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08/12/2016

Sad News: Sri. R.Radhakrishnan, SDE(Udaan), Trivandrum SSA expired at KIMS Hospital at 5PM yesterday on 7/12/2016. SNEA Kerala Circle conveys its deepest condolences to the bereaved members of his family for this greatest loss.

Cremation at 9 AM, 08.12.2016.
(Place: Jyothi Nagar Residence Association, Vettamukku, Trivandrum)


07/12/2016

Message from CHQ:
Congratulations to one and all for making the membership verification a grand success. The extensive tours and door to door campaign by our CSs, SSA Secretaries, Branch Secretaries, office bearers and Core Group members at all levels resulted in heavy polling in almost all the Circles/SSAs. CHQ congratulate all of them for the excellent work done for the last 6 months. Last but not the least, our sincere gratitude to all our grass root level members and supporters for making the MV a grand success. Our sincere gratitude to DIR(HR), GM(SR), DGM(SR) and all the officials in SR section for their untiring efforts to conduct the MV in a free and fair manner.


06/12/2016

Transfer of JAOs in Thrissur on the eve of Referendum:
As we were apprehended and reported earlier, officers of Finance wing belonging to AIBSNLEA are misusing their positions to take vindictive and discriminative actions against SNEA members of Finance fraternity. Today, on the eve of referendum and after the office hours, an order was issued in Thrissur SSA transferring two of SNEA members (JAOs) out of SSA HQs to far off places without any rhyme or reason.

SNEA strongly protested against this order and requested PGM Thrissur to cancel the order with immediate effect. Based on our protest and request, PGMT Thrissur has ordered to keep this order under abeyance till further orders. We thank PGMT Thrissur for honouring our protest and request.

Dear comrades, we will not allow any kind of highhandedness or vindictive actions against our members. We will not leave this issue until a decision is arrived till everyone’s satisfaction.


06/12/2016

Reply to the CHQ site of Consistent and Persistent group:
The whole BSNL fraternity knows, which associations were supporting MSS.Rao in 2014 and 2015 when SNEA Bravehearts were fighting against the mighty administration for reinstating the legitimate rights of Employees.

How can we forget the day when both AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA held press conference in support of MSS.Rao on 30/7/2014. How can we forgot those days when both these associations were impleading in CAT-Ernakulam for reinstating the corrupt and autocratic MSS.Rao as CGMT Kerala, who eventually exited BSNL without any pensionary benefits (due to his chargesheets filed by CBI for the misconducts done by him as GM, Corporate Office and also as CGMT Kerala). It is an irony that AIBSNLEA CHQ is not aware of this. What a Joke..!! Whom they are fooling..!!





Our executives were harassed in the name of meetings and webinars, DGMs of various SSAs were called to Circle Office only to get harassed as Worst DGMs. Our mobile DATA connection was withdrawn, our residential phones were disconnected. Without considering terrain and geographical conditions, subdivisions and divisions were reorganized. Without following any norms, executives were transferred by pick and choose policy.

There was a transfer policy followed in Kerala Circle, agreed in 2008 by SNEA and AIBSNLEA for the smooth functioning of Kerala Circle. The Corrupt and Autocratic CGM deviated from this 2008 transfer policy and declared that there is no Home-SSA concept as JTOs are Circle cadre and SDEs are All India Cadre.

It all started when SNEA questioned the intention of CGMT in the constitution of a committee to revise decision of the competent authority after due examination for imposing a penalty of Rs32 Crores against the vendor Nortel for not complying with PO conditions. We were very sure about the intention of CGMT behind the reconstitution of committee.

As a responsible association we went for agitation and struggled against dismantling of the healthy mechanisms prevailing in Kerala, against corruption, against nepotism, against autocratic administration for the legitimate rights of BSNL fraternity and to reinstate the transfer policy for bringing back the executives (irrespective of association) to their Home-SSA.

In the sustained struggle we faced various dies-nons, chargesheets, police cases, court cases, vindictive transfers, and what not. But we were always confident that Truth will always Triumph. Fearlessly we went ahead and as you all know, the corrupt officer was forced to retire as Principal, RTTC. This struggle exposed those who acted as agents of corrupt elements, having no trade union ethics.

Finally when all our legitimate rights were reinstated by the new administration, the Consistent and Persistent group emerged with claims.


Dear Comrades, SNEA is the only Executive Association that can fight with Management for all our rights and also for the growth of our Company.

VOTE for SNo: 9 (SANCHAR NIGAM EXECUTIVES' ASSOCIATION)
Strengthen SNEA.... Strengthen BSNL....


06/12/2016





courtesy: Com.Babu Dominic, DP-Ernakulam


06/12/2016

We are uploading an impassioned appeal from Sri R.P.Shahu, former General Secretary, AIGETOA dispassionately and discreetly urging upon members of AIGETOA and other BRs not to vote for AIBSNLEA in any case. Pl hear the contents of the audio and decide....


06/12/2016

Stand of SNEA - A comparative chart of SNEA and AIBSNLEA on various issues.
Click here to download in PDF



Questions Raised in various Social Media groups and the Stand of SNEA to the questions raised. Click here to download in PDF


05/12/2016

Circle Office issued Guidelines for Identity Card for Membership Verification

05/12/2016

It has come to our notice that the demand of SNEA to evolve a transparent Transfer/Postings Policy for Accounts, Civil, Electrical etc to avoid uncertainty and misuse either by the Leaders or by the Administration is being criticised by vested groups who were continously misusing their position.
We once again assure all Executives that SNEA is against "Transfer for the sake of Transfer", and our demand is in case of any transfer becomes inevitable, it should be based on a transparent mechanism which will enable the executives to have proper advance information.


05/12/2016

During the MV campaign by the Circle and SSA leaders in all SSAs, Officers belonging to Accounts, Civil, Electrical etc gave a warm response to SNEA. They expressed their frustration and anguish over the failure of legacy unions which claim total representation of these streams viz.

1. There is no transparent and systematic Transfer/Postings policy in Accounts wing as available in Telecom engineering wing. The demand of SNEA for publishing the stay particulars of officers of Accounts wing was criticized by AIBSNLEA. Once stay particulars are published, it will become transparent and the Leaders/Administration will not be able to manipulate according to their personal choice. There are instances where Finance officers who are returned even from Circles like Gujrat are not posted to their Home SSA, while some Leaders (even on their promotions) are able to get re-allotment to Home Circle and posting in Home SSA without any criteria.

2. JTO/JAO’s recruited post 2007 were very much critical about the stand taken by the associations other than SNEA with respect to the Standard Pay scales of E2-E3 by demanding CASCADING payscale revision which ultimately resulted in the rejection of basic demand of E2 and E3, resulting huge loss to these officers to the extent of Rs5000 to Rs10000 per month.

3. While 75% of STS(Telecom) posts are filled under seniority quota on regular basis, the Accounts STS posts are filled only to the extent of 50%.

4. Promotions in Executive Engineer grade in Civil/Electrical/Architecture are only 50% and discriminated w.r.t B.Tech/Diploma

5. Civil/Electrical PA/PS etc not got E1A scale from 1.10.2000

SNEA assure all executives after 7/12/2016, there will be only one Executive Association to represent the Executives, SNEA will ensure parity and justice to all executives without any discrimination.

VOTE for SNo: 9 (SANCHAR NIGAM EXECUTIVES' ASSOCIATION)
Strengthen SNEA.... Strengthen BSNL....


04/12/2016

Massive MV Campaign at Trivandrum on 3/12/2016: CS Com.Santhoshkumar, CT Com.Premkumar, CVP Com.Asha, ACS Com.Ramana, Circle Org Secy Com.Vinukumar, DS-TVM Com.Dr.Sabu, DS-CO Com.Suneer, District President of Kannur Com Rajesh Manchan and many other office bearers and activists of Trivandrum and Circle Office actively participated in the MV campaigning. Manacaud BSNL Complex, CTX, PGM office, Kaithamukku, Circle Office were extensively covered. SNEA Kerala congratulate DP-Kannur Com Rajesh Manchan for leading from the front and conveying our History, Mission and Vision to Trivandrum Comrades, especially to the Civil/Electrical/Architecture Comrades.



Few more glimpses and Slideshow of Photos
TVM_MV_031216


04/12/2016

MV Campaign at Trivandrum on 2/12/2016: CS Com.Santhoshkumar, CT Com.Premkumar, CVP Com.Asha, ACS Com.Ramana, DS-TVM Com.Dr.Sabu, DS-CO Com.Suneer and many other office bearers and activists of Trivandrum and Circle Office actively participated in the MV campaigning. RTTC, Mobile-Services, Poojapura, Malayankeezh, CTO area were extensively covered.


04/12/2016

MV Campaign at Kollam on 1/12/2016: CS Com.Santhoshkumar, CT Com.Premkumar, ACS Com.Ramana, Circle Org Secy Com.Vinukumar, DS-Kollam Com.Asharaf, DP Com.Sujith, DT Com.Jayson, CEC Member Com Saleem and many other office bearers and activists of Kollam actively participated in the MV campaigning. Karunagapally division area was extensively covered.


04/12/2016

MV Campaign at Kottayam on 1/12/2016: Circle President Com George Varghese, CWC Members Com Sureshkumar & Com Biju Pawath, Circle Organising Secretary Com Rajesh Sekhar along with DS-Kottayam Com Thomas Sebastian and many other office bearers and activists of Kottayam actively participated in the MV campaigning.


03/12/2016

Hundreds of similar emails are being received daily by almost all Office Bearers of CHQ/Circle/SSA, for the last few days from post 2007 JTO/JAOs especially 2007 and 2008 batches requesting immediate approval of E2, E3 pay scales delinking the upgardation of other pay scales. Due to the proposal of upgaradtion of all the scales, all are under the threat of rejection of even genuine E2 and E3 pay scales due for them. It is the truth revealed by the DoT Note sheet. This may be treated as a common reply to all the emails :

Comrades, SNEA is pursuing this issue with top most priority. General Secretary cancelled all the tour programmes and stationed at New Delhi for the last few days and continuously pursuing it with DoT and BSNL management. No other Assn taken these developments seriously and pursuing with DoT/BSNL.

GS met Jt Sec(A)/DOT and discussed the issue in details on 30.11.16. Finally Jt Sec(A) agreed to conduct a meeting of DoT, BSNL and the Assn after one week, ie 3rd week of December to sort out the issues and find out a workable solution. It is a very positive development as we could stop the rejection of the E2, E3 pay scales once again.

Then GS met CMD/BSNL on the same day and further discussed the issue and demanded that E2, E3 pay scales should be settled immediately. CMD assured that BSNL will first get the E2, E3 pay scales approved before 3rd PRC and upgradation of remaining scales will be considered during 3rd PRC implementation. CMD given necessary direction to DIR(HR) also in this regard. We are pursuing with DIR(HR) also further.

SNEA already decided to launch agitation if BSNL management is not seriously taking up this issue with DoT and settling it immediately. We are just watching the developments for another few days.

Comrades, Be United, we can face any challenge. SNEA will not allow the demotion of the basic cadres to E1 and E2 scales. Strengthen the hands of SNEA by voting to Sl No 9. SNEA only can settle these HR issues like standard pay scales of E2 and E3, CPSU Cadre Hierarchy, 30% Superannuation benefits, 3rd PRC implementation etc and secure your future.


VOTE for SNo: 9 (SANCHAR NIGAM EXECUTIVES' ASSOCIATION)
Strengthen SNEA.... Strengthen BSNL....


03/12/2016

GS writes to CMD, BSNL regarding - CPSU Cadre Hierarchy to be fast tracked to end the stalemate in functional promotion in all the cadres and to give relief to all the Executives. For meeting the operational requirements, the DGM (T) posts to be increased to 2500 by matching savings. HR plan finalization should not become a stumbling block for the implementation of CPSU Hierarchy.
View Copy of the letter.


03/12/2016

Training in SRM module scheduled at RTTC Trivandrum from 6/11/16 to 8/11/16 will be held only for nominations recieved from Trivandrum and Circle Office and nominations recieved from other BAs are dropped due to the on going Membership Verification Process, the training for them will be arranged later.
View Orders from Administrations
We thank Administration for finally considering our request.


01/12/2016

GS writes to CMD, BSNL regarding serious discrimination and pay anomaly between Executives in Civil/Elect/Arch/PA/PS/TF and other cadres like JTOs, JAOs, SDEs etc - Request to bring total parity between different wings by extending E1A and E2A pay scales notionally with effect from 01.10.2000 to the Executives of Civil / Elect / Arch / PA / PS / TF wings.
View Letter given to CMD


01/12/2016

Clarification recieved from Administration regarding BSNL-ID card
during Membership Verification process :
Dear comrades, as per the discussions held by Administration with all Circle Secretaries of Executive Associations, it was decided that, BSNL-ID card with photo, name and HR no. will be accepted. Present office address is not a must.
In the absence of a BSNL-ID, those officers should get a temporary ID with photo, HR no, Name and address from controlling officers not below the rank of SDE.


VOTE for Serial Number: 9 (SANCHAR NIGAM EXECUTIVES' ASSOCIATION)
Strengthen SNEA.... Strengthen BSNL....


01/12/2016

Training Scheduled at RTTC Trivandrum during Membership Verification process:
This association has taken up the issue with Administration for the postponement of the trainings scheduled at RTTC-Trivandrum during the Membership Verification process.

GM(HR) has responded and informed our CS:
"S&M Module(E-tendering through ERP) training 6th 8th of December, Executives nominated/ being nominated may be permitted to withdraw their nomination for training programme in view of ensuing 1st membership verification election scheduled on 7th. However those from Trivandrum BA, Civil, Electrical and other BAs may attend the training. After the training by ALTTC faculty training will be conducted by RTTC Subsequently - GM(HR)"


01/12/2016

Meeting with Sri Anupam Shrivatava, CMD, BSNL on replacement of intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A by standard pay scales of E2, E3:

After meeting Jt Sec(A)/DoT on 30.11.2016, GS and AGS met CMD BSNL on the same issue and explained him about the developments in DoT where senior officers in DoT like Addl Secretary(T) recommended to refer the E1A and E2A scales to Union Cabinet or extend E1 and E2 pay scales for the fresh recruits (Same thing available in the note sheet uploaded earlier in our website which other Assns suppressed due to obvious reasons).

The BSNL proposal complicated the whole issue as DoT is not accepting the proposal to upgrade all the pay scales citing huge financial implication and pension liability. Due to this the legitimate demand of E2, E3 from 01.01.2007 also getting rejected by DoT.

Assn informed CMD that in that case Assn is going to launch agitation without any further notice as communicated on 28.11.16. Huge industrial unrest will happen and BSNL management will be squarely responsible. BSNL only can save the demand of E2 and E3 by delinking it from the upgradation of all other pay scales for the time being and get the E2, E3 approved before 3rd PRC. Remaining scales upgardation can be taken up during 3rd PRC implementation from 01.01.2017, after one month.

