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Messages updated during the month of  Apr 2017

29-04-2017

Indefinite Day long Relay Hunger strike (09.30 am to 05.30 pm) at BSNL HQ and Circle HQs starts from 01.05.2017 onwards.

Various SSAs should join the Relay Hunger strike at Circle HQs in rotation to make the programme successful. All our members should voluntarily come forward to participate in the Hunger Strike. This Relay Hunger Strike will continue till the issues are resolved to our satisfaction. CSs and other activists to chalk out the strategy accordingly.

The agitation programes will be further intensified after two weeks as reported earlier.

29-04-2017

JF, CHQ congratulate thousands and thousands of Executives joined their hands in the MASS CASUAL LEAVE on 28.04.2017 for protecting JTO/JAO and SDE/AO cadres from demotion, for protecting the status and dignity of the cadres. Thousands of Executives, irrespective of Association affiliation supported the agitation. As per the report, lot of Non Executives and office bearers of Non Executive Unions also take CL in support of the agitation.

However office bearers at various levels to identify the SNEA member not joined this programme, if any.

The 72 Hours Day and Night Relay Hunger Strike from 10.00 Hrs of 25.04.2017 to 10.00 Hrs of 28.04.2017 become a big success due to the Unity among the Executives. Irrespective of membership, large number of Executives joined the Relay Hunger Strike under the banner of JF. The resentment against the DoT on the rejection of standard pay scales of E2 and E3, non approval of HR issues in the Board, non settlement of HR issues in BSNL was clearly visible among the Executives. Most of the Executives observed hunger strike atleast one day. Congratulations to each and every one of them.    

At Ahmedabad, more than 800 Executives who were on Mass Casual Leave protested infront of BSNL Board of Directors, DIR(HR), DIR(CFA) and DIR(EB) and western Zone CGMs who are at Ahmedabad for West Zone review meeting. All of them assured to the protesting Executives that they are with the Executives and all the issues will be resolved in a time bound manner.

28-04-2017

In the discussions held with JF on 27.04.2017, DoT in principle agreed to review the PO issued on 28.03.2017. As decided in the meeting, BSNL will be sending the letter for review positively on Monday. Management has informed that they are arranging a joint meeting with MoS(C) office shortly. DoT/BSNL has sought some time to process the proposal again and for conclusive resolution of the pending HR issues. The discussions on HR issues will start from Monday onwards.

However, this is only half work done. We have to go miles ahead for resolution of HR issues in totality and for that a sustained and intensive struggle is required. We have to keep the momentum as it is and continue discussion with management and DoT.

In view of the above developments, JF decided to continue with the indefinite Day long Relay Hunger strike (9.30 am to 5.30 pm) at BSNL HQ and Circle HQs from 01.05.2017.

Other trade union programs of Indefinite Work According to Rule, Non Cooperation and Relay Hunger Strike at SSA HQs are deferred for a period of two weeks from 01.05.2017. The Executives from various SSAs should participate in the Relay Hunger Strike at Circle HQs and keep the momentum on.

Activists at all levels to keep organizational preparations to launch more intensified trade union programs immediately after two weeks.

28-04-2017

Joint Forum Relay Hunger Strike ends at 10 AM on 28-04-17 & Mass CL on 28-04-17

28-04-2017

Our Gujarat Comrades led by CS BG Patel and Jt Secy(w) Rakesh Mehta protested against Dir HR,Dir CFA , Dir EB and other CGMs of west zone Circle in favour of our genuine HR demands on 28-04-2017. All of them assured for an early resolution.

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28-04-2017

 Media News

28-04-2017

CS MP Circle, Com.S.Dutta Majumdar met Hon. MOC Shri Manoj Sinha  along with CMD BSNL, DIR HR and CGM MP  in TTC Jabalpur on 22-08-2017.

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28-04-2017

28.04.2017

MASS CASUAL LEAVE

In strong protest against the demotion of the cadres.

Demanding approval of E2 and E3 pay scales.

An important DAY for the BSNL Executives to manifest the UNITY.

Are you part of it?


72 hours Relay Hunger Strike ends at 10 am, today.

28-04-2017

After the meeting in DoT on 27.04.2017, JF leaders met CMD and DIR(HR) and thanked them for their strong and open support in the meeting held in DoT for E2 and E3 pay scales. Both of them assured that BSNL is committed to get E2 and E3 scales implemented and both are using their good offices for the intervention of Hon MOSC and Secretary. BSNL assured to send the letter to Secretary, DoT on Monday itself with all the additional points and justification for E2 and E3 scales.

It is understood that Management already written to Hon MOSC to call JF for discussion as situation is not under their control. CMD met Secretary, DoT on 26.04.2017 and briefed the situation and sought his intervention. Earlier he briefed the situation to Hon MOSC.

 

Comrades, DoT may take two to three weeks to review the decision if the same organizational pressure is maintained. Meanwhile other HR issues are to be discussed with BSNL. We have to keep the same tempo and organizational pressure and further in an intensified manner after two weeks. As we informed earlier, it will be a tough and prolonged agitation where we have to keep the momentum as it is for a longer period. Make preparations accordingly.

