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Messages updated during the month of  Apr 2014

19-04-2014

View Media Report:
Telecom panel sets starting bid price for August 1,800MHz auction. 
DoT seeks recommendations of TRAI for next round of spectrum auction.

19-04-2014

CWC meeting at Jaipur on 26th & 27th May, 2014:

a)          Circle Executive Committee meeting may be held prior to the CWC to discuss the HR related issues and issues related to the growth of BSNL such as availability of stores like UG Cable/ drop wire/Modem/EPBT, progress in tender for battery / 5 pair cable etc. The performance of the circle vertical wise for the last three years to be analyzed. Status of availability of fund for expansion and operational requirements also to be checked with the Circle office.

b)   Membership verification: The number of Executives working in each SSA and Circle, cadre wise may be collected so that there can be fruitful discussion on this item. The figure may be cross checked with the ITPC figure of total Executives in SSA/Circle.

c)          Circle /SSA conferences which are due may be conducted prior to the CWC.

d)   The venue for the next All India Conference will be decided by this CWC.

e)  Constitutional amendments: Proposal for constitution amendment if any may be mailed to the constitution amendment committee so that it can be discussed in the CWC.

19-04-2014

Congratulations to Odisha Circle: According to the initial data, Odisha Circle made a net increase of Rs 35 Cr (4.4%) in revenue comparing to the previous year, 2012-13 (2012-13—790 Cr, 2013-14—825 Cr). SNEA(I) congratulate our Comrades, CGMT and his team and the whole employees of Odisha Circle.

19-04-2014

Meeting with GM(Pers), BSNLCO: GS, President and both AGSs met Sri S S Aggarwal, GM(Pers) on 17.04.2014 and discussed: a) Committee meeting on pay fixation and protection of pay during officiating promotion as per the assurance given in the meeting: GM(Pers) informed that the earlier committee has to be reconstituted as some of the members already transferred out and that will be done immediately. Thereafter the committee will examine the case as discussed. b) Modification of soft tenure policy so that after completion of soft tenure, officials will be able to come back to their choice SSA: GM(Pers) informed that the proposal is almost ready as assured earlier and will be placed before the MC for approval.

19-04-2014

Meeting with GM(Estt), BSNLCO: GS and both AGSs met Sri R K Goyal, GM(Estt) on 17.04.2014 and discussed: a) Amendment to JTO RR: GM(Estt) informed that the committee will be meeting on the same day to finalize the seniority related issues in the RR. Assn requested to expedite the same as the regularization of Offtg JTOs and future LICE to JTO cadre is depending on the new RR. He assured that the proposal will be send to the MC at the earliest, most probably this month itself and then to the BSNL Board for approval, b) reversion of JTOs of Assam Circle.

18-04-2014

View Media Report:
Special CAG teams set to audit telecom companies. 
Telecom firms see opening of Pandora box with SC order.

18-04-2014

BSNL Mobile Full Talk Value & Combo Topup Voucher Offers - Circle Wise.

Opera Mini to be preloaded  on  all  BSNL  Champion  Mobiles  and  other Devices.

17-04-2014

17-04-2014

HOCC action points review by CMD on 15-04-14.
Vocational and Summer Training  for Engineering students. performance for the year 2013-14 performance and Target for the year 2014-15 - Dir HR DO letter.
Enterprise revenue target 2014-15 - Circle wise

SDE Tenure transfer order.

17-04-2014

View Media Reports:
CAG can audit accounts of private telecom companies, SC says. 
BSNL, ISRO spar over satellite bandwidth. 
Mukesh Ambani Readies 4G Backbone for Data War: Corporate India. 

17-04-2014

BSNL Most Useful Web Portals for Mobile, Broadband & Landline Services.

BSNL Kerala Launched  Deepam New Prepaid Plan with always Full Talk value.

BSNL Hiked Unlimited Home Combo Broadband Plan 950 Monthly Charges.

16-04-2014

16-04-2014

Congratulations!
Smt. Sujata Tapan Ray,  an  absorbed  IP & T AFS officer,  presently
working as PGM (Finance) / IFA, Gujarat Telecom. Circle, Ahmedabad,  has been appointed as Executive Director (Finance) in BSNL. 
View Order Copy.

