circle matters


26-07-2014

Retention of DEs in Chennai TD: GS, President and AGS met Sri A. N. Rai, CMD, BSNL on 25.07.2014 and requested for retention of all the DEs till DE regular and DGM promotions are over. GS explained that most of the DEs retained in CHTD are very seniors as per seniority also. Due to retirement and anticipated DGM promotions, large no of DE vacancies will arise in CHTD. Once DE Regular and DGM promotions are over, maximum DEs can be posted to CHTD and remaining can be transferred to other SSAs as per seniority.

24-07-2014

Developments on Kerala issue: Meeting between Kerala Circle Administration and our Association took place today on the charter of demands. During the marathon discussion for more than 3 and half hours, Assn provided important inputs on various contentious issues. A final decision on various issues will be taken within two days.    

In the meantime as a goodwill gesture, the public rally to CGMT office in the banner of “Samara Sahaya Samithi” scheduled for 25.07.14 deferred to 30.07.2014. The Relay hunger strike will be continuing till all issues are resolved.

25-07-2014

Developments on Kerala issue: Meeting between Kerala Circle Administration and our Association took place today on the charter of demands. During the marathon discussion for more than 3 and half hours, Assn provided important inputs on various contentious issues. A final decision on various issues will be taken within two days.    

In the meantime as a goodwill gesture, the public rally to CGMT office in the banner of “Samara Sahaya Samithi” scheduled for 25.07.14 deferred to 30.07.2014. The Relay hunger strike will be continuing till all issues are resolved.

25-07-2014

Developments on Kerala issue: Meeting between Kerala Circle Administration and our Association took place today on the charter of demands. During the marathon discussion for more than 3 and half hours, Assn provided important inputs on various contentious issues. A final decision on various issues will be taken within two days.    

In the meantime as a goodwill gesture, the public rally to CGMT office in the banner of “Samara Sahaya Samithi” scheduled for 25.07.14 deferred to 30.07.2014. The Relay hunger strike will be continuing till all issues are resolved.

23-07-2014

Meeting with CMD, BSNL: GS and President met Sri A. N. Rai, CMD, BSNL and held discussions on the ongoing agitation in Kerala Circle for the last 29 days. CMD informed us that appropriate instructions are already issued to Sri MSS Rao, CGMT/Kerala to resolve the issues immediately. CMD was very unhappy due to the fact that even after strict instructions, vindictive actions are continued by the CGMT. CMD further told us that since instructions are already issued by BSNLCO, Assn may reconsider the programme of hunger strike at BSNLCO from tomorrow and facilitate the dialogue. GS and President explained the compelling reasons to start agitation programmes at CHQ level as situation in Kerala is worsening day by day due to vindictive actions. CMD assured that no further vindictive actions will be taken by the CGMT like charge sheet, memo, dies-non, second medical opinion etc and CGMT is directed to invite Assn for discussion and resolution of all issues. Assn assured that SNEA(I) will respond very positively in case CGMT is ready to resolve the issues.

On JTO to SDE promotion case, Assn requested CMD that BSNL to engage a senior lawyer from Delhi to defend the case at Ernakulam as Kerala Circle repeatedly failed to defend the case properly. CMD assured that he will give proper directions to Pers section and GM(Estt) holding the charge of GM(Pers) in this regard.

Before meeting CMD, GS, President, both AGSs and CS/CO met GM(SR). GM(SR) informed that CMD decided to issue appropriate instructions today itself to CGMT/Kerala to discuss all the issues with the Association and resolve them. This is in addition to the instructions already conveyed to CGMT telephonically by CMD. CGMT is asked to give a report in three days time. Since CMD already intervened in the matter, CMD desires that the letter for holding two days hunger strike at BSNLCO to be reconsidered. GS and President explained the compelling reasons to start agitation programmes at CHQ level as situation in Kerala is worsening day by day due to vindictive actions. GM(SR) suggested to postpone the programmes for few days to facilitate the dialogue and resolution of the issues.  

CGMT invited SNEA(I)/KRL for discussions today A/N itself but for the convenience of the Assn, meeting postponed to tomorrow A/N.

In order to have a conducive atmosphere for discussion and resolution of the issues, the hunger strike at BSNL CO on 24th and 25th postponed to 31st July and 01st August, 2014.

All Circles to hold one day hunger strike at Circle HQs on 31st July, 2014 in solidarity and support of our Kerala Comrades.