Finally CMD assured that BSNL will first get the E2, E3 scales approved before 3rd PRC and upgradation of remaining scales will be considered during 3rd PRC implementation. This is the best possible solution.

Meeting with Sri Amit Yadav, Jt Secretary(A) and Rajiv Shrivastava, Director(TPF), DoT on replacement of intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A by standard pay scales of E2, E3:

GS and AGS met JS(A) and had heated arguments on the proposed move of DoT to down grade the pay scales of JTO/JAO from E1A to E1 and E2A to E2 or to send E1A and E2A proposal to Union cabinet for approval. Addl Secretary(T) has recommended for this and DoT is planning to communicate it to BSNL. Director(TPF) informed that since nodal cell of DoT is not recommending the proposal, DoT(Fin) is having no more role to play. The proposal is already turned down by DoT earlier also.

JS(A) told that DoT is of the view that due to the huge financial implication on DoT in terms of future pension liability and for BSNL in terms of pay and perks, BSNL proposal cannot be approved. For each employee, financial implications for 35 to 37 years of service are to be calculated and then the pension liability on DoT for another 15 years. This has not done by BSNL. If BSNL is competent to decide the pay scales by its own, it can do so. BSNL proposes the upgradation not only for two pay scales but for all the pay scales. BSNL is making huge loses and according to DoT, BSNL cannot afford such revision of pay scales in long term.

Association countered the arguments of JS(A) one by one:

A) It is the Union Cabinet decision to implement standard pay scales as per of 2nd PRC recommendations. The cabinet decision has come as DPE order. Further DPE again communicated to DOT in 2014 that intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A cannot be approved and standard pay scales are to be implemented. So, the AS(T) proposal of sending E1A and E2A pay scales to Union Cabinet for approval devoid of merits. Even DPE will not give concurrence to such proposal.

B) The AS(T) suggestion that it can be treated as a pay anomaly and can be compensated by giving additional pay in E1 scale is not correct as the issue is of the revised pay scales of E1A and E2A after 2nd PRC. The revised standard pay scales are to be notified w.e.f 01.01.2007. It cannot be treated as a pay anomaly issue at all.

C) The BSNL proposal cannot be dealt by 3rd PRC as suggested by DoT earlier. 3rd PRC deals with pay revision from 01.01.2017. The present case is revision of pay scales from 01.01.2007 as per 2nd PRC.

D) DoT cannot take unilateral decisions on pay scales. The pay scales are to be approved by Administrative Ministry as per the recommendations of BSNL only, this is the Cabinet decision.

E) DoT should allow BSNL management to run the company and decide the pay scales etc. On this JS(A) told that on operations matters, DoT will not interfere but on pay scales, Govt approval is mandatory as it is having financial implications on Govt and on the health of the CPSU. BSNL and MTNL are the two unique CPSUs where Govt pension is extended.

F) Almost 80% of the Executives recruited by BSNL after 01.01.2007 are not having pension, they are BSNL directly recruited employees. Remaining 20% is having only few years of service left and the financial implications for them is minimum. On this JS(A) commented that these facts are not mentioned in BSNL proposal.

G) According to BSNL, total financial implications per year from 2015-16 will be about Rs 46 Cr only. It is not a big amount which BSNL cannot afford. In earlier years, it will be much less. BSNL is ready to make the payment.

H) Even after implementation of E2 scale, the basic pay will be much less than that of the pay fixed for the Executives joined earlier. Minimum of E2 scales is Rs 20600 and pay fixed on pay revision on E1A scale is Rs 22820.

I) The demand from the Assn is the replacement of the intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A by standard pay scales of E2 and E3. Part I of the BSNL proposal is the same. Upgradation of other pay scales is the proposal of BSNL. The justification and alternative to this 2nd part can be discussed with BSNL. Pay scales and five TB promotions are part of the terms and conditions of absorption. Any solution on the 2nd part without deviating from the basic principles of terms and conditions for absorption and EPP is acceptable for the Assn.

J) In the name of upgradation of other pay scales, the basic issue of revision of pay scales of E1A and E2A with standard pay scales of E2 and E3 cannot be rejected. The cadres cannot be down grades and the existing pay scales cannot be downgraded.

Finally after lot of arguments, JA(A) agreed to hold a combined meeting of the Assn, BSNL and DoT officers after one week to find out a workable solution.

Comrades, THE FIGHT IS STILL ON ---. Atleast we could save the proposal for the time being. We should mount lot of pressure on BSNL management and DoT in the coming days, atleast to get the upgradation of the pay scales of the basic cadres of JTO/JAO and SDE/AO to E2 and E3 and protect the cadres from demotion by down grading the pay scales to E1 and E2.

GET READY FOR A BIG SHOWDOWN WITH DOT SHORTLY.


30/11/2016

Now Suddenly Some Associations realised that Home SSA concept exists - may be due to MV Fever...!!!
Nowadays, some associations are busy with ensuring executives about their transfer cases, but earlier when their favourite CGM declared “There is no concept of home SSA for executives in BSNL. JTO’s are Circle cadre, SDE’s and above are All India cadre” (See letter from Administration), the same association kept mum on the letter and praised the then CGMT by holding press conferences and knocking the door of various courts for the continuation of the CGMT but today they suddenly realized about the home SSA concept when Membership Verification is going to take place.
We have not forgotten the Press conference done by AIBSNLEA & AIGETOA on 30/7/2014 against the genuine expectations of Executives which they lately realised now during Membership Verification.

SNEA fought and struggled relentlessly to ensure the legitimate expectations of the executives for transfer back to their home SSA by undergoing all types of vindictive action like dies-nons, second medical opinions, charge sheets, punishments, criminal cases, defamation cases etc. In this year alone 255 such transfer requests were approved which were denied by earlier Circle administration with the active support of the so called MOU partners.
Once again we assure all executives in Kerala Circle the transfer requests of all those who completed 2 years will be materialized without undue delay.


29/11/2016

GS writes to DIR HR regarding Pay parity of 2007 and 2008 batch JTOs at par with the 2005 batch JTOs joined after 01.01.2007 and the 2010 batch JAOs who got fixed at Rs 22820/-. Further requests to constitute a committee to examine the case as done in the case of JAO 2010 batch. This will address the grievances of the TTAs become JTOs as departmental outsider in 2007 and 2008 batches. They are facing similar pay loss and even those could not become JTOs and continued as TTAs and become JTOs in 2013 through LICE are drawing higher pay than those become JTOs in 2007 and 2008.
View Copy of the letter.


29/11/2016

GS writes to CMD, BSNL --- Immediate intervention to stop the demotion of the basic cadres of JTO/JAO and SDE/AO from E1A scale to E1 and E2A scale to E2 -- BSNL proposal in two parts creating problems in DoT which has to be cleared by BSNL management to save the proposal.
The DoT note sheet on the proposal clearly establishes the fact that the second part of the BSNL proposal to upgrade all the pay scales upto E7 is opposed by DoT, resulting into the rejection of even E2, E3 pay scales proposal in the first part. Any attempt to demote the cadres and denying the legitimate pay scales of E2, E3 will lead to industrial turmoil in the company. This may be treated as an advance trade union notice.
View Copy of the letter addressed to CMD.

CHQ President and AGS met CMD BSNL on 28.11.2016 and explained in detail about the status of E1A to E2 & E2A to E3 at DOT. We requested his immediate intervention as mentioned in our letter addressed by GS for resolving the issue on priority. CMD once again assured that it was his commitment to get the concurrence from DOT for the upgradation of Pay Scales from E1A to E2 & E2A to E3.


28/11/2016

Developments on standard pay scales of E2 and E3 replacing the intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A:
Addl Secretary (Telecom) has returned the file, back to Member(Fin) with some adverse comments even on replacement of E1A and E2A scales with E2 and E3.

The BSNL proposal in two parts is
1) replacement of E1A and E2A pay scales by E2 and E3 and
2) further upgardation of all the pay scales upto E7.

DoT Finance justifying the upgradation of E1A to E2 and E2A to E3 but the proposal for upgradation of all the pay scales from E3 to E4, E4 to E5, E5 to E6 and E6 to E7 is not supporting, citing huge financial implication on pension. This is becoming the stumbling block as we suspected. The nodal PSU section is not supporting the proposal at all. AST recommended replacing E1A with E1 scale and E2A with E2 scale for the new recruits.

Demand of SNEA on this issue is very clear from the note sheet itself (read page 1, 11 and 23 carefully. Page 23 reveals the actual stumbling block which was hiding while circulation in the WhatsApp).
It is a dangerous move and we have to respond organizationally, immediately once the membership verification is completed. We alerted CMD/BSNL about this developments and closely watching initiative from CMD.
Copy of the Note sheet received through RTI.

The CAT is out of Bag.......
The 24 page detail note sheets from DOT, clearly indicate the stand of associations, the inputs given by them for the resolutions and the real stumbling block for its implementation. Read carefully page-1, page-11 and page-23. A part of page-23 was purposely hidden by Shri Goutham, the actual recipient through RTI. As rightly pointed out by the recipients (Shri Gowtham) - once it is revealed before referendum, it will change the gameplan. The page-1 of the notesheept begins with the introduction of the subject quoting Sanchar Nigam Executives association. In its entire 24 page notesheet, AIBSNLEA could not find a mention on the subject. Page-11 clearly shows the valuable suggestions given by SNEA for accepting the demand of E2-E3 in place of intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A. Page-23 clearly reveal the stumbling block that the ambiguity is regard to upgradation of payscale from E3 to E6 is the main reason for returning the proposal of BSNL for revision of E1A to E2 and E2A to E3.


26/11/2016

Dharna at all CHQ/Circle/SSA HQ on 25-11-16
against formation of Subsidiary Tower Company was a massive success:

The dharna, called on by the unions and associations of BSNL, against the formation of Subsidiary Tower Company on 25/11/16, was a massive success. The Non-Executives and Executives of BSNL throughout the country have participated in large numbers in the dharna. All the leaders declared that the one day strike on 15.12.2016 will also be a total success.
All the attempts by Government to disinvest BSNL has been stopped by the united struggle by all the Associations and Unions. When Govt failed to disinvest BSNL, this is a tacit move to make BSNL into small Subsidiaries and then disinvest the Subsidiary. If we allow Tower Subsidiary formation today, Govt will march ahead with Subsidiaries for Land monetization, Subsidiary for OF network etc. Already Govt formed BBNL to weeken BSNL. It will be very easy for the Govt to disinvest such small Subsidiaries rather than disinvesting gigantic BSNL. Ultimately all revenue earning and potential segments will be out of BSNL.


26/11/2016

Membership Verification Campaigning at Ernakulam on 26/11/2016
Circle Leaders – CP Com George Varghese, CS Com Santhosh Kumar, CT Com Premkumar.G, ACS Com J.V.Ramana and CWC Member Com SureshKumar, Ernakulam leaders DS Com Joseph Lukose, DP Com Babu Dominic, DT Com Sabu, Assistant Secretaries Com Vimal and Com Jas Prakash, Branch Secretary Panampillynagar Com Manu Babu, City Branch Secretary Com Tijo and many other office bearers and activists of Ernakulam-SNEA actively participated in the campaigning for the upcoming membership verification. BSNL offices at BSNL Bhavan, Carrier station road, CTO, Panampilly nagar, CTSD and Boat Jetty were extensively covered.


Few more glimpses of Ernakulam MV Campaign: ENK_MV_261116


26/11/2016

Membership Verification Campaigning at Thrissur on 25/11/2016
Circle Leaders – CS Com Santhosh Kumar, CT Com Premkumar.G, ACS Com J.V.Ramana, CWC Members Com Sudheer & Com SureshKumar, DS-Thrissur Com Gokulan, DT-Thrissur Com Baijulal and many other office bearers and activists of Thrissur-SNEA actively participated in the campaigning for the upcoming membership verification.


Few more glimpses of Thrissur MV Campaign: TCR_MV_251116


26/11/2016

Membership Verification Campaigning at Palakkad on 24/11/2016
Circle Leaders – CS Com Santhosh Kumar, CT Com Premkumar.G, ACS Com K.V.Chandran, ACS Com J.V.Ramana, DS-Palakkad Com John Jacob, DP-Palakkad Com Krishnan Namboothari, DT-Palakkad Com Jawahar and many other office bearers and activists of Palakkad-SNEA actively participated in the campaigning for the upcoming membership verification. Palakkad, Kanjikkode and Chittur areas were extensively covered.

Few more glimpses of Palakkad MV Campaign:

PGT_MV_241116


26/11/2016

Membership Verification Campaigning at Malappuram on 23/11/2016
Circle Leaders – CP Com George Varghese, CS Com Santhosh Kumar, CT Com Premkumar.G, ACS Com J.V.Ramana, Area Secretary (North) Com Gafoor.MA, DS-Malappuram Com Siddique and many other office bearers and activists of Malappuram-SNEA actively participated in the campaigning for the upcoming membership verification. Tirur, Kottakkal, Malappuram, Manjeri and Perinthalmanna areas were extensively covered.

Few more glimpses of Malappuram MV Campaign:

MRX_MV_231116


26/11/2016

Membership Verification Campaigning at Calicut on 22/11/2016
Circle Leaders – CP Com George Varghese, CS Com Santhosh Kumar, CT Com Premkumar.G, ACS Com J.V.Ramana, Area Secretary (North) Com Gafoor, CWC Member Com Sudheer, DS-Trivandrum Com Dr.VG.Sabu, DS-Calicut Com Jasim.A.K, DP-Calicut Com Sasidharan.K.V and many other office bearers and activists of Calicut-SNEA actively participated in the campaigning for the upcoming membership verification. Retired SNEA activist Com Sivadasan was felicitated at Mananchira BSNL office.


Few more glimpses of Calicut MV Campaign: CLT_MV_221116


24/11/2016

Membership Verification Campaigning at Kannur on 21/11/2016
Circle Leaders – CP Com George Varghese, CS Com Santhosh Kumar, CT Com Premkumar.G & ACS Com J.V.Ramana, DS-Trivandrum Com Dr.VG.Sabu, DS-Kannur Com Jithesh, DP-Kannur Com Rajesh Manchan and many other office bearers and activists of Kannur-SNEA actively participated in the campaigning for the upcoming membership verification. We thank our Veteran leader Com Janardhanan who also joined and actively participated in the campaigning. Circle Leaders also felicitated Com Balachandran at Thalassery who is retiring this month.
Few more glimpses of Kannur MV - Slideshow
KNR_MV_211116


23/11/2016

One Day Dharna on 25th Nov 2016
against the Govt move for separate Tower Subsidiary formation:

All District Secretaries are requested to make extensive preparations incoordination with all the unions and associations for the one day dharna on 25/11/2016.
All Union / Association meeting held at New Delhi on 16-11-2016, unanimously decided to conduct Dharna on 25-11-16 and one day strike on 15.12.2016, against the proposed move for formation of Subsidiary Tower Company. This is another move for disinvestment by making BSNL into small pieces. In the past, the united BSNL trade union movement has foiled all attempts of the government to disinvest BSNL. Once again we will prove that we will not allow BSNL to be destroyed.


