What we achieved through court cases. It is high time to introspect:

The career growth of all the BSNL Executives are spoiled by battery of court cases by few, with the tacit support of some section of Executives. Critical analysis of some important cases which affected thousands of Executives:

  1. JTO to SDE promotion case at Chennai and then at Ernakulam from 2010 to 2018 and still continuing:

The main demand of 1:1 ratio rejected by Hon HC. The method of interse seniority fixation changed only for DRs (for promotes it will continue as trg centre marks) and become upside down. Litigation will continue in Supreme Court making life miserable for another 3 to 5 years, especially for 2001 onwards rects. Promotions delayed by 5 to 6 years, naturally all the subsequent promotions also. More than 3,500 JTOs with 15 to 23 years of service retired without a single promotion. If this court case was not there: Then all the JTOs upto 2008 rect year would have become SDE before 2018 through SCF or LDCE. Now JTOs of 1999 rect onwards are still waiting for promotion after the recent DPC as eligibility list is not able to finalize. Interestingly most of the litigants are not even eligible for promotion at that time and their names are not available in the eligibility list or they were already promoted as SDEs in 2013 LDCE or recent LDCE. Whether it helped any DR or BR or promoteee?

  1. Court case on 20.12.17 against BSNL Board approval for CPSU Hierarchy:

The proposal was an agenda in the BSNL Board meeting on 21.12.2017. However stay obtained on 20.12.2017 and hurriedly brought to the notice of BSNL management. Board didn’t given approval to the proposal due to the stay. If the stay was not there, it would have approved w.e.f 01.01.2017 itself as the DoT Board member who raised objection on 01.01.2017 was not present in the Board meeting held on 21.12.2017. The Board members present don’t have any objection to the date. All the Executives, numbering around 30,000 missed the promotion and lost 1 ½ years service.

  1. Reservation related cases:

Almost all the promotions stopped since 2015. Eligible Executives lost 2 to 3 years of service. 

BSNL Co asked to provide the screening Committe Report in respect of JAO to AO and SDE to DET/AGM Promotion:

Today CS discussed this issue with CGMT Punjab and requested to direct the concerned section to Compile the required information  and send the it  to Co New Delhi within stipulated period CGMT Assured to do the needful action .
1.JAO to Ao Promotion:
BSNLCO has asked the Circles to provide the Screening Committee report for Promotion to the Grade of Accounts Officer on regular Basis. All the CSs are requested to take up with Circle administration and update the information immediately.In this regard 

<<<LetterAnnexure -A Annexure -B>>>

2.SDE to DET/AGM Promotion:

BSNLCO has asked the Circles to provide the Screening Committee report and date of Joining of SDEs required for Promotion to DE /AGM(T) Regular by 25.6.2018. All the CSs are requested to take up with Circle administration and update the information immediately .

DPC for SDE (T) to DE / AGM (T)Date of Joining Information required

March to Prime Minister’s residence by All India Public sector central government Confederation( AIPCOC) ::

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March to Prime Minister’s residence On 19-06-2018 by All India Public sector central government Confederation( AIPCOC)  demanding 3rd ORC implementation,Stop disinvestment/privatization, Assured pension to all  , Large no of comrades from Punjab Circle Participated in the March we are very thankful to one and all for participating in the Agitation and making it grand Success. <<View more Glimpses of the March>>>

 

 

Update on functional promotion to various cadres:

CHQ News:

GS, AGS, Jt Sec(East) Com Sankar Sanyal and CS/CTD Com Dilip Saha met GM(FP) and DGM(FP) on 20.06.2018 and held discussions on JAO to AO promotion and AO to CAO promotion. About AO 900 vacancies are available and SEA section proposed for upgradation of another 1400 posts. As per the proposal all the 2013 JAOs also can be promoted. The assessment sheet and VC already called. GM(FP) assured that the promotion will be issued by 28.06.2018 before the notification of CPSU Hierarchy. AO to CAO promotion issue is not able to resolve so far. Upto 2005 AO batch, there is no dispute but reserved candidates are available from 2008 batch only. However we are trying to find some way out.  

GS met CGM(BW) on 18.06.2018 and discussed about JTO(C ) to SDE(C) & SDE(C) to EE(C ) promotions and requested to complete the process by 28.06.2018. Also met GM(Pers), DGM(Pers) and requested to clear the all DPCs in all wings.

CHQ President and Jt.Secretary(West) Com Rakesh Mehta met concerned officers in EW on 20.06.2018 and held discussions regarding DPC of JTO(E ) to SDE(E ) and SDE(E ) to EE(E). VCs for 187 JTO(E) was called on 11.06.18 and same has not been received from any Circle. Regarding SDE(E) to EE(E) was also called on 11.06.18. All Circle Secretaries should ensure that VC reaches by 22.06.2018.

CHQ President, AGS A.Chandra Sekhar, CP/MH Com.Sonewane met CGM(BW) and DGM(BW) on 20.06.2018 and discussed about promotion to JTO(C )   to SDE(C) and SDE(C) to EE(C ) and also discussed about review DPC of EE( C). 130 VCs called for JTO(C) to SDE(C) for 88 posts  and APARs/VCs called for SDE(C) to EE(C) promotion on 13.06.2018 are not reached the BW unit. Association requested to complete the DPC process latest by 28.06.2018. CGM(BW) assured to complete the process. All Circle Secretaries should ensure that same reaches by 22.06.2018.

CHQ Office bearers and CS meeting at New Delhi on 18.06.2018:

It was a moment of celebration for all as 1) the SNEA demand for CPSU Cadre Hierarchy implementation is approved by the BSNL Board on 28.05.2018, paving the way for smooth career progression in the future and 2) more than 5,000 JTOs promoted as SDEs within one month period through SCF and LDCE for the vacancy years 2009-10 and 2010-11.

The meeting decided to demand the implementation of CPSU cadre Hierarchy on or before 01.07.2018 as per the CWC decisions. Already CPSU cadre Hierarchy delayed by one and half years as the date of implementation changed from 01.01.2017 to a prospective date, any delay in implementation of CPSU cadre Hierarchy will delay all the future promotions for all.

Meanwhile in the intervening period, all out efforts will be made to effect promotions in all the streams, ie. SDE to DE, AO to CAO, SDE(C/E) to EE(C/E), SDE(TF) to AGM(TF), JTO(T/C/E/TF)/JAO to SDE(T/C/E/TF)/AO.

Assn will be giving more focus for settlement of E2 and E3 scales, now pending in DoT and if required will launch organizational actions.

30% Superannuation benefit to BSNL direct rects: By the formation of pension fund with 5% contribution, now the total contribution reached 25% out of 30%. Further increase in the contribution will be pursued as it is directly linked with the social security.

