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Messages updated during the month of  Dec 2016

08-12-2016

Serious lapses in printing the ballot paper for the membership verification in MP Circle reg - GS writes to Dir HR.

08-12-2016

View Corporate Office orders:

Final Seniority list of SE Civil based on review DPC held by DOT on 17-04-14 reg.
Transfer of AGMs reg.
DE tenure Transfer order reg.
DE tenure Transfer order reg.
AGM / DE promotion preparatory work - Calling for VC - Reminder.
CCS CCA Rules 1965 — Clarification regarding effect of warning censure etc on promotion reg - DoP&T instructions.

08-12-2016

All CSs / DSs / BSs and activists are requested to make extensive preparation for the ONE DAY STRIKE on 15-12-2016 and Make it a grand Success

08-12-2016

Polling details received from Circles.
A& N.. 84.21%
ALTTC.. 91.30%
AP & TLG.. 96.12%
AS.. 92.85%
BR .. 92.86%
BSNL CO..85.05%
CHG.. 93.79%
CTD..94.38%
CHTD..96%
GUJ... 93.06%
HR.. 93.68%
HP..96.36%
J&K... 93.52%
JKD.. 92.95%
KTK.. 94.65%
KRL..97.53%
MH... 94.37%
MP.. 92.36%
TTC, JBL.... 94.44%
NE I.... 88.4%
NE II.... 93.9%
NTR DELHI... 92.4%
OD.. 96.09%
PB... 95.53%
RAJ... 94.88%
TN ...96.39%
UP East.. 93.37%
UP West... 93.64%
UKD.. 94.88%
WB.. 94%.
Total.. 94.52%
Kerala tops with 97.53%, lowest A&N with 84.21%

07-12-2016

Congratulations to one and all for making the membership verification a grand success. The extensive tours and door to door campaign by our CSs, SSA Secretaries, Branch Secretaries, office bearers and Core Group members at all levels resulted in heavy polling in almost all the Circles/SSAs. CHQ congratulate all of them for the excellent work done for the last 6 months.

Last but not the least, our sincere gratitude to all our grass root level members and supporters for making the MV a grand success.

Our sincere gratitude to DIR(HR), GM(SR), DGM(SR) and all the officials in SR section for their untiring efforts to conduct the MV in a free and fair manner. 

07-12-2016

07-12-2016

The ignorance of One Voter in a democracy impairs the Security of ALL

John F Kennedy

07-12-2016

STR9NG SNEA

STR9NG BSNL

No: 9 SANCHAR NIGAM EXECUTIVES ASSOCIATION

Dear Comrades,

Finally the day has come to decide our destiny, the day we are dreaming for the last 5 years.

The membership verification is for the next three years. All the Major HR issues are in the advanced stage, in the verge of finalization. It may take few months only. To accomplish our dream of upgrading our pay scales to E2 and E3, to end the stalemate in functional promotion by switching over to CPSU Cadre Hierarchy, for the best 3rd PRC w.e.f 01.01.2017 with upgradation of remaining pay scales upto E7, 30% Superannuation benefits and Term Insurance, first TB promotion, Notional pay of E1A and E2A for C/E/Arch/PA/PS/TF w.e.f 01.10.2000, Officiating pay protection and pay anomalies, pay parity of Rs 22820, for a transparent and best uniform HR policy, relieving of Rules 8 cases,

To protect BSNL and to ensure its financial viability,

Vote for the strongest and largest Association which is having the strength and capacity to fight for the rights, having visionary leadership for the future, respects constitution and democratic values at No: 9 SANCHAR NIGAM EXECUTIVES ASSOCIATION

 

Remember,

Every unpolled vote renders the cadre weak.

Every unpolled vote is for the Administration.

Every vote against the majority Association is for the Administration.

And every vote for a weak Association is a vote against the bargaining strength of the recognised Association.

Every vote against the Association that fights for the Oneness and Unity of the Executives is for the Administration.

Every Vote for the Association that cannot fight for the Executives is for the Administration.

Go along and vote the best.

Vote for Unity.

Vote for highest bargaining strength for the Executives.

Select the best, Elect the best.

Strengthen SNEA, Strengthen BSNL

07-12-2016

Tips to the Voters,

1. Bring your valid BSNL ID card. Otherwise take authorization letter from the controlling officers with photo.

2. Check that ballot paper is duly signed by the Presiding officer on the back side. Otherwise your vote will become invalid.

