TEAM too wrote a letter to Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Sh. Narendra Modi ji with regards to Non implementation of recommendations of the 7th CPC to the erstwhile DOT employees who were absorbed in MTNL/BSNL and since retired and drawing pension under CCS (pension) Rules ,1972 as amended from time to time.
TEAM requested Hon’ble PM to direct the concerned ministry /department to examine our appeal and to do the justice to this section of senior citizens by way of laying standing provisions in MTNL/BSNL for the erstwhile CG employees.
MEETING OF UNITED FORUM OF M T N L
UNIONS & ASSOCIATIONS
The meeting was held on 27/06/2017. Shri Mange Ram, President / U.F. was on the chair. The prospects and progress towards realization of our demands particularly in the present situation was thoroughly discussed Also discussed about the recommendations of 3rd.PRC and the decisions evolved in the meeting of the committee of secretaries under the chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary for adoption and approval of the Govt. of India. One after another speaker opined that without determined and immediate struggle, it will be difficult to achieve the demands :
And (5) 100% Reimbursement by MTNL of CGHS contributions paid by the pensioners to
get enrolment for CGHS facilities.
It is also taken into consideration that United Forum of MTNL Unions and Associations, Mumbai has already resolved to start Protest Actions immediately along with their counterpart in Delhi.It is, therefore, now decided unanimously that the fresh notice will be issued immediately to start PROTEST ACTIONS to press for realization of the above mentioned DEMANDS in consultation with our Mumbai counter parts.
Shri Suresh Kumar, President, BMTN Karamchari Sangh was coopted unanimously as Secretary of U.F.
The meeting ended with the vote of thanks to the chair.
UFOM wrote a letter to Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Sh. Narendra Modi ji with regards to Non implementation of recommendations of the 7th CPC to the erstwhile DOT employees who were absorbed in MTNL/BSNL and since retired and drawing pension under CCS (pension) Rules ,1972 as amended from time to time.
UFOM requested Hon’ble PM to direct the concerned ministry /department to examine our appeal and to do the justice to this section of senior citizens by way of laying standing provisions in MTNL/BSNL for the erstwhile CG employees.
TEAM wishes you and your family
a very sweet and prospeours
CEC of TEAM Delhi was held with JAM Packed session of all office bearers on 23.06.2017 in room no.756 of Kidwai Bhawan. All most all office bearers deliberated about the proposed protest action programme to be commenced probably from 2nd week of July-2017 and exhibited full support to the views of central leadership. It was decided that decision of ensuing meeting (probably in next week) of United Forum of Unions & Associations of MTNL about detailed programme of agitation will be implemented by TEAM with full dedication.
It was also decided that if needed special funds for this protest action programme will be collected apart from regular subscription.
|24.06.2017||It is reliably learnt that IDA of CPSU employees is to be increased by 1.8 % w.e.f. July-2017.|
It is for information to all Divisional Secy./Area Secy./CEC Members/ CWC members/ Circle office bearers and CHQ office bearers present in Delhi that CEC of TEAM Delhi has been scheduled for tomorrow i.e. on 23.06.2017 (Friday) at 14 hrs in room no.756 of Kidwai Bhawan ND to discuss the following agenda:
It is therefore requested to all to make convenient to attend the scheduled CEC Meeting well in time positively.
Aruna Sundararajan becomes full-time telecom secretary, Ajay Prakash Sawhney gets MeitY: : Aruna Sundararajan, secretary of IT and electronics will now be taking full charge of the department of telecom (DoT), which till now was an additional charge given to her in May.
A notification to this effect was issued by the department of personnel, Wednesday, according to which Sundararajan will be at the helm of telecom department filing a vacancy created by posting of former telecom secretary JS Deepak to the WTO as India representative. After Deepak, power secretary PK Pujari was handling DoT as additional charge for a few months before Sundararajan was brought in. A news from Economic Times…
MTNL CO office issued a list of 42 Appointed JTOs and ordered them to join on 14.07.2017 for induction training to be conducted at CETTM Mumbai.
PSU Wish-list: BSNL wants 4G spectrum, MTNL Rs 10,000 cr to compete with private players: On the second day of the government-appointed inter-ministerial meeting to assess stress in the telecom sector, state-owned BSNL and MTNL presented their sets of demands. BSNL, which has got pan-India operations barring Delhi and Mumbai, urged that it be allotted the prized 700 MHz spectrum that is used for 4G services via the equity route and sought a moratorium on the payment of licence fee for revenue earned from government projects. MTNL, which provides services only in Delhi and Mumbai, on the other hand, sought government help in making Rs 8,000-10,000 crore capital available citing the tariff war being fought by private operators. It also sought urgent measures to bring down its employee cost.A news from Financial Express..
Corporate office issued a letter wherein it has been declared that Group Health Insurance Medical Policy for working employees will be handled by M/S Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Co. Ltd. w.e.f. 10.06.2017.
**The details of empanelled hospitals will be uploaded as soon as received from M/S Bajaj Allianz.
ED Delhi office issued a list of 98 probable executives (technical) for calling the CRs for look after promotion to the post of Sr. Manager/DE.
Corporate office issued a letter to GM(Admin) Delhi and Mumbai Units for asking the vacancies position in the cadre of Sr. Manager (Civil) for initiating the process of regular promotion.
A meeting of the United Forum of MTNL Unions and Associations was held on 05/06/2017 at Mumbai. Representatives from all the affiliates attended the meeting. Shri A K Kaushik in his exhaustive speech touched upon all the points and impressed upon the members about the urgency with which 78.2 is to be achieved before 3rd PRC. He explained in detail the erosion of salary of the Executives and Non-Executives, if 78.2 is not implemented. Order regarding implementation of 3rd PRC is expected at any time and he exhorted the members to be prepared for a long united struggle to achieve these demands. He also spoke about one more option for pro-rata optees, CGHS facilities etc.
