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18.09.2014: CS along with Com P.Padmanbha Rao JS(S) and Com Ravikumar Reddy ACS hq met Smt. Sumam Pillai, GM(F) AP Circle and discussed on the following issues.
1.Enhancing the limit on temporary advances to executives: We requested GM(F) to enhance the limit of Rs.20000/- on temporary advance as the same is not rational and fixing such limit is not correct. GM(F) informed that limit is not fixed by finance wing and system is fixing the limit. GM(F) discussed issue with senior officers of CO and ERP Core team and informed that the limit can be enhanced with approval of CGMT AP. We requested, as an urgent measure, to enhance the limit for the executives of VM, SKLM and VZM SSAs.
After getting clarification from GM(F) CS requested CGMT AP through SMS, to enhance the limit of temporary advance for executives of above three SSAs, CGMT AP readily agreed and the same will be approved on Monday.
2. Payment of Loans through Banks: We brought to the notice of GM(F) that recoveries made in the salaries of employees are not remitted to respective banks and there by our employees will be penalised for late payments etc. GM(F) agreed that there is a problem with one bank and it is being sorted out. It was also informed by GM(F) that a letter will be written to the banks explaining the circumstances and requesting them not to penalise our employees.
3. We have brought to the notice of GM(F) the difficulties in payment of vendor bills and Payments to be made to DOT are not being recovered and paid to DOT ex. HBA taken in DOT.
4. We also informed that necessary instructions are to be passed to all DDOs to resolve the issues of Individual employees on urgent basis.
5. We have requested GM(F) to allow paymnet of civil wing bills of VM SSA out of ERP since the contractors are refusing to carryout emergency tower works . GM(F) informed that once the necessary formalities sre completed in ERP, payments can be released since huge funds are available under capital works.
Issues concerning to our comrades were also discussed.
17.10.2014: Kudos to BSNL Employees of Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam SSAs for their committed efforts in restoring services ahead of other private operators. Comrades continue the same tempo. Efforts of our employees are recognised by every one.
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SNEA strongly condemn the move of the BSNL Management to implement Deloitte recommendation as a pilot project in MH Circle, one of the potential Circles. This move is against the commitment given to Association that the recommendation will be considered for implementation only after discussion with all Unions /Associations.
16.10.2014: EPF UAN for EPF holders:
Dear comrades, many SSAs are in process of distribution of Universal Account Number (UAN) for EPF Account holders, few SSAs have already done. Our DSs/ Activists are requested to ensure the speedy dissemination of UAN to all the EPF Account holders.
The account holders, who are having more than one EPF Account / UAN, are requested to link their old account details (Link available once you login to UAN Services). Presently the online transfer claim with UAN is not available; hence after linking your old EPF Account number, you are requested to file the account transfer application through online or offline depending on the feasibility.
16.10.2014: CS along with Com A.Chandrasekhar AGS, Com. P.Srinivasa Prasad, Com Baburao, BS Civil wing HYD, Com Thiruma Babu, JTO Civil and Com. Chauhan, SDE (Electrical) met Sri V.B.Gupta PGM(BW) Corporate Office in the chamber of CE(Civil), HTD, BSNL Bhavan, Hyderabad on 14.10.2014. Sri Varma, CE(Civil), AP Zone and Sri Neerj Goel, CE(Civil), HTD were also present during the meeting.
The following items were discussed:
1. In view of stagnation in promotion to EE(C/E) for a longer period, the need of BSNLMSRR 2009 for Civil/Electrical/Architectural wings by appropriate amendment to remove parity in functional promotions and end discrimination between Civil/Electrical/Arch and Telecom/ Finance Executives.
2. Extending Group B pay scales notionally w.e.f 1.10.2000 to JTO(C/E/A) and SDE(C/E/A) on par with JAOs.
3. Execution Civil/Electrical works of other Central Govt. ministry/Dept under Rule 126 of GFR 2005 by BSNL Civil wing. Requested the PGM(BW) Sri.V.B.Gupta to appraise CMD to write a letter to Hon'ble minister of Urban Development, GOI to get approval for inclusion of BSNL Civil wing in GFR 126 as a Public Works Organisation (PWO). This allows BSNL to participate in all the Tenders. PGM(BW) informed that the case was already addressed by CMD and written separate letters to Urban Development Ministry and Ministry of IT & Communications. Also informed that lot of works are available under IT ministry, for which GFR 126 is not required. He requested the association also to take up the issue with MOC & IT in this regard.
