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CHQ President Com G. L. Jogi has addressed a huge gathering of SNEA, BGTD at the conference hall of PGM Office, Bangalore on 20.10.2014.

Our CHQ leader emphasized the need of the BSNL Executives and non executives to focus on the viabilities of the company and the adverse impacts of the formation of BBNL-its aim at giving services as an ISP, adverse effects of implementation of the Deloitte recommendations, non refund of the Rs.6500 Crores of the BWA spectrum by Government, absence of any new projects to counter the 4G services, Reliance JIOs massive 4G networks expansion, Non availability of the regular CMD, Director Finance and Director HR for BSNL. The total absence of the HR policies in BSNL, total demoralization of the young BSNL recruited JTOs, non resolution of the basic HR issues. The address was an eye opener for the members of SNEA to update themselves and get ready for the future struggles.

Com Pandurang Nayak AGS spoke and explained on the need of the unity of the executives especially our young executives of BSNL so that our basic demands of Standard pay scale, 30% superannuation benefits can be forced on the management for early settlement and its implementation.

Com W Seshagiri Rao, Veteran leader and founder of SNEA appealed the members to work towards the growth of the company. Com K Ashok Rao, President NCOA was kind enough to address us on this occasion with a short notice.

Com S B Nagavi, Circle Secretary brought to the notice of the audience that it is only BSNL which could give services to the citizens of the country in the circumstances of the natural calamities. Even in the recent HUD HUD, Hon CM of AP Shri Chandrababu Naidu, appreciated the Executives and Employees of BSNL/ AP for their tremendous efforts in restoring the telecom services within shortest time. Private operators are here to invest and earn profit but BSNL has its social commitment.

Com Y B Thippesh Ex GS/AIGETOA, Com R C Vasant Kumar Ex CS/AIGETOA Karnataka, Com Santosh Gowda Ex AGS/AIGETOA and Ex CS/AIGETOA Punjab, Com Rajkumar and all their followers have joined this mighty organization in the presence of our CHQ President Com G L Jogi. Com Thippesh in his address declared that he along with many of his friends in Bangalore have joined SNEA to strengthen an organization which is fighting for the upliftment of the basic executive cadre (JTO). He has acknowledged the motivation and the support he received by Com Jogi, when he was moving with him in the United Forum of Executives while finalizing the BSNL MSRR and will feel proud of working under the umbrella of SNEA. Com B Ramesh, DS/ BGTD welcomed the gathering. 

Meeting at Kolar on 21-10-2014:

The General Body Meeting of the SNEA Kolar was held at Kolar. Com G L Jogi, our beloved CHQ President attended the GB. The young comrades of Kolar SNEA welcomed the leaders. In the AGB Com Jogi, in his address elaborated the successes of this organization and the road map that we have prepared right now. The need of settling the issues like standard Pay Scales, the anomaly of wages 2007 and 2008 batches, 30% superannuation benefits to BSNL recruited Executives as well as the non- executives. He has made it clear that today we are focusing on these major issues and if needed we will launch the next phase of our agitation very shortly and appealed the members to get strongly prepared for the struggle. The other issues like regularization of the TTA officiating JTOs and other cadre issues were discussed in the meeting.

Com Pandurang Nayak AGS has narrated the need of the polarization of the Executives into a single association which truly fight for the demands of JTOs, their social welfare and security even after retirement. This is truly proved in case of the DOT absorbees by one and only association that is SNEA. It is only SNEA which struggles at their work centers like BSNLCO, Circle Office and SSA headquarters and not at JANTAR MANTAR.

Com Thippesh, once again re-affirmed his views as to why he is now joining SNEA and appreciated all Kolar comrades for re-building the organization in Kolar as a huge majority association and now they are safe under the umbrella of SNEA.

Com Nagavi, CS, Com S P Jagadale DS/ Hubli SSA and Com Munishekar our youngest CWC member (2008 Batch JTO) addressed the meeting. Com Narian Nandakumar, DS/ Kolar gave a brief report of the activities of Kolar SSA. DS/ BSNLEU and DS/ NFTE-BSNL also attended the function.

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GS Com K Sebastin and CHQ President Com G L Jogi addressed the General body meetings at Indore, Mandsaur, Ratlam and Bhopal in MP Circle from  15th to 17th October, 2014. Both addressed the CEC meeting of MP Circle at Indore on 15.10.2014.

CHQ President Com G. L. Jogi and GS Com K. Sebastin attended the Circle Executive Committee meeting of SNEA(I), MP Circle at Indore. GS addressed the house and provided details regarding HR issues, recent agitational programs for standard E2, E3 pay scales/ 30% superannuation benefits/ CPSU cadre hierarchy etc, promotions in different cadres, membership verification, court cases etc.

In the open session on subject “Digital India- An opportunity for BSNL”, CS/MP Com. Alok Shrivastava in his opening remarks given the details regarding opportunities for BSNL to earn revenue from the Digital India program and also the challenges in front of BSNL.  GS Com K Sebastin in his address gave details of NOFN project where BSNL is just a contractor, the last mile connectivity where BSNL having a monopoly as on today will be surrendered to BBNL, in the long run the services offered to state Govt/ Universities/ colleges/ schools etc may be diverted to BBNL,  need to improve BSNL transmission network by replacing the old/damaged cables, recent media report quoting Hon PM that BSNL OF network will be purchased back by Govt for rolling out Digital India etc are the challenges before us. Sr GM(HR & A)/ MP Circle Shri Prakash Ballal and  Sr.GMTD/Indore Shri Piyush Khare addressed the CEC.  Circle president MP Com. S. Dutta Majumdar in addition to the subject also touched the HR issues of MP Circle. CHQ President Com. G. L. Jogi in his address gave the details of wrong policies decisions of BSNL management like in GSM tender, illegal 3G intra circle roaming, WiMax spectrum etc and struggle of SNEA(I) against these wrong policies. The open session also addressed by the office bearers of other Unions/Assns.