28-04-2017


View Glimpses of Photos of Relay hunger strike on 27-04-2017 (Day - 3):

27-04-2017

Meeting in DoT: DoT invited Jt Forum for discussion on the charter of demands. In addition to Jt Forum leaders, CMD/BSNL, DIR(HR), PGM(Estt) and GM(SR) also present in the discussions. DoT represented by Addl Secretary(T), Jt Secretary(A) and other officers.

At the outset we told Addl Sec that DoT is destabilising BSNL by creating industrial unrest in the company. If that is the intention of DoT, it is better to dismantle BSNL Board, BSNL can be run by DoT and all the employees can be taken to DoT. Otherwise DoT should allow BSNL Board to run the company.

On pay scale issue, we categorically told DoT that JF rejects the PO approved by DoT and will not accept demotion of the cadres. The pay scales of E2 and E3 approved by BSNL has to be approved as it is. AS(T) and other officers justified their action. Again we told them that DoT don’t have any power to lower the scales unilaterally and as per the Union Cabinet decision, pay scales are to be decided by Administrative ministry on the recommendations of the Board only and administrative ministry does not have any power to devise its own proposal.

On pay scale issue CMD/BSNL made its stand very clear by telling DoT that BSNL want to get E2 and E3 pay scales approved replacing E1A and E2A and DOT decision has to be reconsidered.

Finally DoT told BSNL to send a formal letter to Secretary, DoT for reconsideration of the issue and the same will be examined.

On other HR issues pending in the Board like SDE RR, E1+5 increments, MT quota diversion for CAO promotion etc, AS(T) made a comment that Board approval is not required when all other decisions are taken by MC. Then we demanded to record it as minutes of the board instead of making a verbal statement, on which he was non committal.

Comrades, AS(T) will not change the stand by his own. It requires tremendous organizational pressure and the intervention of the Hon Minister. So further organizational pressure is to be mounted. Though pressure created so far is having its effect but more pressure is required to break the ice in DOT and resolve the burning HR issues.

By evening all our CSs and SSA Secretaries should ensure that 100% of our Executives have submitted their Leave applications for tomorrow. All Executives should remain on leave and they need not come to office. 

26-04-2017

MASS CASUAL LEAVE ON 28.04.2017.

Good number of CL applications registered today and momentum is picking up. Remaining Executives should submit the CL or any eligible leave by tomorrow. All the Executives, irrespective of their membership should join this agitation programme and make it a grand success. It is the responsibility of every SNEA member to join this protest action as the number will give huge impact on the agitation and the settlement during negotiation. This number will be even monitored by the Govt. JF appeals to all the Executives to make a sacrifice for the cadre which had given everything to us.  The number will give a clear picture to the management and DoT, how much the Executives are agitated over the demotion of the cadres, lowering of pay scales and non settlement of HR issues. 

26-04-2017

On the intervention of the Ministers office and on the initiative of BSNL management, DoT called JF for discussion tomorrow at 11 am. CMD/BSNL, DIR (HR) and other officers of BSNL are also called for the meeting.

26-04-2017

DIR(HR) called a meeting of the Joint Forum today to discuss various demands. PGM(Estt), GM(SR) and DGM(Estt) also present. At the outset DIR(HR) clarified that BSNL is fully committed to the demand of E2 and E3 pay scales and written to DoT to reconsider the order issued on 28.03.2017 approving E1 and E2 scales and requesting to approve E2 and E3 scales as recommended by BSNL on 06.06.2016. DIR(HR) further informed that she didn’t told the PS to Hon MOSC that the PO is as per the BSNL proposal, in fact it is based on the earlier proposal of 2009, rejected by DoT twice. BSNL want to get E2 and E3 scales implemented. Another reminder has been issued by BSNL to DoT to approve its proposal of E2 and E3 scales. Further we had discussions on the meeting called by DoT, tomorrow.

Discussion on HR issues will be held on Monday in the presence of DIR(HR) after her return from tour.

26-04-2017

Second day of Relay Hunger strike.

More participation reported from various Circles and momentum is picking up. More are more activists from other Assns joined the agitation today. All Circle/SSA Secretaries should ensure that actual report on number of Executives on hunger strike is sent by the SSA/Circles to BSNL management. Since it is a do or die situation, all the Executives are requested to join the agitation from tomorrow.  More than 42000 Executives are working as either as JTO/JAO or SDE/AO equivalent grades and all of them facing reversion as cadre is downgraded. All the Executives are opposing this retrograde decision of DoT. Similarly other HR issues are to be resolved at the earliest. For that purpose, the agitations are to be intensified with more and more participation. 

26-04-2017

Convenor, Joint Forum requests Shri Nitishwar Kumar, IAS  PS to Hon MOSC, to immediately rescind presidential order No: 6-2/2016-SU dated 28.03.16 and consider latest proposal of BSNL dated 06.06.2016 to upgrade the scales of E1A and E2A to E2 and E3 against the backdrop of following crucial facts. More than 20,000   JTOs/SDEs and equivalent cadres face reversion because of this retrograde decision. 

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26-04-2017

View Glimpses of Photos of Relay hunger strike on 26-04-2017 (Day - 2).

26-04-2017

View Glimpses of Photos of Relay hunger strike on 25-04-2017 (Day - 1):

26-04-2017

Joint Forum writes to GS/BSNLEU, GS/NFTE BSNL and GS/SNATTA  seeking their whole hearted support and participation in all the trade union programmes for approval of standard pay scales of E2 and E3 and to protect the prestige and status of the entry level cadres of JTO/JAOs, SDE/AOs.

