circle matters


03-08-2015

SNEA(I) and BSNLEU, Kerala Circle launched Hunger strike programme from 03-08-2015 in front of CGMT office, Trivandrum.
As per the decision of the combined circle executive committee meeting indefinite hunger strike started today  in front of CGMT office at Trivandrum. About 700  comrades from SNEA(I) and  BSNLEU participated in the hunger strike. Circle Office witnessed cyclopean protest as Valiant Comrades of SNEA (I),  BSNLEU assembled  in astronomically immense numbers  to Protest  against the autocratic and dogmatic approach of CGMT Kerala Circle. The demand is to with draw all all vindictive actions taken by CGMT / Kerala Circle and also to restore all trade union rights. BSNLCCU of Kerala Circle  also started indefinite strike.  

CITU Kerala State Secretary Com. M. Chandran M.L.A inaugurated the historical Joint Hunger Strike.  Com. P. V. Chandrasekharan , All india patron of AIBDPA presided over the meeting. SNEA Leaders Com. Premkumar Circle Treasurer,  Com. T. Santhosh Kumar, DS / TVM SSA, Com. N.A Abraham,  our Ex CS / SNEA(I), BSNLEU Leaders  Com. R. Muraleedharn Nair,  Com. K. Mohan, CCLU Circle Secretary N.R Somasekharan Nair , Confederation of Central Govt. Employees Trivandrum  District Secretary Com.  S. Ashok Kumar addressed the Hunger strike. Federation of State Govt. Employees and Teachers Organization General Secretary Com. P.H.M Ismail, N G O Union General Secretary Com. T.C Mathukutty , Treasurer N. Radhkrishnans visited and greeted the Comrades.  Com. K. Sudheer Circle President SNEA (I), Kerala Circle and Com. K. Mohan Circle Secretary BSNLEU are observing Hunger strike. 

29-07-2015

GS writes to Hon MOC&IT regarding Kerala Circle: Fervent and repeated pleas of the Association seeking your timely intervention to arrest fast deteriorating healthy environment of Kerala by CGM/Kerala ignored. Meticulous and honest analysis of the following data clearly establishes negative growth trajectory and fully busts the myth that CGM/Kerala had a spectacular role in growth of an already exponentially growing Circle.

Kerala Circle is losing revenue of about Rs 400 Crores per year due to huge surrender of landline, Broadband and mobile connections after the present CGMT took charge. 5.6 lakhs landline connections, 1.45 lakh Broad Band connections and 2.35 lakhs prepaid mobile connections closed during one year where as from 2004 to 2012, in 9 years only 5 lakhs landline connections closed.

What eight venerable Members of Parliament (MPs) of Kerala Circle tried to impress upon you, albeit in vain, after independently gathering feedback and inputs, regarding corrupt practices of said CGM more than a year before, and which you strangely preferred to ignore, also getting established.

The present CGM took charge by the end of 2012. See the data

Landline: From 2004 to 2012 end, only net 05 lakh connections were surrendered in Kerala whereas, during last two years alone, net 4.45 lakh connections are surrendered and another 2.75 lakh connections are under NPD and will be closed very shortly, thus taking the net closure as 7.20 lakhs during last two years alone and bringing down land line connections from 29.3 lakhs to 21.91 lakhs during last two years. During nine years, surrender was five lakhs and during last two years surrender is 7.20 lakhs.

During last one year, gross connections decreased by about 20,000 and disconnections increased by about 1 lakh comparing to previous year. Is this not a negative growth?  

Broadband: For the first time in the history of Kerala Circle, net broadband connections provided in a year, during 2014-15, is negative (-10,251). In 2011-12 the net connections were 60,670, in 2012-13 the net connections were 79,717 and in 2013-14 the net connections were 50,514.

During last one year, gross connections decreased by about 37,000 and disconnections increased by about 45,000 comparing to previous year. Is this not a negative growth?  

MNP: Port Out/Port In ratio has drastically come down from 42.1% to 71.6% in just one year. Port out increased by 35,000 and port in decreased by 42,000. Is this not a negative growth?  

GSM prepaid has declined by 2.35 lakhs in last one year. Is this not a negative growth?  

GSM postpaid has declined by 10,940 connections during last one year. Is this not a negative growth?  

CDMA connections have declined by 63,634 in one year. Is this not a negative growth?  
Letter to Hon Minister

29-07-2015

Non Executive Unions reached an agreement with Management side for change of designations. 

Agreement between Non Executives and Management

24-07-2015

CGMT Kerala continues his vindictive actions--- Yesterday Trivandrum SSA Secretary Com Santhosh Kumar. T, transferred to Kannur SSA in an arbitrary manner for the simple reason, he has addressed BSNLEU’s 36 Hunger Strike at Circle Office on 22.07.2015.

As part of the Agitation conducted by SNEA (I) during June, July 2014, CGMT has started vindictive actions on Association Leaders and activists including the Circle Treasurer, Circle Secretary, TVM SSA President, Circle Office Branch President, RTTC Branch Secretary and other leaders in the form of charge sheets, memo’s and transfers.

SNEA(I) Strongly protest against the arbitrary Transfer of Trivandrum SSA Secretary and other Activists of the Association and sought the intervention of BSNLCO for restoring Trade Union/Association Rights.

SNEA(I) Kerala Circle is holding Lunch hour demonstration in all the SSA HQs today, 24.07.2015

SNEA(I), Kerala Circle extended solidarity and support to BSNLEU for its struggle for Protecting TRADE UNION RIGHTS and other genuine demands. BSNLEU was on 36 hour hunger fast against the CGMT from 22.07.2015. As part of their agitation, BSNLEU planned a march to the CGMT residence on 28.07.2015.

21-06-2015

Circle Executive Committee Meeting of Kerala Circle at Ernakulam on 13.06.2015

The CEC meeting of SNEA(I), Kerala Circle held at SNEA Bhavan, Ernakulam on 13th June 2015. The meeting presided by Circle President Com. K. Sudheer. CS Com George Verghese presented the report. General Secretary Com K. Sebastin addressed the CEC meeting. He assured that CHQ will pursue to execute all Orders issued from Corporate Office to bring back smooth working atmosphere in Kerala.

GS expressed confidence that with full-fledged BSNL Board with new CMD Sri. Anupam Shrivastava, DIR(HR), DIR (Fin), DIR(CFA) and DIR(EB) etc will ensure BSNL viability as the Board will be comparatively young and have time of four to five years to deliver. With this one of our major demand –TOP MANAGEMENT BELONGS TO BSNL- has come true and hope that new ideas of the management would guide BSNL to a new glory. Now our focus is on CGM/GM/DGM level officers belongs to the company.

Regarding the Service issues, GS expressed concern that even after commissioning of 20,000 GSM Towers in BSNL out of 27,000 planned in phase VII, the revenue or call volume is not increasing. As BSNL is facing financial problem to procure more BTSs and widen our network, BSNL Management is in discussions with other operators for Active Infra Sharing by enabling our customers to roam intra circle and inter circle in other operators network too wherever the customers are getting dominated signal level. GS told that its Technical Feasibility Testing is completed and discussions on commercial aspects is under way and it may likely to launch soon.

On cadre issues, our agitation in April/May, 2015 has created tremendous pressure which resulted in the historic settlement on 06.05.2015. The Joint committee which was practically non functioning for the last three years reconstituted and both issues put on fast track. Direction was issued by CMD to have committee meeting on every fortnight and complete the targeted work by 15th August. Our unity and commitment made it possible which made others nervous.

Regarding the implementation of Standard pay Scales of E2, E3 for the basic cadres of JTO, SDE and equivalent cadres, our prime objective is to get upgraded pay scales of E2, E3 and protect the cadres from demotion to E1 and E2 scales. Any other demands will only help BSNL Management to keep the item pending as done now and it would not help the Executives. Even in the proposed new JTO RR, the pay scale was specified as E1 for JTO, and it would badly affect the cadre in the next pay revision if we are not settling the issue before next pay commission. GS assured that in the coming meeting also we will try to resolve the issues of Standard pay scale of E2 for JTO/JAOs and E3 for SDE/AO without any compromise on the 5 promotions which we are enjoying now and also assured that any anomalies can be settled by mutual discussion with management.

To overcome the unscrupulous legal fights in many courts on seniority, implementation of CPSU hierarchy or Time Bound Functional Promotion would be the only solution. To overcome the disparity in promotions in various wings due to many court Cases and administrative delays, CPSU hierarchy is a good solution. The issue needs threadbare discussions at various levels to overcome the difficulties in implementation without disturbing the system. Change of designation is another major component. GS assured that SNEA(I) will follow up the developments very closely and we are trying our level best to find a solution to these issues by the targeted date of 15.08.2015.

On MT rect, GS conveyed that SNEA is of the strong view that there is no need for external MT rect for the company and demanding the change in recruitment rule in this line. Since we have enough in-house talents in BSNL, SNEA(I) is demanding some fast track promotions to man the top positions in the future. Our top Management at DGM/GM/CGM posts is still on deputation. The major hurdle faced by Govt. and BSNL to relieve ITS Officers was, there is no BSNL Absorbed Officers to substitute the CGM/GMs at present and this is the only reason for ITS officers continuing in BSNL on deputation. We will not be able to fill the post of GM/CGM Post just with CPSU Hierarchy implementation alone. There also some fast track promotions like MT are to be worked out for proper screening for 5 to 10%. LDCE and MT are two fast track promotional avenues available now. GS reiterated that SNEA will not support for the selection of External MT and will fight for 100% MTs to be filled Internally by making change in BSNLMS RR. GS told that before demanding Intl MT, SNEA ensured 75% of DE posts and 50% DGM posts for Promotion by seniority. This was the success of the determined single handed move of SNEA. With this we could reserve 87.5% of DE/AGM Posts in Telecom Engg wing for Internal Candidates and could restrict the percentage of Extl MT to 12.5% against the 100% as recommend by KPMG and 25% originally notified under 2009 BSNL MS RR. At this point we must remember that in other streams of Finance, Civil, Electrical etc even this 75% is not achieved in spite of the tall claims of others. GS told that we will further struggle hard to get 100% DE/AGM /CAO posts to be reserved for Internal Candidates. GS also told that CHQ is trying to extend 75% Post reservation done in Telecom wing to all other wing like Civil, Electrical, Architecture and Finance and amendments in BSNLMS RR for civil/electrical/finance, amendments in SDE and JTO RR etc are at present before BSNL board.

As an Assn our major concern is how a JTO/JAO will get SDE/AO promotion, DE/CAO promotion and DGM promotions which is the concern of 99.9% of Executives who are looking towards the Assn.

GS expressed anxiety in Kerala Circle Performance since the disconnections are multiplying by many folds in Landline and Mobile Sector. GS also pointed out that more than 40% total land line disconnections in Kerala since the formation of BSNL is happened in the last two years. The physical achievement in Landline, Broadband and Mobile is far less than what Kerala achieved two years back. GS also expressed anxiety in huge reductions in Profit from 100% before three years to 10% now. However he congratulated all work force of Kerala who worked with determination even in the difficult working environment.

