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Messages updated during the month of  Jul 2020

16-07-2020

Meeting with Shri V. Ramesh, Director(EB) on 15.07.2020:

GS, President and AGSs Com P P Rao and Com Rajendra Kolapkar met DIR(EB) and held discussion on various issues.

1) Preferential treatment and special fund allotment for Maintenance Regions: Since maintenance regions are responsible for maintaining the long distance transmission systems, more importance should be given to it. Because of low priority, media failure, delay in fault clearance etc is frequent now, resulting slow speed and customer dissatisfaction. We demanded for Special treatment for Maintenance Regions. We suggested for allotment of special fund of atleast 4 to 5 Crores to each Mtce Regions, every month for urgent mtce work alone. Mgt is considering this proposal.

2) The frequent interruption in the Core network, seriously affecting the data speed: It was mainly due to the swapping of Core routers (Huwaei make) to Super Core Router (Nokia make). BSNL is procuring and installing 103 Super Core routers making the MPLS backbone more strong and stable. BSNL instructed to stop the swapping, temporarily, till addressing the issues already cropped up.

3) Acute shortage of Executives in Mtce Regions which is affecting the mtce activities. Shortage of stores, vehicles etc: We requested to post more Executives to the Mtce Regions. In many places, acute shortage is facing. The Executives are overloaded. Abnormal delay in labour payment also affecting the services. DIR(EB) assured to examine the matter and do the needful.

4) Status of OFC tender and joint closure tender: OFC tender for 24 & 48 Fibre opened yesterday but unfortunately no one participated in the tender. It is a serious development and setback for BSNL. In the tender for supply of Battery, the rates are almost 40% to 50% higher, comparing to the previous tender. 

16-07-2020

Wearing Black Badge and Black flag demonstrations

Today  16.07.2020. 

DEMANDS

(i)  BSNL should immediately be allowed to roll out its 4G Services.

a)  BSNL should take immediate actions to upgrade the 4G compatible BTSs.

b)  Add on order for 4G equipments as per Phase VIII.4 tender should be issued immediately.

c)  In the matter of procuring new equipments and upgradation, there should not be any discrimination, between BSNL and other private telecom service providers.

(ii)The Government should immediately implement the decisions contained in BSNL Revival Package.  

(iii)     Urgent measures should be undertaken by the BSNL Management for immediately improving the quality of service.

(iv)     The Management should ensure that the salary payment of the employees is made on the last working of every month. Deductions made from employees salary, on account of society dues, should immediately be remitted.

(v) The Management should immediately take steps to ensure that the employees get cashless treatment from empanelled hospitals during Covid-19 pandemic. The Management should pay Rs.10 lakh to the family of the employees who die due to COVID-19, based on the instructions issued by the DoT in such cases.

(vi)     Make payment of the wage arrears of the contract workers, which is remaining pending for more than 1 year, without any further delay.

(vii)    Immediately clear the payment of pending electricity bills, rental, vehicle, temporary advance, housekeeping etc.

15-07-2020

Wearing Black Badge and Black flag demonstrations on 16.07.2020. 

Demanding immediate rolling out of 4G network by BSNL (through upgradation, Add on and new tender), implementation of the assurances given in the Revival Package and immediate measures for improving BSNL services.

15-07-2020

View Corporate Office Order:
Final Seniority list in the grade of JTO Arch as on 01-02-20 reg.

15-07-2020

GS writes to Shri Anshu Prakash, Secretary, DoT for approval of E2 and E3 pay scales:

DoT approval for the BSNL proposal for standard Pay Scales of E2 and E3 w.e.f. 01.01.2007 replacing the intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A for the JTO/JAO and SDE/AO cadres of BSNL, as per 2nd PRC recommendations and DPE guidelines dated 26.11.2008 in view of Merger of BSNL and MTNL as per Revival Plan. BSNL & MTNL Pay Scales are to be made equal before merger with revised pay scales of E2 and E3.

BSNL proposal for standard pay scales of E2, E3 etc dated 06.06.2016, modified later, restricting the proposal to E2 and E3 alone

In order to avoid a contempt of court against Secretary, DoT filed by AIGETOA & Others regarding no-approval of the standard pay scales, DoT taken a hasty decision and approved lower pay scales of E1 and E2 replacing the intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A, ignoring BSNL recommendations.

