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Messages updated during the month of  Sep 2018

20-09-2018

AO to CAO promotion: The issue regarding implementation of reservation and own merit in CAO promotion is referred to the legal section and then to a Sr Advocate for the expert legal opinion. All other DPC work is completed. As soon as the legal opinion is received, promotion orders can be issued.

20-09-2018

Vacation of stay on DE to DGM(T) promotion:  Based on the CAT judgment vacating the stay on AO to CAO promotion, BSNL is filing an MA for early hearing and vacation of stay in the Hon CAT on the same ground. Originally the OA is listed for 29.10.2018. On our request, DIR(HR) given the approval for the same as soon as the information regarding vacation of stay for CAO promotion received BSNLCO. All the documents supplied to the BSNL lawyer for filing the MA.

19-09-2018

LICE for JE to JTO promotion: The proposal to conduct the LICE from JE to JTO promotion for the vacancy years 2016-17 and 2017-18 sent to Rect Section by the Estt Section. Last week DIR(HR) approved the proposal. 

19-09-2018

19-09-2018

What compelled SNEA to launch agitations from 24.09.18:

The developments which compelled SNEA to launch the agitations from 24.09.2018 on various issues will be discussed one by one. When negotiations and discussions does not yield the result and resolution of the issues, we don’t have any other option other than trade union actions. Normally in such situations, management will get involve in serious discussions to settle the issues in the best possible manner but unfortunately nowadays, the entire energy is diverted in doing research, how to discipline the Associations/ Unions, instead of addressing the serious HR issues comprehensively. In this situation, as a responsible Recognised Executive Association, we are duty bound to protect the interest of our members as well as all the BSNL Executives.

1. Notify and implement BSNL Executive promotion Policy Amendment & Recruitment Rules, 2017 (CPSU Cadre Hierarchy) w.e.f. 01.07.2018 which is approved by the BSNL Board and solve the huge stagnation in different cadres. Bring Parity and Uniformity in promotions among equivalent cadres of different wings. All the existing vacancies in different cadres like SDE(T), CAO etc shall be filled notionally w.e.f. 29.06.2018 as per the earlier rules.

The urge for a Uniform Time Bound Functional Promotion policy, delinking from availability of posts and seniority related issues, as prevailing in other CPSUs, was the demand of our beloved Association from the day of formation of BSNL. This is because of our bitter experience in the past, directly recruited JTOs retired as JTOs, without a single promotion or waiting for 20 to 25 years for one promotion etc due to want of vacancies. SNEA alone fought for the Time Bound Functional Promotion policy in 2002 and laid the strong foundation in the form of Terms and condition for absorption. In 2005, we sincerely tried to erect the structure in the form of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy by demanding Time Bound Promotion upto SG JAG level (E6 scale) but we could not fully succeed in the agitation. Finally EPP-2007 implemented and post based promotions continued as part of it as in a Govt department.

As a result of our agitation in 2015, the demand again picked momentum by the formation of Khan Committee. The Committee made a positive recommendation in October, 2015, recommending Time Bound Functional promotion upto AGM grade, after every 5 years. After the MV, management and SNEA further negotiated for the implementation as assured at the time of absorption in BSNL.  Finally, after considering the views of other stake holders also, the new promotion policy was approved by the BSNL Board on 28.05.2018.

The approval of the minutes of the Board meeting taken some time and according to the approval, two points required to be examined before its implementation, 1) Whether financial implication is there or not for prior concurrence of DoT and 2) Reservation policies of the Govt is followed in the new policy? In the intervening period, before the next due date of promotion, ie. 01.07.2018 we conducted all the DPCs which are feasible in a record time and issued the promotion orders on 29.06.2018 which made the implementation of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy w.e.f 01.07.2018 very smooth.

Meanwhile both the issues referred to two separate Committees:

1) Whether financial implication is there or not for which prior DoT concurrence required: The Committee after careful examination recommended that there is no additional financial implication on implementation of the new promotion policy, rather saving is there and as such it need not require the prior approval of DoT.

