Historical March to Sanchar Bhavan on dated 23.Feb.2018


Historical March to Sanchar Bhavan on 23-02-2018. Red Salute to all activists and Participants. More than 5000 Comrades of Unions and Associations participated in the historical march to Sanchar Bhavan.Large no of Comrades from Punjab Circle Participated in the March and made it grand Success .We extend heartfelt thanks to all the comrades who participated in the Historical march. 

 


Chq News:Meeting with Smt Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary DoT on 20.02.2018:

 

GSs of SNEA, BSNLEU and AIBSNLEA met Secretary DoT and held discussions on the 3rd PRC with 15% fitment. BSNL Board after taking all the aspects into consideration recommended 3rd PRC with 15% fitment, freezing the revision of all allowances. The BSNL proposal is pending in DoT for the last three months but no steps are taken for its implementation. The employees are very much agitated over this. We requested that DoT should take necessary steps to get the affordability clause exempted for BSNL. Financial condition of BSNL is nothing to do with the employees as the entire telecom sector is facing problem. The employees are working with full commitment for the revival of BSNL and to implement the Govt projects. Pay revision is a must to keep the employees motivated.

GS/BSNLEU specifically pleaded that 3rd PRC is for the Executives but the pay revision for the Non-executives are based on negotiated settlement. Surprisingly the negotiation itself is not started as DoT didnot given clearance for that. As per the DPE guidelines, for the wage negotiation, there is no affordability clause.

Regarding pension revision for the Govt pensioners retired from BSNL, we apprised Secretary that DoT Pension Cell is linking the pension revision with the pay revision of BSNL serving employees which is not at all correct as BSNL pensioners are not related with the profitability or paying capacity of BSNL. Their pension is paid by the Govt from the consolidated fund of India as per CCS pension Rules, 1972, not by BSNL. Last time also DoT moved a Cabinet note to get the pension revised for the BSNL pensioners with 30% fitment. Present situation also, DoT has to get the Cabinet approval for pension revision with 15% fitment as 15% is already approved by Union Cabinet as fitment formula for 3rd PRC. Their pension contribution has already been paid to DoT. DoT(Estt) always takes the stand that  pension revision is to be done for BSNL pensioners after the pay revision of BSNL serving employees, otherwise anomalies will be created. This is not the justification to deny the pension revision to the Pensioners, we categorically told the Secretary and sought her kind intervention for resolving the issue.

Secretary given a patient hearing and assured an early action in this regard and mentioned that Hon MOSC also telling in all the meetings that we will consider the case.

Since there is no concrete assurance from the Secretary other that the normal gestures, the March to Sanchar Bhavan on 23.02.2018 will to continue with more intensity.

CHQ News: Meeting with Shri Keshav Rao, GM(Pers) on 15.02.18: GS and President met GM(P) and held discussions on the following issues: 

a) Board approval for CPSU Hierarchy proposal: GM(P) informed that the queries from the Board members are yet to be received. BSNLCO is trying to contact the concerned Board members to get the queries so that it can be replied immediately and thereafter for the approval, the proposal can be moved through rotation.

b) Speedy implementation of Hon SC judgments on 206 seniority and consequential benefits to all the seniors: The proposal is already moved from Pers section few weeks back. Now the proposal is gone to the legal section for legal opinion. Based on the legal opinion, the proposal will be processed for early implementation. We requested for early implementation as DGM(Regular) promotion etc can be considered only after the finalization of the seniority list in DE cadre (after the revision of SDE seniority and subsequent changes in promotion to DE cadre).

c) Filing MA in Hon Chandigarh Court on DE to DGM(Adhoc) promotion: DGM(Adhoc) promotion is stayed by Hon CAT Chandigarh on reservation issue and catchup rule. The MA seeking permission for issuing promotion for the missing cases etc will be filed shortly. The draft MA is approved, GM(P) informed. 

d) Approval of minutes of the review DPC for the 33 missing cases: After discussion, GM(P) assured early action. 

e) Speedy implementation of Hon SC judgments on revision of seniority for the SDE(C) and consequential benefits to all the seniors: We explained the urgency in implementing the SC order and conducting the review DPC for EE promotion. There after they will be eligible for SE promotions also. Since the number is less, we requested to expedite the matter. GM(P) agreed to speed up the matter and explained that since all these matters involve legal issues, checking at various level involves, causing delay. 

f) Promotion to SDE(T) based on the Hon SC order revising their JTO rect year. Since the review DPC is already over for the promotion to earlier vacancy year, it is requested to expedite the promotion order for the 06 cases where the SC given earlier rect years in JTO cadre. All of them are already working as SDEs. 