DoT issued the PO on wrong footing without fully understanding the issues:

1. DoT taken the stand that E1 and E2 are the pay scales approved by DoT at the time of formation of BSNL. The order dated 28.07.2003 establish that the stand taken by DoT is not correct.

2. Lowering of pay scales to E1 and E2 is a unilateral decision of DoT, without any recommendation from BSNL and so against DPE order.

3. Lowering of pay scales to E1 and E2 citing poor financial condition of BSNL in 2017 is not tenable as BSNL was making huge profits during 2007-08, the reference year. 

GS letter to Secretary, DoTPO issued by DoT on 28.07.2003 with E1A and E2A scales for BSNL absorbees and direct rect DoT Note to DPE wrongly mentioning E1 and E2 pay scale for BSNL direct recruits

15-07-2020

The Minutes of the meeting held on 25.02.2010 between BSNL and AIGETOA regarding pay anomaly for 2005 batch with 30% fitment (Rs 22820) speaks volumes what was the stand of AIGETOA on pay loss (Rs 22820) issue for post 2007 rects.

According to them, pay loss of Rs 22820 is only for 2005 batch, not for subsequent batches.

The same stand they taken in E2 scale also by demanding E2 from 01.10.2000 onwards.

Abstract of the minutes:

---------. The Association representatives requested CMD to resolve this issue as a onetime measure since their demand for 30% fitment is not for JTOs of subsequent recruitment years. CMD agreed to discuss this in the BSNL Board.

15-07-2020

Your support will make us strong, from 12000 plus membership to 15000 plus, crossing 51%:

The 2nd Assn is below 6000.

SNEA stands for the UNITY OF EXECUTIVES.

A strong and vibrant SNEA only can resolve YOUR issues.

Join SNEA, strengthen SNEA to cross 51% in 2nd MV.

For protecting BSNL and for protecting YOUR JOB. Where the other Association in the past, when BSNL was under threat? Had you seen them in many struggles for BSNL Revival? Where are they now, in this crisis period? Can they protect BSNL and YOUR JOB?

For Standard Pay scale of E2 and E3 replacing E1A and E2A for all post 2007 rects and the future rects.

For assured promotion to all the eligible Executives, in 3 months.

For 3rd Pay Revision.

For addressing Pay loss (Rs 22820) issue.

For Enhancement of Superannuation benefits.

For EPF Full Pension for more social security after retirement.

For uniform 1st TB Promotion.

For E1+5 for post 2010 rects as an interim measure till E2 & E3 approves.

For E1A & E2A from 01.10.2000 for Civil/Elect etc.

For Fast Track promotions for meritorious candidates.

For Rule 8 transfer.

For resolving all other outstanding issues.

For UNITING Executives instead of DIVIDING Executives.

14-07-2020

Submission of subscription deduction forms by 15.07.2020:

Considering the Covid 19 pandemic situation, BSNL allowed the SSA/Dist Secretaries to send the forms through email/FAX to the concerned DDOs with copy to the unit Head by tomorrow itself and thereafter submission of the original form.

This can be effectively utilised for the Executives posted in non-recruiting units, BAs etc. The email id/FAX number can be collected from the concerned CS.

Submission of Subscription deduction forms

14-07-2020

2nd Membership Verification:

List of (09) eligible Executives Associations circulated. BBOA and TSOA are not participating.

List of eligible Associations

14-07-2020

Wearing Black Badge and Black flag demonstrations on 16.07.2020. 

Demanding immediate rolling out of 4G network by BSNL (through upgradation, Add on and new tender), implementation of the assurances given in the Revival Package and immediate measures for improving BSNL services.

13-07-2020

Some of the queries raised by some quarters on JTO RR 2014:

Q1: Why SNEA supported JTO RR 2014:

In 2014, JTO RR amended mainly to address 3 important issues.

1) For reducing the qualifying service of TTA from 7 years to 5 years. AIGETOA was vehemently opposing the reduction from 7 to 5 years. They were also opposing the Diploma holders promotion as usual.

2) For defining the inter-se seniority of JTOs. It is defined in the JTO RR 2014 itself that JTO seniority will be fixed as per Training Centre marks. Court case was there on this issue at Chennai and Ernakulam, filed by AIGETOA activists, blocking promotions.

