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Messages updated during the month of  May 2016

30-05-2016

BSNL launched another marketing initiative today – Free To Home (FTH): By this Free Call Diversion allowed from Mobile to any Landline (Home/Office) within LSA(Circle). Hon MoC&IT will be announcing this today. CMD BSNL called the Core Committee of the Forum of BSNL Unions and Associations and informed this today morning. This scheme will popularise the landline and address the inbuilding coverage issue. Further we requested to consider the call diversion from landline to mobile also during faulty condition. It is another marketing initiative atken by BSNL.

We are extremely happy that this demand was raised by SNEA two months back vide SNEA/CHQ/CMD/2015-18/18   Dated 21st March, 2016.

On performance, it was informed by CMD that according to the unaudited accounts, BSNL income may touch 30,000 Cr during 2015-16 and the operating profit will be around 2,200 Cr (during 2014-15 it was 672 Cr). Revenue from Core business increased by 3%. Vertical wise CFA:2%, CM:2% and EB:42%.Most probably, 5 Circles namely Kerala, Karnataka, Orissa, A&N and J&K may record profit this year with Kerala again at top with 735 Cr.

On 23rd May, another 1,100 Cr refund has received from Income Tax, taking the total receipt to 6,000 Cr during 2016-17.

On expansion CMD informed that all the 3 verticals done major expansion and taken quick decisions. CFA added/upgraded 49 BNGs. EB added MPLS ccts by adding cards in existing CISCO routers and procuring new 232 routers from Huawei. CM vertical expansion is going on in Phase VII+, adding 21000 BTSs, most of them are 3G BTSs.

Phase VIII.4 tender is under process for 31 Million capacity in 3 phases with an estimated cost of 5000 Cr. In this 2G, 3G and 4G planned. 21,000 new BTSs are planned which will be compatible for 2G/3G/4G.
BSNLCO letter on Free To Home ServiceSNEA proposal for Free call diversion dated 21.03.2016

30-05-2016

Meeting with DIR(EB): GS along with other Core Committee members met Sri N. K. Mehta, DIR(EB) and congratulated him for the outstanding achievement in EB segment. DIR(EB) has taken bold decisions which resulted in the growth. By adding cards to the existing CISCO routers, BSNL could provide more than 12000 MPLS circuits for SBI in one months time which is appreciated by SBI top brasses. Another 8000 ccts will be provided by June, 2016 completing the demand of upgradation of 20,000 ccts to 2 Mb by changing from MLLN to MPLS. Now large number of MLLN ports became free after the shifting of SBI ccts to MPLS and leased ccts can be provided by Circles. Demands of other banks also will be met by this. DIR(EB) explained other initiatives taken by the EB segment which are under pipeline.

29-05-2016

JTO to SDE Promotion: VC recd from AP Circle also. Still VC is pending from AS, A&N, BR, CHG, CTD, GUJ, HP, HR, J&K, KRL, KTK, MH, MP, NE II, NTR, OR, PB, RAJ, TN, UPW and UKD. All CSs to see that VC reaches BSNLCO atleast this week.


TTA to JTO(T) LICE results expected by this week end or next week.

29-05-2016

It is confirmed that BSNL management has not issued any minutes of the meetings or any assurances as claimed by others. It is a self signed minutes as mgt denied to issue any minutes. Since the last meeting was on 23.5.16, they have to explain why they compelled their members to sit on hunger strike for 3 days, 25th, 26th and 27th (atleast in few places). Is it only for getting minutes? Even mgt has not issued a single line appeal to them to withdraw their agitation! On 18th they claimed -- we are not going to withdraw our agitation on mere assurances unless and until definitive actions are taken on ground. -- now what actions? They claimed and misguided the members by telling them that top mgt is with them! Using top mgt, whether they are trying to torpedo the Khan Committee recommendations? They could not!

They tried to ditch the youngsters by denying and delaying E2, E3 scales implementation even after Khan Committee recommendations in Oct, 2015 by creating so much confusion in the mgt with fresh demands.

They are trying to ditch the SDE/AOs by trying to deny them one promotion.

They tried to ditch the seniors, ie DE/CAO/DGMs by trying to deny the one fixation in E4 and E5 scales they got on DE/CAO promotions between 2009 and 2014 and DGM promotions recently.

They tried to ditch the seniors by trying to deny one promotion to E6 scale on 01.10.2019.

Then for whom they are agitating? All for the selfish motives of few leaders having sectional demands. They come out with populist demands to confuse and attract the Executives. The agenda was to confuse and not to resolve the issues. In trade union, it will not work because unrealistic demands never got implemented. Now mgt also understood their game plan and selfish agenda.

SNEA could save the future of the cadres by ensuring E2, E3 scales for the basic/entry level cadres and giving justice to the JTO/JAOs recruited after 01.01.2007 on priority followed by scales upto E7, protect the five promotions, each after every 5 years, pay fixations already got on promotion as SDE/AO/DE/CAO/DGM in the same scales, by timely intervention.

Congratulations to all the Executives and the valiant comrades of SNEA who protected the cadre and protected the Khan Committee recommendations.

29-05-2016

General Body meeting at Bengaluru on 24.05.2016 and Kolar on 25.05.2016:

GS addressed general body meetings at CGM Office Bengaluru and PGMTD office, Bengaluru on 24.05.2016 and Kolar SSA on 25.05.2016 on issues related to the growth of the company, successful implementation of SWAS programme in view of 3rd PRC and various HR issues. Jt Secretary(South) Com Panduranga B Nayak and CS Com S B Nagavi also addressed the meetings. It was a unique experience in Kolar as almost all the BSNL recruited Executives are Members of SNEA and almost 90% members participated in the meeting with a live interactive session.

 

BSNL growth related issues and successful implementation of SWAS programme for 3rd PRC:

Successful implementation of SWAS programmes by all the Circles and SSAs resulted in positive growth in various segments during last financial year 2015-16. EB segment alone grown and increased the revenue by 50%. MNP become positive after so many years, GSM revenue also increased by about 4%. Last year the revenue and operating profit increased. Circles like Bihar, UP(E), JKD, WB etc come up with innovative ideas, melas, road shows etc and improved the sales and revenue considerably.

2016-17 is going to decide the future of the employees as well as the company. This year is very crucial for all of us as 3rd PRC is fully depends on the performance and balance sheet of this year. This years performance is going to decide our future, atleast for the next 10 years from 2017 to 2027 (till 4th PRC). Large scale expansion is going on in different segments. GSM Phase VII plus add on order expansion replacing the old BTSs and adding large number of 3G BTSs is under progress, so data traffic has to increase. BTSs batty is getting replaced ensuring better uptime. 232 new edge routers expansion is under process making MPLS ccts feasible everywhere. New NGN tender with so many additional features is under process, planning to replace all the eqpts with NGN switches. OF cable made available and it has to be laid urgently to improve transmission network. Store availability improved.

GS appealed to the comrades of KTK to come up with innovative ideas and do maximum business this year as Karnataka Circle is having tremendous business potential. During this financial year, our entire focus should be on growth of the company.


Our struggle on various HR issues and 3rd PRC:

SNEA (major constituent of NCOA) and National Confederation of Officers Association of Central PSUs(NCOA) is organizing various Trade Union Programmes demanding constitution of 3rd PRC. The following programmes are chalked out. On 01.06.16, demonstration infront of DPE office, 22.06.2016 Dharna and 27.07.16, March to DPE office at New Delhi. We decided to struggle till the constitution of 3rd PRC.

On one side, we are on agitation to constitute 3rd PRC but on the other side, the pay scales of the entry cadres of JTO/JAO and SDE/AO are not finalized in BSNL. The biggest challenge before us is to get the standard pay scales of E2 and E3 for the entry level cadres replacing the intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A implemented before constitution of 3rd PRC. Otherwise the pay revision for the entire BSNL Executives will be jeopardised, simply due to this one reason alone. Unfortunately no Assn, other than SNEA recognised this fact and acting on it.

Keeping the future of JTO/JAOs recruited after 2007 and the 3rd PRC in mind, SNEA for the last few years, struggling to get the standard pay scales of E2, E3 implemented in BSNL replacing E1A and E2A. The initial proposal of E1A and E2A got rejected by DoT and DPE due to the efforts of SNEA in July, 2014. The agitation programme in April/May, 2015 by SNEA, resulted in the reconstitution of the Joint Committee with a new Chairman, Sri M A Khan. SNEA was behind all these developments and finally Jt Committee come out with sweeping recommendations which will change the pay scales and promotional avenues of the executives in BSNL.

It is the sole responsibility of SNEA to get the Khan committee recommendations implemented in true spirit without dilution. Lot of negative forces are working to undermine the Khan Committee recommendations for their selfish agenda and motives, which are against the larger interest of the cadre. While SNEA is struggling for replacement of E1A, E2A, E3, -- E6 with E2, E3, --- E7, strategically we decided to delink E2, E3 from E4, --- E7 upgradation as E4, --- E7 upgradation is equivalent to another wage revision and BSNL Board and DoT may take longer time to decided on that. This strategy is adopted to get E2, E3 pay scales implemented before 3rd PRC and giving the benefits to the new recruits after 2007. But our friends having different agenda, if E2, E3 to E7 is not coming, no E2 and E3 at all. No concern about the future of the cadre, future of the young recruits after 01.01.2007 or the fate of 3rd PRC for all. All got 30% fitment with 78.2% IDA merger, all are very happy, except those joined from 2007. When SNEA demanding E2, E3 scales with five existing promotions, each promotion after every 5 years, our friends are struggling to see that the promotions are reduced from five to four by abolishing SDE or Sr SDE grades. They want to create confusion in the mgt, make anomalies and recoveries and anarchy in the company. The ultimate aim was to dump Khan Committee recommendations (inspite of being part of that) which does not suite their leadership. If SDE or Sr SDE grade is abolished, the Khan committee recommendations becomes redundant and CPSU cadre Hierarchy and 1st TBP after 4-5 years will not be implemented by the management.

