News July to Dec 2013

 31.12.2013

                                   TEAM Wishes  you and your family

A very happy and prosperous

New Year-2014

“May the new year
Bring these wishes to all of you
Warmth of love, comfort of home
Joy for your children,
Company and support of family n friends
A caring heart that accepts
N treats all human beings equally
Enrichment of knowledge n
Richness of diversity” 

   
30.12.2013

It is for information to all Circle Executive Members , Div.Secy., Area Secy., Circle office bearers and CHQ  Office bearers present in Delhi that CEC of TEAM Delhi Circle is scheduled on 04-01-2014 at 10.00 hrs. in room no.756, Kidwai Bhawan to discuss the following agenda:

1)     Latest Development of pension case of MTNL employees.

2)    Regular Promotion in all cadres of all streams.

3)    78.2% IDA neutralization with Basic on 01-01-2007.

4)    Immediate Payment of the retirement terminal benefits to all the retirees.

5)    Organisational Matters.

All office bearers are requested to present positively well In time.

A)Circle Secy. Issued a notice for  CEC . Please click here for copy of Notice.

B)Circle Secy. Wrote a letter to GM(Admn) for Sp. CL  for attending CEC for all eligible executives. Please Click here for copy of the letter.

   
26.12.2013

Congratulation !                       Congratulation!!                     Congratulation!!! 

Our long awaited issue of payment of pension to MTNL employees by the Government has been approved by cabinet held today i.e. on 26/12/2013. We express sincere thanks to Bhai Jagtap MLC. Maharashatra State, Chairman United Forum of MTNL Union & Association and Patron of TEAM. Sh. Bhai Jagtap not only played a key role but also acted as a driving force in resolving our long awaited Pension issue.

We also express our sincere thanks to Sh. Kapil Sibal Hon’ble MOC&IT, SH. Milind Deora Hon’ble MOS (C&IT), Sh. Gurudass Kamat, General Secy. AICC & Ex. MOS(C&IT), Dr.(Smt) Kruparani Killi MOS(C&IT),Sh. Prithvi Raj Chauhan Chief Minister of Maharashtra. We also express our sincere thanks to our all comrades, who have contributed to this struggle and turn this long awaited dream in to a reality.
We also express our sinere thanks to our CMD Sh. A.K.Garg, All Board Memebers of MTNL Board , Sh. M.A.Farooqui Chairman Telecom Commision and Secy. DOT and Sh. S.C.Mishra Member Services Telecom Commision.
We also express thanks to all our BSNL comrades for helping in achieving this demand. Particularly we thank to Sh. V.A.N.Nambodri , Com.Prahlad Rai and Com. G.L.Jogi.

Please click here for link to news

   
23.12.2013

FLASH NEWS

It is reliably learnt that the issue of MTNL pension as agreed by GOM has been listed for agenda of ensuing cabinet meeting. Most probably it will be discussed and finalized with positive comments in the cabinet meeting to be held in this week only.

   
20.12.2013

GS writes to CMD for:
1) Holding of review DPC to the grade of Dy. Manager (AO) on regular basis.Please click here for copy of the letter.
2) Holding of regular DPC for year 2014 and finalization of calendar for all posts in various streams. Please click here for copy of letter.

   
 19.12.2013

Our case in Hon’ble CAT to set aside ‘Sr. Manager Recruitment Rule 2008’ came up for hearing on 19 Dec. 2013. The proceeding started with submission of  prayer of  qualified candidates . The Hon’ble court has asked other parties to file counter reply  on next date. The next date of hearing has been fixed for 17 January  2014.

 
 
 19.12.2013

Due to vigorous persuasion of our association for immediate payment of retirement benefits to the retirees, the corporate management is releasing today 25 crores i.e.14 crores for Delhi and 11 crores for Mumbai unit for the payment of gratuity to the retired employees. The corporate management is going to release some more amount on 23-12-2013 for the payment of commutation and leave encashment.

Circle Secy. / Area Secy. Of  Delhi and Mumabi circles are requested to inform  the CHQ for latest situation of payment of retirement benefits to the retirees.

The Corporate Management has also released some amount to meet the GPF Advance requirement to the employees.
Association request all working as well as retired executives to get themselves geared up for the ensuing agitation against the callous attitude of MTNL Management towards the executives.

 
 
 18.12.2013

 In  continuation to our earlier information about the status of pension issue. We have come to know that the issue of payment of pension to MTNL by Government (as in case of BSNL),is likely to be listed in the cabinet meeting to be held in the next week. We have been informed that the cabinet will clear it with positive note.

 
 
18.12.2013

GSM user base increases to 68 crore in November:The GSM subscriber base in the country rose marginally in November to reach 68.80 crore, with 48.67 lakh new users added during the month, industry bodCOAI sated id today.State-run MTNL added 5,933 new users in the repormonth to take its base to 34.52 lakh. A news from Business Standard.Please click here for link to news

   
16.12.2013

 

Applications have been invited from retired officers of DoT/BSNL/MTNL for engagement as Consultants in Bharat Broadband Network Limited as per terms and conditions in the letter as attached. Please click here for copy of letter.
   
13.12.2013

NEWS FROM MEDIA

1) Drop clauses that restrict local gear companies: DoT to BSNL . The telecom department has asked Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) to drop restrictive clauses that could hinder procurement of network gear from Indian suppliers for the Rs 13,000-crore communications network it is building for the armed forces. A news from Economic Times. Please click here for link to news.

2.) Cabinet asks Telecom Ministry to decide fast on CDMA spectrum price :

Union Cabinet is learnt to have asked the Telecom Ministry to decide on reserve price of CDMA spectrum expeditiously, which has been the bone of contention between the Department of Telecom and telecom regulator Trai. In its meeting held on December 9, the Cabinet directed Telecom Ministry “that the reserve price of spectrum in 800 Mhz (CDMA) band be also finalised expeditiously,” sources told PT . A news from Economic times. Please click here for link to news.

   
12.12.2013

ED Delhi Office issued orders for financial up-gradation from E-3 to E4 for 4 telecom executives. Please see the cop of orders on Delhi Bulletin.

   
09.12.2013

Government asks ministries to give preference to BSNL, MTNL services : “Proposing preferential treatment to BSNL and MTNL services in Central Government Ministries/Central Government public sector undertakings and autonomous bodies to enhance the revenues earned by BSNL and MTNL,” Minister of State for Communications and IT Killi Kruparani said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha.  A news from Economic Times. Please click here for link to news.

   
09.12.2013 Today United Forum members of MTNL Mumbai attended the Conciliation Proceedings on the issue of Payment of Pension by the Government to the employees absorbed in MTNL from DoT. Submission by DoT dated 6.12.2013 to the Concilliation Officer and Asst Labour Commissioner (C)-III Mumbai through Controller of ommunication Accounts mention “The Minutes of Meeting held by Group of Ministers are yet to be received. There is no change in the matter.” DoT’s submission further indicate that the status quoted is based on letter dated 27.11.2013 received from Pension Section. Next Date of hearing is scheduled on 24.12.2013.  Click here for copy of DoT Submission to RLC, Mumbai
TEAM is cautiously watching the developments in the Pension issue. We assure that we will take up the matter at appropriate stage and communicate all members through this page.
   
06.12.2013 MTNL has raised Rs.1975 crores via 10 years bond backed by sovereign guarantee of Government Of India.
   
06.12.2013 CONGRATULATION TO ONE AND ALL FOR MAKING MTNL EXCELLENT……………..Office memorandum has been issued by  Ministry of Heavy Industries  and Public Enterprises Department of Public Enterprises issued on 27th Nov-2013 regarding grading of CPSEs  on the basis of their compliance with the guidelines on the corporate governance for Central Public Sector Enterprises  for the year 2012-13. MTNL has been ranked as NAVRATNA status under category A. For Year 2012-13 MTNL has been graded as Excellent. Please see the copy of the memorandum. MTNL status may be seen at S.N. 102
   
05.12.2013 GS wrote a letter to CMD regarding inordinate delay in restoration of services at TY area of MTNL, Delhi unit. He elaborated various procedural delays due to which the services in the said area have not been restored till now and MTNL has suffered a loss of Rs. 12 crores approximately. Association demanded the thorough investigation to fix responsibility/accountability. Please click here for the copy of letter
   
03.12.2013 GS wrote letter to CMD (MTNL) for  In ordinate delay in payment of retirement benefits to the retired executives/employees. Please click here for copy of letter.
   
   
 03.12.2013 Message from General Secretary

 

Comrades,  time  has  come  we  have  to  raise   our  voice  against  the  top management  who  not  at all  interested in providing effective and efficient service to our esteemed customers. This management failed in providing telephone instruments, drop wire, jointing kits, jumper wire which are the basic required items for providing new telephone/broad-band and maintaining the telecom services. The land line network is the only network which provides 80% revenue of the total revenue. We appreciate CMD, BSNL, Who is the real visionary in these two Govt. PSUs i.e. BSNL and MTNL. We are constrained to mention here the approach of MTNL corporate management is totally callous and full of indecisiveness.

