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3 March 2015: Best Wishes for the S.S.C.Exam-2015 : District Secretary of SNEA(I),Pune  Conveys best wishes to the wards of BSNL employees who are ready to appear for the S.S.C board examination 2015.


28 FEB 15: Congratulation : Mrs. Sujata Ray present ED/Finance is selected as Director(HR)/BSNL Board. SNEA(I) Pune wholeheartedly congratulates to her as Director(HR).


28 FEB 15: Distribution of Executive Dairy 2015 :  Distribution of Executive Dairy 2015 printed by SNEA (I) MH Circle has been started from 26/02/2014. All the SNEA members are requested to collect the diaries of SNEA(I) only. The area wise distribution will be as below,



3.DGM CHD : 29 NOS



6.DGM MM : 06 NOS

7.DGM NIB : 40 NOS



10.DGM TX : 29 NOS

11. DGM WEST : 32 NOS

The co-ordinators for collection of diaries are,


2. DGM CENTRAL : Com.R.V.Jadhav DT

3. DGM CHD : Com.Bharat Sonawane DS

4. DGM EAST : Com.S.D.Alandkar VP

5. DGM EB(GOLD) : Com.Mahanand Gaikwad ADS

6. DGM MM : Com.M.G.Kulkarni SDE Works

7. DGM NIB : Com.V.R.Chaudhari JS MH

8. DGM RURAL : Com.K.H.Jawle SDE Tech Rural

9. DGM S&M,PLATINUM : Com.S.P.Sonawane CWCM MH

10.DGM TX : Com.S.M.Chand DP

11. DGM WEST : Com.D.R.Bhogade ADS

The details for process of Bill for payment i.e. generation of PO is as below,

Vendor Name : SNEA(I) MH CIRCLE,DADAR(W),Mumbai 400028

Vendor Code : 1023850

Item Amt : 00010

Item Code : 16000193

Rate : Rs. 140/-

The diaries can be collected from Com.S.P.Sonawane Room No 205, 2nd Floor, Bajirao Road,Pune 411002 under intimation to DS on SMS. The list of members is available with Com.S.P.Sonawane and the same being mailed to all the concerned. If any non-SNEA member wants our diary,it will be given on written consent by the non-SNEA Member. The concerned co-ordinator will make entry in their list at the time of procurement of diary. In case of any difficulties please mail DS on


28 FEB 15: AGM Staff Mumbai writes SSA heads for reliving of all Executives under transfer to tenure stations within Maharashtra Circle by 03/03/2015. Letter <<<>>>  


28 FEB 15: BSNL CO issued promotion order in missing cases from DE Adhoc /SDEs to DE DE Regular promotions wherein four officiers from Maharashtra Circle are promoted as DE Regular. Order  <<<>>>  


28 FEB 15: Details of discussions in SNEA (I) CS/CHQ office bearers meeting held at New Delhi on 26.02.2015



Ø The meeting reviewed the CHQ quota and legal fund payments. All Circles assured to clear the dues shortly.

Ø SNEA(I) urgently to focus the HR issues of E2, E3 pay scales, new HR plan and TB functional promotion at least up to AGM/DE level as proposed by the consultant, 30% superannuation benefit, 1st TBP uniformly after 4 years from 01.10.2004 etc. Since new CMD has taken charge and the issues are brought to his notice by the Assn, we are waiting for the positive response from the new CMD and DIR (HR). If positive results are not coming, the agitation programmes already decided will be started by mid April. Ground level preparations to start now itself. Since management given repeated assurances but never met the same, serious preparations to be made for the agitation so that the issues are to be decided once for all.

Ø The proposed norms in HR plan are too stringent. Norms has to be framed analysing the ground realities and operational requirements.

Ø JTO to SDE DPC, LDCE to SDE(T) and SDE(TF), SDE(C/E) to EE(C/E), JAO to AO and AO to CAO promotions to be expedited.

Ø Pending amendments in JTO RR, BSNLMS RR and SDE RR to be expedited.

Ø Since no decision is coming on membership verification, all trade union facilities to be restored to SNEA (I). Subscription from salary deduction to be implemented as done in the case of others sections without waiting for the verification. Contentious issues in the recognition rules to be addressed comprehensively.

Ø The AIC venue and timing of next AIC will be announced by 15th March.

Ø FR 22(1) (a) (1) fixation for offtg JTOs and JTOs officiated earlier will be pursued and if required, case will be filed next month.


Ø The meeting reviewed the Parliament March and preparations for the indefinite strike. The Parliament March was a grand success. Conventions in the remaining Circles will be held at the earliest. SNEA (I) has to take initiatives for the success of the strike.

Ø It is reported by several CSs that AMC penalties are waived off in large scale and BSNL is losing crores of rupees in this regard. Most of such decisions are taken at corporate office. When field units are struggling for fund for operations and maintenance, the vendors are paid waiving the penalty for which they didn’t extended any AMC support. Very old cases are reopened and payments made by waiving the penalty. Large scale corruption is suspected in the case. Assn to take up the matter at appropriate level.

Ø Transfer of Assets and mutation of land in different Circles are at very slow pace. Assn to focus of this issue of land mutation.

Ø Posting of CGM/SSA Heads to be transparent and performers only should be given the responsibility. Non performers should be shifted immediately based on their performance during this financial year.

Ø Sharing of tower and 2G BTSs/Antennas to be encouraged. OF, MPLS, 3G and FTTH network to be expanded.

Ø Subsidiary formation and merger of BSNL and MTNL without addressing the contentious issues to be opposed strongly.

Ø OF cable shortage to be addressed. Modem, data card, EPBT etc procurement to be discouraged and direct purchase by the customers from the vendors to be encouraged from the QA empanelled lists.

Ø Issues related to TERM cell and payment due from TERM cell for the BSNL staff on deputation will be taken up with DoT/BSNL. 


Ø Holding National Convention at Kalyan & Aurangabad in presence of CHQ leaders.  

Ø All India Hard Tenure for Gadchiroli SSA as per assurance given in GB meeting of SNEA (I) Gadchiroli.

Ø Arbitrary Transfer of CGMT MH Circle, wrong policies adopted thereof and its impact on growth of BSNL.

Ø Posting of regular PGMT for Pune SSA.

Ø Manmade issues created by GM Fin Mumbai with her egoistic behavior, poor control over function of Finance wing, undue delay in transfer posting and its overall impact of her actions on growth of BSNL Maharashtra Circle.

Ø Pick and choose orders issued by BSNL CO and aggrieved actions and pressure for its implementation from BSNL.   

Ø Posting of DEs out of Maharashtra Circle during DE Regular promotions and its impact on growth of Maharashtra Circle.

Ø JTO to SDE DPC under 67% SCF quota, feelings of Maharashtra Comrade and advance action for posting of all promoted SDEs in Maharashtra Circle or its territorial Circles by counting vacancy position of JTO plus SDE.

Ø Acute shortage of executives in Finance wing of Maharashtra Circle and equal distribution of Finance wing officers among different Circle.

Ø Issues related to Generalization of Pay Fixation orders for JTO Offg and need of action by SNEA (I).

Ø Grant of five advance increment of JTOs recruited under PH quota and JAOs recruited after year 2009.   

Ø Issues related to Diploma Holders of Civil & Elect wing.

Ø Unrest among the executives of Maharashtra Circle due to last minute cancellation of LDCE for SDE promotions under 33% competitive quota and need of early action to hold LDCE by overcoming legal matters.

Ø Undue delay in cancellation, change of station of some of long pending requests of Maharashtra Comrades.

Ø Inter Circle Request transfers of executives and action by SNEA (I) CHQ.

Ø Equal area distribution to for CAF verification of Term Cell at Nagpur, Pune & Mumbai & undue delay on part of CHQ to address this issue.

Ø Utilization of BSNL manpower by Term Cell and difference of penalties imposed on BSNL and other private operators.

Ø Aggrieved actions of some of TERM cell officers & Rotation of officers/staff posted to TERM Cell.

Ø Non reimbursement of different payment viz. salary of officers and Staff of BSNL on deputation to different units of DoT, rent of BSNL accommodation, HRA of different BSNL/DoT officers and staff staying at BSNL Staff Quarters.

Ø Poor performance by vendor M/S HFCL in Cor DECT  CDMA AMC and undue pressure from BSNL CO for waiving of penalty of Rs 22 Crores and releasing payment of about Rs. 44 Lakhs by reopening old case closed case of year 2007 to 2009 and steps for releasing payments in year 2014-15 creating loss of .  

Ø Review of different AMCs on basis of its usefulness.

28 FEB 15: Meeting with Maj. Mohd Ashraf Khan, ED(NB): GS Com K. Sebastin, AGSs Com Vivek Wankhede and Com Sankar Sanyal, JS East , Com Tapas Ghosh, CS/WB Circle, Com Dilip Saha, CS/CTD and C/Presidents of CTD and WB Circles met ED(NB) on 25.02.2014 and discussed the following issues:

a.     Approving the new scheme and syllabus for SDE(TF): GS explained the issue to ED(NB) and requested his intervention to get the proposal approved in the MC. LDCE from JTO(TF) to SDE(TF) is pending for long time since the syllabus is not finalised.

b.    Posting of SDE(C ) in A&N Circle treating it as All India tenure: Assn requested to treat A&N Circle as a separate Circle and post SDEs to A&N from All India seniority / long standing list. As of now, SDEs from WB/CTD only sent to A&N on rotation. Like other tenure Circles, A&N posting also to be regulated from All India lists. ED (NB) assured to consider the proposal.

27 FEB 15:Meeting with Sri S. K. Bharadwaj, GM(FP): GS Com K. Sebastin, AGSs Com Vivek Wankhede and Com Sankar Sanyal, JS East , Com Tapas Ghosh, CS/WB Circle, Com Dilip Saha, CS/CTD and C/Presidents of CTD and WB Circles met GM(FP) on 25.02.2014 and discussed the following issues:

a.     Option for the 2010 JAOs: Assn explained to GM (FP) that all the JAOs of 2010 qualified well before the cut off date of 07.05.2010 (the date of pay revision order) and due to administrative reasons their training has been delayed.  Further the recruitment process itself started in 2004-05 and delayed for years together. So the case has to be considered sympathetically. GM (FP) informed that he will try to discuss the issue further in the committee.

b.    Promotion to 230 CAO posts: Assn requested to complete the DPC in this financial year itself, by 31st March. GM (FP) assured that we will try to complete the DPC with the support of the Assn before March, 31st. Almost all the ACRs are received except 31 and we are pursuing the remaining cases.

c.      For the next 336 CAO vacancies, ACRs will be called this week itself.

d.    Promotion from JAO to AO for the remaining vacancies: Assn requested to process the DPC for the next vacancy year so that remaining JAOs of 2006 batch and some of the JAOs of 2010 batch (OC category) also can be promoted. GM (FP) assured to consider the case at the earliest so that the vacancies can be filled up at the earliest.


26 FEB 15: JTO to SDE case at Hon Ernakulam High Court postponed to Monday, 02.3.2015 as bench is not sitting today afternoon.


25 FEB 15: AGM Staff Mumbai calls date willingness from DEs working Maharashtra Circle for posting as AGM Legal Mumbai & last date for submission of willingness is 28/02/2015. Letter <<<>>>  


24 FEB 15: AGM Staff Mumbai writes SSA /Unit Heads for details of DE LA issued locally and information is to be submitted by tomorrow i.e.25/02/2015. Letter <<<>>>


24 FEB 15: AGM Staff Mumbai calls date of actual assumption of Charge by DEs on their regular promotion as DE from DE Adhoc/SDE latest by 25/02/2015. Letter <<<>>>  


23 FEB 15: GPF Data Updated for last FININCIAL Year 2013-14: DGM ERP /Fin Mumbai informs all IFAs of Maharashtra Circle about the updated GPF data in ERP in respect of all employees and officers for year 2013-14 and calls for corrections if any by 27/02/2015. Letter <<<>>>


23 FEB 15: AGM Staff Mumbai calls for stay particulars of JTOs/SDEs working in Maharashtra Circle for preparation of long stay list which will be operated during year 2015-16 for posting substitute for Inter SSA/Inter Circle Tenure/Request transfers of JTOs/SDEs. The last date of submission of data is Letter <<<>>>  


23 FEB 15: AGM OP CFA Mumbai writes SSA Heads for closure of 850 Telephone Exchanges with less than 20 DELs. Letter <<<>>>  List of Exchanges to be closed <<<>>>  


22 FEB 15: DoPT issued revised schedule of submission of declaration of assets/liabilities by Public Servants. Letter <<<>>>  


22 FEB 15: Copy of Hon Supreme Court Judgment in CA 4389 of 2010 in SDE seniority as per Rule 206 case. <<<>>>


22 FEB 15: Meeting with Sri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD/BSNL: GS Com K. Sebastin, CHQ President Com G L Jogi and AGS Com Vivek Wankhede met Sri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD, BSNL on 20.02.2015 and held discussions for about one hour on issues related to revival of BSNL and HR issues. Initially the meeting was scheduled for 09.02.2015 but due to the meeting with the Forum on the same day, it was postponed to 20.02.15. At the outset we assured our full support and cooperation to him for all the initiatives taken by the Management for the revival of BSNL.

CMD informed that Management will be very tough on the non performers and clear message is already given to all Circles/SSAs. Tough measures will be initiated to bring accountability and easy-going /indiscipline will not be tolerated at all.

On merger of SSAs, Assn told CMD that this move should not further concentrate the power and decision making. CMD informed that as a first step, the HR, Finance and planning activities in few Circles only will be centralised and the performance monitored for one year. If it is found effective, it will be implemented in other Circles also. The operations and related activities will remain with the concerned SSAs.

Finalization of standard Pay scales of E2, E3 etc for JTO/JAO and SDE/AO and equivalent cadre w.e.f. 01.01.2007: Assn explained the whole issue to the new CMD - assurance given in 2012 to Joint committee formation, rejection of E1A and E2A proposal by DoT, reiteration of implementations of standard pay scales by DPE in December/2012, assurance given to the Assn in March-Sept, 2014, rejection of E1A and E2A proposal by DPE in July, 2014 etc. The JTO/JAO and SDE/AO cadres which are the backbone of the company is not having pay scales for the last 8 years. There is a difference of Rs 3800/ between the basic pay of a JTO recruited prior to 01.01.2007 and after 01.01.2007.

CMD surprised to see that the pay scales of the JTO and SDE cadres are not finalised for 8 years even after clear instructions and rejection of the E1A and E2A proposal by the DPE/DoT and the committee is not deliberating and finalizing its recommendations as per the mandate given to it. Assn pointed out that in order to further delay the process, MTNL pension issue is unnecessary raised now which is no way connected with the pay revision w.e.f. 01.01.2007. CMD assured that he will discuss the matter with DIR (HR) and ensure that the committee concludes its report and a final decision is taken. We hope that CMD and DIR (HR) will take a final call on E2, E3 pay scales since E1A and E2A scales are repeatedly rejected by DPE and DoT.

Time Bound Functional promotion or CPSU cadre hierarchy: GS told CMD that as on today JTO to SDE promotion, SDE to DE promotion and DE to DGM promotions are under litigation and Management is not able to fill up the vacancies. The entire promotions based on existing seniority lists from JTO to DGM are blocked. Being that the ground reality, the rationale behind the HR wings move even to stop the “proposal to give time bound promotion up to AGM level without consideration of vacancy” is not known. Is the HR wing having any other proposal to give promotion to the executives from JTO to DGM without any hurdle other than this? We don’t want to here again and again that promotions cannot be done due to court cases. Assn clearly told that nothing less than this proposal is acceptable to us and Management has to reconsider its decision to restrict Time bound promotion without consideration of vacancy” only up to SDE level. CMD assured us to examine the matter before implementation.

30% superannuation benefit to BSNL recruited employees: Assn explained the status of the issue. CMD informed that the Management is aware of the issue and some proposal is under consideration. Assn told CMD that the proposal under consideration is not going to solve the problem and requested to work out a reasonable solution to the issue after discussion with all stake holders since just like pay scale issue, the affected employees are losing the pension benefits for years together, from 2007.

CMD had a patient hearing for an hour and we got the right opportunity to draw his attention to some of the major HR issues. This is the first time we got such an opportunity to discuss the HR issues with the CMD. We hope that CMD will take appropriate action and initiative to resolve these issues as he understood that these issues are to be resolved in order to motivate the employees.


21 FEB 15: BSNL CO issued transfer orders of CGM level officers in which Shri. M. K. Jain CGMT MH is transferred from Maharashtra Circle to WTP Circle and Shri. Prabhash Singh, present CGMT ITPC Pune is posted as CGMT MH Circle with looking after charge of CGM ITPC Pune. Order <<<>>>  


21 FEB 15: AGM Staff Mumbai calls willingness from 12 female SDEs in Circle level long stay list for posting at Non Tenure stations having sufficient vacancies & the last date for submission of willingness is 28/02/2015. Letter <<<>>>  

     All these SDE are in long stay list and have not given willingness /refusal for posting at Tenure stations and hence are now given option for posting at Non tenure stations. If any of these SDEs is still willing for tenure stations, SNEA (I) MH will pursue for their posting at Tenure stations subject to vacancies at that particular tenure SSA, otherwise options may be given for any of the stations mentioned in the letter to avoid transfer at random place by administration.


21 FEB 15: AGM Staff Mumbai calls for willingness from JTOs/SDEs/DEs working in Circle Office Mumbai for posting to Vigilance section and the last date for submission of willingness is 28/02/2015. Letter <<<>>>  



21 FEB 15: BSNL CO calls for fresh VC of 61 JTOs & APRs of 11 JTOs in Civil Wing for SDE Regular Promotion under 67% SCF quota. Letter <<<>>> 


21 FEB 15: BSNL CO issued Circle wise revised sanctioned strength of SDE in Civil wing. Letter <<<>>> 



21 FEB 15: BSNL CO issued orders circulating final All India Eligibility list of JTOs. Letter <<<>>>  Eligibility list Part I <<<>>>  Part II <<<>>>

 Part III <<<>>> 


21 FEB 15: GS SNEA(I) CHQ  writes to Sri Anupam Shrivatava, CMD/BSNL submitting views of SNEA(I) on proposed HR plan. Letter <<<>>> 



21 FEB 15: BSNL CO issued clarification on ERP process on looking after arrangements of officers. Letter <<<>>> 



20 FEB 15: AGM Staff Mumbai calls for fresh willingness of SDEs for posting to ITPC Pune & last date for submission of applications through proper channel is 05/03/2015. Letter <<<>>>

Please take care that applications are submitted & processed well within time in working units & are received by Staff section Mumbai latest by 05/03/2015. 


20 FEB 15: GS SNEA(I) CHQ  writes to Sri Anupam Shrivatava, CMD/BSNL regarding finalization of standard pay scales for JTO/JAO, SDE/AO and equivalent cadres w.e.f. 01.01.2007 in accordance to the agreements reached in Feb-2012 and March/Sept-2014. Letter <<<>>>



20 FEB 15: BSNL CO endorsed judgment of Hon. CAT Jabalpur on discrepancies in holding LDCE for JTO to SDE promotions. Letter <<<>>>



20 FEB 15: NL CO calls for APRs & screening committee reports of JTOs for SDE promotions in 169 missing cases. Letter <<<>>> 



19 FEB 15: AGM Estt Mumbai third time calls for VCs of 16 DEs for E4 to E5 TBP DPC. Letter <<<>>> 



19 FEB 15: In step by step initiatives for improvement of GSM services by increasing uptime of BTS, after new Battery Sets & New BTS Cards now Maharashtra Circle calls for requirement of Min Links for BTS. Letter <<<>>>


19 FEB 15: BSNL signed MoU with Bank of India for different loans for BSNL employees. Letter <<<>>>  MoU <<<>>>


18 FEB 15: Meeting with Sri S. K. Bhardhwaj, GM (FP) on 16.02.2015: GS and AGS Com Vivek Wankhede met GM (FP) on 16.02.2015 and discussed the following issues:

a.     CAO (Regular) promotion for 230 posts: GM (FP) informed that about 100 VC received by BSNLCO and remaining ACRs and VCs are pursued by BSNLCO.

b.    CAO (Adhoc) promotion for 336 posts: Since the proposal of diversion of 336 posts (25%) from MT quota for CAO regular promotion as in the case of Telecom Engg side is still pending in the BSNL Board, MC given approval for filling the posts on Adhoc basis for the time being. The ACRs and VC will be called shortly for both Adhoc/Regular promotions. BSNLCO is preparing the list of eligible Executives and the work is expected to be completed by this week.