Non-cooperation to NOFN and other Government projects

As per the call of the All Unions and Associations of BSNL, the employees of BSNL are observing Work According to Rule w.e. from 30.01.2018. This struggle was reviewed in the meeting of All Unions and Associations of BSNL, held on 06.02.2018, as well as in the Steering Committee meeting on 07.02.18. After detailed discussion, it has been decided not to cooperate with NOFN and other Government projects. This decision is taken in view of the fact that the DoT and the Government have denied justice to BSNL employees in the matter of 3rd Pay Revision, pension revision to BSNL retirees, forming the Subsidiary Tower Company, etc. Entire Non-Executives and Executives are requested to strictly observe this Non-cooperation, in addition to implementing the Work According to Rule call. The All Unions and Associations of BSNL is writing to the Secretary, DoT and to the CMD BSNL, about the struggle of Non-cooperation to NOFN and other government projects.

As a part of the ongoing Work According to Rule programme, Non-Executives and Executives are requested to perform their duties strictly according to rules. Non-Executives and Executives are directed not to participate in any marketing activity like, mela or road-show, other than those employees who are posted in the marketing section.

Protest demonstrations to be conducted on every Wednesday: As part of intensifying the Work According to Rule programme, it has been decided to conduct protest demonstrations on every Wednesday. Circle and District secretaries are requested to effectively conduct these demonstrations, by coordinating with other constituents of the All Unions and Associations of BSNL. Efforts should be taken to mobilise maximum number of employees in these demonstrations.

 

Proposal for implementation of Group Term Insurance Scheme for for Executives of Punjab Circle and provisioning of consent in online form:

  Dear Comrades there is strong demand form members especially from  young comrades  for providing social security to all BSNL recruited employees officers who are not having option of family Pension recently in Odisha CWC CS MP Com S.Dautta  Mazumdar explained the Steps taken by MP circle for providing term insurance from LIC of India  to the tune of 50 lakhs and  the said Scheme is going to be implemented in MP Circle from 01.01.2018  <<<Click Here to view GTIS approved by MP Circle>>> and  <<GTIS Rules in Hindi>>  <<<GTIS Rules in English>>>In this regards, it is to inform that SNEA PB  had some preliminary discussions  with CGMT Punjab and GM(F) to implement this scheme in Punjab Telecom Circle  for the willing Executives irrespective  of the membership of Association further we are also in touch with other Associations for earlier  implementation of this Scheme  in Punjab Circle so that maximum members can get the benefit  further we are also thinking to  create Benevolent fund purely funded by Executives in Punjab Circle . All the executive’s irrespective of any union and Association are requested to give their willingness in the online Per forma  for the following Social Security Measures the further action in this regard will be taken after collecting the information from executives  :

(A) Benevolent Fund entirely funded by Executives
(B) Group Term Insurance entirely funded by Executives

<<<<Click Here to fill online form for giving consent  for Social Security Measures>>>

The information received from the executives like no of members interested  in proposed social security measures will be analyzed for taking further course of action in this regard .All the District secretaries of SNEA Punjab circle are requested to kindly give vide publicity among executives of all Associations . 

 

BUDGET HIGHLIGHTS:


No changes in personal income tax rates.
Standard deduction of Rs.40,000 in lieu of transport and medical reimbursements for salaried tax payers.
Exemption of interest income for deposits in banks and post offices (including TDS) will be increased from Rs.10,000 to Rs.50,000 for senior citizens.
All senior citizens will now be able to claim benefit of a deduction of Rs.50,000 for medical insurance. For critical illnesses, the deduction has been increased to Rs.1,00,000.
Rs 7.5 lakh per senior citizen limit for investment in interest-bearing LIC schemes doubled to Rs 15 lakh.
Senior citizens allowed Rs 50,000 deduction on health insurance premium paid in a year from earlier Rs 30,000.
Education cess increased to 4% from 3%

Condolence message:

We express our deep condolence on the sad demise of the father of Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL, passed away in a Bhopal hospital today. He has been ailing for some time. SNEA Punjab Circle offer our heartfelt condolences to Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL, and to his family.we also pray that eternal soul rests in peace .

