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Implementation of DCRMS- Circle Secretary's Note.
As discussed by the CEC at Eranakulam regarding implementation of DCRMS utmost importance may be given for collection of correct DATA of at least termination particulars. It is fact the Data in CDR such as NE ,BB ports, MDF, Pillar In / Pillar Out, needs lots of correction. Due the wrong data much time is lost in tracing the terminals physically which is badly affecting our fault repair service.
As discussed in the CEC, task of implementation of DCRMS may be taken in true spirit rather than simply mapping the available data in google system. Importance also may be given for pillar wiring along with Data collection. Since all these works can be done by all TMs even without any assistance high priority may be given to the above work rather than concentrating in increasing the percentage by available data.
Locating of Sub office is of not much useful, compared to the other aspects. The mapping etc can be done even after monsoon if Data is collected and other physical work like pillar wiring is completed. The collection and correction of data may be taken on priority and the TMs may be insisted to carry out the work with minimum time.This aspect was discussed by the committee for external plant and all unions were agreed to extend their contribution in this regard.
Once the data is collected and corrected in the CDR we can seek more time from CGMT for mapping these collected information as envisaged in DCMRS(The mapping can be done more easily with assistance of specialised team once the data are collected and corrected.)
Once again all members are requested to carry out the above instruction for the implementation of the DCRMS..
Mass Participation for the One Day Dharna throughout Kerala.
SNEA(India), Kerala Circle congratulate all members and SSA Units for your active participation in making the Dharna a grand Success. Dear Comrades, this is only an indication to Management, We have miles to go to achieve our targets. We request all comrades to keep your courage, eagerness and dedication for upcoming programs too. We have seen massive crowd at all Head Quarters.
More than 150 comrades assembled in front of CGMT office while about 100 members took part at Eranakulam. Mass participations were reported by Other SSAs also.
Circle President K. Sudheer Inaugurated the Dharna at Eranakulam while Circle Secretary Com. George Varghese and Circle Treasurer Com. Premkumar made the inaugural speeches at Trivandrum and Kannur respectively. Circle Vice President Com. K.O Alias gave the inaugural and inspiring speech at the day long dharna at Kollam. Com. Aslesh S.S, Asst. Circle Secretary inaugurated the Dharna at Alappuzha while Com. Nijumudheen. M, Asst. Circle Secretary made inaugural speech at Kottayam. Our CWC Members Com. Suresh Kumar. R and Com. Vipin.K inaugurated the Dharna at Kozhikkode and Pathanamthitta respectively. At Thrichur Dharna was inaugurated by Com. G. Krishnakuar, Circle Organizing secretary while our Area Secretary Central Com. A.T Rajan inspired with his inaugural speech at Malappuram, The Massive Dharna at Palakkad was inaugurated by Com. M.A Gafoor, Area Secretary North.
Our Mass protests were addressed by our Veteran Leaders at different places. Com. N.A. Abraham, Ex. Circle President, Com. H.M.M Hayath, Com. P. Janardanan , Ex. Circle Treasurer and Com. Guruprasad energized our members with their motivational speeches at Trivandrum, Kollam, Eranakulam and Alappuzha respectively. BSNLEU Asst. Circle Secretary Com. Vijaya Kumar addressed the Dharna at Kozhikkode and he extended their strong support for the mass protest to take care of the interest of the Officers as well as BSNL.
Glimpse of One Day Dharna
Com. A.T. Rajan, Area Secretary Central at Malappuram
All are requested to gear up for One Day Dharna on 06th March 2014. This is for the survival of our Company as well as to protect the genuine demands of the executives. Let us demonstrate our protest and make this event a success.
Dear SSA/Branch secretaries, All are requested to exhibits our demands on all Major Stations and CSCs.
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We salute Father of Telephony Great Alexander Graham Bell on his 167th birth anniversary
(3rd March 1847 – 2nd August 1922)
He Once Said:- "Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus".
Dear Comrades, Focus our thoughts for the growth of our Great Company. Let us Stay united for BSNL.
One Day Dharna on 06/03/2014 Thursday
All Comrades are requested to gear up for One Day Dharna on 6th March 2014 at All SSA Head Quarters. Let us make this Dharna a Grand Success and an eye opener for Management to settle our Genuine Demands.
Circle Office Bearers will be addressing the Dharna in All SSA Head Quarters. View the Schedule
Dear Comrades, Let us unite for our Cadre Issues!!!
Let us United to Save BSNL!!!
Let us United to Save BSNL!!!
Lunch Hour Demonstration in front of all SSA Head Quarters is conducted Successfully. SNEA (India) sincerely congratulate all comrades to make this event a grand success!!!.
All comrades are requested to gear up for ONE DAY DHARNA on 6th March 2014 in front of all SSA Head Quarters
Attention:- All SSA Secretaries are requested make flex Board to propagate our Trade Union Action Program. Make maximum participation for the grand success of tomorrows Lunch Hour Demonstration in front of All SSA Head Quarters.
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Attention:- All Circle Office Bearers, SSA / Branch Secretaries, Activists and office bearers at all levels,
Make extensive preparations for the Lunch Hour demonstration at Circle / SSA Head quarters on 25-02-2014. All Circle Office Bearers, SSA / Branch Secretaries are requested to mobilize the membership for 100% participation in the Demonstration.
1) Replace existing non standard pay scales by standard pay scales of E2, E3, E4 etc. No demotion of the basic cadres JTO/JAO, SDE/AO.
2) Implement Time Bound Functional promotion between 4 to 6 with first Time Bound promotion uniformly after 4 years w.e.f 01.10.2000.
3) 30% superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited employees.
4) Promotion from JTO(T) to SDE(T), JAO to AO, LDCE from JTO(T) to SDE(T), SDE to DE and DE to DGM.
5) Settlement of long pending pay anomalies.
6) Increase the number of MTs (Intl) to a minimum of 300 and immediate recruitment.
As part of our Agitational Program, Management was in constant contact with the Circle Secretary since 19-02-2014 for settling the issues. Circle secretary reiterated our demand for creating a congenial working atmosphere and settling our HR issues raised in the Discussions on 18-02-2014
Apart from the written assurances to make a congenial working atmosphere, Circle Management instructed all SSA heads to forward all Transfer Requests to the Circle Office to bring back officers those who were transferred in 2012 as per Long Stay List. View the Letter to SSA Heads for Forwarding Transfer Requests.
To resolve our demand for immediate Induction Training for the successful candidates who have passed LICE to the cadre of JTOs, The Management has taken positive Steps. View the Letter for Induction Training for LICE Passed candidates to the cadre of JTOs
Dear Comrades, Management has also assured the release of promotion orders under EPP and agreed to look in to the case of JAO posting and agreed to take necessary action for early vacation of stay in JTO to SDE promotion case pending CAT Ernakulam etc.
Only due to our Unity, Management was forced to settle our genuine demands and to give written assurances for the healthy working atmosphere in the circle. We will be closely monitoring the further development in the circle and all comrades are requested to remain alert in this situation.
SNEA (Kerala) Circle sincerely congratulate all Comrades for being united in our critical situations to settle the issues and to bring the management to realise the ground realities.
Congratulation Dear Comrades!!!
In the light of the due concern shown by the Circle Administration and the categorical personal assurance given by the CGMT and GM HR ,as well as the follow up action already initiated by the Administration it is decided to defer the programme of Dharna on 22-2-2014.!!! View the New Letter by Management
In response to our letter dated 20-2-2014 for conducting the Dharna GM HR Kerala Circle Contacted Circle secretary over telephone on 21-2-2014 and categorically assured that the Administration fully appreciate the issue raised by the Association both in HR and operational issues . It is committed act by taking all care to the views expressed by SNEA. It was also informed that already instructions are issued to all SSAs to forward all the request for transfer of executives. Also regarding other HR issues like JTO training ,EPP etc action has been initiated on fast track basis. It was also informed that any miss giving reflected in the minutes issued by the administration will be duly taken care. Further GM HR invited the Association to discuss any of the outstanding issues through mutual discussions without resorting to any other form of organizational programme.
Comrades ,we had a well beginning. Hats to all of you for the outstanding commitment and preparation for the Dharna. As far as the attitude of the Circle Administration , let us once again watch and hope wisdom will prevail and be always ready to act in case of any untoward occasion. Well begun is half done.
Congratulations to all of You!!!
Dear Comrades, we have been raising our vital HR issues for a long time. The Administration is always keen to set impractical targets on Executives day by day but our genuine demands are not being considered and settled by them seriously and favourably with in a reasonable time. In this Circumstances, we have to register our protest with our Mass Participation in front of Circle Office on 22.02.2014.
Dear Comrades, Please download the poster for Dharna and exhibit the poster in all Exchanges and CSCs. Download the Poster
All members are requested to wear the Badge on Dharna Day to observe the day as Protest Day. Download Badge
Dear Comrades, Our Dharna in front of CGMT Office will be inagurated by Com. P. Padmanabha Rao, Joint Secretary South, SNEA (India) and our CHQ Treasurer Com. R. Rajan will be addressing the Dharna.
Let us fight for a Congenial Working Atmosphere!!!
Let us unite to protect the interest of Executive Community!!!
Protest Dharna Zindabad!!!
SNEA (India) Zindabad!!!
Let us unite to protect the interest of Executive Community!!!
Protest Dharna Zindabad!!!
SNEA (India) Zindabad!!!
Dear Comrades from the Communication from the Management as the Minutes of the meeting, it is understood that the Management is not ready to consider and settle our demands and issues in the right spirit. The Circle Management has not yet understood the field realities even after long 5 hours of Discussion. Circle Secretary Writes a reply to the communiaton made by the Management on 19/02/2014 to inform the management that the Association is compelled to go for Protest Dharna. View Reply
In the meeting with the Management on 18/02/2014, the Association has pointed out many issues related to HR. During the meeting with GM (HR), the following issues were discussed.
