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20-02-2018


Meeting with Smt Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary DoT on 20.02.2018:

GSs of SNEA, BSNLEU and AIBSNLEA met Secretary DoT and held discussions on the 3rd PRC with 15% fitment. BSNL Board after taking all the aspects into consideration recommended 3rd PRC with 15% fitment, freezing the revision of all allowances. The BSNL proposal is pending in DoT for the last three months but no steps are taken for its implementation. The employees are very much agitated over this. We requested that DoT should take necessary steps to get the affordability clause exempted for BSNL. Financial condition of BSNL is nothing to do with the employees as the entire telecom sector is facing problem. The employees are working with full commitment for the revival of BSNL and to implement the Govt projects. Pay revision is a must to keep the employees motivated.

GS/BSNLEU specifically pleaded that 3rd PRC is for the Executives but the pay revision for the Non-executives are based on negotiated settlement. Surprisingly the negotiation itself is not started as DoT didnot given clearance for that. As per the DPE guidelines, for the wage negotiation, there is no affordability clause.

Regarding pension revision for the Govt pensioners retired from BSNL, we apprised Secretary that DoT Pension Cell is linking the pension revision with the pay revision of BSNL serving employees which is not at all correct as BSNL pensioners are not related with the profitability or paying capacity of BSNL. Their pension is paid by the Govt from the consolidated fund of India as per CCS pension Rules, 1972, not by BSNL. Last time also DoT moved a Cabinet note to get the pension revised for the BSNL pensioners with 30% fitment. Present situation also, DoT has to get the Cabinet approval for pension revision with 15% fitment as 15% is already approved by Union Cabinet as fitment formula for 3rd PRC. Their pension contribution has already been paid to DoT. DoT(Estt) always takes the stand that  pension revision is to be done for BSNL pensioners after the pay revision of BSNL serving employees, otherwise anomalies will be created. This is not the justification to deny the pension revision to the Pensioners, we categorically told the Secretary and sought her kind intervention for resolving the issue.

Secretary given a patient hearing and assured an early action in this regard and mentioned that Hon MOSC also telling in all the meetings that we will consider the case.

Since there is no concrete assurance from the Secretary other that the normal gestures, the March to Sanchar Bhavan on 23.02.2018 will to continue with more intensity.

20-02-2018


View Corporate Office Orders:
DE tenure transfer order.
SDE Inter Circle Transfer Order.

20-02-2018


GS and Jt Sec met GM(Estt) and DGM)Estt) and held discussions again on implementation of Hon Kerala High Court order on Pay fixation for Officiating JTOs under FR22(1)(a)(1) without challenging it in the Supreme Court. All the offtg JTOs are become regular JTOs and majority of the offtg JTOs are retired by this time. The matter is discussed with DIR(HR) and CGM legal also, we informed them. GM(Estt) informed that as per the advice of Legal cell, directions are given to Kerala Circle to file the SLP in the Hon SC. However the matter will be reexamined.

 

GS writes to DIR(HR): Implementation of Hon Kerala High Court order on Pay fixation for Officiating JTOs under FR22(1)(a)(1) without the restriction of FR35. There is no justification in challenging it again in the Hon SC

GS letter to DIR(HR)

19-02-2018


SANCHAR BHAVAN MARCH ON 23.02.18

All the members from BSNLCO and Delhi Circle and the comrades from other Circles to assemble at BSNLCO by 11.00 am

18-02-2018


GS writes to Shri Ajay Narayan Jha, Secretary, Dept of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance:

Revision of the intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A for the JTO, SDE and equivalent Executives in BSNL w.e.f 0101.2007, a CPSE under Dept of Telecommunications, based on 2nd PRC recommendations and DPE guidelines in this regard. DPE guideline stipulates replacement of intermediary pay scale like E1A and E2A with standard pay scales notified by DPE. Based on this, BSNL Board recommended next higher standard pay scales of E2 and E3 replacing E1A and E2A. DoT issued Presidential order on 28.03.2017, lowering the pay scales from E1A to E1 and E2A to E2, contrary to the recommendations of BSNL Board. Reference from DoT seeking views /comments from DoE in this regard:

GS letter to Secretary, DoE, Ministry of Finance

18-02-2018


Condolence Message

With profound grief and sorrow, We convey our sincere heartfelt Condolences to our beloved AGS Com. P.K.Shukla and entire family on the bereavement of his beloved mother who left for heavenly abode yesterday.

On behalf of CHQ and the entire rank and file of our association we pray to the almighty to give sufficient strength to Com. P.K.Shukla and his entire family members to meet and overcome the hour of crisis.

17-02-2018


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16-02-2018


GS writes to Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon MoSC:

Step motherly treatment to BSNL by the DoT establishment, the owner of the company, by forcing BSNL to pay the Pension Contribution for the absorbed employees on the maximum of the pay scale instead of actual basic pay, contrary to the DOP&T OM dated 19.11.2009 and the provisions of FR 116 & 117. 7th CPC and 3rd PRC recommended that -- in any kind of calculation which attempts to work with the maximum pay of a particular pay scale, it would be inappropriate, even incorrect, to pick the last figure------.  During last 11 years, BSNL paid more than 2,000 Crores in excess as Pension Contribution. On BSNLs plea, Dept of Expenditure(DoE) and DoPT already taken a positive stand on the issue. Your kind intervention solicited for directing DoT(Finance) to support the BSNL plea.

