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Ref.No. JF/MTNL/CO/2009/3                           Dated at ND the 19/03/2009.




The Chairman &Managing Director,

Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited,

Jeevan Bharati Building,

Corporate Office,New Delhi.


Subject:- Notice for the Protest action Programme regarding Non-Implementation of New Pay Package with 30% fitment formula as notified by DPE vide its letter No.-2(70)/08-DPE(WC) Dated 26-11-2008.


Ref. No. 1.TEAM/MTNL/2008-09 Dated 13-01-2009

             2.MEA/Delhi/2008-09 Dated 20-01-2009

             3.JF/MTNL/CO/2009/01 Dated 04-03-2009


Respected Sir,


          We are constrained to mention here that MTNL Management has preferred to go ahead with 5% fitment formula even though the executives associations had submitted its views time and again in writing as well as in meetings at various levels in the corporate office, but our all efforts have gone in vain. In view of the above approach of MTNL Management towards the pay scale implementation for executives working in MTNL, the executives of MTNL have become totally frustrated.


             Management may be aware that uniform fitment benefit @ 30% of basic pay + DA at 68.8 as on 01-01-2007 is  to be provided to executives as per DPE   vide its letter No.-2(70)/08-DPE(WC) Dated 26-11-2008,subject to the conditions that the additional outgo by such revision for a period of 12 months should not result in more than 20 % dip in Profit Before Tax  (PBT) for the year 2007-08 in respect of Executives and non Unionized Supervisory Staff taken together, whereas the actual dip comes to less than 8 %.PBT of MTNL for year 2007-08 is Rs.631.49 million, 20% of the above works out to Rs. 1263.30 million.


          In MTNL, as there are no Non Unionized Supervisory Cadres, therefore, the additional outgo consequent to implementation of the above recommendations to the Executives for a period of 12 months with 30% fitment is not expected to be more than Rs.460 million


And it is also pertinent to point out that MTNL Management has implemented the recommendations of the 6th Pay Commission with 40% increase in salaries for the officers and staff on deemed deputation. The arrears due to them from 01.01.2006 have also been paid.


We have been failed to understand how the MTNL Management deviated from the DPE Orders, and recommended 5% fitment formula along with capping of HRA.These recommendations of MTNL Management regarding  implementation of new pay package of Executives along with other allowances viz. capping of HRA etc., have frustrated, demoralized,  demotivated the executives of MTNL. The executives of MTNL in Delhi and Mumbai, under the given circumstances have been left with no alternate except to register their protest against the arbitrary and discriminatory approach of MTNL Management . The protest action programme will be as follows.


Date                                                           Programme

23-03-2009                                                                         Black Badge wearing till the the settlement of demands and savingram campaign.


26-03-2009                               Lunch Hour demonstration at  MTNL  

Corporate office, JEEVAN BHARATI Building Delhi and Prabha Devi Telephone House, Mumbai.


2-4-2009                                  Rally from Khursid Lal Bhawan to Hon’ble MOC & IT, Sanchar Bhawan.ND.


9-04-2009                                    Day Long Dharna at MTNL Corporate

Office Jeevan Bharati Building, Delhi and   Prabha Devi Telephone House, Mumbai.

And  Lunch Hour   Demonstration


14-04-2009 & 15-04-2009      Relay Hunger strike and lunch hour  demons

tration at MTNL CORPORATE OFFICE      JEEVAN BHARATI BLDG. ND and at Telephone House Prabhadevi Mumbai


         We, therefore, request your good self to implement the DPE Orders in its letter and spirit to avoid industrial unrest in MTNL, which will be detrimental to the interest of the MTNL in this competitive era.


With Regards,



                   Yours Sincerely,



                             -Sd -                                                                                                         -Sd -

              ( A.K.Kaushik)                                                                    ( V.K.TOMAR)

         General Secretary,TEAM                                                  General Secretary,MEA



Copy to:-

1.Hon’ble Min. of Communication and IT, Govt. of India ,with the request for personal intervention please.

2. Hon’ble Min. of  State (Communication and IT), Govt. of India, with the request for personal intervention please .

3.Secretary (Telecom ) and Chairman of Telecom Commission, with a request for personal intervention please.

4.Director (HR),MTNL,Corporate Office for inf. please.

5.Director (Finance),MTNL,Corporate Office for inf. please.

6.Director (Tech) ,MTNL,Corporate Office for inf. please.

7.Executive Director,MTNL,Delhi for inf. Please.

8. Executive Director,MTNL,Mumbai for inf. Please.