16-04-2014

Consolidated Instructions on seniority contained in DoP & T OM No. 20011/1/2012-Estt.(D) dated 04th March 2014 regarding Inter se seniority of direct recruits and promotees.

16-04-2014

View Cor. Office Orders:

Regularisation of ad-hoc service of STS (CAO/AGM) executives in Telecom Finance/Promotion of Sr AO/AO to the grade of STS(CAO/AGM) on regular basis- Reg.     View List.


DE Transfer - Cancellation order.


15-04-2014

View Cor. Office orders:
Transfer and posting in the grade of SE (Electical).
SE (Electrical) adhoc promotions and postings order......Congratulations!
SDE Inter Circle own cost transfer.
MOU for the year 2014-15.

14-04-2014

Attention CSs / JSs:

Circle / District / Branch Treasurers are requested to clear CHQ quota up to April-2014, Pending  Building fund / Legal fund before this month end since our CWC is scheduled on 26th and 27th of May 2014 at Jaipur..

View Quota Payment details as on 13-04-14.

View Pending Building / Legal Fund details.

The amount may be directly deposited in CHQ account. They are requested to get confirmation for the deposited amount from CHQ treasurer either through SMS or  e-mail. Further they are requested to send the breakup details like CHQ quota period / Membership details / Building fund, Legal fund etc in respect of the deposited amount to Com.R.Rajan, CHQ Treasurer (e-mail id - rajanbsnl@gmail.com, Mobile - 09486102600).

14-04-2014

View Media Report:
Indian telecom BSNL to set up technical institute.
Trai seeks spectrum use charges details from DoT. 
BSNL introduces new Landline Annual Plan 1540: Analysis. 

13-04-2014

BSNL to Increase Landline/CDMA  (Fixed)  Rentals,  Reduce  Freebies  for Rural ‘General’ Customers.

BSNL Launches 7 Days Validity National Roaming STV  for  Prepaid  Users.

BSNL NATFM & Syncroute Offers Certified Telecom Professional Wireless - New Certified Course.

BSNL Orissa Prepaid  Balance &  Validity  Inquiry  Dial  Codes  for  Mobile Users.

BSNL New Combo Top-Up Vouchers Announced for 2G / 3G  Prepaid Mobile Customers

11-04-2014

View Cor. Office Orders:
Promotion to the grade of EE Elec - Calling for VC reg.

Details of Departmental JAOs 2010 batch for the purpose of Seniority list in the grade of  AAOs / JAOs reg  - View Covering letter    View List.

11-04-2014

SNEA(I)  called off the agitational programmes  launched vide notice dated 10.02.2014  based on the concrete assurances  given during the  discussion with the management on 18th and 19th Mar 2014 and the  record of discussion  issued on 04-04-2014......View letter copy.

11-04-2014

Meeting of Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations on 09.04.2014: GS and AGS Com.Vivek Wankhede attended the Forum meeting which discussed the following issues a) 30% superannuation benfit, b) 78.2% fitment benefit to the pensioners and arrear payment, c) BSNL & MTNL merger, d) Subsidiary formation etc..
Click here to view the report

11-04-2014

General Secretary writes to Dir(HR) regarding Delay in tenure transfers on completion of tenure period. Click here to view Letter to Director (HR)

11-04-2014

Editorial – March, 2014.

Congrats for massive mobilization and participation - keep up the momentum to ensure that assurances on HR are upheld and sinister moves to disintegrate the company are defeated.  

Abnormal delay in addressing key HR issues, particularly the critical ones related to revision of pay scales w.e.f 01.01.2007 as per 2nd PRC, retirement benefits to the BSNL recruited employees, implementation of TBP policy on functional basis, promotions, settlement of pay anomalies etc. coupled with sinister thinking of the policy makers and the management to dismantle the company under the diabolical guise of reviving it left Association with no other alternative but to shout on the streets. As a disciplined Organization, we had been holding our breath but we have had to shout when virtually our oxygen supply was cut off.