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25-04-2017

MASS CASUAL LEAVE ON 28.04.2017.

All the Executives, irrespective of their membership should join this agitation programme and make it a grand success. JF appeal to all the Executives to make a sacrifice for the cadre which had given everything to us.  The number will give a clear picture to the management and DoT, how much the Executives are agitated. It will give further momentum to our agitation and settlement of other HR issues.

Meeting with PS to Hon MOSC:

JF leaders met Sri Nitheswar Kumar, IAS and PS to Hon MOSC and had further discussions on standard pay scale issue. We explained to him that the PO issued by DoT recently is based on the 2009 proposal which was rejected by DoT twice, in 2011 and 2014. After rejection of the proposal, BSNL modified its proposal on 06.06.2016. But DoT didn’t acted on this revised proposal.

PS told us that these facts are not known to them and BSNL management didn’t briefed the issue to the Ministers office so far. Surprisingly it was also told by the PS to MOSC that when he contacted, DIR(HR) informed that this new PO issued is as per the BSNL proposal. We had given details of the letter written by DIR(HR) to DoT on 03.04.2017 requesting to reconsider the PO issued by DoT. On this PS assured to speak to DIR(HR) again.

Comrades, this shows that so far CMD and DIR(HR) seriously not taken up this burning issue with MOSC or his office. We have to mount tremendous organizational pressure on CMD and DIR(HR) which compel them to seek the intervention of Hon MOSC.

 First day of Relay Hunger Strike:

Outstanding response from almost all the Circles. Hundreds of Executives are on Hunger strike in all the Circles even during night hours. Executives taken this issues into their hearts and decided to fight for the cadre till the resolution of the issues. Joining of SNEA, AIGETOA and all other Assns together given momentum to the agitation. Further mobilisation required in HR and UP(West) Circles.

Large number of activists of AIBSNLEA also joined the Hunger Strike in various Circles. JAOs of 2010, 2012, 2015 and 2016 batches participated in the hunger strike expressing their concern over the issues. This shows the concern of the Executives towards core HR issues irrespective of Association affiliation.

JF reassure all the Executives participating in this crucial struggle for protecting the dignity and prestige of the cadres and settlement of other important HR issues, that it will not allow any victimization by the management.

Management invited the JF for a discussion today at 12.00 Hrs. However in protest against the management decision not to allow JF to erect tent at BSNLCO, JF decided not to go for discussions. In the evening police again denied permission to continue the Hunger strike after office hours. JF leaders categorically told the police officers that even if permission is not given, we will continue the Hunger strike up to tomorrow morning (24 Hrs) till next batch joins. Then police threatened to arrest all of us on Hunger fast and remove from the premises. We told police to do what they want to do and we are ready for arrest but will not leave the place. All the volunteers for hunger fast of 24 hours were ready to court arrest.  This all happened at the instance of the management. However, after our strong stand, the police left without arresting us.

All the Executives should be prepared for a long struggle, without losing their conviction and commitment on the issues. Ultimate success will be ours.

25-04-2017


72 hours Relay Hunger Strike - Day 1
Punjab Circle Photos

25-04-2017

72 hours Relay Hunger Strike starts from 10 am.

 

MASS CL ON 28.04.2017 by all the Execuitves.

Indefinite Relay Hunger Strike and Work According to Rule from 01st May.

 

Review the decision to downgrade the pay scales.

Approve standard pay scales of E2 and E3.

Against the demotion of the basic cadres of JTO/JAO and SDE/AO.

Against the pay loss.

For the settlement of burning HR issues.

24-04-2017

72 hours Relay Hunger Strike from 10 am, tomorrow.

MASS CL ON 28.04.2017.
Indefinite Relay Hunger Strike and Work According to Rule from 01st May.

The agitation to protect the Cadre from demotion, struggle for justified E2 and E3 pay scales is starting from tomorrow...
The pay scales of all the Executives recruited after 01.01.2007 either through direct rect or promotion (2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 batch JTOs and JAOs) will be decided by the agitation. The pay scales of the future rects and the recent LICE JTOs also will be decided by this. Other HR issues promotions, Superannuation benefits,  pay parity, first TB promotion, E1A and E2A from 01.10.2000 (For Civil - Elect - Arch -  PA - PS - TF), cancellation of DGM and MT RR etc are equally important.
Join the agitation programs irrespective of membership. Success of this agitation programs will decide our future. Gear up for the toughest struggle till the issues are settled.

All the Associations are joined or supporting the agitation.

24-04-2017

Circle Conference of UP West Circle is being held today at Aligarh.
CHQ President, General Secretary and Joint Secretary(Central) are addressing the conference.

20-04-2017

Comrades,

The 72 hours Relay Hunger Strike will be from 10:00 AM of 25th April 2017 to 10:00 AM of 28th April 2017. One batch will sit for 24 hours and will be replaced by another batch after 24 hours and so on. All Other will sit on Dharna. Maximum Participation of all the executives should be ensured in Dharna. Ladies Comrades should participate during day hours. 