Sensing the danger of dumping the Khan Committee recommendations by the management, SNEA compelled to start the agitation. Our struggle for one day and its huge success opened the eyes of the management. Mgt understood that SNEA is not an Assn, doing the agitations through websites, its strength is its grass root level membership. Sensing the urgency of the situation, Mgt started serious discussions with the Assn on various issues on 11.05.16 followed by 17.05.16. After thorough discussions with CMD, DIR(HR) and whole HR team, some concrete decisions are taken to settle all the important HR issues in a time bound manner. Our one day Dharna protected the Khan Committee recommendations. Otherwise, the selfish motives and petty interests would have buried the recommendations by this time and mgt also would have been very happy with that as they can go with E1+5 increments, E2, E3, -- E6 scales, no CPSU Hierarchy, no 1st TBP etc etc. Populism and playing to the gallery has never worked in trade union struggles. Holding on to hard ground realities has always yielded tangible and everlasting results. It is election time, we have to be very careful about such populistic demands from various sections and should not fall into their trap. It has seen in regularisation of Offtg JTOs(from 2000), implementation of 78.2% IDA fitment(with arrears), 30% superannuation benefit (nothing less than 12%), E2/E3 from 01.10.2000(demand in 2013) etc etc.

During entire discussions, Mgt was very keen to ensure that SNEA is not going on agitation from 18.05.2016.  

1.  In view of the 3rd PRC and to give immediate relief to the JTO/JAOs recruited after 01.01.2007, it is mutually agreed to move two proposals on pay scales, one as per the Khan Committee recommendations on standard pay scales of E2, E3 replacing the non standard scales of E1A and E2A with necessary changes in EPP to protect the five TBP, after every five years (not 10 years as claimed by some) as recommended by the Committee. The second proposal will cover the cascading factor, upgradation upto E7.

2.CPSU Hierarchy process is fast tracked. Serious discussions on its implementation will be started shortly. Our members at grass root level should be very vigilant in the coming days as there will be populist demands during its implementation which can attract and misguide the masses like present SDEs in DGM scales should be made DGM directly. Our single agenda is to get Khan Committee recommendations implemented without any dilution. If that is ensured, a fresh JTO after 5 years of service will become SDE(now 15 to 20 years), an SDE after 5 years of service will become Sr SDE (total 10 years) and Sr SDE after 5 years will become AGM (total 15 years, now 30 to 35 years). While implementation, mgt assured that our demand 1) as a onetime measure, promotion to SDE, Sr SDE and DE grades without DPC for the Executives in higher scales, 2) address all seniority related issues like LDCE seniority, promotion quota seniority, Direct/Dept rect, Qualifying/non-qualifying etc, 3) change of designations to Asst Manager, Dy Manager, Manager, Asst General Manager, 4) decentralization of DPCs to Circles, 5) uniform date of promotion to end anomalies etc will be considered positively.

3.1st TBP after 4 to 5 years instead of 4 to 6 w.e.f 01.10.2000 is the demand of SNEA alone and it become a new item in the reconstituted Jt Committee. It was a major anomaly for the 1993, 1994, 1995 -- etc batches who got first TBP in 6 years whereas their seniors as well as juniors got it in 4 to 5 years. The recommendation will be processed immediately after CPSU, mgt assured. The EPP will be amended for that purpose.

4.Officiating pay fixation, protection of pay -- withdrawal of wrong clarifications by BSNL: Thousands of JTOs, JAOs, SDEs, AOs officiated in higher post during DoT and BSNL period prior to the clarification are facing reduction in pay by one or two increments and recovery of lakhs of rupees. The EPP clarification dated 19.02.2010 denied pay protection on offtg promotion which is against the provisions of FRSR, MoF orders, DoT orders etc. From DoT period onwards pay protection allowed till the clarification. Surprisingly, the EPP clarification dated 30.05.2007 does not allow pay fixation with one increment from same scale to same scale on officiating promotion where as EPP provides the same on any post based promotion. Assn was struggling against these two clarifications since 2010. Unfortunately the committee formed to examine the issues also not gone into depth which compelled us to make it an agenda. After lot of deliberations, now mgt understood the mistakes and assured that necessary steps will be taken to correct both the clarifications and given a target date of two months time. This will give relief to thousands of Executives, SDEs, AO, DEs and CAOs facing reduction in pay and recovery. This is one of the major achievement due to the agitation.

5.30% superannuation benefits. At our Jaipur AIC, CMD assured 6% contribution to begin with. Mgt later on made a proposal of 3% in a meeting held on 19.02.16 in which SNEA was not present. Since much opposition was not there from the participants (those who are insisting nothing less than 12%) in the meeting, mgt gone ahead with the proposal. SNEA strongly protested against this betrayal and demanded minimum 6%. The proposal of 3% is now approved by BSNL Board. On our strong protest mgt decided to review the contribution, CMD and DIR(HR) assured us.

6.Promotions in various cadres: All the promotions JTO to SDE, SDE to DE, JAO to AO, AO to CAO, SDE to EE are stayed by various courts. To expedite the JTO to SDE case at Ernakulam, as per our request, BSNL engaged senior lawyer from Hon Supreme Court. Case is expected hearing in June. The stay on declaration of LDCE result was vacated by the CAT, Chandigargh and after Assn intervention, the results declared. However stay continuing on promotion. This case along with the case on SDE to DE promotion is listed for 08.07.2016. Assn pursuing all the cases in different courts. However due to the multiplicity of the litigation, the only viable alternative is CPSU Hierarchy.

7.Notional pay of E1A and E2A for Civil/Elect/Arch/TF/PA/PS cadres w.e.f 01.10.2000:

Our Kanyakumari AIC decided to work for uniform promotion policy and uniform pay scales for all the Executives, irrespective of wings. On promotions, we could achieve it in TBP through EPP. On functional promotion, it will be achieved through CPSU. But on pay scales, this demand could not achieve for the above cadres eventhough we are struggling. But we could make a breakthrough on 17.05.2016 when SNEA got an assurance from CMD that this anomaly will be resolved. This is another achievement of our recent agitation.

8.Membership verification: Multiplicity of Assns and the vested interests playing havoc with the future of the Executives. None of the important HR issues are getting resolved. Our committed members and the Executives are the victims of this. Few with vested interests and selfish agenda are taking the entire cadre into ransom. Even Non Executives are working together for the employees and could achieve better than the highly educated Executives, even their designations changed. It is high time for them to open their eyes. Overall cadre interest is totally neglected/missing on various issues, rather petty interests and selfish motives taking leading positions. Recently we are witnessing that instead of making serious efforts to get the Khan Committee recommendations which will benefit the entire cadre by upgrading the pay scales from E1A to E2 and E2A to E3 for the entry /basic cadres, will give better pay for the JTO/JAOs recruited after 01.01.2007, will give functional promotions instead of financial upgradations to thousands and thousands of Executives after every five years who are waiting for promotions for years together, the anomaly in 1st TBP for thousands of Executives are getting resolved, the Assns made the recommendations in October, 2015 are not allowing the management to implement the same recommendations now. To end this deadlock situation, membership verification is the only solution. Management now convinced the same and initiated the process.

We should start strenuously working on coming out with flying colours and thumbs up from the ensuing membership verification. It will surely be a litmus test for our organizational capacity and our commitment and determination to face successfully challenges howsoever formidable they are. That is our history and we have to repeat history with impeccable precision. Our unity, commitment and organizational alertness and preparedness on these issues will drive us to the destination. Let us remain on our tenterhooks to succeed under all circumstances by isolating and defeating counterproductive forces that have raised their heads.

9. First TBP after 4 years for JTO(LA) and Sr SDE at par with AAO and Sr AO:

Recent clarification created wide spread resentment among the Executives because of the discrimination. During discussion management agreed to re-examine the matter and render justice to the JTO(LA) and Sr SDEs. In addition to that the clarification issued has created large scale pay reduction for those promoted as CAOs during the intervening period as they are losing one increment they got on CAO promotion in E4 scale. Assn demanded to address this problem also as the benefit given to the CAOs on promotion cannot be taken away by another clarification.

We have to maintain the same organizational preparedness, unity with commitment and dedication in the future struggles to get the commitments implemented as per the target date, without any deviation, defeating the sinister moves of all negative forces. 

28-05-2016

Membership verification:

CSs and CHQ office bearers meeting will be held at New Delhi on 09.07.2016 to decide the strategies for membership verification. Make reservations accordingly. Meanwhile collect all the data from Circles.

All Circles to gear up for membership verification. Hold Circle Executive Committee meetings inviting all the division/branch secretaries also to the CECs. Try to hold the CEC in consultation with CHQ so that GS or any other CHQ office bearers can attend the CEC. 

27-05-2016


 Settlement with SNEA on HR issues in the meeting with CMD and DIR(HR) on 17.05.2016


1. Implementation of Joint Committee recommendations: Jt Committee reconstituted only due to SNEA agitation in 2015 and all the three recommendations are due to the efforts of SNEA.

a) Implementation of standard pay scales of E2, E3 replacing the intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A.

SNEA demand: E2 and E3 with existing five promotions (one promotion after every 5  years).

