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Check List/Forms of Pension Papers with regard to BSNL Voluntary
Change of option for deduction of
membership subscription to Unions/Associations
BSNL VRS 2019 : According
to preliminary reports, out of 104471 eligible employees, 78569
[ Group A-4295, Group B -9010, Group C-54994, Group D- 9936 and
Industrial Workers -334 ] have opted for BSNL VRS 2019.---1----2------3
Appeal for withdrawing proposed Lunch
Hour Demonstration on 04/12/2019.
Hon'ble Delhi High Court's
order on Contempt plea filed by ITSA on non payment of Salary.
Medical treatment in non empanelled hospitals under emergency
AUAB gives call for Lunch hour
demonstration on 4.12.2019 demanding immediate payment of
October and November salary.
Regarding October and November
Salary of ITS Officers working in BSNL : On
29.11.2019, Hon'ble Delhi High Court has ordered that the Salary
of ITS officers for October & November 2019, all their Personal
Claims, all recoveries made from their salary and contributions
like Pension Contributions are to be settled before 5.12.2019.
BSNL Voluntary Retirement Scheme-2019-
Notification of the scheme and circulation of guidelines to
facilitate the exercise of option by employees.
Pay Scale upgradation under NEPP of Motor
Consumer Price Index (IW) for
October 2019 : The AI CPI (IW) for October 2019 increased by 3
points and stood at 325.
Rajya Sabha - Question and Answer
Question : The Government has announced VRS
to BSNL Employees. BSNL was supposed to revise wages for its
Employees from 1.1.2017. But it has not been done.Has the
BSNL Management any proposal to give benefit of Wage revision by
merging basic wage and DA to the willing employees who have
opted for VRS?
Reply : Wage revision is an option
available. ButI would like the Honourable Member and the House
to know where we are finding it difficult to pay salary becuase
of these things, let me first revive it. Once revival is there,
surely, there is an option to be explored. But presently, my
whole stress is upon reviving BSNL and MTNL, infusing funds and
also VRS which i am focussing on.
Nomination of Nodal Officers respective to Schedule Tribe Caste
Scrutiny Committees of MH State
Office letter regarding
of candidates belonging to Halba /Halba Koshti/ Koshti caste/
community against vacancies reserved for the ST.
Government has no proposal to reduce the
retirement age from 60 to 58 years - Hon'ble Minister of
State in the Prime Minister's Office informs the Parliament.
Updation of mobile number of VRS-2019
optees for accessing of SAMPANN portal
Meeting with Director (HR) : The scheduled meeting between
Unions and Director (HR) took place on 26th at 1830 Hrs.
Director (HR) informed that the road map for functioning of the
company after VRS is still under preparation. He desired input
from the unions.
BSNL Voluntary Retirement Scheme - 2019 -
Frequently Asked Questions.
Director (HR) on BSNL VRS 2019
BSNL- Voluntary Retirement Scheme- Information regarding
competent authorities for acceptance of option if employees
belonging to Circle/SSA cadres.
Marathi & Hindi translations of FAQs of Voluntary Retirement
Office letter on grant of Financial Up-gradation of employees
under Non-Executive Promotion Policy.
corporate office has issued some more answers for some of the
frequently asked questions in connection with the voluntary
retirement scheme 2019.
Q&A in Lok Sabha on BSNL :
asked whether Employees have been taken into confidence before
finalising Revival Package, Government says IIM-A did
Loss incurred by BSNL / MTNL
REVISED LIST OF
EMPANELLED HOSPITAL IN MUMBAI AREA.
AUAB defers the Relay Hunger Fast from 20th to
Parliament Question Dy No. S 997"Retrenchment of contractual
worker of BSNL.
of Staff of BSNL/MTNL working on loan basis in DOT(HQs) and its
Retirment Scheme 2019-Notification of the scheme and circulation
of guidlines to facilities the exercise of option by employees.
Certain Grey Areas in BSNL VRS 2019 which need to be addressed
by BSNL and DOT :
Pension Revision : The Judgement of the
Hon'ble Supreme Court in IFCI vs Sanjay Behari case ruled out
Pension Revision in IFCI for VRS optees. Where as, for those who
retired on VRS in MTNL, pension was revised in 2012. Though
various VRS schemes do not follow same precedents, it has to be
clearly spelt out that, for VRS optees of BSNL, Pension will be
revised under Rule 37 A as and when Pay Scales are revised.
Commutation : Para 6.2(c) of BSNL VRS scheme
states that VRS optees shall be eligible for commutation of
pension without submission of medical fitness certificate up to
one year from date of becoming eligible for commutation. To this
effect, relaxation is needed in CCS (Commutation of Pension)
Rules 1981 and neither BSNL nor DOT has the power to relax.
Necessary relaxation has to be obtained to dispel doubts.
