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Messages updated during the month of  Nov 2014

22-11-2014

Extend full support to strike by Coal India workers on 24th Nov, 14.
Comrades throughout the Country must hold massive country wide lunch hour demonstrations at CGM/GM Hqs in support of the strike by Coal India workers to oppose the unwarranted move of the govt. to offload its 10% equity in profit making CPSU which has been operating in a hostile and counterproductive climate of unprecedented political corruption in nexus with corrupt private sector for the last two decades. Hats off to workers of Coal India who, despite all the odds and massive political corruption and policy paralysis in the sector, yielded positive and encouraging results. Extend them full support in defeating ulterior motives of the govt. to shield corrupt private sector yet again at the cost of highly strategic and revenue yielding CPSU.

22-11-2014

MOC & IT mulling final burial of BSNL
Comrades get ready for a protracted and do or die struggle to defeat diabolical moves of the govt. to consign strategic national telecom institution to flames. On the pretext of slow pace of broad band penetration, for which BSNL is in no way responsible, MOC&IT is preparing fertile and elaborate ground for final burial of BSNL by converting BBNL into full fledged service provider to kill our potential broad band segment business and create a parallel state owned competitor. End result of this would inevitably be that both companies collapse.  Comrades, rise to the occasion to safeguard our beloved Company from annihilation and knock down sinister moves of MOC&IT and the Govt. Alibi of slow broad band penetration is a calculated ploy to hand over strategic and monopolistic last mile to private sector.    
MOC&IT is totally unconcerned, disinterested and unconnected to chronic and multiple policy ills afflicting BSNL. No effort is made by MOC&IT yet to even look cursorily at some basic issues that continue to paralyze growth of BSNL. Policy paralysis continues and Govts Hoopla to end policy paralysis is a complete hoax with regard to BSNL. MOC&IT needs to connect to hard ground realities of BSNL and come out of the ivory tower that he is living in since his taking over with regard to BSNL.
Our struggle has to force MOC&IT to come out of ivory tower and reconcile to and understand hard ground realities of BSNL so as to comprehensively address chronic and basic issues that impede growth of BSNL. Our struggle has to remind MOC&IT that he is the owner of the prestigious and strategic telecom institution of the Nation and that it is his fundamental responsibility to strengthen it, not weaken it. As of now he has made no effort whatsoever to even understand the basic issues that require comprehensive and expeditious resolution.   
As far as we are concerned, we are fully committed to deliver high speed internet to common man through highly ambitious Digital India initiative of the Govt. MOC&ITs apprehensions that BSNL cannot deliver on high promise of PM to deliver high speed internet are unfounded and devoid of reality. Our struggle has to force him to understand the larger issues of policy in BSNL that need quick resolution. BSNL will never be found wanting in meeting the objectives spelt out by the Govt., once basic and larger issues are addressed in totality. That has to be the essence and objective of our struggle. And SNEA, given its chequered legacy and history of walking that first crucial extra mile of struggle, is fully capable of creating this situation. Gear up  to create that situation that compels MOC to have a hard look at the ground realities prevailing in BSNL that have jeopardized its growth.    
- News in Todays Economic Times - Page 15
Government may bundle internet, eServices projects into one
The telecom department (DoT) plans to shortly move a Cabinet note to merge two key broadband ventures into a jumbo Rs 60,000-crore project to speed up delivery of high-speed internet and government services to the common man under the ambitious Digital India drive.... Read More

22-11-2014

Lunch /Closing hour demonstration to be organized on 24.11.2014 at Circle/SSA HQs in support of strike in Coal India to protect the captive mines and disinvestment move. By the strong opposition from the employees, last week Govt decided to exclude the captive mines from the auction process.

22-11-2014

SNEA(I) UP(East) published JTO(T) to SDE(T) LDCE study materials in their website www.sneaupe.org

Click here for downloading Study Materials->   Paper-I Mgmt, Paper-II-CFA, Paper-II-CM, Paper-II-EB

22-11-2014

JTO to SDE Promotion – Urgent attention of CS, Office bearers and activists: VC pending from ALTTC, BBNW, BRBRAITT, CTD, ETP, GUJ, HP, IN, NCNGN, NE-I and NTR Circles for the first batch itself.(Reminder issued on 13.11.14).
Assessment report with two years additional ACRs of 2010-11, 2011-12 of 1998, 1999 and 2001 batch JTOs of all categories and ST category from 2002 to 2005 with VC for 1999 & 2001 (OC and SC only) not received from any of the Circles. Last date is 30.11.2014 (Reminder issued on 18.11.14).
CHQ is making allout efforts to get the promotion orders issued at the earliest. However it all depends how fast our CSs, office bearers and activists at all levels respond in the sending the necessary feed back to BSNLCO with VCs and ACRs.

