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26.11.2015: CHQ NEWS: GS writes to Hon MoC & IT: Abnormal, intriguing and inexplicable delay in according approval to initiation of disciplinary action against Sri. M. S. S. Rao, Ex-CGM/Kerala, against whom serious charges of corruption have been prima facie established after extensive investigations. Delay raises legitimate, serious and justified concern that officer who is retiring on 31st December, 2015 is getting tacit support from the office of MOC&IT so as to allow him to retire without initiation of appropriate disciplinary proceedings prior to his retirement.
25.11.2015: PRC NEWS: Committee on pay fixation during Officiating promotion and pay protection had a meeting on 23.11.2015 and discussed the matter.
Discussion with Sri Ameising Luikham, Secretary/DPE and Sri Madhukar Gupta, Addl Secretary/DPE on 23.11.2015 on the notice for protest demonstrations at DPE office demanding constitution of 3rd PRC:
On the notice served by NCOA for protest demonstration at DPE office on 26.11.2015, against the abnormal delay in constitution of 3rd PRC and demanding immediate action, Secretary/DPE invited NCOA for discussion. Sec/DPE, Addl sec and Director/DPE were present during discussion. NCOA represented by Com Baby Thomas, Secretary General/NCOA, Com V K Tomar, President/NCOA, Com K Sebastin, GS/SNEA and Com Shiwani, Treaurer/BHEL Federation.
During discussion, Sec and Addl Sec informed that now Govt is seriously considering the NCOA demand for constitution of the 3rd PRC. PMO already initiated the process and Secretary/DPE is meeting Cabinet Secretary today itself on the matter. Since VII CPC report already submitted, Govt is actively considering the proposal of DPE to constitute the 3rd PRC. Again a reminder was send to Cabinet Secretariate and PMO on 18.11.2015 alongwith the copy of the notice served by NCOA.
The notice given by NCOA generated tremendous pressure in the Govt and DPE. Sec and Addl Sec appealed NCOA not to go for any protest action at this point of time when Govt is actively considering the demand of NCOA for constitution of 3rd PRC. They assured that Govt will constitute the 3rd PRC without any further delay.
Based on the assurance given by Secretary/DPE, NCOA decided to postpone the protest demonstration arranged on 26.11.2015 by one month.
the meeting, Secretary/DPE specially mentioned about BSNL performance
last year in which it recorded operational profit and in revival path
which is a good news for all of us and congratulated the GS, all the
employees and BSNL management.
25.11.2015: CHQ NEWS: Congratulations: CMD informed that the refund of Rs 1250 Crores on account of USO Subsidy due for 2012-13 is released by DoT yesterday. Forum was in the forefront to fight for the refund and it was one of our major demand in the last strike.
Highlights of Recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission for Central Govt. Employee....
Re-building BSNL - Editorial (The Financial Express).
19.11.2015: CHQ NEWS: GS writes to DIR(HR) regarding adherence to the terms and conditions of appointment of external candidates – case of postal JAOs:
They are appointed on 25.02.2005 with the conditions:
· The appointment of external candidates as “JAO” in BSNL will be against direct recruitment quota of JAO vacancies.
· On appointment as JAO on probation on successful completion of basic induction course training, the pay protection vis-vis their substantive grade in their parent department shall be provided in BSNL, however their earlier service rendered either in DOT or BSNL on deputation basis shall not count for any purpose including seniority.
Any consideration of demand of notional fixation of pay w.e.f 01.10.2000 will entitle these JAOs for higher salary than their senior of December 2000 (Deptl.) batch who are senior to these postal JAOs. Eventhough they are treated as Direct recruits, they already are enjoying the benefit of pay protection.
Notional pay w.e.f 01.10.2000 will extend the benefit of counting BSNL service w.e.f 01.10.2000 at a later stage and seniority w.e.f 01.10.2000. They will become senior to all the JAOs joined between 01.10.2000 and 25.02.2005.
Naturally they will get the benefit of EPP also w.e.f 01.10.2000.
18.11.2015: Sri K.S.V.R. Mehar Baba, DGM RTTC, Hyderabad awarded Vishist Sanchar Seva Padak for the year 2014-15. SNEA AP congratulates Sri Mehar Baba on this exemplary achivement.
18.11.2015: Comrade D.Ashok, AGM, Hyderabad Telecom District is running Old Age Home at his native place in Adilabad District, Telangana State at free of cost for the last more than a decade. Please click the link below for the details of work he is undertaking. SNEA AP congratulates com Ashok for his exemplary contribution to the society. Com Ashok worked as DS SNEA Adilabad SSA and also as CEC Member from HTD for several years. Com Ashok can be contacted on Mobile No. 9490675675
18.11.2015: Congratulations to Sri Anupam Shrivatava, CMD/BSNL, Sri N. K. Gupta, DIR(CFA), Smt Sujata T Ray, DIR(HR&Fin), Sri N K Mehta, DIR(EB) and all the CGMs, SSA Heads and employees of BSNL for the remarkable achievement of making BSNL operational profit of Rs 672 Crores during FY 2014-15.
· BSNL made operational profit of Rs 672 Crores during 2014-15. Last year, the operation loss was 691 Crores.
· The income from services increased by 4%.
· Total income from services increased from 26,153 Cr in 2013-14 to 27,242 Cr in 2014-15, highest in six years.