Uniform 1st TB Promotion: This is the issue for all the JTO/JAOs recruited from 1993 to 1999 who got the first TBP after 5 or 6 years. Khan Committee recommended for uniform 5 years. However Hyderabad CWC decided to demand TBP after 4 years instead of 5 years. Management was waiting for the finalization of the CPSU Hierarchy. EPP 2007 has to be amended retrospectively, w.e.f 01.10.2004 for implementing Uniform TBP with the approval of BSNL Board and DoT.

Group Term Insurance (GTI): Competitive quote is expected from LIC, this week. Assn is in touch with LIC in this regard. GTI will be implemented making 3 or 4 age slabs to get the benefit of customarised premium to the Executives of different age groups.

Filing of Court case for EPF full pension option: The list of Executives recruited directly by BSNL, covered under EPF and opted for the full pension option is to be made available to CHQ by respective CSs within one month. Jt Sec(S) Com Pandurang Nayak and AGS Com Chinamya Sahoo will coordinate with all CSs in this regard.

The pay parity of 22820 will be pursued to settle the issue by giving additional increments as the demand for settlement as a pay anomaly issue is not agreed by the management.

Settlement of Rule 8 cases at the time of implementation of CPSU Hierarchy.

Congratulations !!!!!

Congratulations today Circle Office Chandigarh  issued  posting orders in respect of JTO(T) to SDE(T) under 67% Seniority cum fitness quota with the intervention of our Association CS Com Gurpreet Singh requested CGMT/GM(HR) Punjab Circle to issue the posting orders today itself   Com Raj Kumar CP,Com DV Kaushal ACS  pursued with concerned authority to release the posting orders today all the 255 Executive’s has been posted in the same BA  .

We could issue the promotion orders under severe adverse conditions, malpropaganda of stay on promotions, misinterpretation of the court orders to mislead their supporters etc etc.JTO to SDE promotion was blocked due to the blanket stay imposed by Hon Ernakulam HC in 2015 on operation of the final All India Eligibility list of JTOs published by BSNL in 2015 for the promotion to SDE cadre. The stay was vacated by the pronouncement of the judgment on 05.06.2018. SNEA CHQ leaders Com A.A Khan CHQ president ,Com K.Sebastian GS,Com GL Jogi Chairman SNEA,Com Arvindpal Dahiya Joint Secretary Central,Com P.Padmanabha Rao ACS HQ and all other Comrades posted BSNL Co made concerted efforts to conduct the DPC on war footing basis they worked very hard to complete the whole process in minimum possible time though ,on dated 14.6.2018 here was another attempt by the same section to derail the JTO to SDE promotion by filing fresh case in the CAT praying for stay on DPC promotion However on the strong intervention of BSNL lawyer and our counsel, CAT didn’t given any stay.

We are extremely thankful to CGMT Punjab Circle and GM(HR) Punjab and other officers in HR section  for their positive gesture’s at the same time once again our heartiest congratulations all the promoted Executive’s <<<<Click Here to View Posting Orders>>> 

AGM DPC BSNL CO New Delhi published provisional seniority list no. 8 of SDEs calling for discrepancies/objections if any and last date for its submission is 30/06/2018. Letter <<<>>>  List <<<>>>

CHQ News :BSNLCO has requested all the Circles to send the data in the proforma for the Preparatory work for promotion from SDE(E) to EE(E) and JTO(E) to SDE(E):

  •  All the District Secretaries  are requested kindly arrange  to send the information at the earliest please. Letter || List 
  • BSNLCO has requested all the Circles to send the data in the proforma for the Preparatory work for promotion from JTO(E) to SDE(E) by 20.6.2018. All the DSs are requested to send the information at the earliest please.
    APAR JTO(E)  Tabulation sheet VCs

The salient features of Hon High Court of Kerala Judgment in JTO to SDE Promotion case:

The main features of the judgement are:

A) JTOs recruited by BSNL as per JTO RR 2001 cannot claim the vacancy or seniority prior to 2000. It is reserved for the DoT officers. The basic contention of AIGETOA to interpolate seniority in the ratio 1:1 prior to the vacancies of 2000 has been rejected. This was the crux of the issue.

B) The promotion and seniority of JTOs recruited for 1995 to 1999 are intact and the eligibility list prepared by BSNL is correct.

C) The seniority of direct rect JTOs and the supernumerary JTOs recruited for the years 2001 to 2007 has to be revised based on date of appointment and date of promotion.

As such there is no hindrance in giving promotion from the final eligibility list prepared and circulated by BSNL from among JTOs recruited from 1995 to 1999.

Except the method of fixation of seniority of the JTOs recruited from 2001 onwards, all the pleadings of SNEA and BSNL management accepted by the Hon High Court.

CHQ will take all out efforts to issue the promotion orders as quickly as possible.

<<<<Hon ENK Judgement>>>

  • JTOs recruited directly by BSNL after 2001 can have no right to claim for the vacancies earmarked for direct recruits during the period from 1996-2000 in DoT.
  • No provision of law or any authority, confer them an indefeasible right to claim allotment of recruitment years as 1996 onwards.
  • Certainly, from the date of their appointment in BSNL the petitioners are having the right to get their seniority fixed in accordance with JTO RRs 2001 framed by BSNL.
  • JTO seniority list is to be prepared not on the basis of Training Centre marks, but based on date of promotion in cases of promotees and date of appointment in case of direct recruits.
  • Final eligibility list is to be prepared within 6 months.
  • In the meantime BSNL can make provisional promotion against the vacancies equally from among senior most promotes and senior most direct recruits.
  • The applicant’s main prayer was for interpolation of Promotes and direct recruits in the ratio 1:1, irrespective of recruitment year.
  • If the prayer was allowed, then 1995 to 1999 recruit promotee JTOs will be interpolated with 2001 to 2005 BSNL direct recruit JTOs in the ratio 1:1. Similarly, 2007 and 2008 BSNL direct recruit JTOs will be interpolated with 2014 to 2017 recruit promotee JTOs in the ratio 1:1.

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Corporate Office has given instruction to update the status of executives in ERP on or before 06-06-2018 since the process for Promotion to different grades of all executives / Streams is in advance stage. All executives are also requested to to go through the list corresponding to their data and get it corrected in the ERP…….. View Letter copy.     
Annexure – 1        
Annexure – 3           

 

AGM HR Circle office Chandigarh endorsed the BSNL CO promotion orders from JTO to SDE under LDCE Quota in respect of 60 SDE s pertaining to Punjab Circle we congratulates all these JTOs on their long awaited SDE promotions and conveys all of them best wishes for new assignment as SDEs <view orders >
• As per this letter, SSA’S /Unit’s may allow the executives to join on the higher post on promotion after obtaining the necessary undertaking in the prescribed Format (copy enclosed), as per the direction of Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh Judgement in OA No.060/00133/2015. lf any executive fails to submit his undertaking he may not be allowed to join to higher post on promotion. Such under takings  duly counter signed by the concerned DGM (Admn/HR) of concerned SSA unit may be forwarded to this office immediately and latest by 29.05.2018. Further posting orders can be modified as per the requiremenU vacancies in the SSAs/Units.

