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IDA freezing for CPSUs from 01.10.2020 to 30.06.2021

NCOA and AUAB calls for observing 25.11.2020 as PROTEST DAY.

National Confederation of Officers Associations (NCOA) calls for observing 25.11.2020 as PROTEST DAY.

All Unions and Associations in BSNL (AUAB) calls for Lunch Hour Protest Demonstrations on 25.11.2020.

On one side Govt not implemented 3rd Pay Revision for many PSUs including BSNL. BSNL employees are working round the clock to maintain the essential telecom services during the Covid 19 pandemic. Many CPSUs are playing important role in maintaining the essential services during the Covid.

NCOA and AUAB deplore the Govt decision for Freezing of IDA in the name of Covid 19.

All CSs and SSA Secs are requested to coordinate with other Assns and Unions to make the programme a big success.

DPE Order freezing IDA  NCOA letter AUAB letter

The Screening Committee Report and Vigilance Clearance report for the JTO to SDE DPC is sent to BSNL CO.

SNEA, Chennai Telephones wishes Happy Diwali to All


Central Working Committee (CWC) decisions --contd:

1. DoT approval for Standard Pay Scales of E2, E3 replacing the intermediary pay scale of E1A and E2A w.e.f. 01.01.2007.

This is the most important HR issue, affecting all the Executives recruited after 01.01.2007, CWC observed. Settlement of E2 and E3 pay scales will resolve many issues. CWC was very much critical about the non–resolution of this issue by DoT and BSNL management for many years. After detailed discussion CWC resolved that if this long pending issue is not resolved in a reasonable time by DoT and BSNL through discussion, Association should launch TU actions to settle it.

2. BTCL and related issues:

At the time of proposal for formation of BTCL moved to Cabinet in 2013, it was mainly to tap additional revenue through Tower sharing. That time many private operators were available. Now situation changed and there is not much scope for Tower sharing as the number of other operators came down to 3.

To justify the BTCL, now DoT and management is talking about the savings on AGR. At the same time, silent on JV and management control, liability on BSNL for paying rentals to BTCL etc.

CWC decided to oppose the BTCL as it will lead to disinvestment and strategic sale in the form of Joint Venture in the near future as per Cabinet decision. The rentals for the BTSs on BTCL Towers will become another big financial burden for BSNL.

3. Implementation of 3rd Pay Revision:

After the VRS, the number of employees came down drastically, more than 50%. Now the matter has to be further pursued, CWC decided.

4. Enhancement of Superannuation Benefit to BSNL recruited employees:

After the success of the Sovereign Bond for Rs 8500 Crores, slight improvement is there in the financial condition of BSNL. The matter is to be further pursued.

The formation of separate Trust for PRMB instead of BSNLMRS also come under discussion. Hardly 20% of the BSNL pensioners are covered by CGHS as the facility is available at limited places. If BSNL is not able to contribute to the Trust after its formation, the limited amount available in the Trust after its formation will be sufficient only for meeting the medical expenditure of the retirees for few years. So BSNL revival is the only viable option to have better medical facilities. The issue to be examined further.

5. Promotion to DGM on regular basis and promotion to higher posts.

CWC demanded that all the eligible DE/CAOs should be made Regular DGMs instead of Adhoc DGMs. The remaining DGM(T/F) posts should be filled on Regular basis instead of LA arrangement by giving one time relaxation in qualifying service.

CWC strongly opposed the LA arrangement given by BSNL management instead of Regular promotion.

6. EPF Full Pension option:

13 Circles provided the data. The remaining Circles asked to submit the data within one week so that the details can be furnished to the lawyer for filing in the Hon Supreme Court.

7. Pay loss issue of Rs 22820/- for 2007/2008/2010 rect DR JTO/JAOs:

As decided in Bangalore CWC, the draft petition for filing the petition is almost ready and we will be filing the petition shortly.

For monitoring the progress in the court case and to assist the CHQ, a 5 member committee formed with Com Pavithra Singh, CS/UPE as the Chairman.

