LAST UPDATED ON : 15 AUG 2015
HAPPY 69th INDEPENDENCE DAY
5 AUG 15: Joint Committee meeting on CPSU cadre
The Joint committee meeting held today and discussion took place for about two
hours. Chairman and members from Management side proposed very stringent
attendant conditions along with interview, grade of service and educational
qualifications to decide the promotions. The bench mark should be minimum “Very
Good” according to them even for JTO to SDE promotion.
SNEA (I) made the following submissions:
terms and conditions of absorption in BSNL ensured Time Bound promotions from JTO
to SG JAG grade between 4 to 6 years with attendant conditions, without linking
promotions with availability of posts. Promotions beyond SGJAG will be based on
availability of posts.
in Executive Promotion Policy (EPP), the promotions are divided into two parts,
I. Time bound IDA pay scale up gradations and II. Post based promotions.
SNEA (I) very strongly opposed any
interview for promotions or promotions based on educational qualifications. Now
thousands of Executives are working in different scales. They are getting pay
scales and good pay. But due to various reasons, mainly due to litigations they
are not getting functional promotion which provides higher responsibility and
status. For example thousands of Executives are in Sr
SDE scale (E3) but working as JTO. Similarly thousands of Executives are in DGM
scale (E5) or in DE scale (E4) but still working as SDEs. Again, recently the
promotions in almost all the cadres in BSNL are stayed by Hon Chandigarh
Tribunal without implementing judgment on Nagaraju
case on SC/ST reservation. So the new promotion policy should address the twin
problems of i)
seniority related issues and ii) availability of vacancies/posts as much
possible and ensure smooth promotions.
The following points are to be deliberated.
bound functional promotion has to be implemented upto
which grade, without linking it with availability of posts and minimum how many
promotions can be assured. For this data can be verified to know how many
Executives are working in each scale/grade.
and hierarchy to be followed in the new set up and duties and responsibilities.
mark for each promotion to be reviewed and decided as per the present practice.
service and quantum of relaxation in service.
Designations to be introduced in BSNL.
of promotions: The minimum number of promotions should be maintained as 5
itself in the new scheme also.
of Executives working in each grade. Majority of the Executives are
working in Telecom Engg
wing. The total number is about 34,500.
Scale-- About 4800, SDE Scale -- About 4300, Sr SDE
Scale - About 11800, AGM Scale -- About 7800, DGM Scale --About 5200, SG
JAG Scale -- About 600.
– 6500, Civil – 1747, Elect: 1134, Arch --- 147,
TF --- 122, Misc – 425.
hierarchy to be followed and duties and responsibilities: Bell curve issue
can be addressed by following hierarchy. Existing hierarchy to be changed (JTO
-à SDE -àDE
-à DGM) to JTO/SDE/Sr SDE/DE --à DGM/SG JAG
-à PGM. Duties and responsibilities can be modified accordingly.
mark: BSNL Executives are working in different areas like External, Internal,
installations, planning, offices, mobile, transmission, landline etc. The performance of the Executives are depending upon the area of
their posting and availability of material, manpower, labour, stores,
equipments etc. So the performance of the Executives working in various areas
cannot be compared at all on the basis of APAR alone. Most of the other PSUs
are in production sector and the nature of job is more or less same or
comparable. They are having time tested mechanisms of performance evaluation.
So the promotion mechanism in other CPSUs cannot be copied as such in BSNL at
least for the time being. So the new bench mark should be finalized considering
this fact as well as and the bench mark existing today for post based
service and quantum of relaxation in service: The qualifying service should be
between 4 to 6 years as per the terms and condition and it should not be more
than 6 years in any case.