All the office bearers should apply leave for four days beginning from 25thApril 2017 to 28th April 2017. The members sitting on hunger fast should also apply leave. All the Circle Secretaries and District Secretaries should serve the copy of the protest action programs under the banner of Joint Forum to their CGMs and SSA heads. Mass Casual Leave by all executives for 28th April 2017 should be ensured by Saturday, the 22nd April 2017.

Office bearers and members should start preparations for intensifying the agitation programs and work according to rule w.e.f 1st May 2017. 

20-04-2017

Social Security Scheme for the family members of BSNL Employees who die untimely Entirely to be funded by BSNL Employees on Pay roll.
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20-04-2017

AIBSNLEA extends active support to the agitation programmes being launched by Joint Forum of BSNL Executives Association
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19-04-2017

Joint Forum of BSNL Executives’ Associations      

Urgent attention of all CSs, SSA and Branch Secretaries … If joint meeting not held so far, convene Joint Forum meeting at Circle and SSA level urgently and form Core committees at Circle and SSA level to monitor the agitation programs. Start combined campaign at all the levels.

The status should be sent to CHQ by all Circle Secretaries on a daily basis.

The issues are very complex and through toughest struggle only we can have breakthrough. Almost 80% of the Executives (approx 40,000) are JTO/JAOs or SDE/AOs and the pay scale of these cadres lowered to E1 and E2. The pay scale of more than 40,000 Executives working as JTO/JAO, SDE/AO equivalent lowered to E1 and E2. Other HR issues like promotions, Superannuation benefits, first TB promotions, pay parity, E1A and E2A for Civil/Elect/Arch/TF/PA/ PS etc, scrapping of DGM and MT RRs etc are the need of the hour and a very tough struggle is needed ahead. If we think that the issues will be resolved sitting in the comfort of the offices, then we are simply befooling ourselves. Each one of us shall have to be part of this program with 100% commitment and without any apprehensions in mind. Those trying to enjoy sitting on fences and trying to weaken the struggle should be reprimanded by each and every Executive and such persons should be shown their true worth.

Toughest agitational programmes are announced in a short notice. The participation, involvement and the impact of this struggle will decide our destiny. So make all out preparations to face any challenge.

72 hours relay hunger strike (day and night) from 25th to 27thwill be the first programme. List of Executives participating the Hunger strike may be prepared in advance. All the office bearers should apply leave for four days immediately and all the executives should ensure hundred percent participation.

28.04.2017 is the day of Mass Casual Leave by all the Executives. It requires massive campaign. Make sure that 100% joint forum members and other supporters also are submitting CL applications for 28.04.2017. We should ensure that each and every Executive who cares for the issues should apply leave.

From 01st May onwards, agitation programmes will be intensified. Indefinite Relay Hunger Strike and Work According to Rule will be starting from 01.05.2017.

Join the programs enmasse and make the programs a big success.

Success of this struggle will lead to resolution of the issues. It is going to decide our future. It is going to decide the implementation of Pay, Promotion and Pensionary Benefits for all the BSNL Executives for ever. 

19-04-2017

GS writes to Secretary DOT regarding Notice for Trade Union actions by Joint Forum of BSNL Executives Associations dated 10.04.2017 demanding approval of BSNL proposal of E2 and E3 pay scales – withdrawal of the trade union programs of Relay Hunger strike from 25th to 28th April, 2017 as per the notice served by SNEA dated 28.02.2017
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19-04-2017

GS writes to CMD regarding Staffing norms are to be finalised, atleast provisionally for the new business areas like Leased Circuits, MPLS Circuits, FTTH connections, Broad Band connections, Wi Max connections etc and justified posts are to be taken into account while finalisation of HR plan. Suitable direction may be given to Restg Cell to frame the provisional norms in consultation with buisiness verticals.
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19-04-2017

GS writes to CMD regarding Inordinate delay in implementation of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy replacing the existing EPP and post based promotions, creating large scale industrial unrest in BSNL which is in the revival mode: Click here to view the letter

19-04-2017

GS writes to Director HR regarding Extension of E1A and E2A pay scales notionally from 01.10.2000 for the JTO/SDEs in Civil/Elect/Arch/TF wings, PA/PS cadres and other equivalent cadres to bring parity with other cadres like JTO(T), JAO, SDE, AO etc
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18-04-2017

GS writes to CMD regarding Withdrawal of 48 Hours hunger strike on 18th and 19 April, 2017 demanding immediate implementation of CPSU Hierarchy w.e.f 01.01.2017 by replacing the Executive Promotion policy (EPP). Click here to view the Letter

18-04-2017

Dear Comrades, convene Joint Forum meeting at Circle and SSA level urgently. Form core committees in Circle and SSA level to monitor the agitation programs. Start combined campaign at all levels. All the coming programs are very crucial and make full preparations for the successful agitation programs.

18-04-2017

Joint Forum of BSNL Executives’ Associations      

Urgent attention of all CSs, SSA and Branch Secretaries … If joint meeting not held so far, convene Joint Forum meeting at Circle and SSA level urgently and form Core committees at Circle and SSA level to monitor the agitation programs. Start combined campaign at all the levels.

The status should be sent to CHQ by all Circle Secretaries on a daily basis.

