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Meeting with GM(FP), BSNLCO: GS and both AGSs met GM(FP) and discussed the JAO 2010 batch option issue. GM(FP) informed that the matter will be once again discussed in the committee if possible today itself.
23.05.2015: CS along with Com P.Srinivasa Prasad, CWC Member and Com Ravikumar Reddy, ACS (Hq) met Shri G.S.Marshall, Senior G.M.(HR & Admin), AP Circle and discussed on our issues. Senior G.M.(HR & Admin), AP Circle responded positively on all the issues discussed.
22.05.2015: Promotion on regular basis to the grade of SDE Electrical for Vacancy year 2014-2015 - Calling for APAR
21.05.2015: CHQ NEWS: Contempt case at Hon Delhi High Court on ITS deputation:
The case was listed for hearing today. In the contempt matter, DoT submitted an undertaking to the Hon Court to correct its earlier order and implementing the judgment in a phased manner. Full details of the submission will be received by evening from our lawyer. We opposed the proposal and informed the Hon court that the rights of the absorbed officers and employees are affected due to the continuation of the unabsorbed officers in BSNL. The Hon HC judgment has to be implemented in letter and spirit. Hon HC posted the matter to 31.07.2015, after the vaccassion giving another opportunity to the Govt to comply with the original order.
21.05.2015: CHQ NEWS :Meeting with Sri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD, BSNL on 19.05.15:
GS, CHQ President and GS/BSNLEU met CMD BSNL and held discussions. DIR(HR) was also present. During discussion CMD appealed to capitalise the recent free call facility offered to the landline customers. Large number of waiting list is generated at field units as a result of the offer. Special efforts may be taken to provide maximum connections and strategies has to be workedout at each SSA and Circle level with frequent interaction between SSA/Circle Heads and Forum leaders, CMD suggested. We assured CMD that this will be discussed in the next Forum meeting on 25th and positive steps will be taken.
On actions against officers facing CBI charges like GMTD, Noida, we expressed anguish over the continuation of such officers in the sensitive posts when CBI filed RC and large scale reporting has made in the public media in which BSNL image is affected. To the surprise of all, even the matter is not reported by UP(W) Circle for months together and after that the matter is pending with CVO for almost one month. When such incidents are happened, lower lever employees are shifted within days but in the case of senior officers, no action is being taken, we informed CMD and DIR(HR).
21.05.2015: CHQ NEWS : Meeting with Sri Mohd Ashraf Khan, ED(NB): GS, CHQ President and both AGSs met Sri Mohd Ashraf Khan, ED(NB) and Chairman of the Joint Committee and held discussions on the terms of reference of the committee.
21.05.2015: CHQ NEWS: Meeting with GM(Pers): GS, AGS Com Arvind Dahiya and Com Sanjeev Sharma, CS/UP(W) Circle met GM(Pers) on 19.05.2015 and held discussions on the following issues.
a) Filing of reply in the Hon Kerala HC on JTO to SDE case and a separate MA for early hearing. GS informed the new GM(Pers) that the issue is badly delayed and the Hon HC reopened on 18.05.2015 after vacassion. The informations sought by Hon HC yet to be filed. Since the interim direction was extended for another 3 months on 06.04.2015, a separate MA has to be filed for early hearing. GM(Pers) assured that he will speak to CGM and take necessary action.
b) Request transfers, modifications and retentions in DE and SDE cadres: GM(Pers) informed that respective sections are compiling the pending case and within another 10 days time, the cases will be processed.
16.05.2015: CS along with Com P.Padmanabha Rao, J.S(S), Com Ravikumar Reddy ACS(Hq), met Sri P.V.Muralidhar, CGMT AP on 15.05.2015 and discussed following issues:
a. Issue of filling of vacant SSA head posts by posting incharges: Recently it was informed by Sr.G.M.(HR) that circle administration is cosidering filling of vacant SSA head posts by arranging incharges from among officers of DGM(Regular) cadre. In this connection we requested CGMT AP to call for options from DGM(Regular) and Addl. G.Ms to work as GM Incharges of SSAs and decide. We explained CGMT AP, the other issues and implications in this regard. CGMT AP responded very positively and assured that no officer will be shifted for this puspose and all issues will be considered while making such an arrangement.
b.Transfer and postings of officers was also discussed.
c. We brought to his notice about the shortage of 3G SIMs. CGMT AP immediately spoke to officers concerned and informed that 10,000 3G SIMs have already been ordered and will be supplied to SSAs. Further requirement will be assessed later.
CGMT informed that battery installations are going slow and requested to complete the installation of batteries immediately as fresh tender is being processed for procuring more battery sets and said that battery sets already supplied are to be installed on war footing basis.
16.05.2015: CHQ NEWS: The Joint Committee reconstituted as per the settlement of our agitation programmes had the first meeting today, 15.05.2015 as agreed in the discussion held on 06.05.2015. Jt Committee chairman Major Mohd Ashraf Khan, ED(NB) presided over the meeting. All committee members except GM(EF) attended the meeting. Chairman briefed the mandate of the committee and told that it will not go beyond the mandate given to it and committee should complete the task within the stipulated period of 3 months and latest by 15.08.2015. Other members from Assn side explained the issues.
