Shri. Anupam Shrivastav, CMD BSNL writes DO letter to all Circle Heads for effective implementation of “Project Ojas” elaborating the objective and road map of the project to achieve the Circle wise targets to save expenditure on Electricity. Letter <<<>>>
- The overall target of BSNL throughout India is to save Rs. 45296.91 Lakh of BSNL and Punjab Circle is having target of Rs.2802.36 Lakh under this Project Ojas.
- This DO letter specially underlines the efforts taken by Maharashtra Circle on Energy Conservation front and e-Bass (Electrical Bill Analysis & Scheduling Software), the in-house Software developed by Maharashtra Circle.
AGM Pers II BSNL CO writes Circle Heads calling for options from SDEs for working at All India hard Tenure Stations and NON Tenure Stations having shortage of SDEs. Letter <<<>>>
- The All India Hard Tenure Stations for which options are being called are A&N, AS, NE-I, NE-II, J&K, NETF, ETR, ETP Circles and Non-Tenure Circles are GUJ & CTD Circles.
- The options are not available for SDEs already working in these Circles as well as Bihar, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh Circles, and Soft Tenure Stations at different Circles.
- Options are to be submitted to respective CGMs and last date of submission of options is 15/09/2018.
- a) Deputing senior officers to DPE to presnt the facts to DPE regarding the clarifications sought by DoT from DPE on approval of Standard Pay scales of E2 and E3 replacing the intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A w.e.f 01.01.2007 for all the post 2007 rects including the fresh rects: DoT presented wrong informations to DPE on the issue. In order to justify their decision on lowering the pay scales from E1A to E1 and E2A to E2 in the presidential order issued on 28.03.2017, they informed DPE that BSNL wrongly implemented E1A and E2A pay scales after the formation of BSNL to fresh BSNL direct rects. This is illegal. E1A and E2A scales are only a special dispensation for the Executives absorbed from DoT into BSNL to facilitate absorption. We had submitted a copy of the reference made by DOT to DPE for her kind information. Since wrong informations are given by DoT to DPE, BSNL has to strongly present the facts before the DPE so that DPE can take a correct stand. We explained the detailed discussion we had with Advisor/DPE twice on the matter.
GM(Estt) informed about the discussions he had with this Association and opined that the DoT reference is very much negative. BSNL has to present the facts before the DPE. A para-wise response will be made on the subject to present before the DPE. After detailed discussion, DIR(HR) assured that next week, GM(Estt) will meet the concerned officers in DPE for explaining the facts to them.
- b) Notification of CPSU Hierarchy w.e.f 01.07.2018: DIR(HR) reiterated that it will be notified w.e.f 01.07.2018 as already announced, it is a BSNL Board decision and it has to be implemented, there is no other options. The issue of financial implications and reservation issue are examined by two committees and the committee report received by DIR today. DIR(HR) sought one week time to go through the report and taking further actions to notify it. We informed her about the assurance of CMD, BSNL that the moment file reaches him, he will approve its notification.
We further requested to protect the interests of the JTOs and AOs where DPC is initiated before 01.07.2018 for the existing vacancies but could not complete before 01.07.18. They may be given notional promotion from 29.06.2018 along with others to protect their seniority at par with others and the pay fixation benefit if any, we suggested.
- c) Bringing Parity and Uniformity in all future promotions: DIR(HR) informed that BSNL management will follow the principle of parity in all the future promotions. As first stage the possibility to bring parity upto 2005 is under examination and will be discussed with CMD. As of now there is no vacancy to promote, except in SDE(T) and CAO cadres. Now management is only focusing on the contempt petition at Ernakulam and Chandigarh and after that only it can concentrate on further promotions. AIEL preparation is stalled by your own friends, then how we can promote JTO to SDE, DIR asked. We explained that the case was filed not by SNEA, it was done by AIGETOA activists and they are only filed the contempt petition also. SNEA all along supported the BSNL stand in the courts. She suggested to ask them to withdraw the case, on which we informed DIR that already we told them several times, which is the easiest way to promote the JTOs. In Chandigarh case also SNEA is not supporting the case and we publically told this and our stand is very clear, reservation should be given in promotions as per the interim order of Hon SC. But some leaders for the sake of their own promotion, forced BSNL to give excess promotions beyond the scope of the interim order of the Hon SC which is to be reexamined. This drama they had played only in SDE to DE promotions because the so called leaders are also getting AGM promotions. Similar stand they did not taken in the case of JTO(T/C/E/Arch/TF) to SDE(T/C/E/Arch/TF) or JAO to AO promotion or SDE(C/E/Arch/TF) to EE(C/E/Arch/TF) promotion. CMD and BSNL management is very much disturbed on the contempt petition, DIR told. BSNL is filing review petition in the Hon HC against the order quashing the method of fixation of inter-se seniority from training centre marks to date of appointment which will unsettle a settled procedure followed by DoT and BSNL. It will expedite the preparation of AIEL, GM(Pers) informed.
