Photos & Videos of Felicitation Programme held on 25.2.2014 & 27.2.2014
On 25-06-2014 DOT issued order for temporary appointment of Sh. P.K.Purwar Dir (Fin) for the post of CMD MTNL for one month. GS Sh. A.K.Kaushik alongwith Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj JGS, Sh. S.P.S.Yadav, Sh. RamGopal CS and Sh. O.P.Gupta ACS met with newly appointed CMD Sh. P.K.Purwar. TEAM welcomed him with flower bouquet . We congratulated him for new responsibility and assured our full cooperation for improvement of services being rendered by MTNL. We asked CMD for resolving pending issues pertaining to executives.
CMD assured us that he will take care of all employees and executives of MTNL and at the same time he needs cooperation from all section of employees and executives for improving services of MTNL.
|26-06-2014|| Change in MTNL’s fortunes? While the PSU index has seen strong profit-booking in the past week, government-owned MTNL has been rising consistently. The market is abuzz with talks that the new government has grand plans of reviving Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited BSNL. There are expectations that the ministry of telecom will soon announce a new roadmap for these companies, which will include fresh investments and sale of some of their assets. On Friday, MTNL closed at Rs 36.95, up almost three per cent. An article from Business Standard.
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Telecom dept readies note on merger of ailing MTNL, BSNL: The communications ministry has prepared the draft for a note seeking the merger of ailing public sector telecom companies — Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL), sources in the Department of Telecommunications said. The draft has been sent to communications minister Ravi Shankar Prasad for his approval.
The draft was prepared in the light of weak finances in the two fallen monopolies, sources added. Unaudited financial results for the financial year 2013-2014 indicate that BSNL and MTNL are estimated to report a net loss of ` 7,084 cr and ` 1,908 cr, respectively.
A News from Hindustan Times. Please click here for link to news.
It is reliably learnt that DOT has issued order for temporary charge of CMD MTNL to Sh. P.K.Purwar Dir.(Fin) .
Director(HR) wrote a letter to ED(Delhi) and Mumbai for improvement of services of MTNL being provided to our esteemed subscribers. With reference to the meeting called by Hon’ble minister Communication & IT on 19th of June 2014 ,he asked Executives to visit on frequent intervals to important subscribers. It will help to judge whether the quality of service is matching to aspiration of our important subscribers.
GS met today with Member (Finance) to discuss the issue of in-ordinate delay in taking over the pension liability by DOT from MTNL:- We have informed Member (Finance) about the status of taking over pension payment liability by DOT from MTNL. We informed her that the MTNL employees (combined pension optees) who have retired in April and May-2014 did not get any amount either in the name of pension or pensionary benefits. We have also informed her that CCA (Delhi) is delaying the process on one pre text or the others. The reasons/Objections of CCA in this regards are un-reasonable and uncalled for. The approach and action of CCA(Delhi) is simply to delay the process of taking over the pension liability from MTNL by DOT.
We have expressed our resentment over non payment of pension and pensionary benefits to MTNL employees retired in April/May-2014.
Member (Finance) assured us to take necessary step so as to avoid any inconvenience to MTNL retirees. She also assured to resolve this issue immediately.
GS met today with Member (Services) to discuss the issue related to taking the responsibility of payment of pension to MTNL retirees (Combined Pension Optees) from MTNL and extension of CGHS facility to MTNL employees opted for combined pension. We have expressed our serious concern over the in-ordinate delay in taking pension payment liability from MTNL even though the DOT has already issued the OM No. 42-4/2012 –PEN(T) dated 28-04-2014 in this regards. We have also informed Member services that the employees who have retired in the month of April and May 2014 , did not get any amount in lieu of pension as well as pensionary benefits viz: Gratuity , Commutation and Leave encashment etc. We have informed Member (Services) about the reluctant attitude of CCA (Delhi) in this regard.
Member (Services) assured to initiate necessary steps in this regard.
We have drawn the attention of Member (Services) towards extending CGHS facility to MTNL employees for those who have opted for combined pension scheme paid by DOT.
Member (Services) informed that the case is moving in the positive direction . He assured that the combined pension optees, those who have already retired will get the CGHS facility soon and other MTNL employees (combined pension optees) will also get CGHS facility subsequently.
GS Sh. A.K.Kaushik along with Sh.V.P.Bhardwaj Jt.GS met with Dir.(Finance) on date 21-06-2014 to discuss the various pending issues . The discussion was as follows:-
1)JAOs Gradation list:- We have discussed the issue of prolong delay in settling JAO gradation list and requested him to issue the gradation list immediately.
Dir (Fin) informed us that committee has already given its recommendation and JAOs gradation list will be issued soon.
2)Delay in Payment of Pension to the retirees by DOT :- We have discussed the issue of payment of pension to the retirees by DOT and issuance of PPO by CCA unit.
Director (Fin) informed that he is trying his level best to expedite the matter and hope that the issue will be resolved soon. Dir (Fin) also indicated that if DOT will not respond favorably then the pension payment of July may be in trouble. Dir (Fin) has asked us to take up the matter with CCA also to complete the process of transfer of pension liability from MTNL to DOT at the earliest so as to avoid any trouble to the retirees in future. We will take up this with CCA as well as DOT very soon.
3)Delay in payment to retirees by MTNL .- We express our serious concern over the undue delay in payment of retirement benefits to the retirees by MTNL also. Payment to the retirees up to 31.03.2014 are still pending and no payments have been made to the retirees from April 2014 onwards.
Director (Fin) informed us that we are arranging payments to the retirees up to 31.03.2014 and payment after March 2014 will be made by CCA unit only.
GS Sh. A.K.Kaushik along with Sh.V.P.Bhardwaj Jt.GS met with Dir.HR on date 21-06-2014 (where GM HR was also present in the meeting) to discuss the various pending HR issues . The discussion was as follows:-
1. Abnormal Delay in Finalization of JAO’s Gradation List:- We expressed our deep concern over the issue and conveyed Dir. HR that the there is great resentment amongst JAOs as their regularization as AO is pending since July-2011 and some of them are retiring without promotion . We have also demanded that pending finalization of seniority all eligible JAO should be promoted as regular AOs .
Dir.HR informed that for settling this issue one committee has been set up and recommendation of the same will be implemented on priority. Director (HR) has asked GM (HR) to examine this aspect and take necessary action.
2. Implementation of 1st Financial up-gradation from E2 to E3 after 4 year: – We explained that there are some cases at Mumbai and Delhi both units where executives have touched minimum of the E-3 scale after 4 years but they have given the Financial up-gradation after 5 years only.
Dir. HR advised to discuss this issue in detail with GM (HR) before further processing the case.
3)Non implementation of executives promotion policy -2007 for stenographers: We briefed that Stenographers who have been promoted in E-2 scale and working at Mumbai are not being promoted under the EPP-2007 after completion of eligible condition..
Dir.HR advised to discuss the same with GM (HR) in detail.
4)Regular DPCs for Sr. Manager for all streams: – We requested Dir (HR) to speed up the process of regular DPCs at Sr. Manager level for all cadres as it is very much delayed as per the DPC calendar.
Dir (HR) informed that we have already started the process for holding DPCs at Sr. Manager Level.
5)Non filling of all vacant posts at DGM Level:- We express our resentment that while holding regular DPC for DGMs , all vacant posts w ere not filled . As there is no quota for direct recruitment as well as no reservation for SC/ST candidates at DGM level, all the posts should have been filled amongst Sr Managers only.
Dir (HR) assured to examine the case.
6)Up-gradation of 9(nine) posts of CAOs :- We requested Dir (HR) to upgrade 9 (nine ) posts of CAOs earlier downgraded prior to holding of regular DPC.
Dir (HR) advised to discuss in detail with GM (HR) in this matter.
7 )Promotion to executives in accordance to the absorption terms and conditions:- We have taken up the issue of time bound post based promotion from E-2 to E-7 i.e. up to selection grade JAG in accordance to the terms and conditions of absorption of executives in MTNL. We have explained this matter to Dir (HR) in detail. We have asked Dir (HR) to implement the same in MTNL. Implementation of time bound post based promotion will not only motivate the absorbed DOT Officers of MTNL but this will also control the rate of attrition in the executives who has been recruited by MTNL.
Dir (HR) asked GM(HR) to examine this matter along with association representatives.
8 )One opportunity to Pro-rata Pension holders:- We have thanked Dir (HR) for favourable recommendation to DOT in this regard. We have further requested to Director (HR) to send the reply at the earliest with a positive note to D.O.P&T quarries regarding the Pro rata optees who have less than 10 years service at the time of option . Dir (HR) informed us that GM(HR) is already seized with this matter and Dir (HR) further informed that MTNL is of the opinion that all pro-rata optees ( whether they have service more than or less than 10 years at the time of option ) must get one opportunity to review their earlier option in the light of new development.
We have thanked Director (HR) and GM (HR) for their positive approach on the HR issues related to MTNL executives.
ED Delhi issued a list of 27 Telecom executives for LA promotion to the post of DEs/Sr. Manager . This order contains the request transfer orders for 3 executives.
A General Body Meeting of Executives of South Area was held on 18-06-2014 during Lunch hrs. at Nehru Place Telephone exchange building to discuss various issues of executives and Service matters. The meeting was organised by Sh. Mukesh Aggarwal Area Secy. and Sh.N.S.Sikrwar ACS .
The meeting was attended by all most all executives of the area . CHQ and Circle representatives Sh. A.K.Kaushik GS , Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj JGS, Sh. S.P.S.Yadav AGS, Sh.Ram Gopal CS and Sh. S.S.Asija ACS attended the meeting.
Sh. Mukesh Aggarwal welcomed all executives of the area and office bearers from Circle & CHQ. He requested members to come forward for tuggestions for betterment of working environment in MTNL and services. The members unanimously placed the following points for discussion with management.
1)Pending request transfer of executives.
2)Shortage of Store materials.
3)Shortage of Vehicle for moving to field for earliest disposal of complaints.
4)Harassment of executives by senior officers .
Then meeting was addressed by Sh. Ram Gopal CS. He assured the executives for solving their problems at earliest . He explained in detail the progress of all issues pending at ED Office level. Thereafter meeting was addressed by JGS Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj . He called upon each executive for unity so that all matters pending at any level can be resolved. He answered many quarries placed by members relating to pending issues. Finally Sh. A.K.Kaushik addressed the meeting . He asked members to be prepare for Protest Action Programme call to be given by Association in near future for resolving the issue of 78.2 % IDA neutralization. He answered to quarries of members and explained in detail the progress of each case pending at corporate office.
|19-06-2014||Com. J.S.Yadav, wrote letter to ED, MTNL, Mumbai requesting him to cancel unilateral decision of imposing penalty on executives for delay in provision of BroadBand Lines. Click here for copy of the letter.|
1) MTNL redefines broadband speed at minimum 2Mbps:The broadband speed for MTNL is now redefined as minimum 2 Mbps for all new broadband plans. Said a company spokesperson: “MTNL is the market leader in fixed broadband space in Mumbai with highest market share and pioneer in providing best telecom services at affordable and competitive cost to Mumbaikars. The National Telecom Policy 2012 had laid special emphasis to upgrade existing broadband speed of 256 Kbps to 512 Kbps and subsequently to 2 Mbps by 2015. MTNL has been ahead of schedule.” Six months back, MTNL introduced minimum speed of 1 Mbps across all broadband plans and now it has been upgraded to 2 Mbps. A news from Times of India .
2) No clarity on MTNL chief’s appointment : There’s massive confusion over the appointment of the next chief of state-owned Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd. (MTNL) after former chairman and managing director AK Garg retired on May 31, with no one being selected to replace him, leaving the telco headless for over 10 days. While MTNL declined to comment on Garg’s successor, telecom secretary MF Farooqui told ET that the telecom department had no role in the process, adding that the appointment committee will decide on a new MTNL boss based on seniority. A news from times of India .
Govt to draw up revival plan for MTNL and BSNL: The government has said that it will initiate steps to revive ailing telecom PSUs MTNL and BSNL as it looks to arrest the gradual decline in the fortunes of the two companies that once dominated the Indian telecom market. A news from times of India .
ED Delhi issued Posting orders for DGMs(Regular) promoted as per letter of corporate office vide letter no. MTNL/CO/PERS-II/Adhoc /promotion/Telecom/E5-E6/11-12/897 dated 29-05-2014.
The Case of extension of CGHS facility for retired employees and executives of MTNL has been favourably recommended by DOT to Ministry of Health.
A general body meeting of executives of HQ (K. L. Bhawan , Eastern Court & Tax building Campus) was held on 12-06-2014 at K.L.Bhawan during lunch hours to discuss various issues related to executives, service matters and issues pending at ED office and Corporate office. The meeting was organized by Sh. P.L.Rajpoot Area Prseident HQ, Sh. Hari Singh AS HQ, Sh. Pradeep Kumar FS HQ and Sh. N. K .Bhatia AFS Delhi . The meeting was attended by more than 150 executives .
From Circle and CHQ Sh. A. K. Kaushik GS , Sh. V. P. Bhardwaj JGS, Sh. Ajay Kumar Kapoor AGS, Sh. S. P. S. Yadav AGS, Sh. Rajib Kumar AGS, Sh. Mahesh Kukreti AGS, Sh. Sanjeev Kumar OS, Sh. K. R. Yadav CP, Sh. Ram Gopal CS, Sh. R. D. Ahirwar ACS and Sh. S. S. Asija ACS attended the meeting.
SThe meeting was presided by Sh.P.L.Rajpoot President. He welcomed all the office bearers from Circle and CHQ & Circle and executives. He addressed members and enlightened them about the latest development of various issues and asked members to deliberate about their local problem.
