Notice Board



26-07-12 MTNL Corporate office writes to BSNL corporate office to instruct the concerned officers of BSNL not to disconnect the RSTC of MTNL for the pending bills prior to 01-10-2007 and restoration of  RSTC/CTC of MTNL for outstanding dues prior to 10-10-2007 in response of the letter of GS, MEA on the subject. << current and previous letters on the subject>>>
25-07-12 GS writes to Dir (HR) to conduct DPC for regular promotion in the cadre of Sr Manager (Telecom)/DE because a large number of seniority quota is unfilled because of fast retirement in last few months. <<<letter>>>
25-07-12 Corporate Office notified the pay anomaly committee for resolving pay anomaly cases arising out of wage revision w.e.f 01-01-2007 that are pending in corporate office. <<office memorandum>>
25-07-12 United Forum writes to CMD to defer its protest action programme for two months with the due note of optimism that our notified demands will be settled with in the definite time frame as hinted.<<<letter>>>
24-07-12 GS writes to CMD regarding framing RRs for promotion from AM(HR)/Mktg/legal/CS to DM and giving them due promotion to stop the migration of talent. <<<letter>>>
24-07-12 24-07-2012 Delegation of UFOM lead by Shri. Bhai Jagtab met Shri. Milind Deora, Hon'ble MOS(C&IT) and presented memorandum requesting him to use his good offices for early settlement of the Pension issue. Shri. Milind Deoraji promised that he will take all possible steps to finalize the pension issue at the earliest
24-07-12 All the constituent Unions & Associations' representatives attended meeting with MTNL management on 23-07-12 in corporate office committee room. From management side, CMD, Dir (Tech), Dir (HR), Dir (Fin), ED (Delhi), GM (HR), Jt GM (HR), GM (A), Delhi were present. Issues of pension from Govt, revision of pension, stopping formation of pension trust, fitment with 78.2% IDA were discussed in length. United forum maintained its stand not to accept parity of pay scales with BSNL, because it is not workable, viable and legally sustainable condition to get pension from Govt. This issue will be deliberated with united forum in next two months to find a viable solution to prepare a road map before sending it to the DOT. Management assured that orders regarding revision of pension will be issued shortly. Regarding formation of pension trust, views of the UF will be conveyed to DOT and process will be stopped. Pay fixation with 78.2% IDA neutralization w.e.f 01-01-2007 was discussed in length, and management insisted to leave this issue in the name of poor financial condition and other reasons, but UF maintained that it is our legitimate right which is to be recognised and considered by management, we can not leave the issue. Ultimately management kept issue alive and assured to consider it in due course of time. Meeting lasted from 3 PM to 8.30 PM and after the appeal of the CMD, UF deferred protest action programme for two months . UF will review the situation after two months in the light of the development on various issues . Maintain unity and solidarity. Minutes are attached with previous news.
23-07-12                                          UF programme deferred

In View of the discussion held with MTNL management on 23-07-12 and appeal by management , United Forum has deferred the protest action for two months.

<<<click for record of discussion and appeal by managment>>

21-07-12 Executive committee meeting of United forum was held in CTO dormitory on 21-07-12 which was attended by office bearers of All unions and associations. United Forum representatives briefed the gathering and informed that no positive development has taken place, so work according to rule programme is to be observed in a effective way.  
19.07.12 DPC for regular promotion from JTO(T) to SDE(T) has been done by MTNL corporate office. The Orders are expected very shortly


A massive Rally was organised by United Forum from K.L. Bhawan to Sanchar Bhawan. More than 10000 Employees and Officers participated in the Rally, which was terminated at Parliament  Street. The gathering was addressed by the leaders of Different unions & associations. All the speakers stressed that there will be no compromise on the issue of Pension from Govt., revision of Pension and 78.2% fitment. The leaders announced that if the issues are not settled to the satisfaction of the UNITED FORUM, then Work According to Rule programme will be started very effectively from 24th July onward and also appealed to the employees/Officers to make the Work According to Rule Programme a grand success.

After the rally United Forum representatives presented a memorandum to MoC&IT. Please click the link for memorandum <<Memo>> 

17.07.12 United Forum of MTNL Mumbai attended the conciliation proceedings at RLC, Mumbai. Click the link for the minutes of meeting <<MoM>>
17.07.12 United Forum Mum unit -writes to CMD reacting on the minutes released by MTNL managment for the meeting held on 12-07-12 with UFOM. United Forum, Mumbai reiterates its stand of not compromising with the pay scales in the name of parity of pay scales with BSNL to get pension from govt. because pay scales have nothing to do with the pension which is to be  given by govt as per pension rules, and demands IDA neutralization with 78.2%Click the link for the copy of the letter to CMD, MTNL with copy to RLC, Mumbai.  <<letter>>
17-07-12 All are requested to participate in full strength  in the rally organised by UF in support of its demand of pension from govt, revision of pension & IDA neutralization with 78.2%  on  18-07-12 from K.L.Bhawan to Sanchar Bhawan to submit memorandum to MOC&IT. Rally will start at 12.30 PM from K.L.Bhawan.
16-07-12 DOT letter No.40-21/2001-Pen(T) dated 08-06-11 vide which MTNL was desired to explore if the employees would agree for pay scale parity with BSNL
16-07-12 United Forum writes to CMD reacting on the minutes released by MTNL managment for the meeting held on 12-07-12 with UFOM. UF reiterates its stand of not compromising with the pay scales in the name of parity of pay scales with BSNL to get pension from govt, because pay scales have nothing to do with the pension which is to be  paid by govt as per pension rules, and demands IDA neutralization with 78.2%. <<click for letter>>
13-07-12 Today a meeting of leaders of UFOM and MTNL management was held in the presence of DOT representative in the office of RLC new Delhi. All three sides i.e. UFOM, MTNL management and DOT representative kept their views. hBut this meeting too could not produce any result .     <<<Click for RLC minutes>>
13-07-12 Meeting of united forum was held with MTNL managment on 12-07-12 in corporate office. In the meeting, all the issues were discussed in length, but management did not come out with the clear intention to settle the issues and reiterated the non-availability of funds, so meeting remained inconclusive. <<<click for minutes of the meeting>>

All are requested to be fully mobilized to make all protest action programmees a grand success. Maintain full solidarity and unity to achieve our legitimate rights.

Executives & Non Executives unity Zindabad                  UFOM Zindabad

13-07-12 GS had a discussion with Dir (Fin) regarding exemption of income tax deduction on leave encashment at the time of retirement and requested her to take early decision on the matter on the line as  already has been discussed . She assured to take early decision.
13-07-12  DPC for regular promotion from JTO(T) to SDE(T) is scheduled to be held on 18-07-12 in corporate office.

·         Grand hunger fast at Jantar Mantar A large number of employees/officers sat on hunger fast and about 6000 serving and retired employees and officers participated in the dharna in support of fasting employees at Jantar Mantar on 12-07-12. The commitment and enthusiasm of employees was unparallel, inspite of heavy rain, all employees stayed at venue and a grand demonstration was held in lunch hour which was addressed by representatives of different unions and Associations. United forum representatives were called by management at 11.30 AM to discuss the demands. After the meeting, united forum representatives addressed the gathering and conveyed the decision to continue the protest action as the discussion with management was not to the satisfaction of the united forum. 

12-07-12 Rate of intrest on GPF has been increased to 8.8% during the financial year begining on 01-04-12.<<<letter>>
12-07-12 DOT has issued orders for advising MTNL for taking appropriate decision for revision of pension/family pension to pre- 2007 retirees and payment of arrear.<<letter>>
12-07-12 DPE issued orders for payment of IDA at revised rates for board level posts and below board level posts including non-unionised supervisors in CPSEs. <<<click for orders>>
10-07-2012 Meeting with GM (TY)--A meeting was held with GM (TY) to discuss the varoius issues related to the services of the area and issues related to the executives. Meeting was attended by Shri Sunil kumar DGS, Shri S.N.Rathi, CHQ representative, Shri J.P.Sharma, AS (TY), Shri Dharmendra Gautam, Area President, and all divisional secretaries of TY area. All issues discussed and resolved to the satisfaction of representatives. 
09-07-12 Last week, GS, DGS & OS met PGM(O) and had a discussion regarding shortage of  wi-Fi modems  & clip instruments, PGM(O) informed that there was no shortage of Wi-Fi modems  and told  that 4000 clip instruments were available at present and also assured that about 45000 clip instruments would be available by 15th July,12. All area secretaries are requested let the Association know about the factual position in their areas, so that matter can be further discussed with the managment.
03-07-12 Telecom Department weighs permanent deputation for Indian Telecom Services officers. <<ET report>>
03-07-12 Massive Dharna at JANTAR MANTAR---Under the banner of United Forum, more than 6000 employees and officers set on dharna at Jantar Mantar on 03-07-12 in support of their demands of payment of pension by Govt, revision of pension and fitment with 78.2% IDA. lunch hour demonstration was addressed by the General Secretaries of all the Unions and Associations. All the speakers stressed that protest actions will continue till our demands are met and further programmes will be observed more aggressively and ultimately there will be decisive struggle from 24th July,12 in the form of work according to rules, which may create lot of industrial unrest in MTNL. Com G.L.Jogi, President SNEA (I) and Com Prahlad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA also addressed the gathering and assured their full support in this struggle for legitimate rights of the MTNL employees. All officers and employees are directed to mobilise for further programmes and make full preparation to make our decisive struggle a grand success. PHOTOS OF THE DHARNA -- 1    2    3
02-07-12 RLC (Regional Labour Commissioner) called a meeting of united forum representatives and MTNL management for reconciliation on the protest of MTNL employees and officers. Issues raised by UF were discussed in the meeting but, because issues related to pension and revision of pension were related to DOT/govt, so nothing could be discussed in respect of the solution of the issues, therefore, RLC has called DOT in the next meeting on 13-07-12Fitment with 78.2% was denied on the ground of non-affordability of the company.
02-07-12 MTNL management called United Forum representatives in response of protest notice  regarding pension from Govt, revision of pension & fitment with 78.2% IDA. Meeting was attended by united forum representatives and from management side, CMD, Dir (Tech), Dir (HR), Dir (Fin), ED, Delhi, GM (A) Delhi, Jt GM (HR) were present. All the issues were discussed in detail, but meeting remained inconclusive. Our protest action programmes will continue as scheduled.
02-07-12 Issue of extension of last date of pro-rata pension option was discussed with CMD & Dir (HR) who told that last date was closed after the strong objection of DOT who said that how MTNL has exercised the power of extending last date for which it is not authorised, so any further extension will done only after taking consent from DOT for which MTNL will write to concerned authority in DOT along with the representation of Associations. 
02-07-12 Proposal of removing the limit of 120 medical leaves has been approved by MTNL board in its meeting held on 30-06-12. orders will be issued shortly.
30-06-12 Left out DPC for regular promotion from JTO to SDE (T) is likely to be held in Ist week of July, so kindly get the below bench mark grading cases reviewed who were dropped in last DPC, and sent them to corporate office at the earliest so that these cases can be reconsidered in this ensuing DPC.
30-06-12 GB meeting of Yamuna Vihar Division--GB meeting was held on 25-06-12 in YVR exchange building, in which new divisional representative body was elected in the presence of GS and press secy, Shri Arun dixit. Shri Ashok Sareen (DE-OD), shri P.L.Tandon, JTO, Shri V.P.S.Chauhan, JTO were elected as president, Div Secretary and Treasurer respectively. GS addressed the gathering and replied the queries of the members.

<<<Full Divisional body>>>>

27-06-12 Joint Forum of Executives' Association (MEA & TEAM) wrote to CMD MTNL for extension of last date for opting Pro-Rata pension. Letter is attached -------- <<letter>>
27-06-12  The Representatives of UNITED FORUM OF UNIONS & ASSOCIATIONS of MTNL met Sh. Oscar Fernandes Hon'ble MP & General Secretary (AICC) on 25 June, for seeking his support for resolution of pension issue of MTNL employees at par with BSNL and submitted a memorandum to him. Sh. Oscar Fernandes wrote a D.O. letter to Sh. Kapil Sibal Hon'ble MoC & IT for earliest settlement of the issue. Copy of letter is attached ---------- <<link>>
24-06-12 CMD & Dir (HR) has given the nod to conduct the left out DPC for regular promotion from JTO (T) to SDE (T). GM (HR) assured to start the DPC process at the earliest.
22-06-12 Corporate office issues promotion orders in the grade of Dy Manager/SDE (civil) on regular basis.

