News Jan to Jun 2015


1) Nokia approaches DoT after MTNL delays delivery of network gear : Nokia Solutions & Networks has sought the telecom department’s intervention following Mahanagar Telephone Nigam’s refusal to buy 2G and 3G network gear nearly 18 months after it had certified the Finnish vendor as the lowest bidder for supplying equipment for its near Rs. 1,139-crore GSM network expansion in Mumbai and Delhi.

Matters have come to a head since MTNLBSE 1.51 % has declined to place purchase orders even after NSN’s Indian arm submitted a Rs. 49.2 crore bank guarante .. A news from Economic Times………

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2)No proposal of delisting: MTNL   State-run MTNLBSE 2.26 % today said there are no plans to delist its shares from the stock exchanges.

“It is stated that as far as MTNL is concerned no such proposal has been under consideration of the board,” MTNL said in a clarification to BSE after its stock price surged on reports of delisting.

The MTNL stock was up 19.88 per cent to Rs 19.90 apiece in the afternoon trade.

Meanwhile Telecom Secretary Rakesh Garg said during an event here that any decision on BSNL .. A news from Economic Times….

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 06.07.2015  Com. V. P. Bhardwaj, JGS along with Com. K. R. Yadav, Circle President Delhi, Com. S. P. S. Yadav, AGS and Com. Rajeeb Kumar, AGS met Sh. N. K. Joshi, GM (HR) on 03-07-2015 to discuss the progress in various long pending issues which were raised in meeting held earlier. The issues discussed are as under:

  1. DPC from JTO to SDE (T): It was informed by GM (HR) that the DPC has been completed and sent for approval to CMD. After approval by CMD promotion order will be issued subsequently.

  2. DPC from AO to CAO: GM (HR) informed that all the formalities for the DPC have been completed and hopefully DPC will be done in next week.

  3. Finalization of gradation list of JAOs: GM (HR) informed that this issue is going to be resolved soon after the completion of the DPC from AO to CAO.

  4. DPC from SDE (T) to DET: GM (HR) informed that the revision of seniority list of SDEs (under rule 206) by the direction of Hon’ble Supreme court is at final stage. After finalization of seniority list this DPC will be held.

  5. Finalization of RR of AM (HR)/AM Legal: GM (HR) informed that corporate office is working in this direction.

 United Forum of unions &Associations of MTNL wrote a letter to Secretary DOT and CMD MTNL regrading payment of pension arrears of revised pension and family pension (at 68.8%) for the retirees who retired prior to 2007 for the period from 01.01.2007 to 30.09.2012.

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 ED Delhi office issued a list of 11 executives(Telecom) for look after promotion from DE to DGM.

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 Corporate office issued a letter to ED Delhi/ Mumbai and CGM(WS) for appointing a co-ordinating officer where ever 50 or more than 50 Landline/GSM subscribers of MTNL are residing in building/society/office premises. These Co-ordinating officers will receive the complaints of subscribers and will co-ordinate with the respective officers of MTNL for rectifying the faults of Landline/GSM/BB services .

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BSNL, MTNL merger decision to be taken in 4-5 months:The decision will be taken after studying the IIM report on it. The decision on merging state-run and will be taken in the next four-five months, Telecom Secretary said on Friday.“BSNL, MTNL decision will be taken in four-five months after studying the IIM report on it,” he said.

Anupam Shrivastava, BSNL chairman-cum-managing director, said MTNL will be delisted before the merger. MTNL stocks rallied 20% intra-day. The stocks were trading 14.46% up at 2.11 p.m in the Bombay Stock Exchange.

MTNL, however, said there is no delisting proposal under consideration of the board. A news from Business Standard…….

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 03.07.2015  1) MTNL rallies as government plans to delist stock before merger with BSNL :Shares of Mahanagar Telephone Nigam LtdBSE 12.65 % (MTNL) rallied as much as 19.87 per cent in intraday trade on Friday on media reports that the government is planning to delist the stock before merging the telecom operator with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.
The telecom department (DoT) in September 2014 had set a cutoff date of July 31, 2015 for concluding the much-discussed merger of struggling state-run telecom companies — BSNL and MTNL. MTNL runs telecom services in Delhi and Mumbai while BSNL offers telecom coverage in the rest of India. BSNL has 61,622 mobile towers, the second largest tower portfolio among all telcos. A sizeable chunk of its tower assets are colocated with landline exchanges to meet business needs. BSNL is also the holder of one of the largest land banks among state-owned firms with properties reckoned to be running into thousands of crores of rupees across 3,500 towns.
Meanwhile, the full mobile number portability (MNP) also comes into effect today. Now, Mobile phone users will be able to retain their numbers when they relocate to any part of the country even if they change operators . A news from Economic Times……Please click here for link to news.2) MTNL surges 20%; to delist before BSNL merger says CMD : Shares of  MTNL  surged 20 percent intraday on Friday as merger plans with BSNL firms up. Anupam Shrivastava, CMD of the state-run telecom company has said that MTNL will be delisted before the merger. He stated that the government is working out to iron out three merger issue including MTNL’s debt position and HR issues. The government has set a cut off date of 31 July for the merger. However, MTNL has said that there is no delisting proposal under consideration of the board. Earlier in March, Minister of Communications and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad had said BSNL and MTNL’s debt stood at Rs 4,459 crore and Rs 14,120 crore respectively. Prasad also said the number of subscribers of the state-run telecom companies declined from 2012 to 2014. MTNL today reported a standalone net loss of Rs. 595.11 crore for the quarter ended March 31, due to sharp rise in expenditure. For the entire 2014-15 fiscal, MTNL posted a net loss of Rs. 2,893.39 crore. In the previous year, the company had clocked a net profit of Rs. 7,825.13 in the previous year.  A news from Money Control…….
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 01.07.2015  It is expected that IDA for CPSU employees may increase by 2.1 %  approximately. As soon as orders will be issued , same will be uploaded.

 Corporate office issued minutes of the meeting of CMD held with unions and association on 19.06.2015 during his visit to Mumbai.

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 ED Delhi office issued order for Financial up-gradation order for 39 finance executives from E5 to E6

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 29.06.2015  Com. Gen. Secy. alongwith Com. V.P.Bhardwaj, Joint Gen. Secretary, Com. P.C. Saraswat, Advisor CHQ , Com. S. P. S. Yadav and Com. Rajeeb Kumar, AGS met CMD on 27.06.2015 at Corporate Office . Detailed discussion held in the meeting for revival plan of MTNL and its implementation for providing better services and to increase the revenue. He told that he is very particular in decision making and if all the officers/executives take lead to implement the decision taken my him , certainly the revenue will increase which in turn will help for the revival of MTNL. CMD also sought opinion/views/suggestion of association to improve the services of Broadband, mobile and lease line so that financial health of MTNL can be improved. From association side some suggestions were given to him in the meeting which are as under :-

  1. All pending HR issues should be redressed immediately. Particularly pending DPCs of executives in each cadre should be cleared immediately so that executives can come out of frustration which is presently at its peak.

CMD has told to Dir (HR)/GM(HR) to take immediate necessary action in this regard.

  1. Minimum basic resources / material should be made available to field executives to carry out the network maintenance work.

CMD has assured to take necessary steps in this regard.

  1. On our suggestion for better communication between management and association, CMD direct the Director (HR) to have a regular interaction with the association so that their feedbacks for improving services as well as for  increasing  revenue , may be utilised.

