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 27 NOV 15: AGM EB Pune conveyed approval of CGMT MH Circle for sales of Mobile SIM Cards under MKS CUG Plan through franchisee & other sales  channels for period of 15 days w.e.f. 21/11/2015 on trial basis. Letter <<<>>>


27 NOV 15: AGM EB Pune conveyed approval of PGMT Pune for conversion of any existing any Prepaid/Postpaid plan to MKS CUG Plan after fulfilling its eligibility conditions. Letter <<<>>>



 11 OCT 15: The Executive Body  Meeting of SNEA Pune : DS SNEA ,Pune has notified the Executive Body  meeting of SNEA(I) Pune on 13th Oct 2015 at 18:00 Hrs at  Conference Hall, Bajirao Road,Pune  to discuss on the Circle Conference,Diary Payment,organisational matters etc. All Executive body members & all interested Comrades & activist are requested to attend the meeting well within the time.


10 OCT 15: Maximum publicity and marketing has to be done to the new BB schemes of 2 Mbps speed among the customers and public.

Along with that the Free call facility during night hours is a good package to offer to the public.

Free roaming facility for mobile connections is another attractive offer.

A net increase of about 4% is observed in the revenue during last few months, a very very positive and promising trend. However we have to grow further and further, month by month to reach the figure of 15% to offset the losses. 

All our members are requested to contribute much more towards the growth and revenue generation.


10 OCT 15:AGM Staff Mumbai published waiting list of request transfers of SDEs & JTOs cadre as on 30th Sept 2015.  JTOs <<<>>>      SDEs <<<>>>

        Corrections/modification or even cancellation of request transfers by individuals is to be sent latest by 24/10/2015 by written request through proper channel.


10 OCT 15:DPE issued order for increase in IDA w.e.f. 01/10/2015 Letter <<<>>>


10 OCT 15:AGM Staff Mumbai issued orders promotion & posting of Shri. Ashok Purohit as PGM CM Mumbai with financial powers of CGM up to existing powers of SSA Heads wherein GM Mobile Pune/Nagpur & GM Marketing Mumbai will report to PGM CM Mumbai.  Order <<<>>>           


10 OCT 15:DGM CSC Mumbai calls for vendor category information from all SSAs/units for introduction of new procedure for bill payments w.e.f. 01/11/2015. Letter <<<>>>

Ø On introduction of ERP in Maharashtra Circle to have double check and avoid duplicate/non genuine payments of vendor bills, this stringent system of confirmation of ERP payments by covering email was started. This was time consuming procedure as till the confirmation email is not received till the payments were not released though it was appearing in ERP.

Ø This has created panic in the filed officers and among vendors as for such small reasons the payments were held up from days to months together. Also it was doubt created by Finance wing officers on the integrity of the ERP system itself.

Ø  Now this time consuming procedure of sending confirmation by email will be stopped from 01/11/2015 & payments will be released as appearing in ERP system itself without waiting for confirmation of email. This will save time of officers in ERP as well as field units as the officers in field units will not have  to send covering email and officers in CSC will not have to check hundred/thousands of emails daily which was one of the reasons for delayed payments in CSC.

Ø  Let us hope this new procedure speed up the bill payments through ERP and the saved energy of the officers is used for creative works without doubts on integrity of field officers and integrity of ERP system itself. 


8 OCT 15:Agenda meeting with DIR (HR) on 08.10.2015 at 05.00 PM on the following issues:

1.  30% superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited employees.

2.  Promotions in different cadres and finalization of new seniority lists as per para 206 and LDCE: JTO to SDE promotion, SDE to DE promotion, issues related to DGM promotion, finalization of syllabus for LDCE to SDE (TF).

3.  Issues related to Membership verification among Executive Assns: a) making changes in the new Recognition Rules, b) deduction of subscription from the salary and c) restoration of trade union facilities.

4.  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) annual increment @ 3% of current basic pay.


8 OCT 15:Congratulations: Chairman, Joint Committee submitted the recommendations of the Joint Committee on a) E2, E3 pay scales, b) CPSU cadre hierarchy and c) First TB promotion uniformly after 4 years w.e.f 01.10.2000 to CMD, BSNL today:

GS Com K. Sebastin and Chairman/SNEA Com G. L. Jogi met CMD, BSNL and held discussions on the following subjects:A.  Further actions on the recommendations of the Joint Committee: GS thanked CMD for the reconstitution of the Committee and monitoring the progress also. GS requested expeditious actions on the recommendations of the Jt Committee.

