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Messages updated during the month of  Jan 2019


As per the decision taken in the AUAB meeting held yesterday, representatives of the AUAB, viz., Com. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS/BSNLEU & Convenor, Com.Chandeshwar Singh, GS/NFTE & Chairman, Com. K. Sebastin, GS/SNEA and Com. Prahlad Rai, GS/AIBSNLEA, met Shri Anshu Prakash, Additional Secretary, Telecom, today. The representatives conveyed him the decision of the AUAB meeting held yesterday. They told the Additional Secretary, Telecom, in no uncertain terms that, the employees are unhappy that not much progress is made in the 3rd Pay Revision issue. They also informed him that the AUAB will be compelled to go for the strike, since not much time is left for the Parliament elections. The Additional Secretary, Telecom, informed that he would hold a meeting with the AUAB next week in which crucial discussion would be held in respect of the issue of 3rd Pay Revision.


As per the decision taken in meeting held yesterday, letter has been written to Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon Minister of State for Communications, by the AUAB, communicating its unhappiness over the delay in the settlement of the 3rd Pay Revision issues. In the letter, the AUAB has stated that it would be compelled to go on strike, if no positive outcome comes on the issue, soon.

AUAB letter to Hon MoSC


Time is running out and strike will become unavoidable - AUAB meeting decides to inform the government.

A meeting of the AUAB was held yesterdayGeneral Secretaries / Representatives of BSNLEU, NFTE, SNEA, AIBSNLEA, AIGETOA, BSNL MS and BSNL OA were present in the meetingThe meeting reviewed the progress in the settlement of the demands of the AUAB. The meeting assessed that reasonable progress is made on the demands of 4G spectrum and payment of pension contribution on actual basic pay. However, the meeting came to the conclusion that, no substantial progress has come on the issues of 3rd Pay Revision and Pension Revision. The meeting also came to the assessment that the time available for the settlement of demands is only upto February, 2019 and that the announcement for Parliament elections may come any time in March, 2019In view of the above reasons, the meeting decided to convey to the Government that, the AUAB would be compelled to go for the strike. The meeting also decided that the AUAB should meet the Additional Secretary, Telecom, in person, and communicate this.


Meeting with Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD/BSNL on 15.01.2019: GS and both AGSs met CMD/BSNL and held discussions on JTO to SDE and SDE to DE promotions. CMD expressed his displeasure over the contempt cases going on after issuing so many promotions in shortest time as demanded by the Associations. Association once again thanked CMD and BSNL management for the promotions and requested to consider JTO to SDE promotions for which the preparatory work is completed. Thousands of JTOs are waiting for promotion for years together for which vacancies are available and the innocent JTOs should not be punished for that, Assn pleaded.

On DE to DGM promotions also, more than 2/3rd posts are vacant and very senior officers are waiting for promotion. Un necessarily, The promotions are stalled on technical grounds, citing seniority list whereas same list was operated in 2016 and 2017 for DGM promotions.

CMD assured to discuss with DIR(HR) and sort out the issues at the earliest.  


Appointment of JAOs on Probation under DR quota consequent on completion of 11 weeks of pre-appointment  training on 18-01-19..... View Order copy.


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CSs are requested to get Circle Office endorsement to the Corporate office letter with respect to enhancement of  Membership Subscription (Monthly deduction of Quota from Salary)  from Rs.70/- to Rs.100/-  with effect from January 2019 at once. 
DSs are requested to submit the copy of the letter endorsed by Circle office to the Pay Drawing and Disbursing Officer at the earliest with a request to effect the same this month itself.


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Parliament March by NCOA, AIPCOC and AIBOC on 04.02.2019:

The National Executive Committee meeting of NCOA & AIPCOC held at Goa on 07th and 08th December, 2018 decided to conduct Parliament March during Parliament session. It is decided by NCOA, AIPCOC and AIBCOC to conduct the March on 04.02.2019 at 11 am during Budget session of Parliament. About 15,000 Officers/Executives from all the sectors, Banking, Telecom, Oil, Power, Insurance, Central Govt Officers etc are expected to participate in the March.

The main demands are:

1. Remove affordability clause for Pay Revision in CPSUs.

2. Allot 4G spectrum to BSNL & MTNL and support all the CPSUs.

3. Stop all moves towards Privatization /Disinvestment of CPSUs.

4. Ensure Assured Pension for all.

All the CSs are requested to bring maximum members for the Parliament March on 04.02.2019. Make the reservations accordingly.


Meeting between CMD BSNL and the AUAB on 3rd Pay Revision issue.

In the meeting held on 10.01.2019, the Additional Secretary, Telecom, directed the AUAB to hold a discussion with the BSNL Management on the 3rd Pay Revision issue, and to come back to him for a meeting in the following week. Accordingly, a meeting took place between the AUAB and the CMD BSNL today. The Director (HR) was also present in the meeting. From the AUAB, Com P. Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU & Convenor, Com Chandeshwar Singh, GS/NFTE & Chairman, Com K.Sebastin, GS/SNEA, Com Prahlad Rai, GS/AIBSNLEA, Com Ravi Shil Verma, GS/AIGETOA, Com. Suresh Kumar, GS/BSNL MS, Com. Rewati Prasad, AGS/ATM and Com H. P. Singh, Dy.GS/BSNL OA were present. Discussion took place on the issue of 3rd Pay Revision. The AUAB representatives categorically demanded that 3rd Pay Revision should be settled with 15% fitment. The CMD BSNL also stated that the BSNL Management sticks on to its earlier position that 3rd Pay Revision should be settled with 15% fitment. The AUAB pointed out that the notification for Parliament election would be issued any time in the month of March, and that the available time for the settlement of 3rd Pay Revision was very less. The representatives also pointed out that the AUAB would be constrained to restart the agitation, if no favourable settlement comes on time.