4. We requested a separate accounting procedure for External projects in view of delay in payments, thus affecting credibility of BSNL.
5. He also assured to settle the HR issues/request transfer cases if any. We have appraised the request transfer cases of Com.S.Damodharan,SDE(C),Visakhapatnam to TN, Com.K.H.Nagaraj,SDE(C),WL to Karnataka. He requested the association to see a suitable person for EE(C) post on deputation to Central University 200 crores work at KORAPUT(Orissa). The project work is attached to AP Civil Zone.
The following issues were discussed with CE(C),AP Zone and with CE(C),HTD:
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14.10.2014: CS writes to CGMT AP regarding reimbursement of cost of GSM hand sets and Briefcases to all Executives of AP Circle.
30.09.2014: SNEA(I) AP extends hearty congratulations to our Circle Office Bearers Com. S.Gouri Shankar, SDE,SGD ACS Telangana and Com. M.Prabhakar, JTO NZB, Circle Organising Secretary for their outstanding achievement of winning VISHISHT SNACHAR SEVA PADAK AWARDS. SNEA(I) AP Circle also congratulates all Execuitves and Non-Executives of AP Circle who are awarded VISHISHT SNACHAR SEVA PADAK.
27.09.2014: Com Padmanbha Rao was given a warm welcome at Secunderabad, Railway station today on his return from New Delhi where he has particiapated in Hunger Strike for FOUR DAYS. CS, CWC member DP/DS HTD and activists of SNEA were present.
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26.09.2014: Details of Discussion with CMD On Kerala Issue
1. No salary cut will be implemented now. If any SSA already implemented, supplementary bill will be prepared to refund the same.
No vindictive actions hereafter, CMD will ensure the same.
The indefinite fast started from 10:00 hrs of 22-09-2014 and ended at 18:15 hrs on 25-09-2014 after 80 hours, 15 minutes of continuous Fast.
We express our sincere gratitude to all the Employees of BSNL for their wholeheartedly support for the Agitation.
SNEA AP Circle salutes the GS,CHQ office bearers, Kerala CS and comrades of Kerala who have bravely participated in Indefinite Fast at CO and Kerala.
We specially salute our brave Comrades P.Padmanabha Rao and A.Chandrasekhar for their participation in Indefinite fast.
25.09.2014: CHQ NEWS
In order to extend support to the agitation, the following programmes shall be observed at Circle and SSA level. All Circle/SSA Secretaries to make all out preparations. Each and every Comrade of SNEA(I) must participate with toughest determination to defeat sinister attack to destabilize SNEA(I).
26th, 27th Sept: 2014: Massive Lunch hour demonstration at all Circle and SSA HQs.
29th, 30th Sept and 01st October, 2014: Massive Relay Hunger strike at all Circle HQs.
The Indefinite fast at BSNLCO and CO/Trivandrum will continue.
25.09.2014: CHQ NEWS
The INDEFINITE FAST by CHQ leaders and other activists continues for the 4th day from 22.09.2014
Comrades of SNEA(I), it is testing and challenging time for each and every Comrade of SNEA(I) throughout the Country to come out with greatest determination and unprecedented solidarity to defeat sinister designs of CGM/kerala to destabilize our beloved Association because of tough and legitimate stand taken by us on some critical issues. Rise to the occasion and demonstrate extraordinary solidarity. This clarion call is to be responded by each and every comrade of SNEA(I) with unwavering commitment.
CHQ President, Com G L Jogi, AGS Com Vivek Wankhede, CSs of BSNLCO, NTR/Delhi, TN and UP(West) and other leaders and activists are in the pandal supporting the agistation. AGS Com Panduran Nayak is at Trivandrum.
CGM/Kerala Circle is continuing his acts of indiscriminate
victimizations, there is no intervention from BSNL Management to
prevail upon CGM to comply with the terms of negotiated settlement
between him and our Association, with the intervention of top BSNL
Management. Instead, CGM is going ahead with his acts of
victimization even after negotiated settlement.
the same way, our CS/Kerala, George Verghese, and AGS Com A
Chandrasekhar are also feeling exhausted but is going ahead with his
fast in a determined manner. CGM is trying his best to get him
forcibly shifted to hospital but our Kerala comrades are determined
to defeat his this move also.