• Vigilance clearance has been issued as “granted” by GM (vigilance) as on date of declaration of resulti.e 21.05.2016 and current date. However, it may be ensured that No disciplinary /vigilance case is pending against promoting officers.

  • The leave if any, requested by the executives, who is/are under transfer shall not
    be allowed. However, in case any executive desires leave, he can apply for leave to the Competent Authority only after joining the assigned place of posting and the respective competent authority will sanction leave, if it is considered justified, in the normal course.
     
    • Though there is unrest among all JTOs about delayed SDE promotions, these LDCE passed candidates got posting order after wait of about two years and till the JTOs under SCF quota who are seniors and waiting for their SDE promotions for last 15-20 years have not got posting order in view of court case which will be decided on 30/05/2018.
    • Though it was quiet possible to issue both the LDCE & SCF quota together as demanded by majority of the executives and mainly by SNEA, as we represent majority of executives in BSNL and SNEA has to take care of all and not that of particular group as being done by some associations, due to certain issues on part of management the LDCE orders are issued just some days advance and this has created mass unrest among SCF quota JTO and some individuals have starting expressing feelings against each other, which is not at all correct and good for future and unity of executives in BSNL.
    It is most important that though LDCE orders are issued early, the seniority of the SCF JTOs will be maintained as it is and there is no base in fear factor created by some groups about loss of seniority and same is clearly visible from the undertaking from the concerned LDCE passed JTOs.
    • It was quiet possible for management to maintain equilibrium, but it seems that just for gap of 3-4 working days, scope is given for unrest /disputes among executives both LDCE as well SCF category and mass unrest has been seen among the executives of BSNL about such actions of the management.
    • SNEA Punjab Circle appeals all comrades not to come in trap of groupisim as LDCE or SCF created by certain groups and some officers in the management and be united with firm assurance that SNEA will strongly pursue for issuing promotion orders of SCF quota JTO also and everybody will get justice and it is just time of some days.

Promotion from JTO to SDE under SCF & LDCE:

BSNL CO has asked to Furnish the  Gradation particulars of JTOS pertaining up to recruitment year 2005 for OC/SC Category and up to 2007 for ST category regarding preparation of All India Eligibility list (AIEL) further current    VC of all the Executives (LDCE/SCF) including LDCE passed Executives  on the date of declaration of result held for vacancy year 2009-2010 & 2010-2011 is also required to be submitted all district secretaries are requested to ensure timely submission of required information <<<View Letter>>><<<Endorsement by Punjab Circle>>>.

23-05-2018

JTO to SDE promotion under SCF before Hon. High court of Kerala at Ernakulam: The case adjourned to 30-05-2018 at 01.30 PM for pronouncement of judgement.

 

 

 

 

 

Jt GM Pers BSNL Corporate Office Delhi issued revised structure for writing, reviewing, reporting, disclosure and representations if any for e- APRs:

<<<View instructions Issued by BSNL Co>>>

  • The mid-term e-APRs are to be completed within one months’ time.
  • This revised schedule of e-APR will be implemented for all e-APRs of Year 2017-18 and onwards.
  • As per revised schedule last date for:
  • Submission of self-appraisal is 15th May
  • Date of reporting e-APR is 30th June
  • Date of reviewing e-APR is 31st July
  • Date of disclosure e-AAPR is 15th August
  • Representation of e-APR is 30th August
  • End of e-APR Process is 30 September

Meeting with DIR(HR):

 

 The formal agenda meeting with DIR(HR) held on 17.05.2018 from 11.30 AM on the following agenda. GS, President, AGS, CS/BSNLCO and senior comrade Shri V K Yadav represented SNEA. GM(SR), GM(Pers), GM(Restg) and OSD to DIR(HR) were the other participants in the discussion from official side:

1. Implementation of Group Term Insurance (GTI) for all the BSNL Executives:

Decision: Negotiation with LIC and SBI Life on Group Term Insurance (GTI) for all the BSNL Executives will be held today itself. 

2. Restoration of break in Circle Tenure on posting to soft tenure stations as provided in the Transfer policy Dated 09.05.2012: 

Decision: Break in Circle Tenure will be restored. 

3. Uniform First Time Bound promotion: 

An anomaly created after the implementation of 2nd PRC where all the Executives are getting 1st TBP after 4-5 years after 01.01.2007 where as the seniors got it in 5 or 6 years in 2005 or 2006. All the 1993 to 2001 rect JTOs joined before 2003 are affected by this. The matter has been referred to Khan Committee and Khan Committee recommended 4-5 years instead of 4-6 years. However in order to remove the anomaly, we demanded the 1st TBP uniformly after 4 years. 

Management was very much reluctant on this demand as EPP-2007 has to be amended with retrospective effect, after so many years for meeting the demand. 

Decision: It will be examined and processed once CPSU Hierarchy is approved and the residency period is finalized by Board for future promotions. Further discussions will be held after the Board approval. 

4. HR Integration: 

There is no uniformity in deciding the policy matters like promotions, transfers etc at BSNCO/Circle/SSA level, among different wings. For promotions, vacancy year is not followed in certain wings, creating anomaly. All the request transfers after 3 years are at the company cost, as per the transfer policy. However some wings/circles are giving transfer after 2 years at company cost whereas some other wing/unit, transfer is not given on company cost even after three years. The differential treatment between different wings created large scale resentment among the Executives in different wings. For the purpose of uniform policy in the company, HR integration is to be implemented. Huge man power deployed for the same work among different wings can be spared and can be redeployed effectively.

Decision: It is agreed to follow uniform policy and best HR practices by all the wings. For its smooth implementation, a Committee will be formed to examine the various issues raised by the Assn to bring uniformity in the HR practices followed in BSNL. 

5. Finalization of HR Plan. 

Since CPSU Hierarchy proposal is finalised delinking the promotions from availability of posts, HR plan finalization is to be expedited. Due to non finalization of HR plan, some HR issues like E1+5 for the JTO/JAOs recruited after 2010 are not approving by the BSNL Board. Rect and Transfers can be made judiciously based on the actual assets. This will help deployment of staff in the potential areas. 

Decision: The additional posts as pointed out by the Assn for trans mtce, FTTH, Leased ctts, Govt projects etc are reworked and soon it will be send to the MC for approval. Thereafter it has to be cleared by the HR Committee and then by the Board. HR Plan finalization will be expedited. 

6. Increasing the number of Office bearers of the Executive Associations from 7/11 to 15 at SSA /Circle level and recognition to the body at Circle offices and Metro Dists at par with SSA level: 

The number of office bearers at Circle/SSA level was 15 each before finalization of the Recognition Rules. In the new Recognition Rules, it reduced to 11 and 07 respectively which is to be reviewed. This is badly affecting the functioning of the Association at Circle/SSA level as it has to represent and accommodate all the Executives in different streams, wings including non recruiting Circles in the Circle/SSA body. The office bearer number is to be increased to 15. 

