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         <<phtos cwc meeting>>                              <letter>>

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Press release of the Resolutions adopted after the two days workshop of Officers Associations.   << Press release of the resolutions>>>

   
30-09-14 Our beloved CHQ President Com S N Prasad retired from MTNL services  after attaining  superannuation today i.e 30th September 2014.We congratulate him on his retirement. He has contributed a very dedicated and sincere service to the department. He has always been fighting for the betterment of the company and the welfare of the Executive, he will continue to fight for the same . He has retired from MTNL services, not from Association services, he will continue as our President.  We wish a very happy, healthy and prosperous future for him. May god bless him and his family. Best wishes of thousands of Executives will  always be with him.
   
29-09-14 GS writes to Director (Fin) and Director (HR) rearding abnormal delay in deciding inter-se-seniority and to promote eligible JAOs to AO pending settlement of inter-se-seniority.  <<<letter>>
   
29-09-14  Media Report : 'Will revive BSNL, MTNL as I did Coal India': Ravi Shankar Prasad- Loss-making state-owned telecom service providers, Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) and MTNL will not be privatised; instead they will be turned around, telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said.

For detailed news ... click the link ..........  <news>

   
26-09-14  Meeting with Jt Secretary (T), DOT-----

GS, Com V K Tomar along with AGS, Com D P S Chaudhary met Jt Secretary (T) Shri V Umashankar and had comprehensive discussion on financial condition of the company and ways and options to get it revived. Jt Secretary said that he is the Govt nominee Director on MTNL board and know the internal condition of the company which is very bad and requires immediate actions on two fronts i.e policy decisions by Govt and improvement of services by MTNL management and its staff. He said that MTNL services are very poor and expressed his concern over deteriorating service quality of MTNL. He asked Association to play a very pro-active role to improve the services and save company. GS explained how there is no expansion for last five years and funds are not  available even  for maintenance of existing services even for petty items. GS requested him to get BWA refund payment and a regular board for MTNL, which are essential things for MTNL to run it. Jt Secretary agreed with the views of the GS and explained why CMD & Director (Tech) could not be posted on regular basis, but clarified that things are in process to short out the hurdles. He also said that he was pursuing hard to get BWA refund payment to MTNL. But, He said that merger of MTNL  &BSNL is the best solution for revival of both the companies for which govt is making efforts. HR sub -committee has been asked to give its report on inter-se-seniority issue of officers by 30th October 2014. Inter-se seniority of officers of MTNL and BSNL has been identified as most critical issue in merger. JS asked GS to coordinate with the committee to complete the work and submit the report in due time.

 

   
26-09-14 GB meeting of JKP Division---A well  organized  GB  was held today in JKP exchange building. Meeting was attended and addressed by CS Com Sunil Kumar, CHQ VP Com Parmil Gupta, AGS, Com Sanjay Kumar, CT Com Satyavir Singh, Jt CS Com Vimal Sundriyal , AS(Trans) Com Birgesh Kumar Sharma & DS Mrs Madhu Rani. CS replied the queries raised by the members.
   
26-09-14 GB meeting of Dwarika Division---A well organized GB Meeting of Dwarika Division was held on 25-09-14 which was attended and addressed by CS Com Sunil Kumar, CHQ V P Com Pramil Gupta, AGS Com Sanjay Kumar, Jt CS Com Vimal Sundriyal & ACS Com Prasant Singh. CS clarified the queries raised by the members. Divisional representatives were elected for new term. Com  K G Paliwal, DE (OD), Com Rajeev Ranjan, SDE (BB) & Ramveer Singh, PRO were elected as President, DS & Treasurer respectively.
   
26-09-14   GS along with other office bearers and members participated and  GS addressed the Lunch hour demonstration of SNEA(I) against the vindictive actions of Kerla Circle CGM who  dies-non 1300 officers  and Charge sheeted Circle Secretary and other office bearers of Kerla circle after they raised the issues of corruption by him in Kerla Circle.  GS MEA had announced the active support  to this agitation in case it continues further, but in the evening CMD BSNL called the SNEA office bearers and resolved the issues. CHQ office bearers were sitting on indefinitely hunger fast for last four days. We congratulate SNEA CHQ office bearers and Kerla Circle comrades.
   
25-09-14 Meeting with GM(Adm) Delhi--GS and CS met GM(A) on 24-09-14 and discussed about the delay in issuing local promotion orders in the cadre of SDE/AO and DE/CAO. She informed that ED wanted to know the actual working strength of officers at different levels in every GM Area, so a chart was prepared GM vise. Now this chart will be provided to ED who will decide the local promotion orders in different Executive cadres. She assured, decision will be taken shortly.
   
25-09-14 GB Meeting of Minto road Division of WS Area---GB was held on 24-09-14.GS and CS addressed the meeting and replied the queries of the members. Com Abhishek was elected as Divisional Secretary of the Division.
   
25-09-14 GS met Addl GM(Pers) & DGM (HR) Corporate office  on 24-09-14 and pursued for EE (Civil) DPC, Left out seniority cases, Civil ACP case. They assure to get EE (Civil) DPC conducted in a day or two and informed the status of other cases.
   
25-09-14 Nehru Place Divisional General body meeting- A Well organized GB meeting was held on 23-09-14 at Nehru Place building which was attended by more than 50 officers. Meeting was addressed by GS, CS, AGS Com D P S Chaudhary, CP Com S R Singh, CT Com Satyavir Singh., VP Com R C Sharma, AS Com Karam Vir Singh, DS Okhla Com Bijender Singh and Com Amreesh Kumar  DS NP. GS apprised the house about the latest developments on the  current issues and revival / Merger of MTNL/ BSNLetc
   
24-09-14 Congratulation to Indian Space Scientists and Engineers on the historic achievement of successfully placing Mars Orbitor Mission in the desired orbit of Mars ,that too in its first attempt and in a miniscule budget. Indeed it is a red letter day for Us “Engineers’. This has clearly demonstrated that by applying sheer hard work, dedication, self confidence, farsightedness, honesty in our approach and above all team work culture, we can achieve anything in life. Our resolve of turning around MTNL gets strengthened on this day. We can do this . Let us do this. Let us apply all our efforts in this direction, to see that MTNL becomes healthy in very short span of time. Let us  not waste this energy ,which has been created by this historic feat. Spread this message to one and all.--

GS, MEA and CHQ/ CIRCLE OFFICE BEARERS

   
23-09-14 GS  conveys the  Association views on HR integration issues in the event of MTNL & BSNL merger sought by MTNL management. <<<click for GS letter>>
   
20-09-14 Concessional Telecom facility to MTNL retiree officers/officials, whose PPOs have been delayed,has been extended for another two months i.e upto 30-11-2014. <<letter>>
   
   Meeting with MTNL management on BSNL & MTNL merger issue ---

MTNL Management called a meeting with our Association today at 11AM  regarding HR integration issues in the event of merger of MTNL and BSNL,which was attended by GS along with Com Praveen Passi, Com D P S Chaudhary,  Com Sunil Kumar, Com  R S Maan & Com  Sunil Sonkar. Management informed that an exercise to assess the feasibility  of merger   of MTNL & BSNL has been started, so Association has to give its view on following issues

1 ---Issue of integration of pay scales of MTNL and BSNL

2---Issue of Integration of recruitment rules of MTNL and BSNL

3---Issue of integration of inter-se-seniority of the officers of both the CPSEs.

Association has to give the reply by Monday, so all are requested to give their views on the above issues, if any on gsmtnlea@yahho.com or on our fax 01123311830

 <<<Letter by GM(HR) to Associations>>>

   
18-09-14 GS writes to Secretary DOT to issue the orders to look after the post of Director (Tech) MTNL board. Because of not having  designated Director (tech) on MTNL board, many decisions like DPCs, disciplinary cases and other important decisions in MTNL are pending for quite some time after the retirement of Shri A K Garg CMD who was also having the charge of Director (Tech), but now no director is having the charge of Director (Tech). 

<<<letter>>

   
17-09-14 Secretary, DOT has called a joint meeting of MTNL and BSNL management on merger issue on 24-09-2014 at 2.30 PM in Sanchar Bhawan Committee room.
   
17-09-14 Meeting with GM(HR)--GS along with Com R S Maan, & Com Sunil Sonkar, Jt Secretaries and Com Anirudh Singh, OS (WS) met GM(HR) on 16-09-2014. Addl GM(P) Shri M K Saxena, DGM(Legal) Shri Mukesh Kumar & DGM(HR) Shri F R Tirkey were also present in the meeting. We had a detailed discussion on how to go ahead to fill up all the vacant posts in SDE & DE cadre in the light of pending court cases, expediting EE (Civil) DPC, Official Language Promotion case, Civil ACP corrigendum & seniority cases, anomaly cases were also discussed. Concerned DGMs were asked to expedite the cases.
   
17-09-14 GS along with AGS Com Chaudhary met Director (HR) on 16th Sep and briefed him about the discussion of Association with Secretary DOT  on MTNL revival and also had discussion with Director (HR) to flag the issues of MTNL revival. GS also briefed CMD regarding the discussion with Secretary DOT on various issues. 
   
15-09-14 Meeting with Secretary, DOT & Chairman Telecom Commission Shri Rakesh Garg---

GS, Com V K Tomar along with CHQ Vice President Com Praveen Passi, AGS, Com D P S Chaudhary & CS Com Sunil Kumar met Secretary DOT & Chairman Telecom Commission Shri Rakesh Garg today and had detailed discussion on following issues- At the outset, GS explained the financial condition of the MTNL and the prevailing uncertainty over the mode of   revival of MTNL/BSNL and diverse views of the govt reported by media. GS stressed on revival of MTNL through merger or no merger. We also brought to his knowledge the shortage of BTS and other resources for expansion and maintenance of services and also the huge liability of Rs 1400 crore interest PA, which he took seriously and seemed to be positive towards the revival of MTNL/BSNL.

1---Merger of MTNL & BSNL--

Secretary was surprised over the media report regarding ruling out of merger by PM Shri Narendra Modi. He said that matter has not yet gone to PM so there is no question of rejecting or accepting the proposal of merger by Prime Minister, so media report has no truth. He said it is under consideration and will be decided only after the reports of three committees of operation, finance and HR. He said HR issues will be more critical in this matter.But he said that Government intension is very clear to revive MTNL and BSNL and there is no thought of shutting down these PSUs, but he was not satisfied with the services given by both the companies and said that in Kashmir tragedy, the restoration of mobile tower is lowest of BSNL in comparison of  Private operators and he asked us to improve the services. GS explained all the constraints in expansion and maintenance of services of MTNL because of non availability of funds and other resources.

Revival of MTNL through additional source of revenue--

GS explained how it is difficult to see the revival of MTNL with the present set of services being offered by MTNL that to in only two metro cities where tele-density is already 140% and there are no funds available for expansion and maintenance of services. GS asked Secretary to give the work for additional source of revenue generation through MTNL participation in Digital India Programme of Govt of India, Cloud computing, Surveillance/ Security schemes of govt etc and presented a 60 pages power point presentation prepared by Dir (HR) MTNL for his consideration and he assured to look into this presentation and also call MTNL Management next week to discuss the issues related to the revival of MTNL.

Posting of regular CMD & Director (Tech)---

We raised that there is no regular CMD in MTNL for quite some time, which affects the performance of the company and Dir (Tech) post is also vacant for last 3 years and surprisingly no one is even looking after this post for last 5 months, because of this, many decisions to be taken by Dir (Tech) are pending like DPCs, appeals in disciplinary cases and many more decisions related to the services also.

Secretary said very clearly that CMD selection is pending because of pending merger issue, but assured that DOT will issue the orders of looking after of Director (Tech) post.

Payment of BWA refund charges

We raised that MTNL is under huge debt and is struggling to meet the expenditures and taking loans to pay salary while the BWA refund approved by Govt is yet to be received by MTNL. We requested him to consider the early payment. He assured to look into this issue.

In the discussion, Secretary said that there is lack of motivation amongst the staff of govt companies in comparison to other private companies. We informed him the reasons of de-motivation amongst MTNL staff that are stagnation in one cadre for more than 15 years that to in young and qualified officers, capping on perks and allowances, denial of 78.2% fitment etc. So he could not say much and listened every thing patiently and his response was very positive and encouraging in all issues.

Meeting was very effective and succesful in respect of turning arround MTNL.

 

   
15-09-14

News related to MTNL & BSNL Merger

KOLKATA: The telecom department (DoT) is considering either de-listing Mahanagar Telephone Nigam (MTNL) and then merging it into Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL), or listing the latter and finalising a merger swap ratio based on the valuation of the two state-run telecom companies, with the first being the more likely option, top government officials told ET. Indications are that consultant KPMG may be involved in preparing the merger roadmap and also doing an independent thirdparty assessm ..

Read more at:
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/42486502.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
 


Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided not to merge state-owned telecom companies MTNL and BSNL, a move that could well be termed as the first by the present NDA government to overturn a major decision of the previous UPA government.
Sources in the government said that instead of infusing fresh capital or merging them to revive the cash-strapped and loss-making BSNL and MTNL, the Prime Minister has asked the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to consider a proposal for the outright purchase of the optic fibre cable (OFC) network of the former, which is the largest in the country. “Once owned by the DoT, the OFC network could be used for early rollout of the government’s ambitious ‘Digital India’ programme,” they added.
The government’s “Digital India” programme aims to provide broadband connectivity to all 20 lakh village panchayats and also build wifi-enabled “smart cities”.
By a very rough estimate, made recently, the government would need an 18-lakh to 20-lakh route km OFC network to take broadband all across the country.
please click on the link:
http://www.asianage.com/india/narendra-modi-rolls-back-upa-s-bsnl-mtnl-merger-519

 

 

   
14-09-14
BBNL has proposed to engage 27 consultants on all India basis, the last
date of submission of application is *25.09.2014.* DOT/BSNL/MTNL retired officers are required

The detailed terms and conditions may be seen on BBNL website
www.bbnl.nic.in

 
   
14-09-14 GS attended and addressed the CHQ Office Bearers and Circle Secretaries meeting of SNEA(India)/ BSNL on 05-09-14 in YMCA Tourist Hostel New Delhi and assured MEA's support in their protest action for standard pay scales, CPSU hierarchy, 30%  corpus for post retirement benefits to BSNL recruited employees etc. Resolution of these issues in BSNL will help a lot in MTNL to get these issues settled, for which we are pursuing for a long time and planning to fight strongly in the days to come.  

GS Com V K Tomar, CHQ President Com S N Prasad & CS Com Sunil Kumar addressed the  lunch hour demonstration of SNEA at BSNL HQ on 11-09-14. A large number of MTNL Comrades participated in this programme.

<<<photo>>

   
13-09-14 GS again met CMD on 12-09-14 and requested to take early actions on the DOT orders regarding provision pension payment to MTNL employees  who retired in April 2014 and onward. He informed that Corporate office has issued instruction to Delhi and Mumbai to prepare the sanction letters and send to CCA Delhi and Mumbai for pension payment to the retired employees. GS also asked him to get the process expedited for early preparation of PPOs. He assured all actions required in the respect.
   
13-09-14

Our Area Secretary  ITTM ,Sh. Pankaj Sharma  consecutively I Ind time  got the first position in Hindi Kavita competition of MTNL Delhi, held on the occasion of Hindi Pakhwara.We congratulate him for his continuous achievement.
   
13-09-14 Meeting with CGM(WS)--GS along with AGS, Com Chaudhary, CS Com Sunil Kr & CT Com Satyavir Singh met CGM(WS) on 12-09-14 and expressed the Association's deep concern towards the poor mobile services  and had detailed discussion on how to improve the services and also the decisions to be taken by MTNL management and DOT in this regard. He that 450 batteries have been purchased and about 250 old batteries have been replaced with new one, but rest are yet to be replaced. We ask our officers to make all efforts to replace old batteries with the left out new batteries at the earliest.     
   
13-09-14   Shri Sultan Ahmed has Joined as GM(Finance), Delhi Unit. GS along with Com Praveen Passi, Com Sunil Kr & Com Satyavir Singh met him on 12-09-14 and requested for expediting the process of sending service books of retirees to CCA for further action to prepare PPOs and also asked him to provide the resources sought by CCA for smooth functioning to prepare PPOs. He showed the priorities of his actions on this issues and assured fast actions in the days to come.
   
13-09-14 Fresh option to Pro-rata pension optees---File of this case is now with DDG (FEB) in DOT Finance wing for his views , GS along with CHQ Vice President Shri Praveen Passi met DDG(FEB)  on 12-09-14 and explained the case with the request to put up positive views. He assured to clear the  file next week.
   
13-09-14  Meeting with CGM(O), Delhi---GS along with CS Com Sunil Kumar & CHQ Vice President Com Parmil Gupta met CGM(O) and had a discussion regarding the improvement of services his instructions to GMs regarding post cut in different executive cadres. We explained things to justify the present number of posts in different cadres and he agreed with our views.
   
13-09-14 Meeting with GM(HR)---GS along with CHQ President, Com S N Prasad, AGS Com D P S Chaudhary & CS Com Sunil Kumar met GM(HR) Shri N K Joshi. on 12-09-14, DGM(HR) Shri F R Tirkey was also present. Following issues were discussed.
  1. Left out seniority cases--file has been sent to Director (HR) for his approval
  2. Official Language cadres promotion case--He informed that the committee formed in MTNL on this issue has submitted its report which is with him, but he also informed that MTNL has also  received a letter from DOT endorsing the govt decision to form a official language cadre in all PSUs on the line of Govt. He provided  govt letter to us and suggested to come out with the views on this letter so that govt rules regarding official language cadres can be implemented in MTNL.
  3. DM(HR)/Mktg/legal/CS RRs-- He said that issue is under consideration, which may take some more time.
  4. EE (Civil) DPC for regular promotion-- He assured that case will be put up for further process in a day or two and DPC will conducted shortly.
  5. Including working spouse in the OPD scheme--After detailed discussion, we convinced him to put up the case for reconsideration of CMD//Dir (Fin) who had earlier denied but agreed to revisit after our strong arguments on this case.
  6.  ACP to the Civil  officers whose Ist ACP became due after 01-10-2000--After our long persuasion, a corrigendum was issued but in this corrigendum, the scale of Ist ACP was not mentioned, so to make the clarity of the case we asked him to mention the scale of 1st ACP, he agreed and assured to take action on our representation in this regard.
  7. JAO seniority--- He informed that case is in process and being viewed in the light of certain court decisions on seniorit.

 

   
  Meeting with CMD---GS  Com V K Tomar along with Com S N Prasad, CHQ President, Com R S Maan,  Com D K Chaddha, Jt Secretaries, Com Shivanand Pandit & Com Mukesh Kahar met CMD on 10-09-14 and discussed following points.
  1. Functional Promotion on time bound basis---We apprised him how officers are stagnating in one cadre for more than 15 years and post based promotion policy can not remove this stagnation so promotion upto certain level be given on time bound basis. CMD personally did not appear positive on this issue and found himself unable to address this issue till the uncertainty regarding permanent CMD and MTNL / BSNL merger is over. We will discuss the present situation and decide further course of action.
  2. Counting Training Period for withdrawing increment for Direct recruits---This issue was discussed in last meeting also where he agreed to reconsider this case. Now also we again raised this issue, he raised many apprehensions regarding complicacies in implementing it from retrospective date, but principally agreed to reconsider it from retrospective date for which he asked us to write again on this matter.
  3. 30% Superannuation benefits---This issue was raised but no much discussion was held because in last meeting also CMD was of the opinion that this issue will be considered in the light of the decision in BSNL.
  4. Separate funds for CETTM/ITTM-- we apprised him how it is very difficult to meet the expenditure of training centers in the absence of separate funds for them and how they are facing difficulty in meeting day to day  requirement. He did not agree for separate fund in the present financial condition of the company but assured that any fund required for important expenditure will be approved by CO on priority basis.
  5.  Discussion on services and financial condition of MTNL and also merger of MTNL & BSNL was also held. GS  again suggested CMD that  these short meetings will not be helpful for identifying the problems and finding solutions, but a  comprehensive and detailed discussions and meetings are required between the staff/officers side representatives and MTNL board to understand and find the solutions of today's deep crises of the company. CMD  agreed on our view point .
   
10-09-14 Meeting with Director (HR)---GS along with CHQ President Shri  S N Prasad, Jt Secretary Shri  D K Chaddha, Shri Shivanand Pandit & Shri Mukesh Kahar our Comrades from Mumbai met Director (HR) on 09-09-14 and discussed following issues. GM(HR) Shri  N K Joshi was also present in the meeting.
  1. Immediate Ist promotion from AM to DM by scrapping E3 RRs--We strongly expressed that because of  long stagnation in AM cadre in different disciplines, there is deep resentment and frustration in the officers because of many reasons like pending court cases, non availability of RRs, non availability of sufficient number of posts to give fast promotions through post based promotion policy. So we suggested that  to come out of all hurdles, there is one solution to scrape RRs at E3 level and promote all AMs in different disciplines to the Post of DM with the financial upgradation. Director (HR) said that MTNL and BSNL merger is under consideration and  HR committee is going to start  consultation with Unions and Associations on HR issues,  so no fresh issues can be taken up in isolation in MTNL, only the issues of present RRs and Promotion Policies can be discussed  and he said that committee will invite the Association shortly for consultation on HR issues. He asked us to flag out the issues to be shorted out in the light of on going process of merger.
  2. Counting training period for withdrawing increment--We requested  him to again put the case for revisit by the present CMD. He said that case was recommended by him and Director (Fin), but was regretted by CMD on the ground that there is no provision in RRs . Dir (HR) asked us to represent the case with additional supporting facts to put the case again because without any additional supporting facts, case can not be put up again on the same facts  and ground on which case has already been regretted by the CMD.
  3. Including working spouse in OPD--In this case also Director (Fin) had  not agreed on certain grounds, It will again be discussed with GM(HR) to prepare the case again by addressing the queries by DF.
  4. CETTM/ ITTM issues---  We  had already provided the brief of all the issues related to CETTM. He informed that regarding  providing funds to CETTM for their requirments, decision has been taken in ECM to retain certain % with CETTM.. other issues including  faculty  & non faculty will be discussed first with CGM/ED and again with DH.
  5. 30% Corpus for post retirement benefits---a brief discussion was held because he was not much equipped with this issue which had been discussed two three times with CMD/Dir (Fin) in detailed. He sought a brief detail on this issue from Addl GM(P) Shri M K Saxena who was also present in the meeting. Because of paucity of time no detailed discussion could take place .

     Regarding issues having financial implication, he said will not be considered at this point of time when there is deficit of Rs 225 crore per month. Association will further discuss with CMD and decided accordingly.

   
10-09-14

Telcos must keep rivalries out: Ravi Shankar Prasad

MTNL keen to sell 50 per cent in Millennium Telecom to BSNL

   
09-09-14 MTNL ED Office has called for CRs for Regular promotion to the E5 grade Sr. Manager (Telecom) . This has been issued in continuation to the letter of same subject by MTNL Corporate Office.