The issues are very complex and through toughest struggle only we can have breakthrough. Almost 80% of the Executives (approx 40,000) are JTO/JAOs or SDE/AOs and the pay scale of these cadres lowered to E1 and E2. The pay scale of more than 40,000 Executives working as JTO/JAO, SDE/AO equivalent lowered to E1 and E2. Other HR issues like promotions, Superannuation benefits, first TB promotions, pay parity, E1A and E2A for Civil/Elect/Arch/TF/PA/ PS etc, scrapping of DGM and MT RRs etc are the need of the hour and a very tough struggle is needed ahead. If we think that the issues will be resolved sitting in the comfort of the offices, then we are simply befooling ourselves. Each one of us shall have to be part of this program with 100% commitment and without any apprehensions in mind. Those trying to enjoy sitting on fences and trying to weaken the struggle should be reprimanded by each and every Executive and such persons should be shown their true worth.

Toughest agitational programmes are announced in a short notice. The participation, involvement and the impact of this struggle will decide our destiny. So make all out preparations to face any challenge.

72 hours relay hunger strike (day and night) from 25th to 27th will be the first programme. List of Executives participating the Hunger strike may be prepared in advance. All the office bearers should apply leave for four days immediately and all the executives should ensure hundred percent participation.

28.04.2017 is the day of Mass Casual Leave by all the Executives. It requires massive campaign. Make sure that 100% joint forum members and other supporters also are submitting CL applications for 28.04.2017. We should ensure that each and every Executive who cares for the issues should apply leave.

From 01st May onwards, agitation programmes will be intensified. Indefinite Relay Hunger Strike and Work According to Rule will be starting from 01.05.2017.

Join the programs enmasse and make the programs a big success.

Success of this struggle will lead to resolution of the issues. It is going to decide our future. It is going to decide the implementation of Pay, Promotion and Pensionary Benefits for all the BSNL Executives for ever.

15-04-2017

Joint Forum of BSNL Executives’ Associations comprising of
SNEA, AIGETOA, BEA, BASE(India), BSNLOA and TSOA
served notice to Secretary, DoT and CMD/BSNL

Demands:

1. Approval of BSNL recommendation to replacement of non-standard pay scales of E1A and E2A with standard pay scales of E2 and E3 w.e.f 01.01.2007 as per Union Cabinet decision and DPE orders.

2. Approval of pending HR issues in the BSNL Board.

Protest action Program:

1. 25th, 26th and 27th April 2017 – 72 hours relay hunger strike at SSA and Circle Headquarters, Sanchar Bhavan/BSNL Headquarters.

2. 28th April 2017: One day Mass Casual Leave by all Executives of BSNL. 

3. 1st May 2017 onwards: Indefinite relay hunger strike at SSA, Circle and BSNL Headquarters and Work According to Rule along with Complete Non-Cooperation till resolution of the issue

4. The program shall be intensified further from 10th May 2017 onwards through more

Joint Forum of BSNL Executives’ Associations served notice to Secretary, DoT and CMD/BSNL demanding settlement of the following demands by 10th May, 2017  

 1. Immediate Issuance of Promotion Orders from JTO (T) to SDE (T) under DPC/LDCE quota and issuance of Promotion Orders in all other cadres, in all the wings under both quotas.

2. Extending 30 percent Superannuation Benefit to the BSNL recruited employees along with revision in date of implementation from the beginning. 

3. Extending initial basic of Rs. 22820/- to the Executives recruited post 01.01.2007. 

4. Uniform 1st Time Bound Promotion in Four Years for all Executives. 

5. Extending E1A and E2A scales notionally to JTO/SDEs of Civil/Electrical/Arch/TF wings and PA/PS cadres w.e.f. 01.10.2000. 

6. Scrapping of ongoing DR-DGM recruitment and DR-DGM/MT RRs.

7. Resolution of other long pending HR issues.

Comrades, it is a Do or Die battle for us. On pay scales DoT already issued PO and we have to mount tremendous pressure to reverse the order. For the seniors, it is their responsibility to protect the cadre and its dignity. What struggle they had done in 1986, 1996 and 2002 for the upgradation of the cadres remind us how important this issue for all of us. If we allow demotion of JTO and SDE cadre, tomorrow same fate may follow for other cadres also. The status of the company also will be degraded by the lowering of pay scales. For the youngsters, they have to understand that their pay and status is going down for ever. They should not allow the office bearers to be complacent and should mount pressure at each level by fully participating in the struggle. They have to take the lead in this crucial struggle to shake the DoT establishment. This will be the last opportunity for all of us to get this prestigious pay scale for the cadres, for the post 2007 rects and the future rects.

Similarly other HR issues also to be addressed without further delay. Promotions in all the cadres, Superannuation benefits, pay parity of 22820 for post 2007 rects, 1st TBP uniformly after 4 years, E1A and E2A for C/E/Arch/TF/PA/PS etc from 01.10.2000, scrapping of DGM and MT RRs are the main issues. All the issues will be settled only through struggles and continuous persuasion. Notice is already served and the success of the struggle fully depends on the participation of the members. Success of the struggle will lead to resolution of the issues.

Make all the preparations along with all other Assns. Make meetings at all levels and prepare every Executive to come out and join the agitation.