  2. Prevailing Medical facility i.e. Insurance through TPA in MTNL should be abrogated and the Old medical cashless facility based on CGHS rate through empanelled hospitals should be restored since the existing medical policy is not at all beneficial for the working as well as retired employees.

On our suggestion CMD has directed Dir(HR) / GM(HR)to examine the existing medical policy.

The meeting was concluded with the assurance of association that we will stand by him in the endeavour of revival of MTNL .

 27.06.2015 GS along with JGS Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj, Adviser CHQ Sh. P.C.Sarswat, AGS Sh. S.P.S.Yadav and Sh. Rajib Kumar met with CMD today in morning at his office. GS discussed CMD regarding recently   floated  subject of seeking information about 10 %  Best Officers and 5 % Worst officers. After discussion CMD directed Dir. HR to stop seeking the said information with immediate effect till completion of 100 days target programme launched by him. CMD told that he will take this out put after completion of 100 days.

 GS wrote a letter to CMD regarding immediate initiative for  investigation to nail the culprits behind the scandal of recruitment of E5 (Telecom Executives)

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corporate office issued letter containing the orders for revised reporting pattern for finance executives.

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 1) Corporate office issued the order for Sh. A.K.Srivastva as PGM (D) under ED Delhi.

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2) Corporate office issued letter to Mumbai unit for asking the Staff Justification.

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 Corporate office issued an order for posting of Sh. Sunil Kumar presently working as GM (MM) Corporate office to work as PGM under ED Delhi for improvement of BB services in Delhi in general and specifically in central area of Delhi unit.

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Corporate office issued a letter for extension of Group Health  Insurance Policy  for MTNL working Employees from 10.06.2015 to 09.06.2016.

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Corporate office issued a letter for handing over the O&M of Passive Infrastructure of BTS site to Area GMs.

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 17.06.2015 1) You have enough spectrum, address call drops: Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to telcos . A news from Economic Times……
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2)Unlimited Night Calling Spurs Demand for BSNL’s Forgotten Landlines: The nation-wide unlimited night calls from Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL) landlines since May 1 has spurred interest for its traditional wired telephones.“In the last two months we have seen growth of 30 percent in registration for new connection compared to April 2015,” BSNL GM (Calcutta Telephones) responsible for fixed lines, K C Ghosh said. He said demand for reconnection had also jumped by 20-25 percent during this period. Reconnection lines are existing fixed connections which had been barred outgoing and incoming calls for non-payment of bills. A news from NDTV…….Please click here for link to news.

3) N K Yadav takes charge as MTNL CMD :State-run telecom operator MTNL today said Narendra Kumar Yadav has taken over the charge of Chairman and Managing Director of the company. A news from Economic Times…..

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 An order has been issued by Ministry of External Affairs for issuing ordinary passport to Central Govt. Employees/PSU Employees/ Employees of Autonomous bodies . As per this order now there is no need of  obtaining NOC from their concerned department, this has been replaced by  a letter which is called as PRIOR INTIMATION to the controller authorities……

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TEAM & MEA under the Banner of MTNL Executive Forum & United Forum  has given warm welcome to Sri Narendra Kumar Yadav Member (Services) on his appointment as a CMD MTNL today at Mumbai during his visit. In his brief address he stated that MTNL has Loan of about Rs 16000 Cr, Interest Rs 15000 Cr, operational charges Rs 1000, salary Rs 2500 Cr together with additional loan of Rs 1600 Cr per year.

Following are the extracts from his address:

Revenue generation is only Rs 3400 Cr per year, 80% wire line and 20%  wire less.


20% more Revenue in BB
30% more Revenue in EB
with the help of BSNL


IUC no increase
Copper length 6 kms due to
QOS -poor 
Speed Less


Copper length to be 1 km
RSUs to be increased
Loop length will decrease, No more Copper cable required

1000 BTS  300 nodes


Minimum within 24 hrs
No repeat faluts in BB
Extensive use of IP tester & Mobile App
Proper Mtce of Batteries
Lesser length use of Drop wires
Pvc Twin or Twisted wire may be used


Rs 1000 crores outstanding/due from customers
Bill delivery delay to be reduced. 12 hrs CSC services
On Line payment to be encouraged
Bills to be sent on Emails
Alert SMS to be increased
Daily visit to customers premises for recovery of out standing Bill payment by staff
CDR system introduced for Billing in BSNL at PUNE


Approximately 100 Executives are under the process of Recruitment


More penatration of BB users
Encourage WiFi
Quality of service to be improved
24×7  for BB maintenance through  Exchange , Call centres
Fault Free Maintenance of DSLAMs
Revenue sharing methods

Aggressive Training in BB & Maintaining customers Relationship

Thus the Interaction ended with Vote of Thanks


 ED Delhi office issued a list of financial up-gradation of 23 Finance executives from E3 to E4.

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 AS Mobile services Sh. S.K.Tyagi wrote a letter to GM(BSS) for discussion and solution for the problem of executives  . These problems were raised by executives in the general body meeting of WS unit held on 02.06.2015.

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 GS wrote a welcome letter to CMD Sh. N.K.Yadav on his joining the office. Wherein he appreciated the determination ,positive thinking and visionary attitude of CMD  for growth of MTNL . He further assured CMD for wholeheartedly support for revival of MTNL.

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 GS TEAM along with Adviser CHQ Sh. P.C.Sarswat, JGS Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj, AGS Sh. S.P.S.Yadav, Circle President Sh. K.R.Yadav, Circle Secretary Sh. Ram Gopal , Circle FS Sh. Ajay Kumar and AS BB Sh. Maninder Sareen  welcomed Sh. N.K.Yadav CMD MTNL  on his joining day to MTNL on 08.06.2015.

Sh. N.K.Yadav has an experience to work in MTNL at different stages of his carrier. During his tenure as CGM he served Chief executive of Madhya Pradesh circle for 4 years.

On this Occasion other representatives of different unions and associations were also present therefore  meeting with CMD was held in conference room of corporate office. After a very short formality of welcome he shared his views and declared his priorities to make MTNL financially viable. He shared his versatile ideas by virtue of his vast experience as CGM(MP) for bringing that circle from negative growth to positive growth. His main focus was for extracting more revenue hidden behind DATA services (BB) by providing fastest, most reliable and uninterrupted services to our esteemed subscribers. his overall thrust was to provide qualitative telecom services the esteemed subscribers. He called upon one and all employee of MTNL for marching towards bright and secured future.

We as an association welcome him and his noble ideas for improvement of services. We assured him that TEAM will march with him for making MTNL financial viable with improved services.

06.06.2015 MTNL Executives Forum revived: TEAM and MEA Mumbai today had a meeting at Telephone House, Prabhadevi , Mumbai and resolved to activate the MTNL Executives Forum. Com R R Mishra and Com Virendra Singh were elected unanimously as Chairman and Convenor of the Forum respectively.
The Forum in its meeting today approved the draft of the notice to be served upon the Executive Director, MTNL, Mumbai with copies to be sent to CMD and Director(HR).
The notice contains among other things stopping of night patrolling duties, redesignation of SDEs in grade E-4 and above  as Manager, stop reverting the officiating executives on the eve of their retirement on superannuation, mismanagement of medical scheme by TPAs snd the insurance company etc.

