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Membership Form

Edited and Published by P.UDAYASURIYAN, Circle Secretary

044-24359561/ Fax:24350900/ 09444404111/  Membership form






                B.GANESAN               V.GURUMURTHY                   P.UDAYASURIYAN


No.AIBSNLOA/ChTD/CEC/2014-15/04                                            Date: 21.11.2014

Dear Comrades,


Our 4th  Circle Executive Committee {CEC} meeting is to be held on 28th November 2014  and from  09:45 Hrs to 16:45 Hrs at

SC- HALL (1ST Floor),

JIVANA JYOTI, [Opp. Egmore   Museum]

107, Pantheon Road, Egmore, Chennai-600-008.

Phone No. 28194905/ 28193244/ 42145726

AGENDA as follows

1. Welcome address by Com. B.GANESAN Circle President

2. Introduction of Members.

3. Report by Circle Secretary.  4. Branch Secretaries Report.

5. Felicitation for our  Senior Comrades, [12-15 to 13.15Hrs]

1.     Sri.M.Ramdoss         - Circle Vice President & DGM(CP&MM)

2.Sri.K.Manivannan    DGM[SP]

3.Sri.B.Shivaji              – Divisional President (CHR&TAM) & DE DTTC

4.Sri.S.Mohan              - DE (CHR intl)

5.Sri.K.Raju                - SDE (Bldg & Elec-Circle Office)

                                           LUNCH   BREAK [13.30 to 14.15 ]


  1. Report by Finance Secretary.
  2. 15:30 hrs; Farewell for beloved Com.V.Gurumurthy_FS and Com.J.Badrinarayanan_ACS
  3. Executives’ Election issue       9. Any other important items

   10. Resolution if any             and           11. Vote of Thanks. (16:35Hrs)


All the Circle/Branch Office Bearers/ CWC and CEC Members are requested to attend this meeting without fail. Finance Secretaries are request to clear the subscription.


   Yours Comradely,




 Copy to :-    1. Circle Office Bearers   2.  CWC Member/CEC Members.

3. Branch President, Secretaries  & Finance Secretaries.  

Agenda click and take printout.....           



25/11/14: FLASH NEWS

In continuation of our website flash dated 24/11/14,BSNL CO has released order Today.

Congrats' to 1 to 7 & 1 to 8 chtd comrades for Revised and retention of Posting.My sincere Thanks to Our Co-CSs of AIBSNLEA & SNEA(I) FOR SUPPORTING THIS CAUSE.

Click and see CO order ......

24-11-2014: Today or Tomorrow Retention order is expected. -----------------------------------------------------------------
Status and from 24/10/14 to 03/11/14:

Comrades we are all worried about the recent deterioration of services in our circle. Circle Secretary met entire rung of Chennai Telephones administration in wake of prevailing Technical bottleneck affecting BSNL services on acute shortage of Engg Executives, CS urged upon Admn to take up retention for Sr. Executives waiting since July2014.This only can improve sagged QoS besides instill confidence to every field unit and will surely retain customer base atleast from current Quarter. Detail will be uploaded very soon.



Circle secretaries of AIBSNLOA & AIBSNLEA met CGM-Chennai Telephones on 17/10/14 and apprised him about the meeting with CMD on 13-10-2014. They have submitted a letter to CGM seeking his early and favourable decision with regard to retention of Senior Executives in Chennai. CGM agreed to initiate the process in three phases as per direction from BSNL CO namely

1. Retention of Executives on critical Medical grounds

2. Retention of 57+ cases on medical grounds

3. Retention based on need basis according to Field requirement strictly as per seniority.

Both the CS have urged the CGM & Sr.GM(HR&ADMN) to expedite the process since all the Senior Executives have already lost a sufficiently long period of leave and are becoming desperate. CGM & Sr.GM (HR&ADMN) appreciated our concern and the difficulties of seniors on leave and agreed to do the best possible in consultation with BSNL CO.

       The Joint Forum of Executives' Associations of  
                             Chennai Telephones
No.JF/CHTD/2014-15/CGM/07          Date: 17-10-2014
The Chief General Manager,
BSNL, Chennai Telephones,No.78.P.H.Road, Chennai-600 010.

Sub: Resume to Duty for DE/AGM (Adhoc)-reg.
Ref: Discussed with CGMs by CMD on 13/10/14.

The case of retention/re allotment of Executives promoted to DE Cadre have been under active consideration of Senior Management for the past two months. Hoping to get some relief, several Executives who have been forced to get relieved on 31st July 2014 are on leave and till date except assurances from the management for a positive approach no concrete actions seems to have emerged and these senior Executives majority of them being ladies have now become desperate.
In this regard we would like to recall a series of meetings the Associations had with our CMD and Sr.GM (Pers) at Chennai on 13-10-14 @14:35hrs. While CMD & Sr.GM (Pers) were positive in their approach, insisted a formal communication from the Head of Circle with regard to retention of genuine medical and Interest of Service cases. While the fate of those Executives who have been struck off from the rolls of Ch.TD was raised with the Sr.GM (Pers) by our CHQ leaders, the response was that the CGMs can still sponsor certain cases in the interest of service.
In lieu of the above facts, we kindly request your good self sir, to consider the cases of Executives who have been struck off on 31st July 2014 and could not join other circles due to various personal issues (and hence are forced to be on leave) in a sympathetic manner and write to BSNL CO for permanent retention of these Executives. Alternatively these Executives may be permitted to join Ch.TD as a temporary measure to end their agonizing wait and they can be given a target date (e.g 31st December 2014) by which time if no favourable decision is taken by BSNL CO with regard to their retention, they may be relieved from Chennai.
It is obvious that the 2nd quarter revenues of this Circle has come down due to lot of transfers, we cannot afford to make the same to continue further. Hence the Head of Circle is empowered to influence the BSNL CO for temporarily re-admitting (like CGM Tamil Nadu) these dedicated and hard working Executives as a stop gap measure till a final solution is arrived at and this action on your part will be a WIN-WIN situation both for the suffering Executives and for the Ch.TD Management to tide over this critical period and make a turnaround in the next quarter.
It is a well known fact that the CDR management system has been crashed two months before and could not be restored to the full function similar to that of July 14, only some data link required by field units are restored and not all link which was available during July 14. The officer’s in-charge of CDR Management have been transferred to other Circle. Likewise many examples can be quoted for the lack of effective function (at a crucial stage where implementation of ERP is fixed on 1st Nov14) due to the transfer of STS (Adhoc) officers on promotion to other circle.
It is requested to take necessary step in this regard with due consideration to put an end to this uncertainty situation.
Thanking you,
                                  With warm regards,

K.VAITHYANATHAN                          P.UDAYASURIYAN
(Circle Secretary-AIBSNLEA)          (Circle Secretary-AIBSNLOA)


Circle secretary met our CMD today at Le Royal Meridian Hotel in Chennai and requested for early and favourable consideration of postings and transfers of DEs to Chennai. CMD recollected the memorandum submitted by us to him on last Saturday the 4th October 2014 and agreed to take a final decision shortly after reaching Delhi Tomorrow(14/10) Sr.GM(Pers) who was also present during the discussion intervened and pointed out about the poor performance of ChTD for which our CS explained in detail with facts and figures that it is due to the shifting of experienced and senior officers from Chennai as otherwise the performance of ChTD for the earlier periods were much better.

CMD appreciated our points and informed that this is a critical issue as far as Chennai is concerned and it will be resolved soon. We requested our CMD to fill up the maximum possible vacancies that exists in Chennai as on date strictly as per seniority.



Circle secretary along with Com.V.Gurumurthy AIFS,Com.J.Badrinarayanan ACS & Com.S.Natarajan met Sr.GM(Pers) BSNL CO camping at Chennai and honoured him with a shawl. We also presented a memorandum requesting his immediate intervention with regard to Posting and Transfer cases of DE s pertaining to Chennai Telephones. Sr.GM(Pers) instantly recollected our meeting with him at BSNL CO in New Delhi along with our GS Com.Rakesh Sethi.

Sr.GM(Pers) reiterated his stand that Chennai is much better placed compared to other Circles as far as shortage in DE-Cadre is concerned and insisted that all should join the allotted place of posting.Sr.GM(Pers) also appreciated those officers who have joined other Circles. Our CS explained in detail the specific problems pertaining to Chennai Telephones and the need to retain STS Officers but Sr.GM(Pers) was in  no mood to relent. After our repeated request Sr.GM(Pers) indicated that review is possible only for a select deserving cases and others have to go or decline the promotion. Click and Read our detialed to GM pers .....


Circle Secretary has written and submitted a letter to CGM on 07/10/14 regarding Leads and Inputs to improve Chennai Telephones Market share and Revenue by proper deployment of personnel in CHTD.                                Click and read more.....

04-10-2014: Meeting with  CMD-BSNL at CHENNAI 

Circle secretaries of AIBSNLOA & AIBSNLEA met our CMD in the Hall of Inspiration today alongwith our ACS & FS and honoured him with a shawl and Bouquet. We also submitted a joint memorandum (Click here for the joint memorandum) requesting the kind intervention of CMD to resolve the Posting and Transfer cases of DE’s pertaining to Chennai Telephones. CMD gave a patient hearing of our views and admitted that it is a Burning Issue with regard to Chennai Telephones but at the same time he informed that the shortage in other circles are much more than Ch.TD and he has to take the overall interest of BSNL.

Further, our CMD also enquired about the number of Executives relieved in this order and their status with regard to joining in other Circles with special reference to Bihar. He has also informed that the CGM’s of other Circles are directed to post Executives from Chennai in major stations only.  Our GM (HR&ADMN) presented the full updates for the queries of CMD. Finally CMD has agreed to consider our request and assured to do whatever best is possible.

We convey our thanks to CGM-Ch.TD and GM (HR&ADMN) for arranging this interaction with CMD in the crucial juncture.