 

BSNL CO circulated list of longest circle tenure list of SDEs in Electrical Cadre:

BSNL CO issued longest Circle Tenure list of SDEs in Electrical wing for rationalisation of executives in SDE Electrical cadre in all Circles and for consideration of request transfers which is under consideration. <<<View list>>>

 The executives in this list will have to give three choices for transfer to preferred Circles latest by 11/02/2018 and executives who are not giving any option executives will be posted at any Circle as per administrative connivance.

 Discrepancies in stay particulars if any are also to be represented through proper channel. 

 CEs will have to check list for its correctness and missing names if any and send correct list by 15/02/2018.

 

DOPT issued guideline regarding Reservation for the Persons with Benchmark Disabilities:

With enactment of  THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ACT,
2016′ from 19thApril, 2017 and notification of THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH
DISABILITIES RULES, 2017′ on 15 thJune, 2017, the following instructions are issued
in line with the provisions made therein regarding reservation for Persons with
Benchmark Disabilities, as defined under Section 2(r) of the Act against the posts and
services of the Central Government.<<<View DOPT Letter>>>

BSNL Withdraws Unlimited Sunday Free Voice Calling from Landline and Broadband Plans Across India.……………For the unaware, BSNL is currently the leading broadband service provider in India with over 12 million wired subscribers. Thanks to some affordable and luring broadband plans, BSNL achieved this feat, and notably, the company has coverage across major parts of the country.
But this year, BSNL has been harsh on its broadband customers, which will result in subscriber loss. BSNL has its operations across the country expect Mumbai and Delhi. BSNL said that it would start informing the customers very soon about this new change.
 
Since the start of 2018, BSNL made a total of four big moves, out of those, two moves were underwhelming, while other two are excellent moves. And both underwhelming moves are related to the broadband sector. It is understandable that BSNL has no competition in the broadband sector, but the company should not stop offering benefits which made it the biggest ISP in the first place…… View Media Report.

 

Govt to break up Air India into four parts to speed up privatisation process disinvestment of AIR India is Alarming Bell for BSNL:

Air India had total debt of about Rs48,877 crore at the end of March 2017—Rs17,360 crore of aircraft loans and Rs31,517 crore of working capital loans.The government plans to hive off Air India’s unsustainable debt to a special purpose vehicle to make the deal attractive.The government hopes to invite expression of interest from companies after Union Budget 2018, Mint reported on 9 January.

IndiGo, run by Inter Globe Aviation Ltd, and Tata group have shown interest in Air India’s operations. Turkey’s Celebi Aviation Holding, Bird Group, Menzies Aviation Plc and Livewel Aviation Services Pvt. Ltd have shown interest in the national carrier’s subsidiaries.The government has also eased rules allowing foreign airlines to buy a stake of up to 49% in Air India with prior government approval but with the caveat that substantial ownership and effective control of Air India will remain with Indian nationals as is the case with all domestic airlines.<<<Click Here to View full Story>

Unanimous decisions taken in today’s meeting of “The All Unions and Associations of BSNL” to intensify the struggles for achieving wage revision and for the ?rolling back of the creation of Subsidiary Tower Company:

“The All Unions and Associations of BSNL”, held it’s meeting at New Delhi on 8.1.2018 to discuss about the steps to be taken for intensifying the struggle for the settlement of 3rd Pay Revision and to ensure the ‘rolling back of the creation of Subsidiary Tower Company’. The meeting was attended by the General Secretaries / Representatives of BSNLEU, NFTE, SNEA, AIBSNLEA, FNTO, BTEU, SEWA BSNL, AIGETOA, BSNL MS, TEPU, BSNL ATM and TOA BSNL. The meeting was presided over by Com. K. Jayaprakash, GS, FNTO. The following decisions are taken unanimously for intensifying the struggles to achieve the demands.

Struggle programme:

(1) Whole day satyagraha for 5 days from 30.01.2018. The starting of the satyagraha will be marked by paying of ‘shradhanjali’ at Gandhi Samadi at New Delhi on 30.01.2018, by the leaders of “All Unions and Associations of BSNL”.

