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22-01-2022


GS writes to Shri. Arvind Vadnerkar,      Director(HR):

1. Transparency is missing in the transfer orders issued so far as many requests are pending, favoritism and pick and choose method adopted in considering request transfer by Pers section. Non-Consideration of request transfers of Executives applied through OTP. OTP transfer was introduced for transparency in transfer and posting at BSNLCO. But on implementation, Pers section made it as the biggest failure by pick and choose method. Make thorough enquiry and fix the responsibility for restoring the credibility of BSNLCO.


2. Modification of transfer of Shri. I. Linga Bhaskar, SDE after completing the Hard Tenure Station (STP under Andaman & Nicobar Circle) to choice Circle, TN as per clause 11(e) of Transfer Policy dated 07.05.2008 & 13.08.2008.


3. OTP transfer was introduced for transparency in transfer and posting at BSNLCO. But on implementation, Pers section made it as the biggest failure by pick and choose method. One more classical example of how favouritism and pick and choose method adopted in request transfer by Pers section. Denial of Request Transfer of Shri Ashok Kumar, SDE from BBNW/Banglore to BSNLCO when 36 SDEs are given transfer to BSNL CO.

Letter on Non consideration if request transfersPosting to choice station and choice Circle on return from Tenure posting Arbitrary Denial of request Transfer to BSNLCO

21-01-2022


Congratulations to one and all---

With the active support of BSNL Executives irrespective of Association affiliation, the Twitter campaign on 20.01.2022 in short notice demanding Time Bound Functional Promotions from 01.07.2018, E2 & E3 pay scales, DGM Regular Promotion become a big success.

Our united efforts could make more than 52000 Tweets yesterday, highlighting the burning issues of BSNL Executives. It shows the faith reposed on this mighty Association SNEA by the BSNL Executives and on the inclusive policies SNEA followed for the career progression of the Executives in general, without any compromise.

It is a morale boosting to all of us as SNEA only decided to continue with the agitation on the burning issues of BSNL Executives against all odds.

Once again congratulations to one and all.

Next Twitter Program is on 27.01.2022.

21-01-2022


Next Twitter Program on 27.01.2022.

All CHQ OBs, CSs, SSA & Branch Secretaries, CWC members and Office Bearers at all level may create Twitter account of Circle & SSA and follow the Twitter handle of SNEA CHQ and GS/SNEA, @sneachq and @gssnea. Similarly the Twitter account of Circles/SSA also. 

20-01-2022


Twitter campaign Today 20.01.2022

Dear Comrades,

As part of the ongoing agitation programs, Twitter Campaign will be today, 20.01.2022 between 12.00 Hrs to 15.00 Hrs with the Hashtag #BSNL_Executives4Justice. All BSNL Executives and Employees of BSNL are requested to mobilize each and every one and Tweet/Retweet messages in support of: Time Bound Functional Promotion upto AGM Grade, standard pay scales of E2 & E3 for JTO/JAO and SDE/AO equivalent, DGM promotion and other demands of the Executives in the Notice with proper language with the following Hashtag to raise our voice for Justice.

 

Hashtag:

#BSNL_Executives4Justice


Twitter accounts to be tagged:

@CMDBSNL @AshwiniVaishnaw @devusinh @Secretary_DoT @DoT_India @arvind9963 @sneachq @gssnea @aftab_khan68

19-01-2022


GS writes to Shri. K. Rajaraman, Secretry(T):

Request for DoT approval for the BSNL proposal for standard Pay Scales of E2 and E3 w.e.f. 01.01.2007 replacing the intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A for the JTO/JAO and SDE/AO cadres of BSNL, as per DPE guidelines dated 26.11.2008. 

The newly recruited JTO/JAOs with high qualifications are leaving BSNL (more than 50% already left) due to non approval of E2 and E3 Pay scales and very poor promotional avenues.

BSNL management requested DoT to review the PO dated 28.03.2017 and approve BSNL proposal for grant of E2 and E3 scales alone w.e.f. 01.01.2007 as replacement of E1A and E2A scales, without cascading effect and revising other scales.