All the members who spoke on the occasion supported the views and it was unanimously decided to re-start the agitation programme. It was also decided to form a core committee, consisting of one member from each affiliates and this core committee will draw up detailed road map for the agitation programme in consultation with all the stake holders. A coordination committee of Delhi and Mumbai united forums will also be formed to steer the agitation. Notice for trade union action will be served on the Management by the United forums of Delhi and Mumbai units.
|31.05.2017||It is reliably learnt that CR of nearly 30-40 telecom executives are to be called for look after promotion from SDE to DE in Delhi unit. All probable candidates are requested to get complete their APAR in all respect.|
Corporate office issued a DPC calendar for regular promotion in each cadre for year 2017.
|31.05.2017|| GS alongwith Sh. V.P.Bharadwaj JGS, Sh. Ramneek Sharma CHQ Vice Resedient, Sh. Rajeeb Kumar AGS, Sh. S.P.S.Yadav CS, Sh. K.R.Yadav CP, Sh. Ajay Kumar CFS, Sh. S.S.Asija ACS and Sh. Naresh Kumar AS met ED Delhi unit to discuss the following points, ED called GM(Admn) for taking notes of the points discussed in the meeting and for implementation of the decision taken. The main point of discussion were as follows:
1)GS and CS briefed ED about vulnerable condition of North Area. It was pointed out to him a) That Sh. Kamble GM North is having vindictive attitude for the office bearers of TEAM and searching the manners for harassing them. b) That he has not completed the APAR of many officers even for last year. c) That he is using abusive and threatening language against Executives. d) That he is not obeying the regular promotion orders of Corporate office and thereby concerned executive feel demoralised. e) he even does not want to start dialog process with association to get rid of misunderstandings if any.
ED patiently listened all the complaints and instructed to GM (Admn) for a phone call to GM(North) for resolving these problems. He also instructed for taking APAR completion certificates from all GMs so that everything about completion of APAR will come in black and white. He assured us that he will take all corrective action which are needed for better coordination among administration and executives of North area.
2) CS requested ED for filling the vacancies of SDEs/AOs/DEs and CAOs by local officiating promotions, he briefed ED that such vacancies were filled by Delhi Units long ago and due to delay in such orders GMs are giving local promotion at their level to whom so ever they like without following proper criteria of seniority.
ED agreed to our view point and asked to GM(Admn) about the progress for such orders.GM( Admn) told that they have started the process of calling CR and vacancies position so that timely the local looking after promotion orders may be issued.
GS wrote a letter to CMD on the subject of proposed LICE for promotion from JAO to AO. Wherein he requested him for instructing HR section for stopping the process of LICE Immediately and to promote all eligible executives from JAO cadre on seniority cum fitness basis.
|30.05.2017||GS alongwith Sh. V.P.Bharadwaj JGS, Sh. Ramneek Sharma CHQ Vice Resedient, Sh. Rajeeb Kumar AGS, Sh. S.P.S.Yadav CS, Sh. K.R.Yadav CP, Sh. Ajay Kumar CFS, Sh. S.S.Asija ACS and Sh. Naresh Kumar AS met and welcomed newly appointed PGM (O) Sh. Alok Aggarwal on 30.05.2017 . TEAM greeted him with flower boquet and assured him for full cooperation for betterment of services of MTNL Delhi Net work.|
GS wrote a letter to CMD for conveying him the resolutions passed in CHQ office bearer meet of TEAM on 30.04.2017 held in Mumbai.
GS wrote a letter to CMD on the subject of recruitment of GM (Telecom) from outside. Wherein he requested CMD to direct HR section for withdrawal /stopping of recruitment process of GM (Telecom) from outside immediately and to promote executives on time bound post based promotion up to selection grade JAG level.
Shri P.C Saraswat, Sr Vice President along with Sh.S.P.S Yadav Circle Secretary, Shri Rajib Kumar AGS and Shri R.K.Chhbra President met with Shri Sanjiv Kumar Director (T) on 24.05.2017 at 10:00 Hrs in his Chamber.
All issues relating to Wireless Wing wire discussed.
2.Director(T) assured to resolve issues including the leave without pay matter of the Staff/Executives who were found late on duty.
Corporate office issued a letter to GM( Admin) Delhi and Mumbai for asking vacancies of CAO till 31.03.2017 for purpose of DPC for regular promotion to the post of CAO.
|16.05.2017||our case against LICE for promotion from E2 to E3 was on list for hearing in CAT on 15.05.2017 but it could not be heard and next date of hearing has been given as 01 Aug. 2017.|
GS wrote a letter to CMD MTNL and Secy. DOT for placement of Stenographers in the eligible pay scale (E2) with designation.
|16.05.2017|| GS wrote a letter to Director HR for injustice done for the cadre of Stenographers and cited a case of Smt. Sarojini Balkrishnan (Retd) Sr. PA.. Because of delay in deciding her case she is suffering from monitory loss every month. GS requested Dir. HR to resolve this case at earliest..
Please click here for the copy of letter.
As informed by Dir. HR in the meeting held on 11.05.2017 with all General Managers and Representatives of Unions and Associations , that he will go for area meeting in each area; a detailed planned of meetings of Dir. HR has been finalised by corporate office as under.
GS wrote a letter to Dir. HR for regular DPC for the post of CAO. Wherein he requested him for taking all vacancies of CAO cadre up to 31 Mar 2017 for the purpose of DPC.
It is for information to all Branch Secy./Divisional Secy./ Area Secy./ CEC members/ CWC members/ Circle office bearers and CHQ members present in Delhi that CEC meeting of Delhi Circle will be held on 17.05.2017 (Wednesday) to discuss the following:
A meeting has been organised by the Dir.( HR) wherein ED Delhi along with all area General Managers , GM from Corporate office and representatives of Unions/Associations were invited. Dir. HR has placed revival plan for MTNL services in Delhi. Dir. HR emphasized that we all have to work like TEAM for revival of company.
Our Association has placed that Mutual Trust is to be build up 1st among management and employees , decision taking machinery is to be activated for timely decisions on any issue. the staff is to be motivated instead of creating fear psychosis in the mind of the employees by frequently criticising them and threatening about salaries.The resources/ material management is to strengthened.
Dir. HR has further informed that this kind of meetings will go up to DE/SDE level . The meeting was ended with vote of thanks given by GM(Admn) Sh. R.M.Tiwari.
