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Messages updated during the month of  Jun 2017

29-06-2017

Revision of E1A and E2A pay scales with standard pay scales of E2 and E3 w.e.f 01.01.2007.

Some doubts have been raised by the comrades during the recent combined JF meetings at various places regarding revision of E1A pay scale with E2 scale. Whether E2 pay scale will be extended to those JTO/JAOs recruited in the provisional pay scale of E1 and joined after 2010, either on direct rect or through promotion OR E2 scale will be applicable for only those recruited in E1A scale.

Comrades, till today, the pay scale of JTO/JAO equivalent cadre are pre-revised E1A scale and SDE/AO equivalent cadre is pre-revised E2A scale. The revised pay scales for E1A and E2A is not notified so far. When DoT didn’t approved the intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A, BSNL provisionally placed the JTO/JAO equivalent cadres in E1 scale and SDE/AO equivalent cadres in E2 scale, till the revision of E1A and E2A scales. So far E1 or E2 scale is not approved or operational in BSNL, it is only provisional scales. Eventhough the pay scale in new JTO(T) RR is E1 scale, as and when E2 scale is notified, it will get automatically changed. In all other RRs (JAO, JTO(C/E) etc) the pay scale is still E1A but appoint done provisionally in E1 scale and SDE/AO RRs, the pay scale is still E2A.

Our demand and struggle is for E2 scale for all the JTOs recruited after 01.01.2007 till date (2007 to 2017 and future rects also) either on direct rect or through promotion. Those JTO/JAOs joined after 2010 (2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 rect JTO/JAOs) either on direct rect or through promotion will be the biggest beneficiaries as they didn’t got the benefit of E1+5 increments so far.

This message may be brought to the notice of all the JTO/JAOs recruited after 01.01.2007 especially those who recruited in the provisional pay scale of E1, either on direct rect or through promotion.

29-06-2017

VC status for JTO to SDE promotion: All CS assured that the VC will be reached by 30th June, 2017. VC received as on 28.06.17:

Seniority quota: BR, BRBRAITT, BSNLCO, ETP, ETR, GUJ, HP, HR, INSP, UP(E).

LDCE quota: BSNLCO, ETP, ETR, HR, KRL, NCNGN, NE I, NE II, OR.

 

Data regarding First TB promotions: The information is received only from BR Circle. The details will be available with the Circle offices. Those who joined as JTO/JAO/PA/PS etc between 1996 and 2002 (in PA/PS case 2003) are the affected Executives. The information can be collected from the TB promotion orders issued by Circle offices in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008. The data from the non recruiting units also to be sent to BSNLCO. The activists at all level may take initiative to get the data.

28-06-2017

Project Vasundhara

As per the information received as on 28.06.2017, the project nearing completion as per the target. In Phase I (A & B cities), valuation completed for 2412 land plots. The book value for 2412 plots was Rs 717.5 Crores and the fair value after the revaluation is Rs 62,111.70 Crores. The valuation of various lands in Delhi is in addition to this.

In Phase II (having value more than 1 Cr), valuation completed for 1835 plots. The book value was Rs 408.6 Crores and the fair value after the revaluation is Rs 15,879.20 Crores.

This was an initiative of the CMD. Maharashtra is in the top with Rs 8,598.70 Cr followed by CHTD with Rs 7,145.46 Cr. Congratulations for the commendable job done by the team led by Civil wing.

28-06-2017

View Corporate office orders:
Preparation for  e-DPC  Requirement  of  Screening  committee  report & APARs of all regular DEs reg.
SDE Tenure transfer order.

28-06-2017

View Media Reports:

28-06-2017

Meeting with Smt Aruna Sundararajan, new Secretary, DoT:


JF leaders met new Secretary, DoT and welcomed her. We wished her all the success in the new assignment as Secretary, DoT which is a challenging job. Secretary enquired about the developments in BSNL. She informed us that BSNL performance is very good even in the cut throat competition. Strength of BSNL is its presence in rural areas where there is not much competition. We also supplemented that comparing to any other operator, BSNL performance on revenue as well as market share is better during last year. Performance of EB segment was outstanding. However in landline segment, we are facing problems in maintenance due to road widening, frequent cable cuts etc. BSNL is focusing on EB revenue.

Further we draw the attention of the Secretary on the burning issue of standard pay scales which is pending in DoT for long time. Secretary asked about the details of the issue. GS explained that the pay scales of about 15,000 Executives recruited after 2007 is lowered by DoT. During absorption in 2000, E1A and E2A pay scales were extended but during 2ndPRC, Govt directed to switch over to standard pay scales. However, BSNL proposed revised E1A and E2A pay scales in 2009 which was rejected by DoT in 2011. Once again the same proposal is rejected by DoT and DPE in 2014. Subsequently BSNL proposed revision of E1A and E2A scales by next higher standard pay scales of E2 and E3 and upgradation of remaining scales upto E7. This was rejected by DoT on 09.08.2016 citing huge financial implications. After this BSNL proposed for revision of E1A and E2A scales by standard pay scales of E2 and E3 alone without altering the other standard pay scales already approved. Other CPSUs also done the same thing. Without considering the BSNL proposal, DoT issued orders by lowering the pay scales which created huge unrest in the company. BSNL also communicated to DoT, it cannot implement the order and asked to review the decision. We requested Secretary for the serious intervention to approve E2, E3 scales and correct the PO issued by DoT.

During discussion on pay scales, Secretary made specific queries/comments on two important points:

1) Lowering of existing pay scales by DoT - Secretary concurred with our submission that pay scales cannot be lowered.

2) Status of intermediary pay scales in other CPSUs – GS explained that all such PSUs, intermediary pay scales were replaced by next higher pay scales.

Secretary was positive in response. She told us that she will call us for further discussion if it is required after going through the details.  

GS letter to Secretary DoT on pay scales

27-06-2017

E1A and E2A scales notionally from 01.10.2000 for the JTOs and SDEs in Civil/Elect/Arch/TF wings and PA/PS cadres: The proposal is already approved by MC of BSNL Board. Next, it is to be approved by the BSNL Board. This issue was focused by the Assn immediately after the membership verification. On specific querry by the MC to the recognized Assn, SNEA further clarified to management that the pay scales are to be extended notionally from 01.10.2000 till the date of implementation. Later on it has become an agenda in the recent agitation by Joint Forum where management assured to expedite the process. The proposal to place it before the BSNL Board is moved.

Inform all the Executives working in Civil/Elect/Arch/TF wings and PA/PS cadres.

27-06-2017

GS writes to CMD, BSNL for increasing the number of DGM(T) posts by matching savings or upgradation, utilising the DE posts reserved for MT quota. Number of DGM(T) posts are very less in Telecom Engineering side in comparison with other streams in BSNL.