(2) ‘Indefinite Work According to Rule’ from 30.01.2018.

(3)  Massive “March to Sanchar Bhawan” on 28.02.2018.

(4) Leaders of “The All Unions and Associations of BSNL” will take all out efforts to meet Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications, the Secretary DoT and CMD BSNL, within a week’s time.

(5) The meeting entrusted to Com. G.L. Jogi, Leader, SNEA, and to Com. Prahlad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA, with the responsibility of exploring possibilities to take legal action to roll back the creation of Subsidiary Tower Company.

(6) A Steering Committee consisting of the General Secretaries of BSNLEU, NFTE, SNEA and AIBSNLEA is formed to monitor the struggles.

(7) Meeting the leaders of political parties and Central Trade Unions, by 30.01.2018, to mobilise support in favour of the demands of “The All Unions and Associations of BSNL”.

Charter of demands

(1)   Settle:-

(a)   3rd Pay Revision with 15% fitment from 01.01.2017.

(b)   Settle pension revision.

(c)   Settle left-out issues of the 2nd PRC.

(2)   Roll back the creation of Subsidiary Tower Company.

(3)   No reduction in the retirement age from 60 to 58 and no VRS. 

Protest Demonstration against formation of tower Subsidiary held throughout Punjab Circle:

Protest Demonstration against formation of tower Subsidiary held throughout Punjab representatives of all unions and Associations also submitted memorandum to worthy CGMT Punjab Circle against the formation of tower subsidiary  appointment of its CMD from IAS cadre

 

On dated 28.11.2017 Convention of all Unions and Associations held at Ludhiana , Punjab demanding 3rd Pay Revision with 15% fitment and revision of all allowances and settlement of left out issues of the 2nd PRC and against formation of BSNLs Tower Subsidiary :

All Unions and Associations of Punjab Circle conducted grand meeting at Sh. Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College Ludhiana Auditorium  with huge gathering. More than 450 employees attended the meeting, making it a grand success. Punjab Circle fully geared up for the Human Chain on 23.11.2017 and two days strike on 12th and 13th December, 2017.

Com P.Padmanabha Rao AGS/SNEA,Com Gurpreet Singh CP/SNEA,Com Jasvir Singh Joint Secretary North,  Com Surjit Singh  CS/NFTE,Com Raj Mauli CHQ Treasurer/NFTE,Com Iqbal Singh Dhillon CS&Com Balbir Singh All India president /BSNLEU,Com Darshan Singh Dardi CS&Com Piara Singh Executive CHQ/SEWA ,Com Vikas Gupta CS&Com Ajay Kaswan VP /AIGETOA,Com Mohamand Jamil CS/AIBSNLEA,Com CS Secretary Casual labour Punjab addressed the gathering.

Com Gurpreet Sing CP SNEA welcomed all the comrades, Circle office bearers of all Unions and Assns. and also addressed the meeting .

we extend sincere thanks to Ludhiana Comrades specially Com Gurpreet Singh ,Com Harinder Singh, ,Com Jasvir Singh Joint Secretary North and Com Balbir Singh All India president BSNLEU and all other Comrades of other union and Associations  for making beautiful arrangements  and making the event grand success.

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3rd PAY REVISION WITH            15% FITMENT

   HUMAN CHAIN ON                        23.11.2017

At BSNLHQ and Circle/SSA HQs. Make all out preparations. Activists working at other places to join the Human Chain at the Circle/SSA HQs

 

Total and Massive success in Yesterday’s One day Strike:

SNEA Punjab Circle congratulates one and all for the total and massive success of Yesterday Strike in Punjab Circle.The Non-Executives and Executives of BSNL led by the unions and associations of BSNL have created a new history and registered their combined and strongest protest. They have told the government and the BSNL Management in no uncertain terms that, they will not tolerate such hypocrisy when one set of BSNL managerial employees have got pay as per 7th pay commission and others which are absorbed employees are being deprived off. The success of this strike also indicates that more serious forms of struggles, including an indefinite strike, will become imminent. They have shown their determination to settle wage revision and pension revision, superannuation benefits and restoration of trade union rights. The fact that some unions and associations are not with the employees in tomorrow’s strike, has not created any hesitancy. A new zeal and enthusiasm are seen among the employees in fighting against the injustices, SNEA PB Circle congratulate all the DS/COB/CWC members and activists for making this strike a grand success.

