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3 May 2020 :  SNEA Pune congratulates Com. G. K. Gawali, DGM Pune, on his peaceful Superannuation Retirement after completion of long & highly successful service in DoT/BSNL. At the same time SNEA Pune conveys best wishes on Voluntary retirement to Com. Mrs. J. M. Mahajan, AGM Pune, Com. Mrs. Kshama Prashant Kulkarni, SDE RTTC and Com. Mrs. Janavhi Surwase, JTO Pune for highly successful service in BSNL.

Com G. K. Gawali, DGM Admin Pune {Mob 9422968111} started his carrier in the Year 1984 as JE in P&T Goa SSA. He was promoted as a JTO and worked in different fields such as wireless, C-DOT, Cables, Group in Jalna SSA and Nilanga in Latur SSA. As SDE, he worked in Osmanabad & Latur SSA for several years. He was promoted as DE and was posted in Pune SSA. During his tenure as DE, he worked as DE Daund and thereafter he was posted as DE Satara Road. On his DGM promotion, he was posted in as DGM Admin Pune he has handled difficult task including VRS -2019 for Pune SSA. He had played a major contribution with great efforts in completing all the activities and process for BSNL VRS 2019. As DGM Admin Pune, he was very cooperative with all Association and Unions and played significant role in maintaining employee’s welfare. He is very sincere, dedicated, hardworking, kind and respectful to all. He is very active member of SNEA since long and always supported SNEA activities to best possible extent. On completion of 36 years of highly successful services in DoT and BSNL, he is retiring from BSNL on superannuation of services and he was devotedly working till last day of service as DGM Admin Pune.

Com. Mrs. J. M. Mahajan, AGM Pune {Mob 9422321199} has started her carrier as JTO in Pune SSA and she had worked as JTO and SDE in Pune SSA in various technologies such as OCB and EWSD in Warje, Kothrud and MKR. On SDE promotions, she had efficiently maintained MKR EWSD/OCB main exchange and connected RSUs. She had taken special efforts for rehabilitation works of Kothrud exchange. On her request, she was posted in Ahmednagar SSA and worked in planning section. She was promoted as AGM Regular and later on posted back to Pune SSA on completion of her tenure. She was very sincere, hardworking and dedicated to her work. She is die-hard member of SNEA and took part in overall activities of SNEA. On completion of total 27 years of highly successful services in DoT as well as BSNL, she has happily opted for VRS in this month. 

Com Mrs. Kshama Prashant Kulkarni, SDE RTTC Pune {Mob 9422005779} joined the MTNL on 17/02/1997. After completing the Induction training (JTO Phase I and Phase Il) in RTTC Mumbai, she worked in MTNL RTTC Mumbai upto April 2000.

 After talking Rule 38 transfer she joined Pune Telecom (MH Circle) and posted as JTO(Intl) in Bhosari  Telephone exchange.  From April 2000 to October 2001 worked in EWSD switch in Bhosari  telephone Exchange. From October 2001 to October 2003 worked as JTO Chikhali Telephone exchange in 5 ESS switch. After DPC for RTTC Pune, she got posted in RTTC Pune on 14/10/2003. In RTTC she worked as JTO instructor. After getting promotion as SDE RTTC in June 2009, she worked in RTTC Pune as SDE Training Management upto 14/02/2020.  She managed various telecom trainings at RTTC for the BSNL employees like induction trainings and in-service trainings and also the commercial trainings like VT and Corporate trainings. She opted for Voluntary Retirement on 14/02/2020.

Com. Mrs. Janavhi Surwase, JTO Transmission Pune {Mob 9403100162} joined BSNL as TTA in the year 2008. She worked in NIB and Anandnagar Exchange and on JTO promotion; she was posted in Transmission MKR Exchange and continued in same section till today. She was sincere and dedicated to her work. She has been very active member of SNEA and supported SNEA Pune in every association activity. Due to her personal reason, she has opted for Voluntary Retirement from this month.

On this important day of the life of these stalwart Comrades of SNEA retiring in this month, SNEA Pune salutes sincerity, dedication and affection by Com G. K. Gawali, Com. Mrs. J. M. Mahajan, Com. Mrs. Kshama Prashant Kulkarni and Com. Mrs. Janavhi Surwase towards BSNL & SNEA.

On behalf of All comrades of SNEA we wish them “Very Happy, Healthy, Wealthy & Highly Successful Long Retired life”.



31 Mar 2020 :  Extension of empanelment of private hospitals in Pune

Extension of empanelment of private hospitals in Pune SSA is now upto date 30.06.2020.



\19 Mar 2020 :  Meeting between the CMD and the leaders of Recognized Associations/Unions on 18.03.2020

The meeting was called by the CMD to discuss the implementation of BSNL Revival Plan and Restructuring of BSNL. Director (HR) and GM (Restructuring) also was present in the meeting. GS and President, SNEA attended the meeting along with the leaders of BSNLEU, NFTE and AIBSNLEA.

At the outset the CMD expressed his gratitude to the employees in the field units for maintaining the network without much disturbances, after the VRS. He recognised their contribution in the past few weeks under so much adverse conditions.

The CMD informed that Hon Union Minister today (18.03.2020) told in the Parliament that the employees and the Trade Unions/Associations of BSNL played a very constructive role in the Government efforts for the implementation of various Revival proposals. They are maintaining the network in the post VRS which is appreciable and on behalf of the Government, Hon Minister thanked all the employees and Trade unions/Associations of BSNL. 