AUAB reminded about the issuing the minutes of the meeting with CMD in which 3% hike in Superannuation benefits assured, which DIR(HR) agreed to issue immediately.


As per the decision of AIC at Ludhiana, Membership Subscription (Monthly deduction of Quota from Salary)  enhanced from Rs.70/- to Rs.100/-  with effect from January 2019 as detailed below.
CHQ: Rs.50/-

(CHQ Quota: Rs. 15/- + Welfare Scheme Rs 21/- + AIC Fund - Rs.14/-)                          
Circle: Rs.25/-
(Circle Quota - Rs 15/- + Circle conference Fund - Rs.10/-)     
Division / District Quota: Rs.15/-.    
Branch: Rs 10/-


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100% Executives of Ghazipur SSA, UP(East)  Circle become members of SNEA. Ghazipur dist is the constituency of Hon MoSC. Congratulations to DS/Ghazipur and CS/UP(E) Circle for this milestone.


Meeting with GM(Pers), GM(SR) and DGM(Pers):

GS, President, AGSs Com P P Rao and Com Sanjeev Sharama, Jt Sec Com Sumit Saxena, CS/BSNLCO Com G K Das and CS/UP(W) Com R P Sharma met Shri Arun Kumar, new GM(Pers) on 14.01.19 and held discussions on JTO to SDE and DE to DGM promotions.

Later on we met DGM(Pers) and held further discussions on promotions.

BSNL sought the legal advice from ASG on OWN MERIT, in reservation. AGS reply is expected by this week.

On DE to DGM promotion, the demand for publishing the provisional seniority list is under examination. Review DPC as per 206 is not formally completed to publish the seniority list.

In a sudden move, BSNL transferred GM(Pers) and DGM(Pers) last week immediately after the developments on contempt petition in Kerala. Top management is upset with the developments after so many promotions.

In the evening GS, AGSs Com P P Rao and Com Sanjeev Sharama and Jt Sec Com Sumit Saxena met GM(SR) and held further discussions on DE to DGM promotions.

Com Sumit Saxena, Jt Sec will be available at CHQ for few days.



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Instructions regarding CGHS Beneficiaries Prescription Slip  by CGHS Additional Director.... View copy of the letter.  


Join SNEA, Strengthen SNEA and Strengthen Executives Unity to settle the pending issues of BSNL Executives:

Strengthen SNEA for the Revival of BSNL.

Strengthen AUAB by joining SNEA, one of strong constituent of AUAB to settle 30% Superannuation benefits and 3rd PRC.

Strengthen SNEA to settle E2, E3 pay scales. The court cases at Chandigarh and the contempt petition lead to hurriedly notifying lower pay scales of E1 and E2 by DoT. SNEA is committed to reverse the DoT decision and working for that.

Strengthen SNEA for the promotions in all the cadres, parity in promotions, uniform promotion avenues and for Time Bound Functional promotion for all.

The court cases complicated and delaying the promotions, SNEA is trying to remove the hurdles one by one.

Strengthen SNEA for your Social Security and implementation of Group Term Insurance (GTI).

Strengthen SNEA for the settlement of other issues, through continuous persuasion.

All SSA/Branch/Circle Secretaries and office bearers are requested to ensure enrolment of maximum membership. Till tomorrow, 15.01.2019, new members and changes in membership can be done.


 Meeting of the Committee for Periodic Interaction and meeting between the AUAB and the Additional Secretary.

A meeting of the Committee for Periodic Interaction (Institutional Mechanism) was held in the Sanchar Bhawan on 10-01-2019. From the AUAB, Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS/BSNLEU & Convenor, Com.Chandeswar Singh, GS/NFTE & Chairman, Com.K.Sebastin,  GS/SNEA and Com.Prahlad Rai, GS/AIBSLEA participated. Shri.R.K.Khandelwal, Joint Secretary(Admn.) Shri S.K.Jain, DDG(Estt.), Sri Rajeev Sing, DDG(Budget)  and officers participated from the DoT. Shri.P.K.Sinha, Advisor(Finance), DoT, who is a member of the Committee did not participate attend as he is on tour. Ms.Sujata Ray, Director(HR) and ShriA.M.Gupta, GM(SR) represented the BSNL.


It may be remembered that the AUAB strongly demanded that this Committee should be chaired by the Additional Secretary and that no result would be achieved if it is presided over by the Joint Secretary level officer. Whatever we predicted has proved to be correct. The Joint Secretary(Admn.) and the DDG(Estt.) were not able to give any worthwhile information about the status of the issues, viz., 3rd Pay Revision, Allotment of 4G spectrum, Payment of Pension Contribution on actual basic pay and Pension Revision. Both the officers are completely negative on our issues. No worth mentioning outcome came from this meeting.