I convey my best wishes and Heartiest greetings to ALL, on the Happy &"14th birth anniversary of BSNL"....
Let us have renewed hope and move forward....
BSNL will flourish....
Yes!! BSNL will flourish....
Our Task this year will be achieved with Great Success....
************************************** Circle Secretary
30.09.2014:  Insrease in  IDA wef 1.10.2014:
According to calculations based on All India Consumer Price Index for June to August'14, IDA is to increase by 6.9% w.e.f. 1.10.14 from 91.3% to 98.2%.
Our Senior and one of our prommotive GSM-DGM comrade, N.Kulandaivelu , was honored by Circle Secretary along with Com.Pandian, DGM  NWO-I in his chamber on 30/9/14 due to his superannuation.
06-09-2014: Our CS attended the meeting of Unions and Associations with the Management, presided over by the CGM-ChTD held in connection with implementation on ERP in Chennai Telephones. After introductory remarks by the PGM (Finance) and CGM, our CS raised the issue of large scale Transfer of Executives from Ch.TD consequent to the recent promotion order and submitted that the Chennai Telephones Administration despite availability of sufficient vacancies did not evince interest as compared to other Circle Administration in retaining as many officers as possible. When we are at a crucial juncture to implement ERP this unhelpful attitude of the local Management is highly objectionable and condemning this action as a failure on the part of Management, our CS walked out of this meeting registering his protest.
********************************   [Few  rep..submitted to Sr.GM (pers)  by GS for Chance of circle/rtn]   
 On the morning of 5th September 2014 we met AGM (DPC) and AGM (Pers) and thanked them on behalf AIBSNLOA for their best effort in completing the DPC and releasing the promotion order for such a huge number of posts within the shortest possible time.
On the evening of 5th September our GS along with Com.V.Gurumurthy AIFS and Com.J.Badrinarayanan ACS attended the Circle Secretaries and CHQ Office Bearers meeting of SNEA at YMCA-New Delhi upon invitation from SNEA-CHQ. Our Team had a warm reception from the office bearers present and after a brief introduction from Com.G.L.Jogi, President SNEA, our GS addressed the gathering.
During his speech our GS while applauding the leadership of SNEA-CHQ for its dedicated efforts to resolve the issues affecting Executives of BSNL, recalled his long Association with SNEA-CHQ and insisted on unified approach on issues affecting cadre interest that will pave for greater interaction and understanding amongst the members of both the Associations. Com.G.L.Jogi & Com.K.Sebastin while appreciating the positive gesture of our GS assured that herein after both the Associations will work in tandem on all issues concerning the overall interest of Executives of BSNL.
On the morning of 4th September 2014, we met Com.K.Sebastin GS-SNEA and other CHQ Office Bearers of SNEA and impressed them on the need to find some relief to the affected Executives of Chennai through united approach. Com.K.Sebastin appreciated our concern and accepted that this is a burning issue in Chennai and assured us to meet CMD sometime next week along with AIBSNLOA office bearers to exert pressure on the Management to relent for providing relief to Chennai Comrades to the best possible extent taking in to consideration the shortage across BSNL.
On the evening of 4th September 2014, we met CMD-BSNL and submitted our views with regard to the recent promotion order that has caused lots of hardship to about 120 Executives of Ch.TD. While CMD agreed to our point, he expressed his dissatisfaction with regard to performance of Ch TD. Our CMD could not be convinced by the reasons put forth by us for the poor performance of Ch.TD. However when we assured CMD for an improved performance once the shortage is compensated by way of retention, he refused to entertain our request and insisted on promoted Executives to join their new assignments. Meanwhile CMD assured to ensure the place of postings of our Comrades in far off Circles like BR,WB,CHGR,JKND will be in major stations only that has direct connectivity to Chennai and he has also agreed to repatriate them back to Chennai at the earliest opportune moment without insisting for one or two years service stipulation. On our repeated request to consider some genuine cases of seniors and Ladies, CMD has agreed to consider those cases after discussion with Sr.GM (Pers).However CMD was not willing to provide any assurance in this regard considering the fact that Ch.TD is well placed with regard to manpower in STS cadre as compared to other Circles.
03-09-2014:  Our GS along our AIFS Com.V.Gurumurthy and ACS Com.J.Badrinarayanan met Addl GM (Pers) on 3rd September 2014 and presented the case of Executives of Chennai who have been recently promoted to DE Regular. Addl GM (Pers) while appreciating our concern advised us to meet the Sr.GM (Pers) and also agreed to recommend our case favorably. On the issue of two Ladies marked wrongly to WB Circle, Addl GM (Pers) immediately directed the AGM (Pers) to issue suitable modification to KRL Circle as requested by the officers copy of which was submitted by us in person.
Subsequently, we met the Sr.GM (Pers) who gave a patient hearing of the entire issue for about an Hour but expressed the opinion that the shortage in Chennai in STS cadre was only 24% against the national average of 33 % and more particularly the states like WB, BR, JKND, CHGR and PB are having shortage of over 50% and advised the officers of Ch.TD transferred to these Circles to join immediately to ensure their early return at an available opportunity. When we requested for consideration of option to Tenure Circles instead of these Circles, Sr.GM (Pers) informed that there are already surplus postings in these Circles contrary to earlier situations.
In the evening we met Sr.GM (SR) and had a detailed discussions about the membership verification process and the Sr.GM (SR) informed that BSNL is to file a reply in Karnataka Court shortly for the certain observations made by the Court and once that is heard, the stay on Election process is likely to be lifted and we can proceed further.

Circle Secretaries of AIBSNLOA,SNEA(I) and AIBSNLEA met CGM on 26.08.14 [f/n] and requested to  write a strong recommendation letter to BSNL CO,New Delhi for the retention of AGMs/DEs to the extent of vacancies available. CGM agreed to write letter appraising the sanctioned strength, working strength and  vacancy position in AGM/DE cadre. Our CHQ will also pursue at BSNL CO, based on the recommendation letter from CGM,Chennai Telephones..

22.08.2014:Promotion to DE/AGM grade on regular basis:

BSNL CO has issued promotion and posting orders in DE/AGM grade on regular basis.

View Promotion list in Excel Format also    Congrat's one and all
(32 Executives retained in CHTD out of 152 CHTD Executives)
20/08/2014:Flash NEWS from our CHQ:The DPC for 2011-12,2012-13,& 2013-14 are over today and the promotion orders are expected any time today.
The seniority Numbers covered are:
  OC-19270                     SC- 23400                              ST-30818.308

19-08-2014:  The CWC of AIBSNLOA at Bhopal on 16-08-2014 was attended by Com.B.Ganesan our president along with CS, AIFS, ACS-1, Com.S.Arumugaraj our CWC-Member, Com.T.Thiagarajan our OS-Central & Com.S.Shritharan our DS-Admn-Division.


As per notified Agenda, the Association Flag was hoisted by our Founder General Secretary Com.V.P.Arya amidst slogan shouting of our comrades. The deliberations on crucial issues were extremely participative in nature across the various Circles. During the time between 12.00 Hrs and 15.00 hrs there was an open session attended by senior officers of M.P Circle and the input from the speakers were very useful for the development of BSNL. In rare show of unity, the open session was represented by all the CS &CP of AIBSNLEA, SNEA, and AIGETOA & SEWA of M.P.Circle.


The deliberations continued at 3.45 p.m after a grand Lunch and it lasted till 11.00 p.m. Finally on the crucial issue of membership verification, there was unanimity amongst the participants and the CWC authorized our GS to explore all the possibilities available before him and to proceed with the best option taking into consideration the overall future interest of the Association without compromising our respect and dignity.


OUR VEWS TO AREA Sr,GMs regarding reliving  of AGM/DEs from Chennai Telephones

AIBSNLOA / ChTD / 2014-15 / Area GM /1     Dt:12 /08 /2014

Respected Madam/Sir,

Sub: Un ceremonious exit of STS-Adhoc from Chennai-Reg.

As you are all aware, our Chennai Telephones HR (?) & Administration enacted a replay of Jallian wala Bagh on the 31st July 2014 for the benefit of all of us who have only heard of it. It is a fact that for the officers from JTO / JAO onwards and up to those who were promoted there from, be it in Accounts or Technical wing, Promotion has indeed become a sore, bug bare and sin.The order dated 31-07-2014 from our DGM(HR&ADMN) approved by the “competent Authority” (“?”) is clearly a violation of basic Human Rights and as a responsible Association we are extremely pained to observe that there is absolutely “Nil” reaction for this onslaught of our HR & ADMN Team, from the senior Officers at Field level ( Barring a few). Even though nothing short of this is expected of from a completely inhuman HR & Administration Team of Chennai, that Ditched all these dedicated Executives, and the Associations in one stroke by keeping the issue alive through false promise, we were really shocked and amazed by the speed with which this order was simply implemented with full spirit by the Area Officers.

In spite of the present day Information Technology Era, Can a struck off order of Circle and SSA be simultaneous? (unless, and until it is tutored to suit one’s mala fide intention).

This is a vital question that is very difficult to be answered by anyone. It is not going to be a herculean task for one to prove that an order signed and uploaded in the local WAN at about 18.17 Hrs on 31-07-2014 (after most of the Senior Area Officers reached their home) could not have been simultaneously endorsed, reproduced, signed and issued to all these 27 Executives located at various points of this vast Metro on the same evening after 18.17 Hrs. It is an irony that most of these dedicated Executives were at Roads around that time supervising the restoration of Cable Cuts, OFC cuts, etc., while their immediate superiors have left for the day.

Having obtained an order to work in Chennai Telephones up to 31-03-2014 against existing vacancies, through persuasion at various levels of our BSNL CO, these dedicated and well experienced Executives were discharging their duties to the ut-most satisfaction of both their superiors and our esteemed customers.

With an intention of its safe passage during the crucial General Elections, our Chennai Telephones Administration virtually extracted blood from all these dedicated seniors and having achieved the target, Bolt from blues as shock of their life came down to haunt all these 27 Executives at the oddest time and they are abruptly shunted out to feel as though they are booted out from their work place and the management has conveniently dumped all these officers at one go. Court case may be cited as a convenient and convincing reply for all these actions (inaction in reality) but we are of the considered opinion that the Honourable Court would have only asked for a response with in a stipulated time frame and would not have directed any Administrative Machinery for this kind of inhuman treatment to be meted out. This indeed has become a classic example in the history of DOT/BSNL to be most inhuman, inconsiderate act and so to say with as many adjectives as anyone can. Result of this shock was that many of them caught trapped on wrong foot in wrong time and ultimately to be ditched. Can each one of them, being the family head, ditch their most loved family members just in these same lines? Any expectation against this predicament by any could surely be most inhuman. All of them felt ill treated for their life despite a dedicated Service to our BSNL as the one that cannot be forgotten henceforth.

When any officer in any grade gets transfer, apt procedure would be grant of TA, Transfer Grant, GPF advance for comfortable cushion to family to subsist in wake of encountered double establishment in transfer, journey ticket booking, availing joining time during which all the commitments / arrangements in the home front as well on the official side can be accomplished well in time, thus ultimately leading to join in the distant new place. Has this happened in this instant case of 27 odds or will this type of treatment happen to our Senior Officers? More over a genuine Administrative procedure requires a disposal of an appeal / representation from individual officers before acting upon further. Till date, while in their retention period at Chennai TD, many Executives’ individual representation on genuine grounds towards permanent retention submitted in the form of representation through proper channel and duly recommended with strong comments of their Bosses remain unhonored / unforwarded / unaddressed to by both this Circle HR & Admn Team as well as by the Head of Circle.