We therefore, call upon all the executives, let us stand untidily against this callous and indecisive MTNL corporate management. Friends, as they use to say that they are the “Flying Birds” (due to their fixed term) virtually means having no commitment and sincerity towards the viability of MTNL.
 In this scenario we the executives and the members of TEAM have to accept this challenge and ensure that we will not allow these vested corporate management to play with the future of employees/ executives working in MTNL. TEAM also call upon all the retired employees as well as executives to fight against this MTNL corporate management who has utterly failed in making timely payment of GPF, Gratuity, Leave encashment, Commutation pension amount to the retired employees. 

Let us work together, struggle together to save the future of employees as well as MTNL.

   
02.12.2013 GS wrote letter to :1)  CMD (MTNL) for retention of 3 Sr. Manager (Finance)/C.A.O. at Delhi. Please click here for copy of letter.
2) GM( HR) for Pending HR issues of executives at corporate office. Please click here for copy of letter.
 
 
 03.12.2013  Deputy Chief Labour Commissioner { C }Hq called a meeting of leaders of United Forum of Unions & Association of MTNL and BSNL  for discussing the issue of pension to MTNL employees by Government . Representatives of Unions & Association of BSNL and MTNL were present. But representative from Deptt. Could not attend the meeting and the next date for meeting has been decided on 03-02-2013 at 11 AM.Letter of CLC to Convener of BSNL /MTNL Forum Minutes of CLC Meeting
 
 
 02.12.2013

Our case against LIC for E-2 to E-3 came up for hearing on 02-12-2013 , but Department asked for some more time and hence Hon’ble Court has fixed next date of hearing on 13-02-2014.

 
 
01.12.2013

Joint GM (HR) wrote a letter to DDG(Estt) regarding extension of CGHS benefits to MTNL employees. Wherein MTNL expected an early reply from DOT for initiation of the case at earliest. Please click here for copy of the letter.

   
28.11.2013 Public Enterprise Selection Board recommended Shri. P K PURWAR, Present DIR(FIN) of MTNL for the post of CMD, MTNL during the selection meeting held today. Click here for the copy of the notification as appeared in PESB website.
   
27.11.2013 ED Delhi unit issued a list of 20 executives for calling of CRs for financial up-gradation from E-3 to E-4. Please see the copy of letter on Delhi bulletin.
   
25.11.2013 A. K. Kaushik, GS alongwith Rajeeb Kumar, AGS met CMD on 25-11-2013 to discuss the various issues including status of pension , refund of BWA spectrum charges, HR issues and the present situation of maintenance of MTNL services. CMD informed that the cabinet note on pension issue has already been sent to cabinet for consideration. CMD informed that the pension issue may come for discussion in the cabinet in the 2ND week of Dec 2013, i.e. after the completion of electoral process in 5 states including Delhi. According to CMD the case for refund of BWA Spectrum charges to MTNL/BSNL may take some more time due to various reasons and concerns of various nodal ministries. CMD categorically told that the prevailing condition of MTNL will improve to the tune of 50% if issue of pension and BWA spectrum refund gets settled. We also discussed the HR issues viz. Holding of DPCs to fill up all the vacant posts in various cadres in all the disciplines. The issue of child care leave and the immediate release of all pensionary benefits to the retirees and payment of interest over the pending pensionary benefits. We also informed CMD about the uncalled for and in-ordinate delay in payment of GPF to the working as well as retired employees. CMD informed that he will look into the matter. We told CMD very clearly that we shall not remain as silent on-lookers any more and our association will not hesitate to take all course of action i.e. organisational as well as legal in this matter.
   
25.11.2013 Dr.Killi Kruparani  Hon’ble Minister of State for Communication and Information & technology confirmed   to Dr. Bali Ram Hon’ble member of Parliament (Lok Sabha)  while writing a D.O. Letter to him regarding  active consideration of pension to MTNL Employees from Govt.   Please click here to see the copy of his D.O .Letter.
   
25.11.2013 MTNL re-orienting workforce to earn Rs 500 cr additional revenue this fiscal: State-run telecom firm MTNL is remodelling its workforce to make them sales, marketing and customer care driven as part of efforts to generate additional revenue of Rs 500 crore this fiscal.  “We are re-orienting our workforce from operation management driven to sales, marketing and customer care driven. The company has chalked out an agenda so that we generate additional revenue of Rs 500 crore from services and existing resources,” MTNL Chairman and Managing Director A.K. Garg told PTI. Customer care driven as part of efforts to generate additional revenue of Rs 500 crore this fiscal. A news from Business Line. Please click here for link to news.
   
23.11.2013 Yesterday on 22-11-2013 CS TEAM Delhi Com. Ram Gopal along with some executives from Different units of Delhi unit handed over a cheque of Rs. Five Lakh Fifty One Thousands (Rs. 5,51,000/-) only to Smt. Manisha Sharma ( widow of Late Sh. U.D.Sharma). We are in deep pain and have wet eyes while doing so. We know this small amount is nothing in the current scenario but whatever best was possible, has been done. TEAM extends whole hearted gratitude for one and all, who so ever have extended their best possible help for this noble cause. We shall be ever grateful to each of you for your this kindness. 
   
22.11.2013
A. K. Kaushik, GS alongwith Rajeeb Kumar, AGS met Dir(HR), GM(HR) and DGM(Pers) on 21-11-2013 to discuss various HR issues. Director (HR) informed us that the issues relating to DPCs for various cadre in various discipline are being actively persued by HR cell. Director(HR) assured that all the vacant posts in various cadre will be regularised. He further informed that individual HR grievances and the clarifications sought by Delhi and Mumbai on various HR matters will be expedited and resolved shortly. Director(HR) has also informed that our representation on CGHS facility to the absorbed DOT employees in MTNL has been favourably recommended to the concerned department and it is in the same line as our association has demanded. In the meeting with GM(HR) and DGM(Pers) we discussed the issue of 1966 posts. He assured that he will get the issue expedited and resolve it soon . We have also given some more inputs to GM(HR). After discussion with GM(HR) we are hopeful that this issue will be resolved in accordance to our expectation. The other issues viz. Seniority case of JAOs, retention of 3 CAOs transferred to Mumbai on promotion, one additional increment in case of promotion to the post of Sr.AO/Sr.SDE and DE/CAO was also discussed in detail. The total response of GM(HR) was positive.
   
 21.11.2013  GS Sh. A.K.Kaushik along with JGS Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj, CP Delhi Sh. K.R.Yadav and CS Sh. Ram Gopal met with ED Delhi Unit on 20-11-2013 to discuss the following points.1) Delay in reliving AOs promoted as CAO: We raised this issue and expressed the frustration of promoted CAOs who are forced to work as AOs even after their long awaited promotion.ED explained that he is aware of the situation but as on date there are only 2 or 3 cases are pending and even for them he will pursue them with Area GMs. 2) Delay in issuing NOC for Pass port/visa/acquisition of movable & Immovable property etc.: We categorically placed some examples wherein the delay was there for such NOCs ED expressed regret over the delay on quoted cases and promised that such cases will expedited. He explained that the condition has been brought to normality after taking his charge as ED. 3) Provision of Officiating instead of LA: We strongly opposed to LA arrangement and demanded that Officiating must be given instead of LA. ED told that in this case decision was taken by MTNL board so he is helpless. Even then he will reopen the case and if there is any possibility to review the decision he will send his recommendation to corporate office. 4) Posting of executives on sensitive posts: We pointed out that before executing these postings shortage of executives may also be considered in Areas. ED replied that he is also of the same view and considering that the implementation of this policy may be done at Area GM Level. 5) Delay in maintenance of services due to shortage of materials/stored items: We explained about the worsening condition of network due to shortage of materials/stored items. We quoted various  examples of different areas. ED agreed that there was shortage of various material/stored items . But as on now there is no such shortage. Even if any particular material /store item is short then the specific case may be brought to his notice. 6) Late Payment of GPF/Retirement benefits: We expressed our anger over delay in payment of GPF / Retirement benefits to the retirees of MTNL. ED was very much of the view that these cases may be delt with priority and this type of payment should be 1st concern of MTNL but at the same time he showed his inability for resolving the matter. He assured us that as in past he had forcibly requested Corporate office for earliest disposal of such cases, he will raise this issue in future too.
   
21.11.2013 Our case in Hon’ble CAT to set aside ‘Sr. Manager Recruitment Rule 2008’ came up for hearing on 20 November 2013. The proceeding started with hearing on the application of candidates qualified written examination for being third party to the case. After deliberating on the matter permission was granted by Hon’ble Court and they have been asked to file their petition before court.Secondly advocate appeared from DOT side argued for escaping from the matter. She placed the view before court that as PSU has framed the rules and regulation at its own so DOT can not be party to the case. But Hon’ble court did not agree to this argument and the request of advocate from DOT was dismissed.The next date of hearing has been fixed for 19 December 2013.
 