Click here to view Joint Forum letter to CMD
Click here to view Joint Forum letter to Secretary DOT

07-04-2017

Comrades,

In the final battle to get E2 and E3 pay scales, make all out preparations for the Full Day Dharna on 11th April and the Relay Hunger Strike from 25-28 April, 2017 at BSNL/Circle/SSA HQs followed by intensified programms by all the Associations on a joint notice from 1st May.

All the Associations will be supporting the Agitation on 11th and 25-28 April and joining the SNEA programmes. Contact the office bearers at all level. Seek the support of Non Executives Unions also.

The posters and banners can be printed in the name of Joint Forum of BSNL Executives Associations.

The status of the cadre is at stake...

The pay and pay revision for the post 2007 rects at stake....

The pay parity for the post 2007 rects at stake....

Even the pay revision for the 5 additional increments (E1+5) given for some batches is at stake as it [Rs 2620(19020-16400)] will be treated as Personal pay....

The status of the company at stake...

The power and authority of BSNL Board and BSNL management is at stake....

Our future is at stake ....

This struggle is against the highhandedness of DoT in the day to day affairs of BSNL.

The success of this struggle decides our future, settlement of several other issues and the future of the company.

07-04-2017

DGM DPC is progressing and almost in the final stage --- Promotion orders will be issued next week. We tried to get the orders atleast by this week, but DPC work delayed.

06-04-2017

Meeting of the Associations held today. All Associations will support and join the agitation programs on 11th April 2017 and then 25th to 28th April 2017 as per our notice by giving support letter. On 1st May onwards intensified programs on Joint notice on E2, E3 scales. On other issues, charter of demands will be given and if not settled in a time bound manner, agitation programs will be starting on that issues also. Details will follow.

06-04-2017

View Cor. Office Orders:
SDE Tenure transfer order.
DE transfer order - Cancellation reg.

06-04-2017

GS writes to PGM Pers regarding 

06-04-2017

View Media Reports:

06-04-2017

Attention CSs:
On 22-03-2017, NATFAM has sought the details of JAO qualified candidates yet to be trained including those qualified as per the revised results. The report is yet to be received from AP, BH, GJ, HR, JHA, NE I, OD, PB, TN and TLG Circles. Concerned CSs are requested to take up the matter with Administration for commencement of the training....

06-04-2017

NATFAM has sought the details of JAO qualified candidates yet to be trained including those qualified as per the revised results. All CS are requested to take up the matter with Administration for commencement of the training.... View Copy of the letter.

06-04-2017

View Glimpse of  Photos on Call Attention Day by Unions and Associations on 05-04-17.

05-04-2017

View Corporate Office orders::
DE tenure transfer order.
SDE Tenure Transfer order -I.
SDE Tenure Transfer order -II.
SDE Tenure Transfer order -III.
SDE Tenure Transfer order -IV.

05-04-2017

Payment of subscription and mailing of members list to the Association reg:  GS writes to GM / SR to direct all the Circles to mail the list in the mail id sneachq@yahoo.com and to the respective Circle Secretaries as given in the SR Cell letter dated 18.01.2017...... View Copy of the letter.

05-04-2017

SDE Request transfer order ... View Copy of the order.

05-04-2017

SNEA strongly protests the decision of the management to declare the DGM DR result instead of scrapping the examination. Such actions will further demoralise thousands of Executives who are waiting for their promotion for years together......GS writes to CMD - View copy of the letter.

05-04-2017

Recognition of Executives’ Associations Rules, 2014 notified on 06.01.2014 - GS writes to CMD regarding the suggestions pertains to various clauses / conditions for necessary amendments regarding.... View Copy of the letter.   

05-04-2017

Call Attention Day

05-04-2017

DEMANDS

(1)Settle Wage Revision of BSNL Employees w.e.f. 01.01.2017.

(2)Settle revision of pension from 01.01.2017.

(3)Implement 30% Superannuation benefits to DR employees.

(4)Calculate pension contribution on actual basic pay.

– Unions and Associations in BSNL

 

04-04-2017

On our strong protest, BSNL not endorsed the PO issued by DoT, with lower pay scales of E1 and E2. As per our demand, yesterday itself, BSNL written to DoT to reconsider its decision to lower the pay scales and approve the revised BSNL proposal of E2 and E3 scales. The earlier BSNL proposal of E1A and E2A was rejected twice by DoT on 24.01.2011 & 18.07.2014, then BSNL modified the proposal to E2 and E3 and now there is no proposal of E1A and E2A, BSNL stated. Further DoT approved two pay scales for the same cadre, E1A & E1 for JTO and E2A & E2 for SDE which is illegal. Comrades, this will strengthen our demand and the future struggles for E2 and E3.

Meeting with CMD on 03.04.2017 regarding the PO for E1, E2 pay scale: GS, President and AGS met CMD to discuss the issue. CMD informed that as discussed with us, BSNL will write to DoT to reconsider the decision as it is not BSNL proposal. BSNL will demand approval of the standard pay scales of E2 and E3 proposed by BSNL.

Meeting with DIR(HR) on 03.04.2017 regarding CPSU Hierarchy implementation: GS, President and AGS had discussions with DIR(HR), PGM(Pers) and GM(SR) on the remaining contentious issues. The major issues discussed are the court cases going on regarding seniority and reservation issues and its likely impact on the new promotion policy. Management want to make it sure that the new promotion policy will be litigation free. During discussions, DIR(HR) suggested to have more clarity on the proposals and then discuss with PGM(Legal) regarding the legal issues.