29-05-2015

The Circle conference on MP Circle was held at Indore on 23rd and 24th May, 2015. A grand open session was held in the evening of 23rd May. Sri Rajesh Gupta, CGMT/ MP Circle, Prof Prashant Salwan from IIM/Indore, Sri Swapnil Kothari, Chairman/RI Group, Sri M. R. Rawat, GM/Indore were the main speakers beside GS and CHQ President.

Prof Salwan in his address given lot of suggestions where BSNL could focus in the coming days to grow further and increase the revenue. BSNL should focus on services and applications which will give easy revenue without much investment.

GS and CHQ President in their address focussed the recent strike by the Forum and the issues involved in it. Now Govt showing seriousness to address the issues.

On cadre issues, our recent agitation created very good response and it seems that the management is serious to address the issues. The joint committee is reconstituted and made it to function by directing the committee to meet atleast once in a fortnight and submit the recommendations by 15th August. Our demand of standard pay scales of E2, E3 etc, Time Bound functional promotion and first TBP after 4 years etc will be addressed by the committee. One of the major breakthrough is that the demand of first TBP after 4 years has become a terms of reference of the committee which management never ready to discuss earlier. Pay anomalies and issues related with Civil/elect/Arch wings also will be getting addressed separately.  

In the conference Com Alok Shrivastava, Com Dutta Majumdar, Com Manoj Kumar, Com Ajay Sharma, Com R. K. Sutrakar and Com Lalit Bhatia were unanimously elected as C/President, C/Secretary, C/Treasurer and CWC members respectively.
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27-05-2015

Appreciation letter to CGMT, HP Circle has been issued for outstanding achievement by earning PMC Fee worth Rs. 03.11 Cr. This is net PMC Fee earned by BSNL, HP Civil from External Works during 2014-15. A part form this PMC Fee there is gross total income worth Rs. 15.00 Cr(Approx) has earned by BSNL Civil HP during 2014-15 in the form of PMC Fee, interest on undisbursed amount laying with BSNL during the year, savings in the form of contingent expenditure like O.E/T.E/Vehicle etc.

Till date after entering in field of External Works HP Civil BSNL Wing has earned gross income from these works to the tune of Rs. 50.00 Cr.

Congratulations to HP Circle and the employees of HP Civil wing

25-05-2015

Circle conference of MP Circle held at Indore on 23rd and 24th May, 2015. Details will be uploaded shortly.
Circle Conference of other Circles also to be conducted before AIC where ever it is due. 

31-03-2015

Circle conference of J & K Circle:

The Circle conference of J & K Circle was held at Jammu on 26th and 27th March, 2015 in a grand manner. GS and CHQ President attended the conference. An open session was held on 27th March afternoon in which Sri R. N. Sudhakar, CGMT, J&K Circle was the chief guest. Other senior officers of J&K Circle and Circle leaders of other Unions and Associations also attended the open session.

Gs and President in their address touched all the important issues related to the growth of the company and HR issues and appealed to all the comrades to gear up for the strike on 21st and 22nd April, 2015. Almost all the demands in the Forum notice are related to the growth of the company. The policies of the Govt and mismanagement in the company lead to the present situation. Our first demand for a full fledged BSNL Board is almost getting materialised by the selection of CMD, DIR(Fin) and DIR(HR). DIR(CM) post is already notified. About 8,500 Crores of rupees owned by BSNL is with the DoT on account of BWA spectrum refund, USO Fund subsidy and excess payment of pension contribution. If this payment is made to BSNL, it can go ahead with its expansion plan without taking loan from the market. Subsidiary formation will disintegrate BSNL and ultimately lead to disinvestment and strategic sale of subsidiaries. Merger of BSNL and MTNL without addressing contentious issues will be disastrous for BSNL. Proper compensation should be given for the loss making rural land line section which is maintained for meeting the social obligations of the Govt. Automatic pension revision for BSNL pensioners for the future and 30% superannuation benefit to BSNL rects are other major demands.

On HR issues, finalization of standard pay scales of E2, E3, etc to JTO, SDE and equivalent cadres upto SGJAG, implementation of TB functional promotion as per the terms and condition for absorption, settlement of various pay anomalies in different cadres, notional pay and BSNLMS RR amendment for Civil/Elect wings, First TBP uniformly after 4 years w.e.f 01.10.2000 counting DoT service etc are the major HR issues to be settled without further delay. All our attempts to settle the issues through discussion failed which compelled us to start the agitation. All the concrete assurances given by the Management earlier did not implemented. CHQ appealed to all the comrades to start preparations for the agitation to settle the HR issues, most of them are pending since the implementation of 2nd PRC.

In the conference Com. P K Bali, Com. S. K. Mahaldar, Com. Ravinder Razdan and Com Jeet Raj were unanimously elected as Circle President, Circle Secretary, Circle Treasurer ands CWC member respectively.

08-02-2015

GS tour of Tamil Nadu Circle on 27th, 28th and 31st January, 2015 and 01st February, 2015:


GS Com K. Sebastin and CHQ Treasurer Com R. Rajan toured Tamil Nadu Circle along with CS/TN Com M Gopinathan and addressed the General Body meetings at Coimbatore on 27.01.2015, Erode on 28.01.2015, Trichy on 31.01.2015 and SSA conference of Madurai on 01.02.2015.

CHQ President Com G. L. Jogi and AGS Com H. Muthu joined the tour at Trichy and addressed the meetings at Trichy and Madurai.

Veteran Com W. Seshagiri Rao addressed the meeting at Madurai and motivated the Comrades.

Annual general body meeting of SNEA(I) / Madurai SSA held on 01.02.2015 at Madurai. GS Com. K. Sebastin hoisted the National flag and Com. S. Ganesan, ACS hoisted the SNEA(I) flag. Com. M. Chandrasekaran, DS welcomed the gathering and GS inaugurated the AGB.
GS in his address explained in depth about the role of this association for the upward revisions in the pay scales (1986, 1996 and 2000 in BSNL). Five Time bound promotions each after every 5 years instead of just one time bound promotion after 12 years in DoT era, amendment of BSNL MSRR 2009 by reserving 50% STS posts exclusively for SDE to DE promotion breaking the bottleneck of JTS, ending adhocism in 2014 and again increasing the promotion quota from 50% to 75% etc are some of the important milestones. The EPF issue where the EPF contribution was restricted to 12% of Rs 6500/ irrespective of the emoluments was settled once for all in August, 2005. Some section of Executives tried to stop the LDCE in 2007-08 but Assn strongly opposed it and fought legally also and ensured that no stay is coming which ultimately resulted in the promotion of about 900 JTOs of 2001 batch as SDEs in Nov:2008. More than 18,500 JTOs promoted as SDEs since 2000, more than 5000 SDEs promoted as DEs and about 450 DEs promoted as DGMs. About 10,000 JTOs are going to be promoted as SDEs in the coming days making JTO to SDE promotion also current. The promotions in Civil /Elect wing /Accounts wing become current. Involvement of this association in resolving major issues related with the viability of BSNL like unbundling of copper cable, tenders, procurement, CDR, BWA spectrum refund, pension contribution on actual basic pay instead of maximum of the pay scale, 3G roaming etc are aimed at making the company viable. The need of the hour is unity among the executives especially among our young executives of BSNL so that our basic demands of Standard pay scales, 30% superannuation benefits, CPSU cadre hierarchy etc can be forced on the management for early settlement and its implementation. Further explained the need for membership verification to end multiplicity and have a strong recognised Assn to resolve the issues of the executives like other CPSUs.
The ensuing struggle from 15th March, the parliament March on 25th February and the 1 crore signature campaign among the public is going to decide the future of this company. The Forum of BSNL Unions/Assn decided this year 2015 fully to focus on the revival of our company and work in tandem with the management.
The Open session was addressed by the GS, CHQ President Com.G.L.Jogi, CHQ Treasurer Com.R.Rajan, CS/TN Com.M.Gopinathan and others addressed the mass gathering. Veteran leader Com.W.Seshagiri Rao graced the occasion.
CHQ President Com. G. L. Jogi in his address elaborately expalined the wrong policies and decisions of the Government and also the indecisiveness of BSNL management in crucial issues, biased approach of the government towards private operators which all made BSNL a loss making unit. Further explained the total absence of the HR policies in BSNL, total demoralization of the young BSNL recruited JTO/JAOs, non resolution of the basic HR issues etc.
From the SSA administration Smt. S.E.Rajam, GMT/Madurai SSA addressed the house. GMT/Madurai SSA in her address appreciated the representatives of SNEA(I) / Madurai SSA and also all Associations and Trade Unions for supporting all initiatives taken by Madurai SSA administration to achieve all targets and especially revenue growth. District Secretaries of Virudhunagar SSA, Tirunelveli SSA, Tuticorin SSA and comrades form the neighboring SSAs participated. Com.S.Ganesan, ACS fecilated on his superannuation.
 