Payment of Pension, GPF : For months
together, BSNL has not deposited GPF recoveries & Pension
Contribution to DOT Cell. When AUAB leaders met CMD., BSNL on
7.11.2019, it was mentioned by CMD that special care will be
taken to clear such dues, atleast, of VRS optees. If these and
other dues are not cleared timely, delay will be there in
settlement of Pension, GPF, etc.
ITS officers seek to exit from BSNL, MTNL (but) demand
fair representation in BSNL board.
Head of C.O. MBI / TERM Cell, MBI/PN/NP & CCA Office MBI - Sub:
BSNL Voluntary Retirement Scheme 2019-Notification of
scheme &circulation of guidelines to facilitate.
<<<Click here for the
Pension Papers >>
scale upgradation under NEPP&EPP- timely completion
Retirement Scheme-2019- notification of the scheme and
circulation of guidelines to facilitate the exercise of option
by employees. Circulation for BSNL CO ND.
regarding competent authority for acceptance of option of
employees belonging to Circle/SSA Cadre
Frequently Asked Question. C.O. No. F No.
1-15/2019-PAT(BSNL)-Part Dated: 07.11.2019
No where in the BSNL VRS 2019 it is mentioned that the Scheme
will be a First come First served one. Ignore Rumors' spread by
vested interests. Let your decision be a well thought out and
Corrigendum issued by BSNL Corporate Office on BSNL VRS-2019.
notifies VRS-2019 and circulates the guidelines
Guidelines on VRS under Gujarat model issued by DPE.
(DPE O.M. No. 2(32)/97-DPE(WC)/GL-XXII dated
5th May, 2000) (i) The compensation will consist of salary of 35
days for every completed year of service and 25 days for the
balance of service left until Superannuation. The compensation
will be subject to a minimum of Rs. 25,000/- or 250 days salary
whichever is higher. However, this compensation shall not exceed
the sum of the salary that the employee would draw at the
prevailing level for the balance of the period left before
superannuation. (ii) Salary for purpose of VRS will consist of
basic pay and DA only. (iii) Arrears of wages due to revision
etc. will not be included in computing the eligible amount. 6.
The compensation under VRS/VSS will be in addition to terminal
(DPE O.M. No. 2(32)/97-DPE(WC)GL-XXXV
dated 8th December, 2000) 1. Whether allowances like Personal
Pay, HRA, NPA, Family Planning increment are to be included for
computation of ex-gratia? Basic pay plus DA only is to be taken
into account for computation of ex-gratia under VRS. 2. Whether
the post of the employee who has taken VRS is to be abolished?
There shall be no recruitment against vacancies arising out of
VRS. 3. Whether any arrears of ex-gratia are to be paid in the
event of pay revision being sanctioned subsequent to voluntary
separation? Ex-gratia will be re-calculated on the basis of
revised pay scale and the difference be paid. 4. Can notice pay
in lieu of notice and TA for settling in the Home Town or
elsewhere be paid to the employees who are to opt or have opted
for VRS? One month/three months notice pay (as per service
conditions applicable to the employees) may be paid. TA for the
employees and family would also be admissible to the place where
he intends to settle down after taking VRS. For this purpose,
the entitlement will include transportation cost of personal
effects and travelling cost of self and family members, as
admissible under the entitled classes. 5. Under the Gujarat
pattern, will the compensation for the balance service be
calculated @ 25 days for every year of service left?
Compensation under VRS modelled on the Gujarat pattern will
consist of salary of 35 days for every year of service completed
and 25 days for every year of service left until superannuation.
8. Whether PF, leave encashment, gratuity, notice pay, LTC are
payable to employees in case of voluntary retirement? These are
to be paid to the employees opting for VRS as per the provisions
of the relevant statutes and the service conditions. These are
outside the computation of ex-gratia on voluntary retirement.
(DPE O.M. No.2(32)/97-DPE(WC)/GL-LVI
dated 6th November, 2001) c) Under the Gujarat pattern, the
salary for VRS/VSS shall be calculated on the basis of 30 days
in a month and not 26 days. Consequently, the method of
calculation of ex-gratia for VRS and VSS shall be similar.
VRS FAQ VRS
DPE OM dated 08.12.2000
Consolidated instructions by DPE
Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Honble
Minister for Communications will meet the unions and
associations on 04.11.2019 at 15.00Hrs.
BSNL Corporate Office has
formed Groups / Sub-Groups for various activities related to the
Com. Gurudas Dasgupta, the former General Secretary of AITUC and
outstanding Parliamentarian, has passed away at the age of 82.
Com. Gurudas Dasgupta has immensely contributed to the cause of
the Indian working class movement. As a member of the Parliament
for long years, he has effectively voiced the issues of the
working class in the Parliament. He has also greatly contributed
to the united struggles, organised by the Central Trade Unions.
