Forum leaders informed us that they told CMD that the services and growth of Kerala Circle is deteriorating for more than one year and if immediate corrective measures are not taken, Kerala may also become a loss making Circle in another one year time.
Sri.N.K.Gupta, Director-CFA was also present in the meeting.
Forum leaders visited the venue at BSNL CO and extended all their solidarity and support for the struggle.
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DE Regular Promotion order issued for 112 more Executives - View Order
DE Regular Promotion order issued for 2 more Executives - View Order
Indefinite hunger strike by CS KRL, CHQ Tresurer, AGS and our Kerala Comrades started at Circle Office, Tiruvanathpuram.
After getting feedback from the Circles, slight changes are made in the next programmes:
01.10.2014, BSNL Day: It will be observed by performing 1 hour extra work.
14.10.2014 : Lunch / closing hour demonstration at Circle/SSA HQs.
28.10.2014 : One day Dharna at Circle/SSA HQs.
10.11.2014 to 14.11.2014: Relay hunger strike at Circle/SSA HQs.
We sincerely hope that BSNL Management will listen to the burning issues of the Executives and resolve them without further delay. If the issues are not resolved, then we have to go ahead with the agitation programmes as declared and even to further intensify the agitation by 15th December, 2014 till the issues are resolved.
Make extensive preparations by conducting Branch/ SSA level meetings and meeting each and every Executive one by one and make them to join the struggle.
Indefinite Hunger strike by CHQ leaders at corporate office and CHQ Treasurer, Three AGSs from CHQ and Circle Leaders at Kerala circle office w.e.f 22-09-2014
· Stop vindictive action by the Administration.
· Honour the commitments.
· Withdraw all charge sheet, diesnon, vindictive transfers etc.
Massive participation in the Dharna held on 18th Sept,
2014 across the country ---
congratulations to one and all.
Keep the momentum and start mobilization for the next programmes from 01.10.2014 onwards. We will continue our struggle till we achieve our demands as per the assurance given in March, 2014.
Massive participation reported from Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, UP(E), Karnataka, West Bengal, Kol TD, Punjab, Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, NE I etc etc. Hundreds of Executives participated in the Dharna at Delhi, Chennai, Banglore, Patna, Pune, Hyderabad, Bhopal, Lucknow, Ludhiana etc.
The massive participation shows the large scale resentment among the Executives in non resolution of the crucial issues of the basic cadres, JTO/JAO, SDE/AO etc like E2, E3 pay scales, promotions, 30% superannuation benefits, CPSU cadre hierarchy etc even after the assurance from management in March, 2014.
Large no of Executives especially young comrades participated in the agitation, irrespective of membership realizing the fact that this struggle is going to decide their future. SNEA, the home of JTOs will never allow its demotion and continue the struggle for the promotion of JTO cadre by way of pay scales, promotions etc.
In TN and CHTD, the Dharna held on 19.09.2014 due to elections. J&K Circle was exempted from demonstration and Dharna as they are fully involved, round the clock, in restoration of the services in J&K.
However, the vindictive actions, especially the transfer of office bearers and activists, massive victimization in the form of dies-non, charge sheet to the office bearers, transfer in the name of rationalization and ERP etc continuing after the settlement reached on 01.08.2014, clearly in violation of the terms of settlement.
Against these vindictive actions, CHQ office bearers will be starting “Indefinite Fast” at BSNLCO and Kerala Comrades at Circle office, Trivandrum from 22.09.2014. “Work according to Rule” in Kerala Circle also will continue. CHQ Treasurer and three AGSs are deputed to Kerala Circle. Remaining CHQ office bearers will be at New Delhi.
GS letter to CMD, BSNL
Next programme will be announced by Monday: Tentatively it is fixed as follows:
01.10.2014, BSNL Day: It will be observed by performing 1 hour extra work.
14.10.2014 : One day Dharna at Circle/SSA HQs.
28.10.2014 : Lunch / closing hour demonstration at Circle/SSA HQs.
10.11.2014 to 14.11.2014: Relay hunger strike at Circle/SSA HQs.
Massive Dharna held at BSNLCO demanding a) E2, E3, --- pay scales for JTO/JAOs and SDE/AOs, b) 30% superannuation benefit to BSNL direct recruits, C) JTO to SDE and JAO to AO promotions, d) Time Bound functional promotion or CPSU cadre hierarchy, e) Settlement of Pay anomalies, Antedating etc, f) First TBP uniformly after 4 years, g) BSNL MS RR amendment and notional pay for Civil/Elect etc and h) Filling all the vacancies in Circles on DE Regular promotions.
About 400 comrades participated in the Mass Dharna. Comrades from Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana, UP(West), Delhi Circle, BSNLCO and MTNL/Delhi participated in the Dharna. CSs of Punjab/Rajasthan/Haryana/UP(West) Circles, Com V K. Thomar, GS/MTNLEA, Com G L Jogi, CHQ President and Com K Sebastin, GS addressed.
