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Messages updated during the month of  Sep 2016

29-09-2016

Superannuation benefits presidential order (3% contribution) approved and orders will be issued today.
On CPSU Hierarchy, revised draft will be given on 03-10-2016 and further discussion will be held  on 05-10-2016.

29-09-2016

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29-09-2016

Day Long Hunger Fast by United  Forum on 29-09-2016  ( Third Day) - View Glimpses of Photos - Circle / SSA H/Q.

29-09-2016

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29-09-2016

View Corporate Office orders:
Tenure transfer of SDE - Retention reg.
Updating Final Seniority list 6 and 7 of SDE (T) dated 08-06-15 reg.  
Annexure A - List 6       
 Annexure B - List 7

29-09-2016

“Day Long Hunger Fast” at BSNL CO/Circle/SSA HQs. As per the reports, the participation in the second day of hunger fast from all over country is more encouraging. Our comrades participated with huge enthusiasm and determination to settle the issues without anymore delay. Since DoT decision in this regard is very crucial, we have to intensify the agitation toady with maximum participation. Our unity and participation has to give clear message to BSNL management and DoT.

Demands:

1. Immediate replacement of intermediary pay scales of E1-A and E2-A by standard pay scales of E2 and E3 for JTO and SDE equivalent cadres w.e.f 01.01.2007 as per the recommendation of the Joint Committee.

2. Extending 30% Superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited Employees as per the recommendations of 2nd PRC.

3. Implementation of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy and first Time Bound Promotion as per the recommendation of Joint committee.

28-09-2016

BSNL proposal for replacement of E1A and E2A scales by E2, and E3 and subsequent upgradation of IDA pay scales upto E7 has been cleared by Internal Finance of DoT (by DDG(Fin)) with a comment to take the concurrence of DPE to accord the approval of DoT. The proposal has to be cleared by Member(Fin), Addl Secretary and finally by Secretary, DoT before sending it to DPE. The stand of Addl Sec is very important as he has taken a very negative stand since beginning on this issue and he is of the strong opinion that instead of upgradation to E2 and E3, old E1A and E2A proposal has to be send to Union Cabinet and get it approved.

The presidential directives on 3% contribution from BSNL towards 30% superannuation benefits to the BSNL recruited employees is expected shortly from DoT since it is already been approved by Hon MoS(IC).

GM(SR) in the presence of GM(Pers) will hold a meeting tomorrow 11.30 Hrs with the representatives of the United Forum to discuss regarding implementation of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy.

28-09-2016

Day Long Hunger Fast by United  Forum on 28-09-2016  (Second Day) - View Glimpses of Photos - Circle / SSA H/Q.

28-09-2016

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28-09-2016

“Day Long Hunger Fast” at BSNL CO/Circle/SSA HQs. As per the reports, the participation in first day hunger fast from all over country is very encouraging. Hundreds of comrades participated with huge enthusiasm and determination to settle the issues without anymore delay. Make extensive preparations for the Hunger strike with maximum participation on 28th and 29th September, 2016.

Demands:

1. Immediate replacement of intermediary pay scales of E1-A and E2-A by standard pay scales of E2 and E3 for JTO and SDE equivalent cadres w.e.f 01.01.2007 as per the recommendation of the Joint Committee.

2. Extending 30% Superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited Employees as per the recommendations of 2nd PRC.

3. Implementation of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy and first Time Bound Promotion as per the recommendation of Joint committee.

28-09-2016

GS writes to CMD, BSNL: Provisioning of Broadband Services on cable TV network. Relaxation of the conditions and EoI provisions required to make the offer attractive for local cable TV operators.

GS letter to CMD

28-09-2016

Day Long Hunger Fast by United Forum on 27-09-16 (First Day) - View Glimpses of Photos - Circle / SSA H/Q.

27-09-2016

Make extensive preparations for the Day Long Hunger Fast with maximum participation on 28-09-2016 and 29-09-2016. Take initiative at all levels by interacting with UF leaders.

27-09-2016

Day Long Hunger Fast by United Forum on 27-09-16 (First Day) - View Glimpses of Photos.

27-09-2016

View Corporate Office orders:
Preparatory work for promotion from SDE Electrical to EE Electrical - Issue of VC reg.
Promotion and posting of executive of CAO to DGM Finance Adhoc reg.
DE transfer order - retention reg.
Re-allotment -Transfer and Posting in the grade of CAO reg

27-09-2016

GS, President and AGS met GM(Pers) on 26.09.2016 and held discussions on cancellation/modification of transfer orders issued from AP/KTK Circle to CTD on wrong long stay list. After discussion, GM(Pers) assured that the officers will not be releived and the orders will be corrected based on the revised list. For the revised list, GM Pers will speak to CGM/STR for sending the list to KTK/AP Circles.

26-09-2016

Make extensive preparations for the Day Long Hunger Fast with maximum participation in all the three days. Take initiative at all levels by interacting with UF leaders.

26-09-2016

Superannuation benefits to BSNL recruits

The proposal got the approval of Hon MOS and the file returned to concerned section today. GS spoken to DIR (PSU I) and confirmed the approval of MOS. Orders are expected shortly.                               Congratulations

26-09-2016

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26-09-2016

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26-09-2016

Circle Executive Committee meeting of SNEA, UP(W) Circle 


A grand Circle Executive Committee meeting of SNEA, UP(West) Circle and a combined general body meeting was held at ALTTC Auditorium, Gaziabad on 17.09.2016. It was a grand beginning to the membership verification campaign in UP(West) Circle. More than 350 comrades from different SSAs of UP(West) and ALTTC attended the meeting.