3) For the regularization of Officiating JTOs as a onetime measure.

Q2: Why SNEA did not oppose the E1 scale in JTO RR 2014:

SNEA opposed this move. It was explained by the management that as and when revised pay scale for E1A is notified by BSNL (say E2), automatically the pay scale of the JTOs recruited through the new RR also gets changed to that scale (say E2).

RRs mainly defines the method of recruitment like age, qualification, experience, promotion or LDCE or Direct rect, percentage of quota, seniority fixation etc. As and when pay scale change takes place through pay revision or upgradation, that change automatically takes place in the RR also without any amendment. This is the standard procedure followed in Rect Rules.

For example, today also the pay scale in SDE RR is pre-revised E2A.

Q3: Whether it will have impact on the pay scales for the JTO/JAOs recruited after 2014.

Not at all. We had taken care of the cadres. The revised pay scale of E1A and E2A, i.e. E2 and E3 will be applicable for all post 2007 rects including GATE JTOs, LICE JTOs, 2015/2016/2017 JAOs and even the future rects.

For more clarity, in the CPSU CH approved by the BSNL Board on 28.05.2018, the pay scale of JTO/JAO is E1 (provisional) and SDE/AO is E2 (provisional). E1 and E2 pay scale is not mentioned in CPSU CH. So, nothing to worry about the E1 scale shown in JTO RR 2014. 

13-07-2020

View Corporate Office Order:
Preparation of seniority list in grade of SDE(C) as on 01-02-20 reg.

13-07-2020

View Media Reports:

13-07-2020

GS writes to Shri. Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon MOC.

Denial of Leave Encashment and Ex-gratia to BSNL VRS-2019 optees having Personal Court Case (other than Departmental) pending in the Court. DOT letter dated 05.06.2020 has denied the payment of Leave Encashment and Ex-gratia to such VRS-2019 optees which is against the provision in the VRS Scheme. Sought the intervention of Hon MOC in the matter to release the entitled and eligible Leave encashment and Ex-gratia payment to VRS -2019 optees.

GS letter to Hon Minister

13-07-2020

AUAB served Notice on 10.07.2020

DEMANDS

(i)  BSNL should immediately be allowed to roll out its 4G Services.

a)  BSNL should take immediate actions to upgrade the 4G compatible BTSs.

b)  Add on order for 4G equipments as per Phase VIII.4 tender should be issued immediately.

c)  In the matter of procuring new equipments and upgradation, there should not be any discrimination, between BSNL and other private telecom service providers.

(ii)The Government should immediately implement the decisions contained in BSNL Revival Package.  

(iii)     Urgent measures should be undertaken by the BSNL Management for immediately improving the quality of service.

(iv)     The Management should ensure that the salary payment of the employees is made on the last working of every month. Deductions made from employees salary, on account of society dues, should immediately be remitted.

(v) The Management should immediately take steps to ensure that the employees get cashless treatment from empanelled hospitals during Covid-19 pandemic. The Management should pay Rs.10 lakh to the family of the employees who die due to COVID-19, based on the instructions issued by the DoT in such cases.

(vi)     Make payment of the wage arrears of the contract workers, which is remaining pending for more than 1 year, without any further delay.

(vii)    Immediately clear the payment of pending electricity bills, rental, vehicle, temporary advance, housekeeping etc.

 

AGITATION PROGRAMS

All the employees to wear black badge on 16.07.2020. Black flag demonstrations will be organised with social distancing, during lunch hour on 16.07.2020.

Twitter campaign on 05.08.2020, demanding immediate rolling out of 4G network by BSNL and implementation of the assurances given in the Revival Package for improving BSNL’s service. 

AUAB Notice

12-07-2020

In one message spread by AIGETOA activists, they quoted even DIR(HR) and telling that JTO to SDE promotion is coming shortly, if SNEA is not opposing. We had enquired about authenticity of this message from DIR(HR) itself, yesterday.

DIR(HR) informed GS that all these are false and used by someone for election gains.

From this word of DIR(HR), it is clear how they are cheating the Executive by telling lies, just for election gains.

12-07-2020

SNEA responded very positively to the various points raised by SEWA BSNL in their letter dated 08.07.2020. SNEA is committed to safeguard the Constitutional Rights of SC/ST.