8. Pay loss for the LICE JTO/JAOs who recruited as JE between 01.01.2007 and 07.05.2010:

Earlier, the Bangalore CWC decided that pay loss issue should be limited to 2007/2008/2010 rect DR JTO/JAOs. After examining the matter and deliberations, CWC decided to take up the pay loss issue of the JEs recruited between 2007 and 2010 and become JTO/JAO also and to explore the possibility of legal options. For assisting the CHQ, a 6 member committee formed with Com Vismay Oza, CWC/GUJ as the Chairman.

9. E1+5 Increments for the post 2010 Rect JTO/JAOs:

We are exploring the possibility for extending this benefit as an interim measure till the approval of E2 and E3 scales, based on the Presidential Order issued by DoT on 28.03.2017, provided it will not have adverse impact on our demand for E2 and E3 pay scales. It will be discussed with DIR(HR) in the meeting next week.

10. Notional pay of E1A and E2A for Civil/Elect wings w.e.f. 01.10.2000:

DoT is not agreeing to this proposal. Since the proposal is having financial implications on BSNL and DoT, DoT stand is very crucial. We will further pursue the matter and have to explore all the options.

11. Uniform TBP between 4 to 5 years instead of 4 to 6 years w.e.f 01.10.2000:

Management collected the required date to examine the financial implications. Once CPSU CH, extending the first TB promotion after 5 years is implemented, it can be further pursed. Thousands of Executives are affected by this. Since it is having big financial implications as thousands of Executives recruited from 1993 to 2001 are involved, DoT stand on this issue is very crucial.

12. Intl MT Recruitment.

The result of Intl MT to be declared expeditiously, CWC demanded. Possible support also will be extended to the applicants for the same, CWC decided.


Central Working Committee (CWC) decisions:

Central Working Committee (CWC) meeting unanimously decided to launch strong Trade Union programs from 01st week of January, 2021 for implementing the Non Post based Time Bound Functional promotion (BEPPARR 2017) after every 5 years with Uniformity and Parity in Promotions among equivalent cadres in different wings, w.e.f. 01.07.2018.

Initial phase of TU programs will be after 1 month, in the 1st week of December. CWC took this important decision taking into account of the fact that even after two years, management is not at all taking any action to implement the new promotion policy, which will give smooth career progression to the Executives.

CWC decided to wait for maximum 2 months, upto 31.12.2020 for the implementation of BEPPARR 2017 (CPSU CH) by the management. In the meantime, we will continue to work wholeheartedly for any promotion/ DPC as it materialises.

However, our demand for the implementation of promotion through BEPPARR 2017 (CPSU CH) w.e.f. 01.07.2018 will continue as it is, irrespective of the status of DPC/ Promotion. The promotions so materialises will be replaced with the promotion through BEPPARR 2017 from 01.07.2018.

CWC come to the conclusion that CPSU CH Promotion from 01.07.2018 is inevitable and cannot be compromised because:

1. Promotion through BEPPARR 2017 (CPSU CH) will only give promotion for all the eligible Executives with parity.

2. Promotion through BEPPARR 2017 only will give the promotion from 01.07.2018 and parity with those promoted in June, 2018.

3. Service from 01.07.2018 (2 ½ yrs) will be counted for future promotions.

4. Restructuring will drastically reduce the number of posts.

5. Executives from other streams and cadres also can get promotion.

6. There is no scope for further promotions, beyond SDE/AO.

7. Even after DPC/promotion, reservation issue will lead to litigations. 


Meeting with Shri Arvind Vadnerkar, DIR(HR) on 20.10.2020:

GS and AGS had detailed meeting with DIR(HR) on the following points. PGM(Pers), Sr GM(Estt), Sr GM(SR) and GM(Restg) present in the meeting. Detailed discussion continued for almost 3 hours.

1. Progress on implementation of Non-post based, Time Bound Functional Promotion (BEPPARR 2017) w.e.f. 01.07.2018.

DIR(HR) informed that BSNL is waiting for the reply from DoT. We explained that, BSNL sought the guidance from DoT on 10.04.2019. DoT did not reply even after 18 months, it means DoT is not having any objection. As such, the policy can be implemented immediately w.e.from 01.07.2018. Govt guidelines can be implemented as and when it is received we suggested.