NFTE Maharashtra conveys its heartfelt condolences to his
bereaved family and friends.
O.M on Cabinet approval for the BSNL MTNL Revival Package
Committee formed to
finalise guidelines for VRS to the employees of BSNL & MTNL.
Office letters to Circles regarding 1)
Leave ac for aged 50 years and above is to be furnished
2 The svc book
BSNL REVIVAL PACKAGE:
CMD and all BSNL
Board of Directors met All the Unions and Associations in BSNL
to explain the BSNL Revival package approved by the Union
Cabinet on 23.10.2019. A presentation was given.
Highlights of BSNL Revival Package:
1. 4G spectrum
will be allocated administratively through equity infusion on
2016 price (Rs 14,155 Cr).
allotment by this calendar year as and when our network is
2. 18% GST of Rs
2540 Cr will be borne by the Govt.
guarantee bond for Rs 7,500 Cr (Rs 15,000 Cr for BSNL & MTNL).
Existing liability is 15,000 to 16,000 Cr.
payment of approx. Rs 14,800 Cr for about 80,000 employees will
be borne by the Govt.
of selected land/building for Rs 20,000 Cr (Rs 38,000 Cr for
BSNL & MTNL) in 4 years for i) debt and associated interest
payment and ii) funding for CAPEX/OPEX. Existing loan is Rs
6. Details of
VRS package which is very attractive comparing to the VRS
packages implemented in other sectors so far:
cost for 2018-19 is Rs 14,492 Cr.
savings through VRS for about 80,000 employees is Rs 7500 Cr.
formula: (Salary means Basic + IDA of the last month in service)
days salary for each completed year of service.
days salary for each remaining year of service.
for the remaining service.
Ex-Gratia due = [a) +b)] OR c) whichever is less.
Pension for the remaining period upto 60 years of age based on
the full pension (w/o commutation) of the retiring month.
Ex-Gratia due+ Pension OR Ex-Gratia alone for BSNL DRs.
of the salary for the remaining service calculated based on the
salary of the retiring month.
package = f) OR g) whichever is less.
Ex-Gratia amount to be paid = h) minus e).
Ex-Gratia will be paid in 2 instalments, 1st instalment
in 2019-20 and 2nd instalment in the 1st quarter
will be paid on attaining 60 years of age OR after 5 years of
retirement (for those below 55 years of age) whichever is
earlier with GPF interest rate. In case of death, gratuity will
be paid immediately.
Commutation of Pension will be allowed on attaining 60 years of
age OR after 5 years of retirement whichever is earlier. Till that time full pension will be paid.
6.vi. For the
deferred payment of Gratuity and Commutation of Pension,
relaxation in the CCS Pension Rules, 1972 is approved by the
Cabinet which will be separately notified.
option will be opened for a period of 30 days through ERP.
6.viii. E/L and
HPL settlement as per Rule.
7. BSNL and MTNL
merger in 18 to 24 months after addressing all the contentious
issues like debt, delisting of MTNL, pay & pay scales, promotion
etc. Initially MTNL will become a subsidiary of BSNL.
Reduction of retirement age from 60 to 58: It was part of the
proposal but final decision is not known. CMD hinted that if VRS
is successful then there is no need for reduction of retirement
age, otherwise Govt will implement 58.
expressed the hope that the entire VRS process can be completed
Finally CMD and
Directors requested all the Unions and Associations their full
cooperation and support in the implementation of the Revival
medical claim of kidney transplant Matching test--1.
Limited Customer Service Facility for
pensioner's counter proposed through Comprehensive Pension
Management System (CPMS) Portal.
move to revive BSNL, MTNL
2019 16:58 IST
Union Cabinet approves revival plan of BSNL and MTNL and
in-principle merger of the two
Spectrum of 4G to be allocated to the Telecom PSEs
Funding through capital infusion of over Rs 20,000 Crore
Sovereign guarantee for long term bonds of Rs 15,000
Crore Union Government to bear cost of attractive VRS
The Union Cabinet today approved the proposal for
revival of BSNL and MTNL by administrative allotment of
spectrum for 4G services, debt restructuring by raising
of bonds with sovereign guarantee, reducing employee
costs, monetisation of assets and in-principle approval
of merger of BSNL & MTNL.
The following was approved by the cabinet:-
allotment of spectrum for 4G services to BSNL and
MTNL so as to enable these PSUs to provide broadband
and other data services. The said Spectrum will be
funded by the Government of India by capital
infusion in these PSUs at a value of Rs 20,140 Cr in
addition; the GST amount of Rs 3,674 Cr to this
spectrum value will also be borne by the Government
of India through Budgetary resources. By using this
spectrum allotment, BSNL and MTNL will be able to
deliver 4G services, compete in the market and
provide high speed data using their vast network
including in rural areas.
