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Messages updated during the month of  Jul 2021

23-07-2021

Unfreezing of IDA w.e.f.01.07.2021:

NCOA is in continuous touch with DPE on this issue.

Few days back, Secretary General/NCOA and GS/SNEA met Joint Secretary/DPE and discussed this issue. Jt Sec assured immediate action once Central Govt takes decision for Central Govt employees. Central Govt now restored the DA revision w.e.f 01.07.2021.

As assured to us, DPE processed the proposal for unfreezing of IDA w.e.f. 01.07.2021 for CPSU employees. We expect early orders. 

23-07-2021

Negotiation on Group Health Insurance Scheme.

On 22.07.2021, the Committee and Recognised Union and Association leaders have negotiation with the New India Insurance company broker on the premium rates and other issues. The broker clarified various points raised by the leaders and the Committee members. There are three good TPAs having good track record of which BSNL employees can select one, it is informed. The main negotiation was on reducing the base premium rate and maternity coverage. The Insurance Company broker informed that they will revert back on these issues by 23.07.2021 evening.

GS and President of SNEA, GS/BSNLEU and representatives of AIGETOA and NFTE, Committee members Sr GM (Estt), Sr GM(Admn), Sr GM(SR) and Sr GM(Fin-CFA) attended the deliberations.

21-07-2021

20-07-2021

Pay loss issue for the LICE JTO/JAOs:

Committee made the presentation to President and GS on 18.07.2021.

The Committee formed in the last CWC meeting made indepth analysis of the issue. The JEs of 2007, 2008 and 2009 batches recruited in the pre-revised scale prior to 2nd PRC implementation (07.05.2010) are the sufferers. Most of them become JTO/JAOs through LICE held in 2016.

They were fixed in the revised scale at Rs 14010/- where as they have to get Rs 16450/- as initial basic pay as per 2nd PRC. This is an anomaly identical to the 22820 issue for the JTO/JAOs recruited in E1A scale.

The Pay loss Committee for LICE JTOs, Com Vismay Oza (GUJ, Chairman), Com Manish K P(KRL), Com Datta Dublie (MH), Com Shailendra Solanki(MH), Com Anadaram Jangid (RAJ), Com Moolchand Prajapati (UPE) and Com Niranjan Sahoo (OD) studied the issue and prepared a presentation to the President and GS on 18.07.2021. AGS, Jt Sec( C) and CS/UPE was also present.

After discussion it is decided to take up the matter with BSNL management, separately with all justifications at appropriate time. The roadmap for settling the issue also deliberated. The outcome of the Committee formed by BSNL to make recommendations on the pay loss issue of Rs 22820/- for the JTO/JAOs recruited in E1A scale is awaited.

In the meantime, a common representation will be prepared by the Committee and all the affected JTO/JAOs will send the same to BSNL management for the redressal of the issue. 

19-07-2021

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

Our views on Manpower Norms for finalization of sanction strength in BSNL-Post VRS. Further Post reduction in any cadre can be considered only after BSNL switching over to Time Bound Promotion Policy.

In all wings, we demanded ensuring proper promotional avenues before restructuring.

When posts are interchangeable, naturally the promotion from JTO to SDE and JAO to AO shall not depend on availability of posts, it should be on Time Bound basis, within the combined strength of JTO and SDE, JAO and AO etc.

If Hierarchy is to be maintained, then AGM and DGM posts cannot be made interchangeable. If AGM and DGM posts are interchangeable, then combined strength of AGM and DGM is to be taken and promotion from AGM/CAO/EE to DGM/SE should be on Time Bound basis.

DGM and GM posts can be made interchangeable.

In the major Telecom stream we justified, 27,000 SDE/JTO posts, 5,000 AGM posts (excluding MT quota) and 1,332 DGM posts. We demanded similar norm for other streams also. By this promotion from JE to JTO, JTO to SDE promotion upto 2012 batch, SDE to DE promotion upto 2013 promotion and DE to DGM in equivalent cadres can be ensured from the beginning itself.

In the future, it will take care of the promotions avenues from JE to JTO, JTO to SDE, SDE to DE and DE to DGM equivalent cadres.

We will not allow any post reduction in the name of restructuring unless and until our promotions are assured.

GS letter to CMD

15-07-2021

15-07-2021

All Unions and Associations in BSNL (AUAB) notice to Secretary/DoT and CMD/BSNL on the charter of demands, mainly related to BSNL viability.

 

Programme of action: Placard showing on 15.07.2021.

At New Delhi, programme before Sanchar Bhavan (DoT) at 11 AM to 12 PM.

