LAST UPDATED ON : 11 OCT
SPECIAL GB MEETING PHOTOS <<<>>>
OCT 15: The Executive Body Meeting of SNEA Pune : DS SNEA ,Pune has notified the Executive Body
meeting of SNEA(I) Pune on 13th Oct 2015 at 18:00 Hrs at Conference Hall, Bajirao
Road,Pune to discuss on the Circle Conference,Diary Payment,organisational
matters etc. All Executive body members & all interested Comrades
& activist are requested to attend the meeting well within the time.
10 OCT 15: Maximum publicity and
marketing has to be done to the new BB schemes of 2 Mbps speed among the
customers and public.
Along with that the Free call facility during night hours is a good package to
offer to the public.
Free roaming facility
for mobile connections is another attractive offer.
A net increase of about 4% is observed in the
revenue during last few months, a very very positive
and promising trend. However we have to grow further and further, month by
month to reach the figure of 15% to offset the losses.
All our members are requested to contribute
much more towards the growth and revenue generation.
10 OCT 15:AGM Staff Mumbai published waiting list of request transfers of
SDEs & JTOs cadre as on 30th Sept 2015. JTOs <<<>>> SDEs <<<>>>
Corrections/modification or even cancellation of request transfers by
individuals is to be sent latest by 24/10/2015 by written request through
10 OCT 15:DPE issued order for increase in IDA w.e.f.
01/10/2015 Letter <<<>>>
10 OCT 15:AGM Staff Mumbai issued orders promotion & posting of Shri. Ashok
as PGM CM Mumbai with financial powers of CGM up to existing powers of SSA
Heads wherein GM Mobile Pune/Nagpur & GM Marketing Mumbai will report to
PGM CM Mumbai. Order <<<>>>
10 OCT 15:DGM CSC Mumbai calls for vendor category information from all SSAs/units
for introduction of new procedure for bill payments w.e.f.
01/11/2015. Letter <<<>>>
Ø On introduction of ERP in Maharashtra
Circle to have double check and avoid duplicate/non genuine payments of vendor
bills, this stringent system of confirmation of ERP payments by covering email
was started. This was time consuming procedure as till the confirmation email
is not received till the payments were not released though it was appearing in
Ø This has created panic in the filed officers and among vendors as for such small reasons
the payments were held up from days to months together. Also it was doubt
created by Finance wing officers on the integrity of the ERP system itself.
Now this time consuming procedure of sending
confirmation by email will be stopped from 01/11/2015 & payments will be
released as appearing in ERP system itself without waiting for confirmation of
email. This will save time of officers in ERP as well as field units as the
officers in field units will not have to
send covering email and officers in CSC will not have to check hundred/thousands
of emails daily which was one of the reasons for delayed payments in CSC.
Ø Let us hope this new procedure speed up
the bill payments through ERP and the saved energy of the officers is used for
creative works without doubts on integrity of field officers and integrity of
ERP system itself.
8 OCT 15:Agenda
meeting with DIR (HR) on 08.10.2015 at 05.00 PM on the following issues:
1. 30% superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited employees.
2. Promotions in different cadres and
finalization of new seniority lists as per para 206 and LDCE: JTO to SDE promotion, SDE to DE
promotion, issues related to DGM promotion, finalization of syllabus for LDCE
to SDE (TF).
3. Issues related to Membership
verification among Executive Assns: a) making changes in the new Recognition
Rules, b) deduction of subscription from the salary and c) restoration of trade
4. Pay anomalies: a) Recovery /reduction
in pay and Committee on Offtg pay fixation, b)
Antedating of increments, c) Senior drawing less pay than the juniors -- generalization
of Hon Supreme Court order, d) annual increment @ 3% of current basic pay.
8 OCT 15:Congratulations: Chairman, Joint Committee submitted the
recommendations of the Joint Committee on a) E2, E3 pay scales, b) CPSU cadre
hierarchy and c) First TB promotion uniformly after 4 years w.e.f
01.10.2000 to CMD, BSNL today:
GS Com K. Sebastin
and Chairman/SNEA Com G. L. Jogi met CMD, BSNL and
held discussions on the following subjects:A. Further actions on the recommendations of
the Joint Committee: GS thanked CMD for the reconstitution of the Committee and
monitoring the progress also. GS requested expeditious actions on the
recommendations of the Jt Committee.
On our apprehension about the dissent note by the committee members from
official side, CMD assured that management is committed to resolve the issues
and the dissent note will not come on the way. CMD informed that the report has
been already marked to DIR (HR) for further actions.
The Joint Committee
Replacement of intermediary pay scales
of E1A and E2A with standard pay scales of E2 and E3 w.e.f
Implementation of CPSU cadre hierarchy or
TB functional promotion from JTO/JAO --> SDE/AO --> Sr SDE/Sr AO -->DE/CAO/EE
without linking with existing seniority and availability of posts, with a
residency period of 5 years for each promotion from one grade to the next grade.
Maximum residency period for first TB
promotion is recommended to reduce from 6 years to 5 years w.e.f
The committee has been
reconstituted after SNEA agitation in April-May, 2015 with Sri Mohammed Ashraf Khan as the Chairman. This decision has been taken
in the meeting between SNEA and CMD, DIR (HR) and ED (Fin) on 06.05.2015 during
the agitation. CMD assured in the meeting that the committee will conclude the
recommendations by 15.08.2015 by regular meetings, at least once in a
fortnight. The earlier committee formed on 28.02.2012 was
defunct for more than 3 years which compelled SNEA to launch trade union
actions in February, 2014 and in April-May, 2015. After the reconstitution, SNEA
followed up the issues on a day to day basis which resulted in the final
recommendations within four and half months’ time. Before that SNEA pursued the
pay scale issue in DoT and DPE vigorously and got the
proposal of intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A rejected by DPE.
Comrades, we have to be very vigilant
and in full organizational preparedness to ensure that the recommendations are
implemented in totality without any change. As some negative forces are working
to see that no cadre issue is getting resolved for the absorbed/directly
recruited Executives, we have to keep ourselves prepared for any organizational
actions in short notice to see that the recommendations are getting implemented
in the minimum possible time. B. Popularizing and effective marketing of
new Broad band schemes with 2 Mbps speed. CMD requested to give maximum publicity
to the new schemes and get maximum connections. The revenue has to increase
considerably in the coming months by the new initiatives.