The elected body at various Circle offices, Metro Dists, ITPC, BBNW, TF etc are to be treated at par with the SSA level body and necessary clarifications are to be issued. 

Lot of resistance was there from the part of GM(SR) to increase the number of office bearers citing the recognition Rule provisions, cost to the company, these issues are already examined by a Committee etc. Finally DIR(HR) assured to revisit the issue with a positive mind. 

Decision: The demand for increasing the number of office bearers to 15 will be re-examined and necessary amendments will be done in the Recognition Rules. 
Recognition to the elected body at various Circle offices, Metro Dists, ITPC, BBNW, TF etc will be considered and necessary clarifications will be issued. 

7. Office accommodation at Circle/SSA level: 

Some of the Circle/SSAs are insisting for instructions from BSNLCO citing the instructions issued for accommodation to Recognised Unions and SEWA BSNL. SNEA is the Recognised Executives Assn and it should be given accommodation at Circle/SSAs. Instructions may be issued to all the Circles. 

DIR(HR) was kind enough to consider the matter and of the firm opinion that Recognised Assn also should be given accommodation as others are already enjoying. 

Decision: The matter will be decided shortly with a positive approach. 

After the discussion on the agenda points the following issues also discussed: 

Board approval for CPSU approval: DIR(HR) assured that the reply will be submitted to the Board as assured to the Assn without any change in date of effect or bench marks. The original proposal along with the reply will be send to company secretary today itself for making it as an agenda for the Board meeting on 28.05.2018. DIR(HR) is very much hopeful that this time the Board will approve the proposal. 

Rule -8 cases of KTK Circle: We explained the stand taken by the new CGM where he is not ready to consider fresh Rule 8 cases against 211 new JTOs joined. Earlier 173 JTOs transferred when JTO posting through LICE/Offtg regularization taken place. This also done after lot of struggle by SNEA and by the intervention of DIR(HR). DIR(HR) assured to examine the matter. 

After the formal agenda meeting, GS and AGS met GM(SR) and held further discussions on the matter. We explained the developments during last three years and how the JTOs are relieved after lot of struggle. The Rule 8 cases settled since 2016 is taken now and fresh cases are not considering when new direct rect JTOs are joining in the field. Against new JTOs fresh Rule 8 is to be considered and 191 Rule 8 cases are still pending. 

DoT Asks Telcos to Follow KYC Norms Before Issuing M2M SIM Cards:

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) on Thursday issued a notification to telecom operators who are offering Machine-to-Machine (M2M) services to follow Know Your Customer (KYC) norms before issuing SIM cards. The DoT also allowed the use of Embedded SIMs or eSIMs in both single and multiple profile configurations with Over the Air subscription update facility, as per global specifications and standards. The eSIMs will have to be open to lawful interception and monitoring on the network and also be allowed for portability to other carriers. Moreover, the DoT asked the telecom operators to make existing connections KYC compliant within six months.The DoT notification read, “the issuance of such M2M SIMs by authorised telecom licensee having a valid licence under Indian Telegraph Act, 1885 to the entity/organisation providing M2M services need to follow KYC norms prior to issuance of such SIMs.”<<Click here to read more>>

Immunity from transfers of office bearers of Associations :

BSNL Corporate office has called detail of office bearers of recognized /Support/SEWA Associations  in respect of immunity from transfer on being office bearers of Association  at SSA/Circle /CHQ Level  based on the prevailing guidelines.The information to incorporate the statics    of such office bearers against  there names in the long stay of the circle which is due to furnish for financial year 2018-2019  is also required to be submitted.<<<Click here to view Letter>>> 

Congratulations..!! SDE RR amendment notified:

Jt GM Pers BSNL CO issued orders for modification, deletion and addition n SDE RR 2002. Letter <<<>>>

  • These changes are applicable from retrospective effect i.e. from 28/08/2015.
  • The seniority among Seniority cum Fitness quota and Competitive Quota will be fixed in 2:1 ratio in particular vacancy year regardless of Year of Appointment or date of joining.
  • JTOs who will complete three years regular service as on 1st July of the vacancy year will be eligible for SDE LDCE for that particular year.
  • Year wise vacancy calculations will be done as per DoPT guidelines issued/to be issued time to time.
  • Promotion from JTO to SDE will be done by BSNL Corporate office on basis of All India Eligibility list and the vacancies will be calculated as on 1st July of that particular Year.
  • Now Management committee will decide the syllabus for SDE LDCE Examination and earlier it was decided by BSNL Board.
  • Regular SDEs also will continue to be eligible for enhancement of his/her position in the SDE seniority list against vacancies for which he/she is eligible and LDCE was not conducted for that particular year.
  • These points were missing/wrongly added in SDE RR 2002 which has delayed overall process of LDCE  and SCF calling for different court cases and hence this modification has been issued.
  • Due to such ambiguity, about 1500 LDCE passed JTOs are waiting for their posting even though LDCE was held in Year 2015 and results are declared in Year 2016 and till today posting has not been issued for these LDCE passed SDEs and vacancies under SCF Quota are not filled after Year 2011 due to legal tangle    and about 12000 SDE post are vacant throughout BSNL. Thus neither Seniority cum Fitness nor Completive Quota post of SDEs are filled for years together and there is mass unrest among the JTOs which is known as backbone cadre of BSNL.  

BSNL Has Been Allotted With Rs 150 Crore Smart City Projects: Manoj Sinha:

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited has been tackling the threat posed by incumbents in the last couple of years, and the telco even managed to increase its market share from 7.6% to 9.43%. BSNL CMD Anupam Shrivastava, during the company’s Heads of Circles Conference (HOCC) of senior officers of BSNL meeting in New Delhi, stressed that the telco has been able to increase the market share by going head-on with the private telecom operators. During the same conference, Manoj Sinha stated that BSNL has a lot of opportunities in the future and it has been already allotted Rs 150 crore worth Smart City projects in the country. BSNL is helping the Indian government set up public Wi-Fi hotspots across the nation.

BSNL Smart City

Alongside BSNL Board of Directors and Heads of BSNL Telecom Circles, Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha and Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan also attended the event. The field officers of BSNL should focus on better customer service and try to change the negative customer perception about BSNL, said Manoj Sinha.<<<Click here to read more>>>

Condolence Message:

With untold grief we mourn the sad, sudden and untimely demise of Com Gurmeet Singh SDE Group  Batala  on dated 10.05.2018 Com Gurmeet Was very good workers and very dedicated comrade of SNEA.

SNEA Punjab Circle  prays to the Almighty to provide his family with sufficient strength and courage to tide over the crisis and for bearing this irreparable loss. We also pray so that the eternal soul rest in peace.