UF demand    : E2 and E3 with four promotions.

Settlement: E2, E3, E4, E5, E6, E7 pay scales replacing E1A, E2A, E3, E4, E5, E6 with existing five promotions. To implement standard pay scales of E2, E3 immediately before 3rd PRC and simultaneously give benefits to the JTO/JAOs recruited / Promoted in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015 and fresh recruits, it will be delinked from E2 to E7. By this five Time Bound Promotions will continue to get, thousands of DE/CAOs promoted between 01.10.2009 and 01.10.2014 will not lose one fixation in E4 scale, thousands of SDEs got one additional increment in E2A scale will not lose it, DGMs promoted recently will get one increment in E5 Scale etc.

b) Implementation of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy:

Settlement: Processing by 31.08.2016. While implementation, our demand for 1) as a onetime measure, promotion to SDE, Sr SDE and DE grades without DPC for the Executives in higher scales, 2) address all seniority related issues like LDCE seniority, promotion quota seniority, Direct/Dept rect, Qualifying/non-qualifying etc, 3) change of designations to Asst Manager, Dy Manager, Manager, Asst General Manager, 4) decentralization of DPCs to Circles, 5) uniform date of promotion to end anomalies etc will be considered positively.

c) First TB Promotion uniformly after 4 to 5 years instead of 4 to 6 years:

Settlement: It will be processed to MC, Board, DoT etc immediately after processing of CPSU Hierarchy.

2. Officiating pay fixation, protection of pay -- withdrawal of wrong clarifications:

Settlement: Necessary steps will be taken to correct/withdraw, both clarifications.

3. 30% superannuation benefits:

Settlement: The medical expenditure calculation will be re-examined and on actual basis and contribution will be made accordingly.

4. Promotions in various cadres:

Settlement: To expedite the JTO to SDE case at Ernakulam, as per our request, BSNL engaged senior lawyer from Hon Supreme Court. Case is expected hearing in June. In other cases, all possible steps will be taken to expedite the settlement. LDCE results declared.

5. Notional pay of E1A and E2A for Civil/Elect/Arch/TF/PA/PS cadres w.e.f 01.10.2000:

Settlement: This anomaly will be resolved by extending notional pay.

6. Membership verification:

Settlement: Notification will be issued shortly. Membership verification notification issued on 25.05.2016 itself.

7. First TBP after 4 years for JTO(LA) and Sr SDE at par with AAO and Sr AO:

Settlement: No discrimination. The clarification will be examined. It will be extended uniformly to other wings.

27-05-2016

Message from DIR(HR) on conduction of membership verification among Executives Associations and status of various HR issues.

Comrades, this year is very crucial for all of us. 3rd PRC, pay, perks, everything is depending on this years performance. When management has started taking serious measures to address the HR issues in a time bound manner, we all has to dedicate extra time and energy for the growth of the company.


What we are contributing extra today, it will be an investment for the next 10 years from 2017 to 2027(4th PRC). Let us not waste a single day.
Message from DIR(HR)

27-05-2016

GS, CHQ President, Chairman, AGS and Jt Sec met CMD, BSNL and DIR(HR) and discussed various growth related issues, other issues including conduction of membership verification. Assn thanked them for the notification for verification.

27-05-2016

GS writes to CMD, BSNL demanding reservation in promotion from AO to CAO cadre provided under constitution --- Not to yield to the pressure from some quarters to give promotion without following reservation.

GS letter to CMD

26-05-2016

View Corporate office orders:
SDE Tenure transfer order.
Grant of Perks to Executive employees in BSNL reg.

26-05-2016

View Media reports:

26-05-2016

View Glimpses of general Body meetins attended by Chairman and GS at  HYDERABAD    CIRCLE OFFICE,BGE   BGTD  & KOLAR.

26-05-2016

Membership verification among Executives Associations:

As assured in the meeting held on 17-05-2016, BSNL Corporate office has re-notified for holding the Executive membership verification. One of our major demand is getting settled. 

Our sincere gratitude to CMD, DIR(HR) and GM(SR) for the prompt action.

The membership verification will be held on 27.09.2016 and result will be declared on 29.09.2016.

26-05-2016

General Body meeting at Vijayawada on 22.05.2016 and Hyderabad on 23.05.2016:

Click here to view Glimpses of Meeting


HR issues and 3rd PRC:

The delay in 3rd PRC constitution is creating wide spread resentment among the Executives in various CPSUs. National Confederation of Officers Association (NCOA) in which SNEA is a major constituent, decided to organize various Trade Union Programmes demanding the constitution of 3rd PRC. On 01.06.16, demonstration infront of DPE office, 22.06.2016 Dharna and 27.07.16, March to DPE office at New Delhi etc planned. We will struggle till the constitution of 3rd PRC.

Another big challenge before us is that BSNL has to implement standard pay scales of E2 and E3 replacing the intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A before constitution of 3rd PRC. The entry level pay scales of E2, E3 approval is very crucial for 3rd PRC. Otherwise the pay revision for all the BSNL Executives will be under trouble.

The undue delay in settling the HR issues compelled the Assn to serve notice for Trade Union Actions. Eventhough Assn had submitted the charter of demands on 11.02.2016, mgt didn’t taken any action to resolve the issues. Our agitation programmes compelled the management to initiate actions on various HR issues as given under.

1. Joint Committee recommendations on various HR issues:

The Jt Committee was constituted in 2012 itself. However it was not functional at all. On pay scales, our demand was E2 to E7 pay scales from 2002 onwards. SNEA is struggling for that. Same demand we are pursued during 2nd PRC also. From 2014 onwards, SNEA alone started struggles as the other two Assns in UF are not shown any interest in resolving the issues. During that agitation in 2014, mgt once again send the E1A and E2A proposal to DoT for its reconsideration. Meanwhile mgt almost decided to demote the JTO and SDE cadres from E1A to E1 and E2A to E2. The E1 scale in JTO RR and E1+5 etc are the decisions in this regard. Sensing the danger of demotion of the cadre and its far reaching consequences, SNEA intensified the struggle. We had taken a conscious decision in the Jaipur CWC in 2014 that first we have to address E1A and E2A to E2 and E3 to protect the cadres from demotion, protecting the 5 TB promotions before 3rd PRC and then to focus on the change in other pay scales. If E2, E3 is not settled before 3rd PRC constitution, it is going to affect our future seriously. SNEA alone pursued the case in DoT to ensure that DoT is not changing the stand. Then DoT referred the matter to DPE. In advance SNEA met the Secretary/DPE and other officers and convinced them to reject the proposal of E1A and E2A. Finally DPE also rejected the proposal in July, 2014. Even then, mgt was not ready to consider the case which compelled SNEA to serve notice in 2015. On our agitation, CMD, BSNL intervened and the committee reconstituted with clear direction to submit the recommendations within 3 months. The committee submitted its recommendations on 07.10.2015. It is a great breakthrough as there is a committee recommendation now on the important HR issues.

The non resolution of the HR issues compelled the Assn to serve notice for trade union actions on 28.04.2016 on the charter of demands submitted on 11.02.2016. Meanwhile we witnessed that some negative forces are working overtime to derail the issues and undermine the Khan Committee recommendations. Eventhough they had made the recommendations and become party to that, we had seen that they are disowning their own recommendations for petty interests, more than the management. Sensing the danger of burial of Khan Committee, Assn also started agitation. We are very well knowing that once Khan Committee recommendations are put under cold storage, our demand for CPSU Cadre Hierarchy and first TBP after 4 to 5 years also go into cold storage. In the whole process even they demanded to reduce the hard earned TB promotions from 5 to 4. The 5 TBP and pay scales are the results of the struggle of SNEA alone in 2002 when all other 14 Assns are ready to get absorbed in BSNL for just Rs 2000/- without any terms and conditions. Our struggle in 2002 assured us 5 TB promotions between 4 to 6 years. Till that we are having only one TBP, that also after 12 years. So, any reduction in the number of promotion is unacceptable to us as 5 TBP is the result of our struggle. Those who never struggled or not taken any pain to get it, can easily demand for reduction of number of promotions for their petty interests. SNEA is duty bound to protect them and will struggle for that. From 1980s onwards our Assn struggled for years together for the upgradation of the pay scales of the basic cadre, JTO. In 1986 we got it upgraded from 1400 scale to 1640, in 1996 again we got it upgraded from 1640 scale to 2000(6500-10500) and again in 2002 we upgraded it from 2000 scale to E1A scale. So any attempt to reduce the pay scale of JTO or equivalent cadres will be opposed by SNEA tooth and nail. We will struggle till we achieve our goal of upgradation of the pay scales from E1A to E2 and E2A to E3 and then upto E7.

Our agitation once again put the issues back on track and management started acting on various demands. On 11.05.2016 itself, DIR(HR) given administrative approval for the implementation of Khan Committee recommendations on standard pay scales of E2 and E3 replacing the intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A. A detailed discussion was held on the charter of demands with CMD and DIR(HR) on 17.05.2016 and concrete assurances were given to resolve all the issues in a time bound manner. An action plan and target date also fixed. The status of various demands are as under:

a) Implementation of standard pay scales of E2, E3 replacing the intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A.