22/11/2016

Irregularities in JAO Posting:
The association has strongly protested the posting against not accommodating the first rank holder (in LICE as well as in JAO training) in Thrissur BA and posted him to Kannur and another person was posted to Thrissur BA without any norms. The matter was discussed with PGM(F) and it was told that the criteria applied was the age. We are surprised to hear that age of 42 years deserve a consideration in posting while officers of even 56 years are posted to Kannur BA from Ernakulam.
We strongly demanded to review the case and post the first rank holder at Thrissur. PGM(F) expressed his difficulty to review this case alone which may lead to demand for change in many other places also. SNEA cannot accept this aberration and demanded PGM(F) to set right this injustice. We will continue our effort to rectify this anomaly at the earliest available opportunity.
Dear comrades, have confidence in our strength, we have surpassed many difficult situations and we are confident we will be able to rectify this kind of injustice to our members.


21/11/2016

Congratulations..!! As promised to this association, Kerala Circle issued Posting orders today for 63 JAO's under 40% quota who completed their JAO Phase-I training at RTTC Trivandrum on 18/11/2016. We once again welcome these officials to the executive fraternity. View Posting orders
As reported earlier JAO's except from Ernakulam and Trissur were posted in the same SSA or as per their request. As far as posting of JAO's of ENK and TCR, the association is ascertaining the criteria adopted in posting and will be taken up with administration for aberrations.


19/11/2016

Massive campaigning at Trivandrum on 18/11/16 for the upcoming MV
Circle President Com.George Varghese, Circle Secretary Com.Santhoshkumar, Circle Vice President Com Asha, ACS Com Ramana, Area Secretary South Com Harikrishnan, Circle Organising Secretary Com Vinu, DS-Tvm Com Dr.V.G.Sabu, DP-Tvm Com Louis.M.P, DT-Tvm Com Jayakumar, DS-CO Com Suneer, DP-CO Com Vidya, CEC Members Com Anoop.TC & Com Kumarji, Asst Secretary Com Manilal, RTTC Branch Secretary Com Maheshwaran Nair, Manacaud Branch Secretary Com Shiyas and many other office bearers actively participated in the Membership Verification campaigning at Trivandrum District. PGM office at Uppalam Road, CTO Building at Statue Jn, Kaithamukku exchange, RTTC and Mobile Services offices at Kaimanam were extensively covered.
Slideshow of Photos
TVM_MV_181116


19/11/2016

MV campaigning by Circle Leaders at Kollam BA on 16/11/2016
Circle Secretary Com.Santhoshkumar, Circle Treasurer Com Premkumar.G, ACS Com Ramana, DS Com Asharaf, DP Com Sujith Kumar, DT Com Jayson, CEC Member Com Salim Kumar, and other office bearers actively participated in the Membership Verification campaigning at Kollam District on 16/11/2016. GM office at vellayittambalam, BSNL offices at Chinnakada, Kundara and kottarakkara were extensively covered. Kottarakkara Booth convention was inaugurated by CS and executives belonging to the booth actively participated in the convention. The campaigning at Kollam marked the end of second round MV campainging by SNEA Circle Leaders in Kerala. The third round would begin from 21/11/2016.
Slideshow of Photos
QLN_MV_161116


19/11/2016

Third Round Schedule - Membership Verification campaign by SNEA Circle Office Bearers:
 1  21/11/16  Kannur
 2  22/11/16  Kozhikode
 3  23/11/16  Malappuram
 4  24/11/16  Palghat
 5  25/11/16  Trichur
 6  26/11/16  Ernakulam
 7  28/11/16  Alleppey
 8  29/11/16  Pathanamthitta
 9  30/11/16  Kottayam
 10  1/12/16  Kollam
 11  2/12/16  Trivandrum


19/11/2016

Provisional appointment of JAO’s under 40% LICE Quota consequent on completion of Phase-I training which commenced on 24/10/16:
Due to the timely intervention and continuous persuasion of our CHQ Leaders with BSNL Management, Corporate Office has finally superseded their letter dtd 16/11/2016 and issued provisional appointment orders yesterday late night on 18/11/2016 and accordingly the circles were instructed to issue posting orders after obtaining individual undertaking from these candidates as per letter from Recruitment branch dtd 18/11/2016.

Accordingly, today Kerala Circle has issued instructions to all Business units to collect the undertakings from the candidates (who were relieved from RTTC yesterday evening on 18/11/2016 to their parent business units).
See letter from Circle Office dtd 19/11/2016...(undertaking format is in 2nd page)

The undertaking from JAO candidates are to be sent to caoadmn7459@gmail.com

Our office bearers and activists are requested to meet these candidates in person in their respective BAs today itself, without fail, coordinate with them for arranging undertaking and to forward them to circle office. Kindly ensure that VC of all these JAO candidates has been sent to Circle Administration.
Dear District Secretaries, All out efforts to be made to convince them about the complete ignorance of the accounts friendly Association and their utter failure about JAO posting stalemate episode. Their Kerala leadership was attacking sister association while their CHQ was attacking sister unions for the stalemate. The reality, as we all know, the persistent group was in complete darkness. Their letters to corporate office(click here) and their website updations(click here) are self explanatory. Expose them among JAOs in particular and executives in general. Make them join enmass in SNEA. Make all-out preparations.


18/11/2016

Congratulations! As intimated earlier, BSNL SEA section released the Provisional Appointment order of Junior Accounts Officer (under 40% LICE quota) on probation along with Circle allotment consequent on completion of 4 weeks of Phase-I induction training completed on 18-11-2016 at various Training centres.
We thank our CHQ Leaders for their timely action at Corporate office.
View Order copy and terms and conditions of the appointment.
View Circle / Unit of posting.


Congratulations! On our continuous persuasion and repeated requests with the BSNL Management, the competent authority approved for issuing Promotion order to the successful candidates of JAO LICE (40% Quota) held on 17-07-2016 and successfully completing Phase I induction training at various training centres throughout India. We sincerely thank Dir (HR), GM (FP), GM (SR), GM (Rect), GM (Pers), DGM (Rect), DGM (SEA), DGM (SR) and all the executives of the Rectt and SEA section for their positive approach in resolving the issue to the satisfaction of 808 JAOs who have completed their Phase I Induction training. Efforts are being made to issue the posting Orders to the respective Circles by the BSNL Corporate office today itself.
View Copy of the revised Instructions of Corporate Office.


CHQ President and AGS met GM(Recruitment), GM(Pers), GM(SR) on the issue of instructions from Corporate Office to CGMs not to give posting orders to the JAO trainees after the completion of training on 18.11.2016. We were informed that this was done because there were some discrepancies in Questions and those have to be evaluated by a committee. We vehemently opposed the move of the department for not promoting these officers to the rank of JAO as they have successfully completed the required training throughout India. In this direction a letter was also written to Director(HR).
We have come to know that on our pleadings a note has been prepared by the SEA section and is sent to the recruitment cell for giving promotion to JAOs. Orders are expected very shortly.


GS writes to Director HR regarding posting of JAOs on completion of the training on 18-11-16, to review the decision urgently and render justice to all the successful candidates by issuing posting order to all of them ...
View Copy of the letter.


17/11/2016

ഇരു വള്ളത്തില്‍ കാലു വെയ്ക്കുന്നവര്‍. എന്തു നടന്നാലും അത് ഞമ്മളാ എന്ന പാട്ട് പാടുന്നവര്‍, ഗീര്‍വാണങ്ങളുമായി വീണ്ടും...
So called consistent and Persistent Efforts..!!!

What was their Consistent and Persistent stand ???
(വീരവാദങ്ങള്‍/ഗീര്‍വാണങ്ങള്‍)

1.Offg JTOs are eligible for regularization as per existing JTO RR2001
2.They are eligible for seniority prior to 2000.
3.Vigilance must conduct enquiry and take action against officers in Corporate Office responsible for not regularizing offg JTOs by sabotaging JTORR.
4.Offg JTOs are to be regularized by creating supernumerary posts.
5.Offg JTOs should not be send for training again.


Now they are claiming amendments to JTO-RR, sending them for training as achievement....
see Report dtd 12/11/16 from recent AIBSNLEA CHQ meeting held at Jaipur from 10/11/16 to 11/11/16



After 7 years of consistent and persistent legal research they realized that amendment to JTORR 2001 was the only way out for the regularization of Offg JTOs which was proposed by SNEA since 2007. Sweet Lies never withstand, but Bitter truths. Practical Solutions are coming only from Matured and experienced Leaderships who really want solutions to issues rather than not to fish from the troubled water.
Affected people may not like the bitter truth at once, but it was the truth which survived and what SNEA told in 2007 has finally came out as practical and logical solution – Amendment of JTO RR for regularizing JTO Offg.

After the court order against regularization of offg JTOs by post diversion it was known to every one having common sense that the only valid way out is the Amendment of the JTO RR2001 .

But, then why AIBSNLEA mislead these officers for years ???
AIBSNLEA was not having any intake and senior members were retiring and new executives are joining SNEA or AIGETOA. The only left out was this group who were facing deep crisis in their career and tried to fish from the troubled waters by disguising as savior of JTO Officiating by giving false promises.

Unwavering stand of SNEA : Then and Now, SNEA has only one stand and we never changed, because we know what are the practical and legal solutions for the cases. We never offered a regularization as per JTO RR 2001 to those JTOs since there were no clause in that RR, Hence any regularization as per RR 2001 might be questioned legally and might affect the process stand still and hence we suggested and tried to get amendment in JTO RR. We never offered any prior seniority since it was not legally viable and may affect the entire career progression of these officers. We are not a Website Association, from the experience and common sense we are giving practical solutions to accommodate all category officers in a single platform.
Even one month of seniority is very crucial in BSNL now, then just imagine the officers who lost almost 7 years in their career simply misled by an Association who self proclaimed as consistent and persistent. Affected Officers lost their 7 years of services as JTO, Pay, Increments and Time Bound Promotions.... Only because of deliberate manipulations.

Any Follow-up on those assurances by AIBSNLEA ???
They finally thanked and congratulated the very same officers for the promulgation of JTORR against whom they demanded vigilance enquiry for not regularizing offg JTOs under existing RR.
(ഓ ഇവയൊന്നും നടത്താന്‍ പറയുന്നതല്ലല്ലോ, കേള്‍ക്കുന്നവര്‍ക്ക് ഇമ്പമുള്ളതാകണം, കള്ളത്തരങ്ങള്‍ പറയുന്നതും ,ചെയ്യുന്നതും, ചെയ്യുന്നവര്‍ക്ക് കൂട്ട് നില്‍ക്കുന്നതും പുതിയ കാര്യങ്ങള്‍ അല്ലല്ലോ?)

But now they have another MOU partner, forgetting votes and they have forgotten old slogans on right to become JTO under old JTO-RR and seniority prior to 2000.
They are silent on the argument of the new MOU partner that "JTOs regularized by creating 3500 supernumerary post are not eligible to be included in the JTO eligibility list for SDE promotion".

It is quite natural that when one is on new honeymoon mood......
they don’t like to remember the story of old partner.

Anyway it is clear that so called Consistent and Persistent Association is not consistent in their Offers to JTOs officiated for a long time after getting the new young partner as affiliate. Separate secret meetings in different places are held by these consistent and persistent Association for JTOs who already officiated and then with new partner. In one side they are offering seniority of Officiating period of JTOs (even after 7 years of cheating and misleading, they are again coming out with old wines in new bottles), and in the other side they are supporting the cases by their young partner to sabotage the entire career of JTOs qualified through screening test and promoted for one time as JTOs in Supernumerary posts.


17/11/2016

Appointment of JAO trainees on completion of training:
The Corporate Office has issued instructions to CGMs not to give posting orders to the JAO trainees after the completion of training on 18.11.2016. As per the direction of DIR(HR), GS, AGS and Jt Sec met GM(SR) and explained the issue in detail. DIR(HR) has to attend some meeting outside BSNLCO. Since the final results are published after considering all the discrepancies and training is already completed, Association demanded that posting orders are to be issued immediately without delay. Further there are sufficient vacancies in almost all the Circles to accommodate more JAOs in case more candidates are passing the LICE. So there is no need to keep the appointment pending, Association explained. We are interacting with GM(Rect) and GM(FP) also on this issue to find an immediate solution.


16/11/2016

Congratulations..!! Due to our continuous pursuing at Circle Office and at NATFM-Hyderabad, Phase-II training (4 weeks) of 2015 batch DR-JAO's is rescheduled from NATFM-Hyd to RTTC-Trivandrum and will start from 28-11-2016. We thank PGM(F) and his team for responding positively and considering our requests/suggestions. We also thank our CHQ leaders for their continuous pursuing at NATFM.
View NATFM orders
The orders for the Phase-II training for the last batch of 2013 LICE JAOs is also expected to release shortly. We are constantly pursuing the case with NATFM and also with Circle Office.


16/11/2016

Sad News:
Sri Vinodkumar, SDE Thiruvankulam (Ernakulam SSA) expired at Amritha Hospital at 11 AM today. Body will be brought at BSNL Bhavan, Ernakulam by 2PM for paying last respects. Body will be at residence Tripunithura Puthiyakav. Cremation will be on 17-11-2016 at 10AM. SNEA Kerala Circle conveys its deepest condolences to the bereaved members of his family for this greatest loss.


15/11/2016

CS writes to PGM(Finance) regarding scheduling JAO Phase-II training at RTTC-Trivandrum for the last batch of 2013 LICE JAOs and few other left over cases.:
View CS Letter
We express our sincere thanks for the positive steps taken by Circle Administration for clearing all the hurdles in imparting Phase-II training to the last batch of 2013 LICE JAOs. It is understood that circle office has addressed NATFM for imparting the Phase-II training to these JAOs. In the meantime NATFM-Hyderabad has now published Phase –II training schedule for 2015 batch Direct Recruit JAOs starting from 28/11/2016 for five JAOs of Kerala Circle. In this connection it was informed that one of the above JAO is handicapped lady officer and another officer has requested for training at Trivandrum due to her domestic compulsion.
Considering the above, if Phase-II JAO training is arranged at RTTC-Trivandrum, we will be able to curtail the expenditure on Travelling Allowances as well as inconvenience for the trainees.
It is understood that NATFM may consider allotting batches at RTTC-Trivandrum if such proposals are made from Kerala Circle. So we requested PGM(F) to take up this matter with NATFM requesting to allot batches (Direct Recruits – 5 nos and Promotion Quota – 32 nos) at RTTC Trivandrum. Ongoing JAO Phase-1 training will be over by 19/11/2016 and hence RTTC Trivandrum will be able to conduct these batches. Moreover since the Membership Verification is scheduled on 7/12/2016, the deputation of the officers to outside the Circle will create administrative difficulties in Membership Verification.