GS letter to Secretary(T), DoTDO letter from CMD dated 01.05.2017 DO letter from DIR(HR)

19-01-2022


Twitter campaign on 20.01.2022

Dear Comrades,

As part of the ongoing agitation programs, Twitter Campaign will be launched tomorrow, 20.01.2022 between 12.00 Hrs to 15.00 Hrs with the Hashtag #BSNL_Executives4Justice. All BSNL Executives and Employees of BSNL are requested to mobilize each and every one and Tweet/Retweet messages in support of: Time Bound Functional Promotion upto AGM Grade, standard pay scales of E2 & E3 for JTO/JAO and SDE/AO equivalent, DGM promotion and other demands of the Executives in the Notice with proper language with the following Hashtag to raise our voice for Justice.

 

Hashtag:

#BSNL_Executives4Justice

Twitter accounts to be tagged:

@CMDBSNL @AshwiniVaishnaw @devusinh @Secretary_DoT @DoT_India @arvind9963 @sneachq @gssnea @aftab_khan68

19-01-2022


Twitter Campaign on 20.01.2022

Our main demands are:

i) Time Bound Functional Promotions upto AGM Grade from 01.07.2018 onwards following Reservation Policy of Govt.

ii) E2 & E3 pay scales w.e.f. 01.01.2007 instead of E1 & E2 scales. No demotion of JTO/JAO and SDE/AO cadres.

iii) DGM regular promotions with relaxation in qualifying service.

iv) Relaxation in qualifying service for CAO promotion under BEPPARR.

v) Settlement of SDE Reversal.

18-01-2022


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

Non-following Reservation Roster in the recent SDE(T) promotions, no mention of category and Vacancy Year in the promotion order etc created suspicion among the Executives belong to SC/ST community.

GS letter to CMDRTI Reply dated 18.112019 RTI Reply dated 06.08.2021

17-01-2022


GS writes to Shri. Arvind Vadnerkar,      Director(HR):

Time Bound Promotion and AO Regular Promotions for the 2012 rect Year JAOs of Kerala Circle who are promoted against the unfilled and carry forward vacancies of 2010 examination, at par with the JAOs of other Circles.

In short these JAOs are not getting EPP benefits as a JAO OR not getting regular promotion as AO like their other batchmates in other Circles. As mentioned above, NEPP benefits also denied after becoming JAO. They are not treated either as Executive or as a Non Executive. Kindly take appropriate action in this regard to extend Time Bound Promotion and AO promotion from 2018.

GS letter to Director(HR)

17-01-2022


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

Due to Covid 19 restrictions imposed at New Delhi, the Indefinite Hunger Fast at BSNL HQs is postponed from 17.01.2022 to 07.02.2022 onwards. Quitting of Official Whats App Groups and Work According to Rule will be continued.

Revised agitation programs, strictly following Covid protocol is as under:

1. INDEFINITE HUNGER FAST at BSNL HQs from 07.02.2022, 10:00 AM onwards (DAY & NIGHT) by CHQ Office Bearers, Circle Secretaries and activists till the resolution of the issues.

2. Hunger Fast at Circle HQs on every Wednesday, 09th Feb, 16th Feb, 23rd Feb, etc.

3. Demonstration at BA and SSA HQs on every Wednesday on 09th Feb, 16th Feb, 23rd Feb, 02nd March etc.

4. Twitter Campaign for settlement of demands on 20th Jan, 27th Jan, 03rd Feb, 2022.

GS letter to CMD

17-01-2022


Dear Comrades,

XXXI All India Conference postponed:

In view of the Covid 19 pandemic, travel restrictions, the Covid restrictions in the Host Circle and the State Assembly elections, the AIC notified for 12th and 13th February could not be held on the notified dates. The formal decision and next date will be announced after CWC meeting in February, 2022, evaluating the situation. Reservation may be done after the notification of the new dates.

14-01-2022


INDEFINITE HUNGER FAST (DAY & NIGHT) at BSNL HQs from 17.01.2022 till the demands are settled.