2) Reservation policies of the Govt is followed in the new policy? This matter was referred to a Committee of senior officers comprising Sr GM(Estt), GM(Per), GM(EF&FP) and GM(CLO). This Committee after exhaustive deliberations on the subject come to a conclusion that the Govt policies of Reservation is followed in the new promotion policy and submitted a unanimous report in this regard.

With the very positive recommendations from both the Committees, naturally we expected its notification and implementation atleast from 01.07.2018. By approving the proposal with a prospective date, instead of the proposed date of 01.01.2017, the Executives already lost one and half years of service. This already have a big impact on the future promotions. After implementation of the policy this issue to be deliberated further by seeking amendment for more relaxation.

Now management is dilly dallying on the notification and implementation w.e.f 01.07.2018. According to our rough calculation, about 18,500 Executives are expected to get promotion to one or the other grades w.e.f 01.07.2018. The HR plan and drastic reduction on the number of posts (about 40%) is hanging over our heads. So far we could stop it, till the approval of the new non-post based promotion policy, by delinking the promotions from the availability of posts and seniority. On approval of HR plan, it may become even difficult to justify the recent promotions as the number of posts will be less than the promotions. So many HR issues like E1+5 increments etc is pending in the BSNL Board, since 2014 for the approval, in the name of HR plan finalization.

All the vacancies in almost all the cadres filled up on 29.06.2018. Even after that, Executives recruited in the year 1988 as JTO(Arch) still remain as a JTO as there is no vacancy. JTO(E/C) form 1997/1998 are waiting for promotion, even SC/ST comrades. Is they does not deserve even a single promotion?  SDE(C/E/T) from 1998/2004 are waiting for AGM promotion. Every time can we look towards the Hon courts, vacation of stay and vacancies for our promotions? Can upgradation of posts as and when required is a feasible solution when the posts itself is going to be cut drastically? Even the SC/ST Executives are waiting for 10 to 15 years for their promotion in different cadres. As a solution we could get three assured Time Bound Functional promotions after 5 years in the new policy.

Comrades, CHQ could negotiate an excellent non-post based, Uniform Time Bound Functional Promotion Policy upto AGM Equivalent Grade, delinking from the seniority, as per the terms and conditions of absorption in BSNL. We could get it approved by the BSNL Board also. Finally our efforts since 2002 for the implementation of a non-post based, Uniform Time Bound Functional Promotion Policy got Board approval, upto AGM Equivalent Grade. Now CHQ is facing difficulty in getting it notified and implemented. It is not possible without your active support. Our sincere efforts for the last 15 years should yield the desired results, ie. Un-interrupted promotions as in EPP. We seek your active support and participation in the coming agitational programs from 24.09.2018 with full spirit and commitment.

The PARITY IN PROMOTIONS among equivalent cadres in different wings is not a simple demand, we meant business. At the same time we once again want to make it clear that it is not against any particular cadre, rather it is for the welfare and uniform treatment of all the equivalent cadres. In upgradations or CPSU Hierarchy, parity is to be maintained atleast in the future. Discrimination in promotions will lead to demoralization and ultimately affects the performance.

There are huge number of vacancies available prior to 30.06.2018 in SDE(T) cadre and good number of vacancies in CAO cadre. This vacancies are to be filled as on 29.06.2018 as their juniors in equivalent cadres in other wings already promoted on 29.06.2018. This will bring parity in those cadres also. This demand already we placed before the management to protect the interest of our comrades.

18-09-2018

View Corporate Office Orders:
Inter Circle transfer order of SDEs (Telecom) - Reg.

18-09-2018

GS writes to DIR(HR): JTO to SDE promotions under SCF quota for about 5,500 vacancies for the years 2011-12 to 2017-18. Since the High Court decision on the review petition is pending, it is requested to explore the possibility of conduction of DPC covering all the JTOs of a particular year, without publishing the AIEL. As there is no stay on promotion, promotion orders can be issued to the maximum possible extent, recruitment year wise and the seniority can be decided later on, based on the final outcome of the court cases. Since the vacancies are existing prior to 30.06.2018, the promotion orders may be issued notionally w.e.f 29.06.2018, at par with the juniors promoted from other cadres on 29.06.2018. As per the available vacancies, the JTOs recruited for the years 2010 & 2013 also may be covered and hence the eligibility list particulars of the JTOs recruited in 2010 (SRD) and 2013 also may be called from Circles: 

GS letter to DIR(HR) on JTO to SDE promotion

18-09-2018

GS writes to CMD/BSNL regarding promotion to AGM Grade: Large number of AGM vacancies were reserved for untraceable cases at the time of DPC and it is reported that excess promotions happened against SC/ST quota in the promotion to AGM cadre. The matter may be reviewed and the eligible SDEs in list 8 waiting for promotion may be given promotion w.e.f. 29.06.2018 as their juniors are promoted on 29.06.2018.