The Special General body meeting of Trichy SSA was convened at the Conference Hall, O/o GMT, Trichy on 31.01.2015. The meeting was presided over by Com.S. Sundarakrishnan, Circle President. Com. V.Jayaganesan, District president welcomed the gathering. CHQ president Com. G.L. Jogi, GS Com. K. Sebastin, CHQ Treasurer Com.R.Rajan, CS Com.M.Gopinathan, CWC member Com.V.Mahendran and ACS Com.M.R.Tamilkodi addressed the meeting. Com.Palaniappan, DS / Tanjore SSA, Com.Sreenivasan, DS / Kumbakonam SSA along with comrades of Tanjore and Kumbakonam SSAs participated.
GS in his address reminded the comrades that through continuous struggle during the last three decades we could make significant improvements in the career of each and every Executive and also the role played by SNEA alone in safeguarding the interest of our beloved company BSNL. Wrong policies of the Govt which favoured the private operators really made BSNL sick and BSNL never got support from the Govt whenever it was necessitated. Our struggle under Forum saved BSNL from disinvestment and unbundling of copper cable etc. Further SNEA along with others struggled against arbitrarily discontinuing ADC, CDMA roaming by Reliance, to save the 45.5 million tender in 2007, BWA spectrum refund, 3G roaming etc. This association struggled for the upward revisions in the pay scales (1986, 1996 and 2000 in BSNL). Instead of just one time bound promotion after 12 years in DoT, now we are having 5 Time bound promotions each after every 5 years. Hundreds of DR JTOs in DoT retired even without a single functional promotion but now executives are reaching up to DGM posts etc. These are some of the significant milestones. In future, we assure that our young comrades may reach up to GM/CGM post. Another major breakthrough was the amendment in BSNLMS RR in January, 2014 to end adhocism by increasing the quota from 50% to 75%. JTO(T) to SDE(T) promotion delayed due to court cases and promotion orders for about 6100 posts will be issued by 10th February. LDCE is already notified for all the vacancy years to make JTO to SDE promotion also current in both quotas. Assn is also pleading for JAO to AO promotions for all the vacancies. GS narrated the importance of membership verification and also about the ongoing struggle under Forum. This agitation is going to decide the future of BSNL and its employees.
CHQ President Com G L Jogi in his address explained how the cadre has been uplifted since 1980s, first in 1986 by pay scale up gradation, in 1990 by introduction of lateral advancement in the cadre of JTO and SDE in DoT alone, promotion of 8000 JTOs as SDEs in 1993-94, pay scale up gradation in 1996 along with Group B gazetted status which ensured the absorption of JTO cadre alone as an Executive in BSNL in the basic cadre, another hike in pay scale to E1A in BSNL when BSNL offered E1 scale etc. All this achievements are result of continuous struggle. SNEA (erstwhile TEOA) was the only one Assn opposed the absorption just for an Adhoc payment of Rs 2000. This Association alone struggled for terms and condition for absorption in BSNL. Final settlement like E1A, E2A, --- E6 pay scales, five time bound promotions within 4 to 6 years and point to point fitment were reached as a result of the historic struggle done by TEOA (I) and BSNLEA(I). Regarding the pay scales, the management categorically taken a stand that E1A pay scale will be given only for absorbed JTOs and not for Direct recruited JTOs of BSNL and their pay scale will be E1. This association not accepted the offer and firmly replied that the pay scale is for the whole cadre of JTO. Finally BSNL management agreed for that settlement. EPF issue with 12% of emoluments without the ceiling of Rs 6500/ was settled by SNEA in August 2005. TBP policy introduced in 2007, 2ndPRC report implemented in BSNL, BSNL MS RR notified in 2009 breaking the bottleneck of JTS/ADET prevailed in DoT/BSNL.
Our veteran leaders and other comrades were felicitated on their retirement on superannuation. Meeting concluded with vote of thanks by Com.G.Janakiraman, District secretary.
Special General body meeting of ERODE SSA was conducted at Hotel Iswaryaa, Erode on 28.01.2015. The meeting was presided over by Com.Mohan, District President. Com.S.Easwaran, CWC Member addressed the GB. Com.Paramasivam, District Secretary welcomed the mass gathering. GS Com.K.Sebastin, Com.R.Rajan, CHQ Treasurer, and  Com.M.Gopinathan, CS attended and addressed the meeting.
GS in his special address reminded the comrades that through continuous struggle during the last three decades we could make significant improvements in the career of each and every Executive because we were led by stalwarts like Com M. K. Bagchi, Com W. Seshagiri Rao and Com G. L. Jogi. He explained on the need of membership verification and also the unity of the executives especially our young executives of BSNL so that our basic demands of Standard pay scale, 30% superannuation benefits, CPSU cadre hierarchy etc can be forced on the management for early settlement. Further he clarified about the ensuing promotions in different cadres, court cases etc. GS appealed the members to participate in en-mass in the proposed PARLIAMENT MARCH. Further he elaborated the necessity to concentrate on the Viability of the company. Meeting concluded with the vote of thanks by Com. Mohamed Rafi, District Treasurer.

 

A Well organized Special General body meeting of Coimbatore SSA was conducted on 27.01.2015 at Hotel Sri Ram International, Coimbatore. GS Com.K.Sebastin, Com.R.Rajan, CHQ Treasurer, Com.M.Gopinathan, CS, Com.Suresh, VP/SNEA(I) TN Circle, Com.T.K.Senthoorpandian, COS, Com.R.Muthiyalu, Spl. Invitee and Com.K.V.Ganesh, DS/ Nilgiris SSA attended the meeting. Com.Arumugam DP presided over the meeting. Com.Bharathi, DS welcomed the gathering.

GS in his address elaborated the successes of this organization and the road map that we have prepared right now. The need of settling the issues like standard Pay Scales, 30% superannuation benefits to BSNL recruited Executives as well as the non- executives, CPSU cadre hierarchy etc explained by GS. GS made it clear that today we are focusing on these major issues, the demands focused under the Forum of Unions and Associations and also in JTO to SDE promotion. Further he elaborated about the ensuing promotions in different cadres, membership verification, court cases etc. Com.Ganesan, DT rendered vote of thanks.

12-01-2015

206 seniority case is listed for hearing tomorrow, 13.01.2015 in Hon Supreme Court as item No.2. It is available in the weekly list also. The case has been partly heard in the month of November, 2014 (05.11.2014).

01-12-2014

Circle Executive Committee meeting of AP Circle held at Hyderabad on 24th and 25th November, 2014. Jt Sec(S) Com P. Padmanabha Rao, AGS Com A. Chandrasekhar, Veteran Leader Com S.L.Reddy and GS Com K Sebastin attended the CEC.

Com GS in his address gave latest status on all the issues like E2, E3 Standard pay scales and pay disparity of JTOs of 2007 & 2008, 30% superannuation benefit to BSNL recruits, CPSU Cadre Hierarchy, JTO to SDE promotions and the efforts to make a single DPC, LDCE from JTO to SDE and eligibility criteria, SDE to DE Regular Promotions for 2710 posts by ending the age old adhocism permanently, JAO to AO Promotions, AO to CAO, DE to DGM Adhoc Promotions, CAO to DGM Promotions, DGM Adhoc to DGM Regular both in Engineering and Accounts, regularization of Officiating JTOs, Pay anomalies of TTAs selected as DR JTOs, issues concerning Civil/Electrical/Arch/PAs/ PSs/OLs, Seniority cases of List No. 6 &7/206 /147 etc, supply of materials, BSNL and MTNL merger, subsidiary formation, BBSNL project etc.
GS explained the status of Membership Verification process and appealed to all the comrades to work towards verification so that SNEA(I) can become the majority Association with thumbing majority. This will lead to unity of all the Executives like other CPSUs ending the multiplicity of Assns. A single and strong recognised Assn is the need of the hour to resolve all the outstanding issues with special focus on the cadre interests.
On querry on delay on settlement of E2, E3 pay scales which makes lot of hurt burn among the JTO/JAOs recruited after 01.01.2007, GS assured that in case pension contribution issue is further delayed, the possibility of extending E2, E3 pay scales alone for the time being without cascading effect also will be explored keeping the demand upto E7 scale open and SNEA(I) is open to the idea. On CPSU cadre hierarchy also, first change of designation along with pay scale will be expedited as functional promotion part is taking time.
Circle President Com. J.Umamaheswara Rao presided over the meeting, Circle Secretary Com A.Viswanath submitted the report and Circle Treasurer Com K. Vidya Sagar Reddy submitted the accounts during the intervening period.
Com Suresh, JTO and Com Sudheer, JTO who were the Ex CS and Ex CT of SNATTA are co-opted as CWC Member and Circle Organising Secretary respectively.

04-11-2014

Circle Conference of SNEA(I), Uttarakhand Circle  held at Dehradun on 31-10-2014.

An opens session was conducted on the topic “Role of Trade unions and management in facing emerging intense business and policy challenges”. CHQ President Com G.L.Jogi, GS Com K. Sebastin, AGS Com Avind Dahiya, CS Com S S Rauthan and others addressed the open session. Sri S.P.Shukla, CGMT, Uttarakhand Circle was the chief Guest. Sri A.K.Mittal/GM(HR &CFA), Uttarakhand Circle, Sri P.D.Chirania/GM (F), Sri Rajiv Jauhari/GMTD, Dehradun and Sri Suryakant, GM(CMTS) also addressed. Circle president Com. Sri Rajiv Chauhan presided the meeting.
 GS and CHQ President addressed the house on various developments on cadre issues and appealed to the members to start organizational preparations to re-start the agitations on various cadre issues like E2, E3 pay scales, 30% superannuation, JTO to SDE promotions, CPSU cadre hierarchy, issues related to Civil/Elect/Arch/TF, first TBP after 4 years, pay anomalies etc.  
The following office bearers unanimously elected for the next term. Com. Jai Vikram Singh/C. President, Com S.S.Rauthan/CS, Com. P.K.Singh/C Treasurer and Com. Rajiv Chauhan/CWC member.  Four BSNL directly recruited JTOs, Com Vivek Tiwari (Ex CS/AIGETOA), Com Vishal Bhatia, Com Rajneesh Kumar and Com. Mahesh Joshi also elected into the new Circle body.


29-10-2014

A meeting was organized by SNEA(I), Bathinda SSA, Punjab to welcome the 18 BSNL direct rect JTOs who have joined SNEA(I) and the recently promoted JTOs from TTA. All the 25 JTOs recently promoted from TTA joined SNEA(I). Now 90 Executives out of 115 are members of SNEA(I). The meeting was addressed by Com Amarjith Sing, CS/Punjab and other leaders. It is to be highlighted that Bathinda SSA had paid subscription upto 31/03/2015. Congratulations to one and all.

30-10-2014

A meeting was organized by SNEA(I), Bathinda SSA, Punjab to welcome the 18 BSNL direct rect JTOs who have joined SNEA(I) and the recently promoted JTOs from TTA. All the 25 JTOs recently promoted from TTA joined SNEA(I). Now 90 Executives out of 115 are members of SNEA(I). The meeting was addressed by Com Amarjith Sing, CS/Punjab and other leaders. It is to be highlighted that Bathinda SSA had paid subscription upto 31/03/2015. Congratulations to one and all.

29-10-2014

A meeting was organized by SNEA(I), Bathinda SSA, Punjab to welcome the 18 BSNL direct rect JTOs who have joined SNEA(I) and the recently promoted JTOs from TTA. All the 25 JTOs recently promoted from TTA joined SNEA(I). Now 90 Executives out of 115 are SNEA members. The meeting was addressed by Com Amarjith Sing, CS/Punjab and other leaders. It is to be highlighted that Bathinda SSA had paid subscription upto 31/03/2015. Congratulations to one and all.

29-10-2014

A meeting was organized by SNEA(I), Bathinda SSA, Punjab to welcome the 18 BSNL direct rect JTOs who have joined SNEA(I) and the recently promoted JTOs from TTA. All the 25 JTOs recently promoted from TTA joined SNEA(I). Now 90 Executives out of 115 are SNEA members. The meeting was addressed by Com Amarjith Sing, CS/Punjab and other leaders. It is to be highlighted that Bathinda SSA had paid subscription upto 31/03/2015. Congratulations to one and all.

30-10-2014

A meeting was organized by SNEA(I), Bathinda SSA, Punjab to welcome the 18 BSNL direct rect JTOs who have joined SNEA(I) and the recently promoted JTOs from TTA. All the 25 JTOs recently promoted from TTA joined SNEA(I). Now 90 Executives out of 115 are SNEA members. The meeting was addressed by Com Amarjith Sing, CS/Punjab and other leaders. It is to be highlighted that Bathinda SSA had paid subscription upto 31/03/2015. Congratulations to one and all.