· Due to high depreciation, the balance sheet shows 8234 Cr losses from 7020 Cr in 2013-14.
The BSNL Board meeting and AGB held today and approved the accounts.
Let us work together to achieve a target of 10% additional revenue for the next two years.
18.11.2015: CHQ NEWS: Meeting with GM(Pers): GS alongwith CHQ President and Jt Sec met GM(Pers) and held discussions on the following issues. Jt DGM also present in the meeting.
a) Finalization of committee meeting on Officiating pay fixation and withdrawal of the clarifications: GS explained that this issue was discussed so many times and the committee is expected to submit the report by 31.08.2015 as per schedule. However the report is not finalized so far and thousands of Executives are affected and facing recovery. Last meeting was held on 15.09.2015 in which GS also explained the case in detail to the Committee. GM informed that the committee will try to meet this week itself, most probably on friday.
b) Extending similar benefits to Later JTO and Sr SDE as extended to AAO and Sr AO grades: BSNLCO issued clarifications recently treating AAO and Sr AO as functional promotions and extending the benefit of first TBP under EPP after 4 years. However similar benefits are not extended to similar grades like Lateral JTO and Sr SDE. Earlier the demand for treating Lateral JTO, AAO, Sr SDE and Sr AO was taken up by the associations but it was turned down by quoting the provisions of post based promotions under EPP and hierarchy followed in DoT/BSNL. The decision of management to extend the benefit to AAO and Sr AO grades is a very positive decision but similar benefits are to be extended to the equivalent grades of Lateral JTO and Sr SDE also. Management tried to justify the discrimination but Assn categorically told that it has to be extended to all the similarly placed cadres in all the wings to have uniform promotional avenue.
c) Expediting the JTO to SDE case at Ernakulam: The necessary informations are provided to Kerala Circle and the counter reply will be filed this week. BSNLCO is in touch with the concerned officers for early hearing of the case.
d) Court cases at Chandigargh restraining promotions with reservation without satisfying the conditions on Nagaraju case—JTO to SDE, JAO to AO, SDE to DE and AO to CAO promotions: GM informed that Attorney General of India (AG) given its opinion and based on the opinion, BSNL will be filing the reply in the Hon CAT shortly. BSNL is trying to vacate the stay on promotions.
e) DE to DGM(Adhoc) promotions: Since another year ACR is required for the promotions and DPC after November, Assn requested to issue the DGM(Adhoc) promotions at the earliest before this month end. GM(P) assured that management is very keen to issue the promotion orders at the earliest considering the huge vacancies in the field units. DGM(Regular) promotion can be processed only after the final decision from the Hon SC on the expert committee report on 206.
f) Implementation of CPSU cadre hierarchy in BSNL: As Pers section is the nodal wing dealing with EPP, RRs, seniority etc, it has to play an important role in its implementation. The promotions which are blocked due to various reasons can be streamlined only by this mechanism, Assn pointed out.
g) Notional pay fixation of E1A and E2A scale for Civil/Elect etc wings w.e.f 01.10.2000 to have uniform promotional avenues: The proposal is under examination in Estt wing, GM(P) informed.
h) Declaring Rajouri, Poonch, Udhampur etc of J&K Circle, 1.5 year tenure instead of 2 year as proposed by the Circle: GM Pers informed that some proposal of changes in the transfer policy is under the consideration of the management. Along with the proposal, this issue also under consideration. Assn requested for a positive decision in this regard. GM(P) assured that the issue will be addressed positively.
i) Correction in the long standing transfers from ITPC: GS pointed out that the transfer orders issued by BSNLCO were based on the wrong longstanding list submitted by the ITPC. Later on, ITPC corrected the longstay list and accordingly the transfer orders are to be modified. Further the transfer should be made point to point as done for other Circles. After discussion, it was agreed to examine the case based on the revised list.
j) Counting of MTNL stay for the purpose of counting the stay in MH Circle etc: Assn explained that the clarification issued by the BSNLCO is contrary to the stand taken by BSNL so far and it is against the transfer policy also. It will create problems for other units at Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai etc. Hence it needs to be corrected and Assn already taken up the matter. It is decided to further discuss the issue.
16.11.2015:CHQNEWS: GS writes to DIR(HR) regarding processing of Joint Committee recommendations on E2, E3 pay scales as the next wage revision is due on 01.01.2017, just one year away. Necessary changes in the EPP and JTO/JAO/SDE/AO RRs may also be made part of the proposal.
GS writes to DIR(HR) regarding processing the Joint Committee recommendations on CPSU cadre hierarchy by Pers section to avoid delay. All promotions upto AGM level in all wings are stayed by the Hon Courts. It is high time to switch over to a new promotion policy to ensure at least minimum promotion avenues to the eligible Executives in order to motivate them.
12.11.2015:CHQNEWS: GS writes to CMD, BSNL --- Maligning of this Association by putting in public domain information that is not distorted but completely false and unfounded. Not only has a calibrated and motivated decision, based on totally non- existent grounds, been taken to denigrate Association but sadly and unfortunately the prestige and dignity of the high office of Director(HR) stands compromised by seeking approval of Director(HR) of something that is completely false and has been put in public domain. Needless to mention, a very stern action is immediately warranted against those who mislead the competent authority.