 

Enthusiastic district conference of Ludhiana SSA held at Guru Nanak Bhavan

On dated  05/06/2018  General Body meeting of SNEA Ludhiana SSA was  was conducted in grand manner at Guru Nanak Bhavan Ludhiana, Com Jasvir Singh joint secretary North cum DGM (CFA)  ,Com Raj Kumar Circle president  Com Gurpreet Singh Circle Secretary , Com Jagtar Singh CWC member ,  Com Harinder Singh DS&CWC Members,Com Mukthair Singh District President,Com Chaman Lal DT Ludhiana SSA ,Com D.V Kaushal ACS/CWC member ,Com Jagmohinder Singh  District Secretary Hoshiarpur, ,Com Tajinder Singh CWC Member ,Com Raj Kumar ADS HSP from the management side  Sh.Raj Deo GMTD Ludhiana,Sh.AK Deora DGM(HR),Sh.Kamal Kant Sharma DGM(F)   attended and addressed the meeting. The meeting was presided by Com Mukthiar Singh  DP SNEA  Ludhiana and more than 150 members  Comrades of Ludhiana SSA .

In in the open session detailed deliberations took place on the topic “Role of Executive’s in maintaining the financial Viability of BSNL’’    All the  CHQ and Circle leaders Com Jasvir Singh Joint Secretary North ,Com Raj Kumar Circle president  , Gurpreet Singh Circle Secretary, Com Jagtar Singh CWC Member,Com Harinder Singh CWC/DS Ldh.,Com.Mukthair Singh DP and GMTD Ludhiana  expressed there views in respect of   role of executive’s in maintain the financial Viabilty of BSNL in addition to this all Association leaders in detail elaborated  the developments at Headquarters regarding and apprised the house regarding various issues pertaining to executives , standard pay scales, CPSU cadre Hierarchy, 30% SAB to BSNL recruited  employees  ,Term Insurance,Third PRC,Formation of Subsidiary  position of various DPCs,Promotions in different cadres and appealed to maintain strength and unity to settle these issue.

Com Gurpreet  Singh Circle secretary   apprised the house regarding various activities and achievements of SNEA Punjab Circle and  clarified the doubts raised by the members he told the house that  with the intervention and persuasion of Association all the request transfer orders has been issued by CGMT Punjab Circle and many other issues are resolved from time to time .He appealed to all the members to maintain unity and strength  .

In the district conference new   body was unanimously elected and Com Kanwaljit Shankar ,Com Harinder Singh,Com Chaman Lal  was unanimously elected as District President,District Secretary and District treasurer respectively our heartiest congratulations to new body of Ludhiana SSA.

 

 

 

 

Guidelines issued by BSNL CO on indentification of sensetive Posts:

AGM VA BSNL CO Delhi issued fresh guidelines on identification of sensitive posts and officers working on sensitive post at BSNL Corporate Office, Circle office, SSAs and other units with directions to strictly adhere to instructions to rotate /transfer officers working on sensitive post every 2-3 three years to avoid developing vested interest.

                                                         <<<View orders >>>

Relative of the BSNL employee are not eligible for appointment as BSNL franchisee & hence cannot be appointed as Franchisee /RD/DSA:

As per clarification issued by Jt GM  Sales  CM  BSNL CO Delhi, now the close relative of the BSNL employee are not eligible for appointment as BSNL franchisee & hence cannot be appointed as Franchisee and any such relative working as BSNL franchisees will be discontinued hereafter.                                           <<<View clarification>>>

CHQ News,Joint Forum writes to CMD-BSNL:

Arbitrary Instructions to use “Sanchar Aadhar” APP (Developed by M/s Intense Tech) in place of BSNL’s Own App (BSNL Swift) for provisioning of Mobile connections through e-CAF. Award of work to M/s Intense Technologies Limited for deployment of Customer Acquisition and Communication Management System (CACMS) by unnecessarily paying huge amount to the vendor. BSNL has to fully explore its potential in IT sector before outsourcing the works. <<<View Letter>>>>

District Conference Chandigarh SSA:

District conference of SNEA Chandigarh SSA      was held in committee room  Sector 17 Telephone  Exchange building Circle office Chandigarh on dated 20th April  2018, It was attended by Com. Raj Kumar CP, Com. Gurpreet Singh CS, Com. Govil Bharti Circle Treasure, Com. DV Kaushal ACS/CWC member, Com. Harinder Singh DS/CWC member, Com. Gurmit Singh ACS,Com Munish Vohra DS CO,Com Dhillon DS AIBSNLEU, Com. VS Brar DP Chandigarh SSA  . Large number of comrades from  Chandigarh SSA  attended the meeting  dais was well managed by Com. VS Brar.

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 Com Gurpreet Singh CS speaking on the occasion hailed the participation of Chandigarh Comrades in the ongoing agitation and stressed upon the need of young Comrades to take the lead. He asked the members to be prepared to sacrifice   few days salary if they want  to get 3rd PRC. CP Com Raj Kumar asked the members to unite and prepare for a great fight ahead. Com Kaushal ACS/CWC member  highlighted the significant contribution of Chandigarh Comrades in first  membership  verification process.  Com Dhillon DS BSNLEU welcome the move of all the unions and associations to come on a single platform of AUAB.Com Harinder Singh DS/CWC member  Ludhiana also addressed the gathering.
In the district conferencenew new  body was unanimously elected and Com Pritipal Singh ,Com VS Brar,Com Sushil Kumar was unanimously elected as District President,District Secretary and District treasurer respectively.<<<<View List of New office bearers>>>

 

 

 

 

Third Pay revision in BSNL, DPE in its reply suggest DoT to approach Union Cabinet for the relaxation of affordability clause

DPE letter states that:
As per DPE guidelines, BSNL does not fall under the category mentioned in para 5 of DPEs OM dated 03.08201 on 2017 pay revision. Further, it is mentioned that DPE has issued guidelines for 2017 Pay revision which, inter-alia, includes an affordability clause, based of the recommendations of Committee of Secretaries(CoS) on the report of 3rd Pay revision Committee(PRC). Any relaxation/amendment in the extant guidelines would require the approval of the Cabinet for which DoT may examine the issue at its end for necessary action.
DPE letter to DoT  Pay revision in BSNL: DPE in its reply suggest DoT to approach Union Cabinet for the relaxation of affordability clause. DPE letter states that:
As per DPE guidelines, BSNL does not fall under the category mentioned in para 5 of DPEs OM dated 03.08201 on 2017 pay revision. Further, it is mentioned that DPE has issued guidelines for 2017 Pay revision which, inter-alia, includes an affordability clause, based of the recommendations of Committee of Secretaries(CoS) on the report of 3rd Pay revision Committee(PRC). Any relaxation/amendment in the extant guidelines would require the approval of the Cabinet for which DoT may examine the issue at its end for necessary action.
                                                                         <<<<DPE letter to DoT>>>> 

GRANT OF VIGILANCE CLEARANCE FOR PASSPORT:

 

After reviewing the existing guidelines, DoP&T has laid down fresh guidelines for grant of vigilance clearance to the Government Servant for obtaining Indian Passport.