29-10-2014

A meeting was organized by SNEA(I), Bathinda SSA, Punjab to welcome the 18 BSNL direct rect JTOs who have joined SNEA(I) and the recently promoted JTOs from TTA. All the 25 JTOs recently promoted from TTA joined SNEA(I). Now 90 Executives out of 115 are our members including 4 new members who have recently joined. The meeting was addressed by Com Amarjith Sing, CS/Punjab and other leaders. It is to be highlighted that Bathinda SSA had paid subscription upto 31/03/2015. Congratulations to one and all.

25-10-2014

CHQ President Com G. L. Jogi has addressed a huge gathering of SNEA, BGTD at the conference hall of PGM Office, Bangalore on 20.10.2014.

Our CHQ leader emphasized the need of the BSNL Executives and non executives to focus on the viabilities of the company and the adverse impacts of the formation of BBNL-its aim at giving services as an ISP, adverse effects of implementation of the Deloitte recommendations, non refund of the Rs.6500 Crores of the BWA spectrum by Government, absence of any new projects to counter the 4G services, Reliance JIOs massive 4G networks expansion, Non availability of the regular CMD, Director Finance and Director HR for BSNL. The total absence of the HR policies in BSNL, total demoralization of the young BSNL recruited JTOs, non resolution of the basic HR issues. The address was an eye opener for the members of SNEA to update themselves and get ready for the future struggles.

Com Pandurang Nayak AGS spoke and explained on the need of the unity of the executives especially our young executives of BSNL so that our basic demands of Standard pay scale, 30% superannuation benefits can be forced on the management for early settlement and its implementation.

Com W Seshagiri Rao, Veteran leader and founder of SNEA appealed the members to work towards the growth of the company. Com K Ashok Rao, President NCOA was kind enough to address us on this occasion with a short notice.

Com S B Nagavi, Circle Secretary brought to the notice of the audience that it is only BSNL which could give services to the citizens of the country in the circumstances of the natural calamities. Even in the recent HUD HUD, Hon CM of AP Shri Chandrababu Naidu, appreciated the Executives and Employees of BSNL/ AP for their tremendous efforts in restoring the telecom services within shortest time. Private operators are here to invest and earn profit but BSNL has its social commitment.

Com Y B Thippesh Ex GS/AIGETOA, Com R C Vasant Kumar Ex CS/AIGETOA Karnataka, Com Santosh Gowda Ex AGS/AIGETOA and Ex CS/AIGETOA Punjab, Com Rajkumar and all their followers have joined this mighty organization in the presence of our CHQ President Com G L Jogi. Com Thippesh in his address declared that he along with many of his friends in Bangalore have joined SNEA to strengthen an organization which is fighting for the upliftment of the basic executive cadre (JTO). He has acknowledged the motivation and the support he received by Com Jogi, when he was moving with him in the United Forum of Executives while finalizing the BSNL MSRR and will feel proud of working under the umbrella of SNEA. Com B Ramesh, DS/ BGTD welcomed the gathering. 

Meeting at Kolar on 21-10-2014:

The General Body Meeting of the SNEA Kolar was held at Kolar. Com G L Jogi, our beloved CHQ President attended the GB. The young comrades of Kolar SNEA welcomed the leaders. In the AGB Com Jogi, in his address elaborated the successes of this organization and the road map that we have prepared right now. The need of settling the issues like standard Pay Scales, the anomaly of wages w.r.to 2007 and 2008 batches, 30% superannuation benefits to BSNL recruited Executives as well as the non- executives. He has made it clear that today we are focusing on these major issues and if needed we will launch the next phase of our agitation very shortly and appealed the members to get strongly prepared for the struggle. The other issues like regularization of the TTA officiating JTOs and other cadre issues were discussed in the meeting.

Com Pandurang Nayak AGS has narrated the need of the polarization of the Executives into a single association which truly fight for the demands of JTOs, their social welfare and security even after retirement. This is truly proved in case of the DOT absorbees by one and only association that is SNEA. It is only SNEA which struggles at their work centers like BSNLCO, Circle Office and SSA headquarters and not at JANTAR MANTAR.

Com Thippesh, once again re-affirmed his views as to why he is now joining SNEA and appreciated all Kolar comrades for re-building the organization in Kolar as a huge majority association and now they are safe under the umbrella of SNEA.

Com Nagavi, CS, Com S P Jagadale DS/ Hubli SSA and Com Munishekar our youngest CWC member (2008 Batch JTO) addressed the meeting. Com Narian Nandakumar, DS/ Kolar gave a brief report of the activities of Kolar SSA. DS/ BSNLEU and DS/ NFTE-BSNL also attended the function.

Banglore photosKolar photos

22-10-2014

Com Y. B. Thippesh, Ex GS/AIGETOA, Com Santhosh Gowda, Ex AGS/AIGETOA and Ex CS/AIGETOA, Punjab Circle, Com R. C. Vasanth Kumar, Ex CS/AIGETOA, KTK Circle and Com Rajkumar  and all the followers joined SNEA at Banglore on 22.10.2014 in presence of our CHQ President Com G. L. Jogi, veteran leader Com W. Seshagiri Rao, AGS Com Pandurang Nayak, CS Com S B Nagavi and others. CHQ once again welcome them into this mighty organization.

13-10-2014

GS Com K. Sebastin, AGS Com Pandurang Nayak, CS/KTK Circle Com S. B. Nagavi, C/President Com Venkatesh Murthy and C/Treasurer Com Suresh Kumar completed the first leg of Karnataka tour from 07th to 09th October, 2014 addressing general body meetings at Mandya, Mysore, Madikeri (Coorg), Manglore, Chickmanglur and Hassan SSAs. All the meetings are unique by massive participation of Executives. Details will be uploaded by today evening.

CHQ leaders will be addressing the general body meetings at Banglore on 20.10.14 and at Kolar and Thumkur on 21.10.14.

14-10-2014

GS Com K. Sebastin, AGS Com Pandurang Nayak, CS/KTK Circle Com S. B. Nagavi, C/President Com Venkatesh Murthy and C/Treasurer Com Suresh Kumar completed the first leg of Karnataka tour from 07th to 09th October, 2014 addressing general body meetings at Mandya, Mysore, Madikeri (Coorg), Manglore, Chickmanglur and Hassan SSAs. All the meetings are unique by massive participation of Executives. Details will be uploaded by today evening.

CHQ leaders will be addressing the general body meetings at Banglore on 20.10.14 and at Kolar and Thumkur on 21.10.14.

13-10-2014

Mizoram SSA (NE I Circle) Conference at Aizwal on 20/09/2014:

CS / NE I Circle Com Asith Kumar Ghosh, Circle President Com G.Swakme and Com Sushil Tripathi, SSA Secy Meghalaya SSA addressed the Conference. Almost all JTOs and SDEs (nearly 50) attended the conference.

In the open session Sri K. Chandran, GMTD (LA), Mizoram was the Chief Guest and DGM (CM), DGM(Fin) and other senior Officers attended.

Main points Discussed are 

1) How to revive BSNL and NE1 revenue, 

2)Rule 8 transfer cases and 

3)Transfer policy of BSNL and Special Recruitment drive to Hard tenure areas to overcome staffing problems.


In the conference Com L. Ompuia, Com N. Vijayakrishnana and Com Sreenivese elected as new SSA President, Secretary and Treasurer respectively.

View List of Office Bearers.

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30-09-2014

AP CIRCLE TOUR BY CHQ/CIRCLE LEADERS FROM 12.09.2014 TO 15.09.2014:

CHQ President Com G.L.Jogi, G.S. Com K Sebastin, Veteran Leader Com W. Seshagiri Rao, J.S.(South) Com P. Padmanabha Rao, AGS Com A Chandrasekhar, AP Circle President Com J. Uma maheswara Rao and Circle Secretary Com. A. Viswanath attended and addressed the District conferences of Guntur, Vijayawada and East Godavari(Rajahmudry) SSAs. Also they addressed the general body meetings of Nellore, Ongole, W.G(Eluru) and Visakhapatnam SSAs with huge gathering. The interactive sessions especially the active participation of huge number of young JTOs and SDEs at different places and their active participation in the discussions were very much encouraging. They had taken keen interest to take responsibilities also at different level in all the SSAs.

CHQ leaders apprised members the role of SNEA(I) for the last three decades and how the Association struggled to get the cadre issues resolved and what made the transformation of JETA to JTOA, JTOA to TEOA and from TEOA to SNEA(I), while upgrading the basic cadre of JTO from Rs 1400-2700 pay scale to Rs 1640-2900 pay scale in 1986, Rs 1640-2900 to Rs 2000-3200 equivalent pay scale in 1996, and E1A pay scale of Rs 9850 in BSNL (BSNL offered E1 scale of Rs 8600) and from Group C to Group B paving the way for absorption of JTOs as Executives in BSNL.

When all the 14 Associations except TEOA (now SNEA) agreed for absorption into BSNL just with an Adhoc payment of Rs.2000, SNEA(I) only insisted for terms and conditions of absorption like pay scales, fitment, promotion policy etc before absorption.  BSNLEA joined hands with TEOA and supported by MTNLEA  started agitation under the banner of Executive Negotiating Council (ENC) and succeeded in getting the better pay scales of E1A, E2A, E3 ---, E6, time bound promotion policy (5 TBPs, one of the best promotion policy available in any CPSU), point to point fixation etc. In BSNL, SNEA(I) took up one of the basic issues of BSNL direct recruits, deduction of EPF subscription of 12% on current Basic + IDA instead of fixed amount of 12% of Rs.6500 (with ceiling) and succeeded and orders were issued in 12th Aug 2005 with retrospective effect with arrears payment to EPF. Till that time the EPF contribution was just Rs 780/ for every employee irrespective of emoluments. BSNLMS RR notified in July, 2009 assuring 50% regular promotions directly from SDE to DE removing the bottle neck of JTS/ADET and remaining on Adhoc basis by reducing the MT(Extl) quota from 100% to 25%. BSNL is the first CPSU, 2nd PRC report implemented with 30% fitment. About 18500 JTOs promoted as SDEs since 2000 in both seniority and LDCE quota together. BSNLMS RR further amended on the singular efforts of SNEA(I) by earmarking 75% of DE posts for SDE to DE promotion on regular basis, ending adhocism. This amendment done only for Telecom Operations side. DE(Regular) promotions made for all the vacancies upto 31.03.2014 by promoting about 2700 SDE/Adhoc DEs on regular basis. DGM(Regular/Adhoc) promotions issued and another 480 are under pipeline. Consistently tried to improve the scheme and syllabus for LDCE, scheme changed from descriptive type to objective type, OMR system.

The leader also apprised the member about the future challenges and road map of SNEA(I) to face the future challenges. Future agenda of the SNEA(I) is the following:

· 3rd PRC is due in 2017. SNEA is committed to make BSNL profitable by 2017 to ensure job security and the implementation of 3rd PRC and to secure the future of young comrades.

