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Messages updated during the month of  Mar 2015

27-03-2015

Organisational News:
26th & 27 March 2015 - Circle Conferrence of J&K Circle at Jammu.
30th March 2015       - Forum convention of UP West Circle at Meerut.
1st April 2015          - Forum convention of AP Circle at Hydarabad.
                            Forum convention of MH Circle at Mumbai.
5th & 6th April 2015   - CEC of KTK Circle at Hubli.
8th April 2015          - CEC of Rajasthan Circle at Jodhpur.
17th 18th April 2015   - Circle conference of UP East Circle at Lucknow.
10th & 11th May 2015 - Circle Conferrence of MP Circle.

26-03-2015

SDE Civil Transfer and posting order and Modification order. 

26-03-2015

BSNL New Courses for all Competitive Exams (Bank POs, SSC).... View Media Report.

26-03-2015

JTO to SDE promotion under Seniority quota - Furnishing current vigilance status reg. 
Declaration of Closed Holiday on 14-04-2015 on account of Birthday of Dr B R Ambedkar.
Revised timings for CGHS wellness Centres - DoH and FW. 


26-03-2015

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26-03-2015

25-03-2015

BSNL 1GB 3G Data STV, now at Rs.68 only (Validity 10 days) with new 3G STV Launch.

24-03-2015

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24-03-2015

Interview with BSNL CMD Anupam Shrivastava .......... BSNL is executing projects worth Rs 25,000 crore in the next 2 to 3 years and will be profitable by FY18-19 – View media Report.

24-03-2015

BSNL New Broadband Plans for Godhra-No Monthly Charges.

BSNL Lifetime Plan with Auto Validity Extension - Launched.

24-03-2015

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24-03-2015

GS writes to DIR (HR) regarding:
Restoration of trade union facilities extended to SNEA(I) vide letter No. BSNL/31/SR/2002 dated 2nd April, 2004 till uncertainty, created due to legal hurdles for the last about eight months, to conduct membership verification among Executives Associations in BSNL is over.
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Extending the option under para 3.6 of the 2nd PRC order for the Non Executives to the JAOs of 2010 batch qualified prior to 07.05.2010 but joined after 07.05.2010 due to delay in completion of training.
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23-03-2015

SNEA(I) served notice for trade union actions for settlement of legitimate and just HR issues pending for years together.

Charter of Demands:

1) Finalization of pay scales of JTO/JAOs, SDE/AOs and equivalent cadres w.e.f 01.01.2007 by replacing the intermediary pay scales of E1A, E2A with standard pay scales of E2, E3 etc up to SGJAG.  No demotion of the basic cadres of JTO/JAOs and SDE/AOs.

 

2) Implementation of Time Bound Functional promotion between 4 to 6 years up to SG JAG as per the terms and conditions for absorption in BSNL and analogous to CPSU cadre hierarchy.

 

3) Settlement of long pending pay anomalies, i) Pay fixation as per FRSR on officiating promotion consequent upon the implementation of TBP, ii) Senior drawing less pay than Junior after functional promotions and iii) Antedating of increment.

 

4) First TBP uniformly after four years w.e.f 01.10.2000.

 

5) Implementation of upgraded pay scales of E1A and E2A notionally w.e.f 01.10.2000 for Civil/Electrical/Arch wings at par with finance wing and amendments of RRs for these streams to being them at par with Telecom/Finance wing in respect of functional promotions.


Trade Union Programmes:

07.04.2015: Sending fax to CMD and Directors by Circle/SSA/Branch Secretaries.

15.04.2015: Demand Day, wearing badges and holding Lunch Hour Demonstration at CHQ, Circle/SSA HQs.

07.05.2015: Massive one day Dharna at CHQ, Circle/SSA HQs.

19th to 21st May, 2015: Relay hunger strike at BSNLCO and Circle/SSA HQs.

Start preparations at grass root level by holding general body meetings at SSA/ Branch level and important locations alongwith the preparations for the strike on 21-22, April:   

Comrades, 30% superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited employees is another major issue to be resolved. Since Forum already given a notice for 2 days strike on the same demand in which SNEA(I) is also a signatory, that demand not included in this notice now.