23-07-2014

Two days hunger fast commencing from 1000 Hrs of 24th July by CHQ office bearers at BSNL CO in solidarity and support of our Kerala Comrades and to protest against continuing indiscriminate victimization of members of SNEA(I)/Kerala by CGM Kerala instead of resolving the issues.

View Copy of the letter.

23-07-2014

Two days huger fast commencing from 1000 Hrs of 24th July by CHQ office bearers at BSNL CO in solidarity and support of our Kerala Comrades and to protest against continuing indiscriminate victimization of members of SNEA(I)/Kerala by CGM Kerala instead of resolving the issues.

23-07-2014

Samara Sahaya Samathi formed at Trivandrum on 22.07.2014 under the Chairmanship of Com. V. Sivankutty  M.L.A and took over the responsibility of the democratic Struggle in Kerala.

 


In the meeting Com. P.V Chandra Sekharan, All India Secretary, AIBDPA, CITU Secretary Com.  Madhu V.K, INTUC Leader Sri. Muhammad Iqbal, AITUC Leader Com. Pattom Sasidharan, Secretary General of Confederation Central Govt. Employees  Com.M.Krishnan, ACS  BSNLEU Com. Santhosh Kumar, FNTO Leader Com. V.Viswakumaran Nair and leaders of FSETO, CCLU , KGOA, KUEU, PSCEU, KMCSU, KSTA, AKGCTA, NGO Union, BEFI, AIBEA, AIBDPA, AIBSNLPWA, AIBSNLPWA, NFPE, AIBDPA, NFPE, NGOU (S),  KGNA, KSTA, LFSA, All Kerala Private College Teachers Association and Com.R.Rajan, CHQ Treasurer attended.

Samara Sahaya Samathi announced its first action as Massive demonstration on 25th July 2014 with mass participation of all their members.

22-07-2014

GS and President met GM(SR) and briefed him about the latest developments in Kerala Circle. GM(SR) told us that CMD is very seriously intervened in the matter.

22-07-2014

Relay hunger strike by our Kerala Comrades continues for the 28th day: In protest against the vindictive action of Sri MSS Rao, GM who is looking after as CGM/Kerala, yesterday our Kerala comrades taken Mass leave. According to the information about 1300 Executives were on leave maintaining skelton services. Services are badly affected and according to CDR, more than 70,000 complaints are pending yesterday in KRL Circle alone where as other Circles in the South have less than 15,000 complaints each. Congrats comrades, keep it up and continue the fight for the dignity of the prestigious Circle, for a better working environment, against corruption, against humiliation, harassment and vindictive attitude of Sri MSS Rao.

21-07-2014

Relay hunger strike by our Kerala Comrades continues for the 27th day: SNEA(I) Kerala Circle to boycott  the Regional cultural meet proposed to be held on 24th and 25th July 2014.

All CHQ office bearers should be ready to come to New Delhi  on a very short notice.

19-07-2014

BSNLEU Kerala circle conducted demonstrations on 18.07.2014 at all SSA Head Quarters in support of the ongoing agitation demanding the administration to settle the Agitation which is presently affecting the services. We extend sincere thanks to BSNLEU for their solidarity.

18-07-2014

Relay hunger strike by our Kerala Comrades continues for the 24th day---.

As CMD/BSNL and DIR(CFA) intervened in the matter, Assn restrained itself from aggravating the situation as requested by them. But the arrogant CGMT Sri MSS Rao is continuing his vindictive actions like issuing dies non to the comrades availing leave and participating in the hunger strike, video graphing the agitating comrades including lady comrades which created wide spread criticism about his motives, issuing memos, transfers etc which cannot be tolerated. But this gimmicks did not demoralize the valiant comrades and the hunger strike is continuing for the 24th day. The services are severely affected. SSA Heads are closing thousands of complaint dockets without attending the fault. We are confident that CMD/BSNL and DIR/CFA will resolve the issues without any delay.

 

If the issues are not resolved in another few days, Assn is planning for All India agitation as decided in the CWC. All CHQ office bearers should be ready to come to New Delhi next week on a very short notice.