21-11-2014

View Corporate office Orders
LICE - Revaluation of Answer sheet - Court  order
LDCE for SDE Telecom under 33 perc quota - Corrigenda
Discount on DLC for SWAN
Landline CAF modification
GSM revnue analysis for Sep 2014
Modification in CM S and D Policy 2012

21-11-2014

Direct Recruitment of 962 JAO Posts in BSNL. Online Registration starts on 01-12-2014.
Click here to view notification

21-11-2014

Lunch /Closing hour demonstration to be organized on 24.11.2014 at Circle/SSA HQs in support of strike in Coal India to protect the captive mines and disinvestment move. By the strong opposition from the employees, last week Govt decided to exclude the captive mines from the auction process.

21-11-2014

GS will be on tour from 22nd to 29th November. Contact CHQ President or AGSs (HQ) if required.
Seminar organized by AIBOC, NCOA, SNEA(I) and AIPEF at Banglore on 22.11.2014 and Hyderabad on 23.11.2014. All Office bearers and activists to attend the seminar.
AIC of SNATTA will be held at Kolkatta on 23.11.14.
CEC of AP Circle will be held at Hyderabad on 24th and 25th November, 2014.

CEC of Kolkatta TD Circle will be held at Kolkatta on 13th and 14h December, 2014.
CEC of RAJ Circle will be held at Jodhpur on 16th December, 2014.

21-11-2014

Seminar organized by AIBOC (All India Bank Officers Assn), NCOA, SNEA(I) and AIPEF(All India Power Engineers Federation) at Banglore on 22.11.2014 and Hyderabad on 23.11.2014. All Office bearers and activists to attend the seminar and utilize the opportunity.

21-11-2014

GS Writes to Hon.Prime Minister of India regarding filling up of CMD/BSNL and Dir(HR), DIR(Fin) posts --- Govts public posture to revive BSNL hollow and dubious. strategic and key positions like CMD/BSNL vacant for months together, Director(HR) and Director(Finance) unfilled for years together. Gigantic and strategic Company is being deliberately allowed to decay so as to help private operators and eventually justify its sale to vested interests. Present MOC&IT betraying Govts proclaimed public stand to end policy paralysis and has miserably failed to take elementary steps to revive BSNL.
Click here to view letter

GS Writes to Hon.MOC and IT regarding TRAI Recommendations dated October 15, 2014, titled - Valuation and Reserve Price of Spectrum: Licenses expiring in 2015-16.
Click here to view Letter

21-11-2014

JTO to SDE Promotion – Urgent attention of CS, Office bearers and activists: VC pending from ALTTC, BBNW, BRBRAITT, CTD, ETP, GUJ, HP, IN, NCNGN, NE-I and NTR Circles for the first batch itself.(Reminder issued on 13.11.14).
Assessment report with two years additional ACRs of 2010-11, 2011-12 of 1998, 1999 and 2001 batch JTOs of all categories and ST category from 2002 to 2005 with VC for 1999 & 2001 (OC and SC only) not received from any of the Circles. Last date is 30.11.2014 (Reminder issued on 18.11.14).
CHQ is making allout efforts to get the promotion orders issued at the earliest. However it all depends how fast our CSs, office bearers and activists at all levels respond in the sending the necessary feed back to BSNLCO with VCs and ACRs.

21-11-2014

Sufficient copies of Manifesto are printed by CHQ. It will be dispatched to all SSA/Dist Secretaries once Membership verification date is announced. All SSA/Dist Secretaries may mail the postal address to CHQ with the number of Executives working in the SSA, including non recruiting units.

20-11-2014

Meeting with GM(Estt): GS and AGS Com Vivek Wankhede met GM(Estt) and held discussions on a) issuing guidelines on fixation of seniority among the JTOs who are eligible for different vacancy years in the last TTA to JTO LICE and b) allowing option to the JAO 2010 batch for pay fixation as per 2nd PRC beyond 07.05.2010, the cutoff date.