GS letter to CMD about AGM promotion

17-09-2018

View Corporate Office Order:
Tenure transfer of SDE Telecom.

16-09-2018

RELAY HUNGER FAST at BSNLCO by CHQ Office Bearers, CSs, CPs etc from 24th September, 2018 onwards: All the CHQ OBs, CSs and CPs of all the Circles and other activists joining the RELAY HUNGER FAST is to reach Delhi by 23rd evening or 24the early morning. The RELAY HUNGER FAST will start exactly at 10.00 AM on 24.09.2018. Return journey can be decided later.

15-09-2018

Circle Conferences of SNEA, WB Circle and Kolkata TD were held on 31st August & 1st September, 2018 at Kolkata. 

On 31st August afternoon, the open session held at Yuva Kendra Auditorium which was jointly convened by SNEA West Bengal Circle and Calcutta Telephones. The Auditorium with balcony was packed with the audience and the stage with galaxy of very senior officers from Circles and Regions. The session started by paying homage to our great leader Late Com Seshagiri Rao who served at various levels in SNEA and was the doyen of SNEA. Joint open session was attended and addressed by Com K Sebastin/GS, Com A A Khan/President, Com Padmanabha Rao/AGS & Com Sankar Sanyal/Joint Secretary(East), Sri Sitala Prasad Tripathy/CGM CTD, Sri S K Garg/CGM WBTC, Sri G Guha/CGM ETR, Sri A Maji/CGM ETP, Sri A K Kundu/CGM TF, Mr S Kujur/ GM(F) CTD, Shri P K Mahapatra/GM(HR &Admin) CTD, Shri K C Ghosh, PGM(NOW) CFA, Shri Pradip Gupta/GM/Tx, Shri Achintya Biswas GM(BA)/East, Smt A Das, GM(HR)/WBTC, Shri Hari GM(HR)/ETR, Shri A N Thakur GM(HR)/CTD. Shri Srikant Pal GM/Tx/CTD, Shri S K Deb GM/Cal SSA and Shri P K Sahana GM/ETR graced the occasion. The meeting was further illuminated with the presence of Shri Soumya Dutta, Secretary General, All India Banking Officers Confederation (AIBOC).

Both the Circle Secretaries of WB Circle and Calcutta Telephones Circle have placed the keynote address which included recent issues e.g. Implementation of CPSU Cadre hierarchy w.e.f. 01/7/2018, Implementation of 3rd PRC w.e.f. 01/01/2017, Earliest allocation of 4G spectrum, Extending 30% superannuation benefit, Approval of standard pay scales E2-E3, pay parity in the starting pay for  post-2007 JTOs/JAOs etc. and the problems prevailing in the respective Circles in respect of maintenance & development in different fields viz CFA, CM, Transmission, EB, Sales & Marketing, FTTH etc. Both the CSs, suggested the measures to be taken by the management of both the Circles to resolve the said issues.

All the CGMs and senior officers addressed the house. In their speech they assured to take necessary actions as pointed out by both CSs. They also openheartedly praised the initiative taken by CSs to mobilize their members for development of BSNL.

GS and President/CHQ highlighted all national issues and assured to take proper measures at appropriate level. Govts apathetic attitude towards BSNL, abnormal delay on allotting 4G spectrum and not complying to tender agreements in respect to supply of equipments etc are highlighted. Appreciated the performance of Calcutta Telephones and highlighted the progress with respect to other Circles in Eastern region. Over the last few years, CTD made a mark. The house emphasized to take special drive on FTTH connections and EB and called upon to build optical fibre network backbone.