17-07-2014

Meeting with Sri Anupam Srivastava: GS and President met Sri Anupam Srivastava and discussed the alleged corrupt activities of Sri MSS Rao, CGMT Kerala in the Nortel penalty waving case. He had formed committees after committee to get a favourable report to reduce the 30 Cr penalty imposed by earlier CGMT in 2011 based on the recommendation of a high level committee. DIR(CM) categorically told that there is no instruction from BSNLCO to review any penalty and if CGM is doing so, it is his own decision only. Now matter is under examination by CM cell and appropriate action will be taken.

Assn categorically told that all his corrupt activities and transfer of GMs, DGMs and Executives who are not supporting his corrupt activities will be fully exposed by the Assn. As a result he is becoming more and more vindictive day by day. But ultimately he has to pay the price for his corrupt activities and provocative activities.

The profit theory of Mr MSS Rao is not his contribution but because of the smart tariff revision by BSNLCO. The tariff revision alone given 143 Cr additional revenue in CFA (72 Cr in basic phone + 71 Cr in broadband) and about 120 Cr in CM segment. If the tariff revision was not happened, then the profit would have been about 150 Cr instead of 411 cr as boosted by Mr Rao.

17-07-2014

Amendments to the new Recognition rules, 2014 for Membership verification: BSNL constituted a committee with Sri M C Choube, ED(CN) as Chairman and Sri A. K. Jain, CGM/NTP, Sri Neeraj Verma, GM(SR) and Sri R K Goyal, GM(EStt) as members to examine the proposals of amendments in the Recognition Rules, 2014. Association demanded amendments of some important provisions before the commencement of verification which will be examined by the committee shortly.

15-07-2014

GS and President met CMD BSNL and discussed about the Kerala issue. CMD informed that DIR(CFA) is already seized the issue and in touch with CGMT Kerala. On the alleged large scale corruption charges against Sri MSS Rao, CGMT, CMD informed that the Nortel issue is made over to DIR(CM) for thorough inquiry. Fixing of staffing norms by CGMT ignoring the staffing norms of BSNLCO and exercise of rationalization in the name of CGMTs norms, CMD told us that no Circle is having such power to change the norms and all Circles has to follow the norms fixed by BSNLCO and posts sanctioned by BSNLCO. Tomorrow, Assn will be meeting DIR(CFA) also.

13-07-2014

Highest Number of DELs...Smart Working Practices...?
DCRMS...?
at last Kerala Circle falls to 18th Position in Basic revenue growth as per Corporate Office office letter. It is shocking to see that Kerala Falls to 18th Position in revenue growth under the Smart Working of CGMT Kerala Circle…..View Revenue Chart.

12-07-2014

General Secretary Com. K. Sebastin, CHQ President Com. G. L. Jogi and Circle Secretary, Kerala Com. George Varghese met DIR(CFA) Sri N. K. Gupta on 11.07.2014 and discussed the issues related to Kerala Circle. CS, Kerala was also invited by the BSNL Management for discussions and resolution of all the issues. CS/Kerala explained the issues in detail to DIR(CFA). DIR(CFA) informed that he is very much aware of the issues in Kerala Circle and assured that prompt action will be taken by BSNLCO to resolve the issues. Kerala being the model Circle in BSNL, Management is very serious in the developments in Kerala Circle and all actions will be taken to restore the confidence of the employees.

Yesterday, 10.07.2014, we had a meeting for more than three hours with Sr. GM (NWO), Sri. Mittal who is deputed by CMD and DIR(CFA) to discuss the issues with all the concerned and have first hand information. CS, Kerala emphasized the point that the issue behind the on-going agitation in Kerala is not just because of transfer issued in May 2014 as propogated by some quarters to divert from the core issues like corruption, but against the bad policies of CGMT, his attitude, deliberate attempt to dismantle the monitoring mechanisms and unhealthy work culture, shifting of experienced and efficient officers and Executives from the wings/sections, attempt to change the staffing norms  and reduction of posts sanctioned by BSNLCO, rotational transfer etc since Sri. M.S.S Rao assumed the charge of CGMT. CHQ office bearers also pointed out that he become vindictive when Association started questioning some of his actions which may lead to corruption for crores of rupees. To terrorize the senior officers like GMs, DGMs and Executives, he is using transfer as one of the tool. CS, BSNLCO Com. A.A. Khan was also present in both the meetings.

10-07-2014

GS / AIGETOA writes to Sri A. N. Rai, CMD / BSNL in solidarity and support the ongoing struggle in Kerala Circle by SNEA (I) for the growth and revival of BSNL

View Letter Copy.