True to the very rich and healthy trade union ethics and values of our beloved Association which we have nurtured and cherished for decades, it was not surprising to find incredible surge of Comrades in every nook and corner of the Country to make the programs of demonstration and dharna a spectacular success, thus nostalgically reminding the seniors of the successes of the past struggles and motivating the younger blood to look forwards towards success of future struggles. Frustration and intense angst amongst Comrades was clearly manifest when thousands of comrades throughout the Country   participated in the Mass Dharna on 06.03.2014 despite legitimate constraints of code of conduct on account of general elections.

Dumbfounded as CHQ finds to congratulate CSs, SSA/Secy’s, activists and grass root level Comrades alike for astounding success of programs on 27th Feb and 6th March, what is even more commendable was extensive, total and widespread preparation towards countdown of programs of Relay Hunger Strike and no stone was left unturned anywhere to strike hardest blows from 19th March onwards.  

Timely and sincere intervention from CMD and Dir(HR) to diffuse the situation was well responded to by us for very obvious reasons. Concrete assurance from CMD that interests of BSNL would be adequately safeguarded while deciding on critical issues of merger of BSNL and MTNL, formation of separate tower subsidiary Company, pension contribution on actual basic etc.etc and even more forthright commitments from Dir(HR) that HR issues would be addressed as expeditiously as possible paved the way for a negotiated settlement through extensive and painstaking discussions on 18th /19th of March.

For the first time window for extending standard pay scales is opened when management agreed in principle to revisit the issue once decision on pension contribution on actual basic is taken at appropriate level. This is a radical breakthrough considering 3rd PRC is at our door steps. We have to strenuously work out our way and strategy towards resolution of this issue prior to 3rd PRC. Resolution of the issue having got drifted is on right track now. Draft on CPSU cadre hierarchy is circulated and now awaits opinion from concerned Associations so as to be pushed further for implementation. Reduction of pay, pay anomalies and antedating would be addressed in a minimal time bound period. Progress of DPCs would be closely monitored and expedited.   

Our timely intervention alone on the issue of merger of MTNL and BSNL set alarm bells ringing and imposed breaks on those who were moving with supersonic speed to forge merger arbitrarily, without even trying to understand the huge significance of sorting out intricate issues. Secy/DOT was quick to intervene and allay our apprehensions that all the related issues would be comprehensively addressed prior to merger and we would be taken on board before taking final call. On the issue of creating subsidiary tower company, our justified  apprehensions that Company is being systematically dismantled were well taken by Secy/DOT and we have been assured that no further action would be taken without taking us into confidence. On Pension contribution on actual basic, Secy/DOT has agreed to reexamine the issue in the context of assurances given to us at the time of absorption on issue of pension.   

However, assurances are assurances only unless translated into action. That needs extraordinary organizational preparedness to respond to any eventuality at short notice. We have not to be complacent. In fact, now we have to be more alert to keep up the momentum to be in a position to respond in case we sense betrayal. The challenge before us now undoubtedly to get the assurances implemented is daunting and calls for extraordinary level of organizational preparedness.    

10-04-2014

View Media Reports:

Telecom Commission to keep a tab on policy recommendations by Trai; Trai Act amendment ruled out.

BSNL Re-Launches Combo Top up Vouchers With Dual Benefits.

BSNL Launches 7 Days Validity National Roaming STV for Prepaid Users.

BSNL NATFM & Syncroute Offers Certified Telecom Professional Wireless - New Certified Course.

10-04-2014

GS writes to Secretary/DoT regarding 78.2% IDA fitment benefit to BSNL employees retired prior to 10.06.2013 and arrears payment -- revise the presidential directive issued by DoT on 10.06.2013 by extending the benefit of 78.2% fitment on actual basis instead of notional pay fixation keeping the arrears payment deferred, in line with the BSNL Board proposal sent to DOT on 10.09.2012
Click here to view Letter to Secretary, DoT

09-04-2014

View Media Reports:
BSNL Offers the Cheapest 3G Data Tariff As of April 2014. 
Telecom market ripe for consolidation.  
DoT wants transfer of telecom assets to BSNL. 
Dispose pensioners complaints within 2 months.