All the CHQ office bearers addressed the house touching upon the burning issues pertaining to E2/E3 IDA pay scales for JTO/JAO and SDE/AO and other equivalent cadres, pending promotion, the status on CPSE Hierarchy notification, 3rd PRC, Group Term Insurance, 1st TB promotion, pay loss to post 2007 JTO/JAO recruitees, E1A/E2A w.e.f 01/10/2000 for Civil/elect/Arch/TF etc and latest status in respect of each item was conveyed to the delegates.

The history of E2/E3 IDA pay scales was brought forth and explained on how some forces are putting weird demand of cascading and retrospective  effect (from 01/10/2000) to derail the issue. The Executives may be miffed at SNEA for the delay but there is no reason to shift allegiance when others stands for impracticable demand framed on popularity plank. GS conveyed how at the intervention of SNEA, BSNL took initiative to take up the issue with DPE and how the same is gaining momentum in positive direction. On promotions, by the continuous and visionary efforts of SNEA, a new promotion policy worked out delinking promotions from availability of posts and seniority and approved by the BSNL Board. The new promotion policy, once it is notified, assures 3 functional promotion upto AGM equivalent grades, in 15 years, on completion of 5 years each. It will be the ultimate solution with regards to promotion. DOT reportedly held discussion on 3rd PRC and conveyed instructions to prepare for its note for further processing. But the process to overcome cabinet approval will not be that easy. On Group Term Insurance, discussion with SBI Life and LIC is in its final stage to confirm on quotes and the matter is in its final stage. All employees upto 50 years are to get coverage of Rs 50 lakhs. GS explained the demand for 3rd PRC and that for E2/E3 pay scales need not be equated. 3rd PRC will benefit all as BR recruitees equally will be credited with contribution on enhanced pay scale towards EPF and Pension Fund. The demand is a common one among both Executives and non Executives whereas E2/E3 is an exclusive demand for the Executives. The withdrawal of pay protection on officiating promotion by the clarification dated 19.02.2010, which affected thousands of Executives facing recovery of lakhs of rupees resolved once for all. The orders to that effect were issued on 27.02.2017. The 1st TBP uniformly after 4 years which is part of Khan Committee was kept pending for the approval of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy and now it will be pursued. The pay loss for post 2007 JTO/JAOs is a big heartburn for the young generation. Our demand for 22820 in comparison with other batches is not agreed by the management citing the reason that post 2007 rects are not eligible for 2nd PRC fitment. Now our efforts are to compensate it by giving additional increments which is possible only after the approval of E2 and E3 scales. Meanwhile to give much relief to the post 2010 JTOs, who not even got E1+5, we are pursuing with management for the same. This issue we highlighted recently. By this we are trying to bring all post 2007 rects to minimum E1+5 increments stage. Com GS intimated on Apex courts rejection of SLP filed by BSNL for pay fixation of JTOs officiating under FR 22(1)(a)(1) with FR-35 restriction. This paved the way for generalisation of the order. The E1A and E2A scales notionally from 01/10/2000 is approved by the MC and to be taken up in the Board. Com President made an inspiriting deliberation and urged upon new generation to take up the reins. He categorically told that if SNEA fails, then there cannot remain any other Association to achieve it. It is SNEA that holds credibility of such struggles and is confident to achieve it. He believes, the young Executives in SNEA have the prowess to bring the confused and directionless Executives into our fold.

The delegates unanimously called for immediate settlement of E2/E3 IDA pay scales, notification for CPSE Hierarchy, implementation of 3rd PRC, full 30% superannuation benefit, resolving pay disparity for post 2007 JTO  recruitees with special focus on E1+5 increments for 2010 onwards JTO/JAOs, Group Term Insurance, etc. The house held serious views on the above issues and delegates belonging to new generation held the issue of E2/E3 IDA pay scales as one of the main cause for discontent among new recruits.

The following Office Bearers were elected unanimously for the next term for Kolkata TD.

President: Com Sankar Sanyal, Circle Secretary: Com Dilip Saha, Treasurer: Asoke Kundu. CWC members: 1) Com Sankar Sanyal and 2) Com Saumendra Nath Ghosh.