“Indefinite relay hunger strike” – 15th day and “Work According to Rule” from 07.07.2014 in Kerala Circle.

T.V. Rajesh, MLA inaugurated todays hunger strike at CGMT office, Trivandrum. Ex. Home Minister and CPI(M) Politburo member, Sri Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, MLA who is also the Deputy leader of the opposition, addressed the comrades at Trivandrum in the evening. In his address he blasted the CGMT and told that “the agitation by the officers in any organization continues for 15 days means that the CGM is not fit to sit in the chair. He has to be shifted immediately not only from Kerala, but from BSNL itself”. Hundreds of comrades participated in the hunger strike at different SSA HQs in Kerala. Leaders of BSNLEU and FNTO held demonstration in support of the agitation and addressed the comrades at different SSAs.

09-07-2014

Lunch/closing hour demonstration at BSNLCO, Circle/SSA HQ on 09.07.2014 in total solidarity and support to our Kerala Comrades who are on indefinite hunger strike for the last 15 days from 25.06.2014 and “Work According to Rule” from 07.07.2014 against Sri M S S Rao, CGMT/KRL.

Some of the core issues:

a)         No interest or initiative in the developmental activities of Kerala Circle. Even state Govt connections shifted from BSNL.

b)        The employees and SNEA(I) opposed some of the activities of the CGMT that leads to large scale corruption and his keen interest to favour some vendors by waving the penalty already imposed by earlier CGMTs through due processes at the cost of BSNL. Nexus with vendors, franchises etc suspected.

c)         Transferring and humiliating senior officers infront of subordinates in order to shunt them out of the key positions. All the senior officers who are critical about his functioning was shifted from Circle office and other offices. The powers of SSA Heads are taken away and norms, station of posting etc are decided by Circle office from GM to Telecom Mechanic.

d)         Posting new faces in key positions so that they will not make any opposition to the game plan of CGMT as they are not familiar with the system/ work.

e)         Humiliating Executives infront of others, thereby demoralising them.

f)         Dismantling the good system and monitoring mechanisms put in place by earlier CGM/GMs in consultations with Associations/Unions by transferring the Executives posted in that area.

g)         When Association opposing such move, implementation of rotation transfers in the name of rationalization and long stay against the staffing norms, sanctioned posts and transfer policy. In the name of rationalization number of Executives working in key areas like transmission mtce, NIB, CDMA NOC, external plant etc drastically reduced.

h)         No expansion is required for 2G BTSs and only 3G BTSs are required in future. All the GMs and DGMs who are not toed his line shifted.

Comrades, let us also be part of this spirited struggle, to keep the morale high, a fight to retain the glory of BSNL and Kerala Circle and not allow its growth to slide down.

08-07-2014

Lunch / closing hour demonstration at BSNLCO, Circle / SSA Head Quarters on 09.07.2014.

In total solidarity and support to our Kerala Comrades who are on indefinite hunger strike for the last 14 days from 25.06.2014 and Work According to Rule from 07.07.2014, against the CGMT who destroys the good work culture and systems prevailing in Kerala Circle and for protecting the Circle, lunch/closing hour demonstration will be held at BSNLCO, Circle/SSA HQs on 09.07.2014. Make all preparations for making the programme a grand success in support of our comrades.


08-07-2014

Lunch / closing hour demonstration at BSNLCO, Circle / SSA Head Quarters on 09.07.2014.

In total solidarity and support to our Kerala Comrades who are on indefinite hunger strike for the last 14 days from 25.06.2014 and Work According to Rule from 07.07.2014, against the CGMT who destroys the good work culture and systems prevailing in Kerala Circle and for protecting the Circle, lunch/closing hour demonstration will be held at BSNLCO, Circle/SSA HQs on 09.07.2014. Make all preparations for making the programme a grand success in support of our comrades.

07-07-2014

CHQ President Com. G.L.Jogi is inaugurating the 24 Hours Relay Hunger strike today (07-07-2014). CHQ Treasurer Com. R. Rajan and AGS Com.H.Muthu is attending the 24 Hours Relay Hunger strike at Trivandrum in front of Kerala Circle Office.