CMD explained the developments on various fronts as given below:

a) Last three months, SIM sales improved, the mobile revenue increased by 5 to 6% and market share also increased marginally. 

b) On EB segment, there is an increase of about 8 to 10%.

c) On FTTH, 6,000 OLTs integrated in the network and very good response is receiving on revenue sharing model. 

d) Rural exchanges with less than 50 connections is not economically viable. As an alternative, Air Fibre is launched.

e) Broadband connections are closing in large numbers and revenue dip is CFA segment is a major concern.

f) On OFC laying, BSNL decided to go for armoured cable which was our demand for the last few years. All other operators are laying armoured OF cables. Initially BSNL will be going for 30% of armoured OF cable which will make localization of fault very easy. 

g) On VRS optees, for 76,921 cases, provisional pension sanctioned and for 26,370 employees formal PPO issued. Only 1767 pension related cases are pending with BSNL. This was possible only with the support of all the employees and DoT, especially CCAs. Leave encashment will be paid along with the 1st instalment of Ex-gratia by March end. Rs.4850 Cr for leave encashment after deduction of TDS is demanded from the fund maintained by LIC.

h) On 4G launching, the uncertainty is continuing as the vendors M/s Nokia and M/s ZTE are putting lot of conditions in addition to the dispute over pricing for up-gradation of 3G BTSs to 4G. The outstanding payment for these 2 vendors is about Rs.2000 Cr. It is a big challenge for BSNL. CMD cleared various queries on the issues related with up-gradation of the 3G BTSs. Meanwhile, the new tender for about 50,000 numbers of 4G BTSs is approved by the BSNL Board and it will be floated soon. However it will take minimum 8 to 10 months for processing and another 6 months for roll out. We expressed our serious concern over the abnormal delay in launching the 4G services due to one reason or other. 4G services launching is very much important for the revival of BSNL. The CMD assured that management is taking all efforts for the up-gradation of 3G BTSs. 

i) Monetization of assets is very important for BSNL survival, CMD told. Otherwise BSNL will land in debt trap as the present loan is about Rs.23,500 Cr and liability is around Rs.17,000 Cr. This means annual interest liability alone will be over Rs.4,500 Cr and the entire savings on VRS will be spent on Loan repayment, leaving nothing for future expansion and maintenance. On monetization, 13 land parcels worth Rs.18,200 Cr (as per commercial value) out of 16 parcels offered is agreed by DIPAM for auction. So far things are moving very positively and the transactional advise is expected very shortly. However, the final outcome will depends on the auctioned price and the Corona Virus effect and the economic slowdown may have an impact in the auction. Meanwhile, second list of land parcels also under process as a standby arrangement.

j) Merger of BSNL and MTNL: It is part of the Revival plan and Government is working on it and want to complete it by 2021. We demanded full-fledged discussion on the matter as it is having various implications on BSNL and the service conditions of the employees.

k) Outsourcing tenders: CMD was very much happy on the maintenance of the network after the VRS. The employees in the field units deserves all applause, CMD told. On CFA tender, EOIs opened in 1100 clusters out of 1600. Some are awarded.  We explained the practical difficulty experienced by the field units. Actual faults are not reporting in the system. Complaints are getting closed without attending it, to show good figure. We shared our apprehension that Circles are not reporting the real facts to BSNLCO. CMD and Directors are to take our inputs very seriously. We demanded for allotment of more funds for labour payments and temporary advance to the field units to maintain the network during this testing time. More employees are to be posted in the External plant and OFC maintenance, we demanded. Otherwise the existing employees also will get demoralised and it will have serious implications on services.  Due to non-payment of labour payments, participation in tender is not good. Tender conditions are framed to favour the Franchisees who had no experience in line/cable maintenance. The actual workers, earlier maintained the line/cable are ignored and ruled out from participation. The rates are very good. The primary cable also could have maintained with the same rate if it was allowed as suggested by us and many CGMs. Even if tender is successful, we cannot ensure quality service without primary cable repair and the participation of the experienced persons, we shared our apprehension. We suggested to relax the eligibility conditions to make the existing contractors/ workers to participate in the future tenders wherever it is failed. Also to include the primary cable. CGMs are to be given more power to take decisions according to the local conditions, we suggested. The CMD agreed to review the situation on our inputs. More funds are allotted for maintenance as tendering is taking more time.

Further we shared the poor response in many places with regard to tendering of CSC maintenance. We demanded some alternative mechanism till that time as CSCs are main collection centres and customer interface for BSNL. 

On regular salary payment, CMD informed that management will try to disburse the February salary in this month itself. 

Much discussion could not take place on restructuring plan where important issues are to be discussed.

We demanded for discussion at the earliest and CMD agreed for further discussion on 19.03.2020 or 20.03.2020.


\08 Mar 2020 :  Welcome meeting of the PGMT Pune

     A welcome meeting of  PGMT Pune, Shri Sandeep Savarkar Sir with SNEA Pune Executives was held in Conference Hall, Sanchar Bhavan, and PGMT Office on 02/03/2020. PGM (Admin/EB) Shri A. N. Dhanorkar and DGM(Admin/EB) Shri. G. K. Gawali also attended this meeting.

Following Executives of SNEA were present:

Com. Bharat Sonawane        : Circle President, SNEA  MH

Com. R. A. Londhe                : District President

Com. S. P. Sonawane    : CWC Member, SNEA MH

Com. Shailesh Solanke : CWC Member, SNEA MH

Com. S. G. Kadam        : Vice President - I

Com. Smt. Jyoti Kumari Jha : Vice President - II

Com. V. R. Chaudhari   : District Secretary

Com. A. H. Kadam        : Assistant District Secretary-I

Com. P.S. Kinikar         : Assistant District Secretary-II

Com. S. P. Phirke         : Assistant District Secretary-III

Com. A.N. Raut            : Assistant District Secretary-IV

Com. Satish Alandkar   : District Treasurer

Com. Girish Sonar        : Organizational Secretary - I

Com. M. W. Kulkarni    : CEC Member - I

Com. D.V.Joshi            : CEC Member - III

Com. Kiran Jawale       : Auditor

DS, Com. Virendra Chaudhari welcomed newly joined PGMT Shri. Savarkar Sir, Shri. Dhanorkar sir and all executives present in the hall. CP Shri. Bharat Sonawane and DP Shri Rajesh Londhe welcomed PGMT with a beautiful bouquet.

