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Messages updated during the month of  Mar 2017

27-03-2017

View Corporate Office order:
SDE tenure transfer order.

27-03-2017

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27-03-2017

View Copy of the Memorandum submitted by NCOA to PMO on 22-03-2017 during Parliamentary March.

25-03-2017

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25-03-2017

There are some important developments in DoT on BSNL proposal for replacement of E1A and E2A with standard pay scales. Conflicting reports are coming from DoT. While AS(T) is talking about approval of revised E1A and E2A, some other officers are hinting that E2 scale will be approved for those recruited in E1A and E1 scale for the executives recruited subsequently. Whatever be the case, the developments are not positive. Our efforts to meet Hon Minister/Secretary or Member(Fin) yesterday could not materialize.

In that case, we will be immediately responding organizationally, even without waiting for the next programme on 10.04.2017. Make all the preparations for a massive agitation. 

24-03-2017

DGM adhoc Promotion - Furnishing VC for 37 cases reg  ... View letter copy.

24-03-2017


A colorful and impressive farewell function was organised at Jammu Club to felicitate Com Mahaldar our CS J & K Circle, who retired on superannuation, on 28th Feb 17. CGM J&K, Com G.L Jogi, Chairman, Senior officers of J&K circle and SNEA comrades participated.

24-03-2017

Parliament March by NCOA on 22.03.2017.


24-03-2017

View Corporate office orders:

Change in procedure for processing Vigilance Clearance (VC) request after 31-03-2017 at BSNL CO - reg.
Revision of Vacancies for Direct Recruitment of JTOs through GATE Score card 2017 reg.
Recovery of excess - wrongful payments made to employees of BSNL – DoT instructions.
Promotion to the cadre of PPS reg.

24-03-2017

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24-03-2017

Meeting with Smt Madhu Arora, PGM(Estt): GS, President and AGS met PGM(Estt) on 23.03.2017 and held discussions on pay parity of Rs 22820 for the post 2007 recruited Executives. According to management, as per rule, new rects will be always placed in the scale of pay and they will not be eligible for any fitment or pay protection as eligible for the existing employees or promoted officers. All other PSUs also placed the new Executives in the minimum of the revised payscales only as per rule. BSNL also done the same and there is discrimination as claimed by the Assn. After the formation of BSNL also, new rects given the minimum of the pay scales. Now TTAs also started demanding the same. It has to be extended to the new recruitment going on now in 2017. The demand of Rs 22820 is extension of 30% fitment benefit for the post 2007 rects which is not allowed.

Assn countered the arguments by explaining that BSNL already extended fitment benefit to one set of post 2007 rects and the benefit of Rs 22820. Even 2007, 2008 batch JTOs and 2010 JAOs joined prior to them but denied the benefit. Since BSNL operated E1A scale with Rs 9850 after 2007 for one set of employees, equal treatment has to be given for all the similarly situated post 2007 rects, without discrimination. For one set of employees, BSNL implemented revised scale from 01.01.2007 and for another set of employees, pre-revised E1A scale continued for years together which is clear discrimination. All has to be treated at par by extending the pay parity to all, Assn demanded. 

23-03-2017

EPF pension will be revised and it will be based on the actual basic pay instead of minimum pension. It will be equivalent or even better than the Govt pension...View order copy of EPF Organisation.

23-03-2017

University of Hyderabad (UoH) and National Academy of Telecom Finance and Management (NATFM), an apex level training institute of BSNL,  jointly offer Post Graduate Diploma in Telecom Technology & Management  ( PGDTTM ) Course through distance mode for the year 2017 for one year. Last date for submission of application is 31-03-2017View Details.  View Prospectus.  View Brochure  View Media Report.

23-03-2017

GS writes to Dir HR regarding Extension of E1A and E2A pay scales notionally from 01.10.2000 for the JTOs / SDEs in Civil / Elect. / Arch. / TF wings, PA / PS cadres and other equivalent cadres to bring parity with other cadres like JTO(T), JAO, SDE, AO etc... View Copy of the letter.

23-03-2017

GS writes to Dir HR regarding regularization of few TTAs officiating as JTOs earlier but declined due to various reasons on the date of notification of new JTO RR.... View Copy of the letter.

23-03-2017

Presentation on CPSU cadre Hierarchy to DIR(HR):

Pers Section made a presentation to DIR(HR) yesterday on the CPSU Hierarchy proposal.

23-03-2017

The proposal to conduct DGM DPC for 388 vacancies approved by CMD, BSNL. VCs from KTK Circle received.

23-03-2017

Very good news for the BSNL directly recruited employees.

EPF pension will be revised and it will be based on the actual basic pay instead of minimum pension. It will be equivalent or even better than the Govt pension.

Employees from various CPSUs approached various courts especially at Ernakulam demanding full pension on the actual basic pay, courts given judgment in their favour. Hon Ernakulam HC given judgments in favour of the employees of PSUs like Milma, ITI, Instrumentation, HNL, HMT, HIL etc etc. Hon Supreme Court judgment also was in their favour. Some cases are still pending in Hon SC. As per reports, Hon SC directed the labour ministry to amend the Rule to extend the benefits to all the similarly placed employees. Afterwards labour ministry directed EPF to amend the rules.

As per the proposal, if the contribution is made on 12% of actual basic +IDA, the pension will be paid on the basis of actual basic pay. 8.33% of the basic +IDA will be accounted for pension purposes. The employer and employee will be given an option to switchover to full pension option, according to reliable sources. If pension contribution is limited to 12% of 6500 with ceiling, they will not be eligible for full pension. This will give equal pension for the BSNL directly recruited employees at par with the absorbed employees.

