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25-01-2021


Indefinite Hunger Fast from 15.02.2021:

REGULAR Promotion to all eligible Executives w.e.f. 01.07.2018

Our Demands:

1. Regular Promotions through the Non-post based Time Bound Functional Promotion Policy, BSNL Executives Promotion Policy Amendment and Recruitment Rules (BEPPARR) 2017, approved by the BSNL Board on 28.05.2018, effectively from 01.07.2018.

2. Regular Promotion upto DGM Grade instead of LA promotion and open the path for promotion to higher posts.

The meeting of the CSs and CHQ OBs meeting held on 24.01.2021 take stock of the preparations at Circle and SSA level for the Indefinite Fast from 15.02.2021 at BSNLCO and Circle HQs. The meeting decided for making all out preparations in the coming few days as follows.

a) The SSA meeting and Circle Executive Committee (CEC) meetings will be held immediately to explain the compelling reasons for going for agitations:

i) Number of Posts will be drastically reduced after Restg, based on the current assets and connections. Restg is in the advanced stage. (Eg: In Telecom stream, the posts will be JTO-12,000, SDE-11,000 and DE-3,000 approx. 7,500 SDEs and 1,425 DEs are wkg after VRS. Eligible DE post for promotion is 75% of 3,000, i.e. 2,250 of which 1,425 are already wkg! About 3,500 SDE vacancies will be available for SCF and LDCE quota together).  

ii) Management is considering withdrawal of the Board approved Promotion Policy from the Board. This will close the doors for promotion, once for all.

iii) Non posts based promotion as per BEPPARR 2017 is to be implemented before completion of Restg.

iv) After first promotion to SDE/AO, there will not be any further career progression for the Executives. The young Executives will be forced to retire maximum as a DE/CAO/EE.

v) The young JTO/JAOs, the GATE JTOs and 2017 JAOs will get their first functional promotion with scale in 5 years, 1 year earlier (instead of first scale upgradation after 6 years). They will have smooth career progression to DGM, GM/CGM posts.

vi) The young JTOs and JAOs become SDE/AOs in 2015 and 2018 may have to wait 15 to 20 years for their promotion through DPC to DE/CAO cadres where as they will get DE/CAO promotion in 5 to 8 years through the new promotion policy. Many will be forced to retire as DE/CAO as witnessing today.

vii) All list 8 SDEs will not be able to promote as DE now, as per the vacancies (1725 SDEs are in list 8 and the vacancies after Restg will be around 850). As per the new policy, all the SDEs in list 8, list 9 and list 10 (to be published for the SDEs promoted against 2007-08 vacancies in 2009 and LDCE in 2013) will become DE on 01.07.2021 or earlier!

viii) Management will continue with LA arrangement as per requirement. They will not allow the Executives to become DE or DGM on regular basis because it will lead to their promotion to higher posts of GM etc.

ix) Demanding promotion from a prospective date (say from 2021) is indirectly to kill the efforts for promotion from 01.07.2018. All Executives will lose almost 3 years of service.

x) Demanding promotion through DPC for limited posts from a prospective date is indirectly to kill the efforts for Time Bound Promotion through BEPPARR. All Executives will suffer in future.

b) Meeting of SSA and Circle heads by SSA/Circle Secs this week itself and explaining them the reasons for going for agitation and seeking their intervention by submitting the copy of the Notice issued on 05.11.2020.

c) Promotion is for all the Executives. Support of all the Executives will be sought for the agitation by meeting them individually.

d) Mgt selectively leaking news about DPC for some cadres and remain silent over other cadres in the name of Restg. At the same time senior management had already taken a decision to go for promotion only after completion of Restg. If management is sincere on promotions, why they are not making similar efforts for promotion in other cadres?

e) Bihar, Haryana, Jharkhand and Himachal Pradesh Circles are to take extra efforts to make the next round of agitations more successful. CSs and Circle OBs are to take the lead.

Surprisingly, the Recognised Assn is opposing Time Bound Promotion for BSNL Executives and supporting the management by demanding DPC. Is it not a strategy to derail Time Bound Promotion by siding with the management? Are they supporting the management and playing with the future of BSNL Executives? What they are going to achieve by derailing Time Bound Promotion, just to oppose SNEA? When they very well knows that the future of Executives will be sealed on post based promotion, why they are opposing Time Bound promotion to the Executives? When the Executives are eligible for promotion from 01.07.2018 itself, why Assn is demanding promotion from a prospective date in 2021?