All the Officers are requested to ensure that their CRs are complete in all respect forcompletion of the work at the earliest.

Letter is attached  ........................ <letter>    (file2>

   
09-09-14 Orders of disbursement of pensionery benefits to all combined service optee absorbed employees of MTNL-regarding disbursement of provisional pension/Gratuity. <<<DOT Orders>>>

DOT writes to CMD regarding disbursement of pensionary benefits to the combined service pension optee absorbed employees of MTNL retired w,e,f April 2014 and onward. <<<<DOT letter>>>.

We wrote and pursued  these cases vigorously along with RTOWA.

   
08-09-2-14- After our long persuasion , Corporate Office has issued corrigendum regarding regulation of Pay Scale of JE (Civil) whose 1st ACP under Govt Scheme became due after absorption in MTNL but before 01-10-2004. <<<orders>>
   
07-09-14 DOT has issued the orders of provisional pension to the MTNL retirees who retired in April 2014 and onward whose PPOs have not been issued. orders will be uploaded shortly.
   
05-09-14

Media News ----- Should be able to convince unions for MTNL merger: BSNL.       Please click the link for news item ...................................................    .<news>   

   
05-09-14 Government notifies new pension rules to check delays

 

Govt sets up body for viability check to revive sick PSUs. 

   
04-09-14
Click the following to access the shared link:
Digital India project could be a lifeline for MTNL, BSNL
MTNL has proposed the formation of a separate 50:50 joint venture with BSNL for jointly delivering citizen services across India at a flat rate of Rs 25 per transaction.
 

 

   
03-09-14  Economics Times News ----  BSNL and MTNL to be merged by July 2015 . As per the news The telecom department (DoT) has for the first time set a cutoff date—July 31, 2015—for  the merger of  Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd.  

Please click the following link for detailed news.............. News_Item

   
03-09-14 GS writes to Hon'ble MOC & IT Shri Ravishankar Prasad regarding revival and survival of  MTNL by considering  Permanent MTNL board, Additional Capital Investment, Additional source of revenue through participation in Digital India programme, City Surveillance & Disaster Management projects of Govt of India and state govts.    <<<see letter to MOC & IT>>>
   
02-09-14 GS along with Com Satyavir Singh attended the GB meeting of ITTM, Delhi on 01-09- 14 and  apprised the ITTM faculty members with the developments on various issues relating the revival and servival of MTNL and welfare issues of the Executives and also replied the queries. . Com Punkaj Sharma ,AS  raised the problems of the ITTM and faculty members. GS assured to take up the issues relating to the ITTM with the MTNL managmen .Com Rajkuma Gupta, Principal. ITTM presided over the meeting
   
31-08-14
View Media Reports:
   
30-08-14 Corporate Office  Calls for ACR/APAR screening report and Vig clearance of 425 eligible  SDEs who fall under zone of consideration for regular promotion to DE against approximately 200 vacancies. <<<corporate office letter>>>
   
30-08-14

 

Mumbai MEA representatives  met CMD MTNL Shri P K Purwar  who was  on Mumbai visit on 28-08-14 ,and discussed following issues,

1-DPC for all   Executives in the cadre of DM,SM,DGM:      

 2-TPAs and Indoor Medical Treatment: problems were raised faced by employees

 3-No Payment of  Pension  & Non Issuance of GOVT PPOs to employees Retired after the month of    April 2014:

5- Problems related to RSTC of MTNL Executives Residing in BSNL AREA

 6- Number of methods for the generation of  additional revenue apart from growth in LL,BB ,FTTH, Lease Lines/circuits.

 I) Surrender of all Premium LL Service Telephone Numbers working in Offices  of MTNL, except the designated one  and Customer Related   on payment basis as per the prevailing procedure to our valued ,prospective customers.

ii) Advertisement in MTNL Buildings/Premises for allowing Corporate Bodies/Banks/Private Organization as we are located in Prominent  and Primary locations of Mumbai.

iii)Estate and Land   monetization Number of  MTNL staff quarters are lying vacant in Navi Mumbai since a long time. Existing Progress  & process of allotment for  ample amount of vacant                                            

space on Leave & License basis is to  be expedited  by rearrangement of MTNL offices/units  to Banks/Government Department/Corporate Houses

iv) On line Payment facility of Telephone Bills /New connection/Recharge/Top up facility to customers in CSC/TR Counters/Sanchar Haats through Bank Debit / Credit cards…this will definitely smoothen accounting procedure by avoiding cash transactions.

v) Disposal of all scraped materials / Departmental Jeeps /vehicles lying in MTNL  compounds, etc

CMD  Assured  appropriate actions on all the issues raised by Association

 Thus, the meeting concluded with vote of Thanks & Wishing all a Happy  Ganesh Chaturthi with Blessings of Lord GOD for the growth & glorious heights  of MTNL in the days to come.

 

 

   
29-08-14 E5 (Sr Manager Trainee RR) case

Mr. Rajshekhar Rao appeared on behalf of the Applicants. When the matter got called out, the Respondents sought a passover. Thereafter, on the second call, Ms. Jyoti Singh, Senior Advocate appeared on behalf of the Respondents, and a request was made for an accommodation for ten minutes since Mr. Rao was on his legs in the High Court. However, due to paucity of time the matter has been adjourned to 25.09.2014.

   
  Meeting with Member (services), DOT---GS Com V K Tomar along with AGS Com D P S Chaudhary and CS Com Sunil Kumar met Member (Services) Shri Ramyag on 28-08-14 and discussed following points. Director (Estt), DOT was also present in the meeting.
  1. Fresh option to pro-rata optees--We briefed the whole case to Member (services) who has taken over the charge after the superannuation of Shri S C Mishra and requested him to expedite the pro-rata optees fresh option case which is still lying in DOT for last 5 months. Director (Est) informed that DOT finance wing has raised many queries which could not be completely replied by Establishment section, but file has been returned to Finance wing with the replies which were possible by Establishment wing. Member (Services) assured positive action at his end. Case will be further discussed with the Member (Fin), DOT for early action on the part of DOT Finance wing so that case may be sent to Department of Pension as early as possible.
  2. CGHS option to MTNL retired employees---Regarding this case also we briefed Member (services) and requested him to take appropriate action to get the approval of Health ministry as early as possible. Director (Establishmen) informed that reply is still awaited from Health Ministry. He even said that there are still some issues unresolved in BSNL case where Health Ministry has already accorded approval, but employees are not getting this facility from CGHS dispensaries and hospitals. He assured that issue will be strongly pursued in health Ministry.
  3. Provisional pension to MTNL retired employees whose PPOs sre not issued--Director (Esst) informed that Establishment wing has already conveyed them that provisional pension can be given upto the maximum period of 6 months but orders will be issued by Finance wing.
   
28-08-14 Presentation meeting with United India Insurance and TPAs---GS along with  AGS Com D P S Chaudhary attended the meeting in Corporate Office Conference hall. GM(HR) Shri N K Joshi chaired the meeting, Addl GM(A) Delhi Unit Shri D N Mishra, DGM (HR), CO Shri F R Tirkey and other officers of Corporate Office and Delhi Unit dealing with medical cases were present. Officers of United India Insurance and TPAs were there to make presentation and to take the grievances of the MTNL employees. United India Insurance representative gave a power point presentation to explain the salient features of the policy implemented in MTNL since 10 March 2014. GS thanked MTNL management for organizing such meeting but  expressed resentment of the Association over the delay in organizing this meeting, it should have been conducted at the time of  extension of this medical policy in March itself. GM(HR) assured to conduct such meetings periodically in Corporate Office and Delhi & Mumbai units also.

Many issues like , demanding advances by hospitals from patients at the time of admission, rejection of claims on flimsy ground, delay in settlement of hospital bills by TPAs at the time of discharge, allowing third child if first child eligibility is over, restricting the charges of certain diseases,  bed charges in policy are very less to the tariffs of bed charges of hospitals, individual problems faced by employees from TPAs were also discussed.  United India Insurance representatives and GM(HR) said that issues which needs changes in policy can only be addressed at the time when this policy is further revised  in March 2015, but the other concerns of present policy raised by employees representatives and  concerned officers of   MTNL who are dealing with this policy will be taken care. Some of the issues raised by us were meant for MTNL management which  GM(HR) assured to look into.

If there are any  problems relating to existing medical policy with  TPAs or Management, tell us, we will take up the matters.

   
26-08-14. After our persistent efforts and persuasion in DOT, Secretary DOT has approved the provisional payment of pension by MTNL to the MTNL retired employees whose PPOs are not prepared and not getting pension after their retirement in the month of April 2014 and onward till the PPOs are prepared and disbursement is done by DOT. 85% of pension paid by MTNL will be reimbursed by DOT. Orders in this regard are expected to be issued in a day or so. Now MTNL retired employees who were not getting pension, will strat getting it from next month onward.
   
26-08-14                            Minutes of meeting with GM(TY) on the agenda of agitation

Congratulations to Trans Yamuna Area Office bearers and members and also to CHQ and circle office bearers for having successfully achieved the purpose of the Association to bring the TY area management to the task to remove the short comings in the area  for maintaining the services  and staff satisfaction efficiently  through their sustained struggle.   Minutes of the Meeting with GM(TY) are self explanatory of the aim and objective of the struggle of TY comrades. <<<click for minutes of meeting>>

   
26-08-14 GS met GM(HR) Corporate Office and requested to expedite the cases for decision which were discussed with Dir (HR) in his presence. He assured tha ACRs for regular promotion to the post of DE will be called for in a day or two and other issues will be further discussed and decuded after he returns form leave on 05th September.

GS also met GM(Fin) Corporate Office and discussed JAOs seniority case and Civil ACP case. He informed that committee report was submitted long back but case is still pending with Dir (HR). Regarding ACP civil case, he assured that file will be cleared in a day or two.

   
25-08-14 GS along with AGS Com D P S Chaudhary & CS Com Sunil Kumar met Addl GM (P)  on 25-08-14 for follow up actions on pending issues in corporate office like , DPCs, seniority revision and restoration, OL promotion case, DM(HR)/Mktg RRs etc. They apprised us of the latest progress on these issues. Regarding OL promotion case issue, committee report will be submitted shortly. They also assured fast action on their part on other issues also
   
25-08-14 There is a presentation i.r.o Group Health Insurence Scheme for MTNL Working Employees by United India Insurance on 27-08-14 in Corporate Office. GS has to attend this presentation which will also be attended by GM(HR), GM(A) Delhi unit and other concerned officers dealing with medical policy. If any one has any problem related to pending floater cases, top up cases, rejected cases, TPA cards  etc or suggestion on medical policy, let it bring  to the knowledge of GS, so that problems can be raised in the meeting. <<<letter>>
   
23-08-14                            Attention to all office bearers

All Area Secretaries/Divisional Secretaries of Delhi and Mumbai have to collect monthly subscription and special contribution and remitte it with your respective Circle Treasurers with in 15 days with the list of the members of their Division and Circle Secretaries will have to deposit CHQ quota of Subscription and special contribution with in 20 days with the list of the members division vise . All CHQ and Circle office bearers are requested to coordinate with Area and Divisional Secretaries to collect the subscription and special contribution.  Note--Mumbai circle office bearers and CHQ office bearers are requested to make extra ordinary organization efforts  to submit the subscription and list of members at the earliest. In recent future, we need a very strong organizational  strength and capability for achieving and safeguarding our legitimate rights. Be unite to face the challenges before us.     

   
23-08-14
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22-08-14  All officers of different disciplines are requested to keep their upto date CRs  ready for functional and financial upgradation .
   
22-08-14 ED Delhi office calls CR for financial upgradation from E6 to E7 in finance stream.<<<letter>>
   
21-08-14 Meeting with Advisor (finance) DOT---GS Com V K Tomar along with Com S S Nanda, GS RTOWA & Com R K Mudgal V P met Advisor (Fin)  DOT, Mrs Nirmala Pillai today on dated 21-08-14 to discuss and expedite the preparation work of PPO books for the employees retired from April 2014 onwards, making an immediate arrangement for provisional pension & pensionary benefits to these retirees , as process of  making PPO books is delayed abnormally. In this regard she informed that orders in respect of provisional pension are likely to be issued shortly by the concerened wing.We also requested her to make possible to have a combined meeting of officers of DOT/ Pr CCA & MTNL to resolve the issues in which retired Association/union representatives should also be called so that the exact position & status of the issue may be known. we also stressed  her to ensure timely payment of pension to the retirees. We also discussed the issue of reimbursement of pension by DOT which is presently limited to 85% and pension contribution is further deducted from the 85%, so it actually comes about 55% reimbursement only. We pleaded that MTNL has already paid pension contribution to the DOT, so the adjustments should be made from that amount. She assured to revisit the case on the merit.
   
21-08-14 Meeting with GM(A) Delhi---GS along with Com Satyavir Singh Circle Treasurer met GM(A) on 20-08-14 and pursued for releasing the local promotion orders in the executive cadres like JTO to SDE, SDE to DE , AO to CAO. GM(A) informed that She and ED are working on the requirement of SDEs in different areas and first priority will be of issuing promotion orders from JTO to SDE and after that in DE/CAO cadres. She assured that efforts will be made to issue local orders from JTO to SDE in 15 days. Pending left out cases of financial up-gradation were also discussed, she called concerned officer and asked to expedite the cases. Some other cases were also discussed.
   
21-08-14 Rajauri Garden Division GB Meeting---GB meeting was held on 20-08-14 in RG Exchange building which was attended by about 50 officers and Com Sunil Kumar, Com P K Gupta, Com Sanjay Kumar AGS, Com Arun Dixit ACT, Com Vimal Sundriyal Jt CS, Com S C Tyagi AS and other Area and Divisional office bearers were also present. Com CS addreesed the meeting and replied the queries of the members. Com Arvin Kumar was elected as Divisional Secretary of RG Division and Com Sandeep Mittal was elected as Area Organising Secretary.
   
19-08-14 Telecom PSUs headless, key posts vacant for months
At a time when the NDA government is talking about efficiency and pace in decision-making, most crucial arms of the telecom ministry are headless.

http://m.timesofindia.com/business/india-business/Telecom-PSUs-headless-key-posts-vacant-for-months/articleshow/40385049.cms
   
    Press release of the Resolutions adopted after the two days workshop of Officers Associations.   << Press release of the resolutions>>>
18-08-14

Workshop for leaders of Officers Associations in CPSUs:

Two days work shop was conducted under the banner of NCOA at YMCA Hall, New Delhi on 16th and 17th August, 2014 on the subject “State of Economy, challenges faced by the CPSUs”. All India Bank Officers Association (AIBOC) represented banking sector, All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF) represented Power sector, SNEA(I) and MTNLEA represented Telecom sector and National Confederation of Officers Association (NCOA) represented other sectors like Oil, Coal, BHEL, Fertilizers etc.

Eminent Economists Dr Prabhat Patnaik, Former Prof/JNU and Dr Biswajit Dhar, Prof/JNU talked about the “State  of Indian Economy”  and “External Economic environment” respectively. Experts like Sri D. G. Patwardhan, CEO Foreign Exchange Dealers Assn talked about the FINANCIAL and banking sector, Sri R. K. Upadhay, Former CMD/BSNL talked about Telecom sector ad Sri Paranjoy Guha Thakurtha, Sr Journalist talked about the Coal and Oil sector.

In the work shop a coordination committee formed at the Central level. The work shop further decided to form coordination committees at State level also. Similar workshops and General body meetings will be conducted at Kolkatta, Chandigarh, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai and Banglore before the Parliament March.

Parliament March will be organized at New Delhi during the winter session of Parliament.

From MTNL, Com V K Tomar,Com Pravin Passi, Com R S Maan, Com Sunil Sonkar, Com Arun Dixit and other activists participated in the workshop.

Sri Ashok Rao, President/NCOA, Com Baby Thomas, General Secretary/NCOA and Com VKTomar Dy Secretary General/NCOA and GS/MTNLEA addressed the workshop.

At the end of the workshop resolutions were passed.

 << Press release of the resolutions>>>

<<<Photos of the workshop>>>

 

   
16-08-14  One week long protest action of TY comrades came to end with the meeting with GM(TY) who addressed the concern of agitating officers to the satisfaction of the Association. Thanks to all office bearers and members who participated and supported the protest of TY comrades for the betterment of the MTNL services and the welfare of TY officers. we also  thank to GM (TY) for resolving the grievances of the hard working officers.  Be united and keep it up. We are committed for the betterment of the MTNL services. All officers are requested to make extra efforts to  provide the efficient services to our esteemed customers, which is our ultimate aim.
   
14-08-14 GM(TY) Area comrades are on protest for last 5 days against the deteriorating services of TY Area. Because of wrong decisions  and careless attitude of TY Area Management, officers are finding it difficult to maintain the services properly. MTNL services can not be left on the mercy of such officers who are not concerned about the  revival/survival of the company and the welfare of  its employees. This struggle is not for any individual demand but to stop wrong and illogical practices and decisions which are proving to be counter productive and becoming the reason of today's financial condition of the company., and  creating unrest and frustration amongst hard working officers. If the concerned officers do not take the appropriate action to resolve the concern of  these agitating officers, this struggle will be intensified to save MTNL for which  TY Area and Delhi unit Management will be solely  responsible .  
   
   
14-08-14 GS writes to CMD to consider the issue of counting training period for withdrawal of increment and including working spouse in MTNL Medical OPD scheme which were agreed by CMD in last meeting to revisit these two cases.. <<letter>>
   
12-08-14 ED Delhi office calls for CRs for IDA pay upgradation under Executive Promotion Policy from E5 to E6 in Finance wing of 51 officers. <<letter>>
   
12-08-14 GS met DDG(E)/Dir (E) DOT on 11-08-14 and discussed about the status of fresh option of  pro-rata pension optees and CGHS option to MTNL retired employees as in BSNL. They informed that Pro-rata option case is in establishment section only to clarify the queries raised by finance wing of DOT and  CGHS option case is still in Ministry of health and a reminder has been sent last week to MoH.
   
09-08-14 Progress regarding pending DPCs in CO--

SDE/DM(T) to DE/ SM(T)----CO has sought the number of officers working as looking after DEs in Delhi & Mumbai unit. After receiving this information, file will be put up again to Dir (HR) for his approval to call for ACRs for regular DPC.

SDE (Civil) to EE (civil)--Mumbai unit  VC has expired, so fresh VC has been sought from Delhi & Mumbai. After receiving VC, DPC will be conducted. We are pursuing to get VC from both circles at the earliest.

AM(Legal), Mumbai--CO has sought the information regarding number of vacancies and qualification of eligible candidates. LLB is the eligible condition for AM(Legal).

   
09-08-14 After our persuasion with ED Delhi, the process of issuing local promotion orders from AM(T) to DM(T) and DM(Fin) to SM(Fin) has started. promotion orders are expected shortly.
   
08-08-14 ED Delhi office calls for CRs for IDA pay upgradation under Executive promotion policy from E4 to E5 (Telecom) & E5 to E6 (Telecom) << letter E4 to E5>>    <<<E5 to E6 letter>>>
   
08-08-14 GS had a discussion with Principal  CCA, Prasad Nagar on 07-08-14 who informed that funds for July month pension payment reimburshment have been approved, and he is also trying to get the orders from DOT for provisional payment of pension for the employees who retired in the month of April and onward till the PPO books are prepared.
   
05-08-14  After our strong persuasion with CMD / DOT and protest by Retired employees, CMD has assured to make payment of pension of July month by Friday. We are fully committed for the cause of the retired employees. We will keep pursuing to ensure early payment terminal benefits and pension to  the retired employees and will not hesitate to resort to protest action if required, it has been conveyed to the CMD and DOT.
   
05-08-14 Govt committed to improve financial health of BSNL & MTNL

<<<< click for media news >>>>

   
04-08-14 GS writes to CMD regarding inordinate delay in payment of terminal benefits to the retired employees w.e.f Jan 2014 onward and payment of pension to the employees retired w.e.f April 2014 onward and also July pension to all retired employees.<<<letter>>
   
02-08-14 Meeting with Member (Fin) & Advisor (Fin) DOT--GS Com V K Tomar along with GS, RTOWA Com S S Nanda & VP RTOWA Com R K Mudgal met Member(Fin) & Advisor (Fin), DOTon 01-08-14 at 3PM and apprised them  about the stand of MTNL management not to pay pension for the month of July due to non availability of funds and unjustified adjustments  by DOT while making refund of pension payment. We  also raised the issue of non payment of terminal benefits to MTNL retired employees. Member (Fin) assured her intervention to settle the issues. We had detailed discussion with Advisor (Fin) regarding how to prepare the PPOs at the earliest by CCA Delhi so as to start the disbursement of pension by DOT and also the payment of pension to the MTNL retired employees who retired in the month of April 2014 and onward. She raised the issue of non cooperation by MTNL in preparing PPOs.
   
02-08-14 Meeting with CMD-- GS com V K Tomar along with VP Com Praveen Passi, AGS Com D P S Chaudhary, CS Com Sunil Kumar, Jt Secretary Com Sunil Sonkar met CMD in the forenoon of 01 August,14 and had a detailed discussion on the following issues
  1.  Financial condition of the company and the further plan to revive it as well as the steps required to improve the services and increase the operational revenue---CMD apprised us of the poor financial condition of the company and the efforts being made at his level to improve the situation. He also asked us to see that all officers work hard to come out of this deep crisis by providing efficient services to the customers. He also said that he will make visit in different areas and take review of all areas. We also suggested him certain steps to be taken at his level and assured that Association will not only make efforts to improve the services and revenue of the company, but will also make its sincere efforts to get the required policy decision from the govt.
  2. Creation of 30% corpus for post retirement benefits to the MTNL recruited employees as per DPE guidelines--Initially he out rightly denied to such provision of creation of corpus, but after our in-depth discussion , he agreed to keep the issue alive for further discussion in view of any development on this matter in BSNL.
  3. Counting training period for withdrawal of increment-- On this matter, he was positive and assured to revisit the earlier decision after some time.
  4. Inclusion of working spouse in OPD scheme--We explained him how it is unjustified to keep working spouse out  from MTNL OPD scheme and asked him to to decide to include the working spouse. He appeared to be convinced with our arguments and assured to revisit the case.
  5. Payment of terminal benefits to the retired employees and also payment of  Pension of July Month--We strongly demanded to pay the terminal benefits to the retired employees at the earliest. We explained the plight of those who have not yet received their terminal benefits for last many months after their retirement and the employees who have not received even their pension for last  4/5 months. CMD explained many reasons of delay payment because of some issues with DOT. Association asked CMD to find the early solution of the issues with DO and make due payments of retired employees at the earliest. CMD assured his best efforts and asked us to pursue with DOT also for funds for payment of pension till PPOs are issued and DOT takes over  the work  disbursement of pension.
  6. JAO seniority--He informed that after the report of the committee, case has been put up for decision and director (HR) has sought some clarification. we requested for early decision.
  7. Review of promotion policy for time bound functional promotion with financial upgradation--after a detailed discussion, he agreed to have a further detailed discussion to find a workable solution of the suggestion given by the Association.