Further we explained that CMD suggestion for DGM promotion after 58+ age is not at all acceptable to us. It shows that BSNL management is not interested to have its own management and want to continue with the deputation of ITS. For creating its own management, BEPPARR 2017 should be implemented from 01.07.2018 onwards and new JTO/JAOs should become AGM/CAO at the age of 40. It is required to maintain parity with the Juniors promoted in June 2018. To address the huge stagnation and abnormal delay in promotions in most of the cadres and to give some weightage for the past service, BSNL itself proposed the implementation from 01.01.2017. The apprehension that Executives will become AGM/CAO in 15 years and thereafter another 15-20 years they have to work without any promotion is not correct. BSNL Executives should get promotion opportunities upto GM/CGM level. This is possible only when the Executives get promotion as AGM/CAO Grades at the age of 40 - 45 so that they can move forward as DGM, Jt GM, Addl GM/GM and CGM, as per merit, in the remaining 15-20 years of service. Today, there is not a single Regular DGM even after 20 years of BSNL formation, showing the sorry state of affairs! Today, many JTOs retiring as JTOs without promotion and remaining are retiring as SDE/AO or AGM/CAO.

Further, new Executives only become AGM/CAO in 15 years that will happen only after 2031. Till that time, all promotions to AGM/CAO Grades will be from senior Executives having 20 to 30 years of service. The given chart provides status of promotion in different wings:









JTO(Arch) to SDE

Executives waiting for promotion from








SDE(T) to DE(T)

SDE(C) to EE(C)

SDE(E) to EE(E)










Sanctioned strength

Working strength

% of shortage



20399 (25591-5192)





Post against which VRS taken not reduced


3725 +




DE (T)

9470 (5303+4167)














DGM (Fin)





On the approval of BEPPAR 2017, as per clause 1.3, all the RRs upto AGM equivalent Grade stands scrapped. Any other mode of promotion will lead to discrimination, controversy and litigations as it is against the approved CPSU Cadre Hierarchy policy provisions.

About promotions given on 29.06.2018 (2226 AO, 468 CAO and 4796 DE) become disputed/ provisional after the CAT/CDG order dated 25.02.2020, temporarily closing the doors of further promotions. On the query of whether the CAT judgment and direction to be followed in reservation is in general nature, applicable for promotion to all the Cadres or applicable only for AO, CAO, DE promotions, management is clueless. Management clarified that the recent guidelines issued by DoT on 13.10.2020 regarding Reservation in promotion is to be followed by BSNL which made the reservation in all promotions much complicated. 

Mgt should consider promotion to all the Grades with Uniformity and Parity, we demanded. All the promotions should be effective from 29.06.2018/ 01.07.2018 to have parity with the juniors from other streams promoted on 29.06.2018. SDE vacancies are available in June 2018 itself and due to court case only, promotion orders not issued. The AIEL circulated now also the same as that of 20.02.2015 with slight changes for the supernumerary JTOs recruited in 2001. So the promotion order for those posts should be issued w.e.f. 29.06.2018, notionally, we demanded by brining parity by promoting the JTOs of 2012 rect year also.

It seems that Management is considering the possibility of SDE promotion without reservation covering upto 2007/2008 batch. However the final vacancy position is not clear as it is to be decided at higher level, depends upon restructuring.

The Restg process is in the advanced stage. Even for the Telecom stream, SDE and DE posts will be less than 50% of todays sanction. The posts for equivalent cadres in other streams also will have almost same fate. Evenif reservation issue is not there, we can imagine the promotional avenues waiting for us after the completion of Restg.

The Assn offering faster promotion for SC/ST Executives (instead of CPSU CH promotion after every 5 years) could not promote even the 2001 rect SC JTO and 2002 rect ST JTO who completed 19/18 years of service for the unfilled vacancy of 2010-11 for which DPC held in 2018.

10 years litigation from 2010 to 2020 against SDE promotion created a backlog of 10 vacancy years in SDE cadre (from VY 2011-12 onwards) when promotion in all other cadres become current in 2018 itself. Net result is that about 5000 senior JTOs retired without promotion and the promotion of another 5000 young JTOs delayed for many years.