In CPSU CH also SNEA stand is that the Reservation Polices of the Govt is to be followed and the Board also approved the same. The guidance received from DoT/DoPT/DPE on this matter will be applicable for BSNL w.e.f. 01.07.2018.

SNEA sought the valued support of SEWA in the 2nd MV and working together for the welfare of the Executives belongs to SC/ST category by protecting their constitutional rights. 

SEWA letterSNEA response

12-07-2020

Last few days we observed that AIGETOA activists are spreading mal-propaganda against SNEA through the social media that SNEA is stopping promotion. Otherwise everything is ready and all promotions will come before MV, according to them.

Stopping promotions, staying promotions, staying LDCE etc are not the culture of SNEA. It is the culture and agenda of AIGETOA for the last 13 years, from LDCE 2007 onwards. They stopped the DPC half way in 2018, stopping the JTO to SDE promotion for 1999, 2001 to 2008 batches. Earlier they stayed the DPC after 2011, upto 2018.

This is the false propaganda by them just to stop the backlash from the JTOs on their sinister efforts to stop the JTO to SDE promotion by filing contempt petition in the Hon CAT/EKM against the CMD and the judgment obtained from HC to prepare the JTO eligibility list based on Date of Joining instead of Training Centre marks. They lost the case for 1:1 seniority and quashed the present JTO eligibility list based on Training Centre marks, stopping all SDE promotions. DoJ is against BSNL policy and so BSNL filed Review petition.

They know very well that no DPC will take place due to their case and propagating that management is ready and SNEA is stopping. This is the election propaganda. The whole world knows that it is the sinister designs of AIGETOA to STOP the 2001 to 2008 batches promotion from 2018 and that made them to file the contempt petition against CMD and opposing the Review petition filed by BSNL.

Even today SNEA welcome and work for even a single promotion in any cadre as done in May-June, 2018 and earlier. Yes, CPSU Cadre Hierarchy w.e.f.01.07.2018 is our ultimate objective and we are working overtime for its implementation. But in between if we are getting any opportunity for any post based promotion, we will work for that from JTO to SDE or SDE to DE or AO to CAO or in any cadre, for the available vacancies, in parallel. That is the declared stand of SNEA. Mgt is not ready for any DPC/promotion for the available vacancies due to reservation issue and the seniority /contempt case filed by AIGETOA. As informed earlier, Mgt is taking legal opinion on preparation of the eligibility list of JTOs. Eligibility list preparation and reservation are two issues blocking JTO to SDE promotion.

 

JTO to SDE promotion is held up from 2018 due to seniority and contempt case filed by AIGETOA. SDE to DE promotion is held up from 2018 due to reservation issue and contempt case filed at Chandigarh. AO to CAO promotion is held up from 2018 due to reservation issue and case filed at Chandigarh. Even the promotion order for the missing cases of 2018 DPC in JTO to SDE, SDE to DE and AO to CAO promotion could not issue so far due to reservation issue and contempt case.

After restructuring, the number of posts will come down by about 50%. So future promotion will be possible only through CPSU CH and we do not want to drift our focus from CPSU CH implementation w.e.f. 01.07.2018 itself.

10-07-2020

Your support will make us strong, from 12000 plus membership to 15000 plus, crossing 51%:

SNEA stands for the UNITY OF EXECUTIVES.

A strong and vibrant Association, SNEA only can take the Govt and the Management head on.

SNEA only can resolve YOUR issues.

SNEA is for BSNL Revival.

SNEA is for protecting YOUR JOB.

Where the other Association in the past, when BSNL was under threat?

In how many agitations they participated to protect BSNL?

Had you seen that Association in many struggles for BSNL Revival?

Where are they now, in this crisis period?

10-07-2020

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

Need for working out a permanent solution to the Rule 8/Rule 9 transfer of JTO/JAOs working in various Circles for years together which requires sympathetic consideration. Temporary solution can be redeployment to shortage Circles on request on the backdrop of Restructuring. Promotion through CPSU Cadre Hierarchy, after 5 years is a permanent solution:

GS letter to DIR(HR)

10-07-2020

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

Recovery of excess payment due to wrong fixation of pay during implementation of 2nd PRC --- case of Officiating JTOs

GS letter to DIR(HR)

09-07-2020

09-07-2020

View Corporate Office Orders:

09-07-2020

Congratulations----

Finance Ministry given approval of Sovereign Guarantee for issuing long term Bonds by BSNL and MTNL. BSNL can issue Bonds for Rs 8500 Cr and MTNL can issue Bonds for Rs 6500 Cr. The money can be utilised for restructuring of debts/loans and as CAPEX for 4G launching. This is one of the proposals approved by the Union Cabinet on 23.10.2019 as part of Revival Plan.