The forum resolved to constitute a core committee comprising of members to be nominated by the constutuent associations ie MEA and the TEAM. Accordingly  following members have been nominated to constitute the Forum’s Core Committe  :-
    1. Com R R Mishra Chairman
    2. Com Virendra Singh  Convenor
    3. Com J S Yadav CS TEAM
    4. Com J J Mathias. GS MEA
    5. Com C U Gade
    6. Com Rajgopalan
    7. Com Reddy
    8. Com Haragbal, President. TEAM
    9. Com Ravindra Kumar
  10. Com R S Khandelwal
  11.Com T L Gaikwad
  12. Com M B Sankpal
  13. Com K L Dhua
  14. Com S S Singh
  15. Com H S Upadhyay

All the members of the Forum expressed solidarity emphasizing the need and importance of coming together of all the executives .

The Forum also decided to bring all the unions/associations together on common issues by reviving the erstwhile United Forum of all the unions and associations.

The Forum decided to launch agitational programmes after serving proper notice for corporate level issues most importantly the 78.2% fitment IDA for revision of pay w.e.f 1-1-2007, conducting DPC, recruitment of feeder cadres, constitution of 3rd Pay Revision Committee etc.


 GS along with Adviser CHQ Sh. P.C.Sarswat met GM(HR) today to discuss various pending HR issues of executives. After discussion GM(HR) informed that the DPC work for promotion from JTO to SDE for more than 300 post of SDE have been almost completed; next week the meeting of promotion committee will be held and accordingly the orders of promotion will be issued for JTO to SDE.GM(HR) also informed that the DPC for promotion from AO/Sr. AO to CAO will be held on 15.06.2015 and thereafter the promotion order for CAO will be issued.

We had also inquire about the status of orders regarding mapping of IDA scales with CDA scales for the purpose of extension of CGHS facility to the retirees. GM(HR) told that the HR unit have completed the file related to this subject and it will be sent for vetting to finance unit of Corporate Office after 08-06-2015. Thereafter the orders will be issued in this regard.

We have come to know that Sh. N.K.Yadav , Member Services , Telecom Commission will take over the charge of CMD MTNL on 08-06-2015. We on behalf of our members welcome Sh. N.K.Yadav as CMD MTNL.


 1)MTNL losses down 18.57% to Rs 595.11 Cr in Q4-FY15: State run telco MTNL has reported yet another quarter of losses: Rs 595.11 crore loss for the quarter ended March 31, 2015, however it was down 18.57% from Rs 730.83 crore loss in the previous quarter.The same quarter last year, however, MTNL reported a profit of Rs 9600.34 crore on account of government’s pension benefits. Without this exceptional item, the company would’ve posted a loss of Rs 118.5 crore for that quarter.

The total operational revenue for the telco stood at Rs 876.42 crore for this quarter, up 7.28% from Rs 816.92 crore last quarter and 4.12% from Rs 841.73 crore the corresponding quarter last year.

Basic services: Revenues from Basic (Fixed line) services continue to dominate MTNL’s revenues, with the segment reporting revenues of Rs 688.05 crore for the quarter, up 7.64% from Rs 639.20 crore last quarter and 3.66% from 663.76 crore same quarter last year. A news from Medianama………

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2)Free National Roaming on BSNL from June 15, Says IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad: The state-run telecom Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited will offer free national roaming from June 15, Union minister for Communications Ravi Shankar Prasad said today.

Spectrum sharing and trading policy to go to Cabinet this month and full mobile portability will be given from July, he added. The minister was briefing the media today regarding the achievements of his ministry as part of the programmes to mark the Narendra Modi government’s first year in office.Ever since it came to power, the NDA government has promised free roaming. It was also promised by its predecessor, the UPA government.

Earlier this year, Vodafone and Reliance announced plans to reduce the roaming charges to a minimum. The BSNL was expected to introduce plans for free roaming in January.

In May, BSNL had slashed roaming tariff by up to 40% for its prepaid and postpaid mobile connection following a telecom tariff order issued by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.

The minister said both state-run operators – BSNL and the MTNL – have been showing losses.

In 2004, BSNL showed a profit of Rs. 10,000 crore, the minister said. “In 2014, when I took charge, BSNL showed a loss of Rs. 7,500 crore. The MTNL was in profit till 2008, when I took charge… it showed losses.” But he said MTNL is now on the mend. 

Good governance, the minister said, became a casualty “as far as these PSUs are concerned,” and those sitting in Sanchar bhavan will have to “apportion blame”. A news from NDTV.

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 03.06.2015  A General Body meeting of Executives of Wireless Circle Delhi  was held on 02/6/2015 at 13:00 hrs at CGO . More than 100 executives participated in the meeting. TEAM CHQ Advisor Sh. P.C.Sarswat and AS WS Sh. S.K.Tyagi organised the meeting in well planed manner. Sh.R.C.Chabra Presided over the meeting   The Meeting was attended  by CHQ office bearers  General Secretary  Com. A.K.Kaushik, JGS Com. V.P.Bhardwaj and AGS Com. S.P.S.Yadav , Circle office bearers FS Com. Ajay Kumar and AS BB Com. Maninder Sarin. Most burning points concerning the  executives and  revenue of MTNL were discussed. Some of the points discussed are as follows:

  • Problems of executives in Maintaining the BTS
  • New BSS project Roll out.
  • Intra Circle Roaming Project with Air Cell .
  • Redressal Mechanism of Complaints on 1503.
  • Infrastructure for all DEs was discussed at length
  • Provision of 3G Connections to all executives of MTNL
  • General problems of executives Like-Sitting problems
  • Availability of PC and provision of at least one clerk in every sub Division for allied  works
  • Vehicle availability for RF drive and Drive Test Tools including

Association has assured all issues of the executives will be resolved by TEAM and every caution will be exercised to ensure that every penny of MTNL is used and spent justifiably . Roll out of new sites is made successful. It was further assured that very soon meetings to resolve the issues of comrades will be taken up with CGM,GM-NSS,GM-BSS .

All relevant documents of roll out of new project, ICR and other issues will be taken by Association for review and viability of the projects. Organisation is grateful to the large number of executives who attended the meeting and pose their trust in TEAM. All TEAM Members may give their valuable suggestion regarding the points of meeting if any left out –to Com. S.K.Tyagi AS WS .


 ED Delhi office issued a list of 6 telecom executives for LA promotions  from DE/Sr. Manager to DGM.

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 GS wrote a letter to Dir. (HR) for in-ordinate delay in holding of DPC. He pointed that Corporate office has issued a new calendar for 2015, whereas the DPC calendar issued for 2014 was not followed by his own office. Out of 14 DPC scheduled for various cadres only 2 DPC were completed.

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 27.05.2015  The case pertaining to renewal of MTNL Indoor Medical Insurance Scheme has been stayed on 26.05.2015 by the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi in WP(c) 741/2015. Next date of hearing is 21/07/2015.

 Corporate office issued a calendar for 2015 for holding DPC for regular promotion in different cadres. 

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 Center keen on reviving BSNL, MTNL: A year in office, the Modi government is keen to revive state-owned enterprises BSNL and MTNL, even as they face stiff competition from private players.

BSNL that operates across the country including in remote areas, had posted a profit of Rs 10, 000 crore when the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government left office in 2004, but “when we returned to government in 2014, it was suffering from a loss of Rs 7020 crore,” Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told TOI.

According to the minister, the case of MTNL is all the more curious. “It was in profit till 2008-2009, but in 2014, it had a debt of Rs 16,000 crore.” MTNL operates in Delhi and Mumbai only. “Someone, somewhere will have to take responsibility and accountability as to which were the forces and patronised by whom, responsible for creating a mess,” Prasad said adding that “revival of BSNL and MTNL are priority concerns”. A news from Times of India…….

