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26-01-2020



23-01-2020


Meeting with Shri. B L Varshney, Director(EB) on 22.01.2020:

GS, President and AGS met DIR(EB) and held discussions on 1) merger of Maintenance and Project Circles, 2) norms for OFC route maintenance and 3) reduction of DGM posts for mtce purposes. The discussion was based on the guidelines issued by the Restg cell dated 14.01.2020 and 15.01.2020 regarding merger of Non Territorial Circles and the staffing norms for transmission mtce and our letter dated 21.01.2020.

First of all we explained the significance of transmission mtce than any other vertical. More money and manpower is to be invested in Transmission area for better uptime and additional revenue generation. We once again demanded complete merger for the effective utilization of the Executives for the mtce of Core network. DIR(EB) explained that for the timely implementation of Govt projects, Project wing continuation is required on a limited way but all the staff will be under the control of concerned GM or DGM(CN-Tx).

We further discussed the issue of reduction of DGM(Mtce) posts at Belgaum, Coimbatore, Dimapur, Hubli, Hyderabad, Madurai, Rajkot, Silchar, Tirupati & Visakhapatnam and DGM BM, DGM EB I, DGM EB II & DGM EB III posts at NTR/New Delhi. We demanded retention of the above DGM posts and additional DGM posts at Chennai, Imphal (Manipur), Kozhikode, Mangalore, Mysore, Surat and Trivandrum. After discussion, Director convinced about the demands and assured to work out based on our inputs given in our letter.  

Further no DGM posts shown under CGMs and GMs at the CGM HQs and GM (SAT)/GM (MPLS I & II). Director informed that these posts are not mentioned separately as it is available as per positional norms.

We shared our concern for increasing the route for the in-house mtce team from the present 250 RKM to 350 RKM for the mtce Regions as it will have serious impact on the MTTR. Similarly for the steep increase in SLA based outsourcing also. As of now, the MTTR is not upto expectations and further increase in the route length will have adverse impact on the services and revenue, we explained. Director appreciated our suggestions and assured to re-work on it. Further we demanded that AGM posts should be justified for 3 or 4 teams. We demanded separate team for indoor and route maintenance.

We drawn the attention of the Director about the CFA tender in which the primary cable is excluded. Almost all the Circles are demanding inclusion of primary cable also for better services. Otherwise the tender may fail to provide services to customers, we shared our apprehension. Director(EB) shared same concern and informed that DIR(CFA) is having some reluctance on the matter and he will once again discuss with him.

The discussion was very fruitful and we could focus on all the points as explained in our letter dated 21.01.2020 on the subject.

23-01-2020


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23-01-2020


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22-01-2020


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21-01-2020


GS writes to Shri P K Purwar, CMD/BSNL

Organizational Restg: Merger of Non-Territorial Circles — pending issues

GS letter to CMD

21-01-2020


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21-01-2020


View Corporate Office Orders:
Enhancement of Gratuity Ceiling Limit to Rs.20 lakhs instead of Rs. 10 lakhs reg.
Clarification regarding admissibility of benefit of one increment in case of promotion to the grade of Sr AO after 01-10-2004 to an executive after he availed the first time bound IDA scale up gradation under EPP before 01-10-2004- reg.
Revised Timelines for submission of e-APARs for year 2019-20 in lieu of VRS-2019- reg.
SDE Inter Circle transfer order reg.


20-01-2020


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17-01-2020


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17-01-2020


GS writes to Shri P K Purwar, CMD/BSNL:

Maintenance of Primary Cable by BSNL staff itself – Request for modifying the BSNLCO stand and giving flexibility to the Circles considering the practical difficulties explained by the Circles having large number of landline connections like Kerala:

On any subscriber complaint, the bidder will meet the SLA conditions, just by attending the line fault and declaring Primary Cable fault but the customer will not get the services and BSNL will be at the receiving end.

Re-examine the matter considering the ground realities and give flexibility to the field units, especially the CGM and SSA heads to decide on the matter, atleast in those locations where sufficient TTs are not available. A positive and early decision in this regard will smoothen the external plant maintenance activities, ensuring better service to the customers, in the future.

GS letter to CMD

17-01-2020


17-01-2020


VRS-2019: Settlement of claims of the Employees Directly recruited by BSNL:

It is reported that few Circles are waiting for the guidelines from BSNLCO in this regard. Yesterday GS bring this to the notice of CMD and DIR(HR). Today GS met Sr GM(Estt) and held discussions on the settlement of their claims like Gratuity, Leave encashment and Pension fund and issuing necessary guidelines to the Circles in the case of such VRS optees. BSNL CO will issue necessary instructions in this regard at the earliest.

16-01-2020


16-01-2020


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16-01-2020



Condolence Message

SNEA Expresses Deep Sorrow for the Demise of



Veteran Leader
Com K.Viswanathan
CHQ Treasurer of JETA/JTOA (3 Times)
19/11, D block Nandhini flats church road, Chrompet Chennai 44,

on 16.Jan.2020 Morning

Funeral: 16.Jan.2020 10:30 Hrs

15-01-2020


View Corporate Office Orders:
Transfer order in the cadre of JAOs under Rule 9 reg.
SDE Own cost transfer (VRS optees) reg.
AGM transfer order reg.

15-01-2020


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15-01-2020


A Vital Breakthrough for Triple Play FTTH service through BSNL:

Open policy for provision of IPTV: The much awaited Policy for Provision of IPTV services through BSNL FTTH by content providers/partners have been issued by BSNL CO.

This venture is touted as BSNLs answer to major Private Players providing Triple Play Services--

By this project, BSNL is going to provide Real Triple Play Service to customers because here Watching TV is not going to consume Internet Data.

This is going to be one major Lifeline for BSNL revival.

This Venture has already been successfully developed and implemented privately by an LCO/TIP in Thrissur BA in Kerala Circle with the technical support of BSNL in house talents led by Com Anoop K J, JTO OMCR, Ernakulam.

They have devised an App to make/receive landphone calls using mobile phone using WiFi. 

This project was presented in the recently held CWC Meet of SNEA at Bangalore in Augusts, 2019. 

Various Proposals have been received from different Circles for the implementation of IPTV through BSNL Network.

The absence of IPTV (or TV service) has been identified as one of the major reasons for the lacklustre response to BSNL FTTH connections from multi operator LCOs across the country.

SNEA have been pursuing the project in all levels and we are happy to see light at the end of the tunnel.

We congratulate in the in-house talents in BSNL who showcased their real potential.

SNEA thank all officers who have been working for the implementation of the project in BSNL CO and all Circle Offices and particularly Com. P Padmanabha Rao, our AGS & DGM, BSNL CO.

IPTV Open Policy

15-01-2020


Organizational Restructuring: Merger of Non-Territorial Circles.

Maintenance and Project Circles merged and renamed as Core Network-Transmission (East/West/North/South). Separate Circle for North East namely Core Network-Transmission NE Region covering AS, NE I and NE II Circles. Effective from 01.04.2020.

Telecom Factories merged with respective Territorial Circles as BA head w.e.f 01.02.2020.

NCNGN Circle merged with BBNW Circle.

Nodal Centre Chandigarh merged with Punjab Circle.

Only one Training Circle with HQ at ALTTC, Gaziabad. ALTTC, NATFM and BRBRAITT will function as BA Heads. Only zonal RTTCs in future.

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