Lunch hour demonstrations in thousands and thousands have to be held
on 26th and 27th Sept., 14 at Circle/SSA HQs. Each and every Comrade
of SNEA(I) must participate with toughest determination to defeat
sinister attack to destabilize SNEA(I).
SNEA(I)- Zindabad, Our Unity- Zindabad, Inquilab- Zindabad, Our struggle- Zindabad and BSNL- Zindabad.
23.09.2014: Indefinite fast continues for the second day at BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi and in Circle office Trivandrum.
22.09.2014 Indefinite fast at BSNLCO by CHQ leaders and activists starts today, 22.09.2014:
SNEA forced to launch such an agitation due to the continuing harassment and the vindictive actions of CGMT/Kerala, in the form of transfer of office bearers and activists, massive victimization in the form of dies-non, charge sheet to the office bearers at Circle level for participating in the hunger strike and writing to CMD/BSNL and Hon MOC by the General Secretary demanding inquiry into the alleged attempt by CGMT/KRL to help/bail out the vendor M/s Nortel from paying penalty and AMC charges etc continuing after the settlement reached on 01.08.2014, clearly in violation of the terms of settlement. The services are deteriorated but CGMT is not concerned about that.
Against these vindictive actions, CHQ office bearers will be starting “Indefinite Fast” at BSNLCO and Kerala comrades and CHQ office bearers at Circle office, Trivandrum from 22.09.2014. “Work according to Rule” in Kerala Circle will continue. CHQ Treasurer and three AGSs are at Trivandrum in solidarity and support to the Kerala Comrades.
20.09.2014: CS along with CWC member com P.Srinivasa Prasad and ACS Hq Com Ravikumar Reddy met CGMT AP Sri V.Srinivasan and requested to consider minimum 6 years stay, 57+ cases , Meidal and Physically challenged persons cases in case of recent DE Regular postings. CGMT reponded positively.
Day long Dharna was conducted on 18.09.2014 all over A.P. Executives paricipated very enthusiatically in the Dharna.
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17.09.2014:Conduct DHARNA on 18.09.2014
Mobilize all the Executives.
Make extensive preparations for the Dharna on 18th Sept 2014 demanding E2, E3 pay scales, 30% superannuation benefit, Time Bound functional promotion or CPSU cadre hierarchy, JTO to SDE promotions, pay anomalies, Civil /Electrical issues, First TBP after 4 years, filling the vacancies on DE Regular promotions etc.
TOUR OF AP BY CHQ / CIRCLE LEADERS FROM 12.09.2014 TO 15.09.2014:
CHQ President com G.L.Jogi, G.S. Com K Sebastin, Veteran Leader Com W. Seshagiri Rao, J.S.(South) Com P. Padmanabha Rao, AGS Com A.Chandrasekhar, Circle President Com J. Uma Maheswara Rao and Circle Secretary Com. A.Viswanath attended and addressed the District Conferences of Guntur, Vijayawada and E.G.(Rajahmudry) SSAs. Also they addressed the general body meetings of Nellore, Ongole, W.G(Eluru). and Visakhapatnam SSAs.
CHQ leaders apprised members the role of SNEA(I) for the last three decades and how the Association struggled to get the cadre issues resolved and what made the transformation of JETA to JTOA, JTOA to TEOA and from TEOA to SNEA(I), while upgrading the basic cadre of JTO from Rs 1400-2700 pay scale to Rs 1640-2900 pay scale in 1986, Rs 1640-2900 to Rs 2000-3200 equivalent pay scale in 1996, and E1A pay scale of Rs 9850 in BSNL (BSNL offered E1 scale of Rs 8600) and from Group 'C' to Group'B' paving the way for absorption of JTOs as “Executives” in BSNL.
IV CPC recommended 1400-2700 payscale in 1986. Our Association struggled continuously for three years since 1983 and finally with the intervention of Hon Prime Minister and MOC our payscale was upgraded to Rs 1640-2900.
During 1990’s, first time in the history of any Central Govt Dept, “Time Bound promotion”concept introduced in the cadre of JTO and SDE after 12 years (JTO to Lateral JTO and SDE to Sr SDE) when the stagnation from JTO to SDE promotion was more than 20 years. This was a result of joint struggle of JTOA and TESA.
