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Messages updated during the month of  Feb 2017

20-02-2017

View Media Reports:
Telecom operators likely to see washout in Q3, losses may follow in Q4.
Telecom Regulator Examining App-Based Calling Service of BSNL.
The Indian telecom industry added 5.15 million mobile subscribers in January 2017.
Freebies of Jio resulted in 20% revenue loss to the Telecom industry.

18-02-2017

View Media Reports:

18-02-2017

View Corporate office orders:
SDE tenure transfer order.
SDE tenure transfer order- Retention reg.
AO / Sr. AO Inter circle transfer order.

18-02-2017

BSNL aims to complete North East telecom project by Dec 2018.... View Media report.

17-02-2017

JTO to SDE promotion under SCF before Hon. High court of Kerala:
Detailed arguments for the above case were continued for the entire three days on 15, 16 and 17th Feb. As the matter was pertaining to three writ petitions, it was heard at length by the Senior Counsel.
From BSNL side, Senior Counsel from New Delhi appeared for all the 3 days and on behalf of SNEA, Senior Counsel Shri O.V.Radhakrishnan argued the case.  SNEA Kerala Comrades - Circle President, District Secretary Ernakulam, Assistant District Secretary Ernakulam and two SNEA Comrades from Hyderabad were present in the Court for the whole 3 days.
There was no written submission or appearance on behalf of AIBSNLEA for obvious reasons.
Direct Recruits who are recruited after 2001 challenging the seniority assigned to JTOs recruited between 1996 and 2000 were represented by three Counsels. CP, CS, CT and other office bearers of AIGETOA were also present in the court.
Today at 4.30 PM, the arguments concluded and the Hon. High Court reserved the case for pronouncing judgement.

17-02-2017

Urgent attention of CSs...
Screening Committee report for promotion to DGM(Adhoc) is not received from AP (part), BR, CHTD, HR(1 Case), J&K, JKND,KRL, KTK(part), MH, ETR, NTR, NE-I, PB, ETP, TN, UP-E, UP-W. original copy not received from NE-2, INSP&QA. DPC is scheduled for this month

17-02-2017

JTO to SDE seniority promotion case at Ernakulam,arguments continuing today also

17-02-2017

Circle Executive Committee meeting of SNEA, MH Circle on 3rd and 4th February 2017: 
A grand Circle Executive Committee meeting of SNEA, Maharashtra Circle was held at Marathwada  Mahsul  Prashikshan  Prabodhini, , Aurangabad on 3rd& 4th February2017. At 0945 Hrs flag hosting was done by the hands of Com. S R Kalmegh , CP SNEA MH circle.  It was attended by the DSs, COBs, CWC/CEC members from all the nook & corners of MH Circle. Open session of the CEC was supposed to be attended by Hon. CGMT MH Circle along with GM HQ , but due to urgent visit of Hon. Minister of Communication at Mumbai Circle office, Shri Peeyush Khare CGMT MH addressed the CEC through a video conference which was very successfully organized by brilliant technocratic team of young comrades of Aurangabad, though it was arranged with last minute intimation, it was very successful.
Com. M S Adasul, DyGS SNEA, in his address to the august house , congratulated the various SSA teams of MH circle for a grand success in very first membership verification. He thanked all the district secretaries and their teams for taking all out efforts and increasing the margin of votes that is not seen anywhere in entire country. He added , it is a great victory and only because of the lead in MH Circle SNEA has emerges as the majority association. 
Com. V B Kokate , CS in his Circle Secretary report updated the house about the activities being undertaken in last one year. He covered the efforts being taken for tenure & non-tenure transfers, Rule-8 transfers, exhaustive organizational and campaigning  Tours to various districts and success achieved in EMV. He also covered the issues of officiating JTOs, First TBP in 4 years and other organizational activities being observed throughout the year mainly trade union action at Gadchiroli for non-relieving of tenure completed executives, grant of immunity cases, Term cell space allocation issue at Nagpur, issues of C/E Wing executives, brain storming session with CGM MH Circle etc. ... View Glimpses of Photos.