Then Sh. Hari Singh welcomed the executives of HQ area and office bearers of Circle and CHQ. The meeting was started with the deliberations over local problems of executives of HQ area. Mainly the following points were focused:
1) No adequate arrangement for proper sitting of executives.
2) Shortage of executives causing overburdening them.
3) No Cooler/AC provided by administration causing lot of difficulties for working.
4) Very Poor infrastructure (e.g. shortage of PC , Printer, FAX, Scanner & photocopy machine ) at NCR counter and other offices.
5) Sitting arrangement for staff of CAO IA .
6) Poor Mobile net work service .
Sh. K. R. Yadav CP and Sh. Ram Gopal CS addressed the meeting and assured the executives for earliest solution of their genuine problems. The progress of each issues pending at ED Office was conveyed to all executives.
Thereafter Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj addressed the house and assured for full cooperation of CHQ for resolving the issues of HQ executives so that they may work peacefully and more efficiently. He called each and every executive for strengthening TEAM so that matters pending at any level may be resolved to the best satisfaction of them. SH. A.K.Kaushik addressed the house and told in depth the progress of each pending issues at corporate office. He told members that association has conveyed the resentment of executives over negative approach of administration for resolving the issue of 78.2% IDA Neutralization and CCL orders. He called upon all executives for their full cooperation and firm faith in TEAM so that all the matters pending at any level may be resolved.
|12.06.2014||ED, Mumbai issued regular promotion order to 29 DGM(T).Click here for copy of the order.|
GS wrote a letter to CMD for upgrading remaining 9 CAO post. Wherein he stressed upon earliest solution of this issue as DPC for regular promotion for CAO/Sr. Manager (Fin) is scheduled to be conducted in coming days.
||Corporate office wrote letters to Administrative section of Delhi and Mumbai unit for knowing the working strength of DEs/Sr. Manager (T) and CAO/Sr. Manager (F).|
GS along with JGS Sh. V. P. Bhardwaj and Circle President Sh. K. R.Yadav met with GM(HR) on 06-06-2014 and discussed the following pending HR issues:
1. Abnormal delay in finalization of JAO seniority:- We expressed our serious concern over the abnormal delay in finalization of JAO seniority which is adversely affecting the promotional aspects of JAO’s.
GM (HR) assured to resolve the issue on priority.
2. Implementation of 1st Financial up-gradation from E-2 to E-3 after 2nd Pay Revision in Mumbai:- We informed GM (HR) that some clarifications have been sought by Mumbai unit since long back from corporate office but the reply is still awaited from Corporate Office. It is requested to send the reply on priority so that 1st financial Up-gradation can be given to the eligible executives in four years instead of five years who have touched minimum of the scale of the promoted post.
GM (HR) admitted that this case is pending with corporate office. We are examining the issue and reply will be sent accordingly.
3. Child Care leave:- GS express resentment of TEAM against the decision of MTNL Board dated 30.05.2014 ,which is against the spirit of orders of Govt. of India . These orders are restricting women employees working in MTNL for availing Child Care leave up to 2 years including 3 months paid holidays only.
GM (HR) informed that at present orders are likely to be issued tomorrow as per the Board decision only.
4. Refixation of seniority in CAO (E-5) grade :- We explained that vacancies were available in the grade of CAO(Sr. Manager) but all the vacant posts were not filled in the year 2009 and 2011 which is clear cut violation of the instructions/orders of Govt. of India for holding DPC etc. Due to which some eligible executives could not be promoted resulting loosing their seniority in the cadre despite their representation are pending in the corporate office and no action has been taken by HR unit.
GM (HR) informed that we are examining the representations and will be sort out as per rules.
5. Reply to the letter dated 04.06.2014 of Under Secretary Govt. of India regarding provision of another one time option for prorate pension optees :- We informed him that under Secretary , GOI has sought your comments/views on points no. (II) of the OM No. 4/23/2013-P&PW(D) part dated 12.03.2014. It is requested to kindly send the reply on priority.
GM (HR) assured to send the reply at earliest.
6. Issue related to the promotion of Stenographers: – We mentioned that in Mumbai Stenographers promoted to E-2 Scale have not been given the designation of AM and they are deprived of the further promotions as per EPP-2207.
GM (HR) assured to examine the issue and necessary instructions will be issued to Mumbai unit.
ED Delhi office issued an order in pursuance of orders from corporate office , for financial up-gradation of 10 Executives of AM ( Marketing) cadre.
DOT issued a letter to CMD MTNL wherein DOT asked for comment of MTNL for provision of one time option for pro rata pension holders to opt for combined service pension.
Corporate office issued order for Child Care Leave with 3 month pay and rest without pay up two year . Please click here for copy of letter.
After completion of one year training Corporate office issued order for probation for one year in the E2 Scale Rs.20600-46500 as Asstt. Manager (Fin) for 19 Executives .
|06-06-2014||A Meeting of Executives of BCP Area was held at BCP Telephone Exchange Building on 05-06-2014 during lunch hours to discuss various local issues and issues pending at Circle & CHQ level. The meeting was attended by more than 40 executives of the area. Sh. Ajay Atri AS organized the meeting . Sh. A. K. Kaushik GS, Sh. V. P. Bhardwaj JGS, Sh. S. P. S. Yadav AGS, Sh. Rajib Kumar AGS, Sh. K. R. Yadav CP and Sh. Ram Gopal CS attended the meeting. Please see Delhi Bulletin for more details of meeting.|
A Meeting of Executives of Laxmi Nagar Area was held at Laxmi Nagar Telephone exchange building on 04-06-2014 during lunch hours to discuss various local issues and issues pending at Circle & CHQ level. The meeting was attended by all most all executives of the area. Sh. Anoop Srivastva AS, Sh. Shyam Singh ACS, Sh. Ashok Bansal FS Laxmi Nagar and Sh. K.P.Sharma senior executive of the area arranged the meeting in excellent way. Sh. A. K. Kaushik GS, Sh. V. P. Bhardwaj JGS, Sh. S. P. S. Yadav AGS, Sh. Mahesh Kukreti AGS, Sh. Rajib Kumar AGS, Sh. K. R. Yadav CP and Sh. Ram Gopal CS attended the meeting. Please see Delhi Bulletin for more details of meeting.
CS Sh. Ram Gopal, CP Sh. K.R.Yadav, JGS Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj ,AGS Sh. Rajib Kumar and AGS Sh. S.P.S.Yadav met with GM(Admin) on 03-06-2014 to discuss various pending issues of executives .The following main issues were discussed
A) Request Transfer of some executives.
B) Case of SH. Hari Shankar Sharma DGM (F) SDA for date of Financial up gradation.
C) Case of posting of Smt. Sadhna Mongia CAO for posting.
D) Posting of 3 Aos for work related to Pension.
E) Case of promotion of executives whose APAR are below bench mark.
F) Overall redeployment of C&D employees .
The details of this meeting may kindly be seen on Delhi Bulletin.
MTNL Commonwealth Games graft case closed: A special CBI court has accepted CBI’s closure report in a 2010 Commonwealth Games graft case related to alleged cost inflation of nearly Rs 400 crore by MTNL and a private firm in setting up broadcast network for the Games. The court accepted CBI’s closure report saying no evidence could be found against the accused persons and no loss was caused to the state exchequer. A news from Times of India.
Corporate office issued policy for usage of Broad Band connection at office and residences for Executives.
A General Body Meeting of North Area was held at Rohini Sector-3 GM Office building on 30-05-2014. All executives of Rohini attended the meeting . Sh. A.K.S.Chauhan AS north ,Sh. Ramneek Sharma CHQ VP, Sh. P.K.Vats CWC member and Sh. D.B.Sharma AOS organized the meeting in very disciplined manner. The meeting was attended by Sh. Ram Gopal CS, Sh. K.R.Yadav CP, Sh. Rajib Kumar AGS, Sh. S.P.S.Yadav AGS , Sh. Mahesh Kukreti AGS, Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj JGS and Sh. A.K.Kaushik GS .
Sh. A.K.S.Chauhan AS welcomed all executives of North Area and Circle & CHQ Office bearers . All the executives deliberated for various issues and problems faced by them in day to day working. Unanimously the following problems were highlighted for further follow up action by area/circle body:
1) Shortage of materials.
2) Redeployment of executives and stored materials.
3) Shortage of funds.
It was decided that an agenda for meeting with area GM will be send to GM office within 2-3 days.
Thereafter the meeting was addressed by Sh. K.R.Yadav CP and Sh. Ramgopal CS . Both of them while addressing the meeting assured to members that the problems will be taken with the management at all appropriate levels to get best solutions as soon as possible. CS Sh. Ram Gopal told the members about latest developments of all the issues pending at Delhi unit.
Then meeting was addressed by Sh. V.P. Bhardwaj and educated members about unity and strength of association for resolving the many issues pending at various levels. Sh. A.K.Kaushik GS also addressed the meeting and issue of 78.2 % IDA neutralization was highlighted by him. He told it is right time to get rid of this issue otherwise it will create problems to settle our pay revision in next Pay Commission. He told members about progress of various issues like regular promotions in each grade in all streams , issue of one additional increment , CCL etc at corporate office level.
GOOD MORNING WITH NEW RESPONSIBILITIES
Corporate office issued orders for regular promotion for DE to DGM(T) for 70 executives and CAO to DGM(F)for 23 executives. TEAM continuously pursued this issue vigorously and finally our senior most executives got their due promotion. This historic achievement in the history of MTNL/BSNL/DOT is due to consistent stand taken by TEAM. We thank sincerely CMD and MTNL management whole-heartedly and request that regular promotion in the grade of SM/DM/AM in the same spirit. It is little bit late but still we appreciate the positive mind set of HR section of corporate office.
Our heartiest congratulations to all senior executives. TEAM wishes all the success and best wishes for their new responsibilities.
United forum of Unions and Associations of MTNL wrote a letter to Member(Fin) DOT and CMD MTNL regrding delay in procedure for payment of pension by DOT to absorbees of MTNL. Wherin it has been stressed that inspite of delay of 3 months after Gazzate Notification in this regard the matter has not been resolved till date and the progress is quite slow. Due to this every month there is delay in payment of pension
GS wrote a letter to CMD protesting denial for Child Care Leave to the female staff of MTNL in accordance with the Government of India’s Instructions. Wherein he communicated the firm stand of association not to deviate from Government of India Instructions already circulated for Child care Leave.
GS A.K.Kaushik along with JGS Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj , AGS Sh. S.P.S.Yadav and AGS Sh. Rajib Kumar under the leadership of Sh. Naval Kishor Yadav Hon’ble MLC Bihar State Assembly met with Sh. Ravi Shankar Prasad Hon’ble Minister of Communication & IT . We welcomed him by presenting a Bouquet and Sweets on his resuming the charge of communication &IT Minster of Govt. of India.
GS Sh. AK.Kaushik along with AGS Sh.Rajib Kumar met with CMD to discuss the following points:
1) Clarification by corporate office to Delhi/Mumbai Units for designating Stenographers to E-2 (Executive cadre) : We asked CMD to issue clarification/instructions to Mumbai and Delhi Unit for designating all the stenographers promoted to E-2 cadre under restructuring scheme and subsequently as Asstt. Manager (Executive) and thereafter they should be given all benefits provided to executives (Similarly placed ) as per executive promotion policy-2007. The excess service rendered by stenographers in their substantive grade prior to promotion as E-2 should be taken in to account while promoting them from E-2 to E-3.
CMD has given positive response in this regard.
2) DPC for regular promotion in all cadres: We asked CMD to expedite the procedure for holding DPC for regular posts in all cadres of all streams.
CMD assured to issue verbal instructions to appropriate authority for expediting the same.
3) Child Care Leave: We reminded CMD about the delay and altering the conditions in the proposed orders for Child Care Leave for all women staff working in MTNL
CMD was not favorable on this issue.
We communicated him that any dilution in the order of Govt. Of India in this regard will be strongly protested by our association.
It is reliably learnt that DPC for regular promotion for CAO to DGM(Finance) has been done at Corporate Office and the orders in this regard will be issued shortly.
|27.05.2014|| A General Body Meeting of the Executives working at CGO Building (WS area , Corporate office, Central and Broad Band) was held at CGO complex during lunch hours. The meeting was organized by Sh. P.C.Sarswat CHQ Advisor, Sh. S.K.Tyagi AS WS, Sh. Manoj Malhotra AS Central, Sh. Maninder Sareen AS Broad Band and Sh. S.K.Rastogi OS CHQ. Nearly 150 executives of different areas participated in the meeting . Sh. A.K.Kaushik GS, Sh. Ram Gopal CS Delhi, Sh. K.R.yadav CP Delhi, Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj JGS and Sh. S.P.S.Yadav AGS attended the meeting. Sh. P.C.Sarswat welcomed the executives and all office bearers of Circle and CHQ.
The main agenda of 78.2% IDA neutralization was focused by each office bearers besides discussing all the local issues of executives and problems being faced to maintain the Wireless services. All the members were having unanimous opinion to go ahead with proposed protest action programme for resolving our long pending issue of 78.2% IDA neutralization. More detail of the meeting may kindly be seen on Delhi Bulletin.
A news from Media………
New Govt may consider merger of BSNL, MTNL, ITI : The proposal to merge the three telecom public sector undertakings — BSNL, MTNL and ITI — could be one of the first things that the new Government could be undertaking.
Sources in the Department of Telecom said that a note for the consideration of the Government to this effect is being drafted. A news from Business line .
A General Body Meeting of West area was held on 24-05-2014 during lunch hours at Rajouri Graden Telephone exchange building. Executives from all corners of West area attended the meeting. Sh. R.B.Aggarwal AS west area. Sh. T.D .Singh Area President , Sh. R. D. Ahirwar ACS , Sh. Satprakash OS CHQ organized the meeting in very disciplined way.