We appeal to all the Executives and Executive Associations to join this struggle for the cadre.
Notice for trade union actions
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23-03-2015

Contempt case at Hon Delhi HC on ITS issue: After preliminary submissions by all, the case posted to 21.05.2015.

21-03-2015

A Joint Circle Executive Committee meeting of Forum of BSNL Unions/Assns, Gujarat circle was held at Ahmedabad on 20-03-2015 to successfully organise the two day strike on 21st and 22nd April, 2015. Com C. Sigh, GS/NFTE and Chairman, Forum presided over the meeting and delivered his address. Com P. Abhimanyu, GS/BSNLEU, Com K. Sebastin, GS/SNEA(I), Com Suresh Kumar, GS, BSNL MS and Com Prahalad Rai, GS/AIBSNLEA and addressed the gathering and stressed on the importance to successfully organise the two days strike. Thereafter, the circle secretaries of SNEA(I), BSNLEU, NFTE, AIBSNLEA, BSNL MS, ATM and AIGETOA spoke and assured that the strike would be successfully organised in Gujarat circle. Finally, the circle level Forum of Gujarat circle was formed with Com N.J.Bhatia, CS/NFTE as the President and Com A.M. Patil, CS/ BSNLEU as the Convener. The meeting ended with slogans to successfully organise the strike and to save BSNL.
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21-03-2015

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21-03-2015

BSNL Unlimited 3G Data Plans for Postpaid Mobile Users.
BSNL Free Mobile Calling Plans with Free Internet in MP - New Launch.

20-03-2015

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19-03-2015

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Calling volunteers in the grade of JTO for ERP Core team reg.
Transfer and posting in the grade of STS reg.
Proforma promotion in the grade of SE Civil.
Civil Elec Service charges for renting out vacant BSNL Qtrs to other CPSUS / PSUs reg. 

19-03-2015

19-03-2015

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19-03-2015

Meeting with Sri S. S Aggarwal, GM(Pers): GS and AGS Com Vivek Wankhede met GM(Pers) on 19.03.2015 and held discussions on the following subjects:

a)         Finalization of committee report on officiating pay fixation issues: GM(Pers) informed that the data and information submitted by the Assn is verified by the section and a final meeting will be held after that to finalise the report.

b)        DE to Adhoc DGM promotions: Assn suggested to consider promotion for the DEs who seniority is not going to be disturbed on implementation of Rule 206 as per Hon SC order: After detailed discussion, GM(Pers) agreed to examine the case once the work on revision of seniority list is completed. We requested to complete the work at the earliest and issue the promotion order this month itself, if possible as DPC is already over and current VC is available.

c)         Transfer from soft tenure stations on promotions, long stay etc: After detailed discussions, it was agreed to implement uniform policy for all tenure stations. Accordingly the transfer from soft tenure stations will be cancelled shortly. This issue was discussed with DIR(HR) also recently.

d)         Amendments in SDE(T) RRs: GM(Pers) informed that SDE(T) RR is under the consideration of BSNL Board.

e)         Changes in SDE(TF) scheme and syllabus for LDCE: After discussion, GM(P) agreed to discuss the changes with DIR(HR).

19-03-2015

GS writes to DIR(HR) regarding transfer of excess AGMs working in BSNLCO to the Circles having shortage.
GS letter to DIR(HR), BSNl

18-03-2015

GS writes to CMD, BSNL regarding 
a) Immediate action to recruit atleast 300 DGMs from among Internal candidates as a one time measure and 
b) Increase the number of MTs from proposed 150 to 300 from among Internal candidates.
GS letter to CMD, BSNL