SNEA struggled since 2003 and got EPF contribution modified on 12.08.2005 from 12% with the ceiling of Rs 6500 to 12% of actual basic pay + IDA (without ceiling limit). All the arrears from 2001 also credited into the employees individual account. As a result of our struggle, now all the BSNL employees will get the full pension benefits.

In the last CWC meeting at Hyderabad, SNEA also decided to file case at Ernakulam for similar benefits.

23-03-2017

Parliament March by NCOA on 22.03.2017.

Congratulations to all the office bearers and activists of SNEA for making the march a great success.

More than 1500 Executives from various CPSUs participated in the Parliament March organized by NCOA on 22.03.2017. It is a clear message to the Prime Minister, Niti Ayog and the Union Govt that the employees will not allow disinvestment and will go to any extent to protect the interest of the company. Employees form CPSUs also joined the march in the efforts to protect the CPSUs. The CPSU employees resolved to protect the CPSUs from disinvestment/strategic sale. On 3rd PRC, all demanded pay revision without linking with profitability and affordability. CPSUs become loss making due to the wrong policies of the Govt or by inefficient management and not by the employees. The employees are not part of any policy decisions.

Com Tapan Sen, MP and General Secretary/CITU inaugurated the March near BSNLCO. Com Predeep Battacharya, Hon MP representing INTUC addressed the March. Com Amrit Kaur from AITUC, office bearers from BMS etc addressed and extended their full support for the initiative taken by the Executives and employees to protect the CPSUs.

As usual police stopped the March at Parliament street police station and taken a delegation to the Hon Prime Minister for submitting the memorandum.

Com Baby Thomas, Secretary General/NCOA, Com V. K. Tomar, President/NCOA, Com K Sebastin, GS/SNEA, Com Thomas Franco, Secretary General/AIBOC and General Secretaries of various Associations representing various CPSUs addressed the march. Com.A.A.Khan, CHQ President / SNEA participated and led the Parliament march. Dy.GS/SNEA Com M S Adasul also participated in the march and extended vote of thanks.

Maximum participation was from MTNLEA and SNEA. Large number of comrades from Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana and UP(West) Circles participated in the March in addition to the comrades from NTR and BSNLCO. CSs Com SS Rajput/RAJ, Com Amarjit Singh/PB, Com Surendar Singh Sandhu/HR, Com Sanjeev Sharma/UP(West), Com G K Das/BSNLCO, Com Aggarwal/NTR and Com V K Yadav/CP, UP(W) taken all efforts for the success of the march. AGS Com Padmanabha Rao and Jt Sec Com Arvind Dahiya led the march. CHQ congratulate all of them for their commitment to protect the company and the fight for their rights like 3rd PRC.

22-03-2017

DGM(Adhoc) promotion: DIR(HR) approved the proposal for conducting DPC for 388 vacancies. CMD, BSNL may clear the proposal today itself and most probably DPC will be held on next Monday/Tuesday and promotion orders are expected by 31st March.It is understood that there is a proposal also to cancel the promotion order immediately after 40 days joining time, treating that they declined the promotion and offer promotion to the next candidates in the select panel.

22-03-2017

View Corporate office orders:
Implementation of 7th CPC recommendation on Retirement / Death gratuity - Applicability to BSNL and MTNL absorbees reg - BSNL order.
SDE teure transfer - Retention order reg.

22-03-2017

Parliament March by NCOA on 22.03.2017 from BSNLCO.

NCOA organized Parliament March on 22.03.2017 on the following demands:

a) No disinvestment/Strategic sale.

b) Implementation of 3rd PRC without profitability condition.

All comrades to reach Eastern Court/BSNLCO by 01 PM.

21-03-2017

Meeting with PGM(Estt): GS and President met PGM(Estt) and held discussions on the following issues.

a) Extension of E1A and E2A pay scales notionally from 01.10.2000 for the JTO/SDEs in Civil/Elect/Arch/TF wings, PA/PS cadres and other similar cadres: To bring parity in pay scales of the equivalent cadres in all the wings from 01.01.2000, we demanded notional pay of E1A and E2A. Vinay Sahi committee recommended the same. However BSNL Board rejected the recommendations in 2007. In 2013, JAOs given E1A scale based on Vth CPC. Now few cadres, JTO/SDEs in Civil/Elect/Arch/TF wings, PA/PS cadres and other similar cadres left out. If E1A and E2A scales extended, complete parity can be brought among all the cadres in BSNL. PGM(Estt) informed that the annual financial implication is huge and worked out to be Rs 19 Cr for pay alone and Rs 20 Cr for pension contribution, every year. Refixation has to be done for all, even for the retirees. Assn demanded that it can be implemented notionally, to bring parity in the pay scales among equivalent cadres. Even the JTOs and AEs(promotional post) were drawing same pay for few months, a serious anomaly.

b) Extending the benefit of qualifying service by counting the service from 01.01.2007 for the 30% Superannuation benefit: Since there is a condition of minimum qualifying service of 15 years stipulated by DPE, any unforeseen incident happen before 15 years will deprive all the benefits to the families including the contributions already made. So we pleaded to give the date of effect from 01.01.2007 itself. Even with minimum contribution, if the date of effect is changed from May, 2016 to 01.01.2007, the completed qualifying service will increase by 9 years and it will benefit all. PGM(Estt) responded positively and assured to work out the case which is a very positive development. This is an issue taken up by SNEA recently after the MV.

c) Consideration of relaxation for TTAs become JTOs for Rule 8 transfer: The issue has been discussed once again. Management agreed for relaxation as discussed earlier. For the TTAs become JTOs, they can apply for Rule 8 transfer after 1 year of service as JTO (4 year relaxation) in normal Circles and after 2 years of service as JTO (3 year relaxation) in tenure Circles. Orders will be issued shortly.

d) Regularization of remaining TTAs officiated sometime as JTOs but declined due to various reasons: Assn was pursuing this case for some time. Few such cases are reported from some Circles when report has called on our request. Since all the vacancies from 2013-14 to 2015-16 is being filled by LICE, regularization become a problem now. We requested to find some way out to make them JTOs utilizing the available vacancy. PGM(Estt) agreed to find some solution in this regard.