In 1992-93, in order to stop the demotion of 550 SDEs because of Court cases, our Association succeeded in promoting 8000 JTOs senior to them as SDEs.
Due to the strong intervention of our Association, V CPC recommended upgraded pay scale of 6500-10500 (Rs 1640-2900 equivalent pay scale was 5,500-9,000) with Group 'B' gazetted status by upgrading the entry qualification from BSc/ B.Tech to B.Tech.
Absorption into BSNL. All the 14 Associations except TEOA (now SNEA) agreed for absorption into BSNL with an offer of Rs.2000 as Adhoc payment offered by BSNL management, without knowing the terms and conditions of absorption like pay scales, fitment, promotion policy etc. Our Association (TEOA) never accepted this proposal and demanded that terms and conditions of absorptions should be announced before absorption. Many Executives of TESA differing the decision of TESA to absorb without knowing terms and conditions came out of TESA and formed BSNLEA under the leadership of Com G. L. Jogi. BSNLEA joined hands with TEOA and supported by MTNLEA fought with DOT under the banner of Executive Negotiating Council (ENC) and succeeded in getting the better pay scales of E1A, E2A, E3 ---, E6, promotion policy (5 TBPs), point to point fixation etc.
EPF: Association took up very strongly for deduction of EPF subscription of 12% on current Basic + IDA instead of fixed amount of 12% of Rs.6500 (with ceiling) and succeeded and orders were issued in 12th Aug 2005 with retrospective effect, well before formation of AIGETOA.
Time bound functional promotion issued in BSNL w.e.f 01.10.2000, assuring five time bound promotions, one of the best promotion policy available in any CPSU.
BSNLMS RR notified in July, 2009 assuring 50% regular promotions directly from SDE to DE (without JTS/ADET) and remaining on Adhoc basis by reducing the MT(Extl) quota from 100% to 25%.
First CPSU where 2nd PRC report implemented with 30% fitment.
About 18500 JTOs promoted as SDEs since 2000 in both seniority and LDCE quota together.
BSNLMS RR further amended on the singular efforts of SNEA(I) by earmarking 75% of DE posts for SDE to DE promotion on regular basis, ending adhocism. This amendment done only for Telecom Operations side. MT(Extl) quota reduced from 25% to 12.5%.
DE(Regular) promotions made for all the vacancies upto 31.03.2014 by promoting about 2700 SDE/Adhoc DEs on regular basis.
DGM(Regular/Adhoc) promotions issued and another 480 are under pipeline.
Consistently tried to improve the scheme and syllabus for LDCE, scheme changed from descriptive type to objective type, OMR system.
The future agenda of the SNEA(I) is the following:
3rd PRC is due in 2017. SNEA is committed to make BSNL profitable by 2017 to ensure the implementation of 3rd PRC and to secure the future of young comrades.
Standard pay scales of E2, E3, ---, E7 for JTO/JAO, SDE/AO etc w.e.f 01.01.2007. There is an attempt to down grade the basic cadre of JTOs. Some sections projected it as a pay disparity issue alone derailing the standard pay scale demand. SNEA will never allow such things to happen and hence SNEA launched agitation in February 2014 again to put the basic demand of standard payscale back on the rails.
SNEA is fully resolved to see that the fundamental issues like standard pay scales, 30% superannuation benefits to BSNL recruites and CPSU cadre hierarchy etc are settled early with the support of the all the executives.
JTO- SDE promotion on seniority cum fitness: Association become party in the case at Hon CAT Ernakulam and unfortunately the division Bench is not sitting to hear the case. CHQ engaged very senior lawyer to defend the case. CHQ is exploring the possibility of other legal course to expedite hearing of the case.
Parity on promotion in Civil/Elect wings at par with Telecom and notional pay w.e.f 01.10.2000 is being pursued.
SNEA re-started the agitation programmes with the above demands. SNEA is committed to struggle till our demands are met.
Officiating JTOs issue: Association took stand in 2004 that regularisation should be done as a onetime measure by amending RRs. But some associations gave false hopes on their regularisation and now finally stand taken by SNEA is proved to be correct and BSNL MC cleared the proposal and shortly BSNL Board will be clearing the amendment of RR.
Extending FR 221 (a)(1) to officiating JTOs was given by various tribunals and SNEA took up for regularisation of the same with the BSNL management.
