please make sure of your valuable presence well in time.

01.06.2013 A meeting with GM(BB) was held on 27-05-2013 at 15 hrs. in his office. The meeting was attended by AS Sh. Maninder Sareen along with CP Sh. K.R.Yadav , CS Sh. Ram Gopal , AGS Sh. Rajeeb Kumar , FS Sh. Ajay Kumar and Executive member Sh. Tenguria. Area secy. sh Maninder Sareen took up the issues pertaining to executives of BB area. Please read
01.06.2013 Our case in Principal CAT New Delhi to challenge the RR for JTO/AM (T) E-2 to SDE/DM (T) E-3 came on hearing on 31-05-2013 . Advocate appeared from our side asked for some more time to file rejoinder. Hon’ble Court has fixed next date of hearing for 25-07-2013
01.06.2013 Consequent upon the retirement of Mrs. Anita Soni Director Finance on 31-05-2013 , Sh. P. K. Purwar joined this office. GS Sh. A. K. Kaushik along with JGS Sh. V.P. Bhardwaj, Advisor Sh. P.C. Sarswat, CP Sh. K. R. Yadav and CS Sh. Ram Gopal met him on 01-06-2013 and welcomed him for his new assignment. A beautiful bouquet was presented to him. Thereafter we discussed the financial position of the company . We requested him to work jointly to improve the financial viability of the company. We further assured him full co-operation to take decisions for improving the financial position of the company.
31.05.2013 State-run MTNL’s net loss has widened to Rs 1,985.93 crore for the quarter ended March 31, 2013. A news from Business standard. Please click here for link to news.
30.05.2013 TEAM Delhi organized Division level meeting of Kidwai Bhawan division of Central area on 29-05-2013 during lunch hours. Many executives along with office bearers from circle and CHQ participated in the meeting held at room no.756 of Kidwai Bhawan . The meeting was presided over by Sh. Pahwa ji Area President. Please see the detail of deliberations by members & office bearers and other organizational activities on Delhi Bulletin.
28.05.2013 MTNL Delhi unit endorsed the promotion orders circulated by Corporate office vide letter no. MTNL/CO/Pers-II/E-5/Telecom/12-13/578 dated 04/05/2013 for regular DE/Sr. Manager (Telecom). Please see the copy of orders on Delhi Bulletin.
24.05.2013 It’s not over for MTNL, BSNLRrevitalising the two state-run telecom behemoths, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL), has become a priority for the government, with both firms posting losses for six consecutive years. A news from Business line . Please click here for link to news.
24.05.2013 A quick-fix won’t do Operations of the two PSU telecom majors have turned so unviable that only drastic measures will help………… A news from Business line . Please click here for link to news.
23.05.2013 GS wrote a letter to CMD MTNL for wrong fixation of seniority in JTOs cadre . We reminded him for our earlier communication dated 20-03-2013 & 29-04-2013 on the subject and requested him for early resolving the problem . Please click here the copy of the letter.
23.05.2013 GS wrote a letter to GM ( HR) regarding the brief of discussion held in meeting with GM(HR) on 13-05-2013. Please click here to see the copy of letter.
23.05.2013 It is reliably learnt that DPC for regular promotion for AO to CAO , likely to be conducted on 24-05-2013.
22.05.2013 MTNL Corporate office issued regular promotion for 87 executives (Telecom) from Asstt. Manager /JTOs to Deputy Manager /SDE . Please click here for the copy of letter.
21.05.2013

Delhi Circle organized a meeting of circle office bearers and the CHQ office bearers posted in Delhi. All the office bearers attended the meeting and deliberated over many pending HR issues and for betterment of quality of services provided by MTNL. After a healthy deliberation it was unanimously decided that the following points must be taken with MTNL management on priority :
1) Merger of 78.2% IDA as suggested by Pay Commission.
2) Indoor Medical Policy
3)Pension issues at par with BSNL.
4) Shortage of Materials and Testing Equipment.

5) Poor Quality of Voice and accessibility of GSM signal all around Delhi.

Except all above Points it was also decided to hold Area /Division Level meeting for better update of the issues to our esteemed members. Please see the Delhi Bulletin for news of meetings held at Area/Division Level.

19.05.2013 GS Sh. A.K.KAushik along with AGS Sh. Rajeeb kumar met with Director Finance MTNL on 18-05-2013 and discussed the following points:1) Regarding the progress of Pension Case at par with BSNL: Dir. Fin. told that the case is in positive direction. All the suggestions as given by Untied Forum for amendment in constitution of Pension Trust have been incorporated in the note sent DOT .2) Posting of Promoted AOs to Mumbai: We expressed our deep concern over the issue and demanded that an early disposal of the issue.She assured us that the she is well aware of the problem and is doing her best for earliest disposal of the issue.
16.05.2013 It is very unfortunate that MTNL is rejecting the cases of Cash less Treatment for the needy persons in case of hospitalization. We received two such cases ; one of Sh. Z.A. Sidiqui SA to DGM (EM) Central suffering from severe intestine problem and other of Sh. U.D. Sharma SDE (MM) at corporate office suffering from bad condition of Leaver .GS wrote a letter for demand of cashless treatment for both of them. Please click here for the letter.
15.05.2013 GS wrote a letter to CMD MTNL for demand of probe in to Indoor Medical Policy. We further demanded that if the situation cannot be improved immediately , this scheme should be abandoned forthwith to switchover to the earlier scheme so that the burden can be handled by MTNL on its own. Please click here for the copy of letter.
14.05.2013 GS wrote a letter to DGM(HR) for grant of one increment to Sr. SDE/ Sr. AOs promoted in 2006. Please click here for copy of letter.
13.05.2013

The DoT has initiated the move to merge BSNL and MTNL, in a bid to streamline operations and improve profitability. It is observed from media news that MTNL and BSNL are going to be merged after their network infrastructure and land assets are spun off into separate companies. The move, it seems that, we will have one infrastructure company, one land company and the third will be the merged telecom services entity. The report says a Group of Ministers (GoM) will consider the trifurcation proposal apart from two other plans to infuse cash in the two companies. Infusing cash means refunding the fees collected for the broadband wireless access (BWA) spectrum given in 2008. It is feared that the strategic move to hive off Land from MTNL and BSNL, if not perceived in its true sense, will only weaken the position of these PSUs. Click here for the media news clips in this regard:
Business-standard_BSNL, MTNL may be trifurcated_13.5.2013
BSNL-MTNL merger_ Does govt want to repeat Air India folly_13.5.2013
Indian govt must define new role for BSNL, MTNL _ ZDNet_13.5.2013
BSNL, MTNL to return spectrum; get Rs 12,846 cr – Hindustan Times 12.5.2013

Group of Ministers meet on BSNL, MTNL revival cancelled – The Economic Times_10.5.2013
Business-standard _ BSNL-MTNL merger a distant dream synergy_9.5.2013
IndiaWatch_GoM To Discuss BSNL-MTNL Merger – 09 May 2013 – Light Reading India
Can BSNL-MTNL Change Their Fortunes_- 09 May 2013 – Light Reading India
domain-b_ informachone tools_ DoT revives BSNL MTNL Merger Plan 8.5.2013
DoT revives BSNL-MTNL merger plan – The Hindu_9.5.2013
Time to merge BSNL and MTNL, says DoT – Business Line_8.5.2013
Poke Me_ Why BSNL & MTNL should be revived – The Economic Times_2.5.2013

13.05.2013 

“Our case in Hon`ble CAT  to set aside ‘Sr. Manager Recruitment rules 2008’ came up for hearing on 10th May 2013. Hon`ble CAT had asked DOT to file a reply in this regard, but even after three consecutive dates DOT failed to file a suitable reply. Now the opportunity to file a reply by DOT has been ceased by Hon. CAT.” Next Date for arguments is 17th July, 2013. 

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10.05.2013  A meeting with GM (Trans.) was held on 08-05-2013 with the representatives of Delhi Circle for many issues of the service interest. Please see the details of discussion on Delhi Bulletin.
10.05.2013 It is reliably learnt that DPC for regular post of DGM (Telecom) and CAO are scheduled for 16th May 2013 and 22th May 2013 respectively.
10.05.2013 BSNL & MTNL in financially weak position, telecom ministry to tell panel. The communications ministry intends to present the sorry state of finances of state-run telcos BSNL and MTNLto the Group of Ministers (GoM), while seeking its approval for a number of initiatives planned to revive their fortunes. A news from Economic Times. Please click here for link to news.
09.05.2013 GS wrote a letter to CMD MTNL in protest of deliberated delay of releasing the seniority of JAOs and the method of analyzing the seniority. Please click here for copy of the letter.
09.05.2013 MTNL Delhi unit issued orders for financial up gradation from E-3 to E-4 for 11 finance executives . For detail orders please see Delhi Bulletin.
09.05.2013

NEWS FROM MEDIA:

1)How BSNL, MTNL are defying industry trend. Defying the trend wherein telecom industry lost subscribers in the October-December quarter, state-owned operators BSNL and MTNL about three lakh users during the three months.