The following Office Bearers were elected unanimously for the next term for West Bengal Circle.

President: Com Pradip Kumar Roy, Circle Secretary: Com Tapas Ghosh, Treasurer: Com Jayanta Mitra. CWC members: 1) Com Srikanta Awon, 2) Com Sandhipan Bhattacharya, 3) Com Siba Prasad Das.

15-09-2018

AO to CAO promotion: The DPC work is going on and BSNLCO is awaiting the order from the CAT, vacating the stay. Earlier Hon CAT, Chandigargh vacated the stay on CAO promotions but the order not updated so far in the CAT website for taking further actions. Meanwhile some missing cases in the VC list and some PH cases brought to our notice is handed over to the SEA section.

14-09-2018

GS writes to CMD/BSNL regarding XXX All India Conference of SNEA, demanding withdrawal of the letter dated 07.09.2018 and to allow proper functioning of SNEA, the only representative Executives Association in BSNL and communication with the management with immediate effect. Also request to control some of the biased officers who are deliberately acting against SNEA and ensure legitimate functioning of SNEA as the Recognised Representative Association under REA Rules. 

GS letter to CMD, BSNL

13-09-2018

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11-09-2018


On 08-09-2018 AUAB leaders met Hon. Union Minister of State for Water Resources and Parliament Affairs Sri.Arjun Ram Meghwal at New Delhi. AUAB discussed the following issues with Hon Minister. 
1. 3rd PRC implementation.
2. 4G spectrum allotment to BSNL.
3. Pension Contribution on actual basic pay.
4. Pension Revision.
Hon Minister assured to speak to Hon. MoSC Shri Manoj Sinha and take us to the Hon MoSC to discuss the issues. 
In the 6th Rajasthan Circle Conference held on 24-08-2018 Hon. Minister was our Chief Guest in the Open session and assured us that he will take up the issues with Hon MoSC and also arrange one meeting with Hon MoSC Sri.Manoj Sinha shortly.
click here for the speech of Hon. Minister Arjun Meghwalji

11-09-2018

RELAY HUNGER FAST at BSNLCO by CHQ Office Bearers, CSs, CPs etc from 24th September, 2018 onwards: All the CHQ OBs, CSs and CPs of all the Circles and other activists joining the RELAY HUNGER FAST is to reach Delhi by 23rd evening or 24the early morning. The RELAY HUNGER FAST will start exactly at 10.00 AM on 24.09.2018. Return journey can be decided later.

11-09-2018

GS, President, AGS and CS/MH Circle met Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD/BSNL on 11.09.2018 and held discussions on a) DPE reply regarding E2 and E3 pay scales and DoT approval for it. We explained our meeting with Hon Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Shri Anant Geete on the issue. As per the instruction of Hon Minister, Assn will be meeting the Secretary/DPE for sending a modified reply from DPE. CMD assured to speak to the officers in DPE and DoT in this regard.

b) Cancellation of the transfer orders of the officers working for the new CDR tender. Two GMs working in ITPC and part of the CDR tender committee is transferred to irrelevant posts, jeopardizing the entire tender related work. They are the most efficient officers in the field and their presence in the tender committee and retention in the ITPC wing is in the best interest of the company. Such talented officers cannot be compared with other officers, we told CMD, requesting him to cancel the transfer order.

11-09-2018

GS, President, Chairman, AGS and CS/MH Circle met Shri Prabhash Singh, Member(Technology), DoT on 10.09.2018 and held discussions on allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL. Member(T) informed that the BSNL proposal is moving in the right direction in DoT and taken a positive shape now.

11-09-2018

GS, President, Chairman, AGS and CS/MH Circle met Shri Ravi Kant, Member(Services), DoT on 10.09.2018 and held discussions on Pension Revision for the BSNL pensioners as per Rule 37A of 1972 CCS Pension Rules. The pension revision is nothing to do with the pay revision of the serving BSNL employees and the pension is to be paid by the Govt. The entire amount of pension contribution is paid by BSNL to the Govt.

