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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.
CS writes to CGMT regarding filling up of remaining vacancies of JAOs which was withheld at the time of declaration of results of JAO –Part II Internal Competitive Examination against 40% quota held on December 2012 due to some pending court cases.
Circle Office issued Posting Orders of 55 JAOs on Probation to the 40% quota after the completion of 4 Weeks Phase-I training.
Transfer Orders for 9 JAOs are also issued by Circle Office.
SNEA (India) congratulate all promoted officers and we are welcoming all of them to the Executive community.
Corporate Office Published Vacancies of 33% LDCE quota for the promotion of JTO(T) to SDE(T) Cadre for the year 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13.
The matter was discussed by GS with CMD in the Last meeting, and it is very motivating to see that the Administration has started preliminary works for LDCE immediately after the assurance of CMD.
All JTOs who have completed 3 years of Regular Services before 1st July 2012 will be eligible for the proposed LDCE.
CS wrote to CGMT regarding maintenance and Operation of External plant and BSNL Offices.
General Secretary, SNEA (India) has requested BSNL Management for an urgent meeting to discuss long pending unresolved issues whose non resolution has evoked strong and widespread resentment and agitation among the members of our Association throughout country.
a) Standard pay scales of E2, E3, etc for JTO/JAOs, SDE/AOs etc upto Selection Grade JAG replacing the pre-revised scale of E1A, E2A etc. JTO/JAOs recruited after 01.01.2007 face huge difference in pay with respect to JTO/JAOs recruited prior to 01.01.2007 who got 30% fitment with 78.2% IDA neutralization.
Director(HR), BSNL constituted a committee with specific terms of reference in Feb,12 to address the issue of replacement of pay scales of E1A and E2A by standard pay scales of E2 and E3 for JTOs and SDEs within a time frame of six months. More than 20 months have elapsed and the committee has not even met once, clearly demonstrating collapse of HR machinery in BSNL. We deferred organizati0onal actions in Feb.,12 on categorical assurance from Director(HR) that issue would be surely addressed within six months from Feb.,12.
The direct impact of such blatant and frequent breaches of commitment by Management results in total loss of confidence and credibility of the Management. As head of the organization, we are confident you will endorse our view that such unprofessional approach leads to vitiated environment and eventually industrial unrest. Our restraint in the face of grave provocation by the Management has to be appreciated and acknowledged. We thus request you to immediately direct the committee already constituted by the competent authority in Feb.,12 with specific terms of reference to address this critical issue, which we believe is not disbanded, to start discussions with the concerned Associations to address this issue and conclude the issue comprehensively as quickly as possible.
BSNL Management has to abandon non standard IDA pay scales and replace these pay scales by standard IDA pay scales of E2, E3, E4 etc. to E7 etc. from JTO to SG/JAG so that 3rd PRC recommends equivalent of existing standard IDA scales in next revision. This is extremely important so that BSNL does not approach 3rd PRC in an anomalous situation.
Non finalization of standard IDA pay scales for JTO/JAO, SDE/AO and equivalent cadres for the last 6 years has resulted in a) demoralization of the entire 6000 JTO/JAOs recruited after 01.01.2007 at the beginning of their career itself, and b) is adversely affecting time bound promotions from JTO/JAO grade to the higher grades and fixation of the pay for about 12000 Executives.
All other PSUs like BHEL, NTPC and ONGC, having intermediate pay scales earlier like BSNL, switched over to next higher standard pay scales w.e.f 01.01.2007 based on the guidelines of DPE/Govt of India consequent on implementation of 2nd PRC report. DPE again on 24.1.2012, directed all the CPSEs and Administrative Ministries to implement only standard pay scales for the Executives w.e.f 01.01.2007.
b) Time Bound Functional promotion from JTO/JAO to Selection Grade JAG clearly specified in the terms and conditions of absorption in BSNL after negotiated settlement with this Association at the time of absorption. First Time Bound promotion uniformly after 4 years since 01.10.2000 for all the Executives.
The terms and conditions for absorption in BSNL clearly stipulate that promotions would be given from JTO to SG/JAG between 4-6 years beyond which promotions would depend upon availability of posts. This commitment on promotions contained in the terms and conditions of absorption is more or less in conformity with cadre hierarchy mechanism prevailing in most of CPSUs and is an innovative HR reform having very positive impact on motivation of performers and eventually on the growth of the Organization. For resolution of this issue too, Director(HR) constituted a committee in Feb., 12 with a clear mandate to complete its proceedings within six months from the date of its constitution. We really do not know as to what is the fate of this committee. It simply means making mockery of decisions taken at highest level and adversely reflects on the functioning of the entire set up. We once again request you to direct the committee to expeditious come out with its recommendations on this important issue by holding discussions with the concerned Associations.
c) 30% superannuation benefit to the BSNL recruited employees as per the agreement between Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations and BSNL Mgt on 12.06.2012.