New Business Avenue by imparting training
– advantage of recent tour to Kenya to attend the Afro-Asia submit.
CMD explained the new initiatives to increase the revenue by imparting training
with the available infrastructure. BSNL utilizing this as an opportunity and DoT is supporting BSNL to get new businesses.
with the Secretary DoT: Core Committee members of the Forum met Shri Rakesh Garg,
Secretary, and DoT today. Com. K. Sebastin,
GS/SNEA, Com. P. Abhimanyu, Convener/Forum, Com. Chandeswar Singh, President/Forum and Com. Prahlad Rai, GS/AIBSNLEA
participated. The Forum representatives expressed their concerns to the
Secretary, DoT, with regards to the formation of
Subsidiary Tower Company. They also conveyed their dissatisfaction to the
inordinate delay in the settlement of 78.2% IDA merger to the pensioners. The
representatives also requested the Secretary, DoT to
take expeditious steps to implement the assurance given to the Forum, in the
meeting held on 01.05.2015, in respect of the next round of pension revision to
the BSNL retirees. The Secretary, DoT
assured to do the needful.
8 OCT 15: Meeting with the new
Additional Secretary of DoT: The Core Committee members of the Forum met Shri
N. Sivasailam, Additional Secretary, DoT today. Since the Additional Secretary is also a director
of the BSNL Board, the Core Committee members discussed a number of issues
connected with the viability of BSNL and solicited his fullest cooperation for
strengthening the Company. The Additional Secretary responded very positively.
He expressed his desire that BSNL should become the no.1 telecom operator in
the country and assured his fullest cooperation for it. We drew his attention
to the fact that the post of Director (Finance), BSNL, is lying vacant for a
very long time, which is adversely affecting the functioning of the Company.
8 OCT 15:GS and President met GM(Pers) on 07.10.2015 and held discussions on a) promotion
from i) JTO to SDE – filing of reply, ii) SDE to DE
and iii) DE to DGM, b) committee on officiating pay fixation, c) modification
of tenure transfer orders from ITPC, d) reduction of tenure of Rajouri etc in J&K Circle etc. The draft reply has been
send to Kerala Circle on 05.10.2015 for filing the counter reply in JTO to SDE
case. Further discussions will continue tomorrow.
8 OCT 15:DoPT issued guidelines for supplying information under RTI act. Letter
8 OCT 15:BSNL CO issued instructions for closure of Disciplinary Proceedings in
case of death of charged official/officer during proceedings. Letter
4 OCT 15: JAC
Meeting of Pune The meeting of JAC leaders was held on 03/10/2015 to discuss
about the AGITATIONAL CALL dated 6TH Oct 2015 and
Development issues for growth of Pune SSA. It was assured by Shri.P.K.Hota Sir PGMT Pune that he will discuss the issues after one month, now
span of three months lapsed after his joining. It is seen that some positive
steps from him for increasing FTTH connections and now for the first time
figures of FTTH in Pune SSA are in three digits.All
the members are requested to send their views on development issues and
difficulties faced by them on emailed firstname.lastname@example.org
on or before 06/10/2015.
4 OCT 15: Good News
IDA to increase by 5.3% w.e from today: As per
figures calculated on the basis of All India Consumer price index for
industrial workers for the months of June, July & August 2015 IDA is to
increase by 5.3% w.e.f. today i.e
1st Oct 2015, Now the revised rate of IDA will increase from 102.6%
1 OCT 15: BSNL CO issued order for celebration “Consumer
Week in BSNL” from 01/10/2015 to 07/10/2015 to mark Foundation Day of BSNL
with directions to circles to carry out special activities during this week to
delight the customers. Letter <<<>>>
1 OCT 15: AGM Vigilance Mumbai endorsed the BSNL CO
orders for observing “Vigilance Awareness Week 2015” from 26/10/2015 to
31/10/2015. Letter <<<>>>
OCT 15: BSNL CO issued clarification for
implementation of Executive Promotion policy 2007. in case of missing APRs, refusal
of promotions, penalties & in case of pending Vigilance Clearance with
directions to examine & dispose of the individual cases as per these
guidelines. Letter <<<>>>
1 OCT 15: BSNL CO calls for information on pay
anomaly due to implementation of Executive Promotion Policy i.e. Interplay
between Time Bound up gradation & post based promotions. Letter <<<>>>
1 OCT 15: AGM NWO CM Mumbai issued allotment of 376
Battery sets of different capacities to different SSA as per requirement given by
SSAs. This will definitely help in improvement of Services provided by some of
critical exchanges and BTS. All concerned comrades are requested to collect it
and install it without any delay for any reason. Letter <<<>>>
1 OCT 15: Meeting with GM (Estt): GS, President and Com Wankhede met GM (Estt) on 29.09.2015 and held
discussions on the following subjects:
reply in the Hon Kerala High Court in JTO to SDE case: The various points raised by the BSNL lawyer discussed. The
reply will be sent in a couple of days to Kerala Circle by Pers
section so that counter reply can be filed by next week. Some details will be
collected from KTK Circle.
b. Notification of JTO RR and recruitment to
JTO cadre: During discussion, GM (Estt)
informed that the minutes of the last Board meeting are awaited. The RR will be
notified immediately after that. Once RR is notified, action may be initiated
to regularize the officiating JTOs and filling the remaining vacancies through
LICE, Assn demanded. GM (Estt) assured that further
discussions will be held once the RR is notified.
1 OCT 15: Expert Committee meeting on revision of seniority
lists 1 to 5: The last meeting of the committee held today. It is
expected that the report will be submitted by the Expert Committee to the Hon
Supreme Court by 15th October,
2015. Now the case is listed for
hearing on 31.10.2015. So far 17
sittings made by the committee.
