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spoke and explained on the need of the unity of the executives especially our young executives of BSNL so that our basic demands of Standard pay scale, 30% superannuation benefits can be forced on the management for early settlement and its implementation.
Com S B Nagavi, Circle Secretary brought to the notice of the audience that it is only BSNL which could give services to the citizens of the country in the circumstances of the natural calamities. Even in the recent HUD HUD, Hon CM of AP Shri Chandrababu Naidu, appreciated the Executives and Employees of BSNL/ AP for their tremendous efforts in restoring the telecom services within shortest time. Private operators are here to invest and earn profit but BSNL has its social commitment.
He has acknowledged the motivation and the support he received by Com Jogi, when he was moving with him in the United Forum of Executives while finalizing the BSNL MSRR and will feel proud of working under the umbrella of SNEA. Com B Ramesh, DS/ BGTD welcomed the gathering.
Com Pandurang Nayak AGS has narrated the need of the polarization of the Executives into a single association which truly fight for the demands of JTOs, their social welfare and security even after retirement. This is truly proved in case of the DOT absorbees by one and only association that is SNEA. It is only SNEA which struggles at their work centers like BSNLCO, Circle Office and SSA headquarters and not at JANTAR MANTAR.
Com Thippesh, once again re-affirmed his views as to why he is now joining SNEA and appreciated all Kolar comrades for re-building the organization in Kolar as a huge majority association and now they are safe under the umbrella of SNEA.
Com Nagavi, CS, Com S P Jagadale DS/ Hubli SSA and Com Munishekar our youngest CWC member (2008 Batch JTO) addressed the meeting. Com Narian Nandakumar, DS/ Kolar gave a brief report of the activities of Kolar SSA. DS/ BSNLEU and DS/ NFTE-BSNL also attended the function.Banglore photos Kolar photos
GS Com K Sebastin and CHQ President Com G L Jogi addressed the General body meetings at Indore, Mandsaur, Ratlam and Bhopal in MP Circle from 15th to 17th October, 2014. Both addressed the CEC meeting of MP Circle at Indore on 15.10.2014.
CHQ President Com G. L. Jogi and GS Com K. Sebastin attended the Circle Executive Committee meeting of SNEA(I), MP Circle at Indore. GS addressed the house and provided details regarding HR issues, recent agitational programs for standard E2, E3 pay scales/ 30% superannuation benefits/ CPSU cadre hierarchy etc, promotions in different cadres, membership verification, court cases etc.
In the open session on subject “Digital India- An opportunity for BSNL”, CS/MP Com. Alok Shrivastava in his opening remarks given the details regarding opportunities for BSNL to earn revenue from the Digital India program and also the challenges in front of BSNL. GS Com K Sebastin in his address gave details of NOFN project where BSNL is just a contractor, the last mile connectivity where BSNL having a monopoly as on today will be surrendered to BBNL, in the long run the services offered to state Govt/ Universities/ colleges/ schools etc may be diverted to BBNL, need to improve BSNL transmission network by replacing the old/damaged cables, recent media report quoting Hon PM that BSNL OF network will be purchased back by Govt for rolling out Digital India etc are the challenges before us. Sr GM(HR & A)/ MP Circle Shri Prakash Ballal and Sr.GMTD/Indore Shri Piyush Khare addressed the CEC. Circle president MP Com. S. Dutta Majumdar in addition to the subject also touched the HR issues of MP Circle. CHQ President Com. G. L. Jogi in his address gave the details of wrong policies decisions of BSNL management like in GSM tender, illegal 3G intra circle roaming, WiMax spectrum etc and struggle of SNEA(I) against these wrong policies. The open session also addressed by the office bearers of other Unions/Assns.
Com Y. B. Thippesh, Ex GS/AIGETOA, Com Santhosh Gowda, Ex AGS/AIGETOA and Ex CS/AIGETOA, Punjab Circle, Com R. C. Vasanth Kumar, Ex CS/AIGETOA, KTK Circle, Com Rajkumar and all the followers joined SNEA at Banglore on 22.10.2014 in presence of our CHQ President Com. G. L. Jogi, veteran leader Com W. Seshagiri Rao, AGS Com Pandurang Nayak, CS / KTK Circle Com S B Nagavi and others. CHQ once again welcome them into this mighty organization.