17-03-2015

Meeting with Sri A. N. Rai, DIR(HR), BSNL on 13.03.2015: GS and President met Sri A. N. Rai and discussed the following issues:

a) Switching over to Time bound Functional promotion from the existing seniority based promotions: Now promotions in various cadres held up due to litigations especially in Engg wing. Thousands of SDE, DE and DGM posts are vacant. JTO eligibility list is under challenge since 2009. All the SDE seniority lists (1 to 7) are quashed by the Hon Supreme Court. Promotions in various wings of the same company varies years together. JAO to AO promotion happening in 4 years whereas JTO(T) to SDE(T) promotion is not happening even after 20 years, JTO (C/E) to SDE(C/E) promotion is after 22 to 23 years etc. The uniform promotion policy for all the cadres in various wings is to be implemented as assured at the time of promotion.  Only solution is to switch over to TB functional promotion. The consultant also proposed the same. DIR(HR) assured that serious discussions in this regard can be held in the month of April.

b) Finalization of  pay scales of JTO/JAO and SDE/AO cadres by E2, E3 scales from 01.01.2007: Assn pointed out that even after repeated assurances by the Management and rejection of the proposal by the DPE and DoT, no action is taken by the management so far to finalise the pay scales. The basic cadres are facing the threat of demotion which cannot be accepted at all. DIR(HR) is of the firm view that management is not in a position to consider this proposal due to financial constraints and even suggested that the future recruitment can be in E1 scale.

c) 30% superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited employees: Assn requested to resolve this issue as it is pending since pay revision. DIR(HR) informed that considering the financial condition of the company, 2% to 3% is under consideration of the Management at present which will be reviewed later. Assn requested to reconsider this and work out a mutually agreeable solution for all the stake holders with considerable hike in the percentage.

c) Transfer from soft tenure areas: Assn requested to clear the confusion on transfer from soft tenure areas on long stay and promotion: The treatment on tenure and soft tenure stations should be uniform for all the purposes to avoid confusion. DIR(HR) agreed to our suggestions and told that uniform policy will be followed for tenure and soft tenure areas on transfer on long stay and promotion.

Comrades, the developments on pay scales, TB functional promotion and 30% superannuation benefits are not at all encouraging. On the other hand Management is not able to promote the executives to the vacant SDE, DE and DGM posts, simply citing court cases. This all compel us to re-launch the trade union actions we deferred in March, 2014 after repeated assurances. Make preparations accordingly.

17-03-2015

Meeting with Sri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD, BSNL on 16.03.2015: GS, President and both AGSs met Sri Anupam Shrivastava and discussed the following issues:

a) Switching over to Time bound Functional promotion from the existing seniority based promotions: Assn explained the litigations going on seniority related issues which blocked the promotions in almost all the cadres. The litigations may continue in the future also. Only solution is to switch over to TB functional promotion. The consultant also proposed the same.

b) Implementation of standard pay scales of E2, E3 from 01.01.2007: Even after repeated assurances by the Management and rejection of the proposal by the DPE and DoT, no action is taken by the management so far. The basic cadres are facing the threat of demotion which cannot be accepted at all.

After discussion CMD, suggested to have further discussion with DIR(HR) on these issues and will have discussions after that.

17-03-2015

Regularisation order for Adhoc CAOs reg.

17-03-2015

147 seniority case: Hon SC directed to complete the services in 4 weeks time. Service is incomplete in one SLP filed recently. The case will be listed after completion of service.

17-03-2015

147 seniority case listed for hearing today at Hon Supreme Court as item no 10.

16-03-2015

Circle Executive Committee meeting of Chattisgargh Circle and GB meeting at Raipur and Bilaspur:

The CEC meeting of CHG Circle was held at Raipur on 13.03.2015. GS addressed the CEC meeting and the open session in the afternoon. The open session was addressed by Sri. G. C. Pandey, CGMT, CHG Circle. CGMT in his address explained the initiatives he has taken in CHG to improve the services and revenue after taking over the charge as CGMT. Focus is given on revenue realization, areas where more potential is available and restoration of BTSs down for months together. He sought the support of all the employees for the growth of CHG Circle. CS Com Rajesh Ranjan addressed the session. C/P Com S. S. Rajpoot presided over the session. Com S C Bhattacharya, Convenor/Forum also addressed.  

On 14.03.2015, GS addressed a special General body meeting at Bilaspur.