On 09.05.2017 GS along with AGS Sh. Rajib Kumar, AGS Sh. Sanjeev Kumar, AGS Sh.Mahesh Kukreti , CHQ Vice President Sh. Ramneek Sharma, CP Sh. K.R.yadav, CS Sh. S.P.S.Yadav, CFS Sh. Ajay Kumar and COS Sh. R.D.Ahirwar met Newly appointed ED Sh. Roy in his chamber. TEAM welcomed him and communicated our well wishes for his tenure and assured him for our level best cooperation for smooth functioning of MTNL Delhi Unit.
We briefed him about various problems of fields being faced by executives in each area. TEAM explained him in detail that mental setup of executives is very strong and they can bring the MTNL ship out of storm with the help of management. But there are some shortcoming of management which need to be addressed otherwise the situation may go out of control. We expressed our deep concern over negative and biased attitude of GM(North). We requested him to instruct him to initiate a dialog process for earliest resolution of the problem. ED has assured us to look into matter at earliest.
ED office Delhi and Mumbai submitted detailed answer with regards to quarry of DOT regarding total number of Pro-Rata Employees as same is is to be conveyed to DOT by Corporate office.
|02.05.2017|| DRONACHARYA AWARD TO Sh. A.K.KAUSHIK
On the day of International Labour Day and Maharashtra Day i.e. on 1st may every year a grand celebration is being organised by Bhai JagtapHon’ble MLC Maharashtra and chair man of United Forum of MTNL association and unions of Mumbai. Bhai Jagtap is patron for more than 1200 union and associations spread out all over India. on this annual function every year a jury consisting of well known public figures selects 2 names for Bhishmacharya Award and Dronacharya award from various leaders of union and association, who have fought for cause of welfare of labours and workers and devoted their lives for betterment of lives of thousands.
This year that jury has selected name of Sh. A.K.Kaushik for reputed “Dronacharya Award” and he was felicitated by Hon,ble Ex. CM Maharashtra Sh. Ashok Chahvan , Sh. Mohan Prakash Hon,ble politician and Sh. Bhai Jagtap in the public meeting which was a hgue function.
|CHQ Meeting of the Association was held today at City Telephone Exchange conference hall. Homage to all departed leaders Com. Rajapure, Com. Hiramat, Com. B.N.Singh was paid by observing two minute silence. During the CHQ meeting that lasted for the whole day main agenda of achieving implementation of 78.2% IDA neutralization and CMD, MTNL’s remarks to 3rd Pay Revision Committee on pay revision and its repercussions on pay revision were deliberated. After day long deliberations CHQ adopted following resolutions.
It was unanimously decided that the CHQ Conference to elect the next body be conducted in the month of Sep, 2017. It was also decided that conference fee of Rs.500/- per member and delegate fee of Rs.1000/- per delegate to be collected. All branches are requested to collect the conference fee along with pending subscription and to hold branch meeting before forwarding delegate nominations to CHQ. GS requested all to maintain one to one communication with members, understand their difficulties and redress their grievances to maintain commitment of the Association.
CHQ meeting ended with Vote of Thanks by Com. B.V. Mohite, Vice President.
Homage to Late Shri.R.A.Rajapure, Veteran Leader and Trade Union Stalwart
The meeting in memory of veteran leader Sri.R.A.Rajapure was held on 25/04/2017 at Community Hall of Mitradham CHS Parel East. About 150 + pensioners attended and Pushpanjali was done by them.
Leaders from Delhi Sri. M. K. Bagchi, Sri. S.S. Nanda, Sri. A. K.Kaushik, and Sri. R.K. Mudgal attended the meeting and shared their memories of Sri. R.A. Rajapure. All Leaders of United Forum and Kamgar Sangh Mumbai attended the meeting.
The following leaders
S/Sri. Dilip Jadhav, S. M. Sawant, J. S. Yadav, Rajagopal, R.R. Mishra, H.S. Upadhyay, Virender Singh, Pawar, Mrs. Jyoti Sonawadekar, C. U. Gade, N. Chandrasekar, Kishore Haldankar, M. B. Biradhar, T.G.Thanawala shared their memories.
A booklet containing write ups of leaders was released.
It was also noted with grief that Sri. S. V. Krishnamoorthy retired DGM (admn) and Sri. N. D. Rajput retd DE also had passed away during last two months.
The meeting ended after observing 2 mts silence in prayer to Almighty for eternal peace of the departed souls.
GS wrote a letter to Hon’ble Prime Minister Sh. Narender Modi ji praying him for his kind intervention for getting implementation of 3PRC recommendations and merger of 78.2 % IDA as per earlier recommendations of PRC.
Corporate office issued a letter to ED Delhi/Mumbai units for working on orders of EPFO dated 23.03.2017.
GS wrote a letter to Director HR with regards to gross injustice being done with Hindi Officer of MTNL and requested him to extend the benefits of Executives’ Promotion Policy-2007 for this cadre.
Merger with BSNL desirable for strong pan-India play: MTNL CMD The merger of BSNL and MTNL is “desirable” for operational synergy and even the fiercely-competitive telecom market necessitates such a combination for a stronger pan-India play, a top MTNL official has said.
GS wrote a letter to CMD against denial of regular promotion to Sh. Kishan Lal AO working in Delhi and requested him to pass instructions to HR section for issuing regular promotion order for him.
GS wrote a letter to CMD MTNL in continuation of his earlier letter dated 30.03.2017 for allowing members of Employees’ Pension Scheme-1995 the benefit in the actual salary in the pension fund exceeding wedge limit of either Rs.5000/- or Rs.6500/- from the effective dates respectively as per order of Supreme Court .
1)MTNL targeting more broadband users:State-owned telecom firm MTNL is looking to convert nearly 50 per cent of its fixed line users into broadband subscribers over the next 18 months, as part of plans to increase revenue and retain customers.