12.11.2015: CS spoke to Sr G.M.(HR&Admin) AP Circle Shri G.S.Marshall and AGM(SR) Circle office and requested to review the training orders of officiating JTOs which are not in order and requested to arrange trainings purely on Seniority basis to avoid furture complications in promotios etc. Sr G.M agreed to review.
12.11.2015: GS and other CHQ office bearers address on the latest Issues at the delegate session during Circle Conference of SNEA(I) Tamil Nadu.
1. On 3rd PRC, all the employees have to work with a single agenda of making the company profitable by 2017. Mgt has taken lot of initiatives and we have to respond very positively in the coming months. Availability of all the materials and stores improved considerably, and we have to take extra efforts to market the products and provide more connections with better service quality. We can make wonders as earlier. Next 15 to 20 months are very crucial for all of us and it is going to decide our future. For the next two years, this should be our single agenda. At any cost we should not miss the 3rd PRC benefits, it is a big challenge for the employees of BSNL but not an impossible one. We are having the strength and potential to achieve it. Whatever benefits we are getting in 3rd PRC, it will continue, minimum upto 2027.
2. Now the entire focus of the CHQ is on the implementation of two most important cadre issues for which Joint Committee recommendations are given:
a) implementation of standard pay scales of E2, E3 for JTO/JAO, SDE/AO and equivalent cadres which is going to change the future of the Executives as well as the company and
b) implementation of CPSU cadre hierarchy which is going to break the stalemate in promotions and bringing parity in promotions among all the Executives of various wings.
c) First TBP after 5 years instead of 6 years.
The joint committee was reconstituted only because of the struggle of SNEA from 2014 onwards. Draft JTO RR was circulated in 2013 proposing E1 scale for JTOs. Sensing the danger of demotion of the basic cadres of JTO/JAO and SDE/AO to E1 and E2 scales respectively, SNEA served notice in January, 2014, again in Sept 2014 and finally in April 2015 demanding implementation of E2, E3 scales and CPSU cadre hierarchy which made the management to reconstitute the joint committee in the meeting with SNEA on 06.05.2015. Our efforts to have a joint struggle with others in the UF on the same issues does not got favourable response as they never consider it as an important issue at all. If E2, E3 pay scales are approved replacing E1A and E2A pay scales w.e.f 01.01.2007, automatically the JTO, JAO, SDE, AO RRs and EPP will be modified to that extent w.e.f 01.01.2007 replacing the pay scales. It is part of the Joint Committee recommendations. Since almost all the seniority lists are challenged and all promotions upto AGM level in almost all the wings are stayed by Hon CAT, only way to get promotions are to fast track CPSU cadre hierarchy which ensures promotions upto AGM level. The joint committee report is to be processed on fast track, it is the need of the hour. We cannot sleep because SNEA was the only force behind the reconstitution of the joint committee and having the recommendation in 4 months time. It is our responsibility to get it implemented in letter and spirit.
SNEA will be fully focusing on the implementation of the Joint Committee report in the coming days and our comrades should be vigilant and proactive to ensure that the recommendations are implemented.
3. On promotions in various wings, almost all the promotions (JTO to SDE, JAO to AO, SDE to DE, AO to CAO) are stayed by the Hon CAT, Chandigargh on reservation issue based on the Hon Supreme Court judgment. Management is trying to vacate the stay and sought legal opinion of Attorney General and Solicitor General of India. Promotion from to DGM(T) is under progress. In JTO to SDE(T) promotion case at Ernakulam, the details are collected by BSNL to furnish the counter reply in the 3rd case and then the case will be listed for final arguments. Eventhough all the preparatory works are completed, DPC and promotion orders can be issued only after vacation of stay from Ernakulam and Chandigargh courts. In Civil/Elect wing, JTO to SDE promotions could be made current as there is no court case. On promotion to EE cadre, the arguments completed and judgment reserved on the court case filed at Hon PCAT against the clarification regarding the eligibility of Diploma holders. We expect favourable judgment from PCAT and promotion orders can be issued without further delay. JAO to AO promotion and AO to CAO promotions also held up due to stay from CAT, Chandigargh eventhough all the preparatory works are completed.
4. Another major breakthrough was notification of new JTO RR. Assn are struggling to see that regularization of offtg JTOs are completing at the earliest. Simultaneously SNEA pursuing for LICE from TTA to JTO and Direct rect to JTO cadre. Reduction of eligibility from 7 years to 5 years for the TTAs is another step to make young TTAs as JTOs. We have to be cautious about the move of other Assns combination to challenge the RR in the name of pay scales and 5 years qualifying service for Diploma holders. It is not a new development, in the draft JTO RR circulated in 2013 itself, E1 scale was proposed with 5 years of service. Similarly the qualifying service for TTAs was 7 years earlier also and LICE was held with the same eligibility. From 2013, two years, no action is taken by them but when RR is notified making noises as if it is a new development is not correct. So any move to challenge the JTO RRs either in the name of pay scale or qualifying service can be seen as a strategy to stop the regularization of Offtg JTOs and LICE from TTA to JTO cadre. We will defeat such move and if required will become party in the case. The pay scale issue cannot be settled by any court. When Joint committee recommendation is already there, instead of pursuing that, going to the court will help only those who are not interested in implementing E2 and E3 pay scales to JTO/JAO and SDE/AO cadres. If E2, E3 pay scales are approved replacing E1A and E2A pay scales w.e.f 01.01.2007, automatically JTO, JAO, SDE, AO RRs and EPP will be modified to that extent w.e.f 01.01.2007 replacing the pay scales.
