Meeting with Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon MoSC on E2, E3 pay scales:

Today, 03.06.2017, JF leaders had an excellent meeting with Hon MoSC Shri Manoj Sinha at Sanchar Bhavan, New Delhi regarding approval for E2 and E3 pay scales w.e.f 01.01.2007 as recommended by BSNL. We explained the issue and specifically told MoSC that it is a pending issue of 2nd PRC and during 2007-08, BSNL was making profit for more than 3000 Cr. All other Executives joined prior to 2007 got full benefit of 2ndPRC and the Executives joined from 2007 onwards deprived off the benefits. The revision of pay scales will benefit financially only the new recruits after 01.01.2007. BSNL recruited JTO/JAOs from among lakhs of highly qualified applicants through rigorous screening. In order to motivate them, E2 and E3 pay scales are to be approved as recommended by BSNL. Otherwise it will become very difficult to retain / attract the talent. Click here for photo

Instead of approving BSNL proposal, DoT notified lower pay scales of E1 and E2, demoting about 42,000 Executives in the basic cadres. The pay of JTO/JAOs recruited after 01.01.2007 will come down by around Rs 10,000 per month. Earlier Secretary, DoT agreed to approve E2 and E3 pay scales. On his transfer, AST acting against the recommendations of BSNL and detrimental to the Interests of BSNL employees, processed the proposal of 2009 which was rejected by DoT and DPE twice. Even in that proposal, there was no recommendation to lower the pay scales to E1 and E2. On 03.04.2017, BSNL written to DoT to reconsider the decision and the PO issued by DoT on 28.03.2017 and approve its proposal. It is pending in DoT for two months. Without your kind intervention, it will not be resolved in DoT, JF clearly told MoSC.

Hon MoSC was very positive during discussion and informed us that he knew the issues and positive actions will be taken when Secretary comes back next week. The intervention of MoSC will really resolve the issues. Shri Mahesh Girri/ Hon MP and BJP National Secretary personally taken us to the Hon Ministers office for the meeting, eventhough it is a holiday. Earlier our comrades of UP(E), MP, UP(W) met the Hon Minister, explained the issues and submitted memorandum. In the beginning, our AP comrades also briefed the issue through some sources. CMD BSNL also met him several times and reminded him about the issue. This week we met Shri Nitin Gadkari/Hon Union Cabinet Minister for Road Transport and Shipping, Sri Mahesh Girri/Hon MP and BJP National Secretary, Shri Hanraj Ahir/Hon Union Minister of State for Home Affairs and Dr. Subhash Bhamare/Hon Union Minister of State for Defence in this regard. All of them intervened in the matter and even spoken to the Hon MoSC. After these ground works, we met Hon MoSC in the office and explained the issues in detail once again.

In the coming days we have to mount pressure on Secretary/DoT through CMD and DIR(HR) to process the proposal positively.