24 may 14: AGM (Staff) Mumbai issued orders for change of station in case of JTO posting from WTP to Pune & Latur TD. Order <<<>>>    <<<>>>

 

24 may 14: AGM (Staff) Mumbai issued orders for deputation of one JTO from Osmanabad, Parbhani & Buldhana SSAs for NOFN Work. Letter <<<>>>

 

24 may 14: CAO (FC) Mumbai issued orders for Phase II Training of total ten JAOs at NATFM Hyderabad and training is scheduled from 09/06/2014. Order <<<>>>

 

23 may 14: United Forum of BSNL Associations writes BSNL management on draft proposal to introduce CPSU cadre hierarchy and oppose the proposal by management to link Time Bound Promotions with functional promotions & seniority of executives & vacancy positions. Letter <<<>>>

 

 

23 may 14: BSNL CO issued clarification regarding classification of Cities for purpose of TA/DA. Letter <<<>>>

 

23 may 14: BSNL CO instructions for formation of Committees at Circle as well as SSA level for Prevention of Women Employees from Sexual Harassment at their Work Places. Letter <<<>>>

 

22 may 14: AGM (Staff) Mumbai issued orders for change of section of JTOs working in Circle Office Mumbai. Order <<<>>>

 

22 may 14: CLO (SCT) BSNL CO issued guidelines for writing APRs of BSNL employees. Letter <<<>>>

 

22 may 14: Jt GM (EW QC) BSNL CO issued instructions for sending all representations to CMD BSNL and Board of Directors only through proper channel and warns for action as per BSNL CDA rules for misconduct by writing directly to CMD BSNL & Board of Directors. Letter <<<>>>

 

21 may 14: BSNL Board meeting scheduled for 06.06.2014 – JTO RR amendment will be one of the agenda.

 

21 may 14: Meeting with DIR (HR): GS, President and both AGSs met Sri A. N. Rai, DIR (HR) and discussed:

a)       Modification of posting orders in the LDCE and DE (Adhoc) promotions on medical and immunity grounds: Assn pointed out that genuine medical cases requires sympathetic consideration from Pers section as happened in the past but lagging nowadays. Similarly retention on immunity ground to have smooth functioning of the Assn at different level is to be ensured. All the cases are pending in the Pers section for months together. DIR (HR) assured that necessary instructions will be given to GM (Pers) in this regard.

b)      Issues related to Kerala Circle and the behaviour of Sri M S S Rao, CGMT/Kerala: Assn explained the problems faced by the employees and especially the Executives in the Circle which started affecting the growth of one of the potential circle. The Executives are humiliated and terrorized which demotivated them like anything. Senior officers also treated in the similar way in front of subordinates. This year the expected profit didn’t come because the entire employees are demoralized. If the same situation, continues the services will be affected as network will collapse and Kerala also may become one of the loss making Circle in the years to come. Since all the efforts of the Assn in the Circle to have a smooth relation and to focus on the growth of the Circle became a non-starter, Assn launched trade union action recently. DIR (HR) assured that he will discuss the issue with CGMT on his return from leave.

 

21 may 14: Meeting with GM (Estt): GS, President and AGS met GM (Estt) and discussed the antedating issue. As desired by the management, we provided some specific cases where the anomaly reported in different months. GM (Estt) suggested to have further discussions with the GM (EF) also shortly to have some amicable solutions.

 

21 may 14: AGM (Estt) Mumbai calls for VC of Seven DEs for DGM L/A arrangements and last date for receipt of VC is 25/05/2014. Letter <<<>>>

 

21 may 14:  Antedating of Increment: Dept of Public Enterprises (DPE) forward the SNEA(I) CHQ letter dated 06/03/2014 on antedating issue to DoT for further necessary action as CPSEs are free to adopt any date for annual increment for their employees”. DPE directs DoT, the administrative Ministry to examine the issue and take a decision at their end.  Copy <<<>>>    

 

21 may 14: BSNL CO issued promotion order for 135 CAOs as DGM (Fin) on adhoc basis wherein total 13 DGM s are posted in Maharashtra Circle out of which Eight are from Maharashtra Circle & Five are posted from other Circles. Order <<<>>>

 

20 may 14: Shri. M.K.Jain, CGMT MH Circle writes SSA Heads for improvement of Telephone Bill distribution system and increasing First Month Bill Collection Efficiency. By quoting experiments in Pune & Nashik SSA& results thereof, the letter specially stress for bill distribution through line staff staring from Rural Areas from Month of June 2014 and compliance thereof. Letter <<<>>>

 

20 may 14: ALTTC Ghaziabad calls for nomination from Executives for various courses on NGN & IMPS Class-5 which will be held at ALTTC Ghaziabad from June 2014 to August 2014. Letter <<<>>>

 

20 may 14: Shri. M.K.Jain, CGMT MH Circle in special letter addressed to SSA Heads and its copy to all unions & Associations in Maharashtra Circle for improvement External Plant, Mapping of Assets & maintaining customer details. Letter <<<>>>

          This letter specially touches basic issues related to the Landline & Broadband services and up gradation of DPs & Pillars, Dressing of DPs /Pillars and improvement of services given to BSNL customers. CGMT MH specially focus on activities to be done by Phone Mechanics/Linemen maintaining External Plant, its review by SDE in charge of External Plant, analysis of repeat faults and action and steps for overall improvement of quality of services throughout Maharashtra Circle. 

 

20 may 14: AGM (Admn) Mumbai issued notice for eye check up camp on 27/05/2014 at own risk of employees which will be held from 1000 hrs to 1700 hrs at Parking Area of BSNL Admn Bldg, Santacruz, (W) Mumbai.   Notice <<<>>>

 

19 may 14: Shri. M. K. Jain CGMT Maharashtra initiates a historical step by acknowledging the letter written by SNEA (I) MH about the resolutions passed in CEC Yavatmal. Letter <<<>>>

In very positive approach to deal with issues raised by SNEA(I) MH,  CGMT MH has appreciated decision taken by CEC Yavatmal for framing Committees & subcommittees for studying various technical & development issues & has asked in advance for reports of these committees for necessary action on management side. It is further desired to have such sub committees on platform of SNEA (I) for study of different HR issues.  In conclusion of letter Shri. Jain gives confidence that with active co-operation of SNEA (I), his management will be able to resolve different Technical/Development as well as HR issues of executives in Maharashtra Circle. 

SNEA (I) Maharashtra appreciates very positive & historical initiatives by Shri. M.K.Jain, CGMT MH Circle and thus responsibility of SNEA (I) comrades and activists increases. Especially action by the committee members designated by CEC Yavatmal has become most important with the positive& concrete steps by CGMT MH. All the committee members are again requested to have exhaustive & conclusive study of issues given to them with probable solutions/suggestions for resolutions of these issues as their timely study will definitely give way to different problems faced by our executives & staff working field units. All the comrades of SNEA (I) other than designated committee members by CEC Yavatmal are requested to send their views, suggestions, feedback on the issues designated by CEC Yavatmal to respective Committee members by email or by phone.

Contact Details of Designated Committee Members   <<<>>>

Copy of resolutions by CEC Yavatmal. <<<>>>

 

17 may 14: AGM (Staff) Mumbai issued orders for change of stations in SDE Cadre. Order <<<>>>

 

17 may 14: Meeting with Sri M. F. Farooqui, Secy/DOT: Com G L Jogi/CHQ President and Com K Sebastin/GS met Secy/DOT on 15.05.2014 and had a detailed discussion with him on the issue of awarding installation/ maintenance of OF project in North Eastern Circles to be funded by USOF exclusively to BSNL.

        This Association reliably learnt that Telecom Commission is mulling the option of inviting bids for execution/maintenance of Optical Fibre project in North Eastern Circles to be funded by USOF exclusively. Generally, Govt. so far has had been awarding such projects funded by USOF exclusively to BSNL on nomination basis for very formidable, rational and obvious reasons.

        In this connection, on learning about such serious development, we met Secy/DOT to request him to continue with the existing practice of awarding such projects to BSNL alone for very strong and justifiable reasons like BSNL has already made massive capital investments towards laying of telecom infrastructure in remotest areas from where it got no returns and the fact that BSNL has been the highest contributor towards the USOF. Against the backdrop of these facts, we made an impassioned plea to Secy/DOT to award this project also to BSNL. However, our pleading before Secy/DOT evoked very sharp reaction from him because of following reasons.

A.  Secy/DOT emphatically stated that BSNL has lost its appetite to execute projects funded by USOF and in this context he made pointed reference to NOFN project which continues to be a virtual non starter as on date and LWE (Left wing extremist) project in CHG, MP, OR, WB MH etc. which also has made no headway. Secy/DOT felt that while the govt. is very keen and is making best efforts to revive BSNL and has been unfailingly awarding USOF funded projects to BSNL, the response from BSNL to execute such projects to say the least has been extremely disappointing and quite tardy in terms of meeting timelines and other important project requirements.

B.    Another important fact mentioned by Secy/DOT is that BSNL is under wrong impression that govt. has a compulsion to award such projects to BSNL alone and that there are no takers for execution of such projects. BSNL must dispel this impression and understand that there are   “N” numbers of takers for execution of such projects.

C.   Secy/DOT conveyed in very clear terms that total lack of enthusiasm and interest on part of BSNL to undertake and execute such projects is driving govt. to consider the option of inviting bids for execution of such projects.

D.  However, from our side, we also apprised in detail Secy/DOT about the constraints that BSNL is also facing in execution of such projects and pleaded with him to give BSNL opportunity to execute this prestigious project in North East. Secy/DOT mentioned that BSNL Management must approach DOT and in very clear terms convey its willingness to execute this project on terms and conditions like transfer of Network to BSNL after installation etc and hence BSNL will not get any capital from USOF for execution of this project. Secy/DOT assured that DOT would be always willing to give first preference to BSNL provided BSNL is ready to abide by terms and conditions decided for the project and execute the project within stipulated timelines.        

E.    In the meantime Smt Annie Moreas, Member (Finance)/DOT also joined the discussions and she too very clearly indicated that DOT would be always ready and keen to listen to BSNL on such issues.

        We also requested Secy/DOT and Member(Finance)/DOT to expeditiously resolve long pending issue of merger of 78.2% IDA with basic in respect of all those having retired from BSNL prior to 10th June 2013. Secy/DOT and M (F)/DOT responded very positively and quickly by reiterating that the issue is virtually on the final stages of resolution as far as DOT is concerned and very shortly will be sent to DOE for its concurrence. All the queries raised by DOE in this regard are being responded to by DOT on a very positive note.  

17 may 14: Meeting with GM (FP): Com. K. Sebastin, GS and both AGSs Com. Arvind Dahiya and Com. Vivek Wankhede met GM (FP) on 15.05.2014 and discussed:

a.     Promotion from JAO to AO: GM (FP) informed that the reply from DoT is still awaited. However preparatory work is going on but the progress is not good. So far the assessment sheet and details received from five or six Circles only.

b.    AO/Sr AO to CAO (Adhoc) promotion: The proposal to divert MT quota of about 165 posts for CAO (Adhoc) promotion is sent to MC for the approval. Once diversion is approved, further action will be taken.

c.      AO/Sr AO/ to CAO (Adhoc)  to CAO (Regular) promotion: Necessary action is already initiated for regular promotion:

d.    CAO to DGM (Adhoc) promotion: The DPC is over and the minutes are submitted for the approval of competent authority. It is expected that about 160 Executives will be covered by this promotion of which VC for about 25 cases are pending.

e.     CAO/DGM (Adhoc) to DGM (Regular) promotion: The DPC work is already initiated for about 150 posts.

 

16 may 14: AGM (Staff) Mumbai issued request transfers in DEs cadre in chain manner and without any expenditure to BSNL. Letter <<<>>>

 

16 may 14: Shri. M. K. Jain, CGMT MH Circle writes SSA Heads about revenue performance during year 2013-14 and awakes them for earning revenue from other heads mainly from disposable of unserviceable material. Copy <<<>>>

In overall revenue of Maharashtra Circle Pune SSA contributes highest revenue  i.e. out of total revenue of Rs. 1962.27 Crore of total Circle revenue, Pune SSA contributes Rs. 476.27 Crores and out of this Rs. 23.95 Crores are from scrapping of unserviceable material. It is important here that before taking over charge of CGMT MH Circle during this period reflecting revenue figures Pune SSA was headed by Shri. M. K. Jain as PGMT Pune.

In detail letter CGMT MH guides SSA Heads how to dispose of unserviceable material lying ideal at different exchanges/buildings and calls for details of such material in time bound manner i.e. by 31/05/2014 and its disposal latest by 31/07/2014 and it’s by name compliance. Letter specially stress for disposal of old battery sets on its replacement with new one within period of three months from its replacement & warns that in absence of such disposal further allotment of battery sets will be stopped. The overall activities of scrapping of battery sets will be personally monitored by CGMT MH himself.  Letter asks for acknowledgement of letter by 20/05/2014 & further address for provision in estimate itself for scrapping and disposal of faulty Air Conditioners being replaced by Electrical wing.

 

16 may 14: BSNL to start updated email service with latest features which will be initially free for broadband customers. Media News  <<<>>>

 

16 may 14: As per court directives the vacancy position of physically handicapped quota is to be calculated on basis of vacancies in total cadre strength and thus 3 % post will be reserved for PH quota. Letter <<<>>>

 

15 may 14: AGM (Staff) Mumbai issued request transfers of JTOs who have completed two year of tenure by end of June 2014. Letter <<<>>>

         This is advance step taken by Circle management in maintaining its assurance in issuing tenure transfer on completion of two years and that to be on monthly basis. Here request of unwilling female executives for posting to tenure stations also has been given consideration and such unwilling female officers are posted to nearby non tenure choice stations. This was one of the issues pursued by SNEA (I) MH as per the guidelines issued by BSNL CO and finally agreed by Circle Management. The request transfers of SDEs who have completed two years tenure are also under consideration and will be issued within a day or two.  

 

15 may 14: bsnl money illegally swallowed by individual officers is being recovered: Yes Comrades, with continuous persuasion of SNEA (I) MH, the amount of Rs. 12,84,110.00, illegally granted on free FSRTC calls will be now recovered from more than 16 officer’s erstwhile working in Pune SSA. This issue was noticed by SNEA (I) MH in March 2013 wherein selected officers working in Pune SSA were granted ‘waive off’ on calls made from FSRTC of these officers by crossing limits of free calls.

We have first raised this issue by writing letter to then CGMT MH Circle, and demanded for equal justice for all executives, i.e. either to grant such free calls beyond limit to all other executives or to recover such amount illegally granted to selected officers. But as expected, then CGMT MH did not take any action on this complaint for recovery of this illegal amount as big shots were involved in this high level scam. SNEA (I) MH continued its struggle and made complaint to Vigilance section with two reminders and continuous persuasion of this matter at different levels. As expected, attempts were made that some of files were made untraceable and at one occasion it was informed to us that such data is not available as account system shifted from CMTS to CDR and Pune SSA has no expert Account Officer to extract data from CMTS. We have made it clear how the data can be extracted from CMTS and further brought to notice about facts of availability data in CDR system. During entire process there was much pressure to suppress this complaint as granting free calls to others executives equally was not possible as it is not supported legally. But nothing could stop the recovery as SNEA (I) MH has built pressure by submitting every proof of such special malpractices. On our first complaint, Vigilance Cell was also reluctant and we have seen no progress at initial stage, but since when we have handed over the proof on this scam, Vigilance team of Circle Office Mumbai has taken sincere efforts and cleared picture & facts.