CHQ leaders President Com A A Khan, Chairman Com G L Jogi and AGS Com Padmanabha Rao addressed the meeting on importance of membership verification, BSNL viability related issues, SWAS (Service With A Smile) programme and recent developments on HR issues. CP Com V K Yadav and CS Com Sanjeev Sharma addressed the CEC meeting about the developments and preparations in UP(W) Circle. Sri Sabesan/CGM ALTTC, Sri M K Seth/ CGM, AS Circle, Sri Sanjeev Tyagi/GM Gaziabad and Sri Sanjeev Singhal/GM ERP addressed the open session.

The meeting was made a grand success by the SNEA leaders of Gaziabad led by Com Karamveer Nagar, Com Vinod Sharma/CWC memeber, Com Aggarwal/CT etc.

On BSNL viability, CHQ leaders explained the splendid role played by the Assn in protecting BSNL like disinvestment, copper cable unbundling, GSM tender cancellation, BWA spectrum surrendering, illegal 3G roaming, ITS absorption, tower subsidiary, BSNL & MTNL merger, procurement etc. The future career prospect of each and every employee is depending upon the growth and affordability of BSNL. BSNL management taken lot of marketing initiatives recently and we have to translate them into business. Night Free Call, Free Roaming, call diversion etc are some of such initiatives. Steps are taken to expand the network like Phase VII plus, proposed phase VIII, procurement of 232 edge routers in MPLS, Wi-Fi Hotspots, NGN, OF cable procurement etc etc. SWAS programme of the Forum is a step in this direction with special focus on quality of service and customer satisfaction. All our attention during this year is on SWAS programme. The 3rd PRC implementation and the future of lakhs of employees of BSNL depends upon the growth and revenue of this year.

Important HR issues are 1) 3rd PRC implementation (3rd PRC constitution is the result of our agitation in June under NCOA), 2) replacement of intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A, rejected by DoT with E2 and E3 for the JTO/JAOs recruited after 01.01.2007, 3) implementation of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy upto AGM, 4) Superannuation benefit to BSNL direct rects, 5) promotions in various cadres, 6) first TBP after 5 years instead of 6 years, 7) notional pay of E1A and E2A w.e.f 01.10.2000 for JTO/JAO of Civil/Elect/Arch/PA/PS etc.

To settle all the outstanding HR issues, a strong Executive Association with huge majority and having the vision and commitment is required. The strength of SNEA is its democratic functioning. Struggle has to continue to protect our beloved company. To continue the struggle to protect the company and resolve HR issues, SNEA is to be strengthened further. 

Strengthen SNEA, Strengthen BSNL.

24-09-2016


United Forum of BSNL Executive Associations comprising SNEA, AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA  served notice on 17.08.2016 for organizational actions protesting against the inordinate delay in implementation of a) standard pay scales of E2 and E3 for JTO, SDE and equivalent cadres, b) 30% superannuation benefit for BSNL Recruited Employees and c) implementation of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy and first TBP.

Demands:

1. Immediate replacement of intermediary pay scales of E1-A and E2-A by standard pay scales of E2 and E3 for JTO and SDE equivalent cadres w.e.f 01.01.2007 as per the recommendation of the Joint Committee.

2. Extending 30% Superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited Employees as per the recommendation of 2nd PRC.

3. Implementation of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy and first Time Bound Promotion as per the recommendation of Joint committee.

Organizational actions and schedule:

“Day Long Hunger Fast” at BSNL CO/Circle/SSA headquarters on 27th, 28th and 29th September, 2016.
 UF Notice for Trade Union Actions

23-09-2016

 

GS addressed letter to CMD on officiating Pay Protection: Continuing harassment of Executives in the name of wrong policies and clarifications issued by Pers Cell on 30.05.2007 and 19.02.2010 against the provisions of EPP approved by BSNL Board/DoT and FR SR provisions --- inordinate delay in implementing the decisions taken in the meeting held on 11.05.2016 and 17.05.2016 created large scale resentment among the Executives:

GS Letter to CMD

22-09-2016

Congratulations to all:
Union Cabinet approved the payment of Rs 1250 Crores as USO subsidy. Payment above 1000 Cr has to be approved by Cabinet. Forum of BSNL Unions/Assns was demanding the payment and struggled for that. It is the implementation of the settlement with the Forum in the last strike.

22-09-2016

CHQ leaders tour in different Circles during 14th to 17th September,2016:

Strengthen SNEA, Strengthen BSNL

GS, CHQ President and Chairman toured various SSAs of AP/Telangana, UP East, UP West and MP Circles specially focussing on BSNL viability related issues, SWAS (Service With A Smile) programme and recent developments on HR issues. CHQ/Circle leaders addressed the general body meetings in connection with membership verification.

Since the future career prospects of each employee is fully depending upon the growth and affordability of BSNL, CHQ leaders in their address mainly focussed on the growth related issues. BSNL taken lot of marketing initiatives recently and we have to translate them into business. Night Free Call, Free Roaming, call diversion etc are some of such initiatives. Steps are taken to expand the network like Phase VII plus, proposed phase VIII, procurement of 232 edge routers in MPLS, Wi-Fi Hotspots, NGN, OF cable procurement etc etc. SWAS programme of the Forum is a step in this direction with special focus on quality of service and customer satisfaction. All our attention during this year is on SWAS programme. The growth and revenue of this year is going to decide the future of lakhs of employees of BSNL. The 3rd PRC implementation depends on the performance of this year.

CHQ President Com A A Khan addressed the special general body meetings at Saharanpur & Muzafarnagar(on 14th) and Aligargh & Bulandshahar(on 16th) in UP West Circle. CS/UP West Com Sanjeev Sharma and CP/UP West Com V K Yadav also addressed the meetings.