We are well aware about the prevailing tough Market competition in this Circle to which all these 27 Executives were sustaining through their continued hard work. BOSS is the word for superior and this indeed is the acronym as “Be On the Side of your Subordinates”. Has this happened to all these Executives? Has they all been extended a timely reprieve by their Bosses?

The answer is a BIG “NO”. Apart from this on the official front, the management failed to allow time both for the transferred Officers and the incumbents for a smooth changeover and this clearly conveys that Management is only for work but inconsiderate with regard to other aspect.

Vexation poured out from the minds of these 27 Executives, are put forth by this Association with all the above facts and our only source of strength is the Area Heads who are feeling the pinch now. Hence it is humbly requested that this sort of in human treatment is stopped henceforth by your strong persuasion with the Circle Head and if need be with the BSNL CO and ensure order for the withdrawal of this instant struck off.

This Association is of the strong opinion that it is not too late to undo the damage caused and if the Area Heads build pressure on the top management highlighting the need to retain talent if CHTD is to sustain and better its past performance, our BSNL CO will yield finally as all our Directors (CFA /CM/EB) expect only Revenue and target Achievement and nothing else.

With best wishes,

Yours sincerely,


To: 1.The PGM [NWO-Dev]

2.The Sr.General Managers. / General Managers.- Chennai Telephones.

Copy to:1.The CGM, BSNL, Chennai Telephones.

2.The Sr.GM(SR) ,BSNL CO, New Delhi-110 001-For kind infrmn.& intervention pl.


14.08.14 CHQ letter regarding  release of promotion order for DE-Regular.GS letter to CMD read more....


SDE/DE(Adhoc) to DE (Regular) Promotion: [NEWS]

SDE/DE(Adhoc) to DE (Regular) Promotion. GM (Pers.) mentioned that CPC work to fill up  2011-12 = 682,  2012-13 = 379 and 2013-14 = 1700 , Total 2771 DEs vacancies is in progress.

Promotion orders will be issued very soon. It is u/sd about 2100 DEs working on adhoc basis will be regularized and additional around 670 SDEs may be considered for DE Regular promotion. About 650 SDEs of  1982 & 1983 JEs may get DE promotion as regular basis.


“HR” - A Missing link


 My beloved Comrades,

          Any DPC is a curse for our Chennai Telephones’ Executives since we are always running short of vacancies as against the eligible list promoted. However on each occasion, despite the vacancy constraint, we could find some saviors to get relief by way of pressurizing the BSNL CO on the need to retain as much Executives in Ch.TD as possible, highlighting our dedicated performance. On the Association front, this is time for us to recollect the tireless efforts and contribution of Com.S.BASU, Com.G.L.JOGI and Com.W.Seshagiri Rao at CHQ. Similarly on the official front, the rapport of Ch.TD administration with the BSNL CO was beyond compare in those days whomsoever was at the helm of affairs and especially we bow our heads to Sri.G.Selvam our Retired GM (HR&Admn) who was instrumental in ensuring the welfare of Executives of Chennai Telephones during time of crisis and has co ordinated the whole issue during those critical moments for us. Even during the worst period of July 2010 DPC, we were able to get retention for  about 12 Executives (though permitted to assume charge in  a time frame) despite NIL vacancy thanks to the authority and command of the Sri.A.Subramanian the then CGM-Ch.TD.

          Coming to this DPC in July 2013, right from the day one our Chennai Telephones Administration was tumbling in the whole issue. To start with the sanctioned strength of our Ch.TD was projected as 154 against the actual of 161 in July 2013 that itself has sealed the fate of Seven Senior Executives to get a permanent posting order in Chennai. On 19-07-2013, when the BSNL CO suddenly decided to reserve 15% of sanctioned strength in each Circle for future MT recruits, it complicated the issue further and all the Executive Associations had pleaded with the Ch.TD Administration to depute a senior Officer to BSNL CO for ensuring that the required number of Executives are posted to our Circle if we were to sustain our growth.  We have even brought to the Administration’s notice  that on the contrary, the Senior Officers of Circles like WB,PB,ETP and Kerala are camping at  BSNL CO  and are trying to take away a lion’s share from this list of Executives and a mere silence was the answer for this information.

          The only solace for us from the local Administration all through these days of this DPC was that we were able to get instant letters to the BSNL CO citing the vacancy position and the need to retain Executives as and when requested by us.  However due to the efforts of Associations on one side and based on merits in certain individual cases the BSNL CO permitted for about 35 Executives to get retained in Chennai up to 31-3-2014.

          The Lok Sabha Elections provided a breather for all these Executives beyond 31-03-2014, and around three months could be gained for their continued stay in Chennai that helped our Administration also in many ways especially with regard to achieving targets. This cooling period was utilized effectively by all the Associations more specifically our AIBSNLOA to firm up the issue and we presented the case in clear terms to all the senior level management in the hierarchy, right from our Addl GM (HR&ADMN)-Chennai up to CMD-BSNL. We have also taken care to ensure the Administrative Machinery namely the DOT and our Honorable Minister are also kept informed of the developmental activities in Chennai and the need to ensure sufficient middle management Officers for smooth co ordination and Execution of works if the BSNL-CHTD is to sustain the growth it has achieved for the past two years.

          To make certain that no “Divide and Rule” policy was adopted by the Management, all the three Executive Associations also ensured to put up a united face as far as the retention in Chennai for our colleagues is concerned.

          Even though, right through these three months starting from April 2014, the deed and action of local Administration made one and all to strongly believe that the permanent retention of these 35 Executives is a foregone conclusion, we are constrained to observe that the local Administration failed to cash in this situation and to put a tough bargain with our BSNL CO. Instead it was too late when we realized the real face of our Local Administration, the moment they served a Struck off order around 18.17 Hrs through the WAN. The Rosy picture presented to us by the Sr.GM(HR&ADMN) and our CGM up till the last minute on 30-07-2014 when we met them on a courtesy call to ensure nothing goes out of hand on 31-07-2014 now reminds us of the treatment a Goat normally receives before being taken to a slaughter House.

          Comrades, adding fuel to the fire, was the concerted follow up effort of the Administration Team on 01-08-2014 to delete the names of these Senior Dedicated Executives in the HR Package under the personal supervision of senior Officers at our HR & ADMN wing. It is an irony that on 31-07-2014, most of these affected Executives were in the Roads of Chennai attending Faults unaware of the fact that they are no more in the rolls of Chennai.

          Next in the sequence was another onslaught from our Administration that directed all the controlling DGMs to ensure delivery of Relieving orders to all these Executives, an action amounting to beating a Dead Snake. This action also reminds us the sequence of events followed for implementation of a Court order in a  Death Sentence for a Convict which will read as “ The convict will be hanged to death till he breathes his last” and the Jail Authorities will remove the shackle from the neck of the convict only after the Doctors Declare him as Dead. Kudos to our Administration in Chennai for ensuring successful implementation of -------- to all these 27 Executives at one stroke which is a rare feat and a blatant and calculated violation of basic Human Rights.      

          Unable to digest this torture, when we pressured our CHQ to take up this case with the BSNL CO, we were shocked to observe a reply from the Sr.GM (Pers) BSNL CO that the BSNL CO only questioned our Local Administration on the status report of a Court Case that is to be filed as a reply on 1st August 2014 and no instruction whatsoever was given for the Relieving of these 27 Executives on 31-07-2014 other than earlier issued orders. The clear fact that our CGM wrote a letter to BSNL CO on 25th July 2014 despite receiving a struck off instructions on 14-07-2014 made one to believe naturally that the fate of 27 Executives is  in safe hands. However the reality was the other way that clearly vindicates our stand in the earlier paragraphs of this write up that our Local Management was only waiting for an opportune moment to take revenge on all these 27 dedicated Executives for reasons best known to them.  

          To conclude, we propose to submit to our BSNL CO that renaming of Administrative role in the Circle Office level with Human Resources & Administration is nothing but a mockery of the term “Human Resources” and let us revert back to the older version of Administration itself.

          We will be failing in our duty if we do not recognize with gratitude the positive role played by all the Area General Managers when we approached them for using their good offices on the issue of retention for these 27 Executives. Perhaps they also must have realized by now the other side of the coin.

To sum up:

  The Call was sudden, the blow severe-

- To part with a group that worked for betterment of BSNL-CHTD.

But only those ( ? ) who have lost can tell-

-the pain of parting without saying a farewell.”

Comradely yours,



     " Anaivarukum Ramzan Nal valthukal"


Our CS along Circle President, AIFS  and  ACS met Sr.GM(North)  and Sr.GM( Central) on 22-07-2014 and impressed them on the need to  retain the STS-Adhoc  Executives of their  respective Area (North,TXM,Central respectively) beyond 31-7-2014 if the growth momentum of BSNL-Ch.TD is to be sustained. Both the Senior Officers were quite receptive and patiently heard our view and agreed to take up with CGM  the impending need to retain Executives of their Area.

Subsequently our CS met GM(South) and PGM(Dev-CFA) on 24-07-2014 and sought their good offices with CGM to be used for retention of Executives beyond 31-07-2014 pertaining to their jurisdiction.  Both of them agreed to our request and confirmed that they will take up the case with CGM positively.

AIBSNLOA wishes to inform our Colleagues that we are ensuring all the possible channels of our hope is explored and justice is done to the dedicated Executives of Chennai Telephones irrespective of their Association affinity.



To sustain the pressure on our Administration, CS and FS met our Sr.GM (HR&ADMN) today and briefed her about the meeting of all the three Executive Associations’ Circle Secretary with CGM, Chennai Telephones. We have requested Sr.GM (HR&ADMN) to use her good offices and help the 26 DE to get retained permanently in Chennai. Sr.GM (HR & ADMN) assured us that she will do her level best and write to BSNL CO as per directions from HOC.  Subsequently we also discussed about various other issues including deployment of TTAs that is crucial for the Field Units.



The Circle Secretaries of AIBSNLOA,AIBSNLEA and SNEA(I), met CGM on 18.07.2014  and from 14.30 hrs ,submitted a letter to retain all the AGMs/DEs, who have been retained upto 31.03.14 on their promotion. Requested CGM to take up the matter immediately with BSNL,CO,New Delhi, CGM was kind enough to listen our request and assured us  for the retention of the all DEs.

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AIBSNLOA Chennai Telephones consistently pursues achieving retention of recently promoted AGMs owing to existing vacancies.

Frequent meeting with Ch TD Administration as well as pursuance with our CHQ is well aware to everyone through regular website updates.