We appeal to them to stop supporting the management and come out openly for the promotion of all the Executives through the Time Bound Promotion Policy from their due date, i.e. 01.07.2018 instead of accepting promotions from a prospective date.

Make all out preparations by convening CEC meetings and SSA level meetings to make the Indefinite Hunger Fast a big success till management is listening to our demands.

22-01-2021


Promotion through BEPPARR 2017 (CPSU CH) and Post based Promotion through DPC:

A comparative Chart:

Comparative Chart:

22-01-2021


Circle Secretary and CHQ OBs meeting on 24.01.2021.

A meeting of the CSs and CHQ OBs will be held on 24.01.2021 from 3 PM to 7 PM to review the preparations for the Indefinite Hunger Fast from 15.02.2021 onwards at BSNLHQ and all Circle HQs, demanding Non-post based Time Bound Functional promotions w.e.f. 01.07.2018 through the new Promotion Policy, BSNL Executives Promotion Policy Amendment and Recruitment Rules (BEPPARR) 2017, approved by the BSNL Board on 28.05.2018.

21-01-2021


View Corporate Office Orders:
Group Term Insurance for BSNL Executives – Reminder for annual renewal of the scheme w e f 01-03-21 reg.   GTI Guide Lines 
Postponement of offline conduction of all training programmes till March-2021 reg.

21-01-2021


View Media Reports:

20-01-2021


Today, CPSU CH promotion case filed by SNEA and Others for non-post based Time Bound Functional Promotion for all the eligible Executives w. e. f. 01.07.2018 onwards through BEPPAAR 2017 was listed for hearing at Hon CAT, Chandigarh Bench. The competent authority, BSNL Board approved the new promotion policy on 28.05.2018, amending the EPP 2007 and BSNL MS RR 2009 and scrapping all the RRs of SDE/AO equivalent Grades on approval, we pleaded. The promotion is through Time Bound up gradation after every 5 years, upto AGM Grade in E4 scale. 

This promotion policy is framed as per the Terms and conditions for absorption in BSNL and Hon PCAT orders of 2002 and 2010 in this regard. So, management will not have any other option, other than implementing it. All the promotions after 01.07.2018 will become irrelevant and invalid on implementation of the policy w. e. f. 01.07.2018 as all those Executives will be getting promotion from 01.07.2018 onwards. We filed a Miscellaneous Application also, opposing LA promotion and demanding Regular promotion. 

The Division Bench of CAT Banglore was hearing the urgent cases of Chandigarh in the afternoon, online as DB was not sitting at Chandigarh. 
After preliminary hearing, the case posted to 01.03.2021 for detailed and final arguments.

Instead of supporting the management for delaying the promotions from the due date of 01.07.2018, all Associations should demand its implementation from 01.07.2018 itself. Management is cleverly using some Assns to deny our legitimate right for promotion, at least from 01.07.2018. Why Association is demanding promotion from a prospective date when the Executives are eligible for promotion from 01.07.2018, we are not able to understand.

19-01-2021


View Corporate Office Orders:

19-01-2021


View Media Reports:

16-01-2021


15-01-2021


View Corporate Office Orders:
Clarification / Amendment for the implementation of BSNLMRS- Eligibility of BSNLMRS Policy for family dependents of deceased BSNL recruited employees reg.
SDEs Tenure Transfer order reg.
Transfer & Posting in the grade of SDE (C) - Modification reg. 
Review of 5% discount scheme to Govt. employees available under landline, ADSL BB & FTTH reg. 

15-01-2021


Indefinite Hunger Fast from 15.02.2021:

Demanding Non-post based Time Bound Functional promotions w.e.f. 01.07.2018 through the new Promotion Policy, BSNL Executives Promotion Policy Amendment and Recruitment Rules (BEPPARR) 2017, approved by the BSNL Board on 28.05.2018.

Make all out preparations by convening CEC meetings and SSA level meetings:

Explain the importance of promotions though the new policy and its advantages to all the Executives.

A meeting of the CSs and CHQ OBs will be held next weekend to assess the preparations at Circle level. 

15-01-2021


Meeting at PMO today on BSNL Revival:

Today there is a meeting at PMO regarding BSNL revival. 4G upgradation, 4G tender, issues faced in Land Monetization, compensation to BSNL for delay in launching of 4G services due to Govt policy etc are agenda of discussion. 

