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12.3.08:The List of new Officer bearers unanimously elected in the 2nd Circle Conference held at Chennai on 10th and 11th March 2008. CLICK HERE FOR LIST.

12.3.08:SECOND CIRCLE CONFERENCE OF TAMILNADU CIRCLE:GS & President, CHQ were attended and addressed the OPEN SESSION on the occasion of 2nd Circle Conference of Tamilnadu Circle at Hotel Kanchi,CHENNAI on 10th March 2008. Sh. A.S. Egaya CGM TN Circle was the Chief Guest. Sh. R.Purushothaman CGM(STP) Chennai, Sh. P.K. Gupta Pr. CE(Civil) TN Circle, Sh. V.P. Gupta Pr. CE(E) TN Circle, Sh. S. Shanmuga Sundaram GM(Admin), TN Circle and Sh. G. Ravi, GM(F) TN Circle were the guests of honour. Circle Secretary of AIBSNLEA COM P.UDAYA SURIYAN & COM SANTHA KUMAR, PRESIDENT,Chennai Telephones & other Circle Secretaries of Sister Unions / Associations of TN Circle i.e. SNEA, BSNLEU, NFTE, FNTO & TEPU also attended & addressed the gathering and assured their continued co-operation in future.

Com. R. Guru Prasad President, Reception Committee welcomed the distinguished guests. Com. P. Venu Gopal Circle President has given the presidential address. Com. K. RAJASEKARAN, CIRECLE SECRETARY in his keynote address discussed the issues of Circle / All India level in depth.Com R.THINAGARAN, Asst.Convener,Reception Committee extended Vote of Thanks. Com. GS & President of CHQ also addressed the delegate session & replied all the queries of the members in the interactive session. A large number of members attended the OPEN SESSION. The OPEN SESSION was colorful & glittering. The Dias was decorated to suit the occasion. The election of New Circle body was also conducted and the following were elected unanimously : President :- Com. S. Shiv Kumar Circle Secretary :- Com. Veerapandian Financial Secretary :- Com. P. Mohan




21.2.08:Joint Forum met today and decided to defer the indefinite strike which was to start on 26th February 2008, based on the minutes of the meeting with Secretary, DOT held on 19th.

20.2.08:Circle Secretary's Circular on Circle Conference

18.2.2008:AIBSNLEA Tamilnadu Circle Conference to be held on 10th and 11th March 2008 at Chennai. Click Here for the notification

4.2.08:Click Here for transfer orders in AO/AAO cadre

1.2.08:Kerala High Court has quashed the orders reverting 1966 SDEs.
DOT has given clearance to BSNL for operating SDE seniority list Nos.4 & 5 making way for conduct of DPC for promotion to STS.

30.1.08:50% IDA merger for PSUs approved by Cabinet w.e.f.1.1.2007
Click Here for Field Training orders for JTO (Recruitment Year 2006)
Click Here for Field Training orders for JTO (Recruitment Year 2007)

27.1.08:CEC held at Chennai on 25.1.08 has decided to hold the Circle Conference at Chennai on 8th and 9th March 2008.


18.1.08:Circle Unions/ Associations of  Tamilnadu Circle discussed implementation of Joint Forum call against BSNL disinvestment and has chalked out the programme. Click Here for the Joint Circular.

14.1.08:Inter-SSA transfers in the cadre of JTO issued vide CGMT No.TSA/13-02/2006 dt. 14.1.08:

S.No Name From SSA To SSA
1 S.Duraikannu MA TR
2 K.Murugan TR TVL
3 A.Sasikala KKD DPI
4 Karuppudaiyan DPI SLM
5 P.Manivannan NLG CBT
6 M.Vijayalakshmi CBT PY
7 D.Indira TT TVL
8 S.Jayaprakash DPI VLR
9 P.Thirukumaresan ERD MA
10 M.Kannan KMB TR

5.1.08: Notification for Circle Executive Meeting at Chennai on 25-1-08 (Friday)

4.1.08:BSNL has issued a clarification exempting those who had opted for retaining the upgradation they got prior to 1.10.2004, from undergoing mandatory two weeks training. Click Here for the orders.

26.12.07: The much delayed orders diverting 500 posts of direct recruitment of JTOs to 35% quota for the years 2006 and 2007, as per BSNL decision of 2001, have been finally issued. Click Here for the orders.

19.12.07: DE Adhoc Promotion orders issued for 621 TES Group B officers.
SDE promotion orders issued for 177 JTOs under 75% seniority cum fitness vacancies.

18.12.07:Corrections in final seniority list of SDEs

14.12.07: CHQ President Com.Satyanarayana addressed a lunch hour meeting at Circle Office on 13.12.07, during his official visit to Chennai. AGS Com.P.Venugopal, ACS Com.V.Duraiarasan were present along with CS.  Circle President and Circle Secretary of Chennai Telephones also attended the meeting. Com.Satyanarayana elaborated in detail all the current issues and their position. There was a huge gathering and the meeting hall was jam packed.

13.12.07:Recovery of income tax in lieu of residential accommodation kept in abeyance.

6-12-07: Reversion in Seniority of 1966 SDEs: Case has been adjourned to 13-5-2008.
District Secreataries are requested to remind the administration for placing orders for AIBSNLEA diaries for 2008. If orders are delayed delivery of diaries are likely to be delayed further.

26.11.07:Our Trichy comrades met Hon'ble Minister Shri.Raja camping at Trichy on 24.11.07 and submitted a memorandum requesting Tamilnadu Government GO facilitating laying cables without delay for TNSWAN project. Click Here for the memorandum.
A memorandum was also submitted  on behalf of United Forum of Executives' Associations on the All India issues.

24.11.07:BSNL MOOTS DISINVESTMENT TO THE EXTENT OF 20%, IF MINISTER AGREES. Click Here for report by Economic Times

22.11.07 2000 Hrs: In view of the positive gesture shown by BSNL Management in terms of constituting the committee to address our charter of demands, including the decision to defer action on recruitment of Management trainees, United Forum has decided to call off the programme of mass Casual leave/Earned leave  on 23rd Nov 2007. Copy of the agreement

 Our future course of action and strategy will be decided and finalised in the joint meeting of Circle Secretaries at Hyderabad on  Nov 2007.