GS letter to CMD

26-06-2017

Focus on submission of subscription deduction forms upto 15th July.

As per the guidelines issued by BSNLCO on 22.12.2016, the subscription deduction can be changed to another Assn during the month of July. New forms can be submitted to the DDOs from 16th June to 15th July. All SSA /Circle Secretaries are requested to approach all the Executives and submit the forms, without disturbing the JF members. The paid members through salary deduction only will be treated as members. The total membership enrolled through check off will have a big impact on resolution of HR issues like standard pay scales of E2 and E3, 3rd PRC, Superannuation benefits, CPSU Hierarchy etc as some Assns are using the number against the interest of the Executives. It is high time to isolate them on the larger interest of the cadre.

Special focus may be given to the large number of Executives not submitted the option forms so far. Large number of Executives in the Non recruiting units like Mtce Regions, Project Circles, Civil/Elect/Arch, Insp Circle and QA, BBNW, NCNGN, ITPC, TF, PA, PS, AD(OL) etc are not covered so far. New members can be added every month.

26-06-2017


25-06-2017


25-06-2017


25-06-2017


On 24-06-17 Com.B.G.Patel, CS, Gujarat and Com.Rakesh Mehta, JS (West) / CHQ  met Hon MoSC Shri Manoj Sinhaji at Ahmedabad during his visit to Gujarat. They apprised Hon MoSC about the long pending issue of E2-E3 Standard pay Scales, 3rd PRC implementation & other issues such as  giving opportunity to BSNL in Digit india Program of Govt. Of India for specific Rural & urban Wi-Fi Project. Hon MoSC responded positively and concerned about our Cadre issues & also about  the growth of BSNL. Further he advised to take all out steps on our side to provide QoS to our esteemed customers, there by to increase the overall Revenue of BSNL.  View Glimpse of Photos.

24-06-2017


A meeting of the Officers Organisation in Public Sector Banks, Public Sector Enterprises and Central Government (Banking Sector, Telecom Sector, Power Sector, Oil Sector, Coal Sector, Natural gases, Defence Sector, Insurance Sector, Railways and Central Govt Gazetted Officers Organisations) met at Bangalore on 20th June 2017.

24-06-2017

Combined CEC meeting of Rajasthan Circle will be held at Jaipur on 25.06.17

23-06-2017

Meeting between Secretary, DoT and BSNL management on 3rd PRC and E2, E3 pay scales:

The scheduled meeting between Smt Aruna Sundarrajan, Secretary/DoT and BSNL Management was held at 4 PM today, 23.06.2017. DIR(HR), CGM(Legal), PGM(Estt) and GM(SR) represented BSNL. In the evening JF met DIR(HR) and held discussions on the developments in DoT.

a) 3rd PRC implementation: BSNL management pleaded for implementation of 3rd PRC with 15% fitment. Response of Secretary was positive but made certain important queries how BSNL is going to meet the additional expenditure of about Rs 2500 Cr. After implementation, taking bank loan and making payment like MTNL is not advisable, Secretary informed. BSNL should be able to meet the additional expenditure and come out with proposal how to meet the additional expenditure from internal recourses after implementation of 3rd PRC, Secretary directed BSNL. BSNL told Secretary that it will work out the details and submit it at the earliest.

b) Approval of standard pay scales of E2 and E3: BSNL explained the issue to Secretary that the pay scales are lowered by DoT ignoring BSNL proposal. Secretary informed that she is aware of the issue and will do the needful.

23-06-2017

Developments in DoT on E2 and E3 scales:

DoT seeks clarification from BSNL on the representations of some of the associations in BSNL as mentioned below:

This department has received representations from various associations of BSNL (AIBSNLEA, TOA and AIBSNLOA) regarding BSNL managements proposal only for E1A and E2A. The associations have also informed that they shall be forced to start active trade union actions and agitations. Further, this will lead to litigations and chaos and will result in anomalies and disparities between seniors in terms of Time span to reach same pay scale under Time Bound Promotions. It is also alleged that the move will impact EPP, MSRR and MTRR and there is no reason for BSNL to go back from its earlier proposal”

It is clear from above that the ploy of DoT is to scuttle the demand and justify their action of lowering the pay scales. As we feared, DoT is using the name of some Associations (some are heard for the first time) against the interest of the Executives in BSNL. In the process, these Assns are playing in the hands of the establishment. When BSNL management recommended to replace E1A and E2A alone (scales not approved by DoT so far) and this proposal is acceptable to majority of the Associations in BSNL, DoT cleverly used the name of few Assns to torpedo the BSNL proposal. These Assns should understand at least by this time that they are playing with the sentiments and future of thousands of Executives in BSNL else history will never forgive them.

United Forum Constituent, AIGETOA has today once again emphasized that they do not support the demand of AIBSNLEA for cascading and AIGETOA will not be part of any agitation on the cascading demand against the apprehension of DoT. Another United Forum Constituent AITEEA has also written that they do not support the demand of cascading.

JF leaders met DIR(HR) and CMD and discussed the developments. The reply will be send after CMD returns from foreign tour.

23-06-2017

View Corporate Office Orders:

Preparatory work for promotion to AGM / DE (T) on Adhoc/Regular basis
- Missing APAR - Corrected List 6 and 7.

SDE Transfer order - Cancellation - Retention reg.
DE Transfer order - Retention reg.
DE Transfer order - Cancellation - Retention reg.
DE Transfer order - Modification reg.
DE Transfer order - Modification.

23-06-2017

Joint Forum deferred the agitation programmes:

JF deferred the agitation programs demanding implementation of E2 and E3 scales from 01.01.2007 for a period of 6 weeks, upto 06.08.2017.

JF deferred the agitation programs demanding settlement of HR issues in BSNL for a period of 3 months, upto 24.09.2017.

However, JF will be reviewing the progress on each issues, every fortnight and decision will be taken to prepone the agitation if required.

JF letter to Secretary, DoTJF letter to CMD, BSNL

22-06-2017

All India Public Sector and Central Government Officers Confederation

A meeting of the Officers Organisation in Public Sector Banks, Public Sector Enterprises and Central Government (Banking Sector, Telecom Sector, Power Sector, Oil Sector, Coal Sector, Natural gases, Defence Sector, Insurance Sector, Railways and Central Govt Gazetted Officers Organisations) met at Bangalore on 20th June 2017 to discuss the efforts of the Govt to privatise Public Sector, Public Sector Banks and to handover Public Services to the Private Sector, issues in pay revision and 3rd PRC implementation etc which is not good in the interest of the country. GS/SNEA attended the meeting representing BSNL. The meeting decided to form a steering committee to focus on the issues affecting the common man due to above efforts.  The meeting decided to nominate General Secretary, National Confederation of Officers Associations (NCOA) as the Chairman and Com D.T. Franco, General Secretary of All India Bank Officers Confederation as Convenor of the Officers Confederation.  The steering Committee consists of representatives of Officers Organisations in Banking Sector, Telecom Sector, Power Sector, Oil Sector, Coal Sector, Natural gases, Defence Sector, Insurance Sector, NTPC, NHPC, other public sector enterprises, Public Services like Karnataka Antibiotic Ltd, Railways and Central Govt Gazetted Officers Organisations.

