Circlele Conference of Jharkhand Circle:
The Circle Conference of Jharkhand Circle was held at Ranchi on 24.08.2014 in a grand manner. C/P Com B K Mishra presided over the Conference. Members from all the SSAs in addition to the delegates attended the Conference as it was the beginning for membership verification campaign in Jharkhand Circle.
An opens session was held in the afternoon attended by new JTOs and the leaders and activists of SNEA(I) from different SSAs. Com K. Sebastin GS, Com G L Jogi President, Com Ramesh Kumar, Jt Secretary(E), Sri Arun Kumar, Sr. GM (CM), Sri S. K. Agrawal, GM(A) and Com Ratish Kumar, CS/Bihar addressed the conference.
Com GS and President in their address explained the contribution of the Association during the last three decades in upgrading the pay scales in 1986, 1996 and in 2002 (BSNL), change of status of the cadre from Group C to Group B gazetted and then as an Executive in BSNL etc. In BSNL, SNEA(I) is always in the forefront to protect the interest of the company, in CDMA roaming by Reliance, ADC abolition, copper cable unbundling, disinvestment, GSM tender, 3G roaming, notional loan, pension contribution on actual basic, BWA spectrum refund etc etc.
After formation of BSNL, TEOA alone opposed the proposed absorption into BSNL without any terms and conditions like pay scales, promotion policy and fitment formula. TEOA legally and organizationally struggled and in 2002-03 through a historic struggle E1A, E2A, ---- E6 pay scales (Management offer was E1, E2, --- E6), Time Bound promotions between 4 to 6 years from JTO/JAO to SG JAG grade and point to point fitment agreed. Another major issue of directly recruited employees of BSNL, the EPF contribution on 12% of actual emoluments (basic+IDA) without ceiling, instead of a fixed amount of 12% of Rs 6500/ ceiling was settled in 2005 through three years of struggle from 2002 to 2005. BSNL agreed the same in May, 2005, Board approved it on 11.07.2005 and orders issued on 12.08.2005. On other cadre issues, SNEA(I) is continued its struggle for settlement of issues like promotions in different cadres, 78.2%, BSNL MS RR etc. More than 18,500 JTOs promoted as SDEs from 2000 to 2013. Now DE Regular promotion also issued for 2303 SDE/Adhoc DEs making the promotions current. Due to the efforts of SNEA(I), adhocism ended and regular quota increased from 50% to 75%. All efforts are being taken to complete the JTO to SDE promotions also in the near future. DGM promotions also in the pipeline.
Issues like E2, E3 pay scales for JTO/JAO, SDE/AOs and the pay parity issue of 2007 and 2008 batch JTOs, superannuation benefit to BSNL direct recruits, Time Bound functional promotion, pay anomalies, first TBP after 4 years, Civil/Electrical issues etc are the major issues to be resolved which Association is vigorously pursuing. Association decided to go for trade union actions immediately since these issues are not settled even after several assurances to this Association.
Almost all the TTAs promoted as JTOs in Jharkhand Circle recently joined SNEA(I).
In the conference it is decided to work for absolute majority for SNEA in Jharkhand Circle in the membership verification on 10th Dec: 2014.
In the conference Com Ranjan Kumar Ram/ SDE, Com Pankaj Kumar Das/ JTO, Com Sanjay Kumar/ SDE and Com Gaya Prasad/JTO are unanimously elected as Circle President, Circle Secretary, Circle Treasurer and CWC Member respectively. The new Circle secretary is a 2001 BSNL recruited JTO. Com Vikas Kumar Gupta/JTO is elected as ACS. He was the Circle President of SNATTA.
SNEA(I), CHQ wish all the success for the newly elcted office bearers.
Both GS and President appealed each and every member of SNEA(I) to work hard for the revival of BSNL as that only will resolve the issues and protect our jobs.
Circle Executive Committee meeting of SNEA(I), Bihar Circle:
GS and CHQ President started the membership verification campaign from Patna by addressing the Bihar CEC cum general body meeting of Patna Telephones at Patna on 23.08.2014. C/P Com Ranjan Kumar presided over the meeting and C/S Com Ratish Kumar submitted the report. The CEC discussed about the preparations for membership verification. All the 52 TTAs promoted as JTOs in Bihar Circle recently joined SNEA(I).
An opens session was held in the afternoon at Conference hall which was attended by newly joined JTOs and the leaders and activists of SNEA(I) from different SSAs, especially Patna SSA. Com K. Sebastin GS, Com G L Jogi President, Sri S. S. Choudhary, PGM Patna Telephones, Sri R. P. Singh, Sr. GM(HR & Admn), Sri D. N. Singh, Sr. GM(NWO-CFA) and Sri J. K. Sah, GM(TP) addressed the CEC.
Com GS and President in their address explained the contribution of the Association during the last three decades in upgrading the pay scales, status of the cadre etc. After BSNL formation, SNEA(I) is always in the forefront to protect the interest of the company. On cadre issues, SNEA(I) is continued its struggle for settlement of issues like promotions in different cadres, 78.2%, BSNL MS RR etc. Now DE Regular promotion also issued making the promotions current. All efforts are being taken to complete the JTO to SDE promotions also in the near future. Issues like E2, E3 pay scales, superannuation benefit, Time Bound functional promotion, pay anomalies, Civil /Electrical issues etc are to be addressed in the near future.
All the members pledged to work for absolute majority for SNEA in the membership verification on 10th Dec: 2014.
Both GS and President reminded the comrades that, time has come to do something extra for the company as BSNL has given us everything for us and that will resolve our issues also.
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By this order, i) Executives posted to Soft Tenure area shall, on completion of tenure, be considered for choice posting and ii) Executive already served in a soft tenure shall be entitled for the benefit of break in Circle tenure. SNEA(I) was pursuing this cases vigorously for the last few months as it will definitely benefit the Executives posted in the Soft tenure areas in PB, MH, OR, JKD, AP, CHG, BR, MP, CHG, HP, UKD, GUJ etc and will encourage the Executives to work in soft tenure areas.