Consequent to BSNL CO plans for according regular promotion to these DE/AGM(Adhoc) orders are issued currently with directions to respective Circles for relieving (26)all those Executives who are retained in their parent Circles up to 31-03-14. This indeed is a dangerously alarming situation of mass transfer of about 26 AGMs from out of Chennai TD and is the challenge to both the Management and this Association of our Circle.

On 15th and 16-07-14: Our CS, CP, FS and ACS of AIBSNLOA Ch TD have met Sr.GM (North), Sr. GM (TX / EB / Central) and GMS&M (CFA/CM/BB) to request their support in retaining all these AGMs in our Circles. Considering growth records in first quarter and to maintain as well as accelerate growth rate in the forthcoming quarters, at a time and altogether transfer of 26 AGMs from our Circle would seriously hamper ongoing works and Network maintenance and cannot be risked at all in this crucial time. Hence, these  GM & Sr.GMs assured that they would take up this case with our Administration so that all these AGMs under transfer would be retained and to be accommodated in existing vacancies in our Circle itself.

Our Circle Office bearers who met these Officers thanked them for this stand with request to pursue this cause with our Administration and in turn with BSNL CO to result in retaining all of them in our Circle.

 On 17-07-14: Subsequently, our Circle Secretary  met  our CGM, Chennai Telephones with urgent request so as to immediately take up this serious issue with BSNL to halt mass transfer from out of our Circle CO that faces strong competition from our Competitors and upholding task of Network expansion and maintenance.

Despite the facts that:

1)      63  more AGM posts are anticipated to become vacant by Dec’14, (as on date 55 STS vacancies are available)

2)      as per BSNL Executives’ Transfer policy is against any transfer in the middle of any academic year ,

3)      as of now present case of mass transfer cannot be treated as promotion due the very fact that all of them are presently working as DEs/AGMs in this Circle,

4)      CGM Chennai Telephones time and again has appealed BSNL CO for retention of all these Executives owing to existing vacancies and this has not been taken to be acted with its true seriousness of highly competitive and highly demanding situations this Metro District facing hectic multi-cornered competition from private players, and

5)      The seriousness that would surely hamper the growth of this Circle

BSNL CO has to be urgently pursued and pressurized to act upon to retain these Executives and to be posted in this Circle. 

Options like joint move along with other Associations is also proposed at the immediately.

Our GS is also taking this issue with CMD,BSNL CO.

Kindly read, request to our CGM letter…


147 CASE  Final hearing in the month of september’2014. Exact date will be known in the couple of days.


04/07/2014: Circle Secretary has  submitted a letter to our CGM-CHTD


3rd CEC of our Association was held as per schedule at Jeevana Jyothi Hall on 24-06-14.

Circle President Com.B.Ganesan welcomed the gathering with announcement of that day’s scheduled agenda.

CS read out his report to the gathering and subsequently Com. J.Badrinarayanan, ACS who has participated despite he being indisposed and on leave on health grounds. He has highlighted the utmost needed steps towards garnering Membership strength in our Circle and in all other Circles to win in the ensuing Membership verification scheduled for Dec’14. He has called for all the Division Heads to enroll more Members for our Association, Collecting to repay the dues towards Diary’14 for our Members from our Association and pressure to be put in retaining promoted Executives in our Circle itself and to be accommodated in the existing vacancies so as to prevent mass transfer that may be costly in this competitive business scenario. Members spoke on efficient maintenance of Battery and Power Plant for assured service quality for our BSNL Chennai TD services to our Customers.

Our DS TAM&CHR having worked in External unit and now in GSM explained briefly the predicaments that stand against accumulating faults in Pillars highlighting prevailing anomalies and shortcomings in Clarity package. Pillars are getting allotted to Gang Leaders and not to each Phone Mechanic due to which many un sincere ones are indifferent by even switching off their mobiles many times and hard to trace or track while only some sincere and devoted work and clear the faults. The same defect is not in vogue in adjacent Circle and hence every one of the Area Phone Mechanic are equally loaded and made to work. Also, there is fallback additional charge arrangements when any of their colleague goes on leave to ultimately result in unaccumulation of any cable or customer line fault.

CS stressed every field Executive to devise own methods to prop up to correct this situation and direct blocking SIM of such errant line staff.

To the query raised by one member on long duration OFC fault and pendency, CS mentioned that more and more emphasis towards well maintained TX Network is being stressed and similar measures would be continued.

On the query of DS who pointed out the delayed decision making on the part of Sr. GM who oversees EB, TXM and Central Area, CS highlighted the consistent pursuance of this Sr. GM with Accounts and appropriate other units for sorting out pending issues in prudent and timely manner despite his tight and multiple additionally held charges.

DS HQ explained urgent need for earliest inputs to BSNL CO on consolidation as projection to allot VRLA Battery sets to our Circle. He also mentioned that only 6% of the projected requirement would be allotted by BSNL CO to every Circle which may be noted while giving inputs by Areas.      

Members raised doubts on the points from the CS report like Bill settlement issues to our BSNL Contractors, CPT SSA transfer on counseling, etc., for which President informed that consolidated answer on all the raised queries would be coming again from CS.

CS replied the participating Members for their points and some of them are

 (a) preparations for Membership verification would be taken up in consultation with GS at CHQ for all Circles

(b) Issues regarding settlement of contractor bill would be taken up in appropriate levels of Engg and Finance sides at the earliest

(c) Any prevailing bottlenecks and issues are to be brought to the notice of CS by the Office Bearers at Division levels and good work in respect of our Organization and Association must be upheld to be discharged to safe guard the interests of our Organization and the flag of our Association. CS would ensure timely redressal for the put forth issues from Members / Divisions.

CS explained the strategy adopted in retaining all the Executives beyond 31-03-2014 to be sustained by our Circle level. Further needed pursuance are being escalated by continued efforts from our Association through our GS and CHQ.

Felicitation of 6 senior retiring / retired Comrades began with special address by our special invitee and Senior  Comrade V. Nambi Rajan, Retired DGM.  He and all participant Members / DOBs / COBs fondly recalled their individual association with every one of these senior retiring Comrades while in service in our Circle. All these senior comrades reciprocated the felicitations by recalling the reminiscences of Association with Members in their brief acceptance speech.

The morning session concluded with felicitation by President followed by lunch.

Afternoon session began with address by Division Secretaries / Heads along with their duly filled up form circulated by FS. Every one of them assured of timely subscription payment on earliest collection before the end of July’14 and presented prevailing local issues.

Main issue of concern is the pending contractor bill payment, earliest needed responsibility fixation towards field work up to the level of Gr-D / Phone Mechanic, retention to our Circle for the recently promoted comrades, devising strategy to successfully face the ensuing Membership verification.

CS once again answered their concerns for each of their points and to mention that strategies would be finalized soon in consultation with our GS.

Meeting concluded with report by FS wherein he urged to update subscription payment as well as earliest paid due for the Dairy’14 along with vote of thanks to conclude our 3rd CEC.

Next CEC is tentatively proposed to be held in Nov’14. It is once again requested that all Members and Divisional and Circle level office bearers to organize Division level Meetings of our Association, timely paid subscription and Diary’14 dues and improve Membership base for our Association which only will strengthen us for the future.

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13-06-2014: Our Circle Executive Committee Meeting is to be held on 24/06/2014 at 9:45 hrs at “CONFERENCE HALL” JIVANA JYOTI, ICSA [Opp. Egmore   Musium] No:107,  Pantheon Road, Egmore , Chennai-600-008.(Phone No. 28194905/ 28193244/ 42145726) .

      Agenda will release  very soon.


07/06/2014 :  All our  COBs and Divisional Secretaries are requested to attend our Emergency Meeting at Haddows Road Canteen on 10/06/2014 at 17.15hrs.Agenda will publish in the meeting.


07-06-2014: In continuation of our constant perusal to get permanent retention for all the Executives promoted to STS (Adhoc), and retained up to 31-03-2014 , we have further escalated the issue at our Minister’s level. We have submitted a memorandum to our Minister through his office. Click here to view our representation.



We are extremely thankful to our CGM (Despite his busy schedule with a full day Management Review Meeting on 28-5-2014) and the entire Chennai Telephones Administration for their instant reaction to our request  day before yesterday  for sending one more letter to DIR-BSNL CO addressed by our CGM on the need to retain all the Executives permanently in Chennai beyond 31-03-2014. The efforts of all the Officers involved (SDE-Admn, AGM-Admn, Addl GM-Admn and our Sr.GM (HR&ADMN) in releasing an important letter at such a short notice is extremely laudable.



1. CS  & ACS met our Sr.GM (HR&ADMN) in her chamber on27/5/14 @ 15.45 hrs and requested the effective intervention of Chennai Telephones Administration in the retention of Executives beyond 31-03-14.Sr.GM(HR&ADMN) assured the best possible efforts from our Chennai Telephones Administration side to retain all the Executives.

2. Circle Secretary along with ACS Com.J.Badrinarayanan,CWC-Member Com.S.ArumugaRaj,Com.B.Manjunath,FS and other members of Circle Office Branch met Sri.C.Panner Selvam our AGM (Establishment) who is retiring this month in his chamber  on 27-05-2014 at 15.00 Hrs and honored him with Shawl and wished him a prosperous Retired life. AGM(Estt) recalled his long Association with our CS and appreciated the efforts of our Association in the development of BSNL. All the Executives present along with us recalled the un biased attitude of Sri.C.Panner Selvam during his entire Tenure as AGM(E).


26-05-2014:   Circle Secretary met our CGM today at 18.00 to 18:40hrs in his Chamber and handed over one more representation on behalf of AIBSNLOA-CHTD to the CGM insisting on the need for our CGM to take up effectively with the BSNL CO, the issue of retention of Executives in Chennai on a permanent basis. After going through the points mentioned in the letter, our CGM appreciated our efforts and also explained in detail the efforts initiated by the local Administration in this regard. However, the CGM agreed to write to BSNL CO once again on the need to retain all these Executives and also agreed to speak to Sr.GM (Pers) BSNL CO at the earliest. Click and read our request letter………..



Circle Secretary along with Circle President Com.B.Ganesan, FS Com.V.Gurumurthy, ACS-Com.J.Badrinarayanan and our Circle Office Branch President Com.N.Mohan met Shri.M.F.Farooqui Secretary to Department  of Telecommunications, Govt of India, at the Office of the CGM-Chennai Telephones today at 10.00 Hrs and submitted a Memorandum requesting him to use  his Good Offices and to advise BSNL Management on the need for permanent retention of  35 STS of Gr’A (Adhoc) Executives in Chennai beyond 31-3-2014.

Secretary DOT had a patient hearing of our views, went through our memorandum, appreciated our concern and assured to have a discussion with CMD-BSNL in this regard. We hope to get the best possible results.

