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Warm Welcome to Our Esteemed Leader Sh A A Khan Ex-All India President, SNEA CHQ to AIGETOA :

On behalf of the entire Team AIGETOA, We are thrilled to extend a heartfelt welcome to Sh A A Khan, Ex-All India President, SNEA CHQ to join AIGETOA, our esteemed association. Your decision to transition from SNEA to AIGETOA is a testament to your dedication and commitment towards the betterment of executives in BSNL, and we are honored to have you with us.
Your invaluable experience, leadership skills, and unwavering dedication will undoubtedly strengthen our association and contribute to our collective mission. We greatly look forward to your insights, innovative ideas, and collaborative spirit, which will undoubtedly inspire and motivate our members.
At AIGETOA, we emphasize teamwork, inclusivity, and mutual support. As you immerse yourself in our association, you will find a community of like-minded individuals who are dedicated about resolutions of all pending issues pertaining to the executives of BSNL and committed to making a positive difference. We encourage you to engage actively in our various initiatives, contribute, and share your expertise with fellow members.
We believe that by working together, we can achieve great milestones and create a brighter future for all executives in BSNL.
Once again, Congratulations on becoming a part of AIGETOA. We are excited to witness the positive impact you will make and the contributions you will bring to our association. Together, let us forge a path towards a brighter future for all executives in BSNL.

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Cabinet approves $11 billion revival package for telecom firm BSNL:

The Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved an Rs 89,047-crore revival package for state-owned telecom firm BSNL, which will be used to roll out 4G and 5G services, improve its network and expand its reach. The package includes a cash component of Rs 38,964 crore and a non-cash component of Rs 50,083 crore. The cash component will be used to meet the company's immediate working capital requirements, while the non-cash component will be used to convert its statutory dues into equity, merge Bharat Broadband Network Ltd (BBNL) with it and provide it with spectrum.

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Meeting With PGM (SR & Restructuring) And Update In Restructuring And Review Of Sanctioned Strength Across Various Cadres And Streams:

Today President AIGETOA Shri Veerabhadra Rao and GS AIGETOA Shri Ravi Shil Verma met PGM Restg and discussed the issue of reviewing the sanctioned strength across various cadres in continuation of our earlier discussions held with CMD BSNL, Director HR, GM Pers and PGM Restg. Yesterday also GS AIGETOA reminded PGM Restg about the commitments made at the level of CMD BSNL and Director HR and requested her for immediately starting the process. Earlier also Team AIGETOA had met Director HR and CMD BSNL and requested them to intervene for immediate completion of the process. In the meeting itself, Director HR has directed PGM Restg to initiate the process.
Today a detailed discussion took place. PGM Restg informed that she has already set the action in motion and Circles shall be asked to give their feedback on the strength across various cadres. She also requested AIGETOA to give it’s input w.r.t the strength across various cadres/streams including Bharatnet and 4G saturation projects. Association also needs to submit its input w.r.t the staffing norms (operational as well as positional). AIGETOA Team shall be submitting this input by next week so as to get the exercise complete as early as possible. With an increase in strength, many of the worries will be over and a smooth career progression can be ensured across all the cadres and streams. It will be AIGETOA’s endeavor to ensure that the interest of the cadre is protected and unnecessary court cases owing to such apprehensions and confusion can be avoided.
Further discussion on the letter issued wrt Membership change option on ESS was also done wherein AIGETOA has suggested certain inputs on which PGM SR has given positive consideration. Option for dual membership shall continue in ESS also. Further concurrence of DS/CS as per existing process must be ensured in ERP for approving the membership as it is the DS/CS of any association who is authorized to accept the Membership not the administration. Corrigendum shall be issued by SR cell on this.
Brief discussion on immunity guidelines also took place.
Earlier a detailed discussion of Team AIGETOA was held on 31st May 2023 with the committee members constituted for taking care of reversal issue. Detailed discussion took place on the way forward and association has noted the inputs and is acting upon it in consultation with the team. We are sure of resolving the reversal issue also at the earliest.
Today, on 6th June, another meeting of Team AIGETOA is scheduled with GM Pers for discussion on the JTO to SDE DPC, SDE to AGM promotions, AGM to DGM Promotions, AO to CAO promotions, OTP cases, Tenure Cases, MSRR clauses, LICE etc. We hope for positive outcome from that meeting also.
AIGETOA will ensure the resolution of all the pending HR issues. We seek the support of all the executives in ensuring the resolution of issues irrespective of their associations which will motivate the leadership in performing better.