20.11.2013 Corporate office issued clarification to letter of MTNL Mumbai unit regardinga) Orders for JTOs (civil) with 1st ACP treating them at par with SDE(Civil) already benefited under ACP scheme before absorption to MTNL. Please click here for copy of order.b) Regulation of pay scale of JE (Civil) whose 1st ACP under Govt. scheme became due after absorption in MTNL but before 01-10-2004. Please click here for the copy of order.
   
20.11.2013 Corporate office issued transfer order for 4 executives ( one Manager and three DGM) . Please click here for copy of order
   
19.11.2013 Only MTNL, BSNL phones likely for govt officials, public sector executives: Babus and public sector executives may have to surrender phones and broadband connections from private operators such as Airtel and Vodafone and shift to the networks of state-owned MTNL and BSNL as part of the government’s plan to improve the finances of the two PSUs. A news from Times of India . Please click here for link to news. Click here for the news in PDF format.
   
18.11.2013 GS Sh. A.K.Kaushik along with AGS Sh. Rajeeb Kumar met with GM(HR) on 16-11-2013 for knowing the progress of various pending HR issues. Main point of the discussion were:1)Seniority cases of SDEs (1966 post) promoted in 1998: GM (HR) told that the concerned file has been received from Legal section and for further work he will take initiative shortly.2) Seniority case of JAOS: GM (HR ) replied that the case is already in active consideration and hopefully will be settled soon.Regarding rest of the pending cases he requested GS to meet once again as he was in hurry to move to some scheduled meeting.
   
14-11-2013 News from Media:1)MTNL upgrades broadband speed to up to 1 Mbps in Mumbai: A news from Economic Times .Please click here for link to news. 2) BSNL, MTNL to better enterprise services : A news from Economic Times.Please click here for link to news. 3) MTNL’s Q2 loss narrows to Rs 947 crore: A news from Economic Times. Please click here for link to news.
   
14.11.2013 CS TEAM Delhi Sh. Ram Gopal and CP TEAM Delhi Sh. K.R.Yadav along with Area representatives and other office bearers from CHQ & Circle met with Sh. Raghvendra Gupta GM (South) Delhi on 13-11-2013 to discuss various issues related to executives of South Area. Please read detail news on Delhi Bulletin.
   
13.11.2013 Com. A K Kaushik, GS along Com. G N Haragaball, Circle President, Com. J S Yadav, Circle Secretary, Com. R S Nair, AGS, Com. Ravindra Kumar, AGS, Com. M G Prem kumar, ACS, Com. K R More VP, Com. K K Reddy, ACS and Com. S S Jagtap, ACS met GM(A), MTNL, Mumbai and had detailed discussion regarding E2 to E3 promotion after 4 years, proper implementation of restructuring scheme of Stenographers, giving executive status to stenos who have been promoted to E2 and issues of Hindi Officers etc. GM(A) was very positive and assured to settle the issues on priority.
   
13.11.2013 Com P.C.Saraswat, Advisor, CHQ along with Com. Jai Singh President (WS) Unit, Com. Laxman Singh, OS WS and Com. Mahender Singh met GM(Fin) to discuss local issues of WS unit. Details available in Delhi Bulletin.
   
12.11.2013

Open session on the occasion of 4th AIC of AIBSNLEA was held at Nashik on 11-11-2013. The function was organised in a very beautiful venue ‘ SAPKAL KNOWELDGE HUB’ near to Trimbkeshwar temple. The important guest gathered to grace the occasion were Sh. R.A.Upadhya CMD BSNL, Dir. Fin. Sh. Pillai , Dir. CFA Sh. N.K.Gupta and General secretaries of various Associations/ Unions  of BSNL and MTNL.

GS Sh. A.K.Kaushik along with a delegation of 9 office bearers of TEAM Mumbai and TEAM Delhi attended the function.

CMD BSNL while addressing the session underlined and appreciated the role of Unions and Associations of BSNL and MTNL for a major break through of getting resolved  the long pending financial issues of MTNL and BSNL by GOM. He stressed upon the need for revival of our basic network i.e. Land Line and Broad Band connections.

GS Sh. A.K.kaushik addressed the session and appreciated role of unions and associations of BSNL in the major break through in resolving the pension issue of MTNL employees at par with BSNL. He further expressed heartiest gratitude to CMD, BSNL in his key role for getting the pension issue resolved and requested him to take initiatives for possibilities of merger of BSNL & MTNL. Click here for the photos.  Click here for the Photo Album by AIBSNLEA.  Click Here for the Video Clipping of Shri. R.K. Upadhyay, CMD at the AIC.

   
08.11.2013 Open session of RTOWA Mumbai was held on 08-11-2013 at Chabil Das Hall, Dadar(W), Mumbai. GS, Sh.A.K.Kaushik Along with CP Mumbai Sh. Harakbal, CS Mumbai Sh. J.S.Yadav and other office bearers of TEAM Mumbai attended the session wherein Sh. A.K.Kaushik was felicitated by huge gathering. Please click here for photos of the session.
   
02-11-2013

HAPPY DIPAWALI TEAM WISHES A VERY HAPPY AND PROSPEROS DIPAWALI TO ALL OF YOU MAY GOD BLESS EACH OF YOU WITH HIS KINDNESS

   
02-11-2013 GS wrote a letter to CMD regrading in-ordinate delay in payment of DCRG benefits to the retirees, i.e. GPF, Leave Encashment, Gratuity, Commutation. Please click here for the copy of letter.
   
01-11-2013 GS wrote a letter to CMD for settlement of  long pending HR issues and requested an urgent meeting to discuss them. Please click here for copy of letter
 
31-10-2013 MTNL Delhi issued a list of 27 telecom executives for LA promotion to the post of DE/Sr. SDE. Please see the copy of order on Delhi Bulletin.
 
28.10.2013

:::GOOD NEWS:::

Today during his visit to K.L.Bhawan on the occasion of Vigilance awareness week ,CMD MTNL, Sh. A.K.Garg addressed an official gathering. Where in he talked about many aspect and benefit of this type of activities. Further more he assured that the Financial matters mainly of 1) Pension of MTNL employees at par with BSNL 2) Return of Broad Band Spectrum fee, are expected to be resolved by the end of this month. He stressed upon the fact the these type of helps are single time . Whereas for survival of the company we have to stand on our own by improving the quality of services being provided to our esteemed subscribers and in turn increasing the operative profit of our company . He requested one and all to stand united and to work sincerely with full devotion for our company.

   
24-10-2013  Com. A.K.Kaushik, GS, TEAM along with Com. N.L.Thangaraj, President, CS, CP, Com. R.R. Mishra, Jt GS, Com K R More, CHQ VP, Shri. R.S.Nair, AGS and Com K.R. Reddy, ACS met Shri. Piyush Agrawal, ED, Mumbai on 23.10.2013. The following were discussed. (1) Implementation of Financial upgradation from E-2 to E-3 on completion of 4 years as per CO order dt 19-3-2010 without any tinkering. ED agreed to revise the upgradation orders from 5 years to 4 years, if the minimum of new E-3 scale (not pre revised) is crossed on completion of 4 years. For this purpose, Past cases ordered after 1-1-07 to be revised, a special report will be called before 30th November 2013. For new cases, DPC process shall be initiated immediately. Due to TEAM’s efforts, E-2 to E-3 promotion as per corporate office orders are getting implemented as against the wishes of people who are opposed to it. (2) Stenographers restructuring & Promotion Policy: GS handed over a detailed letter signed by him & explained how the C.O. orders have not been implemented properly in Mumbai. For this, ED assured to have a thorough review after joining of Shri. P. K. Adhikari, GM (A) & rectify the position. We will pursue the issue once GM (A) resumes duty. Please click here to see the copy of letter
   
24.10.2013  MTNL issued a letter for calling of CR for financial up-gradation from E-3 to E-4 for 54 Executives (telecom).Please see the copy of letter on Delhi Bulletin.
   
24.10.2013  MTNL Delhi unit issued a letter to call for CRs of 31 executives for Looking after arrangement for the post of DE/Sr. Manager. Please see the detail list on Delhi Bulletin.
   
24.10.2013 Our case in Principal CAT New Delhi against the LICE for JTO/AM (T) E-2 to SDE/DM (T) E-3 came on hearing on 23-10-2013 . The advocate from Department could not appear on the date (He did not appear on 26-08-2013 too) . Hon’ble Court has fixed next date of hearing for 02-12-2013
   
22.10.2013 AGS Sh. Rajeeb Kumar met with Jt. GM (HR) on 21-10-2013 to know the latest position of various points.

1) Revision of seniority of SDEs promoted in 1998 : Jt. GM( HR) replied that he file has been sent to Finance section for clearance of financial implication .

2) Re-fixation of Seniority of JAOs: Jt. GM (HR) replied that the case is in active consideration.

