LAST UPDATED ON  10-12-2018   



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10.12.2018 Resolution passed in the XXXth AIC of SNEA held at Ludhiana from 28th November, 2018 to 01st December, 2018

1.Resolution on standard pay scales of E2 and E3

2.Resolution on implementation of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy w.e.f. 01.07.2018

3.Resolution on 30% Superannuation
10.12.2018 GS writes to DIR(HR): Court cases filed by individuals, mainly instigated by those already promoted as SDEs in earlier LDCEs, become a nightmare for thousands of JTOs waiting for SDE promotions under SCF quota for about 5,000 vacancies. The court cases delayed the promotions, almost 6 years for thousands of JTOs. Since the High Court decision on the review petition is pending, it is requested to explore other possibilities for conduction of DPC. 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 cases.
GS letter to DIR(HR)



1. What is GTI (Group Term Insurance) Scheme.

GTI is one under which Life cover will be given to the participants at special rates as decided between BSNL and LIC

2. Why is it needed?

This is needed mainly to indemnify the family from the loss due to the death of insured.

3. GTI for BRs only?

No, Current GTI for any executive of BSNL whether absorbee or BSNL recruitee.

4. GTI for executives only?

Current GTI is for any executive of BSNL whether absorbee or BSNL recruitee. In next phase GTI process for non executives would be started.

5. What is difference between conventional Normal Insurance plan and Term plan.

Conventional normal insurance plan are life insurance plan that may guarantee some returns to the policyholder at the time of maturity.  However the Group Term insurance continues for a specified period of time as terms taken by policy holder and no return on completion of term. In BSNL, it is being provided at very low rate without any requirement of Medical test etc.

6. GTI will cover up to which age?

Up to Normal Retirement Age

7. Which type of claims GTI will cover ?

Death Claim (i.e. Death due to any reason)

8. Will it cover accidental and/ or partial/complete disability coverage?

It will cover due to any reason depending on type of rider but it will result in additional cost in premium and then medical will be required.

9. Will it cover suicide?


10. What will be Amount in different case of disabilities / suicide ?

Nothing will be given for disabilities. However in case of death, including suicide,  amount 50 lacs will be given.

11. Will it return / refund any portion of amount after maturity ?


12. Could we extend it beyond retirement?


13. What if retirement age reduced by BSNL?

The GTI scheme is presently up to Retirement age.

14. What if any employee resigns or goes on deputation to another department?

The member will be covered under the scheme as far as he is in the employment of BSNL and the premium is being received from BSNL.

15. The amount of 1.60 Per thousand will remain same after 50 years?

It will remain same up to retirement for all, those who enroll GTI before the age of 50 years. A slight variation in premium may come when it would be reviewed in 3 years.

16. Whether any medical test will be required at initial?


17. What is process of settlement i.e directly between employees and LIC or between Employees BSNL and LIC.

The Claim documents will be submitted through BSNL. The claim proceed may be settled in favour of Nominee directly.

18. Whether premium payment is centralised from Corporate office?


19. Existing GSLI will be continued or Not ?

It may be continued.

20. Will GSLI cover suicide?

Please refer GSLI rules.

21. After opting in how much time it will be affected?

As soon as, MoU is signed between BSNL and LIC.

22. In case of extension or reduction of retirement age, whether policy term will changed?

There will be no change in policy terms. However in case of extension of retirement age the GTI will continue.

23. What is benefit of BSNL GTI in comparison to open market Term plan.

Very Low rate of premium, No medical requirement, coverage for all kind of death, Easy Claim
process, Only PSU, Highest Settlement ratio, Sovereign Guarantee.

24. My age is 42 years...What is premium of GTI in BSNL. How it is cheaper than market rate?

Premium rate already communicated i.e 1.6 per thousand plus 18% GST. It is cheaper due to group advantage.

25. Why we prefer LIC term plan while other is offering on lower price.

Refer Point 23.

26. Will GTI be continued in case of suspension or imposition of major penalty.

GTI is for employee of BSNL only.