Chairman informed that the committee will deliberate each issue separately one by one. First it is decided to complete the first demand of standard pay scales of E2, E3. The financial implication on implementation of E2, E3 to E7 and E2, E3 alone will be separately worked out by EF wing by next meeting.
The next meeting of the committee will be on 28.05.2015.
16.05.2015: CHQ NEWS: It will be appropriate to simply ignore the postings made in some of the websites on the reconstitution of the committee and success of our recent agitation. They may be upset over the success of the agitation programmes and its outcome. It is surprised to see that when the committee is reconstituted by dismantling the old Jt committee which was defunct for three years and the entire issues were put on fast track and time bound by CMD/BSNL, a notice is given by some others on the same issues of standard pay scales and Time Bound Functional promotion. When SNEA(I) suggested for a joint struggle, others are reluctant but now seeing the positive outcome and success of our agitation they might have frustrated. Let better sense prevail upon them.
We sincerely hope that they will do positive things in the future.
16.05.2015: CHQ NEWS: It has come to our notice that there is some move from certain quarters to go to court for settlement of standard pay scales. We shall understand the fact that as per DPE guidelines, any scale from E0 to E9 is a standard pay scale. No court will direct BSNL or the Govt to implement a particular pay scale, say E2 or E3.
In this connection, CMD and BSNL Mgt is committed to us that there will be no demotion and to settle the issues, the committee has been reconstituted and put it on fast track and time bound. At this point of time when CMD is trying to resolve the issues, any move to go to the court will be counterproductive. We should not forget the fact that such move will not be in the best interest of the cadre.
12.05.2015: CHQ NEWS: Association warns BSNL management of serious and dire consequences if it goes ahead with preposterous and retrograde recruitment of MTs from outside. Seeks immediate intervention of CMD to put on hold the sinister move to avert widespread and unavoidable industrial unrest.
12.05.2015: CHQ NEWS: GS writes to Dir HR regarding DE promotion to about 85 SDEs remaining in the seniority list No 5 whose DPC is already completed and panel is prepared.... View Copy of the letter.
Corporate office issued the corrected letter regarding the reconstitution of the Joint committee with Sri Mohd Ahraf Khan, ED(NB) as Chairman as a consequence of meeting between SNEA(I) and CMD on 06-05-2015.
The SLP filed by SNEA(I) in the Hon.Supreme Court against Hon.Kerala High Court interim order restraining BSNL from issuing JTO to SDE promotion is expected to come for hearing next week.
08.05.2015: CHQ NEWS: Congrats Comrades--- Your sustained and committed efforts to get critical HR issues of standard pay scales, Time Bound Functional promotion and first TBP uniformly after 4 years w.e.f 01.10.2000 have yielded very positive results.
As an outcome of our recent struggle and the detailed discussions that we had with CMD, DIR(HR), ED(Fin) and Sr GM(SR) on 06.05.2015 on the charter of demands contained in our notice eventually resulted in an astounding success by reconstitution of the Joint committee with Sri Mohd Ahraf Khan, ED(NB) as Chairman. Other Committee members from official side are Smt Madhu Arora, GM(Estt) and Smt Smitha Choudhary, GM(EF). Committee members from Assn side remains the same.
As assured in the meeting, the Joint Committee has to meet at least once in a fortnight and submit its final recommendations before 15th August, 2015. First meeting already fixed on 15th May, 2015 as suggested by us in the discussions on 06.05.2015.
This huge success in breaking the deadlock of 3 years is only because of our continuous persuasion and struggle.
08.05.2015: CHQ NEWS: Assn formally withdrawn the notice for trade union actions.
08.05.2015: CS along with ACS (HQ) met Shri G.S.Marshall, Sr.G.M.(HR) AP Circle on 07.05.2015 and requested to consider positively the proposals receieved from SSAs for ordering looking after araangements in executive cadres at SSAs. Sr. G.M. responded positively and informed that the proposal from SSA G.M s should contain full justification for the looking after arrangements proposed and also the proposal should contain the details such as justified/ working strength etc. All Dss are requetsed to take up with respective SSA managements for any requirement and a proposal may be sent to circle office.
08.05.2015: Forum of Unions and Associations of BSNL conducted gate meetings at Telephone Bhavan, CGMT AP Office and BSNL Bhavan, Hyderabad to give details of the disucssions had with the Secretary, DOT on 01.05.2015. CHQ leaders and CSs of all Unions and Associations attended and addressed the gate meetings. All the leaders congratulated employees of BSNL AP telecom Circle for their complete support to the strike and for making it 100% success. Similar meetings may be conducted at SSA level at important locations in the SSAs.
08.05.2015: CHQ NEWS: As assured in the meeting with CMD, DIR(HR) and ED(F) on 06.05.2015, the orders reconstituting the Joint Committee is expected today. The new committee may have the first meeting on next Friday, 15.05.2015.