AUAB Notice

15-07-2021

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

Pathetic condition of Promotion in Civil/Elect/Arch wings: 1990 Rect JTO(Arch) is waiting for 1st promotion for 31 years! Promotion from JTO(C/E/Arch/TF) to SDE(C/E/Arch/TF) and in PA/PS, CSS cadres are to be completed before restructuring and post reduction at par with 2012 JAOs promoted on 29.06.2018. Similarly SDE(C/E) to EE(C/E), SDE(Arch/TF) to AGM(Arch/TF) and AO to CAO promotions also to be completed for all the eligible Executives before restructuring and reduction in posts by any means.

Management assured promotion to all these deprived classes by switching over to Time Bound Promotion Policy before imposing cut in the number of posts. This assurance and Board decision is pending for implementation.

GS letter to CMD

14-07-2021

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

Circulation of AIEL 3 and promotion to all the left out JTOs of 2008 batch, SRD JTOs of 2010/11 and 2012 batch JTOs on priority at par with the JAO 2012 batch promoted on 29.06.2018:

Since BSNL management started promotions before finalization of the Restructuring plan, it is requested to promote the left out JTOs of 2008 batch and all the JTOs upto 2012 batch immediately at par with the 2012 batch JAOs promoted on 29.06.2018, by any means. Any post reduction and restructuring in BSNL has to take place only after the promotion.

The promotion was ready in 2018 itself, who delayed it?

Since 2010, one Assn stopped JTO to SDE promotion demanding Date of Joining as seniority criteria instead of Rect year. In 2018, they filed contempt case and stopped the SDE promotion for 2001 to 2008 JTOs for another 3 years. Now promotions issued based on vacancy/Rect year for the vacancies from 2011 onwards, after 10 years.

Their contribution is delay in promotion for 5 to 6 years. They promised promotion to all 2008 JTOs but….

They are supporting management and trying to derail Time Bound Promotion from 01.07.2018 which is beneficial to all … 

GS letter to CMD

14-07-2021

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

Mess created by BSNL management by circulating SDE(T) seniority list 9. Only viable option is to promote all the eligible SDEs in list 8 and the SDEs promoted in 2OO9, 2011 and 2013 (seniority list 9, 10, 11, 12 & 13) altogether as done in 2018. All these promotions are to be completed before restructuring and reduction in posts:

Since BSNL management started promotions before completion of Restructuring, it is requested to promote all the SDEs in list 8 as AGMs first followed by the SDEs promoted in 2009, 2011 and 2013.

In JTO case, one Assn opposed Vacancy /Rect year and fought the case for almost 10 years demanding Date of Joining.

Today they are demanding Vacancy year as criteria instead of Date of Joining for SDE seniority.

Different stand for different cadres and filing court cases.

Are they accepting that their stand on JTO seniority was wrong?

Their true color coming out. Due to their negative attitude, Executives are suffering.

GS letter to CMD

14-07-2021

GS writes to Shri R K Goyal, Chairman of the Committee:

Submission of inputs /comments by SNEA for consideration by the Committee constituted to examine the pay loss issue of Executives recruited in E1A scale (issue of Rs 22820 as initial Basic pay).

SNEA submission to the Committee

14-07-2021

GS writes to Shri P K Purwar, CMD, BSNL:

Extending E1+5 increments to post 2010 Recruited JTO/JAOs as an interim measure to address the huge pay loss of thousands of JTO/JAOs recruited from 2010 onwards in the provisional Pay Scale of E1: 

GS letter to CMD

14-07-2021

GS writes to Shri R K Goyal, PGM (Pers):

JTO to SDE promotion – Missing cases.

GS letter to PGM(Pers)

14-07-2021

Submission of inputs /comments for consideration by the Committee constituted to examine the pay loss issue of Executives recruited in E1A scale (issue of Rs 22820 as initial Basic pay)

BSNL Management sought the comments from SNEA. We will be submitting our views today itself demanding Rs 22820 as initial basic for the Direct rect JTOs of 2007 & 2008 batch and DR JAOs of 2010 batch.

Similar letter issued to AIGETOA also today. 

BSNL letter to SNEA

13-07-2021

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

Manpower norms for finalization of sanctioned strength in BSNL – post VRS. Post reduction in any cadre will be opposed tooth and nail unless and until BSNL switching over to Time Bound Promotion Policy approved by the BSNL Management. It will seriously affect the promotional avenues of all the Executives working in BSNL. The senior most Executives may get one promotion and retire without second promotion. Others may not even get one promotion in their entire service!