15/11/2016

CS writes to PGM(Finance) regarding posting of LICE JAO's:
View CS Letter
The ongoing JAO training will be completed on 19-11-2016 and it is learnt that sufficient vacancies are available at most of the SSA’s to accommodate the JAO’s who are completing their training on 19-11-2016 except Ernakulam and Trichur SSA’s.
It is understood that vacancies for filling up is decided based on the working strength with respect to sanctioned strength based on old norms. In fact the old norms does not account the present day working of Accounts’ wing like marketing, CSCs, OSP, CRC, TR collections etc. In this context we requested administration to consider the revenue earnings of SSAs like Ernakulam also while filling up the posts. Considering the revenue earning capacity of both SSA’s EKM and TCR , the vacancies at both SSA’s can be increased thereby we can minimize the inconvenience to the officials as most of them are having children of very low age. We are hopeful that our suggestion will be considered so as to boost the morale of the Officers who are entering in to the executive community.


11/11/2016

GS writes to CMD for replacing GSLI Scheme with Term Insurance for BSNL recruited Employees:
View Letter by GS to CMD-BSNL
At present GSLI scheme is in operation in BSNL for all Employees i.e. (1) Recruited by DoT and Absorbed in BSNL and (2) Employees recruited directly by BSNL. For Employees of category (1), family pension is paid by Government in case of any unfortunate incident happens. While for employees at category (2), their family gets EPF, gratuity and other benefits which all combined together is very small amount for survival of the family members for rest of the life.

Now Super Annuation Benefit @ 3% is approved by DoT and we understand that BSNL will finalize the modalities quickly. But there is a shortcoming i.e. eligibility of pension / family pension is after 15 years only, so in case of any unfortunate incident within 15 years of becoming member of the Pension fund, his / her family will not be eligible for any family pension and will be in pitiable condition. In this regard, to give a good family support, our suggestion is as below.

Present GSLI scheme give insurance benefit of Rs. 3 lakhs to JAO / JTO / JE with Rs.315/- per month as premium. Small amount is going to contribution which is paid at the time of retirement which is very meager. If a Term insurance of LIC for Rs. 25 lakhs is taken, annual premium will be about Rs.6,000/- (Considering average age as 35 yrs. for BSNL recruited Employees). If BSNL purchases the Term plan for say all Category (2) Employees, minimum 25-30% Discount will be given and the amount of premium will be near to the monthly deduction taking place for GSLIS.

SNEA requested CMD to bestow his personal attention and instruct the concerned officers to finalize the scheme replacing GSLIS for the BSNL directly recruited employees which is need of the hour as far as social security of Employees recruited by BSNL is concerned.


11/11/2016

BSNL Kerala agreed to accept currency notes Rs500/- and Rs1000/- for the CSC transactions: SNEA Kerala took the issue of liquidity crunch with CGM and PGM(F) and suggested to accept 500/1000 notes in all Counters till this month end. We should capitalise this opportunity as we can collect all oustanding dues within this month. Assam CGM implemented this. We requested to consider the suggestion and a quick decision is to be made in this regard.
PGM(Finance) responded positively to the suggestion and informed that he has instructed all IFAs to further instruct the CSCs to accept old ceased 500/1000 notes.... ONLY for today, No deposit will be accepted.


11/11/2016

Welcome meeting of JTO/JAO Trainees at RTTC, Trivandrum on 9/11/2016 :

SNEA arranged a welcome gathering for the JTO/JAO induction trainees whose Phase-I training commenced recently at RTTC Trivandrum and greeted them on their selection and heartily welcomed all to the executive community. Branch Secretary Com. Maheshwaran Nair introduced all Circle & District Office bearers present during the occasion to the trainees and offered unconditional support from SNEA to all in making positive contributions to our beloved company BSNL.
Leaders reminded the gathering that SNEA has always been the binding and driving force of Executive-Non Executive unity and joint struggle in all policy based issues either of the government or of the Company and reiterated our commitment to safeguard the best interests of all employees of BSNL in general and Executives in particular. SNEA is fully committed to the growth of the company and the career progression of the Executives. Leaders also mentioned about the achievements of Executives in the past in all those fronts due to sustained struggle by SNEA and its role in ensuring the best packages of Pay, Pension & Promotion especially with regard to our ongoing struggle for the implementation of 3rd PRC, Standard pay scales, Superannuation benefits and Time bound functional promotions.

CP,CS,CT,ACS,VP-1&2, AS(South), DS CO, [DS, DP, CEC members – TVM], Mobile-RTTC Branch leaders, Manacaud Branch leaders and comrades from Mobile Services & RTTC TVM were present during the function. Circle President Com George Varghese, Circle Secretary Com Santhosh Kumar and Circle Treasurer Com Premkumar enlightened the gathering with the history of SNEA, its achievements, current pending HR issues , and the Vision of SNEA followed by deliberations and discussions. Circle Leaders replied to all the queries of the trainees. Meeting ended at 7.30PM with Vote of Thanks by District Secretary Trivandrum Com Dr.VG.Sabu.
Glimpses of the meeting
RTTC_091116


11/11/2016

Membership Verification campaign at Circle Office on 9/11/2016:

Circle Leaders and office bearers of Trivandrum and Circle Office actively participated in the membership verification campaigning at Circle Office, Trivandrum on 9/11/2016. Almost all Officers of Circle Office were personally approached and were requested to strengthen SNEA thereby strengthning BSNL. Circle President Com George Varghese, Circle Secretary Com Santhosh Kumar, Circle Treasurer Com Premkumar, ACS Com JV.Ramana, Area Secretary South Com Harikrishnan, DS-TVM Com Dr.VG.Sabu, DP-TVM Com Louis.MP, DS-CO Com Suneer.S, DP-CO Com Vidya.A, DT-CO Com Robert, CEC-TVM members Com Anoop.TC & Com Kumarji, Comrades from Accounts wing: Com Satheendran Nair & Com Sreekumar and other office bearers and members of Trivandrum and Circle Office actively participated in the MV campaign.
Glimpses of the campaign
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10/11/2016

Meeting with PGM(Finance) on 9/11/2016:
Circle President Com George Varghese, Circle Secretary Com Santhosh Kumar, Assistant Circle Secretary Com J.V.Ramana, District Secretary Circle Office Com Suneer.S met PGM(Finance) on 9/11/2016 and discussed the following issues:
1. Withdrawal of legal tender Rs500/- and Rs1000/- currency notes and its effect on our CSC: Association suggested for taking necessary precautions so that our services are not withdrawn due to nonpayment, till the present crisis of currency due to demonetization ends. The pay by date are to be shifted accordingly if necessary. PGM(F) informed that there is no pay by date in this week and we will monitor the situation as and when arises.
2. JAO Postings: We have discussed the JAO postings and expressed our views. According to the present vacancy position reported, officials from all SSAs except Ernakulam and Thrissur will be able to accommodate in the same SSA. We requested to review the vacancy positions of Ernakulam and Thrissur SSA as officials from these places are under training. PGM informed that the vacancies are taken into account from the percentage of working wrt sanctioned strength. We have pointed out that the old sanctioned norms does not reflect the present working strength as role of Accounts officers in marketing, CSC, CRC, TR collections, OSP etc has evolved in the present competitive scenario. Similarly the revenue contribution of the SSA’s also to be taken into account while considering the filling of posts. We have presented the revenue collection of Ernakulam SSA of 500 Cr (out of total 2650 Cr from all SSAs) which justifies 20% of JAOs of the total strength which comes to 65 whereas the sanctioned strength as per old norms is only 49 and present working strength is only 42.
We have also pointed out that most of these officials are Junior Engineers, and the work of JAO will be new to them and they will be able to give better output by posting them in their home SSA’s particularly considering the fact that most of their children are at very low age and it will be very difficult for them to leave their family at this juncture. We requested PGM to consider all these aspects while finalizing the postings. PGM agreed to look into the points brought out by the Association also while finalizing the postings.

Meeting with DGM(HR) on 9/11/2016:
1. Relieving of Officers (DE cadre to their Home Circle) and status of DE(LA): We met DGM(HR) and enquired about the status of DE(LA) cases as in some places relieving of transferred DE’s is delayed for the want of substitute. We are informed that there are options already available from SSAs - Thrissur, Ernakulam, Trivandrum, Malappuram. The case is approved by CGM and the orders will be issued once VC is received from the respective SSAs. We request our District Secretaries to pursue this matter at SSA level for the early vigilance clearance.
2. EPP-Time Bound Promotion: we are informed that the updation of data in revised proforma is in final stage and will be completed shortly.


07/11/2016

JAO Phase-II training: : Circle Office has sent a letter to NATFM requesting for scheduling the pending Phase-II JAO training of last batch 2013 LICE JAOs. We were discussing this issue repeatedly and continuously pursuing with PGM(F) and GM(HR&Admin) at Circle Office. We thank Circle Administration, PGM(F), GM(HR) and our CHQ Leaders for the resolution of the issue. We thank our AGS Com Padmanabharao for his prompt intervention and continuous persuasion at Corporate Office as well as NATFM-Hyderabad.


07/11/2016

Meeting with Chief Engineer(Electrical) on 31/10/2016
Circle President Com George Varghese, Circle Secretary Com Santhosh Kumar, Circle Organising Secretary Com Vinukumar, Manacaud Branch Secretary Com Shiyas.A met CE(Electrical) Shri Govindraddi on 31/10/2016 at Manacaud, Trivandrum and discussed the following:
1. Looking After arrangement in SDE(E) Cadre: Association requested to call for option for SDE(LA) against all vacancies taking into account the recent promotion orders of SDE to EE. View CS Letter dtd 15/10/16
2. Promotion & Posting in the cadre of EE: We have also requested to consider the request of few officers recently promoted as EE and posted outside the Circle (delaying the relieving of Officers) as some changes in the postings are anticipated. CE(Electrical) agreed to review the vacancy position once the present promotion status is made clear. Regarding delay in relieving, it was told that CE can hold up to the matter only upto 40 days.
3. Cancellation of transfer order of Sri Akhilesh Chandran JTO Electrical Kannur : The matter was discussed in detail with the CE(Electrical) and requested him to review as the matter was agreed by then CGMT Shri L.Anantharam. We are told that as CE was not a party to the order, he is ready to review the matter if instructed from Circle Office.View CS letter dtd 14/10/16

Later our Circle Leaders and other office bearers of Manacaud Branch campaigned for the membership verification at Manacaud BSNL building complex housing Headquarters of Electrical wing & Civil wing, Transmission wing, Technical wing and others.
Manacaud_MV_311016


07/11/2016

GS writes to CMD: Suggestions for Social Security Schemes for the families of BSNL Employees who dies untimely – Entirely to be funded by BSNL Employee on pay roll. View Letter

At present we have a work force of approximately 2.2 lakhs. All the BSNL absorbed employees have completed more than 10 years of service and hence all of them become eligible for Govt pension as per CCS pension Rules 1972. However in the case of BSNL directly recruited employees, as per DPE guidelines, even after implementation of superannuation benefits, they will be eligible for pension only after 15 years of service.

In order to secure the future of the family members in case of any untoward incident to the employees, the following suggestions are made:

I. A voluntary contribution scheme of Rs.15/- for Non Executives and Rs 25/- for Executives (It can be finalized in consultation with all Unions and Associations) for the death of BSNL employee should be circulated among the employees. If say out of 2.2 lakh employees, 2 lakh employees opt for the scheme, family members of the employees will get minimum of Rs. 30 Lakhs. This will be in addition to other eligible benefits to the family members. One time consent of the employees along with the nominee details can be taken who want to opt for the scheme.
This has been recently implemented very successfully in MP Circle in the case of untimely demise of the employees.

II. Another option is to form a Corpus Fund by BSNL, looking to last few years data. Based on the report submitted by field units about death that occurred if any in the Circle, BSNL should release the fund to nominees immediately. Salary unit can deduct Rs. 5/- from the salary of Non Executives and Rs. 10/- from the Executives each month who opted for the scheme and credit it to the Corpus fund. This will ensure that Corpus Fund is maintained at same level on 1st of every month. If any employee who wants to opt out / opt in of the scheme same can be allowed once in a year say, 1st April.


Considering large number of untimely deaths happening in BSNL, management should act very fast to extend support to the families of such BSNL employees, entirely funded by the BSNL employees. It can be discussed with all the Unions and Associations immediately before taking a final decision.


07/11/2016

Excel file : results of Group-C to JTO LICE 2014-15 held on 24/9/2016. 181 officials qualified from Kerala Circle. SNEA congratulate all the successful candidates and welcome them to the executive fraternity.
download full list in excel | | download qualified Kerala list in excel


05/11/2016

Mega-GB at YMCA Hall, Ernakulam on 02/11/2016

A Mega General body meeting of Ernakulam was held at YMCA Hall, Ernakulam on 02/11/2016. The hall was jampacked with more than 300 enthusiastic participants. The meeting was chaired by Circle President Com George Varghese, District Secretary-Ernakulam Com Joseph Lukose delivered welcome speech. CHQ Chairman and the "Roaring Lion of SNEA" Com GL Jogi, General Secretary Com K.Sebastin, CHQ Treasurer Com R.Rajan, Circle Secretary Com T.Santhosh Kumar, Circle Treasurer Com G.Premkumar and Veteran Leader Com Issac addressed the gathering. Almost all Circle Office bearers, District Secretaries and other CEC members of SNEA Kerala Circle attended the meeting. District President- Ernakulam Com Babu Dominic delivered Vote of Thanks.
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03/11/2016

Group-C to JTO LICE results published by BSNLCO. In total 1912 candidates successfully qualified. Also the results of JAO LICE declared. 28 candidates were successful. SNEA congratulate all the successful candidates and welcome them to the executive fraternity. We extend our sincere thanks to the GM Recruitment, Jt GM Rect, AGM Rect and all the staff of the recruitment for their untiring efforts to release the lists.
Click here to view the JTO(T) Result | | Click here to view the JAO Result


03/11/2016

GB at YMCA Hall, Trivandrum on 01/11/2016
Special General body meeting of Trivandrum District was held at YMCA Hall, Trivandrum on 01/11/2016. The meeting was chaired by District President-Trivandrum Com M.P.Louis and District Secretary-Trivandrum Com VG.Sabu delivered welcome speech. CHQ Chairman Com GL Jogi, General Secretary Com K.Sebastin, CHQ Treasurer Com R.Rajan, Circle President Com George Varghese, Circle Secretary Com T.Santhosh Kumar, Circle Treasurer Com G.Premkumar addressed the gathering. Circle Office bearers – Circle Vice Presidents Com Asha & Com Narendrakumar, ACS Com JV.Ramana, Circle Organising Secretary Com Vinukumar, Veteran Leaders - Com NA.Abraham and Com VR.Gopinathan, Comrades from Kollam SSA led by District Secretary Com Asharaf also attended the meeting.