 

Meeting with GM(Pers): GS and AGS Com Vivek Wankhede met GM(Pers) and held discussions on issued related to soft tenure stations and cancelling the transfer orders of Executives working in soft tenure places in AP, PB and HP Circles. After discussion GM(Pers) assured that remaining orders also will be issued soon.

 

DGM(Adhoc) to DGM(Reg) VC for 27 DGMs received from CVO office. Promotion orders will be processed soon.

20-11-2014

SNEA(I) UP(East) published JTO(T) to SDE(T) LDCE study materials in their website www.sneaupe.org

Click here for downloading Study Materials->   Paper-I  Paper-II-CFA Paper-II-CM

19-11-2014

Forum of BSNL Unions & Associations serves notice to Secretary, DoT and CMD, BSNL on various demands related to growth and viability of BSNL.

 

Programme of Action

 

1. “Demands Day” on 11th December 2014 with Lunch Hour Demonstrations.

 

2. 10 Days Campaign from 11th to 20th December 2014.

 

3. “March to Parliament” on 19th December 2014.

 

4. 3 Days Dharna at SSA/Circle/BSNL CO from 6th to 8th January 2015.

 

5. Indefinite Strike from 3rd February 2015.

 

Charter of Demands:

1. Filling up the posts of CMD/BSNL and DIR(Finance) and DIR(HR) of BSNL Board:

2. Formation of subsidiary companies of BSNL.

3. Compensation for Loss on landlines for rural / remote area service.

4. Procurement of equipment for development, expansion and better service, more focus on laying OF cable to strengthen the transmission network.

5. Transfer of Assets to BSNL

6. Proposal for Merger of BSNL and MTNL.

7. Spectrum Liberalisation and Trading.

8. Pension contribution on actual basic instead of maximum of the pay scale for the employees absorbed from DoT to BSNL.

9. Reject the recommendation of TRAI to force BSNL to surrender 1.2 MHz spectrum in premium 900 MHz band.

10. Reject M/s Deloittee Consultant recommendations

11. Allotment of spectrum free to BSNL

12. Provide financial assistance to BSNL to expand the network.

13. BBNL should be merged with BSNL

14. 4G Services should be started by BSNL.

15. Refund of BWA spectrum charges by the Government for the spectrum surrendered by BSNL earlier.

16. 78.2% IDA merger fixation for pre-2007 and post-2007 Pensioners.

17. Pension Revision of BSNL Pensioners

18. Fresh Recruitment of Staff required

19. BSNL service to be mandatory to Central Government, State Government and PSUs:

20. Condition of mandatory purchase of equipments from ITI to be scrapped.

Forum notice dated 18.11.2014

19-11-2014

BSNL Management responds to various issues raised in our letter dated 05.11.2014 in continuation of our earlier trade union notices. The demands raised in the letter are:

1) Implementation of standard pay scales of E2, E3 etc, for JTOs, SDEs etc.

2) 30% superannuation benefit to BSNL recruits.

3) Promotion from JTO(T) to SDE(T) under 67% quota for the vacancy years 2009-10 onwards, JAO to AO promotions, holding of LDCE from JTO(T) to SDE(T) against 33% for the vacancy years 2010-11 onwards.

4) Implementation of CPSU cadre hierarchy.

5) Settlement of long pending pay anomalies.

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

7) Amendment in BSNLMS RRs 2009 to bring about complete uniformity in functional promotions for Civil/Electrical at par with Telecom/Finance, notional date of pay w.e.f 01.10.2000 for Civil/Electrical at par with finance.

8) Accommodate seniors in their respective Circles in DE promotions to the extent DE vacancies are available.
BSNL response

19-11-2014

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19-11-2014

Confirmation of Direct Recruit JAOs of 2010 batch reg: Corporate office has instructed to immediately initiate the process of confirmation of JAOs of Direct Recruit-2010 batch if not already done and complete the process immediately. Compliance to be intimated on or before 01.12.2014... View Copy of the letter.

19-11-2014

Finalization of scheme and syllabus for LDCE from JTO (TF) to SDE (TF) reg - GS writes to CMD...View copy of the letter.

