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18/09/2018: Circle News

CS writes to CGMT regarding Deduction of Rs 800/- per member to meet the expenses of Circle Conference and All India Conference.View Letter
The Circle Executive Committee (CEC) meeting of Sanchar Nigam Executives Association, Kerala Circle held at Thiruvananthapuram on 26th and 27th April, 2018 unanimously decided to conduct the next Circle Conference at Ernakulam. The next Circle Conference is already notified to be held at Ernakulam on 9th and 10th November, 2018.

The CEC meeting held at Ernakulam on 2nd August, 2018 decided to collect an amount of Rs 800/- per member to meet the expenses of the Circle Conference Kerala and All India Conference to be held at Ludhiana, Punjab Circle on 27th, 28th and 30th November 2018.

It is requested to issue suitable instructions to the concerned to deduct the amount from the salary of SNEA members in 2 equal installments from the month of September 2018 and October 2018.


18/09/2018: Circle News

Notice for Circle Conference on 9/11/18 and 10/11/18 at Ernakulam

Notice is hereby issued for the XXIVth Circle Conference of SNEA Kerala Circle to be held on 9th and 10th November 2018 at Hotel Highway Gardens, Ernakulam. As a prelude to the Circle Conference Pre-Circle Conference CEC will be held at Paulson Tourist Home, Ernakulam on 8th November 2018.
All Branches shall elect Delegates as per the provision of the Constitution and remit all Circle/CHQ Quota before the Conference. View Notice



18/09/2018: Circle News

CS writes to CGMT regarding Renewal of lease agreements with landlords of hired GSM BTS sites-suggestions in reducing OPEX View Letter


18/09/2018: Circle News

CS writes to CGMT regarding Filling up of vacant post in JTO cadre under Promotee quota of LICE JTO (T) VY 2015-2016 View Letter

Out of the 115 JTO vacancies for vy 2015-16 of Kerala Circle, results of only 106 candidates were declared and send (or being send) for training and 9 vacancies are said to be reserved against some petitioners who had approached Hon. CAT Ernakulum. In this connection it is brought to your kind attention that there is no order from Hon. CAT for reserving the post against the petitioners. BSNL Kerala circle also sought legal opinion on the matter and to our understanding that it was opined by the counsel that as there is no direction from the court the vaccines need not be reserved. Further the qualified candidates has expressed their readiness for submitting an undertaking to the effect that in the event of any orders from the Hon. Courts resulting reduction in vacancy they will not make any claim for appointment and consequential benefits.

Further it may be noted that the challenge by the litigants are against the JTO RR itself which was operated for the JTO vacancies 2013-14, 14-15, 15-16 and posted more than 3000 JTOs all over the various circles. Hence reserving 9 vacancies alone towards the applicants challenging the JTO Recruitment Rule 2014 is not meeting any requirement. Since BSNL has filled up the JTO vacancies provisionally pending court cases against the RR and the remaining 9 vacancies also may be filled as done for others.

It is also brought to your kind attention that out of the 430 JTOs post under DR quota sanctioned for Kerala Circle only 330 have joined and out of which more than 50 have already left the job there by resulting shortage of JTOs in the circle. The working strength of JTOs in the circle is less than 50% of the sanctioned strength. Hence filling up of vacant post not only meet the promotional aspirations of the candidates it will improve executive strength in the circle which will be more productive.

In this context, we humbly request your good self that necessary measures may be taken to fill up all the remaining 9 vacancies which are reserved in the name of court case.


14/09/2018: Circle News

CS writes to CGMT regarding the injustice meted to 2013 batch JAOs View Letter

In Kerala Circle, JAO Part-II Internal Competitive Examination (40% Quota) was held on December 2012 for the 101 notified vacancies. Out of this 101 vacancies, 61 vacancies were the carried over vacancies from the year 2010. However, the results were declared for only 40 vacancies as the remaining vacancies were withheld due to the case pending with the Hon. Supreme Court.

Some of the candidates who passed the 2012 Examination approached the Hon. CAT , Ernakulam and the court directed to declare the results of the withheld vacancies and send them for training. As per the court directions 34 of the eligible candidates were sent for Phase I training at RTTC, Trivandrum. However they were posted as Officiating JAOs. Again the candidates approached the court for getting a direction to post them as permanent JAOs as such they were posted as JAO on 22-3-2016. The same situation arised in Tamilnadu, Maharashtra, Bihar and Assam Circles. However, all the carried over vacancies from the year 2010 were filled in those Circles in 2013 itself. Unfortunately in the Kerala Circle, the carried over vacancies have not been filled on time, there by making the eligible candidates wait for 3 valuable years to getting their posting.

Now a precarious situation has been brewing out, as those JAOs who were posted in the year 2013 got promoted to Accounts Officers in the month of June 2018. Unfortunately the same batch JAOs who were posted in the year 2016 were rejected, not only their eligible promotion to Accounts Officers but also their inclusion in the gradation list. If they had been given the eligible training and posting along with the 40 candidates they would have got the promotion to Accounts Officers in the month of June 2018 itself. The training and posting were delayed due to the administrative laxity and justice was denied to the above mentioned 34 candidates.

In this context we humbly request your good self that necessary instructions may be given to the concerned to include these 34 candidates in the gradation list in proper place and their eligible promotion may be given at the earliest.


12/09/2018: Circle News

JTO(T) to SDE(T) Promotions: Circle office has released the details of missing APAR for processing of Screening Committee Report for the promotion from JTO(T) to SDE(T) on Seniority Cum Fitness quota. The SCRs has to be submitted to Corporate office before 20th Sep 2018. All District Secretaries are requested to pursue for the missing APARs for the timely submission of Assessment Sheet.
View Letter || Annex-1 || Annex-2


11/09/2018: CHQ News

RELAY HUNGER FAST at BSNLCO by CHQ Office Bearers, CSs, CPs etc from 24th September, 2018 onwards: All the CHQ OBs, CSs and CPs of all the Circles and other activists joining the RELAY HUNGER FAST is to reach Delhi by 23rd evening or 24the early morning. The RELAY HUNGER FAST will start exactly at 10.00 AM on 24.09.2018. Return journey can be decided later.


11/09/2018: CHQ News

GS, President, AGS and CS/MH Circle met Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD/BSNL on 11.09.2018 and held discussions on

a) DPE reply regarding E2 and E3 pay scales and DoT approval for it. We explained our meeting with Hon Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Shri Anant Geete on the issue. As per the instruction of Hon Minister, Assn will be meeting the Secretary/DPE for sending a modified reply from DPE. CMD assured to speak to the officers in DPE and DoT in this regard.

b) Cancellation of the transfer orders of the officers working for the new CDR tender. Two GMs working in ITPC and part of the CDR tender committee is transferred to irrelevant posts, jeopardizing the entire tender related work. They are the most efficient officers in the field and their presence in the tender committee and retention in the ITPC wing is in the best interest of the company. Such talented officers cannot be compared with other officers, we told CMD, requesting him to cancel the transfer order.


11/09/2018: CHQ News

GS, President, Chairman, AGS and CS/MH Circle met Shri Prabhash Singh, Member(Technology), DoT on 10.09.2018 and held discussions on allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL. Member(T) informed that the BSNL proposal is moving in the right direction in DoT and taken a positive shape now.


11/09/2018: CHQ News

GS, President, Chairman, AGS and CS/MH Circle met Shri Ravi Kant, Member(Services), DoT on 10.09.2018 and held discussions on Pension Revision for the BSNL pensioners as per Rule 37A of 1972 CCS Pension Rules. The pension revision is nothing to do with the pay revision of the serving BSNL employees and the pension is to be paid by the Govt. The entire amount of pension contribution is paid by BSNL to the Govt.

DoT sought the opinion of DoP&T to delink the pension revision from the pay revision of serving employees. DoP&T sought some more clarifications from DoT on the issue inorder to give their opinion. We requested Member(S) to expedite the reply to DoP&T and process the pension revision by taking it to the Cabinet as done during 2nd PRC. Member(S) assured to help in all possible ways and asked us to meet him after 10 days.


07/09/2018: CHQ News

SNEA announced the Trade Union programs w.e.f 24.09.2018 on the charter of demands and Trade Union Notice served on 27.08.2018.
Demands:

1. Notify and implement BSNL Executive promotion Policy Amendment & Recruitment Rules, 2017 (CPSU Cadre Hierarchy) w.e.f 01.07.2018 which is approved by the BSNL Board and solve the huge stagnation in different cadres. Bring Parity and Uniformity in promotions among equivalent cadres of different wings. All the existing vacancies in different cadres like SDE(T), CAO etc shall be filled notionally w.e.from 29.06.2018 as per the earlier rules.

2. Approval of E2 and E3 pay scales w.e.f. 01.01.2007 replacing the intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A for all the post 2007 recruited JTO/JAOs, SDE/AOs and equivalent cadres.

3. First Time Bound Financial Upgradation as per EPP-2007, uniformly after 4 years, instead of 4 to 6 years.

4. E1+5 increments for the post 2010 rect JTO/JAOs and equivalent cadres.

5. E1A and E2A scales notionally w.e.f. 01.10.2000 for the JTOs and SDEs in Civil, Electrical, TF, Arch, PA, PS etc and equivalent cadres.

6. Increase the DGM(T) posts, atleast by another 800 for maintaining a ratio 1:4 and filling up all the DGM(T) vacancies on regular basis.

Trade Union Programs:

I. 24th to 28th September, 2018: RELAY HUNGER FAST at BSNLCO by CHQ Office Bearers, CSs, CPs etc.

II. 01st October, 2018 onwards: INDEFINITE HUNGER FAST at BSNLCO by CHQ Office Bearers, CSs, CPs etc.

III. Lunch Hour Demonstration at Circle and SSA HQs on 24th & 27th September, 01st & 04th October etc.

IV. If the issues are not resolved, the indefinite Hunger Fast will be spread to Circle HQs and SSA HQs later on.

GS Notice to CMD/BSNL intimating Trade Union programms


07/09/2018: CHQ News

DoT reference to DPE on replacement of E1A and E2A scale with E2 and E3 scales.
It explains the damages made by the stand taken by one Association to the cadre and the advantage taken out of that by DoT, quoting their stand. DoT cleverly utilized their demand to scuttle the genuine demand for E2 and E3 scales in the name of cascading effect.

It also exposes the allegation made by another Association against SNEA that BSNL offered E2 pay scales for the JTO/JAOs recruited by BSNL at the time of absorption in BSNL but SNEA compromised for E1A scale.

SNEA consistently telling our beloved comrades that at the time of absorption BSNL offered E1 and E2 pay scales for JTO/JAO and SDE/AO equivalent cadres and SNEA demanded E2 and E3 scales respectively. As a result of very strong agitations in 2002 which paralysed the country, BSNL agreed for E1A and E2A scales.

Atleast now the truth has come out from the mouth of DoT itself. Letter || Annexure


07/09/2018: CHQ News

GS writes to Secretary, DPE regarding DoT reference to Dept Of Public Enterprises (DPE) regarding BSNL proposal for revision of the intermediary pay scales of 9850-250-14600 (E1A) and 11875-300-17275 (E2A) to the next higher standard pay scales of E2 and E3 for the JTO, SDE and equivalent Executives in BSNL w.e.f 01.01.2007, based on 2nd PRC recommendations.
GS letter to Secretary, DPE



DPE reply to DoT dated 29.08.2018 on replacement of E1A and E2A scales.
DPE reply to DoT


07/09/2018: CHQ News

JTO(T) to SDE(T) Promotions: The APAR/VC are received from ALTTC, A&N, BRBRAITT, BSNLCO, CG, ETR, GJ, HP, JKND, NE-II, NFS, UKD and WTR Circles only for SDE(T) promotion. Remaining Circles to send by 20.09.2018.
Reminder


07/09/2018: CHQ News

GS writes to CMD/BSNL: Deduction of Rs 200/- per member to meet the expenses of the All India Conference. Requested to issue suitable instructions to deduct the amount from the salary of SNEA members in the month of October, 2018.
GS letter to CMD


07/09/2018: CHQ News

Meeting with Hon. Cabinet Minister

GS, President, Chairman, AGS and Com M S Adasul, CS/ MH Circle met Hon Cabinet Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise Shri Anant Geete at New Delhi today, 07.09.2018 regarding approval of E2 and E3 pay scales and 3rd PRC implementation. Hon Minister assured to re-examine the reply by DPE and will arrange a meeting with Secretary, DPE to explain the entire matter.
Memorandum submitted to Hon Minister


07/09/2018: CHQ News

AO to CAO promotion:
The stay on promotion from AO to CAO promotion regarding catch up rule vacated today. BSNL CO initiated DPC process to issue the promotion orders on war footing.


06/09/2018: CHQ News

Generalization of FR22(1)(a)(1) without the restriction of FR 35 for the officiating JTOs:
Finally BSNL management decided to extend the benefits by generalising it. Recently Hon Supreme Court dismissed the SLP filed by BSNL against the Kerala HC judgement. DIR(HR) approved the proposal to implement the Hon Kerala HC judgement. The orders will be issued in a day or two.


05/09/2018: Circle News

Annual GB of Ernakulam BA was held at YMCA Hall, Ernakulam on 4/9/2018
Huge participation from members made the meeting very successful. Circle Leaders - CP Com.George Varghese, CS Com.Santhosh Kumar, CT Com.Premkumar, ACS Com.Ramana, CWC Member Com.Suresh Kumar addressed the meeting. Retirees were felicitated. The AGB unanimously elected the new Office Bearers. Congratulations..!! to all.

President - Com. Sabu.A.N
Secretary - Com.Joseph Lukose
Treasurer - Com.Santhosh.S



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04/09/2018: CHQ News

GS writes to Shri Anupam Shrivastava, Director(CM) regarding BSNL participation in the proposed tender for 3.78 lakhs Mobile connections with CUG for Indian Railways.
GS letter to DIR(CM)


02/09/2018: Circle News

CEC Meeting at SNEA Bhavan, Ernakulam on 02/08/2018:

The Circle Executive Committee meeting of SNEA Kerala Circle was held at SNEA Bhavan, Ernakulam on 2nd of Aug 2018. Circle President presided over the meeting. All Circle office bearers, District/Branch Secretaries and CEC members attended the meeting. Detailed deliberations on the various HR related issues and BSNL growth related issues were made during the sessions. Com Joseph Lukose, District Secretary, Ernakulam BA welcomed all to the CEC.

The CEC paid homage to the departed souls. Branch Secretary of Kasargod Com. Vinod.B expressed his condolences for Late Com.A.Sudhakara (former DE Kasargod) of Kannur BA. CEC observed a minute silence in the honour of the departed soul.

Com.George Varghese, Circle President in his presidential address to the CEC expressed that huge promotions happened in the last couple of months which were earlier blocked for many years due to various court cases. Promotion happened in almost all cadres. Around 12766 promotions happened all over India and out of which almost 1000 promotions were in Kerala Circle. Way back in 2004, when Deloitte Committee recommended for reduction of vacancies in HR Plan, we didn’t allow it. Now in the wake of upcoming CPSU CH, the vacancies were created by upgradation of posts and promotions were effected. The upgradation of posts was possible only because of the fact that BSNL Board approved CPSU Cadre Hierarchy wef 1/7/2018, made possible only due the sincere efforts of SNEA. Since the DPC may not bring parity in promotions of various cadres , it was suggested that further promotions may be achieved through CPSU CH at the earliest.

CP in his address talked about the pay parity and 22820 issue for the post 2007 recruitees. Had there was no 2nd PRC, these JTOs would have got better pay than what they are getting now. This issue is to be settled urgently as this pay loss is going to be multiplied manifold after implementation of the 3rd PRC. As per the advice of CHQ, CEC decided to file the EPF Pension case at circle level.

CP and the CEC appreciated Com.Suneer, DS Circle Office for his crucial role in arranging applicants to approach CAT Ernakulam to vacate the stay for the JAO to AO promotions.

Com Santhosh Kumar, Circle Secretary in his report explained the crucial role played by SNEA CHQ in completing the huge task of DPC promotions in a record time. CS acknowledged the unrest and criticism being received from various groups regarding promotions. Parity in promotion through CPSU CH is the main agenda of SNEA. Post based DPC promotions will lead to more litigations. CS informed that E2-E3 file has reached DPE for further processing. The 3rd PRC agitations conducted and we are now at fifth phase after various demonstrations, human chain and Sanchar Bhavan march in Feb 2018. CS reiterated that the Sanchar Bhavan March was the turning point and because of which the Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications held a positive meeting with all Unions and Associations of BSNL. CS also emphasized on the settlement of pending issues of 2nd PRC, 22820 issue, replacement of nonstandard payscales with standard E2-E3 payscales, EPF and GTI.

CEC deliberated on the following points:

1. Promotions in various streams and CPSU-Cadre Hierarchy
2. Pay loss to Post 2007 Recruitee JTOs and JAOs – 22820 issue
3. Replacement of non-standard payscales E1A and E2A with E2 and E3
4. EPF full pension option
5. GTI
6. 4G Spectrum
7. 3rd PRC
8. 30% SAB
9. Proposed Circle Conference: Last week of November 2018 is proposed. Fund Collection Rs1000/- for both Circle Conference as well as All India Conference is proposed to be collected from all members.
10. Exemption to Profit making Kerala Executives in Inter-Circle Transfers to North-East and other hard tenure areas. Sufficient staff promoted in all Circles, so Kerala should be exempted for transfer to tenure circles.
11. Mutual Transfer Cases
12. NOC for DR-JTOs
13. Unnecessary Transfer of SDE (Electrical), Wayanad.
14. Payment of Property Tax
15. Business class travel and LTC for ITS officers
16. White Elephants like WiFi Hotspots and NGN etc…


Our Young Comrades - Vivek Girijan (ENK), RahulRaj (QLN) and Udesh (STR ENK) presented 22820 issue in the CEC for resolution and expressed the discontent among the BSNL recruits for not incorporating the demands of 2nd PRC left out issues like standard pay scale and 30%SAB in the charter of demand of AUAB during last Hunger Strike program.

Members pointed out the Mal-propaganda being made by some section against SNEA mainly:

1. Delay in List 8 SDE to DE promotion.
2. Resentment among finance wing.
3. JTO to SDE promotion LDCE and SCF.
4. Pay loss to post 2007 JTOs.


1. Delay in List 8 SDE to DE promotion: It was explained in the meeting that those who are now complaining against the delay in promotion of List 8 SDEs were nowhere in the picture when the entire promotions were stalled. In fact one group now vehemently demanding promotion of BR who are included in List 8 were the same group who approached CAT Chennai, High court of Madras and finally got stay on SDE to DE promotion from CAT Ernakulam. It was only by the timely intervention of SNEA by impleading in the case by engaging Senior lawyer the stay could be vacated and the promotions were made. Now JTOs recruited after 2000 could find a place in list8 only because of the role played by SNEA in 2007 by incorporating the SDE vacancy year of 2005-06 for LDCE by a corrigendum. In fact the AIGETOA was against LDCE, they were busy in denouncing and calling for boycotting the Exam. as per their decisions many including their General secretary himself did not appear in the exam. Only SNEA prepared the study material and conducted class for the Exam. SNEA only can claim the paternity for the birth of BRs in list 8 and the demand of some group who were totally against their birth for their SDE promotion is really shameful.

Further though there was only 1700 DE posts vacant we were able make promotions against complete list 6&7 so as to avoid any litigation regarding seniority among the SDEs in list 6&7 because of contradictory judgment from Hon. Supreme Court. This creation of additional post by up gradation was made feasible only because SNEA could get the approval of CPSU CH by the BSNL board in which the number of DE posts are agreed to be increased to nearly 9500( for promoting all SDEs with 12 years of Service).

In the meeting some members pointed out that if the list 6&7 can be taken together why not list 8 also which also contain both SCF and LDCE candidates. It was explained that the contradictory judgment from Hon. Supreme Court was pertaining to SDEs belonging to list 6&7 and we were able to compel the Management to create as much post at least to cover List 6&7 so as to avoid contempt . Any how the Association is trying to get more promotions in all cadres and streams either by up gradation or through CPSU CH which will results a permanent solutions to issue of stagnation. By the last promotions JTOs of 1978 to 1992 are promoted considerably reducing the huge back log in promotion of those waiting further which is a remarkable achievement for all including those promoted and waiting for AGM.

2. Resentment among finance wing: In the meeting it was explained that SNEA is a common platform for all cadres and streams and it want justice to all. SNEA did not wait for a moment when JAO to AO promotion was stayed. It got impleaded by spending money and energy by producing relevant documents to get the stay vacated in spite of the fact the claim of applicants for promotion along with their batch mates were fully Justified . But SNEA can not accept a situation which will stall the entire promotions. As far as AO to CAO promotions, SNEA stands for the same and only demanded that if additional posts are created for CAO the same may be done in respect of other streams also. We cannot ignore the plight of executives in other streams.

3. JTO to SDE promotion LDCE & SCF: It is propagated that the dealy in LDCE posting was due to the stand of SNEA. But the fact is the delay in implementing SDE promotion under LDCE was on account of court case on reservation and delay in amendment to SDE RR incorporating ratio between SCF & LDCE. During that period not only SDE promotions all promotions wherein reservation was involved was pending. Once Supreme Court granted permission for allowing reservation on promotion through an interim order, promotion became feasible in all cadres. AS far as SDE promotions are concerned both LDCE and SCF became feasible by the approval of SDE RR amendment. No one had any role or could have been any role in this matter since the case was before Hon. Supreme Court. No one can be blamed for the delay nor can make any claim for the release of the order. SNEA can very well say that we have not approached any court unlike other Associations for stopping any promotions.

The AIEL prepared for promotion from JTO to SDE was challenged by AIGETOA since 2012 initially at CAT Chandigarh then in CAT Chennai, CAT Ernakulam. In all, the cases were dismissed and they have filed appeal in Hon. High Court of Kerala (3 appeals). In the process no promotions from JTO to SDE could be held from 2012 onwards.
In all the cases they have demanded:

1. Seniority from 1996 onwards, when they were not born in the cadre or even became eligible to be recruited.
2. Training center marks should not be the criteria for fixation of seniority it should be based on date of joining.
3. There should be 1:1 ratio among Promotees and DR, in the JTO AIEL.


Now they are demanding 1:1 ratio in promotions from JTO to SDE which is self destructive as the number of DR are more than the PR after 2000. As results of recent Ernakulam H.C order the AIEL has to be re-casted and due the confusion created by the order the Applicants ( members of AIGETOA) them self who were demanding date of joining as the criteria for reckoning seniority is now demanding to consider the training center mark as the criteria. It is only because of the direction obtained by AIGETOA for recasting of the existing AIEL the delay in JTO to SDE promotions are resulted in spite of available vacancies of around 5000 under SCF and 2500 in LDCE. AS the matter is getting delayed SNEA is trying its level best to promote all JTOs with 5 year service as per CPSU CH under which no seniority issue is involved w..e.f 1-7-2018. The CHQ has proposed to protect the seniority of those who would have been eligible for promotion against the available vacancy prior 1-7-2018 . WE hope good sense will prevail and promotion of all can be availed and seniority issue if any can be sorted out later.

The meeting also reported that AIGETOA is now approaching promotee JTOs also for their membership. Their opportunistic and contradictory stand for existence is exposed in all counts. They have no vision towards BSNL survival.
1.Initially according to them All those other than B.Tech Graduate JTOs recruited by BSNL are illiterate.

2. All promotees are useless and to be send under CRS/VRS? By Supporting such Policies, they are unknowingly gets trapped to the cunning management policies to reduce the number of employees by any means. (As a responsible Association, what should be the criteria? Whether to Support CRS/VRS or Oppose the move, Let them think and take a Wise Decision)

3. They joined with promotee Association during MV, and derailed the move of E2-E3 implementation by demanding Cascading in Pay upto E7. (Let their Members analyze that whether such move was beneficial to any BSNL Recruits).

4. Only Engg graduates are eligible for AGM promotion:- In the format of an Association, Just Analyze this utopian policy suggested by BSNL Management having Recruited JTOs with Diploma, Degree and BTech, Then suddenly how a Management can just forget the Past Recruitment and go for a New Policy to promote only BTech Graduate. If it is accepted, tomorrow, Management may come with New Qualification like MTech, MBA or PhD for Promotions. This is why SNEA always demanding for the policies to accommodate all Executives irrespective of Qualifications.

5. Tower company formation is for betterment of BSNL…. It was surprised that even the Top Circle Leaders of AIGETOA was supporting Tower Company formation. As per them delinking entire Passive Mobile Service Infrastructure from the Main Stream will give more momentum to the company, but they not even thinking that this was the trap of Management and Government to impose the divide and Rule Policy for destabilizing the Strong Unity among BSNL Employees which gave Life to this mighty PSU from Disinvestment and implementing New Projects when Government tried to derail many Tenders. (Surprisingly AIGETOA is not part of any such former historic Struggles and now a days just signing the Agitation Letters just for the Name sake).

6. They brought stay on JTO to SDE promotion and SDE to DE promotion and now crying for JTO to SDE and SDE to DE promotion. After delaying the Regular promotions from JTO to SDE for almost 6 years through Different Courts, Now they are acting as the Chief coordinators for giving promotions. And they are not even applying their mind that if there were no Cases, all the Promotions would have happened much before for all those completed eligible Services in respective Cadres.

7. They are demanding promotion to CAO for a 2003 recruitee promoted as in 2015 and stopped promotion for 2001 recruited JTO.

8. They don't have even a constitution for their Association approved by BSNL

9. They didn't had any role while all Assn and Unions had struggled for ITS repatriation to ensure an accountable BSNL managements.


4. Pay loss to post 2007 JTOs and standard pay scale of E2 & E3: This is one of the very serious issue which is resulting huge pay loss to post 2007 recruited JTOs. It is more disheartening that on account of a pay revision the employees are at loss. While we have to accept as a failure in the delay in resolving the issue, but only because of the pragmatic and selfless stand of SNEA the issue could not be buried during the course of last 10 years. While all other Association has demanded a share of the pie in the event of revising the pay scale the bold and practical decision of SNEA to avoid cascading impact on pay scale forced the BSNL management to accept and recommend E2,E3 pay scale for JTOs and SDEs. We are continuously after it by our follow up with DOT, DOPT, DOE, DPE in addition to the PR activity with the various Ministries. We are aware that even if E2 &E3 is approved, there will be much gap between JTOs who joined before 2007 and after 2007 which is to be further redressed. While some group was only concentrated on fixation of pay with 30% fitment benefit for all 2005 batch JTOs ignoring the interest of the cadres as a whole with the very decisive involvement of SNEA as an interim measure 5 increments were granted and the presidential orders with E1&E2 pay scales are not allowed to notify in BSNL. WE will continuously struggle till justice is extended to these young comrades.

The Meeting decided to conduct general body meeting at Branch/SSA level with the participation of Circle office bearers in the month of Aug/Sep.

The meeting passed following resolutions:

1. Parity and uniform promotional avenues: Our demand for parity and uniform promotional avenues for all Executives in different streams and to give promotion to all eligible Executives numbering about 18500 to Manager, Sr.Manager, AGM and Jt.DGM grades is to be materialised without any delay. If any delay from the part of Management, we should launch agitational programs immediately. We, Kerala Circle is fully behind the CHQ and are ready for any organisational programs in this regard.

2. Long stay Transfer of DE/SDE: It is learnt that Corporate Office has initiated the process to prepare the Long stay list of SDEs/DEs to fill the Circles where SDE/DEs are in shortage. We are of the opinion that recently sufficient numbers of SDE/DEs were promoted in almost every Circle. Ever since the formation of BSNL, Kerala Circle has been maintaining the status of numero uno in the profit making Circles in India and the present working strength of Kerala Circle is less than 50% of the sanctioned Strength. In this context, we strongly protest against any move to transfer executives from Kerala Circle to other Circles. We request CHQ to take prompt measures to avoid the transfer of Executives from Kerala Circle otherwise it will seriously affect the morale of the executives of Kerala circle and the profit earning capacity and the efficiency of Kerala Circle.

3. Pay loss to post 2007 JTO/JAOs: On implementation of 2nd PRC w.e.f. 01.01.2007, the initial basic pay of JTO/JAOs of 2007 and 2008 batch were fixed at Rs. 19020 (E1 + 5 increments) in the revised provisional pay scale of E1. The initial pay of remaining batch of JTO/JAOs is fixed at Rs 16400 (minimum of E1). These Executives are facing huge pay loss vis-à-vis other Executives who joined one day prior to 01.01.2007. In case the 2nd pay revision had not implemented, their pay would have been much higher in E1 A scale, comparing to the present pay. So we urge the CHQ that utmost priority should be given to take up the issue at the appropriate level and resolve the issue at the earliest.

4. 30% SAB: The CEC unanimously decided that we have to continue our effort to increase the contribution of Superannuation Benefits to full 30%. The meeting also expressed its frustration in not including this item of BSNL recruits who are not having any Pensionary benefit while pension revision was one of the demand in the call given by AUAB.

5. GTI: Expedite the implementation of Group Term Insurance in BSNL as in the cases of untimely death, families of employees are facing hardships. Hence we request to the CHQ that intense pressure should be given to the management for implementing GTI at the earliest.

6. Pay fixation of Offg JTOs: It is observed that the pay of some JTOs who have been officiating earlier was refixed in some BAs and the Basic Pay was drastically reduced due to the refixation. CEC decided to take up the matter with administration and also decided to provide legal remedy to the affected Executives if required.

7. EPF Full Pension: As per the advice of CHQ, CEC decided to file the EPF Pension case at circle level.

8. Proposed Circle Conference: Last week of November 2018 is proposed. Fund Collection Rs1000/- for both Circle Conference as well as All India Conference is proposed to be collected from all members.