22.11.07: All Circle office-bearers and Branch Secretaries are requested to send their suggestions/opinions on the future course of action to be formulated for settlement of the demands in the present struggle and resolutions if any on the subject, direct to Circle President Com.P.Venugopal through FAX: 0427-2333100 or through mail so as to reach before 28-11-07, to enable Circle President to present our Circle's views in the Joint-CWC meeting to be held at Hyderabad on 30-11-07. Circle President can also be contacted over Cellphone: 94432 00304.
Circle Secretary will be absent from Head Quarters to attend the mandatory training at Ghaziabad from 26-11-07. In his absence, Com.V.Duraiarasan will act as CS as usual. He may be contacted in his mobile:9486103122.
Com.V.Duraiarasan will represent our Circle in the Hyderabad meeting.

22.11.07:All Branch Secretaries are requested to ensure 100% participation of our members in the MASS CASUAL LEAVE/EARNED LEAVE programme on 23-11-07. All should submit their leave request in the CHQ prescribed format by noon today(22/11/07) and the details may be given to Circle Secretary.

15.11.07:CS letter quoting the diary price
Circle administration has assured us to release shortly, JTO inter-SSA transfers in respect of those who have completed 2 years in a SSA.
As per United Forum call all members are requested to go on MASS CASUAL LEAVE/EARNED LEAVE ON 23rd November 2007, in protest against the administration's attitude against our demands.

14.11.07: Massive response to call for Dharna today.  Reports from SSAs indicate 80 to 90% participation. In Chennai also Dharna was held successfully with mass participation. Congratulations to all comrades.
CS has issued letters to all SSA heads, CGMs, TN Circle, STR and STP quoting the price for Executives' Diary 2008 published by AIBSNLEA. The cost  is Rs.125/- per diary including packing and forwarding charges. Branch Secretaries are requested to approach concerned authorities for placement of order. Orders may be addressed to Com.P.Mohan, Sr.AO (Corp.Audit), BSNL, Plot No.2, Sankar Nagar, Bajanai koil Street Extension, Nemilicherry, Chromepet, Chennai-600 044.
Tamilnadu Circle has decided to pay Rs.500 per connection as Honorarium for officials/officers, for bringing in new PCO connections.

2.11.07:BSNL issues orders that DOT letter dated 17.1.07 on final seniority of SC/ST TES Group B officers hold good, since stay in High Court, Madras has been vacated. Click Here for the orders.

1.11.07:All Branch Secretaries are requested to co-ordinate with other Executives Associations and make the LUNCH HOUR DEMONSTRATIONS on 2-11-07 and MASS DHARNA on 14-11-07, a grand success.

29.10.07:AGB of Karaikudi SSA Branch was held on 27-10-07. Com.M.S.Radhakrishnan, Secretary, Kumbakonam SSA, delivered the inaugural speech. Smt.S.E.Rajam,GM and Com.Muniyandi, Dy.GM of Karaikudi SSA participated in the Seminar held in the morning. Com.K.Rajasekaran, CS, and Com.M.K.Ganesan, ACS addressed the gathering. Com.V.Mohandoss, AO, Com.N.Subbiah, AGM and Com.Maria Joshphin Jothi, JTO have been elected as President, Secretary and Financial Secretary respectively. Congratulations to the newly elected office-bearers of the branch.
DE officiating orders have been issued.  Orders available in Circle Intranet.

24.10.07: AIBSNLEA and SNEA Circle Secretaries met Circle Administration and raised the issue of giving officiating in DGM grade as has been done in Karnataka and some other circles. Favourable consideration has been agreed to.  Unwarranted transfers in JTO grade under the guise of implementation of New Transfer Policy, done by GM, Madurai was also brought to the notice of the circle administration which has been requested not to implement the policy in the background of the objections raised by both the CHQs.

United Forum of BSNL Executives' Associations (SNEA(I), AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA ) of TN meeting held at Chennai decides to carry out the Trade Union Programmes in a grand success manner.

(1)MASSIVE DEMONSTRATION - 2/11/2007(FRIDAY)- in all the SSA Head quarters .

(2) MASSIVE DHARNA - 14/11/2007 (WEDNESDAY) - in all the SSA Head quarters.

At Chennai along with Chennai Telephones United Forum of BSNL Executives - Demonstration on 2-11-07 in front of the O/O CGM Chennai Telephones , Purasavakkam , Chennai and Massive Dharna on 14-11-07 in front of the o/o the CGM TN Circle Anna Road , Chennai.All the Comrades should participate in the programmes and make it a grand success.

16.10.07:IDA orders issued

10.10.07: PLI orders issued

8-10-07: As per the call from Joint Forum hold Mass Demonstrations on 11-10-07 focussing issues such as Financial Viability of BSNL, Pension, Absorption of ITS etc. Dharna is being organised jointly in Circle Head Quarters.

24.9.07:CAO Adhoc promotion orders have been issued by BSNL

20.9.07: BSNL issues orders providing STD and roaming facility to all service mobile connections and enhancing call limit to RSTC.

18.9.07:BSNL orders not to implement final seniority list of SC/ST officers of TES Group B issued vide DOT letter dated 17.1.2007

15.9.07:BSNL notifies Recruitment Rules for Management Trainees

13.9.07:Government finally reimburses Rs.9249 crores to BSNL towards licence fees and spectrum charges for the first five years upto 2005-06, as committed by it at the time of formation of BSNL. From 2006-07 no reimbursement will be made since the commitment was for only five years.

6.9.07:AIBSNLEA's presentation to the Pay Revision Committee (without comments)
AIBSNLEA succeeded in getting approved from BSNL Board the issue of Implementation of Transfer Policy of BSNL Executives. Congratulations !    to all comrades for success (Comment by CHQ). Click Here for the Finalised Transfer Policy

31.8.07:BSNL proposes to recover income tax dues in instalments with retrospective effect from the year 2002-03 onwards in lieu of stay in staff quarters which is considered as perquisite.  Click Here for the letter

28.8.07: CS has written to the administration regarding utitlising the man power plan posts of JTOs for officiating by TTAs. Click Here for the letter.
DE officiating orders issued.