17-02-2017

View Corporate office orders:
Extra one hour work - Gesture of Unions and Associations - Dir HR letter.
Utilisation of In-house legal human resources at three levels reg - Dir HR letter.
Amendment of TA DA rules 2002 in order to make equal to the Govt deployed officers - HAG to JAG reg.
HRA for S A S Nagar Mohali at par with Chandigarh - Clarification.
LTC - Fulfillment of procedural requirements - Clarification of DoP and T.

15-02-2017

JTO to SDE seniority promotion case came up for hearing today at Ernakulam. The Arguments continued for the whole day. BSNL senior lawyer from New Delhi started arguments on behalf of BSNL. Arguments will continue tomorrow.

14-02-2017

As per the request of SNEA, Clarification order issued on Rule-8 transfers in the cadre of JTOs and amendment of Para-9 in BSNL Transfer policy.

Click here to view the clarification letter
Click here to view the letter written by GS on 02-02-2017

13-02-2017

CWC Meeting at Hyderabad

First CWC meeting after Membership Verification started at Hyderabad today 13-Feb-2017.

Click here to view Glimpses of Photos.


11-02-2017

March to Raj Bhawan / Collectorate / DM Office on 9th March, 2017 -- Make extensive preparations:

The meeting of the Unions and Associations of BSNL, held on 06-02-2017 unanimously decided to organise March to Raj Bhawan / Collectorate / DM Offices on 09.03.2017. In other words Rallies should be conducted at all Circle and District headquarters on 09-03-2017.

Demands:-

a) Opposing Niti Ayogs proposal for Closure and transfer of BSNL assets to State Govts.

b) Opposing formation of Subsidiary Tower Company.

c) Demanding allotment of 4G spectrum, free of cost, to BSNL.

d) Opposing favours being extended to Reliance Jio.

 

This programme will help us in a big way, to propagate among the public, the conspiracies being hatched by the Government and the Niti Ayog, to disinvest and finish BSNL in one way or the other way. All Circle and SSA Secretaries are requested to coordinate with the other Unions and Associations for the successful implementation of the rallies on 09.03.2017. 

11-02-2017

Developments on E2, E3 pay scales:

As per the letter from DoT, DIR(HR) and PGM(Estt) tried to make a presentation to AST and other officers of DoT on 10.02.2017. According to the informations, AST already made up his mind on the issue and not even bothered to listen to BSNL presentation. AST maintained his earlier stand that E1 and E2 pay scales to be given for the new recruits and for those recruited in E1A scale, additional increments will be given. Otherwise E1A and E2A pay scales will be approved by sending it to Union Cabinet.

DIR(HR) informed that AST opined that E1A and E2A pay scale is applicable only for those absorbed from DoT and for the BSNL recruits, E1 and E2 pay scales are applicable from 2000 onwards. BSNL done a mistake by new recruitment in E1A scale from 2001.

Finally the decision is going to be taken by Secretary, DoT and the CMDs say in this regard will be very crucial. The confusion created on the pay scales during the last two years given sufficient opportunity and time for DoT to take such a negative stand.

Now the Executives are in three stages, in E1 scale of Rs 16400, in E1+5 of Rs 19020, at Rs 22820 etc. AST and DoT is thinking about E1 scale of Rs 16400 only, not even E1+ 5 increments of Rs 19020 or E2 scale of Rs 20600.

Comrades, it is high time to maintain unity among all the Executives. We will not allow any force to demote the cadre. Our unity, unity among the Executives only can save the cadre from demotion to E1 and E2 scales. 

10-02-2017

Congratulations: The court case filed by SNEA at Hon PCAT, New Delhi for the pay fixation under FR22(1)(a)(1) without the restriction of FR 35  for the officiating JTOs come up for hearing today and we got favourable judgment. The benefit extended to SNEA members as in the case of others. We met PGM(Estt) and held further discussions on its immediate implementation. Once judgment copy is received, it will be immediately endorsed to the Circles, PGM(Estt) assured. Our Jt Sec Com Arvind Dahiya was present in the court to pursue the case.

10-02-2017

Kind attention of CSs and CWC members:

CMD/BSNL Shri Anupam Shrivatava, DIR(HR) Smt Sujata T Ray and Sri R. K. Mishra, Director, Institute of Public Enterprises, Hyderabad will be addressing the CWC and open session at Hyderabad on 13.02.2017, 2.30 PM at Indira Priyadarshini Auditorium, Public gardens, Nampally, Hyderabad. GM(SR) also will be present.