  8. Pending DPCs in corporate office--We brought to his knowledge the status of pending DPCs in corporate office and requested him to get the process fast to issue the regular promotions in different cadres in Telecom/ Civil/Finance.

  9. We also raised the issue of 78,2% fitment, restoration of LTC, capping on medical OPD on  Apl 2008 pay scale and informed him that Association will fight for these issue in the days to come and requested him to take up these issue with Govt  and demand more funds for the development and maintenance of MTNL services and also for payment of our legitimate demands.

   
02-08-14 Meeting with ED Delhi---GS  Com V K Tomar along with CS com Sunil kumar, CT Com satya vir singh & jt CS Com Rajkumar Sharma met Ed on 01-08-14 in the after noon at 5 PM and a detailed discussion on the following issues. GM(A) Mrs Meena Chauhan was also present in the meeting which lasted upto 7.30 PM.
  1. Detailed discussion was held on the recent problem of broad band server (DNS)  and steps required to avoid any such interruption in future, and also  how best efforts can be made to improve the services and revenue of the company.
  2. Local promotions in SDE/DE/AO/CAO cadre--Association  pleaded for early action to issue the local promotion orders in these cadres. Association expressed its resentment over the abnormal delay to issue promotion orders from JTO to SDE inspite of the fact that ACR were called for for local promotion to the SDE cadre many months ago. ED assured early action to issue the local promotion orders in all these cadres.
  3. Extending  required facilities to the MTNL staff attached with CCA for preparing PPOs of retired MTNL employees-- CCA Delhi  region informed Association that required facilities like PCs,  telephone connection and proper sitting arrangement have not been  provided by  Delhi unit. We raised this issue before ED, who assured to provide the facilities required for early and smooth preparation of PPOs by CCA Delhi region. He called GM(Fin) and asked to meet the requirement of  staff deputed for PPO preparation.
   
02-08-14 GS along with other office bearers presented bouquet to Shri S C Mishra, Member (Services) DOT on his retirment on 31 July  in his chamber and wished for his peaceful and happy retired life. <..photo.>
   
30-07-14 Orders of ED Delhi Officeke

Shri N K Jain, GM(OP&Mktg ) will take over the charge CGM (D)---<<orders>>

Transfer posting in GM cadre--<<<orders>>>

looking after promotion of 6 officers to the post of DGM(T)--<<orders>>

   
29-07-14 AVK Global Trainers are organizing one day programme on Mind and Memory empowerment on 2nd August,2014. <<<click for details>>>
   
30-07-14
E5 competitive exam case-- The captioned matter was listed on 24-07-14.  MTNL sought adjournment on the ground of non-availability of Senior Advocate Ms. Jyoti Singh. This request was opposed by our advocate but the Counsel appearing on behalf of the Applicants in Item No. 70 did not oppose this request for adjournment
Therefore the matter is now listed for hearing on 26.08.2014.
 
   
29-07-14

 

                                    GS Mumbai Visit

  25-07-14---

CETTM Meeting-In the forenoon, CETTM area meeting was held in CETTM hostel building. Issues related to the CEETM were discussed in detailed. Members raised many problems and suggested how more revenue can be generated from this state of the art training center. GS explained other issues also related to the pay promotion and pension and assured that issues raised by CETTM will be taken up with the CMD, Director (HR) & ED Mumbai. GS also had a discussion with the official language cadre and Civil wing colleagues regarding their pending issues.

CEC Meeting---was held in Wadala Telephone Exchange Conference Hall in the afternoon which lasted upto 8PM.  CEC was presided over by Com S N Prasad. GS Com V K Tomar addressed the CEC and recalled the achievement of the Association and explained all issues related to the revival of MTNL, constitution of 3rd PRC, Promotion Policy, DPC in different executive cadres, 78.2% fitment, and other issues of different disciplines and assured house that all efforts will be made to see the revival of the company and settlement of all other issues which are being rigorously pursued by the CHQ at Govt/DOT/MTNL Corporate office level. GS also replied the queries of the CEC members and appealed members to work hard to improve the efficiency and revenue of the company so as to ensure the implementation of 3rd pay revision.  Com J J Mathias CS Mumbai, Com D P S Chaudhary, AGS & Com Sunil Kumar CS Delhi also spoke in the meeting.  

 26-07-14—

 Meeting with ED, Mumbai---GS along with CHQ President Com S N Prasad, CS Com J J Mathias and other CHQ/circle office bearers met ED Mumbai on 26-07-14 and had a very meaning full discussion on the MTNL services and it revival; we also discussed the issues like TRAI penalty, CETTM separate fund and its proper maintenance. ED’s response was very positive on these issues and assured appropriate actions. A positive decision has been taken to create a separate account for CETTM so as to make expenditure on the CETTM services and refund the balance of clients etc.

Meeting with MTNL direct recruited officers-A meeting of MTNL Direct recruited officers, AM/DM of Telecom, Finance & Marketing wing was held in 7th floor conference room, Prabhadevi Telephone exchange building, Mumbai. A good number of officers attended the meeting and raised their concern regarding poor carrier progression, 30% corpus for post retirement benefits, denial of HBA, counting training period for withdrawal of increment. GS appraised the house of the efforts being made by Association for the resolution of these issues and also assured that no stone will be left unturned to see the settlement of these issues. GS clarified the queries and doubt raised by the officers and appealed them to be united with MEA to see the revival of the company and resolution of pending issues to get legitimate right. Meeting was very successful. Com S N Prasad, President, Com J J Mathias, CS,Com Virender Singh AGS, Com SS Singh, AGS, Com D P S Chaudhary AGS, Com Sunil Kumar CS , Com V P Prajapati CHQ treasurer, Com P H Naiker Vice president, Com G P Yadav Jt CS, Com Sarode, Jt Secy, Com javdekar ACS also attended the meeting.   Meeting was very successful and meaningful. Hope unity will bring the positive results in the days to come. 

<<<< Photos of GS Mumbai visit >>>>

 

   
25-07-14 State-run telecom companies BSNL andMTNL are enhancing capacity and coverage of their mobile services by adding about 28,300 new mobile sites, the Parliament was informed today.

<<<< click for media news >>>>

The government on Tuesday said that four public sector companies, which cannot be revived will be shut down and finance minister Arun Jaitley asked others to shape up to deal with free competition in an era when state-run firms had lost monopoly rights and preference, marking a clear shift in the Centre's policy.

<<<< click for media news >>>>

   
25-07-14 CMD MTNL Sh. P. K. Purwar has got two month extension.
   
24-07-14 Meeting with Director (HR)----GS Com V K Tomar along with AGS  Com D P S Chaudhary, CS Com Sunil kumar & Jt Secretary Com Sunil Sonkar met Director (HR) on 23-07-14. GM (HR) Shri Deepak Chanduka and New GM(HR) Shri N K Joshi were also present in the meeting. Following issues were discussed-
  1. Discussion on steps required for MTNL revival--A detailed discussion was held regarding the improvement of efficiency of the MTNL services and the decisions required at the level of Management., and also the total involvement of all officers in the process of decision taking for which duties, responsibilities and powers are to be clearly defined and communicated to all concerned so as to make the process fast and fix the accountability. Director (HR) asked GM(HR) to prepare the job profile of each cadre with duties, responsibilities and powers. He also informed that govt is likely to take certain positive decisions regarding utilization of the  refund of BWA for expansion and maintenance of MTNL services. He also emphasized that govt will not provide support again and again, but we will have to increase our operational revenue for which hard work and out of box approach is required he also informed that a committee comprising the ED Delhi, CGM(WS) and GM(HR)  has been constituted to suggest and implement the measures to improve the mobile services for which increasing BTS, increasing RF teams and also providing required staff in mobile services etc are to be decided.

           The issue of restructuring of EB unit of Delhi circle was also discussed. Director (HR) agreed with our suggestions to make  EB  unit more effective with the certain changes in the set up

  2      Regular DPC of DE/EE---- He assured early decision

  3---Filling all vacant post of SDE--We brought to the knowledge of Director (HR) that more than 700 SDE post are vacant and some more will also be available after DE regular promotion and requested him to fill up all these post in single stroke so that all most all JTOs can get their long awaited first promotion. He agreed with our demand and asked GM(HR) to work on this proposal.

4--RRs of AM(HR)/Mktg/legal/CS---We expressed our concern over abnormal delay in promulgating these RRs. GM(HR) informed that draft is ready and to be discussed with Dir (HR). Dir (HR) asked him to bring the the draft tomorrow so that it can be decided at the earliest.

5---New Promotion Policy-- We again raised this issue to finalize the new promotion policy which may provide fast promotion on time bound basis. Director (HR) asked GM(HR) and Association to share their view point on this issue and come out with a proposal.

6--Filling 75% posts of DE/EE/CAO  through SCF on regular basis--we requested him to consider our proposal of filling 75% posts through seniority cum fitness as in BSNL. He said that  Associations have challenged  the SM RRs in court so first  you people come out of the court and management is ready to decide on this issue. It will be further discussed in the days to come.

7--DPC of AM(legal) Mumbai---Director (HR) and GM(HR) assured to make efforts to conduct DPC in this month only.  

 

24-07-14 DOT has sent the proposal of CGHS option to MTNL retired employees as in BSNL to Ministry of Health & Family welfare for its approval
   
22-07-14

MTNL offers to return CDMA spectrum for auction-derived price

http://freepressjournal.in/mtnl-offers-to-return-cdma-spectrum-for-auction-derived-price/

   
22-07-14 GS along with AGS Shri DPS Chaudhary , CS Shri Sunil kumar & CT Shri Satyavir Singh met new Secretary DOT Shri Rakesh Garg and welcomed him by giving the flower bouquets. We wanted to discuss the issue of MTNL revival and other issues, but could not get much time for discussion, because Hon'ble Minister Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad was to reach in committee room for meeting and Secretary was in hurry to reach their. So he said that we will meet again and discuss the issues.
   
22-07-14 GS writes to Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi regarding the importance of state own telecom company MTNL and its   revival .

<<<<letter to PM>>

   
22-07-14 Meeting with GM(HR)--GS along with AGS and CS met GM(HR) on 21-07-14 and had a discussion on pending issues and pressed for early decision. regarding DEs DPC, he informed that information sought by Dir (HR) is being provided and decision of calling CR for regular DPC will be taken shortly.For JTO (Civil) ACP clarification, he informed that he has asked  some clarification from DGM(HR) and will process the case shortly,. We requested to conduct the regular DPC for promotion of AMs (Legal), Mumbai case so that promotion orders can be issued in this month. He assured to expedite the case. Discussion on promotion from JTO to SDE  & EE (civil)was also held and further discussion is required at the level of Director (HR) and CMD. Adll GM(P) was also present in the meeting. Before discussion with GM(HR), we also met DGM(HR) and asked him to expedite the cases at his end. Shri N K Joshi , designated GM(HR) was also present. Shri Joshi was earlier in DOT as DDG and was govt nominee Director at ITI board.  
   
22-07-14 GS along with AGS Com Chaudhary met Addl GM(HR) on 19-07-14 and discussed the issue of official Language cadres and RRs of DM(HR)/Mktg
   
20-07-14 GS, Com V K Tomar will address the Mumbai CEC meeting on 25th July at 3.30 PM in Wadala Telephone Exchange Conference hall and  a meeting of Direct Recruited Officers (JTO/JAO/AM) on 26th July at 4PM in Prabhadevi Telephone Exchange building.
   
20-07-14 GS writes to Shri Rakesh Garg to  welcome him on taking over the charge of Secretary, DOT and Chairman Telecom Commission and assured full support and cooperation ,and also hoped that Telecom Sector in general and MTNL in particular will reach its glorious heights under his able and dynamic leadership. <<<letter>>
   
20-07-14 CHQ & Circle Office Bearers Meeting---CHQ and Delhi circle office bearers meeting was held on 19-07-14 in room no 555 Kidwai Bhawan. Meeting was presided over by Com Parmil Gupta CHQ Vice President. GS apprised the office bearers about the developments on various issues like financial condition of the company, Govt/ MTNL managment's revival plan, Govt approch towards revival of sick PSUs,threats and opportunities before us in the days to come, constitution of pay revision committee, payment of pension by DOT, fresh option to pro-rata optees for combined pension, DPCs in different executive cadres, review of promotion policy, RRs for DM(HR)/Mktg etc.

A detailed discussion was held on the proper use of the maintenance funds which will be provided by CO to both the units. Office bearers gave their clear and honest views on how funds be utilised to ensure revenue generation, and also they revealed the shortcomings of the system working in Delhi unit and suggested how things can be improved.. After a very long time, a fruitful discussion took place. On the basis of the feedback given by the office bearers, GS will write and take up the issues with the concerened authorities, CMD, MTNL , Secretary DOT and  Minister Communication &IT to ensure  MTNL revival and servival.

GS appealed rank and file through the CHQ and Circle office bearers to give their 100% to improve the efficiency of the company and be punctual as well as disciplined employees of the company. Circle Secretary, Com Sunil Kumar apprised the house about the Circle matters and requested office bearers to remmitte uptodate subscription and special contribution.

GS also asked the office bearers to be in touch with the members and try to know thier problems and expectations from Association, so that Association can meet their expectations.. GS also said that there are well known rumour mongers in MTNL who always spread negativity and  baseless rumours to misguide the innocent officers, so always  get all  rumours clarified from GS and other office bearers  so that you can give clear picture to the members.   

   
19-07-14  

“MTNL has shown profit of Rs. 7,825 crore mainly due to write back of provisions on account of pensionary liabilities and spectrum amortization costs after decisions of government taken revival of MTNL,” Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad informed Rajya Sabha in a written reply. 

 <<<< click here for media news >>>>

Rakesh Garg takes over as new telecom secretary, says increasing rural tele-density priority    

  <<<< click here for media news >>>>
 

Revival of PSUs has to be carefully thought out. In the case of BSNL-MTNL, similarly, the huge employee costs and falling competitiveness are a fact that need to be kept in mind before promising to spend R40,000 crore to revive them over the next 5 years.

<<<< click here for media news >>>>

Indian state-run operator MTNL has hired SBI Capital Markets to conduct a valuation of its loss-making Nepalese joint venture, United Telecom (UTL), the Business Standard reports. MTNL wants to evaluate the feasibility of investments in UTL and to decide whether it would be viable for it to enter the mobile market, currently served by TeliaSonera unit NCell (57% market share) and state-run Nepal Dorsanchar (NDCL) (43%). UTL currently plans to buy a GSM licence, according to an official.

<<<< click here for media news >>>>

 

   
19-07-14 All sectors  central core committee meeting was held on 17-07-14 at AIBOF office, parliament street, New Delhi. In this meeting, it was decided to conduct a seminar on state economy on 16th & 17th August 2014 in New Delhi. GS, MEA Com V K Tomar attended this meeting as a member of this committee.
   
19-07-14 Karol Bagh Division general body meeting was held on 16th July,14. GS along with AGS Com D P S Chaudhary and CS, Com Sunil Kumar attended the meeting and apprised the house of the various issues and appealed to do their best to improve the services and revenue of the company. Com K K Pandey, AS (East) and DS, Com Amitabh Gupta, ACS Com Solanki were there to organize and  address the house on local issues. 
   
17-07-14 A Formal meeting of MEA-TY Area with GM-TY was held on 16/7/2014 in the chamber of GM-TY at Preet Vihar DELHI which was attended by Com Sunil Kumar Circle Secy, Com Satyavir Singh Circle Treaserar, Com S.N. Rathi Org Secy, Com Ashwini Kumar ACS,Com Dharmendrea Gautam Area Pres TY, Com J.P. Sharma Area Secy TY, Com Yatendra Singh Org Secy TY, Com R.S. Rajput AEM, Com Vipin Kumar AEM, Com Dheeraj Gupta DS LXR, Com Rajveer Singh DS MVR, Com Laxman Singh DS SHD, Com P.L. Tondon DS YVR and Com Dhyan Singh ADSYVR. The following issues were mainly discussed-

Retrieval of cables with availability of stores. Pillars having high fault rate and scarcity of cable pairs should be attended in phase manner on priority, Proper utilization of Executives as per their experience and equal distribution of work among Executives, Posting of excess executives in field from GMT-Y office, Posting of Executives at vacant seats at Sanchar Haats and out door in the area. Allotment OF Funds for emergent services such as Diesel for Exchanges. Clearance of PD/CA OB's well in time, Installation of LTS's at SHD and YVR Exchanges. GM-TY assured that points as discussed will be resolved. The meeting ended on good note and in a cordial atmosphere. The Association assured full support and cooperation of our members will be extended for betterment of services in the area.

   
17-07-14  PM office asks DOT to explain slow broadband speed.

» Govt plans to infuse Rs 39K Cr in BSNL & MTNL; Is it enough?
 
   
17-07-14 Minutes of the Meeting with GM (IT) as issued by GM(IT) office- A meeting was held with GM (IT) on dated 09.07.14 , the minutes of the meeting as issued by his office are attached. click the link for the same ............................. <minutes-IT>
   
17-07-14 GS met GM(HR) yesterday and expressed resentment of the Association over the delay in actions on certain pending issues like regular DPC for the promotion to the post of DE/XEN(civil)/CAO, JTOACP clarification, antedating and seniority revision of SDEs, JAO seniority, OL promotion issue. GS requested him to instruct the concerened staff to expedite the cases. GM(HR) informed about the progress on the DPC of DE cadre and JAO seniority, he assured that decision will be taken on these issues shortly and also assured to expedite other cases also. 
   
16-07-14 Meeting with Hon'ble Minister of State Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises---Today, GS MEA Shri V K Tomar along with Shri Baby Thomus, SG NCOA and two other representatives of Officers' Association of HOCL met Hon'ble Minister of State Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Thiru Pon Radhakrishnan in his office Udhyog Bhawan New Delhi and discussed the issue of revival of sick PSUs. He gave patient hearing and assured positive action on his end on the this issue because he has been entrusted with the responsibility of revival of sick CPSEs.
   
16-07- 14  Meeting with Jt Secretary, DPE--GS, MEA Shri V K Tomar and Secretary General NCOA Shri Baby Thomus met Jt Secy and discussed about the constitution of 3rd Pay revision committee. JS informed that process has already started and and committee will be constituted by the November 2014.
   
16-07-14 Meeting with GM (N)---Meeting was held on 14-07-14 in which various issues related to the  area services and welfare issues were discussed. GS, AGS, CS, CT, Area Secy  and other circle and area/div office bearers attended the meeting.
   
14-07-14

Media Reports

MTNL, BSNL face total debt of over Rs 21,000 cr. 

<<<< click for news >>>>

Rakesh Garg appointed as DoT secretary

<<<< click for news >>>>

BSNL, MTNL did not get necessary structural support: Govt 
<<<< click for news >>>>
 

   
12-07-14  GS writes to Director (HR)  regarding 15 years stagnation in JTO cadre and asks to fill up  more than 700 unfilled vacancies in SDE cadre immediately so that demoralization and frustration among JTO cadre can be reduced . <<letter>>

Association is fully committed to ensure regular promotion of JTOs/AM(T) to the post of SDE against all unfilled vacancies. A large number of vacancies in SDE cadre are further  going to fall vacant after the regular DPC for promotion from SDE to DE . Sincere efforts are being made to see faster promotion in all cadres and no stone will be left unturned to achieve it. We are also pursuing to get JAO seniority issue finalised at the earliest so that their due promotion orders can be issued.

   
12-07-14 GS writes to CMD regarding formation of 30%  corpus for post retirement benefits to the MTNL recruited officers/employees. <<click for letter>>
   
11-07-14  

Acknowledging that both BSNL and MTNL are currently in financial distress, the government today said it is "quite serious" to restore the health of the two telecom services providers by adopting various measures like a whopping Rs 39,458 crore fresh investment over five years. 

 
<<<< click for economics times news >>>>

 

   
11-07-14  2.9% IDA increased w.e.f. 1st July 2014 taking total IDA to 91.3%.

 <<DPE orders>>

   
09-07-14 ED Delhi  issues more looking after promotion orders of  9 DEs to the post of DGM(T)..

<<<click for orders>>>

   
07-07-14 ED MTNL ND office has issued look after promotion order to DGM cadre. Please click the link for downloading the letter..............<letter>
   
07-07-14 GS writes to CMD regarding counting of training period for drawl of increment with arrear for the direct recruited officers . <<<letter>>>
   
05-07-14 Meeting with Principal CCA, DOT----GS Com V K Tomar along with Com  S S Nanda GS RTOW Com R K Mudgal  VP met Principal CCA, DOT in Prasad Nagar office and persuaded for early preparation of PPO books of combined pension optee retired employees of MTNL. PCCA assured all his sincere efforts to prepare the PPO books and apprised us with the efforts being made at his level to expedite the process. He informed that after persuasion,  space has been provided in Karol Bagh Exchange and MTNL has been asked to send 10 PPOs today so that process can be started . He said that efforts will be made to complete the PPOs by September and instructions have been issued that MTNL will pay pension  upto September 2014. We inspected the space along with the concerned staff, who found the space insufficient to house 25/30 staff, matter will be taken up with the MTNL management.
   
03-07-14  MTNL management approved the fund of Rs 2.24 crore for pending medical floater cases of Delhi and Mumbai unit. Sanction of pending cases will be sent by corporate office to Delhi and Mumbai unit shortly to clear the pending cases.
   
30-06-14 Congratulations! for regular promotion.

ED Delhi endorses the regular promotion orders of 7 DGM(Fin) ordered by corporate office as per MTNL Senior Managment Services Promotion Policy. <<order>>

   
30-06-14  After our persuasion, MTNL CO issues the instruction to extend the RSTC of retired employees whose PPOs are delayed upto 30th September by converting them in concessional category. << CO letter>>
   
30-06-14 GS along with Shri Arun Dixit ACT met GM(Adm) Delhi and discussed the issues, LA promotion orders in different Executive cadres, Screening report of Non-Tech E2 cadres,Sitting arrangment of EB staff, individual below bench mark cases, regular posting of DE/ Principal in ITTM. She assured positive action in all cases.
   
 

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28-06-14 GS writes to GM(HR) regarding pending cases of antedating of promotion and correction of seniority in the SDE cadre.<<letter>>
   
28-06-14  Regarding provision of another one time option for pro-rata pension holders to opt for combined service pension in view of giving effect to amendment in Rule 37A with retrospective effect in MTNL, DOT had asked comments of MTNL on 05-06-2014, now MTNL replies by maintaining its earlier comments on the subject. <<MTNL reply>>>
   
28-06-14 CO transfers five AM(Fin) from Mumbai to CO on thier request. <<letter>>
   
28-06-14 GS along with Jt Secretaries Com  R S Maan & Com Sunil Sonkar met GM(HR) CO on 27-06-14 and pursued for the early actions on the issues like DPCs of DE/CAO/EE, Civil ACP  clarification, New Promotion Policy, antedating and seniority revision cases. A brief discussion was also held why the time bound functional promotions are needed and how it can be done.
   