      On our apprehension about the dissent note by the committee members from official side, CMD assured that management is committed to resolve the issues and the dissent note will not come on the way. CMD informed that the report has been already marked to DIR (HR) for further actions.

The Joint Committee recommended:

i.         Replacement of intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A with standard pay scales of E2 and E3 w.e.f 01.01.2007.

ii.         Implementation of CPSU cadre hierarchy or TB functional promotion from JTO/JAO --> SDE/AO --> Sr SDE/Sr AO -->DE/CAO/EE without linking with existing seniority and availability of posts, with a residency period of 5 years for each promotion from one grade to the next grade.

iii.         Maximum residency period for first TB promotion is recommended to reduce from 6 years to 5 years w.e.f 01.10.2000.  

The committee has been reconstituted after SNEA agitation in April-May, 2015 with Sri Mohammed Ashraf Khan as the Chairman. This decision has been taken in the meeting between SNEA and CMD, DIR (HR) and ED (Fin) on 06.05.2015 during the agitation. CMD assured in the meeting that the committee will conclude the recommendations by 15.08.2015 by regular meetings, at least once in a fortnight. The earlier committee formed on 28.02.2012 was defunct for more than 3 years which compelled SNEA to launch trade union actions in February, 2014 and in April-May, 2015. After the reconstitution, SNEA followed up the issues on a day to day basis which resulted in the final recommendations within four and half months’ time. Before that SNEA pursued the pay scale issue in DoT and DPE vigorously and got the proposal of intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A rejected by DPE.

Comrades, we have to be very vigilant and in full organizational preparedness to ensure that the recommendations are implemented in totality without any change. As some negative forces are working to see that no cadre issue is getting resolved for the absorbed/directly recruited Executives, we have to keep ourselves prepared for any organizational actions in short notice to see that the recommendations are getting implemented in the minimum possible time. B.   Popularizing and effective marketing of new Broad band schemes with 2 Mbps speed. CMD requested to give maximum publicity to the new schemes and get maximum connections. The revenue has to increase considerably in the coming months by the new initiatives.

New Business Avenue by imparting training – advantage of recent tour to Kenya to attend the Afro-Asia submit. CMD explained the new initiatives to increase the revenue by imparting training with the available infrastructure. BSNL utilizing this as an opportunity and DoT is supporting BSNL to get new businesses.

8 OCT 15:Meeting with the Secretary DoT: Core Committee members of the Forum met Shri Rakesh Garg, Secretary, and DoT today. Com. K. Sebastin, GS/SNEA, Com. P. Abhimanyu, Convener/Forum, Com. Chandeswar Singh, President/Forum and Com. Prahlad Rai, GS/AIBSNLEA participated. The Forum representatives expressed their concerns to the Secretary, DoT, with regards to the formation of Subsidiary Tower Company. They also conveyed their dissatisfaction to the inordinate delay in the settlement of 78.2% IDA merger to the pensioners. The representatives also requested the Secretary, DoT to take expeditious steps to implement the assurance given to the Forum, in the meeting held on 01.05.2015, in respect of the next round of pension revision to the BSNL retirees. The Secretary, DoT assured to do the needful.

8 OCT 15: Meeting with the new Additional Secretary of DoT: The Core Committee members of the Forum met Shri N. Sivasailam, Additional Secretary, DoT today. Since the Additional Secretary is also a director of the BSNL Board, the Core Committee members discussed a number of issues connected with the viability of BSNL and solicited his fullest cooperation for strengthening the Company. The Additional Secretary responded very positively. He expressed his desire that BSNL should become the no.1 telecom operator in the country and assured his fullest cooperation for it. We drew his attention to the fact that the post of Director (Finance), BSNL, is lying vacant for a very long time, which is adversely affecting the functioning of the Company.


8 OCT 15:GS and President met GM(Pers) on 07.10.2015 and held discussions on a) promotion from i) JTO to SDE – filing of reply, ii) SDE to DE and iii) DE to DGM, b) committee on officiating pay fixation, c) modification of tenure transfer orders from ITPC, d) reduction of tenure of Rajouri etc in J&K Circle etc. The draft reply has been send to Kerala Circle on 05.10.2015 for filing the counter reply in JTO to SDE case. Further discussions will continue tomorrow.


