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01-05-2016


What compelled us to go for direct actions in a short notice:

The meeting with DIR(HR) on 26.04.2016 on implementation of Joint Committee recommendations on E2, E3 pay scale was fruitful as management as well as all the three Associations shown keenness to settle the issues strictly as per the recommendations of the Joint Committee. Management continue to maintain its firm stand that there is no question of cascading effect from E3 to E4 (Sr SDE to E4), E4 to E5 etc as all those pay scales are standard pay scales already approved by DoT and there is no justification for changing them. Right from the beginning, at the time of constitution of the Joint Committee in 2012 itself, management made it clear that it will consider only change in the non standard pay scales of E1A to E2 and E2A to E3 without any change in the other pay scales and made the terms of reference of the committee strictly to that extent. So Joint Committee also restricted its recommendation from E1A to E2 and E2A to E3. Chairman of the committee made it very clear in the deliberations also and recorded in the minutes of the last meeting on 09.07.2015, that SDE and Sr SDE will remain in the same pay scale of E3. Further, to ensure pay fixation benefit of one increment on promotion from SDE to Sr SDE equivalent grade in the same scale of E3, the Jt Committee recommended (2nd part of 1st recommendation) to make necessary changes in the EPP.

So anybody, now raising the demand of E3 to E4, E4 to E5 etc, after becoming party to the Joint Committee recommendations is really trying to derail the settlement or delay it till 3rd PRC so that the demand will be buried once for all. They have to understand that they are not working in the interest of the cadre rather they are indirectly supporting the management stand to demote the JTO/JAO, SDE/AO cadres to E1 and E2 scales. Their stand suits the management also as mgt have tried their level best to finalise the pay scales in the form of E1+5 and E2 scales. They are playing with the future of the cadre and the JTO/JAOs recruited/Promoted after 01.01.2007, i.e. in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015 and future recruits.

The real issue which SNEA is agitating for years together is the finalization of standard pay scales for the JTO/JAOs recruited/Promoted after 01.01.2007, in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015 etc. Vast majority of them are members of SNEA, having full faith that this Assn alone can resolve their issues and do justice to the cadre by uplifting the cadre as being done in 1986, 1990, 1996, 2000, 2007, 2009 etc.  

The other two recommendations, CPSU cadre Hierarchy and 1st TBP are based on the implementation of E2, E3 scales. So delay in implementation of E2, E3 scales naturally delays the implementation of the other two recommendations and that is precisely happening now. Somebody advocating to abolish Sr SDE equivalent grade means, they are derailing the 2nd & 3rd recommendations  also, i.e implementation of CPSU cadre Hierarchy and uniform 1st TBP.

They are indirectly demanding to abolish Sr SDE grade from 01.01.2007 which is opposed by all as it will have serious implications like:

1.  All the executives will lose one promotion and the no of promotions will be reduced to four instead of five. Is it an achievement to reduce the number of promotions? Only SNEA struggled in 2002 to get five assured promotions and made it part of the terms and conditions of absorption and EPP.

2.  Thousands of seniors in E4 scale from 01.10.2009 (more than 7500) got DE/CAO promotions between 01.10.2009 and 01.10.2014 and they will lose one additional increment got on promotion in the same E4 scale as all of them will be shifted to E5 scale on 01.10.2009 itself.

3. As all of them will reach E6 scale on 01.10.2014 itself instead of 01.10.2019 as per their new demand, they will lose another increment due on promotion to E6 scale on 01.10.2019 as per the existing policy. So all of them will lose two increments in their career! Is it our friends want to implement? Seniors as well as Juniors will lose one promotion and minimum one fixation benefit! Whether our friends are aware of this fact that all the Executives are losing two fixations when they are making a demand to abolish Sr SDE grade?

4.  Otherwise juniors (JTOs on 01.10.2000) become SDEs in 2004 will reach E4 scale in 2008 and all the seniors (SDE/AOs on 01.10.2000) will reach E4 scale on 01.10.2009!

5. These are some of the examples. So many similar anomalies, batch wise and cadre wise will be cropped up which will be known afterwards.

When management shown its readiness to implement Joint Committee recommendations on E2, E3 pay scales in the combined meeting on 26.04.16 and also assured us in the meeting on 21.04.16 to increase the 30% superannuation benefit from 3% after working out the actual medical expenditure, conduction of membership verification, settlement of offtg pay protection issue, re-examining the notional pay scales for Civil/Elect etc, the sudden development on 27.04.2016 raises serious doubts about their intensions whether they want to derail the issues once again as happened earlier. The pay scale issue was delaying mainly due to the confusion and contradicting stands taken by some sections for the last four months since December. Similarly other two recommendations of the Joint Committee also delayed only because of the same reason.

