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07.10.2015: 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:

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.

  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.

  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.

>>>>>List of SDEs APAR not received>>>>>

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.

>>>>>GS letter to Hon MoC&IT>>>>>> 

  02.10.2015: Transfer of executives appearing in Agreed list / ODI adherence of instructions there of and posting them in non sensitive posts reg

>>>>>>>View corporate office instructions>>>>>>


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.

Notification 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 notified.