Transfer Request of Officers those who were transferred in 2012 on long stay basis.
The Association informed the Administration that many SSAs are not forwarding their request to the Circle Office. The Administration Opined that there is NO PARENT SSA FOR EXECUTIVES and there is NO such RULE TO GIVE TRANSFER ON COMPLETION OF TWO YEARS.
However on insistence from the Association, the Administration has agreed to register the application, but it has stated that regarding the orders are concerned the Administration will be taking appropriate decisions.
Dear Comrades, from the approach of the Management, it appears that the Administration is not in a mindset to consider these transfer request as practiced in the Circle. We may have to intervene in this case further.
Pending Promotion orders under EPP since November 2012.
The Association pointed out the delay in approving the promotion orders under EPP since November 2012. We have pointed out that the assessment report are yet to reach the Circle Office from some SSAs.
On our insistence for early release the order, it was informed that the Administration shall convene the DPC with the available Assessment Reports.
Volunteers to RTTC, Trivandrum.
The Association pointed out that many SSAs are not forwarding the Application submitted by officers for posting at RTTC. GM (HR) agreed to pursue the case with SSA.
Training for JTOs who are successful in LICE
The Association urged for taking necessary steps for the commencement of Training for successful Candidates of LICE to the cadre of JTO. The Administration agreed to take necessary steps.
Promotion from JTO to SDE Regular (DPC under Seniority Quota)
The Association urged the Administration to ENGAE A SENIOR COUNCEL and FILE AN URGENT APPLICATION as instructed by Corporate Office to vacate the stay in the case granted by Hon. CAT, Eranakulam. GM (HR) agreed look into the issue.
The Association reiterated its demand for posting the LICE qualified JAOs to the vacant posts. GM (HR) agreed to look into the matter.
The informations received from Circle Management through the minutes and replies are not at all satisfactory. In spite of more than 5 hours of direct interaction by the association with the top Circle management, they are yet to understand the field realities and sentiments of the executives. Management try to justify all its action by sighting it is the need of the hour and further advising the executives to raise to the occasion and lead their subordinates from front. According to Management arduous working could be avoided by adopting ‘Smart working’.
Dear Comrades, Gear up for Trade union Actions!!!
Make the Dharna on 22.02.2014 a grand success!!!
Make the Dharna on 22.02.2014 a grand success!!!
Dear Comrades,Circle Secretary contacted GM (HR) in the morning and had further discussion on our Trade Union Action. It has been assured that the management will keep the assurances given in the meeting held on yesterday for creating a congenial atmosphere for working in the circle and these assurances shall be communicated in writing by the Management.
As requested by Management, There was a dicussion on 18/02/2013 with CGMT and GM (HR) on our vital issues raised for the Trade Union Actions. There is no solid improvements in the 5 hour long disucssions with Management.
Dear Comrades, we have to register our protest in our Mass Dharna in front of CGMT Office on 22.02.2014. All are requested to attend the Dharna and make it a grand success.
Dear Comrades, We can not accept the contention and the "Self Appraisal" given by the Administration. It appears that the management is yet to understand the ground realities and yet to realize the short coming w.r.t the resources available in the circle in the area of man power, money and materials.
All comrades are requested to mobilise our strength to demonstrate our protest in the Dharna on 22.02.2014 at CGMT Office, Thiruvananthauram.
Dear Comrades, CGMT, Kerala has formed a review committee to review the LIQUIDATED DAMAGES Charge of Rs. 30 Crore imposed M/s Nortel during 2011 on against the LD charges as per the Ph IV Mobile Network Expansion Project's Tender Conditions.
Dear Comrades, please make extensive preparations for the Mass Dharna in front of CGMT Office on 22.02.2014. Ensure mass participations from whole SSAs.
SSA/Branch Secretaries are requested to conduct General Body meetings in this week itself to propagate the Trade Union Actions planned by Circle and CHQ.
In the Conference held on 02.01.2014 at Circle Office with Management and representatives of all Associations/Unions, an External Plant Quality Improvement Committee (EQIC) has been formed with the membership of Management and two officials each from all Associations/Unions. Circle Secretary Com. George Varghese and Circle Treasurer Com. Prem Kumar are the representatives of SNEA(India) in the Committee. There was a sitting of the Committee on 01.02.2014 at Circle Office. Click here for the minutes of the meeting
Congratulations!!! Our Long battle for publishing the LICE results to the cadre of JTO is finally become successful. Circle Office has published results for 134 successful candidates today. We congratulate all the successful candidates.
SNEA (India) warmly welcome all candidates to the executive fraternity .
We express our sincere gratitude to the Circle Office for publishing the results. Click here for results
Dear Comrades, CEC decided to launch trade union actions to protest against the dilapidating
Working atmosphere in the Circle. All comrades are requested to participate in the Mass Dharna on 22.02.2014, Saturday in front of CGMT Office Trivandrum.
Dear comrades, All are requested to attend the Dharna and make it a Grand success. View the Notice issued for Trade Union Actions
Unity is strength... when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved... Comrades Get united for a healthy working atmosphere...
Circle Executive Committee held at Eranakulam decided to conduct one day Dharna on 22.02.2014, Saturday in front of CGMT office with the mass participation of members from all SSAs to register our protest against the Poor HR/Development/Maintenance Policies of CGMT. All comrades are requested to participate in the Dharna and make it a grand success...
The CEC meeting of SNEA Kerala Circle conducted at Ernakulam on 7th Feb 2014, held extensive deliberations on the prevailing disastrous environment in which the Executives are compelled to work.
In the Kerala Circle, particularly, the attitudes of the CGMT and a few SSA heads have rendered the working ambience on the verge of collapse. On one side, the Management has miserably failed to provide the minimum essential store material for day to day maintenance, not to speak of developmental activities. While 40 meters of 5 pair cable and 50 meters of drop wire is standardized by the corporate office for new connections and 40CKM of 5 pr cable for 1000 Line and 10 meter drop wire per DEL for one year for maintenance is standardized by the Corporate office, the hard truth is that even 10% of the prescribed standard is neither supplied nor available in the Circle. The standard reply given by the Management on this crucial issue on the dearth of the minimum essentials is “look at your IMS entry”. Action to supply the badly required items and procuring them is absolutely absent. More than 50 % of the Battery sets are life- expired. Our repeated pleas in this case has also fallen on deaf ears, even though the initial proclamations by the CGM was these items will be supplied in the shortest possible time. The state of affairs in the case of computers and accessories is better left untold. Vehicles, worth the name, is hard to come by with the executives left to manage on their own with money from their pockets.
On the other side all activities, including marketing, are thrust upon the field units, with no other human assistance but a handful of TMs, most of whom are untrained and thereby incapable of handling cable works, broad band fault. Their marketing capabilities, in general, do not measure up to the minimum but for a handful of exceptions as in the case of every other field. The Management closes its eyes on these and the multifarious issues that, as a matter of fact, exist in the field and compels the Executives to work under sever duress in achieving impossible targets and other programmes in an unrealistic manner and time limit. It is evident that the CGM is well aware of the ground realities but like theorists enjoys a pleasure in setting unrealistic targets.
The Association has pointed out the limitations in implementing DCRMS within the set time limit. The cable details are to be collected by the field staff, a process which involves sufficient time, granting that all TMs are well versed with the details, which in fact is not. They are naturally more bothered with routine fault attendance rather than running after such details. We, however, do not deny the usefulness of the exercise but the unreasonable time allotted is beyond any expectation. The Administration considers it as a job to be got done by the Executives through the available TMs. What surprises us is the minimum time set for the exercise and the great pressure with the Executives being threatened that any lapse in this regard will not be tolerated. This leads to the impossible ‘ Guinness’ theory floating around with greater credence.
The ‘Sunday clearance’ is another issue on which the Association has clarified that there are severe limitations with the existing staff strength. Our well thought out view is that this exercise is likely to eat upon the performance on other days. The panicky situation unnecessarily created by monitoring the Sunday figures is the product of an imbalanced view regarding the performance of the Maintenance system. Our years of experience in the field definitely does not measure up to the theories hatched up by the Administration. We have no doubt that such compulsions would only be at the cost of the performance on other days. More over we have pointed out that more output can be derived on normal days since the supervisory staff as well as staff for testing in MDF is available on those days. As usual the management does not believe in accepting our views but carries on in its ever-stubborn stand.
Regarding the transfer of TMs from CSCs and MDFs, the Association strongly expressed its opinion that many CSCs are attended by TMs mostly and such move would definitely affect the working of CSCs as and MDFs. But the CGMT was, as is his wont, in no mood to listen and insisted that his orders are to be implemented in total without any questions being raised and eventualities, if any, would be met by transferring Sr. TOAs from offices.
From the Circle Office, the CGM Cell, continuously contacts the field unit officers and apply great pressure in the clearance of cases reported to the CGM cell, with so many other priority cases pending with the filed units.
The instruction for calling for explanation from DGM/DE/SDE/JTO/ TM for faults pending for more than 7dyas, Fault Clearance Less than Fault Booking, fault rate in a unit more than SSA average, repeat faults ,not attending faults strictly as per ABCDE classification etc are thrusting unmanageable burden and pressure on the field executives.
It is but a matter of fact that all the executives are compelled to spend their entire time looking at various portals and entering DATA making real technical jobs impossible.
As the availability of vehicles is much below the bare minimum, the mobility of the executives are severely hampered, rendering them unable to attend cable fault localization, broad band fault etc in time. The shortage of necessary testing equipments like cable fault locators, lap tops etc are other hindrances to the efficient discharge of their duties.
The mobile units are asked to maintain BTSs without battery, PP module and DGs. While CGMT insists on daily reports on repair of DGs, Power Plant etc , our demand for AMC for infra maintenance is not yet met. Now field units are instructed to carry out the repair by finding out agencies locally. This is not practical as authorized personnel with sufficient technical knowhow and capable of giving warrantee for the repair is not available locally. Under all the pressure, the buck is again passed on to the field units with the Circle Office abdicating all its responsibility and thrusting impossible tasks and targets on the field units.