The CWC venue changed from RTTC Auditorium to Hotel Sidhartha, 4-1-465/466, Bank Street, ABIDS, HYDERABAD. Ph No: 040-24740222, 24740230.

10-02-2017

Urgent attention of Circle Secretaries:

Screening Committee report for DGM(Adhoc) promotion is not received from A&N, AP & Telangana, BR, CHTD, CTD, ETP, ETR, HR, INSP, J&K, JKD, KRL, MH, MP, NE I, NE II, NTP, NTR, OR, PB, QA, TN, UKD, UPE, UPW, and KTK(Partial). Soft copy shall be mailed to dpcagm@gmail.com. The scanned copy in CD may be send to AGM, DPC as per the instructions.

10-02-2017

Meeting with Sri R K Misra, Member(Services), Telecom Commission, DoT: GS and CHQ President met Members(S) on 09.02.2017 and held discussions on the following subjects:

a) Implementation of 3rd PRC report by Govt: Last week Cabinet Secretary called a meeting of all the secretaries of the Administrative Ministries to have discussion on the matter. Member(S) and Jt Sec(A) represented DoT on behalf of Secretary. The pension revision for BSNL and MTNL pensioners also discussed. Govt has given some time to the Administrative Ministries to give feedback on the report.

b) Circulating the order enhancing the Gratuity from 10 lakhs to 20 lakhs to the CCAs as per 7th CPC: Since DoT, Finance suggested to get the opinion of DoPT also, the matter referred to DoPT. The revised Gratuity ceiling of Rs 20 lakhs is applicable from 01.01.2016 for all the pensioners covered under CCS pension Rules, 1972. BSNL and MTNL pensioners also covered by the same rules. We requested to circulate the Govt order as done in 6th CPC implementation. Member(S) assured to speed up the process.

Meeting with PGM(Estt): GS and CHQ President met PGM(Estt) and DGM(Estt) on 09.02.2017 to discuss the final presentation to be made to DoT on implementation of standard pay scales of E2 and E3 replacing the intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A. The presentation will be at 04.00 PM on 10.02.2017.

On issuing guidelines on Rules 8 cases, as discussed with us, the proposal already moved to competent authority for approval.

09-02-2017

SNEA Sangrur District Executive Committee meeting (Punjab Circle) was held today at Telephone Exchange Sangrur under the able guidance of Com Amarjit Singh CS. Com Jasvir Singh, Joint Secretary North, Com Ran Singh, District President, Com Raghvir Singh, District Secretary, Com Nirmal Singh, Asst Secy SNEA SRR, Com S.L Khurana, EC member SNEA  and all the Execeutive committee Members   from Sangrur attended the meeting. In the meeting Com Vijay Kumar, District Secretary AIGETOA Sangrur & Com A.P Singh, District president AIGETOA   along with  all the 15  members of AIGETOA joined SNEA. All were cordially  welcomed by garlanding.  Com S.L Khurana DET and Com Mohinder Singh EC members,  SNEA SRR played a leading role for the merger of AIGETOA with SNEA in Sangrur. CHQ and SNEA Punjab Circle wholeheartly welcomes  all the new members........View Photos.

08-02-2017

GS and CHQ President met PGM(Estt) and held discussions on the following issues:

a)        Presentation to DoT on 10.02.2017 regarding E2, E3 pay scales proposal: PGM(Estt) informed that the presentation will be made on 10.02.2017 proposing E1A to E2 and E2A to E3.

b)        Instructions on Rule 9 cases: Clarification will be issued in this regard as some Circles raised queries about the date of implementation of the recent guidelines. It is suggested by Estt wing that since there is no specific mention on date of implementation, it will be prospective only. The file moved to Restg wing and we further discussed it with GM(Restg). The clarification on date of implementation will be issued shortly by Restg Cell.

c)        TTA to JTO LICE results in Kerala circle: The speaking order will be issued with the approval of CMD. The proposal moved as desired by Kerala Circle and will be issued in few days. 