DoT sought the opinion of DoP&T to delink the pension revision from the pay revision of serving employees. DoP&T sought some more clarifications from DoT on the issue inorder to give their opinion. We requested Member(S) to expedite the reply to DoP&T and process the pension revision by taking it to the Cabinet as done during 2nd PRC. Member(S) assured to help in all possible ways and asked us to meet him after 10 days.

10-09-2018

View Corporate Office Orders:
Missing APAR up to period ending 31-03-2017  for  64 AOs / Sr AOs reg.
DE Transfer order reg.


10-09-2018

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07-09-2018

DoT reference to DPE on replacement of E1A and E2A scale with E2 and E3 scales.


It explains the damages made by the stand taken by one Association to the cadre and the advantage taken out of that by DoT, quoting their stand. DoT cleverly utilized their demand to scuttle the genuine demand for E2 and E3 scales in the name of cascading effect.

It also exposes the allegation made by another Association against SNEA that BSNL offered E2 pay scales for the JTO/JAOs recruited by BSNL at the time of absorption in BSNL but SNEA compromised for E1A scale.

SNEA consistently telling our beloved comrades that at the time of absorption BSNL offered E1 and E2 pay scales for JTO/JAO and SDE/AO equivalent cadres and SNEA demanded E2 and E3 scales respectively. As a result of  very strong agitations in 2002 which paralysed the country, BSNL agreed for E1A and E2A scales.

Atleast now the truth has come out from the mouth of DoT itself.

Letter           Annexure

07-09-2018

SNEA announced the Trade Union programs w.e.f 24.09.2018 on the charter of demands and Trade Union Notice served on 27.08.2018.

Demands:

1. Notify and implement BSNL Executive promotion Policy Amendment & Recruitment Rules, 2017 (CPSU Cadre Hierarchy) w.e.f 01.07.2018 which is approved by the BSNL Board and solve the huge stagnation in different cadres. Bring Parity and Uniformity in promotions among equivalent cadres of different wings. All the existing vacancies in different cadres like SDE(T), CAO etc shall be filled notionally w.e.from 29.06.2018 as per the earlier rules.

2. Approval of E2 and E3 pay scales w.e.f. 01.01.2007 replacing the intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A for all the post 2007 recruited JTO/JAOs, SDE/AOs and equivalent cadres.

3. First Time Bound Financial Upgradation as per EPP-2007, uniformly after 4 years, instead of 4 to 6 years.

4. E1+5 increments for the post 2010 rect JTO/JAOs and equivalent cadres.

5. E1A and E2A scales notionally w.e.f. 01.10.2000 for the JTOs and SDEs in Civil, Electrical, TF, Arch, PA, PS etc and equivalent cadres.

6. Increase the DGM(T) posts, atleast by another 800 for maintaining a ratio 1:4 and filling up all the DGM(T) vacancies on regular basis.

 

Trade Union Programs:

I.   24th to 28th September, 2018: RELAY HUNGER FAST at BSNLCO by CHQ Office Bearers, CSs, CPs etc.

II. 01st October, 2018 onwards: INDEFINITE HUNGER FAST at BSNLCO by CHQ Office Bearers, CSs, CPs etc.

III. Lunch Hour Demonstration at Circle and SSA HQs on 24th & 27th September, 01st & 04th October etc.

IV. If the issues are not resolved, the indefinite Hunger Fast will be spread to Circle HQs and SSA HQs later on.

GS Notice to CMD/BSNL intimating Trade Union programms

07-09-2018

GS writes to Secretary, DPE regarding DoT reference to Dept Of Public Enterprises (DPE) regarding BSNL proposal for revision of the intermediary pay scales of 9850-250-14600 (E1A) and 11875-300-17275 (E2A) to the next higher standard pay scales of E2 and E3 for the JTO, SDE and equivalent Executives in BSNL w.e.f 01.01.2007, based on 2nd PRC recommendations.

GS letter to Secretary, DPE

07-09-2018

DPE reply to DoT dated 29.08.2018 on replacement of E1A and E2A scales.

DPE reply to DoT

07-09-2018

The APAR/VC are received from ALTTC, A&N, BRBRAITT, BSNLCO, CG, ETR, GJ, HP, JKND, NE-II, NFS, UKD and WTR Circles only for SDE(T) promotion. Remaining Circles to send by 20.09.2018.