On bringing parity by upgradation of posts, DIR(HR) is non committal and informed that upgrdation may not be possible in future but doors are not closed for ever.
- d) DE to DGM promotions: We requested to find a solution to the deadlock situation due to the court order on catch up rule. If 600 DGM posts are created which is almost proposed in the HR plan, all the dispute over the catch up rule can be overcome by giving promotions to all. Meanwhile the DPC for all the eligible DEs to be completed and the panel can be made ready, we suggested. DIR(HR) is very positive and told us to give some time as entire management is busy on the contempt petitions.
- e) Circle break for Soft tenure: DIR(HR) informed that the proposal is already in her office. OSD to DIR(HR) told that it reached more than one month back. In fact the proposal has sent by the Pers section by the end of May. DIR(HR) assured that decision will be taken very shortly as per the assurance.
A meeting of the All Unions and Associations of BSNL (AUAB) was held yesterday, the 02-08-2018, at BSNL MS office. The meeting was presided over by Com.K.Sebastin, GS, SNEA. The meeting as attended by:
BSNLEU: Com.P.Abhimanyu,GS, Com.Balbir Singh, President, Com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and Com.Chellappa, AGS.
NFTE: Com.Chandeswar Singh,GS, Com. K.S.Sheshadri, Dy.GS, Com.A.Rajamouli, Treasurer and Com.K.Natarajan, CS,TN.
SNEA: Com.K.Sebastin, GS and Com.A.A.Khan, President.
AIBSNLEA: Com.Prahlad Rai GS and Com.S.Sivakumar, President.
AIGETOA: Com.Ravi Shil Verma,GS, Com. Wasi Ahmed, Dy.GS and Com.Bashisth Gupta, Advisor.
BSNLMS: Com.Suresh Kumar, GS, Com.Mallikarjuna, President.
ATM BSNL: Com.Revti Prasad, AGS.
BSNL OA: Com.H.P.Singh, Dy.GS.
After detailed discussion, the following decisions are taken unanimously.
(1) The meeting unanimously disagreed with the letter written by the GS, FNTO and the GS,SEWA BSNL, to the Secretary DOT and CMD BSNL, withdrawing from the agitation called on by the AUAB, and also informing that their scanned signatures were used in the notice for the agitation, without their consent. Further the meeting suggested that, the GS, FNTO and GS,SEWA BSNL should come to the meeting of AUAB for expressing their views.
(2) The meeting reviewed the demonstration held on 11-07-2018, the three day Relay Hunger Strike held from 24th to 26th July 2018, as well as the meeting held between the AUAB and the Hon’ble MoSC(I/C), on 01-08-2018 and expressed it’s satisfaction. The meeting decided to write to the Secretary DOT, expressing dissatisfaction that, despite efforts were taken by the AUAB, to hold a meeting with her, the Secretary DoT, has not met the AUAB, not even once in the past 5 months. The meeting also decided to seek a meeting with the Secretary DoT immediately, and decided to give call for the next phase of agitation, in case the meeting does not materialise.
(3) The meeting finalised the text of the letter, addressed to the CMD, BSNL, demanding implementation of austerity measures for the top officers of the company.
(4) The meeting finalised the text of the letter, addressed to CMD, BSNL, demanding implementation of 30% Superannuation benefits to the Directly Recruited employees within a time frame. It was also decided that, if no positive result comes, then this demand should be placed in the charter of demands for the next phase of the struggle.
(5) The meeting decided to write letters to the CMD BSNL, against purchasing obsolete and unnecessary equipments, against the indiscreet engagement of retired officers as consultants and against the huge expenditure being incurred for AMCs. The meeting decided to demand a meeting with CMD BSNL on these issues, in the presence of other Directors.