On Standard pay scales, DIR(HR) informed that as per earlier discussions with us last week, BSNL written to DoT to reconsider its decision to implement E1 and E2 scales which are not recommended by BSNL and approve BSNL proposal of E1A to E2 and E2A to E3 scales. 

03-04-2017

Call Attention Day on 05-04-17 by Unions and Associations - View Badge.

03-04-2017

GS writes to  Director HR regarding First Time Bound promotion uniformly after 4 years instead of 4 to 6 years as per EPP order dated 18.01.2007 ..... View Copy of the letter.

03-04-2017

GS writes to  PGM (PF-II), BSNL CO, Chairperson of the Committee regarding the Pay parity of Rs 22820/- for the post 2007 recruited Executives joined after 01.01.2007 .... View Copy of the letter.

03-04-2017

GS writes to  PGM Pers regarding
Consideration of request on promotion to the cadre of DGMs.
Consideration of transfer orders of DEs reg.
Consideration of transfer requests of SDEs to tenure Circles.
Consideration of transfer orders of SDEs reg.
Request for cancellation of transfer orders of DEs - I. 
Request for cancellation of transfer orders of DEs - II.

03-04-2017

Limited Internal Competitive Examination (LICE) for promotion from Group ‘C’ to the grade of JTO (T) under 50% quota for the vacancy year 2015-16 held on 11.12.2016 - Declaration of list of Qualified candidates

03-04-2017


03-04-2017

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03-04-2017

Meeting with Hon Minster scheduled for today on standard pay scale issue is postponed as Hon Minister is on tour and out of Delhi. 

03-04-2017

Comrades, so far there is no change in the Dharna on 11.04.2017 and Relay Hunger strike from 25th April. Assns will meet on 05.04.17 and if there is any change in the programmes, it will be announced.

02-04-2017

GS writes to CMD BSNL regarding immediate implementation of CPSU cadre Hierarchy w.e.f 01.01.2017 by replacing the Executive Promotion policy (EPP) comprising financial upgradation and functional promotions -- huge resentment among the Executives..... View letter copy.

02-04-2017

Editorial:
DoT’s retrograde and contemptuous thinking and action on standard pay scales pushes us to the wall. Decisive, sustained and do or die organizational actions unavoidable. Draw elaborate and foolproof strategies to recoil the sinister move.

Keeping in view the imperative need of accelerating the growth momentum in order to get the best decisions of the Government on 3rd PRC extended to us, we maintained studied silence and discreetly restrained ourselves from disrupting services on the issue of getting standard pay scales of E2 and E3 before 3rd PRC is implemented. However, true to their colours, and not surprisingly, bureaucrats in DOT, construing our silence of past more than a year as weakness, have been recklessly trying their level best to derail the issue and have virtually succeeded in their diabolical designs.

These sick bureaucrats, having no concern or affinity towards BSNL, rather hell bent upon to strangulate the continuing and unhindered growth march of BSNL, are leaving no stone unturned to create conditions of acute industrial turbulence so as to retard the ongoing crucial revival mode that BSNL has entered and which is picking up pace with the passage of each day. Ulterior motive of these bureaucrats is to create instability in BSNL so that their ugly agenda of decelerating growth of BSNL is achieved. In total disregard of the decisions of the Union Cabinet on 2nd PRC and the guidelines of DPE relating to introduction of only standard pay scales, these obdurate bureaucrats have targeted the issue of replacement of E1A and E2A by E2 and E2, decision that has been taken overwhelmingly by BSNL management. Even very specific instructions issued by DPE to DOT on 09.07.2014 to implement only standard pay scales in BSNL continue to be ignored by these thick skinned people. They are systematically working towards creating severe industrial unrest in BSNL so that their larger sinister objective of making us ineligible for 3rd PRC is also achieved, besides succeeding in demoting the basic cadres of JTO and SDE equivalent cadres. 

That reminds us of the fact that pay scales have not come to us on a platter but are the result of our historic and prolonged struggles of 1986, 1996 and 2002. Even on E2 and E3 pay scales, we have been tirelessly struggling since 2012, initially for constitution of the joint committee in 2012, then getting the proposal of BSNL to get corresponding replacement scales for E1A and E2A rejected by DoT and DPE in 2014, reconstitution of the joint committee of 2012 by Khan committee in 2015, approval of Khan Committee recommendations etc. It has been a big journey to get the issue of introducing standard scales of E2 and E3 reach this decisive stage.

Unfortunately, both BSNL management and the notorious bureaucracy in DOT got a shot in their arm to jeopardize the issue in the name of cascading and that card is being very skilfully played by both the BSNL management and the DOT to derail the issue. Making cascading as its forte, bureaucrats in DOT are working overtime to build strong justification to reject E2 and E3 on grounds of cascading. Thus to appease the champions of cascading, these retrograde bureaucrats are finding adequate justification to demote basic cadres to E1 and E2 from E1A and E2A.    