27. How many days LIC will take time for settlement of claim?

7 days from the submission of all the documents

28. What is the Grievance/Issue escalation matrix or procedure?

Life Insurance Corporation of India has a well-established Grievance Redressal machinery in place. The Manager (P&GS) at the unit, The Regional Manager (P&GS) at the Zone and the Chief (P&GS) at the Central Office are the designated Grievance Redressal officers. In addition to this, The Insurance Ombudsman at NEW DELHI also addresses grievances in the matters related to Insurance.

29. How many days LIC will take time for settlement of claim?

Refer Point 27

30. Will member get separate policy document and number from LIC in case of GTI?

No, Only one master policy will be issued to BSNL

31. What will be the situation In case of companies closure or merger?

The policy is with BSNL, the closure of company will result in to closure of policy on next renewal.

32. Any agreed formulae to calculate premium after 3 years...?

No, the same will depend on the claim experience and employee data.

33. What is grace period to pay premium ? What if my premium not paid before due date ie even after grace period..? Any statement will be supplied by showing premiums...?

In case of monthly premium, Grace period will be for 7 days. Beyond that late fee (@9.5%pa) & GST will be charged.

34. Simultaneously 2 GTI or Term insurance could be availed? Is their any ceiling on amount for term insurance?

Simultaneously, 2 GTI or Term Insurance could be availed. But with LIC total cover can not exceed

35. What are the cases/ clauses for which GTI will not mature after demise of a member?

Death due to any reason is covered.

36. After death when claim of 50 lacs given to family of deceased person, whether this amount is taxable?

Tax free u/s 10 (10D) of income tax act

05.12.2018            Group Term Insurance (GTI):
   The demand of SNEA immediately after MV for Group Term Insurance is getting implemented. As reported earlier, a POP UP is developed by ERP team. It will be available as and when ERP portal is opened. This scheme is initially proposed for the BSNL directly recruited Executives who are not covered by Govt pension and now extended for all. This will be more beneficial for those below 50 years. All our comrades are requested to exercise their option before 20.12.2018.

05.12.2018 GS, President and AGS Com Sanjeev Kumar Sharma met GM(Pers) and held discussions regarding JTO to SDE promotions for the vacancies and SDE to DE promotion for the missing cases and unassessed cases. In the AIC also we requested in this regard and GM(P) responded positively at Ludhiana. Discussions held on various options to give promotions for maximum vacancies. For bringing parity, JTOs of 2012 also to be promoted, we demanded. Now JTOs from 1999 rect onwards are waiting for promotion. Above all thousands of young JTOs are waiting for the promotion and losing the precious service, we pointed out. Meanwhile BSNL sought the legal opinion from Addtl Solicitor General (ASG) on own merit in promotions after the Hon SC judgment dated 26.09.2018.     
04.12.2018 Today CS met CGM and held discussion on delay in  Time bound promotions. KNL-29, WG-32, TPTY-29, VZM-17 and SKLM-12 cases pending  with Vigilance unit of AP circle and will be through by tomorrow. CGM  directed authorities concerned to expedite the process.

      Regarding funds to STR unit etc, CS  spoke to the CGM STR Chennai. CGM told that daily they are pursuing the matter with BSNLCO New Delhi. He also CGM asking us to follow up with our CHQ to release the funds at the earliest. Informed the same to our CHQ.      

     Talks between the AUAB and the Hon MoSC held today. The details are:

1) On 4G spectrum, Cabinet approval will be taken at the earliest. The Cabinet memo is already circulated and Addtl Secretary, DoT is asked to interact with other Ministries to clarify their doubts. Once reply received from other Ministries, it will be placed before the Cabinet, in the next meeting itself.
2) It is accepted to delink the pension revision from pay revision and affordability clause and process separately.
3) On Pension Contribution, a positive recommendation is being sent to Dept of Expenditure.
4) On 3rd PRC for the employees, some more issues are to be sorted out between DoT and BSNL. In the present form, Union Cabinet may not approve it, Minister and Secretary are doubtful.
   The progress of the issues will be reviewed every fortnight and a mechanism will be evolved in DoT for regular discussion with AUAB.
   After making a thorough review of the situation, AUAB meeting unanimously decided to defer the strike till further intimation. AUAB Circular