DEMANDS.

i) Time Bound Functional Promotions upto AGM Grade from 01.07.2018 onwards following Reservation Policy of Govt.

ii) E2 & E3 pay scales w.e.f. 01.01.2007 instead of E1 & E2 scales. No demotion of JTO/JAO and SDE/AO cadres.

iii) DGM regular promotions with relaxation in qualifying service.

iv) Settlement of SDE Reversal.

14-01-2022


14-01-2022


Dear Comrades and Friends,

We are starting Indefinite Hunger Fast at BSNL HQs on 17.01.2022, 10:00 AM onwards and Hunger Fast at Circle HQs on every Wednesday with the following main demands. Since Management and Govt not accepting our demand for Time Bound Functional Promotions and E2 & E3 scales, SNEA decided to intensify the agitation. The Indefinite Fast will continue till the issues are settled:

i) Time Bound Functional Promotions upto AGM Grade from 01.07.2018 onwards following Reservation Policy of Govt and as per the Promotion Policy BEPPARR 2017 approved by the BSNL Board.

Time Bound Functional Promotions upto Selection Grade JAG (DGM) between 4 – 6 years is the Promotion Policy notified by BSNL and DoT in 2003, at the time of BSNL absorption. This Promotion Policy is notified as per the direction of Hon PCAT, New Delhi. This is squarely applicable for BSNL absorbees as well as BSNL direct rects. This Promotion Policy notified in 2003 has been framed as the Recruitment Rule in 2018 and that Rect Rule is approved by the BSNL Board on 28.05.2018. Through this Promotion Policy, a JTO will become SDE in 5 years and AGM in 15 years of service by personal upgradation of the post they are holding. In other words, along with scale upgradation, the Grade and designation also will change automatically. In every PSU, each scale is attached with Grade and a Designation. Promotion to DGM Grade also should be on Time Bound basis but it was decided in 2018 that it will be decided later after the smooth implementation of Time Bound Functional Promotion upto AGM grade.

Unfortunately, management is not having any insight into the structure of PSUs and not able to look beyond the Govt set up in which they are groomed in DoT. PGM(Pers) is from DoT on deputation who is having the limited agenda to ensure that BSNL Executives are not reaching AGM and DGM Grade on REGULAR basis so that they can never claim the higher posts in future and deputation can be continued. Top management also acting on the same agenda. As far as HR matters are concerned, Directors and even CMD are not above PGM(P), this is the unique position in BSNL.

Other Associations could not visualize the importance of the Time Bound Promotion Policy and how it take care of the smooth career progression of the Executives till the Restructuring order with drastic post reduction issued, deciding 12 year as the stagnation criteria for JTO to SDE promotion. There is no such stagnation criteria for DE/CAO promotion at all ! So, they opposed its implementation from 2018 onwards, which helped the management but the Executives suffered beyond our imagination.

It was a great moment for all the Executives when other Associations also started demanding Time Bound Functional Promotion alongwith SNEA. They looked towards the unity of the Associations and the Executives for their career future. The Forum agitation started with an MOU in which it was agreed that the agitation will continue till ALL THE ELIGIBLE EXECUITVES ARE GETTING PROMOTION. Time Bound Promotion from 01.07.2018 was the first agenda. In addition, equally important demands like E2 and E3 scale approval and DGM regular promotions also there. Shattered by the unity of the Associations and the Executives, as usual, Management started dividing the Associations by ALL MEANS (threatening, offering lollipops, etc etc).