Our serious doubt is that they are deliberately trying to delay the settlement of pay scales, CPSU Hierarchy, 30% superannuation etc in order to cover up the demand on MT rect by making them repeatedly an agenda, every time, whenever there is a movement on MT Rect.

This time we cannot take any risk, no more delay tactics as 3rd PRC is fast approaching, no promotions in any cadre due to litigations and CPSU Hierarchy implementation is the only solution. So the only option left for us, is to start organizational actions to defeat this sinister move of some sections, may be in tacit understanding with the management.

So in the coming days truth will come out, who is playing, some section of the Executives with vested interest or the management? If the management is sincere in its approach, they will come out quickly with the resolution of the issues as repeatedly assuring to us and avoid industrial unrest and our agitation will strengthen their hands. In that case the game plan of others will be exposed in front of all the Executives. If management is really playing with the help of some vested interest, then this is high time for all of us to go all out on agitation and settle all the issues and teach a lesson to all those working against the larger cadre interest.

01-05-2016


May Day greetings to one and all. On this Day, let us remember the martyrs who sacrificed for the working class. 

30-04-2016


Massive demonstration took place at Karnataka circle office on 29.04.2016 in protest against the wrong policy of circle administration. Comrades from BGTD, Circle Office, the neighboring SSAs like Kolar, Tumkur and comrades from Mangalore, Belgaum, Hubli, Shimoga and Madikeri have also attended. Jt Sec(South) Com Pandurang Nayak addressed the gathering.

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30-04-2016


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30-04-2016


On the demand of notional pay of E1A and E2A for the JTO/SDEs in Civil/Elect/Arch wings w.e.f 01.10.2000, Estt wing sought the details from Civil/Elect wing to furnish the total number of JTO/SDE in each zones. CSs and other activists to coordinate and send the details at the earliest.
BSNLCO letter

30-04-2016


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30-04-2016


SNEA served notice for trade union actions: Make all out preparations for the success of the programme

 

Charter of demands:

 

1. Implementation of Joint Committee recommendations on:

a)    Standard pay scales of E2, E3 replacing E1A and E2A,

b) Time Bound Functional promotion or CPSU cadre hierarchy,

c)   Uniform TBP between 4 to 5 years instead of 4 to 6 years w.e.f 01.10.2000.

2. 30% Superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited Employees.

3. Officiating pay fixation, pay protection – withdrawal of wrong clarifications issued on 30.05.2007 and 19.02.2010.

4. Promotions in different wings from JTO to SDE, JAO to AO, SDE to DE/EE, AAO to CAO and DE to DGM.

5. Membership verification among Executives Associations by addressing the issues raised. Restoration of trade union facilities and deduction of subscription from Salary till membership verification is conducted.

6. First Time Bound Promotion after 4 years from Lateral JTO and Sr SDE grades as done in the case of AAO and Sr AO grades.

7. Notional pay of E1A and E2A for Civil/Elect wings w.e.f 01.10.2000.

 

Programme of Trade Union actions:

 

Massive Dharna at BSNLCO, Circle/SSA HQs: 11th May, 2016

 

Relay Hunger Strike at BSNLCO, Circle/SSA HQs: 18th, 19th and 20th May, 2016.

 

If the issues are not resolved, more vigorous trade union actions will be resorted to from June, 2016.

29-04-2016


Editorial

Growth of the Company just critical to our inching closer to  ensuing pay revision - seen in that context, significance of success of SWAS, Service With A Smile, and other business initiatives need deeper and greater thrust, with unwavering  commitment, focus and emphasis.

Initiatives like SWAS have to be a permanent feature of our continuing endeavour and have become inevitable and imperative so as to script a new history in turning around our Beloved Company and taking it to new heights of glory.

With an eye on the next wage revision and, on the larger and most critical issue of  revival of BSNL, Forum of BSNL Unions and Associations, after first 100 days of astounding success of SWAS, has naturally decided to extend the initiative for the full financial year for reasons that are quite obvious. In fact, we have to get fully tuned to making such initiatives as permanent feature of our mindset in order to bring the Company completely out of the Red Zone that it is in and is struggling to wriggle out the imbroglio that it is in for the last about eight years. That is the biggest and most critical challenge for us, besides, of course, taking us closer to our realizing and accomplishing that big dream of ensuing wage revision.