07.05.2015: CHQ NEWS
Meeting with Sri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD/BSNL, Sri A. N. Rai, DIR(HR), Smt Sujata Ray, ED(Fin) and Sri Shameem Akthar, Sr GM(SR) on 06.05.2015:
CMD called Assn for discussion at 17.00 Hrs on the issues raised in the notice for trade union actions dated 23.03.2015.
GS and CHQ president explained CMD and others, the compulsion to serve the notice. The Joint committee constituted 3 years back not even met once to discuss the pay scale issue, only few rounds of discussions on CPSU cadre hierarchy where as the time frame given to the committee was only 6 months.
Then discussion took place on the charter of demands.
1.Finalization of pay scales of JAO/JAOs, SDE/AOs and equivalent cadres w.e.f 01.01.2007 by replacing the intermediary pay scales of E1A, E2A with standard pay scales of E2, E3 etc up to SGJAG. No demotion of the basic cadres of JTO/JAOs and SDE/AOs. The JTOs/JAOs recruited after 01.01.2007 face huge difference in pay compared to their counterparts recruited prior to 01.01.2007.
Whatever the pre-conditions set by the Management to consider E2, E3, -- pay scales like rejection of E1A and E2A scales by DoT and DPE was already met. Assn pursued the matter vigorously in DoT and DPE to have a final decision on the matter and ultimately on 09.07.2014, DPE rejected the proposal and directed BSNL to implement standard pay scales. Only SNEA(I) pursued the matter in DoT and DPE, even Management didn’t do it, leave the others. DoT conveyed the DPE decision to BSNL by July end. However BSNL not taken any action in this regard so far. Instead of processing E2, E3, --- pay scales as per the written assurance given to SNEA(I) in March, 2014, BSNL again written to DOT seeking directions whether BSNL can change the pay scales since in the case of MTNL, Union cabinet has taken a decision to make MTNL pay scales equivalent to BSNL pay scales in the next wage revision. Assn explained that this decision of Mgt is wrong as the cabinet decision was taken during Feb-March, 2014 and DoT intimated the rejection of E1A and E2A scales in July, 3 months later. DoT was aware of this development at that time. Moreover now pay scales are to be finalised from 01.01.2007 where as cabinet decision is applicable from 01.01.2017. (The stand taken by some committee members in the last meeting that E3, E4 scale for JTO and SDE is their demand and E2, E3 should be given from 01.10.2000 has given the Mgt opportunity to refer the matter to DoT. When Mgt is not ready to consider E2, E3 – from 01.01.2007 itself, raising the demand of E2, E3 from 01.10.2000 is nothing but derailing the demands. It will affect the entire cadre and especially the JTO/JAOs recruited after 01.01.2007 but they don’t care). The Joint committee constituted 3 years back does not meet even once to discuss the pay scale issue. CMD surprised to hear that and concluded that the committee failed in its responsibility.
Finally CMD decided to reconstitute the Joint Committee with new Chairman as some of the members already transferred. Our suggestion to conduct the Committee meetings every week also agreed. CMD directed that committee may meet every week or atleast once in a fortnight and finalise the report latest by 15.08.2015.
2.Implementation of Time Bound Functional promotion between 4 to 6 years up to SG JAG as per the terms and conditions for absorption in BSNL and analogous to CPSU cadre hierarchy.
Assn pointed out that the entire promotions are blocked due to litigations. It the promotions are not delinked from seniority, no promotions can take place on the existing seniority lists from JTO to SDE onwards in the future. So immediately BSNL has to switch over to other mechanisms for promotions, Time Bound Functional promotions as agreed at the time of absorption.
It will be deliberated by the new committee.
3.Settlement of long pending pay anomalies i) Pay fixation as per FRSR on officiating promotion consequent upon the implementation of TBP, ii) Senior drawing less pay than Junior after functional promotions and iii) Antedating of increment.
On Offtg pay fixation, the committee will be asked to submit the report immediately. Meanwhile the clarifications issued by BSNL on 30.05.2007 and 19.02.2010 will be re-examined.
On senior drawing less pay than the Juniors, the Hon Kerala High Court order and Hon SC order will be examined and possibility for generalization will be considered.
On Antedating, the matter will be re-examined. Assn pointed out that switching over to uniform increment date is the only option as done in Central Govt and other PSUs. DIR(HR) told ED(Fin) to examine the feasibility.
4. First TBP uniformly after four years w.e.f 01.10.2000.
GS explained that all the Executives except the JTOs and other Executives recruited in 1993 to 2001 and the JTO/SDEs from Civil/Elect etc, all others got first TBP in 2004. After 01.01.2007, all are getting first TBP in 4 years. But one set of Executives as explained above got the first TBP only in 2006, it is a clear anomaly and discrimination. DIR(HR) explained that prior to 01.01.2007 it was happened since DoT service also counted for first TBP. After 01.01.2007, due to 30% fitment and 78.2%, the pay has increased considerably and close to next higher scale of E2.
Finally Mgt agreed to examine the issue in detail and referred the matter to the Joint Committee.