07-07-2014

CHQ President Com. G.L.Jogi, CHQ Treasurer Com. R. Rajan and AGS Com.H.Muthu  addressed the Relay Hunger strike at Trivandrum on 05-07-2014
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Video of  CHQ President Com.G.L.Jogi addressing Relay Hunger Strike

06-07-2014

Our Kerala Comrades continues the hunger strike. On 05.07.2014, CHQ President Com G. L. Jogi, CHQ Treasurer Com R. Rajan and AGS Com H Muthu addressed the comrades at Trivandrum. The emergency CEC meeting of Kerala Circle held on 05.07.2014 decided to intensify the agitation as CGMT is in no mood to resolve the issues and to focus on the development and growth of the Circle. He is fully involved in vindictive actions further exposing his intensions to spoil the Circle.

In addition to the hunger strike, Kerala Circles starts “work according to Rule” from next week.

04-07-2014

GS and President met CMD/BSNL Sri A. N. Rai, DIR(CM) Sri Anupam Shrivastava and GM(SR) Sri Neeraj Verma on 03-07-2014 and requested immediate intervention on Kerala issue. CMD informed us that he has already instructed DIR (CFA) to resolve the issue at the earliest.

04-07-2014

Public opinion of eminent personalities like Sri. V. S. Achuthanandan, Ex Chief Minister and present Opposition leader of Kerala about Sri.M.S.S. Rao, CGMT, Kerala…….GS writes to CMD.

View Copy of the letter.

View Text of the Speech of Sri.VS.  

04-07-2014

Holding Lunch/closing Hour demonstration on 09.07.2014 at all Circle/SSA HQs of BSNL in solidarity and support of the agitation going on in Kerala Circle to protect the overall interest of the profit making Circle - GS writes to CMD.

View Copy of the letter.  

04-07-2014

GS and President met CMD/BSNL Sri A. N. Rai, DIR(CM) Sri Anupam Shrivastava and GM(SR) Sri Neeraj Verma on 03-07-2014 and requested immediate intervention on Kerala issue. CMD informed us that he has already instructed DIR (CFA) to resolve the issue at the earliest.

02-07-2014

All CSs / DSs are requested to conduct demonstration at Circle / SSA HQs in support of Kerala Circle agitation on 09-07-2014 demanding immediate settlement of the issues.

02-07-2014

GS writes to CMD, BSNL on issues related to Kerala Circle as desired by him in the meeting on 30.06.2014: Immediate intervention solicited to stop fast deteriorating existing healthy working environment of model Circle of growth of BSNL and to arrest demolition of fool proof and tested mechanisms that have contributed towards spectacular growth of Kerala. Genesis of the present situation is strong and timely opposition from our Association to defeat emergence of unholy vendor nexus.....View Copy of the letter.

02-07-2014

KERAL CIRCLE - Relay Hunger Strike - Day 7
Yet another history made by SNEA (I), Kerala Circle. The Circle Office witnessed a massive hunger strike on day 7. The vindictive actions of CGMT / Kerala Circle continued in day 7 also. On Day 7, Officials of Pollution control Board were repeatedly requested by CGMT to inspect the noise level at the Strike venue and to make appropriate actions. Anyway the officials were convinced that the sound level is within the limit and they have also informed that this is the first time they are visiting an office like this against such complaint.


In the after noon, our strike was honoured by the presence of Most popular and most respectable revolutionist of Kerala Com. V.S.Achuthanandan, the former Cheif Minister and the Opposition Leader.


                        Click to  View Glimpse of Photos.

01-07-2014

Kerala Circle decided to intensify the agitation from 07.07.2014 and starting “Work according to Rule” from 07-07-2014.

In support of Kerala Circle agitation, demonstration at Circle/SSA HQs will be held throughout country on 09.07.2014 demanding immediate settlement of the issues.

01-07-2014


Our Kerala Comrades continues the hunger strike for the 07th day. On 01.07.2014, Sri V. S. Achuthanandan, Ex. Chief Minister and leader of the opposition addressed the comrades at Trivandrum. All comrades and senior Management also should go through the speech of Hon. Ex Chief Minister of Kerala to know the public opinion about Sri M S S Rao, looking after CGMT.


From his address:

“-- Statistics show that the Keralites spend more than 2000 crores per year in the mobile sector alone. Therefore it is of prime interest to the private sector. And it is only natural that they attempt to weaken and destroy the strong public sector presence in the sector. And they are willing to spend any amount for that purpose. Who knows whether your weak hearted CGM has fallen prey to them. One thing is certain! He is not doing the right job here.