14 FEB 15: BSNL CO issued recommendations of Management Committee of BSNL Board on recommendations of consultant Deloitee Committee recommendations on revival & HR Plan of BSNL. Letter <<<>>>


14 FEB 15: NEW CARDS for GSM BTS : BSNL CO conveys approval to CGMT Maharashtra Circle for procurement of 6003 no. of different types of GSM cards against Faulty & RNP cards for West Zone on tender rates which has been finalized. Letter <<<>>>


14 FEB 15: Meeting with Director (HR): CHQ President and both AGSs met Director (HR) to discuss following issues:

Immediate restoration of trade union facilities suspended consequent to initiation of flawed, objective less, mock and ridiculous membership verification process: We clearly conveyed to Director (HR) that it is completely unfair and arbitrary on the part of Management to keep trade union facilities in frozen condition since notification of membership verification process which is stayed by Karnataka HC for the last more than six months. Besides, this Association is completely and strongly opposed to going ahead with membership verification unless basic and pertinent issues raised by this Association and whose resolution alone will help achieve basic objective of membership verification process are comprehensively addressed, we informed Director(HR). We urged upon Director (HR) to initiate immediate action towards restoration of trade union facilities enjoyed by this Association prior to commencement of membership verification since day to day functioning of the Association stands adversely impacted on frivolous, flimsy and non- existent grounds. Director (HR) assured of very quick action to restore the facilities as early as possible and also assured that he will direct Sr GM (SR) to initiate appropriate action in this regard.  

b.    Monitoring of progress of DPC: We sought personal intervention of Director (HR) to monitor progress of ongoing seniority cum fitness DPC from JTO to TES Gr B and informed him that the progress of DPC is not as quick and on expected lines. We also informed Director (HR) that his personal intervention in closely monitoring progress of DPC has become absolutely necessary in view of slow pace of DPC work. Director (HR) assured that he will monitor progress of DPC personally besides directing concerned officers to expedite DPC as much as possible. Subsequently, we have had discussion with DGM (P) regarding accelerating the pace of DPC work and he assured that necessary action is already being taken to complete the work as quickly as possible.


14 FEB 15: Meeting with Sr GM (SR): We apprised Sr GM (SR) about the discussions that we have had with Director (HR) regarding restoration of trade union facilities and also pleaded with him to initiate quick action to ensure that facilities that have been suspended arbitrarily are restored at the earliest since there is absolutely no justification whatsoever in continuing with suspension of these facilities. Sr GM (SR) categorically assured that immediate action within a couple of days would be initiated to restore the facilities as quickly as possible.


13 FEB 15: SDE LDCE DEFFERED:  It is most unfortunate that the LDCE for JTO to SDE promotions which was scheduled on 15/02/2014 only for vacancies of Year 2010-11 by cancelling examination for other vacancy years is now deferred till further orders.  Letter <<<>>>    


13 FEB 15: DGM HR & Admn Mumbai issued revised eligibility list of 476 JTOs from Maharashtra Circle appearing for LDCE for SDE Regular promotions scheduled on 15/02/2015. Letter <<<>>>   


13 FEB 15: AGM SP/CP Mumbai writes all SSA Heads about availability of Power Plants in Hand by CSDs as well as SSAs and calls for fresh requirement of Power Plants for year 2015-16. Letter <<<>>>    


 13 FEB 15: CGMT MH writes SSA Heads on three different activities of NOFN viz. updating Google Drive, issuing Work Order & sending sms on day to day progress. Letter <<<>>>    

12 FEB 15: SDE LDCE UPDATE : As per BSNL CO letter, the LDCE for SDE Regular Promotions under 33% quota scheduled on 15/02/2015 will be now held only for  vacancies of 2010-11. Letter <<<>>>    Hon CAT Order  <<<>>>

         This order is issued as per directives given by Hon. CAT Gawahati for holding separate examinations for each vacancy year. As such this examination scheduled on 15/02/2015 will be only for JTOs eligible against vacancy year 2010-11. Letter further states that the admits cards issued for JTOs who are eligible for vacancies against year 2011-12, 2012-13 & 2013-2014 stands as withdrawn. There is no change in examination date and timings & it will be held as per schedule but for limited candidates.

12 FEB 15: 15th  Highly Successful 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 30January 2015  at  Conference Hall, Telephone Bhavan,Bajirao Road,Pune  under Presidentship of Com.S.M. Chand DP SNEA(I) Pune. The meeting was called for knowing the activities at CHQ level from our beloved Com.Vivek Wankhede AGS SNEA(I) CHQ who was on personal visit to Pune and the activities at Circle from our beloved Com.S.V.Bhad Circle President SNEA(I) MH Circle.

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

* Com.Vivek Wankhede AGS SNEA(I) CHQ

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

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

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

* Com.V.R.Chaudhari Jt.Sec.Pune SNEA(I), MH Circle.

Com.Bharat Sonawane DS SNEA(I) Pune.

Com.S.M.Chand DP SNEA(I) Pune.briefed the agenda of the meeting and He also briefed the house about the recent activities of SNEA(I) Pune.

Com.Vivek Wankhede AGS SNEA(I) CHQ in his speech elobarated the activities at CHQ especially on various pending DPC from JTO(T) to SDE(T),DE to DGM(Advoc), various pending DPCs related to Civil,Electical and Accounts wings. He also explained about the major breakthrough which was the amendment in BSNLMS RR in January, 2014 to end adhocism by increasing the quota from 50% to 75%. JTO(T) to SDE(T) promotion delayed due to court cases and promotion orders for about 6100 posts will be issued by 10th February if nothing goes wrong. He told about LDCE, which is already notified for all the vacancy years to make JTO to SDE promotion also current in both quotas. Assn is also pleading for JAO to AO promotions for all the vacancies. In the interactive session he replied all the queries raised by the members.

Com.S.V.Bhad Circle President, MH Circle in his speech elobarated the activities at Circle level which includes posting of DE Regular and about forthcoming membership verification.He also highlighted on Inter-SSA non-tenure transfer policy and SSA transfer policy. In his detailed speech on forthcoming membership verification and preparation of SNEA(I) Pune.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. Lastly he appealed all to show the strength of SNEA(I) Pune in membership verification.

Com. Bharat Sonawane, DS Pune in his speech explained activities at Pune SSA including HR and developmental issues in Pune SSA.

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.R.S.Dalvi OS West, Com.S.C.Kunchge OS(MHS),Com.M.W.Kulkarni OS Mobile, Com.Vyavahare OS (Mobile),Com.Dhage OS(Rural) and many of our active members of SNEA(I) Pune.

The meeting was successfully conducted with the efforts of Com.R.V.Jadhav DT,Com.R.S.Dalvi OS(West),Com.P.S.Kinikar active member and many active members.


12 FEB 15: Copy of interim stay order on JTO to SDE promotions for 3 weeks w.e.f. 04.02.2015 from Hon HC, Kerala: SNEA(I) is the only Assn, we reiterate the only Assn, present in the Hon HC and opposed the stay application in the Hon High Court. Our strong opposition along with the arguments of BSNL lawyer restricted the interim stay for 3 weeks even though the court initially granted stay for one month. In Hon CAT also, impleading applications were filed by others but they never bothered to file reply/counter reply or engage lawyer to argue the case even on final hearing dates. So comrades, don’t get confused or carried away by the propaganda from any quarter. Next date is 24.02.2015. Assn will be filing the counter reply shortly. Assn is pursuing with Management also to file the reply by BSNL in time.


12 FEB 15: It is learned that Hon Supreme Court dismissed the Review Petition filed by some individuals against quashing of seniority list no 6 and 7.

12 FEB 15: Meeting with Sri Vipin Sharma, PGM (BW): GS and both AGSs met PGM (BW) on 10.02.2015 and discussed the following issues:

a. Mutation of land in the name of BSNL: PGM (BW) informed that the progress is very dull. As of now about 5% to 10% of the land only transferred into the name of BSNL. Several Circles, the work is not at all progressing. Since the work is mainly handled by the Plg wing, PGM (BW) requested Assn to pursue at different level to complete the work as early as possible. Proper monetization of land assets can be done only after the mutation of land into BSNL name.

b. External projects, Construction of ATMs, renting our building, quarters etc: PGM (BW) explained the progress in this area and the initiatives taken by different Circles. Some Circles done excellent job by taking up large no of external projects where as some circles taken no initiative in this regard.

c. JTO to SDE promotion: After discussion PGM (BW) informed that expeditious actions will be taken for calling fresh VC as the VC sent by the Circles expired. Immediately on receipt of VC, DPC will be conducted and promotion orders will be issued.

d. Extension of 6500-10500 scales to JTO(C/E/Arch) notionally w.e.f. 01.10.2000 at par with JAOs: PGM (BW) informed that the proposal fully justifying the demand is already processed and send to Pers/Estt section for further action.

e.Promotion from SDE(C) to EE(C): PGM (BW) assured that as soon as the proposal is cleared by BSNL Board, action will be taking to promote the SDEs. Civil wing is pursuing the matter at all levels.


11 FEB 15: BSNL signed MoU with State Bank of India for different loans for BSNL employees. Letter <<<>>>  MoU <<<>>>


11 FEB 15: In continuation of poor approach of issuing unsigned  letters, Sr GM Fin Mumbai issued instructions for stopping Temporary Advances  as well as Fuel advances w.e.f. 11/02/2015 till all outstanding amount as on 31/12/2015 are settled. Letter further directs that in no case Temporary/Fuel Advances will not be granted w.e.f. 15/03/2015 for closure of Accounts.  Letter <<<>>>  


11 FEB 15: AGM staff Mumbai issued posting of SDEs on transfer to Maharashtra Circle. Letter <<<>>>    


11 FEB 15: BSNL CO calls for details of JTOs as per All India Eligibility list in revised format. Letter <<<>>>    


11 FEB 15: DoPT clarified that Govt Servants eligible for LTC can encash 10 days EL during Home Town as well All India LTC. Letter <<<>>>    


11 FEB 15: BSNL CO issued reminder letter for submission of information on AO Regular Promotions by Circle. Letter <<<>>>    


11 FEB 15: Hon. Supreme Court Judgment in context of grant of grace marks in JAO Part II LICEs held in 2000,2003 & 2007 & giving directives to BSNL for not granting such grace marks in future. Copy <<<>>>    


 10 FEB 15: CAO FC Mumbai issued covering AO LA arrangement orders for backlog period. Letter <<<>>>

     As all JAOs in Maharashtra Circle eligible for AO LA are now promoted as AO Regular, there is no JAO eligible (except one) for AO Looking After (LA) arrangements as other JAOs are not meeting eligibility criteria of LA arrangement i.e. grant of TBP scale as same work is not yet completed. The TBP work of all Finance wing Officers for this year which was due in October 2014 is under process and hopefully it will be completed by fortnight.  Thereafter the LA arrangements in different cadres like AO, CAO & DGM in Finance wing are possible.   


 10 FEB 15: BSNL CO issued reminder letter for submission of information on AO Regular Promotions by Circle. Letter <<<>>>    


 10 FEB 15: Meeting with CMD and Board of Directors of BSNL on the issues of BSNL revival and “SAVE BSNL, SAVE NATION” campaign. Forum of BSNL Unions and Associations had a detailed meeting for more than 3 hours with Sri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD, BSNL, Sri A. N. Rai, DIR(EB & HR) and Sri. N. K. Gupta, DIR (CFA & CM) on the charter of demands for indefinite strike from 17th March, 2015. Smt Sujata Ray, ED (Fin), Sr GM (SR) etc also present in the meeting.

This was the first meeting of the Forum with the new CMD, Sri Anupam Shrivastava. Detailed discussion held on various agenda items. On new HR plan and staffing norms, a draft HR plan will be circulated to Forum for opinion. On staffing norms, further discussions will continue before taking a final decision. On 30% superannuation benefit, BSNL Management agreed to reconsider the proposal of 3% contribution towards pension fund. We will have further discussion with management on these issues to have maximum contribution from the management side.


 10 FEB 15: Meeting with GM(Pers) on JTO to SDE promotion: GS and both AGSs met GM (Pers) and Addl GM(Pers) on 09.02.2015 & discussed the progress on JTO to SDE promotion preparatory work and filing reply in the Hon High Court of Kerala. 


  9 FEB 15: By quoting acute shortage of JTOs in Maharashtra Circle, AGM Staff Mumbai issued orders for not forwarding Rule 8 request transfer orders of JTOs from Maharashtra to other Circles. Letter <<<>>>

         Till now all the Rule 8 requests of JTOs have been pursued by SNEA(I) MH and have been issued by Maharashtra Circle as total no. of cases were less at particular time and there was some recruitment /promotions to JTO cadre. But due to no recruitment of JTOs, over the years, there is acute shortage of JTOs in Maharashtra Circle as merely 19% JTOs are working in Maharashtra Circle w.r.t. to sanctioned strength. Also in one stroke about 45 JTOs have requested for Rule 8 transfer from Maharashtra/WTP/WTR Circles and none of controlling officers is ready to relive JTOs without substitute mainly due to acute shortage and as there is no chance of immediate substitute in JTO cadre. Though there are no restrictions on mutual transfers, the restrictions have been put on all Rule 8 transfers of all JTOs from Maharashtra Circle. Though SNEA (I) MH understands the acute shortage of JTOs, total ban of rule 8 transfers of JTOs out of Maharashtra Circle, without any line of future action is not proper & acceptable solutions and SNEA (I) MH will take up this matter with Circle Management for some practical remedy on implementation of Rule 8 transfers of JTOs in phase manner by making alternative/ stop gap arrangements.  


  9 FEB 15: AGM Staff Mumbai declared Recruitment Year of JTOs who have passed TTA to JTO LICE in Maharashtra Circle and presently working as JTOs. Letter <<<>>>

         Declaration of Year of Recruitment was demand from many of newly promoted JTOs as they were not aware about their recruitment year and it was pursued by SNEA (I) MH with different officers in staff section. For any disputes /doubts or correction in Recruitment Year, concerned JTOs may write with details to DGM HR Mumbai.  


 9 FEB 15: AGM Estt Mumbai calls for VCs of  88 DEs for DGM L/A arrangements and last date for submission of VCs in 10/02/2015. Letter <<<>>>   


 9 FEB 15: By taking note of special efforts of Kalyan SSA for protecting UG cable assets of BSNL by proper co-ordination with local authorities, Sr GM NWP CFA Mumbai writes all SSA Heads to take special efforts in similar manner to prevent damages to UG cables by contractors of local authorities.   Letter <<<>>>    


 8 FEB 15: By quoting DO letter by new CMD BSNL, CGMT MH Circles writes SSA Heads for necessary action in implementation of directions issued by CMD BSNL and calls for specific suggestions for improvement of BSNL Business.  Letter <<<>>>    


 8 FEB 15: DGM (Budget) Mumbai writes SSA Heads/IFAs, Unit Heads for updating email ID of vendors for timely intimation of payments to vendors. Letter <<<>>>    


 7 FEB 15: DoPT issued clarifications regarding Voluntary Retirement & promotions of employees who acquires physical disability during service. Letter <<<>>>    


 7 FEB 15: MKS CUG Plan III EXTENDED: Sr GM EB Pune issued extension of “Maha Krushi CUG Plan (MKS) III” with same terms & conditions and now it will be open up to 21/10/2015. Letter <<<>>>    


 7 FEB 15: In an unsigned  letter, Sr GM Fin Mumbai issued instructions for routing files/invoices of payments of Electrical Expenditures from EE Elect to SSA Heads instead of presently being routed to CE Electrical & henceforth CE Electrical will monitor overall Electrical wing Expenditure of Maharashtra Circle. Letter <<<>>>  


7 FEB 15: Sr GM Fin Mumbai writes SSA Heads for precautions to be taken for “hourly” updating subscribers payments in system to avoid disconnection of services causing dissatisfaction among the customers thereby increasing calls to call centers. Letter <<<>>> 


6 FEB 15: Meeting with DIR(HR): GS and CHQ President met Sri A. N. Rai, DIR(HR) on 05.02.2015 and held discussions on JTO to SDE promotion and the stay granted by Hon High Court on promotions. GS and President told DIR (HR) that the Pers section is miserably failed in its duty as the repeated warnings given by the Assn on the slow pace of DPC work was never taken seriously by the concerned officers. It is the total failure of the Pers section as they could not get the ACRs and VCs from the Circles in time. The Pers section lost control over the Circles. Further Assn requested to explore all the possible legal options to get the stay vacated. DIR (HR) assured that he will personally monitor the developments and all measures will be taken to get the stay order vacated.

 6 FEB 15: AGM DE &R Mumbai endorsed clarification regarding issue of Admit Cards for SDE LDCE and now where DGM level Officer is not available at any units/station then DE/AGM level Officer can sign admit cards. Letter <<<>>>       


 6 FEB 15: In continuation to instructions issued by BSNL CO, CAO FC Mumbai calls for data of Account Personnel from JAO to DGM level in Maharashtra Circle for preparation of gradation list in each grade and its updation  in ERP. Letter <<<>>>  List <<<>>>  


 6 FEB 15: By quoting reason of shortage of experienced senior officers in at different field units, BSNL CO calls for options from long stayed GM level officers for posting out of their present Circle.  Letter <<<>>>    


 6 FEB 15: BSNL CO issued instructions for relieving of AOs promoted and posted out of Maharashtra Circle. Letter <<<>>> 



 5 FEB 15: CGMT MH writes SSA Heads on recovery of outstanding dues of landlines customers. Letter <<<>>>    


 5 FEB 15: JTO to SDE promotions: The appeal filed against the CAT judgment in the Hon High Court of Kerala in JTO to SDE promotions, Hon HC stayed the promotions for three weeks with directions to file the reply in three weeks time. The case will be listed after 3 weeks.

         Senior lawyer engaged by us strongly opposed any stay on promotions for thousands of Executives for the sake of two applicants even though we are not made party in the appeal. Our lawyer further pleaded that if at all required, two vacancies for the applicants may be reserved. BSNL lawyer also opposed any stay on promotions. However Hon Court given interim stay for 3 weeks. 


4 FEB 15: AGM Estt Mumbai issued letter calling for declaration form candidates asking for postponement of Phase II induction Training. Letter <<<>>>    


 4 FEB 15: AGM Estt Mumbai issued six week JTO Phase II induction training for 8 JTOs in OCB Stream w.e.f. 30/02/2014. Letter <<<>>>    


 4 FEB 15: AGM Estt Mumbai issued six week JRO Phase II induction training for 14 JTOs in EB Stream w.e.f. 16/02/2014. Letter <<<>>>    


 4 FEB 15: CGMT MH writes SSA Heads on poor progress of NOFN Project and asks for five point personal monitoring by SSA Heads and daily sms compliance to CGMT MH. Letter <<<>>>    


 4 FEB 15: CGMT MH writes SSA Heads on progress made in NMEICT Project (VPNoBB) for colleges and asks for compliance by 06/02/2015. Letter <<<>>>   


 3 FEB 15: AGM Staff Mumbai issued deputation orders of Three JTOs & One SDE for Phase VII project at Pune with instructions that concerned officers should relived so that they report to GM NWO CM Pune by 05/02/2014.  Letter <<<>>>    

      Hope in similar Time Bound Manner action will be taken for reliving of officers for whom request transfer orders are issued by Circle office for Mobile Wing as well as to different SSAs and not implemented for last seven  months.


 3 FEB 15: AGM Estt Mumbai published list of officers whose names were not considered for E4 to E5 TBP DPC with reasons and calls for required documents. Letter <<<>>>   

           Out of 23 unaccessed cases majority are pending for missing APRs and three cases are pending for want of VCs. All concerned officers are requested to look at least in their own cases to send APRs to AD HRD Mumbai at the earliest. Letter also calls for APRs & VCs of officers who are eligible for E4 to E5 & E5 to E6 TBP during period 01/10/2014 to 31/12/2015.