 <<<Letter>>>          <<<<Letter-2>>>

21-06-12 Divisional representative body of Shahadra division.

Representative bodies of MPLS, Internet & BB divisions

20-06-12 Joint Forum of Executives' Associations writes to Dir (HR) regarding further extension of  last date of Pro-rata pension option .<<<letter>>>
19-06-12 GS along with OS & DGS met Dir (FIN) and discussed the issue of income tax deduction on earned leave encashment at the time of retirement. GS requested her to take early decision on the representation of the Association for not deducting income tax on the leaves of the employees credited in their account on the date of absorption in MTNL, because those leaves were earned during central govt service and as per income tax rules ,there is no income tax on earned leave encashment in central govt services. BSNL has already taken decision in this respect. Dir (Fin) said that she will discuss again this issue with concerned officers and  let the Association know the exact position of the case in two/three days.    
16-06-12 ED Delhi has endorsed the regular promotion orders of 114 officers from AMT)/JTO to DM(T)/SDE.



Meeting with Dir (HR)GS along with OS/DGS/treasurer and Shri J.J.Mathias, CS, Mumbai met Dir (HR) and discussed following issues.

1. Left out DPC for promotion from JTO to SDE---Association expressed the anguish of the affected officers over delay in conducting the left out DPC. Dir (HR) informed that CMD had asked certain information which have been provided and after his approval DPC will be conducted.

2. Below bench mark casesAssociation once again explained the issue and necessity to get it settled to its best ability. Let us hope we will get justice.

3. 120 days HPL (Half Pay Leave) limitAs per MTNL rules, there is a limit of 120 days HPL which badly affects some employees who require more medical leave. Now a HR proposal has been prepared to remove this limit. This proposal is expected to be put up in next board meeting for its approval.

4. Last date of pro-rata pension optionAssociation strongly opposed the decision of management not to extend the last date of pro-rata pension option beyond 30th June 2012 given the fact that pension issue is still unsettled while the reason to extend last date again and again was the unsettlement of pension issue. Dir (HR) said that decision of not extending the last date of option was taken after the objection of DOT on this extension without any specific order on the subject. After detailed discussion, he said that representation of Associations to extend the date will be taken up in the board meeting for its consideration.

5. Withdrawal of pro-rata pension option--There are some officers of Mumbai unit who want to withdraw already exercised option of pro-rata pension which have been turned down by corporate office on the ground that options have been processed and sent to CCA. On our request, Dir (HR) asked Association to represent the cases again and assured efforts will be made to recall the cases if procedurally possible.

General discussion on the financial viability of company also took place. Dir (HR) wanted certain information on some of the proposals/suggestions of Association to increase the revenue through unconventional means.

16-06-12 GS along with OS Shri R.K.Mudgal, CS Mumbai Shri J.J.Mathias, ACS Mumbai Shri Virender Singh met Jt GM (HR) to follow up the pending HR issues. Seniority cases, pro-rata cases and DPC issues were followed up. He informed that JTO(C) to SDE (C) DPC of 8 officers has been conducted and orders will be issued shortly. Screening report for DPC from SDE (C) to XEN (C) has been called for from Delhi & Mumbai unit.
15-06-12 Corporate Office kept in abeyance the payment of allowances of the 6th CPC to Group A officers on deemed deputation to MTNL. <<<CO letter>>>

Meeting with CMD—GS along with Com Sunil Kumar, DGS, Com J.J. Mathias, Circle Secretary, Mumbai, Com Virender Singh, ACS, Mumbai met CMD on 13-06-12 and discussed following issues.

1.     Left out SCF DPC from JTO(T) to SDE (T)—GS apprised him of the whole issue and requested  to get the left out SCF DPC at the earliest and after that LICE to contain the demoralisation & frustration amongst the officers who are eagerly waiting their long awaited legitimate due right of promotion. CMD said that he is aware of the issue and it has been discussed with Dir (HR). He asked Association to discuss with Dir (HR) again for early DPC.

2.     Below bench mark cases— GS briefed about the issue and pleaded for considering old CRs with old bench marks for financial as well as functional up gradations and also to review the new bench marks in view of the proposed bench marks of BSNL which were proposed by him only as Dir (HR) BSNL. He appeared positive but asked to discuss again with Dir (HR).

3.     Issue related to time bound functional promotions as assured in terms and conditions of absorption was discussed and he said will again be discussed in the days to come.

4.     Issues related to services and shortages of material were also discussed. He informed that Ist lot of delivery of wi-fi modem has been received and distributed in Delhi and Mumbai. Issues related to marketing and sales were also discussed. Association proposed to come again with a detailed presentation on sales and marketing in days to come. CMD asked Association to come any time with the suggestions and proposals related to sales, marketing and services and assured to take appropriate actions to implement good suggestions.  He also said that if we could increase our revenue by 15 to 20%, we can be able to get support from govt to turn around the company. He asked Association to make its efforts to increase the revenue through its members.

5.     A brief discussion on pension and 78.2% fitment was also done in which Association made it clear that we will fight strongly through United Forum for pension from Govt and 100% IDA neutralisation with 78.2% IDA fitment and other issues.


13-06-12 United Forum issues trade union notice to CMD for settlement of payment of pension to MTNL absorbees by Govt and stopping process for formation of  pension trust for MTNL absorbees and also for implementation of govt orders  regarding IInd pay revision committee ie fitment with 78.2% IDA, revision of perks and allowances, restoration of LTC and advances, leave encashment, child care leave, family planning allowances ,   <<<notice>>           
13-06-12 GS writes to CMD regarding messing of NGCN redeployed CWG project. <<letter>>
12-06-12 Divisional representative body of internet Division---GB meeting of internet division (BB area) was held in room no 555 Kidwai Bhawan in which new representative body was formed in the presence of GS, DGS, Treasurer, Area Secretary and Area President of BB area. Shri Nawab Singh, DE, Shri Ajay Kumar, JTO & Shri S.P.Sharma, SDE were elected as President, Secretary and Treasurer respectively. GS addressed the house and clarified the queries of the members.
12-06-12 Divisional representative body of Rajpath Sena Bhawan Division--A general body meeting of Rajpath & Sena Bhawan Division was held on 08-06-12 in which new representative body was elected in the presence of Area Secretary (central) Shri K.S.Attree and Area President Shri Sanjay Sharma, Shri V.K.Jain, Shri U.C.Jain & Shri A.K.Sharma were elected as president, Divisional Secretary & Treasurer respectively. 
 11-06-12  United Forum Meeting--In view of persuation of DOT to form a pension trust for MTNL employees/officers and presentation of MTNL managment before Hon'ble MOC & IT on 08-06-12 regarding pension trust instead of persuing for pension from govt as in BSNL, meeting of united forum of MTNL unions and Associations was held on 11-06-12 in which it was decided to oppose the formation of pension trust and fight for pension from Govt as in BSNL. Organisational action notice will be served shortly. Members are appealed to be ready for struggle.
09-06-12 GS writes to Dir (HR) & CMD to convey the frustration & discontentment of officers left out in regular DPC for promotion from JTO (T) to SDE(T) & appealed to conduct the left out DPC at the earliest. <<mail to Dir (HR)>>>             <<< mail to CMD>>>
08-06-12 Corporate Office writes to GM (A), Delhi/Mumbai to intimate to all concerned that 30-06-12 is the last date of option for pro-rata pension to Gr A & B officers and it will not be extended further.<<CO letter>>>
08-06-12 GS writes to CMD, Secy DOT & MOC&IT regarding injustice to executives by not implementing P&H high court decision regarding  seniority of TES GR B officers, and forwarded the representation of 68 officers. <<<letter>>>
06-06-12 Divisional representative body of Shahadra division
06-06-12 GB meeting of Broad Band Division--GB meeting of BB division was held on 06-06-12 in 555 Kidwai bhawan. New division of BB was formed, Shri Ratan lal Garg DE (NOC-BB), Shri Hardev Singh, SDE (KBN), Shri Jacob Methew SDE (KBN) were elected as President, Divisional Secretary and treasurer respectively. GS along with other CHQ office bearers and Area President Shri A.P.Singh & Area Secretary Shri Shailender Chauhan attended the meeting and briefed the house about the various issues related to the executives and appealed the members to do their best to increase the revenue by 15 to 20 %  and assured the house that Association  will not leave any stone unturned to see the settlement of pending issues.
02-06-12 New Telecom Policy approved-roaming charges to go, one -nation-one number cleared.<<media report>>
02-06-12 Joint front of Unions & Associations of MTNL writes to CMD for implementation of the recommendations of IInd pay revision committee of CPSEs ordered by department of public enterprises, Govt of India and other benefits viz, 78.2% fitment, revision of perks & allowances, restoration of LTC & all advances, Leave encashment, child care leave, family planning allowances. <<<letter>>>
02-06-12 Left out DPC for promotion from JTO to SDE--In the meeting with Dir (HR) on 28-05-12, GS had expressed the resentment of Association and members for not holding the DPC for all vacancies of SCF and pleaded for holding the left out DPC in this week only. After brief discussion, Dir (HR) said efforts will be made to conduct the DPC for left out vacancies in next week.

LICE-In the last meeting with Dir (HR) and GM (HR), the point to conduct the LICE with objective paper only was discussed in length, but Dir (HR) & GM (HR) did not agree the suggestion of abolishing the subjective paper.  The issue of objective paper will be further discussed with the management. 

02-06-12 GB meeting of MPLC Division--GB meeting of MPLS division was held today at lunch hour in room no 555 Kidwai Bhawan. GS, DGS, Shri Sunil Kr, Sr Vice President Shri Parmil Gupta, OS, Shri R.K.Mudgil, Chq Treasurer Shri Satyavir Singh, Area President (BB) Shri A.P.Singh, Area Secretary (BB) Shri Shalaindra Chauhan attended the meeting.  Members raised many queries which were replied by GS. GS asked the members not to be impatient and misguided by base less rumours and assured that all pending issues will be settled to the satisfaction of the members. New Divisional Body was formed. Shri Lalji Patel, SDE (NP), Shri Vimal Sundriyal, SDE (RG), Ms Preeti Gulati JTO, (ES to DGM ) were elected as President, Divisional Secretary, Treasurer respectively. Total list will follow.
01-6-12- GB meeting of SHD division---GB meeting of SHD division was held today at closing hour. Meeting started at 5 PM and ended at 8PM. GS, DGS, Treasurer Shri Satyavir Singh, Jt Secretary Shri Ashwani kumar, CHQ representative, Shri S.N.Rathi, Shri R.K.Saxena, Area President Shri Dharmendra Gautam, Area Secretary Shri J.P.Sharma and Div Secratry (LXN) Shr Dheeraj Gupta & Div Secy (MVR) Shri N.P.Singh attended the meeting. Members raised many queries related to left out DPC, ITS repatriation, pension, service problems, MTNL financial condition etc. GS addressed  the house and clarified the queries and assured to get the E3 SCF DPC at the earliest. Election of Divisional body was also held. Shri D.P.Singh, Shri Laxman Singh & Shri K.S.K.Upadhyay were elected as president, Div Secretary & Treasurer respectively. List of total body will follow.      
31-05-12 GS met Dir (HR) on 28-05-12 and had a discussion regarding DPC for regular promotion from JTO to SDE (T) and requested him to get DPC conducted  for left out vacancies of SCF quota at the earliest. He assured to take n/a  to fill up left out vacancies of SCF.
30-05-12 MTNL management is going to make the payment of allowances as per recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission to Gr "A" officers (ITS) on deemed deputation to MTNL while the recommendation of IInd pay revision committee of CPSEs( 78.2% fitment, revision of perks and allowances) are being denied to the absorbed employees/officers on the ground of financial incapability of MTNL. Now, we will demand the implementation of IInd pay revision committee report in to-to.<<CO & DOT letter on the implementation of VIth CPC recommendation>>>
26-05-12 end of era of cheap telephony

GPF revised intrest rate

26-05-12 Update on regular promotion from AM (T) to DM (T)/SDE(T)-

competitive quota--232 vacancies--LICE is deferred till further ordersUpdate

Seniority Cum Fitness quota--464 vacancies,

DPC was held against 230 vacancies on 10-05-12

DPC for 234 vacancies is yet to be conducted

Break up of 230 vacancies--

166--promotion orders issued on 23-05-12

17--no ST candidate was available -  vacancies reserved

12-Vig case pending - vacancies reserved

5-CR not available- vacancies reserved

30-CR under review-vacancies reserved 

Management has created heart burning amongst officers by conducting DPC in parts. Association is taking it up seriously to get DPC conducted for rest of the vacancies at the earliest.