BSNL added 2.9 lakh new users, highest during the quarter, while MTNL added 10,000 subscribers, sectoral regulator Trai said in its performance indicator report. A news from Times Of India . Please click here for link to news.

2)Compel PSU staff to use BSNL, MTNL services: DoT. The department of telecommunications (DoT) has recently suggested that public sector units (PSUs) should provide telephone bill reimbursements to their employees only if they use the services of state-owned BSNL and MTNL. A news from Business Standard. Please click here for link to news.

3)Time to merge BSNL and MTNL, says DoT.The Department of Telecom has reinitiated the move to merge Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd, in a bid to streamline operations and improve profitability.

“Merger of BSNL and MTNL into a national telecom service company may be considered for strategic and operational synergies,” stated the DoT note to the EGoM. This is part of the telecom ministry’s plans to revive the two telecom companies. The unaudited financial results for 2012-13 indicates that BSNL would make a loss of Rs 8,198 crore, while MTNL recorded a loss of Rs 3,335 crore up to December 31,2012.. A news from Business Line. Please click here to link to news.

06.05.2013 The Group of Ministers (GoM) on BSNL and MTNL is likely to hold its first meeting on May 10 to discuss ways to revive the two loss-making public sector telecom companies. A news from Business Line. Please click here for link to news.
04.05.2013

Regular promotion orders in Sr Manager (Telecom) cadre 

TEAM wishes all 111 promotees

A pleasant career move

and

Grant success in their assignments

Due to our persistent follow up Corporate Office has issued regular promotion orders of 111 officers in the grade of Sr Manager (Telecom)/ DE today. We are very thankful to the management, especially GM(HR) for honoring her commitment and issuing this order within the stipulated time as informed during our CWC meeting held on 6.4.2013. We also extend our sincere thanks and gratitude to whole HR wing for their tireless efforts and hard work for conducting different DPCs and issuing promotion orders and express our gratitude for retaining all officers in their circles on promotion.
Click here for copy of the order 

01.05.2013 TEAM donated Rs.25,000 to the Chief Minister Drought Relief fund during the Anniversary function of Maharashtra Kamgar Karmachari Mahasangh combining May day and Maharastra day Celebrations held today at Elphinston Ground Mumbai.
01.05.2013 In the 24th Anniversary function of Maharashtra Kamgar Karmachari Mahasangh combining May Day n Maharashtra day celebrations held at Elphinston ground, Mumbai, Shri. Bhai Jagtap, MLC and Chairman, United Forum of MTNL Associations n Unions, Delhi forcefully pleaded MTNL Pension issue before the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri.Prithviraj Ji Chavanji to take up with Shri. Milind Deoraji and Shri. Narayanaswamy Ji. Shri. A.K.Kaushik, GS, Shri. Thangaraj, President, TEAM, Shri. J.S.Yadav, Circle Secretary, Mumbai, Shri. G.N. Haragaball, Circle President, Mumbai, Com. Rajapure, President, RTOWA Mumbai and Advisor, TEAM, Shri. Ravindra Kumar, AGS, TEAM, Shri. R.S.NAir, AGS, TEAM along with more than 100 comrades from TEAM, RTOWA and MTNL Workers Union attended the grand function.
30.4.2013 Shri A.K.Kaushik, GS, TEAM, S/Shri. J.S.Yadav, R.A. Rajapure along with Ravindra Kumarand R.S.Nair, met Shri. Bhai Jagtap. MLC MH State & renowned Trade Union Leader in Mumbai on 30th April 2013 at 10.30 pm & appraised him of present status & latest move by DoT/MTNL on MTNL Pension issue. He was also requested to use his political contacts/position to resolve the issue. After detailed discussion, he assured that he will take up the matter with MoC&IT with the help of Shri. Milind Ji Deora, MoS(C&IT), Shri. Pritviraj Ji Chavan, Hon’ble CM, MH who dealt with the pension while holding the charge of MoS(PMO)/Dept.of P&PW and Shri. V. Narayanaswamy Ji, MoS(PMO) . Shri. Bhai Jagtap also assured that if need be he will camp in Delhi so as to resolve the issue in favour of MTNL employees.
30.4.2013 Shri. A.K.Kaushik, GS, TEAM is in Mumbai to attend the function organised on 1st May, at KAMGAR KALYAN MANDAL Near Elphinston Road, by Shri. Bhai Jagtap Ji, MLC. All are cordially requested to attend the function along with G.S, TEAM by 10.30 hrs at the ground. GS, TEAM.
30-04-2013 GS wrote a letter to CMD MTNL wherein he reminded him for our earlier communication for wrong fixation of seniority of JTOs cadre. He requested to resolve the issue prior to holding of regular DPC of SDEs to avoid any anomalous /legal situation. Please click here for copy of letter.
27-04-2013 GS wrote a letter to CMD MTNL wherein he requested him for considering sympathetically the matter of JAOs posted to Mumbai on promotion to AO. Please click here for the copy of letter.
26-04-2013 DoT called volunteers from willing ITS Group ‘A’ officers working in Department of Telecommunications to work in BSNL/MTNL on deputation. Please click here for copy of letter of DOT.
25-04-2013 United Forum members of MTNL Mumbai attended the Conciliation proceedings today at Mumbai. RLC, directed MTNL management Should meet United Forum members at Mumbai and discuss the proposal before forwarding final decision on the pension issue. Click here for the copy of Minutes of Conciliation proceedings and relevant documents.
24-04-2013 Parliamentary panel today asked the government to ease norms so as to ensure growth of state-run telecom firms like MTNL and BSNL. A news from Economic Times. Please click here for the link to news
22-04-2013 Government forms panel to look into revival of BSNL and MTNL, okays Rs 23k crore bailout.The Centre has constituted a panel of ministers tasked with looking at ways to revitalise the two public sector mobile phone companies – BSNL and MTNL. A news from Economic Times. Please click here for link to news.
18-04-2013 It appears that Govt/DoT had realized the Proposed Pension Trust under Rule 37-A of CCS(Pension) Amendment Rule, 2012 for payment of pension and other pensionary benefits including family pension to MTNL absorbed retirees is not financially viable and may not survive till the last retiree. Govt/DoT is considering provision of sovereign guarantee for making it viable. This is evident from the letter written by Shri. Milind Deora, Hon’ble MoS(C&IT) to Shri. Bhai Jagtab, Hon’ble MLC, MH. Click here for the Copy of the letter. Please visit this site often and update yourself on this issue.
16-04-2013 Finance Ministry, Govt. of India reduced GPF interest rate from 8.80% to 8.70% for the financial year starting from 01.04.2013. Please Click here for copy of letter.
12-04-2013 United Forum Convener Com. M.K.Bagchi and GS, TEAM Com. A.K.Kaushik met Member(Services), DoT on MTNL Pension issue. United Forum of MTNL Unions & Associations met Member (Services), DoT today, 12.4.2013, at short notice at 4.30 pm. We discussed the MTNL Pension issue and appraised him of our serious concern regarding stable and secured pension and viability of MTNL and security of service of employee working in MTNL. Member (Services) gave us a patient and sympathetic hearing. He assured that he stoutly stands in favour of 100% security of pension, family pension and other pensionary benefits including revision of pension for MTNL employees and also security of service of MTNL employees and of course the viability of MTNL.
11-04-2013 It is reliably learnt that DPC for regular promotion from SDE to DE have been conducted by corporate office. The promotion orders are likely to be issued very soon.
10-04-2013

GS Sh. A.K.kaushik along with JGS Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj , AGS Sh. Rajib Kumar , Advisor Sh. R.A.Rjapure, Circle Secy. Mumbai Sh. J.S.Yadav and Circle President Mumbai Sh. G.N.Haragaball met CMD on 09-04-2013 to discuss the following points :-

1) Financial Viability of MTNL: We quoted many cases wherein the services of MTNL are being effected due to lingering on the administrative decisions. which causes the dissatisfaction among the subscribers and they are being forced to switch over to other operators. The case of Laxmi Nagar Cable cut was raised where more than 2500 subscriber left MTNL just due to over delaying the restoration of services.CMD informed that he is not delaying the decisions as and when the case will come to him , he will decide it.

2) Long pending HR issues : We raised several points of dissatisfaction which cause frustration amongst the executives and thereby decreasing their efficiency.