5.Implementation of upgraded pay scales of E1A and E2A notionally w.e.f 01.10.2000 for Civil/Electrical/Arch wings at par with finance wing and amendments of RRs for these streams to being them at par with Telecom/Finance wing in respect of functional promotions.
GS explained that the Vinay Sahi committee recommended notional pay of E1A and E2A w.e.f 01.10.2000 for JTOs and SDEs in Civil/Elect/Arch wings in order to bring parity among all wings. But Mgt not accepted the recommendation on the plea that E1A scale is not extended to JAOs also w.e.f 01.10.2000. The RRs of JAO, JTO(C/E) and SDE(C/E) amended in 2001 and 2002 only. Recently E1A scale is notionally implemented for JAOs w.e.f 01.10.2000. Now only few hundreds of Executives in Civil/Elect/Arch etc wings only excluded. The issue is already processed by Civil/Elect wings. Finally Management agreed to consider the case based on the Vinay Sahi committee report.
Comrades, recent developments of placing JTO cadre in E1 scale in the proposed JTO RR 2014, road block on all promotions due to court cases, non settlement of pay anomalies etc created the situation that the entire cadre issues are getting sidelined, JTO/SDE and equivalent cadres getting demoted and future of the Executives are under severe threat. When others are not concerned about these developments and not serious on any agitations, SNEA(I) compelled to launch the agitation alone to protect the vital cadre interests.
CHQ is extremely happy to see the response from among all the Executives irrespective of affiliation. Unity among the Executives is the need of the hour to resolve the issues.
We are grateful to the CMD, DIR(HR) and other senior officers for their serious efforts to resolve the issues through dialogue.
Comrades, SNEA(I) nourished these cadres in the past by continuous struggles and will not allow any demotion of the cadre or road block on career prospects. We continue the struggle to protect them and further improve the prospects in the future also.
07.05.2015: CHQ NEWS
06.05.2015: CHQ NEWS
Congrats to one and all !
CMD called for discussion on Charter of demands. After detailed discussions with CMD, DIR HR, ED(Fin) and Sr GM(SR) on all the issues contained in the notice and concrete assurances given by Mangement that issues would be resolved by 15th August 2015.
CHQ has decided to Call off the Trade Union actions.
05.05.2015: CHQ NEWS
MASS DHARNA ON 07.05.2015
All Circle/SSA/Branch Secretaries and activts to make all out preparations for the Mass Dharna on 07.05.15 at CHQ/Circle/SSA HQs and make it 100% success. Focus on door to door campaign and gate meetings.
All the Executives are requested to join the struggle to protect the cadre from demotion to E1 and E2 scales and to settle other HR issues.
· Standard Pay scales of E2, E3, ---- for JTO/JAO, SDE/AO etc upto SGJAG. No demotion of the basic cadres JTO and SDE.
· Time Bound Functional Promotion between 4 - 6 years.
· Settlement of Pay Anomalies, antedating etc.
· First TBP uniformly after 4 years w.e.f 01.10.2000.
· Upgraded pay scales w.e.f 01.10.2000 and amendments of RRs for Civil/Elect/Arch wings.
03.05.2015:CHQ NEWS: Due to Holidays, CHQ is exploring the possibilities of postponing the All India Conference by one week. It will be announced finally on 05-05-2015
Meeting with Secretary, DoT by Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations:
In continuation of the discussion with BSNL Management, Forum leaders held detailed discussions with Secretary(DoT) on the charter of demands on which BSNL employees gone for two days strike on 21st and 22nd April, 2015. CMD/BSNL, Smt Rita A Teaotia/Special Secretary(T), Sri N. K. Yadav/Member(Services), Smt Annie Moreas/Member(Finance), Smt Aruna Sundaraj/USO Administrator, Sri V. Umashankar/Joint Secretary(T), Smt Sujata Ray/ED (Finance), Sri Shameem Akthar/Sr. GM (SR) and Sri Sanjeev Gupta/Director (PSU) were present in the meeting. Sec(T) assured that Govt is committed to support BSNL and at the same time BSNL should improve the services to retain the subscribers. Govt is getting lot of complaints even from MPs and Ministries about the poor services and even they are opposing any assistance to BSNL due to poor quality of services. This problem has to be addressed by BSNL Mgt and employees together, then DoT will be in a better position to extend help to BSNL from various agencies, Secretary told us. The discussion continued for about two hours on various issues. GS attended the meeting on behalf of SNEA(I).