5. Amendment to SDE RR: The proposed amendments clearly stating the method of fixation of seniority between seniority quota and LDCE quota promotes in a particular vacancy year in the ratio 2:1 is already approved by the BSNL Board. However to have further clarity on the matter, it will be again send to the BSNL board before notification.
6. BSNL MS RR for Accounts wing. As in the case of Telecom Engineering wing, the proposal for earmarking 75% of CAO posts for regular promotion, ending adhocism is pending before the BSNL Board. Now also in accounts wing only 50% of CAO posts are filled on regular basis and remaining posts are filled on Adhoc basis. Because of the efforts of SNEA, Adhocism in Telecom Engg side ended in 2014 by making suitable amendments earmarking 75% DE posts for regular promotion. After the great breakthrough in Engg side, SNEA pursuing similar amendments in BSNLMS RR for Accounts wing also. Afterwards it will be pursued for Civil/Electrical etc wings.
7. Notional pay fixation of E1A and E2A scales for the Civil/Elect etc wings w.e.f 01.10.2000. The proposal is under examination in Estt wing. After the clearance from different wings, it will be placed before the MC. Assn is pursuing the matter.
8. Membership verification among Executives Associations: Eventhough the verification process started in June, 2014, the process stayed by Hon Karnataka High Court where some of the clauses defining the registration of Assns was under challenge which is not having much relevance. Meanwhile we are demanding some of the provisions to be modified to have real meaning for verification. After the last AIC, SNEA taken a tough stand either to conduct the verification or restore the facilities and start subscription collection from salary. All branch and SSA secretaries are to be vigilant as the verification process may be started at any time as the case is listed for final hearing.
May the divine light of Diwali spread into your life with peace, prosperity, happiness and good health. Happy Diwali.
09.11.2015: CHQ NEWS:
Meeting with GM(Estt): GS Com K Sebastin met Smt Madhu Arora, GM(Estt) on 09.11.2015 and held discussions on processing of the recommendations of the Joint Committee on E2, E3 pay scales. GM(Estt) informed that the copy of the recommendations received by Estt section few days back only and it will be processed soon after discussing the matter with DIR(HR) this week itself. GS requested to process the recommendations urgently and get the feedback from Pers Cell regarding the changes to be incorporated in the EPP and various RRs.
Meeting with GM(Rest): GS Com K Sebastin met Sri A K Gupta, GM(Rest) on 09.11.2015 and held discussions on processing of the recommendations of the Joint Committee on CPSU cadre hierarchy, first TBP promotion after 5 years etc. GM(Rest) informed that the recommendations are not processed by the restg cell so far as it was busy in some other important works. GS informed the urgency in processing the recommendations as all the promotions are stayed by various courts. GS shared the concern whether the recommendations are to be processed by Restg cell or the Pers Cell as the Pers cell is the nodal section and cadre controlling authority. Further discussions will be held after few days.
09.11.2015: CHQ NEWS: The Expert committee on Rule 206 seniority case submitted the report to the Hon Supreme court for its consideration.
02.11.2015: Meeting with Sri P.V.Muralidhar, CGMT AP Circle.
CS alsong with Com P.Padmanbha Rao, AGS; Com Srinivasa Prasad, CWC Member; Com Ravikumar Reddy, ACS met CGMT AP and disucssed on the following issues.
At the begining of the meeting CGMT informed that AP Circle crossed 100 Crores revenue in Mobile business for the month of October 2015. He also informed that there is still lot of potential in this segment and requested all executives to put their best efforts to improve further. It is understood that this is the first time that AP Circle reached 100 crore mark in Mobile Business. CGMT informed that sufficient SIMs are available and there is no problem for the next four to five months. We assured CGMT that every thing possible will be done to keep up this remarakable achievement.
KEEP IT UP COMRADES
1. Issues pertaining to Mahaboob nagar and Vizianagarm SSAs: We informed him that SSA heads are not cooperating in development of these SSAs. These SSAs need thorough review by Circle Administration and suitable actions are to be initiated to bring them back on the rails. We strongly protestested against attitude of GMTD, MBN against the executives. It was informed to CGMT that all the executives of MBN SSA are demoralised and special attention is required from Circle Administration. CGMT responded very positively and assured to take suitable actions.
2. We requested CGMT AP to consider the transfers of JTOs who have completed their tenure in Karimnagar and Anantapur SSAs. >>>Click for the Letter>>>>
We requested to supply Desk Top Computers to all Civil / Electrical
executives. It was brought to the notice of CGMT AP that SNEA AP is
requesting for the same for the last one year. CGMT assured to take
Issues of request transfers on medical grounds are also discussed.
01.11.2015: CS along with Com P.Padmanabha Rao, AGS attended and addressed the Success Meet of JTO(O) Association at Tourist Hotel, Kachiguda, Hyderabad. CS and AGS congratulated all the Officiating JTOs who have become regular and explained the role of SNEA(I) in this issue. Also informed to the members, the ongoing efforts of SNEA(I) AP in arranging trainings and other issues. Com Ravikumar Reddy ACS also attended the meeting.