It is expected that the expert committee
report will be:
a. As per Hon SC order
dated 20.01.2015, the seniority lists 1 to 5 is revised to old 1 to 17
(promoted up to 1994) followed by list 18 (those promoted in 1998 and subsequent
b. On revision of seniority, there will not be any reversion from
Substantiate status. Those who promoted earlier and become junior on revision
of seniority and may face reversion, the promotion and pay will be protected.
c. The seniors on
revision /restoration of seniority list 1 to 17 will be given notional
promotion, notional pay (without arrears), pension and the service will be
counted for the next promotion.
d. The 147 officers will not be included in seniority list 1 to 17 as
their names were not available in the original list. Assn strongly objected
BSNL move to include their names in the original list 1 to 17 by inserting
their names and giving seniority from 1990 onwards. Further Hon Ernakulam HC quashed their revision of seniority from 1994
to 1990 onwards also. Finally BSNL agreed to submit the original seniority
lists of 1 to 17 to the expert committee without inserting the names of 147
officers which committee accepted. Now they are placed in the next seniority list
of 18 (for those promoted in 1998 or later), giving seniority from 1994 to 1996
onwards till Hon SC decides the SLP.
SEP 15: SNEA (I)
MH Circle congratulates, Com. Mrs.S.A.Bhujang JTO Chinchwadgaon, on his
superannuation retirement as on today, 30/09/2015 and wish him & his family members “A
Very Happy, Peaceful & Long Retired Life”.
SEP 15: As per
notification issued by Com. S.A Bhadane,
DS SNEA(I) Nashik,
the Special General
Body Meeting of SNEA(I) Nashik will be held at TRC Club, Canada
Corner, Nashik today i.e. on 30/09/2015 sharply from
1700 Hrs for felicitation of Com. M.S. Adasul,
newly elected DyGS SNEA CHQ and to discuss organisation. The
meeting will be attended & addressed by Com. M.B. Sangle, EX JS CHQ (W), Com. A.R. Manani, EX VP CHQ, Com. S.V.Bhad, CP, Com. V.B.Kokate, VP, Com. S.R. Kalmegh ACS East, Com. S.R.Bhise, ACS West , Com. S.B. Bhosale, CT, Com. N.D. Barde JS North, Com. G.G. Karpe, CWCM, Com. P.N.Patil Auditor, Com. Bharat Sonawane, DS Pune, Com. Anil Dubey DS Mumbai, Com. M.N. Kotambe, DS Kalyan,
Com. M.A.Mali DS Dhule,
Com. L.U.Choudhary, DS Jalgaon,
Com. V.V.Pimparkar, DS Ahmednagar
and all the leaders of SNEA(I) Nashik. Com. Bhadane appeals all comrades of Nashik SSA to attend the meeting well in time and make it
grand success. Notice <<<>>>
SEP 15: BSNL CO urgently calls for stay particulars
of SDEs from left out Circles mainly from NCNGN, BBNW Circle for posting to
substitute to SDEs who have completed hard tenure. Letter <<<>>>
SEP 15: BSNL CO issued letter for
empanelment of Dr Lal Path labs throughout India for
pathological tests on production of BSNL ID and on cash payment basis which
will be reimbursed as outdoor medical expenditure. Letter <<<>>>
SEP 15: Congratulations !!!:
Joint Committee recommendations on the agenda of a) CPSU Cadre hierarchy
and b) first TBP uniformly after 4 years to remove the anomaly is signed
by all the Committee members. We thank Sri
Mohammed Ashraf Khan,
Chairman of the Jt Committee to complete the task in
Joint Committee was reconstituted with new Chairman after SNEA agitation in
April – May, 2015 and our discussions with CMD, DIR (HR) and ED (Fin) on
06.05.2015. The Committee has given time up to 15.08.2015.
The 3rd agenda of first TBP after 4 years also
become part of the Joint Committee agenda as a result of our agitation. Earlier
Jt Committee could not do anything in this regard.Ultimately our
struggle for that last two years, from February, 2014 onwards demanding
finalization of standard pay scales of E2, E3 replacing E1A and E2A,
implementation of CPSU cadre hierarchy and first TBP uniformly after 4 years
are getting positive recommendations from the Joint Committee, a very positive
and bold step towards the total resolution of the issue. Our efforts to
get the proposal of E1A and E2A scales rejected by DoT and DPE was the
turning point in the struggle.
The report will be submitted to CMD, BSNL on
05.10.2015, after his return from tour. As expected, two
committee members from official side, Smt. Madhu Arora, GM (Estt) and Smt. Smitha Choudhary, GM (EF) given
dissent note. While GM (Estt) given some alternate
suggestions at least, GM (EF) completely disagree with all the positive
recommendations which benefits the company as well as the Executives.
main recommendations are:a. JTO to SDE and equivalent
eligibility shall be 5 years of regular service in the grade and a benchmark to
be kept as Good and not more than one Average. For
SC/ST candidates two Average may be allowed.b. SDE to Sr SDE and equivalent eligibility shall be 5 years of regular
service in the grade and benchmark to be kept as Good
and not more than one Average. For SC/ST candidates two Average
may be allowed.c.
Sr SDE to
DE and equivalent eligibility shall be 5 years of regular service in the grade
and benchmark to be kept as Good and not more than one Average. For SC/ST
candidates two Average may be allowed.d. DE to DGM promotion
will be restricted to the availability of posts. The balance DEs may be
promoted as Jt DGM (parking Lot). DE to DGM and
equivalent eligibility shall be 5 years of regular service as DE and bench mark
to be kept as Very Good and not more than one Good. For SC/ST
candidates not more than two Good.e. DGM to JAG- SG and
equivalent may be promoted in the grade of E6 in 5 years as per existing time
bound promotion scheme with the bench mark of Very Good and not more than one
The bench marks in above (c) & (d) are same
as in Schedule -II of existing CPC as per Group ARRs.g. There are some UPSC
recruited DEs or equivalent of 1995 batch etc as on today. All UPSC recruits of
all batches may be promoted en-bloc to DGM if they meet the bench mark. The
executives already promoted to higher post on post based promotion will stand
No.3: To examine the implementation of first time bound
promotion uniformly after four years w.e.f.