“Vigilance clearance shall not be withheld due to an FIR filed on the basis of a private complaint unless a charge-sheet has been filed by the investigating agency provided that there are no directions to the contrary by a competent court of law. However, the information regarding FIR may be provided to the Passport Office. The final decision will be taken by the concerned Passport Issuing Authority. 6. There may be situations wherein wards and relatives of the civil servants residing abroad (for education and other purposes) could be having medical emergencies or family events. The officer himself/ herself may require to visit abroad for medical reasons. Therefore, as a policy, ordinarily, a passport will not be granted if a disciplinary proceeding is pending against the officer. However, the competent authority can take a view wherein a foreign travel is necessitated due to extreme urgent situation like medical emergencies etc. on case to case basis.”

<<<<Click Here for new guidelines>>>>

District Conference of Circle Office body Chandigarh :

District conference of SNEA Circle office  body  Chandigarh was held at Circle office on the Eve of 24th Mar 2018, it was attended by Com. Raj Kumar CP, Com. Gurpreet Singh CS, Com. Govil Bharti Circle Treasure, Com. DV Kaushal ACS/CWC member, Com. Harinder Singh DS/CWC member, Com. Sukhwinder Singh CWC member, Com. Gurmit Singh ACS, Com. VS Brar DP Chandigarh SSA, Com. Dhillon DS BSNLEU, Com. JM Jaidka DS BSNLEU and guest of honor is Sh. VK Garg GM Admin. Large number of comrades of circle office including lady members took part in open session; dais was well managed by Com. GS Sood, Com. DV Kaushal welcomed the guests and members of circle office and expresses his sincere thanks for supporting him as Distt. Secretary from last eight years. In depth deliberations took place on HR issues and viability of BSNL, Com. Raj Kumar opposes the departmental action on “no work no pay” for two days strike and emphasized on “extra work extra pay” on holidays, com. President also elaborate the main issues like 3rd PRC, CPSU hierarchy. Com. Brar put highlights on future struggles of association and raises his voice regarding tough period of BSNL.

Com. Gurpreet Singh CS in his address  impressed upon  unity among BSNL employees as it is most important to fight for our legitimate rights and appealed  to all  for presence of full strength on lunch hour demonstration on 27th Mar and more calls of struggle guided by CHQ, Com. CS also highlights the priority of FTTH and high speed data on mobile to give competition to private players, he also told the house  that the shortage of fiber cables in the circle for FTTH connections, the shortage of fiber was also made in the notice to the CGMT Punjab by CS during informal meeting in the morning of 24th Mar along with Com. Harinder Singh CWC member.

Sh. VK Garg GM Admin also apprised the house about  the future  struggle for BSNL and assumed that there will be very few players left in telecom sector till the end of 2019 as ongoing price war in the sector, BSNL should make strategy  to overcome this tough period and it is possible only with the true workman ship of each and every member of BSNL.

  The SNEA circle office body  cleared all the pending CHQ quota  amounting to Rs.28800/-  there by setting good  example for others to follow this trend and clear the pending CHQ quota as detail already communicated to the District secretariesof  concerned SSAs. The detailed budget was presented by Ex. Distt. Secretary Com. DV Kaushal of Circle office and the same was approved by the house. The process of elections was done unanimously.

In the District conference Com. Jawala Singh , Com. Munish Vohra, Com. Harish Kumar  were unanimously elected as  Distt. President, is the Distt. Secretary a District  Treasurer respective  and all the new members were administered oath by Com Raj Kumar CP SNEA Punjab Circle .

 

 

                                                                                               

A revolutionary life,The Bhagat Singh you didn’t know

     

Nation pay tribute to great freedom fighter and martyers  of India

 

Almost 111 years ago, a boy was born in Lyallpur district of the Punjab Province of British India (which now lies in Pakistan) who, along with a fellow freedom fighter, went on to blast two non-lethal bombs in the Parliament in 1929 to make the ‘deaf’ Englishmen ‘hear’ the demands of Indian independence and ‘awaken England from her dreams’.

On March 23, 1931, this young man, Bhagat Singh, along with two other revolutionaries—Shivaram Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar—was hanged to death at the tender age of 23 after being convicted in the murder of John P. Saunders, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, in Lahore in 1928. The three bodies were disposed of in a great hurry and in an unprecedented manner.

In the mainstream historiography of India’s freedom struggle, which concentrates a lot on the Gandhi-Nehru-Congress narrative, not much has been written about the revolutionaries and their lives, apart from a few hagiographic tales of violent acts or suffering in Port Blair’s Cellular jail.

And this absence of detailed and well-structured writings has had its effect on the popular discourse about revolutionaries. In the nationalistic rhetoric of politicians across parties, mainstream cinema, various self-proclaimed patriotic websites and posts on social media, Bhagat Singh is often portrayed as a macho gun-toting freedom fighter who believed that violence is more effective a way of achieving independence from British rule than Gandhi’s non-violent means. That Bhagat Singh picked up the gun to kill a British police officer to avenge Lala Lajpat Rai’s death, and he threw bombs at Englishmen are emphasized a lot more than the thoughts and ideas guiding him. Such recurrent shallow descriptions completely overlook how mature a political thinker Bhagat Singh was.

“The significance of Bhagat Singh in the anti-colonial struggle was not because of his choice of violence as a method of resistance, as many including Gandhiji underlined, or his idealistic heroism for which he is rightly and universally admired. His real contribution lay in trying to formulate a revolutionary philosophy and a course of action, taking into account the travails of colonial subjection, on the one hand and the character of internal exploitation, on the other,” writes noted Marxist historian KN Panikkar in the Frontline.

A closer introspection into the life of Bhagat Singh reveals that there exists a narrative that is completely different from what mainstream historiography tells us about the revolutionist and his acts. A study of Bhagat Singh’s jail notebooks, letters written by him, statements he issued in the court, his essay on atheism, Why I am an atheist, reveal that there is a lot more to Bhagat Singh than his acts of murdering someone or throwing a bomb.

Bipan Chandra, the celebrated historian who passed away recently, notes in his book India’s Struggle for Independence, 1857-1947, “Bhagat Singh and his comrades also made a major advance in broadening the scope and definition of revolution. Revolution was no longer associated with mere militancy or violence…it must go beyond and work for a new socialist order, it must ‘end exploitation of man by man’.”

Bhagat Singh was one of the foremost socialist thinkers of the country—someone who argued that the country’s independence from the British rule would be truly effective if and when the issues of class struggle are taken care of. In the short life that he lived, Bhagat Singh transformed himself from an action-oriented teenage revolutionary to a rational, socialist and democratic thinker with an egalitarian view of society.