The following decisions were taken in the meeting. 

1. The Confederation appeals to the Govt to have a relook at taxation on superannuation/retirement benefits. The tax should be uniform for gratuity, leave encashment and medical benefits on retirement. 

2. The Confederation shows serious displeasure on tampering of 3rd PRC recommendation by Committee of Secreatries and appeals to Government to restore the same.

3. The affordability of PSUs in the 3rd PRC recommendation should consider precious 10 years of profitability rather than 3 years as the periodicity of Pay Revision is 10 years.

4. To start an agitation against the move of the Government to privatise Public Sector Undertakings and Public Sector Banks which were created out of the Public money and assets which belong to the larger masses of the country.

5. To oppose and agitate against the ill conceived moves to merge Public Sector Banks and Public Sector undertakings which ultimately will lead to privatisation of Banks / Public Sector Enterprises as attempted in the case of Air India.

6. To demand immediate end to the process to privatise BEML which has contributed so much for the growth of the Defence Sector.  The Confederation also demands that the Government should reconsider its proposal to allow Private Sector like Reliance and Foreign Companies which will lead to compromising the defence of the country. 

7. In the name of disinvestment very high value assets are being sold at very cheap rate to the corporates and private individuals. An example is selling of Hotels owned by India Tourism Development Corporation.  It was started to promote tourism industry in the country when the Private sector was not willing to invest.  One example is the sale of ITDC, Temple Bay at Mahabalipuram to GRT at the price which is not even 1/100 of the market price.  Already 20 out of 35 hotels have been sold to private individuals and to corporates / relatives close to the politicians.  The Forum appeals to the Govt to safe guard the interest of atleast the remaining entities which have a huge asset.

8. The Forum supports the struggle and the strike on 27th July 2017 announced by the BSNL Officers and employees and demands that the Govt support the Public Sector Companies like BSNL and MTNL which are the pioneers to reach telecom services to the interiors of the country instead of supporting Reliance and other Private sector companies which are out to loot the masses of the country. 

9. The Confederation urges the Govt to look into the losses made by State Bank of India by merging Associate Banks and put an end to the talks of further mergers.

10. The Confederation also demands from the Govt to fulfil the promises of the Prime Minister that the Railways will not be privatised and put an end to the recommendations of the Dr. Bivek Debroy Committee which has prescribed privatisation in stages.  The Confederation also pleads to the Government to stop efforts to privatise Karnataka Antibiotic Limited and save the lives of crores of people who are benefited by the production of antibiotic by this company. 

11. The Confederation also urges the Govt to quickly settle the demands related to pay revision / wage revision which are held up due to bureaucratic delays.

12. The Confederation also urges the Govt the allow the Govt, Govt undertakings and Public Sector Banks to devise an assured pension scheme and put an end to the new pension / national pension scheme which is actually a no pension scheme.  

22-06-2017

Meeting with Secretary, DoT on 3rd PRC and E2, E3 pay scales implementation: The scheduled meeting between Secretary and BSNL Management was fixed at 11 am today but postponed as Smt Aruna Sundarrajan posted as the new Telecom Secretary. Earlier she was holding the additional charge of Secretary, DoT. The meeting may take place today in the second half.


22-06-2017

View Corporate Office Orders:
Social Security Scheme for the families of BSNL Employees entirely to be funded by them on pay roll - Suggestions reg.
Preparatory work for promotion to AGM / DE (T) on Adhoc / Regular basis - Missing APAR  View List.
Recruitment of GE JTO post from Open market through Gate 2017 - Corrigendum on result reg 
Promotion to the grade of SDE Telecom under Competitive quota- Case of Working SDEs reg.
Composition of CPC for the forthcoming CPCs from 01-07-2017 to 30-06-18
Promotion to the grade of SDE Telecom under Competitive quota- Case of Working SDEs reg.
SDE Tenure Transfer order.

22-06-2017

View Media Reports:

21-06-2017

Today, under the banner of joint forum(both SNEA and BSNLEU)Punjab Circle held lunch hour demonstration in Punjab Circle office at Chandigarh regarding allocation of BSNL space to term Cell, DOT. The CGMT, PB has approved the allotment of acres of land and large spaces at sector 53 and Phase IV Mohali to TERM Cell. 

It has come to notice that TERM cell is not paying BSNL against the offices, residences etc availed by them. Arbitrary action taken by Punjab Circle is a gross violation and is opposed by United Forum comprising of SNEA and BSNLEU in PB Circle. In the letter, nothing is mentioned about payment of Infrastructure Charges like rent, electricity, water etc. and there is no clarity who (BSNL/DOT) is going to bear the charges. CGMT has issued the letter unilaterally without taking BSNL interest into consideration. Com Balbir Singh, All India President/BSNLEU and Com Amarjit Singh, CS/SNEA leading the protest in PB Circle.

20-06-2017



20-06-2017

View Corporate Office Orders:
APARs for Adhoc DGM promotion - Left over cases reg.
Refusal of promotion in the grade of DGM on Adhoc basis reg.
Holidays to be observed in BSNL Offices during the year 2018 reg.
General Guidelines regarding promotion to higher grade in BSNL reg.
Extending Soft tenure facilities for JTOs and Below cadre as a one time measure to work in AP circle office Vijayawada reg.

20-06-2017

Joint Forum meeting with Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD, BSNL on 19.06.2017:

JF leaders met the CMD and held discussions on the following issues. In the beginning itself, CMD informed about the meeting of CMD and other BSNL Board members with the Hon Minister on 16.06.2017 on 3rd PRC implementation. CMD informed that BSNL Board requested Hon Minister for implementation of 3rd PRC without linking with the affordability clause, considering the strategic importance of BSNL in telecom sector. Hon Minister responded very positively and assured to consider the request of the Board. On other issues, JF explained the discussions held in the CS and CHQ Office bearers meeting on 17th and 18th and the apprehensions of the JF on various issues, discussions continued:

a) Ongoing agitation on E2, E3 scales: CMD informed that this issue once again raised with the Hon Minister in the same meeting. Entire Board once again requested Hon Minister to approve the proposal of E2 and E3. Secretary, DoT given a meeting to BSNL Management to discuss this issue and 3rd PRC on 22.06.2017. DIR(HR) will be meeting the Secretary.

b) Increasing the quantum of contribution towards Superannuation fund: JF demanded that the increase in contribution should be considered immediately as assured recently. CMD responded positively and informed that the demand will be considered and already instructed to process the proposal.

c) Progress in other issues: Very good progress is seen in other issues and management initiated actions to resolve the issues. Same initiative is to be continued for another 2 to 3 months so that the issues can be resolved by that time. JF expressed its concern that management may not continue with the same momentum after some time and demanded that review in the progress of the issue has to be done atleast on fortnightly basis. CMD agreed to our demand.