Hence, after this meeting, the AUAB leaders went and met Shri Anshu Prakash, Additional Secretary and expressed their total dissatisfaction about the outcome of the meeting. Shri R.K.Khandelwal, Joint Secretary (Admn.), Ms.Sujata Ray, Director (HR) and Shri A.M.Gupta, GM(SR) were also present. Thereafter, full fledged discussion took place with the Additional Secretary on our demands.


3rd Pay Revision

Detailed discussion took place. The Additional Secretary told that the DoT is ready to settle the 3rd Pay Revision. But, he categorically told that it will be very difficult for the DoT to get the approval of the Cabinet for 15% fitment, since BSNL’s financial position does not allow payment of such high salary. He requested the AUAB and the BSNL Management to discuss and come back to him by next week with a workable solution which can be convincing to other ministries also. DIR(HR) informed that she will start negotiation with AUAB immediately.


4G spectrum to BSNL.

As regards the allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL, the Additional Secretary confidently told that the DoT would do it’s best to get the Cabinet approval for the allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL. He expressed hope that the Telecom Commission meeting to be held in the 1st week of February would give the necessary clearance, after which it would go for the Cabinet approval. Reservation on the part of Niti Ayog and Dept of Expenditure will be sorted out in the Telecom Commission meeting with the support of the recommendation of the consultant, IIM Ahmedabad. BSNL response on IIM report will be submitted by Monday and thereafter it will be processed to discuss in TC meeting.


Payment of Pension Contribution on actual basic pay.

As regards the issue of Payment of Pension Contribution on actual basic pay, the Additional Secretary told that the Department of Expenditure (DoE) has sought certain details and that the DoT has already written to the BSNL in this regard. The Director (HR) replied that within 1 or 2 days, BSNL would send a reply to the DoT. The Additional Secretary assured that thereafter prompt action would be taken to get the approval of the DoE.


Pension Revision.

On this issue, the AUAB representatives expressed their dissatisfaction and demanded that prompt action should be taken by the DoT. Thereafter, detailed discussion took place with regards to the fitment, etc. Finally, the Additional Secretary requested the Director(HR) to provide with copies of relevant documents like Government orders related to payment of Pension to the BSNL employees, etc.


Outstanding issues of 2nd PRC.

On this DIR(HR) informed that there are two parts, one pertaining to BSNL and the other one pending with DoT. DIR(HR) informed that an understanding has been reached between AUAB and the CMD BSNL in respect of increasing the contribution towards Superannuation Benefits. She also assured that a record of discussion would be issued for the meeting held on 02.12.2018 between CMD BSNL and the AUAB.

On the second issue of approval of E2 and E3 pay scales, DIR(HR) told that DoT issued PO by lowering the pay scales to E1 and E2, degrading the cadres which BSNL is not agreeing. It is to be reviewed as requested by BSNL.  

GS explained the matter further and requested for early settlement. In the last meeting on 03.12.2018, Hon Minister agreed to reconsider the DoT decision and assured early action as it can be decided within DoT. AST finally told directed Director(PSU) to process the case and brief him on the subject.


At the end of the meeting, the Additional Secretary suggested that the AUAB representatives could again meet him next week.

AUAB Circular


On 10.01.2019, AGS Com P. Padmanabha Rao, CHQ Treasurer Com R. Rajan and Jt Sec(S) Com A. Chandrasekhar met GM(BW) Sri. A. D.P. Keshri & GM(LD) Sri. D. K. Shinghal and  discussed land management, about discrepancies in the SDE(C) Seniority list, publication of year wise vacancies, Seniority list of JTO(C). GM(BW) assured to settle the issues within BW Unit based on individual representations received. If any legal issues arise, they will be sent to legal for clarification and will be placed accordingly. Regarding JTO(C) seniority, provisional seniority list is under preparation, for the approval of the competent authority. Around 205 JTO(C) data is available for the preparation of the seniority list. We also discussed about promotions of JTO(C) to SDE (C), SDE(C) to EE (C) & SE(C). Administration is trying to settle the seniority related issues and afterwards promotions will be issued for the availability vacancies.

Land Management issue discussed with GM(LD) and he informed that a draft on Land Management policy for BSNL has been submitted to DoT for approval. He also informed that with this Land Management, within three years span, there is a possibility of generating Rs. 8,000/-Cr per Annum as revenue to BSNL. This will become major source of income for BSNL revival. Leasing of open lands, extending leasing period upto 30 years under the purview of BSNL are notable points in the policy.


Meeting with GM(Pers): GS, CHQ Treasurer and AGSs met new GM(Pers) Shri Arun Kumar and held discussions on JTO to SDE and DE to DGM promotions. In view of the contempt proceedings against CMD/BSNL and GM(Pers), management is not at all thinking about further promotions rather the entire focus is to file appeal against the contempt proceedings in the HC and Supreme Court. Ernakulam CAT directed the personal appearance of CMD and GM(Pers) on 24.01.2019. Indications are that management will consider JTO to SDE promotions only after getting relief on contempt petitions.

However we are trying our level best to get the promotion orders issued at the earliest as majority of the DPC related work is already completed. We are committed to see that promotion orders are issued at the earliest for the JTOs as most of them are waiting for more than 17 years for their first promotion and they are in no way connected with the mess created by others.

As anticipated, the court cases and the contempt petition is badly delaying the promotions eventhough all the DPC work is completed. It is really unfortunate that the stubbornness of AIGETOA activists (many of them are already SDEs) for the personal appearance of CMD and others really casting shadow on the prospects of thousands of JTOs waiting for SDE promotions.