Executives are going to pay heavy price for derailing CPSU CH promotion (BEPPARR 2017) in collusion with the management by many groups including the present Recognised Assn which played an important role. Above all, promotion to the entire cadres upto AGM/CAO grade halted!

To break this barrier on promotion and getting CPSU CH promotion (BEPPARR 2017) delinking promotion from availability of posts is the biggest challenge for the Executives, especially for SNEA. When management is adamant and not at all positive, only option left for us is Organizational actions.

2. DoT approval for the BSNL proposal for E2 and E3 scales replacing E1A & E2A.

BSNL management is to pursue the issue with DOT seriously and settle it once for all, we demanded. This will address many issues of post 2007 rects, once for all like i) Pay loss issue, ii) E1+5 increment issue, iii) anomaly in 1st TBP promotion for post 2007 rects etc. The PO issued by DoT lowering the pay scales from E1A & E2A to E1 & E2 is not acceptable and BSNL already written to DoT for reviewing the decision.

Surprisingly, new PGM(Pers) is of the opinion that, the pay scale given to BSNL Executives initially is high and Executives are getting higher pay even today. There is a difference of more than 43% from the pay of DOT staff. We strongly refuted this and told PGM (P) that if BSNL Executives are compared, it should be with the Executives of other PSUs. There is no comparison between PSU employees and Govt staff, we told. Comparing to other PSUs, BSNL Executives salary is much less. At the same time the salary of Govt staff working in different Ministries is one and the same.

Finally, DIR(HR) assured to take up with DoT for the settlement of  this important matter.

3. Restructuring, consolidation of SSAs by merger of small SSAs and consequent post reduction.

i) The temporary staffing norms circulated on 27.12.2019 for JTO/SDE, DE etc posts are required to be reviewed.

JTO and SDE cadres made interchangeable but on promotion, it is treated as post based. This is the double standard, we told. The number of connections required for sanction of JTO/ SDE (Rural and Urban) and DE (Rural and Urban) posts is very high. We demanded that it should be reduced considerably and post sanction, the number of Exchanges in Rural areas also to be taken into account along with DEL. Otherwise in Rural areas, it will be impossible to maintain so many Exchanges if 2500 DEL is kept as justification for JTO/SDE post and 7500 DEL+75 BTS+OFC+EB for DE(Rural) post. Similarly in Urban areas also, the number of connections to be reduced considerably from 7500 DEL for JTO/SDE and 21000 DEL for a DE post, we demanded.

After thorough discussion, DIR(HR) assured to reconsider the temporary norms as suggested by us.

As per the temporary staffing norms, the number of JTO/SDE posts will be less than 24000, which means the total SDE posts will be between 10,000 to 12,000. The DE posts will be about 2,600. If the norms are not changed and the numbers are not increasing drastically, we can imagine the promotional avenues waiting for us after the completion of Restg.

ii) By merger, small SSAs headed by TDM and TDEs got merged and GM level posts created. Moreover, at BA HQs and within SSA, Area Manager (DGM) concept is replaced with Area General Manger (GM) post thereby reducing the DGM and TDE level posts. There is no DGM under the Area GM in Cat II BA HQs whereas 4 DGMs are given under Cat I BA HQs and 1 DGM under Cat III BA HQs. The DGM posts in Category I and Category II SSAs is to be revised, we demanded.

After discussion, DIR(HR) assured to reconsider DGM posts in Category II BAs as suggested by us.

4. DGM (Telecom/Fin) Regular promotion.

We demanded that Adhoc/LA promotion should be discouraged in all the cadres. All the promotions should be on regular basis.

a) All the eligible DE/CAOs (DE(T) about 150 and CAO about 15) should be immediately given regular promotions. The 206 seniority revision is not going to alter their seniority position.

b) For the remaining DGM vacancies, we demanded onetime relaxation considering the mass retirement due to VRS and abnormal delay occurred for DE/CAO promotions. The DE/CAOs have sufficient experience in the cadre by Offtg/LA promotion but they are not having regular service due to delay in Regular promotions. Almost all are working as DGM(T/F) on LA basis.