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AIGETOA CTD has arranged a free health camp and medical check-up for all the employees of CTD on 31st May 2023, on the day of its office room inauguration.

The response of this occasion was overwhelming. Executives and non-executives of different unions/associations have participated in this event and availed the medical services.
Respected CGM CTD sir had inaugurated this medical camp and was the first person to avail all the tests with positive enthusiasm.
The camps was conducted by Suraksha Diagnostics, Kothari Medical Centre and Centre for Sight. The following tests was offered,
• Random Blood Sugar
• Total Cholesterol
• Blood Pressure
• SPO2
• Body Composition and Body fat analysis
• Eye Test (Automatic and Manual)
• Doctor Consultation
• Dietitian Consultation
Other tests was also available there with payment basis at CGHS rate.
AIGETOA CTD extends its thanks and gratitudes to all for making this event a grand success.

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AIGETOA CTD is pleased to inform you that, we've inaugurated our brand new office room today.

Our beloved JS(E) Sri Rakesh Kumar ji and VP-II Sri S.C. Mandal ji has cut the ribbon for this occasion.Many veteran leaders were present on this occasion. This office will help us to serve you better in the coming days. Our office details is as follows,

Room No. 502B
5th floor, Telephone Bhavan
34, BBD Bag
Kolkata- 700001

It's also to mention that, on this auspicious occasion, we've arranged a grand health camp for all the employees of CTD at free of cost (details follows).

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India will not see a monopoly or duopoly in the telecom sector with state-owned BSNL emerging as a 'very stable' player,
Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw.

India will not see a monopoly or duopoly in the telecom sector with state-owned BSNL emerging as a ‘very stable’ player, Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw has said.Speaking at the Express Adda on Saturday, he allayed concerns of a duopoly emerging in the market with weakening financials and dropping market share of Vodafone Idea Ltd. “No, we are not heading towards a monopoly. Even a duopoly will not be there. BSNL is coming up as a very stable player in the market,” he said when asked whether the state of affairs in Vodafone Idea and the current financial struggles faced by Airtel would leave Reliance Jio the single dominant mobile telephony player.
The telecom market currently has three private players – billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea Ltd. Jio’s disruptive entry has helped it to become the largest operator in the country and it is now leading the 5G rollout. Sunil Bharti Mittal’s Airtel is competing with Jio while Vodafone Idea is yet to announce a 5G rollout plan due to financial stress. Vaishnaw said state-owned BSNL is stabilising operationally. “They have started making operating profits now. It’s a turnaround story for BSNL,” the minister said. He said the technology BSNL is going to use, India’s 4G and 5G stack, is a step above similar technologies across the world.

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Medical camp for employees of CTD arranged by AIGETOA CTD on 31.05.2023

Diet consultation, doctor’s consultation and the following tests will be available there at free of cost

  • Random Blood sugar
  • TSH
  • Total Cholesterol
  • BP & SPO2
  • Body composition and body fat analysis
  • PFT
  • ECG

If someone wants for further diagnosis, it can also be done with payment basis at CGHS rate.

Details are as follows,

  • Venue: Telephone Bhavan 3rd floor Conference room and 8th floor IQ
  • Time: 11:00 am onwards for Executives 02:30 pm onwards for both Executives & Non-Executives
  • Tests will be done on ‘first come first served’ basis subject to availability
  • Employees must have to carry their office ID card
  • For query, one can contact to Shri A.K. Shukla @9433000303 and Shri Subhajit Choudhury @9433400292

Latest News:

The consortium led by Tata Consultancy Services Limited has received an Advance Purchase Order valued over Rs15,000 crore from BSNL, a 100% Govt. of India owned Public Sector Undertaking, for the deployment of a 4G network across India

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132nd birth anniversary celebration of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar organised by SEWA

AIGETOA CTD feels honoured for being present at the 132nd birth anniversary celebration of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. The program was arranged by SEWA at the CTO building today. CGMs of WBTC, CTD and CNTx(E) along with other senior officers were present their. The occasion was very informative and cordial. We extend our hearty wishes to SEWA for arranging the gracious ceremony.
Some moments of the occasion are follows.