CMD informed that he is well aware of the issues . In some cases work is already in progress and for remaining cases he will instruct the concerned officers to expedite the matter for early disposal of our grievances.

3) Progress of Pension Case: We strongly opposed the move of formation of pension trust and asked for the current status of amendments as suggested by United Forum on the issue. We further informed him that if the case is not being solved to the best satisfaction of the executives then we will be forced to go on the path of protest action programme.

CMD informed us that the we have sent the suggestions as proposed by United Forum and DOT is examining them.

4)Implementation of merger of 78.2 %IDA : We demanded that while implementing 2nd PRC the IDA was not neutralized fully . It was requested that our demand of 78.2 % IDA merger may be considered .

CMD explained that financial condition of the company is not good and hence to full fill this demand at this time is not feasible.

10-04-2013 GS Sh. A.K.kaushik along with JGS Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj , AGS Sh. Rajib Kumar , Advisor Sh. R.A.Rjapure , Circle Secy. Mumbai Sh. J.S.Yadav and Circle President Mumbai Sh. G.N.Haragaball met Dir.(Fin.) on 09-04-2013 to discuss the progress of pension issue.Dir.(Fin.) informed that we are working very seriously to resolve this issue and CMD himselfis taking keen interest. She further told that we are accepting a meeting with Hon’ble MOC to give presentation over the issue. Although there are many other factors which are beyond our control but we aspects that this issue should be resolved on priority and favorably so that there should not be any problem to retirees.
10-04-2013

GS Sh. A.K.kaushik along with JGS Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj , AGS Sh. Rajib Kumar , Advisor Sh. R.A.Rjapure , Circle Secy. Mumbai Sh. J.S.Yadav and Circle President Mumbai Sh. G.N.Haragaball met GM(HR) on 09-04-2013 to discuss the following points as part of the unanimous resolutions of HR issues of CWC:-

1) Re-fixation of Seniority : The cases of seniority for the affected SDEs in case of Rule-206 and Case of 1966 post (JTOs promoted to SDEs in year 1998) were raised by us. We demanded that the seniority as per court cases may be re-fixed at earliest so that the over due promotion can be given to senior SDEs.

It was informed that the case of 1966 posts has been sent to legal section for their opinion. Whereas regarding Rule-206 case, it was informed that the case will be discussed separately.

2) Holding of DPC for regular promotions : We demanded that DPCs for regular promotions in all cadres must be hold for the all vacant posts and if not possible at this stage , review DPCs may be conducted so that the benefit can be extended to all eligible executives who are waiting for regular promotions since long and retiring every month. We informed the around 1000 posts of SDE are lying vacant whereas the DPC is scheduled for 100 posts only.

GM informed that in review DPCs only the CNR ( CR not received) cases will be considered and a review DPC for AOs will be conducted on priority after finalization of gradation list of JAOs.

We strongly opposed to the plea of GM HR regarding review DPC and suggested that the ruling position in this matter may be implemented in its letter and spirit.

3) Finalization of seniority in all cadres : It was pointed out that seniority lists of all the disciplines are not being updated on regular basis , resulting delay in holding DPC for regular promotion. It was requested that the same may be updated and notified regularly so that if any grievance is there that may be rectified.

GM informed that work is in progress for updating the seniority lists. The updated seniority list of JAOs is likely to be notified very soon.

4) Increment to DEs/CAOs on their regular promotion : We raised this issue many times but the case is not still finalized. we demanded that as per EPPR-2007 one increment has to be given on regular promotion after financial upgradation in the same scale.

GM HR informed that the case is being examined and will be finalised on merit.

5) Restoration of one increment already given to Sr. SDE/Sr. AO: These officers were given one increment in year of 2006 , Which was withdrawn later on and recovery was done from these executives without any ruling position. We demanded to restore the benefit which was extended to them.

GM informed that the case is being examined and shall be decided as per ruling position.

6) Providing Trade Union Facilities: We demanded that the trade union facilities may be extended to us as this is the forum wherein all recognized cadre base Associations have been merged . The trade union facilities should be extended to us as being extended in case of BSNL.

GM asked us to put up the demand in writing so that the case shall be decided.

10-04-2013 Corporate Office issued transfer and posting orders of GM and additional GM of finance wing of corporate office and Delhi unit. Please click here for the copy of order.
10-04-2013 After a long persuasion by our association Corporate office issued Promotion order for 48 regular AOs. Please click here to see the copy of order .
10-04-2013 DPE issued order for payment of IDA with an increase of 3.4%.Now the revised rate w.e.f. 01.04.2013 is 74.9%(71.5 to 74.9). Please click here for copy of orders.
09-04-2013 Our case in Hon’ble CAT Delhi to set aside new ‘Senior Manager Recruitment Rule-2008′ came for hearing on 08-04-2013.DOT counsel as respondent no.1 could not submit the reply . Hon’ble court has finally fixed date of 10th May-2013 for for submitting the reply by DOT.
08-04-2013 With state-owned telcos BSNL and MTNL on the verge of financial collapse, telecom minister Kapil Sibal has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to set up a panel of ministers to look into revitalising the two public sector mobile phone companies. A news from Economic Times. Please click here for link to news .
06-04-2013

CWC Meeting was a grant success. Members expressed confidence and solidarity with TEAM Leadership and passed following resolutions.

1. Formed committee to recommend changes in the promotional policy brought out by management so as to evolve a Consolidated promotional policy paving way for an entrant in E2 Grade to reach E9 Grade during the entire length of service he put through.

2. Formed committee to recommend CGHS medical health care scheme as the Insurance scheme is costing too much expenditure to MTNL, results in delay in settlement and limits medical facilities to the needy.

3. Matter pertaining to implementation of 78.2 % IDA neutralization was discussed in length and it was resolved that this issue to be settled on top priority as the same will have effect through out the service period and even affect the pension. After deliberation it was resolved that TEAM will discuss the same with affiliated Unions and Association of the United Forum and issue organizational programme of action.

4. Pursue with MTNL Management to conduct DPC and fill up all posts presently held on looking after/officiating/ad-hoc basis as the absorption process in Gr A cadre was declared completed.

5. Child care leave should be implemented.

6. Arrangement for Bank loans for housing and Car/Scooter to be implemented as is being done in BSNL.

7. Restoration of additional increment on regular promotion in the same grade should be taken up with management.

8. Matters pertaining to Grant of NOC for applying outside job, NOC for foreign tours below 29 days should be delegated to ED instead of the present practice of forwarding to Corporate office as the same is causing inordinate delay.

9. Struck off from service on Superannuation and vigilance clearance process should be completed as in DoT regime.

10. All staff rulings along with codifications to be made available on line.

11. Clarity in rulings is of paramount importance. In the absence of clarity executives at various unit take different interpretation jeopardizing the interest of members. Rulings and Procedures are to be clearly spelt out.

12. There were communications delay between Corporate office and field units. Corporate office to upload all instructions/rulings/procedures in the intranet and make it available to the field units.

13. Case of Personal Staff and Hindi Officers should be looked in to and their career prospects to assured.

14. TEAM Organizational matters:

a. Meetings in the Branches are to be organized once in three months.

b. Branches should be allowed to keep back 20% of subscription for running day to day activities.

c. 4 New office bearers were inducted in CHQ for improving organizational effectiveness. Com. M. Kukreti from Delhi unit, Com. A.N.Upadyay and Com. N.Balasubramani from Mumbai were inducted as AGS while Com. A.K.Kapoor was nominated as Organizing Secretary.

dd. Decided to hold next CWC meeting in the second week of November, 2013 at Mumbai.
Host Circle has to make necessary arrangements.

Members are requested to give input/feedback to teamchq@gmail.com or through feedback section.

Click here for Photos taken during the session.