8 OCT 15:DoPT issued guidelines for supplying information under RTI act.  Letter <<<>>>


8 OCT 15:BSNL CO issued instructions for closure of Disciplinary Proceedings in case of death of charged official/officer during proceedings.  Letter <<<>>>


4 OCT 15:  JAC Meeting of Pune  The meeting of JAC leaders was held on 03/10/2015 to discuss about the  AGITATIONAL CALL dated 6TH Oct 2015 and Development issues for growth of Pune SSA. It was assured by Shri.P.K.Hota Sir PGMT Pune that he will discuss the issues after one month, now span of three months lapsed after his joining. It is seen that some positive steps from him for increasing FTTH connections and now for the first time figures of FTTH in Pune SSA are in three digits.All the members are requested to send their views on development issues and difficulties faced by them on emailed on or before 06/10/2015.


4 OCT 15:  Good News IDA to increase by 5.3% w.e from today: As per figures calculated on the basis of All India Consumer price index for industrial workers for the months of June, July & August 2015 IDA is to increase by 5.3% w.e.f. today i.e 1st Oct 2015, Now the revised rate of IDA will increase from 102.6% to 107.9%. 




1 OCT 15:  BSNL CO issued order for celebration “Consumer Week in BSNL” from 01/10/2015 to 07/10/2015 to mark Foundation Day of BSNL with directions to circles to carry out special activities during this week to delight the customers.  Letter <<<>>>


1 OCT 15:  AGM Vigilance Mumbai endorsed the BSNL CO orders for observing “Vigilance Awareness Week 2015” from 26/10/2015 to 31/10/2015. Letter <<<>>>


1 OCT 15:  BSNL CO issued clarification for implementation of Executive Promotion policy 2007. in case of missing APRs, refusal of promotions, penalties & in case of pending Vigilance Clearance with directions to examine & dispose of the individual cases as per these guidelines. Letter <<<>>>


1 OCT 15:  BSNL CO calls for information on pay anomaly due to implementation of Executive Promotion Policy i.e. Interplay between Time Bound up gradation & post based promotions. Letter <<<>>>


1 OCT 15:  AGM NWO CM Mumbai issued allotment of 376 Battery sets of different capacities to different SSA as per requirement given by SSAs. This will definitely help in improvement of Services provided by some of critical exchanges and BTS. All concerned comrades are requested to collect it and install it without any delay for any reason. Letter <<<>>>


1 OCT 15: Meeting with GM (Estt): GS, President and Com Wankhede met GM (Estt) on 29.09.2015 and held discussions on the following subjects:

a.     Filing reply in the Hon Kerala High Court in JTO to SDE case: The various points raised by the BSNL lawyer discussed. The reply will be sent in a couple of days to Kerala Circle by Pers section so that counter reply can be filed by next week. Some details will be collected from KTK Circle.

b.    Notification of JTO RR and recruitment to JTO cadre: During discussion, GM (Estt) informed that the minutes of the last Board meeting are awaited. The RR will be notified immediately after that. Once RR is notified, action may be initiated to regularize the officiating JTOs and filling the remaining vacancies through LICE, Assn demanded. GM (Estt) assured that further discussions will be held once the RR is notified.


1 OCT 15: Expert Committee meeting on revision of seniority lists 1 to 5: The last meeting of the committee held today. It is expected that the report will be submitted by the Expert Committee to the Hon Supreme Court by 15th October, 2015. Now the case is listed for hearing on 31.10.2015. So far 17 sittings made by the committee.

It is expected that the expert committee report will be:

a.     As per Hon SC order dated 20.01.2015, the seniority lists 1 to 5 is revised to old 1 to 17 (promoted up to 1994) followed by list 18 (those promoted in 1998 and subsequent years).

b.    On revision of seniority, there will not be any reversion from Substantiate status. Those who promoted earlier and become junior on revision of seniority and may face reversion, the promotion and pay will be protected.

c.      The seniors on revision /restoration of seniority list 1 to 17 will be given notional promotion, notional pay (without arrears), pension and the service will be counted for the next promotion.

d.    The 147 officers will not be included in seniority list 1 to 17 as their names were not available in the original list. Assn strongly objected BSNL move to include their names in the original list 1 to 17 by inserting their names and giving seniority from 1990 onwards. Further Hon Ernakulam HC quashed their revision of seniority from 1994 to 1990 onwards also. Finally BSNL agreed to submit the original seniority lists of 1 to 17 to the expert committee without inserting the names of 147 officers which committee accepted. Now they are placed in the next seniority list of 18 (for those promoted in 1998 or later), giving seniority from 1994 to 1996 onwards till Hon SC decides the SLP.