 3 FEB 15: AGM Estt Mumbai calls for APRs of 4 JTOs as missing APR cases with instructions to take action against these JTOs if they have not submitted self appraisal within time frame. Letter <<<>>>   


 3 FEB 15: CGMT MH writes SSA Heads for obtaining details of “Adarsh Sansad Gram” from MPs from their SSAs and sent its details to his office latest by 04/02/2015. Letter <<<>>>    


 3 FEB 15: CGMT MH writes SSA Heads to monitor the works of finalization of tendering formalities of NOFN Project on hourly basis and complete target of finalization of tendering formalities by 07/02/2015. Letter <<<>>>    


 2 FEB 15: News From SNEA(I) MH on DE L/A Promotions: SNEA (I) MH writes to Shri. M.K.Jain, CGMT MH Circle about unrest among the comrades about careless approach of Circle management in dealing with DE LA arrangements & compulsions on SSA Heads as well as our SDEs to illegally work as DE LA.  Letter <<<>>>

BSNL CO Orders for Looking After Arrangements <<<>>

SNEA (I) MH points out the following main issues:

·        Adoption of procedure for long-long note sheets by CGMT MH and fear in minds of officers in processing files creating overall delay in settlement of cases.

·        How Circle Management creates wrong picture as if the SDEs are given promotions, when fact is that Looking After is not promotion & it is just stop gap arrangement to fill vacant posts.

·        Points about the careless approach and poor mindset of Staff section in dealing with look after arrangements.

·        Ill mindset of Circle management in calculation of vacancy position of DEs in different SSA, and actual posting of DE in LA arrangements.

·        When 176 posts of DEs are vacant throughout Maharashtra Circle, the staff section counts only 85 vacancies and out of that 85 vacancies only 23 are filled, making DE LA as great Joke.

·        Giving list of 38 officers working as DE Illegally in different SSAs, calls for fresh look on the vacancy position and alternative arrangements to meet the shortages of DEs in different SSAs

·        With wrong interpretation of DE LA & DE Regular promotions, four SDEs already working as DE LA have been denied their right by excluding their names in  DE LA orders and compulsions are created on them for working under juniors.

·        When about 38 SDEs are working illegally as DE LA with local orders of SSA/Unit Heads, the circle management continues with its Mechanical approach by counting DE posts of rational basis.

·        This happens when BSNL has to pay nothing to executives in this temporary arrangement and on the contrary BSNL benefits by giving higher responsibility to executives.   

·        Points out how the SDEs are compelled to work in capacity of DGMs even though they are not eligible to work in DE LA and how one SDE is compelled to be part of Purchase Committee of Telecom factory when it should be DGM level officer or minimum AGM level Officer.

·        Points about poor approach of management wherein SDEs far juniors are compelled to work as DE LA and how three Regular DEs are kept without any work and how one of them is enjoying “Sound Sleep” during duty hours and how nothing has been done by management.

·         How one SDEs whose name doesn’t come in DE LA list is compelled to work as DE CPC (Central Procurement Cell ) dealing with crores of rupees dealings with procurement of stores/equipments for entire Maharashtra circle.

·        Points the controversy that SDEs working as DE LA with local orders continues to work as DE LA without break and how SDEs working as DE LA are revered as SDE on completion of 180 days.

·        How the request of many of SSA Heads for posting additional DEs to meet administrative and functional requirement of SSA are shown dust bin and how SSA heads are compelled to issue illegal DE LA Orders locally.

·        Letter also points out how Circle Management and specially CGMT MH is biased towards such general HR issues and how CGMT MH is taking keen interest only in selected cases of his “Chamchas” and “Culprits” by violating rules and guidelines of BSNL thereby down grading dignity and respect of post of CGMT MH.  

·         How Executives who are in need of reliving are not relived and executives who are not in need of transfers are compulsorily relieved without any human approach.

·        Letter appeals CGMT MH to come out of wrong feedback from His Chamchas and culprits leaders and deal all HR issues in unbiased approach.

·        Appeals CGMT MH to have fresh look at DE LA arrangements and take timely corrective action in this matter and all other pending HR issues.


31 JAN 15: SNEA (I) Pune congratulates, Com. G.S.Iyer SDE MM Pune ,  {9422004999} on his superannuation retirement on today, 31/01/2015 and wish him and his family members A Very Happy, Peaceful & Long Retired Life”.  He joined the organization in the year 1973, as a Telephone Operator.He passed departmental competitive exams in 1989 and was appointed as a Phone Inspector for a brief period. He joined as a JTO at Chinchwad. Later he woked at Cantonment Exchange.He worked as a CO at Shankarsheth Road ,SDE Wagholi and also worked as SDE CSC Yerawda.

  In 2009 he was transferred under longest stay, first to Solapur and later to Alibag, Raigad. From 2013 he is working as SDE MM and Stores. He is continuing his duties with same dedication & sincerity till the last day of his retirement. SNEA(I) Pune salutes sincerity, dedication and affection Com. G.S.Iyer SDE MM Pune ,towards BSNL and SNEA(I) and on behalf of Comrades of SNEA(I) Pune wish him and his family members “A Happy, Peaceful, Healthy  & Long Retired Life”.


31 JAN 15: Editorial January 2015 <<<>>>   


31 JAN 15: GS SNEA(I) CHQ writes Ms Sujata Rai ED Fin BSNL to expedite filling up of about 250 unfilled posts of CAOs.  Letter <<<>>>    


31 JAN 15: BSNL CO issued new norms for posting of Staff & allotment of Vehicles for CM vertical/Mobile units at different levels i.e. SSA/Area/Circle level.  Letter <<<>>>    


31 JAN 15: BSNL CO issued clarification on fixing of inter se seniority of DR & Departmental  JAOs in Gradation list of JAOs/AAOs as on 02/12/2014 wherein it is informed that Departmental JAOs of 2010 batch cannot be put en-block senior to DR JAOs of Batch 2010.  Letter <<<>>>    


31 JAN 15: Meeting with ED/finance: CHQ President Com. G.L.Jogi,  and AGS, Com Daihya, met ED/finance MS Sujata Ray and elaborately discussed following important issues relating to Telecom Finance personnel:

A.  Proposed amendment of BSNLMS RRs of telecom finance: We informed ED/finance that telecom finance personnel continue to be grossly discriminated against because of inordinate delay in amending RRs to bring them at par with Telecom Engg. and that this discrimination is unfair, unwarranted and completely unacceptable to this Association. Simply because   Board/directors from DOT want HR plan to be finalized by BSNL and for that reason they are vetoing the proposed amendment is totally unreasonable and irrational. ED/Finance, while acknowledging our serious and genuine concern on this issue, maintained that this issue has to be dealt by the BSNL/Board and that she is broadly in agreement to push through the proposed amendment in order to bring about complete parity between telecom finance and Engg. wings in so far as RRs are concerned. However, she advised us to discuss the issue with concerned officers and assured us of her support on this issue. We will be very shortly discussing this issue with Board of Directors from DOT and CMD/BSNL, urging upon them to immediately end this discrimination by enhancing the percentage of STS posts to be filled up on regular basis from existing 50% to 75%. We assure our telecom finance Comrades that we will pursue this issue vigorously and relentlessly till the proposed and badly delayed amendment of RRs is approved by BSNL/Board.

B.    Filling up about 250 unfilled posts of CAOs immediately: We requested ED/finance to initiate immediate action towards filling up of about 250 available posts of CAOs since large number of CAOs are getting retired and are thus being deprived of their promotion. ED/Finance assured of very quick action to fill up all the available posts of CAOs as quickly as possible.


 30 JAN 15: Congratulations- Dir (HR) cleared the proposal for holding DPC from JTO to TES Gr B up to the vacancy year 2013-14: We are extremely thankful and indebted to Director (HR) for having given a very serious and dispassionate consideration to our request on 28th Jan for clearing the proposal for holding DPC, inclusive of the vacancy year 2013-14. We are also extremely thankful to GM (P) and DGM (P) for their sincere and serious efforts in getting the proposal approved from Dir (HR).

30 JAN 15: Discussion with GM (P) on the ongoing DPC from JTO to TES Gr B: CHQ president and AGS, Com Dahiya, had discussions with GM (P) on the need of completing the ongoing DPC from JTO to TES Gr B and issuing promotion orders at the earliest, reiterating him of our continued and total support in getting the preparatory work relating to DPC like collection of CRs and VCs completed at the earliest. GM(P, once again while acknowledging the enormous efforts that Association is putting in to get CRs and VCs from Circles, fully assured that he and his entire team are committed to complete the work and issue the promotion orders as quickly as possible.


30 JAN 15: Meeting with Director(HR): CHQ President and AGS, Com Daihya, had a detailed discussion with Director(HR) on the issue of ongoing DPC from JTO to TES Gr B, urging upon him to direct the concerned officers to expedite DPC and also personally monitor the progress of the DPC. We informed Director (HR) that Association exclusively made singular and tireless efforts for the last more than two years in getting the Court case dismissed at Ernakulam CAT and now the Management should demonstrate its concern and by getting the promotion orders issued at the earliest. We also apprised Director (HR) as to how JTOs belonging to year of recruitment 1995 are awaiting for first promotion of their career and have had been suffering for the last about three to four years despite availability of thousands of posts in seniority quota. Finally, we requested Director (HR) to clear the proposal for holding of DPC immediately and very strongly pleaded with him and urged upon him to clear the proposal for holding of DPC for the vacancy year up to 2013-14. We also informed Dir (HR) about the massive and strenuous efforts that Association has so far undertaken and is continuing with in collecting CRs and VCs from the fields units. Director (HR) was kind enough and expressed strong optimism and interest in getting the DPC work completed at the earliest and assured that, besides directing concerned officers to expedite DPC work, he will definitely monitor the progress of DPC personally and very closely. He also categorically assured us that he will clear the proposal for holding DPC for the vacancy year up to 2013-14.  Subsequently, we have had extensive follow up discussions with DGM (P) on how to go about in completing DPC work at the earliest.  


29 JAN 15: BSNL CO issued revised usage policy for office broadband connections wherein bandwidth is revised from 256 kbps to 512 kbps and it will be implemented w.e.f. 01/02/2015.  Letter <<<>>>


29 JAN 15: By quoting misappropriation of cash by some of CSCs & loss to BSNL, DGM Vig Mumbai writes all SSA Heads for daily accounting and reconciliation of Cash and cash products. It has been clearly mentioned in this letter that Account Personal has to monitor & reconcile the collection of cash products and its remittance in banks on daily basis. Letter <<<>>>


29 JAN 15: GS SNEA(I) CHQ writes Director HR BSNL regarding Non-Finalization of standard pay scales for JTO/JAO and SDE/AO w.e.f 01.01.2007 in accordance to the agreements reached in Feb,12 and March/Sept14.  Letter <<<>>>    


29 JAN 15:  GS SNEA(I) CHQ writes Director HR BSNL regarding continuing discrimination of accounts and finance wing and amendment of RRs by increasing the quota to fill up regular STS from existing 50% to 75% to bring complete parity with Telecom Engg. Letter <<<>>>    


28 JAN 15: In advance action to avoid delay at later stage, AGM Estt Mumbai calls for fresh VCs of all eligible JTOs for SDE Regular promotion under 67% quota. Letter <<<>>>

        The present VCs available at BSNL CO in respect of eligible JTOs in Maharashtra Circle expires on 08/02/2015 and if DPC is delayed beyond 08/02/2015, the fresh VCs will be required. All concerned officers are requested to look into matter and see that  their VCs should reached to AD HRD Mumbai latest by 30/01/2015.   


28 JAN 15: GM S&M Mumbai clarifies that there is no difference among 2G & 3G cards and same SIM can be used for both 2G & 3G services regardless of its memory capacity. Letter <<<>>>

   This was one of the issues raised by SNEA(I) MH during recent visit of CMD BSNL to Mumbai and now our CSCs can sale the SIM cards without any fear of 2G or 3G enabled SIM card and while activation action will be taken for provision of particular service i.e. either 2G or 3G.      


28 JAN 15: In special message to all unions/associations and its members Shri. Anupam Shrivastav, CMD BSNL conveys thanks for wishes and unconditional support and appeals to come forward to strengthen BSNL, scarify self gain to help BSNL gain. While assuring actions on positive suggestions, CMD appeals for concrete support from all unions/associations for survival of our beloved company BSNL. Message <<<>>>    



28 JAN 15: BSNL CO calls for update data of DEs working in BSNL and it is to be submitted in prescribed format latest by 15/02/2015. Letter <<<>>>    


28 JAN 15: BSNL CO issued revised rates for revenue sharing agreements with Builders, /RWAs/ IPs for providing BSNL Telecom services in upcoming residential/commercial  complexes.  Letter <<<>>>



28 JAN 15: As per letter from BSNL CO, now customers can reserve or buy fancy numbers  on “My BSNL App” which can be used from android enables handsets. Letter <<<>>>    



28 JAN 15: BSNL CO calls for vacancies of outstanding sportspersons from 2005-06 onwards as there is proposal to fill up some of these backlog vacancies. Letter <<<>>>  







24 JAN 15: BSNL CO issued revision of rates for Inspections Quarters making it uniform for all. Letter <<<>>>


24 JAN 15: BSNL CO issued detailed guidelines on organizational structure in ERP for CM vertical. Letter <<<>>>  


24 JAN 15: AGM Admn Mumbai issued guidelines for surrender of service Mobile connection after transfer /retirement of executives. Letter <<<>>>   


24 JAN 15: BSNL CO issued instructions for calculation of pension on maximum of pay scale & present working Circle has to settle pension contribution for all previous period irrespective of period of working in last Circle. Letter <<<>>>   


24 JAN 15: In three separate letters addressed to SSA Heads, CGMT Maharashtra writes for

a.     Action for achievement of GSM Targets during Year 2014-15. Letter <<<>>>   

b.    Action for achievement of Landline & Broadband Targets during Year 2014-15. Letter <<<>>>

c.      Nomination of GM Level Nodal officers along with names of SPOC and L-2 team member for utilization of ERP for issuing inventory for mace as well as capital works. Letter <<<>>>  



JTO(T) to SDE(T) LDCE classes Time Table for week  19/01/2015 to 24/01/2014


Date 19/01/2015   MON     HOLIDAY

Date 20/01/2015   TUE      Paper-II ( CFA )          Topic: Signaling Principles

Date 21/01/2015   WED     Paper-II ( CFA )           Topic: IN & ISDN

Date 22/01/2015   THU     Paper-II ( CFA )           Topic: Fundamentals of Switching

Date 23/01/2015    FRI      Paper-II ( CFA)            Topic: IPV6/PACKET SWITCHING/ROUTING PRINCIPLE

Date 24/01/2015    SAT      Paper-II ( CFA)            Topic: External Plant


Venue : Conference Hall,Bajirao Road,Pune 411002

Time   : 6.00pm to 8.00pm.

 All the eligible are requested to attend the classes sharply.





   TIME : 9.00 AM TO 1.00 PM

   DATE : 26TH JANUARY 2015




23 JAN 15: In continuation to BSNL CO orders for JAO to AO Regular promotions, CAO FC Mumbai issued posting order of 87 JAOs/AAOs  from Maharashtra Circle wherein all are posted in same unit/SSA. Letter <<<>>>

    It is very positive step by FC section that all the promoted Officers are posted in same unit/SSA and posting order is also issued in fastest speed and shortest time period of three days. SNEA (I) Pune conveys thanks to all concerned officers & Staff in FC section for such positive step and efficient working. 


23 JAN 15: AGM BP & IT Mumbai endorsed the guidelines issued by DoE & IT for posting information on social website. Letter <<<>>>   


22 JAN 15: Hon. Supreme Court directs generalization of TES Gr B Seniority on basis of Rule 206. Seniority lists 1 to 7 restored. Court appoints committee headed by a Judge of Delhi HC to examine the issue of consequential benefits and to minimize the impact on those who got promotion after revision of seniority in 2000. Benefits already extended to 45 people stand protected.


21 JAN 15: GS SNEA (I) CHQ writes to Shri. Anupam Shrivastav, CMD BSNL extending unconditional support for growth of BSNL, highlighting important HR issues of executives, strict enforcement of discipline, accountability, close monitoring of performance, especially of SSA heads which are nerve centers of growth, monitoring of quality of services and execution of projects at all the levels, Finalization of tenders and procurement of materials in a time bound manner, taming corruption ruthlessly etc etc. Letter <<<>>>   


21 JAN 15: GS SNEA(I) CHQ writes Smt. Madhu Arora, GM (Restructuring) BSNL CO giving suggestions on proposed HR Plan in BSNL and strongly pleads for increase in posts at the level of DGM and not at the level of GMs as proposed in draft HR plan, agrees for cluster of Executives from JTO to AGM but with clearly defined duties to each cadre & all cadres directly reporting to JAG level officers, no reduction in post of Civil/Electrical & Account wing and need of TTAs & TMs cadres etc. Letter <<<>>>   


 21 JAN 15: BSNL CO issued orders for renaming post of Surveyor of works (Elect) as Executive Engineer (EP). Letter <<<>>>   


 21 JAN 15: BSNL CO issued revised scheme and syllabus for LICE for the post of JTO Elect under 20% quota without any change in syllabus. Letter <<<>>>    Syllabus <<<>>>


21 JAN 15: BSNL CO signed MoU with Alahahabad Bank for different loan schemes for BSNL employees. Letter <<<>>>    MoU <<<>>>


20 JAN 15:  Com. K. Sebastin, GS bereaved as he lost his beloved father: With deep heart it is to inform that Com. K. Sebastin GS SNEA (I) CHQ lost his father today evening at 1800 hrs, while he was at his native place. On behalf of all the comrades of SNEA(I) Pune, SNEA (I) Pune pays homage to departed soul and prays Almighty to give heavenly space and peace to the departed soul and to give courage to

Com. Sebastin and his family members to come out of these moments of deep sorrow. 


20 JAN 15: BSNL CO issued carination that the confirmation of JTOs who are on deputation to other circles is to be issued by recruiting Circle. Letter <<<>>>   


19 JAN 15: Congratulations for E4 to E5 TBP :AGM Estt Mumbai issued orders for Time Bound Promotion from E4 to E5 scale for 121 left out SDEs/DEs. Letter <<<>>>  

      Unfortunately some of eligible officers are still left in this order for want of APRs , some of APRs of Executives reached late at Circle Office Mumbai.SNEA (I) Pune appeals the concerned comrades, to look into matter and send their APRs as early as possible.  


19 JAN 15: DoPT clarified that Filling of Annual Immovable Property Returns (IPR) under CCS Rule 1964 continues to be submitted by all Government Officers. IPRs are to be submitted in addition to the information to be submitted under Lokayukt Act 2013 & the last date for submission of IRRs is 31/01/2015. Letter <<<>>>   


17 JAN 15: CGMT MH Circle writes SSA Heads on Revenue Performance of their SSAs by QE Dec 2014 in each vertical and asks to ascertain the reasons for poor performance by SSAs in achievement of the revenue targets. Letter <<<>>>  

          The annual revenue Target of year 2014-15 for Maharashtra Circle is Rs. 3206 Core and achievement up to QE Dec-2014 is Rs. 2155 Crores which comes merely 67% whereas it should have been 75%. In this special letter, CGMT calls for critical analysis of revenue performance by SSA Heads and asks to submit detail report on assessment of reasons for poor performance & action plan to achieve revenue targets in remaining period three months period and last date for submit ion of action plan is 20/01/2015. 

         Till now Raigad SSA is at the Top of the list of revenue targets with 83.47 % achievement and Nanded SSA is at the bottom of the list with the achievement of merely 55.60% revenue targets of Year 2014-15.

         For  Pune SSA level initiatives & pending issues to increase revenue issue for survival of BSNL., all comrades are requested to email suggestions for improvement of overall revenue of Pune to Com. S. M. Chand, DP SNEA (I) Pune, {9423571555} , who is consolidating these details. The details may be please emailed on latest by 20/01/2015, so that we can submit it to Com.S.V.Bhad CP SNEA(I) MH Circle by 22/01/2015.


 17 JAN 15: AGM Staff Mumbai issued third reminder letter to SSA Heads for sending Special Reports, Assessment Sheet & VCRs for JTO Offg promotions which are due from 05/01/2014 & last date for submission of this information in 19/01/2015. Letter <<<>>>   


17 JAN 15: In a letter addressed to all SSA Heads, AGM Staff Mumbai calls for breakup of TTA vacancies specially for Non Recruiting Circles/Units & it is to be submitted by today itself i.e. 17/01/2015. Letter <<<>>>   


16 JAN 15: Congratulations!!! In two separate orders BSNL CO issued promotion orders for 1552 JAOs/AAOs for their AO Regular promotions. Order I <<<>>>   Order II <<<>>>

          All the JAOs/AAOs from Maharashtra Circle on their promotion as AO are posted in Maharashtra Circle itself and some additional AOs from other Circles are also posted to Maharashtra Circle. This will definitely help to meet present shortage of AOs in Maharashtra Circle.