01/09/2018: Circle News

Inter-Circle Mutual Transfer Cases in JTO Cadre:Congratulations..!! Finally Administration has cleared all the pending mutual transfer requests in the JTO cadre. We were pursuing these cases for a long time. We thank Administration for taking a positive step in this regard which will benefit both officials as well as Company.
Orders-1 || Orders-2 || Orders-3 || Orders-4 || Orders-5 || Orders-6


01/09/2018: Circle News

Congratulations..!! to all JTO Trainees (DR, LICE & Officiating) for successfully completing field training and getting appointed as JTOs SNEA Kerala wholeheartedly welcomes all to the Executive fraternity and best wishes for the glorious career ahead.
View DR-JTO orders || LICE JTOs || Offtg JTOs


31/08/2018: Circle News

Congratulations..!! to all DR-JAO Trainees for completing the first six weeks of Phase-1 training (6+4+1 weeks) and heading to the next four weeks practical field training View Orders


30/08/2018: CHQ News

GS writes to Hon Prime Minster: For the Revival of BSNL, first and foremost requirement is to fill up all the three vacant functional Director posts in BSNL, Director(Finance), Director(CFA) and Director(CM) on urgent basis. BSNL is having just two functional Directors, out of five. Director (Finance) post is vacant since December 2013, for almost five years. BSNL growth and revival is seriously affected as the decision making in BSNL is getting badly delayed and seriously affected due to the prolonged vacancy of these crucial Director level posts.

GS letter to Hon. Prime Minister


30/08/2018: CHQ News

Implementation of Hon Ernakulam High Court order on pay fixation under FR22(1)(a)(1) without the restriction of FR 35 for the officiating JTOs.

The SLP filed by BSNL against the Hon Ernakulam High Court order on pay fixation under FR22(1)(a)(1) without the restriction of FR 35 for the officiating JTOs was dismissed recently.

GS and AGS met GM(Estt) and held discussion regarding the implementation of High Court order by generalizing it. Before filing the SLP in the Hon Supreme Court, we requested management to implement the High Court order but management gone ahead with the SLP. GM(Estt) informed that a proposal to implement the Hon Ernakulam High Court order is moved by the Estt section for the approval of Competent authority.

Later on we met CGM(Legal) in this regard and requested to clear the proposal of Estt section.

SNEA filed the case at PCAT New Delhi, which allowed pay fixation under FR22(1)(a)(1) without the restriction of FR 35 for the SNEA members subject to the final outcome of the Ernakulam High Court order.

GS letter to DIR(HR)


29/08/2018: Circle News

An amount of Rs. 2.15 Crores collected from BSNL Employees handed over to Sri. Pinarayi Vijayan Chief Minister of Kerala in the presence of AUAB Leaders.



29/08/2018: Circle News

CS writes to CGMT regarding Installation of CPAN NOC at Ernakulam co-located at Panampilly Nagar
View Letter
It is learnt that a NOC for the CPAN Kerala is going to be established in Kerala Circle shortly. The main consumer for the CPAN network is Mobile Services and hence it is better to commission the proposed NOC at Panampilly nagar TE under the control of Mobile Services wing. Sufficient space and furniture is available in the adjacent area to the ongoing integrated OMCR room in second floor of Panampilly nagar Telephone Exchange. To our understanding to begin with, one staff each from RP.Installation and OMCR wings can be marked for the proposed CPAN NOC if it is collocated with OMCR Panampilly nagar. More staff can be attached from MS installation wing when the ongoing MS expansion phase is completed. If the CPAN NOC is co-located with OMCR which is manned round the clock, continuous communication can be ensured between these units to resolve the issues arising from packet flooding etc in an effective manner . Ernakulam being a centralised location, operations and manning the station will be most convenient to any other locations.


29/08/2018: CHQ News

GS, President and AGS met Shri Anupmam Shrivatava, CMD, BSNL on 28.08.2018 and held discussion on:

a) Notification of Uniform Time Bound Functional Promotion Policy w.e.f 01.07.2018 as assured by CMD and DIR repeatedly. Inspite of repeated assurances by CMD and DIR (HR) that the new promotion policy will be notified w.e.f 01.07.2018, the notification is not yet issued. Thousands of Executives, numbering about 18,500 are waiting for the promotion. The strong resentment among the Executives on the delay tactics of the management conveyed to CMD. CMD reassured that it will be notified w.e.f 01.07.2018 as assured by the management.

Further CMD informed that as and when the file reaches him from DIR(HR), he will approve the notification. The proposal is still with DIR(HR). It is come to know that the entire delay is from DIR(HR) side who had taken all the efforts to get the proposal approved by the BSNL Board.

CMD assured to speak to DIR(HR) and expedite the notification. We informed CMD that we cannot wait indefinitely as several assurances on notification was given by CMD and DIR(HR).

b) DPE reply on the querry from DoT on E2 and E3 scales:
We requested the intervention of CMD and to speak to Secretary or Addl Secretary, DPE in this regard. CMD assured that he will speak to Addl Sec in a day or two to ensure that DPE is sending a positive reply to DoT. GM(Estt) is already instructed to meet the DPE officials, CMD informed.


29/08/2018: CHQ News

Developments in DPE on E2 and E3 pay scales:

GM(Estt) and DGM(Estt) met Shri Agrim Kaushal, Advisor(Jt Sec)/DPE on 28.08.2018 and explained the pay scale issue to them. During absorption, DoT approved E1A, E2A, E3, ---E6 pay scales for the Executives, those recruited by BSNL as well as absorbed from DoT. However, on implementation of 2nd PRC, DoT issued the PO on 28.03.2017, lowering the pay scales from E1A to E1 and E2A to E2, contrary to the recommendation of BSNL. DoT took a stand that E1 and E2 are the pay scales applicable for the Executives recruited/promoted by BSNL after its formation. E1A and E2A are applicable only applicable for those absorbed from DoT.

GM(Estt) informed GS that he explained to DPE that only E1A and E2A scales are implemented in BSNL and there is no E1 or E2 pay scales. After 2nd PRC, BSNL recommended E2 and E3 pay scales replacing E1A and E2A. The affordability clause is to be considered as per the DPE guidelines based on the PBT for the year 2007-08. By the DoT order, two pay scales are applicable for one cadre, E1A and E1 scales which is not permissible.

Earlier SNEA met CMD and DIR(HR) and requested to a senior officer to DPE to explain and pursue the matter. On their instruction, GM(Estt) met the concerned officers in DPE.


29/08/2018: CHQ News

Committee meeting on Group Term Insurance (GTI)

A meeting of the Committee on GTI held on 28.08.2018 in which SBI Life given their final premium quote of Rs 1.42 per thousand for a coverage of 50 lakhs for the age group 18-50. No medical is required for them except a self declaration. For the age group above 50, premium will be Rs 6.98. Medical is compulsory for them GST will be additional.

From our side we demanded further reduction of premium. It is decide to finalise it by next week and the next meeting is scheduled for next week.


27/08/2018: CHQ News

GS writes to CMD BSNL with charter of demands:Association will be forced to restart Trade Union Actions under most compelling circumstances due to total indifference and neglect to address legitimate and just HR issues by BSNL management, pending for years together.

Demands:

1. Notify and implement BSNL Executive promotion Policy Amendment & Recruitment Rules, 2017 (CPSU Cadre Hierarchy) w.e.f 01.07.2018 which is approved by the BSNL Board and solve the huge stagnation in different cadres. Bring Parity and Uniformity in promotions among equivalent cadres of different wings. All the existing vacancies for which DPC work initiated may be filled notionally from 29.06.2018 as per the earlier rules.

2. Approval of E2 and E3 pay scales w.e.f. 01.01.2007 replacing the intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A for all the post 2007 recruited JTO/JAOs, SDE/AOs and equivalent cadres.

3. First Time Bound Financial Upgradation as per EPP-2007, uniformly after 4 years, instead of 4 to 6 years.

4. E1+5 increments for the post 2010 rect JTO/JAOs and equivalent cadres.

5. E1A and E2A scales notionally w.e.f. 01.10.2000 for the JTOs and SDEs in Civil, Electrical, TF, Arch, PA, PS etc and equivalent cadres.

6. Increase the DGM(T) posts, atleast by another 800 for maintaining a ratio 1:4 and filling up all the DGM(T) vacancies on regular basis.


Charter of demands


25/08/2018: CHQ News

Meeting between AUAB and the CMD BSNL
As per the decision taken in 23rd August meeting of the AUAB, the leaders of the AUAB met Shri Anupam Shrivastava,CMD BSNL, today. Com.P.Abhimanyu,GS, BSNLEU, Com.Chandeswar Singh, GS, NFTE, Com.P.Padmanabha Rao, AGS, SNEA, Com.Ravi Shil Verma, GS, AIGETOA, Com.Mallikarjuna, President, BSNL MS, Com.R.Prasad, AGS, ATM and Com. H.P.Singh, Dy.GS, BSNLOA and conveyed to deduct one days basic pay from the willing employees and to send the same to the Kerala Chief Ministers Disaster Relief Fund.

The leaders expressed their deep anguish to the CMD BSNL, about the non-implementation of the assurances given by the Honorable MoS (C), on wage revision, pension revision, pension contribution and allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL. The leaders demanded the CMD BSNL to arrange a meeting between the AUAB and the Secretary, DoT. A letter of the AUAB in this regard, was also handed over to the CMD BSNL. Detailed discussion took place between the leaders and the CMD BSNL, on all the issues. The meeting lasted for 50 minutes. The leaders expressed their deep concern that time was running out fast, and that expeditious actions need to be taken to settle the wage revision without delay. On the issue of Superannuation benefits of the DR employees, the leaders demanded that expeditious action should be taken to increase Managements contribution to the Pension Fund. On all the issues, CMD BSNL shared the concern of the leaders and assured to take necessary action.

AUAB Writes:
1. To CMD - Requesting Meeting with Secretary, DOT Click Here
2. To CMD - Employee Contributions to Kerala Click Here
3. To Secretary, DOT - Requesting Review Meeting Click Here


25/08/2018:

Let's celebrate this Onam by bringing help to those among us who are suffering. More than a million of our people are in relief camps. We have together survived the worst disaster in our state's history. Let us also set an example in rebuilding efforts.



24/08/2018: Circle News

Meeting with DOT Secretary, Smt Aruna Sundararajan at Trivandrum:

View Memorandum || View Response

Representatives of All Unions and Associations of BSNL, Kerala Circle met DOT Secretary, Smt Aruna Sundararajan on 24/8/2018 at Trivandrum and submitted a memorandum related to the following issues:

1. Extending Financial Support to BSNL Kerala to rebuild its infrastructure lost due to the unprecedented torrential rains and floods.
2. Financial Assistance to BSNL Employees who lost their homes and properties due to Floods:

DOT secretary responded positively in the above issues and assured that the matter would be considered sympathetically.

3. 3rd PRC for BSNL Employees with full 15% fitment:
DOT Secretary replied that Hon’ble MOC is favourable to extend 3rd PRC to BSNL employees, DOT also moving in the same direction and waiting for approval from Finance.

4. Abandon the move for Tower Subsidiary Company formation:
Secretary opined that the decision was taken to support BSNL. She agreed to examine the concern raised by us in this regard. She specifically mentioned that after Defence, Communication is the next strategic department, therefore BSNL will not be disinvested.

5. Allotment of 4G spectrum:
Secretary assured that 4G spectrum will be allotted to BSNL within one or two months’ time.

6. Pension contribution and revision:
Secretary informed that it is under active consideration of DOT.


Secretary appreciated the tremendous work done by the BSNL Employees in maintaining/restoration of the services which were affected due to the natural calamities in Kerala. She opined that BSNL Kerala is a model Circle for others.

CGMT Dr.PT.Mathew, CCA Shri.D.Manoj, Sr.DDG Smt.SK.Radha, DDG Shri V.Raghunandan, GM Shri.JyothiSankar were also present in the meeting.


24/08/2018: Kerala Floods

SNEA Feels Proud of Seetha

We feel proud of Comrade Com.L.Seetha SDE(Coml),Trivandrum who is a SNEA member for Donating One Full Month Salary to Kerala Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund


Hats off to you Comrade Seetha !



24/08/2018: CHQ News

XXX All India Conference of SNEA notified.
AIC will be held at Ludhiana on 28-30, November 2018.....
View Notice.


24/08/2018: CHQ News

JTO to SDE promotion case at Ernakulam:
BSNL filed review petition in the Hon Ernakulam High Court against the order dated 05.06.2018 quashing the AIEL of direct recruits and excess promotees based on training centre marks as the inter-se seniority criteria. Hon HC ordered to fix the inter-se seniority of direct recruits and excess promotees as per date of joining/promotion.

In the review petition BSNL pleaded for:
1. Restoration of training center marks for fixing the inter-se seniority among direct rects,
2. Restoration of rect year concept and
3. Deletion of the reference in the HC order that excess promotion is there from 1995 onwards instead of 2001 onwards.

Once the review petition is allowed and trg centre marks is restored, we will be able to expedite the JTO to SDE promotion.
We hope that the applicants who are AIGETOA activists will not oppose the review petition to restore the trg centre marks and help to issue promotion orders.


22/08/2018: CHQ News

Dear Comrades,
The next All India Conference(AIC) will be held at Ludhiana, Punjab, from 28th to 30th November, 2018 (Dr Manmohan Singh, Auditorium, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana). The Pre-AIC, CWC Meeting will be held on 27.11.2018.


Circles/SSAs/Branches not having held their respective Conferences within time frame stipulated in the constitution must hold their conferences immediately to be eligible to attend AIC.

The delegate election should be done by the Branches/Divisions/Districts/SSAs immediately by convening the General Body meetings after notifying it, so that reservations can be done by the delegates. The number of delegates should be elected as per the provisions of the constitution (01 delegate for every 30 members or part thereof being not less than 20, subject to a minimum of one per Branch/Division/District/SSA. CHQ Office bearers, CSs and CWC members shall be ex-officio delegates). All the trains to Jammu and Amritsar will pass through Ludhiana. From Chandigarh/ Ambala Cantonment/ New Delhi, lot of conveyance is available.

For the delegates, accommodation will be available from 27.11.2018 A/N to 01.12.2018 F/N. For the CWC members, accommodation will be available from 26.11.2018 A/N to 01.12.2018 F/N.

Considering the huge expenditure, the delegate fee is retained as Rs 1,250 per delegate, as in the last AIC. Observers are not allowed.


21/08/2018: Kerala Floods

SNEA Feels Proud of Fathima

We feel proud of Comrade Com.L.Fathima JAO,Trivandrum who is a SNEA member for Donating One Full Month Salary to Kerala Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund


Com. L.FATHIMA, is a 2015 batch Direct Recruited JAO. She is physically challenged and can come to office only with the help of her mother. Her father is a daily wage employee & fighting cancer. Why we are saying this is no one  shall think she is donating  because she can afford it. Life has given adversities to her and this is the way she pays back.

Hats off to you Comrade Fathima !



19/08/2018: Kerala Floods

Stand with Kerala - Donate for Flood Relief:
SNEA Kerala Circle has taken initiative for flood relief works. Those who are interested to donate the money, they can contribute to the following SNEA account of SNEA, Kerala. This money will be exclusively used for the relief works for the flood affected people either by contributing to the Chief Ministers relief Fund or providing relief materials to various relief camps.

Name of A/C: SANCHAR NIGAM EXECUTIVES ASSOCIATION.
A/C No: 204101010005031.
Bank: VIJAYA BANK, TRIVANDRUM MAIN BRANCH.
IFSC Code: VIJB0002041.



18/08/2018: CHQ News

Meeting with Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD, BSNL: GS and AGSs Com Padmanabha Rao and Chandrasekhar met CMD on 17.8.2018 and discussed the following issues:

a) Natural calamities in Kerala: We appraised CMD about the unprecedented flood situation in Kerala which affected the life of thousands of people. Large number of Exchanges and more than 1000 BTSs are down. More than 3 lakhs people are evacuated and shifted to about 3000 temporary relief camps. Almost all the Districts are affected. Our employees are working day and night to restore the services.
As requested by our CS, Kerala, BSNL made mobile services free, but for most affected four revenue districts. We further requested to extend free mobile services for other revenue districts of Kerala state and also for free calls from landline of Kerala Circle. SNEA suggested to contribute one day salary for the relief works in consultation with all concerned.

b) Notification of CPSU Hierarchy: Assn pointed out that management given repeated assurances to notify the promotion policy w.e.f 01.07.2018 but so far notification not issued. There is huge resentment among the Executives on the abnormal delay. CMD assured early notification after discussing with DIR HR on Monday.

c) Procurement of OLT for FTTH connections: We requested to authorise SSA heads to purchase OLT for providing the FTTH connections. OLT available for 30000 to 40000 rupees in the market. This will help providing connection immediately. CMD agreed to consider the case and asked us to have further discussion with DIR CFA.


16/08/2018: CHQ News

Meeting in DPE regarding the DoT clarification on E2 and E3 scales: GM(Estt) and DGM(Estt) will be meeting the DPE officers today, 17.08.2018 to appraise the issue in details. BSNL will be focussing the fact that there is no E1 or E2 scales in BSNL and the pay scales approved by DoT/DPE and implemented in BSNL is only E1A and E2A, they informed. For second PRC, the PBT for the year 2007-08 has to be considered. BSNL recommend E2 and E3 scales, not E1 and E2.


16/08/2018: CHQ News

Meeting with GM(Pers) on 16.08.2018: GS and AGS met GM(Pers) and held discussions on the following subjects.

Uniform First Time Bound Promotion after 4 years: In continuation of the agenda meeting, the major anomaly in first Time Bound Promotion for the JTO/JAO equivalent cadres recruited between 1993 to 2001 discussed further. BSNLCO collected the details of the fist TB promotions from the Circles and the report from most of the Circles received. It was decided earlier to process the case after the approval of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy. Since CPSU Cadre Hierarchy is already approved, discussions were held to process the matter on urgent basis. After discussion, it was decided that to compile the data received from the Circles and process it immediately. Appropriate directions are given to the concerned section also immediately.

Parity in promotions and notification of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy from 01.07.2018: We stressed the need for immediate actions on the matter as thousands of Executives, due for promotion are waiting. Only part of the Executives eligible for promotion through CPSU Cadre Hierarchy are got the promotions in the recent DPCs, remaining are waiting. About 18500 Executives are waiting for promotions. The court cases are again delaying the promotions for which vacancies are available. GM(Pers) informed that the proposals are with DIR(HR) and CMD and so far no direction received by Pers section in this regard. We expressed our strong resentment in the delay tactics of BSNL management on most of the HR issues and informed GM(Pers) that Association will be compelled to go for agitations if results are not visible in few days.

Filing review petition and the contempt case at Ernakulam: BSNL is expected to file the review petition today, 16.08.2018 in the Hon Ernakulam HC on the judgment dated 05.06.2018 against 1) quashing the method of fixation of inter-se seniority of direct rects and excess promotes as training centre marks and the direction to fix the inter-se seniority based on date of appointment/promotion and 2) some mention in the judgment that excess promotion is there from 1995 onwards where as the diversion and excess promotion taken place only from 2001 to 2007. The review petition is filing to modify the judgment for 1) restoring the criteria to fix the inter-se seniority as training centre marks and 2) modify the mention of excess promotion from 1995 onwards to 2001 onwards, GM(Pers) informed. Earlier Esst section, the cadre controlling authority of JTO cadre, given its opinion to take appropriate legal action to restore training centre marks as the criteria to decide the inter-se seniority of direct rect JTOs and by following date of appointment/promotion as directed by the Hon HC, even the rect year concept will be broken. Based on the opinion of Estt section, review petition is being filed. AGM(Legal) also present in the meeting.

The mention of excess promotion from 1995 onwards at one place is the main contention in the contempt petition. BSNL filed a writ petition in the Hon HC against the contempt petition in the CAT which come up for hearing today and the arguments will continue tomorrow, 17.08.2018. The jurisdiction of HC over the contempt petition in the CAT is debated.

Restoration of Circle break on Soft tenure posting: In continuation of the discussions with DIR(HR) few days back, the proposal for Circle break is under process. DIR(HR) made some observations in the file. With the comments of Pers section it will be resubmitted.


16/08/2018: Circle News

In the wake of unprecedented floods in Kerala Circle, Circle Secretary suggested the following points to CGMT and requested to take immediate steps:

1. Kerala is facing unprecedented floods almost in all districts owing to the torrential rains lashing for the last 2 weeks. Lot of Exchanges are down due to the fury of monsoon. In this juncture it is requested that frequent Webinars and meetings may be avoided so that the employees can fully concentrate on restoration of communication facility at the earliest which is the need of the hour at this juncture as it is inevitable to carry the relief works smoothly. Wide spread resentment is brewing among Executives that the frequent Webinars curb their valuable time to utilise for developmental activities.

2. Requested CGMT to take appropriate measures to extend the validity of those Mobile customers whose validity has expired and also give minimum amount to the customers for those who have ZERO balance in their account. It is also requested to give free calls to our LL customers for the next few days. It is the need of hour. Also contacted GM(S&M) Shri. Jyothi Shankar and requested to take immediate steps in this regard.


15/08/2018: Circle News

Circle President Com.George Varghese suggested CGMT and PGM(F) for requesting KSEB, not to disconnect power supply to BSNL Exchanges and BTS in case of delay in payment of Electricity Bills:

While BSNL is trying its level best even in no power supply area by procuring diesel to restore Communication during the disaster, KSEB is disconnecting power supply to BTS and Telephone exchange even for one day delay in payment.
BSNL has provided all services requested by state government for relief work without waiting for any formality even without formal application. KSEB may be requested not to disconnect power supply to BSNL Exchanges and BTSs. The matter was brought to the notice of CGMT and PGM Finance.

The matter was also brought to the notice of EKM, IDK disaster cell in collectorate. It was told that, In case of power disconnection it may be brought to the notice of disaster cell for their intervention.

With the help of Com Latheesh, CEC member from Calicut, the matter was brought to the notice of Sri.M.V.Jayarajan, Political Secretary to Chief Minister of Kerala. He has assured that the matter will be brought to the notice of CMD KSEB. Accordingly now it is ordered as follows:

"All are requested to abstain from disconnecting power supply of BSNL offices for nonpayment CC until further orders - Directions from CMD KSEB"

We thank to Com.M.V.Jayarajan for his timely intervention. We also thank Com.Latheesh, our CEC member (Calicut) who made significant contribution to this cause.


15/08/2018:




14/08/2018: Circle News

Meeting with CGMT:
Circle Leaders of All Unions & Associations of BSNL, Kerala Circle met CGMT today afternoon and submitted a letter based on the decisions taken on 13/8/2018 at P&T House to extend a helping hand to the flood hit people of Kerala by donating one day basic pay to the Chief Ministers’ Relief Fund. We appealed to the CGMT, to take necessary action to recover the amount from the salary of the employees.
View Letter submitted to CGMT

We thank CGMT Kerala for his immediate positive response...View CGMs Appeal to all Employees




13/08/2018: Circle News

Meeting of All Unions & Associations of BSNL, Kerala Circle was held at P&T House, Trivandrum on 13/8/2018. Circle Leaders of SNEA, BSNLEU, AIBSNLEA, AIGETOA, SEWA BSNL, NFTE, NUBSNLW participated in the meeting and unanimously decided to extend a helping hand to the flood hit people of Kerala by donating one day basic pay to the Chief Ministers’ Relief Fund.
View Minutes of the meeting




13/08/2018: CHQ News

Committee meeting on Group Term Insurance (GTI) with SBI Life: The committee consisting of GM(Estt), GM(Restg), GM(SR) and GM(CA) held negotiations with SBI Life. SNEA also invited by the committee during the discussion. The rate quoted by SBI Life is:

1) Annual premium of Rs 1.42 per thousand for a coverage of 50 lakhs for the age group of 18 to 50 years. For monthly premium, rate will be slightly high. GST will be separate.

2) The premium will be same even after crossing the age of 50.

3) Minimum 50% of the Executives should join the scheme.

4) The rate of premium will be reviewed after 3 years.

5) No medical is required.


We are trying to complete the negotiations at the earliest. We asked them to give the draft MoU to study the other terms and conditions. Thereafter a chance will be given to the Executives to opt out of the scheme. More participation in the scheme will give us an opportunity to bargain for lower premium. This is one of the major issue we are pursuing after the MV.


13/08/2018: CHQ News

GS met Shri Sourabh Tyagi, GM(Estt) and held detailed discussions regarding extending the benefit of E1+5 increments to the JTO/JAOs recruited after 2010, including the recent direct rect JTOs to address their pay loss to some extent. All of them are in the provisional pay scale of E1 (pre-revised E1A scale) and most of them are placed at the minimum of the pay scale at Rs. 16,400. The proposal for extending E1+5 increments for the JTO/JAOs recruited upto 2014 is pending in the BSNL Board since 2014. It is linked with HR Plan finalization. GS requested to delink the same and extend to all the Executives as it is already agreed by the DoT also in the Presidential order dated 28.03.2017.


13/08/2018: CHQ News

GS writes to CMD/BSNL: Extending the benefit of E1+5 increments to the JTO/JAOs recruited after 2010, till today [JTO(SRD) of 2010, JAO 2012, Direct Rect JAO of 2015, JTO 2012/2013/2014/2015/2016 and Direct Rect JTO of 2017] to address their pay loss to some extent. All of them are in the provisional pay scale of E1 (pre-revised E1A scale) and most of them are placed at the minimum of the pay scale at Rs. 16,400.
Letter to CMD on E1+5 increments


13/08/2018: CHQ News

GS writes to CMD/BSNL: Request to take immediate steps for implementation of Uniform First Time Bound Promotions through EPP-2007 for all the BSNL Executives. This issue can be settled without any anomaly only by extending the first Time Bound Promotion in 4 years for all. It is requested to process the case at the earliest and render justice to thousands of JTOs recruited between 1993 to 2001.
GS letter to CMD


11/08/2018: CHQ News

Officiating JTOs Pay fixation under FR22(1)a(1): It is understood that the SLP filed by Kerala Circle against the judgement of Hon. HC of Kerala "allowing pay fixation under the provisions of FR22(1)a(1) without the restriction of FR 35" is dismissed by Hon. Supreme court. Association also filed the petition in the Hon. PCAT New Delhi for our members who are officiating JTOs and got favourable judgement earlier. PCAT allowed our petition based on the final out come of the Hon. HC of kerala. Since the SLP of Kerala Circle is dismissed by Hon. Supreme Court now, our prayer "Allowing pay fixation under the provisions of FR22(1)a(1) without the restriction of FR 35" in Hon. PCAT attains finality.


10/08/2018: CHQ News

Meeting with Smt Sujata T Ray, DIR(HR)/BSNL: GS, President, AGS and Jt Sec(C) met DIR(HR) on 09.08.2018 and held discussions on various issues in the presence of GM(Pers), GM(Estt) and GM(SR):

a) Deputing senior officers to DPE to present the facts to DPE regarding the clarifications sought by DoT from DPE, on the approval of Standard Pay scales of E2 and E3, replacing the intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A w.e.f 01.01.2007 for all the post 2007 rects including the fresh rects: DoT presented wrong informations to DPE on the issue. In order to justify their decision on lowering the pay scales from E1A to E1 and E2A to E2 in the presidential order issued on 28.03.2017, DoT informed DPE that BSNL wrongly implemented E1A and E2A pay scales after the formation of BSNL to fresh BSNL direct rects. This is illegal. E1A and E2A scales are only a special dispensation for the Executives absorbed from DoT into BSNL to facilitate absorption. For the fresh BSNL direct rects, only E1 and E2 scales are applicable, according to DoT. We had submitted a copy of the reference made by DOT to DPE for her kind information. Since wrong informations are given by DoT to DPE, BSNL has to strongly present the facts before the DPE so that DPE can take a correct stand. We explained the detailed discussion we had with Advisor/DPE twice on the matter.

GM(Estt) informed about the discussions he had with this Association and opined that the contents of DoT reference is very much negative. BSNL has to present the facts before the DPE. A para-wise response will be made on the subject to present before the DPE. After detailed discussion, DIR(HR) assured that next week, GM(Estt) will meet the concerned officers in DPE for explaining the facts to them.

b) Notification of CPSU Hierarchy w.e.f 01.07.2018: DIR(HR) reiterated that it will be notified w.e.f 01.07.2018 as already announced, it is a BSNL Board decision and it has to be implemented, there is no other options. The issue of financial implications and reservation issue are examined by two committees and the committee report received by DIR today. DIR(HR) sought one week time to go through the report and taking further actions to notify it. We informed her about the assurance of CMD, BSNL that the moment file reaches him, he will approve its notification.

We further requested to protect the interests of the JTOs and AOs where DPC is initiated before 01.07.2018 for the existing vacancies but could not complete before 01.07.18. They may be given notional promotion from 29.06.2018 along with others to protect their seniority at par with others and the pay fixation benefit if any, we suggested.

c) Bringing Parity and Uniformity in all future promotions: DIR(HR) informed that BSNL management will follow the principle of parity in all the future promotions. As first stage the possibility to bring parity upto 2005 is under examination and will be discussed with CMD. As of now there is no vacancy to promote, except in SDE(T) and CAO cadres. Now management is only focusing on the contempt petition at Ernakulam and Chandigarh and after that only it can concentrate on further promotions. AIEL preparation is stalled by your own friends, then how we can promote JTO to SDE, DIR asked. We explained that the case was filed not by SNEA, it was done by AIGETOA activists and they are only filed the contempt petition also. SNEA all along supported the BSNL stand in the courts. She suggested to ask them to withdraw the case, on which we informed DIR that already we told them several times, which is the easiest way to promote the JTOs. In Chandigarh case also SNEA is not supporting the case and we publically told this and our stand is very clear, reservation should be given in promotions as per the interim order of Hon SC. But some leaders for the sake of their own promotion, forced BSNL to give excess promotions beyond the scope of the interim order of the Hon SC which is to be reexamined. This drama they had played only in SDE to DE promotions because the so called leaders are also getting AGM promotions. Similar stand they did not taken in the case of JTO(T/C/E/Arch/TF) to SDE(T/C/E/Arch/TF) or JAO to AO promotion or SDE(C/E/Arch/TF) to EE(C/E/Arch/TF) promotion. CMD and BSNL management is very much disturbed on the contempt petition, DIR told. BSNL is filing review petition in the Hon HC against the order quashing the method of fixation of inter-se seniority from training centre marks to date of appointment which will unsettle a settled procedure followed by DoT and BSNL. It will expedite the preparation of AIEL, GM(Pers) informed.