The meeting was highly successful with participation of around 200 executives. Executives of other associations also participated. Addressing by leaders was followed by discussions and deliberations. CHQ Leaders responded to all queries raised by the participants. The issues raised were related to ABLE Association, Seniority List 6&7, 30% SAB, Social Security of BSNL DRs , JTO to SDE - LDCE Promotions & SDE to DE Promotions etc etc…..

Former District President of AIBSNLEA Com. Satheendran Nair, Accounts Officer, Circle Office joined our association and also attended the convention. He had relinquished his office bearer post just few months back as a protest against the wrong policies of AIBSNLEA. CHQ leaders and SNEA Kerala welcomed Com. Satheendran Nair to our mighty association with a standing ovation.

GS in his address highlighted the importance of verification. Today 11 Associations are in the process and Management is forced to listen to all of them to have level playing field. Associations with sectional demands are the real problem where Management is very cleverly utilizing them against the interest of the vast majority and the cadre interest. This multiplicity will be over after completion of verification. The majority of the representative Association decides the bargaining power. So, irrespective of the membership, all Executives should elect a single Association as the representative Association to negotiate with the Management with big margin. For early settlement of issues, a strong Executive Association with huge margin is required, otherwise again divide and rule policy will continue for another 3 years. Immediately after verification, important issues are to be settled like standard pay scales for JTO/JAO and SDE/AO equivalent cadres by protecting them from demotion to E1 and E2 scales, enhancement of contribution towards superannuation fund, CPSU Hierarchy upto AGM/CAO/EE to replace the post based promotion linked with seniority, first TBP, 3rd PRC, E1A/E2A scales notionally from 01.10.2000 for Civil/Elect/Arch/PA/PS etc and other important issues. The pay loss of 2007 and 2008 batches is to be pursued after E2, E3, --- pay scales. Meanwhile E1+5 increments is pursued for the JTO/JAOs recruited after 2010 as a temporary measure till E2, E3 scales are implemented.
The 3rd PRC is constituted by our agitation under NCOA and we have to consolidate the revenue and growth during this year to improve the balance sheet. In the presentation to 3rd PRC, we pleaded to delink wage revision and superannuation benefits from profitability. SWAS programme is to be further focused for accelerating the growth. Management is taking lot of initiatives and we have to fully support them. SNEA was in the forefront of all the struggles to protect the interest of BSNL and joined hands with all the Unions and Associations in BSNL. We will continue to do that as our future is directly linked with the future of BSNL.
“The Roaring Lion of SNEA” Com GL Jogi congratulated comrades of Kerala Circle for the valiant and sustained struggle against corruption. He rated the struggle to be the best he has witnessed yet. Com Jogi briefed the history of SNEA, the journey from TESA to JETA to JTOA to TEOA and finally to SNEA, the various struggles for the upliftment of the cadres. BSNL was formed on 01.10.2000 and TEOA was the only Association that fought for pension and terminal benefits for the BSNL absorbed as well as directly recruited employees along with Group C Unions and Rule 37A was introduced. Today all absorbed executives are retiring peacefully with assured government pension only because of the timely trade union action launched by the non-executives federations and TEOA in the year 2000 against corporatization while all others were lured by the unrealistic prospects of corporatization. TEOA was the only Association that fought tooth and nail for absorption on declared terms and conditions (like pay scales, promotion policy and fitment formula), legally and organizationally, when BSNL Management tried their best to coerce employees to get absorbed in BSNL just for an ad-hoc payment of Rs 2000/-. It was only because of this historical struggle that BSNL Management was compelled to reveal terms and conditions of absorption like pay scales, fitment criterion and promotion policy to all executives thus paving the way for absorption in BSNL with dignity and legitimacy, not as bonded labourers. Through sustained struggle, the terms and conditions for absorption such as (a) E1A, E2A, E3, E4, E5 and E6 pay scales for the Executives (BSNL offered E1,E2, E3 ---, E6), (b) five time bound promotions between 4 to 6 years of service (earlier in DoT, only two TBPs) and (c) point to point fixation, were finalised in 2002-03 and simultaneously ensured that the pay scales and promotion policies are equally applicable for the BSNL recruits also. The hike in basic pay was between Rs 3500/ to Rs 5000/ where as the adhoc payment offered by BSNL was only Rs 2000/. Due to our sustained struggles, Terms and conditions for absorption of Executives in BSNL were finalized prior to that of the Non Executives.
The Association fought tooth and nail against unbundling of copper cable and stopping of ADC charges without proper compensation. The Association was always in the forefront to protect the interests of the BSNL and ensure its growth in the face of the worst adversities. The SNEA(I) started the struggle against 45.5M GSM tender cancellation in 2007 by the then Telecom Minister Sri A. Raja. All the Unions/Associations in BSNL, subsequently joined the struggle and stalled the move of the Minister to cancel the whole tender. During the 2nd PRC, Association through serious discussions with the pay panel, ensured 30% fitment through our well studied presentation before the PRC.

District Secretary – Circle Office Com Suneer.S delivered Vote of Thanks.

Slideshow of Trivandrum GB held on 1/11/2016
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03/11/2016

Meeting with PGM(Finance) on 31/10/2016: Circle President Com George Varghese, Circle Secretary Com Santhosh Kumar, ACS Com J.V.Ramana, DS-Circle office Com Suneer.S, DP-Circle Office Com Vidya.A met PGM(F) on 31-10-2016 and discussed regarding the pending 2nd phase JAO training of last batch 2013 LDCE JAOs (as the necessary legal opinion has been reached) and the few left out cases. We also requested to consider further Looking after arrangement in CAO/AO cadre in the wake of recent DGM promotions. PGMF Assured to expedite the matter.

Meeting with GM(HR) on 1/11/2016: Circle President Com George Varghese, Circle Secretary Com Santhosh Kumar, ACS Com J.V.Ramana met GM HR on 1-11-2016 and discussed the following:

1. Cancellation of transfer order of Sri Akhilesh Chandran JTO Electrical Kannur issue in the name of ERP without following any norms. In this case it appears that the circle Administration is taking a different stand from other cases as the order was issued in Dec 2014 much before the organisational program of SNEA. We have pointed out that the order was issued in a pick and choose manner in the name of ERP which was taken up by the Assn and kept pending by the Circle Administration. We have pointed out that It was agreed by the CGMT Sri L.Anantharam that administration will review all the cases so that all court case pending can be closed. We have told that all cases except this is already closed as per the assurance and requested to consider the pending case also in the same line.

2. Pending LA cases in Trivandrum: We have pointed out that necessary VC is reached in the circle office and requested for issuing the orders without delay.. GM agreed to look into.

3. Pending EPP cases: GM(HR) reiterated his assurance that it will be completed within short time.

4. SDE LA in Civil Wing: The Assn pointed out that there are more than 15 vacant posts and none recently posted by corporate office has joined in the circle and requested to call for option against all post. We have pointed out Civil JTOs with more than 20 years service and in E4 scale is waiting for LA posting in SDE grade which is in E2. GM HR was of the view that SDE posting can be done only on need basis as there are no JTOs as substitute. We have pointed out that JTOs and SDEs are doing the same job and in future as there is no recruitment as per CPSU cadre hierarchy proposal there is no separate justification for JTO and SDE. We vehemently requested to consider the sane so that at least JTOs with 20 years of service are given LA in SDE cadre. GH(HR) agreed to consider few cases and suggested that if JTOs are ready for transfer some more posting can be considered. We reiterated our request to call for option against all posts and consider the cases favourably. We will be pursuing the matter further.

5. JTO LICE cases in CAT Ernakulam: We have pointed out that the case filed by certain candidates challenging the eligibility to appear for JTO LICE exam is pending and BSNL has not filed the reply. Virtually all JTO posts are reserved and the examinations conducted are becoming meaningless. We requested the Administration to file the reply so that the cases can be disposed and the stalemate on the issue can be sorted out. DGM legal informed that reply from corporate office is received in most of the cases, the circle will file the reply before next hearing scheduled on 4th Nov2016.


31/10/2016

General Body meeting at YMCA Hall, Trivandrum. on 1/11/2016, 2PM. Chairman Com. GL.Jogi, General Secretary Com. K.Sebastin and CHQ Treasurer Com. R.Rajan addressing.View Invitation
Dear Comrades and Friends,
You are cordially invited for the Convention of BSNL Executives, scheduled on 01.11 2016, Tuesday 2 PM at YMCA Hall Trivandrum. The Roaring Lion of BSNL Trade Union movements Com. Giridhar Lal Jogi, Chairman SNEA will inaugurate the Convention. The Talented and Visionary leader, Com.K. Sebastin, General Secretary SNEA will deliver the Convention Speicial Address. Com. R.Rajan, CHQ Treasurer SNEA will be the Guest of honour.
SNEA Circle Leaders, Com. George Vargheese - Circle President, Com. T.Santhoshkumar - Circle Secretary, Com. G.Premkumar - Circle Treasurer, Com. JV.Ramana - Asst Circle Secretary, Com. Narendrakumar - Circle Vice President, Com.Asha AS - Circle Vice President, Com. Harikrishnan - Area Secretary South, and Com. Vinukumar - Circle Organising Secretary will participate in the discussions and deliberations.
It is a democratic process of refining ideas for uniting all executives in a common acceptable platform. We Very much value your presence .Be the part of the Convention and deliberations.


31/10/2016

Membership Verification Campaigning by Circle Office bearers at Tiruvalla: Circle Office bearers toured Tiruvalla on 28/10/2016 as part of Membership Verification campaign. Circle Secretary Com T.Santhosh Kumar, Assistant Circle Secretary Com J.V.Ramana, Area Secretary South Com. Harikrishnan, Circle Organising Secretary Com Rajesh Sekhar actively participated in the campaigning. Executive Committee meeting was held and strategy was discussed and chalked out.
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31/10/2016

Membership Verification Campaigning by Circle Office bearers at Kottayam: Circle Office bearers toured Kottayam on 27/10/2016 as part of Membership Verification campaign. Circle Secretary Com T.Santhosh Kumar, Assistant Circle Secretary Com J.V.Ramana, Area Secretary South Com. Harikrishnan and CWC Member Com Biju Pawath actively participated in the campaigning. Executive Committee meeting was held and strategy was discussed and chalked out.
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30/10/2016

GS writes to Director(HR) - Transfer to West Bengal and other Circles during middle of the academic session to meet the shortages is clear violation of the transfer policy, selectively from few Circles which will make a Cycle after every two years – request to reconsider the decision.View GS Letter to Director(HR)
As per the practice followed in BSNL, the shortage in any Circle will be filled by the promotions. Long standing transfers are limited to arrange relievers to such officials gone on promotion, after completion of two years. Recent transfer orders to West Bengal is a clear violation of the above mentioned policy strictly followed in BSNL till recently. While acknowledging the acute shortage of DEs in WB Circle, management should have avoided the long standing transfers, that also at the middle of the academic session. As per transfer policy, long standing transfers are to be implemented at the beginning of the academic year. The SDE to DE promotion or CPSU Cadre Hierarchy should have expedited as a permanent solution.
Representations are received that the transfer orders are issued without following the long stay list and even Executives working in soft tenure/tenure places also included in the transfer order. Again the transfer orders are issued from few Circles only which will create a chain of transfers from such Circles after every two year as substitutes on completion of the tenure. Circles like AP, Odisha and Punjab are victims of such transfers in rotation, for the last so many years.
Further membership verification among Executives Association is in the advanced stage process, no transfer order should have issued after September, 2016.
Considering all these facts it is requested to review the transfer orders and cancel it or keep it in abeyance till promotion orders are issued, which will be the best solution.
We thank our CHQ Leaders for taking up this issue with Corporate Office. 10 DEs from Kerala Circle were transfered earlier to West Bengal inspite of the acute shortages. We also thank CGMT Kerala and Circle Administration for strongly writing to Director(HR) in this regard. View CGMT Letter to Director(HR) | | View CS letter to CGMT Kerala


29/10/2016



28/10/2016

opposing formation of the Subsidiary Tower Company of BSNL:

Dear Comrades,
Let us try to understand in very clear terms the ulterior designs of the policy makers, the government, and collaborators of the govt. in creating a subsidiary tower company owned so called by BSNL. If we have been tracking recent developments in the telecom sector, everyone of us can very easily conclude that every policy decision of the govt., regulator, bureaucracy is unmistakably aimed to facilitate smooth and unhindered roll out of Rjio, even at the cost of BSNL which is nothing but a prestigious and strategic telecom institution of the Country.

In this context, a sustained campaign is launched recently and suddenly by Secy/Dot , bureaucracy and TRAI to create public awareness by propagating that high radiation limits emitted from towers are quite permissible and not dangerous. Suddenly, reports of expert committees are being dug out to justify permissibility of high radiation limits, almost double of what was permissible prior to roll out of Rjio. So that leaves us in no doubt to what extent the govt. is ready to go, even at the cost of human life and unpardonable environmental degradation, to facilitate quick and smooth tool out of Rjio. In the run up to quick launching of Rjio, PM has virtually forgotten that he owns a gigantic telecom company of the country and that it is his fundamental responsibility to fully safeguard the legitimate interests of the company he fully owns. PM in his clamour and lust to promote Rjio , come what may and at any cost , is completely unmindful of the great and unparalleled role that BSNL has all along played in meeting social obligations of telecom policy and converting the dream of every Indian to get digitalised. Digital India is inching towards reality only because of exclusive role of BSNL in creating massive and massive country wide telecom infrastructure in terms of optical fibre, switches, local network and what not. PM needs to be reminded about the great and exemplary contribution of BSNL in making Digital India a reality and the only way to force PM to reckon this reality is through an intense and tireless struggle because the PM is so closely and intimately surrounded by Rjio that only a prolonged and committed struggle will force him to come out of this nexus and recognise ground realities .

Comrades, creation of subsidiary tower company is going to be the beginning of the end of BSNL if we do not defeat successfully this dangerous and well calibrated attack on BSNL to systematically disintegrate it and split it into pieces. The larger and grand design behind this diabolical move of the govt. is to bring in RJio in due course of time as strategic partner of this company and facilitate him to roll out his services by capturing our towers. The larger conspiracy is to disintegrate and destabilise BSNL so as to finally hand over the company to LALAS like Mukesh Ambani, Sunil Mittal etc etc. The govt has started working out in this direction in a well planned manner. The most critical and significant issue is that do we allow this prestigious national telecom institution which is showing visible and positive signs of positioning itself as a challenging, formidable and vibrant service provider in telecom sector once again to decay and eventually die. No, not at all. We have to come out in strongest possible way to expose the sinister plans of the govt. to disintegrate and destabilise this great and beloved company of the Nation. So let us recall our huge capacity to hit back at vested interests with our greatest mite and force and expose their devilish moves to disintegrate this company. Instead, let us get ready to tear this govt. into pieces for its sinister plans to tear this company into pieces. Let us this get ready for what is going to be truly a historical struggle to save our beloved company from disintegration. Posterity should remember us as heroes for saving this prestigious national telecom institution from being sold to vested interests. It is real testing time for our unity and solidarity to safeguard our beloved company the way we have safeguarded it so far.
Glimpses of Lunch Hour Demonstration on 27/10/2016 - opposing formation of the Subsidiary Tower Company of BSNL.