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 Principal CAT delivered a judgment wherein it says that qualifying service for earning  full pension may be treated as 20 years instead of 33 years…….

The extract of judgment is as under. 

“the qualifying service for earning full pension will be treated as twenty years also for those who retired from the Central Government service on or before 31.12.2005 and were alive on that day. The respondents are also directed to modify/amend all relevant government orders/ letters/ notifications in accordance with the above decision. It is made clear that this parity of pension between pre and post-1.01.2006 pensioners (on the question of eligibility of minimum pensionable service of twenty years) would apply both as regards pension and family pension. The respondents are granted three months time from the date of receipt of this order for implementation of directions contained in this order.”

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 GS wrote a letter to Director (HR) regarding inordinate delay in holding of DPC. He requested  Director HR  for immediate overhauling of  HR section of MTNL so that decision taking procedures may be expedited and pending DPC of employees may be done in time.

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As already intimated that Directorate General of CGHS under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare issued a letter regarding Extension of CGHS facility to Retired employees of BSNL and MTNL. On 19.05.2015 DOT issued forwarding letter in this regard to MTNL/BSNL for necessary action at their ends.

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Please click here for copy of letter from Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.


 ED Delhi office issued a letter for calling of CR for financial up-gradation from E4 to E5 for 19 Executives and 9 left out case of Telecom executives.

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 Our case against LICE for E2 to E3 came for hearing in CAT on 18.05.2015. But advocate of  MTNL came and requested Hon,ble Court for new date. Hon’ble court conveyed displeasure to advocate  for repeatedly asking for new dates and asked  that how much time they require for studying the revised OA filed by TEAM. 

Hon’ble court  asked to advocate of MTNL to go through revised OA filed by TEAM and directed that next date of hearing will be 08.07.2015.


 Airtel Zero, defeat net neutrality concept: MTNL  State-run MTNL has said Bharti Airtel’s ‘zero rating plan’ and RCom’s ‘’ scheme defeat the basic concept of net neutrality and such pacts should not be allowed as they affect economic interests of small telecom operators.

“In Airtel ‘zero rating plan’ and Reliance ‘’ these operators have directly negotiated with the application providers. MTNL is of the view that in any case, direct negotiations between OTT players and TSPs should not be allowed,” the telecom operator said in its counter comments submitted to sectoral regulator TRAI.  A news from Economic Times………
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 MTNL to start Wi-Fi service : Apart from high speed broadband services, Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) is planning to come up with Wi-Fi services in the city.MTNL’s executive director Peeyush Agrawal said, “We are planning to have a significant presence in the city’s Wi-Fi services. The plan is to have high speed mobile internet in public places.”

Tenders have been invited for the same and the deal will be finalised soon. “Initially, we are planning 5 Mbps Wi-Fi at prominent places — Marine Drive, Gateway of India, Juhu beach and malls. Here, the initial 30 minutes will be free daily. We have also extended this service at one of the prestigious colleges of south Mumbai, where students get 5 Mbps Wi-Fi access for a yearly subscription of Rs300,” added Agrawal.   (news source: DNA)

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 GS wrote a letter to CMD ; conveying him about the resolutions passed by CWC meeting held in Delhi wef 04-04-2015 to 06-04-2015. The various HR issues for executives discussed and resolved in the meeting have been  communicated to him  via this letter.

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 15.05.2015 TEAM has challenged the Judgment  given by  Principle Bench , CAT , New Delhi in our case OA NO. 722/2012 to set aside Senior Management RR in MTNL . Our appeal has come for hearing today i.e. 15-05-2015 in Hon’ble  High Court . The Hon’ble High Court has fixed  29-07-2015  for further hearing.    

 Corporate office issued a provisional seniority  list of  Sr. AOs. and AOs working in MTNL. It is requested to one and all concerned executives to go through this list and if any objection/ omission/ errors is being observed then Corporate office is  to be informed accordingly within 30 days.

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 AO a

 1) Telecom ministry to clear MTNL dues, says Shiv Sena MP…….In what can be termed as good news for the ailing MTNL, Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant from south Mumbai said on Saturday that the ministry of communications and information technology will soon clear MTNL’s long pending dues borne out of surrendering valuable 4G or broadband wireless access (BWA).

In a meeting on Friday between Sawant, Rahul Shewale and minister of communications and information Ravi Shankar Prasad, issues pertaining to pensionary liabilities, BWA dues amounting to Rs4,533.97 crores and return of the minimum alternate tax were discussed….. (News source: DNA)

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2) देश का नवरत्न मुहाने पर :’टाइटैनिक’ की राह पर एमटीएनएल…….. An article form Leading weekly News Paper Panchjanya…

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 GS wrote a letter to CMD for holding DPC on regular basis for all cadres of all streams . He quoted an OM of DOP&T which says that procedure of DPC must be started well in time so that official/officers which are near to their superannuation may get promotion

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27000 MTNL Employees Will Retire in Next 10 Years: About 27,000 employees of MTNL will be retiring in the next 10 years, bringing down the salary burden of the debt-laden public sector firm.
At present, around 70 per cent of the total revenues of the state-run telco are used to pay salary to 34,000 staff.
A top official of MTNL told PTI that 27,000 employees are going to retire in the next 10 years. MTNL, which offers telecom services in Delhi and Mumbai, has also identified 13,000 employees, whose skills are not relevant due to the changing technological advancements in the telecom sector. A news from NDTV (Source: PTI)

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 GS wrote a letter to CMD  wherein he requested to initiate the action for identifying and  fixing of responsibility for faulty recruitment procedure of Senior Manager ( Technical)  E-5.

Please click here for copy of letter.


 ED Delhi issued a list of look after promotion for  44 Asstt. Manager(JTO) to Deputy Manager (SDE) .

Please click for the copy of the letter. 



GS wrote a letter to CMD regarding up-gradation of 9 CAO posts. He pointed out that DPC for regular CAO is about to be done and this issue is still unsettled. 

Please click here for copy of letter.

 30.04.2015  GS has attended the 2nd national Summit on IT & Mobile Banking, Digital Transformation of Indian Banking, Enabling Financial Inclusion along with Com. M.K.Bagchi, Convener, United Forum and President  RTOWA, S.S.Nanda, GS, RTOWA, Com S.N.Pandey and Com. R.K.Mudgil, V.P. RTOWA along with other members Com Radha Krishan, Com. R.C.Julka, Com N.k.Gupta & Com. V.K.Charaya on 29.04.2015 at hotel Shangri-La, Janpath, New Delhi.  Sh. R.A.Gupta, Retd. CGM(O) of MTNL also attended the summit. The discussions and deliberations  in the summit were very informative  The Summit was inaugurated and addressed by Sh. Rahul Khullar, Chairman TRAI as Chief Guest. The summit was also addressed by various dignitaries from the field of Telecom, Finance, and Banking. The summit concluded with vote of thanks given by Sh. Rawat, Secretary General,ASOCHAM.   
 27.04.2015 1)Nepal earthquake: BSNL, MTNL and airtel pitch in with local, free callsAs a massive earthquake rocked Nepal, telecom major airtel on Saturday announced free calls to Nepal on its network over the next 48 hours, while state-run BSNL and MTNL decided to charge local rates for calls made to the Himalayan nation for the next three days.

“We are deeply saddened by the severe impact that one of the worst earthquakes in Nepal has had on the lives of its people,” Airtel said in a statement.