05-04-2013 Government has appointed Telecom Joint Secatary Sh. V.Umashankar as its representative on the board of MTNL. A news from Economic Times. Please click here to see the news.
04.04.2013 CWC Meeting of TEAM from 4th to 6th April, 2013 was inaugurated at 1530 pm today in Room No.756, Kidwai Bhavan, New Delhi. Veteran leaders Com. M.K.Bagchi, Com. R.A.Rajapure, Com. Nanda, Com. Mangeram Sharma, President, MTNL Staff Union, Delhi attended the inaugural session among others. Com. Bagchi while delivering his inaugural address briefed about the status of pension issue, issues surrounding pay fixation with 78.2 % and importance of health care. Com. Mange Ram briefed the status of court cases filed by him regarding Medical Insurance. Com. N.L.Thangaraj, President, TEAM high lighted various other HR issues on the agenda which will be taken up for discussion one after the other. Com. A.K. Kaushik, GS, TEAM during deliberations emphasized the importance of these issues and suggested that separate committees to be setup to study issues pertaining to comprehensive promotion policy and medical health care. After deliberations committees were formed for recommending changes desired in the promotional policies and provision of CGHS health scheme for employees. Matter pertaining to implementation of 78.2 % IDA neutralization was discussed in length and it was resolved that this issue to be settled on top priority as the same will have effect through out the service period and even affect the pension. After deliberation it was resolved that TEAM will discuss the same with affiliated Unions and Association of the United Forum and issue organizational programme of action. CWC deliberations on 5th and 6th April, 2013.
02-04-2013 a) MTNL raises Rs 1000cr via bonds, stock up 5%. A news from Business Standard . Please click here for link to news.
b) Government is learnt to have approved the name of Kuldeep Singh for the post of member TDSAT which has been lying vacant after retirement of PK Rastogi from the telecom tribunal in mid-February. A news from TOI. Please click here for link to news.
02-04-2013 Special Casual Leave for attending CWC have been sanctioned by Delhi unit for 5th & 6th April 2013 . All eligible office bearers may get sanctioned their leaves and attend the meeting positively. Please click here for copy of letter.
01-04-2013 Senior IAS officer M F Farooqui is likely to be the next telecom secretary. Farooqui, who is currently secretary in the department of heavy industries, is tipped to replace Rentala Chandrashekhar, who retires at the end of this month. The Cabinet Committee on Appointments (ACC) is believed to have cleared Farooqui’s name and an announcement is likely to be made shortly. Please click here for link to news.
26-03-2013 ED Delhi issued Looking after arrangement orders for 4 CAO to DGM (Fin). Please see the copy of letter on Delhi Bulletin.
22-03-2013

APPEAL FROM GENERAL SECY

All circle office bearers of Delhi Circle are requested to make it convenient to participate in the ensuing CWC scheduled to held on 4th,5th and 6th april-2013 so as to make the CWC more participative to make the discussions effective.

Being a host circle, all circle office bearers of Delhi Circle are requested to make CWC meeting a grand success.

21-03-2013 GS wrote a letter to CMD MTNL for holding CWC at New Delhi w.e.f. 05-04-2013 to 06-04-2013 . He further requested to grant 4 days Sp. Casual Leave w.e.f. 03-04-2013 to 06-04-2013 . Please click here to see the copy of notice.
21-03-2013 GS wrote a letter for drawing attention and for necessary correction of wrong fixation of seniority of JTOs. He requested to re- examine of seniority of two batches and placement of 32 JTOS who joined in 2004 to those JTOs who joined during 2002. Please click here for viewing the letter.
19-03-2013 AIBSNLEA, SNEA(I) and BSNLEU Writ petition 1803/2013 filed jointly praying for quashing the order of DoT dated 11.3.2013 to deploy unabsorbed ITS to BSNL came up for hearing today in the Hon’ble Delhi HC. Hon’ble HC while mentioning the order of DoT dated 11.3.2013 is a clear infringement of the judgment of the Hon’ble HC in WP 22515/2005 and CM 16683/2013 (Application filed by AIBSNLEA, SNEA(I) and BSNLEU), however advised the applicants to move applications seeking similar relief at appropriate forum. Hon’ble bench during the course of argument observed that passing any order in the instant writ petition might prejudice contempt proceedings already initiated by the Hon Delhi High Court.
19-03-2013

Sh. A.K.Kaushik General Secy. alongwith Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj JGS, Sh. K.R.Yadav CP Delhi and Sh. Ram Gopal CS Delhi met with Executive Director on 18-03-2013 at 17.00 Hrs in his chamber to discuss the following issues:-

1) The status of faulty cables of TY area since long: The association conveyed its anger over the undue delay in handling the situation arisen by cutting of UG cables and thereafter handling the issue with casual attitude. This has resulted in direct huge revenue loss and surrender of thousands of subscribers.

ED expressed his deep concern over the issue and informed that decision has already been taken to get repair the UG cables on priority. He further informed that patrolling on the routes are being done on regular basis and some cable theft cases are being reported and booked through our vigilant staff.

2) Shortage of Material:- Association explained that inspite of earlier assurances given by ED the material is not being supplied as per demand. Which has resulted delay in attending the pending faults and installation of new OBs.

ED explained that now situation has improved , Drop wire is likely to be distributed very soon. Caller ID instruments are being given in place of normal PBT and cable kits are also being made available.

3) Vigilance Clarence for regular DPC:- Association pointed out about the despite the clear cut guidelines from CVC and order issued by corporate office appropriate Vigilance clearance are not being given by the vigilance section. Some genuine cases are being punished and denied promotions due to negative attitude of the concerned officers.

ED immediately contacted GM(Vig.) over phone and asked about the subject. He instructed GM( Vig) that Keeping in view of the guideline given by Corporate office the clear Vig. clearance ( granted /not granted) may be issued to avoid any frustration to executives in future. Past cases if any can be taken up again on the basis of representation of the individuals.

4) Holding of DPCs:-Association demanded that pending regular DPCs may be speed up and screening report may be sent to Corporate office for DPCs of DGM(T) /DGM(F) , CAO/DE,SDE . It was also demanded to promote on local arrangement basis against the vacant posts in each cadre.

ED explained that DPC are being initiated for regular posts. In some cases for promotion order for LA already issued have not been implemented . We have instructed the areas to relieve the officers as per orders on priority. Further promotion shall be considered on need basis in all streams/ cadres.

5) Request transfer cases: association demanded that some individual request transfer cases are pending at HQ and the same may be issued at earliest.

ED assured that all such cases shall be viewed sympathetically and orders will be issued. But the cases pertaining to WS unit will be settled by WS unit only.

16-03-2013 Our case in Principal CAT New Delhi to challenge the RR for JTO/AM (T) E-2 to SDE/DM (T) E-3 came on hearing on 15-03-2013 . Advocate appeared from MTNL assured Hon’ble court to file reply on 15-03-2013 itself. Hon’ble Court has fixed next date of hearing for 31-05-2013.
14-03-2013 Senior correspondent of TOI interviewed Sh. Kapil Sibal Hon’ble minister of Telecom & IT on Various points in the field of Telecom & IT. The point regards to Negative Growth of MTNL & BSNL was also asked to him. …..Two of your PSUs are not doing well. Is there a case for selling stake in them? ………………………. We will go to government and say some method must be found to compensate public sector companies for the money they paid for spectrum.
13-03-2013 MTNL Corporate office issued a letter for extension of Group Health Insurance Policy for MTNL working Employees w.e.f. 10-03-2013 to 09-03-2014. Please click here for copy of letter.
12-03-2013 MTNL corporate office issued orders for removing restrictions of availing 120 maximum medical leave during total service tenure. TEAM perused this matter continuously. During many meeting with Dir (HR) the matter was raised along with a number of written communication addressed to Dir.(HR)/CMD. Please click here the copy of letter.
12-03-2013 DOT in a hurry manner ordered for Repatriation of Unabsorbed ITS officers to DOT and Deployment of relieved ITS officers in MTNL on the same day.Please click here to see the copy of orders. 1 . 2.
11-03-2013 MTNL corporate office issued amendment for ‘Pay anomaly consequent upon Revision of Pay w.e.f. 01-01-2007 in terms of DPE guideline Dated -26-11-2008 towards implementation of the recommendations of the 2nd Pay Revision Committee for the executives of CPSEs.
Please click here for the copy of letter.
07-03-2013

MTNL cannot match service package of pan-India operators: Government.Limited operations of MTNL in just two circles, Delhi and Mumbai, make it difficult for the state -run telecom firm to match service and tariff packages offered by pan-India operators, Minister of State for Communication and IT Milind Deora said today.

A news from economic times of dated 06-03-2013. Please click here for link to news.

06-03-2013 Hindi version of UFOM Mumbai letter written to CMD, MTNL and Secretary, DoT on 27.2.2013 to express Protest against the move of DoT/MTNL to form Pension Fund in the form of a single Trust for payment of pensionary benefits including Pension/Family Pension to all categories of MTNL absorbees by bringing suitable amendment in Rule 37-A. English version available on 2.3.2013 entry. Click here for the copy of the letter.
05-03-2013 MTNL Delhi unit issued LA order for CAO to DGM ( Fin) & transfer orders of AM(Fin.)/JAO . Please see the copy of orders on Delhi bulletin.
04-03-2013 Our case in Hon’ble CAT Delhi to set aside new ‘Senior Manager Recruitment Rule-2008′ came for hearing on 04-03-2013.DOT counsel as respondent no.1 could not attend the court who was supposed to file the reply for the reason that ‘why MTNL has violated the terms & condition circulated by DOT.’