In spite of all these limitations, the performance of the Circle was and is much above all the other Circles. Yes, the Kerala Circle maintains its number one position in BSNL which is duly acknowledged and applauded by the CMD repeatedly. But the CGMT and some SSAs heads intentionally attempt to establish that the performance of the Circle is much below the expectation, thereby denting the morale of the staff and officers. We have sufficient reasons to doubt the real intention behind it.
In the recently held meeting of all unions at the Circle office, SNEA pointed out the prevailing situation of scanty stores and the limitations of the staff in attending cable fault and broad band faults in the Circle. However, the management refused to accept our views. And this is expected and understandable in the given conditions. However, the staff unions also endorsed the CGM’s views in an attempt to establish that their members are sufficiently skilled and capable to carry out any type of work .
In short, the CGMT and some others in the Administration appear to be convinced that the executives of Kerala Circle are both hesitant and incompetent to extract work from the staff. Moreover the Executives are scared to take action against erring officials. Our better understanding based on practical experience is misinterpreted as our weakness. With the staff Unions also vouching that all the staff are capable of carrying out their work and advocating that in case of any dereliction, the executives are expected to take action, we are definitely on the wrong foot.
Regarding the damages caused to telecom cables during road work our view is to have some diplomatic understanding with the road authorities for paying compensation towards the caused damages. But the CGMT instructs that we have to register FIRs with the police in case of any such damages. Although our practical experience cautions us to be more diplomatic in our approach, it is not acceptable to the CGMT. Here again, the executives are branded timid even to file a case with the police.
In short the situation in the Circle, as far as the Executive community is concerned, is at an exploding level with most of the Executives humiliated, humbled and pressurized like never before. Yes, the situation is more than explosive. The CEC felt that it is the bounden duty and responsibility of the Association to redeem and protect the pride and prestige of the Executives without submitting them to nervous breakdowns.
Under this background, after weighing the pros and cons, considering the imposing attitude of the CGMT, and some of the SSA heads, with no flexibility to the field Executives to take wise decisions, and weighing the views expressed by the staff unions before the administration, in tandem, the CEC meeting arrived at the following decisions to protect the interest of our members.
Major Decisions of CEC to safe guard the interest of our members.
1. Convey our strong disapproval to the attitude of the CGMT, who explicitly nurses the notion that all good things comes from him and anything and everything bad comes from some SSA heads and the Executives.
2. To conduct one day Dharna in front of the CGMT office with members from all SSAs’ participation, to register our protest and observe the day as protest day by wearing badges.
3. To demand office assistance to field officers( SDE/ DEs etc) to carry out the multiple responsibilities of monitoring, data entry, preparation of reports etc.
4. To demand recruitment of TTAs for attending cable fault localization and attending broad band faults. (Apprentice/ Data entry operators may be posted for the time being).
5. Availability of Vehicle are to be substantially increased for proper working of the system.
The meeting also decided to call up on the members to implement the following as instructed by the CGMT and SSA heads.
1. Implement the instruction of CGMT to transfer all TMs from CSCs with immediate effect.
2. Instruct all TMs to carry out cable works like fault attending, pillar wiring , verification and collection of data like joints location CTB details etc for the implementation of DCRMS and call for explanations in case of delay/ failures.
3. Call for explanation from TMs for pending faults and orders .
4. Call for explanation from TMs whenever the fault cleared is less than the fault booked.
5. Call for explanation from TMs for repeat faults.
6. Call for explanation from TMs in case of failure in contacting/ visiting the recently converted CDMA post paid numbers to prepaid to ensure its proper working.
7. Call for explanation from TMs in case of failure in collecting Mob. No and Email Id in their sections.
8. Call for explanation from TMs, in case of failure in contacting numbers under nonpayment.
9. Call for explanation from TMs, in case of failure in visiting DNP customers in LBM cases.
10. To register FIR with police in all cases of damage to telecom property by any agency including Road authorities.
11. Bring staff for duties, both in indoor and outdoor, on Sundays wherever possible as instructed by the CGMT.
12. Estimates shall be prepared for cable works towards damages due to road work and work of other agencies.
13. All executives shall project requirement of stores and other items periodically/ whenever required.
14. All executives in Mobile wing shall intimate to the administration the requirement of infra for proper working of the system.
15. All executives shall follow the Financial codes while carrying out their duties.
All executives may contact the SSAs secretaries for further guidance in this regards.
The CEC meeting further decide to concentrate on membership activities taking in to account the membership verification.
1. SSA secretaries may collect and submit the details of transfer cases pending.
2. SSA secretaries may pursue ACR assessment cases in EPP cases.
3. VCs/ ACRs for regular promotions may be pursued by SSA secretaries as well members as and when published in the websites.
The Meeting decided to take all organizational preparation as per the call given by CHQ for the resolution various demands including
• Replace existing non standard pay scales by standard pay scales of E2, E3, E4 etc for JTO/JAOs, SDE/AOs and equivalent cadres up to SGJAG. No demotion of the basic cadres JTO / JAO, SDE / AO.
• Implement Time Bound Functional promotion between 4 to 6 years as per the terms and conditions for absorption in BSNL analogous to CPSU cadre hierarchy with first Time Bound promotion uniformly after 4 years w.e.f 01.10.2000.
• 30% superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited employees as per the agreement between the Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations and the BSNL Mgt on 12.06.2012.
• Promotion from JTO(T) to SDE(T) under 67% quota for the vacancy years 2009-10 onwards, JAO to AO promotions, holding of LDCE from JTO(T) to SDE(T) against 33% quota for the vacancy years 2010-11 onwards, SDE to DE promotions in all streams, DE to DGM promotions.
• Settlement of long pending pay anomalies i) Pay protection during officiating promotion till the implementation of TBP ii) Antedating of increment iii) Senior drawing less pay than Junior after promotions.
• Increase the number of Management Trainees (Intl) from the proposed 150 to a minimum of 300 and take expeditious action to complete the recruitment process.
Comrades, maintain utmost organizational vigil to uphold our dignity and to protect BSNL. Utilize your collective strength to protect and maintain the dignity and prestige of our community. Let no threats humble us. Let no force, however mighty, dictate unacceptable terms to us. Realize your strength. Join your hands. Let us fight arm to arm shoulder to shoulder.
All SSA Secretaries are requested to conduct immediate General Body meeting to convey the decisions of CEC Meeting and all comrades are requested to gear up for any organizational actions.
The Association met the Circle Administration on 31-1-2014 . In the morning session, the meeting was attended by Sri Venkitaraman GM (HR & Mktg), Sri Krishnaswamy DGM (HR ),Com Sudheer,CP, Com George Varghese, CS, Com Premkumar,CT, Com. Aslesh, ACS and Com. Santhosh kumar , DS ,TVM. The meeting lasted for more than 2 hours. and the following issues were discussed.
1. Filing of reply in the pending case in CAT, Ernakulam staying DPC from JTO to SDE
It was informed that the reply is being filed on 31-1-2014. We further suggested the Administration to file an MA for early hearing and also to engage a senior lawyer for the expeditious disposal of the case. The Administration agreed to consider our suggestion.
2. Publication of results of LICE for promotion to JTO.
The issue was once again discussed in detail with the new GM HR. The circle administration has agreed the short coming happened from the part of them in his regard. It was assured that necessary action would be taken for the publication of results at the earliest.
3. Filling up of JAO posts on Officiating basis.
The Circle Administration once again agreed to consider our demand for justice and assured us a very positive action in this case at the earliest.
4.Pending pay anomaly cases.
GM HR instructed the DGM HR to find out the pending pay anomaly cases and to evolve methodology for prompt disposal of issues related to HR and Finance.
5. Rural allowance case of certain stations of Ernakulam SSA.
SNEA as well as other Unions/Associations have been taking up this case for more than three years . The new GM HR has understood the issue in its true perspective and assured us that the Administration would try to resolve this issue at the earliest
In the after noon session the Association met Sri MSS Rao , CGMT and discussed the details of the meeting which we had with the GM (HR) in the fore noon session. GM (HR) and DGM (HR) were also present. CGMT has categorically assured the implementation of the decisions taken.
The Association has pointed out that a very difficult working environment is prevailing in the circle mainly due to the impossible tasks and target set by the CGMT. We have strongly expressed our view that the implementation of DCRMs as per the target is an impossible task as all the field data are to be collected by the field staff for incorporating in the system. This will be a time consuming project and can be done only with the full support of the field staff. The CGMT has opined that every one shall try their level best and the case would be reviewed by him after 15.02.2014. It was pointed out that in many cases even exchange mapping was not done.
We have informed that in many places computers available are not compatible for executing the DCRMS activities and the issues need to be addressed. The scarcity of other computer peripherals like printers etc. is also pointed out. CGMT has instructed the GM(HR) to write to SSAs in this regard.
We have pointed out the difficulties in arranging Sunday Duties especially in stations where the strength of staff is less and also the negative impact of Sunday duty on work output of other days.
Transferring all TMs from CSCs , MDF etc and Posting them in the field units:-
We have pointed out that the service would be affected unless substitutes are posted. CGMT told that Sr.TOAs would be transferred from offices and posted in CSCs and instructions were already issued to all SSAs in this regard. This will be monitored by the circle office.
Implementation of AMF panel for DGs.
The Association has pointed out that many monitoring equipments were installed but they are not functioning properly and there exists no proper system for repairing the faulty monitoring equipments . Hence before installing new AMF equipments the existing ones have to be got repaired to reduce the expenditure. Further we opined that almost all our Exchange are manned round the clock and hence monitoring equipments are to be implemented only for unmanned stations and BTSs. CGMT has agreed to our views.
It is decided to conduct a CEC Meeting at SNEA Bhavan, Eranakulam on 07/02/2014, Friday.