GS in his address at Raipur and Bilaspur explained the Future of BSNL is going to be decided by the success of the struggle. All the issues raised in the strike notice is related to growth and viability of BSNL. Forum demanding the refund of about 11,000 Crores due from Govt on account of BWA spectrum refund, USO fund subsidy, subsidy for rural broadband, excess payment made on pension contribution etc which is required for funding the expansion plans. Forum is opposing the subsidiary formation, merger of MTNL without addressing the contentious issues etc. Our demand for filling up the CMD and BSNL Board members almost materialized. The strike on 21st and 22nd April should be a grand success in CHG Circle, GS told the Forum leaders and requested for combined campaign for the success of the strike.

On HR issues, GS explained the developments on DPCs from JTO to SDE, SDE to DE, DE to DGM etc. Court cases really derailed the entire efforts of the Assn to fill up all the vacancies through DPC and LDCE. However in Accounts/Civil/Elect/Arch wings, due to the untiring efforts of the Assn JTO/JAO to SDE/AO promotions could be completed and it became current. AO to CAO DPC work is advanced stage. DGM(F) promotion also over. SDE(C/E) to EE promotion and regularization of Offtg JTOs will be completed as soon as BSNL Board approve the new RRs.

Since continuing litigations in JTO to SDE promotions, quashing of all seniority lists 1 to 7 by Hon SC and stagnation in Civil/Elect wings etc created a situation that only Time Bound functional promotion will solve the issues for the executives. Similarly the  standard E2, E3 pay scales also to be implemented immediately as 3rd  PRC is fast approaching. SNEA(I) decided to start struggle on these two issues immediately and the comrades start preparations for the struggle now onwards.

16-03-2015

CGHS withdraws the Office Memorandum regarding issue of Medicine - Dept. of  Health and Family welfare instructions. 
Efficient Utilisation of Satellite bandwidth for improvement of Qos of Mobile data.

16-03-2015

BSNL Sets Benchmark for Mobile Tariffs, proves as Peoples Telecom Company.... View Media Report.

16-03-2015

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16-03-2015

NGN switch formally commissioned by Sri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon MoC & IT on 13.03.2015. We wholeheartedly congratulate DIR(CFA) and the entire team associated with the commissioning of NGN project for having accomplished this significant and critical business breakthrough.

NGN is having the additional features like Fixed mobile Convergence (FMC -- transfer of calls from fixed to mobile and mobile to fixed as per user convenience), Prepaid landline, IP (Pan India) Centrex, CUG of mobile and fixed line customers on an all India basis, multimedia video conferencing involving large number of users at a time and video calls. 

Ravi Shankar Prasad inaugurates BSNL NGN Project

13-03-2015

JTO to SDE casein Hon.High Court Ernakulam: After partial hearing the case is posted on 07-04-2015.

13-03-2015

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12-03-2015

Forum of BSNL Unions  and  Associations served  Notice for two days strike  on 21 / 04 / 2015 and 22 / 04 / 2015 on  demands for Revival of BSNL. ....... View notice copy.

12-03-2015

12-03-2015

View Corporate office order:
EE Elecrtricals transfer and posting order.
SDE Inter Circle transfer order.

12-03-2015

BSNL Mobile Call Rates reduced by 50% with New STVs.

12-03-2015

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12-03-2015

NGN switch will be formally commissioned by Hon MoC & IT tomorrow.
GS writes to DIR(CFA) regarding NGN roll out --- Serious infirmities and loopholes in the tender document relating to deployment of highly prestigious and innovative NGN must be comprehensively addressed during roll out. Critical field requirements, not tender quantity, must be the yardstick. Vendor must not be permitted to willfully inflict huge losses on BSNL.
GS Letter to DIR(CFA)

12-03-2015

AIGETOA, Kumbakonam District, TN Circle merged with SNEA(I), Kumbakonam District along with Sri K. Manikandan, Asst Circle Secretary/AIGETOA.

