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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.
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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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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.

26-04-2016


Finally Kerala Circle Office issued order clarifying that Shri MSS Rao was not the CGM of Kerala Circle from 23.09.2015 

Order

25-04-2016


CEC meeting of Tamil Nadu Circle::The Circle Executive Committee meeting of TN Circle was held at Vellore on 23.04.2016. GS and CHQ / Treasurer attended the CEC meeting and explained the activities going on at CHQ level.

According to the initial figures, during the last financial year 2015-16, the TN Circle revenue increased from 2014 Cr to 2126 Cr and the loss has come down considerably from 474 Cr to 321 Cr. The CEC unanimously decided to work for wiping out the loss of 321 Cr this year itself. The SWAS programme successfully implemented in the Circle with the full involvement of the management. In most of the SSAs melas, road shows etc are going on and sales improved considerably.

SNEA TN adopted two SSAs during last year, Dharmapuri and Tuticorn which were the worst performing SSAs in the Circle. After the adoption, all the performance parameters improved in both the SSAs and both become top performing SSAs in the Circle setting example for other SSAs. TN Circle set an example by adopting such SSAs which can be followed by other Circles also.

 

GS in his address touched all the important developments at CHQ level. SWAS programme was announced by the Forum to give special focus on quality of services and development. It has given good impact in most of the Circles and SSAs. Forum extended the SWAS programme for the next financial year 2016-17 because of the importance of this year. The performance of 2016-17 is going to decide the future of the employees as the 3rd PRC is fully depending on the performance during 2016-17. Mgt is also taking important steps in this direction. Material availability improved, GSM expansion is going on by adding new BTSs also, major MPLS expansion is going on in which 232 edge routers are getting installed so that thousands of pending MPLS and leased circuits can be provided. Special focus on EB, NGN, Wi-Fi Hotspots, large scale expansion in OF network etc is going on. EB segment revenue is increasing considerably and this year also more focus can be given in this front. All the employees to work together to achieve the targets and better revenue generation this year, GS told.

 

On HR front, our focus is on some important issues. On JTO to SDE DPC, fresh VC is called by 09.05.16 so that all the preparatory work can be completed by the time of reopening of the Hon HC after the vacation. On E2, E3 pay scales, mgt is now serious to implement it as per the Jt Committee recommendation as 3rd PRC constitution is very close. CPSU and 1st TBP is also getting attention of mgt. On all the three issues, some negative forces are now working to derail the resolution. They had started new propaganda to confuse the Executives. Any fresh demand on E2, E3 pay scales or CPSU Hierarchy at this point of time only will derail the settlement as the mgt is not in a mood to consider any fresh demands having financial implications. Mgt want to stick to Jt Committee terms of reference and recommendations. Settlement of E2, E3 pay scales may not be the agenda of negative forces as they may not be benefitted out of that. Otherwise there is no need to raise fresh demands now after Jt Committee report. During the last 3 to 4 years, all are demanding replacement of non standard pay scales of E1A and E2A with E2 and E3 scales and finally got a positive recommendation from the Jt Committee. After becoming signatory to the recommendations, the reasons behind the fresh demands which raises serious doubts about their motives. Implementation of E2, E3 scales will decide the pay scale of the entry level executives and the grievances of the JTO/JAOs recruited in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 etc. On 26.04.16, mgt called a final meeting to decide the issue. We are waiting for the outcome. Implementation of CPSU cadre Hierarchy and first TBP, other two recommendations are fully depending on the settlement of pay scale issue as those recommendations are based on E2 and E3 scales. When all the promotions are stayed by various courts (JTO to SDE both seniority and LDCE, JAO to AO, SDE to DE, AO to CAO, SDE to EE etc), any attempt to delay the implementation of CPSU cadre Hierarchy and 1st TBP in the name of fresh demands will be suicidal. Meanwhile all the efforts are being taken to vacate the stay on various promotions and conduct the DPCs till CPSU hierarchy implementation.

Superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited employees to be settled immediately. The assurance given to us of 6% to be implemented in true spirit taking the total contribution to 24%. Recently mgt assured us to reject the EF section findings of 13.8% contribution on medical and assured us to work out the actual amount. The difference will be added to the proposed 3%. We are committed to see that maximum contribution is coming from BSNL side as it is for the social welfare of BSNL direct recruits and closely watching the progress in this regard.

Offtg pay fixation issue, an issue which will face reduction and recovery in pay for thousands of SDEs, AOs, DE and CAOs who officiated in DoT or BSNL, after strong intervention by the ASSn, now management agreed to reconsider the issue. We will not allow any pay reduction or recovery. The wrong clarifications are to be corrected and withdrawn.

We are trying to resolve these important issues through mutual discussions. The pay scales are to be approved before 3rd PRC constitution. CPSU cadre hierarchy, 1st TBP, DPCs, officiating pay fixation, notional pay of E1A and E2A for Civil/Elect/Arch etc from 01.10.2000, membership verification, no discrimination in EPP or promotion etc are the important issues to be resolved immediately so that all the Executives can focus on growth of BSNL. If BSNL mgt is further delaying the settlement using others as a tool, we cannot be a spectator and we have to respond organizationally. We are watching the developments in this front closely and act on that very shortly. GS appealed to all the comrades of TN Circle, be ready for organizational actions on a very short notice to defeat the sinister game plan of mgt or the sections having vested interest to delay and deny the settlement of the issues.

Membership verification among Executives Associations is pursued vigorously. Mgt is not agreeing for subscription deduction before verification on the plea that it may influence the outcome of verification. But now mgt is seriously considering conduction of verification at the earliest. Appropriate action will be taken shortly to conduct the verification. We have to make serious preparations to face the verification. We have to reach out to each and every Executive and explain the role of the Assn in resolving various issues and the achievements during the last few decades and future agenda. Further, this Assn is in the forefront for the revival of BSNL as the future of every employee is depending on it. Our aim is to make BSNL a profit making CPSU again and get the best out of it in terms of pay, perks, benefits etc. TN Circle has to take lead as in the case of formation of SNEA with huge lead, GS told. CEC assured to work for that.

CHQ wishes all the success for TN Circle for their efforts to wipe out the losses of 321 Cr this year itself and extend them all support. 

23-04-2016


BSNL is proud to receive the Best PSU Awards 2015 Award under the category Highest Turnover PSU in Mini Ratna (Non Manufacturing) from Dr. Mahesh Sharma at the Dalal Street Investment Journal - DSIJ BestPSUAwards2015. Director (Fin) Smt.Sujata Ray & GM (CA) Sh. Madhav Punde received the award on behalf of  BSNL