 

Undoubtedly, the more we are tiding over the losses towards the end of this financial year, more we inch forward to our realizing that big breakthrough of wage revision. That is, of course close, known to all of us. More important than that is also the fact that the Company has to be debt free as quickly as possible so as to occupy a very prestigious position amongst the service providers in the telecom sector.  Thus, keeping in mind that financial performance of 2016-17 is going to be quite decisive, Forum decided to extend SWAS for the full year, with greater thrust and a very strong focus and emphasis for its complete success.


Financial year that just ended saw significant improvement in the revenues and coming down of net losses considerably. Almost all the Circles registered increase in the revenues and slight decrease in the expenditure also. This is a very encouraging and positive trend which has to be further consolidated. As part of ongoing SWAS, large number of SSAs and Circles initiated various marketing strategies and what is extremely significant is that, with the available resources, performance and quality of service improved, resulting in high revenue generation.


Success of very small and incremental steps leads to reaching greater heights. Even increase in our per day revenue by about 10 crores will create history of all sorts, since our pay day revenue is about 80 crores and this would mean about 8% revenue increase which by all standards would be path breaking and revolutionary in turning around the Company. Not only will our getting next wage revision dream become a reality but one of the greatest and formidable challenge before us of turning around our beloved Company will the accomplished and that will be an unprecedented history of all sorts that trade unions in BSNL will script.

 

Promotion of 683 DGMs- yet another career growth milestone achieved, rather decades and decades old dream turned into a reality through enduring and sustained efforts of this mighty Association. This breakthrough puts us in a highly strategic and decisive position in the middle level management. It is our responsibility now to deliver in an exemplary manner and thus fully live up to the trust that the top management has reposed in us in terms of setting up very high standards of deliverance and performance. This big dream has to lead to our occupying positions of SAG and top management of the Company shortly and our performance as DGS will be deciding factor to that.


The much delayed DGM promotions for 683 DEs is issued recently. The DPC for about 400 posts was completed more than one year back but due to court cases, the promotions were delayed unnecessarily. Remaining posts also were filled on war footing once management took the decision to promote the Executives because of our enduring and sustained efforts.

 

Today our occupying more than 65% of the DGM posts are just incredible and something that we could not even remotely contemplate about two decades before. This is the result of the BSNLMS RRs for which we fought in sustained way and strove tirelessly for and ultimately succeeded in getting these RRs promulgated in 2008. Definitely some of the recently promoted officers will occupy the posts of General Managers in the days to come, of course much depending upon our performance as DGMs. In that context, this DGM promotion will be a great milestone in the career growth history of Executives as well as SNEA. Even though this Association was relentlessly pursuing issuing of promotion orders virtually on a day to day basis, keen, sincere and serious initiative taken by CMD, DIR(HR), GM(Pers) etc to clear the deadlock prompts our greatest gratitude and indebtedness to them to be placed on record.   

Now we are occupying the strategic middle level management. Strategic and quick decisions have to emanate at this level. The management had full faith on us and we have to deliver. We wish our promoted Comrades all the success in their new assignment and are confident that they will live up to the trust that this Association and the management has reposed in them in terms of deliverance.

29-04-2016


View Corporate Office Orders:
Seniority List in the grade of regular AOs - Sr AOs- Informations required Reg.
Appointment of JAO on probation under DR quota after pre-appointment training with effect from 15-02-16 reg.
DE Transfer - Cancellation - Modification order.
DE Transfer - Modification order.

28-04-2016


Congratulations to AP Circle: 2015-16 revenue increased by 159.83 Crores (+7.77%) comparing to 2014-15. The details of other Circles also may be send to CHQ... View AP revenue Details

28-04-2016


SNEA served notice for trade union actions as per the decision of the Kolkata CWC:

 

Charter of demands:

 

1. Implementation of Joint Committee recommendations on:

a)    Standard pay scales of E2, E3 replacing E1A and E2A,

b) Time Bound Functional promotion or CPSU cadre hierarchy,

c)   Uniform TBP between 4 to 5 years instead of 4 to 6 years w.e.f 01.10.2000.

2. 30% Superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited Employees.

3. Officiating pay fixation, pay protection – withdrawal of wrong clarifications issued on 30.05.2007 and 19.02.2010.

4. Promotions in different wings from JTO to SDE, JAO to AO, SDE to DE/EE, AAO to CAO and DE to DGM.

5. Membership verification among Executives Associations by addressing the issues raised. Restoration of trade union facilities and deduction of subscription from Salary till membership verification is conducted.

6. First Time Bound Promotion after 4 years from Lateral JTO and Sr SDE grades as done in the case of AAO and Sr AO grades.

7. Notional pay of E1A and E2A for Civil/Elect wings w.e.f 01.10.2000.

 

Programme of Trade Union actions:

 

Massive Dharna at BSNLCO, Circle/SSA HQs: 11th May, 2016

 

Relay Hunger Strike at BSNLCO, Circle/SSA HQs: 18th, 19th and 20th May, 2016.