Circle President Sh. K.R.Yadav, AGS Sh. S.P.S.Yadav, AGS Sh.Rajib Kumar, JGS Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj and GS Sh. A.K.Kaushik attended the meeting . The Local problems of executives of West area and the pending issues at Circle & CHQ were mainly discussed. The issue of neutralization of 78.2% IDA was discussed in detail and the proposal of Protest Action Programme for this issue was communicated to members. The details of the meeting may kindly be seen on Delhi Bulletin.
|24.05.2014||General Body Meeting of Shakti Nagar Area was held on 23.05.2014 during Lunch Hours at Shakti Nagar Telephone Exchange Building. Meeting was organised by Sh. A.K.S.Chauhan Area Secy. And Sh. Ramneek Sharma CHQ Vice President. All most all the executives from area participated in the meeting. Sh. A.K.S.Chauhan AS welcomed all the executives of area as well as of all the CHQ and Circle office bearers. Thereafter the meeting was addressed by GS Sh. A.K.Kaushik , CHQ vice president Sh. Ramneek Sharma, JGS Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj and Circle President Sh. K.R.Yadav. The detail of the meeting may kindly be seen on Delhi Bulletin.|
ED Delhi Office issued a list of 58 executives (telecom) for financial up-gradation from E3 to E4. The detailed order may kindly be seen on Delhi Bulletin.
|23.05.2014||General Body Meeting of executives of Karol Bagh WS unit held on 22.05.2014 during Lunch Hours in Karol Bagh Exchange building. GS Sh. A.K.Kaushik, CP Sh. K.R.Yadav, AGS Sh. S.P.S.Yadav , AGS Sh. Rajib Kumar , CHQ Advisor P.C. Sarswat ,ACS Sh. Rajesh Jatley and Area Secy. WS Sh. S.K.Tyagi participated in the meeting. The meeting was attended by most of the area executives .The purpose of the meeting was to enlightened the executives for ensuing agitation for 78.2% IDA neutralization along with other Circle and CHQ Matters. The detail of meeting may be seen on Delhi Bulletin|
ED Delhi Office issued a list of SDEs for calling of CRS for promotion to the post of DEs/Sr.Manager. Please see the copy of orders on Delhi Bulletin.
ED Delhi office issued Look After orders for 7 CAOs and transfer order for one CAO. Please see the copy of order on Delhi Bulletin.
General Body Meeting of executives of Tis Hazari WS unit held on 19.05.2014 during Lunch Hours in Tis Hazari Exchange building. GS Sh. A.K.Kaushik, JGS Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj , CP Sh. K.R.Yadav, AGS Sh. S.P.S.Yadav , AGS Sh. Rajib Kumar , AS East Sh. Narender Dutt and Area President Transmission Sh. Rishi Kumar participated in the meeting. The meeting was attended by most of the area executives. The purpose of the meeting was to enlightened the executives for ensuing agitation for 78.2% IDA neutralization along with other Circle and CHQ Matters. The detail of meeting may kindly be seen on Delhi Bulletin.
United Forum wrote a letter to CMD MTNL wherein the pending issues pertaining to employees/executives/retirees of MTNL have been raised. The main issues are as follows:
1) 78.2% neutralization at the pay fixation as on 01-01-2007 as per Wage Commission Report.
2) Payment of arrears of pension w.e.f. 01-01-2007 (@68.8 % neutralization basis to the eligible retirees entitled for combined pension.
3) Providing a fresh opportunity for exercising pension option to the pro-rata pension holders in MTNL.
4) Extending benefit of Medical Facilities under CGHS to all sections of absorbees working employees and retirees in MTNL.
United Forum cautioned MTNL Management that within a time limit of 3 weeks from the date of this letter these pending issues must be resolved otherwise United Forum will organise various modes of Protest Actions without any further letter.
|15.05.2014||Our case for scrapping LICE for E-2 to E-3 came up for hearing in Principal Bench CAT New Delhi on 15-05-12014 . It was scheduled for arguments. But Hon’ble court could not hear the same due to shortage of time and next date for argument has been fixed on 30 th July 2014|
Meeting with Member(Fin) and Dir. (Esstt.) DOT to pursue the cases………
GS Along with President United Forum and MTNL Staff union Sh. Mange Ram Sharma and JGS Sh. V.P.Bharadwaj met Member( Finance) DOT regarding Pro-rata Pension case. Member (Finance) responded positively and assured to clear the file immediately with positive note. Member (F) further informed that the MTNL will be off loaded with the payment of pension liability shortly.
Same representatives met with Dir.(Estt) to discuss the issue of extending CGHS benefit to MTNL employees. We have been informed that this issue will be resolved shortly . MTNL employees with combined pension at par with the BSNL will be provided the option for CGHS benefits. Dir(Estt) informed that the pro-rata optees can avail CGHS facility immediately as they are already drawing pension from the Govt. of India.
GS along with Sh. Rajeeb Kumar AGS met with CMD and GM(HR) and discuss the various issues :
1) Matter of Child Care Leave: we once again requested management to issue the orders in this regard shortly as the matter has already been delayed.
We have been informed that orders regarding Child Care Leave will be issued soon and these orders will be similar to orders of Govt. Of India in this regards.
2) Additional Increment on Adhoc/ Regular promotion: We have requested GM (HR) and JGM(HR) to process the case of one additional increment on regular/adhoc promotion as CMD has assured us to resolve same favourably.
GM(HR) Assured to process the case shortly.
3) Case of Regular Promotion: We have discussed the case of regular promotion in all the cadres and demanded that the order for regular promotion from Corporate office in all the cadre may be issued immediately.
We have been informed that some of CR folders of eligible candidates are still awaited.
We therefore request to circle secy. Of Delhi and Mumbai unit to kindly ensure that the screening report of all eligible candidates must reach to the corporate office without ant further delay.
Dear comrades kindly get your self geared up for decisive struggle to achieve our long awaited demand merger of 78.2% IDA w.e.f. 01-01-2007.We all know that we have already asked MTNL management to implement the same by 15-05-2014. If Management fails in exceeding our demand of merger of 78.2% IDA the we have to go for protest action programme.
GS wrote a letter to CMD MTNL , for full filling the legal binding of implementation of 78.2% IDA neutralization w.e.f. 01-01-2007. GS quoted that DOT has already issued Presidential order in this respect so there should not be any hitch to implement it.
TEAM has underlined that till 15-05-2014 the essential steps in this regards may be initiated. Thereafter Association will be forced to communicate the Protest Action Programme for this genuine demand.
ED Delhi office issued Financial up-gradation orders from E-2 to E-3 for 5 Hindi officers. Please click here to see the copy of order.
|01.05.2014||Com. J.S.Yadav, CS, TEAM, Mumbai along with Com. Ravindra Kumar, AGS, TEAM along with members of Workers Union met Shri. Bhai Jagtap, Hon’ble MLC and Chairman United Forum at his Residential Complex at Bandra, Mumbai and wished him on his birth day. Click here for the photo taken.|
1) ED Delhi issued LA orders for 12 DEs to DGM and issued transfer orders for 2 DGMs.
2) Consequent upon the superannuation of Sh. R.A.Gupta CGM(O) ED Delhi issued posting orders of Sh. N.K.Mehta CGM (EB) as CGM (O).
Sh. R.A.Gupta CGM (O) retired on 30.04.2014. He served department energetically till his last working day. He was very polite, soft spoken human and technically sound executive. His devotion for work was unparallel. TEAM wishes him very happy and peaceful retired life ahead. May God bless him and his family with more and more prosperity.
Some other transfer and posting orders of GMs have also been issued.
FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF GAZETTE NOTIFICATION FOR PAYMENT OF COMBINED PENSION FOR MTNL ABSORBEES BY DOT
DOT has issued the order to bring the payment of combined pension for MTNL employees under the purview of payment by DOT. This has occurred after waiting for almost a month.During this period, MTNL Finance Wing has toiled very hard to keep the things ready for handing over to DOT. But unfortunately, the similar kind of zeal is conspicuous by its absence. They took the position, “Let the OM be issued first.” Now when OM is also issued, we would like to believe, the concerned section of DOT will spare any effort to complete the takeover process at the earliest.
CONGRATS to our members to cross another milestone successfully in this regard.
An emergent general body meeting of Transmission Area was held on 23-04-2014 in room no.756 to discuss the recent devlopments regarding arbitrary transfer & posting orders of some executives. The executives from all corners of Delhi participated in the meeting. After a lenghthy deliberation it was unanimous opinion of the house that the General Manager Transmission is issuing transfer orders in baised way without considering any transfer policy and hence must be opposed.The other issues were also discussed. A resolution of the unanimous sentiments of the house has been communicated to GM(Trans).
|24.04.2014||CS Sh. Ram Gopal along with President TEAM Delhi Circle Sh. K.R.Yadav and AGS Sh. Rajeeb kumar met with GM(Admin) Delhi on 22-04-2014 to discuss the various points. Please read detail of Discussion on Delhi Bulletin.|
|23.04.2014||Circle Secy. Sh.Ram Gopal , AGS Rajeeb Kumar, ACS Sh. SS Asija , A.Secy (Central) Sh. Manoj Malhotra along with Area Secy. (BB) Sh. Maninder Sareen met GM(BB-O) Sh. Rahul Johri yesterday i.e on 22 nd April 2014.The details of meetings may be seen on Delhi bulletin.
Corporate Office issued letters to GM(Admin.) Delhi and Mumbai for getting details of DEs/Sr. Manager (T) and CAOs/Sr. Manager(F) on regular basis.
Our case in Hon’ble CAT to set aside ‘Sr. Manager Recruitment Rule-2008’ came up for hearing on 17-04-2014. The proceeding could not be done as advocate of MTNL did not turn up in the Court. Hon’ble Court has fixed 24- Jul-2014 as next date of hearing.
Corporate Office issued letters :-
1) For Calling of discrepancies observed by any individual in the revised seniority list.
2) For Expenditure Management – Economy measures and rationalization of Expenditure- reg. to ED (Delhi) , ED (Mumbai) and CGM (WS) Delhi. The letter has been circulated in response to letter on same subject issued by Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises.
GS along with Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj JGS today met with CMD to discuss the following points.
1) Delay in holding of DPC for all cadres of all streams: GS asked CMD that once DPC calender has been circulated then the DPC must be as per scheduled programme only. The letters for calling of CRs have not been circulated for any other post except for DGMs. As the procedures is lenghty and time consuming for calling of CRS, screening report at Circle levels and then holding of DPC at Corporate office. Therefore for avoiding any further delay at least letters for calling of CRS for all cadres in all streams may be circulated immediately.
CMD assured to look in to matter for holding of DPC on priority.
2) Child care leave: GS discussed the matter in detail and expressed concern of association for delay in resolving the issue despite the specific order of Govt. of India.
CMD assured that the orders will be issued shortly in this matter.
GS along with Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj JGS met with DGM (Personal) today to discuss the following points:
1) Implementation of 1st Financial up-gradation in 4 yrs instead of 5 yrs for JAOs working in Mumbai : GS pointed out that there are some JAOs working at Mumbai who got 1st Financial up-gradation after 5 yrs instead of 4 yrs as they have touched minimum of E-3 Pay scale in 4 yrs. MTNL Mumbai Management has already sent the issue to corporate office for seeking clarifications quite long back but till date no clarification has been issued.
DGM (Personal) replied that he is not aware of the issue so he will check it in his section and accordingly the decision will be taken.
2) Implementation of 1st Financial up-gradation in 5 yrs in case of personal staff : GS pointed out that 1st Financial up-gradation to personal staff /stenographers working in Mumbai are being given in 5 yrs instead of 4 yrs.
DGM (Personal) assured to look into the matter.
|11.04.2014|| It is reliably learnt that the DPC for the financial up gradation to the posts in different cadres are being done and orders in this respect will be declared as soon as the process is completed.
A) E3 to E4 61 posts
B) E2 to E3 03 posts
C) E4 to E5 05 posts
D) E5 to E6 17 posts
E) E3 to E4 05 posts
F) E2 to E3 01 post
Civil & Electricals:
G) E3 to E4 04 posts
H) E6 to E7 03 posts
I) E3 to E4 10 posts
For regular promotion:
a) E5 -1 post(Telecom)
b) E3 -1 Post (Finanace)
c) E5 -15 posts (Civil & Electrical)
Delhi Circle endorsed the letter of revision of seniority for the SDEs Promoted in 1998 (case of 1966 posts) and asked each individuals to represent their objections if any within 30 days.
GM(HR) wrote a letter to GS in reference to our letter to Hon.ble Minister of Communication &IT for extension of CGHS facility to MTNL absorbees.
Convener United Front of Unions and Associations of MTNL along with AGS TEAM Sh. Rajeeb kumar met Member Finance Ms.Annie Moraes today and discussed the matter of non payment of pension for the month of March-2014 payable in April-2014. It was informed to member finance that due to non payment of pension particularly during the season of Navratris has put the pensioners in very difficult and frustrating situation.
Member Finance has informed that necessary action has already been taken and MTNL has been instructed to release the payment immediately.
|04.04.2014||GS along with Sh. Mange Ram Sharma President United Forum, Sh. Sanjeev Kumar OS TEAM, Sh. J.S.Yadav CS TEAM Mumbai and Sh. Kedar Kishore GS MTNL workers Union Mumbai met with Sh. Kapil Sibal ,Hon’ble Minister of Communication and IT and discussed about non payment of pension to the pensioners of MTNL for the month of March-2014. Minister patiently heard our grievance and directed DOT to issue OM in this regard and simultaneously directed to CMD MTNL for immediate payment of pension to the retirees of MTNL. It is expected that OM in this regard may be issued today. Accordingly pension may be released to pensioners latest by Monday|
MTNL plans to raise up to Rs 10 bn via bonds : State-run MTNL is struggling to raise funds at the fag end of the financial year due to poor market response. On Tuesday, it collected about Rs 800 crore as against the proposed Rs 1,000 crore in a bond sale offering 9.61% annualised coupon for ten years as big investors shied away. A news from economic Times.
|29.03.2014||ED Delhi Office issued Financial up gradation order from E-3 to E-4 for 59 finance executives. Please see the copy or order on Delhi Bulletin.|
|29.03.2014||ED Delhi office issued posting orders for 3 CAOs whose case was for retention in Delhi unit on their promotion was cleared by Corporate office on 28-02-2014. Please see the copy of order on Delhi Bulletin.|
GS wrote a letter to CMD with reference to the decision of management for entry in APAR if employees/executives in case of failure of enhancing productivity as per the targets specified.