24-05-2012 congratulations!

MTNL corporate office has issued promotion orders of 166 officers in the grade of Dy Manager (Telecom)/SDE (Telecome) on regular basis. For rest of the vacancies of SCF quota, Association is pursuing to get orders issued. <<click for promotion orders>>>


23-05-123 GS writes reminder to CMD regarding concessional broad band connection to MTNL employees. <<letter>>S
23-05-12 Meeting with PGM (O)--GS & DGS met PGM (O) and discussed following points.

Shortage of  Wi-Fi modems and Clip instruments in the areas-- He said that BB connections are being provided with the recovered modems and informed that 35 thousand  new Wi-Fi modems will be available by Ist week of June and tender for purchase of one lakh twenty five thousand Wi-Fi modems is in process which will be finalised shortly. Regarding clip instruments, he informed that twenty thousand instrument are available in CSD and for further purchase process is on. Issue of lifting Jointing kits from CSD was also discussed. Association raised the problem of field officers in lifting the jointing kits from CSD because they have to carry the vehicle to lift even one or two kits frequently which is wastage of time and money . PGO said that it is to be managed by area to lift the store items from CSD as per their requirement and sanction. He asked Association to discuss with Area GMs and also assured to talk to concerned GMs.

Officiating promotion orders in DE cadre--Association expressed its concern over delay in issueing officiating promotion orders in the cadre of DE even after the assurance by ED. PGM(O) informed that posting of officers after promotion is to be decided which will be most probably finalised in two/three days after which orders will be issued.

23-05-12 Consequent upon the retirement of Shri M.L.Sharma, Area Secretary (central), the post of Area Secretary was lying vacant for quite some time. Therefore, in a meeting of Divisional secretaries and other office bearers of central area, Shri K.S.Attree, DE (OD) Rajpath was elected as Area Secretary Central in the presence of CHQ office bearers on 22-05-12 in room no 555 Kidwai Bhawan. Election of AS (C) will be retified in next CEC meeting. Mobile no of Shri K.S.Attree--9013138700
23-05-12 GB meeting of HQ-I division- meeting was held in K.L.Bhawan building on 18-05-12 which was attended by a large no of officers of HQ division. GS, DGS, OS, Jt secy Shri.J.K.Arora, Area Secy (HQ) Shri J.P.Sharma and DS Shri J.K.yadav were present in the meeting. Members raised various queries which were replied by GS.
2222-05-12 DOT to press for 17% increase in 2G base price above Trai's proposed rates.

BSNL,MTNL sign joint pact with Indian Air Force.

21-05-12 Our case of Sr Manager RR came up for hearing today. MTNL has filed reply and our advocate was asked to file the rejoinder in 4 weeks. Next date of hearing is 6th August 12.
19-05-12 GB meeting of Rohini (O/D & I/D) divisions--GB meeting was held in rohini sector-3 building. It was attended and addressed by, GS, DGS, OS, AS(N) Shri Pravin Kumar, Jt Secys, Shri D.V.Singh & Shri Nanak Chand, DSs Shri R.P.Gangwar & Shri D.N.Garg. Members raised many issues related to shortage of store items and welfare of executives. GS briefed the house about the various issues related to financial condition of the company and welfare of the executives. GS & AS replied the queries of the members and assured to take up the issues raised by members with appropriate authorities. 

Hon High Court of Delhi out rightly dismissed the modification application filed by BSNL/MTNL seeking 25 months time for repatriation of unabsorbed ITS officers working in BSNL.

Even desperate plea made by the BSNL/MTNL counsel to give time upto 31stDecember, 2012 was rejected by the Hon Court. Hon HC while dismissing the application of BSNL/MTNL directed it to complete repatriation process by 30th Sept, 2012. Intervention applications of Associations/unions also dismissed on the ground that they were not party in original application.

16-05-12 GS writes to Dir (HR) to fill up all vacancies of seniority cum fitness quota before LICE . <<letter>>
16-05-12 ED Delhi office calls CR  of 53 SDEs for local officiating/looking after promotions in the cadre of DE/Sr Manager. <<letter page-1>>         <<<letter page-2>>
16-05-12 ED(WS) issues looking after promotion orders of 3 Sr Manager for DGM post. <<orders>>

Meeting with Dir (HR)—GS along with DGS, Com Sunil Kumar & AGS, Com Sanjay Kumar met Dir (HR) on 14-05-12 and discussed following issues.

1.   DPC from JTO (T) to SDE (T)Association pleaded for DPC against all vacancies of SDE of seniority cum fitness quota in on go at the earliest. Dir (HR) said that DPC is in process and he will look into the feedback given by Association regarding filling all available SCF vacancies in one go.

2.   Review of below bench mark casesAssociation expressed its serious concern over non action of management on this issue in spite of many assurances, and requested to consider the cases. Dir (HR) again assured to look into this matter.

3.   Anomaly committeeHe assured to expedite the process to form this committee at the earliest so that pending cases can be decided in corporate office.

4.   Review of promotion policy in view of PSU hierarchy- Association pleaded for review of promotion policy in view of PSU hierarchy and asked him to take necessary actions to start the process of taking opinion off different sections so that a fair and attractive promotion policy can be decided.

5.   ITS absorption/repatriation issue-Association expressed the serious concern about the uncertainty of ITS issue which is adversely affecting the working of the company and pleaded for early action on the decisions on this matter in the interest of the company. Association also made it clear that if management fails to end this uncertainty, Association will be forced to take all available means to end this uncertainty in the interest of the company.

Seniority cases in the JTO/SDE cadre--Association discussed all the seniority cases pending in JTO/SDE cadre and  pleaded for taking early decision on the basis of court judgements.

10-05-12 clarification regarding news item appeared in news paper on 10-05-12 regarding announcement of VRS scheme by CMD, MTNL.
10-05-12 MTNL-BSNL losses to rise 50% in 2011-12.

Meeting with GM (HR)GS along with DGS, OS & Treasurer met GM (HR) on 10-05-12 and discussed pending issues. Jt GM (HR), DGM (Pers) & Sr Manager (HR) were also present in the meeting. Following issues were discussed.

DPC for promotion from JTO (T) to SDE (T) GM (HR) informed that DPC process has started today and Ist phase completed. Association made it clear that DPC is to be conducted against total vacancies of seniority cum fitness quota before LICE and any move to conduct DPC in parts will be strongly opposed by Association. GM (HR) told that she would look into the inputs provided by Association in this respect.

Pay anomaly casesAssociation raised many issues of pay anomaly where juniors are drawing more pay than seniors and also the case of grant of all consequential benefits and fixation of pay on notional bases w.e.f 23-01-2002 in respect of LDCE candidates who cleared competition for SDE in 2002. GM (HR) told that keeping in view the pending cases in corporate office; it has been decided to form an anomaly committee at corporate office level for which file has been put for approval. All these cases will be given to that committee. GM (HR) said that it will be better for Association to explain all these anomaly cases to the said committee after its formation.

Benefit of one increment on promotion in the same scale—Case of denial of one increment on promotion to DE/CAO to those officers who are in same scale was discussed and Association argued that there is a provision of one increment on promotion in same scale as per Gr B level promotion policy, so this benefit should be given at the time of promotion from SDE/AO to DE/CAO. GM (HR) told that this issue is still to be deliberated in corporate office and said that decision in this respect will be taken in the days to come shortly.

JTO (civil) ACP case-GS informed GM (HR)/Jt GM (HR) that clarification sought by corporate office from Delhi unit has been received in corporate office. Jt GM (HR) assured to expedite the case.

RR for promotion from AM (HR/Mktg/legal/CS to DMAssociation expressed its unhappiness over reluctant attitude of management towards promotion prospects of these officers. Association informed that a good number of talented officers of this category have already left company because of poor carrier growth in MTNL. Association asked GM (HR) to finalise the RRs at the earliest so that these officers who are stagnating in the same cadre for last so many years can get their long awaited first promotion. GM (HR) told that it is in her agenda and will pursue for early decision.

Many other issues related to the seniority of executives in different cadres were discussed. Association asked GM (HR)/Jt GM (HR) to expedite the cases for their settlement.

GS told GM (HR) that the promotion policy of MTNL executives’ is to be reviewed and present RRs need to be amended for faster and smooth promotion of executives to motivate them to meet the challenges before the company. GS informed her that Association will come out with certain proposals for amendments in RRs.



Application for enrollment of MTNL Business Associates for various MTNL Products viz. VCC, Bol Anmol Cards, Smart Card and MTNL services viz. New Telephone Connection (NTC) for basic Landline Services, CUG -Landline , ISDN Connection, Local PCO & STD/ISD PCO Connection, FPH Connection (Free Phone/Toll Free connection), IPTV Services, ECS.<<<application>>>

07-05-12 MTNL, BSNL may seek review of HC order on ITS officers.

 << ET report>>

07-05-12 GS writes to Director (Fin) to exempt TDS on leave encashment on the retirement for the leaves of employees in their account on the date of absorption in MTNL as has been decided in BSNL.


04-05-12 After long persuasion of this Association, ED Delhi has issued LA promotion orders of 18 officers in DGM cadre.

<<click for order>>

04-05-12 GB meeting of Jorbagh division---GB meeting was held in Jorbagh exchange building which was presided by Shri S.K.Dhingra and addressed by GS, DGS & OS. GS briefed the house about the latest developments on the various issues related to executives , and stressed on efforts to increase the revenue by 5% in every quarter. Members shared their views on how to increase the revenue.
03-05-12 GS writes to Dir (HR) for posting of additional staff in HR section of corporate office for timely settlement of HR issues related to executives.<<letter>>>
03-05-12 Delhi unit issues IDA scale up gradation orders of Executives from E2 to E3


GS and Dy Secretary General / NCOA, Com V.K.Tomar along with Com Ashok Rao, President / NCOA and Com K.Sabestin GS / SNEA (I)  met Jt Secretary, DPE and discussed the issues related to Executives of CPSEs such as 78.2% IDA neutralisation, PRP, next wage revision etc.


02-05-12 ED Delhi unit issues IDA scale up gradation orders of Executives from E5 to E6 (Telecom).

<<<click for orders>>

01-05-12 Recently held GB meetings:

LXN GB meeting--Laxminagar general body meeting was held on 28-04-12 in Kadkaddooma exchange building which was attended and addressed by GS, DGS, treasurer, Shri S.N.Rathi President NP & representative for TY,Shri Dharmendra Gautam, president TY area & Shri J.P.Sharma, Area Secy TY. New divisional representative body was elected.Shri Surender Singh, Shri Dheeraj Gupta & Shri R.K.Gupta were elected as President, Div Secretary & treasurer respectively. GS addressed the house and clarified the queries of the members.

WS (sales) GB meeting--WS sales wing GB meeting was held on 28-04-12 in KB exchange building which was attended and addressed by GS, DGS, OS,  Treasurer, VP Shri P.K.Jain and Area Secretary Shri Dilabar Ali. New Divisional Representative body was elected. Shri O.B.S.Teotia, Shri H.K.Singhal & Shri Anil Sharma were elected as President, Div Secretary and Treasurer respectively.

Delhi Gate GB meeting--DG GB meeting was held on 21-04-2012 in Delhi Gate exchange building which was attended and addressed by Shri Sunil Kumar DGS & Shri Satyavir Singh, Treasurer.

NP GB meeting-- NP division GB meeting was held on 17-04-12 in NP exchange building. DGS, OS attended and addressed the meeting along with other CHQ office bearers in the area.