Apart from struggling on Cadre issues SNEA(I) was continuously struggling on the policy issues and on the issues concerning to viability of BSNL.
2G scam exposed first by our Ex GS Com G L Jogi.
We filed a case in illegal 3G roaming by pvt operators, which BSNL should have done first.
We took initiative in surrender of redundant BWA spectrum and refund of BWA spectrum charges.
We took active part in opposing the Unbundling of copper cable.
We took initiative to organize agitation when BSNL was to cancel the 45.5 million GSM tender in 2007.
CHQ leaders appealed to all the Executives to strengthen the platform of SNEA(I). All have to join hands and come back to the home of JTOs, ie SNEA to resolve all the outstanding issues in a time bound manner.
Members participated enthusiastically in big numbers at all the SSAs and made the program a grand success. I thank all the DSs, COBs and all activists of SNEA(I) for making the tour a grand success.
District Conferences of Guntur, Vijayawada was held on 13.09.2014, and EG SSAs was held on 14.04.2014. the following office bearers were elected unanimously.
District President: Com. B.Sudhakar Rao DE 9490196061
District Secretary: Com. P.Venkateswara Rao SDE 9441645999
District Treasurer: Com. K.Sambasiva Rao 9441453564
District President: Com. V.K.Prasada Reddy DE 9440000312
District Secretary: Com. P. Raju SDE 9441033399
District Treasurer: Com. VNV Mohan Rao JTO
CEC member: Com VVL Ravi Kumar SDE
District President: Com B.Srinivas 9441025777
District Secretary: Com Ch. Venkata rao 9490291899
District Treasurer: Com SSN Reddy 9490225999
CEC member: Com N.Sreenivasa rao 9490552255
11.09.2014:Conduct Lunch hour demonstration today
Mobilize all the Executives.
Make extensive preparations for the lunch hour demonstration today and Dharna on 18th Sept 2014 demanding E2, E3 pay scales, 30% superannuation benefit, Time Bound functional promotion or CPSU cadre hierarchy, JTO to SDE promotions, pay anomalies, Civil /Electrical issues, First TBP after 4 years, filling the vacancies on DE Regular promotions etc.
10.09.2014: General Secretary Com K. Sebastin along with CHQ President Com G.L.Jogi, Veteran Leader Com W.Seshagiri Rao, will be touring AP Circle and will address the General Body Meeting at Nellore and Ongole on 12.09.2014, District Conference of Guntur and Krishna Districts on 13.09.2014, General Body Meeting of West Godavary at ELURU on 14.09.2014, District Conference of East Godavary at Rajahmundry on 14.09.2014, General Body Meeting of VISAKHAPATNAM on 15.09.2014. All the executives are requested to attend the meetings to know on all the latest developments in BSNL and make it grand success.
Circle Executice Committe Meeting of SNEA(I) AP Circle is scheduled to be held on 11.09.2014 and 12.09.2014 at Nellore. Circle Executice Committe Meeting of SNEA(I) AP Circle is scheduled to be held on 11.09.2014 and 12.09.2014 at Nellore.
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09.09.2014: CS along with Com P.Padmanabha Rao, JSS,ACS Hq Com V. Ravikumar Reddy and DS Hyd City Div Com Sayanna attended and addressed the Circle Office Branch Meeting and informed on all the latest developments at Circle and CHQ.
CS along with Com P.Padmanabha Rao, JSS,CWC Member Com P.Srinivas Prasad attended and addressed the District Executive Committee Meeting of HTD and informed on all the latest developments at Circle and CHQ.
08.09.2014: CS along with Com Ravikumar Reddy ACS Hq and Com P.Srinivasa Prasad met Shri V.Srinivasan, CGMT AP and requested to follow uniform policy in DE Regular postings. We requested CGMT AP to consider Minimum 6 years saty in any station for all category of promotions as is followed in the case of JTO to SDE promotions recently. CGMT responded positively and On the advice of CGMT met Addl. G.M. HR and explained our stand on the postings of regular DEs.
02.09.2014: Post card campaign on 03.09.2014:
All COBs, SSA Secretaries and Branch Secretaries are requested to send the post cards to CMD/BSNL, Secretary / DoT, DIR(CM / Fin), BSNL, DIR(CFA) / BSNL and GM(SR) / BSNL.
01.09.2014: CS writes to C.G.M.T. AP for arranging Phase-II training to JTOs