Chairman Com G L Jogi addressed special general body meetings at Fatehpur & Kanpur(on 14th), Orai (on 15th) and Jhansi(on 16th) in UP East Circle. AGS Com P K Shukla, CS/UP East Com  A K Trivedi, CP/UP East Com P. K. Sirothia also addressed the meetings. Chairman and CS/MP Com Dutta Majumdar addressed the special general body meeting at Gwalior on 16th Sept in MP Circle.

GS Com K Sebastin addressed the special general body meetings at Nizamabad & Karim Nargar(on 14th), Mahuboobnagr & Karnool(on 15th), Anathpur & Cudappa(on 16th) and Tirupathi SSA Conference(on 17th) in Telangana and AP Circles. CP Com Umamaheshwar Rao, ACS Com Ravikumar Reddy also addressed the meetings. CS Com A Viswanath, CT Com Vidyasagar Reddy, CWC members Com Jaganmohan Reddy, Com S Sreenivas and Com Bhaskar Rao addressed the meetings at various SSAs.

3rd PRC constitution is the result of our agitation under NCOA. Initially Govt was not ready to constitute the PRC, Govt was keen to entrust that job to concerned CPSUs and administrative ministry. SNEA is the only Assn in BSNL, participated in the agitation of NCOA. NCOA and SNEA given a detailed presentation to 3rd PRC and demanded in addition to open ended pay scales, 30% fitment, 4% increments etc, 1) pay revision should be delinked from affordability and 2) superannuation benefits should be made mandatory for every PSU.

Most prominent and pending HR issues are 1) replacement of intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A, rejected by DoT with E2 and E3 for the JTO/JAOs recruited after 01.01.2007, 2) implementation of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy upto AGM, 3) Superannuation benefit to BSNL direct rects, 4) promotions in various cadres, 5) first TBP after 5 years instead of 6 years, 6) notional pay of E1A and E2A w.e.f 01.10.2000 for JTO/JAO of Civil/Elect/Arch/PA/PS etc.

On pay scales, through continuous struggles, the scales got upgraded in 1987, 1996 and 2002 during BSNL absorption. E2, E3 pay scales demand got strong justification after the rejection of E1A and E2A scales by DoT and DPE. SNEA was on its toes to ensure that E1A and E2A proposals are rejected by DoT and DPE in 2014. Through agitation, SNEA reconstituted the Joint Committee in 2015. Further we ensured that the Committee is giving a favourable judgment. Our main concern is the pay scales for the 2007, 2008, 2010 and subsequent rects (JTO/JAOs) who are the real sufferers. Their pay scale is not finalised even after 9 years. Any demand for cascading effect for those who got the pay scales notified in 2009 at this point of time when 3rd PRC is constituted, in the name of E2 and E3 implementation, will be counterproductive and real intension of such demand is derailing E2, E3 scales for the JTO/JAO, SDE/AO cadres. Such demands from any corner will only help management and DoT who want to push the cadres to E1 and E2. Our demand is to get E2, E3 without compromising or surrendering the 5 promotions already we had. The 5 promotions come after lot of struggle by SNEA (TEOA) in 2002. Assns responsibility is to protect the promotions, not to surrender it. Our only focus is to get E2, E3 implemented immediately. If we are successful in getting E2, E3 now, before the 3rd PRC, it will settle the basic issue of standard pay scales, giving scope for further demand of E2 to E7 subsequently. Once E2, E3 is settled, the pay anomaly of 2007, 2008 etc batches to be taken up to have parity for Rs 22,820.

All promotions, JTO to SDE (seniority & LDCE), SDE to DE/EE, JAO to AO and AO to CAO are under litigations in various courts. We are trying to get favourable orders from the courts by engaging senior lawyers. To come out of the court cases and streamline promotions, CPSU Cadre hierarchy is the only viable alternative. The Joint Committee constituted after our agitation in 2015 given sweeping recommendations and broad guidelines on this issue. The real challenge is to place the executives working in lower grade but in higher scales into the new structure without disturbing the functionally promoted Executives who are in lower scale. For example there are DEs in E4 scale but SDEs in E5 scale. The Joint Committee did not address it, leaving it to the management to decide. All our demands for the last few months like 1) immediate promotions to the next higher grade for the Executives working in higher scales and relaxation for further promotions, 2) uniform date of promotion to avoid anomaly, 3) decentralised DPCs etc are accepted by the management in principle. Time bound promotion to AGM equivalent grade is the major point of contention and challenge before us considering the huge number of Executives eligible for that grade.

Once CPSU hierarchy is resolved, we have to focus on the 3rd recommendation of first TBP after 4 to 5 years instead of 4 to 6 years w.e.f 01.10.2000.

Superannuation benefit is the social security measure for the BSNL direct rects. For the social security measure, 12% EPF, 4.8% gratuity and medical facility extended from the beginning but 2nd PRC recommended contribution upto 30% including all. When management offered additional 4% in 2013, 6% in 2015 etc in addition to EPF, gratuity and medical, there was no unanimity among the various stake holders. But finally management gone ahead with just 3%. Only SNEA protested against this betrayal and demanded 6%. On our protest, management agreed to review the contribution once the expenditure on medical is worked out.

UF of BSNL Executive Associations comprising SNEA, AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA served notice on the above three demands. All agreed for the limited demand of E2, E3 without disturbing the 5 promotions, superannuation benefits, CPSU Hierarchy and first TBP. It will be very tough to get the DoT approval even on E2, E3 scales. It will be very tough to get the CPSU hierarchy implemented upto AGM grade. It will be very tough to increase the superannuation contribution to a minimum of 6%. In this difficult situation, strong organizational actions only will lead to the resolution of such issues.