31.10.2015: Sri. M.S.S Rao is posted as PGM, RTTC Thiruvananthapuram:
In accordance with the proceedings held today before Hon. Supreme Court, BSNL Corporate office has posted Sri. M.S.S Rao (who was on compulsory wait as Senior GM with H/Q at Trivandrum) as PGM, RTTC, Thiruvananthapuram with instruction to directly report to Director CFA, BSNLCO, New Delhi.
The SLP filed by BSNL challenging the Ernakulam HC order on transfer of Sri MSS Rao is allowed by the Hon Supreme Court. Hon Ernakulam HC directed that Sri M S S Rao shall be permitted to continue as CGM, Kerala for 2 months. Since Sri L. Anantharam was already joined as CGM, Kerala on 23.09.2015, BSNL approached the Hon SC by filing the SLP. BSNL pleaded that Mr Rao is in the Agreed list and he cannot be continued as CGM which is a sensitive post. More than that industrial unrest is going on in the Circle which he could not resolve as CGM. In any case, he cannot be continued as CGM. BSNL informed the Hon SC that Sri M S S Rao who is under compulsory wait will be posted as Principal, RTTC, Trivandrum and will ensure that it is not a lower post. This proposal is accepted by the Hon Supreme Court and Hon High Court order modified to that extent.
BSNL engaged Addl Solicitor General (ASG) to plead the case in the Hon SC.
27.10.2015: CS along with P.Padmanabha Rao, AGS and Com Srinivas, CWC Member met Shri Prabhash Singh, CGM, ITPC at South Data centre, Hyderabad on 26.10.2015 and discussed following issues.
1. IN Billing issues after migration to SCP Pune and SCP Chandigarh.
It was brought to his notice that short billing is taking place in case Pune SCP and no bills are issued for the last three months in case of Chandigarh SCP. CGM responded positively and spoke to officers concerned immediately and instructed to take immediate action for issuing bills. Regarding short billing he clarified that by November 2015 issues will be settled.
We informed him that the long stay list of officers of ITPC is not
done tranparently and requested CGM ITPC to display the long stay
particulars of officers, also requetsed to ensure that stay of
officers is counted as envisaged in the transfer policy. CGMT
responded very positively.
27.10.2015: CS along with C.Ss of AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA met Shri P.V.Muralidhar, CGMT AP Circle on 21.10.2015 and protested against the idefferent attitude of GMTD Mahaboobnagar. It was also informed to the CGMT that GMTD, MBN is using filthy language against the executives of MBN SSA and we demanded stern action against the GMTD, MBN. Shri G.S.Marshall, Sr. G.M.(HR&Admin), AP Circle was also present in the meeting. CGMT, AP heard patiently and promised to take appropriate action in this regard.
21.10.2015:CHQ NEWS: Relieving of officers on transfer
DO letter from DIR(HR) to all CGMs directing to relieve all the officials by 31.10.2015.
Also the Executives from tenure circles to be relieved immediately by local arrangements without waiting for the substitutes. Assn was vigorously pursuing the relieving of Executives from tenure Circles.
21.10.2015:CHQ NEWS: Core Committee meeting with the CMD BSNL on developmental activities:
Sri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL, met the members of the Core Committee of the Forum on 15.10.2015, to discuss about developmental activities. Com. P. Abhimanyu, Convener/Forum, Com. Chandeswar Singh, President/Forum, Com. K. Sebastin, GS/SNEA and Com. Prahalad Rai, GS/AIBSNLEA participated in the meeting. Senior officers of the CFA and Mobile wings were also present. The revenue from mobile services has grown by 3.49% during the period from April to September this year and that revenue from Enterprise business has grown by 25 %. The overall revenue has grown by 1.5%. The growth in landlines was also - 0.3% and very soon this will also become positive, said the CMD. He further stated that in the month of September alone we have added 1 lakh mobile connections through MNP. During previous months, it was about 30,000 each. However, he stated that mobile additions have decreased now, compared to the month of July and requested the Forum to take steps to motivate the employees in the marketing front. Major concern is eastern zone, where no improvement is happening. Situation is worse in WB and Kolkata TD Circles where the revenue figure is -14% and -9%. CMD further stated that our revenue needs to be increased at least by Rs.5,000 crores to offset the expenditure on wage revision alone from 01.01.2017. The leaders pointed out that acute shortage of cable, drop wire, 5 pair cable, etc. is still prevailing at the field level, which requires to be solved immediately to provide fault free service. The CMD assured that these items will be supplied immediately especially dropwire as per requirement to increase the and once again requested the Forum representatives to step up marketing activities. On the large scale complaint about the recent BB modem, CMD asked to bring few faulty modems for testing at BSNLCO. It will be arranged shortly.
19.10.2015: CS along with Com. P.Padmanabha Rao, AGS and Com. Ravikumar Reddy, ACS met Shri G.S.Marshall, Sr. G.M.(HR & Admin), AP Circle and requested him to expedite the process of arranging trainings to officiating JTOs who are required to undergo training for regularisation. We requested him to conduct the training at RTTC, HD by making suitables changes if necessary. Sr. G.M(HR &Admin) AP Circle responded positively and assured to take necessary steps immediately. Also discussed tenure transfers in the cadre of JTOs.
Also met Shri G. Raja Ramamohan, DGM(Admin) AP Circle regarding trainings to officiating JTOs, he assured to write a letter to TTC JBL immediately for arranging necessary trainings.