(6) As regards, the decision of the AUAB to launch the movement of ‘BSNL at your door steps, it was decided to suggest to the CMD BSNL, for holding an inaugural function at the Corporate office, Circle and SSA levels, jointly by the Management and the AUAB.
(7) It was decided to write a letter to the CMD BSNL, demanding to immediately arrange a meeting between AUAB and the Secretary DoT.
(8) Next meeting of AUAB will be held at 15:00 hrs. on 23-08-2018 at BSNL MS Office to review the progress on various demands and to decide future course of action.
Circle secretary SNEA Punjab circle writes to CGMT Punjab for Grant of Special casual leave to all the circle office bearers,CWC Members,District Secretaries and Circle Executive Committee(CEC) Members of SNEA Punjab Circle .
The CEC is Scheduled to be held on dated 14.08.2018 at 11.00AM the Venue of CEC is Hotel LE BARRON opposite Punjab Agriculture University Ludhiana , all the CEC Members are requested to attend the meeting well in time,lCom AA Khan CHQ president ,Com K.Sebestian GS SNEA , Com GL Jogi Chairman SNEA and Com Jasvir Singh Joint Secretary North will address the CEC Meeting
View Letter <<<>>>
- Stay Particulars of only 25 SDEs and 25 DEs, who are having longest stay in the Circle is to be sent to Personal Cell BSNL CO.
- The data is called only from male candidates with age less than 55 years as on 31/03/2019 and not 2018.
- The data of female candidates is to be excluded from the list because as the transfer policy posting to tenure stations for female executives in optional.
- Stay is to be counted from entry in JTO Cadre by the said executive.
- The data of working period at tenure/Soft tenure if any is to be included in the report.
- These names will be used for posting substitute to all India Soft Tenure Stations.
- The last date for submission of long stay list by Circles is 03/08/2018
On JTO to SDE promotion, Pers section almost completed the calculation of SDE vacancies upto 31.03.2018 and the SC/ST roster as on 01.01.2016, 01.01.2017 and 01.01.2018. As per the Pers section, the SDE vacancy is about 4929 under SCF quota and 2627 under LDCE quota as on 30.06.2018 (subject to minor changes).
The gradation list particulars sought by BSNLCO based on date of appointment/promotion as per Hon Ernakulam HC order, received from good number of Circles and management is examining both the gradation lists based on training Centre marks and date of appointment. The lists are called from the Circles to study the impact and produce before the court along with the appeal. The AIEL published by BSNL for 2001 rect based on training Centre marks was quashed by the Hon HC. So a final decision to appeal against the order or to implement the same will be decided shortly based on the data received from Circles.
The promotion is getting delayed only due to the Ernakulam HC order quashing the method of fixation of inter-se seniority among direct rects based on training Centre marks. AIGETOA and its activists prayed for 1) 1:1 ratio between promotes and DRs from 1995 rect year onwards which was turned down by the Hon HC and 2) date of joining as the criteria to decide the inter-se seniority but Hon HC ordered date of appointment. If BSNL decides to appeal, then promotion will be delayed. If it is implemented it may be challenged by many as their seniority will be affected, then also promotion will be delayed, this is the situation we reached.
After spending 8 years in the court, losing everything and sacrificing the future of thousands of JTOs, now AIGETOA leaders are agreeable for training Centre marks, according to the management. In that case the best option will be to file the appeal simultaneously by both BSNL and AIGETOA with the same prayer to restore the training Centre marks as the criteria which will save much time. The present Circle gradation lists can be operated without any change also for the preparation of AIEL. Let better sense prevail.
According to our rough calculation more than 18,500 Executives are now eligible for promotion to the grade of Manager (SDE), Sr Manager (SR SDE), AGM or Jt DGM grades. AO to CAO promotion case is posted to 07.09.18 but mgt is trying to prepone the same. The demand for parity and uniformity in promotions by upgradation of posts for promotion to AGM/CAO/EE equivalent cadres and SDE equivalent cadres in different wings is not considered by the management so far even though they agreed for parity. At the same time notification of Uniform Time Bound Promotion Policy w.e.f 01.07.2018 also not did so far, irrespective of several assurances. By this the promotions in the future will become a nightmare for the BSNL Executives. We are pursuing both issues at the highest level of DIR(HR) and CMD/BSNL. Both are given us positive assurances but result is not visible so far. The contempt cases at both Ernakulam and Chandigarh also delaying the decisions.