It is matter of pride that SNEA (I) MH has given complaint about misuse of Rs. 8, 12,567.00 but during investigation it has been prevailed that Rs 12,84,110.00 were swallowed by all these officers in shameless manner. It is great news that after over all investigation and fact finding, the matter has come to final conclusion at least to certain stage and CAO TR Pune has issued orders for recovery of Rs. 12,84,110.00 from these officers and order clearly says that if this money is not deposited by these individual officers by end of April 2014, same will be recovered from salary of these officers.

Comrades, this is possible due to vigil eye of SNEA (I) comrades on such illegal acts by some of higher authorities in BSNL for personal benefits in day light robbery for looting BSNL money. SNEA (I) MH knows that orders for recovery is not final outcome and some officers will respect the orders and pay the amount on the basis of this notice, but till there are chances that some of shameless officers will continue to adopt different fundas for stopping recovery of this amount or will not respond such notices issued by CAO TR BSNL Pune. SNEA (I) MH will continue its fight against such malpractices and will continue its persuasion till the entire amount illegally granted on free calls of these selected officers is recovered and deposited in BSNL account.

Details of Amount to be recovered as per orders   <<<>>>.

 

Details of Complaints made by SNEA (I) MH  <<<>>>  <<<>>>  <<<>>>      

 

13 may 14: AGM (Pers II) BSNL CO issued clarification for extending benefits of ACP on upgraded scale to the executives in Civil/Electrical /Architecture/ TF/CSS& CSSS Cadre. Letter <<<>>>

 

13 may 14: Shri. M. K. Jain, CGMT MH Circle, is nominated as Chairman of the Five Member Committee constituted by BSNL CO to arrest decrease in no. of connections as well as revenue from CDMA services. The committee will examine CDMA business and suggest proactive steps to be taken for revival of CDMA business including stand of BSNL on continuation of Data& Voice Services on CDMA. Letter <<<>>>

 

13 may 14: Committee meeting on Officiating pay fixation, protection of pay based on the clarifications dated 30.05.2007 and 19.02.2010: The committee reconstituted as per the assurance given in the agitation will be meeting on 12.05.2014 at 11 am. GS and AGS Com V M Wankhede had a meeting with Sri Deepak Aggarwal, Addl GM (Pers)/Convenor of the committee and explained the issue in detail. We brought to the notice of the convener that sl no 10 of letter dated 30.05.2007 is not a clarification but an amendment to clause II (v) & (vi) of the original order dated 18.01.2007 and the same has been issued without the concurrence of the competent authority which issued the original order dated 18.01.2007. Fixation benefit on promotion to a higher responsibility post provided in the original order dated 18.01.2007 is denied by this clarification. A clarification can be issued regarding the implementation of the original order, not as an amendment. Further sl no 4 and 9 of the letter dated 19.05.2010 is also wrong as pay of an official cannot be reduced as per FRSR as long as the official continue to hold the same post and the pay drawn as per the existing order at the time of promotion cannot be withdrawn or recovered by a new rule with retrospective effect. Assn demanded that the committee has to examine these issues and recommend the withdrawal of these clarifications issued.

 

13 may 14: Meeting with Sri Shahbaz Ali, DDG (TPF): Com K Sebastin, GS and Com G L Jogi, CHQ President met Sri Shahbaz Ali, DDG (TPF) and discussed the following issues.

a. 78.2% IDA fitment for the pensioners: The reply from DoT is still pending and requested to expedite the same. DDG(TPF) who is also BSNL Board Director informed that the file cleared by him two weeks back and the same is further under examination in the Internal Finance and the reply will be expedited.

b. Pension contribution on existing pay instead of maximum of the pay scale: The recent reply from DoPT reiterating that the pension contribution from BSNL absorbed employees also governed by 19.11.2009 DoPT order and is based on existing pay instead of maximum of the pay scale. Assn demanded that the issue has to be decided by DoT based on the recent communication. DDG (TPF) informed that again the issue is taken up with DoE and some confusion is there with respect to the definition of existing pay (basic + pay band) as pay band is not applicable for BSNL in IDA scale and the date of effect whether it is from 01.01.2006 9date of VI CPC implementation) or 01.01.2007 (date of 2 PRC implementation). These issues have to be sorted out. He advised us to meet DDG (EStt) and have further discussions.

 

13 may 14: Meeting with Sri Suresh Chandra Sharma, DDG (Estt): Com K Sebastin, GS and Com G L Jogi, CHQ President met Sri Suresh Chandra Sharma, DDG (Estt) and discussed Pension contribution on existing pay instead of maximum of the pay scale. Assn brought to the notice of DDG (Estt), the recent reply from DoPT reiterating that the pension contribution from BSNL absorbed employees also governed by 19.11.2009 DoPT order and is based on existing pay instead of maximum of the pay scale. DDG (E) opined that it is a very positive development and strengthen the case. Further he assured that based on this letter further action will be taken by DoT immediately and instructed the concerned officers to process the case based on the reply. Further he opined that pay band is not applicable for BSNL and it should not become an issue as the pension for the BSNL pensioners will be paid on the basis of basic pay only.

 

12 may 14: CS SNEA (I) MH writes to Shri. M. K. Jain, CGMT MH Circle on resolutions passed in CEC Meeting Yavatmal and requests for implementations of these resolutions in Maharashtra Circle. Letter <<<>>>

 

12 may 14: Jai BSNL, Jai MKS: With sincere and dedicated efforts of all field officers and staff under valuable guidance of EB team Pune, the Maha Krushi Sanchar (MKS) GSM CUG Plan continue its progress of addition of new customers and has crossed bench mark of 2,50,000 (Two Lakhs and Fifty Thousands) subscribers under this historical GSM CUG Plan.

 

12 may 14: BSNL CO calls for nomination for Best CSC Award for Year 2014 and last date of submission of nominations is 30/06/2014. Letter <<<>>>

 

 8 may 14: Meeting with Sri V Umashankar, Jt Sec/DoT: GS Com K Sebastin and AGSs Com Arvind Dahiya and V M Wankhede met Jt Sec/DoT on 06.05.2014 and discussed.

a.     Sending E1A, E2A proposal to DPE: Jt Sec informed that due to election duty, it could not be processed further. The file has come back from Intl Finance/DoT and it is a formality to send the letter to DPE. Jt Sec/DoT assured to send it immediately.

b.    Pension contribution on actual basic pay instead of maximum of pay scale: Assn informed about the reply received from DoPT recently that for the BSNL absorbed employees also, pension contribution has to be done based on the existing basic pay and requested DoT to take appropriate action. Jt Sec informed that the matter is under consideration of DOT and it is under process in DoT Finance for a further reference to Dept of Expenditure.

 

8 may 14::Meeting with GM(Pers): GS and AGS Com V M Wankhede met Sri S S Aggarwal, GM(Pers) on 06.05.2014 and discussed the following issues:

a.     Modification in the “Soft tenure” policy in order to give the Executives an option to come back to the choice SSA on completion of tenure. GM(P) informed that the proposal is almost ready and will go to the MC shortly.

b.    Modification in the SDE RR 2002 to address the shortcomings in the RR: A committee has been formed long back and the Assn also given feed back to the committee, but there is no further progress in the matter. GM(P) assured that the matter will be examined.

c.      DPC from JTO to SDE, SDE to DE and DE to DGM: GM(Pers) informed that the preparatory work will be completed and as and when legal relief getting from the Hon Courts, promotion order can be issued.

 

 7 may 14: With sympathetic consideration to genuine request for change of posting on JTO promotions, AGM Staff Mumbai issued orders for further modification for change of station in three cases and retention for certain period in three cases in case of JTO JTOs who have completed Field Training. SNEA (I) MH conveys sincere thanks to Shri. Praveen Malhotra, Sr GM HR/Admn Mumbai and all officers in staff section for giving consideration the individual requests and relief to these comrades to overcome their personal problems and difficulties to certain extent. Letter <<<>>>

 

 7 may 14: In a letter addressed to all SSA Heads Shri. M.K.Jain, CGMT MH draws their personal attention for special efforts on leasing out BSNL passive infrastructure to Private Operators. Letter <<<>>>

 

 7 may 14:  In view of next DPC which is due shortly, BSNL CO closes the process of JTO to SDE promotions as per orders issued in March 2011 under 67% quota. Letter <<<>>>

 

5 may 14: Open Session of CEC Meeting Yavatmal on 25/04/2014:  {Report by Com. S.R.Bhise ACS West & Com. M. M. Wadhwani, JS Kalyan} The open session of the CEC Meeting Yavatmal held at 1700 Hrs in the Conference Hall, Hotel Revati Pride, Yavatmal was attended by following dignitaries and hundreds of comrades from Vidarbha region and it was presided over by Com. S.V.Bhad, President SNEA(I) MH.

1.     Com. G. L. Jogi, President, SNEA (I) CHQ,

2.     Com. A. R. Sawatkar, GMT Yavatmal,

3.     Com. W. Seshgiri Rao, Senior Leader SNEA(I) CHQ,

4.     Com. A. R. Manani, VP SNEA (I) CHQ,

5.     Com. K. Sebastin, GS SNEA (I), CHQ,

6.     Com. V. M. Wankhade AGS SNEA(I) CHQ,

7.     Com. M. B. Sangle, JS (W), SNEA (I) CHQ,

8.     Com. M. S. Adasul, CS SNEA (I) MH,

9.     Com. S.B.Bhosale CT SNEA (I) MH.

ü The dais formation was specially supported by “tutari’.The open session started with warm felicitation in Vidarbha style by offering pheta, shawal, shreephal, momento& bouquet to all the dignitaries on dais.

ü Com. N. S. Garde, CWC Member in his welcome address gave warm welcome to all dignitaries and comrades from different parts of Maharashtra and especially from vidarbha region.

ü In his key note address Com. M. S. Adasul, CS SNEA (I) MH, gave warm welcome to all and narrated idea behind purpose of holding CEC Meeting at Yavatmal & details of deliberations being held in CEC Meeting at Yavatmal. In his address he covered issues related to Mobile network, MKS III CUG plan& its success story, focus on basic telecom services like landline, Broadband & GSM, GSM issues in Maharashtra Circle & specially in Vidarbha region, vision of SNEA (I) for better future of SNEA (I) and contribution of Com. W. Sheshigiri Rao therein, at role of SNEA (I) in issue of merger of MTNL& BSNL, steps taken by SNEA (I)   on development issue at Circle level. He cleared that for SNEA(I) issues of growth& development of BSNL are first and issues of transfer posting are second and stressed that SNEA(I) will come forward for any step for growth of BSNL.

ü Thereafter message of Shri. Praveen Malhotra Sr GM HR/A Mumbai who could not be present in this meeting due to personal reason was read out by Com. V. J. Bhandirge, JS HQ SNEA (I) MH. “Dear Friends, Though I am unable to attend this gathering at Yavatmal due to my personal engagement but my mind remains with you all. You know that some officers are not able to get transfers to their place of choice since long but very soon they will be taken care off. I request you all to continue, your efforts to take care of BSNL, rest assure you will be taken care off by the management. You all are great asset of this great organization which is lifeline of India. I am sure with our sincere efforts we together will take BSNL to new heights of glory. Remember your talk might not work, but your work will always talk. My best wishes to you all for successful completion of the purpose for which you all gathered here.”

ü Shri. A.R.Sawatkar, GMT Yavatmal&GM NWO CM Nagpur in his address congratulated team SNEA (I) Yavatmal under leadership of Com. Gadre for arranging such wonderful meeting & mass gathering from different corners of Maharashtra at Yavatmal and gave warms welcome to Yavatmal. During his address he touched upon issues discussed in special Vidarbha meeting arranged by new CGMT MH, revenue from CM& CFA sections, need of mobile in day to day life at par with other basic needs, problems in GSM growth in Maharashtra Circle, planning and installation of 800 new GSM BTS being allotted to Maharashtra Circle, redeployment of 2G GSM BTS, plan for covering all Taluka HQ in Maharashtra Circle with 3G BTS, leasing out towers and revenue thereof, action being taken on faulty GSM cards, availability of 900 new GSM BTS from USO subsidy and action for its proper utilization, importance of broadband and its future, faith of customers on BSNL GSM services and 100% loading of GSM BTS in Vidarbha region, Strength & weakness of BSNL, his role in clearing long pending TBP DPCs of different districts in Vidrabha region etc. He specially appreciated focus of SNEA (I) on development of BSNL and with best wishes for CEC meeting deliberations; he appealed to come forward for growth& development of BSNL. 

ü In his marathon speech Com. K. Sebastin GS SNEA (I) CHQ, covered all the issues related to growth of BSNL. He appreciated work of CS SNEA (I) MH & his team of all DS & Circle Office bearers in increasing of membership of SNEA (I) in Maharashtra Circle. He mentioned problems of BSNL & challenges in from of BSNL in critical situation of as no money, no material, no fund etc. He covered all points like 5-6 % revenue to BSNL due to tariff, profit 286 Cr  from 2-3 Circles, increase in expenditure by some circles, no proper support from AMCs, dependency of expansion on tender process, data/traffic issue and diversion of traffic from West Zone, renting out BSNL space for ATMs,  tender finalization on limited basis  for modems, EPBTs, cables ,etc, implementation of ERP in Maharashtra Circle, Introduction of NGN in BSNL, need of change in work culture , target of zero losses in coming three years. He concluded his speech with optimistic views on overall growth of Maharashtra Circle with major contribution by SNEA (I) comrades.

ü In special address to the house in his style, Com. W.Sheshagiri Rao, Veteran SNEA (I) leader touched different issues from organizational activities to development activities of BSNL. He shared his experience that before BSNL formation not at all thought about revenue on association platform and thought only on welfare issues of executives. He appealed for stress on BSNL viability in changes scenario and dependency of CP on growth of BSNL. He guided comrades not to think about what we were and we are but to think about what is to be done, not for anything and yes for everything. He requested to work with available recourses and we cannot do anything without non available recourses and same is to be arranged by management. He mentioned era wherein first promotions was after 20 years and efforts of TEOA /JETA under his leadership to bring it down to 10 years, how earlier executives approached court for refusal of  promotion and now approaching court every now& then for promotions. He suggested that all executive cadres from JTO to JAG should be circle level cadres which will solve many of present problems& this is possible for SNEA (I) leadership. He appealed to utilize leadership in proper way for better future of executives in BSNL and put proper leaders at proper places for resolutions of HR as well as Development issues.

ü Com. G. L. Jogi , President SNEA(I) CHQ, in his address touched all the issues from special focus on SSAs like Gadchiroli to role of BSNL management in growth of BSNL. He cleared that how ITS officers are not showing any concern or interest in BSNL work, how potential SSAs like Gadchiroli & Chandrapur are neglected, lack of vision in top level BSNL management has in preparing policies. He narrated efforts of SNEA (I) CHQ on different issues and assured that in coming days 80% of high level post in BSNL will headed by BSNL absorbed officers. He has thrown light on struggle by SNEA(I) in 2007 for  45.5 Million Lines GSM tender along with joint forum and how decision of BSNL management to reduce the size of the tender from 45.5 to 22.5 Million lines had impacted on growth of BSNL, allotment of poor spectrum to BSNL and inaction by BSNL management, forces acting to kill BSNL, inaction of BSNL on misuse of spectrum by different vendors under roaming MoUs, role of SNEA and how it did not allow disinvestment & copper unbundling by struggle on forum of Joint Action Committee, finalization of NGN tender, Role of SNEA in implementation of CDR & ERP project, pension revision, need of BBNL and action by SNEA(I) & BSNL for safeguarding revenue of BSNL from BBNL, merger of BSNL & MTNL and action by SNEA(I) CHQ. While concluding his marathon and motivating speech he appealed all comrades to focus on 24 hours best quality telecom service to BSNL customers.  