On bringing parity by upgradation of posts, DIR(HR) is non committal and informed that upgrdation may not be possible in future but doors are not closed for ever.

d) DE to DGM promotions: We requested to find a solution to the deadlock situation due to the court order on catch up rule. If 600 DGM posts are created which is almost proposed in the HR plan, all the disputes over the catch up rule can be overcome by giving promotions to all. Meanwhile the DPC for all the eligible DEs to be completed and the panel can be made ready, we suggested. DIR(HR) is very positive and told us to give some time as entire management is busy on the contempt petitions.

e) Circle break on Soft tenure posting: DIR(HR) informed that the proposal is already in her office. OSD to DIR(HR) told that it is with him for more than one month. In fact the proposal has sent by the Pers section by the end of May. DIR(HR) assured that decision will be taken very shortly as per the assurance.


09/08/2018: DPC News

Congratulations..!! BSNLCO issued promotion orders from JTO(C) to SDE(C) today for 86 JTOs. After 23 Years of service as JTO (C), our AGS Com A. Chandrasekhar is promoted as SDE.
JTO(C) to SDE(C) Promotion /Posting orders


09/08/2018: CHQ News

Reply to Loksabha Unstarred question regarding PRC for BSNL by Hon MoSC on 08-08-2018.
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09/08/2018: CHQ News

Management Committee of BSNL Board in yesterdays meeting (08.08.2018) had taken a big business decision to procure 28,000 ONTs and 3,200 OLT ports (400 nos of 4 ports + 200 nos of 8 ports) for providing FTTH connections on urgent basis. This can feed 600 locations. From each port, we can provide FTTH connections as much required, using splitters of 4/8/16/32 capacity. This procurement will be done from the existing NGN tender where UTStar and Vayam are the vendors. By a bold and extra ordinary decision, management gone for 100% Add on order for OLTs and even more than 100% Add on order in the case of ONTs. This will help to provide FTTH connections in a big way.

We congratulate Shri N K Mehta, DIR(EB&CFA), CMD/BSNL and PGM(NWP) for this bold step to go for procurement of FTTH equipments over and above the tender provisions to meet the urgent requirement of field units.

SNEA was repeatedly requesting management for procuring FTTH equipments to meet the urgent field requirements.

GS letter to CMD on procurement of FTTH equipments dated 16.02.2018


09/08/2018: CHQ News

In the meeting with Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD/BSNL on 08.08.2018 by GS, President, AGS and Jt Sec(C), we strongly emphasized to launch our tariff plans for our FTTH subscribers by having Amazon and Netflix contents on revenue sharing basis as reliance Jio is coming in a big way after 15th August 2018. If we are not able to launch the tariff plans in time then it will be very tough to retain our FTTH and Broadband subscribers also. In comparison with AirTel Plan, in the existing Plan itself (not any new Plans) let us propose as additional facility / additional service eg: in existing 770 + Plan with Amazon and in 1000 + Plan with Amazon & Netflix subscription. Apart from that, provisions of IPTV Services in all existing plans with additional subscription as per IPTV vendors package must be propose to tie up with interested vendors immediately. We also raised the launching of IPTV on FTTH platform.


09/08/2018: CHQ News

Meeting with Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD/BSNL: GS, President, AGS and Jt Sec(C) met CMD on 08.08.2018 and held discussions on various issues:

a) Bringing Parity and Uniformity in promotions: CMD informed that the SNEA demand for parity in promotions is very much justified and BSNL management immediately decided to follow the principle of parity in all the future promotions. A direction in this regard is already given to HR section CMD informed us. We expressed our sincere gratitude to CMD for accepting our genuine demand where SNEA ventilated the sentiments and feelings of thousands of Executives who are deprived and demoralized for years together on the huge disparity in the promotion avenues.

We requested to approve the proposal for upgradations to bring parity. On bringing parity by upgradation of posts, CMD informed that upgradations are done only in exceptional and compelling circumstances and he is not in favour of further upgradations as it is not feasible and advisable.

On notification of CPSU Hierarchy, CMD informed that it is a BSNL Board decision and it has to be implemented w.e.f 01.07.2018. This mechanism is brought in by the management to address the deficiencies in the present system and to have smooth promotion avenues to the employees. The moment file reaches him, he will approve its notification, CMD informed us.

While notifying CPSU hierarchy, we requested to protect the interests of the JTOs and AOs where DPC is initiated before 01.07.2018 for the existing vacancies but could not complete before 01.07.18. They can be given notional promotion from 29.06.2018 along with others to protect their seniority at par with others and the pay fixation benefit if any, we suggested. CMD responded positively and assured to do the needful.

b) Approval of Standard Pay scales of E2 and E3 --- clarifications sought from DPE: We explained to CMD the negative feedback given by DoT to DPE on the matter. We had submitted a copy of the reference made by DOT to DPE for his kind information. Since wrong informations are given by DoT to DPE, BSNL has to strongly present the facts before the DPE so that DPE can take a correct stand.

DoT in its letter stated that:
1. E1 and E2 are the pay scales approved for BSNL direct rects and not E1A and E2A.
2. E1A and E2A are the pay scales approved for the BSNL absorbees as a special dispensation to facilitate absorption.
3. BSNL wrongly extended E1A and E2A scales to BSNL direct rects. It has to be corrected.
4. In order to protect the pay already drawn, some intermediary measures taken and a temporary pay scale has been extended.
5) Future rect is to be made in E1 and E2 scales only.
6) BSNL initially recommended E2 to E7 scales with cascading effect which changed later on to E2 and E3 scales alone.
7) Some Executives Associations are demanding cascading also along with E2 and E3. E2 and E3 scales alone not acceptable for them. So BSNL proposal for E2 and E3 alone cannot be considered.
8) The proposal for E2 to E7 scales will have huge financial implication on DoT and on pension payments.
9) BSNL is an incipient sick PSU, so the demand for E2 and E3 cannot be acceded to.


Since the letter from the Administrative Ministry, DoT is very negative, we requested his intervention with Secretary/DPE and Addl Secretary/DPE. In addition to that some senior officer is to be deputed to DPE to explain the matter. After detailed discussion, CMD assured to intervene and speak to Secretary/Addl Secretary, DPE and sent some senior officer to explain the issue in detail.

c) BSNL management should follow the REA Rules and the spirit of membership verification: We bring to the notice of the CMD that management is entertaining so many sections in the policy matters and ultimately failing in delivering the results. Management has to bring reforms in the organization to come out of the present crisis which is missing. Some HR advisors are following the British policy of divide and rule and with the connivance of some leaders they are trying to dilute the provisions of REA rules. They are misleading the top management. Splinter groups are formed to protect the vested interests and not the overall interests of the Executives. By entertaining them, management is also entertaining the vested interests rather than the overall interests of the Executives and the company. Retired officers do not have any right to discuss the policy and HR matters and management has to fully adhere to the REA provisions. Now and then management is reminding the Associations about the violation of REA rules but more often management is breaking the rules than the Association, we complained to CMD. It is to be checked, we demanded.


09/08/2018: CHQ News

Meeting with Shri Sourab Tyagi, GM(Estt): GS, AGS and Jt Sec(C) met GM(Estt) on 08.08.2018 and held discussions on various issues:

a) Approval of Standard Pay scales of E2 and E3 --- clarifications sought from DPE: Detailed discussions held with GM(Estt) on the subject based on the letter sent to DPE by DoT, point wise. Since wrong informations are given by DoT to DPE, BSNL has to strongly present the facts before the DPE so that DPE can take a correct stand. Normally DPE will not take a stand against the Administrative Ministry, unless and until it is warranted.

DoT in its letter stated that:
1. E1 and E2 are the scales approved for BSNL direct rects and not E1A and E2A.
2. E1A and E2A are the pay scales approved for the BSNL absorbees as a special dispensation to facilitate absorption.
3. BSNL wrongly extended E1A and E2A scales to BSNL direct rects. It has to be corrected.
4. In order to protect the pay already drawn, some intermediary measures taken and a temporary pay scale has been extended.


After discussion, GM(Estt) assured that they will meet the DPE officials and explain the issue in detail.

b) Fixation of Inter-se seniority of direct recs as per Ernakulam HC order. Estt section examined the case in detail and of the view that the method of fixation of inter-se seniority by trg centre marks has been quashed which has to be corrected. It is a serious issue as it will unsettle a settled issue, the method of fixation of inter-se seniority, the method followed by DoT and BSNL decades together. Estt section suggested to file a review petition in this regard at Ernakulam HC along with prayer for following rect year as simple date of appoint will affect the rect year also. Date of appointment of later rect year JTOs are earlier comparing to the previous rect year, in some cases.

AIGETOA and its activists filed series of cases at Chennai and Ernakulam from 2010 onwards with single agenda of blocking the SCF promotions with prayer for 1) 1:1 ratio between promote JTOs of 1995 and DR JTOs of 2001 batch, 2) date of joining as the criteria to decide the inter-se seniority. Hon Court rejected both prayers and ordered something even they did not prayed. The court case filed by AIGETOA activists just to block the SCF promotion is backfiring now, affecting the promotion of all the JTOs.

The JTO to SDE promotion is abnormally getting delayed due to the court cases. We once again requested GM(Estt) to expedite the process and get the judgment modified by restoring the trg centre marks so that AIEL can be published and promotion orders can be issued at the earliest.


08/08/2018: CHQ News

Revision of Seniority List of TES Group B in compliance of Hon. Supreme Court Judgment dated 21.01.2015 and 14.12.2017 in Civil Appeal No (s) 4389 of 2010 - Corrigendum reg.
View Orders


08/08/2018: CHQ News

Implementation of Uniform Time Bound Functional Promotion Policy w.e.f 01.07.2018:
The committee constituted for examining the reservation issue submitted its report to the management, completing all the formalities. Earlier the committee constituted to examine the financial implications of the new proposal given its recommendation that there is no additional financial implications on implementation of the new policy and hence the proposal need not go to DoT. AIBSNLEA was propagating and even suggesting that the proposal should go to DoT, just to delay the implementation and stopping the promotion and seniority at apr with others from an earlier date.


08/08/2018: CHQ News

Meeting with Shri Keshav Rao, GM(Pers): GS, President and AGS met GM(Pers) on 07.08.2018 and held discussions on various issues:

a) Bringing total parity and uniformity in functional promotions in all the cadres. We demanded early actions for bringing parity in promotions for all the cadres which is already accepted by the management in principle. JAO 2012 batch is already promoted, parity for all other cadres required. There is a proposal to promote all the SDE/AO equivalent of 2009 batch as AGM. GM(Pers) informed that the demand for parity is accepted by management and management is trying to implement it in stages and now management is examining for parity upto 2004/2005 promotions.

For protecting the seniority among the equivalent cadres who are promoted in June 2018 and for which DPC work is going on like JTO to SDE, AO to CAO etc, we demanded for parity and their promotions on or before 01.07.2018 (for all the vacancies for which DPC work already initiated) by giving them promotions notionally from 29.06.2018. In all other cadres the promotions for all the existing vacancies issued by 30.06.2018. We requested to delink the 2003 and 2005 batch AO promotion from the 2008 and 2009 batches.

b) Expediting JTO to SDE promotion: GM(Pers) informed that management is very keen to promote all but unfortunately due to the Hon Ernakulam HC order, AIEL is not able to publish. In the case filed by AIGETOA activists, Hon HC set aside the AIEL based on trg centre marks for the direct rects and directed to prepare the AIEL based on date of appointment/promotion. It is against the principle followed by DoT and BSNL. The promotion is delayed by the court order, GM(Pers) informed us. The issue is referred to Estt section, the cadre controlling authority and based on their opinion further actions will be taken shortly. The senior management is also very much disturbed over the contempt petition filed against CMD and others and their personal appearance and management attention is diverted to that. We requested to take all the possible steps to expedite the promotions.

c) Revision of 206 seniority: The seniority revision as per Hon Supreme Court order is already approved and revised SDE seniority list of 1 to 5 will be circulated today, GM(P) informed us.

d) DE to DGM DPC: We requested to expedite the DPC work and creation of additional DGM posts to promote all the eligible AGMs so that the court order against DGM promotion on catch up Rule can be overcome. As preparatory work, we requested to complete the DPC work for all and make the panel ready so that promotions can be given immediately on sanction of posts. In HR plan there is a proposal to increase the DGM posts. GM(P) assured to complete the DPC work and the proposal for increasing the posts based on HR plan will be considered.

e) Restoration of Soft tenure break: Based on the decisions in the formal meeting with DIR(HR) on 17.05.2018, the proposal is already moved to DIR(HR) in May itself. It is pending in the office of DIR(HR) and will be pursued.


07/08/2018: CHQ News

Revision of Seniority List of TES Group B in compliance of Hon. Supreme Court Judgment dated 21.01.2015 and 14.12.2017 in Civil Appeal No (s) 4389 of 2010:

Seniority List of TES Gr B executives has been re-casted on the basis of qualifying examination ( Rule 206 ) is Circulated by Corporate Office. This Seniority List contains the names of all TES Gr.B executives promoted based on the RRs upto 1981 and amended from time to time. Circle office(s) concerned are requested to provide the missing particulars, if any, i.e. Staff Number, Date of Birth, Recruitment Year, HRMS Number, qualifying month and year, BSNL absorbed and send the requisite information in consolidated form for each circle before 20- 08-2018.

View Letter Copy || Annexure A || Annexure B || Annexure C || Annexure D


06/08/2018: Circle News

Pending APAR - JTO to SDE Promotions : A list of Exeeutives whose APARs not availabie in Circle APAR cell is published by Circle office. The circle copy of APARs of these executives are to be forwarded by BA Units to circle office before 08-08-2018 for submitting the Assessment sheet to BSNLCO in time. All District Secretaries are requested to pursue the pending cases for immediate submission.
View Letter || Annexure


04/08/2018: CHQ News

The Decisions taken in the AUAB Meeting held on 02.08.2018.

A meeting of the All Unions and Associations of BSNL (AUAB) was held yesterday, the 02-08-2018, at BSNL MS office. The meeting was presided over by Com.K.Sebastin, GS, SNEA. The meeting as attended by:

BSNLEU: Com.P.Abhimanyu,GS, Com.Balbir Singh, President, Com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and Com.Chellappa, AGS.
NFTE: Com.Chandeswar Singh,GS, Com. K.S.Sheshadri, Dy.GS, Com.A.Rajamouli, Treasurer and Com.K.Natarajan, CS,TN.
SNEA: Com.K.Sebastin, GS and Com.A.A.Khan, President.
AIBSNLEA: Com.Prahlad Rai GS and Com.S.Sivakumar, President.
AIGETOA: Com.Ravi Shil Verma,GS, Com. Wasi Ahmed, Dy.GS and Com.Bashisth Gupta, Advisor.
BSNLMS: Com.Suresh Kumar, GS, Com.Mallikarjuna, President.
ATM BSNL: Com.Revti Prasad, AGS.
TEPU: Com.J.Vijayakuamr,Dy.GS.
BSNL OA: Com.H.P.Singh, Dy.GS.


After detailed discussion, the following decisions are taken unanimously.

(1) The meeting unanimously disagreed with the letter written by the GS, FNTO and the GS,SEWA BSNL, to the Secretary DOT and CMD BSNL, withdrawing from the agitation called on by the AUAB, and also informing that their scanned signatures were used in the notice for the agitation, without their consent. Further the meeting suggested that, the GS, FNTO and GS,SEWA BSNL should come to the meeting of AUAB for expressing their views.

(2) The meeting reviewed the demonstration held on 11-07-2018, the three day Relay Hunger Strike held from 24th to 26th July 2018, as well as the meeting held between the AUAB and the Hon’ble MoSC(I/C), on 01-08-2018 and expressed it’s satisfaction. The meeting decided to write to the Secretary DOT, expressing dissatisfaction that, despite efforts were taken by the AUAB, to hold a meeting with her, the Secretary DoT, has not met the AUAB, not even once in the past 5 months. The meeting also decided to seek a meeting with the Secretary DoT immediately, and decided to give call for the next phase of agitation, in case the meeting does not materialise.

(3) The meeting finalised the text of the letter, addressed to the CMD, BSNL, demanding implementation of austerity measures for the top officers of the company.

(4) The meeting finalised the text of the letter, addressed to CMD, BSNL, demanding implementation of 30% Superannuation benefits to the Directly Recruited employees within a time frame. It was also decided that, if no positive result comes, then this demand should be placed in the charter of demands for the next phase of the struggle.

(5) The meeting decided to write letters to the CMD BSNL, against purchasing obsolete and unnecessary equipments, against the indiscreet engagement of retired officers as consultants and against the huge expenditure being incurred for AMCs. The meeting decided to demand a meeting with CMD BSNL on these issues, in the presence of other Directors.

(6) As regards, the decision of the AUAB to launch the movement of ‘BSNL at your door steps, it was decided to suggest to the CMD BSNL, for holding an inaugural function at the Corporate office, Circle and SSA levels, jointly by the Management and the AUAB.

(7) It was decided to write a letter to the CMD BSNL, demanding to immediately arrange a meeting between AUAB and the Secretary DoT.

(8) Next meeting of AUAB will be held at 15:00 hrs. on 23-08-2018 at BSNL MS Office to review the progress on various demands and to decide future course of action.


04/08/2018: Circle DPC-News

Preparatory works for JTO to SDE Promotions: Requirement of APARs and VC for e-DPC
APAR Lr || Pending APAR List || Pending VC
Dear Secretaries, Kindly pursue the pending cases for the timely submission of the data to Corporate office.


04/08/2018: Circle News

Inter-Circle Mutual Transfer Cases: Circle Office has issued new instructions to all BAs, while forwarding applications for Rule-8(Mutual) transfer to circle office, copy of first page of the service book of the applicant duly attested may also be attached for further processing the case. View Letter
Dear Secretaries, Kindly pursue and arrange the first page of service book duly attested for the pending cases immediately.


04/08/2018: Circle News

Congratulations..!! to all JTO Trainees (DR and LICE) for successfully completing Phase-I training from RTTC Trivandrum and joining for field training on 06/08/2018. SNEA Kerala wholeheartedly welcomes all to the Executive fraternity and best wishes for the glorious career ahead.
View orders || DR-JTO Annexure
Dept JTO-1 || Dept JTO-2


04/08/2018: CHQ News

Status of E2 and E3 scale replacing the intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A w.e.f 01.01.2007 for all the JTO/JAOs....

The reference letter from DoT to DPE in this regard with all the connected documents is handed over to DPE yesterday, by hand. It is confirmed from DPE. Earlier in the meeting with Advisor/ DPE, it was informed that the DoT letter not received by DPE. We requested CMD and DIR HR to depute some senior BSNL officers to DPE to explain the matter. They agreed to our request and GM Estt will be meeting the concerned authorities in DPE next week to pursue the matter.


03/08/2018: CHQ News

All Unions and Associations in BSNL (AUAB) writes to CMD/BSNL regarding Implementation of the recommendation of the 2nd PRC, on 30% Superannuation benefits.
View copy of AUAB letter to CMD on SAB



All Unions and Associations in BSNL (AUAB) writes to CMD / BSNL regarding implementation of austerity measures at the top management level.
View copy of AUAB letter to CMD on austerity measures


01/08/2018: CHQ News

AUAB meets Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon. MoSC (I/C) in the Parliament House:

View Memorandum Copy.

The representatives of the All Unions and Associations of BSNL met Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon. MoSC(I/C) in the Parliament House today. Shri M.B. Rajesh, MP, Kerala, has taken the initiative to arrange the meeting between the AUAB and the Hon. MoSC(I/C), and he was also present during the discussion.

The AUAB leaders who participated in today’s meeting are Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, Com.Sheshadri, Dy.GS, NFTE BSNL, Com.K.Sebastin, GS, SNEA, Com.Prahlad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA, Com.Ravi Shil Verma, GS, AIGETOA, Com.Suresh Kumar, GS, BSNL MS, Com. S.D. Sharma, GS, ATM BSNL and Com.J. Vijaya Kumar, Dy.GS, TEPU.

The AUAB leaders expressed their serious concern against the non-implementation of the assurances given by Hon. MoSC(I/C), in the meeting held on 24.02.2018, with the representatives of AUAB. They further pointed out that, during the last five months, not even a single meeting has been granted by the Hon. MoSC(I/C) and the Secretary (T), to discuss about the implementation of the assurances.

1) Assurance was given by Hon. MoSC(I/C), to get the affordability clause of 3rd PRC relaxed, w.r.t. BSNL. However, the DoT has not started the preparation of the Cabinet Note for getting the affordability clause of the 3rd PRC relaxed for BSNL.

2) Direction was given by Hon. MoSC(IC) to the Secretary(T), to take action for collecting pension contribution from BSNL on actual basic pay, as per the government order, instead of the maximum of the pay scale. DoT has not taken any action in this regard till date.

3) Hon. MoSC(I/C) directed the Secretary, Telecom, in the meeting held on 24.02.2018, to take necessary action for revision of pension of BSNL Pensioners. No action has been taken so far.

4) Hon. MoSC(I/C) gave assurance in the meeting held on 24.02.2018, for allocation of 4G Spectrum to BSNL, but so far same is not allotted to BSNL.

After discussion on the above issues, the Hon. MoSC(I/C) stated that the issue of 4G Spectrum allocation is in the hands of the government and that it would be done shortly. Regarding pay revision, pension contribution on actual basic pay and revision of pension of BSNL Pensioners, the Hon. MoSC(I/C) assured that he will review all these issues with the Secretary, Telecom, on 3rd August, 2018.

Hon. MoSC(I/C) further stated that the employees should earn revenue for BSNL, in addition to raising the demands. The AUAB leaders replied that they are giving tough competition to Reliance JIO, who is providing services based on predatory pricing. Further revenue can be earned once 4G spectrum is allotted.

Shri M.B. Rajesh, MP, extended his thanks to the Hon. MoSC(I/C) for granting the meeting and discussing the issues.

We extended our sincere gratitude and thanks to Hon. MoSC (I/C) for granting the meeting and also extended thanks to Shri M.B. Rajesh, MP, for arranging the meeting.


01/08/2018: Editorial

Editorial
The BSNL Board decision for Parity and Uniform Functional promotion avenues in all the streams is to reach its logical conclusion. One of impossible tasks made possible by the excellent team work by BSNL management and the Association. 10,676 Executives promoted in a month, the first direct impact of CPSU Hierarchy which given the management the flexibility to upgrade posts. Another 18,500 Executives are waiting for promotion to different grades.

It was really impossible or simply we cannot imagine to complete the DPC for all the vacancies in all the cadres in all the streams, except SDE(T) and CAO, within a record time of 10 days and issue the promotion orders for 10,676 Executives on 29.06.2018, one day before the target date of 30.06.2018. It was an excellent team work by BSNL management and the Association to accomplish the uphill task. We demonstrated it earlier on 15.06.2018, by issuing JTO to SDE promotion orders in just one week. This established that BSNL management and the trade unions together can do wonders. This success story is to be replicated in the field units also.

Having said that, the next phase to bring parity and uniformity in the promotional avenues for the Executives of various streams is not an easy task. Management started wavering as in the case of E2 and E3 pay scales and vested interests are playing into the gallery for obvious reasons. It is our sole responsibility as the Recognised Executives Association to ensure that the demand for parity in promotion is not a onetime measure and not chocking the promotional avenue for the Executives in future. We want to make it very clear to the BSNL management and to our members that promotion is possible in the future only by delinking the promotions from availability of posts.

The classic example of standard pay scale proposal is infront of us. When we raised the limited demand of E2 and E3 scales replacing the intermediary pay scale of E1A and E2A, vested interests tried to sabotage it by raising the demand of cascading effect. Management also played its role in this regard. Ultimately even E2 and E3 scales not settled so far, leave the cascading effect and upgradation of other scales. If E2 and E3 scales had settled earlier, now we could have tried for the upgradation of remaining scales along with the 3rd PRC.

Our demand for parity and uniformity in promotions should not become a non starter because it will end the future career growth of our Executives. The HR plan is to be finalised sooner or later, which will take away the existing promotional avenues. When the total number of sanctioned post is reviewed based on the actual assets, the total number of posts will be drastically reduced. Today the sanctioned post is based on the assets during the year 2004. Even the recent promotions may become excess and there will be supernumerary SDE/AO/DE/EEs also in the near future. The HR plan and review of posts based on the current assets is stopped by us for the last 4 years, since 2014, pending finalization of Uniform Time Bound Functional Promotion policy.

SNEA had shown the courage to demand parity in all the promotions in equivalent cadres. Naturally some section of Executives as well as the management becomes suspicious as they felt that it is against their interest. But our genuine demand was for equal treatment, no more discrimination and humiliation. It is not a mere demand, we meant business. SNEA will wholeheartedly welcome any initiative by management to give more promotions, without discrimination. We earnestly request the management to take immediate steps to bring parity in promotions by whatever the method it deems fit.

The Uniform Time Bound Functional Promotion policy is to be implemented w.e.f 01.07.2018 for the rest of the Executives to get promotion to Manager, Sr Manager, AGM and Jt DGM grades and for ensuring continuous promotional avenues in the future also. In the absence of the new Uniform Time Bound Functional Promotion policy, the Executives cannot imagine a promotion in the near future.

Management is not coming out openly, what they are going to do. It seems that they are very much happy with the promotions already taken place. As usual, some vested interests also supporting this behind the curtains. We cannot wait for long. Our demand for parity and uniform promotional avenues for all the Executives in different streams and to give promotion to all the eligible Executives, numbering about 18,500 to Manager, Sr Manger, AGM and Jt DGM grades is to be materialized without anymore delay. We have to make all organizational preparedness to launch organizational programs at short notice, latest by middle of August if management fails to maintain its assurances given to us time and again. The proposal for upgradation of posts and notification of Uniform Time Bound Functional Promotion policy is the two issues which we cannot wait for long time. Let us gear up for achieving that goal.


01/08/2018: Circle News

CS writes to PGM(F) regarding Stay Particulars in various Accounts & Finance Services grades in BSNL View Letter
We requested Administration to publish the stay particulars on Kerala Intranet before submitting to Corporate Office, so that errors/omissions/corrections if any can be incorporated.


31/07/2018: CHQ News

Status of Promotions: On JTO to SDE promotion, Pers section almost completed the calculation of SDE vacancies upto 31.03.2018 and the SC/ST roster as on 01.01.2016, 01.01.2017 and 01.01.2018. As per the Pers section, the SDE vacancy is about 4929 under SCF quota and 2627 under LDCE quota as on 30.06.2018 (subject to minor changes).

The gradation list particulars sought by BSNLCO based on date of appointment/promotion as per Hon Ernakulam HC order, received from good number of Circles and management is examining both the gradation lists based on training Centre marks and date of appointment. The lists are called from the Circles to study the impact and produce before the court along with the appeal. The AIEL published by BSNL for 2001 rect based on training Centre marks was quashed by the Hon HC. So a final decision to appeal against the order or to implement the same will be decided shortly based on the data received from Circles.

The promotion is getting delayed only due to the Ernakulam HC order quashing the method of fixation of inter-se seniority among direct rects based on training Centre marks. AIGETOA and its activists prayed for 1) 1:1 ratio between promotes and DRs from 1995 rect year onwards which was turned down by the Hon HC and 2) date of joining as the criteria to decide the inter-se seniority but Hon HC ordered date of appointment. If BSNL decides to appeal, then promotion will be delayed. If it is implemented it may be challenged by many as their seniority will be affected, then also promotion will be delayed, this is the situation we reached.

After spending 8 years in the court, losing everything and sacrificing the future of thousands of JTOs, now AIGETOA leaders are agreeable for training Centre marks, according to the management. In that case the best option will be to file the appeal simultaneously by both BSNL and AIGETOA with the same prayer to restore the training Centre marks as the criteria which will save much time. The present Circle gradation lists can be operated without any change also for the preparation of AIEL. Let better sense prevail.

According to our rough calculation more than 18,500 Executives are now eligible for promotion to the grade of Manager (SDE), Sr Manager (SR SDE), AGM or Jt DGM grades. AO to CAO promotion case is posted to 07.09.18 but mgt is trying to prepone the same. The demand for parity and uniformity in promotions by upgradation of posts for promotion to AGM/CAO/EE equivalent cadres and SDE equivalent cadres in different wings is not considered by the management so far even though they agreed for parity. At the same time notification of Uniform Time Bound Promotion Policy w.e.f 01.07.2018 also not did so far, irrespective of several assurances. By this the promotions in the future will become a nightmare for the BSNL Executives. We are pursuing both issues at the highest level of DIR(HR) and CMD/BSNL. Both are given us positive assurances but result is not visible so far. The contempt cases at both Ernakulam and Chandigarh also delaying the decisions.

If management is not taking a decision in a time bound manner for bringing parity and uniformity in promotions, we may be forced to launch organizational actions along with other pressing HR issues in the near future and we have to make organizational preparations for that at the ground level. CSs, SSA Secretaries and Branch Secretaries start to work in that direction. It will be a tough decision in the prevailing condition of BSNL but we cannot ignore our career growth also.


28/07/2018: CHQ News

It is understood that Secretary/DoT called an internal meeting of the senior officers of DoT on 31.07.2018 to review the progress on various demands raised by All Unions and Associations in the recent notice for agitations.

The three days Hunger Strike by AUAB throughout the country put some pressure on DoT. The AUAB demands is implementation of the assurances given by the Hon MoSC in the meeting held on 24.02.2018 as under:

1. Implementation of 3rd Pay Revision to BSNL employees.
2. Allot 4G spectrum to BSNL.
3. Implementation of Govt Rules on payment of Pension Contribution by BSNL.
4. Pension Revision.


28/07/2018: CHQ News

The contempt petition filed by SNEA and others against the deployment of ITS officers was listed on 25.07.2018 before Hon Justice Siddharth Mridul at the Delhi High Court. Mr. Rajshekhar Rao appeared on behalf of the Petitioners.