Management is waiting for the completion of membership verification for the settlement of most of the HR issues. Main reason is that there is no unanimity among the various stake holders on important HR issues. Sectional demands forgetting the overall cadre interest are derailing the whole issues. This has been earlier witnessed in E2, E3 pay scales, superannuation benefits etc. Ultimately cadre suffers, individuals suffers. Membership verification is a golden opportunity to dump such sections, encourage democratically functioning Assns. Multiple Assns suits and helps management, not the Executives. The verification is taking place in a crucial time when all our HR issues are under active consideration of the management. Next three years are very crucial for all the Executives as most of the HR issues will be decided by that time including 3rd PRC. So it is the time for the all the executives to decide which side they are. This is the opportunity to vote for the Unity of Executives.

SNEA all along struggled to defeat any attack on our beloved company. We were in the forefront of all the struggles, mobilising all the employees in the struggles against stopping of ADC, unbundling of copper cables, 45.5 M GSM tender cancellation, disinvestment, tender cancellation, ITS absorption issues, MTNL&BSNL  merger, tower subsidiary formation etc etc and demanding USO fund subsidy, IT refund, procurement of equipments etc. SNEA alone struggled on BWA spectrum refund, 3G roaming etc. To continue the struggle to protect the company, SNEA is to be strengthened further. Our slogan is Strengthen SNEA, Strengthen BSNL.

21-09-2016

JTO to SDE case at Hon.Kerala High Court
As BSNL Sr.Counsel from Delhi is hospitalized, JTO to SDE case at Hon.Kerala High Court is likely to be listed by middle of Oct. 2016. After vacation, benches reconstituted and both judges are now in different benches. Since the case is part heard, with the permission of the chief Justice, the same bench has to be reconstituted for hearing the case. The exact dates will be decided soon.

21-09-2016

SNEA MH Delegates led by Com. V.B. Kokate, CS / Maharashtra  SNEA met with Director HR Smt. Sujata T Ray and discussed various HR issues and submitted memorandum.

20-09-2016

View Corporate office orders:
Preparatory work for Promotion from SDE Electrical to EE Electrical reg.
DE Request transfer order reg.
SDE Inter circle Transfer order reg.
Clarification regarding Writing APAR.
SDE promotion order under LDCE - One case.

19-09-2016

18-09-2016

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17-09-2016

CEC of Uttarakhand Circle in Dehradoon on 8.9.16:
A highly successful CEC  meeting of Uttarakhand circle was held at Dehradun on 08.09.2016. All the DSs and   large number of members  attended the CEC.  At 10:30 a.m.  the flag hoisting was done by All India President  Com. A A Khan. After DSs, Circle Secretary and Circle Treasurer report comrade Khan addressed the house and explained the history of struggle of SNEA and also various issues.  At 12:40 p.m.  the well organised  Open session started. In the open session  CGM Uttarakhand  Shri  Mahak Singh , GM HR Shri Rakesh Kumar, GM(CM) Shri  Surya Kant, GM(CFA) Shri O.P. Kannojia, GMTD Dehradun Shri  A.K. Mittal, All India President  Shri  A.A. Khan, Circle President Shri  Jai Vikram Singh, Circle Secretary Shri S.S. Rauthan & CWC member Shri Rajeev Kumar addressed the house.  CGM Uttarakhand  appreciated the well organised and disciplined audience and spoke various  issues related to revival of  BSNL.  
Again after open session, CHQ President Com. A.A.Khan addressed the house and spoke in detail the following issues :
Revival of BSNL,  Superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited employees. Replacement of non standard pay scales by E2 & E3, Various court cases,  CPSU cadre hierarchy. In addition to  above topics,  all other queries raised by members were thoroughly discussed  by Com Khan.

17-09-2016

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17-09-2016

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16-09-2016

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16-09-2016

GS and AGS met GM Pers on 12.09.2016 and held discussion on the recent Hon CAT, Chandigarh judgement on reservation issue. Hon CAT ordered that as per Nagaraj judgement of Hon Apex court, reservation should not be given on Promotion. This judgement came in the case of SDE to DE promotion.
Association requested management to take all necessary steps to protect the Constitutional rights of SC/ST Executives by appealing against the judgement immediately. Further we suggested to approach the Hon Supreme Court directly by filing SLP and get it clubbed with other cases pending in the Hon Supreme Court.

15-09-2016

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15-09-2016

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15-09-2016

FR22(1)(a)(1) pay fixation case of officiating JTOs:
The case was listed yesterday in the court of Registrar court. It is listed before the Hon bench on 05.10.2016.

13-09-2016

View Media Reports:

BSNL 249 Plan - Frequently Asked Questions & Solutions.
BSNL Mobile Unlimited Calling Plans with Free 3G Data.
BSNL lost the highest  number of  wire line  subscribers  in  June 2016 - TRAI.

BSNL and Vodafone Sign 2G Intra-Circle Roaming Pact to use  each  other assets and network strength across the country.

Reliance Jio, BSNL in intra-circle roaming pact for 2G, 4G.
BSNL Unlimited Broadband Plan Now at Rs.249 Only.
BSNL 499 Unlimited Broadband Plan Combo Tariff Launched..
BSNL Unlimited Internet, 24 Hours Free Calling - New Plan.

12-09-2016

View Corporate Office orders:

Guidelines regarding recovery of wrongful - Excess  payment  made to the employees of BSNL reg.

FAQ - Periodical Review of Employees to  maintain  Efficacy  and  Probity And Premature   Retirement  under  Rule 55 ii b of BSNL CDA   Rules.