It has been introduced by 2nd PRC as a welfare measure. Other CPSUs like BHEL, Coal India etc implemented it as per the guidelines of DPE. The committee constituted based on the agreement with the Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations submitted its recommendations and BSNL Mgt sought the opinion of the Unions/Associations on the recommendations. This issue has to be resolved as per the suggestions submitted by the Assn in its letter dated 05.08.2013 and in consultations with the Forum of BSNL Unions/Assns as it is part of the agreement dated 12.06.2012.
d) Promotion from JTO to SDE under 67% quota for the vacancy years 2009-10, 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14 (as on today) considering the huge stagnation in the cadre of JTOs.
Notification and holding of LDCE from JTO to SDE against 33% quota for the vacancy years 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13.
JTOs recruited in the year 1995 are waiting for their first promotion after 17 years. Thousands of SDEs posts are vacant and the DPC for the last few years could not be held mainly because of litigations. Now there is no hindrance for conducting DPC and it is getting badly delayed, adversely demoralizing JTOs who have not got first promotion in their career for the last seventeen years. Parallel action to notify and hold LDCE against 33% quota for the vacancy years 2010-11 onwards need to be taken as quickly as possible.
e) Filling up of 80% of STS posts on regular basis in all streams to end unwarranted adhocism - Appropriate amendment in BSNL MS RRs. Action to fill up the remaining DGM posts.
The concept of Adhoc promotion is not at all existing in any of the CPSUs. As a legacy system, Adhoc promotion concept of DoT continues in BSNL despite finalization of BSNL MS RRs. GS requested BSNL Management to end prevailing adhocism in BSNL and to amend BSNL MS RRs to the extent that 80% of STS posts in all streams are filled up on regular basis. Remaining 20% of STS posts would be more than adequate for recruitment of MTs/equivalent cadres.
There is just no purpose in filling up 50% STS posts on regular basis and the remaining on adhoc basis. In both promotions, the DPC bench mark is identical. Considering the requirement at higher managerial positions, few hundred MTs or equivalent cadre is only required and this can be easily met from the remaining 20% of STS posts.
As on today, around 400 DGM posts in Telecom operations stream are lying vacant and hundreds of DEs having completed more than 3 years of service are waiting for their promotion as DGM. Immediate action may be taken to promote them as DGM counting their Adhoc STS service also for purpose of their eligibility.
f) Settlement of EPF related issues like option for "Maximum pension" instead of "Minimum pension" and Centralised EPF payment etc.
In case of BSNL employees whose emoluments exceed Rs 6500, an option has to be exercised by the individual employee at the beginning itself to opt for "Maximum pension". Otherwise, by default, "Minimum pension" option will be operational. However, due to lack of understanding of the option, none of the BSNL recruits opted for "Maximum pension" option and as a result they will get only a minimum pension of few thousands at the time of retirement.
g) Settlement of long pending pay anomalies like i) Antedating ii) Pay protection for the increments drawn during officiating promotion till the implementation of TBP policy and Senior drawing less pay than Junior after promotions and iii) DNI option on Adhoc promotions from a lower scale to a higher scale.
The antedating issue is pending for resolution from the date of implementation of 2nd PRC where senior having increments in later months draws less salary than the junior having increments in previous months. Similar anomaly among central Govt employees has been addressed by antedating the increment of all employees to 1st January, 2007. Considering the huge financial implications it will have, Assn suggested for antedating the increment of Senior to that of Junior in case anomaly is reported. This issue has been comprehensively addressed by an order dated 23.09.2009 with least financial implications. Later on it has been modified by another order dated 14.06.2010 without analyzing the implications which created further anomaly and deprived the normal increment after 12 months of service as per FR SR. The only solution for addressing this issue is restoration of original order dated 23.09.2009 restricting the antedating the Executives reporting pay anomaly with juniors or implement the antedating order for all the Executives uniformly as done in the case of Central Govt employees.
On officiating promotion to a higher post, fixation benefit was given as per the provisions of FRSR. As per the provisions of TBP policy, no pay fixation is given on officiating promotion in the same scale. This created an anomalous situation as the TBP policy order was implemented in 2007-08 and the date of effect was from 01.10.2000. The pay drawn on officiating promotion as per FRSR was protected as per rule till the clarification issued by BSNL on 19.02.2010 that "Pay drawn in local officiating arrangement will not be protected under Time Bound Promotion policy" contrary to the rules in force till the implementation of TBP policy. The pay fixation given from 01.10.2000 to the date of implementation of TBP on officiating promotion is under question now and the Executives are facing reduction in pay by two or more increments and consequent recovery of pay to the tune of Lakhs of rupees. In order to overcome this, the pay fixation given on officiating promotion till the date of implementation of TBP is to be protected.
The senior drawing less pay than the junior on implementation of TBP occurred when senior got post based promotion first and the junior first got TBP and then the functional promotions. As a result of this, the juniors are drawing two or more increments more than that of the seniors from his date of promotion. For example, a 1973 recruited JTO is drawing less salary than the Junior recruited in 1977 or 1978. Instead of addressing this issue, it has buried by taking shelter on one provision of the TBP which states that “time bound upgradation of IDA pay scale of any executive under this policy is personal to the executive concerned, no claim what so ever can be made by comparison on grounds like seniority, ---------“. In fact this provision has been incorporated in the TBP policy to address a unique issue of pay anomaly by comparing the seniority in the gradation list / seniority list. TBP is delinked from seniority and linked purely with length of service. An Executive having more length of service will get TBP earlier eventhough he is junior in the seniority / gradation list and the senior in the seniority/gradation list will get the TBP later. As per TBP policy, this is not an anomaly as the TBP is purely linked with length of service and not seniority. To address this type of issues, the above provision has been incorporated in the TBP policy. To deny the genuine pay anomaly cases as reported above, this provision has been misinterpreted for all types of anomalies.
h) Immediate recruitment of MTs from among Intl candidates till the implementation of Time Bound Functional promotion.