SNEA and AUAB struggled for more than two years to ensure that BSNL is not getting closed and the Revival Plan is getting approved. 

Approval from Finance Ministry

08-07-2020

SNEA is for Standard Pay scale of E2 and E3 replacing E1A and E2A for all the post 2007 rects and the future rects.

Protected the Cadres from demotion to E1 and E2 pay scales

Upliftment of the basic cadres, JTO/JAO equivalent cadres in terms of Pay Scales, promotions etc has given highest priority by SNEA.

In 1986, we got 1st upgradation of JTO pay scale from Rs 1400-40-2300 to Rs 1640-60-2900.

In 1996, we got 2nd upgradation of JTO/JAO pay scales from Rs 5500-175-9000 to Rs 6500-200-10500. JTO status also upgraded from Group C to Group B Gazetted.

In 2003, we got 3rd upgradation of JTO/JAO equivalent cadres pay scales from the BSNL offered E1 scale to E1A and E2 to E2A scale, w.e.f. 01.10.2000, on absorption. 

Now we are for the next upgradation of JTO/JAO pay scales from E1A to E2 scale.

Got 2 golden opportunities one in 2010-11 and another in 2013-14 to settle E2 and E3 scale but due to the immaturity and adamant stand of AIGETOA, it did not happen.

Read for more details ---PO issued by DoT in 2003 with E1A and E2A pay scales PO issued by DoT lowering the pay scales to E1 and E2

08-07-2020

Congratulations to the new young team of Chennai TD.

The CEC meeting of Chennai TD held on 06.07.2020 unanimously co-opted Com S. Boobalan (2016 JAO), Com A S Suresh (2002 JTO) and Com V Saravanan (2015-16 LICE JTO) as Circle President, Circle Secretary and Circle Treasurer respectively.

Chennai TD is the 13th Circle elected an young BSNL recruit as Circle Secretary after A&N, AS, BSNLCO, BR, CTD, JKD, KRL, NE-I, OR, RAJ, UP(E) and UKD. Other Circles also on the way. Our young comrades took the responsibility as SSA Secretaries in more than 70% of SSAs.

08-07-2020

Window for change of membership opened upto 15.07.2020:

Your support will make us strong, from 12000 plus membership to 15000 plus, crossing 51%:

SNEA stands for the UNITY OF EXECUTIVES.

Only a strong and vibrant SNEA with minimum 51% membership can settle the issues like: i) Early Revival of BSNL, ii) Uniform promotion for all the Executives after every 5 years, iii) E2 & E3 pay scales, iv) Pay loss (Rs 22820) issue, v) Enhancement of Superannuation benefits, vi) 3rd PRC, vii) 1st TBP in 4 years, viii) EPF Full Pension, ix) E1+5 for post 2010 rects, x) E1A & E2A from 01.10.2000 for Civil/Elect etc, xi) Fast Track promotions, xii) Rule 8 transfer etc etc.

A strong Association, SNEA that can take the Govt and the Management head on, only can resolve these issues.

SNEA unites all the Executives DR or Promotee or LICE or LDCE or Absorbee or BSNL direct recruit. SNEA represents all the Executives, Seniors as well as Juniors, Absorbee & BSNL direct recruits, DoT & BSNL rect, SCF & LDCE, DR & LICE from all the streams and treat them at par.

All Circle/SSA/Branch Office bearers, activists and members are to interact with each and every Executive, explaining the achievement / breakthrough / progress/ status of the issues taken up by SNEA as listed below:

1. Protected BSNL from the threat of closure. Protected job of thousands and thousands of employees.

2. Opposed Tower Subsidiary formation. Actively involved in the major issues like Restructuring, review of sanctioned posts based on Assets, Pension Contribution, Project Vasundhara, FTTH policy, Outsourcing of CFA and OFC work, NGN tender, MPLS expansion, Phase VII add on and Phase VIII.4 GSM tender.