The meeting started with introduction of all Executives with PGMT Sir.

DS in his introductory address informed that in Extra Ordinary General Body meeting held on 17/01/2020 new SNEA Pune District body was unanimously elected by the house.

DS informed that in post VRS scenario, Executives are overburdened with multiple charges and due to acute shortage of staff and non-availability of CFR/EOI tenders the situation is critical and services are badly affected.

We informed PGMT that there is no uniform policy regarding transfers and Executives are taking undue advantage of getting their transfer to ITPC, BBNW, RCNGN to escape from Pune Rural transfer and out of SSA transfer. Due to unequal justification of staff compared to other units (ITPC, Pune mobile, Mobile Nodal, EB) there is acute shortage of executives in the fields.

PGMT agreed with our views and informed that he will take this matter with Circle and Corporate office so that their will not be any unrest amongst the Executives.

Com. Bharat Sonawane elaborated the current situation of staff shortage and hurdles that may arise in future. He assured that all his members will battle the situation with full enthusiasm and courage with the support of the management. He also informed that SNEA is the largest membership association consisting of all young BSNL recruited as well as DOT recruited executives and our association works for development and welfare of BSNL.

Com. S. P. Sonawane, Com. Dr. Satish Alandkar, Com.  D. V. Joshi, Com. A. N. Raut, Com. Subhash Kadam from Marketing section informed about various issues regarding working of Customer Service Centers. Issues such as non-availability of print receipts, Cheque payment for franchisee in CSC is not resolved. It was brought to the notice that some of the newly assigned Commercial Officers were clueless about various aspects of the work. This has increased calls and queries to the CDR section. We informed that a workshop to all New Commercial Officers/Franchisee assigned to be given for smooth working of commercial activities.

Com. R. A. Londhe informed that there is urgent need of JEs in the field units so that Executives with multiple charges may get relief. PGMT has assured to take information of all the JEs posted in Pune SSA as well as other units in Pune and post them as per proper justification.

Com. P. S. Kinikar, Com. S.P. Phirke informed about issues pertaining to C-Topup and mobile recharge faced by DSA and Franchisee. PGMT informed that new OCOC App to be released shortly. We appreciated the initiative taken by PGMT to resolve and accelerate the process of bookings through OCOC App. This will resolve the issues of LL, bill payments  receipts, SIM replacement, post-paid NTCs

We discussed the issue of frequent failure of backbone links towards the IGW, Mumbai leading to speed issues to all internet customers. PGMT informed that load balancing has already been implemented and the matter of additional route towards IGW, Bangalore has been discussed with CGM (BBNW), PGM(CNO), Corporate Office. This will resolve the speed issues.

It was also discussed to post additional staff in OFC, Transmission and FTTH units as there is a huge demand. Other issues such as temporary advances and other funds required for operational expenses were discussed and PGMT assured to resolve the same at the earliest. He also informed that EOI and CFR personnel would join field units shortly as it has been finalized.

The meeting was very fruitful and the PGMT Pune assured us to resolve development and HR issues of Pune SSA positively. The meeting concluded with the vote of thanks by Com. V. R. Chaudhari.


DS SNEA Pune writes to the PGMT Pune on the issues in the Pune SSA.




\01 Mar 2020 :  Editorial

BSNL started its new journey on 01.02.2020.

We should join hands at these crucial hours.

On 01st February, 2020, BSNL started its new journey, the new innings with less than 50% employees. 78,569 employees took VRS on 31.01.2020 in addition to the superannuation retirees and the remaining BSNL employees are only 70,671. It was the biggest challenge for BSNL, after its formation in 2000 to maintain the services without interruption. Many locations become vacuum on 01.02.2020, finding no one to take care of the telephone exchanges, transmission systems, CSCs etc. The outsourcing tender for landline maintenance, Optical Fibre maintenance and Mobile infra was yet to take shape. Labours are unwilling to work due to no-payment of wages. Even the management was clueless how to manage the situation. 

Showing its inherent strength of performing at adverse situations, our comrades at various places taken the challenges and started managing the affairs. Within three weeks time, things come under control in majority of the Circles. This could happen only when one owns the system, taking the ownership of the company and exactly that had by the employees. There are no words to congratulate our comrades who had taken extraordinary pain and shown the courage to take decisions at their level, during these hours of crisis.

Success of BSNL in the post VRS scenario mainly depends up on the success of the outsourcing tenders for Landline, OFC and Mobile Infra maintenance and the deployment of manpower. Our involvement in the tendering process will have a telling effect on its success also. The rate for Landline maintenance tender is very good and the rates for Mobile Infra and OFC maintenance are reasonably good. Success of the outsourcing model depends up on the performance of the contractor or the successful bidder. We have to take initiative to ensure that good contractors are participating in the tender. They have to be encouraged, explaining the attractive rates offered to them. At the same time, we should ensure that the saving through man power reduction is not drained out in the name of outsourcing. The tendency of corruption at any level should not be tolerated and it has to be plugged at the beginning itself.

BSNL revival cannot be possible without increasing the revenue and finding new sources for revenue generation. In that respect, launching of 4G services will have huge impact. This will strengthen the hands of the remaining employees and inject confidence among them for better performance. More focus is to be given on FTTH which is growing exponentially. The revenue sharing model with is becoming a success story for BSNL. The open policy for IPTV services will open more competition among the MSO/LCOs and competition is to be encouraged at each location.   