All Circle Office Bearers, SSA Secretaries, Branch Secretaries, CEC Members are requested to attend the meeting without any failure. Those who are not attending the meeting may please be intimate the same to the Cirlce Treasurer in advance. View Letter for CEC meeting
Latest update on JTO LICE Result Publication:-
General Secretary Com. K. Sebastin has discussed the issue of Non publication of LICE results for the promotion to JTO Cadre in some Circles including Kerala with the concerned officers at Corporate Office. GS has pointed out the recent instruction issued from Corporate Office to KERALA circle in this regard. It is assured that the Corporate Office will re-look into this matter and issue proper direction. We are pursuing the matter further.
As a follow-up action, Circle Secretary once again writes to CGMT, Kerala regarding the total failure of the Circle Administration while handling Court Cases and Management's total negative approach on the following HR issues.
1. Filing reply in Court Case pending before Hon’ble CAT Ernakulam staying promotion of JTOs recruited since 1995.
2. Filling up of JTO vacancy and ensuring promotions to eligible officials.
3. Filling up of JAO vacancy and ensuring promotions to eligible officials.
CS writes to CGMT, Kerala regarding the non settlement of the various important HR issues by the Management even after the specific assurances in the last meeting with the Association on 20-12-2013.
CS requested the urgent personal intervention of CGMT to immediate publishing of LICE Results of JTOs, Posting of JAOs on Officiating basis and Effectively defending court cases which are directly affecting HR Policies/Rectt. Rules/DPCs. View the Letter
Our prolonged demand of Revision of RR of JTO(T) 2001 has been accepted by the Management and a draft RR has been prepared and circulated among Associations. This has paved the way for early regularization of Officiating JTOs. View the Draft of JTO RR
Finally our long cherished demand for regularization of officiating JTOs through legally permitted process is being accomplished by the notification of revised JTO Rectt. Rule 2014. We were of the considered opinion since 2004 that only remedy in resolving this important issue was amendment to the Rectt. Rule so as to avoid litigation and to safe guard the interest of all stake holders. Unfortunately this was not appreciated by some groups and individual and demanding for seniority prior to the year 2000. Some has even gone to extend of demanding vigilance enquiry in this regard. There were even attempt to stall the LDCE for promotion to JTO carder as per the existing Rectt. Rule resulting further more case by the affected individuals.
However we could prevail upon all such negative forces and the LDCE for the JTO departmental quota was held which paved the way for the Management to escape from contempt proceeding in Hon. CAT, Chandigarh. There was suggestion from some group for creation of supper- numery post for accommodation of Offg. JTOs. But we have timely intervened and pointed out the legal complications and further seniority issues in this regard from our experience. This also was not appreciated by some groups. All along our stand was for a legally permissible solution so that these officers will be eligible for their due seniority and for future promotion without further litigations.
Thus finally the stalemate in the matter could be resolved which resulted the amendment to the recruitment rule for absorbing all Offg. JTOs for their regularization.
Along with this amendment to the JTO Rectt. Rule the principle deciding the seniority of the JTOs also changed based on the merit on the examination for selection. This will also put a rest to the present controversy regarding the date of joining . vs. merit in the pre-appointment training. MSc Electronics is also accepted as a qualification for direct Rectt.
There are some issues which are disturbing us in the Rectt. Rule such as E1 pay scale . There is no clarity regarding interse seniority between direct recruits and departmental recruits and also between departmental Offg. candidates recruited through absorption and through LDCE. We will be submitting our views on the subject shortly on all these issues.
More than 8 years had lost due to the short sighted but populistic demand by some group totally misleading the officials and ignorant of statutory provisions of Rectt. Rules for seniority prior to 2000. Today we feel relived as this burning issues is being resolved to its logical conclusion through the amendment to the JTO Rectt. Rule as suggested by this Association long back in 2004 as decided in its CWC at Ludhiyana. There may be tall claims by many but those who remember and watch the stand taken by this Assn as well as others during the last eight years will appreciate the facts though may not be populistic.
Once again Congratulation to all.
The Annual General Body meeting of Kozhikode SSA was held at Aradhana Tourist Home Kozhikode on 08-01-2014. Nearly 100 SNEA members attended the meeting . Com. K.V Sasidharan AGM (Mktg), Com. Jasim A.K, SDE (Instln), Com. Krishnakumar V S, SDE (NIB) were elected as new SSA President, Secretary and Treasurer respectively .
The meeting started at 11am and continued up to 5pm .The Meeting was formally inaugurated by former Circle Treasure Sri.P.Janardhanan. Circle President ,Circle Secretary and Area Secretary (North) addressed the meeting.
The meeting was presided by SSA President Com.C.K.Sivadas , Secretary Com.K.V.Sasidharan Presented the annual report and Treasurer Com. M.Kishore presented the annual accounts.
In his address ,Circle secretary elaborately explained the latest developments in CHQ as well as in Circle level. He detailed the discussions held with CGM at various occasions , Latest positions in 1.announcement of TTA to JTO promotion Exam 2. Giving Officiating to qualified JAOs 3. Shortage of materials in the field 4. Acute shortage of infra such as battery DG and Power Plant and denial of 78.2% DA to JTOs
All the branch secretaries presented their reports and members actively participated in the discussion.
A grant farewell party was arranged for retiring comrades 1. Sri. Prabhakaran.K and 2.Sri. P.P.Krishnankutty
DPE has raised the IDA by 5% from 01.01.2014. BSNL CO issued orders for the revision of IDA to 90.5%. View the Order
SNEA (India) sincerely Congratulate BSNL Basketball Team, Kerala Circle for defending the All India Basketball Championship for the third Consecutive time.
Sri. C.J Punnen, JAO, Kottayam led BSNL Kerala team defeated BSNL Odhisa to complete the Third successive victory as they claimed the Title of the 13th All India BSNL Basketball Tournament held at Panth Stadium Bhilai Chattisgrah. Vijobi Vakkachan of State Senior team this Year was the top-scorer for Kerala with 24 ,Ullas making 22 points and Manzur with 18 points. Vijobi Vakkachan of Kerala was selected as the player of the tournament. This is the 9th consecutive finals of the Kerala Team and the team has been extremely well performing to claim 7 national titles since 2005.
(Vijobi Vakkachan 24, Ullas Jose 22, Manzur 18)
(Nayak 22, Mohanti 12)
SNEA (India) Specially congratulate our former CEC Member, TVM and an active member of the Association Com. Binush B Peter, SDE WLL, EKM, for his excellent performance for these achievements over the past few years. Click here to View the Details of the Members of the Team
CS writes to CGMT, Kerala regarding the procurement of equipment for Cable fault Localization and Cable Route Tracing and imparting the training on the subject.
The CGMT has Conducted a Meeting with Whole Union/Association on 02-01-2014 at Conference Hall, CGMT Office, Thiruvananthapuram for taking the suggestions from Associations/Union for improving the Service Quality.
The Meeting started at 10AM with an active participation of All Unions/Associtations. Circle President Com. K. Sudheer, Circle Secretary Com. George Varghese, Circle Treasurer Com. Prem Kumar. G, Asst. Circle Secretary Com. Aslesh S.S, CWC Members Com. Manoj. N and Com. Suresh Kumar. R, Area Secretary North Com. M.A Gafoor and Dist. Secretary TVM Com. Santhosh Kumar. T represented SNEA(India). Representatives of BSNLEU, NFTE, FNTO, AIBSNLEA, AIGETOA participated in the meeting
The CGMT Sri. M.S.S. Rao, GM (HR), GM (Finance), GM (S&M), GM (NWO-CM), GM (NWP-CM), DGM (HR), DGM (Systems-MS), DGM (Finance), DGM(OP), CE(Electrical), DGM (Planning) represented the Management.
The CGMT has presented the SMART Working Practices to be adopted in the circle for better customer care. The Circle Secretary Com. George Varghese had pointed out almost all the operational parameters which has to get top most priority for a better Customer Satisfaction. We have also demanded to settle all HR issues, Pending Promotions and Pay Anomalies for the Staff Motivation for better productivity. Click here for the Agenda Submitted by SNEA (India) for the Meeting
The meeting whole heartedly congratulated the effort of Sri. Praveen, SDE (CGM Cell) for designing a very useful CGM Dashboard. The CGMT has instructed to give top priority according to the Classes differentiated by Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) while attending the customer complaints. The CGMT has also informed that 75% of the Revenue from CFA side is coming from 25% of the customers classified among Class A to E.
During his speech, The CGMT has informed that we are heading to cross the profit registered in the last financial year (Rs. 287 Cr.) by a big margin and the circle would earn more than 500Cr. profit with a very focussed work all concerned for the remaining period of the financial year. GM (NWO-CM) and DGM (Plg) had informed that the tender for 500 Sets of Batteries would be opened on that day and they were expecting the purchase of the Batteries with in Two months.
All Associations'/Unions' Leaders unanimously demanded for enough Materials for the upgradation of External plant before the next Monsoon season. A Co-ordination Committee comprising of the representatives of Management and two representatives of each Unions/Assocations was constituted during the meeting for giving suggestions on various operational parameters. The meeting was concluded at 7.30PM.
The Association had a detailed discussion with the CGMT in the pre-appointed meeting on 20-12-2013. Circle President Com. K. Sudheer, Circle Secretary Com. George Varghese, Circle Treasurer Com. Premkumar. G and ACS Com. Aslesh S.S and CWC Member Com. Suresh kumar represented the Association.
Along with CGMT Sri. M.S.S. Rao, GM HR Sri. Geroge T Mathai, DGM HR Sri. Sathick Ali, DGM(OP) Sri. Mohan, AGM Legal Sri. Krishnaswami represented the Management.
Comrades , we believe that This is a major change of attitude and let us hope that the environment may become more conducive and we will be able to work with added commitment free from fear and mistrust.
Important Outcome of the meeting.
"However all are requested Remain be alert and united organizationally.!!!"