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Today, CTD management has arranged a wonderful ceremony to recognize the best performers in various fields. AIGETOA CTD wishes all of them for their unmatched performances towards our beloved organization.
The following persons are our members, who’ve got the recognition,

Some glimpses are as follows

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Update on GHI proposed by AIGETOA CTD

Recently BSNL has floated an option to opt GHI for all the employees. Citing this, CEC of AIGETOA CTD, unanimously decided not to proceed further on association's GHI proposal for this year. All are requested to take their informed decision to opt GHI, as per their convenience.

LDCE for JTO (T) to SDE (T) is notified.

As per assurance given yesterday to Team AIGETOA CHQ, LDCE has been notified for vacancies upto December 2022. This outcome has been achieved after the strong persuasions of AIGETOA.

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Update on Group Health Insurance.

Many friends from pan India have queries on the AIGETOA CTD group health insurance policy. It is to inform all concerned that, some administrative obligations were raised from NIC end on this policy, which was already informed earlier. Recently we’re again in touch with NIC for further discussions.
Parallelly, discussions are going on with other PSU and Private insurers. We’re in good hope that, we can mature the whole process. But it may take some more time.
It is also to clarify all that, there are several administrative requirements from the insurers before settling the whole thing. So, the exact time for implementation cannot be confirmed as of now. We shall inform immediately once we get response from the insurer.
Inconvenience, if any, is regretted please.

Representatives of AIGETOA CTD met CGM CTD and discussed on the various matters.

Today, representatives of AIGETOA CTD met CGM CTD and discussed over the following matters.

1. Long pending transfer issues :
We’re continuously in discussion since long time with CGM Sir over this issue. Some transfer orders of almost one year are yet to be implemented. CGM Sir assured us, necessary steps will be taken very soon and if required, the concerned executives will be released through ERP.

2. Issuance of transfer orders from the Interview panel :
CGM sir was not very committal over the issue, but after requests, he told us he will consider some transfers from the above panel. It was understood, requirements are there in EB and TX verticals.

3. Empanelment of more hospitals with CGHS rate and cashless basis :
It was informed to us that, necessary steps are being taken on priority basis.

4. Rule-8 transfer :
We’ve shown our resentments over this issue. We’ve informed CGM Sir, many incoming candidates have come and many are in process to join in CTD.
We’ve strongly requested to release the outgoing Rule-8 cases, as the accommodation confirmation has already received from many circles. CGM sir told us, he is expecting some positive results soon.

Prize distribution of online art competition:-

The prize distribution of the online art completion arranged by AIGETOA CTD will be held on 08.05.2023 (Monday) at Telephone Bhavan 3rd floor, Room No. 326 at 3 pm onwards. You are cordially requested to present there to collect the prize of your child/children. Pl note, the winners and the other participants, all will get the prizes as token of appreciation from AIGETOA CTD.

Update on GHI of AIGETOA CTD

The discussion with NIC on GHI is going on. There headquarters have raised certain queries on the policy. It has been roported that M/s Oriental (BSNL insurer) has discussed with M/s National on the concerns with respect to two PSUs competing with each with a similar set of employees. As per IRDA norms, there are certain retsrictions with respect to this. Our team is discussing with the National insurance officers for final conclusion on the policy. Therefore, extension of policy may take some more time.
Parallelly, we are in touch with other insurers also, including the private players, to mature the whole thing in a time bound manner.

Message from AIGETOA CHQ.