 
21.10.2013 Com. A.K.Kaushik GS, TEAM along with large number of TEAM members attended day long dharna organised by United Forum of Associations & Unions in front of Telephone House. Dharna was addressed by Shri. Bhai Jagtap, President of MTNL Workers’ Union, Mumbai & Chairman of United Forum of Unions & Associations of MTNL, Delhi among others. A Memorandum addressed to Shri. Kapil Sibal ji , Hon’ble MoC was presented to ED Mumbai. Please click here for Photos during the occasion.
   
19-10-2013 CS Sh. Ram Gopal along with AGS Sh.S.P.S.Yadav , AGS Sh. Rajeeb Kumar, OS Sh. K.C.Vats , FS Sh. Ajay Kumar and other circle office bearers met GM (TY) to on 15-10-2013 and 18-10-2013 to discuss the various area issues . Please read the details on Delhi Bulletin.


18-10-2013 GS Sh. A.K.Kaushik along with AGS Sh. Rajeeb Kumar met with GM (HR) on 17-10-2013 to discuss the following points.1) Revision of seniority of SDEs promoted in 1998 ( case of 1966 posts).2) Re-fixation of seniority of JAOs.3) Provision of one increment on regular promotion.4) Case of review DPC. GM (HR) replied that all these points are in active consideration and for results we have to wait for some more time.


18.10.2013 1) BSNL, MTNL must invest in R&D, says security agency : The National Security Council Secretariat wants to make it mandatory for BSNL and MTNL to invest in R&D to cut dependence on imports and also develop a vibrant telecom products ecosystem in the country. The NSCS is India’s apex security agency that looks into the country’s political , economic, energy and strategic security concerns. “Telecom research efforts in India are sub-optimal and it could be considered whether expenditure on R&D could be made mandatory and eligible for tax benefits, which would be particularly relevant for public sector entities like BSNL and MTNL,” says the NSCS in a confidential note seen by ET. A news from Economic times. Please click here for link to news.

2) MTNL to invest Rs 400 cr to increase 3G speed 6-fold: “We have floated tender for enhancing 2G and 3G coverage in National Capital Region. Under this project, we are working to enhance maximum speed of 3G Internet by six times. The total project is estimated to cost us Rs 400 crore,” MTNL Chairman and Managing Director A K Garg told PTI. A news from Business Standard. Please click here to for link to news.



14-10-2013 Photos of retirement function of Com.A.K.Kaushik GS TEAM held on 03-10-2013 uploaded in Google pages. To view Photos Click here. .


14-10-2013 Hon’ble Minister of Communication and IT Sh. Kapil Sibal and Hon’ble Minister of Health and Family welfare Sh. Ghulam Nabi Azad wrote acknowledgment letter to Hon’ble MP of Lok Sabha Sh. Bhakta Charan Das on the issue of extension of CGHS facility to MTNL absorbees. Please click here for letter by Sh. Sibal and by Sh. Ghulam Nabi Azad.

 


 
10-10-2013 It is to inform all of you that our Retired senior comrade Sh. R. P. Bhardwaj has lost his wife on 02-10-2013. Havan and Shanti Path Shok Sabha is scheduled on 11-10-2013 at 3.30 pm.
   
04-10-2013 Corporate office issued an ad-hoc promotion list of 10 executives for the post of DGM (Telecom). These orders are the part of the earlier order no. MTNL/CO/PERS-II/Ad-hoc Promotion/E-5 to E-6/ 11-12 dated 13-08-2013. Please click here to view the list.

 

   
03-10-2013 FELICITATION PROGRAM

Grand function organised today at CTO dormitory to felicitate our visionary leader , Comrade A. K. Kaushik GS TEAM on his superannuation on 30-09-2013. Many Leaders from different organizations viz. Comrade Prahlad Rai GS AIBSNLEA, Com. Sebastian GS SNEA, Com. G. L. Jogi President SNEA, Com. V.K.Tomar GS MEA, Com. S.S.Nanda GS RTOWA, Com. Giriraj Sharma President MTNL Mazdoor Sangh, Com. Mange Ram Shram GS MTNL Staff Union , Com. Suresh Kumar etc. , our all CHQ office bearers , all circle office bearers and the executives from all corner of Delhi attended and graced the occasion. After welcoming the leader every one praised our visionary leader for his commendable contribution during various agitational programs. Thereafter Circle office bearers of Delhi and Mumbai honored him with a Shawl and glorious momento. Please click here to view the Photos. Photos of retirement function of Com.A.K.Kaushik GS TEAM held on 03-10-2013 uploaded in Google pages Also. You may right click here and open in new tap to view Photos from Google pages.



01-10-2013 The IDA w.e.f. 01-October-2013 has been increased by 6.6% i.e up to 85.5. Please click here to view the news.


26-09-2013 One Step Forward………

It is for your information that DOT has prepared Cabinet Note for pension issue and sent to Cabinet for its approval



26-09-2013 ED delhi office issued a letter to call volunteers for the post of DEs/SDEs/JTOs/AMs in GM(EB-I) and GM(EB-II). Please click here to download the letter.


25-09-2013 1) Government announces Seventh Pay Commission for central employees: A news from Times of India. Please click here for link to news

2) CNBC TV18 is also flashing the concerned news. Please click here to read the news.



25-09-2013 MEDIA REPORTS

1)BSNL, MTNL working to offer free roaming for their customers:

A news from Business Standard. Please click here for link to news.

2)Alcatel-Lucent, NSN, Huawei, ZTE in race for 400-cr MTNL deal:Global telecom equipment makers Alcatel-Lucent, Nokia Solutions Networks, Huawei Telecommunications and ZTE have put in bids for supplying gear for Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd.’s much delayed 1.6-million line, over Rs 400-cr GSM network expansion plans, a director of the state-run telecom company said. A news from Economic Times. Please click here for link to news.



24-09-2013  GS along with CHQ office bearers Com. Rajeeb Kumar Com. P.C.Saraswat and Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj met with CMD on 23-09-2013 and discussed following issues in detail.

1) Status of Pension case : It was briefed by CMD that the things are moving in right direction and the case would be resolved shortly.

2) Extension of CGHS facility to MTNL absorbees : We informed CMD that our association has sent several memorandum to DOT for the purpose and now some quarries have been asked by DOT from MTNL which are to be answered . CMD advised us to have meeting with Dir.(HR) for inducing our views in the said letter to be sent to DOT.

3) Pending HR issues: CMD agreed that due to continuous persuasion of Pension and other related issues for GOM , he could not give proper time for pending HR issues. He assured that all the cases will be resolved on priority now.

4) Retention of 3 CAOs posted in Mumbai on promotion: CMD advised us to have meeting with Dir.(Fin) and assured that whenever his intervention is needed for the purpose , he will intervene.

5) Late Payment of GPF and retirement benefit: CMD expressed his deep concern over the issue but at the same time he told that even with positive intention they are not able to pay the amount in time because of shortage of fund. He told that MTNL is pursuing for the reversal of BWA spectrum fee at earliest so as to meet out the expenditures.

6) Retention of LTC facility: We expressed our gratitude for retention of LTC facilty to ITS officers . We demanded that the same facility may kindly be re-extended to all employees/executives of MTNL



23-09-2013 GS along with CHQ office bearers Com. Rajeeb Kumar and Com. P.C.Saraswat met with GM(HR) on 21-09-2013 and discussed following pending HR issues in detail.

1) Re-fixation of seniority of SDEs promoted in 1998 (case of 1966 posts )

2) Seniority fixation in JAO cadre.

3) Case of one increment to the officers on promotion in Sr. SDE/ Sr. AO cadre.

4) Regular regular promotion to executives in all disciplines and filling all the vacant posts regularly.

5) Extension of CGHS facility to the absorbed employees.

6) Provision of Child Care Leave.

All the pending issues were discussed in length with GM(HR) . He listened carefully and assured us that he will take extra effort in getting these issues resolved shortly. He also assured that he will try his level best to increase the motivation level of Executives.



21-09-2013 ED Delhi office issued orders for calling of CR for E-2 to E-3 for finance executives. Please see the copy of orders on Delhi Bulletin.


18-09-2013 Case against E5 Competitive exam has came on board yesterday for hearing. Advocate from MTNL side failed to turn up and submit proper reply. Case adjourned to 20.11.2013.


17-09-2013 ED, Delhi Office issue Looking after arrangement to 13 AOs/Sr. AOs to look after the position of CAOs. Details available in Delhi Bulletin.


16-09-2013 ED Delhi office issued LA promotion orders for 3 Telecom Executives for LA promotion from Sr. Manager to Dy. General Manager. Please see the copy of orders on Delhi bulletin.


13-09-2013 ED Delhi Office issued LA promotion orders for 25 Finance executives. Please see the copy of orders on Delhi Bulletin.


13-09-2013 GoM approved MTNL Pension and returning BWA spectrum fees for BSNL and MTNL – PTI News.

<Click here for PTI news from Zee TV

<Click here for PTI News from Deccon Herald today



12-09-2013 It is being reliably learnt from our reliable sources that GoM meeting held today in the evening has approved the Cabinet Note for making Pension Payment to DoT employees absorbed in MTNL by the Government as in the case of BSNL. It is also decided that Cabinet will approve the pension issue within 15 days and within next 30 days the notification will be issued in this regard for the modalities.