In the evening, Management has called for meeting with the Unions and Associations at 6 PM yesterday for discussing the notice for agitation programs. However, due to short notice, only representatives of SNEA and AIGETOA could attend the meeting. From Mgmt side Dir(HR),GM(SR) along with other officers were present. Joint forum was represented by both the GSs and Presidents, Dy GS SNEA Com. Adsul, AGS SNEA Com. P.K.Shukla and CS Gujarat SNEA Com. B G Patel. DIR(HR) informed that CMD and all the Directors met with Hon MOC on 16th June 2017 and apprised him about the necessity of extending 3rd PRC benefit to BSNL employees. Hon MOC was very positive on the issues and assured to take up the issue of exemption of affordability clause for BSNL with the Union Cabinet. DIR(HR) further informed that PS to MoSC for communication has called her up in the evening to inform that since Hon MoSC is assured for positive action, there is no need for BSNL employees to go for agitation at this point of time. We informed BSNL management that they could have called the Union/Assns well in advance and discussed the issue. In view of the positive and firm assurance given by MOC, DIR(HR) appealed to postpone the agitation for next 15 days.

On other issues, DIR(HR) also told us that the issue of increasing the quantum of Superannuation Benefit is being actively considered and very soon decision on the same shall be taken. On other HR issues of promotion, first TBP, E1A and E2A for Civil/Elect/PA/PS/Arch etc etc, management will continue its efforts to resolve the issues through mutual discussions. On Rs 22820/- issue, DIR(HR) asked to wait for the finalization of the pay scales and there after it can be discussed and resolved. DIR(HR) assured that all the demands of JF will be discussed and reviewed on a fortnightly basis. She further reiterated her commitment on withdrawal of vindictive actions of wage cut, charge sheet, memo etc.

Meeting with Joint Sec(Admn), DoT and Director(PSU), DoT on E2, E3 pay scales issue on 19.06.2017: JF leaders met Jt Sec(A) and held discussions on the BSNL reply on the matter. Jt Sec was not aware about the BSNL reply. Immediately he directed Director (PSU) to process the proposal.

20-06-2017

Joint Forum

Central Executive Committee, Meeting at New Delhi on 17th and 18th June, 2017.

A Joint meeting of all CHQ and CS of AIGETOA & SNEA was held at YWCA bhavan, New Delhi from 11AM to 6:30PM.

GS and Presidents of both the associations have elaborated the objective of this JF meeting and updated status of main HR issues.  Leaders on the dais called for continuation of combined struggle of SNEA and AIGETOA for resolution of HR issues. It was emphasized that CHQ leaders of Both the associations are working in tandem and with excellent mutual trust and discussion on all the HR issues.  The leaders have conveyed to carry the same relation and synergy between the leaders of SNEA & AIGETOA at Circle and District levels.

Com. G.L Jogi, Chairman SNEA also addressed the gathering and expressed his happiness over the JF , where two vibrant associations have come together and termed this as historic day for both the associations and all the BSNL Executives.

The introductory session of all the CHQ and CS both the associations were held as symbol of unity in JF for resolution of issues.

GS of both the associations have asked views and opinions on future course of action w.r.t ongoing agitation and conduction of combine JF meetings at Circle and SSA levels from the CS of both the association.

The Updates on issues:

1. E2/E3 std Scale for JTO/SDE : BSNL has sent reply to the queries raised by DOT and now the file is under submission for further process.  It was also informed that CMD, DIR(HR) and other Directors of BSNL Board had a meeting with Honle MOS for communications on 16th June 2017 wherein this issue was also taken up for positive consideration. Hon Minister has responded very positively and told that he is well aware of the issue and the same shall be taken care of. The whole process is expected to be completed within next 45 days.

2. 30% SAB: BSNL management has agreed in principle to increase the quantum of SAB and CMD has given clear instructions to complete this process. The exact increase in quantum has to be negotiated with the management and shall be known only after the final approval of file.

3. Promotions (both Seniority and LDCE) in all cadres: The main hurdles for promotions are Reservation in promotion issue, SDE RR issue and the seniority case at Hon Ernakulum High court which are to be taken care while moving ahead with the promotions. With the agitation of JF, management has started taking concrete action and held discussion with various stake holders including the petitioners of the case at Ernakulum High court. In the reservation in promotion issue where BSNL has to follow DOPT guidelines and has to comply with court judgment on ST/ST Roaster. BSNL management is in the process of filing petition in Ernakulum High court and also working on methodology to deal with Roaster case without affecting the interest of any stakeholders to fill all the available vacancies up the maximum possible extent. Eligibility list up the Recruitment year 2005 will be prepared immediately and required data will be called from circles shortly. Action on the extending promotion to all the eligible candidates is underway. All CS are requested to ensure that VCs reaches to BSNLCO. We are expecting a positive breakthrough very soon. With solution to the reservation issue without violating the DoP&T guidelines, promotions from LDCE quota shall also be given. The action plan on the same is ready. The DPCs from JAO to AO, SDE to DE and AO to CAO are also under process. The JAO to AO promotions, roaster approved. If the same momentum continued, positive results in the form of promotions will be visible in few weeks time.

4. 22820 to Post 2007 JTOs: Management has acknowledged the pay loss for the executives recruited after 2007. JF is actively pursuing the settlement of this issue as it affecting many young executives of BSNL. JF is exploring various methods to achieve this parity. Management told us to wait for the approval of the pay scales.

5. Scrapping of MT and DGM RR: Management has approved the scrapping of DGM RR and MT RRs will also be scrapped by working a methodology for fast track promotions while finalizing policy on implementation of CPSU cadre hierarchy, which under final stage.

6. First Time bound promotions for 4 years: JF is actively pursuing the issue of first time bound promotion in 4 years and moving onto that direction, management has asked data from all the circles for further processing of issue. All the CS are requested to pursue at their circle offices to arrange the required data immediately.

7. 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: The matter is being considered by Management Committee and BSNL has agreed to extend E1A and E2A to all such affected Executives.  

Resolutions

After noting down all the inputs from the house, the following resolutions are adopted.

 

Resolution 1: It is unanimously resolved that all the vindictive actions shall be strongly opposed.  It is resolved that if needed, the agitation on the vindictive actions shall be re-launched if the same are not taken back by management as assured.