3. After putting the stamp, fold the ballot paper vertically so that ink may come in the same line as you voted.

06-12-2016

Click here to view  the  Stand  of  SNEA:

06-12-2016

GS and President met Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD/BSNL on 06.12.2016 and held discussions on the following issues:

a)         Approval of standard pay scales of E2 and E3 replacing the intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A before 3rd PRC by taking up separately with DoT. Today we had another round of discussion with CMD in this regard. DoT is of the opinion that either E1A and E2A scales are to be taken to Union Cabinet for approval or E1 and E2 pay scales are to be implemented by BSNL due to the financial implications on BSNL and DoT mainly on account of the proposal of upgradation of all the pay scales upto E7. This BSNL proposal to upgrade all the scales was rejected by DoT earlier once. So unless and until BSNL taking a stand to save the E2, E3 proposal part by processing it separately, there is every possibility to reject even E2, E3 proposal again. CMD told that BSNL will take necessary action immediately and concerned officers are already directed to get the E2, E3 proposal approved first before 3rd PRC as promised to us.    

b)        Pay parity of Rs 22820 for the 2007, 2008 rect JTOs and 2010 direct rect JAOs.

Assn explained the injustice meted out to the JTO/JAOs recruited between 2007 to 2010 as their pay is fixed at Rs 19020 where as the pay for others are fixed at Rs 22820. There is difference of Rs 3800 in the basic pay itself and about 8000 rupees in the emoluments.

Since E2, E3 proposal is already approved by BSNL management and now under process in DoT, we requested CMD to address this anomaly at the earliest. Even after implementation of E2 scales, the disparity in pay will continue. We suggested to CMD to refer the matter to a committee as done in the case of other pay anomaly cases. CMD made some queries about the anomaly to understand the issue and finally told that the matter will be discussed further with DIR(HR) and others to find some way out. The suggestion to refer to a committee is a good suggestion, it will be considered, CMD informed.

As demanded by some section, it cannot be settled by giving additional increments in E1 scale (E1+11 increments as suggested). There is no provision in the rule to give additional increments beyond the minimum of the next higher scale, E2. In other words by giving addtl increments in E1 scale, the pay can be enhanced maximum upto minimum of E2 scales, ie 20600. So it can be settled by giving additional increments from E2 scales only, this is one option.

Further such issues cannot be settled simply by one meeting with CMD or anybody else. It requires continuous persuasion and struggle of the highest magnitude.  Today even E1 +5 increments itself is not extended for the Executives recruited after 2010, this fact we should not forget. So comrades, before taking final decision, think twice, which Association is having the capacity, will power and tradition to fight with the management and settle the issues. Whether those who tried to sabotage the agitation of SNEA in 2002-03 for standard pay scales of E2 in collusion with management is capable? The same people now sabotaging E2 and E3 scales by insisting for upgradation of all the pay scales and keeping all of you under the threat of demotion to E1 scale can do it? The set of people finished AIGETOA and its identity (according to the version of their Ex GS) can do it? What they could do in the last 3 years after the MoU other than settling AIGETOA once for all? AIGETOA compromised their identity and now AITEEA is doing the same thing?

Comrades, take right decision and this is the right time to take such decision. Otherwise it will take years to understand as happened to AIGETOA.

06-12-2016

When AIGETOA is demanding separate Assn for the BSNL direct rects, how they are supporting an Association like AIBSNLEA openly, which is opposing the same all along? Even SNEA suggested them to participate in the verification process in order not to lose their identity. The MOU partner interest is to get their votes, by not allowing them to become an applicant Assn. That strategy worked out very nicely for them and in next three years they will see that AIGETOA is nowhere.

Since they decided not to participate, they have to strengthen the majority, strong Association because all the issues raised by AIGETOA members will be discussed and decided by negotiation, by the recognized Association only. AIGETOA appears to be serious in resolving the issues. If that is the case, they have to support SNEA to become the majority recognized Association with huge margin and bargaining power. All policy matters and HR issues will be discussed and negotiated only with the majority Association and no other Association, including the support Association will have these rights. Therefore in the membership contest, the majority that the recognized Association can accrue matters most, in terms of the bargaining power it can command.

Since the MOU partner membership confined to CAO/AGM and DGM grades, they are not bothered about the standard pay scales of E2, E3 for the JTO/JAO recruited after 01.01.2007 as majority of their members are not affected/benefited. So deliberately they are putting upgradation of all pay scales as a precondition for replacing E1A and E2A with E2 and E3.

Similarly they are not concerned about implementation of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy as an alternative to the present dead lock situation in promotions due to obvious reasons. So they are making fresh demands against the spirit of Khan Committee recommendations.

It is time for AIGETOA members to introspect what they achieved during last 3 years with the MOU partner. Any single positive step on any issue affecting thousands of Executives? Is the same stalemate for the Executives in all spheres to continue? Is there any meaning in weakening the strongest Association and strengthening the hands of the management by voting to somebody else or abstaining from voting?

06-12-2016

SNEA has always been opposing MT/DGM from External candidates. SNEA is opposing MT/DGM RRs in the present format. If BSNL management comes up with any fast track promotion mechanism in place of Internal MT recruitment by addressing the short comings, incorporating necessary modifications and is acceptable to the rank and file of SNEA, we will welcome it.