An open session was organised by SNEA (I) MP at Bhopal on 17/10/2014. CHQ President Com G.L. Jogi, GS Com. K. Sebastin, CP and CS addressed the meeting of all Executives of Bhopal. CS/AIGETOA Com P.N. Gautam and CS/SEWA BSNL Com R.K. Raikwar also addressed the meeting.

CHQ President Com G L Jogi in his address at Bhopal, Indore, Mandsaur and Ratlam explained the role played by the employees of BSNL and especially the leading role of SNEA in safeguarding the interest of BSNL. Our struggle saved BSNL from disinvestment and unbundling of copper cable. Wrong policies of the Govt which favoured the private operators really made BSNL sick. BSNL never get support from the Govt whenever it needed. SNEA alongwith others struggled a) against arbitrarily discontinuing ADC, b) against CDMA roaming by Reliance, c) to save the 45.5 million tender in 2007, d) BWA spectrum refund, e) 3G roaming etc. We have to be cautious on BSNL-MTNL merger, BBNL, subsidiary tower company etc etc. On cadre issues, Com President explained the how the cadre has been uplifted since 1980s, first in 1986 by pay scale upgradation, in 1990 by introduction of lateral advancement or Time bound promotion in the cadre of JTO and SDE in DoT alone, pay scale upgradation in 1996 along with Group B gazetted status which ensured the absorption of JTO alone as an Executive in BSNL in the basic cadre, another hike in pay scale to E1A in BSNL when BSNL offered E1 scale etc. All this achievements are result of continuous struggle. SNEA (erstwhile TEOA) was the only one Assn opposed the absorption just for an Adhoc payment of Rs 2000. Assn alone struggled for terms and condition for absorption in BSNL like E1A, E2A, --- E6 pay scales, five time bound promotions within 4 to 6 years and point to point fitment. EPF issue with 12% of emoluments without the ceiling of Rs 6500/ was settled by SNEA in August 2005. TBP policy introduced in 2007, 2nd PRC report implemented in BSNL, BSNL MS RR notified in 2009 breaking the bottleneck of JTS/ADET prevailed in DoT/BSNL, more than 18,500 JTOs promoted as SDEs since 2000, more than 3500 SDEs promoted as DEs and about 450 DEs promoted as DGMs.

GS in his address reminded the comrades that through continuous struggle during the last three decades we could make significant improvements in the career of each and every Executive because we were led by stalwarts like Com M. K. Bagchi, Com W. Seshagiri Rao and Com G. L. Jogi. Three upward revisions in the pay scales (1986, 1996 and 2000 in BSNL), instead of just one time bound promotion after 12 years in DoT now we are having 5 TB promotions each after 5 years, hundreds of DR JTOs retired even without a single functional promotion but now promoted officers are reaching upto DGM posts etc are some of the significant milestones. We could end ITS absorption issue in 2012. Another major breakthrough was the amendment in BSNLMS RR in January, 2014 to end adhocism by increasing the quota from 50% to 75%. We could fill all the DE vacancies as on 31.03.2014 recently by promoting about 2600 SDE/Adhoc DEs. JTO(C/E) to SDE(C/E) promotions in both quota became current. Promotion to Adhoc DGM for around 425 DEs is in the final stage.

JTO(T) to SDE(T) promotion order could not be issued due to court cases. However the preparatory work for about 3200 vacancies already completed. Meanwhile the preparatory work for another 1300 vacancies already started which will make the DPC current. Assn engaged the best legal team to defend the court case and we are hopeful that positive result will come in the near future. Meanwhile efforts are being made to conduct the LDCE for all the vacancy years to make JTO to SDE promotion also current in both quotas. Assn is also pleading for JAO to AO promotions for all the vacancies.

Future agenda of the Assn is to ensure 3rd PRC implementation for BSNL Executives, implementation of standard pay scales of E2, E3 etc for JTO/JAOs, SDE/AOs, 30% superannuation benefit to BSNL recruits, TB functional promotion or CPSU cadre hierarchy etc. For this struggle already started by SNEA in February, 2014 and good progress is made especially on pay scale issue. The next phase of the struggle will be launched if the issues are not resolved shortly and appealed to all the comrades to get ready for that. Revival of BSNL before 3rd PRC is the top most issue as it will automatically address other cadre issues. Revival of BSNL is in the national interest also as a strong BSNL and MTNL can protect consumer interest and control the tariff which TRAI could not do, otherwise cartelization of private operators will happen and they will loot the public as done earlier. At the time of crisis, the common man can rely upon BSNL only, which has been repeatedly established at the time of natural calamity in Ladakh, Uttarakhand, Odisha, J&K, Mumbai, Tamil Nadu and recently in AP (Vizag).

Com Y. B. Thippesh, Ex GS/AIGETOA, Com Santhosh Gowda, Ex AGS/AIGETOA and Ex CS/AIGETOA, Punjab Circle, Com R. C. Vasanth Kumar, Ex CS/AIGETOA, KTK Circle, Com Rajkumar  and all the followers joined SNEA at Banglore on 22.10.2014 in presence of our CHQ President Com. G. L. Jogi, veteran leader Com W. Seshagiri Rao, AGS Com Pandurang Nayak, CS / KTK Circle  Com S B Nagavi and others. CHQ once again welcome them into this mighty organization.


Appointment to the post of CMD/BSNL and DIR(Finance) / BSNL: 

For the post of CMD / BSNL, the name of Sri Anupam Shrivastava, DIR (CM) / BSNL has gone to the ACC with the due recommendation of Hon MOC&IT. 

For DIR (Finance) / BSNL post, interview will be held within one or two weeks among the applicants who applied for the post last time when applications were called for.