3. For smooth career progression, Non-post based Time Bound Functional Promotion Policy negotiated and approved by Board. It will ensure Promotion after every 5 years, upto AGM Grade, irrespective of vacancy. Implementation from 01.07.2018 will ensure parity and smooth career progression for youngsters.

4. 14,082 Executives got promotion, filling almost all the vacancies in all cadres. Approval of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy on 28.05.18 made it possible in June 2018.

5. BSNL recommended standard pay scales of E2, E3. Protected the Cadres from demotion to E1 and E2 scale from 2017 onwards. Making all the efforts for the approval of E2 and E3 pay scales w.e.f.01.01.2007.

6. Superannuation Fund created with 3% contribution. Another hike @2% of the emoluments w.e.f. 01.04.2017. Pursuing for further enhancement.

7. EPF full Pension: EPF contribution without the ceiling of 12% of Rs 6500 implemented in BSNL. SNEA and its members becoming direct party in the case at Hon Supreme Court for EPF full Pension.

8. BSNL Board recommended 3rd PRC with 15% fitment. BSNL is the only loss making PSU, recommended Pay Revision.

9. Group Term Insurance (GTI) for the BSNL Executives from March, 2019 with a premium of Rs 9440/- for coverage of Rs 50 lakhs for all Executives up to 50 Years.

10. First TBP uniformly after 4 years: Action initiated.

11. Pay loss of Rs 22820/- for post 2007 rects: We made Management to accept there is huge pay loss. Initiated legal action for 2007 & 2008 rects. Demanded continuing with the pre-revised scale of Rs 9850/ till the issue resolved. Additional increments from E2 also demanded.

12. E1+5 increments ensured for all the post 2007 rect JTO/JAOs: Upto 2010 implemented. For Post 2010, approved by DoT. Implementation of E1+5 increment for post 2010 rects pending as it is linked with E1 and E2 scale notification (SNEA opposing E1& E2 notification).

13. Rect of thousands of JTO/JAOs in Dept/DR quota by clearing various hurdles. JTO LICE made almost current.

14. Maximum Rule 8 cases settled utilising LICE and GATE JTOs as substitutes. Relaxation in qualifying service for LICE JTO/JAO in Rule 8 Transfers.

15. External MT stopped. Examination for internal MT conducted for the career progression of young Executives.

16. Orders issued on 28.02.2017 protecting the officiating pay.

17. Protection of Additional increment on functional promotion.

18. SDE RR amended with Rota & Quota from 28.08.2015.

19. FR22(1)(a)(i) fixation for Officiating JTOs.

20. E1A and E2A pay scales for Civil/Elect/Arch/TF/PA/PS from 01.10.2000 approved by the MC of the Board.

21. Addressing Reversion of 2001 Rect JTOs passed LDCE 2007.

22. e-APAAR and e-DPC got it introduced in BSNL.

07-07-2020

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

Extending E1+5 increments to post 2010 Recruited JTO/JAOs --- implementation of 1st part of the Presidential Order issued by DoT on 28.03.2017. Requested to take urgent action to extend Rs 18850/- as the initial basic for the JTO/JAOs recruited from 2010 onwards. This will give some relief to the GATE/LICE JTOs and the JAOs who were recruited between 2010 and 2018. At the same time, the 2nd part of the PO, the revised pay scales of E1 and E2 should not be notified as it is to be modified to E2 and E3 by DoT.

GS letter to DIR(HR)

07-07-2020

The online meeting of the AUAB held yesterday. BSNLEU, NFTE, SNEA, AIBSNLEA, FNTO, BSNL MS, SNATTA, BSNL ATM, TEPU and BSNL OA participated. Com. K.Sebastin, GS/SNEA presided over the meeting. AUAB meeting expressed their deep anguish and resentment over the cancellation of BSNL 4G tender. No other assurance contained in the Revival Package has been implemented to revive BSNL. The meeting criticised the failure of BSNL Management for taking timely action to upgrade the existing 49,300 BTSs to 4G and issuing add on order for procurement of Phase VIII.4 for 4G sites. By that BSNL could have launched 4G services long back. The meeting expressed its concern over the deterioration in the quality of services due to accumulation of faults. The cluster based tender is a big failure and financial burden for BSNL. Further, the meeting severely criticised the BSNL Management for not paying salary to the employees on due date and for failing to ensure cashless treatment to the employees during COVID-19 pandemic.