GS letter to CMD

13-07-2021

GS writes to Shri. Arvind Vadnerkar, Director(HR), BSNL:

JTO(T) to SDE(T) promotion dated O8.O7.2021 - The promotion should be effective from 29.06.2018 with all consequential benefits as the promotion delayed due to the court cases and vacancies existing on that date. Their juniors in other streams promoted on 29.06.2018 itself for the same/later vacancies and parity is to be brought among equivalent cadres in different wings.

 

We are not able to celebrate the promotions as the orders given effect from O8.O7.2021 only instead of 29.O6.2018, the date on which their juniors in other streams got promotion. Even the SC/ST backlog vacancies of 2009-10 and 2010-11 also given effect from O8.O7.2021 only. In fact all these JTOs are eligible for promotions on 29.06.2018 itself. The promotion orders for VY 2011-12 come after 10 years in 2O21, creating irreparable damage to the career progression of the JTOs.

GS letter to Director(HR)

13-07-2021

All Unions and Associations in BSNL (AUAB) notice to Secretary/DoT and CMD/BSNL on the charter of demands, mainly related to BSNL viability.

 

Programme of action: Placard showing on 15.07.2021.

 

Hunger Fast on 28.07.2021.

AUAB Notice

09-07-2021

Today met PGM Pers and discussed on the issue of consideration of Promotions of others wings -Civil / Electrical / Arch / Finance / TF / CSS etc. PGM Pers informed that the Promotions were issued to Telecom Wing considering the vacancies upto 31st December 2018. Hence it will be the yard stick for all other wings also and DPC Process will begin shortly. On the non filling of PWD vacancies in the Promotions issued to Telecom wing, assured to look into the issue and asked us also to verify with Establishment wing their recruitment year. Requested to direct the concerned for the preparation of the AIEL 3, PGM Pers responded positively.

View Corporate Office Orders:
Promotion of 7 JTOs (T) to SDE (T) in BSNL against 67% seniority-cum-fitness quota (Promotion quota) - reg.
SDE Seniority List No- 9 - Corporate office has issued Speaking order.
Revalidation of BSNL Medical Card and payment of medical cash allowance with / without voucher facility to Retired Employees-reg, 

08-07-2021

View Media Reports:

08-07-2021

We Sincerely thank Hon’ble CMD BSNL Sh P.K. Purwar Ji, Director HR Sh Arvind Vadnerkar Ji, Sh R K Goyal Ji, PGM Pers, Smt Anita Johri- Sr GM SR & DPC Chairman  and other DPC Committee members- CLO and DGM Pers(JM) for completing the herculean task in records time. We will be failing on our part if we do not thank the efforts of all the Officers of the Pers section who have worked round the clock right from the preparation of eligibility list, corrections, feeding the data and updating the VC status and helping for the smooth conduction of the DPC. Finally we thank all the Circle Secretaries and their teams for their untiring efforts.  

Congratulations comrades....
Promotion of JTOs (T) to SDE (T) in BSNL against 67% SCF (Promotion quota) - Order released by Corporate office........View Order copy.
View Promotion List:

07-07-2021

AGS(HQ) Just now Met PGM Pers. PGM Pers told that 3800 JTOs will be Promoted as SDEs and orders are expected today. It will cover upto 2008 partially. Also discussed on the corrections of the Circles shown wrongly. PGM assured to put the note in the Promotion Orders.

07-07-2021

Final All India Gradation List-2 of JTO(T)s

Order Copy
Recruitment Year wise List
2002200320042005
200620072008

06-07-2021

Constitution of CPCs for the promotions to various grades in respect of all streams as per BSNL MSRR 2009 - reg .... View Corporate office order.

06-07-2021

View Media Reports:

05-07-2021

Extension of timelines for processing of e-APAR (through ESS portal) for year 2020-21- reg....View Corporate Office instruction.

05-07-2021

03-07-2021

AUAB holds crucial discussions with CMD/BSNL and other Board of Directors on 02.07.2021:

The AUAB held a crucial meeting on 02.07.2021 with Shri. P K Purwar, CMD/BSNL. General Secretaries /Representatives of SNEA, BSNLEU, NFTE, AIGETOA, AIBSNLEA, SEWA BSNL, BSNL MS, SNATTA, AITEEA, BSNL ATM, TEPU, BSNL OA and BEA participated in the meeting. From management side, DIR(HR), DIR(CFA), DIR(Fin), DIR(CM), DIR(EB) and many senior officers of BSNL Corporate Office participated. The meeting went on for three and half hours in the Conference hall.