Reminder

07-09-2018

GS writes to CMD/BSNL: Deduction of Rs 200/- per member to meet the expenses of the All India Conference.  Requested to issue suitable instructions to deduct the amount from the salary of SNEA members in the month of October, 2018.
GS letter to CMD

07-09-2018

Meeting with Hon. Cabinet Minister


GS, President, Chairman, AGS and Com M S Adasul, CS/ MH Circle met Hon Cabinet Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise Shri Anant Geete at New Delhi today, 07.09.2018 regarding approval of E2 and E3 pay scales and 3rd PRC implementation. Hon Minister assured to re-examine the reply by DPE and will arrange a meeting with Secretary, DPE to explain the entire matter.
Memorandum submitted to Hon Minister

07-09-2018

AO to CAO promotion:
The stay on promotion from AO to CAO promotion regarding catch up rule vacated today. BSNL CO initiated DPC process to issue the promotion orders on war footing.

07-09-2018

View Corporate Office Orders:
FAQ on Retention of Quarters beyond the permissible limits - Revised.
SDE Inter Circle transfer order.

07-09-2018

QR Code Mobile Application for CGHS Beneficiaries reg - Directorate of CGHS instruction reg.

06-09-2018

View Corporate Office Orders:
Reservations for the persons with Bench Mark Disabilities in DR for JTO (T) and JE cadre reg.
Revision of Policy guide lines for provisions of Broadband FTTH Service Connections to JAG level and above reg.

06-09-2018

Generalization of FR22(1)(a)(1) without the restriction of FR 35 for the officiating JTOs:
Finally BSNL management decided to extend the benefits by generalising it. Recently Hon Supreme Court dismissed the SLP filed by BSNL against the Kerala HC judgement. DIR(HR) approved the proposal to implement the Hon Kerala HC judgement. The orders will be issued in a day or two.

06-09-2018

Business Heads of BSNL Corporate Office (BHOCC) meeting at New Delhi on 05.09.2018:

BSNL Management has taken a new initiative to have a meeting of the BHOCC at Mavalinkar Hall, New Delhi on 05.09.2018 in which all the officers from Dy Manager (SDE/AO and above) onwards was invited. About 700 officers of BSNLCO attended the meeting. The meeting was chaired by Shri Anupam Shrivatava, CMD, BSNL. CMD, DIR(HR&Fin), DIR(EB&CFA) and CVO addressed the session, inspiring the officers and clearly spelling out the importance of BSNLCO which takes all the major policy and business decisions. It is the time for all of us to come out of the comfort zone, they appealed to all the officers. CMD in his address called upon all the officers to work towards the goal of BE THE BEST AMONG ALL THE OPERATORS and for achieving that, BE THE BEST. All of them present throughout the session from 10.00 AM to 06.00 PM.

All the business heads along with their officers given a brief presentation about the activities of the respective sessions to the house.

Another idea come out of the meeting is to give more focus to Broadband business and for that one officer working at BSNLCO will be given the charge of one SSA each.

It was a good initiative to involve the middle level management also in the decision making process and align them with the vision, mission and strategy of the company. 

04-09-2018

GS writes to Shri Anupam Shrivastava, Director(CM) regarding BSNL participation in the proposed tender for 3.78 lakhs Mobile connections with CUG for Indian Railways.

GS letter to DIR(CM)

04-09-2018

View Corporate Office Orders:

03-09-2018

SNEA delegation led by Com M. S. Adasul, CS/SNEA, MH Circle had meeting with Hon Union Cabinet Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise, Shri Anantji  Geete at Mumbai on 02.09.2018 and discussed the issue of clarification sought by DoT on grant of Standard Pay Scales to Executives in BSNL.

Also requested him for his support in relaxing affordability clause for grant of 3rd PRC to BSNL employees. 

Hon Minister heard to all our issues patiently and assured to look into both the issues. He assured us to meet is again in Delhi in the coming week to have more detail discussions on these issues by getting latest updates from concerned officers on these issues. The response from Hon Minister is very positive and supportive to BSNL and its workforce.  