15-01-2021


Last few days, we met all senior Officers of DoT including Secretary/DoT, Addl Secretary, Member(Fin), Member(Tech), Member(Services) and Jt Sec(Admn) and held discussions on various issues like launching of 4G services by upgradation of existing equipments procured by spending more than 5000 Crores, likely delay of 4G procurement atleast by two years through the new tender, BSNL Revival, demoralization of Executives as there is no career progression, Regular Salary payment in BSNL on the last working day of the month etc. 

14-01-2021


GS writes to Shri Arvind Vadnerkar, DIR(HR), BSNL:

Posting of Office bearers of Executives’ Association as BA/Unit Head: If the BSNL order is followed in true spirit without discrimination among the Associations, large number of CGMs and BA Heads are to be shifted as they are Office bearers of one or the other Association.

The decision may be reviewed for maintaining the dignity of the Office of GMs and CGMs who holds BA and Circle Head post. Otherwise, all such postings of Association Office bearers to the post of BA and Circle Heads are to be reviewed irrespective of which Association they belongs.

GS letter to DIR(HR)View Cor. Office Letter

14-01-2021


Mother of Shri Arvind Vadnerkar, our beloved Director(HR) passed away yesterday night. SNEA convey our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and pray to the Almighty God to Rest the Soul In Peace.

13-01-2021


13-01-2021


GS writes to Shri P K Purwar, CMD, BSNL regarding Salary payment on the last working day:

Need for giving priority to Payment of Salary on the last working day of each month as Salary is paid from the internal resources and the amount is just 1/3rd of the revenue collection – Employees are fully depends on the salary for the daily needs.

GS letter to CMD

12-01-2021


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12-01-2021


Indefinite Hunger Fast from 15.02.2021:

Demanding Non-post based Time Bound Functional promotions w.e.f. 01.07.2018 through the new Promotion Policy, BSNL Executives Promotion Policy Amendment and Recruitment Rules (BEPPARR) 2017, approved by the BSNL Board on 28.05.2018.

Make all out preparations by convening CEC meetings and SSA level meetings:

Explain the importance of promotions though the new policy and its advantages to all the Executives.

Our agitation will decide the future of about 32,000 Executives.

Our agitation will decide whether BSNL Executives will get Time Bound Promotion or not.

Our agitation will decide whether BSNL Executives will get promotions w.e.f. 01.07.2018?

Our agitation will decide whether BSNL Executives will get Regular Promotion instead of LA promotion.

Our agitation will decide whether BSNL Executives will get promotions beyond AGM/CAO.

Our agitation will decide whether BSNL Executives will become GM/CGM etc and get opportunity to lead the company in future.

It is really heartening to note that very small Circle like Andaman & Nicobar where the membership is less than 50, conducted the 5 days Hunger Fast in an excellent manner. This will be an eye opener for other Circles who could not perform as expected.

Few Circles like Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh did not come to the expectations. They have to overcome the organizational shortcomings and make all the preparations for the indefinite Hunger Fast from 15.02.2021. The failure of these Circles will adversely affect the morale of the comrades from other Circles and the impact of the agitation.

09-01-2021


Hunger Fast for 5 Days from 04-08, January, 2021

Demanding Non-post based Time Bound Functional promotions w.e.f. 01.07.2018 through the new Promotion Policy, BSNL Executives Promotion Policy Amendment and Recruitment Rules (BEPPARR) 2017.

Congratulations to all the Comrades for making it a big success. It was a tough task to make the Hunger Fast success in the severe climatic conditions of Cold wave and rain at different parts of the country. That also when large number of our active comrades spearheading our agitations earlier were taken VRS.

This once again proved the strong commitment and firm determination of our comrades for non-post based promotion through BEPPARR 2017 from 01.07.2018 itself, with no compromise on the date of promotion. In many Circles, Executives from far off SSAs participated in the Hunger Fast on rotation and made it successful.

The game plan of the management to derail the new promotion policy by making continuous attempts for DPC for limited posts from a prospective date also exposed. It is another attempt by the management to deny promotions from 01.07.2018 onwards thereby deny 2 ½ years of service for all future promotions through promotions from a prospective date. Unfortunately some Executives are also fallen into this trap without knowing the real implications. One simple question, Are they against Time Bound Promotions in BSNL? If they are not siding with the management, they have to join hands with us and take the agitation to its logical conclusion.

It is a good beginning for the next Agitation of Indefinite Hunger Fast from 15.02.2021 onwards till our demands are met. All the Circles to conduct CEC and SSA level meetings at the earliest in the intervening period for making it a big success. Our conviction, commitment and dedication will lead to the success of the agitation and switching over to new promotion policy.

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