Finally, motivation of the workforce in the changed scenario is more important for taking up further challenges and for better performance. In this aspect lot of initiative is required from management side. Now the role of Executives changed drastically after the mass Voluntary Retirement of non-Executives. The higher management and Personal section in particular has to find ways to motivate the Executives by issuing timely promotions. Sitting on promotions after approval of the promotion policy in the Board is not at all a good sign for any management. Foreseeing the negative impact due to litigations on reservation and seniority, we evolved the non-post based promotion policy free from vacancy, seniority and reservation related issues. Further this promotion is not having any financial implications on impact on the company but still management is lagging behind.

BSNL cannot ignore the significance of Landline sector which provides the landline, Broadband, Leased circuits, MPLS circuits, ILL etc. In the telecom melt down going on, when BSNL mobile revenue has slumped from Rs 11,000 Crores to just Rs 5,000 Crores, it is the landline sector with its steady revenue only cushioned the impact and saved BSNL to a great extent. Other operators suffered more because they are depending only on mobile services. Comparing to mobile sector, the investment in landline sector is meagre. The best performing Circle, Kerala, could generate huge revenue and hundreds of Crores of profit only because they could preserve the landline sector with more than 14 lakhs landline connections and 5 lakhs Broadband connections as on today also. 



\28 Feb 2020 :  Welcome of Shri Arvind Vadnerkar, Director HR BSNL Board by SNEA  Pune

Report by Com. V.R. Chaudhari, DS SNEA Pune 

SNEA delegation led by Com. Bharat Sonawane, CP SNEA MH and consisting Com. S.P.Sonawane CWC Member, SNEA MH , Com. Prayag Pisal, Joint Secretary South SNEA MH, Com. V.R. Chaudhari, DS SNEA Pune, Com. R. A. Londhe, DP SNEA Pune and Com.Atual Kadam, ADS SNEA Pune gave warm welcome to Shri Arvind Vadnerkar, Director HR BSNL Board  on his official visit to Pune  17/02/2020.

- After meeting of senior officers and Press Conference, special meeting was granted to leaders of all associations and SNEA leaders took very active part in it. The meeting was held in presence of Shri. Sandip Savarkar, PGMT Pune and Shri A. N. Dhanorkar, PGM Admn Pune.

- A warm welcome by all the Officers, Staff, Association and union leaders from Pune SSA was given to Shri Arvind Vadnerkar Director HR BSNL.

- The details of discussions and response from Director HR is as follows.  

1.     Action plan for Restructuring and Outsourcing: We informed that there is an acute shortage of manpower in the field at all levels and immediate restructuring of staff is required. Also, many of the tenders are not yet finalized for carrying out various important activities in the field. Director HR informed that he will immediately do the needful so that bare minimum staff will be justified in all units.

2.     Promotion to Executives: Delegation demanded that considering the vacancy at all levels in post VRS scenario, promotions at all levels to be carried out. Director HR informed that the DE to DGM Promotion process is already completed and the orders will be issued shortly.

3.     Retention of Quarters for VRS opted employees beyond eight months: He informed the decision regarding the same will be taken in the corporate office in the meeting, as employees will have to pay full HRA for the same along with other terms and conditions. 

4.     Notices issued to ST candidates who have opted for VRS: AUAB delegation requested Director HR to take lenient view on this issue and resolve it as a one-time measure. Director HR informed that the Corporate Office has already taken a lenient view on this and all dues will be paid to those candidates who had applied for validity. He said that the Corporate office has taken decisions within the framework of law. 

5.     CGHS option for VRS optees: Its issue and benefits were also discussed. Director HR suggested to opt for CGHS facilities as BSNL is reimbursing the amount fully paid by the officials.

6.     Merger of Civil, Electrical and Architecture wing with Telecom wing: We discussed the issue of Merger of Civil, Electrical and Architecture wing with Telecom wing .Director HR informed that after discussion with concerned unit’s decision will be taken.

7.     Payment of dues to VRS optees in time bound manner: Director HR gave the time schedule of payment of all the dues such as pension, Ex-Gratia, Leave encashment with details.

a.       Implementation of VRS opted by 78569 staff.

b.       Payment of Ex Gratia timely, first installment by 31st March 2020 and the second by 30th June 2020.

c.        Gratuity payment at completion of 60 Years or on 1st February 2025 whichever is earlier. Interest will be paid @GPF rate. 

d.      Start of Provisional pension with effect from February end.

e.        Leave encashment to be paid by BSNL in the first week of March 2020.

f.         GPF payment to be paid immediately.

g.       Allotment of 4G Spectrum for which work to be started for 50, 000 nodes by May 2020 and actual services by October 2020.

h.       BA mergers to minimize the expenditures.

i.         Monetization of Land assets to generate revenue of 1000 Cr per month and a target of 20,000 Cr from 11 land parcels. The current liability of BSNL is 24,000 Cr. 

j.          Issue of sovereign Guarantee Bonds with effect from April 2020.

k.       Merger of BSNL and MTNL in future.        

8.     Issues in Pune SSA:

a.     The issue of Internet speed due to frequent Failure of WTR backbone links between Mumbai and Pune: Customers of ILL, FTTH, Broadband, and mobile data are facing speed issues constantly over a period of time. It was suggested that an additional route to IGW Bangalore, to be made available. This would give an alternate route in case of failure of IGW links between Pune to Mumbai. Director HR informed that he has spoken to the CGM, BBNW and discussed the same to resolve this issue on priority. 

b.    Issues of CSC in Pune: Issues of CSC and authorization for outsourced franchisee were discussed.

c.      Difficulty in payments towards Momento & Shawl for the felicitation of VRS optees: Director HR called GM (F) in corporate office and clarified the same with PGMT Pune and the difficulty in procurement due to financial constraint was resolved. It was informed that procurement of material through e-gov is not a problem as funds are available now. The SSA and Circle can procure it and the official retirement can be conducted shortly.