On DE to DGM promotions, new GM(Pers) assured to have discussion on Monday as the entire Pers section is busy in filing appeal against the contempt petition in higher courts. 


Appointment of JAOS on Probation under DR quota after Pre appointment training on 11-01-19 reg ... View Order copy


Implementation of Group Term Insurance (GTI):

Today the GTI meeting held with LIC and the draft Policy is finalised after corrections. The policy document will be finalised by Monday and it will be signed by next week. GS and President participated in the meeting. 30 days grace period allowed for the payment of premium on renewal. There will not be any medical. The age group of 50 years is defined for 50 years, 5 months and 29 days. For all types of death, 100% coverage provided.

Considering the demands from various corners for re-negotiation of the coverage and premium for the age group above 50, it is negotiated for 20 lakhs with quarterly payment of the premium. This has been accepted by LIC without any hike in the premium. A separate option will be called from those above 50 years.

This initiative is taken by SNEA immediately after the MV mainly for the BSNL direct rects who don’t have the social security on the event of any unforeseen incidents.



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Interim Report on Revival/Restructuring of BSNL - IIMA   


AUAB meeting with the Secretary, Telecom.

Representatives of the AUAB met Ms. Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary, Telecom, on 09.01.2019. Shri Anshu Prakash, Additional Secretary, Telecom, was also present. From AUAB, Com.P. Abhimanyu, GS/BSNLEU & Convenor/AUAB, Com. Chandeshwar Singh, GS/NFTE and Chairman/AUAB, Com. K. Sebastin, GS/SNEA and Com.Prahlad Rai, GS/AIBSNLEA took part. AUAB expressed their concern to the Secretary, Telecom, over the slow implementation of the assurances given by the Hon MoS(C). In reply, the Secretary, Telecom, told that a status report on all the issues would be given to the AUAB, by the DoT, in the Committee (Institutional Mechanism) meeting to be held on 10.01.2019. The Secretary, Telecom, suggested that the AUAB could meet her thereafter, and apprise her of the actions needed to be taken. In the discussion, AUAB demanded the inclusion of four representatives from AUAB in the Committee (Institutional Mechanism). This was accepted by the Secretary, Telecom.

AUAB Circular


Implementation of Group Term Insurance:

GS, CHQ Treasurer Com R Rajan, AGS Com Dilip Saha, AGS Com Sanjeev Sharma, AGS Com Pandurang Nayak, Jt.Sec (South) Com Chandrasekhar, Jt.Sec (East) Com I H Mandol and AGS Com Jagdish Rout met Sr GM(Estt), GM(Trg) and GM(CA) on 08.01.2019 and held discussions on implementation of GTI w.e.f 01.02.2019.

The Estt section is nominated as the nodal section for the implementation of GTI. Estt section issued direction to ERP cell to take action to deduct the amount from the salary of January, 2019 onwards. CA section will implement the premium deduction and accounting.

SNEA requested for some mechanism for the Executives on deputation to other Depts like TERM Cell for exercising the option for GTI. In principle it is agreed and modalities will be worked out. Further monthly or quarterly premium payment for the Executives above 50 years as the premium amount is higher. This also will be discussed with LIC. Next meeting with LIC will be held on 11.01.2019 for finalizing the MoU and the policy document.

We requested for a mechanism to monitor the contribution towards the Pension fund (5%). For this necessary modifications are under process in ERP to monitor the contribution from BSNL. The fund status in LIC also can be monitored for that LIC will extend a link for the BSNL employees. This is already under testing for individual cases and will be implemented at the earliest. pension fund, GM

Increasing the Gratuity from 10 lakh to 20 lakhs for BSNL direct rects: We requested to issue a separate order in this regard. GM(CA) informed that BSNL Board approved the gratuity at par with Central Govt employees for the future also and any change for Central Govt employees will be automatically implemented for BSNL Direct rects. For notifying the enhancement of Gratuity from 10 lakhs to 20 lakhs, the intimation is already given to Income Tax Dept and on their clearance, separate orders will be issued to all the field units, it is assured. 


Project Ojas implementation

CHQ Treasurer Com R Rajan, AGS Com Pandurang Nayak, Jt.Sec(South) Com Chandrasekhar and Jt.Sec(East) Com I H Mandol met CGM (EW) Sri. Praveen Varshney on 08.01.2019 and discussed about Project Ojas implementation. CGM EW has informed that at present BSNL is spending about 13.5% of its revenue towards Energy charges compared to industry average of around 5%, so there is lot of scope for improvement on that front. The target under Project Ojas is 25%. He was confident that this financial year target of Rs 500 Cr saving from Project Ojas will be achieved. He very much particular about necessity of ACs to be audited and where ever ACs can be avoided they should be avoided. He also emphasised the need for early implementation of Roof Top Solar (RESCO Model) power generation wherein there is no CAPEX required from BSNL, while BSNL will be assured of Electricity from these plants at a much cheaper rate compared to existing power distribution companies.

On promotions, it is informed that he is waiting for the implementation of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy which is the best possible solution to address the promotion issues for ever. Otherwise, assured to fill up the vacancies immediately after March 2019.



Beware of the mal-propaganda by the so called saviours of DRs and BRs, just for the sake of luring membership.