GS Along with JGS Sh.V.P.Bhardwaj, AGS Sh. Rajib Kumar ,Organizing Secy. Sh. A.K.Kapoor and Asstt. Fin. Secy. Sh. N.K.Bhatia met with Sh. Praveen Kumar Purwar Dir.(Fin) MTNL today to discuss the following issues.
1) Finalization of Gradation/Seniority list of JAOs : We express our concern for inordinate delay in finalization of gradation list of JAOs since 2005. We pointed out that CRs were called for the JAOs for regular promotion as AOs in month of July-2011 and DPC was conducted and order issued from this list in the month of Feb-2013, but departmental JAOs were not considered in that DPC due to non finalization of seniority list and it was recorded that after finalization of gradation list the review DPC will be conducted but till date the list has not been finalized causing frustration among the effective executives. We requested him to resolve the issue on top priority
Dir.(Fin) told that he has already examined the issue and after discussion with Dir.(HR) the issue will be sent to HR section latest by 1st week of April.
2) Re-fixation of seniority in regular CAO grade in E-5: We pointed that some representations from individual executives working in the grade of senior manager (E 5) are lying pending since long despite the issue was brought to the knowledge of corporate management for re-fixation of seniority, but nothing has been done so far in this regard. We requested to resolve the matter on priority as the DPC for DGM (Fin) is scheduled very shortly.
Dir.(Fin) expressed his un awareness about this issue and assured to examine the case on priority. He further advised us that the matter may also be taken up with Dir.(HR) as most part is concerned with HR section only.
3) Payment of Pension from DOT at earliest: We expressed our concern over payment of pension by DOT from April 2014 onwards.
Dir.(Fin) replied that they are chasing this issue with DOT for the same and requested us to raise this issue with DOT .
4) Extension of CGHS Facility for working/retirees of MTNL: We informed Dir.(Fin) that on various platform we have taken this issue and we requested him to gear up for early resolution of this issue.
Dir(Fin) agreed in principal and informed that MTNL has already taken up this issue with positive note and hopeful for early extension of CGHS facility to at least to retirees of MTNL.
Congratulations !!! Congratulations !!! Congratulations !!!
The issue of revision of seniority of SDEs promoted in 1998 (case of 1966 posts) has come to final conclusion. The Seniority list has been revised. We are great full to our leadership who have continuously pursued the case and took it to final destination. The efforts made by executives working in HR section of Corporate Office are to be praised whole heartedly. We extend our sincere thanks to GM(HR), Joint GM (HR) for their valuable guidelines.
We also sincerely extend our gratitude to Hon’ble Director (HR),Director (Fin) and CMD MTNL who have made the way for this justified reason and gave their favourable comments.
|25.03.2014||AGS Sh. S.P.S. Yadav along with AGS Sh. Rajeeb kumar, AS West Sh. R.B.Aggarwal, ACS Sh. R.D.Ahirwar ,ACS Sh. Shailender Kumar, DS Sh. Kulwant Singh, President Sh. Tiwari ji, VP Sh. T.D.Singh met with GM West on 24-03-2014 to discuss the various problems of executives of West Area. The discussion was held in healthy and cool atmosphere . The detail of discussion is on Delhi Bulletin.|
ED Delhi issued a list of 29 Executives (Telecom) for financial up-gradation from E-3 to E-4. Please see the detailed orders on Delhi Bulletin.
ED Delhi issued transfer orders of 2 DGM (Telecom). Please see the copy of order on Delhi bulletin.
ED Delhi Office has issued an endorsement letter of MTNL Corporate office dated 05-03-2014 for calling latest CR and Screening report for regular promotion to the post of DGM(T) and DGM(Fin).
Another Good News For Pro-rata Pension optees
Com. Mange Ram Sharma, President United Forum of Associations and Unions o MTNL had written a letter on date 04/03/2014 for provision of one more option to pro-rata optees of MTNL. The DOPT (Pension Welfare) has responded favorably and asked the comments from DOT/MTNL. The MTNL Management has also given reply to DOPT and DOT. This could have been possible because of our hon’ble MO C& IT .We once again express our sincere thanks to Sh. Kapil Sibal ji for his kind help.
|19.03.2014|| CS Sh. Ramgopal along with President Sh. K.R.Yadav and AGS Sh. Rajib Kumar met with GM (Admin.) today on 19.03.2014 to discuss the following agenda:
1) Issue of Look after Promotion: We raised this issue and described in detail. We reminded her that on earlier occasions we raised this issue too and then GM (A) referred to the decision of ECM for LA promotion. We told GM (A) that we could not find any copy of such decision of ECM. If today it is available then the same may be provided to us so that this case can be taken up with corporate office.
GM (Admin) replied that ECM took decision for extending Administrative, Financial and Disciplinary powers to the Look after promoting officers. So as such there is not much difference in officiating and look after promotion. Even then she assured us to raise this issue at competent platform.
2) Regular promotion for DGM (Tech) and DGM (Fin): We expressed our worry over delay in latest vigilance and screening report for regular promotion to the post of DGM (Tech) and DGM (Fin) with reference to the letter issued by corporate office.
GM (Admin) assured us for expedition of the work in this regards.
3) Delay in permission sorted by executives for movable /immovable property: We raised this issue of delay in permission sorted by executives for movable /immovable property.
GM (Admin) admitted that there is delay with such cases. She explained that the cases are now coming to head quarter only whether for executives or non executives ; so delay has been introduced as staff is not sufficient to handle the number of cases. However she asked about the particular cases which have been delayed.
We handed over a list of such cases to GM (Admin).
4) Request transfer cases for consideration: We requested GM (admin) to expedite the request transfer cases of executives.
She assured us to look in to all cases on merit.
5) Shortage of Vehicles for field officers: We expressed our sincere concern over this issue. We told that field officers are facing very hardship while maintaining our services in different areas. Due to shortage of vehicles they cannot move in the field and maintenance work is suffering a lot.
GM (Admin) expressed her inability to handle this issue. She told the direction of corporate office are being followed by Delhi Unit in this regard and hence matter may kindly be take up with corporate office only.
6) Staff number to regular promoted SDEs in 2012: We explained that the staff numbers for regular promoted SDEs in year 2012 have not been issued till date.
GM(Admin) told that this issue shall be tackled very shortly.
After long persuasion of our Association the retention order of 2 AO promoted in june-2013 have been issued by corporate office on 11-02-2014 and now on date 11-03-2014 MTNL Delhi Unit issued their orders to GM (NP) and GM (TY) .
It is reliably learnt that Corporate office have completed the work related to re-fixation of seniority of SDEs promoted in 1998. (The case of 1966 posts).The final order in this regard shall be issued and uploaded shortly.
TEAM pursued this case vigorously and brought it to final justified conclusion. TEAM expresses whole hearted gratitude to 1)our executives working in HR section for their contribution to sort out this case, 2 ) Jt. GM(HR) & GM(HR) who have supported and guided to theses executives and 3) finally for top brass of MTNL i.e. Hon’ble CMD, Dir.(HR) and Dir.(Finance) who once understood the case ; extended their clearance for approval of re-fixation of seniority.
GS wrote a letter to Sh. Kapil Sibal Hon’ble Minister Communication and IT for extension of CGHS facility to MTNL employees as already extended to BSNL employees.
|13-03-2014||MTNL corporate office issued a letter to GM (Admin) Delhi Unit for sending screening report and latest vigilance clearance report of 11 eligible officers of NE-11 cadres . The promotion of said officers is due for Non-Technical Identified Posts for E-2 Grade.|
|11.03.2014||MTNL Corporate Office issued a letter for renewal of Group Health Insurance Policy for working MTNL employees w.e.f. 10-03-2014 to 09-03-2015. Policy has some changes as compared to policy of earlier year.|
BSNL employees/Retirees are now entitled to opt in favour of CGHS facility. We can reasonably hope that MTNL employees/Retirees who are similarly placed would also be made entitled for similar facility.
TEAM is vigorously pursuing this matter for benefits of employees/retirees of MTNL.
MTNL Delhi Unit issued a list of Look After Promotion for the Senior AOs to the post of CAO. The said order contains transfer order for 3 CAOs too.
TEAM wishes all the best for all promoted Officers for their new assignments. Please see the copy of order on Delhi Bulletin.
|06.03.2014||MTNL Corporate Office wrote letters to Delhi and Mumbai units for calling of CR and latest Vigilance Clearance report of all eligible executives for the promotion to the post of DGM(Telecom) and DGM (Finance)|
BSNL staff threaten strike against merger with MTNL : Two lakh and fifty thousand workers of BSNL will resort to immediate indefinite strike if the Government decides to merge BSNL and MTNL. The workers’ union is also against hiving off the tower assets of BSNL into a separate company. The Forum of BSNL Unions /Associations, which is the co-coordinating committee of the unions/associations of non-executives and executives in BSNL, at its meeting held on March 3, strongly opposed the move on grounds that it will seriously and adversely affect the future of BSNL and its workforce. A news from Business Line .
Congratulations !!! Congratulations!!! Congratulations!!!
Much awaited Gazette Notification in respect of MTNL pension to be paid by Govt. Of India for all employees and executives, was circulated yesterday late evening. We express our sincere gratitude to one and all who soever have supported for our genuine struggle to achieve our legitimate right. We express sincere thanks to all of our members who have maintained their faith in TEAM’s leadership.
Once again congratulation to all of you…….
|03.03.2014||Congratulations to all …. Gazette Notification for Payment of Pension by Government is Published today vide reference no.931 dated 3.3.2014. We thank the entire team of United Forum of Unions & Associations of MTNL Mumbai & Delhi who stood with us through out these turbulant period of struggle and helping us shaping this in right direction with the help of Beauracrats, Political Personalities and Various Ministries explaining them of injustice metted out to us, placing our long pending demand in front of right people who had to decide on the issue, explaining the benefits that will accrue to MTNL in terms of financial viability and making sure that our thought process hit the right minds at appropriate time has helped us securing our pension from Government of India directly. We express our sincere thanks to the Congress Government, entire Ministry, and Admistration which worked relentlessly taking our clarian call seriously. Long live unity. Only Unity can turn the table in our favour and let us maintain our unity to secure our rights.|
!!! LAST STEP……
It is reliability learnt that the Gazette Notification of Govt. Pension to MTNL employees has been sent to Press for publication.
Handling of succession issues at BSNL, MTNL under fire: Communications minister Kapil Sibal is miffed by the telecom department’s handling of the leadership succession planning exercise at Bharat Sanchar Nigam andMahanagar Telephone Nigam, according to government documents reviewed by ET. In an internal note to telecom secretary MF Farooqui, Sibal has questioned why DoT recommended BSNL director -consumer mobility Anupam Shrivastava, and MTNL director – finance PK Purwar, as future successors to BSNL chairman & managing director RK Upadhyay and MTNL chairman & managing director AK Garg, respectively, without considering three-year extensions for both incumbents based on “a mandatory performance appraisal by an external expert group”. A news from Economic Times.
Central Govt staff to get 10% hike in DA : Come elections, and the bonanzas have begun. On Friday, the Cabinet cleared a 10 per cent hike in dearness allowance (DA) and dearness relief (DR) for 50 lakh serving and 30 lakh retired Central Government employees, offering them some relief from rising prices of essential commodities. This is the second successive 10 per cent increase, making the total DA/DR equal to 100 per cent of basic salary. The additional DA will be applicable from January 1, but will be paid only after the disbursement of March salary. A news from Business Line.
|01.03.2014||As a result of continuous persuasion by TEAM the case of retention of 3 CAOs to Delhi Unit has been resolved by Corporate Office on 28-02-2014. We express our sincere thanks to Management and in particular for Sh. P.K.Purwar Director Fin. for his kindness.|
Sh. Bhakta Charan Das Hon’ble MP wrote a DO letter no.MP/LS/942/14 dated 26-02-2014 to Sh. Ghulam Nabi Azad Hon’ble Minister for Health & Family Welfare . This letter is reminder to Hon’ble minister for justifying the demand of MTNL absorbees for provision of CGHS facility as already given to BSNL employees at the time of absorption.
GS Sh. A.K.Kaushik ji wrote a letter to Hon’ble MP on 22-02-2014 on the subject under reference and Sh. Bhakta Charan Das immediately responded by writing DO letter to Hon’ble Minister. We express our heartiest gratitude for the welfare efforts initiated by Hon’ble MP.
GS wrote a letter to Sh. Kapil Sibal Hon’ble Minister of Communication and IT for merger of BSNL and MTNL.
As per the decision taken by DOT, the pension/family pension for all combined pension optees will be disbursed by CCA, Prasad Nagar, New Delhi. Now the new PPO will be issued by the CCA, Prasad Nagar, New Delhi. Hence the following information/Documents may be submitted to Sr.A.O. (Pen-Disb.), STD Bldg., Eastern Court, New Delhi for regular payment of pension/family pension.