01.10.2000: Committee is of the view that
after the recommendation given above for CPSU cadre hierarchy, this issue gets
resolved partially. As per recommendation already given for Agenda 1 in the
third meeting of committee on 09.07.2015, the minimum service required for up
gradation from E2 to E3 as proposed in (a) above is 5 years.
address the anomaly, the committee recommends that first pay scale up gradation
will be given in maximum of five years instead of six years, notionally w.e.f. 01.10.2000. However, existing provision of first
time bound promotion after reaching minimum of net higher scales in four years
shall remain unaffected.
Dissent Note given by GM (Estt) <<<>>>
Dissent Note given by GM (EF) <<<>>>
3 SEPt 15: AIC at JAIPUR : Delegation of SNEA(I) Pune are
going to attend the AIC at Jaipur, leaving Pune on
tomorrow i.e 4th Sept and will return to HQs on 10th
Sept 2015.The delegation includes Com.S.M.Chand DP,Com.Bharat Sonawane DS alonwith the delegates and observers Com.Gaikwad,
Com.Kinikar ,Com.Prayag Pisal, Com.Dalvi, Com.Bhosale, Com.Tamboli, Com.Londhe, Com.S.P.Chaudhari, Com.A.M.Sutawane, Com.Randive, Com.Gajool, Com.Waghmare,Com.Kadam
and other members.
2 SEPt 15: GS SNEA (I) CHQ writes to
Director HR BSNL Board on wrong procedure adopted by BSNL Corporate office in
counting long stay of SDEs in Maharashtra Circle by adding MTNL stay for
calculating stay in MH Circle and rightly points out how the stay of two different
territorial Circles namely MTNL Mumbai Circle & BSNL Maharashtra Circle is
intentionally misinterpreted for combined counting in recent clarification
issued by BSNL CO. Letter <<<>>>
2 SEPt 15: Allotment of laptops directly to SDE/JTO in charge of
BTS Maintenance: AGM NWP GSM Mumbai issues allotment of 37
brand new & highly technical laptops directly on name of JTO/SDE in charge
of BTS Maintenance team for each and every SSAs in Maharashtra Circle. Letter <<<>>>
2 SEPt 15: BSNL CO writes Circle heads for
sending consolidated data and applications of request transfers on quarterly
basis and assures to consider all requests on quarterly basis. Letter <<<>>>
Circle about 20 requests in SDE Cadre for out of Circle transfer are held up
& about 4-5 SDEs under transfer from Maharashtra Circle are yet to be
relieved. SNEA (I) MH has taken up this issue with Shri. Pravin
Malhotra, Sr GM HR/Admn
Mumbai and has assured to consider all pending requests for transfer/relieving
to other Circle sympathetically and we are hopeful that as per this letter all
such requests will be considered & sent to BSNL CO before end of this
But there is issue of relieving officers whose requests are
not sent through proper channel and direct copies of individuals are
entertained by BSNL CO, in such cases
which not routed through its Circle Office, the Maharashtra Circle has taken
stand not to relieve these officers even though order have been issued by BSNL
CO. We will also take up matter with competent authorities for relieving of
officers under transfer, but all comrades are requested to follow guidelines
issued by BSNL CO on this subject and send all request through proper channel
and in cases there is reluctance from controlling officer/SSA Head to
forwarding request, fresh representation addressed to CGMT MH along with copy
of original request may sent with name & post of officer withholding
request at any stage.
2 SEPt 15: GS SNEA(I) CHQ writes to
Director HR BNL Board for Sympathetic
consideration of the pay anomaly of TTAs recruited as JTOs in 2007 and 2008
batch as Dept Outsider in the Direct Recruitment quota. Letter <<<>>>
2 sept 15: Special General Body Meeting of SNEA (I) PUNE ( A Report by Com.V.R.Chaudhari Jt.Sec SNEA MH Circle.)
Special General Body meeting of SNEA(I)
Pune Division was held on 10/08/2015 at 18:00 Hrs in Udyan Prasad karyala Pune.
Com.S.M.Chand, District President SNEA (I) Pune presided over the
proceedings of Special General Body meeting. The following prominent SNEA (I)
leaders attended and addressed the General Body meeting of Pune SSA.
1. Com. G.L .JOGI, PRESIDENT CHQ
2. Com. A.R.MANANI, VICE
3. Com. K.SABESTIAN, GENERAL
4. Com. VIVEK WANKHEDE ,AGS CHQ
5. Com. M.B.SANGALE, JT SEC WEST CHQ
6. Com. S.V. BHAD, CP, SNEA (I), MH Circle.
7. Com.M.S.ADSUL CS SNEA(I) MN Circle
8. Com. S.P.SONAWANE CWCM MH
9. Com.V.R.CHAUDHARI Jt.Sec
SNEA MH Circle.
SONAWANE DS SNEA(I) PUNE
The following SNEA (I) & other
Association/Union leaders at Pune attended the meeting and graced the occasion.
1. Com. Nagesh
Nalawade,CS BSNL EU MH
2. Com. Jakati,
BSNL EU Pune.
3. Com. M.S.Kambale, DP SEWA Pune.
4. Com. Badhane, DS SNEA (I) Nasik
5. Com. Kokare,
DS SNEA (I) ITPC,Pune
5. Com. Chavan, C.E.C Member Nasik
6. Com. Com.Rane DP SNEA(I) ITPC,Pune
7. Com. Ghuge Ex President SNEA (I)
8. Com. J.A.Budhavi DGM( CHD) Pune
9. Com. T.D.Meshram DGM (East &
At the start of meeting, all the dignitaries on the Dias
and guests were given warm welcome by offering a bouquet of beautiful
Com. Bharat Sonawane,
DS SNEA(I) Pune while speaking at the beginning of meeting gave warm
welcome to all & expressed gratitude to CHQ and
Circle leaders for visiting Pune SSA and boosting up the morale
of Pune comrades. He narrated the issues & grievances of Pune SSA. He explained the difficulties faced by the executives and
customers while imparting NGN services in Pune SSA.He
expressed concerned over non supply of BRI cards for NGN and thereby loosing
BRI customers in Pune
Shortage of Material such as OFC cable and other jointing
materials for fault restoration, on repair of MLLN modem. He appeal to all
executives to bring a positive change in working situation for the growth of
BSNL by giving better services to our esteemed customers. He also expresses
satisfaction over the functioning of PGM Pune towards growth and revenue
earning. He specially mentioned the efforts taken by PGM Pune towards
increasing MNP, FTTH, Leased line customers.