It has come to the notice of CHQ that lot of mal-propaganda unleashed by the sections about JTO to SDE promotions, who are directly responsible for the mess in JTO to SDE promotions, creating innumerable obstacles from 2007 onwards in the form of court cases. When they miserably failed in other fronts, they resorted to court cases which ultimately hit the career of thousands of seniors, juniors, young and old JTOs. Thousands lost their lifetime dream of a promotion as SDE before their retirement and thousands lost their precious service as SDE which will delay all their future promotions.

They attribute each and everything which is not settled so far like E2/E3 scales, pay parity, 3rd PRC, promotion for the remaining Executives, ---- etc as failure of SNEA, without doing anything.

Conveniently, they will not even mention about the issues settled by SNEA like a) contribution towards growth related issues of BSNL, b) E1A and E2A pay scales for all in 2002 without discrimination, c) EPF full pension without the ceiling of Rs 6500, d) EPP 2007, d) BSNLMS RR 2009, e) SCF and LDCE promotions in various cadres, f) LDCE Exam for JTO to SDE promotion made objective type and very transparent, g) settlement of pay anomaly of 2005 batch, h) no MT, i) amendment in BSNLMS RR for changing the quota from 50% to 75%, j) JTO RR amendment, k) E2/E3 scales approval by BSNL, l) 5% contribution on SAB, m) CPSU Cadre Hierarchy approval, n) more than 13,500 promotions this year, o) GTI, etc. Rather, they will try to take credit for everything settled.

Their ideology is very simple: “DO NOTHING, TAKE CREDIT FOR EVERYTHING”.

This is compelling SNEA to explain the Executives about the negative role played by the so called well wishers of DRs and BRs for the last few years, especially in JTO to SDE promotion. The present mal-propaganda is simply to confuse the JTOs for the sake of membership.

How they intentionally stopped the promotions through court cases?

Let us see what the so called saviors of DRs done for the JTO cadre? (changed DRs to BRs sometime back and now again changed to all Executives. After 17 years, they realized that all the Executives in BSNL are BRs and they are not untouchables)

I. In 2007, LDCE from JTO to SDE notified for the vacancies upto 2004-05. Due to the efforts of SNEA, 2005-06 vacancy year also got included for which 2001 rect JTOs are eligible. The same section filed court cases in different CATs for stalling the LDCE but could not succeed fully due to the efforts of SNEA. After some delay, SNEA ensured conduction of LDCE and promotion orders issued in November, 2008 and about 900 JTOs of 2001 rect itself passed the LDCE.

II. In 2010, two court cases filed at CAT, Chennai with the following prayers:

a) 1:1 interpolation between Dept promote JTOs of 1995 batch and DR JTOs of 2001 batch and so on.

b) Instead of training centre marks, date of joining should be the criteria to decide the inter-se seniority.

c) Reservation roster is not followed.

Both the cases dismissed by the Hon CAT after 3 years, a big ACHIEVEMENT!

During the interim period, promotion orders issued on 30.03.2011 for the vacancies upto 2008-09 and part of 1995 rect JTOs got promotion. After few weeks, the promotion orders stayed which continued till July, 2013.

III. Immediately after that, cases filed at CAT, Ernakulam with the same prayers (first two prayers) which are dismissed by the Chennai CAT. Meantime, EKM CAT stayed operation of the AIEL for the promotion.

Subsequent AIEL could not prepare due to court cases. However by 2014, the AIEL for the JTOs upto 2001 recruitment year prepared and published for the vacancies of 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14.

If the stay orders are not issued by Ernakulam CAT, all the vacancies upto 2013-14 would have filled and promotions orders would have issued in 2014 itself for the JTOs upto 2001 year.

The LDCE also could have conducted parallally for all the vacancy years.

Hon CAT dismissed the petitions on both grounds!

IV. Another court case filed challenging the excess promotion of the JTOs working in supernumerary posts. All the three court cases at CAT and High Court continued till the judgment on 05.06.2018.

All the three prayers rejected by Hon HC, inter-se seniority quashed for DRs and excess promotes and directed to fix the inter-se seniority of Direct rect and excess promotes by date of appointment/promotion. Hon HC did not disturb the inter-se seniority of the promotees recruited within their quota.

In the meantime more than 3,000 JTOs in the AIEL retired without getting a single promotion, another achievement for them!

The promotion order for the remaining JTOs upto 1999 rect year (part) issued on 15.06.2018 for the 2009-10 and 2010-11 vacancy year. The promotion for the JTOs of remaining rect years from 2001 onwards held up due to quashing of seniority on the Direct Rect JTOs by the High Court.

If there was no court cases, all JTOs including 2008 and part of 2012 rect year would have become SDEs from the years 2014 onwards through SCF or LDCE, in the years 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

They did not played the same game of court cases in the case of JAO to AO promotion. So, all the JAOs upto 2012 rect also got the promotion as AO. See the difference!

Now also they are trying to delay the JTO to SDE promotions by fighting with the management in the court, in the name of contempt petition. All these are done mainly by some SDEs through remote control who are not going to lose anything as they got the promotion and seniority.

Beware of the mal-propaganda and read How they intentionally stopped the promotions through court cases?


Group Term Insurance:

SNEA sought some clarifications on the draft policy document to be signed with LIC. Immediately after the MV, SNEA initiated the proposal of GTI scheme to secure the future the family of our young comrades and pursuing it. We are trying to implement it from 01.02.2019.