26-06-14 Government to challenge TDSAT ruling on 3G pacts in Supreme Court: Ravi Shankar Prasad

<<<< click here for economics times news >>>>

   
26-06-14 Telecom department readies note on merger of ailing MTNL, BSNL.

<<<< click here for HT news >>>>

<<<< click here for media news >>>>

   
25-06-14 Shri P K Purwar, Dir (Fin) has been given the looking after charge of CMD, MTNL for one month till final decision on regular appointment of CMD MTNL. He has already been recommended by PSEB for the post of CMD MTNL, but regular appointment is still awaited.

GS, Com V K Tomar along with Com Satyavir Singh & Com R K Mudgal met Shri Purwar, CMD and congratulated him for having the charge of CMD MTNL, and  assured full cooperation and support of the Association for smooth functioning of the company  and hoped that he will take appropriate actions to improve the efficiency of the company and welfare of the executives. He also assured that managment and association will work in full coordination with team spirit to bring the company out of the deep crises it is in. He also appealed Association to ensure the efficient services to our esteemed customers and ask that special attention is required to the repeat faults.

His emphasis was on identifying non performers at all levels who are getting salary on the cost of benefits of performers. He gave clear signal that non performers will have to improve otherwise they will have to face action. We emphasized on fast decision at all levels in the managment. A detailed discussion was also held how Association and managment will go together to get the revival plan approved from the govt. 

Now, we will take up all pending issues with CMD in the days to come. 

   
25-06-14 GS along with Com Satyavir Singh & Com R K Mudgal met GM (Coml) CO  today and discussed the issue of disconnection of residential telephone connection of retired employees whose PPOs have not been issued. There are employees who retired in the month of  April but PPOs have not yet been issued and in the absence of PPOs RSTC will be disconnected after two months. We had taken up the matter with Dir (Fin) to extend the period of disconnection till PPOs are issued. Now this issue was discussed with GM(Coml). She assured appropriate action shortly to extend the period. 
   
25-06-14  GS along with Shri Satyavir  Singh CT and Shr R K Mudgal met Addl GM(Pers) & DGM(HR) CO for follow up actions on issues like regular DPC in the cadre of DE/CAO,  RRs of DM(HR)/Mktg RR, medical floater cases, seniority and antedating cases etc
   
24-06-14 GS writes to Director (HR) regarding distribution of SCF and competitive quota as 75-25 instead of 50-50 as an interim measure for DE/Sr Manager/CAO/EE till the promotion policy is revised in CPSU hierarchy as in BSNL. <<letter>>
   
23-06-14 DOPT orders to remove minimum requirement of 15 days CCL. <<Dopt orders>>
   
23-06-14 ED Delhi endorses the CO orders  of CCL (Child Care Leave).

<<<endorsement >>

   
23-06-14 Meeting with Member (Fin), DOT---GS, Com V K Tomar along with Com S S Nanda, GS RTOWA & Com R K Mudgal VP RTOWA met Member (Fin), DOT today and discussed regarding abnormal delay in issuing PPOs by DOT for MTNL retired employees . We requested Member (Fin) to intervene and get the process expedited so that PPOs can be issued by DOT at the earliest . We apprised her that in the absence of PPOs, many post retirement benefits and terminal benefits like commutation of pension, indoor medical cards, residential telephone connections etc are not being provided to the retired employees. We also apprised her that MTNL management has shown its helpness in paying pension after June. She spoke to the concerned officers and asked them to expedite the process. She assured appropriate action at her level but asked us to coordinate between MTNL management and CCA so that process can be expedited.

She also discussed and wanted to know the reason of dissatisfactory services of MTNL. GS elaborately explained how unavailability of funds for expansion and maintenance of services is prime reason of deteriorating quality of services. This time also she was clear in her view that funds should not come in the way of expansion and maintenance of services because MTNL can go for more loan for this purpose. Even she went to the extent to say that Association should be the shareholder of the company through a cooperative society  and be the part of management to run the company.

   
23-06-14  DoT working on policy to treat broadband as basic need.

» Strong state-backed player not good for telecom sector.

» Ravi Shankar Prasad discusses BSNL, MTNL revival strategy with senior management.
   
23-06-14  BSNL, MTNL leadership succession in limbo. 

» Teomomm Ministry seeks Rs 6,997 crore fund for projects.

» A turnaround under way in telecom?
 
   
22-06-14 Director (HR&EB) writes to ED Delhi & Mumbai and also to all CGMs & GMs of Delhi/Mumbai/CO regarding the critical view of MOC&IT in performance review meeting of MTNL on 19th June,14. MOC was very critical about the services offered by MTNL to customers in general and hon'ble MPs and Sr officers of Govt in Delhi. MOC will personalyy monitor the status of MTNL network for which node is being extended. Director (HR&EB) has asked all officers right from JTO to GM to visit the premises of all Hon'ble Ministers/MPs/Sr officers of govt and important customers to redress thier grievances. <<< Director's letter>>>
   
21-06-14 After our long persuasion, ED  Delhi issues LA promotion orders of 27 Sr SDEs to the post of DE. <<<office orders>>
   
21-06-14 Meeting with Director (HR)--GS Shri V K Tomar along with AGS Shri Dharampal Chaudhary, CHQ Vice President Shri Praveen Passi and CS Shri Sunil Kumar met Director (HR) today and had discussion on following issues. GM(HR) was also present in the meeting.
  1. MTNL Management's presentation with MOC & IT--Director (HR) briefed us about the meeting with MOC & IT and asked to convey the Minister message to perform and improve the efficiency of the company by providing efficient services to the customers.
  2. Regular DPC in the cadre of DE/ CAO/XEN (Civil)--we informed management that required information sought fro Delhi and Mumbai have been received in corporate office and screening report of EE (civil) has also been received in CO long back. We requested early action to hold regular DPC of these cadres. Dir (HR) and GM(HR) assured required action to hold DPC in these cadres. DH informed that because of not availability of Dir (Tech), EE (Civil) DPC is getting delayed and we will have to wait for appointment of CMD which is likely in this month.
  3. Recruitment Rules for the promotion of AM (HR)/Mktg/Legal/CS to the post of DM-   We strongly pursued the case to   decide the RRs at the earliest so that promotion channel of these cadres can be open and officers can be ratained in the company who are seeking jobs out side MTNL. Director (HR) assured positive action on this issue.
  4. SCF(Seniority cum fitness) quota of  Sr Manager/DE to be increased to 75% instead of 50% at par with BSNL-- We pleaded to increase the SCF quota from 50% to 80% on the line of BSNL which has approved 75% SCF quota for DE promotion. Director (HR) asked GS to write with the BSNL orders and assured to look into the matter with positive approach.
  5. Time bound promotion with CPSU hierarchy--We asked to consider our long pending demand of time bound functional promotion on CPSU hierarchy. Director (HR) asked GM (HR) to have discussion with the Association to find the way to move forward on this issue.
  6. Temporary medical indoor card and service connection for retired employees whose PPOs have not been issues--GM(HR)  assured to take up the case with both the unit and get these issues settled.

 

 

   
21-06-14 Meeting with Director (Fin)----GS Shri V K Tomar along with AGS Shri Dharampal Chaudhary & CS Shri Sunil Kumar met Dir (Fin) on 20-06-14 and discussed following issues.
  1. MTNL Management's presentation with MOC & IT---Director briefed us about the meeting of MTNL management with MOC&IT. He informed that MTNL management gave presentation to minister that MTNL is in dire need of funds for expansion and maintenance  of services and there is loss of about Rs 225 crore per month and also requested for govt support to infuse capital in the company. Minister underlined the need of improvement of MTNL services and assured to look into the facts raised by the MTNL Management. He asked managment to make all rfforts to improve the efficiency of the company if want MTNL to servive.
  2. Delay in issuance of PPOs by DOT for retired MTNL employees whose pension is to be paid by DOT--We expressed our concerned regarding abnormal delay in issuance of PPOs by DOT because of pending decisions at MTNL level. He said that MTNL has provided the space and staff to the DOT but for the extra staff on deputation, DOT will have to issue a letter for demanding staff on deputation which will be complied by MTNL. He also said that he has already brought these facts to the knowledge of Member (Fin) and has also informed her that MTNL will not pay pension after June. He also asked us to pursue the matter with DOT to expedite the process of PPO.
  3. Delay in payment of terminal benefits to the retired employees-- We strongly  raised our concern  regarding delay in payment  of terminal benefits. Dir (Fin) assured that gratuity payment will be made this month for the employees retired upto May 2014 but pension commutation payment will be made after the PPOs are prepared by DOT. 
  4. Delay in payment of medical floater cases-- Many  medical floater cases of Delhi and Mumbai are pending in corporate office . A sanction of  Rs 2.5 crore is pending with Director (Fin). We requested him to sanction this amount so that pending cases can be cleared. 
   
18-06-14

 Times of India News clip : Govt  to draw up revival plan for MTNL/BSNL

Please click the link for details ...........................<<Link>>

   
17-06-14 ED Delhi issues regular promotion orders of 36 officers to the post of DGM(T) who were promoted vide CO orders dated 29-05-2014. <<<office orders>>> 
   
16-06-14 GS writes to Director (Fin) regarding abnormal delay in making necessary arrangements for DOT to take over the task of disbursement of pension and pensionary benefits  to combined service pension optees MTNL employees.<<<letter>>>
   
16-06-14 GS & CS spoke to ED Delhi and expressed the resentment of the Association over the delay in issuing local promotion orders in DE cadre. ED assured to issue the orders in 2/3 days.
   
15-06-14 Meeting with CGM(O) Delhi---GS Shri V K Tomar, CS Shri Sunil Kumar, CHQ Vice President Shri Praveen Passi, AGSs Shri D P S Chaudhary & Shri Sanjay Kumar, Org Secy Shri S N Rathi, CT Shri Satyavir singh ACT Shri Arun dixit and Shri Vikrant Singh met CGM(O) Delhi and discussed the various issues related to the land line services of the Delhi. Association raised many issues like shortage of some reqired materials, proper utilization of staff, shortage of vehicles etc.
   
15-06-14 Meeting with CGM(WS) Delhi---CS Shri Sunil Kr , CT.Shri Satyavir Singh, Org Secy, Shri C P Baliyan, ACS Shri B L Singh, Area Secretary, Shri Dilawar Ali and other office bearers of Mobile services met CGM on 12-06-14 and discussed related to the mobile services and welfare of executives 
   
11-06-14 Corporate office sought the details of Senior Manager (T)/DE  and Senior Manager(Fin)/CAO working on regular basis from Delhi and Mumbai unit. It is an excercise before asking screening report of these cadres for regular promotion.

<<< Details for DE>>                                      <<<details for CAO>>>

   
11-06-14 GS writes to Hon'ble MOC & IT Shri Ravishankar Prasad thanking him for granting meeting to the Association and discussing issues related to the financial condition of the company and its services. GS has also raised shortage of funds for expansion and maintenance of the MTNL services. <<letter>>
   
11-06-14 MTNL ND ED Office issues Time Bound Promotion List of 10 AM(Mktg) from E3 to E4. The aforesaid orders are issued on the basis of MTNL CO letter on the same subject. Please click the link ..................... <Orders>
   
  Meeting with GM(HR)--GS along with AGS Shri D P S Chaudhary & CS Shri sunil Kumar met GM(HR) on 10-06-14 and discussed following issues.
  1. Regular DPC for DE/Sr Manager---We asked to start the process for regular DPC for the post of DE/Sr Manager. He assured to call for screening report from Delhi and Mumbai  units immediately after receiving vacancy position from both units for which letter has been sent last week.
  2. JTO Civil ACP corrigendum for counting residency period from 01-10-2000-- Issue was briefed to GM (HR). He has asked concerned staff to put up the case.
  3. Inclusion of working spouse in OPD--He informed that Finance wing has raised certain queries which have been replied.
  4. RR for the post of DM(HR)/Mktg/CS/Legal---He informed that RR draft has been prepared on the line of AM(T) to DM(T) RRs and has been put. to Dir (HR) for further consideration.
  5. Hindi cadre promotion case--We briefed him that the line of action of the committee constituted for this purpose will not serve the purpose of promotion of Hindi translators to the executive cadre. He said that he has asked the members of committee to give the details with justification so that issue can be addressed in totality.
  6. AM(Legal) Mumbai regular DPC-- Sr Manager (HR) who was in the meeting informed that the information sought from Mumbai unit is still awaited.
  7. Implementation of  Delhi CAT decision regarding E3 LDCE exam 2002--He said that fresh legal opinion from standing councel has been sought in the light of BSNL managment's decision to contest the case in the court.
  8. JAO seniority case--He said that it has been decided to keep the case pending till new CMD takes charge.
  9. Regular DPC for Executive Engineer(Civil)--We asked to hold the DPC at the earliest because it the pending DPC of 2013  and requested to consider all the vacant posts for this DPC. He assured to expedite the case
  10. Pending cases of seniority, floater medical reimbursement, DNI option, antedation cases were also discussed. He assured to expedite the cases.
   
09-06-14 Corporate Offices issues orders for grant of Child Care Leave (CCL) for a period of two years( with pay upto 3 months and without pay upto two years inclusive of 3 months with pay) to the female employees of MTNL. Association has been demanding two years CCL with pay, but management decided for 3 months with pay that too after our long persuasion with management to implement CCL in MTNL. CCL in MTNL could be implemented because of our persistent efforts.

<<<CCL orders>>

   
09-06-14 NEC (National Executive Committee) meeting of NCOA was held on 7th & 8th June  at SSMI east Punjabi Bagh Delhi. There was also a Joint meeting of  NCOA, All India Bank Officers Confedration, & All India Power Engineers Federation on 7th June. AIBOC was represented by Secretary General, Shri Harvinder Singh and AIPEF was represented by Shri Shailendra Dubey, Chairman AIPEF. A detailed discussion was held on the revival and survival of CPSUs and passed resolutions for Prime Minister for the safe guards of the CPSUs. <<<click for resolution sent to PM>>
   
06-06-14 Consequent upon successful completion of one year of training, 19 Assistant Managers (Finance) have been put on probation for one year in the scale of Rs 20600-46500 (E2). Orders were issued after our long pursuation. <<<office orders>>> . 
   
03-06-14 Corporate office issued modification in the policy of broadband service connection for MTNL offices and residence. <<< Corporate Office orders>>>
   
01-06-14

Meeting with Hon’ble MOC&IT and Law Minister Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad---GS Shri V K Tomar & CHQ President Shri S N Prasad along with AGS,Shri D P S Chaudhary, CHQ Treasurer Shri V P Prajapati,CHQ Vice President Shri Pravin Passi, ACT Shri Arun Dixit, Circle Treasurer, Delhi Shri Satyavir Singh, Jt CS Mumbai Shri G P Yadav, Shri S S Nanda, RTOWA and Shri Saini from Mumbai met Hon’ble Minister on 31st May 2014 in his office Chamber in Shastri Bhawan.  GS greeted Hon’ble Minister by presenting flower bouquet and congratulated him on taking over the charge of Ministry of communication & IT and also assured Association’s full support and cooperation.  Before starting the discussion, he complained that his own telephones both dolphin and land lines remain faulty most of the time and even on the day he took over the charge of communication ministry his mobile phone was not working and could not receive the wishes on this occasion. He said that he was in favor of making PSUs strong so that other private operators can be kept under controlled. He said that he will stand with the MTNL/BSNL and do everything to make them strong but subject to the condition that MTNL/BSNL will have to improve its efficiency. He said that he will strongly fight in the parliament for the cause of MTNL/BSNL and even go to Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Nareandra Modi Ji for the betterment of the PSUs, but  if the phones of Member of Parliament will not work how I will be able to raise your voice in parliament. He  said that Shri Narendra Modi Ji has turned around many PSUs in Gujrat ,and He himself also turned around Coil India during his last tenure, but PSUs will have to improve their efficiency to get turn around . His message was very clear and loud that MTNL will have to perform and improve its efficiency.

GS apprised him that there are only 1000 BTS in Delhi and Mumbai each while other private operators are having 5000 BTS in Delhi and Mumbai each and that is the main reason of poor signaling of MTNL network. GS also apprised him that our cable network is very old and funds are not available to lay optical fiber cables to replace old copper cable to provide fast speed excellent quality internet services to the customers. There is no expansion of network since 2010 when govt forced MTNL to pay Rs 11000 crore for BWA and 3G spectrum and because of that today company is under the debt of Rs 14000/- crore and so no funds are available for expansion/ development and maintenance which resulted in the poor quality of services and loss of revenue. GS asked Hon’ble MOC & IT to make MTNL debt free and gave assurance that all possible efforts will be made by officers to provide the efficient services to our esteemed customers.  We also said that merger of MTNL BSNL is the ultimate solution of many problems of both the company and request him to consider the merger of MTNL and BSNL.

 Hon’ble Minister said that he will have presentation from MTNL management next week and after that will have further discussion with the Association.

<<<photos of the meeting in the chamber of Hon’ble Minister>>

All are appealed to take all possible steps and work hard to improve our services and special measures are to be taken to keep the mobile and land line connections of all Member of Parliaments working properly. Hon'ble MOC was very upset that if my phone can remain faulty for a long time than what about others.

 

   
01-06-14 MTNL board has approved Child Care Leave with 3 months paid leave in its board meeting on 30 May 2014.
   
01-06-14 GS Shri V K Tomar and CHQ President Shri S N Prasad met Dir (Fin) and Dir (HR) on 31st May ,14 and discussed  issues to be raised before new government for revival of the company. We also discussed the issue of official language cadres and RR for promotion from AM(HR)/Mktg/CS/Legal to DM with Dir (HR). 
   
01-06-2014 GS along with  CHQ President Shri S N prasad, CHQ Treasurer Shri V P Prajapati, Jt CS Mumbai Shri G P Yadav and Shri Saini met Addl GM(P) & DGM (HR) Corporate office on 29-05-14 and discussed official Language cadres promotion issue, JAO confirmation, Process for regular DPC in the cadre of DE/CAO, pending seniority cases, AM(Legal) DPC etc. Both the officers apprised Association representatives regarding the progress on all these issues. We stressed for expediting the process.
   
31-05-14 CMD Farewell: Association organized the farewell function of CMD Shri A K Garg on his retirement after attaining superannuation on 31st May. About 200 officers attended the function in the YMCA auditorium. Dir (HR), Director (Fin), CGM(O), CGM(D),Shri S N Prasad, CHQ President  and other office bearers from Mumbai, Com G.L.Jogi, President SNEA, Com K Sabestin, GS SNEA, Shri S S Nanda, GS RTOWA, , Many GMs of CO & Delhi unit were present in the program. GS in his address recalled the settlement of some important issues particularly pension, BWA refund, regular promotion in DGM cadre, revival plan, timely DPCs in all executive cadres, partial implementation of CCL, initiatives to increase revenue etc during his tenure and wished for healthy and happy retired life. On this occasion, CMD, Dir (HR  & Dir (Fin)  spoke on various issues related to the revival of the company.   

<<<< Photos of the farewell >>>>

   
29-05-14 Congratulations! Congratulations!

Great achievement of the Association, for the first time in the history of MTNL/BSNL/DOT,regular promotions of the promotee officers in the cadre of DGM in the MTNL. Thanks to MTNL management particularly CMD Shri A K Garg for this great job.

<orders DGM(T)>>  

<orders DGM(F)>

   
28-05-14 GS met CMD today who informed that DGM(T) and DGM(Fin) DPC minutes have been approved by him and most probably promotion orders will be issued tomorrow.
   
28-05-14 Meeting with GM(HR)--GS along with other office bearers met GM(HR) today and discussed the ongoing issues, like regular promotion orders in the cadre of DGM(T)/DGM(Fin), Mumbai JAO confirmation orders, Delhi JAO seniority issue, Hindi cadre promotion issue, working spouse OPD issue etc. GM(HR) apprised about the status of these issues. All the issues are moving in positive direction towards the settlement. In Hindi cadre promotion issue, some more discussion is required at heigher level.
   
28-05-14  

Sh. A.K. Garg, CMD, MTNL said that merger with BSNL is a step in the right direction and absolute synergies will be available post merger. He also said that there is a need to augment 2G and 3G network and DoT has not decided on ITI merging with the company.

<<<< click here for interview with CMD >>>>

 

   
28-05-14 Meeting with Dir (Fin)--GS along with AGS Shri D P S Chaudhary met Dir (Fin) on 23rd May and discussed about the scarcity of funds for mtce of services. We asked him to go for loans to meet the requirement of expenditure to maintain the services efficiently so that more revenue can be generated. He agreed that their is shortage of required funds for the maintenance of the services and assured to go for loans to arrange required funds. He informed that there is deficit of Rs 212 crore per month and serious efforts are required to make good this deficit through generation of more revenue.

We also requested him to increase the paid period of CCL from 3 months to two years, atleast one year in first go. He neither assured immediate action nor denied our proposal, just said to look into it later .

   
27-05-14  Regular promotion orders in the cadre of DGM(T) & DGM(Fin) are likely to be issued in a day or so. DPC has been conducted.
   
26-05-14

As per CNBC TV Awaaz : MTNL ,BSNL and ITI to be single entity in Modi Agenda.

The Hindu Business Line News: New Govt.may consider merger of BSNL, MTNL,ITI.                               <<News_link>>

 

   
26-05-14  

Our AGS Shri SS Singh has recieved Lakshya topper award from CMD in Mumbai. Click the link for Photo ........... <<Photo>>

   
26-05-14 ED Delhi office issued order regarding inclusion of excluded members of the family in the Group Health Insurance Scheme.

<<<< Click here for letter >>>>

All Officers are requested to fill the Employee Group Insurance Forms.......

 Family details      &       Nomination Form

 

   
26-05-14

 

MTNL Mumbai management arranged a farewell to CMD Shri A K Garg at CETTM Mumbai. From MEA - Mumbai side nearly 50 office bearers attended the farewell........................... <Photo>

 

 

 

 

 

   
23-05-14                   !!!! Congratulations !!!!

 ED Delhi office has issued Financial Upgradation order  from E3  to E4 of 2003 batch

 .<<Click here for the order>>

22-05-14 ED Delhi  calls for CR for looking after promotion in the cadre of DE/Sr Manager. <<letter>>
   
22-05-14 ECM in its meeting on 17-05-14 has approved Child Care Leave of two years(  3 months  with salary and  rest without salary). Now it will be put up in the board  meeting on 30th May for its approval. Association will continue its efforts to see all leaves with salary as per govt orders  implemented in BSNL.
   
22-05-14  We congratulate Shri Arvind Sawant, President MTNL Kamgar Sangh for being elected as Member of Parliament
   
22-05-14 Telecom firms ready wish list for new government.

» IIT, IIM, IISc faculty ask for Rs 17500 crore telecom funds.