The strong demand from SNEA to consider change of other pay scales of E3 (Sr SDE/Sr AO) to E4, E4(DE/CAO) to E5, E5(DGM) to E6 and E6 to E7 got favourable response from CMD. Our strong stand that 5 promotions are to remain unchanged, compelled mgt to respond like that and we got a commitment from CMD that this issue will be considered after E2, E3. Due to the urgency of settlement of E2, E3 scales before constitution of 3rd PRC and to give relief to our young JTO/JAOs of 2007, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015 and to the upcoming batches it was decided to delink E2, E3 protecting 5 promotions from the cascading effect (E4 to E7) and process it on fast track. The danger of reduction of promotions, we could overcome by this as there was a strong demand from some negative and divisive forces to reduce the promotion and implement E2 to E6 for their petty interests, mortgaging the overall interest of the cadre. Their intention was to reach somehow E4 scale even at the cost of one promotion without getting any benefit and creating huge anomaly and pay loss/reduction in increment for thousands of comrades and torpedoing the implementation of CPSU Hierarchy. They are not even able to cite one advantage of their proposal whereas SNEA pointed out several disadvantages. The gameplan is to kill Khan Committee recommendations as it benefit the cadre, large number of Executives most of them are from SNEA and the future of the young comrades. This attempt was foiled by our timely intervention. Further we protected the other two major recommendations on CPSU Hierarchy and first TBP. It was assured that the proposal will be processed to MC by 31.05.2016. The real struggle on E2, E3 will be to get the approval of BSNL Board and DoT. For that we have to get geared up.

The Board is not even clearing the E1+5 increments for the remaining Executives for the last one and half years. Then one can imagine the fate of E2 and E3. E2, E3, ---E7 in a single stretch may be even rejected by Board, even before reaching DoT. In that case E2, E3 also will go. Evenif it reaches DoT, it may have to go to the Union Cabinet due to the cabinet decision in MTNL pension issue. Knowing these facts, strategically we got delinked E2, E3 from cascading effect and in second stage to get them processed.

b) Implementation of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy: Assn strongly demanded for its early implementation as all the promotions are stayed by various courts and we are struggling for years to get relief from the courts. The only solution is early implementation of CPSU Hierarchy. In DoT era, only one financial upgradation was available, that also after 12 years. By the struggle of SNEA(TEOA) alone in 2002, we could get five TB promotions by reducing the residency period from 12 years to 4-6 years. By the Khan Committee recommendation, JTOs after 5 years of service will become SDE, SDEs after 5 years of service will become Sr SDE(total 10 years) and Sr SDE after 5 years of service will become DE(total 15 years), ensuring minimum 3 functional promotions in the career of an Executive. Further we demanded for 1) one time relaxation for promotion to SDE, Sr SDE and DE grades without DPC for the Executives in higher scales, 2) change of designations to Asst Manager, Dy Manager, Manager, Asst General Manager, 3) uniform date of promotion to end anomalies etc. CMD and DIR(HR) assured to consider the demands positively. CPSU Hierarchy will address all seniority related issues like LDCE seniority, promotion quota seniority, Direct/Dept rect, Qualifying/non qualifying etc. The proposals will be finalised by 31.08.2016.

c) First TB Promotion uniformly after 4 to 5 years instead of 4 to 6 years:

It was a major anomaly for the 1993, 1994, 1995 -- etc batches who got first TBP in 6 years whereas their seniors as well as juniors got it in 4 to 5 years. SNEA alone taken up this issue in the agitation in 2015 and got it added as a terms of reference of the committee. It was assured that it will be processed to MC, Board, DoT etc immediately after CPSU giving relief to thousands of our comrades. For this purpose the EPP dated 18.01.2007 has to be amended w.e.f 01.10.2000.

2. Promotions in various cadres: All the promotions are stayed by various courts. JTO to SDE, SDE to DE, JAO to AO, AO to CAO, SDE to EE promotions is stayed. To expedite the JTO to SDE case at Ernakulam, as per our request, BSNL engaged senior lawyer from Hon Supreme Court. Case is expected hearing in June. The stay on declaration of LDCE result was vacated by the CAT, Chandigargh. Immediately after that Assn intervened and met DIR(HR) and ensured the declaration of results. However stay continuing on promotion. This case along with the case on SDE to DE promotion is listed for 08.07.2016. Assn pursuing all the cases in different courts. However due to the multiplicity of the litigation, the only viable alternative is CPSU Hierarchy.

3. 30% superannuation benefits. CMD assured 6% contribution at our Jaipur AIC to begin with. Mgt later on changed the mind and made a proposal of 3% in a meeting held on 19.02.16 in which SNEA was not present. Since much opposition was not there from the participants (those who are insisting nothing less than 12%) in the meeting, mgt gone ahead with the proposal. SNEA strongly protested against this betrayal and demanded minimum 6% as assured. The proposal of 3% is now approved by BSNL Board. On our strong protest mgt decided to review the contribution. CMD and DIR(HR) assured us that the medical expenditure calculation will be re-examined and on actual basis, contribution will be made. It is surprising to see that our friends kept a studied silence on this issue at a crucial time, where the social security of thousands of the employees are involved whereas they didn’t taken any time to serve notice only on MT issue, even for SRD MT.

4. Officiating pay fixation, protection of pay -- withdrawal of wrong clarifications by BSNL: Thousands of JTOs, JAOs, SDEs, AOs officiated in higher post during DoT and BSNL period prior to the clarification are facing reduction in pay by one or two increments and recovery of lakhs of rupees. Later on BSNL decided not to recover the pay immediately and referred the matter to a committee. For the time being, the orders are implemented only by few Circles like WB, JKD, BR, UP, MP, TN, KRL, CHTD, CTD etc. The EPP clarification dated 19.02.2010 denied pay protection on offtg promotion which is against the provisions of FRSR, MoF orders, DoT orders etc. From DoT period onwards pay protection allowed till the clarification. Surprisingly, the EPP clarification dated 30.05.2007 not allows pay fixation with one increment from same scale on officiating promotion where as EPP provides the same on any post based promotion. Assn was struggling against these two clarifications since 2010. Unfortunately the committee formed to examine the issue also not gone into depth and simply okayed the clarification which compelled us to make it an agenda in the strike notice. After lot of deliberations, now mgt understood the mistakes and assured that necessary steps will be taken to correct both the clarifications and given a target date of two months time. This will give relief to thousands of Executives facing reduction in pay and recovery. This is one of the major achievement due to the agitation.

5. Notional pay of E1A and E2A for Civil/Elect/Arch/TF/PA/PS cadre w.e.f 01.10.2000:

This issue was agitating since long time. It was SNEA who took up the issue since beginning. Our AIC at Kannyakumari decided to work for uniform promotion policy and uniform pay scales for all the Executives, irrespective of wings. On promotions, we could achieve it for TBP through EPP. On functional promotion, it can be achieved through CPSU. But pay scale demand could not achieve for the above cadres eventhough we are struggling. But we could make a breakthrough on 17.05.2016 when SNEA got an assurance from CMD that this anomaly will be resolved. This is another achievement of our recent agitation.

6. Membership verification: Due to multiplicity of Assns and their vested interests, none of the important HR issues are not getting resolved. Our committed members and the Executives are the victims of this. Few are taking the entire cadre into ransom. Even Non executives are working together for the employees and could achieve better than the highly educated Executives. It is high time for those people to open their eyes and see what is happening. Overall cadre interest is totally neglected/missing on various issues, rather petty interest in taking the leading positions. Recently we are observing that instead of making serious efforts to get the Khan Committee recommendations which will benefit the entire cadre by upgrading the scales from E1A to E2 and E2A to E3, will give better pay for the JTO/JAOs recruited after 01.01.2007, give promotions to thousands and thousands of Executives who are waiting for promotions for years together, the anomaly in 1st TBP for thousands of Executives are getting resolved, the Assns made the recommendations are now, not allowing the management to implement the same. To end this deadlock situation, membership verification is only the solution. Management now convinced the same and assured that process will be initiated again soon.

Whatever the drama going on nowadays and the crocodile tears witnessing, all are the due to this development and not due to the eagerness to settle the issues. They want to confuse the membership, taking up unrealistic demands in the last moment knowing very well that nothing is going to happen. Otherwise they could have allowed the mgt to implement the recommendations and struggle for the remaining issues after that. SNEA is demanding the same, implement the recommendations without any dilution and change and address the remaining issues one by one after that. Remaining in E3 scale for 10 years with a promotion and fixation from SDE to Sr SDE after 5 years( that also the Executive reaches E3 scale in the 6th year instead of 11th year, from E2A to E3 scale in SDE grade) is the biggest problem for them just like 7 MTs rect in SRD MT rect. The advantage for the cadre getting upgraded pay scales of E2 scale, the benefit to the thousands of young JTO/JAOs recruited after 01.01.2007 etc are not their interest or priority. Even they are ready to accept E1+5, E2, E6 instead of E2 , E3!

In the near future all the Executives will get an opportunity to respond to this attitude which is killing the future of thousands of Executives for vested interest.

7. First TBP after 4 years for JTO(LA) and Sr SDE at par with AAO and Sr AO:

Recent clarification created wide spread resentment among the Executives because of the discrimination. During discussion management agreed to re-examine the matter and render justice to the JTO(LA) and Sr SDEs. In addition to that the clarification has created large scale pay reduction for those promoted as CAOs during the intervening period as they are losing the one increment they got on CAO promotion in E4 scale. Assn demanded to address this problem also as the benefit given to the CAOs cannot be taken away by another clarification.

We have to continue our struggle to get the commitments implemented as per the target date, without any deviation.

26-05-2016

General Body meeting at Vijayawada on 22.05.2016 and Hyderabad on 23.05.2016:

GS addressed a general body meeting at Vijayawada on 22.05.2016. AGS Com A Chandrasekhar, CS Com A Viswanath and CP Com Umamaheswara Rao also addressed the meeting. Besides comrades of Krisha SSA, comrades from neighbouring Guntur, Nellore, Khammam, East and West Godavai and Ongole SSAs also attended the meeting.