In the mid of agitation, it is witnessed that some Associations withdrawn from the agitation. Is the withdrawal was as per the MOU, after getting promotion of all the eligible Executives in different wings, all the JTO/JAO as SDE/AO and all SDE/AO as DE/CAO? Any progress on E2 & E3 scales, DGM promotion? DRDGM and Extl MT stopped? LA stopped? Withdrawal on an offer of few hundred promotions to SDE cadre who are otherwise eligible for promotions from 01.07.2018 is not justifiable? That also, by degrading DE vacancies as SDE vacancies which is happening in BSNL or DoT for the first time. When agitation launched for the SDE promotion from 01.07.2018 itself, how can we accept the promotion from a prospective date, by degrading the DE posts, making irreparable damage to their future career progression? Their every future promotion will be delayed by another 3 years and they may miss some promotions also! Even otherwise, DIR(HR) offered SDE(T) promotion before 31.12.2021 in the meeting held on 28.12.2021 itself. Then, why we have to withdraw, leaving all other issues and promotion for the remaining, all eligible Executives?

From 2018 onwards, when we are organizing agitation programs, we are started getting the promotions one way or the other. It is one of the achievements of every agitation. If pressure is more, number of promotions also more. Again when we planned for agitations in June, 2021, SDE promotions started coming and again in December 2021. These are all the outcome of our agitations in different banner. Even our continuous agitation may result promotions in other cadres also like SDE, DE/CAO, DGM etc in future. But all these promotions upto AGM/CAO made after 01.07.2018 is to be made effect from 01.07.2018 itself, on Time Bound basis, that is our demand.

If the Associations are not able to implement the Promotion Policy approved by the BSNL Board, based on the Terms and Condition for absorption which is sacrosanct and already notified in 2003, how they can bring down the SDE/AO residency period from 12 years to 5 years and DE/CAO promotions from 25 years to 15 years?

The duty and responsibility of the Trade Union/Association is to stand up and fight for the rights of the employees. It is not to surrender when management/Govt denies your rights. Management never accepts the demands from the day one unless and until we compelled them. Association role will start and agitation took place when management/Govt starts saying NO to your rightful demands.

Our struggle is for the Time Bound Functional Promotion from 01.07.2018 and we will continue the struggle till Management accepts our demands. In future, all BSNL Executives have to become AGM equivalent Grade at the age of 40-45 years and DGM atleast at the age of 50-55 years, that is our vision. For the meritorious people, promotion to SDE, AGM and DGM equivalent Grades must happen much earlier so that they can be groomed for the Sr Management positions of GM/CGM etc.

ii) E2 & E3 pay scales w.e.f. 01.01.2007 instead of E1 & E2 scales. No demotion of JTO/JAO and SDE/AO cadres:

It was told to AUAB by DoT Officers in the last meeting that E2 and E3 scale is a closed chapter for DoT after issuing the Presidential Order on 28.03.2017 by approving E1 and E2 scales as replacement scale for E1 and E2. This will be reviewed only by the intervention of Secretary/DoT and for that CMD has to convince the Secretary, they advised us. Thereafter the Forum started agitation demanding E2 and E3 scales. When we are the majority Assn, we could make it sure that atleast Director (HR) is taking the case with Addl Secretary and CMD is taking up with Secretary/DoT, several times. Even that was not succeeded fully but we successfully stopped the implementation of E1 and E2. But recently we had seen that Sr GM(Estt) of BSNL is writing to a DGM rank Officer of DoT about E2 and E3 scale which shows the lack of seriousness of the present management.

Before withdrawing from the agitation, are they accepted that E2 and E3 pay scale also not possible as it is rejected by DoT many times? Now, BSNL management also talking about E1 and E2 scales for BSNL instead of E2 and E3 scales in connection with MTNL merger. Time Bound Promotion demand dropped because management told that it is not possible, similar for E2 & E3 also as it is rejected by DoT? SNEA will never accept it.

iii) DGM regular Promotions with relaxation in qualifying service.

BSNL Management is working with a single agenda that BSNL Executives should not reach AGM and DGM Grade on REGULAR basis so that they can never claim the higher posts in future. PGM(Pers) is from DoT on deputation who is having the limited agenda to ensure that BSNL Executives are not reaching DGM on regular basis and deputation can be continued. Top management also becoming part and acting on the same agenda. Otherwise, there is no justification for denying DGM regular promotion for the Regular DEs who completed the qualifying service on 01.01.2019 itself. The 206 seniority is only a story made by PGM(Pers) to deny their legitimate promotions as the seniority of hardly 20-30 Adhoc DGMs (who are at the top) may be changed among themselves (within 20-30) whereas the vacancy is more than 1100. Remaining all Adhoc DGMs are SC/ST Comrades and the real intension is to stop their regular DGM promotion and their further claim for GM posts in the future. Unfortunately this serious issue of SC/ST comrades is not taken in the right earnest by those opposing the Time Bound promotions to stop it.