Retention of Quarters beyond the permissible limits - requests regarding.

 

12-09-2016

GS will be on organizational tour from 13.09.2016 to 17.09.2016 and 20.09.2016 to 25.09.2016 in AP, Kerala and Gujarat. 
CHQ President will be on organizational tour from 13.09.2016 to 17.09.2016 and 19.09.2016 to 25.09.2016 in UP(West), Karnataka and Gujarat.
CSs may contact AGS Com Padmanabha Rao for urgent CHQ related issues.

10-09-2016

State-run BSNL had the second highest addition of 1.3 million customers in June 2016, taking its total mobile user base to 89.54 million.With this, BSNL pipped  Aircel to become the fifth largest mobile services company in the country, a position it lost in April 2015......View Media Report.

10-09-2016

View Media Reports:

Reliance Jio internet speed drops after unlimited data offer opens to all: Users rant on Twitter.
BSNL to test high speed INFOMARK WiFi routers in Kerala.
Mobile Users Base in India Touches 103.5 Crore: Telecom Regulator.

Rival telecom operators want higher fee to connect tsunami of Jio calls.
Regulator asks top telcos, Reliance Jio to resolve interconnection issue.
Cell tower radiation within limits: TRAI.

10-09-2016

Status of E2, E3 pay scales: Based on the BSNL reply dated 18.08.2016 on revision of pay scales, PSU section once again processed the BSNL proposal on 05.09.2016. We requested PSU section to focus the reply of BSNL where it replied that replacement of E1A and E2A to E2 and E3 is part of 2nd PRC for which presidential order is not issued by DoT so far. It cannot be referred to DPE or 3rd PRC as suggested by DoT. It has to be decided now itself. It is learned that PSU section opined that there is no objection as the proposal is in line with the DPE guidelines. It is confirmed that the proposal moved from Addl Secretary, DoT to Finance section yesterday morning. The real challenge lies in getting DoT Finance approval as last time DoT Finance only objected the proposal citing financial implications.

United Forum demands the intervention of CMD and DIR(HR) at this crucial stage.

10-09-2016

Recruitment of JUNIOR TELECOM OFFICERs (JTO): BSNL initiated recruitment for 2510 JTOs from Open Market through valid Gate Score-2017 in the pay scale of E1.

SNEA strongly protest against the BSNL Management decision to recruit JTOs in the E1 scale from the market when BSNL Board approved E2 scales for the JTO/JAOs. This establishes the double standard of BSNL, on one side they are approving E2 scale where as in reality they want to recruit only E1 scale.

10-09-2016

Audited accounts of BSNL for the year 2015-16 approved by BSNL Board yesterday.

It is a moment of great satisfaction for all the employees as BSNL is growing under great challenges. Still we could improve the revenue also. SWAS programmes giving life to BSNL in terms of growth, quality of service and revenue.

· After 2009-10, highest Revenue. Total Revenue 32,918 crores (Last year it was 28,648 crores).

·  Highest operational revenue. Revenue from Operation is 28,449 crores comparing to 27,242 crores of last year.

·  Increase in revenue from operations by 4.43%.

·  Total revenue increased by 15% mainly due to interest on Income Tax refund, Amount write back etc.

·  Losses reduced by 53%, from Rs 8234 crores to 3880 Crores.

·  EBITA—3854 crores against 672 crores of last year. This hike in profit is mainly because of the 3400 Crores on Interest on IT refund and Amount write back. Actual increase in revenue from operations will be 3854-3400=454 Crores.

·  Employees Expenditure slightly reduced from 54.3% to 54.08%.

·  Admin expenditure increased slightly from 39.9% to 40%.

·  Least debt Telecom company. BSNL is having only 2500 Crores.

10-09-2016

CEC meeting of Jharkhand Circle at Ranchi and SSA General Body meetings at Ranchi and Jamshedpur in connection with membership verification. Strengthen SNEA, Strengthen BSNL.

SNEA Jharkhand Circle conducted the CEC meeting at RTTC Auditorium, Ranchi on 04.09.2016. All the SSAs attended the CEC meeting. CP Com Ranjan Ram and CS Com Pankaj Das mobilised the gathering. CEC cum General Body meeting was held at Ranchi in connection with preparations for membership verification. A 2007 rect JTO is the new DS of Ranchi SSA. Com Rakesh Kumar nominated as CWC member.An open session was conducted on SWAS programme. On 03.09.2016, General Body meeting held at Jamshedpur, JKD. DS Com N K Singh and DP Com Vinod Kumar initiated the meeting. DSs of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA also attended the meeting at Jamshedpur.

General Secretary addressed both the meetings at Jamshedpur and Ranchi, explaining the developments at CHQ level. The successful implementation of SWAS programme in JKD Circle is highly appreciable. GS congratulated each and every employee of Jharkhand and the management for their enthusiasm in implementing it under adverse conditions. SWAS programme focuses on the quality of service, sales, marketing etc. If quality improves, automatically customer base increases and additional revenue generates. BSNL management taken series of initiatives like Night Free call, free roaming, free call diversion etc to attract the customers. The tendering processes, procurement etc streamlined and availability of materials improved. Employees also responded very positively. Customer Delight year and SWAS programme changed the mindset of large number of employees and they got a new direction. Last two years, BSNL shown significant improvements in the revenue and BSNL recording operational profits. This year, 2016-17 performance is very crucial for all the employees because 3rd PRC implementation is fully depends on that. It is a real challenge before every employee to ensure that maximum contribution is coming from their side in the coming days to accelerate the growth, customer base, quality of service and ultimately revenue generation. More and more focus is required on enterprises business segments, leased ccts, MPLS ccts, broadband and FTTH connections etc which will generate maximum revenue. This year performance is going to decide our future for the next 10 years, till 2027. Just for 20% hike in our salary, BSNL requires minimum 3,000 Crores additional amount, ie minimum 10% revenue has to increase comparing to previous year.