At present, nearly 34 per cent of its fixed line customers are also its broadband subscribers. “In the next 1.5 years, we should gun for 50 per cent of landline customer base becoming broadband enabled customers for us…and that should be driving force for us,” MTNL Chairman and Managing Director P K Purwar told PTI. A News from Business Line…
2)MTNL sees 50% landline users opting for broadband in 18 months:
State-owned telecom firm MTNLBSE 1.57 % is looking to convert nearly 50 per cent of its fixed line users into broadband subscribers over the next 18 months, as part of plans to increase revenue and retain customers. At present, nearly 34 per cent of its fixed line customers are also its broadband subscribers. “In the next 1.5 years, we should gun for 50 per cent of landline customer base becoming broadband enabled customers for us…and that should be driving force for … A news from Economic Times..
|06.04.2017||our case against LICE for promotion from E2 to E3 was on list for hearing in CAT on 06.04.2017 but it could not be heard and next date of hearing has been given as 15th May 2017.|
|05.04.2017||May Lord Rama bless you with Success, Happiness and peace on auspicious occassion of RAM NAVMI|
1)Parliamentary panel recommends “revised VRS” for unskilled employees of BSNL and MTNL:The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting has made a strong case for the government to come out with a “revised VRS proposal” for the employees of BSNL and MTNL. The committee, headed by BJP member Anurag Singh Thakur, said that both the BSNL and the MTNL have been burdened due to transfer of around three lakh government employees who were part of the Department of Telecom Services and Department of Telecom Operations with liabilities of Rs 1,000 crore per month wage bills. Thus, it said, it will be imperative that the government extends support to these two operators on dealing with salaries and other aspects of the work force.”As the skills (of the workers) have become obsolete with the introduction of new technology as they were mainly employed for repairing landlines, the committee is of the view that the department may look into the possibility of skilling these employees for gainful utilisation of their services,” the panel said. A news from Web India….
2)MTNL Mulls Selling Surplus Land, Buildings to Reduce Debt:
Loss-making state-owned telecom firm MTNL has approached the government with a proposal to monetise surplus land and reduce debt.The debt laden company says it has up to Rs 5,000 crore worth of real estate that can be monetised readily.”We have real estate available with us, which is not being effectively utilised. So, we have submitted a proposal that some of that real estate we would like to redevelop, or sell land and building… The proceeds can be utilised for debt reduction,” MTNL Chairman and Managing Director P K Purwar told. A news from News 18….
|03.04.2017||our case against LICE for promotion from E2 to E3 was on list for hearing in CAT on 03.04.2017 but it could not be heard and next date of hearing has been given as 6th April 2017.|
GS wrote a letter to CMD for pro-rata pensioners in accordance with the letter circulated by EPF Organisation for its earliest implementation.
To counter Jio, Airtel, MTNL to offer 2GB data a day for Rs 319..
Joining the tariff war, state-run MTNL will offer 2GB of 3G data per day and unlimited calling within its network for Rs 319 from April 1.
“On its 31st anniversary, MTNL announces new plan from April 1, 2017 that offers 2 GB of 3G data per day and unlimited calling within MTNL network for Rs 319 for Delhi and Mumbai mobile customers,” the company said in a statement.
The plan will remain valid for 28 days after which MTNL customers will have to recharge with same value for availing benefits.
“This promotional offer is valid for 90 days. MTNL customers will also get 25 minutes of free call to other networks everyday and after that they will be charged 25 paise for a minute phone call,” the statement said. A news from Money control..
MTNL to invest Rs 400 cr for 1800 towers; project debt tied up..
State-owned Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd plans to invest Rs 400 crore for installing and commissioning 1,800 mobile towers over the next 8-10 months to improve coverage and data speeds for its subscribers.The loss-making telecom corporation said it has lined up the financing for the project from banks.
“MTNL is taking up many network expansion initiatives. We are going to expand 1,800 sites in Delhi in the next 8-10 months,” MTNL Chairman and Managing Director P K Purwar told PTI. A news from Money Control..
Area Secy. WS Sh. S.K.Tyagi wrote a letter to GM(BSS) WS unit for various problems of maintenance being faced by executives . He asked GM(BSS) to grant a meeting for discussion on these very important issues urgently.
1)BSNL-MTNL merger exercise rendered it relevant, VRS issue shows
The merger of loss-making, state-owned telecom firms BSNL and MTNL is back on the table as the private sector players undergo consolidation in a cut-throat competitive environment. The idea is to tap the synergy between the two firms in order for them to survive in the changed landscape. However, a close look at the blueprint drawn by the department of telecommunications, way back in 2013 to tap synergies between the two to turn them around, shows that most of them have not been acted upon, in what appears to render the merger exercise irrelevant.
The biggest task identified was to cut the employee strength of the two companies by working on a voluntary retirement scheme, but not much has happened on this front so far. Sources said while the VRS issue never progressed during the UPA regime, during the current government’s regime, BSNL had estimated that it would need around R18,000 crore for its VRS programme but nothing has happened so far. A News from Financial Express..
2)A merger between BSNL and MTNL is dialling a disaster:
Reports say that the government is once again contemplating merging the two public sector giants MTNL and BSNL. It’s now a ritual with every government since 2002 to announce the possibility of a merger between the two companies. A news from Money Control..
EPF Organisation issued a letter for allowing members of Employees’ Pension Scheme, 1995 the benefit of the actual salary in the pension fund exceeding wage limit of either Rs. 5000 or 6500 per month from the effective date respectively.
|25.03.2017|| General Body Meeting of TEAM BCP area was held on 24.03.2017 during lunch hours at BCP Exchange Building. Nearly 30 Executives participated in the meeting. the meeting was organised by Sh. Ajay Kumar Atri Area Secy., Sh.Dalbir Singh Area President and Sh. Sunil Duggal Finance Secy. From CHQ Sh. Rajib Kumar AGS and Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj JGS were present in the meeting.Main points of discussion were:
BSNL, MTNL merger to help both firms: BSNL CMD Anupam Shrivastava …..
Amid renewed push for BSNL-MTNL merger, BSNL CMD Anupam Shrivastava has said the combination will be “advantageous” for both the state-owned telecom firms but issues pertaining to debt and salary structure will need to be sorted out first.
A Parliamentary panel report has pointed out that the Telecom Department is planning to place the merger proposal before the Cabinet by June. The Standing Committee on Information Technology last week had said: “On the plan for merger ..A news from Economic Times.