06-12-2016

CHQ is receiving some representations from various Circles regarding issues faced by PAs/PSs working in BSNL. The CHQ has taken cognizance of their genuine grievances and is trying its best to address the issues faced by PAs/PSs.

06-12-2016

GS writes to Secretary, DoT for immediate approval of E2 and E3 pay scales before 3rd PRC: Urgent intervention to issue Presidential orders by approving the standard pay scales of E2 and E3 replacing the intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A for JTO and SDE equivalent cadres w.e.f 01.01.2007 as recommended by the BSNL management in line with Union Cabinet decision and DPE guidelines. The BSNL proposal is pending in DoT for more than 6 months for approval. Presidential orders for these two basic cadres not issued, practically demoralizing the entire BSNL Executives, paralising BSNL growth. These pay scales revisions are part of 2nd PRC recommendations due from 01.01.2007.

Requesting to arrange the meeting between DoT, BSNL and the Assn to find out a workable solution. GS letter to Secretary, DoT

06-12-2016

Membership verification on 07.12.2016:

ONE PSU, ONE ASSOCIATION

My Vote for

a) Financial Viability of BSNL and protecting BSNL from vested interests

b) Immediate replacement of E1A and E2A scales with Standard pay scales of E2 and E3 before 3rd PRC

c) Success of SWAS programme

d) 30% Superannuation Benefits, Term Insurance and social security

e) Opposing Tower Subsidiary formation and protecting BSNL from disinvestment and disintegration

f) Implementation of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy upto AGM Grade as per the recommendations of Khan Committee

g) Struggle against corruption and to protect our members fighting against corruption

h) Implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations in BSNL and upgradation of remaining pay scales upto E7

i) 1st TB promotion after 4 to 5 years

j) E1A and E2A pay scales from 01.10.2000 for Civil/Elect/ Arch/TF/PA/PS wings

k) Officiating pay protection and pay anomalies

l) Unity of all the Executives in BSNL. More than one Association will aide and suits the management, not the Executives

m) Getting upgradation of pay scales of JTO cadre in 1987 (from 1400-2700 to 1640-2900), in 1996 (from 5500-9000 to 6500-10500) and in 2002 (from E1 to E1A) through historic and sustained struggles of SNEA(then JETA/JTOA/TEOA).

n) Rejecting the adhoc payment of Rs 2000 (when all other Assns [AIBSNLEA] were ready for absorption just for Rs 2000 and tried to sabotage the agitation of SNEA) and finalising the terms and condition for absorption in BSNL like E1A, E2A, -- E6 pay scales, 5 TB promotions after every 5 years and point to point fixation, before absorption.

o) Group B gazetted status for JTO cadre facilitating absorption as an Executive in BSNL.

p) Protecting BSNL from disinvestment and copper cable unbundling, Struggle for ADC and USO subsidy, procurement etc.

q) 12% EPF Contribution without the ceiling of Rs 6500 (now Rs 15000) for BSNL directly recruited employees

r) Struggle against cancellation of 45.5 M GSM tender, for refund of Rs 6752 Crores as BWA spectrum Refund charges, filing Writ Petition by SNEA in the Delhi High Court challenging 3G roaming and ICR pact, finalization of tenders, CDR, ERP etc

s) Five TB Promotions policy with liberal attendance condition ensuring 100% promotion to the Executives.

t) Concluding ITS absorption issue through Cabinet decision.

u) BSNLMS RR 2009 ensuring direct promotion from SDE/AO to AGM/CAO.

v) Opposing BSNL and MTNL merger

w) resolving the issues of Civil/Elect/Arch wings like counting of residency period from 01.10.2000 for the 1st TB promotion, 1st and 2nd ACPs, relaxation for Accounts examination, ending the discrimination in promotions for Diploma holders by issuing clarification.

x) Amending the BSNLMS RR to increase the regular quota from 50% to 75%.

Vote for No: 9 SANCHAR NIGAM EXECUTIVES ASSOCIATION

Strengthen SNEA, Strengthen BSNL

05-12-2016

During implementation of CPSU cadre Hierarchy, we are trying to render justice to the Executives whose promotions are delayed due to Dept reasons by giving suitable relaxation in qualifying service for them for the next promotion so that they also will get the promotion at par with the Executives promoted for the same vacancy / rect year. In CPSU Hierarchy, the promotions will be on rect/vacancy year basis for all the cadres in all the wings. This will address all the seniority related issues. This will be pursued as per Kolkata CWC. This demand along with other demands is accepted by the management in principle.

05-12-2016

The CHQ had discussions with some of the representatives of DGMs who were  directly recruited by BSNL. After discussion some problems concerning their cadre were brought to the notice of CHQ. Since their issues are genuine the CHQ will be taking up the issues with management in near future.  