18-11-2014

Meeting with GM(FP): GS and AGS Com Vivek Wankhede met GM(FP) on 18.11.2014 and discussed JAO to AO promotion and confirmation of JAO 2010 batch for completing the DPC work. The DPC proposal is still under the consideration of BSNL Management. On confirmation, GM(FP) agreed that it cannot be linked with promotion when juniors are already confirmed and considering for promotion. Further on confirmation of JAO 2010 batch, GM(FP) assured that direction will be issued shortly to all the Circles to complete the job by Circles itself as confirmation is in the domain of recruiting Circles. Some Circles written to BSNLCO for issuing confirmation orders by BSNLCO

18-11-2014

View Corporate Office Orders:

JTO to SDE Promotion - Forwarding Screening committee report with present VC status latest by 30.11.2014. (JTOs of 1998, 1999, 2001 OC/SC/ST and upto 2005 ST).

DE Regular promotion - Modification order - UP West 2 cases. 
DE Transfer from Term cell to UP West reg .

DE Request transfer from Cor off to Rajasthan Circle .
DE Transfer from Term cell reg.
DE Request transfer from Cor. off.  to Circles.
SDE Tenure transfer reg.

SDE Inter circle transfer from AP to A & N.

18-11-2014

Proposal for switching over to on-line examination in BSNL - GS writes to GM (Rect.) regarding the Feedback / suggestion of our Association...View letter copy.

18-11-2014

Meeting of the Joint Committee on E2, E3 pay scale and CPSU cadre hierarchy.

Discussions held on implementation of CPSU cadre hierarchy. Finally it is decided to continue the discussions after 15 days in which Assns will give a presentation. The official side will study the financial implications if any on the issue.

On implementation of standard pay scales of E2, E3 for JTOs, SDEs and equivalent cadres, the official side was inclined to consider E2, E3 pay scales for JTOs, SDEs etc replacing E1A and E2A if there is no cascading effect to other scales from E3 onwards. On the demand for implementation of standard pay scales from E2, E3 to E7, Chairman told that this is not the mandate of the committee and if E2 to E7 has to be discussed, it has to be brought to the notice of Management as it is having huge financial implications. The mandate is limited to E2, E3 for JTOs, SDEs and equivalent cadres in place of non standard pay scales of E1A and E2A. Further DoT also to be consulted since pension issue is involved. If Management agrees to modify the mandate to the committee, it will be discussed further. Chairman directed GM(Estt) to take up the matter with DIR and CMD and get the feedback.  

All the members of the Joint Committee except GM(SR) was present in the meeting. GS and AGS represented SNEA(I).

18-11-2014

DoT directed BSNL to file Review Petition in Hon Supreme Court against the judgment dated 12.08.2014 in list no 6 & 7 seniority case. BSNL is in the process to file the RP by next Week.

17-11-2014

17-11-2014

Issue of Diary for Executives and Non Executives for the calender year 2015 - View Order copy.

17-11-2014

Manifesto for Membership verification:

A thought for unity, a vote for SNEA(I)
Manifesto

17-11-2014

Parliament March at New Delhi on 09.12.2014 by AIBOC (All India Bank Officers Assn), NCOA, SNEA(I) and AIPEF(All India Power Engineers Federation).

17-11-2014

Joint Committee meeting on introduction of E2 & E3 IDA pay scales for JTOs / JAOs and SDEs / AOs and equivalent cadres and CPSU cadre hierarchy in BSNL will be held today, 17-11-2014 from 12.00 PM.

17-11-2014

JTO to SDE Promotion: JTO VC received from BR and HR Circles. VC pending from ALTTC, BBNW, BRBRAITT, CTD, ETP, GUJ, HP, IN, KRL, NCNGN, NE I, NTR, RAJ Circles.

15-11-2014

15-11-2014

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14-11-2014

JTO to SDE seniority case at Hon CAT, Ernakulam. The arguments in the OA continued for more than 3 hours today and concluded at 5.50 PM. Judgment is reserved. Since the Hon division bench is not sitting next week and the same member will not be available next time, the arguments went upto 5.50 PM to conclude. One Administrative member was deputed from Hon CAT, Banglore to Ernakulam just for this week. Our Assn took the lead in all aspects and our pleading with BSNL to file an MA in addition to our MA for allowing BSNL to go ahead with promotions, helped in listing the case for early hearing. Originally the case was posted to 17.11.2014 but division bench is not available on that day. 