Hon HC heard the case for considerable time. The Hon Judge while keeping in mind the decision passed by the High Court, observed that there was a practical difficulty in placing the ITS officers in DOT and was inclined to adjourn the same on the ground of no urgency. Thereafter, Mr. Rao requested the Court to hear the Petition filed by BSNL employees in as much as they were directly aggrieved by the contumacious conduct of the Respondents. Mr. Rao relied upon the DOT Memorandums and the subsequent decisions passed by the High Court, where time and again the Courts have denied the proposals given by DOT as was sought to be done by way of the Impunged Orders. On this, the Hon Judge orally observed that in so far as the BSNL employees are concerned, DOT ought to consider the grievance of the BSNL employees and has renotified the matter on 25.10.2018. Hon HC directed DoT to submit the plan for deployment of ITS officers in different ministries by 4 weeks time. Hon Court observed that deployment of ITS officers in BSNL is nothing but deputation and it is against the HC order.


28/07/2018: CHQ News

GS and AGS met CMD/BSNL on 26.07.18 and held further discussions on our demand for bringing parity and uniformity in promotions. In AGM equivalent grade, upto 2009 batch is to be promoted at par with the proposal from SEA section for the CAO promotion. Similarly, JAO 2012 batch is promoted, so all the equivalent cadres are to be brought to that level. The proposal of Pers section is upto 2009 batch (upto 2010) for all the cadres. CMD reassured that this demand is fully justified. He also informed that he directed DIR(HR) and HR wing to work out on those lines ensuring parity for all, in all the future promotions. Further we requested to speed up JTO to SDE and AO to CAO promotions. For JTO to SDE promotion, the Hon Ernakulam HC order on method of preparation of AIEL creating hurdles and delay. The contempt petition is to be decided and that created further delay, CMD informed us. CMD was very unhappy on the contempt petition. We requested to take immediate decisions to end the deadlock situation so that all the eligible Executives can get their promotion and can fully focus on the revival of the company. CMD informed that more than 12000 Executives got the promotion now and positive results are expected from this month itself.


28/07/2018: Circle News

Gradation Particulars of JTOs upto the Recruitment Year 2008: Circle Office has published the Gradation particulars upto RY 2008 for the JTO(T) to SDE(T) promotions. Kindly intimate the ommissions/errors/complaints, if any to sdehr3@gmail.com before Monday noon 30/7/2018. Administration has informed that the corrected list will be sent to corporate office on monday afternoon.

The ommissions/errors/complaints in the gradation particulars can also be sent to our ACS Com.Ramana for corrections by SMS/Whatsapp/Call to 9447335577 or by email to cssneakerala@gmail.com
View Letter || Annexure


28/07/2018: Circle News

Meeting with GM(HR) and DGM(HR):
CS, ACS and DS-CO met GM(HR) and DGM(HR) and discussed the following pending issues:

1. AIEL Preparation upto YoR 2008 for JTO to SDE Promotion: We once again reiterated Administration to send the details immediately to Corporate office. We have pointed out that Kerala is one of the few Circles who are yet to submit the list. GM(HR) assured that the list will be published in Intranet today and the errors/corrections if any will be incorporated and will be sent to Corporate office on Monday 30/7/2018.

2. List-8 – Preparatory works for Promotion from SDE to DE: DGM(HR) informed that the preparatory works as directed by Corporate Office are finished and the screening committee reports are ready to be approved.

3. Transfer Requests: We expressed our protest over the delay in processing of transfer requests for those who went on longstay and have completed 2 years service and waiting to come back to their parent BA. Administration informed that list pertaining to officers completing 2 years by June and July are being processed together. We requested Administration to issue the transfer orders immediately without further delay.

4. Posting of JTO Trainees : Both LICE and DR JTOs are going to complete JTO Phase-1 Induction Training at RTTC Trivandrum. We requested Administration to post them as per their choice as sufficient number of executives are already posted in all BAs. GM(HR) responded positively.


27/07/2018: Circle News

Diary Reimbersement: View Letter from Administration
All District Secretaries are requested to collect the amount as per the approval received from Jt.GM(Admin), Kerala Circle for payment towards reimbersement of Diary-2018 for Rs 140/-.


27/07/2018: CHQ News

The contempt of Court case at Ernakulam on JTO to SDE promotion:

CMD/BSNL and GM(Pers) (Respondent 1 and 2) shall appear before the Court in person on 27.08.2018.

In fact the contempt petition initiated on the plea that excess promotions done during 1996 to 1999 and their name is also included in the AIEL published on 14.06.2018. Surprisingly the applicant could not name a single JTO promoted in excess between 1996 to 1999 but simply go through the wording in the HC order on excess promotions. The excess promotion happened between 2001 to 2007 by diversion of quota which was quashed by Hon CAT, Chandigarh. While dealing about the matter by the Hon Ernakulam HC in its order, there is a mention about excess promotion from 1996 onwards which created confusion.

The JTO to SDE promotion become a mess by the HC order as AIEL is not able to prepare. For example, while strictly following the date of appointment as criteria, in some Circles 2002 rect DR JTOs become senior to 2001 rect DR JTOs as their date of appoint is earlier. Different Circles are interpreting the HC order in different manner and created more confusion. Now Pers section is seeking the advice of Estt section, the cadre controlling authority of JTO cadre, how to proceed. This contempt petition may further delay the promotions as management attention is now to come out of the contempt.

Court order


27/07/2018: CHQ News

GS and AGS met CMD/BSNL on 26.07.18 and held further discussions on our demand for bringing parity and uniformity in promotions. In AGM equivalent grade, upto 2009 batch is to be promoted at par with the proposal from SEA section for the CAO promotion. Similarly, JAO 2012 batch is promoted, so all the equivalent cadres are to be brought to that level. The proposal of Pers section is upto 2009 batch (upto 2010) for all the cadres. CMD reassured that this demand is fully justified. He also informed that he directed DIR(HR) and HR wing to work out on those lines ensuring parity for all, in all the future promotions. Further we requested to speed up JTO to SDE and AO to CAO promotions. For JTO to SDE promotion, the Hon Ernakulam HC order on method of preparation of AIEL creating hurdles and delay. The contempt petition is to be decided and that created further delay, CMD informed us. CMD was very unhappy on the contempt petition. We requested to take immediate decisions to end the deadlock situation so that all the eligible Executives can get their promotion and can fully focus on the revival of the company. CMD informed that more than 12000 Executives got the promotion now and positive results are expected from this month itself.


25/07/2018: Message from DIR HR

Message from Director(HR) : View Letter


25/07/2018: CHQ News

Advisor/DPE invited SNEA on 25.07.2018 at 3 PM for further discussions on the DoT querry regarding replacement of the intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A with standard pay scales of E2, E3 w.e.f 01.01.2007 for JTO/JAO equivalent cadres.

On the direction of Secretary/DPE, Shri Agrim Kaushal, Advisor (Jt Secretary)/DPE called SNEA for further discussions regarding the DoT reference to DPE on E2 and E3 pay scales, based on our letter dated 09.07.2018 to Secretary/DPE. GS and CHQ President met the Advisor. Director/DPE Shri Khurana was also present. The DoT reference did not reached the DPE so far. However Advisor asked us to make a copy available and explain the background of the issue.

a) At the time of absorption, DoT issued the PO dated 28.07.2003 extending E1A (9850-250-14600) and E2A (11875-300-17275) scales for the absorbed as well as BSNL directly recruited Executives. However now DoT taken a U turn and insisting that E1 and E2 are the pay scales approved by DoT for the new BSNL direct rects, recruited after 01.10.2000. There is no such order issued by DoT in this regard, we informed Advisor/DPE. The JTO and SDE RRs of DoT and BSNL also made available to them. After going through the PO dated 28.03.2003, Advisor very much convinced on our arguments and told that E1A (9850-250-14600) and E2A (11875-300-17275) scales are uniformly applicable for the absorbed as well as BSNL directly recruited Executives.

b) DoT and DPE rejected the BSNL proposal for revising E1A and E2A scales with intermediary pay scales.

c) BSNL recommended E2 and E3 pay scales replacing the intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A, w.e.f 01.01.2007.

d) Ignoring BSNL recommendation, DoT approved E1 and E2 scales by lowering the pay scales from E1A to E1 and E2A to E2. The basic cadres of JTO/JAO and SDE/AO demoted by this action. As per DPE guidelines, Administrative Ministry has to implement the pay revision as per the recommendation of the CPSU.

e) DoT justifying the decision citing decline in revenue and the recurring losses in the current scenario for lowering the pay scales. However as per DPE guidelines, 2nd PRC is to be implemented based on the PBT for the years 2007-08 where BSNL made 4451 Crores Profit Before Tax(PBT). Advisor/DPE also accepted our plea that the PBT for 2007-08 is to be taken into account.

f) BSNL did not implemented the Presidential Order and requested DoT to reconsider the decision and approve E2 and E3 pay scales as recommended by BSNL.

g) BSNL also informed DoT that E1 and E2 pay scales are not recommended by BSNL.


On this background, we requested DPE to issue suitable direction to DoT to review the decision and notify the pay scales based on:

1) Implement the revision of the pay scales based on the recommendation of BSNL,

2) The affordability is to be considered based on the PBT for the year 2007-08 and the current one,

3) Not allow DoT to lower the pay scales and downgrade the cadres.


Advisor DPE assured that DPE will try to do the best possible to ensure that DPE guidelines are followed once the official letter reaches DPE. Later on we had spoken to Director(PSU)/DoT explaining the non-receipt of the letter and requested to provide another copy to DPE. Director(PSU)/DoT assured to send a reminder with all the attachments.

Our demand for revised pay scales E2 and E3 will be applicable for all the JTO/JAOs recruited from 2007 onwards, including those recruited in the provisional pay scale of E1 and the future recruits. Last several years we are pursuing the matter at various levels in various ministries like DoT, DPE, DoPT, Dept of Expenditure etc to settle this justified demand. Our agitation in 2014 forced BSNL management to reconstitute the Joint Committee with Shri M A Khan as Chairman which given a positive recommendation for replacing the intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A with E2 and E3. Thereafter BSNL accepted the demand and recommended E2 and E3 pay scales to DoT w.e.f 01.01.2007.

Our single moto is to upgrade the pay scales of the basic entry level cadres of JTO/JAO whereas DoT is trying to demote and downgrade the cadres.


23/07/2018: Circle News

Postponement of Circle Executive Committee Meeting to 2/8/2018 View Notice
The Circle Executive Committee meeting of SNEA Kerala Circle which was scheduled to be held on 28-07-2018 (10 A.M) at SNEA Bhavan, Ernakulam as per notice dtd 13/7/18 is hereby postponed to 02-08-2018 due to unforeseen reasons. All Circle office bearers, SSA Secretaries, CEC members and Branch Secretaries are requested to attend the meeting in time.

22/07/2018:

Relay Hunger Strike from 24th to 26th July 2018
View Notice in PDF




20/07/2018: DPC News

Congratulations - SDE (T) to AGM / DE (T) Promotion orders dated 29.06.2018 for left over SDEs issued today ....... View Order Copy.

20/07/2018: CHQ News

Meeting with Shri Anupam Shrivatava, CMD/BSNL on 19.07.2018: GS, AGS and CS/MH met CMD, BSNL and held discussions on the following issues:

1. DoT decision to seek the guidance of DPE regarding replacement of E1A and E2A scales by E2, E3 scales w.e.f 01.01.2007.
As per the opinion of Dept of Expenditure, DoT referred the matter to DPE for guidance. However facts are suppressed by DoT in the letter to DPE. DoT informed DPE that E1 and E2 scales are approved by DoT on 28.03.2017 as E1 and E2 scales are the pay scales approved by DoT for the fresh BSNL direct rects from 2001 onwards and E1A and E2A scales are not applicable for them. E1A and E2A scales are special dispensation for the DoT officers getting absorbed in BSNL, in order to facilitate the smooth absorption. BSNL wrongly implemented E1A and E2A scales for the BSNL direct rects from 2001 onwards. In order to avoid the pay loss, revised E1A and E2A scales temporarily extended upto 28.03.2017 for the purpose of pay protection. So DoT decision is correct. However BSNL is not agreeing to the DoT order and requested for review the decision and approve E2 and E3 scales. But BSNL financial condition is very poor now to give upgraded pay scales of E2 and E3, DoT told DPE.

We requested CMD to depute some senior officers to DPE to explain the issue in detail as DoT has given wrong feed back to DPE to justify their action by notifying lower pay scales. The following facts are to be explained to DPE: 1) E1 and E2 scales were never implemented in BSNL, 2) BSNL did not recommended E1 and E2 scales, 3) DoT has to act on BSNL recommendation of E2 and E3 scales, 4) the affordability is to be decided based on PBT of 2007-08, not on current situation. CMD assured to speak to Secretary/DPE and Addl Secretary/DPE in this regard and depute some senior officers to DPE.

2. Implementation of parity in promotion/uniform promotional avenues for all the Executives.
We once again congratulated CMD, DIR(HR) and the BSNL management for completing all the promotions before the target date of 30.06.2018. About 6000 Executives promoted on a single day, 29.06.2018 and the total promotions in BSNL will be a record, more than 12000 in one month time. CMD reciprocated by complementing the role of SNEA in completing the task in the shortest time. CMD told that he got full confidence after the meeting with SNEA on 20.06.2018 that the promotions can be completed by 30.06.2018. With that confidence, he cleared the proposal for promotions with specific direction in the file that all the promotions should be completed by 30.06.2018, CMD informed. For this CMD directed Pers Cell to do something out of Box as suggested by SNEA. This cutoff date was fixed as 30.06.2018 for implementing the CPSU Hierarchy w.e.f 01.07.2018 approved by the Board, CMD informed. CMD and DIR(HR) is committed to implement the CPSU Hierarchy w.e.f 01.07.2018, it is a BSNL Board decision, we cannot deviate from that, CMD informed. We fought within the Board for the approval, tooth and nail, CMD informed. The approval of CPSU Hierarchy given enough space to the management to give the promotions before 01.07.2018, otherwise such drastic decisions could not have taken, CMD informed.

While thanking CMD, DIR(HR), GM(Pers) and others, GS told that this impossible task was made possible by the team efforts of Management, Pers /BW/EW/Arch etc cell, the committed work force in DPC section which worked 48 hours day and night continuously to complete the target on 29.06.2018, the CHQ leaders of SNEA at Delhi and the CSs of various Circles who arranged the screening committee reports, VC and missing data etc to the DPC section to facilitate the DPC. CMD once again told that he is aware of the role played by SNEA and got the full information from down the level and with this confidence only, he assured to complete the DPCs by 30.06.2018.

CMD very much appreciated our demand for parity in promotions and assured us that he fully stands with this demand. The demand is very much justified, CMD informed us. We explained the huge disparity created by the recent promotions and resentment among the senior comrades. Telecom Enng side, the backbone of the company is demoralized, humiliated and deprived due promotions. The Executives in other streams also equally hurt. All are demanding parity at par with the Finance stream. 50% of the Executives expecting the promotions are not covered by the promotion orders. The future promotions of the remaining Executives become more uncertain. CMD told that full parity in post based promotions may not be 100% possible, 1 or 2 years difference may continue. We once again made our stand very clear that our demand is nothing less than parity in promotions in equivalent cadres in all the streams. We requested to clear the proposal for AO to CAO promotions and other proposal from various streams to bring full parity. CMD is non committal on this proposal but reassured that he stands for parity. Further we requested to consider the promotion of AOs of 2003 and 2005 batch who are unnecessarily made victims which he assured to discuss with DIR(HR) and do the needful. The JTO to SDE promotions going on is to be speeded up.

We requested the personal intervention of CMD to difuse the situation and take concrete decisions and necessary steps to promote the remaining Executives urgently to bring full parity and uniformity in promotions. CMD assured to discuss the matter with DIR(HR) also and take decision at the earliest, in a couple of days.

CMD pointed out the shortage in various Circles and all should agree to fill up the shortages before resorting to any further promotions. We suggested, filling up of all the existing vacancies in the Circles and remaining Executives can be considered for posting outside as per the shortage.

3. DGM(T) promotions in the vacant posts and increasing the DGM posts so that all the AGMs promoted in 2013/ 2014 and completed the qualifying service can be promoted. All of them completed more than 30 years of service. Now 650 to 700 DGM posts are vacant. If another 800 posts are increased temporarily till approval of HR plan, all can be promoted together. Already there is a proposal in the HR plan to increase the DGM posts. Due to the delay in approval of HR plan, AGMs are suffering. CMD assured to do the needful by discussing the options with DIR(HR).


20/07/2018: CHQ News

GS and AGS met GM(FP) on 19.07.18 and requested to expedite the DPC for AO to CAO atleast for the 2003 and 2005 batches. She explained the stay on promotions but we suggested that giving promotion to 2003 and 2005 batches may not create problems and it should be considered separately.


20/07/2018: CHQ News

AGS along with CS/MH, CP/MP and ACS/MP met PGM (EW), GM(TF) and PGM (Arch) on 19.07.2018 and held discussion on various issues:

1) With PGM(EW), discussed left out cases of Promotion to SDE(E), discrepancies in Posting on Promotion to EE(E) etc. PGM(EW) responded positively and assured corrective measures shortly.

2) Requested GM(TF) to send the proposal for upgradation of posts (SDEs and AGMs) sufficient enough for promoting the JTOs and SDEs immediately to Pers section so that all the upgradations can be taken up simultaneously by the BSNL Management. GM responded positively and assured to send by next Monday(23.7.2018).

3) PGM(Arch) informed that the proposals for upgradation of posts for promoting all the eligible JTOs (Arch) is being sent to Pers section.


19/07/2018: CHQ News

Contempt case at Hon CAT Ernakulam regarding JTO to SDE promotion on 15.06.2018 --- The contempt petition filed by AIGETOA activists against CMD/BSNL and GM(Pers) on the final AIEL published on 14.06.2018 and the JTO to SDE promotion on 15.06.2018 came up for hearing on 18.07.2018 and completed the arguments.

The main arguments from petitioner side were:

1. The court order was to give promotions in the ratio 1:1 which BSNL did not followed:
Sr Lawyer appearing for BSNL strongly opposed this argument. BSNL pleaded that 1:1 ratio is suggested by Hon High Court for giving provisional promotion prior to the finalization of AIEL. BSNL finalised and notified the final AIEL as per Hon HC order on 14.06.2018 and regular promotion orders were issued on 15.06.2018 based on the circulated AIEL. The AIEL is prepared rect year wise, based on trg centre marks. For the remaining cases after 2000, BSNL is collecting the date of appointment details from the field units. Thereafter suitable action will be taken. So BSNL complied with the court order fully, BSNL pleaded. Hon Court very much convinced on this arguments.

2. There is excess promotion prior to 2000 rect also.
Sr Lawyer strongly opposed this argument and made very clear to the Hon court that there is no excess promotion from 1995 to 1999 rect years. The excess promotion is from 2001 to 2007 years and their seniority will be fixed later on as per Hon HC order. For the years 1995 to 1999, in some cases the JTOs were joined after 2000 as the LICE for 15% quota was held later. The result and trg also taken place later which resulted delayed date of joining. However they are all recruited for 1995 to 1999 rect years for which they are eligible. Remaining cases are either SC/ST candidates for whom relaxation in marks was given later on or in some cases, rect year was allotted as per various court orders. The details of such cases are getting collected from the Circles.

After completion of arguments, the contempt petition is listed for orders and will be posted after one month.

The outcome of the court cases from 2010 to 2018 (from CAT Chennai and subsequently at Ernakulam) is that about 3000 JTOs eligible for promotion are retired since 2012 without getting promotion (the provisional AIEL was prepared in 2012 for the JTO to SDE promotion) and the promotion is delayed for years together (by 2 to 6 years) for all the eligible JTOs. If court cases was not there, almost all the JTOs upto 2008 could have been promoted well before through SCF or LDCE for the vacancies upto 2017-18, including the applicants in the case. The youngsters lost their precious service for future promotions. Still promotions from 1999 rect year onwards are pending as BSNL could not finalise the AIEL due to the mess created by the Court order.

Finally who benefitted by this court cases for the last 8 years?


19/07/2018: CHQ News

E2, E3 pay scales replacing the intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A w.e.f 01.01.2007 for JTO/JAO equivalent cadres.

Com K Sebastin, GS/SNEA and Com V K Tomar, SG/NCOA met Shri Agrim Kaushal, Advisor/ DPE and Director/DPE on 18.07.2018 and held discussions regarding the DoT reference to DPE on E2 and E3 pay scales. Earlier Secretary/DPE directed us to meet the Advisor/DPE in this regard. We explained the background of the issue. BSNL recommended E2 and E3 pay scales replacing the intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A, w.e.f 01.01.2007. Ignoring BSNL recommendation, DoT approved E1 and E2 scales by lowering the pay scales from E1A to E1 and E2A to E2.

DoT is of the view that E1 and E2 are the pay scales applicable for BSNL direct rects from 2001 onwards and E1A and E2A are special dispensation for those got absorbed from DoT into BSNL for facilitating smooth absorption. The decline in revenue and the recurring losses was the other reason for lowering the pay scales.

BSNL did not implemented the Presidential Order and requested DoT to reconsider the decision and approve E2 and E3 pay scales as recommended by BSNL. It is also informed to DoT that E1 and E2 pay scales are not recommended by BSNL. As per the affordability clause, BSNL made Rs 4451 Crores as PBT during 2007-08 and hence eligible for full pay revision benefits of 2nd PRC.

We demanded that suitable direction should be given to DoT to review the decision and notify the pay scales based on:

1) BSNL recommendation,
2) considering the affordability clause for the year 2007-08 and
3) not allow DoT to lower the pay scales and downgrade the cadres.

The representation from SNEA is received by DPE. However the reference from DoT is yet to be received by DPE, it is informed.

Our demand for revised pay scales E2 and E3 will be applicable for all the JTO/JAOs recruited from 2007 onwards, including those recruited in the provisional pay scale of E1 and the future recruits.


17/07/2018: Circle News

CEC Meeing on 28/7/2018 (Saturday) at SNEA Bhavan, Ernakulam View Notice
Notice is hereby issued for Circle Executive Committee meeting of SNEA Kerala Circle to be held on 28-07-2018 (10 A.M) at SNEA Bhavan, Ernakulam. All Circle office bearers, SSA Secretaries, CEC members and Branch Secretaries are requested to attend the meeting in time.


17/07/2018: Circle News

Meeting with DGM(HR) on 17/7/2018
CS, ACS and DS-CO met DGM(HR) and discussed various pending HR issues:

1. Consideration of Transfer Requests of those who have completed two years tenure in June/July 2018 and also for those who are going to complete their tenure in the coming months: DGM HR informed that file processing in this regard is under progress.

2. Pending EPP cases: We expressed our protest over the long delay in issuing EPP orders of many BAs. DGM(HR) replied that some corrections are required from BA side and it is being communicated to the BAs for resubmission of relevant data for further processing of EPP.

3. Mutual Transfer Cases: We requested DGM to process and clear the mutual transfer cases on war foot basis before the upcoming JTO to SDE promotions. The same was discussed last week with GM(HR) also for speedy disposal of the mutual transfer files. We were assured positively by both GM(HR) as well as by DGM(HR).

4. AIEL Preparation of JTO(T): We are continuously pursuing the status of AIEL preparation for JTO to SDE Promotion upto recruitment year 2008. It is understood that all BAs of Kerala circle (except MRX and QLN), STR, STP and Inspection Circle has submitted the requested relevant details to Circle Office for the preparation of AIEL. District Secretaries of Malappuram and Kollam are requested to kindly pursue for immediate submission of the relevant details to HR section, Circle office at the earliest.

5. List-8 Preparatory works for SDE to AGM Promotion: We are continuously pursuing the status of preparatory works of List-8 as requested by Corporate office. Administration is confident to finish and submit the preparatory works within the deadline set by Corporate office.


16/07/2018: Circle News

CS writes to CGMT requesting to regularise uniform date of promotion as 29.06.2018, case of recently promoted AGM/DEs View Letter


16/07/2018: CHQ News

GS writes to CMD/BSNL regarding Pay parity of Rs 22820/ for the post-2007 recruited JTO/JAOs. Requested to take a sympathetic view on the matter to extend 22820/- as initial basic pay as this pay loss is going to be multiplied manifold after implementation of the 3rd PRC. It can be processed separately so that the financial losses being faced by the Executives recruited post 2007 can be compensated.
GS letter to CMD


16/07/2018: CHQ News

GS writes to CMD/BSNL regarding Integration of all HR activities like promotions, recruitment, transfer and posting etc under one HR unit – the recent promotions and the anomalies created by it without considering the huge stagnation/backlog in different wings of the same company necessitated the HR integration without further delay.
GS letter to CMD


13/07/2018: CHQ News

GS, President and AGS held discussions with GM(Pers) on 12.07.2018, in continuation of the discussion held on 11.07.2018 on the demand for complete parity in promotions in all the equivalent cadres in different wings. The parity in promotions is a policy matter approved by BSNL Board on 28.05.2018, so our demand is fully justified, GS told. Management cannot discriminate the cadres in the matter of promotions in the name of upgradation of posts. Because of management decision, some Assns are making malpropaganda that SNEA is against the promotion of some cadres. In fact SNEA demanded promotion for all the cadres, waiting for promotions for more years along with their juniors. In other words, we cannot accept the logic that JTOs of 1994 to 2010 SRD batch becomes junior to JAOs of 2012 batch who got promotion on 29.06.2018. Similarly SDEs in various wings promoted in 1998 onwards cannot become juniors to others. It is for the management to find the solution to ensure that all are getting promotions simultaneously, SNEA told.

On CAO promotion, we requested to issue the promotion orders for the AOs upto 2005 batch as there is no hurdle in issuing promotion orders for them and vacancies are available. Except SDE(T) cadre (total about 6000, SCF about 4000) and few hundred CAO posts, all the vacancies in other cadres already filled up by 30.06.2018, GM informed. The upgradation was given to AO and DE cadre under compulsory situation to come out of the court cases. Further upgradation of posts in various cadres is not agreed by management so far. We requested to get the approval for all the proposals for upgradation.

The requirement of upgradation of posts for bringing parity in promotions among various wings in equivalent cadres also discussed in detail along with the status of promotions in different cadres.

 

 

Executives waiting for promotion from

JAO to AO

JTO(T) to SDE

JTO(C) to SDE

JTO(E) to SDE

JTO(TF) to SDE

JTO(Arch) to SDE

2015

1999

1994

1996

1995

1996/2001

AO to CAO

SDE to DE

SDE(C) to EE(C)

SDE(E) to EE(E)

SDE(TF) to AGM(TF)

 

2003

2004

1998

2000

2001




12/07/2018: Circle News

Circle Office has asked for vigilance clearance for around 384 officials of Kerala Circle for considering them for promotions from JTO(T) to SDE(T) under SCF quota View Letter
Errors/Ommissions if any, may be reported immediately. All District Secretaries are requested to pursue for arranging VC immediately. Separate letters given to STR, STP and Inspection Circle also for submission of VC.
CS, ACS and DS-CO met Vigilance Team and requested for early submission of VC.


12/07/2018: Circle News

Com.Sajith Kumar, JTO STR Kozhikode received SANCHAR SEVA PATHAK award from Hon'ble Telecom Minister Shri Manoj Sinhaji.....
SNEA Kerala once again congratulates Com.Sajith Kumar whose sincerity, integrity, solidarity, competence and capability are duly rewarded for being a role model to others.




12/07/2018: CHQ News

GM(Pers) invited SNEA for further discussions on our demand for parity in promotions. GS, President and Jt Sec participated in the meeting. Jt GM(Pers) was also available.

On parity, GM(Pers) exactly want to know the details. We categorically told that JAO 2012 batch is already promoted by creating 1400 additional AO posts by upgradation by abolishing about 1800 JAO posts. Similarly all JTO(T/C/E/TF/Arch/) and equivalent cadres also should be given promotions. Similarly 1999 rect JAO promoted in 2009 as AO is proposed to be promoted as CAO by upgradation of posts. Since AO vacancies are not available JAO posts are upgrading to CAO posts. Similarly SDE(T/C/E/TF/Arch) and equivalent cadres also should be given promotions by upgradation of posts. There is no issue for promoting around 400 AOs of 2003 and 2005 batch as vacancy is there but management is not doing that. The earlier decision for upgradation of JAO posts to AO posts and SDE posts to DE posts done to overcome the court cases. Management is not taken any decision so far to create CAO posts as proposed. If that happens, other cases also will be considered. Now around 6000 SDE vacancies are their of which 4000 is for SCF promotion for which work is going on. But the method of fixation of inter-se-seniority issue has to be addressed first, GM(P) informed. For that, views of the cadre controlling authority, Estt section is sought. We demanded the approval of the proposal for upgradation to CAO posts as well as upgradation to AGM/EE equivalent posts in other streams at the earliest to bring parity. GM is of the opinion that strict parity may not be possible always. We categorically told that this is applicable when post based promotions are given in Govt depts.

BSNL is a CPSU and in CPSUs post based promotion concept is not there. In CPSUs, the grades are linked with the pay scales, not with the posts. In Govt set up, grades are linked with the posts. While approving the CPSU cadre Hierarchy, the principle of Parity or Uniform promotional avenues for all the equivalent cadres in different wings already approved by BSNL Board. So management has no other option, it has to bring parity in promotions by any means, we demanded.

GM Pers assured bring these facts to the notice of DIR(HR) for further action. We informed GM(Pers) that time is running out and the Executives are very much agitated over the discrimination and humiliation. While we are very much grateful to the management for promoting about 12000 Executives in record time, the present situation does not allow us to celebrate it.