Our advocate filed the rejoinder today against the counter reply filed by MTNL as respondent no.2. Our advocate also pleaded that many dates have been provided to DOT for filing reply and requested Hon’ble court for not to give any further date for the purpose. Hon’ble court passed a remark that one last opportunity is being given to DOT and thereafter the opportunity shall be sized for filing their reply. Hon’ble court has fixed 8rth April 2013 as next date of hearing. Our advocate pleaded to extend the relief given earlier in this matter and same was accepted by Hon’ble court.

04.03.2013

ITS REPATRIATION ISSUE

Hon’ble High Court Delhi today dismissed DoT review  application on ITS repatriation case. DOT filed review application to Hon’ble High Court Delhi praying that DoT is implementing Hon’ble High Court judgment dated 15.02.2013 for repatriation of ITS officers from BSNL/MTNL immediately & as per the decision of Union Cabinet ITS officers will further be sent on deemed deputation to BSNL/MTNL for the next 10 years and during these 10 years period, BSNL/MTNL will create their Management at higher level.

PRAYER  Of  DOT :

a)  The Hon Court may take cognizance of the course of action proposed in para 12 above pursuant to the decision of the Cabinet and this Hon’ble Court’s orders dated 17.04.2012, 01.10.2012 and 18.12.2012 and pass orders clarifying, if necessary, the order dated 15.02.2013.

b) Pass any order or further orders it deems necessary —-.

Hon’ble High Court Delhi at first instance itself dismissed the DOT review application & directed to implement Court order in its true spirit.

02-03-2013 UFOM Mumbai wrote letter to CMD, MTNL and Secretary, DoT to express Protest against the move of DoT/MTNL to form Pension Fund in the form of a single Trust for payment of pensionary benefits including Pension/Family Pension to all categories of MTNL absorbees by bringing suitable amendment in Rule 37-A. It also expressed clearly, if DoT/MTNL continues to go ahead with the formation of pension trust during conciliation proceedings, the United Forum of Unions and Associations in MTNL Mumbai will resort to trade union action as deemed fit for which the sole responsibility will lie solely on DoT/MTNL. UFOM Mumbai states that in case MTNL/DoT goes further with the formation of Pension Trust, this letter may be treated as notice for the same. Click here for the copy of the letter.
01-03-2013  GS wrote a reminder -II for up gradation of 19 CAO posts. the matter needs to be resolve urgently as DPC for CAO is likely to be held in March-2013. Please see the copy of letter.
01-03-2013 MTNL revokes black listing order against Allied Digital. A news from Business Line dated 27 Feb. 2013. Please click here for link to news.
28-02-2013 Today a meeting of leaders of United Forum of unions and associations of MTNL was held with Dy.CLC at New Delhi. As per representatives of MTNL , the suggestion as submitted by United Front have been sent to DOT for their consideration and any response. They further explained that this procedure may take two months times. The representatives of United front requested that management for making efforts for early action by DOT. Next date will be fixed after hearing from parties. Please clcik here for copy of Minutes of CLC meeting.
25-02-2013 MTNL corporate office issued a letter endorsing order of Central Govt. on encashment of Earned Leave and Half pay leave to Industrial employees.Please click here for copy of Govt.   Order Endorsment By MTNL
23-02-2013 Corporate Office issued a reminder for CR Screening report and vigilance clearance for promotion to the grade of DGM (Telecom) on/regular basis. Please click here for copy of the letter.
23-02-2013 TEAM Delhi has organized Divisional level meeting at Okhla on 21-02-2013 and at Rajouri Garden on 22-02-2013 . The each meeting was attended by huge number of executives. The CHQ leadership and circle Team are making their whole hearted efforts for enlightening all executives on pending issues. The matter of trust formation , its viability , the financial position of MTNL and the maintenance of network of MTNL are the main points of agenda. Sh. A.K.Kaushik GS is participating in all most all meetings in spite of his illness just to make understand the seriousness of the pension issue to each of us.
23-02-2013

It is reliably learnt that Cabinet has approved note of DOT on ITS absorption. The main points are as follows:
(a) The absorption process of Group-’A’ Officers in MTNL/BSNL will end henceforth.

(b) The Group-’A’ & ‘B’ level Officers absorbed in MTNL/BSNL, their seniority is de-linked with the Group-’A’ officers on deemed deputation to MTNL/BSNL.

(c) The Group-’A’ & ‘B’ level executives of MTNL/BSNL will get promotion against STS/JAG/SAG/HAG level posts on priority. The 941 ITS Officers in BSNL and 83 ITS Officers in MTNL will be posted against remaining vacant JAG/SAG/HAG level posts.

(d) The deemed deputation of 941 ITS Officers in BSNL and 83 ITS Officers in MTNL is allowed to continue for the next 10 years. About 40 ITS Officers from lower grade (i.e. JAG) will be relieved every year progressively. (Similarly 10-15 ITS officers in SAG/HAG grade will retire every year). In this manner, in the next 10 years all the ITS Officers on deemed deputation in MTNL/BSNL will be repatriated to DoT.

(e) The ITS Officers cadre will be restructured in DoT shortly and presently 463 ITS officers will be accommodated in DoT and against these 463 posts of JAG/SAG/HAG, the ITS officers will get their promotion till the time cadre is restructured in DoT.

(f) During the period of 10 years, MTNL/BSNL Managements have to ensure to create their own top level Management so that 40 ITS Officers are relieved progressively on every year basis.

22-02-2013 DoT asks MTNL to take BlackBerry interception steps by February 28. A news from economic times. Please click here to see complete news.
22-02-2013 Convener of United front Sh. M.K.Bagchi wrote letter to CMD MTNL . Wherein he elaborated apprehensions for non viability of pension trust. Please click here for copy of letter.
21-02-2013 It has been learnt that long pending DPC for A.O.s (regular) for nearly 49 posts has been concluded on 20-02-2013 and the order in this regard shall be issued shortly.
21-02-2013

Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj Jt. GS along with sh. Rajeeb Kumar AGS , Sh. Ram Gopal CS ,Sh. Ajay Kumar FS and Sh. A.K.Kapoor Sr. member met with Jt. General Manager HR on 20-02-2013 to discuss the following points :-1) Actual Vacancy position of various streams prior to holding of DPC for regular promotion as notified by Corporate office: We raised the issue of actual vacancy position available in various cadres /streams for conducting DPCs for regular promotion against the vacancy position as notified by corporate office.

We explained that more number of vacancies are available and demanded that all the eligible executives be considered for regular promotions against the available posts at the time of conducting DPCs instead of number of posts notified by Corporate office.

Further more we demanded that if DPCs are not being conducted for all the available posts then the review DPCs may be conducted and date of effect of the promotion shall be considered retrospectively for the executives.

Jt. GM HR appreciated the efforts of association for making available the valuable data to administration and assured that the point raised by association shall be kept in view at the time of such DPCs.

2) Revision of Seniority list of SDEs (case of 1966 posts): The matter was discussed in detail by association. We expressed our concern over the issue as the affected SDEs are waiting for next promotion and due to un necessary delay in this respect they may not get due justice in time.

Jt. GM explained the work done on this issue and told that GM(HR) corporate office has raised two points , which are to be answered form Mumbai and Delhi units . There after the progress of work shall begin. He also requested the association for pursuing the same at both end so that the matter shall be expedite.

Letter issued to Delhi Unit Letter issued to Mumbai Unit.

3. Promotion case of Stenographers: The matter was explained in detail that this case is pending since long and now executives are being retired regularly without getting their promotion.

Jt. GM told that the matter shall be examined on priority and on merit base.

21-02-2013 UFOM Mumbai members attended the Conciliation proceedings held by CL(C ) on 21.2.2013. MTNL management attended the meeting. No DoT representative was present in the meeting. UFOM Members expressed their anger on the move of MTNL/DoT in going ahead with formation of pension trust and Rejoinder filed on 21.1.2013 is having all factors justifying pension directly by Government and struck to the demand. MTNL management acknowledged receipt of rejoinder and requested three weeks time to reply on the same. Next meeting is scheduled on 13.3.2013. Click here for copy of the Minutes.
20-02-2013

Another Black Day

Although it is always quit shame full and being condemn by all working employees /Executives of MTNL, but there is yet another incident of man handling by C& D Staff of MTNL with an Executive of north area. As informed by our Area Secy. Sh. A.K.S. Chauhan , More than 5 office bearers of MTNL Mazdoor Sangh came to office of Sh. S.K.Bhalla DE O/D Sec-3 Rohini to discuss some transfer problem of staff. During conversation they abused and had hot talks . Then suddenly they all started man handling with Sh. S.K. Bhalla and injured him.

Sh. A.K.S.Chauhan A/S immediately after getting this information rushed to the site and took safe guard to avoid further worsen of the matter. We lodged the complaints with GM( North) and got suspension of five alleged officials. Thereafter we lodged police complaint at nearest police station too.