Meeting with Sri V. Umashankar, Jt Sec(T), DoT: GS Com K Sebastin met Sri V. Umashankar, JS(T) on 22.10.2014 and held discussions on the following subject:

a) Implementation of standard pay scales of E2, E3 etc for JTO/JAO, SDE/AO etc: 

Since DPE rejected the proposal of E1A and E2A, Assn requested to implement the standard pay scales of E2 and E3. Those young JTO/JAOs joined after 01.01.2007 facing huge difference in pay comparing to their seniors and this demoralizes them at the beginning of their career. Further at the time of their recruitment, they were offered E1A pay scale which is likely to be revived upwards, but once they joined in BSNL, they were demoted to E1 scale. For the revival of BSNL, motivation of this young comrades are very much required. JS(T) concurred with our views and opined that they should not be de-motivated at all and everything possible to motivate the young recruits should be considered.

b) Status of merger of BSNL and MTNL: JS(T) informed that the issue is under the active consideration of the Govt and discussion is going on at different levels. Assn pointed out that contentious issues like market liability of MTNL, disinvestment of MTNL and HR issues are to be addressed first before taking any final decision. JS(T) informed that now the market liability of MTNL has come down to Rs 10,000 Crores after the recent financial assistance and it has to be addressed by Govt along with other issues.

c) Pension revision w.e.f 01.01.2017: GS told JS(T) that DPE is finalizing the terms of reference of 3rd PRC and the pension revision of BSNL absorbed employees also to be made part of the terms of reference as decided by the union cabinet. JS(T) directed DIR(PSU-I) to verify the cabinet decision and immediately take up with DPE for inclusion of pension revision also an item on the terms of reference.

d) Support to BSNL in lieu of VRS: The proposal of financial assistance to BSNL in lieu of VRS (50% of the salary of the targeted employees of about 70,000) for the next 10 years in a diminishing way is under the active consideration of Hon Union Finance Minister. Dept of Expenditure agreed with the proposal but Dept of Economic Affairs having reservations on the proposal. Hon Fin Minister has to take the Final decision.


Meeting with GM(FP): GS and AGS Com Arvind Dahiya met GM(FP) on 22.10.2014 and held discussions on:

a)  JAO to AO promotion: Management is trying to find some way out to complete the DPC and issue promotion orders. The court order and the SC/ST reservation issues complicating the whole matters. Assn pleaded for considering all the vacancies so that maximum eligible JAOs can be promoted as AOs. Association requested to issue the promotion orders keeping the interest of the SC/ST comrades also.

b) CAO(Adhoc) to CAO (Regular) promotion: The DPC for around 400 vacancies completed. The minutes of the DPC will be signed most probably today. The promotion orders will be issued at the earliest after getting the approval of the DPC minutes and promotion orders from the competent authority. The promotion order will be for around 350 nos as VC for the remaining cases not yet received. Assn assured to arrange the remaining VCs at the earliest.

c) DGM(Regular) promotion: We extended our sincere gratitude for completing the DPC and issuing the DGM(Regular) promotion orders.

d) Committee meeting on extending 30% fitment to 2010 JAOs: Few meetings held but didn’t come to any conclusion on the issue. Finance wing is very positive on the issue. Assn strongly pleaded for the settlement of the issue positively by extending 30% fitment to the JAOs of 2010 batch also.

e) Extension of 5 increments for JAOs: The positive proposal is approved by BSNL Management committee along other cadres and under the consideration of BSNL Board.


BSNL introduces  Annual advance rental data plans under Postpaid mobile services with 3.6 Mbps data card offer from 01-11-2014 - View instructions.


View Media Reports:
MTNL gets cabinet nod for financial support.
BSNL again Proves its Stand for Social Responsibility by Offering Free Talktime for HudHud Cyclone Victims.


Preparatory exercise for promotion to SDE(T) cadre under seniority quota for vacancies 2009-2010 to 2013-2014 onwards - Furnishing ACRs and assessment report -  View Reminder letter.
APAR grading for two years 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 i.r.o of JTOs of 1998 recruitment year onwards (1998,1999,2000 to 2005) are required in place of all the JTOs as asked for earlier by Cor. office letter dated 17.09.2014. Assn wrtten to BSNL on 15.10.2014 for calling the ACRs of 1998 onwards. Screening committee to be sent positively by 31-10-2014.


Modifications in the DE Regular Promotion Posting Order Issued.
Modification order (1).
Modification order (2).
Modification order (3).


View Corporate Office orders:

SDE Inter circle own cost transfer order - 1.

SDE Inter circle own cost transfer order - 2.
SDE Inter circle own cost transfer order - 3.


Regularisation of Deputy General Manager Ad-hoc services in Telecom Finance - View Promotion order to the grade of DGM Finance on regular basis.


Meeting with Sri R. K. Goyal, GM(Estt): GS and both AGSs met GM(Estt) on 21.10.2014 and held discussions on E2, E3 pay scale. GM(Estt) informed that the informal meeting of the official members of the joint committee could not materialize last week as Sri M C Choube, ED(CN) was busy. The meeting will be held mostly next week, after Deepavali holidays.


Meeting with Sri Neeraj Verma, GM(SR): GS and both AGSs met GM(SR) on 21.10.2014 and held discussions on the committee meeting on officiating pay fixation. GS demanded for a meeting with the committee to explain the issue to the committee members. GM(SR) who is the chairman of the committee agreed to the proposal. On the issue GM(SR) informed that the committee requires some concrete cases where due to pay fixation, pay had been reduced.

Assn already reeived such cases from PB, CHTD and KRL Circles. Other CSs are requested to arrange the details, at least one each with pay fixation / recovery order copies to submit to the committee.


Meeting with Sri S S Aggarwal, GM(Pers): GS and both AGSs met GM(Pers) on 21.10.2014 and discussed Committee meeting on officiating pay fixation in addition to modification of DE postings.

Meeting with Sri Deepak Aggarwal, Addl GM(Pers): GS and both AGSs met GM(Pers) on 21.10.2014 and discussed the following issues in addition to modification of DE postings. a) Committee meeting on officiating pay fixation, b) Filing MA in the Hon CAT, Ernakulam in JTO to SDE promotion case.


Convener, Forum of BSNL Unions / Associations writes to CMD regarding, 

1) Strong  protest  at the  arbitrary  decision  and  demands  the Management to keep the  order  of  implementing the Deloittee consultant recommendations  in  Maharashtra  Circle  as  pilot project in abeyance till the issue is discussed with the Unions / Associations and a consensus arrived at ............ View Copy of the letter by the Convener.

2)   Decline in Market share and  Telephone connections .... View Copy of the letter by the Convener.


Promotion / Transfer and Posting in the grade of CE Civil.