If management is not taking a decision in a time bound manner for bringing parity and uniformity in promotions, we may be forced to launch organizational actions along with other pressing HR issues in the near future and we have to make organizational preparations for that at the ground level. CSs, SSA Secretaries and Branch Secretaries start to work in that direction. It will be a tough decision in the prevailing condition of BSNL but we cannot ignore our career growth also.
Advisor/DPE invited SNEA on 25.07.2018 at 3 PM for further discussions on the DoT querry regarding replacement of the intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A with standard pay scales of E2, E3 w.e.f 01.01.2007 for JTO/JAO equivalent cadres.
On the direction of Secretary/DPE, Shri Agrim Kaushal, Advisor (Jt Secretary)/DPE called SNEA for further discussions regarding the DoT reference to DPE on E2 and E3 pay scales, based on our letter dated 09.07.2018 to Secretary/DPE. GS and CHQ President met the Advisor. Director/DPE Shri Khurana was also present. The DoT reference did not reached the DPE so far. However Advisor asked us to make a copy available and explain the background of the issue.
a) At the time of absorption, DoT issued the PO dated 28.07.2003 extending E1A (9850-250-14600) and E2A (11875-300-17275) scales for the absorbed as well as BSNL directly recruited Executives. However now DoT taken a U turn and insisting that E1 and E2 are the pay scales approved by DoT for the new BSNL direct rects, recruited after 01.10.2000. There is no such order issued by DoT in this regard, we informed Advisor/DPE. The JTO and SDE RRs of DoT and BSNL also made available to them. After going through the PO dated 28.03.2003, Advisor very much convinced on our arguments and told that E1A (9850-250-14600) and E2A (11875-300-17275) scales are uniformly applicable for the absorbed as well as BSNL directly recruited Executives.
b) DoT and DPE rejected the BSNL proposal for revising E1A and E2A scales with intermediary pay scales.
c) BSNL recommended E2 and E3 pay scales replacing the intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A, w.e.f 01.01.2007.
d) Ignoring BSNL recommendation, DoT approved E1 and E2 scales by lowering the pay scales from E1A to E1 and E2A to E2. The basic cadres of JTO/JAO and SDE/AO demoted by this action. As per DPE guidelines, Administrative Ministry has to implement the pay revision as per the recommendation of the CPSU.
e) DoT justifying the decision citing decline in revenue and the recurring losses in the current scenario for lowering the pay scales. However as per DPE guidelines, 2nd PRC is to be implemented based on the PBT for the years 2007-08 where BSNL made 4451 Crores Profit Before Tax(PBT). Advisor/DPE also accepted our plea that the PBT for 2007-08 is to be taken into account.
f) BSNL did not implemented the Presidential Order and requested DoT to reconsider the decision and approve E2 and E3 pay scales as recommended by BSNL.
g) BSNL also informed DoT that E1 and E2 pay scales are not recommended by BSNL.
On this background, we requested DPE to issue suitable direction to DoT to review the decision and notify the pay scales based on:
1) Implement the revision of the pay scales based on the recommendation of BSNL,
2) The affordability is to be considered based on the PBT for the year 2007-08 and the current one,
3) Not allow DoT to lower the pay scales and downgrade the cadres.
Advisor DPE assured that DPE will try to do the best possible to ensure that DPE guidelines are followed once the official letter reaches DPE. Later on we had spoken to Director(PSU)/DoT explaining the non-receipt of the letter and requested to provide another copy to DPE. Director(PSU)/DoT assured to send a reminder with all the attachments.
Our demand for revised pay scales E2 and E3 will be applicable for all the JTO/JAOs recruited from 2007 onwards, including those recruited in the provisional pay scale of E1 and the future recruits. Last several years we are pursuing the matter at various levels in various ministries like DoT, DPE, DoPT, Dept of Expenditure etc to settle this justified demand. Our agitation in 2014 forced BSNL management to reconstitute the Joint Committee with Shri M A Khan as Chairman which given a positive recommendation for replacing the intermediary pay scales of E1A and E2A with E2 and E3. Thereafter BSNL accepted the demand and recommended E2 and E3 pay scales to DoT w.e.f 01.01.2007.
