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30-08-2016


Superannuation benefits to BSNL Direct Recruits:
In continuation of our agenda meeting with Secretary DOT on 19-08-2016, GS, CHQ President and Chairman met senior officers of DOT today to further pursue the proposal on Superannuation benefits . In the meeting held on 19-08-2016, Secretary DOT assured us that the proposal will be approved soon. Member Finance, Telecom Commission now cleared the proposal, crossing the major hurdle. The orders are expected in a couple of days.

Replacement of E1A & E2A pay scales with standard pay scales of E2 & E3: 
Today GS, CHQ President and Chairman met the concerned officers in DOT and given further input to the issue. They assured that the inputs will be incorporated in the proposal.

United Forum comprising of SNEA, AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA is on agitation to settle the issues.


30-08-2016


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30-08-2016


GS writes to Director(HR): Pay fixation on officiating promotion as per the provisions of EPP order dated 18.01.2007 and protection/retention of pay when officiating promotion is followed by regular promotion as per various provisions of FRSR- Withdrawal of wrong clarifications issued on 30.05.2007 and 19.02.2010 as per the decisions arrived in the meeting held on 11.05.2016 and 17.05.2016.

GS writes to Director(HR): Pay fixation on officiating promotion as per the provisions of EPP order dated 18.01.2007 and protection/retention of pay when officiating promotion is followed by regular promotion as per various provisions of FRSR- Hon CAT Madras judgment in OA 310/00440/2014 dated 12.07.2016 fully endorses the stand of the Association in this matter

GS writes to CMD BSNL regarding Guidelines for considering requests of BSNL employees for deputation to outside organizations – Personnel Branch letter dated 21.07.2016.

GS letter to DIR(HR) on Offtg pay protectionGS letter to DIR(HR) on Hon CAT judgment on Offtg pay protection GS letter to CMD, BSNL on deputation policy

30-08-2016


View Corporate Office Orders:
Qualification for LICE for promotion to JTO T as per schedule column - 7 of JTO RR 2014 - Instructions 
Post based Roster in the grade of EE Civil as on 31-03-2016 reg
Providing substitutes for Tenure stations under Non territorial Circles reg.
Transfer and posting in the grade of SDE Civil reg.

30-08-2016


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30-08-2016


Membership Verification:
The voters list (electoral roll) may be scrutinized thoroughly. All the executives (in service after 31.10.2016) working in non recruiting units like Mtce regions, project Circles, ITPC, TFs, Telecom Store, BBNW, NCNGN, Trg Centres, QA, INSP, TERM cell, Civil, Elect, Arch also should be included in the SSA wise list. If there is any problem with any Circles, it may be brought to the notice of CHQ.
CSs and SSA Secretaries may ensure that maximum polling booths are arranged in each SSAs so that all the Executives can poll the votes without  travelling much. If number of polling booths are less, it will affect the percentage of polling. Executives working in far off places may not participate. Insist for division wise polling booths.

30-08-2016


Final result of LICE to JTO(E) will be published in a day or two.

30-08-2016


UF leaders of SNEA, AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA met yesterday at BSNLCO and held discussions on the ongoing agitation programmes. Preparations to be made to make the Dharna on 06th and 07th Sept a grand success with 100% participation on both days.

UF leaders discussed the response to the draft CPSU proposal and will be submitting to the management within a day or two.

30-08-2016


JTO to SDE promotion case: For completing the arguments next time, Hon Kerala High Court reserved two days for the arguments, 22.09.2016 and 23.09.2016. Yesterday arguments made for about 4 hours.

29-08-2016


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29-08-2016


Rule 8 cases of JTOs:

After continuous persuasion by our CSs, Rule 8 cases materialised in various Circles.

a)   After struggle by the comrades of KTK Circle, 68 Rule 8 cases settled.

b)   In MH Circle, in first phase 51 JTOs cases and in the second phase 41 JTOs cases settled.

c)   In Odisha Circle, 28 cases are under process. On 16.08.2016, GS, CHQ President and Chairman met CGM/OD and discussed about the release of JTOs on Rule 8.

Other CSs also to pursue to get maximum Rule 8 cases cleared. JTOs will be joining in all the Circles through LICE.

29-08-2016


JTO to SDE case at Hon High Court of Ernakulam:

The arguments from applicants side almost completed. This was the only case taken for hearing since today morning. The case posted for further hearing on 22.09.2016 after Court vacation for Onam holidays. The arguments from respondents (BSNL and SNEA side) will be on 22.09.2016.

29-08-2016


JTO to SDE promotion case: Today  arguments  started in Hon. High Court of Kerala.

29-08-2016


JTO to SDE promotion case is listed for hearing today, 29.08.2016 at Hon High Court of Kerala. On a separate application, Hon HC fixed the date of hearing as 29.08.2016. Sr Lawyer from Supreme Court engaged by BSNL on our specific request reached Ernakulam yesterday itself.