BSNL-MTNL merger: DoT to put plan on Narendra Modi-led Cabinet table in June:
The Department of Telecom (DoT) is working to develop a plan for the stage-wise merger of loss-making state-run telecom operators BSNL and MTNL, and is expected to approach the Union Cabinet with the proposal by June this year.
The telecom ministry feels that a pan-India government operator is important for the sector to keep a check on cartelisation by private players. It anticipates that the ongoing consolidation in the industry will lead to four private players — Bharti Airtel and Telenor, Reliance Jio, the merged entity of Vodafone India-Idea Cellular and the firm created out of the merger of Reliance Communications, MTS and Aircel.
On the merger of BSNL and MTNL, former DoT secretary JS Deepak told the parliamentary standing committee on information technology, “We are working on a plan… I would not say that we have a plan of merging these companies in phases.”A news from The Financial Express.
|17.03.2017|| Parliamentary panel suggests BSNL-MTNL merger:
A Parliamentary panel has suggested merger of state-run telecom firms BSNL and MTNL for their long-term survival. A Parliamentary panel has suggested merger of state-run telecom firms BSNL and MTNL for their long-term survival. The Committee on Petitions, chaired by BJP MP Bhagat Singh Koshyari, in its report tabled in Lok Sabha today, said that it is of the “considered opinion that for the long-term survival and success, merger of MTNL and BSNL would be a good proposition…” Their merger would give both the entities a chance for competing against private sector players, it added.
A news from The Financial Express.
DOT issued an order for implementation of 7th CPC recommendations: Applicability to the BSNL/MTNL absorbees opting for pension for combined service governed under Rule-37-A of CCS (Pension) Rule-1972. As per this order the maximum limit of Death, Retirement gratuity shall be Rs. 20 Lakh W.e.f.01.01.2016.
ED Delhi office issued much awaited list of look after promotion for 42 Executives from Sr. Manager to Dy. GM (Technical).
DOT asked MTNL Corporate office for providing information with regards to financial implication in implementation of one time option to pro rata pensioners. In turn Corporate office has asked this required information from Delhi and Mumbai Units.
Corporate office issued regular promotion orders for 3 executives of electrical wing from AE to Xnggr.
GM(BSS) WS unit has issued a letter in consultation with Director technical with regards to Replacement of Battery Banks of BTS sites, wherein he has conveyed decisions taken in the meeting of management held on 08.03.2017. Management in autocratic manner conveyed a recommendation vide point no 3 that if battery bank life is not expired then the residual value of battery bank shall be recovered from the salary of concerned site in-charge SDE.
Further more in a quick move management has conveyed a committee consisting of 3 DGMs of WS unit for fixing the responsibilities of site in-charge within 15 days.
TEAM Leadership has taken a very serious note of these developments and had 1st round of talk with management.To decide further course of action a general body meeting of executives of WS unit has been called on Saturday Lunch Hour.Please come and raise your voice against injustice. Please Give your valuable suggestions too.
|09.03.2017||It is being reliably learnt that the CMD MTNL has informed the DOT that MTNL will not implement the recommendations of 3rd PRC for its executives/employees . let us unite to fight against this anti employees and executives decision of CMD MTNL.|
|09.03.2017||our case against LICE for promotion from E2 to E3 was on list for hearing in CAT on 09.03.2017 but it could not be heard and next date of hearing has been given as 3rd April 2017.|
1)BSNL, MTNL merger plan back on discussion table: After a hiatus of few years, the proposal to merge BSNL and MTNL is back on the discussion table with top officials at the telecom department once again ‘brainstorming’ on various options before the two loss-making, state-owned entities.
With Honour in Eyes and Great Respect in our heart TEAM wishes A very Happy Woman Day
to each woman working in MTNL.
ED Delhi office issued an order containing the BB Plan for MTNL/BSNL/DOT Employees.
MEETING WITH GM (HR )on 03.03.2017
Gen.Secy. along with Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj, Jt. Gen. Secy.,Sh. K.R. Yadav, Circle President, , Sh. P.C.Saraswat, Sr. Vice President, met GM (HR) to discuss the various pending HR issues viz. One increment to Sr.AO’s/Sr.SDE’s on their regular promotion as per EPP-2007, Financial up-gradation of AMs from E-2 to E-3 after 4 or 5 years as per the provision of EPP-2007, Finalization of seniority list of JAO’s, pending promotion case of Smt. Sadhana Saxena and Sh. Kishan Chander,etc. Issue related to Hindi Officers for promotion and Personnel Officer( Stenographer) for their promotion to Sr. P.S. wherein GM(HR) informed that RR will be formed in this regard and asked us to provide feedback in this regard. GM(HR) further informed that some cases have to be taken up at higher level for their early settlement.
|07.03.2017|| MEETING WITH CMD on 02.03.2017
Gen.Secy. along with Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj, Jt. Gen. Secy.,Sh. K.R. Yadav, Circle President, Sh. S.P.S. Yadav, Circle Secy.,Sh. Rajeeb Kumar AGS, Sh. P.C.Saraswat, Sr. Vice President, Sh. Ajay Kumar, Circle Treasurer,Sh. R.D.Ahirwar, Org. Secy,Sh. Maninder Sareen,Sh. Srikant, and Sh. Naresh Yadav met Sh. P.K.Purwar, CMD, MTNL and greeted him by presenting bouquet on becoming regular CMD of MTNL after a long time. At this occasion, we have asked the reaction of CMD,MTNL about the merger of MTNL and BSNL. The CMD informed that the matter had come for informal discussion but there is no serious move for merger of MTNL and BSNL in DOT. This was also confirmed while many higher ups were contacted by us in DOT regarding this move. Hence, it is requested not to be panic about all these matters which is being aired in the social media. We have also discussed the issue of improving the ongoing critical situation of telecom services in MTNL. CMD was very concerned about the punctuality, discipline and work culture amongst the employees and executives in MTNL . We assured the CMD that our association will move shoulder to shoulder with CMD for improving the telecom services of MTNL in Delhi and Mumbai.
Corporate office issued regular promotion orders for 2 finance executives from JAO to AO.