Subsequently a copy of the memorandum was handed over to our CGM in his Office since we could not meet our CGM in person. Click and read our request …..


CS has letter submitted to CGM & PGM(Finance) regarding Deficiencies affecting growth of BSNL CHTD (Financial Issues).Click and read more.........

06-05-2014: Circle Secretary met our CGM today at 10.10 Hrs and handed over a copy of the letter addressed to CMD-BSNL by our GS requesting for permanent retention of DE’s retained up to 31-03-2014 in Chennai Telephones.  CGM appreciated our constant persuasion in this regard and we requested our CGM to take up the case with BSNL CO so that the need to retain Executives in Chennai is still more absorbed.

Later a copy of the GS letter addressed to CMD-BSNL was handed over to our Sr.GM (HR&Admn) and Addl GM(HR & Admn) also.


05-05-2014:  OUR GS -CHQ Request for Permanent Retention in Chennai TD-DE(ADHOC)-regarding    kindly click and read more....

26-04-2014 Circle Secretary along with FS Com.V.Gurumurthy and ACS Com.J.Badrinarayanan met our CGM on 25/04/14 at 11.00 Hrs. Despite his busy schedule, including the reviews related with the SAG/JAG meeting slated for 26-4-14, our CGM was kind enough to offer an appointment and discussed with us for 2&1/2 hour on certain important HR issues concerned with the Transfer and posting of Executives and also certain Development related issues.

Prior to this meeting our CS briefed the Addl GM (HR&ADMN) on 24/4/14(a/n)about the points of concern and these points were also in continuation of our earlier meeting with the Sr.GM (HR&Admn) on 14-3-2014. Hence our Discussion today with CGM were also mainly on the above lines and the following issues are discussed with the CGM

  1. Posting of DE in ARD EXTL, a commercially important Area left unmanned from August 2013.
  2. Posting of DE for ARD Building in view of the importance of units like GSM, Tandem and other sections including HOI and Inspection Quarters located in this premises.
  3. We requested our CGM that to the extent possible the Officers must be posted back to their unit after their return from Long Leave else an option must be offered to them.
  4. We explained the discrepancies in the posting orders issued in respect of JTOs (on promotion from TTAs) recently and requested our CGM not to stick to policies if certain officers in the list by themselves are willing to work in CPT-SSA.
  5. We also informed that by following a newly devised principle of not retaining the Official in the same unit on promotion, certain pockets in TXM are dumped with Officers leaving the other units in the lurch. (e.g ABT-TXM &MBM vis a vis KKN & STM).
  6. We have pointed out that while Female JTOs are shifted from BTS Maintenance citing practical difficulties in day to day work, the same locations were offered for female SDEs during counseling which could have been avoided. We also requested for suitable modification order for the affected Female Executive.
  7. We reiterated our long pending demand of reviving the DGM (O&M) at Madhavaram that will arrest the declining trend in CFA of this Area and also lead to better monitoring. (To cite a specific issue one pillar in MVM-TTN Area is submerged under Drainage/working cables on Road for quite some time and this is yet to be resolved).
  8. We submitted that while the posting and Transfer in the interest of service is effected without concerning about the stipulated time frame of one year stay at a particular post,  this yardstick is strictly applied in case of genuine request transfer cases even on clear medical grounds that too  duly recommended and forwarded by DGM and Area GM. ( we reiterated to our CGM that while the Management’s prerogative cannot be questioned, but due importance to the cases on merit basis need to be given.)
  9. Similarly we submitted that any transfers or re-arrangement that involves change of wok place to a far away location even if it be within the same GM must be carried out with the consent of concerned Officers only or else these Officers can be transferred to the place of their choice if found surplus in that unit.
  10. We expressed our concern that the transfer orders are implemented within the time frame by following strict instructions like non drawal of salary etc., only with respect to Executives while Non Executive Transfer  Orders are not implemented with the same spirit.
  11. With the spate of retirements, the shortage in almost all cadres is difficult to manage. Therefore we requested our CGM to initiate a work study, (Started by the then DGM(Admn) Sri.K.Chandran but abruptly stopped) for which our CGM responded positively and also agreed to call for a meeting with all the Associations in this aspect.

 Finally, we have appraised our CGM on the need to improve our HR perspective and the necessity for the Top Management to at least hear the views of aggrieved individuals (officers/staff) with regard to their concern. We requested our CGM to ensure that the stipulated personal grievance redressal mechanism is put back in force as practiced earlier and also requested that Senior Officers must not hesitate in meeting the individual Officers when an appointment to express genuine cause is sought for. The very fact that one’s views are heard and responded positively will boost the morale of the Executives irrespective of whether a solution is found out or not. This was appreciated very much by our HOC and he has agreed to instruct the Senior Officers suitably.

Comrades, we are glad to inform that as a consequence of our constant persuasion the revised orders with respect to point no 5 above has been issued by the Administration today(25/04/14) itself. We express our deep appreciation to the Management for responding positively.



                                                       Evolution of AIBSNLOA

My beloved Comrades, 

It is 12 Years since we are together. The platform from where we are functioning might have undergone name changes and persons may come and go but our ideology (Un blemished service to members even if one were to sacrifice his/her self interest) remains as it is. Our Friends & Well Wishers (wherever they are) who have understood us in depth have acknowledged it at one occasion or the other. 

A quick recap of how we marched ahead all these years is a necessity for all of us to cherish our memory. It is Chennai Telephones Comrades who defied all the hurdles in April 2002 and ensured a Check on planned hijack of TESA(I). But for the initiative of veterans like Com.V.Chinna Pappiah (DGM-Rtd),Com..S.PiraviPerumal(AGM-Rtd)&Com .Ganesan (DGM-Rtd{Late}), the present AIBSNLEA would have been a thing of the past. It is in Chennai on 18th & 19Th April 2002, we provided a Launch Pad for protecting TESA (I) and from there upon there was no turning back for Com.S.Basuji. Later he went on to form CCC, a group of Nine (Plus one-CTD) Associations with varied interests but still a united force to ensure the interests of the Executives are not sacrificed. Subsequently this likeminded group finally decided to amalgamate in to a single entity namely AIBSNLEA on 1st May 2005 ? a  glorious day for all the Executives of BSNL. As loyal soldiers our Chennai Comrades enthusiastically involved themselves with AIBSNLEA even after the departure of Com.S.Basu from the centre stage.

Unable to digest the everlasting influence of Com.S.Basuji in the minds of Senior Activists, the AIBSLNEA ,CHQ pulled strings from the bottom that resulted in isolation of CHQ with the mainstream in Tamil Nadu & Chennai initially, followed by many places across the Country in subsequent months. We in Chennai had no option but to heed to the advice of majority in our CEC and decided to join the AIBSNLOA Bandwagon on 7th March 2009.To firm up our decision we had a grand Circle Conference in April 2010 along with our Tamil Nadu comrades. Being stabbed at the back twice within a span of six years, our CHQ with Com.V.P.Arya at the helm of affairs has to start everything afresh. Of course with a determined followers, we are moving ahead slowly and our CHQ now under the strong leadership of Com.Rakesh Sethi is now a force to reckon with across BSNL. Despite severe Resource Constraint, we are able to conduct three CWCs and one All India Conference.

Comrades, like bringing up a baby, forming as Association and developing it further is a formidable task and we have been doing remarkably well in this process with all the support from our dedicated Comrades right through these 12 Years.  

On the eve of completion of twelve years of our long Association, unmindful of reciprocate individual benefits, I have no words to express my gratitude to all our members and well wishers for being a part of this esteem group. It is nothing but sheer dedication and tremendous faith reposed in our Association AIBSNLOA by one and all that make us proud.  

We might not have achieved many things at par with others, but we have really achieved a sense of togetherness in being a part of AIBSNLOA. We never approached the Management (Both at Chennai & at CHQ) for any undue favoritism. We have always been transparent in all our decision making process and never compromised ourselves when it comes to the question of survival of BSNL. We have even gone to the extent of initiating a dialogue with other Associations when it comes to the question of Members welfare. It is the support of dedicated members that makes us to air our views openly in public be it in functions like Independence Day and Republic Day celebrations or through our web site or through our correspondences with the Management.  

Comrades let us keep up the momentum. We will prove that we are on the right path with our principled approach and days are not far off when the AIBSNLOA flag will fly high amidst various other groups in BSNL.

With best wishes,

Yours comradely,


20th April 2014


18-04-2014:A person in despair: 

Unmai Sudum”. Our Friend Sri.K.Vaithyanathan has been so disturbed by the revelation of certain facts by us and unable to digest it has started publishing something, withdrawing later and again publishing something else and modifying it later, and so on and so forth in AIBSNLEA-CHTD Website within a span of just three days in this week. 

We do not want to humiliate our Friend Sri.K.V (Really still he is our Friend leaving the issues apart) with further facts and we are stopping here. If he still feels that it is all not over, we are ready to deliberate in detail all the issues point by point (including CPT-SSA-Posting).



Due to our consistent effort (Refer letter dated 30-12-2013 addressed to CGM on the subject Drawal of salary &allowances while abroad during NOC period-Reg), The Finance wing has finally issued orders for payment of salary to those Staff & Officers on their Foreign Visits availing Leave. (till date the salary for those officials on leave during their stay away from India was paid only after their joining duty that too in CHTD alone) This paves way for a great relief to all those under Foreign Visits due to family commitments and are otherwise facing severe resource crunch.



 Circle Secretary attended the Ambedkar birthday Function organized at the Hall of Inspiration & Chaired by our CGM. Leaders of various Association/Unions attended and addressed the gathering. CS in his speech, while congratulating the merit award winners, appreciated the Welfare section in organizing these functions meticulously. Our CS also expressed concern about the non participation in this function by almost all of the Senior Management (GMs & PGMs) excepting the HR&Admn Team. 

Our CS also requested the Management to explore the possibility of utilizing a portion of the Welfare Fund towards aiding our Staff & Officers who are treated for Cancer and other Chronic Diseases.



1.Our Finance Secretary Com.V.Gurumurthy along with Com.J.Badrinarayanan ACS, Com.M.V.R.Ravi and Com.R.Padmini our CEC Members met Sri.S.Sundarrajan DGM-BBS today in his chamber and felicitated him with a shawl on his assumption of charge as DGM in Chennai Telephones.

2.Later Com.V.Gurumurthy along with Com.S.RaghuRaman our Editor met Sri.K.Manivannan DGM (SP) in his Chamber and honored him with a shawl on his assumption as DGM (SP)-CHTD.


