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25-11-2020


General Strike by Central Trade Unions on 26.11.2020

SNEA extends solidarity and support to the Strike

25-11-2020


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Change of HQ from Jabalpur to Bangalore, structure and rationalization of staff of Inspection and QA Circle - reg.
Non submission of online self appraisal (eAPAR) through ESS portal from year 2016-17 to 2019-20-reg.
Transfer and Posting in the grade of SDE (Civil) - reg.

25-11-2020


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25-11-2020


GS writes to Shri P K Purwar, CMD/BSNL.

1. Promotion from DGM(Adhoc) to DGM(T/Fin) on Regular basis – All the DGM posts (100%) are vacant today. All the VRs optees in DGM Grade were working on Adhoc basis and hence the number of DGM posts will not change:

2. Onetime relaxation in the qualifying service for Promotion from DE(T)/CAO to DGM(T/Fin) Grades to fill up all the vacancies on regular basis. DE/CAO promotions delayed due to court cases and all the DE/CAOs are having sufficient experience in the DE/CAO cadre on Officiating/Adhoc/regular basis and satisfy the spirit of the RR provisions of 4 years of experience:

DGM promotion will result vacancy in DE/CAO cadres and thereafter in SDE/AO cadres.

GS letter to CMD

25-11-2020


GS writes to Shri Arvind Vadnerkar, DIR(HR) regarding Promotion from SDE to DE for the left out/missing cases who are seniors – the connected court cases over on 25.02.2020 but the promotion orders not yet issued.

GS letter to DIR(HR)

25-11-2020


It is learned that today the Empowered Technology Group (ETG) meeting is scheduled for discussing the BSNL 4G tender issue.

24-11-2020


GS writes to Shri P K Purwar, CMDBSNL

Allotment of more funds for labour payment to clear the outstanding payments pending for months together in many Circles. The labours helped BSNL to maintain our services and earn revenue are really starving – immediate action for making the payments.

GS letter to CMD

24-11-2020



IDA freezing for CPSUs from 01.10.2020 to 30.06.2021

NCOA and AUAB calls for observing 25.11.2020 as PROTEST DAY.

National Confederation of Officers Associations (NCOA) calls for observing 25.11.2020 as PROTEST DAY.

All Unions and Associations in BSNL (AUAB) calls for Lunch Hour Protest Demonstrations on 25.11.2020.

All CSs and SSA Secs are requested to coordinate with other Assns and Unions to make the programme a big success.

24-11-2020


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24-11-2020


IDA freezing for CPSUs from 01.10.2020 to 30.06.2021

NCOA and AUAB calls for observing 25.11.2020 as PROTEST DAY.

National Confederation of Officers Associations (NCOA) calls for observing 25.11.2020 as PROTEST DAY.

All Unions and Associations in BSNL (AUAB) calls for Lunch Hour Protest Demonstrations on 25.11.2020.

All CSs and SSA Secs are requested to coordinate with other Assns and Unions to make the programme a big success.

23-11-2020


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Transfer Order in the grade of SDE Electrical reg.
Tenure Transfer Order of SDEs reg.

23-11-2020


UP (West) Circle Conference held at Agra on 21.11.2020

The Circle Conference of UP(West) Circle was held at Agra on 21.11.2020 maintaining social distancing and taking Covid 19 precautions. GS, CHQ President and AGS Com Sanjeev Sharma addressed the Conference. Delegates from various SSAs attended the Conference. An open session was held on the subject, Challenges before BSNL and Associations after the Revival package. Shri Sanjeev Aggarwal, CGMT/UP(W) was the Chief Guest. Shri Surya Kant, PGMTD/Agra and Shri Rajesh Kumar, GMTD/Noida also addressed the open session.  

In the open session focus, was on BSNL revival and ways to increase the revenue. CGMT focussed on utilization of available resources to increase the business and revenue. 4G launching is getting delayed which is a real concern. Employees demanding that Govt should allow BSNL to upgrade the existing 49300 BTSs and launch 4G services. Discussion on ICR pact with Vodafone is also going on. Land monetization is a major proposal by which only BSNL can wipe out thousands of Crores bank loans and really possible for getting BSNL revived. Cluster for BSNL land line maintenance is having lot of issues and in many places, it is not able to take off. Similarly, OF mtce also. FTTH model is very successful and DIR(CFA) is fully focussing it. It is a very successful model and more than 80,000 FTTH connections are provided per month. It is to be increased to 1 lakh.