The Sr Lawyer engaged by SNEA also briefed properly by our comrades.

27-08-2016


History, status and vision of SNEA on Superannuation benefit to BSNL directly recruited employees:

After pay, pension and terminal benefits are the most important concern for any serving employee. Similarly, for the employees directly recruited by BSNL, Superannuation benefit is the most important issue directly affecting their social security. At the time of formation of BSNL itself, this important issue got covered in Rule 37A. As per Rule 37A, BSNL employees absorbed from DoT are covered by Govt pension under CCS pension Rules 1972 and for the BSNL directly recruited employees, a separate pension fund is to be formed. Instead of forming a separate pension fund, EPF pension scheme introduced for the BSNL directly recruited employees, after discussion with the Unions and Assns. All were demanding for a more secured EPF scheme instead of forming a pension fund.

Initially, the EPF contribution was a fixed amount of Rs 781/- per month for all the BSNL directly recruited JTO/JAOs, with the ceiling of 12% of 6500, irrespective of the emoluments. BSNL continued the same contribution till 2005. SNEA struggled since 2003 for the removal of the ceiling on EPF contribution, demanding full 12% of the emoluments (basic pay plus IDA) as the employer contribution. Finally BSNL management agreed to our demand in May, 2005 and BSNL Board approved the proposal with retrospective effect. The orders issued removing the ceiling on 12th August, 2005 with retrospective effect, making provision for EPF contribution @ 12% of emoluments, w/o ceiling, a big achievement for the BSNL direct recruits. This was the second major issue, SNEA could settle for the BSNL directly recruited JTO/JAOs. First was the E1A pay scale for the direct recruits also at par with the absorbed officers instead of E1 scale.

2nd PRC recommended a separate pension fund, with a contribution, maximum upto 30% of the emoluments towards PF, Pension, Gratuity and Post Retirement Medical Benefits. This demand came into limelight when Forum gone on agitation in 2012 along with other demands of 78.2% IDA and CCL. Till that time management was taken a stand that there is no need for a separate pension fund as EPF scheme is available. During settlement of the agitation, management agreed to constitute a committee to examine it.The committee recommended for a separate pension fund, starting with a contribution of 2% from BSNL.

In 2013-14, then CMD agreed for 4% contribution and in our AIC at Jaipur, present CMD assured 6% contribution, in the presence of almost all the General Secretaries. However there was no consensus among the Unions/Assns even on 6%, sticking to unrealistic demand of 12%. On 19.02.2016 in our absence, management announced 3% in a meeting and gone ahead with that. SNEA strongly protested against this betrayal. We are continuing our struggle to see that this 3% contribution is enhanced to the 6% as assured to SNEA for the time being. We shall continue to struggle for the full 30% Eventhough the 3% proposal is approved by Board and gone to DoT for approval, our strong protest reopened the case and management agreed to review the contribution after recalculation of the medical expenses. Now UF also taken it as a demand in the trade union notice.

The proposal is pursued in DoT for early administrative approval. Association met almost all the senior officers in DoT in this regard. On 19.08.2016, an agenda meeting was held with secretary, DoT in this regard in which Secretary directed the concerned officers to clear the proposal and assured that DoT approval will be communicated to BSNL shortly.

Our future agenda in 3rd PRC is to ensure that superannuation benefit is becoming a mandatory provision, giving no scope to the management to linger on or decide the quantum of contribution.

27-08-2016


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26-08-2016


View Corporate Office Orders:
Provisional Seniority list in the grade of STS (CAO) Regular working in BSNL as on 10-06-16.  View List
Extension of benefit of TBP Pay scale upgradation under the Promotion Policy to Non Executives granted executive scales under the erstwhile ACP scheme -reg.
Direct relieving of DGM Fin and CAOs by Corporate Office – reg .
Transfer and postings in the grade of SDE Telecom - Retention reg.
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26-08-2016


The LICE from Group C to JTO(T) (50%) for the year 2014-15 and JAO (10%) scheduled for 28.08.2016 is postponed to 24.09.2016 due to flood situation in various parts of the country.

View Letter copy.

25-08-2016


View Glimpses of Photos of Lunch hour Demonstration held on 23-08-2016 at SSA / Circle head Quarters:

25-08-2016


View Corporate Office orders:
Post Based Roster for AGM / DE Telecom  as on 01-01-2014 reg  - I    II    III  IV
LICE promotion to the post of JTO for vacancy year 2014-15 - Clarification reg calculation of Vacancies.
SDE tenure transfer - Retention reg.
Transfer and posting in the grade of SDE Civil -reg.
DE Own cost transfer order.
SDE Inter Circle transfer order.