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       CWC Resolutions.  <letter>>

   
23-04-14 Meeting with Director (HR& EB)--GS along with CS met Dir (HR) on 21-04-14 and gave him the letter of resolutions of CWC and had a brief discussion on it, and also discussed some issues like RRs for promotion from AM(HR)/Mktg/legal/CS to DM, medical OPD for working spouse. His response was assertive. He said that issued raised in the resolutions can be implemented if company's revenue is increased. He sought the support and cooperation of the Association to successfully implement Maharastra surveillance project of Rs 1000 crore for which 6000 surveillance cameras are to be installed in Mumbai . He said that one more project of  Rs 800 crore  is also expected in the days to come. Association stressed that officers are ready to go to any extent to see the company's old glorious days, but funds for maintenance, proper strategy and planning is extremely  required to ensure increase in revenue. Director said that he is working in this direction  and will require Association's support and co operation.
   
22-04-14  GS writes to CMD to convey the decisions and resolutions of CWC meeting. <<letter>>
   
22-04-14 CS Delhi writes to ED Delhi regarding frequent cable break down due to theft/digging by other civic agencies and non-availability of adequate funds for mtce of network.<<letter>>
   
21-04-14 Corporate Office replies the letter of GS MEA on fresh option for combined pension scheme to pro-rata optee employees. <<l corporate office etter>>
   
21-04-14 GS along with CS & CT met Jt GM(HR) for follow up action on the issues of Civil ACP case, left out seniority cases, JAO seniority case, Hindi cadre promotion case, grievances of medical policy etc. Ist meeting of  the committee to look into the promotion cases of Official language cadres is scheduled to be held on 25th April,14
   
19-04-14

REVISION OF IDA W.E.F. 1.4.2014:

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

 <<<< click here for DPE order >>>>

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Resolutions on various issues will be sent to management shortly.

photos of the meeting will be uploaded shortly.

   <<<photos of cwc meeting>>

             

               

 

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

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

<<<<CEC photos>>

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

 

   
06-04-14 PMO replies to the letter of Secretary General NCOA regarding protection to PSUs for sustainability.<<PMO letter>>
   
06-04-14 Develop leadership pipelines at every level.

Today’s market environment places a premium on speed, flexibility and the ability to lead in uncertain situations. At the same time, the flattening of organizations has created an explosion in demand for leadership skills at every level

There is no time to delay.

The best-performing organizations are already on their way.A few starting points include:
•Engaging top executives to develop leadership strategy and actively govern leadership development.
•Aligning leadership strategies and development with evolving business goals
•Focusing on three aspects of developing leaders – developing leaders at all levels, developing global leaders locally and developing a succession mindset
•Implementing an effective – and unique – leadership program.
 
   
05-04-14 Meeting with Member (Services)---GS, Sh V K Tomar along with CP Sh S R Singh, CS Sh Sunil kumar & CT Sh Satyavir singh met Member (Services), DOT and discussed the issue of delay in issuance of DOT orders regarding payment of pension by DOT to the combined pension optees as per the pension notification dated 03-03-2014. We also brought to his knowledge that retired employees of MTNL have not been paid thier pension this month in the absence of DOT decision in this regard.He said the case is in process and orders will be issued most probably in a day or two. We also discussed the fresh option to pro-rata optees for combined pension and asked him to process the case to ger the decision from the appropriate authority.   
   
04-04-14 GS writes to GM(HR) to allot permanent staff  number to regular SDEs by removing JTO as prefix  from their temporary staff number. <<letter>>
   
04-04-14  

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

 

   
04-04-14 BBNL invites the application from MTNL/BSNL/DOT/Govt Organisations' retired officers for consultant in BBNL. detail terms and conditions can be seen on BBNL website www.bbnl.nic.in. Last date for application submission is 15-04-14.

<<click for advertisement>>

   
03-04-14

       WS-KB Division meeting

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

 

   
03-04-14                                 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                          <<click for cwc notification and agenda>>

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

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

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

Govt orders

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

 

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

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

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

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

<click for govt pension notification>>>

03-03-14     Congratulations!                                        Congratulations!  

                                      Govt Pension notification issued

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

               <<click for govt pension notification>>>

Kapil Sibal Zindabad                       A K Garg Zindabad                          MEA Zindabad.  

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

B) Merger of 50% IDA with basic:

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

DHARNA was very successful.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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Telecom business going through huge transformation.

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

 

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

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

  <<click for posting orders of these officers>>

   
01-02-14

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 <<<photos of the meeting>>>

   
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1--ITTM issues

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TRANSMISSION Area General Body Meeting- Felicitation of CHQ/Circle

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1. Sh. Kamlesh Kumar   CGM (D)

2. Sh. R.A. Gupta    CGM (O)

3. Sh. N.K. Mehta  CGM (EB)

We whole heartedly congratulate the Officers on their promotion

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

16-01-14

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

<<< BSNL letter>>>

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

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

Hon PCAT Judgment

   
09-01          !! CONGRATULATION !!                                          

Today cabinet approved  pension and BWA refund.

 Great achievment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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