Meeting was very fruitful and DIR HR was very positive as he analyzed each problem in depth and assured us to resolve the same. He also appealed to AUAB leaders to talk to willing VRS optees to come forward for completion of pension work, as it is time bound work. 

In the morning meeting of senior officers was addressed by Director HR and in afternoon, he addressed Press Conference to make the public and customers aware of BSNL revival and maintain BSNL brand-image, Director HR addressed a press conference. It had a positive response from media persons in which Director HR replied very positively regarding Revival and turnaround of BSNL.A wide coverage in all popular daily news was also given regarding revival of BSNL.

·        Media Coverage of Press Conference by Director HR  <<<>>>    <<<>>>    <<<>>>    <<<>>>



\24 Feb 2020 : 

Hunger Strike by AUAB at all levels on 24-02-2020


1. Immediate payment of salary for the month  January 2020 as well as timely payment of salary every month.

2. Immediate clearance of the dues already deducted from the salaries of employees.

3. Immediate launching of 4G services by BSNL.

4. Immediately issue sovereign bonds for Rs 15000 Cr, the financial support approved by the Union cabinet.

5. Immediate withdrawal of notices issued under FR 17 (A).

6. No whimsical transfer of employees on the pretext of restructuring.

All are requested to make it a grand success in co-ordination with AUAB.

Venue –

O/o The PGMT,

Shahu College Road, Pune

Timing – 11.00 am to 4 pm


Republic Day 2020


\22 Jan 2020 : 

Felicitation Function of SNEA Members 19 January 2020.







\20 Jan 2020 :  Extra ordinary General body meeting of SNEA Pune.

Extra ordinary General body meeting of SNEA Pune was held on 19th January 2020 at Pune under the leadership from SNEA Maharashtra Circle Com Bharat Sonawane (CP), Com M S Adasul (CS), Com M N Kotambe (ACS1) and Com Prayag Pisal (JS South).

After the felicitation of VRS opted comrades, new body of SNEA Pune unanimously elected as below

President Com Rajesh Londhe

VP1 Com Jyoti Jha

VP2 Com Subhash Kadam

DS Com Virendra Chaudhari

ADS1 Com Atul Kadam

ADS2 Com P S Kinikar

ADS3 Com S P Phirke

ADS4 Com A N Raut

DT Com Satish Alandkar

OS1 Com Girish Sonar

OS2 Com Prashant Bangar

Auditor Com K H Jawale

CEC1 Com Datta Chavan

CEC2 Com S R Bhalerao

CEC3 Com M W Kulkarni

CEC4 Com D V Joshi

CEC5 Com Deepak Thakur.

Congratulations to newly elected body of Pune and best wishes for future assignments




\18 Jan 2020 :  Notice for Extra Ordinary General Body Meeting of SNEA Pune

In pursuance to the relevant provisions of the constitution of SANCHAR NIGAM EXECUTIVE’S ASSOCIATION, the Extra Ordinary General Body meeting of SNEA Pune will be held on 19th  January 2020 at 10.00 am onwards.

The tentative agenda of the meeting will be -

1. Felicitation of newly elected Circle Office Bearers.

2. Felicitation of VRS 2019 SNEA Executives.

3. Organizational Matter

4. Co-option of vacant post as per SNEA Constitution.

5. Any other item with the permission of the chair


The venue of Meeting is as follows.

TRC Hall,

Carrier Building, MHS Compound



All members are requested to attend this meeting.

V R Chaudhari





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\15 Jan 2020 :  Organizational Restructuring: Merger of Non-Territorial Circles.

Maintenance and Project Circles merged and renamed as Core Network-Transmission (East/West/North/South). Separate Circle for North East namely Core Network-Transmission NE Region covering AS, NE I and NE II Circles. Effective from 01.04.2020.

Telecom Factories merged with respective Territorial Circles as BA head w.e.f 01.02.2020.

NCNGN Circle merged with BBNW Circle.

Nodal Centre Chandigarh merged with Punjab Circle.

Only one Training Circle with HQ at ALTTC, Gaziabad. ALTTC, NATFM and BRBRAITT will function as BA Heads. Only zonal RTTCs in future.

Covering Letter   Annexure




\01 Jan 2020 :      Grand, Most Fruitful and Highly Successful 8th Circle Conference of SNEA Maharashtra Circle at Mumbai

8th Circle Conference of SNEA Maharashtra was held at the Jam Packed, Conference Hall of office of CGMT MH Circle, Santacruz West Mumbai 400054 for two Days i.e. on 22nd and 23rd December, 2019.

In the election process which continued throughout the night, the panel led by Com. Bharat Sonawane, CP SNEA MH, won the election with thumping majority.

The following officers from the Pune are elected as office Bearers for the period of next Three years 2020-2023. 

Sr.         Post Elected                   Name                               Desgn & Office

1   Circle President               Com. B. S. Sonawane      SDE Akurdi % PGMT Pune

2   Joint Secretary South      Com. Prayag Pisal            JTO OFC % PGMT Pune


Apart from this, the following officers from Pune are elected as CWC Members, who will represent SNEA MH in CWC meetings by SNEA CHQ.

Sr.         Post Elected                   Name                                    Desgn & Office

1   CWC Member –VI             Com. S. P. Sonawane               AGM S&M CM % PGMT Pune

2   CWC Member –VII            Com. Shailendra Solanki         JTO RCNGN Pune


SNEA Pune Congratulates the above mentioned elected office bearers from Pune !





\18 Dec 19 : SNEA Pune General Body Meeting

The General body meeting of SNEA Pune will be held on 18/12/2019

Venue - TRC Club Hall, TDS Compound, MHS Bhavan, Pune-1. 

Time: 17:30 Sharp

Agenda :

1) Organizational Matters

2) Selection of Delegates for attending Circle Conference at Mumbai on 22nd and 23rd  December 2019.

3)Any other item with the permission of the chair.