We take this opportunity to inform that as per the decision taken by CHQ after thorough deliberation with Circle Secretaries and Circle Presidents on the issue, AIGETOA has been granted provisional affiliation with BMS. There have been many queries received in this regard from members that what will be the future course of action and the benefits associated with this affiliation for the cadre and BSNL at large.

We wish to inform that AIGETOA’s affiliation with BMS has nothing to do with any political orientation and we as employees and executives of BSNL, are not party to any political agenda and we will never be part to any such agenda in future also.
We further wish to inform that BMS is also categorical in its statement that they are not associated with any political party and BMS ideology is based upon the concept of nationalism which advocates unity and the ideology of BMS do not subscribes to any differentiation based on caste, creed or religion. We as an association of executives also will never ever subscribe to any agenda of any organization which is based on differentiation on the basis of caste, creed or religion. Further contrary to the belief of many that BMS is an organization of unions only, we wish to inform that many big associations in other PSUs like ONGC, various Banks etc have been the affiliates of BMS.
The response on the queries received from members with respect to BMS is as stated below:
1. BMS was founded on 23rd July 1955.
2. BMS is not affiliated to any Political party.
3. BMS extends responsive cooperation whatever may be the composition of the Government i.e whether it is Congress, BJP or any other democratically elected Government.
4. Even during the regime of NDA 1 Government, in 2001 April, BMS protested against the economic policies of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Govt in a very vociferous way. Very recently i.e on 17.11.22 the BMS organized a save PSU campaign in Delhi where more than 25000 CPSU workers gathered and protested.
5. BMS does not subscribe to caste, creed or religion.
6. BMS is the largest central trade union in India whose verification was done by the then UPA government. 7. There is no worship of leaders in BMS. Slogans in favor of office bearers is not allowed.
8. There is a fixed 2 term norm for all office bearers. 9. In State Units the age of office bearers is restricted to 60 years of age.
10. No political person is allowed to sit on the Dias. Exception is concerned Minister of the Union or the union Labor minister. Any politician who attends the meetings are received with due care and made to sit in the audience only.
The foundation stone of AIGETOA is firmly laid on the revival, survival and wellbeing of BSNL, Resolution of the long pending HR issues and upliftment of cadre as a whole. Various strategies with respect to achieving these objectives have been exercised by AIGETOA and it is our firm belief that our affiliation with the largest trade union of India i.e. BMS and their guidance on various subjects will definitely give more strength to AIGETOA’s fight to ensure the revival of our beloved company, upliftment of the executive cadre of BSNL and resolution of various pending issues. We request one and all for cooperating and supporting AIGETOA’s endeavors which are solely intended to attain the vary basic objectives of unity in diversity, upliftment of nation, upliftment of company and upliftment of our executive fraternity. AIGETOA shall continue to function as it was functioning earlier with full autonomy on how to resolve the issues including the ways like conducting the meetings and organizational action programs.
AIGETOA firmly and non-ambiguously reiterates that association will never be a party to any political activity nor will it ever subscribe to any differentiation based on caste, creed or religion. All our activities will always remain restricted to the welfare of nation, welfare of our beloved organization BSNL and the resolution of long pending issues pertaining to the executives of BSNL. Let us all move ahead with the feeling of together we can and together we will.

AIGETOA CTD writes to CGM/CTD over the casual approach of management on handling the Higher Pension related work on employer's part.

AIGETOA CTD expressed its strong resentments over the casual and irresponsible approach of management on handling the Higher Pension related job on employer's part.

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Update on GHI for all the executives of BSNL, initiated by AIGETOA CTD on behalf of AIGETOA CHQ.

In connection with the preliminary data & quote, which was informed earlier over the GHI scheme, team AIGETOA has further discussions and negotiations with the insurance provider on other details. It is understood, due to their closed holiday up to 01.05.2023, more discussions towards the finalization can took place on or after coming Tuesday.

In the meantime, we’ve received a good response through our Google form. It is also to inform all that, we’re expecting to start the policy within May’23. The payment window is expected to be opened after the final agreement with NIC.

Some basic FAQs on this GHI,Hospital list and Super Topup details can be found in the documents below.