1. No reorganization of Divisions and Subdivisions without considering field realities.
2. JTO LICE Results will be published provisionally in one week time.
3. JAO Officiating will be considered immediately.
4. Looking After arrangement in the cadre of STS by considering the posibility of the operation of List 6 as done by Corporate Office.
Comrades the meeting was by large fruitful in impressing upon the CGMT about the field realities being encountered by the executives. The response of the CGMT was also positive let us hope that the working atmosphere will be improved and will be able to work with peace of mind
The details of the meeting as follows.
"However all are requested Remain be alert and united organizationally.!!!"
The morning session meeting was with GM HR Sri. George T Mathai and DGM HR Sri Sadik Ali, lasted for 2 hours. The discussions were centered on taking a final decision on various HR issues to be discussed with CGMT. The issues discussed were Publishing the result of JTO LICE, Posting of qualified JAOs, pending 78.2 % DA fixation, Pay anomalies, reduction in pay, Effectively defending court cases in JTO to SDE promotion at CAT Ernakulam ,Rule-8 transfer cases , Tenure transfer etc.
Meeting with CGMT was attended by GMHR, DGM HR, DGM OP and AGM Legal.
The Assn has detailed the field realities faced by the executives on account of pressure put on them by the Administration. Number of items are listed as priority items and the same executive has to act on all these ,amidst the pressure from the customers who are directly approaching them in person or over telephone.SSA PG , Circle PG, CMD case, CGM Cell case , 100 days programme, Class ABC customer, Cable record digitalization, IMS entry , day to day report on many aspects etc are few among the list .
We have made it very clear that the general feeling of the officers is that the hard work put by them is not being acknowledged by the administration and they are being haunted citing the pending cases, in spite of their best efforts. The feel of alienation and mistrust is prevailing upon the executives, are highly demotivating. In spite of many short comings of material and man power, the efficiency of circle is maintained only by the Hard work of the executives and staff which has not been duly recognized by the CGMT if not appreciated. Many SSAs heads also follow the same path of the CGMT taking a cue from the instruction from Circle office. We requested for a change in the prevailing situation so that the Executives can work in an atmosphere of belongingness and oneness.
To our views CGMT has told that he is happy with the performance of the Circle and the Circle efficiency is increased after his assumption as CGMT Kerala by the hard work put by the officers and Staff and he is thankful for the co-operation extended by all. He said every month he is receiving appreciation letter from Corporate office, only because of the service rendered by the officers and staff.
On that Point we have replied that, even though the CGMT has been getting appreciation from Corporate Office, the same picture is not being projected to the field, the real work force and Backbone of the Circle. Moreover the officers are taken to task for each and every pending cases. The CGMT again appreciated the improvement and the efficiency of the services and he would issue a letter of appreciation recognizing the service efficiency attained by the hard work of officers and Staff.
Comrades , we believe that This is a major change of attitude and let us hope that the environment may become more conducive and we will be able to work with added commitment free from fear and mistrust.
The following items were discussed in details with Administration in the meeting lasted for more than two hours up to 18.30 hrs.
1. Reorganization of Divisions with 30000 lines and sub division with 10000 lines.
We have raised our concern on two aspects.
1. The practical difficulty in managing these much of lines particularly in rural areas without proper supporting staff.
2. The norms for posts are decided by the corporate office and the fixing of norms by the CGMT resulting in reduction of justified posts cannot be accepted.
The CGMT has told that he has no intention to reduce any posts by this exercise and he is ready for further promotions to the vacant posts with in the frame of legal constraints. As far as the size of Divisions and Subdivisions are concerned, his intention was only to have equitable distribution of work load among available man power. Currently SSAs are done this exercise taking in to account the field realities like supporting staff and topographical conditions and this job is almost over.
We have pointed out the cases in many SSAs like Kannur, Kozhikkode, Palakkad, Ernakulam, Kottayam, Trivandrum etc wherein the size of Divisions and subdivisions are beyond manageable limit. The CGMT has advised the Association to take up the case with SSA administration and Circle office will give necessary approval.
The Association informed that many SSA heads are not presenting the cases because of the strict instructions from the CGMT and as they felt that it easier to implement the orders in letter and spirit rather than considering the field realities.
Then CGMT has instructed to bring such cases to the notice of Circle office and asked GM HR & DGM OP to look into the cases pointed out by the Association.
All SSA secretaries are instructed to inform specific cases regarding Divisions and subdivision where in the reorganizations are found impractical to take up with the circle administration.
2. Announcing the result of JTO LICE and their Appointment.
The Association has a detailed discussion on the subject with all relevant statistics and court order on the subject. The CGMT has agreed to publish the result and make appointment provisionally subject to the final outcome of the pending court cases. It was assured in the next week itself the results will be published action for training will be initiated.
3. Posting of qualified JAOs
The Association had an elaborate discussion on this subject. It was informed that as assured to us in the last meeting the proposal for giving officiating promotion to the qualified officers is under consideration and a final decision will be taken soon. We urged the CGMT to give proper and factual feed back to the Corporate office for the quarries asked by the Corporate office in this case for regular appointment. The CGMT has instructed the GM HR to look in to the matter.
4. Court case in CAT Ernakulam in JTO to SDE regular promotion.
The Association very categorically expressed its resentment the way in which the case is being handled by the legal section. No proper supporting documents are attached and the reply in the second case is not yet filed. The explanation from AGM legal also was sought on the matter by the CGMT. The CGMT has instructed the legal section to handle the matter with due seriousness and assured that the reply will be filed soon.
The discussion was also held regarding the present legal status of list No. 6 and 7 and giving further LA arrangements in DE cadre. The Association has pointed out that the Corporate Office has already started background work for the DPC from List 6 by calling VCs. The Association has replied to all doubts raised by CGM in this matter and the CGMT has agreed to study the case further for issuing LA arrangement in DE cadre against vacant posts. The SSAs may inform the number of post required.
5. Implementation of Contract system for External maintenance.
The Association pointed out that in most of the SSAs there is no proper arrangement for External maintenance. At present the maintenance is through casual and petty contract system and requested CGMT to implement proper contract system to remaining SSAs also. The CGMT has agreed to have personal monitoring regarding the progress of the contract system in the left out SSAs. The CGMT has instructed to implement uniform load sharing among TMs and to ensure that all TMs are carrying out the work effectively including cable work. It was also told that a meeting of all unions will be called soon to take all stake holders in to confidence regarding the requirement of improvement in the services.
6. 78.2 % DA fixation to left out JTOs.
In spite of vehement argument from both side the CGMT is not ready to change his decision regarding the admissibility of the claim till a final decision is taken by the court regarding the basic pay fixation of these JTOs on their officiating promotion and subsequent regularization. However it was agreed to consider the case of reduction in pay encountered by some JTOs on revision of DA rate. Comrades we have to think alternate courses for resolution of the issue.
7. Issues of Mobile Services
The Association once again reiterated the poor condition of BTS maintenance, Battery, power plant, external plant and shortage of material. The CGMT expressed his happiness in the improvement of the of Mobile Network by the reduction of BTS outages. The CGMT observed that the Total Performance of the Mobile Services has been considerably increase. The CGMT mentioned that he is noticing a great improvement in the performance of OMCR,since his last visit.
The Association pointed out that since Batteries and Power plants of many NBSNL sites/Exchanges are poor, the Network stability may be badly affected if EB supply is interrupted . We have requested CGMT to take urgent actions to get maximum Batteries and Power Plants for all affected NBSNL sites/Exchanges. The CGMT advised us to take maximum efforts to make all the AMF panels to Auto Mode and he offered his maximum support in this matter.
The CGMT assured that all possible actions are being taken for procurement of Battery and for improvement the infras and definite improvement is expected shortly.
8. Transfer from Tenure station and Rule-8 from J&K Circle.
Association brought to the notice of CGMT regarding the due tenure transfer from Lakshadweep Island to Ernakulam SSA. The CGMT has referred the case to GM HR for necessary action. Association also requested CGMT to intervene the pending Rule-8 transfer of JTOs from J&K circle.
Comrades the meeting was by and large fruitful in impressing upon the CGMT about the field realities being encountered by the executives because of undue pressure imposed on him. The response of the CGMT was also positive and let us hope that the working atmosphere will be improved and will be able to work with peace of mind.
Annual GB of SNEA(I),Palakkad SSA was conducted on19/12/2013 at Hotel Gazala .Total 65 members attended the meeting. Circle Secretary Com. George Verghese,Area secretary Com. MA Gafoor and Circcle Org secretary Com.Krishnakumar attended and addressed the gathering. CS elaborated the present situation and activities of SNEA at circle and CHQ level. He emphazised on the difficulties currently faced by executives working especially in external plant and impact of unilateral decisions and orders imposed by CGMT,Kerala, and called for the total unity among members for any agitations to uphold our diginity and be ready for the up coming referrundum .
Dist Secretary pointed out the acute shortage of executives (SDEs&JTOs) in Palakkad SSA and the difficulties faced by PGT especially on account NH-47 widening work From Vadakenchery to Walayar .
The AGB has unanimously elected the following office bearers for the next term..
2. Secretary -- Com.John Jacob
3. Treasurer -- Com. M.Sreedharanunni .
A warm farewell was given to retiring comrades Sri.Raman SDE &Sri.Kaladharan ,JTO.
Proposed Organizational Action – Latest Developments...
On Noticing Organizational Preparedness, the CGMT, Kerala had invited Circle Secretary for discussing the issues concerning executives for the resolution through discussions. As the CGMT and GM HR will be Out of Station till Thursday the Proposed meeting with the Association will be held on Friday, 20/12/2013.
The members may remain alert and be prepared for any kind of Organizational Action if necessitated.
THE ARBITRARY DECISION OF CGMT TO FIX NORMS FOR DIVISION AS 30000 LINES AND SUBDIVISION AS 10000 LINES CANNOT BE ACCEPTED.