 

If the issues are not resolved, more vigorous trade union actions will be resorted to from June, 2016.

Notice for Trade Union actions

28-04-2016


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28-04-2016


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28-04-2016


Meeting with DIR(HR): GS and AGS met DIR(HR) on 27.04.16 and held discussions on KTK issue where CGM is deviating from the settled policy on JTO promotion and postings and settlement of Rule 8 and other Inter SSA transfers. Assn demanded that there should not be any deviation from the earlier policy. DIR(HR) immediately spoken to CGM/KTK Circle and directed him to strictly follow the earlier policies and settlement with SNEA in the posting of JTOs as per the earlier practices. When promotion orders are issued, they have to be utilised for settling the Rule 8 and Inter SSA tfrs as usual and there should not be any long standing transfers for their substitutes, DIR(HR) told. There should not be any deviation from the settled principle and if there is any change adopted now, it has to be corrected and go back to the old practices, DIR(HR) directed CGMT. When CGMT tried to convince her that there is no deviation, DIR(HR) directed him to examine the matter again as BSNLCO received complaint in this regards from Assn. Further DIR(HR) directed GM(Pers) to speak to concerned officers of KTK Circle again and ensure that the settled policies are followed and transfers are implemented.

Our KTK comrades are on agitation against the CGM on various issues like growth related issues, poor performance of CGM, deviation from the policies on transfer and postings etc. 

28-04-2016


Meeting with GM(FP): GS, CHQ President and Advisor (Fin) Com Sudha met GM(FP) and held discussions on the following issues:

1) Filling up the posts of DGM by relaxing the qualifying service: GM(FP) informed that last MC meeting approved the relaxation and further necessary action will be taken to fill up the 210 DGM vacancies.

2)  Diversion of 25% MT quota to promotion quota for Adhoc CAO promotion: The proposal was pending with BSNL Board. Since diversion of quota didn’t require Board approval, a proposal has been sent to Pers section to withdraw the Board memo. Once the Board memo is withdrawn, further action will be taken based on the approval from MC.

3) Court cases at Chandigargh on JAO to AO and AO to CAO promotions: The case is listed for 20.05.2016. However it became complicated as the court directed to implead the affected parties also, GM(FP) informed.

4) JAO posting against the 61 unfilled vacancies of 2010, carried forwarded to 2012 LICE in Kerala Circle: Assn explained that the unfilled vacancies of 2010 for all the Circles were carried over to the 2012 examination. There was a court direction against the result of the 2010 examination against which SLP is pending before the Hon SC. Postings were given against these carried forward vacancies in 2012 LICE by all the Circles except Kerala Circle. Earlier CGMT Sri Rao was not inclined to give them posting citing SLP. Against this decision, large number of affected employees approached Hon CAT and recently got a favourable judgment. Hon CAT directed to give them appointment after taking an undertaking that their postings will be subject to outcome of the pending SLP. Since SLP outcome is applicable for all the Circles for the 2010 exam, Hon CAT observed that there is no merit in discriminating the candidates of Kerala Circle alone. Assn demanded that as per the court direction, postings may be given immediately taking an undertaking as directed by the court as their service benefits will be counted only from the date of joining. GM(FP) informed that the details are received two days back and assured that it will be examined first and if necessary, further discussion will be held with the Assn.

28-04-2016


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28-04-2016


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28-04-2016


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27-04-2016


DGM (Adhoc) promotion orders issued for 20 missing cases.

Promotion order

26-04-2016


DIR(HR) called a meeting of SNEA, AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA today to finalise the implementation of standard pay scales of E2 and E3 replacing E1A and E2A as recommended by the Joint Committee: The Jt Committee made two recommendations regarding pay scales, 1) replacement of intermediary pay scales of E1A with E2 and E2A with E3 for JTO, SDE and equivalent cadres and 2) to make necessary changes in the EPP to avoid anomalies.

Assn demanded that E2, E3 pay scales are to be implemented as per the recommendations of the Jt Committee after incorporating necessary safety clauses in the EPP to avoid anomalies. At the same time, the assured 5 promotions also to be continued in the future, which is part of the absorption conditions. Recommendation of CPSU cadre Hierarchy and 1st TBP is fully linked with the recommendation on pay scales. DIR(HR) finally informed that the recommendations of Jt Committee will be implemented first and other fresh demands will be examined later after obtaining further inputs.

Assn requested to implement the recommendations at the earliest by taking the approval in the next BSNL Board meeting itself since 3rd PRC will be constituted soon.