Recruitment to MTs from among internal candidates is delayed for years together for various reasons like debarring the internal candidates on the basis of educational qualifications and age etc. This issue has been addressed to certain extent now. The younger Executives are eagerly waiting for the MT recruitment which is definitely a fast track promotion for the meritorious Executives. Due to age and other factors, their chances to become MT are reducing day by day due to abnormal delay and further delay will demoralize them. Similarly senior Executives are crossing the upper age limit of 50 years (40 years next time) which will make them ineligible to appear for MT. The MT rect from among Intl candidates should be initiated immediately incorporating Mechanical and Radio Engg also as educational qualification till the implementation of Time Bound Functional promotion policy in near future. Besides, the Company badly needs younger managerial personnel to take over responsibility of senior manager in the days to come.
It is seen that Some units/SSAs like Alappuzha and RTTC etc. are not extending the 78.2% DA merger to JTOs of 2005 batch. CS wrote a letter to GM(Finance) to extend the same to JTOs of 2005 batch in all SSA/Units.
CS wrote a Letter to GM (Mobile Services) regarding the immediate issuance of transfer orders for executives who have completed their tenure in Idukki and also requested to implement all the pending Transfers as per the orders on long stay basis by Circle Office .
Corporate Office has issued Reallotment and Retention orders for SDE (T)s under LDCE due to the consistent persuasion of our GS. Three more officers were included in these lists to Kerala Circle.
Seminar and Convention on "Revival of BSNL" held at Town Hall Thrissur in a magnificent manner on 13/08/2013. Nearly 800 delegates representing different Unions/Associations participated in the Seminar.
Circle Secretary, SNEA (India) Com. George Varghese presided over the function and Com. K. Mohanan, CS, BSNLEU energized the Seminar with his warm welcome speech. Com. V.A.N. Namboothiri, Convenor, United Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations presented the Final Declaration adopted by National Convention of the Forum.
In its brief welcome speech, Com. K. Mohanan, CS, BSNLEU emphasized the significance of our unanimity. Com George varghese, CS, SNEA (India), presided over the function. Sri. P.V. Chandramohan, INTUC, Com. M.M. Varghese, CITU State Vice President, Sri. V.M Radhakrishnan, State Treasurer, BMS, Com. David, Dist. Treasurer, CITU,Thrissur , Representative of AITUC and other Circle Secretaries presented their outlook on the 'Revival of BSNL'. All Trade Union Leaders had guaranteed their vigorous support for the survival of BSNL for the benefit of the people. In his Presentation of Final Declaration of National Convention of United Forum, Com. V.A.N. Namboothiri had detailed various activities and efforts we have made during the last few years for the survival of BSNL. He also reminded us the greatest quote of Sri. Jawaharlal Nehru, the then Prime Minister of India, at the Inauguration of Indian Telecom Industries that "PSUs are the Temples of Modern India". He also expressed his apprehension about the new policy of the Government that "Business is not the Business of Government".All the Trade Union Leaders had expressed their active support for the betterment of BSNL. All the Leaders addressed the seminar highlighted our Unity among the Employees for the superior Services. View the Final Declaration - Malayalam Version
Notice for the Seminar on "Revival of BSNL at Thrissur. View the Notice
All Circle Office Bearers, SSA Presidents, SSA Secretaries, CEC Members and Branch Secretaries are requested to attend the seminar.
CS wrote CGMT regarding the early declaration of Results and commencement of Training of JTOs under LICE promotions.
LICE for the promotion of JTO cadre was held for the first time after 12 years of the formation of BSNL. Due to pendency of these examinations large number of JTO posts are lying vacant in the circle which is adversely affecting the service and growth of BSNL services.
Out of the 2120 sanctioned JTOs post in the circle only 612 posts were filled on regular basis. Out of this 612, with promotion of 164 JTOs to SDEs recently, the situation has become grim further by reducing the working strength to 21%. Even after the passage of more than two months the result of the examination is not yet published when many other Circles have already announced the results and the training is programmed. View the Letter
Transfer and Posting of SDE(T)s of STR in Eranakulam Sub Region, the Management agreed to almost all suggestions given by the Association.
After several round of discussion with STR administration ,the following transfer cases in connection with LDCE posting are settled in STR Ernakulam Sub region. The association is expressing its sincere gratitude the Administration for their favorable actions.
Circle Level Convention and Seminar on "Revival of BSNL" by United Forum will be held at Thrissur Town Hall at 10:30 AM on 13/08/2013. View the Forum Circular
All Circle Office Bearers, SSA Presidents, SSA Secretaries, CEC Members and Branch Secretaries are requested to attend the convention with out fail. Please Give advance intimation to Circle Secretary/Treasurer in case of any inconvenience to attend the meeting.
