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25-09-2017


Joint Forum writes to DIR(CFA): Non supply of 2.1 Million NGN Phase II equipments by M/s Huwaei for the last two years --- strict action to be initiated for recovering the LD and blacklisting the vendor. There is some deliberate attempt to help the vendor at the cost of BSNL by not cancelling the PO, giving undue advantage and favour to the vendor. 

GS letter to DIR(CFA)

25-09-2017


GS writes to DIR(HR) for implementing CPSU Cadre Hierarchy upto AGM equivalent grade at the earliest as hundreds of Executives are retiring every month and others are losing their precious qualifying service for next promotions. Khan Committee recommendations submitted two years earlier, on 07.10.2015.

GS letter to DIR(HR)

24-09-2017


Circle Conference of Maharashtra Circle was held at Nagpur on 18th and 19th September, 2017 in a grand manner. GS, President and Dy GS addressed the Conference.

On 18th evening a grand open session was held in which CGMT Sri Piyush Khare was the Chief Guest. GMTD Nagpur, PGM(Mobile), GM(HR)/Circle Office and other senior officers attended the open session. CS Com V B Kokate presented the key note address. CP Com A R Kalmegh presided over the open session. After so many years, MH Circle got a dynamic CGM and under him MH Circle started producing positive results. Last year MH Circle got more than 112 Crores net profit, second after Kerala Circle which got 722.9 Crores net profit during 2016-17. MH Circle also joined the club of profit making Circles, KRL, OR and J&K. CHQ congratulated the CS and the SNEA team, employees of MH Circle, the senior management especially the CGMT for the achievement. CS/AIGETOA and the representatives from other Unions/Associations also attended the conference.

CHQ leaders congratulated the CS, SSA Secretaries, Office bearers and the Comrades of MH Circle for the excellent performance in the membership verification and got maximum votes as well as maximum lead in the MV.

CHQ leaders in their address explained the BSNL growth related issues and status of various HR issues:

I. During last few years BSNL management taken various measures to improve the revenue by large scale expansion in mobile network and EB segment. Phase VII plus add on order for 100% quantity was one of such bold decision. Expansion of MPLS network by adding more than 240 Core, Edge and PE Routers was another major decision. ERP, NGN and Wi-FI Hotspots are other initiatives. Employees contribution was equally good with SWAS programme. Now BSNL is facing stiff competition after the entry of Reliance Jio. The revenue for all other operators down by 30% to 40% but BSNL could maintain its market share and revenue during last year. The demonetization and GST made things worse and our business is badly affected. The revenue loss in mobile sector has to be compensated by EB segment which is having huge potential. This year is declared as the Enterprises Buisiness year to give more focus of EB. The revenue and profitability will decide our future. By combined efforts, we have to overcome the challenge from Jio. 

II. HR issues:

a) Promotions in various cadres and urgent need to switch over to CPSU Cadre Hierarchy: The developments on reservation and seniority related issues complicating the post based promotions day by day in all the cadres. In some cadres like DE(T), SDE(C), SDE(E), EE(C), EE(E) etc, there are only very few vacancies. In this situation CPSU Cadre Hierarchy will be the only viable mechanism for time bound functional promotion upto AGM grade. Further CPSU Hierarchy will ensure uniform promotional avenues in all the wings. Khan committee recommended promotion from SDE to Sr SDE and then Sr SDE to AGM grades. The main challenge is to place the large number of senior Executives in AGM equivalent grade, counting the combined service of SDE/AO and Sr SDE/Sr AO grades. We are trying to get it implemented from 01.01.2017. The demand for two cut off dates also under discussion with mgt, but we have to ensure that it will not create seniority related issues in future which mgt is examining.

b) E2 and E3 pay scales and pay parity of Rs 22820: We are pursuing through various sources. If it is not successful, then we will start organizational actions to mount pressure on DoT and BSNL management to get it approved. SNEA and JF is determined to go to any extent for the settlement of this vital issue for the dignity of the cadre. Pay of the Executives recruited after 01.01.2007 is fixed at three different stages, at Rs 16,400, Rs 19,020 and Rs 22,820. Eventhough the committee rejected the demand of pay parity, SNEA and JF continuing its efforts to address the pay loss issue of all post 2007 rects.