30 SEP 15: SNEA (I) MH Circle congratulates,  Com. Mrs.S.A.Bhujang JTO Chinchwadgaon, on his superannuation retirement as on today, 30/09/2015 and wish him & his  family members “A Very Happy, Peaceful & Long Retired Life”.


30 SEP 15:  As per notification issued by Com. S.A Bhadane,  DS SNEA(I) Nashik, the Special General Body  Meeting of SNEA(I) Nashik will be held at TRC Club, Canada Corner, Nashik today i.e. on 30/09/2015 sharply from 1700 Hrs for felicitation of Com. M.S. Adasul, newly elected DyGS SNEA CHQ and to discuss organisation.  The meeting will be attended & addressed by Com. M.B. Sangle, EX JS CHQ (W), Com. A.R. Manani, EX VP CHQ, Com. S.V.Bhad, CP, Com. V.B.Kokate, VP, Com. S.R. Kalmegh ACS East, Com. S.R.Bhise, ACS West , Com. S.B. Bhosale, CT, Com. N.D. Barde JS North, Com. G.G. Karpe, CWCM, Com. P.N.Patil Auditor, Com. Bharat Sonawane, DS Pune, Com. Anil Dubey DS Mumbai, Com. M.N. Kotambe, DS Kalyan, Com. M.A.Mali DS Dhule, Com. L.U.Choudhary, DS Jalgaon, Com. V.V.Pimparkar, DS Ahmednagar and all the leaders of SNEA(I) Nashik.   Com. Bhadane appeals all comrades of Nashik SSA to attend the meeting well in time and make it grand success. Notice <<<>>>


30 SEP 15: BSNL CO urgently calls for stay particulars of SDEs from left out Circles mainly from NCNGN, BBNW Circle for posting to substitute to SDEs who have completed hard tenure. Letter <<<>>>


30 SEP 15: BSNL CO issued letter for empanelment of Dr Lal Path labs throughout India for pathological tests on production of BSNL ID and on cash payment basis which will be reimbursed as outdoor medical expenditure. Letter <<<>>>


29 SEP 15: Congratulations !!!: Joint Committee recommendations on the agenda of a) CPSU Cadre hierarchy and b) first TBP uniformly after 4 years to remove the anomaly is signed by all the Committee members. We thank Sri Mohammed Ashraf Khan, Chairman of the Jt Committee to complete the task in time.

 The Joint Committee was reconstituted with new Chairman after SNEA agitation in April – May, 2015 and our discussions with CMD, DIR (HR) and ED (Fin) on 06.05.2015. The Committee has given time up to 15.08.2015.  

The 3rd agenda of first TBP after 4 years also become part of the Joint Committee agenda as a result of our agitation. Earlier Jt Committee could not do anything in this regard.Ultimately our struggle for that last two years, from February, 2014 onwards demanding finalization of standard pay scales of E2, E3 replacing E1A and E2A, implementation of CPSU cadre hierarchy and first TBP uniformly after 4 years are getting positive recommendations from the Joint Committee, a very positive and bold step towards the total resolution of the issue.   Our efforts to get the proposal of E1A and E2A scales rejected by DoT and DPE was the turning point in the struggle.  The report will be submitted to CMD, BSNL on 05.10.2015, after his return from tour.  As expected, two committee members from official side, Smt. Madhu Arora, GM (Estt) and Smt. Smitha Choudhary, GM (EF) given dissent note. While GM (Estt) given some alternate suggestions at least, GM (EF) completely disagree with all the positive recommendations which benefits the company as well as the Executives.