Note : For selection of Delegates if quorum is not available then the meeting will be adjourned for 30 minutes and again the meeting will start and the delegates will be selected among the available members. 

All members are requested to attend this meeting.

D. R. Bhogade, District Secretary, SNEA Pune.





\04 Dec 19 : SNEA Pune congratulates, Com Pralhad Dudhal SDE (Staff), Pune on his peaceful Voluntary retirement after long & highly successful service in DoT/BSNL on 05.10.2019.

Com Pralhad Dudhal SDE(staff), Pune {9423012020} Joined as Telephone operator at Cantonment Testing section on 28.03.1982 after the training. He passed  Phone Inspector Competitive Exam in 1985 and promoted as Phone Inspector in 1989,  Worked in CME,  Cable Construction and Cantonment External.

He was Honored by the "Sanchar Sarathi Award 1993" for best performance in Cantonment Area.

He was promoted as JTO in 1996,  Worked as JTO in various units RTTC,  Wakad External,  Sangavi External and  Salunke Vihar internal/external. Later he was promoted and posted to Bhor Group as SDE(o) in 2004 to 2005. He worked as SDE CSC Bajirao Road 2005-2007 and as SDE Sales Marketing 2007-2009. 

He then was transferred to Satara SSA and worked as SDE USO 2009-2011. After that he was posted to ITPC 2012-2018 and worked as SDE Admin/Welfare. Then he was transferred to Pune SSA July 2018 to Oct 2019 Worked as SDE staff. 

Com Pralhad Dudhal worked as trade union activist at branch level in NFTE  when he was in group C Cadre. He was area secretary SNEA Chinchwad area 1998-2001 and also worked as Treasurer in three tenures up to 2009. He has taken efforts for SNEA Satara branch when attempt was made to merge said branch in other association.

Other activities... He has Published three books in Marathi literature and also is writing blogs in Marathi.

On behalf of comrades of SNEA Pune we wish him “Very Happy, Healthy, Wealthy & Long Retired life”.




\04 Nov 19 : SNEA Pune congratulates, Com Jai Prakash Singh Sr. SDE Bhosari, Pune on his peaceful superannuation retirement after long & highly successful service in DoT/BSNL on 31.10.2019.

He joined DOT in May 1982 as Office Asstt. at Kalyan. After becoming JTO he joined Pune SSA at Bhor and was maintaining 12 rural Exchanges in Bhor SDCA. During his period in Bhor, Exchange was converted to MBM Exchange in Departmental Building with 2 new C-DOT exchanges. In 2002 he joined Urban at Bhosari, Pune. Opened 4 DLC exchanges in Bhosari and CME Dapodi. He was Appreciated by PGM for various achievements.

On behalf of comrades of SNEA Pune we wish him “Very Happy, Healthy, Wealthy & Long Retired life”.






CMD and all BSNL Board of Directors met All the Unions and Associations in BSNL to explain the BSNL Revival package approved by the Union Cabinet on 23.10.2019. A presentation was given.

Hon Minister stated that this is the last opportunity given to BSNL for Revival as Finance Ministry, NiTi Ayog etc want to close down BSNL. For Revival, BSNL has to improve the work culture and bring professionalism in the organization.

Highlights of BSNL Revival Package:

1. 4G spectrum will be allocated administratively through equity infusion on 2016 price (Rs 14,155 Cr).

1.i) 4G allotment by this calendar year as and when our network is ready.

1.ii) 80,000 to 1 lakh sites to be made ready in 12 to 15 months for an expenditure of Rs 15,000 Cr.

2. 18% GST of Rs 2540 Cr will be borne by the Govt.

3. Sovereign guarantee bond for Rs 7,500 Cr (Rs 15,000 Cr for BSNL & MTNL). Existing liability is 15,000 to 16,000 Cr.

4. Ex-Gratia payment of approx. Rs 14,800 Cr for about 80,000 employees will be borne by the Govt.

5. Monetization of selected land/building for Rs 20,000 Cr (Rs 38,000 Cr for BSNL & MTNL) in 4 years for i) debt and associated interest payment and ii) funding for CAPEX/OPEX. Existing loan is Rs 20,722 Cr.

6. Details of VRS package which is very attractive comparing to the VRS packages implemented in other sectors so far:

6.i) Employee cost for 2018-19 is Rs 14,492 Cr.

6.ii) Likely savings through VRS for about 80,000 employees is Rs 7500 Cr.

6.iii) VRS formula: (Salary means Basic + IDA of the last month in service)

6.iii).a) 35 days salary for each completed year of service.

6.iii).b) 25 days salary for each remaining year of service.

6.iii).c) Salary for the remaining service.

6.iii).d) Ex-Gratia due = [a) +b)] OR c) whichever is less.

6.iii).e) Pension for the remaining period upto 60 years of age based on the full pension (w/o commutation) of the retiring month.

6.iii).f) Ex-Gratia due+ Pension OR Ex-Gratia alone for BSNL DRs.

6.iii).g) 125% of the salary for the remaining service calculated based on the salary of the retiring month.

6.iii).h) VRS package = f) OR g) whichever is less.

6.iii).i) Ex-Gratia amount to be paid = h) minus e).

6.iii).j) Ex-Gratia will be paid in 2 instalments, 1st instalment in 2019-20 and 2nd instalment in the 1st quarter of 2020-21.

6.iv. Gratuity will be paid on attaining 60 years of age OR after 5 years of retirement (for those below 55 years of age) whichever is earlier with GPF interest rate. In case of death, gratuity will be paid immediately.

6.v.  Commutation of Pension will be allowed on attaining 60 years of age OR after 5 years of retirement whichever is earlier. Till that time full pension will be paid. For the deferred payment of Gratuity and Commutation of Pension, relaxation in the CCS Pension Rules, 1972 is approved by the Cabinet which will be separately notified.