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|28.02.2014||ED Delhi issued LA order for CAO to DGM (Finance) for 2 finance executives. Please see the detail orders on Delhi Bulletin.|
|28.02.2014||Our case in Hon’ble CAT to set aside ‘Sr. Manager Recruitment Rule-2008’ came up for hearing on 25-Feb-2014. The proceeding could not be done as advocate of MTNL did not turn up in the Court. Hon’ble Court has fixed 17-April-2014 as next date of hearing.|
NEWS FROM MEDIA
Telecom department hauls up C-DoT for the delayed rollout of confidential secure network : The telecom department (DoT) has hauled up Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DoT) for the delayed rollout of a government network for confidential communications, shows an internal note seen by ET. Since the proposed network will be only used by India’s top bureaucrats and central ministers, DoT has threatened to give the mandate to another central agency if C-DoT is unable to submit a compliance report by the month end. C-DoT is the government’s telecom research arm that was tasked with executing the secure communications network three years ago. A news from Economic Times.
Felicitation Programme of Shri. Kapil Ji Sibal, Hon’ble MoC&IT is a grand success. Though it had to be postponed twice in successive days more than 500 members assembled at Juhu Dhanda BSNL Building Conference room in short notice in the packed room. More than 100 people were standing oout side the conference hall as the room is packed beyond capacity. As promised Shri. Kapil ji Sibal arrived at the venue at the prefixed time although he was on his private visit to Mumbai. Shri. Bhai Jagtap, MLC and Chairman of United Forum of Unions & Associations of MTNL, Shri. Peeyush Agrawal, ED, MTNL, Mumbai, Shri. Anand Kulkarni, Chief General Manager, BSNL’s Maharashtra Telecom, Shri. Praveen Malhotra, Sr. GM(HR), BSNL, Shri.A.P.Singh, GM(F), MTNL were present during the felicitation programme.
Shri. J.S.Yadav, Welcomed all the dignitaries and members of various Unions & Associations and expressed happiness of the whole MTNL family on securing Pension from Government and thanked Han’ble Minister for settling the Pension issue which saved the retired life of more than 68,000 odd families. Shri. A.K.Kaushik, while addressing the gathering thanked the Minister for his role in clearing the issue and told that the entire MTNL family is indebted for the Minister as well as the Congress Government for resolving the 14 year old pension issue which remained unresolved on behalf of more than 68,000 thousand families. Shri. Kaushik added that we will work for both Shri. Kapil Sibal and Shri. Milind Deora and bring them back to the Lok sabha to work for the nation. Shri. Kaushik requested merger of merger of BSNL and MTNL as early as possible.
Shri. Bhai Jagtap during his speech said the felicitation programme of Shri Kapil Sibal and Shri. Milind Deora could not be conducted owing to their compelling political and official assignments and regretted for the postponements of the felicitation programme of Shri. Kapil Sibal twice. He further regretted that Shri. Manikrao Thakre was away at work and could not make it up to the felicitation programme. He praised Shri. Kapil Sibal for his Kranti Kari Nirnay and thanked him for saving the retired life of more than 68,000 MTNL employees. He said MTNL employees will always be thankful for his kindness.
Shri. Kapil Sibal acknowledged our feelings and said that present condition of MTNL is not due to failure of employees but due to mistakes of Government and the correction is necessary. As a Minister he did his job and was feeling very happy on seeing the smiles of people around, he added. There is no need to thank or felicitate again and again and let this shall be the last felicitation meeting on account of pension issue. He felt very happy that he could do justice. He added further that whether he is elected back or not he will continue to support us in our cause either as a parliamentarian or as an advocate. If he happens to serve us as an advocate, it will be free of cost. He requested all of us to continue engaged in the nation building activities and see that India’s economic growth grew faster. On the issue of merger of BSNL and MTNL, Minister told that merger of these two PSUs will only help us compete with private players. In-princilpe approval will be taken in the next cabinet meeting, Minister told. Felicitation programme ended with a happy note.
Click here for the Photos taken during the programme. Video will be uploaded shortly.
|27.2.2014||It is reliably learnt that Hindi version of the Pension notification has been sent to Dept of Pension for approval and notification by Government press and it is expected that the notification will be issued by Monday.|
Due to unavoidable circumstances Shri. Kapil Ji Sibal, Hon’ble MoC&IT could not attend felicitation programme organised today. He requested us to conduct the same on 27.2.2014 and rescheduled his return trip to 8 pm. The rescheduled felicitation programme will be held at 3 pm on 27.2.2014 in 2nd Floor Conference Hall, C-Block, BSNL Administrative Block at Juhu Dhanda Building, Santacruz west. All are requested to make it convinient to attend the programme.
How to reach: From Santacruz Railway Station west take Bus no: 231. Alight in the bus stop after Juhu garden Junction. Walk inside BSNL Complex located just before SNDT University which is located in the opposite side of the Juhu road. Auto will take minimum fare from Santacruz Railway Station west. By walk it will be 15 minutes from the station.
|25.02.2014||Area meeting of TEAM at BCP area was held on 14.02.2014 to discuss the matter of executives and to constitute new area body. Sh. Ajay Kumar Atri was elected as Area Secy. unanimously with other office bearers.Please see the letter of Circle Secy. to GM (BCP) for extension of all trade union facilities to elected office bearers on Delhi Bulletin.|
Felicitation Programme by United Forum of Unions & Associations of MTNL, Mumbai of Shri. Kapil Ji Sibal, Hon’ble MoC&IT will be held at Club House Auditorium, CETTM, Powai at 4 pm on 26.2.2014 as announced during the felicitation function today. All members are requested to attend felicitation programme.
The felicitation function organized by United Forum of Unions & Associations of MTNL, Mumbai to express our gratitude to the Hon’ble Ministers for getting Union Government’s approval for payment of pension by the Government of India (DOT) to the officers and officials absorbed in MTNL from Department of Telecommunications and refund of BWA charges to MTNL is graced by more than 4 to 5 thousand employees and is a great Success.
The felicitation function started with lighting of lamps. Shri. Kaleem Khan started by inviting the dignitaries and various constituent Unions and Associations to take their chairs. Shri Chitranjan Devkar, Convenor of the United Forum Function started conducting the function. Shri. J.S.Yadav, Chairman of the Function welcomed all the dignitaries and mentioned about the way the pension issue was taken up and followed up till it achieved its final destiny which brought smile in our faces today.
Shri. A.K.Garg, CMD, MTNL praised the whole Ministry for deciding Govt. Pension for MTNL employees and thanked them for their decision to bring back MTNL to its old glory. He also requested all the employees to work hard and increase revenue by 10% with available resources.
Shri. Bhai Jagtap shared his happiness with the MTNL family members who are assured of pension from Govt. and questioned leaders who interpreted earlier that the Pension from Govt. is next to impossible. He stated that he had decided to fight out this issue three years back when he came to MTNL and recalled those days. He thanked the entire Ministry and the Government which made it possible. Pointing out the claim of a Union which is claiming one month salary of employee for getting secured pension from Government he had cautioned CMD, MTNL and told that CMD will be questioned and held responsible for any such deduction.
Shri. Milind Deora, Hon’ble MoS(C&IT) while addressing the gathering of more than 3000 congratulated them on securing their families interest and praised Shri.Bhai Jagtap for helping the Government in deciding pension directly from Government. During his speech, Shri. Milind Deora said he was very much familiar with MTNL’s Operation even before joining this Ministry. The matter pertaining to pension was discussed with Prime Minister and Mrs. Sonia Gandhi Ji and GoM was formed to settle the issues pertaining to pension and to look in to the financial viability of both MTNL and BSNL aftere Shri. Bhai Jagtap briefed about the issue in depth.
Shri. Bhai Jagtap is the right leader in this direction and work for the cause he undertake. He followed up the case and won the pension which was thought of as impossible by others. You will be fortunate to get such a leader and don’t let him slip away, the Minister added. Since the liability of pension payout to MTNL opted employees are taken over by DoT, MTNL’s financial position will improve, he added.
Shri. Milind Deora further said merger of BSNL and MTNL is inevitable and the department is in the process of merging them soon. “Government started the process for merger and these two entities will be merged shortly. Merger of these two entities will bring in synergy of technical and marketing activities of both the companies and help us compete with the private players across the country, he added.
At the fag end of the meeting Shri. Bhai Jagtap mentioned that Shri. Kapil Ji Sibal, Hon’ble MoC&IT could not attend the function due to his official assignments and told that Shri. Kapil Ji will be felicitated at CETTM, Mumbai on 26.2.2014 at 4pm. Meeting ended with the happy note.
All members are requested to attend felicitation program at CETTM on 26.2.2012 at 4 pm in the Auditorium at the CETTM Club House. Click here for viewing Photos taken during the meeting.
|25.2.2014||Invitation Letter for Felicitation Programme and Press Release during the occasion.|
|23.2.2014||United Forum of MTNL invites you to Celebrate achievement of Secured Pension & felicitation of Sh. Kapil Sibal & others at 11.30 hrs on 25/2/14 at Tele.Hse. Prabhadevi, Dadar. All are requested to give vide publicity and bring in maximum Executives & Non-Executives to make the programme a grant success. Hon’ble Shri. Kapil Ji Sibal, MoC&IT, Hon’ble Shri. Milind Ji Deora, MoS(C&IT), Hon’ble Shri. Prithiviraj Ji Chavan, CM, Maharashra, Hon’ble Shri. Eknath Ji Gaikwad, MP, Hon’ble Shri. Manikrao Thakre, President, MPCC, Hon’ble Shri. Yeshwant Happe, G.S.MPCC, Hon’ble Shri. Mahadeo Shellar, GS. MPCC and Hon’ble Shri. Bhai Jagtap, MLC and Chairman United Forum Delhi had consented to be present during the felicitation programme. All are once again requested to make it convinient to attend and make the programme a grant success.|
GS wrote letters to Sh. A.K.Garg CMD ,Sh. Bhakta Charan Das ,Hon’ble Member of Parliament and Secy. of AICC, Sh.Ghulam nabi Azad, Hon’ble Minister of Health and family Welfare and Sh.Kapil Sibal , Hon’ble Minister of C&IT.
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Due to preoccupation of of Hon’ble Shri. Kapil Ji Sibal and Hon’ble Shri. Milind Ji Deora the falicitation programme announced on 27.2.2014 is preponed to 25.2.2014 at 11.30 hrs. The programme will be held in front of Telephone House, Prabhadevi. Shri. Kapil Ji Sibal, Hon’ble MoC&IT, and Shri. Milind Ji Deora, Hon’ble MoS(C&IT), Shri. Prithiviraj Ji Chavan, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri. Manikrao Ji Thakre, President, Maharashtra Congres, Shri. Eknath Ji Gaikwad, Hon’ble, MP, Hon’ble Shri. Yeshwant Ji Happe, GS, MPCC and Hon’ble Shri. Bhai Jagtapji, MLC Maharashtra and Chairman of United Forum of Unions and Association, Delhi have consented to be present on the occasion.
During the felicitation programme you will get an opprtunity to hear directly from these stalwerts about the future course of action on MTNL/BSNL revival, Merger of these two entities and allied matters. All are requested to make it a point to attend the felicitation programme to express our gratitude for resolving the long pending issue of Pension as in BSNL from Government of India.
MTNL jumps after turnaround in Q3: Mahanagar Telephone Nigam rose 3.91% to Rs 14.60 at 13:05 IST on BSE after the company reported a net profit of Rs 428.03 crore in Q3 December 2013 as against net loss of Rs 1182.18 crore in Q3 December 2012.A news from Business Standard.
TDSAT directs MTNL to refund Rs 96.68 cr to Reliance Communication: Telecom tribunal TDSAT today directed state-run MTNL to refund Rs 96.68 crore, the excess amount collected by the PSU from Reliance Communication as interconnect user charges (IUC), to the private operator.
The tribunal also asked MTNL to pay interest on the amount charged excessively from the Anil Ambani-led Reliance group firm in HDC (Home Direct Calling) issue.A news from Economic Times.
|18.02.2014||The representatives of the United Forum of MTNL Unions and associations met Sh. Kapil Sibal ji , Hon’ble minister (C&IT) this morning (18-02-2014) to discuss about the pending issues highlighted during yesterday’s felicitation function. Hon’ble Minister (C&IT) has kindly agreed to attend the felicitation programme at Mumbai being organised by United forum Of MTNL Unions and Association, Delhi and Mumbai on 27-02-2014. Please click here for photos.|
Incredible!!! Beyond Imagination !!! But Reality!!!
The Felicitation function organized under banner of United Forum of MTNL Unions and Associations was graced by valuable presence of Chief Guest Sh. Kapil Sibal ji Minister (C&IT), Sh. Bhai Jagtap Hon’ble MLC Maharashtra & chairman of United Forum of MTNL Delhi and Mumbai, Sh. S.K.Kharventhan Hon’ble Member of National Commission of Backward Classes , our family head Sh. A.K. Garg CMD MTNL, head of MTNL Delhi unit Sh. B.K.Mittal , Sh. Kamlesh Kumar CGM(D) MTNL Delhi, Sh. R.A.Gupta CGM (O) MTNL Delhi , General Managers of nearly all areas of MTNL Delhi. Nearly 3000 participants came to attend the function from all corners of Delhi. The capacity of the hall was very limited and hence many of our hon’ble participants could not have seat .
The beautiful programme was decorated with a cultural programme in the beginning of function. A well known singer Sh. Praveen Mudgal ji sang many songs of different tastes. Particularly he is known as a popular singer of Sai Bhajans and hence he proved his excellence in jam-packed hall of audiences.