» Five-point agenda of Telecom industry for new govt.
   
21-05-14 ACR grading and Vig clearance report for regular DPC of DGM(T)  has been sent today to corporate office by Delhi unit.
   
20-05-14 ED Delhi unit issues the LA promotion orders of 7 officers from AO to CAO. <<orders>>
   
18-05-14 HOPE THE NEW GOVERNMENT STEERED BY NARENDRA MODI JI WILL FULFILL THE EXPECTATIONS OF THE TOILING MASSES OF THE COUNTRY IN GENERAL AND MTNL IN PARTICULAR. WE CONGRATULATE SHRI NARENDRA  MODI JI .
   
18-05-14 GS spoke to GM(A) Delhi on 17-05-14 and asked her to send the ACR grading and Vig report to CO for regular DPC to DGM(T).  She assured that report will send today or Monday positively. GS also expressed concern over extraordinary delay in sending screening and vig report to Corporate Office for regular DPC for promotion to the post of EE (civil), she assured quick action. Regarding LA promotion orders in the cadre of DE and CAO, she said that CAO orders will be issued in a day or so and for DE cadre process will be expedited to ensure early orders.
   
18-05-14 GB meeting of HQ area--General body meeting of HQ area was held in Khurshil lal Bhawan on 17-05-14. About 80 officers attended meeting which was presided over by Area President Shri P D Singhal. GS, CS and Area Secretary Shri J K Yadav addressed the meeting.  GS briefed the house about the latest developments on the various issues related to the financial viabiliyy of the company and welfare of the officers. Members raised many issues related to the problems in providing the services to the customers particularly  related to Enterprises Business. Members informed that in the absence of any policy to provide timeline to the customers to provide them desired services and required materials, we are loosing business of crores and that is the major reason of dip in the revenue. Members wanted to know whether Association can ensure the policy from the managment to give timeline to the customers to provide services. GS assured that Association will strongly take up the matter with managment and ensure that a policy is formed by managment to give time line to the customers to provide them their desired services. Local problems were also raised by the members which will be taken up with the concerened officers to resolve them.  
   
16-05-14 Meeting with Member (services)---GS, Shri V K Tomar along with AGS Shri D P S Chaudhary, Jt Secretary Shri R S Maan & CS Shri Sunil Kumar met Member (services),DOT today and discussed about the CGHS option to the MTNL retired employees and pro-rata optees. M(S) said that disbursement of pension to retired employees from civil estimate is mandatory condition for CGHS option. In-spite of the govt pension notification for MTNL combined pension optee retired employees, pension disbursement is still being done by MTNL because of delay in completion of documentary formalities between MTNL and CCA. He asked us  to pursue with MTNL management to get the process completed as early as possible . He assured early and positive action at his end to provide CGHS option to MTNL retired and pro-rata optee employees. We also discussed the issue of fresh option to pro-rata optee employees. He said that merely writing by MTNL management to give fresh option to pro-rata optee will not serve the purpose. He said that detailed analysis and data is to be provided by MTNL management  for further action at DOT end.
   
14-05-14 GS met CMD on 13-05-14 and pursued for early action on pending DPCs, CGHS option for retired employees, CCL, counting training period for drawing increment for direct recruited officers, he assured positive action. GS also raised the issue of 78.2% fitment & restoring one increment on regular promotion in the same grade, but CMD appeared reluctant on these issues. These issues will be further discussed with the Management for decisive action.
   
14-05-14 GS writes to CMD to count training period for withdrawal of increment to the MTNL recruited officers and pay arrear if any. <<<letter>>
   
14-05-14 GS along with AGS, CS & CT met Addl GM(P) on 11-05-14 for follow up action on the issues like  OL cadres promotion prospects, ACP clarification , CCL, RRs for DM(HR)/Mktg, etc. We provided required inputs on these issues. He assured speedy action at his level.
   
14-05-14 Mumbai unit has issued the local offtg orders of 25 officers to the post of Sr Manager (Telecom). Preparatory work is being done in Delhi unit for local promotion orders for the post of Sr Manager (Fin) and Sr Manager (Telecom). Association is pursuing and orders are expected shortly.
   
14-05-14 ACR grading and Vig clearance  for regular promotion to the cadre of DGM(T) and DGM(Fin) have been received in CO from Delhi and Mumbai unit. Concerned staff is doing preparatory work for DPC.  Representations of individual officers regarding change in seniority in SDE cadre forwarded by Delhi and Mumbai unit have been received in CO, but concerned staff is on leave, so representations are yet to be put up for further action
   
09-05-14 GS writes to CMD   to implement 78.2% IDA fitment w.e.f 01-01-2007  and in case of further delay, Association will be left with no option but to resort to protest action after one week.

<<letter>>

   
09-05-14 GS discussed with Addl GM(P) Shri M K Saxena regarding  JAO 2012 Mumbai batch appointment letter. He has put up the case for appointment letter of all those JAOs whose verification report has been received in corporate office.
   
08-05-14 MTNL CO issued letter for Expenditure Management.

 <<<< click here for letter >>>>

   
08-05-14 Director (HR) proposes to form a core team of passionate and knowledgeable persons both from technical, finance and business angle irrespective of their designation to create a business plan. <<letter>>
   
08-05-14  GS met GM (HR)  today and discussed  the issue of Child Care Leave. GS briefed him that Govt orders in this respect have been implemented in toto in BSNL and many more PSUs. So the proposal before the board should go to implement the govt orders in its true spirit to grant 2 years leave for raring and caring the children upto 18years as in BSNL. He assured positive action on his part. GS also asked him to decide the JAO seniority case at the earliest so that their long pending promotion orders can be issued. He said that this issue will be resolved shortly.
   
06-05-14 Meeting with CMD---GS Shri V K Tomar along with AGS Shri DPS Chaudhary, CS, Shri Sunil Kumar & Circle President Shri S R Singh met CMD, MTNL and discussed following issues.
  1. Regular DPC for promotion to DGM (T) & DGM(Fin)--We requested CMD to intervene and ensure that DPCs are conducted in this month only before his retirement. He called ED DelhiDOT  and asked him to send the screening report and vig clearance pending in Delhi unit. ED assured him that he will dsend all reports shortly. CMD assured us that DPC for regular promotion in DGM cadre will be held in this month only.
  2. CGHS option to MTNL employees--CMD called the senior officers in  DOT and requested them to issue the CGHS option letter to MTNL retired employees and pro-rata optees as in BSNL. He further requested them not to refer to health minister but BSNL approval may be taken for MTNL also. He was assured positive action by DOT .
  3. Child Care Leave--We requested him to take action on this issue before his retirement. He has assured  positive action on this issue.
  4. Fresh option for pro-rata optees--We also requested CMD to expedite the case in DOT
   
06-05-14 GS writes to CMD to pursue with DOT to see that DOT issues the order for CGHS option to MTNL employees. <<letter>>
   
06-05-14 GS writes to CMD to intervene and ensure that regular DPCs for promotion to DGM(T) and DGM(Fin) are conducted  in this month only.<<letter>>
   
05-05-14 Meeting with ED Delhi---Shri V K Tomar, GS, Shri Sunil Kumar CS, Delhi, Shri Praveen Passi, CHQ VP, Shri D P S Chaudhary AGS, Shri Satyavir Singh, Circle Treasurer & Shri Rajkumar Sharma, Jt CS met ED Delhi on 03-05-14 and discussed following issues. GM (A), Mrs Meena Chauhan was also present in the meeting.
  1. Regular posting of Principal/DE ITTM--We asked ED to regularize the posting of Principal/DE ITTM. He assured that after following process of DPC, regular posting of Principal/DE will be decided in next 15 days.
  2. Local Promotion orders in the cadre of SDE/AO/DE/CAO/EE (civil)---Issue was discussed in length and Association expressed its unhappiness over the delay in promotion orders. ED assured that LA promotion orders in all these cadres will be issued shortly. After the the LA promotion orders of DGM(T), now DE LA orders will be issued in 15 days. We also demanded to fill up all vacant posts of CAO & AO. ED  assured that orders in finance/Civil wing will be issued shortly. ED also directed GM(A) to start the process to issue the LA promotion orders in the cadre of SDE.
  3. Fixing the pay of officers in the promoted grade on looking after arrangement--We took up the case of officers who are in E5 grade and have been promoted to DGM post on looking after arrangement but getting the E5 grade only. We demanded to give officiating promotion to such officers and place them in E6 grade. ED said that as per corporate office orders no officiating promotion is to be given and in looking after arrangement, no financial benefit will be given. So these officers will continue with their substantive grade.
  4. Replacement of Transmatic machines in NCR counters-- ED assured that process will be expedited and new Transmatic machines will be provided in next 15 days.
  5. How to increase the revenue--Association had a detailed discussion on this issue and brought many shortfalls in the system which are proving to be counter productive. Association also raised the issue of cable theft and non action on these cases by higher management. Shortage of funds and vehicles for maintenance was also raised strongly. We also raised the issue of misuse of vehicles by senior officers. ED assured required action and asked CGM(O) to have a detailed discussion with the Association and suggest the measures to be adopted to increase the revenue as suggested by  Association.
  6. How to meet the requirement of staff  in coming days in view of huge retirement in the executives cadres--ED informed that this has been deliberated with the MTNL management and a decision has been taken to recruit some 100 officers at E2 level and also create some supporting staff at TTA level.
  7. Shortage of operators at 1506 position in MLDN--Shortage was brought to the notice of ED/GM(A). GM(A) will look into this matter.
  8. ACR gradings and vig clearance for regular promotion to DGM(T)- We asked ED to send the ACR gradings and Vig clearance to corporate office for regular promotion to DGM cadre. We also brought to his knowledge that Mumbai unit has sent the report to corporate office long back. It is pending in Delhi only. He assured that report of Delhi unit will be sent in  5/6 days.
   
02-05-14 Meeting with GM(HR)----GS along with AGS, Shri D P S Chaudhary, Jt Secretaries Shri R S Maan & Shri Sunil Sonkar met GM(HR) on 01-05-14 and discussed following issues,
  1. Review of Promotion Policy--GM(HR) said that he was working on this issue. We briefed him how to give time bound functional promotion.
  2. Recruitment Rules for promotion from AM(HR)/Mktg/CS/legal--He informed that he has prepared the draft of RRs and will send it shortly to Dir (HR) for further action.
  3. Inclusion of working spouse in OPD &Group Medical Insurance  Policy--Case has been put up for approval and is under consideration of Director (Fin).
  4. Regular Promotion for of AM(legal)/ Non Technical Identified Posts of Mumbai unit-We informed GM(HR) that screening report of AMs(Legal) by Mumbai unit has been recieved in corporate office and asked him to issue the regular promotion orders. He assured early action.
  5. Official Language Cadres promotional avenues--Issue was explained in detail and requested early action. GM(HR) said that committee constituted to look into this matter is deliberating on the issue and its report is expected shortly. We provided certain inputes to be kept in mind while finalizing the issue.
  6. Top Up facility in Medical Insurance Policy--He said that issue has been discussed with the insurance company  which has made it clear that it can not be optional for some individual employees but company can provide this facility to all employees who are covered in group health insurance policy of MTNL for which MTNL will have to pay extra premium of all the employees for which Managment is not agreeing.
  7. JAOs seniority issue--He informed that committee is seized on this issue and deliberating other aspects of the inter se seniority of different categories of JAOs of same recruitment year. 
  8. Regular DPC in the cadre of EE (Civil) against total vacant posts as on date--We asked him to consider the upto date vacancies  for regular promotion in the cadre of EE (civil). He was positive on this issue and assured positive action.
   
30-04-14  ED Delhi promotes 12 DE/Sr Manager to the post of DGM(T) on looking after basis. Transfer and posting orders of two DGMs have also been issued. <<<orders>>
   
30-04-14 Area GB meeting of West Area---GB meeting was held on 29-04-14 in Rajori Garden exchange building. About 100 officers attended the well organized meeting which was presided over by Shri N P Singh Area President. GS Shri V K Tomar, CS Shri Sunil Kumar, CHQ Vice President Shri Parmil Gupta,& Shri  Pravin Passi, AGSs Shri D P S Chaudhary& Shri Sanjay Kumar, Circle Treasurer Shri Satyavir Singh,Circle Vice President Shri J R Gangwar, Jt CS Shri Rajkumar & Shri Vimal Sundriyal, ACS Shri Prashant Singh & Shri RA Shishodia, Area Secretary Shri S C Tyagi  and all Divisional Secretaries were present in the meeting. GS and CS briefed about the development at circle and CHQ level. GS apprised the house about the vital role of MEA in the settlement of pension issue and thanked members for their cooperation and support in last 13 years which required persistent persuasion, pressure and patience which ultimately brought the desired result. GS also apprised the house about various issues related to pay, promotion and pension including the Association resolutions to get 78.2% IDA fitment ,review of perks and allowances, option for pro-rata pension optees, 30% corpus, review of promotion policy ,CCL & filling all vacant posts of executives on regular basis and asked members too their best to improve the revenue of the company by maintaining its services efficiently and also asked them to be prepared for organizational actions to get the required funds and materials for marinating the services. Com Parmil Gupta anchored the meeting.
   
30-04-14 Shri R A Gupta CGM(O) retired today after attaining the age of superannuation. Shri  N K Mehta CGM(EB) has been transferred and posted  as CGM(O), Delhi and the CGM(EB) post stands abolished. Shri N  Krishnamurty GM(IT) has been transferred and  posted  as GM(ITTM) and Shri Amit saxena DGM presently working under GM(Plg& Dev) has been posted as GM(IT) in looking after arrangement. Shri Muneesh Gogia DGM(IT) has been transferred and posted under GM(BCP). <<<orders>>
   
29-04-14 Department of Telecom Issues Office Memorandum about disbursement of Pensions to all the combined service pension MTNL optees. Please see the attachment ( which also contains Gazette notification of Pension case) ..........................<<OM>>
   
28-04-14 GS writes to Director (HR) to explore the Group Term Insurance Scheme for employees in addition to existing Group Endowment Insurance Policy . <<letter>> 
   
28-04-14 GS writes to GM(HR) Corporate Office to get Top Up facility to the employees in the present medical policy. <<< letter>>>
   
25-04-14 North Area GB Meeting---A beautifully organized Area General body meeting of North Area was held on 24-04-2014 in Sector 3 Rohini main building. More than 80 officers attended the meeting. GS, Shri V K Tomar, CS Shri Sunil Kumar, Ex WP Shri R K Mudgal, CT Shri Satyavir Singh, CWC Shri Ravindermohan, Circle VP Shri Pankaj Sharma, Jt CS Shri Rajkumar Sharma, ACSs Shri Nanakchand, Shri D V Singh & Shri P R Tiwari, Area President Shri K P Singh & Area Secretary Shri Pravin Kumar addressed the meeting. DSs Shri Ravikant, Shri D N Garg, Shri A K Singhal & Shri Yadav were also present in the meeting. Area & Circle office bearers extended the sincere thanks and gratitude to CHQ for getting pension issue resolved. CS Shri Sunil Kumar explained circle issues  pertaining to the services and asked members to do their best to improve the services. GS explained all issues related to pension, promotion . pay revision, financial viability of MTNL, merger of MTNL and BSNL and challenges before the Association in the days to come. GS explained how MEA played vital role in getting pension issue of combined pension optees and assured that MEA will do its best to get option for pro-rata optees and corpus for MTNL recruited. He also explained that how we have to work for getting 3rd pay revision, 78.2% fitment and perks and allowances implemented. GS asked the members to do thier best to improve the revenue.    
   
23-04-14 Meeting with Director (HR& EB)--GS along with CS met Dir (HR) on 21-04-14 and gave him the letter of resolutions of CWC and had a brief discussion on it, and also discussed some issues like RRs for promotion from AM(HR)/Mktg/legal/CS to DM, medical OPD for working spouse. His response was assertive. He said that issued raised in the resolutions can be implemented if company's revenue is increased. He sought the support and cooperation of the Association to successfully implement Maharastra surveillance project of Rs 1000 crore for which 6000 surveillance cameras are to be installed in Mumbai . He said that one more project of  Rs 800 crore  is also expected in the days to come. Association stressed that officers are ready to go to any extent to see the company's old glorious days, but funds for maintenance, proper strategy and planning is extremely  required to ensure increase in revenue. Director said that he is working in this direction  and will require Association's support and co operation.
   
22-04-14  GS writes to CMD to convey the decisions and resolutions of CWC meeting. <<letter>>
   
22-04-14 CS Delhi writes to ED Delhi regarding frequent cable break down due to theft/digging by other civic agencies and non-availability of adequate funds for mtce of network.<<letter>>
   
21-04-14 Corporate Office replies the letter of GS MEA on fresh option for combined pension scheme to pro-rata optee employees. <<l corporate office etter>>
   
21-04-14 GS along with CS & CT met Jt GM(HR) for follow up action on the issues of Civil ACP case, left out seniority cases, JAO seniority case, Hindi cadre promotion case, grievances of medical policy etc. Ist meeting of  the committee to look into the promotion cases of Official language cadres is scheduled to be held on 25th April,14
   
19-04-14

REVISION OF IDA W.E.F. 1.4.2014:

DPE has issued orders revising IDA w.e.f 1.4.2014 from 90.5% to 88.4% for CPSEs where last pay revision was implemented w.e.f. 1.1.2007.

 <<<< click here for DPE order >>>>

   
19-04-14 DoT pushes green policy for telecom sector.

» Reliance to start 4G telecom services in India.
 
   
19-04-14 The telecom department has asked Mahanagar Telephone Nigam to take over the management and maintenance of the long-awaited government network for confidential intra-departmental communications, after the Centre for Development of Telematics failed to execute the project on time. 

<<<< click here for media news >>>>

   
18-04-14
Sr Manager trainee RR case--the matter was listed for final arguments but was mentioned by the Respondents at 10.30 am, seeking an adjournment on account of personal difficulty of Senior Advocate Ms. Jyoti Singh. .Thus, the matter stands adjourned to 24.07.2014.
   
18-04-14 After our persistent pursuation,Corporate Office has sought the details of Sr Managet(Telecom)/DEs and Sr Manager (Finance)/CAOs working on regular basis for the preparation of issuing the letter for regular DPC in these cadres.

 <<<letter for DEs details>>           <<letter for details of CAOs>>

   
18-04-2014 After the long persuasion of MEA, Corporate Office has constituted a committee to look into the promotion avenues of Official Language Cadres.
   
18-04-2014 GS met concerned officers of MTNL Corporate office to get the appointment letters of 2012 batch JAOs of Mumbai unit issued which are pending for a quite long time. DGM (Pers) informed that there are discrepancies in the details sent by Mumbai unit, so they have again been asked to send the correct details of all the JAOs whose appointment letters are to be issued by corporate office.  
   
18-04-2014 GS Shri  V K Tomar along with ACT Shri Arun Dixit met concerned officers of BSNL Corporate Office on 17-04-2014 to get the instructions of the MOU signed between MTNL and BSNL implemented that no service telephone connection of MTNL and BSNL will be disconnected for the bills pending before 01-04-2014 and 30% rebate will be given on the bills raised after 01-04-2014. They have assured to get these instructions implemented after getting further approval of CMD BSNL shortly.
   
 

 

A very successful and purposeful CWC meeting of MEA held in Delhi

A very successful and purposeful CWC of MEA was held in Indian Social Institute, Lodhi Road New Delhi on 11th & 12th April 2014. CWC members assembled in the auditorium after flag hosting on the top of the institute at 10 AM on 11th April 2014. 2 minutes silence was observed by the house in the memory of departed comrades.  Meeting was inaugurated by Shri Deepak Chanduka, GM (HR) by lighting lamp. After the presidential address by Shri S N Prasad, CHQ President and brief address by General Secretary Com V K Tomar, Circle Secretaries of Delhi and Mumbai Com Sunil Kumar and Com J J Mathias placed their Circle secretary report regarding activities in Circles and paid membership of the Association in Delhi and Mumbai. As per the report of the Circle Secretaries, paid membership of Delhi and Mumbai is about 75%  while actual membership is more than 80%. and efforts are being made to make it to 80% paid membership by next CWC.

GM(HR) Shri Deepak Chanduka addressed the CWC on 11-04-14 and covered various issues of the CWC agenda like DPCs in executive cadres, promotion policy, seniority, medical policy, pension, MTNL/BSNL merger and revival of the company. He placed his views on various issues very candidly and honestly. He took up the queries of the CWC members and replied to their satisfaction and assured to take action on his part to find the solution of the issues raised by the Association and CWC members in the meeting.

Com K. Ashok Rao, National President NCOA, Com K Sabestin, General Secretary, SNEA(I), Com S S Nanda, General Secretary, RTOWA & Com R K Mudgal Ex Working President MEA 7 Vice President RTOWA addressed the CWC meeting on 12-04-14.  Com Sabestin explained why SNEA demanded settlement of 3 points before the merger of MTNL and BSNL. He said SNEA is totally in favor of merger of MTNL and BSNL but settlement of some crucial issues is very much essential for both the companies and its employees. He also said that DOT is working on the issues raised by the Association.

GS briefed the house about the settlement of various issues in the intervening period after the Mumbai CWC meeting in June 2013. GS explained how the most important issue of Govt pension could be settled after the long struggle of 13 years by MEA and how MEA became instrumental in the settlement of this issue. GS explained that issue could be settled because of persistent efforts and clear vision of MEA to get pension from govt as in BSNL and also its strength to overcome the hurdles created by certain groups who demanded formation of trust time and again which diluted the pressure of govt pension on management and govt. But ultimately, we succeeded in achieving our goal. House passed the resolution to extend its sincere thanks to MEA CHQ, MTNL management and MOC & IT for sincere efforts to settle this long pending issue.

GS said that pension issue is not over. There are still two types of executives for whom Association is perusing to see that fresh option is given to pro-rata optees and corpus with 30% basic +DA is created for post retirement benefits to the MTNL recruited employees. We are confident that Association will succeed in getting settlement of these issues also.   ACP for JTO (Civil), formation of committee for Official Language cadres, Regular DPC for NTIP (Non Technical Identified Posts), Restoration of Seniority of SDEs, Fixation of seniority of JAOs etc are some of the issues which have either been settled or on the verge of settlement because of the sincere efforts and long persuasion of the Association.   

A detailed discussion on agenda points of CWC was held one by one. GS briefed about every agenda point before opening it to the house for discussion and suggestions by CWC members. Every agenda point was discussed in length and decisions were taken on various issues as follows.

1.      Review of perks and allowances—House strongly demanded and passed resolution that after the settlement of payment of pension by govt and refund of BWA spectrum charges, now our benefits curtailed by management be restored like, LTC,  medical OPD with present scales instead of ceiling on April 2008 scales, Teaching allowance on present scale instead of cieling on 2008 pay scales, Inclusion of working spouse in OPD, Increase in Transport allowances, News paper bills, Skill upgradation allowances etc.