On 3rd PRC, SNEA took the lead in constitution of 3rd PRC by launching agitation under NCOA. In fact SNEA was the only Assn participated in the agitation. SNEA and NCOA together gave a detailed presentation before the 3rd PRC which was appreciated very much by the PRC. Our entire focus was to delink the pay revision from the profits and affordability. Similarly on superannuation benefits to the BSNL directly recruited employees, being a social security measure, SNEA and NCOA pleaded for compulsory contribution from the CPSU without giving any flexibility to the CPSUs. SNEA was in constant touch with BSNL management and ensured that most of our suggestions are supported and incorporated in the presentation to be given by BSNL mgt to 3rd PRC.

On Superannuation benefits, all efforts are to continue to get minimum 6% contribution from BSNL as offered by CMD, BSNL in our AIC held at Jaipur in last September. Eventhough earlier offer was come for 4% and 6% from mgt side, there was no unanimity among the Assns and Unions, some are insisting for 12%. But unfortunately they didn’t opposed 3%! Now the proposal for administrative approval with 3% contribution is in DoT, we are pursuing it on a daily basis to start with. Once separate fund is formed, we will focus on enhancing the contribution.

On promotions, almost all the promotions in various streams are stayed by different courts on different grounds. In Ernakulam HC, all efforts are being taken to hear the case on merit on out of turn, bypassing the case seniority. We are successful in that by engaging a Sr lawyer from Hon SC, New Delhi. Now the case is part heard and remaining part will be heard on 22nd and 23rd Sept. The LDCE promotion, SDE to DE promotion, JAO to AO and AO to CAO promotions are held up in Chandigarh. Efforts are being made to hear the case on merit at the earliest.

The only viable alternative to this deadlock situation in promotions are implementation of CPSU cadre Hierarchy. CPSU Hierarchy is the implementation of the agreement reached between TEAO(now SNEA) and BSNL in 2002 agitation in true spirit where it was agreed that Time Bound Functional promotion without linking with the posts will be provided upto Selection Grade DGM between 4 to 6 years. Till that date only two financial upgradations (one from JTO and another from SDE) were available, that also after 12 years. In CPSU Hierarchy, promotions are delinked from seniority and availability of posts. Since the Joint Committee was almost defunct, SNEA alone started agitations since February, 2014 demanding CPSU Hierarchy and standard pay scales of E2, E3. Finally we succeeded through agitation in 2015 when CMD agreed to reconstitute the Joint Committee. The demand of first TB promotion after 4 years instead of 6 years also made a terms of reference of the same committee, another breakthrough. We could get very positive recommendations from the Jt Committee on all the three issues in very short time. After the recommendations, last several months, we are working for 1) one time relaxation for immediate promotion to the next higher grade for the Executives working in higher scales, 2) relaxation for qualifying service for further promotions, 3) uniform date of promotion and pay fixation, 4) change of designation, 5) increasing the number of DGM posts etc. The draft proposal addresses large number of concerns and mgt accepted most of our above mentioned demands. Our major issue pending is to make the AGM promotions also time bound, without linking with availability of posts and financial upgradations to E5 and E6 scales should be after 5 years instead of 7 years. SNEA is committed to ensure a uniform promotion policy for all the Executives.

On standard pay scales, we are fully committed to see that our basic cadres of JTO/JAO and SDE/AO are not demoted from E1A to E1 and E2A to E2. SNEA through continuous struggles upgraded the pay scales of JTO cadre thrice, first in 1987, second in 1996 and third during absorption in BSNL. The status also got upgraded from Group C to Group B Gazetted and then to an Executive. Then it has extended to all similar cadres like JAO, JTO(C/E) etc. Our struggle since 2014 was to get the standard pay scales of E2, E3 as replacement scales for the intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A. E1A and E2A are the two pay scales, DoT didn’t approved in 2009. By pursuing in DoT and DPE, SNEA ensured that proposal of E1A and E2A scales are rejected by DoT and DPE in July, 2014 giving momentum to our struggle for E2 and E3. In the Joint committee we struggled to see that positive recommendations are coming, eventhough dissent note was given by some members. Our agenda is to get E2, E3 scale now, before 3rd PRC so that we should not miss the benefits of 3rd PRC. This will give deserved benefits to thousands and thousands of JTO/JAOs recruited in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and future recruits. The pay parity demand is to be pursued after that. Once E2, E3 is settled, it will be easy to settle E2 to E7. Our priority is to see that JTO/JAO, SDE/AO cadres are not demoted, rest will follow.

Membership verification should lead to unity among the Executives. It is a golden opportunity to revive BSNL, meet all the Executives and explain the contribution of this Association in various struggles to protect the interest of the Executives as well as the interest of BSNL. On disinvestment, copper cable unbundling, ADC, 45.5 million tender cancellation, ITS issue, BWA spectrum refund, 3G roaming, GSM tender cancellation, tower subsidiary formation, MTNL&BSNL merger, SNEA was in the forefront of all the struggles. This is an Assn fighting for your rights. Join this Association and strengthen it. Strengthen the hands of SNEA which all along struggling to Strengthen BSNL. Appeal to all the Executives is that join this fighting brigade, strengthen it to protect your rights, to protect our company. Strengthen SNEA, Strengthen BSNL.