Com. M.S ADASUL, Circle Secretary SNEA (I) MH Circle:
Shri M.S.Adasul addressed the house in his unique
style .He welcome all of the dignitaries and guest present in the house. He
expressed his displeasure over malpractices done by some executives and senior
officers to safeguard their interest and for their benefits. He warned of such
practices and gave message that any such act will be not be
While addressing the house he appealed to all the
executives of SNEA (I) to be united and said ours is the only association which
is rightly addressing the HR and development issues and working is strictly on
policies. He appealed
all the executives in Pune SSA to come together for the improvement of services
and image of BSNL and requested all to be vigilant and united for any struggle
for betterment of executives and for betterment of BSNL.He
express his pleasure over the functioning of PGM Pune who has implemented new
schemes of target for MNP to each and every employee. He expressed gratitude to CHQ
leaders for visiting Pune SSA inspite
of their busy schedule and boosting up the morale of Pune comrades.
G.L.JOGI President CHQ:
G.L.Jogi addressed the house by welcoming all the
dignitaries and guest. In his unique style he analyzed the present situation of
BSNL and expressed concerned over the growth. He explained how difficult it
would be for BSNL to get third PRC if such situation continues. He appealed to
all the executives to work efficiently and maintain quality of service. He gave
the classic examples of BPCL, Indian airlines- Air India for the consequences
face presently which are related to growth.
elaborated on the struggle SNEA (I) has carried out since long and how the Time
bound promotion policy which is the best has been implemented for the executives.
Considering the pace of growth of BSNL in
present situation com Jogi expressed his displeasure
and appeal to all executives for serious introspection. He gave the classic
example of MTNL crisis and explained how Our company is in bad crisis and to
overcome this all of us have to work accept the challenges generate the
revenue, profits, maintained Quality of service, attitude to users. He appealed
to all executives to accept the tenure transfers in Rural and remote areas and
not to waste time in cancellation of their orders. Bsnl
being the pioneer in telecom company with huge
network, resources and manpower com Jogi appealed
that we all are workers and we have to work as a team with commitment and
perception change. He came heavily down on government plan of creating subsidiary tower
company to favor private operators and in his roaring style oppose the move
which would disintegrate BSNL.He also oppose the move
of the government towards the merger of MTNL-BSNL and explained the financial
obligations of MTNL that has to be think off. He appeal to all to come on
street to oppose and defeat the policies of the government that will hamper the
growth and disintegration of BSNL .All should show unity and strength to defeat
the wrong decisions by the government and its our prime responsibility to
protect BSNL from disintegration for this SNEA(I) will struggle in forefront.
K.SEBASTIAN GS SNEA (I):
Secretary K.Sebastian welcomes all the dignitaries
and guests present in the house. In his address he stated how SNEA (I)
persuaded for filling of posts for CMD,DIR(HR),DIR(CM) and posting of regular
PGM to Pune. It was due to continuous persuasion from SNEA(I)
the posts were filled.
In his address he congratulated all Kerala comrades for their sustained,
in the form of hunger strike and non cooperation against vindictive actions,
trade union rights, corruption charges and growth related issues. He explained about the alarming situation
through which BSNL is going with reference to the progress of BSNL in 2007 for
which we got second PRC.He came up with facts and
figures of BSNL profit and growth of present situation and appeal to all
executives to work very hard and show significant growth by 2017 to get third
explained about the new plans BSNL is about to implement in NGN, MPLS, ERP, and
MOBILE technologies .He told all the switches in BSNL will be replaced by NGN
switch by 2017.To clear commissioning of pending Data Ccts
and leased line, expansion in MPLS is coming in a big way and in a short period
all pending circuits will be commissioned.
also informed that ERP roll out for pending Circles will be completed by
September 2015.He appeal to all executives to be thorough with ERP for
utilization of stores and other useful information. Problems of GSM BTS cards
for repair and replacement are solved and appeal to executives to give feedback
in positive manner for the growth and development of BSNL.He
explained the present scenario of BSNL and its competitors who only concentrate
on OFC and transmission networks. He blamed government policies of forming
subsidiary tower companies, sharing of Infrastructures for detoriation
of BSNL growth. These policies which government is trying to force will be
defeated by SNEA (I) on forefront ground. Apart from maintaining landline net
work he appeal to all executives to focus on MLLN,Broadband,MPLS,NGN,Mobile,FTTH
and other advance services for the development and growth of BSNL.He also informed about the big tenders BSNL is going
to HR issues G.S updated the status of SDE, DE, DGM promotions and the way association is taking
efforts to streamline the same. He thanked CMD and DIR HR for their positive
approach in settling Executive Engineers promotions for executives having
Diploma as qualification. Regarding the CPSU cadre hierarchy and its
implementation G.S elaborated the difficulties and issues in implementation in
BSNL.SNEA (I) stand will be to consider upliftment of
each cadre and no demotion of basic cadre will be allowed. He also said that
association is trying to benefit LDCE passed candidates if possible in the CPSU
was concerned about the progress of big Circles especially Maharashtra. He said
there is lot of potential in Maharashtra and appeal to all comrades to work
very hard and bring Maharashtra circle to No 1 position. He express his views
for better growth and performance from big circles such as Maharashtra, A.P, Gujrat,Karnataka.
Com. M.B. Sangle, Joint Secretary(West)
SNEA(I) CHQ :
In his address raised his concern for
declining market share of BSNL. He explained the importance of free night
calling and free roaming facility at this point of view for increasing landline
and GSM customers in MH Circle. He also narrated the urgent need of replacement
of battery sets in most of the GSM sites in MH. He was optimistic that
installation of ZTE BTS will improve GSM service but also ascertained to have
more no of BTS for increasing the quality of service in GSM sector in MH.He assured all that
CHQ will take care of all pending HR issues to the best possible.