26.8.07:DE officiating orders for the Man Power plan vacancies and retirement vacancies to be issued in a day or two.
Director (F) at Chennai on 23rd August while replying to a question said that CAO adhoc promotion orders will be issued in three days.

24.8.07: Click Here for BSNL orders on counting of residency period w.e.f. 1.10.2000 for the purpose of Time bound upgradation in respect of cadres whose pay scales were revised/upgraded after 1.10.2000.

23.8.07: Click Here for EE (Civil) adhoc promotion orders

13.8.07: Annual General Body meeting of Coimbatore SSA Branch was held on 11-8-07 under the Presidentship of Com.K.Thangavelu. Com.K.Thangavelu, a veteran TU leader was felicitated on his retirement last month.  Shri.Shahjahan, PGM, Coimbatore felicitated the meeting. Representatives of SNEA, NFTE, BSNLEU, TEPU and SCST Welfare Assoiation also felicitated the meeting and Com.K.Thangavelu. Com.K.Rajasekaran, CS and Com.R.R.Balasubramanian, ACS addressed the well attended meeting. Coms.D.Vanaraj, AO, R.Damodaran CO and N.Velusamy, AO have been elected as President, Secretary and Financial Secretary respectively. We congratulate the members and the newly elected office-bearers of Coimbatore SSA Branch.

6.8.07:CEC at Thanjavur on 18-8-07 notified.

3.8.07:Click Here for Time Bound Upgradation orders for JTOs in Circle Office

1.8.07: There was unwarranted delay in issue of time bound upgradation of JTOs in Cicle office. The issue was discussed with GM (A) today in detail. GM (A) has finally agreed to consider the points raised by us favourably.  We expect the orders to be issued in a day or two.
DE vacancies arising out of retirement, additional posts available as per Man Power plan, and vacancies due while considering transfer requests of those who have completed 2 years, are to be filled by officiating.  The issue was also discussed with the administration today.  Administration has agreed to take a favourable decision early.
Click Here for orders on raising of 25% LDCE quota to 33% for SDEs.
Click Here for orders rescheduling Departmental Qualifying examination for SDE/AEE (Civil/Electrical)
Click Here for orders on travel by private air lines while availing LTC - modification allowing reimbursement at rates applicable to Rajdhani/Satabdi express also.

27.7.07:Joint Forum decides to wait and observe the developments on GSM expansion till the first week of September.

23.7.07:Click Here for IDA orders

19.7.07:BSNL has placed the Advance Purchase Order with Ericsson for 14 million GSM lines at a cost of $80 per line. BSNL would place the APO for both 2G (14m) and 3G (3.5m) services, but the order for 3G equipment would be placed only after the policy on third generation services and spectrum availability is in place. The government had yesterday allowed BSNL to place the contract for GSM lines but curtailed it to 23 million lines from the original size of 45.5 million lines

13.7.07:The Times of India quotes a BSNL Association leader saying 'The letter is consistent with explicit verbal assurance given by Raja'.  The letter under mention is the letter given by Secretary DOT to the Convenor, Joint Forum on 10-7-07. Click Here for the TOI report.

11.7.07 / 5 PM: Joint Forum which met today afternoon has congratulated all for the successful completion of Strike.  Joint Forum will notify Indefinite Strike later. AIBSNLEA TAMILNADU CIRCLE CONGRATULATES ALL THE COMRADES IRRESPECTIVE OF CADRE FOR THE UNPRECEDENTED SHOW OF UNITY AND FOR THE TOTAL STRIKE MAKING A NEW HISTORY IN THE TELECOMMUNICATION TU MOVEMENT.

11.7.07 / 3 PM: Response for the strike has been extremely well throughout Tamilnadu. A meeting of the Joint Forum is on session now. Click Here for the Appeal given by Secretary DOT, yesterday.  Joint Forum had sought for certain modifications in the letter.


9.7.07:Programme stands as scheduled.

8.7.07:BSNL's GSM tender crisis - Today's News & Analysis from some websites.

7.7.07: Branches are requested to co-ordinate with other unions and association at local level for implementing the strike call including Dharna successfully. Branches may download this poster and arrange to display in all our notice-boards.
Orders on sanction of posts for various cadres under Man Power Plan 2006-07 are expected shortly. Branch Secretaries are requested to meet the respective GMs for submission of additional posts requirement along with justification to the Circle at the earliest, so as to enable the Circle to take up the matter with Circle Administration. Projection for requirement of DEs  has not been made by most of the SSAs and it needs to be done immediately.

6.7.07:Minister is reported to have invited Joint Forum for talks on 9.7.07 at 12 Noon. Click Here for a press report on 'BSNL hopes to end the impasse on GSM tender.'

6.7.07 1330 Hrs:Circle Association met GM (F) today and raised the issue of stepping down of pay of SDEs affected by the 1966 seniority case, in a few SSAs. GM (F) has agreed to issue instructions to the SSAs advising not to step down the pay of these SDEs till the outcome of the court case is known.

5.7.07:Joint Forum of BSNL Associations/Unions gives call for Strike on 11th July 2007 preceded by Black Badge Campaign/Demonstrations on 6th and 7th July and Dharna on 9th and 10th July, in protest against delay in procurement of 45.5 million GSM lines. If the issue is not settled the strike may be modified as Indefinite. Click Here for Joint Strike Notice.

30.6.07:Click Here for financial upgradation orders in Accounts & Finance cadres
Options for SDE officiating (additional posts) have been called for. Click here for the circular.

29.6.07:IDA increases by 0.9% from 70.2% to 71.1% w.e.f.1-7-2007

28.6.07:Click Here for posting orders of outsider JTO Batches 4& 5

27.6.07:CGM orders on Restructuring of Installation units.