Our single moto is to upgrade the pay scales of the basic entry level cadres of JTO/JAO whereas DoT is trying to demote and downgrade the cadres.
‘Management further intends to continue with its exercise of promotion till the scheme of CPSE hierarchy is finalized keeping in view BSNL Board directions given on 28.6.2018. <<<View Letter>>> A committee has already been convened to find ways and means to implement the decision.’
1. DoT decision to seek the guidance of DPE regarding replacement of E1A and e2A scales by E2, E3 scales w.e.f 01.01.2007.
As per the opinion of Dept of Expenditure, DoT referred the matter to DPE for guidance. However facts are suppressed by DoT in the letter to DPE. DoT informed DPE that E1 and E2 scales are approved by DoT on 28.03.2017 as E1 and E2 scales are the pay scales approved by DoT for the fresh BSNL direct rects from 2001 onwards and E1A and E2A scales are not applicable for them. E1A and E2A scales are special dispensation for the DoT officers getting absorbed in BSNL, in order to facilitate the smooth absorption. BSNL wrongly implemented E1A and E2A scales for the BSNL direct rects from 2001 onwards. In order to avoid the pay loss, revised E1A and E2A scales temporarily extended upto 28.03.2017 for the purpose of pay protection. So DoT decision is correct. However BSNL is not agreeing to the DoT order and requested for review the decision and approve E2 and E3 scales. But BSNL financial condition is very poor now to give upgraded pay scales of E2 and E3, DoT told DPE.
We requested CMD to depute some senior officers to DPE to explain the issue in detail as DoT has given wrong feed back to DPE to justify their action by notifying lower pay scales. The following facts are to be explained to DPE: 1) E1 and E2 scales were never implemented in BSNL, 2) BSNL did not recommended E1 and E2 scales, 3) DoT has to act on BSNL recommendation of E2 and E3 scales, 4) the affordability is to be decided based on PBT of 2007-08, not on current situation. CMD assured to speak to Secretary/DPE and Addl Secretary/DPE in this regard and depute some senior officers to DPE.
2. Implementation of parity in promotion/uniform promotional avenues for all the Executives.
We once again congratulated CMD, DIR(HR) and the BSNL management for completing all the promotions before the target date of 30.06.2018. About 6000 Executives promoted on a single day, 29.06.2018 and the total promotions in BSNL will be a record, more than 12000 in one month time. CMD reciprocated by complementing the role of SNEA in completing the task in the shortest time. CMD told that he got full confidence after the meeting with SNEA on 20.06.2018 that the promotions can be completed by 30.06.2018. With that confidence, he cleared the proposal for promotions with specific direction in file that all the promotions should be completed by 30.06.2018, CMD informed. For this CMD directed Pers Cell to do something out of Box as suggested by SNEA. This cutoff date was fixed as 30.06.2018 for implementing the CPSU Hierarchy w.e.f 01.07.2018 approved by the Board, CMD informed. CMD and DIR(HR) is committed to implement the CPSU Hierarchy w.e.f 01.07.2018, it is a BSNL Board decision, we cannot deviate from that, CMD informed. We fought within the Board for the approval tooth and nail, CMD informed. The approval of CPSU Hierarchy given enough space to give the promotions, otherwise such drastic decisions could not have taken, CMD informed.
While thanking CMD, DIR(HR), GM(Pers) and others, GS told that this impossible task was made possible by the team efforts of Management, Pers /BW/EW/Arch etc cell, the committed work force in DPC section which worked 48 hours day and night continuously to complete the target on 29.06.2018, the CHQ leaders of SNEA at Delhi and the CSs of various Circles who arranged the screening committee reports, VC and missing data etc to the DPC section to facilitate the DPC. CMD once again told that he is aware of the role played by SNEA and got the full information from down the level and with this confidence only, he assured to complete the DPCs by 30.06.2018.