GS and Chairman Com G L Jogi addressed a general body meeting at Hyderabad on 23.05.2016. CS Com A Viswanath addressed the meeting. Besides comrades of Hyderabad, comrades from neighbouring Nalgonda, Warangal, Nizamabad, Kurnool, Mehboobnagar, Karim Nagar SSAs also attended the meeting.

Revival of BSNL, SWAS programme and 3rd PRC:

GS and Chairman in their address explained the financial condition of BSNL, expansion plans, operating profit, performance during this financial year 2015-16, status of 3rd PRC and the significance of performance of BSNL during 2016-17 on 3rd PRC etc etc.

In 2015-16, BSNL could further increase the revenue and definitely it will cross 29,000 Cr. When final figures are out, it can touch even 30,000 Cr. Accordingly the operational profits also will increase and the net lose may be coming down to about 4000 to 5000 Crores. In AP also it was told that revenue increased by 7.7%. GS and Chairman congratulated all the employees and the mgt for this achievement eventhough it was less than the expectations.

This year is very crucial for all us as our performance this year will decide the future of the employees as well as the company. The 3rd PRC is mainly depends on the performance this year. Mgt taken lot of initiatives. GSM Phase VII plus add on order expansion replacing the old BTSs and adding large number of 3G BTSs is under progress. MPLS expansion adding 232 new edge routers is under installation making MPLS ccts feasible everywhere. CISCCO routers capacity added by procuring cards. New NGN tender with additional features is under process, planning to replace all the eqpts with NGN switches. Forum has taken a big initiative by extending the SWAS programmes for the entire year 2016-17 to give special focus on quality of service.

25-05-2016

Membership verification among Executives Associations:

As assured in the meeting held on 17-05-2016, BSNL Corporate office has re-notified for holding the Executive membership verification. One of our major demand is getting settled. 

Our sincere gratitude to CMD, DIR(HR) and GM(SR) for the prompt action.

The membership verification will be held on 27.09.2016 and result will be declared on 29.09.2016. 

Amendment to the BSNL - Recognition of Executives Association- Rules 2014.
Notice for holding First Executive Membership Verification - Calling up of application reg
Recognition of majority representative Association of serving Executive employees in BSNL - Facilities reg. 

23-05-2016

Today  GS  and  Chairman  Com G. L. Jogi is addressing the General  Body  meeting at  ASMAN  MAHAL  AUDITORIUM, Hyderabad at 04.00PM.

 

GS will address  the  General Body  meetings  at  Banglore on 24.05.2016 (Tuesday) and Kolar on 25.05.2016 (Wednesday).

22-05-2016

We wish the candidates all success, who are all appearing in the TTA to JTO LICE being conducted today.

21-05-2016

Congratulations!
Result of LDCE for promotion to the grade of SDE Telecom under 33% quota held on 21-06-2015 declared.  View Letter copy.

20-05-2016

GS and CHQ President met Smt Sujata T Ray, DIR(HR) and discussed the following issues: GM(Estt), GM(Pers), GM(Rect), Jt GM(Pers) and DGM(Estt) was present.

a) Implementation of standard pay scales from 01.01.2007. We strongly pleaded with DIR(HR) to consider our demand of E2, E3, ....... E7 as discussed in the meeting held on 17.05.2016 with CMD and DIR(HR). After discussion, DIR(HR) assured that the matter will be considered positively before taking a final decision as per our demand of E2, E3, .... E7. Immediately, DIR(HR) directed GM(Estt) to process the proposal at the earliest with all the relevant details along with the administrative decision given on 11.05.2016 for implementation of E2, E3 pay scales so that management can take a final decision before sending it to Management Committee.

b) Declaration of results of LDCE. Assn requested to declare the results at the earliest since the stay is vacated by Hon CAT, Chandigarh. DIR(HR) directed GM(Pers) and GM(Rect) to take immediate action. They are trying to get the clearance from GM(Legal) today itself.

c) Allotment of JTO and TTA posts to Circles having acute shortage. Assn requested review the allotment based on the actual requirement and to meet the shortage of unpopular Circles like tenure Circles, Bihar, CHG, JKD, WB, etc. DIR(HR) assured to examine the case.

20-05-2016

GS writes to CMD, BSNL regarding allotment of quota for JTOs and TTAs to various Circles on Direct recruitment.

GS writes to DIR(HR), BSNL regarding operation of combined stay list of territorial Circles and Non Territorial Circles for long stay transfers. 

GS letter on JTO allotmentGS letter on TTA allotment GS letter on counting of combined stay of non-territorial Circles with territorial Circle

20-05-2016

It was wrongly reported in the website on 19.05.2016 that Hon CAT, Chandigarh vacated the stay on promotions from SDE to DE. This has happened due to the wrong information given to BSNLCO by Punjab Circle. The case is listed for 08.07.2016.

We sincerely apologise for the wrong reporting.

19-05-2016

View Corporate office orders:

19-05-2016

It is learned that Hon CAT Chandigarh vacated the stay and given clearance for the promotions from SDE to DE subject to the outcome of the court case. In LDCE case, Hon CAT allowed to declare the result of the LDCE from JTO(T) to SDE(T) but the promotion orders can be issued only after the final judgment. The case is posted to July, 2016. The details will be known only after receipt of the court order.

19-05-2016

GS and Chairman Com G. L. Jogi will be addressing the General Body meeting at Hyderabad on 23.05.2016(Monday).

GS will be addressing the General Body meetings at Vijayawada on 22.05.2016(Sunday), Banglore on 24.05.2016(Tuesday) and Kolar on 25.05.2016(Wednesday).

18-05-2016

View Corporate Office orders:

18-05-2016

As per NCOA call, SNEA given FAX message to Sri Anant G Geete, Hon Minister for HI and PE with copy to Hon PM, Hon FM, Cabinet Secretary, Secretary/DPE etc demanding immediate Constitution of 3rd PRC. The next programmes will be as under:

01.06.2016: Demonstration infront of DPE office, New Delhi.

22.06.2016: Dharna infront of DPE office, New Delhi.

27.07.2016: March to DPE office, New Delhi.

GS writes Sri Bandaru Dattatreya, Hon Minister for Labour demanding amendment to the Gratuity Act to remove the maximum ceiling for Payment of Gratuity. 

FAX message demanding constitution of 3rd PRCGS letter demanding amendment to Gratuity act

18-05-2016

SNEA deferred the Relay Hunger Strike from 18-20, May, 2016
Appeal from BSNL ManagementGS letter deferring the Relay Hunger strike

18-05-2016

JTO to SDE promotion:
After the preliminary submission in Hon. HC of Kerala at Ernakulam, it is posted for final hearing in June 2016.

18-05-2016

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BSNL selfcare registration procedure to check broadband usage. Users can see previous bills, file online service complaints etc.

18-05-2016

Chairman, CHQ President and GS attended the  CEC  of UP (East) Circle at Gorakhpur on 06th & 07th May, 2016 and Special GB at Lucknow on 07-05-2016.......View details.

View Glimpses of CEC.         View Glimpses of Special GB at Lucknow.

18-05-2016

New financial year 2016-17 started with good news for BSNL:

BSNL got a refund of Rs 4,900 Crores from Income Tax during this year, improving our cash flow.

Mobile revenue increased by 9% during April, 2016.

This year performance is very crucial for all of us. The 3rd PRC implementation due from 2017 is fully depends upon the performance during this financial year 2016-17. Let all of us understand this and work together with management to see that company is growing, services are improved, revenue is increasing and unwanted expenditure is curtailed. Let all the employees work together to see that this year, the revenue increased atleast by another Rs 4,000 crores, comparing to 2015-16. This is not an impossible target or exaggerated target, but a reasonable target which can be achieved.

The SWAS programmes are to be implemented with more vigour and focus. Since management is started taking steps to resolve the issues in a time bound manner, now it is time for us to go back to the field by organising Melas and Road shows. 

17-05-2016

Congratulations to all: Comrades, our unity and commitment leading to resolution of the long pending issues: In view of the Relay Hunger Strike from tomorrow onwards, CMD and DIR(HR) called SNEA for detailed discussion on various HR issues as decided in the meeting held on 13.05.2016. From Assn side GS, President, AGS and Jt Sec attended the meeting. GM(Pers), GM(Estt), GM(SR), Addl GM(Pers) and DGM(Estt) was present in the meeting.  

At the outset CMD told that he had taken it very seriously that a very responsible Assn like SNEA gone for agitation at a very crucial period. This year is very crucial for BSNL as 3rd PRC is fully depending on this years performance. All the issues will be resolved in a time bound manner, CMD assured.