Discussion on various issues:
1. Immediate refund of about Rs 15,000 Crores BSNL money with Govt on following accounts: Forum leaders explained that when an amount of Rs 15,000 Cr BSNL money is with Govt, BSNL is forced to take loan from banks for the capital expenses. If the amount is returned to BSNL, it can easily fund the projects without any loans or interest payment.
a)Refund of balance Rs 4700 Crores on BWA spectrum charges: About Rs 2000 Crores already adjusted. Forum demanded that balance 4700 Cr to be refunded in a single lot so that BSNL can utilise for expansion purposes. Sec/DoT informed that DoT is in constant touch with Finance Ministry to allot more budgetary funds so that maximum repayment can be made to BSNL. Sec/DoT himself spoken to the Secretary in Finance Ministry i9n this regard.
b) Reconciliation of BSNL accounts by DoT for refund of Income Tax. An amount of Rs 7000 Crore is held up in IT Dept. Forum requested to complete the reconciliation of BSNL accounts in a time bound manner so that BSNL get the refund from IT Dept. Sec/DoT informed that a committee has been formed in this regard under Jt Sec(T) and work is already started. Jt Sec further informed that the reconciliation work for two years already completed and the remaining 7 years is targeted to be completed by 31st May, 2015.
c) Excess payment Rs 2400 Cr on pension contribution: Forum explained the issue in details where as BSNL is compelled by Dot/Finance to make the pension contribution to the maximum of the pay scale where as the DoPT order is for actual basic pay. After discussion Sec/DoT assured that the issue is under active consideration of DoT and DoT is in constant touch with DoE to settle the issue in favour of BSNL.
d) USO Fund subsidy for 2012-13, Rs 1250 Cr:
It is informed that it is in advanced stage and the entire amount will be refunded.
e) Refund of salary to the employees deputed to TERM Cell, Rs 400 Cr.
It is informed that DoT is working out the modalities to refund the entire amount.
2. Transfer of Land and Assets to BSNL. It is informed that the work is in progress. More than dot, BSNL has to take a lead in this regard. More than 98% of land and buildings can be transferred without any problem as documents are clear. The mutation work can be expedited.
3. Compensation for loss making Rural services.
Compensation can be made based on the recommendations of agencies like TRAI only. Last recommendation was for 2011-12 and 2012-13 years by that subsidy will end. Otherwise fresh recommendation has to come from TRAI. In order to help BSNL, most of the Govt projects are given to BSNL on nomination basis like defence project, NOFN project, LWE project etc. However, Forum demanded further support from Govt as it is making losses to the tune of Rs 7000 to 8000 Crores per year to maintain Rural telephone network.
4. Merger of BSNL and MTN: Forum demanded that merger should happen only after the settlement of issues like loan of Rs 11,000 Crores taken by MTNL, 44% share of MTNL and HR issues. Sec/DoT assured that if Govt is taking a decision to merge both BSNL and MTNL, these issues will be addressed before that.
5. Govt support for expansion of network. Forum demanded for soft loan to BSNL to fund the expansion of network. Sec/ DoT informed that this demand cannot be considered now as it will affect the level playing field. All operators are taking loan and expanding the network, BSNL also can do the same. Forum further requested for infusion of more Govt equity in BSNL so that it can be utilised for further expansion. Sec/DoT was non-committal on this issue.
6. Filling the posts of Directors of BSNL Board: Sec/DoT informed that DoT is using its whole machinery to expedite the appointment of Directors in BSNL.
7. Automatic pension revision in the future without linking it with pay revision.
Forum demanded that the pension revision should be referred to VII CPC or 3rd PRC with specific terms of reference that it should not be linked with pay revision of the serving employees or the profitability of the company. After discussion it was agreed that it will be referred to 3rd PRC with specific reference of pension revision and delinking pension revision from pay revision.
8. 78.2% IDA merger for the pensioners. Forum expressed strong resentment over the abnormal delay in settlement of the issues. Finally Sec/DoT assured that the issue will be resolved soon and DoT is in touch with DoE also in this regard to finalize the cabinet memo. Forum further requested to expedite the same.
9. 30% superannuation benefit to BSNL directly recruited employees.Secretary(T) told us to discuss the issue with BSNL Management and DoT is nothing to do with this.
The response from Secretary/DoT and other senior officers were positive and they shown keen interest to resolve the issues one by one.
Meeting with Sri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD/BSNL:
Com K Sebastin, GS/SNEA(I), GS/BSNLEU, GS/NFTE(BSNL) and GS/AIBSNLEA met CMD/BSNL on 30.04.2015 and held discussion on developmental related issues and meeting with Secretary(T) on 01.05.2015.
On future plan of expansion of mobile network CMD explained the road map as follows:
a) 2G network for voice calls: CMD informed that almost voice requirement come to saturation and much spending on 2G is not desirable. However, in order to improve the network availability, coverage and quality issues, discussion is going on with other operators for sharing and intra circle roaming on 2G spectrum as done by other operators. This will improve the coverage wherever BSNL is not having BTSs. Already testing is completed with Airtel and testing is going on with Vodafone and Reliance. Commercial agreements are to be worked out for revenue sharing. This will be done at the earliest to start the sharing.
b) 3G expansion and Wi-Fi: Till 4G eco system is becoming stable and affordable, BSNL is focussing on 3G and Wi-Fi through land line and Broadband which is equivalent to 4G. This will be more economical for BSNL.
c) 4G expansion: For the future, 4G services can be offered through BWA spectrum. In 6 Circles where BWA spectrum is surrendered, BSNL is working out alternate solutions to offer 4G services in 800 MHz (CDMA) spectrum. BSNL is having two slots of 1.25 MHz spectrum in these Circles and in touch with other operators having 2 slots so that 4G services can be offered on revenue sharing with 4 slots of 1.25 MHz (5 MHz). Luckily some operators are there where BSNL surrendered the BWA spectrum. If the operator is ready to pay market price on behalf of BSNL on revenue sharing basis, it can be implemented.