CMD very much appreciated our demand for parity in promotions and assured us that he fully support this demand. The demand is very much justified, CMD informed us. We explained the huge disparity created by the recent promotions and resentment among the senior comrades. Telecom Enng side, the backbone of the company is demoralized, humiliated and deprived due promotions. The Executives in other streams also equally hurt. All are demanding parity at par with Finance stream. CMD told that full parity in post based promotions may not be 100% possible, 1 or 2 years difference may continue. We once again made our stand very clear that our demand is nothing less than parity in promotions in equivalent cadres in all the streams. We requested to clear the proposal for AO to CAO promotions and other proposal from various streams to bring full parity. CMD is non committal on this proposal but reassured that he stands for parity. Further we requested to consider the promotion of AOs of 2003 and 2005 batch who are unnecessarily made victims which he assured to discuss with DIR(HR) and do the needful. The JTO to SDE promotions going on is to be speeded up.
We requested the personal intervention of CMD to difuse the situation and take concrete decisions and necessary steps to promote the remaining Executives urgently to bring full parity and uniformity in promotions. CMD assured to discuss the matter with DIR(HR) also and take decision at the earliest, in a couple of days.
CMD pointed out the shortage in various Circles and all should agree to fill up the shortages before resorting to any further promotions. We suggested, filling up of all the existing vacancies in the Circles and remaining Executives can be considered for posting outside as per the shortage.
3. DGM(T) promotions in the vacant posts and increasing the DGM posts so that all the AGMs promoted in 2013/ 2014 and completed the qualifying service can be promoted. All of them completed more than 30 years of service. Now 650 to 700 DGM posts are vacant. If another 800 posts are increased temporarily till approval of HR plan, all can be promoted together. Already there is a proposal in the HR plan to increase the DGM posts. Due to the delay in approval of HR plan, AGMs are suffering. CMD assured to do the needful by discussing the options with DIR(HR).
Some malpropaganda is going on in the social media in the name of SEWA BSNL that SNEA is opposing SC/ST reservation. If the news is spread by the knowledge of SEWA leadership, SNEA condemn that. SNEA always stood for the welfare of the SC/ST comrades and for their rights, not just by circulating speculations in the social media, but by action. However we did not endorse the activities of SEWA leaders to the extent of threatening management for getting promotion to some of their top leaders in the name of roster. This we had seen in 2010 when GS of another Assn making all types of objections in SDE to DE promotions till his name gets included in the list by extending the list by few hundreds. If the method of applying roster in SDE to DE promotion is wrong, then why they did not made the same demand for JTO to SDE promotion in SCF and LDCE quota? Why such demand not raised in earlier promotions, till date? If the SDE roster is not correct according to them, why they kept silent so far? SNEA CHQ is fully involved from the day one for the smooth conduction of the DPC by facilitating it by arranging VC, missing assessment reports, other particulars etc. Last one week we are dedicated for the missing cases mainly from list 8 where the SC/ST comrades are involved. All our CSs are in regular touch with the CHQ on hourly basis for the missing cases reported. We are not seen any activists from other Assns for facilitating the DPC except some people reaching the DPC / Pers section in the evening to collect the information and order copy. Now the DPC is conducted and everything is clear for another 83 SDEs of list 8 belongs to SC/ST and 26 from list 5, 6 & 7 and awaiting the approval of DIR (HR).
DOPT has conveyed the decision that the limit of 22 years in case of disabled child for the purpose of Chile Care Leave and that Child Care Leave may not be granted for a period less than five days at a time
JTO(E) to SDE(E)
We Congratulate all the Promoted officers
Congratulations!!!! This is the historic month in the history for BSNL/DOT first time 12000 promotions in month and about 7027 in single day executives from all disciplines are promoted from one cadre to another and it is moment of joy for all.
Although some Associations due to there vested interest created environment of huge Chaos among Executives against SNEA but Our CHQ team under the dynamic leadership of Com Sebastian broken the shackles and didn’t get deviated from there goal and fully discharged the duty of representative Association from last fortnight, SNEA leaders from Districts, Circles to CHQ were on the job from collection of APRs to updating of data of VCs and with result of such collective unidirectional works today promotion orders are issued for JAO to AO 2226 post, SDE to AGM Telecom 4254 posts ( 806 APR missing cases are part of this DPC) , JTO to SDE TF 32 posts, SDE to AGM TF 13 posts, DGM Adhoc to DGM Regular in Finance wing 49 posts, SDE E to EEE 125 post, SDE C to EE (C) 138 ,JTO(C) to SDE(C) 84 and thus 7027 officers from Account, Telecom, Electrical and Telecom Factory are promoted in single day, This is in addition to the 5122 JTOs promoted in recent past under LDCE (1987) as well as SCF Quota (3139) and thus history is created by promotion of about 12000 officers within fortnight including left out cases and Electrical Civil wing promotions issued earlier in BSNL.