DIR(HR) was positive on both issues and informed that DGM promotion is the one possible route as no reservation is involved in it.

5. Withdrawal of BSNLCO order dated 31.08.2020 regarding postponement of EPP for 2 years on declining the post based promotion.

This is a unilateral decision from management side. EPP 2007 is framed as per the Terms and condition for absorption after with interaction with the Executives Associations, SNEA and AIBSNLEA. Time Bound promotion and Post based promotions are different concepts not linked each other. Post based promotion is guided by DoP&T guidelines which cannot be altered by BSNL. Postponement of EPP for 2 years on declining the post based promotion is against DoP&T guidelines and EPP orders. Management tried to justify the decision but we demanded that it should be withdrawn.

6. Reversion of SDEs passed the LDCE in 2007.

We thanked DIR(HR) for restoring the SDE promotion for those reverted to JTO Cadre. Further we demanded that the matter may be decided based on the clarifications issued by Pers section and Estt section in 2007, after LDCE 2007 notification. It should not be linked with the LDCE 2010 notification/ clarification and related court cases.

BSNL pleaded the case in the CAT and HC suppressing the 2007 clarifications and quoting the PCAT order which dealt with LDCE 2010 only. Their eligibility is to be decided and the speaking order to be reviewed without waiting for the court order, we demanded. Once that happens, the related court cases also get withdrawn. Even if RP is dismissed, the eligibility as per the 2007 clarifications is to be decided by BSNL management, we explained.

Finally, DIR(HR) assured to examine the eligibility criteria and decide the matter.

The remaining issues will be discussed on another day.

Circle Executive Committee meeting of SNEA, Chennai Telephones held on 14.10.2020 thru Zoom. Com.S.Boobalan President welcomed all and presided over the meeting. Com.Suresh A.S. Circle Secretary submitted report and explained the developments in detail. During the meeting the following members were co-opted for the vacant posts, which arose due to VRS.
1. Com. Senthil Kumar S        DE     Vice President 
2. Com. Buddhadev Gantayat   SDE    Assistant Circle Secretary
3. Com. Kalaiselvan R           JAO    Assistant Circle Secretary
4. Com. Venkatravaniah B      SDE    Assistant Circle Secretary
5. Com. Sivachandran P        SDE    Organising Secretary
6. Com. Velayudham M S      JTO    Organising Secretary

Based on the discussions in the meeting, resolutions taken for the ensuing CWC meeting. Finally vote of thanks delivered by Com.S. Prathap Kumar BS EB. 


Dept of Telecom issues clarifications to BSNL and MTNL on various queries relating to Reservation in promotion for SC/ST based on the legal opinion received from the Ld. Attorney General of India (AG) regarding various court orders and its implications through the Law Ministry and DoP&T. DoT sought the legal opinion on various points as per the direction of the Parliamentary Committee.

The Union Govt plea through the IA for giving Adhoc promotions till final decision, based on the interim order of the Hon SC also not decided by Hon SC, it is explained in para iv.b). The IA is clubbed with the SLP.

It endorses our concern and view point on the impact of reservation in promotions due to Hon Supreme Court orders and various court orders. Some Associations tried to downplay it for the sake of MV as if there is no serious problem for the promotions.

The Hon CAT/Chandigarh judgment dated 25.02.2020 against AO, CAO and DE promotions made the promotions provisional. Further Hon CAT directed BSNL to formulate policies as per the conditions laid down by the Hon CAT in its order. It is learned that same judgment is applicable for BSNL for promotion to other cadres also.

Anticipating such developments from our past experience, SNEA worked out the non-post based promotion policy well in advance which is free from litigations related to Reservation and Seniority. It is high time to go all out for its implementation from 01.07.2018, irrespective of any DPC taking place or not.