BSNL and MTNL will
also raise long-term bonds of Rs 15,000 Cr for which
sovereign guarantee will be provided by the
Government of India (GoI). With the said resources,
BSNL and MTNL will restructure their existing debt
and also partly meet CAPEX, OPEX and other
BSNL and MTNL will
also offer Voluntary Retirement to their employees,
aged 50 years and above through attractive Voluntary
Retirement Scheme (VRS), the cost of which will be
borne by the Government of India through budgetary
support. The ex-gratia component of VRS will require
Rs. 17,169 Cr in addition, GoI will be meeting the
cost towards Pension, Gratuity and Commutation.
Details of the scheme will be finalised by
BSNL and MTNL will
monetise their assets so as to raise resources for
retiring debt, servicing of bonds, network
upgradation, expansion and meeting the operational
of BSNL and MTNL
It is expected that with the implementation of said
revival plan, BSNL and MTNL will be able to provide
reliable and quality services through its robust
telecommunication network throughout the country
including rural and remote areas.
BSNL, MTNL revival package: Sources
Media News: BSNL�s
revival plan hangs in balance as Finance Ministry bides its time
office letter to SSA heads regarding Completion/Update of
Service Book in respect of BSNL Executives/Non-Executives, who
are in the Age group of 50 years and above
News : DoT awaits FinMin views to
table Cabinet note on BSNL, MTNL rescue plan.
BSNL CMD expects
revival plan to be in public domain within a month
Corporate office letter
regarding Business Area ,
Letter from CMD BSNL
to all CGMs to update the Service Books of employees of aged 50
years and above.
Corporate office communication regarding decision to defer
the Hunger strtike on 18/10/2019 by All Unions & Associations of
AUAB decides to defer tomorrow's hunger strike,
after meeting with the CMD BSNL.
A meeting between the AUAB and the CMD
BSNL was held at 03:00 pm today. The Director (HR) and Director
(CM) were also present. The CMD BSNL assured that salary payment
would be made by 23.10.2019.
Further, he also informed that the
Cabinet is likely to take a decision on BSNLs revival package
within a week.
He appealed to the AUAB to defer the
hunger strike scheduled to be held on 18.10.2019.
After this meeting, the representatives
of the AUAB, present in the meeting, decided to defer the hunger
strike for the time being. It is also decided to hold the next
meeting of the AUAB on 30.10.2019, for reviewing the situation
and for taking appropriate decision regarding future course of
All Head of SSAs/Units in MH Telecom
Circle - Empanelment of Hospitals
Renewal of Empanelment of 4 hospials in Beed SSA
employees� union calls for hunger strike on Friday
of Hospital in Mumbai Area.
All Unions &
Associations of BSNL notice for Hunger strike on
18.10.2019 at BSNLCO, Circle/SSA HQs.
studying security threat of loss-making BSNL-MTNL privatization
AUAB gives call for hunger strike
on 18.10.2019 - . A
meeting of the AUAB was held today. After in-depth discussion,
it was decided to organise a one day hunger strike on
18-10-2019, to be participated in by the General Secretaries,
Circle Secretaries and District Secretaries, at the Corporate
Office, Circle and SSA levels respectively.
Together with this, lunch hour
demonstrations are to be organised at all the places on same
day, involving the entire Executives and Non-Executives of BSNL.
The AUAB will again meet on 21-10-2019, to
decide about the next course of action.
The following are the demands:-
1. Immediate payment of the September
2.Timely payment of salary every
3.Payment of contract / casual
labourers' wages and payment electricity bills and rentals.
4. Revival of BSNL by immediate
allocation of 4G spectrum, extension of financial assistance /
soft loan and approval for BSNL�s Land Monetisation proposal.
5.Settlement of 3rd Pay Revision,
Pension Revision and 30% Superannuation benefits. .
6. Immediate remittance of dues
towards GPF, Bank loan EMI, Society, LIC premium, etc.
BSNL Corporate office issued a Press Release on 10.10.2019
BSNL Crisis : Revival plan under government's ... - ET Telecom
Extension of Empanelment of Hospital in Mumbai Area. 1
order regarding engagement of contract workers
cases due to delay in submission of pension cases from units and
submission of cases without proper check
BSNL endorses DPE's order on IDA payable from October 2019
DPE Order for
IDA on Oct2019
Closing of BSNL Offices situated in
Maharashtra State in connection with Maharashtra Assembly
ask Prasad to make BSNL pay
Rs 3000 cr ...
partners Paytm to provide easy access to wifi zones across India
What other Associations
views/Reports on status of the Revival plan for BSNL
regarding engagement of contract workers and
expenditure/austerity measures thereof.
Parliament question Data regarding wages of contract workers.
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