08-02-2017

The meeting of UNIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS IN BSNL was held on 06-02-2017 and  reviewed the implementation of the ongoing SWAS programme. It noted with satisfaction that, the revenue of the Company has increased during the period from April to December 2016, in comparison to the corresponding period of the previous year, as a result of which the loss of the Company has also come down. At the same time, the meeting also felt that, a final push is needed to be given, to boost the revenue collection of the Company, before the current financial year comes to an end. Keeping this goal in mind, the meeting has unanimously resolved to call on the entire Non-Executives and Executives of BSNL to work for an extra one hour every day, from 10.02.2017 to 31.03.2017. It is decided that, maximum efforts should be taken during this period, to intensify the marketing activities, by giving special focus to the latest tariffs launched by BSNL. Atleast the Non Executives and Executives posted in Indoor and offices may volunteer one day in a month to join with the marketing activities and Melas etc. It is also decided that special efforts should be made to improve the quality of services .....View copy of the letter issued to CMD by the Convenor.

08-02-2017

08-02-2017

Meeting with Sri Anupam Shrivastava,  CMD, BSNL on 07.02.2017:

GS, CHQ President and AGS met CMD BSNL and held discussions on the following issues:

a)  Presentation to DoT on 10.02.2017 regarding E2, E3 pay scales proposal:

On the pursuation of CMD with Secretary/ DoT and based the DO letter from CMD in this regard, DoT asked BSNL to give a detailed presentation on 10.02.2017 on the subject. We requested CMD that BSNL should make a detailed presentation to DoT giving details of 1) the intermediary pay scales like E1A, E2A, E2B, E3A, E3B, E7A, E7B, E7C, E8A, E9A etc introduced in other CPSUs like BHEL, NTPC, ONGC, Coal India, FCI etc during 1st PRC period, 2) Union cabinet decision and DPE order dtd 26.11.2008 and 02.04.2009 regarding 2nd PRC and standard pay scales, 3) status of intermediary pay scales in other CPSUs after 2nd PRC (all upgraded the intermediary pay scales to the next higher standard pay scales), 4) more than 70% of the Executives recruited after 01.01.2007 are BSNL direct recruits and DoT don’t have any financial implications etc. CMD informed that the presentation will include all such informations.

b)        CPSU Hierarchy implementation: We requested to finalise the CPSU Hierarchy as per Khan Committee recommendations. Now the proposal discussed with management and SNEA is under consideration of top management. It may be decided at the earliest.

c)        Finalization of HR plan: All the HR issues are pending for the last two years due to non-finalization of HR plan. The norms are to be finalized including the new businesses and then HR plan is to be finalized. Our letter dated 06.02.17 explains the areas which are not covered earlier.

d)        Increasing the number of DGM posts: Considering the huge stagnation in Telecom Engineering wing and so many DGM posts are occupied by ITS officers, we demanded to increase of DGM posts to 2500. Our letter dtd 06.02.2017 gives a picture about the present status.

07-02-2017

The matter related to calculation of vacancies for JTO(T) LICE from year 2013-14 was taken up by SNEA Punjab Circle and was thus referred to establishment cell of BSNLCO by Punjab Circle. The matter was pursued in the establishment cell of BSNLCO, New Delhi.It is reliably learnt that case-II has been approved and will be communicated to Punjab Circle very soon. This is also subject to the condition that the ongoing court case is withdrawn by the petitioner.

06-02-2017

GS writes to Director HR regarding the Developments in Hoshiarpur SSA in Punjab Circle – Acts of DS/AIBSNLEA are nothing but a pre planned, thoughtful and deliberate provocation to our SNEA Hoshiarpur branch who are peace loving. This biased attitude of the concerned officer was brought to the knowledge of SSA and Circle administration including the CGMT/Punjab Circle by SNEA  but there was no improvement in the attitude. Request to take appropriate action ... View Copy of the letter.

06-02-2017

View Corporate Office Instructions:
Guidelines for settlement of claim for compensation on accidents applicable to Dot and PSUs under its control reg.
Property tax is the responsibility of the owner of the property ( Infra structure provider) reg.

06-02-2017

View corporate Office orders:
SDE Inter circle transfer order.
SDE Inter circle transfer order.
DE transfer order..
DE transfer order,
SDE tenure transfer order.
Non implementation of transfer orders reg - Dir HR.
Forwarding transfer requests on completion of tenure posting and lnter-circle transfer order.