Next All India Conference will be held at Jaipur, Rajasthan on 29th, 30th and 31st August, 2015. Pre-AIC CWC will be on 28th August, 2015.
District and Branch Secretaries are requested to conduct meetings and
elect delegates to AIC and make travel arrangements in advance.
28.04.2015: CS along with Com P.Padmanabha Rao, J.S(S), Com Srinivasa Prasad, CWC Member, Com Ravikumar Reddy ACS(Hq), met Sri P.V.Muralidhar, CGMT AP and discussed following issues:
Requested to review the results of JTO LICE conducted in 2013 as per the recent orders circulated by CO.
Requetsed to take up the issue of METASOLV Project with CO as field units are not able to complete any provision or changes in respect of BB and VPN connections. We informed CGMT that it is a very serious issue and needs urgent attention.
We requested CGMT to arrange looking after arrangements in all cadres as per the requirements submitted by the SSA heads.
Issue of merging Cell-one unit is also discussed. CGMT asked to provide inputs from our side in this regard.
CGMT AP informed that every executive should strive hard to meet the target of increasing the revenue of AP Circle by 10% this year. Generate demand and Provide connections where ever feasible and also asked to be disciplined, puntual.
28.04.2015: Forum of Unions and Associations of AP Circle meeting was held today at Hyderabad. All Css, Office bearers from all unions and Associations attended the meeting. Forum expressed satisfaction over participation of employees in the strike on 21st and 22nd April 2015 and congratulated all the employees for their enthusiastic participation. Forum decided to meet again after the talks with DOT by Forum leaders on 1st May-2015. Forum also appealed to the employees who did not participate in the strike to rethink and undestand the purpose of strike and cooperate in future.
27.04.2015: CHQ NEWS: Meeting with Secretary DOT:
Meeting with Secretary DOT with Forum leaders which was to be held on 27.04.2015 is postponed to Ist May 2015.
27.04.2015: CHQ NEWS:
start mobilization for the Dharna on 07.05.2015 and Relay Hunger
strike from 19th
May, 2015 for the settlement of following cadre issues.
Harder programmes will follow in case issues are not settled by that time.
Pay scales of E2, E3, ---- for JTO/JAO, SDE/AO etc upto SGJAG.
No demotion of the basic cadres JTO and SDE.
· Time Bound Functional Promotion between 4 - 6 years.
· Settlement of Pay Anomalies, antedating etc.
· First TBP uniformly after 4 years w.e.f 01.10.2000.
pay scales w.e.f 01.10.2000 and amendments of RRs for
19 – 21, May 2015: RELAY HUNGER STRIKE
Poster is uploaded to print at Circle /SSA level
22.04.2015: CHQ NEWS:
As stated by SNEA(I) in our website on 10-04-2015, Due to our sincere efforts, Regular Promotion orders issued for JTO(Civil) to SDE(Civil) under 67% seniority cum fitness quota. The vacancies are filled up to March-2015, so now the JTO(C) to SDE(C) promotions are current. To the extent available vacancies, all are posted in their parent circle.
The meeting to discuss the charter of demands and issues with Secretary DOT is rescheduled from 11.00 Hrs of 25th to 27th April at 05.00 PM.
Two days STRIKE in A.P. Telecom Circle a GRAND SUCCESS
SNEA(I) AP Salutes each and every employee of AP Telecom for their solid support and massive participation in the strike. Congratulations to all the SNEA and Forum leaders at all levels who struggled for success of the strike. Success of the strike is an eye opener to Government and we hope good sense will prevail upon the management and good decisions are taken to SAVE BANL.
Comrades let us resume our work seriously to serve our esteemed customers
22.04.2015: CHQ NEWS:
Employees put BSNL on Fire of Struggle
As per the initial reports from A&N, AS, BR, CHTD, CHG, CTD, GUJ, HP, KTK, KRL, MP, NTR, RAJ, OR, J&K, PB, TN, UPE, UPW and WB Circles, almost 100% of the employees are participating in the strike today. The response from all over the country is overwhelming. All the Circles reported that more employees joined the strike today which shows that the correct message has reached to all the employees.
The official figure for yesterday was 87% even after Circles like CGM/NTR forged the official figure and send wrong report to BSNLCO when all the equipments rooms and offices in NTR remain locked. Senior officers admitted that if the official figure is 87%, then the actual figure will be more than 97%.
The massive participation shows the concern of the employees on the future of the company and their commitment to revive the company. The message is loud and clear. Whether the managers in BSNL and the babus in DoT listening to that? It will be known in the coming days. Otherwise we have to make them to listen…….