c) Superannuation benefits: Through various struggles management agreed to increase it by another 2%, taking the total contribution to 25% (EPF-12%, Gratuty-4.8%, PRMB-3.2%, last year 3% and now 2%). The MC of the BSNL Board is approved it on 23.08.2017. Further it is expected to be approved by the BSNL Board in the next meeting. Earlier mgt implemented 3% contribution. The entire 5% (3%+2%) contribution will be managed by LIC as pension fund.

d) First TB Promotions: The data is yet to be received from majority of the Circles. Remaining Circles are requested to expedite the data so that it can be processed further. The response from DoT on such issues is very negative. So we are moving forward cautiously.

e) E1A and E2A scales for Civil/Elect/Arch/TF wings and PA/Ps cadres: After lot of persuasion by SNEA, management agreed to our demand and MC of BSNL Board approved the same. It is awaiting the approval of BSNL Board. However in this case also DoT is opposing the proposal on the ground that E1A pay scale is extended only for those Executives who were in 6500-10500  scale. We are trying to convince the DoT in this regard.

f) Finalization of HR plan: HR plan finalization is very crucial for getting the Board approval for all major HR related issues. E1+5 increments for the post 2010 rects, SDE RR, E1A and E2A for Civil/Elect, superannuation benefits etc are pending in the Board for finalization of HR plan. In HR plan, drastic reduction in posts envisaged in all the cadres due to large scale surrender of landline during last 12 years. So Assn is trying for HR plan finalization and non post based CPSU Hierarchy implementation simultaneously.

g) 3rd PRC implementation: This will be the biggest challenge for the BSNL employees after the formation of BSNL. As per DPE orders on 3rd PRC, BSNL is not eligible for pay revision. BSNL has to get exemption from Union Cabinet on affordability clause. We already started organizational actions in this regard. We have to prepare for a big battle with the Govt in the near future for getting exemption from the affordability clause with the support of all the employees, irrespective of Union/Assn affiliation. The 3rd PRC has to be implemented with full 15% fitment so that future pensionary benefits (pension and superannuation benefits) are not getting affected. We could convince the management in this regard. The additional expenditure will be about 2800 Cr per annum. Meeting this additional expenditure also will be another challenge for us. The MC of BSNL Board will be considering the proposal by this week.

Com Bharat SonawaneCom M S Adasul and Com P N Patil are elected as Circle President, Circle Secretary and Circle Treasurer respectively. CHQ congratulate the newly elected Circle office bearers and wish all the success.

21-09-2017


Meeting with Shri Anupam Shrivatava, CMD, BSNL:

JF leaders met Shri Anupam Shrivatsava, CMD, BSNL and held discussions on the following issues.

a) 3rd PRC implementation: On behalf of all the Executives and BSNL employees we thanked CMD and all the Directors for approving the 3rd PRC proposal with full 15%. In earlier meetings with CMD and DIR(HR), we had taken up the issue of PRC with full 15% fitment and all the pensionary benefits including superannuation benefits. JF thanked CMD for agreeing to our demand with 15% fitment and the pensionary benefits in revised pay. JF could not meet DIR(HR) as she is out of station.

b) Approval of E2 and E3 pay scales: The file with regard to E2 and E3 reached the Ministers office. Few days back we met Shri Mahesh Girii, Hon MP and BJP National Secretary. He responded very positively and immediately spoken to the Ministers office. Later on he had spoken to the Hon Minister also. We will be meeting him again in few days to pursue further. CMD informed that he is in touch with Secretary and the Ministers office and will try to discuss the matter today when he is going to the MoSC office for some other purposes. DIR(HR) is also in touch with the PS to Hon MoSC in this regard.

21-09-2017


3rd Pay Revision: Management Committee of BSNL Board approved the proposal of 3rd Pay revision with full 15% fitment w.e.f 01.01.2017. The IDA will be neutralized as on 31.12.2016.

According to the proposal all the allowances, HRA, Medical and other Perks will be frozen as on 31.12.2016.

The proposal will be now placed before the Remuneration Committee of BSNL Board headed by an external Director before sending to the BSNL Board.

SNEA extend its sincere gratitude to CMD, BSNL, DIR(HR) and other functional Directors of BSNL Board for approving the proposal in the MC of BSNL Board.