·  Standard pay scales of E2, E3, ---, E7 for JTO/JAO, SDE/AO etc w.e.f 01.01.2007. There is an attempt to down grade the basic cadre of JTO/JAOs and SDE/AOs.    

·  SNEA is fully resolved to see that issues like 30% superannuation benefits to BSNL recruites and CPSU cadre hierarchy etc are settled early with the support of the all the Executives.

·  JTO to SDE and JAO to AO promotion on seniority cum fitness: Association become party in the case at Hon CAT Ernakulam and CHQ is exploring the possibility of other legal course to expedite hearing of the case.

·  Parity on promotion in Civil/Elect wings at par with Telecom and notional pay w.e.f 01.10.2000 is being pursued.

·  First TBP uniformly after four years w.e.f 01.10.2004.

· SNEA re-started the agitation programmes with the above demands. SNEA is committed to struggle till our demands are met.

·  Regularization of Officiating JTOs and extending FR 221 (a)(1) to officiating JTOs.

Apart from struggling on Cadre issues SNEA(I) was continuously struggling on the policy issues and on the issues concerning to viability of BSNL.

·  We took active part in opposing the Unbundling of copper cable.

·  We took initiative to organize agitation when BSNL was to cancel the 45.5 million GSM tender in 2007.

·  2G scam exposed first by our President Com G L Jogi.

·  We filed a case in illegal 3G roaming by pvt operators, which BSNL should have done first.

· We took initiative in surrender of redundant BWA spectrum and refund of BWA spectrum charges.

· Took initiative in implementation of CDR, ERP, procurement of materials by streamlining tenders, Phase VII expansion, NGN implementation, MLLN and MPLS expansion etc.

·  Opposed the merger of BSNL and MTNL merger without addressing the basic issues.

CHQ leaders appealed to all the Executives to strengthen the platform of SNEA(I), the home of JTOs. All has to join hands to resolve all the outstanding issues in a time bound manner and revive the company at the earliest.

26-09-2014

Congratulations to all the comrades who stood with the Association in the testing time:

Eventhough the BSNL management was insensitive to the Indefinite fast for the first three days, all the Unions and Associations supported the agitation from day one. GSs and Presidents of BSNLEU and NFTE visited the Pandal along with other leaders. GSs of BSNLMS, AIGETOA and AIBSNLOA also visited the pandal.

We cannot forget our great supporters at the National and Circle levels, the JAC, the Samara Sahayasamithi in Kerala, BSNLEU, NFTE, FNTO, BSNLMS and a lot of others, who have steadfastly and solidly stood with us for anything and everything that means trade union fraternity and solidarity. At the same time, always there will be exceptions and that has to happen to expose themselves before the whole world because they are afraid of charge sheets and punishments to their top Circle and SSA leaders at Trivandrum on the proven charges of fraud and financial irregularities, protected and helped for years, irrespective of repeated warnings and reminders by CVC/CVO to CGMT/Kerala. Otherwise how they can manage Circle level award to an activist who is “under currency of punishment” for financial irregularities! They are bound to support each other nakedly, now the whole world knows, they exposed themselves.

I have no words to congratulate each and every SNEA comrade across the country, especially comrades of Kerala Circle who refused to bow down in the face of the worst ever and unheard of tirades on the free minds of the Executives and employees. And at CHQ, we had a minor role to play, be with them and support them, we will continue to do that with the same vigour and commitment.

25-09-2014

In order to extend support to the agitation, the following programmes shall be observed at Circle and SSA level. All Circle/SSA Secretaries to make all out preparations. Each and every Comrade of SNEA(I) must participate with toughest determination to defeat sinister attack to destabilize SNEA(I).

 

26th, 27th Sept: 2014:  Massive Lunch hour demonstration at all Circle and SSA HQs.

29th, 30th Sept and 01st October, 2014: Massive Relay Hunger strike at all Circle HQs.

The Indefinite fast at BSNLCO and CO/Trivandrum will continue.

25-09-2014

The INDEFINITE FAST by CHQ leaders and other activists continues for the 4th day from 22.09.2014

Comrades of SNEA(I), it is testing and challenging time for each and every Comrade of SNEA(I) throughout the Country to come out with greatest determination and unprecedented solidarity to defeat sinister designs of CGM/kerala to destabilize our beloved Association because of tough and legitimate stand taken by us on some critical issues. Rise to the occasion and demonstrate extraordinary solidarity. This clarion call is to be responded by each and every comrade of SNEA(I) with unwavering commitment.


Our GS, AGS, Com Arvind Dahiya, Jt Secy/South, Com P.Rao and CWC member from Kerala Circle Com MPP Panicker, commenced indefinite fast from 1000 hrs of 22nd Sept at BSNL Co. Also Com George Verghese, CS/Kerala, Com Rajan, CHQ Treasurer and Com Chandrashekar, AGS, also commenced indefinite fast at Trivandrum on 22nd Sept, 2014.

While CGM/Kerala Circle is continuing his acts of indiscriminate victimizations, there is no intervention from BSNL Management to prevail upon CGM to comply with the terms of negotiated settlement between him and our Association, with the intervention of top BSNL Management. Instead, CGM is going ahead with his acts of victimization even after negotiated settlement.

Out Jt Secy/South, felt extremely weak and exhausted and police tried to shift him to govt. hospital. However, he resisted being shifted to hospital and is continuing his fast.

In the same way, our CS/Kerala, George Verghese, and AGS Com A Chandrasekhar are also feeling exhausted but is going ahead with his fast in a determined manner. CGM is trying his best to get him forcibly shifted to hospital but our Kerala comrades are determined to defeat his this move also.

Comrades, needless to appeal, we are confident that we come out in thousands and thousands, and each and every one of us, to fight this hour of crisis with unprecedented   determination and deepest conviction to defeat attack on fundamental right of trade unions to lodge legitimate protest against irregularities and arbitrary functioning.

• Massive Lunch hour demonstrations in thousands and thousands have to be held on 26th and 27th Sept., 14 at Circle/SSA HQs. Each and every Comrade of SNEA(I) must participate with toughest determination to defeat sinister attack to destabilize SNEA(I).
• Relay hunger strike by thousands and thousands of Comrades at CGM/HQs is to be held on 29th, 30th Sept. and 1st Oct., 14.
• Further programs of action will be decided thereafter shortly since the struggle has to be taken to its logical conclusion.


SNEA(I)- Zindabad, Our Unity- Zindabad, Inquilab- Zindabad, Our struggle- Zindabad and BSNL- Zindabad.

24-09-2014

The INDEFINITE FAST by CHQ leaders and other activists continues for the 3rd day from 22.09.2014

GS Com K Sebastin, AGS Com Arvind Dahiya, Jt Sec(South) Com Padmanabha Rao and CWC Member from Kerala Com M P P Panicker is on idefinte fast at BSNLCO, New Delhi. CS/Kerala Com George Varghese and AGS Com A Chandrasekhar is on indefinite fast at Circle office Trivandrum. Other leaders and activists are supporting the agitation by relay hunger strike.
The indefinite fast started against the CGMT Kerala Sri M S S Rao whose actions, continues to destroy the Circle. When SNEA(I) opposed the move to destroy the Circle systematically and opposed the alleged move to bail out vendors from paying penalty of 30 Crores which was imposed by the former CGMT after the recommendations of a higher level committee, he targeted SNEA(I) by way of massive vindictive actions like dies non for about 1300 Executives , transfer of office bearers activists, harassing and transferring innocent ladies, charge sheeting office bearers etc.
When all efforts to improve the situation through negotiations failed, SNEA(I) forced to launch this indefinite fast at Circle and BSNLCO level to protect the Circle and our comrades.

22-09-2014

Indefinite fast at BSNLCO by CHQ leaders and activists starts today, 22.09.2014:
SNEA forced to launch such an agitation due to the continuing harassment and the vindictive actions of CGMT/Kerala, in the form of transfer of office bearers and activists, massive victimization in the form of dies-non, charge sheet to the office bearers at Circle level for participating in the hunger strike and writing to CMD/BSNL and Hon MOC by the General Secretary demanding inquiry into the alleged attempt by CGMT/KRL to help/bail out the vendor M/s Nortel from paying penalty and AMC charges etc continuing after the settlement reached on 01.08.2014, clearly in violation of the terms of settlement. The services are deteriorated but CGMT is not concerned about that.
Against these vindictive actions, CHQ office bearers will be starting “Indefinite Fast” at BSNLCO and Kerala comrades and CHQ office bearers at Circle office, Trivandrum from 22.09.2014. “Work according to Rule” in Kerala Circle will continue. CHQ Treasurer and three AGSs are at Trivandrum in solidarity and support to the Kerala Comrades.

20-09-2014

Indefinite fast from 22.09.2014 at BSNLCO by CHQ leaders:

BSNLCO issued instructions to Kerala Circle to implement all the commitments made to the Assn. Based on the instructions from BSNLCO and as per the commitments, CGMT/Kerala issued the transfer order to bring back 68 Executives who had posted to other SSAs two years back to meet the shortages. 

However, the vindictive actions, especially the transfer of office bearers and activists, massive victimization in the form of dies-non, charge sheet to the office bearers, transfer in the name of rationalization and ERP etc continuing after the settlement reached on 01.08.2014, clearly in violation of the terms of settlement.


Against these vindictive actions, CHQ office bearers will be starting “Indefinite Fast” at BSNLCO and Kerala Comrades at Circle office, Trivandrum from 22.09.2014. “Work according to Rule” in Kerala Circle also will continue. CHQ Treasurer and three AGSs are deputed to Kerala Circle. Remaining CHQ office bearers will be at New Delhi.

 GS letter to CMD, BSNL

10-09-2014

Indefinite fast from 10.09.2014 at BSNLCO by CHQ leaders postponed to 17.09.2014:
BSNLCO issued instructions to Kerala Circle to implement all the commitments made to the Assn. CGMT/Kerala is out of station and as per the suggestion of Kerala Circle to facilitate its implementation, Indefinite fast at BSNLCO and Kerala Circle office at Trivandrum postponed to 17.09.2014. However “Work according to Rule” in Kerala Circle will start from tomorrow.
View letter to CMD

09-09-2014

Indefinite fast from 10.09.2014 at BSNLCO by CHQ leaders postponed to 17.09.2014:

BSNLCO issued instructions to Kerala Circle to implement all the commitments made to the Assn. CGMT/Kerala is out of station and as per the suggestion of Kerala Circle to facilitate its implementation, Indefinite fast at BSNLCO and Kerala Circle office at Trivandrum postponed to 17.09.2014. However “Work according to Rule” in Kerala Circle will start from tomorrow.