All DS s and COBs to organise DHARNA tommorrow in coordination with all other Unions and Associations of BSNL.
17.10.2015:CHQ NEWS: GS writes to Chief Vigilance Commissioner regarding abnormal and unwarranted delay in taking final decision on the draft charge submitted by BSNL/DOT regarding Sri M.S.S Rao, ITS of 1978 and worked as CGM/Kerala. Delay in disposal of the case raises legitimate and serious issues of probity. Kind personal intervention solicited to decide on the draft charge sheet expeditiously.
GS letter to CVC
17.10.2015:CHQ NEWS: GSs of BSNLEU and SNEA writes to CMD, BSNL regarding continuing vindictive actions and massive victimizations in Kerala Circe by suspension of another four employees on 14.10.2015. GM(HR) who is holding the charge of PGM/TVM and other officers of Kerala Circle to be taken to task for taking such extreme steps without any valid reasons and it has to be enquired with whose approval, they issued the suspension orders. The officers who are responsible for such actions defying the BSNL Corporate office orders are to be made accountable and proper disciplinary actions are to be taken against them.
17.10.2015:CHQ NEWS: GS writes to Hon Prime Minister: MOC&IT giving protection to Sri. M. S. S. Rao, former CGM/Kerala Circle, against whom good number of corruption charges are established, after extensive investigations by vigilance wing of BSNL, by inordinately delaying taking final decision on the report submitted to him two months before. Incomprehensible, unwarranted and abnormal delay betraying the trust of the Govt. in terms of cleansing the system of corrupt elements.
Meeting Smt Sujata Ray, DIR(HR): GS and Chairman met DIR(HR) and discussed on further processing of the Joint Committee recommendations on E2, E3 pay scales, CPSU cadre hierarchy etc. Finalization of standard pay scales is very important in view of the coming 3rd PRC. Since almost all the promotions viz, JTO to SDE, JAO to AO, SDE to DE and AO to CAO promotions are stayed by the Hon Chandigarh based on Hon Supreme Court judgment in Nagaraju case, working out CPSU cadre hierarchy is so important. DIR(HR) assured to process the case at the earliest. The report is already forwarded to GM(Pers) for further actions.
Meeting with GM(Pers): GS, Chairman and AGS Com Chimaya Sahoo met GM(Pers) and discussed a) DPC work in different cadres, b) filing proper reply in the Hon PCAT in the court case on revised seniority list no 6 & 7 highlighting the factual positions and RR provisions, c) considering transfer requests in SDE and DE cadres, d) cancellation of transfer orders from ITPC and other Circles on wrong long stay etc.
15.10.2015: Congratulations to all
New JTO (Telecom) Recruitment rules 2014 notified. We extend our gratitude to CMD, DIR(HR) and the officers of Esst wing for this mile stone. This RR has been framed during 2014 by Sri R. K. Goyal, when he was the GM(Estt). He had several interactions with the Association to give clarity on fixation of seniority, inter-se seniority between Dept promotes and direct recruits, recruitment year/vacancy year, allotment of recruitment year for direct rects, recruitment process, method of recruitment, qualification etc. All the suggestions given by the Assn accepted by the management resulted in notification of RR clearly stating all the provisions without any ambiguity.
14.10.2015: New JTO ( Telecom) Recruitment rules 2014 notified.
Salient Features of JTO(T) Recruitment Rule – 2014
Vacancies under 50% Internal Quota will be filled up as under:
Absorption : By absorption of Screening Test qualified and JTO Phase-I trained officiating JTOs.
Promotion : Internal quota left after absorbing screening test qualified and JTO phase-I trained officiating JTOs above will be filled up through LICE.
LICE will be conducted among employees in the pay scale of 13600-25420 or above with combined 5 years residency period in the pay scale of 13600-25420 or above and below the age of 55 years as on 1st July of the vacancy year provided they possess the essential qualification.
The direct Recruitment to the post of JTO(T) may be done either through Open Competitive Exam or through GATE score or through any other method as approved by Management Committee of BSNL Board from time to time.
The officials who had been appointed on regular basis under old JTO(T) recruitment rules shall be en-block senior to those appointed/regularized through new recruitment rules on regular basis.
Screening test qualified JTOs on regularization have to undergo Phase I training as per new scheme and syllabus issued in 2009 and marks in the same will be used for determining seniority.
The vacancies falling vacant under Absorption quota, due to retirement/resignation/VR/death/promotion etc will automatically stand diverted to internal promotional LICE quota.
The candidates possessing degree/diploma in Mechanical Engg. Shall be permitted to appear in three successive LICE.
The employees belonging to streams other than Telecom stream(viz. Telecom Factory, Civil, Electrical etc.) shall be eligible to appear in LICE in the Territorial Circle where they are presently working.
14.10.2015: Forum decision on Adhoc PLI payment: Forum meeting on 12.10.2015 decided to organize one day Dharna at BSNLCO, Circle/SSA HQs on 19.10.2015 demanding payment of PLI. Organize the Dharna in coordination with Forum constuents at all levels.
14.10.2015: CHQ NEWS: GS, CHQ President and Chairman had a meeting with Sr GM(SR), Addl GM(SR) on 13.10.2015 on the membership verification and other related issues. Detailed discussions held on the amendments to be incorporated in the Recognition rules to strengthen the majority Executive Association to avoid multiplicity and deduction of subscription from salary pending verification. This meeting was arranged in continuation of the meeting with DIR(HR) on 08.10.2015.