09-04-2014

JTO(T) to SDE(T) promotion case at Hon CAT, Ernakulam: The final arguments started today based on the urgent petition filed by the Association. BSNL also filed an MA for early hearing. Our Sr Advocate argued for about 40 minutes. Since the case is listed for final arguments and disposal, interim prayer for vacation of stay not entertained. The case posted on 26.05.2014 for final disposal, after the summer vacation.

08-04-2014

JTO(T) to SDE(T) Promotion: The case at Hon CAT, Ernakulam listed for hearing tomorrow, 09.04.2014

08-04-2014

08-04-2014

JTO(T) to SDE(T) promotion: Reminder issued for fresh VC: It is intimated that fresh VC may be send immediately as follows: OC/SC candidates – upto 1998 rect year, ST- upto 2005 rect year. Remaining VCs to be kept ready in the Circle offices. CSs and other office bearers to expedite the VC. The case at Hon CAT, Ernakulam is expected this week as division bench is sitting in the whole week.

Letter from BSNLCO

08-04-2014

Meeting with Member(Fin)/Telecom Commission: GS Com K Sebastin and President Com G L Jogi met Smt Annie Moreas, Member(F)/DoT on 07.04.2014 and discussed:

a)   78.2% fitment benefit to pensioners: On the query from DoE, the Estt branch prepared the reply and it is under the examination of Finance wing. Member(F) informed that she is very concerned about the pensioners and assured that action will be taken to send the reply at the earliest.

b)     Pension contribution of Actual basic pay instead of maximum of the pay scale: Assn pointed out that DoT is not allowing BSNL to make the pension contribution on actual basic pay as in the case of Central Govt employees. The pension contribution of BSNL employees also covered by DOPT OM dated 19.11.2009 superseding the earlier DoPT OM dated 15.05.2000. BSNL is forced to make excess payment of about 350 Crores per annum on account of this. Member(F) informed us that once the proposal is reaching Finance wing, it will be examined once again with this input on the order dated 19.11.2009.

08-04-2014

Meeting with Jt Secretary(T)/DoT: GS Com K Sebastin and President Com G L Jogi met Sri V Umashankar, Jt Sec(T)/DoT on 07.04.2014 and discussed:

a)        Standard Pay scales of E1A and E2A – Assn informed the meeting with the officers in DPE in this regard. He also concurred with our opinion that the intermediary pay scales will not be approved by DPE. Since BSNL insisting to send the proposal to DPE, action will be taken to send it to DPE at the earliest. We requested to expedite the same. We are confident that DPE will reject the proposal once it reaches DPE which will open our route for standard E2, E3 pay scales as assured by DIR(HR) in the discussion on 19.03.2014 as part of our agitation.

 

b)        78.2% fitment benefit to pensioners: Jt Sec(T) informed that DoT is very concerned about this matter as it involves pensioners. He assured every positive action.

c)        Pension contribution of Actual basic pay instead of maximum of the pay scale: Jt Sec(T) informed that this is very much justified as there is no reason for a separate treatment for the pension contribution of the BSNL absorbed employees.

08-04-2014

Meeting with GM(Estt): GS and both AGSs met Sri R K Goyal, GM(Estt) on 07.04.2014 and discussed:

a)         Issuing clarifications sought by the Circles of seniority of LICE passed candidates: GM(E) informed that the matter is under consideration of the Estt branch and the necessary instructions in this regard will be issued in a couple of weeks.

b)        Amendment to JTO RR 2014: GM(Estt) informed that the draft RR is almost ready and it will be placed before the Management Committee shortly. He also informed that most of the suggestions given by the Association on reducing the qualifying service from 7 to 5 years, fixation of seniority, declaring the LICE passed candidates enbloc senior to the JTOs recruited by the new RR etc accepted by the committee.

  

Meeting with GM(Pers): GS and both AGSs met Sri S S Aggarwal, GM(Pers) on 07.04.2014 and discussed the cases of retention of executives after 31.03.2014. After discussion, he assured that the immunity and genuine medical cases will be processed soon.

