Joint Forum of BSNL Executives’ Associations , Urgent attention of all CSs, SSA and Branch Secretaries office bearers and cwc members … If joint meeting not held so far, convene Joint Forum meeting at Circle and SSA level urgently and form Core committees at Circle and SSA level to monitor the agitation programs. Start combined campaign at all the levels:

      Gear up for the Agitation by Joint Forum

                  Joint Notice to Secretary, DOT | Joint Notice to CMD, BSNL

The issues are very complex and through toughest struggle only we can have breakthrough. Almost 80% of the Executives (approx 40,000) are JTO/JAOs or SDE/AOs and the pay scale of these cadres lowered to E1 and E2. The pay scale of more than 40,000 Executives working as JTO/JAO, SDE/AO equivalent lowered to E1 and E2. Other HR issues like promotions, Superannuation benefits, first TB promotions, pay parity, E1A and E2A for Civil/Elect/Arch/TF/PA/ PS etc, scrapping of DGM and MT RRs etc are the need of the hour and a very tough struggle is needed ahead. If we think that the issues will be resolved sitting in the comfort of the offices, then we are simply befooling ourselves. Each one of us shall have to be part of this program with 100% commitment and without any apprehensions in mind. Those trying to enjoy sitting on fences and trying to weaken the struggle should be reprimanded by each and every Executive and such persons should be shown their true worth.

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Toughest agitational programmes are announced in a short notice. The participation, involvement and the impact of this struggle will decide our destiny. So make all out preparations to face any challenge.

72 hours relay hunger strike (day and night) from 25th to 27th will be the first programme. List of Executives participating the Hunger strike may be prepared in advance. All the office bearers and members should apply leave for four days immediately and all the executives should ensure hundred percent participation.

28.04.2017 is the day of Mass Casual Leave by all the Executives. It requires massive campaign. Make sure that 100% joint forum members and other supporters also are submitting CL applications for 28.04.2017. We should ensure that each and every Executive who cares for the issues should apply leave.

The status should be sent to CHQ by all Circle Secretaries on a daily basis.

From 1st May onwards, agitation programmes will be intensified. Indefinite Relay Hunger Strike and Work According to Rule will be starting from 01.05.2017.

LICE for promotion to the grade of JTO(T) under 50 percentage internal quota and held in abeyance the Pre basic-I&II training of eleven candidates in Punjab Circle:

It is very unfortunate that on 13/04/2017 ,Punjab Circle Held in abeyance the training  in respect of 11 candidates based on the  BSNL CO letter No:6-1/Genl/2016/Estt-IV dtd 12.04.2017 <<View letter >>,Circle Secretary SNEA immediately written letter and requested CGMT Punjab Circle to reconsider the decision by citing the facts that the court case was withdrawn by the candidates moreover   BSNL Corporate office has nowhere rescinded the previously calculated vacancies  and not issued instructions to Punjab Circle to  stop the  JTOs training which is scheduled be held on 17042017 and we further pleaded that if issue not resolved  at the earliest  it will vitiate the whole atmosphere which may result in new court case and stopping the qualified JTOs from joining there duties<<<Click here to View Letter written to CGMT>>> in addition to this regard Com Amarjit Singh CS along with DS Hoshiarpur Com Jagmohinder Singh   held meeting was held with GM(Admin) Punjab Circle  and discussed the whole issue GM(Admin) assured that Punjab Circle is writing letter to BSNL Corporate office and he assured that issue will be resolved at the earliest further we also our CHQ to intervene to take up the case with Establishment section for early settlement of the issue

Make all out preparations for full day Dharna on 11-04-2017:

Comrades, In the final battle to get E2 and E3 pay scales, make all out preparations for the Full Day Dharna on 11th April and the Relay Hunger Strike from 25-28 April, 2017 at BSNL/Circle/SSA HQs  followed by intensified programs by all the Associations on a joint notice from 1st May. As all  the Associations are participating in the  this agitation programme all the district secretaries of  SNEA Punjab  are requested  to organize mass  dharna  on dated 11.04.2017 in coordination with other Associations as  all the Associations will be supporting the Agitation on 11th and 25-28 April and joining the SNEA programmes. Contact the office bearers at all level. Seek the support of Non Executives Unions also.<<<Click Here to View Notice >>>


Consideration of relaxation for JEs(TTAs) promoted as JTOs for Rule 8 transfer:

The issue was discussed in detail during the meeting with Com K.Sebestian GS at Pathankot SSA conference  GS told that Management agreed for relaxation as discussed earlier. For the JEs promoted as  JTOs, they can apply for Rule 8 transfer after 1 year of service as JTO (4 year relaxation) in normal Circles and after 2 years of service as JTO (3 year relaxation) in tenure Circles GS told orders in this regard delayed because some correction were required in the proposed draft and  Orders will be issued in this  week itself.