--- I understand that he is not a Keralite. But that is no disqualification for the post. But I am afraid that he is not aware of Kerala or its well organized employee culture. We feel so, because this gentleman appears to be in fools paradise, when he, with stubborn arrogance tends to impose, dominate and dictate.

--- Therefore my only request to him is to end the path of strife, concede genuine demands and rights of the employees and Executives, take them into confidence and reestablish the healthy, harmonious work culture that was very much prevalent here. Let me also remind him that if he carries on with his unwanted arrogance and haughtiness, he will only land in deeper trouble and greater danger.


30-06-2014

Meeting with DIR(HR) on Kerala issue. GS, President and both AGSs met DIR(HR & EB) Sri A. N. Rai and had detailed discussions about the developments in Kerala Circle. We in clear terms told DIR(HR) that there is no initiative from CGMT/Kerala to diffuse the situation or resolve the issues, rather he is aggravating the situation by issuing Shaw cause notices, using police force, stopping the MPs and elected representatives at CGMT office etc. The issue is not transfer and posting as propagated by the CGMT but dismantling the good system and monitoring mechanism prevailing in Kerala Circle by transferring the Executives posted in that area. The employees and SNEA(I) opposed some of the activities of the CGMT that leads to corruption and his keen interest to favour some vendors by waving the penalty already imposed by former CGMTs through due processes at the cost of BSNL.

All the senior officers who are critical about his functioning was shifted from Circle office and other offices. The powers of SSA Heads are taken away as norms and posting to particular stations are decided by Circle office from GM to Telecom Mechanic.

In the name of rationalization number of Executives working in different areas reduced. For CDMA NOC, only one executive is required as per CGMT for monitoring from 07 AM to 09 PM whereas 05 Executives are working today. Some other examples of rationalization is as under.

SSA

No of revenue Dists

Area

No of DELs

No of Exchanges

No of SDEs required as per CGMT.

Land line maintenance

Trichur

01

3000 Sq KM

3.1 Lakh

85

95

Kannur

02

5000 Sq KM

3.5 Lakh

205

97

SSA

No of Executives now wkg.

No of Executives required as per CGMT

Transmission maintenance

Trivandrum

13

03

Ernakulam

17

05

The mobile sector also started collapsing as no attention is given on operation and maintenance activities. Another decision is that no expansion is required for 2G BTSs and only 3G BTSs are required in future. 240 BTSs acquired and 2000 BTSs under process of acquisition are surrendered! All the GMs and DGMs who are not toed his line shifted.
Association requested the strong intervention of DIR(HR) to save the interest of BSNL and the profit making Circle. DIR(HR) assured that he will take prompt action.
Meeting with DIR(CM) on Kerala issue. GS, President and both AGSs met DIR(CM) Sri Anupam Srivastava and explained him about the developments in Kerala Circle especially in the mobile sector. He assured that he will discuss with other Directors and suitable action will be taken.

30-06-2014

Hunger strike in Kerala Circle continues and prominent leaders including MPs, MLAs etc addressing them on all the days. Tomorrow, on 01.07.2014, leader of the opposition, Kerala Assembly and former Chief Minister of Kerala, Sri V. S. Achuthanandan, MLA addressing the comrades on Hunger strike at CGMT office, Trivandrum.

Kerala Circle decided to further intensify the agitation from 07.07.2014 and starting Work According to Rule. If no progress is made on the issues, as per our CWC decision, agitation at all India level in support of our Kerala Comrades will be announced by today evening.

30-06-2014

Hunger strike in Kerala Circle continues and prominent leaders including MPs, MLAs etc addressing them on all the days. Tomorrow, on 01.07.2014, leader of the opposition, Kerala Assembly and former Chief Minister of Kerala, Sri V. S. Achuthanandan, MLA addressing the comrades on Hunger strike at CGMT office, Trivandrum.


Kerala Circle decided to further intensify the agitation from 07.07.2014 and starting Work According to Rule. If no progress is made on the issues, as per our CWC decision, agitation at all India level in support of our Kerala Comrades will be announced by today evening.

27-06-2014

Hats off Comrades of Kerala, we salute you

 

We all salute legitimate struggle of our valiant heroes of SNEA(I) Kerala Circle in defeating  sinister designs of CGM/kerala to demolish a very healthy work culture of the Circle and thereby protect excellent mechanisms that have been put in place for years together and have contributed towards making Kerala a model and spectacular Circle of growth in BSNL.