National Convention at Delhi of United Forum Passed the Final Declaration on 03/08/2013.
The meeting of CHQ office bearers , CPs and CSs of SNEA ( India)held at new Delhi on 2nd Aug 2013 had extensive discussion on organizational strategies to be adopted for extending standard pay scale of E2 and E3 to JTOs/ JAOs etc and SDEs/ AOs etc as well as extending 30 % superannuation benefits to BSNL recruited employees.
The meeting observed that even after the passage more than six years after the implementation of 2nd PRC, the pay scale of the JTOs and JAOs which are basic cadre of executives are not finalized. Though 13 years has passed since its formation the employees are left out without any proper superannuation scheme. With the implementation of 78.2% DA merger the loss to the officers recruited after 2007 has become too large. The committee constituted for examining the demand of 30% superannuation benefit has submitted its draft report which is not at all satisfactory. On the above background both the demands of extending standard pay scale of E2 and E3 to JTOs/ JAOs etc and SDEs/ AOs etc as well as extending 30 % superannuation benefits to BSNL recruited employees has gained more significance and it is be resolved immediately.The meeting decided to launch organizational programs focusing on the above two core issues for its immediate settlement.
We assure all executives that SNEA is committed to resolve this issue and it will resort to appropriate organizational actions in this regard. When there was attempt to retain JTO pay scale at E1 grades during formation of BSNL, SNEA could defeat such design of the management . At the time of absorption when management offered five increment for absorbers by retaining the pay scale at E1 starting with Rs8600 the Assn summarily rejected the proposal and compelled the management to fix the basic pay at E1A scale starting at Rs. 9850.
When the 2nd PRC was announced it was our attempt to replace the E1 A scale with E2 . When the pay commission did not recommend any pay scale for E1 A the management again tried to implement E1 pay scale for JTOs starting at Rs.16400-40500.
This Association started organizational action and compelled the management to fix the minimum pay to all JTOs who were recruited up to the year 2005 at Rs 21620 .(E2 scale starts from Rs.20600-46500). But this was not extended to JTOs of 2007 and 2008 batch and the management again tired to implement E1 pay scale starting with Rs 16000/ to these JTOs. But it is pertinent to recall that some vested interested group kept silent on the issue for the obvious reason that if E1 and E2 is retained they will be getting the first up gradation within four years. At that point of time also SNEA has intervened in the matter and demanded to retain the Rs. 9850-250-14600 pre-revised scale till finalization of standard pay scale in place of E1 A and E2A substituting with E2 and E3. Finally management was forced to sanction 5 additional increments to JTOs/ JAOs of 2007 and 2008 batch there by fixing the basic pay at Rs.19620/-.
To resolve the issue of pay scale as well as the superannuation benefits to the BSNL recruited employees to a finality SNEA took a leading role in bring all stake holders to common platform. Accordingly organizational action was programmed by the forum of United Forum of Executives comprising SNEA , AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA which has resulted in formation of committee including the general Secretaries of all the Association and Management to examine the demand of extending standard Pay scale of E2, E3 and other issues raised by the United Form. Though this committee is still in existence there is no progress in its functioning. As far as the demand for extending 30 % superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited employees are concerned a committee was formed as a result of the agitational program launched by Joint Forum of Associations and Unions for the implementation of 78.2 % DA merger and other allied demands. That committee has submitted its draft report which is not at all satisfactory to our expectation.
While the situation remain as above some organizations declared their own programs on various demands including Transfer and postings along with implementation of standard pay scale of E2 &E3 and 30 % superannuation benefits. This kind of agitational program was also organized by these groups at the time of last posting on LDCE promotions to SDEs. It is also pertinent to note that these groups did not participate in the organizational program for implementation of 78.2% which is beneficial to all Employees and in none of the program in connection with revival of BSNL launched by all other Unions and Associations in BSNL. In fact financial viability of BSNL is more important to Employees recruited by BSNL who has just started their career and life while the others are at the verge of retirement with secured pension. When some transfer on promotions took place and also to demonstrate their strength in the group rivalry as noticed by BSNL management in its letter, these groups started some program in the name of cadre interests.
SNEA is of the view that these agitational programs by splinter groups will be diluting the focus on the core issue of PAY SCALE and 30 % Superannuation benefits. SNEA assure all executives that it will take all steps to ensure the interest of our Executives by proper course of organizational action in this regard.
The meeting decided to launch organizational actions with the twin demand of extending Standard pay scale of E2& E3nad extending 30 % superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited employees.
Posting Orders for Three more SDE(T)s under LDCE has been issued by Kerala Circle.
Circle Office issued modification in the posting order of SDE(T)s who are promoted under LDCE quota. The Management has agreed to retain almost all the cases suggested by the Association. We are extending sincere gratitude to the Administration for releasing the order.
Corporate Office issued modification order on spouse ground in the posting of one more JTO who is promoted and posted to TN circle as SDE(T) under LDCE.
Last date of submission of Income Tax Return is extended to 05/08/2013. All comrades are requested to e-file the Income Tax Return in time.