09-09-2014

Indefinite fast from 10.09.2014 at BSNLCO by CHQ leaders postponed to 17.09.2014:

BSNLCO issued instructions to Kerala Circle to implement all the commitments made to the Assn. CGMT/Kerala is out of station and as per the suggestion of Kerala Circle to facilitate its implementation, Indefinite fast at BSNLCO and Kerala Circle office at Trivandrum postponed to 17.09.2014. However “Work according to Rule” in Kerala Circle will start from tomorrow.

09-09-2014

The 6th District conference of SNEA(I) Rewari SSA, Haryana Circle, was held  on 30-8-2014. An Open Session was organized with the perspective “Role and participation of Human Resource in Telecom Growth". Com. Arvind Pal Dahiya, AGS CHQ graced the occasion as a guest of honor while Sr. GMTD Rewari Shri. B L Varshney was present as Chief Guest. All the distinguished dignitaries deliberated at length on the issue to proliferate the growth of BSNL in every sphere. Com. Dahiya, AGS made a fervent appeal to all the Executives irrespective of union affiliation to rise to the occasion to join hands with SNEA(I) as this association is the only Platform which is dedicated for the cause of Executives.  C/S AIGETOA, Dist convenor JAC, Dist Secs of BSNLEU, NFTE, SEWA and AIGETOA also addressed the gathering. Among nine elected office bearers, six are BSNL recruited Executives including Dist President, Dist Sec and Dist Treasurer and one from newly promoted JTO from TTA.
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08-09-2014

CHQ leaders and activists on indefinite fast from 10.09.2014 at BSNLCO:

Comrades, even after the intervention and concrete assurances of CMD/BSNL, CGMT/Kerala going ahead with vindictive actions. Simply ignoring the assurances given by CMD/BSNL on 04.09.2014, CGMT is going ahead with vindictive transfer and postings even on 06.09.2014 which we cannot tolerate further. We are concerned about the services in one of the most potential Circle which we are proud of, but CGMT is least bothered about the services, its growth, which we are witnessing during the last one year. He systematically destroying the Circle by dismantling the systems and monitoring mechanisms prevailed in the Circle.

First time in the history of Kerala, net broadband connections shown an alarming figure of (-)12,689 with disconnection of 55,008 and net landline (-)70,476 from 01.04.2014 to 30.08.2014, fault rates are about 50,000 every day but CGMT is not concerned about the services or closures.


On this background, the CS and CHQ office bearers meeting discussed the issue in detail. It was decided to go for agitation at all India level. As a first step, CHQ office bearers and activists starting indefinite fast at BSNLCO from 10.09.2014 demanding implementation of all the commitments given by CGMT/Kerala, withdrawal of all vindictive actions like transfers, die-non during leave period for about 1300 Executives, charge sheets to CS, C/Treasurer, SSA Presidents etc “for participating in the hunger strike” etc. Other Circles to make preparations to join the agitations on a short notice.

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02-09-2014

GS and AGS Com Arvind Dahiya met GM(SR) and briefed him about the latest developments in Kerala Circle. CGMT started questioning the authority of the CMD, GS told GM(SR). The agitation programmes called off on 01.08.2014 after prolonged discussions and written commitments from the CGMT on various issues on the intervention of CMD, DIR(CFA), GM(SR) and GM(NOW-CFA), BSNLCO. However, CGMT is not implementing any of the assurances but unleashed a series of vindictive actions like transfer of office-bearers from HQ (Circle Treasurer, SSA Secretary, SSA President and other SNEA activists), non settlement of earlier vindictive actions etc.

GS and President met CMD/BSNL on 27.08.2014 before leaving to Assam and informed him about the developments. CMD assured to intervene in the matter. After the intervention of CMD, to the surprises of all, even defying the direction of CMD/BSNL, Sri M S S Rao, CGMT initiated a series of vindictive actions. On 28th A/N he personally spoken to all the SSA Heads and GMs to implement the “no work no pay” even for the sanctioned leave period, medical leave period etc in August month itself for about 1200 Executives when his written commitment was “there will be no vindictive action”. Even he sought the help of ITPC for this. He directed concerned officers to prepare the supplementary bill on the holiday, 29.08.2014. The new Circle office body formed on 28.08.2014 but on the same day almost all the new office bearers transferred out of Circle office. This all gives enough proof that he is taking sides and behaving in a partisan way to give undue advantage to some Associations during membership verification. But the “real comrades of Kerala” will prove him wrong.

Even after one month, Kerala not come to the normal situation and Executives could not function in the normal way dedicating themselves for the growth due to the attitude of the CGMT. For the last one month, SNEA(I) kept its word “not to precipitate the situation” on the assurance of CMD and others and tried to maintain the services even during these provocations. Now situation is alarming, we may be compelled to go to street again.

Services are deteriorated like anything, first time in the history of Kerala net broadband connections shown an alarming figure of (-)12,689 and a disconnection of 55,008 and net landline (-)70,476 upto 30.08.14, fault rates are about 50,000 every day, revenue declined comparing to last quarter but CGMT is not concerned about the services or closures. He can boost Kerala is making highest profit, due to the contribution of the employees, contribution of senior officers, earlier CGMs, but how long? In the name of profit made by others, present CGMT started questioning the authority of CMD, DIR(CFA) and BSNLCO? See the arrogance!

CMD is out of station, we are waiting for his return to New Delhi. Meanwhile CEC meeting of Kerala Circle is going to take decision on future course of action on 03.08.2014. Go ahead, comrades, the whole SNEA(I) is with you.

01-09-2014

Assam tour of GS and CHQ President from 28th to 30th August:

GS and CHQ President addressed the general body meeting at Guwahati on 28.08.2014, CEC meeting of Assam Circle at Jorhat on 29.08.2014 and SSA conferences of Jorhat SSA and Dibrugargh SSA on 29.08.2014 and 30.08.2014. In Jorhat almost all the young JTOs joined SNEA(I) to strengthen SNEA(I). New SSA Secs of Johat and Dibrugargh are BSNL recruited JTOs. CP/Assam Com Vivek Nath, CS/Assam Com I H Mandal and CWC member Com H P Dutta addressed in the meetings. Com A. K. Ghosh, CS/NE I Circle and Com Sushil Tripathi, SSA Secretary/Meghalaya, Shillong also attended the general body meeting at Guwahati. CS/NE I requested CHQ for settlement of Rule 8 cases from NE I.

An opens session was held on 29.08.2014 at Jorhat. Com K. Sebastin GS, Com G L Jogi President, Sri Rajiv Yadav, CGM/Assam Circle, CP/Assam Com Vivek Nath, CS/Assam Com I H Mandal and CWC member Com H P Dutta addressed the meeting. Sri Rajiv Yadav, CGM/Assam Circle addressed the CEC meeting sharing his vision for revival of Assam Circle. CS, CP and the whole CEC promised him the fullest support in this endeavour.

 

Com GS and President in their address appealed all the Executives and Non Executives to join together and work with BSNL Management as a team for the revival of BSNL. BSNL shall wipe out the 8000 Cr losses in another 3 years time, by 2017 to become eligible for 3rd PRC due from 01.01.2017. Otherwise 3rd will not hear us. SNEA(I) is always in the forefront to protect the interest of the company after BSNL formation, on CDMA roaming, ADC, copper cable unbundling, GSM tender in 2007, procurement of materials, tenders, USO subsidy in lieu of ADC, 3G roaming, BWA spectrum refund, pension contribution on actual basic instead of maximum of the pay scale, notional loan etc etc thereby protecting the interest of the employees as well.

On cadre issues, SNEA(I) is continued its struggle for settlement of issues like terms and conditions for absorption in BSNL (like pay scales, TBP policy, fitment), EPF contribution @ 12% of emoluments (basic+IDA) without ceiling instead of a fixed amount of 12% of Rs 6500(order issued on 12.08.2005 well before the formation of some Assn which claims for it), TBP policy orders in 2007, thousands of promotions in different cadres, BSNL MS RR in 2009 making the path through for DE/ DGM/ GM/ CGM promotions in the future for the cadre, especially for the young comrades, amendments in BSNL MS RR from 50% to 75% and on Civil/Elect issue, 78.2%, JTO RR, etc. Now DE Regular promotion also issued making the promotions current. All efforts are being taken to complete the JTO to SDE promotions also in the near future.

Our entire focus is to resolve issues like E2, E3 pay scales, 30% superannuation benefit, Time Bound functional promotion, pay anomalies, Civil /Electrical issues etc in the near future for which all Executives has to strengthen SNEA(I) and get ready for another struggle.

All members are very happy about the recent DE promotion ending adhocism and role of SNEA(I) in making such huge promotion order. All demanded to expedite JTO to SDE promotion also. GS explained the queries on Rule 8 cases, special rect drive for NE region, JTO reversion case etc.

SNEA(I) is the home of JTOs. From this platform only all historical struggles took place in the past for the upgradation of 1400-2700 pay scale to 1640-2900 scale in 1986, another revision from 5500-9000 to 6500-10500 in 1996, again E1A scale from 01.10.2000, status changed from Group C to Group B gazetted which made our entry as an Executive in BSNL etc. Along with the cange of pay scales, designation and status, name of the Association also changed from TESA to JETA to JTOA to TEOA to SNEA. All the members pledged to work for 2/3 majority for SNEA in Assam Circle in the membership verification on 10th Dec: 2014.

27-08-2014

Circle Conference of Jharkhand Circle:

The Circle Conference of Jharkhand Circle was held at Ranchi on 24.08.2014 in a grand manner. C/P Com B K Mishra presided over the Conference. Members from all the SSAs in addition to the delegates attended the Conference as it was the beginning for membership verification campaign in Jharkhand Circle.

An opens session was held in the afternoon attended by new JTOs and the leaders and activists of SNEA(I) from different SSAs. Com K. Sebastin GS, Com G L Jogi President, Com Ramesh Kumar, Jt Secretary(E), Sri Arun Kumar, Sr. GM (CM), Sri S. K. Agrawal, GM(A) and Com Ratish Kumar, CS/Bihar addressed the conference.

Com GS and President in their address explained the contribution of the Association during the last three decades in upgrading the pay scales in 1986, 1996 and in 2002 (BSNL), change of status of the cadre from Group C to Group B gazetted and then as an Executive in BSNL etc. In BSNL, SNEA(I) is always in the forefront to protect the interest of the company, in CDMA roaming by Reliance, ADC abolition, copper cable unbundling, disinvestment, GSM tender, 3G roaming, notional loan, pension contribution on actual basic, BWA spectrum refund etc etc.