GS and President explained the compulsion of the Assn to serve notice as no decision is taken on Joint Committee recommendations even after 7 months even though all the three Assns given a unanimous recommendation, thousands of JTOs, JAOs, SDEs, AOs officiated as SDE, AO, DE, CAO in DoT and BSNL before 19.02.2010 are facing recovery and reduction of pay due to wrong clarifications, on 30% superannuation the assurances are not followed, notional pay for Civil/Elect etc not considered so far etc giving an impression that management is not serious on resolving the issues. Eventhough the time schedule given after the meeting with DIR(HR) is reasonable, Assn want concrete action plan how the issues are going to be resolved within the target dates:

After that discussions held on various agenda items:

1. Implementation of Joint Committee recommendations on:

a) Standard pay scales of E2, E3 replacing E1A and E2A. Assn strongly pleaded for its early implementation as 3rd PRC is fast approaching. Already there is a unanimous opinion in the Khan Committee on the issue and hence there is no justification for delaying the matter further. The five assured promotions should not be disturbed. The Association demanded that the cascading effect also to be considered for Sr SDE from E3 to E4, DE from E4 to E5, DGM from E5 to E6 and SG DGM from E6 to E7. On this CMD informed that there is an additional financial implication of more than 200 Cores for this alone and DoT may not agree for change of all the pay scales. After detailed discussion, CMD assured that first, Khan Committee recommendation will be implemented by replacing E1A to E2 and E2A to E3 by making necessary changes in the EPP to protect the five TB promotions and it will not be linked with cascading factor. It will be taken to MC and approved latest by 31st May, as assured. CMD categorically assured that it is the responsibility of BSNL management to get it approved from DoT and he personally taken the responsibility for that. On our repeated pleading for cascading effect of Sr SDE from E3 to E4, E4 to E5, E5 to E6 and E6 to E7, CMD assured that it will be considered after this.

b) Time Bound Functional promotion or CPSU cadre hierarchy:

GM(Pers) explained the status of the issue. Assn demanded that as a onetime measure, Executives on higher pay scales may be promoted to the next higher grade without DPC by taking VC, as DPCs are already done for TBP. Further pleaded that the DPCs should be decentralised, promotion shall be based on recruitment year wise giving relaxation to the qualifying service for the Executives recruited/promoted in the same vacancy year, uniform date of promotion, change of designation by giving designation followed in BSNLCO like Asst Manager for JTO, Dy Manager for SDE, Manager for Sr SDE, Asst General Manager for DE etc. Management welcomed the proposals and agreed to consider them. Assn expressed its concern over the delay as a simple issue like standard pay scales taken so much time, so management is not serious on this issue also. On this CMD directed GM(Pers) to stick to the target date. GM(Pers) assured CMD, DIR(HR) and Assn that the draft will be ready by the target date of 31st August.

c) Uniform TBP between 4 to 5 years instead of 4 to 6 years w.e.f 01.10.2000.

Assn strongly protested as this issue was not even reflected in the letter on action plan on various issues. GM(Pers) explained that it is linked with CPSU and will be processed after that and hence not shown as a separate item. Assn explained that this can be settled earlier itself and it has to be implemented w.e.from 01.10.2000. Since CPSU related work is already started, finally it was assured that it will be processed immediately after that. Necessary correction in the action plan also will be made.

2. Officiating pay fixation, pay protection – withdrawal of wrong clarifications issued on 30.05.2007 and 19.02.2010.

Assn explained the issue in detail. Management side maintained that a committee examined the matter and found that the orders/clarifications are correct. Now after submission of further data, mgt agreed that it will be re-examined based on the additional inputs given by the Assn like MC Note, Hon SC orders, FRSR etc. Assn demanded that since the clarifications are wrong and it is against the provisions of EPP order dated 18.01.2007 and FRSR, it has to be withdrawn immediately. Pay protection is provided under FRSR and as long as FRSR is followed in BSNL, it cannot take a contradictory stand. Thousands of SDEs, AOs, DEs and CAOs are facing pay reduction and recovery by the wrong clarification.

After thorough discussion, management finally agreed to withdraw both the clarifications dated 30.05.2007 (sl no.10) and 19.02.2010(sl no.4 and 9). This is a great breakthrough and will give relief to more than 15,000 SDEs, AOs, DEs and CAOs who are facing pay reduction and recovery by the wrong clarification. By this, this issue will be fully settled.

3. 30% Superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited Employees.

As assured in the meeting with DIR(HR), the contribution will be worked out after the recalculation of the medical expenditure.

4. Membership verification among Executives Associations by addressing the issues raised. Restoration of trade union facilities and deduction of subscription from Salary till membership verification is conducted.

Mgt side explained that salary deduction cannot be implemented as it will influence the verification. Then Assn demanded that the verification has to be done as notified earlier and there is no stay on the verification as claimed by the mgt. On this CMD and DIR(HR) responded very positively and directed concerned officers to take all necessary actions to complete the verification at the earliest in a time bound manner. Finally management decided to conduct the membership verification due to our struggle. This will be another breakthrough.

5. Promotions in different wings from JTO to SDE, JAO to AO, SDE to DE/EE, AAO to CAO and DE to DGM.

DIR(HR) informed that all efforts are being taken to resolve the court cases. A senior lawyer from Hon Supreme Court is deputed to Ernakulam for final arguments. Similarly other cases also will be dealt.

6. Notional pay of E1A and E2A for Civil/Elect/Arch/TF etc wings w.e.f 01.10.2000.

Assn explained the Vinai Shahi Committee report, BSNL Board decision etc. Earlier it was linked with JAO pay scales but now it is settled for JAO in isolation. But only for Civil/Elect wings Executives, E1A and E2A pay scales are not implemented. BSNL policy is a) uniform promotion policy and b) uniform pay scales for all the equivalent cadres in different wings. To have uniform pay scales of E1A and E2A for all the JTO/JAOs and SDE/AOs it has to be implemented for Civil/Elect/Arch/TF etc wings also w.e.f 01.10.2000. After discussion CMD directed concerned officers to settle the issue favourably ensuring uniform pay scales for all the Executives w.e.f 01.10.2000. This issue was pending for years together and after the intervention of CMD and DIR(HR), it is getting settled. This is another major breakthrough in todays meeting.

7. First Time Bound Promotion after 4 years from Lateral JTO and Sr SDE grades as done in the case of AAO and Sr AO grades.

It is decided to examine the case as per earlier discussion. Assn clearly told that it will not tolerate any discrimination. Management assured that there will not be any discrimination and the whole issue will be examined in totality as per the time schedule.

Our sincere gratitude to CMD, BSNL and DIR(HR) for their timely intervention and taken bold steps to resolve the issues in a time bound manner.

There are no words to congratulate all the Executives, especiaaly our SNEA comrades who stood solidly behind the issues and struggled shoulder to shoulder. Hats off to them. Congratulations to all the CSs, SSA/Branch secretaries and office bearers and activists at different level for their effective leadership to make the struggle a grand success.

Our struggle will ensure that the JTO/JAOs recruited after 01.1.2007, ie 2007, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015 and future recruits getting E2 scale starting with Rs 20600. This will set the stage for implementation of 3rd PRC. When the others tried their best to derail the issue by raising irrelevant things, our struggle saved the issue.

Comrades, we had only deferred the agitation programme, not withdrawn it knowing very well that lot of negative forces are working against the resolution of the issues. We should be very careful about their tactics. We have to keep all the organizational preparedness to respond in a short notice if there is any deviation from the commitment and target dates.

17-05-2016

Congratulations to all: Based on the concrete  assurances  from CMD, BSNL and DIR(HR) that all the pending HR issues  will be resolved in  a  time  bound manner, Assciation decided to defer the Relay Hunger strike from tomorrow. Details will be uploaded soon. 

17-05-2016

View Corporate office Orders:
World telecom day message from CMD.
Promotion and Posting in the Grade of SE (Elec) reg.
DE Retention order reg.
SDE tenure transfer order.

Revision of time limit for drawal of advance for the purpose of LTC journey by train -DoP & order.
DPC under seniority quota-Furnlshlng current status of left out JTOs reg.

17-05-2016

View Media Reports:

17-05-2016

Discussion with CMD and DIR(HR)  on the charter of demands will be held today A/N as decided in the last meeting on Friday.

17-05-2016

JTO to SDE promotion: The case is listed for tomorrow, 18.05.2016.  As per our request, BSNL decided to engage lawyer from Supreme Court to plead the case at Ernakulam. 

VC status as on 16.05.2016.

VC received from BRBRAITT, CHTD, ETR, ITPC, JKD, NE I, QA, UP(E) and WB Circles only so far. CSs and activists of other Circles to expedite the VC. The name of JTOs retired recently after the receipt of last VC also to be included in the list mentioning Retired/Expired/VRS/Transfer etc. 

16-05-2016

Relay Hunger Strike on 18th, 19th and 20th may 2016 at BSNLCO, Circle/SSA HQs:

Make extensive preparations to make the Relay Hunger Strike successful. Our demand of standard pay scales of E2, E3 with five promotions (with or without cascading effect) for the JTO/JAOs recruited after 01.01.2007 should settle before constitution of 3rd PRC. Settlement of CPSU cadre Hierarchy, 1st TBP, 30% superannuation benefit with minimum 6% as promised, Officiating pay protection, Notional pay of E1A and E2A w.e.f 01.10.2000 for Civil/Elect etc etc are fully depends upon the success of our struggle. All Executives are requested to join this movement for the upliftment of the cadres.

16-05-2016

NCOA starting organizational programmes demanding constitution of 3rd PRC from tomorrow:

17.05.2016: FAX to Secretary/DPE with copy to Hon Prime Minister and Cabinet Secretary by the General Secreatries.

01.06.2016: Demonstration infront of DPE office, New Delhi

22.06.2016: One day Dharna infront of DPE Office, New Delhi.

27.07.2016: March to DPE Office, New Delhi.