11/07/2018: Circle News

Demo conducted by AUAB at Circles & SSAs on 11-07-18 demanding implementation of the assurances given by Hon MoC on 24-02-18 to the representatives of AUAB. View Photos




10/07/2018: Circle News

CS, CT and ACS met GM(HR) and DGM(HR) on 6th and 7th July 2018 for discussing about the preparation of All India Eligibility List (AIEL) of JTO(T) upto recruitment year 2008. We requested Administration for speedy preparation of the list. It is understood that information related to AIEL is recieved from STR, ENK, KTM, CNN and TCR. The information is yet to be recieved from other BA and also from STP and Inspection Circle. All District Secretaries are requested to pursue further for sending the relavant information immediately to Circle Office.


09/07/2018: Circle News

Demonstration on 11/7/2018 at Circle HQ (CCA office) and Dist HQs

All Unions and Associations of BSNL decided to organise demonstration on 11/7/2018 at Circle HQ( CCA Office) and Dist HQs demanding to immediate implementation of the assurances given by the Hon. MOS(C) on 24/2/2018 with regards to 3rd Pay Revision, Allotment of 4G Spectrum to BSNL, Pension Revision etc.
All out effort should be taken to participate maximum members to the program and make it grand success.

View Notice


09/07/2018: Circle News

CS writes to CGMT regarding Consideration of Transfer Requests on completion of two years tenure to their home BA View Letter

Around 11 executives have completed their 2 years longstay transfer tenure in June2018 and 7 executives are going to complete their tenure in the coming months.

Out of the above 18 executives, 5 of them were promoted as AGMs recently and were posted in their present working BA instead of posting them to their Home BA.

During discussion with Management we pointed out their completion of tenure period. However the Administration has not considered their request to Home BA. For the last 14 years, Kerala Circle has issued the transfer orders as a single order and the officials were relieved to their Home BA as and when they are completing two years longstay tenure. However this year, administration has deviated from that practice and every month association has to approach administration to issue orders to those completing 2 years tenure.

In this context we humbly request your goodself that transfer orders may be issued at a stretch to those who completed 2 years tenure period and also to those who are going to complete 2 years in the coming months. The orders may be issued at the earliest to avoid further chaos situation in long stay transfer cases.


09/07/2018: CHQ News

GS writes to Smt Seema Bahuguna, Secretary/DPE regarding approval of standard pay scales of E2 and E3 w.e.f 01.01.2007 replacing the intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A as proposed by BSNL:

DoT reference to Dept Of Public Enterprises (DPE) regarding BSNL proposal for revision of the intermediary pay scales of 9850-250-14600 (E1A) and 11875-300-17275 (E2A) to the next higher standard pay scales of E2 and E3 for the JTO, SDE and equivalent Executives in BSNL w.e.f 01.01.2007, based on 2nd PRC recommendations. Since BSNL satisfies the affordability clause stipulated in the DPE OM dated 26.11.2008 (The Profit Before TAX, PBT for BSNL during 2007-08 is Rs 4451 Crores), 2nd PRC implemented with full 30% fitment. Based on DPE guidelines, BSNL Board recommended next higher standard pay scales of E2 and E3 replacing E1A and E2A scales. Contrary to the recommendations of BSNL Board and DPE guidelines on the affordability clause, DoT issued Presidential order on 28.03.2017, lowering the revised pay scales from E1A to E1 (16400-40500) and E2A to E2 (20600-46500). BSNL did not implemented the presidential orders since the pay scales of the entry cadres are lowered and sought review of the decision of DoT. Reference from DoT seeking views /comments from DPE in this regard:

The DoT proposal may be examined at the earliest and proper direction may be issued to DoT to:

a) Approve the pay scales based on BSNL recommendation which is mandatory as per para 17 of DPE guidelines dated 26.11.2008 and as per DPE guidelines dated 02.04.2009 and 09.07.2014.

b) The affordability clause is to be examined with reference to PBT of the year 2007-08 only, as per DPE guidelines.

c) The pay scale of any cadre should not be lowered, unilaterally, which will lead to demoralization and demotivation.

GS letter to Secretary, DPE


09/07/2018: CHQ News

GS writes to CMD/BSNL: Parity in promotions in all the streams in SDE/AO and AGM/CAO equivalent cadres. Uniform promotional avenues for the Executives in all the streams is already approved by the BSNL Board on 28.05.2018. Request to consider the proposal for upgradations for all the cadres together to give a message to all the Executives that NO CADRE IN BSNL IS INFERIOR TO OTHERS. Requested to direct Pers section to process the proposals from all the wings. The approval for upgradation of posts for all the wings for all the equivalent cadres, ie. Telecom/Finance/ Civil/ Elect/ TF/ Arch/ CSS etc may be given simultaneously so that no cadre or stream will get preferential treatment.

GS letter to CMD


07/07/2018: CHQ News

GS, President and AGS met GM(Pers) and Jt GM(Pers) and discussed the following issues:

a) Upgradation of posts for promotion to AGM/CAO and SDE/AO equivalent cadres and promoting all the eligible Executives completed the qualifying service of 7 years for AGM/CAO equivalent cadres and 3 years for SDE/AO equivalent cadres:

We elaborated the demand placed before the management to bring parity in promotions which is envisaged in the CPSU Hierarchy approved by the Board. In the functional promotions also parity should be maintained as NO STREAM IS INFERIOR TO ANY OTHER STREAM. Vacancy based promotion is gone and in CPSUs, posts can be created by any means to bring parity. In CPSUs promotion is not at all linked with availability of posts. The demand for CPSU Hierarchy raised only for bringing parity in promotions.

We strongly demanded for the promotion of all the eligible Executives in Telecom, Civil, Electrical, CSS, PA/PS, TF, Arch etc wings, who can be promoted by filling all the existing vacancies or by upgradation of posts. SEA section already moved a proposal to promote all the eligible AOs promoted upto 2009 to be promoted as CAOs by upgradation of posts. All the eligible JAOs are promoted as AOs by upgradation. The proposal may be urgently moved so that approval will come together for all the cadres without any discrimination.

GM(Pers) assured that immediate action will be taken once direction is received from DIR(HR) or CMD. So far no direction is given to him. However the proposal for upgradation of posts from Civil, Electrical, Arch, TF etc already reached Pers section, he informed. As per our demand for parity in promotions, a proposal to promote all the SDEs of list 8 and SC/ST from 2009 SDE batch is also prepared. We requested to include the remaining few SDEs of 2009 batch in General category also, about 800 in number so that all the eligible SDEs can be promoted. GM(Pers) assured to consider this proposal also.

On JTO to SDE promotion, we demanded promotion to all the eligible JTOs completed 3 years of service. This is required anyhow for filling the SC/ST quota. Management agreed for this and assured necessary action in next week.

All the CSs and activists are requested to send the Gradation list particulars urgently.

Meanwhile further action on the Ernakulam judgment is under discussion with Estt section and will be appropriate action will be taken.

Interestingly in the meeting with GM(Pers), GM(Estt) and DIR(HR), AIGETOA/CHQ has taken an official stand that trg centre mark is the criteria to decide the seniority, even after the Ernakulam HC order, management informed us. But their members taken a different stand in the court and taken it as date of appointment. If that is their stand, then why they filed new case against BSNL and contempt petition against CMD, BSNL, management not able to explain. If they agreed for trg centre marks as the criteria, then the entire AIEL prepared and published by BSNL in 2015 is correct. It can be immediately restored and promotion can be given. Let them withdraw the contempt petition and the new OA filed in the Ernakulam HC, we can get the promotion orders within few days from the management. Otherwise, they are having two faces. Infront of DIR(HR), they are taking a position we are agreeable for trg centre marks and Ernakulam judgment doesnot prohibit that and in the court another stand opposing the AIEL published by BSNL based on trg centre marks within the same rect year JTOs.


06/07/2018: Circle News

CS writes to CGMT regarding preparation of AIEL and VC/APAR of JTOs appointed/promoted upto YOR-2008 View Letter


06/07/2018: DPC News

Congratulations..!! Promotion orders issued for JTO (Arch) to SDE (Arch).... View Order

Congratulations to our Com.Mathews Paul.K who got his first promotion after a long wait of 28 years..........


06/07/2018: CHQ News

GS, President, AGS, Jt Sec and CS/CTD Com Dilip Saha met GM(Estt) and DGM(Estt) and discussed the following issues:

a) Follow up action at DPE for the approval of E2 and E3 pay scales: We explained the stand of DoT on the issue. In the reference to DoPT and DoE, DoT deliberately stated that E1 and E2 are the pay scales approved for the BSNL rects. E1A and E2A are only for those taken absorption from DoT. But DoT is not having any document to substantiate the claim. This facts are to be explained to DPE by BSNL, we requested GM(Estt). SNEA also pursue the matter on its own.

b) Filing appeal /review petition regarding the Hon Ernakulam HC judgment regarding fixation of JTO seniority: Detailed discussions held about the judgment. We requested to have a common strategy with Pers section and get the required clarifications from the HC so that finalization of AIEL and promotions can be done smoothly. Different groups are giving different interpretations and that will finally end up in litigations. Before finalization of AIEL, either clarity has to come from Hon HC or stay has to be obtained from Hon SC regarding the method of fixation of seniority among direct rects, whether it is trg centre marks or date of appointment. The AIEL prepared based on trg centre marks is set aside for the direct rects, so it is a serious problem. GM(Estt) observed that the case spoiled the career of thousands of JTOs and delayed the promotions. Necessary action will be taken in consultation with Pers section.


06/07/2018: CHQ News

Some Positive developments on E2 and E3 scales:

GS spoken to the concerned officers in DoT regarding implementation of standard pay scales of E2 and E3 replacing the intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A w.e.f 01.01.2007. Dept of Expenditure (DoE) has returned the file sent by DoT seeking directions on this issue with the comments that the pay scales related to CPSUs are dealt by DPE and not by DoE and the matter may be referred to DPE for further guidance if required. However DoT did not initiated any action in this regard and kept the matter as closed. Then we had taken the matter with Hon MoSC by letter dated 18.06.2018, reminding his repeated assurances to review the Presidential Order issued by DoT on 28.03.2017, lowering the pay scales from E1A to E1 and E2A to E2 and approval of BSNL proposal for standard pay scales of E2 and E3, replacing E1A and E2A w.e.f 01.01.2007, the matter has been processed again by DoT. On the intervention of Hon MoSC, now the matter has been referred to DPE on last Friday.
We will pursue the matter with Secretary, DPE and other senior officers of DPE.

GS letter to Hon MoSC

06/07/2018: CHQ News

The All Unions and Associations meeting held on 04.07.2018 discussed the financial condition of the company and after detailed discussions, AUAB taken some important decisions to boost sales, marketing and provisioning of new connections with special focus on FTTH, Leased circuits, Broadband and Mobile connections to increase the revenue.View Letter
The important decisions are:

(1) To call upon the employees to observe a movement called BSNL AT YOUR DOORSTEP, till the end of the current financial year, to reach out to the public, for boosting BSNLs sales and revenue generation.

(2) To form separate Core Committees for intensifying the marketing of FTTH, Broadband, Leased lines and mobile connections consisting of employees at Circle and District levels.

(3) To call upon each employee (other than those who are posted in the marketing and Extl plant), to dedicate at least a day in a week, for marketing activities.


06/07/2018: CHQ News

The meetings of All Unions and Associations of BSNL (AUAB), held on 26.06.2018 and 04.07.2018, discussed in detail about the non-implementation of the assurances given by the Hon MOSC to the representatives of the All Unions and Associations of BSNL, in the meeting held on 24.02.2018, on the issues of implementation of 3rd Pay Revision to BSNL employees, implementation of Government of India Rules on payment of Pension Contribution by BSNL and the allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL etc.

It is decided to call on the BSNL employees to organise the following agitational programme:-

Agitational programme

1) Demonstrations in front of the BSNL Corporate Office, CCA offices at all Circles and at SSA levels on 11.07.2018.

2) Relay hunger strike at the BSNL Corporate Office, Circle and SSA levels on 24th, 25th & 26th July, 2018.



06/07/2018: CHQ News

The demand for parity in promotion is not intended to hurt the sentiments of the Accounts personnel. It is the malpropaganda by vested interests. SNEA ventilated the sentiments of thousands and thousands of Executives to the BSNL management who are sidelined and deprived of promotions for years together and forced to retire without promotion. SNEA always stood for the welfare of all the section of Executives and the demand for parity in promotions is the right step in this regard. SNEA strongly supported the creation of AO posts by upgradation for JAO to AO promotion and even impleaded in the case at Ernakulam through affected persons. SNEA also welcomed the bold initiative of BSNL management to create 1200 CAO posts by upgradation to promote all the AOs including those promoted in 2009.

At the same time SNEA will not allow the management to crush the demand for similar promotional avenues and parity for the Executives in other streams.

SNEA equally or more concerned about the fate of hundreds of Executives who didn’t got even one promotion even after 23 years of service. They deserve more compassion and special consideration from all of us. We sincerely hope our Comrades from Accounts wing will understand the agony of those comrades and will support them and SNEA in this noble cause for giving promotions to those deprived class at par with others.



05/07/2018: DPC News

Congratulations to one and all......!!
Promotion from SDE(T) to DE/AGM(T) issued for 127 SC/ST Executives and 24 OC Executives. Congratulations to our CHQ President as he is promoted in the 24 OC list.

[Order] || [Annexure]

JTO(T) to SDE(T) promotion orders dated 15.06.2018 for left over 8 JTOs is issued today [Order]


04/07/2018: DPC News

Congratulations to one and all......!!
SDE(T) to AGM promotion orders issued for 773 SDEs. (List no 5, 6 & 7 ---– 578 and list 8 --- 195). By this order, the total number of SDEs got the promotion to AGM cadre is 4352.


Fit subject to VC from list 5, 6 & 7 is 28. We are extremely grateful to CMD, DIR(HR), GM(Pers), Jt GM(Pers), GM(CLO), AGM(DPC) and other officers in DPC and Pers I section, all the HR team of various Circles, our CSs and activists who arranged the assessment sheets and VCs and facilitated the DPC.

Covering Letter || List1 || list2 || list3


04/07/2018: CHQ News

GS writes to DIR(HR) --- Filing of appeal against the Hon Ernakulam High Court order dated 05.06.2018 regarding fixation of inter-se-seniority among direct rect JTOs recruited after 2001 and method of preparation of All India Eligibility List (AIEL).

GS, AGS, Jt Sec and CS/CTD Com Dilip Saha met GM(Pers) and Jt GM(Pers) and held discussions regarding the promotion orders for the missing cases in JTO to SDE and SDE to DE. Further we had detailed discussions on the Hon Ernakulam HC order and its impact on the cadres and filing SLP and getting stay from Hon SC on JTO seniority issue which will pave the way for smooth conduction of DPC. GM(Pers) assured early action either by filing a clarification petition in the Ernakulam HC or filing SLP in the Hon SC.

GS letter to DIR(HR)


04/07/2018: CHQ News

GS writes to CMD, BSNL: Parity in promotions in all the streams in SDE/AO and AGM/CAO equivalent cadres:

SNEA demands:

1. All the JTOs in Telecom/ Civil/ Elect/ TF/ Arch/ CSS and the equivalent cadres and completed the minimum qualifying service of 3 years should be immediately promoted as SDE to bring parity among SDE/AO equivalent cadres by utilizing available vacancies or by upgradation of vacant JTO equivalent posts.

2. All the SDEs in Telecom/ Civil/ Elect/ TF/ Arch/ CSS and the equivalent cadres and completed the minimum qualifying service of 7 years should be immediately promoted as AGM to bring parity among AGM/CAO equivalent cadres. This can be easily done by upgradation of posts.

In case management does not accept our demand for parity in promotions in all the equivalent cadres in all the streams, we will be forced to go for agitation on very short notice, even without completing the formalities, from next Monday, 09.07.2018 onwards.

GS letter to CMD


03/07/2018: SAD News

SAD NEWS: With heavy heart, it is informed that our member A Sudhakara,(59), DE NWO, Kasaragod has left us today evening while returning to his home from office. Mr Sudhakara was a self motivated and sincere officer, well acclaimed for his innovative marketing strategies. SNEA mourn the untimely departure. Let's together join the bereaved family



01/07/2018: DPC News

Congratulations..!! Promotion Orders Issued in Electrical Wing
JTO(E) to SDE(E)
We congratulate all the Promoted Officers.


30/06/2018: DPC News

Congratulations..!! Promotion Orders Issued in Civil Wing
JTO(C) to SDE(C)
SDE(C) to EE(C) Part-1 || Part-2

As assured by the Administration, SDE(C) to EE(C) and JTO(C) to SDE(C) orders issued in Civil wing on regular basis. We congratulate all the Promoted Officers.


30/06/2018: Circle News

SDE(T) to DE(T) Posting orders issued by Circle Office
Covering Letter || Annex-1 || Annex-2

Dear Comrades, The Errors/Omissions/Corrections in the list may be taken up through the respective District Secretaries for issuing further corrigendum from Circle Office.


30/06/2018: CHQ News

The unassessed list of SDE (T) for the promotion to DE /AGM is enclosed herewith. The Unassessed list of SC/ST from List no 8 is also enclosed. All the CSs /DSs and the Office bearers should pursue with their Circle Administration to send the details( assessment sheet) in excel format immediately to the AGM(DPC) through mail dpcagm@gmail.com . A copy of the information may also be mailed to SNEA CHQ by today evening. We ensure to see that the Administration release the list at the earliest. Inspite of repeated requests, the Circles are sending the information in PDF. We once again request the CSs to ensure that their CO to send the consolidated information( assessment from 2010 to 2017 ) in excel format.
Unassessed List of SDE(T) || Pending from List 8


30/06/2018: DPC News

Congratulations..!! SDE to EE(E)Promotion Orders Issued
SDE to EE(E) Promotion order

As promised by the Administration, SDE to EE (E) / AGM promotion orders issued for 125 Executives of Electrical wing on regular basis. We congratulate all the promoted Officers


29/06/2018: FLASH News..!!

Congratulations..!! SDE(T) to DE(T) Promotion orders issued and uploaded
Covering Lr || Annex-1 || Annex-2 || Annex-3 || Annex-4 || View Kerala list in Excel


29/06/2018: Circle News

JAO to AO posting orders on promotion issued by Circle Office today.
View Posting Orders

We thank PGM (F) and CGMT for issuing the orders today itself as promised to us. Congratulations to all Promoted Officers.
We were closely involved in resolving the legal issues happening at CAT Ernakulum for the last two days by timely impleading in the case through Com. Prasanth, Ernakulam BA, one of our active members. Our circle and CHQ teams were able to convince BSNL management for engaging Sr. Advocate at CAT Ernakulam to resolve the case so that promotion orders could be issued today itself as promised to us by the BSNL management. We thank BSNL management and CHQ for their active support and intervention.

We also thank the applicants of the case who responded positively to our request to take favourable stand to issue promotion orders. The applicants made a prayer before the court that they were not against promotion of officers, but as they were appointed against 2012 vacancy year and hence they also need to be considered. The court allowed BSNL to issue promotion orders subject to the final outcome of the OA filed by the applicants. We assure all the eligible hands that Association will try to resolve their grievances also.


29/06/2018: DPC News

Congratulations to one and all -----
SDE(T) to AGM promotion orders issued for 3452 SDEs.

Covering Lr || Annex-1 || Annex-2|| Annex-3 || Annex-4 || View Kerala list in Excel

Unassessed cases are 804 and Fit cases but VC pending is 29. All the SDEs in seniority list number 5, 6 & 7 are covered by this order. Some SDEs in SC/ST category of list 8 also covered to maintain roster points. The contradictory orders from Hon SC and the court orders on reservations delayed the promotions for three years. As on 31.03.2018, only 1782 DE vacancies are available. For covering entire list 5, 6 & 7 and to make it undisputed, CMD and DIR(HR) agreed to create 3105 additional DE posts by upgradation of vacant SDE posts on matching savings. Our demand for upgradation of additional posts to cover full list 8 is not accepted by the management.

Creation of DE posts by upgradation of vacant SDE posts become possible only due to the fact that CPSU Hierarchy is approved and going to be implemented w.e.f 01.07.2018 where the promotions are delinked from availability of posts.

We are extremely grateful to CMD and DIR(HR) for the kind gesture. We congratulate GM(Pers), Jt GM(Pers), AGM(DPC and other officers in DPC and Pers I section, DPC members, all the HR team of various Circles, our CSs and activists who worked overtime for arranging the assessment sheets and VC in record time.


29/06/2018: DPC News

Congratulations to one and all -----
JAO to AO promotion orders issued for 2226 JAOs.

All the JAOs of 2010 and 2013 batches covered. To cover all the JAOs upto 2013, 1400 new AO posts created by upgradation of vacant JAO posts on matching savings. We are extremely grateful to CMD and DIR(HR) for the kind gesture. Creation of AO posts by upgradation of vacant JAO posts become possible only due to the fact that CPSU Hierarchy is approved and going to be implemented w.e.f 01.07.2018 where the promotions are delinked from availability of posts.

We congratulate GM (FP) and other officers in SEA section, all the HR team of various Circles, our CSs and activists who worked overtime for arranging the assessment sheets and VC in record time ....View Order Copy.


29/06/2018: DPC News

The court case at CAT, Ernakulam and Hon Supreme Court on SDE to DE promotion heard today and no stay is granted. Promotion orders will be issued by today afternoon.

JAO to AO promotion is also cleared by Hon CAT, Ernakulam. BSNL was represented by Sr Advocate Shri O V Radhakrishnan and SNEA through Adv Deepesh Muricken for the JAO Com Prasant. Orders are expected shortly.

Other promotion orders also will be issued today itself.



28/06/2018: CHQ News

On SDE to DE promotion, four court cases are filed at various CATs. Two cases are related to Foot note of BSNL MS RR at Ernakulam and Chennai. Both the cases come up for hearing today and Hon CAT declined to grant stay on promotions.

In another case at CAT Chandigargh, our Rohtak SSA Sec also become a party opposing reservations in promotions, which is against the declared policies of the Association. It is really unfortunate and he is not having the permission from the CHQ or Circle to file court case against promotions, that also against SC/ST. He filed the case on individual capacity. Association is taking appropriate action against the office bearer for violation of the policy of the Assn.


28/06/2018: DPC News

The DPC work on various cadres progressing well. As all CHQ leaders are fully involved in the DPC related work and countering court cases. Even we are not getting time to update the developments in the website. Some are written in the website that SDE to DE promotion orders will be issued yesterday but in fact the DPC itself is not over even now. Their consistent and persistent efforts are only to update the websites and Whats App groups, not to facilitate the DPC related work by arranging assessment sheets, VCs etc. Similarly it is seen in the TN Circle website of one Assn on 15.06.2018 at 04.34 PM that JTO(T) to SDE(T) promotion orders are issued, in fact the DPC was going on at that time.

The JAO to AO promotion orders are ready. On JAO to AO promotion case at Ernakulam, SNEA impleaded against stay through our members. Simultaneously we are in touch with the applicants also for withdrawing the case or not to insist for stay on promotions when the case comes up tomorrow. BSNL engaged a senior lawyer. The news that some applicants withdrawn the case may be true but it will be considered by the court when case comes. Till now as per court proceedings, he is a party. Simply writing in the website will not do.

SDE to DE promotion DPC work is progressing well. Yesterday, the DPC work was going on day and night. Four court cases are already filed against the DPC, demanding stay on promotions. We are working in tandem with the BSNL management to ensure that stay is not granted on the promotions.

JTO(C/E/TF) to SDE(C/E/TF), EE(E/C) and AGM(TF) DPC work is in progress. JTO(E) VCs and assessment sheets are to reach by today.

CHQ leaders, our activists from Delhi and nearby Circles are there throughout the time to extend logistics.



26/06/2018: Circle News

Congratulations..!! DR-JAO Training is scheduled at RTTC Trivandrum on 23/07/2018. We thank PGM(F), HR and RTTC Team for arranging the training at Trivandrum itself.


26/06/2018: DPC News

It is really disheartening to report that AIBSNLEA, Dist Secretary/Kottayam SSA and few others approached CAT, EKM praying for staying ongoing JAO to AO promotion as per the seniority list published. They tried to get the matter stayed urgently by moving an application today. But luckily, Hon CAT refused to entertain the urgent application and the case is likely to come up tomorrow.
We appeal to all, restrain from self destructive steps. The case of missing JAOs will be taken up separately, we assure them.


26/06/2018: CPSU News

Further in todays meeting with DIR(HR) we could make another important breakthrough. We demanded that all the JTO/JAO equivalents who could not get promotion as SDE/AO equivalents before the implementation of CPSU Hierarchy should be given two years relaxation in qualifying service for their further promotion to Sr SDE/Sr AO grade to make them at par with the JAOs of 2010 and 2013 going to get promotion as AO within days. This will benefit all the JTO/JAO equivalent upto 2013 rect year. Relaxation for other cases to compensate the change in the date of approval from 01.01.2017 to prospective date will be taken up later on. Necessary amendments will be incorporated in the CPSU policy in due course.


26/06/2018: CHQ News

Meeting with DIR(HR): DIR(HR) invited SNEA for further discussions today morning on various HR issues, especially on our apprehension on the notification of CPSU Hierarchy. DIR(HR) informed that the DPC and promotions will be completed as much feasible before 30.06.2018 as per the target. Further on CPSU Hierarchy, DIR(HR) reiterated that management is committed to that, it is as per schedule and there is no need to worry and the CSs and CHQ leaders can focus on their respective Circles. We reassured that all our CSs and CHQ leaders are fully involved in the DPC related works in respective Circles and they will continue that.

On the arbitrary transfer of our CHQ President, DIR(HR) readily agreed to review it and requested that no more SMS/message to be sent to CMD/DIR(HR).

On the issue of continuation of a retired Executive as GS of AIBSNLEA and continuing in participating in the official meetings and making correspondence with the management, DIR(HR) informed that immediate action is already taken as per REA 2014 rules, within hours, based on our letter. The situation compelled us to write the letter, we informed DIR(HR).


26/06/2018: CHQ News

Comrades, our strong stand for notification of CPSU Hierarchy, effectively on or before 01.07.2018 and the pressure created had made the management and we all work in unison, in lightning speed. We will come out with promotion orders in almost all the cadres as much feasible in couple of days, that also in record time. Approval of CPSU Hierarchy has given enough space for the management for temporarily upgrading JAO posts to 1400 AO posts and SDE posts to 3105 DE posts for giving promotions. If CPSU Hierarchy is not getting implemented, these upgradations were never possible. Yesterday only CMD given approval for the creation of 3105 DE posts by upgradation and whole DPC work will be completed for more than 4500 SDEs in record time. CLO who is a DPC member is out of station on official tour and he is called back for conduction of DPCs. CMD personally spoken to CVO for providing all the VCs.
JAO to AO, JTO(C/E/TF/Arch) to SDE(C/E/TF/Arch) and SDE(E/TF) to EE(E)/AGM(TF) DPC work is almost completed.


26/06/2018: CHQ News

GS writes to CMD/BSNL: Inviting a Retired Executive, Shri Prahlad Rai for the official meeting to discuss the HR issues of BSNL Executives ---our strong protest reg:
GS letter to CMD


25/06/2018: Circle News

CS writes to CGMT regarding Effective Legal actions to protect the interest of BSNL and its executives in BSNL w.r.t.PROPERTY TAX of BSNL Mobile Towers View Letter


25/06/2018: Circle DPC News

CS and ACS pursued DPC cases at Circle office
JTO (E) to SDE (E) APAR, SCR & VCs sent to Corporate office last week itself.
JTO (C) SDE (C) SCR sent to Corporate Office last week, VCs will be sent tomorrow.
SDE (E) to EE (E) SCR and VCs sent to Corporate Office last week itself.
Competent authority assured that SDE(T) to DE (T) and JAO to AO SCRs will be sent to Corporate Office tomorrow.


25/06/2018: CHQ News

DIR(HR) held a combined meeting with the Assns on 25.06.2018 to explain the initiatives taken so far for giving promotions in various cadres on war footing ...

a) JTO(TF) to SDE (TF) promotion for 53 posts.
b) SDE (TF) to AGM promotion for 12 posts.
c) JAO to AO promotion for 2397 posts (including 1400 upgraded posts).
d) JTO(Civil) to SDE(Civil) promotion for 85 posts.
e) JTO(Elect) to SDE(Elect) promotion for 126 posts.
f) SDE(Elect) to DE(Elect) for 130 posts.
g) SDE(T) to DE(T) for 4887 posts (including 3105 new posts created by upgradation). As reported earlier available vacancy is 1782.

For all the above promotion orders, cutoff date is given as 30.6.18.

On JTO to SDE promotion, management explained its difficulty due to the time delay for revision of seniority list and court cases at EKM. AO to CAO and EE(Civil) promotions, stay on promotion on catch up Rule is the hurdle. However Dir(HR) asked them to re-examine the possibility once again by today evening.

All the CSs and activists are requested to kindly arrange all the VCs and assessment sheets on war footing.


23/06/2018: CHQ News

What they achieved through court cases ??. It is high time to introspect:
The career growth of all the BSNL Executives are spoiled by battery of court cases by few with the tacit support of some section of Executives.

Critical analysis of some important cases which affected thousands of Executives:

1. JTO to SDE promotion case at Chennai and then at Ernakulam from 2010 to 2018 and still continuing:

The main demand of 1:1 ratio with retrospective seniority from 1996 to 2000 was out rightly rejected by Hon’ble High Court of Kerala. This is one of the misleading attempt made by one section for the last 15 years and running from court to court with the same demand and was ultimately rejected by CAT Chandigarh, CAT Madras, CAT Ernakulam and High Court of Kerala, but still the same group tried to befool the executives by saying they have won the 1:1 ratio case. They forgot to understand the fate of the DRs recruited from 2001 to 2008 when there are practically very limited number of Promotees during this period if the proposal was accepted.

The same group tried to mislead the executives by saying 1:1 ratio is applicable in promotion from JTO to SDE (for every one PR, one DR should be posted). This is totally against SDE RR which provides no separate quota for the DRs and PRs and only provides quota for SCF and LDCE.