25.6.07:Discussions were held today with PGM(O) on the final shape of transfers in Installation wing. A few minor changes have been made. Orders are likely to be issued tomorrow afternoon.  It has been made clear that the officers will be posted only to the HQs of SSAs. The officers will continue to report to the DEs Installation concerned for a few months before finally being taken in the strength of the SSAs.
DE officiating orders issued for another 90 days
Click Here for BSNL clarification on technical break of adhoc STS of Accounts and Finance wing

22.6.07:As reported by us earlier, Circle Administration has taken us into confidence on  a tentative list of transfers in both switching and transmission installation units, before issuing final orders. Requests to other SSA HQ have been considered. Among the 12 SSA HQs, where no option is available, the junior most according to the gradation list, from the nearby station have been transferred.  In cases, where there is no change of head quarters, postings within the station are yet to be decided. For further details, please contact Circle Secretary (Phone: 044-28520237, Cell: 94431 00950)

16.6.07:SDE Officiating orders for all those who were reverted yesterday, are being issued to day.   Cases of those who had completed two years will be considered along with officiating orders for additional posts.  Fresh options will be called for and the process may take another 15 to 20 days. 

15.6.07: Click here for 11875 to 13000 scale upgradation orders in Accounts & Finance cadre
Click here for 13000 to 14500 scale upgradation orders in Accounts & Finance cadre

14.6.07:Clarification regarding fixation of upgraded IDA pay scales in the grades of SDE/JTO (Electricals)

12.6.07:CHQ decides to postpone the agitational programmes with immediate effect in response to the appeal by CMD, BSNL. Click Here for the letter.
Click Here for SDE (E) to EE (E) promotion orders.

11.6.07:Circle Association today discussed with PGM (D), the issues arising out of the proposal to restructure circle installation unit.  One of the points raised was to allow those who had completed the tenure and had applied for release from Installation earlier to go back to the SSA/unit of their choice.  After some discussions, PGM has agreed that they can be accommodated in the SSA Installation of their choice first and can be  posted to maintenance work in the same SSA after some time, parallelly imparting training to others. He has also agreed to avoid disturbance to the maximum extent possible, when the officers could not be accommodated according to their options. We have emphasized that after years of toiling in the Installation unit, the hard working officers should not be left high and dry.  Various other points occupying the minds of our comrades  have also been discussed. PGM has agreed to take the associations into confidence before shaping up the 'restructuring' finally. NO BODY HAS BEEN EMPOWERED TO PICK AND CHOOSE OFFICERS FOR POSTING HERE OR THERE. ALL POSTINGS WILL BE BASED ON UNIFORM YARDSTICK.  IGNORE ALL  RUMOURS.

8.6.07:THE SUFFERING OF A RETIRED OFFICER: Com.Eswari, SDE, wife of Com.Ponnusamy, SDE, Coimbatore retired on voluntary basis a few months back. She was one among the 1966 SDEs whose seniority was revised downwards necessitating us to fight the case in Delhi High Court.  Citing the reversion, the authorities sought to alter her last pay drawn resulting in non-settlement of pension.  Even the pension papers were not sent from the SSA.  All efforts by her for settling the issue went in vain.  When the issue came to our notice, our circle association took up the case and pursued with GM (F) continuously and has been able to resolve the issue in a very short time.  She has received the cheque now.  Our sincere thanks to GM (F) and Coimbatore SSA administration.

5.6.07: AGS & President Com.P.Venugopal and ACS Com.V.Duraiarasan along with CS met GM (F) and discussed important issues relating to Accounts and Finance wing.  The issue of time bound upgradation of AAO to AO scale was discussed at length and finally GM (F) has agreed to do everything possible for issue of orders early.  Local officiating of AAOs as AOs will also be ordered early.
Circle Administration has proposed to restructure the Circle Installation unit w.e.f. June 2007 by making over minimum required staff to SSAs where installation officers are not available for carrying out switching and transmission installations in SSA.  Options have been called for from among JTOs and SDEs in Installation units to work in 12 SSA head quarters other than Madurai, Tirunelveli,  Salem, Coimbatore and Trichy. Some of the officers in these 5 SSAs may be retained in the present headquarters. Circle Association is already seized of the matter.  All issues arising out of this proposal would be taken up appropriately with the administration to protect the members. 

3.6.07:DDG (SR), BSNL's appeal (?) for withdrawing the struggle.

31.5.07:BSNL clarifications on Executive Promotion Policy

Orders for upgradation from 11875 to 13000 scale and from 13000 scale to 14500 scale in respect of Accounts and Finance cadres issued. Click Here for the list.

26.5.07:Consequent to circulation of All India Gradation List of JAOs by BSNL CO, GM (F) has agreed to our request for ordering local officiating of AAOs as AOs.

24.5.07:Circle Secretary is on leave from 25.5.07 till 3.6.07.  During his absence, Com.V.Duraiarasan, ACS will act as Circle Secretary. Cell Nos. for contact :  9443125649, 9486103122
DE officiating order for a further period of 31 days is likely to be issued tomorrow.

23.5.07:SDE Competitive Examination scheduled for 10-6-07 has been postponed to 15-7-07. Click Here for the orders.


19.5.07:Next date of hearing of Group A absorption case in Delhi High Court has been fixed on 11-7-2007.

13.5.07:Government opens doors to foreign companies for managing pension funds of central and state government employees. Click Here for details
BSNL issues clarifications that employees holding adhoc posts for more than a year need not be reverted to the substantive post before initiating disciplinary action under CDA Rules. Click Here for the clarifications.
AIBSNLEA notifies struggle programme. Click Here for the circular.

10.5.07:Click Here for clarifications from BSNL HQ on payment of perks
Click Here for clarification on local officiating in STS (Engg).

7.5.07:Time bound upgradation orders have been despatched from circle office to all SSAs other than Tuticorin (list received from SSA only today), Salem (Partially received) and Madurai & Coimbatore (not yet received). Orders are also pending for Circle Office staff.
Orders on Time bound upgradation from STS of ITS Group A to JAG scale   for 95 officers will be issued tomorrow.
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for Transfer and Postings in the cadre of AO/Sr.AO
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for Time bound upgradation orders for CAO to DGM  scale.