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GHI for all Executives of BSNL - initiated by AIGETOA CTD

AIGETOA CTD is delighted to introduce a group health insurance policy for all BSNL executives on pan India level. The GHI will be operated by National Insurance Company, a premier PSU insurer.

As per the initial discussions, they have offered a quote which can be found with the following pdf document.

Willing executives may go through the pdf doc and if agreed to proceed further, they mandatorily need to fill-up the Google form before 11:59 pm 28.04.2023. The Google form link is mentioned below.
One may write to the following email ID for any queries in this regard.

Google form link

AIGETOACTD GHI pdf document

Guidelines for filling the EPFO online portal w.r.t. Higher pension.

1.AIGETOA Team has prepared a performa to be submitted by all willing to opt for pension option on full wages for those having insufficient balance in their EPF account. All are requested to go through and prepare the same on similar lines Further instructions with regard to the Joint undertaking performa for 26(6) by employee and employer is also under process and instructions in this regard shall be issued by BSNL CO for urgent action by all the circles. Copy of this joint declaration along with the declaration by BSNL available at ESS portal shall be submitted by employee at EPF Portal. Further there is a confusion with regard to submission of formalities by employer side like uploading the month wise details on the portal from employee. BSNL CO is deliberating on the methodology to be adopted which shall be circulated to field units once finalised. AIGETOA Team is also preparing a step by step procedure and the same shall be circulated once BSNL CO issues instructions with regard to the Joint undertaking 26(6). We request all to wait till tmrw for uploading their options on the portal.

2.People may download their EPF passbook by logging-in to the Umang portal. Please type "EPFO passbook" in chatbot
Enter your UAN no
Give OTP
Download Passbook.

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Furnishing of Certificate under para 26(6) for Higher Pension under EPF Retired before/after 01.09.2014 dtd 19.04.2023

In line with the suggestions of AIGETOA in the online meeting which was represented by Shri Ansal Mohmmad who is one of the pioneers in the EPF case along with Shri Saheer and other AIGETOA Kerala members and subsequently conveyed by our letter dated 17th April 2023, CA section of BSNL CO has issued guidelines to Circles for issuance of Joint Undertaking and a certificate in lieu of PARA 26(6) OF EPF Scheme WHICH HAS TO BE USED BY the employees of BSNL while opting higher pension in EPFO website. BSNL is stating that deductions have been made and deposited on full Basic and DA to EPFO. This will ensure that willing persons can fill up the higher pension option at EPFO Portal. Earlier AIGETOA CHQ Team and BSNL Officials also visited EPFO and held discussions on the methodology to be adopted. Thereafter this letter has been issued by BSNL CO to circles. This has come out in persuasion to KERALA HIGH COURT JUDGEMENT DATED 12th April 2023 wherein AIGETOA is a petitioner and is result of continuous persuasion by Team AIGETOA with management and concerned section. We are thankful to BSNL Management and PGM CA for taking necessary action in timely manner in the interest of BSNL executives.

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AIGETOA CTD writes to CGM CTD on various issues, suffered by the employees, and its early resolution.

1. Requirement of water purifiers at every office buildings.
2. Improvement of toilets at every office buildings.
3. Empanelment of more hospitals treating with CGHS rate through-out CTD area.
4.Lifts of some multi-storied office buildings (eg. TBN, TBZ) are not working, causing difficulties to the employees' at the rush hour.
5. Arrangements to install 2/3 PCs at ground floor of TBN & TBZ (offices with large employee base) for attendance marking.
6. To extend the Second Saturday leave to those who are entitled - requesting to follow the Co guidelines in to-to.
7. As a temporary arrangements, kindly explore if, some ACs can be re-connect (where the machines are already installed, but disconnected) keeping in mind the heat wave.