07-04-2014


JTO to SDE promotion under Sen quota - Calling for fresh VC reg. JTO to SDE LDCE promotion - Modification in eligibility year reg. Transfer in the grade of CE Electrical.

07-04-2014

BSNL Upgraded Broadband Bandwidth to Flat 512Kbps for Rural Plan.

BSNL Karnataka Withdrawn Some Special Tariff Vouchers from 01-04-2014.

BSNL Selfcare Portal Customer Registration & Usage Procedure.

BSNL Kerala GSM Mobile Prepaid Balance Inquiry Short Codes.

BSNL Karnataka Introduced New STV Offers 21000 Free Seconds for Prepaid Mobile Users.

BSNL to raise FMC of two Unlimited Combo Broadband Plans by Rs 50.

07-04-2014

During the visit of Shri Anupam Shrivastava  Director (CM)  at Bhopal, Circle Secretary MP Circle, Com. Alok Shrivastava  & CP Com S. Dutta Majumdar  met Director (CM) on 1/4/2014 and submitted the memorandum. They  congratulated him for selection as CMD BSNL and they discussed various issues of CM section. CGMT MP circle Shri N.K. Yadav and Sr. GM (  HR & A) Shri Prakash Ballal were also present. Click here to View  memorandum.

07-04-2014

Antedating of increment or Anomaly due to accrual of increment to junior earlier than the senior:
Individuals who are having this anomaly may furnish details to CHQ. CHQ received details of seniors having DNI on 01st Oct and 01st Dec where as Junior is having increment on 01st Jan. If any senior is having increment (DNI) on 01st Feb to 01st Sept, details may be mailed to CHQ (sneachq@yahoo.com) immediately.

06-04-2014


DE Transfer - Retention OrderMOU between BSNL and DOT Covering Letter. MOU Between BSNL and DOT for 2014-2015.

04-04-2014

Record of discussions of meetings of SNEA(I) with BSNL Management held on 18th and  19th march 2014.

Click here to view the report

04-04-2014

Congratulations !!!
Result for LDCE for promotion from JTO(Arch) to the grade of AE(Arch) under 33% quota held on 18-01-2014 and 19-01-2014 declared


Click here to view Result

04-04-2014

Dear Comrades,
Due to technical reasons, our CHQ website was not operational for the last 10 days. The average hit of our website was 6 to 8 lakhs per month which made the server to crash frequently. Last month due to our agitation programme, the hit was much higher and the server was not able to withstand the traffic which forced to suspend our website. As the existing party informed their inability to extend service to us, we shifted to a new virtual private server for better service. We retained the same domain name which is familiar to all and for shifting the domain name to a new server, it is mandatory to wait for a minimum of 7 days. Further one more day it took to make necessary corrections in the other domain servers throughout the world. We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience during these days - General Secretary