Congratulation to all our CSs, office bearers and activists at all levels, CSs and activists of various Unions and Assns who worked day and night to make the 2 day strike a grand success. Above all, Central HQs salute the real fighters, our comrades at grass root level, who made this strike 100% successful.
It is reported from all the SSAs of AP Telecom Circle that
participation in todays STRIKE by BSNL employees is almost 100%.
SNEA(I) AP congratulates all the employees for
their active participation in the struggle of saving BSNL, our
All the activists are requested to talk to our fellow comrades who did not take part in todays Strike and see that they all participate tommrrow.
sustain the same tempo tommorrow also and success is definitely
going to be ours.
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21.04.2015: Com J.Damodar, JTO, Pondur, Srikakulam SSA suddenly expired today. SNEA(I) AP conveys its deepest condolences to bereaved family members on the sudden demise of Com Damodar.
Strike on 21st, 22nd April, 2015.
extensive preparations. Success of the strike going to decide
the future of BSNL and the future of the employees.
Details of Diary-2015 payments by SSAs and Quota payment details of all SSAs are listed. All the District secretaries are requested to clear their quota payment immediately. It is also requested to pursue for clearing Diary-15 payments by respective SSA heads where diary payments are not done.
18.04.2015:: CS Spoke to Shri G.S.Marshall, Sr. G.M.(HR) AP Circle regarding JTO transfers. Sr. G.M. informed that no final decision is taken in case of JTO transfers in AP Circle. In this regard it is informed to all that whoever is willing only can excercise their option. Ohters may wait for some more time till final deccision is taken as far as JTO transfers are concerned.
18.04.2015: CHQ NEWS
Meeting with CMD, BSNL. CMD invited Forum leaders for a meeting to discuss on the charter of demands. A detail discussion for more than 3 hours held mainly on BSNL related issues. CMD informed that he requested DoT also to have a meeting with Forum to discuss issues related to Govt. Since Secretary, DoT is on tour along with PM, meeting may take place only after his return on monday . Smt Sujata Ray, ED Fin, Sr GMSR, GM Pers, GM Estt and GM Admn were also present in the meeting. Comrades, since most of the issues are related to Govt which are yet to be addressed, make maximum preparations for the strike on 21, 22 April.
17.04.2015: Incident that took place at ITPC-DC, HYD on 16.04.2015:
For the first time in the history of ITPC DC, shift duties were introduced at ITPC DC Hyd, in spite of strong protest by all the executives. In fact, the respective teams are taking care of their units / applications 24 X 7 X 365 since 2009, the inception of CDR project, hence the necessity of a separate order is not required. In this regard, all the three Associations under the banner of United Forum of Executives served letter to the ITPC DC, Hyderabad Administration for amicable settlement of the issue across the table. But ITPC administration has neither met nor granted meeting to the Forum. Finally on compulsion, administration has agreed to meet on 13.4.2015 which was subsequently postponed to 16.4.2015 without any valid reason. Again on 16.4.2015, the admin denied to meet the Forum on the pretext of busy schedule with intimation to meet after 21.4.2015. With this development, all the executives of ITPC DC got aggrieved, assembled and requested the Administration for resolving the issue, which was blatantly denied by the ITPC DC Administration. Though the executives, including lady comrades were protesting silently, the administration called the Police which was totally uncalled for and unwarranted. The arrival of the police further aggrieved the silently protesting executives. This has forced the forum leaders to appraise the situation to the CGM ITPC and explain the grim situation prevailing at DC and total unhelpful attitude of the DC administration. At last at about 20.30 Hrs GM DC Hyd along with all the DGMs assured to resolve the issue across the table and accepted to keep the present orders of shift duties under abeyance. United forum of Executives of ITPC sincerely thank the CGM ITPC, PUNE for his timely intervention and helping to resolve the issue. United forum of Executives also thank GM DC Hyd and all DGMs for the settlement.
Strike on 21st, 22nd April, 2015.
All activists are requested to make Massive preparations in the next few days by door to door campaign and conducting combined meeting of Forum at all the exchanges / locations.
17.04.2015: All the Executive Associations were invited by Sr.G.M.(HR) AP Circle on 16.04.2015 to discuss on the issue of request transfers. It was decided to consider request transfers of SDEs/DEs who have completed 2 years of stay. Requested Circle Administration to call for options to fill up the vacancies and also requested to minimise the long standing transfers. Request transfers in the cadre of JTOs will be discussed shortly.
15.04.2015: As per the call given by SNEA(I), CHQ, Lunch Hour demonstration was organised today at office of CGMT AP. SNEA activists attended in large numbers. Com P.Padmanabha Rao, J.S(S), Com A.Viswanath, CS, Com Srinivas and Com Srinivasa Prasad, CWC Members, Com Ravikumar Reddy ACS(Hq), Com G.Ramesh, DS HTD, Com Sayanna, DS HYD City Dvn. attended and addressed the demonstration.
15.04.2015: Organise Lunch Hour demonstration Today Wearing badges and observing DEMAND DAY.