        SNEA (I) Maharashtra congratulates all the comrades on their promotion as AO & conveys thanks to SNEA (I) CHQ for continuous persuasion of this matter and getting desired results.  


JTO(T) to SDE(T) LDCE classes Time Table for week  12/01/2015 to 17/01/2014


Date 12/01/2015   MON     Paper-II ( IT )          Topic: ICT SECURITY.

Date 13/01/2015   TUE      Paper-II ( IT )          Topic: CYBER SECURITY

Date 14/01/2015   WED     Paper-II ( IT )           Topic: CLOUD COMPUTING/WWW.

Date 15/01/2015   HOLIDAY

Date 16/01/2015    FRI      Paper-I   (Mgmt)       Topic: TIME MGMT.

Date 16/01/2015    FRI      Paper-I   (Mgmt)       Topic: ASSET MGMT.


Venue : Conference Hall,Bajirao Road,Pune 411002

Time   : 6.00pm to 8.00pm.

 All the eligible are requested to attend the classes sharply.


16 JAN 15: Congratulations!!!  The case filed at Hon CAT, Ernakulam challenging the method of fixation of seniority of JTOs dismissed today. This paves the way for long awaited promotions from JTO to SDE.  SNEA (I) MH conveys thanks to SNEA (I) CHQ for strong initiatives in this case and specially to Com George Varghese, CS SNEA (I) Kerala Circle for defending the case properly.  All concerned officers are requested to look into pending & fresh VCs in cases where earlier VCs are expired after period of 90 days.In case of any difficulty,concerned officer may contact DS SNEA(I),Pune.


16 JAN 15: Congratulations!!! Shri Anupam Shrivastava, DIR (CM) assumed the charge as CMD, BSNL for a period of 5 years or till retirement whichever is earlier. He is having 4.5 years service for superannuation. He is a BSNL absorbed ITS officer. He is having an uphill task of revival of BSNL. SNEA (I) wish him all the success and extends unqualified support to all his initiatives to revive our company. By this, our demand for filling up CMD and other Director Board posts partially fulfilled. DIR (EB) and DIR (Fin) selection completed and DIR (HR) post is notified. Order <<<>>>


16 JAN 15: JAO to AO promotion: CLO cleared the DPC minutes. It will be going to the competent authority for approval and orders are expected in a couple of days.


15 JAN 15: AGM Admn Mumbai endorsed the letter issued by BSNL CO on issues related to FSTC/Mobile/Broadband provided to MTNL/BSNL. It is clearly mentioned that to RSTC/Mobile/Broadband connections provided to BSNL/MTNL officers/staff are not to be disconnected for old outstanding payments. Order <<<>>>   


16 JAN 15: Meeting with Secretary, DoT on 14.01.2015: GS and CHQ President met Sri Rakesh Gargh, Sec/DoT and discussed the following issues:

A.  3G ICR pact by private operators and its impact on BSNL: Both GS and President explained the issue in detail to Sec/DoT. The case was originated as a result of the petition filed by SNEA in the Hon Delhi HC. The 3G ICR pact affects BSNL business. Also BSNL is forced to pay pan India spectrum charges, about 5000 Crores excess of other operators paid. BSNL invested huge money for infrastructure also but the other operators are providing services without having a network and no investment for network expansion. In the case of TDSAT verdict, Sri Kuldeep Singh is having conflict of interest since he has already taken a stand as CMD/DIR (OP), MTNL that 3G roaming is correct and called for tender for 3G roaming pact with other operators. Assn requested to bring these facts before the Hon SC during pleadings.

B.    Pension contribution on actual basic pay instead of maximum of the pay scale as per DoPT order dated 19.11.2009: Assn pointed out that the orders of the nodal agency DoPT to implement the order on pension contribution w.e.f 01.01.2006 is not implemented in case of BSNL absorbed employees. Administrative Ministry DoT forcing BSNL to continue to pay pension contribution on maximum of the pay scale and BSNL is forced to pay about Rs 300 Crores in excess as pension contribution per year. DoPT vide letter dated 24.04.2014 communicated to the Assn that the pension contribution is regulated as per the order dated 19.11.2009. After detailed discussion, Sec/DoT told us to give a note in this regard.

C.   BSNL and MTNL Merger: Assn requested Sec/DoT to address the contentious issues before a decision is taken on merger. The huge market liability of Rs 11,000 Crores for MTNL will sink BSNL also if it is merged with BSNL without taking over the liability by the Govt. Issues like Seniority, pay disparity, pay scales and disinvest of MTNL etc to be addressed before a final decision is taken. Sec/DoT assured that these issues will be taken care before a decision is taken on merger.

D.  Appointment of CMD and Directors for BSNL: Assn requested to fill up the vacant posts of CMD and Board of Directors in BSNL as a first step towards revival of BSNL. Since CMD and many Board member posts are lying vacant, policy decisions and initiatives are delaying in BSNL.  

16 JAN 15: Meeting with Sr GM(SR): GS and President met Sri Shameem Akhtar, Sr GM(SR) and held discussions on the pending issues related to membership verification like provision for a settlement on policy issues which strengthens the relations between Management and recognised Assn and end multiplicity of Assns, no of office bearers of Assn at Circle level and collection of fund other than subscription from the members. Sr GM(SR) assured that he will try to discuss these issues again in the Committee.

On membership verification, Sr GM informed that CMD already interacted with CGM/KTK and as per direction of CMD an early hearing application is moved for early hearing disposal of the case which may come at any time. The case is already come back to the original bench. 


SNEA (I) PUNE wishes



15 JAN 15: BSNL CO issued reminder to all Circles for information on corrections/omissions in AAO/JAO seniority list. Order <<<>>>   


15 JAN 15: CAO FC Mumbai issued orders for four week Phase I training for two left out JAOs w.e.f. 19/01/2015 at NATFM Hyderabad. Order <<<>>>   


14 JAN 15: By adding four new post of DEs in Mobile Pune, AGM Staff Mumbai calls revised willingness for DE L/A arrangements and revised last date of submission of willingness is 16/01/2015. Order <<<>>>

       When more than 16 posts of DEs are being managed by local looking after arrangements in Mobile unit itself by violating guidelines issued by BSNL CO, the Circle Office has merely added four posts keeping space for continuation of illegal L/A arrangements locally and creating troubles for executives. Apart from these 16 DE vacancies in Mobile Unit, in many of SSAs, local arrangements are made for fulfilling requirement of DEs for smooth maintenance of day to day working. AGM/DEs are having different financial powers & different authorities as compared to SDEs/JTOs and needs to be given proper & legal orders for using all these authorities. It seems that vacancies of only Circle office are calculated as per actual requirement and in case of all other SSAs/Units, there is need to correct the vacancies different units as per minimum requirement.


14 JAN 15: By adding more 38 names of JTOs, AGM Staff Mumbai calls willingness for SDE L/A arrangements and last  date of submission willingness  is 20/01/2015. Letter <<<>>>   


 14 JAN 15: CAO FC Mumbai issued orders for five week Phase III training for 15 JAOs w.e.f. 19/01/2015 at NATFM Hyderabad. 

Order <<<>>>   


14 JAN 15: AGM Staff Mumbai issued waiting lists of request transfers in DE cadre as on 31/12/2014. Letter <<<>>>  

        Concerned executives are given opportunity for withdrawal of request if he/she desires so and individual has to submit withdrawal request latest by 27/01/2015. For any discrepancies in the data of this request transfer waiting list, individuals have to contact Com. R. R. Yadav, AD Staff C Mumbai on 9423984142 & get is corrected.  


14 JAN 15: AGM Staff Mumbai calls for Vigilance Clearance of 189 SDEs for DE Looking After Arrangements and last date for its submission is 15/01/2015. Letter <<<>>>  


14 JAN 15: Meeting with GM (Estt) on E2, E3 pay scales replacing the intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A: GS and both AGSs met GM(Estt) on 12.01.2015 to discuss E2, E3 pay scales and holding committee meeting. GM (Estt) told that in the last committee meeting, demand for E2 to E7 pay scales which is not part of the terms and conditions of the committee was raised by some members and the cabinet decision on MTNL has come where cabinet decided to reduce the pay scales of MTNL to that of BSNL, the question of whether E2, E3 can be implemented in BSNL is referred to DoT. Association strongly protested against this action to refer the matter back to DoT since last three years from Feb, 2012 onwards this issue is simply shuttling in the name of DoT, DPE etc. In the Committee meeting on 17.11.2014, Chairman directed GM (Estt) to refer the matter to DIR(HR)/CMD to decided on the terms of reference of the Committee but now the matter has been sent to DoT against the decision taken in the committee meeting. This is nothing but delay tactics.

We clearly told GM (Estt) that cabinet decision on MTNL is a latest development in 2014 and we are discussing about the pay revision and revised pay scales replacing intermediary scales of E1A and E2A from 01.01.2007. Whatever be the rationalization of pay scales has to happen, it will be from the next pay revision from 2017 and not from 01.01.2007. In the name of development in MTNL, there is no justification in delaying the finalization of pay scales of BSNL w.e.f. 01.01.2007. If comparison with MTNL is required, then BSNL has to consider for parity in pay from 01.10.2000 till rationalization is done.

GM (Estt) mentioned that E1 and E2 scale is already approved by BSNL Board and it is implemented in BSNL. On that GS replied that its implementation is provisional pending final decision on the pay scales for which the Committee is constituted and DoT has to approve the same. GM (Estt) further told that some section of Executives has apprehension that on implementation of E2, E3 pay scale alone, anomaly will occur as JTOs of 2001/2002 batch will reach E3 scale in 9 to 11 years where as 2005/2007/2008 batches will reaches in 4 to 6 years. It is always a fact that in any pay revision youngsters will be benefitted than the seniors but the seniors never come on the way of the future of youngsters, which is the history of trade union movement. In 1986 pay revision also, seniors pay even got reduced but they whole heartedly welcomed the up gradation of the pay scales of the JTO cadre and struggled for that. No Assn or Executive of BSNL is against extending E2, E3 pay scales to the JTO/JAOs of 2007, 2008 and later recruitments.  Assn clearly told GM(Estt) that our demand is E2 to E7 scale but due to Managements apprehension about the huge financial implication on pension contribution, at least to give relief to the JTOs of 2007 and 2008 batch and JTO/JAOs recruited after 2007, the terms of reference of the joint committee was decided as to examine the implementation of E2, E3 scale replacing intermediary Pay scales of E1A and E2A for JTO and SDE cadres keeping the other scales pending for the time being till pension contribution issue is settled.  

The latest developments show that the Management is in no mood to implement at least E2, E3 pay scales for the time being. CMD and other senior officers again and again assured us to resolve the issues through discussions in the Joint Committee but in fact the issue is referred to DoT again without any valid reason. This shows that management want to demote the cadres of JTO/JAO and SDE/AO to E1 and E2 scales. We have no other option left other than to restart the agitation programmes which we are held in abeyance on assurances from CMD, BSNL.


14 JAN 15: Meeting with GM(FP): GS and both AGSs met GM(FP) and held discussions on JAO to AO promotion, AO to CAO promotion for around 230 posts, meeting of the Committee on option case of 2010 batch etc. On JAO to AO promotion, CLO raised some queries about the unassessed cases, most of them are absconding cases and it will be submitted after CLO returns from leave on 15th.


13 JAN 15: CS SNEA(I) Maharashtra writes to GS SNEA(I) CHQ submitting views of Maharashtra comrades on draft HR Plan along with copy of letter on concept of Area Offices and problems thereof written to CGMT MH Circle.  Letter to GS <<<>>>   

Copy of letter to CGMT MH Circle opposing implementation of Area Office concept in Maharashtra Circle.  <<<>>>


13 JAN 15: AGM Staff Mumbai issued waiting lists of request transfers in JTO & SDE cadre as on 31/12/2014.

SDEs <<<>>>    JTOs <<<>>>

             Concerned executives are given opportunity for withdrawal of request if he/she desires so and individual has to submit withdrawal request latest by 31/01/2015. For any discrepancies in the data of this request transfer waiting list, individuals have to contact Com. V. J. Bhandirge, AD Staff B Mumbai on 9423082370 & get is corrected.  


13 JAN 15: BSNL CO endorsed the clarifications issued by DoPT on eligibility of disabled children for family pension after marriage & eligibility of two family pensions. Letter <<<>>>


13 JAN 15: DoPT issued revised formats for declaration of assets by Public Servants under Lokayukt Rule 2013 which is to be completed before 30/04/2014. Letter <<<>>>


 10 JAN 15: AGM Estt Mumbai writes third reminder to SSA Heads calling for missing APRs of 28 executives for E4 to E5 TBP DPC which is scheduled on 13/01/2015. Letter <<<>>>

       It has been clearly warned in this letter that in case of non receipt of these APRs by 13/01/2015, the names of the said officers will not be considered in DPC and hence all are concerned officers and DS are requested to look into these cases of missing APRs and send Xerox copies of APRs of these officers for period mentioned against their name by post and scanned copies of same APRs by email on to avoid postal delay and confirm its receipt with Com. D. D. Pardeshi AD HRD-I on 022-26467572.


 10 JAN 15: GS SNEA(I) CHQ writes to CMD, BSNL regarding impledement in the Hon Supreme Court in the SLP filed by DoT against the TDSAT verdict on 3G ICR pact by private operators. Letter <<<>>>


 10 JAN 15: SNEA is impleading in the SLP filed by DoT in the Hon Supreme Court against the TDSAT verdict on 3G ICR pact by private operators.


 10 JAN 15:147 Seniority Case in Hon Supreme Court: Hon Supreme Court directed to complete the service and the pleadings by filing reply, rejoinder etc and posted the case for hearing in the 3rd week of March-2015 in a non miscellaneous day.


10 JAN 15: Seniors drawing less pay than their juniors: The SLP filed by BSNL in the Hon Supreme Court against the judgment of Hon Kerala High Court in the case of Sri Sethumadhavan & Others has been dismissed today. Assn all along pleading with the Management to step up the pay of seniors at par with that of the Juniors on account of EPP. Assn will be taking up the matter with BSNL Management to generalize the judgment for all.


 9 JAN 15  : Overwhelming Response from comrades of Pune for Three days Dharna on 06th, 07th and 08th January, 2015 at O/O PGMT Pune: As per call given by Forum of BSNL Unions & Associations, about all comrades in Pune  have participated in Dharana making it highly successful and showing their commitments to the genuine demands raised by Forum with total unity of executives and Non executives. Thus comrades have given their unconditional and devoted support to “Save BSNL” Campaign. Since the day one, the comrades have taken initiatives and with more awareness over the period of three days, about all comrades have participated in third day Dharana by applying casual leaves, showing the greatest unity and supported the demands raised by Central HQ of Forum. Many of the CHQ, Circle & District Leaders of different unions & associations have addressed mass gathering during lunch hour demonstrations and explained the different demands raised by Forum and its importance in call given for “Save BSNL”. With stronger and historical unity of Executives and Non executives throughout Pune SSA, comrades have shown committed support for continuation of  Save BSNL” call till settlement of demands.   

        SNEA (I) Pune conveys sincere thanks and gratitude to comrades of Pune & leaders of different Unions & Associations in Pune for their overwhelming response & strong unity for this three days Dharana and making historical and grand success.


 JTO(T) to SDE(T) LDCE classes Time Table on date 10/01/2014






Venue : Conference Hall,Bajirao Road,Pune 411002

Time   : 10.00 am to 12.30 am

 All the eligible are requested to attend the classes sharply.


 9 JAN 15: DPE issued orders for increase in IDA by 2.2% w.e.f. 01/01/2015.  Order <<<>>>


 9 JAN 15: BSNL CO calls for details of death cases for claims under renewable term insurance available with leave encashment scheme.  Letter <<<>>>


 9 JAN 15: AGM Estt Mumbai endorsed letter by BSNL CO for IPMS {Individual Performance System} Card for executives along with  sample score cards for each working category of Executive scores thereof.  Details <<<>>>


8 JAN 15: AGM DE& R Mumbai published list of eligible SC/ST candidates for LDCE for SDE promotions to be held on 15/02/2014 and direct controlling offices to relive all these candidates and candidates from minority community for necessary pre-recruitment training which is being arranged by AGM Estt Mumbai.  Letter <<<>>>


 8 JAN 15: BSNL CO issued clarification for looking after arrangements in meeting shortage of executives in Electrical wing.  

                  Letter <<<>>>


 8 JAN 15: BSNL CO issued new guidelines for Corporate Social Responsibility and sustainability and these guidelines are applicable from 01/04/2014.  Letter <<<>>>


  6 JAN 15: Examination Centre for LDCE for SDE Promotions:  The JTOs in Maharashtra appearing for LDCE for SDE promotions under 33 % Quota will be now at ease as their time and money will be saved while appearing this examination to be held on 15/02/2014. Normally said examination is held centrally at Mumbai and that to be private colleges, wherein our JTOs from different corners of Maharashtra have to search such private colleges in difficult places of Mumbai for appearing examination and have to waste important time and BSNL Money for same. But this time, the SDE LDCE will be held at three locations namely Pune, Nashik & Nagpur and the in house infrastructure of RTCC & CTCC will be used for this examination.   


JTO(T) to SDE(T) LDCE classes Time Table for week  05/01/2015 to 09/01/2014


Date 05/01/2015   MON     Paper-II ( CFA )          Topic: ROUTING PRINCIPLE.

Date 06/01/2015   TUE      Paper-II ( CFA )          Topic: POWER PLANT & SMPS MODULES.

Date 07/01/2015   WED     Paper-II ( CM )           Topic: RF PLANNING & DRIVE TEST.

Date 08/01/2015   THU     Paper- II ( IT)             Topic: ERP.

Date 09/01/2015    FRI      Paper-I   (Mgmt)         Topic:BSNL CDA RULES


Venue : Conference Hall,Bajirao Road,Pune 411002

Time   : 6.00pm to 8.00pm.

 All the eligible are requested to attend the classes sharply.


5 JAN 15: Three days Dharna on 06th, 07th and 08th January, 2015 at O/O PGMT Pune: As per the decision of Forum of BSNL Unions/ Associations, three days Dharna will be held on 06, 07, 08 Jan, 2014. All the issues in the charter of demands are related to BSNL revival only which is our main concern except 30% superannuation benefit to BSNL direct rect employees and pension revision for the pensioners. All members are requested to attend the Dharna programme and make it a grand success.

     Maximum members should participate in the Dharna on all the days and it should be ensued that each and every BSNL employee is participating in the Dharna at least one day by availing leave


SNEA (I) PUNE wishes



5 JAN 15: Recruitment Year of Newly promoted JTOs: SNEA (I) Maharashtra has received many queries about the recruitment year of JTOs promoted in last LICE as same was not mentioned in their posting order. We have taken up matter with Shri. P.R. Sule DGM HR/Admn Mumbai on 03/01/2014 and brought to his notice the grievances of these comrade and problems faced by them. After detail discussions with concerned officers, he has issued instructions to AGM (Staff/Estt) Mumbai for issuing fresh letter giving recruitment year of all the JTOs promoted in TTA to JTO LICE and Com. P. M. Joshi, AGM Staff/Estt) Mumbai assured to issue said letter within 2-3 days.


3 JAN 15: CAO FC  Mumbai issued posting order of 75 JAOs after completion of five week Phase III Training at NATFM Hyderabad wherein all JAOs except one are posted at same place.  Order <<<>>>    Corrigendum   <<<>>>


 3 JAN 15: BSNL CO issued revised reporting & reviewing structure of Civil & Electrical Wing Executives. This order will supersede earlier instructions on this subject vide order dated 16/04/2014.  Letter <<<>>>


3 JAN 15: By endorsing letter issued by CLO BSNL CO , AGM Admn Mumbai writes SSA Heads to update Reservation Roster as on 31/01/2015 and send compliance report 15/02/2015.  Letter <<<>>>



 2 JAN 15: Editorial January 2015 <<<>>>


2 JAN 15:Meeting with CMD/BSNL on E2, E3 pay scale and membership verification: GS, CHQ President and AGS Com Dahiya met Sri A. N. Rai, CMD/BSNL and held discussions on the above issues.