In Chennai also, SNEA only became party and defended the case properly.

 

VC received from JKD, MH and WTR Circles today.

CHQ is making allout efforts to get the promotion orders issued at the earliest. However it all depends how fast our CSs, office bearers and activists at all levels respond in the sending the necessary feed back to BSNLCO with VCs and ACRs. 

14-11-2014

JTO to SDE seniority case at Hon CAT, Ernakulam:

Arguments are continuing even at 04.30 pm

14-11-2014

JAO to AO Promotion Status: After continuous persuasion of our  Association SNEA(I), JAO 2010 batch has been now included in JAO to AO promotion in the same DPC. The 2010 SC, ST JAOs will get promotion and the orders will be issued in two sets in compliance of court judgement. First for JAOs of 2003 and 2004 batch and second for JAOs of 2006, 2007 & 2010 (only SC,ST) batch. Inclusion of 2010 batch with SC, ST quota happened only after the intervention of SNEA(I). We will pursue the DPC for the remaining vacancies also.

13-11-2014

View Media Reports:
BSNL hikes Broadband tariff of select plans, to be effective December 1, 2014.
Strengths & Weakness of BSNL as per Tele-Density & Market Share of September 2014. 
BSNL Announces Best WiFi Plans with Unlimited Internet at Varanasi, Stands as Top Service Provider. 
BSNL FTTH Unlimited Broadband Hottest menu for Benglurians with 20 Mbps Speed @ 1045/ Month for 50GB.
How to Check Your BSNL Broadband Speed, Difference between KBps and kbps. 

13-11-2014

View Corporate office orders:
DE Regular promotion - Modification order for one executive.
Option for joining in soft tenure areas of Bihar circle reg .
JTO to SDE promotion (Seniority Quota)- Furnishing current VC status - Reminder.
VC pending from ALTTC, BBNW, BR, BRBRAITT, CTD, ETP, GUJ, HP, HR, IN, JKD, KRL, MH, NCNGN, NE I, NTR, RAJ Circles


13-11-2014

GS writes to Hon. MoC & IT regarding decision of the Govt. to denationalize Coal sector and destabilize strategic public sector Coal Unit of Country by offloading its 10% equity motivated and devoid of merits - Association supports strike by workers of Coal India on 24th Nov, 14 by holding Lunch hour demonstrations throughout the Country at Circle / SSA Hqs. ...... View Copy of the letter.

13-11-2014

Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for promotion to the grade of Sub-Divisional Engineer (Telecom) under 33% Quota to be held on 15.02.2015.

View Notification of Examination.

13-11-2014

JTO to SDE seniority case at Hon CAT, Ernakulam:

Preliminary arguments started today. Our senior lawyer pleaded for allowing BSNL to go ahead with promotions but bench was not inclined to modify the interim order at this moment. Our senior lawyer vehemently opposed the postponement of the case to some other day and told the court that due to non-availability of division bench, our clients have suffered badly and cannot suffer further.Finally, Hon court decided to list the case for final hearing on 14.11.2014, tomorrow at 2 PM. We are keeping a close watch on the case. Sr lawyer from BSNL also pleaded.

13-11-2014

Holding of meeting of the Committee constituted for examining the issue of introduction of E2 & E3 IDA pay scales for JTOs / JAOs and SDEs / AOs and equivalent cadres and the Committee constituted for examining the introduction of CPSU cadre hierarchy in BSNL on 14-11-2014 is postponed to 17-11-2014.

13-11-2014

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13-11-2014

Rule 206 related seniority case at Hon SC postponed to 26.11.2014 as BSNL sought 15 days time. The hearing will be completed on 26.11.2014.  

13-11-2014

JTO to SDE seniority case is listed for hearing today at Hon CAT, Ernakulam.  SNEA filed a separate MA for allowing BSNL to issue promotion orders in case the OA is not heard today itself. BSNL filed another MA for early hearing and disposal of the case.

Meanwhile VC from BR, CTD, JKD, KRL, MH, NE I, NTR, RAJ Circles not received yet irrespective of repeated reminders.

The additional two years ACRs of JTOs of all categories (OC/SC/ST) rect in 1998, 1999 and 2001 and ST category from 2002 to 2005 also to be sent urgently to BSNLCO. The assessment report for the two years supposed to reach BSNLCO by 30.11.2014, but none of the Circles sent it so far.