GoM also decided to refund the BWA license fee to MTNL within a month.

GoM also decided to implement Short Term/Long Term revival plan for MTNL within next 45 days and 6 months Respectively.

Further details in this regard will follow….



12-09-2013 Ed Delhi issued a list of 27 executives of telecom for financial up-gradation from E4 to E5. Please see the list on Delhi Bulletin.


12-09-2013 ED Delhi issued endorsement order for the promotion of DGM finance on Ad-hoc basis issued by Corporate office on 13-08-13 for 6 executives. Please see the detail orders on Delhi Bulletin.


07-09-2013 GS along with other office bearers met Sh. Bhakta Charan Dass ,MP (Lok Sabha) for extension of CGHS facility to absorbees of MTNL. Hn’ble MP wrote DO letters along with letter of GS to:

1) Hon,ble Minister of Communication & IT Sh. Kapil Sibal ji for his kind intervention . <Please click here for copy of letter.

2) Hon,ble Minister of Health & Family Welfare Sh. Ghulam Nabi Azad ji for looking into the matter. <Please click here for copy of the letter.



04.09.2013 GS writes to CMD for retention of 3 CAOs posted to Mumbai Unit on regular promotion. Please click here for copy of letter.
   
04.09.2013 GS writes to Sh.Bhakta Charan Dass, MP (Lok Sabha) for extension of CGHS facility to MTNL absorbees. Please click here for the copy of letter.
   
04-09-2013 MTNL Corporate Office issued provisional seniority list of GM (Civil), DGM (Civil) , Sr. Manager (Civil) and SDE (Civil) for in MTNL. Please click here for the letter.
   
04-09-2013 MTNL chalks out roadmap to become profitable by 2017-18:Loss-making state-run telecom firm MTNL has prepared a detailed roadmap, which suggests lowering of debt burden and annual investment of Rs 500 crore among other things, to make the company profitable by 2017-18. A news from Economic Times. Please click here for the link to news.
   
03.09.2013 Com. J.S.Yadav, CS, TEAM, Mumbai along with United Forum members Com. Kishor Kedar and Shri. S.P.Pandey of Workers Union, Com. Sankpal from SC/ST Union and Shri. B.R.Pandey member, TEAM met Hon’ble Shri. Gurudas Kamat Ji in his office at Andheri on 31.8.2013 and offered bouquet and felicitated him for his whole hearted and active support in materializing our pension issue settled which was closed by DoT. Shri. Gurudas Kamat affirmed his continued support at all times of need. Click here for Photos taken during the occasion.
   
02.09.2013 ED Delhi office issued Looking after arrangement order along with transfer order for 8 (6+2) DGM (Finance) . Please click here to see the copy of orders.
   
31.08.2013 Corporate office issued transfer & posting orders for 6 General Managers of Delhi Unit. ED Delhi office issued an endorsement order today. Please click here for the copy of the letter.
   
29.08.2013

NOTICE

It is for your kind information that CEC meeting of Delhi Circle is scheduled to be held on 30-08-2013 at 14.00 hrs sharp in room no.756 of Kidwai Bhawan ND. The agenda of discussions is as follows:

1) Elaborate discussion on pension issue at par with BSNL.

2)Organisational matters.

3) Any other point with permission of chair.

Therefore all CEC members, Div. Secy., Area Secy. , Circle office bearers and CHQ members present in Delhi are requested to present well in time positively.

   
28.08.2013 28-08-2013 MTNL Corporate office issued a letter to all Unions and Associations of MTNL for clarification in respect to ‘Letter of Consent’ signed by them for resolving pension issue of MTNL employee at par with BSNL. Click here for 1) Letter issued to TEAM & MEA Delhi. 2) Letter issued to TEAM & MEA Mumbai. 3) Letter issued all other unions of Mumbai.
   
28.08.2013 Director HR issued a letter to ED Delhi, Mumbai and CGM wireless services New Delhi with reference to appeal made by CMD MTNL to increase the revenue by Rs. 500 crores this year over the last year. Please click here for the Letter and appeal made by CMD.
   
28.08.2013 Govt to bring parity between pay scales of MTNL, BSNL: The Government has decided to bring parity between the pay scales of employees at Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd with their counterparts in Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. This will be done at the time of next wage revision in 2017. A news from Business Line. Please click here for link to the news.
   
26.08.2013 26-08-2013 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 26-08-2013 . Hon’ble Court has fixed next date of hearing for 23-10-2013.
   
26.08.2013 Today, Dir HR Shri. Sunil Kumar visited Mumbai to obtain the consent letters, agreeing to pay scale parity with BSNL from next pay revision due from 01-01-2017, as per the directives of GoM. Separate letters from TEAM CHQ and TEAM Mumbai were handed over to Dir HR. GS, who is on tour to Mumbai and HQ President signed the consent letter of TEAM CHQ and CS and CP signed on behalf of TEAM, Mumbai.Before handing over the consent letter in the format prepared by the GoM, we raised our apprehensions on the clause which starts with ‘”…… In case MTNL decides to pay pensionery benefits on the basis of pay scales in MTNL………”. Shri. Bhai Jagtap, MLC, President of MTNL Workers Union and Chairman of United Forum of MTNL Unions and Associations, Delhi led the discussion on this apprehension. It was pointed out that MTNL management has chosen to give letter of appeal only to TEAM, MEA and Majority Unions of Delhi and Mumbai, even while asking the letters of consent from all the Unions and Associations. Dir HR admitted the lapse and after discussion, it was agreed that the MTNL management will issue the individual letters of appeal to all the Associations and Unions by Tomorrow, i.e., 27-08-2013 and this will be coordinated by Com. A.K. Kaushik, GS, TEAM. Moreover, Dir (HR) informed that any modification or deviation in the wordings in Consent letter or conditional acceptance may lead to non acceptance by GoM. He also informed that MTNL management will honour the decision of GoM on its liability for the differential part of pension due to higher pay scales of MTNL, vis-a-vis BSNL. Thereafter, Dir HR was requested to brief the members of the United Forum of Unions and Associations of Mumbai. He agreed and clarified the queries raised by the members of all the constituents of United Forum.

After all the issues raised were clarified, Com. A.K. Kaushik appealed to all the Unions and Associations to sign and hand over the Consent letter as per the appeal of MTNL management. Accordingly, the consent letters by all the constituents were signed and handed over to Dir HR. Shri. Shirish Parkar, MLA and President of Sanchar Union of Non Executives was also present at the time of signing the consent letters. We were successful in giving the message of unity of the United Forum to the MTNL management in loud and clear manner.

Subsequently, a brief meeting of United Forum was held, wherein Com. A.K. Kaushik thanked all the constituents of United Forum of Mumbai for their contribution in the struggle for Pension at par with BSNL. He also deliberated other pending issues before the United Forum. Please click here for Copy of Signed Consent Letter by TEAM. After the letter of Consent was given to Dir(HR), TEAM CEC was held and members were briefed about the facts concerning the Letter of Consent. GS also thanked TEAM Members for the achievement and assured to speed up the process.

   
24.08.2013 ED Delhi has endorsed the orders of Corporate office vide letter no. MTNL/CO/Pers-II/Adhoc promotion/E-5 to E6/11-12/666 dated 13-08-2013 for Ad-hoc promotion to the DGM (Telecom) for 25 executives.Please see the copy of orders on Delhi Bulletin.
   
24.08.2013 Draft copy of Letter of Consent MTNL management intent to get the signatures of Association on it on 26.8.2013 at Mumbai is available for members to view.
   
24.08.2013 Right to pension cannot be taken away pending proceedings as per judgment by Apex Court. Click here for the article appeared in Business Line on 20.8.2013.
   
23.08.2013 MTNL could not prove justification for imposing restrictions for peaceful demonstration, dharna etc within premises of MTNL building. Court decided the case in favour of Joint forum. Please click here for the copy of judgment.
   
22.8.2013 In continuation to yesterdays’ discussion of GS with CMD, MTNL, MTNL Corporate Office contacted our GS on Telephone for discussion on GoM Minutes relating to payment of Pension by Govt. of India/DoT to absorbed DoT employees in MTNL and signing of agreement thereof. The GS informed Dir(HR) and Jt.GM(HR) that he is in Mumbai presently. The Management has requested the GS to be remained in Mumbai along with the President so that the said issue could be discussed and agreement can be signed with Asociation on 26.8.2013 as they are coming to Mumbai on 26.8.2013 for this purpose.
   
21.08.2013 Com. A.K.Kaushik, GS, TEAM spoke to CMD, MTNL and enquired about the Minutes of GoM meeting held recently on 1st August, 2013. CMD, MTNL Confirmed receipt of GoM minutes and told that Corporate Management will call for discussion on the issue shortly.
   