Massive participation reported from different parts of the country. Details will be uploaded later.
Dharna will be held tomorrow, on 19.09.2014 in TN and CHTD circles.
Mass Dharna on 18th Sept, 2014Make extensive preparations for the Mass Dharna on 18th Sept 2014 demanding E2, E3, --- pay scales, 30% superannuation benefit, Time Bound functional promotion or CPSU cadre hierarchy, JTO to SDE promotions, Pay anomalies, Civil / Electrical issues, First TBP after 4 years, Filling the vacancies on DE Regular promotions etc.
Appeal to all the executives to join the struggle irrespective of Association. This is a struggle to protect the dignity of the cadre, to protect the cadres from demotion. This is a struggle to motivate the Executives which in turn will strengthen the efforts of revival of BSNL.
Mobilize all the Executives and Make it a great success.
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Promotion under seniority quota from JTO to SDE - Furnishing Assessment report and ACR for 2012-13 and 2013-14 vacancies reg.
All Circles may complete this work on war footing. The ACRs for the vacancies upto 2011-12 already available at BSNLCO. CS/SSA Secretaries to ensure that assessment report and ACRs for the years 2010-11 and 2011-12 of the eligible JTOs are reaching BSNLCO in time.
Promotion in the grade of EE electrical on Regular basis.
Advisory regarding non sharing of BB service connection over WiFi reg.
JTO to SDE promotion: ACR, Assessment report and Gradation list details missing cases are uploaded on 16.09.2014. All CSs to send the information to CHQ urgently.
Meeting with Sri Anupam Srivastava, DIR(CM) on 08.09.2014: Detailed discussions held for more than one hour on developmental issues. Our comrades made extensive study on the GSM services, BTS outage, revenue from BTSs, performance of franchisees, retailers and DSAs working in SSA/BTS wise, USO BTSs etc. Association suggested to make the retailers and franchises and DSAs more accountable to make them market and sell our product as now they are focusing only on top up business. Further to make each Executive and employees involve in the sales and marketing, “BRAMA”, a pilot project implemented in Kolkata SSA which is proposed to be extended to other SSAs also. In case of CTD, trans eqpt for increased bandwidth, requirement of battery for BTS, tower sharing, RF optimization etc discussed. DIR(CM) focused on tower sharing as it is having high potential.
Meeting with Sri N K. Gupta, DIR(CFA) on 09.09.2014: During the meeting with DIR(CFA) in which GM(BB) Sri Manikkam also present, the following issues discussed: a) requirement of 5 pair and higher size cable, b) strengthening the repair centre for repairing C DoT cards by providing required infrastructure and sufficient fund available so that all types of C DoT cards can be repaired, at present vendor is not able to repair the cards and thousands of cards are not repaired for months together and c) being a lightning prone area, special fund allocation for improving the exchange earthing etc.
Meeting with Sri M C Choube, ED(CN) on 09.09.2014: Discussion held for more than one hour for the optical fibre network of Eastern region. A very good presentation of status of OF network of ETR especially under WB and CTD Circles made by the comrades of ETR to ED(CN). The discussion focused on the slow pace of OF project work by ETP, hiring of dark fibres from Rail Tel for one or two years for giving un-interrupted connectivity to South, West and East corridors. ED(CN) suggested to swap the fibre with Rail Tel as Rail Tel is demanding fibre from BSNL for NOFN project. For CTD additional ADM eqpt for bringing RSUs etc in ring, OF cable for bringing BTSs in ring etc discussed.
STS Regular - VC pending status - Kind attention of CSs / DSs.
JTO to SDE T Promotion under Seniority quota:
Furnishing ACR and assessment report ( For left out 306 JTOs) reg.
Requirement of Gradation list particulars - From AP Circle and CHTD.
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Mass Dharna on 18th Sept, 2014
Mobilize all the Executives.
Trai may need to look for alternate spectrum bands.
Spectrum sharing, trading guidelines by year-end: Prasad.
BSNL Offers Free Calls & SMS to BSNL Customers of Srinagar area Natural Calamity.
Calling for volunteers ( DE / SDE / AO / JTO ) at new locations of Fixed line IN Platforms at Pune / Chandigarh - reg
Difficult to do business in India; telecom is in a mess.
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View Glimpse of Photos of Lunch hour Demonstration held at Corporate Office / New Delhi on 11-09-14.
View Glimpse of Photos of Lunch hour Demonstration held at Circle HQ / SSA HQ on 11-09-14.