Clarifications required on the Policy document


Newly elected CHQ Office bearers held a meeting at New Delhi on 07.01.2019 and held review of various issues.

A committee of CHQ office bearers were formed to have more focus on the BSNL growth related issues, details will be published.

The Circle Conferences of HP, NE I, GUJ, CHTD and HR are to be held without further delay, as per constitution.

In the evening we met CMD and DIR(HR) and introduced the new CHQ Office bearers. We requested CMD and DIR(HR) to implement the CPSU Cadre Hierarchy immediately for giving promotion to thousands of Executives waiting for promotion for want of vacancies and bringing parity in promotions by any means. We also requested them to issue the promotion orders from JTO to SDE (which will ensure smooth implementation of CPSU Hierarchy) and DE to DGM immediately for filling up all the vacancies for which the formalities are completed.

Our AGS Com Pandurang Nayak and Jt Sec Com A Chandrasekhar will be available at CHQ for the whole week. Next week, Jt Sec Com Sumit Saxena will be available at CHQ.


Reduction of AMC cost of Mobile equipments

Issue of reducing AMC cost of Mobile equipment was taken up by CHQ with CMD BSNL. Detail presentation was also made by our Kerala Team in AIC at Ludhiana. In GUJ Circle, the matter was taken up by CS Com B G Patel and our team. Accordingly, AMC cost was reduced from 31 Crores to approx 20 Crores. Further efforts are also being done to reduce the same.

All other Circles also to do the same exercise and our CSs may monitor it and report the progress to CHQ. The possibility to reduce the AMC cost in other areas like MLLN, Switches, MPLS, CDR etc also to be ascertained.


JTO to SDE contempt case at Ernakulam:

The contempt case came up today. The reply affidavit filed by BSNL on the contempt petition is not accepted by the CAT. Hon Court decided to frame charges against CMD and GM(Pers). BSNL lawyer informed the court that BSNL proposed to issue promotions for another 5,000 JTOs which will cover some of the petitioners also. However court replied that they are not concerned about the welfare measures of BSNL to give promotion to its employees and will proceed with contempt.

BSNL was represented by senior lawyer and the AIGETOA activists are represented by their lawyer. Since SNEA is not a party in the contempt case, no lawyer appeared for SNEA.

Some rumours are spread through social media by those vested interests that SNEA lawyer also present in the court, that to confuse the members. It is another lie by them, again to befool the innocent JTOs, which they were doing since long and to save their face. It is a matter of shame that BSNL Executives are stooped to such level of dishonesty and spreading lies for misleading their own members.

We appeal all our members to be very cautious and do not get trapped in such rumours /misguiding messages in social media.

This court cases filed by AIGETOA activists are really working against the JTO to SDE promotion. The JTOs of 1999, 2001, 2002, -----2007 and 2008 rect year are becoming the real sufferers now. Earlier it was the JTOs from 1995 onwards to 2008. Those who are already become SDEs in the last three LDCEs are piloting and remote controlling the cases by collecting huge amount as legal fund and delaying the promotion for the remaining  JTOs.

It is high time for the JTOs from 2001 onwards to open their eyes and analyse who is really working against their interest and whose action is stopping their promotion. For the last 8 years, SNEA is trying to remove the hurdles for JTO to SDE promotion, created by AIGETOA and its activists, one by one.  


SNEA extends solidarity and support to the General Strike by Central Trade Unions on 08-09, January, 2019.


No disinvestment/strategic sale of CPSUs,

Strict enforcement of labour laws,

Minimum wages/pension etc.


GS writes to Shri Anupam Shrivatava, CMD/BSNL:

Immediate action to implement BSNL Executives Promotion Policy & Recruitment Rules-2017 (CPSU Cadre Hierarchy) w.e.f. 01.07.2018 which is approved by the BSNL Board on 28.05.2018, to address the huge disparity in promotions and bringing complete Uniformity and Parity in promotions in SDE/AO and AGM/CAO equivalent cadres of all the streams. This is also part of terms and condition for absorption in BSNL. Delay in implementation leading to wide spread resentment among thousands of Executives waiting for promotion:

One of the main objective of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy to end litigations and smooth career progression is partially defeated by the recent post based promotions.

Through post based promotions, the main objective of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy, Parity and Uniformity in promotions among various streams for the equivalent cadres could not achieve, rather more disparity, anomalies, disputes and court cases created now. If vacancy based promotion is continued, no one can ensure Parity or even timely promotion in different cadres.

The status of promotions in different cadres after the recent promotion orders is given below to understand the huge disparity:





JTO(Arch) to SDE





Executives waiting for promotion from

















SDE(C) to EE(C)

SDE(E) to EE(E)


SDE(T) to DE(T)


Executives waiting for promotion from











1. More than 2,000 SDEs in list 8 who are very seniors, most of them are promoted in 2004/2005 as SDEs and completed 14 years of service are waiting for promotion. Their juniors are promoted on 29.06.2018 which created wide spread resentment among the seniors. Another 1,200 SDEs are there, promoted in 2007/2008 also.

2. More than 9,500 JTOs from 1999 rect year to 2013 rect year are waiting for promotion. The promotion for about 4,500 JTOs upto 2007 rect year is in the final stage. Still about 5,000 JTOs, from 2008 rect onwards are waiting for promotion to bring-in parity.  