04.12.3018 RTI reply on SAB contribution: EPF-12%, Gratuity-4.8%, PRMB-3.3%, Pension-5%.

RTI Reply on SAB

04.12.3018                   Meeting with Hon MoSC:
  In today’s meeting with Hon MoSC, SNEA raised the issue of approval of E2 and E3 pay scales and other AUAB leaders supported it. In a very positive response, Hon Minister directed the officers to process it in DoT at the earliest as it can be settled in DoT. Officers from DoT assured to discuss it separately for early settlement. Comrades, this is a golden opportunity we got it, to discuss the standard pay scales issue, with the support of AUAB.
    Last week, on another important issue, 3% hike in SAB agreed by CMD/BSNL in the discussion with AUAB.
These two are very important breakthrough in addition to the other demands.

03.12.2018  A meeting of AUAB is held  today, reviewed the talks held with the Hon'ble Minister of State communication  and anamously decided to defer the strike till further intimation. Details will be updated  shortly.
03.12.2018          New CHQ Office Bearers of SNEA

President: Com.Aftab Ahmed Khan
Vice President: Com.Rakesh Mehta
General Secretary: Com.K.SEBASTIN
Treasurer: Com.R.Rajan

Asst. General Secretaries:
1. Com.P. Padmanabha Rao
2. Com.Sanjeev Kumar Sharma
3. Com.Panduranga B. Nayak
4. Com. Dilip Saha
5. Com.Rajendra S.Kolapkar
6.Com.Jagdish Rout

Jt. SECY (North): Com. Jagtar singh
Jt. SECY (South): Com.A.ChandraSekhar
Jt. SECY (West): Com.Shankarlal Sharma
Jt. SECY (East): Com.I.H.Mandal
Jt. SECY (Central): Com.Sumit Saxena  

SNEA AP Congratulates and extends its best wishes to the newly elected CHQ Office bearers.

21.11.2018  Congratulations to all the AOs / Sr AOs who got promotion as CAO(STS grade) regular/Adhoc basis.

View Copy of the Order

   In this regard yesterday GS, CHQ President along with AGS met Dir (HR) and held discussion in the presence of GM (FP), GM (Pers.) and GM (CLO). We are extremely grateful to Dir (HR), GM (Pers.), GM (FP) Smt. Smita Choudhary who had taken all the efforts for the promotion and SEA section.
21.11.2018  Revised Letter of Group Term Insurance(GTI)

15.11.2018  As per call given by All Unions and Associations BSNL (AUAB), rally was conducted throughout AP Circle on 14-11-2018 demanding implementation of the assurances given by the Hon MoSC in the meeting held with the AUAB on 24.02.2018.

 (a) 3rd Pay Revision to BSNL employees.
 (b) Implementation of Government Rules in payment of Pension Contribution by BSNL.
 (c) Allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL as per the proposal submitted by the BSNL Management.
 (d) Pension revision for the BSNL pensioners.
 (e) Settlement of left out issues of the 2nd PRC.
   Comrades of All Unions and Associations BSNL participated enmasse in the rallies and made it a very grand success throughout AP circle. At Circle office, Vijayawada, more than 400 comrades enthusiastically participated. The leaders of AUB addressed the huge gathering. The leaders from CITU also addressed the gathering.

  The SNEA of AP heartily congratulates all the comrades for successfully organising the programme. View Glimpse of Photos .

10.11.2018      Organise  rallies massively on 14.11.2018 at Circle and SSA headquaters

 As per the call of the AUAB, massive rallies are to be organised on 14.11.2018, demanding implementation of the assurances given by the Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications, in the meeting held with the AUAB on 24.02.2018.


(a) 3rd Pay Revision to BSNL employees.
(b) Implementation of Government Rules in payment of Pension Contribution by BSNL.
(c) Allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL as per the proposal submitted by the BSNL Management.
(d) Pension revision for the BSNL pensioners.
e) Settlement of left out issues of the 2nd PRC.
09.11.2018 Grant of special Casual leave for attending AIC at Ludhiana from 27.11.2018 to 30.11.2018 plus journey period.
Special CL letter