10-09-2016

CMD BSNL, called a meeting of the Forum of BSNL Associations and Unions on 08.09.2016 to discuss the development and viability related issues and the strategies to counter the Reliance Jio. The discussions focussed on 1) Challenge from Reliance Jio (2) Financial performance of BSNL and (3) Strategies.  Implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL is the most important issue before us. In so many PSUs like Air India and ITI, Pay scales were not revised due to the financial conditions.  Hence, BSNL should grow further and increase its revenue and should become profit making

Reliance Jio has invested about 1.5 lakh crores rupees for the network. To counter them BSNL is announced very attractive offer of landline for Rs.49, Broad Band for Rs 249 and mobile for 1099. In two years time 40,000 Wi-Fi Hotspots will be installed at a cost of 1,500 Crores and 3G BTSs also will be added. Globally, landline demand is increasing, so we have to concentrate this sector by laying OF cable nearest to the customer premises. Assn pointed out that large number of waiting lists are generated by the offer but field units will be able to provide the connections if the availability of dropwire, 5 pair cable, low count OF cable etc are improved. Shortage of dropwire is a major problem which has to be addressed. CMD informed that as per the feedback given by us last week he already instructed DIR(CFA) to increase the material availability in all the field units. Further we suggested empowering CGMs to procure dropwire directly from the factories as per their requirement.

He further mentioned that after launching of “SWAS” the quality of service has improved due to the awareness and involvement of the employees and that is why about 2 lakh GSM connections are being added every month and MNP positive. He also mentioned that to compete with Reliance Jio 3G and Wi-Fi service should be made more popular. On financial condition CMD informed that almost all the loans are repaid recently and the total liability is about Rs.2500 Crores.

09-09-2016

CAO to DGM (Fin) promotion: As reported in the afternoon, Promotion orders issued to 234 CAOs as Adhoc DGM (F) today. SNEA congratulates all the promoted executives.

CAO to DGM (Fin) promotion
The DPC minutes are submitted for the approval of competent authority, CMD, BSNL and approved. Promotion orders will be issued shortly. 

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08-09-2016

View Corporate Office Orders:
Holding of LICE for promotion of Group C employees to the grade of JTO (Telecom.) for the vacancy year 2015 -16. Date of LICE is 11.12.2016.   

View Model Examination Notice      View Examination Centres.
DPC under seniority quota - Furnishing current Vig status of left out JTOs in AIEL - ETP ETR NTP NTR 
DPC under seniority quota - Furnishing current Vig status of JTOs whose names are not available in AIEL - PB Circle .
Change of date of holiday on account of Id-ul-Zuha -Bakrid reg.
SDE tenure transfer - Own cost transfer.
SDE tenure transfer - Cancellation order.

08-09-2016

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08-09-2016

SNEA Manifesto for Membership verification

Strengthen SNEA, Strengthen BSNL

A thought for unity, a vote for SNEA

Major Circles like AP, MH, TN, KTK, KRL, CHTD and GUJ Circles to print themselves. If any Circle finds difficulty, they may inform CHQ. CHQ printed the Manifesto for the remaining Circles and will be despatched as per the requirement of the Circles. Circles can print it in the local languages also. It should ensure that each and every Executive of BSNL gets a copy of our Manifesto.

SNEA Manifesto (PDF)SNEA Manifesto (word)

07-09-2016

Congratulations to all the comrades of United Forum especially to the Comrades of SNEA for making the two days DHARNA a grand success throughout the country with massive participation. As per the reports, thousands of Executives joined the Dharna at various Circle/SSA/ HQs with huge enthusiasm. Almost all the Circles reported massive participation showing the commitment of the comrades who are suffering for years together without pay scales, promotions and superannuation benefits.

At BSNLCO, GS and Chairman addressed the gathering. On pay scales demand is to get the replacement scales for E1A and E2A to E2 and E3 before 3rd PRC. Other pay scales are not the immediate agenda and it will be addressed in the 3rd PRC after few months as E2 to E7 proposal is already rejected by DoT citing financial implications. If E2 and E3 are not settled now itself, we will end up in E1, E2 to E6 and 3rd PRC will give replacement scales for that only, closing the demands and our dream for standard pay scales. We have to pressurise mgt to settle E2 and E3 first. Mgt is playing with the future of Executives by sending the proposal of E2 to E7 and not modifying it by limiting it to E2 and E3 even after UF notice demanding E2 and E3 alone. They are not even pursuing the matter with DoT. They are pretending that they want to give everything but practically not interested to give anything.

Superannuation benefits proposal is with the Hon Minister and we hope that it will be cleared in few days.

On CPSU Cadre Hierarchy, GM(Pers) and Jt GM(Pers) initiated discussions on the contentious issues. UF demanded that a) time bound functional promotion upto AGM grade without linking with the availability of posts as recommended by Khan Committee, b) delinking promotions beyond AGM grade from the proposal, c) sanctioned posts should be as per the norms, not as per the Deloittee recommendation, d) after AGM grade, promotion to E5 and E6 scales should continue in 5 years as per EPP instead of proposed 7 years etc. Discussions should continue after mgt taken a view on these issues.

Settlement of pay scales, CPSU Hierarchy upto AGM and increasing the contribution of Superannuation benefits requires long long struggle with strong conviction, firm commitment and dedication. All the Circle/SSA Secretaries are requested to prepare our membership for a long struggle on these vital issues which will settle almost 80% to 90% of the HR issues.


View Glimpses of Day long Dharna held by United Forum on 07th September 2016 (Second Day):

07-09-2016

07-09-2016

View Corporate Office Orders:

Preparatory work for Promotion of Executives in the grade of EE Civil - Calling of ACRs regarding.
Preparatory work for Promotion of Executives in the grade of EE Civil - Calling of VCs regarding.
Repatriation of SDE Civil from NHAI to BSNL reg.
Furnishing of ACRS-APARs of JTOs T for considering for promolion to SDE Grade ( 67% quota ) - Present status of pending 91 cases reg.