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Meeting with Director HR on EPF Higher Pension Option :

A meeting was held by BSNL Management with all unions and associations today at 16:00 Hrs wrt submission of EPF Higher Pension. On behalf AIGETOA, the meeting was attended by Sh Ansal Mohammed along with President AIGETOA Sh Veerabhadra Rao. In line with our earlier discussions, it is informed that BSNL will be giving a certificate stating the compliance of para 26(6) and the contributions made there of to each employee so as to enable the aspirants to upload along with the enhanced pension option online link. The certificate and undertaking will be made available through ESS portal within a week. It is also a matter of pride that Dir HR has mentioned about recent judgement by Hon’ble HC Kerala and its relevance which was fought by AIGETOA and it’s OBs. We have also submitted the clearance on EPF act -1952 (where para 26(6) is applicable) and EPS-1995 scheme where the 11(3)/11(4) enhanced pension option is envisaged and in line with Hon’ble SC Judgement dated 4/11/2022. Association submitted that to make full proof on the 26(6) matter, the joint option signed by employee and employer also may be submitted to respective RPFCs and a copy of the same may be made available for employee to submit along with the higher option along with the certificate by BSNL. This can be done as per Hon’ble HC Kerala judgement on WP(c) 13120/2015 and connected cases where BSNL employees are also parties, directed to EPFO that the options on 26(6) need to processed without insistence on a date.

Bharatratna Babasaheb Dr. B.R. Ambedkar jayanti Celebration at Telephone Bhavan.

Today, representatives of AIGETOA CTD consisting of Shri Dinesh Roy, CP ; Shri Sayantan Sikder, CS ; Shri Kuntal Paul, ACS and Shri Manish Sood celebrated Bharatratna Babasaheb Dr. B.R. Ambedkar jayanti on behalf of AIGETOA CTD fraternity along with SEWA CTD at Telephone Bhavan. It was a mindful session. An elaborate discussion and exchange of ideas took place on Ambedkarism. AIGETOA CTD feels honoured to be a part of this occasion. Referring to this great scholar's line, AIGETOA CTD also believes in... Educate! Agitate! Organize! Warm wishes to all on this day!

Landmark Interim Direction from Hon’ble HC, Kerala wrt 26(6) approval submission :

In the cases filed by Shri Saheer & Ors, AIGETOA – Honorable HC Kerala made Interim direction to EPFO to make arrangements for acceptance of Higher Pension Options without insistence on 26(6) approval through Online Or to accept the physical forms ( incase online form modification not possible) within 10 (Ten) Days from today. This landmark Interim direction will help all the employees who are working/ eligible as per Honorable SC , Judgement to submit the higher pension option as envisaged. Now it’s upon to BSNL management to facilitate the modalities for submission of physical forms at the earliest. Once again it’s proved that AIGETOA and it’s office bearers are the people who are the real fighters for the benefit of BSNL & employees.

Update on EPF Higher Pension Case:

The EPF case filed by AIGETOA Kerala at Ernakulam HC now posted for 12th for orders. Heated arguments for around 2 hours took place. Honorable Judge understood the situation, arguments seems positive.

Result of LICE from JE to JTO declared today:

AIGETOA CTD congratulates all the successful candidates. The following thirteen candidates were selected for CTD. AIGETOA CTD extends its heartfelt wishes to all of them.


Flash News: Update on notification of SDE RRs and JTO to SDE Promotions :

As assured to AIGETOA by Hon’ble CMD BSNL in the meeting dated 21st March 2023, it is understood that the modified SDE RRs are being placed for approval in BSNL Board Meeting to be held tentatively this week. With this approval, path for the Promotions of the left out JTOs of 2008 batch will be cleared and hopefully the promotions will be issued soon. In the meeting, Team AIGETOA has emphasized upon starting the exercise for subsequent batches also and we will ensure that the DPC promotion process for the subsequent batches and LDCE notification for the eligible batches are also completed immediately thereafter.

Members of JTO RY-07/08 along with CS-CTD visited CGM CTD and discussed elaborately over the 22820 issue, details are as follows.