The method of inter-se-seniority fixation changed from Recruitment year and Training center mark wise to Date of Appointment/Promotion. This will result in the change of settled seniority, within DRs and also within Promotees. A senior DR at present by securing higher marks in a particular recruitment year will loose his seniority if he happened to join later. Similar is the case w.r.t inter-se within promotees as also interse between DR and PR. Litigation will continue in Supreme Court making life miserable for another 3 to 5 years, especially for 2001 onwards rects.

Promotions delayed by 5 to 6 years, naturally all the subsequent promotions also.

More than 3,500 JTOs with 15 to 23 years of service retired without a single promotion.

If this court case was not there:

Then all the JTOs upto 2008 rect year would have become SDE before 2018 through SCF or LDCE. Now JTOs of 1999 rect onwards are still waiting for promotion after the recent DPC as eligibility list is not able to finalize.

Interestingly most of the litigants are not even eligible for promotion at that time and their names are not available in the eligibility list or they were already promoted as SDEs in 2013 LDCE or recent LDCE.
Whether it helped any DR or BR or promoteee?

2. Court case on 20.12.17 against BSNL Board approval for CPSU Hierarchy: The proposal was an agenda in the BSNL Board meeting on 21.12.2017. However stay obtained on 20.12.2017 and hurriedly brought to the notice of BSNL management. Board didn’t given approval to the proposal due to the stay. If the stay was not there, it would have approved w.e.f 01.01.2017 itself as the DoT Board member who raised objection on 01.01.2017 was not present in the Board meeting held on 21.12.2017. The Board members present don’t have any objection to the date. All the Executives, numbering around 30,000 missed the promotion and lost 1 ½ years service.

3. Reservation related cases: Almost all the promotions stopped since 2015. Eligible Executives lost 2 to 3 years of service


23/06/2018: CHQ-DPC News

JTO(TF) to SDE(TF) and SDE(TF) to AGM(TF) DPC work is in advanced stage.

JTO(C/E) to SDE(C/E) and JAO to AO DPC work progressing.

SDE(C/E) to EE(C/E) promotion work also progressing for the available vacancies.

SDE(T) to AGM(T) promotion vacancy calculation completed. As on 31.03.2018, total vacancy is 1782 (OC-1403, SC-157 and ST-122). Requirement of additional posts also calculated to make the promotion list undisputed and in line with both orders of the Hon SC (covering list 6, 7 and SC/ST from 8) and informed to higher authorities. Anticipating approval, preparatory/DPC work is in progress. Since CPSU Hierarchy is going to be implemented, the posts are already gone and management is considering the upgradation of the vacant posts for few days to overcome the crisis.

We are trying our level best to complete as much promotions before this month end before notification of CPSU Hierarchy. Parallally all out efforts are continuing to notify the new promotion policy by this month end.


22/06/2018: DPC News

BSNLCO has asked the Circles to provide the Screening Committee report for Promotion to the Grade of Accounts Officer on regular Basis. All the CSs are requested to take up with Circle administration and update the information immediately.
Letter || Annexure A || Annexure B



BSNLCO has asked the Circles to provide the Screening Committee report and date of Joining of SDEs required for Promotion to DE /AGM(T) Regular by 25.6.2018. All the CSs are requested to take up with Circle administration and update the information immediately.
DPC for SDE (T) to DE / AGM (T) || Date of Joining Information required


22/06/2018: CHQ News

All the CSs are requested to send the modifications required in Postings on Promotion (JTO to SDE) of both LDCE and SCF executives immediately through mail. Also the CSs are requested to send the discrepancies if any ( like promotion orders issued to retired / died etc) missing names in the list immediately.
Missing and request transfers list


22/06/2018: CHQ News

As decided in the CS and CHQ meeting, all CSs and CHQ office bearers should reach New Delhi by 27th or 28th morning itself and we have to be at New Delhi till BSNL notifies the proposal. The Kolkata/ Hyderabad/ Bhubaneswar CWC directions to implement CPSU Cadre Hierarchy at the earliest date put immense responsibility on our shoulders.


22/06/2018: CHQ News

Management is trying to delay the notification of CPSU Hierarchy promotion and delay all the promotions to more than 25,000 Executives. The BSNL Board approved the proposal with effect from 28.05.2018.

GS, President, AGS and Jt Sec met CMD and held discussion regarding notification of CPSU Hierarchy proposal. CMD opined that it can be notified after the completion of ongoing promotions. We are shocked to hear this from our beloved CMD. According to our information some DPCs may take few months and if all the DPCs are to be held it will take years together. By the prospective date of approval by the Board, all the Executives already lost 1 ½ years. Any delay in notification will delay the subsequent promotions also. Hardly 20% to 30% of the Executives eligible for promotion as per the new promotion policy only will be covered by the present DPC. Delaying the promotion for another 6 months, for the vast majority of the Executives, more than 70%, is not justified. Telecom Engg side is worstly affected and it will continue to suffer, we told. Even on SDE to DE promotion we suggested to give the promotion without DPC for all the SDEs in list 5,6,7 & 8 who are in E4 or E5 scale by 28th (just like CPSU promotion) as the seniority list is under dispute and giving promotion through either seniority route for limited vacancies may end up in another litigation. That litigation will continue even after implementation of CPSU Hierarchy and the very purpose of CPSU Hierarchy implementation will be defeated. CMD was non committal on our proposal but asked us to discuss with DIR(HR). Finally CMD agreed to some extent to our demand and told that he will direct to complete all DPCs before 30th and notify CPSU Hierarchy before 1st July.

Earlier in the meeting with GM(Pers) on CPSU Hierarchy notification and progress in the SDE to DE DPC, he indicated that he requires minimum 2 months to complete the DPC work and tentative schedule is middle of August. It is communicated to Dir(HR) and CMD in the evening. From this we can understand the level of preparation for the DPC at BSNLCO. However we are trying our level best to get some tangible results.

We have to be very very vigilant for the next few days and be ready to go to any extent. All the negative elements will play all dirty politics to derail the notification of CPSU Hierarchy as almost all their members got promotion earlier and we have to be united like a rock.

This will be the lifeline for the career growth of Executives. This will be the unique opportunity to have uniform promotion policy and parity in promotions across all streams.


22/06/2018: Court News

The case related to JTO to SDE promotions at CAT Ernakulam came up for hearing today. Hon CAT declined to stay the promotion order. The arguments on the contempt petition completed and judgement reserved. Sr counsel engaged by BSNL pleaded the case very well. The OA posted to 29.06.2018.


22/06/2018: DPC News - Corporate Office Letters

Vigilance Clearance for considering executives for promotion to the grade of DE/AGM(T) on regular basis View Letter || View List

Preparation of e-DPC-Requirement of list of AGMs(Regular) working as on date & Screening Committee report View Letter || View List

In case of Errors/Omission/addition/deletion/correction in the data, Kindly report it to the HR Section and also to our District Secretaries.


22/06/2018:

ACS and DS-Circle Office met DGM(Finance) on 21/6/2018 for discussing about the upcoming JAO to AO Promotions:
It is learnt that CMD BSNL has approved the CPC proposal from JAO to AO to fill-up about 2400 AO vacant posts by considering up to JAO-2013 Batch. BSNL CO has given mail to all Circles to provide the relevant data of JAOs for the promotion from JAO to AO. We requested DGM(Finance) for expediting the data as early as possible so that the promotion orders can be issued this month itself. DGM(Finance) responded positively and assured for speedy disposal of the data to Corporate office.

ACS and DS-Circle Office met GM(HR) on 21/6/2018 and discussed the following issues:

1. Consideration of Transfer Requests and Issuance of Transfer orders to those who are completing 2 years stay in this June as assured to this association earlier. We informed GM(HR) that two years back these officials were relieved lately from their parent BA only due to administrative reasons and requested to issue the orders immediately. GM(HR) responded positively.

2. NOC issues to the recently recruited JTOs: We discussed about the recent clarification received from Corporate office in this regard. GM(HR) responded positively and informed that NOC is now being issued based on the Corporate office clarification order.


21/06/2018: CHQ News

GS writes to CMD/BSNL regarding Notification of Amendment to BSNL Executives Promotion Policy & Recruitment Rules 2018 (CPSU Cadre Hierarchy) approved by the BSNL Board on 28.05.2018 immediately, latest by 28.06.2018 so that the promotion can be given for all the eligible Executives, numbering about 25,000, completed the qualifying service and due for promotion effectively on or before 01.07.2018. In addition, the senior officers can retire in a dignified manner with the new designation on 30.06.2018, after 35-38 years of service in DoT and BSNL.

GS letter to CMD1 || GS letter to CMD2


21/06/2018: CHQ News

GS, AGS, Jt Sec(East) Com Sankar Sanyal and CS/CTD Com Dilip Saha met GM(FP) and DGM(FP) on 20.06.2018 and held discussions on JAO to AO promotion and AO to CAO promotion. About AO 900 vacancies are available and SEA section proposed for upgradation of another 1400 posts. As per the proposal all the 2013 JAOs also can be promoted. The assessment sheet and VC already called. GM(FP) assured that the promotion will be issued by 28.06.2018 before the notification of CPSU Hierarchy. AO to CAO promotion issue is not able to resolve so far. Upto 2005 AO batch, there is no dispute but reserved candidates are available from 2008 batch only. However we are trying to find some way out.

GS met CGM(BW) on 18.06.2018 and discussed about JTO(C ) to SDE(C) & SDE(C) to EE(C ) promotions and requested to complete the process by 28.06.2018. Also met GM(Pers), DGM(Pers) and requested to clear the all DPCs in all wings.

CHQ President and Jt.Secretary(West) Com Rakesh Mehta met concerned officers in EW on 20.06.2018 and held discussions regarding DPC of JTO(E ) to SDE(E ) and SDE(E ) to EE(E). VCs for 187 JTO(E) was called on 11.06.18 and same has not been received from any Circle. Regarding SDE(E) to EE(E) was also called on 11.06.18. All Circle Secretaries should ensure that VC reaches by 22.06.2018.

CHQ President, AGS A.Chandra Sekhar, CP/MH Com.Sonewane met CGM(BW) and DGM(BW) on 20.06.2018 and discussed about promotion to JTO(C ) to SDE(C) and SDE(C) to EE(C ) and also discussed about review DPC of EE( C). 130 VCs called for JTO(C) to SDE(C) for 88 posts and APARs/VCs called for SDE(C) to EE(C) promotion on 13.06.2018 are not reached the BW unit. Association requested to complete the DPC process latest by 28.06.2018. CGM(BW) assured to complete the process. All Circle Secretaries should ensure that same reaches by 22.06.2018.


20/06/2018: CHQ News

JTO to SDE promotion: The case come up for hearing today and posted to 22.06.2018. BSNL engaged senior lawyer from the High Court to defend the case. The impleading application filed by SNEA through the affected persons also admitted. In the absence of our CP Com George Varghese at Ernakulam, Asst Dist Secretary, SNEA Com Vimal who is a 2001 Rect DR JTO (become an SDE in 2008) coordinated with others for our case.


20/06/2018:

March to Prime Ministers residence on 19.06.2018 by CPSU Executives and officers from Banking sector, Insurance sector and Central Govt Officers demanding 3rd PRC implementation, stop disinvestment/Privatization, Assured Pension to all etc... was successfully held. From BSNL side, Circle Secretaries, Leaders and activists of SNEA from almost all Circles attended the march and made it a grand success.

View Photos


Charter of Demands:

1. Remove affordability clause for Wage Revision in CPSUs.

2. Expedite wage revision for the Bankers without restriction on scale and without affordability clause.

3. Ensure Assured Pension for all.

4. Stop all moves towards Privatization.

5. Amend Tax laws at Par with Government employees.



20/06/2018: CHQ News

JTO to SDE promotion: The same section who are working against promotions and want to fight only court cases, filed an MA in the Hon CAT yesterday, challenging the promotion order dated 15.06.2018 and praying for staying/quashing the promotion orders. Another contempt petition also filed against BSNL management. Interestingly the applicants are JTOs joined in 2009 and 2010 whose name is not available in the eligibility list at all published in 2015. This move may further delay all the promotions. Assn also impleaded in the case through the affected persons, promoted recently.


20/06/2018: CHQ News

CHQ Office bearers and CS meeting at New Delhi on 18.06.2018: It was a moment of celebration for all as 1) the SNEA demand for CPSU Cadre Hierarchy implementation is approved by the BSNL Board on 28.05.2018, paving the way for smooth career progression in the future and 2) more than 5,000 JTOs promoted as SDEs within one month period through SCF and LDCE for the vacancy years 2009-10 and 2010-11.

The meeting decided to demand the implementation of CPSU cadre Hierarchy on or before 01.07.2018 as per the CWC decisions. Already CPSU cadre Hierarchy delayed by one and half years as the date of implementation changed from 01.01.2017 to a prospective date, any delay in implementation of CPSU cadre Hierarchy will delay all the future promotions for all.

Meanwhile in the intervening period, all out efforts will be made to effect promotions in all the streams, ie. SDE to DE, AO to CAO, SDE(C/E) to EE(C/E), SDE(TF) to AGM(TF), JTO(T/C/E/TF)/JAO to SDE(T/C/E/TF)/AO.

Assn will be giving more focus for settlement of E2 and E3 scales, now pending in DoT and if required will launch organizational actions.

30% Superannuation benefit to BSNL direct rects: By the formation of pension fund with 5% contribution, now the total contribution reached 25% out of 30%. Further increase in the contribution will be pursued as it is directly linked with the social security.

Uniform 1st TB Promotion: This is the issue for all the JTO/JAOs recruited from 1993 to 1999 who got the first TBP after 5 or 6 years. Khan Committee recommended for uniform 5 years. However Hyderabad CWC decided to demand TBP after 4 years instead of 5 years. Management was waiting for the finalization of the CPSU Hierarchy. EPP 2007 has to be amended retrospectively, w.e.f 01.10.2004 for implementing Uniform TBP with the approval of BSNL Board and DoT.

Group Term Insurance (GTI): Competitive quote is expected from LIC, this week. Assn is in touch with LIC in this regard. GTI will be implemented making 3 or 4 age slabs to get the benefit of customarised premium to the Executives of different age groups.

Filing of Court case for EPF full pension option: The list of Executives recruited directly by BSNL, covered under EPF and opted for the full pension option is to be made available to CHQ by respective CSs within one month. Jt Sec(S) Com Pandurang Nayak and AGS Com Chinamya Sahoo will coordinate with all CSs in this regard.

The pay parity of 22820 will be pursued to settle the issue by giving additional increments as the demand for settlement as a pay anomaly issue is not agreed by the management.

Settlement of Rule 8 cases at the time of implementation of CPSU Hierarchy.


19/06/2018:

Congratulations..!! NOC issues of recently recruited JTOs resolved. Our CHQ was pursuing to resolve NOC issues of recently joined DR JTOs and the relevant clarification orders sought by Kerala Circle are issued. Our Circle Leaders who are in Delhi for the AIPCOC march collected the orders by hand from the Corporate Office through our CHQ. With this positive clarification letter from Corporate office, we expect that the issue is resolved. We have been receiving requests from newly recruited (through GATE) JTOs in this regard.
View Clarification Letter from Corporate Office


18/06/2018:

GS writes to Hon Minister: Review of the Presidential Order issued by DoT on 28.03.2017, lowering the pay scales from E1A to E1 and E2A to E2 and approval of BSNL proposal for standard pay scales of E2 and E3, replacing E1A and E2A w.e.f 01.01.2007 as per the assurances given earlier:
GS letter to Hon MoSC


18/06/2018:

GS, President and AGS met DIR(HR) on 18.06.2018 and extended sincere gratitude for issuing JTO to SDE promotions for the vacancies of 2009-10 and 2010-11 bringing the SCF and LDCE at par. This was possible only due to the firm stand taken by DIR(HR) and the Pers section by correctly interpreting the Hon EKM HC order. Some sections even made false propaganda by telling the management and others that there is stay on promotions from CAT, EKM and tried to stop the promotions. Earlier they confused management and other Executives by stating that Hon HC given a 1:1 judgment. In fact it is a temporary measure, applicable only in case BSNL is issuing provisional promotions before finalization of AIEL.

Further discussions held on completing the DPCs and notification of the CPSU Hierarchy promotions which gives promotions to all the eligible Executives. We requested DIR(HR) to complete all the promotions in all the streams of Telecom, Finance, Civil, Electrical, TF, Arch etc by this month end as much possible and notify the CPSU Hierarchy by 28.06.2018 so that remaining Executives, including those retiring this month gets their eligible promotions. Executives already lost 1 and 1/2 years service, even for future promotions as BSNL Board approved the CPSU proposal prospectively. Further delay in its implementation will damage the Executives future career.

DIR(HR) assured to do the best possible for issuing the promotion orders immediately without delaying CPSU Hierarchy and she will review the progress with all the concerned GMs today itself.

All CSs and Office bearers are requested to send the APAR, VC etc latest by 22.06.18 for completing the formalities before 28.06.2018.


16/06/2018:

Congratulations..!! to one and all....
JTO(T) to SDE(T) Posting orders under SCF quota for VY 2009-10 and 2010-11 issued by Kerala Circle office...
View Orders

We congratulate all SNEA Leaders and Activists who were behind the scene for issuance of orders on war foot basis and also coordinated for joining of the officials today itself in the same way as done for LDCE posting orders one month back.
All officials got posted at same BA. Almost all of them were working as SDE(LA) for the past several years and patiently waited for regular promotion which got held up in Courts.

We were able to release these posting orders on a day when CGMT, GM(HR) and DGM(HR) were not available in Circle office. We thank CGMT, who was away from HQ on official visit, for giving necessary instructions in this regard, on our requests, to GM HR in charge, Shri Sanjay Kumar who ensured that orders were released on war foot basis. Staff at HR wing rose to the occasion in issuing the same in no time. We thank GM HR in charge Shri Sanjay Kumar and his HR Team for the timely release of posting orders.


15/06/2018: CHQ News

Congratulations to one and all……
JTO(T) to SDE(T) promotion orders issued for 3139 JTOs against 3500 vacancies.


Orders || Annex-1 Part-I || Annex-1 Part-II || Annex-II VC

2009-10 vacancy year --- 748 (839 vacancies).

2010-11 vacancy year --- 2391 (2661 vacancies).

CHQ congratulate all the promoted JTOs who are the soldiers of SNEA.

We could issue the promotion orders under severe adverse conditions, malpropaganda of stay on promotions, misinterpretation of the court orders to mislead their supporters etc etc.

We are extremely grateful to Smt Sujata T Ray, DIR(HR) who had taken every step to ensure that the promotion orders are issued. Similarly we are thankful to Shri Keshav Rao/ GM(Pers), Shri Manish Kumar/Jt GM(Pers), Shri Mattoo/ AGM(Pers), Sri Ramamoorthy/DM, Shri Pandey/DM and Shri Vinanyak/ DM for the great job. Special mention is required for Shri Ramamoorthy/DM who had completed the DPC work. Special thanks to Shri A. M. Gupta, GM(SR) and Shri Surendra Singh, GM(CLO) who are the other DPC members.

Special mention required regarding the contribution of all of our CSs and office bearers at all the level for their sincere efforts to make this impossible task possible.


15/06/2018: CHQ News

JTO to SDE promotion: There was another attempt by the same section to derail the JTO to SDE promotion by filing fresh case in the CAT on 14.06.2018, quoting the VC calling letter based on old AIEL dated 2015 and praying for stay on DPC/Promotion. However on the strong intervention of BSNL lawyer and our counsel, CAT didn’t given any stay. The propaganda by them are wrong, simply to mislead their supporters as done earlier by the wrong interpretation of the HC judgment, the way it suits them. Hon CAT directed that promotion can be given only as per the Hon HC order.

JTO to SDE promotion was blocked due to the blanket stay imposed by Hon Ernakulam HC in 2015 on operation of the final All India Eligibility list of JTOs published by BSNL in 2015 for the promotion to SDE cadre. The stay was vacated by the pronouncement of the judgment on 05.06.2018.

The DPC and promotions will be strictly as per the Hon Ernakulam HC order. More VCs received from AS/ETR, CTD, ITPC, MH, NTP, NTR, INSP/QA, STR, TN, UPW and WB.

On SDE to DE promotion, a proposal moved by the concerned section for promotion of about 4,800 SDEs covering list 5, 6 and 7, due to the conflict in the Hon SC judgment of 2014 and the interim order. As per the proposal 1,700 clear AGM/DE vacancies are only available today. Remaining 3,100 posts required to be created new by diversion of MT quota and by upgradation of SDE posts by matching savings. Since it involves financial implications, it may have to get the approval of BSNL Board, according to the proposal. Management yet to take a call on this to create the additional posts and going to the BSNL Board. For conduction of DPC, two more years ACR, 2015-16 and 2016-17 also required for which letters already issued.

JAO to AO and AO to CAO promotion is held up due to the stay on promotions. However continuous efforts are going on to find some way out.

The JTO(C/E) to SDE(C/E) and SDE(C/E) to EE(C/E) DPCs also moving very fast, to complete it before this month end.

All CSs and activists are requested to personally put their best efforts to see that APAR and VC is reaching BSNLCO by the scheduled date so that maximum feasible promotions can be materialised before implementation of CPSU Hierarchy by this month end.

We are trying to implement CPSU Hierarchy before the month end so that promotion can be given to those Executives, around 250, retiring this month on 30.06.2018. The minutes of the last Board meeting will be issued by next week.


15/06/2018:




13/06/2018: CHQ News

March to Prime Ministers Residence on 19.06.2018 by CPSU Executives and officers from Banking sector, Insurance sector and Central Govt Officers demanding 3rd PRC implementation, stop disinvestment/Privatization, Assured Pension to all etc

Charter of Demands:

1. Remove affordability clause for Wage Revision in CPSUs.

2. Expedite wage revision for the Bankers without restriction on scale and without affordability clause.

3. Ensure Assured Pension for all.

4. Stop all moves towards Privatization.

5. Amend Tax laws at Par with Government employees.

All the Executives are requested to join the March on 19.06.2018.


13/06/2018:

Appointment of JTOs on Deputation to TERM Cell, Ernakulam
BSNL Corporate Office has given approval to the appointment of JTOs on deputation to TERM Cell, Ernakulam for three years. We have been pursuing this case at BSNL Corporate Office. Former CGMT, Kerala, Sh. R Mani had requested our intervention to identify a few Officers to get posted in TERM Cell, Ernakulam on deputation to address their staff shortage. We wish our Comrades, Com. Reeja A, JTO & Com. Manju A, JTO all success in their new assignment.

NOC issues of recently recruited JTOs.
Our CHQ is also pursuing to resolve NOC issues of recently joined DR JTOs and the relevant orders are expected at any time from now. We have been receiving requests from newly recruited (through GATE) JTOs in this regard.


12/06/2018: CHQ News

GS, President, AGS and Jt Sec met CMD and DIR(HR) on 11.06.2018 and requested them to issue the JTO to SDE promotion at the earliest. The promotion is held up due to litigations at Chennai and Kerala after March, 2011 promotions. Thousands of JTOs retired without promotion during the intervening period. Now the hurdles are cleared. Both of them assured prompt action.

Earlier GS, President, AGS and Jt Sec met GM(Pers), GM(Estt), Jt GM(Pers) and DGM(Estt) and held marathon discussions regarding the court judgment, its implementation and issuing promotion order as quickly as possible. One of the major contentious issue, whether supernumerary/excess promotion is from 1995 onwards or from 2001 onwards only, could sort out today itself by repeated meetings and a combined meeting of GM(Pers) and GM(Estt), the cadre controlling authority for JTO cadre. The seniority of the JTOs recruited prior to 2000 is intact as per the HC judgment. Since direct rect and supernumerary/excess promotion issue is from 2001, the seniority from 2001 rect year is to be revised as per HC order or the judgment has to be challenged.

The DPC work in other cadres also in progress. All CSs and activists requested to send the VC and APAR by hand before 20.06.2018 for completion of the DPC and issuing promotion orders. We are trying to issue the promotions as much possible within a couple of weeks before the notification of CPSU Hierarchy this month. We requested CMD and BSNL management to notify the policy effectively few days prior to 30.06.2018 so that the Executives retiring in this month also will get the benefit of promotion. On an average more than 200 Executives are retiring every month.


11/06/2018: CHQ News

BSNLCO has requested all the Circles to send the data in the proforma for the Preparatory work for promotion from SDE(E) to EE(E) by 20.6.2018. All the CSs are requested to send the information at the earliest please. Letter || List


11/06/2018: CHQ News

BSNLCO has requested all the Circles to send the data in the proforma for the Preparatory work for promotion from JTO(E) to SDE(E) by 20.6.2018. All the CSs are requested to send the information at the earliest please.
APAR JTO(E) || Tabulation sheet || VCs


11/06/2018:

Congratulations..!! Three more vacancies released for LICE Promotion from Group C to JTO(T) for the VY 2015-16 held on 11/12/2016 View Orders
We were continously pursuing for the release of these three vacancies with the Administration for a long time as Candidates did not turn up for Induction Training even after being offered multiple chances. We thank GM(HR) and his Team for the orders. We are pursuing for the release of remaining 9 Vacancies.


08/06/2018:

BSNLCO has published the provisional Seniority of SDEs(T)- List 8 which is updated as on date as per the data available with CO You are requested to go through the list and intimate any changes through the respective circles to BSNLCO by 30.6.2018

Letter || List-8


08/06/2018: CHQ News

AGS met DGM(SEA) and discussed about the Promotions from JAO to AO and AO to CAO. It was informed that stay on DPC at Bangalore and Chandigarh on seniority issues for JAO to AO. Four cases staying the process of DPC for AO to CAO ( 3 on Catch Up Rule and One on reservation). SEA section is exploring all the possibilities for conduction of DPC from JAO to AO and AO to CAO

AGS and Jt Sec met Jt GM Pers and requested for immediate processing for promotion from JTO(T) to SDE(T) in view of the Hon HC Kerala Judgment. Jt.GM assured to expedite the process and requested our Association also to pursue for sending the VCs by the Circles by tomorrow (8.6.2018).


07/06/2018:

Hon Kerala HC ( Earnakulam) Judgement on JTO(T) to SDE (T) SCF delivered on 5.6.2018.

The main features of the judgement are:

A) JTOs recruited by BSNL as per JTO RR 2001 cannot claim the vacancy or seniority prior to 2000. It is reserved for the DoT officers. The basic contention of AIGETOA to interpolate seniority in the ratio 1:1 prior to the vacancies of 2000 has been rejected. This was the crux of the issue.

B) The promotion and seniority of JTOs recruited for 1995 to 1999 are intact and the eligibility list prepared by BSNL is correct.

C) The seniority of direct rect JTOs and the supernumerary JTOs recruited for the years 2001 to 2007 has to be revised based on date of appointment and date of promotion.


As such there is no hindrance in giving promotion from the final eligibility list prepared and circulated by BSNL from among JTOs recruited from 1995 to 1999.

Except the method of fixation of seniority of the JTOs recruited from 2001 onwards, all the pleadings of SNEA and BSNL management accepted by the Hon High Court.

CHQ will take all out efforts to issue the promotion orders as quickly as possible.

Hon ENK Judgement


05/06/2018:

Hon High Court of Kerala pronounced the Judgment today (05.06.2018) in the JTO to SDE Promotion case: The salient features are:

1. JTOs recruited directly by BSNL after 2001 can have no right to claim for the vacancies earmarked for direct rect during the period from 1996-2000 in DoT. No provision of law or any authority which confer them an indefeasible right to claim allotment of rect years as 1996 onwards -----. Certainly from the date of their appointment in BSNL the petitioners are having the right to get their seniority fixed in accordance with JTO RRs 2001 framed by BSNL.

2. JTO seniority list is to be prepared not on the basis of Trg Centre marks, but based on date of promotion in cases of promotees and date of appointment in case of direct rects.

3. Final eligibility list is to be prepared within 6 months.

4. In the meantime BSNL can make provisional promotion against the vacancies equally from among senior most promotes and senior most direct recruites.

Provision 1 and 4 seems to be contradictory. The judgment copy will be available in 1 or 2 days.

CHQ will take all necessary steps immediately to get the judgment stayed by the Hon SC in case it is adverse.


The applicants main prayer was for interpolation of Promotes and direct rects in the ratio 1:1, irrespective of recruitment year. If the prayer was allowed, then 1995 to 1999 rect promotee JTOs will be interpolated with 2001 to 2005 BSNL direct rect JTOs in the ratio 1:1. Similarly 2007 and 2008 BSNL direct rect JTOs will be interpolated with 2014 to 2017 rect promotee JTOs in the ratio 1:1.


05/06/2018:

JTO to SDE Promotion case at Hon Earnakulam HC is listed for Judgement on 05.6.2018 (today) in the Chamber of Hon Judge at 16.15 Hrs. There are 3 cases clubbed together. The two judges heard the case one year back are now sitting in different division benches. On our request, BSNL deputed senior lawyer from Delhi to Ernakulam to plead the case at High Court during final hearing. On our constant pressure on BSNL management, last week BSNL deputed GM(HR) and DGM(HR) of Kerala Circle to Ernakulam and they visited the HC for expediting the case.


04/06/2018:

Uniform Time Bound Functional promotion Policy, 2018 or CPSU Cadre Hierarchy:

GS alongwith President and AGS met CMD and DIR(HR) on 04.06.2018 and once again thanked them for approving the CPSU Cadre Hierarchy proposal in the Board meeting held on 28.05.2018. GS personally thanked both of them for keeping the commitment given by them to the GS that they are committed to CPSU Hierarchy as mutually agreed upon and will ensure the Board approval without any change. GS reached HQ today, 04.06.18. It was only due to their timely intervention at various occasions, the policy could finalise, overcoming the major issues like bench marks, huge number of Executives at AGM equivalent grades in all streams, relaxation in qualifying service for the Executives in higher scales, date of effect etc.

GS interacted with the CMD, DIR(HR), DIR(EB), DIR(CM) and all the four external Board directors on 27.05.2018, one day prior to the Board meeting requesting them to approve the proposal in the Board meeting on 28.05.2018.