Assn told CMD that first time after the formation of Joint Committee, a brief meeting on E2, E3 pay scale issue was held on 17.11.2014. In that meeting Chairman and others inclined to consider E2, E3 scales for JTO/JAO and SDE/AO alone which will settle the issues of JTO/JAOs of 2007, 2008 and later recruits and the non standard pay scales of E1A and E2A if cascading effect is not there. The demand for cascading effect of pay scales upto E7 scale has been referred to CMD by the Chairman as it is not part of the original terms of reference of the committee.

CMD informed that such HR issues are not at all clearing by the Board as DoT is taking tough stand on HR issues. He suggested to consider the issue in the next pay revision in 2017. All these issues can be projected before the 3rd PRC and solution can be found. To meet the pay loss issue, 5 increments also given to the JTO/JAOs, CMD informed. The pension contribution issue also not agreed by DoT to finalise the pay sales.

Assn very strongly pleaded that BSNL cannot approach the 3rd PRC with non standard pay scales and as on today, the pay scales of JTO/JAOs and SDE/AOs, the basic cadres are not finalized. So at least the revised pay scales for JTO/JAO and SDE/AO replacing E1A and E2A to be finalized soon. It cannot be postponed further. Assn also pleaded that it was agreed in March 2014 that in case DPE not agreeing for E1A and E2A and pension contribution issue is not resolved, the possibility of extending standard pay scales of E2, E3 for JTO/JAO and SDE/AO alone will be considered. So atleast this portion has to be settled immediately.  

Finally CMD agreed to consider the proposal and informed that he will direct the Chairman accordingly.

It is understood that Estt wing moved a file to DIR/CMD regarding terms of reference of the Committee as suggested by the Chairman. But surprisingly it contains some other very negative information regarding MTNL pension issue and reference on cabinet decision on MTNL issue to bring parity in MTNL pay scales with that of BSNL and in that case whether E2, E3 can be considered now or not without the clearance from DoT since it is a cabinet decision. What is the motive of such a negative note to CMD when Chairman instructed to refer only the terms of reference to CMD is not known. Other Assns also may be aware of this development. Assn is committed to ensure that JTO/JAOs recruited after 01.01.2007 (2007, 2008, 2010 etc) is placed in the standard pay scales of E2 and SDE/AOs in E3 scale.

On settling the issues of E2, E3 pay scales which will give relief to the JTO/JAOs recruited after 01.01.2007 especially the 2007 and 2008 batch JTOs and 2010 JAO/ SRD JTOs and meet our demand for standard pay scales for the basic cadres which are facing demotion. We are in touch with other Assns in UF and awaiting the response from them. We hope that they also will respond positively to the issue of the basic cadres and especially that of the JTOs of 2007, 2008 and 2010 JAO/JTOs and they cannot take a negative stand on this important issue of standard pay scales of E2, E3 especially for JTO/JAOs of 2007, 2008, 2010 etc. The 3rd PRC is going to be formed shortly, so we have to settle the issue without further delay.

If the response from Management is not positive, we have to start the agitation which we deferred. We are watching the developments on other issues also.

On membership verification, Assn requested to expedite the court case at Banglore. It is not handled properly by the Management. On the issues to be resolved, Assn requested CMD to make necessary changes in the rules namely provision for a settlement with the recognized Assn which distinguishes the recognized Assn from other Assns, keeping the no of office-bearers at Circle level as 15 and provision for collection of fund as decided by the competent forums. Meanwhile Assn demanded to restore all the trade union facilities extended to SNEA(I) in 2004 as verification process is taking time. By May, 2015, almost one year it is going to complete after the initiation of verification process. CMD immediately spoken to GM(SR) and directed him to examine the status of court case and other issues raised by the Assn for modification and brief him.


JTO(T) to SDE(T) LDCE classes Time Table for week 29/12/2014 to 03/01/2015


Date 29/12/2014   Monday      Paper-I          Topic: Energy Conservation and Fire Safty.

Date 30/12/2014   Tuesday     Paper-II (IT)  Topic: Computer Networking/LAN/WAN.

Date 31/12/2014   Wensday    No Class

Date 01/01/2015   Thursday    Paper-II (IT)  Topic:Oracle Data Base.

Date 02/01/2015   Friday        Paper-II (IT)  Topic:OSI Model.

Date 03/01/2015   Saturday    Paper-II (IT)  Topic:Ethernet.


Venue : Conference Hall,Bajirao Road,Pune 411002

Time   : 6.00pm to 8.00pm.

 All the eligible are requested to attend the classes sharply.


30 DEC 14: BSNL CO issued reminder for sending VCRs, APRs & Assessment Reports for SDE Reg DPC under 67% Seniority cum Fitness Quota and now issued time schedule for submitting Screening Committee Reports and APRs. Letter <<<>>>

    It is good news for Maharashtra Comrades that with prompt & timely action by officers in Establishment Section and with keen persuasion by District Secretaries & Circle Office Bearers of SNEA (I) Maharashtra, all the APRs & VCRs were received in time by Circle Office from all SSAs and entire information of Maharashtra Circle i.e. VCRs and Assessment Sheet for this DPC has been sent to BSNL CO by speed post as well as by email on 26/12/2014 itself. Now Maharashtra Circle is ready to handover the hard copies of APRs & Assessment Sheet at any time. But unfortunately in this schedule Maharashtra Circle is given slot on last day i.e. on 28/01/2014, after period of more than one month. Further, on the same day, many of the major Circles have been given time slot which may create heavy rush in single and being last day. SNEA (I) MH will take up matter for allotment of early time slot/schedule for submission of hard copies of this information by Maharashtra Circle.   


29 DEC 14: Cheating on name & fame of BSNL continues now on name of Recruitment of “Telecom Assistants” in BSNL call centres: The fraudulent persons continue to cheat public by using name and fame of BSNL. Earlier these culprits have targeted Doctors on name of Medical treatments of BSNL employees and benefits to their hospitals, then to landlords for leasing out land for constructions of BSNL towers and now on name of recruitment of TTAs in BSNL.   Bogus Appointment letter <<<>>> 

·        These culprits apply one after other ideas for cheating public by using name & fame of BSNL and trapping innocents in their net.

·        In this new concept, the needy persons are being trapped with such bogus calls on some known information of BSNL and here also same method may be used by bogus issuing call letters even on letter pad of BSNL with stamp & signature and post of Dy GM Pers Delhi

·        In an appointment letter dated 18/12/2014 issued to one Mr. Akash Meshram, directly on name of Dy General Manager Personal BSNL without name but with Signature, Stamp & bogus Office Address at D-27, Connaught Place, Inner Circle, New Delhi it is informed that the person will be recruited on permanent post of Telecom Assistant and it is informed that person appointed will be provided laptop, Mobile Handset with sim card and dress code. To go ahead with job one has to undergo 25 days training and thereafter joining letter will be issued and for joining one has to deposit Rs. 5800 as Security deposit and it is assured that this amount will be refunded after completion of said 25 days training.

·        It is specifically stressed that security deposit is to be deposited in Bank Account of BSNL on name of authorised Financer Officer of BSNL. This letter assures for different existing and non existence allowances and insurances to recruited person. 

·        It is important that name of BSNL is misused for cheating public openly and unfortunately no action is taken for any misuse by BSNL authorities at any level. There needs to be have special unit to keep watch on such misuse of BSNL name and authority and stop harassment & cheating of public, unfortunately nothing is seen for last 4-5 years and culprits use to trap & cheat innocent public on name of BSNL, thereby spoiling image of BSNL.  

·        If we look at small advertisements in many of the newspapers it is seen that there are many works and vacancies in BSNL, but unfortunately BSNL management does not know about it. 

·        In earlier occasions also SNEA(I) has taken initiatives against such cheatings and our comrades of SNEA(I) Kalyan have played vital role in stopping such cheating of doctors by culprits and by action of alerts comrades one person was arrested and since then the cheating of doctors has been reduced rather stopped at least in Maharashtra Circle.

·        But thereafter funda of leasing private land was raised and call centre same was also raised & defeated by SNEA (I) by directly calling concerned phone numbers and making them clear that such bogus letters have been taken note seriously and they will have to face action for such misleading and cheating ideas and since then we have not received much complaints on leasing out land for BSNL.

·        In present case also we have called on the said numbers and at first instance it was informed that one urgent meeting is going on and please call after half an hour. When we called after half an hour, both the numbers are no reply and till now the numbers are not being replied.

·        All these facts confirm that this entire matter is cheating idea on name & fame of BSNL.

·        We have brought the facts to notice of concerned officers in BSNL and let us hope that serious note of this crime is taken by someone in BSNL at competent position and action is taken against misuse of BSNL name, fame, letter pad, logo and fraudulent signatures which are crimes in eyes of law. 

·        Only positive we employees and executives of BSNL can take from this is that the value, prestige & importance of BSNL till continues and note that if  many of the culprits are able to earn lakhs & Crores of rupees just by using name of BSNL, many of the vendors and partners of BSNL are earning Crores from and on name of BSNL and we the permanent stakeholders of BSNL should understand the values of services and job we own  and devote more on BSNL works as we have got best opportunity to serve in this company, owned by Govt of India.

·        All comrades are requested to take note of it and take timely care by bringing awareness among the general public, friends & relatives so that no one comes in trap of such culprits and be part to stop misuse of name of BSNL by best possible ways. 


27 DEC 14: As per orders issued by DoPT the last date for declaration of Assets & Liabilities by Public Servants under Lokpal & Lokayukt Act 2013 is extended by four months and now last date is 30/04/2015 which was earlier 31/12/2014.  Order <<<>>>


27 DEC 14: Department of Health & Welfare, Govt of India, issues clarifications for issuing medicines under CGHS.  Letter <<<>>>


27 DEC 14: BSNL CO calls for VCs & APRS for missing cases in DE Regular promotions.  Letter <<<>>>


24 DEC 14: JTO(T) to SDE(T) LDCE classes : Toady i.e.24/12/2014, lecture will be on the topic “Broadband,Overview on NGN,IPTAX”.The will be delivered by our  Shri.P.K.Saha Sir Addl.G.M.(NIB & IT).

The venue for classes is Conference Hall,Bajirao Road,Pune 411002 and the timing for the classes is 6.00pm to 8.00pm.

 All the eligible SNEA members who have opted for CFA as a specialization are requested to attend the classes sharply.

On date 25/12/2014 will be holiday for class. On date 26/12/2014 class will be as usual.


23 DEC 14: AGM Estt Mumbai issued Time Bound Promotion Orders for 179 SDEs/DEs from E4 to E5 Scales. Letter <<<>>>

         SNEA (I) Pune congratulates all the promoted officers and conveys sincere thanks to all Officers and staff of Establishment section for completion of all works related to this DPC & issuing orders in Time Bound Manner and that to shortest possible time. SNEA(I) Pune conveys sincere thanks to our dashing and dynamic Com.M.S.Adsul CS SNEA(I) MH Circle and his team for day to day updates on receipt of VCR


23 DEC 14: AGM Staff Mumbai issued transfer orders from Tenure as well as Non Tenure Stations in DE Cadre with clear instructions that officer under transfer has to clear the Universal Box & PRD.  Letter <<<>>>


23 DEC 14: AGM Estt Mumbai issued instructions for submission of IPR (Immovable property Return) for Year Ending 2014 and last date of submission is 31/01/2015. Letter <<<>>>

As per guidelines, it is compulsory for all Officers/Officials to submit duly signed IPR with HRMS Number and Controlling Officer has to make suitable entry in APR of concerned Officer/Official. The Officers/Officials in Circle Office Mumbai have to submit the IPR in hard copy and Offices/Officers from other units are directed to send the scanned copies through CD. 


23 DEC 14: AGM M&S CFA Mumbai endorsed the letter issued by BSNL CO for revision of landline & CDMA Pulse rate w.e.f. 01/01/2015.  Letter <<<>>>

          It is most unfortunate that while there is no change in calls to be made to network of other Private Operators, there is increase by 33.33 % in call rates  which will be made to BSNLs own network  and there will be increase by 50% on calls to be made from BSNLT to MTNL Mumbai& Delhi Network. This is how our authorities at BSNL are away from the actual requirement of the landline customers. It is fact that many of the BSNL landline customers are surrendering landline mainly due to heavy rental and now this increase in call rates on its own network will not benefit BSNL but it will have reverse effect and there will be many fold impact increasing number of landline & CDMA surrender cases. From such decesions, it is seen that BSNL management has decided to close its own and basic services on which crores of rupees have been invested by BSNL & now investing by adding NGN switches with expenditure of hundreds of crores. This is really serious matter and SNEA (I) MH will take up this matter with concerned authorities.

          All District Secretaries, Circle office Bearers, Activists, Officers  & Staff can send their views & comments with details to Com. S.R.Kalmegh ACS (East) SNEA (I) MH by email or sms/call on Mobile No. 9422857071.    


22 DEC 14: Complete collapse of Regulatory Mechanism in BSNL deliberately engineered and carefully planned by top BSNL Management to facilitate private operators squeeze and wreck havoc with resources of BSNL. Allowing private operators to have cake walk in 3 G ICR case in Supreme Court classic instance of BSNL Management compromising legitimate business interests of the Company at a time when it is profusely bleeding:
The move to systematically demolish a once robust regulatory mechanism in BSNL started nearly four years before and today it is non- existent. Systematically demolishing Regulatory Mechanism of such a gigantic telecom company was a well calculated and planned strategy of top BSNL Management with ulterior and dubious motives to allow private operators to have a free ground vis-a-vis eating into the revenues of BSNL and they have succeeded in their sinister designs. Regulatory mechanisms are today the nerve centres of telecom service providers and BSNL is having nothing such as regulation today. Nothing means really nothing. This deserves strongest condemnation of BSNL Management for allowing continuance of a situation where private operators have a free and unhindered walk by eating into the vitals of the Company and are allowed to jeopardize   legitimate business interests of the Company wilfully. These are the credentials of BSNL Management. What a pity. How management is directly contributing deliberately towards disaster of the Company.

Director (CM)/BSNL must and has to own total responsibility and must be taken to severe task for serious, unpardonable and deliberate lapse of allowing Private Operators to have a free run in 3G ICR case in Supreme Court Vis-a-Vis BSNL: Since 90% of the regulatory issues relate to wireless segment of the business, Director(CM), with nearly more than a one and a half year in the saddle now, should have taken immediate action to ensure that a robust and vibrant regulatory mechanism is put in place. Despite persistent pleadings by this Association to take immediate action to have a robust regulatory mechanism in place, Director (CM) took just no action and the result of all this was that BSNL was not represented in the Supreme Court recently in the most important case of 3G ICR case recently and obviously Supreme Court did not stay the order of TDSAT to allow private operators to roam in 3G segment through illegitimate ICR pacts. Who pays for the massive losses that BSNL is suffering from in 3G segment because of cartelization by Vodafone, Idea and Airtel?  We have good reasons to conclude that top BSNL Management has been part and parcel of facilitating this cartelization and allowing private operators to encroach upon 3G business of BSNL through illegitimate ICR pacts and eat into resources of BSNL. From the discussions with top management of BSNL, it appears as if this is not even an issue for them. We did not expect action from previous Director (CM) for very obvious reasons, but new Director (CM) on whom huge expectations hinged has disappointed and betrayed the trust of the Company by allowing its interests to be compromised. Will Director (CM), instead of acting in a bureaucratic way, be proactive, tough and take actions on the ground that lead to tangible results. It is high time for young Director (CM) to introspect and initiate serious and meaningful initiatives that restore his credibility. Director (CM) should be conscious of the fact that for the first time potential wireless segment of the Company has gone into the red and he has to own up responsibility and must be held accountable for this debacle. 

The beginning of all this should be to immediately have a very strong, lively and vibrant Regulatory Mechanism in the Company where people having complete knowledge of very complex issues relating to telecom policy regimes, networking, regulatory policy frameworks, IUC, telecom traffic flows, tariff structures are posted. Let the present mechanism which is non- existent be done away with as quickly as possible. Heads would have rolled over for such a lapse in a private enterprise.


22 DEC 14: Meeting with CMD / BSNL: CHQ president, AGS, Com Dahiya, CS/TN and CS/BSNL CO met CMD on 19-12-2014 and conveyed strongest resentment of the Association because of deliberate failure of BSNL Management to let allow private operators to have a free go in the Supreme Court in the 3G ICR case since BSNL was not represented and naturally Supreme Court did not stay the operation of TDSAT judgement to allow private operators to offer 3G services through illegitimate ICR pacts. Even though DOT pleaded for interim injunction on the operation of the TDSAT Judgement, but it did not cut much ice with the Court since 3G business of BSNL is adversely impacted through such illegitimate policy breaches. This plea cannot be put forth by DOT since it is a licensor/policy enforcer and it has to restrict its arguments to policy breaches. BSNLs 3G business is impacted and violation of this breach of policy is affecting 3G business of BSNL only. BSNL had exclusive locus standi to pitch this argument but since it was not represented, Supreme Court did not stay order of TDSAT and private operators had naturally a free run which was facilitated by BSNL Management, we informed CMD.

          We also informed CMD that critical Regulatory Mechanism in BSNL is collapsed and is non-existent today. Immediate action needs to be taken to put in place a very robust and lively Regulatory Mechanism to take care of critical and very intricate regulatory issues which have become extremely significant and relevant in present day telecom scenario, we urged upon CMD. It is really very sad and unfortunate that BSNL, which once had a very tough and viable regulatory mechanism to defend its interests in various Courts, today has nothing like regulation, we apprised CMD. CMD assured that he would act immediately on this important issue.


22 DEC 14: Meeting with Director (CM): CHQ president, AGS Com Dahiya, CS/TN and CS/BSNL CO met Director (CM) on 19-12-2014 and conveyed to him also serious resentment of the Association over the lapse of BSNL Management in not defending 3G ICR case in Supreme Court and thereby allowing private operators to have their way on such an important issue. We reminded Director (CM) that, since 90% of the regulatory issues pertain to CM wing, it was prime responsibility of Director (CM) to ensure that a very robust regulatory mechanism exists to defend policy and regulatory issues in various courts. We also reminded him that on several occasions in the past, this Association requested his intervention on this important issue but nothing really happened.

Finally, we once again urged upon him to take action on war footing to put in place a very formidable and sound Regulatory Mechanism in the Company since more than 90% of regulatory issues relate to wireless segment. We also suggested that Regulatory wing of BSNL should be under direct control of Director (CM). We were assured of a very quick response.  


22 DEC 14: JTO(T) to SDE(T) LDCE classes at Pune: SNEA Pune will conduct classes for JTO(T) to SDE(T) from today i.e.22/12/2014.Toady the classroom will be opened by our beloved Shri.A.V.Vadnerkar Sr.GM Mobile.

The venue for classes is Conference Hall,Bajirao Road,Pune 411002 and the timing for the classes is 6.00pm to 8.00pm.

The details of the classes will be uploaded shortly. All the eligible SNEA members are requested to attend the classes.


22 DEC 14:Meeting with Shri. Major M.A.Khan ED(New Bussiness)Designate BSNL CO : SNEA Pune leaders including DS SNEA(I) Pune,Com.S.V.Deshpande President , Civil Branch SNEA Pune,Com.R.K.Khot Civil Branch Secretary SNEA(I) Pune met, Shri. Major M.A.Khan ED(New Bussiness)Designate BSNL CO and Shri.V.B.Gupta PGM(BW) BSNL CO at Pune on their visit to Pune on date 12/12/2014. All the leaders welcomed both of them  and discussed following point,

1.Extending Group B Pay scales notionally w.e.f. 01/10/2000 to JTO(Civil/Electrical/Architecture) and SDE (Civil/Electrical/Architecture)

    on lines similar to JAO pay scales.

2.Amendment to BSNLMS RR with respect to promotion from SDE (Civil/Electrical/Architecture) to EE (Civil/Electrical/Architecture) to

    Make Diploma holders eligible for EE(C/E) promotions.

3. All India Eligibility List (AIEL) in the grade of JTO(C).

4. Seniority list in the grade of SDE(Civil).

5. Recruitment of JTO(C).

                       In meeting Shri.V.K.Gupta SE Civil Circle Pune and our active civil comrades were also present. The meeting ended with pleasant note.