Photo 1               Photo 2

01-09-2018

GS, President and AGS met CMD, BSNL on 30.08.2018 and held discussion regarding reply from DPE on E2 and E3 pay scale. CMD informed that he had already spoken to Addl Secretary, DPE on 29.8.18 in this regard for a positive reply.

Earlier as per the instructions of DIR(HR), GM(Estt)  met Advisor (Jt Sec), DPE and explained the issue to him

01-09-2018

Editorial:

Big bang, sweeping and radical Reforms and Restructuring can only save the Company from complete meltdown which otherwise appears inevitable and a writing on the wall. Trade Unions have a fundamental and inescapable responsibility to drive and force out inertia ridden and visionless management out of the cobweb it is in. If Trade unions don’t act swiftly, posterity will never forgive them for plunging the Company in deep and irreversible turmoil that will surely herald the beginning of its demise.   

The way things are taking shape in BSNL, one cannot but recall with great agony the beginning of the demise of our sister organization MTNL which is all but gone. The symptoms of the beginning of decay of MTNL are identical to what one is witnessing in BSNL presently. Completely truncated Board, full of inertia, sluggishness, artificiality, politics, unconnected and unconcerned about the way Company is fast drifting – all these were clearly visible when MTNL started decaying and these signs distinctly visible in BSNL today. Thus the big and fundamental question that has started very rightly haunting us is that are we heading towards bankruptcy and anarchy that was clearly visible at the initial stages of decay of MTNL? Anyone very closely monitoring the developments and the way things are shaping in BSNL will not even for a minute hesitate to acknowledge that, yes, we are surely going the way MTNL started its downside journey and eventually reached present situation where its revival is virtually ruled out.

BSNL Management is not able to optimize the manpower and get the best out of the available manpower, why? Landline business is sliding and new potential business opportunities are opening up in the areas of FTTH, Leased Circuits, bandwidth sale, Fibre business etc. Unfortunately sufficient manpower is not being deployed in these new and highly potential areas because of very poor and visionless HR policies of the Company. Even today, we are continuing with our post justifications based on the landline connections, without even a review since 2004 and we are not allotting the justified and badly needed manpower in the new areas of business which has the potential to fetch huge revenues. We introduced CDR, ERP, new technology switches etc but could not reduce the manpower in these areas and deploy them in highly potential new areas. That is how HR machinery has been functioning, devoid of pragmatism.

The role, reporting mechanism and hierarchy of the employees is exactly the same that has been in vogue since DoT era. Even after 18 years, BSNL management did not introduce even elementary reforms to give it shape of a commercial company. Even in DOT, periodical restructuring of the cadres was undergoing to keep pace with the technological changes of 80’s and 90’s. BSNL is started paying heavy price for this inertia and lack of vision on the part of an unprofessional Management.

Other sectors like Banking sector, Insurance sector etc. have taken on   competition head on through massive reforms and revolutionary measures. Pragmatic and radical approach of the Management in these sectors ushered in a situation where the entire attitude of the employees got radically transformed and they aligned with the vision and strategy of the company. Net result of these efforts is that they emerged successful in the toughest competition and are performing much better than their competitors. The employees remain the same, but management taken initiative and introduced reforms to meet the challenges and motivated the employees to give out their very best in the most challenging situations resulting in these key sectors regaining their pristine glory. 

Similar reforms, initiatives and restructuring are completely missing in BSNL. It appointed different consultants paying hundreds of Crores, but without any result whatsoever. Consultants might have met the agenda of the Govt and the management but even remotely not the requirement of the company. The introduction of the obsolete Business Area concept by making the TDMs and TDEs powerless is the classical example of all this. Instead of decentralizing the powers and decision making, now the decision making process is centralized by the retrograde BA concept.

Trade Unions have to respond immediately to the emerging threatening situation by forcing the Management to shed its weight and take immediate radical reforms and business decisions to arrest the fast decay that the Company is witnessing and which has an inherent potential to plunge the company into an irreversible and deadly situation from where it would be next impossible to retrieve. Posterity will never forgive Trade Unions if they don’t respond immediately and in a defiant manner. 

01-09-2018

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