This is a direct result of membership verification and the first major HR issue settled by SNEA through negotiations over a period of two years, after becoming the only recognized Executives Association through membership verification. The commitment given by SNEA to all the Executives at the time of MV is getting fulfilled by this and thousands and thousands of Executives will get the time bound functional promotion.

By this policy three functional promotions are assured after every five years from Dy Manager(JTO/JAO equivalent) to Manager(SDE/AO equivalent) to Sr Manager(Sr SDE/Sr AO equivalent) to Asst General Manager (AGM/CAO/EE equivalent) without linking with availability of posts. Jt DGM(NF) designation is approved for the AGMs in E5/E6 scales and eligible for DGM promotion. At present JTOs with more than 20 years of service is waiting for the first promotion due to shortage of vacancies. Executives having more than 30-35 years of service got only one promotion.

It is a historic decision paving the way for smooth functional promotions on time bound basis in the future. Our demand for Uniform Time Bound Functional promotion for all the Executives and the firm resolution to bring parity in promotions among various wings finally got the approval of full BSNL Board. An impression and confusion was created by some sections in the minds of Extl Board directors and DoT directors that the new policy is needed as the promotions are blocked due to litigations and reservation issue. By our strong lobbying among these directors we could overcome this negative propaganda and convince them the need for uniform promotional avenues and parity in promotions for all the cadres as per the terms and conditions for absorption and as per the promotion policies prevailed in other CPSUs. Both DIR(HR) and CMD also strongly pleaded and fought for a Uniform promotion policy for all the Executives as practiced in other CPSUs. Both of them strongly pleaded till the last moment for getting the proposal approved for w.e.f 01.01.2017. However the Govt directors were very much against this, fearing litigations on that ground. If the court case was not filed at CAT EKM against the CPSU Hierarchy and the stay order was not passed on 20.12.2017, the BSNL Board meeting on 21.12.2017 might have approved the proposal w.e.f 01.01.2017 itself as the DoT Board member made objections on retrospective date was not attended that Board meeting. Evenif it is prospective, it could have from 01.01.2018. By filing this case nothing achieved but the promotion of thousands and thousands of Executives delayed by 1 ½ years and their subsequent promotions also. It needs introspection.

The policy will be notified once the Board meeting minutes are approved. It has to be implemented at the earliest, latest by 01.07.2018 as majority of the Executives will be getting promotion to Manager, Sr Manager, AGM and Jt DGM by this policy only and qualifying service for future promotions are linked with this.

Bench mark for the promotion in the new policy was one of the major challenges for us. Initially BSNL management was also insisting for atleast 3 very Good and 2 Good for JTO equivalent to SDE equivalent promotion which we could bring down to 5 Good through marathon negotiations. Further our request for following marks instead of grading also accepted by the management which will be further beneficial to the Executives (low grading in an year will be compensated with the better grading for another year).

Further we had discussions with CMD and DIR(HR) regarding issuing promotion orders as much possible during the intervening period as CPSU Hierarchy will be implemented latest by 01.07.2018. Since the date of implementation of CPSU Hierarchy has become prospective and the major hurdle on promotions, the reservation issue is temporarily overcome by the interim order of Hon Supreme Court, we requested to issue the promotion orders as much possible. JTO to SDE promotion case judgment is expected tomorrow (05.06.18) which will pave the way for JTO to SDE promotion which is badly delayed for more than 6 years due to litigations. Management assured to complete the promotions as much feasible within this short period without giving any scope for future litigations after implementation of CPSU Hierarchy. JTO/JAO to SDE/AO promotions in all the streams are under consideration. On SDE to DE promotion also mgt is making all efforts to complete the DPCs by diverting the MT quota. Since the seniority list is under dispute, entire list no 6&7 has to be promoted in a single order for which more vacancies are required. Seniority will be as per the final order of Hon SC. Mgt is working some way out for this including upgradation of posts. On AO to CAO promotion, catchup rule is the major hurdle. Various options are under consideration. EE(C/E) and AGM(TF) promotions also under consideration.

Around 700 DGM(T) vacancies are available. Since 206 final judgment has come, we demanded for regular promotion to DGM(T) posts as per revised seniority.

We are trying our level best to issue maximum promotion orders in this month followed by promotion through CPSU Hierarchy w.e.f 01.07.2018.


31/05/2018:

CHQ President Com A.A.Khan along with Chairman Com G.L.Jogi, AGS Com P.Padmanabha Rao, Jt Secs Com Jasvir Singh & Com Arvind Pal Dahiya, CS MH Com M.S.Adasul, CS MP Com Majumdar, CP Punjab Com Rajkumar, CS Punjab Gurpreet Singh,CS Com. G K Das, Com. Kaushal CWC Member Pb, Com. Harinder Singh CWC Member Pb, Com. VS Brar DS Chd. and comrades from Punjab met CMD BSNL Sri Anupam Shrivastava on 31.5.2018 and thanked for the approval of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy proposal in the Board Meeting held at Hyderabad. The leaders requested for early issue of Promotion orders of JTO to SDE SCF after the verdict of Hon HC Earnakulam.We further requested that the JTO to SDE SCF promotion orders should be issued before implementation of CPSU cadre hierarchy. CMD assured to look into the issue.

SNEA Leaders also met Dir HR Smt Sujata T. Ray in the presence of GM Pers & GM SR on 31.5.2018 and thanked for the approval of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy proposal in the Board Meeting held at Hyderabad. Madam expressed complete satisfaction over the approval of the complex policy CPSU CH and the significant role of GM Pers and Jt GM Pers requires special appreciation in this proposal. Further discussed on the Promotion of executives particularly JTO to SDE on SCF, Madam explained in detail the plan of actions in promoting the executives and assured that the issue of SCF is on highest priority in her agenda. Madam further informed that she has instructed down the line to keep the process ready for issue of Promotion on SCF after the verdict of Hon Ernakulam. The promotions of SDE to DE , DE to DGM will also be processed.

SNEA Leaders also met GM Pers Sri Keshav Rao on 31.5.2018 and thanked for the approval of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy proposal in the Board Meeting held at Hyderabad. discussed on the Promotion of executives particularly JTO to SDE on SCF. Association requested to explore all possible ways to make arrangement for Promotions. GM Pers explained in detail the Program of actions that will pave way for Promotions of all executives particularly JTO to SDE SCF. GM Pers informed that he has directed the Pers section to complete the preliminary works and ready for the issue of Promotion of SCF after completing the DPC formalities immediately after the verdict of Hon HC Ernakulam.


30/05/2018:

The left over Promotion order issued from JTO(T) to SDE(T) LDCE is issued today
View Orders


30/05/2018:

Regarding the case of promotion of SCF from JTO to SDE, CHQ is making all out efforts to ensure that this order is issued at the earliest. In this connection CHQ office bearers met concerned officers in BSNL HQs and urge upon them to understand the seriousness of the issue and keep the entire process for issuing of promotion orders ready so that as and when the stay is lifted the promotion orders are issued.

On our request Director(HR), Madam Sujata Ray also spoke to CGM Kerala on the matter. Our CHQ President and Circle Secretary Kerala spoke to CGM and GM HR Kerala and requested their intervention on top most priority for getting the case listed at Ernakulam as quickly as possible. We understand that the case at Ernakulam is likely to be listed on 4th June. However we appeal to our comrades to have full faith in CHQ which is making strenuous and pain staking efforts for issuing SCF order as quickly as possible.

In the meantime we have come to know that very few VCs have been received from Circles. Circle Secretaries are requested to expedite sending of VCs on war footing basis such that promotion orders are issued immediately.

Circle Secretary along with other leaders met Vigilance Officials for the last few days for expediting VC for SCF promotion. Except few cases, all VCs are completed.


29/05/2018:

Meeting with CGMT, Kerala on 29.05.2018

Circle Secretary Com. T Santhosh Kumar along with Circle Treasurer Com. G Premkumar, Asst. Circle Secretary Com. JV Ramana, Area Secretary (South) Com. G Harikrishnan and District Secretary TVM Com. Dr. V G Sabu met CGMT on 29.05.2018 at 10.00 hrs. At the outset, we thanked CGMT and all Officers in HR wing of Circle Office for issuing JTO to SDE promotion and posting orders in Kerala Circle without any delay.
CGMT also pointed out the active efforts made by the HR wing in issuing the same quickly.

1. Anomalies in JTO to SDE LDCE postings
We have pointed out that while issuing LDCE posting orders, the service at hard areas like Wayanad and Iddukki were not considered as done in longstay transfers. We requested CGMT to review such few cases where the longstay was calculated including their stay in hard areas like Wayanad and Iddukki. CGMT responded positively and assured to review the cases.

2. Cancellation of Longstay Transfers
As shortage BAs has received sufficient number of SDEs due to recent LDCE promotions, we once again requested CGMT to cancel the recent Longstay transfer orders. CGMT is of the opinion that shortage of executives still exists in certain BAs as per the feedback received from BA Heads. We have once again argued that sufficient numbers of executives are posted in all BAs from DR-JTO, Rule-8 Transfers, LICE-JTO and LDCE promotions. CGMT assured to review the staff strength and would do the needful.

3. JTO to SDE DPC Case at Hon: High Court of Kerala
We requested CGMT to arrange coordination with BSNL counsel to ensure that JTO to SDE DPC case is listed in Hon. High Court of Kerala for judgment on 30.05.2018. CGMT assured to do the needful in this regard. We also requested to complete all formalities including VCs for issuance of posting orders soon after getting promotion orders from Corporate Office.

4. Certificate Verification & Police Verification Reports of newly inducted JTOs
We requested CGMT to expedite Certificate Verification & Police Verification processes of the newly inducted JTOs in the circle. We brought to the notice of CGMT that mutual transfer cases among the JTOs can be considered soon after completing these mandatory proceedings.

5. Declaration of withheld vacancies of JAO/JTOs
We expressed our protest in the delay in releasing the resultant vacancies for promotion in JAO and JTO cadre through LICE. CGMT assured positively.

6. Considering “No work No Pay” days while issuing EPP orders.
We have brought to the notice of CGMT that certain BA administration is resorting to the practice of counting “No work No Pay” days during organizational activities as non-qualifying service while issuing EPP orders. We requested CGMT to instruct the concerned not to resort to such unhealthy and anti executive policies from any corners in the circle. CGMT assured to do the needful and asked us to take up the case with BA Heads as well.

6. Looking after arrangements in the cadre of DE/AGM/CAO/DGMs
We requested CGMT to expedite ordering Looking After arrangements in the cadre of DE/AGM/CAO/DGMs without further delay till Regular promotion/CPSU cadre hierarchy is implemented in all cadres. We informed management that shortage of sufficient Senior Officers is badly affecting the performance of many BAs. We also pointed out that as SDE strength has been improved in all BAs, LA orders can be given to the seniors on merit and after inviting options. We also requested CGMT that while issuing LA orders in CAO/DGMs in A&F cadre, options may be called from eligible candidates prior to issuing orders as being done in the case of DE/AGM/DGMs in Engineering cadres. District secretaries are requested to confirm with their administration regarding DE requirements actually projected by the BAs with circle office for further follow up.

7. Considering JTO transfer requests on Compassionate grounds.
We have brought to the notice of CGMT that HR wing has not yet processed inter BA transfer requests of JTOs on compassionate grounds. We requested CGMT to expedite the cases. He assured to do the needful.

8. Transfer requests of SDEs to Circle Office from TVM BA
We requested CGMT to consider transfer requests from SDEs in Trivandrum BA to Circle Office. He assured to consider the same.

Meeting concluded at 11:30 hrs


29/05/2018: CHQ News

The proposal approved by BSNL Board in its meeting being held at Hyderabad on 28th May 2018 on Uniform Time Bound Functional Promotion (CPSU Cadre Hierarchy).

I. It will be a Uniform Time Bound Functional Promotion policy for all the Executives in different cadres and in different wings upto AGM grade. This will end the disparity in promotions between various cadres in different wings and provides uniform promotional avenues to all the Executives in different wings.

Date of effect .. prospective 01.07.2018.

 Bench Marks  OC  SC/ST
 Manager  25  23
 Sr Manager  27  25
 AGM  29  27
 E5 and E6  31  29


II. New designations will be as follows:

JTO /JAO equivalent grade - Deputy Manager
SDE /AO equivalent grade - Manager
Sr. SDE /Sr.AO equivalent grade - Sr. Manager
AGM /CAO/EE/DE equivalent grade - Asst General Manager
AGM /CAO/ equivalent grade (With 4 years regular service) - Jt.DGM ( Non Functional)


III. Date of implementation: 01.07.2018.

As a onetime measure, all the existing Executives in higher scales and completed the qualifying service will be placed in higher grades on 01.07.2018 itself without conducting fresh DPC.

IV. Subsequent review: 1st Jan/1st July, 2019 onwards, twice in a year.

V. Existing Executives in higher scales will be placed in higher grades without conducting fresh DPC.

VI. Promotion upto AGM grade will be on Rect year/ vacancy year basis.

VII. Functional Promotion upto AGM grade will be on Time Bound basis as under:

a) Deputy Manager (JTO/JAO) to Manager (SDE/AO) --- 5 years.

b) Manager (SDE/AO) to Sr Manager (Sr SDE/Sr AO) --- 5 years.

c) Sr Manager (Sr SDE/Sr AO) to AGM (DE/CAO/EE) --- 5 years.

d) Since Sr Manager (Sr SDE) grade is newly introduced as a functional grade, time bound promotion to AGM grade will be after 5 years of service in Sr Manager (Sr SDE/Sr AO) grade or 12 years combined service in SDE & Sr SDE equivalent grades, whichever is less.

e) If sufficient number of eligible Executives is not available for AGM/CAO promotion, Adhoc promotions will be given by relaxing the qualifying service.


VIII. Time Bound upgradations to higher scales will continue for the Executives already working in higher scales, on completion of qualifying service in the lower scale.

IX. Relaxation in qualifying service for the Executives in higher scales:

a) Manager (SDE/AO) in E3 scale will be considered for promotion to Sr Manager Grade after 3 years of service in Manager Grade. All will get AGM promotion in 8 years.

b) Dy Manager (JTO/JAO) in E4 scale will be considered for promotion to Sr Manager Grade after 3 years of service in Manager Grade. All will get AGM promotion in 8 years.

c) Dy Manager (JTO/JAO) in E3 scale will be considered for promotion to Sr Manager Grade after 4 years of service in Manager Grade. All will get AGM promotion in 9 years.


X. One year relaxation for the Dy Managers (JTO/JAO) recruited for the same rect year.

On CPSU Hierarchy, the formal discussions have taken place with the recognized Association only, as per the provisions of Recognition Rules. SNEA only have the right for negotiation/discussion with the management on such policy matters. On large number of issues, agreement reached between both sides. But on some issues, management did not fully agree to the demands, citing administrative constraints.

This will be the major breakthrough for all the Executives and a direct result of the membership verification and becoming recognized Association. During verification campaign, it was assured by SNEA that it will try to get promotions within 3 months, ie. by March, 2017. But due to the unavoidable circumstances it was delayed and this new policy / promotions will be effected from 1st July, 2018.

Due to various reasons Assn could not update the latest developments and this major breakthrough to our activists at various levels for the last two months when proposal was under finalization.


28/05/2018: CHQ News

Congratulations..!! It is understood that BSNL Board Meeting held at Hyderabad today in principle approved the CPSU Proposal but with prospective date. CMD BSNL and Dir HR have explained in detail the company’s requirement for implementation w.e.f 1.1.17. But the Govt nominee was firm on implementation from the current date. Finally CPSU was approved with the current date. Congratulations to one and all. We sincerely thank and express our profound gratitude to CMD BSNL, Dir HR & Fin, Dir CM, Dir EB & CFA and all External Directors, GM Pers, Jt GM Pers and AGM DPC for their contribution in framing and approval of the Complex CPSU policy for executives.


28/05/2018:

Congratulations..!! posting order for the remaining cases also issued for JTO to SDE LDCE candidates
View Orders || View Annexure


26/05/2018:

The timely and active involvement of CS-SNEA and CS-AIGETOA paved the way for issuing LDCE posting order today itself. Today several times we discussed the matter with CGM, DGM (HR) and SDE HR. The HR wing acted promptly and finally issued the order mainly because of our active involvement and hectic pressure. We sincerely extend our thanks to the HR Wing for their humane attitude towards the coworkers.
View Letter || View Annexure

Earlier in the day, We met CGM and again requested to endorse the order as UP, Chennai Circle and MP has already endorsed the order. We requested CGM to issue the order on the same date of Corporate Office Order and allow to join on same date. He intimated that it will be considered while issuing the order. As sufficient number of candidates are available in the LDCE list in all BAs we requested the management to avoid further disturbance in the posting.

CS and other leaders met GM Vigilance today and requested to expedite VCs of pending LDCE and SCF cases. GM agreed to send all VCs by Monday itself. Later met DGM HR and requested to send all VCs by Monday. LDCE pending: 30 nos with Vigilance. SCF already 145 cases sent from Vigilance to HR.


26/05/2018:

Dear Secretaries, Kindly approach JTO to SDE LDCE promoted candidates as per yesterdays order dtd 25/5/2018 and collect the undertaking form and send it to Circle office at the earliest for further processing of their posting.


25/05/2018:

Congratulations..!!
Competent authority approved for issue of Promotion orders from JTO to SDE LDCE for 1987 executives. All got posting in the same Circle
Order || Under Taking || PART 1 || PART 2 || PART 3 || PART 4 || PART 5


25/05/2018:

Annual General Body meeting of SNEA Kottayam on 24/5/2018
The following office bearers were unanimously elected:
President: Thomas Sebastian
Vice President: Moby Mathew Panicker
Secretary: Biju Joseph Pawath
Treasurer: Anish James
Asst Secretary: 1. Maneesh K.P.     2.Sunil.P.S.
Org.Secretary: 1.Minimol P.S.      2.Sarath T Mattam
CEC Members:1.Sudheesh A.N.      2.Aslesh S.S.




25/05/2018:

Yesterday we met Dir(HR), BSNL to expedite JTO to SDE promotions( both LDCE and Seniority cum fitness) as the same are badly delayed. We had drawn the attention of Madam as JTOs irrespective of the quota ie LDCE and seniority cum fitness should be carried out on war footing basis. It is really sad that the date of final date of hearing on 23rd May 2018 at Honourable Ernakulam High Court was all of sudden postponed to 30th May 2018 causing lot of frustration amongst the JTOs. The case was not listed at all. We demanded that a proper inquiry may please be made into the matter. Further, we requested madam to take all necessary steps such that the much awaited CPSU cadre hierarchy is approved in the board meeting on 28th May 2018.


25/05/2018:

Congratulations. Today the case(SNEA & others vs Union of India) in petition no. 5758/2018 regarding formation of tower company came up for hearing in Honourable High court of Delhi. The case has been admitted. In the interim direction the decision of BSNL to form subsidiary tower company will be subject to further direction & final order of Honourable High Court. The case is listed further on 25th Sep 2018.

The decision to file the case was taken in a meeting of AUAB on 8/5/18. In the meeting it was decided that the case will be filed in the name of executive associations.


25/05/2018:

Formation of Tower Company and the developments
24.5.2018: AUAB defers the call for walk-out and conducting rallies on 28.05.2018, against formation of Subsidiary Tower Company- Based on the notice served by All Unions and Associations of BSNL (AUAB) for organising walk-out and rallies on 28-05-2018, Dir HR and CMD BSNL invited the leaders of the AUAB for discussions. The discussions held for more than two hrs. Initially the discussions were held with Dir HR and subsequently the AUAB leaders met CMD BSNL.

In the meeting, the CMD BSNL informed that the item of Subsidiary Tower Company is not there in the agenda for the BSNL Board meeting to be held at Hyderabad on 28-05-2018. He also made an appeal to withdraw the struggle. Thereafter, a meeting of the AUAB was held. In view of the information given by the CMD BSNL, the meeting unanimously decided to defer the call for organising walk-out and rallies on 28-05-2018. We are thankful to all the executives and non executives who supported the cause and got prepared for participation in the agitation programme within short notice.

Lunch Hour demonstration held at BSNL Corporate Office against creation of the Tower Subsidiary Company of BSNL: All Unions and Associations of BSNL organised a lunch hour demonstration today at the BSNL Corporate Office, after serving the notice for the walk-out, rallies, etc. to be organised on 28-05-2018. The demonstration was addressed by GS,BSNLEU, Secretary, NFTE, Chairman, SNEA, GS, AIBSNLEA, Vice-President(CHQ), FNTO and GS SEWA BSNL.

All Unions and Associations of BSNL served notice on the Secretary, DoT and the CMD BSNL, for organising the Walk-Out, Rallies, etc., on 28-05-2018, demanding the rolling back of the Subsidiary Tower Company. Com. P.Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, BSNLEU, Com. Mahabir Singh, Secretary, NFTE, Com. Rajmouli, Treasurer, NFTE, Com. GL. Jogi, Chairman, SNEA, Com. A.A. Khan, President, SNEA, Com Padmanabha Rao AGS SNEA, Com. Prahalad Rai, GS,AIBSNLEA, Com. Sivakumar, President, AIBSNLEA, Com. N.D.Ram, GS, SEWA BSNL, Com.Madhu Trivedi, Vice-President (CHQ), FNTO, and Com. Mohinder,CS, FNTO, NTR were present in the team of the leaders of the AUAB, who delivered the Notice for the agitation.


23/05/2018:

The Circle Administration has issued another instalment of request transfers.
SDE-Req || SDE-longstay || JTO-Req || JTO-longstay

Inspite of our suggestion for not to resort to longstay transfers, officers on longstay basis are also transferred to certain extent. Our suggestion for making Looking After arrangements in SDE and DE cadres is not yet considered. Our request for considering cases on compassionate grounds is also not yet considered. Our other requests such as JAO promotion, LICE JTO promotion, posting of Office bearers in sensitive posts is still pending for consideration. An emergent CEC is called on 25th at Ernakulam to discuss the prevailing unresolved issues and for taking appropriate decisions.View Notice


23/05/2018:

കേരളാ സർക്കാരിന്‍റെ കെ.ഫോണ്‍ പദ്ധതി BSNL ന് നൽകണമെന്ന് ആവശൃപ്പെട്ട് BSNL എംപ്ളോയീസ് യൂണിയന്‍ സർക്കിൾ സെക്രട്ടറി സി.സന്തോഷ്കുമാറും, SNEA സർക്കിൾ സെക്രട്ടറി ടി.സന്തോഷ്കുമാറും ബഹുമാനപ്പെട്ട കേരളാ മുഖ്യമന്ത്രി ശ്രീ. പിണറായി വിജയന് നിവേദനം നൽകി. View Appeal


23/05/2018:

An urgent meeting of Circle Office Bearers and District Secretaries of SNEA - Kerala Circle will be held at SNEA Bhavan, Ernakulam on 25/5/2018 at 10 AM. View Notice


21/05/2018:

Massive campaign among the public against the anti-BSNL policies of the Government like Tower Subsidiary formation, delay in allotment of 4G spectrum etc:

All the Central Trade Unions and the CPSU employees are making massive campaign against disinvestment / privatization of CPSUs. The All Unions and Associations of BSNL (AUAB) meeting held on 24.04.2018 decided to conduct street corner meetings against the anti-BSNL policies of the government and demanding the rolling back of the Subsidiary Tower Company. All employees are requested to make the campaign very successful to get public support. Coordinate with the office bearers of other Unions and Assns at different levels.

Public support is very crucial for the success of our struggle demanding roll back of Subsidiary Tower Company.

Corner Meetings at Trivandrum.... View Photos


Corner Meetings at Kannur.... View Photos


Corner Meetings at Kollam.... View Photos


Corner Meetings at Alappuzha.... View Photos


Corner Meetings at Calicut....


Corner Meetings at Palakkad....



Corner Meetings at Pathanamthitta....



18/05/2018:

Promotion from JTO to SDE under SCF & LDCE:
BSNL Corporate Office had called for the Gradation List Particulars and VC for promotion to SDE grade under SCF & LDCE quota. View Letter
Circle office has endorsed the same to Vigilance for VC. All Secretaries are requested to followup for timely submission of the VC.
1 || 2 || 3 || 4 || 5


18/05/2018:

Meeting with DIR(HR): The formal agenda meeting with DIR(HR) held on 17.05.2018 from 11.30 AM on the following agenda. GS, President, AGS, CS/BSNLCO and senior comrade Shri V K Yadav represented SNEA. GM(SR), GM(Pers), GM(Restg) and OSD to DIR(HR) were the other participants in the discussion from official side:

1. Implementation of Group Term Insurance (GTI) for all the BSNL Executives:

Decision: Negotiation with LIC and SBI Life on Group Term Insurance (GTI) for all the BSNL Executives will be held today itself.

2. Restoration of break in Circle Tenure on posting to soft tenure stations as provided in the Transfer policy Dated 09.05.2012:

Decision: Break in Circle Tenure will be restored.

3. Uniform First Time Bound promotion:

An anomaly created after the implementation of 2nd PRC where all the Executives are getting 1st TBP after 4-5 years after 01.01.2007 where as the seniors got it in 5 or 6 years in 2005 or 2006. All the 1993 to 2001 rect JTOs joined before 2003 are affected by this. The matter has been referred to Khan Committee and Khan Committee recommended 4-5 years instead of 4-6 years. However in order to remove the anomaly, we demanded the 1st TBP uniformly after 4 years.

Management was very much reluctant on this demand as EPP-2007 has to be amended with retrospective effect, after so many years for meeting the demand.

Decision: It will be examined and processed once CPSU Hierarchy is approved and the residency period is finalized by Board for future promotions. Further discussions will be held after the Board approval.

4. HR Integration:

There is no uniformity in deciding the policy matters like promotions, transfers etc at BSNCO/Circle/SSA level, among different wings. For promotions, vacancy year is not followed in certain wings, creating anomaly. All the request transfers after 3 years are at the company cost, as per the transfer policy. However some wings/circles are giving transfer after 2 years at company cost whereas some other wing/unit, transfer is not given on company cost even after three years. The differential treatment between different wings created large scale resentment among the Executives in different wings. For the purpose of uniform policy in the company, HR integration is to be implemented. Huge man power deployed for the same work among different wings can be spared and can be redeployed effectively.

Decision: It is agreed to follow uniform policy and best HR practices by all the wings. For its smooth implementation, a Committee will be formed to examine the various issues raised by the Assn to bring uniformity in the HR practices followed in BSNL.

5. Finalization of HR Plan.

Since CPSU Hierarchy proposal is finalised delinking the promotions from availability of posts, HR plan finalization is to be expedited. Due to non finalization of HR plan, some HR issues like E1+5 for the JTO/JAOs recruited after 2010 are not approving by the BSNL Board. Rect and Transfers can be made judiciously based on the actual assets. This will help deployment of staff in the potential areas.

Decision: The additional posts as pointed out by the Assn for trans mtce, FTTH, Leased ctts, Govt projects etc are reworked and soon it will be send to the MC for approval. Thereafter it has to be cleared by the HR Committee and then by the Board. HR Plan finalization will be expedited.

6. Increasing the number of Office bearers of the Executive Associations from 7/11 to 15 at SSA /Circle level and recognition to the body at Circle offices and Metro Dists at par with SSA level:

The number of office bearers at Circle/SSA level was 15 each before finalization of the Recognition Rules. In the new Recognition Rules, it reduced to 11 and 07 respectively which is to be reviewed. This is badly affecting the functioning of the Association at Circle/SSA level as it has to represent and accommodate all the Executives in different streams, wings including non recruiting Circles in the Circle/SSA body. The office bearer number is to be increased to 15.

The elected body at various Circle offices, Metro Dists, ITPC, BBNW, TF etc are to be treated at par with the SSA level body and necessary clarifications are to be issued.

Lot of resistance was there from the part of GM(SR) to increase the number of office bearers citing the recognition Rule provisions, cost to the company, these issues are already examined by a Committee etc. Finally DIR(HR) assured to revisit the issue with a positive mind.

Decision: The demand for increasing the number of office bearers to 15 will be re-examined and necessary amendments will be done in the Recognition Rules.
Recognition to the elected body at various Circle offices, Metro Dists, ITPC, BBNW, TF etc will be considered and necessary clarifications will be issued.


7. Office accommodation at Circle/SSA level:

Some of the Circle/SSAs are insisting for instructions from BSNLCO citing the instructions issued for accommodation to Recognised Unions and SEWA BSNL. SNEA is the Recognised Executives Assn and it should be given accommodation at Circle/SSAs. Instructions may be issued to all the Circles.

DIR(HR) was kind enough to consider the matter and of the firm opinion that Recognised Assn also should be given accommodation as others are already enjoying.

Decision: The matter will be decided shortly with a positive approach.

After the discussion on the agenda points the following issues also discussed:

Board approval for CPSU approval: DIR(HR) assured that the reply will be submitted to the Board as assured to the Assn without any change in date of effect or bench marks. The original proposal along with the reply will be send to company secretary today itself for making it as an agenda for the Board meeting on 28.05.2018. DIR(HR) is very much hopeful that this time the Board will approve the proposal.

Rule -8 cases of KTK Circle: We explained the stand taken by the new CGM where he is not ready to consider fresh Rule 8 cases against 211 new JTOs joined. Earlier 173 JTOs transferred when JTO posting through LICE/Offtg regularization taken place. This also done after lot of struggle by SNEA and by the intervention of DIR(HR). DIR(HR) assured to examine the matter.

After the formal agenda meeting, GS and AGS met GM(SR) and held further discussions on the matter. We explained the developments during last three years and how the JTOs are relieved after lot of struggle. The Rule 8 cases settled since 2016 is taken now and fresh cases are not considering when new direct rect JTOs are joining in the field. Against new JTOs fresh Rule 8 is to be considered and 191 Rule 8 cases are still pending.