3.5.07:Time bound upgradation orders have been despatched from circle office.
A Special General Body meeting of Coimbatore Branch was held today.  Retired comrades Muthiah, ACAO, Dhandapani, Sr.SDE, POL and Arulraj were felicitated. Com.K.Rajasekaran, CS and Com.R.R.Balasubramanian ACS addressed the gathering.
Com.K.Rajasekaran, CS addressed the inaugural session of NFTE Tamilnadu Circle Conference at Coimbatore in the morning.

1.5.07:Time bound upgradation orders in respect of Circle Office, Thanjavur, Trichy, Virudhunagar and Nagercoil SSAs are also ready. Orders for all these units including those for which work had already been completed (information given in this site earlier) are expected to be issued from circle office in a day or two.
Orders on Time bound upgradation from STS of ITS Group A to JAG scale   for 95 officers are also expected in a day or two.

30.4.07:Click Here for transfer orders in the cadre of AO/Sr.AO, issued by BSNL CO.

27.4.07: Click Here for interest of service transfer orders in STS of Accounts and Finance services issued by Corporate office.
Inter-SSA transfer for JTOs issued. Click Here

26.4.07:Circle Association has written to CGM to implement officiating promotion to DGM posts, instead of the present looking after arrangement, as is being done in Karnataka circle.
The case of absorption of Group A will be heard on 11th May 2007.
DE Officiating orders issued for 142 officers. A few left out are likely to be considered.
DPC for Time bound upgradation from STS of ITS Group A to JAG scale is over for 97 officers. Orders are likely in a day or two.
Time bound upgradation orders in respect of Pondicherry, Salem and Kumbakonam SSAs are next in the pipeline.

25.4.07:Our protest action against clarificatory (?) orders issued by Circle on Time Bound Promotion policy has paid dividends.  All the clarifications have been withdrawn. Circle Administration has also assured that implementation of Time bound upgradation will be completed before 30.4.07. As a first installment orders in respect of Installation Unit, IMPCS, Vellore, Dharmapuri and Conoor SSAs will be issued tomorrow. Orders in respect of four or five other SSAs will be issued in another day or two.
Inter-SSA transfer orders for  15 SDEs have been issued on 21.4.07.
It is reliably learnt that Circle administration is seriously considering issue of DE officiating orders for a period of 30 days on the basis of old seniority (prior to 6.1.07) pending decision from BSNL HQ.
As per the call given by CHQ all branches are requested to send SAVINGRAMs on 26.4.07 on important issues affecting the viability of BSNL.

16.4.07: Motorola case dismissed as withdrawn removing the block for expansion of BSNL mobile services. Click Here for details
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for clarifications on JTO to SDE competitive exam to be held on 10-6-07.

12.4.07:Withdrawal of benefit of FR 22C for vertical promotion after lateral promotion of JTOs and SDEs - cases of stepping up of pay at par with juniors - DOT clarifies that anomalies arisen before 5.9.06 are to be removed as per orders prevailing at that time. Click Here for BSNL order.
Last date for submission of applications for JTO to SDE (Telecom) LDCE under 25% quota extended from 10.4.07 to 25.4.07.

11.4.07:Orders received from DOT vide its letter No. 6-37/205/TA I dt. 11.4.07 for payment of CGEIS amount. Early payment is expected.
Click Here for letter to CGM on issues raised in CEC at Salem.

10.4.07:Click Here for the clarificatory orders on Promotion Policy issued by Circle administration against which we have registered our protest.
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for the resolutions passed in CEC meeting held at Salem.
Modified orders have been issued by BSNL in respect of Com.B.Rajalakshmi (Sl.No 156 of Promotion Order) allotting TN Circle.

9.4.07:The Annual General Body Meeting of Trichy District Branch of AIBSNLEA was held on 7.4.07 at Trichy.  The Open Session was addressed by PGM, Trichy and other senior officers, leaders of various non-executive unions, Com.P.Venugopal, Circle President and Com.K.Rajasekaran, Circle Secretary. In the subjects committee, Circle President, Circle Secretary and Com.V.Duraiarasan, ACS delivered Special Address. Other Circle Office-bearers present felicitated the Conference. The attendance, both in the morning and afternoon sessions, was impressive, with members from nook and corner of the large SSA thronging the meeting hall.  Com.S.Venkatraman, Sr.AO,  Com.M.K.Ganesan, JTO and Com.S.Kannan, JTO have been elected as President, Secretary and Financial Secretary. We convey out heartfelt congratulations to the members and the newly elected office-bearers of Trichy SSA.

8.4.07: As decided by Circle Office Bearers' meet held at Trichy on 7.4.07, all SSA Secretaries and Circle Office bearers are requested to send protest telegrams on 9.4.07 to CGM, GM(A) and GM(F) against delay in implementing promotion policy. Black badge campaign is to be held on 13-4-07. Text for Telegram: "WITHDRAW CLARIFICATORY ORDERS ISSUED ON PROMOTION POLICY VIDE CGM LETTER NO. TSA/10-129/2007 DT. 3-4-07 AND IMPLEMENT THE BSNL PROMOTION POLICY ORDER IN TRUE SPIRIT WITHOUT FURTHER DELAY".

5.4.07:Officiating orders for SDE (Elect) as EE (Elect)/SW (Elect) issued by Corporate Office. Click Here for the orders.

5.4.07 (1400Hrs): Click Here for JTO to SDE (Regular) posting orders for those who had been allotted Tamilnadu Circle.

4.4.07:A meeting of AIBSNLEA and SNEA jointly was held with the circle administration.  The associations have suggested  alternatives to avoid attracting contempt of court, regarding DE officiating orders.  Administration has agreed that if no decision is taken by BSNL till 10-4-07, our suggestions will be considered and orders issued on 11-4-07.
Posting orders for the JTOs who were promoted recently and allotted to Tamilnadu Circle, will be issued shortly. Our request for posting them in their own units/SSAs has been agreed to.