The issue is not of transfer and posting. The genesis of the struggle is that our brave Comrades of Kerala defeated the repeated moves of the CGM in trying to develop an unholy nexus with vendors. It all started with that and we are proud that our Comrades succeeded in defeating his efforts to vitiate a very healthy and clean working environment of the Circle.

Brave Comrades, today we are all holding our heads very very high because you have risen to the occasion at appropriate time and thus preserved and protected work ethics and clean culture of the Circle which has been its inherent strength by keeping vested interests miles away. It hardly matters if we have to pay some price for this commendable job.

 Keep up your morale, strength and fighting spirit. After all this is a fight to retain the glory of Kerala Circle and not allow its growth to slide down. And we are not surprised that top BSNL Management is not trying to find out what is at the root of the struggle. At the root of the struggle is arbitrary, egoistic, irrational and autocratic style of functioning of CGM whose lack of commitment and interest towards growth of BSNL is time tested. Go ahead, we salute you. We have already won in defeating the nexus that was being brought into existence with vendors.

View Photos - DAY-1.                   View Photos - DAY - 2.

26-06-2014

Inaugural   address   by   Hon’ble    Member  of parliament Dr.T.N.Seema at relay Hunger  strike on 25-06-2014 at Trivandrum in front of  CGMT office Kerala    View Video.         View Text.

24-06-2014

Attention of all Circle Secretaries

Our comrades of Kerala Circle deferred the agitational programs for a healthy discussion and resolution of the contentious issues as per the advice of DIR(HR). Since there is no positive response from the Management to resolve the core issues, SNEA(I), Kerala Circle decided to start the deferred the trade union programmes and intensify it from 25th June with ”Indefinite relay hunger strike”.


 As per our Jaipur CWC decision, all Circles to extend solidarity and support to the comrades of Kerala Circle for their spirited struggle. As part of this, all CSs shall send Fax messages to CMD and all BSNL Board of directors on 25th June to intervene urgently. Details will be uploaded in the website today evening.

23-06-2014

Why SNEA (I) Kerala Circle is agitating?...Click to View


Comrades, the whole country is with you to protect the prestige of the Circle, to maintain the good work culture and your endeavour to continue to be a profit making Circle. Continue the fight and keep up the spirited  struggle.

23-06-2014

Kerala Circle intensifies the agitational programmes:

Comrades, after the strong intervention of CHQ, DIR(HR) and GM(SR) intervened and finally meeting took place between CGMT and SNEA(I)/Kerala Circle on 14.06.2014. During discussions, as usual an impression was created that all the contentious issues will be resolved and CGMT sought few days time. However, there is no progress in the resolution of the contentious and core issues of a) creating a healthy enviorment in Kerala circle by stopping the  demoralizing and humiliating behavior Sri M S S Rao who is looking after the charge of CGMT, Kerala, b) shortage of store, money and man power for operation and maintenance work instead of setting unrealistic targets, c) Reduction of posts in the name of rationalization against staffing norms, d) non settling of HR issues, e) Transfer of Executives from SSAs having acute shortage for the sake of transfer in the name of long stay and Large scale displacement of Executives from SSAs against transfer policy etc etc. The entire employees in Kerala Circle, SSA heads to Non Executives are demoralized by the behavior of Sri M S S Rao.

While Assn is straining its nerves to avoid industrial turbulence in the potential Kerala circle which has so far been a model of growth and source of inspiration for other circles to emulate, rather diffusing the situation to have a healthy environment, CGMT is aggravating the situation by series of vindictive actions like demolishing the dharna pandal using police force, denying permission for holding dharna in the allotted space, issuing Show cause notice to the Circle Secretary and Circle Treasurer, transferring the District secretary, relieving executives while discussion on the subject is scheduled etc etc. This also happened when Kerala Circle deferred the agitational programs for a healthy discussion and resolution of the contentious issues as per the advice of DIR(HR).

Since there is no positive response from the Management to resolve the core issues, SNEA(I), Kerala Circle decided to start the deferred the trade union programmes from 25th June with ”Indefinite relay hunger strike”. Emergency CEC of Kerala Circle is being held on 24th June to chalk out further course of action.