The main recommendations are:a.     JTO to SDE and equivalent eligibility shall be 5 years of regular service in the grade and a benchmark to be kept as Good and not more than one Average. For SC/ST candidates two Average may be allowed.b.    SDE to Sr SDE and equivalent eligibility shall be 5 years of regular service in the grade and benchmark to be kept as Good and not more than one Average. For SC/ST candidates two Average may be allowed.c.      Sr SDE to DE and equivalent eligibility shall be 5 years of regular service in the grade and benchmark to be kept as Good and not more than one Average. For SC/ST candidates two Average may be allowed.d.    DE to DGM promotion will be restricted to the availability of posts. The balance DEs may be promoted as Jt DGM (parking Lot). DE to DGM and equivalent eligibility shall be 5 years of regular service as DE and bench mark to be kept as Very Good and not more than one Good. For SC/ST candidates not more than two Good.e.     DGM to JAG- SG and equivalent may be promoted in the grade of E6 in 5 years as per existing time bound promotion scheme with the bench mark of Very Good and not more than one Good.f.       The bench marks in above (c) & (d) are same as in Schedule -II of existing CPC as per Group ARRs.g.    There are some UPSC recruited DEs or equivalent of 1995 batch etc as on today. All UPSC recruits of all batches may be promoted en-bloc to DGM if they meet the bench mark. The executives already promoted to higher post on post based promotion will stand senior en-bloc.

Agenda No.3: To examine the implementation of first time bound promotion uniformly after four years w.e.f. 01.10.2000: Committee is of the view that after the recommendation given above for CPSU cadre hierarchy, this issue gets resolved partially. As per recommendation already given for Agenda 1 in the third meeting of committee on 09.07.2015, the minimum service required for up gradation from E2 to E3 as proposed in (a) above is 5 years.

To address the anomaly, the committee recommends that first pay scale up gradation will be given in maximum of five years instead of six years, notionally w.e.f. 01.10.2000. However, existing provision of first time bound promotion after reaching minimum of net higher scales in four years shall remain unaffected.

Joint Committee recommendation <<<>>>

Dissent Note given by GM (Estt) <<<>>>

Dissent Note given by GM (EF) <<<>>>


3 SEPt 15: AIC at JAIPUR : Delegation of  SNEA(I) Pune are going to attend the AIC at Jaipur, leaving Pune on tomorrow  i.e 4th  Sept and will return to HQs on 10th Sept 2015.The delegation includes Com.S.M.Chand DP,Com.Bharat Sonawane DS alonwith the delegates and observers Com.Gaikwad, Com.Vyavahare, Com.Rashinkar, Com.Kinikar ,Com.Prayag Pisal, Com.Dalvi, Com.Bhosale, Com.Tamboli, Com.Londhe, Com.S.P.Chaudhari, Com.A.M.Sutawane, Com.Randive, Com.Gajool, Com.Waghmare,Com.Kadam and other members.


 2 SEPt 15: GS SNEA (I) CHQ writes to Director HR BSNL Board on wrong procedure adopted by BSNL Corporate office in counting long stay of SDEs in Maharashtra Circle by adding MTNL stay for calculating stay in MH Circle and rightly points out how the stay of two different territorial Circles namely MTNL Mumbai Circle & BSNL Maharashtra Circle is intentionally misinterpreted for combined counting in recent clarification issued by BSNL CO.  Letter <<<>>>


 2 SEPt 15: Allotment of laptops directly to SDE/JTO in charge of BTS Maintenance:  AGM NWP GSM Mumbai issues allotment of 37 brand new & highly technical laptops directly on name of JTO/SDE in charge of BTS Maintenance team for each and every SSAs in Maharashtra Circle. Letter <<<>>>


2 SEPt 15: BSNL CO writes Circle heads for sending consolidated data and applications of request transfers on quarterly basis and assures to consider all requests on quarterly basis. Letter <<<>>>

    In Maharashtra Circle about 20 requests in SDE Cadre for out of Circle transfer are held up & about 4-5 SDEs under transfer from Maharashtra Circle are yet to be relieved. SNEA (I) MH has taken up this issue with Shri. Pravin Malhotra, Sr GM HR/Admn Mumbai and has assured to consider all pending requests for transfer/relieving to other Circle sympathetically and we are hopeful that as per this letter all such requests will be considered & sent to BSNL CO before end of this quarter.

But there is issue of relieving officers whose requests are not sent through proper channel and direct copies of individuals are entertained by BSNL CO,  in such cases which not routed through its Circle Office, the Maharashtra Circle has taken stand not to relieve these officers even though order have been issued by BSNL CO. We will also take up matter with competent authorities for relieving of officers under transfer, but all comrades are requested to follow guidelines issued by BSNL CO on this subject and send all request through proper channel and in cases there is reluctance from controlling officer/SSA Head to forwarding request, fresh representation addressed to CGMT MH along with copy of original request may sent with name & post of officer withholding request at any stage.    