28.04.12 DOT seeks legal opinion on absorbing 1600 staff from BSNL.

<<<media report>>>

27.04.12 ED Delhi office issues financial up gradation orders of following executive grades.

E3 to E4 (103 officers). <<<  orders page 1 & 2>>>    <<orders page 3 & 4>>>

E4 to E5 (23 officers).  <<<orders>>>

27.04.12 Procedure for implementation of usage policy for Executives and Non Executives regarding GSM Mobile Service Connections.<<<click for instructions>>>
25.04.12 ED Delhi office issued  financial upgradation orders in following executive grades.

E4 to E5 (Telecom),orders of three executives. <<<click for orders>>

E6 to E7 (Elect), orders of 4 executives. <<click for orders>>

E5 to E6 (Elect), order of one executive. <<<Click for orders>>


                                            GSM workshop in ITTM, Delhi

There will be 2 days work shop on GSM technology in ITTM, Shadipur, Delhi on 26 & 27 April, in which all topics of GSM as per syllabus of E3 LICE will be covered. Those who are interested can attend the same even without order/relieving. Take leave and attend the classes.



Association has cleared three welfare claim cases @ Rs 25000/- Per claim, but the contribution received in this head is less than what we have paid to the families of our departed Comrades in last few months. Association is fighting two cases in the court of law. Association has also to pay the membership to NCOA, but no special contribution has been taken from members in the name of court cases etc. All above expenditures in addition to the other recurring expenditures of the Association are met with the membership contribution.  Therefore, all members are requested to pay their membership contribution to their concerned office bearers. And all Area/Div secretaries are requested to collect the up to date subscription and remitte the CHQ quota at the earliest with CHQ Treasurer along with the list of membership.  



Meeting with ED Delhi---GS along with OS, DGS & Treasurer met ED and discussed following issues.

1.      Financial upgradations in different grades of executives—informed that he has cleared most of the files he received except two files which he cleared during the meeting  and asked Association to follow up other pending financial upgradation cases if any, all will be cleared in a day or two.

2.  Functional promotions in different cadres of Executives--   ED assured that after getting  clarification from corporate office, pending promotion orders from DE to DGM, SDE to DE and JTO to SDE will be issued in 7 days. He spoke to Dir (HR) who assured that clarification will be issued shortly. GM (A) spoke to GM (HR) who said that clarification will be issued in 2/3 days.

3.  Issues related to sales and services were discussed in length. Many suggestions given by Association to improve marketing and increase the sales were appreciated by ED who assured to take certain steps to improve the sales and marketing and divulged many steps taken by managementk to improve the land line/BB services.


20.04.12 Judgment of hon'ble Delhi High court on ITS absorption.      <<<judgment copy>>
20.04.12 Joint forum case against baring demonstration/dharna with in 100 mtrs of MTNL buildings came up for hearing on 19-04-2012 in Patiala house court. Our advocate cross examined the management representative. next date of hearing was fixed for 30th May 2012.
19.04.12 Our case of challenging Sr Manager RRs came up for hearing today in principal bench CAT-New Delhi. MTNL did not file its reply, so hon'ble Tribunal fixed the next date of hearing on 21st May 2012 with the direction to MTNL to file reply in a week time.
19.04.12 Telecom Officers given two weeks time to choose employer. <<business standard report>>
18.04.12 Corporate office issues clarification regarding forwarding of application of MTNL employees to other departments on deputation/absorption basis. <<<Letter>>>

Delegate session and representative council of Mumbai circle ---GS along with office bearers of Delhi, Com Parmil Kr Gupta, Sr Vice President, Com S.R.Singh, Sr Vice President, Com H.C.Pant, Vice President, Com R.K.Mudgal, Org Secy, Com Sunil Kumar, Dy GS, Com Sanjay Kumar, AGS, Com Satyavir Singh, Treasurer and Com Arun Dixit, press secretary attended delegate session and open session. GS addressed the session and clarified the queries related to pension, promotion, ITS absorption, etc. Later in the evening, representative council elected the new circle body. <<click for CHQ body and Mumbai circle body>>>



Grand open session of MEA, Mumbai circle

On the occasion of circle conference of Mumbai circle, a well organised grand open session was held on 12-04-2012 in Mumbai. Huge number of officers attended the open session.  CMD, MTNL, Shri A.K.Garg was the chief guest of the function, ED (Mumbai), Shr. Peeyush Agarwal, CGM (WS) Shri Chheda, GM (A) Shri.P.K.Adhikari,  Shri A.K.Thakkar GM (Inst),  Shri S.K. Arora GM (sales), Shri S.D.Chavan CGM (Personal) HOCL, Com W.S.Rao ex-GS TEOA(I), Com A.R.Adsul CS (MH) SNEA , Com Ashok Rao, National President, NCOA and other office bearers of NCOA (west Zone) graced the occasion. Open session was presided over by Mrs Ameya Pathare, President,MEA, Mumbai unit. Com S.N.Prasad CHQ President, in his key note address, raised the following points 1. Pension at par with BSNL, VRS,  shortage of wi-fi modems, installation of FTTH,signalling problem of GSM, DPC in all executive cadres, no lateral entry at any level etc. Com. V.K.Tomar, GS in his address raised the vital policy issues which are responsible for making the cash rich company with RS.5000/- crore surplus few years back to a sick company with Rs.10500/- crore loan on its balance sheet. He attributed the wrong govt policies like Rs.11000/- crore spectrum charges, non-settlement of pension issue for today’s situation of the company, and asked the CMD to take strong and early actions for refund of un utilised BWA spectrum cost of rupees 4534/- crore by surrendering it to govt, and also strong pursuance for pension settlement from govt through DOT.GS stressed on fast decisions by management for turning around the company and also to create a strategic group comprising management and Association representatives to work out the turnaround plan so that MTNL can be turn around by the end of year 2013 as has been visualised by CMD himself .GS said in the house that any move of management to make any cut in the due benefits of the employees will be strongly opposed by this Association, he also raised the HR issues like, time bound promotions by personal up gradation of post upto Jt GM and no lateral entry above E2 level.  ED Mumbai Shri Peeyush Agarwal, during his address was surprised after seeing such a huge gathering in the open session and appreciated the strength and sincere efforts of Association leadership and members for improvement of the performance of the company and gave the account of developmental activities in Mumbai circle and also appealed the officers to further improve the efficiency of the services.

CMD’s ADDRESS---CMD in his address thanked the Association for giving him this opportunity to address and interact with such a huge gathering of officers for the first time in MTNL. He touched all the vital issues related to the survival of the company. He said BWA spectrum will be precious asset in the years to come, but today’s priority is to survive so MTNL board has approved the surrender of BWA spectrum to get back rupees 4534/- crore which may give life to MTNL for another five years. He said Letter has been sent to DOT to surrender BWA spectrum, now DOT has to decide. Regarding pension issue said that he has made many presentations before Secy, DOT and parliamentary committee, but nothing concrete has come out. He informed the house that at present there are three options available for settlement of pension issue 1. Continue with existing practice, 2. Accept pension on BSNL scales and continue with existing MTNL pay scales till next pay commission and accept equal pay scales with BSNL in next pay commission, in this option mode of payment of pension will be at par with BSNL, 3. Formation of trust for which govt has to pay Rs 2600 crore for pension fund, he stressed that this option will be more viable if govt pays Rs 2600/- crore for pension fund. VRS-he said that MTNL will bring VRS only if govt pays for it, MTNL will not go for loan from mkt for VRS.

CMD stressed on sale and after sale services, he said that if every employee brings two connections, it may add more than 80,000 new connections to MTNL which will increase substantial revenue which is very much required for the survival of the company. He appealed the house to concentrate on sales and after sales services. He appreciated Mumbai unit efforts in this direction where more than 15000 new connections have been added through this scheme by observing customer connect month, but asked Com V.K.Tomar, GS to make more efforts in Delhi which is lagging behind in bringing new connections through this scheme. He assured that the issues raised by Association regarding poor coverage and shortage of essential items will be addressed.



DoT panel sees merit in merger of BSNL, MTNL. Click here for news  



GS had a discussion with GM (HR) regarding pending issues and met Jt GM (HR) and DGM (P) along with DGS & OS on 07-04-12 to follow up the on-going issues.

1.     JTO to SDE SCF DPC—he informed that DPC process has been started and is likely to be completed by 2nd or 3rd week of April.

2.     JTO (Civil) ACP case—he informed that orders will be issued shortly

3.     Seniority cases of some SDEs of Mumbai circle—orders have been issued and order copy was provided to Association

4.     JTO to SDE LICE—Competitive exam which was scheduled to be held on 15th April has been postponed because of MCD election in Delhi on that date. New date will be decided later on.

5.     Anomaly cases—DGM (P) informed that an anomaly committee is being formed at corporate office to decide the cases forwarded by Delhi/Mumbai units.

6.     DE to DGM adhoc promotion-screening report of both the units have been received in corporate office, but DPC date has not yet been decided. Dir (HR) will decide on the issue.  



GS had a discussion with ED (Delhi) on time bound and functional promotions in different executives’ cadres and grades, He said financial upgradation orders are being issued after the clarification from corporate office and for functional promotion, a clarification has been sought from corporate office regarding seniority of SDE cadre. He asked GS to meet GM (A) to know the latest status on these issues. GS met GM (A) on 07-04-12, who informed that financial upgradation cases are in process and orders in different grades will be issued shortly. And regarding functional promotions, a letter of clarification regarding SDE seniority will be sent on Monday to Dir (HR). And after receiving clarification from corporate office, functional promotion orders in different cadres of executives in telecom wing will be issued.  



Deptt. of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare (DOP & PW) comments / opinion on queries raised by DOT and ITS Officers regarding Absorption / Recruitment in BSNL/MTNL. DOP & PW CLARIFICATION  


06.04.12 MTNL Launches Tikadi Plan – Offers Free Call Facility on 2 MTNL Numbers.<<report>>
04.04.12 GS Com V.K.Tomar attended and addressed the open session of SNEA (I) in Nanded, Maharastra at the occasion of 28th All india conference of SNEA(I) on 31st March 2012. Other trade union leaders, Dir (HR), BSNL and Shri Sam Pitroda, Advisor to Prime Minister of India (on video conferencing) addressed the grand and beautiful open session. 
04.04.12 Corporate office letter regarding postponment of E2 to E3 LICE.
02.04.2012 ED Delhi office has issued one list of Time Bound Promotion Lists Two in No. from E6 to E7 vide Two separate Instructions. Both attached in a single file , can be accessed through the link -- <<File>> 
29.03.2012 ED Delhi office has issued one list of Time Bound Promotion of Five Persons. <<List>>
29.03.2012 REGARDING REGULAR PROMOTION FROM E2 TO E3 (SDE) carde --------

1.   Seniority Cum Fitness Screening report from Mumbai has been received by MTNL Corporate Office.

2. Competitive Examination has been postponed , it may be held sometime in second week of May.

28.03.2012 FORUM OF EXECUTIVE Associations & Employees Unions of MTNL Wrote a letter to CMD MTNL, protesting arbitrary cut in various advances &  non-review of allowances etc.  << Letter>> 

CEC meeting- CEC meeting of Delhi was held on 24-03-12  in which GS briefed the house about the status of current issues viz, JTO to SDE DPC, LICE, Sr Manager competitive exam, status of court case of Sr Manager RRs and the stand of the Association on these issues. GS also briefed about the financial condition of the company and its consequences on the legitimate rights of executives, and also stressed on exploring the ways to turn around the company because who so ever may be the responsible for today’s condition of the company but ultimately its poor financial condition is badly affecting the interests of its employees, so we will have to understand and accept the ground realities and will have to take the leading role in bring out the company from this situation. Blame game cannot help to improve the condition of the company and protect the interest of employees. Com G.L.Jogi General Secretary, SNEA(I) addressed the CEC and stressed on the performance of executives, and also underlined the need of fast promotions of the performers.

 CEC passed following resolutions.

1.     1. Formation of a committee to study and recommend the promotional aspects of executives in PSU hierarchy to ensure fast and smooth promotions in MTNL—GS explained that present promotions in MTNL are given as per existing Recruitment Rules of MTNL, but these RRs are not in the lines of PSU hierarchy promotion rules and do not provide attractive and smooth promotion prospects to the executives. Therefore, Association has to propose ways to ensure fast and smooth promotions as per PSU hierarchy, for which a committee of some executives is to be formed to study and suggest promotion prospects in MTNL. This proposal was unanimously passed by CEC.