In fact, in his last message from jail dated March 3, 1931, he said, “…the struggle in India would continue so long as a handful of exploiters go on exploiting the labour of the common people for their own ends. It matters little whether these exploiters are purely British capitalists, or British and Indians in alliance, or even purely Indians.”

Another striking aspect of Bhagat Singh which sets him wide apart from other revolutionaries is that in retrospection of his acts of violence, he realised the futility of attempts at mere armed struggles without a political ideology propelling the fighters.

In a note written to young political workers of the country, Bhagat Singh wrote, “Let me announce with all the strength at my command, that I am not a terrorist and I never was, expect perhaps in the beginning of my revolutionary career. And I am convinced that we cannot gain anything through those methods.”

On revolution itself, Bhagat Singh wrote during his trial, “Revolution did not necessarily involve sanguinary strife. It was not a cult of bomb and pistol. They may sometimes be mere means for its achievement. No doubt they play a prominent part in some movements, but they do not –for that very reason –become one and the same thing. A rebellion is not a revolution. It may ultimately lead to that end.”

Moreover, renowned intellectual and historian Irfan Habib, who wrote the book To Make the Deaf Hear: Ideology and Programme of Bhagat Singh and His Comrades, writes that Bhagat Singh had written considerably, among other topics, on issues of untouchability and communalism as early as in 1928.

“In speaking of the relationship of past and present we seldom stop to think of how much of our present hangs on what we assume to be the actual past,” writes historian Romila Thapar in her latest book The Past as Present. At a time when a Hindu-right government rules the country, Maoist movements are widespread, and social inequality rules the roost, a detailed study of Bhagat Singh’s egalitarian ideologies, anti-communal stand and his indomitable fight to remove inequality might hold the key for better times.(courtesy times of India)

Congratulation!!! Venue for the Next AIC of SNEA Finalized:

On dated 13.3.2018 Com K. Sebastin  GS ,Com AA Khan CHQ president  visited Ludhiana   in connection with  to finalized the Venue of Next AIC of SNEA    the CHQ leaders were accompanied   by Com Amarjit Singh Chief Patron  SNEA Punjab, Com  Jasvir Singh Joint Secretary North,Com Gurpreet Singh CS,Com Harinder Singh CWC Member,Com Govil Bharti circle treasurer,Com DV Kaushal ACS,Com Raj Bhadur DP FRZ,ComBharat Bhushan SDE Civil, Com Kanwaljit Singh,Com Mukthiar Singh DP Ldh. .
All the leaders visited the proposed venue at  Punjab Agriculture university Ludhiana ( Punjab) and Finalized the the Venue “Dr.Monmohan Singh Auditorium PAU Ludhiana “which is one of the best Auditorium in India having seating capacity of 1000   equipped with digital Screen and state of the art furniture and other equipment and it is located  near gate no I of Punjab Agriculture University Ludhiana.

 

The tentative dates for Next AIC is last week of September or first week of October 2018 subjected to the availability of Chief Guests from BSNL CO New Delhi.we are very thankful to Com GS and Com President in this regard and at the same time assure all the CHQ leaders and that Ludhina AIC will one of the best event in all respect.   

 

CHQ News; Meeting with Shri Anupam Shrivatava, CMD, BSNL 0n 15.03.2018:

GS, President, AGS and Jt Sec met CMD, BSNL and held discussions on the following issues: 

a) CPSU Hierarchy implementation:

CPSU Hierarchy only will give uniform promotions avenues among various cadres/wings. Injustice happened to various cadres for years together by not giving promotions to them in the name of vacancy where as some cadres continue to get the promotions. This cannot be continued in a company. All the Executives has to get the equal opportunity to get promotions, we made our stand very clear.

CMD categorically told us that management is aware of the gravity of the situation, shortage of vacancies and court cases and CPSU Hierarchy only will be the ultimate solution to get promotions. On post based promotions, CMD further reiterated that management will not do anything which will lead to further litigations.

We requested to expedite the reply to the queries made by the BSNL Board member. We informed CMD that we are in regular touch with DIR(HR) in this regard and DIR(HR) assured to send the reply at the earliest. CMD assured that CPSU Hierarchy will be implemented at the earliest.

b) Post based promotions: In the given situation it is impossible to give promotion due to various factors. Promotion with reservation is stopped by the Courts and promotions without reservation is against the Govt/BSNL policy, CMD informed. However, BSNL examining all the options.

Meeting with Shri Amit Yadav, Jt Secretary, DoT on 12.03.2018:

GS/SNEA, President/SNEA and GS/AIGETOA met Jt Sec, DoT and held discussions on the following issues:

a) Sending reminder to DoE on E2 and E3 scales issue: We informed him that the letter seeking advice from DoE is not received in DoE, according to DoE officials. We requested JS to send a reminder to DoE with the earlier letter and connected documents as a file, by hand. JS immediately agreed to our suggestion and directed Director(PSU) to send the reminder with all the documents as a file, by hand. We earlier met the Hon MoSF also in this regard and he assured us to send an early reply.

b) Status of various issues discussed with Hon MoSC on 23.02.2018:

i) 3rd Pay Revision: JS informed that after the meeting, Secretary/DoT instructed to send the proposal to DPE. The proposal will be finalised soon based on the recommendations of BSNL Board.

ii) Pension revision and pension contribution on actual basic pay instead of maximum of the pay scale: JS told us to meet the concerned officers dealing with the matter as he is not dealing these issues.

HANDLING OF INVESTIGATION/DEPARTMENTAL ACTION IN NON-VIGILANCE CASES:

CVO BSNL has issued instructions that Vigilance Units should not investigate/initiate departmental action in cases of administrative nature having no vigilance angle such as

“The cases of administrative nature having no vigilance angle,such as officials Punctuality in office,insubordination ,lying to higher officials,poor customer relations,misbehavior with subordinates/superiors,unauthorized absence ,drunken behavior,sexual misconducts etc.<<<Click here to view instructions>>> 

CHQ News:

  • On the E2, E3 proposal, yesterday DoT send a reminder to DoE for early advice on the issue. As reported earlier, JF met the Joint Sec DoT in this regard and he assured to send a reminder with all the connected documents.
  • Term Insurance for all the Executives, PAN India basis. The data of all the Executives submitted to LIC and SBI Life for their quote. The quote from LIC and SBI Life expected by next week. Since it is proposed to cover all the Executives, we expect competitive quote.
  • DIR HR instructed to make some changes in the reply to the queries on CPSU hierarchy. With the changes, the reply will be submitted back today and it is expected that the reply will be cleared today.

Work According to Rule agitation deferred till 30-04-2018

This is for the information of all District Secretaries,office bearers and all the members  that as per the decision of All Unions and Associations of BSNL, the Work According to Rule agitation, deferred till 30.04.2018. Letter sent to the Secretary(T) and the CMD BSNL.