“As a small gesture during this hour of crisis, we have decided to offer all calls on the Airtel network from India to Nepal completely free of cost for the next 48 hours effective midnight, thus enabling customers across the country get in touch with their families and friends in Nepal,” it added. A news of PTI…….

Please click here for link to news.

2) Financial woes force MTNL to go slow, says Parliament panel:Severe financial problems had forced Mahanagar Telecom Nigam Ltd (MTNL) to go slow on development projects, as a result of which they were not in a position to upgrade their network, said a Parliament Committee on Friday. “During the last three years, MTNL has made very limited investment in the network segment that had affected MTNL’s ability to provide quality services. The physical achievements of MTNL during 2014-15 have been far from satisfactory,” the Standing Committee on Information Technology report tabled in Lok Sabha on Friday said. A news from Business Line…….

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 Directorate General of CGHS under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare issued a letter regarding Extension of CGHS facility to Retired employees of BSNL and MTNL.

Please click here for copy of letter.

 23.04.2015  ED Delhi office conducted DPC for regular promotion from AO to CAO (Dy. Manager to Senior Manager) Finance on 20.04.2015. The report of screening committee is supposed to be sent to Corporate office very soon.

 Corporate Office issued a letter to GM(Admin) Delhi and Mumbai Unit for providing the details of AO ( Dy. Manager ) Finance working on regular basis. Circle Secy. Delhi and Mumbai are requested to pursue with their respective GM(Admin) office for earliest disposal of the quarry.

Please click here for copy of letter.


 Corporate office issued order regarding inclusion/removal of name of family members for working MTNL employees.

Please click here for copy of orders.

 18.04.2015  Due to the continuous pursuance of our association the Principal CCA Delhi unit has prepared the 20 PPOs of the retirees of those who have retired prior to March 2014. The same will be released by the Principal CCA Delhi in a function to be organised in the next week.
 18.04.2015 United forum met Member (Finance) Telecom commission  on 17-04-2015 for MTNL pension issue: The representatives of United forum of Unions and Association of MTNL met Member (Finance) and discussed  the following issues:

  • Preparation and printing of PPO books of combined service pensioners and family pensioners who retired before 31-03-2014.

Member (Finance) replied that the entire process is being expedited and printing of book started today itself.

  • As regard to payment of arrears of revised pension, Member (F) informed that DOT is seized with the matter , as the detailed calculation and record are involved ; it will take time to start payment arrears. She clarifies that arrears payment will be made by DOT.
  • We have suggested that management of GPF account and disbursement of GPF should be kept with DOT. Member(F) is quite affirmative in this respect.

Sh. M.K.Bagchi  Convener UF, Sh. A.K.Kaushik Secretary UF, Sh. S.S.Nanda  GS RTOWA and Sh. Rajib Kumar AGS TEAM attended the meeting.


The recruitment procedure of E5 (2012) for Sr. Manager , for which competitive exam was held on 04.03.2012 has been scrapped on 16.04.2015 by corporate office.

Our association was against this recruitment of E5 since beginning. TEAM wrote various letters to Hon’ble CMD MTNL regarding many discrepancies in the recruitment procedure. Our prediction has become reality and corporate office was left with no alternate except to scrap the procedure.

MTNL corporate office has cancelled the notification under which the so called competitive examination promotion to E5 grade was held. It may be noted that the examination was held under serious discrepancies. Even those candidates who are not eligible for taking part in this examination were allowed to appear in this examination illegally. TEAM strongly took up this issue and brought the malafide  nexus on the surface. As a result of this , the so called examination and its notification stand cancelled.

Please click here for copy of letter.

 15.04.2015  MTNL jumps after receiving IT refund: Mahanagar Telephone Nigam rose 6.73% to Rs 21.35 on BSE after the company said it received Income Tax refund worth Rs 129.82 crore for the assessment year 2006-2007. A news from Business Standard.Please click here for link to news.
 10.04.2015  Our case against LICE for E2 to E3 came for hearing in CAT on 01.04.2015. But advocate of  MTNL came and requested Hon,ble Court for new date.  The Hon’ble court has fixed  18 th May -2015 as next date of hearing

 During CWC meeting of our association discussion held for various points and problems of executives of MTNL . The details of the discussion may please be read by clicking following link.

Please click here for link to Discussions.

Please clcik here for photos of Session of 05Apr2015

Please clcik here for photos of Session of 06Apr2015


 CWC Meeting was successfully held from 04-04-2015 to 06.04.2015. Highlights of meeting will be uploaded  shortly.

Please click here for viewing some photos of the session 

 06.04.2015  GS Appeals to all executives to participate wholeheartedly in one day long Dharna at Jantar Mantar New Delhi on 08.04.2015 being organised by MTNL Staff Union. The charter of demand and the appeal of President of Staff Union is attached herewith for reference .Please click here for copy of the letter.

Com. A.K.Kaushik, GS, placed the report of activities before CWC for deliberation and approval. Click here for the Report.



MTNL hikes broadband rates by up to 20 per cent : The new financial year is going to be more expensive for MTNL’s broadband internet customers as the company has hiked charges for the service by up to 20 per cent.The increased tariff will be implemented on both limited and unlimited data plans. A news from Business Today…….

Please click here for link to news.



It is intimated to all Circle office Bearers and CHQ office bearers present in Delhi that CWC meeting will be inaugurated at 11 hrs on 04-04-2015 in room number 756 of KIDWAI BHAWAN New Delhi. Therefore please make sure for your kind presence at sharp 10 hrs with your valuable and innovative ideas on the subjects to be delivered.


 United forum wrote a letter to Secretary DOT and CMD MTNL regarding  immediate disbursement of pension arrears of revised pension and  family pension of MTNL for Jan-2007 to Sep-2012. Principal CAT has already given judgment in this direction

Please clcik here for copy of letter.

 01.04.2015  It  is expected that IDA for CPSU ‘s employees will be increased from 100.3 to 100.5 % with effect from 01.04.2015


Please note that CEC Scheduled for today has been rescheduled for tomorrow i.e. on 27-03-2015 at same time and venue. For avoiding any inconvenience to any one Please make sure that you have informed to all.


CO office issued a letter to GM(Admin) Delhi and Mumbai unit for asking the working /Sanctioned strength of AO/Dy. Manager (Accounts).

Please click here for the copy of letter. 


 GS wrote a letter to Dir. HR for regular DPC of all cadres in all streams. He requested to circulate the regular DPC calendar for all executives of all steams.

Please click here for copy of letter. 

 25.03.2015  IMPORTANT TO NOTE

It is for notice of all CEC members of TEAM Delhi Circle that CEC meeting which was scheduled for 26-03-2015 is being rescheduled for 27-03-2015 at same time and same venue. Please communicate to all for avoiding inconvenience to any one.  

 24.03.2015 The contempt case of arbitrary deployment of ITS officers in BSNL/MTNL filed by AIBSNLEA, BSNLEU, SNEA(I), Gr.’A’ officers absorbed  in BSNL/MTNL came for hearing on 23.03.2015 in Hon’ble High Court of Delhi. Preliminary submission was done by all and thereafter Hon’ble court has fixed 21.05.2015 as next date of hearing. (news Source: AIBSNLEA)

 ED Delhi’ office issued letters for :

1) Financial up-gradation for 4 finance executives from E6 to E7.  Please click here for copy of letter.

2) Financial up-gradation for 8 Personal Staff executives from E3 to E4. Please click here for copy of letter. page A   Page B

3) Calling of CR for one Finance Executive for financial up-gradation from E6 to E7Please click here for copy of letter.