Mobile VAS News letter - Oct - 2014.


GS and both the AGSs met GM Pers and Addl. GM and discussed about modifications in DE promotion order. It is assured that medical cases of Cancer, PH, Mentally retarded dependent etc will be processed today.



Department of Expenditure replies to DOT with respect to extension of benefits of merger of  50% DR amounting to 78.2% for the purpose of revision of pensionery benefits in respect of pre-2007 pensioners and and pensioners retired between the period 01-01-2007 and 09-06-2013 ... View letter copy.


JAC / Maharashtra Circle strongly opposes the move of the management to implement the Deloittee consultant recommendations in MH Circle:
JAC / Maharashtra Circle met CGMT / MH Circle on implementation of Deloittee consultant recommendations in Maharashtra circle as Pilot project........ Click to view details.


View Media Reports:
Allocate spectrum to telecom operators within 90 days after payment: Panel.
Telecom Commission defers imposing 8 per cent licence fee on Internet service providers.


View Cor. Office Orders:

Regular Promotion in the grade of SE Civil- Calling for VC.
Regular Promotion in the grade of SE Civil- Calling of ACR.
APAR timely completion and Maintenance - AOs and above - Instructions reg.
Holding SRD (Special Recruitment drive) for filling up Backlog vacancies in the cadre of JTO (Telecom / Civil / Elec) for PWDs(Persons with disabilities) reg.


VC status of JTO to SDE: VC from Punjab and UP(W) are received. Although, it is reminded from time to time to send the VC’s but the progress is very slow. Once again all the remaining C/S are requested to expedite the process and send the VC’s at the earliest.

Committee meeting on officiating pay fixation: The committee on officiating pay fixation met on 17th Oct 14, and deliberated in details on the issue. As the committee has asked for more inputs from us and also the live cases, where in there is recovery at the time of retirement. The letter in this context will be issued soon. Earlier, both the AGS Com. Vivek Wankhede and Com. Arvind Pal Dahiya met GM(Trg & SR) Sh. Neeraj Verma and Sh. R K Goyal, GM(Estt.)  and pleaded for positively consideration of the issue in light the difficulty being faced by large no of executives.

Committee on E2-E3 pay scales: The committee meeting was scheduled on 17 Oct 14, could not be held due to paucity of time and postponed for next week.



BSNL may seek Rs 2,000 crore grant to give up a part of spectrum ........  View Media Report. 


View Media Reports:


View Cor. Office Orders:

Inter Circle own cost transfer order.
AGM Transfer order.


View Media Reports:


Teledensity and Market share as on 31-08-2014.


SNEA strongly condemn the move of the BSNL Management to implement Deloitte recommendation as a pilot project in MH Circle, one of the potential Circles. This move is against the commitment given to Association that the recommendation will be considered for implementation only after discussion with all Unions /Associations.   

SNEA strongly oppose the move and we will be forced to launch agitation if the decision is not reversed by the Mgt. Comrades across BSNL and especially in MH may start preparations in this regard. 


View Media Reports:


Meeting with GM (Pers): 

AGS Com. Vivek Wankhede met Sh. S S. Agarwal, GM (Pers) on 15th Oct 2014 and discussed on the following issues:

1.   Regarding consideration of filing MA in JTO to SDE case in Hon CAT, Ernakulum: Association once again pleaded for filing the MA application in JTO to SDE case, as the case is not heard on 9th Oct 2014 before single bench to vacate the stay since the division bench is not sitting and there is large scale resentment among the JTOs who are denied their first promotion even after 17-18 years. GM (P) said that the action is being initiated and soon the circle will be suitably informed to file the MA.

2. Modifications on regular AGM / DE promotions: As per earlier discussion with GM (Pers) for modification in regular promotions to AGM and assured by him to consider cases after 7th and 9th Oct, association reminded to consider the cases. Only 137 have joined out of 460 executives transferred, and the shortage circles are crying of shortages, he said. Association informed that the remaining will not join now as they have already lost their one increment on TBP and all will refuse, to which he said that the refusal is not a right and the competent authority will decide on case by case as per the justification. Association also discussed consideration of the acute medical cases, to which he said that the cases will be considered on the recommendation of the CGMs. Also the request / changes will be considered but advised to keep patience. Associations also demanded to fill up the vacancies arise due to correction of circles to which he promised of suitable consideration.   

3.  Committee meeting on officiating pay fixation: GM (Pers) informed that the committee is scheduled to meet on 17th October 14.


Furnishing VC for DE Regular Promotion - VC as on 06-08-2014 and current date for 73 officers reg.


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Attn of CSs and office bearers --- JTO to SDE promotion: Assn is making all out efforts to get relief from the Hon CAT, Ernakulam. Meanwhile the preparatory work has to be completed so that we should be in a position to issue promotion orders without further delay. However the VCs from most of the Circles are not received so far irrespective of repeated reminders eventhough VCs called on 24.07.2014. All the VCs should reach Pers II section of BSNLCO latest by next week end, ie. by 24.10.2014.

The response from Circles regarding missing ACRs and assessment report also not at all encouraging (list available on 16.09.2014). AGS Com Arvind Dahiya is coordinating with Circles in this regard. All the CSs should be in touch with any of the AGSs on a day to day basis to ensure that the pending VCs, ACRs and assessment report are reaching BSNLCO latest by 24.10.2014.


Again, for the DPC work for next two vacancy years, 2012-13 and 2013-14, another two more years ACRs and assessment report are required from the Circles (from JTOs of 1998, 1999 and 2001 rect year). These ACRs also to be ready by this month end at CGM offices.
Letter to GM(Pers) on calling ACRs


Karnataka tour of CHQ leaders from 07th to 09th October, 2014.
GS Com K. Sebastin, AGS Com Pandurang Nayak, CS/KTK Circle Com S. B. Nagavi, C/President Com Venkatesh Murthy and C/Treasurer Com Suresh Kumar toured Karnataka Circle from 07th to 09th October, 2014 addressing general body meetings at Mandya, Mysore, Madikeri (Coorg), Manglore, Chickmaglur and Hassan SSAs. All the meetings are unique by massive participation of Executives.