13.10.2015: The NCOA meeting held at Mumbai decided to launch organizational actions demanding constitution of 3rd PRC. It is reported in the meeting that Govt is thinking not to constitute 3rd PRC and will go ahead as suggested by the M J Rao committee that revision can be individually decided by the respective boards.
Immediate constitution of 3rd PRC and the Terms of reference should be made in consultation with NCOA.
Program of Action
26.10.2015 : Demonstration in front of DPE office at New Delhi.
23.11.2015 : Full day Dharna at New Delhi.
NCOA Adviser Com. G.L. Jogi (Chairman/SNEA) and Dy GS/SNEA Com M S Adasul attended the NEC of NCOA at Mumbai on 03.10.2015 as GS could not attend the NEC.
09.10.2015: CHQ NEWS: The executives, who are to be considered as per eligibility for promotion to DGM (T) is enclosed. The details of APARs not received also mentioned.
08.10.2015: CHQ NEWS: GS writes to GM(Pers) regarding request transfer in the cadre of SDEs from Kolkatta TD07.10.2015: CHQ NEWS: Congratulations: Chairman, Joint Committee submitted the recommendations of the Joint Committee on a) E2, E3 pay scales, b) CPSU cadre hierarchy and c) First TB promotion uniformly after 4 years w.e.f 01.10.2000 to CMD, BSNL today:
08.10.2015: CHQ NEWS: Agenda meeting with DIR(HR) on 08.10.2015 at 05.00 PM on the following issues:
1. 30% superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited employees.
2. Promotions in different cadres and finalization of new seniority lists as per para 206 and LDCE: JTO to SDE promotion, SDE to DE promotion, issues related to DGM promotion, finalization of syllabus for LDCE to SDE(TF).
3. Issues related to Membership verification among Executive Assns: a) making changes in the new Recognition Rules, b) deduction of subscription from the salary and c) restoration of trade union facilities.
4. Pay anomalies: a) Recovery /reduction in pay and Committee on Offtg pay fixation, b) Antedating of increments, c) Senior drawing less pay than the juniors -- generalization of Hon Supreme Court order, d) annual increment @ 3% of current basic pay.
GS Com K. Sebastin and Chairman/SNEA Com G. L. Jogi met CMD, BSNL and held discussions on the following subject:
A. Further actions on the recommendations of the Joint Committee: GS thanked CMD for the reconstitution of the Committee and monitoring the progress also. GS requested expeditious actions on the recommendations of the Jt Committee.
On our apprehension about the dissent note by the committee members from official side, CMD assured that management is committed to resolve the issues and the dissent note will not come on the way. CMD informed that the report has been already marked to DIR(HR) for further actions.
The Joint Committee recommended:
i) Replacement of intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A with standard pay scales of E2 and E3 w.e.f 01.01.2007.
ii) Implementation of CPSU cadre hierarchy or TB functional promotion from JTO/JAO & SDE/AO & Sr SDE/Sr AO & DE/CAO/EE without linking with existing seniority and availability of posts with a residency period of 5 years for each promotion.
iii) Maximum residency period for first TB promotion is recommended to reduce from 6 years to 5 years w.e.f 01.10.2000.
The committee has been reconstituted after SNEA agitation in April-May, 2015 with Sri Mohammed Ashraf Khan as the Chairman. This decision has been taken in the meeting between SNEA and CMD, DIR(HR) and ED(Fin) on 06.05.2015 during the agitation. CMD assured in the meeting that the committee will conclude the recommendations by 15.08.2015 by regular meetings, atleast once in a fortnight. The earlier committee formed on 28.02.2012 was defunct for more than 3 years which compelled SNEA to launch trade union actions in February, 2014 and in April-May, 2015. After the reconstitution, SNEA followed up the issues on a day to day basis which resulted in the final recommendations within four and half months. Before that SNEA pursued the pay scale issue in DoT and DPE and got the proposal of E1A and e2A rejected by DPE.
Comrades, we have to be very vigilant and in full organizational preparedness to ensure that the recommendations are implemented in totality without any change. As some negative forces are working to see that no cadre issue is getting resolved for the absorbed/directly recruited Executives, we have to keep ourselves prepared for any organizational actions in short notice to see that the recommendations are getting implemented in minimum possible time.
B. Popularising and effective marketing of new Broad band schemes with 2 Mbps speed.
C. New business avenue by imparting training – advantage of recent tour to Kenya to attend the Afro-Asia submit.
08.10.2015: CHQ NEWS:
07.10.2015: CHQ NEWS: GS and President met GM(Pers) on 07.10.2015 and held discussions on a) promotion from i) JTO to SDE – filing of reply, ii) SDE to DE and iii) DE to DGM, b) committee on officiating pay fixation, c) modification of tenure transfer orders from ITPC, d) reduction of tenure of Rajouri etc in J&K Circle etc. The draft reply has been send to Kerala Circle on 05.10.2015 for filing the counter reply in JTO to SDE case. Further discussions will continue tomorrow.02.10.2015: GS write to Hon Minister of Communications -- Abnormal and uncalled for delay in taking final decision on the charges leveled by this Association and extensively investigated and established by CVO/BSNL against Sri. M. S. S. Rao, allowing him to continue on sensitive post. Delay in deciding on issue of such importance is completely against the spirit of Hon Prime Minister to get rid the system of corruption.