Be rest assure the TEAM will not leave any case of such kind and will make all efforts to get punish the culprits and to restore the honor and prestige of the executives.

20-02-2013

Delhi Circle is organising Div. Level meeting in all areas to enlighten our executives on all issues pending since long . The matter of Pension and the related quarries are being replied by CHQ office bearers. All area secy. are here by advised to be in regular touch of Organising Secy./ Circle Secy. for latest update of matter and giving a suitable date for arranging Div. level meeting in their respected areas.

The contribution may kindly be collected till March-2013 and remit it to Circle Financial Secy. as soon as possible.

Please see the details of meetings held recently in Ty and north areas.

19-02-2013 United Forum wrote a letter to CMD against formation of Pension Trust under Rule 37-A. Please see the text of letter and note on 37 A
18-02-2013

Main High Lights of Court Order Pertaining to ITS absorption Issue:

1. The grievance of the applicants in CM No.16683/2012 and CM No.18147/2012 would be met if CM No.16682/2012 and CM No.16685/2012 are disposed of with a direction that within six weeks from today the mandamus issued by this Court as per the decision dated April 17, 2012 would be positively complied with.

2. Issuing a direction that the mandamus issued by this Court as per the decision dated April 17, 2012 shall be positively complied with within six weeks from today, all above captioned applications stands disposed of.

Please click here to view the order of Hon,ble Delhi High Court.

15-02-2013 Get ready for the final battle on the Pension issue. Hold divisional/area level meeting at all corners and explain the status on the pension issue. Click here for the brief reports on the meeting with CMD, MTNL on the pension issue on 15.2.2013 as directed by CLC(C ), HQ during the conciliation proceedings held on 28.1.2013.
15-02-2013 Today Hon’ble High Court Delhi dismissed the application of respondents i.e. DOT/BSNL/MTNL for extension of time for repatriation of ITS Officers from MTNL &/BSNL. High court further directed MTNL/BSNL to implement the earlier judgment within 6 week of time.
14-02-2013 14-02-2013 CEC of TEAM Delhi held on 13-02-2013 in room no. of 756 of Kidwai Bhawan ND. The members from every corner of Delhi participated in the meeting and discussed the agenda as already notified. The Discussion was initially focused on shortage of materials in areas. which was discussed with ED Delhi just one day prior to this meeting. But area representatives was not of satisfactory tone with regards to availability of materials. Whereas the version of ED Delhi was like that as if there is no shortage of materials.

Therefore leadership decided to go to Div. Level body meetings and to get finalize figure of short materials so that actual picture of shortage of material may be brought to notice of top level management.Thereafter the matter of Pension at par with BSNL was discussed in depth. Hon’ble Sh. M.K.Bagchi also addressed the house and briefed about latest development in this issue. Sh. Ram Gopal CS and Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj JGS Addressed the house and briefed them about latest meetings with ED and GM(HR). Sh. A.K.Kaushik General Secy. Addressed the house and explained each merits and consequences of this issue. He asked members to be ready for final battle against this injustice of DOT and advised to hold Div. Level body meeting for explaining our commitments for resolving this problem. Meeting was ended with vote of thanks from Circle president.

13-02-2013

Joint General Secy. Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj along with Sh. Rajeeb Kumar AGS, Sh. S.D. Sharma AFS, Sh. K.R. Yadav President TEAM Delhi, Sh. Ram Gopal CS TEAM Delhi, Sh. Ajay Kumar FS TEAM Delhi and Sh. A.K.Kapoor Sr. Member met with GM HR on 12-02-2013 to discuss the following points1)Finalaization of Gradation lists of various cadres: It was pointed out that Gradation list of JAOs has not been updated since 2005 resulting in delay in holding of DPC for regular AO. Similarly the gradation list of other streams were also not updated since long .It was requested to update the same on priority.

GM HR assured that the work is already in progress and she will watch it personally to make the process fast.

2)Non Drawl of increment on regular promotion of Sr. AO/Sr. SDE promoted in 2006: It was pointed out that at the time of regular promotion given to Sr. AOs/Sr. SDEs in 2006 one increment was given to these officers and the same was withdrawn while implementing EPP-2007 without any instructions from Corporate office. whereas as per EPP2007 one increment was to be given on regular promotion. Therefore it was requested that the affected cases may be reviewed and the increment may be restored as earlier.

It was assured by GM HR that the cases will be seen and the matter shall be decided on merit.

3)Non Drawl of increment on regular promotion of CAO/ DE promoted in 2011: It was pointed out that at the time of regular promotion given to CAO/DE in 2011 one increment was to be given to these officers . The Executives were promoted under Sr. Manager Recruitment Rule ,2008 and they were denied the benefit of this increment as per clause Sr. Management Services Promotion Policy, 2010 .

It was assured by GM HR that the cases will be seen and the matter shall be examined and will be decided.

4) Up gradation of 19 Posts of CAOs.: It was pointed out that out of 24 posts of CAOs downgraded in 2006 ,five post have been upgraded and the rest 19 posts are yet to be upgraded.

GM HR informed that the vacancy position circulated in July 2012 shall be kept in view while upgrading these posts.

5) Holding of DPC for less number of posts: It was pointed out that the letter circulated by corporate office regarding holding of DPCs for regular promotion in various cadres contains few number of posts whereas the available number of vacant posts are more.

We demanded that the number of posts for regular promotion may be compiled prior to holding of DPCs in consultation with our association.

GM HR instructed Joint GM HR for reconciling the vacancy position with our association.

6)Refixation of Seniority of TES Gr. B officers promoted in 1998 ( the case of 1966 posts):It was once again brought to her notice that the case is being delayed and the senior officers getting frustrated as ED office have no other guideline for further promotion except the seniority list of 2009 which has many discrepancies. The case has to be looked up on priority basis.

GM HR told that some work is going on the subject and she has further instructed Jt GM (HR) to expedite the case.

7)Undue Delay in holding of regular DPC of AOs.(2011): It was pointed out that CRs were called in 2011but the DPC is still pending.

GM HR told that screening report of Mumbai Unit is still awaited along with CR up to 2012. She assured that as soon as the screening report comes to corporate office the process shall be completed .

8) Holding of DPC for Hindi Officers: We demanded that the DPC for Hindi officers must be done on priority.

GM HR informed that letter will be issued for calling of CR for holding DPC very soon.

9) Problem of Buffer amount for Indoor Medical Treatment: we pointed out that the payment of 1,60000/- only is being done whereas many executives have already spent money to the tune of 5 to 6 lacs on their treatment due to lack of floater amount.

GM HR informed that now position of releasing buffer amount has improved and if there is any case that may be brought to the notice of management.

12.02.2013    NOTICE

It is for your information  that CEC meeting of TEAM Delhi is scheduled to held on 13-02-2013 at 14 hrs in room no.756 Kidwai Bhawan. The agenda of discussion is as follows:
1) Shortage of materials in the field
2) Regular promotion of executives in each cadre.
3) Organizational matters.
4) Pension Issue and other matters pertaining to CHQ.
5) Any other point with permission of chair.

All Div. Secy./Area Secy./ CEC members/CWC members& CHQ office bearers present in Delhi are requested to attend the meeting positively well in time.

11-02-2013 MTNL corporate office issued regular promotion order for 6 telecom executives (left out case) notionally w.e.f. 19-10-2011. Please click here to see the order issued.
11-02-2013 The ITS repatriation case came for hearing in the Hon’ble High Court, Delhi on 08-02-2013 and posted for hearing on 15th Feb.’2013. Chief Justice of Hon’ble High Court Delhi will decide in which court the case will be heard.
08-02-2013 General Secy. wrote a letter to CMD MTNL for Conducting DPC for promotion of SDE to DE (Regular ) for only 118 SDEs . Whereas the number of posts & eligible Executives are available. GS demanded that promotion to eligible senior executives must be top priority of HR section as senior executives are being retired without getting their due promotion. Please click here to see the full copy of letter.
07-02-2013 MTNL revised pulse rates by one-third. A news from Business line. Please click here for link to news.
05-02-2013

United Forum of Unions and Associations of MTNL, Mumbai held Gate meeting in front of Telephone House at Dadar, Mumbai opposing move of DoT to form Pension Trust for payment of pension to MTNL retirees. More than 2500 members attended the Gate meeting. Speakers condemned the move of DoT in moving towards formation of Single TrustFebruary 5, 2013

for all MTNL retirees and decried the cowardice move of MTNL authorities as against all aassurances and commitments given in and out of parliaments. Shri. Shirish Parkar, MLA & veteran Leader of Karmachari Union While addressing the gathering assured his full support for the cause and said that nothing short of Government pension is acceptable. United Forum declared that the further agitational programmes will be communicated in consultation with our counterparts at Delhi who are expected to meet shortly.

