05/12/13: Circle Secretary has written a letter to our GS-CHQ rearding further extention of
AIBSNLOA/ChTD/2013-14 / DPC 2013 /05 Date:05-12-2013
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
- 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.
- Subsequently the Executives of the July 2013 DPC are to be considered
for the remaining vacancies strictly on Seniority basis.(List Enclosed)
- 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
- 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.