1. JAO to AO Promotions 2226 posts <<<>>>
2. SDE to AGM Telecom Promotions Total 4254 posts (Including 804 unaccessed cases due to missing APRs)
Order II for 129 Posts <<<>>>
3. JTO TF to SDE TF Promotions 32 posts <<<>>>
4. SDE to AGM TF Promotions 13 posts <<<>>>
5. DGM Adhoc to DGM Regular Finance Promotions 49 posts <<<>>>
6. SDE E to EE E Promotions 125 post <<<>>>
7.SDE C to EE C Promotions 84 post<<<[Order] >>>
This is result of sincere and concerted efforts taken by all the District Secretaries, Circle Office Bearers, and CHQ Office Bearers of SNEA in support of SNEA active comrades all over the India who have taken strong initiatives for updation of the data in ERP for on line VCs, collection of missing APRs including the APRs of current year. Special thanks to Com. K. Sebastin GS SNEA, Com. A. A. Khan President SNEA CHQ, Com. P. P. Rao, AGS SNEA CHQ, Com. A. P. Dahiya JS Central SNEA CHQ, Com Das CS BSNL CO and his entire team at BSNL Corporate Office for their devoted efforts to complete DPC and get order issued covering all SDEs in seniority list no 5,6,7 and 8 in part.
As a DOBs of SNEA Punjab aand all the officers dealing with APRs & VCs for the tireless efforts they have taken over the last 15 days for sending APRs, updating VC data in ERP.
Special thanks to Com. G. L. Jogi, Chairman SNEA CHQ, for his directions to go ahead with DPCs and remained guiding light for SNEA CHQ for getting all these DPCs done and getting promotions orders issued in historic and time bound manner.
Long Live SNEA Long Live BSNL Strengthen SNEA Strengthen BSNL
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>>>
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>>>
BSNL CO issued clarification on queries in respect Updation of data in ERP regarding Preparatory work for promotion to different grades / streams – Updation of data in ERP for processing of E-DPC .<<Click here to view Clarification>>
- 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 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.
- 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.
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.
DGM Estt II BSNL CO calls for current waiting list of Rule 8 transfers of JTOs as on 01/05/2018 and last date for sending information by email in prescribed format is 07/06/2018. This will give way to for settlement of pending Rule 8 transfers from all Circles. Letter <<<>>>
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>>>.
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
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.
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>>
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>>>
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.
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.
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>>>
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.
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.
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.
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>>>
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>>>>
With concerted efforts of SNEA ,Punjab Circle issued eight pending request transfers orders in the cadre of JTO(T) .We are very thankful to CGMT /GM(HR) Punjab Circle in this regard <<<Click here to View orders>>>
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.
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>>>
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>>>>
BSNL CO has issued clarifications on grant of immunity to the office bearers of associations. <<<View letter >>>
BSNL CO has modifed/changed APARs to be considered in the DPC/CPC, calculation of vacancies on calendar year basis and dates of various processes/stages involved in DPC/CPC based on the model calendar for DPCs issued by DoP&T vide its letter dated 8.5.2017. <<< View Guidelines >>>
DoP&T has issued orders declaring 14th April 2018 as a closed holiday on account of birthday of Dr.B.R.Ambedkar, for all Central Government offices including Industrial Establishments throughout India. View DoP&T letter
BSNL CO has made it compulsory for all executives except unabsorbed ITS Group A officers to fill their APAR online w.e.f. 1.4.2018 for financial year 2017-18 on wards.
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.”
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 .
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)
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.
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.
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>>>
- 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.
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>>>
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.
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.
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.
Director CFA BSNL Board writes DO letter to all Circle Heads for taking personal efforts for increasing landline subscriber base of BSNL by adding more and more landlines under plan “Experience LL 49” & Plan “ASSEM” <<<View DO Letter>>
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.
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
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 .
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%
SNEA PUNJAB CIRCLE WISHES HAPPY REPUBLIC DAY TO ONE AND ALL
Circle Secretary Com Gurpreet Singh writes to the CGMT regarding withdrawal of ‘Unlimited Sunday Free Voice Calling’ from Landline and Broadband Plans – A need to review this decision in the interest of Company:
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 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.