After in-depth discussions, the meeting decided to organise the following programme of action: -

1) Wearing black badge and Black flag demonstration during lunch hour on 16.07.2020.

2) Memorandum is to be submitted to all the MPs during the period from 13.07.2020 to 31.07.2020.

3) Twitter campaign on 05.08.2020. 

Demands:

1) BSNL should immediately be allowed to roll out 4G Services.

a) BSNL should take immediate actions to upgrade the 4G compatible BTSs.

b) Add on order for 4G equipments as per Phase VIII.4 tender should be issued immediately.

c) In the matter of procuring new equipments and upgrdation, there should not be any discrimination.

2) Government should immediately implement other decisions contained in BSNL’s Revival Package like extension of Sovereign Guarantee for the issuing of Bonds.  

3) Urgent measures should be undertaken by the BSNL Management for immediately improving the quality of service.

4) Management should ensure that the salary payment made on the last working day of every month.

5) The Management should immediately take steps to ensure that the employees get cashless treatment from empanelled hospitals during Covid 19 pandemic. The Management should pay Rs.10 lakh to the family of the employees who die due to COVID-19, based on the instructions issued by the DoT. 

AUAB Circular

06-07-2020

SNEA got Non-post based Time Bound Functional Promotion Policy Or CPSU Cadre Hierarchy approved by the BSNL Board:

Give us your full support & Vote to cross 51% mark in the 2nd MV.

SNEA assure promotion to all the eligible Executives in just 3 months.

For finding an everlasting solution to the core issue of Promotions, we meticulously worked out a Non-post based, Time Bound Functional Promotion Policy Or CPSU Cadre Hierarchy (CPSU CH) which will ensure Time Bound Functional Promotion after every 5 years, upto AGM Grade, in 15 years (5 years: SDE, another 5 years: Sr SDE and in another 5 years: AGM). It will be implemented from 01.07.2018, ensuring smooth career progression for youngsters, with parity in promotions.

Thousands of Promotions in June, 2018 is the first phase of CPSU CH. 

Read more about CPSU Cadre Hierarchy

06-07-2020

On Friday, we met the concerned officers and enquired about the implications of the judgment dated 25.02.2020 (received last week) of CAT/CDG on the promotion from JAO to AO, SDE to DE and AO to CAO. The court case was on reservation in promotion as per Hon SC orders, catch up rule (AO to CAO) etc. BSNL is examining the case. Shortly it may be referred to DoT for their advice and further action on the judgment will be taken as per the advice of DoT. DoT may refer it to DoP&T, the nodal Ministry.

On promotions in various cadres, it is informed that BSNL cannot take decision on promotion involving reservation till the advice is getting from DoT or DoP&T on the judgment. Promotion which did not involve reservation is possible. 

05-07-2020

Pay loss (Rs 22820) for post 2007 rects, especially 2007, 2008 rect JTOs and 2010 direct rect JAOs who recruited in the pre-revised scale of E1A:

As all of you know, the 1st tenure of SNEA as Recognised Association since December 2016, especially last two years was turbulent one. Our main focus and aim was to SAVE BSNL from its CLOSURE in order to save the Career and Future of thousands of Employees especially Youngsters who have a long career ahead. It was very important to ensure that BSNL, our Bread and Butter is secured. But as a responsible Association which is very keen on the upgradation of the basic cadre of Executives, SNEA ensured that we will not allow degradation of our basic cadre and our fight will be continuing in the future too for the upliftment of the Basic Cadre by ensuring E2 scale and settling the Pay Anomalies happened for posts 2007 batches.

We initiated legal action on this demand for the 2007, 2008 rect JTOs and 2010 direct rect JAOs who recruited in the pre-revised scale of E1A scale of 9850-250-16400 (starting with Rs 9850/-) to compensate their pay loss in comparison with their present basic which they may get if they were placed in 9850/- as initial basic pay. Our demand is to put them back to 9850/- from the time of rect till the finalization of the replacement scale of E1A to E2 and E2A to E3 and subsequently compensate their pay loss by  continued in the giving additional increments on E2 scale for which we are pursuing.