2.      Pay fixation with 78.2% IDA fitment--- In the meeting with MTNL management in July 2012, it was agreed that after the settlement of Pension issue, the demand of Associations/Unions for 78.2% fitment will be considered, So house strongly demanded and resolved to fight for the implementation of 78.2% fitment.

3.      Implementation of CCL- CWC felt that management is taking this issue very casually in spite of the fact that CCL has been implemented in BSNL and many more PSUs. So, Association should strongly fight for the implementation of CCL in MTNL.

4.       One increment on regular functional promotion—As per our promotion policy, one increment is to be given on regular functional promotion in the same grade. But management has stopped giving this benefit in case of promotion to the post of Sr Manager (DE/CAO/EE). CWC has strongly demanded to fight to restore this legitimate right of one increment at the time of functional promotion when duties are changing for higher responsibilities. CWC further demanded that one increment be given irrespective of cadres where duties and responsibilities are changing.

5.      DPCs in different Executive cadres-- CWC expressed their unhappiness over the lagging behind with the DPC schedule issued by management and demanded that DPCs must be conducted as per schedule.

6.      Regular promotions against all vacancies in Executive cadres—Members were very much aggrieved over the Looking after/ officiating promotions in the company. CWC was very enraged and demanded to discontinue the Looking after arrangement and to force MTNL management to fill all vacant posts on regular basis immediately in all executive cadres. GS explained that as per RRs (Recruitment Rules) of executives’ cadres, there are two types of quotas of vacancies (50% SCF and 50% competitive quota in Sr Manager/DE/CAO/EE cadre) and (75% SCF and 25% Competitive in Dy Manager/SDE. Regular promotions are being given against SCF quota and LA promotions are being given against competitive quota. Competitive quota has been challenged in the court of law. CWC demanded that all vacant posts of DE/EE/CAO be filled up on regular basis through SCF leaving certain posts of DE equal to the posts of competitive exam held which is challenged in the court of law and review the RRs and promotion policy in consultation of Association. CWC also decided that management should briskly pursue in the court of law to get the court cases settled at the earliest in case of LDCE for promotion from JTO to SDE and implementation of Mumbai CAT case. Delay in court cases is taking away the legitimate right of many of officers and creating demoralization at every level. CWC also decided that RRs for promotion from AM(HR/Mktg?Legal?CS) be decided till new promotion policy is decided. 

 

7.      Review of Promotion Policy—After a detailed discussion, CWC was of the view that present promotion policy of DOT pattern is not fit to meet the today’s requirement of the company to keep the young and experienced officers at different level and keep them motivated by ensuring fast promotion against present stagnation of 20 to 25 years in one cadre which kills total enthusiasm, risk taking capability, desire to move ahead  and creativity which are very much required for the growth of the company. CWC is off the opinion that the PSU hierarchy promotion policy,  which Association is pursuing for a long time since the assurance by Management through terms and conditions of absorption, is to be strongly pursued further for early replacement of present promotion policy.CWC decided that there should be single promotion policy from E2 to E9 with time bound functional promotions upto the post of DGM and fast track component for succession plan be decided after discussion with different groups and stake holders.  

8.      Medical PolicyGS appraised the house that MEA had raised the issue of CGHS option to MTNL retired and working employees. MTNL had written to DOT on our representation with a copy marked to MEA few months back saying that this matter cannot be decided by MTNL but DOT will have to take up this matter with Ministry of Health. But after the option of CGHS benefit to the BSNL retired employees, MTNL has also written to DOT after our letter to CMD on the subject. Option is expected for MTNL employees also. Some members were having doubts about the advantage and disadvantage of CGHS scheme over MTNL present medical policy. GS informed that it will be option not mandatory for all, one may choose according to his/her requirements. Members also wanted some improvement in present medical policy-------like policy  amount of 6 lakhs be increased to 10 lakhs and bed charges of Rs 2500/- is very less because in 2500/- only general ward is available in super specialty hospitals like Gangaram, Apolo etc. So it should be increased to 3500/- so that one can be eligible to cubical ward.  One member suggested that MTNL should run its own hospitals in Delhi and Mumbai. MTNL is having plenty of land lying unutilized

9.      Revision of pension in MTNL- CWC wanted that Association should take up the matter with Govt /Pay revision Committee through NCOA that 3rd Pay revision committee should recommend the revision of pension in MTNL as for govt departments by Central Pay Commission, because MTNL/BSNL employees are now getting index pension as per 1972 CCS pension rule like Central Govt Employees. GS assured to take up this matter with Govt and 3rd PRC through NCOA  

10.  Implementation of pay revision in loss making CPSEs---CWC  demanded and decided that MEA should fight along with NCOA and other CPSEs to see that Pay Revision Committee report is implemented in all loss making PSUs because employees have no role in making the PSU sick, it is govt/management policies which makes PSUs sick. Sick PSUs employees make more efforts to improve the financial position of their company than the employees of profit making. Employees implement the policies of Govt/ management than why they should be deprived of their legitimate right of pay revision along with other profit making PSUs. MEA should take a leading role in making this issue a national issue in all CPSEs.

11.  Group insurance Policy---Members demanded that our group Insurance Policy should be combination of (1) normal entitlement & (2) Term Insurance Policy (with out Profit). The additional component i.e term insurance should not be below 35 lakhs for the executives. This will be great help for the deceased executives.

12.  Financial viability of the companyAfter a detailed discussion, CWC was of the view that to increase the revenue of the company, expenditure for the growth and maintenance of services is the only thing which is essentially required. Without expenditure, no other efforts can bring the desired results. While resolving to work hard and to add new corporate customers and broadband/mobile customers, CWC resolved that Association should put the pressure on management to arrange sufficient expenditure for services. Management theory of non availability of funds is unacceptable to CWC because there are innumerable sources to fund to run the business of a company of many thousand crores.   Members gave many suggestions to improve the services but for anything expenditure is required. So Management will have to go to loans for making available required expenditure.  CWC was also of the opinion that there is lack of monitoring, pulling and pushing at the part of higher management.

Meeting was adjourned sine-die by CHQ President Shri S N Prasad with the National song by CWC members. CHQ President organized the proceeding of the meeting very nicely. All the CWC members of Delhi and Mumbai showed remarkable discipline and participated in the deliberations very effectively. We thank to all CWC members of Delhi and Mumbai and also extend our sincere thanks to organizing team of Delhi comrades in the chairmanship of Shri D P S Chaudhary, AGS for organizing the  event very nicely. Special thank to Shri D P S Chaudhary, Arun Dixit, Sunil Kumar, Satyavir Singh, Vikrant Singh, Brigesh Sharma.

 Resolutions on various issues will be sent to management shortly.

photos of the meeting will be uploaded shortly.

   <<<photos of cwc meeting>>

             

               

 

   
10-04-14 AGS Shri DPS Chaudhary along with other office bearers of Delhi  welcomed CHQ President Shri S N Prasad and 30 CWC members from Mumbai Circle at Railway Station in  Delhi.. <<<photos>>
   
10--04-14 GS writes to GM(HR) regarding left out cases of seniority fixation of SDEs. <<letter>>
   
08-04-14 GS along with AGS & CS met GM(HR) and Jt GM(HR)  on 07-04-14 to follow up the pending HR issues like DPCs in different executive cadres, pending seniority cases  and medical cases etc.  
   
06-04-14 Delhi CEC meeting---Delhi CEC meeting was conducted on 05-04-14 in BSNL recreation club Kidwai Bhawan. CS briefed the house about circle matters. Area secretaries placed their area reporst including paid membership in their area. Area Secretaries report was very encouraging in respect of paid membership ,which is increasing and efforts are being to increase it further, but they raised many problems and managerial lapses in their areas in respect of maintenance and growth of the services. GS apprised the house that how things are going to be changed in the days to come and what will be the strategy of the Association to see the improvement in the services and settlement of pending issues. GS asked CWC members  and office bearers to come to the CWC on 11-04-14 at 10 AM sharp so that important issues can be deliberated in this two days CWC.CEC passed resolutions on various issues like promotion policy, 78.2% fitment, review of perks and allowances, ,CCL etc for CWC. We appreciate the Area Secretaries who have made more than 80% paid membership in their areas and collected the special contribution. Others are requested to make the similar efforts to reach to the members to know their problems and expectations from Association.

CEC also gave a brief farewell to Com N P Singh, Area President  , West area, who has retired on his superannuation on 31 Jan 2014.

<<<<CEC photos>>

We appeal all members and office bearers to make their best efforts to keep Association and company  in healthy condition to see your safe and healthy future. MEA is  committed to  ensure survival of company and its employees. Keep trying to bring best results.

 

   
06-04-14 PMO replies to the letter of Secretary General NCOA regarding protection to PSUs for sustainability.<<PMO letter>>
   
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05-04-14 Meeting with Member (Services)---GS, Sh V K Tomar along with CP Sh S R Singh, CS Sh Sunil kumar & CT Sh Satyavir singh met Member (Services), DOT and discussed the issue of delay in issuance of DOT orders regarding payment of pension by DOT to the combined pension optees as per the pension notification dated 03-03-2014. We also brought to his knowledge that retired employees of MTNL have not been paid thier pension this month in the absence of DOT decision in this regard.He said the case is in process and orders will be issued most probably in a day or two. We also discussed the fresh option to pro-rata optees for combined pension and asked him to process the case to ger the decision from the appropriate authority.   
   
04-04-14 GS writes to GM(HR) to allot permanent staff  number to regular SDEs by removing JTO as prefix  from their temporary staff number. <<letter>>
   
04-04-14  

State-owned Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd has received a total tax refund of Rs.146 crore for assessment years 2007-08 ( Rs.111 crore) and 2009-10 ( Rs. 34.94 crore), the company said in an exchange filing. Shares of MTNL gained 2.5 per cent at  Rs.16.15 on the NSE.

 

   
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<<click for advertisement>>

   
03-04-14

       WS-KB Division meeting

KB division general body meeting was held  in KB exchange building which was addressed by CS, ACS, Shri B L Singh, AS Shri Dilawar Ali and DS Shri H S Singhal. Members raised the issues which were replied by CS and AS.

 

   
03-04-14                                 

Meeting with CGM(WS)---GS and CS discussed in length regarding the problems of mobile network and hardship faced by customers. CGM(WS) apprised about the difficulties in improving the network and steps being taken up to increase the BTS and replacement of batteries to improve the power back up. CGM(WS) also asked Association representatives to get DISTRIBUTORS in areas for selling our mobile connections. There are very less number of distributors in Delhi to sell our product. Outdoor staff, LM, JTOs, SDOs can help in this regard to get Distributors from their sections/Subdivisions.

Meeting with GM(CC)--Meeting was attended by GS, CS, ACS Shri B L Singh, AS Shri Dilawar Ali  and divisional secretaries Shri Mahesh Sharma, Shri L N Singh , Shri Parashar, Shri  Kamal chauhan & Shri Nannhe lal. various problem of GM(CC) area was discussed. Meeting was very positive.

27-03-14--GB meeting of IDGAH  CC division--Meeting was attended and addressed by ACS , AS & DS Shri L N Singh. Members discussed various issues related to services and welfare,

 

   
01-04-14 CEC meeting of Delhi Circle will be held on 05-04-14 in 555 Kidwai Bhawan at 2PM. All CHQ/Circle Office bearers, Area Secretaries, CWC members, Divisional /Secretaries and CEC members are requested to attend the meeting well in time. Area Secretaries/Divisional Secretaries are also requested to remit monthly subscription upto December 2013 and special contribution on or before CEC meeting
   
01-04-14 GS met Director (HR) and asked him to expedite the process to form a committee to look into the matters related to official language cadres and also requested to consider long pending  issue  of inclusion of working spouse of MTNL employees in medical OPD scheme of MTNL. Dir(HR) was positive on both the issue and assured to look into the issues.
   
28-03-14 ED Delhi issues promotion and posting orders of three CAOs on their regular promotion issued by CO.<<orders>>>
   
28-03-14 Corporate office writes to DOT to extend the option of CGHS facility to MTNL retired employees as in BSNL.<<<letter>>>. CMD has written DO letter to Member (Services) for extending CGHS facility to retirees as well as working employees of MTNL.

 <<<< letter written by CMD to member services >>>>

   
27-03-14 GS writes to Director (HR) to constitute the committee as decided in his meeting with the Association to look into the long pending issue of Official language cadres. <<letter>>
   
27-03-14 Corporate Office restored the seniority of 127 SDEs as per Hon'ble High court orders of Kerla and Delhi dated 1-02-2008 & 11--08-2008 respectively after cancellation of DOT order dated 11-11-2004 regarding reversion of 1966 TES Gr B posts. <<orders>>
   
27-03-14 Meeting with GM(A) Delhi-- GS, CS, AGS, D P S Chaudhar and Jt CS Shri Rajkumar Sharma met GM(A) Delhi  on 26-03-14 and discussed following issues-

1-LA promotion orders in the cadre of DGM, DE, CAO, AO, SDE - She said that preparatory work is being done and orders will be issued for all cadres shortly one by one.

2--Screening for regular promotion for the post of EE (civil)-- She assured to conduct the DPC for screening on coming Saturday.

3--Regaular Posting of  Principal and DE ITTM-- After a brief discussion, She assured that issue will be resolved shortly.

4--Issues of officers related to issuance of Presidential orders and appointment orders in some pending cases were also discussed. She assured early action.

   
25-03-14 GS writes to CMD in continuation his earlier letter on 30% superannuation benefits to MTNL recruited employees referring the clause 2(b) of  gazette notification of amendments of CCS pension rule 1972 on date 3rd march 2014 which says that"---MTNL shall devise its own pension schemes and make arrangements for funding and disbursing the pensionary benefits to MTNL recruited employees. <<letter>>
   
25-03-14 GS writes to CMD regarding fresh option to pro-rata pension optees. <<letter>>
   
23-03-14 ED Delhi office calls for  ACRs for regular promotion to the post of DGM(Fin) in accordance of MTNL corporate office.<< endorsed  orders>>   <<list of officers>>
   
23-03-14 ED Delhi office issues financial upgradation orders from E3 to E4 (Telecom stream).<<orders>>
   
23-03-14 orders regarding restoration of seniority of 128 SDEs (1966 SDEs seniority case) as per Delhi and Kerla High court decision are going to be issued shortly.
   
22-03-14 ED Delhi office issued the transfer orders in the cadre of DGM(Telecom). 

<<<< click here for letter >>>>

   
   
21-03-14 ED Delhi office calls for ACRs for regular promotion in DGM(T) cadre vide Corporate Office letter no-MTNL/CO/?Pers-II/Adhoc Prom (Telecom) E5 to E6/11-12/824 dated 05-03-2014. << endorsed letter along with list of officers>> All concerned officers and office bearers are requested to ensure that ACRs are sent at the earliest.
   
19-03-14 Meeting with Director (HR)--Shri V K Tomar, GS along with representatives of OL cadres of Delhi and Mumbai met Director (HR) today. GM(HR) was also present in the meeting. following issues were discussed.

1-Issues of promotion and scales of OL cadres--issues were discussed in details. Director (HR) assured to get examined the concern raised by us regarding Hindi cadres.

2--Implementation of CAT Delhi decision regarding notional fixation of pay w.e.f 2002 for LDCE passed officers--Director (HR) assured positive action.

3--Inclusion of working spouse in Medical OPD scheme of MTNL--GS gave a Association representation on the issue of inclusion of working spouse in the OPD medical Scheme and asked to take appropriate action in this issue as was discussed in the last meeting. Director (HR) asked the GM(HR) to put up the case.<<letter>>

4--Implementation of CCL--GS apprised DH of the growing discontentment amongst female employees on the reluctant attitude of the management on this issue and asked to take early decision to implement the CCL. Director (HR) told that management is of the view that if large number of female employees will go on long leave after implementation of CCL, it will adversely affect the working of the company which is already passing through a tough time. We suggested him that management may grant CCL in phases so that it may not affect the working of the company. He asked us to discuss this issue again with CMD with the viable proposal. 

   
19-03-14  Minutes of the National General Council (NGC) of NCOA held on 23rd  February 2013 in MTNL Auditorium CGO, New Delhi.<<<<click for minutes>>
   
  Meeting with CMD--GS, Shri V K Tomar along with AGS Shri D P S Chaudhary & CS Shri Sunil Kumar met CMD today and discussed following issues.
  1.  Down grading ACRs of officers for not bringing new connections--we apprised the CMD of the hardship which officers will face with the decision of making entry in ACRs in case they do not bring new connection. We suggested that instead of punishing for not bringing new connection, reward staff for bringing new connections from their extra efforts. CMD stressed that more and more  new connections are to be added and for that staff will have to make sincere efforts which are not being made that is why this decision has been taken. He said that  the scheme of rewarding staff for adding new connections was also tried but it did not work. We have assured him that Association will make its all efforts to see that officers explore all means to add more and more new connections and requested him to review the decision of making entry in ACR. We also gave a leer to him on this subject.      <<letter>>
  2. 78.2% IDA fitment--We raised this issue that now after the settlement of pension issue, our long pending legitimate issue be resolved by implementing the 78.2% IDA fitment. After a long discussion, we felt that this issue needs more efforts in the days to come.
  3. Fresh option to pro-rata optees--We discussed the issue in length and asked CMD to take up the issue at appropriate level to see that fresh option is given to pro-rata optees now their should be informed choice to the employees/officers who opted pro-rata pension in the absence of govt decision to pay pension by govt to combined pension optees. CMD told that issue is not so simple because it was discussed with the pension department officials in a informal meeting, who were not ready to re open it. We have requested him to make further efforts. We will write to all concerned authorities.
  4. CMD also asked Association to see that the instruction issued by him regarding action on long absentees,  seven point agenda to increase revenue  and identifying the non performers/ proper utilization of staff  etc are properly implemented in the units.

We appeal all officers to make their extra ordinary efforts to add more and more new connections and give efficient services to our esteemed customers.

   
14-03-14 GS along with CS Shri Sunil Kumar met Dir (HR) on 12-03-14 and discussed the issues of  official language cadres, implementation of CAT orders regarding LDCE passed candidates, extension of CGHS option to MTNL retired employees, developments regarding merger of MTN and BSNL etc
   
12-03-14 GS writes to CMD regarding extension of CGHS facilities to retired MTNL employees as has been given to BSNL retired employees. GS spoke to CMD and discussed with Director (HR) also. Both of them has assured to take up the matter with DOT and asked GM(HR) to write to DOT. << letter to CMD>>
   
12-03-14                                   Group Health Insurence Policy

Corporate Office has issued circular to extend  Group Health Insurance Policy for MTNL Working Employees from 10-03-2014 to 09-03-2015 with following changes in the scheme.1-In case of major illness the capping of 80% is enhanced to 100% of the sum insured i.e Rs Two lacs. 2-Corporate floater facility is replaced by super Top Up facility under which the TPAs shall directly settle the major illness cases upto Rs four lakhs beyond the sum insured of Rs Two lacs on family floater basis.3-Any two dependent children of the employee shall be covered however family size of 06 members shall remain the same. <<CO Circular>>

   
12-03-14  After our long persuasion, Corporate Office asks Delhi unit to send screening report and vigilance clearance for  promotion to the grade of AM (E2) on regular basis against Non-Technical Identified Post (NTIP). <<letter>>
   
12-03-14                        CWC NOTIFICATION HAS BEEN ISSUED.

                          <<click for cwc notification and agenda>>

   
11-03-14 CWC meeting will be held on 11-04-14 and 12-04-14 in Delhi at Indian Social Institute, Lodhi road. CWC members from Mumbai will stay in the hostels of Indian Social Institute. Circle Secretaries/ Area Secretaries/Divisional Secretaries are requested to collect and remit monthly subscription and special contribution before CWC meeting.
   
11-03-14  Meeting with Director (Fin)--GS along with Shri Rajkumar Sharma Jt CS met Director (Fin) and thanked him for his sincere efforts to see the pension notification well in time before election notification and apprised him of the heart burning in the JAOs whose seniority case is pending with him for a long time and because of this delay their regular promotion to AO is getting delayed causing huge financial loss to them. We requested him to take the decision at the earliest to avoid further discontentment amongst these officers. After a long discussion on this issue he assured that matter will be settled in the month of march itself.
   
11-03-14  Meeting with GM(HR)---GS along with AGS Shri D P S Chaudhary and Jt Secretary Shri R S Maan met GM(HR) on 10-03-14 and discussed following issues.
  1. Effective persuation by corporate office to get the early settlement of court cases pending in Delhi and Mumbai regarding seniority and promotion from JTO to SDE--GM(HR) assured to get the detail of the cases and take appropriate action.
  2. RRs for promotion of AM(HR)/Mktg/legal/CS to DM--He assured action on this issue. He said that the earlier file on the subject is being traced so that case may again be initiated.
  3. Implementation of CAT Delhi  decision regarding LDCE held in 2002--Association persuaded for implementation of CAT decision and asked him  not to challenge it in high court--GM(HR) was positive on this issue and  assured to take positive view while putting the case for decision at higher level.
  4. Clarification on LTC in  two consecutive for cycles for employees retiring with in two years--He informed that case has been put up to finance wing for their view after taking positive view in HR that two consecutive cycles can be availed by the employees retiring with in two years.  
  5. Filling competitive quota of EE in civil and Electrical wing through SCF--We asked him to take up the case of EE civil and Electrical wing to fill up all the vacancies through SCF because there is neither any court case in this cadre nor any proposal to conduct any competitive exam to fill up vacant posts of EE.
   
11-03-14  GS writes to The CMD, MTNL regarding 30% superannuation benefits to MTNL Recruited Officers/Employees as per 2nd PRC recommendation and DPE orders.

<<<< click here for letter >>>>

   
08-03-14
Extension of CGHS facilities to retired BSNL employees --- orders issued by DoT with option to choose either CGHS or BSNLMRS post retirement as per their convenience.

Govt orders

We have already taken up the issue with the MTNL management and DOT establishment. Now we will pursue to extend the same option for retired  MTNL employees because after  govt pension notification, the status of MTNL and BSNL employees is same in respect of entitlement of CGHS scheme.

 

   
07-03-14 ED Delhi office issues LA promotion orders of 6 AOs to CAOs and  transfer orders of 3 CAOs. <<<orders>>
   
06-03-14 With profound grief it is informed that the mother of our CHQ President Shri S N Prasad has left for heavenly abode today. We pray for the peace of her soul in heaven and to give strength to her family to bear this loss.
   
06-03-14 ED MTNL ND office has issued look-after promotion orders of  6 AOs to the post of CAOs. Besides this 3 CAOs have been transferred. Please click the link for the list. ....................... <order>
05-03--14 Corporate Office calls for CR gradings for the year 2012-13 along with  latest vigilemce clearance for the promotion in the cadre of DGM(T) and DGM(F).

<<<< letter to The GM(A), Delhi >>>>

<<<< letter to The GM(A), Mumbai >>>>

04-03-14 GS along with AGS met Jt GM(HR) for follow up actions on various issues like  regular DPCs in DGM cadre, E2non technical Identified posts, pending medical reimbursement cases, pending seniority cases etc.
 PENSION NOTIFICATION

<click for govt pension notification>>>

03-03-14     Congratulations!                                        Congratulations!  