A grand farewell function was organized by TEAM Delhi on 04.03.2017 at 15 hrs. in CTO Auditorium Eastern Court New Delhi to honor it’s Heroes who have superannuated in recent past.
1) Sh. RamGopal Ex. Circle Secy. TEAM Delhi.
2) Sh. Ranbir Singh Ex. Circle President TEAM Delhi.
3) Sh. N.K.Bhatia Ex. Asstt. Circle Fin. Secy. TEAM Delhi.
4) Sh. A.K.Kapoor Asstt. General Secy. TEAM CHQ.
The Function was attended by huge gathering of executives and distinguish guests Sh. M.K.Bagchi President RTOWA, Sh. S.S.Nanda GS RTOWA, Sh. S.N.Pandey Vice President RTOWA, Sh. Sheel Kumar Vice President RTOWA, Sh. Sunil Kumar, Circle Secy. MEA, Sh. Suresh Kumar GS BTEU BSNL, Sh. Mange Ram Sharma President MTNL Staff Union and some other leaders. From TEAM CHQ every leader was present for felicitation of their own respected leaders.
Dear Comrades !!! It is very unfortunate to inform you that we have lost one of founder member of TEAM . Veteran Leader Sh. R.A.Rajapure is no more among us. He was suffering from multiple diseases. He last breathed in the morning of 04.03.2017.
A very bold , dedicated, decisive and well behaved leader has been gone forever. Although his space cannot be filled by anyone but his inspirational thought will light up our path for our commitment for the welfare of our employees and executives.
We bow our shoulders with wet eyes in honor of departed soul. Let us pray for the departed soul to rest in peace.
भारतीय बाजार के लिये पांच दूरसंचार कंपनियां अनुकूल: दूरसंचार सचिव..
दूरसंचार सचिव जे. एस. दीपक ने कहा कि भारतीय दूरसंचार बाजार में एकीकरण का नया दौर शुरू हो रहा है, जिससे पांच बड़ी कंपनियों के बने रहने की संभावना है। इससे पर्याप्त प्रतिस्पर्धा सुनिश्चित होगी। चीन के बाद दुनिया का दूसरा सबसे बड़ा मोबाइल सर्विस मार्केट भारत इस समय व्यापक स्तर पर एकीकरण के दौर से गुजर रहा है। नई कंपनी रिलायंस जियो से मिल रही चुनौतियों से निपटने के लिए पुरानी कंपनियां विलय पर गौर कर रही हैं। इस लिहाज से उनकी टिप्पणी महत्वपूर्ण है। एकोनोमिक टाइम्स से एक खबर………..
TEAM salutes to it’s following Heroes who have been superannuated during recent past:
We are orgainsing a Felicitation Programme as per following schedule:
Venue: CTO Auditorium, Eastern Court New Delhi.
Date and Day: 4 March 2017 Saturday.
Time: 15 hrs.
All executives are invited to this glorious function in honor of above legends of TEAM. Please come and express your gratitude for them.
Come one !!! Come All !!!
DOT issued a clarification with regards to revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners -Delinking of pension from qualifying service of 33 years.
|22.02.2017||our case against LICE for promotion from E2 to E3 was on list for hearing in CAT on 22.02.2017 but it could not be heard and next date of hearing has been given as 9th March 2017.|
CS TEAM Mumbai, Sh. R.R.Mishra along with his circle executive office bearers visited to South, Central, North , West 1, West 2, west 3 ,East1 and East2 areas for revival of these units as well as to listen the problems of basic members. Meeting were organised in Bandra Exchange, Marol Exchange, Borovili Exchange Chembur Exchange and Thane Charai Exchange buildings. All area committees as per Expectations and willing of comrades of the respective areas were revived. The message was clearly communicated to each area representative body that keeping in view Proposed CHQ conference all pending subscriptions must be collected and to deposit at Circle Finance secy within minimum possible time.
Apart from the above meetings meeting were also arranged at Kandivili Exchange, Goregaon Exchange , Andheri Exchange and Cooperage exchange Building. Members were motivated and were advised for being united under the banner of TEAM.
ED Delhi Office issued a list 4 finance executives for financial up-gradation from E3 to E4.
Division level meeting of YVR division was organised on 17.02.17 (lunch hour) in Yamuna Vihar Telephone Exch. More than 20 members have participated in the meeting including Sh.S.P.S.Yadav,Cir.Secy.,Sh. Rajiv Kumar,AGS,Sh. D K Tyagi,Area Secy.TY and Sh. R K Sharma,ACS, Sh.I A Siddiqui,Dev.Secy.YVR.
Following points were discussed,
The gathering was addressed by Sh. Rajib kumar AGS and S.P.S.Yadav CS.Various HR issues and pending issues pertaining to executives were explained in detail. Members were enlightened with regards to progress of each case. Members were assured for a better solutions of their respective local problems.
A general body meeting of West area was organised by Sh. R.B.Aggarwal AS, Sh. Gajraj Singh Area President and Sh. Shailendra Singh ACS along with other area representatives in lunch hour at 9th floor Rajori garden exchange on 16/02/2017. Meeting was attended by Sh.A K Kaushik,G S,Sh.V P Bhardwaj J GS,Sh Rajib Kumar A G S,Sh K R Yadav C P,Sh R D Ahirwar O S,Sh S S Ashija A C S and Sh. Shailendra Singh A C S along with all executives of West area to discuss
MTNL Management issued a concessional BB plan for MTNL/BSNL/DOT Employees . TEAM pursued this matter vigorously.