21-03-2017

BSNL Users Consumed a Total Amount of 400TB Data on March 19th 2017 - View  Report.

21-03-2017

GS writes to Dir HR to expedite the results of TTA to JTO(T) LICE held on 11.12.2016... View Copy of the letter.

21-03-2017

VC not received as on today at  CVO office for Adhoc DGM (T) promotion: 

The DPC is tentatively fixed on 22.03.2017. Delay in receipt of VC will  further delay the DPC and promotion orders. The Circle wise list asm on 21-03-2017 is attached. CSs and other office bearers may take special efforts to send the VC immediately.....View the list.

21-03-2017

Parliament March by NCOA on 22.03.2017 from BSNLCO.

NCOA organized Parliament March on 22.03.2017 on the following demands:

a) No disinvestment/Strategic sale.

b) Implementation of 3rd PRC without profitability condition.

If profitability condition is not removed, BSNL Executives will not get 3rd PRC benefits and pensionary benefits. We have to start agitation now itself before Govt takes final decision on 3rd PRC.

CSs of HR, UP(West), PB and RAJ to coordinate and bring maximum comrades for the Parliament March on 22.03.2017.

All comrades to reach Eastern Court/BSNLCO by 01 PM.

21-03-2017

Agitation programmes on standard pay scales of E2, E3:

Comrades, two days hunger strike on 16th and 17th postponed as Secretary, DoT who is supposed to take a final call on the BSNL proposal is shifted abruptly and new regular Secretary didn’t joined. There will not be any change in the Dharna on 11.04.2017 and Relay Hunger strike from 25.04.2017. New Secretary is expected to join shortly. We will start the agitation programmes, just giving 10 to 15 days time for the new Secretary to understand the issue.

In the mean time ground level preparations are to be started immediately after this financial year end. Since standard pay scales of E2 and E3 has to be approved before implementation of 3rd PRC, we have to prepare even for prolonged and harsh TU programs after the Relay Hunger strike, till the proposals are approved. Conduct meetings at grass root level and prepare the membership for a prolonged struggle.

E2 scales with minimum of Rs 20600 will solve many issues like E1+5 for the post 2010 rect Executives. Now all of them are placed in E1 scales with Rs 16400. Even E1+5 (Rs 19020) is not agreed by DoT and the Board members from DoT. Then one should understand how tough our struggle for E2 scale and pay parity of Rs 22820. The new recruits joined/joining in 2017 (LICE and DR) also will be placed in E2 scales with Rs 20600 equivalent. We will be coming closer to the other demand of Rs 22820 for all the post 2007 recruits which requires another prolonged struggle.

Comrades, Pay scales will not come easily, always it will the result of sustained struggle, history of 1986 struggle for 1640 scale reminds us. E2, E3 struggle also we started few years back, now we have to go for the ultimate push

21-03-2017

Filing of SLP in Hon Supreme Court in JTO to SDE and SDE to DE promotion cases on reservation: Two SLPs on 1) SDE to DE promotion and 2) JTO to SDE promotion (seniority quota) vetted by BSNLCO and given it back to the lawyer for filing. The SLPs will be filed in a day or two. The SLP for the 3rd case of JTO to SDE promotion (LDCE) will be prepared by next week.

LICE from TTA to JTO(T) held in December, 2016: AGS and Joint Secretary met GM(Rect) and held discussions in this regard. The expert committee report is awaited to finalize the answer key. Assn requested to publish the result immediately, this month itself as the result is already delayed. Further the ongoing JTOs batches will complete the trg by April and if the results are announced, they can be send for trg immediately. GM(Rect) assured to take steps to publish the result by this month end.

20-03-2017

View Corporate office orders:
Grant of Child Adoption Leave to female BSNL employees and extention of the facility of Paternity Leave to adoptive fathers reg.    View DoP & T orders.

20-03-2017

View Media Reports:

20-03-2017

Remaining Subscription salary deduction forms to be submitted immediately. If any difficulty is experienced in accepting forms by any Circle / SSA may be brought to the knowledge of CHQ.

The list of Executives with SSA/Unit details (Schedule of accounts) are to be mailed to the CHQ as well as Circle by all the Circle offices as per the instructions contained in the letter issued by SR Cell. However CHQ received the mail from MH, MP, HR and WTP Circles only so far. More over more than Six circles have deducted the amount in the month of January 2017 and not remitted in CHQ account. There is also discrepancies in the amount deducted and amount remitted by some circles.

All CSs may take up these issues with the CGMs to make it sure that the mail with all the particulars is sending to CHQ and Circles every month and also the deducted amount to be remitted in the same month. The mail for January and February may be pursued for the remaining Circles. The list is required for clearing the Circle, SSA and Branch quota by the CHQ Treasurer and for the purpose of settling the welfare claims in the future.

20-03-2017

GS writes to Secretary, DoT regarding the Payment of Pension contribution for the Employees absorbed in BSNL on actual basic pay instead of maximum of the pay scale. It is to be regulated in accordance to orders of DOP&T OM dated 19.11.2009 on the basis of recommendations of 6th CPC, thus superseding DOP & T OM dated 15.05.2000. Pension and all issues related to pension for employees absorbed from DOT into BSNL to be strictly regulated in terms of provisions stipulated in 1972 CCS Pension Rules. DoT is forcing BSNL to make excess payment on Pension contribution on implementation of 2nd PRC. 3rd PRC recommended pay scales as good as open ended pay scales by which the Pension contribution will be almost three times .... View Copy of the letter.