Kind attention of CSs:
Massive Lunch Hour Demonstration held at BSNL Corporate office, New Delhi on 11-09-2014:
More than 400 comrades participated in the lunch hour demonstration. Huge number of comrades of MTNL EA also joined in the demonstration. In addition to GS and CHQ President, Com.V.K.Thomar, GS / MTNL EA and Con. S. N. Prasad, President MTNL EA addressed the gathering. Large number of comrades from Haryana circle in addition to comrades of BSNL Cor. Office and NTR Circle participated in the demonstration.
CSs / DSs are requested to mail the report and photographs to CHQ.
Lokpal rule on declaration of assets of babus wives stayed by Delhi high court.
BSNL becomes lifeline of Kashmir; first network to start functioning during the flood.
Lunch hour demonstration on 11th Sept, 2014
Mobilize all the Executives.
Meeting with Sri S S Aggarwal, GM(Pers): Com K Sebastin, GS, Com Rakesh Sethi, GS/AIBSNLOA, AGS Com Arvind Dahiya met GM(Pers) and held discussions on modification of posting orders on DE promotion to CHTD, TN, KTK, MH and STR as per seniority. Large no of DE vacancies are available in these Circles. Huge no of SDEs leaving the Circles on promotion will affect the functioning of the Circles also, GS pointed out. Further the cases of 57 age as on 31.08.2014 also to be considered, Assn pointed out.
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Out of 404 cases, 223 VCs received by BSNLCO from CVO office and another 35 is under process in CVO office. VC of 148 Executives expired and the VC of 148 cases are sent to circles for sending their latest Vigilance clearance reports. CSs to take action for sending the VC immediately.
Telecom firms may soon pay less for universal service obligation.
DOT rejects plea of BSNL plea for more compensation for services in Naxal areas.
DOPT letter to Secretaries on filing Returns of Assets and Liabilities - Last date extended up to 31-12-2014.
BSNLCO issued instructions to Kerala Circle to implement all the commitments made to the Assn. CGMT/Kerala is out of station and as per the suggestion of Kerala Circle to facilitate its implementation, Indefinite fast at BSNLCO and Kerala Circle office at Trivandrum postponed to 17.09.2014. However “Work according to Rule” in Kerala Circle will start from tomorrow.
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All CSs except NE I and NE II attended the meeting. Com Rakesh Sethi, GS/AIBSNLOA addressed the meeting and called upon to work unitedly for the issues related to the Executives. Com V. K. Thomar, GS/MTNLEA addressed the meeting. Com Nagesh, CS/SNATTA represented SNATTA as GS and President /SNATTA could not attend.
All CSs and office bearers appreciated the role SNEA(I) could play in DE Regular promotion ending the adhocism and filling all the vacancies upto 31.03.2014. All CSs in their report specifically mentioned to further concentrate on JTO to SDE promotion, JAO to AO promotion, CAO(Regular) promotion and DGM(Adhoc) promotions, JTO/TTA recruitment, regularization and FR22(1)(a)(1) fixation for officiating JTOs etc.
Proposed agitation programmes: Assn decided to continue the trade union programmes till the resolution of the issues – standard E2, E3 pay scales and addressing the pay disparity of 2007 and 2008 batch JTOs, 30% superannuation benefit to BSNL recruits, Promotion from JTO(T) to SDE(T) for all the vacancies, Time Bound Functional promotion /CPSU cadre hierarchy, pay anomalies, First TBP uniformly after four years w.e.f 01.10.2000, Amendment in BSNLMS RR 2009 for Civil/Elect/Arch/TF wings and notional pay w.e.f 01.10.2000 and retention of DEs to the extent vacancies available. The struggle will continue till we achieve our demands. As part of the agitation, SNEA(I) will observe BSNL day, 01st October, with one hour extra work (half an hour in the morning and half an hour in the evening). Further programmes will be announced by CHQ by 18th September.
Membership verification: The issues like “mutual understanding and settlement of issues”, 15 office bearers at Circle level, 3 tier system at Metro Circles, collection of fund other than subscription etc to be addressed without further delay and all efforts should be made to make the amendments before the verification itself. It is also decided to make extensive preparations for the membership verification to be held on 10th December, 2014 by making tours, SSA and branch level meetings etc. The manifesto will be printed and dispatched to all the Branch Secs by September end and made available to all Executives.
Merger of BSNL & MTNL: Assn will continue to oppose any move for merger without addressing the issues of MTNL market liability, share in the market, HR issues etc.
Earlier GS spoken to CS/ J&K Circle Com J K Bali and enquired about the flood situation. CS informed that hundreds of people are stranded and relief work is going on. All BSNL staff is coordinating with Management to restore the services and meetings held at Jammu in this regard. Assn is extending all the support to the Management.
GS directed CS/J&K to fully involve in the restoration of services in J&K and exempted J&K Circle from holding demonstration on 11th Sept and Dharna on 18th Sept, 2014 in view of the situation prevailing in J&K Circle.