04-02-2013 Corporate office issues the schedule of proposed DPCs for regular promotion in the respective executive cadres during the calendar year 2013and asks the Delhi and Mumbai units to send the screening report and vigilence clearance of eligible working executives at the earliest for the DPCs for which letters have already been issued. Click here for the DPC Schedule in 2013.
04-02-2013 Department of Pension and pensioners’ welfare issues notification on 21st December 2012 to amend CCS (pension) rule, 1972 to insert rule 37B for condition for payment of pension on absorption consequent upon conversion of a govt department into a autonomous body. Please click here to see the notification.
02-02-2013 The ITS repatriation case came for hearing in the Hon’ble High Court, Delhi in Court No.- 4 today but Hon’ble Court further transferred back the case to old Court no. 4 for hearing on 08th Feb.,2013.
02-02-2013 MTNL Delhi unit issued a list of 32 Executives for LA promotion from SDE to DE (TELECOM). Please see the list on Delhi Bulletin
30.01.2013 General Secy. wrote a letter to CMD for regular promotion of JTO/Asstt. Manager to SDE/Dy. Manager. wherein he elaborately expressed the deep concern over split-up of available vacant posts and conducting DPC in pieces. Please see the full text of letter.
30.01.2013 Meetings of Mayur Vihar/Preet Vihar Division and WS area were held on 29-01-2013 and 30-01-2013 respectively. Please see the details on Delhi Bulletin.
30.01.2013

United Forum of Unions and Associations of MTNL, Mumbai submitted rejoinder to the submission of MTNL, CO and DoT during the Conciliation Proceedings held on 22.11.2012 requesting the Conciliation officer to direct MTNL/DoT to maintain status quo during the pendency of RLC proceedings. UFOM also mentioned clearly that if MTNL/DoT continues to go ahead with the formation of trust during conciliation proceedings, the United Forum will resort to trade union action as deemed fit for which the sole responsibility shall lie with MTNL/DoT. Click here for the copy of the rejoinder.
During the meeting of the UFOM held on 29.1.2013, UFOM Mumbai had decided to hold Gate meeting in front of Prabhadevi Telephone house on 5th Feb, 2013 during Lunch hour opposing the move of MTNL/DoT to form the Pension Trust in utter violation and disregards to the Conciliation proceedings. Further course of action will be decided in consultation with United Forum of Delhi. The Gate meeting in front of Prabhadevi as above should force MTNL/DoT to change its decision. All members of affiliated Unions and Associations of United Forum are requested to stand together and show our solidarity to the struggle for getting Pension from Govt./DoT and send the message that MTNL has no authority to sabotage our right for pension from Government.

Long Live UFOM Unity !!! TEAM Zindabad !!!

29.01.2013 Telcos oppose Rs 23,000 crore bailout for BSNL and MTNL. A news from Economic Times. Please click here for link.
29.01.2013 It is learnt that Sh.Sunil Kumar, ED, TCIL, has been selected for the post of Director (Human Resources), Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) at a Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) meeting held on January 28, 2013. As many as seven persons were interviewed for the same.
28.01.2013

Today a meeting of leaders of Joint Forum of unions and associations of MTNL &BSNL was held with CLC at New Delhi. The issue of pension for MTNL employees and executives at par with BSNL was discussed exclusively. MTNL could not come with full preparation and hence seeked some more time for the discussion.However this issue was elaborated by representatives of Joint forum in detail and a brief note was delivered to CLC for kind reference. Next date of meeting is 28-02-2013.

Please click here for: 

1) Copy of brief note submitted to CLC  

2) Minutes of CLC meeting

25.01.2013

Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj Joint GS along with Sh. Rajeeb Kumar AGS , Sh. Ram Gopal CS & Sh. K.R.Yadav Circle President met with GM ( Admn.) on 24-01-2013 and discussed the following points.

1)DPC calendar:
  This point was raised once again for issuing a DPC calendar for each cadre in each year. We stressed upon the administration to take initiative for the same.

After a successful deliberation on this issue GM(A) aggreed to the point and assured to issue the DPC calendar unit very soon.


2) Completion of pending CR:
It was pointed out that CR folders of number of executives in various units have not been completed by those ITS officers who were repatriated to DOT.

GM (A) asked to provide the detailed name of executives, name of unit concerned and the name of the repatriated ITS officers. He assured that matter will be taken up seriously with DOT administration

3)Look after arrangements by area GMs: It was pointed out that area GMs are providing look after arrangements in technical disciplines by completely avoiding seniority. This makes frustration among senior executive and discomfort to junior executive as well.

GM(A) assured that necessary instructions will be issued in this regard.


4) DPC of AO regular:
Association pointed out that few numbers of posts of AO regular will remain vacant when AO regular will be promoted to CAO. therefore a DPC for AO regular to be done urgently to overcome, this situation .

GM(A) told that necessary instructions have been issued already.


5)Affidavit in case of OPD treatment:
It was brought to his kind notice that at the time of preparing OPD card every time employees have to provide Affidavit for the number of beneficiaries for undergoing medical treatment. This has to be abolished. 

On this issue GM(A) clarified that provisions of Affidavit is only for newly recruited employees whose family detailed is not complete with the administration at this stage. However to avoid any confusion clear cut instruction in this matter will be issued very soon.

6)Canteen: Last month rates of various items including tea as well have been revised by the canteen at KL Bhawan building. But the quality of item has been deteriorated.

GM(A) assured that matter will be taken up and the quality of item will be improved up to the mark.

24.01.2013 MTNL Delhi unit issued a letter in continuation to its earlier letter dated 19-01-2013 for calling the CR screening and VIG. report for including the name of 4 CAOs in the consideration zone for promotion to DGM (F). Please see the copy of letter on Delhi bulletin.
24.01.2013 Leaders of United Forum of Association and Unions of MTNL in Mumbai; today walked out of meeting with CMD MTNL protesting strongly against the formation of Pension trust. Now get ready for strong Trade Union Action to stop creation of Pension Trust.Be United Be Part of United Forum
24.01.2013 Our case in Principal CAT New Delhi to challenge the RR for JTO/AM (T) E-2 to SDE/DM (T) E-3 came on hearing today . MTNL has seeked some more time to file its reply and the next date of hearing is scheduled for 15-03-2013.
24.01.2013 General Secy. wrote a letter to CMD MTNL for reminding him for upgradation of 19 posts of CAOs. This is 2nd reminder on the same issue. Please click here for copy of letter.
24.01.2013 United forum of Associations and Unions of MTNL wrote a letter to Cabinet Secy. regarding pension at par with BSNL and opposing the formation of trust. Please click her for copy of letter.
24.01.2013 TDSAT disposes of Tata Communications pleas against MTNL. A news from The Economic Times dated 23-01-2013. Please click here for link to the news.
23.01.2013 Representatives of Joint Forum of BSNL & MTNL Unions/Associations met Sh. Bhanwar Jitendra Singh, Hon’ble MOS for Youth Affairs and Sports, Govt. of India, New Delhi and submitted memorandum regarding Immediately end illegitimate deputation of non-optee ITS in BSNL/MTNL to protect the viability of Government’s prestigious and strategic telecom companies, BSNL & MTNL, which are fast sinking. Take immediate steps to end decade old exploitation and discrimination of absorbed / recruited employees of BSNL & MTNL either by taking them back to DOT or immediately repatriating unabsorbed ITS to DOT – End existing dangerous duality. Shri Jitendra Singh assured to discuss the matter at the appropriate level shortly. Please click here for copy of memorandum submitted.
23.01.2013 In pursuance of letter from corporate office dated 04-01-2013, MTNL Delhi unit issued a letter for calling of CR for 1 eligible executives of Civil for Adhoc promotion to the grade of DGM/SE(Civil). Please see the copy of order on Delhi Bulletin.
22.01.2013 In pursuance of letter from corporate office dated 08-01-2013, MTNL Delhi unit issued a letter for calling of CR for 40 eligible executives of Finance (AO) for regular promotion to the grade of CAO.Please see the copy of order on Delhi Bulletin.
22.01.2013 In pursuance of letter from corporate office dated 03-01-2013, MTNL Delhi unit issued a letter for calling of CR for 155 eligible executives of Telecom for regular promotion to the grade of SDE / DM (Telecom). Please see the copy of order on Delhi Bulletin.
21.01.2013 MTNL Delhi unit issued a list of CR screening report and vigilance clearance of 20 CAOs for Adhoc promotion to the cadre of DGM( Fin.). Please see the copy of list on Delhi Bulletin.
21.01.2013 Our case in Hon’ble CAT Delhi to set aside new ‘Senior Manager Recruitment Rule-2008′ came for hearing on 21-01-2013 .DOT counsel being party to the case appeared today. The hon’ble court has asked to submit the reply for the reason that ‘why MTNL has violated the terms & condition circulated by DOT?’ on request of DOT counsel ,Hon’ble court has fixed 04-03-2013 as next date of Hearing.
18.01.2013  MTNL has Mandated property consultant DTZ and Feedback Infrastructure services to help its moneties its 0.78 million sq. ft. of built up office space in Delhi and Mumbai. A news from Economic Times. Please click here for link to the news.
17.01.2013   Another land mark of MTNL for Land Line users. MTNL launches voice and video on broad band services today in Delhi and Mumbai.
17.01.2013   MTNL Delhi Unit issued a list of 18 AOs/Sr. A.O. (Fin)  for Looking after arrangement in the cadre of CAO.  The list also contains 4 CAOs who have been transferred from their present posting. Please see the copy of letter on Delhi Bulletin.
16.01.2013  MTNL  Delhi unit issued a letter for calling CR of probable 78 eligible Executives in response to the letter issued by corporate office on 04-01-2013 for Ad hoc promotion to the cadre of  DGM(Telecom) ; who have compeleted three and half year of service till 31-12-2012 in the substantive grade of Sr. Manager (Telecom). Please see the copy of letter on Delhi Bulletin.
16.01.2013    Telecom Depptt. seeks Rs. 20,000- crores bailout for BSNL and MTNL. A news from Business Line dated 14-01-2013 . Please click here for news link.
14.01.2013   Govt sends Rs 23K Cr demand to telcos for excess spectrum.  Click for media news.
14.01.2013  DPE issued order/clarification regarding scales of pay and grades of executives at below Board level in CPSEs on dated 24th Dec’2012. Click Here for copy of the letter.
09.01.2013  The IDA rate is due to revised wef Jan-2013 from existing 67.3% to 71.5%.  Please see the copy of letter from DPE.
09.01.2013  As a result of to continuous efforts  with administration , MTNL corporate office issued a letter to MTNL Delhi and Mumabi units for calling of screening & latest Disc./Vig. report of approximate 65 eligible regular AO  for DPC for the promotion to  about 28 posts of CAO on regular basis.  Please Click here for copy of letter.
09.01.2013