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27/10/2016

Membership Verification Campaigning by Circle Office bearers at Alappuzha on 26/10/2016: Circle Office bearers are on organizational tour as part of Membership Verification campaigning and toured Alappuzha on 26/10/2016. Circle Secretary Com T.Santhosh Kumar, Assistant Circle Secretary Com J.V.Ramana, Area Secretary South Com Harikrishnan, CWC Member Com Biju Pawath and Circle Organising Secretary Com Rajesh Sekhar actively participated in the campaigning. Executive Committee meeting was held and strategy was discussed and chalked out. Circle leaders also attended GB of Kayamkulam branch at Haripad for felicitating Com. J.Raju DE Haripad who is retiring this month.
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Kayamkulam GB at Haripad
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26/10/2016

Lunch Hour Demonstration on 27/10/2016 - opposing formation of the Subsidiary Tower Company of BSNL: Government is moving fast in the direction of forming Tower Subsidiary Company of BSNL, which will be detrimental to the future of BSNL. The Core committee meeting of the Forum decided to conduct Lunch Hour demonstrations on 27.10.2016, at the Corporate Office, Circle and SSA HQs opposing formation of the Subsidiary Tower Company. All are requested to participate in the Lunch Hour demonstrations on 27.10.2016 and make the program success to protect our beloved company BSNL.


26/10/2016

Membership Verification Campaigning by Circle Office bearers at Thrissur: Circle Office bearers are on organizational tour as part of Membership Verification campaigning and toured Thrissur on 25/10/2016. Circle Secretary Com T.Santhosh Kumar, Circle President Com George Varghese, Assistant Circle Secretary Com J.V.Ramana, Circle Organising Secretary Com Sibyraj, Area Secretary Central Com Manoj.K.B, CWC Member Com R.Sureshkumar, Assistant Secretary Ernakulam Com Vimal actively participated in the campaigning. Executive Committee meeting was held and strategy was discussed and chalked out.
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26/10/2016

Membership Verification Campaigning by Circle Office bearers at Palakkad: Circle Office bearers are on organizational tour as part of Membership Verification campaigning and toured Palakkad on 24/10/2016. Circle Secretary Com T.Santhosh Kumar, Assistant Circle Secretaries Com K.V.Chandran and Com J.V.Ramana, CWC Members Com K.Sudheer and Com R.Sureshkumar actively participated in the campaigning. Executive Committee meeting was held and strategy was discussed and chalked out.
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25/10/2016

Stalemate in Phase-7+ GSM/3G expansion: As reported on 22/10/2016 in this website, our CHQ has taken up the case of stalemate in Phase-7+ GSM/3G expansion with CMD and Director(CM). Director(CM) responded positively and informed that he is in touch with the Vendor for early resolution on priority. He intimated that CGM AP has also spoken to him on the same issue.


24/10/2016

Welcome Meeting of JAO Trainees at RTTC Trivandrum on 24/10/2016

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SNEA arranged a JAO induction trainee gathering whose Phase-I training commenced today at RTTC Trivandrum and greeted them on their selection and heartily welcomed all to the executive community. In a brief function arranged during lunch hours at RTTC Seminar Hall on 24.10.2016, DS TVM Dr. V G Sabu introduced all Circle, District and Branch Office bearers present during the occasion to the trainees and offered unconditional support from SNEA to all in making positive contributions to our beloved company BSNL. Leaders reminded the gathering that SNEA has always been the binding and driving force of Executive-Non Executive unity and joint struggle in all policy based issues either of the government or of the Company and reiterated our commitment to safeguard the best interests of all employees of BSNL in general and Executives in particular.

SNEA is fully committed to the growth of the company and the career progression of the Executives. Leaders also mentioned about the achievements of Executives in the past in all those fronts due to sustained struggle by SNEA and its role in ensuring the best packages of Pay, Pension & Promotion especially with regard to our ongoing struggle for the implementation of 3rd PRC, Standard pay scales, Superannuation benefits and Time bound functional promotions.

CT, VP-1&2, AS(South), DS CO, [DS, DP, DT, CEC members – TVM], Mobile-RTTC Branch leaders and large number of comrades from Mobile Services & RTTC TVM were present during the function. Com Yamuna, DGM Finance, Mobile Services, Kerala Circle also enlightened the gathering during the occasion.

Congrats to all the SNEAns who were behind in arranging a warm welcome to the newly selected JAOs. Almost all SNEA leaders who were available at TVM were present. Hatsoff to Com Yamuna madam DGM(Finance), Com Asha madam, AO (Circle Vice President), Com Suneer.S JAO(DS Circle Office) and Com Shaji JAO (Executive Committee Member TVM)for taking the lead role. Congrats to Com Dr.VG Sabu (DS TVM),Com S.Narendrakumar (Circle VP), Com Harikrishnan (AS-South), Com M.P.Louis (DP-TVM), Com Jayakumar.A.S (DT-TVM), Com Anoop.TC(CEC Member TVM), Com Kumarji(CEC Member TVM), Com. Rinosh Thankachan (AS RTTC Br), Com V.Maheswaran Nair (BT RTTC Br), Com Dilshad (Executive Committee Member TVM), Com Saji Madam, Com Manju, Com Beaula, Com Hyrunissa of RTTC Branch etc have done excellent work for making it a memorable event. Let us together keep this tempo to take our mighty Association to the peaks of recognition.

Dear Comrades, if you believe that you belong to a tribe with the right mettle, right fiber or at least the right inclination, jump on to the bandwagon - come let us write history on the murals of time and further consolidate the unity of the Executives in an unshakeable and unwavering manner. You will be remembered not for flattering the Management but for fighting side by side with the common Executive.

Strengthen SNEA, Strengthen BSNL


24/10/2016

Beware... Brokers are roaming, claiming proximity to corridors of Power...

It has come to our notice that the Consistent and Persistent group is approaching JTOs who were posted in August 2014 on LICE promotion, assuring their transfer by claiming proximity to CGMT and Circle administration. It is told that they are ready to be brokers for a meeting with CGMT for these executives (Most likely photograph will also be seen).

In this connection SNEA can confidently assure that all the requests for transfer of executives in Kerala circle who has completed more than two years stay will be effected at least by March 2017 while all efforts will be made to make use of the very opportunity to effect the same before March. All attempts will be made to start the process even before by making use of all opportunities. We are sure that no force (administrative or so called associations) shall dare to deny the above legitimate requests.

No one can forget the recent history of Kerala circle -which has ventured to dilute the transfer policy.... and who supported such arbitrary violation of transfer policy ??? Neither the history nor the Executives of Kerala Circle can forgive them for their Anti-Employee policies.

As far as the JTOs promoted under LICE in 2014 is concerned, we don’t want to repeat the consistent and Persistent efforts made by the so called brokers, when LICE was notified, examination was held, result was published and when the appointment was done by moving pillar to post to see that no such promotions are made till all Officiating JTOs are regularized. They could not open their mouth when all of you including ladies and officiating JTOs were posted to far off places like Trichur and beyond, in the name of rationalization of posts in Kerala Circle.

Dear comrades, the history is known to you. Those who have tried to prevent your birth as JTOs are now pretending to be your guardian. We are sure that you have become JTO after a series of struggle organizationally and legally and no one can befool you. Stand of SNEA was open and well known to all on issues like JTO promotion and transfer issues. We once again assure that there is no reason for any anxiety regarding the transfer requests. It will be our endeavour to ensure that all transfer requests are considered atleast by March 2017. This time there are only 60 such executives who have completed two years of service and waiting for transfer, while it was 255 in March 2016. When the transfer request of these executives were denied by the then Circle Administration these groups were consistently and persistently involved in supporting their King by press release, notices , meeting and even by approaching the Courts . Hundreds and Hundreds of SNEA members have shed their blood and sweat even risking their job by facing police action court case, dies-non, charge sheets , reversion etc…. against corruption, arbitrariness, denial of trade union rights and to achieve the legitimate interest like transfer etc of executive community. We still proudly and happily licking over these wounds which were inflicted on us in the course of our action to safeguard the interest of executives and to uphold their dignity.

We once again assure all executives to be confident that all their genuine interest will be protected and no can snatch away it from them since we have rooted out such elements for ever.


23/10/2016

Membership Verification Campaigning by Circle Office bearers at Kannur, Malappuram and Calicut:
Circle Office bearers are on organizational tour as part of Membership Verification campaigning and toured Kannur(20/10/16), Malappuram(21/10/16) and Calicut(22/10/16). Circle Secretary Com T.Santhosh Kumar, Circle President Com George Varghese, Circle Treasurer Com G.Premkumar, Assistant Circle Secretary Com J.V.Ramana, Assistant Secretary(South) Com G.Harikrishnan, Assistant Secretary(North) Com M.A.Gafoor, CWC Member Com K.Sudheer and Circle Organising Secretary Com Ajesh.K.K actively participated in the campaigning. Executive Committee meetings were held and strategy was discussed and chalked out.

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CS in his address highlighted the importance of verification. Today 11 Assns are in the process and Management is forced to listen to all of them to have level playing field. Associations with sectional demands are the real problem where Management is very cleverly utilizing them against the interest of the vast majority and the cadre interest. This multiplicity will be over after completion of verification. The majority of the representative Association decides the bargaining power. So, irrespective of the membership, all Executives should elect a single Association as the representative Association to negotiate with the Management with big margin. For early settlement of issues, a strong Executive Association with huge margin is required, otherwise again divide and rule policy will continue for another 3 years. Immediately after verification, important issues are to be settled like standard pay scales for JTO/JAO and SDE/AO equivalent cadres by protecting them from demotion to E1 and E2 scales, enhancement of contribution towards superannuation fund, CPSU Hierarchy upto AGM/CAO/EE to replace the post based promotion linked with seniority, first TBP, 3rd PRC, E1A/E2A scales notionally from 01.10.2000 for Civil/Elect/Arch/PA/PS etc and other important issues. The pay loss of 2007 and 2008 batches is to be pursued after E2, E3, --- pay scales. Meanwhile E1+5 increments is pursued for the JTO/JAOs recruited after 2010 as a temporary measure till E2, E3 scales are implemented.

The 3rd PRC is constituted by our agitation under NCOA and we have to consolidate the revenue and growth during this year to improve the balance sheet. In the presentation to 3rd PRC, we pleaded to delink wage revision and superannuation benefits from profitability. SWAS programme is to be further focused for accelerating the growth. Management is taking lot of initiatives and we have to fully support them. SNEA was in the forefront of all the struggles to protect the interest of BSNL and joined hands with all the Unions and Associations in BSNL. We will continue to do that as our future is directly linked with the future of BSNL.

All the meetings ended with the strong resolution
Strengthen SNEA, Strengthen BSNL and ONE PSU, ONE EXECUTIVES' ASSOCIATION.


22/10/2016

Stalemate in Phase-7+ GSM/3G expansion: The association had discussed with Circle administration, the stalemate in Phase 7+ GSM/3G expansion. The Phase 7+ GSM/3G expansion project in Kerala Telecom Circle has come to a standstill with virtually nil support for almost one month from the Vendor, M/s ZTE. The warehouse in the circle at Ernakulam where BSNL materials are kept and operated by the vendor for smooth roll-out of the project is in closed condition for more than 3 weeks. Movement of material in and out of the warehouse has been affected. It is learnt that disputes exist between the vendor and the sub vendor who operates the warehouse. Also, the sub vendors who are deployed by the vendor in the circle to carryout installation works are in total noncooperation as well thereby stalling entire activities related to network expansion including Phase 7+ roll out, Phase 7 closure, O&M of the working equipments in Phase 7/ 7+ and redeployment of BTSs/NodeBs.
We are informed that CGMT has taken up this matter with DIR (CM) for the resolution of the issue at Corporate office. The circle association has sent the details to General Secretary for taking up this matter at CMD and DIR(CM) at corporate office level as the case is badly effecting the expansion under ph7+. And it is most likely the same in other circles also where M/s ZTE is the vendor.


22/10/2016

Government is moving fast in the direction of forming Tower Subsidiary Company of BSNL, which will be detrimental to the future of BSNL. The Core committee meeting of the Forum decided to conduct demonstrations on 27.10.2016, at the Corporate Office, Circle and SSA HQs opposing formation of the Subsidiary Tower Company. The future course of action on this issue will be decided in the next meeting of the Forum, to be held on 17.11.2016.


22/10/2016

SDE(C) to EE(C) DPC is completed for all the vacancies upto 2015-16. DPC for 2016-17 will be held next week. GS and AGS met Jt GM(Pers) and held discussion on the hearing of the JTO to SDE promotion case at Ernakulam HC to clear the hurdles on promotion. Now there is no stay from Chandigarh but promotions are held up due to the cases at Ernakulam and Allahabad. Since the Sr Lawyer engaged by BSNL is not well and could not travel, the hearing is not completed. Jt GM informed that management is in touch with the lawyer and two days back also spoken to him and a decision will be taken by next week regarding the date after consulting the lawyer once again.


22/10/2016

GS, CHQ President, Chairman and AGS met Sri Anupam Shrivatava, CMD BSNL on 20.10.2016 and strongly protested against the repeated postponement of membership verification without any valid grounds. We reminded him about the assurances given by him and DIR(HR) few weeks back that verification will not be postponed. In the name of verification, all the issues remain unaddressed. This is going on since 2014. The status of CMD and top management is getting degraded in the eyes of the employees by some elements, we clearly told CMD. All our Executives are geared up for the first MVP and concentrating more and more in SWAS programme and increasing the revenues of BSNL, keeping the larger task of implementation of 3rd PRC.
CMD appealed not to precipitate the matter further and assured that there will not be any more postponement and verification will be held as per schedule on 07.12.16.
Comrades, those who are afraid to face membership verification will try their level best to derail the verification for continuing to enjoy the benefits without the support of Executives and membership. They are not only trying to derail the verification, in the process further delay the settlement of HR issues. They are deliberately doing this as they are not affected by pay scales or CPSU Cadre Hierarchy. We have to expose them and defeat such negative elements through the ballot on 07.12.2016. We have to continue the campaign with same vigor fully utilizing the additional 3 weeks.
Assn further requested CMD for expediting JTO to SDE and SDE to DE promotion as there is no stay on promotion. There are about 2000 DE vacancies. JTOs and SDEs are retiring without promotion. Since there is no stay, management can go ahead with promotions as per DoPT rules giving reservation for SC/ST Executives by filing an appeal in the higher courts. SEWA BSNL General Secretary Com N D Ram also was with us while discussing this issue with CMD, BSNL.


21/10/2016

Congratulations to all 64 Comrades..!! As assured to us, NATFM released instructions for Phase-I training at RTTC Trivandrum from 24/10/2016 for all 64 Comrades of JAO LICE held on 17/07/2016: View NATFM Letter
We once again thank Circle administration and our CHQ Leaders for the timely orders.