6.vii. VRS option will be opened for a period of 30 days through ERP.

6.viii. E/L and HPL settlement as per Rule.

7. BSNL and MTNL merger in 18 to 24 months after addressing all the contentious issues like debt, delisting of MTNL, pay & pay scales, promotion etc. Initially MTNL will become a subsidiary of BSNL.

8. Reduction of retirement age from 60 to 58: It was part of the proposal but final decision is not known. CMD hinted that if VRS is successful then there is no need for reduction of retirement age, otherwise Govt will implement 58.

9. BSNL will go for massive restructuring and a performance oriented mechanism will be evolved. Those having personal/ family problems has to avail this opportunity of VRS. Transfer will become inevitable and compulsory. The additional 25% payment, advance payment of Ex-Gratia and interest on Gratuity may take care of the future increments.

Finally CMD and Directors requested all the Unions and Associations their full cooperation and support in the implementation of the Revival package.



\24 Oct 19:   Congratulations to one and all -----

BSNL & MTNL Revival Plan approved by the Union Cabinet on 23.10.2019 as a Diwali Gift:

Finance Ministry objections over ruled.

Continuous struggle and persuasions by AUAB finally yielded results. The assurances given to AUAB two years back materialised now.

The Revival Plan approved is much better than the earlier proposal:

1. The ex-gratia amount is paid by the Govt, not by BSNL, saving of Rs 14,800 Cr + interest. Earlier BSNL proposed to make the payment through bonds with sovereign guarantee.

2. 18% GST (Rs 2,806 Cr) for 4G spectrum will be paid by Govt instead of BSNL.

3. Govt permission for sovereign bond for Rs 15,000 Cr meeting CAPEX and OPEX will be a big relief in the absence of SPV.

4. Permission for land monetization for Rs 38,000 Cr.

5. Proposed merger of BSNL and MTNL after addressing the contentious issues will make BSNL a Pan India operator. Delisting of MTNL will be a major policy shift.

We are extremely grateful to the Hon Prime Minister and Hon Home Minister who headed the crucial GoM for approving the Revival package.

Full credit goes to the Hon Communication Minister Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad. From day one, he was working for the revival of BSNL and formulating the Revival package. His strategy to get Hon Home Minister as the GoM head was the masterstroke which outplayed the conspiracy by the Finance Ministry. New MoC continued with the initiative taken by Shri Manoj Sinhaji.

Former Secretary(T) Smt Aruna Sundararajan was instrumental in convincing the PMO, the need for the revival of BSNL and preparing the Revival package and the Cabinet memo. It has been seriously followed up by the new Secretary(T) Shri Anshu Prakash.

Former CMD and Board of Directors played an important role in formulating the Revival package. After taking charge, new CMD Shri P K Purwar was fully devoted to the single agenda, approval of Revival package.

The role of AUAB is specially to be mentioned. It is AUAB which started the agitation more than 2 years back demanding 4G spectrum, land monetization, financial assistance from Govt along with other demands and pursued at all levels. Agitations, parliament march, strikes etc given a positive result today.

SNEA was in the forefront of all the agitations and countering the false/negative propaganda against BSNL by the vested interests. SNEA effectively countered the false propaganda with facts and figures by writing to the highest authorities, Hon PM and Hon HM & GoM head, seeking their intervention which got tremendous media attention and public support. On finding actual facts, media and pubic started supporting the struggle of BSNL employees, beyond our expectation. The campaign through social media, spearheaded by SNEA also got tremendous support from the public and mounted pressure on the Govt.

Finally the sincere efforts of Hon MOC, Secretary(T), CMD BSNL, AUAB and SNEA yielded results in getting the proposal approved. It is a great achievement for AUAB and SNEA in particular.

The role of present MoC, Secretary(T) and CMD BSNL was very crucial and they were working day and night during the last few months for getting the proposal approved. The senior officers in DoT and BSNL are very instrumental in the whole package. Our sincere gratitude to all of them.

Now our focus should be on the effective implementation of the Revival package.



\23 Oct 19: BSNL MTNL Revival Press Brief     

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Union Cabinet approves 

1)  Revival plan of BSNL and MTNL and in-principle merger of the two.
2)  Spectrum of 4G to be allocated to the Telecom PSEs.
3)  Funding through capital infusion of over Rs 20,000 Crore.
4)  Sovereign guarantee for long term bonds of Rs 15,000. Crore.
5)  Union Government to bear cost of attractive VRS.

The Union Cabinet today approved the proposal for revival of BSNL and MTNL by administrative allotment of spectrum for 4G services, debt restructuring by raising of bonds with sovereign guarantee, reducing employee costs, monetization of assets and in-principle approval of merger of BSNL & MTNL.

The following was approved by the cabinet:-

Administrative allotment of spectrum for 4G services to BSNL and MTNL so as to enable these PSUs to provide broadband and other data services. The said Spectrum will be funded by the Government of India by capital infusion in these PSUs at a value of Rs 20,140 Cr in addition; the GST amount of Rs 3,674 Cr to this spectrum value will also be borne by the Government of India through Budgetary resources. By using this spectrum allotment, BSNL and MTNL will be able to deliver 4G services, compete in the market and provide high speed data using their vast network including in rural areas.

BSNL and MTNL will also raise long-term bonds of Rs 15,000 Cr for which sovereign guarantee will be provided by the Government of India (GoI). With the said resources, BSNL and MTNL will restructure their existing debt and also partly meet CAPEX, OPEX and other requirements.

BSNL and MTNL will also offer Voluntary Retirement to their employees, aged 50 years and above through attractive Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS), the cost of which will be borne by the Government of India through budgetary support. The ex-gratia component of VRS will require Rs. 17,169 Cr in addition, GoI will be meeting the cost towards Pension, Gratuity and Commutation. Details of the scheme will be finalized by BSNL/MTNL.