ü Com. A.R. Manani, VP SNEA(I) CHQ in his address stressed upon focus of SNEA(I) CHQ on different HR issues of DR JTOs, Offg JTOs, need of SSA Heads at different SSAs. He stressed upon need of minimum level of motivation from BSNL management to filed officers working in every odd situation and appealed   GS to elaborate more on HR issues.

ü Com. V.M. Wankhede, AGS SNEA (I) CHQ appreciated work of Com. G. L. Jogi and Com. W. Seshgiri Rao since Kanyakumari AIC. He further stressed upon the revenue generation from about sixty thousand towers of BSNL. He also briefed house about different issues being pursued by SNEA (I) CHQ and how conflict among comrades have become hurdles in promotions.

ü Com. M.B. Sangle, JS (W) SNEA(I) CHQ in his address appreciated working of Vidarbha comrades in difficult conditions , his experience in recent Vidarbha tour of CHQ leaders, about increase in profit by Nashik SSA by 60-70 lakhs and how Pune, Nashik ,Dhule& Goa are profit making SSAs and steps by other SSAs for same.

ü The open session was nicely anchored by Com. S.R.Kalmegh ACS East & Com. N. S. Gadre, CWC Member conveyed vote of thanks.

ü Open session started at 1700 hrs concluded at 2100 hrs and dinner thereafter.

ü After dinner as closing ceremony of the day special show of “Mirza Express” by TV Star Shri. Mirza Rafique Beg was arranged in the same hall which was highly appreciated and acknowledged by all the leaders present there. This special programme which concluded at 2130 hrs was also witnessed by families of many comrades of Yavatmal SSA.

ü In two day deliberations all the District Secretaries of SNEA(I) MH submitted their reports to the August house and give way to different issues of their SSA pending at Circle as well as CHQ level

Details of reports submitted by Bharat Sonawane District Secretary Pune in CEC Meeting Yavatmal:  

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Pune

Com. B. S Sonawane

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30 April 14: SNEA (I) Pune whole heartedly Congratulates our members of SNEA(I) Pune Com.M.D,Bhujbal SDE(L/A) and Ex.President SNEA(I) Pune, Com. K.K.Pawar SDE , Com.S.M.Deshpande SDE who are having  VRS/superannuation retirement today & wish them and their family members "A very Happy, peaceful & Long Retired life”.

            SNEA Pune  salutes for their sincerity, dedication and affection towards BSNL.Comrades best wishes for your new inning in long & happy retired life.

11 Apr 14: Jai BSNL, Jai MKS: The most popular GSM CUG plan of BSNL has crossed bench mark of 2,00,000 (Two Lakhs) lines in GSM CUG Group and total connections provided in third phase are 2,04,068 Lines. This is result of sincere and dedicated efforts of all the filed officers and staff under valuable guidance of EB team. This is certificate of dedicated services being provided by BSNL Maharashtra Circle to its esteemed customers. Maha Krushi Sanchar (MKS) GSM CUG Plan is most popular plan which is presently launched in third phase on public demand and this plan will be available up to 07/08/2014. MKS III CUG Plan.  <<<>>>   Details <<<>>>

 

11 APR 14: GS SNEA (I) CHQ writes Shri. M.F. Farooqui, Secretary DoT regarding 78.2% IDA fitment benefit & arrears payments to BSNL employees retired prior to 10.06.2013. Letter <<<>>>  

 

 11 APR 14: AGM (Admn) Mumbai endorsed BSNL CO letter for extension of CGHS facility to retired BSNL employees. Letter <<<>>>  

 

11 APR 14: CAO (FC) Mumbai calls for data of all officers of Finance wing working on sensitive posts for period of more than three years. Letter <<<>>>  

 

11 APR 14: Nashik District achieves first, Dhule District achieves Second and Sindhudurg District achieves Third rank in Maharashtra Circle by providing maximum GSM connection during year 2013-14. Letter <<<>>>  

 

10 APR 14: Transparency will be now seen practically in transfer posting of Executives working in Electrical wing, Maharashtra Circle: The transfer & posting of Electrical/Civil wing has been always in mercy of the administration for years together and it was never in transparent manner. It seems that days have been changed for Electrical wing executives as with joining of Mrs. Neelam Singhal, as CE Electrical Mumbai, the Electrical wing is being given to new HR look and in such first attempt towards transparency, waiting list of request transfers is being circulated. Letter <<<>>> List <<<>>>

In the history of Electrical wing, the waiting list of JTOs is being circulated first time and changes in waiting list are being called with two days time. Even though time given for changes is short, SNEA (I) MH appreciates the efforts and sincerity in such transparent dealing of HR issues. This is one of the important issues raised by SNEA (I) in its endeavor to bring Electrical & Civil wing executives at Par with Telecom wing executives. In recent meeting of  SNEA(I) Circle Office Mumbai arranged especially for Electrical & Civil Wing Executives, the issues with transfer & posting of executives in Civil/Electrical wing & problems thereof  was discussed in detail and it was resolved to bring it AT PAR with Telecom wing executives.

This letter of waiting list of request transfers of JTOs in Electrical wing will give more confidence to Executives in both the wings and fear of transfer posting will be reduced to some extent.

9 APR 14 : Updates from CHQ on JTO(T) to SDE(T) Promotions case at Hon CAT, Ernakulam: The final arguments started today based on the urgent petition filed by the Association. BSNL also filed an MA for early hearing. Our Sr Advocate argued for about 40 minutes. Since the case is listed for final arguments and disposal, interim prayer for vacation of stay not entertained. The case posted on 26.05.2014 for final disposal, after the summer vacation.

9 APR 14 :  SAD NEWS: Com.Devanand Bhise  aged 58 yrs passed away today morning at 6.00 hrs due to massive heart attack. Com. Bhise was sincere executive of BSNL, and very active member of SNEA (I) Pune. He was yesterday posted as a JTO Kondhawa after completion of his tenure as JTO at Raigad .His untimely departure is great loss to his family members, BSNL and SNEA (I) Pune.  We pray almighty to give courage to the family members of late Com. Bhise  to come out of these difficult crises and let the departed soul be in heaven with peace.

8 APR 14: BSNL CO calls for VCs of JTOs for SDE Regular Promotions under 67% seniority cum fitness quota as VCs called earlier have been expired. As per this letter, VCs are called for JTOs recruited under OC/SC Category up to recruitment 1998 & ST category up to recruitment year 2005 and last date for its submission is 15/04/2014. For the rest of JTOs under zone of consideration, VCs are to be kept ready at Circles and to be sent to Corporate Office as & when required by BSNL CO. Letter <<<>>>

All concerned officers are requested to look into matter and see that VCs of JTOs recruited under OC/SC Category up to recruitment year 1998 & ST category up to recruitment year 2005 & working in their SSA/Unit are sent to AD HRD-II, Maharashtra Circle well in advance so that same can be sent to BSNL CO latest by 15/04/2014.

 

8 APR 14: As being signed every year , for year 2014-15 also, Memorandum of Understanding {MoU} is signed between BSNL to DoT on performance of various parameter. Letter <<<>>>  Copy of Memorandum <<<>>>

 

 8 APR 14: AGM (Staff) Mumbai published quarterly waiting list of request transfers in DE cadre. Representations for corrections, missing names or for cancellation of request transfers are to be submitted to AD (Staff-B) Mumbai latest by 26/04/2014. Letter <<<>>>

 

 6 APR 14: AGM (Staff) Mumbai published quarterly waiting list of request transfers in SDE cadre. Representations for corrections, missing names or for cancellation of request transfers are to be submitted to AD (Staff-B) Mumbai latest by 26/04/2014. Letter <<<>>>

 

 6 APR 14: AGM (Staff) Mumbai published quarterly waiting list of request transfers in JTO cadre. Representations for corrections, missing names or for cancellation of request transfers are to be submitted to AD (Staff-B) Mumbai latest by 26/04/2014. Letter <<<>>>

 

 6 APR 14: BSNL offers attractive plan with 180 days validity for “Students” wherein total usage of Rs. 148.00 are offered at just Rs. 97.00 and rates applied will be 5 paise per sms, 5 paise for 20 KB download, 45 minute on net calls, 45 minutes off net calls with 20 National & 20 International sms free. Press Release <<<>>>

 

 5 APR 14: AGM (Staff) Mumbai issued orders for change of posting in DGM (L/A) promotions. Order I <<<>>> Order II <<<>>>

 

 5 APR 14: AGM (Staff) Mumbai published list of 50 longest stayed DEs as per their Stay in particular SSA, which will be operated for DE cadre request transfers within Maharashtra Circle and corrections/modifications  if any are to be sent latest by 10/04/2014. Letter <<<>>>

 

5 APR 14: Add GM (HR/A) Mumbai issued additional procedure for Medical claims through ERP.  Letter <<<>>>

 

 5 APR 14: CAO (FC) Mumbai calls for VC of for DGM Fin Regular promotions. Letter <<<>>>

 

 5 APR 14: DGM (SR) BSNL CO issued record of discussions of meetings of SNEA(I) with BSNL Management held on 18 & 19/03/ 2014. Letter <<<>>>

28 Mar 14: Heartiest Congratulations : SNEA Pune congratulates Shri.M.K.Jain PGM Pune for their new assignment as a CGMT MH Circle.As per orders issued by BSNL CO Shri. M. K.Jain PGMT Pune will take over charge of CGMT MH Circle on superannuation retirement of Shri. A.V.Kulkarni present CGMT MH Circle on 31/03/2014 & Shri. K.K. Saxena Sr GM Pune will take over charge of PGMT Pune till further orders for posting of regular substitute. Letter <<<>>>

 

28 Mar 14: CGMT MH Circle endorsed instructions of CVO BSNL on regular accounting of revenue at CSCs in view of fraud case of not depositing Rs. 1.85 Crore in Bank Account of BSNL and to transfer officials on sensitive post at regular interval to avoid such misuse. Letter <<<>>>

 

28 Mar 14: CGMT MH Circle endorsed instructions of CVO BSNL checking premises taken on lease and lying vacant wherein unnecessary rentals are being paid by BSNL. Letter <<<>>>

 

27 Mar 14: AGM (Staff) Mumbai published list of 100 long stayed JTOs in Maharashtra Circle by counting stay and age as on 31/03/2015 and this list will be operated for posting substitute for request transfers within Maharashtra Circle. The representations for corrections in stay if any are to be sent latest by 05/04/2014. Letter <<<>>>

 

27 Mar 14: AGM (Estt) Mumbai calls for willingness for JTO Phase II Training which is being started at different Training centre and Maharashtra Circle is allotted 10 seats in each batch and thus 50 JTOs can opt for Phase II training through their SSA in the stream desired by them. The concerned JTOs who are completing Field Training before these dates can opt for this Phase II training as next batches of JTO Phase II training will start after Sept 2014. Letter <<<>>>

 

27 Mar 14: CAO ERP II issued instructions for closure of Temporary Advances of year 2013-14 before 31/03/2014. Letter <<<>>>

 

27 Mar 14: CGMT MH Circle endorsed instructions of Director CM BSNL Board on improvement of quality of services of mobile network. Letter <<<>>>

 

27 Mar 14: CGMT MH Circle endorsed instructions of Director CM BSNL Board for congestion free GSM network during General Loksabha Elections. Letter <<<>>>

26 Mar 14: BSNL CO declared results of LDCE held on 15/12/2013 for promotion from JTO Civil to SDE Civil under 33 % Quota. Letter <<<>>>

 

26 Mar 14:  JTO to SDE case at Hon CAT, Ernakulam: It is understood that the Division bench is sitting only from 07.04.2014, the matter will be most probably posted in that week for final arguments and disposal.

25 Mar 14: Maharashtra Circle issued long awaited orders for promotions of 138 TTAs as JTO (Offg) for 180 days w.e.f. 06/01/2014. With this order entire process of local officiating promotions from TTA to JTO (Offg) will be streamlined which was disturbed for last 2-3 months due to recent court case on this matter. Letter <<<>>>

 

25 Mar 14: Availability of Drop wire: It has been confirmed that Maharashtra Circle has received 1000 Kms of drop wire from TF Kolkata and presently available in CSD Nagpur (500 Km) and CSD Pune (500 KMs) and same is being further allotted to different SSAs by Circle Office Mumbai. This was one of the important issues discussed in recent meeting of SNEA (I) MH with CGMT MH.  Comrades from needy SSAs may pursue for completion of official formalities and its collection for actual use of drop wire in the field units. This partial availability, will give some relief to field units as there was acute shortage of drop wire throughout Maharashtra Circle for quite long time.

 

25 Mar 14: In special attempt to improve Quality of Services, BSNL will devote Year 2014-15 for “Improved Quality of Mobile services.”  Shri. Anupam Shrivastav, Director CM BSNL Board writes to all Circle heads on this subject and requests to ensure proper network coverage, network availability, network accessibility, network retainability, & network quality. Letter <<<>>>

 

25 Mar 14: BSNL will deploy Centralize Value added service Provisioning System Cum Consent Gateway (CVPS cum CG) platform in BSNL Network for enhancement of VAS revenue. Letter <<<>>>

 

24 Mar 14: The negative attitude of Circle management continues in promoting and posting of DEs as DGM L/A within Maharashtra Circle as in fresh order issued by AGM (Staff) Mumbai for promotion of merely 12 DEs as DGM L/A, again seven officers are disturbed by change of SSA even by posting at different corners of Maharashtra Circle when sufficient vacancies exits within same SSA or nearby SSAs. Order <<<>>>

Ø Due to such attitude already about 12 officers have refused DGM L/A promotion and some of them will be now compelled to work under their juniors. Copy <<<>>>

Ø The third para of order itself says that officers will look after charge without any extra remuneration.

Ø Seventh para says that on joining of new incumbent in SSA in Regular/Adhoc DGM Cadre junior most DGM L/A will be reverted automatically.

Ø Last but second para says that the order for DGM L/A is stop gap arrangement and only for short term period.

Ø This time also random approach is applied while posting officers as if the geographical area of Maharashtra Circle is not understood by anyone dealing with this order.

Ø When good no. of DGM post are vacant throughout Maharashtra Circle only 12 officers are prompted reducing zone of officers eligible for promotions reducing chances of posting within same SSA & no. of officers who may be ready to accept promotions even with change of station.

Ø In SSA like Pune no. of DGM post are already vacant for long time and two more DGMs from Pune are recently are transferred out of Maharashtra Circle, but no care has been taken to fill up these existing vacancies, but stringent steps are taken to shift eligible officers from Pune to specific remote places, which are away from Pune SSA like Vasai of Kalyan SSA & Alibag of Raigad SSA.

Ø If working of Raigad & Pune SSA is compared, blind man can understood that need of officers at Pune is more as compared to Raigad, but here picture is reverse. 

Ø In a biased approach the orders are also issued by showing direct posting within posted SSA thereby overriding needs & powers of SSA Heads and calling for more refusals before joining new SSA. Just by look at postings within SSA, it is clear that said officer will have no option other than refusing promotion.

Ø Two Officers are posted to Kalyan SSA from Nashik & Pune respectively and one officer from Kalyan is posted to Circle Office Mumbai, when it was possible to post one of the officer posted to Kalyan directly to Circle office Mumbai.

Ø Out of two officers promoted from Kolhapur, one is posted to Chandrapur SSA & other is posted to Jalgaon SSA.    

Ø It is dam sure that all these six officers posted out of SSA will not have any option other than to refuse promotion.

Ø In issuing next spell of orders Circle Office will take again three months as this is minimum time taken by Circle Office for such promotions.