20-03-2017

GS writes to Secretary, DPE to direct the Dept of Telecom (DoT) to implement standard pay scales of E2 and E3 replacing the intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A w.e.f 01.01.2007 as per 2nd PRC recommendations. DoT did not approve the standard pay scales even after specific directions from DPE vide letter W-08 / 0002 / 2014-DPE-(WC) dated 09.07.2014.BSNL recommendations are pending with DoT for the last 9 months.... View letter copy.

19-03-2017

Protection of pay and increments drawn during Officiating promotion – A great relief for more than 15,000 JTO/JAO/SDE/AO/AD(OL) and other equivalent cadres officiated during DoT and BSNL period.

DoT and BSNL given protection of pay and increments drawn during officiating promotion. The same pay was continued on regular promotion also. Even split officiating period was counted and given increments in the pay scales of the promoted post. This benefits allowed by DoT and BSNL till 2010 was withdrawn by a wrong clarification dated 19.02.2010. However recovery stopped by another order dated 19.11.2010. Thousands and thousands of Executives are affected by this. Some Circles like PB, MP, WB, CTD, KRL, TN, UP(E), CHTD, BR, NTR, NTP implemented this clarification. In those Circles, the pay has been come down by three or two or one increments and faced recovery of lakhs of rupees. Remaining Circles not affected as this clarification not implemented by them. However at the time of retirement, CCAs refixed the pay and made lakhs of rupees recovery. Another clarification issued on 30.05.2007 disallowing one increment on officiating promotion from same scale to same scale.

SNEA is the only Association taken up this issues even though thousands of JAOs, AOs and other cadres officiated upto 2012 are also affected. Now by our continuous struggle for the last 6 years, BSNLCO partially modified the clarification dated 19.02.2010, allowing pay protection for the officiating promotions upto 18.01.2007, the date of EPP order, giving relief and protection to more than 10,000 Executives. The issue is settled for almost 60% of the Executives.

SNEA will pursue the issue for the remaining Executives also. This is a great break through after the membership verification and big relief to thousands of Executives. This has to be brought to the notice of all JTO/JAO/SDE/AO/AD(OL) and other equivalent cadres officiated as SDE/AO/DE/CAO etc irrespective of membership by our activists at all the level. 

19-03-2017

As discussed in the last CWC meeting, a Committee has been formed to deliberate on 30% Superannuation issue. Com Panduranga B Nayak/Jt Sec (South) will be the Convenor of the Committee and Com Chinmaya  Sahoo/AGS, Com Manish Samadhiya/AGS, Com Pankaj Das, CS/JKD and Com Pradeep Kumar, CWC/HR will be the other members.

18-03-2017

Subscription deduction from salary: 

Remaining forms to be submitted immediately. The list of Executives with SSA/Unit details (Schedule of accounts) are to be mailed to the CHQ as well as Circle by all the Circle offices as per the instructions contained in the letter issued by SR Cell. However CHQ received the mail from MH, MP, HR and WTP Circles only so far. More over morethan Six circles have deducted the amount in the month of January 2017 and not remitted in CHQ account. There is also discrepancies in the amount deducted and amount remitted by some circles.

All CSs may take up these issues with the CGMs to make it sure that the mail with all the particulars is sending to CHQ and Circles every month and also the deducted amount to be remitted in the same month. The mail for January and February may be pursued for the remaining Circles. The list is required for clearing the Circle, SSA and Branch quota by the CHQ Treasurer and for the purpose of settling the welfare claims in the future.

The deduction list has to be verified every month by the Circle/SSA Secretaries to ensure that deduction is happening for all the members. Some discrepancies are observed in January and February.  No deduction from Meghalaya & Mizoram SSAs of NE I, Nagaland and Arunachal of NE II etc. The deduction of subscription by Karimnagar (Telangana), Katihar (Bihar), CHG Circle office, Gurgaon(HR), Gwalior(MP), Ropar (PB), Nodal Centre(EZBC)/Kolkata,  CHTD Circle Office and WTP/Nagpur Units found some mistakes. It may be taken up with them immediately and corrected.

18-03-2017

Filing of SLP in Hon Supreme Court on JTO to SDE and SDE to DE promotion cases on reservation: The BSNL Counsel prepared two SLPs on 1) SDE to DE promotion and 2) JTO to SDE promotion (seniority quota) and given for vetting by BSNL. The file send to PGM(Legal). The SLP will be filed next week. The 3rd case of JTO to SDE promotion (LDCE) will be prepared by next week as some more data of SC/ST quota which is different from Seniority quota is to be furnished to the lawyer.

Pay fixation on post based promotion from same scale to same scale as per EPP: DoT opposing this pay fixation. BSNL given one additional increment as an incentive. We are opposing the DoT action as EPP and the pay fixation under EPP is approved by BSNL Board and DoT. The pension cases are kept pending by the intervention of DoT. AS(T) held a meeting with BSNL management yesterday on this issue. It is informed that DoT almost accepted the BSNL plea. However, some more discussions may take place with DoT.

18-03-2017

Accounting procedure is changing from GAP (General Accounting Principle) to IndAS (Indian Accounting Standards) from the financial year 2016-17 onwards.