GS Com K. Sebastin in his address given a detailed account of the organizational activities of SNEA and its firm commitment in resolving the issues. Our primary responsibility is to make this company profitable in another three years, so that we can ensure the job security of all the employees especially the young comrades and pave the way for the implementation of the forthcoming wage revision in 2017.

SNEA believes in sustained struggle to achieve the goals and history says that all the success story of SNEA is because of the brave fight our comrades in the past. We are on agitation since February, 2014 to ensure the resolution of major cadre issues like Standard Pay Scales of E2, E3 etc, 30% superannuation benefit, JTO to SDE promotions, CPSU cadre hierarchy, first TBP after 4 years etc, issues related to Civil/Elect/Arch/TF wings like amendment in BSNLMS RR / notional pay w.e.f 01.10.2000, JTO recruitment and regularization of offtg JTOs. We have to ensure that BSNL is approaching 3rd PRC with standard pay scales of E2, E3 etc. SNEA is committed to these demands and continue its struggle till the issues are resolved. GS congratulated all the Executives and members of SNEA in particular for their support in the first phase of the struggle and sought the same in the coming days till we reach our goal.

GS touched all the issues it settled in the past during last 3 decades and the success story of JETA, JTOA, TEOA and SNEA and the crucial roles played by our veteran leaders like Com Bagchi, Com Seshagiri Rao and Com G L Jogi etc in the upliftment of the cadre. GS explained how we were elevated to higher pay scales in 1986, 1996 and at the time of BSNL absorption. The vision of JTOA in getting Gazatted Status which resulted the absorption as an Executive in BSNL, single handed struggle for terms and conditions for absorption which settled the pay scales, time bound Promotion Policy etc in BSNL. The EPF issue could resolve in August, 2005 with retrospective effect (EPF contribution @12% of emoluments without any ceiling). LDCE streamlined by changing over to OMR system. Instrumental in promoting about 18,500 JTOs as SDEs after BSNL formation. After BSNL MS RR, promotions from SDE to DE and DE to DGM took place ensuring our senior comrades retiring as DE/DGMs. Again BSNL MS RR amended exclusively for Telecom Engg side by increasing the quota from 50% to 75% by the singular efforts of SNEA which ensured that the young Executives can reach upto GM/CGM level in the coming days. Efforts of SNEA made the DE promotion current by recent record no of promotion for 2771 vacancies. All out efforts are being taken to fill up all the SDE(T) vacancies both in seniority and LDCE quota but due to legal hurdles, we could not succeed. Promotions in Civil/Elect wing from JTO to SDE also become current.   

GS explained the role of SNEA in making the company financially viable. It should continue to work like a watchdog and never be deterred in exposing the corrupt activities in the company. SNEA is having a crucial role in mobilizing all the employees against the wrong policies of the Govt by strengthening the Joint Forum. The revival of the company is in the hands of the employees and Assn/Unions having an important role to play in this regard. The struggle by the employees ensured that no disinvestment of BSNL, no unbundling of copper cable, saved atleast 50% of the GSM tender in 2007, opposed the stoppage of ADC etc etc. ITS absorption, 2G spectrum scandal, BWA spectrum surrender, 3G roaming issue etc are other issues which SNEA took the leading role.

On membership verification, GS explained that all other CPSUs having only one Executives Assn which represents the whole Executives. Due to legacy, so many Assns exits in BSNL and the multiplicity of Assns really affects the resolution of issues. Verification will result in unity of Executives like other CPSUs. A very very strong Executive Assn with a thumping majority is the need of the hour, that not only make the task easy but also to settle them very fast. The members assured to support the Assn and work in that direction for a glorious victory in the forthcoming verification.


The meeting was held in the forenoon of 07-10-2014. Smt Suvarna Murthy, SSA President presided over the meeting. DS Com B Krishna welcomed the gathering. CS Com S B Nagavi appraised the circle issues. AGS Com Pandurang Nayak elaborated the issues relating to our successful struggle at Kerala and the fighting spirit of Kerala comrades. Com B S Venkatesh Murthy, Circle President appealed to all the members evaluate the contibution of SNEA and others and give decisive mandate in the forthcoming verification among the Executive Association. All the queries of the members were answered by GS and CS.
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The meeting was held on 7-10-2014, evening at RTTC Mysore in a gathering of large number of executive of Mysore SSA. SSA President Com Vishkantamurthy presided over the function. DS Com A B Naragund briefed on the activities of the SSA. CS Com S B Nagavi, AGS Com Pandurang Nayak, C/T Com Suresh Kumar, C/P Com B S V Murthy and GS Com K Sebastin addressed the meeting. The huge gathering of the members was the indication of the strength of SNEA and the faith the executives have in this mighty organization. All the queries of the members were answered by GS and CS.
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The meeting was held in the forenoon of 08-10-2014 at Madikeri.  SSA President, Com Lingappa Gowda Presided over the function. Com Deepak ACS welcomed the gathering of our young brigades of Madikeri. Com Panchakshari, DS presented the brief report. GS, AGS, CS and CT addressed the gathering. AGS Com Pandurang Nayak explained as to why the youngsters should and must be in SNEA. It is the only organization which has so far safeguarded the aspirations of the basic executive cadre the JE/JTO/JAO. Thereby the benefit to other cadres like SDE, DE etc., is automatic and hence those representing only such cadres have no history of any struggle. GS Com K Sebastin and AGS Com Pandurang Nayak congratulated each and every young JTO/SDEs of Kodagu for their committed support to this association and for their services in the difficult terrain of Kodagu district, under severe constraints. The future generation of BSNL as well as SNEA is really getting trained in this district and they will be the future heroes. Com N P Geetha gave an inspiring speech on the working of SNEA in the country.
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The meeting was held on 8-10-2014, evening at Mangalore.  Com Ganapathi Samaga presided over the function. Com Chandrahas Ullal CWC member welcomed the gathering. Com Muralidhar DS gave a brief report of the SSA. The huge gathering of SNEA was addressed by CS, CT, AGS Com Pandurang Nayak and GS.
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The meeting was held on 09-10-2014 forenoon at Chickmaglur. Com Vijaykumar presided over the function. The meeting was also graced by GM Chickmaglur Shri Natarajan. CS Com S B Nagavi, CT Com Suresh Kumar, CP Com B S V Murthy, Com Pandurang Nayak AGS and Com K Sebastin, GS addressed the huge gathering. Com Gopalakrishana DS gave a brief report of the SSA Branch. Com Ganesh Kamath JTO STR who was awarded the Sanchar Seva Padak was honored in the meeting.
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The meeting was held on 9-10-2014, evening at Hassan. Com Sanjay Kumar presided over the function. DS Com Rathod (JTO of 2005 batch), gave his brief report. Com S B Nagavi CS, CT Com Suresh Kumar and CP Com B S V Murthy, Com AGS and Com GS addressed the gathering.