District conference of Pathankot SSA held on 08/04/2017:

The  General body meeting of Pathankot  SSA was held on 08/04/2017 at DLM hill resort  Village Blacochi    all  the members  of Pathankot SSA attended the meeting .The Circle secretary  Com Amarjit Singh ,Com Gurpreet Singh CP ,Com Jasvir Singh Joint Secretary North ,Com K.Sebestian GS,Com AA Khan CHQ president ,Com Harinder Singh Com Jagtar Singh CWC members,Com Joginder Singh circle treasurer ,Com vinod vetran comrade,Com Ramesh Jhalli DS&Com Gurinder Singh DP  Jalandhar,Com Jagmohinder Singh DS &Com Satwinder Singh DP Hoshiarpur ,Sh.Charn Das GMTD  and Sh.Ramesh Lal DGM PKT SSA and no of comrades from nearby SSAs attended the meeting meeting    ,Com jasvir Singh joint Secretary North ,Com Amarjit CS Punjab addressed the  house  on various issues  he told the house that under the dynamic leadership of  CGMT Punjab  the overall financial position of Punjab circle is growing day by day and there is continuous growth in GSM in addition to this  Punjab circle has become profit making Circle    for the year 2016-17
he thanked the CGMT Punjab  and all the members for their valuable contribution contribution in this regard CS in detail elaborated  the contribution of Punjab in first MVP  further Com GS and CHQ president Com Khan  appraised the house regarding on going agitation to settle long pending HR issues  and appealed  to make extensive preparations to make the Relay Hunger Strike successful. Our demand of standard pay scales of E2, E3 with five promotions  for the JTO/JAOs recruited after 01.01.2007 should settle before constitution of 3rd PRC. Settlement of CPSU cadre Hierarchy, 1st TBP, 30% superannuation benefit and implementation from year 2007 wi as promised, , Notional pay of E1A and E2A w.e.f 01.10.2000 for Civil/Elect etc etc are fully depends upon the success of our struggle,Implementation of CPSU cadre Hierarchy  he appealed to all Executives  to join the forthcoming agitation   for the upliftment of the cadres as all Associations are joining agitation programme in coming days
The election for the Next term was held  and the following office Bearers were unanimously elected for next term:-

Com Rajesh Kapil  (SDE)           Distt.Secretary PKT

Com  Satnam Singh                     Distt.President PKT

Com Sanjeeve Kumar                 District Cashier PKT

At the end Com Avtar Chand CAO Pathankot SSA  extened the vote of Thanks to all the participants


Limited Internal Competitive Examination (LICE) for promotion from Group ‘C’ to the grade of JTO (T) under 50% quota for the vacancy year 2015-16 held on 11.12.2016 – Declaration of list of Qualified candidates total 255 candidates declared successful in the exam ,SNEA Punjab circle congratulate the successful candidates and welcome the executive fraternity.
<<<Click here to view the Result>>>

Successful Lunch Hour Demonstrations all over Punjab Circle.


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Even though the call for the Lunch hour demonstration was on a very short notice and in spite of having hot summer temperature all over, large numbers of valiant Comrades of SNEA Punjab  Circle conducted huge Lunch Hour Demonstrations today in every district of Punjab and protested against the demolition of JTO/JAO, SDE/AO and equivalent cadres by lowering the pay scales to E1 and E2. Leaders and members of SNEA PB Circle exhibited the call given by SNEA CHQ New Delhi and shown their anguish and protest against the arbitrary, unconstitutional presidential order issued in this regard by DOT. SNEA PB Circle whole heartily congratulates each and every DS, COBs, CWC members for making the programme a grant success large no of Members of AIGETOA also participated in demonstration .

Immediate protest against the demotion of the cadres of JTO/JAO, SDE/AO and equivalent cadres by lowering the pay scales to E1 and E2:

DoT has issued Presidential Order approving E1 scale of 16400-40500 for JTOs & equivalents and E2 scale of 20600-46500 for SDEs & equivalents in respect of new entrants. However the pay of absorbed appointees in the cadre of JTOs & equivalents drawing pay in the scale of 9850-14600 and those employees appointed as JTO & equivalent either by Direct Recruitment or on promotion and placed in the pay scale of 9850-14600, will be revised in the scale of 18850-40500 as personal to the incumbent. Similarly, the pay of absorbed appointees in the cadre of SDEs & equivalents drawing pay in the scale of 11875-17275 and those employees appointed as JTO & equivalent either by Direct Recruitment or on promotion and placed in the pay scale of 11875-17275, will be revised in the scale of 22800-46500 as personal to the incumbent. View DoT order copy on revised E1 and E2 scales   Page 1    Page 2.It is decided to hold protest Lunch Hour demonstration at BSNLCO, Circle HQ, SSA HQs and all important stations. All the district secretaries’ office bearers of SNEA Punjab Circle are requested to hold lunch Hour demonstration  on 31.03.2017 at SSA HQs ,Circle office Chandigarh and at all other important stations and make the programme grand success in addition to this we sincerely appeal to all the Executives and all the Associations to join hands in the struggle for standard pay scales of E2 and E3 replacing the intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A w.e.f 01.01.2007. CHQ will be making a formal appeal to all the Associations in this regard.Further agitational programme  will be announced in a day or two

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

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Almost 108 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)