3. Similarly about 800 SDEs (400 each in Civil and Electrical), promoted from 1998 onwards waiting for promotion as EE.

4. AOs of 2008 batch numbering about 900 are waiting for promotion.

5. More than 6,500 SDEs promoted in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2013 are waiting for promotion to Sr SDE grade.

6. More than 1500 AOs promoted is 2009 & 2015, waiting for promotion to Sr AO grade.

7. The situation in some small stream like Arch is precarious; JTO(Arch) joined in 1988 is still waiting for first promotion. Stagnation prevails in other small streams like CSS, PA/PS, TF, Arch, Official Language etc.

Bringing Parity in promotions in SDE and AGM equivalent cadres for all the streams were demanded by SNEA vide letter No: SNEA/CHQ/CMD/2015-18/95 Dated 04th July, 2018, through upgradation of posts as done in the case of JAO to AO and SDE to DE cadres. However, this demand is not accepted by the management.

Any delay in implementation of the new promotion policy will be demoralizing and detrimental to the overall interest of the Executives. If the notification and date of effect is delayed beyond 01.07.2018, all will miss their opportunity to get the promotion on 01.07.2018, at par with their juniors in other streams who got the promotion on 29.06.2018. Evenif the promotions are given one day later than 01.07.2018, all such Executives will become juniors and subordinate to the Executives already promoted on or before 01.07.2018 as per CPSU Cadre Hierarchy provisions. Consequently, it will also affect the future promotions of thousands of Executives who got promotions recently.

In view of the above submissions, it is requested to take appropriate actions to bring parity and uniformity in promotions in all the wings for all the equivalent cadres, ie. Telecom/ Finance/ Civil/ Elect/ TF/ Arch/ CSS/ PA/ PS etc as a permanent measure by implementing the Uniform Time Bound Functional Promotion Policy (CPSU Cadre Hierarchy) immediately, w.e.f. 01.07.2018. 

GS letter to CMD


JTO to SDE promotion ------

SDE Roster is approved by the CLO yesterday evening. The DPC is not started due to the confusion over reservation issue and it seems that management is waiting for the outcome court case at Ernakulam which is coming up on next MondayThe court case is badly delaying the promotions. The delay is only on account of these issues, otherwise it is ready for conduction of DPC. After deciding how to go ahead with the promotions by frequent interactions with us, management acted very fast to complete the preparatory works.


DE to DGM promotion -----

Management is sorting out some issues related to 1966 seniority raised by some sectionsIn fact the matter is subjudice as the BSNL SLP is pending in the Hon Supreme CourtAll other DPC related work is completed.


Request to consider Rule 8 cases on JTO to SDE promotion: GS writes to GM(Pers):

List 5


AGM transfer Order reg.


Request to consider Rule 8 cases on JTO to SDE promotion: GS writes to GM(Pers):

List 3List 4


JTO to SDE promotion updates: Overcoming all the hurdles created by the numerous court cases which delayed the JTO to SDE promotions since 2010, the preparatory work for all the SDE vacancies including 2017-18 is almost completed. The reservation and roster related issues almost sorted out which is pending for few days and approval of roster is expected any time. The DPC will be started as soon as clearance is given. Including the unfilled vacancies of 2008-09 (ST) & 2010-11 (SC&ST), total vacancies are about 4870. However as per the DPC procedure, DPC will be held for all the JTOs. It is expected that almost all the JTOs of 2007 will be covered, SC & ST from 2008 and some ST posts will remain unfilled which will be filled subsequently.    

Our continuous interaction with the management, demanding going ahead with promotions on recruitment year basis as per the interim measure suggested by the Hon HC of Ernakulam, finally accepted by the management and paving the way for further promotions. An affidavit also filed by BSNL in the EKM CAT on the same lines.


Telecom customer base edges up to 119.2 cr in Oct; BSNL gain users......BSNL added 3.66 lakh customers. “Virtual Network Operator (VNO) of BSNL has started reporting of its subscribers in the month of October 2018 and the same has been included in the subscriber number of BSNL,” - View Media Report.


Nav Varsh Sandesh- Director  (HR)


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 Development on Group Term Insurance (GTI):
Today LIC submitted the draft MoU for the GTI. We are examining the same.


GS writes to Hon Prime Minister:

For the Revival of BSNL, first and foremost requirement is filling up of all the vacant functional Director posts on urgent basis. BSNL is having just three functional Directors, out of five. When BSNL is passing through very critical years, Director (Finance) post is vacant since December 2013, for five years. CMD post will become vacant in June 2019, Director (HR) post in April 2019 and Director(EB) post in March 2019. BSNL growth and revival is seriously affected as the decision making in BSNL is getting badly delayed and seriously affected due to the prolonged vacancy of these crucial Director level posts. If immediate action is not taken, BSNL will be headless from 01st July, 2019 onwards with just one functional Director, even without a regular CMD.

GS letter to Hon Prime MinisterReply given by DoT on 28.09.2018


GTI option opened today as last opportunity: 
Those who are of 50 years, 5 months and 29 days as on date of implementation 01.02.2019 also will be treated as 50 years and will be under Rs 1.6 per thousand   premium. Necessary changes will be done on this during implementation,  after signing the MoU with LIC. LIC already clarified this point to BSNL and SNEA.
Exercise the option at the earliest as it will be the last opportunity.
It is a big initiative of SNEA and maximum Executives should be benefited from this.