Hon’ble chief guest Sh. Kapil sibal ji arrived at 5 pm and main function was started by lightening of lamps by all guests. The function was presided over by Sh. Mange Ram Sharma President of United Forum . Welcome speech was delivered by Sh. A.K.Kaushik Secy. United Forum and GS TEAM. He whole heartedly praised Chief guest for his kindness for resolving the issue of Pension which was lying unresolved since last 12 years. Our GS underlined role of Sh. Bhai Jagtap under whose dynamic leadership we could succeed to achieve our pension issue resolved. He praised Sh. S.K.Kharventhan ji whose role for approaching Sh. V.Naryansamy and convincing him for our legitimate right of pension by Government of India. He further appreciated the role of MTNL management as whole and in particular of Sh.A.K.Garg CMD, MTNL. He described him as main architect of technical aspects of MTNL revival plan. He whole heartedly appreciated MTNL management. He placed 2 demands before Hon’ble minister 1) CGHS facility to be extended to MTNL employees 2) Second chance to Pro rata pensioners.
The convenor of United Forum Sh. M.K.Bagchi ji addressed the house. He praised each of our esteemed guest for their respective contribution and placed 2 demands before Hon’ble Minister 1) Implementation of 78.2 % IDA neutralization to MTNL employees and arrears 2) Arrear Payment to retirees pending for pension revision.
Then the President of United Forum Sh. Mange Ram Sharma during his speech appreciated Congress Leadership for having a serious note on difficulties of employees and resolving them. He assured Hon’ble Minister for whole hearted support from all families of MTNL for forthcoming general election. He also placed the demand of 2nd chance to pro rata pensioners before Hon’ble minister.
The Chairman of United Forum Shri. Bhai Jagtap addressed the gathering by his dynamic speech. He described the role of Sh. Kapil Sibal ji Hon’ble Minister and Sh. Milind Deora ji Hon’ble Minister of State, in detail .He thanked our Hon’ble Minister for his kindness for resolving the issue and assured him on behalf of entire family of MTNL that they will support him by all means in the forthcoming general elections. He assured to all MTNL employees that their voice and their issues will be raised and resolved by him in future too.
Thereafter Shri. Kapil Sibal ji Hon’ble Minister was felicitated by Shri. Bhai Jagtap Hon’ble Chairman of United Forum by offering him Flower bouquet, Shawl and a beautiful momento. All hall stood up for the occasion and clapped for more than 5 minutes .
Then Sh. Kapil Sibal ji started his deliberation. He thanked all employees of MTNL for his over whelmed honor. He acknowledged the key role of Shri. Bhai Jagtap and Shri. Milind Deora ji for creating outlines of this typical issue. He described the way in which he raised the issue before Hon’ble Prime minister of India. Then Hon’ble PM agreed for revival plan of MTNL and created GOM for the purpose. Then with the help of excellent technical data received from MTNL management he could convince all Ministers of GOM for the revival of MTNL. Once again when matter came to cabinet of India, he convinced all GoM Members for settling this issue. He assured all of us for resolving our pending issues which has been raised by our leaders. He specified that his 1st priority is now for merger of MTNL and BSNL. Then he told that Union Cabinet is considering to provide facility of CGHS to some other departments and MTNL is one of them . If matter is decided then the facility will be extended to all departments simultaneously. He further assured that the pending arrears of retirees shall be finalized very soon. He further assured all kind of support from Government of India for revival of MTNL and ended his speech with expressing gratitude for honouring him in front of whole MTNL family.
Thereafter all Hon’ble Guests were honored. Sh. Bhai Jagtap was honored by convener of United Forum Shri. M.K.Bagchi by offering him a flower bouquet, shawl and momento , Shri. S.K.Kharventhan was honored by Shri. A.K.Kuashik ji GS TEAM, Shri.A.K.Garg CMD MTNL was honored by Shri. J.S.Yadav CS TEAM Mumbai and in this way all other guests were honored by different prominent leaders of different organizations.
Then Shri. Prahlad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA addressed the house and assured his full support to resolve the pending issues of MTNL employees. He welcomed the concept of merger of BSNL and MTNL and raised the voice for 78.2 % IDA neutralization for MTNL employees. He thanked organizers for felicitating him.
The meeting ended with vote of thanks by Shri. K.R.Yadav, President of TEAM Delhi and National Anthem.
The photos and video of the meeting shall be uploaded very soon.
The United Forum of MTNL Unions and Associations met Hon’ble Shri Kapil Sibal ji, Minister (C&IT) on 16.02.2014 in connection with the Felicitation Programme to be held on 17.02.2014 at Mavlankar Hall- While conveying our thanks and gratitude to him once again. We have briefed him about the details of the Felicitation Programme. Sh. Kapil Sibal Hon’ble Minister (C&IT) informed us that the Notification of MTNL Pension at par with BSNL has been done
Our case for scrapping LICE for E-2 to E-3 came up for hearing in Principal Bench CAT New Delhi on 13-02-12014 at S.N. 41 in court no.2. It was scheduled for arguments. But Hon’ble court could not hear the same due to shortage of time and next date for argument has been fixed on 15 th May 2014.
GS wrote a letter to CMD (MTNL ) wherein we demanded Child Care Leave for MTNL employees as already being availed by BSNL employees.
NEWS FROM MEDIA
Nokia Solutions Networks places lowest bid for Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd’s GSM expansion:
Finland’s Nokia Solutions Networks (NSN) has pipped France’s Alcatel Lucent, Chinese rivals Huawei Telecommunications and ZTE Corp to emerge as the lowest bidder for supplying 2G and 3G gear for Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd’s Rs 600-crore GSM network modernisation plans, a director of the state-run telecom company told ET. A news from Economic times. PDF.
DGM (SR) BSNL wrote a letter to GS of all Unions and Associations of BSNL for writing their views over the different aspects of Merger of BSNL and MTNL . BSNL management also enclosed a report of Steering Group constituted by DOT for looking into merger of BSNL and MTNL.
Sh. A.K.Kaushik,G.S. along with Sh V.P.Bhardwaj, Jt.G.S. and Sh. K.R.Yadav, Circle President met Director Finance on 05.02.2014 and discussed the following issues:-
1. Fixation of Seniority of JAOs :- G.S. pointed out that seniority issue of JAOs is lying pending since long despite our regular correspondence and frequent pursuance . Their C Rs were called for regular promotion as A O in July 2011 but till date their DPC could not be held due to non finalization of gradation list since 2005.
Director Finance admitted the delay and informed that due to some technical reason this issue could not be resolved. He assured to resolved this issue on priority. He has further asked us to meet in the next week to resolved this issue.
2. Re-fixation of seniority of TES Group “B’ posts (1966 posts of SDEs) :- G.S. pointed out that this mater is pending since long and case file is lying with finance for financial concurrence .
Director Finance informed that he has not gone through the file due to his ptre occupation in the pension issue . He assured that he will call for the file and get it cleared in the next week.
3. Status of Pension Notification :- G S asked the status of pension notification
Director Finance has informed that Hon’ble Minister has cleared the draft of Pension notification today and send the same to Secretary , Telecommunication for onward communication to Deptt. of Pension and pension Welfare for Gazette notification.
4. Retention of 3 CAO at Delhi:- This issue we have pleaded with Director Finance that these 3 CAOs were transferred to Mumbai on regular promotion from Sr AO to CAO by the corporate office even though the sufficient number of vacancies in the cadre of Cao were available in Delhi on the day of notification of holding DPC for the same.
Director Finance has acceded to our submission in this regard and informed that he has sent the case for retention of 3 CAOs to HR section for issue of necessary orders.
5. Release of funds for GPF payment to working and retired employees and commutation amount to retirees :-G.S. informed Director Finance that due to non availability of funds at both the units i.e. Delhi and Mumbai payment of GPF Advance/Withdrawal to working employees as well as payment to retirees is being delayed. It is requested to kindly release the appropriate amount of funds for both the units so that payment can be made to employees in time to meet out the expenditure on the marriages of their wards or on education etc.
Director Finance informed that we are aware of the situation . MTNL has en-cashed one FDR of Rs. 9 crore with Axis bank to clear this pendancy and now position has improved.
5. Release of Funds for maintenance of services:- G.S. express his serious concern over non release of funds for maintenance of services i.e. landlines. Broadband, and Mobile Services. We are loosing our customer base due to poor services and delay in rectification of faults due to lack of funds and material/store items.
Director Finance assured to look into this issue also.
Government sets up seventh pay commission: The government on Tuesday set up a four-member seventh central pay commission headed by former Supreme Court judge Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur.While the pay panel was announced in September, the government said its composition was now cleared by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.Apart from Justice Mathur, the other members include petroleum secretary Vivek Rae, who is due to retire later this month, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP) director Rathin Roy and Meena Agarwal, who is currently in the finance ministry. A news from Economic times.Please click here for link to view the news.
GS wrote a letter to Sh. Kapil Sibal Hon’ble Minister C&IT for merger of BSNL and MTNL.
GS wrote a letter to CMD regarding shortcoming of on going medical insurance policy .
|004.02.2014||GS along with Sh. J.S . Yadav CS Mumbai and Sh. Rajib Kumar met today with GM (HR) and discussed the various issues related to DPC of Various cadres. The issue of providing designation of AM to personal Staff (stenographers) on their promotion to E-2 was discussed . The clarification sought from Mumbai Unit regarding financial up-gradation was also discussed. The matter related to issuing the gradation list of JAOs and re-fixation of seniority of SDEs (case of 1966 posts) were also discussed . The attention of GM(HR) was drawn about the in-ordinate delay in resolving these issues by Corporate office. GM ( HR) assured that he will expedite all these issues and get resolved at earliest. GM(HR) asked us to have patience for some more time because the corporate management is over occupied with the issue of getting the notification in the MTNL pension matter at earliest from the Department of Pension and Pension Welfare.|
|31.01.2014||20 STSA in MTNL, Mumbai are given Financial Upgradation in the Cadre of Sr.TSA (Stenographer Grade -II) from E2 to E3 on regular basis. The long pending demand of Stengraphers as persued by TEAM. Click here for copy of the order issued by MTNL, Mumbai.|
Com. Kaushik, G.S, TEAM accompanied Shri. Bhai. Jagtap, Chairman, United Forum of Unions & Assoications of MTNL along with Mumbai Circle Office bearers Com. J.S.Yadav, CS, TEAM, Mumbai, Com. G.N.Haragaball, CP, TEAM, Mumbai, Com. R.S.Nair, AGS, TEAM and several other office bearers of Workers Union met Hon’ble Shri. Milind Deora, MoS(C&IT) at his residence and felicitated him for settlement of long pending MTNL pension issue. During discussion Minister told that merger issue is gaining momentum and several other issues concerning revival of BSNL and MTNL are in pipe line. Minister also assured Shri. Bhai Jagtap that he will look whole heartedly look into all areas pointed out to him during the discussion.Click here for Photographs taken during the meeting.
1)GoM asks govt to loan BSNL & MTNL to pay up salaries: An inter-ministerial group has asked the government to give loans to state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) to help both loss-making telcos pay a portion of their salary bills.
BSNL’s annual salary bill in 2013-14 is likely to touch nearly Rs 14,000 crore while MTNL’s is envisaged at roughly Rs 1,900 crore. “The government is likely to consider roughly Rs 8,500 crore of soft loans at a token 1 per cent interest to help BSNL and MTNL pay salaries to a section of employees who were absorbed from the telecom department,” said a top official privy to the discussions on Tuesday. A news from Economic Times.
2) Nod to hive off BSNL’s tower into subsidiary : The government on Friday gave an in-principle approval to hive off BSNL’s tower assets into a separate subsidiary.
The Group of Ministers (GoM) on revival of BSNL and MTNL so decided to give a loan to the state-owned telecom companies to pay the employees they inherited from the Department of Telecom.
On tower assets, Telecom Secretary M F Farooqui said: “Yes, we will be working on it to hive off towers assets of BSNL as a subsidiary.” He said on tower business, the GoM has indicated a way forward and the Department will now see what all approvals are needed to be taken to take it forward.
BSNL has about 60,000 towers. It also has tower sharing pacts with many private operators. A news from Business Standard.
|30.01.2014||The Union Cabinet today gave its approval to allow Telecommunications Consultants India Limited (TCIL) to fill up such number of posts by deputation of Group ‘A’ officers of the Department of Telecommunications (DOT) and other ministries who have telecommunication and information technology background for a further period of three years from 01.10.2013. This will be according to Department of Public Enterprises guidelines subject to a maximum of 10 percent of the total number of below board level posts in TCIL.. A news of Cabinet Approval from Press Information Bureau. Please click here for link to news|
After continuous persuasion of our association regular DPC for Post of CAO was held and Corporate office issued order for Sh. U.D.Prabhu to the post of CAO notionally w.e.f. 24.05.2103.
West I Area Meeting at Mumbai will be held at 1st Floor, Conference room, BKC Telephone Exchange Building from 4 pm to 5 pm today. Com. A.K.Kaushik, GS, TEAM along with Com. J.S.Yadav, Circle Secretary, TEAM, Mumbai will address. All members are requested to attend the meeting.
|25.01.2014||ED Delhi issued a list of 53 Finance executives for financial up gradation from E2 to E3 grade. Please see the list on Delhi Bulletin.|
NEWS FROM MEDIA
1)MTNL plans affordable Wi-Fi cover for Mumbai: MTNL is keen on launching “affordable” Wi-Fi facilities at airports, railway stations, Monorail, Metro, prominent malls, restaurants, hotels and households in a big way this year. On Friday, it launched “free roaming” (for incoming calls) in Delhi and Mumbai for nearly five lakh local customers.
Union minister for communication & IT Kapil Sibal, who launched the “free roming” at a function in Powai, said MTNL may be merged with BSNL soon and the synergy will be good for the country, facilitating better mobile and broadband services. He hinted that the merger was awaiting a cabinet nod. A news from Economic Times.Please click here for link to view the news.
2) Govt moving towards MTNL, BSNL merger: The merger into a national telecom service company may be considered for strategic and operational synergies. The minister of communications and information technology, Kapil Sibal on Friday, said the government was moving towards merging state-owned operators Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited.