 2. Association’s Technical CommitteeToday, company is posting the loss in the tune of Rs 2500/ crores PA which is increasing in every quarter. But still there is no concrete turnaround plan with the management. Not only this, but it appears that losses are not kept in mind when new projects/services are decided and new projects are given priority over the maintenance of existing services which ultimately results in rise in losses. GS proposed a Association’s Technical Committee of expert members of different disciplines and segments of MTNL who can suggest the turnaround plan and its views on new projects/expansion and maintenance of existing services to improve the revenue of the company. CEC unanimously passed the proposal.

2.     GS appealed the office bearers to arrange the sales counters for a day in the localities where they are residing. Association will ask the Management to provide all essential materials and concerned staff for promoting our products and increasing sale through these counters.

Allall the three office bearers were felicitated on their retirement in CEC by presenting them bouquets of flowesr, shawl and memento ; Guests and colleagues appreciated their contribution in the association.  << link to photos>>

23.03.12 GS writes to Dir (HR) regarding extension of pro-rata pension option date. <<letter>>

ED (WS) unit issues usage policy for Executives and Non Executives regarding GSM Mobile Service Connections .<<letter>>



Meeting with Dir (HR) ---GS along with OS met Dir (HR) on 21-03-12 and discussed following issues.

1.     SCF DPC from JTO(T) to SDE(T)---Association pleaded for SCF DPC before LICE. Dir (HR) assured to conduct the SCF DPC before LICE.

2.     Review of below bench marks cases already communicated to himDir (HR) said that he will consider the cases communicated by Association to him.

3.     One increment on regular promotion in the same scale—GS asked Dir (HR) that the cases of regular promotion in the DE/CAO cadres have already been discussed and written by this association two times but nothing has been done so far. Dir (HR) said that these cases will be reviewed in broader prospective including all cadres.

4.     Prorata-pension option date extensionAssociation asked to extend the prorate pension option date which is going to be expired on 31st March 12. He said process will be started to extend the date.


21.03.12 GB meeting of Okhla Division—Meeting was held in Okhla exchange building on 21-03-12 in lunch hour which was attended by almost all officers of the division  and addressed by GS, OS, Sr Vice President Com S.R.Singh , Vice President, Com H.C.Pant, Area Secy.Com Karamvir Singh, DS, NP Com Amrish Kumar, DS, SV Com Bijender Kumar, DS OK, Com B.S.Chauhan. GS briefed the house about the financial position of the company and current issues, and also replied the queries of the members. GS stressed on the unity of the officers and appealed to work hard to maintain the services efficiently. GS asked members not to tolerate any victimization and insult by anybody and assured full support of the CHQ to the Division to protect the dignity and respect of the members

GS writes to Dir (HR) regarding grant of all consequential benefits and fixation of pay on notional basis w.e.f. 23-01-2002 in E3 Scale to LDCE candidates. <<<letter>>>


21.03.12 MTNL amends MTNL Sr Management Services Promotion Policy 2010 to enable lateral induction at all levels from out side. <<office order>>>
20.03.12 Now recharge MTNL mobile from ATM in Mumbai.<<report>>

General body meeting of BCP & Chankyapuri Divisions- GB meeting of BCP & Chanakyapuri Div was held in BCP committee room on 16-03-12. A large no of officers attended the meeting. Meeting was presided over by Sh Anil Mahajan, DE (OD). Meeting was addressed by Sh B.S.Dalal, CHQ,President, Sh V.K.Tomar,GS, Sh Sunil Kumar,DGS, Sh J.S.Yadav, Area Secy. Sh Gulshan Khurana,DS, BCP, Sh Dinesh yadav, DS CHy and Sh Akela, DS HK were also present. GS appraised the house about the financial condition of MTNL and the challenges before the Association in the days to come to protect the legitimate right of the employees and to fight against the wrong policies of Govt. He also   explained the issues like, pension, promotions in different executive cadres, VRS & ITS absorption etc and also clarified the queries of the members. GS emphasised on the strong single executive Association for the survival of company and its executives in this changing scenario. GS appealed the members to be united and not to be misguided by any negative and destructive forces.

 General body meeting of HQ division—A GB meeting of HQ-I division was held in K.L.Bhawan on 16-03-12. A large no of officers of HQ attended the meeting. Sh R.K.Mudgal,OS,Sh J.K.Arora, Jt Secretary,Sh Arun Dixit, Press Secy Sh J.P.Sharma, Area Secretary HQ &Sh J.K.Yadav, Div Secy were also present in the meeting. Div Secy placed the detail of total membership,  paid membership and also the Association activities in the Div. Sha Mudgal briefed the house about the latest developments and clarified the queries of the members.



Status of SCF DPC from JTO to SDE---Screening report of Delhi unit has already been sent to Corporate Office. Screening report of Mumbai could not be sent to corporate office because there was a stay on Mumbai gradation list, but yesterday Hon’ble CAT Mumbai has pronounced the judgement which was kept reserved for quite some time. Now Mumbai screening report will also be sent to corporate office most probably by next week. GS along with DGS & OS met Jt GM (HR) CO and asked him to expedite the DPC process so that it can be completed before LICE which is scheduled to be held on 15th April. He assured that SCF DPC will be conducted before LICE and all efforts will be made to complete the DPC by 31 March 2012.


15.03.12 Meeting with GM (A)—GS along with DGS, OS & Treasurer met GM (A) and asked him to issue the financial up gradation orders in different grades of executives for which DPCs have been done.  GM (A) assured that financial up gradation orders of all grades will be issued shortly except E6 to E7 regarding which ED requires some more information. Regarding functional promotion in different cadres on officiating/LA basis, GM (A) informed that ED is still to decide the number of posts of GMs and DGMs in Delhi unit in consultation with corporate office and further the number of DGM (sales) posts in place of GM (sales) and then promotions in different executive cadres will be decided. Now Association will meet to ED to get the  process expedited.

GS writes reminder to Dir (HR)  Regarding benefit of one increment to the executives in the current scale when they get promoted in the same scale—Case of regular promotion to the cadre of DE/CAO . <<<letter>>>

14.03.12 NCOA writes to Secretary, DPE regarding periodicity of pay revision, PRP, Non-Practicing allowance to doctors serving in PSUs, revival of sick units. <<<letter>>>
13.03.12 GS writes to ED, Delhi to issue the functional promotion/financial upgradation orders in different cadres and grades of executives after the clarification from corporate offiice.<<letter>>
12.03.12 Our case of ban on demonstration/dharna within 100 meter of MTNL buildings came up for hearing today in patiala house court. Evidences of MTNL managment were recorded and next date of hearing was fixed for 19th April 2012.
10.03.12 MTNL plans Rs 800-cr capex in FY13 for network expansion. <<Business standard report>>
* To add a million lines in GSM space, both 2G and 3G
* Explores new streams of revenue such as leasing out bandwidth
* Looks for franchisee agreement for CDMA services
* Its current employee base is about 45,000
* Has asked DoT for help in providing VRS to a third of staff
10.03.12 LIC wants to exit MTNL via pvt placement. << business standard report>>

Hearing of Our case of OA no 643 challenging Sr Manager RRs

Today, our case of challenging the Sr. Manager RR came up for hearing in the Principal Bench CAT. Hon’ble CAT clubbed the case of TEAM with our case.

MTNL has not filed the reply in the CAT , w.r.t the cases.

During today's discussion in the CAT, the Advocate of TEAM argued only to fill up the DE/Sr. Manager posts lying vacant.

Our Advocate additionally also challenged lateral entry at E5 and requested for quashing of Sr. Manager Recruitment Rules.

Finally after brief discussion with the Advocates of MTNL EA/TEAM/MTNL, the Hon’ble CAT asked the MTNL NOT TO DECLARE THE RESULT OF THE E5 COMPETITIVE EXAM TILL the NEXT HEARING DATE, i.e. 19th April 2012 and ASKED MTNL to FILE its REPLY.


06.03.12 Corporate office clarifies the query of Delhi unit regarding financial upgradation from E6 to E7. <<<Corporate office letter>>>
05.03.12 Delhi unit has sent screening report of JTOs to corporate office for regular promotion to SDE against seniority cum fitness quota. Mumbai report is still  awaited .                                                                                                                     
05.03.12 MSITS, a JV of MTNL & STPI has set up a State of Art Data Centre facility, strategically located at STPI building, Taramani Chennai<<etailed report>>
04.03.12 General body meeting of Idgah division--GB meeting of Idgah division was held on 02-03-12 in Idgah exchange building. Meeting was addressed by Com R.K.Mudgal, OS Com Sunil Kumar, DGS, Com K.K.Pandey Jt Secretary, Com S.K.Sharma, DS. CHQ office bearers apprised the house about the latest developments on various issues and replied the queries of the members. 
03.03.12 MTNL invites bids to expand 2G,3G network. <<report>>
02.03.12 Notice to candidates for E5 admit card                              e-admit card link
01.03.12 GS provided the list of officers who have been dropped in DPCs because of new bench marks to Dir (HR) and requested him to consider their cases with old bench marks. <<< letter>>>>
28.02.12 Our case of OA no 643 challenging Sr Manager RRs came up today for hearing. Our advocate argued for stay on exam which is scheduled on 4th March till the RRs are modified. MTNL advocate opposed the stay . After hearing both the advocates, judge did not agree for stay and fixed next date of hearing for 7th March 2012. Relief will be subject to the outcome of OA.<<<click for CAT roaster>>>

Meeting with CMDGS along with DGS met CMD on 27-02-12 and had an intensive discussion on how to increase the revenue and come out of this threatening situation. Focus remained on mobile services, leased lines and BWA spectrum.

We raised the issue of poor coverage of mobile network and non-availability of GSM Data Card. CMD informed that tender for equipment for expansion of mobile network has been finalised and hopefully in next 6 to 8 months mobile network will be expanded and there will be no coverage problem, he also informed that 3000 GSM Data cards have been made available and during meeting asked ED(WS) to send further requirement so that arrangement of more data cards can be made. But he told that there is a huge shortage of mobile product selling network for which there is a terrible need to increase the DSA (Direct Selling agents), franchises, and retailers. He also said there is also need to increase the franchise managers and retailer managers for proper functioning of the franchises and retailers. He said that there should be MTNL product selling outlet at each and every locality. He said that MTNL retired employees and serving employees family members can also become the DSA (Direct Selling Agent), and for them there will be no deposit and limit of per month sell can also be reduced.    

He provided the figures of required and available franchises/retailers/managers as follow.

Sl no











No of active Franchise






No of Franchise Manager






No of Mobile retailers






No of Mobile retailers selling MTNL recharge






No of mobile retailers selling MTNL SIM






No of retail Managers






CMD sought Association’s cooperation in increasing the MTNL product selling network as per the requirement projected above.

Leased line IssuesGS informed CMD that the leased line issues raised by Association are still pending. CPE (Customer Premises Equipment) for providing leased line are still not available.  CMD took the serious note of the issue and said that he will talk to concerned officers. 

BWA Spectrum- he said that spectrum will be returned to Dot for auction.



Our case of challenging external recruitment in Sr Manager RRs is coming up for hearing in CAT Delhi on 28-02-2012 in court no-1, item no-2,  OA no  643

27.02.12 MTNL Executive's Association has filed a case in Delhi Principal Bench CAT, against the External Recruitment in the E5 level through competitive Examination. The case has been admitted in CAT & hearing will be held in a day or two. All the proceedings will be posted on the site.
27.02.12 View CMD BSNL's letter to ITS Officers.<<< Letter>>>>

Central Govt. trade union organizations have called upon all Central Govt. organization and Public Sector undertaking unions & Association to participate in strike to be held on 28.2.2012 in protest against the anti labour policies of the Govt. All unions & Associations under the banner of United Forum of MTNL Employee Union & Association has decided to support the action. A demonstration at Jantar Mantar Delhi on 28.2.2012 at lunch hours will be held.



22.02.12 MTNL conferred with best HR strategy in line with business award. <<< News report>>>>
21.02.12 Restoration of disconnected RSTC/concessional connections of MTNL/BSNL employees. <<BSNL CO instructions>>>
20.02.12 Queries of ITS officers regarding recruitment in MTNL/BSNL--<<clarification>>>
18-02-12 New Telecom Policy announced, uniform licence introduced. << click for news>>

Meeting with ED, DelhiGS along with OS & DGS met ED on 17-02-12 and discussed following issues.