06-02-2017

GS writes to CMD  to take necessary action to  fill up all the DGM vacancies including the vacant DR DGM posts and Addl GMs taken charge as GMs ... View Copy of the letter.

06-02-2017

GS writes to CMD regarding increasing the number of DGM (T) posts by matching savings to address the huge stagnation in Telecom Engineering side in comparison with other streams. In addition, the DGM posts occupied by ITS officers really hampering the existing promotional avenues.It is high time to address it when HR plan is getting finalised.... View Copy of the letter. 

06-02-2017

GS writes to Director HR regarding Finalization of HR plan – Revolving around Deloittee recommendations and figure arrived by the consultant will not meet the requirement of the company as Deloittee never made any case study on the field requirements – Staffing norms are to be finalised to meet the operational requirements considering the ground realities... View copy of the letter.

06-02-2017

Attention of Branch/SSA/Circle Secretaries:Submission of subscription Forms to DDOs:

As per BSNLCO orders, two months time given to submit the forms to DDOs. So all the forms are to be submitted latest by this month (February) itself. For the purpose of processing in time all SSA Secretaries should submit the forms latest by 15.02.2017. CSs may monitor the progress regularly. Some Circles made very good progress in this month itself. After this month, we will get the opportunity to submit forms only in the month of June, 2017.Special focus may be given to our members working in Non recruiting units like Mtce Regions, Transmission Project, Civil, Elect, Arch, QA, T&D/INSP, NCNGN, Training Centres, NFS, Term Cell, CCAs, ITPC, BBNW etc.

06-02-2017

Payment of pending CHQ quota, Building and Legal Fund:

All  CSs and SSA/Branch secretaries are requested to clear the pending CHQ quota up to December 2016, Building and Legal fund immediately, before ensuing CWC at Hydrabad from 13-02-17 to 15-02-17. It can be directly deposited into the CHQ account (SBI, Purasawalkam, Chennai, SB Account Name - SNEA / CHQ, SB Account no.: 10332931596, IFSC Code: SBIN0001515) and details may be mailed to CHQ Treasurer. Payment details up to 02-02-2017 sent to CSs / CTs by e-mail. So far  five SSAs have remitted CHQ quota in the bank and details not passed on to CHQ / Treasurer. For any clarifications regarding discrepancies,the District / Circle Treasurers are requested to contact the CHQ / Treasurer :R.Rajan, Mobile -9486102600, e-mail: rajanbsnl@gmail.com.

04-02-2017

New venue details for CWC meeting:  
Hotel Siddhartha, 4-1-465/466, Bank Street, Abids, Hyderabad. Hotel Phone No.: 040 24740222, 24740230. 
Open session will be conducted at Indira Priyadarshini Auditorium, Public gardens, Nampally, Hyderabad.

04-02-2017

Urgent attention of Circle Secretaries:

Screening Committee report for DGM(Adhoc) promotion is not received from A&N, AP & Telangana, BR, CHTD, CTD, ETP, ETR, GUJ, HP, HR, INSP, J&K, JKD, KRL, MH, MP, NE I, NE II, NTP, NTR, OR, PB, QA, RAJ, TN, UKD, UPE, UPW, WTP, and KTK(Partial). Soft copy shall be mailed to dpcagm@gmail.com. The scanned copy in CD may be send to AGM, DPC as per the instructions.

04-02-2017

Meeting with PGM(Estt) and DGM(Estt) on Rule-8 transfer on 03.02.2017: GS and AGS met PGM(Estt) and discussed Rule-8 transfers and demanded to issue instructions to all CGMs to utilise the newly promoted JTOs as substitutes. Hundreds of Rule-8 cases are pending in various Circles, completed 8 to 10 years. Now JTOs are joining in various Circles through LICE. Utilizing them as substitutes, all the Rule-8 cases are to be settled. Some Circles taken good initiative in this regard. After the intervention of SNEA/KTK, CGM/KTK Circle agreed to consider 74 Rule -8 cases when 84 new JTOs are joining, giving a big relief. However CGMs of other Circles are lagging, especially Circles like TN. The plea that TTAs are becoming JTO and the number is not increasing is not acceptable as in other cadres like SDE, AO, DE, CAO etc, there is no outside recruitment. Transfers are considered as and when promotion is taking place.