20 DEC 14: AGM Admn Mumbai endorsed letter issued by BSNL CO on instructions to be followed on tour as per CCS Conduct Rule & BSNL CDA Rule on accepting gifts & hospitality on tour. Letter <<<>>>


20 DEC 14: DoPT reiterated instructions to be followed for change of Date of Birth by Government Employees. Letter <<<>>>


20 DEC 14: BSNL CO issued instructions for engagement of apprentice in BSNL under Apprentice Act. Letter <<<>>>


20 DEC 14: Contempt case relating to repatriation ITS in Hon'ble HC of Delhi: DOT came under scathing fire from Hon'ble HC of Delhi for its blatant and deliberate violation of the Judgement of Hon’ble High Court regarding repatriation of ITS. Hon’ble HC severely reprimanded and came down heavily on the counsel appearing for DOT for its naked manipulations in implementing the judgement of HC.

Hon’ble Court, short of passing a formal order for breach and contempt of its Judgement delivered by Hon’ble High Court in March, 2012 regarding repatriation of ITS, came very close to terming the actions of DOT as amounting to contempt of Court. At one point of time, the Hon’ble bench asked DOTs counsel to immediately and personally summon Secy/DOT to the Court to explain the conduct and actions of DOT in completely breaching implementation of the Judgement of the Court and persistently misleading the Court regarding its implementation.

However, after painstaking pleadings and explanation by DOTs counsel and his assurances to the Hon’ble Court that necessary corrective actions would be initiated towards implementation of the judgement in letter and spirit, the matter was posted to 5th March, 2015. What is extremely important is that Hon’ble High Court felt completely convinced and satisfied, after detailed arguments by counsel of SNEA (I) that DOT has perpetrated clear breach of Judgement amounting to contempt. The stand of this Association towards ITS repatriation is undoubtedly getting vindicated.  


19 DEC 14: AGM Staff Mumbai issued orders for Tenure Transfers of JTOs for Quarter Ending December 2014. Order <<<>>>

 The file for Tenure transfer in SDE & DE for Quarter Ending Dec 2014 is also under process and orders are expected within a day or two.


19 DEC 14: In a very good initiatives to save expenditure and to support Green initiatives, BSNL has taken decision to stop printing & distribution of Telephone Bills for Residential Telephones of BSNL Employees w.e.f. 01/02/2015 and e-bills will be sent to registered email ID of employees. Letter <<<>>>

  Similar actions needs to be taken for all office telephone bills as well as Mobile Telephone Bills which will save further money and use of paper and cost of printing & distribution. This option also can be exercised optionally for many of BSNL customers, who are willing to accept e- Telephone bills by e-mail


18 DEC 14: BSNL CO issued advise to BSNL Executives and Non Executives to refrain from using outside extra departmental channels including political influence for meeting their transfer & other service matter with warning of disciplinary action for violation of CDA rules. Letter <<<>>>


18 DEC 14: BSNL CO issued orders for payments of Honorarium to Inquiry Officers & Presenting Officers. Letter <<<>>>


18 DEC 14: BSNL CO calls for willingness from SDE Civil for deputation to Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation Limited as Executive Engineer Civil and last date of submission of application is 31/12/2014. Letter <<<>>>


18 DEC 14: BSNL CO issued second reminder letter for reliving of DEs & DGMs on out of Circle transfers and calls for compliance thereof. Letter <<<>>>


18 DEC 14: BSNL CO issued orders for remittance of HRA & license fee of DoT Officials who occupying BSNL Staff Quarters and presently paying only license fee and their HRA is not remitted to BSNL. This clarification will help in releasing good amount of BSNL money withheld by some of units of DoT.  Letter <<<>>>


18 DEC 14: By reference to orders of Hon. CAT Madras, BSNL CO issued instructions for referring representations regarding discrepancies in answer key after declaration of results of LICE. Letter <<<>>>


18 DEC 14: BSNL CO offers STD calls @ 35 paisa per minutes to Prepaid Mobile customers. Press Release <<<>>>


18 DEC 14: BSNL CO issued instructions for dealing with false caste certificate complaints and action thereof. Letter <<<>>>


18 DEC 14: AD Staff C Mumbai writes to SSA Heads for proprinate posting of newly recruited TTAs to Non Recruting Units. Letter <<<>>>


18 DEC 14: DGM ERP CSC Mumbai issued new procedure to be followed for Centralied Payments of deiiferent vendors through ERP w.e.f. 01/01/2015. Letter <<<>>>

As per these guidelines, the routine and important payments will be made on specific days of months and all concerned units will have to complete official formalities and send email before the dates of payment schedule. All other payments will be made as per routine procedures without any time frame. Let us hope, these new guidelines will give some relief in timely clearance of payments with firm availability of funds.


13 DEC 14: Meeting with CMD/BSNL:  CHQ President along with both AGSs met CMD and apprised him in detail on the need of BSNL to get impleaded in Supreme Court on 3G ICR roaming issue on which Supreme Court has admitted SLP of DOT and issued notices to Airtel, Vodafone and Idea. We reminded CMD that SNEA took the first step of filing a writ petition in Delhi High court in Nov 2010 challenging 3G ICR roaming pacts on the ground that such illegitimate pacts were forbidden by policy and directly jeopardized business interests of BSNL in 3G segment. Only after WP of SNEA was admitted by Delhi High Court and notices were issued to DOT by High Court did DOT issue notices to Airtel, Vodafone and Idea asking them to stop providing of 3G services in areas where they did not have spectrum and license through illegal ICR roaming pacts. We informed CMD that BSNL should get impleaded in the case now in Supreme Court to defend its 3G business interests which were encroached upon illegitimately by Airtel, Vodafone and Idea through ICR pacts and seek appropriate compensation for huge losses that 3G business of BSNL suffered due to such illegitimate 3G pacts and breach of policy. We also apprised CMD that DOT would only seek imposition of penalties on Airtel, Vodafone and Idea because of blatant breach of policy and will not raise the issue of huge losses suffered by BSNL. The issues of losses suffered by BSNL because of breach of policy would have to quantified and raised by BSNL only. After detailed discussion, CMD, while appreciating our concern and stand, asked us to have further discussions with Director (CM) regarding BSNL getting impleaded in Supreme Court. However, Association is seriously considering of getting impleaded in Supreme Court in SLP filed by DOT challenging judgment of TDSAT allowing providing of 3G services through ICR pacts.


13 DEC 14: Meeting with Member Services/DOT: CHQ President along with both AGSs met M(S)/DoT and apprised him in detail on the issue of pension contribution by BSNL to Govt. M(S) was informed that BSNL in accordance to the orders of DOP&T needs to pay pension contribution to Govt. on actual basic pay, not on maximum of scale. In this connection, we cited the letter of DOP&T addressed to GS/SNEA (I) wherein it is adequately clarified by DOP&T that BSNL must pay pension contribution on actual basic as is being done by other Central Govt. Departments. We informed M(S) of our discussions with concerned officers in DOP&T and DOP&PW on this issue and their stand that BSNL like other Central Govt. Departments has to pay pension contribution on actual basic instead of on maximum of scale as is being done as of now. We requested M(S) of his intervention in sending the issue to DOP&T to obtain their views. M(S), while stating that he was not aware of the issue, assured that he would examine the issue and take further action.


13 DEC 14: Meeting with Member(Finance)/DOT: CHQ President and both the AGSs have had very heated exchange of views with M(F)/DOT on the issue of pension contribution by BSNL on actual basic, instead of on maximum that BSNL is being forced to pay by DOT. We told M (F) in very clear terms that this Association completely disagrees with her perception that BSNL make pension contribution on maximum of scale. The stand of DOT in forcing BSNL to make pension contribution on maximum of scale is arbitrary and in total contravention of letter written by DOP&T to GS/SNEA (I). We also informed M (F) about the positive stand of the concerned officers in DOP&T on the issue and their concrete assurances that once the matter is referred to DOP&T by DOT, DOP&T would take a very positive view in keeping with its orders of 2009. 
However, M (F) maintained that unless DOP&T directly conveys to DOT its stand on pension contribution by BSNL, DOT would not take further action and refer the matter to DOP&T for further clarification. However, after further discussions, M (F) finally agreed to consider referring the matter to DOP&T for further clarification if the issue is referred to DOT by BSNL management.   


13 DEC 14: In a letter addressed to Circle Heads, BSNL CO clarified that employees joined after 31/07/2014 are not covered under GSLI and instructed not to recover GSLI subscription from salary of employees joined after 31/07/2014 till further instructions on this subject.. Letter <<<>>>


13 DEC 14: CGMT Maharashtra writes all SSA Heads for proper Entry of Good Receipt in ERP system. Letter <<<>>>


11 DEC 14:The Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations, the umbrella organisation of Unions/Associations of Non-Executives and Executives in BSNL has called upon the BSNL workers to organize DEMANDS DAY on 11.12.2014 by organizing Lunch hour demonstration demanding the Central Government and BSNL Management to take immediate steps for the revival of BSNL, which is on loss for the last four consecutive years. Make extensive and serious mobilization and make it a grand success.


9 DEC 14:Hearty Congratulation to Com.Niranjan Mehandale DS Satara: In unanimous Election held  in the special General Body Meeting of  SNEA(I) Satara. Com. B.W. Katkar District President & Com. S.V. Kulkarni District Treasurer are reelected while Com. N. S. Mehendale is elected as District Secretary SNEA (I) Satara who is newly promoted JTO in recent TTA to JTO LICE.  SNEA(I) Pune hearty Congratulate the whole District Body & assures total & committed support.


9 DEC 14: PESB has recommended name of Ms.Yojana Das GM BSNL, Corporate Office for the post of Director (Finance) BSNL. Details <<<>>>


9 DEC 14: BSNL CO issued instructions to stop misuse of BSNL Broadband for making entire Village/Public Area WiFi. Letter <<<>>>


9 DEC 14: BSNL CO issued instructions to stop use of Multi SIM Mobile Automatic Recharge System, being used by some of Franchisees with imposing  penalty @ 5% of commission in last three months and warning letter thereof. Letter <<<>>>


8 DEC 14: Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations - Circular and the Memorandum submitted to The Hon. Prime Minister of India. <<<>>>


8 DEC 14: The meeting of the Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations of Non-Executives and Executives held on 05/12/2014 has taken the decisions after detailed discussion with regard to the proposed Indefinite Strike, Parliament March, Campaign etc. on the agitation for Revival of BSNL. Decisions <<<>>>


6 DEC 14: SNEA(I) Pune PAYS TRIBUTE TO BHARATRATNA DR. BABASAHEB AMBEDKAR ON HIS 58TH DEATH ANNIVERSARY/ MAHAPARINIRVAN DIN. In a special function at conference hall,new admin.bldg.pune,cgmt mh circle shri.m.k.jain who was on tour to pune inaugurated the function.Shri.K.K.SAxena pgmt pune,shri.d.c.dwivedi sr.g.m.(admn&hr,chd,rural), shri.k.s.ahirwar sr.g.m.(eb,central) were graced the function.

              In the fuction com.s.n.shinde ds sewa,com.sonawane m.n. ads sewa,com.mrs.wamble , com.jakati ds bsnleu, com. balsaraf nfte in their speech highlighted the great work of dr.babasaheb ambedkar.the whole programme was nice anchored by com.mrs.rekha of thanks were given by com.m.s.kamble dp,sewa pune.


5 DEC 14:Meeting with Sri A. N. Rai, CMD/BSNL: GS Com K. Sebastin and AGS Com Vivek Wankhede met CMD, BSNL and discussed about the long pending HR issues to be cleared in the next BSNL Board meeting scheduled for 09.12.2014.

GS requested CMD to get the proposal of a) JTO RR 2014 for regularizing the offtg JTOs and reducing the qualifying service to 5 years for the LICE from TTA to JTO, b) diversion of 336 CAO posts (25% of sanctioned posts) to regular promotion quota in STS cadre in Accounts & Finance wing, c) amendment in the BSNLMS RRs for opening promotional avenues to the Diploma holders in Civil / Electrical / Arch wing to STS grade and bringing parity with other streams and d) E1+5 increment for the SRD JTOs, PA, PS, JTO(TF) etc.

CMD assured that all possible steps will be taken to clear the proposals and for that purpose, senior officers in BSNL are directed to meet the  Govt Directors in DoT and brief them about different proposals in advance.


5 DEC 14:Meeting with Sri Anupam Srivastava, DIR(CM):

GS and AGS Com Vivek Wankhede met DIR(CM) and discussed about Mobile expansion, tender for the SIMs etc: On Mobile expansion DIR(CM) informed that discussion is going on with M/s ZTE for 50% add on quantity on phase VII tender itself. If it is materialised, it will be sufficient to meet the immediate requirements.

For long terms expansion, Phase VIII is planned in four stages. In the first stage, focus will be given on Wi-Fi hot spots in all major locations. In the second stage, focus will be on data service and core equipment expansion like GGSN, SGSN will be taken up. In the 3rd stage, sharing of active infra like BTS with other operators will be taken up so that coverage can be increased without much capital investment. In the fourth stage, focus will be for expansion of mobile network in the locations which are not covered by sharing etc.

On SIM tender, the tender called by BSNLCO is cancelled due to vigilance complaint. After this, Circles are directed to go for limited tender for immediate requirement. To facilitate this, the financial power of CGM is increased from 2.5 lakhs to 25 lakhs.


5 DEC 14:GS writes to Sri A. N. Rai, CMD/BSNL regarding diversion of 336 CAO posts (25% of sanctioned posts) for regular promotion quota in STS cadre in Accounts & Finance wing by suitable amendment in the BSNLMS RRs as done in Engineering stream in BSNL – request for approving the proposal in the next BSNL Board meeting scheduled for 09.12.2014.

GS letter to CMD

5 DEC 14:Congratulations!

PESB has recommended the name of Shri.N. K. MEHTA, Executive Director (CA & IT), BSNL for the post of Director (Enterprise),BSNL. Shri.N.K.Mehta is an absorbed officer. 

Click to view details.


2 DEC 14: Com. K. Sebastin, GS SNEA (I) CHQ writes to Shri. A.N.Rai Director HR BSNL regarding incorporation of important provisions in Association recognisation rules. Letter <<<>>>


2 DEC 14: AGM Admn Mumbai issued list of Closed & Restricted Holidays to be observed in Maharashtra Circle during year 2015. Letter <<<>>>


30 Nov 14:SNEA(I) Pune extends best wishes for all comrades who retire today  on superannuation, for  a  happy  and  peaceful retired life. Comrade you are starting a  new  journey and exceptional chapter of your life. May your days be filled with elation and triumph. We thank you for your dedication & congratulate you on your retirement.



29 Nov 14: CAO FC Mumbai issued first TBP order for 37 JAOs working in Maharashtra Circle. This is first time CAO FC has uploaded any order with his signature. Letter <<<>>>


27 Nov 14: New short code for Ring Back Service i.e.  Ring Test from BSNL landline is 127161 instead of earlier short code 161.  Letter <<<>>>


26 Nov 14: SNEA (I) extends solidarity and support to the strike on 27.11.2014 by JAC of Non Executive Unions.


26 Nov 14: BSNL CO calls for VCRs, APRs & Screening Committee Report for 248 missing cases of JTOs for their SDE Regular promotions and last date of submission of this information is 08/12/2014. Letter <<<>>>


25 Nov 14: AGM Estt Mumbai published list of 188 SDEs eligible for DE L/A arrangement and called for corrections if any. Letter <<<>>>


25 Nov 14:Meeting with CMD:

CHQ president along with both the AGSs met CMD and discussed following issues.

A)CMD was informed about disinformation campaign being spearheaded that BSNL is entirely responsible for slow broad band penetration and that BBNL should be entrusted with the job of providing high speed internet to consumers directly. In this connection, Association apprised CMD about meeting recently chaired by MOC&IT wherein he directed top officials of DOT to draw a blueprint to convert BBNL from a business to business enterprise to business to consumer enterprise. CMD was apprised about very serious consequences of this unwarranted move of MOC&IT to reduce BSNL to rubbles. Association pleaded with CMD to convey very strongly to MOC&IT that BSNL is in no way responsible for very poor high speed internet penetration to dispel this impression as quickly as possible. Association will take recourse to very tough organizational actions in case MOC&IT continues his unwarranted diatribe against BSNL in order to push through ulterior motives of the Government to sell BSNL to vested interests on false and unfounded grounds of BSNL not being able to live up to its commitment of providing high speed broadband in rural areas. MOC&IT must instead focus to address chronic policy paralysis which is adversely impeding growth of BSNL and has got worse since taking over of present MOC&IT.


B)Association requested and urged upon CMD to immediately direct concerned officers to issue re allotment orders of recently   promoted regular STS officers in case of TN and CH/TD. CMD assured that orders of re allotment to TN and CH/TD would be issued in a day or two. We expressed our gratitude to CMD. 


24 Nov 14: 14th  Highly Successful 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 12th November  2014  at  Conference Hall, Telephone Bhavan,Bajirao Road,Pune  under Presidentship of Com.S.M. Chand DP SNEA(I) Pune. The meeting was called for following agenda points.

* Discussion on various meetings  held with management.

* Discussion on  non implementation minutes of Agenda meeting with management and further course of action

 *Status of Collection of pending subscriptions,Building Fund,Legal Fund etc

* Preparation of action plan for membership verification.

* Felicitation of newly promoted DGM(L/A) and newly joined members.

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.V.R.Chaudhari Jt.Sec.Pune SNEA(I), MH Circle.

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

5. Com.S.V.Deshpande Br. President Civil SNEA(I) Pune.  


In the beginning two minutes silence was observed in the sad dismissal of  our active comrade J.K.Vanve SDE Mobile.

 Com.S.M.Chand DP SNEA(I) Pune.briefed the agenda of the meeting and included the item of suggestion on transfer policy. He also appealed all the members to pay their outstanding dues in time. He also briefed the house about the recent activities of SNEA(I) Pune.

Com.S.P.Sonawane, CWC Member MH Circle in his speech elobarated the activities at CHQ and about forthcoming membership verification, 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 SSA which includes recent Rural to Urban and vice-versa transfer,bifurcation of OFC wing,bias attitude of management on reliving of executives to other SSA,Circle,unwanted expenditure on shifting of units etc..In his detailed speech on forthcoming membership verification and preparation of SNEA(I) Pune.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. He also explained the house about conduction of classes for JTO to SDE(T) LDCE as notification will be issued shortly.Lastly he appealed all to show the strength of SNEA(I) Pune in membership verification.

Com.V.R.Chaudhari Jt.Sec(Pune), MH Circle in his speech elobarated the activities at Circle level which includes posting of DE Regular and about forthcoming membership verification.He also highlighted on Inter-SSA non-tenure transfer policy and SSA transfer policy.

Com.S.V.Deshpande, Branch President (Civil) SNEA(I) Pune in his speech elobarated the activities at Civil wing. He raised issue of enhancement of limit for reimbursement of treatment for chronical dieses. The proposal sent in April 2014 but not sanctioned yet.He also discussed water problem in Vimannagar, file is missing since long.About forthcoming membership verification,he assured to get 90% of voting from Civil Wing.

In reply of felicitation all the DGMs esxpressed their views about the mighty association SNEA.

Com.T.D.Meshram DGM(East) appealed all the members to perform their duties very effectively for growth of our beloved company. He also assured that from his area SNEA will get 90% of the voting in forthcoming membership verification.

Com.B.K.Walkoli DGM(Rural) and our Ex.DS & Ex.JS MH Circle in his special style delivered a motivational speech. He also appeals all the comrades of Rural area to contribute extra for development of BSNL.

Our young Com. Manoj Hedav DGM(Mobile) in his speech recalled the past when he was in Goa as his joining .He also shared his views on collection of subscription in Goa and assured us to extend full support in strengthening of the association.

Our young Com.L.B.Rawte DGM(EB) expressed his sincere gratitude towards the association. He appealed all field units to co-operate EB unit for completion of EB Projects in time bound manner.

In the meeting, Com.Khot SDE(Civil) was nominated unopposed for the post of Branch Secretary (Civil)which was vacant after transfer of Com.S.N.Birhade Branch Secretary (Civil) to Kalyan Division. Com.Birhade was eligible for immunity but he refused to avail immunity and joined at Kalyan Division and this is speciality of SNEA.

In the meeting,Com.Dr.Satish D.Alandkar VP SNEA(I) Pune was felicited for Ph.D degree in Marketing Management “by Savitribai Phule University of Pune on 11/10/2014 from Prin.Naralkar Institute of Management,Pune.His research topic was”Critical Analysis Of Customer Satisfaction Related To Broadband Services in Pune City and Com.Khot was felicited for his “M.Tech”degree in Civil.