                                      Govt Pension notification issued

 Ultimately we achieved our legitimate right after a long long struggle and persuasion. We whole heartedly thank to Hon'ble MOC &IT Shri Kapil Sibal and CMD MTNL Shri A K Garg  and whole MTNL management for their persistent efforts to ensure govt pension notification for MTNL employees. We thank to Hon'ble Prime Minister of India and whole cabinet members for taking the historical decision to ensure govt pension to the DOT employees absorbed in MTNL. We thank to rank and file for their unparallel support and co operation and faith exhibited in the Association in last 13 years. We thank every one who cooperated and supported in the settlement  of this issue. Now 13 years old battle is over. Let us  move forward to revive the company. Do your best to increase the revenue of the company.      Keep always in mind -it always seems impossible until it is done!

               <<click for govt pension notification>>>

Kapil Sibal Zindabad                       A K Garg Zindabad                          MEA Zindabad.  

                      <<< Photos of the Meeting with Hon'ble MOC &IT on 01-03-14>>>>

   
02-03-14                           Meeting with Hon'ble MOC&IT Shri Kapill Sibal

A delegation of about 200 officers of MEA led by GS met Hon'ble MOC&IT Shri Kapil Sibal at his residence on 01-03-14 and thanked him for resolving pension issue and BWA refund. We also requested him to ensure the pension notification before notification of election. He said every thing has been approved and notification will be made shortly and otherwise also after approval, it has nothing to do with election notification.. We assured our full solidarity and support to him.

<<<< Photos of the Meeting >>>>

   
01-03-14 After long persuasion of this Association, Corporate Office  revises the posting orders of three CAOs from Mumbai to Delhi. <<orders>>>
   
01-03-14 Delhi unit asks every employee to bring three LL/BB/  Combo Connections upto march 2014. <<letter>>
   
27-02-14
Sr Manager trainee  recruitment rule case

The matter was listed for arguments on 25-02-14 but due to personal difficulty of the Senior Counsel Ms. Jyoti Singh, the Respondent mentioned the matter and sought an adjournment. Since the ground for adjournment were on account of the Senior Counsel's mother's indisposition, our counsel did no oppose it and therefore the Ld. Bench has adjourned the matter to 17.04.2014.


 
   
27-02-14 ED Delhi  issues LA promotion orders of two officers from CAO to DGM. <<orders>>
   
27-02-14 Law ministry has cleared the pension file and sent to Department of Pension & Pension welfare back after legal vetting. It is expected that  pension case will be sent to govt press for notification after the approval of Minister of Pension and pension welfare on Monday.
   
27-02-14

Meeting of NCOA office bearers with Secy/DPE on crucial issues of constitution of 3rd PRC for CPSUs, merger of 50% IDA with basic pay, review of existing criterion of PRP etc:

 President NCOA, Comrade Ashok Rao, SG/NCOA, Com Baby Thomas, CHQ President/SNEA(I), GS/SNEA(I) and Shri R K Mudgal Ex WP MEA (who  represented on behalf of MEA ( GS MEA was out of station), had a 45 minutes detailed discussion with Secy/DPE, MS Kusumjit Sidhu, Joint Secy/DPE, Sh Ashok. K. Pavadia, Director, Sh M. Subarayan and consultant Sh Sayeed Naqvi on following critical issues concerning employees of CPSUs on 26-02-14.

A) Constitution of 3rd PRC with appropriate terms of reference:
We urged upon Secretary / DPE to initiate action towards constitution of 3rd PRC for officers of CPSUs on the lines of 7th CPC constituted by government for Central govt. employees. Secretary / DPE mentioned normally such decisions in principle are to be taken by the Cabinet and that any such initiative shall have to be taken only after new government takes over. However, she assured that in the meantime DPE would make adequate ground preparation on this issue.

B) Merger of 50% IDA with basic:

Secretary / DPE fully assured that DPE would initiate appropriate action on this issue very quickly so that at the very start of the new government the issue is placed for consideration and approval of the government.

C) Review of existing criterion for Performance Related Pay:
We apprised secy/DPE that existing criterion for PRP is flawed and needs review. Secy/DPE mentioned that she would examine the entire issue and find out what best can be done to address our concerns.

 

   
24-02-14 Pension Status: The Pension notification file of the MTNL pension has been send to the Law Ministry by Department of Pension and Pension Welfare for legal vetting on dated 21/02/2014. Association is pursuing to see the file is clear in the Law Ministry in a day or two.
   
23-02-14 NGC (National General Council) meeting of NCOA (National Confederation of Officers' Associations of Central CPSEs)  was held on 23/02/2014 in MTNL Auditorium, CGO, Lodhi Road, New Delhi. The President Sh. K. Ashok Rao presided the Meeting. All the zonal representatives presented there zonal reports regarding of activities of Officers Associations of Different CPSEs and status of the implementation of 2007 pay revision report like 30% fitment, PRP, CCL, 30% superannuation benefit, allowances, etc. Treasurer Sh. H. M. Mallesh presented the account statement for the previous year. All the issues were discussed in length. The resolution will be uploaded shortly regarding all issues of NCOA.

<<<< Photos of the Meeting >>>>

Please visit http://www.ncoaindia.com/     for latest update of NCOA.

   
23-02-14 NCOA (National Confederation of Officers' Associations of Central CPSEs) staged a DHARNA at Jantar Mantar on 22nd Feb, 2014. Officers from many CPSEs attended the programme. Where in The President Sh. K. ASHOK RAO, Secretary General Sh. BABY THOMAS, Dy Secretary General- North & GS MEA, Sh. V. K. TOMAR, GS-SNEA, Sh. K. Sabestin and many representatives of different CPSUs and Central Trade Unions  were addressed the programme to press our demands given bellow:
  1. Save PSUs
  2. Stop disinvestment in all formats
  3. Respect Public Sector Industry
  4. Constitute an agency to monitor the performance of PSUs
  5. Save loss making PSUs
  6. Implement Pay revision in all PSUs who have not done 2007 revision.
  7. Constitute IIIrd pay revision committee
  8. Merge 50% IDA with basic pay immediately w.e.f 01-01-2012.
  9. Review PRP.
  10. Complusury implementation of pay revision in all PSUs, including loss making PSUs. etc.

DHARNA was very successful.

<<<< Click here for photos of the programme >>>>

Please visit http://www.ncoaindia.com/     for latest update of NCOA.

   
22-02-14 All are requested to attend today's (22nd Feb'14) DHARNA Programme of NCOA at Jantar Mantar to make it successfull to achieve our demands "Save PSUs Save INDIA and constitution of Pay commitee & 50% DA merger etc."

NGC of NCOA will be held in MTNL auditorium CGO Complex on 23rd Feb'14 Sunday.

   
20-02-14 NCOA (National Confederation of Officers' Associations of Central CPSEs) is organisining day longJ dharna at Jantar Mantar on 22d February 2014 in support of  following demands.
  1. Save PSUs
  2. Stop disinvestment in all formats
  3. Respect Public Sector Industry
  4. Constitute an agency to monitor the performance of PSUs
  5. Save loss making PSUs
  6. Implement Pay revision in all PSUs who have not done 2007 revision.
  7. Constitute IIIrd pay revision committee
  8. Merge 50% IDA with basic pay immediately w.e.f 01-01-2012.
  9. Review PRP.
  10. Complusury implementation of pay revision in all PSUs, including loss making PSUs. etc.

All are requested to participate in full strength at Jantar Mantar on 22nd Feb, 2014 from 10.00 hrs.

 

   
19-02-14 MTNL reported a net profit of Rs 428.03 crore in Q3 December 2013 as against net loss of Rs 1182.18 crore in Q3 December 2012.

<<<< CLICK FOR MEDIA NEWS >>>>

   
18-02-14 Pension status---GS Shri V K Tomar along with CT Shri Satyavir Singh met Member (Services) today and inquired about the pension file status. Member (services) informed that today he talked to the concerned officers of DOP&PW, who has informed that file is still in process in DOP&PW and no notification has been done, even it has not gone to legal department for its vetting.  
   
18-02-14 ED Delhi office issues LA promotion orders of 3 SDEs to DE.<<orders>>
   
17-02-14 Red tape blocks crucial telecom project in Red Corridor.

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Drop the telecom hammer.

New tension in telecom -Jio to give rivals a headache.

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Telecom business going through huge transformation.

   
14-02-14 NCOA (National Confederation of Officers' Associations of Central CPSEs) is organisining day long dharna at Jantar Mantar on 22d February 2014 in support of  following demands.
  1. Save PSUs
  2. Stop disinvestment in all formats
  3. Respect Public Sector Industry
  4. Constitute an agency to monitor the performance of PSUs
  5. Save loss making PSUs
  6. Implement Pay revision in all PSUs who have not done 2007 revision.
  7. Constitute IIIrd pay revision committee
  8. Merge 50% IDA with basic pay immediately w.e.f 01-01-2012.
  9. Review PRP etc.
   
14-02-14 GB Meeting of TY Area--A beautifully organized Area General body meeting of TY area was held on 13-02-14 in Shikshak Sadan Suraj Mal Vihar. Meeting was anchored by Shri S.N Rathi Circle Organizing Secretary and presided by Area President Shri Dharmendra Gautam. GS, CS, CHQ Vice President Shri Praveen Passi, CT, Shri Satyavir Singh, ACSs, Shri A K Singh, Shri Rajender Chauhan, Shri Ramesh Chhabra & Area Secretary Shri J P Sharma addressed the house. GS & other office bearers thanked the members for their support and co operation in the long struggle of 13 years for resolving pension issue and  apprised the house about the efforts of the Association for the settlement of the pension issue and the revival of the company. All office bearers stressed on hard work to improve the revenue of the company. GS elaborately explained all the issues related to the revival/survival of the company and issues related to the carrier progression, pay revision , MTNL/BSNL merger etc. GS assured house that Association will make all possible efforts to get fresh option for pro-rata pension optees to allow them for combined pension option, and creation of 30% corpus for MTNL recruited employees. Members raised many queries related to the services and welfare issues. GS assured to take up the issues with appropriate authorities. Shr K S Attri AS (Central), Shri Brijesh Sharma AS (Trans) & Shri R K Saxena also attended the meeting.  
   
14-02-14 The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the revival plan of ITI Limited based on the recommendations of the Board for Reconstruction of Public Sector Enterprise (BRPSE). The revival plan will be supported through financial restructuring by fund infusion of Rs. 4156.79 crore. Govt approves Rs 4156.79 crores revival plan for ITI.
   
13-02-14 Meeting with CMD--we met to CMD on 10-02-14 and had a discussion on pension status and MTNL-BSNL merger. He informed about the pension status as was already informed by Dir (HR). He also told that GOM meeting is likely to be held in the last week  of February in which MTNL BSNL merger issue is expected to come up.  Issues related to merger were discussed , He said that contentious issues will be shorted out by both the managements if GOM takes the decision of merger. 
   
12-02-14 Meeting with Director (HR)---GS Com V K Tomar along with CS Com Sunil Kumar, Jt Secretary Com Sunil Sonkar & Org Secy WS Shri Anirudh Singh met Director (HR) on 10-02-14 and discussed following issues.
  1. Pension status--He informed that the amendment draft approved by MOC & IT was  changed and has been put up again for his approval which is expected to be approved today and sent to DOP&PW immediately.
  2. Issues related to MTNL/BSNL merger--We discussed the issues related to executives particularly of direct recruits which need to be kept in mind while going ahead for the merger of MTNL and BSNL and expressed our full support in the merger issue. Director (HR) assured that due care will be taken in all HR issues while deciding MTNL -BSNL merger.
  3. RR for promotion of AM(HR)/Mktg/CS/legal--we once again briefed the Dir (HR) regarding the necessity of RRs for these cadres and brought to his knowledge that file was moved  earlier long back for deciding the RRs for promotion in these cadres. We requested him that same may be initiated again to decided RRs before a new promotion policy is decided for all cadres.
  4. Implementation of  PCAT Delhi direction for fixation of Pay of LDCE qualified officers on notional  basis in E3 scale for officers who who secured court direction and similarly placed officers of Mumbai unit--Director (HR) agreed and asked us to brief the whole case to GM(HR) for necessary action.
  5. Regular Promotion in DGM cadre--  He gave direction to concerned officers to issue promotion orders by taking fresh vigilance clearance. He agreed not to call CRs for regular promotion of the officers who have been recently promoted on adhoc basis.
  6. CCL-He said that ECM has deferred the case in the light of on going development on MTNL-BSNL merger.

 

   
12-02-14 Meeting of IT Area--A general body meeting was held in 555 KBN today. Meeting was addressed by GS, CS & AS (IT) Shri Sanjeev Rana. A detailed discussion was held on the various issues of the IT unit and members raised many important issues which are affecting the revenue generation and asked GS/CS to take up these issues with higher authorities. GS & CS  thanked the members for their support and co operation in last 13 years for the settlement of pension issue and explained the various issues, like settlement of pension , option for Pro-rata optees for combined pension , 30% corpus for MTNL recruits, Promotion policy, DPCs for regular promotion in different executive cadres, 78.2% fitment, perks, IIIrd pay revision committee, 50% IDA merger, merger of MTNL-BSNL etc. Com Inderjeet Singh Area President (IT) presided over the meeting.
   
12-02-14 GS along with AGS Shri D P S Chaudhary met GM(Fin) Corporate office  on 09-02-14 and asked him to expedite the seniority cases of SDEs and JAOs. He assured early disposal at his end.
   
11-02-14 GS writes to CMD for fixation of pay of LDCE qualified officers under 25% quota on notional basis w.e.f 23-01-2002 in E3 scale with all consequential benefits as per PCAT Delhi direction.. <<<letter>>
   
10-02-14 NCOA seeks meeting with new Secretary DPE  to brief and discuss the pending  issues which are creating heart burning amongst the executives of CPSEs. <<<letter to Secretary>>>        <<<Annexure I>>  <<<Annexure II>> <<<AnnexureIII>>>
   
10-02-14 Taking forward the appeal of CMD to bring two connection by every employee to increase the connection base for improving the revenue generation, and aggressive initiative by Mumbai unit to bring six connection by every employee, Delhi unit has also taken the decision in management meeting to make mandatory for every employee to bring two connections. ED Delhi has asked Association to convey the decision of the management to all the officers and cooperate and support in bringing more and more connections. All officers are appealed by the Association to make all possible efforts to increase the telephone connections.  
   
10-02-14  Telecom companies in trouble as 900 MHz auction prices near 3G levels.
 
   
06-02-14 Merger of MTNL & BSNL :-  Under DOT, steering groups are studying the vertical merger of MTNL & BSNL , to prepare reports of various aspects related to HR, System, financial & Corporate integration. The HR group's report is attached here. Please click the link for this 7 page report ........................................................................<<link>>
   
06-02-14 Meeting with Director (Fin)---GS along with AGS Shri Virender Singh, CS Mumbai Shri J J Mathias & Jt CS Mumbai Shri G P Yadav, CS Delhi Shri Sunil Kumar met Jt GM(HR) on 05-02-14 and discussed following issues.
  1. Status of Pension notification--He informed that today Hon'ble MOC&IT has approved the draft of amendment in pension rule at par with BSNL which will  go to Department of Pension and Pensioners welfare for its notification today or tomorrow. He also informed that CMD MTNL Shri A K Garg has met Secretary (Pension) recently to expedite the notification. Dir (Fin) said that he himself has also spoken to Jt Secretary (Pension) for early notification
  2. 30% corpus for post retirement benefits to MTNL recruited employees--Issue was discussed in length. Dir (Fin) did not appear in favor of this issue because he  again tried to justified that management is giving equivalent to 30% by including leave encashment etc. We have placed our view point before him justifying our demand of 30% corpus. We will provide him full detail on this issue in writing shortly.
  3. Child Care Leave--On this issue also  he was not positive . We have placed our view point and will further discuss with MD
  4. Delay payment of terminal benefits to the retired employees--we raised the concern over delay payment in terminal benefits. He informed that gratuity and GPF payment has been cleared upto December 2013 and commutation & leave encashment upto August/Sep 2013. He said efforts are being made to further improve the condition.
  5. Shortage of mtce funds--We apprised him how the non availability of  maintenance fund is affecting revenue generation. We have asked him that after pension notification, management and Association/Union should sit together to find out the strategy to increase the revenue.
   
06-02-14 Meeting with Jt GM(HR)---GS along with AGS Shri Virender Singh, CS Mumbai Shri J J Mathias & Jt CS Mumbai Shri G P Yadav, CS Delhi Shri Sunil Kumar met Jt GM(HR) on 05-02-14 and discussed following issues.
  1. DPC in different Executive cadres--He informed that regarding calling screening report of DGM (Telecom) and DGM(Fin) for regular promotion, file has been moved for the approval of Dir (Fin) and after that process will be started in other cadres.
  2. JTO(Civil) ACP case--He said action is being taken to resolve the concern raised by the Association.
  3. Regular DPC in E2 non technical identified posts--We briefed him about the non action at Delhi unit on the letter written by corporate office because of ambiguity in the letter. He assured that after the reply from Delhi unit, clear letter will be issued.
  4. Pending seniority cases-- We briefed him about long pending seniority cases of Mumbai unit in SDE cadre. Cases will be expedited.
  5. Floater medical cases -- Pending cases were briefed in detail. He talked to concerned officers of Mumbai unit and assured to resolve the problems.
  6. Upto date Seniority list of JTO (T) and SDE (T)---Work will be started on updating the seniority lists from next week
   
06-02-14 Meeting with GM(HR)--GS along with AGS Shri Virender Singh, CS Mumbai Shri J J Mathias & Jt CS Mumbai Shri G P Yadav met GM(HR) on 03-02-14 and discussed following issues.
  1. New Promotion Policy--GM(HR) said that a draft promotion policy is being discussed amongst the management and as and when draft is finalized it will be discussed with the Association before taking any final decision. 
  2. AM(HR)/Mktg/legal/CS promotions--Case was briefed by us in detail and asked him to find out the way to promote them by notifying the RRs on the line of AM(T) till the integrated new promotion policy is decided because decision on promotion policy may take time. 
  3. JTO (Civil) ACP--Action is being taken on the concern raised by Association regarding implementation of the orders by Mumbai unit.
  4. Medical cases--Pending medical reimbursement cases of serving and retired officers were raised by us, GM(HR) assured appropriate action.
  5. Seniority cases in different cadres--He apprised about the action being taken on different cases. Association asked him to take expedite the legal cases so as to ensure the speedy promotion in different cases particularly in JTO cadre where two cases are pending in the court.   
   
01-02-14                           Promotion, Transfer posting in GM cadre

Corporate Office promoted 3 ITS absorbed officers to the post of GM on regular basis. We congratulate these officers on their functional promotion to the post of General Manager. Three existing GMs have been transferred and posted on other posts.

  <<click for posting orders of these officers>>

   
01-02-14

GoM asks Govt. to give soft loan to MTNL/BSNL to pay up salaries

 

In the the Group of Ministers meeting on 31 Jan 2014, GoM has asked Govt. ---

 to give loans to MTNL/BSNLto help both loss-making telcos pay a portion of their salary bills. The government is likely to consider roughly Rs 8,500 crore of soft loans at a token 1 per cent interest to help MTNL/BSNL pay salaries to a section of employees who were absorbed from the telecom department. BSNL and MTNL are likely to receive roughly Rs 2,000 crore and Rs 390 crore, respectively, in the first year. BSNL is likely to receive about Rs 7,500 crore at net present value over a 10-year span while MTNL will receive close to Rs 1,000 crore over a similar span . Repayments will kick off after the 10th year
The inter-ministerial group also gave in-principle nod to BSNL's plans to hive-off its tower assets into a new company.  No decision has been arrived at for land monetization of MTNL/BSNL.

Read more at :  ................................ <<news link>>

   
31-01-14 Government to discuss unlocking value of BSNL, MTNL property tomorrow . 
Read more at:      <<<< News >>>>
 
   
30-01-14 GS writes to CMD for system improvement in MTNL eps module. <<letter>>>
   
29-01-14 Meeting with Member (Services)--GS Shri V K Tomar along with AGS Shri D P S Chaudhary, CS Shri Sunil Kumar,& CT Shri Satyavir Singh met Member (services) yesterday and thanked him for his efforts to get pension issue approved from cabinet. We requested him to expedite the process of notification from DOP &PW. He informed that cabinet approval was sent to DOP&PW about a week ago for further action to notify the amendment in pension rule 37A, but yesterday they have written back to DOT to send the draft of amendment in pension rule. Member (Services) said that he has asked MTNL to send the draft in a day or two so that it can be sent back to DOP&PW after the approval of MOC&IT at the earliest. Member (services) asked us to pursue the case at every stage to ensure the pension notification before the election notification otherwise it will be after election. 
   
28-01-14                                    CMD asks staff to perform

A well organized meeting was held in CGO on 27th Jan which was attended by more than 250 officers. CMD, Shri A K Garg, CGM (WS) Shri  D P Singh, GM(Central ) Shri Satish Tandon, GS Shri V K Tomar, CS Shri Sunil Kumar     addressed the meeting. GS thanked CMD for his excellent efforts in resolving pension issue and asked the officers to work hard to increase the revenue to turn around  the company and also said that until and unless company does not come in profit, pay revision in 2017 will be very difficult.  GS also raised some of the issue raised by members in different meetings. CGM (WS)  apprised the house about the various steps taken by him to improve the services. CMD in his address expressed his unhappiness over the way officers are working. He very strongly said that in spite of assurances given by Association, services are not  improving. He said that there are still 20%  officers who are not performing well and are getting salary because of 20% who are working extraordinarily, so non performers must be identified. He made very clear that if company does not improve its revenue and come in profit, forget about next pay revision and other benefits. He also pointed out the tendency of the staff of late coming and asked every body to come on time. He said that I have got pension and BWA issue resolved and will get other issues resolved from the govt, but MTNL can not revive and survive with the settlement of these issue only with out increasing the revenue. We appreciate CMD's free and frank discussion on various matters. Shri S R Singh Circle President gave vote of thanks and raised the issue of cable maintenance and restoration of cables  cut by different agencies and expressed the need of coordination at senior level with other govt agencies to fix the problems.  

All officers are appealed to take the observation of CMD seriously and do their level best to improve the individual performance and the performance of the company to increase its revenue because all our benefits are related to the profit of the company. Come forward and start drive to improve the services and revenue of the company.

 <<<photos of the meeting>>>

   
 

General body meeting of WS, Corporate office, Central, ITTM and officers of other areas sitting in CGO building is going to be held today, i.e, 27Th JAN at Auditorium,1st floor CGO building to extend sincere thanks to all those who worked for the settlement of pension issue and BWA refund  and resolve to work hard to increase the revenue of the company to get it turn around and bring back to its glories as expected by CMD from Association.