Letter from All Unions & Assns

View BSNL Corporate orders:

  • BSNL issued instructions for revival of closed landline and broadband connections.  <<<View Letter >>>
  • BSNL to withdraw Inter Circle Roaming services offered to M/S Ariel and will recover money from PBG as company s not adhering to the terms and conditions of agreement.  <<<View orders >>>
  • BSNL announces “Holi Dhamaka Plan @ 399”  with unlimited calling, free roaming and 30 GB data per month for post-paid mobile service.  <<<Press Release>>>

Chq.News:

SNEA delegation led by Com. G. L. Jogi, Chairman/ SNEA, and consisting of Com. M. S. Adasul CS, SNEA/MH and other Circle leaders met Shri. Anant Geeteji, Hon Minister for Heavy Industries, at Mumbai on 22/02/2018 and very strongly pleaded for his kind intervention in getting relaxation in affordability clause for implementation of 3rd PRC from the Union Cabinet to enable implementation of 3rd PRC in all CPSUs regardless of their profits.

Leaders apprised Hon Minister about the great role played by CPSUs in strengthening Indian Economy and building a very formidable infrastructure in all critical sectors of development of Country. We updated him about the role of BSNL and how the BSNL has always given priority to provide services to customers regardless of loss and profit and hence affordability has no relevance for its grant of 3rd PRC for its workforce. Com G.L. Jogi emphatically told Hon Minister that only his very personal & kind intervention will help resolve the issue and pave the way for implementation of 3rd PRC in CPSUs including BSNL regardless of their profits/losses.

Hon Minister duly acknowledged the huge services rendered by CPSUs in growth and development of the Country in strategic and key sectors. He also informed that he is well aware about the contribution of BSNL in overall growth of India and also acknowledged that he is well familiar about the BSNL services being provided at the remote and odd places where profit is not possible and hence BSNL is different from others and assured to extend all possible support from Govt. Hon Minister reiterated strong resolve and keenness to intervene in the matter by moving a note for consideration and approval of the Union Cabinet to get the issue addressed comprehensively and to do whatever possible from his side in support of BSNL workforce on 3rd PRC issue as well as other issues.

SNEA delegation led by Com M. S. Adasul, CS, SNEA/MH, Com. Bharat Sonawane, CP, SNEA/MH and other Circle/SSA leaders met Shri. Manoj Sinhaji, Hon MoSC at Sangli on 23/02/2018 and requested his kind intervention on two prominent issues related to Executives and non-Executives working in BSNL i.e. grant of 3rd Pay Revision with 15% fitment and early approval of Standard Pay Scales for BSNL Executives. Hon. MoSC assured that both the issues are under active consideration by DoT. He further added that he is aware about the unrest among the employees of BSNL and hence he has granted time for meeting to leaders of all Unions and Associations of BSNL tomorrow on 24/02/2018. He assured that all the issues raised by unions including these two prominent issues will be discussed with officers in DoT as well as union leaders and will be resolved in best possible manner. It was due to the personal intervention by Shri. Sanjay Kaka Patil, Hon. MP from Sangli Loksabha Constituency who has specially arranged the meeting for SNEA.

 

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 . 

 

 

The career growth of all the BSNL Executives are spoiled by battery of court cases by few, with the tacit support of some section of Executives. Critical analysis of some important cases which affected thousands of Executives:

  1. JTO to SDE promotion case at Chennai and then at Ernakulam from 2010 to 2018 and still continuing:

The main demand of 1:1 ratio rejected by Hon HC. The method of interse seniority fixation changed only for DRs (for promotes it will continue as trg centre marks) and become upside down. Litigation will continue in Supreme Court making life miserable for another 3 to 5 years, especially for 2001 onwards rects. Promotions delayed by 5 to 6 years, naturally all the subsequent promotions also. More than 3,500 JTOs with 15 to 23 years of service retired without a single promotion. If this court case was not there: Then all the JTOs upto 2008 rect year would have become SDE before 2018 through SCF or LDCE. Now JTOs of 1999 rect onwards are still waiting for promotion after the recent DPC as eligibility list is not able to finalize. Interestingly most of the litigants are not even eligible for promotion at that time and their names are not available in the eligibility list or they were already promoted as SDEs in 2013 LDCE or recent LDCE. Whether it helped any DR or BR or promoteee?

  1. Court case on 20.12.17 against BSNL Board approval for CPSU Hierarchy:

The proposal was an agenda in the BSNL Board meeting on 21.12.2017. However stay obtained on 20.12.2017 and hurriedly brought to the notice of BSNL management. Board didn’t given approval to the proposal due to the stay. If the stay was not there, it would have approved w.e.f 01.01.2017 itself as the DoT Board member who raised objection on 01.01.2017 was not present in the Board meeting held on 21.12.2017. The Board members present don’t have any objection to the date. All the Executives, numbering around 30,000 missed the promotion and lost 1 ½ years service.

  1. Reservation related cases:

Almost all the promotions stopped since 2015. Eligible Executives lost 2 to 3 years of service. 

BSNL CO has called Vigilance Clearance for promotion to the grade of DE/AGM (T) on regular basis:

BSNL Corporate Office has called VC of 4226 executives of SDE (T) cadre for considering them for promotion to the grade of AGM/DE (T) from the office of CVO vide letter dated 08.06.2018. BSNL Corporate Office now circulates the list for getting any errors / omission / addition / deletion / correction of this data further intimated that the process for e-DPC from List No. 8 will be considered in due course. <<Click here for the letter >>> <<Click here for the list >>>. All the district  Secretaries are requested to kindly arrange to  furnish the required information if any to DPC Cell for Correction immediately process for e-DPC from List No. 8 will be considered in due course.

 

JTO(T) to SDE(T) promotion orders issued for 3139 JTOs against 3500 vacancies.

2009-10 vacancy year — 748 (839 vacancies).

2010-11 vacancy year — 2391 (2661 vacancies).

CHQ congratulate all the promoted JTOs who are the soldiers of SNEA.

We could issue the promotion orders under severe adverse conditions, malpropaganda of stay on promotions, misinterpretation of the court orders to mislead their supporters etc etc.  

We are extremely grateful to Smt Sujata T Ray, DIR(HR) who had taken every step to ensure that the promotion orders are issued. Similarly we are thankful to Shri Keshav Rao/ GM(Pers), Shri Manish Kumar/Jt GM(Pers), Shri Mattoo/ AGM(Pers), Sri Ramamoorthy/DM, Shri Pandey/DM and Shri Vinanyak/ DM for the great job. Special mention is required for Shri Ramamoorthy/DM who had completed the DPC work. Special thanks to Shri A. M. Gupta, GM(SR) and Shri Surendra Singh, GM(CLO) who are the other DPC members.

Special mention required regarding the contribution of all of our CSs and office bearers at all the level for their sincere efforts to make this impossible task possible.Orders || Annex-1 Part-I || Annex-1 Part-II || Annex-II VC