It is great privilege & matter of pride for  SNEA (I) Pune 31 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. It is worthy to mentioned that one JAO also joined SNEA(I) Pune. Com.R.S.Dalvi OS (West) played very vital role in joining of many new members. All the District body members and CoB, Ex.DS Com.Baravkar, Com.Kinikar actively involve in joining of new members  except DS and Both OS(Mobile).

The details of newly joined members are as follows:

1.Com.G.I.Tamboli Ex.ADS AIBSNLA Pune

2. Com.A.D.Bolade Ex.OS(W) AIBSNLA Pune

3. Com.R.L.Honrao Ex.Asst.Dis.Tres. AIBSNLA Pune

4.Com.J.N.More DE Baramati

5. Com.N.B.Patil DE OFC

6. Com.H.N.Bhosale SDE OFC

7. Com.R.D.Fernandis SDE NIB

8.Com.U.B.Pandey SDE Vimannagar

9.Com.Meena P. Sabat SDE Mobile Nodal

10. Com.J.J.Bhalerao JTO Vadgaon Sheri

11. Com.S.S.Dhotre JTO Aundh

12. Com.Prashant Sharma JTO CDR

13.Com.Anjali Narkhede JTO Mobile Nodal

14.Com.N.P.Kasture JAO

15.Com.Fatima Ali JTO CDR

16.Com.Shweta Shende JTO CDR

17.Com.Shobha Singh SDE Mobile

18.Com.Varsha Verma Suryavanshi JTO Mobile Nodal

19.Com.G.G.Gaikwad JTO MIS

20.Com.Piyush Karande JTO CDR

21. Com.Jamshed Ali JTO OFC

22.Com.Botwe V.G. SDE S&M

23.Com.Shalaka V.Suryavanshi SDE Mobile Nodal

24.Com.M.M.Deokar SDE Saswad

25.Com.R.P.Nale DE OFC

26. Com.V.V.Pimparkar SDE

27.Com.S.S.Jadhav JTO OFC

28.Com.B.A.Kachane SDE Civil

29.Com.N.M.Shaikh JTO Anandnagar

30. Com.Tengle N.B. SDE MHS.

31.Com.M.G.Kulkarni SDE MM

With this SNEA(I) Pune is the only branch in MH Circle with more than 400 members. As a DS SNEA(I) Pune ,I feel proud to express my sincere gratidudes towards all SNEA members,District Office Bearers,Circle and CHQ Office bearers especially our beloved CHQ President Com.G.L.Jogi,GS Com.K.Sebastin,Com.Vivek Wankhede AGS ,Com.S.V.Bhad,Com.M.S.Adsul for their valuable guidance and support.

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.R.S.Dalvi OS West, Com.S.C.Kunchge OS(MHS),Com.S.V.Deshpande Br.President CIVIL, Com.Vijay Yadav Br. Treasurer, Com.Khot Br. Exe.Member, and many of our active members of SNEA(I) Pune.

The meeting was successfully conducted with the efforts of Com.R.V.Jadhav DT,Com.R.S.Dalvi OS(West),Com.P.S.Kinikar active member and many active members.

Com.Mahanand Gaikwad ADS expressed vote of thanks and once again appealed the members to be ready for forthcoming membership verifications.


21 Nov 14: Forum of BSNL Unions & Associations serves notice to Secretary, DoT and CMD, BSNL on various demands related to growth and viability of BSNL. Copy <<<<>>>>


Programme of Action 


1. “Demands Day” on 11th December 2014 with Lunch Hour Demonstrations. 

2. 10 Days Campaign from 11th to 20th December 2014.

3. “March to Parliament” on 19th December 2014.

4. Three Days Dharana at SSA/Circle/BSNL CO from 6th to 8thJanuary 2015.

5. Indefinite Strike from 3rd February 2015.


Charter of Demands:

1. Filling up the posts of CMD/BSNL and DIR (Finance) and DIR (HR) of BSNL Board:

2. Formation of subsidiary companies of BSNL.

3. Compensation for Loss on landlines for rural / remote area service.

4. Procurement of equipment for development, expansion and better service, more focus on laying OF cable to strengthen the transmission network.

5. Transfer of Assets to BSNL

6. Proposal for Merger of BSNL and MTNL.

7. Spectrum Liberalisation and Trading.

8. Pension contribution on actual basic instead of maximum of the pay scale for the employees absorbed from DoT to BSNL.

9. Reject the recommendation of TRAI to force BSNL to surrender 1.2 MHz spectrum in premium 900 MHz band.

10. Reject M/s Deloittee Consultant recommendations

11. Allotment of spectrum free to BSNL

12. Provide financial assistance to BSNL to expand the network.

13. BBNL should be merged with BSNL

14. 4G Services should be started by BSNL.

15. Refund of BWA spectrum charges by the Government for the spectrum surrendered by BSNL earlier.

16. 78.2% IDA merger fixation for pre-2007 and post-2007 Pensioners.

17. Pension Revision of BSNL Pensioners

18. Fresh Recruitment of Staff required

19. BSNL service to be mandatory to Central Government, State Government and PSUs:

20. Condition of mandatory purchase of equipments from ITI to be scrapped.


21 Nov 14: BSNL Management responds to various issues raised in our letter dated 05.11.2014 in continuation of our earlier trade union notices.

                Letter <<<>>>

The demands raised in the SNEA (I) letter are:

1)    Implementation of standard pay scales of E2, E3 etc, for JTOs, SDEs etc.

2)    30% superannuation benefit to BSNL recruits.

3)    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% for the vacancy years 2010-11 onwards.

4)    Implementation of CPSU cadre hierarchy.

5)    Settlement of long pending pay anomalies.

6)    First TBP uniformly after four years w.e.f. 01.10.2000.

7)    Amendment in BSNLMS RRs 2009 to bring about complete uniformity in functional promotions for Civil/Electrical at par with Telecom/Finance, notional date of pay w.e.f. 01.10.2000 for Civil/Electrical at par with finance.

8)    Accommodate seniors in their respective Circles in DE promotions to the extent DE vacancies are available.



20 Nov 14: Confirmation of JAO in Maharashtra Circle: BSNL CO issued clarification to Circle Heads & Circle IFAs that on completion of probation period confirmation orders of JAOs including JAOs on deputation to other Circles to be issued by Appointing authority thereby Recruiting Circle. Letter <<<>>> 

This was the issue referred by SNEA (I) Maharashtra to SNEA (I) CHQ as FC Section of Maharashtra under direct control of Mrs. Marina George Sr GM Fin Mumbai has taken stand that the confirmation will be issued by BSNL CO and no action was initiated for confirmation of JAOs even after request from individual comrades. On the contrary in reply to letter issued by BSNL CO it is intimated that 58 JAOs are to be confirmed and nothing is mentioned about action being taken for confirmation or any clarification required on this subject. Hope with clarification at least this shameful act will be corrected and all 58 JAOs will be confirmed in time bound manner without creating further confusion as BSNL CO has given deadline for completion of confirmation of all JAOs and compliance thereof as 01/12/2014. This is one of the examples of careless approach by FC section under direct control of Sr GM Fin Mumbai.

SNEA(I) MH conveys sincere thanks to Com. K. Sebastin GS & Com. Vivek Wankhede AGS CHQ for prompt action and getting clarification issued on this important issue which has given way for confirmation of JAOs working in Maharashtra Circle that to be in timebound manner.


20 Nov 14: Meeting with GM(FP): GS and AGS Com Vivek Wankhede, met GM(FP) on 18.11.2014 and discussed JAO to AO promotion and confirmation of JAO 2010 batch for completing the DPC work. The DPC proposal is still under the consideration of BSNL Management. On confirmation, GM (FP) agreed that it cannot be linked with promotion when juniors are already confirmed and considering for promotion. Further on confirmation of JAO 2010 batch, GM (FP) assured that direction will be issued shortly to all the Circles to complete the job by Circles itself as confirmation is in the domain of recruiting Circles. Some Circles written to BSNLCO for issuing confirmation orders by BSNLCO.  


19 Nov 14: Com. K. Sebastin, GS SNEA(I) CHQ submits views of SNEA (I) for switching over to online examinations in BSNL. Letter <<<>>>


19 Nov 14: BSNL CO issued reminder letter to all Circle Heads calling for Screening Committee report including current VC Status for JTO to SDE Regular promotions under 67% quota for vacancy years from 2009-10 to 2013-14. Letter <<<>>>


19 Nov 14: After letter by Sr GM S & M Mumbai to DGM TERM Cell Nagpur/Pune in recent past, now DGM S & M Mumbai writes to DGM TERM Cell New Delhi, for revision of TERM Cell areas in Maharashtra Circle and attach 18 SSA to TERM Cell Pune by detaching them from TERM Cell Pune. Revision of areas of TERM Cell in Maharashtra Circle is  part of resolutions passed in CEC Meetings & Circle Conference of SNEA(I) MH  and with such prompt & repetitive actions, let us hope that area revision of TERM Cell will be given due consideration and one of the resolutions passed by SNEA(I) MH will be settled. Letter <<<>>>


19 Nov 14: AGM Admn Mumbai issued notice for two days “Health Check up activity” for officers/officials working Circle office Mumbai at second floor Conference Hall, BSNL Administrative Building, Santacruz (West) Mumbai from 1000 to 1700 hrs on 21 & 22 November 2014. Letter <<<>>>


18 Nov 14: Meeting of the Joint Committee on E2, E3 pay scale and CPSU cadre hierarchy:  Discussions held on implementation of CPSU cadre hierarchy. Finally it is decided to continue the discussions after 15 days in which Assns will give a presentation. The official side will study the financial implications if any on the issue. On implementation of standard pay scales of E2, E3 for JTOs, SDEs and equivalent cadres, the official side was inclined to consider E2, E3 pay scales for JTOs, SDEs etc replacing E1A and E2A if there is no cascading effect to other scales from E3 onwards. On the demand for implementation of standard pay scales from E2, E3 to E7, Chairman told that this is not the mandate of the committee and if E2 to E7 has to be discussed, it has to be brought to the notice of Management as it is having huge financial implications. The mandate is limited to E2, E3 for JTOs, SDEs and equivalent cadres in place of non standard pay scales of E1A and E2A. Further DoT also to be consulted since pension issue is involved. If Management agrees to modify the mandate to the committee, it will be discussed further. Chairman directed GM (Estt) to take up the matter with DIR and CMD and get the feedback. All the members of the Joint Committee except GM (SR) was present in the meeting. GS and AGS represented SNEA (I).

18 Nov 14: DoT directed BSNL to file Review Petition in Hon Supreme Court against the judgment dated 12.08.2014 in list no 6 & 7 seniority case. BSNL is in the process to file the RP by next Week.

18 Nov 14: BSNL CO issued approval for issuing “Diary 2015” for Executives as well as Non Executives in BSNL within delegated powers of Circle Heads. Letter <<<>>>

      SNEA (I) Maharashtra has completed basic works in printing of “BSNL Executive Diary 2015” exclusively for Executives and Non Executives in Maharashtra Circle. This Diary will be ready for dispatch by 20th December 2014 and will reach all SSAs by last week of December 2014. The detail quotations have been sent by email to concerned DS, who will submit it to SSA Heads and confirm the distribution of Diary 2015 containing information and updates of Maharashtra Circle both for executives and Non Executives.  


17 Nov 14: BSNL CO issued reminder letter calling for information in prescribed format for confirmation of data of JAOs including Maharashtra Circle. Letter <<<>>>

       SNEA (I) MH has confirmed that the said information of Maharashtra Circle has been sent to BSNL CO in last month itself and copy of the same is again being sent to BSNL CO and the confirmation orders in respect of all JAOs in Maharashtra Circle is expected shortly. 


18 Nov 14: Decisions of Meeting of BSNL unions & Associations held on 13/11/2014. <<<>>>



18 Nov 14: SNEA (I) Manifesto for membership Verification. <<<>>>


17 Nov 14: Parliament March at New Delhi on 09.12.2014 by AIBOC (All India Bank Officers Assn), NCOA, SNEA (I) and AIPEF (All India Power Engineers Federation).


17 Nov 14: Joint Committee meeting on introduction of E2 & E3 IDA pay scales for JTOs / JAOs and SDEs / AOs and equivalent cadres and CPSU cadre hierarchy in BSNL will be held today, 17-11-2014 from 12.00 PM.


15 Nov 14: AGM Admn Mumbai writes all SSA Heads in Maharashtra Circle for verification of 5809 GSM Service connections and disconnection of GSM connections of transferred or retired officers. Letter <<<>>>


14 Nov 14:JTO to SDE seniority case at Hon CAT, Ernakulam: The arguments in the OA continued for more than 3 hours today and concluded at 5.50 PM. Judgment is reserved. Since the Hon division bench is not sitting next week and the same member will not be available next time, the arguments went up to 5.50 PM to conclude. One Administrative member was deputed from Hon CAT, Banglore to Ernakulam just for this week. Our Assn took the lead in all aspects and our pleading with BSNL to file an MA in addition to our MA for allowing BSNL to go ahead with promotions, helped in listing the case for early hearing. Originally the case was posted to 17.11.2014 but division bench is not available on that day. In Chennai also, SNEA only became party and defended the case properly.


14 Nov 14: JAO to AO Promotion Status: After continuous persuasion of SNEA (I), JAO 2010 batch has been now included in JAO to AO promotion in the same DPC. The 2010 SC, ST JAOs will get promotion and the orders will be issued in two sets in compliance of court judgment. First for JAOs of 2003 and 2004 batch and second for JAOs of 2006, 2007 & 2010 (only SC, ST) batch. Inclusion of 2010 batch with SC, ST quota happened only after the intervention of SNEA (I). We will pursue the DPC for the remaining vacancies also.


14 Nov 14: In a positive initiative by Finance wing to make early payments of Leave Encashment of Retired Employees, GM Fin Mumbai issued instructions for keeping Xerox copies of leave records in Service Book before sending service books to the Pension Cell and the calculation of leave encashment on basis of this Xerox data & ERP data. Letter <<<>>>

Though letter is issued on name of GM Fin Mumbai it is not signed copy and we have doubt about the proper response from IFAs on unsigned instructions on very important matter related to money of retired employees.  If these instructions are implemented properly, all the employees will get Leave Encashment on the last day of the month after their retirement and hence this is very positive step.


14 Nov 14: While calling for willingness specially for All India Soft Tenure stations in Bihar Circle, BSNL CO clarified that about all the facilities available for All India Hard Tenure Stations are available on posting to All India Soft Tenure Stations and only difference is in Tenure Period which is of two years for Hard Tenure Stations and three years for Soft Tenure Stations. Letter <<<>>>


13 Nov 14: BSNL CO issued notification for holding LDCE for JTO to SDE Regular promotions under 33% quota to fill up 3958 SDE vacancies against Year 2009-10 to 2013-14. Letter <<<>>>

Ø Examination will be held on 15/02/2015 for Total Vacancies are 3958.

Ø OC 2443, SC 644 & ST 209 from Year 2010-11 to 2013-14 & total 3296 vacancies are available for four years period. 

Ø Apart from this 285 SC & 377 ST Category backlog vacancies of Year 2009-10 are to be filled up from eligible candidates.

Ø Examination will be OMR Based with four multiple choice answers for each question. 

Ø Total Two Papers for Marks 200 and each paper will be of 100 marks.

Ø Paper-I  is General Paper & Paper-II  will Advance Technical Special and Paper II will have three optional streams for 80 Marks and 20 marks will be common on IT subject.

Ø Applicant has to opt for one subject for Paper II out of EB, CFA & CM & any subject once opted will be final and changes are not permissible later.

Ø Negative marking is applicable & for each wrong answer 25% marks of that question will be reduced.

Ø Minimum Passing is 50% for OC Candidates & 45% for SC/ST Candidates in each Paper.

Ø Applications are to be submitted online on website from 0000 Hrs on 14/11/2014 and 2400 hrs on 13/12/2014. 

Ø Examination Centres are to be fixed by Circles.


13 Nov 14: JTO to SDE seniority case at Hon CAT, Ernakulam: Preliminary arguments started today. Our senior lawyer pleaded for allowing BSNL to go ahead with promotions but bench was not inclined to modify the interim order at this moment. Our senior lawyer vehemently opposed the postponement of the case to some other day and told the court that due to non-availability of division bench, our clients have suffered badly and cannot suffer further. Finally, Hon court decided to list the case for final hearing on 14.11.2014, tomorrow at 2 PM. We are keeping a close watch on the case. Sr lawyer from BSNL also pleaded.


13 Nov 14: Update on VCs from MH Circle for SDE Reg Promotions: Vigilance Clearance for SDE Regular promotions in respect of 708 JTOs has been sent by Maharashtra Circle to BSNL CO  yesterday 12/11/2014.


13 Nov 14: SNEA(I) Maharashtra writes to Mrs. Marina George, GM Fin Mumbai on issues related in grant of Temporary Advances to executives and harassment by some of IFAs by creating compulsions for dual applications for Temporary Advances. Letter <<<>>>


13 Nov 14: DoPT, Govt of India issued clarification on RTI and one of the clarification is that there is no model/standard format for RTI application as well as reply. Letter <<<>>>


13 Nov 14: DoPT, Govt of India issued Gazette notifications for second amendment in CCS Rules mainly related to Disciplinary cases. Letter <<<>>>


12 Nov 14: BSNL CO issued revised schedule of Association/Membership  verification in BSNL due to pending court case in Hon. High Court Karnataka. Now the fresh verification process will start from last week of December 2014 and actually membership verification process and declaration of results is now postponed to Last week of May 2015. Letter <<<>>>


12 Nov 14: BSNL CO issued clarification for pay fixation of JTOs promoted internally from TTA cadre thereby extending benefits of past service in TTA Cadre for JTOs of  2007 & 2008 batch. Letter <<<>>>


12 Nov 14: DGM (Adhoc) promotion: The DPC completed. However the promotion orders are delayed due to Rule 206 seniority case in SDE cadre, arguments continuing in the Hon Supreme Court. In case of an adverse judgment on the existing seniority, changes will take place in the existing SDE seniority list 1 to 5. The CAs and SLPs came up for hearing on 05.11.2014 in continuation of the arguments on 30.10.2014. The case posted for continuing the arguments on 12.11.2014 but the bench is not sitting on 12th.


12 Nov 14: Restrictions on International Tours by Govt Officers: Department of Expenditure, Govt Of India, issued instructions restricting all Govt Officers from International Travel/Tour on Government Expenses and if such tour is sponsored by inviting organisations in Public Interest & Government Business at Home the maximum period allowed is four days in Calendar  year. Letter <<<>>>

It is important that para 4 of letter clearly says that these guidelines are also applicable to PSUs/PSEs. Let us hope that these guidelines will be implemented by BSNL not only for international Travels /Tours but such restrictions of maximum tour period in Calendar year needs to be strictly implemented in BSNL as presently this official tour facility is being misused by some of officers by converting personal tours in official tours by arranging some official meetings at the tourist locations. We have already witnessed that some meetings of Corporate level have been arranged at locations like Pune, just to make it convenient to all the officers to be present in marriage of daughter of one of officer working BSNL. Not only this, but one Official Management meeting of WTP was arranged away from HQ Mumbai to tourist place Goa and shamelessly along with family members Not only tours, but many of the official vehicles are being used for totally personal business from dropping school going kids, grandsons/daughters in schools even to colleges, family visits at Shopping malls, Cinema Theatres or even site seeing of the families & friends of such selfish officers. Many of us have witnessed that many of on job wards of such selfish officers working in private firms or other organisations are using BSNL vehicles for their office journey. It is unfortunate that responsible authorities in BSNL are keeping eyes closed for such open eye misuse as they also did not have moral to set such misuse right.  This is one of the reasons for the present condition of BSNL and it is not still understood by management and even if understood, there is no courage in any of the responsible officers to stop all this day light misuse.Anyhow this is ray of hope for BSNL for putting restrictions on maximum tours in calendar year and restrictions on misuse by conversion of personal visit in official tours harassing all the officers to be present in meeting even on holidays and definitely on misuse use of vehicles for personal works. 


11 Nov 14 :   Executive Body Meeting of SNEA(I) Pune :

Executive Body Meeting of SNEA(I) Pune will be held on 12/11/2014 at 17.30 hrs to discuss on following Agenda,


* Discussion on various meetings  held with management.

* Discussion on  non implementation minutes of Agenda meeting with management and further course of action

 *Status of Collection of pending subscriptions,Building Fund,Legal Fund etc: All DoB will bring the receipt book alongwith them      for updation.