14-05-2016

The Mass Dharna Program on 11.05.2016 was a grand success for settling the genuine and long pending demands of standard pay scales of E2 & E3 for JTO/JAO & SDE/AO, CPSE Hierarchy, 1st TBP, 30% superannuation benefit for BSNL recruites, officiating pay protection besides others. The anguish over non finalization of the standard pay scales of E2, E3 for the JTO/JAOs recruited in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2014 and 2015 and the concern on 3rd PRC reflected in the huge particiapation in the Dharna. Thousands of comrades particiapated in the Dharna at various Circles. At BSNLCO, comrades from neighbouring Haryana, UP West, NTR, BSNLCO also participated in the Dharna. GS, CHQ President, Chairman Com G.L Jogi, AGS Com P.P.Rao, Jt Sec Com Dahiya, UP West CS Com Sanjeev Sharma, Ex CS Haryana Com Jaipal Singh addressed the Dharna at BSNLCO. History of SNEA is upliftment of the cadre and we will continue to strengthen our unity for the cause of Cadre prospects of all the Executive in the days to come. 

The Dharna Program was well organized throughout AP, AS, A&N, BH, CTD, CHTD, CHG, GUJ, Haryana, J&K, JKND, KTK, KRL, MP, MH, OR, PB, Rj, TN, UKD, UP East, UP West Circles. Executives irrespective of their affiliation have participated in huge number in the Day Long Dharna inspite of severe heat wave in many parts of the country. Hundreds of Comrades participated at Hyderabad, Guwahati, Patna, Kolkata, Chennai, Raipur, BSNLCO, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Ranchi, Bangalore, Trivandrum, Ernakulam, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Coimbatore, Madurai, Trichy, Lucknow, ETR/ETP at Kolkata etc. This shows the commitment of the Executives towards the Association, the only Association which strives hard to protect the interest of the Executives and will never compromise on the issues. It was a clear message to the BSNL Management and the negative forces that SNEA will not allow to derail the issues at any cost.  Maintain the same tempo and participate in the relay hunger strike on 18, 19 and 20th of this month. CSs and CHQ Office Bearers and activists are requested to ensure that all the executives in their Circle participate on the Hunger Strike and make the program success. The settlement of our demands depends upon the success of the Agitation

14-05-2016

Both Assns should explain why they are opposing the changes in EPP to address the anomalies now itself as recommended by the Khan Committee (2nd part of the recommendation) by modifying the EPP from 01.01.2007 along with the pay scales proposal?

Why they are insisting to create anomaly and continue with anomaly evenafter knowing very well that huge anomalies will happen? Already large number of anomalies like Officiating pay fixation and pay protection, Antedating, seniors getting less pay than the Juniors etc etc remain unaddressed and mgt is not addressing it even after Supreme Court orders.

Why both Assns demanding to create anomaly and reduce the pay by one increment for thousands of SDEs or AOs who got one additional increment on promotion as DE or CAO between 01.10.2009 and 01.10.2014 in E4 scale? According to their plan, all will reach E5 scale on 01.10.2009 itself instead of 01.10.2014. Thousands of them are retired. They want to make their life also miserable?

Why both Assns demanding to create anomaly and reduce one promotion for the seniors to E6 scale which is due on 01.10.2019 which will affect the pension also? According to their plan, all will reach E6 scale on 01.10.2014 itself instead of 01.10.2019.

Why both Assns demanding to create anomaly and miss the additional increment got on DGM promotion recently in E5 scale? According to their plan, all will reach E6 scale on 01.10.2014.

Why both Assns demanding to create an anomaly that JTOs as on 01.10.2000 in E1A scale and promoted as SDEs in 2004 will reach E4 scale in 2008 and SDEs as on 01.10.2000 in E2A scale will reach E4 scale on 01.10.2009?

Why both Assns want to create anomaly and want to reduce the promotions for the youngsters and seniors from five to four?

Analysing these likely anomalies, Khan Committee recommended to make necessary changes in the EPP to protect the promotions and pay. Surprisingly they are opposing it now! Whether they made the recommendations without knowing the facts or simply made recommendations? Or without knowing the issues and its implications, simply making the noises now to divert the attention and delay and derail the implementation?

They have no concern for the juniors or seniors or the future recruits? If they are sincere in their statements, they have to allow management to implement the Khan Committee recommendations fully, without any dilution, ie. Recommendation of replacement of E1A by E2, E2A by E3 with necessary changes in the EPP as recommedded. SNEA will not allow any dilution of the recommendations which creates anomaly, reduction in number of promotions, pay reduction and recovery etc.

SNEA stand from 2002 onwards is very clear and firm, we want E2, E3, E3, ---, E7. In 2002, we could achieve E1A, E2A, ----, E6 but never left our original demand. During 2nd PRC, again we are struggling for E2, E3 to E7. Now we are reaching near to our goal of E2 to E7 by getting E2 to E6 now with five promotions. We will continue our struggle for the original demand of E2, E3, ---, E7 during 3rd PRC with five promotions.

14-05-2016

Meeting with CMD, BSNL on 13.05.2016: CMD BSNL had a brief meeting with GSs of SNEA, AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA. Eventhough we are not interested for a combined meeting, after continues request, GS attended the meeting. CMD sought the opinion of the Assns on two issues:

1) Implementation of Khan Committee recommendation on standard pay scales of E2, E3: First AIBSNLEA told their view that as per the recommendation; E1A should be replaced by E2 and E2A by E3. Anomalies if any should be settled later by changes in the EPP after implementation.

SNEA reiterated its stand that the committee recommendation is to be implemented in totality from the beginning. It can be implemented in two ways: a) with cascading effect: E2(JTO), E3(SDE), E4(Sr SDE), E5(DE), E6(DGM) and E7(SG DGM), in that case no change is required in EPP which was our original demand or b) by simply replacing E1A with E2 and E2A with E3. ie. E2(JTO), E3(SDE), E3(Sr SDE), E4(DE), E5(DGM), E6(SG DGM) with necessary changes in EPP as recommended by Khan committee to protect five promotions and anomalies.

As per Khan Committee, one Executive has to work in E3 (pre-revised E2A) scale in SDE grade for 5 years and in Sr SDE grade for 5 years in the same E3 (pre-revised E3) scale already approved by DoT. In other words, on Khan Committee implementation also, one Executive has to work in E3 scale for 10 years, 5 years as SDE and 5 years as Sr SDE.

Since mgt is not ready to implement the first option with cascading effect, the second option is acceptable to us to resolve the issue provided management is ensuring promotion and fixation benefit from SDE to Sr SDE in the same E3 scale after 5 years, GS told.

As per Khan Committee recommendation, one executive has to work 5 years as SDE in E3 scale and 5 years as Sr SDE in E3 scale. If Khan Committee felt that an Executive has to work only 5 years in E3 scale, it would not have recommended E2A to E3 scale again, since E3 scale was already approved by DoT in 2009 itself as replacement scale for pre-revised E3 for the Sr SDE/Sr AO. Only E1A to E2 was sufficient. Both Assns should have demanded only E1A to E2. Then why simply creating confusion now, we could not understand. Is it a calculated move to derail its implementation?

2. MT Rect: There is no requirement of Extl MT as abundant talent is available within the company. Thousands of highly talented and experienced Executives are available within BSNL. MT(Intl) is a fast track promotion for the meritorious candidates, another fast track promotion like LDCE. The rect should be completed at the earliest as the candidates already lost one precious year due to the delay. The number can be increased from 150 to 300, About 11,000 Executives applied for the MT(Intl) rect, GS told. More than the employees, it is the requirement of the company to build a top management from among the potential talent within BSNL as ITS officers are leaving BSNL and there will be total vacuum at GM/CGM level. GS told CMD that SNEA and AIBSNLEA fought for eligibility to all the Executives of BSNL for appearing in the MT(Intl) exam by launching agitation and even fought legal battle at Ernakulam and PCAT New Delhi and now they had taken a U Turn on the issue. SNEA always stood on principles and continue with that.

Since there is no further improvement on the issues, all efforts are to be made to make the Relay Hunger Strike from 18-20, May 2016 a grand success.

14-05-2016

Some examples to clear the doubts on implementation of the Khan Committee recommendations.

There will be No change in the pay or pay scales except E1A will be changed as E2 and E2A will be changed as E3, financial upgradations (EPP), date of next upgradation etc for the Executives recruited in DoT/BSNL, prior to 01.01.2007.

Examples

13-05-2016

Make all out preparations for the success of the RELAY HUNGER STRIKE from 18-05-2016 to 20-05-2016 at BSNLCO, Circle / SSA HQs. 
Resolution of the issues fully depends upon the  success of the TU programmes.

13-05-2016

View Corporate Office Orders:
DPC under senlority quota-Furnlshlng currenl status of lett oul JTOs reg. 
AO Request transfer and re-allotment order.
SDE TF Inter Circle Transfer order. 
Temporary Diversion of SDE Civil post reg.
DE Transfer order.

12-05-2016

View Corporate Office Orders:
DPC under seniority quota (JTO to SDE) -Furnishlng current status of left out JTOs reg .
Change of Designations of major cadres of Non Executives working in BSNL reg.

12-05-2016

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12-05-2016

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11-05-2016

Congratulations Comrades, 
Today administrative approval is given by the competent authority to implement E2, E3 pay scales replacing E1A and E2A. This is the direct impact of our agitation conducted today. The proposal will be placed before the MC of BSNL Board for approval.

11-05-2016

Discussion with SNEA and others on various HR issues:

Response from Management on various HR issues with target dates........View letter copy.

11-05-2016

View Glimpses of Dharna Programme on 11-05-16:
Guwahati (Assam Circle).         Bihar Circle.           AP Circle

11-05-2016

Meeting with DIR(HR): As per the direction of CMD, BSNL, DIR(HR) invited SNEA for the discussion in the morning around 10 AM. After the Dharna started at BSNLCO, the discussion started at 11.10 am and continued for one and half hours. GS, CHQ President and AGS participated. During discussions, Assn clearly told management that sufficient discussions were already held on the issues but no concrete decision has come. In the name of consensus, issues are dragging. Already there is a consensus on some of the issues and Joint Committee recommendations are made.