On LDCE from JTO to SDE notification, CLO given clearance to conduct one single examination instead of separate examinations for the unfilled vacancies of 2009-10 and 2010-11 onwards. The LDCE will be notified in a couple of days. This issue was deliberated with GM(Rect) by all the Assns on 11.11.2014 in the meeting held to discuss conduction of online examinations. There will be more than 4000 vacancies in different categories. JTOs having 3 years service as on 01st July, 2013 will be eligible for the LDCE for 2013-14.

12-11-2014

Model format for RTI - Report of the committee to DoP&T.
CCS (CCA) Rules 2014 - Second amendment -Notification by DoP&T.

12-11-2014

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11-11-2014

DGM (Adhoc) promotion: The DPC completed. However the promotion orders are delayed due to Rule 206 seniority case in SDE cadre, arguments continuing in the Hon Supreme Court. In case of an adverse judgment on the existing seniority, changes will take place in the existing SDE seniority list 1 to 5. The CAs and SLPs came up for hearing on 05.11.2014 in continuation of the arguments on 30.10.2014. The case posted for continuing the arguments on 12.11.2014 but the bench is not sitting on 12th.

11-11-2014

GS Com K. Sebastin attended the 7th All India Conference of BSNLEU at Kolkata on 08.11.2014. GS addressed the seminar on Viability of BSNL. DIR(CM) and other Trade Union/Association leaders also participated.


11-11-2014

View Corporate office orders:
DGM Adhoc to DGM regular promotion for 4 executives in Telecom Finance.
DE Regular Promotion - Correction - Modification order.

11-11-2014

Benefits of past services to be given to  TTAs  for fixation of pay in JTO Post -  Clarification regarding extending the benefits to  the Internal officials selected in  DR JTO 2007 and 2008 batches reg - View Order Copy

11-11-2014

REVISED SCHEDULE for MEMBERSHIP VERIFICATION among Executive Associations issued by Corporate Office.
VIEW ORDER COPY...

11-11-2014

11-11-2014

10-11-2014

View Corporate office orders:

10-11-2014

Meeting with Sri A. N. Rai, CMD/BSNL: GS and CHQ President met CMD/BSNL today morning and discussed modifications in DE promotions as per seniority and genuine medical cases. CMD was out of country during last one week. Assn requested to modify the orders for the above cases as good number of vacancies are available in different Circles at least this week itself as all of them are on leave anticipating change in postings. CMD assured that some cases as per seniority and medical ground will be considered this week itself.

09-11-2014

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08-11-2014

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07-11-2014

View Corporate office orders:

Transfer and posting in the grade of SDE Civil and Modification in SDE Civil promotion order.
SDE Tenure transfer order.

07-11-2014

GS writes to GM (Pers.) regarding Calling VC for the JTOs of 1999 and 2001 recruitment year in OC and SC category for JTO to SDE promotion for the vacancy years 2012-13 and 2013-14 for which additional ACRs are called for on 17.09.2014 ............. View Copy of the letter.

07-11-2014

Holding of meeting of the Committee constituted for examining the issue of introduction of E2 & E3 IDA pay scales for JTOs / JAOs and SDEs / AOs and equivalent cadres on 14-11-2014 at 12 Noon reg – View Copy of the letter.

 

Holding of meeting of the Committee constituted for examining the introduction of CPSU cadre hierarchy in BSNL on 14-11-2014 at 11 A.M reg – View Copy of the letter.

07-11-2014

The Stand of the association in strongly opposing the recommendation of TRAI to force BSNL to surrender 1.2 Mhz spectrum in premium 900 Mhz band and thereby put it up for upcoming auction for private operators fully vindicated. Association virtually condemned the nexus between TRAI and private operators while recommending BSNL should surrender 1.2 Mhz spectrum in premium 900 Mhz band. 

Our letter addressed to Hon. MoC & IT on 27-10-2014 strongly denounces the recommendation (View Copy of the letter).

In line with the arguments put forth by this association to oppose the said recommendation, DOT, Policy makers also out rightly rejects the recommendation of TRAI to allocate more spectrum than is presently available in the upcoming auction.

View Media reports:

DOT panel rejects TRAI proposal on spectrum auction.