05-12-2016

MVP Campaign at Kolkata on 05.12.2016
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05-12-2016

Click here to view the Stand of SNEA - A comparative chart of SNEA and AIBSNLEA on various issues.

05-12-2016

Click here to view the Question Raised in various Social Media groups and the stand of SNEA to the questions raised in the Social Media Groups

05-12-2016

We are uploading an impassioned appeal from Sri R P Shahu, Ex General Secretary, AIGETOA dispassionately and discreetly urging upon members of AIGETOA and other DRs not to vote for AIBSNLEA in any case. Pl hear the contents of the audio and decide....

05-12-2016

An appeal to the undecided Executives -----

In matters, it matters much more than you realize.

Remember,

Every unpolled vote renders the cadre weak.

Every unpolled vote is for the Administration.

Every vote against the majority Association is for the Administration.

And every vote for a weak Association is a vote against the bargaining strength of the recognised Association.

Every vote against the Association that fights for the Oneness and Unity of the Executives is for the Administration.

Every Vote for the Association that cannot fight for the Executives is for the Administration.

Go along and vote the best.

Vote for Unity.

Vote for highest bargaining strength for the Executives.

Select the best, Elect the best.

05-12-2016

Membership verification on 07.12.2016:

ONE PSU, ONE ASSOCIATION

My Vote for the Unity of all the Executives in BSNL. More than one Association will aide and suits the management, not the Executives. Whether my vote is to strengthen the management and its divide and rule tactics or for a strong Executive Association functioning in a democratic manner? Are you for resolving your issues by selecting and electing a strong recognised Association with huge margin?

Vote for No: 9 SANCHAR NIGAM EXECUTIVES ASSOCIATION

Strengthen SNEA, Strengthen BSNL

05-12-2016

The bargaining power depends on the majority of the recognized Association and that in turn decides the acceleration in settling the issues.

After the ensuing membership verification, there will be only two Associations in the BSNL with any rights, worth the name, the recognized majority Association and the support Association. Other Associations will not even have the right for an informal meeting with the Management at any level. All policy matters and HR issues will be discussed and negotiated only with the majority Association and no other Association, including the support Association will have these rights. Therefore in the membership contest, the majority that the recognized Association can accrue matters most, in terms of the bargaining power it can command. Multiplicity of Associations will only help and aid the management, not the Executives, in derailing resolution of issues in a maaner it is being done now. A strong Executive Association, like those in other CPSUs, can dictate the future of the Executives in BSNL. Even a single vote lost by the majority Association will cost the Executives dearly and the loss, if created cannot be offset in the near future. Therefore it is our fervent appeal to stand in favour of the only Association that can command the maximum support in the current scenario. No one has any doubt that it is the SNEA. Any vote not polled or against the SNEA is a vote to the Management to rule the Executives like dictators. We, therefore, appeal to each and every Executive to go to the polling booths on 7th December to vote for the Executives and against the Management.   Yes, take it as your honourable responsibility to cast your valuable votes in favour of the SANCAHR NIGAM EXECUTIVES ASSOCIATION at Sl No 9 to strengthen the hands of the Executives and choose the SNEA to be the recognized Association with a huge majority and great bargaining power.

ONE PSU, ONE ASSOCIATION

Strengthen SNEA, Strengthen BSNL


05-12-2016

Comrades we identified the origin of the fake screen shot. It is from Warrangal, Telangana Circle. We will be taking appropriate criminal and legal actions.

04-12-2016

Comrades, it has come to our notice that some fake screen shots are circulated by someone through social media to defame the Association. Simply ignore it and focus on membership verification. Those who are afraid of defeat are spreading such things. However we are exploring the possibility of approaching cyber cell and take appropriate criminal and legal action. Those who can trace the source of origination of this fake Screen shot and circulation may  intimate us urgently to take appropriate criminal and legal actions.

04-12-2016

Ex CS AIGETOA Haryana circle Com Mukesh Chaudhary presently posted at Jaipur has joined SNEA. We whole heartedly  welcome him to SNEA family. 

04-12-2016

SNEA KTK releases video of SNEA Achievements and Vision

04-12-2016

Click here to view List of Holidays - Calendar released by MH Circle.

04-12-2016

MVP Campaign by CHQ President at Kota, Rajasthan Circle

04-12-2016

MVP Campaign by Chairman at Dehradun on 02-12-2016

04-12-2016

Glimpses of MVP tour in Maharashtra Circle by Dy. GS, CS/MH and MH Circle team:

ITPC Pune <<<>>>   Kolhapur <<<>>> WTR Mumbai <<<>>> Akola <<<>>>Yavatmal <<<>>> Amravati <<<>>>Gadchiroli <<<>>> TDM Gadchiroli <<<>>>Bhandara <<<>>> Mumbai <<<>>> Ratnagiri <<<>>> Nagpur <<<>>>

04-12-2016

Membership Verification Campaign Photos


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04-12-2016

Membership verification on 07.12.2016:

ONE PSU, ONE ASSOCIATION

My Vote for struggle against corruption and protect our members fighting against corruption.