CHQ leaders congratulated the Circle Office bearers, all the SSA Secretaries and activists under the dynamic leadership of CS and CP for the very good performance in the last MV and securing number one position in UP(W) Circle. SNEA is the largest Executives Association of BSNL Executives and continue to take up all the issues concerning the BSNL and the Executives, CHQ leaders assured.

In the delegate session, GS and President explained the status of various HR issues. On promotion, delegates demanded the promotion of all the eligible Executives. CHQ leaders assured that we are working for that and we will overcome all the obstacles through our unity and united struggles. Parallally we are working for the possibility of DPC as much possible and complete it before December end. From January onwards, our entire focus will be implementation of non-post based promotion as followed in all CPSUs (which is approved by the Board) and we will be starting the agitation programs till we achieve the goal. Preparation will start from 02.12.2020 onwards through protest demonstrations.

Other HR issues like standard pay scales of E2/E3, Pay loss issue, SAB, E1+5 increment, first TBP, E1A/E2A for Civil/Elect etc have financial implications and management is not positive in its attitude citing the poor financial conditions. We are focussing on regular payment of salary, labour payment, temp advance, electricity payment, rentals, medical treatment etc so that revenue can be increased. 

In the Circle Conference Com V.K.Yadav/AGM, Com R.P.Sharma/AGM, Com Deepak Muchhal/JTO and Com Abhishek Sharma/JTO are unanimously elected as Circle President, Circle Secretary, Circle Treasurer and Asst Circle Secretary(HQ). Com Vivek Saxena/JTO and D.P. Singh/JTO are elected as the CWC members. Majority of the OBs are JTO/JAOs.

CHQ extends best wishes to all the newly elected Circle Office bearers.

Newly elected Circle Office bearers of UP(West) Circle

23-11-2020


National Confederation of Officers Associations (NCOA) of CPSUs writes to Shri Prakash Jadadekar, Hon Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises against freezing of IDA. SNEA is a major constituent of NCOA. NCOA Core committee meeting held on 20.11.2020 also decided to observe 25.11.2020 as PROTEST DAY.

NCOA letter to Hon Minister

23-11-2020


IDA freezing for CPSUs from 01.10.2020 to 30.06.2021

NCOA and AUAB calls for observing 25.11.2020 as PROTEST DAY.

National Confederation of Officers Associations (NCOA) calls for observing 25.11.2020 as PROTEST DAY.

All Unions and Associations in BSNL (AUAB) calls for Lunch Hour Protest Demonstrations on 25.11.2020.

On one side Govt not implemented 3rd Pay Revision for many PSUs including BSNL. BSNL employees are working round the clock to maintain the essential telecom services during the Covid 19 pandemic. Many CPSUs are playing important role in maintaining the essential services during the Covid.

NCOA and AUAB deplore the Govt decision for Freezing of IDA in the name of Covid 19.

All CSs and SSA Secs are requested to coordinate with other Assns and Unions to make the programme a big success.

DPE Order freezing IDANCOA letter AUAB letter

20-11-2020


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20-11-2020


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20-11-2020


UP (West) Circle Conference will be held at Agra on 21.11.2020 (tomorrow)

19-11-2020


Twitter campaign on 17.12.2020 demanding Time Bound Functional Promotions w.e.f. 01.07.2018.

Open Twitter accounts for all the members. CS and SSA Secretaries have to open the Twitter account and instruct all the members to follow the Twitter account of CHQ, GS, Circle and SSA. 

SNEA/CHQ can be followed on @sneachq

General Secretary can be followed on @gssnea

CSs and SSA/Dist/Branch Secretaries to monitor the progress in Twitter a/c opening.