THIS WILL REDUCE THE JUSTIFICATION OF THE POSTS, INCREASING THE WORK LOAD WHICH WILL BADLY AFFECT THE EFFICIENCY OF THE CIRCLE.
While there is acute shortage of staff in Land Line and Mobile Services , no attempt is taken from the part of the CGMT for posting of more executives in the Circle by promotion in the cadre of JTOs and JAOs while all other circle have already done the same.
The present working strength of Executives in the Circle is less than the50 % of the sanctioned strength.
The Kerala Circle have deliberately failed in effectively conducting the court cases staying the regular DPC from JTO to SDE at CAT Eranakulam.
The Circle Administration is not ready to settle of 78.2% DA Fixation and pay anomalies in the case of JTOs.
The Circle is posing a negative attitude in all HR related issues.
The Circle have failed in providing the necessary Infra structure support like battery and other materials essential for the up keep of BTSs and Exchanges and External plant.
The whole attempt from the part of CGMT is to condemn the executives and Staff and challenge to face the vigilance enquiry in all opportunities in spite of the fact, the Circle remain in number one position by the efficiency of service put forth by the executives and staff amidst all the above shortcomings.
Dear Comrades, We can not stand idle in this threatening situation. Get ready for immediate organizational actions. Detailed Programs will be announced soon.
All SSA Secretaries are requested to conduct urgent General Body Meetings to give wide awareness of the situations and to prepare all Comrades for the Organizational Actions.
CS writes to CGMT for immediate Publication of JTO LICE results as the stay is vacated by Hon. CAT, Eranakulam.
Circle office is unilaterally fixing the norms for Divisions and Sub Divisions. SNEA (India) to Trade Union Action.
CS writes to CGMT Kerala against the movement of the Administration to go ahead with the reorganization of Divisions and Sub Divisions. View the Letter in PDF
All SSA Secretaries are requested to give the copy of this letter to respective SSA Heads immediately. Download the Letter
Dear comrades, All executives are requested to get ready for Organizational Actions against this Arbitrary decisions of the Circle Management which is totally away from field realities.
Be United!!! Be strong!!! Lets fight for BSNL!!!
SNEA (India)'s is totally opposing this move because:-
1. ”Sufficient number of field level executives is the prime requisite both for the upkeep of the efficiency of service as well as for improving the marketing activities.
2. Unlike in the past the field units are presently managed and maintained either by a SDE or JTO without any assistance . 3. At present in most of the Subdivisions SDEs are not provided with any supporting staff like JTO/ TTA/ Sr. TOA etc. TMs are reporting directly to the SDEs.
4. From the past experience it can easily be understood that a minimum of one Executive- SDE/ JTO is required for every 3000 DEL and associated services like Broad band, WLL and marketing activities. It cannot be forgotten that Broad Band is presently the golden duck that has to be nurtured and grown with care. if the revenue rate is to be preserved, if not raised.
5. It must be remembered, in this connection, that many other Circles with less than two lakh connections are headed by CGMs and SSAS with less than 20000 lines are headed by GMs. Even in our circle the DEL distribution in the SSAs is far from uniform with GMs heading these 11 SSAs with DELs varying from 1.5 Lakhs to 4.5 Lakhs. While other Circles and SSAs in other Circles have such favorable DELs to Executive ratio, why this discrimination in this Circle with a vagary of climatic, geographic and terrain conditions? The norms of 30000 line for DEs and 10000 lines for SDEs does not stand any logic.
6. Revision of norms, if at all required at this stage, requires more analysis and application of mind taking into consideration various factors like field realities, Geographical conditions, Business potential, capabilities of the officers, to mention a few.
7. These field realities can be better assessed by the SSA Heads and the executives and its representatives rather than the circle office operating from a remote mode. Consultations starting with the SSA heads and all others concerned and experienced do not belittle the Management but is rather a prime requisite of modern management”
Tenure transfer case of SDEs working in Lakshadweep. - CS wrote a letter to CGMT,Kerala.
As you are aware, Lakshadweep, under Kerala Telecom Circle, is identified as one of the hard tenure stations by the BSNL Corporate Office. As per the existing rules, Executives, working in such tenure stations, are to be transferred back to their choice station on the expiry of the tenure period. Click here to view the full version of the letter
CGMT reply to the letter issued during last week by CS on the subject:- Harassment against Executives- Immediate remedial actions called for.
CGMT's SMS on 02/12/2013:-
I told you that I am interested in complete commitment and sense of ownership. Ensure that I am not against anybody but I am for the Customer. Do not harbour any fear phychosis. Work hard and produce truly outstanding results.
CS replied to CGMT:-
I will convey your intention to our members. But your meetings and many orders are not success in conveying this message.
CS, SNEA (India).
All SSA Secretaries are requested to give the copies of the following letters to the SSA heads.
Letter against reorganizing Division/Sub-division w.r.t. number of Lines
Letter against the Harassment against Executives- Immediate remedial actions called for.
All Executives may get ready for Organizational Actions against the unilateral decisions of CGMT, Kerala and also to safeguard the honour, morale and dignity of the executives.
Harassment against Executives- Immediate remedial actions called for: Circle Secretary writes to CGMT.
We are extremely dismayed and bitterly constrained to invite your attention to the fact that the Executives of the Circle are completely upset, demoralized and dejected at the harsh treatment and language showered on them by the CGMT particularly in CGM’s meetings ....
SNEA(India) strongly protests against the harassment towards Executives and Unit Heads by CGMT, Kerala.
SNEA(India) conveyed to CGMT Kerala, the concerns of the executives of Kerala circle regarding his harassment towards the executives and unit heads. The Association is viewing this harassing attitude of the CGMT very seriously and urged the CGMT to stop the hostile and harassing attitude towards the workforce and to facilitate a stress free environment to increase productivity. Harassment and humiliation may help only to de-motivate the workforce and may not yield good results/output.
SNEA(India), being a responsible association cannot stand as a mere silent spectator and if such harassment continues, Association may be forced to resort to severe actions to safeguard the morale of the executives.
CS sent an SMS to CGMT requesting a better treatment towards executives and Unit heads of Kerala Circle, the one and only profit making Circle of BSNL since its formation
According to our Members, CGMT's meetings are nothing but harrasment resulting total frustration. We Believe that Unit Heads and Executives of Kerala Circle deserve a better deal from CGMT. Request necessary consideration.
BSNL Mgt called a meeting of the GSs of Associations and Unions on 30th November, 2013 to discuss operation and development related issues as a follow up action to HOCC meeting. As the Assn may get limited time, Circles/SSAs and activists are requested to provide critical issues related with operation and developmental activities by 28th. The availability of store items like Modem, EPBT, UG cables, OF cables etc also may be intimated. Please feedback your suggestion in the form below
CP Com. K Sudheer. CS Com. George Varghese and CT Com. G Premkumar met CGMT Sri MSS Rao on 16-11-2013 and discussed HR and service issues in details.
GM HR Sri George T Mathai , GM Finance Sri Srinivaslu and DGM HR were also present.
1. Reorganizations of Division with 30000 lines and Sub Division with 10000 lines
The association opined that the size of division and sub division to be decided according the supporting staff available and Geographical situation and not merely on arithmetical calculation . At present there is no supporting staff for most of the SDEs and they are controlling TMs directly. Similarly DEs are not having vehicle or office staff and hence mere reorganization with 30000 and 10000 lines will not be practical.
Association suggested to look into the field realities before such implementation. It was told that the intention of the Circle office was to have a review on the case and it was not intended to implement strictly. We have pointed out the case of Wayanad, Palaghat Idukki and Kasargode areas in this connection particularly.
2. Recovery of CAF penalty.
The Association pointed out the field realities at the time of providing the connections in the past and made it clear that if penalties are imposed on staff it will have detrimental impact on our business. It was suggested by the Association that the such penalties are to be born by the BSNL as any other risk in a business like non payments. The Association also pointed out the CAF rejection by TERMCELL for signature mismatch and requested to CGMT to take up the case with TERMCELL. But CGMT expressed his reservation in taking up the case with TERMCELL.
3. Fixing responsibility for fault/ work pending.
The Association informed the CGMT that at present the field officers are under heavy stress and is in an atmosphere of fear and mistrust.. They are generally demoralized in spite of their best efforts and the Circle is standing in number one position among others. We have told that this environment is no way going to make progress in our business and it likely to deteriorate only, unless the present atmosphere is changed. The officers are forced to spent more time and energy in preparing statement, reports and recording reason for delays rather concentration on real work. CGMT has told that his only intention is to improve the services and not intended to punish any person who really works.
4. Fixation of 78.2 % DA to JTOs offg/ Regularized after officiating.
The Association had a detailed discussion on the matter. CGMT did not agree to our demand for extending this benefit to these section of JTOs as the present basic pay they are drawing is only provisional subjected to final out come of court cases. However when the reduction in pay imposed by some units while implementing 78.2% DA was pointed out by the Association, CGMT has agreed to review such cases.
5. Declaration of result of JAO Exam.
The association pointed out all details of posting done since 2010 pending court cases and demanded for posting the unfilled vacancies also subjected to final outcome of the pending SLPs. CGMT did not agree to our demand and finally agreed to consider these officials for officiating in JAO cadre.
6. LA arrangements in DE cadre .
The Association pointed out that large number of DE posts are vacant and requested to make LA arrangements in DE cadre. CGMT agreed to review the cases.
7. Procurement of Battery.
The Association pointed out that the procurement of Battery is pending for years together and requested for early finalization. CGMT gave specific instruction to GM CFA and GM Finance to finalize the same immediately.
8.BNG diversion from Lucknow to MRX
Association requested the intervention of the CGMT on the above matter for early diversion. CGMT agreed to speak to CGMT UP on next day.
Meeting with Chief Engineer Electrical
The CP, CS, CT, Asst Secy Aslesh S.S, Org. Secy Shiyas.A and Area secretary Com P.P Ravi met CEE Electrical Sri Sudheendran on 16-11-2013 and discussed the following
1.Preponement of E1-E2 up gradation to JTOs w.e.f. 1.1.2007.