Resolution 2: It is decided to work together on all issues at CHQ, Circle and SSA levels by both SNEA and AIGETOA by forming JF committee at respective levels. All Circes will conduct their combined CECs at Circle level and District level within two months. There will not be any vindictive actions against the members of either side.  A feeling of mutual cooperation, trust, cohesiveness and bonding shall be developed between both the associations to resolve all the long pending HR issues of BSNL executives. Both the Associations (AIGETOA and SNEA) will work collectively respecting each other with mutual cooperation and trust. The membership grabbing from one side to others will not be encouraged and JF will treat all the members of AIGETOA and SNEA as the members of JF. There will not be any effort of one up man ship.

Resolution 3: As there is movement on all the issues submitted by JF in its notice as stated above and as CMD and DIR(HR) has assured to review the progress of issue for every 15 days, it is resolved to defer the proposed agitation from 26th June 2017 for 3 months. In the case of E2, E3 scales, it will be reviewed after one month. However if the JF senses of any derail or slowness in progress in resolving issue, it will reconsider its decision to launch its agitation at the earliest possible time. The mode of future agitations will be decided by CHQ keeping in view, the suggestions submitted by various CSs of JF.

After passing the above resolutions, JF leaders met CMD and DIR(HR) and briefed them about the discussions and resolutions taken as above. CMD and DIR(HR) appreciated our decision and assured to resolve all the issues within 3 months. They also agreed to review the progress of issues for every 15 days. Accordingly DIR(HR) instructed Gm SR to arrange the meeting for every 15 days with JF.

18-06-2017

MASS DHARNA on 20.06.2017:

Unions and Associations Mass Dharna at BSNLCO Circle and SSA HQ demanding:

 

(i) Settle wage revision and pension revision w.e.f. 01.01.2017.

(ii) Settle superannuation benefits to the Directly Recruited employees.

(iii) Unconditionally withdraw the Corporate Office letter dated 08.05.2017, banning all trade union activities in BSNL and vindictive actions.

18-06-2017

View Glimpses of Photos of Joint Forum CHQ Office Bearers and Circle Secretaries Meet at Delhi on 18-06-2017.

17-06-2017

15-06-2017

It is time for introspection:

It is time for all those executives who have not yet aligned themselves under the Umbrella  of Joint Forum to introspect and move towards the platform which is fighting and having the resolve to fight for the rights of their members like standard pay scales, promotions, CPSU Cadre Hierarchy, Superannuation benefits, 3rd PRC, pension revision, first TBP in 4 years, E1A and E2A for Civil/Elect/Arch etc is the need of the hour. The Joint Forum led by SNEA and AIGETOA has made strong inroads towards the resolution of long pending HR issues and the synergy created between the associations during the ongoing trade union programs had made us to believe that unity between like minded forces can do wonders for the fraternity. 

The eighteen thousand plus vote got by the support Association in the membership verification is now used against the very same people who voted for them.  It is visible on standard pay scales issue, struggle for 3rd PRC etc etc. 

Eventhough there is about seven thousand paid members for them on check off after verification, the eighteen thousand plus number is repeatedly used by the support Assn in DoT and BSNL to derail all the HR issues which JF and BSNL management jointly trying to resolve. Even they are not ready for joint struggle or afraid of struggles which is nothing but deceiving their own membership and the supporters.

Out of 18000 plus votes claimed by them, around 10000 plus votes have been garnered using the platform of other Associations in the United Forum. When the time came for returning the good job done by strongly fighting for the issues, the support association preferred to keep themselves away and in fact started doing just the opposite by taking contradictory stand on issues and playing in the hands of DoT and BSNL management.

It is time for those voted for the support Assn to introspect whether their vote and strength is continued to be exploited for such negative campaign in DoT and BSNL against the interest of the Executives. It is time for all the Executives to come out and strengthen the hands of the Assns fighting for the legitimate rights of the Executives.

15-06-2017

Meeting on CPSU Cadre Hierarchy on 14.06.2017: The concluding meeting with PGM(Pers) and Jt GM(Pers) on CPSU Cadre Hierarchy completed yesterday. The discussions were very positive and almost all the remaining issues could sort out. We could work out various methods to simplify the DPC works to get the promotions immediately on implementation of the policy. The draft proposal will be discussed with senior management shortly. This will be the only solution for addressing the huge stagnation in promotion to various cadres like SDE(T/C/E), DE(T), EE(C/E).

15-06-2017

Meeting with GM(FP) on 15.06.2017: GS, President, AGS and Jt Sec met GM(FP) and DGM(FP) and further discussed about the DPC from JAO to AO , AO to CAO and CAO to DGM. The roster for AO cadre is cleared by CLO. 

14-06-2017

Copy of the notice for the CHQ Office bearers and CSs meeting at New Delhi on 17th and 18th June, 2017:

Accommodation will be available at SNEA Bhavan and Hotel KYRON, Saraswathi Marg, Karol Bag, New Delhi.

Meeting Notice

13-06-2017

Combined CS and CHQ office bearers meeting of Joint Forum at New Delhi on 17th and 18th June, 2017:

The following information may be furnished by the CSs:

a) VC status for JTO to SDE promotion under Seniority & LDCE quota.

b) SDE to DE promotion: Status of ACR to be sent to CS cell of BSNLCO. Details of the SDEs like HR number, staff number, Circle etc.

c) First TB promotion uniformly after 4 years: The data sought from the Circle by BSNLCO for processing the case (Number of Executives got it in 5 years, 6 years etc).

d) Subscription deduction from salary: The list of the members from the Circles (From the month of January onwards. Lists of members of MP, HR, WTP, MH, CHG and J&K Circles received).

13-06-2017

JAO to AO and AO to CAO promotions: JF had detailed discussions on this. SEA section has prepared the roster for promotion to AO and CAO cadres and waiting for the clearance from CLO. More than 600 vacancies are expected for AO promotions and about 300 vacancies for CAO (regular) promotion. If MT quota diversion is done, another 300 vacancies will come for CAO promotion.

12-06-2017

View Glimpses of Joint CEC held by Joint Forum:

12-06-2017

View Corporate Office Orders:
DE transfer order - Retention reg.
Tenure transfer order at DGM level.
JTO Electricals to SDE Elec Promotion on seniority quota.
DE to Adhoc DGM Promotion order

12-06-2017

BSNL Board is meeting the Hon MoSC for appraising the need for 3rd PRC implementation in BSNL: The MC of the BSNL Board will be meeting the Hon MoSC on 16.06.2017, pleading for 3rd PRC implementation for the BSNL employees without the affordability condition. This has been informed by CMD and DIR(HR) to JF.  BSNL management is proposing to MOSC for 3rd PRC implementation and the fitment should be left to the Board for decision. CMD told that for 15% fitment, minimum 2500 Cr additional expenditure will come and we have to find ways to meet this additional expenditure by BSNL. Otherwise BSNL will not be able to pay. So, for the 3rd PRC benefits, the growth is to be accelerated in the coming days, for additional revenue. Today the data traffic crossed 900 TB, CMD informed.