Now IDA pay scale up gradations are given on completion
of qualifying service. Post based promotions are given with relaxation in
service (1 year relaxation for JTO to SDE promotion where the qualifying
service is 3 years). Since the pre-appointment training varies from one to two
years, relaxation of qualifying service to the Executives of same rect
year (in case of rect)
/ vacancy year (in case of promotion) also to be considered. Similar relaxation
is to be considered for promotion to DE grade also for the existing Executives
working at SDE/Sr SDE/DE scales. However no
relaxation is required for Sr SDE grade. For the
Executives who got relaxation for promotion to the SDE grade as per the new
scheme, further relaxation at Sr SDE and DE grade are
Designation to be followed as done in BSNLCO:
discussion, Mgt side agreed for Time Bound functional promotions to SDE and Sr SDE grades. Promotion to AGM and DGM grades on time
bound basis will collapse the existing mechanism, according to the members from
Mgt side. We strongly opposed this view. Discussion will continue in
the next meeting on 13.08.2015, 3 PM.
3 AUG 15: MEETING OF SNEA MHS & EAST BRANCH
EXECUTIVES: The meeting of MHS & East
Branch of SNEA was held at 5.30pm, at the Dining Hall,Carrier
Building, MHS Compound,Pune. The executives of SNEA
from MHS & East Branch attended the meeting. The
meeting was organized by our comrades Com.S.M.Chand DP,Com.M.W.Kulkarni OS Mobile,Com.P.S.Kinikar
meeting was addressed by our Circle President Com.S.V.Bhad, Com.S.M.Chand DP SNEA(I) Pune,Com.Virendra Chaudhari
Jt Sec MH Circle,Com.Mrs.M.S.Londhe VP-I,Com.Dr.Satish Alandkar
VP-II,Com. Bharat Sonawane,DS, Com.M.W.Kulkarni OS Mobile.DS
addressed the gathering and satisfactorily replied to the queires
raised by the members.
appealed all the members
bring atleast five MNP per month to bring back glory
2.To clear all pending dues till Sept
3.To make Special GB which was held
on 10/08/2015 a grand success.
the meeting members raised some quires and problems like,
Scraity of jointing material like,U.Y.Connecters,Modular
of Staff especially TTA in Vadagaon Sheri area.
in OFC Cable fault restoration etc.
meeting concluded with vote of thanks by Com.P.S.Kinikar.
AUG 15: Recommendations
and minutes of the 3rd meeting of the Joint Committee to
examine the implementation of E2, E3 scales replacing the intermediary pay
scales of E1A and E2A.
The Committee recommends the following:-
a. The standard pay scales for JTO
and equivalent grades in replacement of the pre-revised E1A pays scales may be
fixed at E2 level in revised scale. Similarly, those of SDE and equivalent
grades may be replaced from pre-revised E2A pay scale to E3 in the revised
b. Necessary changes in the EPP
may be made, if required, and also the approval of DoT
for issues of related pension outgo, gratuity etc., may be sought by concerned
wings of BSNL.
Smt Madhu Arora/GM (Estt) and Smt Smitha Choudhary/GM
(EF) who are committee members submitted some dissenting note on issues which
are already considered by the Joint Committee. Minutes <<<>>>
3 AUG 15: BSNL CO introduces promotional offers under prepaid mobile
services on Independence Day. Letter
JULY 15:BRANCH MEETING OF MHS
& EAST AREA EXECUTIVES TODAY: The Branch meeting
of MHS & East area Executives of SNEA will be held at 17.30 Hrs, at the Dining Hall,Carrier Building ,MHS Compound, Pune. The executives of SNEA from MHS & East area are requested to
attend the meeting. The meeting is
organized by comrades of MHS and East Area. The meeting will addressed by our Circle President Com.S.V.Bhad, Com.S.M.Chand DP SNEA(I) Pune,Com. S. P. Sonawane, CWC member, Com.Virendra Chaudhari
Jt Sec MH Circle,Com. Bharat Sonawane, DS, Com.D.R.Bhogade ADS ,Com.Mahanand Gaikwad ADS Pune.