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>>>
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>
“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.
(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
(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.
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.
Our SSA Secretaries are requested to coordinate with other Union/Association leaders and submit the memorandum signed by all the Unions and Associations to all the Hon MPs by 30.11.2017. Copy of the memorandum submitted to the Hon MP may be sent to the General Secretary also. Memorandum to be submitted to Hon MPs
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.
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
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>>>
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 BSNL Board decision for Parity and Uniform Functional promotion avenues in all the streams is to reach its logical conclusion. One of impossible tasks made possible by the excellent team work by BSNL management and the Association. 10,676 Executives promoted in a month, the first direct impact of CPSU Hierarchy which given the management the flexibility to upgrade posts. Another 18,500 Executives are waiting for promotion to different grades.
It was really impossible or simply we cannot imagine to complete the DPC for all the vacancies in all the cadres in all the streams, except SDE(T) and CAO, within a record time of 10 days and issue the promotion orders for 10,676 Executives on 29.06.2018, one day before the target date of 30.06.2018. It was an excellent team work by BSNL management and the Association to accomplish the uphill task. We demonstrated it earlier on 15.06.2018, by issuing JTO to SDE promotion orders in just one week. This established that BSNL management and the trade unions together can do wonders. This success story is to be replicated in the field units also.
Having said that, the next phase to bring parity and uniformity in the promotional avenues for the Executives of various streams is not an easy task. Management started wavering as in the case of E2 and E3 pay scales and vested interests are playing into the gallery for obvious reasons. It is our sole responsibility as the Recognised Executives Association to ensure that the demand for parity in promotion is not a onetime measure and not chocking the promotional avenue for the Executives in future. We want to make it very clear to the BSNL management and to our members that promotion is possible in the future only by delinking the promotions from availability of posts.
The classic example of standard pay scale proposal is infront of us. When we raised the limited demand of E2 and E3 scales replacing the intermediary pay scale of E1A and E2A, vested interests tried to sabotage it by raising the demand of cascading effect. Management also played its role in this regard. Ultimately even E2 and E3 scales not settled so far, leave the cascading effect and upgradation of other scales. If E2 and E3 scales had settled earlier, now we could have tried for the upgradation of remaining scales along with the 3rdPRC.
Our demand for parity and uniformity in promotions should not become a non starter because it will end the future career growth of our Executives. The HR plan is to be finalised sooner or later, which will take away the existing promotional avenues. When the total number of sanctioned post is reviewed based on the actual assets, the total number of posts will be drastically reduced. Today the sanctioned post is based on the assets during the year 2004. Even the recent promotions may become excess and there will be supernumerary SDE/AO/DE/EEs also in the near future. The HR plan and review of posts based on the current assets is stopped by us for the last 4 years, since 2014, pending finalization of Uniform Time Bound Functional Promotion policy.
SNEA had shown the courage to demand parity in all the promotions in equivalent cadres. Naturally some section of Executives as well as the management becomes suspicious as they felt that it is against their interest. But our genuine demand was for equal treatment, no more discrimination and humiliation. It is not a mere demand, we meant business. SNEA will wholeheartedly welcome any initiative by management to give more promotions, without discrimination. We earnestly request the management to take immediate steps to bring parity in promotions by whatever the method it deems fit.
The Uniform Time Bound Functional Promotion policy is to be implemented w.e.f 01.07.2018 for the rest of the Executives to get promotion to Manager, Sr Manager, AGM and Jt DGM grades and for ensuring continuous promotional avenues in the future also. In the absence of the new Uniform Time Bound Functional Promotion policy, the Executives cannot imagine a promotion in the near future.
Management is not coming out openly, what they are going to do. It seems that they are very much happy with the promotions already taken place. As usual, some vested interests also supporting this behind the curtains. We cannot wait for long. Our demand for parity and uniform promotional avenues for all the Executives in different streams and to give promotion to all the eligible Executives, numbering about 18,500 to Manager, Sr Manger, AGM and Jt DGM grades is to be materialized without anymore delay. We have to make all organizational preparedness to launch organizational programs at short notice, latest by middle of August if management fails to maintain its assurances given to us time and again. The proposal for up gradation of posts and notification of Uniform Time Bound Functional Promotion policy is the two issues which we cannot wait for long time. Let us gear up for achieving that goal.