04-04-2014

JTO(Arch) to AE(Arch) LDCE Exam result - Expected  today

04-04-2014

Meeting with DIR(HR): GS Com K Sebastin, President Com G L Jogi and AGS Com Vivek Wankhede met Sri A N Rai, DIR(HR) on 02.04.2014 and discussed:
a)    Amendment to BSNLMS RR in case of promotion from SDE (C/E) to EE(C/E): DIR(HR) informed that the proposal is under the active consideration of BSNL Management. However the claim of different stake holders on the matter to be examined. Assn strongly pleaded for bringing parity at par with other streams like Telecom / Finance etc as that will be the best solution available. DIR(HR) agreed to examine the proposal with the relevant facts and legal issues before taking a final decision. As the amendment may take few months time and the new RR will be in force from the date of notification, Assn requested to complete the DPCs at the earliest.
b)    DPC from JTO to SDE, SDE to DE and DE to DGM: DIR(HR) informed that they are waiting for the decision from Hon CAT on JTO to SDE promotion. On SDE to DE and DE to DGM promotions, BSNL is filing an IA in the Hon Supreme Court seeking clarifications on the interim order of “status on seniority” citing the acute shortage.
c)    Tenure transfer and issuing transfer orders well before completion of tenure: Nowadays, it is observed that even after completion of tenure, the transfer orders are not issued by BSNLCO resulting in overstay in tenure places. There is no meaning in declaring these stations as tenure places if the officials are forced to overstay there, Assn pointed out. The tenure transfer order of officials completed tenure at Leh in J&K on 23.02.2014 (with -14 degree temp), not issued even today. The transfer orders are not issued on flimsy grounds that the applications are not received through proper channel etc. Assn demanded that the tenure transfer orders should be issued well in advance, two months before the completion of tenure and the officials should be relieved immediately after completion of tenure without waiting for the substitute. All data is available in the HRMS package like date of joining, leave etc and BSNLCO has to act on the HRMS data based on the advance copy if the formal forwarding letter not received well in advance.  DIR(HR) immediately directed GM(P) to make a waiting list at Pers section and issue transfer orders well in advance from the list. 
d)    Rule 8 transfer cases: Assn requested to consider the Rule 8 cases as large no of JTOs completed more than 8 years and some of the female JTOs are staying with their small kids and some are finding it difficult to get suitable marriage alliance. Now TTA to JTO LICE candidates joined in the Circles as JTOs and CGMs will be in a position to consider the cases. DIR(HR) assured to take up the matter with the CGMs immediately.
e)    Retention of the officials after 31.03.2014: DIR(HR) mentioned that the retention upto 31.03.2014 given in order to give sufficient time to move to the new places after making suitable arrangements and now all have to move to the new places. Assn requested to consider the genuine medical cases like cancer, mental and physical retarded cases of self and family members etc and the immunity cases as per the rule. DIR(HR) agreed to examine such cases.

04-04-2014

Meeting with officials in DPE on 28.03.2014 on standard pay scales and Antedating issue: GS Com K Sebastin and President Com G L Jogi met concerned officers in DPE to enquire about the pay scale and antedating issues. Concerned officers informed that so far DPE didn’t received any communication from DoT and further reiterated its earlier stand that all the CPSEs to implement standard pay scales. It was informed that so many PSUs including Oil companies send proposal for intermediary pay scales like BSNL as they are having so many grades, more than 10 and finding it very difficult to fit into standard pay scales, but the Group of Secretaries examined the proposals and rejected it. Subsequently all of them switched over to standard pay scales, by extending same standard pay scale to more than one grade. On the issue of Antedating, DPE agreed to write to the concerned ministry to address the problem in consultation with the CPSE. Other CPSEs addressed the problem by switching over to uniform increment date.

04-04-2014

78.2% IDA fitment to Pensioners: GS Com K Sebastin and President Com G L Jogi met Sri S C Mishra, Member(S)/DoT on 25.03.2014 on the above matter. It is understood that Dept of Expenditure sought some important clarifications from DoT on the pension revision issue as mentioned below:
a)    For the pre -2007 retirees, DoT to satisfy itself that the proposal need not go to the Union Cabinet for approval. The DoT view may be communicated to DoE.
b)    DoT to satisfy that the pension revision is well within 60% ceiling.
c) On implementation of 78.2% IDA fitment “notionally from 01.01.2007 to 10.06.2013”, DoT informed that there is a precedence to fix the Pension, DCRG, Gratuity etc on “notional pay”. The details of such precedence to be furnished to DoE.
Since the revised presidential directive issued on 10.06.2013 having notional pay from 01.01.2007 and actual revision with prospective effect, pension revision may take time, Member(S) informed. If the pay revision was on actual basis from 01.01.2007 with deferred arrear payment, the pension revision would have been automatic. Assn pointed out that the agreement with BSNL was pay revision w.e.f 01.01.2007 on actual basis with deferred arrear payment but the revised presidential directive issued by DoT created problem. To overcome this, we requested to revise the presidential directive as per the agreement. Further CMD/BSNL also written to DoT on 21.10.2013 to revise the presidential directive with actual pay revision w.e.f 01.01.2007. Member(S) told us to pursue the matter with concerned section as it may solve the problem easily. Meanwhile DoT is trying to send a suitable reply to DoE on the queries, he replied.