30 JULY 15: AGM Staff Mumbai issued list of Holiday Homes & Inspections
Quarters in Maharashtra Circle. Letter <<<>>>
31 JULY 15: AGM Estt Mumbai calls for corrections in
revised seniority list No. 6 & 7 of SDEs in Maharashtra Circle. New spell
of DE LA arrangements will be issued as per this revised list. Letter <<<>>> List <<<>>>
31 JULY 15: BSNL CO calls for VCs & APRs of SDE Electrical for preparatory
works of promotions as EE Electrical. Letter for VCs
<<<>>> For APRs
<<<>>> List <<<>>>
31 JULY 15: AGM Estt Mumbai calls for VCs as on 07/08/2007
of 13 SDEs who have passed LDCE 2007 for fixation of their
seniority. Letter <<<>>>
31 JULY 15: AGM Admn Mumbai endorsed BSNL CO letter
calling nominations for national Awards for Persons with Disabilities. Letter
29 JULY 15:SNEA(I) had the
first formal meeting with DIR(HR) on 28.07.2015 on the following agenda
submitted by the Assn last week. Sr GM(SR), GM(Pers) and GM(Estt) also present in the deliberations. GS, President and
AGS Com Vivek Wankhede
attended the meeting.
Finalization of HR
plan and approval of major HR issues in the Board.
in different cadres: JTO to SDE promotion, SDE to DE promotion, issues related
to DGM promotion, finalization of syllabus for LDCE to SDE(TF).
3. Pay anomalies: a) Recovery /reduction in pay and
Committee on Offtg pay fixation, b) Antedating of increments,
c) Senior drawing less pay than the juniors -- generalization of Hon Supreme
Court order, d) increment @ 3% of
current basic pay on promotion.
related to Membership verification among Executive Assns – restoration of trade
union facilities and making amendments in the new Recognition Rules.
Detailed discussions take place on all the issues.
On HR plan, it is under consideration and before the presentation TO Board, it will be discussed with the Assn. Assn promised to
submit its views in a couple of days.
On promotions in different cadres, the
preparatory work at BSNLCO reviewed thoroughly. The impact of recent Chandigarh
Tribunal judgment staying all promotions with reservation without following the
judgment on Nagaraju case also briefly discussed. DE
promotion work is going on, DGM promotions will be considered for the DEs whose
name is not disputed. The promotions in other cadres will be expedited. The
LDCE to SDE(TF) seriously discussed and DIR(HR)
directed GM(Pers) and GM(Estt)
to clear the issue urgently and settle the issue.
On pay anomalies, DIR(HR) appreciated the arguments placed by the Assn being
an officer familiar with FR SR. DIR(HR) directed to examine all the pay anomaly
cases in view of FRSR and the clarifications issued on EPP, other pay anomalies
etc will be examined. Pay anomaly meeting is fixed for 04.08.15.On membership
verification, restoration of trade union facilities, modifications to the
recognition rules and court case on untenable provisions of the rules like regn under societies act etc will be examined by SR
27 JULY 15:SNEA Pune pays tribute to unbeaten Hero
of India, Ex President of India, Bharat Ratna, his
Excellency Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, on his heavenly
exit while addressing student at IIM Shillong at the
age of 83 years. His sudden exit has caused heavy loss to the entire nation.
May departed soul Rest in Peace.
27 JULY 15:Appeal to all SNEA Members : All our members are
requested to review the implementation of
recently launched “”Free Night Calling from BSNL land lines” and “Free Roaming
for incoming calls on BSNL mobile connections”.This
is a golden opportunity which we may get very rarely, “once in a life time”.
Our each and every member should involve in this initiative for revival of
SNEA Pune will take up the issues in the field
units like shortage of U Y Connectors,Modular
Connecters, dropwire, 5 pair cable, OF cable, labour problems etc with PGMT Pune and will request management
to release more fund for cable repair so that cable fault can be rectified and
more areas can be made feasible. Due to shortage of fund and material, major
cable faults are not getting repaired and some faults are set right by changing
the cable pair in some cases.
order to bring awareness amoung our members we are
holding meeting with the our members for their
involvement for the success of these schemes. In last week SNEA Pune conducted
meetings of our Chinchwad and Civil Branch, in this
week we are planning to conduct meetings of our members of MHS and East area.