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View Corporate Office orders:

Vacancy position in the grade of JAO as on 30-09-2014 - Report called for.

JTO Civil to SDE Civil Promotion under LDCE quota - One case reg.

JTO Ciivil to SDE Civil - LDCE promotion reg.

Drafts Man Gr II service and JE Electrcal to be counted together for ACP Scheme -Clarification.
Adoption of CPWD Works manual 2014 - DSR 2014 in BSNL reg.

Staging Strike/Dharna/Demonstrations by Unions / Associations - Instructions dt 29-09-14.

Staging Strike/Dharna/Demonstrations by Unions / Associations - Instructions dt 22-09-14. 

Compassionate ground appointments - Change of procedure – reg.


View Media Reports:

BSNL Now Allows all Home Broadband Plans for Business Users too.
BSNL Relaunches 4Mbps High Speed Broadband Plan for Bhopal & Indore with 500 Free Calls.

BSNL Now Offers Cheapest Call Charges for NEPAL with ISD Rate Cutter.


Rajasthan Circle launched a new website
All circles are requested to modify the link to Rajasthan Circle Website in their respective websites.


GS Com K Sebastin, AGSs Com Vivek Wankhde  and Com Arvind Dahiya met Sri Deepak Aggarwal, Addl GM/Pers and discussed:

a)        Filing of MA at Hon CAT, Ernakulam on JTO to SDE case. Addl GM/Pers informed that as per the discussions held earlier the matter has been discussed by the Management on 10.10.2014 to explore the possibility to file an MA. A decision will be taken in a couple of days.

Simultaneously Association also filing an application in the Hon CAT in this regard.

b)        Committee meeting on Officiating pay fixation and protection of pay. Addl GM/Pers informed that the committee is scheduled to meet on 17.10.2014.


Editorial: October, 2014.

Our struggle turns the tables decisively – revives critical frozen issues of standard scales, 30% superannuation, CPSU hierarchy and paves way for their resolution.

Critical HR issues, particularly the ones relating to young and talented folk recruited in BSNL, virtually forgotten and lying in deep frozen state for the last about two years, got a fresh lease of life through our recent struggle when BSNL Management in principle agreed to initiate continuous discussions for their resolution. Our struggle thus opened a window of opportunity for resolution of these issues which have been lying in deep slumber for a pretty long time. If BSNL Management is serious and honest enough this time to continue the dialogue in right earnestness till resolution of issues is comprehensively addressed, we, on our part, would be equally honest, if not more than BSNL Management, to maintain complete industrial peace and tranquility. If BSNL Management tries to dither and betray, the way they have done thus far, we will be as ruthless and unrelenting as anything this time.

BSNL Management has to clearly recognize and understand that resolution of issues of extending standard pay scales, 30% superannuation benefits and introduction of time bound functional promotions will go a long long way in changing the complexion and direction of the Company. Addressing these issues will surely mean correction of serious HR policy aberration that has been inordinately delayed and that will inevitably have quite significant and far reaching consequences in so far as revival of the Company is concerned.

We too do understand and recognize the constraints that BSNL faces on account of resource crunch, but we are pretty confident of coming out with very viable alternatives to offset the repercussions that BSNL Management anticipates while taking final call on these crucial issues. Besides, management will make a serious error of judgment if it undermines the huge motivational impact that resolution of these issues will have on the demoralized working force. Management should factor in the huge positive impact that resolution of these issues will undoubtedly have on resource generation and should not ignore this hard fact.

In case Management once again betrays, we are more than willing to join hand with forces that have hot and ethical blood of struggle running through their veins. If that materializes, good enough, otherwise we are quite determined and fully equipped to carry forward the struggle singlehandedly till we reach our destination of comprehensive resolution of these HR issues of paramount and strategic importance. We do have sufficient organizational capacity and resilience to take on such formidable challenges singlehandedly. Our past stands out an eloquent and unquestionable testimony to this hard reality.

At the end of the day, BSNL Management has to clearly understand that Human Resource is not garbage the way it has been treating it. If it treats talented Human Resources as garbage, end product would be surely garbage and that is clearly visible in the Company as of now. The bottom line is that Human Resource is greatest asset provided one acknowledges this underlying and irrefutable fact. Human resource has to be spotted, harnessed, trained and accordingly deployed, motivated and optimally utilized. Professional HR managers exploit HR to the hilt and convert it into goldmine. That is where professionalism In HR counts and makes a big difference between orthodox and modern innovative approach. BSNL Management continues to be captivated by deep traditionalism. We and the Company is a direct victim of this deep rooted conservatism of BSNL Management. Saddest part of the whole story is that even in this era of digital world when professional HR Managers are working day in and day out to enforce radical HR motivational policies, BSNL Management has not been able to come out of deep conservatism and move even an inch forward.

All said and done, Comrades, we wholeheartedly congratulate you for your spontaneous and overwhelming response to the recent call given by CHQ. Your enthusiasm and readiness to struggle has enthused central leadership and it added confidence and has undoubtedly opened a serious window of opportunity to reopen issues that have been lying in deep slumber for more than two years. In case BSNL Management is once again found to be wanting in its approach, we shall not lose even a minute in calling upon you to come out on the streets ruthlessly. For that, maintain complete organizational preparedness.