* Preparation of action plan for membership verification.

* Felicitation of newly joined members.

* Any other items with permission of the chair.

All the District Office bearers,newly joined members, and SNEA(I) activist are requested to attend the meeting.


Venue :   Conference Hall

               1st Floor, Bajirao Road Telephone Bhavan, Pune 411001.



11 Nov 14: BSNL CO issued orders for retention in Maharashtra Circle up to 31/03/2015 in case of Com. R.P. Nale DE Pune on his promotion as DE Regular on medical grounds. Letter <<<>>>

          This was last case pursued by SNEA (I) Maharashtra, as all other requests have been settled or concerned comrades have joined their assignment as DE Regular at their place of posting. Thus all the cases pursued by SNEA (I) MH in DE Regular promotions and wherein individual comrades also have shown patience, are now settled. SNEA (I) Pune conveys sincere thanks to SNEA (I) CHQ in general , Com. Sebastin, GS & Com. V. M. Wankhede AGS CHQ  and Com.M.S.Adsul CS SNEA(I) MH,Com.S.M.Chand DP SNEA(I) Pune and their time for pursuing case of Com. R. P. Nale DE Pune, on medical grounds and giving him justice to certain extent.



10 Nov 14: GS writes to GM (Pers.) regarding Calling VC for the JTOs of 1999 and 2001 recruitment year in OC and SC category for JTO to SDE promotion for the vacancy years 2012-13 and 2013-14 for which additional ACRs are called for on 17.09.2014 ............. View Copy of the letter.



7 Nov 14: SAD News: Com. J. K. Vanave SDE Mobile Pune is No More: With heartfelt condolence & deep sorrow it is to inform that beloved Comrade & active member of SNEA(I) Pune Com. J. K.Vanave, SDE Mobile Pune passed away in hospital at 1900 hrs on 07/11/2014 due to massive Heart Attack. Com. Vanve was just 43 years old and is survived with wife, school going son & daughter. The untimely exit of Com. Vanave has created big vacuum in his family.  This is great loss to Vanave family who is badly in need of his services & support.

Com. Vanve was fully committed & devoted to the office works and was active member of SNEA (I) Pune since his entry in BSNL. In recent Diwali festival Com. Vanve met with an unfortunate accident as he was hit by Motorbike outside his residence and was admitted in the hospital and after recovery he was discharged from hospital just before four days. While he was taking rest for further recovery, he suffered with massive heart attack and was immediately admitted in the hospital today, but it was of no use and he passed away in the hospital. 

SNEA (I) Pune shares this moment of deep sorrow & conveys deep condolences to the bereaved family members & prays almighty to give peace & space for departed soul in heaven.


5 Nov 14: AGM Staff Mumbai issued guidelines for refund of Security Deposits of JTOs after completion of Five years of service. Letter <<<>>>


4 Nov 14: Congratulations  to Team EB Pune EB Pune has grabbed the order of provision of new BB ULD 795 connections for the Commissioner Education, Department of Education, (M.S), Pune project across MH State at 855 Offices.

Full payment of Rs. 10994960/- (One Crores Nine Lacs Ninety Four Thousand Six Nine Hundred Sixty Only) has been received by Demand Draft/Cheque vide no “512348”, from MWRD (M.S), PUNE to BSNL. The receipt details are PUNSTR0525101400281 paid on date 25/10/2014 at Pune.

The work should be completed within TWO WEEKS (15 Days) time from the date of initial issue of Advice Note, failing which BSNL will be liable for penalty.

SNEA(I) Pune congratulates Com.M.M.Gaikwad ADS SNEA(I) Pune for grabbing the order and appeals all the comrades who are working in field units to make the area feasible for successful implementation of this prestigious project.


2 Nov 14:  Editorial NOVEMBER 2014 <<<>>>


2 Nov 14:  BSNL CO proposes for switching over to Online examination in BSNL and calls for views of all major Unions/Associations in BSNL latest by 14/11/2014. The meeting of General Secretaries of all Unions/Associations or their representatives to discuss this issue in detail is called on 11/11/2014 at Delhi.  Letter <<<>>>


1 Nov 14: SNEA (I) Pune congratulates Com.B.K.Walkoli (DE MKR) and Com.L.B.Rawte (DE Mobile) on their promotion as DGM(L/A) and conveys best wishes for their new assignment as DGM. Letter <<<>>>            Com.B.K.Walkoli is Ex.DS SNEA(I) Pune ,Ex, Jt. Sec (Pune) MH Circle and Com.L.B.Rawte is the active member of SNEA(I) Pune. 



1 Nov 14: Meeting with Sh. Bhardwaj, GM (FP): GS along with both the AGS Com. Vivek Wankhede and Com. Arvind Pal Dahiya met Sh. Bhardwaj GM(FP) on 30th Oct and thanked him and his team for issuing the CAO(Adhoc) to CAO regular promotions for 285 executives. About 92 VC are still pending and some cases are under sealed cover, he mentioned. We assured of full cooperation and persuasion with vigilance section for issuing of VC, as done earlier also, so that the pending cases are also cleared. Regarding JAO to AO he mentioned that the DPC file has been again sent to CLO for necessary clearance. Association reiterated that the interest of SC/ST should be protected as per the constitutional provisions.  



1 Nov 14: Meeting with Sh. S S Agarwal, GM (Pers): GS along with both the AGS Com. Vivek Wankhede and Com. Arvind Pal Dahiya met Sh. S S Agarwal GM(Pers) and discussed on

1.     Filing MA for JTO to SDE Promotions at Hon. Ernakulum CAT to seek permission for the conducting DPC and promote the executives who are waiting for their first promotion even after 17-18 years. GM (Pers) has fully assured of necessary action.

2.     Modification of postings in AGM regular: Association pointed out that some cancer and critical medical cases have been left out, to which he assured of considering them. Also association requested for modifications to BSNL CO to which he agreed to consider.


1 Nov 14:  GS SNEA(I) CHQ writes to GM Pers BSNL CO regarding Exploring the possibility to issue promotion order from JTO(T) to SDE(T) seeking permission from the Hon CAT, Ernakulam.   Letter <<<>>>


31 Oct 14: SNEA (I) Pune congratulates our  member  Com. RAVINDERKUMAR RAINA  SDE EB Pune (Mobile No 9422315242) on his superannuation retirement on today, 31/10/2014 and wish him and his family members “A Very Happy, Peaceful & Long Retired Life”.  

Com. RAVINDERKUMAR RAINA  is working as SDE EB and has completed service of 38 years in DoT and BSNL. He joined DOT as Technician at Shrinagar,J&K Circle upto 1990.He was transferred to Jaipur Rajasthan Circle as a TTA upto 1996.He was promoted as JTO in 1996 to 2008at Alwar & Jaipur upto 2008. On promotion as SDE he was transferred to BSNLCO New Delhi and worked for the period 2008 to Oct 2013. Since 2013 till superannuation he is SDE EB PUNE.


30 Oct 14: Sr GM M&S CFA/CM  Mumbai writes DDG TERM Cell Pune & Nagpur for classification of SSAs for CAF submission to Pune TERM Cell instead of Nagpur TERM Cell. Letter <<<>>>

          This is one of the issues pursued by SNEA (I) Maharashtra at different level from CGMT MH, Director CFA, Director CM & CMD BSNL during their visit in Maharashtra Circle and bifurcation of SSAs for CAF submission as per geographical distance of SSA from TERM Cell Pune & Nagpur is one of the important resolutions passed in CEC Meeting at Yavatmal in continuation to resolution passed in Circle Conference at Goa. If this decision is implemented in Maharashtra Circle, it will definitely reduce difficulties faced by many of the executives/staff working in 18 SSAs in every month CAF submission. 


30 Oct 14: CGMT MH issued instructions cum detailed guidelines to SSA Heads, SE/CE Electrical Mumbai/Nagpur for maintenance of Log book for Engine Alternators installed at all Exchanges, BTSs to have proper control on operations of E/As, to have optimised working of E/As & to keep Battery Sets in active condition. Letter <<<>>>


30 Oct 14: CGMT MH issued detailed instructions to all SSA Heads for maintaining Prescribed Format Broadband fault register in MDF of each Exchange and  compliance thereof by 05/11/2014. Letter <<<>>>


29 Oct 14: Implementation of Area Office Concept by Merger of SSAs as per recommendation of Deloitte Committee: CGMT Maharashtra has taken note of unrest among the executives & non executives in Maharashtra Circle and has personally written letter to BSNL CO for withholding Implementation of Area Office Concept by Merger of SSAs and to take final decision on this matter after discussions with Unions & Associations in Maharashtra Circle. This is result of united efforts on platform of Joint Action Committee Maharashtra Circle.

          SNEA (I) MH conveys thanks to Shri. M. K. Jain CGMT MH for this positive action on his part and saving BSNL from unwanted expenditure on transfer postings as well as disturbances in present working. We are confident that after understanding the consequences,  the idea of merger of SSAs will be finally cancelled. 

 In further course of action in a letter addressed to all Circle Secretaries who have signed memorandum of JAC MH, AGM Admn Mumbai acknowledges the receipt of memorandum and asks for detail feedback on this subject & conveys that meeting of JAC Maharashtra will be called shortly to have further discussions on this subject.  Letter <<<>>>


29 Oct 14: Uniform Charges of Inspection Quarters :AGM Admn Mumbai issued instructions for adhering to tariff of Inspection Quarters and not to apply any other extra charges than prescribed by BSNL CO. Letter <<<>>>

This was one of the issues raised by SNEA (I) MH, when we have received complaints from some of our executives about extra charges applied by some of SSAs on their stay at IQs. Henceforth no one will have to pay extra charge than prescribed by BSNL CO.  SNEA (I) MH will further pursue for online booking of IQs through ERP portal so as to have more transparency in IQ Booking and proper accountability of payments of IQ Rents. 


28 Oct 14: CAO FC Mumbai issued orders for five weeks Phase III JAO Induction Training for 72 JAOs working in Maharashtra Circle  at NATFM Hydrabad w.e.f. 01/12/2014. Order <<<>>>


28 Oct 14: JTO to SDE promotion under LDCE quota: Competent authority given approval for conducting a single LDCE for the vacancy years from 2010-11 to 2013-14. The LDCE will be notified immediately once the vacancy position for 2013-14 is intimated to the rect section.


27 Oct 14:Meeting with Sri A. N. Rai, CMD/BSNL on 24.10.2014: GS Com K Sebastin met CMD/ BSNL and discussed modification on DE promotions. Modification based on seniority to the Circles having large no of vacancies, above 57 years age cases and remaining medical cases where discussed. CMD assured to consider the cases next week.


27 Oct 14: News from SNEA(I) CHQ on Recommendation of TRAI on Spectrum Issue: GS writes to Hon. MoC & IT regarding the Recommendation of TRAI to force BSNL to surrender 1.2 MHz spectrum in premium 900 MHz band to protect vested interest of private operators to cripple strategic telecom company of the Country perverse and motivated, deserving unequivocal condemnation.

This Association unequivocally denounces and condemns the retrograde recommendation of TRAI asking BSNL to surrender 1.2 mhz in premium 900 mhz band and earmarking it for private operators in the upcoming auctions. Nexus of present Chairman / TRAI with private operators is so naked and deplorable that he goes on to the extent of snatching 1.2 mhz in premium 900mhz band from BSNL and offering 1.2 mhz in redundant band of 1800 mhz to ensure that private operators are in a position to offer premium services and reduce BSNL to rubbles.

This role of Chairman/TRAI reminds us of a corrupt ex Chairman/Trai, Pradeep Baijal, who played havoc with BSNL by arbitrarily phasing out ADC. Later on it was revealed that he had a deep rooted nexus with private operators at whose instance he abolished ADC and thereby crippled BSNL. Let us get ready and fully expose present Chairman/Trai and his actions to protect vested interest of private operators at the cost of BSNL. Rahul Khullar is trying to dig last nail in the coffin of BSNL and has virtually made up his mind to consign BSNL to flames.

Get ready to expose Rahul Khullar on the streets of the Country for trying to destroy Country’s most strategic and prestigious Telecom Company.

View copy of the letter.


27 Oct 14:  BSNL Slashes ADSL Wi-Fi (Wireless) Modem Purchase Charges - View Media Report.


“Wish you all & your family members a Very Happy & Prosperous Dipawali.”                                                         SNEA (I) Pune  conveys best wishes to all  members, Senior officers & leaders, esteemed customers, Well-wishers & their families/friends on the auspicious occasion of




21 Oct 14: By taking note of unawareness among BSNL’s own executives observed by CGMT MH about 54141 services & displeasure thereof, DGM S&M Mumbai issued orders for awareness about 54141 services among BSNL executives. Letter  <<<>>>

However, here it seems that DGM S&M Mumbai has forgotten to give brief idea about the 54141 sms services available for customers and that’s reason why BSNL executives are not aware about such useful and customer friendly services offered by BSNL. It has been mentioned in this letter to have test sms by all executives on 54141 on routine & regular basis and reason given is awareness among the executives.

This is customer friendly facility provided by BSNL, wherein customer in need of any telecom services from BSNL will not have to approach BSNL office personally and customer in need of BSNL services has to just send sms on 54141 if he is using BSNL mobile or on 9400054141 if customer is using mobile other than BSNL with short code for concerned services. On receipt of such sms, BSNL representative will visit to the customer premises for different services and complete all related formalities for providing services required by the said customer.


21 Oct 14: Meeting of JAC Maharashtra with Shri. M.K. Jain, CGMT MH: As decided in the special meeting of Joint Action Committee, Maharashtra Circle on implementation of Deloitte recommendations, Circle Secretaries, CHQ & Circle leaders from different Unions & Associations had special and urgent meeting with Shri. M. K. Jain, CGMT MH in his chamber at 1630 Hrs on 20/10/2014. The delegation submitted memorandum of JAC Maharashtra protesting implementation of Deloitte recommendations & its arbitrary implementation in Maharashtra Circle. Copy of Memorandum   <<<>>>

Shri. M. K. Jain, CGMT MH speared time from his busy schedule and granted meeting JAC to have discussions with Deloitte recommendations and implementation of Area office Concept in Maharashtra Circle. CGMT MH went through the entire memorandum word by word before start of discussions. Thereafter initiating discussions, he explained the steps taken by his office on this issue from the date of receipt of Deloitte Committee recommendations by his office and response to reminders issued by BSNL CO.

JAC MH brought to notice of CGMT MH that the letter issued by BSNL CO reads that Deloitte recommendations are being implemented in Maharashtra Circle only due to his recommendations as CGMT and objected on such recommendations affecting working of BSNL Maharashtra Circle. Shri. Jain, CGMT MH made it clear that his office has not given any recommendations and his office letter dated 20/09/2014 referred in BSNL CO orders for pilot implementation of Deloitte in Maharashtra, does not recommend anything and these are just comments as asked by BSNL CO after HOCC Meeting and his office has responded after reminders from BSNL CO. He further added that   nothing has been specially recommended on his part or on part of Maharashtra Circle. However he made it clear that he has received call from GM Restructuring BSNL CO on this subject and has discussed implementation of Deloitte recommendations in Maharashtra Circle. CGMT further informed that in HOCC Meeting also it was decided that Deloitte recommendations will not be implemented as it is in BSNL and decision will be taken after pilot implementation in some of Circle and results thereof. In this case BSNL CO has selected Maharashtra Circle as pilot and he has given consent for same.

We brought to notice of CGMT that report says that these recommendations are to be implemented after 2016 as First phase i.e. after total ERP Rollout & how Circle management has agreed for its implementations before rollout of ERP. CGMT MH said that ERP has been fully implemented in Maharashtra Circle at least on papers and agreed that there are many unresolved issues with ERP in Maharashtra Circle and under administrative compulsions he has given consent.

We then asked why in each and every such experiments only Maharashtra Circle is taken as pilot, right from CDR to Deloitte and why BSNL management is not looking at other Circles for any such experiment. We also pointed out that if ERP implementation was the only criteria then it should have been implemented in Karnataka Circle where ERP has been implemented before Maharashtra Circle. However it did not happen, as CGMT KTK has not given any such consent as given by CGMT MH. JAC MH registered strong objection on selection of Maharashtra as pilot at each and every occasions and CGMT MH also agreed to our views and added that he has witnessed bad impact of such experiments in Maharashtra Circle.

We had detailed discussions on merger of smaller SSAs with bigger SSAs and mainly asked about availability of officers of GM/DGM level as recommended by Deloitte and if these many officers of GM/DGM level officers are available then what is problem in posting them as SSA Head and what is idea in centralizing them at major places and we will like to know the benefits of such centralization. CGMT expressed that he has no detail idea about benefits and his office has just submitted comments on HR issues as called by BSNL CO. As no comments were called by BSNL CO on remaining recommendations submitted by Deloitte in its 572 pages report, his office has not taken any decision on implementation of any other recommendations of Deloitte.      

We brought to his notice that all the Unions and Associations are opposing Deloitte recommendations since its submission in BSNL. We also asked why his office has not consulted Unions/Associations in Maharashtra Circle before sending his special recommendations cum comments on this subject to BSNL CO. He explained that till the day he got sms from CS SNEA(I) MH, he was not aware about the oppose of Deloitte recommendations by Unions & Associations and whatever steps have been taken by his office are routine and nothing has been done special for it. He also added that none of representative of Deloitee has discussed any of the issue with him at any time and may have discussed with earlier CGMT. He said that it was not question of he likes or dislike Deloitte recommendations, but it was official procedure as per information/comments called by BSNL CO which were sent by Add GM HR/Admn Mumbai with his approval.

CGMT MH further added that now he has understood the unrest and oppose from all Unions and Associations for Deolitte recommendations and he immediately marked JAC memorandum to Sr GM HR/Admn & Addl DGM HR/Admn for reprocessing file by adding views expressed by JAC. He assured JAC Delegation that his office will write a letter to BSNL CO in changed scenario & difficulties in implementation of Area Office concept in Maharashtra Circle. He also expressed that no one has brought to his notice that there is oppose in implementation of Deloitte recommendations from Unions /Associations, hence he has never thought from different angle and everything was taken as routine matter, and hence there is some confusion.

We also requested CGMT MH to express his views & experience as GMT when he was handling charge of two SSAs and was he able to give attention & proper justification to second SSA attached to him as additional charge wherein he clarified that it is not possible to take care of all issues in both the SSAs to proper depth and second SSA is always given second priority. When asked for his personal views about SSA Merger, he made it clear that he also finds that merger of SSAs in this manner will not give results as expected by Deolitte.

On arbitrary changes made by Maharashtra Circle in these original Deloitte recommendations, CGMT MH informed that some of recommendations of Deloitte on merger of SSAs like Dhule with Kalyan are found wrong and cannot be implemented practically and his office has suggested some modifications for reporting of Dhule to Nashik, some changes in merger of geographical area, shifting of PGMT post from Kalyan to Nagpur etc. He also clarified that he has already made it clear to BSNL CO that till required DGMs/GMs are not posted in Maharashtra Circle he will not implement Area Office Concept in Maharashtra Circle. 

 After listening grievances in detail and understanding practical difficulties in Merger of SSAs, Shri. M.K. Jain, CGMT MH assured to review the decision of Area Office Concept & its implementation in Maharashtra Circle and take up matter with BSNL Corporate office in view of protest by Joint Action Committee of Maharashtra Circle through meeting & memorandum submitted thereof. He also directed us to take up matter with BSNL CO through CHQ leaders and assured that if required he will have further discussions with JAC on this subject. We also assured him to give detailed feedback on this subject. This urgent Meeting concluded with positive assurance by CGMT MH to write to BSNL CO about the difficulties faced in implementation of Area office Concept in Maharashtra Circle and to have further discussions with JAC on this subject. 


21 Oct 14: AGM Admn Mumbai issued instructions for BSNL MRS Card to BSNL employees who had retired on invalidation. <<<>>>


21 Oct 14: Committee meeting on officiating pay fixation: The committee on officiating pay fixation met on 17/10/2014, and deliberated in details on the issue. As the committee has asked for more inputs from us and also the live cases, where in there is recovery at the time of retirement. The letter in this context will be issued soon. Earlier, both the AGS Com. Vivek Wankhede and Com. Arvind Pal Dahiya met GM (Trg & SR) Sh. Neeraj Verma and Sh. R K Goyal, GM (Estt.) and pleaded for positively consideration of the issue in light the difficulty being faced by large no of executives.


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