12-06-2017

Meeting with CMD, BSNL and DIR(HR) on 12.06.2017:

JF leaders had detailed discussion with CMD/BSNL and DIR(HR) on

a) the reply to be sent to the queries made by DoT on E2 and E3 pay scales proposal. After the discussion, a detailed reply has been sent to DoT for the approval of only the part I of the BSNL proposal dated 06.06.2016 for revision of E1A and E2A pay scales by standard pay scales of E2 and E3 w.e.f 01.01.2007 which is part of 2nd PRC implementation. Part II of the proposal for upgradation of other scales will be taken up at the time of 3rd PRC.

b) 30% Superannuation benefit for BSNL directly recruited employees. During the previous discussions, management in principle agreed to consider our demand. Now the Unions and Associations also demanded the same in the recent trade union notice and we could muster their support in this regard. JF leaders strongly pleaded for increasing the present BSNL contribution from 23% to full 30%. Both CMD and DIR(HR) assured that management is positively considering the demand for increasing the contribution and asked the concerned section to work out the details. It is a very very positive development today.

c) Operation Vasundhara: CMD informed that the revaluation of of land assets work is progressing very well. We are having another 15 days, upto 30.06.2017 to complete the work. All of us to focus.

d) Revenue model of Wi-Fi hot spots: We shared our apprehension about this business model whether it will be economically viable. CMD informed that slowly revenue started coming and when the number of Hot spots reaches around 15000, we can go for aggressive marketing. Presently we don’t have the sufficient coverage and after improving the same only, we have to go for marketing.

e) Supply of FTTH equipments: We informed lot of demand is there for FTTH connections and FTTH eqpt shortage is there at different locations. CMD informed that only 20% of the capacity only utilized as of now. We clarified that where ever demand is there, there capacity shortage is thre.. In the new NGN tender, there is provision for FTTH ports also. Action may be taken to purchase more FTTH ports during the procurement of NGN eqpt, we demanded.

12-06-2017

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11-06-2017


NCOA leaders led by Com Baby Thomas, Secretary General and Com V K Tomar, President met Shri Anant Geete, Hon Union Cabinet Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises at Mumbai on 10.06.2017 on 3rd PRC implementation. NCOA submitted a memorandum demanding reconsideration of the affordability clause. Since meeting was arranged on a very short notice, Com V B Kokate CS/MH Circle represented SNEA.

View Copy of memorandum submitted to Hon Minister

11-06-2017

Joint Forum conducted very successful combined CEC meetings of Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Chennai TD, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Circles on 08th, 09th, 10th and 11th June, 2017. GS/SNEA and GS/AIGETOA addressed the combined CEC of all the Circles. GS/BASE(I) addressed the CEC of KTK Circle and Dy GS/TSOA addressed the Combined CEC of TN and CHTD. Details will be uploaded.

11-06-2017

Operation VASUNDHARA going to become a great success – All the CSs, SSA Secretaries and activists at all levels to fully involve in the next few days for the successful completion of the project by 25th June, the target date.

BSNL management initiated project VASUNDHRA to revalue the land assets of BSNL. As per the book value, the total land assets of BSNL is less than 1,000 Cr and total asset is around 45,000 Cr. The losses during past years reduced the book value of BSNL asset from 63,000 Cr to 45,000 Cr. The aim of this project is to make BSNL a strong company with 2 lakhs to 3 lakhs Crores assets as per books. This project is personally monitored by CMD BSNL.

This project work is entrusted mainly with Civil wing. The valuation has to be done by approved valuer after paying the fees and BSNL has to get the certificates from them. The revaluation is successfully completed by Chattisgargh, Chennai TD etc Circles. It is reported that the land assets of Chennai TD alone is more than 7,000 Cr after revaluation. Congratulations to CHG and CHTD Circles. The work is in progress in all the Circles. Initially the land assets in A and B class cities concentrated. Now the land worth more than 1 Cr in C class cities also included.

BSNL is switching over to the new accounting procedures from 2016-17 year onwards. So revaluation has to be completed by 25.06.17 so that revised value can be included in the balance sheet under preparations.

So all Circle/SSA Secretaries and activists are to work together to complete the project in the stipulated period so that the actual asset value can be reflected in the balance sheet for 2016-17. Meet the respective CGMs, CE(Civil)s, SSA Heads, SE(Civil)s and EE(Civil)s and coordinate with them. Let us make our BSNL a strong company with 2 to 3 lakhs Crore assets. This is another way to stop disinvestment/strategic sale of BSNL. Govt sold VSNL, ITDC hotels etc at throw away price on the book value. 

09-06-2017

Shri Ramanlal Vora, Hon Speaker of Gujarat Legislative Assembly writes to Shri Manoj Sinha Honourable MOSC regarding our issue of E2 & E3 pay scales. The issue is being taken by our comrades of Gujarat Circle.

letter

08-06-2017

CHQ President and AGS met DIR HR Smt S.T.Ray and discussed on our issues. CGM Legal and GM SR were also present in the meeting.

07-06-2017

All CSs / DSs / BSs and activists are requested to conduct Lunch Hour demonstration at  Circle / SSA Head Quarters today on 08-06-2017 (Every Thursday) under the banner Joint Forum.

07-06-2017

Notice for agitational programme for various demands served by Unions and Associations of BSNL to Secretary / DoT and CMD..... View Copy of the Notice.

07-06-2017

View Corporate Office orders:
Transfer and posting of Executive Engineer Electricals.
DGM Adhoc promotion - Modification order.
DGM Adhoc promotion - Refusal of Promotion.

07-06-2017

View Media Reports:

06-06-2017

Combine CEC meetings:

Combined CEC meeting of Kerala Circle will be held at Ernakulam on 08.06.17

Combined CEC meeting of Karnataka Circle will be held at Bangalore on 09.06.17

Combined CEC meeting of Rajastan Circle will be held at Jaipur on 09.06.17

Combined CEC meeting of TN and CHTD Circles will be held at Chennai on 10.06.17

Combined CEC meeting of AP and Telengana Circles will be held at Hyderabad on 11.06.17

Remaining Circles to hold the combined meeting immediately.

06-06-2017

VCs received by BSNLCO for Promotion from JTO to SDE (T) as on date.

SCF : BSNLCO, NCNGN, BRBRAIT, OR, HR and UPE

LDCE: BSNLCO, HR, ITPC, NE I, NE II, ETR and MP.

All the CSs and activists must ensure that VCs reach by this week end for both SCF and LDCE.