DOT panel rejects TRAI call to conduct simultaneous sale across bands.

07-11-2014

GS writes to Hon MoUD regarding Execution of Civil/ Electrical works of other Central Government Ministries / Departments under Rule 126 of GFR 2005 by BSNL Civil wing – Inclusion of BSNL Civil Wing as a PWO is pending with MoUD for more than 2 years...... View Copy of the letter.

05-11-2014

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05-11-2014

DE Regular promotion order for 22 executives.
DE Transfer order - Modification order.
DE Transfer order - Modification order.
JTO to SDE T promotion under LDCE quota held on 04-03-14 - for one executive.

05-11-2014

JTO to SDE promotion — case at Hon CAT, Ernakulam: The MA filed by BSNL for early hearing of the petition came up for admission before the Registrar today. Now the case is posted for 13.11.2014 for final hearing. Earlier the case was posted for 17.11.2014. It is understood that Division bench is sitting next week.

However VC still pending from BR, CHG, CTD, GUJ, HP, HR, JKD, KTK, KRL, MH, NE I, NTR, OR, RAJ and UKD Circles. CSs should arrange the VCs on warfooting.

 

GS and AGS Com Arvind Dahiya met GM(Pers) and Addl GM(Pers) and held discussions on the court case at Hon CAT Ernakulam and possible way outs to issue promotion orders.

05-11-2014

GS writes to CMD/BSNL on non resolution of Critical HR issues -- Concrete assurances on initiating serious and meaningful discussion for resolution of critical issues especially of the basic cadres of JTO/JAO and SDE/AO like standard pay scales w.e.f. 01.01.2007, 30% superannuation benefits to BSNL recruits, CPSU cadre hierarchy and promotions from JTO and JAO cadres etc yet again betrayed, forcing us to re-start very shortly our organizational actions deferred in September, 2014.
If serious and meaningful discussions do not commence within a fortnight from now, we will be compelled to restart our organizational actions by first week of December, 2014 and Management will be squarely responsible.

Click here to view letter

04-11-2014

Circle Conference of SNEA(I), Uttarakhand Circle  held at Dehradun on 31-10-2014.

An opens session was conducted on the topic “Role of Trade unions and management in facing emerging intense business and policy challenges”. CHQ President Com G.L.Jogi, GS Com K. Sebastin, AGS Com Avind Dahiya, CS Com S S Rauthan and others addressed the open session. Sri S.P.Shukla, CGMT, Uttarakhand Circle was the chief Guest. Sri A.K.Mittal/GM(HR &CFA), Uttarakhand Circle, Sri P.D.Chirania/GM (F), Sri Rajiv Jauhari/GMTD, Dehradun and Sri Suryakant, GM(CMTS) also addressed. Circle president Com. Sri Rajiv Chauhan presided the meeting.
 GS and CHQ President addressed the house on various developments on cadre issues and appealed to the members to start organizational preparations to re-start the agitations on various cadre issues like E2, E3 pay scales, 30% superannuation, JTO to SDE promotions, CPSU cadre hierarchy, issues related to Civil/Elect/Arch/TF, first TBP after 4 years, pay anomalies etc.  
The following office bearers unanimously elected for the next term. Com. Jai Vikram Singh/C. President, Com S.S.Rauthan/CS, Com. P.K.Singh/C Treasurer and Com. Rajiv Chauhan/CWC member.  Four BSNL directly recruited JTOs, Com Vivek Tiwari (Ex CS/AIGETOA), Com Vishal Bhatia, Com Rajneesh Kumar and Com. Mahesh Joshi also elected into the new Circle body.


03-11-2014

View Cor. off. orders:

DE Regular Posting order - Modification order.
Promotion of AOs Sr AOs to the grade of STS -CAO on ad-hoc basis - Calling for APAR - Cov lr .
Promotion of AOs Sr AOs to the grade of STS -CAO on ad-hoc basis - Calling for APAR - List .


03-11-2014

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03-11-2014


03-11-2014

01-11-2014

Editorial

Defeat Govts preposterous moves to reduce BSNL to rubble-Roll back BBNL and augment BSNL transmission network to successfully meet challenges of Broad band penetration.