After formation of BSNL, TEOA alone opposed the proposed absorption into BSNL without any terms and conditions like pay scales, promotion policy and fitment formula. TEOA legally and organizationally struggled and in 2002-03 through a historic struggle E1A, E2A, ---- E6 pay scales (Management offer was E1, E2, --- E6), Time Bound promotions between 4 to 6 years from JTO/JAO to SG JAG grade and point to point fitment agreed. Another major issue of directly recruited employees of BSNL, the EPF contribution on 12% of actual emoluments (basic+IDA) without ceiling, instead of a fixed amount of 12% of Rs 6500/ ceiling was settled in 2005 through three years of struggle from 2002 to 2005. BSNL agreed the same in May, 2005, Board approved it on 11.07.2005 and orders issued on 12.08.2005. On other cadre issues, SNEA(I) is continued its struggle for settlement of issues like promotions in different cadres, 78.2%, BSNL MS RR etc. More than 18,500 JTOs promoted as SDEs from 2000 to 2013. Now DE Regular promotion also issued for 2303 SDE/Adhoc DEs making the promotions current. Due to the efforts of SNEA(I), adhocism ended and regular quota increased from 50% to 75%. All efforts are being taken to complete the JTO to SDE promotions also in the near future. DGM promotions also in the pipeline.

Issues like E2, E3 pay scales for JTO/JAO, SDE/AOs and the pay parity issue of 2007 and 2008 batch JTOs, superannuation benefit to BSNL direct recruits, Time Bound functional promotion, pay anomalies, first TBP after 4 years, Civil/Electrical issues etc are the major issues to be resolved which Association is vigorously pursuing. Association decided to go for trade union actions immediately since these issues are not settled even after several assurances to this Association.

Almost all the TTAs promoted as JTOs in Jharkhand Circle recently joined SNEA(I).

In the conference it is decided to work for absolute majority for SNEA in Jharkhand Circle in the membership verification on 10th Dec: 2014.

In the conference Com Ranjan Kumar Ram/ SDE, Com Pankaj Kumar Das/ JTO, Com Sanjay Kumar/ SDE and Com Gaya Prasad/JTO are unanimously elected as Circle President, Circle Secretary, Circle Treasurer and CWC Member respectively. The new Circle secretary is a 2001 BSNL recruited JTO. Com Vikas Kumar Gupta/JTO is elected as ACS. He was the Circle President of SNATTA.

SNEA(I), CHQ wish all the success for the newly elcted office bearers.

Both GS and President appealed each and every member of SNEA(I) to work hard for the revival of BSNL as that only will resolve the issues and protect our jobs.

27-08-2014

Circle Executive Committee meeting of SNEA(I), Bihar  Circle:

GS and CHQ President started the membership verification campaign from Patna by addressing the Bihar CEC cum general body meeting of Patna Telephones at Patna on 23.08.2014. C/P Com Ranjan Kumar presided over the meeting and C/S Com Ratish Kumar submitted the report. The CEC discussed about the preparations for membership verification. All the 52 TTAs promoted as JTOs in Bihar Circle recently joined SNEA(I).

An opens session was held in the afternoon at Conference hall which was attended by newly joined JTOs and the leaders and activists of SNEA(I) from different SSAs, especially Patna SSA. Com K. Sebastin GS, Com G L Jogi President, Sri S. S. Choudhary, PGM Patna Telephones, Sri R. P. Singh, Sr. GM(HR & Admn), Sri D. N. Singh, Sr. GM(NWO-CFA)  and Sri J. K. Sah, GM(TP) addressed the CEC.

Com GS and President in their address explained the contribution of the Association during the last three decades in upgrading the pay scales, status of the cadre etc. After BSNL formation, SNEA(I) is always in the forefront to protect the interest of the company. On cadre issues, SNEA(I) is continued its struggle for settlement of issues like promotions in different cadres, 78.2%, BSNL MS RR etc. Now DE Regular promotion also issued making the promotions current. All efforts are being taken to complete the JTO to SDE promotions also in the near future. Issues like E2, E3 pay scales, superannuation benefit, Time Bound functional promotion, pay anomalies, Civil /Electrical issues etc are to be addressed in the near future.

All the members pledged to work for absolute majority for SNEA in the membership verification on 10th Dec: 2014.

Both GS and President reminded the comrades that, time has come to do something extra for the company as BSNL has given us everything for us and that will resolve our issues also.

26-08-2014

05-08-2014

Circle Executive Committee meeting of SNEA (I), Punjab Circle: The CEC meeting of Punjab Circle was held at Jalandhar on 30.07.2014. C/P Com Gurpreet Singh presided over the meeting and C/S Amarjit Singh addressed the CEC. All the SSA Secretaries presented the report in the CEC meeting. CS informed the house that almost 97% of the newly promoted JTOs joined SNEA(I). An opens session was held in the afternoon which was attended by the newly joined JTOs, CS/SNATTA, the leaders and activists of SNEA(I) from different SSAs and SEWA BSNL activists also. Com K. Sebastin GS, Com G L Jogi President and Com Arvind Dahiya AGS addressed the CEC.

Com GS, President and AGS in their address explained the history of this Association and the JTO cadre. Along with the change of designation, pay scales and status of JTO cadre, ie from ESP to JE and then to JTO, the name of the Association also changed from TESA to JETA(I), JETA(I) to JTOA(I), JTOA(I) to TEOA(I) and finally to SNEA(I). The pay scales also got changed from Rs 1400/- to Rs 1640/ in 1986, then to Rs 2000/ equivalent in 1996 and finally to E1A from 01.10.2000. The status also changed from Group C to Group B Gazetted in 1996 and then absorbed/recruited as an Executive in BSNL. JTO and SDE cadre got one time bound promotion each in 1990s, first time in the history of any central Govt department. All these achived due to continuous struggle of our senior comrades in the banner of JETA(I) / JTOA(I) / TEOA(I).

After formation of BSNL, TEOA was the only Association opposed the proposed absorption into BSNL without any terms and conditions like pay scales, promotion policy and fitment formula. All other Assns are ready to get absorbed in BSNL on an adhoc payment of Rs 2000/ offered by BSNL Management. TEOA legally and organizationally fought against this and come out successful. In 2002-03 through another historic struggle by SNEA(I) alone, Management agreed for E1A, E2A, ---- E6 pay scales (our demand was E2, E3, -- - and Management side offer was E1, E2, ---), Time Bound promotions between 4 to 6 years from JTO/JAO to SG JAG grade and point to point fitment. The EPF contribution @ 12% Basic plus IDA without ceiling instead of a fixed amount of 12% of Rs 6500/ with ceiling (paid upto 2005) for the BSNL recruited employees was another milestone. BSNL taken this decision in May 2005, Board approved it on 11.07.2005 and orders issued on 12.08.2005. On 18.1.2007 TBP policy announced which ensured 5 TBP in a span of maximum 26 years of service, another career breakthrough as a result of our struggle in 2002-03. Till that time hardly one or two TBP was available in DoT/BSNL from JTO to Lateral JTO and from SDE to Sr SDE after 12 years of service in each cadre. SNEA(I) fought the court case against LDCE which resulted in the promotion of about 900 JTOs of 2001 batch in the LDCE in 2008. After that SNEA(I) struggled for revamping the LDCE and OMR system introduced, descriptive type question pattern changed to objective type multiple choice questions, giving no chance for subjectivity. BSNLMS RR 2009 come into force on 14.07.2009 abolishing the bottle neck of JTS, ensuring promotions directly from SDE to DE/AGM and further upto GM/CGM in the coming days. A direct rect JTO was retiring with just one promotion as SDE till 2009, but BSNLMS RR ensured that the Executives are getting promotion upto DGM today and the younger generation will definitely reach upto GM/CGM. Further progress made in the BSNLMS RR in 2013-14 by increasing the regular quota from 50% to 75%, the real beneficiaries will be the younger generation.  After long legal hurdle, last LDCE also conducted for the vacancies upto 2009-10. In all the promotions and postings, SNEA(I) was committed to protect the interest of SC/ST comrades as per provisions of constitution and Govt orders and even ensured that 15% and 7.5% quota is maintained for postings also. Now we are focusing on the promotion from JTO to SDE, year to year LDCE, SDE/Adhoc DE to DE Regular and DE to DGM promotions. JTO to SDE promotion in Civil/Electrical in both seniority and LDCE quota became current. The amendment of BSNLMS RR for Civil/Electrical wings for EE promotion, notional pay for JTO(C/E) etc w.e.f 01.10.2000 at par with JAO cadre, first TBP uniformly after 4 years, notional date of promotion for the LDCE candidates in line with court order etc are pursued by the Assn.

Our priority issues and important cadre issues are a) the standard pay scale of E2, E3 etc for JTO/JAO, SDE/AO etc b) 30% superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited employees, c) Time Bound functional promotion or CPSU cadre hierarchy etc. SNEA(I) is committed to struggle for the settlement of these issues which will change the career prospects of entire BSNL Executives.

Role of SNEA(I) was unique one in settling several issues like GSM tender in 2007, ITS issue, 78.2% IDA fitment, BWA spectrum refund, procurement of materials, 3G roaming issue, revival of BSNL etc etc. We are committed to the revival of BSNL.

Both leaders appealed to all the Executives to work for the membership verification, for the Unity of the Executives, for a SINGLE STRONG REPRESENTATIVE ASSOCIATION IN BSNL as in other CPSUs. This will be for the speedy settlement of cadre issues, for the revival of BSNL and to secure the job security of our young comrades.

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02-08-2014

CEC meeting of Bihar Circle and general body meeting at Patna on 23.08.2014.

Jharkhand Circle conference at Ranchi on 24.08.2014.

CEC meeting of Assam Circle at Jorhat on 29.08.2014 and General body meeting at Guwahati on 28.08.2014.

CEC meeting of AP Circle at Nellore on 11th and 12th Sept and General Body meetings at Ongole, Guntur, Vijayawada, Elore, Rajamundry and Vizhakapatanam from 12th to 15th Sept, 2014.

02-08-2014

CEC meeting of Bihar Circle and general body meeting at Patna on 23.08.2014.

Jharkhand Circle conference at Ranchi on 24.08.2014.

CEC meeting of Assam Circle at Jorhat on 29.08.2014 and General body meeting at Guwahati on 28.08.2014.

CEC meeting of AP Circle at Nellore on 11th and 12th Sept and General Body meetings at Ongole, Guntur, Vijayawada, Elore, Rajamundry and Vizhakapatanam from 12th to 15th Sept, 2014.

02-08-2014

GS writes to Hon MOC on yet another glaring and calibrated move of CGM / Kerala to review penalty levied against M/s Nortel during 2012 - 2013 for its abject failure to provide AMC for phase 1V and phase 1V.5 GSM expansion. Kind and expeditious intervention solicited to restore normalcy and safeguard exemplary working environment of Kerala......View Copy of the Letter.

01-08-2014

GS writes to Hon MOC on yet another glaring and calibrated move of CGM / Kerala to review penalty levied against M/s Nortel during 2012 - 2013 for its abject failure to provide AMC for phase 1V and phase 1V.5 GSM expansion. Kind and expeditious intervention solicited to restore normalcy and safeguard exemplary working environment of Kerala......View Copy of the Letter.

02-08-2014

GS writes to Hon MOC on yet another glaring and calibrated move of CGM/Kerala to review penalty levied against M/s Nortel during 2012/13 for its abject failure to provide AMC for phase 1V and phase 1V.5 GSM expansion. Kind and expeditious intervention solicited to restore normalcy and safeguard exemplary working environment of Kerala.