07.10.2015: CHQ NEWS:
Meeting with the Secretary DoT: Core Committee members of the Forum met Shri Rakesh Garg, Secretary, DoT today. Com. K. Sebastin, GS/SNEA, Com. P. Abhimanyu, Convener/Forum, Com. Chandeswar Singh, President/Forum and Com. Prahlad Rai, GS/AIBSNLEA participated. The Forum representatives expressed their concerns to the Secretary, DoT, with regards to the formation of Subsidiary Tower Company. They also conveyed their dissatisfaction to the inordinate delay in the settlement of 78.2% IDA merger to the pensioners. The representatives also requested the Secretary, DoT to take expeditious steps to implement the assurance given to the Forum, in the meeting held on 01.05.2015, in respect of the next round of pension revision to the BSNL retirees. The Secretary, DoT assured to do the needful.
Meeting with the new Additional Secretary of DoT. The Core Committee members of the Forum met Shri N. Sivasailam, Additional Secretary, DoT today. Since the Additional Secretary is also a director of the BSNL Board, the Core Committee members discussed a number of issues connected with the viability of BSNL and solicited his fullest cooperation for strengthening the Company. The Additional Secretary responded very positively. He expressed his desire that BSNL should become the no.1 telecom operator in the country and assured his fullest cooperation for it. We drew his attention to the fact that the post of Director (Finance), BSNL, is lying vacant for a very long time, which is adversely affecting the functioning of the Company.
07.10.2015: CHQ NEWS: SDE to DE promotion for the vacancy year 2014-15: Pending APARs list is uploaded. All CSs and activists are requested to arrange the missing APARs at the earliest according to the list. BSNLCO directed circles to sent one copy of the APAR directly to the CR Cell under DIR(HR).
SDE to DE promotion for 11 SDEs (missing cases) approved by DIR(HR). Promotion Orders are expected in a couple of days.
02.10.2015: Transfer of executives appearing in Agreed list / ODI adherence of instructions there of and posting them in non sensitive posts reg
01.10.2015: CS along with Com. Ravikumar Reddy, ACS HQ met Shri P.V.Muralidhar, CGMT, AP Circle and discussed on our issues.
01.10.2015: General Body Meeting of SNEA(I) Anantapur was conducted on 30.09.2015. CS attended and addressed the General Body Meeting. Meeting was presided by Com. Rajasekhar Reddy, Dist. President. Com. Nagamurthy, COS and Com Lingamaiah, Dist. Secretary addressed the meeting.
Circle Secretary elaborated on the decisions taken in the All India Conference, Jaipur and gave full details of the latest status on the issues like E2,E3 std. Pay scales, CPSU cadre hierarchy, 30% superannuation benefit to BSNL Recruitees, First time bound promotion after 4 years, DPCs, MT Recruitment, Amendments to JTO/SDE Rrs etc.
01.10.2015: CHQ NEWS: Expert Committee meeting on revision of seniority lists 1 to 5: The last meeting of the committee held today. It is expected that the report will be submitted by the Expert Committee to the Hon Supreme Court by 15th October, 2015. Now the case is listed for hearing on 31.10.2015. So far 17 sittings made by the committee.
It is expected that the expert committee report will be:
a) As per Hon SC order dated 20.01.2015, the seniority lists 1 to 5 is revised to old 1 to 17 (promoted upto 1994) followed by list 18 (those promoted in 1998 and subsequent years).
b) On revision of seniority, there will not be any reversion from Substantiate status. Those who promoted earlier and become junior on revision of seniority and may face reversion, the promotion and pay will be protected.
c) The seniors on revision /restoration of seniority list 1 to 17 will be given notional promotion, notional pay (without arrears), pension and the service will be counted for the next promotion.
d) The 147 officers will not be included in seniority list 1 to 17 as their names were not available in the original list. Assn strongly objected BSNL move to include their names in the original list 1 to 17 by inserting their names and giving seniority from 1990 onwards. Further Hon Ernakulam HC quashed their revision of seniority from 1994 to 1990 onwards also. Finally BSNL agreed to submit the original seniority lists of 1 to 17 to the expert committee without inserting the names of 147 officers which committee accepted. Now they are placed in the next seniority list of 18 (for those promoted in 1998 or later), giving seniority from 1994 to 1996 onwards till Hon SC decides the SLP.
01.10.2015: CHQ NEWS:Meeting with GM(Estt): GS, President and Com Wankhede met GM(Estt) on 29.09.2015 and held discussions on the following subjects:
Filing reply in the Hon Kerala High Court in JTO to SDE case. The various points raised by the BSNL lawyer discussed. The reply will be sent in a couple of days to Kerala Circle by Pers section so that counter reply can be filed by next week. Some details will be collected from KTK Circle.
of JTO RR and recruitment to JTO cadre: During discussion, GM(Estt)
informed that the minutes of the last Board meeting is awaited. The
RR will be notified immediately after that. Once RR is notified,
action may be initiated to regularize the officiating JTOs and
filling the remaining vacancies through LICE, Assn demanded. GM(Estt)
assured that further discussions will be held once the RR is