Vote for No: 9 SANCHAR NIGAM EXECUTIVES ASSOCIATION

Struggle in Kerala was the crusade against an officer facing corruption charges. When SNEA launched agitation, AIBSNLEA openly supported the corrupt officer. They tried to sabotage the agitation of SNEA and declared Sri M S S Rao is an honest officer. More than 1300 members given dies-non, so many suspended, so many charge sheeted, so many transferred. In the second spell BSNLEU also joined the crusade and their members also victimised by suspension, transfer, charge sheets etc.

But we continued our struggle for more than one and half years till we achieve our goal of proving the corruption charges against Sri M S S Rao and shifting him from sensitive post.

Finally he shifted from CGM post to a post occupied by a DGM (demotion by 2 stages), Principal RTTC, TVM. Two major composite charge sheets on corruption charges served on him. Pension not settled.

SNEA and BSNLEU protected each and every one of their member. All dies-non withdrawn, all charge sheets withdrawn, all suspensions revoked.

We protected each and every member of SNEA and BSNLEU who fought against corruption.

Strengthen SNEA, Strengthen BSNL

03-12-2016

Hundreds of emails are receiving by GS daily, for the last few days from post 2007 JTO/JAOs especially 2007 and 2008 batches requesting immediate approval of E2, E3 pay scales delinking the upgardation of other pay scales. Due to the proposal of upgaradtion of all the scales, all are under the threat of rejection of even genuine E2 and E3 pay scales due for them. It is the truth revealed by the DoT Note sheet. This may be treated as a common reply to all the mails to GS….

Comrades, SNEA is pursuing this issue with top most priority. General Secretary cancelled all the tour programmes and stationed at New Delhi for the last few days and continuously pursuing it with DoT and BSNL management. No other Assn taken these developments seriously and pursuing with DoT/BSNL.

GS met Jt Sec(A)/DOT and discussed the issue in details on 30.11.16. Finally Jt Sec(A) agreed to conduct a meeting of DoT, BSNL and the Assn after one week, ie 3rd week of December to sort out the issues and find out a workable solution. It is a very positive development as we could stop the rejection of the E2, E3 pay scales once again.

Then GS met CMD/BSNL on the same day and further discussed the issue and demanded that E2, E3 pay scales should be settled immediately. CMD assured that BSNL will first get the E2, E3 pay scales approved before 3rd PRC and upgradation of remaining scales will be considered during 3rd PRC implementation. CMD given necessary direction to DIR(HR) also in this regard. We are pursuing with DIR(HR) also further.

SNEA already decided to launch agitation if BSNL management is not seriously taking up this issue with DoT and settling it immediately. We are just watching the developments for another few days.

Comrades, Be United, we can face any challenge. SNEA will not allow the demotion of the basic cadres to E1 and E2 scales. Strengthen the hands of SNEA by voting to Sl No 9. SNEA only can settle these HR issues like standard pay scales of E2 and E3, CPSU Cadre Hierarchy, 30% Superannuation benefits, 3rd PRC implementation etc and secure your future. 

03-12-2016

Campaigning at peak in all the Circles. Door to door campaign going on well in all the SSAs by different core groups. Very very encouraging reports are coming from major Circles and Metros taking the MV campaign into new heights and dimension. Consolidate in the remaining 4 days.

Large numbers of Executives are coming forward to support SNEA.

Unexpected support is coming from the Accounts wing as large number of them are complaining that their issues like increasing the quota from 50% to 75% as done in the case of Engg wing by SNEA is not taken up by their Assn. AIBSNLEA simply neglecting their issues like BSNLMS RR amendment, CPSU Cadre Hierarchy etc. Similarly JAO batches of 2010, 2013 and 2015 are coming out openly due to the suicidal stand taken by AIBSNLEA on standard pay scales, resulting the threat of demotion to E1 scales and pay loss of thousands of rupees.

After verification, only the recognized Assn will negotiate the issues of Accounts wing also with the management.

03-12-2016

GS and Com Manoj Singh, GS/AITEEA had discussed the pay parity issue of 2007 and 2008 batches. GS/AITEEA sought the support of SNEA in this regard. This is an agenda already taken up by SNEA and part of Manifesto also and GS assured all possible steps to resolve the issue. SNEA then written to the BSNL management on 29.11.2016 itself to refer this issue to a Committee as requested by GS/AITEEA. 

03-12-2016

Membership verification on 07.12.2016:

ONE PSU, ONE ASSOCIATION

My Vote for CPSU Cadre Hierarchy implementation upto AGM Grade as per Khan Committee recommendations.