CMD held a meeting of the Forum representatives today. GS/SNEA, GS/BSNLEU, GS/NFTE and GS/AIBSNLEA participated in the discussion. In the meeting, CMD gave a presentation about the new Accounting Standards, which has to be compulsorily followed by BSNL from the financial year 2016-17. As per the Govt. of India instructions, all the companies have to switch over to the new Accounting policy from 2016-17. Govt has given an opportunity to all the Companies to go for revaluation of the Assets in the first financial year, ie. 2016-17. Hereafter the asset accrued from the profit of the company only will be treated as asset. Accordingly, the assets accrued by BSNL, after 01.10.2000, through the revenue it generated from its core business alone will be taken for assessing its net worth. At the same time, the value of the total assets of the Company, like land and buildings, will also figure in the account.  CMD directed all the Circles to complete the re-valuation of BSNL land by 30th June 2017 (within three months). The 2016-17 balance sheet has to be prepared latest by 30th September, 2017. BSNL is planning to give the job to some consultants like KPMG for the valuation of around 100 -150 prime locations. Remaining valuation has to be done by Circle/SSAs through authorized valuer on payment of consultation charges. As per the book value, net worth of BSNL is is about Rs 45,000 Crores after reducing the losses during last few years.  BSNL is having thousands of plots of land having estimated worth of Rs 1.5 to 2.5 Lakh Crores as per todays market value.

In view of this all the available land in SSAs/Circles should be evaluated properly and nothing should be left unaccounted. To complete this job, CMD requested the support of all the Unions and Associations, so that the total lands of BSNL are identified and brought into the account for valuation. All the leaders present in the meeting assured that they would extend their fullest cooperation in this regard. 

SNEA requests all the Circle and SSA bodies to actively cooperate with the Circle and SSA administrations in identifying and bringing the entire landed property of BSNL into accounting and valuation.  

As per new Accounting principle, depreciation of BSNL will not figure as expenditure in the balance sheet which is a very positive aspect in view of 3rd PRC. BSNL is having more than 7000 Cr depreciation every year which makes the balance sheet into losses.  LD etc will not be treated as income. This year also BSNL come to EBITDA positive by this month even after the negative effect of demonetization and Reliance-Jios free offer.

18-03-2017

Roumours regarding the merger of BSNL and MTNL:

The leaders raised the issue during the discussion with CMD today. CMD replied that he was not informed about any development on this issue. The leaders firmly told the CMD BSNL that any merger of BSNL and MTNL can be accepted only if the following conditions are fulfilled by the government. 

 (1) The entire financial liability of MTNL, about Rs 19,400 Crores should be taken over by the Government and this burden should not be shifted on the shoulders of BSNL.

(2) The salary and pay scale structure of the employees of BSNL and MTNL should be one and the same and there should not be any discrimination in this count.

(3) MTNL is a listed in the share market. Hence, merger of MTNL with BSNL, will pave the way for disinvestment / privatisation in BSNL. Hence, the government should first de-list MTNL from the share market, as pre-condition for merger with BSNL. 

CMD assured that the views of the leaders would be given due consideration

17-03-2017

GS writes to PGM(Elect) regarding:

a) Modification in promotion order from SDE(E) to EE(E) – case of Com P. Ramakrishnan(KRL),  Com Subhodh Kumar Bhattacharya(WB) and Com V B Chakrapani(BR)... View Letter copy.

b) Transfer of Com Ramakant Dinkar Patil, SDE.....View Letter copy.

 

GS writes to GM(FP) regarding:

a) Cancellation of transfer order of Com Subrata Sen, AO/WB, Com Smt I Anandi, AO/TN and Com Smt M. Umarani, AO/TN...View Letter copy.

b) Transfer of Com Sri S. Rajamanickam, DGM(F)/KRL, Sri V.Rajagopal, DGM(F)/KTK and Sri C.P.Ravikumar, DGM(F)/TN...View Letter copy.

GS writes to PGM(Pers) regarding:

a) Cancellation of transfer order of Com M Chidambara Sharma, SDE/TL and Com Tapan Ghosh, SDE/CTD...View Letter copy.

b) Cancellation/modification of transfer order of Com R. Pandian SDE/CHTD and Com M Vijay, DE/TP. 

17-03-2017

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17-03-2017

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16-03-2017

Parliament March by NCOA on 22.03.2017 at 02.00 PM from BSNLCO.

NCOA organized Parliament March on 22.03.2017 on the following demands:

a) No disinvestment/Strategic sale.

b) Implementation of 3rd PRC without profitability condition.

Both the demands are very serious. If profitability condition is not removed, BSNL Executives will not get 3rd PRC benefits and pensionary benefits. We have to start agitation now itself before Govt takes final decision on 3rd PRC.

CSs of HR, UP(West), PB and RAJ to coordinate and bring maximum comrades for the Parliament March on 22.03.17.

16-03-2017

FR22(1)(a)(1) fixation for the Officiating JTOs: The list of TTAs officiated as JTOs and name included in the case filed by SNEA in PCAT New Delhi is already endorsed to Circles. The judgment covers all the SNEA members.

Few Circles reported that some names are not included in the list. All CSs and SSA Secretaries are requested to verify missing name and the consolidated list of SNEA members not included in the list may be send to CHQ by the CSs with covering letter, after ascertaining that they are SNEA members. The list may reach CHQ by 31.03.2017. The missing names will be endorsed by BSNLCO. Since this will be the last opportunity, it should be ensured that all the missing names are included.

16-03-2017

Implementation of 7th CPC recommendation on Maximum limit of Death / Retirement gratuity of Rs.20 lakhs with effect from 01-01-2016- Applicability to BSNL and MTNL absorbees reg - View DoT instructions.

16-03-2017

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16-03-2017

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16-03-2017

VC not received as on today at  CVO office for Adhoc DGM (T) promotion: AP/CHTD-02, AS-01, BBNW-03, BSNLCO-05, CHG-02, CHTD-02, CTD-03, J&K-03, JKD-05, KRL-29, KTK-62, MH-24, NCNGN-04, NE I-04, NTP-01, NTR-02, TN-71, UPE-05, UPW-05.