GS letter to Hon MoSC

16-02-2018


BSNL Shows Positive Growth in December 2017 Subscriber Numbers, Added Over 4 Lakh New Subscribers and Retained 100 Mn Base.... View Media Report.

15-02-2018


SANCHAR BHAVAN MARCH ON 23.02.18

All Circles are requested to bring maximum members for the March. HR, UP(West), PB, RAJ Circles to ensure that minimum 50% of the membership participates in the march. Inform CHQ for making necessary arrangements. All the members from BSNLCO and Delhi Circle and the comrades from other Circles to assemble at BSNLCO by 11.30 am

15-02-2018


Meeting with Shri Keshav Rao, GM(Pers) on 15.02.18: GS and President met GM(P) and held discussions on the following issues:

a) Board approval for CPSU Hierarchy proposal: GM(P) informed that the queries from the Board members are yet to be received. BSNLCO is trying to contact the concerned Board members to get the queries so that it can be replied immediately and thereafter for the approval, the proposal can be moved through rotation.

b) Speedy implementation of Hon SC judgments on 206 seniority and consequential benefits to all the seniors: The proposal is already moved from Pers section few weeks back. Now the proposal is gone to the legal section for legal opinion. Based on the legal opinion, the proposal will be processed for early implementation. We requested for early implementation as DGM(Regular) promotion etc can be considered only after the finalization of the seniority list in DE cadre (after the revision of SDE seniority and subsequent changes in promotion to DE cadre).

c) Filing MA in Hon Chandigarh Court on DE to DGM(Adhoc) promotion: DGM(Adhoc) promotion is stayed by Hon CAT Chandigarh on reservation issue and catchup rule. The MA seeking permission for issuing promotion for the missing cases etc will be filed shortly. The draft MA is approved, GM(P) informed.

d) Approval of minutes of the review DPC for the 33 missing cases: After discussion, GM(P) assured early action.

e) Speedy implementation of Hon SC judgments on revision of seniority for the SDE(C) and consequential benefits to all the seniors: We explained the urgency in implementing the SC order and conducting the review DPC for EE promotion. There after they will be eligible for SE promotions also. Since the number is less, we requested to expedite the matter. GM(P) agreed to speed up the matter and explained that since all these matters involve legal issues, checking at various level involves, causing delay.

f) Promotion to SDE(T) based on the Hon SC order revising their JTO rect year. Since the review DPC is already over for the promotion to earlier vacancy year, it is requested to expedite the promotion order for the 06 cases where the SC given earlier rect years in JTO cadre. All of them are already working as SDEs.

15-02-2018


View Corporate Office Orders:
SDE tenure transfer - Retention reg.
Grant of Transport Allowance to Orthopaedically handicapped CG employees - Applicability to BSNL reg.

15-02-2018


BSNL Mini Plans of Rs 7 Offering 1GB Data and Rs 16 Plan With 2GB Data With One Day Validity Announced..... View Media Report.

15-02-2018


GS writes to Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD, BSNL:

Acute shortage of OLTs and ONTs in the field units to provide FTTH connections. Proactive steps needed to procure equipments on war footing or empanelment of vendors to provide FTTH connections before the competitor, R-Jio enter the market. Our BB connections will be under serious threat once R-Jio starts providing FTTH connections, so more focus should be given to FTTH instead of ADSL BB connections

GS letter to CMD

14-02-2018


View Media Reports:

12-02-2018


View Glimpse of Photos of CEC Meeting of SNEA / Uttarakhand Circle held  at Raniket (Almora) on 09-02-2018.

12-02-2018


View Glimpse of  Photos of Tri Annual General body Meeting / NGC of NCOA on 20-01-2018 at MTNL Auditorium, CGO, New Delhi.

12-02-2018


View Media Reports:

09-02-2018


For preparing the revival plan of BSNL, IIM, Ahmadabad expressed interest. A decision in this regard from DoT is expected by next week.

It is understood that after examination of the proposal of merger of MTNL with BSNL, DoT concluded that merger is not possible at this point of time due to the huge liability of MTNL and various HR issues. Merger with huge liability will make BSNL sick, according to DoT. An intimation in this regard is send to MTNL. All Unions and Assns in BSNL taken a strong stand opposing the merger without addressing the issues.

09-02-2018



BSNL Board meeting today discussed the Uniform Time Bound Functional promotion policy up to AGM equivalent grade. It is understood that the discussion was positive regarding the proposal. Few queries were raised by a member from DoT which will be given in writing. It has to be replied by the management. It need not wait for the next Board meeting for approval, it will be done through circulation of file. 
We thank CMD, DIR HR, all BSNL Board of directors, GM and Jt GM Pers for strongly presenting the proposal in a positive manner. We met CMD, DIR HR, GM and Jt GM Pers in this regard.