/SSA/Branch Secretaries and
active comrades are requested to
Hour demonstration a
grand success by wearing
badges and observing it as DEMAND
campaign among all the Executives to join hands and participate in
the agitation to settle the HR issues of all the Executives this
13.04.2015: Lunch Hour demonstration on 15.04.2015, wearing badges and observing DEMAND DAY.
All SSA/Branch Secretaries are requested to make extensive preparations for the Lunch Hour demonstration on 15.04.2015 on the charter of demands, wearing badges and observing it as DEMAND DAY.
Make campaign among all the Executives to join hands and participate in the agitation to settle the HR issues of all the Executives this time.
Charter of demands
· Standard Pay scales of E2, E3 etc for JTO/JAO, SDE/AO etc upto SGJAG.
· Time Bound Functional Promotion between 4 to 6 years.
· Settlement of Pay Anomalies.
· First TBP after 4 years w.e.f 01.10.2000.
·Upgraded pay scales and amendments of RRs for Civil/Elect/Arch wings.
13.04.2015: Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations of Non-Executives and Executives has given a call for two days strike on 21 - 21 April 2015.
09.04.2015: CHQ NEWS
Next ALL INDIA CONFERENCE will be held at JAIPUR, Rajasthan Circle by First half of August -2015. Exact dates will be announced later after consulting host circle. AIC notice will be issued in due course.
08.04.2015:BSNL CO Issues cancellation orders to SDEs who are working in Soft Tenure SSAs of AP Circle. This policy decision could be achieved merely by active and persistant involvement of SNEA CHQ, especially our beloved General Secretary Comrade K.Sebastin. SNEA AP appreciates the efforts of our CHQ in resolving this long pending policy matter favourably.
08.04.2015: Meeting with Diretor(HR): CHQ President, AGS, Com Dahiya and CS/BSNL Co, Com Khan, met Director(HR) and discussed following issues.
06.04.2015: Seniority List 6 and 7 of TES Group B equivalent to SDE (T) Revised : Judgment dated 25.08.2009 of Hon ble CAT, Chandigarh Bench in TA No. 84/HR/2009 is implemented.
06.04.2015: JTO to SDE promotion case at Hon. High court of Kerala : The case is posted in June - 2015, Since the court vacation starts from 10-April.
the Hon. High Court not lifted the interim stay on promotions, SNEA
will be filing SLP in the Hon. Supreme Court against the interim stay
order. We already completed the work on SLP in advance and will be
filed in a few days and fight to get the stay vacated at the
06.04.2015: Agitation on HR issues from 07.04.2015
SSA/Branch Secretaries are requested send Fax to CMD/BSNL, DIR(HR)/BSNL and DIR(CFA)/ BSNL on 07.04.2015 on the charter of demands. In case FAX cannot be sent, then mail should be send to the respective email ids with copy to SNEA(I), CHQ:
CMD/ BSNL: Fax No: 011-23371444, email id: email@example.com
DIR HR: Fax No: 011-23734072, email id: firstname.lastname@example.org
DIR(CFA): Fax No: 011-23734242, email id: email@example.com
SNEA(I), CHQ : email id: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lunch hour demonstration on 15.04.2015 observing it as “DEMAND DAY” wearing badges:
The badges are to be printed by the respective SSAs well in advance as per the sample given in the website.
02.04.2015: On behalf of Forum of Unions and Associations of BSNL, AP Circle level Convention on “Save BSNL Save Nation” was held in a grand manner at Asman mahal conference hall, Hyderabad on 01.04.2015. The convention was presided by Com. Chandrasekhar Rao, CS NFTE,AP Circle. BSNL employees from all over AP Telecom Circle attended the meeting. The leaders from various Trade Union Organisations and CHQ/Circle leaders from all Unions and Associations of BSNL attened and addressed the Convention and explained the position on various demands. All the leaders stressed that United struggles only leads to resolution of the issues and appealed to the BSNL employees to participate in the two days strike on 21st and 22nd April-2015 and make the strike a grand success.
The following leaders attended and addressed the Convention.
Com. Abdul Kharder, INTUC
Com. Balaraju, AITUC
Comom P.Bhaskar CITU
Com Bhaskar Sharma, PSU Employees union BMS
Com P.Padmanabha rao, JS(S) SNEA(I)
Com Ganesh, CHQ President, BTEU
Com Ashok Babu, CHQ VP, BSNLEU
Com K.Anjaiah, Secretary, CHQ, NFTE
Com j.Saibaba, AGS, AIBSNLEA
Com Venkateswara Rao, CS FNTO
Com B.lakshman CHQ VP, AIGETOA
Com. Sampath CS, SNATTA
Com. A.viswanath, CS SNEA(I)
Com. B.S.Reddy CS AIBSNLEA
Com. Veerabhadra, CS AIGETOA
Com. Premnath, CS BTEU
Com. Taranath, CS BSNLEU
Convention passed a unanimous resolution .
02.04.2015: Com Ashok Kumar, JTO, Anakapalli, VM SSA expired to day due to illness. Com. Ashok Kumar was a committed member of SNEA(I). SNEA(I) AP Circle conveys its deepest condelences to bereaved family members of Com Ashok Kumar.