The DPC is tentatively fixed on 22.03.2017. Delay in receipt of VC will  further delay the DPC and promotion orders. The Circle wise list is attached. CSs and other office bearers may take special efforts to send the VC latest by tomorrow.....View the list.

16-03-2017

Positive developments on CPSU Cadre Hierarchy:

The meetings with CMD and DIR(HR) on CPSU Hierarchy yesterday had very positive outcome. After discussion and on our continuous persuasion, it was agreed that CPSU Hierarchy implementation will be delinked from HR Plan finalization. The CPSU Hierarchy finalization was delayed as it is linked with finalization of HR Plan. Further DIR(HR) agreed that the presentation on the proposal will be done next week itself and she will dedicate one day exclusive for that.

HR Plan finalization will have huge implications if CPSU Hierarchy is not implemented by that time. In HR plan, number of posts will be drastically reduced considering the huge closure in land line connections. The present post sanction is based on 2004 working connections. For example, the number of SDE posts will come down from 25,000 to 18,000 as per HR plan. In that case 7,000 SDE vacancies will be reduced and resultant total SDE vacancies will be around 4000, putting a big question mark on SDE promotion itself. Same situation will be there in other wings also. So, CPSU Hierarchy has to be implemented at any cost immediately. Otherwise, the day HR Plan approved by BSNL Board, all vacancies in all the cadres will be drastically reduced making post based promotions a nightmare.

This is another reason, which others may not be understood, why SNEA is giving highest priority to CPSU Hierarchy. HR plan finalization is equally important as all other HR issues approval in the Board is depending on it.

16-03-2017

GS, President and Jt Sec met PGM(Estt) on 15.03.2017 and held discussions on the following subjects:

a) Progress in the Committee meeting on pay parity issue of Rs 22820 for post 2007 recruited JTO/JAOs: As informed by the Chairman of the Committee earlier, PGM(Estt) also informed that in the first meeting of the committee, it was decided to wait for the outcome of the BSNL proposal for E2 and E3 scales. The committee given an interim report in this regard. The anomaly can be assessed after the finalization of the pay scales, now only provisional pay scales are given. After E2, E3 approval, committee will meet and submit the final report.

b) Committee meeting on Terms Insurance for the BSNL directly recruited employees, replacing GSLIS: We requested to convene the meeting at the earliest to work out the modalities. We explained the issue, Superannuation benefits will be eligible only after 15 years and the advantage in going for Term Insurance as the premium will be very less. It will be a voluntary scheme. PGM(Estt) assured to convene the meeting at the earliest.

15-03-2017

GS, President and Jt Sec met PGM(Estt) on 15.03.2017 and discussed regarding the clarifications sought by different Circles on JTO vacancy calculation: We informed that several Circles calculated the vacancies without following the DoPT guidelines. After Punjab now, HR, KRL and J&K Circles also sought clarifications. We requested to issue a common direction to all the Circles with some example how to calculate the vacancies. PGM(Estt) agreed and assured to issue the directions today itself.

15-03-2017

It has been decided that the Two days Relay Hunger strike on 16th and 17th March, 2017 will not be held for now. However there will not be any change in the TU programmes from 11.04.2017 onwards. Since regular Secretary DoT has not joined so far, decision on E1A and E2A pay scales may take some time.  DIR(HR) tried to arrange a meeting with Secretary for the last one week but could not materialize as regular Secretary not available. CMD also tried to discuss the issue with Secretary and resolve it. Yesterday DIR(HR) written a DO letter also to AS(T) citing the Trade Union Notice of the recognized Executive Association in BSNL and requested DoT for early approval of the proposal by BSNL for revision on E1A and E2A scales.

Today DIR(HR) invited SNEA for discussion and explained the developments and appealed not to go for agitation till regular Secretary joins in DoT.

Morning we had discussion with CMD also. Both assured us to use their good office to settle the issue as soon as new Secretary joins.

14-03-2017

14-03-2017

GS writes to CMD regarding the finalization of 5 Million NGN tender for replacing all the NT switches. Rates are almost 20% less, comparing to the earlier tender. Any further delay in approval of the tender will indirectly help M/s Huwaei, the defaulter of the last tender as M/s Huwaei will be forced to supply the equipments in the new rates once the tender is finalised. Blackmailing of M/s Huwaei can be stopped by this.... View Copy of the letter.

14-03-2017

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14-03-2017

DoT Approval for standard pay scales of E2 and E3 replacing the intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A w.e.f 01.01.2007 for JTO/JAOs and SDE/AOs as per 2nd PRC.

 

Two days Hunger strike on 16th and 17th March, 2017 at BSNL HQs and Circle HQs:

Union cabinet decided to implement standard pay scales in all CPSUs. DPE issued guidelines and clarification strictly directing all the CPSUs and Administrative Ministries on 26.11.2008, 02.04.2009 and 24.12.2012 to implement standard pay scales. DPE further directed BSNL and DoT on 09.07.2014 to implement standard pay scales only.

BSNL recommended standard pay scales on 06.06.2016, 9 months back. Again BSNL gave a presentation to DoT on 10.02.2017 to approve E2 and E3 scales only without cascading effect, with the approval of MC as it will address DoT concern.

Some negative forces in DoT are decided to demote the cadres to E1 and E2 scales or to extend on E1A and E2A instead of E2 and E3. DoT will be taking a decision on BSNL proposal based on the suggestion of the few negative officers in DoT shortly.

It is the time for all the BSNL Executives to mount pressure on DoT and BSNL Management to approve standard pay scales of E2 and E3 only. It is a do or die situation for BSNL Executives.

Be United, come out and join the struggle from 16th March onwards for approving the standard pay scales of E2 and E3, for getting E2 scale instead of E1, for addressing the pay loss and for the recognition and status of the JTO/JAO/SDE/AO equivalent cadres.