We requested to issue instructions to all the Circles to consider all the Rule 8 cases as and when new JTOs are joining either on promotion or through direct rect. Further to review the cases on a quarterly basis on other occasions.

In continuation of the earlier discussions with DIR(HR) and GM(Restg), GS and CHQ president met GM(SR) on 03.02.2017 and discussed about the social security measures like Term Insurance and formation of Corpus fund. GM(SR) assured that the SNEA demand will be referred to GM(Restg) as per the direction of DIR(HR) for further processing the matter.

03-02-2017

JAO LICE for 40% quota held on 17-07-2016
Result declared on revised answer keys.

Click here to view Forwarding Letter
Click here to view the Answer Key
Click here to view Result

02-02-2017

Attention of Branch/SSA/Circle Secretaries: Submission of subscription Forms to DDOs:

As per BSNLCO orders, two months time given to submit the forms to DDOs. So all the forms are to be submitted latest by this month (February) itself. For the purpose of processing in time all SSA Secretaries should submit the forms latest by 15.02.2017. CSs may monitor the progress regularly. Some Circles made very good progress in this month itself. After this month, we will get the opportunity to submit forms only in the month of June, 2017. Special focus may be given to our members working in Non recruiting units like Mtce Regions, Transmission Project, Civil, Elect, Arch, QA, T&D/INSP, NCNGN, Training Centres, NFS, Term Cell, CCAs, ITPC, BBNW etc.

All efforts may be taken to complete 100% collection of forms before the CWC meeting at Hyderabad from 13-15, February, 2017. CSs may bring the details to CWC with break ups – Circle (including Civil/Elect/Arch/TF), Mtce Regions, Transmission Project, QA, T&D/INSP, NCNGN, NFS, ITPC, BBNW etc.  

The subscription forms for QA, INSP/T&D, NCNGN, BBNW etc may be collected by the CSs and bring to CWC meeting so that it can be delivered to concerned DDOs at Delhi and Jabalpur.

The list of the members with other particulars for whom subscription deduction done are to be mailed to CHQ in the email id sneachq@yahoo.com by the DDOs, every month. Instructions are already issued by SR section. Only the mail from MP Circle received for January. CSs of remaining Circles may pursue to send the mail with particulars every month. The Non recruiting units also to send (Total 49 units).

02-02-2017

Payment of pending CHQ quota, Building and Legal Fund:

All  CSs and SSA/Branch secretaries are requested to clear the pending CHQ quota up to December 2016, Building and Legal fund immediately, before ensuing CWC at Hydrabad from 13-02-17 to 15-02-17. It can be directly deposited into the CHQ account (SBI, Purasawalkam, Chennai, SB Account Name - SNEA / CHQ, SB Account no.: 10332931596, IFSC Code: SBIN0001515) and details may be mailed to CHQ Treasurer. Payment details up to 02-02-2017 sent to CSs / CTs by e-mail. So far  five SSAs have remitted CHQ quota in the bank and details not passed on to CHQ / Treasurer. For any clarifications regarding discrepancies,the District / Circle Treasurers are requested to contact the CHQ / Treasurer :R.Rajan, Mobile -9486102600, e-mail: rajanbsnl@gmail.com.

02-02-2017

Editorial:

Crucial threshold for 3rd PRC–Profits for FY 2016-17- commences. Mobicash Mobile Wallet with SBI, partnership with Tata Telecom for sharing 44 Million international Wi-Fi Hotspots, Limited Fixed Mobile Telephony (FMT) and Ditto TV are the new collaborative potential business initiatives. Exponential accelerated growth will put us in driver’s seat. 

We have just entered the crucial last phase of the most decisive financial year, 2016-17, which is going to leave an indelible mark in terms of deciding where and how we all shall be placed to negotiate the implementation of the decision of the Govt. on the recommendations of 3rd PRC. Balance sheet of FY 2016-17 is going to be naturally of very critical and strategic significance in allowing us the required space and manoeuvrability that is always needed while issues of huge financial magnitude such as implementation of wage revision are negotiated. In the absence of that strategically needed elbow room negotiating the best becomes impossible.