 2 SEPt 15: GS SNEA(I) CHQ writes to Director HR BNL Board for  Sympathetic consideration of the pay anomaly of TTAs recruited as JTOs in 2007 and 2008 batch as Dept Outsider in the Direct Recruitment  quota. Letter <<<>>>


2 sept 15: Special   General Body Meeting of SNEA (I) PUNE ( A Report by Com.V.R.Chaudhari Jt.Sec SNEA MH Circle.)

 The Special  General Body meeting of SNEA(I) Pune Division was held on 10/08/2015 at 18:00 Hrs  in Udyan Prasad karyala Pune.

Com.S.M.Chand, District President SNEA (I) Pune presided over the proceedings of Special General Body meeting. The following prominent SNEA (I) leaders attended and addressed the General Body meeting of Pune SSA.






6.  Com. S.V. BHAD, CP, SNEA (I), MH Circle.

7.  Com.M.S.ADSUL CS SNEA(I) MN Circle


9. Com.V.R.CHAUDHARI Jt.Sec SNEA MH Circle.


The  following SNEA (I) & other Association/Union leaders at Pune attended the meeting and graced the occasion.

1.     Com. Nagesh Nalawade,CS BSNL EU MH Circle.

2.     Com. Jakati, BSNL EU Pune.

3.     Com. M.S.Kambale, DP SEWA Pune.

4.     Com. Badhane, DS SNEA (I) Nasik

5. Com. Kokare, DS SNEA (I) ITPC,Pune

5.     Com. Chavan, C.E.C Member Nasik

6.     Com. Com.Rane DP SNEA(I) ITPC,Pune

7.     Com. Ghuge Ex President SNEA (I) MH Circle

8.     Com. J.A.Budhavi DGM( CHD) Pune

9.  Com. T.D.Meshram  DGM (East & Central )Pune

At the start of meeting, all the dignitaries on the Dias and guests were given warm welcome by offering a bouquet of beautiful flowers. 

 Com. Bharat Sonawane, DS SNEA(I) Pune while speaking at the beginning of meeting gave warm welcome to all & expressed gratitude to CHQ and Circle leaders for visiting Pune SSA and boosting up the morale of Pune comrades. He narrated the issues & grievances of Pune SSA. He explained the difficulties faced by the executives and customers while imparting NGN services in Pune SSA.He expressed concerned over non supply of BRI cards for NGN and thereby loosing BRI customers in Pune

Shortage of Material such as OFC cable and other jointing materials for fault restoration, on repair of MLLN modem. He appeal to all executives to bring a positive change in working situation for the growth of BSNL by giving better services to our esteemed customers. He also expresses satisfaction over the functioning of PGM Pune towards growth and revenue earning. He specially mentioned the efforts taken by PGM Pune towards increasing MNP, FTTH, Leased line customers.

Com. M.S ADASUL, Circle Secretary SNEA (I) MH Circle:

Shri M.S.Adasul addressed the house in his unique style .He welcome all of the dignitaries and guest present in the house. He expressed his displeasure over malpractices done by some executives and senior officers to safeguard their interest and for their benefits. He warned of such practices and gave message that any such act will be not be tolerated.

 While addressing the house he appealed to all the executives of SNEA (I) to be united and said ours is the only association which is rightly addressing the HR and development issues and working is strictly on policies. He appealed all the executives in Pune SSA to come together for the improvement of services and image of BSNL and requested all to be vigilant and united for any struggle for betterment of executives and for betterment of BSNL.He express his pleasure over the functioning of PGM Pune who has implemented new schemes of target for MNP to each and every employee. He expressed gratitude to CHQ leaders for visiting Pune SSA inspite of their busy schedule and boosting up the morale of Pune comrades.

Com. G.L.JOGI President CHQ:

Com G.L.Jogi addressed the house by welcoming all the dignitaries and guest. In his unique style he analyzed the present situation of BSNL and expressed concerned over the growth. He explained how difficult it would be for BSNL to get third PRC if such situation continues. He appealed to all the executives to work efficiently and maintain quality of service. He gave the classic examples of BPCL, Indian airlines- Air India for the consequences face presently which are related to growth.

He elaborated on the struggle SNEA (I) has carried out since long and how the Time bound promotion policy which is the best has been implemented for the executives.