1. JTO to SDE screening for DPC to regular promotions-Association brought to his knowledge that corporate office has to conduct the DPC for regular promotion from JTO to SDE against SCF quota for which screening report and vigilance clearance has been asked from Delhi and Mumbai unit. He was also informed that screening has been completed and report is lying with him for his approval for quite some time, and pleaded with him to send it to corporate office at the earliest so that DPC can be conducted. He assured to do so.

2. JTO to SDE officiating and looking after promotions-Association reminded him that after our discussion with him, the CRs of 35 JTOs were called for looking after promotions which have been received long back in CR cell, but inspite of many assurances, promotion list has not been issued so far. Association also pleaded with him that there is acute shortage of SDEs in many areas because officers are retiring and no substitute is being provided for a long time, and also JTOs are stagnating in the cadre for more than 15 years. As usual, ED was reluctant on promoting the officers on one pretext or other like downsizing the officer cadres right from GM to SDE, and shortage of JTOs etc. After intensive discussion he agreed to work out on the promotion list.

3. SDE to DE LA/offtg promotions—He took the shelter of P&H high court decision regarding seniority of TES GR B (SDE) and said that clarification has been sought from corporate office in this regard and local promotions in these cadres will be given after getting reply from corporate office.

4. DE to DGM looking after promotions—ED maintained the position that clarification from corporate office is required in respect of P&H high court decision on seniority issue. Although Association tried to convince him that the officers on the top of seniority for LA promotion to DGM in Delhi are not going to lose their seniority by implementation of court decision because in either way they will be senior. But ED did not agree and asked GS to get reply of clarification from corporate office.

5. Financial upgradations E3-E4/E4-E5/E5-E6—Association informed ED that Association has learnt that DPC reports which were sent to him for his approval have been sent by him to GM (law) for seeking legal opinion on the implication of P&H high court decision on these financial upgradations. Association clarified him that court decision has nothing to do with these financial upgradations and asked him to clear the DPCs. He noted all cases and assured early actions at his level.


General issues including delay in tender process for various items were also discussed.  



GS writes to Dir (HR) regarding forwarding of application of Civil Engineers to other departments on deputation/absorption basis.



MTNL Q3 net loss widens to Rs 930 cr

Press Trust of India / Mumbai Feb 10, 2012, 17:15 IST
State-tun telecom company MTNL today widened its net loss to Rs 929.77 crore for the quarter ended December 31, 2011.
In the corresponding period last year, the loss was Rs 671.04 crore in the, MTNL said in a filing to the BSE.
The total income also dipped about eight% to Rs 874.76 crore in the reported quarter from Rs 951.22 crore in the October-December quarter of 2011.

During the quarter, MTNL's revenues from basic services stood at Rs 678.27 crore, while that from cellular services was Rs 180.94 crore.

MTNL has over nine million mobile and wireline subscribers and offers services in two circles— Delhi and Mumbai.



10.02.12 SG writes to CMD to inform him regarding Association's decision to approach court of law to stop external recruitment at Sr Manager level. <<<letter>>>
09.02.12 Corporate office has withheld all type of advances namely vehicle advance, computer advance, festival advance, house building advance, LTC advance/availment etc till further orders. <<< click for letter>>>

NCOA Resolution regarding the strike call given by Trade Unions on 28/02/2012. The NGC held at Bangalore resolved as under. That the officers of CPSU under the fold of NCOA express support to the General strike call by the trade unions to be held on 28 th Feb 2012. The officers shall work as per rules and shall not undertake any work that is normally undertaken by workers. The officers shall not stay overnight in the factory/office premises. The officers shall not cross picket lines set up by workers. It shall be the exclusive responsibility of the management to provide security and protection to the personnel and assets of the undertaking. In process industries managements are requested to take shut down rather than endanger the plants. Officers shall not be responsible for the safety of the plant if the plants are run. This is being communicated to all the Zonal secretaries and General secretaries of officer associations who in turn shall write to the chef executives of respective PSE.


08.02.12 MTNL, Mumbai is selected as best Telecom/IT/ISP provider - 2011 in Maharashtra by Government of Maharashtra. Award will be given by Hon. Chief Minister.
07.02.12 Corporate office has called for CR screening report and vigilance clearance for regular promotion from JTO (C) to SDE (C). <<click for letter>>
07.02.12 Corporate office has issued regular promotion orders in the grade of Dy Manager (Electrical)/SDE (Elec). <<click for orders>>>   <<IInd page>>
06.02.12 Meeting with PGM (O)--SG along with DGS &OS met PGM(O) and discussed local officiating/LA promotion cases in the cadre of SDE/DE/DGM. PGM(O) informed that in view of P&H high court decision regarding TES Gr B seniority, decision in respect of promotion for DE/DGM could not be taken and issue will be discussed further. But assured that JTO to SDE officiating/LA promotion case will be expedited. He also asked GM (A) to start the process.  
06.02.12 Meeting with DDG(Estt), D0T-- SG and OS met DDG (Estt) and Dir (Estt) DoT and briefed them that CCA Mumbai has not settled the pro-rata pension cases, and has questioned the authority of MTNL to extend the pro-rata pension option date. CCA has sought clarification in this regard from DoT. SG emphasized that pro-rata pension option date is to be kept open till the pension case of MTNL, which is pending with govt, reaches to logical conclusion. SG also requested him to ask CCA Mumbai to settle the cases of employees who opted for pro-rata pension.  DDG assured for positive action.
04.02.12 Meeting with Dir (Tech)-SG along with OS, DGS ,& treasurer met Dir (Tech) and discussed various issues ranging from  surrender of BWA spectrum to FTTH and other revenue earning projects. Dir (Tech) gave actual status account of all projects. 
03.02.12 DOT clarification regarding recruitment of Gr A ITS officers as DGM/Sr DGM/GM/PGM in telecom operations of BSNL/MTNL on immediate absorption basis. <<click for letter>>>

Brief history of Sr Manager Recruitment rules and stand of the AssociationAfter the completion of absorption process in 2004,  a draft promotion policy   was brought out by MTNL management in 2005, in which time bound promotions were upto E4 only, and above E4 all promotions were on selection basis with stringent attendant conditions with weightage of qualification , marks of CRs and interview.

Against this draft promotion policy of MTNL management, Joint forum of Executives’ Associations of MTNL (MEA + TEAM) served trade union notice demanding time bound promotions upto E7 without stringent attendant conditions as assured in terms and conditions of absorption. There was also a parallel agitation of executives Associations in BSNL with same demand. Hon’ble MOC&IT intervened in BSNL agitation and asked DOT to look into the matter. MTNL management took stand that promotion policy cannot be decided in isolation in MTNL, and it has to be same in both the companies ie MTNL & BSNL. MTNL management asked us to pursue the case in DOT along with BSNL Associations. Later on, we pursued the issue in DOT along with BSNL Association and management and had numerous meetings with Secretary and Addl Secretary DOT. After one and half year persuation, time bound financial upgradation upto E7 was approved by DOT with old bench marks which were applicable in functional promotions in DOT. But, for post based promotions, DOT and BSNL/ MTNL management were adamant to fill 50% posts of STS (DE) by external candidates through competitive exam (in DOT, it was through ITS) , while Associations wanted all STS level posts to be filled up through internal officers only .  Finally, Secretary, DOT took a decision of 50:25:25 i.e 50% through seniority cum fitness and 25% through competitive exam from internal candidates and 25% through competitive exam from external candidates. In spite of the opposition of external recruitment by Associations, BSNL management notified MT recruitment rules, which were followed by MTNL and notified Sr Manager Trainee recruitment rules. Joint Forum of Executives’ Associations of MTNL (MEA+TEAM) opposed this 25% external recruitment, upper age limit and qualification of internal candidates, and wrote a letter to Dir (HR)  on dated 13-3-2009 opposing 25% external recruitment and demanding 50% competitive quota through internal candidates only by LDCE. <<<Click for Joint forum letter>>>>. Since then, MEA has been pursuing to get away external recruitment quota and to remove upper age limit & qualification of internal candidates. Many meetings of MEA & JF were held with management in this regard. Management changed the eligible qualification of internal candidates from BTech/CA to BSc/Bcom, but did not agree to stop external recruitment, and notified the Sr Manager Trainee exam for 30 posts of Telecom and 10 post of marketing open to both internal and external candidates with 50% posts reserved to internal candidates. Even after this exam notification, MEA kept opposing external recruitment and demanding age relaxation for internal candidates. Upper age limit for internal candidates was increased from 40 to 55/50/50, but management did not agree to get away external recruitment even after our persistent efforts. Now we are left with no option but to take legal opinion on this issue and take the matter to court of law to get honour of the assurance given by management to the Association through minutes of meeting in which they assured that recruitment will be at entry level only.

From the very beginning, Association has been demanding and pursuing for promotions on time bound basis with upgradation of posts upto E7 as assured in terms and conditions. Other than MEA, no one supported and demanded PSU hierarchy which was assured by management itself. Association is fighting for last many years, and will continue to fight for this in the days to come. In last meeting, present CMD did not agree our proposal of time bound promotions with personal upgradation of post. So get ready for any type of struggle to achieve our goal of faster promotions in PSU hierarchy on time bound basis.

Members are requested not to be misguided and carried away by any rumour. In case of any doubt, get clarification from CHQ office bearers. Association is strong enough to do anything to bring justice to the members. Maintain unity and confidence in the Association.





NCOA National General Council(NGC) meeting was held in Banglore on 29-01-12. An election of new national representative body for the term of 2012-15 was held. Shri Ashok Rao and Shri Baby Thomus were elected as President and Secretary General. Shri V.K.Tomar, SG,MEA was elected as Dy Secretary General. Many resolutions were passed including demanding pay revision w.e.f 01-01-2012. Detailed resolutions will be uploaded shortly.


Corporate office has decided eligibility criteria of GSM mobile service connection,  permissible usage limit and additional facilities at various levels as under


Mobile service telephone connection

CGM/PGM or equivalent officer

One GSM mobile service connection with STD/ISD/NR/3G/MMS. Usages worth Rs 3000/- per month

GM or equivalent officers

One GSM mobile service connection with STD//NR/3G/MMS. Usages worth Rs 2000/- per month

DGM or equivalent officers

One GSM mobile service connection with STD//NR/3G/MMS. Usages worth Rs 1000/- per month

DE/CAO or equivalent officers

One GSM mobile service connection with STD/NR/2G/MMS. Usages worth Rs 700/- per month

Sr SDE/SDE/Sr AO/AO or equivalent officers

One GSM mobile service connection with STD/NR/2G/MMS. Usages worth Rs 500/- per month


One GSM mobile service connection with STD/NR. Usages worth Rs 500/- per month

 Calls on own network (MTNL-Delhi/Mumbai CDMA/GSM/Land line will be free. prescribed limit of usages will be for other networks.

<<<< click for ECM decision>>>


GS wrote to CMD to consider old CRs of the period before 22-12-2010 in the DPCs with old bench marks till all the CRs gets exhausted. click for letter

Mumbai unit, MEA representatives led by Shri S.N.Prasad met Director (HR) in Mumbai on 24-01-2012 and following points were discussed.


1-Exam in E5 scale.-Association registered its strong opposition to external recruitment and asked to stop external recruitment at E5.

 2-Gradation list- Association representatives asked Dir (HR) to update the gradation list. He assured to look into the matter.

3-Pending ACP Case in civil wing- Dir (HR) assured to look into the matter.

4-Status of VRS & Pension-Director (HR) told Management is actively pursuing this matter.

5- Retirement age- Director (HR) told there is no movement at all to reduce the retirement age from 60 to 58. There was a rumour that MTNL/BSNL has been asked by DOT to consider the reduction in retirement age.

6-Telephone bill those who are staying in BSNL area- He assured that matter will be taken up  with BSNL to avoid disconnection.

7-Vacant Qtrs at Kalamboli-Director (HR) assured that he will pursue to rent out Navi Mumbai qtrs to outsiders.




