Report about CWC of TEAM, Mumbai held on 29.10.2009 & MTNL Executive
Forum on 30.10.2009.
Com. A.K. Kaushik, General Secretary of TEAM attended the CWC on
29.10.2009 held at Telephone House, Prabhadevi. General Secretary
addressed the CWC highlighting the issues with regard to Pension,
revision of pay and fitment, organizational issues and unification of
TEAM & MEA. General Secretary brought to the notice of CWC that MTNL
Management is still adamant on issue of fitment and continue to insist
only on 5% fitment benefit. He also elaborated in detail the latest
position with regard to Pension issue and the provisions under Rule-37-A
of CCS Pension rules. Further, he briefed the CWC about the proposed
unification of TEAM & MEA.
CHQ President, TEAM addressed the CWC about the fitment benefit offered
by MTNL Management and highlighted the impending drop in emoluments as
of now to all the categories of Executives if the proposed move is
implemented. He explained in detail how in all categories the drop in
emoluments as of now is inevitable due to huge difference between
existing IDA-DA and IDA-DA after revision.
Com. J.S. Yadav, Circle Secretary, TEAM highlighted the organizational
issues and requested the office bearers to collect the subscription and
donation from the members without further delay.
CWC also noted that about 40% benefit has been given to officers on
deemed deputation consequent to implementation of 6th pay
commission report. Further, absorbed officers from E-8 onwards and above
up to Board of Directors shall get increase in emoluments ranging from
35-45% irrespective of the quantum of fitment due to huge increase in
the minimum of the revised scale for such categories of officers.
Pensionary benefits of retiring/retired shall get affected drastically
if 30% fitment is not given. It will be a recurring one. Further, for
officers who have got long service left, their future revision in pay
shall also get affected, if the proposed 5% fitment benefit is
After elaborated discussion on all the issues the following decisions
Pension:- The issue should continue to be pursued vigorously
at all levels for an early settlement.
Pay revision & fitment:- It was decided unanimously to
continue to press for revision of pay with 30% fitment and
implementation of DPE’s orders in toto as the Executives are entitled
for the same.
Unification of TEAM & MEA:- CWC agreed in principle
unification of TEAM & MEA keeping in view the larger interest of
Executives. However, till such time the modalities and other
constitutional formalities are sorted out, the existing arrangement of
working together under Joint/United/Executives forum shall continue.
On 30.10.2009, a meeting of MTNL Executives’ Forum consisting
of all the three Associations was conducted in the same venue. Circle
Secretaries from all the three Associations attended and addressed the
Com. A.K. Kaushik, General Secretary TEAM also addressed the
The issue of revision of pay scales with 30% fitment and
pension were discussed at length. The office bearers from all the three
Associations discussed the pros & cons of the offer of 5% by MTNL
Management. After elaborate discussions, it was decided unanimously to
continue to press for revision of pay with 30% fitment and for
implementation of DPE’s’ orders in this regard. It was also decided to
continue to pursue for the settlement of pension issue.
Further, it was also decided to issue a notice reiterating 30%
fitment and revision of pay to MTNL Management. All the constituent
Associations in the Forum expressed their resolve to continue to fight
common issues under the banner of Forum.