18-11-2020


All along, one Association was giving false hope to the Executives and confusing them by announcing every month/festival date as target date for promotion without understanding how promotions will take place. This is happening because they are far away from the reality, sitting far away from BSNLCO. Recently when SNEA reported again the factual position on promotions, they were compelled to find out the facts. Atleast now they understood that management linked all the promotions with Restg and in Restg process, drastic post reduction will happen. Till now either they are not aware of the facts or not telling the real facts to the Executives. Without hiding anything, SNEA frankly conveyed to the Executives many times earlier, months back, that management linked the promotions with the Restg and post reduction and not in a mood for conduction of DPC as they want to complete the Restg process first. Atleast now, they started understanding the issues which this Association foreseen years back and explained to the Executives, ie. Restructuring and resultant post reduction and its deadly consequences. They showed blind eye towards this serious issue and propagated everything is fine by giving false hope to the Executives. They never bothered to take up with the management against the very stringent provisional norms circulated on 26.12.2014 or again on 27.12.2019 for all the cadres upto AGM/CAO which reduces the posts by more than 60% or the Restg order dated 27.08.2020. At the same time SNEA immediately taken up the matter (SNEA letter dated 19.01.2015, 19.02.2015, 17.04.2017, 13.01.2020 and 07.09.2020), demanding more liberal norms for all the cadres with proper justification and relentlessly pursuing in meeting with concerned officers.

Restg is inevitable due to: i) massive surrender of landline connections based on which our maximum posts are justified and ii) VRS. The sanctioned posts available today in various cadres were created in 2004 as per the assets available at that time (mainly landline connections) except mobile sector where it happened in 2008. After 2004, no review taken place on the sanctioned posts. From 2014 onwards, management is trying for Restg and posts reduction. The proposal gone upto the BSNL Board and pending there, stopping all the HR initiatives. The need for delinking the promotion from availability of posts was recognized by SNEA and started working on it seriously since 2014. We stopped the Restg implementation for years together, till the new promotion policy approved as it will erode even our existing promotion avenues. Parallally, we worked out the new promotion policy, delinking it from availability of vacancies/posts and got it approved from the BSNL Board in May, 2018.

This Assn took stern action against those gone to the court against the declared stand of the Association, i.e. not to block any promotion. The committed activists of this Assn withdrawn from the case on the direction of the Assn showing their commitment and dedication. Those advocating restrain nowadays could take any such bold decision and implement it against their Office bearers who stayed the JTO to SDE promotion for 8 years from 2010 to 2018 at Chennai and Kerala? Leave action, did they atleast condemn their action, Never. They supported them even financially in Kerala case. Many young JTOs lost the promotion for years and thousands of JTOs retired without promotion. All along SNEA advocated not to challenge the settled principle followed in DoT & BSNL on JTO seniority fixation for some temporary benefits but they opened a Pandora box by demanding 1:1 promotion and Date of Joining Criteria for the promotion to SDE cadre. Now the same demand which they raised earlier is raised by the subsequent batches! SNEA always opposed the demand for 1:1 promotion (irrespective of Rect year) and Date of Joining Criteria, so we could direct our activists. But whether the other Assn is having the moral right to tell the subsequent batches, they should not demand 1:1 promotion and Date of Joining Criteria for the promotion to SDE cadre as SNEA done?

We advise them to work for the welfare of all the Executives, not just for taking credits or giving false hopes. Instead of temporary solution, long term solution is required, that is the lesson we learned from the past. It is not our agenda just to promote a JTO/JAO to SDE/AO and make them to retire thereon or maximum as a DE/CAO as happening today in BSNL? They should get an opportunity to move forward to higher posts and lead the company as GM, CGM etc. In other PSUs, its own officers are leading the company by taking promotions. This is possible only if they get promotions on Time Bound basis and reach AGM Grade atleast at the age of 40.

We sincerely hope that in the changed scenario, when they understood the ground reality, the deadly consequences of Restg and management intentions, they will also join hands for the smooth career progression of all the Executives through the implementation of the new non-post based Time Bound Functional Promotion policy (BEPPARR 2017  or CPSU CH) approved by the BSNL Board. Once it is implemented the senior Executives can get promotion from 01.07.2018 itself (by this time they will have 2 ½ years of service in the new Grade). Let them take the credit for its implementation, we are happy with the promotion to the Executives. Further we can work for non-post based promotion to DGM Grade also and for further improvement in the policy. We should not fall into the trap laid by the management in the name of Restg and DPC to derail the new promotion policy. When we support the ongoing DPC process initiated by BSNL and work for that till the end of December, 2020, our ultimate aim is the non-post based Time Bound Functional Promotion from 01.07.2018 for which we decided to launch the real agitations from 04th January, 2021 onwards.

18-11-2020


EPF full Pension option:

The data from A&N, KRL and RAJ circles received last week in addition to the earlier one. The data for the remaining Circles also to be expedited.