“We will take it up with the Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) in January or early February and then with the cabinet. I hope the synergies between the companies will help the single entity,” Sibal said. A news form Business Standard. Please click here for link to view the news.
3)MTNL to give up 4G for free spectrum: To offer Wi-Fi services over unlicensed spectrum . State-owned MTNL, which is looking to return its 4G Spectrum to the government, is now eyeing free spectrum to offer high-speed data services.The operator which offers services in Delhi and Mumbai, will offer indoor wi-fi services with speeds which can go upto eight mbps. MTNL’s target is to gain as many as 200,000 new broadband customers with this services, in the next nine months. A news from Business Standard. Please click here for link to view the news.
Shri. Bhai Jagtap, Hon’ble MLC of Maharashtra and Chairman of United Forum, Delhi & Mumbai today received Shri. Kapil Sibal Ji, Hon’ble Minister for Communication & IT at CETTM. Com. J.S.Yadav, Circle Secretary, TEAM, Mumbai received him with bouquet and Showl along with Com. G.N.Haragaball Circle President, Com. C.U.Gade, Treasurer, TEAM CHQ, Com. Ravindra Kumar, AGS, TEAM, Com.R.S.Nair, AGS, TEAM, Com. Chaubbe, ACS, TEAM, Mumbai and several other members of TEAM. Com. Dilip Dada Jagtap, Shri.S.M.sawant, Com. S.P.Padey, Com. Kishore Kedar and several other members of Workers Union received Hon’ble Minister by offering bouquet. Shri. Bhai Jagtap thereafter led hon’ble Minister to the conference room where the Launch of Free Roaming Serveice between MTNL Mumbai & Delhi was scheduled. While addressing the Gathering before the inaugural section Hon’ble Minister told that he was happy to be with the family which got secured Pension from Goernment of India and congradulated all the employee. He graciously appreciated the role of Shri. Bhai Jagtap Ji, Shri. Milind Deora Ji, Hon’ble MoS(C&IT) and his team which worked for this. Shri. A.K.Garg, CMD, MTNL while commenting on the achievement of pension from Government, appreciated the role played by Shri. Bhai Jagtap Ji & Shri. Milind Deora Ji, Hon’ble MoS(C&IT) and Unions & Associations. After inaugurating the free roamng service, Minister told MTNL will stand to gain as the customers frequently travelling between these Metros will be benefitted because of free roaming between these two cities. He also informed the press that BSNL is also launching free roaming throughout BSNL network with a launch of special roaming plan on 26th Jan, 2014 under which customer will be charged Re.1 a day for 90 days. On expiry of this package customer can reniew the plan for another 90 days. On the issue of merger of BSNL and MTNL, Hon’ble Minister told that merger will be approved in-Principle by the end of this month and subsequently other process will be followed. Click here for thePhotographs taken during Ministers’ Visit.
|24.01.2014||GS wrote a letter to CMD MTNL for protesting renewal of Health Insurance Scheme. Please click here for copy of letter.|
MTNL, BSNL likely to offer free roaming plans from January 26 : State-owned telecom firms MTNL and BSNL are likely to launch new roaming plans from January 26 that will offer their subscribers free calls, sources said.“MTNL has plans to make roaming free for its customers on its network in Delhi and Mumbai without any additional charge,” said an official source. A news from Economic Times. Please Click here for link to news.
Corporate office issued a calendar of DPC for year 2014 for regular promotion to the various posts in different disciplines.
|21.01.2014||Corporate office wrote a letter to MTNL’s Mumbai Unit for sending screening report with latest copy of vigilance report for regular promotion to the post of AM(legal) for 6 officers.Please click here for viewing the letter.|
|21.01.2014||The General Secy. and other CHQ office bearers of TEAM accompanied with the president and convenor of United Forum of MTNL Unions and Associations met Shri M.F Farooqui Secy. DOT , Sh. S.C.Mishra Member ( Services) and Ms.Annie Moraes Member (Finance)of DOT to convey thanks and gratitude on behalf of MTNL employees for: 1) Government pension to MTNL employees to be paid by DOT as in BSNL. 2) Refund of BWA spectrum fund to MTNL.Flower Bouquet and Sweets were offered to them on the occasion.
Secy.(Telecom) and Member(Services) were requested to ensure for the merger of BSNL and MTNL at earliest. We were told that this is also one of the other important items on the anvil of Government.
|21.01.2014||It is learnt during discussion with the Member(services) that DOP & PW is now seized with the issue of MTNL pension for necessary notification in the light of Government’s approval.|
General Secy. wrote letters for expressing thanks and gratitude from corner of hearts of all executives and employees of MTNL for resolving the issue of Govt. Pension.
|18.01.2014||Area Secy. Sh. S.S. Gupta wrote a letter to GM(Trans) to seek a meeting with him for immediate discussion on the pending issues of executives working in that area and issue of service matters. The meeting was held on 18Dec.2013 and minutes of meeting were released by GM(trans).Please see the copy of letter and minutes of meeting on Delhi Bulletin.|
|18.1.2014||CMD, MTNL met TEAM during his visit to Mumbai today at Telephone House. Com. J.S.Yadav, Circle Secretary, TEAM, Mumbai expressed thanks by offering a bouquet for CMD’s sincere involement during the process of GoM meeting and ensuring that the process of Cabinet approval was completed well before the code of conduct of election comes in to force. CMD ascertained that Cabinet decision on pension and BWA refund were received by DOT and MTNL. MTNL started the process for implementation of BWA decision, ie., MTNL is allowed to raise soverign bonds to the extent of BWA refund. Government undertakes payment of Principal amount and interest due to Current Account Deficit (CAD) situation. DOT is pursing Pension notification by Department of Pension and Pension Welfare. During hour long discussion he also conveyed that with Cabinet decision on Pension, the burden on Pension will cease and he is hopeful of getting some more decisions in favour of MTNL during the ensuing GoM meeting scheduled on 31.1.2014. Issue of merger of BSNL and MTNL also will be discussed on 31.1.2014 in the GoM and we shall expect In-Principle approval in favour of merger. Since Election code of conduct is around the corner by middle of February, 2014 nothing much can be expected. Further he added that now we should work on issues concerning salary payout which need to be met out of our earning in the long run. He requested all to work towards increasing revenue. TEAM assured him all support and requested CMD to ensure timely supply of materials to execute new line provisioning and for maitenance activity. CMD asserted that we have to work with available resources and assured just sufficient materials will be made available from time to time. TEAM also expressed concern about declining GSM customer base and streesed that ensuring product availability in the market and giving visibility of the outlets that keeps the products are the major activity that will help us to increase customer base. CMD told that necessary funds for providing visibility to outlets can be discussed with local management and made available. He also told that he will also instruct in this regard. Click Here for the Photo taken while offering bouquet to CMD during the meeting.|
|18.01.2014||GS along with Sh. Mange Ram President United Forum Delhi, Sh. V.P.Bhardwaj JGS, Sh. Rajib Kumar AGS, Sh.S.P.S.Yadav AGS. Sh.RamGopal CS Delhi and Sh.Ajay Kumar FS TEAM Delhi met Sh. Bhai Jagtap MLC Maharashtra , Chairman of United Forum of MTNL Unions and Associations of Delhi and Mumbai and Patron of TEAM . We welcomed him by offering Bouquet and Garlanding at Maharashtra Sadan, New Delhi. We have expressed our sincere thanks and gratitude for his catalytic role in resolving the long pending issue of pension to MTNL employees by Govt. Of India. We have requested him to raise our issues related to CGHS Facility for MTNL employees and issue of Pro-Rata Pensioners . He assured us that both these issues will also be resolved soon and that too in accordance to the wishes of MTNL employees of Delhi and Mumbai. He also congratulated all the employees and executives of Delhi and Mumbai for their whole hearted participation in this historic struggle to achieve this long pending demand of pension of MTNL employees by the Govt. of India.Shri Bhai Jagtap has come to Delhi for attending All India Congress Committee meeting on 17th Jan2014. Please click here for photos of the occassion.|
|17.01.2014||MTNL management issued promotion orders for 3 Senior GM to CGM as follows:
(1) Sh. R.A.Gupta, CGM (o) (2) Sh. Kamlesh Kumar, CGM(D) (3) Sh. N.K.Mehta, CGM(EB)
|17.01.2014||Our case in Hon’ble CAT to set aside ‘Sr. Manager Recruitment Rule-2008’ came up for hearing on 17-jan-2014. The proceeding could not be done as advocate of MTNL did not turn up in the Court. Hon’ble Court has fixed 25-feb-2014 as next date of hearing.|
|17.01.2014||On the basis of recommendations of a committee comprising of officers from BSNL, MTNL and DOT ,BSNL has decided for 30% Discount to MTNL offices/officers /Staff. Please click here for copy of letter.|
NEWS FROM MEDIA
1)BSNL, MTNL must place 30% procurement orders with ITI: Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd will have to buy part of its network equipment from Indian Telephone Industries Ltd for another year. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday decided that 30 per cent of procurement orders placed by the two telecom operators will be reserved for ITI. A news from Business Line. Please click here for link to news.
2)Don’t mandate only BSNL/MTNL connections for govt staff: GSM industry body The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has written to department of telecom against implementing a proposal mandating government staff and enterprises to use only the networks of state-run telecom operators BSNL and MTNL, saying any such proposal will be anti-competitive.”We once again reiterate that any such move would be arbitrary, incorrect and unjustified and would be anti- competitive and against all principles of level playing field,”Rajan Mathews director general of Cellular Operators Association of India said in a letter to telecom secretary, MF Farooqui. A copy of the letter was reviewed by the paper. A news from Economic Times. Please click here for link to news.
|13.01.2014||Acknowledgement by MTNL Management of the valuable contributions made by Sh. Bhai Jagtap Chairman, United Forum and Sh.A.K.Kaushik GS TEAM towards settling of MTNL pension issue and refund of BWA spectrum charges to MTNL.Gratitude by CMD MTNL to Sh. Bhai JagtapGratitude by CMD MTNL to Sh. A.K.Kaushik|
|13.01.2014||Shri. Gurudas Kamat Ji, Hon’ble MP amd Ex.MoS (C&IT) was instrumental in our achievement of Pension from Government. TEAM Along with Joint Forum Members approached him initially in June, 2009. There after Joint Forum approached several Misinisters and Misterial staffs to push our file forward. Delegation of United Forum of MTNL Unions and Associations of Delhi and Mumbai under the leadership of Shri. Bhai Jagtap, MLC and Chairman of United Forum met Hon’ble Shri Gurudas Kamat, Minister of State for Communication and IT on 11th April, 2011 in North block to discuss MTNL Pension and Revision of Pension issue. Shri. R. Chandrasekar, Secretary, DoT and Shri. Kuldeep Singh, CMD, MTNL were also present in the meeting. Shri. Gurudas Kamat, MOS (C&IT) then effectively intervened and directed Secretary, DOT to reopen the file which was closed by DoT and place it for discussion in the meeting of Committee of Secretaries and assured us that he would personally take this issue to H’ble Ministry of Finance for settlement of the issue. He also directed DoT Secretary to clear the file pertaining to revision of pension to retired employees in line with BSNL which had cleared the issue. He subsequently followed up with DoT from time to time the issue of revision of Pension for retireees and finally till it was finally settled in Oct, 2012. However, arrears of pension to be paid was kept in Pending for financial condition of MTNL to improve and the matter is to taken up in the coming days.Thereafter Shri. Gurudas Kamat Ji directed us in many ways in resolving the Pension issue under the leadership of Shri. Bhai Jagtap Ji and stood with us in each and every stages of our struggle. Timely intervention and direction to reopen the closed file played key role in todays’s achievement and this would not have been possible without him. We expressed our sincere gratitutde and indebtedness to Shri. Gurudas Kamat Ji for helping us in various stages of our struggle and helped us in getting our long pending demand settled. He assured us that he will be with us at times of need. In appreciation of his support for our cause, Pension from Government as in BSNL, delegation led by Com. J.S.Yadav, Circle Secretary, TEAM Mumbai, Com. G.N.Haragaball, Circle President, TEAM Mumbai, Com. Ravindra Kumar, AGS, TEAM(HQ), Shri. Chaube, ACS, TEAM Mumbai along with Com. Kishor Kedar, Workers’ Union, Mumbai offered Shri. Gurudas Kamat Ji Bouquet and Honored him with Shawl and Sweets. Click here for Photographs taken during the Meeting. Long Live TEAM !!! Long Live United Forum !!!|
|10.01.2014||CEC Meeting of TEAM, Mumbai was held on 10.1.2014 at Class Room in 15th Floor, Telephone House, Prabhadevi, Dadar, Mumbai 28 at 1730 hrs. Com. G.N.Haragaball, Circle President, TEAM Mumbai presided over the meeting. Com. R.R.Mishra, JGS, TEAM highlighted the major paths we travelled through in materialising Pension from Govt. and suggested that we should reciprocate through thanks giving all those who helped us in achieving the long pending demand. Com.J.S.Yadav, Circle Secretary, TEAM Mumbai during his speech thanked all the members for their active cooperation in our Pension Struggle and appreciated their confidence in the leadership. He further said United Forum members met on the same evening before our CEC meeting had expressed solidarity with TEAM leadership and decided to felicitate all the Political Members and Ministerial staffs who helped us in achieving payment of Pension from Government as in BSNL to the satisfaction of all members under the leadership of TEAM. Member expressed that had TEAM also accepted Pension Trust along with other Associations and Unions without demanding Sovereign Guarantee for the proposed Pension Trust, Pension Trust would have come into existence jeopardising the interest of all members throwing the retired life of all in darkness and uncertainties. While all the Unions in Delhi and Associations in Delhi and Mumbai agreed for the Pension Trust as expressed by CMD at least on two occasions it is only the stand taken by TEAM saved us all from the trap. In appreciation of Com.J.S.Yadavs’ efforts in achieving the pension from Government all CEC members gave standing ovation for his dynamic leadership and relentless efforts in representing the matter through various political leaders and DoT personnel. Com. Ravindra Kumar, AGS, TEAM expressed special thanks to Com. Rajapure who along with him took keen interest in the matter and helped TEAM in forwarding representations to various Political Leaders and Ministerial staffs. Com. C.U.Gade, Treasurer, TEAM expressed solidarity with TEAM Leadership and thanked all members who worked hard along with Com. J.S.Yadav in working towards achievement of Pension from government to the satisfaction of all members. Meeting concluded with Vote of thanks by Com. Ravindra Kumar. While concluding the session he expressed that there is no parallel for TEAM leadership and its foresight and requested all the members to organise area level meeting to apprise all members of the developments. Click here for the Album. Click here for Photos taken during the session.|
Some Constituents of United Forum and TEAM met Hon’ble Shri Kapil Sibal ji Minister of Communication & IT at his residence office in NEW DELHI on 09-01-2014 to offer him flowers bouquet as our token of thankfulness and gratitude. We offered hon’ble Mantri ji Sweets too. CMD MTNL and Director Finance MTNL were also present there.