Com. V.M. Wankhede, AGS SNEA(I) CHQ :In his address congratulated all comrades of Pune for huge gathering .
He expressed the need of improving quality of service in landline as well as
GSM in spite of having hurdles. He told to come forward and
make consistent efforts to increase BSNL’ market share which is the need of
time. He explained the present condition of various DPCs for promotion
being pursued by SNEA (I) CHQ and assured that all the legal hurdles will be
sidelined with consistent efforts. He also elobarted
his experience as DS SNEA(I) Pune. He appealed all the
members to work hard for betterment of Pune as Pune is high potential. He also
assured that CHQ will provide all possible material to provide maximum
connections. He thanked organizers for invitation
Com. S.V. Bhad,
CP SNEA (I) MH Circle thanked team of SNEA (I) Pune for
arranging Special General Body meeting in such a grand way. He elaborated the
main reason for creation of PSUs in India was to generate employment however
gigantic PSU like BSNL is made to loss because of delay in decision, wrong
policies and unprecedented favoritism to private companies. Delay in decision
making has put BSNL in today awkward position. Key posts like CMD, Director
Fin, and Director HR were kept vacant for more than a year. However it was the
pressure of Forum of all Unions/Associations in BSNL that post of CMD and
Director HR are now filled. BSNL has lost good no of customers while
implementing CDR/ERP. Deloitte recommendations are made without any
consultation with unions/associations of BSNL and without ascertaining need of
customers and employees working in BSNL. He highlighted the efforts of SNEA (I)
CHQ for conducting DPCs for JTO-SDE, SDE-DE and DE-DGM promotions. He told how
SNEA (I) CHQ is making continuous efforts in removing the discrimination
between diploma and degree holder of civil wing which is mainly occurring at
the time of their promotions. He appealed all to join Save BSNL –Save nation
campaign. He narrated that most of the executives in MH are now joining SNEA
(I). Not only JTO/SDE/DE/DGM level officers are member of SNEA (I) but GM level
officers are also joining SNEA (I) MH Circle. He shared his experience with practical examples about the
difference of attitude of leaders of different.
The meeting was concluded with
vote of thanks and thereafter National Anthem.
2 sept 15: Today’s Strike by Central Trade Unions &
especially by different unions in BSNL: Central Trade unions are going
for one day strike on 02.09.2015. The strike is against the anti employee
policies of the Govt, against disinvestment of CPSUs,
minimum wages hike for the labourers etc. SNEA (I) has decided to provide
solidarity support to the strike by joining the demonstrations with the
HAPPY 69th INDEPENDENCE DAY
5 AUG 15: Joint Committee meeting on CPSU cadre hierarch: The Joint committee meeting held
today and discussion took place for about two hours. Chairman and members from
Management side proposed very stringent attendant conditions along with
interview, grade of service and educational qualifications to decide the
promotions. The bench mark should be minimum “Very Good” according to them even
for JTO to SDE promotion.
SNEA (I) made the following submissions:
1. The terms and conditions of
absorption in BSNL ensured Time Bound promotions from JTO to SG JAG grade
between 4 to 6 years with attendant conditions, without linking promotions with
availability of posts. Promotions beyond SGJAG will be based on availability of
2. However in Executive Promotion Policy
(EPP), the promotions are divided into two parts, I. Time bound IDA pay scale
up gradations and II. Post based promotions.
very strongly opposed any interview for promotions or promotions based on
educational qualifications. Now thousands of Executives are working in
different scales. They are getting pay scales and good pay. But due to various
reasons, mainly due to litigations they are not getting functional promotion
which provides higher responsibility and status. For example thousands of
Executives are in Sr SDE scale (E3) but working as
JTO. Similarly thousands of Executives are in DGM scale (E5) or in DE scale
(E4) but still working as SDEs. Again, recently the promotions in almost all
the cadres in BSNL are stayed by Hon Chandigarh Tribunal without implementing
judgment on Nagaraju case on SC/ST reservation. So the
new promotion policy should address the twin problems of i) seniority related issues and ii)
availability of vacancies/posts as much possible and ensure smooth promotions.
following points are to be deliberated.
Time bound functional promotion has
to be implemented upto which grade, without linking it
with availability of posts and minimum how many promotions can be assured. For
this data can be verified to know how many Executives are working in each
Reporting and hierarchy to be followed in the new
set up and duties and responsibilities.
Bench mark for each promotion to be
reviewed and decided as per the present practice.
d) Qualifying service and quantum of relaxation in
New Designations to be introduced
No of promotions: The minimum
number of promotions should be maintained as 5 itself in the new scheme also.
No of Executives working in each
grade. Majority of the Executives are working in Telecom Engg wing. The total number is about 34,500.
JTO Scale-- About 4800, SDE Scale
-- About 4300, Sr SDE Scale - About 11800, AGM
Scale -- About 7800, DGM Scale --About 5200, SG JAG Scale -- About 600.
d) Accounts – 6500, Civil – 1747, Elect: 1134, Arch --- 147, TF --- 122, Misc – 425.
Reporting, hierarchy to be followed
and duties and responsibilities: Bell curve issue can be addressed by following
hierarchy. Existing hierarchy to be changed (JTO -à SDE -àDE -à DGM) to JTO/SDE/Sr SDE/DE --à DGM/SG JAG -àGM -à PGM. Duties and
responsibilities can be modified accordingly.
Bench mark: BSNL Executives are working in
different areas like External, Internal, installations, planning, offices,
mobile, transmission, landline etc. The performance of the
Executives are depending upon the area of their posting and availability
of material, manpower, labour, stores, equipments etc. So the performance of
the Executives working in various areas cannot be compared at all on the basis
of APAR alone. Most of the other PSUs are in production sector and the nature
of job is more or less same or comparable. They are having time tested
mechanisms of performance evaluation. So the promotion mechanism in other CPSUs
cannot be copied as such in BSNL at least for the time being. So the new bench
mark should be finalized considering this fact as well as and the bench mark
existing today for post based promotions.