Lot of malpropaganda is going on in the social media against SNEA, with malafide intentions. They are creating unrest in the organization by dividing the Executives, conveniently in the name of BSNL Rects and BSNL Absorbees, Promotees and Direct rects etc. It is observed that on each and every issue, they are trying to divide the Executives which will be detrimental for the cadre as well the company, which is passing through a tough time. This tendency, we are not seen even among the non Executives.

It is also heard that in the name of innumerable court cases, huge fund collection is also going on. They are filing Court cases and creating road block on every issue and putting the blame on SNEA.

All these efforts and propaganda is to create unrest among the ordinary Executives who are unaware of the facts and developments at BSNLCO, other than the fictitious WhatsApp messages.

In order to educate our members and other Executives, the following facts are explained for the information of all. Carefully analyse it before you take final decision which side you belongs, are you stand for Unity or not?


What SNEA did for BSNL Direct Recruits ----

1. When BSNL proposed higher pay scale for absorbed officers and less pay scale (E1) for BSNL recruits during BSNL formation, it was outrightly rejected and continue the same stand now.

2. EPF contribution made 12% of Basic + IDA, without the ceiling of Rs 6500/-. Initially it was a fixed amount, 12% of 6500/-

3. Stood as a front runner and leader in all BSNL viability related issues: ITS Repartition, Copper cable unbundling, stoppage of ADC, GSM tender cancellation, BWA Spectrum refund, Tower Subsidiary Company, BSNL & MTNL merger, Pension contribution, USO Fund, Income tax refund, 4G spectrum allotment, AMC issues, Equipment Procurement etc. All are related to BSNL financial viability which is the most crucial issue for BSNL recruits.

4. LDCE Exam for JTO to SDE promotion was made objective and made it very transparent ensuring promotion of more than 5000 DR JTOs recruited after 2000 upto 2005 while JTOs of 1995 was waiting for promotion. In 2007 LDCE, one Association approached several courts for staying the LDCE but SNEA ensured that LDCE is held in which about 900 JTOs of 2001 batch got promoted. They forced to change the stand in subsequent LDCEs.

5. SDE to DE promotion which was only 50%, increased to 75% enabling better promotion chances for youngsters.

6. In spite MT recruitment rule, did not allow MT so far.

7. SAB got implemented for 5% and got assurance for another 3% before 31st March, 2019 and continuing its efforts for the full 30%.

8. E2, E3 pay scale got approved by BSNL Board and did not allow endorsing the DOT notification, lowering the pay scales to E1 and E2.

9. CPSU Cadre Hierarchy worked out and got approved by BSNL Board which will give permanent solution to all promotion related issues, ensuring Time Bound Functional promotion up to AGM grade in 15 years which is not happening even in 30 years now.

10. Because of SNEA, all Executives in all streams and cadre is having a hope for promotion in BSNL, with parity, inspite of its poor financial position.

11. Most attractive offer from LIC for GTI, ensuring Rs. 50 lakhs coverage.

12. Have clear road map towards achieving 22820 once E2 and E3 is approved by granting additional increments.

13. While JTOs of 1999 is yet to be promoted today, all JTOs upto 2012 are able to visualise their promotion as reality immediately or in immediate future, in this year itself.

14. The existing JTO to SDE list for which we are making untiring efforts, 80% are BSNL directly recruited JTOs only. 

15. EPP assured time bound promotions for all Executives, all BRs benefitted comparing to DoT rects. 4 year benefit in first TBP got for almost all.

16. SNEA always works for the justice and safeguard our field level Executives, irrespective of Association affiliation, in the interest of BSNL.

17. Pay Revision of 2005 Batch which were divided in two groups (joined prior to 01/01/2007 and post 01/01/2007). As special cases pleaded by SNEA and finally resolved.

Comrades, SNEA is an Association which believes in democracy. We believe in the Indian culture UNITY IN DIVERSITY. Irrespective of Caste, Creed, Batch, Group, Region, Religion, Language, Section, we respects each and every one and work for the welfare of all the Executives in BSNL.


What SNEA did for BSNL Direct Recruits


JTO to SDE promotion updates...

Today, BSNL filed the reply in the Ernakulam CAT in the contempt case. As assured earlier by the BSNL mgt to SNEA, in the affidavit, BSNL also explained its intention to go ahead with promotion, on the basis of rect year, for the remaining vacancies as per the interim measure suggested by the Ernakulam HC. The AIEL is not able to prepare due to inter-se seniority issue for which BSNL filed the review petition in the Hon HC, which is pending. By yesterday, the JTO list also prepared accordingly which is to be approved by the competent authority.  These hurdles are created by the court cases and the contempt petition at Ernakulam which is delaying the promotion for more than 4500 JTOs.

The roster is still not approved by CLO and we are in continuous touch with him and is expected in a day or two. The year-wise vacancies also under preparation. By this, almost all the preparatory work is going to complete and ready for DPC.

The vacancy year wise JTO list is to be submitted before the DPC which is under preparation.

Those who are sharing concern publically for the delay in promotion is simply filed the court case and adopting delay tactics which we are trying to overcome one by one through continuous dialogue with management.


Reduction of Retirement age of BSNL Employee - AUAB writes to CMD. 


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