Circle Secretary along with Com.P.Ananthi, Asst Financial Secretary and Com.N.Raghunathan Divisional Secretary  met Smt.C.S.Devika DGM(Kalmandapam) in her chamber and felicitated her on assumption as DGM-Kalmandapam-Chennai Telephones.


1.Circle Secretary met Sri.K.S.Varadharajulu DGM (Kalmandapam) in his chamber today and presented a shawl on behalf of AIBSNLOA and wished him a happy & Peaceful Retired Life.

2.Keeping with our tradition of honoring the Senior Executives irrespective of Association affinity, Circle secretary along with Com P.Velu our Vice President, and Com.N.Balasubramanian  (OS-North) met Sri.A.Ismail DE-MVM and honored him with a shawl on the eve of his super annuation today.

3.Circle secretary along with Com.N.Balasubramanaian (OS-North) met Sri.M.Asaithambi  DE Poonamalle in the meeting organized  at Poonamalle, presented a shawl  and wished him a healthy, prosperous retired Life on the eve of his super- annuation

4.On behalf of AIBSNLOA-CHTD a shawl was presented to Sri. R.Srinivasan DGM (BBS) by our Circle Secretary on 27-03-2014 in the party organized at the DGM (BBS) Office.


25-03-14[17.00 Hrs] The three Executive Association Circle Secretaries (AIBSNLOA,AIBSNLEA & SNEA) met our CGM Sri.A.Balasubramanian in his chamber today and submitted a letter detailing the need to seek permanent retention for all the Executives  (DE s retained up to 31-3-14) in Chennai. We have thanked the CGM for his initiative in this regard and further requested to take up the matter once again with BSNL CO.  The CGM appreciated the joint efforts of the three Associations in this crucial issue and assured to put in the best possible efforts.

Subsequently we also met our Sr.GM (HR&ADMN) and apprised her of the meeting we had with our CGM. Our Sr.GM (HR &ADMN) also assured that she will go as per the advice of CGM and make all possible measures to resolve this issue.

The Joint Forum of Executives’ Associations of Chennai

No. Joint Forum /Chennai /2013-14/2    Dated:  25-03-2014


Shri A.Balasubramanian,Chief General Manager

BSNL-Chennai Telephones, Chennai 600010. 

Subject: Request for Permanent Retention in Chennai -DE (Adhoc)

Ref:   BSNL CO letter no. 412-12/2013-Pers-I dated 19.7.2013.

Respected Sir,

We are extremely grateful for the Chennai Telephones Administration’s initiative to permanently retain the 35 STS Officers posted to this District till 31-3-2014 on their promotion as DE(Adhoc) vide order referred above. The CHTD Administration has taken up the issue with DIR (HR-BSNL CO) as early as 22nd February 2014 and you have clearly highlighted the priorities before the Management in carrying forward the growth earned through these days in to the next Financial Year. It is needless to say that these 35 STS Officers also played a crucial role in determining the performance of Chennai Telephones which is poised for positive growth in 2013-14.

We request our CGM, Chennai Telephones to once again take up with the BSNL CO the need to retain all these 35 dedicated STS Officers in Chennai on a permanent basis since there are as many as 63 vacancies projected in our District as on 30th June 2014 and any attempt to relieve these Officers and fill the vacancies by way of offering Look On role to the Juniors will have cascading effect on the Human Resources front and will dampen our growth prospectus. More over the implementation of ERP is round the corner with specific target fixed by the Corporate Office and the need to promote the Retail FTTH requires experienced Middle Management. Apart from all these the impending Lok Sabha Elections requires consistent co ordination with various Agencies that can be possible only at STS Level.

Keeping all these in mind, we seek the personal intervention of our CGM in this critical issue of retention of 35 STS Officers in Chennai Telephones on a permanent basis. If any constraint is anticipated in retaining all 35 STS officers permanently, we request our CGM to seek atleast one more YEAR Retention for these officers.

With kind regards,                                                                                                   yours sincerely,

                       Sd/-                                Sd/-                                                      Sd/-


  CS-AIBSNLOA-ChTD               CS-AIBSNLEA-ChTD                               CS-SNEA-ChTD

 Copy to: The Sr.General Manager (HR&ADMN)-Chennai Telephones.





B.GANESAN                           V.GURUMURTHY                    P.UDAYASURIYAN

AIBSNLOA/ChTD / 2013-14 / Progress of CHTD                      Date: 18-03-2014

Sub: Outlook for Chennai Telephones - Reg.

My beloved Comrades,

            As a responsible Association, we the members of, AIBSNLOA-CHTD have always played a proactive role by putting forth our valuable suggestions to the Management that are always aimed towards improving our Services there by increasing the Revenue which is the need of hour.

 In this hour of crisis where the company inching towards the goal of regaining our lost glory, we the Executives irrespective of Association affinity must aim to contribute our might to achieve the desired results. In this process we may have to go through rough patches, but let us shed our inhibitions and marchahead.

 It is worth mentioning that our BSNL-CHTD is one of the only two Circles that are poised to show positive growth in this Financial year 2013-14. This could not have been possible but for the combined effort of all stake holders namely the staff, Officers and the Top Management through its proper guidelines. While as an Association, we are to fight for the right of our members, we must not lose time in appreciating the really good efforts of Senior Officers.

While we have submitted several proposals, demands, etc., to the Management, it is now time to critically analyse our performance also. In this regard we feel that it is our duty to make out the efforts of all the Senior Officers who as a Team lead us to this situation of becoming positive.

To start with it is the Head of the family namely our CGM whose perseverance proved finally that we are capable of delivering really good results. Next comes the Sr.GM (HR&ADMN) and her Team that is doing exceptionally well in maintaining a peaceful working atmosphere on the HR Front.

Our long pending demand of unavailability of material is coming to an end because of the tireless efforts of the officers of Developmental wing under the able guidance of PGM-Dev (CFA). We feel really proud to state that it is our demand to the CGM-CHTD that the Planning & Development wing must be lead by the present PGM during the course of our interaction with the Management earlier.

While our Marketing wing is ensuring the required back up to our developmental activities in the Field, it is need less to mention that it is the efforts of Areas that Played a vital role for our Success story this financial year. More specifically we can vouchsafe that it is the South Area which has always been a traditional stronghold of BSNL all these days, thanks to the tireless efforts of its earlier stalwarts Com.V.Chinnapappiah, Com.T.Manavalan,etc., to name a few, and this area is still growing further now under the guidance of Sri.Senthil Vasan GM (NWO-South).

The initiatives of the GM(South) to streamline the procedures may have some initial hiccups but we would like remind our colleagues that any attempt to heal a deep routed wound will definitely be painful but if the overall interest of curing  the Disease is borne in mind then these irritants are nothing. We must congratulate the Executives of South Area [except few] for swallowing the bitter pill and moving ahead with the directions of GM (South) to prove and maintain that South Area is Number One always.

Similarly on the Transmission side we are seeing a perceptible change in attitude of the entire Team, thanks to the spirited efforts of Sri.B.Ganesan (Sr.GM-TXM). While Sri.P.Sampath Kumar the then GM-TXM was silently motivating the force from behind, the present Sr.GM Sri.B.Ganesan is terribly vibrant and this is the need of the hour given the extent of damage caused to our Fibre Network across Chennai by the Infra Structural Developments.

While the previous Sr.GM(EB) Sri.R.Ramesh and his Team has roped in a huge market to us by way of Police Connections, Sri.B.Ganesan the present Sr.GM(EB) has also registered his stamp by effectively reducing the Master less cases and progressing further towards better Revenue.

Last but not the least; our Mobile Services are being slowly put on the right track by the efforts of our PGM-CM and Sr.GM –MS. The thorough understanding of the concept and the ability to interact freely with the Executives by our Sr.GM(MS) played a crucial role in improving the Services on the Mobile Sector which needs further impetus (drive) especially in the Area of BTS Maintenance for making BSNL to be at par with other players.

A still better overall growth in 2013-14 could have been achieved had our Finance wing extended its support on time whenever sought from the Field Units. Though the overall initiative of our Finance wing led by the PGM (Finance) is really appreciable and they have done the job of a regulator perfectly, the need to ensure payments on time is lagging that derailed a lot more Revenue generation activities by the Field Units.

We are of the considered opinion that our Management under the stewardship of our CGM will have a thorough review of the performance in 2013-14 and will definitely initiate attempts to tighten the loose ends so that still better performance is achieved in the days ahead.

Comrades, the above details are shared with you all with an intention to update the latest information regarding position of our Chennai Telephones in various Areas of operation. This update may not be complete and if any shortcomings are noticed and suggestions / feedback are intended, your views can be mailed to us at

With best wishes,

Yours Comradely,

P.Udaya Suriyan



17-03-2014:The Circle Office Bearers  Meeting was held at 17:40 Hrs on 14-03-2014 in Haddows Road. This was presided over by our Com. B.GANESAN, Circle President   Circle Secretary briefed the members about the latest developments with specific reference to the retention of  STS Executives beyond 31st March 2014. Further the details regarding the meeting AIBSNLOA-CHTD had with our Sr.GM (HR&ADMN) on 14-03-2014 with respect to various points were also discussed.


14-03-2014:CS along with FS Com.V.Gurumurthy and ACS Com.J.Badrinarayanan met Sr.GM(HR&ADMN) in her chamber today and discussed issues pertaining to

  1. Posting of JTOs on promotion from TTA
  2. Posting & Transfer of SDEs
  3. Rearrangement in JTO, SDE & DE Cadre.
  4. Release of DE(LA) order
  5. FRAC cases between GSM & CFA

Our Sr.GM (HR&ADMN) gave a patient hearing of all our views and there were almost full agreement of views. On the question of retention of DEs beyond 31-3-2014, Sr.GM(HR&ADMN) informed that the management has done its best on their part in taking up the case firmly with our Corporate Office and now it is for the Associations to carry forward the pressure at their CHQ level.

We have also requested the Sr.GM (HR&ADMN) to revive the post of DGM (O&M) Madhavaram which will improve the growth and revenue further for which the response was positive. With regard to our request for certain modifications in the posting orders with a view to render more importance to TXM, Sr.GM (HR&ADMN) informed that the orders were released taking in to account all aspects and insisted on strict implementation of the orders first and any changes can be effected subsequently on merit basis.


12/03/2014: Our Circle Office Bearers Meeting to be held  at Haddows Road Canteen on 14/03/14 [Friday] at 17:15 hrs. All the COBs to attend this important meeting without fail.





06-03-2014: The Annual General Body meeting of our Enterprise Business Wing was held on 03/03/14 during lunch Hour. The well organized by DS  meeting chairperson Com.Sivanesan,DGM with good strength was attended by our Circle Secretary. There were useful interaction and all the Local [EB] and CHQ issues of importance were discussed.