14-03-2017

Vth Circle conference of Odisha Circle:

The Vth CC of Odisha Circle held at RTTC, Bhubaneswar on 11th and 12th March, 2017. GS, Dy GS, AGS Com Chinmaya Sahoo and CS/JKD Com Pankaj Das addressed the Conference. CS Com B C Biswal submitted the Circle Secretaries report. Com Umakanta Patra, CP presided over the Conference.

An excellent open session was held on 11th evening. CGM Sri S N Naik, GM(EB) Sri A K Pahi, Gm (HR) Sri Narendrakumar and GM(CFA & Plg) Sri M K Patel addressed the open session.

GS and other CHQ leaders explained the activities going on at CHQ on cadre related issues and issues related to the growth of BSNL. Since 3rd PRC recommendation is already under consideration of Govt, all efforts are to be made to increase the revenue and reduce the expenditure in the remaining 20 days, which will improve the balance sheet of 2016-17. BSNL management also taking keen interest to improve the revenue. For the first time in the history of BSNL, CMD and BSNL management also taking initiatives to get the benefit of 3rd PRC to the employees. Demonetization and entry of Reliance Jio with all free offers affected the business and revenue of all the operators including BSNL.

For the growth, BSNL mgt taken lot of bold decisions which we never witnessed earlier. GSM Phase VII add on order, Phase VIII tender, MPLS tender, NGN tender, Wi-Fi Hotspots, several marketing initiatives etc some major decisions of BSNL mgt. BSNL is the only operator who could announce plans to counter Reliance –Jio.

CHQ congratulated the SNEA comrades for the team work during the first membership verification and becoming the only Recognised Executive Association in BSNL. We created history among all the CPSUs. MV and Recognised Assn status given more responsibility to us. Being the only Representative Assn, SNEA has to work for all the Executives in BSNL, irrespective of membership.

After MV, SNEA started working on the cadre issues truly as the Recognised Representative Assn giving priority to the basic issues which affects the cadre and large number of Executives. We could resolve one of the most important issue, affecting about 15000 Executives, protection of officiating pay during BSNL/DoT period. This resolved the issue of reduction of pay by one or two increments and recovery of lakhs of rupees for more than ten thousand Executives officiated in DoT and BSNL. Thousands of JTOs, JAOs, SDEs, AOs, AD(OL) etc officiated to the higher posts benefited by this order. SNEA is the only Assn taken up this issue even though large number of affected Executives like JAO/AOs is not our members. Pay protection for the remaining cases after 18.01.2007 are also to be pursued. By our efforts guidelines are issued to streamline Rule 8 transfers, utilizing promoted JTOs as substitutes for Rule 8 cases. FR22(1)(a)(1) fixation for Offtg JTOs extended for SNEA members also.

Implementation of standard pay scales of E2 and E3, CPSU cadre Hierarchy and 30% Superannuation benefits are the priority issues in addition to 3rd PRC. We already started agitation for the approval of standard pay scales. On CPSU Hierarchy, discussions are in the advanced stage. Since all the promotions in almost all the wings are blocked due to litigations on reservations and seniority, CPSU Hierarchy is the only viable alternative for promotion. On 30% Superannuation benefits, formalities are completed for the Trust formation. Now we started pursuing to get the date of effect changed to 01.01.2007 so that the nine years service lost in the process (2007 to 2015) can be restored back. 15 years minimum qualifying service is mandatory for any benefit. Simultaneously all efforts will be taken to increase the quantum to full 30%.

Similarly E1A and E2A scales for the Civil/Elect/Arch/TF/TA/PS etc cadres w.e.f 01.10.2000 and First TBP are other priority issues to be resolved at the earliest.

All this issues can be settled with the active support of all the Executives. Meaningful negotiations are to be held with management. Financial condition of the company is the only limitation. Most of the issues are pending for long period. Some of them are pending since BSNL was making huge profit like standard pay scales, E1A/E2A for Civil/Elect/Arch/TF/TA/PS etc cadres w.e.f 01.10.2000, First TBP etc. SNEA will proactively work for the resolution of all the issues.

Com Banaj Kumar Dash, Com Babaji Charan Biswal, Com Subhakanta Dash, Com P K Sahoo and Com U K Panda are unanimously elected as C/President, C/Secretary, C/Treasurer and CWC members respectively. Com Prashant Kumar Ray, Com Jagdish Rout, Com (Mrs) Deeptimayee Bhuyan, Com T P Panda, Com S K Pradhan, and Com Nishikanta Siyal are elected as ACSs. Com P K Dash, Com Bipin Sahoo, Com B R Patnaik, Com D P Swain and Com P C Prusty are elected as Area Secretaries and Org Secretary respectively. Five BSNL directly recruited Executives inducted into the new Circle body.

CHQ extends all the success for the newly elected Circle Office bearers.

13-03-2017

DoT Approval for standard pay scales of E2 and E3 replacing the intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A w.e.f 01.01.2007 for JTO/JAOs and SDE/AOs as per 2nd PRC.

 

Two days Relay Hunger Strike on 16th and 17th March, 2017 at BSNL HQs and Circle HQs:

Union cabinet decided to implement standard pay scales in all CPSUs. DPE issued guidelines and clarification strictly directing all the CPSUs and Administrative Ministries on 26.11.2008, 02.04.2009 and 24.12.2012 to implement standard pay scales. DPE further directed BSNL and DoT on 09.07.2014 to implement standard pay scales only.

BSNL recommended standard pay scales on 06.06.2016, 9 months back. Again BSNL gave a presentation to DoT on 10.02.2017 to approve E2 and E3 scales only without cascading effect, with the approval of MC as it will address DoT concern.