Vote for No: 9 SANCHAR NIGAM EXECUTIVES ASSOCIATION Every unpolled vote renders the cadre weak. And every vote for a weak Association is a vote against the bargaining strength of the Representative Association and it will strengthen the management.

Strengthen SNEA, Strengthen BSNL

02-12-2016

Com R K Upadhay, GS of SNESMA (Ex servicemen) met GS and held discussions on their issues. Com R K Upadhay extended full support to SNEA in the coming membership verification. GS assured that all their genuine issues will be taken up and pursued with management in the coming days.

Com Allauddin Ahmed, Dist Secretary/AIBSNLEA, Bongaigaon SSA, Assam Circle joined SNEA on 30.11.16. Warm welcome to him into SNEA family.

Strengthen SNEA, Strengthen BSNL

02-12-2016

GS writes to CMD, BSNL ...... CPSU Cadre Hierarchy  to be fast tracked to end   the stalemate  in  functional   promotion  in  all the cadres and to  give relief  to all the Executives. For  meeting the operational requirements, the  DGM (T) posts to be increased to 2500 by matching savings. HR   plan  finalization   should  not become a stumbling block for the implementation of CPSU Hierarchy... View Copy of the letter.

02-12-2016

View Corporate Office orders:

02-12-2016

3rd PRC report is expected to be submitted by next week

02-12-2016

Membership verification on 07.12.2016:

ONE PSU, ONE ASSOCIATION

My Vote for constitution of 3rd PRC and implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations in BSNL.

Vote for No: 9 SANCHAR NIGAM EXECUTIVES ASSOCIATION 

Every unpolled vote renders the cadre weak. And every vote for a weak Association is a vote against the bargaining strength of the Representative Association and it will strengthen the management.

Strengthen SNEA, Strengthen BSNL

02-12-2016

All Executives gathered in line,

Saying SNEA is Mine, SNEA is Mine.

Let us get united to Make BSNL Fine.

Work hard to build the lost Shine.

To be on cloud Nine, My Vote for Sl No 9.

Strengthen SNEA, Strengthen BSNL

02-12-2016

Com Pawan Meena, Ex General Secretary/SNATTA joined SNEA.

Com Satnam Singh, Dist Secretary/AIBSNLEA, Dist Treasurer/AIBSNLEA of Chandigarh SSA and more than 20 members joined SNEA at Chandigarh, Punjab Circle.

Warm welcome to all of them to SNEA family.

Strengthen SNEA, Strengthen BSNL

01-12-2016

Com G. Satheesh, SDE and Ex Circle Vice President of AIGETOA, AP and founder Dist Secretary of AIGETOA, Hyderabad SSA joined SNEA few weeks back. He is very actively participating in the membership verification campaign in Hyderabad. Com Satheesh come forward for campaigning for SNEA appreciating the stand taken by SNEA on all the crucial HR issues which requires immediate attention and BSNL growth related issues. This is another motivation to other young comrades. He can be contacted on 09490134660.

01-12-2016

Meeting with Sri Anupam Shrivatava, CMD, BSNL on replacement of intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A by standard pay scales of E2, E3:

After meeting Jt Sec(A)/DoT on 30.11.2016, GS and AGS met CMD BSNL on the same issue and explained him about the developments in DoT where senior officers in DoT like Addl Secretary(T) recommended to refer the E1A and E2A scales to Union Cabinet or extend E1 and E2 pay scales for the fresh recruits (Same thing available in the note sheet uploaded earlier in our website which other Assns suppressed due to obvious reasons). The BSNL proposal complicated the whole issue as DoT is not accepting the proposal to upgrade all the pay scales citing huge financial implication and pension liability. Due to this the legitimate demand of E2, E3 from 01.01.2007 also getting rejected by DoT. Assn informed CMD that in that case Assn is going to launch agitation without any further notice as communicated on 28.11.16. Huge industrial unrest will happen and BSNL management will be squarely responsible. BSNL only can save the demand of E2 and E3 by delinking it from the upgradation of all other pay scales for the time being and get the E2, E3 approved before 3rd PRC. Remaining scales upgardation can be taken up during 3rd PRC implementation from 01.01.2017, after one month.

Finally CMD assured that BSNL will first get the E2, E3 scales approved before 3rd PRC and upgradation of remaining scales will be considered during 3rd PRC implementation. This is the best possible solution. 

01-12-2016

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01-12-2016

Meeting with Sri Amit Yadav, Jt Secretary(A) and Rajiv Shrivastava, Director(TPF), DoT on replacement of intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A by standard pay scales of E2, E3:

GS and AGS met JS(A) and had heated arguments on the proposed move of DoT to down grade the pay scales of JTO/JAO from E1A to E1 and E2A to E2 or to send E1A and E2A proposal to Union cabinet for approval. Addl Secretary(T) has recommended for this and DoT is planning to communicate it to BSNL. Director(TPF) informed that since nodal cell of DoT is not recommending the proposal, DoT(Fin) is having no more role to play. The proposal is already turned down by DoT earlier also.