 The following are elected as Branch Office Bearers unanimously for the next term.




COM.S.Sundaresan        AGM-EB                              

COM.Kamivenkatesan JTO- CRM

COM..B.Ganapathy Subramanian      JTO –CRM  


a)The CEC of our Association was held on 22nd February 2014 at Jeevan Jyothi Hall. There were some useful deliberations on all the points of concern and resolutions were passed for further perusal with the Management.

Keeping with the tradition of honoring our veteran Comrades,

  1. Sri.P.Raman . CWC-Member & DE STM-EXTL
  2. Sri.M.Kamsunder – Divisional President Greames Road & DE HRD-Extl.
  3. Sri.A.Syed Majid – Divisional President Haddows Road & SDE HRD-NIB

who are demitting office on 28-02-2014 due to superannuation,  we have arranged a farewell function as part of our CEC. The Chief Guest of the farewell function was Com.L.Sundar Raman our Ex-Circle President. Sri.G.Selvam GM (Rtd-BSNL), our special invitee could not be present due to personal reasons but has sent a message wishing the retiring comrades a great life ahead. All the others who spoke on this occasion recalled their moments of interaction with these retiring Comrades and wished them a happy peaceful retired Life. 

b) As usual following the best principles honoring our retiring Executives (irrespective of Association affinity), who have rendered yeoman service to our BSNL, our CS along with ACS Com.J.Badri narayanan and DS-Com Krishnan met Sri.S.Narasimhan (DE-EXTL-Nanganallur) in his chamber and honored him with a shawl.

Later on, our CS along with ACS Com.J.Badrinarayanan, OS-Central Com.T.Thigarajan and Sri.Thangappan DE-ADY-INTL met Sri.L.Purushottaman DGM (ADYAR) in his chamber and offered our felicitations to him on his superannuation.


147 case, {SDE TO DEs} Case referred on 17/02/14 and same has  postponed by 4 weeks due to plea from applicant, however DPC can be initiated leaving the disputed 147 list.
15/02/14:        AGENDA for our  2nd  CEC on 22/02/14 

No.AIBSNLOA/ChTD/CEC/2013-14/02                   Date: 15.02.2014

Dear Comrades, Our 2nd Circle Executive Committee meeting is to be held on 22nd  February 2014 at 10.00 hrs at  AC- HALL (1ST Floor),JIVANA JYOTI, [Opp. Egmore   Musium] 107, Pantheon Road, Egmore, Chennai-600-008.(Phone No. 28194905/ 28193244/ 42145726)

AGENDA as follows

1. Welcome address by Com. B.GANESAN,DGM  Circle President

2. Introduction of Members ,.  3. Report by Circle Secretary.

4. Branch Secretaries Report,. 5. Felicitation for Com.P.Raman-CWC-Member, Com.M.Kamsunder, President, GRD and Sri.A.Syed Masjid, President-HRD.              Special Address by

1.Com.L.Sundararaman, Ex-CP&2.Sri.G.SELVAM, GM(HR&A) Rtd

                                            LUNCH   BREAK [13.30 to 14.15 ]

6. Report by Finance Secretary.7. Any other important items [including {31/03/14} STS-Retention issue] with the permission of the Chair.8. Resolution if any,. and    9. Vote of Thanks. 

All the Circle/Branch Office Bearers/ CWC and CEC Members are requested to attend this meeting without fail. Finance Secretaries are request to clear  the subscription up to March 2014.

 Yours Comradely,


 Copy to :-    1. COBs   2.  CWC/CEC Members  3. DPs, DSs & FSs.


06-02-14:Our 2nd CEC meeting is fixed on saturday the 22nd February at 10:00Hrs in Jeevana Jyothi Hall,Egmore,Chennai-8.On this occassion we are also planning to felicitate our retiring comrades Com.P.Raman-CWC-Member,Com.M.Kamsunder-President-GRD and Sri.A.Syed Masjid President-HRD. All COBs,DP,DS&FS are requested to attend without fail. The Membership quota till March-2014 may also be regularised on this occassion. Agenda will be published soon.


Circle President, Circle Secretary along with, Finance Secretary and Com.J.Badrinarayanan ACS met our CGM Sri.A.Balasubramanian in his chamber on 03/02/14 and submitted our request to initiate the retention of all the Executives  (DE s retained up to 31-3-14) further beyond 31-03-2014. We have explained in detail about the available vacancies and the need to utilize the services of these experienced Executives in Chennai itself and urged the CGM to impress the Sr.GM (Pers)/DIR(HR)  BSNL CO accordingly. The CGM patiently heard our case and agreed to take up firmly with the BSNL CO.

On the developmental side, we have expressed our appreciation on the increasing Revenue in the CFA front and urged our CGM to fill in the Madhavaram DGM (O&M) posts which will improve our Services in this Area that has incurred a negative growth recently.

Similarly we have also appreciated the pro active role initiated by the Head of TXM that resulted in positive reactions from all the Staff and Officers of Transmission Wing. We also understand that there is definite improvement in Revenue realization from the Leased Circuits that have been kept pending as untraceable /Master less cases. There is also a visible change on the FTTH front that has been witnessing slow progress.

 We expressed our satisfaction on the CGM’s recent Decision to hold only monthly Review Meetings.

On the Mobile front we acknowledged the CGM’S concern on dwindling revenue and expressed our opinion that more importance is to be given for Power and Battery problems of BTS that in our view is the cause for call drop during hand over which ultimately has a bearing on our Services and Revenue.

We also emphasized our CGM on the need to implement our long pending request of processing FRAC by the now established CM Wing itself so that undue delay in various Area Finance Sections can be avoided and also these officers both Finance and Technical in Area can concentrate still better on CFA front.

In short the meeting was a smooth exchange of information and we thanked our CGM for spending more time with us than anticipated and for patiently hearing our views.


06-01-14: Our  BSNL Executive’s Diary 2014 (Perfect) is ready for distribution to our Members/Officers. Our COBs, DSs and D/ Committees may co-ordinate and collect it from No.20 Haddows Road Telephones Exchange, Chennai -6 at the earliest.

08-01-14: Diary 2014 -started on and from 07/01/2014.


08-01-2014:Executive Promotion Policy[EPP]-clarifications as per Ref no:400-29/2007-Pers.1 dtd 30/05/2007
"the Exectives who are retiring within a period of 2 years from the date of issuance of Time Bound IDA Scale Up gradation order,shall be exempted from such Training"

We are happy to  announce that AIBSNLOA,ChTD  is bringing out “BSNL EXECUTIVE DIARY 2014 “  which shall  contains all updated information on Service, Technical and Accounts matters.Publised very soon.


02-01-2014:  CS along with our Circle President, FS, VP Com.P.Velu, ACS Com.J.Badrinarayanan, ACS-Fin Com.R.Ramachandran, along with the Office Bearers of Admin Division  met  our  CGM, PGM(Fin) and the Sr.GM(HR&ADMN), on 01/01/14 in their chambers and exchanged pleasantries and greetings on the eve of New Year 2014.  Since it was a moment to celebrate no issues were discussed.

Similarly we also greeted senior Officers of CHTD namely the.Sr.GM (EB),Sr.GM(CM),GM(TXI) GM(West),GM(S&M) CFA and Addl GM(HR&ADMN) in the CGM Chamber.

Later on our CS, FS and Com.J.Badrinarayanan, ACS, met  Sr.GM(P&D-CFA)  In her Chamber  and extended our New Year Greetings. We also met GM (Central) in his chamber on a courtesy call to exchange New Year wishes.

Our Office bearers also met Sri.R.Ganesan who has joined our CHTD as GM (TXM) in his Chamber. Though it was meant to be a courtesy call, the GM (TXM) was kind enough to spare some time for exchange of views on several important issues including the Finance matter affecting the growth of BSNL-CHTD. We appreciated the concern of GM (TXM) and assured that together we could sit-down, discuss and resolve issues and aim for increased revenue for BSNL.  

On the whole the overall impression we gathered this day was that all our Senior Officers in the Management are of the firm view that the worst is over for BSNL and we are to march ahead with prosperity in this New Year 2014.


30-12-2013: 18.00 Hrs

1.CS and FS attended the farewell party in connection with the Retirement of Com.Hari Prakash JTO-MLLN at KushKumar Road. All the speakers recalled the dedication and interest shown towards work by Com.Hari Prakash. He was also a dedicated member of our Association and actively participated in all the functions and events organized by AIBSNLOA-CHTD. We wish him a happy and peaceful Retired Life. 

17.00 Hrs:

2.CS addressed the massive hunger strike, organized by the NFTE at CGM’s Office in connection with their list of long pending demands submitted to the Management. CS in his address insisted the need to have united approach fort solving all the Staff welfare related issues. While the CS appreciated the dedication of NFTE members, he also advised the leaders of NFTE to utilize the negotiation table for resolving issues if called for by the Administration.

13.00 Hrs

3.The COB Meeting of our Association was held today at 13.00 Hrs in Flower Bazaar with our President Com.B.Ganesan in the Chair.  The COB deliberated mainly on two issues namely

  1. Bringing out the Technical Hand Book 2014
  2. To fill up the vacancies arising out of resignations / transfers of some of our Comrades.

While all those present appreciated the move to bring out the Technical Hand Book 2014, there were some plain speaking by those present with regard to the reasons for filling up the vacant COB Posts. The meeting ended with a vote of thanks from Com.R.Vijayasarathy. The following comrades were co opted against the posts mentioned below which has to be ratified in the forth coming CEC.

Com.P.Ramachandran  A.O(ERP) ACS-Fin. &  Com.B.Arumugaraj  SDE-Genl CWC-M

Com. T.Thiagarajan, DE-Myl(OS-Cen) & Com. V.Gabriel ,SDE-GSM-KKN (OS-West)


26-12-2013:Our Circle Office Bearers meeting is to be held at Flower bazzar Complex on 30/12/13 (Monday)at 13:00 hrs.All the COBs to  attend this meeting without fail.


27-12-13:CS has written an Letter to CGM for different dates and varies issues..
AIBSNLOA/ChTD / 2013-14 / CGM/ N-35                              Date: 23-12-2013

-Regarding Pending points of demands discussed on 07.11.13

AIBSNLOA/ChTD/2013-14 / DPC 2013 /N-34                         Date: 05-12-2013

-As regards Retention of Executives in Chennai.


26-12-2013: The Annual General Body meeting of our KK.Nagar Road Division was held today (23-12-13) at 17.00 Hrs. It was attended by our Circle Secretary and Finance Secretary. The meeting was well represented by comrades from GSM/EXTL/TXM/INTL & Computer Cell. Com Gabriel has made excellent arrangement for smooth conduct of the GB. There were useful deliberations on all issues including the local Problems. Our CS insisted on the proactive role to be initiated by our members in restoring the Glory of our Company BSNL. All the comrades welcomed the move to get bring out the Technical Hand Book (Diary) this year. 