DoT OM on Reservation based of the Ld. AG legal opinion  Hon CAT, CDG judgment on AO and CAO promotion Hon CAT judgment on DE promotion


GS writes to Shri Vivek Banzal, DIR(CFA):

Extra ordinary high AMC cost of 9% for Alphion OLTs procured long back on very high rates. New OLTs are available between Rs 1 lakh to 1.5 lakhs in the open market with 3 years warranty where as BSNL is paying about Rs 1.75 lakhs per OLT per year as AMC for the old, outdated Alphion OLTs. Request to immediately stop the AMC and replace the OLTs with new one. It may also be enquired how the AMC has been renewed in 2019 with such an exorbitant high rate of 9% which comes around Rs 1.75 lakh/year per OLT when new OLTs are available in the market between Rs 1 lakh to 1.5 lakhs with 3 years warranty.

GS letter to DIR(CFA)

18-10-2020 View Corporate Office Orders:                                    Preparation of All India Eligibility List No. -3 of JTO (Telecom) and furnishing of details thereof - reg.                                 Final Seniority List in the Grade of SDE(C) updated as on 01-08-20 reg.


Congratulations: BSNL circulated the AIEL of JTOs with the same age old criteria of Rect Year and Training Centre marks, vindicating SNEA stand.

The AIGETOA demand for: i) 1:1 inter-se seniority (irrespective of rect year) and ii) seniority based on Date of Joining rejected again vindicating SNEA stand.

The AIEL circulated on 12.10.2020 is same as that of the final AIEL circulated on 20.02.2015 and again on 14.06.2018, except placing the supernumerary JTOs recruited from 2001 to 2007 rect years at the bottom of each Rect years. Against these AIEL only, AIGETOA fought the cases at CAT and High Court and filed contempt petition and stopped the second DPC in 2018.

The major contention of AIGETOA was that the DR JTOs of 2001 rect year onwards are to be interpolated with 1995 to 1999 rect promotee JTOs as there was no DR rect during 1995 to 1999.  Another contention of AIGETOA was that the 1995 to 1999 rect JTOs who joined in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 etc through the LICE quota and SC/ST quota are excess promotees. Both contentions are not accepted by the Court as well BSNL. BSNL placed all of them in respective Rect years from 1995 to 1999, irrespective of DoJ in the new AIEL also.

Whether AIGETOA and their activists will accept this AIEL or again go for litigations as done in 2015 and 2018 is to wait and watch as the AIEL published on 14.06.2018 and 12.10.2020 is one and the same. We hope that better sense will prevail on them and they will not oppose this AIEL and stop DPC as done in the past.

Last 10 years, AIGETOA was fighting legal battle in different courts claiming for 1:1 seniority irrespective of Rect year (1:1 interpolation of 2001 rect DRs with 1995 Rect promotees) and declaring the 1995 to 1999 rect JTOs joined after 2000 as excess promotees.

If litigations were not there, all the JTOs upto 2001 would have become SDEs in 2015 itself as per the final AIEL dated 20.02.2015. Remaining JTOs become SDEs in 2018 or even earlier.

The AIEL particulars for the remaining batches also will be called shortly as assured by the management.

The new PGM(Pers) immediately after joining, took immediate action for changing the criteria of inter-se-seniority from DoJ to Rect year and Training Centre marks. He was earlier GM(Estt) and instrumental for JTO RR 2014.

Their agenda is very clear now:

i) Delay and thereby deny the promotions to large number of JTOs (1995 to 1999), about 4000 in promotee quota. They retired without getting promotions. They were not a contender for further promotion to DE.

ii) Delay the promotion of remaining JTOs upto 2005 and the 2007 and 2008 JTOs also by not allowing the DPC in 2018.

If litigation was not there, DPC and LDCE could have conducted year wise w/o delaying promotions.

Most importantly, they are working with the management to derail the much awaited Time Bound Functional Promotion (CPSU Cadre Hierarchy) which will give smooth promotion to the youngsters from 01.07.2018 onwards. Our efforts will continue to get the new promotion policy implemented and these JTOs also gets their SDE promotion from 01.07.2018 itself instead of a prospective date. Equally important, other eligible Executives in other cadres also have to get their promotion from 01.07.2018 onwards. Definitely we will be successful in our efforts and the coming CWC will be taking very strong decisions to get it implemented without any more delay.