JS(A) told that DoT is of the view that due to the huge financial implication on DoT in terms of future pension liability and for BSNL in terms of pay and perks, BSNL proposal cannot be approved. For each employee, financial implications for 35 to 37 years of service are to be calculated and then the pension liability on DoT for another 15 years. This has not done by BSNL. If BSNL is competent to decide the pay scales by its own, it can do so. BSNL proposes the upgradation not only for two pay scales but for all the pay scales. BSNL is making huge loses and according to DoT, BSNL cannot afford such revision of pay scales in long term.

Assn countered the arguments of JS(A) one by one:

A) It is the Union Cabinet decision to implement standard pay scales as per of 2nd PRC recommendations. The cabinet decision has come as DPE order. Further DPE again communicated to DOT in 2014 that intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A cannot be approved and standard pay scales are to be implemented. So, the AS(T) proposal of sending E1A and E2A pay scales to Union Cabinet for approval devoid of merits. Even DPE will not give concurrence to such proposal.

B) The AS(T) suggestion that it can be treated as a pay anomaly and can be compensated by giving additional pay in E1 scale is not correct as the issue is of the revised pay scales of E1A and E2A after 2nd PRC. The revised standard pay scales are to be notified w.e.f 01.01.2007. It cannot be treated as a pay anomaly issue at all. 

C) The BSNL proposal cannot be dealt by 3rd PRC as suggested by DoT earlier. 3rd PRC deals with pay revision from 01.01.2017. The present case is revision of pay scales from 01.01.2007 as per 2nd PRC.

D) DoT cannot take unilateral decisions on pay scales. The pay scales are to be approved by Administrative Ministry as per the recommendations of BSNL only, this is the Cabinet decision.

E) DoT should allow BSNL management to run the company and decide the pay scales etc. On this JS(A) told that on operations matters, DoT will not interfere but on pay scales, Govt approval is mandatory as it is having financial implications on Govt and on the health of the CPSU. BSNL and MTNL are the two unique CPSUs where Govt pension is extended.

F) Almost 80% of the Executives recruited by BSNL after 01.01.2007 are not having pension, they are BSNL directly recruited employees. Remaining 20% is having only few years of service left and the financial implications for them is minimum. On this JS(A) commented that these facts are not mentioned in BSNL proposal.

G) According to BSNL, total financial implications per year from 2015-16 will be about Rs 46 Cr only. It is not a big amount which BSNL cannot afford. In earlier years, it will be much less. BSNL is ready to make the payment.

H) Even after implementation of E2 scale, the basic pay will be much less than that of the pay fixed for the Executives joined earlier. Minimum of E2 scales is Rs 20600 and pay fixed on pay revision on E1A scale is Rs 22820.

I) The demand from the Assn is the replacement of the intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A by standard pay scales of E2 and E3. Part I of the BSNL proposal is the same. Upgradation of other pay scales is the proposal of BSNL. The justification and alternative to this 2nd part can be discussed with BSNL. Pay scales and five TB promotions are part of the terms and conditions of absorption. Any solution on the 2nd part without deviating from the basic principles of terms and conditions for absorption and EPP is acceptable for the Assn. 

J) In the name of upgradation of other pay scales, the basic issue of revision of pay scales of E1A and E2A with standard pay scales of E2 and E3 cannot be rejected. The cadres cannot be down grades and the existing pay scales cannot be downgraded.

Finally after lot of arguments, JA(A) agreed to hold a combined meeting of the Assn, BSNL and DoT officers after one week to find out a workable solution.

Comrades, THE FIGHT IS STILL ON ---. Atleast we could save the proposal for the time being. We should mount lot of pressure on BSNL management and DoT in the coming days, atleast to get the upgradation of the pay scales of the basic cadres of JTO/JAO and SDE/AO to E2 and E3 and protect the cadres from demotion by down grading the pay scales to E1 and E2. 

GET READY FOR A BIG SHOWDOWN WITH DOT SHORTLY.

01-12-2016

Editorial

Pull up your sleeves, roll over your socks and gird your loins for imminent and inevitable struggle to get E2, E3 scales- post membership verification- real testing and formidable challenge. 

The recent retrograde move in DoT to extend E1 and E2 pay scales for all the JTO/JAOs recruited after 01.01.2007 by replacing higher intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A not only deserves strongest condemnation but unquestionably calls for itly tough but protracted one. The challenge before us is all the more formidable because we do not have enough time at hand in view of the fact that 3rd PRC is reportedly moving very fast towards finalization of its recommendations and the issue of E2 and E3 scales is necessarily to be resolved before 3rd PRC report.