 ED Delhi Office issued  lists of  Financial up-gradation for:

1) 5 executives of Finance wing from E2 to E3.          Please click here for copy of letter.

2) 9 executives of Telecom wing from E4 to E5.        Please click here for copy of letter.



 DOT wrote a letter to MTNL corporate office regarding the matter of ‘one time option to Pro-rata pension holders of MTNL’ ; wherein DOT has asked MTNL to reply some quarries pertaining to matter.

Please click here for copy of letter. 

 19.03.2015  A meeting of office bearers of Delhi Circle and CHQ office bearers present in Delhi held on 18-03-2015  in room no. 756 of Kidwai Bhawan ND to discuss the agenda circulated by GS for the ensuing CWC scheduled to be held in New Delhi w.e.f . 04-04-2015 to 06-04-2015. All most all the office bearers from Delhi participated in the meeting with their constructive suggestions. The deliberations over all the issues took place in length  . Apart from agenda circulated by GS honorable members suggested few more points for including in the agenda of CWC. Some of points are as follows:

  • Pressurizing Govt. for constituting Pay revision committee for PSUs.
  • Holding of Seminar on revival of MTNL.
  • Redeployment of employees and executives of MTNL.
  • In case of Shut Down as being circulated by Media on alternate days option must be for opting BSNL/DOT along with VRS.
  • Wi-Fi of Delhi Govt . for revival of MTNL.
  • Up-gradation of Out Door plant.
  • Seamless connectivity of GSM net work all around MTNL.
  • Change in Election procedure of office bearers .

The points raised by members were although discussed in length but it was unanimously decided that  these points need further discussion on big plate form like CEC before placing them to  CWC for inclusion in agenda. Therefore it was decided :

1)to hold a CEC meeting of Delhi Circle on 26.03.2015 in room no. 756 of Kidwai Bahwan ND at 14 hrs sharp.   All  CEC members are requested to ensure their presence positively on 26.03.2015.

2) All divisional secretaries/ Area Secretaries must  hold their divisional/ area meetings at earliest .

3) All Divisional Secretaries/Area Secretaries are requested to deposit their balance Circle/CHQ Quota (till March-2015) to Circle Finance Secretary by 25.03.2015 without failure.

Please come forward with your constructive suggestions and financial assistance (balanced quota till March2015) for ensuring grand success of our CWC .


 Corporate office issued a letter for extension of Group Heath Insurance Policy for working employees and executives of MTNL.

Please click here for copy of letter


 GS wrote a letter to CMD for notice of CWC of TEAM scheduled to be held on 04-04-2015 to 06-04-2015 at New Delhi. He requested CMD to grant Special Casual leave for participants w.e.f. 03.04.2015 to 07.04.2015.

Please click here for copy of letter. 


GS wrote letter to CMD for:

1) Pending issues of Stenographers.   Please click here for copy of letter.

2) Reminder for our previous letter for “various discrepancies/irregularities in the recruitment of Sr. Management Trainee in MTNL under Advertisement no. MTNL/SMT/2011-  Investigation solicited”.  Please click here for copy of letter.


 ED Delhi office issued a list of 41 finance executives for calling of CR for their financial up-gradation from E5 to E6.

Please click here for copy of list.


 Government rules out privatisation of BSNL, MTNL : Government today ruled out privatisation of BSNL and MTNLBSE -0.22 % even as it admitted that the two state-run telecom service providers were not in the pink of their health.

Responding to a supplementary during the Question Hour in Rajya Sabha, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, said the intention of the government was to bring them back to profitability.

“The financial health of MTNL and BSNL are not in good shape. There are several reasons for this whichI want to discuss in the House in greater detail one day. However, we will make them healthy,” he said. A news from economic times.

Please click here for link to news.


 In Pursuance of instructions from Corporate office ED Delhi issued order for Financial Up-gradation for 5 electrical executives wef  2008.

Please click here for copy of letter. page 1       Page 2


 ED Delhi office issued letters for calling of CRs for financial up-gradations for following:

1) For 23 Finance Executives (AOs) from E3 to E4 ………   Please click here for copy of letter.

2) For 9 Telecom Executives (DE/Sr. Managers) from E5 to E6……. Please click here for copy of letter.


 No plan to shut down MTNL: Ravi Shankar Prasad   There is no plan to shut down loss-making telecom company MTNL and the government is taking various measures to revive it, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today said.

His comments follow Heavy Industries Minister Anant Geete’s statement in Parliament two days ago that five public sector undertakings (PSUs) which are in the list of 65 sick PSUs would be closed down.

The list of sick PSUs include MTNL,Air India and Hindustan Shipyard. The five PSUs to be closed down include three HMT units, Geete had said. He, however, did not name the other PSUs which are slated to be shut.

“There is no plan to close down MTNL,” Prasad told PTI when asked if MTNL is among the probable PSUs that would be shut down. A news from Business Standard.

Please click here for link to news.


 ED delhi office issued LA promotion order for three telecom executives from Sr.Manager/DE to DGM.

Please clcik here for copy of list.


 1)Subscribers owe Rs 3,407.39cr to BSNL and MTNL:BSNL and MTNL have taken various steps for recovery of outstanding dues from the subscribers, which includes payment reminders through SMS are being issued to persuade the customers to make payment before disconnection for their telephones.iling state-run telecom firms BSNL and MTNL   have total outstanding dues of Rs 3,407.39 crore from subscribers as on December 2014. Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, in a written reply to the Lok Sabha, said that outstanding dues in respect of landline and mobile services of BSNL . A news from Money control…..

Please click here for link to news.

2)MTNL submits revival plan to DoT, to invest Rs 805 cr as capex in 2015-16: Official says technically MTNL is not a sick company as it posted profits of Rs 7,821 cr in 2013-14 .State-run Mahanagar Telephone Nigam (MTNL), now in the list of ‘sick’ public sector units (PSUs), has sent a revival proposal to the department of telecommunications (DoT).

“It is under DOT consideration,” a senior official from MTNL told Business Standard.  The official would not disclose the details.
Technically, MTNL is not a sick company, as it posted a profit of Rs 7,821 crore in 2013-14, the official said. However, the profit was on account of exceptional items or writeback of provisions on pensionary liabilities and spectrum amortisation costs of Rs 11,621 crore. It has been making operational losses for three years.. A news from Business Standard..

Please click here to link to news.

 12.03.2015  ED Delhi office issued lists for financial up-gradation as follows:

1) E2 to E3 for 40 Telecom Executives who have completed 5 years of their service in E2. Please click here for copy of list.

2) E3 to E4 for 5 Electrical Executives . Please click here for copy of list.

 11.03.2015  1) Govt to shut down Air India, MTNL, HMT & few sick units Five public sector undertakings (PSUs) will be closed down by the government, which has included some of the best known state-run enterprises like Air India, MTNL and Hindustan Shipyard, in the list of 65 sick PSUs, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.
The five state-run organisations to be closed down include three HMT units whose brand of watches and tractors once ruled the market, Heavy Industries Minister Anant Geete said during Question Hour, adding that their employees were being offered a “very good” VRS package. However, he did not name the other PSUs which are slated to be closed down. A news from Money Control……..Please click here for link to news.2) Air India, MTNL join list of Sick Central Public Sector enterprises : National carrier Air India and state-run telecom company MTNL have joined the list of sick central public sector enterprises (CPSEs), the government told the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. It also said that five CPSEs, including three units of Hindustan Machine Tools (HMT) will be shut soon. Minister of state for heavy industries Anant Geete said there were 65 units in the list of sick public sector units (PSUs) as of March 31, 2014. ……………….Last year, the government had approved refund of Rs 4,533.97 crore to MTNL against surrender of broadband spectrum, for which it was to pay the same amount in 2010. The company had reported a loss of Rs 5,321 crore in 2012-13, as against Rs 4,109 crore in 2011-12. In case of companies that are being closed, Geete said the government is offering their employees a “very good” VRS package. …… A news from Economic Times.Please click here for link to news.