21/10/2016

Congratulations to all 64 Comrades..!! As assured to us, Circle Office released results of JAO LICE held on 17/07/2016: View result list | | View Covering Letter
We thank Circle Administration, PGM(Finance) Shri K.Kulanthaivel and GM(HR & Admin) Shri Mohan.D for releasing the orders as assured to us. We are also assured that necessary steps have been taken with NATFM for commencing the training at RTTC Trivandrum from next week along with other Circles. We also thank our CHQ Leaders especially AGS Com Padmanabha Rao for their prompt intervention and continuous persuasion at Corporate Office as well as NATFM-Hyderabad.


20/10/2016

Meeting with GM(HR&Admin) on 19/10/2016
Circle Secretary Com T.Santhoshkumar, Circle Treasurer Com G.Premkumar, Circle Vice-President Com Narendra Kumar, ACS Com J.V.Ramana and Circle Office District Secretary Com Suneer.S met Shri Mohan.D GM(HR&Admin) to discuss various pending HR issues. Shri R.Satheesh DGM(Admin) and Shri James Sagayaraj DGM(HR) also attended the meeting.

SDE(LA) in Civil wing: We have pointed out the shortage of SDEs in Civil wing. As around 25 vacancies are there all over Kerala and JTOs having more than 20 years of service are still waiting for their first promotion, we once again urged GM(HR&Admin) to consider providing Looking After option to these demotivated JTOs. GM(HR) expressed concern over the possibility of shortage of JTOs if they are given SDE(LA) as every layer in Civil wing is important. We argued that implementation of CPSU cadre hierarchy in future will also create such situation but maintaining motivation levels of our staff is equally important. These JTOs are working in the same cadre for more than 20 years. GM(HR&Admin) responded positively and finally agreed to consider issuing SDE(LA) for few JTOs.

Cancellation of Transfer order of 10 DEs from Kerala to West Bengal: We have pointed out the shortage of DEs in Kerala Circle. The total number of sanctioned DE post in Telecom Operations in Kerala Circle is 382 and the present working strength is only 122 which is a mere 32% of the sanctioned strength. Kerala Circle is facing acute shortage of AGM/DE posts. For the last 5 years large number of DE’s have been posted in Kerala Circle from neighbouring Circles like Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamilnadu to meet the shortage of DE posts in Kerala Circle. Today Corporate Office has released transfer orders for 9 more DEs to their requested Circles- Chennai, Tamilnadu and Karnataka, further reducing the working strength of Kerala Circle. In spite of the shortage of Executives, Kerala Circle is the only Circle making profit continuously ever since the formation of our beloved company BSNL. In these circumstances it is most unfair to transfer 10 AGMs/DEs from Kerala Circle to West Bengal Circle. The transfer order issued by Corporate office at this juncture is unwarranted and it will definitely demoralize the entire executive community who are tirelessly working hard to make more profit to Kerala Circle.
GM(HR&Admin) agreed to our views and informed that as pointed out by the association today morning CGMT Kerala has sent a strong letter in this regard to Director(HR).
View CGMT Letter to Director HR | |View CS letter to CGMT

Pending EPP – Time bound Financial upgradation: We reiterated the delay in issuing the orders regarding Time bound Financial upgradation. We expressed our concern over the delay. Large numbers of cases are pending for more than two years. GM(HR) responded positively and assured for the early release of orders. GM(HR) also suggested for decentralization of EPP work to the SSA’s as it will reduce the delay as well as reduce the workload on Circle Office. We agreed and supported his suggestion.

Publication of JAO LICE Select list and Phase-1 training: We expressed our concern over the delay in publication of JAO LICE Select list and their Phase-1 training which is going to commence on 24/10/2016 for all Circles except Kerala. GM(HR) assured that training for Kerala Circle also will commence on 24/10/2016. The stalemate in declaring select list is almost over and a final decision will be taken on 20/10/2016. Efforts are on for training at RTTC TVM.

JAO Phase-II training: We expressed our concern over the delay in Phase-II training for JAO’s who got regularized and posted after sustained efforts and legal struggles since 2012. GM(HR) responded positively and informed that they have sent the file for legal opinion as per Corporate office instructions. The legal opinion is received from the legal counsel and the file is under processing.

JTO LICE – Declaration of results: We expressed our concern over the delay in filing reply to the court cases at CAT Ernakulam (OA nos 310/16 by Venugopal & others, OA nos 330/16 by Suresh.VP & others, OA No 299/16 by Gireesh & others, OA No 336/16 by Anoop & others, OA No 337/16 by Sajith Senan & others) regarding the eligibility for appearing JTO LICE. Association requested for necessary early action for the disposal of the pending court cases at CAT Ernakulam. GM(HR) informed that the hearing is in the second week of Nov2016 and the reply affidavit is under processing.

SDE(LA) to Trivandrum Comrades Com. Lalitha Radhakrishnan and Com. Anilkumar: We expressed our concern over the delay in issuing SDE(LA) orders to Com Lalitha Radhakrishnan and Com Anilkumar. Com Lalitha, was reverted in 2014 due to the vindictive actions by the then Circle Administration. Com Anilkumar was transferred to Kollam from Trivandrum on longstay basis in spite of his bad health but eventually got relaxation on medical grounds after a long struggle. GM(HR) responded positively and informed that VC was called from SSA and has reached Circle Vigilance and is under processing. Orders would be issued soon after receiving VC.


19/10/2016

Congratulations..!! Corporate Office has released transer orders (own cost) for 9 DEs to their requested Circle - Chennai, Karnataka and TamilNadu View Orders


19/10/2016

Chairman and AGS met Hon CMD BSNL and protested against the postponement of First MVP on flimsy grounds. We informed that all our executives are geared up for the First MVP and decided to concentrate more in strengthening and increasing the revenues of BSNL, keeping the larger task of implementation of Third PRC. But the BSNL Management has shattered all the plans of SNEA without taking into consideration of the feelings of all the stake Holders. Chairman and AGS met GM SR and informed the discussions we had with CMD. We also protested with GM SR on the postponement of First MVP.


19/10/2016

First Membership Verification for Executives: Extension of dates of conduct of election (07-12-2016) and declaration of results (09-12-2016) View Letter


19/10/2016

Procedure for conduction of Membership Verification for recognition of Majority representative Association of Executives in BSNL issused. View Instructions

Postal ballot allowed liberally facilitating voting by all the Executives. Executives working beyond 20 KMs (or even less, working in sensitive posts like trans mtce, on touring jobs, switches etc) and Executives on maternity leave can opt for postal ballot.
All Secretaries, office bearers and activists are requested to identify the Executives working in distant places and required postal ballot facility and get their application approved by SSA Heads for postal ballot well in advance, ie before 20 days. Individual application for postal ballots are to be submitted.

Membership verification on 07.12.2016

Strengthen SNEA, Strengthen BSNL || Vote for SNEA, Vote for Unity

Vote for No: 9 (SANCHAR NIGAM EXECUTIVES' ASSOCIATION)


17/10/2016

JAO LICE stalemate: As usual The Consistent & Persistent Team re-surfaces

Once again, as usual, as in other cases, when final results are being reached, the Consistent & Persistent Team has resurfaced with Congratulations which may be the only thing that they are capable of.

SNEA was interacting at Circle office, Corporate office, NATFM regarding the training and publication of JAO eligibility list of LICE held on 17/7/2016 of Kerala Circle. We were discussing these issues repeatedly with PGM(F), GM(HR&Admin) at Circle Office and with GM(Rectt), GM(FP) at Corporate Office. Our CHQ AGS Com PandmanabhaRao also had talk with PGM(F) of Kerala Circle and NATFM authorities. (Kindly refer the updations of this website dtd 15/10/16, 6/10/16, 4/10/16, 1/10/16, 30/9/16, 24/9/16 and 28/8/16)

It was assured by Circle and Corporate Office that the stalemate in publication of JAO results will be resolved so that the interest of candidates from Kerala Circle will not be affected. As the matter involves certain intricacies, Circle office is handling the matter very sensitively and carefully.

The Circle Office is in touch with Corporate office and NATFM in this matter so that the training of candidates from Kerala Circle also can be started on 24/10/2016 along with other Circles. We also urge Circle Administration and NATFM for allotting the training at RTTC Trivandrum. Due to acute shortage of faculty members in finance wing at RTTC Trivandrum, Principal RTTC Trivandrum has already requested CGM and PGM(F) for posting more faculty members in finance wing. Our Circle Secretary has also written letter to CGMT in this regard.View CS Letter dtd 15/10/2016
As in other cases, when final results are being reached, the Consistent & Persistent Team has resurfaced with Congratulations which may be the only thing that they are capable of.


16/10/2016

Circle Secretary writes to CGMT regarding Publication of JAO eligibility list for the LICE held on 17/7/2016 and request for arranging training at RTTC, Trivandrum View CS Letter
This Association has repeatedly requesting Kerala Circle Office and BSNL Corporate office for resolving the stalemate in publication of eligibility list of JAO LICE results of Kerala Circle held on 17/7/2016. NATFM has already finalized the training schedule of all Circles commencing on 24/10/2016 except that of Kerala Circle. It is reported that Corporate Office has suggested the ways and means for the resolution of this issue to Kerala Circle.
Hence we once again requested Circle Administration for the publication of results and taking up necessary steps for arranging the training with NATFM at RTTC Trivandrum. In this connection it is also reported that there is acute shortage of faculty in Finance wing at RTTC Trivandrum and we requested Administration for providing necessary faculty in Finance wing at RTTC, Trivandrum. Principal RTTC has already requested CGM and PGM(F) for posting more faculty members in Finance wing in this connection.


16/10/2016

Circle Secretary Com T.SanthoshKumar and Circle Treasurer Com. G.Premkumar along with other Circle Office bearers will be on Organisational tour from 20/10/2016.
20/10/2016 Kannur
21/10/2016 Malappuram
22/10/2016 Calicut
24/10/2016 Palakkad
25/10/2016 Thrissur
26/10/2016 Alappuzha
27/10/2016 Kottayam
28/10/2016 Pathanamthitta


15/10/2016

JAO LICE Issue: Circle Secretary and ACS met GM(Finance) Shri K.Vel regarding the stalemate in publication of JAO LICE results of Kerala Circle. We urged GM(F) to resolve the issue at the earliest. GM(F) responded positively and it was told that the matter is being discussed with Corporate Office and the issue would be resolved soon and the training process would be initiated at the earliest.

JAO Phase-II Training issue: As instructed by Corporate Office, Circle Office has sought legal opinion in this regard.

JTO LICE issue: Circle Office has sought approval for the reply affidavit to be filed in CAT Ernakulam from Corporate Office. It is assured that Circle Office will pursue the matter so that the case can be heard at the earliest.


15/10/2016

CHQ News: Meeting with Member(Fin), DoT for E2, E3 pay scales approval
GS and AGS met Member(Fin) Sri Prahlad Singh on 14.10.2016 and held discussions on the issue. GS explained to Member(F) similar cases in other CPSUs like BHEL, NTPC and FCI where intermediary pay scales are replaced with next higher standard pay scales. We requested to clear the proposal at the earliest as 3rd PRC is already constituted. This proposal is part of second PRC. We explained the BSNL proposal in two parts and the reason for that. On specific query, we explained that the proposal is in line with the DPE guidelines, DoT can take decision based on the proposal of BSNL and there is no need to send the proposal again to DPE. Member (Fin) was positive and assured that he will try to settle the issue positively.
Earlier, GS and AGS met Director(TPF), DoT and discussed about the queries made by Member(Fin). Last week, the file has been returned by Member(Fin) with certain queries. Dir(TPF) informed that as suggested by Member(Fin), the proposal resubmitted with the reply. It was informed that the proposal is resubmitted with positive recommendation.


15/10/2016

CHQ News: Meeting with GM(CA) on formation of Trust for Superannuation benefits fund management
GS and AGS met GM(CA) Sri Punde on 14.10.2016 and held discussion on formation of Trust for Superannuation benefits fund management and selecting the fund managers. For framing the rules for the trust, a committee has been formed under GM(Legal). The committee is on the job and after approval of the trust, the fund managers will be decided.


15/10/2016

Sample Ballot Paper - Membership verification among Executives Associations:
SR section circulated the sample ballot paper for the membership verification to be held on 16.11.2016. Circles are directed to print the ballot paper in black and white (30% more than the required number).
There will not be any symbol for the Associations.
Name of Sanchar Nigam Execuitves Association is at Sl No. 9.
Assns are asked to submit any corrections latest by 18.10.16 and final ballot paper will be published on 19.10.2016.
View Sample ballot paper for membership verification


15/10/2016

GS met GM(Estt) Smt Madhu Arora on 13.10.2016 and held discussions on the following issues:
Notional pay of E1A and E2A w.e.f 01.01.2000 for the JTO/SDE(C/E/Arch), PA, PS etc: As per the direction of the Management Committee, the data collected from other three departments like Railways, Posts etc to compare the pay of JAOs and JTO(C/E) in those departments. As per the data, in all the departments, the pay of JAOs and JTO(C/E) are different. In the case of JAOs, the pay has been revised as per the decision of Ministry of Finance, notionally from 1996 and on actual basis from 2003. This information has been furnished to the management Committee. The details from MTNL also will be collected and it will be submitted to the MC for taking a final decision.

Formation of the trust to manage the superannuation fund: The CA section is processing the case. Discussion is going on with LIC to manage the fund. Since LIC is giving sovereign guarantee, it may be the best fund manager with less risk. The entire 3% will be credited towards pension fund.

FR22(1)(a)(1) pay fixation case for the officiating JTOs: Requested to give direction to BSNL lawyer not to oppose the matter in the next hearing date and delay the decision as the matter is already decided by the court in other cases.


14/10/2016

CEC on 2nd Nov 2016 at SNEA Bhavan, Ernakulam View Notice
Circle Executive Committee meeting of SNEA Kerala Circle will be held at 10AM on 02-11-2016 at SNEA Bhavan, PJ Antony Road, Palarivattom, Ernakulam. All Circle Office bearers, SSA Secretaries, CEC members and Branch Secretaries are requested to attend the meeting in time. Chairman Com. GL Jogi and General Secretary Com. K.Sebastin will be attending the CEC.


13/10/2016

History, Status and Vision of SNEA on Time Bound Functional promotion or CPSU Cadre Hierarchy:

Time Bound Functional promotion or CPSU Cadre Hierarchy is not a new concept or demand for the Executives in BSNL. In true sense, it is the implementation of the terms and conditions for absorption finalised by the agitation of TEOA (now SNEA) in 2002-03.

After Group C employees absorption in BSNL as Non Executives with an adhoc payment of Rs 1000/-, BSNL management initiated the process of absorption of Group B officers with an adhoc payment of Rs 2000/-. TEOA (SNEA) was the only Association opposing the absorption process without deciding the terms and conditions for absorption like 1) Pay scales, 2) Promotion Policy and 3) fitment formula. All other Associations were ready for absorption just for Rs 2000/-, without even knowing the terms and conditions. With the help of these Associations, BSNL Management and DoT gone ahead with absorption of DoT Officers in BSNL and MTNL. TEOA legally and organizationally fought against this and stayed the absorption process. Finally TEOA won the legal battle and Hon Court directed BSNL to decide the terms and conditions before calling for option for absorption.