All the CSs are requested to pursue with their Circle Administration for sending the APARs for the promotion from SDE to DE immediately.

06-06-2017

View Corporate Office Orders:

06-06-2017

View Media Reports:

06-06-2017

BSNL Unions/Associations meeting with CMD BSNL on 05.06.2017:  BSNL Unions/ Associations leaders met CMD BSNL and discussed implementation of 3rd PRC recommendations with 15% fitment benefits, Pension revision, 30% Superannuation benefits to BSNL directly recruited employees and withdrawal of BSNL orders banning agitation Programme in BSNL premises and the vindictive actions taken against the office bearers. Convenor explained the apprehension of the employees and their huge expectation from the present management on 3rd PRC. Full 15% fitment is linked with pension revision also. We told the CMD BSNL that they were compelled to launch agitational programme, since the Committee of Secretaries, headed by the Cabinet Secretary, is proceeding with the finalisation of the Cabinet Note, without considering exemption to BSNL from the “Affordability Clause” of the 3rd PRC. They requested the CMD BSNL to strongly take up the issue with the DoT and DPE. 30% superannuation benefit is a pending issue of 2nd PRC and 3% in the initial offer is still pending, convenor told CMD. The recent order of BSNL banning all types of agitations citing a court order should be reviewed and all vindictive actions like wage cut, charge sheets, memos etc should be withdrawn.

CMD BSNL was also equally concerned about 3rd PRC and gone to the extent of telling us that if 3rd PRC is not implemented, he will be failing in his duty. If it is not implemented today then it will never be implemented in BSNL. On vindictive actions and restrictions imposed on trade union activities, he assured to discuss it with DIR(HR).  

06-06-2017

BSNL launching Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) in collaboration with AEROVOYCE from today, 06.06.2017 for doing retail business. CMD BSNL during discussion with representatives of Unions and Associations informed that, as a first of its kind in the country, BSNL and AEROVOYCE starting the service from 06.06.2017. By this the revenue can be increased by bulk business, CMD informed.

04-06-2017

Meeting with Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon MoSC on E2, E3 pay scales:

Today, 03.06.2017, JF leaders had an excellent meeting with Hon MoSC Shri Manoj Sinha at Sanchar Bhavan, New Delhi regarding approval for E2 and E3 pay scales w.e.f 01.01.2007 as recommended by BSNL. We explained the issue and specifically told MoSC that it is a pending issue of 2nd PRC and during 2007-08, BSNL was making profit for more than 3000 Cr. All other Executives joined prior to 2007 got full benefit of 2nd PRC and the Executives joined from 2007 onwards deprived off the benefits. The revision of pay scales will benefit financially only the new recruits after 01.01.2007. BSNL recruited JTO/JAOs from among lakhs of highly qualified applicants through rigorous screening. In order to motivate them, E2 and E3 pay scales are to be approved as recommended by BSNL. Otherwise it will become very difficult to retain / attract the talent.

Instead of approving BSNL proposal, DoT notified lower pay scales of E1 and E2, demoting about 42,000 Executives in the basic cadres. The pay of JTO/JAOs recruited after 01.01.2007 will come down by around Rs 10,000 per month. Earlier Secretary, DoT agreed to approve E2 and E3 pay scales. On his transfer, AS(T) who always works against the BSNL employees processed the proposal of 2009 which was rejected by DoT and DPE twice. Even in that proposal, there was no recommendation to lower the pay scales to E1 and E2. On 03.04.2017, BSNL written to DoT to reconsider the decision and the PO issued by DoT on 28.03.2017 and approve its proposal. It is pending in DoT for two months. Without your kind intervention, it will not be resolved in DoT, JF clearly told MoSC.

Hon MoSC was very positive during discussion and informed us that he knew the issues and positive actions will be taken when Secretary comes back next week. The intervention of MoSC will really resolve the issues. Shri Mahesh Girri/ Hon MP and BJP National Secretary personally taken us to the Hon Ministers office for the meeting, eventhough it is a holiday. Earlier our comrades of UP(E), MP, UP(W) met the Hon Minister, explained the issues and submitted memorandum. In the beginning, our AP comrades also briefed the issue through some sources. CMD BSNL also met him several times and reminded him about the issue. This week we met Shri Nitin Gadkari/Hon Union Cabinet Minister for Road Transport and Shipping, Sri Mahesh Girri/Hon MP and BJP National Secretary, Shri Hanraj Ahir/Hon Union Minister of State for Home Affairs and Dr. Subhash Bhamare/Hon Union Minister of State for Defence in this regard. All of them intervened in the matter and even spoken to the Hon MoSC. After these ground works, we met Hon MoSC in the office and explained the issues in detail once again.

In the coming days we have to mount pressure on Secretary/DoT through CMD and DIR(HR) to process the proposal positively. 

04-06-2017

Meeting of BSNL Unions / Associations taken historic decision to go on strike for the settlement of wage revision.

A crucial meeting of BSNL unions and associations was held at New Delhi on 02.06.2017 to discuss the ways and means to settle the wage revision of BSNL employees w.e.f. 01.01.2017. Considering the seriousness of the situation, leaders of all the major organizations BSNLEU, NFTE, SNEA, AIBSNLEA, FNTO, AIGETOA, BSNLMS, ATM, BTU and BSNLOA responded to the call and attended the meeting.

Everyone knows that, as per the Affordability Clause in the 3rdPRC recommendations, the employees of BSNL are not eligible for wage revision. The unions and associations of BSNL have demanded that BSNL should be exempted from the Affordability Clause of the 3rd PRC, so that the employees can get wage revision. BSNL Management is in support of this. DoT was also in support of this, so long as Mr. J.S. Deepak was the Secretary, DoT. However, DoT stand has changed now. In the last meeting on wage revision, headed by the Cabinet Secretary, the DoT did not demand exemption to BSNL from the Affordability Clause of the 3rd PRC. Without any doubt, we can say that the DoT has let down the entire Non-Executives and Executives of BSNL.  Now, the decisions of the government, on the recommendations of the 3rd PRC are being finalised. At least at this juncture, the BSNL employees have to unitedly raise their voice, through appropriate action programme, that they should be given wage revision. It is a “do or die” situation now. Keeping all these factors in view, the meeting of all unions / associations, which met at New Delhi today, have decided to go on strike on 27.07.2017. All Circle and SSA Secretaries are requested to immediately plunge it to action. Coordinate with all the Unions and Associations, meet each and every employee and make the dharna, hunger strike and one day strike successful.

The meeting of all Unions / Associations that was held at New Delhi today, has unanimously finalised the following action programme, to settle the wage revision issue and to protect trade union rights of Unions and Associations in BSNL.

 

Agitation programme:

 

(i)    Day long dharna throughout the country on 20.06.2017.

(ii)   Hunger strike on 13.07.2017.

