Many Electronics & Communication, Computer Science, Information Technology & Instrumentation Engineers are waiting for BSNL Junior Telecom Officers recruitment through GATE 2019. But this time there is no vacancy for these engineering Graduates as Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited has no vacant position in the telecom wing. But there is a good news for the students of Civil and Electrical Engineering branch as the Telecom Company is filling the vacant positions of reserved categories in the Civil and Electrical department of the company. This is a special recruitment drive (SRD) is for the OBC-NCL, SC & ST category applicants.
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, the largest Government Telecom sector Company had announced the recruitment of approximately 198 JTOs in the month of September 2018 for which online application form filling would start from Jan 2019 or later. Candidates are advised to visit the BSNL Official Recruitment website regularly for the registration related information from January 2019 onwards. The Government Telecom Giant has started the open recruitment of JTOs after long 2 years.
Junior Telecom Officer is a Group B/Class II executive post. Some people have a common misconception that it’s a gazetted post but no executive post in Public Sector Enterprise is a Gazetted.
Selection of Circle & Service Liability
Those who have seen the last vacancy notification, it had the selection of Circle or state and service liability criteria. Before applying to the job you must read the para carefully & then decide the circle.
The willing candidates shall be permitted to apply only for one Circle in which he/she desires to serve, consequent upon his/her selection. Choice of Circle once exercised shall be final and under no circumstances, it shall be changed. The Details of Telecom Circles is at Annexure-A. The circle wise merit list will be prepared from GATE Score-2017 and accordingly Circle wise cut off will be decided based on the vacancy of the Circle. No claim of appointment by any qualified candidate, beyond the cut off shall be entertained.
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The online registration will start from January 2019 onwards. The last time i.e. in 2017 the prescribed examination fee was 500/- for OC/OBC candidates and of 300/- for SC/ST candidates. The fee will be accepted through online mode i.e. Internet Banking, Credit Card, Debit Card only.
BSNL JTO recruitment 2019 Vacancy Position
As this recruitment drive is for the backlog vacancy in the direct recruitee JTOs, hence the total number of vacancy are very limited this time. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited not yet disclosed the category wise vacancy positions. As per their official notification, it will recruit around 198 Engineering Graduates on the basis of GATE 2019 scorecard.
JTO Eligibility Criteria
Final year appearing student or passed out candidates of following branches are eligible to apply for Junior Telecom Officer Post
- Electrical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- M.E.or M.Tech. From Government recognized University in the Civil or Electrical stream
The final year appearing students are eligible provided that they must pass all the semester before the document verification or the date of appointment.
The candidate must have completed the 18 years age as on the date of examination or date of submission of application form and he/she must not be older than 30 years as on the date of submission of application. As per Government of India Rules, relaxation in the upper age limit will be given to following class/category of candidates
- For Govt Servants relaxation provided up to 5 years
- For SC/ST candidates relaxation up to 5 years
- BSNL employees up to 5 Years
- For OBC Candidates up to 3 Years
- For PH category up to 10 years(15 for SC/ST and 13 for OBC)
BSNL JTO Online Application
Applicants who have applied for the GATE 2019 exam and full fill the above said eligibility criteria are eligible to apply online for the Job. Registration may start from the 01 January 2019 or later and will be open for the next 30 days. Here is the BSNL JTO Recruitment official link to apply online for the post.
Valid GATE Scorecard
BSNL JTO Recruitment is taking place after a 2 year and upper age limit is higher than any other PSU, So the competition for this job would be more as compared to any other Central Public Sector Undertaking. Hence GATE appearing candidates have to clear the cut off as well as they must require top marks. On the basis of GATE 2019 examination score card or merit list, the company will select top rankers from the respective branches. They will be intimated via call letter. The selected person has to follow further instruction like Medical Fitness Test, Documents verification etc from BSNL authorities to get the job there.
- Candidates of above-mentioned streams have to appear in GATE 2019 through paper code EE/CE.
- They have to register on to BSNL Official portal with valid GATE Registration ID of 13 digits.
- During the registration process, interested candidates have to select one circle where he wants to serve in the largest government telecom giant.
Accordingly, on the declaration of GATE-2019 result, a Circle wise merit list shall be prepared by BSNL on the basis of GATE-marks obtained by the registered candidates & available vacancies thereof in the respective Circles. The cutoff of the merit list for appointment will be decided by the company.
There is no any further round of selection like examination or interview.
BSNL JTO Posting
After successful qualifying, the examination candidate has to undergo medical and fitness test before joining. This will be routine checkup and almost all successful candidates clear it easily. The fitness test is conducted in Government Medical hospitals & Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of the district issues the certificate for fitness. A routine PVR (Police verification Report) is conducted by Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited and certificates are also verified. After completion of all the process, the successful candidates are called for training. The training is given to the selected candidates for a period of 14 Weeks (10 weeks of classroom training and 4-week field training).
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited is providing service in all over India. So there are high chances that newly recruited Junior Telecom Officer is to get posted in his choice of state. During the online application, candidates have to fill only one circle or state in which they would want to get posted. I request applicants to make your choices wisely as you need to serve in that particular Circle until they are promoted to All India Cadre. Although, you can apply for the change of district within the state, just after completion of 2 years of regular service.
Pay scale and Salary in hand
As per recruitment advertisement, the successful applicant will be appointed as Junior Telecom Officers at E1 (16400-40500) pay scale. He/she would get the gross salary of 50k to 55k per month after the appointment in the company. As 3rd PRC implementation is due from 01.01.2017 so this may further increase around 15-20% after the pay revision.
Check: BSNL JTO Salary
All successful candidates have to sign a bond agreement with the PSU to serve at least 5 years in the Company from the date of appointment.
Junior Telecom Officer Work Profile
As Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited provides the wide range of services, so there is ample of opportunity for newly recruited JTO to work in various departments and sections of latest technology which you may not get in other CPSE. Some of the most important technology departments are Data Centers, Mobile Communications, Optical Fiber network, Enterprise Business, Customer Service centers, Broadband, Network Planning, Material Management etc.
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