Hon’ble Minister (C &IT) secured refund of BWA payments to MTNL. Hon’ble Mantri ji expressed confidence that the other pending issue including MTNL-BSNL merger will also be resolved soon.Please click here to see the photos of meeting.
|10.01.2014|| LAND MARK ACHIVEMENTS THROUGH HISTORIC STRUGGLE
Pension is a big issue in the government set up of our country. The employees absorbed in MTNL and opted for Government Scheme of Pension on combined service basis legitimately demanded that this pension should be paid from Government (DOT) source. This demand is a long drawn one and fought for a period of 12 years and even more.The struggle for achieving this issue i.e. , Govt. Scheme of pension should be paid by Government (DOT) as in BSNL, was re-energized under the banner of United Forum of MTNL Unions & Associations, Delhi and Mumbai. The struggle was spear-headed towards this solitary goal with the spontaneous participation of MTNL employees and executives belonging to almost all unions and associations in the historic struggle.As in almost any big trade union struggle in our country, the MTNL pension struggle also has its own ups and downs. At certain points of time particularly during the period of last struggle around June-2012, some units of United Forum fell in the trap laid by a section of MTNL Corporate Management. They struck a clandestine understanding with the management and gave their consent in favor of forming TRUST for disbursement of MTNL pension. Under the pressure of United Forum, the MTNL Management confessed this in the witness of many people at least on two occasions in Delhi as well as in Mumbai, that Management took up the issue of forming trust in consultation with and with the consent of these unscrupulous elements. However, the history of the successful trade union struggle has always been enacted by the brave, committed and unwavering convictions of the members and not by the betrayers and boot legers. In this case also this has happened so, Under the pressure of struggle and with the strength of the justification of demand, the Management bowed down and abandoned the mischievous move of forming the trust.The consistent and continuous persuasions by the United Forum constituents at various levels of political and administrative levels, ultimately convinced Shri Kapil Sibal , Hon’ble Minister (C&IT) who fought all oppositions out in G.O.M. and Union Cabinet to achieve this land mark issue of MTNL pension payable by DOT. MTNL employees & executives are thankful to Hon’ble Sh. Kapil Sibal ji MO C&IT and Hon’ble Sh. Milind Deora MOS (C&IT),Smt. (Dr.) Killi Kruparani Hon’ble MOS (C&IT), Sh. V. Narayan Sami ,Hon’ble MOS P & PW and Secy. DOT etc. After Hon’ble Ministers agreed to take up the issue with Govt. that DOT should pay the pension, CMD MTNL & Director Finance MTNL also worked hard on this line. We are thankful to them too.TEAM under the dyanamic leadership of Sh. Bhai Jagtap, Chairman, United Forum, was the main driving force behind United Forum. TEAM’s uncompromising attitude and unwavering supports to the United Forum both during struggle and for the persuasions at the various administrative and political levels has substantially helped to clintch this issue.We the office bearers and the members of the TEAM salute and congratulate the MTNL employees and their unions for this brave struggle that has ultimately won by defeating the divisive and unscrupulous elements who tried to play mischief at the final stage under the disguise of trade union activities.
TEAM ZINDABAD UNITED FORUM ZINDA MTNL EMPLOYEES & EXECUTIVES’ UNITY ZINDABAD
|10.01.2014||IDA rate has been revised by 5% for board level and below board level posts including non unionised supervisors in CPSEs w.e.f. 01-01-2014. Please click here for copy of orders.|
|9.01.2014||Comrades ! Comrades !! Comrade !!! Congrads !!!MTNL Pension issue, ie, MTNL Pension payable by DoT is approved by the Cabinet conclusively today. Historical struggle by TEAM Members and MTNL employees under the dynamic leadership of Shir. Bhai. Jagtap, Chairman of United Forum of MTNL Unions and Associations of Delhi and Mumbai has paid off. We express our sincere thanks and gratitudes to Shri. Kapil Sibal, Hon’ble MOC&IT, Shri. Milind Deora, Hon’ble MoS(C&IT), Shri. Prithviraj Chavan, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Gurudas Kamat, Ex. Mos(C&IT) and General Secretary AICC, Shri. A.K.Garg, CMD, MTNL, Smt. Anita Soni, Ex-Dir (Finance), Shri. P.K.Purwar, Dir (Finance) and Shri. Sunil Kumar Dir (HR). Over and above we also experess our sincere thanks and gratitudes to Shir. Bhai. Jagtap, MLC, Maharashtra State and Chairman of United Forum of Unions and Associations of Delhi and Mumbai under whose dynamic leadership we have achieved this long pending demand.
TEAM and United Forum of Delhi and Mumbabi – Zindabad !!!
Long Live TEAM !!! Long live United Forum of Delhi and Mumbai !!!
Comrades ! Comrades !! Comrades !!!
MTNL’s dream to get refund the payment of BWA Spectrum Charges by the Govt is approved by the Cabinet in its meeting today.
|09.01.2014||NEWS FROM MEDIA:
1. No decision taken in GoM’s meet on revival of BSNL, MTNL: A panel of ministers today discussed the VRS proposal for BSNL employees among other issues for revival of state-run telcos, but no decision was taken.
“No decision yet,” Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal told reporters here after a meeting of the Group of Ministers (GoM) on revival of BSNL and MTNL. A news from Business Standard. Please Click here for link to news
2. MTNL rallies over 3% on refund proposal by government : The Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) rallied as much as 3.5 per cent in morning trade on Wednesday, on reports that the Cabinet on January 9 is likely to discuss refund about Rs 12,800 crore to state-run MTNL and BSNL which the telecom PSUs had to pay for wireless broadband spectrum in 2010 auctions . A news from Economic Times. Please click here for link to news.
|08.01.2014||Our pension issue will come for discussion and decision in the cabinet meeting which is scheduled to held on Thursday i.e. on 09-01-2014. As Sh. Kapil Sibal Hon’ble MOC &IT has assured us that the pension issue of payment by the government will be resolved , when our association representatives along with Com. M.K.Bagchi convener of United Forum met him on 26.12.2013 at his residence.|
|07.01.2014||GoM on BSNL, MTNL revival to meet on Jan 8:This would be the fourth meeting that the GoM would conduct on the issue: The Group of Ministers (GoM) looking into a revival strategy for Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) would meet on Wednesday.
This will be the fourth meeting by the GoM to discuss key issues regarding the possible revival of the two state-owned telecom service providers. It had last met on September 12 last year to discuss issues such as pension for MTNL employees and refund of broadband wireless access (BWA) spectrum fee to BSNL and MTNL after they surrender the airwaves. A news from Business Standard. Please click here for link to news.
|07.01.2014||TEAM Delhi circle held its CEC meeting on 04-01-2014 in room no.756 Kidwai Bhawan ND to discuss the agenda as already circulated. Our Senior Leaders Sh. R.C.Jain Vice President and Sh. K.C.Vats retired in month of OCT-2013 and Nov-2013 respectively. The CEC have felicitated Sh. R.C.Jain alone as Sh. K.C.vats could not attend the meeting due to ill health.Please see the details on Delhi Bulletin.|
|06.01.2014||Veteran Trade Union Leader and Advisor of TEAM Com. R.A.Rajapure’s mother passed away today at her 91 years. Com. J.S.Yadav, Circle Secretary, TEAM Mumbai, Com. K.P.Ravindra Kumar, AGS, TEAM, Shri. R.S. Kulkarni, ACS, TEAM, Mumbai along with several other members from TEAM, Shri. Kishor Kedar, GS, Workers’ Union, Several other members of United Forum also paid homage to the departed Soul. TEAM deeply mourn and pray for the departed soul to rest in peace.|
|06.01.2014||GS along with Circle President ,circle Secy. CHQ office bearers , Circle office bearers of TEAM & com.. M.K.Bagchi convener of United front of Association and Union of MTNL , Com. S.S.Nanda GS RTOWA, Com. S.N.Panday vice president RTOWA and Com. D.C.Sharma Organizing Secy. RTOWA met Sh. Milind Deora Hon’ble Minister of State (C&IT) . CMD MTNL Sh. A.K.Garg was also present in the meeting. We have thanked Shri Milind Deora ji for his all out support in resolving the issue of payment of pension to DOT employees & officers absorbed in MTNL by the Govt. at par with BSNL. We have also expressed our sincere thanks on behalf of seventy thousand of MTNL employees’ families for settling this issue.
Shri MIlind Deora Hon’ble Minister of state (C&IT) has informed that this issue will be finally resolved to the satisfaction ofMTNL employees in the ensuing cabinet meeting which is likely to be held on 09.01.2014.Shri Milind Deora ji has informed us that the person behind this success is Shri Bhai Jagtap MLC , Chairman of United Forum of MTNL Unions and Associations of Delhi and Mumbai & patron of TEAM.We have also expressed our sincere thanks to Shri Dr. Dinesh Arora PS and Sh. D.K.Rana Addl. PS of Hon’ble Minister of State (C&IT) for their cooperation & help in resolving this long pending issue of pension of MTNL employees by Government of India.Please click here for photos of the occasion.
|04.01.2014||MESSAGE FROM GS….
FELICITATION BUT FOR WHAT ???
Felicitation of Hon. Minister(C& IT) for settlement of MTNL pension issue is being organized on 6th Jan 2014, by over-zealous organization. But is MTNL pension issue already settled ? NO, NOR it is going to be settled by 6th JAN 2014 because MTNL pension issue is likely to be discussed in the Cabinet meeting Scheduled earliest on 9th Jan 2014.
Then why is this felicitation being held now ? This is simply because the organizers of the felicitation ceremony are over worried only to show and mislead the MTNL employees that they are the “vanguard” in MTNL pension movement.
By doing so, they want to hide the fact that it is their organization/association, who at one crucial moment gave their consent to CMD, MTNL to bring Pension trust for MTNL pension which, MTNL employees are fighting and opposing tooth and nail against the pension trust.
These people, so called Trade unionist, feel that MTNL employees are fool and they can be carried away by launching such DRAMAS.
WE CALL UPON ALL MTNL EMPLOYEES, PLEASE, TO WAIT FOR A FEW MORE DAYS. WHEN GOVERNMENT WILL FINALLY DECIDE DOT PENSION FOR MTNL EMPLOYEES. WE SHALL CARRY THE CORRECT INFORMATION TO YOU AT THE EARLIEST WITHOUT NECESSITY OF ANY DRAMA.
|04.01.2014||Hon’ble Minister of State Sh. Milind Deora granted a meeting at 13.45 hrs on 06-01-2014 at Sanchar Bhawan. We will discuss our Pension issue with him. Sh. Milind Deora Hon’ble MOS (C&IT) Who helped us in resolving our long pending issue of pension payment to erstwhile DOT Employees & Officers absorbed MTNL at par with BSNL Employees .|
|03.01.2014||It is informed to all of you that the pension issue did not come up for consideration in the cabinet meeting held on 02-01-2014 but the same is likely to come in the cabinet meeting which will be held on 09-01-2014. We request to all you kindly maintain the patience for time being.|
|02.01.2014||GS & CS along with office bearers of CHQ and Circle met CMD for New Year Wishes . CMD informed that the matter of Pension will come in today’s meeting of cabinet. The CMD has also informed that they have briefed the Hon’ble Minister of Communication &IT on the pension issue . CMD assured that the issue will be cleared by cabinet in today’s meeting.|
|02.01.2014||1) ED Delhi Issued orders for looking after arrangement for 6 SDE(Civil) to Ex. Engineers. Please see detail orders on Delhi Bulletin.2) ED Delhi issued a list of 48 Telecom Executives from JTO to looking after arrangement for the post of SDE. Please see detail orders on Delhi Bulletin.|
|01.01.2014||It is expected that IDA of PSU employees may be increased from Jan-2014 by 5% i.e. from 85.5% to 90.5 % depending upon the All India Consumer Prcie Index.|
TEAM Wishes you and your family
A very happy and prosperous
“May the new year
|GS TEAM & Convener United Forum Sh. M.K.Bagchi met Sh. Kapil Sibal to thanks him for approval of pension issue by Cabinet & same was released in Press Information Bureau. But there, we have been informed by Hon’ble MOC &IT Sh. Kapil Sibal that pension issue could not be cleared by Cabinet because of absence of SH. V. Narainsamy Hon’ble Minister of Pension & Pension welfare. But he assured that in the next cabinet meeting to be held on 02-01-2014 the pension issue will be resolved. Our sources have also confirmed the same.Please click here for photos.|