MTNL Q3 net loss at Rs 819.96 cr surpasses total revenue:
State-run telecom firm MTNL today reported widening of its standalone net loss at Rs 819.96 crore, surpassing its total revenue, during the three-month period ended December 31, hit by increase in finance cost. The company has posted a net loss of Rs 671.59 crore in the same period a year ago. Net loss surpassed its total income of Rs 690.59 crore. The revenue of MTNL declined by 8.6 percent from Rs 756.22 crore posted in the corresponding quarter of previous fiscal. The finance cost during the reported quarter increased by 11.32 percent to Rs 382.28 crore, from Rs 343.39 crore a year ago, accounting for more than half of its total income from operations….. A news from Money Control.
|10.02.2017||NEWS OF UNITED FORUM
The representatives of united forum of MTNL Unions and associations have met Additional secretary(T)/DOT ,Sh. N. Sivasailam today (10/02/2017) in a pre-scheduled meeting on the following agenda:—-
& 2. Merger of 50% DA effectively amounting to 78.2% as on 01.01.2007 to MTNL employees and pensions(pension as on combined basis)
As regards merger of MTNL and BSNL , we have highlighted our well known points of view in this respect. We have insisted that this is a “life and death” question for MTNL and this is an issue that relates to the job security of thousands employees of MTNL and most of them are of erstwhile DOT recruits. Additional Secretary points out that the main hurdle of such merger is that MTNL is a listed company and BSNL is 100% owned by Government. This add to the complication in deciding merger. When we draw his attention to the ways and means of such merger in the given situation as recommended by various committees , he says that their suggestion is on the line of substantial investments by the Government as a pre-condition which may not be favoured by Government. He in turn , suggests that MTNL has inherent capacity and expertise to improve services even at this stage. The expansion of broad band connections and urgent and meaningful use of assets by way of renting out etc. hold the key to MTNL’s turn around .He has insisted that unions and associations can play pivotal role in this respect.
As regards “Merger of 50% DA effectively amounting to 78.2% as on 01-01-2007” he informs that the proposal sent by MTNL includes the need of financial assistance by the Government for its implementation and DOT cannot decide such matter on its own. After quite some discussions, when we insisted that in absence of implementation, MTNL employees will be permanently deprived of this part of DA neutralization, he says that DOT will send this proposal to D.P with DOT’s recommendations. He also says that left to him alone he favours implementation, but DOT alone cannot decide this. On our specific query: whether we can remain hopeful, his cryptic reply was : one should always remain hopeful.
Meeting lasts for 1.5 hrs and ends with some positive note.
It is for information to all Circle Office Bearers of Delhi and CHQ office bearers present in Delhi that an urgent meeting is scheduled for tomorrow i.e. on 08.02.2017 at 14 hrs. in room no.756 of Kidwai Bhawan ND. Please make sure to attend the meeting without failure.
|07.02.2017||our case against LICE for promotion from E2 to E3 was on list for hearing in CAT on 07.02.2017 but it could not be heard and next date of hearing has been given as 22th February 2017.|
GS wrote a letter to Dir. HR for wrong recovery made for Sr.SDEs /Sr. AOs due to excess payment . Management is denying one additional increment as per its own EPP-2007.
MTNL borrowing money to meet day to day requirement: Manoj Sinha ....Loss-making telecom PSU MTNL has been hit hard by debt and it is borrowing money to meet its day-to-day requirements, Union Minister Manoj Sinha said today. “Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) is borrowing money to meet its day-to-day requirement,” Sinha said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha. Total debt on MTNL reached Rs 19,418.23 crore at the end of December 31, 2016, from Rs 11,542.3 crore in 2012-13, according to the data shared by the minister. The debt is over six times MTNL’s annual revenue registered in 2015-16. “Due to debt burden and fund crunch, MTNL has gone slow in upgradation of equipment during last 4-5 years. One of the reasons for service quality is due to non-investment in access network of fixed lines,” Sinha said. A news from economic times…
GS wrote a letter to CMD MTNL against a move of MTNL management to close MTL(Millennium Telecom Limited) 100 % Subsidiary of MTNL.
The representatives of United forum of MTNL Unions & Associations met Member (Services) in a pre- scheduled meeting today. The agendas, e.g.(1) merger of MTNL & BSNL (2) Merger of 50% DA effectively amounting to 78.2% as on 01.01.2007 to MTNL employees and pensioners and issues related to C.G.H.S the briefs on which were submitted earlier, were discussed thoroughly .Issue of pro-rata pensioners also was discussed. DDG (Estt.) was also present in the meeting.
As regards Merger of MTNL & BSNL, Member (services) informs that Secretary / DOT is quite affirmative about this. But some consensus approach is required between the Unions and Associations of both MTNL and BSNL. On management side also from both MTNL and BSNL, some united approach is required. This helps DOT/Ministry to take decisive decision on this. At present there is a move for uniting the wireless network and services of MTNL and BSNL. But that too faces problem from different perceptions between MTNL and BSNL. As regards the issue of merger of 50% DA , Member (Services) tries to know exact financial implication both for current payment as well as for arrears. Member (Services) informs that this issue is still under the domain of PSU and advised us to deal with Add. Secretary. As regards issue of C.G.H.S Member (Services) informed that DOT is taking up the matter with Director (CGHS) , Nirman Bhawan for its implementation at Mumbai. But as regards the matter of our suggestion that enhanced rate of contributions should not be applicable for MTNL /BSNL, he is sceptical. He agrees to take up the issue with MTNL for full reimbursement of amount to the concerned pensioners against contribution. The issue of another scope of fresh pension options for the pro-rata pensioners, we have updated him the present status of the issue and requested him to use his good office so that MTNL sends the reports to DOT as called for.
|02.02.2017|| GS along with Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj JGS, Sh. P.C.Sarswat Senior Vice President, Sh. K.R.Yadav CP, Sh. S.P.S.Yadav CS and Sh. Ajay Kumar CFS met with Dir. (HR &EB) on 31.01.2017 to discuss the various HR issues pending since long.
Dir. (HR) assured positively and sympathetically to look into matter and asked us to submit the detail of such cases so as to settle the same.
Dir.(HR) asked us to submit the detail of such cases so that judicious decision may be taken.
RETIREMENT FUNCTION OF SH.RAM GOPAL
Ex. CIRCLE SECRETARY TEAM DELHI
Sh. Ram Gopal Ex. Circle Secretary TEAM Delhi retired on 31.01.2017 after attaining the age of superannuation. He was posted in Shahdra Telephone Exchange. Our Executives of Shahdra Telephone exchange organized a function for giving me a farewell. The farewell was attended by all executives of TY area and many office bearers from circle and CHQ. Sh. Ram Gopal was praised by each speakers for his devotion to work place, organization as well for family. His well behaved attitude, smiling face and culture for harmonious relation with each of us will be remembered for ever. His contribution for betterment of executives and fighting spirit for cause to prevail truth cannot be forgotten. TEAM expresses sincere gratitude for his contribution towards this great organization.