4.4.07: (1300 Hrs) As per our request to sort out the DE officiating issue to the extent possible at circle level itself, administration has called both associations for discussion today afternoon

3.4.07:Members are repeatedly making queries regarding officiating orders in DE, since various rumours are doing round.  The real status of the issue is that some officers have obtained a interim stay in Principal CAT, Delhi on the final seniority list of SC/ST officers of TES Group B issued on 17.1.07. This has been communicated to BSNL by DOT vide its letter No.15-15/2003/STG-II dt. 16.3.07.  BSNL is yet to take a decision on this issue.  Pending decision by BSNL, there is no likelihood of orders being issued for DE officiating.

31.3.07:The monthly General Body meeting of Kumbakonam Branch was held on 29.3.07 at Kumbakonam. Com.V.Duraiarasan, ACS delivered the special address. Com.P.R.Sethuraman, JTO, a leading member of the branch, who is to retire today, was felicitated in the meeting. The meeting was attended by almost all the members of the branch, a couple of members alone absent, being out of station for training.

27.3.07:The Second Annual General Body meeting of Trichy Branch will be held on 7th April 2007 in Hotel Ajantha, Trichy.  The Circle Office-bearers meeting will be held, as per the decision of the Salem CEC, on 7th April  2007. The venue of the meeting is also Hotel Ajantha, Trichy.
BSNL has called for option from GM/DGM/DE/SDE/JTO to form core groups in GSM/Broad Band/IT areas.  Click Here for the circular. Last date for receipt of applications in prescribed proforma is 2-4-07.

22.3.07:Coms.Ajeetha, Salammal R, Sellammal R and Thamilarasi M who had been allotted to other circles on promotion as SDE Telecom, have been reallotted to Tamilnadu Circle.

15.3.07:Click Here for JTO to SDE seniority cum fitness quota promotion orders.    Pages 1-6        Pages 7-12    Pages 13-19

14.3.07:BSNL decides in its Board meeting held on 21.2.07 that there is no 'concession' in the matter of accommodation provided by it to its employees, thus putting an end to the issue of taking it as 'perquisite' for the purpose of calculating Income Tax.  Click Here for the orders.

13.3.07:Click Here for BSNL orders on doubling of Transport allowance to handicapped Executives.

9.3.07:Click Here for posting orders of Batch No.1 of JTOs (Outsiders)
Click Here for posting orders of Batch No.2 of JTOs (Outsiders)

8.3.07:Click Here for JTO to SDE officiating orders for additional posts
Click Here for proposed New transfer policy of BSNL

7.3.07:Click Here for the modified interim order of Delhi High Court on the seniority case of 1966 SDEs.

5.3.07: CEC meeting held at Salem on 3.3.07 decides to hold next Circle Conference at Thanjavur.
Com.S.S.M.Jamaludeen, CAO, Com.S.Ganapathi, AO and Com.Michael Antony, JTO have been elected President, Secretary and Finance Secretary of Salem SSA.
Com.P.Natarajan Sr.AO, Com.T.P.Sampathkumar, JTO and Com.K.Pandian, SDE have been elected President, Secretary and Finance Secretary of Dharmapuri SSA.  Congratulations to the new office bearers of Salem and Dharmapuri SSA.
Five weeks JAO Phase II training to Departmental candidates qualified from SA/JA cadre against 10% quota to start from 9th April 2007. Coms.P.Srividhya and Jayashri L Narayanan of Tamilnadu circle ordered to undergo the training at RTTC, Trivandrum

4.3.07: Circle Executive Meeting of AIBSNLEA Tamilndu Circle held at Salem on 3.3.07 under the Presidentship of Com.P.Venugopal. Fruitful deliberations and resolutions on various matters of concern were the highlights of the meeting. AGB meetings of Salem and Dharmapuri District Branches were also simultaneously held. Details to follow....
Implementation of Closed User Group of Service mobile telephones in Tamilnadu LSA has been done w.e.f. 1.3.07.  Now, calls within this group are free of charges. Programming for change from 225 to 525 plan is on progress.

28.2.07: Revised vigilance clearance procedure circulated by BSNL. Circle Vigilance Heads can now issue vigilance clearance for all purposes upto level of JTOs and equivalent cadres and for the purpose of local officiating/time bound upgradation from SDE and equivalent cadre upto STS/Sr.SDE.
Click Here
for amendment to the Policy for provision of RSTC and Service Mobile connection allowing Plan 525 and CUG facilities with certification beyond prescribed limits.

26.2.07:The venue for the CEC meeting will be Vasavi Subiksha Hall, Vasavi Mahal Road, Near Palace Theatre/Eswaran koil, Salem Town.
Non-executives officiating in Executive posts are now eligible for higher rates of perks. Click Here for the order

10.2.07:Click Here for notification of LDCE for SDE Telecom

9.2.07:Click Here for Notification for Circle Executive Meeting at Salem on March 3rd 2007.
Circle Secretary is on leave from 10.2.07 for 15 days.  During his absence, Com.V.Duraiarasan, ACS will act as Circle Secretary. Cell Nos. for contact :  9443125649, 9486103122

5.2.07: Com.S.Devanathan, Retired AGM, Circle Office and a veteran Trade Union leader who had led JETA and TESA for many years, has passed away today morning after sudden illness.  We convey our grief and extend our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.

4.2.07: A special meeting of Chennai AT/Installation branch was conducted on 1.2.07. Com.S.Ratnasubramanian, CWC Member addressed the meeting and gave an elaborate analysis of the Promotion Policy.
Com.K.Rajasekaran, CS, addressed a special meeting of Vellore branch on 3.2.07 and explained in detail the plus and minuses of the Promotion Policy.
A Special meeting of Kumbakonam Branch was held on 3.2.07. Com.Sivakumar COS and Com.R.R.Balasubramanian, ACS addressed the meeting and explained the lengthy history of the promotion policy and its final shape now.  Resolutions for drastic changes in the policy, as per our initial proposals, have been passed in the meeting. All the three meetings were well attended.

2.2.07:JTO Telecom to SDE Telecom promotion orders was expected to be issued today.  It did not materialise due to last minute technicalities.  The orders are expected to be issued tomorrow although it is a saturday. Around 450 JTOs alone (in OC) are expected to be promoted. This means there will still be left outs in 1992 batch.
Processing for officiating arrangement in SDE for additional vacancies for which options were called for is almost over.  Orders could be issued as soon as vigilance clearance is received.