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Lunch hour demonstration on 11th Sept, 2014—Mobilize all the Executives.
Make extensive preparations for the lunch hour demonstration on 11th Sept and Dharna on 18th Sept demanding E2, E3 pay scales, 30% superannuation benefit, Time Bound functional promotion or CPSU cadre hierarchy, JTO to SDE promotions, pay anomalies, Civil /Electrical issues, First TBP after 4 years, filling the vacancies on DE promotions etc. Mobilize all the Executives.
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CHQ leaders and activists on indefinite fast from 10.09.2014 at BSNLCO:
Comrades, even after the intervention and concrete assurances of CMD/BSNL, CGMT/Kerala going ahead with vindictive actions. Simply ignoring the assurances given by CMD/BSNL on 04.09.2014, CGMT is going ahead with vindictive transfer and postings even on 06.09.2014 which we cannot tolerate further. We are concerned about the services in one of the most potential Circle which we are proud of, but CGMT is least bothered about the services, its growth, which we are witnessing during the last one year. He systematically destroying the Circle by dismantling the systems and monitoring mechanisms prevailed in the Circle.
First time in the history of Kerala, net broadband
connections shown an alarming figure of (-)12,689 with disconnection of 55,008
and net landline (-)70,476 from 01.04.2014 to 30.08.2014, fault rates are about
50,000 every day but CGMT is not concerned about the services or closures.
On this background, the CS and CHQ office bearers
meeting discussed the issue in detail. It was decided to go for agitation at
all India level. As a
first step, CHQ office bearers and activists starting indefinite fast at BSNLCO
from 10.09.2014 demanding implementation of all the commitments given by CGMT/Kerala,
withdrawal of all vindictive actions like transfers, die-non during leave
period for about 1300 Executives, charge sheets to CS, C/Treasurer, SSA
Presidents etc “for participating in the hunger strike” etc. Other
Circles to make preparations to join the agitations on a short notice.
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Meeting with CMD/BSNL: GS, President and Com George Varghese, CS/Kerala met Sri A. N. Rai, CMD/BSNL on 04.09.2014 and discussed the following issues:
a) Implementing the written assurances given by CGMT/Kerala as part of settlement of the agitation: Assn informed CMD/BSNL that the agitations are called off after the intervention of BSNLCO and the assurances given by CMD. Further written assurances were given by CGMT/Kerala on various demands and assured that there will be no vindictive actions. However after the agitation, none of the assurances implemented. Instead of that CGMT started a series of vindictive actions like transferring of office-bearers and activists, implementing dies-non for the sanctioned leave period etc etc. Now one month passed and the Executives are getting agitated over the delay in implementation of the commitments. CMD assured again that he is aware of the facts and GM(SR) already briefed the situation in the morning. CMD informed that he already spoken to CGMT in the morning and directed to implement the commitments and clarifications sought from BSNLCO is will be given in a couple of days. On vindictive actions like transfers, he will speak to CGMT again.
b) Modifications/amendments in the Recognition Rules for Executives Association: GS requested to make necessary amendments like a) some mechanism of settlement of issues which make both sides binding, b) No of office-bearers at Circle level, c) three tier system at Metro Circles and d) collection of fund other than subscription. CMD agreed that the issues will be re-examined by the new Committee.
Meeting with GM(Estt): GS, President and Com George Varghese, CS/Kerala met Sri R. K. Goyal, GM(Estt) on 04.09.2014 and discussed the following issues:
a) FR -35 restriction on officiating promotion to AD (OL)—case of Com Sangeetha Goyal ACS/Delhi Circle: Assn pointed out that the recent clarification issued by BSNLCO imposing FR-35 restriction on Officiating promotion to AD(OL) post from 1998 is wrong as the official satisfies all the eligibility conditions at the time of promotion. After discussion, GM(Estt) assured that the issue will be reviewed in view of the submissions made by the Association.
b) Delay in approval of JTO RR 2014: Due to the delay the regularization of officiating JTOs and next LICE from TTA to JTO is delayed. GM(Estt) informed that the issues related to Executives not considered as the HR plan is not submitted to the BSNL Board.
c) Special JTO rect for NE region, J&K and other shortage Circles: GM(Estt) told that another TTA rect is proposed and TTA rect will give more candidates from the local areas than the JTO rect and it will be the better option. Assn suggested to consider JTO rect to the Circles where sufficient no of eligible TTAs are not available for appearing in the LICE.
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Post card campaign on 03.09.2014 demanding E2, E3 pay scale, 30% super annuation benefit, JTO to SDE promotions, CPSU cadre hierarchy etc etc:
If any CSs, SSA Secs, Branch Secs could not send the Postcards yesterday, they may send it today.