We regret to inform that Com.A.Ayubkhan, retired AGM and our Ex.Area Secretary passed away today morning at Vijaya Hospital. He was hospitalized due to heart ailment. His contribution to BSNL in Marketing wing as well as in Transmission wing was exemplary. His contribution to TEOA and SNEA cannot be forgotten. Our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family. Let his soul be rest in peace.


Meeting with Shri R K Goyal, PGM(Pers) on 07.10.2020

GS, President and both AGSs held detailed discussion with PGM(Pers) on various important HR issues. The scheduled meeting continued for about two hours:

1. Promotion in various Grades upto AGM Grade with Parity and Uniformity among equivalent cadres:

We updated PGM regarding details of the status of promotion in various Grades and demanded that management should find out solution to this issue by giving promotion with Parity and Uniformity. PGM very much agreed to our view for parity in promotions. We explained that about 7,500 promotions to AO, CAO and DE cadres given on 29.06.2018 become PROVISIONAL due to the court order regarding Reservation, closing the door for further promotions. Management should not create fresh legal hurdles. Since the JAO 2012 batch already given promotion, for maintaining Parity and Uniformity, the promotion for the remaining cadres also should be given from 01.07.2018 itself. For this CPSU CH Promotion is the only option we explained. It will  be further discussed in detail.

We expressed our apprehension that by the approval of CPSU CH Promotion (BEPPARR 2017) policy, all other RRs and EPP stand modified/ scrapped from 01.07.2018 and any post based promotion as per earlier RRs after 01.07.2018 may lead to litigations. So, we demanded that in case of DPC promotion also, the promotion should be given w.e.f. 29.06.2018 or 01.07.2018 for maintaining parity with equivalent cadres. Otherwise, all affected Executives will lose two more years of service and it will affect their future promotions and lead to litigations by the sufferers. In that case, the JTO AIEL should be as per the Rules, with proper zone of consideration we demanded.    

According to PGM, for SDE(T) promotion, the number of SDE vacancy is not yet finalised as it has to be discussed with DIR(HR) and CMD in view of the restructuring process going on.  

2. Adhoc to Regular DGM promotion:

We demanded that all eligible Adhoc DGM(Telecom/Fin) should be made regular at the earliest. The delay will affect their future career. PGM assured to expedite the same.

We demanded that instead of LA promotion from DE/CAO to DGM(T/F), one time relaxation in qualifying service should be given for Regular promotion for the remaining vacancies. PGM assured to discuss with DIR(HR) about the number of posts and process the same.

3. Reversion of SDEs passed the LDCE 2007:

We explained the clarification issued by BSNL CO in 2007 regarding LDCE 2007 notifications and the court cases on the matter. The PCAT order related to LDCE 2010 notification produced before the Chennai CAT and HC by the management and by misleading the court, got the case dismissed. Ignoring the clarifications regarding the eligibility, BSNLCO issued the speaking order in 2019, negating their eligibility. Ignoring the stay order from CAT, BSNL reverted some of them.

After discussion, PGM (Pers) agreed for cancelling the reversion and restore the SDE promotion.

4. SDE to DE promotion for the left out cases:

Since they are seniors and belongs to list 5, 6 & 7 and their juniors are already promoted, we demanded that they should be promoted w.e.f. 29.06.2018 itself. Unfortunately the legal opinion received is not correct. After discussion, PGM(P) assured to re-examine the matter.


AUAB Notice to observe BSNL Formation day

01.10.2020 as BLACK DAY

In protest against:

1) Cancellation of the 4G tender floated by BSNL.

2) Failure of BSNL management to upgrade existing 49300 4G compatible BTSs and procuring another 15000 BTSs(4G) through existing Phase VIII.4 tender Add on order and launching 4G services.

BSNL employees suspect that it is a conspiracy to deny 4G technology to BSNL and thereby to convert it into a sick company.

All Unions and Associations of BSNL (AUAB) meeting held on 07.09.2020 decided with a heavy heart, to observe 01.10.2020, the 20th Formation Day of BSNL as BLACK DAY.


AUAB also decided to organise HUNGER FAST on that day maintaining social distancing.

The employees will wear black-badges on that day.

AUAB Notice