25.1.07:Click Here for Calculations on First Time Bound Promotion as on 1.10.2004 and consequent arrears.

19.1.07: Click Here for Inter-SSA transfer orders in JTO cadre
Click Here for TTA to JTO posting orders.

18.1.07: Orders on Promotion Policy issued. Click Here for the orders.
TTA to JTO posting orders likely to be issued in a day or two.

16.1.07:Orders issued for payment of IDA at the rate of 68.8% w.e.f.1.1.07.

12.1.07:The case of seniority of 1966 SDEs came up hearing today. It has been adjourned to 26th February, 2007.
Orders on Promotion Policy which was expected to be issued today, has not been issued reportedly due to non-completion of some formalities of communication to DOT.  The same is expected to be issued next week.

30.12.06:AIBSNLEA diaries have been despatched  directly from Delhi through Transport Corporation of India Limited, to all units which have placed orders. LRs have been sent by courier to the officer wSNLEA CHQ we are extending moral support to the indefinite strike by Central PSU executives

19.12.06:SDE and DE officiating orders issued. Copy of the orders available in Tamilnadu Intranet site.

18.12.06 (1300 Hrs):In continuation of the joint letter given by AIBSNLEA and SNEA, Tamilnadu Circle, both the Circle Secretaries met Circle Administration today and insisted immediate release of officiating orders for SDEs and DEs.  Administration has agreed to issue officiating orders for both SDEs and DEs for one month period, as a temporary arrangement. Regularisation will be done within a month.  Orders are expected this evening.

12.12.06:AGB meeting of Chennai STP Branch was held on 6.12.06. Com.K.Rajasekaran, Circle Secretary and Com.K.Balasubramanian, CWC Member addressed the large gathering. Com.V.Rajendran, CAO, Com.V.M.Sivagnanam, SDE and Com.T.B.Manohari, Sr.AO have been elected as President, Secretary and Finance Secretary respectively. Congratulations to the members and the new office-bearers of the branch.

7.12.06: Click Here for orders on appointment of JAO on probation - TN Circle
Click Here for orders on appointment of JAO on probation - STR and STP

6.12.06:70 TTAs from TN Circle, CHTD (Chengalpattu SSA), STR and STP are ordered to undergo field training before regular appointment as JTO. Out of 78 posts, 6  ST vacancies remain unfilled and 2 posts have been reserved for those who have already completed field training. Click Here for the order.

24.11.06: Inter-SSA request transfers ordered in TES Group B, vide CGM Lr.No.TSA/11-13/2005 dt. 24.11.06: (As per the transfer policy, requests of those who have completed 2 years of service in present SSA as on 31-8-2006)

Sl.No Name SSA working SSA transferred
1 R.Santhanalakshmi Trichy  Chennai
2 V.Venkatasubramaniam Dharmapuri Chennai
3 G.Mahadevudu Vellore Chennai
4 S.Kathirvelraj Trichy Chennai
5 K.Sengodan Erode Chennai
6 A.Jyotirmalingam Nagercoil Coimbatore
7 R.Chinnathambi Dharmapuri Erode
8 Kala Vivekanandan Turicorin Nagercoil
9 R.Ratnavelu Dharmapuri Salem
10 M.Haja Allaudin Kumbakonam Thanjavur
11 P.V.Rajasekar Madurai Tirunelveli
12 N.Nallaperumal Salem Tirunelveli
13 W.Praveenkumar Nilgris Tirunelveli
14 M.Kuppusamy Nilgris Trichy
15 T.Palanisamy Dharmapuri Erode
16 A.Ramakrishnan KaraikudiT.Palanisamy Dharmapuri Erode
16 A.Ramakrishnan Karaikudi Tuticorin

28.10.06: Click Here for Circle Secretary's letter calling orders for supply of AIBSNLEA Dian" color="#FF0000">GSM MOBILE SERVICE CONNECTION TO ALL EXECUTIVES & ENHANCEMENT OF FREE CALL LIMIT RSTC-ORDER ISSUED TODAY

As per order, (a) The Executives will be given Post-Paid GSM Mobile connection under scheme of Rs. 225 plan limited to 1) Rs. 300 talk time for JTO/JAOs and equivalent cadres  and ) Rs. 500 talk time for SDEs/DETs and equivalent cadres .

(b) The Free calls limit on residence landline telephone connection of BSNL Executives  enhanced from 500 calls to 600 calls for JTOs/SDEs and equivalent cadres  from 550 calls to 800 calls for DETs and equivalent cadres  per month.

Click Here for a comparison statement of the Recommendations on Time Bound Promotion policy, by HLC, by Bhave Committee and by Secretary, DOT.     It would be seen that no substantive change has been proposed either by Bhave Committee or Secretary DOT in the recommendations of High Level Committee, on the basis of which orders were about to be issued on 18.10.2005 but were withheld due to referring of the issue to DOT by another association.  THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO JUSTIFICATION FOR THE ONE YEAR DELAY WITHOUT ANY IMPROVEMENT IN THE SCHEME.

11.10.06:Circle Office-bearers made a courtesy visit to the new CGM TN Circle, Shri.Yeggiah and CGM STR Shri.Ragavan. Madurai issue was raised in the meeting with CGM STR who has assured early settlement. Later, various issues were discussed with GM (A) and GM (F). The issue of granting respective pay scales for officiating JTOs and  JAOs was raised.  It was decided to take up the issue at corporate office/CHQ level.

7.10.06:Secretary DOT returns back to BSNL, the Promotion Policy, after the presentation on 6.10.06. Orders are likely to be issued within a week.

2.10.06:The Annual General Body meeting of Vellore SSA was held on 27.9.06 under the Presidentship of Com.Karthikesan, President, in a very grand manner.  Com.K.Rajasekaran, CS, Com.Duraiarasan, ACS and Com.V.K.Paramasivan, CWC member participated and addressed the conference.  Com.V.Desigan, CAO, Com.Sambandam, DE and Com.O.Pandi, JTO have been elected as President, Secretary and Finance Secretary respectively.  We convey our heartiest congratulations to the new office-bearers and the members of the branch.