Association requested the Chief Engineer to complete these cases as the next Upgradation is due to these officers and the similar cases in the Circle has already settled. CE agreed to our request.
2. Confirmation to JTOs.
The Association pointed out the pending cases and requested to expedite the case.. CE agreed to our request
3. Pending transfer cases.
The association requested to Chief Engineer to approach the cases with humanitarian consideration and avoid maximum dislocations. We requested the Chief Engineer to have a fresh look on the pending cases.
Certain issues faced by the field units from contractors were brought to the notice of the Chief Engineer and it was requested to ensure protection to officers who has duly discharged their duties honestly.
Circle Secretary wrote to CGMT,Kerala regarding the Associations' view about CAF Rejection by TERM Cell on the ground of signature mismatching since most of the ID proof submitted along with the applications does not contain signature.
Spot admission for vacant seats for Advanced PG Diploma Programme in Communication
Regional Telecom Training Centre (R.T.T.C.), Trivandrum of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited and Department of Optoelectronics, University of Kerala Government of India are
jointly conducting an Advanced PG Diploma Programme in Communication Engineering of one year duration. The course will be started in November 2013.
A number of seats belonging to General and SC/ST categories remains vacant for this year admission. Spot admission to the
vacant seats is possible in a first come first serve basis from the eligible candidates. The interested candidates with eligible qualifications are requested to appear for spot admission with necessary certificates at the Office of the Department of Optoelectronics, University of Kerala, Kariavattom-695 581, Thiruvananthapuram on or before 15.11.2013.
SNEA (India) Kerala Circle sincerely congratulate Kum. M.M. Parvathy d/o of Com. S.S. Maya SDE Karikkodu Kollam SSA and one of the active members of SNEA (India), on her achievement by winning the FIRST RANK and GOLD MEDAL in M. Tech ( Marine Structures) from NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY SURATKAL KARNATAKA.
The Association wishes her all the best for a bright career.
Circle Secretary writes to CGMT Kerala about the strong protest of the Association on the arbitrary decisions of management to transfer the executives from Circle office without following any norms.
Circle Secretary writes to CGMT regarding the view of Association about the Automatic Permanent Disconnection of Land line and Broadband after 60days of DNP period.
The automatic closure orders are directly implemented in the switch, NIB / going to Main Switch in Charge for manual disconnection of LL service and the concerned commercial officer or the commercial staff are unable to contact the customer.
Once this automatic permanent closure order is completed, the billing account status of the customer is changed to Account settlement (Deposit Refund will be processed) and the reconnection of this service in CDR system is identical to that of providing a new Telephone connection including creation of new billing account etc. and is tedious and time consuming process.
Time Bound Promotion - All SSA Secretaries are requested to pursue the cases of All Executives who are due for next Time Bound Promotions under your area. Assessment Sheet along with VCs of All such executives may be send to circle office urgently for the next review.
Dear comrades, if your Time bound promotions are due, please fill up the form here for taking up individual cases with administration if any delay or omissions are noticed.
Fill Up the details for Time Bound Promotion.
Pending Results of JAO Examnination - Administration replied to the Association for the letter which was already issued by CS on 02/09/2013.
SNEA has been trying our level best to publish the remaining results of JAO Examination which was pending due to court cases.
The Administration replied to CS that they are waiting for the final verdict of the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India.
Dear Comrades, the matter will further be taken up with CHQ as well as wtih Circle Administration for the early settlement.
Letter given by CS on 02/09/2013
View the Reply by Administration
CS writes to CGM, STR on 08/08/2013 regarding the transfer of JTO who has completed his tenure at Lakshadweep.
View the Letter
After the intervention of Circle Secretary, transfer order of Com. Jyothiraj, JTO STR,LD was issued by the administration on 09/10/2013.
CS writes to GS regarding the suggestions on Tariff and Marketing plans. View Letter
Dear comrades, if you have any suggestion on Tariff or Marketing, Please feedback by using this link. All suggestions will be brought to the notice of all concerned. Tariff suggestions feedback form
DGM Recruitment Examination Study Materials.
It is informed from Andrapradesh that DGM Recruitment Examination Study Materials are prepared and ready to distribute. All interested candidates can order the study materials in the following contact number.
Web site www.bsnldgmexam.com
Circle Executive Committee Meeting of SNEA (India), Kerala circle held in SNEA Bhavan Trivandrum on 28/09/2013. Almost all delegates from various SSAs attended the meeting which is presided by Circle President Com. K. Sudheer . Com. George Varghese, Circle Secretary has explained the various activities done the Association after the last CEC at Calicut in May 2013. The day long CEC has started at 09.30AM and active discussions have taken place by the delegates on various organizational issues as well as cadre/BSNL service issues prevailing in the Circle and at All India level.
In general the members were of the unanimous opinion that the present working environment in the Circle has deteriorated and hit the rock bottom making it next to impossible for the officers and staff to work with any peace of mind. The reason for this is nothing but the arbitrary decisions as well as the autocratic attitude of the CGMT on various issues. The members pointed out that the executives and even senior officers are not in a position to air their genuine views on field realties but are compelled to implement the dictates from the circle office .
The instruction of the CGMT for reorganization of Divisions with 30000 lines and Sub Divisions with 10000 lines, recovery of CAF penalty from CSC staff, fixing responsibility on staff for the rent rebate granted for recovery, posting all the TMs to the external Units ( Telecom Centers are mostly manned by TMs presently) etc are some of the decisions which have been thrust upon the SSAs by the CGMT without caring to understand the field realties or even consulting the SSA heads.
The meeting unanimously resolved to reject such decisions which are not practically implementable and if at all implemented will only result in deterioration of service and demoralization of the officers and staff. The arbitrary decisions of the CGMT in reducing the staff strength in many areas without any consultation with the unit heads and the stakeholders will only result in throwing the present maintenance mechanism and quality of service out of gear.
The meeting was of the view that the CGMT has always been turning a blind eye to the role of the officers and staff and the service unions/ Associations in the development of the Circle. He just presumes that the number one position of the Circle at the all India level has just been conjured up by the wave of some magic wand . The meeting is also of the view that such arbitrary decisions will be detrimental for the team work and the overall interest of the Circle.
Following points were also discussed in the meeting.
SSA wise membership position and activities to boost the same were discussed in the meeting. Many SSAs reported increase in membership including from the Accounts wing. It was decided to accelerate the membership activities by approaching all non members.
Subscription and legal fund:
The meeting decided to complete the Quota up to Sept 2013 and legal fund in full before the CWC meeting at Patna on 24th Oct 2013
The meeting expressed its concern in the delay in seniority cum fitness promotion from JTO to SDE and called for further active involvement by the Association in removing the hurdles created by some misguided elements. It was reported that the Association has already impleaded in the case and the matter is being pursued further.
The meeting congratulated the CHQ for the timely intervention in getting maximum re-allotment to the Circle in JTO to SDE –LDCE promotions and SDE to DE Adhoc Promotions.
The meeting also congratulated the CHQ for its effective interactions for the early settlement of the E2, E3 pay scale issue .
Issues of Officiating JTOs:
The meeting decided to urge the CHQ to take immediate necessary steps for the regularization of officiating JTOs.
JTO promotion under LICE:
The meeting decided to pursue with the Administration the early publication of JTO LICE results and recruitment as the present JTO strength is less than 25 %.
JAO - remaining vacancies
The meeting appreciated the effort taken by the Association in JAO exam results and decided to pursue the remaining case with CHQ.
Non-implementation of 78. 2% DA to 2005 batch, Offg JTOs and other pay issues
Implementation of 78.2 % DA: The meeting expressed its concern on the non-implementation of 78. 2% DA to 2005 batch, Offg JTOs and JTOS regularized in some SSAs and called for intervention in the matter. The meeting urged the CHQ to intervene and clear the ambiguity in the recent clarification issued by the Corporate Office regarding 2005 batch JTOs.
The meeting also discussed the pay fixation of JtOs of 2007 batch (Departmental Outsider) and JTOs of 2010 (Electrical) who were not allowed 5 increment as in the case of 2007-08 batch JTOs. Meeting decided to bring this issue before CHQ.
Reduction in the Pay of SDEs
The meeting discussed, reduction of pay consequent on implementation of EPP nullifying the fixation granted on officiating promotion during 2004-2007. It was decided to recourse to legal action as well as to urge the CHQ for necessary assistance/action for resolving the same.
BSNL Service Matters:
The meeting decided to urge the CHQ to take necessary action for the allotment of more funds for the development and maintenances activities in the Kerala circle which is contributing much revenue and registering profits. The meeting was of the view that there has to be some sort of considerations in postings and long stay transfer and incentive to the staff for their clearly better performance.
The meeting suggested various Tariff plans for making the land line service more attractive ,like increased on net free calls, reduced pulse rate- second / minute pulse, free call transfer facility to on net calls, call transfer facility to all mobile services etc
It was reported that after our continuous struggle for nearly one year the coverage issues in the Mobile service are being addressed as suggested by the Associations. The approval for sharing INDUS Towers is not yet realized and this is to be finalized soon in the light of new rules framed by Kerala State. Shortage of Battery and infra mtce in mobile service is to be settled without any more delay.
In land line sector the Supply of Battery and necessary stores are to be expedited.
The meeting expressed concern over the delay in installation of MLLN ports which is affecting the Enterprises Business. The meeting pointed out frequent change in tariff plans which are creating difficulties in marketing activities and suggested to limit the changes once in 3 months .
The meeting pointed out that as there are number of software packages in use in the field, proper trainings are to be arranged to the officers/ staff who are posted by transfer.
Corporate Office issued Modification Letter on BSNL MTRR 2013 - Admissibility of BTech Mechanical Engineering and Radio Engineering qualification for internal candidates reg.