07-09-2016

Two days DHARNA started across the country with massive participation. As per the initial reports, thousands of Executives joined the Dharna at various Circle/SSA/ HQs with huge enthusiasm. GM (Estt), GM (Pers) and GM(SR) hold a meeting with United Forum on 06.09.16 and briefly discussed the  demands wherein UF demanded replacement of E1A and E2A with E2 and E3 alone before 3rd PRC, Superannuation benefits and CPSU cadre hierarchy. UF demanded that CMD and DIR(HR) should intervene to convince the Secretary DoT and other Senior Officers to approve E2 and E3 pay scales immediately. On CPSU Cadre Hierarchy, GM (Pers) informed that discussion with UF will be held on 07.09.16 at 16.00 hrs.

Settlement of pay scales, CPSU Hierarchy upto AGM and increasing the contribution of Superannuation benefits requires long long struggle with conviction, firm commitment and dedication. All the Circle/SSA Secretaries are requested to ensure 100% participation of Executives in todays Dharna Programme at BSNL CO/Circle/SSA levels.

06-09-2016

The court cases at Chandigarh on reservation case listed to 14.09.2016.
The 206 seniority and 147 seniority case at Hon Supreme Court is listed as miscellaneous item and will be listed every Tuesdays.

06-09-2016

Full Day Dharna on  07th Sep 2016 (2nd Day )

Participate in en masse and make it a grand success.

06-09-2016

United forum struggle - Request from SR section reg.

06-09-2016

Co-opetition strategy of BSNL in light of growing competition - Message from CMD.

06-09-2016

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06-09-2016

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06-09-2016

06-09-2016

GS and CHQ President met CMD on 05.09.16 and reminded him about the assurances given on 17.5.16 to withdraw the wrong clarification issued regarding the protection of officiating pay on regular promotion. After discussions, CMD informed that necessary instructions will be given to Pers section in this regard.

05-09-2016

Superannuation benefits to BSNL Direct recruited employees: 
The proposal cleared by Secretary(Telecom) and gone to Hon Minister for approval.

03-09-2016

Full Day Dharna on 06th and 07th Sep 2016
United Forum of BSNL Executives Associations consisting of SNEA, AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA launced organizational actions demanding
1) Implemenattion of stanadrd pay scales of E2, E3 replacing E1A and E2A
2) 30% Superannuation benefits to BSNL direct recruits
3) Implementation of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy.

All Circle / SSA / Branch Secretaries are requested to make all out preparations for the two days Dharna on 06th and 07th September. Ensure 100% participation on both days.

03-09-2016

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02-09-2016

Fact about Reliance JIO Voice calls as free:
The voice calls on Reliance JIO network will be sent in the form of data and thus calling and called party of voice calls will be charged. In our case only calling party pays.

02-09-2016

02-09-2016

View Corporate Office orders:
Direct relieving of STS officers on Posting or Transfer by Corporate office reg
Posting of JAOs on probation under DR quota consequent on completion of training reg.
Post based Roster in the grade of SDE / AE Arch.

02-09-2016

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02-09-2016

Strengthen SNEA, Strengthen BSNL

The following Circles arranged General Body and CEC meetings in connection with Membership verifications and CHQ leaders attending the meetings during September, 2016:

Jharkhand Circle: 03.09.2016: General Body at Jamshedpur. 04.09.2016:  CEC and General Body at Ranchi.

Uttarakhand Circle: 08.09.2016: CEC and General Body at Dehradun.

Haryana Circle: Faridabad SSA (09.09.2016)

Chattisgargh Circle: General Body meetings at Bilaspur (09th) and Durg (10th).

AP Circle: 13th to 17th September: General Body meetings at Telengana and Railseema areas. Karim Nagar & Nizamabad (13th), Khammam & Nalgonda (14th), Mahaboobnagar & Kurnool (15th), Anantapur & Kadapa (16th) and Tirupti(17th).

UP(East) Circle: 13th to 16th September: General Body meetings at Allahabad (13th), Kanpur (14th), Urai (15th) and Jhansi(16th).

UP(West) Circle: 14th to 17th September: General Body meetings at Bareily, Muzaffarnagar, Saranpur, Bijnor and Moradabad (13th to 16th). CEC meeting of UP(W) and General Body at Gaziabad (17th).

Kerala Circle: 20th to 23rd September: General Body meetings at Kanhangad & Kannur (20th), Malappuram & Kozhikode (21st), Palakkad & Trichur (22nd), Pathanamthitta & Kollam (23rd).

Karnataka circle: 19th to 23rd (Belgaum, Hubli, Bellary, Bidar, Bijapur, Raichur, Dhavangare, Gulbarga).

Gujarat Circle: CEC meeting on 24th and Ahmedabad SSA Conf (25th).

01-09-2016

Solidarity and support to the General Strike on 02.09.2016 by the Central Trade Unions.

Central Trade Unions decided for one day strike on 02.09.2016 with various demands including No disinvestment of CPSEs, minimum wages, strict enforcement of labour laws and no amendment to labour laws, no merger of banks etc. All the issues are so serious and having direct impact on BSNL when Govt very seriously thinking about strategic sale.

SNEA decided to extend solidarity and support to the strike by joining the demonstration or holding separate demonstrations wherever possible.

01-09-2016

Superannuation benefits to BSNL Direct recruitment employees: 
The proposal cleared by Additional Secretary (Telecom) and gone to Secretary, DoT for approval.