Today, on 17.03.2023, some of the affected members of 22820 issue visited CGM CTD Shri Debasis Sarkar Sir at Telephone Bhavan, Kolkata. The team was consists of Shri Sayantan Sikder, CS-CTD ; Shri Abhishek Banerjee ; Shri Saikat Sarkar ; Shri Indrajeet Sarkar ; Shri Sandip Das ; Shri Parashmoni Saha ; Shri Shatadru Roy Chowdhury and Shri Datla Vijay Kumar. The members have apprised the total facts and figures on 22820 and submitted a representation (copy below) to CGM sir. CGM Sir was very receptive and asked many questions on the issue for his better convenience. The team has requested CGM Sir to write a letter to DIR(HR) on the above issue requesting for early resolution. He assured us for the same. Our earnest request to all JTO RY-07/08 members of different circle, kindly request to your CS to initiate similar kind of action such that mgmt. at BSNL CO can feel pressure over this legitimate and long pending issue. Long live AIGETOA!!

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Today team AIGETOA CTD and WBTC met Hon'ble CMD sir at Telephone Bhavan, Kolkata on a courtesy visit on 15.03.2023.

Sri Rakesh Kumar, JS(E); Sri Dinesh Roy, CP CTD; Sri Saikat Das, VP-I CTD ; Sri Sayantan Sikder, CS CTD ; Sri Nilesh Kumar, AVP WBTC ; Sri Partho Kr. Ghosh, CFS WBTC ; Sri Ravi Kumar, DS HQ CTD and Sri Prabhash Mishra, DS South CTD was present in that meeting. CMD sir warmly welcomed us all and discussed various issues with the AIGETOA representatives. The meeting was very cordial and interactive and was lasted more than 20 minutes. We've handed over our representation (copy below) and some other souvenirs. CMD sir, on welcoming the delegates, expressed that, ‘I believe BSNL will prosper in the hands of the youngsters like you people’. He emphasised, we all have to be more devoted to our organisation. Team AIGETOA apprised that, due to this current leadership of BSNL, the organisation is turning around in true sense, and we’re also feeling delighted being a part of it. AIGETOA assured to extend all kinds of co-operation to the mgmt. and to motivate all executives to achieve the intended goals. On the long pending issues of the executive fraternity, CMD was very receptive and replied with empathy on the following issues, 1. On financial issues: On this matter he was quite receptive and totally aware of the issues in detail, but the issues may only be resolved after the improvement of the financial condition of the organisation, and in CMD sir’s view which is likely to be achieved in near future. 2. EPF higher pension: CMD sir clearly told, they are taking all out efforts with EPFO to resolve this issue once and all. He’s totally committed on it and the mgmt. is continuously in touch with the concerned EPFO authorities. He has informed that, he is well acquainted with the issue as previously also he has taken up the EPF issue to the BSNL board to resolve various anomalies and brought uniformity in BSNL’s EPF policy. 3. DRF scheme: We expressed our agony over the cases of untimely death of many executives and the pension amount being paid to their devastated families. CMD sir informed that such kind of mechanism is in the thought process of the mgmt. 4. Rule-8 issue: We informed CMD sir, some executives even after getting the approval of Rule-8 transfer, are unable to join their native circles as the circle is surplus in nature. We’ve appealed that, after working in the present circle even after 10-15 years, their cases may be considered separately with empathy. CMD sir was quite receptive and opens to any suggestion from the association. The meeting was ended in a positive note and we believe that constant persuasions yields results in near future. Long live AIGETOA!

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AIGETOA CTD has arranged some basic first aid requirements comprising BP machine, Pulse oximeter, thermometer and very basic medicines.

AIGETOA CTD is delighted to inform you that, we have arranged some basic first aid requirements comprising BP machine, Pulse oximeter, thermometer and very basic medicines. It will be kept at the AIGETOA CTD office (under civil mtce.) shortly, till then one can get it at NIB. It is also to inform you, this service is not limited to the AIGETOA members only. Any CTD employee may take the help of it, when required. This may serve people at the time of exigency. All of you are requested to forward this message to all employees of CTD.