BSNL and MTNL will monetize their assets so as to raise resources for retiring debt, servicing of bonds, network upgradation, expansion and meeting the operational fund requirements.

In-principle merger of BSNL and MTNL

It is expected that with the implementation of said revival plan, BSNL and MTNL will be able to provide reliable and quality services through its robust telecommunication network throughout the country including rural and remote areas.



\23 Oct 19:  

View Media Report:

Cabinet approves BSNL, MTNL revival: Sources.



\23 Oct 19:

After PMO's late evening intervention, yesterday night 9.30, DoT send the cabinet Memo to the cabinet without waiting for the response from Finance Ministry. It's understood that it's is approved by today's cabinet meeting. Details awaited...



\23 Oct 19:  

BSNL’s revival plan hangs in balance as FinMin bides its time.

 ....View Media Report.



\23 Oct 19:   Hunger Fast

Hunger Fast from 04.11.2019 onwards at BSNL Corporate Office by all CHQ Office Bearers and Circle Secretaries demanding implementation of New Promotion policy w.e.f. 01.07.2018, before restructuring of BSNL.

All CHQ OBs and CSs are reaching New Delhi by 03rd Nov 2019.



\17 Oct 19:   SNEA Pune congratulates, Com Mrs Aparna Atul Kulkarni, Chinchwad internal, Pune on her peaceful voluntary retirement after long & highly successful service in DoT/BSNL.

Com Mrs. Aparna Atul Kulkarni SDE Regular Joined as direct recruited JTO in Jan 1995. She has worked in Installations at Yerwada during period 1995 to 1997. She has handled E10B Chinchwad during 1998 to 2000. After that she has installed Sanghvi RSU during 2000 to 2001. From 2002 to 2012  she worked as SDE Akurdi as in-charge of  CSC, Building, Battery PP and Broadband. Then during 2012 to 2018 she was in-charge of  Yamuna nagar and Talawade with internal and external. Since 2018 upto July 2019 she was  working as  SDE Chinchwad internal with BroadBand maintenance and installation with quarters.

She has retired with VRS on 21st July 2019.

On behalf of comrades of SNEA Pune we wish her “Very Happy, Healthy, Wealthy & Long Retired life”.




After AUAB meeting with CMD, DIR(HR) and DIR(CM), AUAB decided to defer tomorrow’s Hunger Strike:

CMD and Directors invited AUAB for discussions. In the morning discussions held with Director (HR) and Director(CM) followed by meeting with the CMD at 3 PM.

In the meeting with CMD and AUAB, CMD assured to make the salary payment by 23.10.2019.

Further CMD informed that Govt is taking very positive steps for the Revival of BSNL irrespective of objections from various quarters and it is in the advanced stage. At this stage going for agitation may weaken the efforts of Secretary/DoT and CMD, CMD informed AUAB. In view of the developments, CMD and Directors appealed to withdraw tomorrow’s Hunger Strike. Considering the appeal from the new CMD, Director(HR) and the developments on Revival plan, AUAB decided to defer tomorrow’s Hunger Strike.

After observing the developments during next week, AUAB will decide the future course of action in the meeting scheduled on 30.10.2019. 



\17 Oct 19: HUNGER STRIKE on 18-10-2019 by AUAB : Make the programme a resounding success.

The main demand is speedy revival of BSNL and other demands are linked with that. The Hunger Strike tomorrow is a good beginning where the General Secretaries, Circle Secretaries and District Secretaries are leading the Hunger strike at Corporate Office, Circle and SSA levels respectively. Other activists also can join the Hunger Strike.

Lunch hour demonstrations are to be organised at all the places on same day, involving the entire Executives and Non-Executives of BSNL. Almost all the Unions and Associations joined together on this critical issue of Revival of BSNL forgetting all the differences.

The success of any agitation depends on the participation and this is the occasion to show our solidarity. It is for our survival, for our bread and butter, all the employees should understand that. If the Revival package is not decided by Diwali as promised, we have to gear up for the biggest struggle in November and this will be the run up to that agitation. We have to send the right message to the Govt.


1. Immediate payment of the September salary. Timely payment of salary every month.

2. Payment of contract/casual workers wages, electricity bills, rentals etc.

3. Revival of BSNL by immediate allocation of 4G spectrum, extension of financial assistance/ soft loan and approval for BSNL’s Land Monetisation policy.

4. Settlement of 3rd Pay Revision, Pension Revision and 30% Superannuation benefits.

5. Payment towards Banks, LIC premium, Societies, GPF etc.



\15 Oct 19:

Today, SNEA Pune Executives along with Circle President Shri Bharat Sonawane and Joint Sec Pune Shri Prayag Pisal welcome newly joined PGMT Pune, Shri Sunil Kumar Sir by offering a beautiful bouquet. Com DS introduced all Executives to PGM Sir. PGM sir was very pleased and happy with warm welcome by our SNEA team.

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We discussed Development, maintenance, HR, Financial issues along with other important issues of Mobile, NGN, FTTH vendors in Pune SSA. PGM sir noted all the issues given by our comrades and assured us to resolve the same.

We informed that an Agenda meeting with management under chairmanship of PGMT Pune is to be conducted for which Sir agreed. PGM sir also expressed that association & management should work in coordination for development of BSNL.

Later on SNEA Pune Executives also welcome newly assigned PGM Admin, Shri Dhanorkar Sir by offering a beautiful bouquet.

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Shri. Dhanorkar sir was also very pleased by warm welcome given by our comrades. Sir also assured us to give full support on association platform for resolving HR issues.



Very enthusiastic speech given by Shri Vadnerkar Sir Ex PGM and Director HR on current situation.

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Com Bhogade DS Pune and Com Bharat Sonawane CP SNEA MH also focused on current situation and requirements from management very well.

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