 CMD MTNL & CGM (WS) will also grace the meeting.

27-01-14 MTNL ED Delhi office issues TIme Bound Promotion list of FInancial Stream E2 to E3. Please click the link for the list ...............<<<List>>>>
   
25-01-14

Govt moving towards MTNL, BSNL merger: Sibal << click for news >>

MTNL to compete in 4G space, launch 8 Mbps wi-fi service in April.  <<<< click for news >>>>

MTNL to give up 4G for free spectrum    <<< click for news >>>>

MTNL and BSNL merger on the cards, says Kapil Sibal   <news>

Republic Day Gift: BSNL and MTNL to offer free roaming in Delhi and Mumbai                                                               << click for news >>

   
25-01-14 MEA Welcomed Hon'ble MOC & IT Shri Kapil Sibalji
And Expressed its heartfelt gratitude for resolving the govt. Pension issue of MTNL on (24-01-2014) in Mumbai

<<<photos of welecome of Hon'ble MOC & IT Shri Kapil Sibal in Mumbai by MEA on 24t Jan>>

   
25-01-14 GS writes to CMD in response to his letter to GS MEA thanking for the support and co operation of Association to MTNL management in resolving the pension issue and also the appeal of CMD to Association for its support and cooperation in bringing the company back to its glories. <<<GS   letter  to CMD
   
  General body meeting of WS, Corporate office, Central, ITTM and officers of other areas sitting in CGO building will be held on 27Th JAN at Auditorium,1st floor CGO building to extend sincere thanks to all those who worked for the settlement of pension issue and BWA refund  and resolve to work hard to increase the revenue of the company to get it turn arround and bring back to its glories as expected by CMD from Association. Future agenda for settlement of other pending issues will also be discussed. All are requested to attend the meeting. CMD MTNL & CGM (WS) will also grace the meeting.
   
  General body meeting of BCP area---A well organized meeting arranged by Shri J S Yadav, Area Secretary was held on 24th Jan in BCP building which was attended by more than 70 officers. Meeting was addressed by GS, CS, AGS Shri D P S Chaudhary, CHQ Vice President Shri Praveen Passi, CT Shri Satyavir Singh, Org Secy Shri C P Baliyan, CHQ ACT Shri Arun Dixit. All officers elaborately explained that how pension issue and BWA refund issue could be settled with the vital role played by MEA and MTNL management in  getting  the govt support on these issues. GS and other office bearers thanked the members for their support and faith  exhibited by them in last 13 years. GS explained how 6th Jan felicitation of MOC & IT helped us in getting cabinet approval on 9th Jan. GS asked house to give their 100% to increase the revenue of the company to get it turned around, he said now its our turn to show our commitment towards the revival and survival of the company .GS also assured the commitment of the Association to resolve the pending issues like 78.2% fitment, Promotion policy, CCL, restoration of LTC and other perks, formation of corpus with 30%  basic + IDA for terminal benefits to the MTNL recruited officers/employees etc.
   
25-01-14 General body meeting of Minto road division of WS area was held on 23rd JAN in minto road building which was attended by almost all officers of that division and addressed by GS, CS, CT Jt CS Shri M K Singh, ACS Shri B L Singh  AS Shri Dilawar Ali, DS Shri T P Singh and proceedings were organised by Shri J K Veram Area President. GS and CS thanked members for their support and co operation during 13 years struggle of pension issue and also thanked MTNL management for their right decisions and sincere efforts to ensure the settlement of pension issue and BWA refund. GS asked members to give their 100% to increase the revenue of the company to bring it into profit by next year so that we can get our pay revision and other benefits. GS also assured to fight for settlement of other pending issues. Mrs Vijay Laxmi Rastogi presided over the meeting.
   
22-01-14 MTNL Executive Association pays heartful thanksgiving to CMD & MTNL management for final resolution of Pension/BWA issues and also appreciated his acknowledgement  of MTNL EA's catalysing, collaborative efforts, cooperation  in acheiving this success. ...............................        Photo   letter
22-01-14  Meeting with ED Delhi---GS Shri V K Tomar, CS Shri Sunil Kumar, CT Shri Satyavir Singh & Jt CS Shri  Rajkumar Sharma met ED on 21-01-14 and discussed following issues.

1--ITTM issues

  • Canteen in ITTM--Association asked ED to decide over the proposal of canteen in ITTM. ED assured to look into this matter and decide shortly.
  •  Broadband connection at the residence of faculty members--ED assured to decide the case shortly
  • Teaching allowance to DEs in ITTM--He also assured to decide the case shortly

 2--LA Promotion in CAO cadre--Association demanded to fill up all vacant posts of CAO, ED asked Association representatives to discuss this issue first with GM(Fin) and than with him.

3--Left out cases of DE (telecom)--there are some left out cases of earlier list of LA promotion of DE. Association asked to issue the orders of these left out cases. He assured to issue the orders in a day or so.

4--Discussion on improvement of services was held in detail.

   
   
22-01-14 Area General body meeting of Plg & Dev--

GBM of Plg & Dev area was held today at BSNL recreation club 5th floor Kidwai Bhawan. In the meeting the CHQ/Circle office Bearers were felicitated and whole-heartedly welcomed by the packed house (more than 70 members) with Flower-Bouquets. The programme was very well organized by the Area Secretary Sh. A P Pandey, who on behalf of the house thanked  General Secretary  and whole CHQ/Circle body for arduous, sincere, tireless & tremendous efforts in getting the Pension & BWA spectrum issues settled in favor of MTNL.. GS, CS Shri Sunil Kumar CT Shri Satyavir Singh, CHQACT Shri Arun Dixit, Jt CS Shri Rajkumar. ACT Shri Vikrant Singh adressed the gathering.  General Secretary  thanked the members for their full support and co operation . He elaborated that the resolution of  these two issues will wipe out apprx. 2200 crores per annum from the  losses in MTNL’s balance sheet but  still there will be loss of another 2000 crore which is to be removed from balance sheet by increasing the revenue . Hence for survival of MTNL we should work hard & improve the productivity, so that we can achieve our immediate target of 10% increase in revenue. GS also explained how MEA has created history in past by getting E2 pay scale , First time bound promotion in4 years instead of 6 years in promotion policy,30% fitment, time bound promotion upto E7 and now pension from govt. GS also assured house that other issues like 78.2% fitment, Promotion policy of PSU heirarchy, CCL, 30% Corpus for MTNL recruited officers etc will be taken up by Association shortly and asked members to be united and have faith & confidence in Association.  GS hoped that MTNL will be in profit in 2015 and we will be able to get our IIIrd pay revision implimented in 2017 but for this we all will have to work hard to bring MTNL back to its glories.

   
21-01-14 Calendar of Holding of DPCs in various cadres ----  MTNL Corporate office has circulated schedule of proposed DPCs for regular promotion in various cadres during the calendar year 2014 to Delhi/Mumbai units for necessary action & implementations at their end.... <letter>
   
21-01-14 Promotion to AM(legal) post on E2 scale from NTIP -- MTNL Corporate Office has asked Delhi/Mumbai Units to send screening reports of the 06 eligible candidates for regular promotion to the cadre of AM(Legal)...... <letter>
   
20-01-14

TRANSMISSION Area General Body Meeting- Felicitation of CHQ/Circle

GBM of Transmission area was held on dated 18.01.2014 in late Afternoon hours at BSNL recreation club 5th floor Kidwai Bhawan. In the meeting the CHQ/Circle office Bearers were felicitated and whole-heartedly welcomed by the packed house (more than 100 members) with Flower-Bouquets & mementos. The programme was very well organized by the Area Secretary Sh. Brijesh Kumar, who on behalf of the house thanked Sh. V.K. Tomar, General Secretary for his arduous, sincere, tireless & tremendous efforts in getting the Pension & BWA spectrum withdrawal issues settled in favor of MTNL.  General Secretary also thanked the members for their full support, which ultimately gave him power and confidence to fight for these legitimate issues. He elaborated that the resolution of  these two issues will wipe out apprx. 2200 crores per annum from the  losses in MTNL’s balance sheet. He further told that many other benefits are also in the pipeline in the next GoM (e.g. Monetizing of land, VRS/salary support etc.) for which MEA is in constant touch with Corporate Office & Hon’ble Minister. He stressed that these issues will pave the way for revival of MTNL & we only can do the survival of MTNL. Hence for survival of MTNL we should work hard & improve the productivity, so that we can achieve our immediate target of 10% increase in revenue.

He added that MTNL EA is persuing for  78.2 % IDA merger, PSU-style Promotion Policy, CCL, perks & perquisites, 30 % Corpus fund, Another option of Govt. Pension for Pro-rata optees, Medical facility from CGHS etc.

Other CHQ/Circle Office Bearers  Sh. Dharampal Singh AGS (CHQ), Sh. Sunil Kumar Circle Secretary (Delhi),  Sh. Satyavir Singh Treasurer (Delhi Circle) also addressed the house.

   
20-01-14       BB-O Area GBM- Felicitation of CHQ/Circle

GBM of Broadband-O Unit was held on dated 20.01.2014 at 02:00 PM at Room No. 555. In the meeting the CHQ/Circle office Bearers were felicitated & welcomed by the house (apprx. 75-80 members) with Flower-Bouquets. On behalf of the BB Unit, Area Secy (BB) Sh. Shalendra Chauhan & Area President Sh. A.P. Singh thanked Sh.V.K.Tomar, General Secretary for his ultimate & historic efforts in getting the Pension & BWA spectrum withdrawal issues settled in favor of MTNL. 

General Secretary also thanked the members for their full support, which ultimately gave him power and confidence to fight for these legitimate issues. However he appealed to the house that the subject of today’s meet should be a celebration rather than a felicitation of G.S., because the credit should go to every member of MTNL EA. He appealed to every member that we should be united, as now we have got an opportunity where after getting revival package ( several other revival issues are also in pipeline in next GoM) we should work for survival of MTNL.

 He added that MTNL EA is persuing for  78.2 % IDA merger, PSU-style Promotion Policy, CCL, perks & perquisites, 30 % Corpus fund, Another option of Govt. Pension for Pro-rata optees, Medical facility from CGHS etc.

Other CHQ/Circle Office Bearers  Sh. Dharampal Singh AGS (CHQ), Sh. Sunil Kumar Circle Secretary (Delhi),  Sh. Satyavir Singh Treasurer (Delhi Circle), Sh. Vimal Sundriyal Jt.Circle Secy (Delhi Circle) also addressed the house.

   
18-01-14 Meeting with DR AMs of Telecom/mktg/fin/HR wing--A large number of officers attended the meeting on 17-01-14  and raised their concern over long pending issues related to carrier progression and post retirement benefits as per  DPE guidelines for PSU employees, 78.2% fitment and CCL. GS explained that Association is pursuing all these issues for a long time but nothing concrete has come out. GS also said that for quite long time Association was focused on vital issues like pension from govt to the absorbed employees and BWA refund which were very essential  for the revival and survival of the company and now with the full support and co operation of all employees absorbed or direct recruitee , these issues have  been settled , so the focus of the Association now will be on  pending issues like promotion policy as per PSU heirarchy, 30% corpus for terminal benefits to MTNL recruited officers/employees, 78.2% fitment, CCL and restoration of other perks and allowances freezed by management. GS asked members to come out with their proposal on promotion policy by 27 th Jan, so that Association can take up the cases vigorously in the month of Feb. If required Association will go on protest action to get the settlement of these issues. Proposal on promotion policy can be sent on gsmtnlea@yahoo.com.
   
17.01.14 MTNL Corporate office has promoted following MTNL absorbed Officers to the posts of CGMs as below --

1. Sh. Kamlesh Kumar   CGM (D)

2. Sh. R.A. Gupta    CGM (O)

3. Sh. N.K. Mehta  CGM (EB)

We whole heartedly congratulate the Officers on their promotion

16-01-14 Congratulations! Cabinet decision on pension and BWA refund conveyed to DOT and MTNL today. MTNL started process for implementation of  BWA decision and DOT for pension notification by Department of Pension.
   
16-01-14 CEC of Delhi Circle--CEC was held today in Recreation club BSNL Kidwai Bhawan. CEC appreciated the role of CHQ in resolving the pension issue and BWA refund and passed the resolution to take up the case of PRO-RATA pension optees for giving them fresh option for combined pension.  CEC  appreciated the role of MTNL management in resolving the pension issue and BWA refund and resolved to work hard to increase the revenue of the company and bring MTNL back to its glories as appealed by CMD in his letter to GS, MEA. . Circle Secretary Com Sunil Kumar requested the office bearers to increase the membership and remit the subscription and special contribution upto date by the end of this month. GS thanked for marvellous support and co operation by the rank and file in making all programs of the Association successful for getting pension issue resolved. GS also assured that now Association will fight for the settlement of PSU promotion policy, CCL, 78.2% fitment, 30% corpus for terminal benefits to the MTNL recruited officers and other pending HR issues.
   
16-01-14 Meeting with Director (Fin)--GS along with AGS Com D P S Chaudhary and CHQ VP Com Praveen Passi met Director (Fin) today and discussed the issues of CAO transferred to Mumbai, JAO seniority case SDE seniority case and discussed the issues of financial condition of MTNL and future actions to improve the revenue of the company. DF asked GM(Fin) to put up the case of 3 CAOs for retaintion in Delhi.
   
16-01-14 DPC calendar for the regular promotion of executives in all disciplines is going to be issued shortly by corporate office. All executives who are going to be in the zone of consideration are advised to keep their ACRs ready. DPC for regular promotion in DGM cadre is also expected in the month of February.
   
16-01-14 GS along with CS and CT met Jt GM(HR)  on 15-01-14 for follow up action on the issues DPC calender for 2014, E2 non technical DPC, JTO (Civil) ACP  case corrigendum, seniority cases of some officers etc.
   
  16-01-14 In response of our letter to Hon'ble MOC & IT regarding extension of  of CGHS benefits to MTNL absorbees, MTNL corporate office writes to DOT that MTNL can not decide on this issue, therefore it is the administrative Ministry which can take up the matter with the Ministry of Health and family welfare. MTNL has forwarded the Association letter to DOT for exploring the possibility of CGHS facility to MTNL employees. <<< MTNL letter to DOT with copy to GS MEA>>>  
   

16-01-14

  • After our long persuasion, a committee comprising the senior officers of DoT, BSNL and MTNL recommended
  • that both BSNL and MTNL shall provide a discount of 30% on all telephone bills (including mobile and broad)
  •  and residential service telephone/mobile/broad band connections provided to to the MTNL/BSNL officers/staff may not be disconnected on old outstanding dues.
  • Bills will be paid by officers/employees for the period on or after 01-01-2014.

<<< BSNL letter>>>

   
  Meeting with Director (HR)--- GS Shri V K Tomar along with AGSs Shri D P S Chaudhary & Sanjay Kumar and CS Shri Sunil Kumar met Director HR Shri Sunil Kumar on 13-01-14. GM (HR) Shri Deepak Chanduka was also present in the meeting. Following issues were discussed.
  1. Review of Promotion policy--Association raised that present promotion policy needs to be reviewed to ensure fast carrier progression in the company and asked to form a committee on this subject for which Association has already written to management. Director (HR) once again only assured to look into the matter not any concrete action on this matter. Issue will be taken up further.
  2. Child Care Leave--  Association raised this issue very strongly, Dir (HR) and GM (HR) said that matter will again be taken up for decision at higher level.
  3. Regular promotion in the cadre of DGM--We asked Director (HR) to issue the regular promotion orders in the cadre of DGM in all disciplines as was assured when adhoc promotion orders were issued in August 2013. He assured to look into this matter.
  4. JAO seniority case--He informed that after his  approval  case has been sent to Director (Fin) for financial approval.
  5. SDEs seniority case--He informed that this case is also with Director (Fin) for his approval.
  6. Inclusion of working spouse in Medical OPD card--We pleaded the case for inclusion of working spouse in the medical OPD card. Dir (HR) and GM (HR) both assured to look into the case. GM(HR) was convinced with our logics and explained case to Dir (HR) also.
   
13-01-14  CMD MTNL Shri A K Garg thanks MEA for its support in resolving the pension issue and sought its continued support & cordination for resolving other important pending issues i.e improvement of services and revival of MTNL and expressed confidence that Association's full support shell help Managment in resolving these issues and bringing back the MTNL to its glories. <<CMD's letter to GS MEA>>
12-01-14   IDA rate has been revised by 5% for board level and below board level posts including non unionised supervisors in CPSEs w.e.f. 01-01-2014.  <<<< click for order >>>>
12-01-14
Notional date of promotion : Hon Principal CAT, New Delhi extended notional date of promotion in its judgment dated 02.01.2014 in a case filed by the comrades of MTNL who passed the LDCE held in 2001 by DoT.  Hon PCAT directed to extend the benfit w.e.f 23.01.2002 and allowed arrear.

Operative portion of the judgment: "From the aforesaid facts of this OA, there cannot be any doubt that it is squarely covered by the order of the Bangalore Bench of this Tribunal in OA No.181/2009 (supra). For the same reason, the objection regarding delay and latches raised by the Respondents have no merit.  The Respondents have already granted the year-wise seniority to the Applicants as SDE. Accordingly, we allow this OA and direct the Respondents to assign the notional date of promotion to the Applicants as SDE w.e.f. 23.01.2002 with all consequential benefits including counting their experience in the post of SDE for subsequent promotions and notional fixation of salary in E3, i.e., the scale of pay applicable to SDE and consequential increments/upgradation with all consequential benefits w.e.f. from the aforesaid date".

Hon PCAT Judgment

   
09-01          !! CONGRATULATION !!                                          

Today cabinet approved  pension and BWA refund.

 Great achievment

Finally we have been able to get the govt pension approved from cabinet as in BSNL. It could be possible because of  long struggle, persuasion and a strategy adopted along with CMD MTNL Shri A K Garg and Hon'ble MOC &IT Shri Kapil Sibal. Our Association was in a proper loop with CMD MTNL, DOT and Hon'ble MOC &IT and used every means to ensure secured pension from govt.  Thanks to all who supported in long journey to achieve secured pension from govt. We had seven meetings with Shri Kapil Sibal in last two years. Our meetings with Hon'ble MOC &IT helped a lot to get the hurdles clear in the process of final approval. Our 6th January mega event in which we welcomed Hon'ble MOC & IT  touched him to such an extent that he had said "for first time I am feeling that I am with our own people and will do any thing for your issue " . In 9th JAN cabinet meeting he made unprecedented efforts to see the cabinet approval and took it as his family case. In felicitation program, he had assured that he will get pension and BWA refund approved in cabinet meeting and he did so. We whole heartedly thank to Shri Kapil Sibal, Shri P. Chidambraum and all GOM members, Cabinet of India , MTNL board and specially to Shri A K. Garg  CMD who was instrumental in settlement of 13 years long pending issue.

It is befitting reply to the devil mind negative forces and so called champions who  unsuccessfully tried their level best to stop the officers from attending the felicitation of Hon' ble MOC & IT Shri Kapil Sibal who had got our pension issue and BWA refund case approved from GOM  and was to fight in cabinet to get its approval after three days of our program of welcome and felicitation of him on 6th JAN. We don' understand whom they want to give credit of pension settlement if not to Hon'ble MOC & IT Shri Kapil Sibal and CMD MTNL. This alone incident is sufficient to expose these self declared champions who never did any positive thing in their life and their purpose has never been to resolve the issue but to make politics and misguide innocent members. These are the same people who mislead officers and filled up option forms at E0. Had they been at the helm of affairs, they would have destroyed the whole executive cadre, but MEA was there to save the interest of the executives so stopped the whole process and fought to get the option with E2 pay scale, which we achieved and than only filled up the form for option with E2 scale . These are the same champions who proposed HRA capping and OPD medical reimbursement withdrawal  in the formal meeting with MTNL management at the time of 30% fitment, which was opposed by MEA in the same meeting and ensured 30% fitment without HRA capping and OPD withdrawal. 30% fitment without HRA capping could be possible only because of MEA who is so strong that negative forces can not prevail. They talk about combined trust with Govt guarantee proposed by MTNL management, so this was the turning point which compelled govt to agree our demand of secured pension from govt as in BSNL. The consent on this proposal as a second option was not given alone by MEA but by the united forum which agreed with certain amendment in 37A in the united forum meeting with whole MTNL board. MEA has never given any written consent on trust in thirteen years. These champions demanded Trust for executives in writing in 2007  in which there was no sovereign guaranty and was a suicidal step taken by these champions, than we opposed and stopped this move by writing to MOC &IT, not only this in 2012 their so called champion of Mumbai also demanded Trust for executives in the presence of whole MTNL board and all Delhi and Mumbai Unions and Associations.  Consent on combined trust with sovereign guarantee was given jointly by United Forum as second option to put pressure on govt to consider our First option. <<,See UF consent with suggested amendment>>. Yes we were the first to get MTNL management agree to include the suggested amendment of sovereign guarantee in the proposal of Combined Trust. Our strategy worked  when GOM considered that if govt has to pay Rs 6000/- crore in Trust and has also to give the sovereign guarantee that govt will be liable to pay pension to the MTNL absorbed employees in case trust fails for any reason than why not pension as in BSNL where govt has to pay with the same guarantee. Even after this strategic second option , we never deviated from our stand of pension as in BSNL and pursued the case for our Ist option with Hon'ble MOC & IT, other GOM members, DOT and CMD MTNL.

Ultimately we succeeded in our strategy, hard work and persuasion. We believe in honesty transparency and hard work not on words like other champions. This pension issue could be settled because of our positive approach, right decisions and hard work not because of negative forces who work only for politics. Negative approach can never bring positive result. Always be positive, transparent and have faith on your self.

We are committed to get 78.2% fitment, CCL, 30% corpus for  post retirement benefits to MTNL recruited employees, attractive promotional avenues, restoration of LTC and other perks, IIIrd pay revision. Be united come together for positive work.

Thanks to all rank and file for their support and faith. Thanks to BSNL Unions and Associations for their support, Specially Com W.S.Rao, Com G L Jogi, Com K Sabestin, Com Prahalad Rai and Com V A N Namboodri .

Today at 8.00 PM after cabinet meeting, we met Hon'ble MOC &IT  to thank him for his unparallel efforts to ensure govt pension in MTNL. CMD Shri A K Garg and Director (Fin) Shri P K Purwar were also there, so we together met and thanked Shri Kapil Sibal by presenting bouquets and offering sweets. Shri Sibal said that he will get other issues like  land monetisation and preference to MTNL BSNL services by Govt department  and other issues to revive the MTNL settled shortly.

In today's meeting , cabinet also approved the BWA refund case. It was exclusive demand of MEA for last three years. We had taken up this issue with Hon'ble PM, Hon'ble MOC & IT & MTNL management. Now ultimately  cabinet has approved it. click below for details

Enjoy, be positive, hope for best things in the days to come. MEA is there for your welfare and welfare of company. Negative force can never prevail in MTNL. 

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