NCSC case at Hon High Court of Delhi. The case came up for hearing at Hon HC, Delhi, today, 13.10.14. BSNL submitted that they acted as per the direction of NCSC and initiated disciplinary proceedings etc. The proceedings against 9 officers completed and all of them exonerated as the charges are not proved. The inquiry against the remaining 7 will be completed shortly. Our lawyer pleaded for completion of inquiry at the earliest and no action should be taken by the BSNL Management as the Hon Court ruled in another case that NCSC cannot issue binding recommendations or directions as it is a recommendatory body. Hon High Court pleaded to dispose the petition with direction that BSNL not binding on the recommendations of the NCSC as it is only a recommendation and not to act on it, recorded the commitment of BSNL that the inquiry will be completed shortly and allowed any legal remedy in case the officers are aggrieved by the outcome of the inquiry.


GS Com K. Sebastin, AGS Com Pandurang Nayak, CS/KTK Circle Com S. B. Nagavi, C/President Com Venkatesh Murthy and C/Treasurer Com Suresh Kumar completed the first leg of Karnataka tour from 07th to 09th October, 2014 addressing general body meetings at Mandya, Mysore, Madikeri (Coorg), Manglore, Chickmanglur and Hassan SSAs. All the meetings are unique by massive participation of Executives. Details will be uploaded by today evening.

CHQ leaders will be addressing the general body meetings at Banglore on 20.10.14 and at Kolar and Thumkur on 21.10.14.


Mizoram SSA (NE I Circle) Conference at Aizwal on 20/09/2014:

CS / NE I Circle Com Asith Kumar Ghosh, Circle President Com G.Swakme and Com Sushil Tripathi, SSA Secy Meghalaya SSA addressed the Conference. Almost all JTOs and SDEs (nearly 50) attended the conference.

In the open session Sri K. Chandran, GMTD (LA), Mizoram was the Chief Guest and DGM (CM), DGM(Fin) and other senior Officers attended.

Main points Discussed are 

1) How to revive BSNL and NE1 revenue, 

2)Rule 8 transfer cases and 

3)Transfer policy of BSNL and Special Recruitment drive to Hard tenure areas to overcome staffing problems.

In the conference Com L. Ompuia, Com N. Vijayakrishnana and Com Sreenivese elected as new SSA President, Secretary and Treasurer respectively.

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DGM Adhoc Promotion : 
View the List of pending VCs. All CSs are requested to make necessary arrangements to send the VCs immediately.


Meeting with CMD: 

CHQ President and AGS, Com wankhede, met CMD and sought his kind intervention and requested him to direct GM(P) to consider compassionate transfer cases, reallotment to Circles like CH, TN, KTK, MH based on the assurances given by him and also inter- Circle request transfers in accordance to transfer policy. CMD was kind enough to assure us that he will have discussion with GM(P) on all these issues.   


Meeting with GM(P)/BSNL CO: 

CHQ President along with AGSs, Com Dahiya and Com  Wankhede, and Com A. A. khan met GM(P) and conveyed him the strongest resentment prevailing in the field units on account of non settlement of very genuine medical cases like cancer, mentally retarded, physically handicapped etc etc. the Association in clear terms conveyed to GM(P) that there is an overwhelming feeling which is quite justified and not unfounded that Management of late has become quite insensitive and completely devoid of compassion by neglecting very justified and highly genuine cases on medical grounds which ought to be considered with compassion and on priority. GM(P) was also reminded that assurances given by him in May, 2014 that genuine medical cases would be given due consideration have  been completely ignored.

Association also registered very strong protest over non consideration of reallotment on recent promotion to regular STS to circles like Chennai, TN, MH and Karnataka where large scale disruption has taken place despite availability of good number of vacancies. GM(P) was also conveyed strong resentment of the Association over blatant breach of assurance given by CMD that in circles like Chennai, TN, KTK etc. vacancies likely to arise on account of adhoc DGM promotion would be factored into for posting of regular STS. We reminded GM(P) that despite his assurance that a fresh assessment of the whole issue would be undertaken after 29th Sept, 14, nothing has so far been done and people are suffering like anything.

Also continuing and inexplicable delay in issuing inter-circle request transfers has caused wide spread resentment particularly when such requests have been made without TA/TP and are in accordance with the provisions of transfer policy. We informed GM(P) that Association very strongly protests and opposes such arbitrary functioning of the Management where legitimate inter- circle request transfers are not being issued in accordance to transfer policy. We also drew the attention of GM(P) over abnormal and unnecessary delay in issuing the transfer orders of all those who have completed more than two years at BSNL CO and are desperately waiting for their transfer orders for the last six months.

However, after having lodged our strongest protest over continuing and incomprehensible delay in sorting out these issues and also over arbitrary way of decision making, and after a very detailed discussion, GM(P) assured that all the cases of compassionate transfers, reallotment to Circles like CH, TN, KTK, MH etc and inter- circle transfers, including from BSNL CO, would be considered very shortly and sympathetically.


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JTO to SDE promotion: As there is no Division bench in Hon CAT Ernakulam the JTO to SDE promotion case is not listed on 09-10-2014.


Meeting with GM (Pers): Our AGS Com. Vivek Wankhede met Sh. S S. Agarwal, GM (Pers) on 8th Oct 14 and discussed on the issues:

1.  Regarding consideration of filing MA in JTO to SDE case in Hon CAT, Ernakulam: association requested to consider for filing the MA application in JTO to SDE case, if the case is not heard on 9th Oct 2014 and plead for permission to conduct the DPC and issue promotion orders. Association expressed its concern over the long delay and officials are waiting for more than 18 years for the promotion. GM assured of early action in this regard.

2. Committee meeting on officiating pay fixation: Assn pointed out that this issue also delayed so much and complete the procedures at the earliest. GM (Pers) informed that the meeting will be held on 15th October 14.

3. Modifications on regular AGM promotions: As per earlier discussion with GM (Pers) for modification in regular promotions to AGM and assured by him to consider cases after 7th Oct, association reminded to consider the cases. We are waiting for the joining dates of the executives who have joined and the Pers section is working on it. We will consider the modifications once the reports are received.