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Forum of unions and Associations Punjab Circle served Spontaneous Joint notice for agitation dated 21.06.2017 at SSA and circle level against the allotment of illegal assets of BSNL to DOT by CGMT Punjab :

Dear Comrades recently Circle management allotted accommodation to  DOT-TERM cell ignoring all instructions presidential orders and instructions from CMD/Dir(HR) on the subject. The space earmarked to the term cell and CCA is already allotted to the concerned. The present building, which is being allotted to DOT/TERMs cell is the property of BSNL hence cannot be allotted to any department. So observe that the allotment is arbitrary, illegal  and  request cancellation of the same. We also observe that the management is also taking decision on HR issues without consulting / redressing the Association/unions concern.

The united forum of unions and Associations  requested CGMT Punjab Sh.MS Dhillon  to cancel the allotment orders otherwise forum will  be mpelled to organize massive lunch hour demonstration on 21-06-2017 at SSAs and Circle level which can be further intensify. We still hope that Management will take serious note of the matter and settle the same.All the district secretaries/office bearers and grass root level Executives are requested to hold Joint meetings of union to s and Associations  at SSA level to  make the agitation programme a grand success protect  the Assets of BSNL Punjab circle.

Comrades tomorrow ie 21-06-2017 our firebrand and beloved leader Com M S Adasul Dy GS SNEA alongwith Com Jasvir Singh Jt Secy North Com Balbir Singh CS BSNLEU will address Lunch hour gathering against Illegally giving away of BSNL land and buildings to TERM CELL against all rules and regulations Comrades your bread and butter is at stake join hands come together and strike down the sinister designs of management all the comrades of Chandigarh region are requested to join the Agitation in full strength in front of circle office

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CS SNEA Punjab served notice against the indifferent and Vindictive attitude of CGMT Punjab Circle towards representative Association of Executives in BSNL and illegal allotment of BSNL Assests located in Chandigarh to DOT by CGMT Punjab :

Com Amarjit  Singh CS SNEA Punjab served notice to CGMT Punjab Sh.MS Dhillon  against the repressive measures, vindictive actions against and indifferent attitude towards SNEA representative Association of Executives and Clandestine transfer of District Secretary SNEA RTTC Rajpura Branch    and illegal action of CGMT Punjab to allot buildings and plots to DOT term Cell and CCA Punjab which is clear Violation of presidential orders /directions from CMD BSNL .

The Association requested CGMT Punjab to cancel transfer orders of District Secretary RTTC Rajpura within 24 Hours otherwise immediate trade union action will be initiated against the indifferent and vindictive attitude of CGMT Punjab Circle .All the district secretaries/office bearers and grass root level Executives are requested to reach Chandigarh in mass on short notice to restore the prestige of Association and safeguard the Assets of BSNL Punjab Circle   <<<Click Here to View Copy of Notice>>>

DPC FOR PROMOTION To SDE (T) GRADE – FURNISHING OF FRESH VC under SCF and LDCE quota :

  •  BSNO CO has called for fresh VC in respect of the JTOs included in the All India Eligibility List circulated on 20.2.2015 under seniority cum fitness quota  << View letter>>
  •  BSNO CO has called for fresh VC in respect of the successful candidates of the LDCE for promotion to SDE(T) grade held on 21.6.2015 .  <<<View letter>>>

    All the district secretaries of SNEA Punjab Circle are requested to pursue with SSA Heads and send VC under both the quotas to to Circle office Chandigarh on immediate basis . 

 

 


Historical March to Sanchar Bhavan on 23-02-2018. Red Salute to all activists and Participants. More than 5000 Comrades of Unions and Associations participated in the historical march to Sanchar Bhavan.Large no of Comrades from Punjab Circle Participated in the March and made it grand Success .We extend heartfelt thanks to all the comrades who participated in the Historical march. 

 


SATYAGRAHA for 5 days from 30.01.2018 to 03.02.2018

Indefinite Work According to Rule from 30.01.2018

March to Sanchar Bhawan on 23.02.2018