CS wrote CGMT regarding the issues in Mobile Services. Since the option for an upgradation of the Existing 3G network is available to upgrade the Node-B data rate to 21Mb/s, The association requested CGMT to review the decision to go for 3G swap in TVM and EKM core city area.
The association has also requested CGMT to take up the Infra sharing issues with M/s Indus and M/s Viom for an early settlement for further implementation of the project.
Circle Office issued Posting order of Adhoc DEs who are posted to KRL form other Circles.
Circle Office issued Posting orders for SDE(T) under LDCE for 9 more JTOs.
CS wrote CGMT regarding the Transfer of JTOs/ SDEs and Closing down of Electrical Section offices. The Assn. requested the urgent intervention of CGMT, Kerala for settling such issues raised by us.
Circle Office has issued Time Bound Promotion Orders for 24 Executives. Click here for the Order
Vigilance clearance of about 25 more officers are reached Circle Office and their Time Bound orders are under processing. The Orders are expected with in a few days.
Corporate Office has approved the proposal on pre-appointment Training of JAOs. SNEA(India) has been pursuing this case with NATFM and Corporate office.
It is reported that the training is scheduled from 29/07/2013.
SNEA(India) Kerala Circle is expressing sincere gratitude to Com. K. Sebastin, GS, SNEA(India) and Com. A. Viswanath, CS, SNEA(India),AP, CGMT Kerala and CGMT NATFM for their timely intervention to resolve this issue.
Govt. decided for 100% FDI in Telecom Sector...
Forum of Executives' and Non-Executives' Unions/Association to protest...
Protest Demonstration on 25th July 2013 at All Circle/SSA Head Quarters and Main Centers/Exchanges.
All comrades are requested to participate in the proposed Agitational Programs and make it a grand success.
All SSA/Branch Secretaries are requested to ensure maximum participation in the proposed Protest Demonstration.
Circle Office has published different orders on Time bound promotion and posting of Adhoc DEs pertaining to Kerala.
With these orders all the pending Time bound upgradation cases are settled. All comrades are requested to feedback if any pending cases are still there.
Posting order of DE (Adhoc)
As assured by CGMT Posting order of Adhoc DEs is published by Circle Office. The association is expressing sincere gratitude to our CGMT for the issuance of the order.
View the DE (Adhoc) Posting order
Time Bound Promotion order E1-E2
Circle office has been published orders on E1-E2 Time bound upgradation, preponing of E1-E2 left out cases and Corrections in the Date of Joining and Date of upgradation of JTOs.
View E1-E2 Time Bound Promotion Orders
Time Bound Promotion order E2-E3
Time Bound Promotion order E3-E4
Time Bound Promotion order E5-E6
The Association met CGMT on 20/07/2013 and discussed on the posting of Adhoc DEs on the basis of promotion order issued by Corporate office and also discussed on the anomoalies in the recent LDCE posting.
Discussion on the posting of Adhoc DEs
Circle Secretary Com. George Varghese , Circle Treasurer Com. G. Premkumar and ACS Com. Aslesh.S.S met CGMT Sri. M.S.S Rao on 20-7-2013 and requested for issuing posting orders to newly promoted adhoc DEs so that the officers can join on 22nd July 2013 itself. The Association pointed out that the officers pertaining to Kerala Circle are already looking after the post of DEs and also are recently transferred on long stay basis and hence all officers may be posted in the same post. CGMT agreed to our proposal and instructed DGM (HR) to issue orders immediately so that the officers can join on Monday, 22/07/2013 itself.
All Officers in the List are requested to submit their charge report on Monday, 22/07/2013 itself.
Discussion on modification in the LDCE posting order
The Association pointed out certain anomalies in the recent LDCE -SDE (T) postings and requested to effect necessary modification. The Association also requested to consider a few cases on compassionate ground. CGMT agreed to consider all the cases pointed out by the the Association.
Circle Secretary Com. George Varghese , Circle Treasurer Com. G. Premkumar, Area Secretary (South) Com. P.P Ravi and Org. Secretary Com. Shiyas. A met Chief Engineer (Electrical) Shri A.S.Choudhary and discussed the transfer cases pending in the electrical wing and closure of section offices.
We have registered our strong protest the manner in which the whole issue is being handled by the CE. The Assn has made it very clear that in any case the transfer merely on the basis of long stay is not acceptable to us and we will not allow such situation to happen. There cannot be any justification for not considering the transfer request of an officer even after serving 8 years in a station.
Further the unilateral decision of Electrical wing administration to close down the section offices which were opened and had been working for years together has no justification and the Assn demanded to reconsider the decision. CE agreed to consider our views . The Association demanded a time bound decision on the issue so that further actions required in the matter shall be charted out.
Dear comrades, be prepared to go ahead with any kind of organizational action if our genuine demands are not considered by the CE, Electrical.
Congratulations to one and all!!!
Promotion Orders for 1587 SDE(T) to the post of DE(Adhoc) have been published by Corporate Office. 176 Officers in the List are posted to Kerala.
SNEA (India), Kerala Circle Extends sincere gratitude to our CHQ and Corporate Office for their untiring efforts for issuing these orders.