Flash News : Update On 4G Rollout In BSNL

Today first Indigenous 4G e-Node-B which has been developed as a part of Atmanirbhar Bharat in Telecom has been powered on at Ferozepur BA of Punjab Circle. This is the first BTS working on home grown technology We congratulate all those involved in this exercise. We congratulate BSNL as well as TCS+CDOT+Tejas Consortium team for achieving this feat. It’s a proud moment for AIGETOA also as many of our members were also involved in this exercise. We sincerely hope and believe that with this start, definitely dream of Atmanirbhar Bharat in Telecom will be achieved soon. Our CS Shri Yogesh Chhabra Ji and CP Punjab Shri Vikas Gupta ji attending the inaugural function on behalf of AIGETOA. Today is definitely a big day and a firm step towards realizing the dream of 4G rollout in BSNL on home grown technology. We extend our sincere thanks to Government of India also for providing the much needed support to BSNL. Things were tough all these days but finally the light can be seen at the end of tunnel.

An Appeal From Mr. Debashish Ghosh, AIGETOA Member, SDE Kolkata TD

Children. Just reminiscence of this word brings to our minds the vivid picture of super-active, playful nature of the most beautiful gifts in this creation. But Alas ! There are unlucky few who are deprived of this basic capability of doing normal activities on their own. Debosmita Ghosh, 12-year-old girl, is one such child who is wheel chair bound and does not have the ability to move her arms and legs due to a rare neuromuscular disease classified as Spinal muscular atrophy (SPA). In this disease, nerves of the anterior horn cells of the spinal cord degenerate leading to gross hypotonia and muscle wasting. This weakness in the muscles throughout the body arises various complications such as knee knocking, bending of spine, osteoporosis to name a few. Some of the problems have been overcome by undergoing scoliosis correction surgery for her spine, zoledronate infusion for maintaining bone density, Bipap support for regular sleep etc. Despite all the efforts, she is having 80% locomotor disability. Naturally, she is fully dependent on all activities of daily living including eating, dressing and basic hygiene. Despite all this crippling circumstances, she is brilliant in her academics. She is class topper and won accolades in many Olympiad exams and abacus competitions. Also, she is a talented singer, good in elocution, story-telling and creative writing. She dreams to become a teacher or an astronomer. Currently, her condition has been progressively deteriorating. Only proper medical intervention has the ability to not only delay the disease progression but at times, effect mild improvements. Only drug that can stop progression of her disease and help regaining milestone is Risdipalm. She is receiving this drug from last two years under a compassionate use program by the drug manufacturing company. Being on treatment has helped her to have few improvements in motor activities. However, this program of Risdipalm will end by 2023. Stoppage of this drug may deteriorate her condition and push her health and life to uncertainty. Presently, she is under Dr Sanjukta De of Peerless Hospital, Kolkata. Risdipalm is a DCGI approved only drug commercially available India. But, the drug, costing Rs 72 Lacs per year, is exorbitantly high and beyond the affordability of her parents Mr. Debashish Ghosh, an AIGETOA member with Kolkata TD and Mrs. Moumita Ghosh, an optometrist. In order to support her for at least 15 years, we are compelled to raise at least Rs. 10 Cr through crowd funding platform impactguru.com. It may be noted that the donor will be eligible to receive tax benefit for 100% of the contributed amount under section 80G of Income Tax Act of India. We are hoping with in this period, Government of India will come up with some solution to continue treatment support to our only child. We are continuing to appeal to Government of India as well. Therefore, we appeal to all to help in this enormous task by making contribution as per own convenience such that our child has fair opportunity to realize her dreams.

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Launch of new AIGETOA CTD website:

AIGETOA CTD is delighted to launch its all new official website, http://aigetoactd.org Today, on 10.02.2023, Hon’ble CGM CTD, Shri Debasis Sarkar sir inaugurated the website in presence of our Circle leadership. AIGETOA CTD firmly believes in knowledge sharing and upliftment of all the BSNL employees. We hope, through this web platform, we all can achieve this. We’re thankful to our ACS Shri Datla Vijay Kumar & our veteran member Shri Sibadas Bag for designing the webpage. We also expect feedbacks from all of our members to improve further regarding the appearance and contents of the website. Some pictures of this website inauguration are as follows.
Long live AIGETOA!