(iii)  One day strike on 27.07.2017.   

 

Demands:

 

(i)   Settle wage revision and pension revision w.e.f. 01.01.2017.

(ii)  Settle superannuation benefits to the Directly Recruited employees.

(iii) Unconditionally withdraw the Corporate Office letter dated 08.05.2017, banning all trade union activities in BSNL and vindictive actions.

After the meeting of all Unions / Associations, the leaders participated in the meeting met Com. Chandeswar Singh, GS, NFTE at NFTE office and held discussions. The leaders impressed upon the GS/NFTE, about the need for united struggle and requested him to join the same for the successful settlement of wage revision. The leaders also conveyed to Com Chandeswar Singh, GS/NFTE that the dates of the struggle, which have been finalised in the meeting of all Unions / Associations could be altered if necessary. The GS/NFTE assured to take a favourable decision in consultation with other comrades.

04-06-2017

Unconditionally withdraw the gag order and vindictive actions – demands meeting of Unions / Associations.

The BSNL Management has obtained a stay from the Patiala District Court, New Delhi on 06.05.2017, for conducting trade union activities, inside office premises. Vide letter no.BSNL/9-3/SR/2017/pt. dated 08.05.2017, the Corporate Office has communicated this to all the CGMs. As a result of the above mentioned actions taken by the BSNL Management, all trade union activities inside the office compound, have been banned. Citing the Corporate Office letter, many CGMs have already given letters to the unions and associations, banning demonstration, dharna, hunger strike, etc. Thus, all trade union activities remain banned in BSNL. The all union / association meeting, held at New Delhi today, strongly condemned this letter and demanded that the same should be withdrawn immediately, and unconditionally. It was also decided to oppose all the vindictive actions initiated by BSNL Management and demanded to withdraw it.

03-06-2017


Meeting with Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon MoSC on E2, E3 pay scales:

Today, 03.06.2017, JF leaders had an excellent meeting with Hon MoSC Shri Manoj Sinha at Sanchar Bhavan, New Delhi regarding approval for E2 and E3 pay scales w.e.f 01.01.2007 as recommended by BSNL. We explained the issue and specifically told MoSC that it is a pending issue of 2nd PRC and during 2007-08, BSNL was making profit for more than 3000 Cr. All other Executives joined prior to 2007 got full benefit of 2nd PRC and the Executives joined from 2007 onwards deprived off the benefits. The revision of pay scales will benefit financially only the new recruits after 01.01.2007. BSNL recruited JTO/JAOs from among lakhs of highly qualified applicants through rigorous screening. In order to motivate them, E2 and E3 pay scales are to be approved as recommended by BSNL. Otherwise it will become very difficult to retain / attract the talent.

Instead of approving BSNL proposal, DoT notified lower pay scales of E1 and E2, demoting about 42,000 Executives in the basic cadres. The pay of JTO/JAOs recruited after 01.01.2007 will come down by around Rs 10,000 per month. Earlier Secretary, DoT agreed to approve E2 and E3 pay scales. On his transfer, AS(T) who always works against the BSNL employees processed the proposal of 2009 which was rejected by DoT and DPE twice. Even in that proposal, there was no recommendation to lower the pay scales to E1 and E2. On 03.04.2017, BSNL written to DoT to reconsider the decision and the PO issued by DoT on 28.03.2017 and approve its proposal. It is pending in DoT for two months. Without your kind intervention, it will not be resolved in DoT, JF clearly told MoSC.

Hon MoSC was very positive during discussion and informed us that he knew the issues and positive actions will be taken when Secretary comes back next week. The intervention of MoSC will really resolve the issues. Shri Mahesh Girri/ Hon MP and BJP National Secretary personally taken us to the Hon Ministers office for the meeting, eventhough it is a holiday. Earlier our comrades of UP(E), MP, UP(W) met the Hon Minister, explained the issues and submitted memorandum. In the beginning, our AP comrades also briefed the issue through some sources. CMD BSNL also met him several times and reminded him about the issue. This week we met Shri Nitin Gadkari/Hon Union Cabinet Minister for Road Transport and Shipping, Sri Mahesh Girri/Hon MP and BJP National Secretary, Shri Hanraj Ahir/Hon Union Minister of State for Home Affairs and Dr. Subhash Bhamare/Hon Union Minister of State for Defence in this regard. All of them intervened in the matter and even spoken to the Hon MoSC. After these ground works, we met Hon MoSC in the office and explained the issues in detail once again.

In the coming days we have to mount pressure on Secretary/DoT through CMD and DIR(HR) to process the proposal positively. 

memorandum submitted to Hon MoSC

02-06-2017

View Corporate Office Orders:
SDE Tenure transfer order - Retention reg.
SDE Tenure transfer order - Retention reg.
DE transfer order - Modification reg.
SDE lnter Circle transfer order.
Inter Circle transfer of SDEs T - Reg.

02-06-2017

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Indian Telcos Seeks 12% GST Rate on Service, to Write Letters to Govt.
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01-06-2017

Meeting with CMD, BSNL: JF leaders met Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD, BSNL on 01.06.2017 and appraised him about the discussions with DIR(HR) on 31.05.2017 on various vindictive actions initiated by management. DIR(HR) assured to review/withdraw all such actions. We requested CMD also to withdraw all the vindictive actions and create a conducive atmosphere.

01-06-2017

Meeting on CPSU Cadre Hierarchy:

GS, President, Dy GS and Jt Sec had a detailed discussions with DIR(HR), PGM(Pers), GM(Restg) and Jt GM(Pers) on the remaining contentious issues of CPSU Hierarchy implementation, especially making TB functional promotion to AGM/CAO equivalent grade and linking the proposal with HR plan. The meeting was highly successful and we could sort out the differences and come to a settlement to get TB functional promotions to AGM grade also.

Further we could make some convincing arguments before the management to increase the DGM posts also to have more promotional avenues. Management agreed to add the 150 DRDGM posts to the existing 1331 DGM posts and total 1481 DGM posts will be utilized for promotions. We are demanding to increase the DGM posts further to above 2000.

We are extremely thankful to DIR(HR), PGM(Pers), GM(Restg) and Jt GM(Pers) for breaking the deadlock. This breakthrough on TB promotion to AGM/CAO equivalent grade is a big achievement and this was the major contentious issue pending. Now some more small issues are there to sort out in CPSU Hierarchy implementation which we are working out.

Since CPSU Hierarchy implementation will take few more months to get processed in MC, Board, DoT etc, we requested management to get maximum promotion orders issued in the intervening period as assured to JF. We requested management to expedite the promotions as discussed with the JF and parallally process the CPSU Hierarchy to have an everlasting solution for other cadres in the future. CPSU Hierarchy will be a uniform promotion policy for all the streams. 

01-06-2017

View Corporate Office Orders: