According to the Recruitment Rules, an official should have completed 5 years’ of service in the 9020-17430 pay scale, for appearing in the JE LICE. BSNLEU has taken up the demand that the pre-appointment training, undergone by the Non-Executives, should also be counted to calculate this residency period. This issue was discussed by the leaders of BSNLEU, with Ms. Anima Roy, GM (Estt.), on 17.11.2017 also. The GM (Estt.) accepted the demand and assured that order will be issued shortly. Accordingly the letter has been issued by Corporate Office today.
BSNLEU has already demanded that the JE LICE should be conducted not as an online exam, but it should be conducted as on off line exam. This demand is raised in view of the fact that most of the candidates appearing the JE LICE are belonging to the line staff category, who do not possess the working knowledge of computer. The Recruitment Branch of Corporate Office has rejected the demand.
BSNLEU is continuously pursuing the settlement of anomalies, which arose in the 1st wage revision w.e.f. 01.10.2000. This issue was once again discussed with the GM (Estt.) by the GS, BSNLEU on 09.11.2017. In that meeting it was told by the Management Side that, the DoT wants to know the financial implication of this issue. BSNL Corporate Office has written to the CGMs yesterday, requesting to send the requisite inputs in the format that is enclosed. All circle secretaries are requested to take up this issue with their respective CGMs, and arrange to send the requisite inputs to the Corporate Office at the earliest.
BSNLEU is extremely happy to inform that the Corporate Office has reviewed the results of the failed SC / ST candidates of the JTO LICEs (under 50% quota), conducted on 22.05.2016, 24.09.2016 & 11.12.2016. This review has been done based on the implementation of the DoT order no.22-5/91-NCG dated 30.11.1992, in BSNL. BSNLEU has already informed through it’s website that in the 35th meeting of the National Council held on 11.05.2017, the demand of BSNLEU to implement the above mentioned DoT order was accepted. The Corporate Office implemented this DoT order in BSNL vide letter no.9-2/2016-Rectt. dated 28.08.2017. Based on this letter of the Corporate Office, results of the failed SC / ST candidates in the JAO LICE, held on 11.07.2016, are already reviewed. Now, the results of the failed candidates of the 3 JTO LICEs conducted in 2016 are reviewed. Copies of the Corporate Office letter are attached.
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.