  Considering the pace of growth of BSNL in present situation com Jogi expressed his displeasure and appeal to all executives for serious introspection. He gave the classic example of MTNL crisis and explained how Our company is in bad crisis and to overcome this all of us have to work accept the challenges generate the revenue, profits, maintained Quality of service, attitude to users. He appealed to all executives to accept the tenure transfers in Rural and remote areas and not to waste time in cancellation of their orders. Bsnl being the pioneer in telecom company with huge network, resources and manpower com Jogi appealed that we all are workers and we have to work as a team with commitment and perception change. He came heavily down on government plan of creating subsidiary tower company to favor private operators and in his roaring style oppose the move which would disintegrate BSNL.He also oppose the move of the government towards the merger of MTNL-BSNL and explained the financial obligations of MTNL that has to be think off. He appeal to all to come on street to oppose and defeat the policies of the government that will hamper the growth and disintegration of BSNL .All should show unity and strength to defeat the wrong decisions by the government and its our prime responsibility to protect BSNL from disintegration for this SNEA(I) will struggle in forefront.


General Secretary K.Sebastian welcomes all the dignitaries and guests present in the house. In his address he stated how SNEA (I) persuaded for filling of posts for CMD,DIR(HR),DIR(CM) and posting of regular PGM to Pune. It was due to continuous persuasion from SNEA(I) the posts were filled. In his address he congratulated all Kerala comrades for their sustained, prolonged struggle in the form of hunger strike and non cooperation against vindictive actions, trade union rights, corruption charges and growth related issues. He explained about the alarming situation through which BSNL is going with reference to the progress of BSNL in 2007 for which we got second PRC.He came up with facts and figures of BSNL profit and growth of present situation and appeal to all executives to work very hard and show significant growth by 2017 to get third PRC.

G.S explained about the new plans BSNL is about to implement in NGN, MPLS, ERP, and MOBILE technologies .He told all the switches in BSNL will be replaced by NGN switch by 2017.To clear commissioning of pending Data Ccts and leased line, expansion in MPLS is coming in a big way and in a short period all pending circuits will be commissioned.

He also informed that ERP roll out for pending Circles will be completed by September 2015.He appeal to all executives to be thorough with ERP for utilization of stores and other useful information. Problems of GSM BTS cards for repair and replacement are solved and appeal to executives to give feedback in positive manner for the growth and development of BSNL.He explained the present scenario of BSNL and its competitors who only concentrate on OFC and transmission networks. He blamed government policies of forming subsidiary tower companies, sharing of Infrastructures for detoriation of BSNL growth. These policies which government is trying to force will be defeated by SNEA (I) on forefront ground. Apart from maintaining landline net work he appeal to all executives to focus on MLLN,Broadband,MPLS,NGN,Mobile,FTTH and other advance services for the development and growth of BSNL.He also informed about the big tenders BSNL is going for MPLS,NGN,MLLN.

Related to HR issues G.S updated the status of SDE, DE, DGM   promotions and the way association is taking efforts to streamline the same. He thanked CMD and DIR HR for their positive approach in settling Executive Engineers promotions for executives having Diploma as qualification. Regarding the CPSU cadre hierarchy and its implementation G.S elaborated the difficulties and issues in implementation in BSNL.SNEA (I) stand will be to consider upliftment of each cadre and no demotion of basic cadre will be allowed. He also said that association is trying to benefit LDCE passed candidates if possible in the CPSU cadre hierarchy.

G.S was concerned about the progress of big Circles especially Maharashtra. He said there is lot of potential in Maharashtra and appeal to all comrades to work very hard and bring Maharashtra circle to No 1 position. He express his views for better growth and performance from big circles such as Maharashtra, A.P, Gujrat,Karnataka.

 Com. M.B. Sangle, Joint Secretary(West) SNEA(I) CHQ :

 In his address raised his concern for declining market share of BSNL. He explained the importance of free night calling and free roaming facility at this point of view for increasing landline and GSM customers in MH Circle. He also narrated the urgent need of replacement of battery sets in most of the GSM sites in MH. He was optimistic that installation of ZTE BTS will improve GSM service but also ascertained to have more no of BTS for increasing the quality of service in GSM sector in MH.He assured all that CHQ will take care of all pending HR issues to the best possible.