Leaders of the AUAB forcefully demanded prompt upgradation of the BTSs to immediately launch 4G services. Payment of salary on the due date of every month was prominently raised. Improving the FTTH service, improving the maintenance of Transmission network as well as landline and BB services etc were raised. Present Governments plan for raising Rs 40,000 Cr by monetizing BSNL Towers and Optical Fibre was severely opposed. Proposal of the management for restructuring BSNL manpower came under severe criticism. Regarding the Super Annuation Benefits, it was firmly demanded that BSNL Management should immediately take steps to increase its contribution upto 30%. The BSNL Management Policy of continuing to rely on ITS Officers to run the company was severely criticised. Many other issues related to the employees and the BSNL revival were also raised.

03-07-2021

The All Unions and Associations (AUAB) meeting held on 01.07.2021 discussed major issues related to BSNL Revival and finalised the charter of demands and some programme of actions to start with. Important decisions of the AUAB meeting is given as a Circular for vide publicity among the employees and the public.

AUAB Circular on important decisions of AUAB meeting held on 01.07.2021

03-07-2021

JTO to SDE promotion

As reported, management is making all efforts for issuing the promotion orders at the earliest. Reminder issued to send the VC for AIEL1 and AIEL2 latest by 04.07.2021. All Circles to expedite. 

01-07-2021

View Media Reports:

01-07-2021

View Corporate Office Instructions:
Implementation of procedure to be adopted for reimbursement of claims for Briefcase / Mobile / Newspaper and Towel etc reg.
Processing of eAPAR in case of demise of Reporting officer - Clarification reg.

01-07-2021

The court case filed at Hon Jabalpur CAT by few JTOs regarding JTO to SDE promotion is dismissed today:

Management is exploring the possibility of JTO to SDE promotion.

30-06-2021

Editorial

BSNL Revival is at doldrums, employees are to come out once again to protect the company as done earlier. SNEA to take the leading role:

With lot of struggle and sacrifices by the employees for many years, Govt forced to announce the BSNL Revival Package on 23.10.2019. If we analyse the implementation of the package, the most critical proposals of launching of 4G services and Land monetization to clear the debts are not taken place even after 20 months. BSNL management and the Govt took VRS for the employees as the first agenda and completed it in time. After that we are not seeing such enthusiasm on the part of BSNL management on 4G launching. Instead of upgrading BSNL network having 4G compatible equipments with 2 to 3 months time, management looking for new tender worth 9000 Crores. The cost of upgradation will be less than 20% of the tender cost. The upgradation can be completed in 2 to 3 months time whereas the new tender will take minimum 2 to 3 years! Already we lost 20 months.

On the similar lines another critical proposal, land monetization not picked the momentum. The hard earned money is spending for clearing the bank loan, keeping aside salary payment and other important operational expenses.

In between the vested interests having no concern about BSNL future once again started malicious propaganda about 2nd VRS, to divert the attention of the employees. There is no such proposal at all. If 2nd VRS is coming at any point of time, it will be FOR THE CLOSURE OF BSNL, NOT FOR REVIVAL. Those vested interest propagating VRS should understand that after another VRS, BSNL will not remain as a Pan India operator as of now and many youngsters will lose their job.

Management altogether missing the vision and future road map. Transmission network deteriorating due to manpower shortage and fund crunch but it is not the priority for the management. Net result is that even the FTTH connections are surrendering due to poor backhaul connectivity. Cluster maintenance became another big liability for BSNL, quality of service compromised, resulting large scale surrender of LL and BB connections. Restructuring lagging behind, leaving many critical positions vacant for years, severely affecting the services. Rationalization of the available staff through minimum redeployment not took place by giving focus on field requirements. Restructuring is becoming a tool to protect the senior level posts (where no Officer from BSNL available) as we had seen in earlier restructuring exercises.

Comrades, BSNL is dying infront of us. Govt and BSNL management is responsible for that. We will be equally responsible if we became a mute spectator at this crucial hour when BSNL future is at stake.

30-06-2021

GS writes to Shri Arvind Vadnerkar, DIR(HR), BSNL:

1) Request for circulation of All India Eligibility List No:3 of JTO (T) recruited against the recruitment years 2009 to 2012.

2) Modification of request transfers of SDEs from Hard Tenure Stations to choice stations/Circles

GS letter to DIR(HR) on AIEL 3GS letter to DIR(HR) on posting to choice stations after completion of Tenure Circleenure

30-06-21

CHQ extends best wishes for all  comrades  who  retire today on superannuation, for a happy and peaceful  retired  life. Comrade you are starting a new journey  and  exceptional chapter of your life. May your days be filled with elation and triumph.  We thank you for your dedication & congratulate you on your retirement.