Qualifying service and quantum of
relaxation in service: The qualifying service should be between 4 to 6 years as
per the terms and condition and it should not be more than 6 years in any case.
Note: Now IDA pay scale up
gradations are given on completion of qualifying service. Post based
promotions are given with relaxation in service (1 year relaxation for JTO to
SDE promotion where the qualifying service is 3 years). Since the
pre-appointment training varies from one to two years, relaxation of qualifying
service to the Executives of same rect year (in case of rect) / vacancy year (in case of promotion) also to
be considered. Similar relaxation is to be considered for promotion to DE grade
also for the existing Executives working at SDE/Sr
SDE/DE scales. However no relaxation is required for Sr
SDE grade. For the Executives who got relaxation for promotion to the SDE grade
as per the new scheme, further relaxation at Sr SDE
and DE grade are not required.
New Designation to be followed as
done in BSNLCO:
j) After discussion, Mgt side agreed for Time Bound
functional promotions to SDE and Sr SDE grades.
Promotion to AGM and DGM grades on time bound basis will collapse the existing mechanism,
according to the members from Mgt side. We strongly opposed this
view. Discussion will continue in the next meeting on 13.08.2015, 3 PM.
3 AUG 15: MEETING
OF SNEA MHS & EAST BRANCH EXECUTIVES: The
meeting of MHS & East Branch of SNEA was held at 5.30pm, at the Dining Hall,Carrier Building, MHS Compound,Pune.
The executives of SNEA from MHS & East Branch attended the meeting. The meeting was organized by our comrades Com.S.M.Chand DP,Com.M.W.Kulkarni
OS Mobile,Com.P.S.Kinikar DE Mobile.The meeting was addressed by our Circle President Com.S.V.Bhad, Com.S.M.Chand DP SNEA(I) Pune,Com.Virendra Chaudhari Jt
Sec MH Circle,Com.Mrs.M.S.Londhe VP-I,Com.Dr.Satish Alandkar VP-II,Com. Bharat Sonawane,DS, Com.M.W.Kulkarni OS Mobile.DS
addressed the gathering and satisfactorily replied to the queires
raised by the members.
DS appealed all the members
1.To bring atleast
five MNP per month to bring back glory of BSNL
2.To clear all pending dues till Sept
3.To make Special GB which was held
on 10/08/2015 a grand success.
In the meeting members raised some quires
and problems like,
1. Scraity of jointing material like,U.Y.Connecters,Modular
2.Shortage of Staff especially TTA in Vadagaon Sheri area.
3.Delay in OFC Cable fault restoration
The meeting concluded with vote of thanks by
AUG 15: Recommendations and minutes of the 3rd meeting
of the Joint Committee to examine the implementation of E2, E3 scales replacing
the intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A.
The Committee recommends the following:-
a. The standard pay scales for JTO and
equivalent grades in replacement of the pre-revised E1A pays scales may be fixed
at E2 level in revised scale. Similarly, those of SDE and equivalent grades may
be replaced from pre-revised E2A pay scale to E3 in the revised scale.
b. Necessary changes in
the EPP may be made, if required, and also the approval of DoT
for issues of related pension outgo, gratuity etc., may be sought by concerned
wings of BSNL.
Smt Madhu Arora/GM (Estt) and Smt Smitha
Choudhary/GM (EF) who are committee members submitted
some dissenting note on issues which are already considered by the Joint
Committee. Minutes <<<>>>
3 AUG 15: BSNL CO introduces promotional
offers under prepaid mobile services on Independence Day. Letter <<<>>>
JULY 15:BRANCH MEETING OF MHS
& EAST AREA EXECUTIVES TODAY: The Branch
meeting of MHS & East area Executives of SNEA will be held
at 17.30 Hrs, at the Dining Hall,Carrier Building ,MHS Compound, Pune. The executives of SNEA from MHS & East area are requested
to attend the meeting. The meeting is organized by comrades of MHS and East Area. The meeting
will addressed by our Circle President Com.S.V.Bhad, Com.S.M.Chand DP SNEA(I) Pune,Com. S. P. Sonawane, CWC member, Com.Virendra Chaudhari
Jt Sec MH Circle,Com. Bharat Sonawane, DS, Com.D.R.Bhogade ADS ,Com.Mahanand Gaikwad ADS Pune.
30 JULY 15: AGM Staff Mumbai
issued list of Holiday Homes & Inspections Quarters in Maharashtra Circle. Letter <<<>>>
31 JULY 15: AGM Estt Mumbai calls for corrections in revised seniority list
No. 6 & 7 of SDEs in Maharashtra Circle. New spell of DE LA arrangements
will be issued as per this revised list. Letter <<<>>> List <<<>>>
31 JULY 15: BSNL CO calls for
VCs & APRs of SDE Electrical for preparatory works of promotions as EE
Electrical. Letter for VCs <<<>>> For APRs
<<<>>> List <<<>>>
31 JULY 15: AGM Estt Mumbai calls for VCs as on 07/08/2007 of
13 SDEs who have passed LDCE 2007 for fixation of their seniority. Letter <<<>>>
31 JULY 15: AGM Admn Mumbai endorsed BSNL CO letter calling nominations for
national Awards for Persons with Disabilities.
29 JULY 15:SNEA(I) had the
first formal meeting with DIR(HR) on 28.07.2015 on the following agenda
submitted by the Assn last week. Sr GM(SR), GM(Pers) and GM(Estt) also present in the deliberations. GS, President and
AGS Com Vivek Wankhede
attended the meeting.
Finalization of HR plan and approval of major HR issues
in the Board.
2. Promotions in different cadres: JTO
to SDE promotion, SDE to DE promotion, issues related to DGM promotion,
finalization of syllabus for LDCE to SDE(TF).