Dear friends,

 MEA has always been working for the growth of the company and the welfare of executives. Association maintains 100% transparency and honesty in the issues, and its efforts have always been to get the due rights of the executives.  Because of your support and faith, we have been able to create histories and achieve many land marks in the past. Now, we are making all efforts for getting faster promotion in MTNL.  Our efforts are to get introduced PSU promotion hierarchy by personal upgradation of post on time bound basis, because we are of the firm opinion that no rules can give much relief in reducing the stagnation in post based promotions.  Our efforts are also to get all vacant functional posts of executives filled up on regular basis by available recruitment rules. There are more than 700 posts of SDE and more than 350 posts of DE lying vacant for last so many years. In SDE cadre, last SCF DPC was held in 2009, but competitive quota was not filled up since 2001 and management did not agree our request to convert the competitive quota into seniority cum fitness because they did not want to go against recruitment rules. As per present SDE recruitment rules 1/3rd posts will be filled up through competitive quota and 2/3rd through seniority cum fitness, these rules are decades old which were adopted by MTNL and BSNL with minor changes. When management did not agree competitive quota to be transferred into seniority cum fitness even after three years persuasion, while many hundred posts of competitive quota were lying vacant, than Association started putting pressure to conduct the competitive exam as per available rules to fill up vacant post of SDEs of competitive and seniority cum fitness quota, because we did not want to let go many hundred posts unfilled for decades when stagnation in the cadre has already crossed 15 years. Now, process of filling all vacant posts of SDE has been initiated through seniority cum fitness and competitive exam.  Being the responsible Association, we managed study material for the JTOs who will be appearing in the exam on no loss no profit on the demand of the members, and also arranged classes free of cost for the officers irrespective of any Association. We believe, it is the duty and responsibility of the Association to provide such services to its members. These classes and study material are not only useful to the exam but also to upgrade the technical skill of the officers. But to our surprise, some negative forces are criticising this positive efforts of the Association only for misguiding the officers and fulfilling their vested interests, and also trying to create hurdle in these promotions.  Any negative step will not only deprive many hundred JTOs of 1993-94-95 year of recruitment from their legitimate right of promotion through seniority cum fitness and 232 JTOs who may be promoted through competitive exam from amongst the 1996 to 2005 batch JTOs, but will also delay the promotions  of the JTOs of 1996 onward.  Therefore, we appeal every one not to do anything which may create hurdle in the promotions for the sack of the cadres.

As far as DE/ Sr Manager cadre is concerned, Association will make all possible efforts to get all posts filled up on regular basis and to stop external recruitment in DE/Sr Manager cadre.


20.01.12 CHQ and Area office bearers meeting was held in room no 555 kidwai bhawan in which GS   elaborately explained the issues of promotions from JTO to SDE and SDE to DE and requested them to explain the issues to the members so that they can not be misguided by vested interest forces. Association will do its level best to stop external recruitment at E5 level because it will block the promotion prospects of internal officers which are already squeezed. Promotions of JTOs of 1996 and onward will also be made faster by exploring all possibilities, but they should not be misguided and carried away by propagandas and cheap slogans.

  SG writes to CMD to stop external recruitment at E5  .                  <<text of letter>> 


Meeting with CMD---SG along with Sr Vice president, Shri S.R.Singh, OS,Shri. R.K.Mudgil,DGS, Shri Sunil Kumar, treasurer, Shri Satyavir singh and AGS, Shri Sanjay kumar met CMD and discussed following issues.

1.     No external recruitment at E5 level---Association expressed its opposition for external recruitment at E5 level and informed him that Association has been opposing any external recruitment from the very beginning because there is requisite experienced talent available in the company to be promoted to the Sr management posts and such recruitment will block promotional avenues of executives which are already very tightened. CMD said that there is requirement of the company to recruit few young officers that is why only 40 officers are being recruited (20 internal and 20 external). He stressed to go at least one time for this recruitment, which can be reviewed later on. Association made its disagreement and informed him that Association will continue to oppose external recruitment.

2.     Surrender of BWA spectrum—CMD was of the same view that BWA spectrum should be surrender to get back Rs 4554/ crore from govt for the survival of the company.  He said efforts are being made to surrender the spectrum.

3.     Pension from Govt—He said that pension issues is to be fought together by Associations/unions and management, because it is very important issue for survival of company. He said efforts are being made to resolve the issue.

Issues related to convergent billing, and other services were also discussed in length. Regarding the problems in convergent billing system/CVCRM, he said that Issue is being taken up at the level of CMD, MTNL and CMD, Bell, and in last meeting some decisions have been taken to resolve the vendor related problems.

CMD was of the views that surrender of BWA spectrum, pension from govt and VRS are the three important issues for the survival of MTNL and sought Association cooperation in these issues.



Meeting with GM (IT)—GS, OS, Sr vice president Shri S.R.Singh,AGS, Shri Sanjay Kumar, Area Secretary (IT) Shri Sanjeev Rana, President (IT) Shri inderjeet Singh and other office bearers of IT attended meeting and discuss many issues related to the problems in IT unit.


SG writes to CMD to stop external recruitment at E5  .                  <<text of letter>>          <<click for letter           


Date of LICE for JTO to SDE promotion—Management has decided 15th April 2012 for LICE.



Meeting with Dir (HR)—SG along with other office bearers had a meeting with Dir (HR) and following issues were discussed.

       1—No external recruitment for Sr Manager---Association strongly pleaded not to make external recruitment at E5 level because MTNL has its own talent with requisite qualification and experience which no external candidate will have. So there is no logic for going to external recruitment in the name of qualification and experience. External recruitment will block the promotional avenues of executives which are already much constricted.  SG also mentioned the agreement of Chairman (Telecom Commission) and MTNL management with the Association that recruitment will be made only at entry level i.e E2. Dir (HR) justified the need to go for external recruitment but said that RRs can reviewed later on. Association informed him in clear terms that external recruitment will be opposed by Association with all available means.

2—filling all vacant posts of DE on regular basis through seniority cum fitness—Association raised that 50% post of DE which were not filled up on regular basis on the ground that this 50% competitive quota was meant for ITS officers whose absorption process is pending, are now to be filled up on regular basis from amongst the SDEs/Sr SDE by seniority cum fitness because ITS absorption process has completed and no ITS DE has taken absorption in MTNL. After long discussion, Dir (HR)’s response was positive and assured to look into this matter.   

3---Time bound promotions with personal upgradation of post in PSU hierarchy---Association strongly raised the issue of time bound promotions by personal upgradation of post as assured in terms and conditions of absorption and also in the line of PSU hierarchy. This issue is being raised and discussed by Association for a long time. But this time Dir (HR) said that he has got a model of promotion scheme of PSU hierarchy which will be discussed with Association shortly to address the demand of the Association.

4. One time relaxation to the officers dropped in DPCs because of new bench marks—Association apprised him that still many officers are running pillar to post to get their CRs upgraded but have failed to get them up graded to match the new bench marks. This situation has come because of retrospective effect of the new bench marks. Association strongly demanded to review the cases and clear them by giving one time relaxation in the new bench marks. Dir (HR) asked SG to provide certain information regarding this matter so that some decision can be taken.

5. One increment on regular promotion in the same scale--- Association informed Dir (HR) that corporate office orders for regular promotion in the cadres of DE/CAO have denied the one increment to the officers who have been promoted in the same scale, while as per Gr B level promotion policy, one increment is to be given to the officers on their promotion in the same scale. After detailed discussion Dir (HR) agreed to revisit this case.

6.Issue of promotion of JTos of 1996 and onward was discussed and options were suggested to get faster promotion of left out officers through seniority cum fitness.



GS discussed following issues with ED, Delhi-

·       LA/offtg promotions in the cadre of SDE/DE/DGM-GS asked ED to issue the local promotion orders in these cadres against the vacant posts. Cases of SDE and DE cadres are already in advance stage . ED said that the issue of number of posts of DGM and GMs in Delhi/Mumbai and corporate office is under discussion in corporate office, after this decision, total chain of promotions of officers will be completed.  But after insistence of GS, ED assured to look into these cases.

·       New dolphin service connections to the officers—GS informed him that some new cases of dolphin service connections of JTOs/JAOs/AMs are pending for the approval of ED. GS asked him to approve these pending cases. ED said he has cleared some cases and would see other cases also.



GS, OS and DGS met GM (A) and discussed following cases.

·       Looking after/offtg promotions in the cadre of SDE/DE—GM (A) said that ED has to take decision in these cases.

·       Pending DPCs—Association asked GM (A) to expedite the screening of regular promotion from JTO to SDE and DPCs of financial upgradation for E3 to E4 and E4 to E5 including the reviewed cases of below bench mark. Later on AGM (DPC) informed that all DPC and screening work is being expediently, only some CRs for E3 to E4 are awaited and all DPC and screening work will be completed shortly.  



Prorata pension option date extended upto 31-03-2012<<CO Letter>>>


Meeting with GM(East)--A meeting of Association representatives was held with GM (E). GS,OS, CHQ treasurer, Jt Secretaries, Shri. K.K.Pandey, Shri. Nanak chand, Area Secretary (E) Shri B.K.Sharma, Divisional Secretaries, Shri Malik, Shri S.K.Sharma, Shri C.P.Singh , Shri Amitabh Gupta and other divisional office bearers attended meeting. Issues related to services and other problems of officers including work distribution and shortage of officers and finance related problem were discussed. GM (E) assured to short out the problems.


All members are assured that Association will make all possible efforts to stop external recruitment at E5 and above as per our CEC decision. And all ways will be explored to address the concern of the JTOs of 1996 to 2000 year of recruitment who are having heart burning about their promotion prospects. Maintain unity, solidarity and faith in Association, all issues will be settled to the satisfaction of members. We are pursuing all issues and no stone will be left unturned in resolving  them. We believe in work and results not in propagandas. 


MTNL issues modifications in respect of upper age limit and qualification of internal candidates for Sr Manager Trainee exam. <<< click for CO letter>>. Last date for applying in the exam is 20th Jan 2012


SG writes to CMD to give the one time relaxation to consider the old bench marks in the DPCs which considered the CRs of the old period i.e before 12-12-2010.<<<letter>>



Update on P&H high court decision implementation regarding seniority of TES GR B—corporate office has sought information from Delhi/Mumbai units regarding number of officers affected from this decision and the financial implication if it is implemented.



MTNL management submits a proposal to DOT for administrative and financial approval for implementing the revision of combined pension/family pension of MTNL employees retired prior to 01-01-2007.



MTNL to float Rs 200 cr network expension plan next month. <<business standard report>>


ED Delhi office has issued looking after promotion orders of 5 AOs/Sr AO for the post of CAO. <<<<Click for orders>>>



GS along with other office bearers met Jt GM (HR) and discussed regarding the pending DPCs.

1.    JTO (T) to SDE (T) SCF DPC—screening report is awaited from Delhi /Mumbai units. After receiving SR, DPC will be conducted.

2.    JTO (T) to SDE (T) LICE date—proposal of exam date is with Dir (HR), who has to take decision.

3.    JTO (Civil) to SDE (Civil) SCF DPC—APAR for SCF DPC will be called in a day or so.

4.    JTO (Elect) to SDE (Elect) SCF DPC—DPC is being conducted today i.e 12-01-2012 against five posts.



Parliamentary committee meeting was held on 11-01-2012 to discuss the pension issue of MTNL. MTNL management and Secretary DOT attended the meeting. We have learnt that Chairman Parliamentary committee was very positive towards the payment of pension in MTNL at par with BSNL, and asked Secretary DOT to come in next meeting with all details and proper proposal in the next meeting. 



SG met GM (Fin) corporate office and briefed him the JTO (Civil) ACP case (Shri Gujrathi case in reference). She assured to examine the case and clear the file at the earliest.



GM (customer care) Mobile Services Mumbai writes to GS, MEA in reference of GS letter to CMD regarding failure of MTNL services and systems, case of convergent billing and CRM system. <<<letter>>>



GB meeting of Tees Hazari division---A general body meeting of T/H division was held on 11-01-2012 in Tees Hazari exchange building. GS, DGS, OS, CHQ Treasurer Shri. Satyavir Singh, press secretary Shri Arun dixit, Jt Secretary Shri K.K.Pandey and Area Secretary (East) Shri B.K.Sharma attended the meeting. Area Secretary & GS addressed the house and clarified the queries raised by the members. GS appraised the house in detail about the current issues and asked members not to be misguided by the rumour mongers who always try to confuse the members and assured to settle all the issues to the satisfaction of the members.