25.9.06:All Branch Secretaries are requested to collect arrears of subscription and donation as notified by CHQ and to remit quota upto September 2006 and the donation well in advance before the CWC meeting at Bhubaneswar on 14th and 15th October 2006.

22.9.06:The Annual General Body meeting of Kumbakonam SSA was held on 17.9.06 under the Presidentship of Com.Ilayaperumal, President, in a very grand manner. GM and DGM, Kumbakonam addressed the Open Session and shared their concern over the dangers faced by BSNL and the role of the executives in facing the challenges.  Com.Ilayaperumal, Branch President who is to retire on 30.9.06, was felicitated and honoured.  Com.K.Rajasekaran, CS and Com.V.K.Paramasivan, CWC member participated and addressed the conference.  Com.Sivakumar, Com.M.S.Radhakrishnan and Com.Christopherraj have been elected as President, Secretary and Finance Secretary respectively.  We convey our heartiest congratulations to the new office-bearers and the members of the branch.
Circle Secretary spoke to CGM STR Chennai on the relieving of SDEs from Kodaikanal and Rameshwaram and transfer of JTOs Chengalpattu who are at the verge of retirement, to Chennai.  CGM has assured that the SDEs would be relieved soon and the case of transfery.  We convey our heartiest congratulations to the new office-bearers and the members of the branch.
Circle Secretary spoke to CGM STR Chennai on the relieving of SDEs from Kodaikanal and Rameshwaram and transfer of JTOs Chengalpattu who are at the verge of retirement, to Chennai.  CGM has assured that the SDEs would be relieved soon and the case of transfer of JTOs, CPT is receiving his attention.

20.9.06:Bonus orders issued. All irrespective of absorbed or non-absorbed, will get 1.4 times of basic pay as bonus subject to a minimum of Rs.7000/- in respect of non-executives and a minimum of Rs.10000/- in respect of executives and a maximum of Rs.25000/- to both executives and non-executives. Click Here for the orders.

19.9.06: It is learnt that BSNL Board has cleared payment of 1.4 times of basic pay as Bonus for this year.  It is most likely that there will be no ceiling on payment this year. Orders expected in a day or two after clearance from DOT.
It is also learnt that BSNL Board has cleared the Promotion Policy for Executives.  Orders expected shortly.
Orders on enhancement of free call limit and cellphone facility to all Executives are expected to be issued to day.

Click Here for copy of the BSNL orders.
2. Transfer and Postings of JTOs to IMPCS


22.8.06:A meeting with all unions/associations was convened by the Circle Administration on 19.8.06 urgently.  The most alarming trend of surrender of landlines in thousands throughout the circle was discussed in detail.  Some important decisions on remedial actions have been taken.  Similar meetings are likely to be conducted in SSA level also.  Apart from raising concern over related issues Branches should take pro-active participation in implementing decisions taken.  Members may write to Circle Association about innovative ideas they may have to arrest this alarming trend of surrender of landlines and on improvement of conditions to retain and to attract both landline and cellular customers.

21.8.06: ALL BRANCH SECRETARIES ARE REQUESTED TO ENSURE THAT THE MASS DEMONSTRATION ON 23rd AND MASS DHARNA ON 30th AUGUST 2006, AS PER THE CALL GIVEN BY CHQ, ARE ORGANISED SUC important decisions on remedial actions have been taken.  Similar meetings are likely to be conducted in SSA level also.  Apart from raising concern over related issues Branches should take pro-active participation in implementing decisions taken.  Members may write to Circle Association about innovative ideas they may have to arrest this alarming trend of surrender of landlines and on improvement of conditions to retain and to attract both landline and cellular customers.


19.8.06:Perks orders are again delayed reportedly due to some technical reasons requiring clarification by the Board.

14.8.06: AIBSNLEA CHQ notifies MASS DEMONSTRATIONS on 23-8-06 and MASS DHARNAS on 30-8-06 to press settlement of all pending issues. Click Here for the notification.

7.8.06:DE officiating orders issued


Circle Executive Committee of Tamilnadu AIBSNLEA met at Coimbatore on 29-7-06 under the Presidentship of Com.P.Venugopal, President.  Com.Athani, Organising Secretary (South) represented the CHQ.  The report submitted by Circle Secretary was approved unanimously. Click Here for the report.  Except a very few SSAs, all SSAs were represented.  In the organisational review, the Branch secretaries and Circle office bearers spoke on various issues of concern to the members and the Association.  Resolutions were passed unanimously on these issues.  Click Here for the resolutions.  Com.Athani delivered the Special Address. The arrangement for the meeting had been done by Coimbatore comrades in such a wonderful manner, that attracted appreciation from all the participants.  On behalf of the Circle Association we express our heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to Coimbatore comrades.

31.7.06:Finally Perks has seen the light of the Day. BSNL Board in its meeting held in the evening today, has cleared Perks to BSNL Executives.

24.7.06: Joint Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations of Tamilnadu Circle and Chennai Telephones met today and decided to conduct successfully the Joint Programme starting with MASS DEMONSTRATION on 27.7.06.Click Here for the Circular. All branches are requested to co-ordinate with the local unions/association for success of the programme.

19.7.06: Options called for DE officiating. Letter available at Intranet.
GS Com.Prahlad Rai and AGS Com.Venugopal addressed well attended meetings at Vellore on 17.7.06 and in Chennai Circle Office on 18.7.06 and explained the present status of various issues.
General Body meeting of Madurai Branch is scheduled for 22-7-06.

16.7.06:1. Orders issued for promotion of 100 SDEs as Sr.SDEs who have completed 12 years as on 30th June 2006, in STR.
2. Around 22 DE posts are likely to be filled up by officiating promotion after calling for option.  Transfers of those who have completed 2 years in the particular station will also be considered while ordering officiating promotions.
3.GS Com.Prahlad Rai will address a Branch meeting at Vellore on his visit for attending the Open Session of FNTO AIC on 17-7-06. Com.Rai will also address a lunch hour meeting in Circle Office, Chennai on 18-7-06.