After this successful legal battle, TEOA(SNEA) alongwith MTNL EA and newly formed BSNLEA (TEOA and BSNLEA merged in 2003 and SNEA formed), launched agitation in 2002 in the banner of Executive Negotiating Council (ENC) demanding finalization of terms and conditions for absorption like pay scales, promotion policy and fitment formula in BSNL and MTNL. During the initial stages of struggle, management took a position that the settlement will be applicable only for the officers absorbing into BSNL and not for the BSNL recruits. For the BSNL recruits, E1 pay scales only will be implemented and for the absorbees additional increments will be given considering their experience. But TEOA didn’t allowed this discrimination to happen and insisted for the same pay scales and promotion policy, uniformly for all the BSNL Executives either absorbed or recruited directly by BSNL and agreed for negotiation only after this assurance, protecting the interest of BSNL direct recruits also. As settlement of struggle, agreement reached between ENC (TEOA, BSNLEA and MTNLEA) and the management for a) E1A, E2A, E3 ---- E6 pay scales, b) Five Time Bound Functional promotion from JTO equivalent cadres upto Selection Grade JAG (SG JAG) between 4-6 years and c) point to point fitment for all the BSNL Executives, recruited or absorbed in BSNL.

It will be worthful to mention here the earlier history also. In DoT, JTO and SDE are the only two cadres in which time bound promotion concept was introduced in 1990, first time in the history of any Central Government department. That also after country wide joint struggle by JTOA(I) and TESA. This unique decision was taken by the Union Cabinet as in the case of 1640-2900 pay scales struggle in 1987. By this scheme, JTOs granted SDE pay scales after 12 years of service and SDEs granted Sr SDE pay scales after 12 years of service. Later similar ACP scheme implemented for all the Central Government departments as per recommendations of Vth CPC.

In 2005, SNEA and AIBSNLEA launched agitation programmes demanding implementation of Time Bound Functional promotion or CPSU Cadre Hierarchy. However we couldnot succeed fully and EPP implemented with two parts, I) Time Bound Financial upgradation and II) Post based promotion.

Since all post based promotions are getting delayed due to litigations, United Forum (SNEA, AIBSNLEA and AIGETOA) repeatedly taken up the issue of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy with the management and started organizational actions and a Joint Committee was constituted in 2012. However the Joint Committee was practically defunct. In the few meetings, all the proposals brought to the Joint Committee by the management side proposed 15%, 30%, 50%, 65% dropping at each level as done in other CPSUs, which outrightly rejected by the United Forum.

Since the management side proposal of replacement scales for E1A and E2A with E2 and E3 w.e.f 01.01.2007 is not agreed by others in 2013, SNEA alone started organizational actions since February, 2014 pressing for 1) standard pay scales of E2, E3, 2) CPSU Cadre Hierarchy and other demands. Again SNEA launched agitation in Sept, 2014 and April-May, 2015 which resulted in the reconstitution of the Joint Committee with a dynamic absorbed officer as its new Chairman. Further CMD directed the Jt Committee to meet regularly atleast once in a fortnight and submit the recommendations in 3 months time. Our vigil and continuous efforts in the Jt Committee resulted in a very positive and sweeping recommendation from the Jt Committee, in 4 months time which recommended the following in the case of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy:

a) JTO and equivalent cadres with 5 years of regular service in the grade will be promoted to SDE equivalent grade.

b)SDE and equivalent cadres with 5 years of regular service in the grade will be promoted to Sr SDE equivalent grade.

c) Sr SDE and equivalent cadres with 5 years of regular service in the grade will be promoted to DE equivalent grade.

d)The Executives already promoted to the higher post on post based promotion will stand enbloc senior to others.

e) Promotion to DGM grade will be restricted to the availability of posts. A new designation of Jt DGM(NF) is recommended for those Executives eligible for DGM promotions.

Comrades, what we could not achieve in 3 years from 2012 to 2015 in the Joint committee, SNEA could get it in 4 months, in the form of a very positive recommendation on standard pay scales of E2/E3, CPSU Cadre Hierarchy and first TBP from the re-constituted Joint Committee through our agitation.

Past few years, promotions in all the cadres are stopped in BSNL due to litigations on various grounds like seniority, date of joining, availability of posts, reservation etc etc. The only viable alternative is CPSU Cadre Hierarchy, where the promotions are delinked from seniority, availability of posts, date of joining, reservation etc. In fact CPSU Cadre Hierarchy is the implementation of the settlement reached with SNEA in 2002 and become part of the terms and conditions for absorption, in true sense. Now our agitation is for the implementation of the settlement reached in 2002. To start with, United Forum also made some compromise, limiting the Time Bound promotion upto AGM level where as our original demand was Time Bound promotion upto DGM grade.

As of now, the grades and scales are different in BSNL. There are thousands of Executives working in higher scales but in lower grade. For example, thousands of SDEs are working in E5 scales but there are DE/AGMs in E4 scale. Thousands of JTOs are working in E3/E4 scales but there are SDEs in E2A scale. The Joint Committee didn’t make any recommendation how to place the Executives working in higher scales in the CPSU Cadre Hierarchy structure. This issue is left to the BSNL management to decide.

As per the recommendations, Sr SDE/Sr AO equivalent grade will become a new functional grade, in future, after implementation of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy. Sr SDE/Sr AO grades are not available now, after the implementation of EPP in BSNL. The time bound promotions are given from one scale to the next higher scale. Since there are no Sr SDE/Sr AOs working in BSNL as of now, nobody is eligible for DE/AGM/CAO promotion after the implementation of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy for the next five years till Sr SDE/Sr AO completes five years. So, UF suggested promoting SDE/AO with 10 years of service as AGM/CAO/EE for the next five years. Since CPSU Cadre Hierarchy is going to be implemented upto AGM grade, Executives working in JTO, SDE and Sr SDE equivalent grades will directly report to AGM.

After the submission of the recommendation, SNEA is constantly demanding its implementation with the following additional demands and pursuing for that vigorously.

1)For the Executives working in higher scales, immediate promotion to the next higher grade.

2)For the Executives working in two or more higher scales, relaxation in qualifying service for the second promotion.

3)Uniform date of promotion and uniform date of increment to avoid anomaly.

4)Decentralised DPCs. DPCs should be done at Circle level.

5)Change of designations.

6)Increasing the number of DGM posts.

7)Reserving 50% GM posts for the promotees.

Most of our above demands are accepted by the management in the draft proposal. Time Bound Functional Promotion without linking with seniority and availability of posts are agreed for the first two promotions upto Sr SDE/Sr AO grade, after every five years.

However major challenge before us is to make promotions to AGM grade also time bound, without linking with the availability of posts. Since thousands of Executives are eligible for AGM promotion, it will be the toughest task for the next five years. Similarly promotions above AGM are to be delinked as it is not related with CPSU Hierarchy or Joint Committee recommendations and MT recruitment to be abandoned with a suitable and viable alternative mechanism. In AGM promotion, all seniority related issues will be nullified once for all on implementation of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy and all the SDEs in seniority list 6 & 7 to be covered and SDEs in seniority list 8 also to be considered for promotion, that is our demand. CPSU Cadre Hierarchy or Time Bound Functional promotion without linking with availability of posts is implemented upto AGM grade, it will be the fulfilment of our dream since the settlement in 2002. Later on we can pursue CPSU Cadre Hierarchy upto DGM grade as per the settlement in 2002 and the terms and condition for absorption.

Our agitation in 2014 and reconstitution of the Joint Committee in May, 2015 through our agitation are the turning points. Those agitations lead to the historic recommendations. Agitation with the same vigour has to continue for its implementation. For that purpose, each and every Executive has to strengthen SNEA.


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10/10/2016

Congratulations! Promotion and posting order in the grade of Executive Engineer Electrical issued on purely temporary and adhoc basis for 114 Executives. View Copy of the order.


07/10/2016

CS writes to CGMT to review the decision of opening CSCs on Holidays:
View CS Letter
Circle Office has issued instructions for making CSCs (Cat-I, Cat-II and Cat-III) to be operational on Holidays from 8-10-2016 to12-10-2016.
View Circle Office Order dtd 5/10/2016
It is reported from even many of the Type-I CSCs that the customers turn up is very minimal on holidays. In some CSCs even the customer visit is NIL. In majority of the CSCs the total revenue earned during holidays is less than the total expenditure incurred on electricity usage. Besides, if we are engaging manpower on holidays without getting much business in return, compensatory OFF has to be given to them on another working day which in turn will badly affect the normal business days. Executives being responsible for arranging the duty on holidays are finding it difficult to compel the staff to attend duties on holidays without proper justification.
We are of the view that as our Company is doing business, we may act upon business point of view and if we found that any of the CSC is earning more revenue than the expenditure, definitely we must open that CSC for the sake of our business.
So we requested CGMT to give necessary instructions to the concerned authority to rethink in this matter and a comprehensive analysis may be conducted regarding the revenue and expenditure earned through CSCs on holiday’s working.


06/10/2016

JAO LICE Issue: CHQ President Com AA Khan & AGS Com Padmanabha Rao met GM(FP) regarding the stalemate in publication of JAO LICE results of Kerala Circle. They urged GM(FP) to resolve the issue at the earliest. It was told that the matter was discussed by GM(FP) with PGM(F) of Kerala Circle and necessary instructions are given to the Circle to resolve the issue based on DOPT guidelines.
Circle Association discussed the issue of JAO LICE result with GM(HR) for early resolution. It was informed by GM(HR) that he had a personal discussion with GM(Rectt) Corporate Office and the Recruitment Cell had informed that the matter is to be dealt by GM(FP) Corporate Office. Accordingly GM(HR) requested PGM(F) to discuss this matter with GM(FP) for the resolution of the issue.

Delay in Timebound Financial upgradation through EPP : Circle Association expressed concern over the delay in releasing promotion orders under EPP. We have pointed out that many 2015 cases are still pending and urged for release of the orders immediately. GM(HR) informed that the matter is being processed by the section. We will further verify the status with the HR section tomorrow.


06/10/2016

CS writes to CGMT Kerala seeking immediate intervention in the unwarranted transfer of 10 AGMs from Kerala to WestBengal Circle :
View CS Letter dtd 6/10/16 || View CS Letter dtd 1/9/16

The total number of sanctioned post of AGM/DE in Telecom Operations in Kerala Circle is 382 and the present working strength is only 122 which is a mere 32% of the sanctioned strength. While Kerala Circle contribute more than 10% of total BSNL revenue and hold more than 10% of assets like land line ,BB and GSM, the sanctioned strength itself is much less compared to the sanctioned strength of other Circles (only 382 posts out of 5200 posts, i.e 7%).

On analyzing the sanctioned strength and working strength it is clear that Kerala Circle is facing acute shortage of AGM/DE posts. For the last 5 years large number of DEs have been posted in Kerala Circle from neighbouring Circles like Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamilnadu to meet the shortage of DE posts in Kerala Circle. In spite of the shortage of Executives, Kerala Circle is the only Circle making profit continuously ever since the formation of our beloved company BSNL.

In these circumstances it is most unfair to transfer 10 AGMs/DEs from Kerala Circle to West Bengal Circle. At present there is no pending transfer to Kerala Circle from outside circle in connection with long stay transfer. So the transfer order issued by Corporateoffice at this juncture is unwarranted and it will definitely demoralize the entire executive community who are tirelessly working hard to make more profit to Kerala Circle.

Moreover transferring employees during the middle of the academic year is totally against the prevailing rules and procedures of Executive Transfer Policy. Besides the Membership verification among Executives is in advanced stage so the transfer of Executives in this stage is a violation of code of conduct of election rules. It is also reported that many officers who had served/serving in hard tenure area (Lakshadweep islands) are also included in the order. West Bengal was recently declared as tenure circle and officers at the age of above 55 years are also transferred by the above order.

In these circumstances we humbly request Circle Administration to takeup the issue with Corporate Office at the earliest and ensure the cancellation of above said order as early as possible to protect the interest of the circle as well as to boost the morale of the executives.


04/10/2016

JAO Phase-I training : As we have already reported, NATFM has decided to go ahead with the training schedule except that of Kerala Circle. View orders We once again urge upon the Circle Administration to resolve the issue immediately to safeguard the genuine interest of the eligible hands as well as that of the Kerala BSNL.

JTO LICE: Circle Office has sought approval for the reply affidavit to be filed in CAT Ernakulam from Corporate Office. It is assured that Circle Office will pursue the matter so that the case can be heard at the earliest.


04/10/2016

Unjustified Transfer orders for 10 DEs from Kerala to West Bengal Circle View orders
Corporate Office has issued transfer orders of 10 DEs from Kerala to West Bengal Circle. SNEA Kerala strongly protest against this unjustified and untimely transfer orders. At present there is acute shortage of DEs in Kerala Circle which is around only 60% of sanctioned strength and DEs from other Circles like Karnataka, Tamilnadu, Chennai TD and AP are working in the Circle. Kerala being the only profit making Circle of BSNL, executives of Kerala deserve a reward rather than transfers to out of Circle which is demoralizing one. We urge Circle Administration and SNEA CHQ to intervene in this matter to protect the interest of the BSNL Kerala Circle as well as that of the executives. Circle Secretary has taken the case to the CHQ for intervention.


01/10/2016

JAO LICE & Training: CHQ AGS Com PadmanabhaRao met GM(F) Shri Sunil Kumar and discussed the stalemate in releasing the select list of Kerala LICE JAOs. He apprised the GM that training schedule of NATFM for JAOs is held up for the entire BSNL because of this issue of Kerala circle. GM(F) assured that he will discuss the issue with Kerala circle on Monday and will be resolved immediately.
Circle Association discussed the Phase-II training of JAOs and the stalemate in publication of LICE JAO result of Kerala circle with GM(HR) and requested to take necessary action as instructed by corporate office. GM(HR) assured that he will personally speak to corporate office regarding publication of LICE JAO results and seek legal opinion regarding JAO Phase-II training as instructed by corporate office.

JTO LICE: The Association brought to the notice of Circle Administration the delay in filing reply to the court cases at CAT Ernakulam (OA nos 310/16 by Venugopal & others, OA nos 330/16 by Suresh.VP & others, OA No 299/16 by Gireesh & others, OA No 336/16 by Anoop & others, OA No 337/16 by Sajith Senan & others) regarding the eligibility for appearing JTO LICE. As the case is pending, results of previous examination is withheld and hence the ensuing further LICE are becoming meaningless. Association requested for necessary early action for the disposal of the pending court cases at CAT Ernakulam.


01/10/2016

Message from CMD on the occassion of 17th BSNL Foundation Day: View Message



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