Ø Meantime SSA working will continue to suffer as now the strict instructions have been issued for not issuing local DGM L/A orders which was process started to meet emergency requirement by present CGMT MH Circle while discharging duties as PGMT Kalyan.

Ø All the orders are in the interest of service and definitely if implemented will cost approximately Rs. Two lakhs each and will also cause harassment on name of promotion. In case of reversion as quoted in order itself, same amount will have to be paid for joining parent SSA.

Ø All above facts supports to the facts that Circle management has hidden agenda to compel maximum officers to refuse DGM L/A promotions so that picture can be created that BSNL absorbed officers are not ready to accept higher responsibility, which is common point of discussions in every meeting.

Ø This attitude is clearly visible as seven officers out of merely 12 officers given DGM L/A promotions are shifted to other SSA. i.e. more than 50% officers are disturbed in temporary looking after arrangement.

Ø SNEA (I) MH has no objection, if officers are shifted when sufficient vacancies are not available in working SSA and there is need in the posted SSA like existing vacancy in Buldhana SSA which is practically without SSA head for long time and there are excess DGMs in Aurangabad SSA.

Ø SNEA (I) MH will take up matter with Circle management for unjustified transfers on name of promotions issued out of SSA where sufficient vacancies are available in DGM cadre and also we will take up matter to fill all the vacant post of DGMs in Maharashtra Circle thereby giving scope for more officers and to post more officers within SSA on promotions. 

 

24 Mar 14: DGM (HR/A) Mumbai issued guidelines cum instructions for LTC claims through ERP and now employees & officers in Maharashtra circle can requests for LTC Advance, LTC Settlement Claims etc through ERP by “on Line” mode.  Letter <<<>>>

 

24 Mar 14: JTO to SDE court case at Hon CAT, Ernakulam: Since the double bench is not sitting on 24.03.2014, the case is not listed. The case is expected to list some other day in this week itself when double bench is available.

14 Mar 14: AGM (Estt) Mumbai endorsed BRBRAITT letter calling for names of JTOs for Phase II training out of left out JTOs working in field units after completion  Phase-I training but not yet completed Phase II training. Letter  <<<>>>

     This letter has no relation for JTOs presently undergoing Field training in Maharashtra Circle after completion of Phase –I training and also for candidates undergoing Phase I training at RTCC Pune/ Nagpur & BRBRAITT Jabalpur, and at this stage, nothing is required on their part for Phase –II training. 

14 Mar 14: Special Meeting of Civil/Electrical wing Executives in Mumbai: With special initiatives of Com. M.A.Wase, Area Secretary (Civil) SNEA (I) Mumbai {9423084555} & Com. Aijaj I. Mulla, Area Secretary (Electrical), SNEA(I) Mumbai {9423992611}, a special general body meeting of Civil & Electrical wing Executives in Mumbai , Kalyan , Raigad SSA and adjoining areas is scheduled on 18/03/2014 at 1145 Hrs in Conference Hall, 2nd floor, BSNL Administrative Bldg, Santacruz(W) Mumbai. The agenda of meeting is to discuss different HR issues and day to day difficulties faced by comrades of Civil & Electrical wing executives and to decide course of action for its resolution. The meeting will be addressed by prominent SNEA (I) leaders. All the comrades of Electrical & Civil Wing regardless of working SSA/Unit or their membership of association are requested to make in convenient to attend the meeting and give voice to different issues and problems faced by Civil & Electrical wing comrades & make the meeting grand success by finalising time bound action plan for resolution these issues with stronger unity.  

 

14 Mar 14: Meeting with CGMT Maharashtra Circle on different agenda points submitted by SNEA (I) MH: As per agenda submitted, the team of SNEA (I) MH under leadership of Com. S.V.Bhad CP SNEA (I) MH comprising of Com. Sudhir Bhosale CT, SNEA (I) MH, Com. Mukesh Wadhwani JS Kalyan SNEA (I) MH, Com. Virendra Choudhari JS Pune SNEA (I) MH & CS had detail discussions with Shri. A.V.Kulkarni CGMT MH Circle at 1600 hrs on Tuesday 11/03/2014 in his office. Shri. Pravin Malhotra, Sr GM HR/A Mumbai and Shri. Mukesh Mangal, Add GM HR/A Mumbai were also present during entire discussions.  

The meeting started at 1600 hrs and concluded at 1815 hrs in which we have detail & fruitful discussions on all pending HR issues, Development issues and some individual cases. Entire discussions were in cordial manner except one-two issues relating to injustice to SNEA (I) comrades, wherein we have hot discussions. Shri. Kulkarni, CGMT MH Circle was very enthusiastic and has shown great interest in resolution of each and every issue and has taken stand to provide amicable solution to pending issues raised by SNEA (I) MH.

Minutes of the meeting <<<>>>

 

14 Mar 14: Meeting of the Forum leaders with Higher Level Committee on 30% Superannuation benefits to BSNL Directly Recruited Employees: A meeting of Forum leaders with the members of the Higher Level Committee on the issue of 30% Superannuation benefits to the BSNL directly recruited employees was held today in the Board room of BSNL Corporate Office. Convener/Forum and the representatives of SNEA(I), BSNLEU, NFTE and AIBSNLEA attended the meeting. Mrs Geeta Rau/Chairman and the committee members Sri M C Choube/CGM(NCNGN), Sri John Thomas/PGM(F), Sri H C Pant/CS&Sr GM(Legal), Sri Tajinder Kumar/Sr GM(C&M) and Dri Satish Wadwa/DGM(SR) & Convenor represented the High Level Committee. Com. K. Sebastin/GS and Com G L Jogi/President represented SNEA(I) and presented the following points:

1.     As per DPE orders dated 26.11.2008, 02.04.2009 and 24.01.2013, all CPSUs should contribute 30% of Basic pay + IDA towards the superannuation benefits. This is a social security measure for the employees. CPSUs like BHEL, Coal India etc already implemented.

2.     Todays profit/loss of the company should not be taken as the bench mark as the orders are originally issued on 26.11.2008, at that time BSNL was making huge profits. The profit/loss will be a factor for deciding the fitment, perks, allowances etc not the pay scale or pensionary benefits.

3.     The date of effect should be 01.01.2007 as done by all other CPSUs because the DPE/Govt order is applicable w.e.f 01.01.2007 only.

4.     BSNL is having BSNL Medical Reimbursement Scheme. Since this is one of the best medical scheme available in any CPSU it should be continued for all. The percentage towards BSNL MRS can be calculated comparing with the contribution from other CPSUs and it can be accounted. The HLC itself is unaware, what should be the percentage to be taken into account in this regard. Other CPSU shown 3.19% to 4.5% towards medical and 4.16% to 4.81% towards Gratuity. So Gratuity + medical(PRMB) is between 8% to 9.31%.

5.     BSNL has to add the three components, EPF, Gratuity and medical(PRMB) and the balance amount should be compulsorily contributed towards pension fund taking the total contribution to 30%.

6.     Forum categorically told the HLC not to make any arbitrary decisions to reduce the contribution which will lead to major industrial unrest in BSNL.

14 Mar 14:CPSU Cadre Hierarchy in BSNL: Restg Cell of BSNL Corporate office circulated the Draft revised promotion policy to the Joint Committee members. Feedback / Comments on the draft policy  may be mailed to the CHQ (sneachq@yahoo.com) at the earliest. Letter <<<>>>

What forced SNEA(I) to launch agitation programme

Part II: 30% Superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited employees:

As per DPE order dated 26.11.2008, "CPSE would be allowed 30% of basic pay as superannuation benefits, which may include CPF, Gratuity, Pension and Post Retirement Medical Benefits. The CPSEs should formulate their own mechanisms to manage these funds on their own or operate these through insurance companies on fixed contribution basis“. It was later clarified by DPE vide letter dated 02.4.2009, which states that “The ceiling of 30% towards superannuation benefit would be calculated on Basic pay + IDA, instead of Basic pay alone. CPSEs that do not have superannuation scheme may formulate such scheme and obtain the approval of their administrative Ministry“. DPE fixed the upper ceiling of 30% of BP+IDA, providing liberty to CPSEs to determine and decide the split up of each component of 30% regarding PF, Gratuity, pension and PRMB. CPSUs like BHEL, Coal India, NTPC, Power Grid Corporation, NLC, AAI, EIL have already implemented this scheme w.e.f 01.01.2007. They are contributing uniformly 12% towards PF, 8% to 9.31% towards gratuity plus PRMB and 8.5% to 10% towards pension within the ceiling of 30%.

Trust should be constituted to monitor the implementation of scheme in transparent and smooth manner. The trust should be jointly managed by the nominees from Employer as well as from Employees for purpose of transparency and accountability. The date of effect of the scheme should be 01.01.2007 instead of “date of approval of the scheme by the Administrative Ministry”. The date of effect from 1.1.2007 is being uniformly followed by all the CPSEs. There is absolutely no rationale or justification for BSNL Management to take a decision contrary to what is decided by all CPSEs.

Govt. proposed introduction of these schemes as social security measures for the welfare of the employees. At present, BSNL is making contribution of 12% towards EPF. The present BSNL MR scheme is one of the best medical facilities available in the country with 100% reimbursement and it should continue as it is. The component for gratuity and PMRB should be worked out accordingly in comparison with other CPSEs and the remaining amount has to be contributed by BSNL making the total contribution reaches the ceiling of 30%. 

BSNL Management’s argument that “unlike other PSUs which implemented this scheme, BSNL is a loss making PSU and none of the loss making PSU implemented this scheme” is not a proper justification at all with regard to retirement benefits? Is BSNL was a loss making PSU on 01.01.2007, the crucial date or on 26.11.2008, the date of DPE orderLoss or profit alone cannot be a criteria to decide the pay and terminal benefits. It is our duty to protect the future of all our employees.  Future of the absorbed employees are protected by Govt pension, the future of the BSNL recruited employees can be protected only by this scheme with full 30% contribution.

 

13 Mar 14: Maharashtra Circle issued orders for Field training of LICE qualified TTA candidates undergoing JTO training at RTCC Pune, RTCC Nagpur  and BRBRAIT Jabalpur wherein all candidates are allotted same SSA where they were last working as TTAs.  Letter <<<>>>  

 

What forced SNEA(I) to launch agitation programme:

Formation of subsidiary tower company, move to merge BSNL&MTNL without settling the critical policy issues, no strategy/initiative to counter the threat of Reliance-Jio, pension contribution on actual basic, not allowing BSNL to trade and share spectrum---.

BSNL is the only CPSU in the country having 100% Govt holding. Earlier move of the Govt to disinvest BSNL and unbundle copper cable were defeated by the employees through continuous struggle. Now, in the name of revival and revitalization of BSNL, the EGoM and Govt trying to dismantle BSNL by forming different subsidiary companies, one for towers, second may be for land asset and the third for Optical Fibre Corporation. Already BBNL is formed. Ultimately, these subsidiaries will be disinvested through strategic sales, leading to disinvestment of BSNL. When Govt proposes and facilitates merger and acquisition for the pvt players, why its own company BSNL is being dismantled by forming subsidiaries? After the subsidiary formation, what is left in BSNL, 2.4 lakh employees! Can we, be a silent spectator to witness the dismantling of our beloved company BSNL?

As on today MTNL is having more than 13,000 Cr bank liability and paying about 1,500 Cr as interest alone per year. More than 44% of MTNL share is in the market. Large no of HR issues are pending to be sorted out. Without taking over the market liability and buying back the shares by Govt and sorting out the HR related issue, is the merger really going to help revival of BSNL& MTNL? Will it not be another Indian Airlines-Air India experiment? 

Reliance –Jio is putting towers at every 500 meters in nook and corner of the country. It is reported that they are going to launch 4G services this year itself. Entire our BB and 3G customers will be their target. Whether our BSNL Management is having any plan or strategy to counter this move and protect the high end subscribers? Nothing is visible as on today. Can we allow this to continue?

After VI CPC implementation, the pension contribution shall be paid on the actual basic instead of maximum of the pay scale for all the employees covered under CCS pension rules, 1972. BSNL absorbed employees are covered under CCS pension rules, 1972. Then why DoT/Govt is forcing BSNL to pay pension contribution on maximum of the pay scale? Why they are forcing BSNL to pay Rs 300 Cr excess each year and under which rule?

Spectrum trading and sharing is allowed for those who got the spectrum through auction! What about BSNL? Is the Govt policies are framed to help pvt players and finish BSNL?

Future of our employees at stake! There are employees and Executives with 5 years, 10 years, 20 years and 30 years of service left. What about their future, i.e. our future, if the company is allowed to be systematically dismantled like this, in the pretext of revival? Where we will go? Can we allow this to happen? If we allow, then our struggle in the future will not be for any pay or perks or promotion or pensionary benefits, but it will be for our salary!

 

12 Mar 14: Temorary Advances: As per letter issued by DGM CSC Mumbai, the request for Temporary advances are to be made latest by 20/03/2014 as thereafter it will not be processed through ERP due to account closure i.e The temporary advances will not be granted from 21/03/2014 to 31/03/2014 and bills against all sanctioned Temporary Advances are to be submitted latest by 31/03/2014. Letter <<<>>>

 

12 Mar 14: Maharashtra Circle published list of 100 longest stayed SDEs in Maharashtra Circle, out of which probably 25 names will be intimated to BSNL CO for posting as substitute to SDEs completing All India Hard Tenures and requesting for transfer & posting in Maharashtra Circle. Letter   <<<>>>

The age and stay counted in this letter is as on 31/03/2015 i.e. last date of next financial year and hence all the names appearing in this list will be considered for posting substitute as above. The female comrades are not posted to Hard Tenure stations except willing comrades and hence actual operation of list will be by excluding female comrades. No doubt, there will be and are mistakes in the list and hence all DS and specifically concerned comrades appearing in this list are requested to go through the list, check the details and intimate about any addition, deletion or modification in list through proper channel latest by 22/03/2014 to AGM Staff Mumbai. Once data is sent to BSNL CO then corrections may not be possible, transfer orders once issued by BSNL CO are normally not cancelled except specific reasons, and hence all comrades are requested to act in time. 

 

12 Mar 14:Meeting of Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations on 10.03.2014:  The Forum met on 10.03.2014 and reviewed the status of various issues like BSNL & MTNL merger, 78.2% IDA fitment for pensioners, formation of subsidiary for tower, 30% superannuation to BSNL recruits, pension contribution on actual basic, etc. Decisions <<<>>>

 

11 Mar 14: After Forcible reliving for Tenure stations, now Circle Office issued orders for forcible reliving to non tenure stations. As per this order, SSA Heads are instructed to relive 21 JTO & 18 SDEs from tenure/Non tenure stations to tenure stations latest by 15/03/2014 and thereafter also if these officers are not relived by SSA Heads, then Circle office will implement transfer orders from ERP by stopping salary of the officers under transfer from present SSA till their joining to transferred SSA. This will give relief to majority of comrades who have requested for own cost transfers & waiting for their reliving to choice station, but were not relived by SSA heads for months/ years together by quoting different reasons and mainly on name of shortage of executives. With this about all pending transfer orders issued by Maharashtra Circle and not implemented for different reasons, will be implemented and no transfer order will be pending for any reason and now circle office can consider request transfers of other comrades mainly working at non tenure stations. Letter <<<>>>

 

11 Mar 14: After taking sufficient time of about two months, AGM Staff Mumbai endorsed the BSNL CO letter clarifying joining date on promotion as SDE and directed SSA Heads to act accordingly for correcting date of joining. Letter <<<>>>

 

11 Mar 14: AGM BW-I BSNL CO calls for APRs of 89 SDE Civil for regular promotion as EE Civil. Letter <<<>>>

 

11 Mar 14: BSNL increased monthly rental of Broadband Modems by Rs. 20 to Rs 30 and increase will be effective from 01/04/2014. Order <<<>>>

 

 8 Mar 14: Draft Transfer Policy for considering Request Transfers mainly from Non Tenure Stations: After basic preparation for about seven months at different levels, AGM Staff Mumbai issued draft transfer policy for considering request transfers of executives within Maharashtra Circle and called for views of associations before its implementation with period of seven days. Letter <<<>>>

It is important here that Maharashtra Circle is implementing the Tenure transfer policy very smoothly and in uniform manner& there is nothing new in this draft, but there is no uniform transfer policy for considering request transfers from non tenure stations. Present GM HR/A Mumbai and CGMT MH Circle have assured throughout last year for finalization of such uniform transfer policy and after long exercise of seven months same has been put on papers. All comrades are requested to go through this draft transfer policy and submit their views to DS SNEA(I) concerned, who will submit consolidated views of his SSA to SNEA(I) MH latest by 13/03/2014 so that same can be submitted to Circle management on 14/03/2014. Finalization of uniform Transfer policy for non tenure stations will give not only give way for request transfers from Non Tenure stations which have been kept pending by circle management for last one year period, but also will bring transparency & uniformity in considering request transfer from Non Tenure stations.