ED Delhi office issued a list of executives whose CR folders are incomplete for regular promotions from (E2 to E3) JTO/AM TO SDE/DM. Concerned area representatives are requested to look into matter and ensure for earliest sending of  the CRs of respective executives of their area. 

Please click here for the copy of list.


                                                                           HAPPY HOLI TO ALL

May God gift you all the colours of life, colours of joy, colours of happiness, colours of friendship, colours of love and all other colours you want to paint in your life. Happy Holi.

 05.03.2015  Status of contempt case against the arbitrary deployment of ITS officers in BSNL/MTNL by AIBSNLEA, BSNLEU, SNEA (I), Gr “A” officers absorbed in BSNL/MTNL, ITSA and absorbed ITS officers in the Hon’ble High Court Delhi :Today the case was heard in Hon’ble High Court, New Delhi wherein case no. 2,9 and 10 were clubbed. After some arguments, Hon’ble Judge mentioned that earlier he was an advocate from Govt. side in this case, hence, the case will be heard by some other bench on 23rd March, 2015……….. (News Source: AIBSNLEA )
 04.03.2015  ED Delhi issued a list of 5 Finance Executives for look after promotion from CAO/Sr. Manager to DGM(Finance).

Please click here for copy of orders

 02.03.2015  ModiBudget 2015: Don’t discount MTNL-BSNL merger, revival in focus: Prasad   :Giving  his expert comments on the full year Budget presented by the Finance Minister todaym, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Telecom giving his said tweaking of duty structure would surely boost manufacturing of electronic products in India. “In fact, we have alraedy received proposals worth Rs 21,000 cr for electronic manufacturing,  and Rs 6000 crore has already  been approved,” he said.
Answering a query on the government mulling the possibility of BSNL- MTNL  merger, Prasad said  more than the merger, currently  he is more focused on revivng the health of these two comapnies which were profit making till 2005-2006.. A news over Money Control.Please click here for link to news.

 BSNL, MTNL, Videocon planning lowering call rates: Telecom companies BSNL, MTNL andVideocon are considering reducing call rates after telecom regulator TRAI cut down interconnection charges.”Removal of fixed termination charges will help BSNL serve its customer better. We will come up with better offers in next financial year. Customers will have more affordable services,” BSNL Chairman and Managing Director Anupam Shrivastav told PTI.. A news from Economic TImes.

Please click here for link to news.

 28.02.2015 Our case against LICE for E2 to E3 came for hearing in CAT on 26.02.2015. The reply of MTNL to our revised  OA was awaited on this date. But MTNL came with some new if and but and did not file the reply. The Hon’ble court has fixed 9th April -2015 as next date of hearing.
 28.02.2015 The Vigilance clearance report for regular promotion from E2 to E3 has been received from Mumbai Circle and the same is awaited from Delhi Unit. It is reliably learnt that the DPC for these promotion (E2 to E3) is scheduled for next week in Delhi unit.

 WhatsApp’s wake-up call to MTNL, BSNL:Last week came the news that WhatsApp, the popular group messaging service acquired by Facebook, is testing a voice-calling feature for Android users and is set to widen its scope to others.

The integration of Facebook’s own Messenger with this is a question of how and when, not if – more or less.

So you can think of free calls as long as you have a decent 3G or 4G data plan. I have written in the past about how WhatsApp can kill paid voice calls the way it killed SMS. Last week came another study from Nokia Networks that said India’s mobile Internet usage growth peaked at 74% in 2014, with 52% from 3G services. A news from Hindusatn Times.

Please click here for link to news.


Disinvestment in LIC, Air India, BSNL will unlock lakhs of crores of rupees: Deepak ParekhMumbai: Pitching for disinvestment in public sector behemoths like LIC, Air India and BSNL, top industry leader Deepak Parekh has said it can unlock huge funds worth “lakhs of crores of rupees” and shares should be given to retail investors without depending on the overseas entities.

However, one of the major requirements for such large- scale disinvestments is a government thinking on those lines, as lack of political will and union pressure have been halting such proposals for a long time including during the tenure of the previous UPA government, he said. A news from ZEEBIZ.

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 Corporate office issued a letter for fixation of pay for executives promoted on regular basis to the post of Deputy Manager(telecom). As per this letter the benefit of FR (22) (1) (A) (1) shall be extended to only in such cases where such post carried higher scale than the current scale of the executives being promoted.

Please click here for copy of letter.


 The verdict of case number 4389/2011 (Rule-206 court case for re-fixing the seniority of SDE(T) )  case of  of Sh. Sohan Lal  Sayal & others versus Union of India was delivered on 21st Jan2015.

Please click here for copy of judgment. 


 ED Delhi office issued list of 59 Finance executives for calling of CR for regular promotion to the post of Sr. Manager/CAO, who are falling in consideration zone.

Please click here for copy of order a   b


 GS wrote a letter to CMD regarding pending HR issues of executives for early solution of problems.

 1) Pending merger of IDA 78.2% wef 01.01.2007.

2) Provision of fresh opportunity for pension option  to Pro-rata optees in MTNL.

3) Payment of arrears of pension wef 01-01-2007 to 30.09.2012 to retirees of MTNL.

4) Extending Medical facility under CGHS for MTNL employees and retirees.

5) Holding DPC for regular  promotion for vacant posts in various cadres.

6) Filling vacancies for post JTOs/JAOs.

7) Appointments on compensation ground.

Copy of letter will be uploaded shortly.


 1)BSNL, MTNL may scrap BlackBerry services over losses: State-run telecom operators BSNL and MTNL may  scrap their BlackBerry services as they are incurring losses and are in no position to spend on the software to provide interception services to intelligence agencies.Unlike private telcos, the two do not have a high subscriber base, particularly of enterprises using BlackBerry services, so stoppage is not going to be of major inconvenience to anyone.

Naresh Kumar Gupta, director (consumer fixed access) at BSNL, told FE: “We are trying to see if Blackberry mobile services makes a business case for us. We are weighing the pros and cons. A service may not be making a business case for us but we can continue to offer such services despite losses given the brand it carries. But there is definitely a loss. Whether the loss outweighs the brand (BlackBerry) or whether the brand outweighs losses, that is being examined”. A news from financial Express.

Please click here for link to news.

2)Mahanagar Telephone Nigam (MTNL) has informed the telecom department it is keen to sell a 50% stake in wholly-owned unit Millennium Telecom (MTL) to Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) to create an equally-owned joint venture for delivering citizens’ services as part of the Narendra Modi government’s Digital India initiative.

The proposal is aimed at unlocking cost-efficiencies since Millennium Telecom will have a negligible licence fee payout obligation to the government as it’s not a licensed telecom operator. MTNL or BSNL will have to fork out 8% of annual revenue generated from the Digital India project as licence fees if either of them participates directly .  An article from times of India.

Please click here for link to news.