17.08.2013 A Prayer Meeting in respect of late Sh. U.D.Sharma is being organised in room no. 756 of Kidwai Bhawan on 19-08-2013 at 02:30 PM . Please click here to see the details.
   
14.8.2013 After the long persuasion of TEAM, the corporate office has issued the promotion to the grade of DGM(T) and DGM(F) on adhoc basis. Click here for the copy of the Order DGM(F) and DGM(T).
   
13.08.2013 MTNL Delhi unit issued lists for financial up gradation from E3 to E4 (Telecom) . The lists contains 35 + 4 executives. Please see the copy of orders on Delhi bulletin.
   
12.08.2013

GRIEF !!! SAD !!! SORROW !!!

U.D.Sharma

(20-06-1965 to 12-08-2013)

Dear Friends we are in Deep pain while we are informing you sudden demise of our young ,sincere, dedicated and devoted comrade Sh. Umesh Dutt Sharma. He worked with full devotion at many offices in MTNL and till recent time he worked as SDE (MM) in corporate office. He was Only 48 years old . Since last few months he was suffering from liver disease. He could not even fulfill his family responsibilities. Each of us with his family members prayed to almighty for his long life But God did not listened any prayer and he left us alone………….

We pray to God that his soul may rest in peace and his family must have courage to face the challenges of life ahead.

We are always with you and you will be in our hearts. But we will miss your lovely laughing face a lot . With wet eyes and sorrow hearts ……..

   
   
12.08.2013 Due to the prolonged persuasion of TEAM, File in respect of DGM Ad-hoc promotion is cleared today by Dir(HR) and CMD. Order is expected to be issued by tomorrow.
   
12.08.2013 When we realize that there is problem, we try to sort out it by the best available solution for that immediately. We try to convince the management/Govt. as per existing laws, relevant papers and through our meetings with them and finally if no one agrees to this logical then we choose the way of struggle with our best TEAM of executives. Team has this spirit and moto to resolve our problems. We even don’t care that after resolving the problems who is claiming the congratulations.

Now TEAM has one more agenda of resolving the problem of Medical policy . GS wrote many letters in this regard in recent past. Those letters have awaken many leaders. Now there is turn of response. Hon’ble Dr. Bali Ram MP Chairman Committee on Absence of Members from Sitting of House has written Letters along with a copy of representation of TEAM to: 1. Sh. Miland Devra ji. Hon’ble State Minister of Telecommunication and IT. Please click here to see the letter. 2. Sh. Kapil Sibal Hon’ble Minister of Telecommunication & IT. He wrote a) an acknowledgement letter to Dr. Bali Ram. Please click here to see the copy of letter. b) Copy to CMD MTNL for examine the matter urgently and put up a draft copy for kind consideration of Hon’ble MOS (C& IT). Please click here for copy of letter. 3. Sh. Ghulam Nabi Azad Hon’ble Minister of Health and Family Welfare. He wrote an acknowledgement letter to Dr. Bali Ram. Please click here to see the copy of letter.

   
12.08.2013 Corporate office MTNL issued a letter for submission of Life Certificate by pensioners in MTNL once in a year.<Please click here for the copy of letter.
   
07.08.2013

FELICITATION OF SHRI BHAI JAGTAP,MLC/MAHARASTRA STATE AND EMINENT TRADE UNIONIST FOR HIS VALUABLE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE RECENT BREAK THROUGH IN MTNL PENSION ISSUE BY T E A M

Shri Bhai Jagtap is an MLC/ Maharastra State and an eminent trade union leader in his own right. He is well known in MTNL, Delhi and Mumbai as a Patron of Team and Chairman of United Forum of MTNL Unions and Associations, Delhi and Mumbai. Bhai Jagtap took keen interest in the matter of MTNL pension issue and played very active leading role in this struggle of MTNL employees and executives. He struck a first significant success in pension issue by way of settling the issue of revision of pension in MTNL on the pattern of BSNL. He steadfastly took up this issue with Shri V Kamath, the then Hon’ble Minister of State (C & IT) in the presence of the then Secretary/DOT and CMD/MTNL and paves the way clear for subsequent issue of the necessary orders.

The struggle of MTNL employees to realize their demand of pension payable by DOT as in BSNL gets considerable impetus when Bhai Jagtap took up this matter and led from the front. Bhai Jagtap contributed significantly to achieve the present break through that came in the form of the reported decision of the Group of Ministers(GoM) under the chairmanship of Shri P.Chidambaram, Hon’ble Minister(F) that MTNL’s pension will be paid by DOT. So as to reciprocate, and to convey gratitude, and our modest way of thankful acknowledgement, TEAM organized a meeting to felicitate Bhai Jagtap. The meeting was held on 07/08/2013 in New Delhi.

Bhai Jagtap was offered flower bouquet, garlanded in a traditional manner. A memento of small but beautiful metal statue of Lord Ganapati was offered to him on behalf of T E A M. Speakers after speakers spoke profusely in the praise of this dynamic trade union leader underlining his contributions in the trade union movements in MTNL and outside. Among the speakers, the prominent were S/ Shri Mange Ram, President United Forum, Delhi, M.K.Bagchi, Convener, United Forum Delhi, A.K.Kaushik, General Secretary, TEAM, V P Bhardwaj, Joint GS/ TEAM, Ram Gopal, Circle Secretary/TEAM, Delhi Circle and S.S.Nanda, General Secretary, RTOWA, Delhi etc.

Shri Bhai Jagtap, in his address, thanked TEAM in particular and MTNL employees in general to honour him in such way. He asserted that he came forward to help because he found the demand of pension as justified and long pending. He feels happy that he could connect himself with the MTNL employees and join their successful struggle. Bhai Jagtap is very candid in his observation about certain prevalent maladies in MTNL trade union arena. He called upon all to launch relentless fight against such maladies. He reiterates his assurance to continue to help MTNL and its employees.

The meeting ended with the vote of thanks by Shri K R Yadav, President, and TEAM/Delhi Circle. 

please click here to view the photos of session

   
07.08.2013 GOOD NEWS FROM PRINT MEDIA………….1) Group of ministers considering debt waiver for BSNL, MTNL: A group of ministers in charge of reviving state-run telecom companies Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam (MTNL) is considering taking over their entire debt and also waive off their license fees and spectrum charges for three financial years, according to an internal telecom department document. A news from Economic Times. Please click here to view the news.2) BSNL, MTNL revival: GoM proposes refund of BWA spectrum fees. The Group of Ministers (GoM) looking into a revival strategy for Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) has proposed three ways for the government to refund the broadband wireless access (BWA) fee to the state-owned telecom operators after they surrender the spectrum. A news from Business Standard. Please click here to view the news.

3) DoT’s swap offer: MTNL/BSNL’s debt for their broadband spectrum. The Department of Telecom has offered to take over the debt of Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd in return for their surrendering broadband spectrum.

While MTNL has a debt of around Rs 8,400 crore, BSNL has taken loans of Rs 2,500 crore.

The DoT has proposed this to the Empowered Group of Ministers so as to save the Government from paying cash immediately to the two public sector undertaking. A news from Business line. Please click here to view the news.

   
03.08.2013 03-08-2013 GS writes to Secretary DOT regarding pay scale parity between MTNL and BSNL employees. Please click here for the copy of letter.
   
02.08.2013 GoM on state-run telcos discuss pension issue of MTNL staff: A Group of Ministers looking at ways to revive state-run telecom companies today discussed about the pension liabilities of MTNL and decided upon the broad contours of the issue. A news from Economic Times. Please click here to view the news.
   
02.08.2013 MTNL gets Rs 623 crore in tax refundIT Dept has issued a refund order to MTNL in the case of MTNL Subscriber Deposit for the Assessment Year 2006-07. A news from Business Standard. Please click here to view the news.
   
01.08.2013 On the Right path………..MTNL Pension Issue as discussed and decided in the meeting of Group of Ministers (GOM) on 01-08-2013 {On the basis of available reports}

The MTNL Pension issue is reportedly discussed in the meeting of GOM held on 01/08/2013. under the chairmanship of Sh. P.Chidambaram Hon’ble minister (Finance). The decisions taken in the meeting are reportedly as follows:

“a) The Pay scale parity between MTNL employees and BSNL employees will be made in the next wage commission expected to be in session in 2017 subject to the condition that MTNL employees agree to such provision.

b) During the intervening period i.e. till pay scale parity done in 2017 ,the pension of the absorbed employees in MTNL will be paid by DOT and the expenditure will be borne both by DOT and MTNL on the basis of (X+I) formula.”

X= Pension liability of MTNL employees as if their pay scale is equal to BSNL employees. This will be borne by DOT.

I= Pension liability accrued on the basis of present difference of pay between MTNL and BSNL employees. It will be borne by MTNL.’

   
31.07.2013 31.07.2013 GS wrote a letter to CMD for re-fixing of seniority of CAOs (E-5) . Please click here for the copy of letter.
   
