The Corporate Office has already issued the model notification for holding the JE LICE under 50% quota. In that letter, it is stated that the vacancies are to be calculated for the period upto 31.03.2017. At the same time, the cut off date for determining the eligibility conditions of the candidates is fixed as 1st July, 2016. BSNLEU has already demanded that the cut off date should be changed as 1st July, 2017. In this connection, BSNLEU has once again written to the Corporate Management.
Due to the continuous efforts taken by BSNLEU, the Corporate Office has already announced vide letter no.250-22/2013-Estt.III dated 28.07.2016 and letter no.9-1/2016-Rectt. dated 05.04.2017 that, for the examinations within Non-Executive cadres, the qualifying marks for SC/ST candidates shall be 20% in each section. Further, in the above two letters, no minimum aggregate mark, to be taken by the SC/ST candidates, has been laid down. However, in the model notification issued by the Corporate Office for holding the JE LICE under 50% quota, the minimum mark to be scored by SC/ST candidates in each section is fixed as 20% and the aggregate mark to be taken, is fixed as 30%. This is a clear violation of the Corporate Office decisions already taken on the matter.
Further, based on the demand raised by BSNLEU in the National Council, for the implementation of the DoT order on reservation to SC/ST employees in internal examinations conducted in BSNL, Corporate Office has already issued instruction, vide letter no.9-2/2016-Rectt. dated 28.08.2017, stating that the qualifying marks for SC employees will be 20% and for ST employees, it will be 15%. In that letter also, no stipulation has been laid down for aggregate marks, since no such provision is there in the original DoT order. Thus, the condition laid down in the model notification is violation of BSNL and DoT orders. Inserting a condition for minimum aggregate marks to be taken by SC/ST employees, will harm their interests. Hence, BSNLEU has written to the GM(Estt.) to make necessary corrections to the model notification.
BSNLEU has been continuously demanding the Corporate Office Management to issue the notification for holding the JE LICE under 50% quota. Repeatedly, the issue was discussed by BSNLEU, at the level of the Director(HR) and the GM(Estt.). Even yesterday, BSNLEU wrote a letter to the GM(Estt.) of the Corporate Office. Due to the persistent efforts of BSNLEU, the Corporate Office has issued the necessary communications to the CGMs for holding the examination. According to this letter, the online JE LICE will be conducted on 28-01-2018. The respective CGMs have to issue the notification for their circles latest by 30-11-2017. Online registration for the exam will start on 15-12-2017 and will be over on 15-01-2018.
The off-net call facility (limited to Rs.50/-) that has been extended on an experimental basis, lapsed months ago. BSNLEU has consistently been urging the Management to re-introduce the off-net call facility. The Corporate Office has been delaying taking a decision, under the pretext of getting inputs from circles. However, due to the consistent pressure exerted by BSNLEU, finally the Corporate Office has issued order today, extending off-net call facility (limited to Rs.50/-) in Rs.200/- SIM.