20-09-2017


20-09-2017


View Corporate Office Orders:
Preparatory work for promotion to AGM - DE Telecom on Regular-Adhoc basis - Sending VC reg.   View Annexure  A & B
SDE Tenure transfer order reg.


20-09-2017


AGS and Jt Sec met GM (FP) Shri Sunil Kumar Ji and discussed on the issues concerning the Finance. It was assured that the posting on Promotion of the DGM(F) will be issued after completing all the formalities shortly. Also discussed on consideration of request transfers and relieving of Officers already transferred. GM Responded positively

19-09-2017


On 18.9.2017, AGS met GM ( Restructuring) and discussed on the issue of early finalisation of HR Plan. Also requested to reconsider the Business Area concept as represented by the  CGM AP Circle. GM assured to do the needful.

JF Leaders met PGM Pers and discussed on the issue of Promotions and CPSU Hierarchy issues.

19-09-2017


View Media Reports:

19-09-2017


View Corporate office Orders:
SDE Inter circle transfer order.
SDE Inter circle transfer order.
SDE Inter circle transfer order - Modification reg.
SDE Inter circle transfer order - Revision reg.

18-09-2017


View Corporate Office Orders:

18-09-2017


View Media Reports:
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Know About BSNL 4G Plus WiFi Hotspot And The Services Offered.
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Maternity Benefit Act for working women to be enforced effectively.
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18-09-2017


Circle conference of Maharashtra Circle is  being held at Nagpur on 18-09-2017 and 19-09-2017.

17-09-2017


Lunch Hour Demonstration on 15-09-17 at New Delhi was addressed by Com Alok Roy, President, IOC officers Assn and Com Rakesh Pandey from NTPC  Executives Assn besides the GSs of Assn and Unions of BSNL. Both of them extended their solidarity and support. Secretary General of AIPCOC Com Franco also extended solidarity and support. He could not attend due to the Parliament March by Bank employees.

17-09-2017


Congratulations!
FR 22.1.a.1 fixation for officiating JTOs upheld by High Court of Kerala.
WPC 23407/10 & 23850/10 filed by BSNL against the CAT EKM order allowing fixation under FR 22.1.a.1 to officiating JTOs  dismissed by Hon.High Court of Kerala on 15-9-2017. This should bring an  end to decade  old  legal battle of these comrades. Various CATs had followed the order  of CAT Ernakulam subjected to be pending outcome of the appeal before Kerala High Court.
Now we appeal to BSNL Management to accept this judgment as final  one and extend  the benefits to all officiating JTOs and allow all other denied benefits like 78.2% DA and pay protection on regular Promotion etc. without any further delay.

15-09-2017


View glimpse of photos of Massive Lunch Hour demonstration on 15.09.2017 held by all Unions and Associations in protest against Tower Subsidiary Formation.

15-09-2017


CPC for CAO to DGM(F) promotion held today for 66 vacancies.

15-09-2017


Hold massive Lunch Hour demonstration on 15.09.2017 in protest against Tower Subsidiary Formation.

Tower Subsidiary company formation will lead to disintegration of BSNL.

Tower Subsidiary company formation will lead to disinvestment or strategic sale. Then BSNL will lose the management control also.

Tower sharing business is a strategic business segment where BSNL gets maximum revenue without much investment.

Govt goes ahead with merger of Banks and Oil companies to make them stronger, on the other side Govt dividing a strong BSNL into small small pieces.

Mobilse the lunch hour demonstration at SSA/Circle and BSNLCO by contacting all other Union and Assn leaders.

14-09-2017


GS writes to Secretary, DoT regarding Lunch Hour demonstration on 15.09.2017: Ill conceived and ill timed decision of Government to off load most powerful and potential assets of BSNL-66,000 mobile towers-gravely threatens to decelerate an otherwise accelerating growth of BSNL, besides endangering its very existence. Employees of BSNL determined and ready to pay any price to safeguard existing integrated and time tested composition of BSNL. Sinister decision of the Government is nothing but a well calibrated move towards disinvestment of strategic telecom institution of the Country. Massive and prolonged trade union actions are on the anvil to force the Govt. to reverse this retrograde decision.

All Unions and Assns will give separate notice for lunch hour demonstration due to shortage of time. 

GS letter to Secretary, DoT on Luch Hour demonstration against Tower Subsidiary formation