DIR(HR) informed that on implementation of standard pay scales of E2 and E3 replacing intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A, Administrative decision will be taken today itself to implement the recommendations as it is. Assn once again made its stand very clear that E2, E3 scales should be implemented immediately from 01.01.2007 replacing E1A and E2A without disturbing the 5 time bound promotions already Executives having as recommended by the Khan Committee.  

Further discussions held on CPSU Hierarchy, 1st TBP, Offtg pay protection, 30% superannuation, Ist TBP from JTO(LA) and Sr SDE after 4 years, Notional pay scale of E1A and E2A for JTO/SDE(C/E) etc w.e.f 01.10.2000. On these issues, management is trying to settle them in a time bound manner and the time schedule will be intimated to all, DIR(HR) informed.

Comrades, we had seen lot of assurances in the past also. This time we have to ensure that management is taking concrete decisions to settle the issues. So, make extensive preparations for the next programme from 18th to 20th May, 2016. Campaigning may be done by making special GBs at SSA level. Our CSs and other office bearers should start touring different locations. 

10-05-2016

Make all out preparations for the success of the Mass Dharna on 11.05.2016 at BSNLCO, Circle / SSA HQs. Resolution of the issues fully depends upon the success of the TU programmes.

10-05-2016

BSNL Executives On Agitation:

10-05-2016


Poster

10-05-2016

Make all out preparations for the success of the Mass Dharna on 11.05.2016 at BSNLCO, Circle / SSA HQs. Resolution of the issues fully depends upon the success of the TU programmes. All important issues like promotions, standard pay scales before 3rd PRC, CPSU Cadre Hierarchy and 1st TBP, pay protection, memebership verification, notion pay for Civil/Elect etc etc are pending for years together.

All the Executives are requested to participate in the Dharna and make it 100% success.

The valiant comrades of SNEA, the real  fighters  and  all the  Executives  together  will  once  again  prove what struggle is and how the issues are to be settled.

10-05-2016

View Corporate Office orders:

JTO to SDE DPC under Seniority quota - Furnishing of Current status of leftout JTOs reg.
STS Regular Promotion in Architect wing - Calling for VC reg.
STS Regular Promotion in Architect wing - Calling for APAR reg.
DE Own cost transfer order.
Tenure transfer order of SDE.
Direct recruitment of TTAs from Open Market - Approval thereof reg. 

09-05-2016

Meeting with CMD and DIR(HR): GS, AGS and Jt Sec met Sri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD(BSNL) and Smt Sujata T Ray, DIR(HR) and extended our sincere gratitude for the approval of 30% superannuation benefits to BSNL direct rects with initial contribution of 3% from BSNL, amendment to SDE RR clarifying the method of seniority fixation in the ratio 2:1,  E1+5 increment to the remaining batches of JTO/JAO etc in the Board meeting held on 05.5.2016. We reminded them about the assurance given to SNEA at Jaipur AIC about 6% contribution. Both reassured that the percentage will be worked out after the recalculation of the medical expenditure by the Fin wing and the contribution will be enhanced accordingly as assured to SNEA.

09-05-2016

VC for JTO to SDE promotion: VCs received only from BRBRAITT, CHTD and NE I Circles eventhough the last date was today. CSs of remaining Circles to expedite the VC.

The case is listed for hearing on 18.05.2016 at Ernakulum. GS met DIR(HR) and other senior officers and requested them to send a senior lawyer from Supreme court, New Delhi to defend the case at Ernakulam on 18.05.16 as suggested by CS/Kerala. DIR(HR) agreed to our suggestion and action is being taken to send the lawyer from SC to Ernakulam for arguments on 18.05.16.

09-05-2016

View Media Reports:

09-05-2016

Make all out preparations for the success of the Mass Dharna on 11.05.2016 at BSNLCO, Circle/SSA HQs. Resolution of the issues fully depends upon the success of the TU programmes. All important issues like promotions, pay scales, CPSU Hierarchy and 1st TBP, pay protection, memebership verification, notion pay etc etc are pending for years together.

All the Executives are requested to participate in the Dharna and make it 100% success.

Why Recommendation of Joint Committee is not implemented by BSNL?

Truth in reference to the SDE and Sr. SDE to remain in E3 pay scales for 10 years: Comrades, being a member of Joint Committee and having signed the recommendation on Standard pay scales of E2 and E3 replacing the non standard pay scales of E1A and E2A for JTOs and SDEs, it was known to all constituent Associations that SDE and Sr. SDE will remain in E3 pay scale for 10 years because SDE in E2A scale is getting upgraded to E3 scale, 5 years in advance. That is why provision is made in recommendation that necessary provision/changes in EPP should be made to give one increment after five years for TBP from SDE to Sr. SDE Grade.

 

Our humble appeal to all members of Joint Committee is, LET US HONOUR OUR OWN RECOMMENDATIONS and maintain same stand in discussion with Sr. Management of BSNL to pave way for E2 and E3 pay scale implementation for JTO and SDE cadres before 3rd PRC.
Joint Committee Recommendations on standard pay scales

07-05-2016

View Media Reports:

06-05-2016

View Corporate Office Orders:
Direct Recruitment of JTOs (Telecom.) from Open Market for the year 2015 - 2016 -reg
Direct Recruitment of TTAs from Open Market for the year 2015-reg.

06-05-2016

View Media Reports:

06-05-2016

View Corporate Office Orders:
SDE Inter Circle Transfer order - Retention reg
AGM Transfer order reg.
AGM Transfer order - Cancellation and Modification reg.
Tenure transfer of SDEs reg.
AGM Transfer order reg.
AGM Transfer order - Modification reg.

06-05-2016

BSNL Board meeting:
It is understood that the Board meeting held on 05.5.2016 approved 30% superannuation benefits to BSNL direct rects with initial contribution of 3% from BSNL. Now it has to be approved by DOT, the administrative ministry. We will continue our struggle to increase the contribution to 6% as assured to SNEA. Amendment to SDE RR clarifying the method of seniority fixation in the ratio 2:1,  E1+5 increment to the remaining batches of JTO/JAO etc and some more HR issues also discussed and will be treated as approved after some more clarification. 
Congratulations to all. Sincere gratitude to CMD, DIR HR, GM Pers and GM Estt for the major breakthrough.

05-05-2016

VC for JTO to SDE promotion: 

VCs received  from BRBRAITT. From NTR 10 VCs  received out of 72. All  the  CSs  and  activists   are  once  again reminded to ensure that VCs (Soft Copy and Hard Copy) reaches BSNLCO latest by 09.05.2016, the last date.

05-05-2016

View Media Reports:

05-05-2016

View Corporate Office Orders:
SDE Inter Circle Transfer order.

05-05-2016

Make all out preparations for the success of the Mass Dharna on 11.05.2016 at BSNLCO, Circle /SSA HQs. Resolution of the issues fully depends upon the success of the TU programmes. All important issues like promotions, pay scales, CPSU Hierarchy and 1st TBP, pay protection, memebership verification, notion pay etc etc are pending for years together. All the Executives are requested to participate in the Dharna and make it 100% success.

05-05-2016

NCOA decided to launch series of trade union actions demanding constitution of 3rd PRC. Details will be uploaded later.

05-05-2016

CPSU cadre Hierarchy is the only viable alternative:

Our agitation should force management to fast track its implementation as happened in 2015 in Joint Committee formation

All the promotions from JTO to SDE, JAO to AO, SDE to DE, AO to CAO etc are held up due to litigations. Since Nagaraju judgment of the Hon SC on reservation is still in force and even the previous Govt could not amend the constitution to nullify the judgment, there is remote possibility to get a favourable judgment from the lower courts. Hon SC reiterated the same judgment several times later on.

If we are not working out alternate solutions, our future will be in dark. On this contest only we are looking towards CPSU Cadre Hierarchy. Since residency period for JTO to SDE promotion and 1st TBP is worked out by the Joint Committee on the basis of E2, E3 pay scales, finalization of E2, E3 pay scales only will drive attention towards CPSU Hierarchy. So delay in implementation of pay scales naturally delays CPSU Hierarchy as well as 1st TBP, which is the demand of SNEA alone.

On CPSU Hierarchy, Jt Committee recommended promotion from JTO to SDE in 5 years, SDE to Sr SDE in 5 yesrs (total 10 years from JTO), Sr SDE to DE in 5 years(total 15 years from JTO), thus assuring three functional promotions from JTO to SDE to Sr SDE to DE equivalent grades in 15 years. As on today, a direct rect JTO after 30 to 35 years of service is waiting for the promotion as DE. So bringing the time period from 30 years to 15 years for DE promotion will be a great step in the given situation. Promotions beyond DE, ie to DGM will be on post based. But Jt Committee recommended to continue with two more financial upgradations from DE to DGM to SGDGM scales.

CPSU cadre hierarchy should address the seniority related issues between direct rects and promotes, seniority and LDCE promotions etc as the promotions will be based on rect year or vacancy year basis as done in the case of JTO to SDE promotion. Seniority and vacancy will have relevance only for DGM promotions.

During implementation, SNEA is struggling to see that the Executives in higher grade is getting promotion directly, atleast to the next grade, simply by taking VC without waiting for conduction of one more DPC. This will give immediate relief to thousands of Executives waiting for promotion for years together.

Joint Committee Recommendations on CPSU Cadre Hierarchy and 1st TBP