Appointment to the post of CMD/BSNL and DIR(Finance) / BSNL:
For the post of CMD / BSNL, the name of Sri Anupam Shrivastava, DIR (CM) / BSNL has gone to the ACC with the due recommendation of Hon MOC&IT.
For DIR (Finance) / BSNL post, interview will be held within one or two weeks among the applicants who applied for the post last time when applications were called for.
Meeting with Sri V. Umashankar, Jt Sec(T), DoT: GS Com K Sebastin met Sri V. Umashankar, JS(T) on 22.10.2014 and held discussions on the following subject:
a) Implementation of standard pay scales of E2, E3 etc for JTO/JAO, SDE/AO etc:
Since DPE rejected the proposal of E1A and E2A, Assn requested to implement the standard pay scales of E2 and E3. Those young JTO/JAOs joined after 01.01.2007 facing huge difference in pay comparing to their seniors and this demoralizes them at the beginning of their career. Further at the time of their recruitment, they were offered E1A pay scale which is likely to be revived upwards, but once they joined in BSNL, they were demoted to E1 scale. For the revival of BSNL, motivation of this young comrades are very much required. JS(T) concurred with our views and opined that they should not be de-motivated at all and everything possible to motivate the young recruits should be considered.
b) Status of merger of BSNL and MTNL: JS(T) informed that the issue is under the active consideration of the Govt and discussion is going on at different levels. Assn pointed out that contentious issues like market liability of MTNL, disinvestment of MTNL and HR issues are to be addressed first before taking any final decision. JS(T) informed that now the market liability of MTNL has come down to Rs 10,000 Crores after the recent financial assistance and it has to be addressed by Govt along with other issues.
c) Pension revision w.e.f 01.01.2017: GS told JS(T) that DPE is finalizing the terms of reference of 3rd PRC and the pension revision of BSNL absorbed employees also to be made part of the terms of reference as decided by the union cabinet. JS(T) directed DIR(PSU-I) to verify the cabinet decision and immediately take up with DPE for inclusion of pension revision also an item on the terms of reference.
d) Support to BSNL in lieu of VRS: The proposal of financial assistance to BSNL in lieu of VRS (50% of the salary of the targeted employees of about 70,000) for the next 10 years in a diminishing way is under the active consideration of Hon Union Finance Minister. Dept of Expenditure agreed with the proposal but Dept of Economic Affairs having reservations on the proposal. Hon Fin Minister has to take the Final decision.
Meeting with GM(FP): GS and AGS Com Arvind Dahiya met GM(FP) on 22.10.2014 and held discussions on:
a) JAO to AO promotion: Management is trying to find some way out to complete the DPC and issue promotion orders. The court order and the SC/ST reservation issues complicating the whole matters. Assn pleaded for considering all the vacancies so that maximum eligible JAOs can be promoted as AOs. Association requested to issue the promotion orders keeping the interest of the SC/ST comrades also.
b) CAO(Adhoc) to CAO (Regular) promotion: The DPC for around 400 vacancies completed. The minutes of the DPC will be signed most probably today. The promotion orders will be issued at the earliest after getting the approval of the DPC minutes and promotion orders from the competent authority. The promotion order will be for around 350 nos as VC for the remaining cases not yet received. Assn assured to arrange the remaining VCs at the earliest.
c) DGM(Regular) promotion: We extended our sincere gratitude for completing the DPC and issuing the DGM(Regular) promotion orders.
d) Committee meeting on extending 30% fitment to 2010 JAOs: Few meetings held but didn’t come to any conclusion on the issue. Finance wing is very positive on the issue. Assn strongly pleaded for the settlement of the issue positively by extending 30% fitment to the JAOs of 2010 batch also.
e) Extension of 5 increments for JAOs: The positive proposal is approved by BSNL Management committee along other cadres and under the consideration of BSNL Board.