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04-07-2020

Superannuation Benefits to BSNL Direct Rect employees:

The Pension for the Absorbed employees given an opportunity to fight for the social security for others. BSNL may be the only loss making PSU in which Superannuation Fund is created with 5% contribution from BSNL, due to the efforts of SNEA and AUAB.

We will continue our efforts for i) full 30% contribution towards Superannuation Benefits,  ii) date of effect from 01.01.2007 and iii) getting a favourable judgement on EPF full Pension from the Hon Supreme Court for our members.

After becoming Recognised Assn, we could achieve a hike @2% of the emoluments w.e.f. 01.04.2017 and the orders are issued on 08.01.2018. Post VRS, we are pursuing for further enhancement.

Today the contribution of BSNL directly recruited employees reached 25.1% of the emoluments (Basic + IDA) out of 30% by the efforts of SNEA and AUAB. They spread hatred among the employees, by unleashing lies about Pension contribution to the absorbed employees.

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03-07-2020

EPF Full Pension Case filed by NCOA/NCR at Hon SC:

The revised data received from few Circles. Remaining Circles are to collect the information urgently. Additional personal details of the individuals becoming applicants in the case such as a) Fathers name, b) Date of birth, c) Designation with place of posting and d) employer name (BSNL) are required.

The lawyer had given us time upto 18.07.2020 to submit the list. So the list should reach CHQ latest by 17.07.2020.

The case was filed by NCOA and NCR in the Hon SC.

All the Executives interested to become party in the petition in the Hon Supreme Court can utilise this opportunity. In some earlier cases, EPFO extended the Full Pension benefits to the applicants alone, not to all similarly placed pensioners. So, lawyer advised us all members individually to become a direct party, without taking any risk.

All CSs, SSA Secs, Branch Secs and activists should ensure that each and every BSNL recruited Executive is informed about the court case and if they are interested to become party in the case, details are to be collected and mailed.

For avoiding hardship to the individuals for sending individual vakalatnama, General Secretary will be signing the affidavit on behalf of all the applicants. 

03-07-2020

SNEA gone to court for facilitating promotion, for removing hurdles on promotion and not to stop or stay the promotions.

SNEA formerly known as JTOA, the cadre Association representing the JTO cadre alone. After BSNL formation in 2003, SNEA formed, representing all the Executives in different cadres. Our focus was always on the upliftment of the basic cadres. When there was not much hindrances on promotion, SNEA could promote about 21,200 JTOs as SDEs in 11 years, from 2000 to 2011. Today JTOs from 1999, 2000, 2001 onwards rect are struggling for promotion. Who stopped their SDE(T) promotions since 2011 deliberately?

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02-07-2020

View Corporate Office Order:

SDE Tenure Transfer order Cancellation reg.

02-07-2020

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

1. ERP Relieving of Executives to Tenure Circles by BSNLCO through ERP – request to reconsider the decision and keep the order under abeyance for six months considering the Covid-19 pandemic situation.

2. Request for cancellation of the transfer orders of SDEs on immunity grounds.

3. Request for cancellation of the transfer orders of SDEs already working in Soft Tenure SSAs.

GS letter to DIR(HR) on ERP relievingGS letter to DIR(HR) on cancellation on immunity grounds Letter to DIR(HR) on cancellation of transfer from soft tenure

01-07-2020

SNEA submitted application for participating in the 2nd Membership Verification among the Executives.

01-07-2020

Guidelines regarding preparation of Electoral rolls in Non Territorial circles in connection with 2nd MVP reg ....View Cor. Office Order.

01-07-2020

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01-07-2020

SNEA gone to court for facilitating promotion:

AIGEOTA gone to court for stopping or staying the promotions.

When the SDE to DE DPC was at the final stage in June 2018, AIGETOA activists filed two petitions, one at Chennai and another at Ernakulam demanding stay for SDE to DE, DPC and promotion. The application filed, praying against promotion of SDEs without Engineering degree as DEs. Ernakulam CAT stayed the DPC. They suppressed the fact that similar prayer has been already dismissed by Chennai CAT. SNEA timely intervened. SNEA got impleaded in the case, produced the CAT/Chennai order and got the stay vacated. These promotions materilised only through the organisational and legal efforts by SNEA.  

30-06-2020

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.

30-06-2020


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