4.  Transfer of Executives from BSNLCO to other circles and vice-a versa: association once again pointed out that there are pending cases to be considered from BSNLCO to other circles and vice a versa, GM (Pers) assured of suitable action in this regard, at the earliest.

    JAO to AO DPC: Meeting with Chief Liaison Officer: Both AGS Com. Vivek Wankhede and Com. Arvind Dahiya met CLO Sh. Ram Shakal in order to expedite the DPC process from JAO to AO. CLO assured of full cooperation and support on the issue. He said that the interest of the SC/ST officials will be taken care.


The seminar organised by Joint Forum of Officers organisations of Central Public Sector Undertakings (AIBOC - NCOA - SNEA(I) - AIPEF) held on 04.10.2014 & 05.10.2014 at Chennai.
Our GS Com.K.Sebastin addressed the seminar on 05.10.2014 held at SBOA School, Annanagar, Chennai. Com.A.Shunmuga Sundara Rajan CS CHTD, Com.Sundara Krishnan CP TN Circle, Com.M.Gopinathan CS TN Circle and other leaders attended the seminar.
Our GS in his address very well mentioned that the factors and policies which affected the growth of our company right from the formation of BSNL, especially after the year 2009.


Meeting of ITPC branch Chandigarh on 29th Sept.14
CHQ President addressed a meeting of Comrades of ITPC branch Chandigarh and Comrades from Chandigarh district. The meeting was attended and addressed by veteran Comrade Inderjit Singh, Comrade Gurpreet Singh, CP/PB and Com Amarjit Singh, CS/PB. Com Prithpal Singh, DS/Chandigarh SSA, Com Kaushal, Branch Secy/ PB CO, Com Jasbir Singh, CWC member and DS/Ludhiana also attended the meeting which was attended by over 100 Comrades.
CHQ president explained in detail the singular role of and continuous struggle of the Association in upliftment of the cadre of JTO and how radical career breakthroughs were achieved under the banner of erstwhile, JETA(I), JTOA(I), TEOA(I) and SNEA(I). The efforts and the role of the Association in promoting the career growth of the basic cadre of JTO and the cadres promoted there from has been unparalleled and truly historical, CHQ president enumerated.
CHQ President also explained the continuous efforts made by this Association to ensure that JTOs recruited by BSNL were not discriminated against and their legitimate issues of standard pay scales, 30% superannuation benefits, mechanism of functional promotions on time bound basis etc. which have been ignored by callous BSNL Management are addressed as quickly as possible.
In this direction, CHQ President asserted that the recent struggle launched by SNEA(I) for resolution of these issues has had a very decisive impact since BSNL  management after the struggle agreed to start discussions on these issues shortly and assured us that discussions on these issues will continue till they are resolved. These issues were virtually lying in a frozen state and it is a very positive sign that serious discussions on these issues will be initiated by BSNL Management shortly. In case BSNL Management betrays once again, this Association has made it very clear that it will hit back organizationally.
Finally, CHQ President categorically assured BSNL recruits that SNEA(I) stands fully committed towards resolution of their critical HR issues and also towards ending serious discrimination and huge pay disparity, particularly with regard to JTOS recruited after 2007. This humiliation and discrimination cannot be allowed to continue and has to end and SNEA(I) has firmly resolved to continue its struggle till just resolution of issues takes place. CHQ President also made a fervent appeal to all the Comrades to be in a state of total organizational preparedness so as to respond to any kind of challenge that BSNL management forces on us at a very short notice. CHQ President also thanked all the Comrades and office bearers of ITPC for having come to attend the meeting at a very short notice.


01.10.2014, BSNL Day will be observed by performing one hour additional work. Half an hour in the morning before duty hours and half an hour in the evening after the duty hours by wearing the badges. This program is announced in support of our demand for standard pay scales of E2, E3 etc, 30% superannuation benefit, JTO/JAO to SDE/AO promotion, CPSU cadre hierarchy, pay anomalies, 1st TBP after 4 years, Civil/Elect/Arch/TF issues, retention of DEs etc.

Make wide publicity among the Executives and make it a grant success.

Badge, listing the demands can be printed locally as follows:


Sanchar Nigam Executives’ Association(India)

01.10.2014:One hour additional work


1.  Standard pay scales of E2, E3 etc.

2.  30% superannuation benefit.

3.  JTO/JAO to SDE/AO promotion.

4.  Implement CPSU cadre hierarchy.

5.  Settle pay anomalies.

6.  1st TBP after 4 years.

7.  Settle Civil/Elect/Arch/TF issues.

8.  Retention of DEs etc.


Meeting with CMD/BSNL Implementation of standard pay scales of E2, E3 etc: GS Com K Sebastin and AGS Vivek Wankhede met Sri A. N. Rai, CMD/BSNL on 30.09.2014 and held discussions on implementation of E2, E3 pay scales for JTO/JAO and SDE/AO etc. Since DPE rejected the intermediary pay scale of E1A and E2A and DoP has relied to us that pension contribution from BSNL absorbed employees also covered by the same DOPT order, Assn requested to initiate immediate action to implement the standard pay scales. CMD told us that detailed discussion can be held after the holidays in this regard.

Since discussions are going on at different levels on various demands, the notice for next programme of trade union action will be decided as per the outcome of the discussions.


Implementation of standard pay scales of E2, E3 etc for JTO/JAO and SDE/AO etc: GS Com K Sebastin and AGSs Com Arvind Dahiya and Vivek Wankhede met Sri M. C. Choube, ED(CN) and Chairman of the Joint committee and other committee members Smt Smitha Choudhary, GM(EF), Sri Deepak Aggarwal, Addl GM(Pers) on 30.09.2014 and held discussions on implementation of E2, E3 pay scales as DPE rejected the intermediary pay scale of E1A and E2A and DoP has relied to us that pension contribution from BSNL absorbed employees also covered by the same DOPT order. Since E1A and E2A pay scales are rejected only way to resolve the issues is to replace E1A with E2 and E2A with E3 as done by other CPSUs since the pay scale cannot be reduced from E2A and E1A. This discussion was in continuation to the discussions with GM(SR) during the last agitation.