 The following are elected as Branch Office Bearers unanimously for the next term.

 1.Com. K.Manoharan                   AGM-VIJAY(CM)             President

2. Com. T.Shenbagaraj                  C.O /KKN                          Secretary

3.Com.P.Thilagavathy                  SDE-KKN(Extl)                  Finance Secretary.


26-12-2013:The Technical General Body meeting of our CHR & Tambaram Division was held today (13-12-13) at 13.00 Hrs. It was attended by our Circle Secretary. The meeting was well represented by comrades from CHR-Intl and EXTL/TAM/DE-Intl (CHR). Com B.Nagarajan, OS [South] has made Very good arrangement for Technical interaction with Circle Secretary. There were useful deliberations on all issues including the local like Contractors billing/Raja Kilpakkam and Different Cable size Problems. All the comrades welcomed the move to get bring out the Technical Hand Book (Diary 2014) this year. 

 The following are already elected as Divisional Office Bearers and Com.S.Shankar DE-CHR(Extl) unanimously Elected as Working President for  the next term.









18-12-2013:The Annual General Body meeting of our Greames Road Division was held on 17-12-13 during lunch Hour. It was attended by our Circle Secretary, Finance Secretary and ACS Com.J.Badri. The meeting was well organized with members explicitly expressing the constraints of Field conditions. Our CS explained the efforts of our Association in getting retention for most of the dedicated comrades but still we could not completely succeed in this attempt to our fullest satisfaction. CS also explained the need to maintain the BB Services that is the main source of Revenue for our BSNL Chennai Telephones. There were use full interaction amongst the members regarding all issues if importance.

 The following are elected as Divisional Office Bearers unanimously for the next term.

 1.Sri. M.Kamsunder                 DE HRD-EXTL-III               President

2. Sri.R.Sridharan                       SDE TXM                          Vice President

3. Sri.K.Guhan                            DE HRD-EXTL-I                  Secretary

4. Sri.J.Bhaskaran                       JTO-HRD-Extl-II                Asst. Divisional Secretary

5. Mrs.C.MalarSelvi                   SDE HRD-Extl-IV               Finance Secretary.

6.Sri.S.R.Sankara Narayanan   JTO-Greames Road.        Committee Member


13-12-13:  147 case, [SDE TO DEs] Latest status:

The Supreme Court Website reflects that the next date is 17.02.2014 {1. Nishit Kumar Upadhya  2.Manoj Kumar Tripathy 3 K.S. Hegde}


11-12-13 : AGB  meeting of AMB and AVD division was held on 05/12/2013 at AMB telephone exchange.CS,VP,ACS and OS (N) attended the meeting.  Com.Baranidaran.DS welcomed all. All the circle office bearers have been honoured with shawal and 2014 diary. CS explained all the developments in detail and appreciated the AMB zone for developments and revenue increase. The following office bearers have been elected unanimously.

1.President   Com.R. Jayaraman SDE

2.Divisional secretary :Com.S.Baranidharan SDE

3.Finance secretary: Com.J.meena JTO

The meeting ended with vote of thanks by New Divisional President


05/12/13: Circle Secretary has written a letter to our GS-CHQ rearding further extention of STS (adhoc)


AIBSNLOA/ChTD/2013-14 / DPC 2013 /05                 Date:05-12-2013


My beloved comrade


While we the Executives of Chennai Telephones in general and the members of  AIBSNLOA-CHTD in particular are fully aware of the positive role played by our CHQ in retaining as much Executives as possible in Chennai itself during the JULY 2013 DPC for STS(Adhoc), we are once again requesting our GS to take up the issue with the BSNL Top Management well in advance so that the plight of the senior Executives who were given temporary relief up to March 2014 comes to an end and they are regularised in Chennai.


In this regard we would like to submit the following points for perusal and further necessary follow up with BSNL CO.


While sufficient vacancies to accommodate more than 90% of the Executives falling under the zone of consideration in July DPC was projected by the local Administration to our BSNL CO, Our head quarters citing the need to reserve 15% of the sanctioned strength for future MT, has refused retention. However as months pass by vacancies are adding up by way of retirement and there will be no dearth of vacancies in Chennai as on 31st March 2014. More over it is to be noted that the MT Recruitment is on a PAN INDIA basis and it need not necessarily be reserved in a particular Circle where there is already shortage of Executives to meet the growing developmental activities. The management also stands to gain by way of posting these brand new MT in places where there is no availability of personnel for the STS Post. The concept of reserving vacancies for a prospective employee at the cost of present dedicated and senior Executives does not augur well with a well maintained HR Principle.


In the unfortunate event of shortage of vacancy to take care of the interest of all the Executives on 31st March 2014, it is must be ensured that


  1. All the Executives in the JULY 2010 DPC (List Enclosed) are to be given topmost priority in the order of their seniority and retained in Chennai.
  2. Subsequently the Executives of the July 2013 DPC are to be considered for the remaining vacancies strictly on Seniority basis.(List Enclosed)
  3. After taking care of the interests of seniors as requested in 1 & 2 above, the remaining vacancies may be utilised to retain the other Executives strictly as per seniority without involvement the whims and fancies of any vested interests. Even in the event of only Female Executives being considered for retention beyond March 2014 for these remaining vacancies, then also it must be purely on seniority basis amongst these Females Executives.(List Enclosed)
  4. As sufficient vacancies would have become vacant in the neighbouring Circles like TN,AP,KRL,STR & STP also by March 2014 the remaining left out Executives among those retained up to March 2014 must be offered an opportunity to exercise their optional Circle and this also must be decided in a transparent manner on the basis of Seniority only.

 While certain amount of flexibility was extended both to the Management and to the Associations with regard to retention of certain Executives up to 31st March 2014 on a case by case basis, the further Extension or permanent retention for any of these cases must be purely on Seniority Basis only so that this will avoid any litigation that was predominant in the aftermath of July 2010 DPC. 


Since the Management has recently completed the interaction with all the Unions/Associations with respect to improvement of BSNL and its services, this is the right time to update our Top Management at BSNL CO to ensure that fair, transparent and un biased orders are issued from Corporate Office that will go a long way in improving the morale of the Executives.


We hope that the CHQ will be able to project the real constraints peculiar to Chennai Telephones in clear terms to our BSNL Top Management, convince them about the ground realities well in advance so as to ensure the retention orders for all the Executives in Chennai are released to the extent vacancies exist as on 31-3-2014 without reserving any post whatever be the reasons.


With best wishes,

Yours comradely

 P.Udaya Suriyan




09-12-2013:Attn of our  Retired employess of BSNL & DOT : BSNL Circle office has issued the instructions for allotting the vacant quarters to retired employess of BSNL & and read Guidlines...


The First CEC of our AIBSNLOA-CHTD was held on Tuesday the 26th November 2013 at JeevanJyothi Hall, Egmore Chennai 600008. After the customary welcome address by President Com.B.Ganesan,DGM and the introduction of members, the CS presented his report for the last Eight Months.

The report covered in detail all the aspects including the crucial DPC JULY 2013 from SDE to STS. There were free and open discussion on all the points put forth in the C.S Report. Senior comrades who took active part in the deliberation analyzed the CS report in depth and appreciated the efforts of our Association in the crucial DPC-2013 for SDEs. At the same time these senior comrades also strongly protested against lack of any guided principles in retaining the Officers at Chennai. While accepting the constraint faced by our CHQ at Delhi, the members insisted on more transparent approach.  On the whole the deliberations and the final sum up of the events with regard to the DPC-2013 was a fruitful one with the air being cleared of even the slightest inhibitions.

 Similarly on all the other issues presented in the report there were detailed exchange of ideas and the members  appreciated the efforts of COB in handling the critical issues including the recent BSNL CO guidelines on posting of Office Bearers in Administration and Vigilance.

Com.L.Sundararaman our Ex-President was invited as a special Invitee to this meeting and he enlightened the members on the importance of Unity and the growing strength of AIBSNLOA over the years that is attributable mainly because of dedication and commitment of members.  

During the course of discussion on Divisional Secretaries Report, the CEC also approved the merger of Kellys Division with the Administration Division. As a follow up of detailed deliberations several Resolutions aimed mainly towards improvement of BSNL Services were passed and these are being submitted to our local Management.

  2. CS Report in our CEC on 26-11-2013.
20/11/13 Circle Secretary written a letter to CGM Chennai Telephones regarding Rearrangement of Executives in SAG Level.
19-11-13:  AIBSNLOA/ChTD / 2013-14 / CGM/ N-31                  Date: 19-11-2013

Sub: Rationalisation of GSM-Works-regarding.

 Respected Sir,

With a view on improved performance in our CFA & CM Verticals we would like to apprise our CGM the following points for kind perusal.

As we are in the process of taking strategic business decisions based on performance and Revenue generation, it becomes relevant to ensure that jobs pertaining to relevant Wings are being executed and monitored by those respective stake holders. One such Area is the expansion and maintenance of our Towers in GSM Wing.  Earlier when there was integration of functions, the Area DGMs were pursuing the finalisation of agreement with the prospective Land Lords to install and commission the Towers. As we grew up in GSM Vertical with so many senior officers right up to PGM available exclusively for GSM-wing, it is pertinent to ensure that all the works identifiable with GSM are to be executed and monitored by that wing only.

This will benefit the Company by way of improved performance and monitoring of both GSM and CFA verticals by the respective Officers. As we are already in the process of apportioning Revenues and Expenditures even on certain basic items like House-keeping, Electricity Charges, etc., it is time for us to have a thorough review of working aspect with respect to certain Areas in GSM where in we feel clash of interests exists between GSM and CFA Officers causing delay in implementation of developmental and maintenance activities more specifically in Tower Maintenance. 


Wrkg strength-DGM

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 We urge our CGM to effectively intervene and put an end to this dual control in activities and responsibilities with regard to Tower maintenance functionalities so that we can achieve better results in CM. Also the CFA that is on the upswing with regard to Revenue generations can be still more prosperous with higher dedicated concentration from the Officers of CFA. To start with the FRAC activities involved in finalisation of BTS is to be exclusively carried out by the GSM-Wing so that the delay in execution is avoided.

This is for your kind information and necessary action please.

 With warm regards,



 Copy to:

1.The PGM (Finance) BSNL-Chennai Telephones.

2.The PGM (Planning & Dev)-CM Chennai Telephones.

3.The Sr. General Manager ( HR & ADMN)  BSNL Chennai Telephones