65 SDE(T)s from Kerala are promoted and posted to Kerala itself. view the List
40 SDE(T)s from Karnataka are promoted and posted to Kerala view the List
27 SDE(T)s from STR are promoted and posted to Kerala view the List
22 SDE(T)s from Tamilnadu are promoted and posted to Kerala view the List
16 SDE(T)s from Chennai TD are promoted and posted to Kerala view the List
5 SDE(T)s from STP and one SDE for IN Circle are also promoted and posted to Kerala view the List
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Download the List of Kerala in Excel format Click here
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Forum of Executives' and Non-Executives' Unions/Association to protest...
Protest Demonstration on 25th July 2013 at All Circle/SSA Head Quarters and Main Centers/Exchanges.
All comrades are requested to participate in the proposed Agitational Programs and make it a grand success.
All SSA/Branch Secretaries are requested to ensure maximum participation from our side in the proposed Protest Demonstration.
Pre-appointment Training of JAOs - Com. A. Viswanath, CS, SNEA (India), Andra Pradesh had made a detailed discussion with GM and DGM (Trg), NATFM regarding the Pre-appointment Training of JAOs.
It was reported that the matter was sent to Corporate Office for clarification by NATFM. The Association is also taking up the issue with CHQ for further discussion at Corporate Office for an early settlement.
Modification in the Posting order of SDE (T) under LDCE has been published by Corporate Office. Six more officers were posted to KRL Circle. Four Officers are retained and two officers who have been working in KTK circle for more than 10 years are posted to KRL circle.
SNEA (India) Kerala circle extends sincere gratitude to our GS for his untiring effort for these modifications.
Circle Leaders of Forum of BSNL Executives' and Non Executives' Unions/Association met on 16-07-2013
at TVM. The meeting was presided by Com. G. Premkumar, Circle Treasurer, SNEA (India).
During the meeting, it was decided to Conduct a 'Convention and Seminar' of the Forum on 13-08-2013 at Thrissur.
View the Details of the meeting of the Forum and decisions.
Forum also wrote CGMT, Kerala regarding the in-ordinate delay in disbursing the payment of GPF Advance/Withdrawal. Click here to view the letter regarding Disbursement of GPF advance / withdrawal –delay in payment
CS wrote CGMT, STR, Chennai regarding the anomalies in the posting order for SDE(T) under LDCE quota. Officers who have been working in Karnataka for 10 years and requested for Kerala Circle are also transferred to remote stations in TN. With these posting orders, the distribution of Executives in STR Ernakulam has gone fully off-balance. A few SDEs are posted to comparatively less important stations like Ottappalam ,Badagara etc while important stations like Ernakulam ,Calicut and Kannur are ignored.
The association has expressed its concern in such Distribution of Executives and forwarded some suggestions in the posting orders recently issued.
NATFM, Hydrabad has not been approved Kerala Circle's Proposal for the Pre-appointment Training of JAOs . SNEA(India) Kerala Circle has taken up the case and pursuing at Various Levels for an early Solution.
The proposal from Kerala Circle for Pre-Appointment Training of JAOs has not been approved by NATFM, Hydrabad.
CS has taken up the case with CGMT, GM (HR) and GM (Finance) of Kerala Circle and requested their intervention for the approval.
The Association is also taking up the case with CGMT, NATFM, Hydrabad through Com. A. Viswanath, Circle Secretary, SNEA(India), Andra Pradesh.
Modification in the posting order of SDE(T) under LDCE has been issued by Corporate Office for Physically Handicapped Officers. One more Officer is retained in Kerala Circle with this order.
Our GS has intervened for the modification and communicated to Corporate Office vide Letter No. SNEA(I)/CHQ/Sr GM(P)/2012-14/49 dtd 8th July 2013. We are expressing sincere thanks to our GS for his timely intervention for this modification.
View the Modification order by Corporate Office
With the consistent persuasion of the Association, Posting Orders of the KRL Reallotted Officers, Modification in the Posting order dated 05-07-2013 and transfer orders on request of some officers are issued by Circle Office.
On the basis of Posting order of SDE (T) Under LDCE by Circle Office dated 05-07-2013, The Association has taken up the anomalies in the posting of some officers in the order as per their request. Many rounds of discussions were made by our CS and other Circle office bearers with the management for the modification. As the result of our timely intervention, the Administration issued some modification in the transfer orders.
Modification of Posting Order dtd 05-07-2013
Four Officers who are sent to other Circles by Corporate Office in the Posting order of SDE (T) under LDCE were reallotted to KRL, only due to the effort of our Association with the great leadership of our GS. Circle office issued posting order of those officers today.
Posting Order of SDE (T) under LDCE who are re-allotted to KRL
The Association has been pursuing for the issuance of all request transfers along with the LDCE Posting which were left out at the time of considering Long Stay transfers. Today, The Administration issued transfer orders for those officers.
Transfer Orders on Request of SDEs/JTOs
We are extending sincere thanks to the Administration for issuing the orders.
Dear comrades, these accomplishments are only due to our Unity, which is the all-time strength of any organization. We request all comrades to get united and grow more stronger. We are expecting further modification in the posting orders of SDE(T) raised by us along with the above cases.