Com. V.M. Wankhede, AGS SNEA(I) CHQ :In his address congratulated all comrades of Pune for huge gathering . He expressed the need of improving quality of service in landline as well as GSM in spite of having hurdles. He told to come forward and make consistent efforts to increase BSNL’ market share which is the need of time. He explained the present condition of various DPCs for promotion being pursued by SNEA (I) CHQ and assured that all the legal hurdles will be sidelined with consistent efforts. He also elobarted his experience as DS SNEA(I) Pune. He appealed all the members to work hard for betterment of Pune as Pune is high potential. He also assured that CHQ will provide all possible material to provide maximum connections. He thanked organizers for invitation

Com. S.V. Bhad, CP SNEA (I) MH Circle thanked team of SNEA (I) Pune for arranging Special General Body meeting in such a grand way. He elaborated the main reason for creation of PSUs in India was to generate employment however gigantic PSU like BSNL is made to loss because of delay in decision, wrong policies and unprecedented favoritism to private companies. Delay in decision making has put BSNL in today awkward position. Key posts like CMD, Director Fin, and Director HR were kept vacant for more than a year. However it was the pressure of Forum of all Unions/Associations in BSNL that post of CMD and Director HR are now filled. BSNL has lost good no of customers while implementing CDR/ERP. Deloitte recommendations are made without any consultation with unions/associations of BSNL and without ascertaining need of customers and employees working in BSNL. He highlighted the efforts of SNEA (I) CHQ for conducting DPCs for JTO-SDE, SDE-DE and DE-DGM promotions. He told how SNEA (I) CHQ is making continuous efforts in removing the discrimination between diploma and degree holder of civil wing which is mainly occurring at the time of their promotions. He appealed all to join Save BSNL –Save nation campaign. He narrated that most of the executives in MH are now joining SNEA (I). Not only JTO/SDE/DE/DGM level officers are member of SNEA (I) but GM level officers are also joining SNEA (I) MH Circle. He shared his experience with practical examples about the difference of attitude of leaders of different.

The meeting was concluded with vote of thanks and thereafter National Anthem.


2 sept 15: Today’s Strike by Central Trade Unions & especially by different unions in BSNL: Central Trade unions are going for one day strike on 02.09.2015. The strike is against the anti employee policies of the Govt, against disinvestment of CPSUs, minimum wages hike for the labourers etc. SNEA (I) has decided to provide solidarity support to the strike by joining the demonstrations with the striking employees.




5 AUG 15: Joint Committee meeting on CPSU cadre hierarch: 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:

1.     The 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.

2.     However 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.   

a)    Time 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.

b)    Reporting and hierarchy to be followed in the new set up and duties and responsibilities.

c)     Bench mark for each promotion to be reviewed and decided as per the present practice.

d)   Qualifying service and quantum of relaxation in service.

e)     New Designations to be introduced in BSNL.

f)      Financial implications.

a)    No of promotions: The minimum number of promotions should be maintained as 5 itself in the new scheme also.

b)    No of Executives working in each grade. Majority of the Executives are working in Telecom Engg wing. The total number is about 34,500.

c)     JTO 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.

d)   Accounts – 6500, Civil – 1747, Elect: 1134,  Arch --- 147, TF --- 122, Misc – 425.

e)     Reporting, 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 -àGM -à PGM. Duties and responsibilities can be modified accordingly.

f)      Bench 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 promotions.

g)    Qualifying 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.  

h)    Note: 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 not required.

i)      New Designation to be followed as done in BSNLCO:

j)      After 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 DE Mobile.The 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.

DS appealed all the members

1.To bring atleast five MNP per month to bring back glory of BSNL

2.To clear all pending dues till Sept 2015.

3.To make Special GB which was held on 10/08/2015 a grand success.

In the meeting members raised some quires and problems like,

1. Scraity of jointing material like,U.Y.Connecters,Modular Connecters etc.

2.Shortage of Staff especially TTA in Vadagaon Sheri area.

3.Delay in OFC Cable fault restoration etc.

The meeting concluded with vote of thanks by Com.P.S.Kinikar.


3 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 scale.

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 <<<>>>


31 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.

1.      Finalization of HR plan and approval of major HR issues in the Board.

2.      Promotions 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.

4.      Issues 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 section.


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 BSNL.

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.

 In 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 problems like,

1.Provision of at least two PCs  PCs and Printers in each Sub-Division.

2.ERP passwords to JTO(Civil)

3.PS,PM ERP training and external project training to Executives.

4.Non settlements of TA Claims and various recoveries like deduction of home loan. 

Also some 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.