Majority voice of Executives that we have emerged in the recently concluded first referendum in BSNL places incredibly enormous responsibility on us to naturally negotiate the best. But then negotiating the best, as everyone recognizes and understands, in a commercial enterprise, largely depends upon how the company is placed in terms of its capacity to meet the financial burden. This is a hard and fundamental reality, regardless of which commands majority status, which cannot be brushed aside in the present political and economic environment. That, however, never implies that we are going to be relenting and compromising in any manner in getting the best. We stand committed to living up to the trust and confidence that has been reposed in us and that goes without saying.

So this takes us to a more fundamental and realistic issue of taking a very close look at and evaluating financial performance of the Company. First two quarters of the present FY witnessed significant improvement in our business and revenues. However demonetization adversely impacted our revenues in the third quarter the way it affected other operators. Having entered the conclusive and critical phase of the year, it is high time to single-mindedly focus on accelerating the growth and increase the revenue generation, utilizing all our resources. Enterprises business and provisioning of Leased circuits, FTTH connections, Broadband connections etc are some of the potential areas where revenue increase is possible in the shortest time since we are very fast approaching 3rd PRC implementation and enough time is not at hand to negotiate and implement the nerve centre of our forthcoming agenda- 3rd PRC- the last one for about 80% of DOT absorbees and just critical one for BSNL recruits - how crucial it is!

Of late, BSNL management has been taking series of business initiatives to accelerate growth. GSM Phase VIII tender, with emphasis on 4G business, NGN tender to replace all the existing switches with NGN Technology etc are some of the major and potential business initiatives that were witnessed this year.

BSNL has launched Mobicash Mobile Wallet in association with the largest Public Sector Bank, State Bank of India. It will provide a mobile wallet to the masses and works with smart as well as normal feature phone. The special feature of  Mobicash is that users can deposit cash with BSNL retail outlets and can also withdraw cash from his/her account. The wallet initially launched in Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana, Bihar Circles and will later spread out to other Circles. Its pan India launch is expected to be completed by 31st January, 2017. Mobicash wallet with the largest bank, State Bank of India, is a major and significant step towards cashless payments and increasing our presence among public. It has to be given vide publicity among the public and downloading the App will give better ratings to Mobicach wallet. The wallet is expected to be a competitive one to the existing most popular digital payment option PaYtm.

BSNL partnered with Tata Communications, to deliver a high quality mobile experience and to provide its customers access to 44 million Wi-Fi hotspots globally at fixed prices starting Rs 999. The alliance will give subscribers seamless access to 44 million Wi-Fi hotspots in more than 100 countries including international flights and rail systems. The Wi-Fi will allow BSNL subscribers to the largest Wi-Fi network outside India. BSNL is the first among the Indian mobile operators to have taken this big step forward towards enabling mobile subscribers to access Wi-Fi internationally. Subscribers will not need multiple passwords and will have to register just once to get connected to the nearest participating Wi-Fi hotspot. The customers can activate the Wi-Fi plan through BSNL s mobile application. The plans are priced at Rs 999 for three days, Rs 1,599 for 15 days and Rs 1,999 for 30 days, inclusive of all other charges. This very big and potential business initiative heralds BSNL’s foray in international mobile segment in a truly versatile manner.

BSNL announced launching of Limited Fixed Mobile Telephony (FMT), an App that virtually turns mobiles into cordless phone working in sync with landlines within home premises and mobile TV service Ditto TV. This latest Limited Fixed Mobile Telephony (FMT) service is different from the contentious Fixed Mobile Telephony service BSNL launched last year but was forced to put on hold following opposition from cellular operators. This service turns mobile handset into a cordless device within home premises, enabling customers to avail the attractive landline tariffs of BSNL like free calls on Sundays and night time calling.