Corporate Office has issued Clarification for the Removal of Disparity for the Fixation of 78.2% DA to the Basic for 2005 Batch.
Dear comrades, This is the list of Officers retained and Posted to KRL circle / different SSAs and units with the efforts of SNEA CHQ and Kerala Circle ....
|HR No||Name||Posted from||Posted to|
|200301970||ANEESH MATHEWS PAUL||KRL||UPE|
|200305494||MOHAMED NIYAS K||KTK||STR|
|200206575||VIJAYAKUMAR K K||KRL||TN|
|200206137||SAM T GREGORY||RAJ||RAJ|
|200304219||SHIJU L S||KRL||TN|
|199208800||REMESAN M V||KRL||TN|
|200302682||PRAVEEN KUMAR M||KRL||AS|
|200204477||SURENDRAN P P||KRL||NE-I|
|200306245||SHEMI M K||KRL||TN|
|200304368||GARSHIA N J||KRL||TN|
|200205547||DEEPA M U||KRL||TN|
|200205653||BEULA RANI. B. T||KRL||TN|
|200204681||SAJITHA M B||KRL||TN|
|200204668||R S BIDURANI||IN||AS|
|197803558||MOHANAN M R||KRL||NE-I|
|199302235||PRAKASH K||KRL||NETF (Retention)|
|200305238||MOBBY MATHEW PANICKER||KRL||AS (Retention)|
|200205660||UMMACHAN C.AMBOOKEN||MS IDK||MS EKM|
|200304476||SHINI K.R||TCR||MS EKM (Retention)|
|1||Abu P.M||STP TN, Salem||STP KRL, EKM|
Almost 52 Officers under promotion to SDE(T) were posted outside KRL in the recent LDCE result. Immediately after the issuance of Posting Order, we had communicated to all affected officers in person to get their representations for getting a reposting to KRL Circle. Out of 52, 46 Officers contacted SNEA, Kerala for re-allotment.
We tried our level best at all levels to get allotted maximum officers to Kerala circle. We cannot forget the consistent efforts of our GS in this matter. At one stage BSNL Management agreed to reinstate all the officers posted to TN circle and all of those already worked outside KRL. But unfortunately, the untimely strike of an Association collapsed all the assurance given by BSNL Management and they have made strong resentment to give retention of further officers.
We have taken the cases of the genuine demands of the officers under transfer who had reposed their faith in this Association without bothering about the Association they belong to. Our endeavor was to give maximum help to those affected officers. BSNL Management was so adamant to give the retention of officers posted to Tenure Circles. Even though the things were getting worse at one stage, the consistent efforts of our GS resulted in favour of more than 25 officers to get KRL Circle as re-allotment.
We sincerely regret for remaining case which we could not settle inspite of our best efforts. We assure all our comrade who have joined other circles that they will be brought back to Kerala circle on completion of their tenure as we have proved in the past.....
WE have seen in Kerala Circle that many Transfer and posting were done under LDCE quota without following any norms. Many officers who are not in the membership of SNEA have requested our support and help for getting a comfortable posting. Even Officers who have worked outside circle and in Tenure SSAs of Kerala Circle were transferred out of their Parent SSAs/units. We have accepted all the requests from the officers irrespective of the membership, and we have done maximum justice to all those affected officers and we could bring back all of them to the requested places
Dear comrades, The achievements we get by bargaining with the Management is only due to the strength of our Unity. We can say that this is the only Executive Association, catering to all genuine demands by not hurting any others. Hence dear comrades, we need further support from all of you for the betterment of our Executive Family. We request all those Officers who are not yet a member of SNEA , to join this big family and stand shoulder to shoulder to face our great struggles coming up.
Circle Secretatry writes to CGMT, Kerala regarding the recent instruction from Circle Office for establishing uniform standards for Divsions and Sub Divisions and Recovery of CAF Penalty.
SSAs are instructed to reorganize the Divisions with 30000 lines and Subdivisions with 10000 lines. However, whatever the logic behind such instructions, the Association has serious apprehensions about the purely mathematical formula adopted in such reorganization, particularly in a Circle like Kerala. The topography, geography, climate and field realities, which vary greatly from place to place has a definite role in the efficiency and efficacy of such a distribution and as such is bound to end up in total chaos if not disaster. Therefore, the Association feels that reorganization/distribution has to be exercised with great caution, taking care of the actual situation available in each SSA or even station.
SSA Secretary Kozhikkode Com. K.V Sasidharan writes to SE (Electrical) regarding the poor HR management of EE (Electrical) Kozhikkode.
Corporate Office has announced awards for Best Maintained Telephone Systems for the year 2012-13.
Thiruvananthapuram SSA is named as the Best Maintained Telephone Systems in Category -I and Thrissur SSA bagged the same award in Category III.
SNEA(India), Kerala Circle Congratulate all Officers and staff of Thiruvananthapuram and Thrissur SSAs for their all out efforts and Team Spirit in the toughest situations to gather this remarkable achievement.
SNEA (India), Kerala Circle also congratulate Sri. Pradeep Kumar K, Sr. TOA (P), the winner of Bharat Sanchar Seva Padak Award 2013 in the NE-Category-II, for his magnificent achievement.
Coverage Improvement of Mobile Services by keeping standard power at Antenna Port.
As per the assurance by CGMT Kerala, GM(O), Mobile Services Sri. S.S. Thambi has instructed concerned officials to set the maximum allowed power as per the Guidelines of the Government at Antenna port by considering all the losses.
This move will definitely improve our coverage especially in Rural Area. The Association express our sincere gratitude to CGMT and the GM (O), Mobile Services for their intervention for the resolution of this long pending issue. This issue has been raising by the Association for nearly one year.
The proposed CEC Meeting for Two days on 27 and 28 September 2013 at Trivandrum is rescheduled to 28th September 2013 only
The proposed CEC meeting at Trivandrum is rescheduled to 28th September 2013 from 0900Hrs to 2100Hrs.
All delegates are requested to make necessary changes for the conveyance accordingly. Those who require accommodation may please contact Circle Treasurer immediately.
Circle Secretary Com. George Varghese met CGMT, along with Circle Treasurer Com. G. Premkumar, ACS Com. Aslesh S.S, CWC Member Com. Suresh Kumar. R, Organizing Secretary Com. Shiyas. A on 06-09-2013 and discussed the following HR and Service Issues.
1. Posting of DEs to SSAs with post assigned directly from Circle office and reduction in number of posts.
The Association pointed out that posting directly from Circle Office is not a healthy trend which will affect the morale of the SSA administration and create both operational and administrative difficulties in the SSA . Further the instruction to follow in restricting the DE posts at Kasargode, Wayanad etc is without considering the field realties. The CGMT has informed that the Circle office has already decided to allot Officers to SSAs and the SSAs can decide the postings. CGMT also agreed to make necessary changes by the SSA in the posting order of DEs already issued by Circle Office.
Service issues in Mobile wing.
1. We have shared our views on the tardy progress in respect of the ongoing Phase 7 project and its non standard installation practices in civil constructions. The CGMT assured to look in to the matter.
2. The requirement of AMC for Infra maintenance was also brought to the notice of the CGMT. The CGMT assured to look in to the matter.
3. On our report that the problem of reduction in mobile coverage is not yet resolved fully, the CGMT has categorically informed that firm instructions are issued to the Mobile wing in this regard and instructed the Association to bring specific case with BTS details.
4. We have urged the CGMT for the early finalization issues related with the Tower sharing with M/s Indus. The Association pointed out the difficulties in sharing of NON-BSNL sites taken in phase 5 with other operators due to dispute in payment of extra rent. The CGMT assured to look in to the matter.
5. The issues related to content providers both Mobile and land phone was discussed with CGMT. It was informed that penalties are imposed on the content providers and the cases are to be reported for necessary actions.
6. Land phone Call diversion to mobile. Our suggestion for free call diversion from land phone to mobile in case of fault of land phone or delay in shifting the land phone was discussed with the CGMT. It was informed that the matter was discussed by the CGMT at Corporate office and the same was rejected by Director. The CGMT further suggested to take up the mater by the Association at Corporate office level.
Land Line Maintenance.
The Association pointed out that in the present CDR system there are lot of infirmities in fault analysis like Daily LM Performance, Pillar Wise Fault Analysis, Pillar and Class wise Fault Analysis. The association suggested to make available, the fault analysis being made by the CGM Cell through Kerala Intranet for the ready utilization of the field units at JTO level on a daily basis. The CGMT agreed to our suggestion and directed the concerned to put all fault Analysis information in Kerala Intranet on a daily basis.
The association suggested that the present concept of opening call centers for all type of services in each SSAs may create difficulties in proper manning and rendering customer support. The Association suggested to setup call centers specialized for each services in some of the SSAs and share the data to other SSAs. But the CGMT was of the view that each SSA has to be self contained and expressed the hope that the call center services will be a success in two months period.
CEC Meeting at SNEA Bhavan Trivandrum on 27th and 28th September 2013.
There will be a CEC Meeting on 27th and 28th September 2013 at SNEA Bhavan, Thiruvananthapuram. All Circle Office Bearers, SSA Secretaries, CEC Members and Branch Secretaries are requested to attend the meeting.
Accommodation will be arranged for all delegates for the CEC. If any delegates having any inconvenience for attending the CEC meeting, please inform Circle Treasurer in advance for further rearrangements of the Accommodations and food.
View the Notice for CEC Meeting.
Association appealed CGMT to publish the withheld Results of JAO Examination.
The association met CGMT on 6.9.13 and discussed the pending results of the JAO – Part-II examination held in 2012. The association pointed out that the entire results can be announced as has been done in other circles which will pave way for the promotion of nearly sixty officials to executive category and their service can be effectively utilized for BSNL. CGMT instructed HR section to expedite the matter. On further discussion with GM (HR) assurance has been given to the association that the results of remaining candidates can be announced shortly. Congratulations to the aspiring candidates and welcome them to the executive community.