On the justification front, BSNL was making profit in 2007 and full 30% fitment was given to all the Executives on 2nd pay revision. So the demand for E2, E3 pay scales as per 2nd PRC recommendation is fully justified and legitimate and there is no ground to reduce the pay scales whatsoever. Settlement of E2, E3 pay scale is having a direct impact on our pay parity demand of Rs 22820. Since E2 scale with Rs 20600 itself is not approved, pay parity demand of Rs 22820 also will be jeopardised. 3rd PRC also has not recommended any intermediary pay scale. Then how long the new recruits, promotees or direct, will have to wait to get their revised pay scales of 3rd PRC is a very significant and serious issue, requiring immediate resolution. This is high and apt time that we have to ensure that these serious anomalies having very deadly consequences are addressed now and in their totality.

Thus the time has come to sound the bugle and sound it so loud so that lousy and deaf and dumb bureaucrats in DOT are on their toes and running. That is the kind of impact that our organizational actions have to create. And imminent organizational actions have to be quite prolonged since bureaucracy will try its level best to defeat us for obvious reasons. It is a do or dies situation for us and we have really nothing to lose. On the contrary, we have everything at stake. Let us clearly understand that we cannot under any circumstances sit back now unless our very crucial demand of replacing the intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A with standard pay scales of E2 and E3 w.e.f 01.10.2007 is conclusively accomplished. We cannot be so weak and timid so as to accept the ignominy of demoting the basic cadres. We cannot be so fragile to lose the laurels and accolades of our historic struggles of the past that have brought glory to the basic cadres. This is the time for us to come out fearlessly and valiantly, with greatest of great determination, conviction and commitment, that posterity will feel proud of, to salvage our dignity.  

EPF Pension option on the actual basic pay is a big relief to the BSNL recruits, not covered by Govt pension and addresses their concern of Social Security to a great extent.

The payment of pension was the only area where BSNL recruits were on a   disadvantageous position. The Govt. has settled this issue also by making necessary changes in the EPF rules. This change will be applicable for those employees of the company which pay 12% of actual basic pay +IDA as EPF contribution, with BSNL also contributing equivalent amount. Employee and employer can exercise the option for full pension on actual basic pay. 8.33% of the EPF contribution will be diverted to the pension fund and remaining 3.67% will be kept under Provident Fund. Timely intervention and continuous persuasion of SNEA from 2003 to 2005 enabled in addressing one of the most crucial issue for the BSNL directly recruited employees, EPF contribution on 12% of actual basic pay +IDA, instead of a fixed amount of 12% of Rs 6500 (with ceiling), irrespective of the emoluments. But for the intervention of this Association and its timely resolution, BSNL employees would not have been eligible to get covered by the latest decision of the Govt. on the EPF issue.

01-04-2017

On 3rd PRC implementation, Unions and Associations decided to wear badges and hold lunch hour gate meetings to explain about 3rd PRC and make our employees prepared for agitation to remove the profitability/ affordability clause for getting pay revision and 30% Superannuation benefits. The format of the badge is given below with demands. All units to print the badges in coordination with others.

Call Attention Day

05.04.2017

DEMANDS

 

(1) Settle Wage Revision of BSNL Employees w.e.f. 01.01.2017.

(2) Settle revision of pension from 01.01.2017.

(3) Implement 30% Superannuation benefits to DR employees.

(4) Calculate pension contribution on actual basic pay.

– Unions and Associations in BSNL

01-04-2017

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01-04-2017

Subscription deduction from salary:

As per the SR section letter dated 18.01.2017, the list of the members are to be mailed to CHQ every month in the mail id sneachq@yahoo.com and to the CSs. However it is observed that very few Circles (CHG, HR, J&K, MH, MP, KRL and WTP) only mailed the details of February, 2017. Without the list, CHQ Treasurer will not be able to cross check the payments received from Circles and pay the Circle and SSA quotas back to the Circles. All CSs to ensure that the mail is sent to CHQ and the deduction is cross checked for every month.

As per the consolidated lists received from Circles, the total subscription deduction for the month of February, 2017 is about 21,000 members. Remaining forms are to be collected immediately. Deduction from non recruiting units are comparatively less, this area to be focused. All our members should be asked to submit the forms immediately as welfare claims will be settled as per the list received by the CHQ.

New members can be enrolled and forms can be submitted any time, the orders will be issued shortly. However change of Assn will be entertained once in six months only.

01-04-2017

Lunch Hour demonstration on 31.03.2017 at BSNLCO, Circle HQ, SSA HQs and all important stations.

Protest demonstrations were held throughout the country, against the demotion of JTO/JAO, SDE/AO equivalent cadres and lowering the pay scales. Eventhough demonstration was on a very short notice, large numbers Executives participated in the demonstration. Members from other Associations like AIGETOA, AIBSNLOA, BEA etc also participated in the demonstration at various places. At BSNLCO GS/AIGETOA, GS/AIBSNLOA, GS/BEA, Chairman/SNEA, President/SNEA and GS/SNEA addressed the gathering. All the speakers demanded that BSNL should not implement the order and it should write to DoT to reconsider the decision and approve E2 and E3 scales recommended by BSNL. It is a good beginning towards the Unity of all the Executives. We are trying to issue a common notice signed by all the Associations.  View Glimpse of Photos-Cor. Office   View Glimpse of Photos - Circles    View Glimpse of Photos BGTD    View Glimpse of Photos - KTK circle