Resolution of the issue becomes more challenging in view of the fact that BSNL Management is taking full advantage of the divided opinion among the Executive Associations on this issue and, with sinister designs, has proposed to upgrade all the pay scales up to E7 scale, which is only meant to make sure that getting legitimate and just issue of E2 and E3 scales settled is getting defeated. BSNL management got a very fertile and hunting ground to play and it is playing, 

So, on the standard pay scale issue, the Management, the DoT and some Associations have the common agenda, to tacitly torpedo E2, E3 pay scales though, for obvious reasons, they do not admit it publicly. BSNL just wants to somehow shirk its responsibility by passing the buck to the DoT and pretend that their job is over. It is amply clear from the fact that the Management never bothered to pursue the matter with the DoT during the last six months, though the proposal was sent to the DoT in June, 2016. One Association’s  stubbornness and insistence for cascading effect on implementation of E2, E3 pay scales is aimed at derailing and denying our legitimate demand for E2, E3. They pose in public as if demanding for E2, E3 pay scales but during discussions, they are stubborn on cascading factor as a pre-condition for E2 and E3! Since their demand suits the Management, it always sides with them conveniently projecting false impression to the Executives.

Therefore to realise our demand for E2, E3 pay scale issue, it is imperative that only one voice is heard from the Association side by the Management. Then and then only the divisive tactics of the Management can be thrown to the winds. With the help of such Associations, the BSNL and the DoT are biding the time till the 3rd PRC. But in order not to fall prey to their ulterior designs, we have to ensure that the E2, E3 pay scales issue gets resolved before 3rd PRC. That is why it is our prime challenge immediately on completion of membership verification.   

Having said that, SNEA is not going back from its demand of E2, E3, --- E7 pay scales. This has been our demand ever since absorption in 2002-03. After the 2nd PRC, we revived it. Individually and in the banner of United Forum, we struggled for E2, E3, -- E7 pay scales from 2009 to 2014. When the demand for up gradation of all the pay scales up to E7 posed the greatest stumbling block even to get the standard pay scales of E2 and E3, with the threat of demotion of the basic cadres from E1A to E1 and E2A to E2 pay scales staring us in the face, we had to take a strategic decision in 2014 to focus on E2, E3 pay scales for the time being to protect the basic cadres from demotion. When others insisted for upgradation of all the pay scales and even someone demanded E2, E3 scales from 01.10.2000, SNEA could sense the danger of demotion of the basic cadres of JTO/JAO and SDE/AO to E1 and E2 pay scales. Thereafter the SNEA alone started agitations which resulted in the final rejection of the intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A by DPE in 2014 and reconstitution of the defunct Joint Committee as Khan Committee in May, 2015. As we have done in the past, we had to resort to the strategy of getting E2, E3 scales approved for the time being, keeping our demand for E2, -- E7 open. Once E2, E3 pay scales are approved before the 3rd PRC, it will naturally lead to E7 in the coming days. Nobody can stop us from moving to E7 in that situation. 

Once the basic issue of standard pay scales are addressed, the pay parity of Rs 22820/- for 2007 and 2008 rect JTOs at par with 2005 batch JTOs and 2010 batch JAOs are to be taken up on highest priority for very obvious reasons. Such an incredible and alarming pay disparity between pre and post 2007 JTO is not only unjust and irrational but surely calls for resolution conclusively and comprehensively. We are quite firm and convinced on this issue of removing such a huge disparity at the earliest.

I.        The bargaining power depends on the majority of the recognized Association and that in turn decides the acceleration in settling the issues.

After the ensuing membership verification, there will be only two Associations in the BSNL with any rights, worth the name, the recognized majority Association and the support Association. Other Associations will not even have the right for an informal meeting with the Management at any level. All policy matters and HR issues will be discussed and negotiated only with the majority Association and no other Association, including the support Association will have these rights. Therefore in the membership contest, the majority that the recognized Association can accrue matters most, in terms of the bargaining power it can command. Multiplicity of Associations will only help and aid the management, not the Executives, in derailing resolution of issues in a maaner it is being done now. A strong Executive Association, like those in other CPSUs, can dictate the future of the Executives in BSNL. Even a single vote lost by the majority Association will cost the Executives dearly and the loss, if created cannot be offset in the near future. Therefore it is our fervent appeal to stand in favour of the only Association that can command the maximum support in the current scenario. No one has any doubt that it is the SNEAAny vote not polled or against the SNEA is a vote to the Management to rule the Executives like dictators. We, therefore, appeal to each and every Executive to go to the polling booths on 7th December to vote for the Executives and against the ManagementYes, take it as your honourable responsibility to cast your valuable votes in favour of the SANCAHR NIGAM EXECUTIVES ASSOCIATION at Sl. No.9 to strengthen the hands of the Executives and choose the SNEA to be the recognized Association with a huge majority and great bargaining power.

 
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