31.07.2013 After our strong resentments expressed in the meetings with ED and Dir. (HR) for not including the name of eligible executives working in CO&WS units for LA promotions given by Delhi, Corporate office issued clarification for looking after arrangement of DE/Sr. manager without any extra remuneration given by Delhi unit. Please click here for the copy of letter.
   
31.07.2013 Corporate office issued clarification regarding Appointing, Disciplinary, Appellate and Reviewing Authorities under “MTNL Conduct, Discipline and Appeal Rule-1998”. Please click here for viewing the letter.
   
31.07.2013 Corporate office issued regular promotion order to the post of Sr. Manager/DE for 4 left out executives (Telecom). The view of TEAM has been considered for giving their date of promotion w.e.f. 11-04-2013. Please click here for the copy of orders.
   
30.07.2013 TEAM meets Maharashtra CM for Pension Issue: On 30-07-2013, a delegation consisting Com. N.L.Thangaraj, President TEAM HQ, Com. J.S.Yadav, CS, TEAM, Mumbai, Com. G.N.Haragaball, Circle President, TEAM, Mumbai, Com. R.A. Rajapure, Advisor TEAM & President RTOWA, Com. R.S. Kulkarni ACS, Com. Kishor Kedar of MTNL Workers’ Union, Com. Rajpur of MTNL Workers’ Union met Shri. Prithviraj Chavan, Honourable Chief Minister of Maharashtra in his chambers at Vidhan Bhavan. A Memorandum urging pension as in BSNL was submitted to him. The CM assured that he is well aware of the issue as on an earlier occasion, he was instrumental in getting the issue reopened after it was dropped. We requested him to forward our Memorandum to Shri Narayanaswami, MoS in PMO and also a member of GoM for MTNL and BSNL Revival. He assured to do the needful. On this occasion, a cheque for Rs.25,000 from TEAM for Chief Minister’s Relief Fund was presented by CHQ President. Click here for the Photos taken during the meeting at Vidhan Bhavan.
   
30.07.2013 The services being provided in MTNL Delhi are being worsen day by day due to lack of availability of funds for maintaining services and acute shortage of store items. Circle Secretary Delhi Sh. Ram Gopal Expressed deep concern of TEAM over the issue and conveyed it through letter to ED Delhi. Please read the letter on Delhi Bulletin.
   
25.07.2013 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 25-07-2013 . Hon’ble Court has fixed next date of hearing for 26-08-2013
   
25.07.2013 Meeting with Shri V. Narayanasamy at PMOHon’ble Minister of State (PMO & personal, public grievance and pension) who is also an important member of GOM constituted for the revival of MTNL/BSNL . We submitted to him a memorandum on MTNL pension issue. We have communicated to him that for the survival of MTNL it is immediately required that DOT/Govt. of India has to immediately take over the responsibility of payment of pension to the retired DOT employees absorbed in MTNL and it must be on the same pattern as in BSNL. The deputation to Hon’ble MOS was led by Sh.S.K.Kharventhan (Ex. MP) and member of National Backward commission along with representatives of United Forum (Sh. M.K.Bagchi, Sh. A.K.Kaushik, Sh. Mange Ram Sharma & Sh. Rajeeb kumar). Hon’ble Minister accepted the memorandum and given us a patience hearing. He assured to take up the issue in GOM. Please click here to see the copy of memorandum.
   
24.07.2013 Com. N.L.Thangarj, President, TEAM, Com. G.N.Haragabll, President, TEAM, Mumbai, Shri. J.S.yadav, Circle Secretary, TEAM, Mumbai along with Several other members met Director (HR) during his visit to Mumbai on 23.7.2013 and had detailed discussions on various issues.Shri Sunil Kumar, Dir (HR) MTNL was given warm welcome by members of TEAM, Mumbai. Following are the points discussed during the meeting.

1. Extension of Recognition to Executives Associations like in BSNL.

3 2. Implementation of 78.2 % fitment as ordered in DPE Order dated 02-04-2009

3. Comprehensive Promotion Policy – draft submitted by TEAM

4. Conducting departmental Exam and Direct Recruitment in TTA, E-2 level cadres like JTO, JAO etc

5. Effects of retrospective revision of benchmarks for Financial up-gradation & regular promotion

6. Declaration of year wise vacancies and announcing actual vacancies to be considered before each DP

7. Conducting DPC for regular promotion on half yearly basis

8. Implementation of Court Verdict in ‘206’ seniority case.

9. Child Care Leave

10. Arranging Loans through tie-up with Banks as in BSNL.

11. E-2 to E-3 non implementation of CO orders dated 19-03-2010 by Mumbai Unit

12. Allowing additional increment on post based promotions while already drawing that pay scale attached to the post on financial up-gradation.

13. Sanctioned Posts arbitrarily reduced in Senior Management Recruitment Rules 2010

14. Strengthening HR Unit in CO

15. Codification of Rules and making them available on Intranet

16. Putting CO orders and other letters/ circulars on CO intranet link

17. Delay in issue of Strike off orders even in Superannuation Retirement cases

18. STD facility to retired officers – wrongly discontinued in some areas in Mumbai

19. Framing Policy and Rules to be followed for outward deputation

20.Granting Executives status to the stenographers promoted to E-2 Grade.

21. Treating promotion from E-2 to E-3 in the cadre of stenographers/Hindi Officers as their first promotion under EPP in Mumbai.

22. Delegation of powers to Mumbai and Delhi units for:

i) NOC for Passport  

ii) NOC for forwarding application for outside employment   

iii) Sanction of leave for foreign travel

   
24.07.2013 TEAM Meeting with New Director (Finance) Shri. Pravin K Purwar on 03-07-2013 on his visit to MumbaiCHQ President Com. N.L. Thangaraj, Jt. GS Com. R.R. Mishra, CS Com. J.S. Yadav, CP Com Haraghbal, Com.K.R.More CHQ VP, Com.N. Balasubramanian AGS, and Com. Jagtap, ACS met Director (Finance) Shri. Pravin K Purwar on 03-07-2013, when he was in Mumbai. A bouquet was presented to him welcoming him on his first visit to Mumbai. He recollected the TEAM meeting in Delhi in the first week of June. The issues discussed were:

1. GoM Meeting for revival plan on 12-06-2013:

DF informed that from MTNL side, two critical issues of Pension and Refund of BWA Licence Fee were highlighted in GoM meeting.

2. Delay in release GPF Payments:

Though GPF money is managed by the GPF trust, there is a delay of more than 1 ½ months in release of payments. Dir (F) agreed with our sentiments and promised to look into the matter.

3. Non Release of Medical Floater Money:

Dir (F) promised to look into the matter.

4. Funds for Operational Work:

Due to shortage of basic stores like drop wire, PVC wire and non availability of funds for other maintenance work, both provision of new lines and attending faults are affected having direct impact on operational income. For this Dir (Fin) mentioned that management is aware of the same and efforts are being made for making the stores available for all types of operations.

   
23.07.2013 It is reliably learnt that DPC for DGM(F) has been completed on 20-07-2013. Orders in this regards will be issued shortly.
   
23.07.2013 Staff Number not allotted to regular promoted SDEs during 2012 and 2013: We raised this issue of not allotting the Staff number to regular promoted SDEs during 2012 and 2013 during the meeting held with GM(Admn) on 04-07-2013.As promised by GM (Admn) , it is reliably learnt that the staff numbers are to be allotted very shortly.
   
23.07.2013 ED office issued orders for financial up gradation for 16 eligible executives (Accounts) from E3 to E4 and 3 eligible executives (accounts) from E5 to E6. Please see Delhi Bulletin for copy of orders.
   
23.07.2013 GoM on BSNL, MTNL revival to meet on July 30 . A news from Business Line. Please click here for link to the news.
   
20.07.2013 ED office issued orders for financial up gradation for 5 eligible executives from E6 to E7. Please see Delhi Bulletin for copy of orders.
   
19.07.2013 ED Delhi office issued endorsement order for regular AOs and CAOs. Please see the detailed orders on Delhi Bulletin.
   
18.07.2013 Our case in Hon`ble CAT to set aside ‘Sr. Manager Recruitment rules 2008’ came up for hearing on 17 July 2013. Hearing could not be done and Next Date for hearing is 16th August 2013.
   
17.07.2013 GS writes to :- 1) Sh. Kapil Sibal Hon’ble Minister of communication &IT for extension of CGHS facility to MTNL employees. Please click here to see the copy of letter. 2) Sh. Ghulam Nabi Azad Hon’ble Minister of Health and Family welfare for extension of CGHS facility to MTNL Employees. Please click here to see the copy of letter.
   
15.07.2013 Our efforts for extending CGHS facilities to MTNL employees are moving in right direction. In response to our earlier letter to Hon’ble Sh.Ajay Makan General Secy. AICC , he wrote a DO letter to Sh. Kapil Sibal for favorable action. please click here for the copy of letter.
   