02-08-2014

GS writes to Hon MOC on yet another glaring and calibrated move of CGM/Kerala to review penalty levied against M/s Nortel during 2012/13 for its abject failure to provide AMC for phase 1V and phase 1V.5 GSM expansion. Kind and expeditious intervention solicited to restore normalcy and safeguard exemplary working environment of Kerala

01-08-2014

Message from Circle Secretary, Kerala Circle:

Dear comrades,

On behalf of all comrades of SNEA(I) Kerala, I extend our sincere gratitude to all CHQ office bearers especially our President Com. G.L Jogi, GS Com. K. Sebastin, Com. Rajan CHQ Treasurer and most importantly our Jt. Sec. South Com. Padmanabha Rao for your active guidance, support and motivating and vibrant speeches. We can not forget the support from different Circles. We thank all CSs, CWC members and all members of SNEA (I) through out the country for your tremendous support. We thank all dignitaries especially Hon. MOC,  Com. T. N Seema Hon M.P, Com M.P Achuthan Hon M.P, Com. V.S Achuthanandan Opp. Leader Krl, Com. P.Rajeev, Hon M.P and other leaders for their guidance and support. We thank all Associations and Unions of BSNL especially BSNLEU and all national Trade unions and state/central/PSU service Associations/Unions for your support. Finally we thank CMD, Directors and all other officers of Corporate office and CGMT Kerala and entire Circle Management for settling the issues favourably.

Comradely yours,

George Varghese, CS, SNEA(I), Kerala

01-08-2014

Hats off Comrades of Kerala, we salute you

Congratulations to one and all, comrades of SNEA(I) throughout the country

After final round of discussion with the Kerala Circle Management in the evening, the hunger strike and work according to rule continuing in Kerala Circle for the last 37 days since 25.06.2014 withdrawn as almost all the contentious issues are resolved. Some policy matters are referred to BSNLCO for further decisions. Management assured to consider all the disciplinary matters sympathetically and no vindictive action will be taken against the Executives. CMD BSNL also assured us that there will not be any vindictive actions.

Today morning GS, CHQ President and CS/BSNLCO met DIR(CFA) and held final round of discussions on some of the remaining issues. DIR(CFA) assured us that he will take care of those issues and find a solution today itself.

We are extremely grateful to Sri A. N. Rai, CMD/BSNL, Sri N. K. Gupta, DIR(CFA), Sri Neeraj Verma, GM(SR) and S.K. Mittal, Sr GM (NOW-CFA) for their timely intervention for resolving the issues. 

We are extremely grateful to Dr T. N. Seema, Com P. Achuthan, Com P. Rajeev, Hon MPs who intervened and supported us at every point of time.

We are extremely grateful to Com V. S Achuthanandan, Opposition leader and Ex Chief Minister, Com Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, Ex Home Minister, MLAs, Ex MP/MLAs and the print and electronic media which stood with us in this crucial struggle to keep the prestige of the Circle.

We are extremely grateful to BSNLEU, NFTE, FNTO and other trade unions and especially BSNLEU for their extraordinary support and solidarity in strongly opposing indiscrimate and massive vindictive actions initiated by the management thus adhering the ethics of Trade Union. We are also thankful to BSNLEU to the extent of supporting us in joining our struggle.  

We are extremely grateful to other State and Central trade unions which supported the agitation.

We are extremely grateful to all the CSs, CHQ / Circle /SSA office-bearers and activists who supported the struggle of Kerala Circle from day one.

The hunger strike by CHQ office-bearers, CSs at Delhi and other activists at BSNLCO continued today.

We all salute legitimate struggle of our valiant heroes of SNEA(I) Kerala, Com George Varghese, CS/KRL, all SSA/Branch Secs, CWC/CEC members, Circle/SSA office bearers and activists to protect the excellent work culture and monitoring 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..

SNEA(I) is extremely grateful to all the employees and Executives of other Associations in Kerala Circle who actively supported this struggle.


01-08-2014

Hats off Comrades of Kerala, we salute you

Congratulations to one and all, comrades of SNEA(I) throughout the country

After final round of discussion with the Kerala Circle Management in the evening, the hunger strike and work according to rule continuing in Kerala Circle for the last 37 days since 25.06.2014 withdrawn as almost all the contentious issues are resolved. Some policy matters are referred to BSNLCO for further decisions. Management assured to consider all the disciplinary matters sympathetically and no vindictive action will be taken against the Executives. CMD BSNL also assured us that there will not be any vindictive actions.

Today morning GS, CHQ President and CS/BSNLCO met DIR(CFA) and held final round of discussions on some of the remaining issues. DIR(CFA) assured us that he will take care of those issues and find a solution today itself.

We are extremely grateful to Sri A. N. Rai, CMD/BSNL, Sri N. K. Gupta, DIR(CFA), Sri Neeraj Verma, GM(SR) and S.K. Mittal, Sr GM (NOW-CFA) for their timely intervention for resolving the issues.  

We are extremely grateful to Dr T. N. Seema, Com P. Achuthan, Com P. Rajeev, Hon MPs who intervened and supported us at every point of time.

We are extremely grateful to Com V. S Achuthanandan, Opposition leader and Ex Chief Minister, Com Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, Ex Home Minister, MLAs, Ex MP/MLAs and the print and electronic media which stood with us in this crucial struggle to keep the prestige of the Circle.

We are extremely grateful to BSNLEU, NFTE, FNTO, AIGETOA and other trade unions and especially BSNLEU for their extraordinary support and solidarity in strongly opposing indiscrimate and massive vindictive actions initiated by the management thus adhering the ethics of Trade Union. We are also thankful to BSNLEU to the extent of supporting us in joining our struggle.  

We are extremely grateful to other State and Central trade unions which supported the agitation.

We are extremely grateful to all the CSs, CHQ / Circle /SSA office-bearers and activists who supported the struggle of Kerala Circle from day one.

The hunger strike by CHQ office-bearers, CSs at Delhi and other activists at BSNLCO continued today.

We all salute legitimate struggle of our valiant heroes of SNEA(I) Kerala, Com George Varghese, CS/KRL, all SSA/Branch Secs, CWC/CEC members, Circle/SSA office bearers and activists to protect the excellent work culture and monitoring 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.

SNEA(I) is extremely grateful to all the employees and Executives of other Associations in Kerala who actively supported this struggle.

01-08-2014

Hats off Comrades of Kerala, we salute you

Congratulations to one and all, comrades of SNEA(I) throughout the country

After final round of discussion with the Kerala Circle Management, the hunger strike and work according to rule continuing in Kerala Circle for the last 37 days since 25.06.2014 withdrawn as almost all the contentious issues are resolved. Some policy matters are referred to BSNLCO for further decisions. Management assured to consider all the disciplinary matters sympathetically and no vindictive action will be taken against the Executives. CMD BSNL also assured us that there will not be any vindictive actions.

Today morning GS, CHQ President and CS/BSNLCO met DIR(CFA) and held final round of discussions on some of the remaining issues. DIR(CFA) assured us that he will take care of those issues and find a solution today itself.

We are extremely grateful to Sri A. N. Rai, CMD/BSNL, Sri N. K. Gupta, DIR(CFA), Sri Neeraj Verma, GM(SR) and S.K. Mittal, Sr GM (NOW-CFA) for their timely intervention for resolving the issues.  

We are extremely grateful to Dr T. N. Seema, Com P. Achuthan, Com P. Rajeev, Hon MPs who intervened and supported us at every point of time.

We are extremely grateful to Com V. S Achuthanandan, Opposition leader and Ex Chief Minister, Com Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, Ex Home Minister, MLAs, Ex MP/MLAs and the print and electronic media which stood with us in this crucial struggle to keep the prestige of the Circle.

We are extremely grateful to BSNLEU, NFTE, FNTO, AIGETOA and other trade unions and especially BSNLEU for their extraordinary support and solidarity in strongly opposing indiscrimate and massive vindictive actions initiated by the management thus adhering the ethics of Trade Union. We are also thankful to BSNLEU to the extent of supporting us in joining our struggle.  

We are extremely grateful to other State and Central trade unions which supported the agitation.

We are extremely grateful to all the CSs, CHQ / Circle /SSA office-bearers and activists who supported the struggle of Kerala Circle from day one.

The hunger strike by CHQ office-bearers, CSs at Delhi and other activists at BSNLCO continued today.

We all salute legitimate struggle of our valiant heroes of SNEA(I) Kerala, Com George Varghese, CS/KRL, all SSA/Branch Secs, CWC/CEC members, Circle/SSA office bearers and activists to protect the excellent work culture and monitoring 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.

SNEA(I) is extremely grateful to all the employees and Executives of other Associations in Kerala who actively supported this struggle.

31-07-2014

HUNGER STRIKE on 31st July, 2014 at Circle HQs and 31st July, 01st August at BSNL CO

In solidarity and support of SNEA(I), Kerala Comrades who are on HUNGER STRIKE since 25.06.2014 for 36 days:

30-07-2014

BSNLEU,  Kerala Circle demanding withdrawal of all Vindictive measures against Comrades of SNEA(I)  / Kerala circle.... Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, Kerala Circle writes to Sri. MSS Rao, Looking after CGMT, Kerala Circle.

29-07-2014

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



29-07-2014

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

Two days huger fast commencing from 1000 Hrs on 31st July by CHQ office bearers and others at BSNL CO in solidarity and support of our Kerala Comrades who are on hunger strike since 25.06.2014 to protect Kerala Circle from disaster and to protest against continuing indiscriminate victimization of members of SNEA(I)/Kerala by CGM instead of resolving the issues.

Our Kerala comrades are struggling for the last two months to protect the good work culture/ the good monitoring mechanisms put in place, against the harassment and humiliation by the CGMT, to fight against the alleged corrupt activities of CGMT, to continue the growth oriented activities, demanding manpower, material and money to maintain the network, against rationalization of posts without following the staffing norms and posts sanctioned by BSNLCO, reducing Executives from high revenue earning areas like Transmission mtce/NIB/ Marketing /Sales /BB /NOC etc, against the move not to go for 2G expansion further, “rotational transfer” instead of “need based transfers” even from unpopular and shortage areas etc.

Instead of resolving the issues and focusing on the growth of the Circle as previous CGMTs done, Sri MSS Rao who is looking after the charge of CGM is unleashed series of vindictive actions and victimization by issuing dies-non to more than 1300 Executives in the Circle, charge sheets under Rule 36 for participating in the hunger strike, transfer of office bearers, show cause notices, etc etc. His ulterior motive to indulge in corrupt practices was exposed by the Circle Association which is the root cause for these actions. He didnot even spared  the  GMs/ DGMs. He stooped to such a level to offer lolly pop to some other section of Executives for garnering their support which we never heard in the history of trade union movement, against trade union ethics.

29-07-2014