ED Delhi Office issued a letter for calling of CR of 16 eligible finance executives for regular promotion to the post of CAO/Sr. Manager Finance.
|27.01.2017||AGM of W-1 areas was held on 25.1.2017. Circle Secretary Com. R.R.Mishra along with Circle and CHQ office bearers and large number of members of the branch attended the meeting. After detailing activities at various levels to members who attended the meeting new Area committee was formed for G.M(W-1) area at Mumbai for the next term. For list of newly elected office bearers please click here.|
|25.01.2017||TEAM Mumbai already issued agenda for a meeting with ED, Mumbai. Members may suggest inclusion of any other point worth taking up with the management. Click here for the agenda submitted.|
TEAM WISHES TO ALL EXECUTIVES AND THEIR FAMILIES
A VERY HAPPY REPUBLIC DAY — 2017
United Forum of Union and Association wrote a letter to Director Policy CGHS with regards to revision of rates of subscription due to revision of pay and allowances of Central Govt. Employees and revision of pension and Family pension on account of implementation of recommendation of VII th Pay Commission.
|19.01.2017||Annual General Body meeting of W1 area, Mumbai has been fixed on 25.1.2017 at Bandra Telephone Exchange on 8th floor at 3.30 pm. All Office bearers of West 1 area are requested to attend it. In the said meeting various issues of area & cicle will be discussed. New area committee will also be formed. Area Secretary|
NDMC ties up with MTNL to offer free Wi-Fi in Delhi:
With its ambitious Wi-Fi project in Connaught Place and Khan Market losing popularity due to poor connectivity, New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has now tied up with MTNL in a fresh attempt at offering free internet connectivity in its areas.
NDMC had partnered with Tata Teleservices in 2014 to provide the service in inner and outer circles of Connaught Place, one of the significant business and leisure centres in the city.
The civic body had claimed that the service is the largest in India. Similarly, NDMC had partnered with Tata Docomo to provide the facility in Khan Market.
At present, the service can be availed by 5,000 people with an average speed of 512 Kbps. The first 20 minutes within a 24-hour period are entirely free after which scratch cards can be purchased in various denominations in the market.
However, visitors and traders have been complaining for months that the service is not functioning seamlessly, a claim confirmed by the civic authorities.
“We had earlier launched the services with full preparation, but the plan did not work well. Initially, it worked fine but the connectivity has been slow lately,” a senior NDMC official told . A news from Economic Times….
GS wrote a letter to CMD MTNL and Principal CCA Delhi region for deadlock in preparation and printing of Central Govt. PPO books of combined holders and issue of NOC by the office of Principal CCA New Delhi to pensioners for getting CGHS Cards.
GS wrote a letter to CMD for full reimbursement of contribution to be paid by individual pensioners to avail CGHS benefits.
ED Delhi Office endorsed a list of 114 regular SDEs for their further posting as per requirement in different Area GM/ other Units.
A general body meeting of GSM / WS area was held today during Lunch Hour at 2nd Floor committee room of CGO Complex. Sh. P.C.Sarswat Senior Vice President of Delhi, Sh.Rastogi CHQ office bearer , Sh. V.P.Srivastva ACS of Delhi and Sh. S.K.Tyagi Area Secy. of WS unit organised the meeting in very disciplined way. The meeting was attended by more than 70 members of area along with Sh. A.K.Kaushik GS, Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj JGS, Sh. S.P.S.Yadav CS Delhi, Sh.K.R.yadav CP Delhi and Sh. Ajay Kumar CFS Delhi.
Members of WS unit placed their burning issues being faced by them in day to day working some of them are as follows:
GS wrote a letter to Dir. (HR) for conveying him view points of TEAM for recently circulated Recruitment Rules for promotion from post of assistant manager (E2) to Deputy Manager (E3).
Corporate office issued a letter to MTNL Mumbai and Delhi Unit for calling CR and Vigilance clearance report for regular promotion of CAO for 20 Finance executives.
|08.01.2017||As per DOT, the technical issues in the implementation of Govt’s order to extend CGHS benefits to the pensioners of MTNL/BSNL as poised by CGHS /R.K.Puram unit earlier , is fully resolved. It is resolved in the meeting held on 06.01.2017 between DOT and CGHS (Policy), Nirman Bhawan.|
It has been decided to hold next CHQ Conference in the 3rd week of April-2017. All Circle/Area Secretaries are requested to clear their CHQ Quota up to April 2017 to the CHQ Finance Secretary Sh.C.U.Gade immediately. Circle/Area Secretaries are further requested to hold the Area/branch meetings to elect the delegates for the ensuing conference.
The detailed notice for CHQ conference along with all details of venue, Schedule of programme and special contribution in form of CHQ Conference fee and delegate fees will be announced shortly.
Min. of Health & Family Welfare has convened a meeting to be held
on 06/01/2017 which will be a”ended by all stake holders, i.e., DOT(PAT Section), CGHS (Policy Unit) and O/o the Additional Director (HQ) / CGHS, R.K. Puram to sort out the glitches in the implementation of CGHS bene5ts for MTNL/BSNL pensioners. DOT will be represented by both DDG(E) 7 Director (TE) in the said meeting. It is expected that the issue will be conclusively decided this time.
Meanwhile CGHS, R.K.Puram appears to have been already set to implement this immediately for MTNL/BSNL pensioners. In fact in a few such cases that CCA/Delhi provided the NOC mentioning “Head of Account “, “Equivalent CDA Pay Scale with GP and “Range of Pay,”CGHS, R.K.Puram has started issuing CGHS Cards.
|02.01.2017|| Congratulations to one and all
It is to inform that CGHS facility has been extended to retired employees/executives. The executives who have got new PPO issued may apply for CGHS cards at R.K.Puram ND Office.
TEAM WISHES YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
A VERY HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS