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18-09-2021


Madhya Pradesh - Circle Conference
Madhya Pradesh Circle Conference is being held at Khajuraho Today and Tomorrow. CHQ wishes all the Success for the Conference.

15-09-2021


FORUM OF BSNL EXECUTIVES ASSOCIATIONS (SNEA, AIGETOA, AIBSNLEA) writes to Shri. P. K. Purwar, CMD/BSNL jointly demanding Promotion of all the eligible Executives on Time Bound basis before Restructuring and post reduction. Define road map for promotion to higher posts. No Looking After/Adhoc Promotions, only regular promotions. The promotions should be extended to all w.e.f. 01.07.2018 onwards as and when the Executives fulfill their eligibility criteria. We will be compelled to oppose any Restructuring and post reduction before Promotions.

SNEA, AIGETOA and AIBSNLEA jointly decided to launch the struggle 

Forum of BSNL Executives association letter to CMD

15-09-2021


15-09-2021


National Governing Council - 2021
The National Governing Council (NGC) meeting and Conference of National Confederation of Officers Association (NCOA) held at New Delhi on 12.09.2021. 

In the Conference, Com Alok K Roy (IOC), Com Sebastin. K (BSNL), Com V. K. Tomar (MTNL) and Com H. M. Mallesh (BEML) are elected unanimously as President, Working President, Secretary General and Treasurer respectively for the term 2021-2023.

15-09-2021


Meeting with Shri Arvind Vadnerkar, Director (HR) on 10.09.2021

CHQ leaders of AIGETOA, SNEA, SEWA (BSNL) and AIBSNLEA met Shri. Arvind Vadnerkar, Director(HR) on 10.09.2021 and held detailed discussions on promotion to BSNL Executives. It is informed that Restructuring is in very advanced stage and it will be presented to MC in a couple of days.

1. We demanded that all eligible Executives as on date should be promoted before restructuring and only viable option is Time Bound Promotion for all eligible Executives before the Restructuring. BSNL Board has approved Time Bound Promotion Policy in May 2018 itself and promotions should be ensured in a time bound manner for all eligible Executives, we demanded. The concern on Reservation can be addressed by incorporating a provision for following the Govt/DoPT guidelines on Reservation and protecting the constitutional rights. The promotions should be extended w.e.f. 01.07.2018 onwards as and when the Executives fulfill their eligibility criteria.

We also told that other issues which have been raised by various sections from time to time may be addressed in the policy by involving all the stake holders and drawing a consensus. It will be pertinent to mention that Management Committee of the Board is empowered to decide on such changes in the policy.

2. We also requested that before Restructuring, all the Adhoc DGM(T/F) Executives should be made regular DGM(T/F) as sufficient vacancies are available and thereafter all posts should be filled on regular basis. Further, a merit based fast track promotion should also be introduced for DGM equivalent and above grade for promotion to higher positions from among meritorious BSNL Executives to lead BSNL by creating adequate number of such posts. Current MTRR and DGM RRs should be scrapped altogether and replaced with internal fast track mechanism. 

 

Earlier CHQ leaders of AIGETOA, SNEA, SEWA (BSNL) and AIBSNLEA met and deliberated the Restructuring process and its deadly consequences on career progression of the Executives. Even small increase in the number of posts is not going to address the issue. There is a huge disconnect in numbers proposed by management and actual requirement of the posts to ensure smooth promotion for all eligible Executives in all the Grades across all the wings. It is also deliberated that the existing vacancies especially in AGM/CAO equivalent grades are also not getting filled owing to complexities associated with respect to SLP at Hon Supreme Court, relating to Reservation and the management is also not trying for any solution taking excuse of the situation.

After detailed discussion, it is decided to work jointly for the career progression of all the Executives either by making Time Bound Promotions without linking it with availability of vacancies or by getting so many numbers of posts which ensures smooth promotion for all eligible Executives in all the Grades across all the wings in a time bound manner without stagnating any Executive in any cadre or stream.

Associations agreed to pursue for implementation of the Board approved Time Bound Promotion Policy of May 2018 with incorporation of provisions for following Govt/ DoPT guidelines on Reservation protecting the constitutional rights. The promotions should be extended w.e.f. 01.07.2018 onwards as and when the Executives fulfill their eligibility criteria.

Associations will also demand that all the Adhoc DGM(T/F) Executives should be made regular DGM(T/F) as sufficient vacancies are available and thereafter all posts should be filled on regular basis. Issues raised by AIGETOA and AIBSNLEA on the policy will be pursued to be implemented. It was discussed that changes required to consider those issues can easily be addressed by Management Committee of the Board.

Associations agreed for incorporation of a merit based fast track promotion should also be introduced for DGM equivalent and above grade for promotion to higher positions from among meritorious BSNL Executives to lead BSNL by creating adequate number of such posts. Associations will also demand for scrapping of Current MTRR and DR DGM RRs and replaced with internal fast track mechanism. 

Other than promotional aspects, all issues pertaining to Pay, Promotion and Pension shall also be jointly pursued by all. 

15-09-2021


Meeting with Shri P K Purwar, CMD BSNL on 09.09.2021:

CHQ leaders of AIGETOA and SNEA met CMD BSNL Shri P.K. Purwar and communicated that if BSNL management is going ahead with Restructuring and post reduction without working out the promotional avenues for its Executives and finalizing the future road map to fill up the top management positions in the company with meritorious candidates, then it is going to meet stiff resistance and opposition from all the Executives. Normally, norms are framed after conducting extensive work study in the field units, but no work study took place and restructuring process has been converted into a pen paper exercise aimed only for reduction in posts. The inputs given by Associations highlighting the shortcomings of the restructuring proposal has been completely ignored and management moving ahead with drastic reduction in posts which is not at all acceptable.

We said that management cannot simply ignore the fact that BSNL Board has approved a proposal in May 2018 where they want JTO/JAO Equivalent level Executives to reach to post of AGM in a time of 15 years of service. Such type of demeaning of Executives where management wants JTO/JAO/SDE/AO Equivalent grade officers to stagnate for as long as 12 years for their first promotion and 25 years for its second promotion will lead to a disastrous situation in BSNL, where every Executive will be in a state of unrest and will give rise to a serious conflict. We categorically demanded CMD/BSNL to put on hold current restructuring proposal and requested him to deliberate a proposal which leads to a complete transformation of organization in all respects including the work culture, motivation, promotional avenues, and recognition of Merit.

BSNL Board has approved Time Bound Promotion Policy in May 2018 itself and promotions should be ensured in a time bound manner for all eligible Executives, we demanded. CMD BSNL said that he remains open to further discussion and told us to discuss with Director HR, BSNL Board.

Later, both Association leaders met Shri. Vivek Banzal, Director(CFA) and Shri. S. K. Mishra, Director(CM) also and demanded Time Bound Promotion for all eligible Executives, before the Restructuring .

14-09-2021


Circle Conference of Bihar - 13.Sep.2021

14-09-2021


13-09-2021


The Bihar Circle Conference will be held at Patna today.  Hon Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Shri Tarkishore Prasad will be the Chief Guest in the Open Session

12-09-2021


New Delhi CEC - 10.Sep.2021
The CEC Meeting of SNEA Delhi Circle was held successfully on 10th September 2021. General Secretary and CHQ president addressed the meeting and briefed the activities at CHQ level.

11-09-2021


NEC of NCOA
The National Executive Committee meeting of National Confederation of Officers Association (NCOA) held today at New Delhi. The National Governing Council meeting will be held tomorrow at New Delhi.

11-09-2021


The Circle Conference of West Bengal Circle will be held today, 11.09.2021

08-09-2021


Dear Comrades,

Yesterday CHQ leaders of both SNEA and AIGETOA discussed the ongoing Restructuring processes which entail drastic reduction of posts. It will block the entire career progression of all the Executives, both the Associations acknowledged.

It has concluded that Promotion in a Time Bound manner is the only solution for this and there is an urgent need for Fierce United Struggle to address the promotional issues of Executives.

Finally both sides decided to demand promotion for all eligible Executives, Time Bound Promotion before any Restructuring and meet the CMD in this regard on Thursday itself and place the demand. Further discussion will continue for a common minimum program and other Associations will also be approached. (GS/AIBSNLEA was out of station)

06-09-2021


Corporate Office Orders



06-09-2021


BSNL management is going ahead with Restructuring and drastic post reduction without much change. At the same time, there is no movement for giving promotions on Time Bound basis.

All Branches, SSAs and Circles to conduct the meetings in a fortningt and explain the deadly consequences of Restructuring on the career progression of the Executives. All the Executives are to be invited and explained. Circle Office bearers may tour different SSAs extensively.

Today CHQ OBs meeting will finalise the course of action.

06-09-2021


GS writes to Shri. P. K. Purwar, CMD/BSNL regarding the CWC decision oppossing Looking After/Adhoc Promotions instead of Regular promotions:     

Continuing Looking After/Adhoc promotions in BSNL as a routine affair for years together against regular vacancies is illegal – By this, management strategically stopping regular promotions for BSNL Executives to AGM and above Grades – Central Working Committee meeting of SNEA held on 02.09.2021 urges BSNL Management to stop LA/Adhoc promotions and promote the Executives on Regular basis, in time:

GS letter to CMD

03-09-2021


ALL UNIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS OF BSNL (AUAB) serve notice for holding 3 days Dharna at  New Delhi  on 21st, 22nd & 23rd September, 2021:

Charter of demands

(1) Immediate launching of BSNLs 4G service, by way of upgradation of the BTSs and also steps for moving towards the launching of 5G service.

(2) Immediate settlement of the dues to BSNL, amounting Rs.39,000 Crore, by the DoT.

(3) Immediate steps to off-set BSNLs debt, through the Monetization of lands.

(4) Disbursement of salary on the last date of every month.

(5) No selling out of BSNLs 13,567 mobile towers, in the name of National Monetization Pipeline.

(6) Complete review of the Cluster based Outsourcing System.

(7) Immediate settlement of 3rd Pay Revision, Pension Revision and Enhancement of Superannuation Benefits (SAB) up to 30%, for the BSNL Directly Recruited Employees.

(8) Speedy measures to improve the quality of BSNLs FTTH service.

(9) Prompt maintenance of BTSs, proper up-keep of the power plants, as well as availability of batteries.

(10) Strengthen the transmission networks by carrying out the speedy maintenance works.

AUAB Notice

02-09-2021


GS writes to Shri. P. K. Purwar,     CMD/BSNL regarding the CWC decision on Promotions:

Ensure Promotional avenues before Restructuring and unscientific post reduction – Central Working Committee meeting of SNEA urges BSNL Management.

CWC meeting unanimously decided to oppose by all means, the present Restructuring plan made in the most unscientific manner and consequent post reduction without switching over to Time Bound Promotions. 

GS letter to CMDGS letter to CMD with acknowledgement

02-09-2021


The Dharna proposed to be held on 06-08 September on the charter of demands is postponed to 21-23 September due to heavy rains at New Delhi.

01-09-2021


The Central Working Committee meeting of SNEA held ONLINE on 29-08-2021

The CWC meeting deliberated on the following agenda points:

1) Career progression after Restructuring and Post reduction — strategies.

2) Launching of 4G services by BSNL through upgradation.

3) Selling of BSNL Towers.

4) Agitation programme of AUAB on 06-08 September.

5) 3rd Pay revision.

6) Approval of Standard Pay Scales of E2, E3 replacing the intermediary pay scale of E1A and E2A w.e.f. 01.01.2007.

7) Replacement of E6 scale with E7 scale in EPP as per DoT order.

8) Pay loss issue of Rs 22820/- for 2007/2008/2010 DR JTO/JAOs.

9) Pay loss for the LICE JTOs who joined as JE between 01.01.2007 and 07.05.2010.

10) Notional pay of E1A and E2A for Civil/Elect wings w.e.f. 01.10.2000.

11) EPF Full Pension option case.

12) Regular promotion instead of LA / Adhoc promotion in BSNL.

13) 1st TBP promotion uniformly after 4 – 5 years.

The CWC discussed about the venue for the next All India Conference to be held in November. All Circle and SSA Conferences are to be completed before the AIC, CWC decided.  

CWC meeting will be continued on 02.09.2021 from 07 PM onwards to continue the discussion on Cluster Mtce system, FTTH connections, pending payments which affecting the services etc.

Details will be uploaded in few days ----