On the mobile TV offering, BSNL mobile users can download Ditto TV App from the play store, install it on mobile, register and then start using the service, which is available on subscription basis at Rs 20 per month and is also bundled with Data Special Tariff Voucher for recharge of Rs 223. Ditto TV is a mobile TV service wherein subscribers can view live TV for over 80 channels including HD channels. The service has multi screen option as it can be viewed on both iOS and Android devices, that is, mobile, tablet, TV or on PC

Fully capitalizing on these potential business initiatives and converting them into long term and sustainable business mechanisms of the Company largely depends on how deeply we get involved in execution of these initiatives. These initiatives, coming just on the heels of 3Rd PRC, are a big shot in our armoury, since they have inherent potential of enhanced revenue generation and of considerably narrowing down the losses further. This will naturally mean considerable increase in operating profits for the FY 2016-17, and, in a situation like that, we shall be best placed to negotiate and finalize the implementation of 3rd PRC, with confidence, optimism and that elbow room that is always needed when issues of such significance are negotiated and finalized. The bottom line and the challenge before us is how quickly and to what extent we are able to extract strategic mileage out of these initiatives.

02-02-2017

Direct Recruitment of Junior Engineers in BSNL for the year 2015 from Open Market - Result Declared.


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02-02-2017

Meeting with Sri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD/BSNL on 01.02.2017: GS, CHQ President and AGS met CMD, BSNL and held discussions on the following issues:

a) Implementation of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy and increasing the number of DGM posts. We explained the details of the discussions with PGM(Pers) in this regard. The demand for relaxation in qualifying service, promotion to AGM grade on TB basis and increasing the DGM posts are the contentious issues. CMD assured to consider the demands positively.

b) Approval for E2, E3 pay scales: We explained the discussions with AS(T) in this regard. CMD informed that after his discussion with Secretary/DoT, Secretary is of the firm opinion that the proposal has to be decided within DoT and no need to send to Cabinet. The BSNL presentation will be based on the latest MC decision restricting the proposal to E2 and E3. On sending the revised proposal, CMD informed that the revised proposal will be send as per the advice of Secretary after Secretary takes a call on the suggestion to send it to Cabinet.

c) HR plan finalization: The HR plan is to be finalized at the earliest since all the HR issues are ending in the Board due to the non-finalization of HR plan. In the proposed HR plan, norms are not available for Trans mtce by Regions, Trans project, ITPC, BBNW, training Centres, BB/FTTH mtce etc which are to be corrected. CFA norms for rural and NE areas are to be reviewed.  CMD assured that these issues will be taken care and directed us to have further discussions with DIR(HR) and GM(Restg) in this regard.

d) Promotion to DGM posts – increasing the DGM posts by adding vacant DR DGM posts and the posts vacated by Addl GMs given the charge of GMs. We requested to fill up all the DGM posts as mentioned above. CMD informed that the response from last promotion order is not at all encouraging and BSNL is not able to fill up the vacancies in different Circles. After lot of pleadings, CMD agreed to fill up the posts by early DPC.

02-02-2017

GS, CHQ President and AGS met PGM(Pers) and Jt GM(Pers) on 01.02.2017 and held further discussions on

a) CPSU Hierarchy implementation: The data almost collected by Pers Section. The outcome of the discussions will be presented to DIR(HR) on 03.02.17 and then to CMD. After that discussions will be held next week.

b) JTO to SDE promotion under LDCE quota and SDE to DE promotion: Further discussions held on the subject to find some way out for giving the SDE postings. Since HR plan is not finalised, Board is not ready to consider any HR issues like SDE RR amendment. Meanwhile the SLPa are prepared and just waiting for the certified copy of the judgment from Chandigarh High Court.

c) Expediting DGM promotion utilizing DR DGM and resultant vacancies by giving Addl GMs charge of GMs: We requested to fill up all the vacancies by this month itself. PGM assured to expedite the process but requested cooperation from Assn to fill up the vacancies in different Circles facing acute shortage of DGMs.

GS and CHQ President met Sri Ashuthosh Gupta on 01.02.2017 and held discussions on:

a) Finalizing the HR plan: We explained the shortcomings in the HR plan which are to be corrected before finalization.

b) Further actions on the social security measures like formation of Corpus fund, Group Insurance scheme etc. GM(Restg) informed that as per our proposal, DIR(HR) directed to process the case and GM(SR) will be sending a note to Restg section in this regard. 

01-02-2017

GS writes to Director HR regarding   Rule-8 transfers in the cadre of JTOs and amendment of Para-9 in BSNL Transfer policy ... View Copy of the letter.