3. Pay anomalies: a)
Recovery /reduction in pay and Committee on Offtg pay
fixation, b) Antedating of increments, c) Senior drawing less pay than the
juniors -- generalization of Hon Supreme Court order, d) increment @ 3% of current basic pay on
4. Issues related to Membership
verification among Executive Assns – restoration of trade union facilities and
making amendments in the new Recognition Rules.
discussions take place on all the issues. On HR plan, it is under consideration
and before the presentation TO Board, it will be
discussed with the Assn. Assn promised to submit its views in a couple of days.
in different cadres, the preparatory work at BSNLCO reviewed thoroughly. The
impact of recent Chandigarh Tribunal judgment staying all promotions with
reservation without following the judgment on Nagaraju
case also briefly discussed. DE promotion work is going on, DGM promotions will
be considered for the DEs whose name is not disputed. The promotions in other
cadres will be expedited. The LDCE to SDE(TF)
seriously discussed and DIR(HR) directed GM(Pers) and
GM(Estt) to clear the issue urgently and settle the
On pay anomalies, DIR(HR) appreciated the
arguments placed by the Assn being an officer familiar with FR SR. DIR(HR)
directed to examine all the pay anomaly cases in view of FRSR and the
clarifications issued on EPP, other pay anomalies etc will be examined. Pay
anomaly meeting is fixed for 04.08.15.On membership verification, restoration
of trade union facilities, modifications to the recognition rules and court
case on untenable provisions of the rules like regn
under societies act etc will be examined by SR section.
27 JULY 15:SNEA
Pune pays tribute to unbeaten Hero of India, Ex President of India, Bharat Ratna, his Excellency Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam,
on his heavenly exit while addressing student at IIM Shillong
at the age of 83 years. His sudden exit has caused heavy loss to the entire
nation. May departed soul Rest in Peace.
27 JULY 15:Appeal to all SNEA Members : All our members are requested to review the implementation of recently
launched “”Free Night Calling from BSNL land lines” and “Free Roaming for
incoming calls on BSNL mobile connections”.This is a
golden opportunity which we may get very rarely, “once in a life time”. Our
each and every member should involve in this initiative for revival of BSNL.
will take up the issues in the field units like shortage of U Y Connectors,Modular Connecters, dropwire, 5 pair cable, OF cable, labour
problems etc with PGMT Pune and will request management to release more fund
for cable repair so that cable fault can be rectified and more areas can be
made feasible. Due to shortage of fund and material, major cable faults are not
getting repaired and some faults are set right by changing the cable pair in
In order to bring awareness amoung our members we
are holding meeting with the our members for their involvement
for the success of these schemes. In last week SNEA Pune conducted meetings of
our Chinchwad and Civil Branch, in this week we are
planning to conduct meetings of our members of MHS and East area.
27 JULY 15:JTO to SDE promotion case at Hon High Court, Ernakulam: Final
hearing continued today. Our lawyer, BSNL lawyer and lawyer from one of the
applicants argued today. The arguments from the lawyer representing another
case will be made on Wednesday and Hon Court decided that the final arguments
will be completed on Wednesday, 29.07.2015.
27 JULY 15: Congratulations AGM Staff Mumbai
issued transfer order of SDEs who have completed tenure by QE June 2015. Letter <<<>>>
27 JULY 15: MEETING
OF SNEA CIVIL BRANCH EXECUTIVES: The meeting of CIVIL Branch of SNEA was held at
5.30pm, at the Shivajinagar Telephone Exchange Building,
Pune. The executives of SNEA from CIVIL Branch attended the meeting. The meeting was organized by our comrades Com.S.V.Deshpande Branch President Civil and Com.Khot Branch Secretary Civil. The meeting was addressed by our Branch President Com.S.V.Deshpande
, Com.Khot Branch
Secretary SNEA(I) Pune, Com. Bharat Sonawane, DS,
Com.D.R.Bhogade ADS , Com.R.S.Dalvi, Organising secretary (West),Vijay Yadav Branch
Treasurer Civil wing.DS addressed
the gathering and satisfactorily replied to the queires
raised by the members. DS appealed
all the members to bring five MNP per month to bring back glory of BSNL . In the
meeting members raised some quires and problems like,
1.Provision of at least two PCs PCs and Printers in
2.ERP passwords to JTO(Civil)
3.PS,PM ERP training and external project training to
4.Non settlements of TA Claims and various recoveries
like deduction of home loan.
Also some resolutions were passed for forthcoming
CEC at Solapur. In the meeting three new members were
joined SNEA Pune.
1. Com.Khachane Vilas SDE
2. Com.Sunil Baglane JTO CIVIL
3. Com.Nitin Patil JTO CIVIL
DS and other leaders welcomes
all the new members to SNEA pariwar.The meeting
concluded with vote of thanks.
24 JULY 15:BRANCH
MEETING OF CHINCHWAD AREA EXECUTIVES: The Branch meeting of Chinchwad area Executives of SNEA was held at 6 pm, at the Chinchwad Telephone Exchange Building, Pune. The executives
of SNEA from Chinchwad and Talegaon
area attended the meeting. The meeting
was organized by our dashing comrade of Chinchwad
Area Com. M.G.Jadhav, Organising
secretary (Chinchwad and Rural-North). The meeting was addressed by our Circle President Com.S.V.Bhad,
Com.S.M.Chand DP SNEA(I) Pune,Com. S. P. Sonawane, CWC
member, Com. Bharat Sonawane,
DS, Com.D.R.Bhogade ADS , Com.M.G.Jadhav, Organising secretary (Chinchwad
and Rural-North). The meeting was very well anchored by Com. M.G.Jadhav. The leaders addressed the gathering and
satisfactorily replied to the queires raised by the
members. In the meeting
new members were joined SNEA Pune, now Chinchwad
branch is the branch with almost 100% SNEA members. DS and other leaders welcomes
all the new members to SNEA pariwar.The meeting
concluded with vote of thanks.
23 JULY 15: Good News: Dept of
Expenditure, Govt of India issued revised classification of Cities for grant of
HRA to Central Government Employees and now cities will be classified as “X”,
“Y” & “Z” cities. Letter <<<>>>
In Maharashtra Circle, Pune has
been upgraded as Call “X” City and Amravati, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Nashik, Bhiwandi, Solapur, Kolhapur, Vasai-Virar, Nanded- Waghala & Sangli Municipal Corporation areas have been upgraded
to Class “Y” cities.