8 Mar 14:  Highly Successful Day long dharana programme at PGMT Pune: In support of different demands raised by SNEA(I) CHQ, all the comrades of SNEA(I) Pune have actively participated in Full Day Dharana and expressed their anguish against adamant stand taken by BSNL management on HR as well as development issues. Through this day long dharana strong unity of comrades has given clear single to the management about strong sentiments of executives on these long pending issues. The huge gathering was addressed by our active DS Com.Bharat Sonawane, Com.S.P.Sonawane CWC Member, Com.S.M.Chand DP Pune, Com.Virendra Chaudhari JS Pune MH Circle Com.S.N.Birhade Branch Sec.( Civil )from SNEA(I) Pune. Com.Nageshkumar Nalawade DS &  Circle President  BSNLEU Com.Suhas Shah LCM Leader NFTE ,Com. Dilip Jagdale DS NFTE Pune & ACS NFTE MH Circle also addressed the gatherings during demonstrations and gave their support to the demands raised by SNEA (I). The awareness among the comrades has reaching higher level day by day and active participation of all comrades shows, their determination to continue the agitational programme till the managements resolves these issues. Photos <<<>>>

          SNEA (I) Pune  congratulates all the members for their active participation and making this programme highly successful and conveys thanks to one & all for their active & mass support to this agitational call. We also convey special thanks to the executives & non executives and their leaders who have supported this call regardless their membership. Comrades we are proud of you, and with this strong unity, in days to come, we will be successful in settlement of all our demands. Keep it up comrades and intensify the struggle by maintaining same tempo and spirit.

SNEA (I) Pune  conveys sincere thanks and  special gratitude towards the  our members, and activists who have actively  participated in the day long dharana programme. The District Office bearers and active members which includes Com. D.R.Bhogade ADS, Com.Mahanand Gaikwad ADS,Com.Satish Alandkar VP, Com.R.V.Jadhav DT, Com.R.S. Dalvi OS(West),Com.S.G.Kadam OS(Central), Com.M.W. Kulkarni OS(Mobile), Com.Kunchage OS(East), Com.B.B.Dhage OS(Rural), Com.M.G.Jadhav OS(CHD), Com.R.L.Vyawahare OS(Mobile), and active members Com.D.B.Baravkar Ex.DS, Com.B.K.Walkoli Ex.DS, Com.R.S.Saklikar Ex. JS Pune MH Circle, Com.A.H.Waghmare Ex. DP and many more. 

The lunch hour demonstration was actively organised by our young and dynamic team which includes Com.Mahanand Gaikwad ADS,Com.Satish Alandkar VP, Com.R.S.Dalvi OS(West),Com.S.G.Kadam OS(Central),Com.M.W.Kulkarni OS(Mobile), active member Com.Nitin Pise ,Com.Nitin Kulkarni. DS SNEA (I) Pune once again appealed  all the comrades to take active part in this  next part agitational programme “ Relay Hunger strike “ which will be held on 19/03/2014, 20/03/2014, 21/03/2014 & make it grand success by 100 % participation of members. Fight with the management with true spirit and full devotion,definitely we will win the battle. SNEA (I) Zindabad. BSNL Zindabad. Our Unity Zindabad!!!

6 Mar 14: Full Day Dharana, Today: In second stage of agitational programme as per call given by SNEA(I) CHQ all the comrades of SNEA(I) Pune will participate in today’s Full Day Dharana on Thursday i.e.6 March 2014, with Lunch Hour demonstrations at New Admn. Building,Opp. Hotel Panchami, Pune. SNEA(I) Pune appeals all comrades to come forward and participate in mass and make this agitational programme a grand success so that BSNL management will realise heat of the unrest among the BSNL executives due to non settlement of long pending & genuine demands. 

 

5 Mar 14: Meeting with the nodal GMs on the issues raised in our notice dated 10.02.2014 and 25.02.2014:  As per the letter dated 27.02.2014 from SR Cell, GS, President, Com. Vivek Wankhede, AGS and Com. A. A. Khan, CS BSNL CO had a detailed discussion with BSNL management on the issues raised in the notice dated 10.02.2014 and 25.02.2014. Management side represented by GM (SR), GM (Pers), GM (Estt), GM (FP), GM (Rest) and DGM (SR).

Detailed discussion took place on the following demands:

1.     Replace existing non standard pay scales by standard pay scales of E2, E3, E4 etc for JTO/JAOs, SDE/AOs and equivalent cadres up to SG JAG.  No demotion of the basic cadres JTO/JAO, SDE/AO.

2.     Implement Time Bound Functional promotion between 4 to 6 years as per the terms and conditions for absorption in BSNL analogous to CPSU cadre hierarchy with first Time Bound promotion uniformly after 4 years w.e.f. 01.10.2000.

3.     30% superannuation benefits to BSNL recruited employees as per the agreement between the Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations and the BSNL Mgt on 12.06.2012.

4.     Dismantling BSNL by constituting subsidiary tower Company:

5.     Abject and unpardonable failure of BSNL Management in not responding to deadly emerging challenges that growth of Company faces, particularly its potential broadband business segment, from its competitors, particularly Reliance- Jio venture.

6.     Pension contribution by BSNL on actual basic pay instead of on maximum

7.     Discriminating BSNL in the context of not allowing it to trade and share spectrum

8.     Promotion from JTO(T) to SDE(T) under 67% quota for the vacancy years 2009-10 onwards, JAO to AO promotions, holding of LDCE from JTO(T) to SDE(T) against 33% quota for the vacancy years 2010-11 onwards, SDE to DE promotions in all streams, DE to DGM promotions.

9.     Settlement of long pending pay anomalies i) Pay protection during officiating promotion till the implementation of TBP ii) Antedating of increment iii) Senior drawing less pay than Junior after promotions.

10.            Increase the number of Management Trainees (Intl) from the proposed 150 to a minimum of 300 and take expeditious action to complete the recruitment process.

            The meeting lasted for more than two hours. During the meeting, Assn made the stand clear on all the issues to the Mgt side. Mgt side explained their stand on the issues as usual. The issues raised in the letter dated 25.02.2014 related to Govt will be referred to DoT for further actions. On the query why management is not implementing E2, E3, E4 etc pay scales when the financial implication is minimum and no financial implications for the Executives working as on 31.12.2006, Mgt had no convincing answer.

            Comrades, Management is in no mood to implement the standard pay scales or settling the other issues in a time bound manner. Gear up for the full day Dharna on 06.03.2014 and relay hunger strike on 19th March onwards.

 

5 Mar 14: Updates on confirmation in JTO Cadre: The over delayed file for confirmation of about 300 JTOs in Maharashtra Circle has been cleared within a day by CGMT MH Circle and now the confirmation orders are expected within a day or two.

 5 Mar 14: AGM Staff Mumbai clarifies that VRS of the officers under transfer to tenure stations are not to be entertained by non tenure SSA Heads without approval of competent authority and same are to be entertained by tenure SSA Heads after implementation of transfers.

Letter <<<>>> .

It is important here that AGM Staff Mumbai has cleverly forgotten that his own office has started such wrong practices by dealing with such delayed VRS applications and best & classic example of such a wrong tradition is official drama of VRS application by of Com. S.R.Hole DE Pune and it’s out of rules entertainment by Circle office. When VRS of Com. Hole is being entertained by violating said guidelines quoted in this letter, then AGM Staff Mumbai & his office has no morale right to issue such stringent guidelines in biased manner. Also, such stringent steps will give nothing as positive outcome but it will direct wastage of lakhs of rupees of BSNL on transfer grants & TA/DA of officers seeking VRS under compulsions. The best option to deal with such VRS is to accept such VRS at working SSA and not to entertain it’s withdrawal of VRS at any condition except in case officer joins tenure stations. SNEA (I) MH will take up this issue with Circle Management for amicable solution to safeguard interest of officers seeking VRS on such compulsory transfers and at the same time to save lakhs of rupees of BSNL on avoidable and unwanted expenditures.  

 

 5 Mar 14: AGM Staff Mumbai in a letter addressed to GM Fin Mumbai, informs that no substitute will be posted in case of leave of any PA/PS and leave to PA/PS is to be sanctioned with local arrangements. Letter <<<>>>

 

 5 Mar 14: DGM HR Mumbai clarifies that amount of brief case for below JAG level Gr A officers with E4 Scales is Rs. 1600 and not Rs. 2500 as per present provision available in ERP. Letter <<<>>>

  

4 Mar 14: Forum of BSNL Unions / Associations writes to Ms. Geeta Rau, ED (F)& Chairman HLC on Superannuation Benefits, BSNL CO, New Delhi regarding issues related to provision of Superannuation Benefits to BSNL appointed employees. Forum will be meeting the HLC later to present the case. Copy <<<>>>

 

 4 Mar 14:  JTO to SDE promotion case at Hon CAT, Ernakulam: The urgent petition filed by SNEA(I) in the Hon CAT for urgent hearing of the case came up for arguments today. After hearing our arguments for vacating the stay on promotion Hon.CAT posted the case for final disposal on 24/03/2014.

 

 4 Mar 14: DGM HR Mumbai issued procedure for payments of Newspaper Bills prior to Oct 2013, Payment of honorarium & stitching charges, Telephone/ Medical bills of retired employees in ERP. Letter <<<>>>

 

 4 Mar 14: Forum meeting on the important issues of merger of BSNL & MTNL and formation of subsidiary companies: Forum of BSNL Unions /Associations met at New Delhi on 03.03.2014 and discussed the issue. After detailed discussion Forum meeting unanimously decided to call upon  the employees to go on ”Immediate Lightning Indefinite Strike", if the government takes arbitrary decision to merge BSNL and MTNL, without settling the critical issues of market liability of MTNL, disinvestment and HR issues, or decides to bifurcate BSNL and to form a subsidiary tower company.

 

 4 Mar 14:  Forum meeting on 30% superannuation benefits to BSNL directly recruited employees: The Forum meeting on 03.03.2014 discussed the issue further and reiterated its earlier stand that BSNL should contribute 30% towards superannuation benefit to the directly recruited employees, as per the DPE/Govt orders. The meeting decided to meet the ED (Fin)/Chairman of the committee in this regard. The meeting decided to submit a memorandum to the Higher Level Committee.

 2 March 14:  Lunch Hour Demonstrations at O/O PGMT Pune as per call given by Forum of BSNL Unions & Associations: In response to urgent call for the Lunch Hour Demonstration by Forum of BSNL Unions & Associations to oppose the proposal of Merger of BSNL and MTNL and Formation of Companies bifurcating BSNL, hundreds of comrades of Pune SSA  participated in the lunch hour demonstrations held on 28/02/2014 at O/O PGMT Pune, Opp. Hotel Panchami,Satara Road,Pune . Comrades of the Unions and Associations registered their protest against the proposal of the Government for merger of BSNL and MTNL without solving serious issues like Disinvestment, Pension, Pay Scales and other HR issues as also on the formation of companies out of BSNL, like tower, land assets etc.

 The huge gathering was addressed by Com.Bharat Sonawane DS SNEA Pune , Com.S.C.Patil DS AIBSNLEA Pune, Com.Sandip Gunjkar BSNLEU, Com.Rasal NFTE, Com.S.P.Sonawane CWCM SNEA MH Circle,Com. Bhanudas Kolte BSNLEU and Com.Ganesh Bhoj BSNLEU. SNEA (I) Pune  conveys sincere thanks and  special gratitude towards the  all activists who have actively  participated in the lunch hour demonstrations and made it 100% successful. 

The lunch hour demonstration was actively organised by Com.Shashank Iyer DP BSNLEU Pune , Com.Ganesh Bhoj BSNLEU Pune and the SNEA Pune leaders which includes Com.Virendra Chaudhari JS Pune MH Circle, Com.S.M.Chand DP SNEA Pune,Com.Mahanand Gaikwad ADS,Com.R.V.Jadhav DT , Com.R.S.Dalvi OS(West),Com.S.G.Kadam OS(Central),Com.M.W.Kulkarni OS(Mobile), active member Com.Nitin Pise ,Com.Nitin Kulkarni, Com.A.H.Waghmare.

1 Mar 14:  BSNL CO issued revised scheme & syllabus for LICE to fill up JAO post under 40% & 10% quota wherein examination will be held for total 800 marks with two papers, negative marking scheme and minimum marks for qualifying examination as 37% for OC candidates and 30% for SC/ST candidates.Letter <<<>>> 

1 Mar 14:  CAO ERP Mumbai issued detailed procedure to be followed for Fuel advance –Petro Cards /Fleet Cards till Fuel Module is activated in SAP. Copy  <<<>>> 

 

1 Mar 14:  EPF holders will get Permanent Account Number shortly. Media news <<<>>>  

 

28 Feb 14: SNEA (I) Pune whole heartedly Congratulates all the members of BSNL pariwar those who are having  superannuation retirement today & wish them and their family members "A very Happy, peaceful & Long Retired life”.

            SNEA Pune  salutes for their sincerity, dedication and affection towards BSNL.Comrades best wishes for your new inning in long & happy retired life.

 

28 Feb 14:  DGM HR Mumbai writes to Chief Electoral Officer Maharashtra State on exemption of Staff & vehicles of BSNL from election duties. Letter <<<>>> 

27 Feb 14: Meeting of GS/SNEA(I) with Joint Secretary / DPE and Consultant / DPE: After meeting of NCOA with Secretary / DPE, GS/SNEA(I) had a one to one meeting with Joint Secretary / DPE on following Issues specifically relating to BSNL.

A.   Extending of standard IDA pay scales of E2, E3 etc for executives in BSNL: Jt Secy was categorical in mentioning that DPE would not digress from its stand that CPSUs should have in place only standard IDA pay scales approved by the government on the basis of recommendations of 2nd PRC.

B.     Antedating of increment: Joint Secretary / DPE informed that in order to overcome the anomaly on this account, many CPSUs have switched over to increment date of July uniformly for everyone as has been done in case of Central government employees by shifting their date of increment to January. However, GS informed Joint Secretary / DPE that in the absence of any guidelines from DPE, BSNL management is not prepared to act accordingly. Joint Secretary / DPE asked GS to submit a representation on this issue and assured of very positive action to address this anomaly in BSNL as quickly as possible.