18/05/2018:

JF writes to Secretary, DoT of E2 and E3 pay scales:
Review of the PO issued by DoT on 28.03.2017, lowering the pay scales from E1A to E1 and E2A to E2 and approval of BSNL proposal for standard pay scales of E2 and E3, replacing E1A and E2A w.e.f 01.01.2007.
Convenor/JF letter to Secretary, DoT


18/05/2018:

GS writes to CMD, BSNL: Promotion orders issued prior to the implementation of CPSU Cadre Hierarchy should be with effective date as 01.01.2017. Promotion with prospective date will create anomaly as promotion order for the seniors will be on a prospective date and that of the Junior will be w.e.f. 01.01.2017, through CPSU Cadre Hierarchy. This will lead to anomaly and fresh litigations in the future. View Letter


17/05/2018:

World Telecommunications Day - 2018
2018 Theme: Enabling the positive use of Artificial Intelligence for All

The purpose of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) is to help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICT) can bring to societies and economies, as well as of ways to bridge the digital divide.

17th May marks the anniversary of the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention and the creation of the International Telecommunication Union.

In recent years there has been significant progress in AI technology, made possible by tremendous advances in contributing fields, such as Big Data, machine learning, computing power, storage capacity and cloud computing, among others. AI-based technologies are already emerging as a key component of proactive tools and applications being used to help people lead better lives by improving healthcare, education, finance, agriculture, transportation, and a wide range of other services.

The 2018 theme will focus on the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to accelerate the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).



15/05/2018:

Dharna by AIPCOC was held successfully at Rajbhavan,Trivandrum on 14th May 2018.
Dharna was inaugurated by Hon. MP Sri N K Premachandran. Members of AIPCOC (SNEA, AIBOC, NCOA, LICOA, CGGOA) from BSNL, Public sector Banks, LIC and other Insurance PSUs, FACT, Cochin Shipyard, HML, HLL, HOCL, IRE, ITI ltd, BPCL, NTC Instrumentation Ltd...actively participated in the dharna. General Secretary AIPCOC Com.T.Santhosh Kumar and other leaders met Hon'ble Governer Shri P.Sathasivam and submitted the memorandum.
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15/05/2018:

Press Meet with AIPCOC Leaders:

View Press Release



10/05/2018: CHQ News

Congratulations..!! SDE RR amendment notified:
we were pursuing for this amendment for a long time and is now finally approved. This will pave the way for promotions in both LDCE and SCF quota without affecting seniority of either stream.

SDE RR modification defining the inter-se seniority was approved by the BSNL Board long back in 2015 but notification kept pending for further modifications to it for covering all the unfilled vacancies. Now amendment is applicable from 28.08.2015, the date of Board approval.....
View order Modification/Addition/Deletion in SDE RR 2002.


10/05/2018: CHQ News

CPSU Cadre Hierarchy proposal: Reply from Jt Sec / DoT and BSNL Board member received today. Out of so many queries made by him, most of them are agreed by him except date of implementation as 01.01.2017 which he suggested to be prospective. Among others, major suggestion is to further tighten the bench marks to Very Good. These issues are to be resolved.
Now we are very close to its approval.


10/05/2018: CHQ News

All India Public Sector and Central Government Officers’ Confederation (AIPCOC)
AIPCOC consists of the officers/ Executives from NCOA, Bank, Telecom, Oil, Power and Insurance sectors.

AIPCOC decided to launch the following nationwide agitations programs on the charter of demands. Make all the preparations in coordination with other Assns of various sectors, AIBOC (Banks) etc.

Rajbhavan march on 14th May, 2018.

March to Prime Ministers Office on 18th June, 2018.

Charter of Demands:

1.Remove affordability clause for Wage Revision in CPSUs.

2.Expedite wage revision for the Bankers without restriction on scale and without affordability clause.

3.Ensure Assured Pension for all.

4.Stop all moves towards Privatization.

5.Amend Tax laws at Par with Government employees.



08/05/2018:

Meeting with GM(HR):
CS, CT and ACS met GM(HR) Shri Robin Poddar on 7/5/2018 for discussing pending HR issues. DGM(HR) Shri James Sagayaraj was also present in the meeting.

1) Transfer orders: We expressed our strong protest against issuing piece meal transfer order instead of full order creating confusion and anxiety among the executives who are waiting for their transfer. It is first time in the history of Kerala Circle that transfer orders are being issued in a piece meal basis. Administration informed that transfer order is issued for those who have completed two years of service in the BA as on April-2018. We informed that there are executives in the list who have not completed their two years tenure as on April-2018 and that created more confusion and anxiety among executives waiting for transfer. Administration acknowledged and admitted the discrepancies. Administration also informed that next instalment of transfer order would be released in this month itself i.e May-2018.

2) Release of JAO vacancies: We requested GM(HR) to immediately fill the 4 resultant vacancies created in JAO cadre due to the declining of posting after joining as JAOs as done in Telangana Circle. We expressed our protest over the delay. GM (HR) informed that it is under process.

3) Release of LICE JTO Vacancy: It is learnt that three candidates have not reported to the ongoing JTO induction training at RTTC Chennai and as per the orders this was their last chance. So we requested administration to immediately release these JTO vacancies and declare result for the next 3 candidates. GM (HR) informed that file is under process.


07/05/2018:

Another Instalment of Transfer orders issued inspite of our suggestion for issuing full order and not piece meal order, and it had brought lot of discrepancies, creating further confusion and demoralisation among the executives waiting for the transfer. We are meeting administration and appropriate decisions will be taken and further action will be decided.
Order-1 || Order-2


05/05/2018: CHQ News

Massive campaign among the public against the anti-BSNL policies of the Government like Tower Subsidiary formation, delay in allotment of 4G spectrum etc from 07-05-18 to 11-05-18:

All the Central Trade Unions and the CPSU employees are making massive campaign from 07-05-18 to 11-05-18 against disinvestment / privatization of CPSUs. The All Unions and Associations of BSNL (AUAB) meeting held on 24.04.2018 decided to conduct week long campaign, street corner meetings etc from 07th to 11th May, 2018, against the anti-BSNL policies of the government and demanding the rolling back of the Subsidiary Tower Company. All employees are requested to make the campaign very successful to get public support. Coordinate with the office bearers of other Unions and Assns at different levels.

Public support is very crucial for the success of our struggle demanding roll back of Subsidiary Tower Company.


05/05/2018: CHQ News

3rd Pay Revision for BSNL employees: Based on the DPE suggestion to approach Union Cabinet for the relaxation of affordability clause, DoT is seeking the permission from the Hon MoSC for preparing the Cabinet Note. The proposal will be moved next week, concerned officers in DoT informed us.


05/05/2018: CHQ News

Meeting with Smt Sujata T Ray, DIR(HR) on 04.05.2018: GS and President met DIR(HR) and held discussions on the following issues.

a) Implementation of Uniform Time Bound promotion (CPSU Cadre Hierarchy): Assn expressed its strong resentment in the delay on approval of the proposal. Hundreds of Executives due for promotion are retiring every month and the youngsters are losing their service for the future promotions. DIR(HR) informed that the response from the Jt Sec and BSNL Board member is expected by Tuesday. JS is on official tour and will be back on Monday. Based on the response further actions will be initiated.

We are waiting for the response from the JS and the further initiatives from the BSNL management. If there is any more delay tactics from DoT or BSNL, we will not hesitate to go for trade union actions in the near future. It is suspected that the strong stand taken by the Assns and Unions against Tower subsidiary formation is delaying the clearance from the JS, which cannot be accepted.

b) Uniform policy for considering request transfers, maintaining waiting list: Assn mentioned that the request transfers are not considered on uniform policy, some are considered on OWN cost and some on company cost which is arbitrary. As per policy all transfer after 3 years will be in the company cost evenif it is a request transfer. Due to financial condition it is not followed especially in Telecom Engg side whereas some cases are considered on company cost. Further waiting list is not maintained. DIR(HR) assured to maintain transparency and uniform procedure for considering request transfers. Further discussions will be held in the formal meetings.

c) Early implementation of Hon SC judgments on Rule 206 seniority and 147 seniority: We requested to expedite both as finalization of seniority will pave the way for the promotion of the eligible candidates to DE/DGM grades. DIR(HR) informed that the committee formed for 147 seniority will examine the implementation part next week and a decision will be taken shortly on 147 seniority. Subsequently 206 seniority revision will be implemented.

d) Arbitrary Transfers in Civil wing of AP Circle and SDE(Electrical) transfers by PGM(EW): We explained the arbitrary transfer made by CE(Civil), AP Zone and the discussion with PGM(BW) in this regard. Similarly in Electrical wing also transfers are issued without any justification. DIR(HR) is very unhappy about the arbitrary transfers and assured to intervene.

The formal agenda meeting with DIR(HR) to discuss various HR issues is fixed for 16.05.2018.


05/05/2018: CHQ News

GS writes CMD, BSNL for Board approval for BSNL Executives promotion policy Amendment & Recruitment Rules, 2017 (CPSU Cadre Hierarchy) with effective date as 01.01.2017, may be expedited by circulation among the Board members as per the last Board decision. More than 100 Executives due for promotion are retiring every month. View Letter


05/05/2018: CHQ News

Joint Forum writes to CMD-BSNL: Arbitrary Instructions to use “Sanchar Aadhar” APP (Developed by M/s Intense Tech) in place of BSNL’s Own App (BSNL Swift) for provisioning of Mobile connections through e-CAF. Award of work to M/s Intense Technologies Limited for deployment of Customer Acquisition and Communication Management System (CACMS) by unnecessarily paying huge amount to the vendor. BSNL has to fully explore its potential in IT sector before outsourcing the works. View Letter


05/05/2018: CHQ News

GS writes to DIR(HR) demanding uniform policy for consideration of request transfers and maintaining waiting list at BSNLCO. View Letter


04/05/2018:

CS along with DS Circle Office met GM (HR) and DGM (HR) and discussed the issues related to pending request transfer at various BAs. GM (HR) informed that the matter is under active consideration and will be resolved at the earliest.


02/05/2018:

CS writes to CGMT regarding pending transfer requests View Letter
CS Com.Santhosh Kumar along with CT Com.Premkumar and DS-CO Com.Suneer once again met CGMT on 2/5/2018 to discuss pending transfer requests and for submitting the decisions taken in our CEC held at SNEA Bhavan, Trivandrum on 26th and 27th of April 2018 in this regard.


02/05/2018:

CS writes to SNEA CHQ regarding Resolutions passed by the Circle Executive Committee Meeting of SNEA, Kerala View Letter
The Circle Executive Committee meeting of SNEA Kerala Circle held on 26th and 27th April 2018 at SNEA Bhavan, Thiruvananthapuram unanimously resolves the following:-

1. CHQ may initiate one more effort to desist Corporate Office from giving appeal against the verdict of Hon. High Court Kerala regarding the FR 22(1)(a)(1) fixation to the Officiating JTOs. If the Corporate Office takes final decision to approach Hon.SC in this case we would become a party to defend the case at Hon.SC.

2. CHQ may initiate to proactive steps and pursue with BSNL Management not to recruit any more outsiders in the name of MT and DGM as decided in the last CWC at Bhuvaneshwar. Fast track mechanism to be launched to promote eligible internal candidates to the posts of DGM and above.

3. CHQ may pursue with BSNL Management to allocate additional spectrum for launching full fledged 4G Services throughout Kerala Circle, where customers are totally dissatisfied due to congestion in existing 3G radio network.


01/05/2018: CHQ News

Developments on Board approval for the Uniform Time Bound Functional Promotion Policy (CPSU Cadre Hierarchy):

GM(Pers) and Jt GM(Pers) met Jt Sec(DoT) and BSNL Board member yesterday regarding clearance for the CPSU Cadre Hierarchy proposal. Jt Sec informed them that the reply on various points are examined and the response are ready and it will be given to the Company Secretary.

Based on the response, the proposal will be circulated among the BSNL Board members for approval as decided in the last Board meeting. We are pursuing the matter at every stage.

Last week, on 26.04.2018, GS, AGS and CS/Telangana Circle met Smt Sujatha Rao, Ex Union Health Secretary and BSNL Board member at Hyderabad regarding approval for CPSU Cadre Hierarchy proposal. We explained the queries from JS/DoT and the reply given by BSNL. She is very much convinced on the BSNL proposal and assured that she will clear the proposal with date of effect as 01.01.2017 as and when it reaches her. In the last Board meeting she had some reservations regarding the dated of implementation as 01.01.2017, from a retrospective effect.


01/05/2018: CHQ News

Developments on replacement of the intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A with standard pay scales of E2 and E3 w.e.f 01.01.2007 for all the post 2007 recruits:

Dept of Expenditure (DoE), Ministry of Finance replied to DoT on the queries in the expected lines. In its reply, DoE replied that pay Revision in CPSUs are under the domain of DPE and DoE is not dealing with the pay revision of CPSU Executives. Accordingly DoT may take appropriate action, DoE advised DoT.

Earlier DoP&T also taken the same stand and replied to DoT accordingly.

In this regard we met Hon Minster of State for Finance Shri Pon Radhakrishnan on 07.03.2018 and requested his intervention. Subsequently we pursued the matter with the concerned officers in DoE several times.

Now DoT has to take a decision in this regard based on DoE and DoP&T reply.


01/05/2018

30/04/2018:

Resolutions of CEC Meeting regarding Transfer Requests:
The Circle Executive Committee Meeting of Sanchar Nigam Executives’ Association, Kerala Circle was held on the 26th and 27th of April 2018 at SNEA Bhavan, Dharmalayam Road, Trivandrum. Very fruitful discussions were held on all aspects especially related to viability and growth of BSNL. All CEC members gave detailed reports on the efforts taken by the employees in general and executives in particular in various BAs to achieve targets in both sales and operational parameters in all segments last financial year thereby contributing much to retain customer base and profitability of the circle. The CEC congratulated all employees in the circle for their most valuable contributions in this regard and pledged to continue with more zeal and enthusiasm to achieve further revenue growth in the current financial year as well.

Detailed sessions were held on BSNL’ growth related aspects giving thrust to various efforts to be made for vast expansion of BSNL’ FTTH network in the circle. The CEC has appointed an inter BA expert committee to consolidate all aspects in this regard to give valuable suggestions to the circle management for increasing FTTH penetration in the circle. The committee is expected to finalize the report in 10 days time which we propose to discuss with circle management for expedition of the same. The CEC decided to extend whole hearted support and cooperation for the successful implementation of “FTTH year-2018” event in the circle.

The CEC opined that the hard work and dedication shown by employees in general and the executives in particular in Kerala circle contributing to BSNL’ revenue prospects deserve reward, recognition and motivation. At present, the executives are highly demotivated as their pay, perks and allowances have not been revised since 1.1.2007, their due promotions in all streams are stalled due to court cases for years together, pay scale and social security measures especially to BSNL recruited officers are yet to be finalized, etc. The CEC expressed deep concern about certain counterproductive HR measures being taken by the present circle administration at this juncture like publishing long stay list of JTOs for effecting inter SSA transfers especially when more than 600 JTOs were inducted in a calendar year, forwarding proposals to BSNL Corporate office for stalling further appointment of JTOs through GATE score as per the original notification by the BSNL management, underutilization and not giving sufficient field exposure to the newly appointed JTOs citing linguistic barriers etc. It is to be noted that this is the first time in the history of Kerala circle that these many new JTOs are inducted in a single calendar year. The CEC pointed out that executive strength has been improved in all BAs including Pathanamthitta, Malappuram and Kannur, which were once shortage SSAs as far as executive strength is concerned.

The CEC was of the considered opinion that these negative HR measures like transferring out executives to other SSAs citing long stay etc should be viewed very seriously and suggested to approach circle management again requesting not to proceed further with these anti-executive and anti-BSNL measures, thereby penalizing the executives for their committed efforts to being prospects to BSNL, instead of motivating them. These measures would be highly detrimental to the circle especially when certain rival operators are trying hard to grab our potential customers and we are under threat of revenue crisis.

The following suggestions are made to ensure sufficient number of DEs and SDEs in all SSAs and to ensure transfer back of all executives who were transferred out in 2016 on long stay basis.

1. Looking after orders to JTOs working in E4/E3 scale may be issued to ensure sufficient strength of SDEs in all SSAs. Options, if required, may be invited from eligible Officers for posting. All JTOs in the above higher scales should be considered while giving Looking after orders as SDEs irrespective of whether they have joined in the circle on Rule-8 basis or not. Recruitment year alone may be considered for the same. (Follow the Corporate Officer Order issued on 16th March 2016)

2. Looking after orders to SDEs working in E5/E4 scale may be issued to ensure sufficient strength of DE/AGMs in all SSAs. Options, if required, may be invited from eligible Officers for posting.

3. Issue orders to all JTOs in the circle who have requested inter BA transfers immediately in a single order, as sufficient executives are available in all BAs after LICE and GATE JTO appointment, relieving them all on completion of two years of service in the present station.

4. Transfer orders to SDEs who have requested inter BA transfers may be issued immediately in a single order, as sufficient executives are available in all BAs after LICE and GATE JTO appointment, relieving them all on completion of two years of service in the present station. Also, issuing looking after orders to JTOs in higher scales would ensure sufficient strength of SDEs in all BAs.

5. Replacement for six nos of SDEs in Kollam and four nos of SDEs in Malapuram who were transferred to those stations on long stay basis in 2016 and are working as DE (LA) can be made by transferring equal number of SDEs from nearby SSAs on long stay basis.


Detailed report of other issues and suggestions discussed in CEC would be uploaded soon......


29/04/2018:

Meeting with CGMT Kerala on 25/4/2018:
CS Com.Santhosh Kumar, CP Com.George Varghese, ACS Com.Ramana, DS-Trivandrum Com.Dr.VG.Sabu and DS-CO Com.Suneer met . Dr.P.T.Mathews, CGMT Kerala on 25/4/2018 and discussed various pending HR issues and other service related issues. The meeting began at 3 P.M and lasted upto 5.30 P.M. GM(HR&Admin) Shri Robin Poddar and DGM(HR) Shri James Sagayaraj also attended the meeting. The following issues were discussed:

1. Pending Transfer Requests: We requested CGMT to consider the transfer requests of executives who were transferred in 2016 and have requested transfer back to their parent BA. We also requested for considering compassionate cases of those executives who have not completed two years tenure. We told CGMT that a positive approach of the administration can motivate the executives which will result in more efficiency and output.

At present, the executives are highly demotivated as their pay, perks and allowances have not been revised since 1.1.2007, their due promotions in all streams are stalled due to court cases for years together, pay scale and social security measures especially to BSNL recruited officers are yet to be finalized, etc. We expressed our deep concern about certain counterproductive HR measures being taken by the present circle administration at this juncture like publishing long stay list of JTOs for effecting inter SSA transfers especially when more than 600 JTOs were inducted in a calendar year, forwarding proposals to BSNL Corporate office for stalling further appointment of JTOs through GATE score as per the original notification by the BSNL management, underutilization and not giving sufficient field exposure to the newly appointed JTOs citing linguistic barriers etc. It is to be noted that this is the first time in the history of Kerala circle that these many new JTOs are inducted in a single calendar year. We have pointed out that executive strength has been improved in all BAs including Pathanamthitta, Malappuram and Kannur, which were once shortage SSAs as far as executive strength is concerned.

As sufficient numbers of new JTOs are posted in all BAs, the transfer requests of JTOs and SDEs can be considered without operating longstay list this year. Looking after orders to JTOs working in E4/E3 scale may be issued to ensure sufficient strength of SDEs in all SSAs. Options, if required, may be invited from eligible Officers for posting. All JTOs in the above higher scales should be considered while giving Looking after orders as SDEs irrespective of whether they have joined in the circle on Rule-8 basis or not. Recruitment year alone may be considered for the same. (Follow the Corporate Office Order issued on 16th March 2016). If sufficient options for SDE looking after are not received in the shortage BAs, we suggested operating longstay list from nearest BA for balancing the executive strength. We requested administration to initiate and process the looking after procedure in shortest possible time.

Administration opined that transfer orders can be released in piece meal basis as different officers are completing their two years tenure in different months. We did not accept their suggestion of piece meal orders and requested to release single order for everyone to avoid unnecessary anxiety among them and the officers can be relieved once they complete their tenure. Administration has not completely agreed with us and is eager to operate longstay transfer both in SDE as well as JTO cadre. We will be discussing the same in CEC meeting and will intimate CGMT about our further views.

2. NOC issues: We expressed our protest for not issuing NOC to the Executives who are under probation who are looking for better career prospects with better pay scale packages. When other Circles are issuing NOC to these executives under probation, Kerala administration informed that they have sent letter to Corporate office for clarification. We are pursuing the cases. CGMT also informed that more than 30 resignations were received from recently recruited DR-JTOs.

3. Mutual Transfers: Administrations informed that mutual transfers can be processed only after completion of Police verification report and other document verification process.

4. Confirmation case of Shri Muralikrishna, DGM Palghat: We requested administration to consider the case as done in other circles. The officer was recruited in Delhi Telephones in DoT era, which no longer exists now. Administration has suggested to apply to DoT and as the officer is retiring in two years , he has sufficient time to get the orders. We are following up the case.

5. Release of JAO vacancies: We requested CGMT to immediately fill the 4 resultant vacancies created in JAO cadre due to the declining of posting after joining as JAOs as done in Telangana Circle. We expressed our protest over the delay. CGMT responded positively.

6. Release of LICE JTO Vacancy: It is learnt that four candidates have not reported to the ongoing JTO induction training at RTTC Chennai and as per the orders this was their last chance. So we requested administration to immediately release these JTO vacancies and declare result for the next 4 candidates. CGMT responded positively.

7. EPP pending cases since 1-10-2016: We expressed our concern in the inordinate delay in issuing the pending TBP orders. We requested CGMT to review EPP cases in webinars with few power point slides as in case of probity and efficacy which will speedup the process in various BAs.

8. Appointment of Office bearers of Associations in sensitive posts: We once again expressed our protest against the posting of office bearers of associations in sensitive posts against clear Corporate office order. CGMT once again promised to look into the matter. We pointed out recent order from Corporate office where it has requested Karnataka Circle to review the posting of a PA/PS as he was an office bearer of an association.


25/04/2018:

CS writes to CGMT regarding posting of Office Bearers of Associations in Sensitive Posts:
View Letter by CS to CGMT
It is to be noted that recently Corporate office vide Lr.No BSNL/31-2/SR/2018 dtd 16.04.2018 (View Letter) has issued a clear cut direction to Karnataka Circle to review the posting of PA/PS as he is one of the office bearers of an association. View concern Letter
In this regard, we once again request your goodself to review the posting of SDE (Liason-Legal), Ernakulam under AGM(Legal), Circle office who is also functioning as District Secretary of AIBSNLEA, Ernakulam.


24/04/2018:

Congratulations..!! Inter BA Request Transfers of JAO/AO released:
AO List || JAO List
We thank PGM (F) for the timely orders and as promised to us in our meeting with him on 15/2/2018, transfers in a transparent manner were done after publishing all the transfer request pending in the circle. We also thank for considering our sugggestion for not operating long stay transfer this year as new DR JAO posting and promotions in all streams are expected.
We are also following up the few left over transfer request cases.


23/04/2018:

Circle Executive Committee meeting of SNEA Kerala Circle will be held on 26/4/18 and 27/4/18 at SNEA Bhavan, Trivandrum. All Circle office bearers, District Secretaries, Branch Secretaries and other CEC members are requested to attend the meeting View Notice


19/04/2018:

Historical Raj Bhavan March...View Photos
We thank all Comrades from the length and breadth of Kerala Circle from Kasargod to Trivandrum who flocked the capital city of Trivandrum today for the successful Rajbhavan March demanding Roll Back of Tower Subsidiary Formation.
A memorandum was submitted by Circle Secretaries of all Unions/Associations to Dr.Devendra Kumar Dhodawat IAS, Secretary to Governer as Hon'ble Governer was out of station....







17/04/2018:

Rajbhavan March on 19/4/2018: Roll Back Tower Subsidiary Formation
All Circle Office bearers, CEC Members, Dist Secretaries, DEC Members, Branch Secretaries and Branch Executive Committee Members are requested to participate the RAJ BHAVAN March without fail on 19/4/2018 and make it a mega event. March will begin at 11 A.M near Museum Police Station, Trivandrum View Notice


15/04/2018:





14/04/2018:





13/04/2018:

JTO to SDE SCF case:
The case came before the bench as per the interim application filed by BSNL. The final order is expected on 23rd May.


13/04/2018:

Massive Dharna throughout country.
As per the call of All Unions and Assns in BSNL, day long Dharna conducted throughout the country demanding Roll Back of Tower Subsidiary company. We congratulate one and all who made the Dharna a grand success. We now have to concentrate on the Raj Bhavan March on 19.04.2018. View Glimpses




11/04/2018

SAD NEWS: Com. Manoj John (Age 37), JTO, Mavelikkara expired today noon on 11.04.2018 at Kollam after fighting acute leukaemia. SNEA Kerala Circle conveys its deepest condolences to the bereaved members of his family for this greatest loss.



10/04/2018:

Massive Dharna at Corporate office, Circle HQ and Dist HQs on 12/4/2018, demanding rolling back of the Subsidiary Tower Company. It is also decided to conduct Massive March to Governer's residence on 19/4/2018. All out effort should be taken for maximum participation to both programs and make it grand success.


07/04/2018:

Meeting with GM(HR) on 5/4/2018:
CS and ACS met Shri Robin Poddar, GM(HR&Admin) on 5/4/2018 for discussing the following issues:
1. Consideration of the remaining Request Transfers to their choice BA for
a) those who are completing two years stay, this year.
b) on compassionate grounds.

GH(HR) informed that CGMT is on leave and will be joining for duty on next week. As requested by SNEA, a meeting is being arranged by Management to discuss pending HR issues with CGMT.

2. Rule-8 Postings: About 16 JTOs from Tamil Nadu and 5 JTOs from Karnataka are going to join Kerala Circle in the coming days on Rule-8 and we requested GM(HR) to consider posting them in their choice BA. As sufficient DR-JTOs were posted everywhere and around 100 more DR-JTOs expected to be joined in the coming months, we requested Administration to sympathetically consider the hardships went by these Rule-8 JTOs in other circles and consider their request on humanitarian basis. GM(HR) responded positively and assured that they will be accommodated in their choice BA as being done in the recent times.

3. Relieving of SDEs to Tamil Nadu Circle on Request: We informed GM(HR) that inspite of Corporate office orders long back, two SDEs are still waiting to get relieved to their requested Circle. GM(HR) assured to look into the matter.

4. Relieving of Officials from Kerala Circle to Term Cell Ernakulam: Inspite of orders from Term Cell Ernakulam about the posting of Executives to Term Cell, the officials are yet to be relieved. GM(HR) assured to look into the matter.

5. Mutual Transfer Requests from DR-JTOs: We discussed about hindrances if any regarding mutual transfers of DR-JTOs. GM(HR) replied that as Police Verification Report and submission of other documents (Caste certificate etc..) are pending, mutual transfers can be processed only on completion of these procedures.

6. Confirmation in the JTO cadre – case of Com.Muralikrishnan, Palghat: We requested GM(HR) to consider the case as done to his batchmates in other Circles. GM(HR) informed that it is under processing, and some letter communication is going on. We requested GM(HR) that the official was then working in a unit which is now under MTNL after its formation.


05/04/2018:

Due to some unforeseen circumstances, the Circle Executive Committee meeting of SNEA Kerala Circle which was earlier scheduled on 11/4/18 and 12/4/18 is postponed to 26/4/18 and 27/4/18. View Notice


04/04/2018: CHQ News

Meeting with CMD-BSNL
GS, President and AGS met CMD BSNL on 03.04.2018 and held discussions on:

a) Board approval for CPSU Hierarchy implementation: Since the promotions are badly delayed and CPSU Hierarchy is the only solution to give uniform promotional avenues to all the Executives of various streams, we requested CMD to expedite the approval of BSNL Board. Discrimination in promotions as happening today in the name of vacancies and seniority cannot be continued. A detailed reply to the queries from the Board member was submitted on 21.03.2018 and further actions are to be taken. CMD assured early action and informed that BSNL may wait for the response for few days and after that the proposal will be moved as a file by rotation, for approval.
DIR(HR) tried to meet the JS on 03.04.18 but could not happen as he was busy in some other meetings, GM(Pers) informed us.

b) Status of E2 and E3 scales for all the JTO/JAOs recruited after 01.01.2007: CMD enquired about the status of the case. We informed him that Dept of Expenditure will reply to the DoT queries, this week itself. Most probably, DoE will advice DoT to seek the opinion of the nodal ministry, DPE as DPE deals with pay revision of CPSEs. CMD informed that he will write one more DO letter to Secretary, DoT for early approval of E2 and E3 scales replacing E1A and E2A scales as recommended by BSNL.

c) Advance payment from DoT: CMD informed that on the last working day of 2017-18, DoT made a payment of 3600 Crores to BSNL towards advance for NFS, Bharatnet (NOFN) etc works. DoT decision helped BSNL and this has improved the cash flow for the time being.


04/04/2018: CHQ News

Joint Forum leaders GS, AGS of SNEA and GS, VP and AGS of AIGETOA met GM(Restg) and discussed the development of Group Term Insurance (GTI) for all the Executives on pan India basis. It was informed that quote from LIC is expected in this week. BSNL and JF team both are pursuing with LIC for GTI at all India level to get the lowest premium. We discussed about exploring the option to get the plan implemented through MP Telecom Circle by making it as nodal circle for implementation across India as Delhi office of LIC is taking time. We have discussed the matter with LIC MP team also and they have requested for the complete data pertaining to BSNL Executives. We requested GM(Restg) to discuss with LIC Delhi as well as MP team so that GTI come in place in shortest time. GM(REstg) assured for the same.


03/04/2018: CHQ News

On CPSU Hierarchy proposal, GS met DIR(HR) today morning. DIR(HR) will be discussing it with Jt Sec, DoT today morning.
Development on E2, E3 scales: Spoken to the concerned officers in Dept of Expenditure (DoE) regarding the advice sought by DoT on E2, E3 scales for the JTO/JAOs recruited after 01.01.2007. It is informed that the file is submitted to the competent authority last week itself for replying the DoT queries.


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