Alarm bells have started ringing loudly and ominously since Govt. in collusion with vested interests have started serious and concerted moves to destabilize our beloved Company. It all started with creation of BBNL. What for we do not know except to kill BSNL whose biggest ever strength has been all along its last mile connectivity, both in underground cable as well as OF network. In almost all the Circles, our OF cables are stretched to block level and to the Grama Panchayat level in good number of locations. This inherent strength has enabled us to generate huge business potential in leased circuits and MPLS circuits, even through competitive tenders. Our SWAN circuits to State Govt’s, connectivity to Universities, Colleges etc. are result of this strength of ours. Massive capital investments of BSNL on which virtually no returns have accrued due to hostile policies of the Govt. and non level playing field have gone into building this last mile connectivity infrastructure.

BBNL is formed just to extend the OF cable to the Gram Panchayats and villages which are  not connected by BSNL so far by simply laying few hundred of meters of OF cable from where the fibre of BSNL is already available. The project work has been distributed among BSNL, Rail Tel and PGCL in the ratio 70:15:15. The entire project is funded by USO fund. The assets will be added to BBNL and BSNL is reduced to a mere contractor since it will get peanuts as commission from BBNL for using its bandwidth.

Natural and legitimate choice for executing the project should unquestionably be BSNL since BSNL is the biggest contributor towards USO fund and is a 100% Govt. owned PSU having massive OF network across entire length and breadth of the Country. What is the rationale in creating two PSUs, BSNL and BBNL to give BB connections? This is policy approach and vision of the owner of the Company. Not only is BSNL deprived of legitimate resources from USO funded projects but the basic and crucial objective of the Govt. to take Broadband to the door step of every Gram Panchayat is defeated today because of abnormal delay. This is simply because BBNL has no expertise, background and professionalism to execute such projects. The only inference that can be easily drawn is that creation of BBNL is surely a stepping stone in weakening BSNL in an area where it has enormous strength which private operators don’t have. The sordid story does not end here but diabolical steps are being taken to convert BBNL into a parallel service provider. Recruitment of executives in BBNL and other sinister moves and calculated steps point clearly towards creation of BBNL as a competitor of BSNL to greatest advantage of private operators.  

In the name of BBNL, BSNL has stopped laying fibres towards the customer ends, thus mortgaging the entire potential and strategic last mile connectivity to BBNL. It is completely misleading to conclude that assets of the NOFN with which BSNL is associated will be added to BSNL. It is a mischievous propaganda of vested interests who find an opportunity to grow in BBNL? All that BSNL will earn is a few hundred crores on account of its mortgaging its potential dark fibre to a non- existent entity, BBNL. Larger danger is that even our existing potential leased line circuits, MPLS connections, SWAN circuits, connectivity to Universities, colleges etc, may also be shifted to BBNL once it become operational fully. Our existing dark fibre upto block level will become redundant once BBNL decides to go for tender for the dark fibre connectivity upto block level in the future? Our growth will be crippled.

Toughest part of any new project, survey and planning, is completed by BSNL for a few crores. Other strategic data of the project gathered by BSNL like location, availability of BSNL OF fibre to be tapped, length of each OF cable to be laid to Gram Panchayats and other locations with route etc are available with BBNL. Now BBNL started blackmailing BSNL, putting the entire blame of delay in the project on BSNL. BBNL is threatening BSNL that second phase of OF laying may not be given to BSNL. If the BBNL does not have the survey data, will they talk like this?

BSNL management played hell with its business by getting associated with BBNL and not laying OF cable to the premises of potential customers in the name of NOFN? Entire work force of BSNL attached with transmission project wings and transmission work are diverted to NOFN work. The OF cable laying work of BSNL suffered and our aged and faulty OF cables are not getting replaced. OF cables are not available. Eastern region is worst affected, ETP is not able to make any headway in this regard for the last few years. If BSNL allows this to continue by focusing on BBNL work, ignoring our own strategic importance of strengthening the BSNL transmission network, we will be surrendering another strong area where BSNL is having ver high reach compared to other operators?

There is a strong need to relook at our priorities, big focus is required on OF cable laying to strengthen our own transmission network and our fibre should reach to the customer premises having business potential. This strategic business area should not be surrendered to BBNL which is another company. Finally, even though quite belated, we must rise up in arms and resolutely demand rolling back of BBNL into BSNL. Otherwise, we will be reduced to rubble. We have faltered at not defeating move to create BBNL. Let us not delay its rolling back. 

01-11-2014

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