27 JULY 15:JTO to SDE promotion case at Hon High Court, Ernakulam: Final hearing continued today. Our lawyer, BSNL lawyer and lawyer from one of
the applicants argued today. The arguments from the lawyer representing another
case will be made on Wednesday and Hon Court decided that the final arguments
will be completed on Wednesday, 29.07.2015.
27 JULY 15: Congratulations AGM Staff Mumbai issued transfer order of SDEs who have completed
tenure by QE June 2015. Letter <<<>>>
27 JULY 15: MEETING
OF SNEA CIVIL BRANCH EXECUTIVES: The meeting
of CIVIL Branch of SNEA was held at 5.30pm, at the Shivajinagar
Telephone Exchange Building, Pune. The executives of SNEA from CIVIL Branch
attended the meeting. The meeting was organized by our comrades Com.S.V.Deshpande Branch President Civil and Com.Khot Branch Secretary Civil. The meeting
was addressed by our Branch President Com.S.V.Deshpande
, Com.Khot Branch Secretary SNEA(I) Pune, Com. Bharat Sonawane, DS, Com.D.R.Bhogade ADS , Com.R.S.Dalvi, Organising
secretary (West),Vijay Yadav Branch
Treasurer Civil wing.DS addressed the gathering and satisfactorily
replied to the queires raised by the members. DS appealed
all the members to bring five MNP per month to bring back glory of BSNL . In the meeting members raised some quires and
1.Provision of at least
two PCs PCs
and Printers in each Sub-Division.
training and external project training to Executives.
of TA Claims and various recoveries like deduction of home loan.
resolutions were passed for forthcoming CEC at Solapur.
In the meeting three new members were joined SNEA Pune.
1. Com.Khachane Vilas SDE CIVIL.
2. Com.Sunil Baglane JTO CIVIL
3. Com.Nitin Patil JTO CIVIL
DS and other
leaders welcomes all the new members to SNEA pariwar.The meeting concluded with vote of thanks.
24 JULY 15:BRANCH
MEETING OF CHINCHWAD AREA EXECUTIVES: The Branch
meeting of Chinchwad area Executives
of SNEA was held at 6 pm, at the Chinchwad Telephone
Exchange Building, Pune. The executives of SNEA from Chinchwad
and Talegaon area attended the meeting. The meeting
was organized by our dashing comrade of Chinchwad
Area Com. M.G.Jadhav, Organising
secretary (Chinchwad and Rural-North). The meeting
was addressed by our Circle President Com.S.V.Bhad,
Com.S.M.Chand DP SNEA(I) Pune,Com. S. P. Sonawane, CWC member, Com. Bharat Sonawane, DS, Com.D.R.Bhogade ADS , Com.M.G.Jadhav, Organising
secretary (Chinchwad and Rural-North). The meeting
was very well anchored by Com. M.G.Jadhav. The leaders
addressed the gathering and satisfactorily replied to the queires
raised by the members. In the meeting new members were joined SNEA Pune,
now Chinchwad branch is the branch with almost 100%
SNEA members. DS and other leaders welcomes
all the new members to SNEA pariwar.The meeting
concluded with vote of thanks.
23 JULY 15: Good News: Dept of Expenditure, Govt of India issued
revised classification of Cities for grant of HRA to Central Government
Employees and now cities will be classified as “X”, “Y” & “Z” cities. Letter <<<>>>
In Maharashtra Circle, Pune has been upgraded as Call “X”
City and Amravati, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Nashik, Bhiwandi, Solapur, Kolhapur, Vasai-Virar, Nanded- Waghala & Sangli Municipal
Corporation areas have been upgraded to Class “Y” cities.