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07-07-2015


GS writes to CMD/BSNL regarding move to waive off LD charges to M/s Huawei in Phase V GSM expansion: BSNL Corporate Management should not submit to known arm twisting and blackmailing tactics of M/s Huawei to get its Liquidity Damage (LD) charges waived off by raising bogey of MNP implementation issues to distract attention from realization of penalties. Need to be extremely cautious at all the levels and get tough with the vendor and not allow him to get away with justified and legitimate penalties imposed on it for its failure to comply with the execution timelines of GSM Phase V.  
GS letter to CMD, BSNL

07-07-2015


GS writes to Hon Prime Minister regarding humiliation and scorn met out to BSNL and its CMD in the "Digital India" launch.
Letter to Hon Priime Minister

07-07-2015


It is understood that the agency conducting the MT examination intimated BSNL management that it will not be possible for them to conduct the MT examination in Sept, Oct, Nov and upto middle of December as they are engaged in some other examinations. So the examination will be postponed to either in December end or in January, 2016. BSNL is making huge payment for the examination to the tune of about 5 crores and 70% of payment has to be made in advance. No more rescheduling of the examination is also allowed after that.

06-07-2015


Declaration of result of written Examination of Direct recruitment for the post of DGMs (Telecom Operations / Telecom Finance) in BSNL held on 20/10/2013.... View letter copy.

05-07-2015


Next Joint Committee meeting will be held on 09.07.2015 instead of 07.07.2015. The joint committee was reconstituted after our agitation in April/May, 2015 for the implementation of  standard pay scales of E2, E3 etc, Time bound Functional promotion or CPSU cadre hierarchy upto DGM, first TBP uniformly after 4 years w.e.f 01.10.2000 etc.  

The committee was reconstituted by the CMD, based on our discussions with CMD, DIR(HR) etc on 06.05.2015 during our agitation. The committee is working on fast track and supposed to submit the report by 15.08.2015. SNEA(I) agitation in April/May, 2015 revived these issues once again and put on fast track.

On implementation of standard pay scales of E2, E3 etc, we will upgrade the pay scales and stop the demotion of the basic cadres JTO/JAO and SDE/AO and give relief to the JTO/JAOs recruited after 01.01.2007, ie 2007, 2008, 2010, 2013 and 2014 and the future recruits. In CPSU cadre hierarchy, we are trying to find an everlasting solution to the promotion related issues for all the cadres delinking it with existing seniority. Now the promotions in almost all the cadres are blocked due to litigations.

 

Once the Jt committee is reconstituted and committee started working on fast track, as per the assurance given by CMD to SNEA(I), the committee members are to deliberate the issue in its totality and arrive at a conclusion at the earliest, this is the need of the hour.

05-07-2015


Comparison of BSNLMS RR 2009 with ITS RR 1992 for promotion from SDE to DE to DGM:

The BSNLMS RR 2009 notified on 14.07.2009 made drastic changes in the promotions from SDE to DE and above. Whatever hurdles faced by SDE to DE promotion during DoT period is removed one by one, by the continuous efforts of the Association. In DoT or earlier BSNL period upto 2009, SDEs are eligible for promotion to JTS equivalent to ADET/Sr SDE grade, equal to the number of ADETs recruited through UPSC. For example if 75 ADETs are recruited in a year, 75 SDEs will be promoted to JTS. If no ADET rect took place in a year, then there will be no promotion also. Promotion from SDE to JTS will take place for previous vacancy years and promotion will be given for those who are eligible at that time. Actually at the time of promotion, almost all will be retired. After BSNL formation, ADET rect stopped and hence only Adhoc promotions were given to DE posts till 2009.  

In 2009 RR, 50% DE posts are reserved for regular promotion directly from SDE to DE removing the decade old bottleneck of JTS(ADET) grade. Remaining 50% posts are reserved for MT against which DE promotion on Adhoc basis was made eligible. Practically SDEs made eligible for promotion upto 80% to 90% of DE posts (10% to 20% reserved for MT), 50% on regular basis and remaining 30% to 40% on Adhoc basis.  It was major breakthrough in two ways, we could remove the JTS or ADET or Sr SDE grade, getting direct promotion from SDE to DE and 50% posts are exclusively reserved from direct promotion from SDE to DE, which one could not imagine earlier.

Continuation of Adhoc promotion was the major drawback of the 2009 RR. SNEA(I) continuously struggled to remove this Adhocism and ultimately on 20.08.2013, CMD BSNL agreed to the demand of SNEA(I) to end Adhocism in DE promotion, by raising the quota from 50% to 75%. BSNL Board approved the proposal in January, 2014 amending the RR. SNEA(I), not only made the RR amended in 2014, made it sure that all the 75% posts upto 31.03.2014 are filled on regular basis by the promotion order dated 20.08.2014 (within one year of assurance of CMD on 20.08.2013), thus making the DE promotions current. This substantial increase of quota from 50% to 75% is happened in Telecom Engg side only and it was a significant achievement of SNEA(I) for the cadre. Now 3978 DE posts are reserved for direct promotion from SDE irrespective of MT rect. SNEA(I) struggling for the other cadres for the similar benefit.

In the BSNL MS RR, it is very clear that irrespective of MT recruitment is happening or not, 75% of DE posts (3978 numbers) and DGM posts will be filled by promotion from the Executives. There is no link between DE/DGM promotion and MT rect. Seniority will be fixed in the ratio 1:1 to the extend MT rect taking place. Both are delinked at all levels ensuring the Executives promotions, minimum upto DGM and sufficient service is left, Executives can move up in the ladder upto GM/CGM.

Our next struggle is to considerably increase the DE and DGM promotional avenues, exclusively in the promotion quota.

05-07-2015


Hearty Congratulations!!!
Sri Sandeep Choudhary, JTO(HR No: 200902255), Panipat, Haryana has got 158th rank in the Civil Service Examination.

Mr. Prasanth M. S,  S/o Smt M. S Vasanthalakshmi, SDE, Palakkad, Kerala has got 47th rank in the Civil Service Examination.
We congratulate them and wish them all the success.

05-07-2015


Meeting with Sri N. K. Mehta, ED(CA&IT) and DIR(EB) designate: GS and AGS met ED(CA&IT) on 03.07.2015 and held detailed discussion on the slow pace of project work in Eastern region. We requested to monitor the progress on a monthly basis. Huge amount is paid to PGCIL and OIL for hiring the fibre and bandwidth which cannot be avoided now due to the frequent failure of BSNL connectivity. ED told that manpower is a big issue in the Eastern region. Hiring of bandwidth from defence also under consideration. Shortage of OF cable will be addressed shortly as tender is almost in the final stage. BSNL will be doing lot of work in the coming days in the eastern region.

05-07-2015


04-07-2015


BSNL launches mobile wallet with cash withdrawal option...View Media Report.