Corporate Office issued promotion order to the post of SDE(T) under LDCE for 18 JTOs including All VC pending Cases reported in Kerala Circle.
CS wrote CGMT regarding our Suggestions on Tender for Excavation, Reinstatement of pits, trenching for tracing cable fault and reinstatement for attending U/G cable faults.
Modification in the Posting Order of SDE(T) under LDCE is issued by Corporate Office on 11-07-2013. One more candidate from Kerala Circle got retention as per the order on the basis of Spouse working in Central /State/PSU Services.
We are extending Sincere thanks to Our GS for his timely intervention. We are expecting further modification in the posting order.
First Set of Retention cases under Spouse Working in Kerala is forwarded to our GS along with signed copy of representation and Employment Certificate of the spouse.
If anybody left out, please send documents mentioned above by e-mail immediately.
CS wrote CGMT regarding our suggestions about the instruction given to Field Units for the replacement of WLL Connection in lieu of land line either temporarily or permanently when undue delay of Fault Clearance on the event of Cable Fault.
It is already informed that our GS wrote a Letter to CO for the retention of LDCE Passed and posted outside Candidates whose spouse working in Kerala.
See the Letter by GS Click here
All those candidates Listed below are requested to get a certificate from your Spouse's Employer for submitting the same to CO. Please E-mail a Scanned Copy of the Certificate to firstname.lastname@example.org for communicate the same to Our GS.
View the List which is already communicated to CO by GS
If anybody Left out in the list may please E-mail your representation along with the Certificate mentioned above immediately.
As per the Letter from our GS, CO issued order for the retention of LDCE Candidates above 55. Three more Officers are retained in Kerala Circle by this Order.
we extend our sincere gratitude to our GS for his timely intervention and for the favorable orders.
Posting Order for 114 SDE (T) under LDCE issued today.
Posting orders of 114 SDEs passed in LDCE conducted on 04-03-2012 and allotted to Kerala Circle issued today. This Association has been pressurizing the Circle Administration for the immediate issuance of Posting orders for the last three days. Series of Marathon Discussions were going on between the Circle Administration and the Association in this regard.
SNEA (India) Kerala extends our sincere gratitude to the Circle Administration.
View the Letter Posting Orders
The association has made many rounds of Discussion with CGMT and finally arrived a solution for LDCE Posting in the circle. CGMT has agreed almost all the points raised by the Association. The Posting Orders are expected by tomorrow.
CS along with other Circle/ TVM SSA Office bearers has made many round of discussions with CGMT Sri. M.S.S Rao for the comfortable posting SDE(T) under LDCE. Sri. George. T. Mathai, GM(HR), Sri. S.S. Thambi GM (Mobile Services) and Sri. Shathick Ali, DGM (HR) also represented the administration.
At the outset, we clarified that the Association is trying its level best to publish the order with minimum disruptions. During the discussion, CGMT has agreed to retain all Lady Officers in their respective SSAs. Also ensured to minimum disturbance for those who already worked outside the SSA / Circle. CGMT also agreed to post adequate number of SDE in all SSAs as requested by the Association. The orders are expected by tomorrow.
Dear Comrades, It is already reported that CGMT has arbitrarily decided to transfer all LDCE Passed Officers from TVM, KLM, PTA, ALP, KTM and EKM to northern SSAs with out any norms.
SNEA (India) to protest all such moves of the Administration. All Circle Office Bearers and All TVM SSA Activists are requested assemble at CGMT Office at 10AM tomorrow.
Dear Comrades, be ready for organizational action!!!
Gear up at all levels !!!
In spite of the assurance given to the Association by the CGMT that the posting orders of JTOS promoted to SDE under LDCE shall be issued on Saturday, the orders are not yet issued. Our Circle leaders were waiting in the Circle office up to 8 p.m. It is reported that CGMT has instructed not to post SDEs in SSAs like TVM, KLM, PTA, KTM , EKM etc. and ordered mass transfer of officers from these units.
Most of these officers, those who already worked at other stations and joined the present units only recently. When nearly 50 officers are posted to outside circle no SSA will be able to accommodate further reduction in strength for maintaining the service.
When more than 150 officers were transferred recently from all SSAs further mass transfer is not acceptable at any cost. The Association cannot accept the arbitrary decision of the Administration in violation of established norms in the matter of postings and Transfer.
All office bearers and members are appealed to gear up for immediate organizational actions if our genuine demands are not considered by the administration.
CS Address CGMT regarding realities being encountered by the field officer in maintaining the system during this monsoon period..
The undue pressure put by the management by way of innumerable reports and statistics are putting them into meaning less pressure and demoralize the field staff. Request the Circle and SSA Managements to understand the field realities and change in their approach.
All SSA secretaries may give a copy of the letter to their SSA heads.
View the Letter Given by CS
CS wrote CGMT, STR for considering Long pending Transfer cases of SDEs along with LDCE posting orders and also requested for convenient posting of SDEs on promotion.