27 Feb 14: Meeting of NCOA office bearers with Secy/DPE on crucial issues of constitution of 3rd PRC for CPSUs, merger of 50% IDA with basic pay, review of existing criterion of PRP etc:  President NCOA, Comrade Ashok Rao, GS/NCOA, Com Baby Thomas, CHQ President/SNEA (I) and GS/SNEA (I) had a 45 minute detailed discussion with Secy/DPE, MS Kusumjit Sidhu, Joint Secy/DPE, Sh Ashok. K. Pavadia, Director, Sh M. Subarayan and consultant Sh Sayeed Naqvi on following critical issues concerning employees of CPSUs.

A.    Constitution of 3rd PRC with appropriate terms of reference: We urged upon Secretary / DPE to initiate action towards constitution of 3rd PRC for officers of CPSUs on the lines of 7th CPC constituted by government for Central govt. employees. Secretary / DPE mentioned normally such decisions in principle are to be taken by the Cabinet and that any such initiative shall have to be taken only after new government takes over. However, she assured that in the meantime DPE would make adequate ground preparation on this issue.

B.     Merger of 50% IDA with basic: Secretary / DPE fully assured that DPE would initiate appropriate action on this issue very quickly so that at the very start of the new government the issue is placed for consideration and approval of the government.

C.    Review of existing criterion for Performance Related Pay: We apprised secy/DPE that existing criterion for PRP is flawed and needs review. Secy/DPE mentioned that she would examine the entire issue and find out what best can be done to address our concern

27 Feb 14:  Maharashtra Circle issued orders for Field training of LICE qualified TTA candidates undergoing JTO training at RTCC Pune & RTCC Nagpur  wherein all candidates are allotted same SSA where they were last working as TTAs.  Letter <<<>>> 

27 Feb 14:  In action to speed up the process of DPC for JAO/AAO to AO promotions, BSNL CO issued instructions for advance preparations at Circle level by complying ACRs for five years i.e. 2008-09 to 2012-13 and to send data to BSNL CO latest by 30/04/2014.  Letter <<<>>>

 

27 Feb 14:  BSNL CO delegated powers to CGMs of respective Circles to decide working hours of CSCs (Customer Service Centres).  Letter <<<>>> 

 

26 Feb 14:  Lunch Hour Demonstrations at O/O PGMT Pune : As per call by given by SNEA(I) CHQ, hundreds of comrades of Pune SSA  participated in the lunch hour demonstrations held on 25/02/2014 at O/O PGMT Pune, Opp. Hotel Panchami,Satara Road,Pune  & registered the strong protest against undue delay in settlement of long pending genuine demands. The huge gathering was addressed by our active DS Com.Bharat Sonawane, Com.S.P.Sonawane CWC Member, Com.S.M.Chand DP Pune, Com.Virendra Chaudhari JS Pune MH Circle Com.S.N.Birhade Branch Sec.( Civil )from SNEA(I) Pune. Com.Nageshkumar Nalawade DS &  Circle President also addressed the gatherings during demonstrations and gave their support to the demands raised by SNEA (I). Com.Balsaraf, Com.Amit Joshi of NFTE Pune extended their support for the demonstrations. SNEA (I) Pune  conveys sincere thanks and  special gratitude towards the  our members, and activists who have actively  participated in the lunch hour demonstrations. The District Office bearers and active members which includes Com. D.R.Bhogade ADS, Com.Mahanand Gaikwad ADS,Com.Satish Alandkar VP, Com.R.V.Jadhav DT, Com.R.S. Dalvi OS(West),Com.S.G.Kadam OS(Central), Com.M.W. Kulkarni OS(Mobile), Com.Kunchage OS(East), Com.B.B.Dhage OS(Rural), Com.M.G.Jadhav OS(CHD), Com.R.L.Vyawahare OS(Mobile), and active members Com.D.B.Baravkar Ex.DS, Com.B.K.Walkoli Ex.DS, Com.R.S.Saklikar Ex. JS Pune MH Circle, Com.A.H.Waghmare Ex. DP and many more.  The lunch hour demonstration was actively organised by our young and dynamic team which includes Com.Mahanand Gaikwad ADS,Com.Satish Alandkar VP, Com.R.S.Dalvi OS(West),Com.S.G.Kadam OS(Central),Com.M.W.Kulkarni OS(Mobile), active member Com.Nitin Pise ,Com.Nitin Kulkarni. DS SNEA (I) Pune once again appealed  all the comrades to take active part in this 2nd part agitational programme “ Day long Dharana on date 06/03/2014 “ & make it grand success by 100 % participation of members. Fight with the management with true spirit and full devotion,definitely we will win the battle.

Photos By Com. Girish sonar jto nib ……..Lunch Hour demonstrations 25/02/2014.  <<<>>>  

25 Feb 14:  Lunch Hour Demonstrations on today i.e. 25/02/2014:  In response to agitation call by given by SNEA(I) CHQ, comrades of Pune SSA will participate in the lunch hour demonstrations on 25/02/2014 at O/O PGMT Pune, Opp. Hotel Panchami,Satara Road,Pune 411009 & will register the strong protest against undue delay in settlement of long pending genuine demands. Comrades SNEA(I) Pune reached to you by SMS & calls from District office bearers of SNEA(I) Pune,let us reciprocate by giving your 100% participations. Fight with the management with true spirit and full devotion,definitely we will win the battle.

SNEA (I) Pune once again appeals all the comrades to take active part in this agitational programme & make it grand success by 100 % participation of members.

24 Feb 14: Comrades, all SNEA members are requested to attend  for the lunch hour demonstration on 25.02.14 at 13.3o hrs at O/O PGMT Pune

Demands:

1.   Replace existing non standard pay scales by standard pay scales of E2, E3, E4 etc for JTO/ JAOs, SDE/AOs and equivalent cadres up to SGJAG. No demotion of the basic cadres JTO / JAO, SDE / AO.

2.  Implement Time Bound Functional promotion between 4 to 6 years as per the terms and conditions for absorption in BSNL analogous to CPSU cadre hierarchy with first Time Bound promotion uniformly after 4 years w.e.f. 01.10.2000.

3.  30% superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited employees as per the agreement between the Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations and the BSNL Mgt on 12.06.2012.

4.  Promotion from JTO(T) to SDE(T) under 67% quota for the vacancy years 2009-10 onwards, JAO to AO promotions, holding of LDCE from JTO(T) to SDE(T) against 33% quota for the vacancy years 2010-11 onwards, SDE to DE promotions in all streams, DE to DGM promotions.

5.  Settlement of long pending pay anomalies i) Pay protection during officiating promotion till the implementation of TBP ii) Antedating of increment iii) Senior drawing less pay than Junior after promotions.

6.  Increase the number of Management Trainees (Intl) from the proposed 150 to a minimum of 300 and take expeditious action to complete the recruitment process.

 

22 Feb 14: 9th  EXECUTIVE BODY MEETING OF SNEA (I) PUNE  District:  As per call given by Com. Bharat Sonawane , DS SNEA (I) Pune, Executive Body Meeting  was held on 21st  February 2014 at  TRC Club, MHS Bhavan  under Presidentship of Com.S.M.Chand DP SNEA(I) Pune. The meeting was called for following agenda points.

1. Preparation of agitational programme launched by SNEA(I)

2. Collection of subscriptions from members.  

3. Any other items with permission of the chair.

The following  SNEA (I) leaders  attended and addressed the Meeting,

1.         Com. S M Chand, District President , SNEA(I), Pune,

2 .         Com. S.P.Sonawane CWC Member , SNEA(I), MH Circle

3.   Com. Virendra Chaudhari, Jt. Secretary Pune, SNEA(I), MH Circle

4.    Com.Bharat Sonawane DS SNEA(I) Pune.  

Meeting was also attended by the District Office Bearers including Com.S.D.Alandkar VP SNEA(I) Pune, Com.Mahanand Gaikwad ADS SNEA(I) Pune,Com.D.R.Bhogade ADS SNEA(I) Pune, Com.R.V.Jadhav DT SNEA(I) Pune, Com.B.B.Dhage OS Rural, Com.R.S.Dalvi OS West, Com.M.W.Kulkarni OS Mobile,Com.M.G.Jadhav OS (CHD&RTTC) Com.S.V.Deshpande Br.President CIVIL, Com.S.N.Birhade Br. Secretary, Com.Vijay Yadav Br. Treasurer, Com.Khot Br. Exe.Member, Com.Patil Br.Exe.Member,Com.Bhadane,Com.Nankar our active members of SNEA(I) Pune.

In the beginning,  Com.S.M.Chand DP SNEA(I) Pune.briefed the agenda of the meeting and included the item of suggestion on transfer policy. He appealed all the members for successful conduction of agitational call given by SNEA(I) CHQ. He also appealed all the members to pay their outstanding dues in time.

Com.V.R.Chaudhari, Jt. Sec Pune MH Circle in his speech expressed his views and suggested to ensure 100 % participation in the agitational programme. He also briefed about the activities at Circle level on his visit to circle office alongwith DP & DS on 13/02/2014.

Com.S.P.Sonawane, CWC Member MH Circle in his speech elobarated the activities at CHQ and about forthcoming agitational call given by SNEA(I) CHQ, he recalled CWC meeting at Patna and discussions on pending HR issues. He also highlighted on Inter-SSA non-tenure transfer policy.

Com. Bharat Sonawane, DS Pune in his speech explained activities at Pune SSA including HR and developmental issues in Pune SSAwhich includes recent posting of DEs and problems faced by members after implementation of ERP.In his detailed speech on forthcoming agitational programme launched by SNEA(I) CHQ on non settlement of HR issues like Non-implementation of standard pay scales E2,E3 to JTO/JAO,SDE/AO….., 1st TBP after completion of 4 years w.e.f. 01/10/2000, 30% superannuation benefits to BSNL rect. Executives, various DPCs, Immediate rect. Of Intl MT with enhancement of post from 150 to 300 etc. He also explained role of SNEA(I) Pune  on non-tenure transfers. On the issue of collection of outstanding dues of subscription from members, he appealed all the DoB to collect the dues from members. After implementation  ERP in MH Circle, AXIS Bank stopped deduction of subscription from accounts of our members. Lastly he appealed all to show the strength of SNEA(I) Pune in agitatinal programme launched by SNEA(I).

It is great privilege & matter of pride for  SNEA (I) Pune 5 new members joined SNEA (I) Pune at a time by submitting their membership form and became the part of SNEA family thereby increasing the strength of SNEA (I) Pune.

The details of newly joined members are as follows:

1.Com.G.S.Waghmare SDE

2.Com.Rajesh N.Wange SDE(Civil)

3.Com.Ravinder Kumar Raina SDE

4.Com.Mrs. Pawar JTO(Civil)

5.Com.Mrs.Bahulikar JTO(Civil)

By the joining of three members from Civil, now the membership of SNEA Pune has remarkably increased.Now SNEA(I) Civil & Electrical branch Pune will be of 20 executives.SNEA(I) Pune salutes sincere efforts of  all SNEA(I) Civil branch members.

Com.D.R.Bhogade ADS expressed vote of thanks and once again appealed the members to gather at O/O PGMT Pune on date 25/02/2014 at 13.30 Hrs for lunch hour demonstrations as per call given by SNEA(I) CHQ.

21 Feb 14:  Meeting with Sri Narayana Samy, Hon MoS for Personnel, PG & Pension: GS, CHQ President, AGS and Com M Gopinathan, CS/TN Circle met Sri V. Narayana Samy on 20.02.2014 at his residence and discussed about the Pension contribution to DoT on actual basic instead of maximum of the pay scale. DoT strongly recommended the proposal and DoP&PW agreed to this proposal earlier. However, DoP&PW changed its stand later on when MTNL pension issue came up and communicated to DoT that BSNL has to pay the pension contribution on the maximum of the pay scale. BSNL is paying around 300 Cores in excess as pension contribution to DoT. The pension contribution on actual basic pay is very important as one of the main hurdle for standard pay scales of E2, E3 etc is this issue.

After discussion, Hon MoS assured that he will direct the Secretary, Dept of Personnel to re-examine the matter. Association submitted a detailed memorandum also to the Hon MOS. Copy of memorandum <<<>>>

20 Feb 14:  BSNL CO issued orders for looking after arrangement of IFA to CGMT Maharashtra Circle and Shri. M. N. Punde, GM Fin Pune will look after the charge of Circle IFA during leave period of Mrs. Marina George, Sr GM Fin Mumbai i.e. up to 31/05/2014. Letter <<<>>>

20 Feb 14:  BSNL CO introduced ‘New General Plan’ to be effective from 25/02/2014 under Prepaid Mobile services with MRP Rs. 103 and validity of 180 days. Letter <<<>>>

20 Feb 14: Best Wishes for the H.S.C Examination -2014 :  SNEA(I),Pune Branch  Conveys best wishes to the wards of BSNL Pariwar those who are appearing  for the H.S.C Examination 2014 commencing from today i.e.20th February 2014.

19 Feb 14:  BSNL CO constituted a Higher Power Committee with seven members which will be headed by ED (Fin) BSNL to relook & reassess the issues related to 30 % superannuation benefits to DR employees and  Pay Parity/loss to DR JTOs/JAOs. The HPC will have to submit its recommendations within period of one month. Letter <<<>>>

 

19 Feb 14:  Meeting with Shri. Anupam Shrivastav, Director CM/Fin BSNL Board in Mumbai: Shri. Anupam Shrivastav, Director CM BSNL Board having additional charge of Director Finance attended & addressed the West Zone meeting at Conference Hall, BSNL Admn Building, Santacruz (W) Mumbai. Taking this opportunity, delegation of SNEA(I) Maharashtra led by Com. V.J.Bhandirge, JS HQ SNEA(I) MH Mumbai along with CS, Com. S.B.Bhosale, CT, SNEA(I) MH, Com. S.V.Pawar, DP SNEA(I) Mumbai, Com. Anil Dubey, DS SNEA(I) Mumbai  gave warm welcome with beautiful bouquets to Shri. Anupam Shrivastav and congratulated him on his selection as CMD BSNL. We shared with him how we missed him in open session of Circle Conference of SNEA (I) Maharashtra held in Goa. He also shared same feeling and conveyed that though his tour was finalized for Goa, at last moment it was cancelled due to emergency meeting & hence could not attend the Open Session physically, but reminded that he has sent special message for meeting.

Delegation then presented representation to Shri. Anupam Shrivastav, Director CM on various Development & HR issues of BSNL in general and Maharashtra Circle in particular. Shri. A.V.Kulkarni, CGMT MH Circle was also part of meeting and supported majority of the issues raised by SNEA (I) MH delegation and also submitted his views & feedback on the important issues. Shri. Shrivastav, Director CM was in cheerful mood and was seen very optimistic on the growth & development of BSNL. He specifically mentioned that his target of growth is not just revenue but also his aim & target is to have proper wage revision for all the employees & officers in BSNL in second PRC and appealed for initiatives with active contribution by each and every staff & officer in BSNL for same. He further added that in coming days BSNL will regain its glorious history with various activities initiated by BSNL management with support of all. We have detail discussion on various HR & growth issues and Shri. Shrivastav shared his views with us by giving sufficient time even though he was having very tight & busy schedule throughout the day.     

Copy of representation <<<>>>

Details of discussions <<<>>>

Photos of meeting <<<>>>

19 Feb 14:  BSNL CO issued instructions to Circle Heads with specific copy to CGMT Kerla Circle regarding submitting of affidavits in Hon. Courts, procedure for approval of vetting such draft affidavits from legal cell BSNL CO etc. Letter  <<<>>>

17 Feb 14:JTO to SDE promotion case at Hon CAT, Ernakulam: The urgent petition filed by SNEA(I) in the Hon CAT for urgent hearing of the case came up for arguments today. Since division bench was not sitting, it came up before the single judge. The bench posted the matter for hearing on 04.03.2014 before the division bench as earlier decision was taken by the division bench.