12.07.2013 JGS SH. V.P.Bhardwaj along with AGS Sh. Rajeeb kumar and OS Sh. A.K.Kapoor met with Joint GM (HR) on 11-07-2013 to discuss the following points:1) Delay in finalization of gradation list of JAOs:- We expressed our concern that since 2005 the gradation list of JAOs have not been updated resulting non holding of regular DPC for their promotion. We also expressed our view point regarding the criteria of fixation of seniority in the light of available rules and RR on which bases the concerned exams were conducted.JGM (HR) replied that he has received the relevant documents and on the basis these documents concerned section is examining the case. He assured that the issue will be resolved on priority.

2) DPC for DGM (Finance):-We pointed out that the screening and vigilance report from both the units have been received so the DPC must be conducted on priority. We also pointed that the eligible executives have already completed the requisite service of 4 years for regular promotion hence the orders must be for regular post instead of Ad-hoc for Finance as well as for Telecom..

JGM(HR) replied that the date of DPC for DGM(F) is scheduled for 17-07-2013.

3) Re-fixation of Seniority of 1966 post case for the SDEs promoted in 1998: We raised the issue and expressed our deep concern over the unwanted delay in the matter. We again reminded him that the affected executives are due for their next promotion and hence delay in re-fixing the seniority will hamper their chance.

JGM replied that the case has received back from legal section and now has been submitted for consideration.

4) Non Settlement of Floater amount by TPA :- We pointed that there are some cases where TPA is not making the payment of Floater Amount even after the sanctioned have been received from competent authority. we even handed over the specific case of Sh. S.K.Vashishtha AO of WS unit who is suffering from cancer.

He admitted that there are some cases pending related to floater amount and they are expediting the process to resolve these cases.

5) Child care leave:- We expressed our concern over the undue delay in settlement of the case.

He replied that the decision will be taken as soon as information from both the units received.

   
12.07.2013 Area level meeting of K.L.Bhawan held on 11.07-2013 during lunch hour at 6th floor canteen. Meeting was attended by GS, JGS , CS, CP , ACS and some area secretaries along with more than 100 executives of Head Quarter complex. The various points raised by members and those were replied by CHQ & Circle office bearers. Please see the detailed proceedings of meeting on Delhi Bulletin.
   
10.07.2013 It is reliability l09.07.2013 A general body meeting of Karold Bagh Division was held at Karol Bagh Exchange Building during Lunch hour to discuss the various problems of executives of the division and the for various latest developments of HR and other issues at Circle and CHQ level . An office bearer body of division level was nominated in the meeting. Please see the details of the meeting proceedings on Delhi bulletin. It is learnt that DPC for Ad-hoc DGM (telecom) has been completed yesterday i.e. on 09-07-2013. The order in this respect is likely to be issued shortly.DPC for DGM (Finance) is scheduled for 11-07-2013.
   
09.07.2013 CS Sh. Ram Gopal wrote a letter to CGM (WS) for worsening condition of GSM network in all around Delhi. A detailed survey was made by office bearers of TEAM . On the basis of their report ,the said letter indicates for all most all shortcoming of the network. Please see the detailed letter on Delhi Bulletin.
   
09.07.2013 A general body meeting of Karold Bagh Division was held at Karol Bagh Exchange Building during Lunch hour to discuss the various problems of executives of the division and the for various latest developments of HR and other issues at Circle and CHQ level . An office bearer body of division level was nominated in the meeting. Please see the details of the meeting proceedings on Delhi bulletin.
   
08.07.2013 As it was promised to representatives of TEAM during different meetings held on various occasions ; MTNL Corporate office issued Retention orders of AOs Promoted and transferred to Mumbai at Delhi. TEAM made tireless efforts for retention of theses AOs at Delhi. Please click here to view the copy of order.
   
08.07.2013 ED Delhi issued LA order for DE/Sr. Manager (Telecom) for 24 executives. Please see the detailed copy of orders on Delhi bulletin.
   
08.07.2013 GS along with JGS Sh. V.P.Bharadwaj met with GM.(HR) on 06-07-2013 to discuss the following pending issues:-1) Retention of AOs Promoted and transferred to Mumbai at Delhi:- We expressed our deep concern over the deliberated delay in issuing of modified orders for retention of AOs at Delhi who have been promoted and posted in Mumbai .GM(HR) assured that the orders in this regard may be issued probably on Monday.

2) DPC for DGM (Telecom/Finance):- We pointed out that Screening report of both the units have already been received therefore the DPC for these posts may be conducted without further delay.

GM (HR) replied that DPC for DGM (Telecom) is scheduled on 9thJuly2013 whereas the date for DGM (Finance) shall be decided and communicated at earliest.

3) Finalization of gradation list for JAOs : We pointed out that the examination held in 2004 & 2005 was conducted on RR of DOT therefore the seniority of JAOs must be on the basis of marks obtained in Part-2 Examination instead oif marks obtained in training.

GM (HR) listened the issue and argument patiently and requested to deliver the relevant documents in this regard to DGM (HR).

   
08.07.2013 GS along with JGS Sh. V.P.Bharadwaj , AGS Sh. Rajib Kumar , GS Sh. S.P.S Yadav , OS Sh. A.K.Kapoor and CS Sh. Ram Gopal met with Dir.(HR) on 06-07-2013 to discuss the following pending issues:-1) Delay in holding of DPC for DGM (Telecom/Finance) :- We expressed our serious concern regarding delay in holding of DPC for regular/ad-hoc DGM (Telecom/Finance). We pointed out that in month of April 2013 screening report from both the units (Delhi & Mumbai) for DGM (Telecom/Finance) have been received but DPC could not be held till date.Dir. (HR) replied that DPC for DGM( Telecom) has been scheduled for 9th july2013 and for post of DGM (Finance) DPC shall be conducted shortly.

2)LA order for Different post by Delhi Unit: It is viewed seriously that LA order issued for different posts by Delhi Unit does not consist name from WS Unit/ Corporate Office. With this exercise of Delhi unit senior executives working in corporate office/WS unit are being left for LA / Officiating promotion, which creates frustration amongst executives.

Dir.( HR) assured to examine the issue at earliest.

3)Dealy in finalization of gradation list of JAOs:- We raised our concern that since 2005 gradation list of JAOs has not been finalized resulting in delay in holding of regular DPC for eligible executives of finance. We also raised our view point that while finalizing gradation list marks obtained in Part-2 examination should be considered instead of marks obtained in training center as the exam was conducted on DOT RR basis.

Dir.(HR) replied that he has already received our communication in this regard and he also suggested to discuss this matter with GM(HR) also.

4) Retention of AOs Promoted and transferred to Mumbai at Delhi:- We pointed out that 20 posts of AOs are available at Delhi after regular promotion of CAOs and requested to issue modified order at earliest.

Dir.(HR) assured that the matter has already been decided and orders are expected within few days.

5) The case of re fixation of seniority of SDEs promoted in 1998 (1966 posts) :- The matter was raised before him for over delay in this matter. It was pointed out that association has sent several reminders on this matter and had verbal discussion in the meeting many times but still nothing concrete have been done.

Dir.(HR) replied that he has joined the office recently and will look into this matter so as to decide it on priority.

6) Ad-hoc promotion to DEs/CAOs (E-5) against left out vacancies:- We pointed out that regular DPCs for DEs / CAOs have been completed against 50 % only. Balance 50 % post must be filled on Ad-hoc basis as being done in BSNL since long back.

Dir.(HR) assured to look into the matter.

   
06.07.2013 GS wrote a letter to Hob’ble Sh. Ajay Makan General Secretary , AICC for extension of CGHS benefits to MTNL absorbees. Please click here for the copy of letter.
   
05.07.2013 DPE issued order for revised IDA 78.9% w.e.f. 01-07-2013 for Board Level and below Board Level posts. Please click here for copy of letter.
   
04.07.2013 CS Sh. Ram Gopal along with circle and CHQ office bearers met today with GM (Admn) and ED (Delhi) to discuss the various problems . The issue of not including the name of eligible executives of Delhi Units working at WS & Corporate office for LA promotion to the post of DE/DGM was raised before both officers . Please see the details of meetings at Delhi bulletin.
   
04.07.2013 A meeting of office bearers of TEAM Delhi was held with GM (Transmission) on 20-06-2013 for various agenda points. After discussing on all issues the minutes of meeting have been released by GM (T). Please see the copy of minutes on Delhi Bulletin.
   
03.07.2013 a) It is reliably learnt that orders for financial up gradation from E-3 to E-4 for Executives of Finance wing are likely to be issued very shortly.b) The change order of posting for AOs recently promoted and transferred to Mumbai are likely to be issued very shortly. Consistent approach and tireless efforts of TEAM will turn into positive results very soon.
   
03.07.2013 1) Office of ED Delhi issued orders for Look after arrangement for 16 executives (telecom) for the post of DGM . For viewing the list please visit Delhi Bulletin.2) Office of ED Delhi issued order for financial up gradation of 17 + 2 executives (telecom) from E-3 to E-4. For viewing the list please visit Delhi Bulletin.
   
28.06.2013 GS wrote letters to :a) 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 letter.

2) 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.