12-03-2015

As per Forum decision, Lunch hour demonstrations to be held today at BSNLCO/Circle/SSA Hqs. Forum leaders will be serving notice today, 12.03.2015 for two days strike on 21st and 22nd April, 2015 with the charter of demands.

11-03-2015

Actions to be taken to improve the Qos of Nortel net works in Mobile data services reg - View Corporate office Instructions.

This is one of the item discussed in the recent meeting of CSs / CHQ Office Bearers meeting held on 26-02-2015.

11-03-2015

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11-03-2015

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11-03-2015

BSNL 4Mbps Broadband Plan with 500 Free Calls - Introduced in Jabalpur and Gwalior SSAs of MP Circle.

11-03-2015

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11-03-2015

JTO to SDE casein Hon.High Court Ernakulam: The case is posted on 13-03-2015. 

11-03-2015

Two days strike on 21st and 22nd April, 2015: Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations will be serving fresh notice on 12.03.2015 with the charter of demands already announced.

As part of this Lunch hour demonstration will be held at BSNLCO/Circle /SSA HQs on 12.03.2015.

10-03-2015

JTO to SDE case is listed tomorrow (11-03-2015) in Hon.High Court Ernakulam

10-03-2015

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10-03-2015

View Cor. office Instructions:
AGM / DE tenure transfer order reg.
Gratuity and Leave Encashment Funds management reg
Diversion and Redesignation of CE Civil reg.

10-03-2015

BSNL 3G Datacard at Rs.500 for Broadband Plan Users.

09-03-2015

09-03-2015

JTO to SDE case is not listed for hearing today at Hon HC, Ernakulam eventhough another bench on 05.03.15 directed to list the case on 09.03.2015 for hearing. Final hearing expected this week itself.

09-03-2015

GS writes to CMD, BSNL demanding deduction of subscription from the salary of Executives through check off system:
Letter to CMD

06-03-2015

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05-03-2015

View Corporate office orders:
DE Regular promotion - Forgoing promotion reg - Order-I.
DE Regular promotion - Forgoing promotion reg - Order -II. 

05-03-2015


05-03-2015

View Corporate office orders:

PM Shram award - Inviting Applications reg.
Celebration of International Women day, commencingfrom 08-03-15 - 

Instructions reg.

Submission of employee data in respect of DR employees for the purpose 

of calculation of liability towards gratuity through actuarial valuation.
Submission of employee data of all employees of BSNL for the purpose 

of calculation of liability towards leave encashment through actuarial

valuation.

05-03-2015

BSNL Mobile TV Prepaid STVs - New Tariff with Free Data.
BSNL Hyderabad Unlimited Broadband Plans at 16 Mbps Speed - New Launch.
BSNL Balance Based Tariff for Prepaid Mobile Users.

05-03-2015

BSNL Employees April 2015 IDA Rates may increase at Some ..... View Media report.

05-03-2015

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05-03-2015

JTO to SDE Promotion case at Hon. High Court of Ernakulam: As there is no sitting of Bench today the case is posted on 09-03-2015.

04-03-2015

Contempt case filed by SNEA (I), AIBSNLEA and BSNLEU relating to deployment of ITS in BSNL in Honble Delhi HC came up for hearing today, the Hon. Judge recused to hear this case under the plea that he  was a standing counsel for Govt. of India earlier and directed for hearing by a different bench, the case is posted on 23-03-2015.

04-03-2015

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03-03-2015

It is understood that the Review petition filed by DoT in Hon. Delhi High court  against the Hon. Delhi High Court order  for  repatriation of un absorbed  ITS officers from BSNL / MTNL   is dismissed.  DoT filed the review petition after three years of the original order.
Contempt case filed by SNEA (I), AIBSNLEA and BSNLEU relating to deployment of ITS in BSNL in Honble Delhi HC is listed for hearing tomorrow.

03-03-2015

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02-03-2015

JTO to SDE Promotion case at Hon. High Court Ernakulam., postponed to 05-03-2015 as Hon. High Court was hearing another case which will continue for two more days.

02-03-2015

CPC for Promotion of AOs/Sr.AOs to the grade of STS on ad-hoc basis
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