 

17 Feb 14: 147 case at Hon Supreme Court of India: The case came up for hearing today. The applicants last week itself filed an application seeking time to file the rejoinder. Our lawyer strongly opposed the move before the court mentioning that meanwhile BSNL is going to promote them in view of the interim status quo order. On that Hon bench observed that in case of their promotion, file contempt and given 4 weeks time to file the rejoinders in all the four SLPs. The SLP will be heard after 4 weeks.

14 Feb 14: Highly Successful Special Interactive Session/Meeting at RTCC Pune: By sensing availability of SNEA(I) MH leaders at Pune, with special initiatives of Com. Bharat Sonawane, DS SNEA(I) Pune, Com. Prayag Pisal, DS SNATTA Pune,  a special meeting cum interactive session was arranged in Training Hall, RTCC Pune at 1700 hrs on 05/02/2014. This interactive session was organized by active members of SNATTA Com. Ulhas Morankar and his team including Com. Mahesh Chakote, Com.Suhas Swami, Com.Sandip Shastri, Com.Sunil Rokade. This meeting was attended & addressed by the following leaders. 

1.     Com. S.M. Chand, DP, SNEA (I), Pune,

2.     Com. D.P.Shivane, Principal RTCC Pune,

3.     Com. S.V. Bhad, CP, SNEA(I), MH Circle,

4.     Com. M.S. Adasul CS, SNEA(I), MH Circle

5.     Com. S.P. Sonawane, CWCM, SNEA(I), MH Circle,

6.     Com. Virendra Chaudhari, JS Pune, SNEA(I), MH Circle,

7.     Com. Shailesh Dhande, CP SNATTA MH,

8.     Com. Amit Kulkarni, CS SNATTA MH,

9.     Com. Bharat Sonawane DS SNEA (I) Pune,

10.  Com. Sunil Rane, DP SNEA (I) ITPC Pune.

Ø The jam packed hall, more than 160 comrades mainly trainees undergoing the JTO training at RTCC Pune,  comrades from RTCC & ITPC Pune including Com.M.G.Jadhav OS(CHD&RTTC) SNEA(I) Pune, Com.M.W.Kulkarni OS(Mobile), Com.R.S.Sakhlikar  Ex.JT Pune,SNEA(I) MH Circle attended the meeting with full enthusiasm and energy. All the guest were given warm welcome by different District Secretaries & activists of SNATTA presently undergoing JTO training at Pune.

Ø In welcome address Com. Bharat Sonawane, DS SNEA (I) Pune narrated the house about the idea of this special meeting and action taken on part of SNEA (I) Pune & Maharashtra to overcome the difficulties faced by the trainees start from conducting training classes for LICE to allotment of training centers and arrangements during training at RTCC Pune. 

Ø Com. Shailesh Dhande, CP SNATTA MH Circle narrated his experience and struggle on the platform of SNATTA and how the name SNATTA itself has helped them to overcome different difficulties faced by the TTA comrades in resolving general issues. He categorically mentioned the unity of TTA comrades under the banner of SNATTA and its usefulness in carrier progression of all the comrades.

Ø Com. Amit Kulkarni, CS SNATTA MH Circle addressed gathering wherein he made house aware about the recent difficulties faced by TTA comrades from LICE examination notification to training orders and how it was better experience for all TTA comrades in Maharashtra Circle to overcome these difficulties with active support of SNEA (I) at different level. 

Ø Com. Virendra Chaudhari JS Pune, SNEA (I) MH shared his experience and gave welcome to trainees in executive community and assured for total support from the platform of SNEA (I).

Ø Com. S.P. Sonawane, CWCM conveyed best wishes for the successful completion of training to all the trainees, shared working style of SNEA (I) at different levels and appealed comrades to come forward for growth of BSNL.

Ø Com. S.V.Bhad, CP SNEA(I) MH addressed gathering wherein he shared the efforts of SNEA(I) at different level for upliftment of executive community and how SNEA(I) differs from other associations in dealing with HR as well as development issues. He shared experience of different members while pursuing cases on the platform of SNEA(I) and categorically made house aware about the culture of SNEA(I) and how SNEA(I) is only association vigil on all HR as well as development issues. He gave brief idea about the proposed referendum for association verification, its impact on the executives, how its results will have much impact on the issue of Standard pay scales for executives & settlement of other HR issues.           

Ø Com. M.S.Adasul CS SNEA (I) MH in his speech congratulated all the comrades for their struggle on platform of SNATTA and achievement thereof and gave them warm welcome to executive community. He made house aware about the various responsibilities and steps to be taken on their long awaited entry in executive cadre as JTO. With classic examples he explained how the careless approach at any point may cause loss to individual as well as BSNL and appealed all comrades to be vigilant and active for better future of BSNL. In his marathon speech he shared his views on different issues like Financial viability of BSNL, Merger of BSNL/MTNL and issues thereof, scarcity of job opportunities in Market, action taken on platform of SNEA (I) in resolving issues like Standard Pay Scale, 30% superannuation befits, modification in JTO RR 2014, CPSU Cadre Hierarchy in BSNL, issues related to EPF, carrier progression in BSNL, fixation of seniority in JTO cadre etc.

Ø Com. S.M.Chand, DP SNEA (I) Pune presided over this special meeting & Com. Bharat Sonawane, DS SNEA (I) Pune nicely anchored the meeting.

Ø Thereafter in an Open Session, all the queries & doubts raised by trainees mainly on posting and carrier progression after completion of JTO training were satisfactorily replied by the leaders.

Ø The meeting which started at 1700 hrs concluded at 2030 hrs with slogans of Unity, SNEA Zindabad, and BSNL Zindabad after vote of thanks by Com.Nitin Pohare, Central Co-ordinator SNATTA & National Anthem.

Photos <<<>>> 

14 Feb 14: Online Temp Advance through ERP: With sincere efforts of all concerned officers in different units, the entire process of applying and granting temporary Advances has been successful and about 99% executives are able to get Temporary advances by online method within period of 2-3 days. Till someone has any issues in getting Temp Advances, he/she can directly contact to CSC (Central Settlement Cell) Mumbai on Telephone Number 022-26467615 or to Com. Om Prakash Jangid ,AO CSC Mumbai on Mob No. 9423991989 in case of no reply on said landline.

 

14 Feb 14: BSNL CO clarified that Powers for closure of Exchanges with less than 10 DELs are with SSA Heads and immediate action is to be taken on this matter along with surrender of such Exchange buildings on rentals with bimonthly report to BSNL CO. All concerned DS & Circle Office Bearers of SNEA (I) MH are requested to look into matter and take up issue with concerned SSA Heads so as to save non productive expenditure of BSNL. Letter <<<>>>

 

13 Feb 14: AO (FC) Mumbai calls for Vigilance Report in respect of 77 JAOs for next spell of Looking After AO promotions. Letter <<<>>>

 

14 Feb 14: BSNL CO issued corrigendum for JTO Induction training thereby allowing departmental candidates possessing Bachelor or equivalent degree  in Telecommunication,  Electronics, Radio, Computer, Electrical, Information Technology Instrumentation discipline directly to Phase-I training. Letter <<<>>>

 

14 Feb 14: BSNL CO revised FMC(Fixed Monthly Charges) from present Rs. 180 to Rs. 195 thereby increase of Rs 15 per month for Customers having One India Plan & for General Plan Customers in Urban area having exchange capacity of more than 30000 lines. Letter <<<>>>

 

14 Feb 14: BSNL CO issued clarification for evaluating CGA (Compensate Ground Appointment) cases in view of revision of pay/pension after 2nd PRC. Letter <<<>>>

 

13 Feb 14: In a special letter addressed to specific SSA Heads, AGM (Staff) Mumbai has informed that CGMT MH has taken serious view on non reliving of JTOs & SDEs under transfer to tenure stations and ordered to relive all the officers latest by 15/02/2014 and further warns that in case of non implementation of these orders, the payment of these officers will be stopped by Circle Office through ERP. Letter <<<>>>

Let us hope big shot SSA Heads like PGMT Pune gives some respect to CGMT MH Circle and help in uniform implementation of transfer orders in Maharashtra Circle and mainly helps in reliving of no. of executives held up at tenure stations for years even after completion of tenure period just for want of substitute. It is fact that office of PGMT Pune has always taken “Pick & Choose Policy” in reliving officers and some officers who maintains unofficial “Good Book” of PGMT Pune healthy, are always given out of turn opportunity to be at Pune. It is shameful that in biased approach PGMT Pune has even relived officers whose transfer orders are issued recently to odd locations from Pune like Gadchiroli without any mercy & is still shielding officers like Shri. S.R. Hole, DE who is given choice posting at Circle Office Mumbai by cancelling his long stay transfer order issued before three years in SDE cadre for tenure station/s by playing different official/unofficial dramas & even low level politics like submitting VRS and not implementing it for months together. Hope, CGMT MH takes this matter in real serious sense and show courage to maintain dignity of his own office which is being continuously downgraded by PGMT Pune.

 Implementation of pending transfer orders will gave  a way for consideration of long pending request transfers of executives from non tenure stations who are waiting for last one year as Circle office has not considered a single request from non tenure station including request on grounds of completion of 58 years age or even request on spouse working grounds. In a series of discussions with management, we stressed on implementation of long pending transfer orders, but no proactive response received from management.  

10 Feb 14: SNEA(I) served notice for Trade Union actions on 10.02.14  View Notice Copy

 

Demands:

1.      Replace existing non standard pay scales by standard pay scales of E2, E3, E4 etc for JTO/JAOs, SDE/AOs and equivalent cadres up to SGJAG. No demotion of the basic cadres JTO / JAO, SDE / AO.

2.      Implement Time Bound Functional promotion between 4 to 6 years as per the terms and conditions for absorption in BSNL analogous to CPSU cadre hierarchy with first Time Bound promotion uniformly after 4 years w.e.f. 01.10.2000.

3.      30% superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited employees as per the agreement between the Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations and the BSNL Mgt on 12.06.2012.

4.      Promotion from JTO(T) to SDE(T) under 67% quota for the vacancy years 2009-10 onwards, JAO to AO promotions, holding of LDCE from JTO(T) to SDE(T) against 33% quota for the vacancy years 2010-11 onwards, SDE to DE promotions in all streams, DE to DGM promotions.

5.      Settlement of long pending pay anomalies i) Pay protection during officiating promotion till the implementation of TBP ii) Antedating of increment iii) Senior drawing less pay than Junior after promotions.

6.      Increase the number of Management Trainees (Intl) from the proposed 150 to a minimum of 300 and take expeditious action to complete the recruitment process.

Trade Union Programmes:

25.02.2014: Lunch Hour Demonstration at CHQ, Circle/SSA HQs.

06.03.2014: Full Day Dharana at CHQ, Circle / SSA HQs.

19.03.2014 to 21.03.2014:  Relay Hunger Strike at CHQ, Circle / SSA HQs.

 

Further course of Trade Union action will be intimated in due course.

Comrades, last few years, Association is struggling to resolve the long pending HR issues trough deliberations. Considering the stiff competition in the telecom field, as a responsible Association, we have resorted to great restraint, strictly following the path of negotiations, fully focusing on the growth and financial viability of the company. The Management appears to have exploited our concern for the prospects of the Company, in turn, closing its eyes on the genuine issues pending for a very long time. The lethargic attitude of the BSNL Management in looking at the serious issues, not to speak of resolving them, has left the Association with no other alternative but to serve notice for Trade Union actions demanding the immediate resolution of the issues. As per our Patna CWC decisions, we tried our level best to have a united struggle in the banner of United Forum but could not succeed. The proposed move to demote the basic cadres JTO/JAO to E1 scale and other major pending issues forced the Association to serve the notice.

7 Feb 14: VIBRANT AND HIGHLY MORAL BOOSTING EXECUTIVE BODY MEETING OF SNEA (I) PUNE & Opening of new Civil & Electrical Branch under SNEA(I) Pune Disstrict:  With an overwhelming response to the call given by Com. Bharat Sonawane , DS SNEA (I) Pune, Executive Body Meeting  was held on 5th February 2014 at lunch hours at TRC Club, MHS Bhavan  under Presidentship of Com.S.M.Chand DP SNEA(I) Pune. The meeting was specially called for formation of Civil & Electrical Branch under SNEA(I) Pune District.

The following prominent SNEA (I) leaders  attended and addressed the Meeting,

1.         Com. S M Chand, District President , SNEA(I), Pune,

2.    Com. S V Bhad , Circle President , SNEA(I), MH Circle,

3.         Com. M.S.Adsul Circle Secretary, SNEA(I), MH Circle

4 .         Com. S.P.Sonawane CWC Member , SNEA(I), MH Circle

5.   Com. Virendra Chaudhari, Jt. Secretary Pune, SNEA(I), MH Circle

6.    Com.Bharat Sonawane DS SNEA(I) Pune.

 

Meeting was also attended by the District Office Bearers including Com.S.D.Alandkar VP SNEA(I) Pune, Com.Mahanand Gaikwad ADS SNEA(I) Pune, Com.D.R.Bhogade ADS SNEA(I) Pune, Com.R.V.Jadhav DT SNEA(I) Pune, Com.B.B.Dhage OS Rural, Com.S.G.Kadam OS Central, Com.M.W.Kulkarni OS Mobile, Com.R.L.Vyavahare OS Mobile, Com.S.C.Kunchage OS East and our active members of SNEA(I) Pune. Last but not least, all esteemed members from Civil wing marked their presence to make it a grand success.

In the beginning, Dias was formed under Presidentship of Com.S.M.Chand DP SNEA(I) Pune.

Com. Bharat Sonawane, DS Pune in his speech explained purpose of opening new Civil & Electrical branch at Pune. The problems faced by Civil & Electrical Executives like non payment of salary, vendor payment etc. after implementation of ERP in MH Circle. He assured all the members that SNEA(I) is capable enough to resolve all the issues of Executives under the guidance of SNEA(I) MH Circle.

Com.V.R.Chaudhari, Jt. Sec Pune MH Circle in his speech expressed his views and suggested the gathering to keep faith in SNEA and gave his best wishes to the Civil & Electrical wings.

Com.S.P.Sonawane, CWC Member MH Circle in his speech elobarated the activities at CHQ and welcomed all the members of Civil wing on behalf of SNEA(I) CHQ.

Com.S.V.Bhad, CP SNEA(I) MH Circle in his speech updated the gathering about the tradition of the association and democratic way of passing resolutions at circle level meetings and requested Civil & Electrical comrades to become a part of development process by joining hands together at such meetings.

Com.M.S.Adsul , CS SNEA(I) MH Circle While addressing to the gathering in his marathon speech, updated all about the vital role played by this association in BSNL and updated about the issues including  issue of  non-payment of salary of some Executives in MH Circle after implementation of ERP, time bound scale up gradation of the Civil & Electrical executives and assured for all comrades for  settlement of all the  issues of Civil & Electrical wing. He also adviced not to compromise with the self respect of individuals.

 It is great privilege & matter of pride for SNEA (I) MH in general and SNEA (I) Pune in particular that Eleven new members joined SNEA (I) Pune at a time by submitting their membership form and became the part of SNEA family thereby increasing the strength of SNEA (I) Pune.