A meeting of MEA representatives and ED (WS) was held on 29-12-11.Some points were discussed. Now ED (WS) office has written to concerned GMs to take action on the issues discussed with Association with a copy to Area Secretary (WS) Shri Dilawar Ali.<<<letter-1>>>   << Letter-2>>>      <<<letter-3>>>


SG writes to CMD for Concessional broadband connection & GSM Data card to MTNL  and Govt/PSU employees .<<<letter>>>



<<click for special recruitment rules>>


DPE office memorandum regarding professionalization of below board level managment of central public sector enterprises

<< office memorandum>>>


Latest status about SCF DPC for promotion from JTO(T) to SDE(T)----APAR of about 12 JTOs are still awaited in ED Delhi office and about same numbers in Mumbai. Vig clearance is expected in a day or two. Meanwhile DPC staff has started screening work. All concerned Area secretaries / Div secretaries and concerned JTOs have to make serious efforts to send these pending APARs to ED office at the earliest so that DPC in corporate office can be conducted after receiving screening reports from both units.  


MEA Wishes all members and readers of this site a very happy and prosperous new year 2012
SG writes to Dir (HR) for making Engineering Diploma as eligible qualification for senior Manager competitive exam for internal candidates. <<<Letter>>>

GB meeting of GM (Vig)/GM (OP)/GM (Law) of head quarter area---for quite some time it was felt by Area Secy (HQ) Shri J.P.Sharma and his team that there should be two divisions in HQ for smooth functioning of the Association, because there are many number of officers  working under 8 GMs and offices of PGM(O) and ED. So, a general body meeting of officers working under above mentioned GMs was held on 06-01-2012 in Khurshid lal bawan, and a divisional body was formed. Shri Damber Singh, AGM (NM), Shri J.K.Yadav, SDE (NM), Shri R.C.Verma, SDE (RTI) were elected as president, Div Secretary and Treasurer respectively. GS, DGS,OS and Jt Secy Shri J.K.Arora attended the meeting. GS briefed house about the development of current issues including promotions and pension , and replied the queries of the members.



GB meeting of Karol Bagh division—GB meeting of KB division was held on 04-01-2012, which was attended and addressed by GS, OS,DGS, treasurer, Jt Secys Shri Nanakchand & Shri K.K.Panday ,Area Secy  Sh. B.K.Sharma & Div Secy, Sh. Amitabh Gupta. GS appraised house of the latest issues and replied queries raised by the members


Farewell party of Shri M.L.Sharma, Area Secretary (Central)—a well organised fare well party was organised by central area in committee room IInd floor door sanchar sadan, CGO on the occasion of retirement of Shri M.L.Sharma, Sr SDE & Area Secretary (Central), MEA on 31st Dec 2011.  This fare well function was attended by a large no of officers of central area. GM (Central) Shri Tandon and all DGMs of area were also present. GS, Shri V.K.Tomar, OS, Shri R.K.Mudgal & DGS Shri Sunil Kumar also attended this very beautifully organised fare well function of our very matured and dynamic area secretary Shri M.L.Sharma.  We wish a healthy, happy and prosperous life of Shri M.L.Sharma after retirement.


2.1.2012 MTNL ED office has issued office orders for look after arrangement of Four DGM (Fianance). please click the link for letter              <<<Letter>>>          

Meeting with Secy/DOT on 30-12-2011:

GS,SNEA, GS and president/AIBSNL EA and GS/MEA met Secy/DOT. While thanking Secy/DOT for taking a very decisive action to conclude the process of absorption of ITS in a time bound manner, and thereby end the uncertainty existing in BSNL/ MTNL for the last about five years, Secy / DOT reiterated the resolve of the government to ensure that the process initiated by DOT reaches its logical conclusion as expeditiously as possible, of course, taking into account the magnitude of the issue and the crucial fact that operations of gigantic sized BSNL/MTNL are not impacted as far as possible while effecting this important organizational transition that is extremely critical for the growth of BSNL/MTNL.

Subsequently, the following issues were discussed.

A) Filling up posts of DGMs:

We apprized Secy/DOT that huge number of JAG posts is unfilled and thousands of eligible STS officers are available to fill up these posts. However, because of inexplicable reasons, BSNL management pleads its helplessness to promote STS to JAG because of some unwarranted restrictions imposed by DOT. The net result of all this is that hundreds of STS officers are retiring without getting promoted to JAG, even though abundant posts of JAG are available and a well defined mechanism in BSNL/MTNL MS RRs is envisaged. Secy/DOT was quite receptive on this issue and assured that he will discuss the issue with CMD and try to resolve it.

B) Encroaching upon the limited career growth of executives by recruiting 600 senior DGMs through new RRs:

Recruiting 600 senior DGMs through the provisions of new RRs is a direct infringement on the existing BSNLMS RRs and a serious attack on existing meagre promotional avenues of executives since such recruitment would mean directly utilizing 600 JAG posts, exclusively meant for career growth of Gr B / Gr A, and, in the process, also, creating another unwarranted functional cadre in the existing cadre hierarchy between JAG and SAG, thereby making promotion from DGM to GM almost impossible for executives within the organization, we apprised Secy / DOT who advised us to discuss the nitty gritties of new RRs and their implications on our career growth with CMD/BSNL/MTNL.

C) Payment of spectrum charges for spectrum in excess of 6.2 mhz by BSNL/MTNL:

We requested Secy/DOT that government should exempt both BSNL/MTNL from payment of additional spectrum fees for spectrum it holds in excess of 6.2 mhz since BSNL/MTNL has being meeting social obligations objective of telecom operations of the government by providing services in remotest rural areas at huge costs, and without any returns. Secy/DOT assured that all these aspects would be duly considered by government while taking final decision on the issue.



Board Meeting : Regarding E5 exam age relaxation etc.

      It is learnt that in the MTNL Board meeting held on dated 29 december 2011, MTNL Board has approved following things regarding E5 Exam issues-

1. For the exam being held this year the maximum age for departmental candidates has been extended to 55 years. For E5 exam to be held next time it will be 50 years . For subsequent exams it will be 40 years.

2.  B.E.(Mech) has been allowed as eligible qualification  for departmental candidates.

3.  Pay protection will be granted to those successful departmental candidates who are already in E4/E5 Grades.

4.  MTNL BOARD has also passed the RRs for E6 (DGM posts 40 in no. with max. age of 47 years) & E9 (GM posts 30 in no. with max. age 57 years) for one time recruitment of JAG/SAG/HAG level officers.

However complete information will be put on site ASAP.

30.12.11 DOT’ has issued  Orders for Constitution of Surplus Staff Establishment (SSE) for Redeployment of surplus staff ( ITS and  Indian.P&T Accounts Fianance). click the link for orders <<Order1>>   <<order2>>

After UF meeting with CMD,MTNL, this issue has been discussed by CMD with Director (F) and Director (HR). It is now decided that MTNL will write to DOT [Jt. Secretary (T)] for providing administrative/financial approval. Director (HR). assured to send such communication to DOT within next two days.


     BSNL has promulgated  BSNL Special Lateral Direct Recruitment Rules-2011 for Senior Management Level (Telecom Operations) of BSNL Management Services for Recruitment for Sr. Deputy General Manager (Sr. DGM) and GM/PGM/CGM (Telecom Operations) in E6 and E9 IDA Scale ( of BSNL) . These  rules shall assume  force with effect from 26-12-2011 These rules shall be valid through one round of recruitment from ITS.Gp A officers and one more round from others ,if required.


Meeting with ED (WS) ---GS along with DGS, Vice president Sh P.K.Jain, CHQ Treasurer and Area secretary (WS) Sh Dilawar Ali met ED (WS) and discussed the various issues pertaining to the WS services and welfare issues of the executives working in WS unit. Issues related to the convergent billing project and problems aroused in mobile services after switch over of mobile services on this system were discussed in length. ED told that this problem is because of customization issue which is to be addressed by vender (BELL). He told that already CMD, MTNL and CMD, BELL is seized with this problem and trying to find out the way. Association asked him to make local arrangements to address the customer problems till the issue is resolved at the highest level for which Association is also pursuing with CMD. Issues of signalling and call drop etc were also discussed. It was also raised that old generators be replaced and all generators of BTSs should be in auto mode so that in case of power failure, generators can start automatically. ED agreed that the issues raised by Association are genuine, and assured to do something to improve the situation. He said that it is not true that MTNL mobile services are very bad. He informed that in a drive test it was found that there were 9 calls drop in Airtel network and 11 in MTNL network that too with the fact that Airtel  BTS are more than double of MTNL BTS. He also informed that case is in process to increase the BTS. Area Secretary Sh. Dilawar Ali raised many issues of executives related to Fin and Adm, which were noted by ED and DGM (HQ) WS who was also present in the meeting. ED assured to take action on the issues raised by AS. Issues related to the WS services will now be discussed with CMD.



General body meeting of Jorbagh Division—A general body meeting of Jorbagh division was held on 28-12-11 in Jorbagh exchange building which was attended and addressed by GS,DGS,OS,CHQ treasurer and Area Secretary (Central) Sh M.L.Sharma. GS in his address briefed the house about the current issues like repatriation process of GR A, promotions in SDE/DE/DGM cadres through seniority cum fitness and competitive exam and financial position of company etc. New divisional representative body was also elected in this meeting. Sh S.K.Dhingra, DE (FRS), Shri R.K.Tiwari, SDE (Cable) and Sh. S.C.Niranjan, SDE (RSU) were elected as President, Div Secretary and Treasurer respectively.  


BSNL may re-employ ITS officers under 58 years of age--<<<-Media report>>>>

E3 LICE date---GM (HR) has informed GS that LICE for promotion from JTO to SDE will be held in Feb 2012, and date will be notified shortly.


26.12.11 GS writes to Director(Technical)MTNL CO & CMD (MTNL) regarding Leased Lines ( Enterprise Business) issues & suggestions for tapping the huge business. Please click the link for content    <<<letter>>>
26.12.11 GS writes to Director HR about the early settlement of pay anomalies -- Seniors promoted before implementation of IInd pay revision i.e 01-01-2007 drawing less pay than juniors promoted after implementation of IInd pay revision and also seniors promoted before TBP drawing less than juniors promoted after TBP.               <<<<letter>>>
23.12.11 Association is pursuing to get the LA/offtg promotion orders in SDE and DE cadre issued for which APRs have already been called for long back. GM (A) has assured to expedite the case and issue the orders shortly.
23.12.11 BSNL Board has approved the new Recruitment Rules as a onetime measure to recruit around 450 SAG/HAG officers in the E9 grade and 600 JAG/NFSG officers in the E6, E7 grade.

Meeting of UF with CMD MTNL—Representatives of different unions and Associations of MTNL met CMD to greet and discuss the pension and revision of pension in MTNL on par with BSNL. CMD was briefed about the pension and revision of pension issue status and the efforts being made by UF at different level and requested him to further expedite the case.  He asked UF to provide him some points which legally justify the claim of pension in MTNL at par with BSNL so that he can impress upon the DOT to strongly take up the case with concerned authority to get this issue settled. During the discussion, CMD sought views of the representatives to improve the financial position of the company. In this brief interaction, GS, MEA asked CMD to surrender BWA spectrum to take back Rs 4534/- crore from DOT, Speedy implementation of FTTH project, early solution of the convergent billing problems, to make STM-1 CPE available in Delhi unit to provide higher band width leased lines and roll back of CDM services etc. CMD noted all points and was very affirmative for considering the proposals except roll back of CDM services for which he replied that we are earning twenty crore revenue from CDMA services and the maintenance cost is five crore so still it is profit making. He assured to have a detail discussion on the viability issue in the days to come.  



Last Date for applying for Sr. Manager Competitive Exam extended to 20 January 2012

 HR wing has put up a Board note for increasing age limit & including B.Tech (Mech.) as eligibility qualification for the Sr. Manager Competitive Examination. Board meeting is scheduled on dated 29.12.2011, therefore  MTNL Corporate Office has extended last date for Filling of Forms for Sr. Manager Competitive Examination from 26 december 2011 to 20 January 2012.