 MTNL Reports Q3 Net Loss of Rs. 780.83 Crores: State-run telecom firm MTNL on Thursday reported a standalone net loss of Rs. 730.83 crores for the third quarter ended December 31, 2014.The company had reported a net profit of Rs. 428.03 crores in the corresponding quarter last fiscal, MTNL said in a filing to the BSE.

The telecom operator, which provides services in Delhi and Mumbai, had reported a net profit for the same quarter last year mainly on account of exceptional income of Rs 1,404.88 crore. A news from electronic media.

 Please click here for link to news.


 DoP&T issued clarification  on encashment of earned leave along with LTC.

Please click here for copy of letter.


BSNL, MTNL not to participate in upcoming spectrum State run telecom firms BSNL and MTNL will not participate in the upcoming spectrum auction, from which the government targets to raise over Rs 1 lakh crore.

The Chairmen and Managing Directors of the two PSU’s, BSNL’s Anupam Srivastava and MTNL’s P K Purwar, told PTI that the telecom firms will not participate in the auction. Srivastava said there is no need for additional spectrum at this point of time. A news from Economic Times.

Please click here for link to news.


 DOPT issued  order for Inclusion of eligible officers who are due to retire before the likely date of vacancies, in the panel for promotion.

Please click here for copy of order.


 Corporate office issued a letter to Mumbai and Delhi unit for sending  ACR/APAR  Screening  report of last five years and Vigilance clearance report for the Finance Executives falling in consideration zone of promotion for regular post of CAO. Both Circle Secy. of Delhi and Mumbai are requested to ensure earliest sending of Screening Report and Vigilance Report in cordination with Adminstration.

Please click here for the copy of letter.


Retired employees can now avail benefits of missed promotions:  Retired government employees who missed out on their promotions due to late meetings of the committees deciding on such departmental elevations will now be able to avail its post-retirement benefits.

“Instructions have been issued to all ministries and departments to give benefit of promotion to those employees who missed it due to late meeting of departmental promotion committee (DPC),” an official in the department of personnel and training (DoPT) said. A news from Times of India.. Please click here for link to news.


ED Delhi office issued a list of 4 Finance Executives for Financial Up-gradation from E6 to E7.

Please Click here for copy of letter.


It is to recall one and all that meeting of Circle Office Bearers and CHQ office bearers present in Delhi  is to be held today  at 14.00 hrs in room number 756 of kidwai Bhawan to discuss pending HR issues. Therefore it is once again requested to be present in time with your valuable suggestions.

 02-02-2015 Pvt telcos can’t discriminate against BSNL, MTNL users: SC:  Telecom companies are scratching their heads after the government set the base price of the 3G spectrum which they believe is too steep. And now, they will have to cough up more money. Telcos have lost a differential tariff case dating back to 2008 at the Supreme Court, reports CNBC-TV18’s Ashmit Kumar. The private telcos charged higher for calls to BSNL, MTNL   customers in states like Maharashtra, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh. However, calling the move as arbitrary, the apex court said that customers cannot be differentiated based on call origination. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has asked telcos to set aside extra amount collected.
A report from CNBC-TV18 . Please click here for link to news.

In slight modification of earlier notified meeting of Circle office bearers and CHQ office bearers present in  Delhi,  scheduled for 28.01.2015 now has been  postponed for 02.02.2015  (Monday) at 14 hrs. in room no.756 of Kidwai Bhawan. Please make sure for your presence on 02.02.2015 in the proposed meeting for deliberating your important  views on the pending issues.



 Freedom in mind, faith in words. Pride in our hearts and memories in our souls. Let’s salute the nation on Republic Day 2015.

 25.01.2015  Message of Condolences

At this hour of sudden death of  father of Sh. Rajeeb Kumar AGS TEAM We want to share our heartfelt CONDOLENCES with him. Let his soul rest in PEACE in the feet of ALMIGHTY.
Dear Rajeeb ji  !!! have courage to face the situations and we  all are with you in sharing your irreparable loss, which no words can fill in.
We all pray God to give strength to you and your family.



A meeting of Circle office bearers and CHQ office bearers present in Delhi is scheduled for 28.01.2015 ,Wednesday at 14 hrs in room no.756 of Kidwai Bhawan. All office bearers are requested to attend the meeting positively. Pending HR issues are main agenda of the meeting.


ED Delhi office issued a list of 204 Telecom executives for time bound financial up-gradation from E4 to E5. 

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 MTNL laying intra-city fiber network for digital connect : State-owned Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) is putting up an intra-city fiber network in Mumbai and Delhi to facilitate India’s digital vision of seamless coverage, a top official said.

MTNL, which operates in two metropolitans – Mumbai and Delhi has – has nearly 42-lakh mobile subscribers and more than 12-lakh wireline broadband consumers. It is aiming to create a robust fibre infrastructure that could also be used by other telcos as well.

“We are working on intra-city fibre connectivity in Mumbai and Delhi regions. The network will cost somewhere between Rs 6 to 7 lakhs per kilometer,” MTNLBSE -0.88 % Chairman and Managing Director PK Purwar told ET, on the sidelines of an industry event.  A News from Economic Times.

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 21.01.2015 Our association has decided to take up the case of Senior Management Trainees Recruitment at E-5 Level to High Court. Members are requested to contribute our association by providing the amount Rs. 2000/- each member . This amount may kindly be deposited to their respected Divisional Secretaries or Sh. Rajeeb Kumar AGS  9868139080, Sh P. C. Saraswat 9868133533, Sh Maninder Sareen 9013134024.

 Sh. Anupam Srivastva Director CM BSNL has been appointed as CMD BSNL for next five years. TEAM wishes all the best to Sh. Anupam ji for his new assignment . We are sure that BSNL will touch height of excellence in his dynamic leadership.

Please click here for copy of  1. his appointment order From DOT.    2. his posting order from BSNL headquarter.


Finally Wait is over….. ED Delhi Office issued a list of 351 Telecom Executives for financial up-gradation  from E5 to E6.

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 MTNL corporate office has filed a caveat in Hon’ble High Court in E5 RR case.

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Our case in Hon’ble CAT to set aside  ‘Sr. Manager Recruitment Rule-2008 vide OA no.722  came for announcing the Judgment on 23.12.2014. Hon’ble court has dismissed our case.

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 13.01.2015  ED Delhi office issued a list of 12 finance executives for Look After promotion from AO to CAO. TEAM vigorously pursued since long for these orders. We congratulate all executives for their new responsibilities.

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 07.01.2015  It is reliably learnt that DPC for financial up gradation from E6 to E7 for Finance Executives has been completed by ED Delhi Office on 03.01.2015. The orders in this respect is likely to be issued very shortly.

 CS Delhi wrote a letter to GM(Finance) regarding disparities in fixation of pay of executives posted at Head Quarter. He requested  GM(Fin) to issue instructions to all AO (P&A) for maintaining  symmetry all over Delhi.

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 05.01.2015  It is expected that 2.2 % IDA may be increased w.e.f. 01-01-2015 for CPSUs. 
 05.01.2015  It is reliably learnt that DPC work for E5 to E6 Financial Up-gradation for Technical has been completed on 03-01-2015 by ED Delhi Office. The list is expected to be issued very shortly.

 United Forum of MTNL Unions and Associations wrote a letter to Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Sh. Narendra Modi . Wherein the reasons of present pathetic state of MTNL has been described and the main pending issues of MTNL Employees have been underlined.

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 ED Delhi Office issued list of 50 Finance Executives for Financial Up gradation from E5 to E6.

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