Some negative forces in DoT are decided to demote the cadres to E1 and E2 scales or to extend on E1A and E2A instead of E2 and E3. DoT will be taking a decision on BSNL proposal based on the suggestion of the few negative officers in DoT shortly.

It is the time for all the BSNL Executives to mount pressure on DoT and BSNL Management to approve standard pay scales of E2 and E3 only. It is a do or die situation for BSNL Executives.

Be United, come out and join the struggle from 16thMarch onwards for approving the standard pay scales of E2 and E3, for getting E2 scale instead of E1, for addressing the pay loss and for the recognition and status of the JTO/JAO/SDE/AO equivalent cadres.

13-03-2017

11-03-2017

Fifth Circle Conference of SNEA, Odisha Circle is being held on 11-03-2017 and 12-03-2017 at Seminar Hall, RTTC, Bhubaneswar.

10-03-2017

Meeting with Sri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD, BSNL: Today Assn discussed the following issues with CMD: a) Approval of standard pay scales of E2 and E3 replacing E1A and E2A. The proposal is now moving to the Secretary, DoT. According to our information, AS(T) not agreed for upgradation of pay scales to E2 and E3. Final decision has to be taken by Secretary, DoT. Since new Secretary taken charge, Assn requested CMD for immediate interaction with him. Otherwise he may approve the proposal of AS(T) which will create turmoil in the company. CMD assured that he will discuss the issue with the new Secretary as and when he meets him. Such decisions may be taken normally by regular Secretaries, according to CMD.

b) Implementation of CPSU cadre Hierarchy upto AGM Grade: We explained the hurdle to make the AGM promotions time bound, where a decision has to be taken by DIR/CMD. The matter has been discussed between CMD and DIR(HR) on 08.03.17. Thousands of Executives are eligible for AGM promotion and we are focusing our demand that all the Executives completed 10 years of service as SDE equivalent grade shall be promoted as AGM. This is the area where negotiations are going on and management is not agreeing to our demand. CMD assured that the differences will be sorted out soon and further discussions required.

c) Increasing the number of DGM(T) posts from 1331 to 2500: During discussion, CMD responded positively to our demand and told that this issue can be discussed after finalization of CPSU Hierarchy.

d) Calculating the DR DGM posts and the vacant posts of Addl GMs looking after as GMs for the purpose of DGM vacancies: As of now proposal is moved for 388 DGM vacancies. We demanded that all the posts should be counted for the DPC purposes. CMD sought details about the case. We are trying our level best to get all the DGM vacancies filled up.

10-03-2017

10-03-2017

GS writes to CMD regarding Superannuation Benefits to the BSNL directly recruited employees .... extending the benefits from 01.01.2007 to get the retirement benefits for those joined earlier ,,, View Copy of the letter.

10-03-2017

GS writes to Secretary DoP & E regarding the implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations / suggestions and issues to be addressed like a) Affordability of the CPSU for pay revision and Superannuation Benefits, b) Pension revision for the BSNL Executives absorbed from DoT, c) Uniform increment date, d) Periodicity should be 5 years from 01.01.2012 with minimum 15% fitment, e) Minimum Fitment of 20% required if periodicity is 10 years..... View Copy of the letter.

10-03-2017

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09-03-2017

Raj Bhawan/Collectorate/DM Office March:  Show of strength by BSNL Non-Executives and Executives.

Reports received from various Circles about the excellent rallies conducted throughout the country today. According to the call given by the Unions and Associations in BSNL, thousands of the Non-Executives and Executives, marched to the Raj Bhawans, collectorates and DM offices throughout the country. Banners and placards were displayed, demanding the Government not to resort to strategic sale / disinvestment in BSNL, not to form Subsidiary Tower Company, to allot 4G spectrum to BSNL and not to favour the Reliance Jio.

SNEA CHQ wholeheartedly congratulate all the employees who have participated in the rallies and shown their commitment to safeguard our beloved company.

09-03-2017

Presentation on CPSU Hierarchy proposal to DIR(HR): Today Pers section planned to make a presentation to DIR(HR) based on the discussions we had on the subject. Since DIR(HR) was not able to come to the office, it could not take place. The presentation may be delayed for few days.

09-03-2017

Meeting with PGM(Estt): GS and Jt Sec met PGM(Estt) regarding revision of JTO vacancies in HR Circle. The proposal from HR Circle is yet to reach BSNL CO. We had given a copy of the vacancy calculation done by HR Circle as per the DoPT guidelines. PGM(Estt) assured to endorse the proposal of HR Circle. Declaration of results of HR Circle is delayed due to non finalization of the results... View Copy of the letter.

09-03-2017

GS writes to CMD regarding the advise of the SR section  (View Copy of the letter) wherein a direction has been issued to the Recognised Unions as well as the Recognised Association not to form any type of Forum or joint struggle on any issue. The Circular and its contents are provocative, uncalled for and undermines the contribution of the BSNL Employees, the Unions and the Associations in protecting the interest of the company for the last 16 years.  It is also a direct attack on the Trade Union rights of the Unions and Associations. SNEA while registering its strongest protest, it demands that the circular should be withdrawn immediately to have conducive working atmosphere in the company.... View Copy of the letter.

09-03-2017

GS requests CMD 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.

09-03-2017

View Corporate Office Orders:
Night calling facility in RE DoT number reg.
DE inter circle transfer - retention reg.
DE inter circle transfer - Retention request reg.
DE inter circle transfer - Modification reg.
Deployment of DR JEs selected during Sep 2016 between Recruiting and Non recruiting circle reg.

09-03-2017

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09-03-2017

March to Raj Bhawan / Collectorate / DM Office today, on 9th March, 2017 by all Unions and Associations:

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.