Circle President Com. Sudheer. K along with Circle Secretary Com. George Varaghese, Circle Treasurer Com. G. Premkumar, ACS Com Aslesh .S.S and TVM SSA Secretary Com. Santhosh Kumar. T met CGMT today.
GM (HR) Sri. George Mathai, DGM (HR) Sri. Sathick Ali also represented management side.
In the meeting, Following Points were discussed
1. Posting of SDE (T) based on LDCE by today
CGMT informed that Preliminary work has already been started by Circle Office for the posting of LDCE passed candidates.
CGM Assured that Posting Order of All LDCE Candidates will be released by today.
2. Pre-Appointment training of JAOs
CGMT agreed to send all qualified JAOs for pre-appointment training.
Dear Comrades, We have got 46 representations for retention in Kerala So for. All Representations are forwarded for the intervention of our GS. We are again requesting all affected candidates those who are not communicated so far to give their representions for retention immediately. We can try our best to retain maximum number of Officers in the Circle.
Next List of retention request and Clarifications of Missing Cases in the Posting Orders due to non availability of VC are also communicated to GS.
A Separate List of Candidates who are already worked outside circle and requested for retention is also forwarded to GS for his early intervention.
2nd List of Retention Request
Clarification of Missing Cases
List of already worked outside Cases for retention
We are making all out effort to help all the candidates to get a maximum convenient postings. Please feel free to communicate your requests, if any.
"Dear comrades, it is seen that some false messages are propagating in the circle regarding the posting and charge assumption of officers posted to KRL Circle. This is to clarify that SNEA (India) is fully aware of the situations and we are in discussion with Circle Admin for immediate postings. "
Circle President, Circle Secretary and Circle Treasurer etc will meet CGMT tomorrow for discussing the Posting of LDCE candidates .
Some groups, initially challenged the competitive exam, tried their level best for delaying the conduction of the examination and created all hurdles for publishing the results. Now they are jumping into the scene and trying to mislead the officers. These groups were the proponents of many court cases and now have become aware of the consequences of such disastrous moves. The same groups were the advocates of “date of joining as the sole criteria for determining seniority” now realized the consequences of the same.
One of the leaders of these groups even after ensuring promotion to SDE by passing the LDCE is wandering in Hon. Courts for stopping the promotion of JTOs under seniority quota demanding revision of the gradation list as per the date of joining.
"Comrades, SNEA is the only ASSN having the experience and capability to take care of the interest of one and all."
We appeal to all our comrades to identifying these elements and ignore their false propaganda.
As assured by our GS, Com. K. Sebastin, Posting orders for all Lady comrades who were posted outside the circle are modified and posted to KERALA.
Posting Orders of all the Officers passed from STR and placed wrongly in Kerala Circle were also corrected.
SNEA (India), Kerala Circle extends sincere thanks to our beloved GS for his timely intervention for modifying the orders.
It is noted that there are still some missing cases in the change of Circle Modifications. Every anomalies in the posting order will be brought to the notice of CHQ and we are trying to get maximum modification in the posting order.
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Click here to view the List of modification in the change of Circle of STR/STP
CS has taken up the case of posting of SDEs under LDCE with GM HR Circle Admin. and urged for issung posting orders without any delay. It was assuered that the Admin is on the job and orders will issued without delay. We are following up the issue further.
CS wrote GS Com. K. Sebastin to intervene in the huge number of Inter Circle transfers on promotion to SDE (T) based on LDCE. SNEA (India) Kerala Circle requested CHQ to get favourable orders from CO for retaining maximum officers including all Lady Officers in Kerala for the smooth functioning of this profit making circle.
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Detailed List along with the requests received from the affected officers has been forwarded to GS for further actions.
Click here to view the List of Officers who are requesting for retention in KRL/STR Circle.
It is seen that many officers working in STR/STP is wrongly placed in KRL due to the mistake in the present Circle in posting order. The same is brought to the notice of CHQ, and our GS will take up the issue with concerned sections for correcting the order.
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It is also found that posting orders have not released for some officers even if their names are appeared in the passed candidates List of LDCE. The list is also communicated to CHQ for urgent intervention and release the orders.
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IDA will be increased by 4% by July 2013
It is learnt that IDA will be increased by 4% as the CPI(IW) for the month of May 2013 is increased by 2 Points to 228. Total IDA w.e.f 1st July 2013 will be 78.9%.
All the Transfer Orders issued in Electrical Wing will be kept in abeyance. Members who were affected and went on leave are requested to rejoin for duties.
It was reported on 03/07/2013 that the transfer orders of JTOs in Electrical wing might be implemented in contradiction to the assurances given on 15-6-2013 to the Assn by the Chief Engineer (Electrical). CS spoke to CE Electrical and demanded to honor his commitment. It was made very clear that the Asnn will not allow any transfer in the name of tenure. Finally CE agreed to relook into the matter.
On 4-7-2013, Circle Treasurer Com. G. Premkumar, ACS Com. Aslesh S.S, Org. Secretary Com. Shiyas. A and SSA President Com. S. Narendra Kumar along with other leaders met SE Electrical at Trivandrum and demanded to desist from implementation of the transfer orders. Finally SE agreed to keep the orders under abeyance.
The members who wet on leave may rejoin for duty.