 The Leaders of Joint forum of BSNL & MTNL Union and Associations met with Additional Secy. DOT to discuss the issues pending for both PSUs. The discussion was focused on the following issues

(a) Delay in implementation of DPE OM dated 2nd April,2009 on 78.2% IDA pay fixation case: We expressed our serious concern against delay in issuance of Presidential Directives from DOT on 78.2% IDA pay fixation for BSNL employees as recommended by BSNL Board. AST mentioned that matter is in progress and assured an early decision.

(b) Refund of BWA Spectrum charges to BSNL/MTNL: AST informed that matter is in active consideration of Govt. However, Rs. 1500 Crores payment in lieu of Rural Service being provided by BSNL has been ordered.

(c) 4.4% Additional 2G Spectrum charges from BSNL/MTNL: We requested that 4.4% additional charges of 2G Spectrum from BSNL/MTNL should be exempted as incumbent service providers and their present poor financial condition. AST mentioned that Ministry is preparing a Cabinet Note on this issue to provide relief to BSNL/MTNL shortly.

(d) Payment of Pension to MTNL employees from Govt. fund as the case of BSNL: We requested that MTNL employees should also be paid pension under Rule-37A from Govt. fund as being paid to BSNL employees. AST mentioned that Govt. has taken a decision to form a Pension Trust in MTNL shortly. Jt. Forum opposed against formation of Trust as such it will not be viable. AST noted the feelings of MTNL employees. Detailed discussion took place on this issue. Please click here for the details of discussions.

(e) Non-filling up of the vacant DGMs/DEs/SDEs posts in BSNL: We expressed our serious concern against non-filling up of vacant 600 DGM posts, 3000 DEs posts and about 3000 SDEs posts in BSNL on the pretext of Court cases, whereas there is no stay order pending against holding of CPCs. AST mentioned that DOT has already asked BSNL Management to put up the matter in the next BSNLBoard Meeting.

(f) Posting of absorbed Grp-‘A’ executives in BSNL’s / MTNL’s HR functions: We requested for posting of absorbed Group -‘A’ level executives in BSNL’s/MTNL’s HR functional posts to safeguard the interest of their employees etc.

09.01.2013  Com. A.K. Kaushik, G.S, TEAM wrote letter to CMD, MTNL requesting to him to withdraw the order for reducing Executive Engineer (Civil) Post which will hammer the career progression of SDE(Civil) who have already reached E5-E6 Grade. Click here for the Copy of letter.08.01.2013 Leaders of the Joint Forum of BSNL and MTNL unions and Associations met the Additional Secretary, DoT and discussed issues connected with the viability of BSNL and MTNL, as well as important issues connected with the employees of BSNL and MTNL. It included immediate payment of Rs.1500 crore compensation to BSNL from USO fund, exemption of BSNL and MTNL from the one time payment for the additional 2G spectrum, enhancement of minimum pension from Rs.3500 to Rs.3880, settlement of pension anomaly, payment of Govt. pension to MTNL employees, etc.
 08.01.2013  Conciliation Proceedings at Delhi was attended by Joint Forum of Unions & Associations of BSNL & MTNL today. Clikc here for the Minutes of CLC meeting held today at Delhi.
08.01.2013  Leaders of the Joint Forum of BSNL and MTNL unions and Associations met the Additional Secretary, DoT and discussed issues connected with the viability of BSNL and MTNL, as well as important issues connected with the employees of BSNL and MTNL. It included immediate payment of Rs.1500 crore compensation to BSNL from USO fund, exemption of BSNL and MTNL from the one time payment for the additional 2G spectrum, enhancement of minimum pension from Rs.3500 to Rs.3880, settlement of pension anomaly, payment of Govt. pension to MTNL employees, etc.
 07.01.2013  Condolence: Veteran Trade Union leader Shri. O.P. Gupta passed away on 6.1.2013. His body was cremated today. TEAM deeply bereaved over demise of Com. O.P. Gupta, former Secretary General of NFTE and leader of the P&T Trade Union movement, who passed away on 6th January,2013. On behalf of TEAM, Com. Bagchi, Founder General Secretary and Com. V.P. Bhardwaj, Joint General Secretary attended the Funeral at 12.00 Noon on 07-01-2013. TEAM prays for the departed soul and extends its heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family. Click here for the full obituary on Late. O.P.Gupta.
07.01.2013  Delisting of MTNL’s American Depository Shares (ADSs) from New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Click here for the Media News.
04.01.2013 The state-owned BSNL & MTNL are supposed to pay Rs 9,983 crore against extra spectrum held by them but this may be adjusted against other payments. Click here for the media report.
04.01.2013  Due to persistent efforts of TEAM demanding regular promotions to DGM’s, MTNL management called CR Screening Report and Vigilance Clearance for promotion to the Grade of DGM(Telecom/Finance/Civil /Electrical) on adhoc basis with relaxed service conditions. This is due to the result of various meetings TEAM had with MTNL Management and follow up through letters written in this regard on various dates which are available in this website. Click here for the official circular calling CRs for DGM(Telecom) and DGM(Finance/Civil/Electrical). Similar is the case with letter calling for regular promotion in the grade of SDE(T) /DM(Telecom) too. Click here for the letter calling for screening report for regular promotion in the grade of SDE/DM(T). TEAM is also pursuing with MTNL management for regular DPC in the grade of CAO(Fin). Letter calling for screening report for regular CAO promotion is expected in a day or two. Visit this site for regular update on what is happening and to know the efforts of TEAM.
01.01.2013  United Forum of MTNL, Mumbai and Joint Forum of MTNL, Delhi wrote letters to Secretary, DoT opposing move of the DoT in forming the Pension Trust. Click here for the copy of letter written by Delhi to Sec, TC and CDM, MTNL. Click here for letter written by UFOM, Mumbai to Sec, TC and CMD, MTNL.
 01.01.2013  Com. R.A. Rajapure, Convener, United Forum of Non-Executives and Executives of MTNL, Mumbai along with Com. Ravindra Kumar, AGS, TEAM and Shri. R.C. Chauhan today met Shri. Raj Babar, Hon’ble Member of Parliament and presented memorandum explaining the Pension issue and requested him to use his good offices for early settlement of Pension from DoT/Government in line with BSNL retirees. After brief discussion he also consented to our demand and assured us that he will take up the matter through parliament members. He requested us to meet him with detailed notes on the issue after 20th Jan, 2013.