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30-07-2016


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28-07-2016


Meeting with Shri N. Sivasailam, Addl Secretary, DoT on 28.07.2016: GS, CHQ President and Chairman met Addl Secretary, DoT and held discussions on the following issues:

a)        Approval of E2, E3, -- pay scales replacing non standard pay scales of E1A and E2A: As suggested by CMD in the meeting on 21.07.2016, Assn explained the background of the issue once again to Addl Sec. E1A and E2A pay scales are not approved by DoT being non standard pay scales. The presidential orders for these two scales not issued by DoT, which is part of 2nd PRC. Addl Sec again started with E1 and E2 replacing E1A and E2A and proposing measures to protest the pay or extending pay equivalent to E1A by any means. By sending the proposal of E2, E3, -- E7 by BSNL, the little scope for considering E1A to E2 and E2A to E3 also reduced, Addl Sec told us. Addl Sec is of the view that it has to be referred to DPE even without recommendation as there is no justification for E4 to E7 or it can be examined at the time of 3rd PRC. Assn explained that E1A and E2A are rejected by DoT and DPE and hence there is no need to send it again to DPE. Reduction of pay scales to E1 and E2 is nothing but demotion which cannot be accepted. Further Assn pointed out that replacement scales for E1A and E2A are part of 2nd PRC and DoT should consider it separately. In that case, according to Addl Sec, BSNL should have taken it separately, not linking with other scales. Finally after lot of discussion, Addl Sec agreed to consider E2 and E3 and replacement of E1A and E2A with E2 and E3 will be recommended to DPE with the BSNL proposal.

b)        Superannuation benefit to BSNL direct rect employees: The stand of DoT on this issue also not positive even though DoT didn’t have any financial implications. The thinking in DoT is that even this fund is not required. Assn explained to Addl Sec about the DPE orders in this regard and BSNL rects are not covered by any pension schemes other than this. Addl Sec assured settle it positively.

DoT is very negative in settling both the issues, at all levels as expected. Assn is trying its level best to settle the issues through discussion, without industrial unrest. However, the developments are not at all positive. All organizational preparedness is to be maintained to launch any struggle at short notice.

Double fixation as per the provisions of EPP: EPP provides one additional increment on post based promotion from same scale to same scale. This has been objected by DoT pension cell recently. Assn explained the background and told Addl Sec that this provision is part of EPP and EPP order is issued after the approval of DoT. So DoT also cannot make objections now. Addl Sec informed that DoT not objected Additional increment on post based promotion but BSNL treating it as Advance increment instead of Additional increment and allowing option and change of DNI. This is not allowed, DNI will remain the same as given at the time of scale upgradation. The recent DoT order is wrongly interpreted and assured that it will be corrected. He immediately given instructions to the concerned officers to correct the order.

28-07-2016


JTO to SDE promotion case at Ernakulam: The Lawyer from Kerala and the concerned SDE is in New Delhi for the last two days to have conference with the Sr Lawyer over all the three cases. It may continue for two more days. The case is listed at Sl No: 62 in the weekly list. Now 2010 year cases are going on as per seniority. After the conference, action to advance the hearing will be taken.

JTO(C) to SDE(C) promotion: Posting orders are expected shortly. Our request for considering the transfers from NE region to Assam and posting to same Circles will be considered favourably. This has been discussed with PGM(BW) earlier and assured to consider at the time of promotion.

28-07-2016


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27-07-2016


CHQ President met Dir(HR) , Smt Sujata Ray on the sudden and tragic demise of our Com. Meheshwar Dash working in Dimapur Circle(originally from Orissa Circle) and apprised her about the working conditions in tenure Circles. It was also apprised that shortage in tenure circles is comparatively less  as compared to non-tenure Circles and we should have a comprehensive policy to decide requirement of executives in tenure circles. She agreed to look into the aspect.
CHQ pays it deep condolence towards the bereaved family of Com. Meheshwar Dash and SNEA fraternity of NE & Orissa Circle.
DIR(HR) written to CGM, AS/NE I/NE II/J&K directing them to release the Executives immediately after completion of tenure, without waiting for the substitutes. The substitutes also to be relieved within 10 days of release of order. This is the demand of the Assn to solve the problem and make the movement easier
DIR(HR) letter dated 27.07.2016 to CGMs

26-07-2016


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SDE tenure transfer order.

26-07-2016


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26-07-2016


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25-07-2016


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SDE promotion through LDCE held on 21-06-2015 - Calling volunteers for Inter Circle transfer including hard tenure and other than hard tenure circles reg.
AGM own cost transfer reg .
SDE Civil vacancy position as on 30-06-16 - Calling for details reg.

25-07-2016


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25-07-2016


Proposed strategic sale in BSNL: Forum demands to completely abandon any proposal for disinvestment / strategic sale in BSNL. Instead, the Govt. should be working and actively considering at infusing huge Capital in BSNL to allow it to grow and innovate by procuring state of the art technology that it is badly in need of.
Forum letter to Hon Prime MInister on the proposed strategic sale in BSNL

23-07-2016


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23-07-2016


Promotion Transfer and posting in the grade of Architect on regular basis ... View Order Copy.

23-07-2016


DoT issues order, rescinding the 60% ceiling on liability of Govt. to pay pension / family pension to BSNL retirees: Dot Issued order modifying the liability of BSNL towards the payment of pensionary benefits to the retired employees.

Forum of BSNL Unions /Assn and SNEA in particular was pursuing the matter in DoT with Secretary, DoT and Member (Fin). Ex Secretary, DoT Shri Rakesh Garg and Member (Fin) Smt Annie Moraes taken lot of initiatives to settle this issue. 

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22-07-2016


ZTE GGSN failure in South zone for the past 3 days which is affecting data traffic in entire South zone and huge revenue loss to BSNL:
General Secretary brought to the knowledge of CMD, Dir CM and Dir EB about the issue of ZTE GGSN failure for the past 3 days in Chennai which is serving the entire South Zone. Due to this the entire South zone data traffic is affected and caused huge revenue loss for Southern Circles. This is happening frequently in South zone and so far no permanent solution given by the vendor. RCA (Root cause analysis) for the previous failures also not shared by the vendor. CMD told that the issue is known to them, already discussed with the vendor and experts are coming to attend this issue.

22-07-2016


JTO to SDE promotion cases posted in the weekly list in Hon HC of Kerala. Cases will be in the weekly list till its disposal.