The details of newly joined members are as follows:

1.     Com. S,V,Deshpande SDE Civil

2.     Com. Santosh Bhalerao SDE Civil

3.     Com. Chetan Birari SDE Civil

4.     Com. Ram Naresh SDE Civil

5.     Com. Nale R.P. DE OFC Rural

6.     Com  N.B.H.Jadhav SDE Civil

7.     Com U.G.Kulkarni JTO Civil

8.     Com. S.B.Sonawane JTO Civil

9.     Com. Inamdar N.D.JTO Civil

10.  Com. Zankar S.D. JTO Civil

11.  Com. Sanjay Ware JTO Civil

By the joining of all these members, now the membership of SNEA Pune has remarkably increased.Now SNEA(I) Civil & Electrical branch Pune will be of 17 executives.

After that the  new branch of  Civil & Electrical wing under SNEA(I) Pune District was ‘selected’ unanimously. The office bearers of new branch are:

1.     Branch President  -                             -Com. S.V.Deshpande SDE Civil

2.     Branch Secretary                                 -Com. Sunil Birhade SDE Civil

3.     Asst. Branch Secretary                       -Com. Santosh Bhalerao SDE Civil

4.     Treasurer                                             -Com. Vijay Yadav JTO Civil

5.     Executive Member                             -Com. Khot R.K. SDE Civil

6.     Executive Member                             -Com. Patil R.S. JTO Civil

7.  Executive Member                              -Com. Zankar S.D. JTO Civil

All the guests and DOB  of Pune gave their  best wishes to the newly elected branch of SNEA (I) Pune. Newly elected Branch President Civil& Electrical expressed vote of thanks.

6 feb 14: SNEA(I) PUNE conveys sincere thanks to Our beloved Com. G.L.Jogiji, CHQ President , Com. K. Sebastinji, GS , Dashing & dynamic Com.M.S.Adsul CS MH Circle and all other SNEA(I) CHQ & Circle leaders who played a vital role for giving justice to Com. D.V.More DE Pune. The posting on long stay transfer of Com. D.V.More, DE Pune has been changed and now Com. D.V.More has been posted to WTP Circle from his earlier posting at NE-II Circle ,which was once changed to MP Circle. Com.More DE yesterday posted to WTP Solapur,Maharashtra. SNEA (I) Pune congratulates Com. D.V. More who had kept patience with continuous persuasion and shown faith on SNEA (I) for period of more than one year. Order <<<>>>

6 feb 14: Meeting with GM(Estt): GS and AGS Com Arvind Dahiya met Sri R. K. Goyal on 05.02.2014 and discussed the JTO reversion issue of Assam Circle and declaring results of JTO LICE for the remaining Circles. After discussion, GM (E) informed that appropriate action will be initiated on Assam case. In the case of LICE, all the court judgments came in favour of BSNL especially from Punjab. Now the result is pending for HR, KTK, KRL, TN, JKD and NE II Circles. The result is almost ready for HR and KTK Circles. In TN Circle, argument is in final stage. In KRL, so many court cases challenging the RR is filed, so it has to be defended properly before publishing the results as in the case of Punjab, GM informed.

6 Feb 14: Meeting with GM (Pers):  GS and both AGSs met Sri S S Aggarwal, GM (Pers) on 04.02.2014 and discussed the following issues.

a.     Promotions from JTO to SDE (T):  BSNL filed the reply at Hon CAT, Ernakulam. As the division bench is not sitting on day to day basis, the case is listed for 02.03.2014. We requested to take appropriate action to hear the case on urgent basis. Assn already filed an urgent petition for early hearing of the case through a senior lawyer. On the missing ACR/Assessment case, GM (P) assured to write to CGMs for early submission of pending ACRs/Assessment report.

b.    Calling VC for SDE to DE promotion for the 25% DE additional posts added by amendment of RRs: GM (Pers) assured to take immediate steps to call the VCs for the vacant posts including the retirement posts.

c.      Settling the pay anomalies by way of protecting the increments during officiating promotion:  In continuation to our discussion with DIR (HR/EB) on the matter, Assn requested for early settlement of the issue as Executives retiring on superannuation facing huge recovery of pay and their pension is reduced by one or two increments.

d.    Provision to come back to the parent SSA after 3 years from a soft tenure station: Assn pointed out that the transfer policy dealing with soft tenure station is ambiguous as the officials are not assured to come back to the parent SSAs on completion of 3 years. The officials are reluctant to move to soft tenure stations and the very purpose of declaring soft tenure stations are defeated. GM (P) agreed to review the provision.

e.     Request transfers in the cadre of SDE and DE: After discussion, GM assured to consider the cases by mid- March.

4 Feb 14 : Diary-2014  Published by SNEA MH Circle were received by MM Section Pune yesterday.  Diaries will be made available for distribution in next week on requisition to MM Section. Our all SNEA members  are requested to collect only SNEA diary. For any difficulty in receiving the diary 2014,  you may feel free to call DS on 09422310202/02027641515 or write us on email dssneapune@gmail.com

4 Feb 14 : Appreciation by ICAR Delhi on BSNL ( A Report by Com.B.B.Dhage Area Sec Rural SNEA Pune )It is great pleasure and self esteem  for all BSNL family and friends that BSNL services are appreciated in the inaugural  function of Krishi Vidnyan Kendra Malegaon Bk, Baramati on 19 Jan 2014 in the dais presence of

1) His Highness  President of India,

2)H.E.  Governor of Maharastra ,

3)Hon.Shri Sharadchandraji Pawar Union Minister of Agriculture & FPI  Government of India

4)Hon. Prithivirajji Chavan   Chief Minister of Maharastra 

5)Hon. Shri Ajit Pawar   Dy. Chief Minister of Maharastra 

6)Hon. Shri Radha Krisna  Vikhe Patil ,Agricultural Minister of Maharastra

7)And other dignities on dais.

Mr Kiran Kokate Dy Director General  of Indian Council of Agriculture Research, Delhi has appreciated the BSNL services by following admirable sentence in his welcome speech on dais in the presence of all above honorable guest  

" BSNL is the only company providing telecom services all over India ,BSNL has reached at every part of India ,at height  40,000 feet, also in  hilly area of Kashmir you will get the mobile coverage because of only  BSNL”.  He also committed that ICAR Delhi will  reach in every part of India where BSNL has reached .

SNEA(I) Pune congratulates Com.B.B.Dhage  SDE, Com.More J.N. DE and his team under guidance of Shri.Jaykumar Thorat Addl.GM Rural. Appreciation by ICAR is possible due to hardwork of BSNL officials and providing last mile connectivity to remote parts of India.

4 Feb 14 Blood Donation Camp at RTTC Pune : A blood donation camp was organized at RTTC Pune on 28th Jan. The camp received an outstanding response where 91 volunteers donated their blood and participated in this noble cause. The camp was inaugurated by Shri D P Shivne Principal RTTC Pune by donating blood. The volunteers included Staff of RTTC and ITPC as well as Trainees of various JTO induction batches. The camp was conceived and executed by Amit Kulkarni, Somnath Suryawanshi,Prayag Pisal and Ulhas Morankar.DS SNEA(I) Pune visited the camp and congratulated Com.Amit Kulkarni and his team. This was the first ever blood donation camp conducted at RTTC.

4 Feb 14: SNEA (I) CHQ Editorial January 2014 <<<>>>

 

3 Feb 14: DGM HR Mumbai issued guidelines cum instructions for reimbursement of personal claims like News Paper Bills, Medical bills, FRSTC/ Broadband bills etc through ESS Module of ERP. Letter <<<>>>

Highlights.

* All claims are to be made by employees personally by logging in ESS Module.

* News Paper Bill reimbursement is to be done on quarterly basis.

* All pending FSRTC bills including that of broadband are to be first paid by individual employees.

*  The claims for reimbursement of Telephone & Broadband amount is to be made separately as per eligibility.

*  Claims by Gr A Officers will be approved by AGM Admn & for all other staff & officers it will be approved by SDE Admn.

* Medical bill claims from ESS Module will be available from 01/04/2014, till time all medical claims are to be made offline & traditional method.

* The guidelines for reimbursement of brief case and mobile handsets will be issued separately.

* Unfortunately old & traditional procedure of bills & files continues in personal claims also thereby defeating the basic purpose of paperless working through ERP.

3 Feb 14 : Meeting Of SNEA(I) PUNE with Hon. CGMT MH Circle  SNEA (I) Pune  delegation led by Com. Bharat Sonawane DS  SNEA (I) Pune,Com.S.M.Chand DP SNEA(I) Pune, Com.S.P.Sonawane CWC Member MH Circle,Com.Virendra Chaudhari Jt.Sec MH Circle,Com.Mahanand Gaikwad ADS SNEA(I) Pune & other leaders of BSNLEU,AIBSNLEA had meeting with Shri. A.V.Kulkarni CGMT MH Circle Mumbai on his visit to Pune for distribution of Vishishta Sanchar Seva Padak to Shri.Kendurkar Addl.GM Mobile & Mrs.Naik Sr,TOA Mobile. SNEA(I) Pune congratulates both the award winners. In the meeting with Hon.CGMT MH Circle we submitted him memorandum and discussed present ERP and developmental issues of Pune SSA. Hon.CGMT appreciated the issues taken by us for development of Pune. The memorandum is as below,

No. SNEA (I)/Pune/Gen Corr/2012-2014/36           Dated 22nd January 14.

To,

The CGMT MH Circle

Maharashtra Telecom Circle,

BSNL Administrative Complex,

Juhu Khardanda,Mumbai.

Sub: Suggestions on developmental and Memorandum some HR  issues related to Pune SSA.

Respected Sir,

At the very outset we whole heartedly welcome you on behalf of Sanchar Nigam Executive Association (India) Pune Branch to Pune, the cultural capital of Maharashtra.

Sir, we are all aware and very well know the enthusiasm,dedication,devotion and specific thinking involved in the growth of BSNL MH Circle under your dynamic leadership and also witnessed the efforts performed by our circle under your guidance.

We  also take  this opportunity to apprise you on following  issues ,

Development of BSNL,Pune :

* Shortage of material like different sizes of cables, dropwire,UY Connector, Modular Connectors etc.

* Shortage of SUMA,TRE etc. cards for BTS mtce.

* Replacement of Copper conductor RF cable of BTS with Aluminium conductor RF cable at theft prone areas. The procurement process has to be done

   centrally at Circle.

* Shortage of MLLN Ports at Pune.Shortage of OF Cable,jointing Kits for OFC mtce.

* Additional allotment of stores for CCTV project and NFON project.

* Immediate expansion of GSM Services and installation of BTS at commercial and prominent places.

* Action on replacement of faulty and life expired battery sets and power plants.

* Immediate resolution of the issues after implementation of ERP like temporary advance, Bills of vendors/contractors/land owners.

* Separate local help desk at big SSAs like Pune,Nasik,Nagpur,Kalyan,Aurangabad may be opened at the earlist.

HR Issues :

* Cancellation of  diversion of 15 SDEs and 4 DEs from Pune to Sindhudurg SSA.

*Additional 5% posting of of executives(DE/SDE/JTO) at Pune SSA to carried out EB,CCTV,BBNL activities.
            * Non implementation of long pending tenure transfer orders which are pending since 08/10/2012 of SDEs and 25/10/2012 of JTOs. Both the orders should

  be implemented immediately.      

                                      Sir, we have tried our level best to give feedback and we are hopeful that all these suggestions will be taken in true spirits and will be discussed and implemented for increasing productivity of BSNL and maintaining industrial peace and harmony in BSNL.                         

 Hoping for kind consideration of the issues. 

                                                                                                                 Sincerely Yours,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Bharat Sonawane

                                                                                                       District Secretary,

                                                                                                      SNEA (I) Pune.

Copy to:Com.  M.S. Adsul CS SNEA (I) MH Circle …..for kind information please.

31 Jan 14:  GS SNEA (I) CHQ submitted suggestions on part of SNEA (I) for modification in draft JTO RR 2014. Letter <<<>>>

 

30 Jan 14: Appeal from SNEA(I) CHQ: Association is very seriously considering launching trade union actions on a short notice on the proposed move to reduce the pay scales of JTO/JAOs to E1 scale and demoting the basic cadres. Start grass root level preparations immediately. Assn is in touch with other Assns for a joint struggle on this crucial issue demanding E2 scale along with other issues.

30 Jan 14: MSEDC Electricity Bill Payments through ERP: The consolidated amount of electricity bills paid by MH Circle to MSEDC till Jan 2014 are to be adjusted against actual bill amount of MSEDC by concerned SSAs and from 01/02/2014 onwards the MSEDC bills are to be paid through ERP by online method. Letter <<<>>>

Snea(i) pune wishes Happy  Republic  day to one and all

18 Jan 14: DE Looking After Promotions: The proposal for DE Looking After promotions in Maharashtra Circle has been approved by CGMT MH and orders are expected today. 

18 Jan 14: ESS Module of ERP to Go Live from Today i.e.18/01/2014:  The long delayed personal claims of all employees & Officers in Maharashtra Circle like medical bills, TA/DA claims, LTC bills etc will be now settled after period of four months as ESS Module of ERP meant for payments of all personal claims is scheduled to “Go Live w.e.f.  today 18/01/2014.  Letter <<<>>>.

16 Jan 14: Meeting on superannuation benefits to BSNL recruited employees: A meeting between the Management and various Associations/Unions took place today; 15.01.2014 to discuss superannuation benefits to BSNL recruited employees. Both AGSs and GS represented SNEA (I). BSNL Management and Bajaj Allianz gave presentations of the subject. According to Management present contribution is 19.5% of emoluments (Basic + IDA) (EPF-12%, Gratuity-4.5% and Medical Scheme-3%) and balance is 10.5%. Management Side told that it could contribute only 2% of emoluments (about 22Crores annual expenditure for 31500 BSNL recruited employees) to start with and the contribution will vary year to year. SNEA (I) and all other Unions/Associations strongly demanded full 30% contribution from BSNL as done by other PSUs as per the orders of the DPE, and GS clearly told that the proposal of 2% is not at all acceptable to SNEA (I). All the Assn/Unions of the opinion that the fund should be managed by Govt insurance companies and not by private companies. The presentation from Mgt will be uploaded as and when it is received.

 

15 Jan 14: Confirmation in JTO Cadre: The DPC for confirmation of about 325 JTOs in Maharashtra Circle & its non recruiting units like WTR, WTP, ITPC, DNW, QA etc is scheduled during this week and confirmation orders are expected by next week. 

15 Jan 14: BSNL offers promotional scheme for New Broadband Customers of Rural Area in Maharashtra Circle. <<<>>>

15 Jan 14: Notional date of promotion : In a major development, Hon Principal CAT, New Delhi extended notional date of promotion in its judgment dated 02.01.2014 in a case filed by the comrades of MTNL who passed the LDCE held in 2001 by DoT. This judgment of Hon PCAT will help other similar cases in different CATs.Hon PCAT directed to extend the benefit w.e.f 23.01.2002 as in the case of Hon Banglore Bench and further allowed arrears also (which was not allowed by Hon Banglore bench).

Operative portion of the judgment: "From the aforesaid facts of this OA, there cannot be any doubt that it is squarely covered by the order of the Bangalore Bench of this Tribunal in OA No.181/2009 (supra). For the same reason, the objection regarding delay and latches raised by the Respondents have no merit. The Respondents have already granted the year-wise seniority to the Applicants as SDE. Accordingly, we allow this OA and direct the Respondents to assign the notional date of promotion to the Applicants as SDE w.e.f. 23.01.2002 with all consequential benefits including counting their experience in the post of SDE for subsequent promotions and notional fixation of salary in E3, i.e. the scale of pay applicable to SDE and consequential increments/upgradation with all consequential benefits w.e.f. from the aforesaid date".

Judgment <<<>>>