For the remaining DGM posts, management is getting the work done through LA arrangement. If they are not eligible for DGM promotion, how they become eligible for DGM LA promotion? Since majority are working as DGM on LA basis, our demand is to give them promotion on Regular basis instead of LA basis so that their service will be counted for further promotions, which management not agreed so far. Further, all DE/CAO promotions are provisional, so they cannot be considered for promotion as DGM which we strongly opposed.

iv) Settlement of SDE Reversal.

This is most simple demand where management is already taken a decision to withdraw the reversion and reinstate them. But PGM is unwilling to submit this fact in the court and get the court case closed. If the case is not closed and BSNL is winning the case, again reversion will become inevitable and our comrades has to run to Supreme Court to stop it. That is our concern. 

14-01-2022


13-01-2022


GS writes to Shri. Arvind Vadnerkar,      Director(HR):

Huge pay loss for the post 2007 recruited TTA(JE)s recruited between 01.01.2007 to 07.05.2010. The pay loss can be addressed by extending Rs 16,450/- as their initial basic pay, by invoking the clause 3.6 of Non-Executive Wage Revision order dated 07-05-2010 as done in the case of JAOs and CSS Cadre who were recruited and joined after 01.01.2007.

GS letter to DIR(HR) on pay loss

12-01-2022


INDEFINITE HUNGER FAST from 17.01.2022

Dear CSs and SSA Secretaries:

As decided in the last meeting, all CSs and SSA Secretaries are to meet the CGM, BA and SSA Head and brief them about the compelling reasons to launch Indefinite Hunger Fast at BSNL HQ from 17.01.2022 and the ongoing program of Quitting the Whats App Group and Work According to Rule.

This shall be done on 13th and 14th by all the Circles, BA/SSAs.

Our main demands are:

i) Time Bound Functional Promotions upto AGM Grade from 01.07.2018 onwards following Reservation Policy of Govt.

ii) E2 & E3 pay scales w.e.f. 01.01.2007 instead of E1 & E2 scales. No demotion of JTO/JAO and SDE/AO cadres.

iii) DGM regular promotions with relaxation in qualifying service.

iv) Settlement of SDE Reversal.

Copy of the Notice dated 30.11.2021 and 10.01.2022 can be submitted to them with a covering letter with the programs from 17.01.2022.

12-01-2022


INDEFINITE HUNGER FAST (DAY & NIGHT) at BSNL HQs from 17.01.2022 till the demands are settled.

DEMANDS.

i) Time Bound Functional Promotions upto AGM Grade from 01.07.2018 onwards following Reservation Policy of Govt.

ii) E2 & E3 pay scales w.e.f. 01.01.2007 instead of E1 & E2 scales.

iii) DGM regular promotions with relaxation.

iv) Settlement of SDE Reversal.

11-01-2022


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

Leaving various Whats App Groups used for business communication by BSNL Executives: Without knowing the Rules and the security guidelines, some field officers are insisting for joining What’s App group which is illegal. It is requested to give proper directions to the Officers in this regard to follow the guidelines of GoI and protect the Privacy of the individuals. If the Officers continue to harass the Executives on this, we will be compelled to take legal remedy against such officers.

GS letter to CMD on quitting Whats App

11-01-2022


GS writes to Shri. Arvind Vadnerkar,      Director (HR):

Pay loss issue of Executives recruited in E1A scale (issue of Rs 22820/- as initial Basic pay). Non-submission of the report by the Committee constituted to examine the issue even after 6 months and further action there on to address the pay loss.

GS letter to DIR(HR) on non-submission of Committee report and further action on 22820 issue